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VOL. XLIX. No. 9 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 1938
PRICE, FIVE CENTS
U.S.S. R. Breaks Alliance
With France; Great Britain
Guarantees Czech Border]
P.W.A. Grants $630,000
To University; Dormitory
For 410 Men Will Be Built
Place Of Name
Calling An:ong Group
Far East Soviet General
Is Reported Missing;
Officials Say Nothing
(By The Associated Press)E
Soviet Russia yesterday decreed that
the price of France's capitulation to
Hitler was isolation, with Britain her
sole ally. The semi-official Soviet
newspaper Le Journal de Moscou
served notice that the U.S.S.R. no
longer regarded herself as an ally of
British government circles who one
week ago hastily took advantage of
the Franco-Soviet mutual assistance
pact to align the Red Army in a "Stop
,Hitler" front in the event of war, re-r
Meanwhile, foreign circles in Mos-
cow pondered the whereabouts of
Marshal Vassily K. Blueclier, coin-
mander-in-chief of the Far Eastern
Army, who has been variously re-
ported as being traisferred, demoted,
and even arrested.
MOSCOW, Oct. 4-(P)--The semi-
official Le Journal de Moscu said to-
day that France no longer has an ally
in Europe except Britain, and that
the value of that alliance is very
Discussing the four-power Munich
settlement of Sept. 30, the paper says,
"International public opinion now
says what is the value of France's
work-the value of her pledges to the
U.S.S.R. and of the Franco-Soviet
"The fact is that France, on her
own initiative and without consulting
the Union of Socialist Soviet Repub-
lics, has already annulled the Czecho-
slovakia-Soviet pact which was a,
corollary of the Franco-Soviet pact.
"What now is the value of the lat-
ter pact since France has just torn
up her treaty with Czechoslovakia--
a treaty which bound her much more
"It has done that at the very mo-F
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Petitoiis. Due I
Italy Is Prepared
Czech . Premier
c-I j -f T
To European Crisis Senate INames
NEW YORK, Oct. 4-(A')-Italy
gave notice today it would be ready
next spring to start its airliners shutt-
ling across the North Atlantic.
In a Wall Street building high above
the turbid East River, Dr. James H.
Kimball, the man who gave Charles
4A. Lindbergh the signal to take off
for Paris in 1927, drew a weather map
to indicate a future route of trans-
port planes to Europe.
The route will be used jointly by
Ala Littoria, the Italian airline, and
American Export Airlines. subject to
the approval of the new Civil Aero-
The significance of the weather
map, said W. H. Coverdale, president
of the American company, lay in its
having been drawn from information
supplied by nine Amercan steam-
ships and five Italian liners.
Kimball called it the most nearly
perfect Atlantic weather forecast ever
Colonel Pezzasi said that the four-
motored, 65,000 pound 'eaplanes
which Italy proposed to use would b
capable of carrying passengers but
that only a mail service was contem-
plated at first.
Presidelitial Candidates To
Candidates for the presidencies of
the 10 zones comprising the District
Council of Congress, independent
men's organization, are urged by
Robert Hartwell, '39. to hand in pe-
titions and start campaigning for
the campus-wide elections Wednes-
day, Oct. 12.
Petitions must bear the candidates
name, address, telephone, school,
class, age, and scholastic average for
last semester. In addition the can-
didate must present a brief platform
of about 50 words.
After at least 25 independent resi-
dents of the - Candidate's own zone
have signed the petition, it must be
turned in to Congress' offices in Room
306 of the Union. Tuesday, Oct. 11, has
been set as the deadline, and Hart-
well urged that petitions be turned in
as soon as possible to avoid a last-
All scholastically eligible unaffiliat-
ed undergraduates on campus with.
the exception of freshmen are eligible
to petition for office. All undergrad-
uates, including freshmen, will be al-
lowed to vote, however.
To aid campaigning, a list of names
and telephone numbers of the resi-
dents of each zone will be kept on file
in Room 306 of the Union.
To Be October 29
Homecoming Day for 1938 will be
celebrated on Oct. 29, the day of the
Michigan-Illinois game, Frederick W.
