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The Weatfive,
Generally fair today and to-
morrow; rising temperatures




Conservatives And
The Spring Parley,. .



Agree To End
Fourth Major
Auto Deadlock

Form Of Chrysler
Pact Is Followed
Minor Changes


Must Be Ratified
By Plant Workers
DETROIT, April 8. - (/P) --The
Hudson Motor Car Company strike
was settled tonight, ending the last
of the major tie-ups in the nation's
automotive industry.
Executives of the Detroit Com-
pany, whose 11,000 employes have
been idle a month, and the United
Automobile Workers of America
signed an agreement in the office
of Gov. Frank Murphy at Lansing.
The pact followed, with only minor
changes, the form of that which end-
ed the larger Chrysler Corporation
strike and sent the first group of
its 65,000 idle employes back to work
"Our serious trouble in the motor
industry is ended if this agreement is
ratified by the Hudson workers," said
Gov. Murphy in announcing the sign-
ing. "Employers and employes in the
industry have moved to an entirely
new and satisfactory basis.
"Everybody is interested in seeing
the motor industry flourish. It can
progress and boom, and at the same
time give dignity to those who do
the daily work."
As in the case of other sit-down
strikes, the agreement will be placed
before the strikers for ratification,
either during the night or tomorrow
morning after the union negotiators
return to Detroit from Lansing.
The Hudson settlement was the
fourth one in the automobile indus-
try in which Michigan's governor
has had a part since entering office
Jan. 1. He had brought together
representatives of the UAWA and the
managements to terminate the wide-
spread General Motors strike, the
Chrysler strike and another at the
Reo Motor Car Company in Lansing.
Negotiations to solve differences
not covered in the Hudson pact will
open between the union and the
company here April 15.
Strike Investigation
Is Denied By House
WASHINGTON, April 8.-(P)-
The House, after hours of vitriolic
debate, surprised even its own lead-
ers today by refusing to vote an in-
vestigation of sit-down strikes.
Without even a record vote, it
tabled the investigation resolution at
the end of an uproarious day. Only
last night some Democratic leaders
had predicted that the inquiry would
be ordered.
An attempt by Representative
Warren, (Dem., N.C.) to bring up a
Senate resolution denouncing sit-
downs was blocked by an objection
from Representative Withrow (P.,-
Wis.). That did not close the way to
its consi4kration at a later date,
Opponents of the investigation
proposal offered by Representative
Dies (Dem., Tex.), successfully
fought it with arguments that it
would put the President in a posi-
tion of "being dictator," meddling in
local and state affairs, "snooping"
and "labor baiting."
In vain its backers pleaded that
adoption would put the House "on
the side of law and order," condemn
lawlessness, and help stop a tide of
strikes threatening the foundations
of government.
Gallery spectators saw scenes of
tumult and turmoil. Members vied
with one another in demands to be
heard. Each speaker was heckled as
he shouted his arguments.
Reo Proxy Drive Loous
In Battle For Control

LANSING, April 8,--(/)-A pos-
sible battle for control of the Reo
Motor Car Company was seen today
when a campaign seeking proxies for
use at the annual meeting of the
stockholders April 20 was started by
an independent stockholders' com-
The committee is issuing circulars
to stockholders of the companv

