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Cloudy, snow today or tonight.


Sic iJan




Professional Football:
Why Not .
Gone Are
The Days .



Senate Group
Public Hearings Produce
Enthusiastic Applause
For Harvard Professor
Nominee ReaffirmsI
Faith In Constitution
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 .-(-P)- A
Senate judiciary sub-committee ap-
proved the nomination of Felix Frank-
furter to the Supreme Court today
after hearing the little Harvard law
professor assert his faith in the
American Constitution.
He did so because for two days af
procession of /witnesses had de-
nounced him as a radical, a Com-
munist. a disbeliever in things Ameri-
can and even, in some cases, had ob-
r jected to his confirmation because he
is a Jew and was born abroad. c
Answer Questionsl
In answer to questions-mostly
friendly questions from Senators who
enthusiastically applauded his ap-
pointment and wisked only to set
the record straight-he denied that
he was now or ever had been a Com-
munist, either by party membership
or by inclination.,
To Senator McCarran (Dem.). the
only member of the Committee who
interrogated him with any show of
hos ility, he asserted:
"I do not believe that you have
ever taken oath to support the Con-
stitution of the United States with
less reservation than I have, and
would now. Nor do I believe you are
more attached to the theories and
practices of Americanism than I am.
I think I prefer to rest my answer
in that form."
Crowd Gives Applause"
At tlat the big crowd which
jammed the shiny marble caucus
room of the Senate office building set
up a thunder of applause. For its
duration and enthsiasm it was riv-
aled only by the ovation given Frank-
furter when he first entered the
room. Such ovations are extremely
rare in Senate hearing rooms.
For the most part, the charges
that had been made against him
rested upon the fact that he has been
a member of the American Civil
Liberties Union, an organization that
has been repeatedly denounced as
one established to promote the violent
overthrow of the government.
Today Frankfurter said that the
Civil Liberties Union had protected
not only Communists in the enjoy-
ment of rights guaranteed by the Con-
stitution, but also "Klu-Kluxers," as
he called them, Nazis, Fascists, and,
in some instances involving rulings
by the National Labor Relations
Board, employers.
J-Hop Tickets
To Go On Sale
Toda In Union
Junior Identification Cards
Required Until Monday;
General Sale Next Week
Tickets for the J-Hop will be on

sale from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. today and
tomorrow at the travel desk in the
Union, it was announced yesterday;
by Harold Holshuh, '40, J-Hop ticket
Tickets will be sold only to juniors
or persons bearing junior identifica-
tion cards, Holshuh stated. In the
event that the 1,350 tickets to be sold
are not exhausted in sales to juniors
in the first two days, they will be
placed on general sale at ,1:30 p.m.
Monday. The tickets will be sold
singly or in blocks, provided a junior
identification card accompanies thel
purchase of each ticket.
Two desks will be set up in the
Union to facilitate the sale, Holshuh
said, one of them to check identifi-
cation cards with a list of juniors and
the other to sell the tickets. Pur-
'chasers of tickets must presept a re-
ceipt indicating the validity of their
identification cards at the second
desk. The price of tickets will be five
dollars per couple. Checks or cur..
rency must be for the exact amount.
Juniors whose classes are incorrect-
ly listed in The Student Directory
must present a statement from the
Reisra'softioe Iindietine theirconr

President's Arms Request House Opens
1Receives Little Opposition Drive To Cut


$552,000,000 Emergency Fund Asked To Purchase,
New Planes, Additional Naval Bases U.S. Needs
To Cope With 'Changing World Conditions'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12-(IP)-An!
apparently responsive Congress re-
ceived from President Roosevelt to-
day an urgent request for a $552,00,-
000 emergency fund for more than
3,000 warplanes, additional naval
bases and other defense weapons to
meet new conditions of warfare.
Leaders promised to give the right
of way to an arms expansion program,
which the Chief Executive said
"changing world conditions" madej
Praised by numerous Administra-
tion supporters as reasonable and con-
servative, the recommendations were
quicly condemned by some Republi-
cans as "political." Some Democrats
also indicated they had some doubts
about parts of the program, but there
was no sign of any movement strong
enough to defeat it.
"Devoid of all hysteria, this pro-
gram is but the minimum of re-
quirements," the President asserted in
his special message.
Advising "as great speed as pos-
sible," he asked that $450,000,000 be
used to reinforce the Army and the
remainder devoted to the Navy.
Proposing a vast expansion of the
nation's air power, 'he earmarked
$300,000,000 of the Army's share for
a minimum of 3,000 planes, $10,000,-
000 for training some 20,000 college
youths annually as pilots, and recom-
mended $21,000,000 for new naval
The Chief Executive included $44,-
000,000 to start work on numerous

