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The Weather
Mostly cloudy, cooler today;
tomorrow cloudy and continued


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What Does It Cost You? . .
The New Public Opinion...
Johnny Get Your Gun .. .





'38 Miehigras
Attrats 3,500
For First Da
Prizes For Best Floats
Won By S.A.E., Delta
Gamma And Triangles
Kappa Alpha Theta
Best Of 65 Booths
At 11:30 p.m. yesterday, more than
3.500 people had paid admission at
Yost Field House to see and take part
in the 1938 Michigras carnival held
for the benefit of the proposed Wom-
en's Athletic Association's swimming
pool and the Varsity Band's trip to
Yale, according to Hugh Rader, '38,
general chairman.
All Ann Arbor had turned out earl-
ier yesterday afternoon to watch
the huge Michigras parade which
contained 60 units and stretched over
six blocks.
Gets Prizes
Prizes of loving cups were awarded
to Sigma Alpha Epsilon's float, which
was a take-off on cigarette advertis-
ers; Delta Gamma and Triangles. In
the commercial section, loving cups
were given to the Kiwanis Club, the
Boy Scout troop No. 22 for their har-
monica band and to Mullison's riding
academy. Judges for the floats were
Stanley Waltz, manager of the Union,
Miss Ethel McCormick, social direc-
tor of the League, and Mayor W. C.
Awards given to the best decorated
bicycles Went to Bill Sturgis, Billy
Taylor,' Helen- Apple and Bob Frink.
Last night visitors to the Michi-
gras found more than 65 booths to
patronize. Booths ranged from the
Chi Phi's "rat race" and Lambda Chi
Alpha's "OShaugnessy's Saloon" to
the Alpha Phi's "Shoe Shine" and
Sigma Phi's "Dew Drop Inn."
Cup Presented
A cup was awarded to Kappa A-
pha Theta's "Darts at Dwarfs" for
the met clever booth. Honorable
mention we to the Phi Kappa Psi
and Pi Beta Phi's "Esquire Rodf" for
dancing and dining, Alpha Xi Delta's
""Character Make-Up," and to Alpha
SOmegas Frost Bites."
Judging of booths was done by
Dean Walter B. Rea, Marie Hartwig
and Laurie Campbell, acting head
of the women's physical education
The Michigras will be held again
starting at 7:30 p.m. today and will
last until midnight.:
Varsity Whips
Ypsi Nine, 6-5,
t Briggs Field
Four Wolverine Errors
Mar Play In Stadium
Dedication Game
YPSILANTI, May 6.-(Special to
the Daily)-The Varsity baseball team
spoiled Micliigan State Normal's ded-
ication day ceremonies at the new
Walter 0. Briggs Field here today by
winning 6 to 5, but the Wolverines
tried hard enough to be gentlemen
about it.

With an estimated crowd of 1,800
looking on, the unpredictable Varsity
sprang to an early lead, and then
slipped into their old ways again with
a sloppy exhibition that almost spelled
d Tomorrow (Saturday) the Wolver-
ines end their week's brace of four
games facing Indiana on the home
diamond. Game time is 3:15 p.m.
There was little to cheer about in
the Michigan victory today. Four
glaring errors were committed by
the Varsity, which, along with tech-
nical miscues and misjudgments in
the field, practically nullified their
potent hitting attack.
Ed Andronik pitched eight hit ball
in going the route for Michigan, but
three of the Ypsi blows were of the
unearned variety. Big Ed struck out
seven and issued a lone pass in a
steady performance.
The Wolverines finally met up with
eccentric Martin "Rube" Zachar, who
looks like Elmer Dean and pitches
somewhat like brother Dizzy, and
gave him a good going over. It start-

A 'Fighting' Band Leads To Carnival Land

Part of yesterday's Michigras parade is pictured above. The Varsity
Band, seen above, le'd the parade and was followed by Mullison's tallyho.
More than 60 units took part in the parade which stretched for six blocks.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon's float won the loving cup for the most clever unit.
Tag Day, Friday 13, To Prove
Lucky Day For Fresh A ir Camp

