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The Weather
Cooler today and tomorrow
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Editorials
Regretful Reminder ..
The Use Of Arms For
Strikebreaking
The Seating Of Ethiopia.. .

VOL. XLVH No. 2 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 1936

PRICE 5 CENTS

Federal Loan
For Building
Union Annex
Held In.Doubt
If Loan Is Not Permitted
Plans Are To Construct
A Smaller Dormitoryt
Technicality In Way
May Prevent Grantr
Contract For Construction
Already Given; PWA
Rules Forbid This
Doubt that a PWA loan expectedY
to aid in the building of the Union
dormitory can be obtained was re-j
cently expressed by Stanley A. Waltz,
business manager of the Union.
The building committee of the
Union, headed by Dean Joseph A.
Bursley, has planned on having the
Federal government defray two-fifths
of the expense of building the dor-
mitory, according to Waltz, but it
now appears that a technicality will
make this loan impossible. The pol-
icy of the PWA is to make no loans
after the contract for construction
has been awarded, and the Union
did not apply for its loan until after
construction on the dormitory had
been begun.
Room $35 Monthly
In the case that the loan is notc
made, the Union will construct a
dormitory costing $300,000 without
outside assistance, Walt said, and
he expects that this will be the case.e
The building committee will meet be-
fore Oct. 10 to decide what policy1
shall be pursued if the loan is not
made.
Single rooms in the dormitory will
cost $35 a month, and all rooms will
have a private bath and telephone.
The price of double rooms will bet
$50 a month. The capacity of the
dormitory will be approximately 160
persons.
In the opinion of Waltz, the dormi-I
tory is no more than a first step
towards the building of larger dormi-
tories with rooms priced so as t be <
available to any member of the stu-
dent body.
May Start Fund
It is hoped, he said, that the in-
come from the Union dormitory will
so exceed expenses as to permit the
creation of a fund which will be pre-
sented to the Board of Regents as the
foundation of the expense of build-
ing larger arid less expensive dormi-t
tories.
The L-shaped annex will begin at
the extreme end of the south wing'
of the present building, run about
200 feet parallel to the Sigma Chi
house and turn south and run about
120 feet directly behind the Alpha
Delta Phi house to Madison street.
The lower floor of the new building
will be taken up largely by a lounge.
The four-story building will also con-
tain a main dining room two stories
high and a number of private dining
rooms. The dormitory will be used
not only for students but also for
faculty men, alumni and other out-
of-town guests.
Flint Explosion
Kills Two; 16
OthersInjured

Bursting Of Stean Boiler
Causes Blast; Leveling
Building_
FLINT, Sept. 28. -(P)-Two per-
sons were injured fatally and 16 oth-
ers hurt in an explosion today which
wrecked a filling station and store of
the General Tire and Appliance Co.
W. Albert Hatter, 29-year-old man-
ager of the concern, was killed in-
stantly when the blast levelled the
building. Mrs. Philemon Dilks, sec-
retary to Bert Beveridge, owner, died
tonight in a hospital.
Herman Middleton, 21, a radio me-
chanic, was in critical condition to-
night. He suffered a skull fracture
when he was struck by a piece of
flying debris.
A search of the ruins, delayed for
hours by fire, dispelled early fears
that other bodies lay in the debris.
That search also disclosed that un-
derground gasoline tanks, believed at
(Continued on Page 5)
CIRCUS PERFORMER STABBED

