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VOL. XLIX. No, 58




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Daladier Calls-
A New Session,
Of Parliament
To Meet Crisis
Soldiers Sent To Subdue
Uprising Of Employes;
Strilers Storm Factory
Sympathy Walkouts}
Increase Agitation
(By Associated Press)
PARIS, Dec. 1-Premier Eduoard
Daladier announced today he would
convoke Parliament next Thursday
for what promised to be a showdown
on his three-year plan of "economic
Scattered walkouts of workers in
sympathy with thousands of their
fellows who were discharged by priv-
ate ipdustries for joining yesterday's
abortive general strike confronted
the government with a complex new
Forces of soldiers and mobile guards
such as Daladier employed to break
the general strike movement were
dispatched to separated regions to
meet these new walkouts.
Workers Storm Plant
The. government ordered the sym-
pathy strikes and occupations to be
suppressed as firmly as was the gen-
eral strike movement-by concilia-
tion if possible or by force if neces-
Wholesale discharges caused several
hundred workers at Raismes, near
Valenciennes, to storm a metal plant
in an effort to prevent 60 retained
employes from continuing their work.
Mobile guards intervened. A brief
skirmish ensued in which one guard
was injured. Several arrests were
made and the workers soon were dis-

Michigan Will Lead Big Ten
In Student HousingNext Year

University's Three New,
Dormitories Lead Field,
Survey By Daily Reveals
Michigan will take the lead among
Big-Ten universities in student hous-
ing next fall when, following an ex-
tensive building program, the percen-
tage of students housed in dormitories
will increase from 10 perA cent this
year to 25 per cent, results of a sur-
vey conducted by the Daily reveal.
This year Michigan ranks fifth in
the conference group, but will jump
to first place next year when three
dormitories accommodating roughly
1,410 men and one housing 356 wom-
en will be completed. Appropriations
totalling $2,522,250 were made by the
University this year to start the
building program which will leach a
total of at least $6,000,000 next year.
Several of the Big Ten universities
reported extensive dormitory build-
ing programs under way, but they do
Crash Victims
Are Identified
Here By Cousin
Both Bodies Are Removed
To Hamilton; Revenue
OfficialsBegin A Probe
The two men cremated when their
car rammed the rear of an oil truck
and burst into flames one mile west
of Ann Arbor Wednesday night were
identified yesterday as William
Leuchter, 26 years old, 71 York Street,
Hamilton, Ontario, and Michael Mik-
oda, 22 years old, 362 Avondale Ave.,
of the same city.
The identifications were made by
Miss Julia Sigut, a cousin of Mikoda
who lived at the same address, and
Charles Shapiro, Hamilton undertak-
er. Mutilated beyond recognition, the
bodies were identified by their size
and by Miss Sigut's knowledge that

not approach in size that being un-
dertaken by the University.
For the present academic year, the
University of Chicago leads in dormi-
tory housing in the Big Ten kroup
with 15 per cent ofhthe student body
so accommodated. Northwestern is
second with 14.5 per cent, Purdue
third with 14 per cent, Ohio~State
fourth with 13 per cent, Michigan
fifth with 10 per cent, Wisconsin
sixth with 9.7 per cent, Minnesota
seventh with four per cent and Illi-
nois eighth with two per cent. No
figures were obtained from Iowa or
The buildings to be completed here
next year will boost the total dormi-
tory housing to approximately 2,973
students. Allowing for a proportional
increase in enrollment over this year's
figure of 11,475, the percentage figure
can be set approximately at 25.
Three men's dormitories operated
by the University at present house
450 men. They are the Law Club with
262; Allen Rumsey dormitories with
116 and Fletcher Hall with 58. Next
year the new Union addition will
provide accommodations for about
850 men; the medical dorm at Cath-
erine and Glen Streets, 150; and
the Willard Street dorm for en-
gineering, dental and medical stu-
-dents, 410. Thus, about 22 per cent
of men on campus next year will be
housed in dormitories.
At present 773 women are accom-
modated in Mosher-Jordan, Martha
Cook, Betsy Barbour, Helen New-
berry and Adelia Cheever dormitories.
A new $1,000,000 structure in thej
Mosher-Jordan group which will
(Continued on Page 2)
Adult Educators
From Midwest
Convene Today'
2nd Conclave Will Discuss
Place Of Grownups In
Negary,500 Jeaders, niwadult ed.uca
tion from Ohio and Michigan will

