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VOL. XLYII No. 136 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1937

PRICE FIVE CENTS

CampusAction
Opposing War
WinsApproval
Of University
Site Same As Last Year;
Two Items Of Document
Are Unapproved
Four-Point Program
Of Action Is Set Up
Part pation of the campus in the
April \22 nation-wide anti war dem-
onstration was assured last night by
the University Peace Council, when
it announced acceptance by. the
University of all except two sections
of its petition.
A four-point plan of action was
adopted by the Council at its regular
meeting to ask the University to re-
consider granting permission for the
passage of resolutions. The council
will forego an attempt to re-appeal
for the use of the library steps as a
site.
Contact Governor Murphy
The demonstration will be held
on the mail between the University
High, School and the College of Ar-
chitecture, the same location on
which 2,000 students assembled last
year. Classes will be dismissed for
an hour at 11 a.m.
The Council was contacting Gov.
Frank Murphy last night as one of,
the possible speakers for the meet-;
ing. Other persons being consid-;
ered are Heywood Broun, notedE
Sc'ripps-Howard newspaper colum-
nist, and Paul De Kruif, author.I
The plea for reconsideration for
the passage of resolutions will be
addressed by Prof. Henry C. An-
derson, director of alumni-student1
relations and representative for
President Ruthven in negotiations
with the Peace Council ;and thea
council of deans which will convene
tomorrow.
Faculty Supports Petition
Faculty support for the petition
has already been registered by Dr.
Edward W. Blakeman, counselor in
religious education, P rof. Howard B.
Calderwood, of the political science
department, Prof. John P. Dawson
and Prof. John E. Tracy of the Law
School, and Prof. John F. Shepard
of the psychology department.
Professor Anderson was reported
to have objected to the passage of
resolutions because they might be
construed as expression of official
University opinion.
The resolutions which the Council
(Continued on Page 6)
Fascist Forces
Retaliate; Win
In Nor th Spain
Basque StrongholdTaken
In Advance To Durango;
Halt Guadalajara Drive
(By The Associated Press)
Spanish Insurgents countered their
foe's victory drive in southern Spain
Monday night with triumphs in the
North.
They captured the Basque strong-
hold of Ochandiano and three vil-
lages, Clateta, Verderin and' Mon-
chategus, in their offensive against
Bilbao, Basque capital.
An advance of three miles brought

them within six miles of Durango, key
to the Bilbao defenses. Bilbao is 16
miles from Durango.
Two sharp Insurgent attacks on
the Guadalajara front were repulsed
by the government, whose southern
army pressed on in Cordoba province
to capture the village of La Gran-
juela.
This success opened a direct path
for government attack on the Insur-
gents holding the valuable Pen Aroya
coal mines.
Police in Madrid seized a store of
bombs and arms in one of the cap-
ital's principal markets. They said
this action, which included the ar-
rest of 12 men, had broken up a plot
to convert the market and a nearby
hotel into an Insurgent fortress.
A government spokesmen in Rome
asserted Italy may withdraw from
the European "Hands-off Spain"
agreement on the basis of charges
France -had violated it.
His statement followed charges by
the authoritative Italian newspaper
Giornale d'Italia that France has
"flagrantly violated" the accord.

