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Put The CCC
Where It Belongs..
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Martin Rallies!
Detroit Unions
For Campaign
In Ford Plant
Warns All General Motor
Unions That UAW Must
Live Up To Agreement
River Rouge Group
The First Objective
DETROIT, May l8.-(AP)-Homer
Martin, president of the United Au-
tomobile Workers of America, called
upon all local unions of his organiza-
tion today to join in the campaign
to unionize the huge Ford Motor
Company with its 150,000 employes.
Coincidentally, he warned mem-
bers of all General Motors locals of
the UAWA that the union would not
support unauthorized strikes, of
which nearly two score have occurred
since the agreement that ended the
six weeks General Motors strike ear-
lier this year,
Union Must Keep Pledges
Asserting that the "very life" of
any labor organization depends upon
its ability to carry out its pledges,
Martin declared that "The Interna-
tional union cannot, nor will not,
support any group, department or
lant going on an unauthorized strike
or stoppage of work."
The 90,000 workers employed in the
mammoth Rouge plant of the Ford
Motor Company will be the first ob-
jective of the union's campaign. Or-
ganizational work will be under the
direction of 30-year-old Richard
Frankensteen, who figured promi-
nently in the General Motors and
Chrysler strikes earlier this year.
Martin Assigns Organizers
In the effort to bring them into the
union, the UAWA, an affiliate of John
L. Lewis' Committee for Industrial
Organization, announced it would es-
tablish offices near the Rouge Plant
this week, assign more than a score
of "our best organizers" to the task
.and-ook to local unions throughout

Justice's Retirement Is Termed
Ordinary Move BylBates, Dorr

Men Singers
Will Perform

May Go On Court

Van Devanter Tells
President He Plans




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the city to enroll Fod woler l il
such time as a separate local for such
workers can be established. In a let-
ter to each local in Detroit, Martin
asked that Ford workers be enrolled
"at the regular initiation fee of $2.00
with $1.10 dues for the first month."
Bald win Adieu
Seen In Speech
Hitting Leaoue


Van Devanter Had Planned
About Leaving Court A
Year Ago, Law Dean Says
Dean Henry M. Bates of the Law
School and Prof. Harold M. Dorr of
the political science department last
night concurred in their opinions
that the retirement of Justice Willis
Van Devanter from the Supreme
Court was not a surprise move.
Dean Bates, who said he was per-
sonally acquainted with many of the
members of the high court, declared
that Justice Van Devanter had in-
tended to retire at the conclusion of
the Court's 1936ssession but for un-
accountable reasons did not. His
announcement of quitting at the end
of the present session, Dean Bates
said, is therefore not unexpected.
NeithereProfessor Dorr nor Dean
Bates were prepared to say whether
the pressure of President Roosevelt's
campaign to carry over his court pro-
posal was a contributing factor to the
78 year old judge's desire to leave the
Professor Dorr advanced the view
that for the Supreme Court, which
has been in an embarrassing position
throughout the controversy that
raged over the President's proposal,
the retirement of a conservative judge
Coward Plays
Will Be Offered
Through Week
Shakespeare Play To Open
Saturday; Peggy Wood,
HughesTo Take Leads
Two performances today will con-
tinue this week's production of "To-
night at 8:30," new cycle of short
plays by Noel Coward, as the first
presentation of the Ann Arbor Dra-
matic Season.
A matinee at 3:15 p.m. and a night
production at 8:15 p.m. at the Lydia
.ed..s!r1aeatve.i -ii be '-given-
today, followed by an evening per-
formance at 8:15 p.m. tomorrow and
two Friday afternoon and evening.
Good seats are still available for
these performances, according to the
management of the Season.
On Saturday afternoon and night
the second production of the Season,
Shakespeare's "The Merchant of
Venice," will open, starring Peggy
Wood as Portia and Gareth Hughes,
from Henderson's recent Hollywood
production of the play, as Shylock.
The Coward plays, being presented
today, constitute the first half of a
cycle of short sketches recently pub-
lished, some of them serious, others
full of comedy. Helen Chandler and
Bramwell Fletcher, here in Ann Arbor
from Hollywood, take the leads in
each of the three plays. This week's
'gr aup includes "Hands Across the
Saa," "Still Life," and "Ways and
Means." The second group of the
cycle is to be offered as the fourth
production of the Season on June 1.
This is the first production of the
plays outside of London and New
York. It is being presented by spe-
cial permission of Mr. Coward.
Linksmen Win
Second Place
In Conference
CHICAGO, May 18.- (P)-Sid
Richardson, a slender, 20-year old
sophomore from Creston, Ia., brought
Northwestern its first Big Ten in-

