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Editorial
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VOL. XLIX. No. 154 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1939

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Beck's Reply Today
Expected To Reject
DOnemand OnDanzig

Polish Minister Will Leave
Door Open For Peaceful
Talks, But Will Be Firm
Britain's Envoy Is
Active In Warsaw
WARSAW, May 4.-()-The Eu-
ropean struggle for power and secur-
ity comes to another cross-road to-
morrow when Foreign Minister Jo-
seph Beck is to answer in Parlia-
ment German demands for Danzig
and a part of Pomorze (Polish Cor-
ridor) with a speech that is expected
to be firm but peaceful in tone.
Usually informed observers were
confident the speech would not bar
the way to further negotiation with'
Germany, but they did expect Beck to
make plain that Poland would yield
none of her own territory, especially
under pressure which might be in-
terpreted as a threat of war.
Beck is replying to the April 28
Reichstag speech by Chancellor Hit-
ler denouncing the 1934 ten-year non-
aggression treaty with Poland but
offering to replace it with a 25-year
treaty 'if Poland agreed to the return
of Danzig as a free state within Ger-
many and to a sovereign German
route across the Polish Corridor to
East Prussia. Hitler said Germany
then would assure Poland free harbor
facilities, in Danzig and accept as
final German-Polish boundaries.
Kennard And Beck Confer
Britain's intense interest in the
Polish reply caused Sir Howard Ken-
nard, the British Ambassador, to
confer again today with Beck.
Shortly after the conference Clif-
ford Norton, counsellor of the British
Embassy, boarded a plane for Lon-
don. It was learned he would report
to the British Foreign Office, pre-
suthably f the nature of Beck's
speech.
At the same time it was learned
German radio stations had declined
to broadcast Beck's speech tomorrow.
Poles also held that rumored sug-
gestions of moderation from Britain
and Italy were not directly applicable
to a situation in which Polish na-
tional pride and vital interests are at
Istake.
The likelihood that Beck will speak
in an atmosphere of tension between
Poland and Germany became eyen
stronger today in the light of Warsaw
press charges that Germany expelled
a number of Poles from frontier zones
and that there had been a series of
anti-Polish incidents in the German
part of Silesia.
Stalin's Move In Doubt
MOSCOW, May 4,-(iP)-Joseph
Stalin took a stronger grip on Soviet
Russia's foreign policy today through
the displacement of Maxim Litvinoff,
by Premier Wyacheslaff Molotoff as
Commissar of Foreign Affairs.
The shake-up put Stalin's "right
hand" on the helm of foreign policy
and removed a proponent of collec-
tive security who long has been hated
by the Rome-Berlin axis.
But only the Kremlin knew how far
the Soviet course in international
politics might be changed by Premier
Molotoff's assumption of the foreign
commissariat in the midst of British-
French attempts to align Russia in
their bloc.
Seasondd students of the Moscow
scene said they would be in a better
position to judge Litvinoff's destiny
when they learned whether he was
,to be appointed to another post.
Because the 49-year-old Molotoff
understands Russian only, some ob-
servers thought his direotion of for-
eign affairs, in addition to the pre-
miership, was a temporary measure
and that there would be a new com-
missar later.
Drama Season

Star Replaced
Miss Trueman Takes Part
Of Ailing Miss Sands
The serious illness of Dorothy
Sands has forced the 1939 Dramatic
Season staff to substitute Paula
Trueman, in the roster of stars who
will appear here, it was announced
yesterday.
Miss Sands went directly into re-

Young Catholic Bishop
Depicts 'China Today'

