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The Weather
Unsettled and rising tem-
peratures with possible rain,
sleet or snow.


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From Morocco
To Ukraine ...



Joe Sanders,
George Olsen
Are Tentative
Orchestras' Listing Agen .
Make Verbal Acceptance
Over Telephone
Feb. 12 Is Date Of
Traditional Event
Contracts are being negotiated to
secure Joe Sanders' and George Ol-
sen's bands for the J-Hop, to be held
Feb. 12 in the Intramural gymna-
sium, Richard A. May, '38, J-Hop
music chairman announced last
Up until 11 p.m. last night no writ-
ten assurance had been received by
Assistant Dean Walter B. Rea, but,
he said, the committee is "reasonably
sure" of getting both bands for the
Hop, since Olsen's and Sanders' book-
ing agent made a verbal acceptance
of the offer over the telephone.-
Up until yesterday noon it was
thought that the deal was settled, but
later Dean Rea received a telegram
of refusal -from Olsen's agent. The
reason for the refusal was, he said,
the difficulty in getting Olsen re-
leased from his contract at the Edge-
water Beach Hotel in Chicago. The
previous acceptance had been made
when it was thought that Olsen
would have several outside engage-
ments during the week of Feb. 12, he
stated, but when these engagements
fell through the bookers were unwill-
ing to let him leave for one evening.
To Sign In Few Days
"If satisfactory financial arrange-
ments can be made," Dean Rea an-
nounced, "the contracts will be signed
in a few days." In the event that
such arrangements can not be made,
he said, the choice will be made from
among Don Bestor, Wayne King, Red
Norvo, Earl Hines, or Red Nichols.
"The committee had great difficulty
this year," Dean Rea said, "because
business has been so good in the
east that managers are unwilling to
let big 'name' bands leave to come
out here. Therefore, the choice was
limited to bands now playing in the
Olsen Popular
Olsen has long been a popular band
leader, and has had numerous en-
gagements at the best hotels in the
country. After a record stay at the
College Inn of the Hotel Sherman in
Chicago, he went to the Hotel New
Yorker. He has also played nu-
merous engagements on the west
coast, among them the Cocoanut
Grove Restaurant in Hollywood and
the Ambassador Hotel. His music is
familiar to many University students
who heard him during the summer
of 1934 when he played at Westwood
Olsen is a graduate of the Univer-
sity in the class of 1917. He was a
member of Phi Kappa Sigma frater-
nity, and was drum-major of the first'
official Varsity band. He is now
playing at the Edgewater Beach Hotel
in Chicago.
Sanders is also well-known for his
work at leading hotels and restau-A
rants and for his broadcasting. A
member of the famous Coon-Sanders'
Nighthawks, he took over the band
when Coon died. He has played at
the Blackhawk Hotel in Chicago, the
Sherman Hotel in New York, and is
now playing at the Hotel Gibson in

Mrs. Baker To
Start Sentence
In Jail Today
Mrs. Betty Baker, convicted Tues-
day of the murder of her lover, Clar-
ence (Cub) Schneider, will leave this
morning for the Detroit House of
Correction at Northville where she
will spend at least the next 15 years
of her life.
The 31-year-old' former dancer will
leave "sometime before noon prob-
ably," Sheriff Jacob B. Andres said.
She will be eligible to parole after 15
years, according to Circuit Judge
George W. Sample, who sentenced
her to life imprisonment after a jury
found her guilty of murder in the
second degree..
The transfer of Mrs. Baker was de-
layed while she conferred today with
Judge Sample to reveal facts that
were not brought out in the trial.
The judge would not reveal what
Mrs. Baker had to say and said that

Bill (Call Me Agitator) Carney Threat Makes
Is Plain Crazy--Like The Foxes Fascists Free

