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The Weather
Fair and warmer today; to-
morrow increasing cloudiness,
warmer in central and south;
showers in north.


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Is This The Real
Third Party?
Chamberlain And
The 'Cliveden Set'...



Five Hours' Debate Czechs Seek An Escape TiredCongress
.. ~,-, -,,.-From Map Maker' HitlerHurries Relief

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Varsity Edges Ou
Purdue To Win 6-z


ALt rariey iesuits In

Moves Fo
Central Committee States
Resolutions For Action
By Last General Session
Education, Opinion
Draw Large Crowds
Five hours of unhushed debate and
panel discussion at the five sections
of Michigan's eighth annual all-cam-
pus "bull-session," the Spring Parley,
closed last night with the crystalliza-
tion of tentative resolutions for
bringing action on "realizable" re-
forms in the set-up of the University.
The resolutions will be put into a
more compact form at a meeting of
the Parly executive committee at 9
a.m. today and presented to the last
general session from 10 a.m. to noon
in the Union Ballroom for final dis-
cussion and acceptance.
The sections on educational theor-
ies and, methods and on the expres-
sion of opinion vied for the largest
attendance as 500 students and fac-
ulty members alternately crowded one
section and another. The other three
editions discussed leisure time, se-
curityand housing.
"Our University: Milestone or Mill
stone?" was the geeral subject of
discussion as for the first time in
the Parley's existence an attempt
was made to go beyond mere discus-
Wholehearted support of the hon-
ors program in principle was voiced
by the education section of the Parley
which voted in favor of the extension
of the honors, program as to many
students as possible in-the junior and
senior years.
Other suggested resolutions framed
and approved by the section as the
culmination of the day's discussion
The inauguration of the Dewey
plan of project education, that is,
education by working on problems
which confront mankind in our eco-
nomics, political science and sociology
courses, etc.
Abolition of compulsory class at-
tendance requirements.
Abolition of the grading system
in its present form, the new plan des-
ignating merely the fact that a'stu-
dent has failed or passed a course.
The setting-up of a joint commit-
tee of faculty members and students
to investigate educational problems.
Establishment of a system or meth-
od by means of which students may'
appraise their instructors and make
the results known to the administra-
tion and to the teachers.
Relieving of teaching duties those
instructors engaged in research work,
except in subjects in which they are
especially interested.
The adjustment of faculty mem-
bers' office hours so as not to pre-
clude consultations between students
and teachers.
Expression Of Opinion
The University should in no way
use its official power to restrict stu-
dent expression if students are to at-
tain maturity, it was agreed at the
crowded "opinion" section, where
opinions were expressed and not sup-
Disapproval of the University's re-
quiring any statement of beliefs from
prospective students was voiced by
the group and confidence was ex-
pressed in the Board in Control of
Student Publications for its efforts to
preserve freedom of the press.
The suggestion was made that the
Board find some device other than

