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The Weather
Fair, somewhat cooler today;
tomorrow cloudy and ..wa!'i&rme-
Showers by night. tr L7rat

Mr. Gannett's
Pubbi Correspondence ,

Auto Workers
Go Out In Six
More Factories
Eight ,Bohn Corp. Shops
Shut-iDown; Firm May
Move From Michigan
Dozen Plants Now
Closed By Strikes
DETROIT, April 21.-.P)-The
CIO-affiliated United Automobile
Workers extended strikes to six ad-
ditional Detroit plants today, at the
same time bringing their disputed
"dues-collection" picket line maneu-
ver. to this city.
Eight plants of the Bohn Alum-
mum & Brass Corp. were among a
dozen closed tonight by labor dis-
putes. Bohn officials who said the
corporation had a $10,000,000 invest-
meait here announced plans to move
their operations to other states were
being onidered.'
The s dpicketing to check on
non-paying UAW members occurred
without incident at the Vernor high-
way rlant of the Briggs Manufactur-
ing Cto. Pickets stopped and ques-
tioned about 15 workers entering the
Similar tactics at Flint, Mich., ear-
ier this week resulted in the closing
rof twoGeneral MotOrsunits there.
Some 3,700 employes of the Fisher
Body Plant No. 1 returned to work
this morning. A demonstration an-
nounce d for this afternoon failed to
Ernployes'of theBuitbk division of
General Motorshdependent on the
Fisher unit for bodies, were called to
return to work tomorrow morning.
Heinrich A. Picker, Detroit police
commissioner who announced yester-
day dues-collecting picket lines would
be dispersed, sai today his depart-
naent "takes no interest in the meth-
ods used by a union to collect dues,
so long as they are peaceable."
"The police department will not al-
low mobs to form outside plants to
prevent men from going into factories
to work," he said.
State Realtors
Hold Conclave
In Union Today
Dr. Hoyt, FHA Economist,
Speaks On City Growth;.
Waive Fee For Students
More than 200 state real estate
men will convene at 10:15 a.m. todayt
in the Union for a full day educa-
tional conference on the real estate
market sponsored jointly by the
business administration school and
the .Michigan Real Estate Associa-
Dr. Homer Hoyt, principal econo-
mist for the Federal Housing Ad-
ministration in Washington, speaking
in the afternoon session on "City
Growth and Structure," will replace
Frederick M. Babcock, also connected
with the FHA, formerly scheduled to
appear here.(
Prof. Richard U. Ratcliff of thel
business administration school an-
nounced yesterday that the registra-
tion fee' would be waived for students
and faculty members attending, but
urged them to register.

The conferences were begun in 1926
by Dean Ezra Day, now president of*
Cornell University, but were discon-
tinued in 1931. Its purpose, accord-,
ing to Professor Ratcliff, is to throw
light on real estate problems.
W. E. Teglund, Jackson, chairman
of the educational committee, will
preside at the morning session open-
ing at 10:15 p.m., John C. Crowe,
Pontiac, vice-president, at the noon
luncheon, Robert W. Keith, Battle
Creek, another vice-president at the
afternoon session beginning at 1:45
p.m. and Louis G. Palmer, Detroit,
past president, will be toastmaster for
the banquet which will take place at1
6 p.m.t
The program for the banquet fol-
Round Table Discussion on "How
Can the Broker Use the FHA to Cre-
ate New Business?" with H. E. Down-
ing, Detroit FHA, Mr. Palmer and
Professor Ratcliff, and an address on
"The Analysis of Local Real Estate
Markets," by Corwin A. Fergus,
Washington, director of the econom-
ics and statistics division of the

