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Aiiswcr To The
COnstitutional Democrats...

Official Publication Of The Summer Session


Gov. Brucker
Hits Couzens
In Local Talk
Senatorial Candidate Flays
Incumbent For Leanings
Toward New Deal
Charges Opponent
RefusedParty Aid
Brucker-For-Senator Unit
Is Organized Here By
County Supporters

Graduate Student Announces
Candidacy For State Senator

Edward H. Litchfield Runs
In Fifth District, Detroit,
On Democratic Ticket
Edward H. Litchfield, candidate for
a Ph.D. degree in the political science
department, this week announced his
entrance into the race for the Demo-
cratic nomination to the State Sen-
ate from the Fifth district in De-
A former Varsity debater, and win-1
t ner of the National Intercollegiate
Individual Speaking Contest in his
senior year, Litchfield has been pro-
minent in student liberal activities.
He was chairman ofthe annual
Spring Parley in his junior year, and
was elected chairman of the J-Hop.
He is president of the campus chap-
far of alta 1ziarma ~h naionlfr

.iter ofu ea igma Ro, nationa for-
Former Gov. Wilber M. Brucker, ensiv society, and has the distinction
candidate for the Republican Sena- of having been the first freshman
torial nomination, addressed Wash- to be chosen for the varsity debating
tenaw county supporters yesterday at team.
a luncheon in the Michigan Union In his campaign, Litchfield is work-
which resulted in the formation of ming in behalf of two reforms: civil
service and social security. He has
a Brucker-for-Senator organization been active in supporting the bill
in this county. ( which the Civil Service Study Com-
Speaking here on his way to Hills- mission has framed here under the
dale where he made another cam- direction of Prof. James K. Pollock,
paign speech last night, the former and pledges himself to assist in its
state executive told his audience that passage and in its later fulfillment.
the "Republican defeatist attitude" In the past several years, he has
was deid, and that gamblers were addressed numerous local groups on
now betting even money on the out- behalf of social security legislation,
come of national elections since the the second of the measures to which
national convention at Cleveland. he pledges himself.
"Landon has taken hold," he told "Civil Service and Social Security
his audience, "and he's been well go hand in hand," he stated yester-
managed." He praised the presiden- day.
tial nominee for his "courageous tele- "The administration of an adequate
gram to the national convention," and social security program absolutely re-
for his "frank and sincere reply to quires efficient and competent state
the heckling of Norman Thomas" on employees. Civil Service will find its
the Republican labor plank. greatest fruition in the field of such
Ohl aepuba darladedank. ndifficult governmental problams as
Only after he had lauded Landon exist in social security. I consider
did Brucker mention his own ca myself enlisted in the interests of
paign for nomination against Sen- both."
ator James Couzens, with a vigorous
attack against the incumbent Sen- riI
atar and the New Deal Brucker rid In Old
charged that he stood for. Bg
CouldsApproved By Farley Form MTle He
"I would like to call attention to Ovvii e ie
the fact that Couzens is enough of a
New Dealer to get Jim Farley's-and Beats Senators
that means Roosevelt's-stamp of ap-
proval," he told his listeners. "How
can Michigan Republicans present a'Tigers Return To 4th Place
united front to Roosevelt and the
New Deal and have at the head of By Downing Washington;
their ticket a New Dealer? R gl Goslin Star
"When Senator Arthur H. Vanden- _______
berg was having a hard fight for
re-election in 1934, the organization DETROIT, July 31. -(-A)-Tommy
asked for all the help it could get Bridges, knocked from the box in his
for him, and Couzens refused point two previous starts, returned to form
blank, saying, 'I have no responsibility today and pitched the Tigers back
to the Republican Party.' into the first division with an 8 to 2
"And do you realize that in the
Senate now, every time that Couzens victory over the Washington Sen-
votes 'yes' and Vandenberg votes ators.
'no,' that cancels Vandenberg's vote, Bridges scattered eight hits, while
so that Michigan has been without his mates pounded Buck Newsom for
representation in the Senate for the 13. Billy Rogell, who seemed mired
last four years? That's why Roose- hopelessly in a batting slump until
velt is so interested in the Michigan yesterday, had his second three-hit
senatorial contest. day in succession while Goose Goslin
Has Spoken Only Once also contributed three safeties.
"In his present primary campaign The Tigers scored in the first in-
for the United States Senate Couz- ning on a double by Gehringer and a
ens has made just one speech, and single by Goslin. They got two more
that when a club invited him to. In runs in the second. Rogell singled
that ne asserted that the Federal and Hayworth doubled. Rogell scored
government had put up 70 cents of on Bridges' infield out, and Hayworth
every relief dollar spent in Michigan. counted on Walker's double.
I'm sick of that talk. The Senators got a run in the thid
"That 70 cents that the Federal inning when Chapman walked and
government puts up is paid by the Lewis doubled, but the Tigers came
taxpayers of Michigan, and millions back with two more runs in the fifth.
of dollars more, too. The door tax- Walker got his second double and
payers of Michigan right now pay scored when Johnny Stone threw
more taxes than 15 southern states wildly trying to catch him at second.
put together, and that money is spent Burns singled, and reached third on
elsewhere. Goslin's single, but was run down be-
"It's time that we put a stop to tween third and home on Simmons'
this boondoggling spending, and infield smash. Goslin rode home on
adopt the real Republican creed of Owens' single.
millions for honest relief but not one The Senators got their second run
cent 'for foolish waste." He pointed in the sixth, when Joe Kuhel hit a
to an example in a 'Copper Country homer into the upper right field
county he had visited in his swing stands, but the Tigers closed their
through the Upper Peninsula, where scoring with a burst of three runs in
$2.000,000 are being spent to move the the seventh. Burns walked, took
(Continued on Page 3 third on Goslin's single and again
was run down trying to score when
Nine Bodies Found Simmons hit to Newsom. Owen
singled, scoring Goslin and Simmons,
In Lake Tragedy and came on home himself when
th bl llal d b tP~ Cha mn'


