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The Weather
Increasing cloudiness, some-
what warmer today; tomorrow
cloudy and unsettled.

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Editorials
That Old
Football Game,..

VOL. XLVHL No. 51 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1937

PRICE FIVE CENTS

France Upsets
Extremist Plot
ToReseat ing
ThroughForce
Raids Show Plan For Coup
Similar To Spain Revolt;
Discover Arms Caches
Search Carried To
Border Territories
PARIS, Nov. 23.-(iP)--A plot to
overthrow the Republican Govern-
ment and restore a king to the an-
cient throne of France was uncov-
ered tonight in an inquiry into an
armed revolutionary body,
Minister of Interior Marx Dormoy
in a statement assured the nation
that plans for the coup d'etat had
been nipped.
Raids extending from the German
frontier through the capital to
southern regions near Insurgent-held
Spain continued, however, indicating
that the People's Front Government
was still on the hunt for leaders of
the conspiracy.
Papers Reveal Plans
Papers found in the office of Ed-
ouard Deloncle, prominent engineer-
ing consultant, finally broke the case
after raids disclosed arms caches
and underground fortifications, of-
ficials said.
The papers revealed plans for an
uprising like that which plunged
Spain into civil war with the goal
of establishing a fascist dictatorship
under a monarchy similar to the
Italian regime, these officials stated.
Lines of suspects were brought be-
fore Surete Nationale inspectors for
questioning. Four persons, includ-
ing Sergt. Raymond Cheron of the
air force and three civilians, were
ordered to hold themselves at dispo-
sition of the investigating magistrate.
Identities of the real leaders of the
movement remained a secret.
Dormoy declared, however, that
the Government had the situation
well in hand.
Coty Villa SearchedI
Previously Dormoy told the Cab-
met and President Albert Lebrun
that a raid "somewhere in Paris" had
netted a large number of documents
of great importance to the govern-
ment's drive against the armed, sec-
ret organization.
Operative also searched a villa of
the late Francois Coty, perfume man-
ufacturer, on the outskirts of Paris.
Coty founded the semi-fascist
French Solidarity League which, a
few years ago, asserted it had 300,-
000 members. The league was dis-
solved June 18, 1936, and its members
drifted over to other extreme Right-
ist organizations.
Labor Disputes
Hit Greyhound,
For-dAnd Postal
UAW Set For Ford Battle
In St. Louis; Expect At
Least 2,000 Pickets Out
UAW Ford workes in St. Louis and
employes of the Greyhound Bus lines
prepared to go on strike today, while
difficulties were being adjusted by
the striking employes of the Postal
Telegraph Company in Detroit and
St. Louis.
In Cleveland a strike of 1,300
members of the Brotherhood of Rail-

road Trainmen employed by eight
Greyhound Bus lines was called, ef-
fective at noon today. The strike
was called at midnight last night
after conferences between the union
representatives and the bus officials
had reached no agreement.
Meanwhile, P o s t a 1 Telegraph-
Cable company union employes in
St. Louis returned to work last night
after a six-hour recess called by
CIO officials.
John McLaughlin, regional organ-!
izer for the radio union, called it a'
"work stoppage, not a strike."

Triumphs Over Injuries

Campus Issue Business Aid
Balks Model, Seen In New
Senate Plans TaxFormul

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Leaders Divide On Matter Bill Seeks To Repeal Levy
Of Discussing L o c a 1 On Corporation Profits,
Problems At Meetings Using Alternate Measure

