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Arms Act Is Signed Booths And Modernistic

Democrats Kill Resolution
For Rejection Of Plan
With Some GOP Aid
Army And Navy
Get $153,000,000
WASHINGTON, May 3. -(/P)--
House Democrats, with some Republi-
can help, gave President Roosevelt a
virtual guarantee today that his first
plan for reorganization of the Gov-
ernment would become effective
June 24.
They killed, 264 to 128, a resolu-
tion by Representative Taber (Rep.-
N.Y.) to reject the plan, which pro-
vides for mnerging a score of govern-
ment agencies into three new bureaus
handling welfare, works and lending
Under the Reorganization Act, a
presidential reorganization proposal
becomes effective 60 days after the
President submits it to Congress, un-
less both houses disapprove. Rep.
Warren (Dem.-N.C.), sponsor of the
Act, said that today's vote clinched
victory for the President's first plan,
unless Congress adjourned before
June 24, the date the 60-day period
If adjournment occurred before
that date, he said, the President would
be forced to submit the plan all over
again next year, and both chambers
of Congress would have a new chance
to. vote on it. However, Congress is
generally expected to remain in ses-
sion for some time after June 24.
Today's fight in the House was
one of the most unusual of the year,
because Democrats were so confident
of the results. Republican speakers
sliouted long and loudly against the
reorganization programs. Ordinarily
the Democrats would have barked
back at every opportunity, but today
they had agreed in advance to let
the Republicans-as Representative
Warren put it-"shell the woods" as
long as they wanted to. They declined
to reply to most of the arguments,
then showed their power on the final
Roosevelt Signs Bill
WASHINGTON, May 3. -(p)- A
$153,000,000 bill to provide miscellan-
eous fighting equipment for the Army
and to add new ships to the Navy was
signed into law by President Roose-
velt today.
In addition to this, the House Naval
Committee approved an expenditure
of $6,660,000, with which the Navy
would overhaul five old battleships-
the Tennessee, California, Colorado,
Maryland, and West Virginia-and
make modern fighting craft of them.
At the same time, the Navy, with
an eye to an eventual increase in the
efficiency of its enlisted personnel,
increased the term of enlistment from
four to six years. The order is to be-
come effective on July 1, when the
Navy expects to have completed the
enlistment of 5,000 new recruits with
which to man its expanded fleet.
The appropriation approved by the
President would permit the Army to
buy or contract for the purchase of
$110,000,000 worth of what it terms
critical items-tanks, anti-tank guns,
rifles, gas masks, artillery, ammuni-
tion,-and other equipment. A total
of $36,500,000 was for the Navy's fleet
expansion program, and $6,539,000
was earmarked for strengthening
coastal defenses in the continental
United States, the Canal Zone and
insular possessions.
Vienna Judge

Talks Sunday
Former Justice To Speak
On JewishProblems
A former presiding justice of the
Vienna Supreme Court, Dr. Manfred
Arie, will speak on "Austria under
Hitler" at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Ly-
dia Mendelssohn Theatre. The lec-
ture is open to the public and is be-
ing sponsored by the Hillel Founda-

