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Badger Rally
Whips Frantic
Michigan Five
Lead CIanges Six Times
In Final Period As Game
Turns Into 'Dog-Fight'
Tom Harmon Stars,
Scoring_14 Points
After 13 minutes of play last night,
Wisconsin's scrappy Badgers sud-
denly discovered how to hit the bas-
ket and fought on to score a 42-39
victory that pushed a frantic Michi-
gan team further back into the dust
of the Big Ten title race.
A field goal by forward Andy Smith
and two foul throws by Johnny Run-
dell in the final minutes of the game
climaxed a rough battle which saw
the lead change six times in the final
Long shots by Eddie Thomas and
Leo Beebe plus a dog shot by a driv-
ing Tom Harmon had given the Wol-
verines a 38-36 lead with only four
minutes left to play, but the Badgers
refused to be licked and came back
with their game-winning flurry.
With Center Jim Rae out for the
rest of the semester nursing his in-
jued back, Danny Smick moved to
the pivot for Michigan but it was
Tom ,l{1rmon, sophomore forward,
who stole the show and threatened to
whip the Badgers. Harmon scored
five field goals, four foul shots for
14 points and did an excellent job of
ball-hawking as h repeatedly ha-
rassed the opposing guards by inter-
cepting their passes. His one-man
dribble-in sht worked three times
for scores.
Accurate Andy Smith, who count-
ed 13 points, snapped Wisconsin out
of their prolonged slump. After sink-
ing only 16 shots in their first three
Conference tilts, Coach Harold Fbs-
ter's boys connected for 17 last night
and scored ore points in the .irst.
half than they did during the entire
game against Indiana last Saturday.
The Wolverines opened fire at the
first Whistle and in four minutes had
rolled up a 7 to 1 lead. Harmon
caught the whole Badger outfit nap-
ping with his solo dash down the floor
for Michigan's first field goal. The
visitors looked slow, their passing was
bad, tfieir defense loose.
"It looked like the Indiana game
for 10 minutes," admitted Coach
Foster afterwards, "but then we start-
ed hitting them." And hit them they
With Michigan leading 18 to 8 at
the 13 minute point, Gallagher,
Schwartz and Bell came into the Wis-
cosin lineup and the drive was on.
Gallaghernand Smith sank long shots,
Schwartz and Bell tipped in baskets
in quick succession and then Smith's
second long shot tied the score at 18
all before the startled Wolverines
could assemble their forces.
Schwartz scored on a push shot just
before the half ended and Wisconsin
(Continued on Page 3)
SEC Inquiry
Held Unlawful
'Investigation Damaging'
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -(P)--
Donald R. Richberg, the former NRA

administrator, accused the Securities
and Exchange Commission today of
attempting to conduct an unlawful
and damaging public inquisition into
the affairs of the Bank of America,
huge West Coast branch banking firm.
Acting for the famous figures of
finance who head it, Amadeo P. Gian-
nini and Amadeo's son, Lawrence, the
erstwhile New Deal official asked the
Federal District Court to restrain
the Commission from obtaining the
institution's books or further publi-
cizing bank examiners' reports which
he said had been obtained illegally'
from the treasury.
Richberg contended that federal
authority over national banks was
vested in the comptroller of the cur-
rency, who directs examinations; the
Federal. Reserve Board and the Fed-
eral Deposit Insurance Corporation.;
He expressed apprehension that the
SEC would divulge records of the Bank
of America in partial and mislead-
ing form in an effort to sustain "false
imputations" regarding Transamerica

Henry Busse And Count Basie
WillSwing Out For '39 J-HoP
Contrasting Bands Chosen 'years ago. He has recently made
Assure Dance Patrons numerous recordings for the Detca
Assur Danc Patr n d V~ictor corporations.
Of Varieties In Rythm During the summer Busse appeared
,at the HotelnNew Yorker and at pres-
Dancers at this year's J-Hop will
swing to the music of the orchestras Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati. His
band has 19 members.
of Count Basie and Henry Busse, it Count Base has just finished a
was announced yesterday by Donald long stay with the Famous Door in
Treadwel,'40 general chairman of New York. Described by one of the


Ital ~?ans Petitions Are Due Today~
Italy Warns"s
For Frosh rolxic eds
All petitions for the Frosh Frolic
Aiccinittee must be received by 8 p.m.
today at the Union student offices or
the League undergraduate offices,
or Loyalists'Fred Luebke,'39E, president of Men's
Council, announced yesterday. Bal-
loting will be conducted Friday.
Romne-Berlin Axis Would Candidates will be judged on the
basis of 200-word statements con-
Block French Attempt, cerning their qualifications, and per-

