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VOL. L. No. 38 Z-23 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, NOV. 7, 1939
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Conference Will Consider
Jay Allen Will Lecture
Slosson To Speak
The 10th Annual Parent Education
Institute, sponsored by the Universi-
ty's Extension Service, will begin
its three day session at 9 a.m. today
with registration in the lobby of the
The general theme of the Institute
will be "The Community-Its Inter-
national Aspects; Its Responsibility
To Youth; Its Enduring Values; and
Its Seach for Facts."
Prof. Preston W. Slosson of the
history department will give the mor-
nin'g session's featured address en-
titled "Europe Takes the Plunge" at
11 a.m. in the Lecture Hall of the
Rackham Building. His talk will
follow the welcoming address by Mrs.
J. K. Pettingill, president of the
National Congress of Parents and
Following Professor Slosson's ad-
dress, there will be a luncheon at
12:15 prn. in the League. Mr. James
Baird, district principal of the Linge-'
mann School in Detroit, will pre-
The afternoon - session will con-
cern itself with a panel called "What
Shall We Tell Our Children Abouti
the War?" Mrs. Pettingill will pre-
side at the meeting in the Lecture
Hall of the Rack ham Building. Mem-
bers of the panel include Mr.. Leo
Fitzpatrick, general manager of radio
station WJR; Dr. Fritz Redl of the
Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills;
Dr. Katherine Greene of Ann Arbr;,
and Kenneth W. Morgan, director
of the Student Religious Association
at the University..
Co.:sultnts-on the' paiwl include:
Mr. Matthew H. Tlnkham, ot Wayne;
Rev. J. W. Boyer of Saginaw; Mrs.
Harold E. Lobaugh of Auburn
Heights; Mrs. E. R. Grafius of High-
land Park; Mrs. Chester. Tuck of
Dearborn; Mr. W. Ray' Smittle of
Wayne University; Mrs.Roy E. Rob-
inson of Highland Park; Mrs. G. W.
Francis of Saginaw and Mrs. T. Ray
Johnson of Saginaw.
Other consultants are Miss Evelyn
T. Wilson, principal of Washington
School in Ferndale; Mrs. Willard
Jewell of Pontiac; Mrs. L. F. Cobb
of Pontiac; Mrs. M. A. Kopka of
Pleasant Ridge; and Miss Nelle Haley,
director of Elementary Education in+
The sessions tomorrow will con-
sider "The Community-Its Respon-
sibility to Youth." Dr. Vitor F. Spat-1
helf, administrative assistant of the
Highland Park Public Schools, will
The morning session will begin at+
9 a.m. in the Amphitheatre of the1
Rackham Building with a class in
parent education supervised by Mrs.
H. S. Mallory, lecturer in parent
education and child development.
Mrs. Mallory is also lecturer and
consultant in family relations at the+
University and member of the State
Board for Control of Vocational Edu-1
Crawley To Speak
Mr. Edward J. Crawley, chief pro-
bation officer of the Municipal
Court in Cleveland, will speak at 10
a.m. in the Lecture Hall of the
Rackham Building on "The Respon-
sibility for Crime."
At 10:45 a.m., President Charles
S. Anspach of Central State Teachers'
College in Mount Pleasant will dis-
cuss "The Social Judas." His speech
in the Lecture Hall of the Rackham
Building will be introduced by I. M.
Brock, principal of the Arthur Hill
High School in Saginaw.
Mr. Karl F. Zeisler, managing edi-
tor of the Monroe Evening News, will
lead a discussion at 11:30 a.m. in
the Lecture Hall. This discussion.
will be followed by a luncheon at
12:15 p.m. in the League at which
Mrs. William T. Sanders, past presi-
dent of the Michigan Congress of
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To Organize Today
Women varsity debaters will or-
State And CityElecors
To March To Polls Today
'Ham And Eggs Scheme, Pair-Mutuels, Prohibition,
New Deal Issues Will Confront Voters;
Close Detroit Mayoralty Race Seen
Long Illness Ends
Dies At Home
DETROIT, Nov. 6.-(ZP)-Another
hot Detroit mayoralty campaign end-
ed today with last-minute appeals by
Richard W. Reading, the incumbent,'
and Council President Edward J. Jef-
fries, who seeks to-unseat him.
Reading reiterated his charges that
Jeffries owes much of his strength to
the CIO and the Communist party
but friends of the Council President,
said he had support from all walks of
life and that his record in public of-
fice spoke for itself.