Student Religious Group,
League And Union Back
Tag Day, which will be held Friday,
May 13, has played a significant part
in the support of the University Fresh
Air Camp since the camp was found-
ed in 1921.
Over the 17-year period, students
have raised between $700 to $2,100
per year through tag day drives. Their
contributions amount to $27,000 or
approximately 20 per cent of the total
camp funds. Student contributions
have not, however, been limited to
money alone. Many Michigan stu-
dents have also given their time, with
little or no recompense, in working
for the successful operation of the
camp. This year more than 150 stu-
dents will be working on Tag Day,
and others will contribute their time
throughout the year in various phases
of the work of maintaining the camp.
In years past many of the counsel-
ors at the camp have been Michigan
Varsity Teams Perform
On Four Fronts Today
Michigan's 1938 outdoor spring
athletic season hits its peak this
afternoon when varsity athletes
perform on four fronts.
In what will probably be the fea-
ture attraction of the day, Coach
Charley Hoyt's irrepressible track
team takes on the thinclads from
Illinois in a meet scheduled to start
at two p.m.' at Ferry Field.
Stocky Hlerm Fishman will toe
the rubber for the Wolverine base-
ball team in a diamond battle be-
tween Michigan anda strong In-
diana Hoosier outfit that finished
second in the Conferencelast year.
The'ball team cross bats at 3:15 on
the home field.
A persistent winner, Michigan's
golf aggregation plays host today
to Illinois' club swingers. The
linksters will be at their game all
Leroy Weir's surprising net team
remains in the Chicago area today
to face Chicago University's in-
vincible Maroon aces, perennial
Conference winners.
(For details see Page 3)

students. This year, for the first
time, the entire staff of counselors
will be students enrolled in the
University Summer Session.
Since its inception, Tag Day has
been sponsored by the Student Chris-
tian Association. This year, however,
other University organizations are
lending their support, principally the
League and the Union.
Other sources of income, in addi-
tion to the Tag Day drive include a
boxing show, boys' fees, gifts from
foundations, such as the Rackham
Foundation and the Children's Fund
of Michigan, and many contributions
-from Michigan Alumni, faculty mem-
bers and clubs.
Summer camp projects are found
at the University of Pennsylvania,
the University of Southern Califor-
nia and Princeton University. The
University of Pennsylvania camp pro-
vided the model for the Michigan
Greiner Wins
Speech Contest

NLRB Will Reopen
Hearings On Ford
Ford Motor Company received notice
today that the National Labor Rela-
tions Board would withdraw its de-
cision that the company had vo-
ated the Wagner Labor Act.
Board lawyers explained that this
step was a "legal courtesy" preceding
actual withdrawal of the 'decisioi.
The Ford case is to be reopened by
the board for further proceedings.
Previously a trial examiner heard tes-
timony on charges by the United
Automobile Workers (CIO) that the
company was guilty of unfair labor
practices as defined by the Wagner
Railway Labor
A tflailed As
Sharfman Tells Teachers
Measure Will Avert Wage
Cut Crisis In Near Future
Using as an illustration a major
railway dispute that may arise in
about a week when the railways noti-
fy their employes that they must
take a 15 per cent wage cut, Prof.
I. L. Sharfman, head of the econ-
omics department, yesterday ex-
plained how the Railway Labor Act
will serve to prevent serious economic
disruptions, at the second annual
conference of the Industrial Rela-
tions Teachers,
The men, through their union, will
probably refuse to accept the cut and
the machinery of the act will begin
to function to prevent a discontinu-
ance of service such as a strike would
Professor Sharfman pointed out
that because of shrinkage of rail
traffic caused by the present depres-.
sion and because of the severe com-
petition of motor and other forms of
transportation, the only solution for
the railways, which have been losing
money since last fall despite an eight
per cent increase in rates granted
by the Interstate Commerce Commis-
sion, would be to cut operating costs.
The first thing to be cut will natural-
ly be wages, he said.
When the employes, who claim
they have been hard hit already, more
than half a million of their number
having lost their jobs since 1929-re-
fuse to accept the cut, conferences
will take place between the two sides.
as is the usual case, Prof. Sharf-
man said, they will probably be un-
able to reach an agreement and eith-
er or both sides may ask the National
Mediation Board to step in. The Board,
is an impartial body, but only medi-
ates making no decisions. However, if
an agreement cannot be reached and
if after the Board leaves the
case interstate commerce is endan-
gered, the President will be notified
and an emergency Board will step in.
This board first acts as a fact-
finding committee and then turns
into a mediating group.
Professor Sharfman suggested that
I the Adjustment Board, a bi-partisan
group that gives cases preliminary
hearings should be changed to a non-
partisan group to avoid mere decisions
(Continued on Page 6)
Banker Outlines
Manager's Job

