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Steel Permits
Salary Raises,
StrikeOf CIO
Carnegie -Illinois, Largest1
Unit Of U.S. Steel, Signs.
Up With Lewis' Union
Sit-Down Strikes At
Two Detroit Plants
(By The Associated Press)
One of the nation's major steel
companies recognized organized labor
as a bargaining agent for its workers
yesterday for the first time in 45
years, while a series of momentous
events paraded across the shifting
strike front.
Carnegie-Illinois, largest subsidiary
of U.S. Steel, announced the signing
of a contract between the corpora-
tion and the Amalgamated Associa-
tion of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers,
a Committee for Industrial Organi-
zation unit, after a conference of its
president, B. F. Fairless, and Philip
Murray, C.I.O. official.
Greatest Victory
Murray, a lieutenant of John L.
Lewis in the CIO drive to unionize
mass production workers, said the
contract covered hours and working
conditions of the union's members
among Carnegie-Illinois personnel of
"This is the greatest victory for or-
ganized labor in the history of the
movement in America," Murray said.
At New York, Lewis disclosed the
pact had been made possible by con-
versations involving himself and My-
ron C. Taylor, head of the vast U.S.
Steel Corp, Lewis added: "Labor, in-
dustry and the nation will be the ben
. Seven steel firms joined six others
in granting wage increases calculated
to fatten the pay envelopes of ap-
proximately 330,000 employes of the
13 concerns by almost $100,000,000 a

Rerner Calls Reciprocal Tariff
Policy Aid To World's Peace

Shackleton Is
Elected Head
Of Sororities

Says War Psychology And
Economic Nationalism
Go Together
The extension of the reciprocal
tariff policies of the United States is
an indirect aid to the preservation of;
peace because it reduces economic
nationalism, Prof. Charles F. Remer,
acting chairman of the economics
department, said yesterday.
"Economic nationalism and war
psychology go together," Professor
Remer said, "and anything which will
tend to modify the intensity of the
former will also tend to reduce the
effectiveness of the latter."
The extension of the Trade Agree-
ments Act was based on common
sense and a wise appreciation of the
international situation in the opin-
ion of Professor Remer.
A Liberal Attitude
"It was feared originaliy that the
trade agreements would add to the
narrow nationalism as advanced by
many of the bi-lateral agreements
enacted by European countries," he
said, "but with the application of an
unconditional interpretation of the
most-favored-nation provision, which
the United States has maintained
since 1922, these agreements have
been recognized as a sign that a lib-
eral attitude toward international
trade has not entirely disappeared
from the American scene.
"Twists given by partisanship to
debate over economic problems have
been well illustrated by the recent
discussions over the trade agree-
ments," Professor Remer said.
Paradox In Politics
"It seems obvious that economic
nationalism and regimentation, as
governmental control over any phase
of production is often called, go to-
gether," Professor Remer added, "yet
those who oppose the trade agree-
ments on nationalist grounds usually
oppose such measures as governmen-
tal control of agriculture also," he
said, "and those who, on the other
hand, are supporters of the trade
agreements and favor a liberal policy
in connection with international
trade also favor federal control over
"Such inconsistencies take away
the bitterness and give a touch of
humor to the political partisanship
evident in the United States today,"
Professor Remer remarked.
The statements made by former
budget director Lewis W. Douglas be-
fore the Senate Finance Committee
some time ago when the extension of
(Continued on Page 2)
I1 Duce Reveals
Gigantic Plan
Of Mobilization
ROME, March 2.-()-Italians be-
tween the ages of 18 and 55 waited
today for Premier Mussolini's sum-
mons to answer Great Britain's gi-
* gantic rearmament program-with a
virtual lifetime of preparedness for
An "integrally militarized" Italy-
with every Italian male fit for serv-
ive and periodic mobilization-was
ordered by the Fascist Grand Council
in forging a five-point program to
strengthen the Fascist state.
Newspapers and radios immediate-
Sly spread word of the council decrees
seen in informed circles as a counter-
move to Britain's $7,500,000,000 five-
fyear rearmament program.
Men of the five military classes be-
tween 1900 and 1904, believing they
s would fall under the mobilization
plan announced Feb. 21, watched
I their mail boxes for Mussolini's firs
summons since the new plan was de-
f creed.

