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The Weather
Fair today and tomorrow;
continued cool today, somewhat
warmer tomorrow.


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The Landed Fourth Estate .,

Official Publication Of The Summer Session

VOL. XLV No. 26



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Ask Approval
For Building
Projects Here
President Roosevelt Must
Assent To Allocation Of
WPA Funds To U. Of M.
May Build Larger
Addition To Union
Would Construct Laundry,
Storehouse At Hospital;
Tower Request Dropped
Approval by President Roosevelt of
two WPA projects will mean a larger
addition to the Union than is now
planhed and an addition to the Uni-
versity Hospital laundry, it was
learned yesterday.
If the projects, which are included
in a list of 105 for the State of Mich-
igan, are approved, $246,487 will be
allotted by the government as a grant
for the Union addition, the total cost
of which was quoted as $547,748 at
the time the application was made.
The construction on the Union ad-
dition has already been started.
Represent 45 Per Cent
An allocation of $37,880 for a store-
house and laundry for the University
Hospital represents the second project
awaiting approval. The total cost of
this construction was previously esti-
mated at $84,178.
The grants for both projects rep-
resent 45 per cent of the total costs
qf these constructions.
Approval of the grant for the Union
addition would make possible the
erection of an addition much larger
than the one called for in the present
plans,dStanley Waltz, manager, said
Delay In obtaining approval of the
project caused Union officials to seek
funds from other sources in order to
build a smaller unit.
Woud Add 75 Rooms
If the grant is made, Mr. Waltz
said, the addition would be enlarged
to such an extent that 75 more rooms
would be provided. He added that
the walls of the basement are being
built in a manner that will allow for
further expansion.
E. C. Pardon, superintendent of
buildings and grounds, said that a
laundry addition would cost $60,-
000. A storehouse, costing $20,000
was built with WPA funds.
A third Ann Arbor project on the
list, a $58,500 grant for the Barton,
Memorial Tower, will not be used.
More than $35,000 toward its com-
pletion was secured by public sub-
scription and the tower is already
under construction.
'ThedOld Maid'
Is Attended By
Capacity House
An enthusiastic reception was giv-
en the opening of the Michigan Rep-
ertoy Players production of Zoe Ak-
in's Pulitzer Prize Play "The Old
Maid" last night at the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre by a capacity first-
night crowd.
Amongthose who attended were
Prof. Henry Sanders, chairman of
the speech department and his
daughter Catherine. Dr. Louis Hop-
kins, director of the Summer Ses-
sion and Prof. Louis Eich, secretary
of the Summer Session and Mrs.

Hopkins and Mrs. Eich were also
Prof. Preston Slosson, of the his-
tory department, Mrs. Slosson and
Professor Slosson's mother Mrs. Mae
Slosson were in attendance to see
their daughter Flora Mae in the role
of Tina.
Prof. Arnold White of the engi-
neering department and Mrs. White,
Mrs. Lucile Conger, excutive secre-
tary of the Alumnae Council, Mrs.
Ethel McCormick, social director of
the League and Prof. Herbert Ken-
yon of the Spanish department and
Kenyon were also seen.
Others present were Mr. and Mrs.
William Halstead and their son Wil-
liam Halstead of the speech depart-
ment. Prof. Avard Fairbanks of the
fine arts department and Mrs. Fair-
banks, whose son Justin was a mem-
ber of the cast, were also seen.
Students attending included Jac-
queline Kolle, Dorothy Gies, Edward

