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'The Weather
Snow today; tomorrow most-
ly cloudy, probably snow flur-
ries, continued cold.

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For University
Is Introduced
In Legislature
Bill Calls For $600,000
Raise Over Last Year's
Total Allowance
Proposal Is Same
As Ruthven Request
The University appropriation bill
for $4,673,253.58, representing a year-
ly increase of more than $600,000 over
last year's allowance, was introduced
in the legislature yesterday.
The next biennium appropriation is
to be an amount annually equal to
.83 mill for each dollar of assessed
valuation, according to the terms of
the bill. This year's appropriation
was equal to .73 mill.
Rep. Joseph E. Warner, Ypsilanti
Republican,- and Rep. Martin A.
Kronk, Detroit Democrat, introduced
the measure, which calls for an ap-
propriation identical to that which
President Ruthven asked.
Thedbill will be referred to the
House. ways and means committee,
where favorable action is expected.
Rep. Clyde Stout, Ionia Democrat,
chairman of the committee, has spok-
en favorably of the bill, and other leg-
islators close to the committee have
said they expect the bill to go through
Roll Increase Expected
President Ruthven yesterday ex-
plained that a desire to restore par-
tially salary cuts, and an anticipated
increase in enrollment accounted for
the increased budget request.
In a budget message to the legisla-
ture, he said, "We aretnot asking
for a complete restoration of the
1930-32 appropriations at this time,
but if the University is to maintain
its standing with the other large uni-
versities of its class, we must be in a
position to meet competition from
these institutions in securing addi-
tions to the faculty, as well as retain-
ing our present faculty, and, further,
tp provide necessary equipment."
He also said in this message that
attendance at the regular and summer
sessions "has increased from 10,753
in 1933-34 to 13,047 in 1935-36, while
it is estimated that the atttendance
for the current year of 1936-37 will
exceed 14,000."
Last Budget 4 Millions
President Ruthven had previously
urged the Regents to ask for in-
creased appropriations for these same
reasons in his annual report.
The University appropriation for
the last biennium was $4,062,365.32
yearly, although in the 1935-35 snool
year this allowance was reduced by
five per cent by Gov. Frank D. Fitz-
Reps. John P. spie, Republican,
Eagle,sand George . Harma, Demo-
crat, Atlantic Mine, submitted a bill
to appropriate $372,916 to the Mich-
igan College of Mining and Technol-
ogy at Houghton for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1938, and $382,166 for
the following year.
Franco Plans
SALAMANCA, Spain, March 6.-
(By Mail, Delayed)--(P)-Great mo-
tor lorries laden with food and med-
icine chugged over the road to Ma-

drid today in confident preparation
for the date when insurgents expect
to march victoriously into the Span-
ish capital.
Generalissimo Francisco Franco al-
ready is looking ahead to a long pe-
riod of reconstruction to restore order
and tranquility to war-ravaged Spain
-if and when his insurgent army
overthrows the government of Social-
ist Premier Francisco Largo Cabal-
For many days fleets of trucks have
been transporting supplies to be used
in the capital to front line bases.
Plans are complete for supplying
food and medical care within 24 hours
after the insurgent army might force
its way into Madrid.
Plane Begins Flight
To Samoa In Pacific
KINGMAN REEF, March 24.-(IP)
-(Via Pan American Airways radio)
-Over a 1,546-mile route never be-
fore negotiated by airplane, the Pan

Union Open House Skit Portrays
Coming Michigras Fiesta Spirit
Annual Affair Is Featured j marvelous tonic, appealing to the
ByM tc In Water Polo, crowd, "Ibuy, buy, buy!"
By atch Teir spiel Attracted one (1) rube
Exhibits And Dance -cap, rosy cheeks and innocent smile
-who bought, bought, bought! As
By JANE E. BIERLY evidence of the potency of the tonic,
"H'ya! H'ya! H'ya! Come closah! e throng was permittedto view one
"H'y! Hya! 'ya Com clsahMrs. Clara B. Oldfield, who had been
Come closah! cured of her many ills by its use.
"Dont fail to buy YOUR bottle of As a climax to the action-filled
Michigras tonic, the elixir of elixirs, '.drama, the unconscious announcer
cure for all that ails you, the nectar hwasrevived by a generous dosage of
IMichigras tonic. As he continued his
of laughter and happiness." jannouncing, the barkers fled.
Thus, to the tune of not one, but The Michigras skit was part of,
three, leather-lunged barkers, in a the program of the annual Open
colorful flare of carnival spirit, did House which included a water polo
the Michigras make its first bow to match, exhibitions by four University'
the campus last night at the Union departments and one school, the
Open House. Women's Glee Club and Bob Steinle's
An authentic (courtesy of Mich- orchestra.
igamua) Indian opened the scene by To the holders of lucky program
black-jacking a sugary-voiced an- numbers, William Griffiths, '37A, Sam
nouncer. As the Indian silently stole Krulandsky, '40, James R. Small, '38,
away into the shadows (courtesy of and Lucille Williams, were given free
the Union Ball Room), three cigar- tickets to the Union dances. The
smoking barkers gathered about the program was in charge of Burton W.
microphone waving bottles of the Wellman, Jr., '38.

