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The Weather
Cloudy and colder tonight; to-
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Editorials
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VOL. XLVII No. 81 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 1937

PRICE FIVE CElJTS

Minnesota Six
Whips Varsity
Puckmen, 3-0
In First Game

Story On Smoking
Stirs 20 Students
Into Calling Beane
"This Business of Cigarettes and
CoEds Has. Unsuspected Angles,"
according to a head line in yester -
day's Daily, and this is no lie ac-
cording to Prof. John W. Beane of
the physiology department.

In an article in yesterday's Daily
Gopher Goalie Makes 32 this statement appears, "Why Wom-
en smoke is an intriguing question,
Saves To Blank Fast Professor Beane said and some rea-
Skating Wolverines sons for indulgence are found in a
book by 'The Woman Smoker'." The
Local Tilt Series book is not by the "womansmoker"
S but should have read instead by
Continued Tonight Following these words credited to
Professor Beane, there are some com-
By BONTH WILLIAMS ments on Hofstatter's book that are
It was Bud Wilkinson all the way from "The American Journal3 3oOb-
in te Clisum astnigt a Mine-stetrics and Gynecology," 1935-36.
In the Coliseum lst night asMine- Through an unfortunate misiterpre-
sota's rampant Gophers drew first tation some Daily readers mistook the
blood in the battle for Conference comments of the Journal tobe those
honors and beat a well-coached i of Professor Beane. About 20 of
Michigan hockey team, 3-0. The two these readers telephoned Professor
teams will meet again tonight in the Beane yesterday, he said, and asked
second of the annual four-game him to explain to them more fully
eries. nosome of the aspects of cigarette
Its three for-.smoking touched on in the article,
ward lines or their four defensemen especially its relationship to sex.
who beat Michigan last night. The Professor Beane was justifiably
Wolverines' first string trio of Hey- piqued by these calls, because he did
liger, James, and Fabello outclassed not make any statement regarding
any combination the Gophers could the causes or effects of cigarette
offer, and Bob Simpson and Bert smoking on women.
Smith matched the four husky Norse-
men at the Minnesota blue line, H
bump for bump. Hundreds
Uncanny Ability
It was the uncanny ability of the As Ne L oods
hulking Bud Wilkison, star quarter- A s1New jFloods
back, fine golfer, and Al-American
goalie that was responsible for Mm- W ash M idwest
nesota's victory. A.~VV.~.
" Six different times in the 60 hard- I
fought minutes of the game either Lowlanders Evacuated By
Heyliger or James was in the clear,dB
and every time Wilkinson was equal National Guard; Expect
to the task. He dove, he waited or Cold Snap To End Rains
.he outfaked the Wolverine sharp- -__dpT E
shooters whenever they came close,
and every time he guessed the right CHICAGO, Jan. 15.-(P)-Hun-
way. Wilkinson made 32 saves. dreds of lowlanders fled before the
Weed Working Well steady advance of flood waters in
Down at the other end of the rink the Midwest today.
Bill Wood was turning in a good Sme left threatened homes on
job for the Wolverines, but he didn't, footOthb
like Wilkinson, have eyes in his feet. ers were rought out in
Bill knocked 21 shots during the eve- small boats. But the refugees were
ning and robbed Minnesota of what cheered by a forecast of fair and
looked like two sure goals. colder weather-expected to end pro-
Gib James worked through the de- tracted rains and check the swift
fense with only four minutes gone rise of overburdened streams in the
and took Heyliger's pass about ten Ohio and Mississippi Valleys.
feet out. Wilwinson waited just long Considerable damage and distress
enough and then swept out and over was reported. Jay County, Indiana,
to take the shot off Gib's stick. officials called conditions the "worst
Heyliger and James kept working since 1913." Railroads and inter-.
together and their passes were click- i ban traffic was disrupted in the
ing with precision, but the Gopher inundated areas of that state. Near-
defense was too tough. Three times ly 100,000 acres were submerged near*
in that first period the Beaver tried Evansville. Many highways were en-
to 'walk' through, but each time the gulfed. A long freight train toppled
Gopher rear guard smacked him from the rails near Edinburg. In
hard. Michigan carried the play most some districts'the icy waters covered
of the period with the Merrill, Chase, ouses and barns.
Cooke line putting on their best per- The brimming St. Francis River
formance of the season. Tebimn t rni ie
Both Confident ioke through a levee near Rom-
Both teams were content to feel bauer, Mo., and the Black River
each other ou as the game opened. south of Poplar Bluff. National
First Heyliger and then Capta Ray guardsmen evacuated more than 100
Bjork peppe .e'sythd li thatfamilies from the danger zone. One i
finallsygot to Wood midway in the thousand WPA workmen strength-
finaly ot o Wod mdwa intheened sea walls. Clear Creek burst two
second period. PJoe Schwab laid aelesad s.gCoereektbur
pass on Ray Wallace's stick as the levees and surged over eight square
latter coasted in on the left flank. Ale
Wallace's shot caromed off Bob Alexander Counties in Illinois.-
Simpson's stick and caught the far
corner for the first score of the Old Age Assistajice
series.
Heyliger came within aces of even- Bureau Abolished
ing the count a moment later when
(Continued on Page 3)
LANSING, Jan. 15.-(NP)-Governor
State Legislature Murphy announced today the aboli-
tion of the State Old Age Assistance
Quits Until Jan. 25 Bureau as a separate department and
returned it to the direction of the
State Welfare Director.
LANSING, Jan. 15.--(IP)-The His action automatically abolishes
State Legislature, in recognition of the position of old age assistance
the national inauguration ceremony Director Dr. Philip Callahan of De-
nat week. adiourned today until 8 troit.

