Cloudy and unsettled, con-
tinued cold today; tomorrow
snow flurries, colder.
When A Vacation
Was Last Given
VOL. XLVII. No. 46 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 1937
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Cjngressional Factors In Business Recession Rains Enable I "
iF T7 1) l lfS
Growing Confusion Marks
Proceedings As Lynch
AS vtewea ry B xpenS Are Lstea'IChinaTo Halt
High Labor Costs, Taxes estimated to be about 800,000 dwell-
And Utility Suppression Inefficiency of labor is attributed p A dvance
Are Given As Causes to shorter hours, among other things.aa
Business as a whole is said by some
By ALBERT MAY10 to have become less profitable for in- Civilians Evacuate Capital
What has caused the business vestment purposes, because profit On Unofficial Warning
slump, now in its fourth month margins were cut on account of the
which has thrown into the reluctant high labor costs. There is a great Of Nanking Offense
laps of an already harassed Congress deal of evidence to show, however,
the problems of revising taxation and that profit margins were for the most Chinese Blockade
balancing the budget? part very satisfactory. B o k d
The following, culled from a va- Forces at work to resume building Hinted At Brusselsl
riety of sources, are presented as work may be seen in the fact that """
casual factors for that declining line material prices have declined re-
on the business chart: G ently, and in the factdthat Presi- SHANGHAI, Nov. 18 -(P)-Chinese
(1) The aggressive policy of labor dent Roosevelt has indicated to Con- apparently were making at least a
which, it is said, resulted in a rise in gress that it should revise the Fed- temporarily successful stand today
eral Housing Act, to lower costs and against Japan's westward advance.
manufacturing and building costs interest rates. ,gitJapans e t heda sto.
disproportionate to the production o f the Treasury Henry Jaa esheay rains helping them stop
(abor. TMorgenthau, Jr. has let it be known ment, the Chinese fought desperate
s2) The unbalanced budget which that the Administration favors the rearguard actions to hold their enemy
the part of business as to the credit immediate balancing of the budget, east of the main defense line between
standing of the government. and Congress has been asked to work Shanghai and Nanking.
(3) Restrictive taxation which is for this end, so that it appears now In the capital, nevertheless, the
cited as hampering private enter- that one t factors sad to have vacuation of civilians and govern-
prise. Toment bureaus was accelerated by an
f (4 The halting of the commercial unofficial warning to the populace to
inflation movement which started Spanish Film flee the path of the Japanese advance.
early in 1937. The Domei (Japanese) news agency
(5) The government's hostile atti- Avsaid Japan's army in North China had
tude towards the public utilities and Irrives Today massed three columns along an 180-
their resultant uncertainty which has, mile front on the Yellow River pre-
made them restrict their plant ex- In'Am bulance' paratory to an attack on Tsinanfu,
pansion and replacement of capital capital of Shantung Province.
it 1 " L O i1 1.k1J1.
Freshman Residence Rule
President Clarifies Dormitory Ruling
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17.-(I)-Ad-
ministration leaders sadly watched
another day of the short special ses-
sion slip into the past today with no
more accomplished than the contcinu-
ation of a blustery Senate anti-lynch-
ing bill filibuster.
Confusion was obviously increas-
ing. The proponents of immediate
legislation to help business were
growing more restless with each
hour's delay. Other legislators burst-
ing with thoughts and emotions were
watching their .chance to get the
So, Democratic leaders began a
pressure drive to get the Adminis-
tration's program ready for consider-
tpeaker Bankxiead announceu at equipment. _______' 'J ,e* N '
a rs ofrneta fnecessary" FisSan I Chinese declared the Japanese still j~soe
press onference t First, the combination of the in- 'Heart Of pa ' s Part were held abe rtheriverwhich they.
he would break precedent and sign crease in labor costs and increasing ,,must cross in the face of strong Chi- K Zt io poe ibse that The' dotmitozy plan
apetition to e raer e wehou inefficiency of labor i particular is Of Spanish Week Drive; nese defenses to reach the last un- wa not preented to the oapus in f
bill from the desk drawer inwhc supposed to have hindered the ex- Acos S norT r cnqedNrtChacpil., ,.
it was locked last summer by the upsdt v idrdiuty Actors Sponsor, Tour conquered North China capital. (s,;oahidt E hat, ithec 901o t
itwslce atsme ytepansion of the building industry,____ At Bsl, apaes ciclswr.