FRED C. JANKE
* * *
Janke Elected
To Lead Eleven
For Next Year
Phil Woodworth Succeeds
Fred Colombo As Grid
Manager;_DuBois Aids
Fred C. Janke, '39, of Jackson was
elected by his teammates yesterday
to captain Michigan's 1938 football
team. He succeeds Joe Rinaldi, '38,
of Elkhart, Ind.
Phillip Woodworth, '39, of Bad
Axe will succeed Frederick Colombo,
Ralph Heikkinen, husky 180-
pound right guard from Ramsay,
was named by his teammates
yesterday as the most valuable
player on the Varsity football
team for 1937.
Heikkinen's name along with
these of the most valuable play-
* ers of the other nine Big Ten
teams will make up the list from
which the Chicago Tribune will
choose the Conference's most
. valuable player this year.
'38, as the team's manager, with
Ralph DuBois, '38,aas the alternate.
Woodworth's junior assistants are
Norman E. Kewley, '40E, Eugene L.
Klein, 40E, William M. Delbridge,
'40, and Carl Wheeler, '40.
Janke's selection was the consum-
mation of a plucky three year battle
which the husky tackle has made for
gridiron recognition. Constantly
hampered by injuries, he finally came
to his own at the tag end of the sea-
son and convinced all of his true
ability.
Last year he was heralded as the
sophomore sensation of the Michi-
gan line and lived up to allexpecta-
tions in the first two games. Against
Minnesota he incurred a bad shoul-
der injury and was out of action for
the remainder of the season. He was
succeeded at that time by Don Siegel,
who substituted in brilliant fashion
for the rest of the year.
This fail, he was shifted to full-
back and remained there during the
first two games, although his services
were minimized again because of
another injury, this time an abcessed
arm. When it was decided that his
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Mexico Asks League
Intervention In War

Petitioning Means Republicans Vote
bowriOaicsl grestT
Subject Of Debate Immediate Repeal Power Official Agrees To
Common Law Valuation
Debate as to whether the proposed WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.-()-AI For A New Rate Scale
Student Model Senate should discuss new tax formula, designed to helpj
campus as well as national and in- both big and little business, took firm;Governuent To Sell
ternational affairs divided the execu-othigadyintesinestokhe can-
tive committee in charge of arrange- outline today in response to the con-
ments yesterday. gressional demand for legislation to Of
Plans were announced yesterday improve economic conditions.
for the new organization which is be- While the House saw a renewed WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.- (P) -
ing formed to consolidate student drive for enactment of wage and hour President Roosevelt reported distinct
opinion on campus, national and in- legislation and the Senate began de- progress today toward composing dif-
ternational issues. It is expected that bate on the crop control bill, the Iproress tway theAdmini-
the Senate, composed of two students House subcommittee on taxation ferences between the Administration
from each state, will serve as an in- reached its most important decision and private power interests.
dicator of national trends.' of the session to date. The President told a press confer-
A resolution limiting Senate dis- Tentatively, it agreed upon a plan ence after an hour-and-a-half talk
cussions to national and international'which would all but abandon the tax with Wendell L. Willkie, president of
affairs was passed by a vote of eight on the profits which a corporation re- the Commonwealth & Southern
to six, but was tabled for further tamns to put back into its business orth Comnelh & Suer
consideration at the group's next to provide a "depression cushion." Corp., that Willkie, speaking for him-
meeting, Nov. 30. Thfself, had agreed with the President's
Led by Martin B. Dworkis, '40, the The formula would apply, instead, theory of common-law valuation for
Led by Martn B. Dworki, '40, thea normal income tax rate of 12%V to utltewo aemkn p urpones.
committee approved a petition form 14 per cent on orporations with ne utilities for rate-making purposes.
toe filed bysapplicants for seats iincome of less than $25,000. Larger He said that Willkie also hads
the Senate as representatives from corporations would pay 16 to 20 per agreed that the Government shouldi
n rtheir state. Amuigty, hav e adi- cent, in proportion to the extent to sell power from its various projects.
cants declare their eligibility, instead whichit disburses its profits as divi- Asserting that although the dis-
of their, scholastic average, was passed' dends. cussion was only in theory, the Presi-
unanimously. First semester fresh- s
men will be excluded from member- At present, there is a normal in- dent said that they got down to cer-
ship because of University eligibility come tax rate ranging from 11 to tain fundamentals, including an un-
requirements,15 per cent. But it is supplemented derstanding that between $1,250,000,-
As current plans have it, the by a levy of 7 to 27 per cent on earn- 000 and $1,500,000,000 could be spent
proposed body will be modeled after ings withheld from stockholders. The usefully for utility construction.
the Federal Senate, comprising two latter feature has been widely con- Eliminate 'Write-Ups'
students from each state. Petitions demnd as an important factor in Frank R. McNinch, former Federal
from each state will be accepted by the current business recession. Power Commission chairman Who at-
a credentials committee, although While the subcommittee was at tendeid the Roosevelt-Willkie confer-
members of the Senate will eventually work, administration leaders were ence and also the press interview,
be elected at large. wrestling with another pressing prob- said, and the President agreed, that
At the first meeting, the time and lem, how to get the wages and hours Willkie favored eliminating all of
place of future gatherings and the bill out of the Rules Committee, the "write-ups" that the Federal
scope of discussion will be decided. where there is a majority against it, Trade Commission found in utility
Committees will also be appointed and on to the floor for action there. capital structures.
at that time. Representative Rayburn, the ma- McNinch said that these "write-
Actions of the committee on ar- jority leader, decided on a drive for ups" were from 10 to 15 per cent on
rangements would be merely recom- signatures upon a petition to force an aggregate valuation of power util-
mendations and would not bind the the bill out. A dozen or so signed, ities of around $12,000,000gi oO,
actions of the Senate, Dworkis de- leaving the document about 50 signers Willkie said after the conference
lared, short of the needed 218. that the discussion covered both rates

