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Men's Council
Takes On Life
In Considering'
Student Labor'
Body Also Gives Attention
To Goodfellow Drive,
Cooperative Bookstore
Revision Of Class
Elections Is Seen
Committee Is Appointed
To Hear Arguments On
Election Change
A new Men's Council was envis-
ioned last night as that body turned
its attention to- the investigation of
student labor conditions, a reorgan-
ization of class elections, support of
the Goodfellow Drive, and establish-
ment of a cooperative book store.
The council was seen by Marshall
D. Shulman, '37, associate editor of
The Daily, as a coordinative group,
whose chief function was to inte-
grate the efforts of other organiza-1
tions on "vital problems" confront-
ing the student body.
Though the recently proposed plan
to purge freshman elections of the
corruption, said to be incidental to
the political organization force at
present, was partly responsible for
bringing about a "new deal" in the
council, this' reorganization plan did
not receive a final decision from the
Council last night.. A committee was
appointed to discuss the proposed
change with its advocates and also
to hear arguments for the retention'
of the present plan from its defend-
This committee will report to the
Council, according to Miller G. Sher-
wood, '37, president, with the inten-
tion of offering a new elective sys-
tem to the freshman class.
Members of this committee are
Marshall D. Shulman, '37, Herbe'rt
Wolf, '37, and Sherwood.
After several members of the Coun-
cil had declared that they did not
know its functions other than the'
running of elections and pep meet-
ings Shulman stated that if the
Council did not expand its service be-
yond these duties it would not have
sufficient justification for existence.
He suggested the student labor situ-
ation, the Goodfellow Drive and the
student book store as definite 'proj-
ects which could be investigated by
the Council.
George Sprau, '37A, was made
chairman of a committee on the
Goodfellow Drive. other members be-
ing Pete Fones, '38E and James
Walker, '37E. Thomas Sullivan, '37,
was made chairman of a committee
to investigate student labor. Also
on the committee arg Richard Clark,
'37 and William Yost, '38F. A com-
mittee was not approved for the book
store proposal.
These committees will report Dec. 1
at the Men's Council dinner meeting.
according to Sherwood.
Varsity Track
Team W'ill Go
To California
Michigan's Varsity track team will
meet the University of California in
a dual meet April 17 at Berkeley, Cal.,

Coach Charles Hoyt announced heri
today. The meet is the second in
three years between the two schools,
the Wolverines having gone to Cali-
fornia for a dual engagement in 1935,1
which the Bears won, 761/2 to 54%/2.
The meet has been scheduled for
the spring recess period at Michigan,
according to Coach Hoyt, and will
take the Wolverine squad members
away from their classes no more than
the customary Big Ten engagements.
Contract arrangements call for Cal-
ifornia to carry the Michigan ex-
penses, he said.
Coach Hoyt expresses great
pleasure at the scheduling of the
meet as it follows the highly suc-
cessful engagement in 1935. Al-
though Michigan was defeated in
that meet the Wolverines were given
a great reception in the West and
the benefits of the early engagement
were reflected in Michigan's subse-
quent undefeated dual record and the
winning of the Big Ten outdoor title.
A squad of 22 was taken on the
1935 trip and at least as many will
be taken in 1937, according to Coach
Hoyt. Ten members of the 1935

Receives Ultimatum

Green Warned
By Own Union
To Drop Fight

Wins Junior

Germany, Italy Recognize


Tuowell Quits
New Deal Job
For Business
Resignation Stirs Capital
Comment Over Meaning
Of Retirement
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.-(R)-An-
nouncement today that Rexford G.
Tugwell soon will step out of the
Roosevelt administration to become
a molasses company executive stirred
widespread speculation in the capital
today on its posMble significance.
Reasons for the retirement of the
young "brain truster" from his dual
post as undersecretary of agriculture
and resettlement administrator were
hidden in a carefully-phrased ex-
change of letters given out by the
White House.
Observers wondered whether a big
salary in private industry had urged
Tugwell from the New Deal, or whe-
ther President Roosevelt was begin-
ning to shake-up his official family
to get rid of some of those officials
around whom criticism had centered.
They also asked themselves whe-
ther Tugwell was tired of being a tar-
get for criticism of the New Deal, or
whether the Chief Executive had de-
termined upon some change of policy
that conflicted with the young ad-
ministrator's views.
These and many other questions
were being asked here today after of-
ficial announcement that Tugwell
was leaving soon to become an execu-
tive of the American Molasses Com-
The youthful, handsome, dapper,
official was one of the original group
frequently called "brain trusters." At
times he had seemed to have a more
intimate relationship with the Pres-
ident than many higher officials.
His work was frequently praised,
particularly by the "liberals" in Con-
gress, but at the same time Tugwell
had become the chief objective of
criticism from those who contended
the New Deal was "socialistic" or rad-
There was no answer to the spec-
ulation in the letters given out by
the White House.