Dodge Talks Before 200
Business School Alumni
Few people recognize the difference
between doing and managing, Joseph
M. Dodge, president of the Detroit
Bank, told 200 alumni of the bus-
iness administration school last night
in the Union. He selected as the
outstanding characteristic of the
manager an incessant "demand for
The job of the manager, Mr. Dodge
declared is to "analyze and define
problems-he deals with things gone
wrong because things all right take
care of themselves."
Prestige and high income come to
the successful manager, Mr. Dodge
said, but the also pointed to the "fet-
tered" business man of today who is
bound by the multitude of circum-
stances that surround his business.
Mr. Dodge warned that experience
alone is not a sufficient qualification
for management, for, he pointed out,
"experience is valuable as a defensive
quality-not as a creative quality."
The qualifications of a good man-

Swing Concert
Planned To Aid
Fund Pro gram
Swing fiends will be given the
long-awaited opportunity to hear
the famous collection of old and new
swing records of Philip Diamond of
the German Department at a concert
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the main
ballroom of the League for the bene-
fit of the local fund campaign being
conducted by the Hillel Foundation
to aid European refugees.
Campus swingsters have long tried
to get Mr. Diamond to give a concert
of his records. The opportunity to
help-the fund drive finally won him
"The admission price is only 10
cents," Mr. Diamond said, "since it is
all in the spirit of fun, but it should
help the drive a little."
The concert will be arranged ac-
cording to orchestras with comments
on the band personnel by Mr. Dia-
mond, who was a pianist at the time
these orchestras were at the height
of their popularity.
Among the selections to be present-
ed are numbers by Bix Beiderbicke,
Red Nichols, Miff Mole and Joe Ven-
uti, all real swing bands of the old
Mitrany Scores
New European1
Security Pacts;
Says Strict National Basis
Cannot Secure Peace,
Internal Or External
Comparing events in the contem-
porary European crisis with the state
of affairs following the Napoleonic
Wars, Dr. David Mitrany of the In-
stitute of Advanced Studies at Prince-
ton told the Michigan Model As-
sembly last night in the League that
internal and external security can-
not be secured on the strictly nA-
tional basis so earnestly sought in
Europe today.
The failures of the Holy Alliance
and the Concert of Europe in the 19th
century are being paralleled today by
the League of Nations' attempts at
international organization and the
other alliances among nations de-
signed for reciprocal military support.
These efforts, Dr. Mitrany said, are
not failing because of an inherent
weakness in the international move-
ment, but rather because of the in-
ability of the nations to grasp the im-
plications of the problem and to
adapt themselves to the exigencies of
any working system of international
He dismissed the present Anglo-
Italian alliance and others-which he
(Continued on Page 2)
Civil Service
Leak' Denied
Brownrigg Sees No Need
To Reexamine Employes
LANSING, May 6.-(j)-The Civil
Service Commission accepted a report
of William Brownrigg, personnel di-
rector today, that there was no jus-
tification for charges that a group
of state empoyees had obtained ad-
vance information concerning the
questions to be asked in a civil service
qualifying examination.
The commission held there was no

justification for a reexamination of
those who took the test and concurred
in Brownrigg'saction in deciding that
the 21 challenged questions should
not be counted in grading test papers.
Brownrigg told the commission he
could "guarantee" that there was no
"leak" in his department and served
notice that the examinations were
so designed that cramming or tip-
offs would be of no appreciable value
to the test-taker.