Blum Granted
Right To Halt
Enlistments
Bill Punishes Participants
In Spanish Civil War
With Prison Or Fines
Plan Investigation
Of U.S. Volunteers
PARIS, Jan. 15.-(/P)-The Cham-
ber of Deputies voted unanimously
tonight-591 to 0-to give Premier
Leon Blum power to halt the flow of
volunteers from or through France
to the Spanish civil war.
Heeding the Premier's warning
that the volunteer question had be-
come one of "saving Europe from
war, the deputies responded over-
whelmingly to his appeal to show
France's "will for peace, good will
and respect for international agree-
ments."
The vote was on the government's I
I bill to punish French volunteers at
the discretion of judges and to im-
pose fines of 10,000 francs ($460) and
prison sentences of six months or a
year on persons involved in the en-
listment of volunteers.

To Direct Players

15-Day

In'

GM Strike As

Union

Demands Are Presented

Truce Declared

THOMAS W. STEVENS
* * *
Globe Theatre
Group To Give
Dramas Today
Former Michigan Student
Among Players; Stevens
Directs Company

The Old Globe Theatre Players,
Fix Time Limit bringing with them a former Michi-
The bill fixed a time limit of six ! gan student, Charles Gardiner, '33,
months, as it was hoped the Spanish formerly Charles Funk, and directed
conflict would be over within that by Thomas Wood Stevens, guest di-
time. Premier Blum promised its rector of the Michigan Repertory
powers would not be invoked unless Players in 1931-1933, will present'
other nations took like action. four one-act plays in the Lydia Men-j
The Premier was expected to obtain delssohn Theatre today in matinee
the senate's approval of the' measure and evening performances.
early next week to be ready for im- Two Performances
mediate and effective action as soon At 3:15 p.m. the Players will offer
as othef powers agree on measures Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors"
for controlling the volunteer tide, and "Midsummer Night's Dream."
The performance at 8:30 p.m. will
NEW YORK, Jan. 15.-(/P)-Back include Shakespeare's "Taming of the
from a month of dropping bombs on Shrew" and Christopher Marlowe's
behalf of the Spanish Loyalist gov- "Doctor Faustus."
ernment, Eddie Schneider, Jersey The Old Globe Theatre Players
City, N.J., aviator, said today he was have been credited with popularizingy
signed up by a New York lawyer to Shakespeare for the stage, for they
serve in the Spanish war at $1,500 a cut their versions to one-act, 40-
month. minute fast-moving plays, presented
Schneider 'Questioned in what they believe to be the or-
Schneider was questioned by As- iginal Elizabethan style of playing
sistant U. S. Attorney John F. Dailey, Shakespeare. They use a two-level
Jr., who announced he would seek stage, playing in Tudor Elizabethan
indictments from the Federal Grand costume, Mr. Stevens explained.
Jury next week against several New M
Yorkers in connection with the en- Michigan Students Induded
listment of American aviators for The group played at the Century
Spanish service, of Progress at Chicago and at the
Sani d hD i expositions at San Diego, Dallas, and
Interviewed as he entered Dailey's Cleveland.
office, Schneider said the lawyer ne- Several University of Michigan
gotiated with him for his services students have at various times been
and handed him his steamship ticket associated with the Players. Martha
for transportation to Spain. assciatt th laes. Math
Theflesadhquttewro Ellen Scott and Jack Nestle, both
fer said he quit the war to rmer students of Michigan, were
comply with President Roosevelt's with the original Old Globe Theatre
neutrality policy and that the Span-copn.AlnH deyadPu
ih ebssyi Pari advanced hi cmpany. wAllanlHandley and Paul
is fmashmeningadpayenthiofShowers were also with the com-
his fsalary home pending payment of pany at various times.
Italian Press Begins Sen. Byrd Hit

