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The Weather
Mostly cloudy; occasional



A Martyr
To Compromise ...

VOL. XLVII No. 147



River Valley
Residents Flee
As Ohio Rises
To Flood Stzare
President Roosevelt Calls
Special Red Cross Group
To SuperviseRelief
5 Deaths Counted
In London, Ont.
(By The Associated Press)
Thousands fled their homes, rich
and poor alike, as the bloated and
muddy Ohio rolled downstream Tues-
day night with the debris-laden bur-
den of its tributaries.
The year's second flood emergency
led President Roosevelt to recall a
special government Red Cross com-
mittee to supervise relief work among
the refugees.
Across the border in Canada, the
city of London, Ont., floundered
under the worst flood in its history.
Five deaths were counted and at
least 6,000 persons were left home-
less as the Thames River, 28 feet
above normal, washed through the
city's streets and spread over a large
section of Southwestern Ontario.
London was threatened with a short-
age of drinking water and electric
9.9 Deaths In Flood
In the United States, rain-swollen
rivers of Pennsylvania, Maryland and
Virginia'began receding. At least nine
deaths.were attributed to floods in
the Middle .Atlantic area.
The situation at a glance:
Ohio River Valley-Water more
than six feet above flood stage at
Wheeling and still rising; 10,000 per-
sons vacated their homes on residen-
tial Wheeling Island; steel plants and
coal mines shut down, throwing more
than 21,500 into temporary idleness;
business completely stalled at Wells-
burg, W. Va.; most of New Cumber-
land, W. Va., Empire, Ohio, and otper
small communities inundated;
Moundsville, W. Va., isolated by
flooded highways; river expected to
rise eight feet above flood stage at
Martins Ferry, 0.; homes abandoned
for miles along the river front; rail
traffic rerouted around Martinsburg,
W. Va.; two persons drowned.
Potomac Subsiding
Potomac River Valley-Water fall-
ing at all points except Harpers Ferry,
W. Va.; sandbags thrown up in Wash-
ington to protect flower gardens and
newly planted trees; water receded
from the business district at Cumber-
land, Md., leaving damage estimated
at $100,000.
Pennsylvania-Flood receded at
Pittsburgh after creeping up to the
fringe of the downtown "Golden Tri-
Virginia-Richmond and Freder-
icksburg damaged by floods; two per-"
sons dead, and five others feared
New York-Chadokoin River over-
flowed its banks at Jamestown, caus-
ing many families to leave their
Charity Group
Drive Passes
$50,000 Mkar
Announces New Members;
Makes Financial Report
At Annual Dinner
Announcements of new committee

chairmen and members for the com-
ing year, the rendering of the annual
report and the announcement that
the drive for funds for 1937 has just
passed the $50,000 mark were the
outstanding features of the annual
Community Fund dinner held last
night in honor of the Community
Fund's first president, Henry W.
Newly chosen chairman of the cam-
paign committee, Osias Zwerdling
made a short speech of acceptance.
Nominations from the committee
composed of Mrs. C. F. Remer and
Mrs. C. A. Fisher put up Walter R.
Drury for president, Franklin C. For-
sythe for vice-president, and Herman
F. Gross for treasurer.
J. Wentworth Parker, who was
chairman of the budget committee
for 1936 was again chosen for that
office, while Harold D. Golds was an-
nounced as vice-chairman of the
campaign committee. New members
of the Board of Directors to replace
the retiring members, George G. Al-
der, Courtney Maulbetsch, Mrs. C. F.
Remer, and J. Wentworth Parker,

Mrs. William Henderson Dies
In St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital
V --