__________________- Third Annual Carnival
Judd To Speak Cup To Be Given
oday On u.s. Outstanding Float
Role h-Heralded by various and sundry
ublicity efforts and a parade more
an a half-mile in length, the third
annual Michigras will fqrmally open
its doors at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in
Yost Field House.
The carnival, the proceeds of which
will benefit funds for the Women's
Athletic Association, the Band, the
lee Club and the Dean's discretion-
ary fund, will feature entertainments
and booths planned by more than.
50 fraternities, sororities and inde-
pendent organizations.rSuch peren-
nially popular enterprises as Beta
Theta Pi's "Follies Berserk" and
Lambda Chi Alpha's "O'Shaugh-
nessy's Saloon" will head the list of
booths appearing on the Michigras
In keeping with the carnival's
theme of "The'World of Today and
'omorrow" decorations will lean to-
ward the futuristic, it was announced
yesterday by Donald Belden, '39E,
general chairman of the fair. An
added feature will be provided by
Delta Tau Delta's "Sky Ride," which
Medical Missionary Hopes will convey passengers high in the
air from one side of the huge field
To Persuade Country Not house to the other.
To Give Japan Aid The parade which will presage the
opening of the gala carnival tomor-
Dr. Walter H. Judd, recently re- row afternoon will have more than
turned to the United States after 10 50 units, principally floats entered
years as a missionary doctor in China, by fraternities, sororities and vari-
will speak on "The Significance for ous Ann Arbor organizations. The
America of the Japanese Invasion of most ingenious and best executed
China" at 8:15 p.m. today in the floats will be judged by Mayor Wal-
Rackham Auditorium. ter C. Sadler, Dean Joseph A. Bursley
Dr. Judd served as a medical mis- and Dean Alice Lloyd, and the win-
sionary in South China for six years iers presented with gold cups.
and in North China for four. His ,
mission hospital in Fenchow, Shansi Adult Education
province, was in the territory taken
over last'year by the Japanese armies, ea
and he has observed first-hand the nstitute Q r s
horrors of modern totalitarian war-
fare. Pr f
On a year's furlough from his works oc
in China, Dr. Judd has carried on,
since coming to the United States late Paul McNutt Is Seeking
last year, extensive activities, includ-
ing lectures, appearances before Con- Democratic Nomination,
gressional committees and an audi- Prof. Cuneannon Says
ence with President Roosevelt, press-
ing for the cession of the United Declaring emphatically that "de-
States' economic participation in the mocracy and efficiency are not incom-
Chinese-Japanese conflict. patible," Prof. James K. Pollock of
Dr. Judd appeared here Jan. 11 the political science department told
when he was sponsored by a student the third day's meeting of the Adult
committee and Dr. Edward W. Blake- Education Institute yesterday that it
man, counselor in religious education, is the duty of present-day democra-
Since that time he has toured the cies to adjust their ideals and institu-
country lecturing before every type of tions - to the needs of a more com-
group in behalf of the American plex international scene.
Committee for Non-Participation in Professor Pollock, giving the third
Japanese aggression. olof+,T"nnin nIn-

Students Begin
Press Meeting
Here Tonight,
700 High School Delegates
Are ExpectedTo Gather
For MIPA Convention
Discussion Groups
Will Be Featured
High school journalists f r o m
throughout the state will open the
18th annual convention of the Michi-
gan Interscholastic Press Association
with a reception tonight at the Union.
More than 700 students repre-
senting approximately 200 high
schools are expected to attend the
three-day conference sponsored by
the journalism department. Follow-
ing the reception the students will be
conducted through the Publications
Building to see how a daily neWspa-
per is run and, if time permits, will
also visit the Ann Arbor News.
'Clinics' Featured
Among the special features of the
convention are the various "clinics"
or discussion sections on the particu-
lar problems of high school journal-
ism. These clinics, which will be led
by experts, begin tomorrow morning.
Among those scheduled to speak
are Herbert O. Crisler, H.C.L. Jack-
son of the Detroit News, Helen Bower
of the Detroit Free Press, Arthur W.
Stace of the Ann Arbor News, Prof.
John Shepard of the psychology de-
partment, Prof. Bennett Weaver of
the English department, Prof. Milo
Ryan of the journalism department
of Wayne University and Prof. John
L. Brumm, Prof. Wesley Maurer and
Prof. Donald Haines of the journal-
ism department.
Scholarships To Be Given
Two annual scholarships named in
honor of Professor Brumm will be
offered at the convention. These
scholarships will be offered to junior
and senior journalism departments1
to be chosen by the department with
high scholastic rating as the main"
basis for judgment. The awards. are
being presented by the Council of Ad-
visers of high school publications
from funds available to the MIPA.
Theta Sigma Phi and Sigma Delta
Chi, honorary journalism societies
are cooperating with the journalism
department in managing the con-
vention. Housing of delegates is in
the hands of a University committee'
headed by Wilfred B. Shaw, director
of the Bureau of Alumni Relations.
Ruthven's Father
Dies Suddenly
President Leaves Today
To Attend Ceremonies'
John Ruthven, 94, father of Presi-
dent Ruthven and a pioneer railroad
man in the West, died yesterday of
heart failure in the Iowa community
which he founded more than a half-
century ago and which bore his name.
President Ruthven planned to leave
this morning to attend funeral cere-
John Ruthven actively participat-
ed in the building of the West. Born
in Shotts, Scotland, he came to the
United States at the age of 35. He
lived in Chicago for a period, serving
as a railroad contractor for Mil-
waukee, Chicago and St. Paul. He was
a member of the group which ac-
complished one of the famous histori-
cal acts of the region when they built

