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Probably fair today, probably
fair tomorrow, probably warmer.


VOL. L. No. 45




Help Planned
For Seamen
Made Jobless
By 'Neutrality'
FDR Refuses Permissionr
To Transfer Registries
Of ShipsTo Panama
Relief And Training
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.-(P)-The
WPA and the Maritime. Commission
announced plans today to assist some
13,000 seamen beached by the neu-
trality -law, while President Roose-
velt indicated he would refuse to per-
mit transfer of eight liners to Pana-
manian registry.
The WPA announced that the re-
lief quotas of five coastal cities are
being increased so that 5,000 sailors
may be added to the rolls. They ?will
be assigned to waterfront improve-
ment and similar projects.
Announces Training Facilities
The Maritime Commission said fa-
cilities for training 8,360 seamen a
year are being made available to of-
ficers and crews of ships tied up by,
the neutrality act. While in train-
ing, officers will receive $125 and sea-
men $36 a month plus food, clothing,
quarters, medical care and transpor-

Archduke Felix Offers Danubian
Confederation As War Soluiton

Lasting Peace Is Possible
If Treaty Of Versailles
Is Not Repeated, He Says
A proposal that a democratic con-
federation of Danubian states be.
formed at the conclusion of the sec-
ond World War was made last night
by Archduke Felix of Austria before
a capacity Oratorical Series audience
in Hill Auditorium.
The 23-year-old Hapsburg scion
predicted that Austria, which he
called "keystone of the Central Euro-
pean arch," will play a major part in
the reconstruction of the area when
peace comes.
A union of the small nations in the
Danube basin, Archduke Felix assert-
ed, would serve as a "bulwark against
pan-Germanism, and communism,"
would bring "prosperity to the states
involved" and would further "democ-
racy, liberty and justice" on the Con-
"If no further mistakes are made
in the new political organization of
Europe, the next peace will be a perm-
anent one," he said, adding that "a
second Versailles would produce a sec-
ond Hitler." Like the Austro-Hun-
garian Empire which the Allie "mis-
takenly" dissolved in 1919, Austria'
could be a stronghold against Ger-
man domination in Central Europe,
he went on.
Hitler's occupation of Austria in
1938 led directly, in the Archduke's
opinion, to the outbreak of the pres-
ent war since "with Austria crushed
the whole political system of Central
Europe was bound to fall.
He described events during the
Anschluss and told of the under-
ground movement now in existence
in his homeland. Thousands of
A ai

Austrians, he revealed, are actively
opposing Nazi rule with "acts of sabo-
tage" and the distribution of propa-
ganda. "Terror," he said, "can defer,
but cannot suppress rebellion."
Archduke Felix stressed that a
Danubian confederation would have
to be accomplished by the free will
of the people concerned-"from the
inside, without outside interference."
"It is important," he said, "that no,
one nation be permitted to predomin-
ate in the confederation and that
each country should maintain its own
language and ideals. Sacrifices would
be necessary, for in a real economic,
political and social union some of
the executive and legislative powers of
the various states would have to pass
from them to the confederation. A
federal parliament would have to be
created and currencies, armies and
foreign relations consolidated.
"We are ready to renounce the ex-
aggerated and destructive national-
ism which has created so much havoc
in Europe," he declared, to the end
that a Danubian confederation might'
be the first step towards a pan-Euro-
pean scheme."
National Park

Gibb Declared
Gilty; Given
Gul -" Cm
5 To 10 Years
Defense Attorney Conlin
Petitions Supreme Court
For Rehearing Of Case

osevelt told his press
t transfer of United
essels to the Panama
ey might ply the North
at zone would violate
the neutrality law in
ded, there was another
which had been given
in public discussion of
mblics' Neutrality
ae said, whether the
ught to put any sister
blic in a position on
rent from that of this
vessels, tankers, were
Panama, but that was
he neutrality law was
I, and that was water
final decision has' still
he contintied, But
rks and the fact that
'ommission refused to-
ankrupt Pacific Steam-
on transfer four ships
added significantly, it
;ible to see which way

