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VOL. L. No. 52 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, NOV. 23, 1939

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Gov. Dickinson
Hits Demands
For Crippled
Children's Aid
Commission Reprimanded
For Rejecting Financial
SupportFrom Hospital
Ramsey Defends
Work Of Agency
LANSING, Nov. 22.-(A )-cover-
nor Dickinson accused the Michigan
Crippled Children's Commission to-.
day of having attempted to induce
the Clinton County Probate Court
to make the care of crippled children
more expensive for the State.
Dr. W. S. Ramsey, secretary of the
commission, said Dickinson was
"mistaken" in his charges that the
agency has shown a "lack of cooper-
ation."
Intended Further Investigations
The Governor, declaring he in-
tended to have a further investiga-
tion made, said the Crippled Chil-
dren's Commission had rejected an
invoice sheet totaling $93 submitted
by the Clinton Memorial Hospital at
St. Johns, on the grounds the bill was
too low. "The Crippled Children
Commission sent back a memoran-
dumn asking the hospital to correct
the same (the invoice) and increase
it to $119," Governor Dickinson said.
"The Probate Court was told this was
'for the purpose of uniformity in
fees throughout the State'."
ickinson spoke of "the same
lack of cooperation concerning Gen-
esee County," declaring the Com-
mission 'had "haggled" when the
Mott Foundation offered to contri-
bute an amount equal to the State's
grant for crippled children's care in
that county.
Conceded Facts Correct
Dr. Ramsey conceded that the
facts concerning the Clinton Coun-
ty complaint were correct, but in-
sisted that they had been misinter-
preted. He said his staff had be-
liedthe $93fi gures safubmitted
by error because it did not coincide'
with the schedule of fees the Co-
mission established. "Apparently
the Probate Court made a good
dicker with the doctors and forgot
to tell us about it," he said.
"We have saved the State many
thousands of dollars by reducing
the allowance for fees to the level of
our schedule, and here is just one
instance in 'which by error the fees
were raised.
"We are trying to get along on the
money we have, and we are not em-
ploying propaganda."
Emerson AR. Boyles, Dickinson's
legal adviser, had added his voice
to the controversy with a statement
that the Commission was using pro-
paganda because it wanted "more
money to spend."

More Than 400 Attend Annual
International Dinner At Union

Banquet Is Characterized
As Picturesque; Greeting
Given ByShirley Smith
By LAURENCE MASCOTT
More than 400 of them from all
parts of the- globe came there and
sat down and ate together-in peace.
They were there in their native
costumes. Present were the turbans
and robes of India, the headdress of
Arabia, the kimonos of Japan, the
"butterfly" dresses of the Philip-
pines, the robes of China. Present
were every race and almost every
nationality on the globe. Spoken
was almost every language in the
world. Alive was the conflicting
spirits and ideas of almost every na-
tion. And they broke bread togeth-
er-in peace.
The occasion was the annual In-
ternational Dinner, the University's
welcome to its foreign students, held
last night at the Union Ballroom. The
affair this year was given in the form
of a Thanksgiving dinner, guests
being distributed among small tables
in order to be typical of Thanksgiv-
ing celebrations as practiced in
American homes, according to Prof.
J. Raleigh Nelson, director of the
International Center and in charge
of the dinner.
The American harvest and its
crops, especially those associated
with the Thanksgiving feast, provid-
ed the theme for the dinner's decora-
tions. Each table was presided over
by a faculty member and his wife,
serving as host and hostess and spe-
cifically in charge of carving the
typically American turkey before
their cosmopolitan audience.
Characterized by Professor Nelson
Misters Plan
Services Today
For All Sects
President's Proclamation
To Be Read At Services;
Rahl Berger Will Speak
Community services in which Cath-
olics, Jews and Protestants may par-
ticipate will be held at 10:30 a.m.
today in the Rackham Auditorium,
under the auspices of the Ann Arbor
Ministers' Association, according to
Rev. Theodore Schmale, of the Beth-
lehem Evangelical Church, program
chairman.
President Roosevelt's Thanksgiving
proclamation, read by Joseph W.
Mundus, will open the union services,
Reverend Schmale said. Rabbi Elmer
Berger of Flint will deliver the main
address, and Rev. Henry Lewis of the
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, pres-
ident of the ministers' association,
will preside.
Special music will be furnished by
the two church choirs of St. Andrews
Episcopal Church under the direc-
tion of Tom H. Kinkead, organist, and
by the Lyra Male Chorus under the
leadership of R H. Kampf.
Ann Arbor ministers participating
in the program are Dr. Edward W.
Blakeman, counsellor in religious edu-
cation, Rev. C. W. Carpenter, Second
Baptist Church, Rev. C. Loucks, First
Baptist Church, Rev. Fred Cowin,
Disciples of Christ, Church, Rev. W.
P. Lemon, First Presbyterian Church
and Rev. Charles Brashares, First
Methodist Church.
In addition to the Union Services,
eight local churches will mark
Thanksgiving Day with special serv-
ices of their own.
Rev. George Muedeking will talk
on "Gratitude Gives Orders" at 10
a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church.
Other churches who will have spe-
cial services are St. Paul's Lutheran,
Free Methodist, First Church of