Press Sees UAW Victory
On National Agreement,
No SoleBargaining
History Made When
GM, Labor Agree
Major 'Battle Field' Now
Resides In Closed Shop
Throughout Nation
By RALPH W. HURD
DETROIT Jan. 15. - (Special to
The Daily)-A growing conviction
that the United Automobile Workers
will win a national agreement from
General Motors Corporation, that the
union probably will not achieve a
sole bargaining contract, and that
such a contract would not be ad-
visable even from the union's point of
view, was observed among labor au-
thorities and press correspondents
here today.
With the evacuation of sit-down
strikers from all General Motors
plants under way today, official ne-
gotiations will begin at 11 a.m. Mon-
day in General Motors headquarters
here.
The most significant development
of the conference Thursday in Lan-
sing, it is generally believed, is epi-
tomized in the following phrase,
taken from the General Motors let-
ter to Gov. Frank Murphy :
" will meet . . with the
representatives ofthe International
Union of United Automobile Workers
of America, for the purpose of col-
lective bargaining. "
In view of the consistent and tra-
ditional anti-union, policy widespread
in the automobile industry, this tacit
recognition of the UAW is of his-
torical importance.
With a national agreement con-
sidered inevitable by most observers,
the major "battle field" is the issue
of whether or not the union will be
recognized as the "sole bargaining
agency" for General Motors em-
ployes-one of the eight demands
listed by the union. Settlement of
the other demands, including speed-
up, 'minimum wages, working con-
(Continued on Page 2)
Toledo Gas Union
Ordered To Strike
TOLEDO, O., Jan. 15.-()-Mem-
bers of the Gas Employes' Union of
Toledo tonight received orders to
strike from their posts in the Ohio
Fuel Gas Co., and Northwestern Ohio
Natural Gas Co., plants here at mid-
night.
The strike order followed the
Union's rejection of a last-minute
counter-proposal offered by the com-
panies after several conferences.
Four men will be left to man the
two key stations of. the companies
here. They, too, will join the walk-
out at 6 a.m. Saturday. Picket lines
were being organized, but members
of the strike committee agreed that
a maximum of 24 out-of-town work-
ers would be permitted to enter the
plants.
This action the companies hoped
would avert an immediate shutoff of
the city's gas supply.

General Strike
Reports Show
Peace Trends
(By The Associated Press)
Employers and employes involved
in far-flung labor disputes quickened
their steps along the path toward
peace yesterday.,
Together, these three controversies
have resulted in the unemployment
of the great majority of the nation's
200,000 strike idle and have caused
wage and business losses estimated
at approximately $500,000,000.
These were among the major de-
velopments along the strike front:
1. Federal med4ator Ralph Lind
announced definite progress in ef-
forts to terminate a strike of 7,000.
workers at Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass
Company plants. Labor leader Phil-
ip Murray planned to confer with of-
ficials of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass,
Company today concerning the walk-
out of 6,000 unionists.
2. Secretary of Labor Perkins re-
ported progress in the moves to end
the maritime impasse on the West
Coast. Longshoremen's leader Harry
Bridges said: "We want the strike
ended." The New York unit of the
Maritime Engineers Beneficial Asso-
ciation supported the decision of na-.
tional officers to call off the strike
against American ships on the At-
lantic and Gulf Coasts.
3. Twenty-five hundred WPA
workers-from 25 states, their lead-
ers claimed-cried demands for more
relief jobs at higher pay while they
marched from the White House to
Capitol Hill in Washington.
4. Leaders of the Gas Employes'
Union of Toledo, O., ordered workers
in the Ohio Fuel Gas Co., and North-
western Ohio Natural Gas Co., plants
to strike at midnight. The order
followed the Union's rejection of a
counter proposal offered by the com-
panies after several conferences.
5. A score of men dumped a lum-
ber truck at Duluth, one of the cen-
ters of the strike of 3,500 lumberjacks
in Northern Minnesota,
6. Two hundred persons returned
to work at the Diamond Calk Horse-
shoe Company at Duluth after a
three-week strike.
7. The Boss Manufacturing Com-
pany and the Buckeye Glove Com-
pany at Toledo settled strikes in ef-
fect since Oct. 1 by granting a five
per cent wage increase.

