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The Weather
Cloudy and colder, snow today;
generally fair tomorrow.

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Editorials
Democracy On
The Kilocycles...

VOL. XLVIII. 'No. 99 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, FEB. 19, 1938

PRICE FIVE CENTS

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Cagers Ready For
Minnesota; Tanl

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Squad Faces Ohio

Basketballers Go Through
Snappy Drill in Spite Of
Two Successive Defeats
Thomas And ink
Suffering injries
By IRVIN LISAGOR
(Daily Sports Editor)
Regardless of Gopher intentions,
Michigan's quintet views tonight's
conflict with Minnesota as a stiu-
lant to its faltering pace. Though
both teams are lodged in fourth
place, each clings to that bare mathe-
matical possibility of a Big Ten title.-
Despite two straight losses--pre-
ferably called upsets-at the hands
of Michigan State and Iowa, Coach
Cappon's dribblers went through an
invigorating drill yesterday. Their
gay mood was a welcome bit of relief
after a week spent rueing the Hawk-
eye defeat and taking themselves en-
tirely too seriously. Monday night's
debacle, which was a bitter pill to
swallow, had left them in a surly
funk until Cappon wisely pointed out
that basketball is only a port and
should be treated as such.
Fly In Ointment
But there inevitably falls a fly in
the ointment. The Wolverines will
not be at full length, for Eddie Thom-
as and Charley Pink are operating
under physical handicaps. Pink
turned up with a crippling charley-
horse which may shelve him also forI
the Wisconin game Monday night,
and Thomias, although assigned to
start, has a wrenched shoulder which
precludes rough combat and hampers
his shooting from afar.
The Wolverines are buoyed, never-
theless, by the fact that they de-
feated Minnesota, 31-16, last semes-
ter with consumate ease. The Goph-
ers could tally only three points in
the second half of that game, while
Michigan. made 20. However, the
Gophers have since harpened their
outlook by winning their last four
Conference games, a reasonable indi-
cation that the stuff which made
them co-champions last year has'
\""en recaptured.
Which Will Be Finished?
Tonight's losers may well adopt the'
"it-was-great-fun-while-it-lasted"1
philosophy because their now slen-
der chances will have dwindled to1
such atomic proportions that it
would require a Ptolemy to calculate
them. Four defeats in the Big Ten
will be harder to make up than a
screen star's countenance.
Coach Cappon has, in his experi-
ments this week, come up with a
new man who is likely to be the No. 1
reserve tonight. He is Fred Trosko,7
late of football fame. An unruffled'
(Continued on Page 3)
InvetorTells
Of New Mine
For Air War
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18,- (A) --
Congress received a tip from an in-
ventor today that the Administra-
tion's $1,050,000,000 naval expansion
program would have to be revised
drastically due to the development of
a mysterious new "aerial mine."
Lester P. Barlow of Stamford,
Conn., the inventor, indicated belief
that the device, dropped by bombing
planes from tremendous heights,
could "blanket" and area 10 miles
square in three or four minutes.
Ile told the House committee con-
sidering the naval expansion bill
that he was the first man to use
bombs in aerial warfare.
Barlow declared 12 years ago that

he had developed a destructive "fly-
ing torpedo" with. which "we can hit
Chicago 50 tImes a minute from
Washington."
He testified before a House com-
mittee in 1926 that the torpedo was
perfected during the World War but
that only a few blueprints were ever
made.
He told the House Naval Commit-
tee today that new military tactics
in the air would be announced in the
immediate future.
"The whole naval program you are
considering will be greatly altered be-
cause of the new weapons . . . de-