Juniors Elect
Hop Chairman
Eight Others Are Selected
In Day's Balloting For
Class Dance Committee
Total Of 485 Votes
Cast In All Schools
A flipped coin that broke up. a tie
in the engineering college voting
closed the J-Hop elections yesterday
after 485 juniors had visited the polls
to select nine committeemen from the
literary, engineering and architecture
The Junior Dance chairmanship
was won by Donald Treadwell, of
Grosse Pointe, who polled 150 votes.
Other newly-elected literary. college
delegates are: Don Nixon, of Ann Ar-
bor, with 121 votes, and Harold Hols-
huh, of Sturgis, a member who re-
ceived 103 votes.
Women in the literary college who
were elected are, Roberta Leete, of
Detroit, with 98 votes and Mary M.
Dailey, of Saginaw, with 89 votes.
Other candidates in th literary
college voting, which attracted 298,j
held in Room 231 Angell Hall were:
Isadore Binder, Harrison Friend,
James Grace, Irving Gerson, Louis
Grossman, G. Robert Harrington,
Jack Hoover, Daniel Shaw, Walter
Stebens, Jack Reed, Margaret Neafie,1
Ruth Chatard, Mary Meloche and
Barbara Benedict.
In the engineering college, 154
juniors turned out and elected Larry
Rinek, of Washington, Pa., with 76
votes, and Almon Conrath, of Ham-
ilton, Ontario, with 48 votes. Richard
Adams and Refield Zittel, were tied
for third place with 38 votes apiece.
A toss of a silver dollar gave the
third post to Zittel, of Eden, N.Y.,
zone president of Congress.
Other candidates in the engineering
college election in Room 348, West
Engineering Building, were: Jerome
Belsky, Markham Cheever, John
Collman, Hugh Estes, Frank Feely,
Robert Wiel ang gadi~e N -
A handful of juniors in the archi-'
tecture school gave Wesley Lane, of
Almont, a vote margin over Lillian
Zimmerman, who in turn led the oth-
er candidate, Annabel Dredge, by a
single tally.
Representatives from the forestry,,
(Continued on Page 6)
Dr. Norborg
To Speak Here
Psychiatry And Religion
Topic Of Today's Talk
Dr. Sverre Norborg who will speak
on "Psychiatry and Religion" at 12:15
p.m. today at the Union and at 4 p.m.
at Lane Hall on "Kierkegard" is well
known for his numerous works on
philosophy, psychology, and compara-
tive religion.
Dr. Norborg has studied at several
universities abroad, including Erlan-
gin, Leipzig and Berlin. He later spent
two years at Oxford University. In
1931 he received the University of
Norway's gold medal in philosophy.
Dr. Norborg is now a member of the
faculty of the University of Minne-

Floor Shows
To Open Soph
Cabaret Today

Campus Leaders
Head Goodfellow
Drive Here.Dec.10


kern discharged from
1 private shipyards at
e supported by affil-
ns in the call for a
1 that region tomor-

, * *
"Deep Sea Doodles," annual Sopho-
more Cabaret, under the direction of
Virginia Keilholtz, '41, general chair-
man, will open at 9 p.m. today in
the ballroom of the League, and will
last until 1 p.m. The Cabaret will also
be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and
from 9 p.m. to midnight tomorrow.
Floor shows will be given at 10:30
p.m. today and at 4:30 p.m. and 10:30
p.m. tomorrow.
Admission will be twenty-five cents
and dancing will be five cents a dance
per couple, except Saturday, when
there will be a flat rate of ten cents
for the whole afternoon.
All, women may be ┬░hostesses3,
whether or not they are sophomores,
and whether or not they signed up.
All those who are interested are urged
to sign up on the bulletin board of
the League, said Betty Lipton, chair-
man of the hostess committee. Those
who have already signed up are Mar-
cia Sharfman, Jeanne Brown, Mar-
garet Bedell, Celeste Cawthra, Lor-
raine Schwab, Dorothy Abramson,
Marion Wright, Mary Anderson, Vir-
ginia Paterson, Elizabeth Gould,
,laine'Meale, Winifred-Cooper, Irma
Schlon, Betty Barbara Hamburger,
and Kathryn Palmer.
Also among the hostesses will be1
Dorothy Cowan, Jane Higbee, Rachel
Stevens, Catherine Jackson, Jane-
Fasciszewska, Frances Allen, Mar-'
garet Whittemore, Phyllis Melnick,
Alice Thomas, Louise Garden, Helen
Culley, Anne Paschal, Frances Hubbs,
Janet Grace, Dottie Brooks, Nancy
Gould, Ellen Douglas, Mary Mitchell,
Nancy Chapman, Irene Musgrove,
Marg Kephart, Betty Whitely, Betty
Hine, Helen.Ryde, Louise Spencer,
Phyllis Hoffmeyer, Patty Main, Bar-
bara Grill, Elaine Reed, Evelyn Hunt-
ley, and Helen Lapitsky.
Others on the hostess list for Soph
Cabaret will be Virginia Van Waggon-
er, Jane Leonard, Marcy Watkins,
Maxine Scott, Marion Gwinn, Betty
Bohn, Ida Mae Stitt, Charlotte Vig-
noe, Joan Holland, Alice Butler, Beth
Jenkins, Priscilla Kennedy, Mary
Martha Nichols, Lois Sharbach, Bar-
bara Kellogg, Jean Millard, Margaret
(Continued on Page 5)
Rep.Dies Called
Reaction's Tool

