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The Weather
Mostly cloudy today and to.-
morrow; snow tonight or tomor-
row; no decided change in tem-


tAp ctYt


The Crisis In
Amex Pan Agriculture



Highway Men
Discuss Road
In Parley Here,
Experts Meet In Traffic,
Engineering Sessions At
24th Annual Conclave
Parking Meters Au 1
Lights Are Taken Up
Traffic and engineering sessions of
the 24th Annual Michigan Highway
Conference met yesterday to hear
speeches on accidnt prevention, road
building, parking control and street
In municipal preparation for an ef-
fective' street-lighting plan, Kirk M.
Reid of the General Electric Com-
pany recommended use of the Illu-
minating Engineer's Society's Code of
Street Lighting, which includes rec-
ommendations on the basic features
of a lighting system-such as luni-


Germans HailAustro Pact
As WorldAwaits Outcome
Foreign Offices Speculate On Schuschnigg's Price Foi
New Amnesties To Der Fuchrer And The Nazis;
Reports Say Great Britain Extended Help

Scientific thought will amelio-
rate present-day problems in
highway safety just as perplexities
of engineering problems have
vanished before the weight of sci-
ence Norman Damon, director of
the Automotive Safety Founda-
tion told the Michigan Highway
Conference at the informal dinner
last night in the Union.
The amount of trafic safety in
any community depends upon the
will of the people, he declared.
When we look at the national
record, Mr. Damon said, we note
the $170,000,000 of the earnings
of the nation's highway system
that were last year drained off for
diverse purposes, and this hap-
pened, he asserted, in the year
that highway fatalities reached
a new high.
naire spacing, mounting height, ar-
rangement and lamp size-for each
of the major street clavsifications.
Mr. Reid pointed out the need foj
effective lighting by showing that 6f
per cent of all traffic fatalities ocPw
at night, with only one-quarter of
the toal 24-hour traflic on the roid
Parking meters ofle'r an efIectiv(
compromise between the two usc:
of streets as arteries for movemen'
of traffic and as storage places for
automobiles. Paul S. Robinette, Traf-
fic Engineer of Toledo, said. Meter.,
increae the turnover in individual
curb space usage, he said, by nearly
two and one-half times.
It is becoming more and more ob-
vious, through observations conductec
by the Psychopathic Clinic of th
Recorder's Court in Detroit, that the
application of education, engineering.
and enforcement on the highway i
being done in a superficial manner
without any consideration of the psy-
chological background of individuals;
said Dr. Lowell S. Selling, director of
the Clinic.
The only hope of improving the ac-
cident situation on modern highways
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New ja w-
1oe La t lc
Bukdd~itihs' Ch1ristians Anld
Marxists Join Hands
Buddhists, Chrlstians, Tolstoyam
and Marxians have banded togethe
in Japan to foin a classless "society,'
where neither distincions, nor ext er-
nal barriers, separate those who won
with their hands from those who work
with their heads," Dr. Terecina Row-
8ll, who recently spent a year in study-
ing the movement, told an audience
of 50 at Lane Hall last night.
Speaking with the enthusiasm of a
seer of a new life, Dr. Rowell ex-
plained the attempt cf an expanding
Japanese group to produce "harmony
of the individual wlth the universe"
through an Utopian, classless social
The Utopian order is to be attained.
she said, through the recognition of
the uiimportance of possessions
which the example set by "com-
munities" like Itto-En will bring to
general realization. Already in Ja-
pan, Dr. Rowell pointed out, owners
of considerable property have given
up their worldly goods to join the
movement, Dr. Rowell pointed out.
Fres1hman Smoker
Put Off Indefinitely
The smoker for freshmen and new

BERLIN, Feb. 15.-(IP)-Germany's
new power in Austria was acclaimed
by Nazi officialdom today, but in the
public mind a number of questions
remained unanswered.
Chief among these was: what is
Reichsfuehrer Hitler paying in re-
turn for the Austrian cabinet
changes and amnesty to political
Other questions discussed in res-
taurants, parties and professional
gatherings were:
Is amnesty in Germany contem-
plated as a companion measure to
the Austrian amnesty?
Will anti-Semitism become a car-
dinal principle in Austrian policy?
What of the Austrian legionnaires
in Germany?
What repercussions will the agree-
ment between Hitler and Austrian
Chancellor Kurt Schuchnigg have
upon German and Austrian relations
with Czechoslovakia?
The answers to these questions, at
least in part, are expected in the
two-hour speech which Hitler will
deliver to the nation Sunday after-
noon at the Reichstag meeting.
Informed sources predicted that
Dr. Alfred Rosenberg, leader of Ger-
many's neo-Pagan movement and of
Nazi foreign activities, would emerge
from the Reichstag session as Hit-
ler's Communist-baiter No. 1 -for
bolshevism what Julius Stseicher is to
The 35-year-old leader is known to
be imbued with a deep hatred of
One of his tasks would be to track
down communists operating in Ger-
many. It also was believed he would1
attempt to expand the anti-commin-t
tern triangle made up of Germany,
Italy and Japan.
Varsity Singrers
To Tour Cities
In An nui al Trip
' o)iWVis J.Lted illBufalo, ht)
Dearbon1, Saginaw And
Jacksou ;Mattern Leads

