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Cloudy today and Friday;
slightly warmer iday.


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After The Jews
I What?
Pros And Conls
On. The WPA .



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33 Nominated)
To J-Hop Jobs
Vote Is Today

Pact With Mexico Seen
BeneficialTo Goodwill

Two Perish

International Agreement Repudiates Former


Eight Positions Are Open
In First Junior Election
Under Revised Program
Three Are Declared
'In' Without A Vote
Thirty-three juniors will co'mpete
today for eight positions on the J-Hop
committtee, in the first junior class
election conducted, according to the
revised campus government plan.
Representatives from the literary.
engineering and rchitecture colleges
will be chosen, while James V, Halli-
gan, of East Tawas, Mary Ellen Spur-
geon, of Detroit, and Dorothy Robin-
son, of Milan, were declared automat-
ically elected in the forestry, educa-
tion and nursing school, respectively,
since they were the only ones who
petitioned from their schools.
List Is Announced
The official list of candidates was
voted on last night by Men's Council,
and announced by Fred Luebke, '39E,
president. In the literary college, there
are six women competing for two
jobs. They are: Roberta Leete, Mar-
garet Neafie, Mary Martha Dailey,
Ruth Chatard, Mary Meloche and
Barbara Benedict.
Thirteen men are in the field for
the other three positions in the liter-
ary college. They are: Jack Hoover,
Louis Grossman, G. Robert Harring-
ton, Donald Treadwell, Irving Ger-
son, James Grace, Don Nixon, Daniel
Shaw, Walter Stebens, Jack Reed,
Isadore Binder, Harrison Friend and
Harold Holshuh.
Name 11 Engineers
In the engineering college there are
11 candidates for two jobs: John S.
Collman, Robert Kiel, Jerome Belsky,
Hadley Smith, Redfield Zittel, Rich-
ard Adamns, Hugh H. Estes, Almon
Conrath, Frank Feely, Larry Rinek
and Markham S. Cheever.
Three candidates appear on the
architecture school ballot. They are
Wesley Lane, Yillian Zimmerman and
Annabel Dredge.
Voting machines will ',e used for
the elections from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
in the literary and engineering col-
leges, in Room 231 Angell Hall and
Room 348 West Engineering Build-
ing, respectively. The election in the
architecture school will be conducted
by regular ballots from 2 p.m. to 4
p.m. in the main lobby.
Accept Senior Petitions
The J-Hop chairmanship will be
awarded to the candidate in the lit-
erary college receiving the greatest
number of votesr
Election of one representative from
the music school will be conducted at
a general assembly at 4 p.m. Wednes-
day, Dec. 7.
At the same time, petitions for sen-
ior class officers in each school and
the 13 positions on the Senior Ball
committee are being accepted in the
Union student offices and the League
undergraduate offices. The deadline
for these applications is 8 p.m. Tues-
day, Dec. 6.

Of U.S. State Departm
Aids Plans For Pan
(Editor's Note: This is the third in ]
a series of articles in which the writer,
with the help of several members of
the faculty, who prefer to remain
anonymous, will attempt to analyze
the foreign policy of the United States
in respect to the swiftly-moving events
in the rest of the world.)
The recent agreement between the
United States and Mexico terminating
the long-standing controversy be-
tween the two nations over expropri-
ated lands of American nationals, has
not only amicably settled a serious
dispute, but promises to affect pro-
foundly the relations of the United
States with various other Latin-
American countries.
In respect to American foreign
policy the most pertinent observation
that can be made concerning the
settlement is this: The Good Neigh-
bor policy was confronted with a type
of economic difficulty which it had
to adjust satisfactorily if it was not
to lose reality as a political program.
The mutually satisfactory agreement,
therefore, removes one of the most
discordant 'notes that might jar the
symphony of good neighborliness that
is expected to be played at the Pan-
American conference next week. It is,
most observers are agreed, a vindica-
tion of the entire policy of mediation
and forebearance which the State
Department has taken in Mexican-
American affairs, in spite of the
pressure of the demands by some ex-
tremeist groups both here and in
Mexico for American expeditionary
forces, direct annexation, or armed
support for the anti-Cardenas ele-
The opinion of American citizens
regarding United States policy to-
ward Mexico has not been tested by
the polls, but several newspapers