Junior Lawyers To Face Bench
In Parkinson Vs. Brooks' Today


U. S. Circuit Judges, Former State Supreme Court
Justice To Hear Case Club's Final Trial In Law
School; Phillips To -Speak At Dinner
Pre-law students will get a chance to see the results of two years of
Law School at 2 p.m. today in Room 100, Hutchins Hall, when Ralph
Helfer and Bruce M. Smith, as counsels for the plaintiff, oppose Robert
C. Kech and Clifford Christenson in the case of "Parkinson vs. Brooks."
These four, all juniors in the Law School, have been chosen from the
300 members of the Case Club in two years of competition. The Case Club
itself is a moot court organization and, outside of slight supervision by the
faculty, is run entirely by students. Five senior law students act as judges
in the earlier cases in which both freshmen and juniors participate.
For the trial today, special judges,

have been imported. They will act
as members of an appellate court.
There will be no witnesses called
since the argument will be on hypo-
thetical points. Briefs have been
sent to the judges, just as practicing
lawyers must prepare them for reg-
ular court trials.
The guest judges in the "appellate
court" today will include Judge Orie
L. Phillips of the U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals, 10th circuit; Judge
Charles C. Simons, U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals, sixth circuit; U.S. District
Judge Arthur F. Letterly; and Hon.
Louis M. Fead, former Chief Justice
of the Michigan Supreme Court.
They will be asked to decide the
limits of a widow's trust rights. "Par-
kinson vs. Brooks" involves interpre-
tation of a statute which permits a
widow to accept provisions for her-
self in her husband's will, or instead
to take what the law would give her
had he -died without leaving a will.
Tonight, the 13th annual Founder's
Day will be celebrated at a banquet in
the Lawyers' Dining Room. Judge
Phillips will deliver the address.
Prof.-Emeritus Edmund C. Goddard
will be master of ceremonies and Re-
gent David H. Crowley will talk.
S.R.A. To Revise
Frosh Handbook
A revision of the Freshman Hand-
book with the view of making it more
useful to incoming students is being
undertaken by the Student Religious
Association, according to Kenneth
Morgan, director of the Association.
Specific information will be in-
cluded on all campus activities and
organization. Housing conditions,
cooperatives and estimates of ex-
penses will be included. Sugges-
tions from students, especially fresh-
man, will be welcomed Mr. Morgan

List Resolutions
For War Strike

Big Navy Bill
Hit BySenator
Michigan Member Views
Sound National Credit
As Vital AsSuper Navy
Asks For World
Arms Conference
WASHINGTON, April 21.-(P)-An
international conference should be
arranged in an effort to save the arm-
ing world from bankruptcy, Senator
Vandenberg (Rep., Mich.) told the
Senate today during an attack on the
Administration's big navy bill.
He contended the proposed expan-
sion of the United States fleet might
cost far more than the $1,156,000,000
which officials have estimated, and
warned that sound national credit
was "just as vital a part of the na-
tional defense as a navy."
Vandenberg and other critics of
the Administration program held the
floor most of the day, but Senator
Connally (Dem., Texas) entered the
debate briefly to declare the legisla-
tion was democracy's answer to
"land-grabbing, swash-buckling dic-
The Michigan Republican said, on
the other hand, that the bill called
for a "super super navy" for which
"there is absolutely no justification."
"If we arm to be impregnable
against all other powers," Vanden-
berg shouted, "then even the super
super navy would not be enough. We
would need a super super super navy
-and no one has even dared to men-
tion that.",
Discussing an arms limitation con-
ference, he said that if the old 5-5-3
ratio of naval strength for the Unit-
ed States, Great Britain and Japan
were tossed overboard a "free con-
ference" could be conducted.*
"Any realist will recognize that re-
liance on the old 5-5-3 ratio is not
justified today," Vandenberg said.
Such a ratio only promoted inter-
national jealousies and tempted na-
tions to build navies beyond treaty
limits, he added.
To Hold Mixer
Coach Mann Will Show
Movies Of Meets
A Congress Mixer for all inde-
pendent men, featuring movies of
swimming meets by Matt Mann,
swimming coach, talks by several
swimming captains of pastbyears, will
be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, in
the North Lounge of the Union, it
was announced last night by Dis-
trict Cou'ncil of Congress.
The Mixer is the first to be spon-
sored by Congress since the recent
formation of the District Council,
made up of the 10 district presi-
dents, and has been planned to ac-
quaint independent men with the
work now being carried on by the or-
ganization. It is also hoped that
the meeting will act as a social get-
together for non-affiliated men. Re-
freshments will be served.
In addition to Coach Mann and
the swimming captains, the meeting
will be addressed by Phil Westbrook,.
'40, executive secretary of Congress.
Edward Wetter, '39, and George
Gens, '38, are co-chairmen of the