United Mine Workers Tell
AFL President To Cease
Walsh - Healy Actj
Must Be Expanded
Election Results Will Lead
To About-Face By Court,
Berry Declares
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.-()-
William Green, president of the
American Federation of Labor, was
warned today by the executive board
of his own 'union, the United Mine
Workers, that he must cease opposi-
tion to its policies or "assume the
full responsibility of his disloyalty."
The board thus ordered Green to
drop his fight against the committee
for Industrial Organization, in which
the mine workers and nine other
unions have banded together to en-
courage unionization of mass produc-
tion workers by industry instead of
by craft.
Green is the leader of the craft
union faction which recently sus-
pended the miners and their allies
from the Federation of Labor on
charges of "insurrection."
Today's action was regarded by
many labor leaders as a preliminary
to expelling Green from the mine
union. Other unions aligned with
him in the current controversy have
promised to take him in if he is ex-
pelled, however.
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 18.--(P)-The
new Roosevelt industrial program,
roughly outlined by two White House
emissaries, drew applause today from
the American Federation of Labor's
annual convention.
Cooperation between labor and in-
dustry was the keynote in messages
delivered by Secretary Perkins and
George L. Berry, President Roosevelt's
coordinator for industrial corpora-
Miss Perkins also said that the
Walsh-Healy government Contract
Act, regarded by labor as an NRA
substitute, must be broadened in its
scope, and that "a strong union move-
ment" was an essential supplement to
a legislative program.
Predicts Court About-Face
Berry predicted Presidential elec-
tion results would lead the Supreme
Court to an about-face in judging
New Deal legislation, and said his
labor-industry council would have a
legislative program ,ready for Con-
gress soon.
The election results, he added, also
brought many previously antagonistic
business men into the council.
Swimming Show Is
Slated For Dec. i
Dec. 11 was set as the date of the
annual swimming exhibition yester-
day. The exhibition will be spon-
sored by the Women's Athletic As-
sociation under the presidency of
Kate Landrum, '37, and both men
and women swimmers will partici-
The men's varsity swimmers will'
put on an exhibition and tentative
plans have been made to have three
championship swimmers from the
carty of Toronto, Canada, take
Ipart in the meet.

Hoffman Is Elected
J-Hop Chairman



To Lead

Dr. Stanton Sees Japanese Pact
As China Anti-Communist Step

Communique Mentions No
Change In Neutral Policy
Of Nations
Europe Expected
Fascist Recognition