a railroad from Chicago into Mil-
waukee and then on to South Dakota.
For many years a railroad con-
tractor, John Ruthven served in his
later years as superintendent of laud
holdings he had acquired. He had
been in retirement recently.
John Ruthven was married to
Katherine Rombough, who died in
1929, the year President Ruthven took
office. Co-incidently, it was on the
10th anniversary of his assuming the
presidency that his father died.
President Iuthven had visited his
father only last fall and described
him as being in good health at the
time. Death came soon after he
passed his 94th birthday.
Danish Physiologist Talks
Here Today On Posture
Dr. August Krogh, Nobel Prize win-
ner from the University of Copen-
hagen, Denmark, will deliver a
University lecture on "The Regula-
tion of Circulation in Man in Relation



Maxim Litvinoff Ousted

Non -AggressionProposal



Tag Day Salesmen Take Posts
As Drive Opens This Morning

Germany Seeks Bilateral
Treaties With Six Baltic
And Scandanavian States
Removal May Stall
Three Power Pact


-Daily Photo By Bogle
Among the "firsters" is Phil Westbrook (center) as he has the season's
first Fresh Air Camp Tag pinned to his lapel by Jane Jewitt. Tom Adams
bends an approving glance. All three are directing the tag sales drive.



League Marks
Tenth Birthday
Past Presidents Attend
The Michigan League will mark its
10th anniversary with a birthday
party dinner at 6 p.m. today, to be
followed by a theatre party at the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Mrs.
Irene B. Johnson is general chair-
man of the affair.
Dean Alice C. Lloyd will preside
at the banquet. The group will see
a pantomine dance recital at the
Mendelssohn, given by the Modern
Dance Club.
Special Invitations have been is-
sued to former presidents of the
League. Mrs. Helen Ames Diekhoff,
1922-23, Miss Helen Delbridge, 1923-
24, Mrs. Doris McDonald Coulter,
1918-19, Mrs. Katherine Koch Blunt,
'31-'32; Mrs. Marguerite Clark Miller,
'20-'21, and Miss Charlotte Rueger,
'36-'37. Mrs. Helen Humphreys
Hoke, '15-16; Mrs. Florence Burton
Roth, '04-'05; Miss Gay Mayer, '33-
'34; Mrs. F r i e d a Kleinschmidt
Blankenburg, Mrs. Walter B. Pills-
bury, '02-'03; Miss Louise Stickney,
'95-'96; Mrs. Nathan S. Potter III,
'27-'28; Miss Jean Seeley, '35-'36;
Miss Hope Hartwig, '37-'38 and Jean
Holland, '39, the retiring president
will also attend.
Gifts of, flowers for the dinner
tables have been received from many
persons in the city, Mrs. Rollin r.