Here April


United Peace Committee
Attempting To Secure
MurphyFor Speaker
Resolutions opposing the proposed
bill for increased military appropria-
tions and favoring a consumers' boy-
cott to aid victims of imperialist ag-
gression and the removal of the em-E
bargo against Loyalist Spain were
passed upon by the United Peace'l
Committee last night for presenta-
tion at the strike against war Wed-
The strike against war will be held
simultaneo.usly with similar strikes on
campuses throughout the country.
Efforts to secure Governor Murphy
as a speaker in addition to Robert
Morss Lovett, vice-president of the
American League for Peace and De-
nocracy and Joseph S. Mattes, '38,
managing editor of the Daily, are be-
ing made.
Other resolutions to be presented
Wednesday favor sending relief to
victims of aggression and those op-
posing the war in aggressor nations,
the repeal of the Oriental Exclusion
Act and the proposed Nye-Kvale Bill.
Other resolutions oppose the govern-
ment's M-Day Plans and enabling
acts such as the Shepard-Hill Bill
and the May Bill, the attempt to
militarize CCC camps, and the at-
tempt to strengthen compulsory R.O.-
T.C. forces.
PHENIX CITY, Ala., April 21.-P)
-At least 16 Negroes lost their lives
today in the collapse of a building in
the business section of this city.

Warns Against
Productive Work Must Be
Had For Able-Bodied
To Insure Prosperity
The Administration
Hit For 'Patching'
MADISON, Wis., April 21.-(P)-
Gov. Philip F. LaFollette, who has
split, with President Roosevelt over
methods to bring the nation out of
the recession, told a radio audience
tonight that able-bodied men and
women must be put to work at pro-
ductive enterprises to ensure the re-
turn of better times.
"To continue to pay great numbers
of able-bodied men and women to do
nothing productive over longer and
longer periods of time violates every
principle upon which the progress
of the human ,race has been found-
edt" said the Progressive leader, who
last night called the Roosevelt Ad-
ministration's relief measures "tink-
ering and patching."
Governor Reveals Split
The Governor revealed in the Tues-
day night speech that he and his
brother, Sen. Robert M. LaFollette
Prog., Wis.), had split with the Presi-
dent in 1937 when the Administration
began trimming expenditures.
The Senator at Washington today
endorsed his brother's remarks and
said "it remains to be seen" whether
the Administration's revived recovery
program succeeds.
The Governor reached the conclu-'
sion in the third of a series of four
radio addresses that "no nation is so
rich that it can go on indefinitely
paying mililons of men and women'
not to produce."
Problem Not Complicated
"The central, underlying problem
we face in America is not complicat-
ed. Every city worker, every farmer,
every housewife, and even children,
know that work plus materials equals
wealth. Able-bodied men and wom-
en in America must be given a real
opportunity to work-not at unpro-
ductive tasks-but on the farm, in
the office, the shop, the factory, the
school, in transportation." -
Governor La Follette said recovery
programs.of both President Hoover
and President Roosevelt were mo-
tivated by high purposes, but "since
the diagnosis and the treatment have
been essentially the same, we have
got pretty much the same results."'
Senior Booklet
Sale To Close
Orders 'Will Be Received;
Till 5 P.M._Today
Sale of senior announcements and
commencement booklets will close
today, it was announced last night.
Seniors may order their booklets in
Angell Hall lobby from 3 to 5 p.m.
Samples of the booklets will be on
Theyleather bookletd are made up'
in a smooth blue leather cover bear-
ing the University seal, the year
1938, with the word "Michiga'n" ap-
pearing at the bottom in script on a
narrow background of gold leaf. A
similar booklet will be made up with
a white cardboard cover bearing the
same design as the leather booklet.
Both booklets will contain five steel

engraved etchings of campus build-
ings, the commencement schedule,
and the names of the administrative
officers, class officers and commit-
tees, and candidates for degrees in
the individual schools represented.
The colleges of -Law, Medicine, and
.Dentistry will have similar booklets.
An announcement sheet will be pro-
vided with all booklets in the form of
a French fold, the outside cover of
which will bear an etching of the
Burton Memorial Tower with the
word "Michigan" in the lower right
hand corner.
See Political Move
In Ford Invitation
WASHINGTON, April 21.-(P)-A
forthcoming tete-a-tete between
President Roosevelt and that con-
firmed unbeliever in New Deal doc-
trine, Henry Ford, strengthened the
impression here tonight that the Ad-
ministration was trying to get on
hbtter terms with hsines hfnre


