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The Weather
cloudy in south, showers In
north; cooler today, tomor-
row fair and warmer.

The Bugle Call Rag. .
Go Yourself . .
Is The Wagner
Act Next? .. .

New Political
Party Headed
By LaFollette
Is Es tablished
Announce Plan To Nation;
'National Progressives'
Launch Organization

Snow White And The 7 Dwarfs
To Cavort In Michigras Parade,




Failure On Mistrust
MADISON, Wis., April 28.-(P)-
Gov. Philip F. LaFollette of Wiscon-
sin announced to the nation tonight
formation. of a new political party-
the National Progressives of America
-dedicated to a philosophy of pre-
serving the "right of a free people to
work, and by their work to add to the
wealth of the country."
The Wisconsin Governor, son of the
fiery late "Old Bob" LaFollette who
failed in a campaign for the presi-
dency on an Independent ticket in
1924, told a mass meeting of liberals
that the Democratic and Republican
parties never can unite on a funda-
mental program to restore economic
equilibrium and that the time had
come for an entirely new movement
tq go forward.
The governor announced that ac-
tive organization would begin in
Iowa tomorrow.
Announces Prnciples Of New Party
He said that if the task of rehabili-
tation had been supported by popular
"onfidence and affection for the lead-
ershp of Roosevelt, the job would
have been done, long ago under his
Sadministration, but tha.t party dis-
sension had undermined and ham-
strung the administration.'
SLaFollette announced the principles
to which the new party will give al-
legiance are stated in its articles of
association. They are: '
"(1) The ownersifip and control of
money and credit, without qualifica-
tion or reservation, must be under
public and not private control.
"(2) The organized power of this
nation must stop at nothing short off
necessary steps to restore to every
American the absolute riht to earn
his living by the sweat of his brow.
Government Needs Modernizing
"(3) We believe in the basic con-
cepts of American government and,
in particular, that grants of power
always should be safeguarded against
abuse. Our present governmental
system is in sad need of modernizing.
One important step is to grant the
executive branch power to get things
done-to g t to work on the problems
of agriculture, business and industry,
but, as we have demonstrated in Wis-
consin, this can be done with ample
guarantees against arbitrary or dic-
torial abuse of such power.
(4) Those who work on the farm
and in the city must be given security,
not a security founded on producing
less for more, or working less for
more. We propose security founded
on a definite decent annual income
for all, measured by our contribu-
tion both in quality and quantity.
"(5) We flatly oppose every form
of coddling, or spoonfeeding the
American people-whether it be those
on relief-whether it be farmers or
workers-whether it be business or
industry.... Like our forefathers, we
will use every power of government
to open the frontier of this age. We
will build stockades and forts to pro-
tect industrious producers from
(Continued on Page 2'
Roosevelt Considers
New Inner Council'
WASHINGTON, April 28.--(P)-
President Roosevelt is considering the
creation of a new "inner council" of
business men to study and make
recommendations on economic prob-
lems, some of the more conservative
advisers of the Chief Executive said
Whether he actually would decide
to set up such a council was not
known, but it was said that "great
pressure" was being exerted "both
from within and ou side the admin-
istration" in behalf of the idea.
"Right wing" elements among the
President's friends were arguing that

such a step would tend to bring busi-
ness men and the administration
closer together for a common attack
on depression problems.