Helped To Collect Funds
) For League B$uilding,
Mendelssohn Theatre
Mrs. William D. .Henderson, '04,
business manager of the Dramatic
Season, and, who as executive secre-
tary of the Alumnae Council of the
I University was largely responsible for
the building of the League, died at 11
p.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Mercy
Hospital of cerebral thrombosis.
Stricken last Wednesday,. Mrs.
Henderson remained in a state of un-
consciousness until her death. She
was 65 years oldfand is survived by
her husband, Prof. William D. Hen-
dersoA, retired head of the University
Extension Division and her son, Rob-
ert Henderson, director of the Dra-
matic Season. Private funeral ser-
ices will be held tomorrow afternoon.
Began Alumnae Group
In 1917 through the instigation of
Mrs. Henderson as secretary of the
Alumnae Council, coordination of all
alumnae was begun. The group then
numbered 12,000. The association
now has registration of 20,000 alum-
Becoming executive secretary of
the organization in 1926, Mrs. Hen-
derson was instrumental in accumu-
lating funds for the League building.
She retained this position until 1931.
The construction of the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre has also been at-
tributed to her, for she interested
Gordon Mendelssohn of Detroit in the
project, who gave the theatre in
memory of his mother.
Since 1931 Mrs. Henderson held the
chairmanship of the Leaguetbuilding
fund until the debt was retired. For
several years, beginning in 1926, Mrs.
Henderson assisted her husband in
the direction of the University Exten-
sion Division.
No Change In ,Plans
The Civic Committee of the Ann
Arbor Dramatic Season, together
with Professor Henderson and Mr.
Henderson, will continue with the
coming Dramatic Season according to
the plans inaugurated this spring by
Mrs. Henderson, it was announced
yesterday. Mr. Henderson will as-
sume the position of both manager
and director with Professor Hender-
(Continued on Page 2)
F.DIR. s Given
Power To Cut
WASHINGTON, Aril 27.-(/P)-,
Administration leaders announced
tonight that the budget bureau had
approved legislation giving President
Roosevelt absolute power to trim all
federal appropriations by as much as
15 per cent.
Representative Cannon (Dem.,
Mo.), an influential member of the
House Appropriations Committee, in-
troduced the measure after a visit
at the White House.
It would impound 15 per cent of
every appropriation made atrthe pres-
ent session of Congress and empower
the President to release such portions
as he deemed necessary.
The impounding proposal appeared
after the House had received recom-
mendations today for a $25,000,000
increase in the army's appropriation
for next year, and had seen brakes
jammed on a proposal to spend $300,-
000,000 annually for schools.
Economy efforts came in for men-
tion at the President's regular press
conference this afternoon.
Mr. Roosevelt reiterated that he be-
lieves $30,000,000 is enough to ap-
propriate now for flood.control, al-
though demands for a far greater sum
are before Congress.
Independents Elect
Barndt President

William G. Barndt, '37, was elected
president of the independent men's
organization at a meeting held yester-
day in the Union.
Barndt, associate manager of the
Daily, said yesterday, "The new or-
ganization affords an opportunity for
independent men to have backing and
encouragement in extracurricular ac-
ivities. Moreover, its program will
materially aid in the adjustment to
University living and in molding fin-
er Michigan men."
Irving Silverman, '38, was elected
vice-president of the group, Phil
Westbrook, '40, secretary and Mar-
vin Reider, '39, treasurer, All four
are automatically members of the
executive committee. Other com-,
mitteemen are Julius Rockwell, '40,
Seymouir Spellman, '39, and Robert

Prominent Alumna Dies

Reeves To Talk
On Scholarship
At Convocation
President Ruthven Will
Preside At 14th Meeting
In Hill Auditorium
Prof. Jesse S. Reeves of the political
science department, selected recently
;o give the address at the 14th an-
zual Honors Convocation Friday in
dill Auditorium, will speak on "Scho-
arship-An Accomplishment and a
?rofession," it was announced yester-
Professor Reeves who retired re-
;ently as head of the department, is
the first faculty member to be se-
lected for this honor. Dr. Frank Ay-
ielotte, president of Swarthmore Col-
lege, gave the address last year.
President Ruthven will preside at
he Convocation which is held an-
nually to honor students of outstand-
ing scholastic achievement.
Senior honors are awarded to stu-
dents who have attained at least a
B average and hold rank in the high-
est 10 per cent of the senior classes
in the various schools and colleges.
Junior, sophomore and freshman
honors are awarded to students who
have attained an average equivalent
io at least half A and half B. The
winners of the honors will not be an-
nounced until Friday.
Winners of fellowships and scho-
larships and other honor students in
the Graduate School, and the recipi-
ents of special scholarship awards will9
also be announced.
Packard Holds
Union Election
As Test Taday
DETROIT, April 27.-(U)-The
United Automobile Workers of Amer-'
ica was involved in six strikes in
Michigan tonight, on the eve of a
government-conducted election to de-
' termine whether the Union shall be
the sole bargaining agency for Pack-,
ard Motor Car Co. employes.
The election will be the first held
in the automobile industry Eby the
National Labor Relations Board since
the Wagner Act was upheld by the
United States Supreme Court.
Fourteen thousand eight hundred
hourly employes are eligible to vote.
Polls will be open at the plant from
8 a.m. Wednesday until 1 a.m. Thurs-
day. The ballots will be sealed and
counted at noon Thursday under the
supervision of Frank H. Bowen, re-
gional director of the Labor Rela-
tions Board.
Most important of the strikes in-
volving the U.A.W.A. was that at the
Parke, Davis & Co. pharmaceutical
lant, where 250 sit-down strikers
were evicted yesterday.
Company officials said that 1,000
of the 2,100 employes were back at
work today. A picket line of 200
marched in front of the plant.
Bill Would Recognize
Organization Of Unions
. .T A T[+ "T" . A . ,..1 nn ! ,l A .,,

