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Occasional showers or thunder-
storms today and tomorrow


Lw igan


The Postman
Always Rings
More Accomplishments
OfThe WPA . . .



Gibb Arrested;
Wins Release
After Posting
Warrant Issued By Payne
Charges Former Clerk
EmbezzledCity Funds
Luella Smith Named
To Succeed To Post
Emmett M. Gibb, resigned county
clerk, was arrested last night on a
charge of embezzlement of public
Gibb was required to post a $5,000
bond. The arrest was ordered in a
warrant issued yesterday afternoon
by Justice Jay H. Payne and author-
ized by Prosecutor Albert J. Rapp.
The examination is set for Monday,
June 5. Bond effecting his release was
furnished by four friends.
Mast Signs Complaint
The complaint was signed by Carl
Mast, chairman of the County Board
of Supervisors, after a conference
with Rapp. The Board had authorized
Rapp to initiate criminal and civil
proceedings if he deemed the action
Resignation of the county clerk
Tuesday brought to a halt removal
proceedings instigated after an audit
of the county's books showed a short-
age of $5,706.86 in the welfare fund.
At the time of the ouster hearing,
a special tribunal composed of Circuit
Judge George W. Sample and Circuit
Court Commissioners Albert W.
Hooper and Lee N. Brown made a
finding that there was a discrepancy
in the accounts of $5,549.55 and pos-
sibly $5,706.86 for which Gibb was
Mrs. Smith Is Clerk
At the same time, Judge Sample
appointed Mrs. Luella M. Smith, dep-
uty county clerk, to succeed. Mrs.
Smith announced yesterday that she
would do so only on condition that a
special audit be made of the clerk's
James D. Whitman, auditor from
the auditor general's office who made
the original audit of the county
books disclosing the shortage, and
two other State examiners will begin
the audit Wednesday, Mrs. Smith
said. Mrs. Smith may file her bond
and take the oath of office today or
Monday, she stated last night.
Letter Carriers
Parade Streets
By Torchlight
Mayor Sadler Welcomes
State Postal Delegates
To 40th Annual Meeting
They danced in the streets last
night in the letter carriers' torch
light parade, danced with green and
red sparklers waving in their hands.
To the tune of the Detroit Letter
Carriers' Band and the Washtenaw
County Drum and Bugle Corps, near-
ly 1,000 letter carriers and their wives,
in town for the 40th annual conven-
tion of the Michigan State Associa-
tion of Letter Carriers, marched
from in front of the Union to Moose
Hall, where they were served a club
Earlier in the evening, delegates

had attended the first meetings of
the convention. They spent the after-
noon in registering and seeing the
city on special sightseeing trips by
Delegates were welcomed at the
convention's first session last night
by Mayor Walter C. Sadler and Wal-
lace N. Mueller, president of the Ann
Arbor branch. John C. Austin, presi-
dent of the Michigan State Associa-
tion of Letter Carriers, replied for
the visitors.
A parallel program for wives of
delegates was conducted by the Michi-
gan State Ladies' Auxiliary. Mrs.
Edith Lau, president of the Ann Ar-
bor branch of the auxiliary, wel-
comed the women, with Mrs. Alma
Poppeck, president of the auxiliary,
giving the response.
Both groups met in the Union for
an entertainment program after the
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Army Weighs Sentence
Of Draft Law Dodgerl

Student Dies Yesterday

0 * *
Student's Death
Laid To Worry
And Bad Health
William Devereaux, '40,
Married Nash Heiress
In February Ceremony
William A. Devereaux, '40, was
found dead yesterday afternoon in
a garage behind his Brooklyn Ave;
Friends attributed his death, a
suicide, to poor health and general
despondency. Reports that he was
worried about his courses in the Uni-
versity were denied.
It was the tragic end to his mar-
riage last February to Marjorie Ruth
Wilson, granddaughter of C. W. Nash,
automobile manufacturer, and daugh-
ter of a director of the Nash-Kelvin-
ator Corporation.
They were married Feb. 11 in Ben-
nington, Vt. The couple then returned
to -Ann Arbor after a short honey-
moon, taking an apartment at 1426
Brooklyn Ave. Devereaux then re-
sumed his studies at the University
at the beginning of the second semes-
Mrs. Devereaux told police her hus-
band had left their apartment at
10:30 a.m. yesterday, saying he was
going to burn some newspapers, and
did not return.
Cowboys Whoop It Up
In Welcoming Royalty
CALGARY, Alberta, May 26.-(/P)-~
The old west lived again in modern
Calgary today with brightly-garbed
cowboys and cowgirls and Indians in
full regalia whooping things up in a
thunderous ovation to King George
VI. and Queen Elizabeth.
There was a skirl of bagpipes, too,
but this Scottish touch in honor of the
Queen was almost lost in the sea of
10-gallon hats which greeted the
sovereigns upon their arrival aboard
their royal special.
It was a sun-splashed riot of color
presented by the men and women
from the cow country who came in
their high-heeled boots and gaudily
colored shirts-red, blues and bright