dividual golf championship today
when the Wildcats smashed Michi-
gan's five-year lease on the team
Richardson, who entered North-
western on a Chick Evans caddy
scholarship, finished his drive to the
title with a comeback on the final
nine holes over the Kildeer Country
Club layout, shooting a 35 after trail-
ing John David of Purdue, at 54 holes,
to compile a 72 hole total of 301
strokes. He started yesterday with a
38-36-74, followed up with 35-39-
74,-and today had rounds of 36-42-
78 and 40-35-75.
Richardson's shooting, 13 strokes
over par for the par 72 layout, gave
lorthwestern a big shove toward the
team championship, its second since
1925, and Captain Bill Kostelecky
made it virtually certain by batting
out two rounds of 75 today to finish
second to his younger teammate with
304 strokes.

Possible successors to the post
which will be left vacant by the de-
parture of Justice Van Devanter,
could not be suggested
Adult Education
Groups Discuss'
Current Affairs
Proletarian Novel, Public
Health, Conservation And
Spain AreSubjects,
The second day's meeting of the
fifth annual Institute on Adult Edu-
cation yesterday in the League heard;
discussions of the civil war in Spain,]
European and American conservation,
methods, the modern novel and,
health by members of the faculty.
Sabotage and the failure of orderly
government were the chief factiors
that brought on the present Spanish,
revolution, Prof. Arthur Aiton of the
history department said.
"My choice for the government of;
Spain today is either the Republican
group or the liberal group," Profes-I
sor Aiton stated.
Conservation in the United States
comes from looking ahead while in
Europe it is a result of stark and des-
perate need, Prof.-Shirley W. Allen
of the forestry school declared in his
speech on "Conservation Motives in
Europe and America."
The chief faults of the American
proletarian novel were summarized by
Dr. Joe Lee Davis of the English,
department yesterday as overuse of
the kaleidoscopic form of presenta-
Ltion, an qrfair fv-elifica:ion-of {he.
middle class and a lack of selectivity
in material. Dr. Davis first described
the current revival of interest in the
historical novel as demonstrated by
recent works of fiction with historical
background. "There have been four
important periods when the Amer-
ican spirit was put to sore trial," he
said, "the American Revolution, the
Civil War and Reconstruction, the
settlement of the West following the
Civil War and the rise of modern life
and tendencies in the twentieth cen-
tury destroying the old culture."
The present day social novels were
classified in three categories by Dr.
iContinued on Pae >
Shulman Awarded
Hillel $25 Prize
Marshall D. Shulman, '37, former-
ly associate editor of The Daily, was
given the Hillel award for 1937, Rab-
bi Bernard Heller, director of the
Foundation announced yesterday.
"The award is made annually to the
student, irrespective of denomination,
who does most to advance religious
thinking on campus," Dr. Heller said.
"Among the points judged are char-
acter, example and interest."
By a unanimous vote, the committee
consisting of Prof. Preston W. Slos-
son of the history department, Prof.
William A. McLaughlin of the Ro-
mance Languages department, Prof.
Raphael Issacs director of the Simp-
son Memorial Institute and Dr. He-
ler awarded the $25 prize and insignia
of achievement to Shulman out of a
field of 12 candidates.

at this time was a strategic move.1
Dean Bates also saw the oppositionFhroec trgi
strengthened by Justice Van Devan-
ter's action. Estimate 800 Will Attend
Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg, accord-
ing to the Associated Press last night Seniors' Dsplay Sunday;
made the following comment: Engineers Pledge 300
"We no whave an opportunity to1
see just what kind of a judge it is
Mr. Roosevelt has in mind for the Dannemniller Urges
Supreme Court. I await the labora-
tory demonstration with intense in- Robes Be Ordered

