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The Weather
Increasing cloudiness, colder
today; tomorrow, cloudy and

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The Barn Beside The Union ...
A Greater Need ...



Michigan Topples
Wildcats, 34 To 31,
In Exciting Finish.,

Team Scores Four Points
In Closing 60 Seconds
Of ThrillingGame
Townsend Is High
Scorer Of Contest
7,600 Watch Wolverines
Win First Conference
Tilt In Two Starts
Breaking into a drive in the last
six minutes that gave it one-third
of its total points, the Michigan bas-
ketball team overtook a long Wildcat
lead anddefeated Northwestern, 34
to 31, last night at Yost Field House.
An enthusiastic crowd of 7,600 per-
sons, the season's largest crowd, saw
Bill Barclay push in Danny Smick's
long shot to go ahead of the Evan-
ston boys with but a minute to go,
and later pass to Jake Townsend for
the basket that cinched the Wolver-
ines' first Conference victory and
made Michigan a prominent conten-
der for the Big Ten crown.
The Varsity played the same slip-
shod ball that has marked its play for
the last month for the first 36 min-
utes while Northwestern hit the bas-
ket from far out on the floor and
pulled ahead 30 to 23.
Then Smick, substitute center,
dropped two shots and Townsend,
Barclay, and Matt Patanelli started
working with a machine-like dead-
liness that Mike Michaels could not
stop and Wildcat stock took a long
drop as Northwestern lost its second
game in a row.
Coach Dutch Lonburg tried to stop
Townsend's passes and he succeeded.
But his success proved a boomerang
as five different members of his
squad fouled the Michigan pivot man
who hit seven out of eight free throws
Michigan's chances for a Con-
ference basketball title took a
big boost last night as Illinois'
erratic cagers upset the highly-
favored Indiana outfit, defending
co-champions, 40 to 31.
Purdue meanwhile defeated
Iowa, 35 to 31, for a clear record,
but this may be marred next Sat-
urday when the Boilermakers
meet their Hoosier rivals on the
rebound from last night's beat-
ing. The fact that this import-
ant game is being played at
Bloomington favors Indiana.
and three field goals to collect 13
points and enter the Big Ten scoring
Barclay and Patanelli both turned
in excellent defensive and offensive
performances, hitting at the crucial
point and ball hawking so energet-
ically that the Varsity controlled the
ball in that important last six min-
utes, despite the absence of Capt.
Johnny Gee who went out of the
game on personals.
Northwestern could not get its
offense working despite its 31 points.
(Continued on Page 3)
Supreme Court
Upholds U. S.
Silver Tax Act
WASHINGTON, Jan, l1.-(/P)-The
Supreme Court today unanimously
sustained the government's attempt
to "prevent profiteering at the pub-
lic expense" by imposing a 50 per
cent retroactive tax on profits made
by silver traders in 1934.
This was the third administration
victory before the tribunal since the ,
present term started last October.
However, the opinion, prepared by
Justice Van Devanter, undoubtedly
was written before President Roose-
velt appealed last week for judicial

support for his policies.
Government attorneys promptly
scanned the decision to determine ifI
it had any bearing on the question!
whether a so-called "windfall" tax]
can legally be levied against certainI
persons who avoided paying process-
ing taxes under the invalidated Agri-
cultural Adjustment Act.
Kappa Tau Alpha Club
Initiates Nine Members
ine narsnns were initiated into

Shepard To Open
Anti-War Lectures
The first In a series of anti-war
lectures and discussions will be fea-
tured at the Student Alliance meet-I
ing at 8 p.m. today in the Union when{
Prof. John F. Shepard of the psy-
chology department speaks "Factors
Making for War."1
Endorsement of the peace move-
ment of the Alliance has been given
by the University Peace Council,

