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Charge Shady
In Sixth Ward
Peirsol Is Charged With
Intimidation Of Smith,
Forcing Withdrawal
7,000 Are Expected
To Vote Tomorrow
Charges that T. Reardon Peirsol,
chairman of the Sixth Ward Republi-
can committee, intimidated George
Smith into withdrawing his petition
as Republican candidate for super-
visor from that ward last night threw
pre-election predictions to the winds.
Earlier in the day, the Young Re-
publicans' Club of Ann Arbor an-
nounced that Henry T. Winchester,
Jr., would run for supervisor from the
Sixth Ward as a Republican sticker-
Mr. Smith stated that on the day
after the petitioning deadline, Mr.
Peirsol visited his home and "yelled
and shouted" and refused to leave
the house until Mr. Smith promised
to withdraw.
Sick With Fever
"I had just returned from work,
sick with a high fever. I was waiting
for the doctor when Peirsol arrived
and insisted that I withdraw my pe-
tition. At first I refused, but after I
had been led to believe that the ward
committee was back of the move, I
promised to withdraw in order to get
rid of Peirsol."
Had he known;that the ward com-
mittee had not sanctioned the with-
drawal, Mr. Smith said last night,
he would not have given his word to
Mr. Peirsol was in Detroit last
night and could not be reached.
"It appears that an agreement by
one political boss, selling out his
party in a strongly Republican whrd
resulted in the party leaving the po-
sition open to the Democrats," Alec
Jaffee, chairman of the Young Re-
publicans' Club said yesterday. "It is
a most unprecedented act to say the
Sadler Is Candidate
Upon learning of this fact, Mr.
Jaffee said, the Young Republicans
decided to oppose the candidacy of
Prof. George C. S. Benson, Democrat,
with Mr. Winchester as a sticker-
candidate. Mr. Winchester is a form-
er student of the University and is a
local dealer in antiques.
Both Arthur C. Lehman and Prof.
Walter C. Sadler of the engineering
college, candidates for mayor on the
Democratic and Republican tickets
respectively, refused to comment.
A normal vote in the neighbor-
hood of 7,000 in the city is expected
tomorrow. The polls will be open
from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Prof. Walter C. Sadler of the Col-
lege of Engineering, Republican can-
didate for mayor, will be opposed by
Arthur C. Lehman, attorney, the
Democratic nominee. Professor Sad-.
ler is at present president of the city
council. The incumbent mayor, Rob-
ert A. Campbell, is retiring from of-
Young To Run
Prof. Leigh J. Y oung of the for-
estry school, former alderman, is the
Republican candidate for president
of the city council. He is unopposed.
Fred C. Perry, Republican, incum-
bent city clerk, is opposed in the race
for the office by Harry H. Atwell,
Democrat, f o r m e r 1 y Washtenaw
County clerk.

Jay H. Payne, seeking reelection
on the Republican ticket for justice
of the peace, is opposed by Hubert
Thompson, Democrat. William C.
Gerstner, Democrat, and Herbert W."
Crippen, Republican, are the candi-
dates of assessor.
Candidates for supervisor in the
Seventh Ward, are James N. Gal-
braith, Republican and Frank J.
Sullivan, Democrat. Alderman can-
didates in the ward are Henry C.
Stovel, Democrat, and Glenn L. Art,
The state ticket is expected to
arouse unusual interest in Ann Ar-
(Continued on Page 2)
Court Plan Will Be
Union Forum 'opic
Prof. Ralph W. Aigler of the Law
School and Richard C. Fuller of the
sociology department will conduct
the Union Forum on the Court Plan .
at 4:30 p.m. today in the main ball-I
room of the Union.

