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Editorials
Jerome Davis
Meets Capitalism.. .
Mike Needs A Job . .

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VOL. XLVH No. 179 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 1937

PRICE FIVE CENTS

AFL Approves
Governienial
Wage Control
Union Requests That Job
Be Given Over To Labor
As Soon As Possible
Opposes General
Standards Of Pay
WASHINGTON. June 4.-(A)-The
American Federation of Labor gave
qualified approval today to Federal
control of wages and hours but urged
that the government turn the job
over to organized labor as rapidly as
possible.
William Green, Federation presi-
dent, told a joint congressional la-
bor committee that his organization
approved the administration's pro-
posal to establish wage minima be-
cause the proposal would affect "a
very limited class"-only those work-
ers with annual incomes of less than
$1,200.
Would Oppose Effort
He said, however, that any. effort to
establish general wage standards
"would be strenuously opposed by the
American Federation of Labor as
contrary to our conception of de-
mocracy, and as violating the cardinal
principle of self-government in pri-
vate industry."
However, Green recommended with
respect to both wage and hour regu-
lation that provision. be made for
"withdrawal of government regula-
tions as collective bargaining expands
to effectively cover the regulated field
and produce the results desired."
The A.F. of L. chief proposed that
the Black-Connery bill, drawn to
carry out the administration's pro-
posals, be amended to "make certain
that the provisions of the act shall
operate in fact and in practice to en-
courage and not to supplant collective
bargaining."'
Recommend 40-Hour Week
Under one recommendation made
by Green the administrative body
which would enforce labor standings
would be required to accept as fair
standards the prevailing wage and
hour rates established through col-
lective bargaining.
Green recommended a 40-hour
basic work-week and said the ad-
ministrative board should have pow-
er to reduce the standard to a 30-
hour week. He suggested that the
hourly minimum wage should be 40
cents.
Scheibe Made
HeaddOfBoard
At Wolverine
Members of the Wolverine, campus
restaurant, controlled, financed and
operated by students, elected John P.
Scheibe, '37, chairman of its Board
of Directors yesterday.
Donald Murdock, '38, treasurer this
year, was reelected to the same posi-
tion and Robert W. Pressprich, '38E,
chairman this year, was voted next
year's personnel manager. Others,
chosen are Richard Munson, '39, sec-
retary and Thomas Galanor, '39E,
purchasing agent.a
At the meeting, the members de:
cided to return their share of the
profits, about $1,000, to the treasurer
for the establishment of a building
fund which would provide for the pur-
chase of a building if the Board of
Governors of the Student Religious
Association decides it must vacate

Lane Hall, its present location. I
The organization has 350 members,
250 of which are active. 50 students
are employed as waiters and dish-
washers at a rate of pay equal to 45
cents an hour.
Adams, Karpinski
Prepare Treatises
Prof. Edward L. Adams of the Ro-
mance Languages department and
Prof. Louis C. Karpinski of the math-1
ematic department are collaborating
on a summary of known treatises
in early French on arithmetic.
According to Professor Karpinski,
the book will include two works which
never have been published and will
increase the number of French man-
uscripts to twice its present size.
The work is being done from an
extensive collection of photographs
which the University has acquired
from French libraries. Included will
be several prepared by the late Prof.
E. G. Waters of the Romance Lan-
guages department of Oxford Uni-
versity.