Neafus Trial
For Loitering
To BeToday
Dates For Trial Of Daily
Reporter, Five Others
To Be Fixed Today
Flint UAWA Head
Offers Assistance
Ralph Neafus, '36F&C, arrested
durinzg a strike at the Ann Arbor
Recreation Centera605 E. Huron St.,
nearly three weeks ago, will go on
trial for "loitering" at 2 p.m. today
before Justice Jay H. Payne.
Arthur C. Lehman, one of the at-
torneys for Neafus and five of the
other defendants, said last night that
dates for trial of the other defen-
dants would be set this afternoon.
Michael Evanoff, '36L, UAWA attor-
ney in Flint, will also represent six
of the defendants.
Trial Postponed Twice
Neafus' trial, along with those of
six others arrested during the course
of the same strike, has been twice
postponed, the second time after it
had been discovered that he was held
on charges of violating a non-existent
statute requiring mayoralty permis-
sion to address a gathering.
Edward Magdol, '39, reporter for I
The Daily who is charged with the
use of profanity, will be represented'
by George Burke, attorney for the
Tom Downs, '39, president of the
Student Workers' Federation, an-
other of the defendants, is also
charged with loitering, Lehman said.
Joseph Bernstein, '39, and Rafael
W. Haskell, '38E, are charged with
creating a disturbance in public. Ar-
nold H. Kambly, '38, and Paul Christ-
man, 1059 Lincoln Ave., are charged
with the use of profanity.
Evanoff To Arrive Today
Christman, Kambly, Naeius, Downs
and Magdol were arrested at the
scene of the strike. Bernstein and'
Haskell were arrested during a later
demonstration at the Police Station.
Evanoff will arrive here this morn-
Ralph Segalman, '37, publicity di-
rector for- the SWF, announced last
night that support of the Flint UAW
had been assured the federation.
_ i
Murphy To Give
Case Club Tallk
At Final Dinner'
Cross, Gluck, Case Club
Winners, Get Campbell
Law Award
Governor Murphy, '14L, will be the'
guest speaker at the annual Case Club
dinner which will be held at 6:30
p.m. today in the dining hall of the
Law Club, CliffordhAshton, '37L, of
the committee in charge of the ar-
rangements said yesterday.
The Henry M. Campbell Awards to
the winners in the Case Club compe-
tition will be presented at the ban-
quet by Prof. John B. Waite of the
Law School. Richard E. Cross and'
Daniel J. Gluck, junior lawyers, were'
the winners in the finals held last
Friday and each will -receive a prize
of $50. Milton A. Kramer and James'
Mehaffey, also junior lawyers, were
the runners up and will receive $25
More than 325 law students have
participated in th Case Club trials
and the trial last week, coupled with

the annual banquet tonight, marks
the end of five months activity.
Dean Henry M. Bates of the Law
School will act as toastmaster. The
subject of Governor Murphy's talk
has not been announced, Ashton said.

Will Convene
On Week-End
51st Annual Conference
To Be Held Thursday,
Friday AndSaturday
More Than 2,500
Expect To Attend

t'Muddling And
Fuddlin' Cause!

Bursley, Wilson, Tilrnan,
Lihie, Krieghoff, Poock
Are Committee Heads
Petitions Entered
By 137 Sophomores