3,700 Quit GM
Canadian Plant
On U A WA Call
TORONTO, April 8.- (Canadian
Press) -Premier Mitchell Hepburn of
Ontario declared today the General
Motors strike at Oshawa is the re-
sult of efforts by "foreign agitators"
who have created "chaos" in the
United States, to dominate Canadian
He warned that police will main-
tain order, and that if the strike con-
tinues for an indefinite period, relief
will be withheld from strikers.
Thirty-seven hundred employes
quit the General Motors Oshawa
plant today under a strike call by the
United Automobile Workers ofCAmer-
ica, affiliated with the Lewis CIO, and
which General Motors of Canada re-
fused to recognize. The company it-
self closed its Windsor plant, af-
fecting 500 other workers.
The government endorses the com-
pany's stand against "foreign juris-
diction," Hepburn said and cautioned
employes "ill advised by outside prop-
agandists" to consider carefully "be-
fore any serious trouble develops."
Citing refusal of strikers to admit
company executives to the Oshawa
plant today as the first overt act
of the strike, the Premier warned
that sufficient police will be available
to maintain order, that no illegal sit-
down strike or picketing will be per-
mitted, and that if the strike con-
tinues indefinitely the cabinet had
decided "that no relief will be grant-
ed in any form swhatsoever."
"The entire resources of this prov-
ince will be utilized," his statement
read, "if the occasion warrants, to
prevent anything in this country re-
sembling that which is taking place
at the present time across the line."
The series of strikes in the United
States, he charged, was "due to fail-
ure on the part of constituted au-
thority to take adequate action." Pre-
sumably he referred to the recent
Chrysler and General Motors sit-
down strikes.
The premier expressed regret that
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Kirar, Grad
Take Fourths
In Swim MeetI
Michigan Suffers Setback
In Dash, But Lake Shore
Loses Diving Points
NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 8.-
Michigan's chances for an A.A.U.
swimming championship received a
setback in the opening events of the
meet here tonight, when Ed Kirar,
Wolverine junior, failed to show in
the 100-yard free-style.
Kirar, who had been figured for a
high place in the 'event, finished
fourth behind Peter Fick of the New
York A.C., Charlie Hutter of Har-
vard and Bill Quayle, Ohio State
freshman. The winning time by
Fick was 51.6 seconds.
Walt Tomski second Michigan
swimmer to qualify for the finals of
the event, finished in sixth place be
hind Ed Sabol of the Ohio State
freshman squad.
Tomski and Fick led at the end of
25 yards, and at the half-way mark
it was Kirar and Hutter. At 75
yards Fick came up to battle Hutter
and won by four feet in the final
sprint. Quayle rushed up to touch
out Kirar in a surprise finish.
Michigan's loss of points in the
100 was more than offset, however,

when Lake Shore A.C. of Chicago,
the Wolverines' biggest rival for
team rivals, received a setback in
the low-board diving. Al Greene,
favorite for the Chicago team, was
nosed out by Al Patnik of the Ohio'
State freshman squad.
Ben Grady, Michigan's National'
Collegiate high-board champion, fin-
ished in fourth place behind Elbert
Root of the Detroit A.C.
With the inauguration of a 5-3-2-1
system of scoring, Lake Shore led
after tonight's events with 11 points,
followed by the New York A.C. and
the Detroit A.C. with five each, and
Michigan with two. Lake Shore's
nine-point margin over Michigan was
less than had been expected.
Summaries will be found on page
Adolph Kiefer, 18-year-old Texas
freshman, won the 150-yard back-
stroke in 1:33, finishing 14 feet ahead
of Al Vande Weghe of the Prince-
ton freshmen and Taylor Drysdale,
formerly of Michigan.
Johnny Higgins of Ohio State's