Union Gives Regular
Weekly Dance Tonight
The regular Saturday night
dance of the League will be held
from 9 p.m. to midnight today in
the Union ballroom.
This is the second week-end of
the Summer Session that the reg-
ular dances are being held at the
Union. Last summer, dances were
held at both the League and the
Union while this season the two
ballrooms are being used alter-
natively. Elva Pascoe is in charge
of the affair.
Students to assist at the dance
are Adeline Alley, Jean Braid-
wood, Miriam Carey, Harriet
Cochran, Thelma Cooper, Helen
Didock, Edith Forsythe, Marian
Haines, Katherine Marie Hall,
Hope Hartwig, Jeanne Holleybeck,
Alice Humbert, Marjorie Jackson,
Marjorie Mackintosh.
Arlene Milligan, Betty Jean
Pence, Eleanor Reed, Emmaj
Schmidt, Helen Siefle, Lillian1
Sodt, Frances Thornton, Ona
Thornton and Mary Tumlin.
The two dances next week-end
will be held in the League ball-
Germany Plays
Host To World
As Games Open
Pre-Olympiad Conference
Closes With Award Of:
1940 Classic To Japan
BERLIN, July 31.-(IP)-Tokio's
victory over Helsingfors in an excit-
ing contest for the award of the 1940
Olympics today climaxed a rapid flow
of events prefacing the spectacularly-
planned program opening the games
of the eleventh Olympiad at the
Reich sportsfield tomorrow.
While dress rehearsals paved the
way for the world's biggest and most
elaborately staged sports show, the
frock-coated diplomats of the Inter-
national Olympic Committee decided
the next games would go half-way
around the world four years hence,
voting 36 to 27 in Japan's favor on a
secret ballot.
The spirited two-day debate and
electioneering, marked by a Finnish
appeal to return the classic to "Spar-
tan simplicity" ended in a much more
decisive vote than had been expected.
The United States delegates, Wil-
liam May Garland, of Los Angeles,
and Avery Brundage, of Chicago, to-
gether with a virtually solid block of
North and South American countries
plus British Empire support helped
clinch the decision for the Japanese
under extraordinary circumstances.
The sideshow aspects and the ex-
pressed fears of many athletic chief-
tians that the games were getting
"out of hand" as well as topheavy,
divided nationalities into two dis-
tinct camps.
Thus Finland acquired support not
only from sources disturbed by such
ceremonial pomp as the Berlin games
are witnessing but also from Europ-
eans motivated by political or ec-
onomic reasons.
The glamour, as well as the prac-
tical terms of Japan's offer, however,
outweighed other considerations.