High Point Gopher

France Urges
BritishAction
On Nazi Coup
Chamberlain Asks II Duce
If Britain's Friendship
Is Still Sought By Italy
Vienna Opposition
To Nazis Increases
LONDON, Feb. 18.--France urged
Great Britain today to join her in
a strong joint effort to safeguard the
vital interests of the two democracies
against Germany's strides through
Austria toward a Nazif ed Central
Europe.
At the same time Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain tested Italy's
apparent acquiescence in Reichfuehr-
er Adolf Hitler's coup by demanding
flatly whether Premier Mussolini
wanted friendship with Great Britain.
In Vienna the tide of oposition
toward the Hitlerization of Austria
was rising. Monarchists sought to
join with Socialists to fight the in-
roads Hitler and his Austrian Nazi
followers were making in the gov-
ernment of an "autonomous and in-
dependent Austria."
Members of the Fatherland Front.
Austria's only legal political party,
cried out openly against Chancellor
Kurt Schuschnigg's statements of his'
submission to Hitler's demand. They'
were told tartly they had been called
to listen.
Cabinet Session Called
At the end of a day of fast moving
diplomatic developments in London
Chamberlain took the unusual step
of calling an extraordinary cabinet
council on foreign affairs to meet
Saturday and consider the whole Eu-
ropean situation.
Among the day's outstanding
events was a statement in Vienna by
Franz von Papen, retiring German
ambassador to Austria who was pres-
ent at the conference between Hitler
and Schuschnigg. Von Papen said
the new Austrian lineup with Ger-
many was but the first step toward a
German-led "commonwealth of na-
tions in middle Europe."
Chamberlain and Foreign Secretary
Anthony Eden already had conferred
with Italian Ambassador Dino Grandi
when France presented her strong
representations for "maximum help"
for Austria to resist further Nazi en-
croachment on Austrian indepen-
dence.'
SDiplomatic circles heard reports
that Italy had agreed to Germany's
increased influence -in Austria in re-
turn for a military alliance with Ger-
many. The purge of ranking German
army leaders was believed to have
paved the way for such a treaty.
Paris Speeds Armaments
France made her representations
to Britain as the national defense
council in Paris unanimously ap-
proved a new $329,000,000 armament
plan and decided to accelerate the
output of munitions and armaments.
France's demand was presented

Mctarthli'y Iclzergenimtctes Agcnn;
Cliches Flow From His Thesis Pen

Wherein Come To Light
Vocabularies Slight And
Campus Phrases Trite
By ROBERT 1. FITZHENRY
McCarthy McBergen, head of the
Student Committee on Civil Gibber-
ties, and cliche artist extraordinary,
was arraigned again yesterday on
charges of language corruption,
McBergen appeared "right on the
dot," for the questioning and looked
"spick and span." He claimed to be
as "innocent as a new born babe,"
but he "rose in righteous wrath,"
when we appeared doubtful of his
qualifications and told us the sub-
ject matter was "right up his alley.
"Indeed," said he, "I know the sub-

ject like a book." So the interview
proceeded.

At Ann Arbor Press;

I -a ,Ve-i -1 T) A" " T3 0 I IT 77

Diminutive Gordon Addington,
high scoring Gopher forward will
take the floor against the faltering
Wolverine cagers tonight when the
teams clash at the Field House.
Swimmers Go
rio Columbus
For Big Meet,
Buckeyes Present Strong
Aggregation Featuring
Olympie,_AAU Champs
By DAVID ZEITLIN
Michigan's varsity swimmers in-
vade Columbus today to' meet the
strongest college foe Wolverine na-
tators have ever had to face.
In a meet which will begin at 3
p.m. today, the men of Mann will
take to the water against Mike
Peppe's Ohio State Buckeyes.
Plenty Of Stars
Peppe has on his squad this year,
a host of name-swimmers, an Olym-
pic star, intercollegiate champions,
A.A.U. champions, and many more
who have come up to him with im-
pressive prep school records.
Johnny Higgins, breast-stroker on
the 1936 Olympic and present Na-
tional A.A.U. breast-stroke champ, is
Ohio's number one man in that event.

Peace Leaguep
Forms Branch
In Anm Arbor
Civil Rights Group Merges
With Civil Liberties
Inion In Joint Meeting
An Ann Arbor branch of the Amer-
ican League for Peace and Democracy,
'onsisting of an amalgamation of
memberships of the Washtenaw Con-
ference on Civil Rights and the Ann
Arbor Chapter of the Civil Liberties
Union, was formed last nigh.t in Lane
Hall.
The American League, which held
a conference last fall in Pittsburgh at-
tended by 1,416 members who repre-
sented over four million people,
oledges itself to "protect and extend
democratic rights for all sections of
the American people; to keep the
United States out of war and help
keep war out of the world."
Rev. H. P. Marley, former chairman
of the Washtenaw Conference said
in supporting the motion to join the
League, "We feel that we should be
afliated with a national organiza-
tion."
Claude Kirschke, chairman. of the
Ann Arbor Trades and Labor Council,
told of that group's affiliation with
the League. He later summarized
the state of civil liberties in Ann
Arbor, declaring that the local unions
are taking a stand against incorpora-
tion; that race prejudice is absent in
the Ann Arbor unions, and that many
local people have refrained from buy-
ing Japa nese-manuf actured gods.
Prof. Leroy Waterman, head of the
department of Oriental languages and
literatures, was elected chairman of
the, new organization. Vice-chair-
man will be Prof. John F. Shepard
of the psychology department; Wil-
liam Rohn will be secretary, and Bert
Doolittle treasurer.
Winter Floods
Hit Arkansas
Called Potentially Worse
Trhian '35 Rampages
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 18.-(IP)
-Rain-soaked Arkansas marshalled
state and federal forces today for a
fight against a flood described by
army engineers as potentially worse
than that of 1935.
The Arkansas, White and Ouachita
Rivers, fed by days of torrential down-
pours throughout their watersheds.
rose swiftly toward predicted record
crests.
One levee near Morrilton on the
Arkansas broke, sending waters over
a 10-square-mile farming area. Lieut.
Col. Stanley Scott, chief of J.S. en-
gineers here, predicted all levees be-
tween Little Rock and Fort Smith
and virtually all levees on the White
River would be overtopped if the
streams reached crests forecast today.

