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The Weather
i Fresh to strong winds; loudy
to partly cloudy today, preceded
by rain.


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On Tear Gas Bombs
And Things .. .
Funds For The
La Follette Committee .. .


VOL.,XLVIII. No. 170




Grid Receipts
Tax Is Upheld
Tribunal Terms Football
A Business And Permits
Yearly $1,000,000Levy
Employes Of States
Also FacePay Tax
WASHINGTON, May 23.-(P)-~
Income tax exemptions enjoyed bfy
an army of public officeholders can
now be abolished swiftly, officials said
tonight after the Supreme Court up-
held the treasury in two major tax
The high tribunal decided that the
Federal Government's taxing power
extends into the pockets of those who
iwork for the New York Port Authority
and those 'Who pay to see athletic
events at state universities.
Though the latter case confirmed
the legality of some $1,000,000 in ad-
miissions taxes collected yearly, the
Port Authority Case was considered
Football is a business,.the Su-
preme Court said yesterday in a
decision that dealt a blow to
sentimental notions 9fa the old
grad wpndnicked the fans for some
$1,000,000 a year.
People who have followed the
gridiron fortunes of the Wolver-
ines the past few years will re-
member that on the back of their
tickets was carried a legend say-
ing that a per cent of their ad-
mission fee had been put aside-
and that unless it was ruled that
this per cent had to be paid in the
form of a tax, it would be refund-
ed. The decision of the Court
yesterday indicated that there
would never be a refund.
the more far-reaching. The Author-
ity was set up by New York and New
Jersey to operate bridges and tun-
nels between the two states,; and the
states hpd argued that taxation of
the income of its employes would be
an unconstitutional burden on the
"torumentality of a state.
At present federal salaries are ex-
empt from 8tate tax, and vice versa.
Some experts have argued that a
constitutional amendment would be
necessary to change this situation,
but Roswell Magill, undersecretary of
State, expressed belief that a simple
law by Congress would accomplish
the end. He hailed the Port Authority
decision as "probably one of the great
decisions of the past decade."
Seek. To Alter
PWA Fia ices
Loans For Public Power
WASHINGTON, May 23.-W')-
Senate leaders undertook today to
alter a drastic restriction on PWA fi-
nazicing of public utilities, which was
placed in the administration's $3,-
247,000,000 lending-spending bill by
the Senate Appropriations Commit-
tee. -
The restrictive provision is that
the Public Works Administration
shall make no loans for public sys-
tems which would compete with pri-
vate plants whose rates are regulated.
Senator Barkley of Kentucky, the

Democratic leader, told reporters he
intended to offer a compromise which
would permit PWA loans if the inter-
ested private utility rejected a "fair"
offer from a municipality or other
agency for the purchase of its plant.
Under Barkley's proposal, Secretary
of the Interior Ickes, the PWA admin-
istrator, would determine finally whe-
ther the purchase constituted a fair
and bona fide offer.
Notwithstanding Barkley's state-
bient, Senator Schwellenbach (Dean.,
Wash.), an administration supporter,
said proponents of publicly-owned
utilities would decline to accept any
compromise and would seek elimina-
tion of the restrictive amendment.
Faculty Club Holds
Last Meeting 'rioday
The Romance Club, a faculty or-
ganization of the Department of Ro-
mance Languages, will hold its last
meeting of the year at 4:10 p.m. today
in Room 108 Romance Language
Thii1,oi,.Prof .E. A. Mercado of the

City Council Ordinance Bans
'Esquire,' 'Ken' And 26 Others,

Unprecedented Act Calls
Magazines 'Salaciou.s';
Firms May Take Action
"Esquire," "Ken" and 26 other!
magazines were termed "salacious"
and banned from local newsstands
yesterday by the city council ordi-
nance committee in an action un-
precedented in Ann Arbor's history,
Late yesterday it was not yet known
whether the publishing companies
concerned would take the matter into
A rising tide of complaints moti-
vated the ban, according to Prof.
Leigh J. Young of the Forestry school,
president of the city council.
The banned periodicals not already
mentioned include "Film Fun,"
"Thrilling Love," "Thrilling Confes-
sions," "Breezy Stories," "Eye Open-
er," "Snappy," "Spicy Adventure,"
"Spicy Detective," "Spicy Mystery,"
"Spicy Western," "Lulu," "Paris
Nights," "Scarlet Confession," "Bed-
time Stories," "Gay Broadway," "Gay
Paree," "La Paree," "Pep," "Screen
Fun," "Stocking Parade," "Silk Stock-
ing Stories," "Gay Book," "Reel Hu-
mor," "Tattle Tales" and "High
The ordinance provision under
which the action was taken prohibits