Pollock Hits
Practices Of
State Payroll
Preliminary Report Shows
Embezzlement Possible
In Present $,t-Up
Timiekeeping Caled
Loose Procedure
Payrolls Are Padded With
Names Of Non-Existent
Persons, Professor Says
Payroll padding, embezzlement by
the use of pay checks issued to ficti-
tious employes, even if not practised
on a wide scale, is continuously pos-
sible in the state government because
of inadequate timekeeping and pay-j
roll procedure, Prof. James K. Pol-I
Slock's State Civil Service Study Com-
mission revealed yesterday in a pre-
liminary report.
"Timekeeping procedure in the
state government is largely non-exist-t
ent, except in the case of hourly and
daily wage workers," the commissionj
reported, "and in most cases pay-;
rolls are copied from the last pre-
vious roll, subject to such changes as
are verbally reported by the agency1
head, with all employes being cred-
ited for ful time work."
Some Agencies Approved 1
The report issued by the commis-f
sion said that some agencies keepc
time records, posted from attendance
reports and one or two use time(
The preliminary report of the1
commission said:
...All payrolls are prepared by
the individual agencies and then sent
via the accounting division of the
State Administrative Board to the,
Auditor-General for payment. Thej
Auditor-General merely checks the
footings and extensions on each roll,
and then proceeds to pay them, feel-;
ing or having no responsibility for
seeing that the persons shown weres
actually employed and at the ratesi
"In the case of all of the depart-
ments and one or two institutions, he
draws individual checks in favor of
each employe and sends them to the'
department for distribution. In the'
case of the rest of the institutions,
he draws one check covering the total
of each roll in favor of the institu-
tions bank account. The institution
then pays its employes with its own
checks, after making deductions for
insurance premiums, commissary
purchases, etc. All departments and
one or two institutions pay salaried
employes semi-monthly; the rest of
the institutions pay monthly.
Looser Procedure Impossible
"Looser procedure than this could
hardly be devised. Most employes are
paid straight salaries, whether they
work or not, so long as their dis-
missal has not been ordered. In many
agencies it would be easily possible
for a discharged employe to continue
to draw pay indefinitely if the agency
head forgot to tell the payroll clerk
to drop the employe's name.
"Since there is no form of check
upon the departments and institu-
tions, payrolls could be padded at will
with the names of non-existent per-
sons. Several cases of embezzlement
by payroll padding have been dis-
!Contlnued from Page 1)

NYA Salaries
Are Assured
For '36-37
Final Specifications Not
Yet Received; Program
Likely To BeUnchanged
Sociailly Desirable
Work IsSpecified
Prospective Supervisors Of
Projects Are Urged To
Submit Plans Early
President Alexander G. Ruthven
has been unofficially notified that the
National Youth Administration will
continue part-time student employ-
ment during the 1936-37 school year,
he announced yesterday in a bulletin
urging prospective project supervisors
to submit their plans as soon as pos-
Although final specifications for
the grant have not yet beenreceived,
Presiden't Ruthven said, the program
will be administered on practically the
same basis as last year.
According to the specifications of
last year's grant students will be
paid Federal funds only for "doing so-
cially desirable work, including the
sort customarily done in the institu-
tion by studets who are working
their way through college, such as
clarical, library and research work."
Regular class instruction shall be
excluded, the bulletin reads, but stu-
dents may be assigned to extension,
adult education and "other activities
that increase the usefulness of the
ollege community."
"Inasmuch as the principal objec-
tive of using relief funds for student
aid is to increase the number oft
young men and women in college,"
President Ruthven said, "funds al-
lotted shall not be used to replaceY
college funds available for student
aid. Ordinary maintenance work)
about the college, waiting on table in 1
dining halls and other routine activ-
ities that would have to be carrieds
on anyway shall be financed from the1
usual sources, not from federal relief
Student applications will be re-
ceived in the office of the dean of stu-
dents, Room 4, University Hall, but
the committee in charge of "NYA Ad-
ministration here must pass on their
eligibility to receive aid.
Members of the administration1
committee, which will be under the,
direction of President Ruthven, are
Prof. Lewis M. Gram, head of the civil
engineering department, Dean Joseph
A. Bursley, and John C. Christensen,
controller and assistant secretary of
the University business office.
Five Negroes
Drown In Flint
Boat Upturning
FLINT, July 31.- (/P) -Five Ne-
groes, attending a Sunday school
picnic, drowned late today when a
motorboat carrying nine passengers
overturned in Potter's Lake. Four of
the victims were children.
The dead:
Kenneth Oden, about 35, under-
taker and operator of the motorboat.
John Black, 8.
Vervat Vanvandt, 9.
Lewis Williams, 12.
Foster Hawley, 12.
All were from Flint.
Everett Bowers, 12; Calvin Black,

12, brother of John, and a boy who
was not identified were rescued. Joe
Hogan, 12, swam ashore.
The tragedy occurred within sight
of most of the several thousand per-
sons attending a union picnic of the
16 Negro Sunday Schools in Flint.
Sheriff's officers who investigated
said the motorboat was overloaded.
Tear Gas Used In
Oregon Prison Riot
SALEM, Ore., July 31.-(A)-State
police equipped with tear gas were
sent to Oregon Penitentiary here to-
day after a 50-year-old convicted
murderer was killed and two prisoners
were critically wounded as inmates
rioted in protest against a court ruling
refusing freedom to a prisoner.
Warden James Lewis was believed
preparing to drench the prison yard
with gas to force surrender of the