The Men's Glee Club under the
direction of Edward Sinclair, '37, will
take part in the short ceremony
which will highlight the seniors'
Swingout to be held Sunday at Hill
Auditorium following the traditional
parade, according to Franklin T.
Dannemiller, '37, chairman of the
Swingout committee.
William Bates, '37, who is in
charge of the march, announced last_
night that he had received promises
of definite numbers of graduates from
nearly all the schools and colleges.
President Gustav Collatz, of the
College of Engineering, stipulated the
most-300. The literary school was
second with 285, according to Presi-
dent Al Dewey. Fred Fehlman prom-
ised 75 from the medical school; Rob-
ert Hill 70 from the education school;
Fred Dimock 30 from library science;
Don Marshall promised 15 pharma-
cists; Phil Haughey said he would see
that 15 architects were present;
George Marine spoke for 20 dental
graduates; and J. Herman Fles prom-Y
ised 15 from the School of Business
Dannemiller again advised all sen-
iors to get their caps and gowns as
soon as possible. The various stores
on campus which are handling thet
traditional senior costumes have an-
nounced that the gowns may be ob-
tained up until Saturday.
Trial of Slater 1
And Bernstein
Is Tomorrow
Slater Charged In Warrant
With Immoral Language,
Bernstein With Disorder'
Tomorrow has tentatively been set
as the date for the trials in Justice
Jay H. Payne's court of Joseph Bern-
stein, '39, arrested for disorderly con-
duct at a strike-demonstration here
April 8, and Myron E. Slater, owner
of the College Book Shop, charged in
a warrant with using immoral lan-
guage at the same demonstration.
The trials will be held if the law-
yers, City Attorney William Laird;
Slater's lawyer, Frank B. DeVine, and
Bernstein's attorney, Arthur C. Leh-
man, are not occupied with cases in
the Circuit Court or other matters.
Bernstein, arrested during picket-
ing in front of the City Hall, will ap-
pear first in a non-jury trial before
Justice Payne.
Slater, against whom Robert C. B.
Campbell, Grad., swore out a warrant
on April 22, for use of indecent lan-
guage will have a jury trial. He
faces the same charge as Edward
Magdol, '39, reporter for The Daily,
Arnold Kambly, '38, and Paul Christ-
Ralph Neafus, '36F&C, whose ap-
peal is now pending in Circuit Court,
and Tom Downs, '39, president of the
SWF, have been found guilty of "loit-
ering" at the demonstration.
Freshmen dues will be collected
Friday, May 21 in Angell Hall and
University Hall. All freshmen are
urged to pay their 25 cents at that


Mention Many
Who Might Fill
Court Vacancy'
Score Of Federal, State
Officials And Ex-Judges1
Suggested For Position
WASHINGTON, May 18.-()-The
names of a score of federal and state
officials and former judges figured to-
night in a great guessing contest
about Justice Willis Van Devanter's
successor on the supreme bench.
Here is a list of those mentioned
James M. Landis, 38, former law
clerk to Associate Justice Brandeis,
present chairman of the Securities
Commission and newly designated
Dean of Harvard Law School.
Attorney General Homer Cum-
mings, one of the originators of the
court reorganization program and1
former Democratic National Com-
mittee chairman.
Murphy Mentioned
Solicitor General Stanley Reed, 52-
year-old Kentuckian.
- Robeti:L..JajckOn, 45-'ear- old- as-
sistant attorney general, of James-
town, N.Y.
Frank Murphy, Michigan Governor,
and former Governor General of the
Benjamin V. Cohen, 42 year old
New York lawyer, co-drafter of the
Securities and Public Utility Holding
Company acts, and public works ad-
ministration attorney.
Thomas G. Corcoran, another
young New Deal law framer.
Justin Miller of California, mem-
ber of the United States Board of
Tax Appeals.
Richberg Suggested
Donald R. Richberg, attorney of
this city and former National Re-
covery Act Administrator.
Felix Frankfurter, Professor of
Law at Harvard and Administration
Ferdinand Pecora, Samuel Rosen-
man and Learned Hand of the New
York courts.
Senators Robert F. Wagner, New
York Democrat, and Joseph T. Rob-
inson of Arkansas, Democratic floor
leader, were prominently mentioned
among legislative possibilities
Hudson Speaks
On Community
Planning Today
Problems of planning a whole com-
munity will be discussed from a geog-
rapher's viewpoint at 4:15 p.m. today
in the Natural Science Auditorium in
a lecture by Dr. G. Donald Hudson, of
the Land Classification Section, Land
Planning and Housing District, Ten-
nessee Valley Authority, it was an-
nounced yesterday.
Dr. Hudson will speak on "A Geog-
rapher's Contribution to the TVA."
According to Dr. Charles Davis of
the geography department, Dr. Hud-
son was empowered to conduct a sur-
vey for the improvement of the Ten-
nessee Valley centering around the
construction of dams for the im-
provement of navigation and powei
development which is to serve as a
yardstick to measure private powe
As part of the survey Dr. Hudsor
had charge of conducting an inven.
tory of existing conditions as regard<
housing and the general economy o
the district and land classification.
Mexican Labor Group
Threatens Oil Walkon