Court Issues
Hit, Defended


2 Forums!

Strikers To Be Removed
From Chrysler's Plants;
Roosevelt Plans Parley

Technic Heads
For Next Year
Are Appointed
Steinborn Named. Editor;
Smith, Lansdale Selected
For Major Posts
Sidney Steinborn, '38E, Goff Smith,
'38E, and David Lansdale, '38E, will
comprise the Michigan Technic pub-
lication board for next year, Col. H.
W. Miller, head of the engineering
drawing department, announced at
the annual staff banquet in the
League last night.
Steinborn will serve as editor-in-
chief of the publication,a while Smith
and Lansdale will be the managing
editor and business manager respec-
Editorial staff members for next
year and their divisions are: ar-I
ticles; Robert Beals, '39E, and Wil-
liam Taylor, '39E, publication; John
Elsner, '39E, departments; Max
Schoetz, '39E, and Alfred Waldchen,
'38E. William Cady, '39E, will act
as accounts manager on the business
staff, Walton Rodger, '39E, as cir-
culation manager and Richard Tar-
bell, '39E, as sales and publicity di-
R. L. McNamee of the Technic
staff from 1915 to 1917 was the prin-
ciple speaker of the evening. His sub-
ject was "The Old Days."
Tau Beta Pi Inducts
19 Juniors, Alumni
Seventeen students, all juniors, and
two alumni were initiated into Tau
Beta Pi, national engineering honor
society at its spring banquet Tuesday
night in the Union..
The meeting at which Prof. A. D.
Moore of the electrical engineering
department was toastmaster was ad-
dressed by Prof. E. T. Vincent a new-
comer to the engineering college fac-
ulty and an authority on Diesel mo-
Those initiated were: alumni, A. B.
Singleton and Prof. M. J. Thomp-
son of the aeronautical engineering
department; students, L C. Brown,
C. M. Elliott, R. S. Frazier, F. M.
Kempton, F. W. Palmer, J. P Reeder,
R. H. Rowland, B S. Savin, V. E.
Schafer, F. W. Smith, J. Spitzley,
Sidney Steinborn, E. K. Tanzer, A.
H. Waldchen, R. S. Wangelin, J. G.
Young,and R. S. Young.

Clash Darkens
Neutrality Sky
Russians Accuse Mussolini
Of Military Intervention
In Spanish War
LONDON, March 24.-W)-An an-1
gry clash in which the Italian and
Russian members almost cane to
blows gave the European neutrality'
committee's long-sought ban on for-
eign intervention in Spain an inau-
spicious send-off tonight.
In a tumultuous meeting, delegates
of the 27 nations comprising the com-
mittee settled the last details of a
land and sea cordon around Spain
which Europe hopes will isolate the
civil war and help preserve the con-
tinent's peace.
Appointment of 16 key administra-
tors to supervise the internationalI
patrols left only the last step, the
date for the -scheme to become fully
operative, to be decided by Admiral,
M. H. Van Dulm, Dutch general ad-
ministrator of the arms-and-men
embargo, and his aides.k
The swift action of the "hands off
Spain" committee, however, failed to
allay fear that speeches yesterday by
Premier Benito Mussolini and Countl
Grandi, Italian Ambassador to Lon-
don, presaged new Italian efforts to
help the Spanish insurgents. The
committee's spurt of action was be-
lieved inspired by open Italian asser-
tions that Italians nowrfighting for
the Spanish insurgents will "stay for
the duration."
The session was thrown into an
uproar when Ambassador Ivan Mai-
sky, the Soviet member, declared:
"On the instruction of my govern-'
ment I have to call the attention of
the committee to the ever-increasing
military intervention into Spanish
affairs on the part of the Italian
Blowout Forces Bus
Into Bridge; 18 De
SALEM, Ill., March 24.-(I)--A
tire blowout hurled a private . bus
against a concrete bridge abutment
and turned it into a blazing wreck
in which 18 persons, including a 4-
year-old girl, were killed today.
Only five persons survived one of
the worst disasters in the history ofI
motorbus transportation.