'The Old Maid' Closes
With 2 Showings Today
Two performances today, a
special matinee and the regular
evening showing, will close the run-
of Zoe Akins' Pulitzer Prize play,
"The Old Maid," presented this
week at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre by the Michigan Reper- '
tory Players under the direction
of Valentine B. Windt.
The matinee will begin at 3 p.m.
and the evening performance at
8:30 p.m. Seats, are entirely sold
out for tonight, but there are still n
tickets available for this after- a
noon's performance, Carl Brandt,'t
business manager of the Players,
announced yesterday. BalconyIs
seats are priced at 35 cents, and1v
all main floor seats at 50 cents, t
he said.
Institute Holds o
Conference On to
Linguistic Atlas o
Professors Kurath, Crane p
And Hall Will Discuss r
Project TodayS
Prof. Hans Kurath, of Brown Uni- i
versity, visiting professor of linguis-
tims here this summer, Prof. Verner t
W. Crane of the history department, f
and Prf. Robert B. Hall of the geog- t
raphy department will speak at the
conference on methods of making a o
Linguistic Atlas of the Middle West, t
to be sponsored by the Linguistic In- m
stitute from 9 a.m. to noon today in g
Room 2003, Angell Hall. e
Professor Kurath, who is in charge .a
of work now in progress on a Linguis-
tic Atlas of the United States, has t
completed the New England section, a
which is now being published. Data
for the section on the South has beenS
collected. Professor Kurath will give
the first paper of the Conference on
"The Linguistic Atlas of the United
States and Canada."
Professor Crane will speak next, his t
topic being "Sectionalism in thew
United States." The last paper of i
the Conference will be given by Pro- i
fessor Hall, who will speak on "The
Concept of the Cultural Landscape."
After the formal lectures there willw
be a round-table discussion by thev
group on ways and means of con-t
structing such an atlas for the Middle
West. The discussion will be led by
Professor Kurath, Prof. Leonard
Bloomfield of the University of Chi-a
cago, president of the Linguistic So-C
ciety of America, who came to Ann
Arbor for the week-end to lecture toc
the Linguistic Institute last night, andd
Dr. Guy Loman, who was director oft
the work of the atlas for the South.
An exhibit of materials gatheredi
for both the New England and the e
Southern states atlas is now on dis-"
play in Room 4001, Angell Hall.
Final Tour Of
Summer Term
Is Next Week
The tenth and final excursion ofC
the Summer Session series will bel
held next Wednesday when a group
will take a boat trip to Put-In-Bay,
on Lake Erie.t
Buses will leave for Detroit at 7:15
a.m. Wednesday for Detroit from thel
east entrance of the Natural Sci-
ence Building and from Detroit the
party will board a steamer, which
leaves the docks at 9 a.m. The party
will be back in Ann Arbor approxi-

mately at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Res-
ervations for the excursion must be
made before 5 p.m. Tuesday, August
4 in Room 1213, Angell Hall.
The total expenses for the trip, in-
cluding meals on the steamer, will
come to slightly under $5.00.
Put-In-Bay is one of a group of
islands located at the western end
of Lake Erie, about 60 miles south-
east of Detroit. Prof. Ralph L. Bel-
knap of the geology department is
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Americans Leave
Safely As Critical
Battle Draws Near