As Disorderly' In Demonstration
With Bowling Alley Strikers Here

Five Students,

Two Others Jailed

Labor Council
Votes Support
To Federation
$10 Contribution Taken
For Strikers; Andres
Determined financial and morai
support was pledged late last night
by the Ann Arbor Trades and Labor
Council to the Student Workers Fed-
eration in its drive to negotiate with
the Ann Arbor Recreation Center.
The Council met in the Labor Hall,
312 W. Liberty St.
The services of Arthur C. Lehman,
former Democratic candidate for the
.nayorality, were proposed as counsel
for the five students, alumnus, and
bystander arrested by the police.
It was reported that Michael Evan-'
off, '36L, labor attorney, who has
been representing the Flint local of
the U.A.W., was en route to Ann
Arbor at the request of the S.W.F.
Protest Police
Protests against use of city police
in the alleged attempt to break the
Recreation Center picket line will be
presented to the city authorities this
morning by the Labor Council.
In addition, a unanimous resolu-
tion was passed to send a letter to
the University commending thel
spirit of the S.W.F.
A spontaneous collection for the
immediate needs of the Federation
resulted in the contribution of about
$10. Further finances were promised
as soon as the sub-organizations of
the Council are reached.
After a request for the Council's
support was made by E. Leonard
Cheatum, Grad., acting head of the
S.W.F., John McClinchey, president
>f the Council, declared: "We'll
stand behind the students 100 per
'Hand Of Fellowship'
"It's a worthy cause to organie
and it is up to the Council to ex-
tend the helping hand of fellow-
ship to the Student Federation."
Earlier last night the Council had:
been addressed by Sheriff Jacob An-
dres, who defended his organization
of the Veterans Military Police.
Andres emphasized that the special
deputies would not be used to break
strikes but merely to maintain law
and order and enforce the decisions
of the court.
Considerable feeling existed among
the members of the Council that
there is no need for a special force
of volunteers in this county, it was
revealed by the discussion that fol-
lowed the sheriff's talk.
The sheriff maintained that he
was a friend of labor, having been
a worker himself.
Membership in the Veterans Mili-
tary Police, a reserve force of depu-
ties being organized to combat pos-
sible strike violence in Washtenaw
County, was thrown open to non-vet-
erans as well as veterans by Sheriff
Jacob B. Andr'es yesterday.
. The move was taken after criti-
cism was voiced that only veterans
were being selected and that veterans'
organizations were organizing the1
force. The sheriff emphasized that
the force was under his own sponsor-
ship and not that of any veteran or-
He also said that the group was
not being organized to act as a strike-
breaking instrument or to take sides
in any labor dispute. Its sole pur-
pose, according to him, is to assist

sheriff's officers to preserve order or
enforce court orders if necessary.
Approximately 200 men have joined
the organization to date.
1937 Essay Annual!
Features Outdoors

Jailed Daily Reporter Tells How
The ford 'Hell ' Spells Arrest

But A Stronger Expletive
By A Strike Foe Evokes
Only Laughter Of Police
Last night as you approached Hu-
ron and State Street you could see
the glaring electric sign of the Ann
Arbor Recreational Center. Beneath
it marched a picket line of striking
pin boys, workers in the bowling al-
leys, University students and citizens
who symyathized with the strikers.
As people began to gather around
the front of the establishment they
asked questions.
What's happening?
A strike?
What do those fellows want, any-
Student Workers Federation or-
ganizers attempted to explain the
situation. One began to tell why the
strike had been called, sketching the
background of the management's ne-
gotiations with the pin boys.
Grabs Organizer
He introduced one of the striking
boys, who presented his case while
police jostled the organizer. Because
I was standing too far away, sur-
rounded by police, waiting for
"trouble," as they put it, I was unable'
to hear exactly what the policeman
was saying as he grabbed the workers'
This fellow was taken away by the
officer. I later learned that he was
arrested on a disorderly conduct
The next speaker for the union was
arrested as he resumed the expana-
tion of the strike-of how the man-
agement of the Recreational Center
had gone back on its agreement
which it had signed with the boys
last week.
Second Speaker Taken
The second speaker was forced by
a policeman to start walking to the.
police station. He refused to walk
the distance so the officer comman-
deered a car to take him to the sta-
tion house.
As he was walking with the Stu-
dent Workers Federation organizer,
I attempted to find out for my paper
why the arrest was being made and
to obtain other necessary informa-
tion. I tapped the arrested man on
the shoulder with my left hand, in
which there was a large paper pad.
In my right, quite naturally, there
was a pencil. I asked the officer
Report Reveals
Athletes Getting
More Subsidies
College Athletes Defended
Against Current Trend
Of Professional Sports
CHICAGO, April 8.-M)-A Com-
mittee on physical education and
athletics reported today to the North
Central Association of Colleges and
Secondary Schools "subsidizing and
proselyting of athletes is more prev-
alent than ever before."
The 18-page report, read at the
42nd annual meeting of the associa-
tion by Dr. B. L. Stradley, dean of
the College of Arts and Science of
Ohio State University, was based on
a questionnaire sent representatives
of fourteen intercollegiate athletic
It defended college athletics how-
ever, against current trends in pro-
fessional sports.
"Much has been written and said
in vague terminology about 'over-
emphasis,' 'subsidization,' 'recruiting,'
and 'professionalism,' but the public's
basic confidence in the integrity o
the athletic contests themselves re-
mains unshaken," the report said.

