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In Memoriam,
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Student Senate
Gives Support
To Liberaism
Encourages New, Daily
Members To Continue
Policy Of Predecessors
Library Lighting
Conditions Are Hit
The Student Senate pledged itself
to liberalism last night as it endorsed
progressive policies on several fronts
and unanimously encouraged the new
Daily staff to "continue; the liberal
policies of its predecssors.'"
Other resolutions, passed with
practically no opposition, demanded
further investigation of faulty library
lighting, closer inspection of men's
rooming houses, listing of campus
restaurants found exploiting student
labor and lifting of the arms em-
bago to hit fascist forces in Spain.,
The only hot debate of the evening
centered around the embargo issue as
opponents of the resolution deplored
it as a futile gesture whose only re-
sult would be to prolong the Spanish
struggle, scoring it as a concession
to munitions makers and an antagon-
izing factor in an already precarious
international situation. The resolu-
tion's sponsors backed it as a fair
play measure to give the .Loyalist
forces, sadly under-armed, a "fight-
ing chance" against the Insurgents,
Copies of the resolution will be sent
to President Roosevelt and Secretary
of State Hull.
The Senate adopted a resolution
by Robert Gill, Grad., advocating
University courses in Negro history
and culture. The resolution, designed
to facilitate understanding of domes-
tic racial problems, met with no op-
A committee was appointed to in-
vestigate the eligibility rules of' the
Hopwood Awards Contest with a view
to liberalizing the rules if possible.
Backers of the investigation claimed
that the present requirements of a
"C" scholastic average and enroll-;
ment in a composition course defeat
the competition's avowed purpose of
,. a 'gmpus-wide creative
In an attempt to forestall: a crisis
looming between the Greene Clean-
(Continued on Page 4)
Private Power
Industry Ready
To Create obs
Government Must Restore
Confidence Of Nation' s
Utility Investors First
WASHINGTON, May 17. -(A")-
The private power industry, Philip
H. Gadsden said today, is ready to
give "full cooperation" in ex-
panding plants and creating jobs if
the government will restore confi-
dence to utility investors.
Gadsden, who is chairman of the
Committee of Utility Executives,
testified before the Senate Appropria-
tions Committee in opposition to pro-
visions of the Administiration's $3,-
154,000,000 Relief and Public Works
Bill which, he said, would mean gov-
ernment duplication of private pow-
er facilities.
Gadsden particularly criticized a
provision under which, he said, mu-
nicipalities could ,lease government-

built power plants, repaying 55 per
cent of their cost over a 25-year
period. He said this provision would
be "tantamount to a federal invita-
tion to public agencies to exceed their
legal debt limits."
Prior to Gadsden's testimony, Sen-
ator Vandenberg, (R.,Mich.) offered
a substitute for the Administration
Relief Bill, Scrapping the "pump
priming" features of the Administra-
tion measure, Vandenberg would al-
locate $2,160,000,000 for relief during
the entire fiscal year, compared with
$1,250,000,000 for the first seven
months of the year, as provided in
the Administration measure. Other
items in the Vandenberg Bill would
bring its total to $2,410,000,000.
Marquess Of Bute
ell British Port
CARDIFF, Wales, May 17.-(A")-
Half a city changed hands today when
the immensely wealthy Marquess of
Bute sold part of this world port of
200,000 population for a price under-

Russell Hardie Likes Stage - - But
A iso Eyes RHollywood Lucre'
Actor Prefers Satisfaction esteem and, he hopes, offer him a
Of Lvingtfla Butbig-time contract.
Of Living Theatre But If he were financially independent,
Movies' Gold Beckons however, he would prefer to be con-
By STAN SWINTON nected with the living theatre; Hardie
One of these days Russell Hardie declares. "You don't realize the full
is going back to Hollywood and make value of a part until you've been as-
the industry which gave him "leading sociated with it for several months,"
parts in punk pictures and small parts he says, "Yet in movies you see your-
in good pictures"pay off in big money. self in the completed picture and
Take it fro t the handsome leading know you can improve your perform-
man whom critics credit with stealing ance u t's in the can.'
the show in "The Ghost of Yankee Turning to the present condition
Doodle," playing upon the boards is of the American stage, Hardie be-
preferable to having your image im- li til theatres, PA theatre
printed on canned celluloid-but ma- and little theatre groups have com-1
terial factors make the Coast a prom- bined to make the nation "theatre
ised land. That's why he's sticking conscious." At the same time, the
to the stage at the present time al- I actor is convinced, the public has