ent Toward Mexicans;
-American Meeting
have taken it upon themselves to
gauge public feeling here and have ar-
rived at varying conclusions. Marquis
Childs, of the St. Louis Post-Dis-
patch, believes there exists in this
country a new kind of public opinion
based on a sympathetic knowledge of
Mexico and the Mexican people, often
combined with a strong isolationismk
which opposes any meddling on be-1
half of American investments abroad.
Some American newspapers and
magazines have declared that the
present Mexican government is dom-
inated by graft and bribery, entirely1
in the pattern of the past. They look1
upon the expropriation of agrarian
lands and oil reserves a merely an-
other opportunity for big-shot politi-
cos to enrich themselves. They areY
(Continued on Page 2)
1 *1
Codrean Slain;
Carol's Controlt
Now Complete
Prison Guards Annihilate
Rumanian Iron Guard;
Police Seek Terrorists
BUCHAREST, Nov. 30.-(ff)-- Cor-
neliu Zelea Codreanu, Rumania's
"Little Hitler" and 13 sub-leaders of
the illegal Pascist Iron Guard were
slain today and police were ordered
to shoot ruthlessly in the drive to
wipe out terrorists.
alk later" was the gist of in-
structions which went to gendarmerie
posts throughout the country advis-
ing that "verbal commands" were
useless in dealing with anyone caughtE
in the act of committing a crime of,
Codreanu, 39, chieftain of the sec-
ret organization, and 13 of his fol-
lowers-fell this morning onte road
from Rumnik-Sarat prison to Bucha-
rest under the volley of a prison guard
detail. An official announcement
said they had tried to escade.
'Five hours later they were buried
secretly in a prison graveyard and to-
night no one in Rumania challenged
the royal dictatorship of King Carol.
Codreanu was serving a sentence
for treason at Rumnik-Sarat, 10 miles
from the capital, but had been taken
with the 13 others in open cars for'a
trip under guard to Bucharest for
questioning concerning an attack at-
tributed to Irn Guardists.
The case was that of Flory Stefan-
escu Goanga, rector of the University
of Cluj, who was shot and critically
wounded on Monday.
The attack on the rector was said
to be part of a large scale Iron Guard
conspiracy for rebellion which police
presumed had been directed by Cod-
reanu from his prison cell.
With Condreanu and like their
leader serving sentences for treason
were 13 "heroes" of the guard who
had been convicted in two important
assassinations-three. for the slaying
of Premier Ion Duca in 1933 and 10
for complicity in the murder of an
Iron Guardist who had been accused
of betraying the movement.
Cowie Feted At Meeting
Dr. D. Murray Cowie, chairman of
the department of pediatrics and in-
fectious diseases of the medical
school, was honored recently on his
sixty-sixth birthday by members of
the Michigan Pediatric and Infectious
Disease Society at their seventh an-
nual meeting.

Fascist Nations
Wooing Arabs
Possible War With Britain
hiduces Anti - Semitism
To Win Foes Of Jews
Part of the motive behind mistreat-
ment of the Jews by Germany and
Italy may be due to anxiety to wireI
the support of the Arab population in
Palestine, Iraq, and Syria in case of
a conflict with Great Britain, said
Prof. Horace W. King of the en-
gineering school last night in a speech
before the American Society of Civil
Engineers. A solution to the problem
of Jews versus Arabs in Palestine
looks almost impossible, added Pro-
fessor King.
Speaking on observations made
during a trip around the world dur-
ing the past year, Professor King also
described the American University at
Beyrouth, an institution with ap-
proximately 1,600 students enrolled,
and a faculty made up almost entire-
ly of American teachers. An inter-
esting feature in connection with the
Beyouth University is that since its
founding in 1865 it has had only
three presidents, all of whom have
been members of the same family.
The first president wa, Howard
Bliss, a missionary. His son followed
him as president, and the present
head of the school is husband of the
founder's granddaughter.
Professor King's talk was illustrat-
ed by lantern slides showing various
points of interest in the three coun-