Lady Godiva Will Ride
Down State Street Along
With 'Corpse' Of F.D.R.
Lady Godiva will ride down South
State Street and Snow White will
cavort along with the Seven Dwarfs
in the parade heralding the Michi-
gras May 6, it was.announced yester-
day. While it is not yet official,
Michigras committeemen report that
they expect to obtain some high
University functionary to play a cal-
Paul Brickley, '39, who is in charge
of the parade reports that while en-
tries are still coming in for floats in
the parade, he already has 15 organ-
izations which have signified their
intention to participate in the parade
Mullison's Riding Academy will do-
nate 30 horses and a tallyho for pa-
rade purposes. The Pretzel Bell will
exhibit a 1907 Riegel car. Alpha Sig-
ma Phi will get a Lady Godiva some-
place for the positidn of honor on
their float. Alpha Tau Omega is
planning a surprise package.
Psi Upsilon will enter a stage coach,
while Sigma Alpha Epsilon will at-
tempt a take-off on cigarette adver-
tisers. Republican members of Sigma
Phi Epsilon will give their interpre-
tation of the New Deal as six mem-
bers will act as pallbearers, carrying
a coffin with "King Roosevelt" paint-
e don it.
Zeta Psi has formed a Bavarian
Engine School,
'Open House'
Is Tomorrow
Models, Technical Exhibits
Are Program Features;
150 GuidesReady
The Engineering Open House pro-
gram will begin officially at 9 a.m.
tomorrow. Final preparation of more
than 100 exhibits is being rushed by
the 10 departments of the Engineering
Arrangements have been made to
guide students from the 400 high
schools here to attend University Day,
and a staff of 150 engineering stu-
dents will be present throughout the
day to explain in and operate the
Visitors will register in the main
lobby of the East Engineering build-
ing on E. University Ave., from which
tours will be conducted at frequent
intervals by the guides.' However,
guests are encouraged to stop and
discuss the exhibits with professors
supervising the display, Wes Warren,
chairman of the Open House said.
In addition to technical exhibits
such as the wind tunnel, the naval
tank and antique engines, there will
be a display of scale models of ocean
steamers, airplanes and automobiles.
Five foot models of the Normandie,
Bremen, and Queen Mary, and of the
TWA flagship, Illinois, have been sent
by the operating companies. The
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad has
presented a three-foot model of one
of their locomotives.
"The purpose behind the Open
House is to acquaint the layman with
the sort of work the student engineer
can do and is doing. We have one of
the finest engineering schools in the
country, and we want our fellow
students in the University and busi-
nessmen throughout the state to see
it," Warren said.

sextet band which will lend "music"
to the occasion. The VarsityBand is
also expected to play during the
Kappa Alpha Theta sorority will
enact the drama of "Snow White and
the Seven Dwarfs" en route. Alpha
Phi girls will ride horses and Pi Beta
Phi will do a take-off on "Chary
Esquire." Alpha Gamma Delta and
Mimes have also signified their inten-
tions of participating but have not
yet decided on the theme of their
Any other group which has not yet
been contacted should get in touch
with the Michigras committee if they
wish to enter a float, Brickley said.
Freshmen girls are planning to
sponsor a float using the oldtime
square dance as the motif. A hay
wagon drawn by horses, several tan-
dems and girls dressed in old-
fashioned costumes will take part in
the display.
French. Grolup
Will Present
Cercle Francais To Give
Moliere Play As Annual
Dramatic Presentation
For the 32nd time members of the
Cercie Francais will join with the
French department tonight in pro-
ducing the annual French play, this
year "L'Avare," by Moliere. The
production will be given at 8:30 p.m.
in the Lydia Mendessohn Theatre.
Charles E. Koella of the French
department will play the leading role
of Harpagon, the miser. James C.
O'Neill, also of the department, will
substitute for John Stiles, '38, in the
role of Valere, and Ruth Koch, '39,
will play Elise, the miser's daughter.
Robert Power, Grad., will play Cle-
ante, the son.
Other parts w b 4i -yaae
Roberts, '38, Mary Allinson, '39, and
Marian Iddings. The supporting men's
cast will include Henry Schwartz,
Grad., Hudson Tourtellot, '38, Charles
Wesley, '38, Walter Hahn, '38Ed, Rob-
ert Vandenberg, '40, Malcolm Long,
'40. and Richard Harmel, '41.
Tickets will be on sale from 10 a.m.
until curtain time at the box office.
Holders of Cercle Francais lecture
cards will be able to get seats for
half price.
"L'Avare," one of the most pop-
ular plays of Moliere, deals with the
machinations of a money-grabbing
old father. Moliere himself took the
lead in the first production of the
play in 1668 and since that time it
has been presented over 1,500 times
at the Comedie Francaise in Paris.
This will be the second presenta-
tion of the play in Ann Arbor, it hav-
ing been' the French play in 1908.
Theatre Will Honor
University Teams
The Michigan Theatre will honor
members of the wrestling, track,
swiming andhhockey teams at 9 p.m.
Monday, when cups will be awarded
to the teams and their coaches.
Members of the teams will be seat-
ed in the front row of the theatre
and some may be asked to get up on
the stage and give speeches. The
wrestling, track and hockey teams
won the National Intercollegiate title.

