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The Weather


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Fair, cold weather today with
moderate northwest winds.

Olympics In The
Original Manner .:.




A.F.L. Asked
To Slow C.I.O.
Ouster Move
Committee Asks For Unity.
While Approving Rebel
Unions' Suspension
Way Is Left Open
To Peace Overture
Lewis' Sympathizers Hit
Majority Leaders' Policy
At Convention
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 23.-(A)-The
American Federation of Labor had
all but formally decided tonight to
hold out the olive branch of peace
once again to John L. Lewis' ten rebel
Debate on the Federation conven-
tion resolutions committee's proposal
to that effect dragged far into the
Leaders in firm control of a sub-
stantial majority of votes, however,
had agreed:
(1) To continue suspension of the
rebels indefinitely.
(2) To leave the way open for
peace negotiations.
(3) To empower the Federation's
Executive Council to. call a special
A. F. of L. convention to expel the
rebels if peace overtures collapsed.
Hatters In Opposition
Principal opposition to this pro-
posal came from the United Hatters,
Cap and Millinery Workers and the
International Typographical Union.
The head of each is also a member of
Lewis' committee for industrial or-
Max Zaritsky, president of the
Hatters, contented the council had
no right to suspend the Lewis unions,
although he admitted his cause in
the convention was a lost one.
Other Lewis 'sympathizers struck
the same note in prolonged oratory.
The committee, nevertheless, rec-'
ommended approval of the Executive
council's suspension of the rebels
two months ago for "insurrection" in
trying to bring all the workers in
each large industry into one big
union without regard for the tradi-
tional A. F. of L. craft lines.
This plan was offered, the commit-
tee said, "conscious of our responsi-
bility to use every honorable means
of uniting all labor in one house of
labor-the American Federation of
'Room For All'
"There is room enough for all,"
the committee added. "There is
honor enough for all, but there can
never be any place for dishonor.
"We stand at the doorway of our
greatest opportunity. Those who
weakened us in what should be a
united effort are doing what our tra-
ditional enemies have always loved to
see done.
Matthew Woll, a federation vice-
president and chairman of the reso-
lutions committee, read the report
to the most tense session of the con-

New Invention To Help
Teachers' Work Shown
A new invention, the result of
years of work by an ex-cowpuncher,
was demonstrated yesterday to mem-
bers of the faculty of the School of
Education and the University High
The machine, patented as a "trans-
laphon" by its inventor, Arthur L.
Runyon, is an elaborate victrola, de-
signed to make easy the work of all
persons in the teaching profession
and to aid those who are attempting
to learn a language or are endeavor-
ing to study a piece of music.
Mr. Runyon also demonstrated the
machine as a way to teach correct
pronunciation of words in any given
Mr. Runyon, upon the urging of
those present, expressed the fodest
of his dreams, the hope that some
great university would build a library
which would contain a recording of
all the sounds known to the human
Leftists Charge
Foreign States
Gave Naval Aid
Cruiser Explosion Caused
By Submarine, Spanish
Government Asserts
MADRID, Nov. 23-(P)-The Span-
ish Socialist government charged
flatly tonight that foreign powers
supplied submarines and naval equip-
ment to the fascist insurgents and
asserted one of the undersea craft
torpedoed a government cruiser in
Cartagena harbor.
(British sources in London report-
ed the explosions of the Miguel de
Cervantes might have been internal
and not caused by a torpedo.)
The stricken vessel, the cruiser
Miguel de Cervantes, would not be
out of commission long, the Minis-
try of Marine and Air declared.:
A communique said another torpedo
streaked under the bow of the cruiser
Mendez Nunez barely missing that
While the Madrid government was
making its charges of foreign inter-
vention in the Spanish civil war, the
fascist insurgents renewed their land
and air bombardments of the be-
sieged, capital.
Six shells struck' the heart of the
city. One aerial incendiary bomb
fell in the War Ministry courtyard.
Several militiamen were wounded
and many windows shattered by the
Other shells fell in the Puerta del
Sol, the city's main square, the Plaza
del Carmen and the Plaza de Bilbao.
New Freshman
Election lan
is Considered
A plan for the reformation of fresh-
man class elections will be presented

