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XLVII No. 95

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 1937

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VT. Will Try
Make Final
tlement Of

Martial Law In Anderson, id.,
Prevented Vigilante Violence'

Strike Issues
Six Of Union's Demands
Remain To Be Answered
In Conference
Hoffman Challenge
AcceptedBy CI.O.
DETROIT, Feb. 15.-U/P-General
Motors Corp., many of its produc-
tion lines already humming in a
drive to regain output lost during
prolonged strikes, will seek tomor-
row a final settlement of issues with
the United Automobile Workers of
America.
Only two of eight. union demands
-collective bargaining and union
recognition-were settled in the
agreement that ended the strikes
last Thursday. Six others remain
for negotiations staring tomorrow
.rn~rting.
Wage Increases
Development s on the automotive
labor front brought wage increases
for hourly workers of two body man-
ufacturing concerns not connected
writh 'General Motors.. The Briggs
Manufacturing Co. put into effect to-
day an indefinite increase, based on
mWerit, for some 27,000 hourly-rate
employes. The Murray Corp. 'of
America announced it would increase
hourly wage minimums tomorrow to
75 cents for men and 65 cents for
womnen, and grant a five-cent in-
crease to all workers now earning
these minimums or more. The ac-
ion affects about 10,000 employes.
Geeral Motors counted some 75,-
000 employes back at work in its au-
tmoie plants after varying pe-
rios f .idleness because of strikes
and parts shortages, and pushed to-
ward its goal of restoring full capa-
city operations next week. By Mach
the corporation expects to produce
225,000 crs, and trucks a month.
Mri~n's Demands
General Motors announced in-
creases for its wage earners last week,
as did Chrysler Corp. and the Pack-
ard Motor Car Co.
The union demands to be consid-
ered by tomorrow's conferees as
agreed upon in the strike settlement,
were listed by Homer Martin, U.A.-
W.A. president, on Jan. 4 as:
"Abolition of all piece work systems
of pay, and the adoption of a straight
hourly rate in its place.
"Thirty-hour work week and six-
hour work day and time and one-half
for all time worked over the basic
work day and work week.
"Establishment of a minimum rate
of pay commensurate with an Amer-
ican standard of living.
"Reinstatement of all employes
who have been unjustly discharged.
"Seniority, based on length of serv-
ice.
"Speed of production shall be mu-
tually agreedtupon by the manage-
met and the union committee in
all General Motors plants."
New Jersey To Use
Force Against C.I.O
TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 15.-I)-
Gov. Harold G. Hoffman warned or-
ganizers for John L. Lewis' Commit-
tee for Industrial Organization today
he would use "the entire resources
of the state" to prevent seizure of
company property through "sit-
down" strikes.
His statement, issued a few hours
after formation of the "North Jersey
Council for Industrial Organization,"
brought from Julius Emspak, 32-
year-old C..O. leader, a challenge
that the committee would "moye in
on" New Jersey and "use every wea-
pon at our disposal."

Gypsies' Life,
Is Background
Of Soviet Film
"Gypsies," the Amkino film depict-
ing the life of the 80,000 gypsies in
the Soviet Union, will be shown at
8:15 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sat-
urday in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre by the Art Cinema League.
Seats may be reserved at the
theatre box office beginning at 10
a.m. Wednesday for the performance,
which will also include two Disney
short reels.
Mrs. Lila Pargment, of the Russian

Guide Lamp Workers Say1
Vigilantes Threatened;
Victor Reuther's Life
EDITOR'S NOTE: Edward Magdol, a
member of The Daily staff, rode with
Norrpan Thomas, three-time Socialist
candidate forPresident, from Ann Ar-
bor to Anderson, Ind. In the following
article he describes the vigilante de-
velopments in Anderson,
By EDWARD MAGDOL
A "Wild-West" barroom incident in,
the modest industrial city of Ander-
son, Ind., early Saturday morning;
promised to embroil that community
in vigilante attacks on auto workers
had not the Indiana National Guard
proclaimed martial law.
Accompanying Norman Thomas,
Brandt Named
Head Chairman
Of Centennial
Other Appointments Made
By President Ruthven;
Glenn Frank To Speak
The appointment of Prof. Carl A.
Brandt of the speech department as
general chairman of the 1937 centen-
nial celebration of the University was
announced yesterday by T. Hawley
Tapping, publicity chairman of the
celebration.
The following appointments to
committees in charge of the celebra-
tion, at which Glenn Frank, formerly
president of the University of Wis-'
consin, will speak, were made yester-
r ay by President Ruthven:
Frank Closes Meeting
Prof. Philip E. Bursley, chairman
of the housing committee, Prof. Her-
bert Kenyon, chairman of the en-
tertainment committee,Mrs. Lucille
Conger, chairman of the alumnae
activities committee, Arthur Stace,
chairman of the community commit-
tee, Emory J. Hyde, chairman of the
prograrn committee and Wilfred, B.
Shaw, chairman of the publicity com-
mittee.
Dr. Frank, upon whom an hon-
orary degree was conferred by the
University in 1924, will bring the five-
day observance of the centeniial,
which begins Monday, June 14, to a
close with an address on "The Uni-
versity and the Enrichment of Life."
Prominent Alumni
The celebration, which is to be cli-
maxed with commencement exercises
on Saturday, June 19, will be devoted
to an inventory of past accomplish-
ments and a consideration of the
University's future responsibility in
higher education. The theme will be
"Michigan Between Two Centuries."
Prominent alumni in all walks of
life will participate in the observ-
ance by attempting to furnish from
practical experience a guide to be
used in relating the University's
courses to the needs of a contempo-
rary society. Among the speakers
in addition to Dr. Frank are Chris-
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Senators Wage
Wordy Battles
On Court Plan
Minton Defends Roosevelt
As Glass Strikes Back
At Cummings
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.-()-The
strenuous fighting over President
Roosevelt's proposal to revamp the
judiciary today found Senator Min-
ton (Dem., Iy.) defending Mr.
Roosevelt as the servant of the
masses and Senator Glass (Dem.,
Va.) assailing the President's attor-