House Rules Committee. making up the housing shortageapanese circles warn- h wdeepre& tsini, 1 WIh to .ssie
Wallace Urges Compromise whing fo the dpesin alontgi An ambulance en route from Holly- ed that Japan would blockade the y u that, tn the ftuxe; every p9s1'ble p cipn.
Secretary Wallace appeared before ________ d_________,_ wood to the Loyalists will bring the Chinese coast against ships of nations wjl. be taken to av'ert any i
the Senate Agriculture Committee film "Heart of Spain" to the campus that might try to help with war ma-
and urged a compromise between the i htoday for presentation at 4:15 and terials. They said any action by the Xe o1 1egentend the Untvereity
camps which favor compulsory and W rgo 10 Talk 8:15 p.m. in the Union Ballroom, as Brussels conference to accede to a a whole sin ere1y hope tht The etudent body
voluntary control of crop production. the second feature of Spanish Week. China's plea for aid would be regarded will uport thi 3 ve bh le projeot,
He suggested instead, a "middle of Today On Trend pictureja th Spn as arhostilegact. oK ,C i's
the rad" ourse '-"". ~war, with particular emphasis on the Dr. V. K. Wellington Koo, Chinas
A proposal for remodelling the cap- blood transfusion work that is being chief delegate at the Brussels con- Ie y tzuly yours,
ital gains tax to aid business received Ifn Arcllitectire done among Government troops by ference, interpreted the Japanese
the approval of a House tax com- Dr. Norman Bethune, a Canadian. 'threat as an attempt to scare the
mittee. The ambulance is being sent by the conference powers away from any
It would readjust the portions of Noted Functional Architect Motion Picture Artists' Committee, terial help to China.
capital gains that are subject to tax-,ufti 1, 1y
aionand gallo thte taxpaer to emx- Has Had Influences On of which Donald Ogden Stewart is "It is a bare-faced threat charac-
d chairman. Martin North, Hollywood teristic of the temper of the aggres- 41 1 4
ploy either of two tax, methods most New writer who is coming with the am- sor," Dr. Koo declared. "It remains
advantageous to him. DesignCs blance,will speak at the film show- to be seen whether the powers rep- ~ ~ ^
Lumping the taxable percentage of Frank Lloyd Wright, noted archi- ings, resented at the conference will ac- Reprinted above is the letter which prompted Intrfraternity Council,f
his capital gains with his other in- tect, will speak on phases of con- Paul Muni, Sylvia Sidney. Frederick cept dictation from Japan as to what at its meeting yesterday, to support'dormitories for freshmen.t
come and paying normal taxes and temporary architecture in a Univer- March, Franchot Tone, Luise Rainer, policy they 'should follow in China." ...t
surtaxes on the total: or paying in- sity lecture at 4:15 p.m. today in the Robert -Benchley and Nancy Carrollr Japanese quarters warned that any _
come and paying normal taxes and 'Natural Science Auditorium, are among the actors who have decision by the conference to fill Dr. * *T*
surtaxes on his ordinary income plus Wright is well-known for his in- helped to send the ambulance to aid Koo's appeal for material aid in the Petitions Go To Deans M ichigan ins l
a flat 40 per cent tax on the taxable fluence in starting the modern archi- in medical work in Loyalist Spain. Far Eastern conflict would be regard- For Vacation Extension
portion f hisc profitsasrom sales or! I ecture movement, and he is consid- Spanish Week, which is a drive on ed by Tokyo as a hostile act by theB g T n e a e
exchanges of capital assets. ered by many people to be the out- the campus and in Ann Arbor to raise I countries concerned. Petitions for Thanksgiving Va-
President Roosevet appeared today standing living architect. He worked funds for medical aid, ambulances Japanese sources expressed resent- cation to extend through the fol- *""
to be still anxious for a Supreme Court with Louis Sullivan at the start of and supplies for the Loyalists, is being ment at what they asserted was a lowing week-end will be decided by A gainst Chicago(
reversal of its stand that the Federal the century in first developing the sponsored by the Peace Committee false impression given to the world the deans of the various schools I
government cannot regulate farm theories and practice of designing of the Progressive Club and the Ann that 15 of the 19 confering powers and colleges at a special meeting, The Michigan men's varsity de-
production, on the occasion of the buildings mainly by their functional Arbor Committee for Medical Aid to had voted for a declaration which President Ruthven told a commit- bating team defeated the University
