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The Weather
Mostly cloudy and continued
cold today, possibly local snows,
tomorrow, warmer.


Lit igan


What's All
The Shooting About?.,,



Black Friday s
Spirit Revived
As Class Of '41
Vaunts Victory
De-Panting Squads Roam
Streets With Yearlings
Forcing Issue Of Attack
Sophomores Are
Outnumbered, 2-1
Pants were at a premium last night
as the freshmen boastfully paraded
theirvictory over the sophomores on
Black Friday with a spirit reminis-
cent of the "doughboy" days of the
Although both sides claimed vic-
tory, it was the freshmen who forced
the attack from the very beginning
of the struggle. It was the freshmen
who paraded jauntily through the
streets of Ann Arbor bearing tokens
of their victory-sophomore pants.
Sophs Come Back
The sophomores however, at mid-
night, belatedly overcame a freshmen
group and threw two of its members
into the Union pool. They then' ad-
vanced on Allen-Rumsey, where they
were again greeted by showers from
the dormitory hoses. They continued
to raid freshmen rooming houses, but
the cause was lost with Black Fri-
day ending at the stroke of 12.
It was uncertain yesterday whether
disciplinary action would be taken
against students participating in the
freshman-sophomore battle yester-
day morning at Allen-Rumsey houses.
Promptly at 8 p.m. the battle lines
formed in front of the West Medical
building. For more than three hours
the battle raged with the freshmen
400 strong gradually gaining the up-
per hand ov--r the 200 sophomores.
After a free-for-all struggle on the
campus lawns, the scene of battle
shifted to the Union steps where
three sophomores were saved from a
ducking in the pool by Union atten-
dants, with the aid of several mem-
bers of the varsity swimming team.
'41 Crashes League
Snake-dancing down State Street,
the mob rushed through' the Parrot
into the alley where several freshmen
were unceremoniously dumped into
mud-puddles by outnumbered but
fighting sophomores
By this time the freshmen, assured
of victory, gathered at the corner of
Liberty and State streets, and then
proceeded to the League where they
crashed the dance and refused to
leave until Charlie Zwick submitted
to their shouts of "The Victors."
Satisfied, they returned to the
campus where, in front of the General
Library, they burned a sophomore in
effigy. Here the battlng class of '41,
shouting "Allah, Allah," obligingly
stopped long enough to pose for
Still pant-less, they again rushed
the Union and halted the Union for-
mal long' enough to listen to Bob
Steinle and his Melody Men play "The
Shouting "To hell with '40," they
marched triumphantly to the Pretzel
(Continued on Pae 2)
Medical Chiselers
To Be Sued By State
LANSING, Oct. 22.-P)-Chargesj
of "widespread" chiseling against the
state by persons obtaining free med-
ical attention for ailing children

brought an answer today from Au-
ditor General George T. Gundry that
the state will sue for recovery of
money obtained by persons financial-
ly able to meet medical bills.
Gundry said he had information
that many persons who were not in
need were chiseling in on the $1,-
067,000 a year fund appropriated by
the 1937 legislature for the treatment
of afflicted children.
The auditor general said it would
be possible to obtain warrants charg-
ing "chiselers" with perjury and
false pretenses because each applica-#
tion for aid was accompanied by a'
sworn statement of indigence.
Copeland Sit-Down
Causes 6-Hour Halt
DETROIT, Oct. 22.---U)-Em-
ployes of the Copeland Refrigeration
Corp. sat down for six hours today
after they were notified that the
Detroit plant would be moved to Sid-
ney, O.