ney general as "evasive."
Minton, in a radio speech, urged
enactment of the President's proposal
to name six new justices to the Su-
preme Court. The senator declared
it would strip "five men" of "an ab-
solute veto power over legislative pol-
icies of the people's chosen represen-
tatives."
Senator Glass, taking direct issue
with Attorney General Cummings'
speech of last night defending the
court reorganization, charged Cum-
mings with "evasive, disingenious and
misleading" statements
Continuation Of Union
Coffee Hour Announced
A four-week trial having proved
successful, the Union Coffee Hour and
discussion aroup offering students

three times candidate for President
on the Socialist Party ticket, who
drove from Ann Arbor to Anderson to
see for himself, he said, what condi-
tions prevailed there, this correspon-
dent was informed of a series of
events which indicated the proba-
bility of "vigilante violence."
Threaten Reuther
The immediate cause for the proc-
lamation of martial law in Madison
County was a shooting of several
union workers at about 12:30 a.m.
Saturday by a barkeeper who, it is
said, is a company policeman of the
Guide Lamp plant. The actual de-
tails of the shooting, for which the
wounded men were arrested and the
shooter released by Chief of Police
Joseph Carney, were still unverified.
Previous to this incident, it was
learned, threats had been made by
a mob of vigilantes on the life of
Victor Reuther, U.A.W. organizer in
the Anderson area.
Mr. Thomas, in his endeavor to ob-
serve all viewpoints of the situation,
visited Col. Albert H. Whitcomb, com-
manding the guardsmen in the
county, Mayor Harry R. Baldwin, and
the Anderson Daily Herald, local
morning newspaper.
LaFollette Committee
At union headquarters, Milton Sie-
gel, union attorney from Indianapolis
and B. J. Widick, C.I.O. organizer,
related how in August three union
organizers were met in the streets of
Anderson by un-uniformed men and
told to leave town. Siegel said he
was contacting the LaFollette Civil
Liberties Committee for an investiga-
tion of the Citizens League for In-
(Continuied on Page 2)
Tension Eases
As DelcowRemy
PlantsOperate
National Guards P a t r o 1
Anderson Streets; Union,
Non-Union Men Mingle
ANDERSON, Ind., Feb. 15.-(AP)-
Hiding their feud, which flared into
violence Saturday and brought mili-
tary rule to Anderson,.union and non-
union automotive craftsmen marched
peacefully today to their jobs at the
Guide Lamp and De-lco-Remy divi-
sions of General Motors.
With tension easing, Col. Albert H.
Whitcomb granted permission to the
United Automobile Workers of Amer-
ica to hold two meetings, their first
under the military rule, and to dis-
tribute their publications. Colonel
Whitcomb commands the troops.
Patrol Streets
National guardsmen, bayonets
fixed, partolled the streets around
the two plants as about 2,400 em-
ployes resumed work in the Guide
Lamp factory, scene of a recent "sit-
down" strike and about 7,000 work-
ers returned to jobs in the Delco-
Remy plant.
The guard was increased tonight
as shifts in the factories changed.
Colonel Whitcomb said his troops
reported no disturbances.
Writer Is Wounded
Citizens went about their business
as usual except that they could not
buy liquor under the martial rule.
Union leaders, after obtaining Col-
onel Whitcomb's approval, planned
a meeting of their strategy board and
a session of their woman's auxiliary.
Colonel Whitcomb agreed also that
they might distribute 3,000 copies of
the United Automobile Workers'
Journal and the union's mimeo-
graphed publication.
Heaton Vorse, New York, writer for
a labor paper, and John Rose, Flint,
a union man, the most seriously
wounded in the clash, were reported
in "fair condition" at St. John's
Hospital. -