75th anniversary of the founding of needs rather than by set traditional Spain. criticized Japan. tee of the Men's Council yesterday. of Chicago team last night at the
thegns. His work spread to Europe "The Spanish Earth," the film inDg More than 4,400 students have Union in the first Big Ten confer-
Wash gton Cited and then was taken up in this coun- which Joris Ivens and Ernest Hem- signed the petitions. ence debate of the year. The ques-
byIn a message r d at Moun Reo try. ingway have cooperated, will com- The President said that in their ion was "Resol ha the Several
Wright has designed many build- plete the Week when it is shown on last meeting the deans discussed States Should Adopt a Unicameral
stated that if Washington had lived ings which have received attention. Friday and Saturday at the Lydia " the question and voted unanimous- Form of Lelatu"
in the twentieth century, he would Among these are the Imperial Hotel Mendelssohn Theatre. There will be de tcy against the extended vacation. TheMichiganteam composed of
have "acted boldly to keep agriculture at Tokyo, the Millard House'of Pasa- 8:15 performances on both days and Probably the deans' meeting will Robert V. Rosa 39 and Harry L
from going down to ruin." dena, where he first put cinderblocks a 3:15 matinee performance on Fri- or Freshm en be this week, President Ruthven Shneiderman, '38 upheld the affir-
"Washington's own words . . .. to decorative use in buildings, and day. r oivsaid. Smte side of the question against
show that heconsidered agricultural )several residences and buildings in- the Chicago team of William Specht
much more than a local matter," te Chicago and on the West Coast. ichiga s Hunters Denouncing interference from up- Of1a* 1 1 nd Pierre Palmer, Jr.
muchmge stated. Washington it de- He has been a pioneer in several Ofn perclassmen in freshman politics, Jo- iiC ias Pursue The judge was Professor Hamm
message sated Csngto itede new practices in architecture. His Take A d n ge Of seph Hart, '41, chairman of the new of Albion College who awarded the
a national agricultural board. 'most recent development is a "mush- Te United Independent and State Street i debate to Michigan after a 15-minute
Agricultural relief has been part of room" cantilever, which he has de- Snow oGetDeer freshman party, announced last night soapedFCo vict discussion of the presentation.-
the program of other Presidents, it signed for the Johnson Wax Co. plant organization of the new party, de- Frederick Geib, '38F&C, recording
in Racine, Wis. This consists of a B signed to give independents their' secretary of the Union, was in charge
continued, and the establishment ofcouni (By The Associated Press) cmu oiisadt sa-TWO Pals Clst Gadd ertr f h nowancag
the Department of Agriculture sig- supporting column which is only four Michigan's deer hunting country share in campus politics and to estab- of proceedings. This was the firstc
nified the possibilities of Federal ac- inches thick at the bottom but is 20 was blanketed with snow yesterday; lish a new freshman Student Council. After Prison Break debate held in the Union, and a for-
Lion. feet thick at the top, utilizing a min- and hunters in a hundred camps The proposed Council, to have 20' um discussion scheduled to follow the
imum amount of floor space. were able to follow the tiny cloven members, would be elected by mem- SYRACUSE, N. Y.. Nov. 17.--p)- debate did not take place because of t
. . * He is expected to discuss some of tracks through the north woods bers of the freshman class if the State and city police pursued Percy the lateness of the hour. It is hoped
Civil Service Discussed the phases of contemporary archi- brush. United Independent and State Street Geary, third member of a jail-break- in the future to combine the old
ing kidnap gang, tonight while off- Union forum group with the varsity
By Murphy And Pollock tecture relating to the modern trend, Of the estimated 200,000 who have party is successful, Hart said, and will igkda ag oih hl fi no ou ru ihtevriy
but as yet has indicated no definite taken the trail of the elusive buck, choose three Frosh Frolic committee cials posted a heavy guard on two of debates, Geib said, to take the placet
LANSING, Nov. 17.-(P)-Govern- topic. The lecture is open to the six were dead, 19 injured, and one members and a chairman and sub- his recaptured prison pals and an- of the discussion groups formerly r
or Murphy dipped into the affairs of public. missing in the virtually impenetrable chairman of the Frosh Informal, a nounced a grand jury investigation sponsored by the Union.-
the new civil service commission to- swamps of the Tahquemenon coun- project of the party. would be made into their escape.