Taft, Landon Aide,
Speaks Here Oct.13
Charles P. Taft, Cincinnati, O., one
of the chief aides of Gov. Alf M. Lan-
don, presidential candidate, has been
secured to speak here on Oct. 13 on a
Michigan Union forum program.
Charles Taft is the son of the
former president of the United States
William Howard Taft. He isra Yale
graduate and has been practicing
law in Cincinnati where he was one
of the chief leaders in the reform
movement which alleviated Cincin-
nati from the slums of corruption
to what many believe the height of
good city government in the United
States. He is also the author of a
book which describes the municipal
reformist program, "City Manage-
ment-the Cincinnati Experiment."
Prof. Ralph Aigler of the Law
School and of the Lincoln League,
local Republican organization, wa
instrumental in bringing Mr. Taft
to Ann Arbor. Professor Aigler ex-
plained that Mr. Taft was asked to;
speak here for Lincoln's birthday but,
he was engaged at that time. In-
stead he is making this visit to the
University of Michigan.
Tdroops Massed
In Final Drive
AgcaitistMadrid
80 Of 1,200 Defenders
Of Fort Alcazar Killed
During Seige
(Copyright, 1936, by Associated Press)
TOLEDO, Spain, Sept. 28.-Coldly
confident Fascist conquerors of To-
ledo tonight massed their troops for
what they hoped would be a final
campaign to take Madrid, 40 miles
north, and end the Spanish civil war.
Their ranks swelled by the haggard
Fascists rescued from the long-be-
sieged Alcazar, the insurgents meth-
odically set about scotching the last
government resistance in the imme-
diate vicinity.
Another Fascist column blocked
the Toledo-Madrid highway against
routed government militiamen flee-
ing toward the government capital.
Cheered hysterically and embraced
by their comrades, the bearded Al-
cazar defenders begged permission to
incorporate themselves in the' legions
of Gen. Francisco Franco for the as-
sault on Madrid.
The fall of Madrid was tonight but
a matter of time, the insurgent mil-
itary command proclaimed.
First, the generals said, they would
rest their troops and clean out a few
s c a t t e r e d government redoubts
around Toledo.
Insurgent radio stations joined in
the song of victory chanted by the
delirious captors of Toledo.
"The enemy may now be consid-
red vanquished," said one announce-
ment. Gen. Queipo Dellano, speak-
ing by radio from Seville, predicted
(Continued from Page 6)
Two Honored
By University
For Research
Honorary degrees were presented
yesterday by the University to Dr.
Russell Sturgis Rowland, '01M, and
Dr. Reuben Peterson, retired, mem-
ber of the faculty of the School of
Medicine for outstanding work in
their fields of specialized research.
Dr. Rowland was the recipient of
the degree of master of science fol-

lowing his address to the school,
while Dr. Peterson was awarded the
degree of doctor of science. The
Sternberg Medal for outstanding
work in preventitve medicine was
presented to Homer Allen Howes,
'36M, of Coldwater, an interne in
University Hospital.
In making the awards, Dr. John G.
Winter of the classical department
lauded Dr. Rowland for combining
(Continued on Page 2)
Tryouts For Union
Will Report Today
Men who wish to try out for po-
sitions in the Union should report
there today at 4 p.m., it was an-
nounced yesterday by Herbert A.
Wolf, president of the Union.
Requirements for tryouts are that
they be of at least second semester
freshman standing and have a C av-
erage or better.
Facilities for Union registration of
all men will be provided from 3 to 5
p.m. every day this week in the ex-
ecutive offices, Wolf also stated. All
men students are urged to sign up