Senators Burke, Jackson
Debate Proposal Before
Economic Club
Jackson, LaFollette,
Black Want Changes'
NEW YORK, March 24.-(P)-In
two public forums here tonight the
President's proposals to alter the per-I
sonnel of the United States Supreme
Court were alternately attacked a-
The Economic Club of New York
celebrated its 30th anniversary lis-
tening to Senator Robert E. Burke
(Dem., Neb.) and Robert R. Jackson,
assistant U. S. Attorney General, de-
bate the issue.
Burke Assails Plan
At Carnegie Hall the American La-
bor party mustered its trade-union
followers to a meeting addressed by
Jackson and two senators, Robert
LaFollette of Wisconsin andHugo M.
Black, of Alabama-all favorable to
the changes.
Senator Burke assailed the proposal
as "the most flagrant example in
American history of an attempt to'
strip the people of the right to say
what powers they want to vest in
their Congress and in their Presi-
Jackson, defending the proposals,
told the Economic Club:
'Social Peace' Foreseen
"The courts have lately been cs-
ing the ways to political compromise
of basic problems arising out of the
depression and out of troubled indus-
trial relations. The President is seek-
ing, in his policy and in his Court
proposal, to open the highway to eco-
nomic and social peace. The closed
road may mean a rough detour."
To the trade unionists of the Amer-
ican Labor party, who flocked to the
President's banner in his first test
of political strength, last November,
Senator LaFollette asserted that in-
dustry was carrying on a "huge sit-
down strike against American labor'
and the rights guaranteed to workers
by the Federagovernm nt."
Inherent Truth
Is Termed Aid
STo Christianity
Stating that the inherent truth un-
derlying Christianity insures its
eventual triumph over temporary so-
cial and economic systems, Prof. Ed-
gar S. Brightman, of Boston Univer-
sity concluded his series of four
Martin Loud lectures last night at the
First Methodist Church.
Communism is based on words ut-
tered by St. Paul when he said "He
who does not work does not eat," de-
clared Professor Brightman. He
scored the doctrine for its hypocrit-
ical attitude toward pacifism and the
fact that it seeks an ideal by un-
ideal means. Nazi leaders also have
shown a desire to suppress and de-
stroy the true Christian faith, he
said, but realizing that they Sneed
the utmost unity and drive of the
people behind them, they have tact-
fully suppressed this inclination.
Although he criticized the present
crusade against atheism as being un-
Christian, Professor Brightman de-
clared that Communism and Nazism,
having evolved within the last 90
years, present a formidable challenge
to Christianity insofar as they are
attempting to deviate the faith of
man from the spiritual power and
ally this infinite force behind a man
or doctrine.
Although we now realize the fu-
tility of war as a solution to certain
questions, the fact that millions of
men put their faith in its false ideals

proved that this faith behind the
church and ideals of Christ should
lead humanity from its present statel
of turbulence; in othef words, the
essence of goodness is present, but
needs direction, Professor Bright-
man concluded.

President To Hold Meeting .
With Heads Of Congress
On Strike Situation
Officials Won't Talk
On Possible Action
Congressional Leaders'
Hint Mediation System
May Be Discussed
WARM SPRINGS, Ga., March 24.
-(P)-President Roosevelt let it be
known through a secretary today
that he planned to confer on the sit-
down strike situation this week-end
with Congressional leaders in Wash-
Temporary White House officials
would not elaborate on the an-
nouncement, especially when ques-
tioned if the parley or parleys would
touch upon the advisability of en-
acting some emergency legislation.
Neither would they talk about
the possibility of Federal action un-
der existing powers. One recent.
caller on the President in Wash-
ington, Harper Sibley, president of,
the Chamber of Commerce of the
United States, quoted Mr. Roosevelt
as saying he had no power in the
present situation beyond offering the
conciliation services of the govern-
ment to contesting factions.
WASHINGTON, March 24.-W)-
Congressional leaders hinted tonight1
that a new mediation system to end
the wave of sit-down strikes may be
discussed at a major conference
President Roosevelt will hold Satur-
Senate majority leader Robinson i
said the automotive strike was ap-
proaching a "crisis,". and that if it
did not clear up by tne end of the
week it would be desirable for leg-
islative authorities to seek a remedy.
An announcement from the tem-
porary White House at Warm
Springs, Ga., said President Roose-
velt would return to Washington
He suggested that "something like
the Railway Mediation Board" might
be discussed, though he added that
"right now I don't see much that we
can do because the Court (Supreme)
has held that neither the Federal
Government nor the states can deal
with labor problems."
Anderson Sees Good
Chance For Michigan
Michigan's chances for the Big Ten
football championship were charac-
terized' as very good by Heartly
("Hunk") Anderson, Michigan's new
line coach in his first formal ap-
pearance before the student body last
night at Lane Hall.
Speaking before the Rendevous
Men Anderson emphasized that Mich-
igan's team next fall will know how
to block. It will be an offensive team
because the line will have power, he
declared. The style of offense and of
defense will be about the same,'
Anderson's talk inaugurated a cam-
paign to sell tickets for the boxing
show which is sponsored by the Stu-
dent Christian Association to aid the
Fresh Air Camp.