new naval air bases in the Pacific
and elsewhere, in accordance with
recommendations last week by the
Navy's Hepburn board, which pro-
posed fortifications for the long-un-
fortified island of Guam in the Far
"To provide an adequate peace
garrison" for the Panama Canal, he
asked $27.000,000, and called for
stronger seacoast defenses there, in
Hawaii and the continental United
Included also was a suggestion
for approximately $32,000,000 of
"educational orders" to enable indus-
try to prepare for quantity production
of munitions in the event of war.
Coupled with $1,109,558,000 provid-
ed for the Army and Navy in the bud-
get Mr. Roosevelt sent to Congress
last week, the new recommendations
projected an aggregate national de-
fense program of.$1,661,558,000, much
the largest since post-World War
Of this, however, the President esti-
mated that only $1,319,558,000, in-
cluding $210,000,000 of the emergency
fund, would actually be paid out of
the Treasury during the fiscal year
starting next July 1.
Proposing an immediate start on
the defense reinforcements, the Chief
Executive asked that $50,000,000 of
the $300,000,000 Army Air Force share
be made available immediately to put
idle aircraft plants to work, along
with $5,000,000 to start construction
on new quarters in the Canal Zone.


Natators Hope
At AAU Meet'
Ed Kirar To Swim On Six
Man Relay Team; Frosh
CompeteAgainst Varsity
Coach Matt Mann will put collec-
tive security to the test tonight as the
University of Michigan sends 28 swim-
mers out after its first title of the
1939 season, the Michigan State
A.A.U. Championship, at the Intra-
mural Building Pool at 7:30 p.m. be-
fore an expected capacity crowd.
But the mighty men of Mann will
be more than title-bound, they're go-
ing after national honors. The guillo-
tine has been primed above the 200-,
250- and 300-yard free-style relay
marks and the six man team of Ed
Hutchins, Bill Beebe, Chaley Bark-
er, Walt Tomski, Ed Kirar and Bill
Holmes are ready, willing and poten-
tially able to pull the trap. t
The present official records for the
distances are 1:34.8, 1:59.2 and 2:24.2,
That the varsity can better the marks
is attested to by the fact that one
month ago, at the Swim Gala, a four
man team of Haynie, Beebe, Barkcer
and Tomski went 200-yards in 1:33.5,
which was 1.3 better than the ac-
credited mark.
Although the relay marks are the
only records which are , going to be
gone after with malice aforethought,
there will be fast times in every one
of the four men's races and the one
One of the features of the night
(Continued on Page 3)
'La Bo lieme'
Opens Today

Wrestlers Vie
With Hoosiers
Here Tonight
Indiana Matmen Will Try
To Repeat Last Victory;
Varsity At Full Strength
Michigan's wrestling team, cham-
pion of the Big Ten, will throw every-
thing it's got at what promises to be
a loud Indian challenge tonight at the
Field House when it takes on the
Hoosiers in the opening and most im-
portant dual meet of the year for the
Last year, in the opening meet of
the year for both teams,'Indiana nosed
out Michigan by winning the last
match on the program, 19 to 13. The
Wolverines came back in the Big Ten
tournament, however, by beating out
the Hoosiers, 28 to 25, to win the Big
Ten championship.
The fur will start to fly at '7:30
when sophomore Tom Weidig isl
scheduled to undergo his big test in
meeting Andy Livovich of the visitors.
Students prpsenting identification
cards will be admitted free, while the
price for all others is 40 cents.
In Andy Livovich, Michigan's Tom
Weidig will be meeting the only one
of the quartet of starters in the first
two weight classes who has any Var-
sity experience behind him. Livovich
wrestled in two dual meets last sea-
son, winning one by a fall and losing
one in the same manner.
The second match will be exclusive-
ly a sophomore affair with Michigan's
Andy Sawyer, red-headed Ann Arbor
boy, meeting Bob Antonacci of the
Hoosiers. Sawyer is speedy and should
make things plenty tough for Mr
Jim Mericka, senior 136-pounder
has a real battle on his hands'when
he comes face to face with the veteran
Joe Roman of the visitors in the third
match of the evening. Roman wor
four out of six dual meet matches lasi
year, finished second in the Big Ten
tournament and won the Midwest
A.A.U. title last December for the
Ssecond straight year. Mericka car
say something for himself, too, for
he won three matches last year by
A real rivalry exists at 145 pounds,
for Capt. Harold Nichols of the Wol-
(Continued on Page 3)