REV. YU-PIN
* * *
The Most Rev. Paul Yu-Pin, Chi-s
nese Bishop of Sozusa and VicarC
Apostolic of Nanking, will speak on
"A Picture of China Today" at 4:15 t
p.m. today in the Lydia Mendelssohnt
Theatre. The lecture is open to thet
public. -
Bishop Yu-Pin is here for a three-t
day. stay as guest of Father Thomast
R. Carey, rector of St. Thomas Cath-o
olic Church. He is touring the coun-V
try as a special envoy of the Chineset
government in the interest of relief
for the Chinese people.
Only 38 years old, Bishop Yu-Pnt
is one of the youngest bishops of the
Catholic church in the world. c
Coach 'rsler
Opens ProgramY
Of Press Group
700 High School Studentst
Attend MIPA Conclave;1
Talks, Clinics Featured
Head Coach Herbert O. Crisler will
open today's sessions of the 18th an-
nual Michigan Interscholastic Press
Association, when he speaks at a
general asembly at 9 a.m. in the
Union Ballroom.
The MIPA convention sponsored by
the journalism department, has an
attendance of 700 high school stu-
dents representing about 200 schools.
The delegatesewere taken on a tour of
the campus yesterday afternoon and,
following a general assembly last
night at which Prof. John L. Brumm
of the journalism department made1
a welcoming address, were conductedf
through The Daily and the Ann Arbor
News.z
General Assembly Called
Today's activities will include a
general assembly at 1:30 p.m. in the
Union Ballroom at which Prof. Rich-
ard Fuller of the sociology depart-4
ment will speak, a banquet at 6:151
p.m. in the Union which will feature
a talk by Ben East of Booth News-..
papers, a dance at 9 p.m. in the Unioni
and various clinics for newspapersi
and annuals. The clinics will be held
at 10 am. and 11 a.m. in the Union.
At 2:30 p.m. in the Union sectional
meetings on phases of newspaper
work will be held. Prof. John L.
Shepard of the psychology depart-
ment will speak on "Sifting Propa-
ganda," Allen Shoenfield of the De-
troit News will demonstrate inter-
view technique, Helen Bower of the
Detroit Free Press will talk on "The
Woman's Place in Journalism" Dr.
Marion Magoon of Michigan State
Normal College will speak on "Crea-
tive Writing," Ernest La Follette of'
the Cardieux School in Grosse Point
will discuss photography in the an-
nual and Prof. Wesley Maurer of the
journalism department will talk on
Snewswrting.
Jackson To Speak
The sectional meetings will con-
tinue at 3:30 p.m. with a speech on
column writing by H. C. L. Jackson
of the Detroit News, a discussion of
-offset printing by W. H. Barton of

MeritdSystemI
Abandoned By
State's Senate
10,000 Civil Servants Facea
Loss Of Their Jobs Ifc
Governor Approves Billa
Republicans Vote b
Solidly For Revision t
LANSING, May 4.-()')-The Sen-
ate led Republican opponents of the w
State's Civil Service system to the
realization of their hopes today and e
laid on Governor Dickinson's desk a is
bill which will remove two-thirds of s
the State's 17,500 employes from
merit system jurisdiction. d
Indications were that the Governorv
will not act upon the measure im- t
mediately, but will, as he said, "gived
both sides," a hearing. t
"Insurgent" Republicans joineda
with the "administration" group to 1
pass the Civil Service measure and to
give it immediate effect. The latter
was approved by a vote of 22 to 8,
with not an extra vote to spare.. The
Democrats stood solidly against the
immediate effect clause, but Sen.Carl
W. Bischoff, "infant" Democratic
member from Detroit, voted with the
Republican majority on the passage.
In a Lansing newspaper today, 100
'Democrat and Republican employes
in 10 departments" of the State in-
serted an advertisement asking the
Governor to veto the measure.
"Now 10,000 of us are told by less
than a hundred legislators, who won
their jobs through votes secured for(
them by political parties on the basist
of pledged support of Civil Service,'
that we do not have the right to work,
that our homes are not secure, thatl
our marriages were a bad risk, that l
we-trained and tested in our respec-
tive fields-must make room for per-
sons qualified by only by political b
faith but secured by faithless poli- 0
tics," the advertisement said. 4
The soleddefection from Republi- d
can ranks was Sen. Allen G. Luding-
ton, Detroit, who has been a consis- 1
tent opponent of the revision mea- e
sure. Ludington, however, voted for V
immediate effect. (
Although the measure had failed w
yesterday in the midst of a contro- .1
versy over the anti-boss bill, which
also was defeated, Republican whips
forced their ranks into line over-i
night. Sen. Leonard J. Paterson, Re- o
publican, Sandusky, made the mo-t
tion to reconsider yesterday's action.a
It carried without a record vote. G
'I
Chinese TaieI
Today Will Aid
War Sufferers
Sable Cicada Begins 3-Day ,
Run At 8:30 P.M. Today;f
Students To Stage Show
"Sable Cicada," Chinese moving
picture, opens a three-performance
engagement here at 8:30 p.m. today
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre,
with an all-Chinese stage show ac-
companying it. Other performances
will be given at 2:30 p.m. and 8:30
p.m. tomorrow.
Starring the famous Chinese
actress, Violet Koo, "Sable Cicada"
was produced in China, has Chinesel
incidental music, and a Chinese dia-
logue in the Mandarin dialect witht

