Fair and cooler today.
VOL. L. No. 7 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, OCT. 1, 1939
eutralityill State Defeats Wayne, 16-0, Ir ving Pond Ciano
Na eci y But Looks Very, Very Bad Dies Suddenly HieT
'Cash-Carry' S artan C Griders And Band Are Both Disapointing In Washington For M eeting W ith
As let artrsReove NneMSC Fumbles sF rMe
And War Headlines .. .
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Senators Would Eliminate
90-Day Credit Provision
For Belligerent Nations
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.-(JP)-
Indications of strong opposition to
allowing warring nations to make
purchases here on any credit terms
whatsoever led to talk among some
Administration Senators tonight of
changing the neutrality bill to a strict
"cash and carry" measure.
Senator Minton (Dem., Ind.) the
majority whip and one of the lead-
ers in the fight for the Administra-
tion program, told reporters he
NEW YORK, Sept. 30.-V(JP)-
The stock market wound up the
week today with a broad rally in
the "war infant" shares which
spread to other sections of tle
list, more than wiping out the
attrition of five preeding days
of irregular or declining prices.
The upsurge began with the
opening and continued through-
out the short session, with leaders.
at their best, up . fractions to
around 5 points, at the finish.
Business was active for a Satur-
day and transfers totaled 843,340
shares compared with 562,460 a
thought it might be advisable to. elim-
inate the 90-day credit provision and
require strict cash payments.
"It would make it much easier to
pass the bill," he asserted. "We will
be back here in January, and if the
cash provision is found unworkable
we can change it."
FDR Wins Victory
As reported by the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee, the measure
By PAUL CHANDLER
EAST LANSING, Oct. 1.-Many
3ruel remarks are being shoved in
the way of Michigan State College
by Ann Arbor citizens today, just
because the boys who wear the green
and white football suits looked very,
very bad in giving Wayne University
a 16-0 beating Saturday afternoon.
That is unfair. State has many
virtues: for example:
(1) They have a brave football
team. It was announced definitely
Saturday that Michigan State will
not cancel their football engagement
with Fritz Crisler's Wolverines here
next week, despite the unfortunate
tea party with Wayne.
(2) Michigan State loves little
children and Boy Scouts. Both were
admitted to see Saturday's game
(3) Large crowds come to watch
CharleyhBachman's eleven sport
about the green turf. There were
23,000 persons in the stands Satur-
day. (Editor's Note-It is not true
that 20,000 of them were little chil-
dren and Boy Scouts.)
(4) The Michigan State coaches
are warm hearted. They allowed the
Boy Scoits . to build tents on their
practice field. It is.reliably reported
that. one State coach when asked if
he would approve placing the tents
there replied,, "Sure, go ahead, we
don't need the practice."
(5) Michigan State did not allow
any cows to wander on the gridiron
during the game.
(6) There are a large number of
freshmen in East Lansing, distin-
guishable from other students by the
little green pot hats which they wear.
Michigan State school officials are
quite proud of the fact that there are
more of these green-pot-wearing-'
freshmen in East Lansing than in
(7) Michigan State musicians are
courteous. They allowed the Wayne
band to steal the show Saturday.
(8) Michigan State football play-
ers are also courteous. They fumbled
10 times Saturday and let Wayne re-
cover the ball 9 times.
(9) The football suits of Michigan
State shone more beautifully in the
afternoon sun than did those of
(10) Michigan State spectators are
intelligent. When they talked among
themselves about the Michigan game
next week, the words were uttered
only in guarded whispers, if at all.
We cite these compliments only in
fairness to that college whose campus
lies near the office of Gov. Luren D.
To these things we should add that
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edits on purchasesin
tes, would require that
belligerents be carried
an ships and would
President to designate
n which American ves-
is could not travel.
government failed to
chases within 90 days,
quired to pay cash for
,es until the debt was
Consumers' Officials And'
CIO Chief tians Confer,
To Report On Progress
DETROIT, Sept. 30.-UP)-Negotia-
tions seeking settlement ,f the eight- I
day-old Consumer Power Co. strike
resumed today under direction of the
State Labor Mediation Board.
