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Generally fair and colder.





Chrysler Petition
Deferred; 75,000
Workers Now Idle,

Murphy Calls For Labor
Conferences; Asks For
'Orderly Solution'
Court Proceedings
PicketedBy Union
New Legal Program May
Be Outlined By Murphy;
Prof. Stason Invited
DETROIT, March 13.-()-The
union whose members have occupied
Chrysler automobile plants for six
days trying to enforce demands for
exclusive bargaining rights for 60,-
000 workers, opposed in a picket-
surrounded circuit court hearing to-
day the issuance of an injunction to
evict them.
Judge Allan Campbell, who asked
union counsel what assurance there
was that an injuction writ "will be
obeyed," deferred decision on the
Chrysler petition until Monday morn-
Governor Frank Murphy of Mich-
igan, whose mediation aided in ob-
taining a cessation of the General
Motors strike, called today for two
conferences next week to develop an
"orderly way of dealing with" labor
Murphy invited 20 persons repre-
senting "the general public as well
as employer and employe organiza-
tions" to meet with him at Detroit
Wednesday to evolve a program of
action "acceptable to all elements"
in the labor sitation.
Among those invited is Prof. Blythe
Stason of the Law School, who is re-
garded as an expert on labor legis-1
lation. One basis of the rumor that
a new legal program might be out-
lined by Governor Murphy was the
inclusion of Prof. Stason on the
In calling.the. conference for next
Wednesday, Governor Murphy re-
ferred to pending "and threatened'
labor troubles. He did not indicate
what was "threatened" but Detroit
has seethed with rumors for many
days, the most common being a pos-
sible strike of truck drivers and a
suspension of work by platform work-
ers of the local traction system. 1
Two Awards
Will Be Given
To Graduates
$500 Felowships Offered
By Elliot Memorial Fund,
Monroe Alumnae Council
Two $500 fellowships for graduate
study to be used during the academic
year of 1937-38 will be given by the
University alumnae to any woman
with an A.B. degree from an accred-
ited college or university, Mrs. Lucille
B. Conger, executive alumnae secre-
tary, announced yesterday.
Applications may now be obtained
at the office of the Dean of Women
and should be filed, Mrs. Conger said,
before April 9 in the same office. A
Michigan graduate may use the fel-
lowship for study on any campus
she may select, either in the United
States or abroad, Mrs. Conger stated,
adding that to a graduate of an-
other school it will be available only
for work at Michigan.
The Lucy Elliott Fellowship is made
possible through an endowment fund
which has been established by the
alumnae as a memorial to Lucy El-
liott, '03,9who got her doctor's de-
gree in 1920.
The second fellowship, the Mon-
roe-Alumnae Council Fellowship, is
named after the Michigan Alumnae
group at Monroe that contributed
$300 toward the award. The re-
mainder has been furnished, Mrs.

Conger said, by the Council.
Applicants will be judged by Dean
Clarence S. Yoakum of the Graduate
School, Miss Alice C. Lloyd, Dean
of Women, the chairman of the
Alumnae Council, the chairman of
the fellowship committee, a member
of the League Undergraduate Coun-
cil, and a member of the Graduate
Council, Mrs. Conger said.

