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VOL. XLIX. No. 52 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, NOV. 24. 1938

PRICE, FIVE CENTS

PARIS, Nov. 23 -()- France
agreed on a war renunciation pct1
with hr traditional enemy Germahy
today and started military "coopera-
tion" talks with Great Britain.
The French-German understand-
ing, paralleling a British-German
anti-war declaration signed at Mun-
ich Sept. 30, had been awaited as a
possible cornerstone on which to
build European peace.
The agreement was announced
shortly before British Prime Minister
Chamberlain and Foreign Secretary
Viscount Halifax arrived in Paris for
discussions with Premier Daladier and
Foreign Minister Bonnet.
To Discuss Jewish Problem
These conversations were expected
here to result in a more binding mili-
tary agreement between France and
Great Britain. An official said that
amore other things, the ministers
would discuss a plan to aid German
Jewish refugees.
The same source said details of the
French-German agreement would be
withheld until it was signed. Formal
signing was expected to coincide with.
a visit to Paris by Joachim von Rib-
bentrop, German Foreign Minister,
about Dec. 1.
Informed sources said the text of
the accord would be brief, following
this line:
First, a simple declaration of non-
aggression.
Second, a statement that neither
country has any specific controversy
with the other and an agreement to
submit all future dputes to consul-
tation rather than to threaten each
other with war.
Recognize Common Border
The secongd section would embody
muual recognition of the existing
French-German frontier. Germany
would thus promise in writing to lay
no further claim to Alsace-Lorraine,
provinces returned to France by Ger-
many after the World War and the
cause of disputes many times in his-
tory. Chancellor Hitler made such
assurances in addresses during the
Czechoslovak crisis.
Although the French - German
agreement was a big element in the
European situation, it was pointed
out that France could not forego pre-
cautionary measures and the exten-
sion of collaboration with Great Brit-
ain'
Will Incdde Spanish War,
The French-British military under-
standing, signed last April 29 in Lon-
don, was expected to be broadened to
pledge unconditional and instant
military aid to France whereas the
present agreement gives Britain the
right to decide what to do in case of
a German attack on France.
Other subjects the ministers were
expected to discuss included a plan
for mediation of the Spanish Civil
War.
It was believed that readjustment,
at least, of the French-Soviet mutual
assistance pact would be a necessary
condition to stronger British cooper-
ation with France.
Nell Gwyn Players
Offer Pro duction
4Of English Drama
Final touches are being put upon
the Nell Gwyn Compan'y's production
of George Farquhar's 17th century
comedy, "The Recruiting Officer" to
be given at 8:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre. Prof. William.P. Halstead
of the speech department is in charge
of production.
The scenery, designed by Profes-
sors H. Harlan Bloomer, George
Gould Ross and Jean Paul Slusser
has been constructed by a group of
artists recruited from both student
and faculty ranks.

James Doll, well-known designer,
is doing the costumes assisted by
Miss Ann Edmunds. Otto Graf and
Frederic G. Cassidy are handling the
music, and Clifford Prator and Vin-
cent Scanio are in charge of the

