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An Open Letter
To The League ...
Police And
The Radio ...



Publicity Acts 5,000 Students Jam Auditorium Tech Defeats
Of G.M IAW 'Jo See Pontiac's Varsity Show; Varsitv 1-0


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Block Peace,
Roosevelt Says
Lewis Predicts Company
Will Bargain Eventually;
Tells Men To Sit Tight
Sloan Hits Lewis
Will To Dominate'
(By The Associated Press)
The Roosevelt administration, de-
manding an end to the war of words
between General Motors and strike
leaders, plans new maneuvers to end
automobile strike.
Despite President Roosevelt's state
ment deploring publicity tactics, John
L. Lewis and the big motor corpora-
tion attack each other again.
Lewis urges strikers to sit tight.
General Motors says "unlawful" oc-
cupation of plants by sit-down strik-
ers is the obstacle to peace.
One sit-down strike, involving the
Firestone Tire and Rubber plant at
Akron, O., ends.
(By The Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.-General
Motors and strike leaders assailed
each other in pullic statements to-
day soon after President Roosevelt
had suggested that publicity tactics
might be preventing a settlement of
the automobile strike.
Less than two hours after Mr.
Roosevelt said "there come moments
when statements, conversations and
headlines are not in order," Lewis
urged the Flint, Mich., sit-down
strikers to hold their ground.
Lewis Hits At Sloan
Lewis also said Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.,
General Motors president, "had asked
for it" and "let him take it." "Some
time, some place, somewhere," Lewis
added, Sloan would sit down with the
striking United Auto Workers and
bargain collectively.
Later in the day, Sloan, in New
York, issued a statement saying "the
unlawful occupation of our plants"
was the "obstacle to peaceful settle-
ment." He declared that a statement
Lewis issued last night "indicates
clearly his determined will to dom-
inate the industry and its workers by
illegality and force."
Despite these moves, the adminis-
tration quietly considered how it
could bring General Motors and
union representatives together for
peace negotiations.
President Blames Statements
Although both sides placed the is-
sue on the White House steps when
Secretary Perkins' negotiations with
them collapsed last night, Mr. Roose-
velt gave no indication he intended
to step in personally.
At his bi-weekly press conference,
his only statement was:
"I have no further news than you
have. Of course, I think that in the
interest of peace, there come mom-
ments when statements, conversa-
tions and headlines are not in order."
DETROIT, Jan. 22.-(P)--Wide-
spread idleness marked Deroit auto-
motive plants today as opposing lead-
ers in the General Motors strikes
headed back to their office here
after fruitless conferences in Wash-
More than 32,000 were out of work
in six General Motors plants here,
while an additional 50,000 Chrysler
Corporation employes had a one-day
lay-off because its four divisions were
unable to get glass supplies. The
Chrysler workers will go back to

work Monday.
At Flint, focal point of the Gen-
eral Motors strike because of the
barrier to negotiations presented by
the occupancy of two Fisher Body
plants by "sit-down" strikers, quiet
prevailed. The men held their posi-
tions in the plants for the 24th day.
Less Genius Seen
As Country's Need
The United States needs less of
genius and more of concerted effort,
Barclay Acheson, associate editor of.
the Reader's Digest, said yesterday at
a meeting sponsored by Kappa Tau
Alpha, honorary journalistic society,
in the Natural Science Auditorium.
Mr. Acheson cited the rise of social
justice from its first application to

Enthusiastic Crowd Enjoys dress, and the band, in yellow and
Novel Program;" Alumni blue regalia, filled the entire canvas
covered stage of the auditorium
Send In Telegrams where three microphones were set at
strategic points. Mr. Held sat at a
By JOSEPH FREEDMAN table in the center of the platform.
A capacity crowd of 5,000 student The auditorium was a "sell-out,"
and townspeople joined Michigan al- 600 persons being turnedraway at the
umni, 45,000 strong, and millions of gate to avoid standing room. Most
radio listeners yesterday in hearing of the seats were well filled one half
the first of a Pontiac sponsored series hour before the broadcast had be-
of broadcasts from leading universi- gun and doors were closed at 10:15
ties of the country. pm
"Whether you're a Michigan al- To the members of the audience,
umnus or not," John Held, Jr., mas- many of whom witnessed a radio.
ter of ceremonies, said in opening, broadcast for the first time, the event-
"once you've seen this ideal college was one 'of which the Universityc
town lying on the tops and slopes of could be proud. They responded wellc
a gentle hill, you'll always carry its to the hints of Albert G. Miller, NBC I
memory with you, and like everyone technician, who motioned to themI
else, some day you'll want to go for applause and laughter.!
back." Among the selections played by the
Reached Millions band were "Victors," "Men of thef
The program was broadcast over Maize and Blue," "Amparita Roca,"
69 stations of the Red Network of and the finale "The Yellow and the1
the National Broadcasting Company Blue," which the audience rendered
and two short wave stations. It is in swelling chorus. In the firsts
estimated that it reached an au- broadcast recital of the Bell Carillon,
dience of several million listeners. Wilmot F. Pratt, carillonneur playedi
The Glee Club resplendent in full the selections "All Through thei
_- Night," and "Flemish Dance."1