British Labor Wins
3rd Election Based
On Foreign Policy
LONDON, May 6.-(AP)-Great Brit-
ain's National Government lost its
third straight by-election to the Labor
Party today after a fight waged large-
ly on the issue of Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain's "deal with dic-
tators" policy.
The government, however, still had
415 seats in the House of Commons
to 195 for the opposition.I
While C. C. Poole, 35-year-old rail-
way clerk, was sent into Commons
from the Lichfield constituency, near
Birmingham, the Government on an-
other front strove to knit the "na-
tional unity" for which Chamberlain
has been pleading.
Labor was jubilant over the victory
in the Lichfield constituency which
includes some suburbs of Birming-
ham, Chamberlain's home town.
Labor leaders attributed the vic-
tory to popular resentment against
the Government's foreign policy and'
what critics call "pro-fascist" senti-
ments in the government.
What amountd to an unofficial
popular front-with Liberals, Inde-
pendents and Laborites uniting to
support Poole-was a major factor in
his election.
British, French,
Seek lPeaceful
Czech Solution


House Forces


On Wage-Hour Act;

Awarded $100 First
Prize In Cleveland

CLEVELAND, May 6.-(Special to
The Daily)-Speaking on the need for
more college-educated persons in
politics, Fred H. Greiner, '39, today
took first place honors in the Nor-
thern Oratorical League contest here
find with it a: prize of $100. James
Rahl of N'.rthwestern University was
awarded the $50 second prize.
Greiner, who won two local elimina-
tion contests before he was, chosen
the "University's representative, com-
peted against speakers from the
University of Iowa, Western Reserve
University, Northwestern University,
University of Minnesota and the
University of Wisconsin.
Citing the troubles and problems
caused by political bosses and un-
scrupulous politicians Greiner said
"We must do away with the idea that
politics and government are separate
entitles. We must destroy the idea
of politics as a game."

English Ambassador Will
See Goering On 3-Point
Plea To Prevent War
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, May
6.-P)--The German Agrarian
Party today injected a discordant
note into the 40th birthday cele-
bration of Konrad Henlein by an-
. nouncing its separation from the ,
Nazi chieftain's Sudeten German
LONDON, May 6.- (P)--Great
Britain and France decided today to
make a quick effort to ease Czechoslo-
vakia's minority trouble and get Eu-
rope away from the brink of possible
wA r..
Informed sources said that, without
waiting for Adolf Hitler's return from
his state visit to Italy,;SirNeville
Henderson, British ambassador to
Germany, would see Field Marshall
Hermann Goering, acting Chancellor,
tomorrow in Berlin on behalf of the
democratic allies.
.Advise Czek Concessions
Stripped of diplomatic niceties, the
Anglo-French approach' would -in-
1. A request for German aid in get.-
ting Konrad Henlein, Nazi leader in
Czechoslovakia, to moderate his de-
mands for that nation's minority of
3,500,000 Germans.
'. An Anglo-French offer to "ad-
vise"' the Czechoslovak government'
to make liberal concessions.
Warn Germany
3. A warning that "rough handling"
of the minority issue by Germany
most certainly would precipitate a
In Rome, Mussolini was represented
as having promised Hitler to bring
all diplomatic pressure possible upon
Prague both to grant Henlein's de-
mands and to loosen, if not sever,
the Czechoslovak alliance with Soviet