Junior Engineers After
Close RaceI
A superbly organized Washtenaw
juggernaut crushed State Street yes-i
terday in the junior class elections
winning every office by at least a
margin of two to one.
Carl Post was swept into the class
presidency, polling 266 votes to the
125 won by State Street's Joseph
Mattes. Ruth Bertsch had the same
number to win over Betsy Andersoni
who had 123 votes.
With a few variations in its mar-
gin of victory, the Washtenaw ma-'
chine knocked off every office on the;
slate to the tune of at least 100 votes,
except in the case of Ruth Freed-1
man whose 143 votes marked the
apex of State Street achievement. ]
Hoffman Is J-Hop Chairman
The highly-sought-after J-Hop
J-Hop chairmanship was won by Bud
Hoffman with 265 votes over the 118
chalked up for Ed Thompson. Betty
Gatward became secretary with 284
votes to the 105 polled for Ruth
Fowler. Ted Fraser was made treas-
urer with 273 votes to the 117 votes
of Earle Luby.
Washtenaw crashed through with
the J-Hop committee jobs with the
same decisive margin that won them
the other offices. Washtenaw men
winning -these positions polled as
follows: Sam Charin, 267; Dick May,
264; Margaret Curry, 273; and Jane
Lewis, 239. State Street candidates
brought up the rear with the follow-
ing scores: Ed. D'Aprix, 115; Fred
Cushing, 123; Jane Willoughby, 110;
and Ruth Freedman, 143.
Engineers Split. Ballots
Machine politics were less success-
ful in the engineering college where
the '38 Party's success was made in-
complete by the inclusion of two
Consolidated men in the list of win-
ners. Clifford Elliott won the presi-
dency with 73 votes to Richard Wan-
gelin's 59, and the vice-presidency
went to Fred Boynton with 96 votes
while Clarence J. Wicks received 36
Hudson Dunks was made secretary
with 70 votes to the 62 votes polled
for Bill Barclay. Consolidates broke
the '38 Party front to install John
G. Young as treasurer with 70 votes
to the 60 votes of James Eckhouse,
'38 'Party candidate.
Wins By One Vote
Consolidated broke through with
another winner in the Honor Coun-
cil race which Robert V. Baxley won
by one vote over the 64 votes cast
for Carl Gerstacker. According to
the '38 Engineers a recount will be
held this morning to investigate this
hair-line margin.
Ed Replogle was made representa-
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Bendix Refuses
'Closed Shop';
Union Demand
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Nov. 18.-(P)
-Vincent Bendix, president of the
international aircraft, motor and
marine 'interests bearing his name,
declared tonight he would never agree
to union demands for a closed shop
in plants of the Bendix Aviation Corp.
and its subsidiaries here.
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Nov. 18.-(P)
-Several hundred men and women
of doubtful industrial status re-
mained in the Bendix Products
Corp's plant tonight intent, their
leaders said, upon enforcing demands
for 100 per cent unionization of the
automotive accessory manufacturing
The plant has been shut down

since shortly before noon Tuesday,
when James P. Mahoney, vice-pres-
ident, speaking over a public address
system, told the workers to check
in their tools and leave, for the fac-
tory was to be closed indefinitely.
Employes refused to leave the plant,
They remained throughout last night
and today and settled down for a sec-
ond night's stay.

Japan Aims At Creating
I A Monroe Doctrine' In
Eastern Asia
The alleged pact between Japan,
Germany and Italy, if actually con-I
summated, marks another step in the
Japanese policy of creating a bul-
wark against the possible spread of
Communism in North China, in the
opinion of Dr. John W. Stanton of
the history department.
"Until just a short time ago," Dr.
Stanton said, "Japan has been occu-
pied in consolidating its position in
Manchukuo and the province of Cha-
har. More recently the Japanese
have been embarking on a policy of
advancing around the Soviet-con-
trolled state of Outer Mongolia
through a slow but steady progress
into Inner Mongolia, a region that
pays at least nominal allegiance to
Nationalist China."
Japan Plans 'Monroe Doctrine'
This attempt on the part of Japan
at military preparedness in North,
China, Dr. Stanton pointed out, is
motivated by considerations of' com-
merce and strategy.
Commercially, he said, Japan aims
at creating in Eastern Asia a sort of
Monroe Doctrine. Under this guise
of Asia for the Asiatics, Dr. Stanton
explained, Japan as the most indus-
trially advanced Asiatic nation should
exploit the natural resources of North
China and Mongolia for other Asi-
"There is no place for. Russia, a
European nation, in this scheme of
things," Dr. Stanton stated. "Strate-I
gically, through the absorption of
Manchuria and Outer Mongolia, Ja-
pan would be ideally situated to out-
flank the Russians in Eastern Siberia
and to thrust them west of Lake
Baikal and back into the heart ofi
Asia. Thus the Russian menace, or
as the Japanese say, the communist
menace, would be removed from Ja-
pan by 2,000 miles."
Not Ready For War
(In a story in the New York Times
of Sunday, Nov. 15, it was stated that
Dr. Finkelstein
To Demonstrate'
His Talents Here