Students Speed 186,000 Miles
Per Second With Prof. Rufus

Imaginary Tour Through
Heavens Is Taken In
Summer Session Lecture
An audience of Summer Session
students, who nearly filled Natural
Science Auditorium, was taken on a
graphic trip from the sun to the in-
finitesimal distances of the heavens
yesterday by Prof. W. Carl Rufus
of theastronomy department in a
Summer Session lecture. His ad-
dress was entitled "A Voyage in
Spectacular in the graphic voyage
was the speed with which the group
travelled on light rays, their imag-
inary mode of transportation. It was
the maximum rate in the physical
universe, 186,000 miles a second. At
this speed, one may go seven times
around the earth in on second.
"In one and one-third seconds we
reach the moon, that cold, dark body
that shines only by reflected sun-
light," Professor Rufus said. "No
water, no atmosphere, no life, rug-
ged mountains and cliffs; and some
peaks 20,000 feet high."
Arrive On Sun
Eight and one-third minutes later
the party arrived on the sun (a tick-
et at three cents a mile would cost
$3,000,000). "The sun is a typical
yellow star, gaseous andself-lumin-
ous with a temperature of 6,000 de-
grees, providing heat and light for
the earth and other planets. It con-
trols the motions of the planets, hold-
ing them in their orbits, pulling on
the earth with an unseen force that
would require the full strength of ten i
million steel cables 93 million miles
long and each one a mile in diamet-
er," Professor Rufus explained.
Slides were utilized to describe all
the heavenly bodies discussed by the
Planets Described
Professor Rufus described the
planets of our solar system and took
the audience's imagination to a dis-
tance where neither the sun, nor the
Milky Way, with its 50 billion suns,
were visible.
The speaker explained the audi-
ence's "magic chariot," light, as the
"standard and the test of motion;
and the pure speed of light measures
(Continued on Page 3,
Students Will Inspect
University Observatory
The complete supply of permits
to visit the Observatory on either
tonight, Friday night or Saturday
night have been reserved, it was
announced yesterday by the Sum-
mer Session office.
Last night more than 75 stu-
dents of astronomy were visitors
at the Observatory.
Membersof the astronomy de-
partment faculty will direct
groups through the building, ex-
plaining the telescopes and seis-
mograph, which detects the extent
and proximity of earthquakes.
Observatory officials said yes-
terday that visitors would also be
given the opportunity to see the
moon through a telescope.
Modern Poets
Is Subject Of
Prof. Keniston
Visiting Professor From i
Chicago To Give Final
Lecture Of Week Today
Prof. Hayward Keniston of the Uni-
versity of Chicago will deliver the
final Summer Session lecture of this
week on "Modern Poets of Spain and

Spanish America" at 5 p.m. today in
Natural Science Auditorium.
Professor Keniston is a member of
the faculty of the Romance Lan-
guages department this summer.
Since he was graduated from Har-
vard University in 1904, Professor
Keniston has taught languages inter-
mittently at Colby College, Hotchkiss
School, Harvard and Cornell, where
he became dean of the graduate
school in 1923. Since he has served
as a professor of Spanish at the Uni-
versity of Chicago.
In 1910 he was assistant librarian
of the Hispanic Society of America,
and in 1918 he was speaker for the
Italian ministry of propaganda in
central Italy.
Professor Keniston is a member of

Senator Injured

Senator Vic Donahey of Ohio
(above) was seriously injured when
struck by a bolt of lightning while
on a fishing trip in Maryland, As-
sociated Press dispatches reported
last night.
Is Praised B
Group's Report
Crime Commission Finds
Very Favorable Results
Despite Many Handicaps
-A State crime commission report
made public here today by Gov. Frank
D. Fitzgerald commended Michigan's
parole system.
It said the parole department, al-
though under-staffed and meagerly
financed, is obtaining results that
compare favorably with those of
states which spend from two to six
times as much money as Michigan
on rehabilitation of former prisoners.
"This commission is of the opin-
ion," the report said, "that, compar-
ing the record of the Michigan ad-
ministration of paroles and the laws
governing it, with that of other states,
no emergency exists at this time re-
quiring immediate action."
The commission recommended - the
employment of a trained psychiatrist,
experienced in the observation and
treatment of criminals which, the
Governor said, already has been done.
It also recommended employment
of a. trained psychologist for each
State penal institution; employment
of three deputies to handle cases from
the three principal prisons; division
of the State into 20 parole districts;
coordination of the services of other
State departments and officials in the
administration of parole work, in-
cluding the State Police, department
of health, psychopathic hospitals,
prison wardens and prison medical
The report said the Governor has
authority to carry out the recom-
mendations without legisla'tive action.
The commisson's report cited the
case of Merton Goodrich, slayer of
a 12-year-old Detroit girl, as typical
of those which have aroused criticism
of the parole system.

