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Editorial
Honor System In
The Engineering College ..
The Flying Club
Reexamined..

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VOL. XLIX. No. 179

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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 1939

PRICE FIVE FCENTS

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Take Positions

On New Council

New Judiciary Council Will
Take Office For First
Time ThisComing Fall
Is Third Attempt
At Student Control
Appointments to the newly-organ-t
ized Men's Judiciary Council were an-1
nounced yesterday by Paul Brickley,s
'39, 0 the special appointing com-
mittee.
The newly-named members of the
Councii, all members of the junior
class, will take over several of the,
functions of the now-defunct Men's1
Counc J.
New Appointees
Appointees from the literary col-
lege are Jack Hoover, 40; Robert
Harrington, '40; Jim Halligan, '40-
F&C, from the engineering college,t
Carl Wheeler, '41E and Harry How-;
ell, '40E and Douglas Tracy, '40E and1
James Hammond from the campus-t
at-large. Alternates from the liter-1
ary college are Gus Dannemiller and
William Canfield, '40, and from thet
engineering college Robert Jeffers,
'40E.
In the resolution that abolishedl
Men's Council, the Judiciary Council
was charged with considering all pe-
titions for political positions and;
with studying the possibilities of
estahlishing a newly-fortified system
of student government.
It was indicated that this new or-
gan might work in cooperation with
the Student Government Investigat-
ing Committee set up by the Spring1
Parley at its plenary session.
Committee Named
The appointing committee was
composed of Brickley, president of
tihe Union, Robert A. Reid, retiring
president of Interfraternity Council,
Robert Mitchell, retiring. editor of
The Daily, Robert Hartwell, '39E, r'-
tiring president of Congress and Dean
of Students Joseph A. Bursley.
At least three different schemes of
student government have lived
through an unhealthy existence dur-
ing the last 30 years, and all of them
have finally collapsed under the
weight of their own ineffectiveness.
The situation came to a climax
again this year when the Univer-
sity Men's Council was abolished on
its own motion, and its duties were
transferred to the Union staff and to
a new projected Men's Judiciary
Council.
Even back in 1906 the campus
fathers were worrying about estab-
lishing a governing body for the Ever-
increasing number of students who
were flocking to Ann Arbor town for
their higher education. So in the
spring of 1906 a sort of "student
council" was established, which gen-
erally supervised campus elections,
festivals, and other affairs. This
agency functioned intermittently un-
til 1933, when a drastid shake -up oc-
curred.
Change In 1933
The change occurred in 1933 only
after a bitter struggle between several
campus factions, however. Early in
March of the year charges were
pressed in the Student Council that
the body was "unrepresentative of
student opinion." Several attempts
to open the membership to a more
diversified element of students were
defeated, and it was not until late in
the year that any reorganization was
,-aecomplished.
A plan that was proposed in Maich,
1933, provided for the admission of
ex-officio members who would repre-
sent powerful factions on the cam-
pus. Many compromise measures were
downed by the students and finally
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Unwed Mother Charged
With Poisoning Daughter

CINCINNATI, June 3. -(IP)--An
unmarried mother, Elsie Sullender,
24, was charged today with fatally
poisoning her six-months-old daugh-
ter. Police said she also confessed
poisoning and beating a son, 3. He
was in a critical condition.
"I don't want to live any more," a
hospital social service head quoted
her as sying. My brothers and sis-
ters didn't want me because of the
baby."