Can Germany Finance A War?
Moot Question, Ellis Indicates

jToM"ssoliIi's At Time
Of Ethiopian War
By ALBERT MAY10
Can Germany finance a war on
Spain?
That's a moot question, Prof. How-
ard Ellis of the economics depart-
ment indicated yesterday in an in-
terview. Without venturing any pre-
dictions as to whether Germany can
or cannot finance such a war, Profes-
sor Ellis said that it is probably in
no worse condition financially than
Italy was when it began its Ethiopian
war.
Here are some indices whichPro-
fessor Ellis gave that may serve as
an approimate reflection of economic
conditions in Germany.
Increased foreign trade, a substan-
tial reduction of the foreign debt, and
the probably reliable statement of the
Finance Minister, Count Yon Krosigk,
that Germany is not following an in-
flationary policy can be marked up
on the favorable side of the ledger,
he said.
A doubling of the taxation burden,
and the secret public debt (owed to
Germans) a large part of which arises
from the public works program,
should be marked up in red letters on
the debit side, he continued.
Germany has increased its foreign
trade by about 35 per cent since April
last year, according to the May re-
port of the Bank for International
Settlements, Professor Ellis said.
As a result of this favorable bal-
ance, the nation was able to reduce
its outstanding debts, he explained,
'Tovarich' Is
Final Play Of
Drama Season
Mlle. Miramova, Romano,
To Take Leading Roles
In French Comedy
"Tovarich," Jacques Deval's com-
edy of the adventures of a Russian
ex-prince in Paris, will be presented'
next week from Monday through Sat-
urday as the final presentation of the
1937 Dramatic Season.
Nine performances have been
scheduled for the play, with evening
performances at 8:15 p.m. all week
and matinees at 3:15 p.m. on Wed-
nesday, Friday, and Saturday.
First Local Appearance
Mile. Elena Miramova, Russian ac-
tress, is playing the role of the Grand
Duchess Tatiana opposite Charles Ro-
mano, as Prince Mikail, her hus-
band. This will be MIle. Miramova's
first appearance in the Dramatic Sea-
son, but Ronano has been the lead
this week in the production "Tonight
at 8:30."
Among other members of the cast
for "Tovarich" will be Beatrice de
Neergaard, lead in the Dramatic Pro-
duction of "The Laughing Woman,"
as Madame Van Hemert. Nicholas
Soussanin will have the role of Gorot-
chenko, and Evelyn Varden that of
Fernande Dupont. Others include
George Graham, John Westley, Jessie
Graham, Susie Fradelle, Robert Re-
gent, and Peggy French.
Is Story Of Prince
"Tovarich," a French play, is mak-
ing its first appearance this year in
America, and has been running in
New York City since October. The
Dramatic Season production is the
first in this country outside of New
York and the West Coast.
It is the story of the prince and
his wife who have been exiled from
Russia during the revolution. Despite
the fact that they have been given
care of four billion francs of the
Czar's money, they have not a cent
>f their own. Known to international

bankers and aristocrats, they apply as
servants in the home of a member
of the JFrench parliament. Much of
the plot of the play arises when sev-
eral of their prominent friends are
thvited to dinner at the home of the
parliamentarian.
Bomlbs Renind Parts
Of 'JudgesOf Hell'
PARIS,.June 4.-(P)--Three bombs
exploded in Paris postoffices today
and police said the mad, mysterious
"three judges of hell" were back at
work.
The "Three Judges" terrorized
Paris in 1934 by mailing a dozen ex-
plosive packages to random addresses,
selected apparently without design or