Illinois Game'
Marks Annual.
Homecoming
Council Plans For Events;I
Freshman Pots And Cap
Night Are Discussed
Pots To Be Thrown
Into Huge Bonfire
Council Considers Torch-
Light Parade; Permits
Freshman Forums
Homecoming, the annual welcom-
ing of Michigan alumni back to their
alma mater, will be celebrated Oct.'
31, the Saturday of the Illinois foot-
ball game, according to plans made'
at the first meeting of the Men'sl
Council this fall on last Wednesday.
Cap Night was also discussed and
though no definite date was set it1
will probably be held early in No-
vember according to Miller Sherwood,
'37, president of the Council.
Revived interest in freshman pots1
made it necessary to formulate plans
for a cap night, the occasion upon
which the frosh toss their badge of
inferiority into a mountainous bon-
fire. As usual Cap Night will come
after the Fall Games, for if the soph-
omores win the games the freshmen
would be compelled by tradition to
continue wearing their pots until the
Spring Games. This year a torch-
light parade is being planned to lead
the procession down State street to
South Ferry Field where the bonfire
will be built and the accompanying
ceremonies will be conducted, ac-
cording to the Council's plans.
It will be necessary to conduct an
election soon in the business admin-
istration school to fill the vacancy
left by Frank Fehsenfield, the repre-
sentative of that school on the Coun-
cil, Miller Sherwood, '37, president
of the Council said.
The council gave its approval to a
plan for freshman forums submitted
by William Wilsnack, '37, president
of the Student Christian Association
afnd anember of the Council.
The next meeting will be held Oct.
7, acccording to Sherwood.
Warner, Read
In Stiff Battle
For Treasurer
Vandenberg Scores New
Deal At Pre-Convention
BanquetMeeting
GRAND RAPIDS, Sept. 29-How-
ard Warner of Farmngton, son of the
late Gov. Fred M. Warner, appeared
early this morning to be assured of
the Republican nomination for State
Treasurer, GOP convention leaders
conceded.
By CLINTON B. CONGER
GRAND RAPIDS, Sept. 28.-(Spe-
cial to The Daily)-Two thousand
Michigan Republicans meeting here
tonight for a pre-convention banquet
heard State and National party lead-
ers address them in a rally climaxed
by a blood and thunder oration from
Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg, who
ripped the New Deal from stem to
stern with hearty and frequent ap-
plause by the audience.

The convention opens today, with
the only fight of the day on between
candidates for a State Treasurer to
oppose Theodore I. Fr'y, Democratic
(Continued on Page 5)

Fraternities'
Fall Rushing
Is Underway
Panhellenic Association,
Interfraternity Council
Say Number Is Large
Rushees Each Wear

I .

Figures For Enrollment
Approach Largest Total
In History Of university

Identifying Badge
Sorority Rushing Has Fine
Beginning By Selling
4,500 Invitations
Fall rushing in Ann Arbor is now
well underway with 682 men and 475
women rushees, more than ever be-
fore, participating in the annual ef-
fort for members, according to fig-
ures from the Interfraternity Council
and the Panhellenic Association.
From last Saturday until the end
of the rushing period men may regis-
ter from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 306, the
Union, after paying the one dollar
rushing fee, according to George Cos-
per, '37, president of the Council. The
total number of men registered is ex-
pected to reach 700 by the end of
rushing, one hundred more than reg-
istered last year, according to Cosper.
Identification badges worn by the
rushees this year for the first time
have been enthusiastically commend-
ed by the fraternities, according to
Cosper, and several houses have used
the same system to identify their
members, he added.
Sorority rushing had an auspicious
beginning with the sale of 4,500 in-
vitations to sororities by the Panhel-
lenic Association, according to Betty
Ann Beebe, '37, president. An inno-
vation in women's rushing this year
is the arrangement of alternate days
of rushing during part of the rushing
period. This plan is expected to
prove helpful to both rushers and
rushees, according to Miss Beebe,
Guards Thwart
Oakland County
.Prison -Break
PONTIAC, Sept. 28.-(P')-Four
prisoners overpowered a turnkey at
the Oakland County jail tonight and
stole his keys but failed in their at-
tempted break for freedom.
Jack McKeen, 45, of Redford,
awaiting transfer to the southern
Michigan prison to serve a five to
fifteen-year term on a statutory of-
fense, and the other three prisoners
were recaptured before they could get
out of the building.
The quartet overpowered Turnkey
Lew Burt as he walked past their
cells on the regular checkup. After
binding him with towels, the prison-
ers took his keys and made their wy
to the basement of the jail. Here
they were halted because they found
no key to open the door that meant
freedom. Burt meanwhile freed him-
self and raised an alarm. The pris-
oners surrendered without resistance.
The other three prisoners were
William Davis, 19, and Leon Plemons,
25, both of Detroit, awaitingtrial on
a charge of malicious destruction of
property; and Jack George, 22 serv-
ing a 30 to 40-year term at Mar-
quettewhowastrecentlyreturned
here for a new trial on charges of
robbery armed.
FOOD SHORTAGE IMMINENT
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.-(AP)-
The nation's 1936-37 food supply per
person was estimated officially today
at about 3 per cent less than the
amount actually used during the
1935-36 season.