A total vote above 300,000 was pre-
dicted by city officials. Only twice
has a city election drawn that many
voters. Once was in 1930 when the
Charles Bowles recall vote was taken
and Frank Murphy started on his
rise to national political prominence.
In 1937, when Reading was elected
over Patrick H. O'Brien, who was
supported by the CIO, a record votef
of 418,000 was established.
(By Associated Press)
Old age pensions, pari-mutuel bet-
ting, prohibition and a feW' contests
indirectly involving Roosevelt policies
confront the voters with a miscellany
of issues intoday's nation-wide elec-:
To complicate still further the task
of discerning national trends after
the ballots have been counted, this
hodge-podge of questions is blanketed
with a crazy-quilt of local issues al-
most as numerous as the candidates
The )California voters are called up-
on to make a "yes"' or "no" decision
upon a variant of the "ham and eggs"
plan which they rejected by a scanty
margin last year. The current plan
which give $30 each Thursday to un-
employed persons over 50. The pay-.
ments would be made in state scrip
redeemable after a year/ provided a
two.-cent .tax stamp were attached
The Ohio old age pension campaign
is led by Herbert S. Bigelow, Cincin-
nati clergyman. It would pay $50
monthly to single persons who are
over 60 and retired, and $80 to
couples. It would be financed by a
state income tax and a levy upon
high priced real estate.
The pari-mutual refendum is in
The prohibition question arises in
The issue of Roosevelt policies is
again present in a gubernatorial elec-
tion in Kentucky and the election of
a mayor in Philadelphia.
In Kentucky, Gov. Keen Johnson,
who as lieutenant-governor succeed-
ed Gov. "Happy" Chandler recently
when the latter resigned to be. ap-
pointed to the Senate, is running for
election to the office he now holds,
on the record of the Chandler-John-
The Philadelphia contest finds
Robert C. White, Democrat, running
on a clean government issue, and
Robert C. Lambertson, his Republi-
can opponent, arguing that a Demo-
cratic victory would diminish the
national prestige of the Republican
Soviet To Keep
Anniversary Of Revolution
Hears Premier Declare
MOSCOW, Nov. 6.- (P) - Soviet
Russia will continue an "undeviating"
policy of peace, Premier Molotoff de-
clared today, while capitalistic coun-
tries "provoke the discontent of the
masses" by their war policy.
Attacking the "capitalistic" United
States, Great Britain and France, the
Premier in a strongly worded address
on the 22nd anniversary of the red
revolution, declared Soviet Russia
was now "solidly united and power-
ful" while "capitalism must perish
because it is so old, weak and ineffi-
In Great Britain and France, he as-
serted, the "interior situation" is bad
because deliberate prolongation of the
war with Germany is "provoking the
discontent of the masses and prepar-
ing new flames of anger against the
Likewise, he told a cheering throng
of Communist party members at Bol-
shoy Opera House, the United States
repeal of the arms embargo simply is
a "mask to cover their struggle for
Molotoff's speech opening a three-
day celebration coincided with a Com-
munist International manifesto urg-
ing British and French workers to "go
against those who favor continuing
Molotoff minced no words in de-
claring the Russian foreign policy of
peace would be continued and made
no reference to indicate that she
might provide military aid to Ger-
University officials last night paid
final respects to Prof. Louis W. Keel-
er, director of instruction of children
patients in the University hospital
and a member of the education
school, who died Sunday morning
at his home on Granger Ave. after'
suffering from ill health for almost'
Funeral services were held Mon-
day evening in the Muehlig funeral+
parlors, the Rev. Henry H. Lewis+
officiating. Burial will be made to-.
day in Michigan City, Ind.
"Professor Keeler rendered un-
usually valuable service to the Uni-
versity and was widely known for
his work in his field of special in-
terest," said Dean James B. Edmon-'
son of the School of Education last
night. "He was very affectionately
regarded by his colleagues."
Appointed To Facultyt
'Professor Keeler was appointed to+
the University faculty in 1926 and
served continuously until the time'
of his death. He was given a leave
of absence a year ago because of
At the time of his death Professor
Keeler was associate professor of
educational psychology, assistant
director of the bureau of educational
psychology, assistant director of the
bureau of educational reference and
research and director of instruction
in the University Hospital school. j
At the University hospital Profes-
sor Keeler and his staff provided edu-
cation for invalid youngsters . who
were unable to attend regular
schools. These elementary and high.
school age boys and girls came to;
the hospital from cities all over the
Professor Keeler also served as
educational adviser to the southern+
Michigan prison school at Jackson.