Columbia Professor Here

Dr. Inman Will
Give Methodist
}Sermon Today
'Christ In Latin America'
To Be Subject Of South
American Authority
Dr. Guy Inman of Columbia Uni-
versity will be the guest speaker at
10:30 a.m. today at the regular serv-
ice of worship of the Methodist Epis-
copol Church.
Dr. Inman, an authority on South
American life will speak on "Christ
in Latin America." At 6:00 p.m.
he will speak at the Wesleyan Guild
meeting on "Christianity and Peace
in Latin America."
He has lived ten years in Mexico
and was director of the People's In-
stitute there. He has spent half
of the last 22 years in South America
studying Pan-American problems
numbering among his contacts many
of the political and educational lead-
ers of South America.
Dr. Inman was decorated by gov-
ernment of Ecuador for his inter-
pretations of Hispanic-American cul-
ture. He is on the Committee of Co-
operation with Latin America and
was a member of the Peace Confer-
ence at Buenos Aires.
y-Columbia Professor
He has been on the faculty of
Columbia University since 1919. His
latest book is "Latin America's Place
in World Life.'
Dr. C. E. Tompkins, 'OOM, of Sui-
Fu, China, will speak on "The Su-
premacy of Christ" at 7 p.m. before
the Roger Williams Guild of the First
Baptist Church.
"The Supreme Need of Our Times"
will be the topic of the Rev. Frank J.
Day at the 10:45 service of the First
Congregational Church.
Prof. Harley H. Bartlett, chairman
of the botany department, will give
a talk on "A Journey to the South
Seas" which will be illustrated with
motion pictures at 7 p.m. before the
Episcopal Student Fellowship at Har-
ris Hall.
"The Romance of Religion" is the
topic upon which the Rev. Dr. Lemon
will speak at 10:45 a.m. in the First
Presbyterian Church. Prof. Preston
W. Slosson of the history depart-
ment will speak on current events at
6:30 p.m. at the Westminster Guild.
others To Speak
"The Rediscovery of the Bible by
Ernest Sutherland Bates" will be the
Rev. H. P. Marley's topic at the 11
a.m. service of the Unitarian Church.
Mrs. Lila Pargment will speak on the
"U.S.S.R. in 1936" at 7:30 p.m. at
the meeting of the Liberal Students'
The Rev. R. Edward Sayles will
speak on "Abiding Satisfaction" at
10:45 in the First Baptist Church.
"Christ's Third Appearance to His
Disciples" is the sermon topic of the
Rev. C. A. Brauer at St. Paul's Lu-
theran Church.
The Rev. Henry 0. Yoder will have
for his theme "The Mirror of God's
Words" at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity
Lutheran Church.
Group Adopts
5-Point Plan
Adopting as their objectives edu-
cation and action for the further-
ance of peace, economic security, ra-
cial equality, academic freedom and
a broader social life for students, a
caucus of 40 representatives of cam-
pus organizations, temporarily named

the Student Union, elected a consti-
tutional committee and set Tuesday,
April 27, for a general membership
meeting, yesterday in the Union.
The committee, which was in-

Copper Price
Not Too High,
Wheeler Says
Reduction Of Government
Buying Called Threat To
IMiner's Wages
African Competition
Menace, He Claims
WASHINGTON, April 3.-()-
Sen. Burton K. Wheeler (Dem.,
Mont.), takingeissue with President
Roosevelt's conention that the price
of copper is too high, said today the
proposed curtailment of government
purchases would throw miners out
of work.
The President contended that
prices of durable goods, including
steel and copper, were too high. He
enunciated a new policy intended to
boost purchasing power for consum-
ers' goods and discourage govern-
ment buying of durable products.
Hits Price Reduction
Wheeler, whose state is one of the
country's principal producers of cop-
per, contended it would be impossible
for American miners "to have a half-
way decent standard of living" if the
price were reduced "by any appre-
ciable extent."
(The market price recently has
been about 17 cents).
Already at odds with the White
House on the court reorganization
issue, Wheeler said:
"I am sure the President is wrong
when he states that mines in Mon-
tana can produce copper at eight or
nine cents and make a profit and
that mines in other parts of the
country can make money on five or
six cent copper.
'Can Not Make Money'
"I am sure the mines in Montana
can not make any money and pay
present wages on eight or nine cent
copper. They have a wage scale in
Butte now, I am told, of $6 a day for
ordinary miners.
"The wages go up or down auto-
matically withethe price of copper
pursuant to the contract the com-
panies have with the miners.
"Whentcopper sold around eight or
nine cents a pound, companies in
Butte had to curtail production. No
copper mines in the United States
can procduce copper for anything like
five or six cents a pound now.dVery
few of them can produce and pay
the present wages on 9 or 10 cent
Africa Competing
"Independent mining companies in
Butte tell me they have to get at
least 14 cents in order to pay the
present wage scale."l
Senator Wheeler said "Africa with
its slave labor is today the big com-
petitor of American copper," and
added, "I know of no one in America
who wants to see American miners
placed in a position where they have
got to compete with either slave la-
bor of Africa or peons of Mexico."
Varsity Nanes
IFour Debaters
To Conference
The four debaters to represent the
University at the Western Confer-
ence Debate Tournament on April
9 and 10 were announced yesterday.
by Raymond V. Shoberg of the speech
department, coach of, Varsity de-
The subject for debate is "Re-
solved: That Congress Should Be
Empowered To Grant Minimum