Sexes Clash Once More
To Argue Moot Question

A mock debate will be held between
Athena, honorary women's forensic
society, and Alpha Nu, honorary men's
speech fraternity, on the subject,
"Resolved: It Is Better to Have Loved
and Lost," at 8 p.m. today in the
Alpha Nu room on the fourth floor
of Angell Hall.
Alpha Nu will take the affirmative
while Athena will take the negative.
Richard May, '38, Paul Von Bergen, I
'37, and James Graham '37E, will ti
speak for Alpha Nu; and Marcella i
Madison, 37Ed., Mary Evelyn Owens,d
'39, and Betsey Anderson, '38, will
represent Athena.a
Karl Litzenberg of the English de-I
partment, has been chosen as judge.
The public is invited to attend. e
Ben Starr Put
On Probation.
Two Suspendedt
'Unbecoming Conduct' Isv
Reason For Suspensionsc
And Probations
Two students were indefinitely sus-t
pended from the University and two
others, one of them Ben Starr, '37,
Chesterton, Ind., a member of ther
track team, were placed on probationf
until April 1 for conductbunbecoming
to University students by the sub-
committee on discipline of the Uni-
versity Committee on Student Con-t
duct, it was disclosed yesterday.
The other students are Richard E.
Hastings, '39, Evanston, Ill., and
Charles H. Clarke, '39, Steubenville,
O., both indefinitely suspended, and
John S. Palmer, '37, Grand Rapids,'
who was placed on probation. Starrt
will be ineligible for track competi-
tion during his probation.d-
Hastings and Clarke were suspend-
ed with the understanding that under'
no circumstances shall applications
for readmission be considered until
the next school year.1
They were found guilty of driving
an automobile with neither a state
driving license nor a permit from the
University, and of disorderly conduct.
The automobile belonged to a friend.
Palmer and Starr were disciplined
for disorderly conduct and forced to
vacate an apartment in which they
were living.
Probation consists of the withdraw-
al of the privilege of engaging in
extra-curricular activities, Professor
Stason said. It is meted to students
on their first offense and is followed
by dismissal from the University for a
second offense.
Starr's lossmay be keenly felt in
track circles this year, for the senior
half-miler had recently risen to pro-
minence in his special event. Last
Saturday, Starr upset his highly fa-
vored Ohio State opponent, Capt.
Charles Beetham in the half mile,
reeling off the distance in 1:56.7.
Track fans will miss one of the
featured events of the day this com-
ing Saturday when Starr was to have
met John Woodruff, Pittsburgh's
Negro Olympic star. His victory over
Beetham definitely labeled him as at
least a very close contender against
his highly-touted Pittsburgh oppo-
nent. Starr's probation will termi-
nate in time for him to compete in
outdoor competition.
SANDUSKY, March 3. - (P) - A
county department of health, the
first of its kind in the thumb district,
has been established in Sanilac Coun-
t ty with Dr. Lloyd H. Gaston, formerly
of Clare, as director and public health