AUTO LABOR AT A GLANCE
(By The Associated Press)
Truce prevails in General Mo-
tors strikes, negotiations for per-
manent settlenlent open Monday.
United Automobile Workers to
evacuate "sit-down" strikers from
plants by Sunday night; Corpora-
tion pledges not to reopen strike-
closed factories.
National Guardsmen at Flint,
scene of riots, receive orders for
gradual demobilization.
Approximately 115,000 idle Gen-
eral Motors workers watch situa-
tion for indication of when they
may resume jobs.
Strikes' cost to company and
employes set at close to $10,000,-
000.

National Guard Ordered
To Demobilize; GM May
Export Only
DETROIT, Jan. 15.-( )-A 15-day
day truce prevailed on the far-flung
General Motors automotive strike
front tonight, leaving for negotiators
the composition of widely-varying
viewpoints necessary for a permanent
settlement.
Conferences between officials of
the giant automobile concern and
leaders of the United Automobile
Workers of Americawill start Mon-
day, after "sit-down" strikers occupy-
ing corporation plants have vacated.
The agreement which removed
this obstacle to peace negotiations
provided that General Motors will
not try to reopen strike-closed plants,
nor will it remove equipment or ma-
terials "except for export."
Murphy Announces Truce
Governor Frank Murphy an-
nounced the truce at Lansing before
dawn today at the close of a 17-
hour conference in his offices to
which he had summoned William S.
Knudsen, executive vice-president of
General Motors, Homer Martin, U.A.-
W.A. president, and their associates.
In the wake of the truce today
were these developments:
Martin and Knudsen will meet
Saturday to arrange details of the
settlement conferences starting at
11 a.m. Monday in General Motors
offices,
The Union announced plans for a
brass band to lead "sit-downers" out
of plants at Anderson, Ind., De-
troit and Flint, Mich.
National Guardsmen 2,300 strong
quartered at Flint since rioting and
bloodshed outside a Fisher body
plant held by "sit-down" strikers
Monday, received orders for gradual
demobilization.
General Motors announced it would
open on a reduced basis, "in order
to alleviate distress," some plants
closed by parts shortages.
Union Victory
Varying reaction to the truce came
from the strikers engaged in "sit-
downs"talthough some hailed it as
a Union victory.
Martin, declaring the agreement
constituted recognition of the union,
hailed i as forming "a basis for real
collective bargaining." General Mo-
tors, pledging there will be "no dis-
crimination" against any employes
because of Union "affiliation, added
that "no rights of any workers not
represented by the union will be
prejudiced in any of the proposed
negotiations."
The eight Union demands, made
Jan. 4, on which the corporation and
labor representatives will bargain
Monday, are:
1. A "National conference" be-
tween company officials and U.A.-
W.A. leaders "to discuss and bargain
collectively between General Motors
and its employes."
2. Abolition of all "piece-work
systems of pay."
30-Hour Week
3. A 30-hour week, six-hour work
day and pay and a half for overtime.
4. Establishment of a "minimum
rate of pay commensurate with an
American standard of living."
5. Reinstatement of all employes
"unjustly discharged."
6. Seniority rights based upon
length of service.
7. Recognition of the U.A.W.A.
as the "sole bargaining agency" be-
tween General Motors and its em-
ployes.
8. Mutual agreement on speed of
production "by the management and
a union committee in all General
Motors plants."
At Flint, strikers who have held
their position in Fisher Body Plants
since Dec. 30 despite a street battle
with city police in which. 27 persons
were wounded, said they would do
"whatever the Union tells us to do."