As Freshman Women Began Settling Down To School

9,754 Registered In First
Three Days; 7,070 Men
Are Numbered
Last Year's Mark
Surpassed By 720

-Photograph by Robert L. Gach.
Scenes like this were enacted in all the dormitories last week as
freshmen women, flocking to Ann Arbor for the activities of Orientation
Week, began the business of getting settled for the college year. Seen
above are Helen Rawlston, '40, of Lexington, Ky., (left) with her room-
mate, Betty Slee, '40, of Toledo, O., as they paused in the middle of a
bLusy session of unpacking innumerable trunks and suitcases to exchange
opinions on each other's clothes.

Tryouts Are Called
For Contemporary
Contemporary, literary quarterly of
the University of Michigan, invites
all those interested in joining its
staff, editorial or business, to attend
a short meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday
in the Student Publications Build-
ing.
The reorganization of the staff this
year provides for the first time re-
muneration for those working on the
business side of the magazine.
Nine Are Dead
As Fire Razes
Oregon Forest
One Village Is Destroyed;
Only Hop Of 20,000'
Lies With WindI
MARSHFIELD, Ore., Sept. 28.-.(IP)
-Twenty thousand residents of
flame-ravaged southwestern Oregon
placed on winds tonight the fate of
their homes as they heard grimly
that 9 lives and possibly 15 had been
lost when forest fires laid waste the
village of Bandon.
With so many fires burning in a
400,000-acre area, forest officials
said it was "impossible" to say how
many acres had been damaged.
A state policeman at the village of
Coquille, glancing up at skies so
black that day looked like night,
voiced the fear of many:
"If the wind changes, God help
this place and (nearby) Myrtle Point.
They'll go like Bandon did."
Bandon, in an hour Saturday
night, was transformed from a pretty
little coastal port south of here into
an inferno in which virtually the en-
tire population of 1,500 saw posses-
sions of a lifetime go up in roaring
flames.
In the small coastal towns of Or-
(Continued on Page 6)

Authorities Say
Room Shortage 8
Scare Is Endedt
t
All Women Have Been
Placed; Rooms Are Still 1
Available For Students
t
Rooms for all students, both menl
and women, have been provided, and
there is at the present time no actual
shortage in housing accommodations,
statements from Dean Alice C. Lloyd 1
and from the office of the Men's
Housing Inspector yesterday indicat-
ed.
Dean Lloyd said that all women
have been placed in dormitories and.
League houses and that there are still
a few rooms available for any stu-
dents who may register late.
Fifteen additional houses have
been added to the League list since
last year, Dean Lloyd said. Last fall
there were 42 League houses and at
the present time there are 57. Many
of these houses were obtained earlier
in the year, Dean Lloyd said, but the
numberofrfreshmen women increased
by much more than had been an-
ticipated, causing the problem of
finding rooms for women to arise last
week.
"All the women on campus are now
settled and we are already to go
ahead for another year," Dean Lloyd
stated.
From the housing inspector's of-
fice came the report that plenty of
(Continued on Page 2)
Spartans Prepare
For Michigan Game
EAST LANSING, Sept. 28. -P)-
The Spartans of Michigan State
swung 'into preparations today for
Saturday's annual game with the
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Two wounded veterans, Al Agett