Mexico Needs
To Slow Plans,
Aiton Declares
Temporary retrenchment in Presi-
dent Cardenas' forthright socializa-
tion program and an emphatic reign-
ing in of recent wholesale oil exap-
'propriation activities were seen -by
Prof. Arthur S. Aiton of the history.
department, in an interview yester-
day, as sorely-needed salves for in-
ternational wounds broken open by
Mexico's sudden wealth equalization
Professor Aiton affirmed his faith{
in the Cardenas government, how-,
ever, and expressed optimism for its
success providing Cardenas can
make' his peace with foreign pow-
ers and preserve the financial in-
tegrity of his country.
Still Effecting Changes
Mexico today, he said, is effecting
its pre-Lenin social constitution of
1917 which crested on a tripod pro-
gram: (1) Mexico for the Mexicans,
(2) land for the Indians, and (3) con-t
trol of the government by the Labor
Revolution Party. These measures,nt
he added, were long delayed by con-
cessions made by President Obregon
in 1923 to secure Washington's recog-
nition of his government.
In the United States' agreement
with Obregon it was stipulated that1
the exappropriation which was coun-
tenanced in the new constitution
would not be retroactive and would]
therefore not affect existing foreign
oil firms.
Program All-Embracing
While cpndoning Cardenas' pro-
gram as a whole Professor Aiton be-
lieves the socially-minded Mexican?
president has bitten off more than he
can chew. The transition, he said,7
should be more gradual. The Presi-
dent has embarked on an all-em-
bracing program of labor reform in
the mines, railroads, oil industry and
vast hemp and sugar fields, but in-E
sufficient organization, Professor Ai-
ton thinks, hampers his efforts.
In the single instance of the oil in-
dustry he raised the question of mar-
kets for the government oil. "Mexico,"
he said, "has refused to sell oil to
fascist countries and the democratic
markets are already glutted with
more oil than can be used. In addi-
tion the government has no ships,
pipe lines or distributing agencies, to
get the oil out to market."
Professor Aiton suggested that in
its exappropriation program the gov-
ernment proceed by buying the oil
fields, section by section and financ-
ing the deals with long-term credit
In considering the Mexican prob-
lem, he pointed out, the United
States has not only its own interests,
but under the responsibility assumed
in the Monroe Doctrine the welfare
of all European nations in the wes-
(Continued on Page 3)
Baseball Team
To Play .Illin
Varsity Nine Meets 1937
Champs In Two Games
One strike already against them in
their only Conference trip to the
plate, Michigan's title-seeking nine
resumes Big Ten competition this
week-end in a two-game series at
Champaign against Illinois' 1937
champions. Games are scheduled for
this afternoon and tomorrow.
Inauspiciously dumped by an un-
der-rated Wisconsin team Tuesday,
the Wolverines need an improved

showing this week-end to establish an
early claim to the title which they
relinquished last year.
The Illini jinx, which dogged the
Varsity last season, may be stifled
this year by the combination of an
apparently weakened Illinois squad
and a strengthened Wolverine nine.
While Tuesday's debacle gave local.
fans little to cheer about, they did
see .flashes of form from the Var-
sity contingent which indicated im-
Illinois, on the other hand, has suf-