though he is "reasonably sure" he
could go back to Hollywood and work
steadily. Producers, figuring the
value of their actors by the ratio of
how far away they have to go to
hire them, would keep the Hardie
name from hitting the heights. But

been so educated that it will no longer
patronize the inferior type of show
which caused the downfall of the
For the college actor the theatre
will prove to be a "tough racket"
with ultimate success likely to be due

if he gets a good part in a smash to luck, according to Hardie, who
Broadway production, the film firms made his first hit in "The Criminal
will hold his ability in much higher Code."

Roosevelt Signs
Bill On 10-Year
Twelve Millions Requested
As Initial Appropriation
In BuildingProgram
President Roosevelt signed today the
bill authorizing a $1,090,656,000 ex-
pansion of the navy during the next
ten years..
The administration measure carried
no futids, but the Navy Department
has recommended an immediate ap-
propriation of about $12,000,000 to
start the program which eventually
will increase total naval tonnage by
20 per cent.
Supplementing construction pro-
vided in the regular appropiation of
$546,000,000 for the navy during the
next fiscal yar t hebill signed today
authorizes building of 46 new fight-
ing ships, 26 auxiliaries and 950 air-
Three more battleships, two air-
craft carriers and a $3,000,000 dirig-
ible are included in the authorization.
President Roosevelt actively sup-
ported the Bill through his support-
ers in the House and in the Senate.
The new expansion of the navy was
first approved by an overwhelming
majority in the House and then went
to the Senate where it was passed
May 3 with a 2 to 1 endorsement.
Followers of collective security have
opposed the new Naval Bill vocifer-
ously. Sen. Gerald P. Nye (Rep.,
N.D.) contended that the bill were un-'
necessary because there was no
"groups of foes" that could "even
threaten an encroachment on our
'Ensian Enters
National Press
Annual Cont est
Little did the weary seniors who
stood in long lines yesterday to get
their Michiganensians realize. that
their dollars were buying a potential
"first" among American college year-
For the 42nd 'Ensian in the Uni-
vei'ity's history is to be entered soon
in the National Scholastic Press As-
sociation's nation-wide contest for
American college yearbooks, accord-
ing to Irving A. Mathews, '38, last
year's business manager. Whether
or not the 'Ensian is a "first" will
be known some time during the
summer, he said
The 50-odd salesmen who yesterday
swarmed the campus selling the 'En-
sian managed to distribute about 400
copies, but there still are, according
to Mathews, a limited number for
general sale on campus and in all
book stores at the regular price of $5.
Distribution of the books will be
continued for the rest of the week at
the Student Publications Building on
Maynard Street and on the diagonal.
Students holding subscriptions are
advised to call for their 'Ensians at
the Publications Building from 10
a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to
4:30 p.m. The general sale will be
on the diagonal from 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. daily.