New England Trouble
Almost 10,000 workers went out on
strike to swell the ranks of 30,000
others on the industrial sidelines be-
cause of labor disputes.
This epochal action was regarded
in some quarters as presaging peace
in the mills during a period that had
previously been marked for the com-
mittee for industrial organization's
"big push" in the industry.
Labor discord dotted New England.
Unions estimated the number out in
strikes included 2,000 truck drivers in
Rhode Island; 800 shoe workers in
Salem and Lowel, Mass.; 600 em-
ployes of the American Wringer Co.
at Woonsocket, R.I. The number on
strike at the Electric Boat Co., Gro-
ton, Conn., was variously calculated
at 250 to 1,300.
DETROIT, March 3.-(Wednes-
day)-(P)-Settlement of a sit-down
strike at the Motor Products Corp.
plant here was annnounced early to-
day by the firm and the United Auto-
mobile Workers of America which
called the strike.
Terms of the agreement were an-
nounced by W. V. Helmel, first vice-
president of the corporation and
Richard T. Frankensteen, organiza-
tional director of the union.
DETROIT, March 2.--(P)-Sit-
down strikes by thousands of work-
ers closed two major parts plants in
the nation's automobile capital today
as an argument over minimum wag
demands delayed final settlement of
issues remaining from the widespread
General Motors strikes.
A shut-down at the Motor Products
Co., where union leaders said 2,000
men and women struck, was followed
in a few hours. by a strike at the
main plant of the Murray Corp. of
America, body manufacturers. The
union claimed 5,000 of the °6,500 Mur-
ray employes participated.
Both plants supply a portion of the
parts and body requirements of sev-
eral automobile producers, including
the Ford Motor Co., designated bythe
United Automobile Workers of Amer-
ica as one of the next union objec-
tives in its campaign for recognitior
as a bargaining agency for the in-
dustry's employes.
Daily Business Staff.
Calls ForTryouts
Tryouts for the men's division o
The Daily business stff are asked t
attend the initial meeting at 4 p.m
today in the Student Publication
Only those who have no grad
lower than a "C" and at least on

elranini Is Secretary; Y
Fauver, New Treasurer;
Loomis Rushing Head
President Is Active L
In Campus Groups
Harriet Shackleton, '38, was elected
resident of the Panhellenic Associa- fu
on for the coming year at a meet- A
ig of sorority representatives yester- n
ay in the League. fe
The new secretary of the organi t
ation is Carolyn Beltramini, '38, and p
Jetty Fauver, '38, was elected treas-
rer. Kathryn Loomis, '38MS, was
lected rushing secretary for the next p
chool year. hi
Member Of Wyvern b)
A member of Kappa Alpha Theta i
orority, Miss Shackleton has been i
amed to play the leading feminine c
ole in the 1937 Junior Girls Play. h
he is a member of Wyvern and of h
he publicity committee of the
eague. She was voted one of the 10
iost beautiful women of the Uni- b
ersity in a recent contest conducted m
y the Gargoyle, and was hostess 'a
hairman for the Sophomore Cabaret s
n her second year. i
Miss Beltramini is affiliated with a
iamma Phi Beta sorority. She is a d
nember of the cast for this year's
unior women's production, being a t
nember of the band which will be o
eatured in the play, "Feather In His s
ap." Miss Beltramini is it Stanley I:
horus and a member of both the o
ocial and publicity commttees of s
he League. She was a committee F
nember of the Penny Carnival and c
>f the Sophomore Cabaret last year.
In Junior Girls Play t
General chairman of the last an- c
iual Panhellenic Banquet, Miss Fau- w
ver is affiliated with Kappa Kappa C
"amma sorority. She will take part
n the Junior Girls Play as a mem-
er of the Singing Villagers chorus C
ind the policeman chorus. Miss Fau- n
er was in charge of the raffle booth o
t the League Fair last fall and is a a
nember of the social committee of C
he League. u
Miss Loomis is a member of Alpha a
(Continued on Page 5) d
Hockey Sextet
Whips London
All Stars '8-il g
Fabello Gets Three Goals; n
Heyliger Scores Two;o
Toronto Here Saturdaya
Michigan's Conference Champion-
ship hockey team completely out-
classed a squad of London All-StarsS
in the Coliseum last night as they
scored almost at will before a smalla
but enthusiastic crowd to triumph byq
a count of 8-1.P
The Wolverines turned the gameh
into a rout before it was five mi-
utes old when Johnny Fabello banged q
home two goals and George Cookes
a third to give Michigan a lead whicha
was never in danger.V
The London Club, despite its threes
forward lines was practically at thet
mercy of the eight Wolverines whom
Coach Eddie Lowrey had at his dis-
Fabello led the goal getting paradet
with three markers and an assist,
while Captain Vic Heyliger andx
George Cooke bagged two countersx
and an assist apiece. Gibby James
was credited with one goal and lour
assists, and thus sneaked off with
high scoring honors for the evening.
Less than two minutes were gone
in the opening period when James
passed to Fabello as the latter moved