Luebke, '39E, president of the Men's
Council, announced yesterday.;
As usual the Council will award
Date For Talk
On Czech Land'
Four Guarantees Asked
Before Conference At
Komaro*r On Thursday
BUDAPEST, Oct. 4--(P)-Little'
Hungary, eager to regain territories
of which she was stripped by World
War treaties, tonight pressed the
Czechoslovak government for immedi-
ate occupation of some Hungarian
zones of Czechoslovakia.
In a note to the Prague government
proposing a conference to discuss the
minority claims be held Thursday,
Hungary demanded that before the
talks begin Czechoslovakia first must
give these guarantees:
1. Hungary must be allowed to oc-
cupy, as a symbol of the return of
territories in which 800,000 Hungari-
ans live, two border towns andncom-
2. All Hungarian political prison-
ers in Czechoslovakia must be re-
3. All'Hungarian-speaking soldiers
in the Czechoslovak army must be
sent home on leave immediately.
4. Local police and troops must be
created in the Hungarian zones under
a mixed command.'
Hungary proposed that the claims
be discussed at a conference at 4:00
p. m. Thursday at Komarom, a town
on the Danube 80 miles west of Buda-
pest, part of it in Hungary, part in
There were unconfirmed reports
tonight thatrthe Czechoslovak auth-
orities were evacuating the Hungar-
ian-populated border regions along
the 450-mile frontier.
PARIS, Oct. 5.- (Wednesday ) -A)
-Premier Daladier was voted full fi-
nancial powers to rule by dictatorial
decree today by the Chamber of Dep-
uties. The vote was 331 to 78 with 204
(By Associated Press)
Sir Thomas Inskip, Britain's De-
fense Coordinating Minister, said in
the House of Commons yesterday that
Britain would feel morally bound to
aid Czechoslovakia in event of unpro-
voked aggression, although technical-
ly Britain's guarantee of her integ-
rity was not yet in operation.
Britain's Chamberlain and France's
Daladier each won strong approval
for his part in the Munich peace con-
ference, and yesterday each was seek-
ing to renew friendly relations with
In Prague, harried Jan Syrovy
shook his cabinet as Slovak autonom-
ists agitated for more speed in con.
sideration of their demands.
LONDON, Oct. 4--UP)-Sir Thomas
Inskip, Defense Coordinating Minister
told the House of, Commons tonight
Britain would feel morally bound to
aid Czechoslovakia in event of un-
provoked aggression although techni-
cally Britain's guarantee of her in-
tegrity was not yet in operation.
Explaining the annex to the Mun-
ich Accord in which Britain and
France guaranteed Czechoslovakia's
shorn frontiers, Sir Thomas said if
the Czechs were attacked "His Majes-
ty's Government would certainly feel
bound to take all steps in their power
to see that the integrity of Czecho-
slovakia is preserved."
Questioners have insisted upon
knowing whether Britain's guarantee
was effective immediately or after
the frontier revision was completed.
Britain and France launched simul-
taneous diplomatic moves aimed at
permanent European appeasement as
Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
won powerful support for his bitterly
attacked Munich Accord which carved
Earl Baldwin, the Prime Minister's
predecessor, told the House of Lords
"there was nothing else he could have
done" when Chamberlain decided to
see Adolf Hitler at Berchtesgaden.
"I thank God he was able to do it,"
declared the man who as Prime Minis-
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HYDE PARK, N. Y.. Oct. 4-(A)-
President Roosevelt was said on high
authority today to believe that busi-
ness would have a clear track toward
better times if industry and labor
substituted friendly' conferences for
name-calling and recrimination.
Whether the disclosure of his opin-
ion meant that the President was
preparing to act toward industrial
peace was not announced. The mere
statement of his sentiments was con-
veyed without comment to newspaper-
men at the temporary .White House
At his press conference the Presi-
dent himself had no statement to
make regarding business.
Those who spoke authoritatively
regarding Mr. Roosevelt's attitude
suggested that the bitterness in th6
domestic economic scene parallels the
recent European crisis.
The war-like gestures of European
nations, they said, find their analogy
in what they described as frightening
statements, misrepresentation of gov-
ernment policy for partisan politcali
purposes, too-gloomy predictions of
the future and the raising of bogies
to scare the people.,
Friends of Mr. Roosevelt said that
the sooner labor and industry sat
around the conference table and
stopped hurling names at each other,
the sooner the nation would see busi-
ness make real progress.