Japanese Take
Siege Positions
Before Suchow
Report Infantry Columns
Only Five Miles From
Important Rail Center
SHANGHAI, May 18.-(Wednes-
day) --(P) -- Japanese infantrymen
moved into position today to storm
toe walls of shell-battered Suchow,
heart of newly-unified China's resist-
ance to the Rising Sun invasion.
Two columns of Japanese infantry
were reported only five miles west
and south of the strategic railway
junction, ready to advance as soon
as artillery fire breached its defenses.
From low mountains to the south-
west, big guns hammered walls of
the besieged city which was the base
of the Chinese army of 400,000 de-
fending the vital east central front.
Casualties among Chinese troops
crowding the city were believed to
have been heavy.
Japanese declared their air bombs,
shells and tanks were pounding Chi-
nese into a state of "pitiful confu-
sion." Japanese warplanes were said
to be machine-gunning fleeing Chi-
nese, who broke up into small detach-
ments to slip through Japanese units
virtually encircling the area.
Swados Shows Clerk
That Swados Wrote It
"The Amateurs," a short story by
Harvy B. Swados, '40, appears in the
newly published "Best Short Stories
of 1938," edited by Edward J. O'Brien.
It originally saw print in 1936 in
'Contemporary," now defunct campus
Literary quarterly.
When Swados dropped into a State
Street book-store and asked to see a
copy of the volume, the clerk obliged.
Proudly pointing to his work in the
table of contents, Swados declared,
"You should congratulate me; I wrote
that story."
The unbelieving employe smiled
cynically and said, "Prove it." Swados
showed identification and the clerk
was so surprised she told most of the
later visitors to the store about the
, "Pro Arte," by Allan Seager, form-
er instructor here, also appears in the

Nine Feared
Dead Aboard
Lost Airliner
Five Hundred Men Comb
Sierra Madre Mountains
For Clue Of Transport
Heavy Fog Stalls
.Search From Air
LOS ANGELES, May 17.-(AP)-
Seven adults and two children were
feared dead tonight in a giant sky-
liner which vanished barely outside
the city in a fog so dense that it
blocked land and air searchers.
Five hundred men unsuccessfully
hunted in the Sierra Madre Moun-
tains less than 50 miles from here for
the lost Lockheed Electra plane
which had been labeled "The world's
fastest commercial airliner," capable
of 250 miles an hour. The $80,000
ship was not on a regular flight but
was being "ferried" to St. Paul via
Las Vegas, Nev., to be delivered to
Northwest Airlines.
Air Search Useless
Aerial search was useless because
the fog extended upward 5,000 feet
from the floors of the mountain can-
The plane was unreported since 2
p.m. P.S.T. yesterday. Searchers
believed the ship crashed before
reaching Daggett where it was to
pick up the radio beam and proceed
to Las Vegas.
The pilot's route over the Sierra
Madre Range was a relative "short
cut." Regular commercial flights
skirt the edgerusing radio beam the
entire distance.
May Have Descended
Some aviators theorized that the
pilot might have descended through
the clouds to check his course by
landmarks and have smashed against
a peak.
The area in which the plane was
last reported was the scene of two
transport crashes that killed 18 per-
sons, within a 16-day period only 14
months ago. Thirteen were killed
near Saugus, Dec. 27, 1936, on United
Air Lines, San F'rancisco-Los Angeles
Mexico Moves
To Curb Cedillo
Agrarian Leader's State
Warned By Troops
MEXICO CITY, May 17.-()-The
Defense Ministry announced today
that the 19th battalion of the army
had been sent to the State of San
Luis Potosi, stronghold of General
Saturnino Cedillo, agrarianleader
and bitter political foe of President
Lazaro Cardenas.
Rumors of brewing trouble in the
strategic state have, been current for
several days, although the Defense
Ministry, in announcing the troop
movements, -added its denial to that
of the President that anything un-
toward was happening there.
The announcement said the 19th
battalion would relieve the 38th sta-
tioned at San Luis, the capital, and
that the 39th would be used to rein-
force garrisons throughout the state.
ATLANTA, May 17.-(P)-Recov-
ery of four more bodies from the
ruins of the fire-swept Terminal

Hotel brought the known death list
tonight to 30.1

Sprority Cheering Sections
Will Support Favorites;
Bleachers To Seat 2,500
Twenty-one fraternities, singing as
they march in one group to the main
library, will compete in the fourth
annual'interfraternity sing tonight at
7 p.m.
Each house will give a rendition of
its favorite song in competition for
three trophies awarded by the In-
terfraternity Council. Further awards
will be given to the sorority support-
ing the winning house and the one
with most nearly 100 per cent attend-
ance. This is the first year sororities
have participated in the sing. Their
part as "cheering sections" for each
fraternity has been whole-heartedly
approved by the Panhellenic Assoia-
tion, it was said.
Bleachers to accommodate 2,500
people will be set up and'a public ad-
dress system arranged. Should rain
threaten the sing will be post-
poned until tomorrow at the same
time. In such case all fraternities
and sororities will be notified by 5


