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The Weather
Increasing cloudiness with
rising temperature, snow by
late afternoon or night.


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Eight Miles From Madrid.



O.S.U.'s Speedy

Martin, Knudsen Give Positions
Of Union And G.M.C. In Strike

Upsets Vars ity
Cagers, 37-32
8,000 See Gee Score 13
Points As Earl Thomas
Sinks 11 For Ohio
Michigan Now Fifth
In Conference Race
For the second time this year speed
defeated Michigan's trump card
height, as a surprisingly "hot" Ohio
State basketball team upset the Var-
sity five, 37 to 32, last night at Yost
Field House.
A near capacity crowd of 8,000, the
seasons largest, saw the Buckeyes
find the basket from far out on the
floor whenever the Wolverines closed
the slim margin that always separat-
ed the two teams. At no point in
the ball game did the Bucks get ahead
more than seven points.
Gee Plays Fine Game
Capt. Johnny Gee played the finest
basketball of his career as he con-
nected for 13 points. The big Wol-
verine center played a nice floor, al-
though he had trouble on the jump,
and literally kept Michigan in the
ball game in the second half as he
made nine of the 15 points that the
Varsity collected.
Earl Thomas, the O.S.U. center, on
the other hand, showed up well hit-
ting under the basket. and from the
field for 11 points and taking the tip
from Gee at times. Thomas man-
aged to steal the tip, however, large-
ly because he was jumping from out-
side the circle illegally, and this was
so obvious that even the officials
couldn't ignore it on occasions.
Bucks' Guards Star
The Ohio State guards, Capt. Tippy
Dye and Johnny Raudabaugh, were
the backbone of the Bucks offense as
they broke through on fast breaks and
Ait longs whenever they were needed.
Defensively they were on their toes
picking up every loose ball within
their reach and holding the Michi-
gan backline out of the blocking plays
Jake Townsend played his usual
expert floor game, passing for bas-
kets and ballhawking at every op-
portunity, but he could not hit the
basket, making only four points.
The Michigan backline of Herm
(Continued on Page 7)
Legislature To
Gather Tuesday
F or Centenary
LANSING, Jan. 23. -(W)- The
State Legislature will convene in
joint session Tuesday for a special
program commemorating the 100th
anniversary of Michigan's acceptance
into the Union.
The state's newest legislature,
when the last word of oratory is
heard and the last anthem of Tues-
day's program is sung, will, return to
the consideration of problems strik-.
ingly similar to those which engaged
its predecessor 100 years ago.
On of the major problems of the
1937 legislature is codification and
revision of banking laws. The 100-
year-old tax delinquency, as hale and
hearty as ever but now more compli-
cated, has returned to haunt the law-
But the true picture of the growth
of Michigan in the 100 years inter-I

vening between the two legislatures
can best be drawn by a comparison
of the budgets of the two sessions.
The present legislature has re-
ceivd from the budget director the
outline for appropriations totaling
nearly $200,000,000 for the next fiscal
When the 1837 legislature met on
Jan. 2, it received from Governor
Mason a report that expenditures for
the previous year were $50,301.68.
Governor Mason added that $27,-
130.68 remained in the treasury.
Benoit To Be Taken'
To Police Show-Up
DETROIT, Jan. 23.- (P) -Alcide
(Frenchy) Benoit, sentenced to life
imprisonment at hard labor for the
murder of state trooper Richards F.
Hammond, will be brought to Detroit
tomorrow to face a police show-up.
With Benoit will be John H. Smith,
sentenced to 15 to 30 years for the
kidnaping of Fred Williams, Detroit