taik or the Internationail Reiations ;
Series, ridiculed the claim that in-
efficiency and slowness are inherent
in a democratic system, maintaining
that the trouble lies not with the sys-
tem but with the people and theirj
Speaking in the third of the series
on Contemporary American Figures,
Prof. Paul M. Cuncannon of the po-
litical science department said thatI
Indiana's Paul McNutt is the frank-1
est and most aggressive Democrat;
seeking the 1940 presidential nomina-
Excitement-loving McNutt, now,
high commissioner to the Philippines,,
has no false modesty, Professor Cun-
cannon declared, and his boom was
the first to get started. A former
national commander of the Ameri-
can Legion, McNutt served as gover-
nor of Indiana and was head of one of
the most "vicious and corrupt" politi-
cal machines in the history of In-
diana politics,, he added. He was a
failure as a Hoosier governor, Pro-
fessor Cuncannon observed, but has
(Continued on Page 3)
Rev. White To Speak
At MeetingOf ASU
Rev. Horace White of the Ply-
mouth Congregational Church, De-
troit, will speak on "The Negro and
the New Deal," at a meeting of the
American Student Union to be held in
the North Lounge of the Union at
8 p.m. today. Barton Beatty, Grad.,
will act as chairman and will intro-
duce the speaker.
The position of the Negro as af-
fected by New Deal legislation as well

For full list of posts and Tag
Day solicitors see pages two, three
and eight.
More than 450 students will open
the annual Tag Day drive today-the
largest of the eighteen campaigns,
that have been conducted in support
Bob Crosby's
Band To Play
At Senor Ball'
Dance Tickets Go On Sale
May 17; Band Is Rated
One Of TheTop Three
Two months of negotiations were
climaxed yesterday when arrange-
ments were completed for Bob Cros-
by and his Dixieland Band to play
for the Senior Ball, which will be
held June 16 at the Intramural Build-
The band, considered in popular
music circles as one of the top three
in the country, had been selected by
members of the Ball committee and
Senior Class officers as that most
desired for the dance, according to
William F. Grier, '39, general chair-
In announcing negotiations had
been completed, Grier declared "We're
paying one of the highest prices for
any class dance in many years, but
since Crosby and his band were the
popular choice of the class we did
not hesitate in signing him."
Tickets for the dance, Grier said,
will 'go on sale Wednesday, May 17, at
the Union and League.
Crosby, who overcame the handicap
of starting out with a famous broth-
er, "Bing," is rated near the top of
popular musicians by musical critics.
Metronome magazine, a bible of
swing devotees, rated him third best
as a "swingster," and third as an
all-around favorite for 1938.
Other members of the committee
are Betty Spangler, '39, co-chairman
(Continued on Page 5)
Bazaar Will Open
At League Today
The Spring Bazaar, sponsored by
many faculty members including
Deany AliceLloyd, opens11 p.m. to-
day at the League where Chinese
articles will be offered for sale in an
effort to raise funds for student and
civilian relief.
Many of the articles on sale at the
Bazaar have been donated by Chinese
students, some unobtainable in this
The collection contains specimens
of cloisonne from Peiping, obtain-