Receives Bid
As Candidate
State Republicans Endorse
Senior Senator To Run
For President In 1940
Delegation Offers
WASHINGTON, May 26. -(W)-
The Michigan Republican congres-
sional delegation's request that Sen.
Arthur H. Vandenberg be the party's
candidate for president in 1940 was
formally presented to the Senator to-
A statement made public by the
group expressed their belief that the
senior Michigan Senator should be
drafted for the nomination.
The statement was signed by the
12 members of the delegation and
called the Michigan Senator's atten-
tion to the recent indorsement of
him by Gov. Luren D. Dickinson,
other Republican State officers and
members of the legislation.
It was indicated by members of
the delegation that a formal answer
was expected. Vandenberg's secretary
said that he planned to reply in a few
The statement said:
"The Governor and other Republi-
can State administrative officials of
Michigan and the Republican mem-
bers of the State Legislature, Senate
and House, as representative of the
official Republicanism in Michigan,
in statements addressed 'to the Re-
publicans of the United States,' de-
clare that it is their 'united and unan-
imous belief' that you 'should be
drafted for the next Republican
presidential nomination'."
Navy To Begin
Lifting Squalus
Salvage Workers To Use
Huge Steel Pontoons
WASHINGTON, May 26.-()-The
Navy's technicians gave approval to-
day for the use of pontoons in the job
of raising the sunken submarine
Squalus with its burden of 26 dead.
Great steel floats already at the
scene off the New Hampshire coast
will be sunk alongside the Squalus
and then filled with air in the at-
tempt to lift the vessel 240 feet to
the surface.
Compressed air also will be em-
ployed to make the helpless hulk
more buoyant, under plans which
were given official endorsement at
protracted conferences here.
Navy divers hurriedly stripped all
impedimenta from the decks of the
U.S.S. Squalus today to pave the way
for the lifting of the submarine-
bier of 26 men still entombed under
forty fathoms of water.
The tragedy of the Squalus was not
permitted to delay the Navy's expan-
sion program. Bids were opened to-
day for three more submarines of
the same size and general type of the
Squalus, along with proposals for
the construction of a smaller sub-
mersible and four 1,600-ton destroy-