Robert Travis, union organizer, said
nicket lines woihl d eetahished

-+Bargaining Starts Monday
When Knudsen, Martin
Meet In Lansing
Labor Hails Peace
As Union Victory

Anti-French tanpaigi
ROME, Jan. 15.--(AP)--The Italian
press began a campaign today against
Communist influence in France, rep-
resented as a bar to effective non-in-
tervention in the Spanish civil war.
Heralding the second day of Nazi
Col.-Gen.. Hermann Wilhelm Goer-
ing's conferences with Premier Mus-
solini, newspapers charged Spanish
frontier provinces in France are ruled
by Communists who refuse to obey
the Paris government.
Consequently, the newspapers con-
tended, any agreement signed by
France to keep out of the Spanish
conflict would meet with difficulty
in application-because of French
Communist desire to continue aid to
the Spanish Valencia government.

p.m. Jan. 25.
Members of both Houses plan to
attend the Washington ceremony as
well as Gov. Frank Murphy. Both
Speaker George A. Schroeder and
Lieutenant Governor Leo J. No-
wicki have manifested desire to -at-
tend.
The last opposition to the long ad-
journment faded following tentative
arbitration of the automobile work-
ers strike.
Before beginning its long leave
from Lansing, the Legislature re-
ceived a new grist of bills for con-
sideration on its return. Among
them were measures submitted by
Rep. Vernon J. Brown, Republican,
Mason, which would provide the ma-
chinery for a delinquent tax land
sale in May of 1938.
Vandenberg Attacks
rb . -. . A' . a ' nT A

Anti-Semitismn In Germany Seen
Without Satisfactory SQlution

Extending Loan
Power Of RfuC
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.-(/P)-
Senator Byrd (Demn.-Va.), who has
dedicated his life to lopping branches
off the spreading tree of government,
watched with vexation today while
the Senate gave a long lease of life
to one of the largest boughs.
Vainly, Byrd struggled to change
a resolution extending the lending
powers of the Reconstruction Finance
Corporation until June 30, 1939.
He argued for a one and a half-
year extension, contending that if the
RFC's life weoe prolonged further,
14 other lending bureaus would be
treated likewise. This, he said, would
mean a long delay for his cherished
plan to abolish some agencies, merge
others, and cut the cost.
But the Senate passed the admin-
istration resolution, with only Byrd
dissenting. Subsequently the House
Banking Committee also approved it.
Jesse H. Jones, chairman of the RFC,
which has lent billions to tide busi-
ness and financial institutions over
the depression, told the committee:
"We propose to make the RFC a
standby agency in case of need,"
Traffic Expert's Wife
Needs Help In Tie-Up
What the Worley family needs for
its traffic problem is an expert.
Mrs. John S. Worley, wife of the

Satisfactory adjustment of the
anti-semitism problem in present-day
Germany is virtually impossible, Prof.
Roy W. Sellars of the philosophy de-
partment said yesterday in an in-
terview on the development of anti-
semitism in Germany.
"In Europe," he said, "where tradi-
tions have been operating for cen-
turies and where the people are
sharply divided into classes-the
working class, middle class, and the
gentry-the Jews have always been
a target where crises have appeared.
And, as evidenced in Germany today,
they continue to be a target."
Professor Rellars nointed out that

ships, he pointed out, they were con-
stantly being attacked by those to
whom they loaned money. Inevi-
tably attitudes of uncertainty and
hostility manifested themselves, he
said. "So from the chief frictions,
economic and religious, the Jews
became a target conspicuous because
of sociological and psychological dif-
ferences. And since they have al-
ways been a minority group they
have always been relatively helpless.
"The Jews have through history
constituted a nation within a nation,
never becoming geographically lo-
cated, and never becoming complete-
ly isolated. However, there have al-

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By TUURE TENANDER
The training program for mu-
nicipal officials sponsored by the
University, the Michigan Municipal
League and the State Board of Vo-
cational Education will aid the men
who are actually working "in the
front line," James W. Parry, director
of the program, said yesterday.
"We are chiefly concerned with
getting a unified approach whereby
we shall be able to aid those men
who are doing the actual work," Mr.
Parry said. "We are not so interested
in the function of the scientists and'
students of municipal affairs. Lab-
oratory men may prepare reams of
statistics regarding the different

Managers Association and has
worked with a majority of the staff
heads of the American Municipal
Association.
The program which Mr. Parry is
heading intends, according to him, to
provide "in-service training" rather
than "pre-entry training." That is,
Mr. Parry explained, the emphasisl
will be placed upon training thosel
persons in the service rather than
those who plan to enter some branch
of municipal activity.
"We are not trying to go out into
the field and tell people how they
should perform their functions," hel
said, "but are going to cooperate withl
1 them and seek ,hir avice and heln

Municipal Official Training Plan
Will Assist 'Front Line Workers'

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