day, discussing "administrative mat-- try.Otepafrmmsus ft Geary was believed injured in a 1
ters" with Director William Brown- IAnglo -er ian Jack Hundley, 36, of Williamsburg, new organization include sponsorship leap from a bathroom window to adler Is Elected
rigg and Prof. James K. Pollock of was accidentally shot to death yes- of more cooperative restaurants, low- escape from theraidigmpindy to ae
the University, terday by Clarence Fairbanks of ering csts of laundering and clean- h ain y
The Governor did not disclose the Ta s To tart Traverse City as the two hunted near ing, supporting the Daily in its res- caught his companions, John Oley Fellow O f oya
conclusions reached during the three- Traverse City. Fairbanks sat on a taurant clean-up campaign, and ad- T and Harold (Red) Crowley. Arts
hour conference. stump while Hundley was going' vocation of a cooperative bookstore. The pair was taken in a cheap So it Of As
hour onfeence.. V'Halif WillS stmp whle Hndley was oing Candidates for class officers on the rooming house in a region borderingO l t O rS
Murphy digressed from his study' Viscount Halifax Will See through some brush. In some man- for ca ofie t both the main downtown businesso
of civil service problems to consider Fulre ndG ern per, Fairbanks' rifle was dischargdied Independent and State Street bohtemi]ononbsns ___
pmnd Fuehrer And Goering and Hun' was d isco party are Glen Callander, president; section and the city's old, wealthy The second honor within several
appointments. Danndley was dead when his cm-Elinor Sevison, vice-president; Betty residential area.ks
Grand Rapids Democrats have BERLIN, Nov. 17-(P)-Viscount panion reached him. Mandel, secretary; and Jack Laro Their arrest came at 2:30 o'clock, Sadler, Alexander Ziwet Professor ofi
by M. Schurz for a vacancy on the Halifax arrived here today for "in- Observers on the Huron Road shore treasurer. almost exactly 36 hours after they Engineering, recently, with his elec-
Kn Cut cii c bench crete formal" conversations on German- counted a "deer to every mile" as escaped from the Onondaga County tion as a Fellow of the Royal Society-
Kent County circuit bench created British relations and, according to hunters began the trek homeward. penitentiary with the aid of the dar- of Arts.
by the death of Judge Wilhs B. present arrangements, will talk with A motorist- going north counted 100 M organ To Discuss ing Geary who cut his way through Illness forced Professor Sadler to
norkid he alos onsider Chancellor Adolf Hitler Friday morn- dead bucks on as many cars between , cell bars to capture the prison guard decline an appointment as adviser to
nor said he also was considering ing at the latter's BerchtesgadenI Standish and Alpena, a distance of Experience In India staff of six and escape in a stolen car. the U.S. Navy on the design of battle-'
several younger candidates.-9 home. 9 miles. Conservation officers said ships. Professor Sadler resigned from'
The talk with Der Fuehrer appar- the deer were not moving much from his position as dean of the engineer-
Typhoon Hits Philippines;I ently will not be long, as Halifax their grazing grounds. His experiences in a Hindu mon- Hall Is Honored At ing college October 6.