Strike At A Glance J
(By The Associated Press)
Decision on tonrysler corpora-
tion's petition for injunction
against sit-down strikers deferred
until Monday morning, after courtI
hearing in building ringed about
uy union pickets.1
Unitea Automobile Workers con-
tinue control of eight Chrysler
piants and Hudson factory in De-
troit, Reo Truck Plant at Lansing,i
Mich., in strikes leaving more
than 75,000 idle.t
Delegates from U.A.W.A. locals
n General Motors throughout the
ountry ratify agreement on strike
issues and officers sign it.
Governor Frank Murphy calls
conference of representatives of
"general public, employer and em-
ploye" to evolve program "to in-
sure orderly way" of dealing with
pending or threatened labor con-
Settlement providing wage in-
creases ends sit-down strike in De-
troit foundry supplying parts to
Chrysler and Ford.1
Lutheran Club
Will Celebrate
With Banquet
Antioch College Chaplain,
Rt. Rev. Jones, To Give.
Confirmation Sermon
The twentieth anniversary of the
Lutheran Student Club will be cele-
brated today after a fellowship hour
by an anniversary banquet at 6 p.m.
in Zion Lutheran Parish Hall. Prof.
Paul Kruper of the Law School, a
former president of the club, will be
the spaker. ~,.xs
The Rt. Rev. Paul Jones, chaplain
of Antioch College, will give the Con-
firmation service sermon of St. An-
drew's Episcopal Church today at 11
The Rev. Stephen A. Lloyd will
give the sermon at the Congrega-
tion service of worship at 10:45 a.m.
on the subject "What Price Chris-
tianity." Prof. Howard McClusky,
of the School of Education, will speak
on "Can I Be A Christian and Suc-
ceed" at 6 p.m. at the Student Fel-
"For God-Confience" will be the
title of the Rev. Dr. W. P. Lemon's
sermon in the series on "Letters on
Life" at 10:45 a.m. in theFirst Pres-
byterian Church.
The Unitarian Church service ad-
dress will be given by the Rev. H. P.
Marley on "Human Aspiration-Re-
ligion" at 11 a.m.
"Beware in Giving Alms-Honor
with Man and God" will be the ser-
mon subject of TrinitybLutheran
service at 10:30 a.m.
Prof. J. Raleigh Nelson, counselor
to Foreign students, will be the guest
speaker at the Roger Williams Guild
meeting at 6:15 p.m. He will speak
on "Problems of Foreign Students in
Adjusting Themselves to a New En-
The Rev. Dr. C. W. Brashares will
deliver the Methodist Episcopal ser-
mon at 10:40 a.m. on "The Joy of
the Cross."

Union To Aid
Union Will Lend Services
AnidFacilities To Help
Them Help Themselves
Methods Are Left
To Independents
The method whereby independent
men students will organize them-
selves "into fraternal groups" will
be left entirely to independents, Her-
bert B. Wolf, '37, president of the
Union, said yesterday.
The Union's proposal to organize
independents was approved by the
Committee on Student Affairs Mon-
"The Union has no specific method
for organization which it thinks in-
dependents should adopt," Wolf said.
"We have, however, a number of sug-
"The Union's part in the develop-
ment of independent organizations
will be solely the donation of its
services and facilities," he said.
One suggestion of the Union is to
organize groups which will hold
luncheons at regular intervals, per-
haps once a week, Wolf said. Under
this plan the groups could have fac-
ulty men as guests and could sponsor
social events, he explained.
Another possibility he mentioned,
is that of zoning groups.
"For thebpast two months the
Union has been working on a map
showing the distribution of indepen-
dents'. rooming houses. If indepen-
dents wish, they are at liberty to
utilize this map in working out dis-
trict clubs, which can develop or-
ganizations," Wolf explained.
"Another suggestion is one that
would call for groups composed of
independents with common inter-
ests, such as politics, either general
or specific (such as Republicans,
Democrat or Fabian clubs), or as can-
did camera or fishing clubs," he
"If the independents do work out
an organization," he stated, "the
Union will do everything possible to
- aid In -Ats success"*
"We have great hopes that inde-
pendent students will develop a suc-
cessful organization," Wolf said, "be-
causethe Union undertook this plan
only after a good number of inde-
pendents and several faculty mem-
bers had suggested it."
Wolf previously announced that
independent students would meet at
7:30 p.m. Thursday, when he hopes
an organization can be begun.
Meader Home Fire
Loss Set At $12,000
A fire which broke out at 10 a.m.
yesterday at the home of Prof. Clar-
ence L. Meader of the speech depart-
ment at 803 Warren Road partially
destroyed the house and caused dam-
age estimated by Professor Meader
at $12,000.
Professor Meader, who has been on
the University faculty since 1894, at-
tributed the fire to piled up rubbish
in the attic becoming ignited by the
hot chimney.
The fire, which completely de-
stroyed the roof of the building, was
brought under control by the Ann
Arbor fire department after an hour's
Another roof fire in a house a
230 Murray Ave., owned by Georg
Brown and occupied by Samuel Wood
caused less damage, firemen said, al-

though a large section of the roof
was burned.