Nash-Kelvinator, Chrysler
Are Put On 'Unfair' List;
AFL, UAW In Group
H. Reifin Presents
Removal Resolution
A motion to seek means for the re-
moval of Circuit Court Judge George
W. Sample from the bench as "unfit
for office" was passed Wednesday!
night by thesDetroit and Wayne
County Federation of Labor. The
federation, which met in Labor
Temple, Detroit, is composed of dele-
gates from all AFL and some UAW
unions in the county,
The Nash-Kelvinator and. Chrysler
Corporations were placed on the
"unfair-to-labor" list by the federa*
tion at the same meeting because
these two companies patronized the
Ann Arbor Press and the Aronsson
Printing Company of Detroit. The
International Typographical Union
has been conducting strikes at both
of these places for several months.
The federation will conduct a cam-
paign to have unions through the
country place Nash-Kelvinator and
Chrysler on their "unfair" lists.
The resolution concerning Judge
Sample's ouster was introduced' by
Harry A. Reifin, special representa-
tive for the Internatonal Typo-
graphical Union, after he had made
a report on the two injunctions Judge
Sample issued' three weeks ago in the
local controversy involving the Ann
Arbor Press, the National Labor Re-
lations Board and Local 154 of the
The first injunction, issued March
30, restrained the NLRB from hold-
ing a hearing and gathering evidence.
The second injunction restrained the
un 'n from picketing and the Ann
Arbor Press from rehiring striking
ITU members or from firing mem-
bers of the Independent Association
of Ann Arbor Press Employees, Inc.
SThe motion will be introduced in
the Michigan Federation of Typo-
graphical Unions and the Michigan
Federation of Labor, according to
Reif in.'
JudgeSample delined to comment
on the matter last night.
In 1932, Reifin said last night
udge Sample refused to issue an
1 junction at the request of the Typo.-
(Conttiued on Page 3)
Runners Open
Track Season
At Bloomington
Clash With Indiana, Notre
Dame And Ohio State In;
Outdoor Session
The University of Michigan track
iteam departs at noon today for
Bloomington, Ind to open the outdoor
campaign tomorrow in a quadrangu-
lar relays meet with the cream of
middle western trackdom. Parties of
the other three parts will be Indiana,
Ohio State and Notre Dame.
Coach Charlie Hoyt expressed him-
self as being "entirely satisfied" with
the final drills of his undefeated Wol-
verines at Ferry Field yesterday af-
ternoon. Aside from Elmer Gedeon
first basing hurdler, and Doug Hayes
injured quarter mile ace, the Hoyt-
men will go into action at full
With a record of straight wins be-
hind them indoors, three of them in
competition with the Hoosiers, four
against the Bucks and one with the
Irish, the Maize and Blue is in the
category of a "sure thing" in their

outdoor curtain raiser.
By no stretch of the imagination
can any of the opposition be rated
in the push-over class. Larry Snyd-
er's Buckeyes appear to carry the
most guns with power in the sprints,
broad jump, sprint relay, high jump
and distance relays.
Notre Dame, whom Michigan has
not taken on in other than a relays
carnival in 14 years, comes next with
(Continued on Page 7)
Insurgents Consolidate
I T a O-ii1_ _

Ouster Of Sample
Sought By Detroit


Rides A nd Side Shows Of All Kinds
Guarantee Another Lively Michigras

Inhibitions will disappear and you
will be able to do anything you want
to from betting on a rat race to get-
ting your picture taken as the charac-
ter you always have wished to be
May 6 and 7 at Yost Field House
when the annual Michigras will at-
tempt to live up to its assumed repu-
tation as the "carnival that made the
New Orleans Mardi Gras look like a
side show."
The Michigras booth committee,
headed by Richard Fox, '39, and Betty
Lyons, '39, announced last night thatI
more than 50 organizations will have
booths this year.
Fraternities are snonsoring most

This year's Michigras, of which
Hugh Rader, '38, is chairman, will
again be a huge carnival with all the
accoutrements of a county fair. It is
being put on as a benefit for the
Women's Atheltic Association's pro-
posed swimming pool and the Varsity
band's trip to the Yale football game
this fall.
The booths announced are: Alpha
Delta Phi and Delta Kappa Epsilon,
"Pantomime Comedy"; Alpha Kappa
Lambda, "SwingdSchool"; Alpha Sig-
ma Phi, "Recording Breaking" with
baseballs; Alpha Tau Omega, "Blow-
ing Down To Rio" on 10Bcent sail-
boats (at your own risk); Beta Theta

ey on their weight guessing contest
last year despite the fact that every-
one won a cane, will be out to repeat.
Phi Gamma Delta will give a choice
between "Swing vs. Sweet" with
darts; Phi Sigma Delta, "Pop a Pack
of Butts"; and Psi Upsilon will get
modern and show you "China Break-
The Sailing Club will afford you
"Yachts of Fun," Sigma Alpha Epsi-
lon will have a game of skill; Sigma
Alpha Mu plans to hold its "Dart
Poker" game in public; Sigma Chi
will let you "Ring a Cane"; and
Sigma Phi entreats "Dew Drop In."

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