As Wrecked
Auto Burns
ans Of Alcohol In CarE
Contribute To Flames;
Bodies Unrecognizable
)nly Identification
Is Ontario License
Two unidentified people, thought to
e men, were burned to death about
.0 p.m. last night on US 12 one mile
Nest of Ann Arbor as their car ran,
nto the rear of an oil truck and bursts
nto flames. The driver of the truck,
aul E. Read, of 820 E. Second Street,
loyal Oak, was unhurt.
The automobile, a Dodge coupe1
>earing 1939 Ontario license plates
lumber 4B504, was travelling east, asI
vas the truck. About 50 five-gallon7
ans of alcohol, piled high in thej
.ear of the coupe, were jarred forward!
y the impact, pinning the bodies
gainst the dashboard and windshield.
Both doors were thrown open, but1
he occupants were unable to escape,
vidently being killed immediately.
Crowd Endangered
A crowd which had gathered toj
vatch the conflagration was endang-
red when the gas tank exploded,
ending a column of flames over 30
eet into the air. The sudden blaze
ignited the hair of an unidentified
nan who was saved from serious in-
jury by L. A. Delp of Ann Arbor,
who threw his overcoat over the
iead and shoulders of the burning
nan. Several other onlookers had
their hair or the fur of their coats
Police were notified by Max Sands
)f 808 E. Kingsley, Ann Arbor, who
heard the explosion and saw the,
'lames leap high into the air from
,ome distance down the road. The
ruck, owned by the H. A. Schenk
.o. of Detroit, loaded with fuel oil,j
was driven out of danger from the
lames immediately after the crash.
Extinguished By Chemicals
For an hour the 4fire raged with
)ccasional flare-ups caused by the
alcohol, shooting flames up to 25
feet high. It was finally extinguished
by a chemical truck from the Ann
Arbor fire department. A fire truck
ent earlierdto the scene returned to
the station after its stck of chemicals
'iad been exhausted...
The bodies were charred beyond
any hope of recognition. They could
not be removed for some time because
of the heat f the wreckage. They
are as yet unidentified,
The Provincial Police of Toronto,
Canada, called by the Daily, could give
no information as to the name under
which the car is registered.. They
have in Toronto record only of 1939
licenses issued up to the number'
4B440, but were trying last night to
discover the identity of the owner of
the burned car.
Students Give
Concert Sunday
Symphony Group To Play
Before Local Audience
The University Symphony Orches-
tra, conducted by Mr. Thor Johnson
of the School of Music, will present
a concert at 4:15 p.m. Sunday in Hill
Auditorium to which the general pub-
lic is invited-
Prof. Joseph Brinkman of the
School of Music will appear as piano

soloist. The Symphony's program will
include Brahm's "Serenade in D ma-
jor, Op. 11," Mozart's "Concerto in
A major" in which Professor Brink-
man will act as soloist, Wagner's
"Prelude to the Third Act of 'Tristan
and Isolde" and Rimsky-Korsakov's
"Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34"
The University Symphony consists
of approximately 85 persons, all of
whom are students enrolled in the
ASME Postpones
Banquet To Dec. 14
Postponement of the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers' an-
nual "Roast" banquet from Dec. 7 to
Dec. 14 was announced yesterday by
Mark Stoddard, '39, publicity chair-

500 Convene
In Education
Adult Training Conference
To Discuss Viewpoints
And School's Position
Ruithven Will Greet
Conclave Delegates
Nearly 500 leaders in the field of
adult education will converge on Ann
Arbor tomorrow to attend the second
Great Lakes Regional Conference on
Adult Education, to be held tomorrow
and Saturday at the Graduate
. The conference is sponsored by the
Michigan Council on Adult Educa-
tion, the Detroit Council on Adult
Education, and the American Asso-
ciation for Adult Education, assisted
by the University Extension Service,
and is being held this year in con-
junction with the 15th annual Michi-
gan Conference on Adult Education.
Primary goals of the conference
will be points of view on adult educa-
tion, and the relation of the com-
munity school to adult education.
Morse A. Cartwright, executive di-
rector of the American Association
for Adult Education, New York, will
speak on "Propaganda and Adult
Education," at a dinner meeting at
6:15 p.m. tomorrow.-
"Adult Education and the Future
of Our American Democracy" will be
the subject of a talk by Dr. Eduard
C. Lindeman, of the New York School
of Social Work, at the final lun-
cheon meeting of the conference on
A general session will open the
program tomorrow morning after
greetings from President Alexander
G. Ruthven. Six speakers are list-
ed for the first generalI session.
E. J. Soop, president of the Detroit
Council of Adult Edvziation, will
preside at a fellowship luncheon to
be held at 12:15 p.m. tomorrow at
the League.
Seven group sessions, intended to
cover various types of adult educa-
tion' problems, will be held tomorrow
afternoon, followed by a general ses-
sion presided over by Dr. James D.
Bruce, University vice-president, and
Dr. Howard Y. McClusky of the edu-
cation school.