and, with the sale of foreign secur-
ities, to secure a substantial increase
in its gold and silver reserves.
Since the Hitler regime came into
power there has been a decrease in
the foreign debt by about one third,
Professor Ellis pointed out. However,
he explained, this is not so goodassit
appears, for much of the decrease is
the result of American and British
devaluation.
Count Von Krosigk published fig-
ures which are probably substantially
correct, Professor Ellis believes. These
figures show a greater increase in
national income than in currency
circulation and would seem to indi-
cate the absence of inflation.
The doubling of the taxation bur-
den was admitted by Fritz Rhein-
hardt, state secretary to Krosigk
May 5, Professor Ellis said.
Though the published national debt
is only fifteen billion marks (trans-
(Continued on Page 6
Elliott Speaks
To Educators
At Union Meet
Asks For State Lobbies
To Further Legislation
HelpingTeachers
An active organization at Lansing
to work for educational legislation is
the hope of Dr. Eugene B. Elliott,
State Superintendent of Public In-
struction, he told the Michigan Coun-
cil on Education at their final meet-
ing of the year yesterday at the
Union.
Dr. Elliott said that the general
feeling of the legislature towards the
bills of interest to teachers, tenure
and retirement, was favorable.
At the business meeting, Dr. David
D. Henry, assistant to the vice-presi-
dent of Wayne University, was elect-
ed chairman of the Council for the
coming three years and Miss Roxana,
Steele of Western State Teacher's,
College was chosen a member of the,
Board of Directors.
To Interest Parents
The program of the Parent Teach-
er Association is to interest the par-
ent in the school life and to acquaint
the teacher with the home life of the
pupil, N.J. Quickstad, fourth vice-
president of the Michigan Congress
of Parents and Teachers told the
Council.
There must be some plan made for
the equalization of educational op-
portunity between the 15 mill cities
and the others, Chester F. Miller,
chairman of the Michigan Advisory
Commission on Education, said. Three
groups are interested in students, the
parents, labor, and manufacturers,
and these must be coordinated in
order to get any action on their
measures, he believes.
Funds Assured
On reporting the progress of the
Michigan Study of Secondary. School
Curriculum, S. M. Brownell, chair-
man of the Directing Committee, told:
the group that funds have been as-
sured and reports of similar bodies
in other states are now being gath-
ered and studied.
James W. Parry, Coordinator of
Public Service Training, said that
30 per cent of all municipal personal
is made up of police and fire depart-
ment employees. This, he said, is the
field of our first efforts.
The first act in the reorganization
of the public instruction set-up is re-
moving the office of Superintendent
from the field of partisan politics,
Dr. Henry said.
Duke Carries Wally
Across Threshold
NOETSCH, Austria, June 5-(P)-

The Duke of Windsor followed the
custom of bridegrooms the world
over early todaywhen he carried his
bride over the threshold of their new
home, fairylike Castle Wasserleon-
burg.
Terminating their 24-hour train
journey from France at nearby Ar-
noldstein at 11:48 p.m. (5:49 p.m.,-
EST), the newlyweds sped immed-
iately by motor over the five miles to
their ancient Austrian Castle, where
they hoped to find peace and seclu-
sion for three months.
Saginaw Valley Strike
Threat Is Withdrawn
DETROIT, June 4.-(AP)-D. E.
Karn, vice-president and general
manager of the Consumers Power
Company, said tonight that union

European War
Is Improbable,
Rome Affirms
Country Assures Frictioni
From Spanish Civil War
Will NotSpread
Duce May Reenter]
Neutrali ty Group
ROME, June 4.-(A- -The United
States had Italy's word for it todayz
that the international friction grow-
ing out of the Spanish civil war can 1
be eliminated without further en-..
dangering Europe's general peace.
Count Galeazzo Ciano, the Italian<
foreign minister, made that assertion
to United States Ambassador Wil-
liam Phillips yesterday when the lat-c
ter called at the foreign office.
Some sources believed Ciano's ex- r
pression meant Italy would recon-
sider her withdrawal from the in-s
ternational Spanish neutrality com-~
mittee, returning to the group afterr
she gets a guarantee of protection
for her ships in Spanish waters. t
Italy Quits
Italy quit the committee along withI
Germany on Monday. That was the
day German warships bombarded the
Spanish government port of Almeria,1
after Spanish government planesj
bombed the Italian auxiliary vessel1
Barletta and the German pocket bat-t
tleship Deutschland.e
Another element figured in the sit-(
uation. Gen. Werner Von Blombergd
has been here visiting Premier Mus-
solini and otherItalan officials, and
they were understood to have reachedt
agreement concerning the Italian and
German armed forces-just what sorts
of an agreement is not known.
Von Blomberg, during his visit, hasj
seen an impressive display of Italy'sv
military might.
Recognize Insurgentsd s
It was understood he and Ms- j
solini had agreed the Spanish in-
surgent attack on Bilbao, the be-d
seiged Basque capital near the BayF
of Biscay, must be pressed. Both (
Germany and Italy recognize the in-v
surgents as the true Spanish gov- b
ernment; Italians and Germans have
been fighting for Generalissimo Fran-t
cisco Franco, and the Spanish Va-v
lencia government has accused the s
two nations of outright intervention
on behalf of Franco's forces. f
S up reme Co ur t1
Vacation Is Hit
By President'I
FDR Says Tribunal Leftt
Many Important Casest
For Adjournment
WASHINGTON, June 4. -(IP)-1
President Roosevelt criticized the Su-5
preme Court today on the groundt
that it is leaving important adminis-i
tration cases undecided while it takes
a four-month vacation.
Asserting there was no question
but that his court reorganization bill
would pass at this session of Con-
gress, he told a press conference that
the people want court reform and
quicker decisions on cases of major
public interest.
Such decisions, he thought, should
be handed down in six months at a
maximum. By contrast, he said,