Jews Facing
New Trouble
In Nazi Levy
Need For Selling Property
At Low Prices Makes
EmigrationDifficult
Foreigners Exempt
From Heavy Fine
BERLIN, Nov. 23-(')-A Nazi levy
of 20 per cent of Jewish fortunes,
about $2,000, placed a new dilemma
before hard-pressed Jews today while
reports of Jewish suicides increased.
Many of the wealthier Jews, lack-
ing cash to pay the fine, realized
they 'would have to let property go
at whatever prices they could get,
thus making it financially difficult
or impossible for them to emigrate.
Some had to choose whether to
remain in Germany until after Aug.
15, 1939nwhen the last payment of
the penalty is due, or to leave im-
mediately and abandon all their prop-
erty to the Nazis. In that case, they
understood, emigration would be im-
possible without help
,Among the mounting reports of
uicides were cases of Jews with Aryan
wives who killed themselves to re-i
lieve wives of stigma and to enable
them to collect life insurance.
The levy to pay the $400,000,000
fine imposed on Jews for the assas-
ination of Ernst Vom Rath, secretary
in the German Embassy in Paris, by
a young Polish Jew.
A decree signed by Finance Minis-
ter Count Lutz Schwerin-Krosigk,
provided:
"A contribution of . one billion
Reichsmarks ($400,000,000) will be
collected from German Jews and those
Jews without nationality in the form
of a tax levy on their fortune.
"Foreign Jews are exempted from'
the levy. The levy will not be imposed
if the entire fortune, after deduction
of all liabilities, does not exceed 5,000
Reichsmrks ($2,000) ."
This was considered part of "the
last chapter of the Jewish question
in Germany, in which Propaganda
Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels
warned there would be no mercy un-
til the Hebrew )s driven from Ger-
man life.
Judge Dissolves.
Press Injurncon
NLRB Exceeded Its Power
In Local Case, He Rules
The National Labor Relations
Board exceeded its authority in inter-
vening in a dispute between the Ann
'Arbor Press and its employes, Cir-
cuit Court Judge George W. Sample
ruled today.
Judge Sample said the Board had
not denied allegations that the com-
pany's business was solely intrastate
and therefore not under the jurisdic-
tion of the NLRB.
The opinion was given during dis-
solution of an injunction which re-
strained the; board from opening a
hearing into charges that the com-
pany was guilty of unfair labor prac-
tices. The Board previously had
withdrawn its complaint against the
firm.
The NLRB conducted a hearing in-
to the charges in Washington and
filed a preliminary report which held
the company guilty of violating the
Wagner Labor Act. A strike of union

printers at the firm's plant was
settled Sept. 3.

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In CIO Strike
Both Sides Will Confer
On Saturday; Brokers
Appeal To Washington
Three-Day Strike
Costly To Industry
CHICAGO, Nov. 23-W)-Govern-
ment conciliators announced tonight
that representatives of the CIO and
the Union Stock Yards Company
had agreed to hold a conference Sat-
urday morning in an effort to end a!
strike of livestock handlers that has
suspended trade at Chicago's stock
yards.
The federal arbiters intervened at
about the time directors of the Chi-
cago Livestock Exchange, made up of
brokers who buy and sell on the open
market at the yards. telegraphed an
appeal to Secretary of Agriculture
Wallace to use his influence in termi-
nating the stalemate lest the "entire
industry" suffer a "great loss." Wal-
lace declined to comment on the plea.
The sharp decline in stock ship-
ments threatened to curtail meat pro-
cessing in the packing plants here-
the world's greatest butcher shop.
There were no sales on the open
market at the yard today-the third
day of the dispute. Approximately
8,000 head of stock arrived by train
and truck. But these were sent direct-
ly to the packing houses and the In-
ternational Livestock Show, opening
Saturday in the huge amphitheater.
No sales were planned tomorrow-
the Thanksgiving holiday.
The vast expanse of pens presented
a desolate picture. The strange silence
was relieved only by the squeals of
several hundred pigs left in the en-
closure. Commission men agreed to
feed and water them but placed a
ban on sales.
Fire Is Raging
in Movie Colony
1,000 Men Fight Flames
On Four Fronts
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 23--
(A)-Palatial homes in the movie col-
ony were burned, several thickly
populated mountainside communities
were threatened and beach residents!
were reported taking refuge in the
surf of the Malibu Beach region late
today as a roaring brush fire swept
out of control in the Tiobanaga -an-
yon area.
Fanned by a 45-mile wind, the
flames rushed through tinder-dry
brush and timber on four fronts, with
more than a thousand fire fighters
hastily mustered from a dozen cities,
the C.C.C. and Los Angeles County
making a desperate attempt to stop
the blaze.
A Los Angeles county fire crew
was reported completely surround-
ed by fire, Oka Stewart, an ama-
teur radio operator reported to auth-
orities.
Life guards were rushed by speed-
boat to the Malibu district, famous
motion picture colony, on a report
that refugees from the flames had
rushed into the sea.
The homes of actor Richard Dix
and directors Sam Wood and Frank
Lloyd were known to have been de-
stroyed. All were above Los Tunas
Canyon,

Uncovered By Students;