Great Powers
Hasten Action
On Neutrality
Portugal May Be Coerced
By Blockade As Result
Of Adamant Attitude
Blum Warns Italy
Against 'Invasion'
LONDON, Feb. 15.-(P)-Europe's'
major powers lined up tonight in an
agreement to try to keep foreign vol-+
unteers from entering strife-torn+
Spain after March 6.
They acted in the face of Portugal's
continued refusal to cooperate. In-
formed persons said if Portugal main-
tained that stand, it was likely she
would be subjected to a naval block-
ade to prevent foreigners entering
Spain through her territory.
Representatives of Great Britain,
France, Italy, Germany and Russia-
which with Portugal form a sub-
committee of international "Hands-
off-Spain" group-agreed at a meet-
ing that all the 27 countries of the
committee must complete plans for
controlling the influx of foreign
fighters by midnight Saturday, Feb.
20.
The complete control program to
isolate the civil war, they agreed,
must become effective by March 6.
Portugal's delegate said he await-
ed a decision by his government,
which has turned a deaf ear to the
plan thus far.
Informed sources asserted. there
was little doubt the full committee
would ratify the sub-committee's de-
cision at a meeting tomorrow.
If Portugal continued in her re-
fusal to participate, they declared, the
other powers would go right ahead
in arranging to blockade her coast
as well as that of Spain to make
the plan effective.
The naval patrol program resulted
from the refusal of both the Valencia
government and the insurgent ad-
ministration to permit neutral ob-
servers to be stationed on their ter-
ritory.
The ships, while having no au-
thdrity to stop and search suspected,
vessels, would report their movements
to the international committee and
governments would be asked to pen-
alize the owners.
Fretnch Premier Leon Blum's sud-
denly belligerent stand regarding
Italian aid to the Spanish insurgents
was believed to have influenced the
sub-committee to take serious action.
Blum, in Paris, warned Italy that
France will not tolerate the "open
invasion of Spain," asserting French
patience is being taxed near the
point of independence of action.
Merlino Leaves
To Accept Post
At Boston U.
Camillo P. Merlino of the Romance
Language department will resign
from his position as associate pro-
fessor of Italian here at the end of
the current semester to accept a po-
sition at Boston University, it was an-
nounced yesterday.
Professor Merlino came to the
University in 1930, from Bryn Mawr
College, where he was in charge of
Italian studies. He was graduated
from Harvard with high honors in
1923, received his doctorate in 1928,
and studied in France, Spain and
Italy on a Roger Travelling Fellow-

ship in 1926 and 1927. Previously
he was associated with the French
department at the University of Cal-
ifornia. His promotion to an as-
sociate professorship became effective
last fall.

'Pipes,' Singing Mouse
Captured After Chase
When Dr. C. Howard Ross, of 1513
Brooklyn Ave., heard a faint but dis-
tinctly musical squeaking in his liv-
ing room, he thought at first that it
must be something wrong with the
pipes.
So when the melody proved to be
the work of a talented mouse who
was singing from his vantage point
somewhere in the basement, Dr. Ross
christened him "Pipes" and set a
trap for him. But Pipes proved as
clever as he was gifted, and evaded
every effort of the doctor and his
family until Saturday night, when an
elaborate box trap finally caught him,
still singing as merrily as ever.
Dr. Ross isn't sure what he will
do with Pipes, but admits he might
consider an offer from a circus.
Nine Soloists
Are To Sing
In May Festival

Kirsten
For
Final

Flagstad
Opening
Will Be

Returns
Night;
'Aida'