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Police Return Wives
To 'Bunco-Bachelors'
CHICAGO, Nov. 23.-{(g)-The po-
lice have decided to do something
for the supperless husbands.
They announced today they would
ban bunco, a game played with dice
for silk comforters, table lamps and I
what have you, and which, some hus-
bands say, have kept their women-
folk at neighborhood halls in the af-
ternoons well beyond the time for
preparing evening meals.
The new move was a part of the
police drive to curb all forms of
gambling in Chicago.
Progressives
sponsor Dance
To Aid Chinese
Group's Peace Committee
Io Help In Local Drives
For Medical Assistance
The Chinese Night dance to raise
funds for medical aid to China, at
which Jimmy Fischer's Orchestra will
play, will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday
in Lane Hall under the sponsorship
of the Prcsoressive Club, it was an-
nounced at a membership meeting of
the club last night in Angell Hall.
A forum to discuss the pro's and
con's of a boycott against Japanese
goods will be held next week by the
Progressive Club. Until then the Peace
Committee will continue to cooperate
with the Chinese Students' Club and
the Friends of China and Peace in the
joint body known as the Conference
to Aid China by formulating plans
to bring speakers on the Sino-Jap-
anese war to Ann Arbor and to raise
money for medical aid to China's
civilian population.
The Progressive Club will hold reg-
ular meetings every two weeks, it was
voted last night. The executive com-
mittee will include two members from
each sub-committee, instead of one,
and the executive meetings will be
open to the general membership.
A conference of liberal students
from educational institutions in
Michigan and nearby states will be
sponsored by the Progressive Club
during the first week in December,
according to a report on the club's
present and future work presented by
George Mutnick, '39, chairman of the
Civil Liberties and Academic Com-
mittee. "Let Freedom Ring," the play
(Continued on Page 6)
British Agree
To Jap Rule of
China Customs
Action Taken To Prevent
International Crisis As
Ministers Quit Nanking

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Plants Remain
Shut By Strikes!
Fisher Body Dispute Ends;
Other Disputes Go On
DETROIT, Nov. 23. --(iP)-Five
Michigan automotive plants, employ- j
ing 17,300 persons, remained closed
because of labor troubles today al-I
though the most stubborn of the,
strikes, in the General Motors Fish-
er body plant at Pontiac, was of-'
ficially ended.
Plants closed because of labor dis-
putes were: Bundy Tubing Co., De-
troit, which produces automobile gasE
and oil lines and employs 1,200 per-E
sons; the Wilcox-Rich division of the
Eaton Manufacturing Co., at Sagi-
naw, makers of tappets and otherI
parts, employing 1,000, and one de-
partment of the Briggs Manufactur-
ing Co. at Highland Park, employing
400, which does work on automobile
bodies for the Plymouth Division of
the Chrysler Corp.
At Pontiac, E. R. Leeder, manager
of the Fisher plant, said an inventory3
of material and equipment and a
re-sorting of stock would be necessary
before production could be resumed.
Negotiations began this afternoon
between E. R. Leeder of the Fisher
plant and union representatives on
such grievances as the suspension ofI
four men accused of fomenting a
previous unauthorized strike, thel
speed of conveyors, and the laying
off of men because of curtailed pro-
duction schedules.

