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THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1937



Chosen For Polar Hop

Peary Charges
Proved Wrong,
Hobbs Declares
Denial Of North Pole Claim,
I Refited By Russian
The statement from Moscow that
Commodore Peary never came within
100 miles of the North Pole is quite
absurd and has been completely re-a
futed by dependable sources, Prof.
Emeritus William H.. Hobbs of the
geology department, stated yesterday.
"The statement originated from no
trustworthy source but from some
paper written in support of Dr. Cook,"
he said.
A special cable to "The New York
Times" under the Moscow ,dateline of
May 22 carried the charges in a state-
ment from R. L. Samoilovitch, direc-
tor of the Arctic Institute in Moscow.
These'charges were promptly denied
by the world-renowned scientist, Dr.
J. Schokalsky, president of the Rus-
sian Geographical Society in the
"Times" the following day.
Professor Hobbs added that the at-
tainment of the Pole by Peary has
been proven by experts of the Nation-
al Society at Washington, the Royal
Geographical Society at London and
by a special board of experts for the
United States Congress, who have

Says CIO Is 'Red'

Legionair s Will Hold Welfare Meeting
Poppy Drive Saturday er IMneig Public
Members of the American Legion,
the Legion auxiliary, and the junior As requested by the State Legisla-
branch of the auxiliary will sell pop- ture, a meeting of the Washtenaw
pies Saturday on the streets of Ann County Relief Commission will be
Arbor in honor of the war veteran open to the public at 7:30 p.m. Fri-
The poppies, symbolizing those who day, May 28, in the commission of-
lost their lives in war, will be fa- fices at 417 W. Liberty St., Howard L.
shioned out of crepe paper by dis- Preston, administrator, announced
abled veterans in the Battle Creek yesterday.
hospital, The profits t erived from At that time the amount of monies
the sale of the poppies are used for and proportioned case load for the
welfare work carried on by the Le- month of June, 1937 will be an-
gion. nounced, he said.

Sig1smund LevanefMsky (above),
American-trained pilot, has been
selected by Josef Stalin to attempt
the first flight over the North Pole
from Moscow to San Francisco.
Date of his takeoff has not been
ussian Plane
Safely Landed,
Leader States1
MOSCOW, May 26.-P)--The third
supply. plane of the Soviet Union's
North Pole expedition, missing since
early today, was reported late tonight
to have landed safely somewhere near
the Pole.
Prof. Otto J. Schmidt, leader of the
expedition, radioed that "apparently"
the plane, piloted by I. J. Mazuruk,
had come down "satisfactorily."
Mazuruk's plane was one of three
which took off late Tuesday night
f'rom the Rudolf Island base, carry-
ing a year's supplies for the party of
four who are to remain on the ice near
the Pole for a year. Rudolf island is
about 560 miles from the Pole.
Pilot Vassily Molokoff brought his
heavily loaded plane down at the
camp established by the advance
party of 13 who flew to the neighbor-
hood of the Pole May 21. The sec-
ond plane, piloted by A. D. Alexieff,
came down safely about 13 miles be-
yond the Pole after overshooting its
Some anxiety had been felt for
Mazuruk and five others aboard his
plane when they were still missing
more than 24 hours after the take-
off, but Schmidt's message dispelled
such fears.
1937 Dramatic Season
Opening Tonight
at 8:15
Added Matinee
at 3:15
The Brilliant Continental
in the most interesting play
of the season.
"The Laughing
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gone over his observations. His
achievement has been recognized by
practically every geographic society
of the world."
The controversy was started when
a Soviet expedition, headed by Sam-{
oilovitch, reached the North Pole
and claimed it for Russia.
Cari lonneur Will Play
dVl'ga BOaMInen' Today
Wilmot F. Pratt, University Caril-
lonneur, will play the following pro-
gram on the Charles Baird Carillon
in the Burton Memorial Tower at
4:15 p.m. today :
"Cecelia," by Adolf Denyn; Grain-
ger's "Mock Morris"; "Volga Boat-
man Song"; "La Legere," by Fiocco;
and "Phi Delta Bungalow."
Representative Frank E. Hook, Iron-
wood, Mich., arranged today a con-
ference with J. F. T. O'Connor, comp-
troller of currency, on the rental of
houses held by federal bank receivers
in Detroit.


Seeking assurance in its drive for
members, the local chapter of the
American Federation of State, County
and Municipal Employes last night
sent a telegraphic request for verifi-
cation of its aims to Governor Frank
The telegram signed by Will Can-
ter, chairman of the local group
which is an American Federation of
Labor affiliate, and addressed to Gov-
ernor Murphy in Lansing, stated:
"Have heard you guarantee the right
of state workers to organize. Please
verify. Signed, Will Canter."
All building and grounds workers
employed by the state will be asked
to join the union, it was announced
last night.
A meeting of the workers will be
held at 4 p.m. Friday in Room 101 in
the Economics Building, it was also

Railway Express Agency Inc., Ann Arbdr R.R. Depot, 420 S. Ashley St.,
Phone 7101-- Depot Office: Mich. Central R.R., Phone 5714, Ann Arbor

The V.1.0. and the communist
party were accused of "sleeping in
the same bed and under the same
tent," by John 1. Frey (above),
president cf the metal trades de-
rartnent of the A.F. of L., in a
fiery address before the executive
council of the federation at Cin-
cinnati. He said the C.I.O. had
00 communist organizers on its
payroll. The American Federation
of Uabor has long been known for
its antagonisrn to Commu'nisin
Buildin Workers
Start Union Drive



A Good
t. Joins a local University of ichigan Club.
There are 150 of these Clubs in all parts of the world.
They have their social programs and they initiate activ-
ties for the benefit of their members, their communities
and their University.
2. Concerns himnself with his Class Organization.
Every Alumni Class has' its officers and its program.
A Reunion is held once every five years on the Campus.
Reeds the Michigan Alumnus.
The magazine is issued 26 times each year and is the chief
liaison agency between the University and its Alumni.
4. Remembers always that he is A Michigan Man.



A Gallery of Rogues in a
Merry Shenanigan.
M"e Have



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