Regents Give
Athletic Post;
Accept Gifts

Cut SiOL,


II /

Former Football
Made Alumni
Of Board In


Approves General Budget

$5,000 Establishes
Medical Lectureship
The University Board of Regents
yesterday appointed Paul Goebel of
Grand Rapids, captain of the 1922
Varsity football team, to a three year
term as an alumni member of the
Board in Control of Physical Educa-
Prof. Ralph Aigler of the Law
School and Prof. Clifford Woody of
the education school, were re-ap-
pointed for four year terms. Aigler
is chairman of the Board.
Accept Gifts
The Regents also accepted $10"490
in gifts, granted leaves of absence
to several faculty members and con-
cluded routine business at their regu-
lar May meeting.
Largest of the gifts was $5,000 from
the estate of the late Victoria Mor-
ris which will be used to establish the
"Roger S. Morris Lectureship in
Medicine," in honor of her husband,
former professor in the philosophy
They also announced the retire-
ment of Prof. Horace W. King of the
engineering college, effective June 30,
Make Appointments
Prof. John W. Bradshaw was ap-
pointed acting chairman of the
mathematics department for 1939-
1940 during the temporary absence
of chairman T. H. Hildebrandt.
Prof. William L. Ayers of the math-
ematics department and Prof. Chester
S. Schopfle of the chemistry de-
partment were appointed members
of the executive board of the Horace
Rackham School of Graduate studies
for one year.
President Ruthven, Dean Clarence
S. Yoakum, Dr. James D. Bruce, Prof.
Carl E. Guthe, Prof. Henry S. Hulbert,
and Prof. Willard S. Wilcox were ap-
pointed to the board of advisers of
the Institute of Public and Social
Appoint SRA Board
Joseph E. Hooper and James E.
Inglis, of Ann Arbor, were appointed
as member of the board of governors
of the Student Religious Association.
Inglis will succeed himself for a four
year 'term, and Hooper was chosen
to fill the term of Emory G. Hyde,
who has resigned because of illness.
Student members who were chosen
on the SRA board of governors are
Roberta E. Moore '40, and James M.
Vicary, '40.
Grover C. Gillsmore and John T.
Craighton, of New York City, were
appointed to the board of governors
of the Lawyers Club.
Student Plots
To Enter Meet

Smick Allows
Only Two Hits
Triple Scores Tying Run
In Ninth; Bailey's Balk
Gives Varsity Victory
LAFAYETTE, Id., May 26.-(Spe-
cial to The Daily)-Danny Smick,
Michigan's unpredictable mound ar-
tist, pitched and batted the Varsity to
victory for the second time this week,
as the Wolverines staged a spectacu-
lar ninth-inning rally to whip Pur-
due, 5-3, here this afternoon.
Smick, who chalked up his sevepth
victory of the season, gaze the Boiler-
makers only two hits, both triples,
but almost handed the losers the
game by committing four errors afield.
Determined to atone for his mis-
plays, the giant hurler stepped to the
plate in the first half of the ninth
with Michigan trailing 3-2 and Fred-
die Trosko on first base, and prompt-
ly slapped out a long three-bagger to
tie the score. Pitcher Bob Bailey then
proceded to balk Smick across the.
plate with the winning run. Pete
Lisagor's walk, a sacrifice, an in-
field out and a wild pitch by Bailey
cinched the game for the Varsity.
Third baseman Mackiewitz's triple
with two men on base in the first in-
ning gave the Boilermakers an early
(Continued on Page 3)

