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The Weather
Rain, turning t snow, colder
today; tomorrow partly cloudy,
colder.

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Editorials
Perhaps The Program
Will Be Different . .
All Is Not Quiet
On The Northern Front .

VOL. XLVIII. No. 32 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 1937

PRICE FIVE -CENTS

Foley Scores
Poor Quality
OfHousing
'Makeshift Houses' Draw
Fire Of Michigan FHA
Director In Talk Here
Danger Of Unrest
Seen In Situation
Despite an intensive building pro-
gram on the part of the Federal
Housing Administration, the United
States has made little progress in its
attempt to provide homes for the
average workers, Raymond M. Foley,
State director of the FHA, declared
here yesterday.
Mr. Foley spoke before more than
300 persons in the architectural col-
lege auditorium on "Challenge to In-
dustry."
He singled out the private building
industry and criticized it for "brag-
ging" about an increased production.
"All types of makeshift houses are
going up," he argued. "Economic
pressure and a housing shortage have
become so pressing that workers are
forced to live in homes unfitted for
American citizens. They are just
shelters."
In these shanty-like houses, Mr.
Foley saw a possibility for future
unrest in the 6ountry, maintaining
l that collective action would demand
more adequate housing if business
enterprises failed to solve the prob-
lem.
"Much danger in the present situa-
tion results from the fact that, in
the desire to get a really low price,
we get too little house, We mustn't
think of the house as a structure,"
he urged, "but as an entity in the
community."
To the assembled architectural stu-
dents, Mr. Foley leveled a challenge
that they design the ideal home.
'When you do this you will have ac-
complished as great an achievement
as the early patriots,"
Part of the blame for the present
condition, Mr. Foley laid upon unin-
formed workers who bought their'
homes only after they had paid for
their automobiles and other luxuries.
"Our goal is to provide the coun-
try with homes costing from $2,500
to $4,000 with the lot. Last year we
were working in the $5,500 class
and six months ago in the $5,000 price
range.''
Mr. Foley predicted that the pre-
fabricated homes, cooperatives and
apartment rentals would solve the
present problem in the nation's in-
dustrial centers.
"The FHA is more than a cold
blooded group of bureaucrats. We
are trying to educate for better hous-
ing, and have been insuring homes;
that- meet our minimum require-
ments to the extent of one million
dollars each week."
Market Shows
Loss As- Steel
Volume Falls'
NEW YORK, Nov. 1.-(A)-An-
other decline in steel mill production
cast a shadow over today's stock mar-
ket.
With steels leading the set-back,
many issues retreated i to 3 points,
with a few showing wider declines.
A little support in the final hour
helped reduce losses moderately
in some cases.
The one encouraging factor of the

session, from the standpoint of bull-
ish analysts, was the lightness of
volume on the sell-off. Transfers to-
talled 1,029,210 shares compared with
2,803,740 last Friday when the trend
was up. It was the smallest 5-hour
turnover since Oct. 4. The Associated
Press average of 60 stocks was off 1
points at 49.1.
Although the general run of news
lacked stimulating qualities, the prin-
cipal depressing item was the esti-
mate of the American Iron & Steel
Institute placing current mill opera-
tions at 48.6 per cent of capacity,
a decline of 312 points from last week,
and at a new low since Dec. 30, 1935.
Eight Are Elected
To Wyvern Society
Wyvern, honorary society for junior
women, tapped eight new members
yesterday. They are: Marian Bax-
ter, Helen Jean Dean, Betty Lyon,
Stephanie Parfet, Charlotte Poock,
Dorothea Staebler, Martha Tillman

Ted Shawn's Troupe To Offer
'O Libertad,' Dance Saga, Tonight

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I. L. Sharfman
Is Appointed

Frosh Promise
To Eliminate
Lonnel Heanrts

Japan Will Suggest
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Oratorical Association's
First Program Of Year
To Be Dramatic Recital
Tragedy, fanaticism and satire help
form the motif for "O Libertad!,"
the dance program to be given by Ted
Shawn and his men dancers at 8:15
p.m. today in Hill Auditorium, the
first offering of the Oratorical Asso-
ciation's course.
The recital, which is divided intol
three parts, is a rythmic-dramaticI