under present practices cases are un-
settled for periods ranging up to three
years and sometimes even longer.
Following a conference with Sen-
ator Robinson, the majority leader,
who indicated that the administra-
tion was ready to accept a compro-
mise on the court bill, Mr. Roosevelt
concentrated today on an apparent
effort to speedhis legislative program.
While Robinson busied himself
with the government reorganization
bill, Mr. Roosevelt conferred with
Senators in charge of two other meas-
ures on the list of six which Robin-
son classified last night as "desire-
able."'
Donn Chown Named.
Band Business Head.
Donn Chown, '38SM, was recently
named business manager of the Mich-
igan Concert Band for the year 1937-
38, succeeding Ernest Jones, '38, Prof.
William D. Revelli of the School of
Music, director of the band, an-

Senate Seeks
Ford Workers
For Hearing
Chrysler Plants Resume
Operation After Strike
Settlement Is Made
Bennett Is Asked
To Face Grand Jury
DETROIT, June 4.-(/P)--The Sen-
ate Civil Liberties committee whose
investigators watched Union hand-
bill distributors beaten and chased
from Ford Motor Company gates May
26 summoned two Ford empoyes to-1
day to testify at a hearing in Wash-_
ington July 1.1
In Washington the July 1 return
date was described by counsel for the
committee as "a formality" and that
it probably would be extended indefi-
nitely if hearings prove necessary.
The action came as new sit-down
strikesaand shutdowns in Chrysler,
General Motors and Packard auto-
mobile plants threw nearly 19,000
workers out of employment in De-
troit and Pontiac. All three produc-
ers have working agreements with the
United Automobile Workers of Amer-
ica.
Of three Chrysler CorporationI
plants affected, the Kercheval andt
Jefferson avenue units reopened fol-c
lowing a settlement this afternoon;c
the DeSoto division will resume op-v
erations Monday. More than 11,000
Chrysler workers were idle for the
day.
Summon Twot
Robert Ehrlich, an investigator fors
the civil liberties committee headed
by Senator LaFollette (Prog., Wis.),n
served the summons on Wilfred J.1
Comment, a Ford foreman, and Oscaro
Jones, negro foundry worker, as theyc
waited outside the common pleasv
courtroom where Judge Ralph W.
Liddy is conducting a one-man grand
jury inquiry into the riot.
Harry H. Bennett, Ford personneln
director who is in charge of the com-
pany 's police, notified the Wayne
County Prosecutor's office today het
would appear before the Grand Jury
Monday.
Process servers with a subpena hada
been unable to locate Bennett, whop
was reported recovering from severep
sunburn at his home near Ypsilanti.u
Judge Liddy issued a subpena also
for Edsel Ford, president and son of,
the company's founder, but it likewise
has not been served.
TO RESUME 0PERATIONS
RICHMOND, Calif., June 4.-()-
On the heels of a tentative union
peace offer, officials of the strike-
bound Ford Motor Co., plant tonightt
announced plans to resume opera-
tions Monday.
The turn in the ten-day tiup came
through an announcement of the Na-
tional Labor Relations Board office
in San Francisco.
Mrs. Alice M. Rosseter, NLRB re-
gional director, announced the United
Automobile Workers of America,
which called the strike, had agreed
to submit a settlement proposal to
its membership "to prevent a further
delay in the opening" of the plant'
which employs 1,800 persons.
Varied Strikes?
Keep Spotlight
Oin aUnionizing
* * *