in on the right flank. Johnny's shot
was stopped by Goalie Bibbings, but
Fabello picked up the rebound and
flipped home a backhand drive as
he skated across the goal mouth.
Three minutes later George Cooke
dribbled through the defense and
shot Fabello a pass. This time the
black headed junior blazed a drive
(Continued on Page 3)
Troops Surrounded
Southeast Of Madrid
MADRID, March 2.--(P)-Seven
hundred insurgent troops were re-
ported surrounded and in imminent
r1~- n. n.~, ff rfn.nh irp trnv'i Lhf southeast

uture Quake
[s Not Likely,
[Iobbs States
esterday's Tremor Part
Of Series That Has Come
At Regular Intervals
ast Shock Here
Was In Nov., 1935
Recurrence within the immediate
iture of the earthquake which shook
nn Arbor yesterday morning was
ot deemed likely last night bo Pro-
ssor-Emeritus William H. Hobbs of
he geology department, famed ex-
ert on earth tremors.
Although no new quake was antici-
ated very soon by Professor Hobbs,
e did point out that yesterday's tem-
lor was part of a series which has
ppeared at rather regular intervals
the Great Lakes region. Since a
atastrophic quake in 1663, however,
one has been of a disastrous nature,
e declared.
Began At 9:48 A.M.
The earth shock here was recorded
y the University Observatory seis-
ograph as beginning at 9:48 a.m.,
ccording to Miss Mary E. Lindsey,
eismographical assistant. Its max-
mum intensity was reached within
few seconds, and its total recorded
uration was about 15 minutes.
During the first minute of this
ime, workers in the Observatory and
ther buildings reported, swaying and
haking sensations were pronounced.
n Haven Hall Prof. Arthur E. Wood
f the sociology department noticed
evere shaking, and the Union and
irst National Bank were also appre-
lably agitated by the quake.
No damage was evident in either
he University buildings or in the
ity, although some frare houses
ere described as having "shaken all
Centers In Ohio
Spread over southern Michigan,
)hio, Indiana, West Virginia and
orthern Kentucky, the earth trem-
rs appeared to have their epicenter
bout 200 miles from Ann Arbor, in
Ohio. From Jackson and Detroit, as
well as from Louisville, Cincinnati
nd Indianapolis reports came yester-
day that shocks had jarred buildings
nd shaken movable objects. In no
nstance was loss of life or serious
damage apparent.
The origin of yesterday's "moder-
ately intense" quake was ascribed
by Professor Hobbs to the relief of
northern lands from the weight of
glacial ice. The lands are slowly
rising, he explained, much in the
manner of a trapdoor, with conse-
uent shocks at intervals. cSuc
minor quakes are probably the lesser
of two evils, he pointed out, for with-
out them a major quake might occur
as the land level changes.
The last earth shock to Ann Arbor
occurred Nov. 1, 1935, at 1:06 a.m.
Miss Mary E. Lindsay, University
seismologist, is "disgusted."
She spent her summer vacation in
a trip to California to study earth-
quakes, and in the vain hope of ex
periencing a minor termor first-
hand. Yesterday when the quak
hit Ann Arbor she had an earth
quake in her own backyard, so t
speak, and she didn't know a thin
about it until a graduate studen
working on an upper floor of the ob
servatory came iushing downstairs t
tell her.
"Nine times out of ten, I'd hav
been working upstairs myself at tha
hour," she said indignantly. "As i
was, I was so deep in a conversatio
that I didn't realize until afterward

