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The Weather




A Sick

Cloudy and warmer today,
moderate winds from south.



Metal Trades Urge
FederationTo Oust
Lewis' Ten Unions

Resolution Of Convention
Would Cost Federation
One-Third Of Members
Revolt Termination
Predicted By Green
Delegates Roar Approval
As President Cites Plan
For Organization
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 13.-(P)-The
metal trades department of the
American Federation of Labor pro-
posed today to expel John L. Lewis'

Dorms Are On Way
As 2,000 At Dance
Bring_$500 Profit
Dormitories are on the way.
Two thousand students of the Uni-
versity of Michigan saw to that last
night, when they attended the initial
project of the Dormitory Committee,
a dance in the Intramural building.)
Approximately $500 profit was
made during the evening, Gilbert
Tilles, '37, chairman of the commit-
tee, said last night. Dormitory Proj-
ect Number Two is on the way, he

ten rebel unions. Simultaneously, said.
President William Green predicted As the couples, all informally
the Lewis revolt would collapse. dressed, entered the broad gymna-
The dsepartment convention in- sium floor, the strains of two bands,
structed John P. Frey, its president, plus the cheery, Walter Winchell
to introduce in the A.F. of L. conven- voice of Bonth Williams, Daily col-
tion next week a resolution calling umnist, greeted them. Bonth, in the
for revocation of the rebels' charters. absence of punch and other like sub-
This would cost the Federation about stances, was the life of the party. He
one-third of its membership and, discussed everything from football to
labor leaders say, would result in long politics, and got Fred DeLano, Daily
and bitter strife. football expert, and Bill Bates, team
Unions Already Suspended manager, into an argument as to
Frey's charges of "indetion who will win the game this afternoon.
agans thre unionsudthe Fed-DeLano told the dancers that North-
eration's thexteecutive c unionoun c i two western would win, but Bates, per-
months ago to suspend them They aps with the pressure of the coaches
month agoto sspendthem The innhim anain H

had tried to bring all the workers in
each big industry into one big union,
without regard for traditional A. F. of
L. craft lines.
Green, his voice frequently break-
ing with emotion as he talked to the
Federation's building and metal
trades department conventions, said
the A.F. of L.-not Lewis with his
"vaporous idealism"-would bring the
great masses of workers into thel
ranks of organized labor.
Delegates Approve Green
"We're going to organize the un-
organized of America, and we're go-
ing to organize them into the Amer-
ican Federation of Labor," he shout-
The delegates roared approval.
Green also forecast a "great build-
ing boom" for the immediate future,
with reemployment of all building
craftsmen iow idle and a general
increase in wages.
At a later press conference Green
thumbed a summons from the Miners'
Executive Board to appear before it
next Monday to "show cause" why he
should not "cease and desist" from
associating with his union's "en-
Labor Bills Listed
Green listed as the principal mea-

on nim, mantained the wolverines
could not lose another game.
Among the 2,000 persons, our so-
ciety reporter, writing from the wom-
an's angle, whatever that is, saw so
and so with so and so, who wore blue
lame with gold lace trimmings. But
the editors did not think that so very
important. So Bonth, Gil, and the
Dorms are given preference herein.
Anyway, the most important thing
tbout the whole evening, even in-
cluding the good time enjoyed by the
young ladies and gentlemen present,
was the fact that the dormitory fund
IS started. And Tilles and his com-
mittee boys are rubbing their hands
with glee over the 500 bucks. One of
the committee members even became
so enthusiastic as to reach for a tel-
ephone to call an architect (to draw'
up plans for the dormitories) but he
decided to wait, at least until after
Dormitory Project Number Two.
Church Topics
For Tomorrow
Feature Peace

