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The Weather
Cooler today with possible


Ak igan


Feed One, Bury Four ...
Literature For Collegians . .
A New Kind Of Football.. .



Black Was Member
Of Klan Once; Says

Slays Mother,
Ex-Sudent Shoots Other
Brother; Bodies Found
In Car Near Anii Arbor

In Damages





Theatre, Injuries;




75,000 To See State Fray


Indicates That He Has No
Intention Of. Quitting
Supreme Court
Justice Refers To
Record In Senate
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1.-U)-Jus-
tice Hugo L. Black said tonight he
once joined but later resigned from
the Ku Klux Klan. He asked the
nation to judge his fitness for Su-
preme Court service by his 10-year
Senate record.
That record "refutes every implica-
tion of racial or religiousintoler-
ance," he asserted, in an unpreced-
ented radio reply to those who have
contended that Klan membership
made him unworthy to serve upon
the nation's highest Court.
He indicated plainly that he has
no intention of resigning from the
justiceship to which he was appoint-
ed by President Roosevelt, and de-
clared his address would be his last
word on the Klan controversy.
'Never Rejoined Klan'
"The insinuations of racial and
religious intolerance made concern-
ing me are based on the fact that I
joined the Ku Klux Klan about 15
years ago," he said. "I did join the
Klan. I later resigned. I never re-
joined. What appeared then, or
what appears now, in the records of
the organization, I do not know."
"I never have considered and I do
not now consider the unsolicited card
given to me shortly after my nom-
ination to the Senate as a member-
ship of any kind in the Ku Klux
Klan I never used it. I did not
even keep it.
"Before becoming a Senator I
dropped the Klan. I have had noth-
ing whatever to do with it since that
time. I abandoned it. I completely
discontinued any association with
the organization. I have never re-
sumed it and never expect to do so.
Cites Public Record
"At no meeting of any organiza-
tion, social, political or fraternal,
have I never indicated the slightest
departure from my steadfast faith in
the unfettered right of every Ameri,.
can to follow his conscience in mat-
ters of religion. I have no sympathy
with any organization or group
which, anywhere or at any time, ar-
rogates to itself the un-American
power to interfere in the slightest
degree with complete religious free-
dom. No words have ever been or
will ever be spoken by me, directly or
indirectly, indicating that any na-
tive or foreign-born person in our
free country should or could be re-
stricted in his right to worship ac-
cording to the dictates of his con-
science. I have supported candi-
dates for public office without ref-
erence to their faith. In my endorse-
ment of applicants for governmental
positions, I have acted without dis-
crimination of any kind or character.
"When this statement is ended my
discussion of the question is closed."
Listeners heard a flutter of ap-
plause from the small group with
Black after he concluded his address.
Banquet Here
To Open 1937
Charity Drive
A send-off dinner, at which Hein-
rich Pickert, Detroit Police commis-
sioner, will be the chief speaker, will
open the annual Ann Arbor Com-
munity Fund Drive Nov. 2, it was
announced yesterday.
Details of final plans for the cam-
paign which will be carried on dur-
ing the week of Nov. 2-9 for funds
to finance community agencies fpr
the coming year, were outlined at a

meeting of the committee Thursday
in the executive offices in the Cham-
ber of Commerce Building.
A preliminary drive for special
gifts will begin to solicit the larger
contributions on Oct. 11. This part
of the campaign is expected to be
completed before the start of the in-
tensive seven day formal drive.
Several hundred volunteer solicit-
ors will seek funds after a community
rally opens the drive on the night of
Nov. 2. The goal of the fund is ex-
pected to be decided upon this week