(By The Associated Press)
Homer Martin, .president of the
United Automobile Workers of Amer-
ica, asserted in Toledo, O., that "only
a real change in the policies of Gen-
eral Motors will bring peace, either
temporary or permanent."
He was replying to a statement is-
sued yesterday by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.
president of General Motors, avowing
the company's desire to return it
automotive employs to work, and it
willingness to open negotiations with
the U.A.W.A. as soon as striker-
occupied plants at Flint are evacu-
'I"Mr. Sloan complains about the
illegal occupation of the plants by the
sit-down strikers," Martin said. "I
would like to remind Mr. Sloan that
49 years ago it was illegal to call a
strike; it was illegal to walk in a
picket line, and in my opinion Mr.
Sloan would make it illegal today if
he could do so."
"We know that every worker wants
to get back to work," Martin contin-
ued, "but we are not willing to have
peace at any price - not at Wall
Street's terms - and we know that
he workers feel just that way about
Reiterating his charge that evacu-
ation of the striker-held plants in
Flint was deferred last Sunday be-
cause of a "stupendous and dastardly
double cross" by General Motors,
Martin said:
"If Mr. Sloan and his associates
wish to settle this matter as he says,
let them meet with us now, without
further delay or equivocation Let
them come without the shadow of a
Idouble cross."
Band Will Give
Initial Concert
At 4:30_Today
Revelli To Conduct II Hill
Auditorium; Three Bach
Pieces To BePlayed
The 80-piece University concert
band, directed by Prof. William D.
Revelli, will present its first con-
cert of the year at 4:30 p.m. today
in Hill Auditorium. No admission
fee will be charged.
The program is made up of seven
numbers. The first is devoted to
Johann Sebastian Bach's "Come
Sweet Death," "Siciliano and Jesu,"
"Joy of Man's Desiring." Although
these were originally conceived for
the organ, they have been adapted
for use of the concert band.
The second is an overture, "Spring-
time," by Erik W. G. Leidzen. This
was composed during the past year
and has recently been chosen as a
concert number for the National
Sand Contests.
Donald Marrs, '40SM, will present
a euphonium solo, "Beautiful Col-
orado" by Joseph DeLuca. This
number was often featured by Sou-
sa's band on its extensive tours.
Fourth is a group of Rudolph Friml's
favorites, aranged by Ferde Grofe.
"Sunday Morning at Glion," by F.
R. Bendel, is one of the numbers
from a suite of piano pieces under
the general title of "By the Lake at
Geneva" and has also been aranged
for the entire concert band.
The sixth number, "Deep Purple,"
is by Peter DeRose. It includes all
of the many colors the modern con-
cert band affords. Edwin Franco
Goldman's grand march, "Univer,
sity," will close the progarm.
Adelphi Nominates
New Club Officers
Adelphi, campus forensic society,
has nominated officers for the next
semester, Bruce Johnson, '38, speak-

er, said yesterday.
Howard Meyers, '37, and Dragon
Mitrovich, '38, are the nominees for
speaker, he said. For clerk Jack Ses-
sions, '40, and Tom Van Sluyers, '39L,
have been nominated. Walter A.
Crow, '38, Saul Ziff, '39, and John
Stoner, '38, are the candidates for
treasurer, while Victor A. Weiport,
'39L, was nominated and unanimous-
ly elected to office as sergeant at
arms. The latter member, Johnson
said, has held every office in the club,
having been twice speaker.
Since its inception it has been tra-
dition for the victorious candidates
to treat the whole club to a round of
schnapps and pretzels, so that no-
body really loses in the elections,
Johnson added.
Johnson himself retires this semes-
ter from the speakership, which he
has held for the past two semesters.