of Fresh Air Camp, according to
Howard Holland, Grad.
"Advance returns from fraternities,1
sororities and dormitories are 100r
per cent greater than those madeX
last year," Holland said, "and there
is every indication that this year'sN
drive will out-class all previous ones."t
Tag salesmen Will take their posts,c
in groups of three, at 8 a.m. and will
continue selling throughout the day.
All principle campus locations will
be manned by volunteer salesmen who1
have been organized under the direc-
tion of Phil Westbrook, '40 and Jane1
Jewitt, '40.
The success of the advance cam-
paign, Holland said, is due to the
excellent cooperation of all the com-
mitteemen, and especially of the fivec
chairmen: Tom Adams, '40, Roberta
Moore, '40, Robert Hartwell, '39E,
Clarence Kresin, '39, and Herbert
Leake, '42E.
Fraternal organizations downtowni
have joined the Ann Arbor merchantsi
this year in cooperating with the stu-i
dent committees, and have been anc
important aid in the publicity work,t
Holland added.1
The Tag Day committee has set
$1,500 as its goal in thendrive today,
which is $500 higher than the amountIt
collected in the campaign last year,
according to Holland. The committee,
he said, has every reason to believe
that this figure will be reached.
Michigan State
Defeats Golfers
Team Meets Its First Loss
After Seven Matches ,
Led by their Captain, Roy Nelson,
who shot a blazing sub-par 68 on
the University Course yesterday af-
ternoon, the Michigan State golf
team chalked up a 10-8 win over the
Wolverines to hand them their first
loss of the season and halt the home
team's string of successive wins at
Nelson birdied three holes, parred
five, and went two over on an easy
par three to card a 35 on the initial
nine. He then shot three birdies and
six pars on the back stretch to come
in with a 33 to give him a 68 on the
The sub-par shooting of the Spar-
tans' number one man was too much
for Jack Emery, and he lost all three
points to him. He dropped seven holes
to the Michigan State captain going
out when he scored a 40, but managed
to hold him down to only two holes
on the back nine with a par 36.
Capt. Bob Palmer, playing num-
ber three for Coach Courtright's
(Continued on Page 6)
Seniors Urged To Place
Announcement Orders
Graduating seniors in all depart-
ments were urged to place their orders

It was understood the French and
Russian ministers had agreed to the
meeting, since they will be in Ge-
neva for the League of Nations
council on that date.
Action May Isolate Poland
BERLIN, May 3.-(P)--Germany
moved swiftly today to forestall'in-
clusion of northern European states
in the British-French bloc and at
the same time sought to isolate Po-
land, now anxiously considering Ger-
man demands.
Proposals have been sent to six
Scandinavian and Baltic countries
for bilateral pacts of non-aggressior
which foreign office quarters indicat-
ed involved pledges, either specific or
implied, on the part of those coun-
tries not to favor any other group of
Will Meet Here
150 Expected At Annual
Convention Tomorrow
More than 150 members are expect-
ed to attend the annual meeting of
the Central Section of the American
Anthropological Association tomorrow
and Saturday Prof. Leslie White of
the anthropology department, presi-
dent of the organization, announced
Papers will be presented by eminent
anthropologists and archeologists of
the middle west. Professor Fay-Coop-

LONDON, May 3.-(RP)-The
fate of British-French-Soviet
discussions on European security
measures was obscured tonight
by the sudden removal of Soviet
Commissar Maxim Litvinoff as
Britain offered to exchange non-
aggression agreements with Ger-
The surprise Soviet move cre-
ated grave doubt there would be
any meeting of*the foreign minis-
ters of the three powers.
MOSCOW, May 3.--(,)-The So-
viet government tonight disclosed
Maxim Litvinoff, veteran represen-
tative of Soviet Russia at Europe's
council tables, had been supplanted
as Commissar for Foreign Affairs.
Vyacheslaff Molotoff, chairman of
the Council of People's Commissars,
was given the foreign affairs com-
missariat to add to his previous duties
An official radio broadcast said
Litvinoff had been "released at his
own request."
The veteran diplomat, who had
been in virtual charge of the com-
missariat since 1921, made his last
public appearance as foreign affairs
chieftain Monday when he appeared
with other leaders on top'of Lenin's
tomb to review a giant May Day
Litvinoff's "release" produeed a
sensation among foreign diplomats
in Moscow as well as the Soviet Re-
Envoysm were reluctant to give' a
hasty opinion of what it portends but
they agreed a vital turn in Russian
foreign policy appeared to have come.
The Soviet foreign office made no
comment, however.
British Offer Cooperation
LONDON, May 3.-()P)-The Brit-
ish government offered to exchange
non-aggression assurances with Ger-
many today and tried to break the
deadlock in British-French attempts
to get Soviet Russia into a triple al-
liance with them.
Foreign Secretary Viscount Hali-
fax ' was said to havensuggested a
meeting with the French and Rus-
sian foreign ministers, Georges Bon-
net and Maxim Litvinoff, at Geneva
May 15 in an effort to reach agree-

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