Patsy O'Toole Visited,
Here By Gov. Murphy
Governor Murphy came to see
Patsy (Samuel O z a d o w s k y)
O'Toole yesterday and cheer him
on to recovery. Things would have
been more natural, however, if
the positions had been reversed,
for Patsy is the most famous
cheerer in these parts. He once
cheered so loud, in fact, that
President Roosevelt had him
moved to another part of the ball-
The Detroit Tigers figured out
a year or so ago that Patsy, now
critically ill in University hospital,
won them as many games as
"Schoolboy" Rowe by heckling
opposing nines.
Yesterday's visit was brief.
"I came down to see what I could
do for Patsy, Governor Murphy
said. "He's been a devoted friend1
of mine for many years."
After the visit Governor Murphy
underwent a routine physical
School Bus Hit
By Locomotive;
Over Score Die
Salt Lake Hospitals Filled
With Injured Children;
Death Toll Still Rising


Will Conduct Daily Sale
To Raise Funds To Aid
Local Welfare Groups
Christmas Project
Is Now Traditional

strike would affect 11,000 workmen.,
In northern France alone, 20,000
metal workers, 4,000 miners and 4,000
mine railway workers had been dis-
charged for answering organized
labor's call for a 24-hour strike ofI
protest against Daladier's decree laws.
An informed but unofficial source
close to the Ministry of Interior set
the total number of dismissals
throughout France at "not more than
70,000," of whom some already have{
been rehired.
Labor leaders warned 'grimly thati
serious developments might be ex-,
pected if punitive measures continued.
Through its newspapers Le Popu-
laire, the Socialist Party said 1,500,000
workers had been fired or locked out
throughout France, including 100,000
in the Paris region.
News of - the sympathy strikes
reached Daladier while he was in con-
ference with top-ranking ministers to
decide what penalties should be im-
posed on public employes who joined
the strike movement.
Suspended Without Pay
Later the Premier's office an-
nounced that leaders of the strike
movement in the public services-
particularly those who passed the
General Confederation of Labor call
on to their unions-would be dis-
charged immediately.
All -other public employes who
struck were suspended without pay
until the various ministries under
which they worked had time to pass
on the merits of each case.
Industrial sources said the recur-
rent strike movement, consisting
mostly of sympathy strikes, lacked
general momentum.
They said the temporary closing
of many factories threw many work-
ers out of employment, but added that
rehiring had started only today and
had not progressed sufficiently
Pool operator's
Trial IsPostponed
Examination of John R. Pieters,
charged with the operation of a foot-
ball pool, scheduled by Justice of
Peace Jay H. Payne for 2 p.m. yes-
terday was waived by Edward Conlin,
Pieter's attorney and the alleged
bookmaker was bound over to the
March term of the Circuit Court for
Pieters, owner of the City Cigar#
Store at 106 E. Huron. was arrestedl

movea to Hamuton.
United States internal revenue offi-
cers and customs officials of both the
United States and Canada are investi-
gating the possibility that the two
were smugglers, as their car was
loaded with 45 five gallon and 12 one
gallon cans of grain alcohol. Special
springs had been installed in the rear
of the car to carry the heavy load.
The alcohol, which sells for $6 a gal-
lon in Ontario, may be bought in Chi-
cago for $2. A permit would be neces-
sary to legally buy the alcohol in such
large quantities, and neither Leuch-
ter nor Mikoda had taken out a per-
mit, federal officers declared yester-
ASU Discusses
Campus Work
Club Inaugurates Drive
For New Members