the present one of requiring that
Daily editorials be signed in order to
indicate that such editorials do not
represent the, views of the University.
,Charges that everything from Big
Business to "apple-polishing" ac-
count for the restriction of expres-
sion on the campus rent the air in
the afternoon session, most of which
was taken up by the question of the
freedom of the Daily.
The University's refusal to give a
hall to John Strachey, radical speak-
er; the ousting of four liberal stu-
dents; the administration's blocking
of peace activities and examples of
close control of student publications
were presented in the indictment of
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r , Reform
Annual Al umi
Study Session
Set For June 20
With four classes a day, a one-
week term and no examinations,
more than 100 alumni are expected to
arrive in Ann Arbor June 20 to en-
roll in the eighth annual Alumni
The alumni, according to Wilfred
B. Shaw, director of alumni relations,
in charge of the project, will have
to find rooms, register, pay theit fees
and all attendant entrance charges,
just as the lowliest freshman.
Co':rses dealing with contemporary
events in the political, economic and
scientific world will be offered. The
general course headings and profes-
sors who will give them are as fol-
lows: Economic Aspects of the Far
Eastern Situation, Prof. Charles F.
Remer of the economics department;
The European Crisis, Prof. Preston
W. Slosson of the history depart-
ment; The Situation in Spain; Prof.
A. S. Aiton of the history depart-
ment; The Problem of the Near East,
Prof. William H. Worrell of the Sem-
itics department; Recent Aspects of
Our Monetary Policy, Prof. L. L. Wat-
kins of the economics department.
Further courses to be offered in the
Alumni University, which, according
to Mr. Shaw, is held to give college
graduates an opportunity to return
to school just like students, are: The
Quest for Security, Prof. W. Haber
uest for Security, Prof. William Haber
of the economics department; Youth
Confronts a New World, Prof. How-
ard Y. McClusky of the psychology
The Evolution of the Earth, Prof.
R. W. Hussey of the geology depart-
ment; The Modern Symphony, Prof.
Earl V. Moore of the music
school; Architecture Today, Prof.
Emil Lorch of the College of Ar-'
chitecture; and The Modern Drama,
Prof. K. T. Rowe of the English de-
Hague's Police Nab
Socialists' Leader
JERSEY CITY, N. J., April 30.-
MP)-NormAn Thomas, national chair-
man of the Socialist Party, attempt-
ing to make an announced speech
from his automobile in Journal
Square tonight, was removed to a
police car and taken to an unknown
At police headquarters, Police Chief
Harry J. Walsh said, "He did not
.ome here. If anyone was arrested
this is where they would be brought.
Y know nothing about it."
George Slaff of New York, counsel
for the Workers Defense League, ap-
peared at headquarters to offer him-
self as counsel for Thomas and when
informed by Chief Walsh that Tho-
mas was not there said "He was spir-
ited away to the cityilimits, I assume."
A crowd of about 1,000 persons was
in the square when Thomas drove up
in an open car with two other men.
Police pulled him from the automo-
bile and pushed their way through
the crowds to a large police sedan.

May Day Celebrations Might Well Spark New Racial
And Party Controversies In Cechoslovakia As
Henlein Seeks Autonomy For Germans

LONDON, April 30.-(P)-It is
Adolf Hitler's move in the European
game which may involve war or an-
other change in the map.
Little Czechoslovakia, the republic
born of the World War, is the danger
There, with May Day to be cele-
brated tomorrow, the government
banned political demonstrations in an
effort to prevent possible racial and
party clashes at a time when Konrad
Henlein, leader of the country's mi-
nority of 3,500,000 Germans, is de-
manding a change in the nation's for-
eign policy and autonomy for his fol-
But the prime action next week is
focused not in Praha but in Rome.
Hitler is going to Rome Tuesday
and, somne think, to strengthen the
German-Italian working agreement.
That is his first move.
The other concerns what Hitler may
be willing to do about Czechoslovakia.
France and Great Britain, whose
Prime Ministers and Foreign Minis-
ters yesterday concluded a two-day
conference, have mapped three-de-
gree steps
These are:
1. Political-approaches to Berlin
and Praha to seek modification of
German demands on Czechoslovakia
and Czechoslovak acceptance of as
many as possible, consistent with na-
tional honor and independence.
2. Economic - preferential trade

agreements with Czechoslovakia, if
diplomacy should fail, to free that
nation of economic dependence on
3. Military-the two democracies
have let Europe know they are put-
ting more faith in the power of
their rearmament through coordina-
tion of their land air and naval

Press Protests
Hearing Shift
Regents To Await NLRB
Decision Before Takingl
Any Action On Contracts
The Ann Arbor Press yesterday pro-
tested the order of the National Labor
Relations Board that shifted the
Press hearing to Washington on the
grounds that it is unreasonable to
hold the hearing so far from Ann
Arbor, that the International Typo-
graphical Union is trying to circum-
vent the jurisdiction of the Wash-
tenaw Circuit Court and that the
company does not have time to an-
swer the Board's formal complaint.
Regent John D. Lynch of Detroit
told the Daily last night that the
Regents at their Friday meeting de-
cided to let the matter of cancelling
contracts with the Ann Arbor Press
rest until the NLRB had made a de-
cision on charges of unfair labor
practices at the Press. It was also
decided to seek prices on University
printing work from firms other than
the Press. s
La Verne Rose, foreman of the
press room at the local printing plant,
was served yesterday with a subpoena
summoning him to the hearing at the
nation's capital.
A Michigan Central car will leave
today for Washington bringing 16
members of the striking printer's
union to the hearing. University offi-
cials and representatives of Univer-
sity publications have been called to
Washington to. settle the question of
whether the Ann Arbor Press is an
interstate business subject to the
NLRB's jurisdiction.