what had caused the shaking an(
rattling that had vaguely disturber

Council Again
Bans Hell Week
For the second time within the
past 12 months the Interfraternity
Council has abolished Hell Week.
At its meeting last night, the Coun-
cil heard the resolution passed April
6, 1936. This resolution, with a few
minor changes in phraseology, was
accorded a unanimdus vote of accep-
tance by the 33 fraternity represen-
tatives present.
The resolution reads as follows:
Hell Week in any form shall be
abolished from and after this
During the period of pledge-
ship, fraternities shall try to in-
culcate in their freshmen the
development of friendship, a
sense of respect to the fraternity
and University, the importance
of scholarship and the removal
of characteristics which are a
hindrance to becoming a good
members of society. The period
of pledgeship shall end with the
beginning of the ritualistic cere-
During the period of pledge-
ship, there shall be no physical
mistreatment of pledges, no in-
decent practices, no interference
with class work, and all training
activities shall be confined to the
chapter house.
The purpose of last night's meet-
ing was to outlaw specifically the
undesirable features of Hell Week
and to bring to light past rules made
by the Council that would serve the
same purpose. The rule brought to
light was the April 6 resolution,
quoted earlier, that had been criti-
cized for its vagueness by one mem-
ber of the Council at its meeting last
George Cosper, '37, president of
the Council, said that this resolution
shou4d be the guide for all fraternity
pre-initiation activities, because it
will determine whether fraternities
have attempted to restore to life this
"dead' tradition.
Detroit Judge'
Convicts Nine
r Of BlackLegion
DETROIT, March 2. -(P)- Nine
more men were added today to the
list of more than a score convicted of
Black Legion terrorism since the mur-
der of a WPA worker exposed the
secret society last May.
e N. Ray Markland, former mayor o
- suburban Highland Park, and Arthu
o F. Lupp, Sr., until a few months agc
g a milk inspector for the Detroit Board
t of Health, were among the nine found
- guilty of conspiring to kill Arthui
Q L. Kingsley, newspaper publisher o
the suburb.
e Recorder's Judge John V. Bren-
t nan, who heard the case alone afte
t the 16 defendants waived trial b
n jury, acquitted seven other men o:
d the state's charge that they plotted t
d shoot Kingsley in 1933 because of his
d political opposition to Markland, wh(
was defeated for re-election in 1934

Proposal May Affect Court
Bill If Labor Leaders
Take President's Cue
Demand Not 'Must'
Legislation, He Says
Committee Findings Draw
Sharp Challenge From
Gen. HughJohnson
WASHINGTON, March 2.-(P)-
President Roosevelt came out flatly