I .,

Between 2,500 and 3,000 Michigan
Educators will gather tomorrow, Fri- Ed wgard To SUe
day and Saturday in Ann Arbor for i l
the 51st annual meeting of the Mich-
igan Schoolmasters Club. LONDON, April 27.-UP)-Edward
The program willl beginPat-12:3r
pTm. rogramwwillbgin.rat 12c:30'of Windsor filed a libel charge today
p.m. tomorrow with. a general confer- agisthpulheanatorf
ence in the Union on the subject of gainst the publisher and author of
"Problems Involving Secondary "Coronation Commentary," which
Schools and Institutions of Higher deals with his reign and abdication
Education" under the chairmanship under stress of a constitutional crisis
of Prof. Peter O. Okkelberg of the created by his desire to wed Wallis
zoology department, chairman of the ts
committee oh Relations with Insti- Warfield Simpson.
tution of Higher Education of the IThe writ asked the court - to fix
University. damages and to enjoin Publisher
Thorpe To Speak William Heinemann and Author
At 2:30 p.m. another general con- Geoffrey Dennis against further pub-
ference will be held in the Union lication-although the book was
headed by Prof. George E. Carrothers withdrawn in England yesterday and
of the education school. The topic the publishing firm extended an apol-
of the meeting will deal with tech- ogy.
niques which give promise of useful- Solicitors Allen and Overy acted for
ness in the promotion of better ar- the former King, who was represented
ticulation between secondary school by usually informed sources as de-
and institutions of higher learning. termined to protect Mrs. Simpson
Among the speakers at this confer- from unchecked comment by British
ence will be Prof. Clarence D. Thorpe writers.
of the English department. The book is a critical treatise on
At a general conference at 9 a.m. the abdication, speaks of Edward's
Friday in the Lydia Mendelssohn lover's prodigality" and refers to his
Theatre, Prof. Preston W. Slosson of reign as marked in part by "muddling,
the history department will speak on fuddling and meddling."
" s', It was thought that Edward de-

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Conferences Listed
The Rev. Dr. Frederick B. Fisher of
the Central M. E. Church of Detroit
will be the guest speaker at a recep-
tion and banquet to be held at 6 p.m.
Friday in the Main Ballroom of the
Union. He will talk on "What Is an
Conferences on art, biology, bus-
iness schools, the classics, education,
English, general science, geography,
health and physical education, math-
ematics, modern languages, music,
;hysics, chemistry, astronomy, li-
braries, social sciences and speech will
begin Friday and last through Sat-
urday. They will be held in different
buildings on the campus.
Among the persons taking part in
the meeting of the club are Dean
James B. Edmonson of the education
school, Prof. Stuart A. Courtis of the
education school, Prof. Earl V. Moore
of the School of Music, Prof. Russell
P. Jameson of Oberlin College, Pres-
ident Grover Dillman of the Mich-
igan College of Mining and Tech-
nology, Dean of Women Lydia I. Jones
of Michigan State Normal College and
Kenneth L. Heaton, director of .Cur-,
riculum Research of the State De-,
partment of Public Instruction.
Danhof Outlines
Spring Parley
Debate Issues
For the first time in its seven years
of existence the Spring Parley will
convene this year with the course of
the three-day discussion completely
tlined R alnhD Tahn fof tha cil_

Roberta I. Chissus
Chosen Chairman
Of NextYear J.G.P

sired also to discourage circulation
of the book in the United States al-
though any suit here would have no
bearing upon publication in another
country. (United States publishers
have continued plans for publication
of the volume).
125 Students
Or anise New
Liberal Group
Marshall Shulman Elected
President; Affilates With
American Student Union
Progressive forces on the campus
were consolidated last night when 125
students meeting in the Union
launched a liberal organization and
voted for affiliation with the Na-
tional American Student Union.
Proposing as their objectives peace,
security, racial and social equality
and .the preservation of civil liberties,
the group elected as president Mar-
shall D. Shulman, '37, associate ed-
itor of The Daily. Richard Clark,
'37, president of the Student Chris-
tian Association, was chosen vice-
president and Joseph Bernstein, '39,
president of the Student Alliance,
secretary-treasurer for the remainder
of the semester.
Next Meetini~g May 5
The next meeting will be Wednes-
day, May 5. Definite steps will be
taken then toward the realization of
the group's objectives, according to
the officers. The name and Univer-

