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Editorial
The Modern Scene
And Liberty . . .
King Carol And
Rumania's Plight .

VOL. XLIX. No. 60 Z-323
British Back Paris
To Thwart Italian
Thrust At Tunisia

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 1938-

Fascist Action Threatens
Final Blow To Policy
Of Chamberlain Group
British Diplomats
Mav Not Visit Duce
LONDON, Dec. 3.-(P)--Great
Britain backed France today by de-
ciding on diplomatic action to block
Italian designs on Tunisia, French
African Protectorate.
The Fascist challenge to French
control of Tunisia has threatened
to deliver a final blow to Prime Min-
ister Neville Chamberlain's European
appeasement policy, already weak-
ened by Germany's anti-Semitic
campaign:
The Tunisian development led For-
eign Secretary Viscount Halifax to
order immediate strong representa-
tions at the Italian foreign office.
With vital English and French'
strategic interests in the Mediter-
ranean involved, Lord Halifax, re-
liable quarters said, ordered Britain's
ambassador to Rome, the Earl of
Perth, to take a "firm stand" against
Italy's latest anti-French drive.
Rift Looms
This drive threatened to wreck
Chamberlan's projected. visit to
Rome. First announced Monday,
the trip was set today for Jan. 11 to
14. The Foreign Office announced
the date, however, amid conjecture
that Chamberlain might not go at all
as a result of the French-Italian fric-
tion.
The situation still was far from
settled and there were some who
felt the fast-changing European
scene might yet shift enough to force
a reconsideration of the visit. Lord
Halifax is to accompany the Prime
Minister.
The issue cropped up suddenly
Wednesday when deputies of the
Italian chamber shouted "Tunisia,
Tunisia!" in unison after an address
by Italian Foreign Minister Count
Galeazzo Ciano. The demonstration
was led by Achille Starace, Secretary-
General of the Fascist Party.
Faso'st Press Bitter
The controlled Italian Press fol-
lowed with attacks upon France. The
demonstration went without rebuke
by the Italian government.
Rome contended today that France
misunderstood "the new Italy and its
natural aspirations" and was using
the Fascist 'outcry for Tunisia to
sabotage Chamberlain's good-will
visit to Rome. Count Ciano dis-
avowed any official responsibility for
the Tunisia demonstrations.
Reliable observers in both London
and Paris, howver, saw Italy's anti-
French drive as an integral part of
the totalitarian post-Munich cam-
paign to squeeze more concessions out
of the democracies.
Petitioning Ends
Tuiesday, Luebkze
Warns Seniors
Student Offices Accepting
Applications For Dance
And Alumni Positions
Applications for senior class posi-
tions must be turned in by 8 p.m.-
Tuesday, Dec. 6 in order to be eligible
for preliminary consideration by the
Men's Council Judiciary Committee
and the League Judiciary Council,
Fred Luebke, '39E, president of the
Men's Council, declared yesterday.
Petitions are being received in the
Union student offices and the League
undergraduate offices for 13 Senior
Ball committee chairmanships. An
alumni president, vice-president, sec-
retary and treasurer will be elected
from each school for five-year terms.

Petitioners were 'eminded by Luebke
that they must specify the post for
which they are applying.I
The Senior Ball committee will bed
composed of three men and two wom-
en from the literary college, three
men from the engineering college,
a man and woman each from the edu-
cation, arcihtecture, music and nurs-
ing schools and one from the com-
bined senior classes in the pharmacy
and forestry schools. The alumni
vice-presidency in the literary college