Athletic Board
Seeks Better
Football Here
Members Concerned With
Failure In Past Years,
Report States
Attendance Rises
Over '35 Season
In the annual report of the Board
in Control of Athletics, released yes-
terday by Chairman Ralph W. Aigler,
strong hints were given that some-
thing would be done to bring about
revival of Michigan's successful grid
teams of past years
Stating that "the members of the

which in its last meeting voted en- f Board though making no public dem-
couragement and cooperation to all- onstration about the matter have
campus groups with anti-war aims. been much concerned and have given
The Alliance plans at least two bee horeduand v uie
more programs in the present series, the matter more thought and study
one to come in February, and a final than may be popularly supposed," the
lecture and discussion in March on report went on to quote from last
the subjects, respectively, of attempts year's release, saying:
already made to avert war, and the 'Not Nature'
Dart students can play in the move- ~

ment. The public is invited
Talent Wanted
For University
NBC Broadcast
Prograni Director Urges
Students To Take Part
In Show On Jan. 22
A general call for talent to par-
ticipate in the Pontiac Varsity Show,
to be broadcast from Ann Arbor Jan.
22 over a coast-to-coast N.B.C. hook-
up was made yesterday by Alvin J.
Miller, representative of Henry Sou-
vaine, Inc., of New York, radio pro-
gram producers, and director of the
broadcast show.
Tryout Today
Tryouts are to go to Morris Hall
between 3 and 6 p.m. today, accord-
ing to Mr. Miller. All types of talent
suitable for broadcast programs are
urged to come.
"I'd like particularly to have some
novelty acts," Mr. Miller said. "This
is to be a variety show, and we'll
need all types of talent. But it must
be good. We're going to put on a
high class show in every respect and
we want it to represent the student
body. The students will do every-
However, Mr. Miller wants every-
body of talent to try out in order
that he may select performers him-
self, letting nothing of worth escape.
Singers, imitators, instrumentalists,
impersonators, and those who have
dialogues or sketches indicative of
student life here are asked to try out.
Black-Outs Planned
Mr. Miller also spoke of some short
black-out skits that he plans to put
on. These, he explained are short
sketches with surprise endings, and
derive their name from those put on
in the theatre when all the lights are
put out to emphasize the end or
climax. He has been cooperating
with Prof. Kenneth T. Rowe of the
English department whose classes in
play writing have been working on
this project. As yet he knows noth-
ing of the result, but will confer with
those writing the sketches tonight to
determine the outcome.
The try-outs today will be in the
nature of studio auditions, Mr. Miller
said. All those who have something
(Continued on Page 2)
Stevens To Address
Classes Tomorrow
4Thomas Wood Stevens, dirctor of
the Globe Theatre Playerswho will
present four one-act plays in one
matinee and one evening perform-
ance Saturday, Jan. 16, will arrive
in Ann Arbor tomorrow and speak
before a Shakespeare class and will
also address Play Production classes
tomorrow afternoon and Thursday
Mr. Wood has guest directed pro-
ductions of the Michigan Repertory
Players, summer division of Pla Pro-
duction, in 1931 and 1933. He is con-
sidered an authority on Shakespeare.
The Globe Theatre Players excl in
presenting Shakespeare, being cred-
ited with popularizing the poet's work
for the stage.

"It was pointed out that it is in-
evitable that good and bad seasons
in any given sport follow in what
seems to be more or less of a regular
cycle. It was then (last year) stated
that if Michigan and her followers
bad become a bit too "chesty" as a
result of the four years of extra-
ordinary success that immediately
preceded these lean years, an effec-
tive, if not important, lesson in hu-
mility was being taught."
Yesterday's release then added,
"For a year or even two, some com-
fort might be gleaned from the
thought that the visitation was mere-
ly nature's way of chastening us.
Many loyal, but sensible Michigan
men and women, however, feel that
even such lessons may be overdone."
Attendance Jumps
In reference to recent agitation for
training tables, the report said,
"Among the criticisms of the teams
of 1934 and 1935 was that they were
apparently in poor physical condi-
tion. They seemed to be unable to
stand up throughout the game as
Michigan teams have been ac-
customed to' do. As a result of the
Board's study of the matter, steps
were taken to remedy this situation
and it must be generally agreed that
the Michigan team of 1936 did not
seem to be lacking in the proper
physical condition and mental atti-
tude, a condition that many had
thought characterized its two pre-
Michigan's football attendance, de-
spite the third poor season in a row
and one of the most disastrous in
Wolverine history, jumped to 294,486,
an increase of about 60,000 over last
year's mark and about 35,000 more
than the figure for 1933 when the,
Michigan gridders won the national
End With Surplus
The Ohio State game, as in 1935,
pulled the record crowd-56,000-and
the Michigan State and Minnesota
tilts increased the totals with 51,000
and 48,000 marks. The Indiana
game was the poorest drawing card
of the year, with only 19,000 spec-
The effect of the large increase in
football attendance could be plainly
seen in the $102.683 net profits for
the sport, this figure being more than{
double the 1935 receipts. As usual,
football was the only sport to pay
for itself and the grid profits were
so large that there was still a sur-
plus of $60,000 after the deficits in
all the other sports had been paid.
Basketball ranxed second in gross
(Continued on Page 3)