Jean Holland Is Selected
Assistant Chairman; 11
Others AreAppointed
Roberta I. Chissus, '39A, was ap-
pointed general chairman of the 1938
Junior Girls Play, and Jean Hol-
land, '39, was named assistant chair-
man, Angelene Maliszewski, '38, head
of Judiciary Council, announced last
Chairmen of the various commit-
tees for the production are Charlotte
Poock, dance; Martha Tillman, fi-
nance; Jean Lillie, costume; Harriet
Pomeroy, publicity; Madeline Krieg-
hoff, tickets; Rebecca Bursley, ush-
ers; Marian Baxter, make-up; Eliza-
beth White, properties; Grace Wilson,
music; and Jane Holden, programs.
All of the new officers are members
of the present sophomore class.
Annual Projecet
The Junior Girls Play is an annual
project sponsored by the junior wom-
men, customarily given in the spring
in conjunction with Senior Supper,
which is held the opening night of the
production. By tradition it is written
by an amateur, either an alumna or
an undergraduate, and the music is
composed by members of the junior
class. This year's play was "Feath-
er In His Cap," the script of which
was written by Dorothy Gies, '36,
and it was directed by Sarah Pierce,
Miss Chissus, a member of Gamma
Phi Beta, was chairman of proper-
ties for last year's FreshmarrProjec
and head of tne decorations commit-
tee for Sophomore Cabaret. She is
social chairman of the sophomore
class in the College of Architecture
and a member of the League social
and theatre-art committees, in which
latter capacity she directs plays, and
works on costumes and in the Lydia
Mendelssohn box office. She also
has participated in Play Production.
Resident Of Mosher Jordan
Miss Holland, a resident of Mosher
Hall, is a member of Alpha Lambda
Delta, freshman honorary society,
and was music chairman of Fresh-
man Project. Miss Holland was on
the decorations and, program com-
mittees of Sophomore Cabaret and
took a part in the production, she has
also been a member of the theatre
arts committee of the League and the
program committee of Assembly Ball
this year.
Approximately 137 petitions were
entered for the_ offices. Judiciary
Council, after interviewing all appli-
cants, recommended one woman for,
each position to the Undergraduate
Council which took final action last
Miss Poock, affiliated with Delta
(Continued on Page 51
Basic Science
Bill AprHoved
By State House

! u iInea, ~aIpn .aLnU oI o rie soCI .i ,
Sity's recognition will also be dis-
p~ eatetadcaimno h

Vey~ Uc.IL '&*1S10 U LS1J.4 fl~'LlliL l I~ V fl...
Parley's executive committee said
Although in previous years there
have been several subtopics under the
general theme of the Parley, Mr. Dan-
hof pointed out that this is the first
time that the committee has made
an attempt to go further than that.
Spring Parley his year convenes
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May
7-9 at the Union.
F lln xir thetrnolrcf r_

'o oLawIng t e proceedure of pre-
vious years, the two meetings Friday
L~ovalist Volunteer afternoon and night will be general
sessions with the full faculty panel
Talks Here Today of about 20 members present. On
Saturday, seven separate meetings
A Scottish medical student, David will be held simultaneously during
MacKenzie, who has fought with the the afternoon and night to discuss
International Brigade in defense of the seven different phases of the gen-
Madrid throughout the past winter, eral question. A general session Sun-
will speak in behalf of the Spanish day morning to correlate the Satur-
government's cause at 4:30 p.m. to- day discussions will conclude the
yin the s.Tnion ballroom. . Parley.
MacKenzie, until a few months The general purpose of the Parley
ago enrolled in Edinburgh Univer- this year will be to map "A Program
sity, was active in the Scottish stu- For Our Times." The seven phases
dent movement and was secretary of of this problem to be discussed simul-
the Scottish Peace Congress before taneously Saturday and the issues in-

cussed, they said.
Acceptance of at least one of the
group's objectives is the only require-
ment for membership, officers said.
A temporary committee to cooper-
ate with the local chapter of the
Friends of Spanish Democracy was
set up with Adrian H. Jaffee, Grad.,
as chairman,
Committee heads and the three of-
ficers will form an executive com-
mittee to coordinate activities.
Peace Forum Considered
Peace forums, organization of co-
operative bookstores, eating and
rooming establishments, encourage-
ment of original literary and drama-
tic work and cooperation with exist-
ing liberal groups were considered at
the meeting as projects for the com-
The American Student Union, with
chapters in colleges and high schools'
throughout the country, requires of
its members acceptance of only one
of its points: peace security, racial
equality or academic freedom. A
charter will be granted to any group
that has at least one person pledged
to each of its objectives.
Three Men Injured
In Strike Combat

LANSING, April 27.- (/P) -The
House approved the so-called Basic
Science bill-today, requiring identical
minimum educational requirements
for doctors, chiropractors and osteo-
paths, and sent the controversial
measure to the senate for concur-
rence. The vote was 73 to 12.
Full voiced debate marked the
measure's passage, as the gallery
packed with interested members of
the three professions looked on silent-
An amendment attached at the re-
quest of Rep. William G. Buckley,
Democrat, Detroit, exempts students
matriculating into medical, chiro-
practic or osteopathic schools be-
tween now and July 1, 1938. They
would be immune from the measure's
terms after they were graduated years
The measure creates an examining
board to be composed of Michigan
college professors, associate profes-
sors or assistant professors to exam-
ine applicants as to their knowledge

his departure for Spain. He is the sonI
of a British admiral.
Admission to the talk is free. The
program is sponsored by the Ann Ar-
bor branch of the Friends of Span-

volved in each follow:
1. Our Economic System:
Hands off, patchwork, or change?
Does a sit-down stand up for

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