Change Needed
In Hioh Schools,
Parker Asserts
Schoolmasters Hear Plea
In Closing Meeting Of
Annual Meeting Here
Necessity of the improvement of
the secondary school curriculum and
of research for-desirable changes are
recognized today by more people than
ever before, said J. Cecil Parker, di-
rector of the Michigan Secondary
School Curriculum Study, in an ad-
dress to the final meeting of the
Michigan Schoolmasters' Club at the
University High School yesterday.
Secondary education is changing,"
he declared. "The future seems to
offer hope, but it holds tasks that will
require,. and are worthy of, the best
efforts of all-students, teachers and
To effect these necessary changes,
Mr. Parker urged educators to make
a far-reaching study of the individual
student, to engage in extensive study
and improvement of our communities,
to learn continuously more about
learning-what it is and how it takes
place, and to discover ways and means
of synthesizing these data and fac-
tors in experiences that are real to
NLRB Hearing
Revision Hinted
Court Ruling May Force
Change In Procedure '
PHILADELPHIA, April 30.-(P)-
The National Labor Relations Board
revealed in U.S. District court today
it was considering revision of its pro-
cedure in cases dealing with require-
ments of the Wagner Labor Relations
Saying that procedural changes
might be required under a Supreme
Court ruling last Monday, counsel for
the board obtained a postponement of
Circuit Court action in the Republic
Steel Corporation's appeal of an
N.L.R.B. order.
The Supreme Court ruled that Sec-.
retary Wallace's acceptance of find-
ings of other officials without giving
the agents a "reasonable opportunity"
to contest them was a "vital defect."
Hillel Starts New
Discussion SeriesI
Jewish assimilation will be the
topic of the first of the new Sunday
Evening Hillel Forum series to be
held at 6:15 p.m. today at the Hillel

Bill For Vote,
Need To Return To District
Fence Mending Speeds
Action Of Congressmen
May Preclude Vote
On Wage-Hour Bill.
WASHINGTON, April 30.-()-
Congress' aversion to doing much
about anti-trust or other controver-
sial matters at this session became
manifest increasingly today and Ad-
ministration leaders concentrated on
whipping President Roosevelt's lend-
ing-spending program into shape for
an early vote.
Informed legislators said the pri-
mary concern of most members was
to complete action on still pending
phases of the $4,512,000,000 lending-
spending program, clean up the tax
revision bill and a few other measures
and get back home to their political
Talk of adjournment between May
15 and June 15 raised an obstacle to
action this year on the abolition of
bank holding companies, a field in
which the President asked prompt
legislation in his monopoly message
yesterday. But legislators generally
agreed there was a good chance of
funds being voted, as Mr. Roosevelt
requested, an investigation of the
"concentration of economic control."
Many members expressed belief the
adjournment urge precluded any
chance of forcing a vote this session
on the beleaguered Wage-Hour Bill,
for which the House Rules Committee
refused legislative right-of-way yes-
terday. Proponents of the measure
went ahead, however, with arrange-
ments to circulate a petition to force
the bill to the floor. To be success-
ful, the petition must be signed by
218 members.
Meanwhile, a House appropriations
subcommittee agreed tentatively to
end hearings Monday on the Presi-
dent's public works and relief bill and
have it ready for House consideration
the following Monday.
Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia of New
York and the leaders of organized
labor's twomajor factions-John L.
Lewis of the CIO and William Green
of the AFL-are scheduled to be the
principal witnesses at final hearings.
Both Senate and House, in recess
today, faced relatively light sched-
ules next week. Democratic Leader
Barkley of the Senate intended to
bring the Administration's big navy
bill to a vote about Tuesday. He
predicted final Senate action on the
tax revision bill would be taken early
in the week. The House is expected
to complete action on that measure
Thursday and thus make the bill
ready for the President's signature.
Teams To Be Guests
Of TheatreMonday
University athletic teams will be.
guests of the Michigan Theatre, at
9 p.m. tomorrow, at which time they
will be presented with cups and1
plaques, and coaches and players may
be called on to say a few words to
the audience.
Swimming, track, wrestling and
hockey teams will take part in the
program, for which Steven Filipiak,
'39, will be master of ceremonies. Rob-
ert Canning, '39, head cheer leader,
will lead the audience in cheering.
The program will begin immediately
following the first show Filipiak said.