Campus Movie
Prie mere To Be
GivenJune 16
The premiere of a feature length
movie of campus life at Michigan will
be held Friday, June 16, the Univer-
sity Alumnae Council announced last
night.
The movie, which has been in pro-
duction since last June, will be in full
color, and will star Marcia Connell,
'39, Marietta Killian, '39, Stephanie
Parfet, '39, and Betty Jane Swift, '41,
with nearly 1,000 other students and
faculty members taking part in the
production.
The Alumnae Council has issued a
special invitation for the premiere to
all graduating senior women, but the
showing will be open to all students.
It will be held at 3 p.m., June 16 in
the small amphitheatre of the Racr-
ham building.
The picture, which will run more
than 45 minutes, was photographed
by Dr. Catherine Chamberlain of
Ann Arbor, associate professor of
physics at Wayne University and an
expert on color photography. The
scenario was written by Mrs. Beth-
any Wilson, Grad., a Hopwood award
winner for the past two years, and
Mrs. Nathan Potter, III., has been in
general charge of the production.
Shooting began with pictures of the
1938 Commencement ceremonies, and
followed through the year with foot-
ball games, the Junior Girls Play, In-
stallation and Panhellenic banquets,
and other scenes of general campus
activities and events.
House Hearing
On Tax Change
At Standstill
Committe Disagreement
Causes New Interruption
Of Revision Process
WASHINGTON, June 3. -(IR)- A
sharp disagreement developed in the
House Ways and Means Committee
today over a decision to limit the cdr-
rent tax revision hearings to pro-
posals to change corporate taxes.
Representative Treadway (Rep.-
Mass.) senior minority member of
the Committee, asserted the inquiry
should be thrown open for the fullest
discussion of general tax revision. He
protested that the limitation agreed
upon yesterday did not have the ap-
proval of a quorum. It was imposed,
he said, after he had been assured
no further important issues would
be decided and had left the committee
room.
Thisbrought a vigorous denial
from Chairman Doughton (Dem.-
N.C.) coupled with the curt assertion
that opening the inquiry to all phases
of tax revision would "keep Congress
here all summer and we still would
not get a bill."
Doughton said it was imperative
for the committee to restrict the hear-
ing in order to insure passage of the
tax bill in time to reenact the so-
called "nuisance" taxes which expire
June 30.

Make Attempt
To Keep 907
Jews In Cuba
President Orders Refugees
Returned From Havana;
Many Are Penniless
Dominican Republic
Makes Proposition
HAVANA, June 3. --()- Efforts
were made today' to keep in the new
world 907 refugee German Jews who
had been forbidden to land in Hav-
ana and were being returned to Ham-
burg on the German liner St. Louis.
The liner, which had left Hamburg
with the refugees May 15, sailed back
for Hamburg at 11:30 a.m. E.S.T.,
Friday under orders of President Fed-
erico Laredo Bru.
Cuban authorities had held that
the refugees did not have proper
landing papers.
Offer Of Haven
Today there came an offer of haven
from the Domincan Republic's gov-
ernment on condition that each
refugee pay a $500 tax to reside per-
manently in the country.
It was understood that most of
the refugees were penniless, and it
was reported, although without in-
formation, that no final answer was
being given to this offer pending.
outcome of new negotiations with the
Cuban government.
Meanwhile, another refugee vessel,
the steamer Flandre, carrying 98 of
104 Jews who were denied permission
to land in Cuba, sailed from Vera
Cruz, Mexico today. Six of those orig-
inally on board were allowed ,to dis-
embark and the others understood
that there might be a possibility of
landing at some undetermined United
States port.
Answer Delayed
The Dominican Consul here said
he believed' the St. Louis refugees
were delaying their answer to the
Dominican Government in hopes the
Cuban Government would change
its decision.
Cuban Secretary of State Enrique
Alonso Pujol did not deny the possi-
bility that President Laredo Bru
might change his decision. Pujol
pointed out that the President had
said he woud not discuss the matter
while the St. Louis was in Cuban
waters.
Naval Airmen
Finally Rescued
Fliers Cling To Disabled
Rubber Raft In Erie
DETROIT, June 3.-(P)-Three
Naval Reserve airmen who clung to
a disabled rubber raft in the cold
waters of Lake Erie for nearly three
hours after their plane crashed and
sank were released today from Marine
Hospital.
The story of their dramatic fight
for life and of the heroism of Cadet
Gordon Cady, the pilot, was told to-
day by Ensign H. B. Rickard. Lieut.
D. O. Coffman, physician at the
Grosse Ile Naval Air base, was the
other member of thetrio which was
sighted by chance and rescued Friday
night by the crew of the tug Bark-
hamstead, of Cleveland.
Efforts to salvage the plane were

begun at once but three airplanes
sent out to find the wreckage had
failed to sight it this afternoon.