At his regular Tuesday press con-
ference, the President had no com-
ment on the recent European settle-
Responding to a question as to whe-
ther the United States would initiate
a program to bring about world dis-
armament, Mr. Roosevelt suggested
that reporters read the record of the
Administration's foreign policy for
the last five years.
. During that period, there have been
indications the Government was
ready and willing to talk over inter-
national problems with other nations.
Mr. Roosevelt said the record of
things the Government has done and
of statements he and Secretary Hull
have made was perfectly clear. He
urged newsmen not to try to elabor-
ate on the English language contained
in the record.
Lewis Patches Up Union
Split, Asks For Unity
Motion MadeBy Graduate
Of Negro Treatment
A proposal to appoint a commit-
tee to investigate racial discrimina-
tion in Ann Arbor against Negroes
was last night unanimously adopted
at a meeting of the Student Senate
at the Michigan League.
The motion was brought up hy'
Robert Gill, Grad., who cited several
cases of discrimination in well-known
restaurants in town. This, he said,s
led him to suspect that Negro dis-
crimination is more widespread -han
has been imagined. Albert Mayio,1
'39, Ted Grace, '39, and Joseph Gies,
'39, were appointed to the committee.1
Gies Is Elected1
Gies was also unanimously elected
vice-president of the Senate, replac-
ing, Alfred Lpvell who has not re-1
turned to school this year.]
The Committee on Housing re-
ported that it was probably the in-
terest aroused by the Senate's in-1
vestigation of housing conditions last
year that indirectly caused the Board
of Regents to consider the prcblem
which in turn led to the recent fed-
eral appropriations for new dormi-
A committee was appointed, upon
the motion of Harold Ossepow, '40,
to try to obtain the gubernatorial
candidates in the coming election for
a forum or separate speeches to be
sponsored by the Senate, sin&e the
Michigan election will be of national
importance as a barometer for the
federal elections in 1940. Waldo M.
Abbot, '39, who will go to Lansing to
see Governor Murphy, Harold Osse-1
pow, '39, and Jack Sessions, '40, con-
stitute the committee.
'Kampus Kiu Krisis;
Kan't Kollect Kuestions
Questions for the "Kampus Kwiz,"
1938 edition of Varsity Night, have
been coming in slowly and many more
will be needed, Gilbert Phares, '38E,
1The program, which will be given
at 8 p.m. on ct. 18, in Hill Auditorium,
is modeled after 'those of Professor
Quiz and Kay Kyser. The campus ha
been asked to submit questions on
college athletics, dance or band mu-
sic, and common sense questions or
Boxes for them are located in the
Engineering Arch, Angell Hall lobby,
in front of the Main Library, in the
Union lobby, the League lobby, and
the Wolverine restaurant.
Civil Service Commission
Broadens Exam System
LANSING, Oct. 4-P)-The Civil
Service Commission broadened its
rules today to permit state employees
to take promotional examinations
during their six-months probationary
Cost Set At $1, J.50,000
Plant'Rer al Bringing Year's Building
Of Vaudeville Total Near$6,000,000
On Local StageHeating Equipnent
Big-time vaudeville will return to
the Michigan Theatre stage this fall For the second time within a week
after an absence of several years, University dormitory expansion plans
Jerry Hoag, manager, revealed yes- came nearer to fulfillment yesterday
terday. with announcement of a $630,000
Undergraduates who have heard PWA grant to be used in construction
legends of how students treated stage of a $1,150,000 men's dormitory and
folk in the "old days" will have an for improvement of the central heat-
opportunity to show themselves as ing system.
critics for, according to Hoag, a heavy Public Works Administration allot-
schedule of stage entertainment in- ments to the University within a peri-
cluding dance bands, a Hawaiian' od of three months now reach a total
show, a possible "Jitterbug" contest of $2,522,250 while a campus building
and just plain vaudeville will be offer- program of at least $6,000,000 for the
}d students until they show preference. next year was assured.