Ann Arbor's New Mayor

WALTER C. SADLER
Solution Close
In Conference
on Auto Strike
Murphy Fails To Comment
As Chrysler Meeting Has
Recess UntilToday
LANSING, April 5.-(')-A con-
ference between Walter P. Chrysler
and John L. Lewis on the Chrysler
automotive strike adjourned tonight
without reaching a settlement, which
earlier reports had said might come
in "a matter of hours."
"There is no comment I can make,"
Gov. Frank Murphy, Michigan's in-
dustrial peacemaker, announced as
the negotiators recessed until 10 a.m.
(EST) tomorrow.
An authoritative source disclosed
that an agreement might be reached
tomorrow or Wednesday. This in-
formant said the final pact will be
"far more explicit than the General
Motors plan" and will be so careful-
ly drawn "that only minor distur-
bances can follow."
Ifidifr ist1 'l during the 'day were
that Chrysler, chairman of his cor-
poration's board, and Lewis, head of
the Committee for Industrial Or-
ganization, together with their asso-
ciates, had been laboring over final
phraseology of the strike settlement
formula.
"I would not say that," was Gov-
ernor Murhpy's answer, however,
when newsmen asked if an agree-
ment had been reached tentatively
but awaited final drafting. His reply
came immediately after the night's
adjournment.
The Governor said that the Chrys-
ler conferees would converse with
their plant managers tonight, prob-
ably by telephone.
Dr. William Haber, University of
Michigan ecoqomics professor and
one of Governor Murhpys' advisers,
entered the Governor's office before
the session ended. He would not re-
veal his mission, and it was not
known whether he was with Murphy
alone 'or whether the other nego-
tiators were present.
German Group
To Give green
Cockatoo' Here
Arthur Schnitzler's drama "The
Green Cockatoo" will be presented by
Deutscher Verein at 8:30pp.m. today
in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The action of the play occurs on
the day of the storming of the Bas-
tille, July 14, 1789. Into the inn
around which the drama revolves,
Schnitzler has introduced all the es-
sential elements that contributed to
the French Revolution, according to
Otto Graf, of the' German depart-
ment, director
The cast, which has beeninre-
hearsal for six weeks, is composed
entirely of members of Deutscher
Verein.
Last night, amid a stage replete
with powdered wigs, dangling swords
rnd groups of the Parisian mob, the
dress rehearsal was held.
Many of the cast were chosen by
Prof. Henry A. Nordmeyer, according
to one of the principals, who as-
serted further that it is believed that
Professor Nordmeyer in most in-
stances chose those persons whose
personal characteristics were almost
exactly consonant with the charac-
ters in the play.-
The principals in the plav include

Bill To Control
Coal Industry
Passes Senate.
Majority Quashes Attempt
At Changing Act; Raise
Constitutionality Doubt
Votes Down Clause
On Sitdown Strike
WASHINGTON, April 5.--(P)-The
Guffey-Vinson Coal Bill, represent-
ing the newest effort to regulate the
soft coal industry, passed the Senate
today and went to the House for ac-
tion on a stack of amendments, most
of them minor.
The" Administration mn a j o r i t y
squelched all efforts to alter material
features of the bill and pushed the
measure through with a 58-15 vote,
despite warnings by some Senators
that parts of it might be invalidated
by the Supreme Court.
Before the final vote, the Senate
rejected the anti-sit-down strike
amendment which had blocked action
for three days.
fo tBorah Amendment Fails
Senator Borah (Rep., Ida.) made a
last-minute effort to eliminate from'
the bill a section exempting coal pro-
ducers from prosecution under anti-
trust laws because of their compli-
ance with the measure. His proposal
went down, 58 to 23.
The bill is similar to the old Guffey
act, but does not contain labor pro-
visions which the Supreme Court
found objectionable when it invali-
dated the earlier legislation last May
Proponents assured the Senate every
effort had been made to meet the
Court's objections in the new bill.
The measure would create a seven-
man National Bituminous Coal Com-
mission,to fix minimum prices based
on cost of production and to enforce
a code of fair practices. The Com-
mission also would have authority to
fix maximum prices.
Constitutionality Argued
The question of the measure's con-
stitutionality was raised several times
during the debate. Senator Tydings
(Dem., Md.) voted fo, the bill but
said proposed control of intra-state
coal transactions might invalidate
the measure.
Senator Borah contended the Sen-
ate had no authority to exempt coal
producers from the Sherman Anti-
Trust 4ct. He contended a specific
exemption would not be necessary
because the price-fixing and fair
practices involved would not violate
the anti-trust stattes. If the ex-
emption were given, he asserted, pro-
ducers might use it to form price
combinations.
Shed To Aid Wings
In Rangers Series.
Johnny Sherf, former Michigan
ace hockey player and this season
with the Pittsburgh Hornets, en-
trained with the Detroit Red Wings
for New York last night. He was
called by Manager Jack Adams for
the purpose of filling an emergency
or as a replacement at left wing,
should he be needed.
Sheff played as a member of the
Michigan hockey teams in the 12,
'33 and '34 seasons when he was given
All-American left wing post. He was
co-captain in the 1934-35 team and
held the individual scoring records
for Michigan 'players until last year
when it was broken by Vic Heyliger.
Adams regarded Sherf as major
league material his first year out of

school, when he played on the Olym-
pics. This year, however, Adams had
no need for left wingers so he shipped
Sherf to Pittsburgh.
TW I T~~ 1U d l' U.1