translated sub-titles in Engilsh. It
is the only extant example of the
traditional Chinese theatre trans-'
lated into motion pictures.
Featured in the stage show will be
an exhibition of the Chinese game
of shuttle-cock played by three mem-
bers of the Chinese Students Club
which is sponsoring the entertain-
nent, Ruh-Feng Heo, Mary Au-Yang'
and Susie Loo. Also on the program
will be a piano solo by Celia Chao,
Chinese folk songs by Chia-Ren
Yang and a number of Chinese selec-
tions played by a music ensemble
composed of Tze-Tan Yu, Chi-Chuan
Shen, Chang-Kuei Tsu, Uho Tsao
and Shu-Kwang Hu playing native
instruments.
The story of Sable Cicada, or chirp-
ing cricket, a Chinese maiden, is a
classic known as the Romance of
the Three Kingdoms, covering a
period of Chinese history about 200
A.D.
The price of admission for all seats
at all performances is 50 cents. Profits
from the show will be used for medi-
' l a 4 n 'cin

Fresh Air Fund
Tag. Day Sales
.exceed_$1,1001
Tag Day 'sales on campus yester-
ay netted $1,137.90, well above the
amount received in the drive last
year, Howard Holland, Grad., general
chairman of the Tag Day committee,
announced yesterday.
This figure includes the collections
nade downtown, but not those pledged
y fraternities, dormitories and fac-
ulty members, Holland said. When
hese contributions are received, he
predicted, the grand total is certain
o exceed the goal ofr$1,200 which
was set by the committee.
More than 25,000 tags were print-
d for the sale of which approximate-
y 18,000 were sold. The total tag
ale last year was 15,000, he said.
The unusual success of this year's
drive was attributed to zealous women
volunteers and women's organiza-
ions on campus. The campaign con-
ducted downtown was almost en-
irely by women, it was announced,
and was the most successful one in
is memory.
Soft Coal Miners
Lay Down Tools
In Four States
Move Threatens Severest
National Walkout In 17
Years; 458,000 Are Out
NEW YORK, May 5. (Friday)-
;)-The soft coal industry moved
oward a complete shut-dwn early
oday when miners in four more
states laid down their picks -and
hose in 14 others prepared to do
ikewise before midnight.
The 8-state Appalachian area had
been closed since April 1, with 338,-
00 miners idle. By midnight tonight
d58,000 diggerscin the bituminous in-
ustry were scheduled to be idle.
The greatest national walkout in
17 years-threatened since March 31,
expiration date of the United Mine
Workers' contract with the Appala-
Chian operators-materialized when
weeks of fruitless negotiations col-
apsed yesterday.
Failure to agree on a new contract,
overing the Appalachian area and.
intended as a model for contracts in
other regions, effectuated earlier con-
tingent orders for a walkout of an
additional 100,000 in the 18 bitumin-
ous states outside that area.
The states already affected by the
new shut-down were Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa and Western Kentucky. While
25,000 miners in Illinois joined the
movement, 18,000 others in the state
-members of the Progressive Mine
Workers of America (AFL)-in-
tended to continue work. The UMW
is the backbone of the CIO.
Meanwhile, in Washington, Secre-
tary of Labor Perkins said "there is
hope" for solution of the situation in
further conferences scheduled today.
Reorganization
PlanRejected
Publications Board To Pick
Three Ranking Editors
The Board in Control of Student
Publications yesterday announced
that it had rejected the petition for
reorganizing The Daily submitted by

17 of the 21 junior and senior editors,
and reaffirmed its power to appoint
the three high-ranking Daily editors.
The statement, issued by the
Board'ssecretary, Prof. Edson R.
Sunderland of the Law School fol-
lows :
"Voted, that the Board in Control
of Student Publications shall, as here-
tofore, appoint the managing editor
of the Michigan Daily, rather than
delegate such appointment to all or
part of the members of the senior
editorial staff.
"Voted that the Board shall also
as heretofore, appoint the City Edi-
tor, and Editorial Director of The
Daily, and that the Managing Editor
City Editor and Editorial Director
shall jointly select the remaining
members of the editorial staff sub-
ject to the approval of the Board."
House Probes Status
Of W. J ,Cameron

Fraternities Will Provide Plenty
Of Hair-Raising Thrills For All'