Sturgis Freshman
Killed In Airplane
Robert Sullivan, '41, 19-year-old
student pilot of Sturgis was killed yes-
terday afternoon when the plane he
was flying crashed near Kirsch air-
port, Sturgis. He was completing his
last few hours of solo flying to qualify
for a pilot's license.
Sullivan was the son of C. E. Sul-
livan, treasurer of the Royal Wilhelm
Co. of Sturgis. Surviving are his par-
ents, two brothers and a sister.
Chinese Report
Success Along
Shanghai Front
Japan Admits Evacuation
Of Civic Center Building
In City OfKiangwan
SHANGHAI, Oct. 1.-(P)-Chinese
defenders of Shanghai sent back
word from their pillbox trenches to-
night that they were holding their
own along the Shanghai front and
counter-attacking Japanese in some
They told of routing Japanese
troops in the vicinity of Kiangwan,
north of Shanghai. Japanese admit-
ted the Kiangwan Civic Center
buildings had been evacuated but
said their lines to the rear were un-
When skies cleared during the eve-
ning Chinese planes roared over
Shanghai in a reconnaisance flight.
Japanese anti-aircraft guns blasted
at the fliers apparently without ef-
fect. Shell fragments fell into the
International Settlement.
Japanese bombardment of Hankow
and the Hankow-Canton Railway
Sept. 25 drew sharp condemnation
from Rear Admiral Harry Yarnell,
Commander of the United States
Asiatic fleet.
The Admiral branded as erroneous
a Japanese spokesman's statement
that Ambassador Nelson T. Johnson
had advised the Japanese navy that
all Americans and other foreigners
had been evacuated from the area
by noon of Sept. 26. Yarnell said that
in reality Johnson told Japanese for-
eigners would be evacuated from the
territory after that date.
Japanese military sources at Peip-
ing reported that Americans strand-
ed at Paotingfu, North China strong-
hold recently taken by the Japanese
were safe and that American prop-
erty was being protected by the Jap-
anese army.
Dean Olmstead
Warns Students
I n Apartments
Studentsliving in apartments with-
out University approval were warned
today by Assistant Dean C. T. Olm-
sted that a check-up will be made
shortly and those found living i
such quarters will be required tc
Declaring that there had beer
ample publicity given the more strici
regulations, Dean Olmsted declare
that the University will not intervene
to break contracts and that student
will be required to pay rent in the ap-
artments they vacate.
Permission to have apartments ac-
cording to Dean Olmsted has bee

granted students only in cases where
a financial saving is realized. Even in
such cases, it is the policy to discour-
age their use inasmuch as there can
be no supervision, he pointed out.
Permission from home is always nec-
essary, he said.
Eighty per cent of the rooms avail-
able to students have been rented, th1
Dean revealed. He estimated that
there are 3000 students living it
unapproved rooming houses.
Diagonal Parking Ban
C1 Asked By Traffic Group