A. C. Lappin, Detroit member of
the State Board, presided at the
meeting, which was adjourned yes-
terday to permit company officials
and representatives of the CIO-utility
workers organizing committee to com-
pile information needed at the con-
TheCIO union struck to force an
agreement providing grievance ma-
chinery which would function until
the National Labor Relations Board
determines whether the UWOC or the
Labor Relations Board determines
whether the UWOC or the AFL-In-
ternational Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers should bargain for consumer
workers. A run-off election ordered
by the NLRB was enjoined by the
AFL union when the board eliminat-
ed it from the ballot because it had
finished second to the- CIO Union
in the original election.
Three hours of conference between
Consumers Power Company officials
and CIO leaders produced further
"progress" reports today in the efforts
at strike settlement.
Negotiations will resume at 10:30
While union and company officials
were silent, A. C. Lappin of the State
Labor Mediation Board said progress
had been made._
Phil Westbrook Announces
Shift Of Committeemen
Hoover, Paner, Rockwell
Three changes have been made in
the personnel for the coming year of
tieexecutive council of Congress, in-.
dependent men's organization, Phil'
Westbrook, '40, president, said yes-
Jack Hoover, '40, formerly chair-1
man of the activities committee, has
been named executive secretary in
charge of organizations. Dave Panar,
'41E, has taken over Hoover's posi-
tion on the activities committee. Bill
Rockwell, '41, formerly chairman of
the publicity committee, is now head
of the student welfare committee.
Panar is the only new man on the
Among other duties, Panar will
take over the administration of Con-
gress' Booster Card plan, designed to
afford students and faculty members
special discounts on personal services
and men's clothing and furnishings.
Response during the first two
weeks of Booster Card Sales has been
encouraging, Panar reports, and the
Congress office, Room 306 of the
Union, will be open from 2 p.m. to 4
p.m. each afternoon this week for the
convenience of those who have not
yet purchased their cards.
Selling at 50 cents each, the cards
entitle holders to a 30 per cent dis-
count on cleaning and pressing
charges, and a 10 per cent discount
on shoe repairing and men's colth-
ing and furnishings.
Alumnus Designed Union
And League Building;
Was 82 Years Of Age
As Fine Athlete
Irving K. Pond, the man who de-
signed the Union and League build-
ings and a distinguished graduate of
the University, died suddenly in
Washington, D.C. at the age of 82
Funeral services were held in
Washington on Saturday. The ashes
were brought to Ann Arbor, his birth-
Mr. Pond, a resident of Chicago'
since his graduation in 1879, was a
frequent visitor to Ann Arbor.dHe
was here only last summer as a dele-
gate to the convention of the Circus
Fans of America.
Held Two Degrees
He held two honorary degrees from
the University: a master of arts in
1911 and a doctor of architecture in
1930.. He was born May 1, 1857, a
son of Elihu and Mary Allen Pond.
After graduation he was associated'
with his brother, the late Allen Pond,
also a Michigan alumnus, in the
firm of Pond & Pond of Chicago.
This firm served as architects for
Hull House, Chicago Commons, the
Federal building in Kankakee, Ill
and memorial union buildings at
Purdue University, Michigan State
College, and University of Kansas.
A past president of theAmerican
Institute of Architects, Mr. Pond was.
a frequent contributor to magazines
on architectural and similar subjects.
He was a member of several profes-
Aional organizations in the United
States and abroad.
His wife, the formerKatharine L.
de Nancrede, of Ann Arbor, died in
Ciano Due Tonight
In his undergraduate days, Mr.
Pond enjoyed a reputation as a fine,
athlete. He had the distinction of
scoring the first Intercollegiate touch-
down ever made west of the Alle-
ghenies. Playing with the Michigan
team against Racine college, May
30, 1879, in the old White Stockings
park in Chicago, he ran up on the
bleachers, jumped over his opponent's
heads and scored the touchdown.
Even in his later years he regularly
executed calisthenics and other ex-
ercises, and as recently as 1937 did
handsprings and back flips to the
astonishment of his friends.