Naval Patrol First
In Prevention Of
Of SpanishWar


Nations Draw
Warship Band
Around Spain

Wolverines Take Big Ten
Track, Swimming Titles;
Wrestlers Finish Second

French Destroyer
Starts Police Duty
LONDON March 14.-(Sunday)-
(AP)-Warships of four nations drew
a net about war-torn Spain early to-
day as the international sea patrol
for supervising traffic to her ports
went into effect at midnight.
Observers here emphasized that al-
though Great Britain, France, Ger-
many and Italy now technically are
ensuring that no more foreign volun-
teers or war materials enter Spain,
the start of the naval patrol was but
the first step in putting the compli-
cated non-intervention machinery in-
to action.
Hours before midnight last night
there was activity at the French base
at Brest as the destroyer Fantasque
sailed to take up its police d uties
along the Spanish coast.
Three newly appointed supervisors
of the 27-nation scheme to keep the
Spanish civil war isolated in Spain
planned to meet here tomorrow to
complete plans for the blockade.
These included Admiral M. H. Van
Dulm, former commander of te
Netherlands East Indies fleet, direc-
tor of the non-intervention program:
Admiral J.S.C. Oliver, former Dutch
squadron, in charge of the naval pa-
trol; and Col. Christian Lunn, of
Denmark, in charge of the land fron-
tier guard.
Mrs. Johnson
Will Lecture
here Tuesday
Explorer Illustrates Talk
About Jungles Of Borneo
With Moving Picture
Mrs. Martin Johnson, whose 26-
year partnership with her explorer
husband was broken by a tragic air-
plane crash last December, will pre-
sent the last of the season's Oratori-
cal Association lectures at 8:15 p.m.
Tuesday in Hill Auditorium.
Mrs. Johnson will present a mo-
tion picture, "Jungle Depths of Bor-
neo," taken on the Johnsons' last trip
of exploration together. They visited
Borneo with an airplane and camera
and recorded many unusual scenes.
Mrs. Johnson left a Los Angeles
hospital three weeks ago and has
been lecturing since March 1. The
Johnsons were originally scheduled
to appear here together.
"Many times Mrs. Johnson has
saved my life with her skill with the
rifle," Martin Johnson once said. "I
knew she was a dead shot, so I would
photograph a charging rhino or a
lion with no concern whatever."
The Johnsons spent about 12 years
in the South Sea Islands, five years
or more in Africa, a year in Australia
and two years in Borneo. The Borneo
trip is their most recent.
Smetana Opera
To Be Feature
0 f Centennial
'Bartered Bride,' Concerts
Included In Celebration
The presentation of Bedrh Smet-
na's "The Bartered Bride" will be th
feature of the entertainment pro.
t gram of the University's Centennia

f ceremonies, "Michigan Bewteen Twc
t Countries," it was announced yester-
t day by Prof. Herbert A. Kenyon
t chairman of the Centennial enter-
tainment committee.
The ceremonies will be held JunE
14-19 with the commencement exer-
cises climaxing the celebration.
The University Band will partici-
o pate in the ceremonies with a con-
cert in Hill Aditorium on June 15 ant
Wilmot Pratt, University carillon-
t neur, will offer three carillon con-
- certs appropriate for the occasion.
k On Friday night, the night befor'
e commencement, the campus will as.

Mile Relay Team Sets New
Record; Watson Bests
Shot-Put Mark
Team Wins Fourth



Mchigan Fights Threat Of'
Indiana, Wisconsin Tc-
Conquer Conference
Field House, March 13.-(Special to
The Michigan Daily)-Sheer man
power tonight gave Michigan its
fourth consecutive Big Ten Indoor
track and field title as the Wolverines
fought off both Indiana and Wiscon-
sin to win with 35 points.
A thrilling victory in the one mile
relay, the final event on the card,
gave Michigan its title, while Indiana
took in this event to beat out the
Badgers for second place. The Hoos-
iers total was 28 and Wisconsin 26.
Ohio State was fourth with 23 and
other teams finished in this order:
Illinois and Iowa both 13; Minnesota
6; Chicago 3; Northwestern 2, while
Purdue was held without a point.
Three Records
Three new conference records were
established tonight and two of them
were by Michigan. In pulling the
meet out of the fire by copping the
relay, the Wolverine quartet was
clocked in 3:20.3 to erase the old
mark of 3:20.6 that was set by the
Michigan team of 1933.
Big Bill Watson making his debut
in conference competition, stole the
show as far as the field events were
concerned when he heaved the shot
50 feet 4% inches for a new record.
The former-mark, held by Clarence
Munn of Minnesota was 48 feet 9 2
inches and this went by the boards
with Watson's first try which was
good for 49 feet 9 / inches.
5,000 Fans
The 5,000 fans acclaimed the Mile
run the opening event of the meet
as the high spot of the affair until
the relay. Two of the greatest mil-
ers in the mid-west, Don Lash of
Indiana and Chuck Fenske of Wis-
consin, clashed in this event with
the powerful Badger runner coming
up from no-where in the stretch to
beat the Hoosier to the tape by
inches. His time was 4:12.9. Lash
returned later, however, to take the
two-mile. Michigan's entry in the
mile, Clayt Brelsford, was fifth as
Indiana and Wisconsin monopolized
the front positions. Harold Davidson
also ran and, for the first three leaps,
battled Indiana men for first place
but after this found the pace too
killing to keep up.
Grieve Successful
Bob Grieve of Illinois successfully
defended his conference sprint crown
with a victory in :06.2. Sammy Stol-
ler of Michigan was right on Grieve's
heels as he was in the 1936 meet
and a yard behind Stoller, Alan
Smith, Michigan sophomore, pound-
ed across the line for three additiona
Michigan points.
In the 440 it was Stan Birleson
and Steve Mason who gave the crowd
its thrills as the two Wolverineq
broke on top and paced the field
all the way to finish one-two.
On the field while Watson wav
(Continued on Page 3)