Spring Parley
Gains Support
From Ruthven
Faculty Counselors To Be
Humnphries, Blakeman,
And Angell
First Meeting Set;
Topics Decided On

is

Detroit Returns Favored
To Carry Democratic1
Nominees For Regfent

Leading In Race

President Ruthven lent his support 1________
yesterday to the plans for the sev-
enth annual Spring Parley, which Republicans A
will convene at the Union on Friday,
May 7 to construct "A Program for For Three
Our Times" in a week-end of debate
and panel discussions.
Voicing approval of the general Superintendent 0
purpose of the Parley and the main IsrcinJl
theme, President Ruthven suggested Instruction Job
consideration of the specific sub- Won By Elliott
topics and faculty panel by the ad-
visory committee nominated by the Edmund C. Shields,
student group and approved by him-
self. Lansing, and Richard R.
The committee consists of Prof. publican, Grand Rapids,

head
Offices
f PublicI
Is Easily
Democrat,
Smith, Re-
were' lead-

Returns From All Wards
Excppt 7th Show Sadler
194 Votes Ahead
Prof. Young Wins
Council Presidency

City Balloting On
Gives Murf in,
Small Majorities

Regents
Shields

ladler Wins Mayoralty
Position As Close Fight
Marks Regents' Election

Prof. Walter C. Sadler of the Col-
lege of Engineering was virtually as-
sured of election as mayor at 4 a.m.

Charles F. Remer, acting chairman ing at 4 a.m. today for the posts of
of the economics department, Dean Regent of the University with the
Wilbur R. Humphries of the literary'voefrm267utfthsaes
college, Prof. Robert Angell of the votes from 2,627 out of the state's
sociology department, and Dr. Ed- 3,480 precincts counted.
ward Blakeman, counselor of religion. In one of the closest spring elec-
The subtopics were accepted and tions in the history of the state, the
unanimously approvedathadmeeting Democratic and Republican candi-
of campus organization heads Sun-
day. Members of the faculty panel dates for the Board of Regents fought
will be selected at a meeting today of to gain or hold slim margins as over
the student executive council from a 200 precincts from Wayne county re-

general list of nominations sub-
mitted by the all-campus group.
Both the panel and the sub-topics
as well as the final organizational
plans of the Parley will be sent to the
advisory committee Wednesday.
Following the procedure of former
years, the Parley will open with twoI
general sessions Friday afternoon
and night. On Saturday, seven sec-
tion meetings will be held simultane-
ously during the afternoon and night
to discuss the different phases of the
general question. A session on Sun-
day morning to correlate the discus-
sions of the various sections will con-
clude the Parley.
The seven approaches to the "Pro-
gram For Our Times" will be:
1. Our Economic System-handsI
(Continued on Page 2)
Daily Had Locked
Its Forms; No War
Story Printed Here
At 2 a.m. twenty years ago today,
The Michigan Daily had locked its
forms and gone to press, carrying as
its latest flash on the World War,
that debate on the question was still
l progressing in the House and Sen-
ate. A few minutes later, an excited
member of the United Press in De-
troit called up and informed an un-
derstaff member of The Daily that
America had entered the war. "We're
not interested," the embryonic jour-
-nalist said, "we've already gone to
press."
Thus the Michigan Daily did not
carry the story of America's entrance
into the war for 11 days, for the issue
Apri 6, 1917 was the last one before
Spring Vacation that year. f
However, The Daily of April 17,
1917, the first one published after
Spring Vacation adequately compen-
sated for the blunder of the young
staff member. Eighty inches of the
102 inches of copy on the front page
were devoted to the war and its
various angles, both local and na-
tional. One particularly interesting
story, boxed at the top of the page,
told of a letter from the Council of
National Defense urging all medical
students to finish their medical
course. "The country needs the
trained and not the untrained serv-
ices of its medical students," it said.
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mained unheard from.
Wayne Returns Slow
The returns from Wayne county,
slow in coming, were expected to de-
feat Mr. Murfin after being a mem-
ber of the Board of Regents since
1917. Mr. Smith has been a Regent
since 1931.
Mr. Shields served as Regent in
1933 when he was appointed by for-#
mer Gov. William A. Comstock. He1
was graduated from the literary col-
lege of the University in 1894 and
received his law degree here in 1896.
During his six years in college he,
was active in major sports. He is at
present a member of the Democratic
National Committee for Michigan.
Mr. Lynch was graduated from
the literary college in 1910 and re-
ceived his law degree two years later.
He is a member of the Michigan
State Bar and the Detroit Bar Asso-
ciation.
Elliott Wins
Eugene B. Elliott, Republican Sup-'
erintendent of Public Instruction,
had an outstate lead of approximate-
ly 40,000 when more than two thirds
of the precincts outside of Wayne
county reported. Indications were it
might rise to more than 50,000 in
complete outstate returns.
The Wayne county vote-in 450
precincts which had reported-ran
about three to two in favor of the
Democrats. To wipe out Elliott's lead
a Wayne county vote of 250,000
would be required, should all ratios
continue unchanged.