Appropriations Committee
Arouses Bitter Debating
Over ReconmIen dations
Asks Purge Of Rolls
To Eliminate Wastes
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12-(/P)-The
movement in Congress to assert in-
dependence and slash $150,000,000
from the fund President Roosevelt
has requested for the WPA reached
the House floor today with the bless-
ing of the Powerful House Appropria-
tions Committee.
Before the chamber began a bitter
debate leading toward a vote on the
question, probably late tomorrow, the
Committee dealt heavy blows to Mr.
Roosevelt's hopes of getting the full
$875,000000 he has asked to operate
the work relief agency until June 30.
Recommends Limitation
It recommended that the House
limit the appropriation to $725,000,000
and that it nullify a presidential or-
der placing supervisory personnel of
the WPA under the Civil Service.
In a formal report to the member-
ship, the group expressed the opinion
that the Works Progress Administra-
tion's rolls should be purged of "mal-
ingerers and many others who man-
age to remain on the rolls continuous-
ly," and said also that it thought a
thorough canvass of the rols would
disclose "many thousands neither
rightfully nor justifiably thereon."
Vote Decisive
It was reported reliably that the
Committee, whose full present mem-
bership includes 23 Democrats and
10 Republicans, voted 20 to 12 for the
reduced appropriation.
Four Republican committeemen,
filing a report of their own, declared
there was a "national scandal" in re-
lief and that funds should be appro-
priated only to carry WPA to April.
By that time, they said, the set up
should be revamped.I
The Committee defeated a proposal
by Administration men that the Ap-
propriation be presented to the House
in such a form that a record vote
would be required on the question of
cutting the fund. Economy-minded
Democrats said privately that the pro-
posal would have put Republicans and
Democrats alike "on the spot."
'Toby' Creator
To Give Song*
And Dance Bill
Lee Hays. who has gained national
recognition for his original Southern
folk songs and his adaptation of a
unique Southern show character, will
appear in a program of songs and
stories at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in Unity
Mr. Hays' adaptation of the "Toby"
character is modeled after the exist-
ence of one hard working trouper who
fills in between changes of repertory
of a small Southern stock show. "His
business is to know his audience." Mr
Hays says, "and to see that they enjoy
themselves, even if he has to make
himself the butt of their ridicule to
accomplish that end."
As dramatic director of Common-
wealth College. the resident labor col-
lege in the South, Mr. Hays is ravel
ing through the North with the ob-
jective of conferring with the theatr
experts in New York City on techni
cal stage problems.

Senate To Hear
Murphy View
On Sit-Downs
New Justice Head Requests
And Is Granted Hearing
Before A Senate Group
Believes Disclosures
Are A Public Duty;
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -UP)-+
Frank Murphy, whose nomination to
be Attorney General already had been
approved by a Senate judiciary sub-
committee, asked today for public
hearings so he could tell the "real in-
side story" of his role as mediator inI
the Michigan automobile sit-downs
. The committee, headed by Senator+
Logan (Dem-Ky.), promptly acceded+
to his request and arranged to hear
the former Michigan governor to-
Murphy told a press conference
that he wanted to be heard because
he believed it to be in the public in-1
"Confidence of the public in this de-+
partment (the justice department)
and its administrator is of far great-
er importance than anything else,"
he said.
Some critics of the new Attorney
General have contended that as gov-
ernor of Michigan he should have
evicted sit-down strikers by force. His
friends have maintained that it was
through his policy of negotiations
that the strikes were settled without
loss of blood or life.
Murphy's request to be heard will
result in both President Roosevelt's
nominees to the Cabinet appearing
before Senate committees tomorrow.
Britih Scholars
To Deliver Two
Lectures Here
Famed London Economist,
Cambridge Archeologist
Will Speak During Week
Two prominent British scholars,
each of international repute in his
field, will deliver University lectures
here next week.
Prof. John Bell Condliffe, Uni-
versity Professor of Commerce at the
London School of Economics, will
speak at 4:15 p.m. Monday in the
Graduate School Auditorium on "The
Breakdown of World Organization."
The second lecture of the week will
be presented by Prof. A. J. B. Wace,
Laurence Professor of Classical Arch-
aeology at Cambridge University, at
4:15 p.m. Thursday in the amphi-
theatre of the Graduate School when
he speaks on "Sparta in the Light
4of the Excavations."
Professor Condliffe, who was a
member of the economics faculty of
the University in 1930, has become,
according to Prof. I. L. Sharfman,
head of the economics department,
one of the best informed men on
world affairs today through his work
in the Economic Intelligence Ser-
vice of the League of Nations, where
he had charge, from 1931 to 1936, of
preparing the annual World Econom-
.ic Survey.
Professor Wace has had long ex-
perience in archaeological work, ac-
cording to Prof. Campbell Bonner
chairman of the Greek department

- He served as director of the British'
School of Archaeology at Athens
e from 1914 to 1923 and has held many
- high positions in Archaeological acti-
vities since that time.