The appearance of nine outstand-
ing soloists for the May Festival and
the outline of the program to be pre-
sented May 12-15 were revealed yes-
terday by Charles A. Sink, president
of the School of Music.
Participating as guest soloists in
the traditional Music Festival will
be Kirsten Flagstad, who opened the
current Choral Union concert series
last fall, and Elizabeth Rethberg, so-
pranos; Marion Telva, controlto; Ar-
thur Carron and Lauritz Melchior,
tenors; Carlos Morelli, a graduate of
the engineering college, baritone; En-
zio Pinza, bass, Eugene List, pianist;
and Joseph Knitzer, violinist. All the
vocalists are starred with the Metro-
politan Opera Association.
The program as briefly outlined
provides for the presentation of Ver-
di's "Aida" on the closing night of
the Festival, sung by the Choral
Union under the baton of Prof. Earl
V. Moore of the music school with
Rethberg, Telva, Carron, Morelli and
Pinza appearing as soloists, accom-
panied by the Philadelphia Symphony
Orchestra, under the direction of
its new conductor, Eugene Ormandy.
On the opening night, Wednesday,
May 12, Flagstad will be heard in
miscellaneous operatic arias with the
Philadelphia Symphony.
Melchior will be heard in a similar
capacity with Choral Union numbers
interspersed on Thursday night.
Friday afternoon the Young Peo-
ple's Festival Chorus with List as
soloist will be heard. Juva Higbee
and either Ormandy or Jose Iturbi,
guest conductor, will direct.
Friday night Rethberg and Pinza
will contribute operatic solo numbers
and will combine in several duets,
with Ormandy conducting the Phila-
delphia Symphony.
Iturbi will conduct the orchestra
Saturday afternoon in a symphony
concert with Knitzer appearing as
soloist.
State Highway
Conference Is
Held At Union
Van Wagoner And Smith
To Talk This Afternoon;
Worley Will Preside
Highway building, finance and'
safety will form the subjects of the
23rd annual Michigan Highway Con-
ference, which is expected to draw
more than 600 engineers, police offic-
ers and safety workers for a three-
day session beginning today in the
Union.
The conference, under the direc-
tion of the University enginering col-
lege in cooperation with the Michigan
State Highway department, the
Michigan State Highway department,
the Michigan Association of Road
Commissioners and Engineers and the
Michigan Department of Public Safe-
ty, will open at 1:30 p.m. Prof. John
S. Worley of the transportation en-
gineering department will preside.
Addresses will be given by Murray
D. Van Wagoner, state highway com-
missioner, and Leroy C. Smith, en-
gineer-manager of the Wayne County
road commission, during this after-
noon's session. The former will speak
on the topic "Financial Needs of the
State Highway," and the latter on
"The Counties' Interests in Highway

Michigan's Entry In Big Ten
Beauty Contest To Stay H1ome
By ROBERT P. WEEKS which will be given to charity. Miss
Beauty plus brains-with the em- Connell was told that she was to be
phasis decidedly on the former-is a Michigan's representative while she
universal ideal in almost every so- was dancing at the J-Hop
ciety, except Michigan's. University The selction of Michigan's repre-
authorities simply will not brook the sentative was made after an exam-
ascendancy of beauty over brains. ination of photographs and after a
Hence Marcia Connell, in graceful personal scrutiny conducted at the'
subserviency to scholarship, will not J-Hop by a committee of four North-
compete in Chicago Friday night for western students headed by William
the coronet, said to have once been Heyn.
a possession of the Empress of Russia, "I was delighted to have been
which will be given to the most beau- chosen," Miss Connell said last
tiful girl in the Big Ten. . night," and not being able to go is
In explaining why she will be in sort of like having your cake and be-
the League or the Union Friday nght ing able to eat it too, for I'm afraid
instead of the Aragon, Miss Connel the whole thing would have been

Lecturer At Hague
He was technical advisor to the
American delegation to the Hague
Conference for the Codification of
International Law in 1930. Since
1925 he has been the American mem-
ber of the Pan-American Commis-
sion of Jurists for the codification of
international law, and he has been
a member of the board of advisors of
the Institute of Politics, at Williams-
town, Mass., since 1920, and. was a
round table leader of the institute
from 1921 to 1930.
Professor Reeves was lecturer at
the Academy of International Law
at the Hague in 1924 and the James
Schouler lecturer in history and po-
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Varsity Wrestlers
Beat Northwestern
EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 15.-()-
Michigan's powerful wrestling team
defeated a crippled Northwestern
squad, 33 to 5, at Patten Gym here
today.
The Wolverines won seven out of
eight matches. They scored six of
these victories by decisive pin falls
and won the decision in another.
Captain Frank Bissell at 155
pounds, Johnny Speicher at 118 and
sophomore Harland Danner at 165

National Prizes
Arthur A. Miller, '38, has received
a scholarship of $1,250 for his play
"They Too Arise," in a contest spon-
sored recently by the Bureau of New
Plays.
Robert Wetzel, '33, was given a $500
pride, and Theodore Kaghan, who is
known in Ann Arbor as Theodore Co-
hen, was awarded honorable mention.'
Cohen won three Hopwood awards as
a student here.
Miller's play is a play of vigorous
social consciousness with emphasis,
however, primarily on character de-
velopment. He was formerly on The
Daily staff, and worked for his board
at the Wolverine, Michigan's cooper-
ative restaurant for students. "They
Too Arise" is now in rehearsal and
will be produced at the Mendelssohn
Theatre on March 12 and 13. Fred-
eric Crandall of the Play Production
staff is directing it.
Climaxing its nation-wide competi-
tion the Bureau of New Plays, found-
ed last year to discover and encour-
age new playwrights, announced
through its director, Theresa Hel-

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