Official quarters in Berlin frankly
were annyode at reports published
abroad to the effect that Austria had
surrendered to German military
pressure in accepting Hitler's de-
It was explained that accounts of
troop concentrations on the Austrian
border probably arose from the jit-
tery state of mind of persons who
mistook ordinary winter maneuvers
of German Alpine troops for "tre-
mendous concentrations" along the
Diplomatic sources said Great Brit-
ain played as imporant part as Italy
in bringing about the Hitler-Schu-
schnigg talks. (Officials in London
flatly denied this). They said
Britain, concerned over possible fric-
tion between Germany and Austria,
was believed to have promised Ger-
many a loan in the event of an
Austro-German reconciliation.
Iloth Quartet
Here To iilAt
I-11 9th Concert
O(peR Program At , :30
In lill Auditorimn
The Roth String Quartet of Buda-
pest will present the first Choral
Union Concert of this semester and
the ninth of the series with a pro-
gram of three numbers at 8:30 p.m.I
today in Hill Auditorium.l
Feri Roth, founder, is first violin-
ist, Jeno Antal. second violinist, Fer-
enc Molnar, viola and Janos ScholzT
violincellist. The quartet made its
debut 1926 in Paris.
Georges Enesco will conclude thet
series March 1 1
The program follows:t
Quartet in F minor, 01). 93 iAl-
legro con brio, Allegr'etto ma nont
troppo, Allegro assai v ivae, Larghet-t
o espressivo. Allegro agi f;ato) Beeth-
oven; Quartet i D-flat major, No. 2
(Andante. Allegro, Presto acciacato.
Molto adagio-andante) Dohnani:
and Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No.
1 (Introduzione-. -Allegro. Scherzo.

Powers Seek
Hitler Policy
lrance And Britain Ask
For Nazi Intentions In
Recent Austrian Crisis
Oppose Domination
By Fascist German
LONDON Feb. 16.--(/P)-Great
Britain and France, gravely worried
over Germany's drastic moves te
force Nazi domination on Austria, de-
iided tonight to ask Chancellor Adol
Hitler's government to declare it
future intentions regarding the coun-
This decision was made public after
a two-hour meeting of the British
Cabinet-the second session of the
day-and was believed to reflect a
joint Anglo-French understanding to
strengthen their weak resistance
against Nazi encroachment in Aus-
British and French ambassadors in
Berlin were instructed, the foreign
Office announced, to approach the
Reich Government with a request for
The ambassadors were told to re-
iterate the interest of Great Britain
and France in Austria. It was indi-
cated they would remind Germany
that the two democracies were op-
posed to single action by one power
on questions paramount to all Eu-
There was no doubt that Hitler, in
forcing the appointment of Nazi
sympathizers to the Austrian cab-
inet, at the same time forced Great
Britain and France, occupied with
rearming and obviously unready to
go to war now, to decide whether to
take a stronger stand in turbulent
For five years, while Nazism and
Fascism have been climbing to world
power, the two democracies have been
mild and conciliatory.
Now they are confronted with only
two possible policies to pursue re-
garding the German threat to Aus-
tria's independence.
A French diplomatic official said
that "inasmuch as we cannot declare
war against Germany, we must adopt
more discreet but effective means."
JP! . sat* lisni Sch 001
Soen By Ilutchi 'is
As Shady Ventures
CHICAGO. Feb. 16.--!P)-Dr. Rob-
vrt M. Hutchins, president of the
University of Chicago, told the In-
land Daily Press Association today,
"the shadiest educational ventures
Linde respe(table auspices arce tihe
schools of journaliism."
Speaking on "what education can-
not do," the educator lumped jour-
nalism and public service with charm,
personality and "how to get married
and like it" as subjects which can-;
not be taught.
"What education cannot do," he
asserted, "is to prepare men and
women for specific Jobs All it, can
hojw to do is to tirain their minds so;
Ihat they cars adjust themselves to
any job,"
ne declared schools of journalism
"exist in defiance of tile obvious fact
that the beAt preparation for jour-
nalism is a good education.
"Journalism itself can be learned,
if at all, only by being a journalist,"
tic said., "The pursuit of knowledge

for its own sake is being rapidly ob-
scured in colleges and universities
ind may soon be extinguished "