Assembly Sets Tuesday
For Co-op Consideration,
All girls interested in the cam-
paign for more women's cooperative
houses being conducted by Assembly,
independent women's organization,
will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the
Michigan League.
Dean Alice Lloyd and Rev. H. L.
Pickerill, who has been instrumental
in establishing cooperative houses
here, will speak and members of the
Girls' Cooperative House will be pres-
ent to explain how their house is run.
Betty Jane Mansfield, '39, Assembly
president, will act as chairman.
Austen's Play
Tickets To Go
On Sale Soon
McArthur, Braus, Brandt
And Klauser To Be In
'Pride And_Prejudice'
Tickets for Play Production's pre-
sentation of Jane Austen's famous
"Pride and Prejudice" to open Thurs-
day night at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre will go on sale at 10 a.m, to-
morrow at the box office.
Karl Klauser, '39, Miriam Braus,
Lorene Brandt, and Rosemary Mc-
Arthur, '40, Will play the largest parts
in the well-known play that was
adapted from the novel for stage pre-
sentation by Helen Jerome.
"Pride and Prejudice" was ac-
claimed by critics when it ran on
Broadway last year. It is the story of
a young woman of modest station,
Elizabeth Bennet, played by Miss
Braus, who is prejudiced against a
wealthy, priggish young man, Mr.
Darcy, played by Klauser. She fin-
ally comes to realize his personal
honor and changes her attitude to-
ward him. The play is essentially
a sketch of the family in Victorian
times, with the social customs re-
garding marriage, match-making,
manners, and fancy costumes woven
in skillfully by Helen Jerome, who
was described by Brooks Atkinson
of the New York Times as an "irre-
pressible wit." Atkinson reviewed the
play as "full of salty lines . . . shim-
mering with delicious satire."
Play Production's last play Coun-
selor-at-Law" was a complete sellout
for two of its three nights, Raskin
said.
Chess Champion
To Perform Here
George Koltanowski, world blind-
fold chess champion, will give an ex-
hibition of blindfold chess at 7:30
p.m. Dec. 10 at the Union, Prof. L. C.
Karpinski of the mathematical de-
partment announced yesterday. The
Union has joined with the Ann Arbor
Chess Club and the Faculty Club to
bring Mr. Koltanowski to Ann Arbor,
The exhibition, to which there is
no admission charge, will feature Mr,
Koltanowski playing simultaneously
at eight boards by sending his moves
to the various boards while sitting
where he cannot see them. Several
players may participate by consulta-
tion in any one of the eight games.
Students or faculty members who
wish to participate are urged to leave
their names at the Union desk.

GM Charges
UAW Broke
Strike Pact
Walkout At Flint Factory
Is Authorized By Union
Over Issue Of Piecework
U.S. Sends Mediator
To Seek Settlement
DETROIT, Dec. 3-(-P)-General
Motors Corp. sent a "demand" to the
United Automobile Workers tonight
for immediate cancellation of a strike
in Fisher Body Plant No. 1 at Flint,
asserting that the Union had violat-
ed its agreement with the corpora-
tion by authorizing the walkout.
The demand was conained in a
telegram sent by C. E. Wi on, Gen-
eral Motors vice-president, to HomerJ
Martin, International President of
the UAW, a few hours after Martin
had announced that the strike was
"duly authorized" and denied that it
violated the UAW-GM agreement.
Wage Basis Issue
Substitution of a day-work basis
of pay for piecework in one depart-
ment of the Fisher Plant is the major
issue in the strike, which already has
affected 6,400 Fisher employes and
3,000 workers on the final assembly
line of the General Motors Buick
division plant at Flint. General Mo-
tors officials said the strike, if pro-
longed, would close the entire Buick
factory, which employs about 14,000
men. The Fisher Plant supplies auto-
mobile bodies for Buick.
The United States Department of
Labor announced at Washington that
James F. Dewey, its ace mediator,
had been sent to Michigan to seek
a settlement of the dispute. Dewey,
who, will arrive tomorrow, will be on
familiar grounds for he participated
in negotiations that led to a settle-
ment of the protracted General Mo-
tors strike of 1937.a
Contract BrokenI
Wilson's telegram to Martin said:
"Your authorization of the strike
at Fisher No. 1 Plant is in direct vio-
lation of our agreement with your or-
ganization which provides that there
shall be no strikes until after all
steps set forth in the grievance pro-
cedure have been exhausted without
success. The issue in this case has{
not been appealed from the last of-
fer of the plant management to adopt1
a day work plan provided the union
would give guarantees to the manage-
ment that production would be main-
tained and labor costs not increased
by slowdowns. We demand that this
strike be 'called off at once, and the
issue be appealed in accordance with
your agreement."
The appeals referred to would be to
corporation officials.1
Previously, a telegram from Martin
to George C. Paterson, the Flint man-
ager, asking that negotiations be
started immediately, brought a reply
from Paterson which said: "I have
negotiated with your committee con-
cerning the matter at issue several
times and expected there would be
further negotiations. But as the plant
is now shut down by a strike in viola-
tion of the agreement between Gen-
eral Motors Corp. and the UAWA, the
matter has been referred to the cor-
poration in Detroit."
Freshmen To Hear Dawson
Mrs. Emma Dawson, associate
mental hygienist at the University
Health Service, will address a Fresh-
man Roundtable on "Insanity" at 4