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S,,, thepossibility 0f business ex-
hnrisitoas Day n in the utility field.
Willkie declined to give his own
r ' opinion of Mr. Roosevelt's recent
Custom ro en suggestion that methods of private
power property valuation, for rate-
making purposes, should be changed.
By' usicB ody The conference followed by a few
hours submission to Congress by
"The Creation" by Haydn will be President Roosevelt of a voluminous
presented as a Christmas offering report by the New York State Power
by the University Musical Society at Authority, charging "widespread
8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 in propaganda" by private power utili-
Hill Auditorium instead of the tra- ties.
ditional "Messiah." which for many Government Power Cheaper
years has been heard at Christmas Disputing the alleged propaganda,
time, it was announced yesterday by the authority contended that Gov-
Charles A. Sink, president of theIernment hydro-electric power could
music school be produced at about half the cost of
The University Choral Union of 300 private steam power.I
voices, the University Symphony Or- An accompanying letter from
chestra of 75 players and soloists Frank P. Walsh, chairman of the
from the faculty of the School of power authority, said that the au-
Music will all participate under the thority was "forced to take cogni-
directorship of Prof. Earl V. Moore zance of widespread propaganda fos-
of the music school. tered by the committee of utility ex-

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Comnnissioner Asks Action
To Prohibit Fixing Of
Stock Price Regulation
Corporate Surplus
Tax Death Forecast
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.--(A)-
The Roosevelt Administration cracked
down on Wall Street tonight, serving
an ultimatum that the stock ex-
change must reorganize or be reg-
ulated much more drastically.
"Adequate safeguards" must be
thrown about this and other ex-
changes, either by the marts them-
selves or the Securities Commission,
said William O. Douglas, chairman of
the commission.
The surprise move recalled that
Wall Streeters and New Dealers have
been hurling recriminations, blaming
each other in part for the present
business recession. Some adpinis-
tration advisers have accused Wall
Street of "leaning on its shovel," while
their critics have blamed restrictions
imposed by the government
Announcement Precipitated
The Douglas announcement capped
a series of rapid-fire developments,
all bearing on the business situation:
1. President Roosevelt conferred
with President Wendell L. Willkie of
Commonwealth and Southern Cor-
poration and reported progress to-
ward an understanding between pri-
vate power and government.
2. Mr. Roosevelt announced that
to encourage home-building he fa-
vored permitting the Federal Housing
Administration to insure mortgages
up to 90 per cent of the value of
homes, instead of 80 per cent as at
present.
3. A House Committee decided
tentatively to wipe out all but a
trace of the undistributed profits tax,
target of business criticism. Sixty-
two House Republicans unanimously
demanded outright appeal of the
levy.
Douglas, in announcing his ulti-
matum to the exchanges, said figures
on the activity of exchange members
in recent stock market slumps "serve
only to fortify further the conclu-
sion, indicated repeatedly in our
studies, that members of the exchange
trading for their own account either
create the daily price fluctuations or
else contribute materially to their se-
verity."
Prefers Self-Reform
He asserted he would prefer to
have the exchanges reform them-
selves to prevent artificial fluctua-
tions but indicated they were not
ready to assume the responsibility
and that more extensive commission
control may result.
The demand for reorganization re-
sulted from failure of secret negotia-
tions between certain New York Stock
Exchange members and the SEC. The
commission rejected as inadequate
the exchange's proposals,' for im-
proved administration of the "big
board."
Douglas specified that an accept-
able plan would have to include:
1. Strict punishment of members
(Continued on Page 6)
Plan To Establish
SAE Branch Here
Negotiations to establis, a branch
of the Society of Automotive Engi-
neers at Michigan may begin soon as
a result of the interest shown by 30
automotive engineering students,
Prof. Walter E. Lay of the engineer-
ing college declared yesterday.
The SAE, he said, performs many
functions for the automotive engi-
neer such as distributing various pub-
lications, doing extensive research
work, and conducting a placement
service.

A branch at the University would
be especially significant because Ann

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The soloists will include Thelma
Lewis, soprano, who has been heard
at May Festivals, Arthur Hackett,
tenor, and member of the musicE
school faculty and Hardin A. Van
Deursen, baritone, who joined the
music school faculty this year, after
having served as a member of the
faculty of Albion College. Palmer
Christian, University organist, will
preside at the organ.
TWEDELL HEADS GOPHERS
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 23.-(1P-
Francis Twedell, of Austin, Minn., a
guard, was chosen to captain the'
1938 University of Minnesota foot-
ball team today.

ecutives
lic into
asserion
er than

designed to mislead the pub-
accepting the unwarranted
that steam power is cheap-
hydro power and that, in

consequence, the Government power
program is unsound."
"The power authority report shows°
that this propaganda is based on in-I
correct figures," Walsh asserted.