I ------l,' "1, £ -4L -W - - - - - -
the Hop. The dance will be held Fri-
day, Feb. 10.
Arrangements for the bands were{
completed yesterday by Assistant
Dean Walter B. Rea, Treadwell stated,
after considerable delay occasioned
by difficulty in closing a contract
with Busse. The J-Hop will be Basie's
first appearance in Ann Arbor, al-
though Busse has provided music for
a number of local dances, notably
the 1934 J-Hop andlast year's senior
Ball. He also played at the Frosh
Frolic in 1932.
Variety in dance music styles will
be assured bythe contrast presented
by the two orchestras, similar to that
between Kay Kyser and Jimmy Dor-
sey, who played at the J-Hop last year.
Basie, discovered by Benny Goodman
only a few years ago, has his own
particular brand of swing, featuring
his piano, recognized as one of the
best in modern swing circles. Busse's
orchestra affects the "sweet" type
of dance music, with muted-trumpet
solos by Busse himself. 1
l Busse's rise to a commanding posi-'
tion among top-flight popular dance
orchestras in the past few years has
been rapid. He recently completed a
two year engagement with the well-
known Chez Paree, in Chicago. Busse
himself was once first trumpet in
Paul Whiteman's orchestra, which
played at the J-Hop a number of

New Charges
Widen Breach
Hillman And Murray Seekd
To Carry Olive Branch
To Martin And Board
DETROIT, Jan. 16.-(P)-A vital
hour in the United Automobile Work-,
ers' intra-union row now again under
scrutiny by the parent CIO drew
near tonight while fresh accusations
against President Homer Martin wid-
ened the breach between him and
the Union's executive board majority.
Sidney Hillman and Philip Murray,
vice-presidents of the Congress of
Industrial Organizations and mem-
bers of the CIO-tAW co-ordinating
committee which Martin has sought
to dissolve conferred at length with
anti-Martinites of the factional fight.
Upon adjournment of the Board
meeting tonight, and before going in-
to secret hotel conferences with Hill-
man and Murray, the Board opposi-
tion said *Martin's "recent state-
ments" were "as ridiculous" as Mrs.
Elizabeth Dilling's charges against
President and Mrs. Roosevelt.
"Recent statements by President
Martin intended to discredit the ex-
ecutive board and weaken the union,"
Martin's foes said in a statement,
"are as ridiculous as the charges
made by Mrs. Elizabeth Dilling that
President and .Mrs. Roosevelt and
Felix Frankfurter were Communists.

critics of popular music in the Chica-
go Daily News as "one of the most
exciting bands in creation" and "and
possessing a rhythmic abandon that
is nonexistent north of the band's
home, Kansas City," he has become
one of the idols of the "jitterbug"
sect by virtue of his style and enthus-
Basie's aggregation will present a
number of featured soloists, both
vocal and instrumental. Providing the
piano background'and solos himself,
he-~will be assisted by Buck Clayton,
trumpeter, and Lester Young, saxo-
phonist. Jimmy Rushing will do the
Fight Program
Presents Local
Boxers Tonight,
Congress.Sponsored Affair
To Provide Scholarship'
Fund For Independents
Featuring the University's out-
standing fistic talent, Congress, in-j
dependent men's organization, willI
present it's all-star boxing show at
the Field House this evening at 7:30.
With a definite objective in mind,'
the provision of a scholarship fund
for deserving independent men, the
executive committee of Congress,
headed by Phil Westbrook, '40, has
lined up ten bouts, each going three,
Wolverine fans will get an oppor-
tunity to witness two Golden Gloves,
champions in action tonight. In the3
main go, big Don Siegel, state heavy-
weight champion last season, faces3
Paul Lovett, a rangy colored boy who
ranks high in Detroit fistic circles..
In three years of boxing, Siegel has
tasted defeat but once in eleven starts,,
winning eight of his victories by
Since boxing coaches Vern Larsen
and Marty Lewandowski have no stu-,
dent pugilists capable of giving Siegel;
a battle, Lovett, semi-finalist in the
Detroit Diamond Belt show last year,
was imported to attempt to halt the
streak of the ,Michigan football star.
A 200 pounder, Lovett is extremely1
fast and packs a terrific wallop in
either hand.
Aside from the heavyweight class,
the other matches will all feature
local talent, and the Intramural De-
partment will award medals symbolic
of all-campus championships to the!
winners of the bouts.
A second Gloves title-holder who
will perform tonight is Tommy Root
who won the 165 pound championship
in the Ann Arbor tournament last
winter. Torn, a junior who learned his
boxing under Vern Larsen, faces
freshman Bob Kovalec, one of this
year's prize newcomers.
The opening bout on the program
will pit 165 pounders Al Wittenberg
and Don Monroe against each other.
(Continued on Page 3)