Norton Committee Head,
Sees Ultimate 40 Cent
Low And 40 Hour Top
Both AFL And CIO
Back The Measure
Backers of the Wage-Hour Bill, mus-
tering a majority of the House in a
quick maneuver, snatched the legis-
lation away from the hostile Rules
Committee today and thus made pos-
sible a showdown vote on the hot
issue before Congress goes home to
face the voters in primary campaigns.
Amid tumultuous scenes, 228 legis-
lators lined up in a fast-stepping
queue and affixing their signatures to
a petition forcing the committee to
take the bill out of a pigeon-hole and
send it to the floor for consideration
beginning May 23.
Jubilant advocates of the legisla-
tion--and some opponents as well-
said this spelled victory for the mea-
sure on the final vote.
"The bill's going through as it is;
we shall resist all amendments," said
Rep. Mary Norton (Dem.N.J.) chair-
man of the House Labor Committee
sponsoring the legislation.
The bill calls for a flat 25-cent.ai-
hour minimum wage, to be increased
by annual five-cent jumps to 40 cents.
It also provides for maximum hours,
graduated downward fro 44 in the
first year to 40 after the second.
The action todaywas in sharp con-
trast to the 216 to 198 vote by which
the House sent a different Wage-
Hour Bill back to the Labor Comniit.
tee last Dec. 17, a vote which-shelved
the subject until this session.
Last year's bill, however, was un-
satisfactory to the Axerican keder-
ation of. Labor, whereas both the
AFL and the CIO, were pulling for
the 1938. measure. Bankers of the
latter bill also contende their cause
received a powerful boost when Sen-
ator Pepper (Dem., Fla.) New Dealer,
won overwhelming renomination in
Florida this week over Representative
Wilcox, critic of many administra-
tion policies. Wage-Hour legislation
is a cardinal point on the Roosevelt
The speed with which the signa-
tures went on the petition today al-
most took the leaders' breath away.
One hundred names were attached in
a bare half hour, and the whole thing
Was over in slightly more than two
MIPA Meeting
700 High School Editors
To Attend Roundtables
More than 700 high school editors
from 60 schools throughout the State
attended the annual Michigan Inter-
scholastic Press Association's dinner
last night and heard C. J. Tinker, of
the State department of conservation,
speak on wild life.
At 8 a.m. today, delegates from all
the publications will attend a break-
fast where convention policies will be
discussed. The journalism depart-
ment, which is sponsoring the con-
vention, will be in charge of the
Round-table d scusson will be
held at 10:30 a.m._ today on colum-
nists, art, classified advertising, news-
writin'g, quill and scroll, news-maga-
zines and photography.
The convention will be closed with
a luncheon at '12:30 p.m.at which
Prof. Donal H. Haines, of the jour-
nalism department, will preside. After
the luncheon, delegates to the con-
vention will attend the Michigan-

Illinois track meet.

Sino-Japanese Deadlock Ushers
In Eleventh Month Of The War

SHANGHAI, May 7.-(Saturday)-
-(P)-A bitter deadlock today ushered
in the eleventh month of undeclared
war between China and Japan.
On the main front in southern
Shantung Province, Japan's modern
army was halted in its tracks for
the second time in six weeks. It had
been forced buck from its furthest
advances in other provinces.
Chinese asserted they still were
gaining slightly in their counter-of-
fensive against the Japanese North of
Pihsien, in the center of the Japanese
They acknowledged, however, that
Japanese artillery again was buttres-
Cir th1.. Anmvnnitirrns At Ta~n-

and Honan provinces because they
have had to drain those fronts of
troops to bolster their main cam:
Neutral observers believe three fac-
tors-China's German military ad-
visers, her Soviet Russian-made air-
planes and China's new spirit of re-
sistance-now seriously threaten
Japan's hopes.
The Japanese defeat at Taierhch-
wang five weeks ago, the worst de-
feat of a modern Japanese army,
brought the first real evidence that
the Chinese were listening to their
German advisers. Further evidence
is the new deadlock in the same area

NLRB Hears Striker Describe
Formation Of 'Company Union'

Armin M. Fillinger, striking Inter-
national Typographical Union mem-;
ber, told the National Labor Relations,
Board in Washington yesterday that
A. J. Wiltse, Ann Arbor Press man-
ager, suggested that he organize the,
Independent Association of Ann Arbor
Press Employees, Inc., so that the
plant could conform to a recent Mich-
igan act governing labor conditions in
ntant riin sttemit ing h sso-

he expected to complete his submis-
sion of testimony on Monday. He
will offer six more witnesses, most
of them discharged Press employees.
Fillinger further charged before
Trial Examiner Frank Bloom that the
management gave him suggestions
for the articles of the Association
and that membership cards were
printed in the plant.

Petitions For Congress
Positions Are Due Today
All petitions for Executive Coun-
cil positions of Congress, independent
men's organization, must be submit-
ted at the Union desk before 5 p.m.
today, it was announced yesterday.
Any independent man may petition
for a seat on the Council. Those po-

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