Nazis Admit
Foreign Office Says Oral
Agreement With Japan
Is Not A Pact
Strained Relations
Ambassador Asks Reprieve
For German Engineer
Convicted By Soviet
BERLIN, Nov. 23.-(P)-Germany
today admitted she and Japan had
agreed on an anti-Bolshevist cam-
paign as charged by Russia last week.
A foreign Office spokesman made
the announcement, the first admis-
sion from Germany that the Russian
assertions were true.
The spokesman said, however, that
there was no written agreement be-
tween the two nations, and that
therefore a pact, in the diplomatic
sense of the word, did not exist.
The already strained relations be-
tween Germany and Russia were fur-
ther endangered tonight by increased
expressions of resentment over the
death sentence given the German en-
gineer, E. I. Stickling, convicted with
eight Russians of plotting to wreck
the Kamerovo mines in Siberia.
MOSCOW, Nov. 23.-(IP)--German
Ambassador Count Frederich von der
Schulenberg tonight for the second
time asked N. N. Krestinsky,, Vice-
.Commissar for Foreign Affairs, to
spare the life of Emil Ivan Stickling,
German engineer condemned to be
shot Sunday for plotting to wreck the
Kamerovo Siberian coal mines.
Rescuers Seek
Seven Missing
In Landslides
Juneau Stores And Homes
Buried As Tons Of Rock
Crash Down Mountain
JUNEAU, Alaska, Nov. 23.-(M)-,
Rescuers searched the landslide-'
ruined apartment district of Juneau
tonight for seven persons, missing
after tons of mud and rock crashed,
into the area yesterday, killing at
least one person and seriously injur-
ing nine others.
Earlier estimates by Fire Chief V.
W. Mulvihill placed the missing at
from five to 25 persons and said four
were killed when twin slides rocketed
off a mountain and swept through
the neighborhood.
The first of the two slides did
little damage but the second cut a
100-foot path through the neighbor-
hood, burying stores and residences
in a 40-foot mass of mud.
When the slide struck, citizens,
army men and firemen rushed to the
scene to clear the oozing mud, rock
and smashed timbers which engulfed
two apartment houses, a lodging
house, a store and several small
Guided by the voices of people
trapped within the buildings, rescue
crews worked through the night to
bring them to safety. Timbers,
pulled from the debris, were ignited,
casting a weird light over the dev-
astated region. Power lines were

wiped out and fire truck headlights {
guided the rescuers in their work.
Heavy rains, which apparently
caused the slides, ceased during the
The known missing were:
Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Peterson, who
were in the Peterson two-story con-
crete building when the second slide
Pete Battelo, who was dining with
unidentified friends in the Nickino-
vich Apartments, now buried under
Mrs. Fred Matson. wife of a jewel-
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Bodine and
their stepson, (age not known) who
were Nickinovich Apartment occu-
Astronomical Films
To Be Seen Tonight
Astronomical films taken under the
auspices of the University will be fea-
tured in a talk to be given by Prof.
Heber D. Curtis of the astronomy de-

Anti-Nazi Speaker

Can Succeed
At Michigan
Success Of Great Majority
Of Housing Plans At
Other Universities Cited
Fraternities' Fears
Called Groundless
Problem Of Townspeople
Renting Rooms Solved
By GradualChange
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last in
the series of articles on dormitories
based on a survey conducted by The
Daily of 50 universities and colleges
throughout the nation. The Daily is
as sending a rort er to E a st Lai-.--