Born In Disco
He was born in 1877 in Disco, Mich.
the son of Martin and Flora Keller,
and graduated from Mt. Clemens high
school. He received his bachelor of'
arts degree from the University in
1900, his master's degree in 1910,
and his doctor of philosophy degree
in 1929. He also studied at Colum-
bia and Chicago universities, and
taught at the University of Southern
California and the University of
He was a member of the American
Association for the 'Advancement of
Science, the Michigan Educational
Association, the National Education
Association, the Exchange Club, the
University of Michigan alumni club1
of Ann Arbor, the University club,
the American Association of School
administrators, the Department of
Elementary School principals, Phi
Delta Kappa fraternity, and Fra-
ternity Lodge, No. 262, F.&A.M.
In 1904 he married Lora A. Ham-
rick of Michigan City, Ind. He is
survived by his wife.
A faculty meeting scheduled for
Monday by members of the School of
Education was, postponed a week in
tribute to Professor Keeler.
Gathering Will Pay Tribute
To Students And Alumni
Who Died In Last War
Desire For Peace
A University Peace Service meeting,
in which the 300 Michigan students
and faculty members who died in the
last World War will be remembered
by an expression of contemporary stu-
dent feeling for peace, will be held at
4 p:m. Thursday in Hlil Auditorium.
Sponsored by the Union, League,
Congress, The Daily, American Stu-
dent Union, Student Religious Asso-
ciation, Student Senate, Panhellenic
Association, and the Interfraternity.
Council, the purpose of the meeting,"
according to Cal Kresin, Grad., gen-
eral chairman, "is to fulfill our obli-
gation to the Michigan men who died
to end war by re-affirming our desire
to remain at peace."
Petersen To Talk
A keynoting talk by Carl Petersen,
'40, managing editor of The Daily,
short talks by the Rev. Henry Lewis
of St. Andrews Episcopal Church and
Robert. Rosa, Grad., president of the
American Student Union, and organ
music by Palmer Christian, will com-
prise the 25-minute program, ac-
cording to an announcement by Rob-
ert Ulrich, '41, member of the Union
Executive Council and chairman of
he program committee.
The names of those who died in the
last war will be written on a large
scroll and will be open for public in-
spection, Jean Thompson, '40, Pan-
hellenic representative and chairman
of arrangmeents announced. She is
being assisted by Jerry Nitzberg,
Grad., of the Fellowship of Recon-
ciliation, Don Counihan, '41, Congress,
Mary Fran Reek, '40, president of As-
sembly, and Mary Honecker, '40 of the
Other Members Listen
Other members of the program
committee are Elliott Maraniss, '40,
editorial director of The Daily, Dor-
othy Shipman, '40, president of the
League, Don Treadwell, '42L, president
of the Union, and Tom Adams, '40,
president of the Interfraternity Coun-
Martin Dworkis, '40, president of
the Student Senate, and chairman of
publicity, is being assisted by Hugo
Reichard, Grad., chairman of the
Peace Commission of the American
To Get War Trade
Plans for tomorrow's 1939 edition
of the Michigan Union's traditional
Open House have been completed ac-
cording to Harold Singer, '41, execu-
tive council member in charge of the
Latest notification from the many
departments of the University and
organizations which are to partici-
pate, indicates a number of interest-
ing demonstrations and displays,
Singer claimed. As part of the regular
program, the varsity and freshman
swimming teams under Coach Matt
Mann, will put on an exhibition and
Jimmy Skinner, '43, highly touted
breastroker prospect, will be seen in
action for the first time.
The Glider Club will demonstrate
the assembly of the 50-foot sailplane
which a member of the club flew
across Lake Michigan thissummer.
The mineralogy department, more-
over, will feature experiments of fluo-
rescence with black light on various
minerals, and members of the aero-
nautical engineering department will
have a display in which fluid flow
is demonstrated with large water
Free dancing will be held in: the
large ballroom with Bill Sawyer's mu-
sic between 8 and 10.p.m., At 10 p.m.,
the Varsity Glee Club will sing a
number of campus songs, following.
this a drawing will be held in which
the holders of the lucky number pro-
grams will receive ,free passes to a
regular Union dance.