Friends Of Vice-President
Claim He Has Approved
Efforts To Get Delegates
WASHINGTON, June 3. -(P)-
Close friends of Vice-President Gar-
ner disclosed today he has decided
to seek the presidential nomination
at the 1940 Democratic convention
even if President Roosevelt should
be a candidate.
Garner was said to be convinced
that his name should go before the
convention, regardless of the strength
of any opposing aspirants for the
nomination, and that consequently
he had approved efforts of supporters
to line up convention delegates in his
behalf.
Headed by E. B. Germany, Texas
Democratic state chairman, a Gar-
ner-for-President organization al-
ready has been formed and has
mailed about 30,000 letters to Demo-
cratic voters urging support of Gar-
ner for the presidential nomination.
Recently, Garner himself has had,
several off-the-record talks with state
political leaders.
Some of the Vice-President's poli-
tical advisers were said to be urging
'him to participate actively in state
primaries and conventions which will
choose convention delegates next
year.
His friends feel, Congressional in-
siders said, that he would have an
excellent chance for the presidential
nomination if he exerted his influence
to win delegates.
Even if it appeared he could not be
nominated, they said, Garner-pledged
state delegations would give him a
strong voice in the convention.
Informed persons told reporters
that some of Garner's supporters be-
lieve he could make political capital
by breaking his self-imposed rule
of silence and speaking out on na-
tional issues during the next few
months.
Reports were that Garner has lis-

Garner Will Seek Presidency
Even If Roosevelt Is Candidate

JOHN NANCE GARNER

98 Men Are Dead
In Sunken Thetis;
Rescue Work Fails

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Local Churches
Observe Trinity
t
SundayToday
Varied Commemorationv
And Outdoor Programsa
To Be Offered Here f
Communion services, outdoor wor-
ship, and varied sermons to com-
memorate Trinity Sunday, will be l
offered by the local churches today.
Holy Communion services will be
held at 8 a.m. at St. Andrew's Epis-t
copal Church. At 11 a.m. the Rev.
Henry Lewis will deliver his sermon.F
Eyre's "Gloria Tibia," "Sursum Cor-t
da," and "Gloria In Excelsis" will bet
sung by the choir and congregation.i
Rev. John Mason Wells will speak1
at 10:45 a.m. at the First Baptistt
Church on "The Sons of God." The
Choral Choir will present "Build Thee
More Stately Mansions," and Donna
Beisch will sing "The Lord Is Mind-s
ful of His Own." Dr. and Mrs. Chap-j
man will hold open house from 5 p.m.
to 8 p.m. at the Guild House for the
students.
Dr. Williagi P. Lemon of the First
Presbyterian Church will speak at
the morning worship service on "God
and the Unexpected." At 10:45 a.m.
Vesper Communion- services will be
held in the main auditorium. The
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Court Martial Asked.
For General Moseley
WASHINGTON, June 3.-(P)--De-
mands are piling up at the War De-
partment that outspoken Major Gen-
eral George Van Horn Moseley face
an Army court martial on charges
growing out of his campaign against
"enemies from within."
Authoritative sources disclosed this
today at the same time that the
White House acknowledged a letter
from RepresentativeCoffee (Dem.-
Wash.) suggesting that the retired
officer was guilty of "subversive
statements" in his testimony before
the House Committee on Un-Ameri-
can Activities.
The number and names of those,
aside from Representative Coffee,
who have suggested action were not
disclosed, and War Department offi-
cials indicated they would not be
made public.
Gets Car On Approval;
Returns In Installments

ened attentively to that suggestion,
but has given no sign as to what
course he will take.
Figuring also in current political
alk on Capitol Hill are reports that
some Senators, looking forward to
1940, now are seeking actively to
eal differences between Democratic
factions.
Mediation Fails
To Break Auto
Strike Deadlock
Union And Plant Owners
ShiftBlame For Delays
In Attempts At Peace
DETROIT, June 3.-(P)-Union,
and management, in conflicting state-
ments today, failed to break a strike
deadlock that has kept more than
70,000 automobile workers Adle for
two weeks.
Each charged the other with in-
jecting "new issues" into the dispute.
settlement negotiations arranged by
federal conciliator James F. Dewey
were adjourned yesterday until Mon-
day.
Seven plants of the Briggs Manu-
facturing Co., body makers, were
closed by the strike, throwing 15,000
workers out of their jobs. Lack of
bodies caused shutdowns of Chrys-
ler Corp. and Lincoln units employ-
ing more than 55,000 men.
The Briggs Company statement to-
day said that after settlement of 26
grievances submitted to Dewey for
arbitration, "A further obstacle in
the way of peace was dragged into
the controversy by the union officials
in the demand for a closed shop.
Later, the settlement was further
complicated by a new demand for va-I
cations with pay."
The company charged the CIO-
United Automobile Workers local 212
with having an "evident desire to
perpetuate strike between employe
and employer."