harmacy College, Dental
School Show Only Drops
In Attendance
The largest enrollment in the his-
ry of the University appeared im-
inent last night as figures for the
irst three days of classification were
eleased by Registrar Ira M. Smith.
In reaching a mark of 9,754 the
otal surpassed the corresponding fig-
re for last year by 720, or eight per
ent. Women students showed a
rger percentage of gain, 11.3, than
lid the men with 6.8, but the total of
,070 men keeps them about 72 per
ent of the student body.
Last year's final and complete reg-
tration of .10,401 represented the
niversity's greatest previous enroll-
ent, with 9,854 being the final fig-
ires for the first semester. With a
imilar number of late classifications
his semester the largest total enroll-
ent on record would be assured.
Graduates Increase Most
All schools and colleges, excepting
he College of Pharmacy and School
if Dentistry, registered increases over
ast year. The largest numerical gain
as shown by the Graduate School,
vhich rose from 892 to 1,111, an in-
rease of 24.6 per cent. The greatest
>ercentage rise occured in the School
>f Forestry and Conservation which
iad 148 students enrolled for a 59.1
)er cent increase.
Literary college figures displayed a
*ain of 1.4 per cent to reach 4,503, of
which 2,810 were men and 1,693
vomen.
Freshman Class Grows
Other large percentage gains were
eported by the College of Architec-
ure,- rising 34.6 per cent to 257, and
he School of Education, rising 33.7
er cent to 333. The engineering
ollege enrolled 1,641 men and 3
omen, an increase of 9.7 per cent;
fnd the Law School had 578 for an
.9 per cent gain.
In the freshman class figures for
he first day of Orientation showed
hat 1,623 had enrolled compared
with 1,461 in 1935. Of these 1,093
were men, as against 1,030,men in
ast year's figure.
The number enrolled and percent-
age increase for the other divisions of
he University is as follows: School of
Medicine, 432, 0.5 per cent; School
of Business Administration, 120, 11.1
per cent; School of Nursing, 190, 18.8
per cent; School of Music, 201, 11.7
per cent. In the School of Dentistry
the decrease in students was 21, or
1.9 per cent; and the College of
Pharmacy lost two in enrollment, or
2.4 per cent.
Autumnal Rains
Deluge Texas;
DamageHeavy
Dwellers Of Central, West
Areas Flee From Dozen
Wild Streams
WACO, Texas, Sept. 28.-(P)-
Lowland dwellers of central and west
Texas fled tonight before crests from
a dozen wild streams for the second
time in 10 days.
Four were dead, refugees numbered
thousands and damage soared into
the millions as rivers and tributaries,
fed by heavy autumnal rains, poured
through fields and towns.
Relief from further rainfall was
seen as skies cleared after arrival of
the season's first cool snap. Dam-
age estimated at $5,000,000 wrought
in last week's disaster in the San An-
gelo area, will not be equalled, sur-
vey reports said.
At Waco, where 2,500 homeless re-
fugees received aid from National

Guardsmen and the Red Cross, the
damage mounted past $1,500,000. J.
C. Patterson, county agent, said bat-
tered corn and cotton crops had

Hopwood Plays, Novels Are
Now Internationally Recognized
"From a survey I made last year,"
By ARNOLD S. DANIELS Professor Rowe continued, "40,000
The internationally-recognized im- is a conservative estimate of the
portance of the Avery and Jule Hop- number of play manuscripts sent into
wood Awards contest conducted an- New York during the year. Agents
nually at the University was empha- tell me that not more than one in

sized by Prof. Kenneth Rowe of the
English department, in discussing re-
cently his contacts made this summer
with producers and playwrights in
this country and England.
Professor Rowe has spent the past
year in New York, at Harvard Uni-
versity and in London.
"I find that agents and producers
are looking rather especially to Mich-
igan for new plays," he said. "A
wave of playwriting interest is going

twenty calls for a second reading,
the others are so lacking in funda-
mental technical knowledge of dra-
matic construction and of the the-
atre. The result is that they are
beginning to look to the university
and college playwriting classes. Eight
years ago, when the present course
in playwriting was organized here,
the University was one of the earliest
to teach playwriting. Now there are
close to one hundred such courses."
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