the printing, publishing, selling, of-
fering for sale, circulating £or distrib-
uting of any book, pamphlet, ballad,
printed paper or other written or
printed article containing "obscene,
indecent or scandalous language or
obscene picture, photograph, drawing,
engraving, print, figure or descrip-
tion, or articles or advertisements of
a scandalous, indecent or immoral
City officials who could be reached
for comment approved of the ban.
"I'm in favor of it-that sort of
trash shouldberclosed up," Professor
Young declared. He said there was
"some question" whether the action
should have included "Ken" and "Es-
quire" although "none of them are
of a very high grade."
Mayor Walter C. Sadler, professor
in the engineering college, said that
while he was not informed as to
which magazines were concerned the
"stuff that is rotten should go off the
Newsdealers who could be reached
did not mind the ban upon sex mag-
azines but questioned the action inso-
far as the two David Smart publica-
tions were concerned.
Police announced that any of the
28 magazines discovered on news-
stands or in stores or for sale else-
teontinued on Page 2,

Student Senate
To Elect New
Must Maintain A Majority
Of Senators 'To Retain
Office Throughout Year
A new president will be elected to'
replace Tuure Tenander, '38, who re-
signed upon his departure for Europe
last week, at the final meeting of the
Student Senate this semester at 7:30
p.m. today at the League.
The president who will be chosen
will hold office as long as he can com-
mand the support of a majority of the
senators. Failing to muster a vote of
confidence on any one measure will
mean the end of the president's term.
The proposal to establish commis-
sions with representatives from stu-
dent and faculty groups rather than
Senate-restricted committees to con-
sider problems of broad campus prob-
lems will be considered.
A short hearing will be conducted
at the start of the meeting to deter-
mine the nature of charges that the
construction of a new wing by the
Greene cleaners is being done by non-
union labor. Representatives from
both sides will be heard.
Saul H. Kleiman, '39E has been
designated by ex-president Tenander
to fill his vacated seat on the Sen-
ate. Other graduating members will
also name replacements to hold office
until the next Senate elections early
in October.
winvugou19 Drew
2,000 People
H>re Sunday
While the sonorous tones of the
carillon thimed "Loch Lomond," more
than 400 sombre-faced seniors began
their Swingout at 4 p.m. Sunday,
while a crowd estimated at 2,000
watched the ceremony, and amateur
photographers, both in the march
and out, took countless snapshots and
moving pictures.
The white-uniformed nurses, wear-
ing orange-lined capes, contrasted
sharply with the black caps and gowns
of the literary seniors and added to
the colorful spectacle. Different col-
ored tassels distinguished the differ-
ent schools, graduates wore white
collars, and seven engineers carried
a ten-foot slide rule.
The procession headed for the en-
gineering arch as the University Band,
leading the way, struck up "The Vic-
tors." The parade led down South
IUniversity Ave., down State Street
and into Hill Auditorium.
In the Auditorium the seniors
heard Hugh Rader, '38, master of
ceremonies and Prof. Louis A. Hop-
kins, director of the Summer Session.
Schroeder A Candidate
For Lieutenant Governor'
LANSING, May 23.-OP)-Speaker
George A. Schroeder of the House of
Representatives announced his candi-
I dacy for the Democratic nomination
4 - ..4n V 'ri n. 'f tn T n n

Adult Education
Institute Begins
Session Today,
Dr. C. A. Fisher To Give
Opening Address; Series
Will Be H eld In Union
The Sixth Annual Institute of Adult
Education, sponsored by the Exten-
sion Service of the University in co-
operation with the Michigan Federa-
tion of Women's Clubs will open a
five-day series of programs today at
the Union.
The program for today, beginning
with registration at 9 a.m. will be
the series on education. Dr. Charles
A. Fisher, director of the University
Extension Service, will give the open-
ing address. He will be followed by
Prof. Raleigh Schorling of the School
of Education who will speak on "Edu-
cation in Nazi Germany."
Mrs. Julio del ;Toro, president of
the Washtenaw County Federation of
Women's Clubs, will preside at the
luncheon which will be held at 12 a.m.
in the Union. Mr. Sears McLean of
Holland, Mich., will give his impres-
sions of Mexico.
Prof. Howard Y. McClusky of the
School of Education will speak on
"The Religious Outlook and the Edu-
cation of Youth at 2 p.m. to be fol-
lowed by Mowat G. Fraser, also of
the education school, talking on
"Organized Opposition to Democracy
in American Education."
Mrs. M. R. Keyworth, wife of the
late Maurice R. Keyworth, superin-
tendent of public instruction, will pre-
side at an informal dinner to be held
at 6:30 p.m. in the Union. Professor
McClusky will lead a discussion. on
the "Education Series." Mrs. Key-
worth is president of the Michigan
Federation of Women's Clubs.