the Japanese has been hurling Man-
,hukuoan troops against the Chinese
General Fu Tso-yi, governor of Sui-
yuan, a province south of Chahar, as
a test of Chinese strength. The Jap-
anese feel, the article said, that when
regular Japanese troops are pitted
against Suiyuan, victory will be cer-
tain inasmuch as General Fu is re-
ported as being unpopular with his
own army. Possession of Suiyuan
province means another link in a gi-
gantic barrier of Japanese bayonets i
against Soviet Russia-a new GreatY
Wall running for 3,000 miles from
North Korea to Eastern Chinese Tur-
Neither Japan nor Russia is in aD
position to wage a protracted war° in c
the Far East today, Dr. Stanton said.
However, both nations are using di-a
plomacy to gain time to perfect mil-.
itary preparations in the event of af
war which both countries feel is in-1
Shells Poured
Into Northwest
Part Of Madridt
Government Forces Tryi
To Regain Ground Lost -
In Previous BattlesT
(By The 'Associated Press)
MADRID, Nov. 19. -(Thursday)
-Government forces poured shellsE
and bullets into the northwestern
district of Madrid early today in an
attempt to regain ground they had
lost, as some official sources estimat-
ed 300 were killed in Tuesday's air
and artillery attacks by besieging
This estimate was considerably
higher than that of the Ministry of1
the Interior, which announced only
11 persons were known dead, but
added that 150 were believed buriedt
under debris.
The ministry asserted 200 were in-
jured, but other official sources
placed the number at 800.
Firemen and volunteers worked
to extricate those entombed, many
of whom could be heard groaning.
Furious cannonading in the Uni-
versity City section of northwestern
Madrid shook the whole capital.
Gen. Jose Miaja, chief of the de-
fense, was believed to have orderedI
an offense to drive the Fascist in-'
surgents back across the Manzan-
ares River, which skirts the city.
MADRID, Nov. 18-Residents of
once gay Madrid emerged today from
subway hideaways after a nightlong
bombardment to stroll shelltorn
boulevards while the rattle of gun-
fire in the suburbs foreshadowed ad-
vance of the Fascist army.

Official Circles
Reich Will Not
Of Neutrality

Bolt Pact

(By The Associated Press)
The approval by Nazi Germany and
ascist Italy of the insurgents' cause
'n Spain revived Europe's anxiety
yesterday lest direct intervention fol-
Officials were chary of comment.
It was the customary day of rest in
Moscow with all government offices
losed, but informed observers re-
alled that the Kremlin only a month
go had made it clear that Russia
would not recognize the insurgent
general Francisco Franco even if the
present Madrid Premier Largo Cabal-
lero should have to flee Spain.
Political observers in France pre-
licted that the French government
would not directly aid the present
spanish government unless Great
Britain would join in-a possibility
which British officials held was un-
In London, the Laborite ,leader
Clement R. Attlee said he would ques-
tion Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden
in Parliament Thursday on the Brit-
ish government's interpretation of
he action.
Uppermost in the minds of diplo-
mats the world over was the ques-
tion of whether Italy and Germany,
now that they have accepted Franco
as the head of a legal Spanish. gov-
ernment, would feel free to send arms
and ammunition to him.
German officials said the Reich
was not considering such a move, and
Italian spokesmen stuck to the com-
munique which said nothing on this
ROME, Nov. 18.-(UP) --Premier
Mussolini made a two-hour exposi-
tion of the international and domes-
tic political situation before the Fas-'
cist Grand Council tonight, following
formal recognition by Italy and Ger-
many of the Spanish Fascist govern-
ment of insurgent Gen. Francisco
ROME, Nov. 18.-U)-Fascist Italy
and Nazi Germany today formally
recognized the government of the
Spanish fascist insurgent General
Francisco Franco.
The communique which announced
the joint approval of Franco's cause
did not mention any changes in the
nations' neutrality policies in the civil
war, but a guarded statement by the
acting representative of the Burgos
government at Rome indicated that
Franco hoped direct aid would be
the next step.
German and Italian approval, said
the Burgos envoy, Admiral Antonio
Magaz, "will change the/ 'rights' of
the situation in regard to neutrality
as it concerns the position of the
Burgos government and those who
have recognized it, and the other
member nations of the non-interven-
tion committee."
(The German recognition an-
nouncement was almost identical
with the Italian communique, but of-
ficial circles in Berlin intimated the
Reich did not intend to bolt the neu-
trality pact as a sequel to recogni-
Hensen, Noted
AntiNazi, Talks
Here Tuesday
Franis A. Hensen, widely known
anti-Nazi who recently returned
from a trip through the Reich on a
fake press pass will speak on his
opinions as to the "Future Govern-
ment of Germany-Now Under-
ground" in a lecture at 4:1 p.m.
Tuesday in Natural Science Auditor-
After working as chairman of the
administrative committee of the
Committee on Fair Play in Sports,
which tried to prevent American par-
ticipation in the Berlin Olympics, Mr.