Tacoma Boy
Found Dead
Lost Teeth And Battered
Skull Show Child Took
Severe Beating
Forty Federal Men
Hunt For Killers
TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 11-(IP)-
Battered and nude, the body of kid-
naped Charles Mattson was found
today in the snow-crusted brushlands
of Everett, 50 miles from the home
from which the 10-year-old boy was
abducted two weeks ago.
"I feared it," said Dr. W. W. Matt-
son, the boy's father as he sped to-
ward the spot where a youthful
hunter stumbed upon the body this
Frozen stiff, the body of the boy
for whom $28,000 ransom had been
demanded, lay a half mile west of the
Pacific Highway, six miles south of
Everett. Identification was made
positive by Paul Sceva, close friend
of the Mattson family. He had been
mentioned as a possible mediator.
Probably Dead Friday
Coroner Sotwell Challacombe of I
Everett said the boy was killed prob-
ably Thursday or Friday. The body
had been frozen some time before
being taken to the spot where it was
found, he added. He based his be-
liefs on the fact neither the body
nor the ground around it showed any
traces of hemorrhage.
No longer held back by fear of
blocking the bizarre ransom nego-
tiations which Dr. Mattson had pur-
sued, partially through newspaper'
ads. the full force of 40 "G-Men" was
unleashed by the finding of the body,
its identification made difficult by a
bloody beating.
When first told the bruised little
body had been found by Gordon Mor-
row, 19, a hunter, Dr. Mattson re-
fused to believe it was his son "until
I see the boy with my own eyes."
Afraid Of This
"I feared when they pulled that
uoy outkinto the night that some-
thing like this would happen," he
sre fears of Dr. Mattson, promi-
nent Tacoma physician, were ex-
pressed previously last Saturday
night in a plea to the kidnaper for
"new proof that my son is alive and
The appeal was the sixth of a series
published in personal columns of a
Seattle newspaper in apparently vain
attempts to contact the abductor.
It could not be learned immediate-
ly whether Mrs. Mattson, previously
reported bearing up bravely through
the tragedy, had been informed of
the discovery.
$200 Award
Of E. L. Miller
Is Announced
Announcement of a $200 scholar-
ship to be awarded to a high school
student each June in the name of
Edwin L. Miller, '90, late assistant su-
perintendent of Detroit schools, was
made Saturday by Mrs. Miller, for-
merly Gertrude M. Doyle, '15, on the
anniversary of his birth.
The scholarship will be awarded to
a June graduate of any high school
represented in the Edwin L. Miller
Roundtable, which includes schools
of Washtenaw. Wayne, Monroe, Ma-
comb and Oakland counties, provid-
ing he enters the University of Mich-

igan and he has studied Latin for at
least three years, according to War-
ren E. Bow, assistant superinten-
dent of Detroit schools and president
of the round table.

Trade Decline To Be Only
Local; Outlook Bright
For Year, He Believes
The general upswing in business
conditions throughout the nation will
probably continue in spite of the au-
tomobile strike or other future labor
difficulties, Prof. Charles L. Jamison
of the School of Business Adminis-
tration declared yesterday.
"Strikes are consistent with the
rising tide of prosperity," Professor
Jamison said, "and forty or fifty
thousand wage-earners idle out of
40,000,000 will affect conditions onlyI
locally. Purchasing power has been
restored and only those corporations'
and workers involved in the strike
stand to lose."
He pointed out that threats of
strikes in other industries would
Murder Trial
May Be Given
To Jury Today
Devine, Rapp, Sample Yet
To Address Jurors; 4
Verdicts Possible
With testimony completed, the
case of Mrs. Betty Baker, accused of
the murder of Clarence (Cub)
Schneider, is expected to go to the
jury sometime today.
Frank B. Devine, defense attorney,
has yet to make his plea to jury, and
Prosecutor Albert J. Rapp will de-
liver his final address for the state
today. Following these two pleas,
Judge George W. Sample will address
the jury of 14 men, two of whom will
be eliminated by lot before delibera-
tions, before it will decide the fate
of Mrs. Baker. She may be found
guilty of first degree murder, second
degree murder or manslaughter, or
she may be acquitted.
2 Pounds Pressure
In the proceedings of the trial yes-
terday, Officer Casper Enkemann,
gun expert of the police department,
testified that he had oiled the gun
Mrs. Baker used in shooting Schneid-
er shortly before she had used it.
He said that it required about
three pounds pressure to fire a re-
volver like Mrs. Baker used when in
good condition and with the ham-
mer back.
Mrs. Baker then took the stand for
a few minutes, and testified that she
was undecided about talking to
Schneider on the night that she
killed him.
After these two testimonies, Pros-
ecutor Rapp made his first address
to the jury, and was followed by John
Conlin, who made the first charge
for the defense.
'Shooting Premeditated
In his charge, which lasted about
45 minutes, the prosecutor declared
the state had proven the shooting to
I be premeditated.
"Why did Mrs. Baker go home and
f get a gun and then drive five miles
out in the country with Schneider to
talk things over as she has testified
she did if she did not mean to kill
him?" he asked.
"Why," Mr. Rapp continued,
"didn't Mrs. Bakerttake Schneider to
a hospital after the shooting if it
were not cold blooded murder? In
stead of that she took him home, and
the police were not called for three
Mr. Conlin then made the first plea
(Continued on Page 6)
Dunham Will Address
Social Service Group
Prof, Arthur Dunham of the Mich-