(By Associated Press)
Governor Davey of Ohio conferred
with principals in the seven-state
steel strike for the third time yester-
day but declined to say whether prog-
ress had been made toward ending
the 10-day deadlock.
He talked with Philip Murray,
chairman of the steel workers organ-
izing committee, and other union
men. The Governor said he was "still
hopeful."
A strike of 6,000 subway and ele-
vated workers in New York was
threatened as a protest on what union
leaders called "summary dismissals"
in an effort to "intimidate" em-
ployes.
Charging violation of an agreement
which ended a two-months strike
recently, union employes stopped
work at the Emerson Electric Man-
ufacturing Company in St. Louis.
Leaders said a wage boost provision
had not been fully met.
The film strike spread in Hollywood
to 28 independent producers as the
striking Federated Motion Picture
Crafts sought to force settlement of
its dispute with larger firms. The
new move involved about 750 workers.

Students Are Reminded
To Donate Text Books
The Daily wishes to remind stu-
dents of their opportunity to do-
rate text books to the student text
book linding library during the
remainder of examination period.1
The books may be left at any
branch unit of the University li-
brary service.
The text book library which will
be opened next semester is for the
use of students unable to affordT
to purchase books at the prevailing
high prices. Care will be taken by
he faculty committee in charge of
the plan that only deserving stu-
dents are permitted the facilities
of the library.
The plan is a sincere effort to
mitigate one of the chief difficul-
ties in the way oftdemocratic edu-
cation at the University, and de-
serves the support of the entire
student body.n
Murphy Sends
State Troopers
To Newberry5
Fair Treatment Is Assuredn
Both Contending Partiesa
In Labor Controversy e
DETROIT, June 4.-(P)-Gover-e
nor Murphy said tonight that he be-d
lieved State Police and representa-o
tives of the State Labor Department,t
cooperating with local authorities,c
could maintain peace at Newberry,
where there was a labor riot today.
The Governor ordered available
State Policemen in the upper pen-
insula concentrated in the area andi
to work with the forces of police andv
sheriffs there to keep order.t
"I can assure the public that noa
more rioting or violence will be al-
lowed. And I can assure both sides'
of the controversy that they will re-
ceive fair and impartial treatment to-
ward a settlement of their differ-
ences."
The Governor said he directed Ash-
more to try to bring the opponents to-s
gether for negotiations. If this fails,a
Governor Murphy added, he may
summon them to a conference at De-r
troit or Lansing.
The fatality in today's disorder wass
an unidentified man, about 60, ap-r
parently a member of the strikers
party, who fell dead in the street
while the fighting was in progress.s
TO CONTINUE STRIKE r
MUNISING, June 4.-(P)--A de-s
cision to continue a lumberjacks't
strike was voted here tonight by ar
group of 62 men representing camps
in all parts of the peninsula, calledt
into meeting by Joe Liss, of Maren-
isco, organizer for the sawmill and
timber workers union.
Spanish Rebel
Forces Renders
Mola Tribute1
(By Associated Press)1
Insurgent Spain paid tribute in im-
pressive ceremonies at Burgos yester-
day to Gen. Emilio Mola, chieftain of1
northern Spanish insurgent armies,1
killed in an air crash Thursday.
Generalissimo Francisco Franco,
Mola's commander-in-chief, led the
funeral march while a squadron of
fighting planes droned overhead alert
for a government air attack which
did not develop.
Bilbao, meanwhile, hoped the In-