School Aid, Michigan State
College Funds Reduced
As Legislature Adjourns

Go To

'97 As Senate

Of Flying Club
Detroit Today

Chinese Publisher Addresses
Shanghai Alumni Association

(Editor's Note: The following article
was delayed in transmission through
the war zone. J. B. Powell, the speaker,
is the dean of oriental foreign cor-
respondents, serving in China for more
than 20 years as Chicago Tribune cor-
respondent and editor of the China
Weekly Revue.)
SHANGHAI, April 25. (Special to
The Daily).-China has been fighting
the battle of the United States since
the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese
hostilities in 1937, declared Mr. J. B.
Powell, editor and publisher of the
China Weekly Review, in a speech be-
fore a meeting of the University of
Michigan Association inrShanghai.
"While we have been passing the
buck about the Pacific," the noted
editor said, "the Chinese people have
been actually fighting with all the
means in their power to preserve
their territory, their institutions and
national life against the most bar-
barous form of warfare yet designed
by man, a form of warfare which
carries us and the world generally
back five or six centuries.
"How many of us realize that China
has been fighting our battles all this
time, suffering losses in killed and'
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some school or hospital, that those
bombs actually are dropped on us.
"And when I make this statement,
I do not mean on our mission prop-
erty. I mean that when those Jap-
anese planes drop those bombs on a
Chinese city, that it is only prepara-
tion for similar expeditions to our
territory, first the Philippines, then
Hawaii, then possibly Alaska, or Cali-
fornia, Washington or Oregon.
"If we do not stop them here, we
might not be able to stop them there
when they get ready for us."
Commenting on the attitude of
foreign powers on China's struggle,
Mr. Powell said that in recent weeks,
especially since the occupation of
Hainan Island by the Japanese, there
had been noted changes.
The policy of the United States,
he declared, has undergone funda-
mental changes, and the new naval
program, including the fortification
of t* Guam Island is a direct reply
to the Japanese.
The change, he added, is partic-
ularly noticeable in the Philippines.
The Commonwealth is seriously
thinking of strengthening its defense
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Nine members of the Flying Club
will go to Pontiac today to compete in
the Detroit Mid-West'Intercollegiate
Air Meet today and tomorrow. The
meet, sponsored by the University of
Detroit, will be held at the Pontiac
Municipal Airport.
The members of the club hope to
repeat the fine showing they made
at the intercollegiate meet at Gam-
bier, O., May 6 and 7, where they
tied for first place with the team
from Kenyon, which was competing
on home grounds.
Students representing the club at
the meet will be Dan Ranney, '40E,
president; Leslie Trigg, Glenn Brink,
'39E, Louis Goldman, '39E, John Rin-
ek, '39E, Larry Rinek, '40E, Edward
Martin, Alexander McRae, '39E, and
R. Scott Royce, '39E.
Britain Anticipates
Soviet Acceptance
(By Associated Press)
Great Britain anticipated last night
a quick and successful termination
of the two-month-old negotiations
to align Soviet Russia with her and
France in a three-way mutual assist-
ance agreement.
London sent detailed new proposals
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'White Steed'
To Open lere
Next Tuesday
Paul Vincent Carroll's "The White
Steed," a hit on Broadway this year,
will be released for the first time
outside New York when the play
opens Tuesday at the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre, the third presenta-
tion of the 1939 Dramatic Season.
Awarded the 1939 Critics' Circle
Prize for the best play by a foreign
author, "The White Steed" portrays
the turmoil created in a small Irish
village when the old canon has to
give up his active care of the parish
to a new young priest. Whitford
Kane, noted Irish actor, plays the
role of the canon.
The supporting cast includes Jo-
anna Roos, Nora Fintry, Wesley Addy,
Clancy Cooper, Mary Morris, Ethel
Morrison, Hathaway Kale, John Car-
mody, Staats Cotsworth, Edgar Kent
and Charles Trexler.
"American Landscape," with Harry
Irvine, closes its run today with a
matinee at 3:15 p.m. and the evening
performance at 8:30.,
Dr. Mayo Dies
Of Pneumonia
Furstenburg Terms Death
Blow To Profession
The death yesterday of Dr. Charles
H. Mayo, internationally famous sur-
geon and co-founder of the Mayo
Clinic, came as a blow to many of
the physicians inthe medical school.
When informed of Dr. Mayo's death
from pneumonia, Dean Albert C. Fur-
stenberg of the medical school, com-
mented: "He was a very famous sur-
geon whose loss will be de'eply felt in
the medical profession. In addition
to being a skillful technician he was
a man with profound research in-
stincts. His accomplishments in sur-
gery will not fail of lasting recogni-
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester,
Minn.,- was founded by Dr. Mayo and
his brother, Dr. William J. Mayo.
Ensians Go On Sale
Distribution of the 1939 Michi-
ganensians will continue today at
the Student Publications Building