Lone Sophomore Flees
Dormitory For Safety
A modern Daniel in the lions' den
was Fred Lamb, '40, the only sopho-
more among 115 freshmen in Allen-
Rumsey dormitory. He decided he
didn't care for the attitude of the
freshmen in the den, better known as
the dormitory.
Fred decided that discretion was'
the better part of valor Wednesdayj
evening-locked himself in his room1
for the night. Before breakfast yes-
terday morning he gathered together
a few clothes and retired to the com-
parative security of the fraternity of
his pledging, where he took all his
meals and where he slept last night.
"I haven't been back to the dorm
since," said Fred, "I can't go back,
they'd just mob me."
Neff Stresses
Peace Securty
In League Talk
Kellogg Pact Enforcement
Is Important, Lecturer
Declares To Audience
The United States must enforce the
Kellogg Pact, and England must lend
her power to the League of Nations,
if the search of those nations for se-
turity against war is to be more than
mere talk of peace, Mary K. Neff,!
world lecturer on peace, last' night
told an audience gathered in the
League Chapel.
The nations of the world must
realize, she said, that until there is a
time of natural, spontaneous peace
on the earth, they must push definite
machinery for peace. The protection
of peace-loving nations is not in
withdrawing from war; it is in setting
up forces of peace as strong as those
of war, she added.
England by giving meaning to
peace machinery in the League of
Nations, and the United States by
bringing pressure on war powers
through enforcement of its KelloggI
Pact, can make a definite "Power of
Peace," she said.
Miss Neff attacked the Neutrality,
Act as a retreat from the cause ofi
peace. She compared its aims to
those of a clam withdrawing into itsl
shell, protecting itself from thel
trouble around it but not taking ac-
tive part to destroy the conditions i
that bring that trouble.E
Miss Neff was brought to Ann
Arbor by the Ann Arbor and Stu-
dent Theosophical Societies. She is a
member of the International Theo-
sophical Society of Adyar, Madras,
h I B H~it

Japan Is Seen1
Seeking Delay
Of Conference
Pleads Insufficient Time
For Preparation ; Italy
Accepts Bid To Parley
Reich Is Expected
rTo Attend Parley
TOKYO, Oct. 22.-( P)-A govern-
ment spokesman indicated today Ja-
pan may ask for postponement of
the Brussels conference of nine-
power treaty signatories, set for Oct.
30, pleading insufficient time for
Meanwhiie, authoritative sources
said Japanese diplomats in Europe
were ascertaining the attitudes of
Italy and Germany, the two powers
most friendly to Japan, toward the
Italy, a signatory of the nine-power
pact-concluded at Washington in
1922-has accepted Belgium's invita-
tion to the conference. It is expected
Germany, a non-signatory, will be
invited to join after the conference
is in session.
(Belgium has convoked the confer-
ence, at the instance of the United
States and Britain, to seek "amicable
means" of ending the Chinese-Jap-
anese conflict. The United States,
Britain and most of the British do-
minions, Mexico and other powers
have accepted the invitation).
The government spokesman said
Japan's Ambassador to Moscow, had
visited Berlin, while the ambassador
to Berlin, had made recent trips to
Paris and Rome. The diplomats, the
spokesman said, were "discussing the
general political situation," but ad-
mitted they might be talking about
the Brussels conference.
The spokesman asserted Japan re-
ceived her invitation to Brussels only
yesterday, giving only nine days for
preparation. The Cabinet could not
consider the question before Tues-
day. After that the Emperor's sanc-
tion would be required for action on
the. invitation.
Prof. McClushy
Indicts 'Snobs'
In Fraternittes
It is time fraternities and sorori-
ties grow up and enlarge the lives of
their members instead of merely
training them to be good inmates of
country clubs, in the opinion of Prof.
Howard McClusky of the School ofi

ICC Grants'
Tariff Boost
To Railroads
Decision Is Unsatisfactory
To Road Directors; Will
Ask For More, They Say
Adds $47,500,000
To Annual Income
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22.-()-The
nation's railroads won permission
from the Interstate Commerce Com-
mission today to increase their freight
rates on a selected list of major com-
While the decision granted many of
the pleas for higher rates that had
been filed by the carriers, rail ex-
ecutives immediately announced their
dissatisfaction and said they would
ask for more.
The increases allowed will add $47,-
500,000, the commission estimated,
to the income of the roads annually,
based upon the tonnage hauled in
1936. The increases which the roads
asked would have netted $54,000,000
on the same basis.
William M. Jeffers, President of the'
Union Pacific, said the increased
revenue to be expected would mean
little to the lines and added that un-
less additional increases are granted,
they may be "forced back into gov-
ernment operation."
J. J. Pelley, president of the Asso-
ciation of American Railroads, ex-
pressed disappointment and said a
meeting of the organization in Chi-
cago next week would discuss the
question of a petition for an addi-
tional increase.
As the result of the commission's
decision, the roads got not everything,
but nearly everything they had asked.
The commission turned them down on
a proposal to raise the rates on an-
thracite, on refined petroleum in
southern territory and on iron ore be-
tween the Minnesota mines and Lake
Superior docks.
It granted only in part their plea
for an increase in the rates on lignite
coal, some of the petroleum rates and
on gypsum. In addition it disap-
proved a proposal for a reclassifica-
tion of some fifth and sixth class
freight items.
The commission's 100 page deci-
sion asserted that:"
"The record amply justifies the
conclusion that in the aggregate the
railroads are earning very materially
less than a reasonable return on the
fair value of their carrier properties."
Federal Speaker
Attacks State Act
On Job Disease
DETROIT, Oct. 22 --NP)-Criti-
cism of Michigan's job-disease act
which goes into effect next Friday
was made by R. E. Wenzel, Federal
Department of Labor spokesman,
and Michael Murphy, New York State
Workmen's Compensation director,
here today.
Speaking at a symposium held for
employers, workers and administra-
tors, both men criticized the act,
which is intended to give protection
to 1,800,000 workers, as being indefi-
nite and vague.
In every disputed case under the
new act, medical commissions would
be required, Wenzel pointed out.
Both men saw legal storms ahead
over interpretation of the portions
of the act which limits compensa-