Balistics Prove Wolverine Followers Look
Same Rifle Used To Anderson's Linemen
To Halt Spartans
Ballistics tests late yesterday
proved definitely that bullets which , .S.C. Is Bringing
killed Mrs Adele McHenry, 53, wife Stron Squad Here
of a socially prominent Detroit at-
korney, and her son James, Jr., By IRVIN LISAGOR
near Ann Arbor, were fired from the (Daily Sports Editor)
same gun used in the suicide of the Upwards of 75,000 spectators will
slain woman's daughter, a former investigate Michigan's 1937 football
University student. prospect in the Stadium this after-
noon as the Wolverines again at-
The daughter, Ruth McHenry, 27, tempt to assert themselves against
.cmmitted suicide in Detroit Thurs- the rising Spartans of Michigan
day night after she had shot and State.
slightly wounded a fourth member The huge assemblage, largest since
of the family, Donald McHenry, 14, the Ohio State battle here in 1933,
in what she described before her will witness Michigan's belated effort
death at 9:45 p.m. at Harper hos- to hoist itself out of the gridiron
pital as an "accidental" shooting. doldrums, into which it sank in 1934.
Farmer Notices Blood But the State eleven, which for three
Discovery of the double murder was years running has been a chief op-
made yesterday morning when Her- pressor, will offer little cooperation
man Haas, a farmer, phoned Sheriff's in its zeal to write a fourth straight
)fficers that he had noticed blood in win into the recbrds.
a car abandoned at the entrance to Comments As Usual
Arbor Crest Cemetery on Plymouth Both coaches have issued their
road usual, pre-game bromides, with Head
Marie McHenry, '39L, a second Coach Harry Kipke almost commit-
daughter, told reporters that Ruth ting himself to victory at last night's
had thought that "the family was pep meeting. Coach Charley Bach-
all against me" and advanced this as man, a little more chary, refuses to
a motive for the crime. She also said comment other than declare he ex-
that Ruth had been suffering from pects a close and interesting game.
dementia praecox, a statement sub- Michigan followers hinge their
stantiated by the girl's father and hopes for victory and gridiron as-
Greene of the psy- cendancy on the presence of Heart-
Prof. Edwardtene aofwhesy-mley (Hunk) Anderson, exponent of
chology department at whose home the Notre Dame style of line play
the girl had been staying for the past and the first non-Michigan man to
three months. take an active part in molding a Wol-
Car Not Reported verine football representative.
Cemetery workers, it was discov- Line Is Bright Spot1
ered, had noticed the car at the en- A thorough taskmaster, Anderson
trance since 11 a.m. Thursday but has built a forward wall which, ob-
had not reported the matter. When servers readily admit, is the bright
they were finally called, Sheriff's of- spot in the Varsity machine, and for
ficers, unable to get into the car, had that reason ;the Spartan running at-
it towed to Ann Arbor where the tack will assuredly find the going
front door was forced open. Under considerably tougher than in the pre-
a blanket in the front seat Sheriff vious three disappointing seasons.
Jacob Andres discovered the body of Before he led his W1,lverines into
Mrs. McHenry. The car was then their quiet Plymouth retreat last
taken back to the cemetery where night, Coach Kipke expressed inde-
a further search disclosed the son's cision over his starting backfield, but
body hidden under blankets in the was more definite of the "cement"
back seat. which Anderson has set.
The bodies were taken to Staffen's Has Strong Guards
funeral home where an autopsy re- Unwilling to sacrifice ability for
vealed three bullet wounds in the sentiment, in this acid test of the
base of the woman's skull and seven campaign, Kipke announced he
(continued on Page 6) would supplant Capt. Joe Rinaldi at
center with Archie Kodros, sopho-
more charger, who has earned the
Organized Alumnae Plan call by his spirited efforts in every
Dinner-Meeting Nov. 13 drill this fall. Consequently, the
Wolverines will take the field with-
The organized Michigan alumnae out a single man in the lineup who
groups ajl over the country are mak- started last year, although eighteen
lettermen are present.
ing plans for the ensuing year, ac- Kodros has typified the kind of
cording to Mrs. Lucille B. Conger, ex- spirit coaches hope can be imbued
ecutive secretary of alumnae from inthe men who surround him. Un
+,.,; T~v rotcifnless a change accrued in the night,

As Students Watched Fire In Street


Ringleaders Are Held
For Inquiry; Policeman
Sent To Hospital

Outbreak Dispelled
By Tear Gas Bombs

The crowd mills around the bonfire which a small number built in
the center of Liberty Street in front of the Michigan Theatre. It was
shortly after this that police arrived with the first tear gas bombs.
Michigan's Third Theatre Riot
Recalls Eventful Predecessors

Gas Used Once Before;t
Star Theatre Riot Wasf
Most Falmous
Last night's fracas outside The
Michigan was the third major'
theatre riot in the University's his-
tory-the second in which tear gas)
was used on Michigan students.
Jerry Hoag was already manager of
Butterfield's Liberty St. showhouse
the night of March 4, 1929 when 5,-
000 students, celebrating a basketball
victory over Wisconsin which gave
them the Big Ten title, stormed the
place and did $1,500 worth of dam-
age before tear gas was used. Unlike
last night's episode, the gas proved
ineffective and in desperation Presi-
dent Clarence C. Little finally had to
make a speech before the students
went home.
Wrecked Theatre Front
Plastered with eggs, police were left
to contemplate a completely ruined
theatre front which bricks and
muscle had smashed. Six of the riot-
ers' number were arrested. Next
morning found wiser heads collecting
student subscriptions to pay for the
damage and for a while it was
thought the matter would end there
-until three of the offenders were
suspended from the University and
three more placed on probation.
Still more famous is the Star
Theatre riot the exact date of which
is unknown. It was before the war
that an upperclassman had the mis-
fortune to have the theatre manager
trip over his foot one afternoon. The
manager, lacking a sense of humor,
called a bouncer and together they
threw the offender out. And then
the fun started.
Throw Fruit, Eggs
In a couple of hours 1,000 brawny
young men had gathered-armed
with bad fruit, worse apples and still
worse eggs . Mobbing the place, they
tore up seats, tied a rope around the
piano and hauled it into the street
where they dissected it. They would
have been content to go in peace
then, they said, but the management
called the police and fire depart-
ments. Then the rioting really be-
Students stole policemen's hel-
mets and coats; took the fire hose
away from the firemen and turned it