Super-Swooper' Sweeps
Field House Roof; Maze
Of 'Inferno' Recreated
By BURTON S. GAVITT
Suspended cars swooping through
space on elevator cables, recreations!
of Dante's Inferno* and crews of'
slinky gypsies looking into the future
will be but a few of the spectacles that
will confront those who turn out for
the third Annual Michigras, Friday
and Saturday nights at Yost Field
House.
Fifty-seven campus fraternities
and sororities will bend their efforts
to turning out unique booths. A ma-
jority of the entries will also expend'
their ingenuity on floats.
"The Super-Swooper," Delta Tau
Delta's sky-rider seems to take the
lead thus far for sensationalism. One
hundred fifty feet of elevator cablk
will be strung between the. Field
House's press box and the bleacher
seats on the far side of the building.
A car, supported by the cables, will
travel between the two points at an

average height of 47 feet from the
ground surface, holding four persons
at once. The University's civil engi-
neering department has been charged
with the duty of checking the mathe-
matical calculations necessary in this
undertaking. The weight of the car
with passengers will be approximate-
ly a half ton, the cable being capable
of withstanding a load of 6,500
pounds.
Another fraternity sure to rank
near the top in providing thrills is
Sigma Chi with an adaptation of
Dante's famous Inferno, a baffling
maze covering 300 linear feet. Inside
the maze will be ten or more devices
to provoke terror. Appropriate sound
effects will be furnished by phono-
graphs and public address systems.
Continuing the mystic and terrible,.
sorority Alpha Delta Pi and the Ann
Arbor Independents will amaze
patrons with the ancient arts of for-
tune telling and phrenology. The last
reduced to every day language being
the giving of advice concerning love
life and business by feeling head
bumps and measuring "your head."

ml

Half-Mile Parade Heralds
Third Michigras Carnival;
Field House Opens At 74:30

Grave Crises
Face England,
Dumond Says
Comprehensive Programs
Outlined By McClusky
To Education Meeting
England today is faced with the
greatest external crisis since the
French Revolution and with the
greatest internal crisis since the 17th
century, Prof. Dwight L. Dumond
of the history department told the
fourth day's meeting of the Adult
Education Institute.
* The Liberal and Labor parties that
propose to democratize England's so-
cial and economic aristocracy have
materially weakened the govern-
ment's foreign policy by the stiff
opposition to conscription and in-
creased rearmaments, he declared.
Despite his recent declarations that
he will not run for the presidency in
1940,, Sen. Arthur Vandenberg of
Michigan remains a strong possibility
to gain the Republican nomination,
Prof. Paul M. Cuncannon of the po-
litical science department stated in
the fourth talk of the series on Con-
temporary American Figures.
In the third lecture of the Adult
Education Series, Prof. Howard Y.
McClusky of the education school de-
clared that "a comprehensive pro-
gram of adult education must serve
the entire community."
The shortcomings of group or-
ganizations in the community, Pro-
fessor McClusky observed, include
the unplanned and unrelated com-
munity efforts, the tendency to pro-
mote.the interest of the organization
as an end in itself, the concentration
of group leaders as a small minority
and the hyper-activity of some groups
while others are completely neglected.
As a remedy for this situation,
Professor McClusky suggested a body
in which all civic groups are equally
represented to plan continuously and
systematically for the community as
a whole.
In his second lecture on "The Art
of Listening to Music," Prof. Glenn
(continued on Page 6)
Berry To Talk
At Convocation
Education School To Fete
Over 250 Candidates
More than 250 candidates who
expect to receive teachers' certificate:
this year will be honored at 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday at the School of Education'.

Dr. Judd Urges
Boycott Of Sill
To HaltJapan
Missionary Declares War'
Only Other Alternative
United States Can Use
By CARL PETERSENI
American women must choose be-1
tween sacrificing their silk stockings1
today or their sons in the future to1
stop the Japanese military jugger-!
naut which, sustained, by the ec-3
onomic power of the United States,I
is crushing the life out of China, Dr.
Walter H. Judd, declared in a lec-
ture before 600 persons in the Gradu-
ate School Auditorium last night. '
Emphasizing that one-third of all
the bombs which the Japanese drop,
by intention, on the defenseless popu-
lation centers of China are manufac-
tured in the United States; that four
out of every five gallons of gasoline
whch power the planes that carry
them are purchased in the United
States, he outlined a four-point pro-
gram to stop Japanese aggression.
These included: (1) boycotting of
┬░apanese goods in the United States;
(2) communicating to members of
Congress the sentiment of the people
against aggression; (3) acting as in-
formants about the actual conditions
under which Japanese warfare is be-
ing carried on, (4) contributing more
generously to all those agencies
which are sending help in food and
clothing and medical supplies to the
Chinese.