CIO Agent Finds It Pays
To Shout And Bang Fists
And DropThat Final 'G'
Bill Carney, CIO organizer who
shouted encouragement through the
microphone to Flint sit-down strikers
as they prevented police efforts to
vacate by force Fisher Body plant No.
2, looks upon labor organizing as a
On the speakers' platform in Pen-
gelly Hall auditorium, Flint U.A.W.
headquarters, Carney might appear
an innately dissatisfied and cunningly
shrewd deluder of the masses. But
that is when he is encouraging and
instructing union members who are
apprehensive of the future.
Doesn't Mind 'Agitator'
His long experience in agitating
(he doesn't mind the word "agitat-
ing" and often uses it in describing
his work) has taught him that a
champion of the working class must
shout and rage, bang his fists on the
table and drop his "g's" every now
and then.
Mr. Carney's philosophy proved
itself appropriate to Flint auto work-
ers when he opened his fiery address.
"Mr. Chairman, fellow organizers,
fellow members of the United Auto-
mobile Workers, ladies and gentle-
men - and stool pigeons and rats!"
The last, shouted militantly and in
a gutteral voice, brought down the
house. The audience was his from
then on.
'Organizing A Religion'
"Labor organizing is a religion with
me. I don't know how other people
feel about it, but that's the way it is
with me," he said later, when he was
driving to Detroit. He was tired from
three days of hard work in Flint and
talked only spasmodically. His con-
versation was restful, and he was ob-
viously sincere.
Before he became an organizer he
worked for the Goodyear Rubber Co.
12 years. Since then he has helped
organize the rubber industry. His'
home is in Akron, O,
Mr. Carney isn't certain that the
U.A.W. can outlast General Motors.
"We can keep going for a long time"
was all that he would predict. Finan-
cial support for workers on strike and
their families, in addition to those
union memebers thrown out of work
by union strikes, is provided by assess-
ments made of the other CIO unions.
The mine workers have been assessed
a million dollars, he said.
Flint newspaper men were pessi-
mistic about the endurance of wives
of the strikers, but Mr. Carney in-
iContinued on Page 6
British Matron
Faces Simpson
Suit of Slander
Charge Comes As Sequel
To Famous Divorce Case
Of American Divorcee
LONDON, Jan. 13.-?)-Ernest Al-
drich Simpson charged a British so-
ciety matron with slander in a sequel
to the divorce granted to Wallis
Simpson, his attorneys said today.
The action was directed, the attor-
neys asserted, against Mrs. Joan
Sutherland, the wife of Lieut-Col. A.
H. C. Sutherland. Simpson confirmed
that notice of suit had been served.
It was based, attorneys indicated,
on an allegation Mrs. Joan Suther-
land said Simpson received money
for permitting the divorce action byi
his American-born wife.
The suit, sources close to him said,
was begun to quiet what Simpson
considered irritating discussion. of
the probationary divorce decree Mrs.
Simpson obtained at Ipswich Oct. 27.
Authoritative informants disclosed

the suit charged Mrs. Sutherland
made the remarks at a luncheon
party in London after the abdication
of Edward VIII.
Mrs. Sutherland is related distant-.
ly to the Earl of Warwick and Lord
Grenville. Her husband, now en route
to India, served in the famous Black
Watch regiment during the World
War. He has been decorated by the
government with the order of the
British Empire and the military cross.
Pins Greets Visitors,
HeedleSS Of Doctors
Pope Pius, disregarding his doctor's
warnings against all exertion, left
his bed by wheel chair today and
received visitors. Persons close to
him said the exertion tired him


Here Tonight

Bliven To Talk
At 8:15 P.M. In
Hill Auditorium
'The Press-Truth, News
Or Propaganda' To Be
Subject Of Address
Bruce Bliven, editor and president
of the New Republic, will deliver the
fourth Oratorical Association lecture
of the season at 8:15 p.m. today when
he speaks on "The Press - Truth,,
News or Propaganda?" in Hill Au-
Mr. Bliven has been an editor of
the New Republic since 1923, and in
1930 was made president of the mag-
azine. He is also New York corre-
spondent of the Manchester Guar-
dian and a lecturer and contributor
to other periodicals.
He was born in Iowa, was graduat-
ed from Leland Stanford University
in 1911 and -has. lived in New York
City for several years, making fre-
quent trips to other parts of the
country and Europe.
Mr. Bliven was head of the dc-
partment of' journalism at the Uni-
versity of Southern California fromf
1914 to 1916 and has lectured at
Columbia and New York University.
He has been successively chief edi-
torial writer, managing editor and as-1
sociate editor of the New York Globe.
Mr. Bliven recently contributed an
article to a symposium on American
civilization. George Soule, a col-
league of his on the New Republic,
wrote the following statement about
him for publication in this sympo-]
"Bruce Bliven knows his United
States from side to side and from
top to bottom. There are few who
can observe more closely what goes
on in America, interpret it more ac-
curately, or write about it more co-
Announce Meeting Of
Regents Is Postponed
The regular January meeting of
the Board of Regents, scheduled to
be held tomorrow, has been postponed
because of the illness of President
Ruthven, Dr. Frank E. Robbins, as-
sistant to the President, announced,
President Ruthven -is confined to
his home with a mild attack of in-
Tiuenza. It was stated yesterday that
he will remain at his home for the
rest of the week.
No date has been set for the meet-I