How do you feel today, Mr
McBergen?
"Likea million, Loy."
flow did yoti fare with your
examinations?
"Needless to say I hit them all
and knocked them cold."
"Were you confident after
exams?
"Boy, I would have settled for
five C's."
'What did you do the night af-
ter your last blue book?
"Hung one on."
How?
"By imbibing of the golden
brew and quaffing of the amber
montan"a on re m
atioi's Far1
Heads Debate
Trade Pacts
Delegates From Grange
And Government Talk
Agricultural Reciprocity
DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 18.--WP)--
Two agricultural leaders, one repre-
senting the Government and the other
800,000 organized farmers, clashed in
debating of reciprocal trade agree-
ments tonight before the National
Farm Institute.
Said Louis J. Taibr, master of the
Nahtional Grange:
"Allow me to proclaim that the Na-
tional Grange desires world trade and
the promotion of world peace but will
never look with favor on the impor-
tation of any commodity from any
place in the world if the net result
of that importation is to increase the
idle acres and the idle men in Amer-
ica."
Said M. L. Wilson, Under Secre-
tary of Agriculture:
"The really important problem is
.o discover a market for exp>rts rather
than to keep out imports. Among
our largest markets for wheat dring
the present season have been the
Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden,
with all of which we have concluded
reciprocal trade agreements."
Both Wilson and Taber spoke be-
fore a dinner group attending the
Des Moines Chamber of Commerce's
Second Annual Farm Institute, which
annually in open forum discusses a
subject of prime interest to agricul-
ture.
Secretary of State Hull, who has
effected the Administration's recip-
rocal trade agreements was sched-
uled to speak tomorrow night.
"In the Grange battle for the Amer-
ican market for the American farmer
and in our fight for tariff for all or
tariff for none, we ask only justice,"
Taber said.
"We want labor and business to en-
joy the maximum of foreign trade
consistent with the best interests of
America. We demand, however, that
this advantage shall not be purchased
at the expense of agriculture."
Exchange Plans
1oDonate Books
Text Library To Receive
All Unclaimed Volumes
The Student Book Exchange, re-
cently inaugurated venture aiming
to provide a medium whereby stu-
dents could buy and sell their used
texts at prices below those quoted by
commercial book stores, is formulating
plans to donate to the Text Book
Lending Library all volumes remain-
ing in its possession after business
for the semester is suspended next
week, Meyer Goldberg, Grad. sponsor
of the project announced yesterday.

A deadline is to be set and published
soon before which students desiring
to do so may call for books they have
!isted for sale. After that date books
still in the Book Exchange will be
tacitly understood to belong to the
Lending Library, a University insti-
tution which lends books to needy
students.
The Student Book Exchange will
function again in June and carry over
into the fall semester, Goldberg said,
because the 1,000 books submitted for
sale prove the idea is desirable to the
student body.
The Book Exchange will be con-
ducted on a more cooperative basis,
he added, in conjunction with other
campus organizations along plans
now being drawn up.