DETROIT, Jan. 23.-(/P)-William
S. Knudsen, executive vice-president
of General Motors Corporation reit-
erated in a press conference today the
Corporation's willingness to negotiate
with the United Automobile Workers
of America as soon as sit down strik-
ers vacate Fisher Body plants in
"The strike," he said, "is an issue
between property rights and no
property rights. The minute the men
leave the plants we will talk to them
about anything. But as long as
they are in our plants we won't be-
cause we don't think it is right. We
think anybody else in the United
States would feel the same way about
Knudsen said he returned from
Washington mainly to see if partial
resumption of operations could be
effected in plants forced to close be-
cause of the strike. "Of course," he
said, "we can't start up on a 100 per
cent basis. But we can start on a
limited basis."
Knudsen said that 95,000 General
Motors employes now are out of work
on account of the strike, in addition
to 31,000 out of work in plants that
are on strike. He added that 108,000
General Motors employes are work-
ing, including office workers.
"We may be able to give these 95,-
000 each a couple of days work a
week," he said. "It all depends on
whether we can handle the stuff these
people are going to make. You know
an automobile takes a ton and a half
of material and you have to have
some place to put it."
He made it clear no attempt would
be made to operate any plant in
which workers are on strike.
The present payroll with 108,000
working, Knudsen said, is about
$756,000 a day. He explained that
the 126,000 out of work would nor-
mally earn about $882,000 a day,
and added that he hoped to increase
the daily payroll to around $1,100,-
Of the effect of the shut-downs on
industry as a whole, he said:
"Every automobile takes a ton and
a half of material and that is spread
over practically every state in the
Union in some form or other. Conse-
quently when you take out of the pic-
ture eight or ten thousand cars a
day, that is 15,000 tons of material
that is not being used. This includes
metal, rubber, cotton, leather, tex-
tiles-all these things are affected
immediately in large quantities."
Work To tart
In Construction
of Dormitories
Two Units Will House 122
Men; Sept. 1 Set As Date
For Completion
The H. B. Culbertson Co., Detroit,
selected as contractor for the two
men's dormitory units on Madison St.
by the Regents in their Friday meet-
ing, will begin construction of the
units immediately, President Ruthven
announced yesterday.
The $185,000 construction of the
two units, which will run adjacent
to the Union, must be finished by
Sept. 1 according to the terms of the
contract, President Ruthven said.
The dormitory units, which are
being financed by an issuance of cer-
tificates, will together house about
122 men. Issuance of the certificates,
the same plan as used in financing
Mosher-Jordan Halls, was voted by
the Regents Dec. 12 in Detroit and
announced two days later.
The construction of the units will
necessitate the destruction only of

one rooming house at 517 E. Madison
St., housing 7 students who, accord-
ing to Mrs. F. Belle Fitzgerald, own-
er of the house, have already moved.
Mrs. Simpson Told
To AvoidEngland
CANNES, France, Jan. 23.-(A)-
Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson ad-
vised by the Scotland Yard detectives
who guarded her during her first
weeks at Cannes not to return to
The detectives, assigned to her be-
cause of their experience in guarding
high personages and their knowledge
of the ways of cranks, told her that
only by keeping out of Britain can
she have absolute security.
There is no possibility of a popular
demonstration against her-the Brit-