Two Republican justices of the Su-
preme Court were slightly behind
Elliott, They had outstate leads of
more than 30,000. Their supporters'
believed they had a chance of win-
ning.
Van Wagoner Reelected'
The reelection of Murray D. Van
Wagoner, Democratic state highway'
commissioner, was conceded. The
trend of the voting pointed to victory'
for Democratic candidates for the
State Board of Agriculture and the
State Board of Education.
Republican hopes for the election
of at least one candidate on their
ticket soared as Elliott's outstate ma-
jority continued to pile up and the
early Wayne county returns were
surprisingly small. In this combina-
tion they saw the possibility of sal-
vaging something from what had
looked like a clean sweep, for the
Democrats in the earlier returns.
' Indications were the final vote for
both Superintendent of Public In-
struction and justices of the Supreme
Court might be close.
To Pick Champion
Debate Team Here
The State championship highi
school debate will be held in Hilll
Auditorium at 8:15 p.m. April 30; it
was announced yesterday by Prof.
Gail Densmore of the speech depart-
ment.
The four high schools still remain-
ing in the tournament are Flint Nor-
thern, Detroit Mackenzie, Ionia and
Elsie. The semi-finals will be held in
Flint and Elsie.
Freshmen of the University will put
on an exhibition debate for the high

EDMUND C. SHIELDS
Independents
Plan Activities
Over Vacation
Dinner Meeting Scheduled
For April 20; To Invite
Faculty Members
A program of activity during the i
Spring Vacation aiming toward the 3
vitalization and crystallization of
plans for organization was discussed
and approved at ,the meeting of thet
Independents last night at the Union.I
The hope was expressed by thef
chairman, Bruce Telfer, '38, and sev-I
eral members, that the programi
would be completpd sufficiently to
allow the selection of committees
along functional lines at the nextc
dinner 'meeting to be held Tuesday,f
April 20, at the Union.
It was urged that all members and
others interested attend the meeting
the second day after vacation in the7
event that committees selections are
made. Cards of notification will also
be sent to members.
It was further decided that faculty
and student speakers address the+
dinner meeting. Arrangements are
to be made by Telfer, who is a mem-
ber of the Union Executive Council,+
and by several members of the In-.
dependents' Executive Committee.
Investigation into organization
plans at other universites and col-
leges was placed in the hands of the
Executive Committee to complete
during Spring Vacation.
The proposal that one of several
faculty members be asked to serve
on the Executive Committee and as-
sume active participation in the or-
ganization was agreed upon unani-
mnously. Arrangements to approach
several faculty members were subse-
quently made.
Leader D. Lef ies
French Social
PartyBreak-Up
PARIS, April 5.-(A)-Col. Fran-
cois ole la Rocque in an address to the
nation tonight defied Premier Leon
Blum to break his French Social
Party, which the governmenthcharges,
is the nationalist Croix de Feu under
a new name.
De la Rocque was indicted today
with five of his aides on a charge of
recreating the Croix de Feu, declared
illegal by government decree.
Chargingthat Blum's was a "dic-
tatorial government," de la Rocque
asserted tonight his party with a
membership of more than 2,000,000
"cannot be destroyed nor sup-
pressed."
Called a Fascist chief by the Peo-
ple's Front government, the Colonel
warned that, "we will continue to
work no matter what happens." ,.
He assailed the General Confed-
eration of Labor, which last month
called a half-day general strike in the
Paris area in protest against Fas-
cism, as responsible for his indict-
ment.