p.m. today in Lane Hall.
Roundtables are held weekly under
the auspices of the Student Reli-
gious Association to give freshmen
the opportunity to discuss problems
informally with members of the fac-
ulty.

AnotherHonor
For ILeikkinen
Is Announced
Ralph Heikkinen, Michigan's great
guard, who has placed on virtually
every All-American team which has
appeared this season, gained further
honors yesterday when he was named
to the Associated Press first team.
Johnny Pingel, Michigan State's
triple-threat halfback was also hon-
ored with a first team berth on the
AP eleven which, along with Grant-
land Rice's team, is considered one
of the two most authoritative mythi-
cal teams picked each year.
Of Heikkinen, the news syndicate
said "An all Big Ten gtard for two
years, Heikkinen tears down under
punts, pulls out of the line to lead
interference and tackles hard. He is
Michigan's first All-American in five
years.
A 60-minute performer, seldom
fooled by intricate maneuvers, Heik-
kinen is regarded by Coach Fritz
Crisler as the finest guard he has
ever seen."
Seven Michigan players were
awarded honorable mention on the
All-American team. They were Tom
Harmon, Forest Evashevski, Paul
Kromer and Norm Purucker, backs;
Capt. Fred Janke and Don Siegel,
tackles; and Captain-elect Archie,
Kodros, center.
Engineers Set
Election Date
For Dec.- 13
Candidate May Turn In,
Petitions For Positions
Until Wednesday Night
Eight Engineering Council Repre-"
sentatives will be elected at a gen-
eral election of the engineering col-
lege Tuesday, Dec. 13, Wesley War-
ren, '39E, president, announced yes-'
terday.
Applications for the eight jobs will
be accepted in Dean Henry C. An-
derson's office until Wednesday, and
interviewing of prospective candi-
dates will be hel that same night.
The list of candidates will be an-
nounced in the Daily the day of the'
election.
Petitions must include 15 signa-
tures of engineers in the applicant's
class and should be accompanied by'
lists of qualifications and a Univers-'
ity certificate of eligibility, Warren
explained. The eight men to be elect-
ed will serve as sole representatives
of their classes on the Council.
Seniors' petitions for alumni offices
in the election being conducted by
Men's Council will first be considered
by theEngineering Council, Warren
said.
Swinton Lauds
Noted Speaker
Dr. D. W. Mead To Appear
In RackhamBuilding
Dr. Daniel Webster Mead, who will
speak on "Professional Ethics From
the Stand-Point of An Engineer" at
4 p.m. Tuesday in the Rackham
building, is "one of the great leaders
in his field," according to Prof. R. S.
Swinton, chairman of the Engineer-
ing Committee on Professional Eth-
ics.
A graduatae of Cornell in 1884, Dr.
Mead immediately joined up with the
U.S. Geological Survey but soon left