I T\ 'M 7 a AI-N 70

Strikes By Display
I Of Military Force


Girls' Dorm Displays
'Rooms For Boys' Sign
Since the rules governing sub-leas-
ing of University property are not at
hand, it's uncertain as to whether or
not a sign noticed in a Helen New-
berry window has a legal right to be
there. The signr reads "Rooms for
Perhaps with an eye to possible
complications, legal and otherwise,1
the same window bears another sign
in the opposite corner. This one warns
"No Trespassing, Hunting or Fish-
ing Under Penalty of the Law." 1
The price required to rent the room1
was not revealed by the occupantst
during an interview with a Daily re-t
porter yesterday. Nor would they give
the reporter an option and take downt
the sign, claiming they might lose1
better offers.
Alleged Bookie I
Will Be Tried.
Before Payne
Hearing Of John Pieters,
Accused Pool Operator,
To Be Held Tomorrow
Hearing of John R. Pieters, '22, ofc
Kalamazoo, charged with the opera-
tion of a football pool, will be heldi
at 2 p.m. tomorrow by Justice of
Peace Jay H. Payne. .
Charges were preferred against
Pieters, owner of the City Cigar Store
at 106 E. Huron St., by Earl A. Hollo-
way, '40, BAd, of Flint, who was not
paid "winnings" in a football selec-
tion pool of Saturday, Nov. 18.
Pieters was arrested Tuesday, Nov.
22, and pleaded "not guilty" to the
charges. He was released on $500
bail. Operation of such a pool is a
major misdemeanor and is punish-
able by a $500 fine, one year in prison.
or both.
Students were "taken" for more
than $6,00 when Pieters and three
other pool operators, from Detroit
and Chicago failed to pay off. War-
rants have been sworn out for opera-
tors of the Detroit 'green ticker fcot-
ball pool, but these men are still at
Varsity Debate
To Be Tonight
Indiana Meets Michigan;
Forum Follows Debate
The University of Indiana will en-
counter a Michigan affirmative de-
bate team at 8 p.m. ttday in the
North Lounge of the Union in the
fourth Conference contest on the
topic, "Resolved: That the United
States Should Establish an Alliance
with Great Britain."
Robert Huber, who received an
M.A. from Michigan in 1934, is coach
of the Indiana team. William Muehl,
'41, and Sidney Davidson, '40, make
up the Michigan affirmative squad,
coached by Prof. Arthur Secord,
which will see action tonight.
A Union forum discussion period
will follow the no-decision debate.
Clifford Livingston, '40, is in charge
of arrangements.

Disorder Rife After Strikes
Fail; Premier Decrees
'Economic Mobilization'
Government Keeps
Popular Front Intact
PARIS, Nov. 30.-(1P)-Labor dis-
orders broke out in eight French
cities tonight after Premier Edouard
Daladier had smashed a nation-wide
general strike with the threat of
armed force and by military law.
There were few disorders during
the day as the Premier compelled
public service workers to stick to
their jobs under military orders. La-
bor tacitly admitted it had lost its
figlit with Daladier in other indus-
tries as well, stating "the use of mili-
tary force" resulted in a "resumption
of work."
But scuffles resulted after the men
were released from their jobs. At
Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Dieppe, Grenoble
and Marseille there were encounters
between police and mobile guards on
the one hand and foiled strikers on
the other.
Labor Protests
Organized labor of France had
sought to tie up the country for one
day in protest against the Daladier
government's economic program. It
was the first big challenge to the
Daladier regime.
Tonight Daladier went ahead by
ordering for France a three-year state
of "economic mobilization," and
turned to a campaign for Parliamen-
tary approval of his decrees imposing
new taxes and suspending the 40-
hour Week-labor's chief target in
the general strike call.
"Economic mobilization" was de-
creed in the "national interest," the
government said in explanation of its
1939 budget demands. The full text
of an explanatory note was made
public today.
"During the whole (three-year)
plan," the note said, "the French
must understand they are in a state
of economic mobilization."
Daladier Thanks Workers
Daladier broadcast his thanks to
French workers tonight for disre-
garding the general strike order.
He said today would remain "an
historic date" in French history be-
cause it was marked by a renewal of
"respect for law and respect for
order" throughout the nation.
Leon Jouhaux, heavy-jowled, tuft-
bearded leader of the General Con-
federation of Labor, issued an im-
plied concession of defeat. Parlia-
mentary supporters of Daladier
called it a labor fiasco and a great
triumph for the Premier.
The General Confederation of La-
bor, an organization of 5,000,000
workers, had called on about 4,000,000
members to strike. Exceptions had
been made for vital services.
The government's explanation of
its budgetary proposals pledged it not
to abandon the "principle" of the 1936
People's Front social legislation, the
main point of which' was the 40-hour