14 Meet Death
As Boat Sinks
In LakeSquall
Sand Barge Plunges To
Bottom Near Chicago;
Most Of Crew Trapped
Seven Are lReseied
From Ship's Suction
Choppy Seas Tear Away
At Craft And Prohibit
Use Of The Life Boats
CHICAGO, July 29.-(P)--A wind
squall sent a big sand barge to the
bottom of Lake Michigan today with
her captain and 14 of her crew.
The snub nosed boat, "Motor Ship-
ment Material Service," lurched sud-
denly to port and sank like a stone
in the darkness of early morning al
mile off the South Chicago light- I
The craft went down in the choppy
waves so fast there was no time to
man the life boats.
Most of the crew was trapped
asleep in bunks below decks.
Those who were wakened by the
sudden plunge jumped from bed and
fought for places at the ladders lead-
ing to the decks.
Seven men survived the whirling
vortex of the wreck, after being
sucked down with the ship. They
were rescued by , coastguardsmen
called from the lighthouse.
Alfred Melby, a handyman, told a
graphic story of his rescue. He was
asleep when his bunk on the star-
board Side of the barge swung wildly
"I grabbed a life preserver," he
said, and "ran into a struggling group
of five or six men at the ladder which
leads up to the hatch. There was'a
lot of confusion as the men fought{
their way out of the hold. I was the
last one up.
"Clinging to my life preserver, I
ran out onto the deck. One end of
the boat was already under water. I1
ran to the other end with the rest of
the men, but before I could put on my
life preserver the boat sunk.
"The suction pulled me down. * * *
I could feel the cold lake water swal-!
low me and everything went black. I
clung to the life preserver with both
hands and I felt it lifting me to the
surface. It rose very rapidly; as I
came up, I heard voices crying "swim'
to shore."
Melby and his fellow survivors were
of little help to investigators who
sought the cause of the wreck to-
night. It was easy to explain the
sudden plunge, for the barge was
loaded with 2,500 tons of gravel, but
clues to a leak which apparently oc-
curred, were scanty.
Only one explanation was offered:

Evacuation Of Americans
In Madrid Given Setback
By Guarantee Failures
U.S. Cutter Is Sent
To New Danger Spot
Diplomatic Corps Cannot
Get Assurance Of Safe
Passage Of Train
WASHINGTON, July 29.-(P)--
Rescue plans for Americans in Ma-
drid were given a setback today by
the failure of the diplomatic corps
to obtain immediate Spanish gov-
ernment guarantees for the safe
passage of a special train to take
them to safety on the sea coast.
The American embassy reported to
the State Department that the pro-
posed evacuation, tentatively set for
tomorrow morning, was uncertain.
Indications were given that it could
not be'undertaken before Friday even
if the desired protection was forth-
Although Madrid was reported
quiet today, renewed official anxiety
arose here for the safety of approxi-
mately 300 American nationals now
believed to be in the Spanish capital,
the objective of rebel forces.
The United States coast guard cut-
ter Cayuga, upon which Ambassador
Claude G. Bowers has established a
"floating embassy," was dispatched,
meanwhile, to the rescue of Ameri-
cans in a potentially new danger spot
near Spain's northern coast.
Concerned over reports from Amer-
ican Consul William W. Corcoran, at
Vigo, that all communications had
been cut off with Ovido, where many
Americans live, the State Department
ordered the Cayuga to proceed to Gi-
jon, the nearest sea port, to investi-
gate their plight.
Ovido, the capital of the Province
of Austrias, is approximately 180
miles northeast of Vigo. Latest
records placed the number of Ameri-
cans in the Vigo- consulate district at
61, most of whom were believed to
be located in or near Ovido.
Corcoran began broadcasting by
radio today that all Americans in
Austrias could be evaculated by pro-
ceeding at once to Gijon, which is 15
miles from Ovido on the Bay of Bis-
cay. Efforts also were being made
to broadcast the same information
from Bilbao to the eastward.
Ambassador Bowers advised the
department by radio from the Cayuga
that the cutter steamed out of St.
Jean De Luz, France, at 10 a.m.,
Spanish time, today. The battleship
Oklahoma was believed to be in the
vicinity of Bilbao whence she could
steam to Gijon in a few hours if nec-
Delayed diplomatic advises dis-
patchd last night from Barcelona said
that labor groups were reported to
be taking control of factories there,
but the State Department received no
indication the plants operated there
by the Ford Motor Company and
General Motors Corporation were af-
Secretary Hull said at his press
conference that some Americans with
interests in Barcelona had called to
his attention the threat confronting
their property. He added that their
plight was receiving sympathetic
Lindy Awaits Chat
With Hitler, Tries
His Hand In Glider
BERLIN, July 29. - (P) - Col.
Charles A. Lindbergh, who may see
Adolf Hitler tomorrow, tried his hand
at gliding today.
"I enjoyed it hugely," said the flier,