He represented the American Insti-
tute of Architects and the United
States government at the Interna-
tional Congress of Architects in Rome
and Venice in 1911.
Freshman Round - Table
Hears Prof. Van Duren
A university education should train
one to be a leader in public life, Prof.
Arthur Van Duren of the German
department said yesterday at the
Freshman Round-Table discussion in
Speaking on the subject "For What
Are We Educated?" Professor Van
Duren lamented that so many stu-
dents consider literary education
only a preamble to their training in
a professional school. "A lawyer is
not practicing his profession 24 hours
a day," he stated. "He must also
live in a community and be a leader
of the 88 or 89 per cent who do not
go to college. To do this he should
acquire in college the ability to an-
swer questions on a strictly rational
basis. Every and any course taken
in college will help."
"If there is any hope for the fu-
ture, it must lie in the people who see
problems clearly and can assume the
responsibility for the future of our
country. That, I think, is the thing
for which we are educated. The
great purpose of education is to learn
to think clearly and logically upon
the problems which are placed before
us," he said.
Officials To Ask
University officials decided Satur-
day to ask for a 30-day extension of
time on the Health Service PWA
building project, just in case the con-
struction is not completed by the
original scheduled date, Jan. 17.
The request for the extension was
planned after receipt of a telegram
from Col. E. W. Clark, acting admin-
istrator of the Public Works Admin-
istration, warning that the workamust
be speeded up if government aid is
to be retained.
It is expected that the request for
extension will be submitted to the
Board of Regents for their approval
at their regular meeting Oct. 7.
Although the project is moving be-
hind schedule, building officials have
estimated that it is about 44 per cent
completed, and will probably be fin-
ished by the original date. One of
the factors which has been cited as
causing serious delays is the discovery
that unstable soil on the" Twelfth" St.'
site made it necessary to drive steel
and concrete piles into the ground.
First work on the project started
Dec. 5, 1938.
Read To Give
bor Pit'tman, (Dem., Nev.),
an of the Foreign Relations
ttee, who filed a majority
tee report on the measure to-
ntended this credit restriction
ntamount to cash.
as apparent, however, that
enators were ready to dispute
the long-awaited Senate de-
hich will begin Monday with
ress by Pittman and a reply by
r Borah (Rep., Ida.) ranking
y member of the Foreign Re-
Credit Section Target.
One oppositionist, whio asked an-
onymity, said that foes of the bill
might shift the main thrust of their
attack from the embargo repeal to
the credit provisions. He said that
a strict requirement for cash pay-
ments probably would have more pop-
ular appeal than proposals to con-
tinue the existing arms embargo,
which forbids the shipment of Ameri-
can armaments to belligerents.
Administration leaders predicted a
final vote within three weeks and pre-
dicted at least 65 Senate votes for
their program. Opposition forces re-
iterated that there would be no fili-
buster, but declined to forecast when
a vote might be taken.
There was talk that a "gentleman's
agreement" might be sought for a
vote the last week in October, but
some senators on both sides said such
an agreement would be impractical.
As to the Administration's claims
of prospective votes for the measure,
an opposition strategist conceded
that a current checkup showed a
maximum of 35 votes against the bill,
but added that developments abroad
and the Senate debate might change
the situation materially.
Kuhn Stays In Jail
As Bail Increases
NEW YORK. Sept. 30.-(P)-Fritz
Attorney General To Tell
Findings To Governor
Tomorrow Or Tuesday
LANSING, Mich., Sept. 30.-(P)-
Returning today from a four-day in-
vestigation of a recent break by four
inmates from the Michigan branch
prison at Marquette, Attorney Gen-
eral Thomas Read said he would
make a formal report and recom-
mendations to Governor Dickinson
Monday or Tuesday.
Read refused to reveal his findings
before that time, but he declared in-
formally that his investigations
showed there had been negligence in
searching cell blocks for hidden
weapons and in not protecting the
classification building against escape
Four prisoners seized Warden Mar-
vin L.'Coon, his deputy and two mem-
bers of the State Parole Board and
took them with them on their flight.