Then the theatre will attempt to con- Capacity Will Be 410
centrate in the preferred type of en- Capacity of the new dormitory,
tertainment, which will be intended primarily for
Early bookings will include Rita engineering, dental and medical stu-
Rio and her all-girl band and, if it is dents, is to be 410.
possible, such "name" bands as he can The University's share of $770,000
afford will be booked, Hoag said. wlqidating an to be paiusual self-
At the same time he would comment profits from the dorm's operation.
little upon the new theatre announced Instead of serving as a develop-
last year except to reiterate his pre- ment in the Union quadrangle, the
vious declaration that the class of '41 new building will probably be located
will have an opportunity to visit it in g wlpobabl e Uoced
in the area opposite the University
before graduation. Elementary School running from E.
U University Ave. to Church St. along
the south side of Willard St. Such a
H itler En erslocation, it is thought, will be more
- e convenient for professional school
Sudniand's students expected to comprise the
majority of its occupants.
Td' Four-Story Building
Third S'ectIon Planned as a four story building
with reinforced construction, brick
,rexterior and stone trim, the new dorm
Triumphant Entry Is Made will be modeled after Mosher-Jordan
By Fuehrer; Henlein-and the Union developments.
No date for the initiation of con-
Is Member Of Party struction wIs revealed.
Of the $1,400,000 to be spent, about
KARLSBAD, Sudeten Germany, $250,000 will be used in improving the
Oct. 4.-(P)-Adolf Hitler, in exul- University heating system. A 1,100
tant military procession, today added horsepower boiler with all necessary
another slice of Czechoslovakia to an operating accessories, a new turbo-
expanding Germany which, he de- generator and an auxiliary air com-
clared, "nobody will ever be able to pressor will be installed at the E.
destroy again." Huron power plant.
Accompanied by Konrad Henlein, Qnly last Wednesday announcement
Sudeten leader, Der Fuehrer rode had been made of a $450,000 PWA
behind his troops into this famed grant to be used in the construction
resort town where the Sudeten of a $1,000,000 women's dormitory,
movement received great impetus
April 16 through promulgation of
Henlein's autonomy demands. Knott To Speak
"I don't know how I would some-ti g e" ro a e
tme get here,"0 itler told ahyse On Dictionar'ies
ical, heiling crowd, "but I did know ito a i t
that I would come."
Hitler, Henlein and their party
arrived early this afternoon on the Editor's Work Is Subject
heels of troops occupying this third Of Talk Tomorrow
zone of Sudetenland to be taken
over under the Munich four-power ac- Prof. Thomas A. Knott of the Eng-
Exeerpts From T
Message To Col
HOUSTON, Tex., Oct. 4.-(/P)-Im-
portant excerpts froln the text of ,
President Roosevelt's message to the
58th annual convention of the Ameri-
can Federation of Labor, to which
William Green, AFL president, plan- .
ned to reply, follow. It was the a
second time during the day FDR had!
explained his views on labor.
"During your lifetime, and mine a
vast improvement in the conditions of
tabor and the pay of labor in many
occupations in most parts of the
country has been brought about. This
has come about largely through the
efforts of organized labor. But much
still remains to be done.
"Collective bargaining is one of the
most useful devices for fair and con-
structive human relations and col-'
Unio Extnds cr'vcesWASHINGTON, Oct. 4-lP)-The
Union Extends Services, CIO reunited opposing factions in the
Facilitates Registration United Automobile Workers' high
command today by obtaining immedi-
To enable those students who have ate reinstatement of four expelled of-
afternoon laboratory courses which ficers who had been at odds with the
prevent their registering and obtain- Union's president, Homer Martin.
ing their Union membership cards and John L. Lewis, C.T.O. chairman, pre-
buttons during the regular hours from dicted that "complete elimination of
3 to 5. p. m., the registration service all internal controversies in the
will also be open from 7 to 9 p. m. U.A.W." would follow.
today and Thursday, it was an- Martin, convening the union's full
nounced yesterday. executive board for the first time
Students who wish to get their 1938- since charges and counter charges of
39 Union membership cards should Communistic and disruptive tactics
bring their treasurer's receipts stamp- split it in two and resulted in the ex-
d to show that their fees have been pulsions, declined to comment.
paid. 'iPhilip Murray and Sidney Hillman,
C.I.O. vice-chairmen, who had served
as arbiters, opened the board meet-
he President's ing today by reading their recommen-
dations for settling the union's prob-
uvention Of AFL iens. The rival factions had agreed
iadvance to accept the proposals.