Librarian To Collect '
Examination Papers
Permission to file former examina-
tions questions in the General Library
was granted by the Executive Com-
mittee of the literary college, Dr.
Lloyd S. Woodburne, assistant to the
dean, announced yesterday.
Any examinations now in the pos-
session of students that can be gath-
ered will be placed in this collection.
The separate departments will decide
later whether or not they wish to
contribute additional exams, Dr.
Woodburne said.
The Executive Committee of the
engineering school has granted sim-
ilar permission for its examinations
to be placed in the Engineering Li-'
brary, Prof. Henry C. Anderson, act-
ing dean, said today.
The Men's Independent Organiza-t
tion, sponsors of this movement, will
ask all members and any other stu-i
dents to leave their copies of exams at
the office of Dr. Bishop in the li-
brary. The StudentsChristian Asso1
ciation has alsoepledged itsnsup-r
port and has offered to present the1
file that it has already gathered to
form the basis of the new collection.
Hear Hodges
At Conference
Says Medicine Has Made
Progress In Diagnosis
Of Many Cancer Cases
Recent figures reporting an in-
crease in the number of cancer cases
are spurious, and result from the
progress" medicine has made in its
diagnosis, Prof. Fred J. Hodges of the
roentgenology department told the
sixth annual Pharmaceutical confer-
ence last night in the amphitheatre
of the chemistry building.
"It is difficult to determine exactly
how many persons in the United
States are suffering from cancer," he
said. "Estimates say that 500,000 have
some form of the disease." However, a
great deal is now being done, he ex-
plained, in the direction of control
and cure. There is no quarrel among
doctors over the efficacy of any one
of the forms of treatment, Professor
Hodges said. "It is a matter of pick-
ing from radium, X-ray and surgery,
the best method to suit the individual
Sponsored By The University
This conference whicn brought ap-
proximately 125 private pharmacists
and representatives of pharmaceut-
ical manufacturers to Ann Arbor, was
sponsored by the University and the
Detroit branch of the American Phar-
maceutical Association in order to
study modern problems involving the
In the afternoon sessions of the
conference which began at 2:30 p.m.
in the Union, the pharmacists heard
Dean Edward Spease of the phar-
macy college at Western Reserve
University speak on the relation of
pharmacy to public health. The close
relation between pharmacy and med-
icine was clearly shown by Dean
Spease who traced the parallel
growth of the two sciences.
Pure Food Defects
The weaknesses in the present Pure
Food and Drug Law were pointed out
in the next address by Prof. Erwin
Nelson of the College of Pharmacy
and changes were suggested which
would "put teeth in the act" and
make the work of the Federal Food
and Drug Commission more effective.
Among the students of the Univer-

sity chosen officers of the group were:
John Data, '38P, and Howard Parker,
'40P, members of the Council of Stu-
dents and Robert Church, '37P, sec-
ond vice-president. Earl Soop o1
Wayne University was elected presi-
dent of the organization.


eIn, June
Capital Awaiting Roosevelt
Reaction; New Deal Gets
To Choose First Justice
Was Conservative
Member Of Court
Senate Committee Returns
Unfavorable Court Bill
Report After 10-8 Vote
WASHINGTON, May 8.-n)-As-
sociate Justice Willis Van Devanter
announced his retirement from the
Supreme Court today, breaking the
solid alignment of four conservative
judges who have voted repeatedly to
declare the New Deal laws unconsti-
His action cast new uncertainties
into the tense and close Senate battle
over the Administration Court Reor-
ganization bill and enabled President
Roosevelt to make his first appoint-
ment to the tribunal with which he
has waged a two-year conflict.
While Washington excitedly spec-
ulated over the possible consequences
that bill received its first major re-
verse. The Senate Judiciary Com-
mittee, rejecting all amendments in
quick succession, voted, 10 to 8, to
recommend that it be defeated by the
Demand Bill Withdrawal
With leading opponents of the bill
demanding that the President now
withdraw the hotly contested meas-
ure, the Capital looked to the White
House for the next turn in the con-
troversy, generally expecting that the
answer would be an emphatic "No."
Opinions on the effect of the 78-
year-old Van Devanter's withdrawal
were almost as numerous as those
who expressed them. Significantly,
however, there came from a little
group of leaders on both sides pre-
dictions that the battle would con-
tinue with little if any change.
Compromise was in the air. Ad-
ministration supporters in the com-
mittee, including Chairman Ashurst
(Dem., Ariz.), voted vainly for a com-
promise proposed by Senator Logan
(Dem., Ky.). Logan said later his
proposal had the approval of Senator
Robinson of Arkansas, the majority
One Justice A Year
The Logan amendment would au-
thorize a new appointment to the Su-
preme Court each year so long as the
court included an incumbent justice
of more than seventy-five years, and
the number of justices was less than
Van Devanter, who began his legal
career as a lawyer on the Wyoming
frontier", made known his retirement
intentions in a letter to President
Roosevelt, stipulating that his with-
drawal should become effective on
June 2, the day after the present
term of the court closes.
Van Devanter wrote:
"Having held my commission as an
Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court of the United States and served
in that court for 26 years, and having
come to be 78 years of age, I desire
to avail myself of the rights, priv-
(Continued on Page 6