Dances Tonight

ment of the Spanish-American cul-
ture of the southwest, beginning with
the conquest of Mexico by Cortez.
In the opening scene, Montezuma,
the Aztec Emperor, sits in splendor'
upon his throne waiting for tidings~
which are to tell him of the treach-
ery of the Spaniards, who have in-
vited his chieftains to a banquet
only to murder them. Faced with
death himself, Montezuma refusesi
to be converted to Christianity, andl
the moment of his decision is used
to symbolize the impact of European j
militant civilization on the tranquil,
indigenous one.
The second scene depicts a GoodI
Friday celebration of a fanatic sect
of Franciscans; while chronologically;
out of order, it shows in striking con-
trast the effect of the new religion
on the people. Los Hermanos Peni-
tentes, the penitent brotherhood, on
each Good Friday flagellate them-
selves with thongs into which cactus
is woven and, going out to a lonely
hill, crucify one of their number.
Immediately following is a dance
(Continued on Page 2)
Technic Is WinnerI
Of Three Awards
In National Field

To RaidBad
Featuring an acquaintance bu-
reau" for lonesome freshmen, the
Coast R.R. Wage Dispute patform for the freshman Washte-f
Subjet OfInvetiga I naw Coalition party was announced
Subject Of Investigation; yesterday by James Tobin, of Phi Del-
Potential Power Huge ta Theta, caucus chairman. -----C
Poenil o e H ge Other planks announced were
establishment of a fund for a wom- Wings Over The Dail
Appointment Wards en's swimming pool, cooperation with
the Daily's restaurant clean-up cam- Editors Get The Bird
Off General Strike paign, support of a cooperative book-
store and whole-hearted backing of The Daily got the bird last night.
a clean up of campus politics, es- -b
Prof. I. L. Sharfman, chairman of pecially those of the freshmen class. The editorial offices were compara-
the economics department, yesterday Although a slate of candidates was tively peaceful at 10 p.m. yesterday
was named by President Roosevelt to! previously nominated a new slate whnh-rsearvd Ilte
a three-man emergency mediation must be selected, Tobin said. This is when he-or she-arrived. A flutter
board to settle the labor dispute be- to be done at an executive council of wings heralded the uninvited
tween the Pacific Electric Railway meeting today. guest's entry through a window.
ainmen Brotherhood of Railroad An associate editor dashed out of
The disagreement which under the the room, having an innate phobia for
Railway Labor Act has been referred l Voters anything that has wings. The brav-
to the emergency board as a last re- er members of the staff, however,
sort, involves a dispute over wages To 'oN am e New turned their attention toward liberat-
and working conditions on the West ing the feathered prisoner.
Coast railroad.
Government efficacy in forestalling M ayor F d a y "Get some salt and put it on his
labor warfare can be effective, Pro- tail" squeaked the women's editor.
fessor Sharfman emphasized when After a half hour of chasing, dous-
contacted last night. The elaborate LaGuardia Asks Reelection ing the lights, and even sending a
mediation machinery for settling dis- AgTaM tryout out after some salt, the poor
putes under the railway act is in gainst ammdny an bird realized that the windows were
sharp contrast to the anarchy in the In New York City Race still open. He-or she-has not been
industrial field. The Wagner Act seen since.
leaves labor relations dangling after With the eyes of the nation focused
the collective bargaining principle on off-year elections, Detroit voters , .
has been achieved, prepared today to name the winner 50 Gift G*ives
Although the board has no means in a battle between Patrick H.
of compelling action, the potential O;Brien, CIO contender for the city iy1 1
power arising from its prestige is mayoralty post and the conservative 1 U.LDOOK U .1
enormous. I W. Reading. T
Neither party to the dispute in RichardW.Raig
In Meanwhile, Mayor Fiorello H. La-
general finds itself in a position to Guardia continued his battle withs
oppose it. Appointed by the pres-Tmm yinNwYkCty
ident; composed of men familiar with Tammany in New York City.
railroad conditions, having no polit- In Detroit, the long-standing feud! Need Studlents Arc Aided
between the Committee for Indus- y
ical axe to grind in the majority ofNe Lir y;W lr
cases the board is able to iron out trial Organization and the Aeia yN wLbay atr
disputes. At all events a strike is Federation of Labor was carried into R
wardedsoff for the thirty days dur- the municipal elections, after a driv- Reluests All 'T o Assist
ing which the board meets and for ing campaign that went unabated The donation of $50 by William R.
thirty days after the report has been until last night.
handed to the president LaGuardia, Republican Fusionist Boyce, 36, will add appreciable im-
a ste springe r fes soren harcandidate, seeks reelection against petus to the newly-formed textbook
Last spring, Professor Shafman' Jeremiah T. Mahoney, Democrat, who lending fund for needy students, Prof.
then on leave of absence in Wash- is endeavoring to restore Tammany Erich A. Walter, of the English de-
ovjngton,ssdins ar Hall to its old position of power in partmerit, chairman of the project
ing the AFL disputeovrjrsitoctyafissaedetray
City'sha tenedhe o was abe ork Striving, on the other hand, to Donations of books began at the
heal the break and prevent a walk- strip Tammany of its remaining end of last semester, and the library
out by railroad employes. strength, Thomas E. Dewey, Fusion- now contains 179 texts. . Mr. Boyce's
Professor Sharfman will leave for ist and special racket prosecutor, was contribution will be used exclusively
Los~ Angeles tomorrow night whereopposed for the office of District At- for the purchase of additional books