Detroit Loses

Louis Wenger Is Arrested
On Charge Of Violating
Gambling Games Law
Evidence Unearthed
By DailyReporter
Evidence gathered by two Uni-
versity-students resulted in the arrest
yesterday of Louis Wenger of Ann
,Arbor, alleged operator of a dice game
in the United Cigar Store at 118 E.
Huron.
Wenger was charged with violating
a city ordinance forbidding the opera-
tion of gambling games, a misde-
meanor. He pleaded not guilty when
arraigned before Justice Harry W.
Reading, and was released upon a
cash bond of $100.
The arrest was made by Detective
Eugene Gehringer, of the city police
force.
The students, Thomas Keppelman,
'38E, and Harry L. Sonneborn, '40, a
Daily reporter, had familiarized
themselves with the dice game, which
was played on a counter in the rear
of the store.
They played the dice game from 4
to 4:30 p.m. yesterday, when Keppel-
man left and met Mayor Walter C.
Sadler and William M. Laird, city at-
torney, at Justice Reading's office.
Keppelman swore out a John Doe
warrant for Wenger's arrest, whose
name was not known at the time.
The trial was set for 10 a.m. Mon-
day by Justice Reading.
Keppelman and Sonneborn had, at
the request of Mayor Sadler, attempt-
ed to secure some evidence of gamb-
ling previously, through the racing
handbook and numbers or policy
game that they said was also operat-
ed through thecigar store, but noth-
ing concrete enough to be used as
evidence had been obtained until they
were told by Laird that the dice game
would constitute sufficient evidence.
BForeign Dinner
Brings Out 350

Hunter Turns Hitcher
To Get Ride For Deer
ST. IaGNACE, Nov. 24.-aomething
new in hitch-hiking was 'seen "here
this week when a Mt. Pleasant man
thumbed a ride home for his newly-
shot deer, suitcase, rifle, and him-
self.
The hunter-hiker walked into St.
Ignace with a buck slung across his
back. He parked his belongings
near the state ferry dock and in a
Oort time obtained a ride to lower
Michigan.
Regents Accept
New Donations
And Resignation

Dr.
To
At

Government L-oc Dice Game Racket
Will Mediate

Mowat
Take P
Winthr

Fraser Quits
Post As Dean
rop College

AFL Leader Asks Power
Be Given Labor To Help
RegulateProfit Sharing
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23-(P)-Wil-
liam Green, president of the Ameri-,
can Federation of Labor, proposed
today that collective bargaining be
extended "as rapidly as possible" into
the field of giving labor--over and
above its regular wages-a share in'
the profits of business.
Testifying before a Senate finance
subcommittee, engaged in a survey
of profit-sharing systems, he said
labor cannot approve such programs
unless given a voice in working themE
out, as well as in establishing the
wages they supplement.
He expressed, too, "unalterable op-
position" to any use of the Federal;
taxing power "to promote profit-shar-
ing plans," and to amendments to
the social security act giving taxI
credits to employers for instituting
profit-sharing.
Green testified just after H. Board-
man Spalding, chairman of the taxa-
tion committee of the National As-
sociation of Manufacturers, had
claimed that his group was opposed to
any special tax relief or tax incentive
as a means of regularizing employ-
ment-except as incentives may exist
under state unemployment compen-j
sation laws.
It was emphasized, however, that
the group has not reached any con-
clusion on incentive taxation designed
to promote profit-sharing.
Senator Vandenberg (Rep-Mich),
who is pushing an inquiry into the
possibility of tax exemptions as in-
centives for profit-sharing and in-
creased employment, expressed . "a-
mazement" at the Manufacturers As-
sociation's opposition to tax relief
for stabilizing work. Thousands of
employers favor such a step, he said.
Green told the committee labor was
not opposed to the principle of profit-
sharing but "to the way it has devel-
oped and operated."
May Hold State Job
SFrankensteen Says
LANSING, Nov. 23.-()-Richard
T. Frankensteen, United Automobile
Workers leader, said today he was
undecided whether to resign from the
State Emergency Relief Commission
before Jan. 1 or to wait for Governor-
elect Frank D. Fitzgerald to fire him.
"I realize that I'm as good as gone
from the commission now," he told
reporters today, "for its members
serve only at the pleasure of the Gov-