Meet, Continue
Professor Remer Discusses
Proposed Tutorial Plan
In OpeningOf Session
Reception Banquet
Completes Pro gram
Sessions of the 52nd annual meet-1
ing of the Michigan Schoolmasters'
Club will be continued today and to-I
morrow. Conferences, class demon-
strations, luncheons and finally a1
reception banquet at 5:15 p.m. in the
Union complete today's program.-
Prof. Charle F. Remer of the eco-;
nomics department told the school-;
masters yesterday that if the re-,
cently adopted tutorial systemdofethe
University is to be a success, students
and tutors must have some definite
ideas of what a liberal eduoation
should be and must regard the sys-
tern in the light of a progressive ex-
Professor Remer, a member of the
seven-man faculty panel which drew
up the plan, said that the system was
adopted to supply the answers to two,
problems: How to bring about a
better liberal education, and how to,
deal with the more capable stu-
Problems and methods in teaching
freshman composition and sopho-
more literature were discussed by
Prof. Calton F. Wells of the English
department in a later speech on the
topic "Improvement of Instruction
in Colleges Through Better Teaching
The annual Honors Convocation
will be held at 11 a.m. today in Hill
Auditorium. The Convocation ad-
dress on "Research" is to be given by
Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth, consulting
The general conference meeting is
at 9 a.m. today. Prof. Robert B.
Hall of the geography department
will speak on "Regions of Conflict
in the Far East."
Prof. Thomas V. Smith of the phi-
losophy department of the University
of Chicago will be the principal
speaker at the annual dinner to-
night. Professor Smith is a member
of the Illinois Senate a leader of the
University of Chicago Sunday radio
round table.
The Essentialist Association of the
schoolmasters will meet at 4:15 p.m.
today in the University High School
Auditorium. The adult education
conference will meet at p.m. in the
(Continued on Page 4)
Double Jewish
Camrp aign'ITotal
Committee Sets $3,000 As
Goal In Aiding Oppressed
Because of the recent announce-
ment by Germany that $3,000,000
worth of Jewish property would be
confiscated, thie Executive Committee
of the Ann Arbor fund drive to aid
Jews in central and eastern Europe,
yesterday voluntarily raised the Ann
Arbor quota of the five million dol-
lar national campaign from $1,600
to $3,000.
Residents of Ann Arbor therefore
doubled their contribution, and the
Hilel Foundation has already re-
ceived $350 from three people who
refused to reveal their names. The
two-week drive opens Monday.
Last year Ann Arbor raised $1,-

300, but this year, due to the spread
of Jewish persecution in Europe, the
Joint Distribution Committee of New
York, directing the national cam-
paign, requested that this town raise
Letters containing a self-addressed
envelope and a coin card will be
mailed to every independent student
on campus, Grant stated, and if there
is no answer received by Wednesday,
they will be solicited personally by
one of the committee of 30 indepen-
dent men organized for that purpose
and headed by Elmer Frankel, '38.

High Ranking
Scholars Get
Honors Today
Woman Engineer To Make
Principal Talk At 15th
Annual Convocation
All 11 A.M. Classes
To Be Dismissed
The 15th annual Honors Convoca-
tion of the University, a feature of the
Michigan Schoolmasters' Conven-
tion continuing its three-day session
here today, will take place at 11 a.m.
today in Hill Auditorium.
The assembly will be addressed by
Mrs. Lillian M. Gilbreth of Montclair,
N.J., consulting engineer, educator
and psychologist. President Ruth-
ven will act as chairman.
Classes will be dismissed throughout
;he University at 10:45 a.m., with the
exception of clinics, where only senior
students receiving honors will be ex-
The Honors Convocation is devoted
to honoring meritorious scholastic
work on the part of graduate stu-
dents, seniors and undergraduates.
Seniors with averages of B or more
who stand in the highest 10 per cent
of their class, and undergraduate
students with averages of half A and
half B will receive recognition.
Graduate students will be cited for
exceptional work in their fields of re-
search or study.
A number of scholarship and fel-
lowship citations will be made to both
graduates and undergraduates.
Russel Lecture
Will Be Given
Prof. Heber D. Curtis
To Be Speaker; Russel
Awards To Be Made
Prof. Heber D. Curtis, director of
the University observatories, will de-
liver the 13th annual Henry Russel
Lecture on "Receding Horizons" at
4:15 p.m. Tuesday, in Natural Science
Auditorium. At the same time the
announcement of the winner of the
Henry Russel Award for the year
1937-38 will be made.
The estabiishment of this lecture-
ship and award, which have come to
be regarded as local Nobel Prizes, was
made possible by a bequest of $10,-
000 made to the University in 1920 by
Henry Russel, '73, late of Detroit, "to
provide additional compensation to
members of the University staff."
One half the available sum is used
as an honorarium for an annual Hen-
ry Russel Lecturenby the member of
the faculty chosen by the Council of
Research Club of the University on
his attainment of the "highest dis-
tinction in the field of scholarship."
The Henry Russel Award each year
is assigned by a special University
Council Comittee to that "instructor
or assistant professor whose scholarly
achievements and promise for the
future.seem most to merit the
Basilius Speaks Here
On Germans In State
About 600,000 people in Michigan
are of German birth or German de-
scent, Prof. Harold A. Basilius, chair-
man of the German department of

Wayne University, told the members
of the Deutscher Verein in a lecture
in German on Germans in the state
of Michigan yesterday.