tion for a partly disabled worker cap-
able of doing less remunerative work.
The benefits then would be limited
to the differential between the two
The act was criticized at a recent
session of the State Bar Association1
on the ground that it delegated qua-
sijudicial responsibility to medical
boards. Wenzel concurred in this be-
Fuehrer, In Sniles,
Welcomes Windsors
22.-UP)-Chancellor Adolf Hitler
played host to the Duke and Duchess
of Windsor today, his face wreathed
in smiles.
The couple visited him for twoj
hours in his country home in the
climax of their 13-day tour of Ger-
Hitler, wearing a brown party uni-
form, awaited them on the steps lead-

Snooty Badger Has
Puzzling Museum
Dix, the University Museums' bad-
ger', is somewhat of an Epicurean.
The year and half old animal turns
up his nose at ordinary foods; he pre-
fers those that are fancy.
So, his menu includes cinnamon
rolls, fried cakes, pecan rolls, raisin
bread and an ocasional bit of candy.
Once in a while he eats a raw egg as
an entree.
The diet, it seems, hasn't improved
his disposition. He still snarls at
visitors and is friendly only to his
keeper, Karl E. Goellner.
Dix, was named after the village of
Dixboro where he was captured last
Franco Directs
Efforts To East
Spanish Fronts
Insurgent Dictator Given
Greater Powers In New
Fascist National Coun il
HENDAYE, Franco-Spanish fron-
tier, Oct. 22.- (P) -Generalissimo
Francisco Franco, armed with more
complete power than ever before as
dictator of Insurgent Spain, today
turned his attention from the con-
quered northwest to the vital eastern
It was disclosed that the decree
setting up the Fascist National Coun-
cil, announced yesterday, gave Franco
the right to name secretly his own
successor as dictator of Spain. It
provided all executive power shall be
exercised by Franco and his minist-
ers, of whom he is expected shortly to
name 10.
General Franco broadcasted a dec-
laration that "the northern front has
officially disappeared." Both sides
were girding for a death struggle on
the eastern fronts, especially those of
Aragon. Fierce fighting was in pro-
gress in that region, where a major
battle has raged intermittently for
two weeks.
Premier Juan Negrin of the Va-
lencia government and President Lus
Companys of Catalonia-autonomous
but allied with Valencia-arrived in
Madrid for a conference of govern-
ment leaders. An important pro-
nouncement was promised shortly.
Negrin and Companys declared gov-
ernment morale continued high.
Roosevelt Unsettled
On Additional Levy
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22.-(P)-A
statement by President Roosevelt left
the way open today for new taxes.
Mr. Roosevelt said at his press
I conference that it had not been de-
termined whether new levies would
be necessary.
Earlier, he had forecast that the
federal budget, out of kilter since
1930, would be balanced in the next
fiscal year, which starts July 1, 1938.
He had said he thought this could be
accomplished without additional tax-
As to the general tax structure, the
President was asked today whether
any modification is likely in the un-
distributed corporate profits and the
capital gains taxes-levies on which
I private financial spokesmen have
laid part of the blame for recent stock
market downturns.
Mr. Roosevelt replied that this was

a subject involved in the treasury's
present survey looking toward a gen-
eral overhaul of the revenue struc-
CIO Begins Drive
On Plane Factories
BALTIMORE, Oct. 22.-R)-Ho-
mer Martin, president of the United
Automobile Workers of America, to-
night launched CIO organization of
cmployes of airplane factories in the
eastern states.
Addressing a group of workers, he
announced Irving Brown had been
selected as organizer here and that
Gene Sorenson, of New York, would
head the eastern organizing commit-
Martin asserted airplane factory
employes were "generally underpaid"
and said he would demand congres-
sional investigation of conditions
whereby "plants make big profits out
of government contracts by main-
taining low wage scales."