1,000 Fans Watch Clean
Game On Amphidrome
Ice At Houghton
Only 4 Penalties
Called On Sextets
HOUGHTON, Mich., Jan. 22.-{P)
-Michigan Tech defeated University
of Michigan, 1-0, tonight in the first
of a two-game hockey series to be
played on Amphidrome ice. The
second contest will be. played Satur-
day night.
One thousand fans saw one of the
fastest and cleanest college hockey
games ever played here, only four
penalties being called.
McCarthy, flashy Tech center,
started the game-winning play after
three and one-half minutes of play
in the first period. Taking the puck
in his defense territory, he stick-
handled his way over the University's
blue line and passed to Pekkala, tight
wing, who landed a pretty shot in the
far corner of the net as Goalie Wood
of the Wolverines was caught flat-
Tech played a strong defensive
game tonight to stop the fast-skating
Wolverines, led by Capt. Vic Heyliger,
a tricky stickhandler and accurate
shot. Heyliger was closely guarded
whenever he got within shooting dis-
tance. The sensational goal tend-
ing of Eddie Maki, acting Tech cap-
tain, was a big factor in the En-
gineers' victory.
Coach Ed Lowrey of the University
sent in five forwards in the last seven
minutes of play in a determined ef-
fort to even the count. For two of
the seven minutes Tech had a man
in the penalty box, but hard checking
and several circus saves by Maki
prevented a score.
Head gears were worn for the first
time in a hockey game here by the
(Continued on Page 3)

Regents Get
In New Gifts
$110,000 Anonymously
Given By Single Donor;
Will Reveal Name Soon
Fisher Will Direct
Extension Division
Gifts totaling $220,000 were ac-
cepted by the Board of Regents yes-
terday in its January meeting.
An anonymous gift of $110,000 for
purposes they described as "instruc-
tiohal" was accepted by the Board.
Donor and gift and its purpose will beI
revealed in the near future accord-
ing to Dr. Frank E. Robbins, assistant
to the President.
Charles A. Fisher, assistant direc-
tor of the University Extension Di-
vision, was appointed by the Regents
to become director of the division
upon the retirement of Dr. William D.
Henderson in June.

Ohio River Surges
High er;Thousands
Flee Flood Zones

13 Hearts In One Hand
Breaks Up Card Game
Confusion, breathless and then
very, very noisy, reigned at the Pi
Lambda Phi house as John Mitchell,
'39, opened up his bridge bid with
seven hearts, was doubled, redoubled,
and then laid 13 glistening hearts on
the table.


Street Liohts
Out As Chicago
Union Strikes
Members Seek Restoration
Of Depression Pay Cuts
To Electrical Workers
CHICAGO, Jan. 22.- (P) - Mayor
Edward J. Kelly, in conference with
electrical union officials, announced
at 10:45 o'clock (CST) tonight that
the electricians strike had been post-
poned until Monday when a confer-
ence with union and city officials
will be held. Street lights were im-
mediately restored.
CHICAGO, Jan. 22.-(/P)-A strike
of municipal electrical workers
plunged Chicago's streets into dark-
ness tonight, threatened serious traf-
fic tieups and endangered the city's
police and fire alarm systems.
Union members acted as their lead-
ers conferred with city officials, who
earlier had denied demands for res-
toration of depression pay cuts with
an explanation there was no money
Promptly at 8 p.m. (CST) street
lights were extinguished throughout
the city, excepting the park district.
Automatic traffic signals were
darkened and 38 of the city's 55
bridges across the Chicago River were
left raised.
Threats of a water shortage also
were foreseen by city officials, who
pointed out that at least one half of
the city's pumping stations are elec-
trically operated. The other half are
operated by steam.
Raising of the bridges threatened
one of the worst traffic tieups in
the city's history. Only five spans
leading into the Loop district re-
mained in operation and hundreds of
policemen were thrown into the dis-
trict to unravel the mixup.!
Kipke Denies
Giving Position
To Christensen
Harry G. Kipke, head football
coach, flatly denied last night the
statement in the Detroit Free Press
that he had offered the line coach
position here to George Washington
Christensen, Detroit Lions tackle.
Mr. Kipke said he "had not seen
Mr. Christensen and that he knows
nothing about it. No offer has been
made by me," he said.
The Associated Press quoted the
Free Press as saying that "it under-
stood that Christensen was offered
Mr. Kipke was rehired for another
year last Saturday and, according to
a statement given out by the Board
in Control of Physical Education,
given authority to pick his own line
The Free Press was the paper that
declared, shortly before announce-
ment of Mr. Kipke's renewed con-
tract, that the head football coach
would not be at Michigan another
ALBION, Jan. 22.-(P)-Five stu-