Action Permits Ships
To Fly Panama Flag
Eight Boats Involved
In Chartering Move
Gibli As Trial.
Nears Co s e
Ex-County Clerk Maintains
Error In Relief Reports
Created Alleged Shortage.
By MILTON ORSHEFSKY
Through one hour and 35 minutes
of .County Prosecutor Albert J. Rapp's
direct cross-examination yesterday+
afternoon, Emmett M. Gibb, former
county clerk on trial for embezzle-+
ment of relief funds, doggedly stuck
to his previous testimony that he had
never taken any county funds for
his own use, and that the shortage
he is accused of making was merely
a mistake in the county reports. "
Prosecutor Rapp indicated yester-
day that he expects the trial to end
tomorrow, after Defense Attorney
John W. Conlin calls- several "charac-
Faced with a large fine and im-
prisonment if convicted, Gibb. ad-
mitted that he had cashed several
county relief checks in his own name,
but that he didn't use the money for
"Sure, I cashed it," he said, refer-
ring to a relief check from Ypsilanti
City for more than $4,000. "I admit it.
But I wasn't taking it for my own
use." He testified Friday thathe
had "juggled" accounts, drawing
checks in his own name, in order to
keep up relief payments to various
townships who had been delinquent
in some of their monthly payments
to the county welfare fund.
Calmly and laconically, seldom an-
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Coach And Violinist1
Meet To Determine
Fritz Kreisler, violinist, and Fritz
Crisler, football coach, met backstage
last night following the former's re-
cital in Hill Auditorium, shook hands
several times, and straightened out
the origin of their surnames amid
pops of flashlight bulbs.
Concerts and the .llinois game were
forgotten. as they discussed whether
the name Crisler had been originally
German or Austrian. Fritz C. agreed
with Fritz K. that it had been Ger-
Students Claim Over-Confidenice
Responsible For Varsity Defeat
By KARL KESSLER Their shifting defense was baffling,
Into Illinois Memorial Stadium last and Michigan appeared to be asleep
Saturday strutted a highly touted a good share of the time. The numer-
Michigan squads of potential All- ous fumbles testify to that."
Americans to face the underdog Il- John F. Anderson, '40, "I don't be-
lini; less than two hours later, that lieve they were serious enough, and
same squad limped or was dragged they probably entered the game too
out to the amazement of Michigan sure of themselves. Recent newspaper
and Illini rooters alike. and magazine articles on their su-
What had happened and why? Il periority probably didn't help their
linois already had three defeats and mental attitude. As for their con-
one tie comprising its record, whereas ference standing, I don't believe this
Michigan had been termed the second game seriously impairs that, and I
best team in the country, Wherefore think it will serve as an inspiration
the transformation? Naturally specu- inthe futSulthorp '40, "Illinois
lations have arisen wherever Mon- wanted victory over Michigan and
day morning quarterbacks gather, and knew they had to fight for it, while
with a view toward skimming a cross- th erinesfigedo rewin.
sectional view from the sea of specu- the Wolverines figured on a sure win.
lation, your inquiring reporter has It's the old story of an unconquerable
made a circuit of the hot-stove league sthe tacomiknow greaoa t o tet
to ask-th temkosnwta ohr
THE QET NWhCschools are pointing for them and will
THE QUESTION: What do you be- play accordingly. Michigan is still
lieve happened to Michigan Saturday? one of the best in the country and
THE ANSWERS: will prove so against Minnesota."
Play To Open
Final preparations have been com-4
pleted for staging "Family Portrait,"1
Play Production's first play of the1
fall season. Prof. Valentine B. Windt,
director of the group announced
yesterday. The play will be given9
beginning at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow7
through Saturday in the Lydia Men-
Tickets for the play are on sale
at the theatre ticket office in the
League. They are priced at 75, 50
and 35 cents. Telephone drders are
being taken at 6300.
"Family Portrait," by Lenore Coffee
and William Joyce Cowen, enjoyed a
long and successful run on Broadway
last spring. Play Production will
be among the first non-professional
organizations in the country to stage
the show since its release.
The play portrays Jesus' family
shorn of all legend and mystery, and
laid bare as merely an "everyday"
family group. This theme is, carried
out in a light and often humorous
vein, according to Professor Windt.