Class Offices Franco; Europe Anxious
Post sweeps To Victory By
2 1 Lead Over Opponent Lest Intervention Follow

. ,'



Calculating Genius
Appear In Natural
nce Auditorium

Dr. Salo Finkelstein, reputed the
greatest calculating genius in thel
world, will give a lecture-demonstra-
tion of his extraordinary mental feats
at 4:15 p.m. today in the Natural
Science Auditorium.
Sponsored by the' psychology de-
partment, Dr. Finkelstein will per-

Improvement In Public Service
Seen In Officials5 School Project'

Basing his opinions upon his own
experience and the experience of the
State of Virginia, Morton L. Wal-
lerstein of Richmond, Va., executive
secretary of the League of Virginia
Municipalities, regards the new state-
wide project to establish training
schools for municipal officers as a
great step forward in professionaliz-
ing public service.
The plan for the State of Michigan
municipalities is being sponsored by
the University, the Michigan Muni-
cipal League, and -the State Board
of Vocational Education and will of-
ficially begin Dec. 1.
Coming from the National Muni-
cipal League Conference at Toledo,
0., Mr. Wallerstein visited the head-
quarters of the Michigan League in
Ann Arbor yesterday, finding it "the

men, firemen and other municipal I
officials already in service.
An excellent criterion of the value
of such schools was the fact of the
reduction in fire losses in Virginia,
given by Mr. Wallerstein. He point-
ed out that a survey concerning the
last five years showed that before the
schools were established the fire
losses of the United States and the
State of Virginia dropped in the same
proportion. But after the schools had
functioned for three years the de-
crease in fire losses in Virginia was
enormously greater in propgrtion
than those of the United States. Mr
Wallerstein said he regarded this es-
sentially as one of the results of the
Furthermore, he stressed that the
officials themselves gained greater
personal esteem from the people af-
ter having gone through these
schools. He cited the example of

form various experiments with num-
bers, which will demonstrate his ex- Job Applicants
ceptional speed, accuracy, and pow-
ers of memory. According to of-
ficials of the psychology department, M a y Register
he will show his ability to add long
rows of figures quicker than the eye
can read them and will give educa-
tional and psychological explanations
of his ability. Seniors and graduate students who
Dr. Finkelstein is a native of Po- will be seeking employment in Feb-
land. He has lectured in most Euro- ruary and June are requested to en-
pean countries and has traveled from roll with the Bureau of Appointments
coast to coast in the United States, and O c c up a t ion al Information
speaking before large university au- through Saturday of this week in
diences. Room 201, Mason Hall, Dr. T. Luther
He was employed by the Polish Purdom, director of the bureau, an-
government several years in statis- nounced yesterday.
tical office and treasury department "No charge is made for registra-
in an advisory capacity. In this de- tion at this time,' he said, "but those
who enroll after the regular registra-
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Play By L. . Carr
To Be Given Today
"Frontiers," a musical comedy
written by Prof. Lowell Juillard Carr
of the sociology department with ly-
rics by Heinrich Handorf, will be pre-
sented at 8:15 p.m. tonight in Pat-

tion period ends will have to pay a
fee of one dollar."
Mildred Webber, in charge of bus-
iness placements, pointed out that
there will be more positions available
this year because the number of calls
from educational institutions and
business firms has shown a sizeable
"Many business firms have already
asked us when they could send repre-
sentativesto nnimArhr n it", tirv

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