Fascist Newspapers State:
'Favor Insurgents'
Says Vatican Paper1
ROME, Jan. 16.--R)-France wast
warned today in 'the Fascist Press
that any French attempt to save the
Barcelona Government would dash
itself against the Rome-Berlin axis.
Newspapers also called on the
Italian people to be ready to avenge
French "insults" against their na-
tional honor.
In a third development. L'Osserva-
toer Romano, Vatican -City newspa-
per, asserted that Catholics could fa-
vo r only the Insurgent side in the
Spanish civil war.
La Tribuna charged that there was
a growing move in France to "rush
to the aid of the tottering Loyalist
"France and Europe," it said, "knowt
exactly the consequences which anyt
inadvisable and provocatory act wouldE
bring: that Italian determination, in
perfect harmony with the unshat-t
terable directives of the Rome-Ber-
lin axis, would oppose any desperate
attempt with an insuperable barrier.E
France Is Flooded
By Pleas For Loyalists
PARIS, Jan. 16.-UP)-Demandst
for a last desperate effort to save the1
hard-pressed Spanish Government
poured in on the French Govern-
ment today as Generalissimo Francos
appealed to his foe to lay down armsc
in face of his advancing legions. t
In a troadcast message, the Gen-1
eralissimo declared his forces weret
advancing on Barcelona "not to de-..
stroy her but to save her."1
While 150,000 Insurgent soldiers-t
Spaniards, Italians and Moors-con-..
verged relentlessly on the Govern-
mnet capitlfris became the focalt
paintfatl-Fascist hopes. In all,E
Franco's Catalonian forces were esti-
mated at 300,000.'
Reports were that the capital might
be transferred to the extreme north-
eastern tip of Catalonia on thet
French frontier, if Government of-c
ficials were forced to flee.
From anti-Fascists Game warnings
that a Franco victory would mean
a dangerous setback for the democra-
cies. French Premier Daladier, whose!
country has sent at least its moral
support to the Spanish Government,
was swamped by demands for some£
kind of action. .
Behind the Spanish issue - for
France, at least-is the question oft
whether she is to have a neutral
neighbor or a Fascist camp.'
Daladier's own radical-socialistt
party has told him the matter was
far too important for a further-
hands-off" attitude. Former Premier
Leon Blum's socialist party which re-'
cently went into the radical-socialist
opposition is said to have offered to
return to the Daladier fold in ex-
change for some decisive action. I
' Magic Potion' Aids
Tenor Gigis Voice
Bef ore Appearance
A short time ago, a legend flour-,
ishedsin Europe that Beniamino Gigli,
famous Italian tenor who will pre-
sent the sixth Choral Union concert
here Thursday, imbibed some magic
potion before going on the stage,
whereby his voice achieved added
resonance and lustre.
The legend centered around a ther-
mos bottle, always present in the
star's dressing room and which was
carefully guarded at all times It
wasn't until an enterprising young
French reporter, skeptical of magic
and unversed in awe, asked Gigli
point-blank what the bottle con-
tained that the mystery was solved.
At Gigli's invitation, the reporter

tasted the "magic potion." He made
a \wry face and announced gravely:
"Cafe au lait, and far too sweet for
my taste." He was then informed by
Gigli that he. used the hot coffee
merely to stimulate his vocal cords,
while the sweetness was nothing but
a case of a pronounced sweet tooth.
I 1 N
Italian Newspaper
Praises Coughlin