Illinois Squad
Bests Michigan
Matmen, 24-19
A powerful, well-balanced crew of
Illinois wrestlers, picking up points
in all but one of the eight weight
divisions, annexed the Big Ten mat
crown last night in the Yost Field
House nosing out Michigan's favored
grapplers by five points. Illinois
scored 24 points, Michigan 19.
Minnesota was third with 15 points,
Indiana, the defending champions,f
fourth with 9, while Chicago, Ohior
State, and Iowa scored 6, 4,- and 39
points to finish in that order.t
Two Michigan representatives,t
Capt. Frank Bissell at 155 pounds andr
Earl Thomas at 135 pounds won Con-
ference crowns in their divisions.1
Paul Cameron at 126 pounds andS
Harland Danner at 165 took seconds,1
while Johnny Speicher at 118 ande
Harold Nichols at 145 garnered
Bob "Two-Bits" Myers, 1936 win-
ner at 118 pounds, repeated his
championship performance, handlingt
Illinois' Blum with ease to cop an-
other crown and five points for In-t
diana. Blum put up a good aggres-
sive scrap, but was no match for his
more experienced opponent.
(Continued on Page 3)
German Press
Ceases Attack3
On LaGuardia
New Policy Follows Parley
Of U.S. Ambassador And.
German Minister
BERLIN, March 13.-(MP)-The "La
Guardia incident" and the United
States generally were forgotten to-
day by the government-controlled
press. It turned instead to praise of
one of Germany's leading military
figures,. Field Marshal Werner von
Blomberg, on, his 40th anniversary
as a soldier.
Not ,a line of criticism of America
was in the press today, leading to
the belief word had been passed
around to "lay off."
The abrupt cessation of criticism
* followed United States Ambassador
William E. Dodd's visit to foreign
minister Konstantin von Neurath to
make representations against Ger-
man press attacks on the United
The incident was touched off by
Mayor Fiorello La Guardia's speech
March 3 suggesting a "chamber of
horrors" at New York's 1939 World's
Fair hold a figure of "that brown-
shirted fanatic who is menacing the
peace of the world.'
GRAND RAPIDS, March 13.-(IP)
S -Edward Kress, 37, assistant post-
I master at Ionia, was arrested late
today on a federal warrant charging
s embezzlement of $2,300 in postal