drd Lef Ho e planned to be back in Berlin Friday The buck traffic across the Straits astery in the Himalayas will be the He is also a member of the Insti-
Hi night. ofMackinac so far reflects the warm topic of a talk by Kenneth Morgan. Testimonial Dinner tute of Naval Architects of London,
MANILA Nov. 18.-(Thursday)- Thexpects to ray weather at the start of the seadirector of the Student Religious As-' the Institute of Engineers and Ship-
(A)-Two deaths and hundreds of talk with Col. Gen. Hermann Wil- son. Only 64 deer and one bear from builders of Scotland, the American
homeless were listed in first frag- helm Goering, Minister for Aviation, Michigan, and 50 deer, two bear, and sociation, at 8 p.m. today in Lane Professor-Emeritus Louis Phillips Society of Naval Architects and Ma-
mentary reports today from the ty-I and Field Marshal Werner Von Blom- 19 moose from Canada have been Hall. Hall of the dental school was honored rine Engineers, Sigma Xi, the Society
phoon-swent Visavan group of Phil-! berg, Minister of Defense, while he taken across on the ferries. Morgan spent a year in the monas- at a testimonial dinner given him at of Automotive Engineers, the Societv
Ruthven's Letter Indicates
That Only Freshmen Are
To Be Accommodated
Dorm Fund Drive
Michigan's 41 general fraternities
voted to support dormitories for fresh-
men last night at a regular meeting
of the Interfraternity Council, after
an open letter by President Ruthven
expressing regret of a misunderstand-
ing last year that first year men living
in dormitories would not be required
to eat there.
President Ruthven's letter came as
a result of a meeting of the Student
Dormitory Committee Oct. 27, called
because of misunderstanding among
fraternity members as to eating re-
quirements of freshmen who live in
Some fraternity men last year
showed resentment when the an-
nouncement was made that freshmen
in dormitories would be required to
take their meals there.
At the meeting, the President an-
nounced that the present policy of
the University is to build dormitories
to accommodate freshman men only.
It was especially pointed out that this
does not include dormitories for up-
The resolution adopted by the In-
terfraternity Council as regards dor-
mitories for freshmen is:
"Michigan fraternities, realizing
that freshmen dormitories will great-
ly benefit the University, are in favor
of supporting the present plans and
projects for the buiilding of future
freshmen dormitories at the Univer-
sity of Michigan, with provision that
adequate relationship between the
fraternities and the pledges living in
the dormitory be established, arn th
the executive committee of the- inter-
fraternity Council and the fraternities
be represented on the Student Dormi-
At the meeting of Oct. 27, the Dor-
mitory Committee was told by T.
Hawley Tapping, general secretary of
the Alumni Association, that the local
dormitory drive of last year, and
publicity given it, were greatly re-
(Continued on Page 2)
Hits GM Plant
10,000 More Threatened
With Layoff In Pontiac
If Fisher's Strike Lasts
PONTIAC, Mich. Nov. 17 -(IP)-
The third sit-down strike in Michi-
gan plants of the General Motors
Corp. within three days began here
tonight a few hours after the second
one, at Detroit, had ended.
The latest strike began in the
Fisher Body Corp. plant here after
the night shift reported for work.
An official of the United Automobile
Workers of America, saying the sit-
down was unauthorized, attributed it
to the worker's dissatisfaction with
negotiations over the first of the
The first strike also was in the
Fisher Plant in Pontiac. It began
Monday night and ended Tuesday.
The second sit-down was a short-
lived one in the Cadillac Motor Car
Co. Plant at Detroit today.
Failure to terminate tonight's
strike within a short time would leave
17,500 auto workers idle here. The
Fisher Plant employes 7,500. General
Motors executives said the Pontiac
Motor Car Co. Plant here, with 10,-
00 workers, would be closed until
Monday because of a body shortage if
the Fisher strike continued.
While these labor troubles were de-
veloping, 150 members of the U.A.W.
distributed, without molestation, un-
ion literature at the gates of the
Rouge plant of the Ford Motor co.
in Dearborn, Detroit suburb.
Goff Smith was elected president of