Beg Your Pardon, Sir,
Is This The U. Of M.?'
We don't even blush to tell this
A puzzled old gentleman was seen
standing on the Diagonal yesterday
morning as the voices of the Gar-
goyle's personnel, announcing the
greatest show on earth, filled an
otherwise unblemished spring day.
"Down With Everything, here it is
just what you've been waiting for,"
the barker intoned as the crowd
walked by.
Finally the sprucely-clad gentle-
man, dignified in a white goateee and
mustache, walked up and hesitated
glancing at the red and white cover.
After a moment he plucked the sales-
man's sleeve and asked determinedly
"Excuse me, but are you selling pro-
grams for the Schoolmaster's Conven-
We have it on reliable authority
that the Gargoyle representative was
Military Treaty
Forged By Fear
Nazi War Threat Forces
Daladier, Chamberlain
To PledgeCooperation
LONDON, April 28.-)-France
and Great Britain, brought together
by fear of the German war machine,
reached full agreement today o~
pooling their military might in the
event of a European explosion.
The interdependence of the two
countries rapidly neared expression,
in a formal, mutual assistancepact.
Both were taking swift steps to put
defenses in order and combining their
resources in war-time.
French Premier Edouard Daladier,
at the conclusion of the first of two
days of conference among British
and French premiers and foreign
ministers, declared:
"We arrived without difficulty at
complete agreement. Without exag-
geration, all conversations were most
cordial, everyone, being ,,fully aware,
of and fully understanding the neces-
sities we have to face.
Technical staff talks between the
land, sea and air forces of the two
countries, to map details of life-sav-
ing strategy if diplomacy fails to
avert a European conflict, were ex-
pected to begin shortly.
The French endorsed Chamberlain's
policy of easing European tension-
founded on his counter weapon, the
conditional British agreement with
Agreement on these points emerged
from the meeting headed by Daladier
and British Prime Minister Chamber-
1. The British-Italian friendship
pact-despite French fears of Italian
and German domination in Spain
through the support the Fascist coun-
tries have given Spanish Insurgents.
2. Continuance of the "hands off
Spain" policy as the best insurance
against embroiling the rest of Eu-
rope in war.
3. Mutual defense preparations-
both military and economic-with
technical staff talks probable soon.
4. The procedure to take at Geneva
to gain recognition of Italy's con-
quest of. Ethiopia-which Italy has
demanded as a price of renewed
friendship with the two countries.
Those Theta Chis tried hard, but
the best they could rate from Toby
Wing, blond Hollywood ingenue play-
ing at the Cass Theatre in Detroit,

was the following wire received late
yesterday:' "Bad manager won't let
me come and see you stop I'm terribly
sorry stop your own. Toby."