Acceptances For A
Are DueToday


to be reach
from his rei
the Marilme
day to let the
ship Corpora
to Panama,l
should be pc
the wind wa


To Assist CAA
Will Make Psychological
Studies Of Pilots
Prof. Carl E. Guthe, director of
University museums, was chosen yes-
terday by the National Research
Council to serve on a committee co-
operating with the Civil Aeronautics
Authority to study the selection and
training of pilots in the CAA's stu-
dent flight training program.
Professor Guthe, ex-officio chair-
man of the division of anthropology
and psychology of the Council, will
assist the CAA research program in
making psychological studies of stu-
dent flyers. The committee is now
engaged in framing a series of ques-
tions on pilot training.
According to Robert J. 'Hinckley,
CAA chairman, this type of research
"requires not only the services of
psychologists, but instrument work-
ers, trained medical workers, physi-
ologists, airplane instructors and
fliers with practical experience."
ASME To See Film
At Meeting Tonight

Acceptances for the annual Inter-
national Dinner, to be given Nov. 22,,
Thanksgiving Eve, in the Union ball-
room, must be turned in at the In-
ternational Center office today, Prof.
J. Raleigh Nelson, director of the
Center, announced yesterday.
Prompt attention should beagiven,
he warned, because of the necessity
of making up suitable table lists for
the affair, one of the most colorful
of the year.
The affair, which is expected to
attract more than 500 guests, will
have this year as its main entertain-
ment the presentation of a group of
American folk dances, accompanied
by the music of the Ford dance
Math Club To Hold Meet
Nov. 18 In Kalamazoo
The Michigan Section of the Math-
ematical Association of America will
hold its fall meeting Nov. 18 at Kala-
mazoo. The program will consist of
a series of talks on various mathe-
matical topics, and will be divided in-
to two parts. The morning session
will convene from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. at Kalamazoo College, and the
remainder of the meeting will be held
at Western State Teachers dollege
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Geysers, Lava '
Illustrates Study Technique
With Technicolor Slides ;
Tells Of Hot Springs
Results of a. 1.0-year study of the
geysers of Yellowstone National Park
were described in' a University lec-
ture yesterday by Dr. Arthur L. Day,
internationally known physicist and
geologist, in the..Rackham Auditors'
ium. The lecture was delivered un-
der the auspices- of the geology de-
Dr. Day, who is the first man ever
to take samples of molten lava and
volcanic gases from an active foun-
tain successfully,. pointed out tech-
niques used in the year-round obser-
vations wit hthe aid of technicolor
slides. The geysers continue erupt-
ing in the winter, he said, with no
apparent diminution in force.
Similarities in the various forms
of geysers in Yellowstone and those
in other parts of the world were de-
scribed by Dr. Day. He pointed out
that there are only two other spots
in the world with comparable hot
springs-New Zealand and Iceland.
Doctor To Discuss
Law And Medicine
Dr. Lemoyne Snyder, state police
expert on medical legal advice, will
speak'on "The Doctor and The Law"
at 4:15 p.m. today in the Lecture
Hall of the Rackham Building.
This is the second in a series of
extra-curricular medical lectures pre-
sented by the School of Medicine in
an effort to offer information not
available in the classroom to medical
students and the public.
Dr. Snyder attended the University
medical school from 1919 to 1921.
He .received his M.D. in 1923 from
Harvard. All medical school classes
will -be dismissed at 4 p.m. today in
order that students may attend.