Mexican Labor
Seeks To Help
Rout Fascists
Government Men Report
Locating Staff Quarters
Of Insurgent General
Cedillo May Try To
Escape To Border
MEXICO CITY, May 23.-(A3)-
Leaders of 1,000,000 Mexican workers
tonight considered asking President
Lazaro Cardenas to arm them to help
fight what they termed "the fascist
rebellion" in the state of San Luis
The executive committee of the
Mexican Workers Confederation
called a meeting to discuss the situa-
tion, many favoring asking the gov-
ernment to arm labor for actual fight-
Out in San Luis Potosi, capital of
the state in which federal troops are
fighting followers of Saturnino Cedil-
lo, an authoritative source said th
government forces had located the
camp of the powerful agrarian leader.
They were reported to have found
it at Montebello, about eight miles
northwest of Ciudad Maiz and about
the same distance east of Las Pa-
lomas, Cedillo's vast ranch in western
San Luis Potosi.
The government was said also to
have intercepted message from Ce-
dillos portable radio set indicating he
would attempt to make his way north-
ward into the state of' Tamaulipas
and possibly try to flee to the United
A nephew of the hunted Cedillo,
Hipolito Cedillo, was killed Friday
in a clash in which he and 11 follow-
ers fought federal troops near La-
zunita, in the southwestern part of
the state, the defense ministry an-
nounced today.
The ministry said the slain man
headed arebel band of 150 men, the
group coming to. battle with the -35th
cavalry regiment.
Dispatches from the revolt front
late today said the situation rapidly
was becoming normal, with federal
troop controlng nost polpts of stra-
tegic importance. It was stated they
were not meeting resistance in the
mountain villages through which they
marched in seeking to rout Cedillistas
who took to the hills.
Attacks Begin
Anew In Spain
Opposing Armies Gain
On Three Fronts
HENDAYE, France (At the Span-
ish Frontier), May 23.-P)-Battle-
fronts in widespread sectors of Spain
sprang to life today after a period of
inaction imposed by bad weather.
Insurgents attacked in central and
southwestern zones while the Gov-
ernment struck in the northeast.
The Government offensive, against
Insurgent lines in Catalonia, encoun-
tered heavy resistance and no further
gains were reported after the attack-
ers said they had forced a gap in en-
emy positions between Balaguer and
Tremp, 80 miles northwest of Bar-
Insurgents replied with assaults on
the Somosierra front, 50 miles north

of Madrid, where they attacked along
the border between Madrid aid
Guadalajara provinces, and on the
Estremadura front in the southwest.
Slight gains were reported as they
pushed along the border between Ba-'
dajoz and Caceres provinces in a
zone about 140 miles southwest of

Premier Hodza Meets Henlein
To Seek Possible Czech Peace
. ..H U NG ARY
This map shows where a war crisis developed along the Czechoslova-
kian-German border when troops of both nations were concentrated
there following the killing of two Sudeten Germans in disorders on the
eve of municipal elections. While the elections"were calm, the tense
situation was made worse by warnings from France and Great Britain to
Chancellor Hitler. Should Germany enter the country observers believe
it would be through the comparatively unfortified frontier bordering
what formerly was Austria, Pilsen is the site of the huge Skoda muni-
tions works. Karlovy Vary is a Nazi stronghold.'
Preliminary Conference Brightens The Prospects For
An Early And Amicable Settlement Between
Government Leader And Sudeten German

Campus Vote
Today Will Fill
L fo
18 Positions;
Publications And Athletics
Boards, Men's Council,
Union Offer Openings
Announce Election
Results Tomorrow

PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, May 23.
-(.P)-Premier Milan Hodza and his
political enemy, Konrad Henlein, met
tonight to thresh out differences
which threatened war.
It was only a preliminary confer-
ence between the government leader
and the head of Czechoslovakia's mi-
nority of 3,500,000 Germans but it
had the immediate effect of brighten-
ing prospects for ,peace.
After a more than two hours of
talks, the Sudeten German party is-
sued an announcement Henlein had
conferred at the palace, "following
Premier Hodza's Invitation."
"This marks the beginning of in-
formative talks with the Premier
which are to serve as a clarification
of the political situation," the state-
ment said.
The outspoken, be-spectacled Hen-
lein returned to the capital by air-
plane late today. He was understood
to have come from Vienna and, pre-
sumably, conferences with German
Nazi leaders.
Henlein, as pro-Nazi leader of the
Sudeten Germans, has demanded ful-
fillment of an eight-point autonomy
program, advanced in a fighting
speech April 24 after Germany ab-
sorbed Austria and her. Chancellor
Adolf Hitler announced intention to
protect German minorities, every-
The Czechoslovak government last
Chinese Strive
To Form Lines

week completed its minorities statute,
details of which-have not been made
On Saturday disorders were capped,
yith the killing of two Henleinists by
Czechoslovak border guards, the-rush-
ing of troops to the long Czechoslo-
vak-German border and Europe-wide
fears a war might be in the making.
W age-Hour Bil
Be f ore House;l-
Predict Passage

Germany Withdraws
Of Advisors, Arms


Ens ian

1 sino S tilc

Appointments to the business staff
of the 1939 Michiganensian were an-
nounced yesterday by Charles Ket-
tier, '39E, business manager.
Charlene Vallet, '39, women's busi-
ness manager; Mitchell Mandeberg,
40, sales manager; Al Conrath, '40E,
advertising manager; John Hulbert,
'40, organiaztions manager; and
Richard Waterman, '40, accounts

Years Of Study Reach Maturity
'b A l ']S *oil Of Ti)iorn

SHANGHAI, May 23.-(IP(-)-China's
legions strove today to reform their
shattered ranks on the central war
front while their cause received a
major setback in the reported with-
drawal of German brains and muni-
tions from the fight against .Japan.
Hankow advices that Chinese forces
had escaped from a Japanese circle
around fallen Suchow were dimmed
fly an official communique which said
Germany had ordered home General
Alexander von Falkenhausen and his
staff of 40-odd advisers to Generalis-
sirno Chiang Kai-Shek.
Authoritative sources asserted Ger-
many served notice she was suspend-
ing shipments of arms and munitions
to China. This would mean loss of
one of China's greatest sources of war
General Li Tsung-Jen, commander
of the defeated Chinese forces at Su-
chow, reported after a two-day si-
lence that his troops had withdrawn,
from Suchow.
Student Tries Taming
Snake In The Grass
Julius Rockwell, Jr., '40, learned
that playing with rattlesnakes is un-
wise Sunday when he was bitten in
the finger by one. He is still in the
Health Service although his injury is
not serious.
Rockwell was bicycling outside of

Proponents Demonstrate
Strength' In Wresting.
Bill From Committee
WASHINGTON, May 23.-(AP)-Ther
Wage-Hour Bill, patched and bat-
tered but obviously supported more,
strongly than ever, came before the
House again today and even its most
determined Southern opponents con-
ceded ruefully that this time it would
Quickly the measure's proponents
demonstrated their strength with a
vote of 322 to 73 to wrest the measure
from the hostile Rules Committee and
proceed to its consideration. Gleefully
they noted that 40 members who had
voted against them on that issue last
December were with them today.
For this victory, they credited the
many changes made in the measure
since December, and principally the
removal of a differential under which
minimum wages would have been low-
er in the South than in the North.
Eastern and New England Republi-
cans, frankly foreseeingncompetitive
advantages for their industries in
identical wages for North and South,
flocked to the bill's support in today's
ballotting. ,
Eight southerners who opposed tak-
ing up the bill in December voted for
that course today, despite the removal
of the North-South differential. Many
House members were at a loss to ac-
count for their shift, but some sug-
gested it might have been influenced
by the victories of Senator Pepper
and Senator Hill in Florida and Ala-
bama primaries, in which the bill was
an issue.
Sigma Rho Tau's
Cooley Cane To Go
To Leading Senior
The historic Cooley cane, made
from one of the cedar posts that stood
near the present site of the Denison
archway during the last century, will
be awarded to the outstanding senior
engineering student at the annual
Tung Oil banquet sponsored by Sigma
Rho Tau at 6:30 p.m. today in the
The principal speaker at the ban-
quet will be S. M. Dean, president of
the Detroit Edison Company, who re-
placed Col. A. S. Douglas as speaker
because of the latter's illness.
A special radio dramatization of