Nearly Half Of
Student Body
Is Dissatisfied,

S.R.A. Conducts Campus
Poll Similar To Gallup
Institute Polling Method
Nine Of Ten Favor
Marriage Courses
More than 40 per cent of the stu-
dents at the University are dissatis-
fied with the education they are re-
ceiving, if a scientific poll completed
yesterday by the Student Religious
Association and the (pring Parley
Committee is an adequate represen-
tation of campus opinion.
The poll, which was taken to pro-
vide a ,basis for discussion at the
Spring Parley this weekend, was
based upon the method perfected by
Dr. George Gallup's American Insti-
tute of Public Opinion and tested a
five per cent cross-section of the
campus with proportional representa-
tion of schools and of the sexes.
Favor Preparation For Marriage
If the pool is accurate, almost 90
per cent of the students favor a
course in preparation for the prob-
lems of married life, almost 80 per
cent feel there is a need for improv-
ing student-faculty relations and
opinion is evenlydivided as to whe-
ther the University is primarily pre-
paring students for a job.
Other results indicated that 68.8.
per cent feel "a need for more in-
formal mixed social gatherings," 54.1
per cent have sought vocational ad-
vice from faculty members, 57.1 per
cent are on a basis of "personal"
friendship with one or more faculty
men and 67.3 per cent read the Daily
"practically every day."
Poll First Of Kind Here
The poll, run on a scientific basis,
is the first of its kind to be held
on campus. Five hundred and thirty-
nine students were interviewed at
random by volunteer workers. Selec-
tion was macl ii'pji djiontothe
enrollments of both sexes in the:
various schools and colleges of the
University. It is expected that this
poll will lead to the establishment
of a permanent campus "bureau of
student opinion."
In replying to the question, "In
general are you satisfied with the
education you are getting from your
courses?" 54.1 per cent answered
"yes," 41.1 "no" and 4.8 per cent had
no opinion on the question.
Need Faculty Relations /
"Should the University offer a
course designed to prepare students
for the problems of inarried life?"
brought 89.6 per cent replying in the
affirmative, 5.5 per cent negative and
4.9 per cent with no opinion.
"Is theret a need for more.oppor-
tunities for friendly relations with
the faculty?" was answered in the
affirmative by 79.9 per cent, in the
negative by 13.7 per cent and "no
opinion" by 6.4 per cent.
When asked, "Do you think of your
(continued on Page 2)
To Hold English
ParleyTo day
Frosh And Soph English
Teachers To Meet
The first annual conference on
teachin freshman and sophomore
English will be held from 8:30 to 10
.m. today at Room 3231, Angell Hall,
in conjunction with the. Schoolmas-
ters' Club convention, it was an-
aounced yesterday.
All teachers of freshman and sopho-
more English courses in state junior
,olleges and all administrators of the
Same courses here willgather to dis-
cuss problems of teaching and meth-
ods of improving the courses.

Presiding at the meeting will be
Prof. C. D. Thorpe, active chairman
of the general committee here on
freshman and sophomore English.
Prof. Karl Litzenberg of the English
Departient, chairman of the commit-
tee on sophomore English, will spew:
on "Recent Changes in Sophomore
reaching at Michigan." A discussion
period will follow. Plans for the con-
tinuation of the conference will also
be discussed. Afterwards, the
visiting teachers will be invited to sit
in on English 2, 31, 32 and 33 classes.

Daily's Inquiry Discloses New
Version Of Young Parker's Death

University Of Chicago's Methods
Are Unique In Higher Education

A bewildered father yesterday
pieced together conflicting reports on
his son's death in Spain, eagerly wait-
ing for further information to trickle
through a communication service dis-
rupted by civil war.
Convinced by previous reports that
DeWitt Webster Parker, 27 years old,
was killed in early April during an
Insurgent air raid on Barcelona, Prof.
DeWitt H. Parker, chairman of the
philosophy department, yesterday was
informed by Friends of the Abra-
ham Lincoln Brigade that his son was
one of two Loyalist soldiers who died

on leave. There he reported his pres-
ence to authorities. Soon afterward,
Rebel planes bombed the city. DeWitt
Professor and Mrs. Parker believe,
escaped the attack and left immed-
iately for the Aragon front where the
15th International Birgade to which
he was attached was stationed.
He did not report himself "out" of
Barcelona, they are convinced, and
thus Loyalist officials believed he was
one of the victims of Fascist bombs.
They informed relatives of the boy in
Gloucester, Mass., of his death in the
raid and it is this information which
was yesterday released to the Daily
from Boston.

'We Are

On The Spot,'
Tells Newsmen

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third
of a series of articles dealing with in-
novations in American colleges and
universities designed to improve the
higher educational process. The pur-
pose of the series is to provide some idea
of the different avenues of approach
to educational reform which are ac-
tually being followed in principal in-
stitutions in the country, as prepara-
tion for discussion in the Spring Par-
ley tomorrow and Sunday.)
A four-semester school year, intro-
ductory courses dealing with the four
main branches of knowledge, non-
compulsory class attendance, separa-
tion between a college and four divi-

work in high school. If a student
enters with only two years of high
school, he may fulfill the require-
ments for graduation from the col-
lege in approximately four years. If
he enters as a graduate from high
school, he may be expected to finish
his College work in two years.
The curriculum of the college con-
sists of four introductory general
courses in the biological, physical, so-
cial sciences and the humanities
which are given in two years of three
semesters each.

NEW YORK, April 28.- (P)-A day
after his closeted 2-hour talk with
President Roosevelt, Henry Ford said
tonight that "we are all on the spot"
and that the people have "a leader
who is nutting something over them."

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