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America Refuses To Take
Unproportional Amount
Of PeaceResponsibility
Nipponese Drin
On Soochow Creek
Japan's official recommendation to
the Brussels conference on the Far
Eastern conflict would be to adjourn
the parley as quickly as possible in
favor of direct peace negotiations be-
tween Japan and China with a view
to establishing an armistice, a high
Japanese authority told the Associat-
ed Press yesterday.
The informed Japanese source de-
scribed his country as fearful that
the conference, called to find an
j Far East At A Glance

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The Michigan Technic was award-
ed three out of five major prizes in
the annual contest sponsored by the
Engineering College Magazine Asso-
TED SHAWN ciation last week in Minneapolis.
The Technic was voted the best en-
biography of America and the Amer- gineering college magazine in addi-
ican spirit. In the first section, the tion to winning awards for the best
past, Shawn portrays the develop- cover and the best illustrations. Com-
-__--_ petitions for the best student article
and editorial were won by the Purdue
5peci a sts Await Engineer and the Pennsylvania Tri-
angle respectively.
Prof. Richard Beckman, of Iowa
esults Of New State College, Prof. M. J. Evinger, of
Rthe University of Nebraska and Tom
CP' ! Rogers, assistant manager of the
Cure For PoflIo Product Engineering magazine acted
as judges.
The meeting was attended by 35
Spray Developed By Peet .representatives of the 23 magazines
Applied To Large Group tithe Association, Delegates from
Michigan were : Sydney Steinborn,
Of Children In Montreal '38E, David Lansdale, '38E and Wal-
ton Rodger, '39E.
Infantile paralysis specialists are
awaiting reports from Montreal on
the new nasal spray developed byl Progressives Start
Dr. Max M. Peet, noted University
Hospital brain surgeon. The new Membership Drive
spray was applied to a large group of
school children there recently. To Conduct Campus Poll
Medical authorities feel that there o
is every reason to believe that the I On Student Problems
new method of attacking the ultrami-I
croscopic virus of the disease, which A poll of campus opinion on issues
itself was only recently discovered, facing students will be conducted in
will be a success. Upon the discovery conjunction with an intensive drive
of the "polio" virus and of the fact from 400 new members which will
that this virus enters the body j be begun tomorrow and continued
through exposed endings of the olfac- through Saturday by the Progressive
tory nerves, the development of Club.
chemical agents to combat it soon Tables will be set up at various
followed. points on the campus to push this
Dr. Edwin Schultz, professor ofdrive and at the same time to sell'
bacteriology and pathology of Leland copies of the Student Advocate, of-
Stanford University, started the de- ficial publication of the American
velopment early in 1937 and an- Student Union.
nounced to the American Medical As- Printed material explaining the
sociation that monkeys protected aims and organization of the club
socitionthatmonkys poteced will be distributed to students and
with a nasal spray of zinc sulphate sent to stgroups The
had proved temporarily immune to sent to other campus groups. The
repeated nasal applications of in- membership drive is a preliminary
fantile paralysis inoculations ofi move to the meeting at noon Nov. 8,
at which Joseph Lash, executive sec-
Later Dr. Peet and his assistants retary of the American Student
,here collaborating with Dr. Schultz Union, will speak on "The Educa-
and his staff in California, finally tional System in Republican Spain."
evolved the formula which has every-
indication of being a successful pre-,
ventative for the often fatal disease. Allen To Broadcast In
After repeated failures of other Radio Forestry Seriesj
nasal spray applications in several
instances in the past, Dr. Peet and Prof. Shirley W. Allen, of the For-
his assistants decided to carry on in- estry School, will give a talk on the
vestigations in order to find some subject "People, Weather and Forest
more satisfactory method of applica- Fires" at 3 p.m. today from the
tion. It was found that the normal University of Michigan broadcasting
atomizer and the normal method of l studio. This is the third in the For-
spraying the nose was not satisfac- ! estry and Land Utilization series of
torily covering the area of the 01- programs broadcast each Tuesday at
factory nerves. this same time.