Telegrams Received
Dr. William D. Henderson, retiring
director of the University Extension
division and chairman of the com-
mittee in charge of the affair,
thanked President Ruthven, Pontiac
Motors Co. and the National Broad-
casting Co., for their cooperation in
bringing this honor to the campus.
Telegrams of congratulations were
received by President Ruthven, Mr.
Held, Prof. William D. Revelli, di-
rector of the band, and student or-
ganizations. One alumnus of the
class of '81 expressed thanks before
the broadcast at being able to hear
the achievement.
Skis, Toboggans
Polished To Use
Ann Arbor SnowU


Ann Arbor tucked itself in warm-
ly, peeped outside at the snow andi
said "fine weather," to a three and. e islators Act
one half inch precipitation which,
according to the weather prophet, For Settlement
will probably increase today.
Meanwhile, skiers and toboggan- OS
nets began, yesterday, to feel out Of Auto Strike
their trails along the Arboretum, j
polishing their equipment for the first DETROIT, Jan. 22--01)-Two De-
try of the season at snow sports. troit members of the legislature
The lowest temperature for the planned to press for swift action on
city, up until midnight, according to proposed legislation they described as
a report issued by the Observatory, intended to speed settlement of the
was 17 and the maximum 26 and one automobile strike.
half degrees above zero, Rep. John F. Hamilton said he
Throughout the nation, and main- would ask for quick committee action
ly in the west, abnormally cold in Lansing on his House resolution to
weather was reported, with faint in- authorize the state board of canvas-
dications of a possible rise in tem-. sers to conduct a secret poll of Gen-
perature tomorrow. Temperatures eral Motors employes. The poll
below zero were recorded at Duluth, would determine whether the strike
Edmonton, Green Bay, Minneapolis, has the support of a majority.
and Salt Lake City, with Winnipeg He explained that while the Na-
taking honors for an all day low of tional Labor Relations Board has
36 below. I -- ---1,. n


Bennett Appointed
Prof. Wells I. Bennett of the archi-
tecture college was appointed chair-
man of theaexecutive committeeof
the college, a position which he has
tentatively held since the formation
of the committee last June. Other
members of the executive committee
are former-Director Emil Lorch, Prof.
Walter W. J. Gores, Prof. Jean He-
brard and Prof. George M. McCon-
key, all of the architecture college.
Before coming to the University as
assistant director of the extension
division in 1926, Mr. Fisher had1
served as principal of the Hunting-
ton, Ind., high school, the Warsaw,
Ind., high school, the Benton Harbor
high school and the Kalamazoo high
school. In 1926 he was president of
the fourth district of the Michigans
State Teachers' Association.
Came In 1912
Professor Bennett came to the Uni-
versity in 1912, following his gradua-
tion from Syracuse University in
1911. He received his master's de-'
gree in 1916, was made associate pro-
fessor in 1927 and professor last June
when he was appointed tentative
chairman of the executive committee.
The Regents provided for the for-
mation of a Division of Extramural'
Purposes, which will act as an ad-
visory body to directors of the fol-
(Continued on Page 2)
Police Remove
Road Blockade
During Search
Hunt Continues For Two
Bandits Who Robbed
Bank InHold-Up
WILLIAMSTON, Mich., Jan. 22.-
()-The state police removed tonight
a road blockade intended to trap two
bandits who robbed the Crossman and
Williams State Bank here at noon.
Capt. Caesar J. Scavarda, in charge
of the third manhunt the state troop-
ers have staged this week, said he
believed the bandits were hiding in
the vicinity and that continuance of
the road blockade would be useless.
The usual road patrols had descrip-
tions of the overall-clad robbers and
the motorcar in which they escaped.
Scavarda said he believed they would
be adequate to cut off escape.
The police expressed the opinion
the men were experienced in bank
robbery, and not resident of the vicin-
ity. Scavarda suggested the men
wore overalls, hoping to escape
notice and to give police a false im-
pression that they were farmers. 01
L. D. Bisell, cashier of the bank,
estimated the bandits obtained $5,-
000, but said he could not give an ac-
curate total of the loot until a time
lock on .a compartment in the bank
vault opens Tuesday morning.
Bissell told police he and his as-
sistant, L. Dale Dunckel, were clos-
ing the bank at 12:05 p.m. because
of the funeral of George Kinne, Wil-
liamston resident, when the bandits
entered. One covered Dunckel and
Bissell from in front of the cashier's
cage while the second went behind
the counter.
The bandits forced the two bank
employes to lie on the floor while the
till was rifled. Then they compelled
Dunckel to open the safe. Currency
was scooped up in a sack. The set
time lock prevented opening of the