sonal interviews which will be held
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at
the Union.
The official list of candidates will
be published Friday.
The central committee will be com-
posed of three men and two women
from the literary college and three
men from the engineering college.
Fhht Training;
Approval Given
For University
Michigan May Be Among
U.S. Colleges To Prepare
Students For Air Service
Meeting yesterday in Washington,
the Civil Aeronautics Authority in-
cluded the University of Michigan in
a list of 13 schools in which a test
will be made of the President's plan
to t'ain 20,0000 students a year as
reserve pilots.
Pending approval of the University
authorities, the plan will be institut-
ed at the start of the second semester.
Approximately 20 students will be
given an average of 50 hours of dual
and solo flying, more than sufficient
to qualify them for private pilot's
Preliminary physical examinations
will be conducted by the school phy-
sicians and final weeding out will be
done by Army flight surgeons. Candi-
dates will be required to meet the
physical standards set by the mili-
tary flying services, the Civil Aero-
nautics Authority stated. A nominalt
laboratory fee will also be chargedt
to be sure candidates are interestedI
in the project.F
The CAA will furnish flight instruc-
tors, planes and all other necessaryr
equipment; the cost to be borne by a
$100,000 appropriation to the Nationai
Youth Administration.I
The University was chse along(
with Purdue, Alabama, Minnesota,t
Washington, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, Texas A&M, Georgia
Tech, New York University, Northj
Carolina, Kansas, San Jose, and1
Pomona. The schools were selectedl
on the basis of pioneering aviation
training already done by them. i
The program will be a practical test
of the plan to train 20,000 students
a year which was suggested by Presi-
dent Roosevelt in his recent defense.
message to Congress. If results prove
the plan sound, the training program'
will be used in colleges and universi-
ties throughout the nation during
the 1939-1940 school year.
'Ensian Pictures To Go
On Display WednesdayI
Prize-winning pictures submitted
to the Michiganensian for the month
of December will go on display
Wednesday in the windows of Slater's
The snap shots, dealing with cam-
pus subjects, were judged by a group
of Detroit artists and declared the
best of several hundred entries.
The contest will be repeated from
time to time and all winning pictures
will appear in the "Ensian." Students
interested in submitting photographs
may present them at the 'Ensian edi-
torial offices in the Student Publica-
tions Building.

Nippon Newspaper Asserts
Tokyo Navy Will Crush
A Move Toward China
TOKYO, Jan. 16-0P)-A Japanese
newspaper considered an organ of
the army and ultra-nationalistic ele-
ments warned the United States today
against fortifications of Guam and
Wake Islands if it is intended as the
means toward a political foothold in
If such is the case, Kokumin Shim-
bun declared, "the Japanese people
are determined to smash the Ameri-
can fleet."
The newspaper demanded to know
"the real intentions of the American
people in the western Pacific-not
those of the President or the State
If the United States wants only to
increase trade with China, the edi-
torial continued, then Japan will
assist but if the United States seeks
to interfere with Japan's China policy
even resorting to arms, then Japan
must be ready to smash the Ameri-
can fleet.
"This is not the view of the army
and navy but the determination of
the Japanese people," Kokumin Shim-
bun asserted.
The newspaper said that since
Japan had abrogated the Nine-Power
Washington Treaty pledging respect
for territorial integrity of China and
maintenance of the Open Door for
trade she was unable to protest forti-
fication of Guam but "realized such
fortification would menace Japan's
mandated islands and naturally the
Japanesedare gravely concerned. "
Col. Ruppert Is Buried
While Thousands Mourn
NEW YORK, Jan. 16.-VP)-Col.
Jacob Ruppert was buried today af-
ter his friends and the church had
paid him moving tribute in a solemn
high requiem mass in St. Patrick's