Alliance Seeks
Mastery Of Air,
England Will Try To Have
3,500 Planes By 1940;
France To Have 2,800
LONDON, May 17.-(P)-New men
and new money have quickened the
pace of the French-British military+
alliance's drive for European air mas-
New men have taken control of
Britain's air forces. New money for
guns and planes has poured from the1
pockets of thousands of Frenchmen.
British air armament expansion has
been geared to the goal of nearly 3,-'
500 first line planes by 1940. France
hopes to have 2,800 by that time.
In this way the Democratic en-
tente hopes to match phenomenal.
German plane production which
British members of Parliament have
estimated will give Adolf Hitler up-
wards of 6,000 planes in another year.;
Lord Weir, unofficial advisor on
aircraft to the British Government;
since 1935, today followed Viscount
Swinton, resigned Air Secretary, out,
of Britain's buffeted Air Council.
Sir Kingsley Wood, the "five-foot+
live wire" who stepped into Lord
Swinton's shoes yesterday, started
slashing through official red tape to
put plane-making in Britain on a real
producing basis.,r
McCallum Hits
U.S. Dictation

Fourth Annual Fraternity Sing
Will Be Held Tonight At Library

p.m., Bud Lundahl, '38, president of
the Interfraternity Council said last
nigh .
The judges will be Walter Staebler,
Prof. Arthur Hackett andProf. David
Mattern of the School of Music. Last
year the winners were Acacia, Sigma
Chi, and Beta Theta Pi.
The program will be as follows:
Alpha Sigma Chi, Within the Mystic
Circle; Phi Kappa Tau, The Fireside
Song; Alpha Tau Omega, Dream Girl
of ATO; Phi Sigma Kappa, Phi Sig
Moonlight Girl; Kappa Sigma, Boys,
I've Found a Man; Sigma Phi, Rise,
Ye Loyal Sons; Phi Gamma Delta,
Jubilante; Hermitage, Fill Your
Tankards; Chi Phi, Drink a Health
to Dear Ann Arbor; Theta Chi, Theta
Chi Rouser; Acacia, Here's To Acacia;
Beta Theta Pi, The Loving Cup; Delta
Kappa Epsilon, Come Brothers, Raise
a Song; Alpha Kappa Lambda, Fill
Your Tankards; Sigma Alpha Epsilon,
Violets; Theta Delta Chi, Stars
Ablaze; Sigma Chi, Sweetheart of
Sigma Chi; Pi Lambda Phi, Kally
Laddien; Psi Upsilon, Serenade; Chi
Psi, Chi Psi Marching Song; Delta
Upsilon, The D U Sweetheart Song..
Ypsi Avenges
Earlier Defeat
With 5-4 Win-