Company May
Partially Open
Auto Factories
GM Plans Involve 'Couple
Of Days Work A Week'
For 95,000_Einployes
Perkins Reports
'Favorable Signs'
(By The Associated Press)
Secretary Perkins reports "favor-
able signs" in automotive strike ne-
gotiations; says she may invite John
L. Lewis, General Motors, to peace
William S. Knudsen, G.M. vice-
president, says next step up to union;
announces some plants will reopen
Homer Martin, United Automobile
Workers president, says strike could
be settled in 24 hours.
Governor Frank Murphy, active in
conciliation efforts, returns from
fruitless Washington conference and
withholds comment.
General Motors announces total
idle now 125,613.
George E. Boysen, president of the
Flint Alliance, announces mass meet-
ing Tuesday to map "Program of
Action" to put men back to work.
National Guardsmen remain in
background as strikers keep positions
in two Flint, Mich., Fisher Body
DETROIT, Jan. 23 -()- General
Motors Corporation announced plans
tonight for partial reopening Tuesday
of some of its plants closed by strikes
which have thrown 125,000 of the
corporation's wage-earners out of
The plans involve a "couple of days
work a week" for 95,000 idle employes
in factories closed by the paralyzing
effects of strikes in other corporation
units. The partial resumption, it was
estimated, would provide a payroll
increase of approximately $344,000
Perkins To Renew Efforts
Secretary Perkins indicated at
Washington there may be renewal of
Federal Labor Department efforts to
bring Corporation officials and John
L. Lewis, chairman of the Committee
for Industrial Organization, together
across a conference table. Such ef-
forts failed at the capital this week,
but the Secretary said today there
"again are favorable signs" pointinig
toward an agreement to negotiate.
Homer Martin, U.A.W.A. president
who returned here for a few hours
before leaving for Toledo, contended
that if the Corporation would "get
down to collective bargaining, we can
settle this strike and the men can be
back at work in 24 hours."
Martin Goes To Toledo
Martin said he would confer at
Toledo with Glen McCabe, president
of the Federation of Flat Glass Work-
ers, concerning settlement of the
Libbey-Owens-Ford glass strike. The
Federation also is a C.I.O. union.
Secretary Perkins at Washington
said her efforts were directed toward
DETROIT, Jan. 23. -()- Pub-
lished reports that General Motors
Corporation planned to use its new
heavy - stamping plant in Grand
Rapids to bridge the gap caused by
strikes in Fisher Body plants at
Cleveland and Flint brought a denial
from a General Motors official to-
"The Cleveland Fisher plant makes
half of the stampings for Chevrolet

bodies," this official said. "Dies for
those stampings are not in Grand
Rapids, so the solution of the prob-
lem does not lie there."
re - establishment of negotiations,
scheduled for last Monday under a
truce arranged by Governor Frank
Murphy but never started after
charges by both sides that the agree-
ment had been violated. Murphy
came to Detroit today but made no
comment on the strike deadlock.
General Motors announced that
125,613 of its employes, scattered
through 50 plants in 25 cities, now
were idle as a result of the strikes.
Production lines in all of the Corpor-
ation's automotive divisions have
been affected.
Remove Nudes On Wall
For The President's Ball
DETROIT, Jan. 23. -(P)- Wall
panels painted by members of De-
troit's Scarab Club are quite alright,
for the Scarab Club ball - but not
for the President's Birthday Ball


Give Recital Here

Snow And Hunger
Assail 300,000 As
Flood Area Grows

*. * *
Choral Series
Brings Recital
By Piatigorsky
Famed Violoncellist Here
For Second Appearance
At Public Demand
Gregor Piatigorsky, famed Russian
violoncellist, will be heard in the
eighth Choral Union concert of the
current series at 8:15 p.m. tomorrow
in Hill Auditorium, in his second ap-
pearance before an Ann Arbor au-
Piatigorsky first played in recital
in Hill Auditorium in 1934. He has
been brought here this year, it was
explained, because of insistent de-
mand for his reappearance. The
violoncellist has performed with most
of the outstanding symphonies in this
Born in Russia in 1903, Piatigorsky
early became proficient in his pro-
fession, and at the age of 15 was
elected first violoncellist of the Im-
perial Opera at Moscow. Later he.
won in competition the position of
first violoncellist in the Berlin Phil-
harmonic Orchestra under Furt-
waengler. Following this he devoted
himself entirely to guest and concert
,The selections Piatigorsky has
chosen for his recital include:
Sonata in C minor (18th century-
after a manuscript from the private
library of the king of Saxony) in-
cluding Adagio, Allegretto Grazioso,
Siciliano, and Allegro Deciso; Beeth-
oven: Sonata in A major, Op. 69, in-
cluding Allegro, Scherzo, and Ada-
Francoeur: Sonata including Ada-
gio, Gavotte, and Vivo; Ravel: Tzi-
gane; Weber: Largo and Rondo;
Chopin: Nocturne in C-sharp minor;
and de Falla: Dance of Terror.
Japan's Cabinet
11sted By Diet
For First Time
TOKYO, Jan. 23. -(P)- The Jap-
anese cabinet fell today before the
bitter attacks of a Parliament
aroused against apparent army ef-
forts to sponsor a militarist or fascist
type of government.
For the first time in the history of
the Diet, the House of Representa-
tives succeeded in ousting a govern-.
ment unable to reach a compromise
between the military and the oppos-
ing political parties.
After a tense 20-minute session,
Premier Koki Hirota tendered to the
Emperor the collective resignation of
the 320-day old cabinet.
His Majesty commanded Hirota to
carry on temporarily, pending selec-
tion of a new cabinet. During that
time the Diet will remain suspended.
This new government, many be-
lieved, would follow army insistence
and be an outright militaristic cabi-
net from which all party elements
would be excluded.
Political parties were championing
a coalition government, dominated by
Diet Parliament' members but in-
cluding representatives of Japanese
bureaucracy, one army man and one
navy official, the latter two being
imperative under the existing im-
perial ordinance.
Naval participants in the political
fight were lined up apparently with