Wage and Maximum Hours for In-
dustry." Robert Rosa, '39, and Harry
Shniderman, '38, will compose the
affirmative team, William Centner,
'38, and Ronald Freedman, '38, will
take the negative.
The tournament, the annual meet-
ing of Big Ten debating teams, will
be held this year at the University of
The' four men chosen to make the
trip from Michigan are all seasoned
debaters who have distinguished
themselves already this season in in-
tercollegiate debates, Mr. Shoberg
Driver Arraigned
For Traffic Death
Formal charges of negligent homi-
cide were made against Lawrence
Wilkinson, 29, Detroit truck driver
for the accidental death of James
Doyle of St. Louis, Mo., who died
two hours after he was brushed be-
tween his own truck which he _a

Spanish Insurgents
Retreat Undler Fire
MADRID, April 3.--(P)-Insur-
gents tonight set fire to forests and
blew up bridges to cover a perilous
retreat in Cordoba province on the
Southern Spanish front.
Apparently they were trying to
escape a trap in the rich coal lands
of the province. Annihilation of
their force, reported in government
quarters to number 15,000 and to be
made up mostly of Italians, was be-
lieved probable if a government
maneuver succeeded.
The Cordoba reports indicated
government troops had reached the
outskirts of Villaharta, Penarroya
and Ovejo-strategic towns between'
Pozoblanco in Northern Cordoba and
the Insurgent base of Cordoba City
to the South.
Capture of Villaharta would give
the government army control of the
Cordoba Highway and cut off the In-
surgent avenue of retreat.
Seventh Annual

Senate Continues


Spring Par e
Starts May


Three-Day Discussion Will
Formulate 'A Program
For Our Times'
Spring Parley will convene the
week-end of May 7, this year, to map
"A Program For Our Times" in three
days of heated debate, according to
Ralph Danhof of the sociology de-
partment, chairman of the Parley's
executive committee.
The topic was chosen, Danhof ex-
plained, in an attempt to make the
Parley this year more constructive
than it has been previously. This is
the seventh to be held.
Subtopics, under the general theme
named above, will be chosen today
by the executive committee of 36
students meeting at the home of Dr.
Edward W. Blakeman, counselor in
religion and faculty advisor to the
As in the past, the subtopics for
the Parley will probably deal with
university education, politics, eco-
nomics, international affairs, art, the
family, and related subjects, Danhof
After selection, the general topic
together with the subheadings will
be submitted to President Ruthven
for approval, which Danhof hopes to
have obtained by Monday afternoon.
Symphony Will
Present Third
Concert Today
The University Symphony Orches-
tra under the leadership of Prof. Earle
V. Moore of the School of Music will
appear in its third concert of theT
season at 4:15 p.m. today in Hill
Assisting the Orchestra are three
members of the music school faculty,
Prof. Wassily Besekirsky, violinist;
Prof. Hanns Pik, violincellist; and
Prof. Joseph Brinkman, pianist;
while two advanced students in the
School of Music, John Krell, '375M,
flautist, and Karl Farr, '39SM, clar-
inestist, will also give special -ac-
Included in the program are con-
certos by Bach and Beethhoven, a
rhapsody by Debussy, and a fantasie
by Moussorgsky. The general public,
with the exception of small children,
is invited to attend.
Drive For Jewish
Aid Fund Started
Hillel Foundation will set the
wheels in motion for its drive to raise
$2,000 to aid in the preparation of a
homeland in Palestine for the Jews
in Germany, Poland and Roumania
at a meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday,
April 6, at the Foundation, Dr. Ber-
nard Heller director, announced yes-
Last year more than $1,300 was
collected in Ann Arbor by Hillel
foundation and sent to the Joint Dis-
tribution Committee and the United
Palestine Appeal, national organiza-
tions located in New York.
Dr. A. J. Sachar, national director
of Hillel groups, will address the
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Ford Plant Strike Settled
As Flint Truce Is Made;