it to become a consulting engineer on
hydraulic works.and power plants. He
has kept up this work ever since.
In 1904 he became a professor of
hydraulic and sanitary engine'ering
at the University of Wisconsin. At
Wisconsin he won his Ph.D. In 1932
he retired with the rank of Professor-
Emeritus. He was president of the
American Society of Civil Engineers
in 1936.
"In a distinguished career," Profes-
sor Swinton said, "he has done much
for the profession of engineering."
His work includes membership on the
Red Cross commission to China in
1914, which did extensive flood-con-
trol work on the Huai River. Presi-
dent Calvin Coolidge appointed Dr.
Mead a member of the Colorado Riv-
er Board which passed on the Bould-
er Dam project in 1998. He was also
consulting engineer on $30,000,000
worth of projects for the Miami Con-
servancy District between 1913-20.
Girl's Co-op Meets Today

Nazis Decree
Ghetto Areas
For All Jews
Medieval Practice Revived
In Defiance Of Recent
Promises To Contrary
Demand Permits
To Leave District
BERLIN, Dec. 3-OP)-An order by
Berlin's chief of police today revived
a medieval practice of forbidding
Jews access to certain streets and
quarters, despite recent assurances of
Nazi leaders there was no intention to
establish Jewish ghettos in Germany.
Henceforth German Jews-those of
foreign nationality are exempt-are
forbidden to appear on some of the
capital's principal streets, in public
buildings, national memorials, thea-
ters and other public places.
Jews living in the restricted areas
must obtain police permits to enter
or leave the districts.
The order of Count Wolf Hendrich
Von Helldorf is effective Dec. 6, and
was officially described as inaugurat-
ing further restrictions on the move-
ments of Jews.
It excludes them from the so-called
Government quarter of the Wilhelm-
strasse and the Vosstrasse, where Nazi
Party headquarters and many public
resorts are located..
The police passes for entry and exit
to the forbidden areas will not be
issued July 1, 1939, police already
have announced, however.
Failure of a Jew to produce the
police pass in the forbidden districts
would be punished by a fine of 150
marks ($60) or imprisonment up to
six weeks.
Police answered only that the ban
would not be extended to certain
quarters in the Center and North
Sides of Berlin-which already are
largely inhabited by Jews-to in-
quiries as to what further sections of
the city would be available for Jewish
residents.
Jews living in the fashionable West
End sections of the city were bland,
ly advised to try to exchange apart-
ments with Gentiles now living in
what generally are known as slum
districts. House owners can eject Jews
without notice.
Heinrich Himmler, chief of all Ger-
man police, also issued a decree with-
drawing from Jews all drivers' licenses
and automobile and motorcycle per-
mits.

Symphony Provides
Free Concert Today
A free concert will be given by the
University Symphony at 4:15 p.m.
today in Hill Auditorium to which
the general public, with the excep-
tion of snall children, is invited.
Composed of approximately 80 stu-
dents the University Symphony is di-
rected by Thor Johnson of the School
of Music.
Prof. Joseph Brinkman of the
School of Music will present a piano
solo by Mozart entitled "Concerto in
A Major (K.V. 488)." The orchestra's
program consists of "Serenade in D
major, (Op. 11)" by Brahms, "Pre-
lude to the Third Act of 'Tristan and
Isolde' by Wagner and "Capriccio
Espagno, (Op. 34)" by Rimsky-Kor-
sakov.
'Adult Education
Future'Outlined
To Conference
Two-Day Meeting Attracts1
Nearly 500 Delegates
As Sessions Here End
Outlining the future of adult edu-
cation. and its relationship to the
course of American democracy, Dr.
Eduard G. Lindeman of the New York
School of Social Work yesterday1
climaxed the second Great Lakes
Regional Conference in Adult Educa-
tion in a luncheon address at
the Michigan Union.
The conference, held Friday and
yesterday, attracted nearly 500, dele-
gates from Ohio and Michigan.
General Session Held
Following a business meeting of
the Michigan Council on Adult Edu-
cation, one of the co-sponsors of the
conference, a fourth general session
was held at 10 a.m. yesterday in the
Graduate school. The session was pre-
sided over by H. A. Tape, principal
of the Lincoln Consolidated Train-
ing School of Michigan State Nor-
mal College
The session theme, "The Community
School Program and Adult Educa-
tion," was presented by four speakers.
The county program was discussed
,by Miss Fern Bickford, county Coi-'
missioner of schools in Branch coun-
ty, Michigan.
Urban Problems Sifted
"A Program for a City and Sur-
rounding Rural Territory" was the
subject of a talk by Carl M. Horn,
superintendent of schools in Dowagi-
ac, while problems and programs
for cities were discussed by Chester
F. Miller, superintendent of schools
in Saginaw. The program for metro-
politan cities was presented by Harry
E. Ritchie, director of adult education
in Cleveland.
A summary of the work of the
morning session was given by 0. Rob-
ert Koopman, assistant superintend-
ent of public instruction of the Michi-
gan State Board of Education.