Students Hear
Nelson Makes

Ruthven;
Awards

Foreign students gathered with
University officials and townspeople
i the Union last night as they cele-
brated the most American of tradi-1
tions, Thanksgiving, in the annual In-
ternational Dinner for foreign stu-
dents.
Faculty members and townspeople
acted as hosts and hostesses at the
typical Thanksgiving meal for the
more than 350 foreign students who
attended. President Ruthven spoke to
the guests on the value of the In-
ternational Center and expressed the
hope that it will develop further. Eric
Jan Leander, travelling fellow of the
University of Stockholm, replied on
behalf of the foreign students.
Prizes were awarded by J. Raleigh.
Nelson, counselor for Foreign stu-
dents, to winners in competitions
sponsored by the International Cen-
ter. Y. K. Chen, captain of the
Chinese soccer team, was presented
a loving cup in token of his team's
triumph over the Internationals, the
other team entered in the soccer com-
petition sponsored joiny by the In-
ternational Center and the Intramur-.
al Department. Other awards were
presented to C. K. Hsu, Grad., in ping-
pong and M. L. Woo, Grad., in bridge.

The Board of Regents accepted the
resignation of Dr. Mowat G. Fraser,
lecturer in education, at a special
meeting held yesterday morning. Dr.
Fraser will become dean of Winthrop
College at Rock Hill, S. C. ,
A faculty member since 1935, Dr.
Fraser holds degrees from Oxford
and Columbia. He formerly taught
at Minnesota and has gained a con-
siderable reputation for his studies of
pressure groups made since 1930'for
the American Historical Association.
At the same time, the Regents ac-
cepted a gift of $370 from the Uni-
versity Club of Pontiac for the estab-E
lishment of a student loan fund.
Other donations included one of
$500 from Charles T. Miller of De-
troit to be added to the Lake Angelus
special fund; $150 given by the Ann
Arbor Kiwanis Club to the underpriv-
ileged children's club; and $100 from
the King's Daughters' hospital circle
for the King's Daughters' convales-
cent fund.
The Regents also accepted a bronze,
bust of, Regent Junius E. Beal of Ann
Arbor. A work of Carleton W. Angell,
staff artist at the Museums, the bust
was given by Prof. and Mrs. Albert
C. Jacobs of New York City. Mrs.
Jacobs is Regent Beal's daughter.
Contracts for preliminary work in
connection with the University-PWA
building program were awarded to
Henry J. Kuebler of Ann Arbor and
John Lesser of Dexter.
Mine. Flu ogstad
Appears -Here
Kirsten Flagstad, reputed to be
the world's greatest Wagnerian sopra-,
no, will appear Wednesday night on
the Hill Auditorium concert stage
under the auspices of the University
Choral Union..
Born in Norway, Madame Flagstad
came to this. country five years ago,
and hat since made a number of ap--
pearances in Ann Arbor. Her tireless
singing voice has enabled her to make
an almost continuous tour of the
country during this period.
Described as "the greatest living'
singer" by iany critics, and given
paeans of praise by the press in gen-
eral, she is nevertheless . noted for
her simplicity of manner and lack
of ostentation. She contributes her
suqcess, according to a recent inter-
view, to "work, work and more work."
She also states that she would rather
keep house than sing. -
Madame Flagstad had the advan-
tage of growing up in an intensely
musical background. In addition to
her famous opera teacher-mother, her
father was also a conductor in Oslo,
' near where she was born.
Japanese Bomb