4,000 Students Expected
To Swell Four Funds
As They Pay To Play
Mayor And 2 Deans
Will Inspect Floats
The third annual Michigras, her-
alded by a mammoth parade of more
than 50 units stretching out a half-
mile in length, will open its doors to
the spending public at 7:30 p.m. to-
night in Yost Field Mouse.
More than 4,000 students are ex-
pected to attend the carnival, Judg-
ing by last year's first night attend-
ance. The proceeds of the Michigras
will be given to funds benefitting the
Women's Athletic Association, the
Band, the Glee Club, and the Dean's
discretionary fund.
Floats Feature Parade
Included in the parade, which will
begin at 4:15 p.m. on East Huron
St. between Division and State, will
be numerous floats entered by fra-
ternities, sororities and Ann Arbor
high school students. The floats will
be judged by Mayor Walter C. Sad-
ler, Dean Joseph A. Bursley and
Dean Alice Lloyd, who will present
the winners in the fraternity and
sorority divisions with gold cups. The
high school entrants will be reward-
ed by admissions to the Michigras.
Contributing to the entertainment
at the huge carnival will be more than
50 booths entered by fraternities,
sororities and various independent
organizations. The rides at the Michi-
gras this year, it was announced yes-
terday by Donald Belden, '39E, gen-
eral chairman, will be a ferris wheel,
a tilt-o-plane, a "whip" and Delta
Tau Delta's "Sky Ride."
Booths Listed
Among the booths along the mid-
way are: Alpha Xi Delta's "Pitching
Woo," Kappa Alpha Theta's "Ring
Ferdy," Pi Beta Phi and Phi Kappa
Psi's "Starlit Roof," and the more
politically conscious "Soak Hitler,"
Sigma Phi's entry. The independent
men's Congress will operate five
booths.
A new system of prizes, inaugurat-
ed this year at the Michigras, will
enable customers to accumulate their
evening's winnings and' get a more
substantial reward for their efforts.
Carnival scrip, termed "Michibucks,"
will ,be given out at each of the
booths in addition to the regular
prizes, redeemable at a prize booth
at the north end of the Field House..
Smick Chose
To Face Illini
TeamToday'
Michigan Needs To Sweep
Both Games To Remain
In Conference Running
Michigan's title hopes, several
shades brighter after three impres-

300 To Attend t
Youth Conclavet
Local Students To Discuss1
Democracy, War Today?
The 19 3 9 Washtenaw County
Youth Conference will open at 1 p.m.
today in the Bethlehem Evangelical
Church when 300 high school stu-
dents are expected to meet for a one-
day convention to discuss democracy,
war, and recreations. The theme of
the conference is "Building Today,'
'Personality for Tomorrow."~
The meeting is being sponsored by
leaders in the 11 high schools of this
county, by officials of Boy Scout
troops, of the Washtenaw Council
of Churches and Religious Education,
Allied Youth, 4-H Clubs, Dunbar Cen-
ter, YWCA and YMCA.
Prof. Aiton Will Speak
At Congress Installation

sive non-conference performances,
meet their supreme test today, when
the Wolverines play host to Illinois on
Ferry Field this afternoon.
The game, which is the first of a
two-game series, will begin at 4:05
p.m. and admission is free to students
presenting identification cards.
The Illini, who rated among the
pre-season favorites to cop the Big
Ten championship, own a record of
three wins against a solitary loss, but
in the past week have run head-on In
to the injury jinx, and have been de-
prived of the services of their two top
pitchers, Johnny Pacotti and Meyers
Schuckman. Lenny Kallis, hard-hit-
ting third baseman, also is a doubtful
starter due to a, bad knee.
Varsity Needs Sweep
With an even record in their only
two Conference games played, the
Wolverines need a sweep of this se-
ries to keep up with the leaders and
rate serious title consideration. A
split will greatly hinder their chances
while a double loss would prove fatal.
Coach Ray Fisher will bank on big
Danny Smick to stop the Illini, who
rank among the leading batting teams
in the Conference. With Pacotti and
Schuckman incapacitated, C o a c h

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