Campus Leaders Name
To Serve On Executiv<
Committee For Drive
Special Daily Editioi
Will"Be Publishe3
The fourth annual Goodfellow driv
for the benefit of needy students an
underprivileged families in Ann Ar
bor made an auspicious start las
night when an executive committee o
21 campus leaders was named to en
dorse and support the campaign.
The Goodfellow drive is the onl;
all-campus organized and sponsorei
charity drive and. is administere
solely by studepts. A concerted driv
for funds will culminate in the sale o
a special edition of the Daily, Dec
12, by members of campus honor so
cieties and other campus-wide group
Last year, after more than 151
Goodfellows had canvassed thi
streets for 10 hours, the fund rose t4
over $825. In 1936, an army of 134
Goodfellows succeeded in bringing thI
fund to a record high of $1,675.
The. executive committee this yea,
is headed by Robert I. Fitzhenry, '39
editor of the Goodfellow edition. H
will be assisted by Jean Holland, '39
president of the League; Stephanit
Parfet, '39, president of PanhellaukO
Association; Betty Jane Mansfield
'39, president of Assembly, women'i
independent organization; S y b I
Swartout, '39, president of the Ju-
diciary Council; Mary Francis Brown
'39, president of the Senior Society
Jenny Petersen, '39, president oa
Mortar Board; Alberta Wood, '39
president of Wyvern; Norma Curtis
'39, president of the Women's Athletic
Association, and Marcia Connell, '39
The Goodfellow drive will be aided
by Paul Brickley, '39, president of th
Union; Fred Luebke, '39E, presideni
of the Men's Council; Bob Reid, '39E
prepident of the Interfraternity Coun-
cil; Bob Hartwell, '39, president 0f
Congress, men's independence organ-
ization; Clarence Kresin, '39, presi-
dent of the Student Religious Asso-
ciation; Harold Spoden, '39E, presi-
dent of Tau Beta Pi; Ted Grace, '39
president of Druids; Wes Warren
'39E, president of Vulcans; Da
Cushing, '40E, president of Triangles;
Dennis Flanagan, '40,rpresident 01
Sphinx, and Frank Morgan, '39.
Local Churches
Mary Sabbath,
InVaried Rites
Unitarian Church To Deal
With Father Cougnuni
Controversies , Over An
Local churches are offering a serie
of speeches on building personality
current events and choice of a voca
tiop in addition to the usual morning
worship services and musical pro
grams.
Today's sermon at the Unitaria
Church will deal with the contrbvers
which resulted from the recent radi
address of Father Charles Coughlin
Rev. H. P. Marley will speak for A
section of the radio audience whic
was asked to be "judge and jury"
choosing as his topic "The 'Jury' De
cides Coughlin Is Guilty of 'Socia
-Injustice." Milton Kemnitz, secretar
of the Civil Rights Federation o
Detroit, will address members of the
evening student club on "The Struggl
for Civil Liberty."
The Westminster Guild of the Firs
Presbyterian Church will start it
meeting at 5 p.m. with an hour de
voted to groups .in leadership train
ing and music. An open jury pane
discussion on "The Meaning of Christ
mas" will follow the supper and fel