igan Institute of Health and Social
Science in Detroit, former-secretary
of Gov. Frank D. Fitzgerald's com-
mission on welfare and relief, will ad-
dress the Ann Arbor Social Service
Council at 7 p.m. tonight on the
commission's findings and recom-

Strike Will Not Halt Business
UP-swing, Prof.Jamison Says,

Police Charge Sit-Down
Strikers; Thirteen Taken
To Hospitals After Battle

stimulate the demand for products
which cannot be purchased when
plants are shut down.
"In the case of an impending steel
strike the railroads would- naturally
purchase a large supply of rails and
accessories beforehand," he ex-,
According to Professor Jamison the
seasonal decline taking place at pres-
ent will probably co'ntinue rather
sharply for some time until the up-
swing is resumed.
"Much of the buying which has
raised business indexes to new
heights in the, past few months has
been of a speculative nature," he as-
serted, "and a decline at this time
would not materially offset the gains
already made."
Professor Jamison does not believe
that the passage of a minimum wage
and hour law by Congress would
boost prices and business/ indices in
the same manner as the NRA did in
1933. Unlike the NRA a new law of
this type would probably not con-
tain any provisions for the control of
prices which was responsible for the
the sharp rise in business at that i
time, he said.
"All these predictions may be up-
set by a bad crop year or a major
war abroad," Professor Jamison said,
"but at present the outlook is ex-
ceptionally bright."
Entry Deadline
For Freshman
Hopwoods Set
Students Are To land In
Manuscripts To Judges
Before Jan.29
Manuscripts for the freshman
awards of the Hopwood contest for
creative work in writing must be left
before 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, in the.
Hopwood Room in Angell Hall, Prof.
Philip L. Schenk of the English de-
partment, chairman of the contest
committee, announced yesterday.
In this contest three types of writ-
ing are acceptable: essay, prose nar-
rative, and poetry. In each of these
fields three prizes of $50, $30, and $20,
respectively, are offered. Prizes may
be re-apportioned, however, at the
discretion of the committee in case
no student qualifies to receive the
full amount of one of the awards.
To judge this contest, Prof. Roy
W. Cowden of the English depart-
ment, director of the Hopwood
awards, Dr. Frank E. Robbins, as-
sistant to the President, and Prof.
J. Raleigh Nelson of the engineering
college English department, have
been selected.
Names of the winners in this com-
petition will be announced in The
Daily early in the second semester.
Professor Schenk also stated that a
manuscript which has received a
prize in the freshman contest will not
be eligible for a minor award in the
spring Hopwood contest.
Pact Is Drawn
For Neutrality
(By The Associated Press)
Germany and France exchanged
pledges yesterday to respect the in-
tegrity of Spain and Spanish pos-
The development, announced by
the French embassy in Berlin, was
iterpreted as easing tension over al-
legations of German activity in Span-
ish Morocco.
These allegations were denied both
in Tetuan, Spanish Morocco, and

France maintained her vigilance,
however, as French troops drilled in
French Morocco and French war-
ships prepared to sail today from
Toulon for manerers in the MP-i-