Union Tactics Will Face
Certain Disapproval In
Senate Hearing
Sen. Byrd Would
Outlaw Sit-Downs1
Byrnes Attempts Change
By Coal Bill Addition;
Attacks Lawlessness
WASHINGTON, April 3.-(P)-Ad-
ministration leaders predicted today
that there would be "many hours" of
savage debate before the Senate
reaches a vote next week on the ques-
tion of condemning sit-down strikes.
They conceded there was little
doubt that the Senate finally would
adopt a blunt "declaration of policy"
against sit-down tactics, but both1
Democratic and Republican ranks
were badly split over what form the
statement should take.
Sen. Harry Byrd (Dem., Va.), in a
statement today, urged Congress to
declare "without delay or equivoca-
tion" that "sit-down strikes and law-
lessness in organized or mass form'
should not be tolerated."
"Civilized government depends up-
on obedience to constituted authori-
ty," he asserted.
'Lawlessness Rampant'
"With lawlessness r a m p a n t
throughout the land, the influence
of every official who has taken an
oath to support and defend the Con-
stitution and uphold the law should
be used in condemnation of such ad-
mitted lawlessness.
Sen. James Byrnes (Dem., S.C.),
who touched off the controversy by
trying to write a denunciation of sit-
downs into the Guffey-Vinson dcoal
bill, said he would fight every effort
to side-track his amendment.
Administration chiefs remained
hopeful, however, that the coal regu-
la'tion and sit-down issues could be
considered separately.
They indicated that they would
try to persuade Byrnes to withdraw
his amendment and offer it as a sep-
arate resolution, with the under-
standing that it would come up for a
vote as soon as the Guffey-Vinson bill
is disposed of.
Bailey Still Firm
Sen. Joseph Bailey (Dem., N.C.),
who blocked a similar maneuver Fri-
day, declared:
"I have not changed my position in
the slightest."
Some Senate leaders contended,
however, that they had enough votes
to over-ride his opposition, if Byrnes
would agree to side with them.
The South Carolinian argued that
even a slight delay in acting on the
sit-down question would have "an ex-
tremely regrettable effect on public
opinion," since it might be construed
as hesitation to "condemn lawless-
He hinted, however, that he would
agree to changes to make the con-
demnation apply to sit-down strikes
in all fields instead of in the coal in-
dustry alone.
Many Oppose Measure
Many Senators, including Wheeler
(Dem., Mont.) and Norris (Ind.,
Neb.), opposed Byrnes' measure be-
cause it struck only at the miners,
who they said had never condoned
sit-down tactics.
Sen. Rush Holt (Dem., W. Va.)
urged that provisions outlawing sit-
down strikes be inserted in all fu-
ture labor legislation.
Holt declared that John L. Lewis,
head of the Committee for Industrial
Organization, has taken exception to
the coal bill amendment as "slander-
ing the coal miners."
"It will be recalled,"he continued,
"that this is the same Mr. Lewis who
had developed the sit-down srtike
technique as leader of the CIO move-

ment in the United States."
Schottenfeld To Speak
In Oratorical Contest

Pact Designed Officials Agree To Lay Off
No Union Men In Force
To Stop Hotel Reduction In Factories
Strike Blocked Lansing Meeting
To Resume Today

DETROIT, April 3.-(M)-A peace
pact designed to end labor disputes in
Detroit's leading hotels apparently
had encountered a stumbling block
today. .
New objections and new demands
cropped up to prevent signing of the
agreement by a three-man board of
arbitration and halted negotiations
until Tuesday.
Mayor Frank Couzens, chairman of
the mediation board, said that addi-
tional proposals submitted to the
board shortly before the truce was to
have been signed necessitated the ad-
journament to permit a study of the
They were presented to the board
by the Waiters' and Waitresses' As-
sociation, the union that called the
24-hour strike Thursday at the 27-
story Book-Cadillac Hotel, the Inter-
national Typographical Union and
The Laundry Workers' Union.
The hotels whose managements
agreed March 16 to abide by the final
decision of the mediation board are
the Book-Cadillac, Fort Shelby, Stat-
ler, Webster Hall, Detroit-Leland,
Abbington, Belcrest, Clifford, Imper-
ial, Norton, Palmetto, Seward, War-
dell and Wolverine.
The status of six other hotels, also
members of the association, remained
in doubt. They were prevented, be-
cause of being in receivership, from
signing the March 16 agreement.
William Walker, president of the
Detroit Hotel Association, said that
la pact outlawing hotel strikes would
affect approximately 7,500 employes.
Meanwhile, service at the Book-
Cadillac, which was interruptedc for
the second time in as many weeks by
striking employes, had been restored,
but' police nevertheless maintained a
vigil against any further outbreaks.
Soviets Order
Larger Output
From Workers
MOSCOW, April 3.-(P)-The Rus-
sian piece worker will have to in-
crease his output this year by about
20 per cent or take a salary cut.
That was the substance of a gov-
ernment order today, announcing an
increase in production norms-the
amount required of each worker-
with a decrease in the reward for the
individual article he produces.
It placed on the shoulders of the
piece-worker part of the responsibili-
ty for stimulating lagging industrial
production. Tuesday the government
called on industry throughout the
U.S.S.R. to boost production by 20
per cent over 1936, lest the Second
Five-Year Plan fall short.
The decision to increase norms,
announced by the Commissariat of
Heavy Industry, was the second such
move within eight months.
Last September the government
raised piece-work norms 15 per cent,
as the first fruit of the Stakhanoff
movement-the system of applying
better methods in Soviet industry to
increase production.
The norm has been fixed on the
average daily output of the average
worker. Piece-workers who were able
to exceed that mark greatly were re-
warded handsomely with bonuses.
Black Legion Imitated
By Tucson Boys Gang
TUCSON, Ariz., April 3.-(IP)-Po-
lice Chief C. A. Wollard said today
a gang of boys here "patterned after
the Black Legion" have been brand-
ing their members with red hot ice
picks and hiding stolen goods in their
storm sewer headquarters.
Wollard said the boys-9 to 14
years old--called themselves the