Sextet Defeats


Michigan Swimmers Down
Yale In Close Finish4b.34;



The Men's Varsity Glee Club be- Adagio, Presto) Schuman?)
ins its annual concert season this ------
veek with scheduled performances
n Rochester and Buffalo, N.Y., and Stranded #
Jackson, Saginaw and Dearborn. LS
The singers leave tomorrow for
Rochester where they appear at the Taken f Iee
)ak Hill Country Club. The regular '_
roeram will be followed by comic -
'lief in the form of a "Kalcidescope" Sov 4' A irpLau q i se I
>f Michigan songs and novelty smun- S .
bers.LogL sScett
The "Green-Eyed Dragon" will
'pad off the floor show at the Buf- MO COW. Feb. 16.-_01) Rescuers
alo Athletic Club, where the or- (dfmlly rear-d Ihe utu' Rusia polar
,anivation will sing Saturday night. 'rPl tod v when 11vo airplanes
1 lake-off of Shakespeare's "Romeo [to'0 SVi i{ breakers landed near
md Juliet" will be another highlight heir drift mx ice floe off Greenland.,
Cf the evening's entertainment. They did not rmrediately n-ianke ait
Next Wednesday the club will l' efit. horever to I a ke I th scient its
' :ia ginawxv. Thursday i J. c)kso';u ad10 from'i I hr' floe. whi Ia had bt ien their
tu(ldy;. at JDa'born ti. home during mucre tian eight onthsl
Prof. Dal vid Ma ttern will again or drffing thward from the v Oin-
lirect the series with the assi :tanice it r of lhe No1 rtPole.
r two newly elected OFOirs' . Pati 'I lhea ajla rn-sh i (ft er ityi # 'sir-cess.
Yergens, '38, pr'siden t, and ,Johli W. ily y5- '( Y o it th' cam purs
uollins, '39E, treasurer. '1)o11 u l air, loa(51:ted I1hem w ithout
d_ifflc ulty today.
9 en's IDoriis E L Iv" (;he vih"j i, pilot jun a i1_"te
from ah i,' breaker Murman.
! ficersFor1TaiIewd the 12 mile:; of ice between
1he rescue shios and the scientistsj
it I I all (ledfir O'.

Visitors Prove Sirrise
To Wolverines; England
Plays Bang-Up Hockey
700 Witmess Long
Gil) James, Smack Allen
Account For All Scores;
Call 'Tilt Best Of Year
In the first overtime game of the
'urrent season, Michigan's Gib
James-Smack All en combination
proved too much for the Paris, Ont.
hockey club and the Wolverines
chalked up their ninth win by a 3-2
score. The game, played at the
Coliseum last night, was witnessed
by approximately 700 people.
The margin of victory came with
slightly less than nine minutes of
the extra period gone. Lloyd Kemp-
thorne, Paris center ,was sent off the
ice by Referee Paddy Farrell for
tripping. Coach Eddie Lowrey sent
Forward Evvie Doran in to replace
Capt. Bob Simpson, defense, in order
to give Michigan a four man line. 17
seconds later James took a pass from
Allen and scored.
Gib, Sack Get All Points
Gib and Smack accounted for all
the Michigan points, Gib scoring
twice and Smack once on assists from
each other.
Paris proved a surprise package
both to the spectators and to the
Maize and Blue sextet when the
game, turned into the fastest, one of
the cleanest and most exciting seen
here this year. Except for three min-
or penalties, there was no sign of
over-hard body checking or rough-
ne.ss Both teams concentrated on
good hockey and the poke checking
and stick handling attested to their
Michigan kept pounding at the
Paris cage consistently but it was
only the fine work of Larry England
that kept the Wolverines from scor-
ing. At times England came halfway
out to the blue line to make saves.,
Spike James, in the nets for Michi-,
gan, turned in a stellar performance
Game Starts Fast
The game started out fast and be-;
came a race-horse affair with the
puck being pushed up and down the1
rink at top speed. Michigan scoredj
first when James took a pass from
Allein as he crossed the blue line and
outskated the defense to tally, 14:43.
Blondie Kuhlman tied the score for
Paris in the second period when he
received an assist from Chuck Mc-
Kutchion, 10:16.
The third canto saw Allen and
James take part in a beautiful two-
man passing attack to befuddle the
Paris defense before Allen converted,
(tontlnued on Page 3)
Em loyabkvs
P 111se( I A. ki
Nins Siys Needy Will Get
W7PA felp By March
LANSiNG, Feb. 16-'-A prom-t
se that "by the first of March everyl
Employable person who can work" in
Michigan wil be placed on WPA proj-
ects was made today by Louis M
Ninm, state WPA administrator, tot
250 county relief administrators gath
Bred here for a discussion of relief
In order to do this, he said, localc
£overn ments mnust coO erate to thet
ov, Frank Murphy told the ofl_-
cials to ignore technical a rgurentst
about the length and reason for ther