Hen son Gives


I today to investigate the dormitory sit-
Tal On Nazis uation at Michigan State College, which
will ask the State Legislature for an
increased appropriation to build dormi-
ictinis Today tories and provide other improvements.
If the experiences of other univer-
Receipts Of Speech To Go sities and colleges are any indication,
To Society For Relieving dormitories can be successful at
Ger an Prisoners Following the description of the
Personal contacts with the starving dormitories upon several of the cam-
families of prisoners of Nazi concen- puses of universities and colleges., a
tration camps provide the informa- summary of the problems which the
tion from which Francis A. Henson construction of dormitories present
will draw nhis sch ransdayHnonand the methods by which other uni-
will draw in his speech here today on versities and colleges have solved
the "Future Government of Germany them as shown through the survey,
'Now Underground." now seems necessary.
The address will be made at 4:15 In the final analysis, it was shown
p.m. in the Natural Science Audi- that more than three-fourths of the
torium. The admission charge of 25 -th tions h reors te
cents will go to the International Re- ha insiduions wic were contracted
lief Association, whose representa- have drmiori twofithem atre soe
tives in Germany at the risk of their, heing majority ofbth em stressing
lives distribute money to political their success, both financially and
prisoners and their families. socially.
Mr. Henson, who was chairman of University's Problems
a committee which tried- to prevent On the University of MichiganĀ°
American participation in the Berlin campus there are several problems
)lympics, took a hazardous trip which present themselves in a con-
through the Reich this summer on a sideration of dormitories. These
"press" pass to make a first hand problems involve the ultimate posi-
study of political and social condi- tion of fraternities, the future con-.
tions. dition of townspeople who are now
He was formerly the general sec- renting their rooms to students, the
retary in the United States of the financing. the dormitories, the type
International Student Service which of dormitories to construct and the
aided in rehabilitating thousands of ultimate administration of the dor-
student refugees from Germany. mitories, which may develop into
Besides his main topic of the under- government.
ground movement in Germany, Mr. Some fraternities view the building
Henson will probably touch on other of dormitories on this campus as the
of his lecture topics such as: "Death occasion of their downfall. But if
Takes a Holiday (The XIth Olym- (Continued on Page 2)
piad) "; "The All-Inclusive Press Pass
in Nazi Germany"; "Jews: Verboten
in Deutschland"; and "Is the Church t
Doomed in Germany?" Prof John
Shepard, chairman of the faculty
committee that is bringing Mr. Hen- IP rotest Yale's
son to the campus, said last night. P
Mr. Henson will arrive here this D ism issal Act
morning and will then be entertained D isunhistsaaHlActh
at a luncheon at Lane Hall by the __________________________
members of the faculty committee.
The committee includes: Dean Alice Say 'Non-Reappointment'
Lloyd. Prof. William P. Wood, Prof. Of Prof. Davis Is Threat
Roy W. Sellars, Thr. Edward Blake-
man, Dr. Bernard Heller, Prof. Pres- To Academic Freedom
ton Slosson, Prof. Robert Angell,
Prof. Z. Clark Dickinson, the Rev. C. A protest against the dismissal of
W. Brashares, and Prof. Harold J. Dr. Jerome Davis from the Yale
Prof. Leroy Waterman, chairman of school of divinity was sent yesterday
the department of Oriental Lan- to President James Angell of Yale
guages, will introduce Mr. Henson at University in the form of a petition
the lecture. signed by a dozen University faculty
b* members.

Football Bust Lists
Ruthven, Yost And
The annual football bust held for
;he football team by the University
of Michigan Club of Detroit will take
place this Saturday at the Hotel Stat-
ler in Detroit.
The speakers for the evening will
include' President Alexander G.
Ruthven and Thomas S.xHammond,
alumni member of the Board in
Control of Student Athletics, both of
whom will attend for the first time
as featured guests. Fielding H. Yost,
director of athletics and Coach Harry
Kipke will also speak, as will the
Huston brothers, Cy and Roscoe. The
latter is postmaster of Detroit. C. C.
Bradner, radio and news commen-
tator for the Detroit News will com-
plete the list of principal speakers.
The entire coaching staff will be
All senior members of the squad
will receive gold "M" rings at this
time, and the winners of the Varsity
"M" for the season will receive the
Reservations for the banquet may
be made by communicating with H. E.
Brown, committee chairman.
Third Lecture
Will Be Given
By Woollcott
Raconteur Makes His First
Ann Arbor Appearance
Sunday,_Nov. 29
Alexander Woollcott, considered
America's leading wit and raconteur,
will give his only public lecture of
the year when he speaks Sunday.
night in Hill Auditorium under the
auspices of the Oratorical Associa-
Mr. Woollcott's appearance will be
his first in Ann Arbor and the third
on the current lecture series of the
Oratorical Association. He will be
toe first speaker to use the new public
address system in the auditorium.
Mr. Woollcott has had an exten-
sive career as a journalist, author
and radio speaker. In 1914 he be-
came dramatic critic of the New York
Times and served successively in that
capacity with the New York Herald
and the New York World.
He is the author of many books
including "Enchanted Isles," "Going
to Pieces," "Two Gentlemen and a
Lady," and two recent best sellers,
"While Rome Burns" and "The
Woollcott Reader."
Mr. Woollcott has contributed to
many periodicals and wrote a column,
"Shouts and Murmurs," for the New
Yorker. In 1931 he appeared as Har-
old Sigrift in "Brief Moment" at the
Belasco Theatre in New York City.
He has been one of the leading
radio personalities for many years,
having millions of listeners for his
"Town Crier" program from 1933 to
this year. His most recent radio
broadcasts have been confined to
literary and dramatic criticisms.
Mr. Woollcott, who was not orig-
inally scheduled to appear on the Or-
atorical Associaltion lecture series,
was secured to replace Bertrand Rus-
sell who was forced to cancel his en-
gagement because of illness. The de-
mand for tickets for the lecture has
been great, according to officials of
the association.
Brown Says He
Will represent