Reporters Find
Pro Net Stars
Budge Sees 50-50 Chance
For U.S. In Davis Cup
Matches Next Year
OLYMPIA ARENA Detroit, Jan. 12
- (Special to the Daily) -We didn't
have to ask which one was Don Budge;
his flaming red hair was sign post
enough for us. It was 15 minutes be-
fore the start of the seventh in the
series of Budge-Vines tennis matches
(won by Budge, 6-3, 0-6, 13-11), and
we had just entered the dressing room.
After waiting in the background for a
few minutes while Budge and Vines
divided their time between tying shoe
laces and satisfying autograph seek-
ers, we walked up to the only man
ever to sweep the four major tennis
titles of the world in one year and
introduced ourselves. As he began
speaking, he slipped into his white
flannels and, encountering difficul-
ties in making both ends meet (not
to be confused with his $75,000 guar-
antee) he remarked, "My size 29 has
developed into a 30."
Whereupon his fellow Californian
Ellsworth Vines, professional cham-
pion of the world for the last five
years, replied dryly, "Thanks for the
insult, but really I've tried to give
you a little competition. I've been
trying to run you around as much as
I can. If you would only tell me what
else I could do I'd appreciate it."
"Don't believe him," said Budge.
"He is the best player in the world.
Professional tennis? It's enjoyable, but
plenty of hard work. And the feeling
is the same. When we opened in New
Ifork last week, those 17,000 people
didn't make any difference. It was
..just a tennis match." At this point,
the interview was interrupted by a
well wishing friend who advised
Budge to stay single. The Red Comet
refused to comment on his matrimon-
ial plans if any. "How are our chances
to retain the Davis Cup? I think we
stand a better than 50-50 chance.
Riggs should win both single
matches. How about Bromwich? I
think Riggs should beat him."
When asked whether Baron Von
(Continued on Page 2)
Martin Rebuffed'
Again By Board

And Mussolini
End Peaceful
Con ferences
Neither Side Gives Ground
After Talks Explaining
Their Mutual Positions
Italy Still In Touch
With Fascist Allies
ROME, Jan. 12-(01)-Premier Mus-
solini and Prime Minister Chamber-
lain ended tonight their face-to-face
talks in which they explained without
completely reconciling their points of
view on Europe's troubles.
Tomorrow Chamberlain' will have
an audience with Pope Pius XI.
Both Il Duce and the British lead-
er refrained from entering into any
deal whatever to settle any problems,
including Italy's demands on France
and the Spanish War.
Trip Called Draw
Foreign observers characterized as
a "draw" Chamberlain's latest ap-
peasement trip, perhaps strengthen-
ing his position at home. A Chamber-
lain spokesman emphasized that
nothing had been given away.
Mussolini likewise could show his
followers that he had yielded nothing.
Throughout the talks Fascists were
significantly in touch with diplomats
representing Italy's allies, Germany
and Japan.
It was understood an account of
the British-Italian conversations had
been given to German Ambassador
Hans-Georg Viktor von Mackensen.
He called this morning on Count Ga-
eazzo Ciano, Italian Foegn Minister,
a participant in the talks.
Mussolini himself spent a half hoair
yesterday with the newly arri"e,
Japanese ambassador, Tosho Shira-
tori. Chamberlain and his party came
to Rome yesterday and will leave on,
Views Not Identical
A spokesman for the British dele-
gation said an announcement that
Chamberlain and Mussolini each had
stated his position and understood
that of the other did not mean their
points of view were identical,
It merely meant, he carefully, ex-
plained, that they "came to an un-
derstanding of one another."
The formal conversations were con-
cluded tonight. British Foreign Secre-
tary Viscount Halifax will go to Gen-
eva tomorrow night for a League of
Nations Council session, and will in-
form French Foreign Minister Georges
Bonnet of the results of the conversa-
The French had been apprehensive
i lest Mussolini present demands on
them through the British.
(In Paris, Edouard Herriot, addre-
ing the Chamberaof Deputies on the
occasion of his re-election to the
presidency of tha body, called on
France to speed up and perfect her
armament in face of Italian dangers
to her colonial frontiers.)
Cedillo Is Killed