Tells Young Men He
Had His Hour; Pra
Empire, Democracy


LONDON, May 18.-UP)-Stanley
Baldwin, in what he called "the lastl
speech I shall make before a great
audience as Prime Minister of this1
country," declared tonight the League
of Nations was of "doubtful" value.
Addressing an empire youth rally
in the Royal Albert Hall, he said in
another reference to his forthcoming
retirement from office: "I have had
my hour. I pass soon into the shade."
(Baldwin long has been expected
to retire after the coronation and
the imperial conference now in ses-
sion in London, to be succeeded by
Neville Chamberlain, chancellor of
the Exchequer).
Baldwin told his audience both the
League and the Treaty of Versailles
"have belied the hopes of mankind
and given way to disillusion."
Neogrin Plans
Drive Against
Spanish Rebels
(By Associated Press)
Spain's new cabinet, headed by
Dr. Juan Negrin, drafted plans last
night for a fresh effort to win the
war against the insurgents.
A setback to the ministry, the re-
fusal of the Anarcho-Syndicalists to
collaborate, was counter-balanced by
a decision of the Madrid General
Federation of Labor to back the gov-
Dr. Negrin's supporters expressed
confidence this support would prove
a vital factor, since it may swing the
entire Spanish labor movement be-
hind the cabinet.
The first major point in the Pre-
mier's program was abolition of the

Hike To Campus Employment
Bureau Saves Later Job Hikes


EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sec-
ond of a series of four articles dealing
with various aspects of job seeking.
Subsequent articles will deal with find-
ing what job one is fitted for, and the
The grief and woes of miles and
miles of job seeking hikes may be
avoided many times by applying at
the various employment agencies on
campus, a little hike of our own dis-
closed yesterday.
The chief clearing house for jobs
on the campus goes under the some-
what formidable name of the Univer-
sity Bureau of Appointments and Oc-
cupational Information. It is the
general placement bureau of the

of which four copies are made. A
photograph of yourself and the above
data constitute a permanent record
which is available at any time.
And there are advantages to hav-
ing a permanent record, according to
Miss Gertrude Muxen of the Bureau.'
Prospective employers do not always
send back the records, valuable rec-
ommendations become lost, and pro-
fessors have to be seen again to make
duplicates-and memories of profes-
sors are not always as good as the
years roll on.
The records are kept continuously
up to date with the addition of fur-
ther information of current exper-
ience and training and letters from

Scimitar Holds
Dinner Tonight;
Boak ToSpeak
Scimitar, newly organized men's
honorary fencing fraternity, will hold
its first dinner meeting at 8 p.m. to-
morrow in the Union.
Sponsors of the chapter, who will
speak informally at the meeting to-
morrow are : Prof. J. R. Hayden of
the political science department, Prof.
A. E. Boak of the history department,
Dr. G. A. May of the physical educa-
tion department and Fencing Coach
John Johnstone.
The chapter, which recently re-
ceived recognition by the committee
in charge of student affairs, has as
its officers: president, Samuel Fitz-
patrick, '37; vice-president, James
Ireland, '39; secretary, Charles
Quarles, '39; scribe; Henry Adams,
Peace Council To Plan
Parade Participation

Storms Damage
Crops In Midwest
CHICAGO, May 18.--{)-Bluster-
ing winds, rain and hail wrought
widespread damage in the West to-
The storm left at least seven per-
sons injured, felled trees, flattened
crops, toppled communications and

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