Christ, Scientist, St. Mary's Catholic
Students Chapel, and Bethel, A.M.E.
Five To Attend
Forestry Meet
Experts Will Offer Plans
For Reforestation
Five University faculty men were
invited yesterday by the joint Con-
gressional Committee on Forests to
attend a conference on forestry pro-
blems at Madison,- Wis., Dec. 18 and
19.
Those invited include: Dean Sam-
uel T. Dana, Prof. Donald M. Mat-
thews, Prof. Willett F. Ramsdell and
Pnf, Chirav Wm la ri ffha .

as one of the most picturesque events
of the year, the dinner not only at-
tracted foreign students but Ameri-
can students from Hawaii and Puerto
Rico as well.
Shirley W. Smith, vice-president
of the University, extended the Uni-
versity's official welcome to the for-
eign students at the dinner immedi-
ately after the serving of the meal.
He offered "Thanksgiving that we
are here tonight." Claiming that
"every thoughtful person realizes that
here there are signs of promise for
greater future world brotherhood,"
Vice-President Smith said: "After
eating here together in peace, stu-
dents will find it much harder to
fight these people whom they have
learned to know and to understand
and mutual respect and friendship
are the greatest preventives of war."
He concluded with the quotation:
"Life's final star is brotherhood."
Mr. Harib Kurani of the Univer-
(Continued on Page 3)
Natators Make
Debut In Fifth
Swim.Carnival
Program Will Help WAA
Pool Project; 20 Events
Are Scheduled By Mann
' By DON WIRTCHAFTER
Michigan's mighty natators, cham-
pions of the Western Conference and
top college team in the nation for
the past six years, will make their
1939-1940 debut tomorrow night in
the fifth annual Swim Gala at the
I-M pool
The first event will start at 1:30
p.m.
This year's carnival willbe a regu-
lar, three-ring circus on the water
with expert speed and endurance
swimming, girls, diving, comedy and
stunts all included in the program,
Coach Matt Mann, has 20 events
planned plus a host of special attrac-
tions, to thrill the capacity crowd of
over a thousand that is expected
to attend.
Ladies first is the correct way, and
therefore it's the Michigan coeds who
will lead off tomorrow's all-star card
with a 25-yard free style race.
After that, the Wolverine squad,
varsity and freshmen, will take over
and demonstrate the aquatic speed
for which they are famous. Three
50-yard free style handicaps are
listed on the program which will
headline the collegiate sprint champ,
Charley Barker, along with Gus
Sharmet, Bob West, Bill Beebe, and
John Gillis.
Gala fans are in for some thrilling
races since each man entered has
been handicapped according to his
past performances.
Following the sprints will come two
150-yard breast stroke handicaps
with Veteran Johnny Haigh and
sophomore John Sharemet drawing
the heaviest assignments as far as
the handicaps are concerned.
In the back stroke event, Bill
Beebe, Ted Horlenko and Dick Riedl
wil lall be in action.
And there's plenty more on tomor-
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Reich Accuses
BritishAgents
Of Bomb Plot
Gestapo Claims Captured
English Intelligence Men
ImportantPrize Of War
London Officials
Deny Conspiracy
By MELVIN K. WHITELEATHER
BERLIN, Nov. 22.-(P)--German
authorities today accused two cap-
tured British secret service agents of
direct connection with the Munich
bomb plot which Adolf Hitler escaped
by 11 minutes Nov. 8.
Making no secret of their belief
that the captives were one of the
most important catches of the war,
Nazi officials said the two agents
were responsible jointly with two oth-
er men for the bombing. The ex-
plosion killed eight persons shortly
after Hitler left the Munich beer
hall.
Two Germans Held
Otto Strasser, a German long-time
enemy of Hitler who lives in France,
and Georg Elser of Munich were
blamed with the two Britons, who
were captured at the Netherlands
frontier the day after the explosion.
They were identified by the Gestapo
as Capt. Richard Henry Stevens, 42,
chief of the European division of the
British Secret Service, and Sigis-
mund PayneBest, 54, an intelligence
officer for the Britsih General Staff
during the World War.
Previously the secret police had
blamed British instigators for the
explosion, but had not mentioned
Stevens and Best as connected di-
rectly.
Said Elser Confessed
Heinrich Himmier, chief of the Ges-
tapo, said Elser had confessed setting
the beer halltime bomb.
(The British Foreign Office denied
that any British agent knew of any
German "described as having placed
a bomb in the Munich cellar" and
said the bombing had no connection
with "the kidnaping of two British
subjects on the German-Dutch fron-
tier.")
The Gestapo said Stevens and Best
were captured while attempting to
enter Germany from Venloo, the
Netherlands.
Ohio Relief Crisis
Gains Momentum
CLEVELAND, Nov. 22.-()-The
demand "no more taxes" clashed
head-on in Ohio tonight with the cry
"we want food."*
The Buckeye State, which has writ-
ten into its constitution a one per-
cent limit on realty taxes for all com-
munity purposes, was groping with
a grave relief situation.
In Toledo a survey by the Council
of Social Agencies showed 5,193 per-
sons-employable residents and their
dependents-were suffering from lack
of food, fuel and clothing, and in
danger of starvation and sickness.
Cleveland, with 60,000 persons de-
pendent upon direct relief, discon-
tinued all but "strictly emergency"
rations and discharged a fourth of
its administrative staff.