after a sailplane had been placed at
his disposal during a visit to the
government school for gliders at
Rhinow, northwest of Berlin.
The long-awaited meeting between
the American visitor and the Reichs-
fuehrer and Chancellor, set original-
ly for tomorrow, remained uncertain.
Lindbergh planned to go to Dessau in

May Stand Aside

Sen. James Couzens of Michigan
(above) who stated yesterday that
he did not intend to compete with
Former Governor Wilber M. Bruck-
er for the Republican nomination
and would be content to stand aside
"if the people are dissatisfied with
my work."
Wallace Sees
Smallest Corn
Crop Since '81

Loyalists Concede Rebels
May Stand Long Siege;
House- Cleanin 1g Planned

Secretary Indicates


the barge might have been pitched
on a sand bar at that part of the lake
by the wind whipped waves. But the
boat's first mate, John M. Johnson,
said he felt no such shock.
Discovery of the log of Captain}
Charles D. Brown, Port Huron, Mich.
-Found by two boys along the South
Chicago shore while coast guardsmen
grappled the lake water in vain for
the bodies of the missing-only served
to heighten the puzzle.
The last entry was dated 12:59 a.m.,
a half hour before the wreck. It said
the barge, bound from Lockport, Ill.,
on the Chicago River to South Chi-
cago, was approaching the South
Chicago light and all was well.

Imports From Argentina
May Be Necessarys
WASHINGTON, July 29 - (A)-An
possibility that the nation may haven
the smallest corn crop since 1881d
was raised today by- Secretary Wal-
lace as the drought pushed the agri-t
cultfre department's price index ons
farm products to the highest levelr
since September, 1930.b
Wallace, commenting on crop con-
ditions at his first press conference2
since returning from a month's tourc
of the drought and other Mid-Westc
areas, said the corn outlook was byc
no means definite yet. But he and
others at the agriculture department
mentioned the possibility of a sizeable
corn imports from Argentina and
Drought reports gave rise to much
discussion of prices during the day.
The bureau of agricultural economicsi
reported the sharpest rise for a singlet
month since August, 1934, in thel
prices received by farmers, placing the4
level 15 per cent above the pre-war
An increase in the price of dairy x
products during the rest of the year,
partially as a result of the drought,1
was forecast in the department's mid-
summer diarying report.
Secretary Wallace, at his press con-
ference, insisted, however, that the
immediate effect of the dry spell on
food prices was "not as great as the
newspapers are leading the people to
He said the effect on meat prices
would not be felt for six months orI
more, and that there was no reason
for a rise in bread costs. The sec-
retary conceded there had been some
increase, though not much, in the
price of dairy products and vege-
Member Of Japanese
Navy Pays Visit Here
Lieut.-Com. M. Okamoto of the
Japanese Imperial Navy was in Ann
' Arbor yesterday as a guest of Pro-
fessors H. C. Adams and P. W. Wil-
son of the department of marine en-
gineering and naval architecture.
Lieutenant-Commander Okamoto
represents the navy of the Land of
the Rising Sun in this country and is
depnlH int tcrmastcrina ai- .e 1