terday and the clock resumed opera-
tions at 1:15 p.m.
Meanwhile the invisibility of the
obvious was proven once again as 25
students questioned while walking to-
wards Hill Auditorium all declared
that they had not noticed that the
clock stopped.
Strikes RelieveI
Taut Emotions,

Murphy Announces Lewis
Time Pauses In Flight; Agrees To Withdrawal
Big Clock Breaks Down Of Sit-Downers
Time stood still Tuesday night Agree e e
when the clock and chimes in the
Burton Memorial Tower stdpped at At All-Day Meeting
11:25 p.m.
The breakdown, which the building
and grounds department reported Labor Chieftain Promises
was caused by a failure of the motor To Evacuate Buildings
driving the hands was repaired yes-I



New Outlet For Pent-Upf
Fears Will Bring EndI
Of Sit-Downs, He Says
Injecting the "psychological factor"
into the cause of strikes during the1
period of recovery, Prof. Max S.
Handman of the economics depart-
ment yesterday asserted that with the1
appearance of new expressional out-a
lets for emotion and psychological
stress, accumulated and stored upa
during the depression,-the epidemic;
of strikes will subside.I
The sit-down strikes, Professor
Handman emphasized, are a more in-
tense outlet for the emotional and
psychological condition of the work-
ers who during the depression con-
stantly labored under great emotional
and psychological suppression in the
form of fear, anxiety and uncertainty.
'Intensely Active' Protest
The sit-downs, he said, are an in-
tensely active, rather than passive,
form of protest and resentment, with
the accumulated fears of the work-;
ers erupting in this form of violence,
which, he claimed, is as inevitable a
part of human nature as the desire
for food.
"During periods of recovery and
prosperity," Professor Handman ex-
plained, "we witness strikes, but not
during depressions when the workers
are worse off than at any other time."
This is due to what he termed the
"orgiastic element." As"to which fac-
tor, the economic or psychological,
was more important, Professor Hand-
man was uncertain.
Lewis Conmended
"When the workers feel some-
what secure," Professor Handman
pointed out, "it is then they release
their accumulated emotions taking
the form of resentment manifested
in strikes."
John L. Lewis, CIO president, has
taken advantage of this opportunity
in his organizational drive, in Profes-
sor Handman's estimation, capitaliz-
ing upon the workers' condition at the
opportune moment, and, Professor
Handman, added, he has exhibited a
great amount of leadership and cour-