State's. Interest
DETROIT, Nov. 23.-(/P)-Senator-
Designate Prentiss M. Brown told the
Economic Club today that he will
represent "all the interests of this
great state."
"I am a liberal," Brown said. "I
think that way. I have fought for
the underdog and will continue to do
"I think that consistency is a vice
of small minds, and I want to work
for principles."
After saying that the automobile
industry was "the real leader in
bringing about high wages for the
people of the nation" and mention-
ing the recent "gradual rise in
wages," the new Senator said he ex-
pected to see "further legislation on
minimum wages and minimum
At another point he said:
"But don't think the Democratic
party is antagonistic to business."
"The most important thing we need
in commerce and industry," he de-
ela a_ is ea sound ,urren y T eel

Highest Court
Upholds State
Job Insurance
By 4-4_Ballot
New York Statute Passed
Under Federal Program;
Stone Unable To Attend
Green Hails Action
As 'Labor Victory'
New Court Line-Up Seen
Possible Election Result
$y New Deal Leaders
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.-()-
Constitutionality of the New York
Unemployment Insurance Act was
upheld today by the Supreme Court
in an evenly-divided decision which
gave fresh hope to supporters of
pending New Deal legislation.
The New York law, similar to that
already passed in 16 other states and
the District of Columbia, was enacted
under the Federal social security
program of taxing employers for the
benefit of those out of work.
With Justice Stone absent because
of illness, the court voted four to
four on the New York law.
As soon as word of the decision
spread around Capitol Hill, Senator
O'Mahoney (Dem., Wyo.) said in a
statement: "Mr. Dooley seems to be
right." It was Mr. Dooley, a news-
paper columnist's fictional character,
who said: "The Supreme Court gen-
erally follows the election returns."
Wide Effects Foreseen
O'Mahoney's statement reflected
the hopes, if not the beliefs, of many
New Deal leaders that the Court's
decision was evidence of a new divi-
sion on the high bench.
If a new Court line-up should re-
sult in favorable decisions on pend-
ing New Deal cases, it might have
far-reaching effects on the current
drive in some quarters for an amend-
ment to the Constitution.
At Tampa, William Green, presi-
dent of the American Federation of
Labor, said, the ruling was "a great
victory for labor." He added that
the decision "encourages labor to be-
lieve that the National Social Se-
curity Act will be held constitution-
Chairman Winant of the Social
Security Board promptly urged states
which have not enacted similar laws
to "proceed quickly" to do so. He
said eight million workers in the past
year had gained the protection of
unemployment insurance.
States May Proceed
Legal observers suggested that
even if the unemployment insurance
section of the Federal Act should be
held invalid, the states still could
proceed with their own programs.
The Federal legislation was designed
to encourage states to enact benefit
laws of their own.
Under the New York measure, em-
ployers of four or more persons, with
a few exceptions ,are required to pay
a tax on payrolls and the money is
pooled for the benefit of the unem-
The Federal Social Security Act al-
so taxes employers, but they are per-
mitted to deduct from the Federal
levy 90 per cent of the amount paid
out under a state plan. The Fed-
eral government pays expenses of
administering approved state laws.
While no announcement was made
as to how the Court was divided,

many observers believed Chief Jus-
tice Hughes and Justices Brandeis,
Cardozo and Roberts supported the
Act against Justices Vandevanter,
McReynolds, Sutherland and Butler.
Blakeman Calls
Christmas Sing
Meeting "Tloday
The student committee for the an-
nual community Christmas Sing will
meet at 5 p.m. today in the Union, it
was announced yesterday by Dr. Ed-
ward W. Blakeman, counselor in re-
ligious education.
The committee composed of the
heads and representatives of the ma-
* jor campus organizations will set the
date and make further arrangements
for the traditional affair in coopera-
tion with Prof. Earl V. Moore and
Prof. David Mattern of the School
of Musim, T. R. Piersol representing
the Ann Arbor Chamber of Com-
merce. Wilmot Pratt . niversitv