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.-(')-
President Roosevelt asked Congress
for a broad liberalization of the So-
rlal Security program today and drew
an immediate reply from Republican
quarters that the first necessity was
the correction of the "mistakes" in
the present system.
The Chief Executive submitted,
with an approving special message,
a report by the Social Security Board
which recommended that:
Federal old age insurance payments
begin in 1940 instead of 1942, the
date fixed in the present law.
Old age insurance payments be
larger during the early years of the
program than the law now requires.
To Include 6,000,000 More
The old age plan be extended as
rapidly as possible to some 6,000,000
workers now outside the system.
The unemployment insurance sys-
tem also be enlarged to embrace mil-
lions now uncovered.
"As regards both. the Federal Old
Age Insurance System and the Fed-
eral-State Unemployment Compen-
satioh System," Mr. Roosevelt said in
his message, "Equity and sound social
policy require that the benefits be
extended to all our people as rapidly
as administrative experience and
public understanding permit."
Senator Vandenberg (Rep., Mich.),
who has made an extensive study of
the problem, commented:
"He ignores the fundamental ne-
cessity of puting the existing system
on a sound basis before it is expanded.
I emphatically agree that' there
should 'be an expansion, but mani-
festly it is logical that we must first
correct the mistakes in the existing
FDR Asks Early Payment
Mr. Roosevelt suggested, as did the-
board, "a two-fold approach" of the
problem of old age payments, sugges-
ting that "one way" was to begin in-
surance payments earlier and make
them more liberal, and a second to
increase Federal grants' to states of
"limited fiscal capacities, so they
may provide more adequate assis-
tance to those in need."
To extend both old age and unem-
ployment compensation to new
groups, the board suggested the par-
tial inclusion of agricultural work-
ers; the gradual inclusion of domes-
tic servants, and extension of the
plans to non-profit and charitable
organizations, national banks and
ether instrumentalities of the Feder-
al government and to seamen,
Senate To Vote
On Appointees
Frankfurter And )Murphy
Pass Judiciary Group
of President Roosevelt's most import-
ant nominations-Felix Frankfurter
to the Supreme Court and Frank
Murphy to the post of Attorney Gen-
eral-are to go before the Senate to-
morrow, with approval considered a
foregone conclusion.
In preparation for the official sanc-
tion of the Senate, the full judiciary
committee, with 16 of its 18 members
in attendance, voted unanimously to-
day to recommend the confirmation
of both appointees. Chairman Ashurst
(D-Ariz) reported the appointments
to the Senate, but under the usual
procedure, a day had to elapse before
action could be taken.
The third of the three major nomi-
nations submitted by the President
last week, that of Harry L. Hopkins
to the post of Secretary of Commerce,
meanwhile awaited action by the Sen-
ate Commerce Committee, scheduled
for Wednesday. Members of the com-
mittee, notably Chairman Bailey
(D-NC) and Senator Vandenberg
(R-Mich) questioned Hopkins severe-

ly last week on the subject of politics
in relief.


Associated Press News Flashes
Tour Country For Daily Readers
ed Cr@

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16-(P)-More
than 100,000 messages urging Con-
gress members to retain the embargo
against arms shipments to Spain had
been delivered up tonight, telegraph
:ompanies reported.
The messages began to flood in on
the capital soon after several mem-
bers of the Catholic clergy made
appeals yesterday for retention of
the embargo.
PHILADELPHIA, January 16.-
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt declared
today that a nation in which "some
people can't eat without the govern-
ment providing some of the food" is
not "a true democracy."
Addressing the Women's Interna-
tional League for Peace and Freedom,
the wife of the President said there
are in the United States some who
never will be good citizens "as long
as they have to keep thinking about
their next meal."

respondent of the New York Times,
received instructions from the De-
partment of Interior tonight to leave
the country in 24 hours.
No official explanation was issued.
LANSING, January 16.-Clarence.
V. Smazel, director of the Stage Hous-
ing Commission, said today he had
been informed a $35,000,000 "ceiling"
has been placed on the United States
Housing Authority's allocations toj
No further funds will be available
from the Federal Government for low
cost housing projects in this state, he
said, unless Congress appropriates
more money.
NEW YORK, Jan. 16.-Alfonse
Capone, who inherited the Chicago
rackets of John Torrio 18 years ago,
was expected today to be called as a
government witness in Torrio's in-
come tax fraud trial in March.

Petrified Forest' To Open Here
For Four-Day Run Wednesday,

Tickets for Play Production's "The
Petrified Forest" that opens a four
day run Wednesday at the Lydia E.
Mendelssohn Theatre went on sale
yesterday at the box office and a brisk,
sale followed. Edward Jurist, veteran
amateur actor who played the title
role in "Counsellor at Law," early
this season will play one of the most
important parts.
In addition to the four perform-
ances Play Production will put on a
special matinee 2:30 Saturday.
Jurist will play the role of Duke
Mantee, fugitive gangster, portrayed
on the stage and screen by Humphrey
Bogart. James Barton and Karl Klau-
-ser '39, will alternate performances.

"The Petrified Forest" is a fast-
moving play almost diametrically op-
posite Play Production's last vehicle
"Pride and Prejudice."
At the time of its long run on
Broadway Sherwood's "The Petrified
Forest" brought the following com-
ment from Stark Young in the New
Republic: "Mr. Sherwood's play de-
serves all the success it has had."
Brooks Atkinson wrote in the New
York Times," . . . an exuberant tale
of poetic vagabonds and machine-
gun desparadoes.
The story is set in a gasoline station
in the eastern Arizonahdesert, and has
typnical A mericrancha~rters th at

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