The odds, so the rather awestruck
communicant of The Daily said, are
about 500,000 to one or some such.
Pope Suffers
Two CollapAes;
Fresh Anxiety Expressed'
Over Pontiff's Condition
As Stimulants Fail
VATICAN CITY, Jan. 23.-(Satur-
day)-(AP)-Pope Pius, exhausted,'
slept fitfully early today, Vatican
sources said.
Two periods of prostration late yes-
terday left the 79-year-old Pontiff
speechless and motionless for half
an hour, they said.
The attacks inspired fresh anxiety
over his Holiness' condition, already
weakened by the strain on his heart
engendered by constant, intense pain.
Stimulant Ineffective
The problem of the HolyFather's
care was made particularly difficult,
Vatican informants said, because in-
jections of stimulants prescribed by
his physician no longer have their
original effectiveness.
It was said the pain in the Pope's
legs has become so acute he can no
longer bear the weight of. his bed-
clothes. These are now supported on
a fire frame. The condition of his
right arm was said to be almost as
painful as that of his legs.
The aged Holy Father longed to
leave the Vatican apartment where
he has suffered so much and to seek
the warm sunshine flooding the near-
by courtyard-but it may never be
Pontiff Receives Assessor
Earlier in the day His Holiness
was well enough to be transferred to
his wheeled divan and moved into
his salon where he received Mon-
signor Alfredo Ottaviana, assessor of
the Holy Office.
When Ottaviana congratulated
him on leaving his bedroom, the Pope
said he wished he were strong enough
to move into the courtyard sunshine.
During the day the Pontiff observed
the 15th anniversary of the death of
his predecessor, Benedict XV, who
made the present Pope both an arch-
bishop and a cardinal. The Pontiff
said special prayers from his sickbed
while a solemn requiem mass was
celebrated in the Sistine chapel.
Murphy Acts
To Meet State
Finance Crisis
LANSING, Jan. 22.-(,P)-Governor
Murphy moved today to meet "an
emergency condition" in state finan-
Norman H. Hill, Governor Mur-
phy's executive secretary, notified
state officials over the governor's
signature there would be a conference
Monday which the governor wished
them to attend.
The notices were sent to all mem-
bers of the state administrative board,
chairmen of the ways and means
committee of the House and the Sen-
ate finance committee, the speaker
and Lieutenant Governor Leo J.
Nowicki, and to the House and Senate
floor leaders.
State Treasurer Theodore I. Fry
explained the most immediate need
is a legislative appropriation to aug-
ment the 1935 appropriation for old
age assistance. He said money must
be made available before Feb. 2 to
meet old age assistance grants for
the next quarter from the Social Se-