business recession, to ignore red-tape
and political interference, and to
make it their first consideration to see
no Michigan resident went in need,
Referring to arguments among the
officials, the Governor said he was
not interested in the reasons for the
relief problem but only in its solu-
Higgs, Lake, Smith


Eases Jewish Fear

- R
11 Duce Allays
Semitic F--ears,
Limits Activity
Not To impose Repressive
Measures Against Jews
Amenable To His Views
ROME, Feb. 16.- t(P) --Premier
Mussolini's first official recognition
of an Italian Jewish problem ap-
peared today in a warning to Jews
coupled with reassurance against
Italy's following the drastic examples
of Germany and Rumania.
An official statement outlined lim-
its set on Jewish activity, but car-
ried a promise ndt to take repressive
measures against Jews who do not
oppose fascism.
Well-informed sources said the
anti-Semitic campaign which has
been rising in certain Italian news-
papers would be slackened,
Though Il Duce's newspaper II
Popolo D'Italia a year ago advised
Jews to leave the Zionist movement
alone, Mussolini in the past has dis-
avowed anti-Semitism.
The official statement of policy
placed three special limitations on
Jewish Independence in Italy:
1. Jews will not be permitted to
play a more important part in the ,
national life than their individual
abilities merit.
2. Their activities must not be out
of proportion to their numerical rep-,
resentation in the community
3. If newly-arrived Italy, their con-
duct will be observed carefully. 1
Part hes petAhr
With only - two weeks before the
opening of petitions for Student Sen-
ators, political pa rty alignien ts, now
taking shape, give promise of a vig-
orous campaign.
Already, the Daily has learned,
candidates lan to run under the con--
servative banner, others with the!
Young Co munist League's backing.
and still others are forming the nu-
eites for a Liberal Student Coal-
tion. Several fraternities also pledge
to sponsor candidates,
According to Martin Dworkis, '40,
president of the Executive Commit--
tee, the proportional representation
elan of elections will make the body
a democratic one.
"It will," he said, "be the most
democratic form of student represen-
tation possible. Each student will
have a say in the policies of the or
ganization through his ballot Also.
the system will accurately mirror
campus sentiment under this plan,"1
Suggestions offered by the commit-i
tee which launched and drew up the
plans, need not be adopted by the
Senate. Among the recommenda
tions submitted is that the body dis-
cuss local matters only when they
bear on national legislation.
Under this sort of system, to in-
troduce a "bill" on local housing, at-'
tention must first be drawn to na-
tional housing legislation This was a
compromise between those who ex-
pected the Senators to devote their