Action in the play, as well as scen-
ery and trappings, are designed to
fit any time in history or any loca-
tion. This "universality, Professor
Windt declares, accounts for much
of the play's popularity in New York
To SigmaRho Tau
Prof. Milton J. Thompson of the
aeronautical engineering department
will address members of Sigma Rho
Jury Charges Prisoners
With Guard's Death I
JACKSON, Nov. 6.-(IP)-Six long-
term convicts were arraigned late yes-a
terday at the Southern Michigan Pris-
on on charges of first degree murder
in the slaying of inspector of guards
Fred Boucher Sunday while attempt-
ing to escape from the prison.
All six asked examination, whichI
was set for 2 p.m., Nov. 15 at the1
prison. The men were brought intoT
the warden's outer office for the ar-
raignment in single file with in-
dividual guards. Other guards were
in the lobby and in front.of the prison.
The arraignment followed an in-
quest, also held at the prison, in
which a jury of Jackson businessmenj
brought in a verdict that Boucher
"met his death from a wound from
shot of a gun fired by Sam Sawya, 26,
in conspiracy with others to escape
from Southern Michigan Prison."
Black Friday celebrations got off
to an early start last night when Tom
Dalrymple, '43, Bob Cavanaugh, '43,
and Floyd Harrison, '41E, who was
assisting them, received free tonsorial
treatment, a brand new paint job and
pants-removing service by a group
of 40 or 50 frosh-hungry sophomores
on the Sigma Alpha Epsilon lawn.
It all started when Lee Grant, '43,
sent threatening postcards to the
sophomores in charge of Black Friday
festivities in the various fraternities.
The recipients of these mysterious
warnings, which were signed with
Grant's name, banded together in a
search for freshman blood. Grant
was not found, but the three substi-
tutes suited their purpose.
The three de-haired, de-pantsed
and paint-splattered victims of the re-
lentless sophomore bloodlust were
cared for in the SAE house after the
onslaught, and it is reported that they
will be able to hobble to classes to-
day if the wind is in their direction.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6.-(AP)-
The Maritime Commission an-
nouneed tonight it was deferring
"final action" on the United
States Lines' application to trans-
fer eight of its eleven transatlan-
tic vessels to Panamanian regis-
try, a step which would allow
them to carry goods to the beilig-
erents of Europe.
Earlier information from the
commission had Indicated that It
had approved the application to
transfer eight of the ships, but
after meeting all evening it issued
a statemeht at midnight saying:
"The Commission is exploring
all the circumstances involved.in
the transfer, as is customary
when such applications are filed.
... The Commission hopes tobe
able to reach a final decision -
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6.-V-P)-The
Maritime Commission today permit-
ed the United States Lines to trans-
fer eight of its eleven transatlantice
vessels to registry under the Republic
f Panama, a step which will allow
them to carry goods to the belliger-
ents of Europe.
Commissioner Max O'Rell Truitt,
discussing the Commission's approval
of the company's transfer applica-
tions, said there was no contraven-
tion of the Neutrality Act, which for-
bids American-flag ships to go to the
"I don't see any element of a dodge
at all; I think it's a completely sound,
bona fide situation all around," Trultt
"Congress unquestionably intended
to keep the United States flag from
going down in the brine and to.keep
United States seamen from losing
"But nowhere in the act does it say'
an American citizen couldn't operate
a foreign flag vessel with a foreign
Title to the vessels will be trans-
ferred to a Panamanian corporation.
They will carry the Panama flag and
will be manned by crews other than
United States citizens. Under the
Neutrality Act, American citizens as
well as ships are ruled out of the com-
Truitt said the federal government
has no financial interest in the ves-
sels to be transferred. It has been
granting operating subsidies, but these
Thecompany applied for the trans-
fer of nine vessels, but approval was
given only for eight. Seven of these
are the 7,500-ton cargo-passenger
carriers: American Banker, American
Farmer, American Importer, Ameri-
can Merchant, American Shipper,
American Trader, and American
Traveler. The eighth will be either
the Roosevelt or the Harding, in the
company's discretion. They are 13,-
"There isn't any question," said
Truitt, "about the fact that these ves-
sels could not operate on these trade
routes (to Britain, France, and Eire)
withl United States crews or under the
United States flag.
From World Capitals
On November 7
PARIS-French report nine of
their planes shoot down nine of
27 German craft.
BERGEN-City of Flint cap.-
tain says Germans threatened
to sink freighter If 'crew gave
man says German submarine
menace "fairly mastered" and
British can protect arms ship-
mnents from the United States.