surgent drive on the northern front
would be retarded.
Echoes of the Spanish conflict were
heard in Moscow, where the Com-
munist International asked its an-
cient enemy, the Socialist Interna-
tional, to overlook differences and
joint in concerted action against what
the Comintern described as German
and Italian intervention in Spain.
Bombardment of the Spanish port
of Almeria Monday prompted the
Comintern's decision to ask a truce
with the Socialist International, its
chieftains said.
Drunken Driver Is
Given Five Months
James Spears, 28 years old of 433
S. Division St., was yesterday sen-
tenced to five months in the county
jail with an alternative fine of $195.45
for drunken driving and leaving the
scene of an accident after Edward
Mack, '40, and C. T. Walker reported
him to police.

Men Residents
In Dormitories
Are Required
To Eat I Union
Meals Are To Cost $114
For First Semester, $90
For Second Term
Board To Include
Lunch And Dinner
Students who rent rooms in the
new University dormitory units will
be required to take their meals at the
Union at a cost of $114 for the first
semester and $90 for the second se-
mester, according to a pamphlet pub-
lished by the University for incoming
students.
Some fraternity men showed re-
sentment to the announcement last
night because they claimed that they
had supported the dormitory com-
mittee earlier when they had been
assured that their members living in
dormitories would not be forced to
eat in a certain place.
The board fee will include lunA-
eon and dinner six days a week and\
dinner on Sunday. An extra charge
f $1.50 to $2 a week will be added
to the regular board bill when a spe-
cial diet is recommended for a stu-
dent already in residence, the pam-
phlet states.
$90 Is Room Rent
Board fees are payable one month
in advance. A five per cent penalty
will be added to bills not paid by
the sixth day of each month, and
one-half of one per cent for each ad-
ditional day.. The University also re-
serves the right to increase the price
of board if necessary "on account of
the unsettled conditions of prices of
food and labor ... "
All of the rooms in the units,
which are double, will rent for $90 a
semester per person. A $10 room de-
posit will be required of every stu-
dent with his application. It will be
refunded in full when the student
leaves if all keys have been turned in,
bills paid and the room left in a
satisfactory condition. The total room
rent for the semester must be paid at
the beginning of each semester unless
the student desires to pay in half-
semester installments.
Students who wish to occupy the
rooms when the University is not in
session may do so with permission of
the manager of the Union. Those who
remain during Christmas and Spring
Vacation will be charged extra for
these periods.
Can Take Rooms
"The University reserves the right
to take possession of the room at
any time for infirmary purposes in
the event of an epidemic or other
urgent cause," the pamphlet reads,
and also to use the room for "any
purpose during the Christmas and
Spring vacations or at any time when
it is not actually occupied by the
lessee."
In this case the resident will be
given storage room for his personal
property, the pamphlet states. The
University may terminate a lease with
any resident and take possession of
the room for violation of any of the
house regulations or University rules,
for health or social reasons, or when-
ever the resident is no longer a stu-
dent in the University, according to
the publication.
Amelia Reaches
Brazilian Port

On World Tri
FORTALEZA, Brazil, June 4.-P)
--Amelia Earhart landed at this
northeast Brazil port today, 287 miles
short of her announced goal, Natal,
on another leg of her round-the-
world flight.
She averaged 180 miles per hour on
the 1,628-mile flight from Paramar-
ibo, Dutch Guiana, in spite of strong
headwinds along the route.
Miss Earhart planned to resume
her flight to Natal, near the eastern
point of the Brazilian coast, tomor-
row morning unless weather condi-
tions are favorable. After Natal, her
goal will be Dakar, Senegal, 1,900
miles across the Atlantic.
Only a few spectators greeted her
as she landed at the small military
field here. She passed over the city
at 4:26 a.m. p.m. (2:26 pm. E.S.T.)
then circled back for a landing.
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