lowship hour.
Miss Edith Stoll will speak at th
Student Fellowship meeting of th
Bethlehem Evangelical Church o:
"Public Health Nursing." Services a
the St. Paul' Lutheran Church wi:
be held in German at 9:30 a.m. Th
student's club supper and fellowshi
hour will be followed by a talk or
"Genesis of Specificity" by Prof. Joh
L. Muyskens of the speech depart
ment.
Prof John Mason Wells, forme
professor of philosophy at the Hill

Goodfellows

PRICE, FIVE CEN
Plan

Campaign For Aid
ToNeedy Families

Phi.

Beta Kappas
Meet Tomorrow

The Ann Arbor Graduate Phi Beta
Kappa Association will have its first
meeting at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the
Rackham building. The meeting is
in commemoration of Founders' Day
of Phi Beta Kappa.
Following an address by Prof.
Ralph W. Gerard of the University
of hicago, there will be an opportun-
ity to listen to the broadcast of the
program presented from Williams-
burg, Va., where Dr. Frank Pierre-
pont Graves, president of the united
chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, will be
the principal speaker and Robert
Hillyer, the poet, will read an or-
iginal poem. At the conclusion of
the exercises refreshments will be'
served at nominal cost to members
and their guests.

Case Histories Tell Silent Story
Of 0 Godfows Ai To Needy

I

Students Subject Contemporary
Writers To Test Of Permanency

Individual students as well as fam-
ilies will receive material help as a
result of the fourth annual Goodfel-
low Campaign if case histories of the
Family Welfare Bureau mean any-
thing.
Initiated in September of 1935 when
Mrs. Gordon W. Brevoort, secretary
of the Family Welfare Bureau, met
with Mrs. Allan Whitney and mem-
bers of The Daily staff to discuss
ways and means for students to aid
needy Ann Arbor residents, the Good-
fellow Campaign has brought Christ-
mas cheer to hundreds, records re-
veal.
The Family Welfare Bureau, which

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By MORTON L. LINDER and
HARRY L. SONNEBORN
Impending floods yesterday kept
your inquiring reporters confined to
the publications building. Nothing
daunted, however, we planted our
feet firmly on top of our desk and
proceeded with today's interviews by
means of the telephone. A student
directory, opened at random, sup-
plied the names and numbers of the
interviewees.
THE QUESTION: Which contem-
porary literary figures do you think
will leave permanent marks on liter-
ature?

He could make his mark if he would
settle down to serious work."
Charlotte Bauchat, '41: "The great-
est writer today is George Bernard
Shaw. His wit and philosophy will
certainly stand in years to come.
Margaret Mitchell's work may pos-
sibly stand the test of time. And
you can't leave out Noel Coward, for
versatility and sheer genius of pro-
duction."
Marley Drake, Grad.: "The novels
of Sinclair Lewis will live, not for
their intrinsic value, but because they
present a picture of American 20th-
century life, however overdrawn. The

administers part of the fund, takes
care of all kinds of cases. Mrs. Bre-
voort explained the importance of a
trained social worker who under-
stands human psychology. Well-
meaning persons in many cases have
done great harm through a lack of
understanding of the people with
whom they were dealing, she said. The
Buerau with its trained staff is bet-
ter able to take care of cases and
has an advantage of working
throughout the year.
Here are some of the cases in which
money received from the Goodfellow
fund was used:
Jane B., formerly well-to-do, was
applying for a position on the WPA.
Her clothes, vestiges of her former'
wealth, were badly in need of clean-'
ing. She walked into the Bureau
office obviously in a nervous and
emotional frame of mind. She had
lost all confidence in herself. The
Bureau sent her clothes to be cleaned

New York Students
Plan Holiday Swing
A Christmas party for New York
students will be held Friday, Dec. 23,
in the Cocoanut Grove of the Park

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