meet here today in the second Great
Lakes Regional Conference on Adult
Education, combined this year with
the 15th annual Michigan Conference
on Adult Education.'
Points of view in adult education
and the place of the community
school in adult education will be pri-
mary goals of the two general sessions
of the conference, to be held today
and tomorrow with meetings in the
graduate school. The conference is
sponsored by the Michigan Council
on Adult Education, the Detroit
Council on Adult Education and the
American Association for Adult Edu-
cation, assistedby the University Ex-
tension Service.
Morse A. Cartwright, executive dir-
ector of the American Association for
Adult Education, will speak on "Pro-
paganda and Adult Education," at a
dinner meeting at 6:15 p.m. today in
the Union.
"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 12:30 p.m. to-
morrow at the League as the feature
of the final luncheon meeting of the
Six separate discussions will make
(Continued on Page 6)

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 1-()-
Speeding through a snow storm, a
freight train demolished a suburban
high school bus near here today, kill-
ing at least -a score of children and
the bus driver.
Twenty-one bodies were brought to;
the Salt Lake General Hospital, pos-
sibly five mangled remains were be-
lieved at mortuaries near the scene,,
and four or five of the 12 children in-
jured critically may die.
The accident was one of the worst
of its kind in the nation's history.
Many Pupils Absent{
Sixty-one pupils from the, school
district served by the buts were absent
from Jordan High School. School offi-
cials said some may have remained at
home because of the storm. Most esti-
mates were that the bus carried about
40 passengers, ranging in age from
12 to 16 years.
Hospitals and morgues were crowd-
ed. The complete list of victims, hos-
pital authorities said, can not be as-
certained until relatives have reported
missing children and school rolls halve
been checked.
The mangled condition of the
bodies made identification in many
cases almost impossible. Driver Far-
rold Silcox, 28, was believed to have
been the only adult on the bus.
Crash Near Midvale
The disaster occurred at 8:56 a.,
M.ST., near suburban Midvale 10
miles south of here, as the bus was
en route to Jordan High School.
E. L. Rehmer, engineer of "The
Flying Ute," fastest freight train of
the Denver and Rio Grande Western
RaIlroad, told Sheriff S. Grant Young
the train was running almost two
hours late because of the storm. It
was due here from Denver at 7 a.m.
Rehmer said he was on the right
side of the cab and did not see the
bus, coming from the left, but fire-
man Alfred Elton screamed for him
to stop.

"Useful channels for Christmas en-
thusiasm" has been taken as the
theme of the third annual Goodfel-
low Drive, the preliminaries of which
get under way Sunday when an ex-
ecutive committee of campus leaders .
convene to fix details for the 10-
hour canvas Dec. 10.
Goodfellow Day, initiated three
years ago by a group of undergrad-
uate leaders in response to demands
for a coordinated campus welfare
movement, now flourishes as an
established Michigan Christmas ,tra-
dition-a tradition of purpose and
salutary accomplishment which has
since its inception exalted the Yule-
tide spirit for countless underpriv-
eleged families, students and hospital
Drive Averages $1,200
Annual sums collected by Goodfel-
lows peddling special editions of the
Daily have averaged more than $1,-
200 in the past three years, almost
every penny of which has been poured
into the coffers of local welfare agen-
The funds, this year will be divided
this way:
1. The Social Service Department
of the University Hospital will receiv
$150 to purchase toys, pictures, addi-
tional work shop facilities and books
for needy patients.
2. Twenty-five per cent of the re-
maining sum will go to the Deans'
Discretionary Fund.
Funds To Bureau
The rest will be sent to the local
Family Welfare Bureau earmarked
for purchase of Christmas baset
and clothes for Ann Arbor families
and for year-round work of the Bu-
Goodfellows will again pick up
clothing and toys volunteered by per-
sons calling the Go6dfellow Editor at
the Daily 2-3241.
The Michigan Daily Goodfellow
Award, a loving cup, is to be present-
ed to the student organization show-
ing the most cooperative spirit, in the
judgment of a special committee.
Engineers Call
For Petitioners
Eight Council Posts Open,
Two For Each Class
A call for petitions for the eight
posts of Engineering Council Repre-
sentatives, was issued last night by
Wesley Warren, '39E, president.
Two representatives will be elected
from each class, and these men will
serve as sole delegates of their classes
to the Council, Warren explained.
Applicants should submit petitions,
with 15 signatures of engineers in
their respective classes and with lists
of qualifications, to Dean Henry C.
Anderson's office by Wednesday,
Dec. 7.
Prospective candidates will be in-
terviewed by the Engineering Council
Wednesday evening, and the official
slate will be announced in the Daily
Tuesday, Dec. 13, the day of the
At the same time, Warrren an-
nounced that the annual Engineering
Ball would be held the night of Jan.
.13, 1939. A band has not yet been
chosen, but the "tops in swing bands"
is being sought, he said.
Candidates for the senior class office
election which is being conducted now
by Men's Council, will also be con-
sidered at the meeting of the Engi-
neering Council at its Wednesday