Weakened Varsity
Squad Will Battle
Hawkeyes oda3
Sophomore Spearhead Rmaldi May Make Initi
o far S3 -t J V ltp~


Mtart m eason;vaipe
ReplacesSmnick At End
20,000 Expected
To Witness Game
Iowa Pos. Michigan
Lannon .........LE ......Nicholson
Harris ......... LT..... .....Siegel
Brady ......... LG ......... Brenan
Aderson ........ C ......... Rinaldi
Allen .... ..... RG .... Heikkinson
F. Gallagher . ... RT ...... . ... Smith
Prasse .........RE .......... Valpey
Kinick ......... QB ........ Farmer
Kelly ........RHB.......Barclay
McClain .......FB .. .... .. .Stanton
Officials: referee, Fred Gardner,
Cornell; umpire, Anthony Haines,
Yale; field judge, John Getchell, St.
Thomas; head linesman, Perry
Graves, Illinois.
Starting time 2 p.m. CST.

A. I Areturn to the original purposes
By Trai ; Ni Iof the groups, most of which began
as literary, debating or study societies,
Persons K illed would offer them a way out of a pre-
dicament in which neither the public
nor the educators believe the exist-
MASON CITY, Ia., Oct. 22.-(/P)- ence of fraternities and sororities as
A new streamlined Rock Island rocket they are now justified, Professor Mc-
train crashed into a bus loaded with Clusky pointed out.
high school students at the southwest Theoretically, the present tendency
city limits here today, killing nine in educational circles to break upC
persons and injuring at least 21 oth- large institutions into smaller units
ers s would find the fraternities and sor-
The streamliner, north-bound from orities an important factor in their
Kansas City to Minneapolis, struck Z plans. But because the groups have
the bus at a crossing near a brick degenerated into narrow social or-
and tile plant here. The students, ganizations they are unfitted for a
all from Renwick, Ia., high school, (Continued on Page 6)
had been touring Mason City indus- I
trial plants all day and were prepar-
ing to visit the brick plant. Cinema League Repeats
Six persons riding in the bus, ac- Soviet Film Performance
cording to an early check of all Mason i
City hospitals, were unaccounted for. " Beethoven Concerto," Soviet film
The bodies of the five unidentified I with English subtitles, will be shown
dead were badly mangled, hospital at 8:15 p.m. today at the Lydia Men-
attendants said, and they feared delssohn Theatre under the auspices
identification would be difficult. of the Art Cinmea League.

Fred Trosko, the sophomore spear-i
head of Michigan's attack, who willt
attempt to pace the Wolverines to
their first victory of the year, this
afternoon. -
State Carried'
$8,500,000 In
PWA Proj eets
Ann Arbor Was Granted J
$24,951 For Its Plant;j
No Allotments Ordered'
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22.-(P)-'
Commitments of more than $8,500:-
000 for Michigan Public Works Ad-,
ministration projects were carried on
PWA's books as of Sept. 30, the bud-
get bureau reported.
President Roosevelt has ordered
that no new PWA allotments be;
made, but those previously pledged
will be fulfilled. The President said,
however, that commitments PWA is
not called upon to. meet must bea
written off, and may not be diverted
to other projects.
The major projects, and thel
amounts allocated by BWA include:I
disposal plant, Ann Arbor $24,951;
power plant, Allegan $14,659; dis-
posal plant, Battle Creek $10,167;
water works, East Lansing $1,000;I
electric plant, Menominee $238,000;
disposal plant, Monroe $11,367;
courthouse jail, Kalamazoo, $38,233;,
disposal plant, Jackson $21,767; wa-
terworks improvement, Detroit, $75,-
311; electric plant, Deiroit, $119,050;
electric distribution, Dowagiac, $57,-
Woman Killed, Two
Hurt In Auto Crash'
A Syracuse, Ind. woman was killed,z
and her husband and a 12-year-old
boy were seriously injured at 1:25
p.m. yesterday when their car was hit
by a truck at Stadium Boulevard and1
---1 -'4.. K14..- ..4