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LONDON - Foreign Secretary
Anthon Eden, on eve of his de-
parture for Brussels conference
on Far Eastern crisis, tells House
of Commons Britain will go "as
far as the United States" in seek-
ing peace in China--"not rushing
in front and not being left be-
hind."
SHANGHAI - Japanese ad-
miral apologizes to United States
marine commander for Japanese
seizure of junk on Soochow
Creek at marines' defense lines;
Japanese smash way across creek..
at heavy cost and drive into
Chinese territory west of Shang-
hai.
TOKYO - Italy about to join
Japanese-German pact against
communism, says foreign office;
evidences of German support of
Japan seen.
BRUSSELS - American dele-
gates to Brussels conference say
they will cooperate fully with
other powers, but will not "go
out on a limb."
amicable solution, might merely add
to the bitterness of the Oriental cris-
is. It was indicated at the same time
that the Nipponese have particular
confidence in Joseph C. Crew and Sir
Robert Leslie Craigie, American and
British ambassadors to Japan, as pos-
sible mediators.
China Hits Armistice

the board will hold open hearings be-
ginning Friday. His colleagues will
be Dexter M. Keezer, president of
Reed College, Portland, Ore., and
John P. Devaney, former Supreme
Court Justice of Minnesota. His4
classes will be continued during his
absence.
White House spokesmen said yes-
terday the present board was named
because the split threatens "substan-
tially to interrupt interstate com-
merce within the state of California
to a degree sufficient to deprive that
section of the country of essential
transportation service."
Loyalists Mass
Forces To Halt
jMadrid Siee~
k e
HENDAYE, Franco-Spanish Fron-
tier, Nov. 1.-(/P)-Insurgent military
dispatches from Salamanca stated
today the government was concen-
trating troops and equipment in the
Madrid sector for a general offensive 1
to break the year old siege of the
capital.
The dispatches said government
troops had already started attacking
insurgent advance posts and govern-
ment soldiers who passed into the In-
surgent line told of intensive prepara-
tions for the drive.
Tanks were said to have aided the
perparatory government assaults oni
Insurgent positions in the westernI
University City suburb. The CuestaI

torney for New York County by Har- The plan, modeled on the Loring W.
old Hastings, Tammany candidate Andrews library of Yale University,
and present assistant District At- provides for a lending library for stu-
torn ey. dents who are actually in need of
assistance.
The faculty committee, which is in
Merchants Robbed, charge of the project, consists of
j Professor Walter, Prof. A. D. Moore of
Locked In Ice-Box. the engineering college, Dr. William
iW. Bishop, director of the depart-
ment of library science, and Dean
A hold-up man took $86.63 from the Edward H. Kraus of the literary col-!
Ann St. grocery, 927 E. Ann, at 10:30, lege.
p.m. yesterday and then locked the So far this semester the books havel
store owner and his son in an ice-box. been given to students from checkedI
Police said the man who stuck-up lists in the offices of Professor Walter,,
James Anagnost and his father was Dean Joseph Bursley, Professor
the same one who was reported and. Moore, Dr. Bishop and the Sopho-
completely described earlier in the more Councillors.
evening by Steve Brousalis, proprietor! "Any student in need of help,"
of a grocery store on Broadway St. Professor Walter explained, "may go
Brousalis said the man had visited to the loan committee or be recom-
his place for several weeks. mended to the committee by an aca-
The hold-up man came in and demic counsellor, concentration ad-
asked for meat, Anagnost reported. viser or mentor, and if his need is
He left the store when Mrs. Erick- genuine the loan committee will give
son of the University Hospital came him a written order to the assistant
in. The means of escape is unknown. in charge of the Angell Hall Study

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New Social Group
Started On Campus
A new fraternity, Beta Sigma Rho,
catering especially to transfer stu-
dents, has been approved by the Com-
mittee on Student Affairs, it was an-
nounced yesterday. Although the
emphasis will be placed on transfers,
others will also be admitted, it was
said.
Charles Hutchenreuther, '39, Philip
W. Cobb, '39, and George Harrman,
'39, are in charge of organization.