Four Ships Are Reported
Sunk As Warfare On Sea
Is Increased In Intensity

Dutch Cancel Ship Sailings
When Germany's Goods
Are Called Contraband
Nazi Outlet Barred
By Britain's Action
AMSTERDAM, Nov. 22. -(P)-
Sailings of all Netherlands ships from7
Netherlands ports were cancelled to-
day by their owners acting upon the
advice of the government.
The step followed by one day Great,
Britain's announcement that all
goods of German origin on the high
seas would be subject to seizure, re-
gardless of the nationality of vessels
carrying them.
There was no explanation for the
'cancellations, but it was noted that
Netherlands ships have been taking
German goods aboard. A total of
10,000,000 tons of German exports
were transshipped from Rotterdam
and Amsterdam in the first nine
months of this year.
This action by Britain would,
therefore, remove one of German's
chief export outlets.
Ship owners met today to con-
siderthe hazards to shipping as a
result of the war, including the
danger from mines.
The Holland-American liner Rot-
terdam left Rotterdam at 3 a.m. to-
day before the ban was enforced.
The Statendam had been scheduled
to sail tomorrow at midnight, but
doubt was expressed tonight that
she would return to the United
States until the situation is clarified.
Shipping is one of the largest in-
dustries in the Netherlands, and the
war, in addition to costing large
sums of money, has disrupted busi-
ness which normally depends upon
imports.
Outside of Britain, Germany, Italy
and Norway, no other European
country has so large a merchant
'fleet as the Netherlands. Her fleet
is more than twice as large as it was
in 1914, and the country already,
as a result of the British blockade,
has felt the effects of this war more
than this proportion would indicate.
Train Wreck
Kills Engineer
Homeward Bound Students
Shaken in Derailment
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 22.
-(P)-The engineer of the Chicago
and Northwestern's "Winnebago"
passenger train, loaded with North-
western University students home-
ward bound for the holidays, was
killed and several persons shaken
late today when the locomotive and
first four cars left the track near
here.
Harry Anderson, the engineer, was
killed when he was pinned between
the engine and tender. The fire-
man, Stanley Mack, Elmhurst, was
severely burned when the engine
rolled into a ditch. No passenger
was injured seriously, the C.&N.W.
office reported.
Sheriff Thomas Kennedy said he
was investigating a report that the
locomotive had overtaken a handcar
operated by three railroad work-
men, who jumped and ran when
they saw they could not get the car
off the track before the train struck
it.
W. E. Harmsen, boatswain's mate
at Great Lakes Naval Training Sta-
tion, said he was standing a quarter
of a mile north of the on-coming
train when he "saw the engine veer
over to one side, rock back on the
track and then roll in the ditch."