why the arrest was being made, on
what specific charge.
Before I had a chance to hear
any answer anotherrofficer dashed
up behind me and grabbed me. He
caused a disturbance by drawing a
large number of persons present out
into the street, blocking traffic.
I asked him to release me since I
was carrying out my duty as a re-
porter and not obstructing the duty
of a police officer, as he charged.
'Freedom Of Press'
One of the bystanders asked me
if I were a reporter for The Daily.
I replied, "yes." He told me to give
the police "hell" for preventing me
from getting the news. I repeated,
"I sure will give him hell." I under-
stood him to mean "give him hell" in
the columns of the Daily. I heard
some one in the small group around
us say something about freedom of
the press. I asked the officer if he
had ever heard of freedom of the
press. He simply tightened his grip
on my elbow and would not let me
go home, as I then requested.
He stopped a car going down State
Street and forced me to ride down
to the police station, where I was
taken to the chief of police. I did
not know on what charge I was be-
ing arrested until I had been seized
and taken to the county jail with
three of the arrested union members
and the arrested bystander, who
had said "hell" in the same manner.
Respectable Swearing..
As a matter of fact , one of the
more prominent book store owners,
in the presence of ladies, referred to
one picketer on the steps of the Rec-
reation Center as a "bastard." He
has not yet been arrested on a dis-
orderly conduct charge although he
enjoyed the wild, approving laughter
of two police officers.
While we were in the police sta--
ion the policeman who arrested me
remarked that he did not think the
picketers and sympathizers were in-
telligent looking enough to be college
students. He said they must have
been Bolsheviks.
Four Members
Of Plane Posse
Reported Safe
McNARY, Ariz., April 8.-(/P)-A
posse trudging out of the White
mountains with bodies of eight plane
crash victims said tonight four fel-
low searchers, reported missing, had
made their way to the wreckage and
joined the funeral party.
The four had been unreported
since they left Greer shortly after
noon Tuesday to seek the crashed
Douglas airliner. Ground parties
from McNary reached the wreckage
An alarm was spread when Clifford
Wentz returned to Greer and said he
left the four when he feared he would
be stricken with snow-blindness.
Searching parties, their attention
diverted to a new emergency, rushed
to Greer. They included John L.
Butler, father of one of the missing
men, who had discounted the theory
the men might have lost their way,
but expressed fear the glare of the
snow might have blinded them.
The four are Euly Butler, George
Crosby, Kent Pierce and Cleve Wilt-
Word sent out by Sheriff John Nun
from the posse en route with the
bodies said they got under way early
this afternoon, but did not expect to
complete the trying journey tonight.
Draft Bill To Divert
Auto Tax For Roads
LANSING, April 8.-(A)-A bill
wh~ich iwouldq divert fnr, ,hirlN1J'f,. -

Campus Leaders Help
P cket Police Station;
Daily Reporter Seized
Five University students, one of whom is a reporter for The Daily,
and an alumnus and a bystander were jailed last night on charges
of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace in the course of a bowling
alley employes' strike against the Ann Arbor Recreation Center, 605 E.
Huron Street.
All seven were arraigned before Justice Jay H. Payne in the County
Jail. Five entered a plea of not guilty and two stood mute. Trial was
'-tentatively set for 2 p.m. Thursday,