Missiles Rain On Crowds
As Broadcaster Urges
Laborers ToFight
Officials Of Union
To Consult Lewis
Officers Use Tear Gas
To Drive Rioting Crowd
From Building
FLINT, Jan. 11.-(P)-Thirteen
persons were taken to hospitals, most
of them suffering from gun shot
wounds, tonight after police and
pickets clashed outside of the Fisher
Body Corp., No. 2 plant here tonight.
Still other persons were known to
have been injured, while others were
suffering from tear gas which the
police released in an attempt to dis-
perse the crowd and drive "sit down"
strikers from the building.
The crowd had not been dispersed
at midnight and the "stay in" strik-
ers, driven temporarily to the roof of
an annex, had returned inside the
building but found that the heat had
been shut off.
All during the fight, broadcasters
from automobiles were urging strik-
ers to fight.
In the first encounter with the
crowd the police discharged riot guns
as well as tear gas guns, and they
threw gas grenades through windows
into the building where the strikers
have stayed more than a week.
Pearl De Long, 32, was in a hos-
pital in serious condition from gun-
shot wounds in the abdomen and
George Scheer, 23, had serious tear
gas burns on his face.
William Lightcap, 31, Toledo, Fred
Moore, Batavia, 0., Fred Stevens, 50,
an organizer in the Flint Bus strike
who was shot in leg; C. C, Scheer, 58,
a striking automobile worker, shot in
Others, all from Flint, included:
Laurence Hoskins, 32; Hans Larsen,
35; Moe Gerhart, 33; Nelson Wooley,
21; George Haber, 32; Charles M.
Hammer, 52; John S. Shippripp, 30.
Two policemen were injured. Ser-
geant William A. Davis was struck by
a brick in the melee and Patrolman
John Hintze was cut about the face
and ear.
DETROIT, Jan. 11.-(A")-Union
officials directing the widespread
strikes paralyzing General Motors
Corp. automotive production flew to
Washington tonight to charter their
next moves with John L. Lewis, head
of the Committee for Industrial Or-
Edward F. McGrady, assistant sec-
retary of labor who is pressing for
amicable settlement of differences
between the gigantic automobile con-
cern and members of the United Au-
tonobile Workers of America, ar-
ranged to join the meeting with
Lewis, Homer Martin, U.A.W.A. pres-
ident, and John Brophy, C.I.O. direc-
Student Denies
aving Peeped
I n t o Windows
George Weed, '40E, 20, of Fennville,
last night insisted that he was inno-
cent of the window peeping charges
to whichhearlier in the day he had
pleaded guilty and for which he paid
a fine of $36.95.
Weed was apprehended about mid-
night Saturday at the rear of the
Washtenaw apartment building at
332 E. William St., taken to the po-
lice station and then placed in the
county jail.
Weed claimed that he was merely
cutting across lots to his home which

is back of the apartment building
and faces E. Jefferson St. He de-
clared that he was frightened by
the flashlights of the police and dart-
ed into the inclosure between two
rear wings of the apartment building.
Police said last night that no one
would have been in the inclosure
without the express purpose of peep-
ing in windows. They denied that
Weed knew of their presence before
they cornered him in the enclosed
manr p,


Yeoman Of The Guard' Called
One Of Best Of Gilbert, Sullivan

"The Yeomen of the Guard" is one
of the best musical Gilbert and Sul-I
livan operas and also the only Gil-
bert and Sullivan which ends sadly,"
explained Valentine B. Windt, direc-
tor of the opera and Play Produc-
tion which with the School of Music
and the assistance of the department
of physical education will present the
opera on Jan. 20-23 in evening per-
formances with a Saturday matinee,
Jan. 23.
Mr. Windt described some of the
music of the opera, now in its third
week of rehearsal, as the best Sul-
livan ever wrote and "approaching
grand opera. A colorful and gay

production. Mr. Taliaferro has al-
ready made himself known to Ann
Arbor music lovers through his work
in conducting the "Messiah" before
the Christmas vacation.
Charles McGraw, Grad, is also as-
sisting Mr. Windt in directing the
opera. Ruth Bloomer of the depart-
ment of physical education is in
charge of the dance work. Oren Par-
ker of Play Production in charge of
the scenery, and James Doll, assisted
by his mother, will do the costuming.
The first joint production of Play
Production and the School of Music
was given in 1934 and since then
there have been, seven such presen-
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