Aid Rushed To 140,000
H o m ele s s; Cincinnati
Area Evacuated
Water Threatens
Half Of Louisville
Trucks And Wagons Help
Speed Exodus; Crest
Reachs 71.1 Feet
(By The Associated Press)
CINCINNATI-Ohio River surges
beyond record crest of 71.1 feet set
53 years ago, sending at least 33,500
refugees from metropolitan area.
Louisville-Almost half of city
threatened with submersion as Ohio
reaches history making crest of 48
feet. Twelve hundred families driv-
en from Frankfort.
Wheeling, W. Va.-Trucks and
wagons attempt evacuation of 20,000
residents before rising Ohio River.
Pittsburgh - "Golden Triangle"
partly flooded Again by three rivers;
crest of 33 feet feared.
Portsmouth, 0.-Half of city in-
undated, with gas supply threatened;
18,000 leave homes.
Washington-President Roosevelt
directs his cabinet officers to cooper-
ate with the Red Cross to aid more
than 120,000 refugees. Coast Guard
sends 47 boats and two planes to
inundated areas,
St. Louis-Sleet storm whipping
across southern Illinois and Missouri
increases distress of refugees. Shaw-
neetown, Ill., facing worst flood since
1913, isolated.
(By The Associated Press
Flood waters pouringover the Mid-
West took a staggering toll yeterday
At least 150,000 persons were home-
Property damage soared into many
millions of dollars.
Thousands were made idle when
hundreds of factories were forced to
suspend operations.
Relief agencies were taxed to the
limit. Admiral Cary T. Grayson;
chairman of the Red Cross, appealed
to the nation to raise a $2,000,000
fund to care for 270,000 persons
either homeless or in need of relief.
The ever widening Ohio rose be-
yond the historic 71.1 foot mark at
Cincinnati and licked up to 48 feet
at Louisville-exceeding all previous
recorded crests at both cities.
Half of Louisville was menaced by
icy waters. The "greatest flood on
record" was predicted for Cincinnati
and the lower Ohio River points by
Meteorologist W. C. Devereaux.
Overflow Invades Towns
The glutted Mississippi swelled to-
ward unprecedented levels between
Cairo, Ill., and New Madrid, Mo.
Flood danger spread to 12 states-
reaching a scope nearly equal to the
$300,000 flood disaster in 13 states
last March.
Food, fuel and supplies were rushed
to the stricken centers by plane, train
and boat. The Red Cross expanded
its activities, it opened six new disas-
ter headquarters as calls for medicine
to combat sickness multiplied. More
National Guardsmen were hurried to
duty. The works progress adminis-
tration assigned 8,000 men to relief
and rescue work. The coast guard
sent 47 boats to the submerged sec-
tors and prepared to ship more.
Failure of water-logged equipment
in utility plants plunged more than
a score of communities into darkness.
Many factories suspended operations.
Flood-bound business houses were
Officials estimated between 33,500
and 36,500 were homeless in the Cin-
cinnati metropolitan district. Electric
service was imperilled. Firemen

waded in water up to their arm pits
to save a railroad shop from flames.
Five persons, screaming for help,
were washed down the Ohio in a
Food, Aid Rushed
Eighteen thousand residents of
Portsmouth, Ohio, and its suburbs
were forced from their homes. Muddy
waters spilled over half the city. They
reached a depth of 10 feet in some
The overflow crept upward in oth-
er Ohio towns-including New Rich-

Restaurant Robbers
Foiled By Cashier'
Four men picked the lock on a
baffle board and tried to escape with
the machine's cash box yesterdayt
noon at the College Inn, 308 S. State'
As the thieves were leaving with
the cash, Mrs. La Liene Heald, cash-
ier of the restaurant, noticed them.
She ran to the door and would not
let them out. The four men pushed I
her aside, dropped the cash box and
fled towards Ypsilanti in a. car with
an Illinois license plate
Police were called and trailed the
thieves, but were unable to find them.

power to conduct such a plebiscite, it
can do so only on petition of union
workers. The United Automobile
Workers, the union supporting the
strike, has made no such request.
Rep. Joseph C. Murphy said he had
assurance from Joseph F. Martin of
the House labor committee that the
committee is ready to report at "any
time" on his bill. This asks for the
creation of a board of mediation in
the state department of labor to con-
duct hearings and determine facts in
labor disputes.
Although all the tickets for the
J-Hop have been sold, there is a
possibility that more will be available
Monday, Louis Hoffman, general
chairman, announced last night.

Spanish University Students Are
Not Radicals, Prof. Aiton Claims,

The university students of Spain
are not radicals, declared Prof. Ar-
thur S. Aiton of the history depart-
ment in an interview yesterday.
"The great majority of the stu-
dents are Republicans coming, for
the most part, from families of the
upper strata," he said, "although,
since the revolution of 1931 there has
been a noteworthy influx from the
middle class."
"It is true," Professor Aiton said,
"that the students are very earnest
about their politics, much more ear-
nest, for instance, than most of the
American college youth. However,

the civil service. And yet the cul-
tural background of the Spaniard
seems far superior to the American
student's. Oddly enough" he con-
tinued, "it is in the specialized fields
'hat the American excels."
"Besides a well-rounded reading
knowledge," Professor Aiton said,
"the educated Spaniard speaks and
uses French fluently in his everyday
conversation. "The American trav-
eler is oft times much surprised to
hear the university students making
glib use of common American slang
expressions," he said. "'Okay' for in-
stance has become a campus and
even a national expression."

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