party leaders rather than with the
Final decision, it appeared, rested
with the Emperor who was said to be
depending upon the representations
of veteran statesmen and close ad-'

State Bar To Seek
Non-Political Judges
LANSING, Jan. 23.-() -The
Board of Commissioners of the state
bar launched a campaign tonight to
remove the selection of circuit judges
and Supreme Court justices from po-
litical campaigns.
Roscoe O. Bonisteel, of Ann Arbor,
the bar president, announced the
governing board has agreed to spon-
sor proposed constitutional amend-
ments which would permit the selec-
tion of candidates for the circuit and
supreme bench by a state judicial
commission, with final appointment
by the Governor.
The constitutional revision would
creates a nine member judicial corn-
mission of which the state bar would
choose three members, the Governor
three lay members, and the Supreme
Court, state circuit judges and state
probate judges one each.
Sermons Vary
From Politics
To Personality
Lemon To Talk On 'Fromn
God To God'; Blakeman
Will Be GuestSpeaker
Topics ranging from the subject
of politics to personality will be pre-
sented today to church and stu-
dent groups' by ministers and pro-
fessors of the University.
"From God to God" is the topic.
which the Rev. Dr. W. P. Lemon has
chosen for his sermon today at 10:45
a.m. At 4:30 p.m. Dr. Lemon will
give the second lecture in his current
course on the "Faith of a Practical
Christian" with a talk entitled "How
Can the Bible Be Made Real." Dr.
E. W. Blakeman, religious counselor
of the University, will be the guest
speaker at the regular meeting of the
Westminster Guild at 6:30 p.m. Dr.
Blakeman will speak on "Religion
and Personal Adjustment."
Prof. Leroy Waterman will give
the second lecture in a course on stu-
dent conflicts and problems with the
topic "Adjustment to Divine Provi-
dence" at 6:15 p.m. at the FirstBap-
tist church.
At Harris Hall, Prof. Paul H. Cun-
cannon will speak on "Education for
Statesmanship" at 7 p.m.
"Personality Detours" will be the
subject for discussion at the 6:30 p.m.
meeting of the Church of Christ,
continuing the series of "Pathways
to Personality."
The Rev. H. P. Marley will speak
on a "Duologue for Religion" at the
5 p.m. twilight service of the Uni-
tarian church. Prof. Preston E.
James of the geography department
will deliver a lecture on the "Pan-
American Conference" to the Liberal
Students' Union at 7:30 p.m.
"The American Friends' Service
Work Camps" will be the subject for
discussion by the Ann Arbor Friends,
who will meet in the League at 5 p.m.
The Rev. Allison Ray Heaps will
have for the topic of his sermon at
the 10:45 a.m. service the subject
"Duty Is Not Enough."
Union Member
Admits Acting
As A Paid Spy
DETROIT, Jan. 23 --(P)- Richard
Frankensteen, organizational direc-I
tor of the United Automobile Work-i
ers of America, announced tonight)
that the recording secretary of the