Aerial Battles
Slow Advance
Of Insurgents
Four Falling Planes Seen'
By Onlookers In Madrid;
Fascists Lose Three
Loyalist Leaders
Return To Capital
Government Proclaims Air
Supremacy After Early
Victory NearCity
MADRID, Nov. 13.-() - Hard
Fascist attacks in savage battles on
fighting defenders of Madrid repulsed
land and in the air today.
Rooftop watchers in Madrid saw
four airplanes-three of them Fasc-
ists-shot down in whining spins.
Four additional insurgent planes, the
government announced, were forced
down behind their own lines.
Three spectacular air battles over
Madrid's streets preceded a sudden
counter-offensive which the govern-
ment said forced the enemy back
three milesdalong the Talavera road
west of Madrid.
Officials Come Back
An international column of anti-
Fascists captured three insurgent bat-
teries near Sumera, the government
reported, while their own batteries
shelled Aravaca heavily.
Many Madrid officials who fled to
Valencia at the outset of the Fasc-
ist siege drifted back into the Capital
Minister of State Julio Alvarez del
Vayo held a series of conferences with
the defense council on international
aspects of the situation.
At dusk an insurgent and a gov-
ernment plane crashed after a duel
high over the Capital.
Earlier, six Fascist planes were
shot to earth in the first insurgent
aerial attack of the day, the govern-
ment announced.
Planes Bomb Barracks
In swift retaliation, the insurgent
bombers reloaded, darted back on
Madrid and bombed the Montana
barracks, housing thousands of
troops. Then they blasted a long
line of fortifications.
Ten speedy government pursuit
ships took the air against the invaders
-three bombers and six fighting
ships-and drove them off after a
spectacular dog fight.
The earlier aerial battle left the
government leaders exultantly pro-
claiming they at last had "suprem-
acy" in the air.
A dozen Fascist attacking planes,
apparently intent on repeating pre-
vious deadly bombardments of Ma-
drid proper, suddenly ran into a roar-
ing formation of nine government
Planes Brought Down
Throttles open, the opposing pilots
dived, barrel-rolled, and fought it out
thousands of feet over the heads of
gaping Madrid citizens. Observers
who knew something about flying
were agreed that just about every
trick known to fighting pilots . had
been used.
Clipping volleys from machine guns
in the government ships brought
down two Fascist planes in full view
of the house-top watchers.
In quick and exuberant contrast
to their earlier warnings that the cit-
izens of Madrid might have to fight
in their homes to save their city, the

Madrid defense junta tonight warned
their fighting forces against "over-

State Street Party
Carries Battle Cry
To Radio Program
"Swing with State"
This was the battle hymn of the
State Street party which carried its
cry to the radio and persuaded
"Happy Joe" to play "Waltz in Swing
Time" over his program at 7:50 a.m.
Yesterday morning "Happy Joe"
read this letter during his broadcast
which he had received from "State
"Big election out here next Wed-
nesday, and it's no Literary Digest
poll either. The class of '38 is going
to sweep out the Washtenaw party
and 'swing' with the State Street
"In honor of this 'swing' let's have
Johnny Green's 'Waltz in Swing
Time' about ten of eight, Friday, the
"Will give you an open wire the
morning after election so dust off
'The Victors."'"
In the State Street caucus Joe
Mattes, Sigma Phi, was nominated
for the presidency; Betsy Anderson,
Helen Newberry, vice-president; Ruth
Fowler, Alpha Phi, secretary; Earle
Luby, Independent, treasurer; J-Hop
chairman, Ed Thompson, Theta Delta
Chi; J-Hop committeeman, Ed D'-
Apris, Alpha Delta Phi; Fred Cush-
ing, Beta Theta Pi; Jane Willoughby,
Delta Gamma; Ruth Freedman,
Alpha Epsilon Phi.
Fisticuffs Mark
Stormy French
Deputies' Meet
Members Come To Blows
Over Government Policy
On SpanishWar
PARIS, Nov. 13.-(P)-Leftists and
rightist French parliamentarians,
shrieking invectives, punched each
other in a wild melee which inter-
rupted a session of the Chamber of
Deputies today.
After order was restored, Socialist
Premier Leon Blum pledged his gov-
ernment to remain faithful to the in-
ternational agreement for non-inter-
vention in Spain in defiance of the
The communists, however, refused
to withdraw their demands that
Blum negotiate with Great Britain
to raise the "blockade," as they
termed it, against the Madrid gov-
During the Chamber melee, the
leftists, spurred by rightist criticism
of the Premier and Interior Minister
Roger Salengro, poured from their
seats and swarmed over the rightist
benches on the other side of the
Books were hurled across the
Chamber and the deputies flung fists
right and left before Edouard Her-
riot, Chamber President, restored or-
der, temporarily suspended the meet-
ing and ordered the removal of spec-
When the deputies reconvened,
Blum won a vote of confidence, posed
by a Socialist deputy, by 374 to 201.
The Chamber army committee gave
Defense Minister Edouard Daladier a
vote of confidence when he refused
to consider a communist demand for
reduction in the two-year compul-
sory military service term.
When Blum mounted the speaker's
stand, Jean Louis Tixier-Vignancour,
a rightist, shouted: "Blum means
A leftist sprinted across the Cham-