_______t__________U ..,. - -.. .

Encounters 2nd Reversal
With Union Leaders
DETROIT, Jan. 12.-( P)-The op-
position majority on the United Au-
tomobile Workers International Ex-
ecutive Board tonight took its second
slap at President Homer Martin
within two days.
The Board adopted a resolution or-
dering reinstatement of all officers
of the Detroit PlymouthbLocal No.
51, suspended Saturday by Martin,
who charged it was Communist con-
Yesterday the Board removed Mar-
tin editor of the United Automobil
'Worker, the Union's weekly news-
paper, and placed a five-man publi-
cations committee of its own mem-
bers in charge.
The resolution reinstating the
Plymouth Local officers said Martir
had seized control of the Local "b3
mob rule" and that "this type of ac
tion has every indication of irrespon-
sibility rather than the necessary re
sponsibility that should accompan:
any well functioning internKiona
The Board removed the two ad.
ministrators Martin had placed ix
charge of the Local and ordered al
records and funds returned to Le(
Lamotte, Local president who hac
been suspended, and the other of.
ficers. Lamotte is a member of thi


Anniual Ice Carnival Is Tonight;
'Queen' Jack Brennan To Preside

In Brush Fight
Mexican Federal Troops
Shoot Revolt Leaders
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 12-(P>-Ex-
General Saturnino Cedillo, leader of
an abortive uprising against Presi-
dent Lazaro Cardenas last spring, was
killed yesterday in a brush with feder-
al troops, the war department dis-
closed today.
Long-time dictator of San Luis
Potosi state, Cedillo met death in the
rugged mountains of that Central
Mexican region where he had found
refuge from pursuing troops for seve
The war department said his body,
"fully identified," was found after
troops dispersed a band of rebels
headed by Cedillo near the village of
La Viznaga in the La Ventana moun-
A Mexican Indian of about '46,
Cedillo was secretary of agriculture
in Cardenas' cabinet until 1937 when
he broke with the President in the be-
lief that division of farmlands among
the peons was being carried out too

Cinema 'League Presents
Puccini's Operetta
The story of a modern Rudolfo and
Mimi against a background of oper-
atic arias is told in "The Charm of
La Boheme" to be shown at 8:15 p.m.
today and tomorrow in the Lydia
Mendelssohn theatre by the Art
Cinema League.
The film, based on Puccini's opera,
deals with four young artists living in
Bohemian style in the Latin quarter
of Paris. Rene Lamnbetin, portrayed
by Jan Kiepura, hopes for success as
an opera singer and finally gets his
chance through the efforts of his
sweetheart Denise. Together they
sing many of the famous songs of



Miss Frazier Regrets-,
But No J-Hop This Year
Wiliam J. Archer, Jr., '39, carved
his niche in the Hall of Fame last
night simply by putting through a
person-to-person call from the Sigma
Nu house to a young lady in New

A capacity crowd will be expecteda
to fill the Coliseum tonight to view3
the performance of the second an-:
nual University Ice Carnival. The
Carnival, with "beauty queen" Jacka
Brennan presiding, will begin at 8
Sponsors of the Carnival, promis-
ing "Speed, Thrills, Drama, Beauty"
will present the Olympia Skating
Club of Detroit as the principal fea-
ture of the evening. 40 picked mem-
bers of the Club, including numerous)
individual stars, are expected to'
dazzle the crowd with their intricate
figure skating maneuvers.

mural hockey referee, will officiate
in the relays.
The Varsity Band, under the direc-
tion of Prof. William D. Revelli, will
play at the Carnival, presenting a
number of riew arrangements. Donn
Chown's arrangement of "A Michi-
gan Fantasy" will be played, accom-
panied by a paraphrase of "Moon-
light and Roses."~
Theaprogram 'will be completed by
the mysterious "Dance of the Sin-
ister Six," the nature of which has1
not yet been revealed. Robert Can-
ning, '39, head cheer leader, will act
as master of ceremonies.
The Olympia Club will present a
number of well-known individual

.debate Teamis
To Investigate
Wed lock Woes'
Athena and A'poa Nu, honorary
women's and men's debating societies
respectively, will shatter a long-stand-
ing tie Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the
Alpha Nut room on the fourth floor of
Angell Hall.
Novelty feature of the tussle, ac-
cording to Faith Watkins of Athena,'
~is that one member of each team has
become married since the last debate.
The topic will be" "Resolved: That

Prof. Tro w To Talk.
At Grad Coffee Hour

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