Fascist Activity Charged
To Government Aides;
Women Are Arrested
Both Sides Babble
Of Gains At Front
Territory East Of Madrid
To The Seacoast Is Held
By Leftist Forces
MADRID, July 29.--(P)-The Re-
public tonight ordered a merciless
purge of enemies. Its government
and leftists guardedly admitted the
rebels without might be able to wage
a lengthened siege.
Army officers, officials, and even
women of prominence suspected of
fascist activity were among those ar-
Work of seizing educational insti-
tutions of Catholic churches was
There were the usual conflicting
claims of victory in battles both on
northern and southern fronts.
The government still held the ter-
ritory east from Madrid to the sea-
coast. Rebels retained Seville, Cor-
doba and Malaga to the south, and
Valladolid, Segovia and Zaragoza on
the north. San Sebastian and San-
tander were in loyalist hands.
But on all these fronts battles im-
Radio reports from Seville an-
nounced Gen. Francisco Franco, rev-
olutionary commander in chief, had
reached there from Morocco.
A loyalist submarine, with a crew
of 40, was reported sunk by rebel
bombs in a morning battle off Gibral-
tar. Another u-boat was believed
crippled in a second engagement. A
third of the loyalist flotilla escaped
Twelve rebel airmen were shot
down in their planes.
Loyalists claimed capture of La-
Linea and San Roque garrisons, in
the shadow of Gibraltar on the
south. Troops massed for attack at
Zaragoza on the north. The govern-
ment still held the Quadarramna
mountain passes which protect Ma-
There was a new formation of
troops to besiege Sevill and Cordoba,
southern rebel strongholds. Asturian
miners armed with dynamite bom-
barded insurgent barracks at Ovideo.
Rebel reinforcements sped toward
Zaragoza, ordered to oppose the on-
coming loyalists, and to cut off Ma-
drid's land connections with Bar-
celona. This would sever the two
principal fortresses of the liberals.
Rebel Seaplanes Sink
Loyalist Submarine
GIBRALTAR, July 29.-W)-:-Span-
ish rebel seaplanes battling loyalist
submarines tonight were believed to
have sunk one U-boat, with a crew of
40, and to have disabled another.
The C-3 was bombarded and dis-
appeared in apparent distress six
miles east of here.
Later two additional U-Boats ap-
peared. One of them, objective of a
rebel seaplane, submerged immedi-
ately. It appeared in difficulty, bath-
ers on the eastern shores said.
Louis Francis, Gibraltar resident,
who watched the second encounter
said one bomb struck the submarine
near its perioscope and he believed it
heavily damaged.
Two Faculty Men
Address Sheriffs
DETROIT, July 29.-(')-Two
staff members of the University of
Michigan's recently formed "crime
laboratory" told members of the
Michigan Sheriffs' Association to-

night that science can help solve and
prevent crime.
Speaking at the concluding session
of the association's convention, Dr.
John Bugher, assistant professor of
pathology at the University of Mich-
igan, said that medico-legal autopsies
can not only uncover causes of death
but supply evidence pointing to the
character of an assailant in a homi-

'Cruelty And Horror' Used By
Italy In Africa, Observer Says!

"Unspeakable cruelty and horror"+
were employed by Italy in its subju-
gation of Ethiopia, said John H. Spen-
cer of Grinnell, Ia., youthful advisor
on international law to the Ethiopian
ministry of foreign affairs, who yes-
terday passed through Ann Arbor en
route to his home in Iowa.
Mr. Spencer asserted that Italy
continually violated rules of interna-
tional law when it discovered that no
headway could be made by employing
legal methods of warfare. "Through-
out the war Italy never ceased to
bombard the civilian population and
never hesitated to fire upon an unpro-
tected town," he added.
"The turning point of the war came
when the Italians resorted to the use
of mnstad a . Thev used it in

October. Professor Hodges stated atI
the time that although he did not,
think the use of poison gases in gen-
eral wouldube of great tactical value
in the Ethiopian campaign, he was of
the opinion that mustard gas might
be used to advantage because it va-
porizes very slowly and because it
cannot be successfully combatted by
means of gas masks.
Emperor Haile Selassie was held
in high regard by Mr. Spencer, who
accompanied the Lion of Judah to
London after the capture of Addis
Ababa, and later to Geneva.
"He was a worthy man for the post
of emperor," Mr. Spencer said. "He
is a courageous person who would
fire on an enemy plane with absolute
disregard for any danger that he
miot nrnie untv lro woon. mn-n

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