$15,000
Operators Of Local Pool
Also Swindled Bettors
In Detroit, Police Say
Creditors To Testify
Against Local Bookie
By NORMAN A. SCHORR
DETROIT, Nov. 23 (Special to the
Daily)-Detroiters were swindled out
of at least $15,000 by the two men
who operated the "green ticket" foot-
ball pool in Ann Arbor through per-
sonal representatives on the Univers-
ity campus, Lieut. John McCarthy of
the Detroit Police Department said
late last night.
The two men named in the Daily
Tuesday as Larry Rodman, and Harry
Gordon are being hunted here. Gor-
don was the Ann Arbor agent, stu-
dents said.
This duo, however are not the real
backers of the pool, Lieutenant Mc-
Carthy said. Police believe that two
other men whom McCarthy described
as "petty larceny thieves and cheap
hangers-on" are the men who are be-
hind the pool. Another pool, the Na-
tional Daily, which also operated in
Ann Arbor was also under the con-
trol of these men, he said.
Intended To Run Out
"These men didn't have more than
a few hundred dollars behind them
and had no inteitions of paying off
this week," McCarthy said.
Police are holding for questioning
Julian Stark, owner of the Russell
Woods Recreation Hall at 12234 Dex-
ter Blvd. He was arrested Tuesday
when detectives found that a tele-
phone number appearing on the pool
ticket with the caption, "Call Julie
between two and six," was that of a
public booth at the recreation hall.
Stark denied any knowledge of the
pool and claimed he merely gave one
of the men permission to use his
booth. Police are reasonably sure,
however, McCarthy told the' Daily,
that Stark knows more than he is
saying at present. He will be held for
forty-eight hours.
Students Witnesses Against Pieters
Students who weren't paid on their
bets in a football pool Saturday will
be the chief witnesses against John
R. Pieters, '22, of Kalamazoo, the
bookmaker, when he comes up for
examination Dec. 1 before Justice of
the Peace Jay H. Payne. Pieters was
released on $500 bail.
Pieters is being charged under a
statute which' holds the operation of
a football pool depending on chance
to be illegal, and which does not in-
volve those who place bets, Prose-
cutor Albert J. Rapp explained. The
offense is a major misdemeanor and
is punishable by a fine of $500, a year
in prison, or both.
The pools in Ann Arbor have been
paying out consistently all season,
students said, but this past week of-
fered ridiculously easy games to select
at high odds. Thus, they said, a run-
out might well have been planned.
Meanwhile no word had yet been.
received late% last night concerning
the operators of the "green ticket"
pool, who had also left town hurried-
ly without paying off an estimated
$2500 in winnings. One of the stu-
dent representatives - for this pooil
named Harry Gordon and Larry
Rodman as the backers of this pool,
and they were traced to the Richton
Recreation Hall on Dexter Boulevard
in Detroit
Pieters offered Monday to make
partial payment for the mofey he
owed but this proposal was rejected
by students. The alleged bookie claims
that he too has "been run out on"

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Child Guidance Institute Offers
State-Wide Delinquency Service

(Editor's Note: This is the ninth in
a series of articles on various sociolog-
ical research, traning and service groups
at the University.)
In its campaign to make Michigan
communities conscious of the need
for adequate facilities for social work
the Michigan Child Guidance Insti-
tute has established a service for
dealing with delinquent children from
the entire state.
This "direct referral" service is,
offered to any person under 21, who
is referred to the Institute by par-
ents, teachers or judges in the state,
at the actual cost involved in hand-
ling the case.
The Institute first offers an "out-
patient" service for children whose
cases are not serious enough or who

tute has a "hospitalization" service.
These cases are put up at the Uni-
versity Hospital after the social data,
parent's consent (or a court order),.
and general history of the case are
obtained.
The patient can remain for as long
as a month, during which time he
receives repeated observation ' and
physical examinations. The cost for
actual materials and food used in
caring for the child usually comes to
from $3.50 to $5 a day.
After the children have been ex-
amined by either method Dr. Lowell
J. Carr, director of the Institute, Dr.
Paul Jordan, psychiatrist, Mr. J. E.
Stermer, probation expert, and other
members of the staff confer on the{
case and consider the four tynes of

Rattlesnakes Are Sae;
Turkey Is Still Favorite
PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 23.-(')
-Society's Thanksgiving dinners to-
morrow will refute that widespread
canard that rattlesnake meat is a,
favorite delicacy here. 'Tain't so.
Turkey will reign supreme.
Where the rattlesnake rumors
started is a mystery. The Chamber
of Commerce, has been deluged with
inquiries. They had to settle an ar-
gument started in a London club and
reassure a man in Australia, in addi-
tion to answering numerous queries
from the United States.
One te luxe market stocks canned

and cannot pay.
Aircraft Factories
Seek. Larger Outpu
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23-~P)----An
erican aircraft manufacturers a
seeking a means of tripling the
output to keep pace with Preside:
Roosevelt's reported program of a
quiring one of the world's stronge
fleets of warplanes.
A mass production goal of 1,0
planes a month, to be attained with
a few months if possible, was la
down at a conference of manufa
turers and Government officials, i

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Shensi Province

SHANGHAI, Nov. 23 --(AP)- Jap-
anese air raiders struck today at the

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