British Vessel
English Destroyer Forces
Rebels To Release Ship
They Were Searching
SayE Eglish Mines
Have Been Seized
LONDON, Jan 13. --OP) - The
threatening guns of a British de-
stroyer caused a Spanish fascist
trawler to free the British steamer
Bramhill in the Straits of Gibraltar
last night, official sources disclosed
The destroyer Sussex arrived under
forced draft after the Bramhill,
stopped by the armed trawler, wire-
lessed a request for assistance, offi-
cials said.
Government Determined
The insurgent vessel immediately
sailed away and the Bramhill was
allowed to go on toward Bilbao, on
the northern Spanish coast, after
the destroyer's officershfound she had
no arms shipments.
Officials cited the firm action of
the Sussex' commander as an ex-
ample of the government's determin-
ation not to permit interference with
British vessels doing a lawful busi-
ness and not carrying arms to Spain
in violation of British law.
Government sources disclosed the
administration was puzzled as to
what action to take in connection
with the reported seizure of British-
owned copper min'es in Spain by Gen.
Francisco Franco, insurgent com-
Copper Sales Forced
The reports, laid before the gov-
ernment which previously had de-
nied them, said the Rio Tinto and
the Tharsis copper companies had
been compelled to sell their copper
to Germany at 42 pesetas to the
pound sterling. The current rate,
fixed at Gibraltar, is 80 to 90 pesetas
to the pound.
Near, Eastern
College To Be
Subject Of Talk
Wright, Istanbul College
President Gives Lecture
Here Tuesday Afternoon
Dr. Walter Livingston Wright, 36-
year-old president of Istanbul-Amer-
ican College, Turkey, will deliver a
lecture on "American Campuses in
the Near East," illustrated by motion
pictures in natural color, at 4:15
Tuesday, in theNatural Science Au-
Dr. Wright, who is a Princeton
graduate, was selected in the spring
of 1935 to head the institutions of
Robert College and Istanbul Wom-
an's College, now jointly adminis-
tered under the Turkish title of Is-
tanbul American College.
He was appointed on a commission
of three educators, shortly after his
arrival in Istanbul, to draft a new
government code for private schools,
both Turkish and foreign, in an en-
deavor to secure uniformity with the
national educational system, accord-
ing to Prof. J. Raleigh Nelson, coun-
selor to foreign students, who ar-
ranged the lecture.
He was the only one of the three
commissioners who was a foreigner,
and, according to Professor Nelson, he
received the appointment because he
was known to be in sympathy With
the Turkish point of view.,

Rain, Hash, Straw --National
Guard Settles In Flint School

Discipline Slowly Creating
Order Out Of Conditions
Of First Arrival
FLINT, Jan. 13.-(Special to The
Daily)-Smoke from hash-cooking
fires pushing into rain-darkened air;
youthful National Guardsmen dig-
ging in mud around company mess
tents; the 126th infantry, more than
1,000 strong, quartered since this
morning in a straw-littered school
house, long condemned as unsafe;
pretty librarians in a rickety build-
ing next door wonderingly looking
Interf raternity
Council Hears
Charities Plan
Proposed Amend11ent Is
Outlined By Fleming;
No Action Is Taken
Onslaughts on fraternity men's
pockets by some organized charities
in Ann Arbor were denounced by Wil-
liam Fleming, '37, last night as he
outlined a proposed amendment be-
fore the Interfraternity Council pro-
viding for a fraternity charity fund
to be created in October and to last
all year.
Because of inclement weather, the
attendance at the meeting was not
sufficient to make a quorum, and for
this reason, as George Cosper, '37,
president of the council explained,
neither this meeting nor the discus-
sion can be considered official.
Emphasizing the advisability of
"getting it over with," Fleming
showed how the amendment would
protect fraternity men by allowing
them to contribute once and for all
in the Fall, thus avoiding what were
described as coercive designs of or-
ganized charity.
Fraternities, it was explained, are
singled out in charity drives because
of their high accessibility resulting
from close organization. It was also
claimed that they could easily be
provoked into generosity through the
press for the same reason.
Under Fleming's 4mendment to the
Interfraternity Council's constitution,
the council would serve as a central
distributing agent for the money that
the various houses had contributed in
(Continued on Page 4)
An Ironic Death
Traps Explorer
Martin Johnson
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 - (p) -
A routine lecture trip by air brought
ironic death today to Martin John-
son, intrepid explorer who followed
the wildest jungle trails unscathed.
Johnson, 52, died of injuries suf-
fered yesterday when a luxurious
Western Air Express airliner plunged
to earth within 15 miles of its Los
Angeles destination. The explorer's
death was the second among the 13
men aboard the plane when it dropped
to the snow-covered foothills north
of here.
Johnson's equally famous wife, Osa,
his constant companion for 26 years,
No action has been taken to
fill the date on the Oratorical
Association Lecturetseries sched -
ule when the Martin Johnsons
were to speak in Ann Arbor, Prof.
Carl G. Brandt of the speech de-
partment, chairman of the board
in charge of the Oratorical Asso-
ciation Lecture series, said last