Ninety-Two Evacuate In
Haste As Aerial Fray
Begins At Palma
Americans Leave
Madrid Embassy
U. S. Nationals Wishing
To Leave Madrid Have
Done So'-Wendelin
WASHINGTON, July 31.-(-
arrow escape by 92 foreigners from
n aerial bombardment of Palma in
he Spanish Balearic Islands, and the
afe evacuation of all Americans who
ished to leave Madrid were reported
o the state department tonight.
Many of those who were saved from
ossible death or injury under a rain
f bombs at Palma-a new theatre
f war in the rebellion-were believed
o be Americans.
No names of refugees or details
f the aerial bombardment of the
sland, a favorite resort in the Med-
terranean off the Spanish coast, were
ncluded in the state department's re-
The American embassy in Madrid
eported the evacuation of United
tates citizens from the Spanish cap-
tal in a message filed at 7 p.m. Span-
sh time.
Up to 5 p.m., the report said, 106
americans had been taken by train
o the Mediterranean seacoast and
ive more were expected to leave on
onight's train.
Eric C. Wendelin, charges d'affaires
f the embassy, reported the Spanish
:overnment had authorized the addi-
ion of four extra coaches to the
horning train leaving Madrid on Au-
rust 1 for Valencia to evacuate for-
igners but that "very few Americans
ire expected to go on this train."
"Practically all Americans wishing
o leave Madrid have done so," he
Spanish Fascist Troops
Close In On Madrid
MADRID, July 31.-(P)-Troops of
he rebellion announced tonight they
were marching against Madrid and
t appeared the crucial battle in the
two-weeks old revolt was near.
Bradcasts from fascist stations as-
serted four columns /of rebel forces
were converging on the city. One was
within artillery range, 15 miles, ready
to hurl destructive shell-fire against
loyalist defenders.
Miners bolstered loyalist troops for
a new siege of the northern city of
Oviedo, but delayed direct attack to
spare the city further damage. The
city had changed hands at least twice
during heavy fighting of the past
three days.
Catalan troops thrust at Zaragoza,
important northern city held by reb-
els, in a series of fierce encounters.
"Many casualties," were reported.
Gen. Emilio Mola, northern rebel
chief, was reported to have left his
siege in the Guaddaramas to aid the
Zaragoza defenders and march on
San Sebastian.
Loyalists were reported converg-
ing on Cordoba and Granada, south-
ern cities.
One fascist column, headed by Gen-
eral Herrera, was said to have oc-
cupied El Pardo, 15 miles from the
capital. Another, under Lieut. Col.
Garcio, was at El Mola, 25 miles
The third, under Col. Sanador, cap-
tured Navasenada, 20 miles distant,
the radio reports said. Gen. Ponte
led the fourth, moving from Leon
through the mountains, on Pueblo
and Guadarrama.
A fifth detachment, from Zaragoza,
arrivedhat Medino Eceli, 80 miles
from the capital, and was moving

rapidly to join the others.
There was little resistance, the
radio dispatches said. Loyalists were
said to be withdrawing carefully.
Rebels asserted the government
suffered lack of properly trained
aviation officers, was poorly equipped
with bombs, and that most planes
were piloted by sergeants and pri-
Violence was growing in force.



Emily Newell Blair Asks County
Democrats To Vote Unbiasedly

CHICAGO, July 31.-(iP)-Lake
Michigan yielded bodies of nine of the
.15 men lost early Wednesday in the
unexplained sinking of the motor
barge material service as calm wa-
ters today permitted divers to search
the sand boat, lying in 25 feet of
water off the South Chicago light-
Six bodies were taken from the
hull and the two divers, who worked
in relays, said they had nearly com-
pleted a search of the ship's interior.
Three other bodies were sighted on

Le o3: rouea oeween tnpin~ s
legs far into center. field.
McClusky Presents
First Talk Of Week
Prof. Howard Y. McClusky of the
education school will give the first of
next week's regular afternoon lectures
at 4:05 p.m. Monday in the University
High School auditorium. His subject
will be "The Classification of Pupils-
A Review of Part II of the 36th Year-
book of the National Society for the

Although election day is still sever-
al months away, Emily Newell Blair,
writer, lecturer, and a prominent fig-
ure in the Democratic party, im-
pressed the Washtenaw County Dem-
ocrats that the privilege and duty of
voting is a serious responsibility. Mrs.
Blair, who spoke on "The New Dem-
ocracy" at a program in the Masonic
Temple last night, stated that the
act of going to the polls to cast a
ballot was not to be performed light-
Each vote, Mrs. Blair said, is effec-
tive on one side or the other, and
thus, in a way, determines the re-
sult of the election. Therefore, she
urged, voters should not be motiviat-
ed by blind prejudices because of
hearsay; criticism, or personal rea-
son, but should be alert, and on
guard against appeals to their pre-

"The Republican party, on the oth-
er hand," continued Mrs. Blair, "is
in a different situation. Torn by the
defeat of 1932 from attachment of its
old leaders, it felt it necessary to pick
a nominee unassociated with its past
performance. This meant a man
whose participation in public life did
not go back of 1932, which in turn'
meant almost inevitably a man un-
known to the public."
Therefore, the Republicans have
not only had to introduce their can-
didate to the public, but also to de-
scribe and interpret, and "sell" him
to the public, she said.
In this respect, Mrs. Blair stated
that the old legal phrase "Caveat
Emptor"-"Let the buyer beware"-,
although no longer considered a
proper defense in trade practices, in
politics is still good advice to a voter
when he is asked to take a candidate
"sights unseen."

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