Wolverine Batterd Collect
Ten Hits; Loose Fielding
Responsible' For Defeat
Michigan Normal's baseball team
avenged an earlier defeat, when they
took advantage of four Michigan er-
rors, in addition to several other
lapses in the field and on the base-
paths, to eke out a 5-4 victory over
the Wolverines, yesterday afternoon
at Ferry Field.
In losing, the Wolverines proved
once more that Martin "Rube" Zach-
ar, Ypsi's ace pitcher, was no puzzle
to them. The' Fishermen combed
the Rube's offerings for 10 bingles,
with each of the regulars but Don
Brewer sharing the total.
Big Ed Andronik, who started on
the mound for the Wolverines, hurled
a much better game than the box
score indicates. Ed allowed six hits
in his seven inning tenure, but his
support was faulty from the start. At
least two of the Huron bingles were
of the doubtful variety, caused by
mix-ups among the Michigan field-
Sophomore Jack Barry succeeded
Ed on the mound, but the standard
of Michigan fielding went from bad
to worse, and, young Jack was charged
with the defeat.
The trouble all started in the first
inning, when Augie DeFroscia and
Jim Walsh, the first two Ypsi batters,
reached first on muffs by Elmer
Gedeon and Pete Lisagor. Both scored
on Fran Scripter's sharp single.
Michigan, thanks to some fine base
running by little Charley Pink, gained
back one of these runs in their turn
at bat. Charley beat out an infield
hit, stole second, advanced to third
on Brewer's sacrifice and counted on
'Butch' Kremer's long fly.
More trouble came along with the
Ypsi fifth. Jim Walsh, first up, poled
a long fly to right, but Danny Smick
and Lisagor, duplicated their Al-
phonse-Gaston performance of the
first Normal game, and Jim pulled
(ContUiued on Page 3)
Hodge Announces
New Gargoyle Staff
"Next year's Gargoyle will include
a picture section, be larger and, of
course, funnier," Max Hodge, '39,
newly appointed editor, declared yes-
terday in announcing his staff ap-
Women's editor for the 1938-39
magazine will be Carolyn Ross, '39.
Members of the editorial board will
be James Hollinshead, '39, K. Conrad
August, '39, Marcia ' Connell, '39,
Hodge and Miss Ross.
Junior appointments include Al
Williams, Richard Humphreys, Jane
Nussbaum, Stan Swinton, Jean
Smith and Ellis Wunsch. Seniors to
hold minor staff positions are Al Ev-
ans, '39, Jack Sullivan, '39, Lorraine
Mantler, '39 and Marjorie Barowsky,
ROTC Gives Commissions
To 70 Senior Officers
Seventy outoing seniors, members

Primary Vote
SeeskCIO Men
Gov. Earle Gets Long Lead
Over Lewis Candidate In
Race For Senate Post
New Deal Factions
Draw Many Voters
Candidates supported by CIO leader
John L. Lewis fell behind in early
returns tonight from Pennsylvania
primary voting that climaxed a bitter
factional row which split the state's
New Deal Forces.
Early returns also showed Gifford
Pinchot, seeking the Republican gu-
bernatorial nomination a third time
at 72, 'lagging behind Arthur H.
James, Superior Court judge.
Jones Forges Ahead
In the Democratic gubernatorial
fight, Pittsburgh's ,Charles Alvir
Jones, backed by the Democratic state
committee, led CIO-supported Tho-
mas Kennedy by 66,708 to 47,215 on
the basis of returns frorn 715 of Penn-
sylvania's 8,075 election districts.-In-
dependent Charles J. M~argiotti had
Gov. George H. Earle, running , n
the state committee ticket with Jones,
jumped into a long lead--80,691 to
26,276 in 663 precincts-over Mayor
S. Davis Wilson of Philadelphia who
ran on the Kennedy slate.
Returns from 929 districts gave
Judge James 117,638 ito 76,190 for
former Gov. Pinchot.
Davis Assumes Lead
Silver-haired Sen. James J. (Pud-
dler Jim) Davis, after trailing State
Sen. G. Mason Owlett on first reports
for the Republican Senatorial nomin-
ation, moved into a slight lead with
668 districts heard from. The count:
Davis 64,516; Owlett 54,543.
'More than 200 of the ditricts re-
ported early were in Philadelphia, the
state's first city. Less than 100 of
them were in the almost equally pop-
ulous Allegheny' County which in-
cludes industrial Pittsburgh.
Heavy voting at a late hour contrib-
uted to confusion that led to some
delay in counting in bg districts after
a day that brought out charges of
irregularity in Philadelphia.
Peace Movies
Shown Today
Films Illustrate Lecture
By Dr. Onderdonk
Under the auspices of the United
Peace Committee, Dr. Frances S. On-
derdonk of Ann Arbor will lecture
and present silent and talking pic-
tures on the wars in China, Spain and
Ethiopia, at 4:15 p.m. today in Na-
tural Science Auditorium. The il-
lustrated talk is being held in con-
junction with International Goodwill
Day which commemorates the con-
vening of the First Hague Peace Con-
ference, May 18, 1899.
Dr. Onderdonk, who owns the only
Peace Films Library in the country,
will first show the talking film on
China, "Thunder Over the Orient,"
which deals with the primitive cor-
ditions among Chinse peasants. It
also includes scenes of the bombing
of the Cathay Hotel in Shanghai and
the attack on Nanking, -1