Winning Team Undecided
Until Final Tilt; Haynie
Loses To (Capt. Macionis
Kirar Takes First
.11I00-Yd. Freestyle
Both Relay Teams Remain
Undefeated As Seconds,
Thirds Increase Score
NEW HAVEN, Feb. 16.-(Special to
the Daily )--Three inches and a small
fraction of a second proved the dif-
ference between victory and defeat
for Michigan's National Intercolle-
giate swim champions here tonight
as Tom Haynie of the Wolverines out-
Fouched Yale's great John Macionisin
the final lap of the 400 yard relay
race to win the event and the meet, 41
,o 34.
Coach Bob Kiputh's Eli swimmers
flashed unexpected power in three
events and took firsts in five. Mich-
igan won both relays and the 100-
yard free-style a-ace and the 440-yard
The rival natators battled in every
event and in every race the crowd was
brought to its feet by thrilling fin-
ishes. Not until Haynie beat out Ma-
'ionis in the relay event was the out-
come of the meet decided. The score
was deadlocked three times during
the evening and at no stage of activ-
ities did either team have an appre-
siable advantage.
Team Power Wins
It was team power that gained the
Wolverines victory, but each aggrega-
tion was definitely paced by individual
Johnny Macionis, Eli Captain and
1936 Olympic swimmer was the Yale
hero. He nipped Wolverine Tom Hay-
nie after tiailing him for 200 yard,
n the last 20 yards to win the 220
yard free style race in 2:13.6.
Macionis put in a surprise appear-
amce in the 200 yard breast stroke and
again caine from behind, this time to
make up a ten yard deficit and beat
out Wolverine Johnny Haigh.
Captain Ed Kirar and Haynie
proved to be the Michigan stars. Kirar
took the century race in 0:52.8, fast
time ,and paced Michigan's 300 yard
medley and 400 yard free-style relay
teams to essential victories.
Haynie, after lesing a heart breaker
lo Macionis in the 220 came back to
win the quarter mile race, and then,
with but a few minutes rest, provided
by a prolonged cheer on the part of
loyal Michigan alumni, anchored
Michigan's relay team to the meet-
winnig Victory
Michigan l als Off
Michigan took a 5-0 lead with a
first in the medley relay. Yale then
took a first and third in the 220-yard
race to make the score 8-6, Michigan.
Yale's Danforth bested Michigan's
Wolin and 1erstenfeld in a closely
centested battle off the three-meter
Jiving board. This event, character-
i:U, of every event of the night, went
,o tla.aforti who had 11653 points
'omulialred to Wolins 116.39.
Michigan went on to take both
t ixst and second in the 100 yard free-
,yle; then Yale took the two top
paces in the back stroke and the first
place in the breast stroke, Haynie's
victory in the 440 tied the score at
34-34 and set the stage for the Mich-
igan win in the last and deciding
Cinemiia Group
Offrs 2Film
'Tl River' And 'Peter I
WeekEnd Features
An extra feature, "The River,' De-

partment of Agriculture film depict-
ing Mississippi floods and their toll.
in human suffering and soil erosion,
will be shown at 8:15 p.m. Friday and
Saturday at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre on the same program with
"Peter L"
Tickets for the showing will be
available after 10 a.m, today, tomor-
row and Saturday at the Mendel-
ssohn box office.
"The River," has scenes of the
Mississippi-Ohio valley before, dur-
ing and after the devastating flood

Officer's lo1' the comning semester
were elected yesterday by ,membersl
?f the Allen and Rumsey Houses,
'reshmen men's dormitories.
William Stuck was chosen presi
lent of the Allen House, William
Ash, vice-president; George Harris,
treasurer; Roger Yepson, social
habirman, and Riichard Peckinsog I,
social secretary.
In the Rumsey House Neal Seegert,
Donald Stevenson, Charles Barrett,
Neal Vedder and Robert Crane were
elected president-" vice - president,
treasurer, social chairman and socIal
secretary respectively.
Wright Ac tuited
On Insanity Plea,
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16.-P)-Paul
A. Wright, former airport executive
who killed his wife and his best friend.
was technically freed today by the
same jury which convictedi him last
week on two counts of manslaughter.
The jury convicted Wright in three

___ ,

CGOld I ester IZatio M ove Seen

By ALI;H'I' 1. M~'AYJQ
Ihe gold dust crilizatlion move made
Mlnrday may be a step towards pacify-
ing easy money advocates with an
agreeable compromise anid at, the
Sai n a(,imeI'fh'ttng :m economy in
t he Tesay i.l~w ' C, 51tt--
ons o thli! ecuoniis tidepartmnent,
said yest erday,.
'The desteriliz tion of gold brought
bout by the announcement of Sec-
ietary Morgentltau means that gold
muports lider 100 million dollars in
Sany one quarter will not be sterilized,
that is, made null and void as a basis
for crm'dit expa nsio).,
The scnilizi ion policy of the
l'reasury was imiaugurated in Deceni-
ber 1936 to avoid an excessive iilfla -
tion Which xas threatened at li-rat
time by the contiined huge gold in-

l'reasury which were, through the Me=
rdiu m of the Federal Reserve Banks,
wiven back to the banks into which the
gold had originally been deposited,
These notes do not count as legal re-
-:Terves and hence could not be made a
for credit expxansion.
Before the sterilization policy went
into effect in 1936, gold deposited in
member banks of the Federal Reserve
Syst em was sent to the Federal Re-
ser ve BanIks which re-deposited the
old with the Treasury. The Treas=
ury then issued certificates against
the gold to the depositing Reserve
Banks. Since the gold certificates
count as reserves, their retention by
the Reserve Banks meant that they
could be used by the original deposit-
ing banks as a. basis for expanding
cedi t.

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