ber and drove his right fist to Fixier-
Vignancour's chin. A general brawl

By Socialists
Editor Does Not See Ideal
In European Tendencies,
Predicts Collapse
World Model Seen
In U.S. Democracyl
Hayden Warns Of Danger
In Philippine Policy;
Slosson Reviews Election
The American form of government
will not be appreciably affected by
European socialism and tendencies
toward socialism, Paul Scott Mowrer,
managing editor of the Chicago Daily
News and former managing editor of
The Daily, told members of the Uni-
versity Press Club of Michigan last
night in the Union. His subject was'
"Communism and Fascism."
"I do not believe what is going on
in Europe is the last word by any
means," Mr. Mowrer, who was for
many years a Europeancorrespon-
dent for the Chicago Daily News, told
his audience. "I believe the whole
system is one that is going to reach
a crisis and collapse. The trend will
then go toward democracy."
Then, with ideas interchanged
over oceans as they are today, the
United States democracy will become
a model for European 'countries, he
Origin Of Two Alike
"The fascists and communists hate'
each other bitterly," Mr. Mowrer said.
"But I do not see how we can escape
the idea that they have a common
origin, socialism, and are moving to-
ward each other very rapidly."
Soviet Russia under Lenin, Mr.
Mowrer explained, was operated on
an internationally-revolutionary basis
in accordance with the Third Inter-
nationale, while Italy under Musso-
lini and Germany under Hitler are
operated in accordance with the Sec-
ond Internationale, nationalistic so-
cialism. Under Stalin, Mr. Mowrer
said, Russia has actually been oper-
ating nationalistic socialism.
The kind of government the found-
ers of this country set up was an at-
tempt to repudiate the Greek theory
The program for the Univer-
sity Press Club of Michigan to-
day, the final day of its session,
is as follows:
9:30 a.m.-Business session, in-
cluding resolutions and election 1
of officers.
gan Pumpers."
12:00 noon-Luncheon.
2:00 p.m.-Football game, Mich-
igan vs. Northwestern.


Mowrer Finds



Patanelli, Sweet, Garber
Make Last Appearance
In Michigan Stadium




te Bc-Cnev3-orwk
sures in which labor was interested anel Discussions To Offer



To Upset Wildcats
In Last Home Game
Plays Last Game Here 40,000 Crowd Is Expected
To Watch Michigan Try
For First Big Ten Win
Cooper Will Return
To Varsity Lineup

the O'Mahoney industrial licensing
bill to require industry to conform to
specified labor standards, and the
Wagner low cost housing bill.
The Wagner bill, he said, would be
enacted at the next session of Con-
gress. As a result, he said, home
building would boom to such an ex-
tent that there likely would be a
shortage of building labor.
Green declined to predict whether
the convention would vote to expel
the Lewis rebels. There was little
hope now of any immediate peace,
he added.

Jefferies Hits
Security Law
In Talk Here
Condemning the Social Security
Act as an attempt by the "big boys"
to thwart the full benefits of the
Townsend Plan, Judge Edward J.
Jefferies asserted last night that the
Social Security Act is only a phase of
the much broader Townsend Old Age
Pension Plan.
Speaking before the first meeting of
the Ann Arbor Townsend Club, Judge
Jefferies of the Detroit Recorder's
Court partially succeeded in dispel-
ling the spirit of defeatism which
seemed to permeate the audience as
a consequence of the recent election
results. He pointed out that 109 sup-
porters 'of the Townsend Plan had
been elected to Congress, an increase
of 44 over the last election.
The Townsend Plan, he said, has
two merits which the Social Security
Act never will possess, i.e., it will
stabilize industrial production and it
will give a decent distribution of
that production.