British People
V'iew Critically
Thetis Affair
LIVERPOOL, Eng., June 3.-(A)-
Britain's man-in-the-street, stunned
by the Thetis disaster, was sharply
critical today, along with some news-
papers, of the futile rescue efforts.r
It was predicted freely there would
be repercussions in Parliament and
the possibility was mentioned of a
civil as well as an Admiralty inquiry.
Marine circles, however, generally
withheld judgment until all facts
were known. They pointed out that
the layman has little knowledge of
the extent of technical problems in-
volved in submarine operation.
Typical of the immediate reaction
by the man-in-the-street was the
comment of one man:
"Look what the Yanks did when
the Squalus sank. Why should they
be any more efficient than we are?
Their boat was deeper down than1
ours."
Thirty-three of 59 trapped in the
Squalus were saved and only four
of 102 were rescued from the Thetis;
the Squalus was in 240 feet of water,
the Thetis in only 130, with 18 feet of
her stern above the surface for a
time.
The wife of one victim said "it cer-
tainly looks to me as if they couldt
have done something with all the
time they had." The Thetis was first
located Friday morning at whicht
time those those aboard were esti-
mated to have had about 18 hours'
supply of oxygen left.
But soberly balanced against per-
plexity and questioning were these1
assertions:
1. R. S. Johnston, managing direc-
tor of Cammell Laird, Ltd., the sub-
marine's builders, said that. 'what-
ever has been done in the rescue work,
we were thinking only of the people
in the ship and not of the ship it-
self."
2. A semi-official explanation issued
early this afternoon stating that the
possibility of cutting a hole in the
stern during the hours it was ex-
posed yesterday was considered "but
not found practicable."
The statement said that there was
only a tiny compartment in that
section of the stern which was above
water and that if a hole had been
(Continued on Page 2)
Train Derails;
Two Are Killed
Jumps Track In Texas
Near Fort Worth
RANGER, Tex., =uie 3.-(P)- The
fireman and engineer were killed
and at least four persons injured to-
day by the derailment and overturn-
ing of a Texas and Pacific passenger
train No. 3 three miles west of here.
The westbound train, en route
from Fort Worth to Sweetwater,
jumped the track shortly before noon,
the engine and four cars overturning.
Engineer L. M. Mann and Fire-
man E. Preston, both of Fort Worth,
were killed.
Ranger is in Eastland County,
about 80 miles southwest of Fort
Worth.
With this issue, The Daily sus-
pends publication until June 26,
when the Summer session issues
will begin.