4Previously, the delegates had de-4by a special committee of the Men's'
cided to bring the issue to a final vote Council within the next two weeks, it
before adjourning tonight. was announced last night by Miller G.
Sherwood, '37, president of the Coun-
0. P. Van Sweringen cil.
The special committee, which con-
Succumbs On Trainisists of Sherwood, Herbert B. Wolf,
'37, president of the Union, and Mar-
.- shall D. Shulman, '37, editorial di-
CLEVELAND, Nov. 23.-P)---,Oris rector of The Daily, met last night in
P. Van Sweringen, who started his the editorial offices of The Daily to
business career as a newsboy and, hear petitions for the reformation
with his brother, Mantis J., lived to of the present system of class elec-
manipulate and control a $3,000,000.- tions.
000 network of railroads and real eow.n
estate, died today on a railroad trip Reformation was urged by Ann Vie-
to New York. ary, '40, leader of a group of inde-
The noted financier, who wrote an pendent students, on the ground that
almost incredible chapter in the story the present system is not represen-
of 20th century transportation, died tative.
after a heart attack as his train ap- James T. Warner, '40, representa-
proached Hoboken, N. J. He was 57 tive of the Washtenaw Party, and
years old. Stuart Robson, '40, representative of
It was less than a year ago that the State Street party, presented ob-
his brother, Mantis, died in Cleveland jections to the plan offered by Miss
in the midst of their struggle to pull Vicary, but all three concurred in the
their railroad empire out of the de- judgment that the present plan is
pression. not representative, and agreed to as-
At the Van Sweringen offices here, sist in the formation of a new plan.
Joseph Doherty, public relations
counsel, said that two men who werepBowra To Lecture
with the railroad magnate on the trip
claimed a minor accident in the On Classical Poetry
Scranton, Pa. railroad yards "prob-
ably contributed to a heart attack."

T lrce iceive
Phillips Award
In Scholarship
Renewal of a Phillips Scholarship1
to Robert Perlman, '39, and the'
award of Phillips Scholarships to l
Betty M. Steinhart, '40, and Bernard
Shriber, '40, were announced yes-
terday by Dr. Frank E. Robbins, as-
sistant to the President.
'Phillips Scholarships, six in num-
ber and each for $50, were estab-
lished in 1896 by a bequest of Henry
Phillips, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa. They'
are awarded or renewed annually tot
freshman literary college studentsj
for proficiency in the study of clas-
sical languages, which they must
continue to study for the duration of
the scholarship.
All three scholarships were award-
ed for this school year.
The awards were made by a com-
mittee consisting of President Ruth-
ven, Prof. Campbell Bonner of the
Greek department, Prof. John G.
Winter of the Latin department and
Dean Edward H. Kraus of the liter-
ary college.
10 Will Be Initiated
By Honorary Societyl

Prof. Norman E. Nelson of the4
English department, president of the1
Teachers Federation here, explained
that although several members of
that group had signed the protest, it
was not instituted as a measure of
the Federation. The names attached
to the petition were not made pub-
lic, Professor Nelson said.
"We have always admired the sane
conservatism of Yale," the petition
states, and according to Professor
Nelson, continues with the statement
that it would seem from newspaper
accounts of the situation that Yale
was showing an intolerance that, be-
cause of that institution's high
standing, would endanger academic
freedom in this country.
Dr. Davis was informed in the
spring of 1936 that his appointment
would not be renewed. He is associ-
ate professor of practical philan-
thropy in the Yale divinity school.
He joined the Yale faculty in 1924
as an assistant professor and was
promoted to his present status in
1930. It is the assumption of liberal
organizations that his dismissal fol-
lows protests against liberal activi-
ties of the professor. He has made
many speeches in the cause of lib-
eralism, and was one of the first to
advocate the recognition of Russia
by the United States.
According to the Yale statement of
the affair, the "non-reappointment"

Farm Worker Accused
Of Attacking Employer
Mike Soloway, 55 years old, an
employe on a farm in Webster town-
ship, was held in county jail yester-
day after he had been accused of at-'
tapking- his emnlover. C. C_ Demers.

C. M. Bowra, a fellow of Wadham
College, Oxford, will give a University
lecture on "Hellenism and Poetry" at
4:15 p.m. next Monday in Natural
Science Auditorium under the aus-
pices of the Greek and Latin depart-
1Mr_ Rnwrq. whn ic e hitinzr tic

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