Wide Range Of Subjects
In EveningMeetings
Subjects ranging from architecture
to peace will be offered tomorrow in
Ann Arbor churches in a selected pro-
A "Christian Crusade," part of the
preaching mission program of the
Federal Council of Churches in Amer-
ica, will be begun with the 10:45 Sun-
day morning service, when Rev.
Charles Brashares will talk on "Cru-
sade for Christ" at the Methodist
Episcopal Church. The program will
continue in meetings to be held at
7:30 p.m. in the evenings, Sunday
through Friday with the exception of
the Monday night service which will,
begin at 7 p.m. The first part of the
service will be a seminar and the
second part a sermon.
An organization designed to attract
students interested in the Far East as
a religious and cultural subject is the
Eastern Religions group which meets
at 9:30 a.m. every other Sunday in
the Russian Tea Room of the Mich-
igan League. It is composed of stu-
dents from the various religions of
the East who, in lieu of their regular
religious service, meet in a body and
conduct panel discussions on their
own religions. This week Moham-
medanism will be discussed by Mr.
Hasan Rufai, of the Royal School of
Engineering, Geza, Egypt, Mr. Ana-
war Hasani of Iraq and Mr. Gluahim
Khatib of Syria, both graduates of
the American University of Beirut.
A panel discussion on world peace
will be presented at 6:30 p.m. tomor-
row at the Church of Christ (Disci-
"The State as God, or Worshipping
Leviathan," will be the topic of Prof.
Preston W. Slosson of the 10:45 a.m.
morning service of worship at the


of eternally cyclical forms of govern-!
ment, he said. "I really believe thisn
government did what it was supposedI
to do for a long time. But lately we
have been getting ideas from otherf
"Political parties today drift aI
little bit toward the left. The Re- i
publicans went to great pains to in-
dicate they were liberal. The Dem-s
ocrats were rather proud of their al-k
liance with liberal organizations," Mr.
Mowrer said.
Prof. Joseph R. Hayden of the po-t
litical science department, in the
morning session of the Club, told his
audience of the great danger possible
from the militaristic program nowf
being embarked upon by the Philip-t
pine Islands. Prof. Preston W. Slos-
son of the history department, pre-Z
ceding Professor Hayden, analyzed
the recent Presidential election and1
predicted the possibility of a strongc
third party in the 1940 election. t
Professor Hayden, in predicting the
uncertainty of Philippine develop-s
ment, during the morning session,,
outlined the antagonistic forces at
work in the Islands.
"There is, unfortunately, a great
deal of serious political discontent in
the Philippines," he said. He made I
reference to poverty-stricken areas
under domination of the wealthy
land-owning class.
"There is a rising wave of discon-
Communist Incitation Seen
"It is my opinion that they are
worked upon by a small but able
communist group. There is no proof
of this, but that is my opinion."
The Quezon government intends
to eliminate radical movements and
discontent by a partial use of each
of two methods, Professor Hayden
said. "Causes for this discontent
can be discontinued and ameliorated.
Or the discontent can be suppressed
by force. The present government
plans to handle the problem in both
4 ways.

'Last Hope' Plan
Fails To Settlec
Coastal Strike
New Walkouts Threatened r
While Violence Appears
On Houston Waterfrontn
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13.-(P)--r
Another "last hope" formula fort
naritime peace negotiations went in-t
to the wastebasket today while new
walkout threats developed on both
sides of the continent and violence
narked picketing on the Houston wa-
The seagoing unions offered to ne-j
gotiate'if the employers would grantt
them control of their hiring halls1
and accept a modified proposal fore
penalizing workers violating anyf
agreement to be reached.
Shipowners rejected it flatly and1
said the opposing sides were "still as1
far apart as ever on fundamentals."_
Assistant Secretary of Labor Ed-
ward F. McGrady, who presented the
union proposal to the employers, an-
nounced the formula would be re-
vamped and resubmitted immediate-
Although both sides have watched
for days for possible signs of White
House action in the strike, President
Roosevelt said no special Federal
mediation was planned for the im-
mediate future.
A walkout of 600 textile workers
from a San Francisco (Bemis) Bag
Company brought to 11 the number
of Pacific Coast strikes in progress
besides the maritime strike. These
strikes involve 37,000 maritime work-
ers and about 9,600 other union mem-
Philadelphia longshoremen met to
discuss a renewal of their strike after
shipowners rejected their demands
and brought a week's truce to an end.
In Los Angeles 450 shipyard work-.
ers avowedly were ready to strike
tomorrow unless employers met wage
and hour demands.
Two sailors reported they were
beaten and a woman said she was
kidnaped in Houston, where a strike
of seamen has been in progress for
two weeks. A member of the strike
committee asked protection from
"two New York gunmen" who he said
were imported to kill him.
The unions now demand formal
control of the halls and the operators
want at least "neutral" control.
Debating Team
Gains Decision
Over Wayne U.
The University of Michigan debat-
ing team gained its second triumph
in a week yesterday by downing the
strong Wayne University team in a
debate at the Grosse Ile High School
in Detroit.
The subject was "Resolved; That
All Electric Utilities Should Be Gov-
ernmentally Owned and Operated."
The Michigan team composed of Don
Mayfield, '37; Nathanial Holtzman,