. * *.
Smith To Tallh
In Union Today
Noted Authority To Speak
On Belief In Bible t
Dr. Wilbur M. Smith, prominentS
Chicago Bible authority, will speak
tonight in the north lounge of thet
Union in a program under the aus-
pices of the Michigan Christian Fel-
His subject will be "The Bible-To
Believe It Or Not." He is an active1
member of the Society of Biblical
Literature and Exegesis, of London,
England, and is an associate mem-'t
ber of the American Schools for1
Oriental Research. He is a contribut-
ing editor to "Bibliotheca Sacra," and
has published a list of Biblical litera-
ture published in Great Britain andt
America from 1595 to 1931.
After more than twenty years as a'
pastor in the Presbyterian Church,
Dr. Smith was recently appointed to
the faculty staff of the Moody Bible
Institute of Chicago.
M ichigan Beats
Ohio Wesleyan
Net Team, 5-2
Tobin Upsets Harry Zink;
Squad Meets Duquesne
Today In Home Finale
Michigan's tennis forces tangled
with Ohio Wesleyan in a four-hour
marathon yesterday at the Palmer
Field courts with the Wolverines'
greater stamina deciding the match
in their favor, 5-2.
John Kidwell took top honors as
far as number of games played was
concerned, since his singles and
doubles matches totaled 70. Kidwell
easily won his first set 6-1, but
lapsed in the second, and it went to
his opponent, John Rowe, 6-3. The
third and final set went 16 games
and Kidwell finally emerged on the
long end of a 9-7 score.
Kidwelland Jim Tobin lost the
number one doubles match to Harry
Zink and Tracy Jones, 8-10, 6-2, 7-5.
It looked as if the Wolverines would
come out on top after they took the
first set but the steadiness of the
visitors coupled with their accuracy
gave them the match.
In singles, Jim Tobin met Harry
(Continued on Page 3)
Executions Begin
Spain's New Era
MADRID, May 26.--(')-It was
officially announced tonight that the
Nationalists' specially constituted
councils of war and permanent mili-
tary tribunals had sent 688 persons
before firing squads since the fall of
Madrid March 28.
The councils, formed by officers of
the Madrid army of occupation, con-
demned 1,000 persons to death, but
the sentences of 312 of them were
commuted to prison terms by Gener-
alissimo Francisco Franco.
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Annual Amount Now
Stands At $4,475,000
(By Associated Press)
The Senate approved a $101,797 cut
in the University appropriation as it
passed the general budget bill last
night just before adjourning for. the
current session. This action reduced
the annual appropriation to $4,-
Michigan State College had its ap-
propriation reduced to $2,500,000, a
cut of $133,477.
The Senate voted down the confer-
ence report on school-aid appropria-
tions. This action leaves in effect a
continuing appropriation of $43,-
000,000 provided in an act by the 1937
Total As Anticipated
The budget bills as approved by the
House of Representatives totaled
$102,920,808, approximately the same
as anticipated revenue. The effect of
the $43,000,000 continuing appropri-
ation for school aid would be to thow
the "pay-as-you-go" Republican bud-
get out of balance by approximately
Democrats joined solidly in defeat-
ing the conference report. Sen. Ches-
ter M. Howell, (Rep., Saginaw), whose
motion to increase the school aid ap-
propriation, touched off the battl&~
over school aid appropriations, ex-
pressed hope that the Senate Would
not concur in the conference report.
Sen. Carl F. Delano, (Rep., Kala-
mazoo), made a motion that the bill
be tabled, but was ruled out of order.
The formula for school aid set up
in the bill was assailed, by Sen. Clyde
-V. Fenner, (Rep., Detroit), who
termed it "dishonest, deliberately dis-
honest, and one that hurts the small
one room schools along with those
in the larger cities and favors those
which do not need it."
Bill Fair Compromise
The bill was called a "fair com-
promise as it was reported by the
conference committee" by Sen. M.
Harold Saur, (Rep., Kent City), but
Sen. Earl W. Munshaw, (Rep., Grand
Rapids), whose urban district ad-
joins that of Senator Saurs, told him
that the first ward of Grand Rapids,
a part of Senator Saur's district,
would lose "thousands of dollars un-
der the proposed formula."
Senator Shaw estimated that the
formula would shorten school terms
by as much as six weeks or two
The Senate acted shortly after the
House prepared to adjourn after
voting to give the public schools an
annual appropriation of $38,250,000
and the aforementioned grants to the
University and Michigan State Col-
The Legislature adjourned-more
than 26 hours after the scheduled
time-amid reports that its mem-
bers would have more work to do
when they return for the sine die
adjournment June 29 or face a
special session.
Book Exchange
To Open Soon
Texts Submitted Now To Be
Held Till Fall Term
Reopening of the Student Book Ex-
change Thursday, June 7, for con-
tinuation though examination period
in its full capacities in acceptance
and sale of used books, was an-
nounced by Robert Ulrich, '41, chair-
man of the project.
The Exchange will continue the sys-
tem of used book handling. Books
turned in for sale this spring will be
kept by the exchange offices till the
fall reopening, according to Ulrich.
The project, organized on the
Michigan campus for the first time
last semester features an actual cash

return of 90 per cent of the sale price
to students whose books are sold. Pa-
trons of the exchange are encouraged
to ask no more than three-fourths of
the new price, but no definite stipu-
lation is put on this practice. A $2,600
turnover for the midyear exchange


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