The officials were holding parole
hearings in the classification build-
ing when the plot materialized. Read
said it was not constructed or pro-
tected to prevent such an eventu-
The Attorney General said he per-
sonally felt that Coon had followed
the best policy in instructing prison
guards and State Police not to fire
upon the fleeing party.
Political circles have reported that
Read will recommend the removal of
Coon, a Democratic holdover ap-
To Meet Monday
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30. -(P)-
The Supreme Court will start on
Monday another historic term in its
Outstanding litigation pending in-
volves interpretation of the Federal
Anti-Trust Laws and the National
Labor Relations Act.
These cases are considered the most
important among the more than 400
appeals that have accumulated since
the tribunal adjourned for the sum-
mer on June 5.
The list of outstanding contro-
versies is smaller than it has been
in recent years. This is due to the
fact that the Court already has
passed on most of the New Deal leg-
islation. It is generally expected,
however, that a test case of the con-
stitutionality of the Wage-Hour Law
German Subs To Regard
All Vessels As Warships
LONDON, Sept. 30.- (A) -The
British admiralty said tonight the
German radio had broadcast an an-
nounicement that Germany now would
consider every vessel of the British
merchant navy as a "warship."
The Admiralty said it interpreted
this as a possible indication of "an
immediate change of policy in Ger-
man submarine warfare."
An announcement by the British'
ministry of information said:
"The following message has been
promulgated to all British merchant
ships by the Admiralty:
"'The following has been. received
by German broadcast this evening:
"Several German submarines have
been attacked by British merchant
ships in the past few days.
"'Hitherto, the German wireless as-
serts 'German submarines have ob-
served international laws by always
warning merchant ships before at-
tacking them. Now, however, Ger-
many will have to retaliate by re-
garding every vessel of the British
merchant navy as a warship.' !
"'While the above of course is en-
tirely untrue, it may indicate an im-
mediate change of policy in German
submarine warfare and you should
be prepared to meet it."'
British Not Surprised
I At Turkish Attitude
Germans Announce Intention of Sinking
Merchant Ships Without Warning;
British Planes Downed
(By A8sociated Press)
BERLIN-Adolf Hitler arranges consultation with Italian Foreign
Minister, Count Galeazzo Ciano, calls Reichstag to meet next week; official
news agency says seven British, one French plane downed in two air battles.
WASHINGTON-Opposition arises to 90-day credit provision in Admin-
istration Neutrality Bill; Senators say may shelve clause for strict "cash and
LONDON-Air ministry announces British planes fight Germans over
enemy territory, "some" casualties result; Britain's soldiers, sailors and
statesmen work at war from North Sea to Dardanelles.
ROME-Ciano leaves suddenly for Berlin; government imposes new
taxes on property and business.
PARIS-French high command reports artillery duel on Moselle River,
also aerial activity; French army, navy and air commanders meet Premier
Daladier for review wpr's first four weeks; Polish government without a
country established as Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz takes presidency vacated by
SUBOTICA, Yugoslavia-Dr. Ignace Moscicki arrives from Rumania
en route to France.
MOSCOW-Soviet ' Russia's shadow over Balkans thrown in sharper
relief as Russia awaits arrival of Rumania's foreign minister for discussions.
BUDAPEST-Dispatches from Balkan capitals indicate Soviet Russia
moves in apparent plan to neutralize Black Sea area.
ANKARA, Turkey--Turkey ready to cancel mutual assistance obliga-
tions to France and Britain if they fight Soviet Russia, reports say.
CASTEL GANDOLFO-Pope Pius XII expresses hope religious freedom
may survive in dismembered Poland.
PANAMA-American republics plan for strengthened economic front
against European war.
Ciano To -Arrive
Tonight For Parley
(By Associated Prss)
Italy's foreign minister sped
French artillery men- fought a c
along the Moselle River.
The diplomats took the headl
from the generals with these top
1. Adolf Hitler called his Reich
to meet "in the coming week"
arranged the conference with CC
Galeazzo Ciano, Italian foreign r
ister and son-in-law of Premier M
2. Ciano hurriedly left Rome
Berlin amid predictions of an e
move in the German-Russian pE
gestures toward Britain and Fra
3. A Polish "government in ex
was formed in Paris immediately
the resignation of Poland's Presid
Ignace Moscicki, who had been
terned in Rumania.