Sthis University.
Word has been received from thel
Philadelphia group that that cityl
will be the headquarters for all al-
umnae and undergraduates who plan
to attend the Michigan-Pennsylvania
football game. Mrs. Marland T.
Valentine, '24, of Philadelphia, is to
be in charge of the arrangements.
A dinner-meeting will be held Sat-
urday, Nov. 13, at the Ben Franklin
Hotel in Philadelphia. Undergrad-
uate women are especially invited.

the guards will be Fred Olds and
Ralph Heikkinen, two seniors who
were mere reserves last year.
Ends Are Equal
The tackle positions have been as-
signed to Don Siegel, junior veteran,
who indicated last season that he
qualifies and Ronald "Joe" Savilla,i
West Virginia sophomore, who barely
rates the nod over Bill Smith, an-
other first-year man. Kipke has let-
termen Jim Lincoln and Earl Luby
for reserve duty.
State's two veteran. ends, Ole Nel-
son and Frank Gaines, have been
widely heralded, but Michigan coun-'
ters with a group of equally prom-
ising, if not equally capable, flank-
* ers. Art Valpey, senior, and either
Elmer Gedeon, a strictly "offensive"
threat, with his speed, kicking and
passing talents, or John Nicholson,
a towering man whose assets are good
blocking and defensive strength, have
(Continued on Page 3)

upon those unfortunates and thena
finally cut the hose into pieces for
But again morning brought head-
aches. The piper had to be paid soc
students circulated among facultyj
and business men with collectionf
pails to gather money to keep ar-
rested undergraduates from prison.-
And now Oct. 1 will enter Michi-c
gan's legendary hall of fame-thet
night when the Third Theatre Riot
Roll 'Em Up'
Chant 6,0001
In Pep Rally
Who's going to win that game?
Michigan of course!
Michigan's men and women-a1
cheering horde 6,000 strong-gave1
that indication most definitely last
night at the biggest and most spirited
pep meeting held here in recent
Filling Hill Auditorium to capacity,
the crowd of fighting mad Wolverine
fans, sick of losing game after game,J
needed only the dramatic entrance
of the 32-piece trumpet section's fan-I
fare and the parade of the 125-piece1
Varsity Band to its places to touchi
off an all-consuming and enveloping
roll of applause.
Bob Williams, '38, head cheer-
leader, and two of his cohorts Les
Eames, '39, and Bob Canning, '39,
next took over.,
"Take 'em off! Take 'em off! Roll I
'em up!" The time-honored yells of
all Michigan pep meetings greeted
the cheerleaders. Williams and the"
other cheerleaders only got order
after they rolled up their pant-legs
and removed their sweaters, revealing
the signs "Beat State" emblazoned on
their shirts.
Hugh Rader, '38, president of the
Men's Council and head entrepreneur
of the pep rally, introduced the guest
of honor, Coach Harry Kipke. Coach
Kipke too, had to submit to "Take
'em off!" but stemmed the tide by
showing his good-luck tie which was
covered with horseshoes and ex-
plained that the whole coaching staff
was wearing such charms for the
game today.
"The team is going to win," Kipke
said. "Just before I came over here,
I asked the boys if I could tell you
that. I'm getting damned tired of
losing football games."
After the band played the "Yellow
and Blue" to the accompaniment of
the cheering mob, Rader introduced
Prof. John L. Brumm, chairman of
the journalism department, who gave
"The March of Time" on how Mich-
igan might lose, but that in any
case it would be honorable victory
or glorious defeat. Professor Brumm
also "took 'em off."
The crowd then filed out of the au-
ditorium, but not to go home. Lib-
erty street was the next destination
where the annual "battle of the
Mfic'higran hatr" ~n +nan +