IOWA CITY, Oct. 22.-(Special to
the Daily)-Iowa is ready for the
Starting with one of the largest
and most enthusiastic pep meetings
in the history of the annual dad's
day celebration, the whole town has
thrown open the doors in welcome
to the expected crowd of 20,000
which will witness the game tomor-
row between tne Iowa Hawkeyes and
the Michigan Wolverines.
Immediately after the last practice
today, when Coach Irl Tubbs ran his
men through a brief signal drill and
a session in ball handling, a squad
of 33 gridders left for Muscatine
where they will spend the night.
Varsity Rests
The Michigan squad rested in a
Davenport hotel tonight after brief
limbering-up exercises this afternoon,
Coach Harry Kipke, whose kicking
in 1923 won for the Wolverines, is
hopeful that his squad will win their
first Big Ten game in two years.
Mentally, the Kipkemen are in the
finest fettle of the season. Physical-
ly, however, the squad is below par,
with Dan Smick, end, and Roland
Savilla, tackle, unlikely to start be-
cause o leg injuries. Archie Ko-
dros, the barrel-chester sophomore
center, was also an uncertain quan-
tity because of his still-weakened
Farmer, Stanton To Start
Although Doug Farmer and Tex
Stanton will be in the starting lineup
at quarter and fullback respectively,
neither is in top condition. Farmer's
knee may give way early, in which
case Bob Campbell will assist. Norm
Nickerson may be called upon to as-
sume the fullback position, should
Stanton's shoulder hamper him.
Bill Barclay is almost a certain
starter in Hercules Renda's wingback
role. Barclay's superior pass-snatch-
ing and defensive ability has rated
him the nod. Fred Trosko completes
the Varsity backfield.
Experts all over the state have
(Continued on Page 31
State Republicans
Seek Female Votes
JACKSON, Oct. 2.- ()-Michi-
gan Republican strategists turned
their attention tonight to consolidat-
ing the "petticoat vote" behind their
off-year drive to regain power in the
1938 election.
The occasion was a meeting of the
Republican women's federation of
Jackson county. State Sen. Miller
Dunckel of Three Rivers and James


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Annuity Reserve Study Is Aim
Of National Group, Haber Says

Revisions in the methods of col-I
lecting and investing the federal old j
age annuity reserve will be consid- J
eied by the National Advisory Com-
mittee of the Social Security Board
when it meets next month in Wash-
ington, Prof. William Haber of the
economics department and a mem-
ber of the advisory board, said yes- i
The Board would study congres-;
sional recommendations and the so-I
cial insurance set-ups of other coun-
tries before taking any action, he
said. Under the present law old age
annuity collections are placed in a1

Another faction, of which Con-j
gressman Albert Engel of Michigan
is a member, opposes investment of
funds in government obligations ex-I
Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg, leader
of a third group, terms the reserve i
"fictitious" maintaining that, in the
end, the government will have tox
raise through taxes the money need-
ed to pay old age annuities becauseI
the reserve will have been spent for'
ordinary government operations in1
which it has been invested.t
"'The issue has been exaggerated,"z
Professor Haber said. No benefits
become payable before 1942 and the

wnite Street. F. Thomson, chairman of the party's
The dead woman is 58 year old state central committee, were the
Mrs. Hattie Laughlin. Her husband, speakers.
Bert, 57 years old, driver of the car Senator Dunckel, asserting that
and the boy, Carl Schroth, also of Michigan Republicans are "so un-
accustomed to being a minority" that
Syracuseiwere taken to St. Joseph s their position colors their thoughts
Mercy Hospital. The boy was in a, with a "slight taint of defeatism,"
semi-conscious condition with a pos- widhcaed ght tey were dteaik ,"
sible skull fracture, but Mr. Laugh- declared that they were the "kicking-
lin is not believed to be critically in- est minority that ever plagued a ma-
jured. jority" and predicted success in 1938.

British Author To
On Life Under


Palmer To Leave Senate
For Petroleum Institute



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