LANSING, March 24.-(P--Gov.
Frank Murphy announced tonight
that John L. Lewis, head of the Com-
mittee for Industrial Organization,
agreed to withdraw striking members
of the United Automobile Workers of
America from eight Chrysler Cor-
poration plants at Detroit.
The Governor's announcement fol-
lowed an all-day meeting with Walter
P. Chrysler, chairman of the Cor-
poration's board, Lewis and other
representatives of each side.
Governor Murphy said the labor
leader agreed to have the- strikers
evacuate ''probablybefore morning"
and that instructions to that effect
were being sent to union officials.
Conference To Resume
The agreement provided that the
conference in the Governor's office
would resume at 10 a.m. tomorrow if
the plants have been vacated by then.
The Governor said collective bar-
gaining will be the principal topic
before the conferees at their next
It was the Corporation's refusal to
grant the U.A.W.A. sole bargaining
rights that prompted the union to
call the strike March 8. Since then
6,000 sit-downers have held the De-
troit plants, leaving 60,000 employes
The Governor said he had a prom-
ise that the company would make no
effort to resume operations and
would remove no dies or tools from
the plants during the negotiations.
"There is no reason," he said, "why
the men should not be withdrawn."
Under the arrangement reached at
today's conference, company officials
and office employes will have free
access to all Chrysler plants.
Chrysler Outlined Position
Lewis said representatives of his
Committee for Industrial Organiza-
tion and of the affiliated UAW
would return at once to Detroit to
urge the strikers to evacuate. He
said he had no reason to believe they
would refuse to comply.
Chrysler, before coming to Lansing,
said the strikers would have to leave
the factories before the labor dispute
would be settled. He apparently
stood firm on this point and the
CIO-UAWA leaders agreed to comply.
Mattern Plans
To Take Tour;
Club Fetes Him
Members of the Varsity Glee Club
gave a banquet last night in the
Union honoring Prof. David E. Mat-
tern, director, who is taking sabbati-
cal leave to tour the United States
to study other glee clubs and music
Robert C. Williams, '37, president
of the Glee Club, was toastmaster.
Speeches praising Professor Mattern's
work as director of the Club were
given by Joseph A. Bursley, dean of
students, Dr. Charles A. Sink, presi-
dent of the School of Music, Prof.
Earl V. Moore, of the School of Mu-
sic, Prof. Carl G. Brandt, of the
speech department, Prof. Henry C.
Anderson, of the engineering college
and T. Hawley Tapping secretary of
the Alumni Association.
Professor Mattern was persented
with a picture of the Glee Club and
with a brief case by the members.
During Professor Mattern's absence
the club will be directed by Prof.
Wilmot F. Pratt, Arne W. Kolionen,
'37SM, and Paul J. Kent, '39.
The Glee Club was invited to sing
on Thursday night during the May
Festival with the University Choral
U~nionn by PnfnGen Mnna nA + Di

, .

Law Is Urged To Delay Picketing
Until Labor Board Can Report

Music Clerk Discovers Students
Prefer Goodman's Syncopations

A law illegalizing picketing in
strikes of wide public concern until
several days after the intention to
strike had been publicly declared, al-
lowing for time to investigate em-{
ployer-employe relationships and to
publicize the results of the investiga-
tion, was discussed yesterday by Prof.
John W. Riegel of the business ad-
ministration school.
"The possibility of, labor boards, to
hear a controversy which threatens
to bring about a strike of public con-
cern and report findings and recom-
mendations, is suggested by the ex-
perience of Canada with its Indus-
trial Disputes Investigation Act," he
"Af nia urnrl~,- io-hfr- n-ra

take away the ability of a minority
of workers to throw a majority out of
work by a sudden maneuver."
"The employer would enter into tle
plan because it would offer an oppor-
tunity for a peaceful settlement."
If the plan would not naturally at-
tract both employers and employes,
Professor Riegel suggested that the
subpoena power might be used ,as is
the case under the Canadian Act.
"It would seem, by virtue of the po-
lice power, that the state could post-
pone strikes of public concern until
such a board has had a chance to
act," he declared.
The board could be an industrial
board composed of an employer rep-
resentative, a representative of the
nm cs c vr n rn t * . n -1 L , n..

If the students of the University
could name whatever band they
wanted to play at the J-Hop, Soph

ivrom, iue RHuse or omher dance,
I what would the choice be? The an-
Services To Be Directed swer is easy, according to Margaret
By Congregational Guild Paulfrey of the University Music
House, who claims Benny Goodman
would lead the field by the distance
The fourth in the series of morning Monday beats Wednesday.
watches being held during Holy Week Although Goodman's popularity is
in the League Chapel under the aus- unchallenged at present, Miss Paul-
pices of a general committee repre- + frey, who keeps a finger on the music
senting the Congregational, the Dis- 1 public's pulse through the sale of
ciples, Presbyterian, Methodist, Bap- phonograph records, believes Good-
tist and Lutheran guilds is to be held man may experience a decline in the
from 7:30 to 7:55 p.m. today. near future. "T think snme nonnl

always several recordings of every
popular song that comes out, and the
girls generally pick out either a
Goodman or a Kemp record.
Asked which records had been sell-
ing the best, Miss Paulfrey said the
popular hits changed almost from
week to week, but that there were
several numbers that seemed to sell
consistently even over a period of
years. Among these she mentioned
Tommy Dorsey's recording of "I'm
Getting Sentimental Over You,"
Clyde McCoy's "Sugar Blues," and
Jimmy Luncefords "Four Or Five
Times." Best of all, though, Miss
Paulfrey called "Star Dust," whose
many recordings are still selling
strnnelv after several vpnor .


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