night. The Johnsons were sched-
uled to appear here March 16 to
give an illustrated lecture on
"Wild Animals of Borneo."
was seriously injured. She was not

on; across the street, a bustling po-
lice headquarters.
Along the street comes a union
"sound car" broadcasting distinctly
and loudly for all the guardians of
law And property to hear "mass meet-
ing at 8:39 p.m. in Pengelly building
to protest the action of city police
during the riot Monday night at the
Fisher Body plant against innocent
workers who were only asking for
Inside the now-militarized school
house, army discipline slowly creat-
ing order out of confusion. Straw and
blankets prepared for beds, with cots
expected. Privates traipsing around,
bulgy sandwichs in one hand and
steaming tin cups of coffee in the
other. Intelligence officers already
operating a field communication sys-
tem capable of connecting with Bell
Telephone in emergencies such as a
proclamation of martial law.
Rations planned out of a 70-cent
per day per man budget, and mostly
out of cans at that. Around a small
table, set with gleaming tin, regi-
mental officers prepare to eat a din-
ner of hash, bread, butter, jam and
coffee; at the head Lieut. Col. George
Olson, in private life an insurance
man; his executive officer, Maj.
Louis J. Donovan, county clerk of
Kenton County; also a vocational
school teacher, a superintendent of
hatcheries, a county chief deputy
treasurer, two high school principals
and a band leader and all hoping fer-
vently that "there won't be any
trouble," and that the 15-ton bell in
an "insecure" loft above them "won't
fall on us."
Former Convict
Hunted In Case
Of Mattson Boy
Federal Men Are Seeking
Fred Haynes As Suspect
In Kidnaping Mystery
TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 13.-(A)-
The name of a former California con-
vict flashed tonight out of the wid-
ening hunt for the kidnap-killer of
little Charles Mattson while Everett
polce threw a close guard about an
abandoned automobile supposedly
containing blood-soaked clothing.
Officials at Folsom prison disclosed
federal manhunters were seeking
Fred Orrin Haynes, "repeater" con-
vict, but Warden Clarence A. Larkin
said later he had given out the in-
formation before realizing it was
wanted in the hunt.
The California state bureau of
identification said it had been asked
to check Haynes' finger prints but
added it would give no further in-
formation without justice depart-
ment permission.
Police stretched canvas about the
automobile at Everett to shield it
from view.
They impounded the machine last
night when a north-end resident re-
ported it had been parked in front of
his home since last Sunday night,
possibly about the time the nude,
frozen body of the 10-year-old kid-
nap victim was dumped into the
snow 6 miles away.
Vocal Militia Unit.
Ordered To Flint
Company K, local company of the
Michigan National Guard, was or-
dered to move at 6 a.m. this morning
to the Flint auto strike area, Capt.
G. J. Burlingame commanding offi-
ce', announced last night.
The Company, a section of the
125th Infantry, will take 59 men and
two officers. The other officer be-

sides Capt. Burlingam is Capt. K. L.
Company K was first ordered to
mobilize at 7 a.m. yesterday morning
by Col. John S. Bersey, adjutant