Dangerous Dan

Pitt Takes Penn
Relays Title In
Heavy Rain
Schwartzkopf Wins Over
McCluskey And Lash To
Take 3,000 Meter Run
PHILADELPHIA, April 30.-(P)--
The University of Pittsburgh's baton-
passers ran off with the major share
of honors today in the closing pro-
gram of the Penn relays, marred by
heavy rainI
Pitt equalled the carnival record
in the half-mile championship: Vir-
ginia established anew meet mark
in. the 480-yard shuttle hurdle relay;
Overbrook High of Philadelphia set a
meet record in winning the high
schooltwo-mile, and Nick Vukmanic
of Penn State bettered the meet rec-
ord for the javelin throw.
Woodruff Anchors Victors
As in yesterday's sprint medley, the
anchor legs of Pittsburgh were en-
trusted to Olympic 800-meter cham-
pion John Woodruff. Long John
took good care of the assignment.
In the 880, run off before the rain1
began he started his furlong on even
terms with Indiana's Malcolm Hicks
and finished it two yards in front,
Pitt's time of 1:26.6 equalling the
meet record set two years ago by the
University of Texas. Indiana was
second and Navy third.
Handed a five-yard lead in the
mile championship, Woodruff held it
safe to the finish.
40,000 Witness Races
Before a crowd of 40,000 that was
well drenched before the day was
over, Indiana and Manhattan re-
peated their 1937 victories in the
four-mile and two-mile races; Vir-
ginia, a surprise contender, brought
the shuttle hurdles meet record down
to 61.2 seconds apd Western Michigan
retained the Teachers College mile
crown it won last year.
Overbrook High's two-mile time of
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Fishman's Steady Hurling
Gives Wolverines First
Big Ten Win Of Year
Boilermaker Errors
Aid Fisher Team
Big Danny Smick's lethal bat and
little Herman Fishman's steady pitch-
ing combined to give Michigan's base-
ball team a 6 to 4 victory over Purdue
yesterday afternoon in the Wolver-
ines' first Conference win of the sea-
Lanky Dan poled a smashing third
inning home run into right center,
an almost exact replica of his four,
bagger in the Michigan State game
last Tuesday, to account for two runs,
while Herm dipsy-dooed his way to a
well hurled nine hit triumph.
Michigan's play was reminiscent of
by-gone days. They played an op-
portunist brand of ball yesterday-
alert, intelligent, and determined.
Outhit, they made their five bingles
count, played heads-up ball afield,
and showed the hustle so outstanding-
ly absent in previous encounters.
Two Michigan uprisings in the first
and third innings, each netting three
runs, proved ample in handing the
Boilermakers their first Big.Ten loss
of the season. Coach Dutch Fehring's
lads helped .the local cause with glar-
ing errors in the field and a passed
ball which resulted in a first inning
Victory was especially sweet for
Michigan. Besides shedding the ig-
nominy of defeat which had dogged
them through five northern games,
the locals avenged Friday's 15 inning
heartbreaker won by the Boilermak-
ers 3 to 2. Then, too, there's the in-
tangible psychological effect of major
victory number one, and the locals
will need plenty of stimulus with four
games booked next week. w
Fishman became the first hurler
since the southern trip to go the route.
It was a typical victory for the old
left-hander. ,His control was excel-
lent, only two men receiving passes.
His curve fluttered as erratically as
ever, and besides arm there was
plenty of brain matter behind each
Felix Mackiewicz, slugging Purdue
third sacker, was the leading hitter of
the day, slapping a home run and two
singles in four trips. None of the,
Wolverines garnered more than a
single blow, but there was Smick's big
splash-and that proved to be the
major coup.
Here's a brief summary of the scor-
ing innings:
Michigan, 1st: A pass to Charley
Pink, Don Brewer's safe bunt, and
Walt Peckinpaugh's single netted the
first run. Brewer soon followed with
number two on a passed ball, and
(Continued on Page 6)