The first pre-football game riot in
nine years, touched off by a spirited
Hill Auditorium pep meeting, ended
last night in unestimated damage to
the Michigan Theatre and injury to a
policeman and snarled traffic in the
area for four hours.
Even tear gas, applied in Ann Ar-
bor last night for the first time since
lhe Torch murders five years ago, was
unable to disperse the mulish mob
of nearly 2,000. Gas was released
three times, at 9:45, at 12:05 and at
Three alleged ringleaders were held
at the Police Station for investiga-
tion. They are Robert Golden and
Martin Iessimer, both, sophomores
from River Rouge, and Albert Rich-
ards, whose status as a student was
not known last night.
Patrolman Rolland Gainsley was
taken to St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital
after being kicked during the second
tear gas barrage. Hospital officials
would not state his condition at 2
a~m. today.
Student Suffers Shock, Cuts
A sophomore, Clark Benham, of
Scarsdale, N.Y., suffered shock and
cuts over the left eye. He was in-
jured when the mob attempted to
force its way into the Michigan The-
atre. Witnesses said he was struck
by Robert Allen, assistant manager
of the theatre. Benham was taken
to the Health Service for treatment.
A patron of the theatre, Ed Col-
lins of Ann Arbor, was knocked un-
conscious for five minutes as he
walked into the solidly-packed mob.
He was dragged to a lawn on May-
nard Street, just off Liberty street,
where he was revived. Collins was
later taken to the hospital for med
ical treatment.
The mob was formed by students
milling from the pep meeting at 8:15.
About 1,500 drifted toward State
Street with sporadic cries of "Free
show at the Michigan," which soon
became a chorus. As the mob plunged
toward the theatre managers suc-
ceeded in locking doors, which pro-
voked the thwarted mob to general
destruction of the theatre's front.
Climbing one upon another and
ipon cars parked in front of the
Michigan, students smashed bulbs
from the marquee in the street.
Others scurried here and there for
garbage cans, the contents of which
they distributed extensively on the
theatre's front.
Start Fires In Streets
Simultaneously other students
carted crates and excelsior from be-
hind the Theatre for a bonfire in
Liberty street. Before the fire reached
great proportions Ann Arbor firemen
Short order was made of the fire
truck. Students immediately pro-
ceeded to:
1) Seize the ignition keys;
2) Throw the extinguisher in the
3) Let the air out of the truck
4) Remove the spare tires;
5) And carry the truck from the
street to the south sidewalk of Lib-
erty street between State and May-
nard sreets.
Firemen stood helplessly by. When
students finished work on the truck
the fire fighters, unable to find the
ignition keys, pushed the truck away.
Meanwhile a second bonfire was
started and police arrived in numbers.
Police were quiet for several minutes,
until about 9:45.- Then suddenly
they released tear gas and advanced
slowly toward each other from State
street and Maynard Street.
Move To State Street
The mass of students poured into
State street, packing both sidewalks
from Haven Hall to nearly Washing-
ton street. Some fled into Liberty
street stores. The crowd then quieted
and most of it dispersed.
Ann Arbor High School students,
returning from their team's 18-0 vic-
tory over Grosse Point High School,
tied up all traffic but their own as

they noisilly filed through State street
in autos half an hour later, about

Directs Team Play

Coaches Announce Starting Lineups

Michigan Wt.
Nicholson or .....186
Gedeon ..........192
Heikkinen ........180
Kodros ..........191
Olds .............192
Savilla ..........195
Valpey ..........201
Farmer ..........188
Hook or .........175
Ritchie ..........173
Renda or........152
Purucker ........170


Pos. Michigan State Wt.
L E Nelson ...........202



Speelman ..........193
Gortat ............170
Miknavitch ........175
Dudley ............173
Swartz ............191
Gaines .............187
Diebold ............170
Pingel .............175


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