BRUSSELS, Nov. 23.-WI)-Mexico
sought tonight to carry the Chinese-
Japanese conflict back to the League,
of Nations as the Brussels parley on!
the undeclared war drew toward a
close.j
Piimo Villa Michel, Mexican dele-
gate, disclosed he had warned the;
conferees in a secret session yesterdayI
that failure to enforce respect for;
treaties menaces the existence of
weaker nations.
. League of Nations powers, Villa

SHANGHAI, Nov. 23.--(P)-Con-
trol of Shanghai's customs passed in-
W shten ~w Swee s to Japanese hands today by an ar-
Srangement with Sir Frederick Maze,
Freshman Electi oni British inspector general of Chinese
customs.
Sir Frederick appointed Yoshisuke
The Washtenaw party swept the Akatani administrative commissioner
Freshman literary college elections of customs for Shanghai, China's
yesterday, taking every class office l wealthiest port, and Keiichi Kato

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Toy Soldiers Laid To Rest
Band Starts Concert Season

from the newly-formed United In-
dependent and State Street party.
Don Carr of Lambda Chi Alpha'
was named president, defeating
Glenn Callander of Psi Upsilon.
Anita Carvalho, an -independent, t
defeated Elinor Levison, also an in-!

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Michel declared, "were "duty bound" to L Ao
to appeal to the League Assembly to y EARL R GI.MAN bemade un of about 90 members in-

A -,Y JXR IU L . " 1lL1 1N 11~ ~t. l U ,rA~41dN , A1
Striking employes at the main of- search at once for ways to defend The little lead soldiers have been I cluding five flutes, two oboes, one i
fice of the Postal Telegraph Co. in weaker nations and to safeguard col- laid away and the cardboard band English horn, two bassoons, 24 B flat
Detroit, ended a four-hour "stand- lective security. box has been dusted off as the end clarinets, three alto clarinets, two
up" strike yesterday. A. R. Bartold, -- of another football season marks the bass clarinets, eight French horns, 10
general superintendent of the local ceompletion of the University March- cornets, two trumpets, four euphon-
office, said the American Radio Tele- State To Increase ing Band's activities for 1937 and the' iums. six trombones, five Sousa-
graphers' Association, a CIO affiliate, beginning of the Concert Band's work. phones, two string bases, six percus-
had been granted exclusive bar- Liquor Sales Hon 'rs During the marching season, Major sions, two harps, one marimba and
gaining rights. Walter Farriss spent all his spare, five saxophones.
time manipulating 125 toy lead sol- The concert band's first official
Cuba's ExPr n LANSING, Nov. 23.-(iP--The State diers through intricate maneuvers venture this year will be on Dec. 121
Cubas s X- resident Liquor Control Commission, which and then passed these formations in the Union Ballroom when th'e
Yields To Extradition embarked on a campaign three to the band. Now, however, Prof.* members will read more than 30 dif-.
months ago to drive business into itsi rliam n ,, t n ,iof it h rnofi ,- ferent niecne fora . lini. o'fa oll th

dependent, for the vice-presidency;'
Sue Flanningan of Delta Delta Delta
was elected secretary over Betty
Mandel of Kappa Kappa Gamma;
and Irving Gerson of Pi Lambda Phi
was chosen treasurer, defeating Jack
Laro, an independent.{
The freshmen election in the archi-
tecture college, which was scheduled
for yesterday, was postponed until
Dec. 2.
Engineering college freshmen will
vote from 4 to 5 p.m. today in their
assembly. Nominations will be made

revenue accountant for the Shang-
hai area.
The appointments, it was believed,
were made to prevent Shanghai cus-
toms administration from becoming
an international issue.
Japan has demanded control of all
government functions in Shanghai,
including customs. Chinese revenues
have been pledged to foreign govern-
ments to guarantee government loans
made abroad.
United States Ambassador Nelson
T. Johnson and most of his staff
sailed from Nanking aboard the gun-
boat Luzon, following the Central
Government into the interior. John-
son planned to establish a temporary
office at Hankow.
German, British, French, Russian,
Italian, Belgian and Mexican diplo-

Arbor is the geographical center of
the automobile industry, Professor
Lay added. Student members would
have all the privileges of regular
members in the matter of meetings,
discussions and exhibitions.
Two Navy Fliers Killed

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