Ellen Stanley.
To Quit League
Business Post',
To Complete Third Year;
Miss Ruth Goodlander
Will FillVacancy
Ellen Stanley, business manager of
University dormitories, has resigned
the business managership of the
League, a position which she has
held for three years, it was announced
yesterday by the League Board of
Governors. Her active service in the
League will terminate July 1.
Miss Ruth Goodlander, owner and
manager of the Lantern Shop for 12
years, was appointed successor to
Mrs. Stanley. Miss Goodlander had
four years' experience in Hotel Stat-
ler, Detroit, before acquiring the Lan-
tern Shop.
Mrs. Stanley had asked that she be
relieved of the League business man-
agership at the beginning of this year,
according to the Board's release, but
was persuaded to remain in her po-
sition until July. She will remain
business manager of dormitories.
"Her resignation was accepted with
regret," the Board announcement
read, "and the Board expresses grate-
ful appreciation of the efficient man-
ner in which she has organized the
building on a sound financial basis."
Miss Goodlander,' according to the
announcement, "comes to her new
position with the whole-hearted sup-
port of the Board."
Hoytmen Seek
Coast Revenge
For '35 Defeat
Wolverines Hope To Top
Golden Bears; S qu a d
Leaves This Afternoon
The 22 man Michigan expedition-
ary track force leaves for Berkeley,
California this afternoon with the
avowed purpose of wreaking havoc
with Coach Brutus Hamilton's Uni-
versity of California cindermen in
retribution for the 76-54 shellacking
sustained by the Wolverines at the
hands of the Golden Bears in 1935.
The 1937 model of the Hoyt track
machine, undefeated so far this year,
appears to have the edge on the Cali-
fornians in balance and power. There
is the chdnce that lack of outdoor
work may tell on the Wolverines,
however. The Bears fell victim to
the San Francisco Olympic Club in
their first meet of the season, then
gained momentum to trounce Wash-
ington University and U.C.L.A. by de-
cisive margins on successive Satur-
days. In none of these first three
encounters, however have they shown
any of the kind of power that causes
Charlie Hoyt to turn grey haired.

April 15. Bail was set at $100
property or surety, or $50 cash.
With the exception of Edward
Magdol, '39, a reporter for The
Daily, all were held in the County
Jail until this morning, when they
were to be released on bail. Magdol's
bail was supplied by The Daily.
The seven persons seized were.
TOM DOWNS, '39, 515 S. Fifth
Ave., of Spokane, Wash.
EDWARD MAGDOL, '39, 612 Hill
St., of New York City.
ARNOLD H. KAMBLY, '38, 1010
E. Ann St. of Battle Creek.
Huron St. of Scranton, Pa.
Thompson St. of Haifa, Palestine
RALPH NAEFUS, '36 F&C, 1791
Plymouth Road.
PAUL CHRISTMAN, 1059 Lincoln
The arrests were made between 8
and 9:30 p.m. A strike had been
called at 6:45 p.m. by the Student
Workers Federation, of which Downs
is president, against the Recreation
Center on the complaint of pin boys
working there.
Picket lines were formed on the
sidewalk outside the bowling alley.
Approximately 50 persons gathered
while police and plainsclothesmen
stood by.
Naefus Arrested
Shortly before 8 p.m., Naefus, who
graduated last June in forestry and
.s a member of the executive com-
mittee of the Student Workers Fed-
eration, began to address the gather-
ing but was warned by Sgt. Norman
Cook of the Police Department that
a license from the Mayor was re-
quired for a public address. When
Naefus continued to speak, he was
taken into custody by Cook, and
Christman, an onlooker, who protest-
ed the- action in terms which were
reported by the police as "profane,"
also was taken.
A few minutes later Downs ad-
dressed the group, and was arrested
for speaking without a license. Mag-
dol, while seeking to learn the cause
of Downs' arrest, was charged by the
police with interfering with the ar-
rest and using language described as
"profane," and he also was arrested.
Taken To Headquarters
Kambly, an onlooker who protested
the arrest of Magdol, was charged
with using profane language and ar-
The five who were then arrested
were taken to police headquarters.
Pickets and spectators who had
been marching back and forth in
front of the bowling alley building
moved to police headquarters, where
they formed a line and demonstrated
in protest against the arrests. Among
the demonstrators were many promi-
nent students, including the presi-
dent of the senior class, Allan C.
Dewey; Hopwood winner, Robert C.
B. Campbell; a former president of
the Student Christian Association,
William H. Wilsnack; a representa-
tive of the Michigan Conference for
the Protection of Civil Rights, Mil-
ton Kennitz, Grad.; and members of
the University Peace Council.
Arrested For Speeding
During the picketing Bernstein and

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