"Black Legion," the "Red Devils,"
and the "Dynamiters." He said 12

General Motors Agreement
Opens Way For Return
To Work Tomorrow
KANSAS CITY. April 3.-(A)-Ed
Hall, second vice president of the
United Automobile Workers of Amer-
ica, announced settlement tonight of
the strike which closed the Ford Mo-
tor Company's assembly plant here.
Hall said the strikers will return
to work Monday "without any dis-
crimination, whatsoever."
Following a conference with Ford
officials tonight, Hall said recogni-
tion of the UAWA was not dis-
cussed because "recognition was not
an issue."
The men, who evacuated the plant
late today after sitting down in it
more than 24 hours, struck yester-
day in protest against what they
called discrimination against union
men and men of long service in se-
lection of workers to be laid off.
Discrimination Felt
"The main grievance," Hall said to-
day, "is that these men had felt dis-
criminatign for union membership.
"The men were told by me, and I
have the word of reliable men in the
Ford Motor Company, that they could
be assured that in this layoff there
will be no layoff of union men.
"I told the men that when they
evacuated the plant, and we intend
to see that this is lived up to."
Asked whether his statement
meant definitely "no union men"
would be among those laid off, or
that seniority would be followed,
Hall reiterated that organization
members would be exempt.
Previously Hall had expressed hope
that "all differences will be ironed
out before Monday" in the first sit-
down labor dispute ever to occurin
a Ford unit.
The strikers, however, termed evac-
uation of the plant merely a change
in tactics and began 24 hour picket-
ing until agreement is reached on the
dispute ascribed by the union to the
manner in which the plant laid off
about 300 men.
Ford men refused to make public
their names and positions.
DETROIT, April 3.-() - Gov.
Frank Murphy announced tonight
that the Chrysler strike conference
was "advancing toward settlement"
after Walter P. Chrysler and John L.
Lewis renewed their search for a col-
lective bargaining agreement accept-
able to both.
An agreement of striking automo-
bile workers at Flint, opened the way
for 15,000 General Motors employes
to return to work Monday, while at
Kansas City sit-down strikers evacu-
ated the assembly plant of the Ford
Motor Company they had held for 24
Homer ; Martin, president of the
United Automobile Workers of Amer-
ica, asserted that strike sentiment
among the union's members was sub-
Governor Murphy made his state-
ment as the conference in his Lan-
sing office recessed until 10 a.m. to-
morrow. The recess was the Gover-
nor's suggestion. No explanation was
given, but it was assumed each side
was studying a bargaining formula.
Agree On Wages
Robert C. Travis, UAWA organ-
izer whose coiference at Flint with
Robert Lenz, Chevrolet operations
manager, resulted in the decision to
reopen the plant, said a general wage
adjustment effective Monday was
agreed upon and that Lenz would
discuss a union complaint that cer-
tain parts of the assembly line were
Difficulties attendant upon insti-
tution of a shop steward system
under the March 12 agreement that
ended the long General Motors strikes
will be discussed by Martin and com-
pany officials in a conference tomor-
row morning.

SThework interruptions at Flint


meetig, at which a committee Wil li rn~ofli'' xinro

be appointed to canvass fraternities{
and independents for contributions.
Independent's Meeting
To Be Held Tomorrow

{ tiivinicnouuent~Liimi, 0, winnier oz
the University Oratorical Contest
held this week will represent Mich-
igan at the Northern Oratorical
Speech Contest to be held at the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin on May 7, it was
announced yesterday by Prof. Louis

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