r'rinters

Protest

W alk

Uut

March 1 Set
As Congress
Election Date
Congress, independent men's or-
ganization, yesterday announced the
completion of its plans for the
March 1 election of a president andI
secretary in each of 10 districts.a
Including approximately 400 in- P
dependent undergraduate men, eachf
district will elect its own chief of-i
ficers after preliminary mixers areJ
held Wednesday and Thursday, Feb.u
23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Union.A
The purpose of the miixers, it was
explained, is to offer all independentv
men the opportunity to meet then
candidates of their respective zones 1
and acquaint themselves with then
organization, and the candidates the .
A diagram of voting zones forA
the Independent Men's electionb
appears on page 6 of today'su
Daily.
opportunity to learn more of the ad- 1
ministration of Congress.
All men in districts 1-5 will meet atc
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, andH
in districts 6-10 at 7:30 p.m. the fol-i
lowing day. The third floor of the o
Union has been reserved for both
nights.
Independent undergraduate meno
will be given an opportunity to peti-
tion following the mixers, it wasv
pointed out, with petitioning closingv
at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Pe-f
tions are to be handed in personallyi
in Room 306 of the Union any daye
previous to the closing date.
The election, to take place fromi
7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March I will
be held in the South Lobby of thev
Union. An information desk will helpt
all voters who must present identifi-x
cation cards before they will be al-
lowed to cast ballots.J
The presidents and secretaries ofE
the districts will help to complete thec
promotional branch of Congress, the"
(Co"iUed on Page 6) .
Lakes Statesr
Hit Diversionr
Removal Of Lake Michigant
WaterOpposed
WASHINGTON, Feb.18.-(P)--TwoI
Great Lakes states raised objections
today to the Parsons Bill for diver-
sion of Lake Michigan water, contend-1
ing its passage would materially dam-
age ports for the benefit of power ob-
jectives on the Illinois River.1
"The economic prosperity of the
mtire State of Minnesota and every
°-itizen in it Is tied up with free
use of Great Lakes water highways
to the East," said Thomas W. Walsh,1
St. Paul, Minn.,,attorney representingI
Governor Elmer Benson of that state,
He spoke befoi'e the House Rivers and
Harbors Committee.1
"Minnesota will never consent to
any bill that impairs or neutralizes
the benefits of these water routes by1
permitting Chicago to divert 5,000
-ubic feet of water a second from Lake1
Michigan."
Mayor John S. Farrell, Green Bay,i
Wis., protested the diversion menaced
,6mmerce on the lakes and threatened
njury to the harbors by lowering lake
levels. The water was not needed for
sanitation or navigation, he said, and
would only serve power interests
"which the state of Illinois seeks to
subserve."
To Plan Freshman
Roundtable Tonight
The character of the freshman

roundtable discussions to be held this
semester under the auspices of the
Student Religious Association will be
discussed at a meeting of all interest-
ed persons at 7:15 p.m. today at Lane
Hall,
Round tables will be held from 7
to 8 p.m. every Saturday under the
direction of Ken Morgan, director of
the Association. It was suggested at
a meeting of the freshman advisory
committee last week at Patterson
Lake that comparative religions be1
1 the theme of these discussions.

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)ismnssals
Workers Claim 'Lock Out'
Of Four Union Members
Precipitated The Strike
Printing Of 'Ensian
May Be Delayed
By JOSEPH S. MATTES
Between 15 and 20 members of the
International Typographical Union,
an affiliate of the AF of L, will today
picket the Ann Arbor Press, jobber
for virtually all University printing,
it was announced last night by Kerby
Jennings, Grad., a member of the
union and a former employe of the
Ann Arbor Press.
Printing of the Michiganensian,
which was to begin this next week,
may be delayed, it was understood,
by the strike, decided upon by 20
members of the union at 8 p.m. yes-
terday.
A. J. Wiltse, manager of the Ann
Arbor Press, could not be reached
by the Daily last night to comment
upon the union's report.
Jennings said that the strike was
provoked shortly after four mem-
bers of the union, of which he was
one, were "locked out" when they
came to work at 5 p.m. yesterday.
More than 80 per cent of the compos-
ing room, about 18 employes, will go
on strike today, according to him. i
Jennings Previously Laid Off
Jennings had been previously "laid
off" from the employment of the
Ann Arbor Press during the first
week in January. After complying
with the courtesy rule of reporting
for work for 30 days (a respnsibil-
ity of the union man to his employ-
ers), he conducted a one-man strike,
which ended with his reemployment
last Monday.
A lintotype operator, he said he
was; reinstated only upon the condi-
tion that "he would discontinue the
picketing."
Wednesday noon, according ;to
Jennings, the shop foreman, Joseph
Sobecki, who had joined the union
only the day before, was dismissed for
"incompetency." The employment
situation at the Ann Arbor Press,
which had been dormant for many
months, remained quiet until fur
men were allegedly locked out last
night.
Jennings saia the other three laid
off with him were so dealt with after
they had been questioned about their
union affiliations and refused to gIve
a definite answer.
Jennings filed complaint with the
NLRB when he was dismissed from
work, but was rehired, he said, be-
fore the Board had time to act. So-
becki's dismissal is also on file with
the, Board. Altogether, Jennings said,
about 15 cases from the Ann Arbor
Press are on file with the NLRB.
Handles University Printing
In addition to the 'Ensian, Uhiver-
sity publicationsrwhich are printed
at the Ann Arbor Press are: the
Michigan Technic; the Michigan Ed-
ucational Association Journal; the
Michigan Alumnus; Physical Educa-
tion Journal; and most University
bulletins.
The Ann Arbor Press inserted the
following advertisement in the J-
Hop edition of the Daily:
"Putting into practical application
the belief that hard work and steady
attention to business is the only
means of avoiding depressions, the
Ann Arbor Press in good times and
bad times with industry and grows
in strength and efficiency. Its work-
men are responding in a marvelous
way to this policy and philosophy.
They ask only what every self-re-
specting American should ask for
himself and demand for others