nid emphatically today for new wage
rd hour legislation at the present
'ssion of Congress.
He said at a press conference that
ich a ,statute ought to be enacted
nd that he hoped it would be be-
>re Congress goes home.
The President's assertion, in the
iidst of his fight for power to name
ix new justices to the supreme bench
'here the old NRA was killed, stirred
nmediate speculation as to the pos-
ible effect upon that controversy.
Some administration supporters
lave predicted that labor groups
ould campaign unremittingly for
he proposed court rearganization if
,ssured new federal regulation of
'orking conditions.
Not 'Must'
In disclosing his attitude, the Pres-
lent warned reporters against quot-
ng him as saying the legislation
must" be passed. He said none of
he legislation he has advocated is in
he "must" category as far as he is
oncerned, and urged that that term
>e discarded.
His press conference closely fol-
owed the sending to Congress of a
,eport by a Presidential committee
hich conducted a postmortem .on
he dead NRA.
It urged that future attempts to
-egulate business be more flexible
nd simpler.
The committee credited NRA with
ifting wages and putting more than
,000,000 persons to work. But it hit
t what it called "uncertain" policies
nd "impractical and unenforceable"
>rovisions of codes.
Johnson Hits Report
Several of the committee findings
rew a hot challenge from Gen. Hugh
. Johnson, first NRA head, who as-
;erted the group was "packed" with
ersons "inimical to NRA."
The group said that if the NRA
type of business controls are to be
tried again they "should be limited
o a few important industries."
The report traced legal roads to-
ward NRA objectives which "still re-
nain open," among these listing re-
taxation of anti-trust laws to permit
trade agreements formulated by in-
dustries themselves but reviewed by a
government body.
It urged that control of trade prac-
tices and labor standards be divorced
in any future regulatory system, add-
ing that the NRA attempted to cover
too much ground.
Steer Clear Of NRA
It said that several measures fitted
within the present constitutional
framework, among them the Walsh-
Healy Act imposing labor standards
on firms contracting with the gov-
ernment, federal statutes aiding
state regulation and certain measures
to guarantee colleotive bargaining.
Any broad scheme for price fixing,
the committee said, might be inter-
preted as an unreasonable restraint
of trade. It added that NRA efforts
to fix prices failed.
The committee was composed of
Secretaries Wallace, Roper and Per-
kins, George M. Harrison, Railway
labor executive; Prof. J. M. Clark of
Columbia University; George H.
Mead, Dayton, O., industrialist, and
William . Davis, New York attorney.
Doty Will Be Soloist
In Recital Today
Prof. E. William Doty of the School
of Music and associate to Prof. Pal-
mer Christian, University organist,
will offer eight selections in the Twi-
light Organ Recital at 4:15 p.m. to-
day in Hill Auditorium.
A graduate of the University School
of Music, Professor Doty was for a
time a member of the faculty of the
University of Illinois.
Circuit Court Docket
Has 120 CaSP. R d

Roosevelt Desires
Hour, W age Laws
In Present Session



Local Cooperative Did $13,000

Dean Dana Opposes Roosevelt's
Conservation Department Plan

Business In Past

Six Months

With its membership 20 times
larger than when it was organized
one year ago, the Ann Arbor Coop-
erative Society did a $13,000 business
during the past six months, William
H. Kemnitz, manager of the organi-
zation, said in an interview yester-
A two-per cent dividend on 1936
purchases was declared for the co-
operative's 356 families last Wed-
nesday at a meeting in which Prof.
Robert C. Angell of the sociology de-
partment was elected president of the
board of directors, Mr. Kemnitz said.
For the week ending Saturday, Feb.

coal by the carload, Mr. Kemnitz said.;
"After the vested interests forced
the coal-buying venture out of exist-
ence," Mr. Kemnitz said, "several
local organizations and the original
nucleus decided last March to build
a real cooperative.* By April 42 fam-
ilies belonged and in July the coop-
erative was incorporated. A gas sta-
tion was bought in August by 160
families with the savings from coal.
Then a table with groceries was put
in the station and when sales
amounted to more than $2 a day the
grocery business, run by volunteer
women labor, was moved into a re-
modeled barn next to the station."
The cooperative is organized on the

Strong opposition to Presidenti
Roosevelt's proposal to include a De-
partment of Conservation in the cab-I
inet was expressed yesterday by Deanf
Samuel T. Dana of the forestry
school, who returned last week from
a sabbatical leave spent mostly in
Washington, D.C., where he was act-
ing chief of the forest economics di-
vision of the Forest Service.
While the proposals of the com-
mittee on governmental reorganiza-
tion are vaguely expressed, they would
apparently result in one of two.
courses of action, he said. One would
be transfer of the entire Forest Ser-
vice, now in the Department of Agri-
culture, to a new Department of Con-

lating to forestry should be centered
in a single department, which he be-
lieves should be that concerned with
the production of other crops, namely
'the Department of Agriculture.
Experience covering a period of
more than 30 years has demonstrated
the effectiveness of centering in a
single department those activities
)having to do with the management
of organic products of the soil, he
Instead of transferring such bu-
reaus to the Forest Service, either in
whole or in part, to a renamed De-
parment of Interior, it would be far
preferable to move certain activities,
such as the administration of grazing
on the public domain, from that de-

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