)hio State Second, Totals
29; Haynie Breaks Two
Conference Marks
Fakes 220 And 440
In Record Time
Victory Clinches Big Ten
Diadem For 9th Time;
Kirar Cops Two Firsts
(Daily Sports Editor)
BLOOMINGTON, March 13., (Spe-
:ial to The Daily)-Michigan's per-
fectly balanced swimming team,
rightly called the greatest college
wimming squad ever assembled,
turned the Conference Champion-
hips into a rout here tonight, piling
ip 65 points to break its own scoring
record of 59 set in 1935.
Ohio State was second with 39
points, followed by Iowa with 23,
'Torthwestern with 18, Minnesota and
[llinois with nine each, Chicago with
eight and Indiana with one.
Wisconstin and Purdue failed to
ualify any men for the finals.
Tom Haynie, sophomore distance
star from Detroit, was the star of
the meet, breakin Conference rec-
ords in both the 220 and 440-yard
free-style events. Haynie's times were
:13.8 and 4:52.1.' Co-Capt. Frank
Barnard of Michigan was fourth at
the shorter distance.
Big Ed Kirar, Wolverine junior,
was close behind Haynie in effective-
ness, winning the 50 and 100-yard
sprints with times of :23.4 and :53.8.
The former time tying the Big Ten
mark equalled in the semi-finals last
The Michigan sprint relay quar-
tette of Walt Tomski Baker Bryant,
Kirar and Bob Mowerson set a .new
record of 3:35.6 for the 400-yard
event. The old mark of 3:36.2 was
set by the winners last night.
Another mark was tied when Bill
Neunzig of Ohio State and Dick Wes-
terfield of Iowa combined to beat
the. defending champion, Dahny Zehr
of Northwestern in the 150-yard
back stroke. Fred Cody was two
yards back of Neunzig, who beat Wes-
terfield by a foot in record time of'
1:38.9, equalling the mark set by
Zehr in the prelminaries.
(Continued on Page 31
Sunday Forum
To Hear Haber
On Security Act
Prof. William Haber of the econ-
ois department will conduct the
second discussion in series B of the
Union Sunday Forums, 4:30 p.m. to-
day in the small ballroom of the
Union. His topic will be "Social Se-
curity-Boon or Bane?"
Dr. Haber is the chairman of the
State Social Security Commission,
having been appointed by Governor
Fitzgerald. He will be the second
speaker in the series, having been
preceded by Dean Henry M. Bates of
the Law School.
From an impartial viewpoint, Pro-
fessor Haber will attempt to analyze
the federal insurance act and show
whether it will be a hindrance or
benefit to the public.
The Union Buffet Dinner will fol-
low immediately after the discussion
in the main dining room of the
Union, H. Murray Campbell, '38, its
director announced. The small ball-
room will be used for radio dancing
and all game rooms will be opened
to women.
Glee Club To Give
Concert Thursday

The Varsity Glee Club will make
its first public appearance of the
semester in Ann Arbor at 8:15 p.m.
Thursday in Hill Auditorium.
Prof. David E. Mattern, director of
the Glee Club, will conduct the con-
cert, Leo S. Luskin, Grad., will ac-
company and Tom H. Kinkead, "7,
will play the organ.
The program will consist of Mich-
igan songs, folk songs, and selections
frnm R.anh- ("mi-i eo-,r a vii#4 n,iyaY

Promising Playwrights Will Be
College Trained, Says Helburn

Science Survives Great Shock
As 93rd Element Proves Hoax

The most promising new play-
wrights are likely to come from the
universities, especially those emphas-
izing creative writing and study of the
theatre, according to Theresa Hel-
burn who for the last 15 years has
been executive director of the board
of directors of the Theatre Guild.
Last year she formed the Bureau
of New Plays to discover and en-
courage new playwrights. Miss Hel-
burn was in Ann Arbor this week-end
to see the Hillel. Players' production
of "They Too Arise" by Arthur A.
Miller, '38. a scholarship winner in
the Bureau's first awards.
"The fine tradition of writing at
Michigan and the interest of the

"A thorough background in the
history of the drama is one of the
essentials for a playwright that a
university can supply," according to
Miss Helburn, "and they can't gel
that in Hollywood where so many of
them have gone." She added that
the movie people are conscious that
they are dependent to a large extent
on the stage-especially executives in
charge of the eastern branches who
are not so far away from the most
active work in the American theatre
That is why they were willing t
help carry out her plan for the Bu-
reau. Many of them have a long-
sighted view and agree with her tha
it is more important to give promis-
ing writers the opportunity to wor
on plays rather than to merely give

Science and modern civilization
rocked precariously on their founda-
tions last week but emerged safely
when the discovery of a 93rd element
that defied basic chemical laws and
was 35 times as dense as gold proved
to be a hoax.
The canard originated* in the col-
umns of the Michigan Tech Lode,
newspaper of the Michigan School of
Before the fake was exposed spec-
ulation and rumor made the rounds
in Ann Arbor. Dr. Arthur Campton
and Dr. Robert Millikan, Nobel prize-
winners in physics were reported to
-~;- -,I+",o~ rcinn a i af a+

saw a giraffe walk down the diagonal
than believe it.
The Daily later confirmed his pre-
diction by telephone, the Michigan
Tech Lode explaining that it was a
publicity gag designed to advertise
the coming engineering show.
The original story was in the best
H. G. Wells tradition-reeking of se-.
cret doors and hidden laboratories.
The mythical discoverer who refused
to give his name and was referred
to in the article only as Mr. X was
described as small, dark and foreign
When asked to prove his claim he
opened a steel partition and dis-
played his prize-a small, green


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