Inaugurating an extensive drive for
members being undertaken by the
Progressive Club, local chapter of the
American Student Union, a meeting
of all interested students was held
last night at the Union at which the
work and aims of the organization
were discussed by student speakers.
The uniting of liberal student opin-
ion throughout the country is the
primary purpose of the American
Student Union, stated Morris Lichten-
stein, '39. The ASU has 20,000 mem-
bers on 200 college and high school
campuses, he added, which are bound
together on a common program of
peace, racial and social equality,
academic freedom, and civil liberties.
In a discussion following Lichten-
stein's talk, work of the Progressive
Club in sponsoring the Czechoslovak-
ian rally, in investigating co-opera-
tives and the campus labor problem,
and circulating petitions protesting
the recent Nazi outrages against Ger-
man Jews was emphasized. It was
pointed out that the ASU is not a
radical organization, but has a broad
enough program to include varying
shades of progressive opinion.
In connection with the membership
drive, fraternities, dormitories and
various campus organizations will be
SRA To Participate

Economic Council Should Observe
National Trends, Committee Says

Martin Minimizes
Of Communists In


(Editor's Note: This is the second in 1
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 national life.)
The functions of the proposed Na-
tional Economic Council should be in
harmony with its purpose of making
studies and investigations and' in-
tegrating them into a plan for ad-
vising and aiding Congress and other
governmental offices, according to the
report of the Senate Committee in-
vestigating the desirability of estab-
lishing such a council.
"In function the Council should be
designed," says the Committee re-
port, "to keep our national problems
and trends, especially the more im-
portant ones, under an observation
continuous in character and broad
enough, well coordinated enough, and
generally well informed enough to be
quick and penetrating in discern-

tional life. A reasonably accurate
diagnosis of the complex causes of
these problems is the first step, thef
Senate Committee report points out,
in prescribing a remedy. At present
we do not have adequate machinery
for making such an analysis in anl
impartial manner, and this need the
Council would fill.
With an eye to the future, the Sen-
ate Committee suggests that the pro-
posed Council would "help us clarify
and develop more satisfactory prin-
ciples as a base for public policy."
Believing that the "bewildering as-
pects of our time" can be traced to
the failure of our social and economic
institutions to keep pace with the
development"of science and industry,
the Committee would have the Coun-
cil endeavor to keep the development
of political principles and institu-
tions abreast with progress in indus-
try. "Our failure to develop such
principles," says the Committee re-
port. "is due in nart to the fact that

WASHINGTON, bec. 1.-Homer
Martin, president of the United Au-
tomobile Workers, appearing reluc-
tantly before the House Committee
on un-American Activities, called the
group a "political tool in the hands of
reactionary" interests and testified
that the number of Communists seek-
ing control of the American labor
movement had been overemphasized.
On what he called reliaJle author-
tiy,' Martin charged Judge Paul V.
Gadola of Flint, who had criticized
Governor' Murphy's handling of the
sit-down strikes, with participating
in meetings called to raise money foi
Italy's conquest of Ethiopia. Gadola
last night denied this.
Communists, like Nazis and Fas-
cists, try to place their men in key
positions in labor unions, he said,
adding that they did not discrimin-
ate between the AFL and theCrIO.
Galens First-Day Tag Sale
Nets $700 For The Need)
The return in the annual Galen
two-day tag drive approximates $704


Film To night
Features David
Garrick Story
"Peg of Old Drury" which is being
shown here tonight and tomorrow
night by the Art Cinema League, is
an English film dealing with the ro-
mance of David Garrick, matinee idol
of the 1740's and Peg Woffington, an
Irish girl who rose to fame on the
stage of the famous Drury Lane
This picture, starring Sir Cedric


L ina-Bound Body
Welcomed At Canal
Aboard S.S. Santa Clara En Route
to Lima, Peru, Dec. 1-(P)Secretary
Hull and the United States delega-
tion to the Pan-American Conference
sailed southward tonight from the

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