Russel Wins Wager,
Conviction In Murder
CHICAGO, Nov. 22.-(iP)--Jack
Russell won 15 cents today but lost a
court battle for his life.
The Oklahoma desperado was con-
victed of kidnaping and killing Wil-
ham sicot Hamilton. an Arkansas

Youth's Mania

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40 Are Lost When British
Destroyer Strikes Mine;
French Sink Two Subs

For Firearms
BringsInjury
A 14-year-old boy whom the courts
accused of having an "incorrigible"
mania for guns was in a serious con-
dition in University Hospital last
night as a result of his second esca-
pade with firearms.
The boy, Chris Simpson of Climax,,
was treated for a bullet wound in his
head, suffered, according to Dr. Wil-
lard N. Putman, Calhoun County
Coroner, when he attempted to break
his pet dog of gun shyness.
The accident occurred in the living
room of his home Tuesday night.
Deputy Sheriff Claude Watts said the
boy apparently did not believe his .22
calibre rifle was loaded, and was try-
ing to get the dog used to the sight
of the gun.
Young Simpson's first escapade
came a year ago when, in revenge for
having been expelled from school, he
returned armed with a gun and
threatened his teacher and class-
mates.
An operation was performed yes-
terday in an effort to save the boy's
life. The bullet entered his fore-
head and pierced his skull.
Dr. Crothers
Will Add ress
Medical Group
Parley Opens Tomorrow.
At Rackham Building;
Dr. Jordan Will Speak
Speaking on "Structural and Psy-
chological Changes After Cerebral
Accidents to Children," Dr. Bronson
Crothers of Harvard will give the
first address at the Annual Meeting
of the University's Pediatric and In-
fectious Disease Society, to be held
tomorrow and Saturday at the Uni-
versity Hospital and the Rackham
'Building.
Dr. Clement E. Smith of Brookline,
Mass., president of the Society, will
open the meeting tomorrow, at which
Dr. Crothers, assistant professor of
pediatrics at Harvard Medical School
and a specialist in nervous diseases
in children, will appear as feature
speaker.
On the same program Dr. Paul H.
Jordan of the Michigan Child Guid-
ance Institute will speak on "Per-
sonality Changes Occasioned by Cer-
ebral Accidents in Children, and
Their Management." Other speakers
are Dr. Max Peet of the University
Hospital, whose topic is "The Sur-
gical Aspect of Cerebral Accidents in
Children" and Dr. J. E. Kempf of the
University bacteriology department.
Speakers on the afternoon pro-
gram are: Dr. John H. Ferguson of
the pharmacology department, Miss
Betty Nims Erickson of Ann Arbor;
Dr. Ernest Watson of Detroit, Dr. L.
Dell Henry, Dr. Harry A. Towsley
and Dr. John J. Engelfried of the
pediatrics and infectious disease de-
partment; Dr. Mark Osterlin of
Traverse City, and Dr. George M.
Brown of Bay City.
Court Defends
Civil Liberties
Handbill Ordinances Held
Illegal In Three Cities
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22.-(P)-Re-
ferring to pamphlets as "historical
weapons in the defense of liberty,"
the Supreme Court today held un-
constitutional three city ordinances

restricting their distribution.
The opinion, written by Justice
Roberts, said the ordinances struck
"at the very heart of the Constitu-
tional guarantees. Justice McRey-
nolds dissented but did not appear
in court to deliver an opinion. Jus-
tice Butler, who died last week, had
not participated in the formulation of

Finance Chancellor
Tells Of War Cost
(By Associated Press)
Belligerent and neutral alike
counted fresh losses yesterday in
Europe's increasingly bitter sea war-
fare after Germany proclaimed swift
retaliation against Britain's unre-
stricted blockade of Nazi ports.
The day's sea toll, recorded also
during a day of increased aerial war-
fare and recriminations on both war-
ring sides, included:
The 1,335-ton British Destroyer
Gipsy, 17th vessel to run afoul of
mines and torpedoes off the British
coast within five days, hit a mine
Tuesday and was beached. Forty
men were missing and 21 were in-
jured ofrher normal crew of. 145.
The French announced the sinking
of two' German submarines by the
same torpedo boat within three days.
Intercepted Freighter
A British warship intercepted the
4,110-ton German freighter Bertha
Fisser off Iceland, picking up the
crew from lifeboats to which they
took after trying to scuttle the ship.
A Reykjavik, Iceland, dispatch in-
dicated the Nazi craft may have been
shelled.
The Germans declared 11 commer-
cial ships, eight of them British,
had failed to reach British ports
during the two weeks since Winston
Churchill on Nov. 8 declared Nazi
undersea a n d surface raiders
whipped.
The 6,660-ton Italian freighter
Fianona hit a mine off Britain Tues-
day night but still was afloat yes-
terday with her crew of 33 safe.
Private information received by
the Associated Press in New York in-
dicated the new 10,000-ton British,
cruiser Belfast had been damaged
slightly by a mine. The New York
Times said a torpedo fired by a
German* submarine, which slipped
into the Firth of Forth, damaged
the warship.
Justify Sea Warrfare
Nazi authorities j stfied their
conduct of sea warfare, declaring
Britain assumed responsibility by
putting shipping lanes under mili-
tary protection and introducing the
warship convoy system.
British Chancellor of the Exche-
quer Sir John Simon, appealing to
Britons for investment in new Na-
tional, Savings Certificates, said the
war was costing the British Govern-
ment at least £6,000,000 ($23,580,000)
a day.
The Brtish reported German
bombers hit and set afire a British
seaplane in a raid on the Shetland
Islands.
Correspondents with the British
Air Force in France reported Allied
planes shot down seven German
planes and that an eighth was
downed by anti-aircraft guns.
Storm Greets
Bear' Heading
Into Antarctic
BOSTON, Nov. 22.-(P)-Bucking
a foretaste of the storms she will
encounter in Polar seas, the 68-year-
old Barkentine Bear headed south-
ward tonight for the Antarctic after
slipping away from this port in a
swirling snowstorm, whipped up by
a stiff nor'easter.
Back in the service of the Navy
again for the first time since she
fought the Arctic ice floes in 1884 to
rescue survivors of the hapless Gree-
ly Expedition, the historic sealer, reve-
nue ship, and veteran of one other
Antarctic venture completed the fleet
for the Government's exploratory and
possibly land-claiming expedition to
the bottom of the world.