Graham-Paige local had admitted
engaging in espionage.
Frankensteen said the secretary,
Roy Williams, had signed a state-
ment saying he had been "in the em-
ploy of Corporation Auxiliaries Cor-
poration as an espionage operative"
for three years, and that he made
daily reports to that company on
union activities. Frankensteen said
Williams told him he received $50
a month for his reports.
Frankensteen will leave Monday
for Washington to testify before the
Senate committee on civil liberties

24 Deaths Are Reported
As Red Cross, Feder4t
Agencies Rush Aid
High Waters Strike
Ohio Valley Cities
Property Loss Estimated
At Ten Millions In Ohio;
11 States Affected
(By The Associated Press)
WASHINGTON - President ap-
peals for $2,000,000 to succorhnearly
1 300,000 homeless in flooded Ohio and
Mississippi river valleys.
CINCINNATI-Ohio River reaches
unprecedented stage of 72.8 feet, with
$5,000,000 damage'forecast, 11 square
miles of city inundated.
thousand refugees watch water flow
deep through city streets; acute
shortage of food.
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Reformatory
evacuates 2,900 prisoners after 24
attempt escape by swimming; all but
one recaptured.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Several sqare
miles of city under water; 6,000
homeless; theaters, schools closed.
CHICAGO, Jan. 23.-(1)-Cold,
hunger, snow and disease plagued
nearly 300,000 refugees driven from
their homes by icy Waters today.
Twenty-four deaths were counted as
a record smashing flood cut an ever
widening swath through the lower
Ohio valley and the menacing Mis-
sissippi burst through its levees.
Property losses-estimated at ap-
proximately $10,000,000 in Ohio alone
-increased apace. Damage in Ar-
kansas, officials feared, would reach
$13,000,000. Eleven other states
were affected.
Roosevelt Asks Fund
President Roosevelt issued a proc-
lamation asking the nation to con-
tribute $2,000,000 for the relief of the
homeless. He ordered Federal agen-
cies to lend their -fullest assistance.
Spurred by pleas for aid mercy
trains, boats, trucks and planes sped
food, fuel, medicine and bedding to
the inundated areas. Some 20,000
WPA workers were rushed to flood
centers. Midwestern directors were
ready to assign 50,000 more to help
the growing army of men, women and
children forced to evacuate in snow,
sleet and freezing temperatures.
Drinking Water Scarce
Scores of communities were with-
out heat, gas or light. A drinking
water shortage developed. Pneu-
monia and influenza were reported
rife in several stricken towns. Many
communities were isolated. Hundreds
of householders were marooned.
"Shoot down looters," officials or-
dered police and National Guards-
men patrolling flooded districts.
Fire danger heightened the ten-
sion at Cincinnati. The Ohio ascend-
ed to the unprecedented level of 72.8
feet there. Millions of gallons of
gasoline leaked from huge storage
tanks and spread across three miles
of the Millreek bottoms. Approxi-
mately one seventh of the city-more
than 10 square miles-was inundated.
A grocery guard shot a Negro prowl-
er there. Damage of $5,000,000 was
Snow Besets Towns
Twenty thousand of the 70,000
residents of the Portsmouth, Ohio,
area were homeless as four inches of
snow fell. Water there reached a
depth of 11 feet. Two National Guard
trucks brought provender but the
food and milk shortage was acute. A
Red Cross train was loaded at Colum-
bus with supplies for Portsmouth,
where losses were calculated at $1,-
000,000. Men, women and children,
leaning from second story windows,
begged to be rescued.

Snow beset other flooded Ohio
More than 75,000 were forced to
(Continued on Page 3)
Committee Passes
F.D.R..'s Relief Bill
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.-()P)-
Some Representatives said tonight
that President Roosevelt's $790,000;-
000 relief request won the approval
of a House appropriations sub-com-
mittee this afternoon.

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