"The chance to work long and hard
for the support of himself -and those
dependent upon him."
"The management of every indus-
try must soon learn the lesson that
on them rests the responsibility of
working long hours and hard for the
development of the industry, which
employs men, because those men and
their families are limited in their
earnings and in their ambitions by
the energy, ambitiri and efficiency
of the men at the head of the busi-
ness. Only thus can we have that
prosperity which is essential to the
welfare of all and to the continued
progress of our common country."
SPlan Extra Showing Of
( 'Peter I' At 10:30 PM

1111 bi1111UI 11 11al 11ULULCV11r.personally to Eden by AmbaSSador ]
He will be close pressed by his team- Charles Corbin after the Foreign
mate, McKee, runner-up last year to Secretary and Chamberlain held two
Michigan's Jack Kasley in the Inter- long conferences with the Italian
collegiate meet. ambassador. Grandi then talked at
State Has The Divers length with Rome by telephone.
Ohio will be well nigh invincible off Diplomatic quarters said France
the three meter diving board where felt strongly Austria should be helped
Al Patnik, A.A.U. champ, and Jim to defend what was left of her in-
Patterson, collegiate title-holder, will dependence and urged closer con-
perform. tact on a situation described as of
The back-stroke race will find grave concern to all Europe.
Peppe swimming another National
Collegiate champ in Bill Neunzig, the The Paris defense council's re-
winner last winter. quest that the new arms apprepria-
The Buckeye free-style hopes are tions be given urgent consideration
et ez~a Bbeyohnsny ho sandin Parliament coincided with reports
vter n, t nson, a and in diplomatic circles that the French
'Continued on Page 3) ambassadors to England, Germany
and Austria had been summoned
M urphv P iis home for a conference on the Atis-
trian situation.
Business IUpswing Under the new French defense
plan the navy would lay down two
35,000-ton battleships immediately
LANSING, Feb. 18.- -.Pi -Governor and the air force would order 1,000
Murphy dropped hints today that new fighting planes.
Michigan may solve its unemployment -
crisis before state finances for wel-
fare purposes run out. He said a d Students ''ed
seasonal reduction in 'rehief needs Ol tid n sT
could be expected April 1, if experi-I
ence in the past holds good and that O nce M ore F
the state's fund will probably last that
long. There's going to be at least one
He said allocations for February horeGerman song-fest with "Dad"
would leave a March 1 balance of $3,-more eran s t h
100,000, including a $2,000,000 ad- e le it
vance from funds appropriated for And it's going to be quite an event,
future use. The March requirements for former students, friends, and col-
on the basis of present relief needs leagues are coming together to give
would be $2,500,000. the beloved German teacher, now re-
The hoped-for seasonal relief let- tiring from active work, a testimonial
up in April and augmented WPA dinner in the lively fashion in which
should "materially relieve" the crisis he taught his classes.

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Sing Folk Songs
)r 'Dad' HiIdner
modern German plays, novels and
poetry and to discuss literature and
life.
Professor Hildner retires officially
at the end of the second semester, as
his 70th birthday comes on April 17,
but he is on leave of absence for the
second semester, so there won't be any
more of his jolly and informal classes
The testimonial dinner will be held
at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Feb. 23 in the

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