Three members of the expedition
received a lucky "break" when the
Bear anchored temporarily in the
outer harbor until the storm lessened.
Late in arriving, Leland Curtis of
Seattle, L. M. Berlin of Alaska, and
an unidentified man, were "taxied"

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Deer Hunters

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EscapeDeath
In Plane Crash
Rifle bullets in Michigan's 1939
deer hunt claimed their sixth human
life yesterday, but it remained for
Herman Rufus, of 2015 Pine Ridge
Road, to become the first air
casualty.
A two-seated plane piloted by
Rufus crashed Tuesday night near
Novi while he and Earl Adams of
Toledo, 0., were returning from a
hunting trip to Sault Ste. Marie.
State Police said Rufus was treated
for facial and scalp lacerations, but
Adams was uninjured.
Police said the plane had made
an emergency landing when the
gasoline supply was exhausted and
that it crashed while taking off after
refueling.
Two more deaths yesterday boost-
ed the total to six as the 16-day
season reached its halfway mark, ac-
cording to the Associated Press. Wil-
liam Sinclair, 43 years old, of De-
troit, died yesterday of wounds sus-
tained last Saturday when he was
accidentally shot by his brother, Gor-
don, 38 years old, also of Detroit,
while hunting near Newberry.
Special Carillon Program
Planned For Thanksgiving
A special Thanksgiving Day pro-
gram of compositions by Prof. Per-
rval Prints will ha oivann tha eoaril-.

Alumnus Burton K. Wheeler
Straddles Fence For Nomination

By LEONARD SCHLEIDER
Michigan alumnus Burton K.
Wheeler, '05, senior U.S. Senator
from Montana, last week shifted into
position as a possible compromise
Democratic candidate for the presi-
dency in 1940, in the opinion of poli-
tical observers.
In a speech at Baltimore, the vet-
eran Senator, who has alternated
between the anti-New Deal and pro-
Administration camps during the
past six years, appealed for the selec-
tion of a Democratic presidential
candidate "behind whom both the
party's embattled factions can
unite."
He praised President Roosevelt,
but said he was against "his meth-
ods." He said he agrees with the
President's "fundamental beliefs"
but feels that a third-term would be
a "mistake." This expression of
opinion, Washington experts say,
makes Senator Wheeler's ideal can-
didate no one but himself.
Senator Wheeler has in the past
,s4-f,. nr -.aim nrf.na t. Admin -

factions is sufficient to command
the support of each."
A few months ago the Montana
Senator revealed that representatives
of both the New Deal and the Gar-
ner-for-President movement had
asked him to be a vice-presidential
candidate on their respective tickets.
It is said that a Democratic con-
vention deadlock next year, in which
Rooseveltian and anti-New Deal
forces fight each other to a stand-
still, may find Wheeler a receptive
candidate.
Mr. Wheeler is now chairman of
the strategic Senate Interstate-Com-
merce Committee and recently con-
cluded an investigation of railroad
finances.
Born in Massachusetts of an old
Bay Bay family, Senator Wheeler
worked his way through Michigan.
Upon graduation from law school he
opened an office in Montana's boom-
ing copper-mining region. As a
State Senator Wheeler became the
bitter opponent of the Copper Trust.
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