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May 18, 1938 - Image 2

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Pons, Kostelanetz Name The Day

(ardenas Strives To Create
New Social Order In Mexico

Mexican Rebel General

EDITOR'S NOTE: Momentous things
are happening in Mexico-,you can tell
that by the front page headlines. But
it isn't so easy to tell from the day-to-
day reports the motives of the men who
are making these things happen and the
meaning of it all to the people of
Mexico-and toher outside world as
well., This story will give you clearer
insight into what's going on below the
Rio Grande.
(By Associated Press)
MEXICO CITY-A shawled Mexi-'
can Indian woman, her bare feet ten-
tative on unaccustomed marble floors,
carried two scrawny chickens into
the Palace of Fine Arts here.
That was her contribution toward
payment of the debt President La-
zaro Cardenas incurred for.Mexico'
with expropriation several weeks
earler of 17 British and American oil
companies valued at $400,000,000.
That was her contribution, as.Mex-
icans like to put it, for "economic
The incident, and the phrase, point
up in sharp relief everything Car-
denas has been trying to do for his
country since he took office three
years ago as Mexico's youngest con-
stitutional president.
Steps On foreign Toes
I-I has striven consistently to bring
to reality the precept of the Mexican
revolution "Mexico for Mexicans."
Education of the illiterate Indians,
distribution of land to the landless
and public works are the prime points
in his program to make Mexicans
the masters of their own land.
In carrying that program forward,
he h'as stepped sharply on the toes
of foreign capital.
He has even, some careful observ-
ers say, sacrificed his country's ec-
onomic well being for the achieve-
nent of his social aims.
He has stirred up bitter;oppositioni
As he holds steadily to the course
designed to set Mexico's feet in new
social paths--likely, his enemies say,
to lead the country to economic col-
lapse and Communism-the question
often is asked:
He Is An Indian
"What sort of man is this?"
The best brief answer, perhaps, is
that he is an Indian.
Tarascan blood flows in his veins,
and helps to explain his vigorous
sympathy for Mexico's long oppres-

sed 15,000,000 Indians and mestizos
(people of mixed Spanish and Indian
blood) his forthright attack upon
what he conceives to be the evils of
the old regime, his fatalistic disregard
for consequences, his native shrewd-
ness in meeting political problems.
In the Cardenas Cabinet, only one
man potentially rivals the president's
political power.
He is General Manuel Avila Ca-
macho, minister of war, now the lead-
ing aspirant to the presidency next
elections, whose handling of his still
unannounced campaign thus far has
been as free from technical errors as
has his administration of the armed
He is held to be a balance wheel, a
middle-of-the-roader-and, should
his hope o.f the government party's
presidential candidacy be thwarted,
a possible leader of a potent opposi-
Library 1"' '.oProvide
Checking Service
The budget of the General Library
for *the academic year 1938-39 car-
ries the provision for certain changes
in equipment of the Locker Room on
the first floor opposite the Study Hall,
converting it into a Check Room for
hats, coats and books, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Dr. William W.
Bishop. Librarian.
This Check Room service, for theI
convenience of all those who use the
Library, will be available whenever
the building is open, Dr. Bishop said.
Prof. Chester B, Slawson of the
geology department will address the
University of Michigan Club of Ad-
rian, June 19 on "Academic Counsel-

Child Problem
Group To Meet
Pres. Ruthven To Address
President Ruthven will delive' the
welcoming address in the all-State
conference on juvenile delinquency
which has been called by the De-
linquency Prevention Council of 100
to meet in Ann Arbor at 10 a.m. Fri-
day, June 3.
No definite program has been an-
nounced for the morning, afternoon
and evening sessions. E. S. Guckert,
director of the Flint Institute for
Research and Planning, is in charge
of arrangements.
A tentative list of problems to be
discussed includes: possible changes
in the juvenile probation law, coop-
eration of State and local agencies
in delinquency prevention, organiza-
tion of delinquency prevention coun-
cils in local c mmunities, possible
contributions of lay groups, luncheon
clubs, women's clubs nd other groups
in the delinquency prevntion move-
ment, and the respective roles of the
schools and local physicians in pre-
Case System
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Lily Pons# tiny opera. singer, and Andre Kostelanetz, the orchestra
conductor, shown when they announced the date of their wedding on
her return to New York from Europe. Shortly after Kostelanetz met
Miss Pens at the pier, they announced they would be married "just
before we leave for South America on June 26."
Lost Diviston' Of Loyalsts Holds
Evil ountains' Against Pe'els
BOURG-MADAME, France, on the offensive started rolling ca,1t the 43d
Spanish Frontier, May 17.-(/P)--The reticated steadily with the other gov-
Spanish government's single "Lost Di- ernment forces, falling back 30 miles
vision," hidden in the wastes of the
Maladetta mountains, is checking the northeast to Boltana, anrl then xnov-
insurgent northern army with a cam- ing toward' the French border, 20
paign of guerilla warfare, miles farther north.
This 43rd division, cut off from Early in April, the insurgent ad-
the main government forces but still vance around Maladetta and into the
attacking the enemy, has become a Aran valley of the mid-Ryrenees cut
symbol of heroism to the Spanish re- the 43d division's communications,
public and a thorn in the side of the and the command ordered a retreat
Insurgents. across the mountains into France.
Its virtually impregnable defensesI
lie in the central mass of the Pyrenees Daisy Adr
on the France-Spanish frontier. IGa lassified
The Maladetta-sometimes known
as Los Montes Malditos," or "Evil _ _

General Saturnino Cedillo, lead-
er of the last remaining private
army in Mexico, whose reported
plans to revolt in San Luis Potosi,
mid-Mexican city of 73,000, caused
the city to be surrounded by gov-
ernment troops. Although no up-
rising occurred, the city is still be-
ing tightly guarded.
A post-mortem into the death of
Duane F. Betts, 25-year-old Ypsilan-
ti Normal College student whose body
was discovered in a box-car by Mich-
igan Central freight agent M. J.
Kappler at 11:30 a.m. yesterday, has
been ordered.
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FEATURE STARTS AT 2:00 -4:00 - 7:10 - 9:25 P.M.


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