,his morning when complete returns
from all voting districts except the
strong Republican second precinct of
he Seventh ward gave him a lead of
194 votes over his Democratic op-
ponent, Arthur C. Lehman. The count
stood 2796 to 2602.
Professor Sadler said early today
that he expected a majority of at
east 600 votes in that precinct when
the results are tabulated. The sec-
and precinct of ward seven is the
argest in the city and is Professor
Sadler's home constituency.
The entire Republican ticket was
swept into office in the city to bear
out pre-election predictions of the
customary Republican victory, al-
though the vote was one of the closest
in years. Democratic leaders con-
ceded victory in all city offices.
All Republican candidates led in
the county balloting' where 21 out of
36 precincts were reported.
Murfin And Smith Lead
Regents James o. Murfin of De-
troit and Richard R. Smith of Grand
Rapids led their Democratic oppon-
ents, Edmund C. Shields and John
D. Lynch by almost 2,000 votes each
in the 21 precincts reported.
Prof. Leigh J. Young of the forestry
school, candidate for president of the
city council, was unopposed in the
election.
Fred C. Perry, incumbent city clerk,
was assured of reelection to the of-
fice over his Democratic opponent,
Harry H. Atwell. The count stood at
2,993 to 2,336 in the precincts that
were reported.
Herbert W. Crippen, present. city
assessor was far ahead of William C.
Gerstner, Democrat, 3,323 to -1,956,
and Jay H. Payne, Republican jus-
tice of the peace was certain of re-
election over Hubert Thompson,
Democrat. The nearly complete re-
sults place him comfortably ahead,
3,267 to 2,062.
Democrats Carry Ward Five
Results of the voting for super-
visor, alderman and constable were
available in only the second, third
and fifth wards.
In the fifth ward the Democrats
carried all three offices, Louis C.
Bauer defeating Werner A. Hinter-
man for supervisor, 177 to 135 and
Arbie C. Clever defeating Nuel E.
Smock for alderman, 204 to 113. Jo-
seph Gross, constable, was unopposed.
Murray D. VanWagoner, Demo-
cratic state highway commissioner,
was running behind in the county
where 33 out of 36 precincts gave
Charles M. Zeigler, Republican, 6,395
votes to 5501 for Van Wagoner.
T. Reardon Peirsol, chairman of
the Sixth ward Republican commit-
tee, refused to comment yesterday on
charges made Saturday by George
Smith that he had intimidated Smith
into withdrawing his nominating pe-
tition as Republican candidate for
supervisor from that ward to leave
the field open for the Democratic
candidate, Prof. George C. S. Ben-
son, of the University Bureau of Gov-
ernment.
Democrats Win Four
The Democratic candidates carried
four of the seven wards in the city
to poll one of the strongest Demo-
cratic votes ever recorded here. The
wards which went Democratic were
the second, third, fourth and fifth.
Their margins were slight, however,
in all except the light voting fifth
ward where it was almost two to one.
The Republicans made up for their
losses in the Sixth ward which went
Republican by three to one, and the
seventh ward where the margin is
expected to be even larger.
The vote by wards for mayor:
First ward-Sadler, 336; Lehman,
228.

i

inturnallIonaidL nres t vviirni
War In Decade, Slosson Asserts
By ALBERT MAYIO depression that even that meager
New religions with their gods being xistence was denied to them," he
the gods of the totalitarian state, are ad' "Manchuria, Germany, Spain,
andAustria are outstanding examples
forming an integral part of a pat- of nations with dictatorships and ag-
tern of international unrest-an un- I gressive foreign policies arising out
rest which will lead to ,war within of economic poverty."
ten years-according to Prof. Preston I The 20-year cycle, Professor Slos-
W. Slosson of the history depart- son explained, is the intermittent
ment. period of time which seems always to
Speaking before the Westminster be punctuated by war. The imme-
Guild Sunday, Professor Slosson diate impressions of the last war are
stated that the other general causes always forgotten, he said, by the
for such a war are a prevailing ten- youth of the participating nations.
dency to form leagues and alliances The new generation which has arisen
and economic distress. since the World War did not experi-
Lack of trade, not lack of colonies, ence the war, but the peace that foi-
is the chief economic reason for war, owed- thev know. only too well.

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