Hillman and Murray suggested im-
onomic plan for his life, but for the mediate reinstatement of'vice-presi-
economic life of the nation. In many dentsRichard T.Frankensteen,
sectonmc ifaontedaon n many cuaion Wyndham Mortimer and Ed Hall and
sections and in many occupations Isecretary-treasurer George Addes.
which fall under the general classfi- Te ygteda-sure haGe tebAd
catonof abr, hee re ilion o IThey suggested also that the board
cation of labor, there are millions of immediately adopt rules providing for
Americans who suffer from inade- assignment of responsibility and of
quate pay or over-long hours, or both. duties.
"I hope the convention will leave I
open every possible door of access to et
peace and progress in the affairs of WolverineElection
organized labor in the United States.
"If leaders of organized labor canI P1a Is Approved
make and keep the peace between
various opinions and factions within The final draft of a plan for the
the labor group itself, it will vastly selection of future student executives
increase the prestige of labor with was approved at a meeting of the
the country and prevent the reaction Board of Directors of the Michigan
which otherwise is bound to injure Wolverine, student cooperative cafe-
the workers themselves. teria.
"I commend to all representatives The new plan makes it possible for
Humphreys Will Speak
To Sphinx At Luncheon
Sphinx, junior men's honorary so-
ciety, will hold an important luncheon
today in the Founder's Room of tn
Union, it was announced yesterday.
Richard Humphreys, '40, will speak
on "Dennis Flanagan and Other Great
Men I Have Known." Following the
address, Humphreys will lead a dis-
cussion on "How to Write for the
Man in the Street."
In Spanish War As 'Murderois'
ish departrnent, last managing edi-
tor of "Webster's New International
Dictionary" will lecture at 4:15 p. m.
tomorrow in the Graduate School
Auditorium on "Behind the Scenes
In Building a 20th Century Diction-
Professor Knott is recognized as an
authority in his field. Under his edi-
torship "Webster's" was completed in
record-time. He has had wide experi-
ence in lexicography and is at pres-
ent working with Prof. C. C. Fries on
the Middle English Dictionary.
.He cameto the University in 1935
following his work with Webster's
before which he was connected with
the English department at the Uni-
versity of Iowa.
As Prof. Hardin Craig, head of the
English department at Stanford Uni-
versity has Written, "his colleagues
at Iowa knew Knott wanted to edit a
dictionary. He was the only man they
had ever known who did want to edit
one and they did not know why, but
they wanted him to do what he wished
to do. He had learned and talked
and taught lexicography, had as-
sembled a collection of old diction-
aries, and had equipped himself gem-
arally and specially for the task of
making a dictionary ..
NEW YORK, Oct. 4.---P)-The
Board of Governors of the New York
Curb Exchange approved today a
By ROBERT PERLMAN
The Spanish people, united in their
fight against the invading legions of
Hitler and Mussolini, are relentlessly
determined to protect their freedom
and democracy, while the United
States maintains a murderous "neu-
trality" by prohibiting the shipment
of ev~n defensive weapons to Spain
-that was the picture drawn by two
eye-witnesses of the war before 300
students and townspeople in the
Union last night.
The story of the defense of Spain
and of the horrors of fascist bomb-
ings was told by Constance Kyle,
American social worker who cared
for Spanish refugee children, and
Manuel Azcarate, son of the Am-
emphasized, in behalf of democracy.
The meeting, at which more than
$30 was collected for food and medi-
cal supplies to be shipped to Spain,
was sponsored by the Ann Arbor com-
mittee for Medical Aid to Spain, the
Progressive Club and the local Ameri-
can League for Peace and Democracy.
Miss Kyle, pointing out that 22 out
of Spain's 28 million people are in
Loyalist territory, told of the peasant
women who left their homes and
towns rather than submit to fascist
rule. She will leave for Spain Oct. 28.
in time, she said, to see an American
ship bring $250,000 worth of badly
needed supplies to Spain.
The following resolution, passed at
the meeting, was sent last night to