On Smick's Homer

Love's Merits
Sigma Rho Tau'


'Apple-Polishing' Not Prevalent,
Or So Faculty Members Think

Rumor Indicates Michigras
May Hurt Christmas Business,

Only one out of 62 faculty members
contacted by The Daily in a recent
survey on faculty-student relation-
ships suspects students who come to
conference periods, of "apple-polish-
Of the 62, 39 answered that they
did not suspect students of this, five
were occasionally suspicious and 11
rarely were. Two thought that it de-
pended on the student and two an-
swered that one out of every ten stu-
dents came for that purpose. One
faculty member said that he did not
mind as long as carefully considered
questions were asked and the visits
were not too frequent.
Several replied that the most out-
standing attitude of the Michigan

Consultation hours were voted val-
uable and successful by 45 faculty
members while three thought that
they were only valuable and not suc-
cessful. Others were not quite sure,
although some thought they would be
more beneficial if more students
would take advantage of them, par-
ticularly when the student came with
definite questions in mind. How-
ever, one professor though that the
pre-examination cramming type of
conference were worthless. A mem-
ber of the literary college thought
they were of more value to the faculty
than to the student.
When asked whether compulsory
conference periods would do away
with fear of "apple 8 polishing," 17
said no, eight answered yes while nine

Almost 6,000 assorted prizes rang-
ing from 10 dozen decorated earthen-
ware steins to three dozen Pop-Eyes
with Pipes (rubber), two dozen Wim-
pys and two dozen Olive Oils have
been ordered for the 1938 Michigras
which is to be held May 6, 7 at Yost
Field House, Hugh Rader, '38, gen-
eral chairman, announced yesterday.
While the rumor could not be con-
firmed at a late hour yesterday, it
was reliably reported that Ann Arbor
merchants, fearing the Michigras
would damage their pre-Christmas
rush business, were planning a unit-
ed front in order to picket the carnival
Rader, himself, intimated that there
might be a dumping of merchandise
on the Ann Arbor market, when he

Sadie Mefooskey, proprietor of the
"Sadie Mefooskey Home for Univer-
sity Women," also reported:
"This looks like too good a chance
to miss for me. Now maybe I can
win a 3-piece boudoir set (blue pas-
tel) for the front second floor bed-
room. It'll be the first thing I got
in Ann Arbor cheaper than it would
cost in Detroit."
The full list ordered, according to
Rader, includes:
Several gross of walking canes, 2,-
000 balloons, 300 comic feathers,
miniature straw hats, dice ash trays,
lipstick shape lighters, steins, scotty
dogs, Russian wolfhounds, memoran-
dum books for professors, porcelain
rough rider style hot ash tray, comic

Is a slide rule a force more 'potent
in the world than love? That is the
question that Sigma Rho Tau, engi-
neering speech society, and Alpha NU,
literary speech society, debated in one
of the features of the engineering
school open-house.
Charles Probst, '39E, and John J.
Hoffer, '39E, upheld the affirmative
and maintained that the, slide rule
was definite and not subject to the
same reversals and set-backs and
uncertainties that occur in love.
By asserting it was( true that 'in
the spring a young man's fancy light-
ly turns to thoughts of love' they at-
tempted to show that the import-
ance of love was only seasonal.
"What," they asked, "does the young
man do in the three other seasons?"
The negative, upheld by Fred A.
Thomson, '39, and Lenton Sculthorp,
'40, answered the letter by asserting
that in the other seasons a young
man's fancy turned heavily to
thoughts of love. As for the argu-
ment that love was indefinite and re-
versible, the negative pointed out,
that, after all, a slide rule by its very
construction was reversible, too.
Among the several things pointed
out to prove that love was potent,

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