Forty-eight students will vie for 18
positions on the Board in Control of
Student Publications, the Board in
Control of Athletics, the Men's Coun-
cil and the vice-presidencies of the
Union in the all-campus election to
be held from 3 to 5 p.m. today.
The voting rooms are: literary col-
lege, 231 Angell Hall; engineering
college, 223 West Engineering Build-
ing; architectural college, 246,Archi-
tecture Building; Medical School,
front hall of the West Medical Build-
ing; Law School, north or west cor-
ridor of Hutchins Hall; forestry
school, 2042 Natural Science Build-
ing; business administration, 110
Tappan Hall; dentistry and phar-
macy, 300 Chemistry Building; edu-
cation, 2431 elemeitary school. The
voting for the School of Music will
be posted on the bulletin board there
The most-strongly contested offices
will b:e those on the Board in Control
of Student Publications, with 11 stu-
dents running for three positions. The
candidates are: Roy Sizemore, '39-
F&C, George S. Quick, '38, Robert
Kahn, '39, Bruce Campbell, '39, Phil
Clark, '39, Richard Knowe, '39E, Ber-
nard Schweid, '39, Edward Macal, '39,
Charles Jacobson, '39E, Kevin Hepp,
'39, Hamilton Morris, '39.
,James Rae, '40, and Charles Pink,
'40, are the candidates for the one
position on the Board in 'Conitrol of
Thirteen students are running for
the six vice-presidencies of the Union,,
one to be elected from each school.
The literary college candidates are:
Eliot Robinson, '39, Carvel Shaw, '39,
and -Richard Fox, '39; Law &chool,
Jack Pedigo, '39L and Jack McCarty,
'39L; medical school Louis Staudt,
'39M, and Ed Schumacher, '39M; en-
gineering college, Donald Van Loon,
'39E, and Fred Luebke, '39E; forestry
and business administration schools
(combined) Jack Rothacher, '39F&C,
and Gilbert Phares, '39BAd. A blank
will be left on the ballots for "write-
ins" for dental school candidates.
-Twenty-two candidates are run-
ning for the eight positiond on Men's
Council, three to be elected from the
literary college, and one from each of
the other schools. The nominees are:
literary college, Earl- R. Gilman, '9,
Eliot Robinson, '39, Richard Fox, ,
Al Evans, '39, Marvin Relder, '39, Ted
Grace, '39, Kevin H"e pp, 39, Edwin
Olson, "'9, Richard Shroth, '39, and
George Trendle, '39.
From 'the engineering school the.
~candidates are: Bred 'Luebke, '39A.'
and Max Schoetz, '39E; architecture
school, James Clark, '39A, and Harry
Denyes, '39A; business administra-
tion, Kingsley Kelley '39BAd, and
Joseph Bonavi to, '38BAd.
Candidates from the schools of
music and forestry will be "written-
In" on the ballots, Results of the
election will be announced tomorro.
Five Injured In
Che al Bat
Molten Metal Sprays Men
At Dow PlantExplosion
MIDLAND, Mich., May 23.-)-
One man received fatal injuries and
five persons were injured when a
vessel containing molten metal ex-
ploded at the Dow Chemical Co. plant
here late today.
John E. Hoy, 51, an experimental
engineer, died at 7:45 p.m. from burns
received when he was sprayed with
molten metal during the blast.
Fred Reynolds, 32, a chemist, was
reported near death at the company
Less critically injured in the ex-
plosion were George Weideman, '40,
and Claire Harris, 29, research ex-
perts, and Phil Kryzminski, 27, and
Paul Parsons, 25, operators.

Three Convicts Caught
In Dash From Alcatraz
guard was seriously injured and two
ifn ne irm convicts wounded by rifle

In the corner half a dozen actors,
discussed the play. Across the room
another lay sleeping upon a couch.
And on the middle of the League
ballroom floor, a dozen scattered
chairs serving as both sets and proper-
ties, Tonio Selwart in a voice tense
with emotion repeated the line "and
slip the knife into his left side." Sud-
denly there was an interruption.
"Try that a little differently." The
speaker was Wesley McKee, Yale

is Rich and Perry Wilson. Also tak-
ing part are Otto Hulett, Edgar Kent,
Jus Addiss, Hayden Rorke, Alan Hew-
itt, William Jost, Jr., Emmett Rogers,
Frederick Tozere and Barbara Dirks.
For McKee tonight's opening will
mean fulfillment of a desire to pro-
duce the play which led him to work
with Selwart for long days last win-
ter. There were discussions of their
varying conceptions of the play, con-
cessions by both until finally a "real-
ly novel" version of "Liliom" was

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