Hall, where the books are kept. Upon
presentation of the order he will be
given the books. He will keep the
volumes until the end of the semes-
ter and then turn them in.''
Professor Walter urged that stu-
dents remember the library and its i
worthy purpose at the end of the se-I
mester. At that time donations of
books will be accepted with much
appreciation, although they may also l
be contributed at any time during
the semester.
President Ruthven expressed his
approval of the project last May,
declaring then that it serves a worthy
purpose.e

China, however, would not find the
Japanese suggestion of an armistice
acceptable, a spokesmen for the
Chinese delegation said.
The Chinese appeared inclined to
accept a suggestion put forth in pre-
conference talks that they quit the
conference proper after stating their
case, so that other powers could dis-
cuss the situation alone. Japan flatly
refused to attend the conference.
American delegates made it clear
that they would "not go out on a
limb" to take greater responsibility
than other powers in the effort to
settle Sino-Japanese differences.
Mussolini Criticized
Without mentioning Italy by name,
Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden
bluntly tossed back Premier Benito
Mussolini's demand for restoration
of German colonies and scored Mus-
solini's and Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hit-
ler's diplomacy in hard-hitting
phrases yesterday before the House
of Commons.
Just before leaving for the Brute
sels conference, Eden declared Brit-
ain would "in this difficult Far East-
ern situation, go as far as the United
States in full agreement with them-
not rushing in front, but not being
left behind."
While negotiations dragged on at
Brussels the Japanese continued with
intensified fury their drive to force a
passage of Soochow creek and seize
the western suburbs of Shanghai.
Chinese Fight Back
Chinese fought back desperately
against the advance of Japanese units
which late yesterday gained a footing
on Soochow Creek's southern bank at
heavy cost to both sides.
The fighting along the Internation-
al Settlement's northern and wes-
tern fringes, which already had
plunged the Japanese into a series
of frictions with the British defense
force, led to a dispute with the United
States Marines and a hasty Nipponese
promise that the incident would not
occur.

Imperialism And Nationali
In Far East Discussed

I De Reina sector, 20 miles to the!
south, and Aranjuez, to the southeast. I
, Border reports said most sections
of the Aragon front were quiet. It is
in that region Generalissimo Fran-
Here cisco Franco hopes to end the civil'
war by driving a wedge into the gov-
ernment's eastern territory

Traffic Slaughter Held Penalty
Extracted By Modern Motor Car

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By ROBERT PERLMAN
Japan's need for markets and raw
materials, the rise of Chinese na-
tionalism and Russia's opposition toi
Toyko's expansion in China were
called the most important elements
in the present Asiatic conflict by
three University experts on the FarI
East at the International Relations
Supper Sunday at the Union.
The background of the Sino-Jap-
anese war was presented at the sup-1
per, an open meeting of the Ameri-1
|can Association of University Wom-

tion. Japan has poor coal deposits ' By JACK DAVISa
and practically no iron and conse- R Last year America's traffic toll hit4
quently her late entrance into the M'organ To Review 30,000. Despite concentrated efforts
imperialistic race has left her with k put forth to reduce this slaughter,
grave industrial problems. Yoga Book Today there are strong reasons to believe it
Across the sea, Professor Hall said,.I the irreducible price exacted by the'
is China with great undeveloped min- IYoga, Hindu practice of contem- modern motor car, Professor James 5.1
eral deposits, large areas of unculti- plation which attempts to isolate the orley, chairman of the highway I
vated land and a potential market of I self from all sense data, will be the terd g d
400 millions of people-all of which subject of a book review by Kenneth Highway safety has been a domi-
seem to some Japanese the answer to W. Morgan, director of the Student nant objective in this country since
their pressing problem of caring for Religious Association, to be given at the World War. Yet despite the ex-
their population with very limited re- 4 p.m. today before the Association penditure of money and resources
sources. Book Group in the League. the resueth ae ben meanor Acci-

the United States reached 38,000 last
year, America ranked fifth among
the nations of the world in safety.
Although the total killings were
higher the chance of death for each
individual driver or pedestrian were
smaller than in any country but
Canada, Union of South Africa, Den-
mark and Norway.
Such a philosophy, Professor Wor-
ley continued, is repugnant both to
scientific progress and to the Amer-
ican spirit. But if we are to success-
filli an. +hs. ,-uy hlpm it mt i fhp

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