Rolling Brew Barrel
Pays Football Wager
No, students, that was not a barrel
of beer that the boy and the girl
pushed the length of the diagonal at
1 p.m. yesterday-it was a football
The girl was Johanna Scurla, '42,,
the boy was George Whitman, '41E,
the winner was Newton Hagar, '40E,
and the bet was Army against Navy,
with, Hagar picking the Cadets.
Miss Scurla and Whitman managed
to push, kick and roll the barrel
(empty) the entire length of the diag-
onal with the usual one o'clock
throng of more than 2,000 diagonal-
walkers dodging, cheering, and won-
dering what it was all about.
Unofficial timers clocked the team
at 15 minutes, 27 seconds.
Furstenberg Talks Today
At Union Coffee Hour
Dean Albert C. Furstenberg of the
Medical School will deliver a short
talk on the medical profession at
4:30 p.m. today in the small ballroom
of the Union. Dean Furstenberg will
also lead a discussional forum fol-
lowing his talk.
The vocational coffee hour, the
fifth of a current series, is designed
to acquaint students planning to en-
ter the medical profession.

. Daily Edition
On Sal Dec.12
Proceeds Of Annual Drive
To Go To Local Needy;
Groups Will Cooperate
The fourth annual Goodfellow drive
designed to furnish all year Christ-
mas cheer to Ann Arbor's needy fami-
lies and students will be climaxed
Monday, Dec. 12, when the Goodfel-
low edition of the Daily appears on
On that date an all day street sale
will be conducted by members of cam-
pus honor societies, the Daily staff
and other campus groups.
Proceeds of the drive, sponsored by
the Daily, will be distributed through
the Family Welfare Bureau, the Social
Service Department of the University
Hospital, and Dean's Discretionary
Fund. Underprivileged families, hos-
pital shut-ins and hard-pressed stu-
dents will benefit.
Last vear's ofelon~w drive r~aised




Need For Social And Economic
Plan Recognized By Congress

Galens Start Drive To Provide
Christmas For Hospital Children

Dental Students
Hear McClusk
Psychologist Points Out
Need For Cooperation
Since interdependence and special-
ization are becoming ever more imh-
portant in modern life, cooperatibn
between everyone is essential if we
are to retain the democratic way of
living, Dr. Howard Y. McClusky of
the school of education said before
the Dental Students Assembly yes-
Dr. McClusky cited the success of
the community corporation in its
combat with modern problems, as
proof that cooperation can exist and
function well in a democratic setup.
Specifically, he told of the accom-
plishments of Branch County, Mich.,
in organizing rural libraries, aiding
youth, relief of unemployment, pro-
viding recreational facilities, and
building a hospital-all through this
manner of cooperation and unsel-
Midget Plane Is Flown
Non-Stop Over Continent

Editor's Note: This is the first in a
series of articles dealing with the pro-
posal to form a National Economic
Council to investigate and make sug-
gestions for a long-range planning of
our economic and social life. Dean
Henry M. Bates of the University Law
School, who was consulted by the Sen-
ate Committee formed to investigate
the desirability of such a council, has
supplied much of the information pre-
ented here. Other facts have been
gleaned from the Committee's report.
The need for a deep and disinter-
ested study of the social and econom-
ic system under which we live has

changes that have brought America
along with the rest of the world to
the brink of chaos, and impress upon'
the Congress the need of investigat-
ing the desirability of establishing a
National Economic Council.
TheSenate Committee on Manu-
factures has been conducting such a
study for the past two years and re-
cently released their report as to the
advisability of modernizing our demo-
cratic machinery and making it more
adequate to cope with the social and
economic problems of the day.
Quoting from the Committee's re-

Christmas cheer and facilities for
recreation for the crippled and handi-
capped children in the University
Hospital will be provided once again
by Galens, junior and senior honorary
medical society, with the proceeds of
their 10th annual two-day tag drive
that begins today. I
Galens was founded in 1914 for the
purpose of serving as a contact be-
tween the faculty and medical stu-
dents. In 1917, the Owls, an or-
ganization which had been admin-
istering the Goodrfellow Fund. be-

each house with tags, thus succeeding{
in having the houses contribute in
a group rather than individually as
Galens succeeds in covering the
campus and town by means of a stu-
dent force outfitted with tin pails in
which all contributions are gathered.
The first tag day sales in 1928 netted
the society $1,000 and provided a
Christmas party for 350 children.
Mid-depression in 1930 seemed to
have no effect on Ann Arbor and
$1,825, the highestnamount contribut-
ed since the Galens drives began,

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