2,000 National Guardmen
Make Further Rioting
Secretary Perkins
Expected In Flint
Conference Seen Only As
Small Move Toward
Settlement Of Strike
FLINT, Jan. 13.-(Special to The
Daily)-The first real negotiations
between officials of General Motors
and the United Automobile Workers
were awaited eagerly by this sstrike-
bound city tonight as the presence
of nearly 2,000 national guardsmen
made more rioting extremely un-
The negotiations will take place in
Governor Murphy's office in Lansing
at 11 a.m. tomorrow between William
S. Knudsen, General Motors execu-
tive vice-president, Homer Martin,
U.A.W. president, and other officials
of both sides.
Await Miss Perkins
High military authorities in the
city said they had been informed that
Secretary of Labor Francis Perkins
was due here tonight and would take
part in the Lansing conference to-
The parley, however, it is felt in
both union and management circles,
would only be a start toward settle-
ment of the sit-down strike, which is
tying up America's automobile in-
dustry. Strikers here are still idig-
nant over the riot Monday night, and
members of the strike committee, in
an exclusive interview, firmly as-
serted that they will not budge until
a settlement is reached "or until,
Roosevelt says move." This was the
15th day of the sit-down strike.
No More Violence Seen
Meanwhile the possibilities of a
recurrence of Monday's violence are
exceedingly slim. The strike com-
mittee representatives maintain that
violence is the one thing they do not
want, and any move which might
have precipitated rioting anew-the
serving of warrants on directors of
the strikers' counter-offensive-
failed to materialize. Sheriff Thom-
as Woolcott, to whom the warrants
had been issued for serving, said he
had been "given to understand that
Governor Murphy had advised
against it."
While General Motors officials in
the city expressed the hope that Gov-
ernor Murphy would not be antago-
nistic to their cause, strikers frankly
proclaimed the belief that "Murphy
is definitely on our side."
"We at first thought the Governor
had let us down when he called the
National Guard," John Manley, act-
ing head of the strikers' committee,
said. "But I guess they are here as
much for our protection as anything
else," he added.
Martial Law Unlikely
That statement was typical of the
manner in which laboring interests
received the troops, whose guards
paced slowly up and down through-
out the day and night before their
bivouac in the old high school and
their headquarters in the armory.
There is little chance that martial
law will be proclaimed, or, for that
matter, that the soldiers will leave
their quarters at all. Lieut.-Col.
Joseph Lewis of the 119th field ar-
tillery, commandant of military
forces on the scene, said that it was
within his authority to act whenever
he wanted to, with or without pro-
claiming martial law, but he indicat-
ed that he considered it very unlikely.
Lieut.-Col. George L. Olson is in
direct command of western Mich-

igan's 126th Infantry, the more than
1,000 men of. which constitute the
largest unit in the field.
Warrants Issued
Warrants for the arrest of Victor
and Roy Reuther and Robert Travis,
sit=down strikers who directed move-
ments against Flint police in Mon-
day's riot, were issued today by Pros-
ecutor George Joseph. Governor
Murphy's "advice" against their
serving came after it was felt in some

General Motors Officials
And Union Heads Parley
With Gov. Murphy Today

Death, Destruction In Spanish
War Pictured y Local Ref uee

Passionate, hot-tempered Span-
iards who would shoot anyone that
had a title or a drop of fascist blood
in him were described by an Ann
Arbor woman and former University
student, Mrs. Helen Green, who fled
from Madrid with her two children
and her husband Aug. 9, 25 days
after the beginning of the revolution
in Spain.
Afraid that his family would suffer
from the food shortage that was close
at hand before they left Madrid in
August, Lorn Green, general manager
of the Ingersoll Rand Co. in Madrid,
first attempted to leave by airplane.
The plane was not permitted to leave
Madrid. and fGreen finallyv left. bv

listeners by repeating over the air,
"Todo tranquilo en Madrid" and then
they would play a recording of the
Spainish national anthem, "El Him-
no de Riego."
Despite the radio message, all was
not tranquil in Madrid, Mrs. Green
said, for automobiles filled with men
whose bayonets protruded from all
the windows raced down the streets
and on July 19 the fascists stormed
the Montana, a barracks in Madrid.
After this, sniping on the streets
was frequent and a general order was
issued that all windows were to be
kept shut and all shutters open to
stop the murderous snipers. House-
holders in, the more tempestuous sec-
tions of Madrid were ordered to keep

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