BIRKENHEAD, England, June 3.
-(A')-Hope vanished tonight for 98
nen at the bottom of the Irish sea
in the sunken British submarine
Thetis-the greatest number ever to
perish in an underseas disaster.
The Admiralty gave the men up
.or dead nearly 15 hours after the
ir supply was calculated torhave
>een exhausted behind the Thetis'
ilent, thick steel walls. Admiralty
)fficials acknowledged that slow
eepage of water into the submarine's
atteries probably had formed chlor-
ne gas and that the fumes had suffo-
ated the men.
More than thirty-six hours-the
leadline for the Thetis' sealed-up air
-have passed since the new $1,500,000
submarine dived into Liverpool Bay
n a test on a trial run for acceptance
y the British Navy.
Divers Get Answer?
For six hours after the deadline
livers tapped urgently at her sides
or a signal that life still flickered
vithin. They got what they believed
night have been their final, faint
nswer although some thought they
night have heard only a loose gear
attling against the swaying sides of
he hull.
Then, after incessant rescue at-
empts spurred by the trapped men's
bbing chances had failed, the Admir-
ity abandoned hope.
It issued a statement saying "there,
s now no longer justification for
Lope that any further lives can be
aved from the Thetis."
The Thetis, her nose buried in 65
eet of mud in wreck-littered Liver-
ool Bay, carried 102 men below with
er in her dive. Four men escaped
vith Davis breathing "lungs." Three
>thers were said to have died in
vain attempts.
No Official Explanation
The Thetis had had several minor
accidents in previous trials but there
was still no official explanation of
why she suddenly plunged into the
mud.
Neither was there any explanation
of why four men managed to get
through the aft escape hatch within
an hour Friday morning and then
no more escaped.
Photographs of attempts to tow
the Thetis out of the mud yesterday
indicated that a broken cable may
have cost the lives of the 98 men.
When the Thetis was found early
yesterday morning about 18 feet of
her stern was sticking out of the
water. Officials then considered try-
ing to cut the stern off but, apparent-
ly, decided first to try to pull the
vessel loose.
A cable attached to the salvage
ship Vigilant was fastened to the
Thetis' rudder. Another cable was
attached from the Vigilant to a tug.
The two ships gradually increased
pressure on the cable until the great
grey fin of the Thetis rose higher out
of the water. When the Thetis had
reached an almost vertical position,
much of her 265-foot length jutting
up above the 130 feet of water, the
cable snapped.
Attorney Asks
Death Sentence
U.S. Closes Its Case Against
Former Judge Manton
NEW YORK, June 3. -(A)- A
youthful United States Attorney to-
day asked a jury of ten men and
two women to send Martin T. Man-
ton, 58-year-old former senior judge
of the U.S. Circuit Court, to prison,
because "justice was bartered and
decisions bargained for and sold."
Summing up the Government's
case at Manton's trial on charges of
conspiracy to deprive the Govern-
ment of his fair services by accepting
bribes, John T. Cahill, '35, a recent
appointee of President Roosevelt,

crged that "one of the most mon-
strous plots to buy and sell justice
was born and hatched within the

Admiralty Thinks Chlorine
Gas Was Cause Of Death
Of Crew On Submarine
Four Men Escape
Using Davis 'Lungs'

Roosevelt To Receive
Royalty; Cold Better
WASHINGTON, June 3.-(IP)-Al-
though his temperature was back to
normal and his sinus trouble much
improved, President Roosevelt re-
mained in his White House study to-
day to conserve his strength for the
strenuous days ahead of him be-
ginning next week.
He had been kept abed part of this
week by a slight fever due to recur-
rence of a sinus infection.
The Chief Executive will receive
the King and Queen of England next
Thursday and also be host to the
royal couple at Hyde Park, N.Y., June
10 and 11. On June 12 he will ad-
dress the West Point graduating class.

Vaudeville And Pirates Feature
Last Two Drama Festival Plays

Vaudeville troupers and a gusty
pirate captain receive the emphasis
of the fourth and last plays of the
1939 Dramatic Season, continuing
through June 17.
James Bell, who appeared on "To-
bacco Road" during its long New
York run, will have the leading role
in "Here Come the Clowns," fourth
presentation opening Tuesday and
running through Saturday.
In the role of the pirate captain,
central figure of George B. Shaw's
"Captain Brassbound's Conversion,"
final presentation of the Season, run-
ning from June 13 through the 17,
will be Dennis Hoey, noted English
actor who played opposite Katherine

European Diplomats Deadlocked
After Week Of Futile Negotiating

(By Associated Press)

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Europe's opposing camps came to
the end of another week of intensive
diplomatic maneuvering yesterday
but with little to show for their
efforts.
Soviet Russia wrote "inadequate"
across Britain's latest proposals to
bring her into the British-French
front and sat back awaiting the next
move from the western powers.

Across the banquet table the Nazi
Fuehrer guaranteed the borders of
the Balkan state in an exchange of
toasts with the Belgrade Regent.
Talk was heard in Belgrade, the
Yugoslav capital, of a possible non-
aggression pact with Germany. Reli-
able sources there said at the same
time that Yugoslavia would appeal
to Britain and France for confi-
dence in her neutrality.
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