(Daily Sports Editor)
Holding grimly to the realization
that a victory over the nation's high
est ranking team is by no means an
mpossibility for them, Coach Harry
Kipke's young Michigan eleven goes
nto action on the Stadium gridiron
at 2 p.m. today for the last time this
season, meeting undefeatedNorth-
western before a crowd expected to
reach 40,000.
The Wolverines have yet to win a
Big Ten game this fall while the
Wildcats have the Conference title
already won regardless of the out-
come of today's contest, but Coach
Kipke has imbued his charges with
the idea that they are a good enough
team to achieve the upset that no
critic in the nation is mentioning-
and a good ball game is bound to
Janke Will Not Play
Excepting Fred Janke, sturdy soph-
omore tackle who was injured at
Minnesota, the Varsity is as strong in
numbers today as it has been at any
other time this year, but injuries
that are not serious enough to keep,
them out of action will lessen the ef-
fectiveness of several of the amen
Coach Kipke expects to use today.
Capt. Matt Patanelli, who playing
in his last home stand today will be
watched by the future selectors of
this season's All-American teams,
is still a doubtful figure at his usual
end position. Although he expects
to start the Varsity leader this af-
ternoon, Coach Kipke has not seen
Patanelli in action all week as a re-
sult of the latter's confinement to
University Hospital for treatments on
Students are reminded that
they must present their identifi-
cation cards, in order to gain ad-
mittance to the Stadium this
a leg injury sustained midway of the
Pennsylvania game last Saturday.
If Kipke decided against using.
Patanelli after the pre-game warm-
up this afternoon, Art Valpey will get
the starting call.
Cooper To Return
Back into action for the first time
since the Columbia victory will be
Bob Cooper, mainstay of the Wol-
verine backfield earlier in the sea-
son. The junior star who handled
the bulk of the running and punt-
ing duties during the first four games
of the season has recovered from a
shoulder injury sustained in prac-
tice before the Illinois game two
weeks ago to the point where he is
ready to be rushed into the game if
the occasion demands.
With Stark Ritchie still weak from
a charley-horse, Wally Hook will
make his initial start at the tail-back
post he has shared with Cooper and
Ritchie this season. Hook, whose
running was-the feature of the win
over Columbia, will undoubtedly be
used as a passing threat this after-
noon in addition to doing most of the
ball carrying.
Sweet Has Punting Role /
Cedric Sweet, who with Patanelli
and guard Jess Garber is playing his
last home game today, will again do
the punting, and his showing in yes-
terday's light practice drill indicated
that Steve Toth and the other Wild-
cat kickers are in for a worrisome af-
ternoon of strong competition.
Completing the starting backfield
with Hook and Sweet will be Bill Bar-
clay at quarter and wing-back John-
ny Smithers.
Don Siegel is a fixture at left tackle,
while Jim Lincoln seems to have the
starting call at the other tackle posi-
tion over Earl Luby and Forrest Jor-
don. Garber will be at left guard,
with Clarence VandeWater still hold-
ing the edge over Fred Ziem, George
Marzonie and Frank Bissell on the
other side of center. Joe Rinaldi will
hold down the nivot nnsitinn


Surplus Profit Tax Is Termed
Cause Of Laroe Extra Dividends
By STUART LOW Jamison said. He pointed out that
Recent announcements of large employes eying the extra dividends
extra dividends by General Motors, being given to stockholders would
in- naturally feel unfairly treated unless
Chrysler Corporation, and other mthey themselves were rewarded.
dustrial firms can be traced directly It is improbable that the granting
to the corporation surplus profits tax of numerous bonuses and the declar-
passed at the last session of Congress, ation of extra dividends at this time
Prof. Charles L. Jamison of the can be traced to the outcome of the
School of Business Administration, presidential election, Professor Jam-
declared yesterday. ison asserted.
"Business executives make no sec- "Dividends on the basis of third
ret of the fact that they would rather quarter earnings and Christmas
add rapidly increasing profits to re- bonuses are usually announced at this
serve funds which have been de- time," he said, "and because of the
pleted during the depression years," highest corporation earnings since
he said, "and rather than pay the 1929, distributions will be larger than
heavy tax they are declaring large at any time in the past four or five

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