A film called "Spain's Civil War,"
dealing with the Rebel-Loyalist
struggle, will be shown next.
The program will conclude with a
March of Time talking picture of
Mussolini and Ethiopia and a silent
picture depicting the workings of the
League of Nations. Three .of the 40
disputes which have been settled suc-
cessfully by the League will be dealt
with specifically.
Prof. Mickle Addresses
SAE; Officers Elected
Prof. Frank A. Mickle of the en-
gineering college spoke before the
local chapter of the Society of Auto-
motive Engineers at the Union last
night on the subject of "The Use of
Shock Absorbers on Streamlined
The chapter elected Fritz Bridges,
'39E, chairman for the coming year.
Other officers are Clare MacKichan,
'38E, chairman of the program com-
mittee; Foster Gaylord, '39E, chair-
man of the membership committee;
T-nh ahurae '3 E nne 'Ewards

'Floyd's Boys' To Solicit Funds.
Saturday For Underprivileged

Speaking before 122 newly-initiated
members of Phi Kappa Phi, honorary
fraternity, last night at the initiation
banquet held in the Union ballroom,
Senator George P. McCallum, Sr., at-
tacked what he called Federal dicta-'
tion in the Michigan legislature.
The Senator told of bills which he
declared were sent to the legislature
directly from Washington. One of
these, he said, was House Bill No. 51,3
dealing with state rural electrifica-
tion and cooperatives.
On the strength of provisions in this
bill, Senator McCallum said, three
men went to the Detroit Edison Com-
pany and demanded large loans on
their personal notes. He scored the
bill for giving too much power to a
three-man board of directors, which
he said had power to set up banking
institutions under the provisions of
the act.
Another bill which was also sent
(Continued on Page 6)
Glee Club Officers
Named At Banquet
Officers of the Men's Glee Club
for the coming year were announced
at the Club's Installation Banquet
last night. They are: John W. Col-
lins, president; Carl A. Viehe, man-
ager; Hugh 0. Roberts, vice-presi-
dent; Harley O. Spencer, secretary
and Robert Nelson, treasurer.
Toastmaster at the banquet was
Paul Yergens. retiring president.

You will meet him Saturday as you
drift Parrotward for a coke after that
10 o'clock lecture-a smiling little
fellow whose freckled face and unruly,
red hair under a green pot will mark
him as one of "Uncle Floyd's boys."
He will have a coin box in his hands,
and if you want to quaff that coke
without a guilty feeling, you will buy
a tag from him, for Saturday is
Starr Commonwealth Tag Day in Ann
Twenty-five years ago on an Albion
hilltop, Floyd Starr, an Albion Col-
lege graduate fired with an ideal, in-
vested a slender parsimony in a
home for friendless boys. Since that
day thousands of underprivileged
street 'waifs have entered the Starr'
Commonwealth and have later left it

university counsellor for foreign stu-
dents and a trustee of Starr Com-
monwealth, said yesterday.
"The policemen, firemen, postmen,
newspapermen', doctors, lawyers, en-
gineers, mechanics, farmers, electri-
cians-and college students-who
have proved so conclusively Floyd
Starr's faith in the normal boy, typify
the nation's finest potential. Among
them is a militant Americanism, a
sturdy, God-fearing, self-respecting
valuation of the privileges that attach
to 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness,'" professor Nelson said.
"The broad American Common-
wealth has urgent need of 'Uncle
Floyd's boys. They and their splendid
kind constitute the nation's most sub-
stantial hope for the preservation of

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