Western Front Lively
4. Soviet Russia, successful in
gotiating pacts with Germany
Ilittle Estonia, awaited the arriva
Rumania's foreign minister.
Ciano was due in Berlin early
night. He was invited to Berli
the heels of the arrival from 1
cow of the German Foreign Min
Joachim von Ribbentrop, who ni
tiated the German-Russian p
Informed sources said Hitler w
tell the Reichstag about the fu
relations on Germany and Russ
In Paris, the announcement of
resignation of President Mosc
rwas made by the Polish legation
shortly afterwards Wladyslaw R
kiewicz, former president of the
lish senate, took the oath of o
as President of Poland.
Last night Moscicki left Rum
for France, his freedom appare
being obtained after his resigna
Briefly worded announcem
from the British, French and
man authorities told of artillery
aerial action on the Western F
during the day,
The French high command c
munique indicated fighting was
f ined to artillery exchanges "in
region immediately to the east of
bail originally $5000 but raised ye
The Germans usually have
little about developments on the'
tern Front but their commur
also reported "a little livelier arti
activity." The precise sector
snot disclosed at Berlin.
e Theschief development in the
- was the British air ministry's
s nouncement that British planes
r. engaged in an air battle over ei
1,LCbA FJ ,'-AL AZL" -- I
Faculty Member Tells Of Race
Against Time To Port Of Safety
By CARL PETERSEN
The story of a hectic dash for
transatlantic passage which took him
and two other faculty members over+
200 miles through France, Belgium
and Holland by taxicab was told last.
night by Prof. Charles E. Koella of
the romance languages department
who returned to Ann Arbor yesterday
from a three-month "vacation", in
Accompanied by his wife, Professor
Koella arrived in Boulogne, France
from Switzerland Sept. 2, expecting
to make contact with the Holland-
American line "Westernland." There
they met Mr. James C. O'Niell of
the romance languages department
and Miss Helen Hall of the Institute
of Fine Arts who were also seeking
passage on the liner. Taken by ten-
der to the "Westernland," the quar-
tet was denied passage because of
On Sept. 14 the party was again
forced to take to taxicab for the trip
from Antwerp to Rotterdam but up-
on its arrival there found the sail-
ing time delayed since the "Niew
Amsterdam," of the Holland-Ameri-
can line, had been held up by British
authorities for inspection in the
Downs. A strike of Dutch seamen
for higher wages and guarantees of
security for their families in case of
disaster at sea further held up sail-
ing and the ship did not leave Hol-
land until Sept., 22. After a jittery
voyage from Rotterdameto South-
ampton through mine-infested wat-
ers the liner sailed for the United
States with 1,200 passengers, mostly
In regard to the European situation'
at that time, Professor Koella said
that there was a powerful feeling
among the people of Europe for peace.
By FRED VANDERSCHMIDT
LONDON, Sept. 30.-(P)-Beneath
the deceptive tranquility of an au-
tumn weekend, Britains soldiers, sail-
ors and statemen worked at war to-
night from the North Sea to the Dar-
Millions, bored by sandbags and
blackouts, knocked off work early just
as always, and headed for the coun-
try. They were cheered by news-
paper headlines which told them
"Anglo-Turkish pact is ready," and
by repeated authorized assurances
that the Russian-German agreement
on Poland and a dictated peace
"changes nothing for England."'
War held nothing of the thrill of
the fleeting "peace in our time" which
Prime Minister Chamberlain brought
home from Munich just one year ago
But a steady procession of grey-
c 1 a d, troop - jammed transports
steamed to France. The might of the
fleet held Gemany in a tightening
blockade. Royal airforce bomber
Grand Central Station
Bomb Alarm Is False
NEW YORK, Sept. 30.-(P)-The
"bombing" of Grand Central Station
over the Siegfried line
with photographers and mapmakers
Whitehall threw all the power of itz
secret diplomacy into the tug-of-wa
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