Jury's Verdict Ends
Six WeekLitigation
Emmett M. Gibb, former county
clerk, was sentenced yesterday' by
Judge George W. Sample to 5 to 10
years imprisonment at the Southern
Michigan Prison in Jackson, after a
jury of seven men' and five women,
deliberating for only 35 minutes, had
found him guilty of embezzling coun-
ty relief funds.
The verdict ended six weeks of cir-
cuit court proceedings during which
more than 50 city and township of-
ficials had offered testimony. De-
fense Attorney John W. Conlin in-
dicated yesterday, however, that he
would carry the fight to the State
Supreme Court, if the appeal he will
launch in-a few days is granted.
Betrayer Of Public Trust a
In delivering the sentence, Judge n
Sample severely denounced Gibb as a r
public officer who betrayed the peo-
ple's trust, but said he would recom- r
mend that the sentence be kept to the C
He expressed regret that, after the s
number of'years he had ben associat-
ed with Gibb, he had to sentence him r
to prison.s
"But, I feel that the law must pre- 1
vail, that tie people's trust must be
performed by public officers," he said.
"Although this is not a vicious crime,
it is the worst crime I know, because
it is a betrayal of public confidence."
During the rendering of the sen-
tence, Gibb maintained the passivity 1
that has characterized his attitude
throughout the trial. To Judge
Sample's query if he had anything
to say, he merely shrugged his shoul-
ders, and immediately resigned him-
self to the custody of the deputy.
Wife In Tears
His second wire and his daughter,
however, broke down completely, and
had to be led from the court by sev-
eral attendants.
The relatively quick decision of the
jury fiad been predicted since the
second week of the trial when it
seemed overwhelmingly apparent that
Gibb had taken county .money for
his own use, although he steadfastly
maintained that any money he had
"borrowed" had always been returned.
Even Judge Sample, in his charge to
the jury before it adjourned, indicat-
ed his belief that Gibb was guilty.
"The testimony of the defendant
did not sound reasonable to me," he
said. "I would be unwilling to accept
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Senior To Give
Organ Recital
Barnard Will Play Today
In Hill Auditorium
William Barnard, '40, will give the
third in a series of Twilight. Organ
Recitals at 4:15 p.m. today in Hill
Auditorium assisted by Mrs. Neil
Staebler, soprano.
Among the selections scheduled to
be heard on the program is Bach's
Prelude in D major, Franck's Chor-
ale in B minor and Sowerby's Choral
Prelude on "Rejoice Ye Pure In
Mrs. Staebler will sing three bib-
lical songs by Dvorak: "Clouds and
Darkness," "By the Waters of Baby-
lon" and "I Will Sing New Songs
Of Gladness."

Snowmobile Finally Safe On Board

"The Inside Story of the Funda-
mentals of Correct Lubrication," a
sound film presented by the Socony-
Vacuum Oil Co. will be the feature
of the American Society of Mechan-
ical Engineers meeting at 7:30 to-
night at the Union.
Mr. V. A. Smith, technical man-
ager of the White Star division in
Detroit, will introduce the film. A
discussion on lubrication problems
will follow the showing of the film.
Hillel Foundation Presents
Snpeial Av ukah Weekend

Dean Ednunson and RICHARD HARMEL
Nearly a quarter century has passed
To Speak Today since the engineering honor system
was first accepted as an integral part
Dr. James B. Edmunson, Dean of of the administration and tradition
the School of Education, will speak of that crllege.
on the recommendations of the Edu- In that time, both students and
cational Policies Commission at the faculty have been able to adapt and
meeting of the Michigan Council of modify the original plan to meet the
Education today at Ypsilanti. needs of the college. The adminis-
Dean Edmunson's speech will lead tration, through Dean Alfred H. Lov-
the discussion of the afternoon ses- ell, has expressed its approval of and
sion, having as its theme "The Schools faith in the present honor system. To
an then uropan Wasr.h ther pho- sound out the opinion of the student
and the European War." Other pro-bd h nurn eotr oa
fessors of the Education School have body, the inquiring reporterstoday
been invited to attend. They will TU
also hear Dr. Eugene B. Elliot, State THE QUESTIOT:
Superintendent of Public Instruction, DO you believe that the honor sys-
and Dr. Albert Phillips. tem as practiced in the engineering
college is a success?
i. ANqWF.RS '.

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