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The Weather
Lower Michigan: Fair with
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Editorials
A Student Reaction
To Teacher Organization . ..

Official Publication Of The Summer Session
VOL. XLV No. 34 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, AUG. 8, 1936

PRICE 5 CENTS

Zioncheck Makes
Five-Story Plunge
To Suicide Death

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Congressman Who Kept
Washington In Uproar
Dies In Seattle
He Hoped 'To Cure
An Unfair System'
Playboy Leaps To Death1
Among Crowds; Killed
Instantly
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 7.-(P)-
Before the eyes of his bride, Rep.
Marion A. Zioncheck, Seattle's play-
boy congressman, died tonight in a
five-story plunge which the coroner
expressed belief was suicide.
A note found in the fifth floor room
of the Arctic building and apparent-
ly written by Zioncheck was quoted
by Coroner Otto Mittelstadt as read-
ing.
"My only hope in life was to im-
prove the conditions of an unfair
economic system."
The body was taken to the county
morgue where Mittelstadt, after a
brief investigation, said he believed
the congressman had committed sui-
cide.
When police, called by witnesses,
rushed into the room Mrs. Zioncheck
had collapsed. She was taken to a
hospital in an ambulance.
'Coming Young Man'
Persons who saw the 34-year-old
congressman fall from the window
said he apparently was killed in-
stantly. He fell soon after 6 p.m.
(9 p.m. E.S.T.) while the streets were
crowded.
Zioncheck had announced his
withdrawal from themcongressional
race last Saturday but Monday had
filed his declaration o candidacy on
the Democratic ticket.
He returned here recently from
Washington after a series of es-
capades involving accusations of dis-
turbing the peace and arrests for
speeding.
Elected to represent the first dis-
trict in Washington, including
Seattle, in the Roosevelt landslide, he
came to the national capital with a
reputation for being a "coming young
man" and an advanced liberal.
Asidenfrom hisvcongressional ac-
tivities the past year, he was in and
out of jail and court several times on
speeding charges; married Miss
Rubye Nix, a WPA stenographer, af-
ter a whirlwind courtship; was con-
fined to Gallingher hospital for men-
tal observation; and escaped from
the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hos-
pital at Towson, Md., by jumping
over a wall.
Gives Roosevelt Beer Bottles
He was taken to Gallinger hos-
pital for observation after he had
climaxed previous escapades by ap-
pearing at the White House with a
satchel filled with empty beer bot-
tles-a present for President Roose-
velt.
On the same day he was charged
with having speeded down crowded
Connecticut Avenue in his new road-
ster, driving on the wrong side of
the street and on the sidewalk.
Speeding charges before that had
caused his arrest here and in nearby
Alexandria, Va., just as he and his
bride left on a honeymoon to the
Caribbean.
Prior to his final detention, Zion-
check had also become involved in
legal difficulties with Mrs. Benjamin
Scott Young, a magazine writer, who
had sub-let her apartment to him
when she left for an extended trip.
Upon her retun she charged that
Zioncheck and his bride had "ruined"
her apartment and sought to have
them thrown out. The Zionchecks
refused to move and Mrs. Young at-
tempted to take possession.
'Zioncheck Zipper'
Mrs. Young claimed to have been
injured during a midnight scuffle in

.the apartment and swore out assault
warrants against the Representative
and his wife. Zioncheck's motor car
is still held here by the United States
Marshal's office in connection with
the damage suit.
The Zionchecks spent their honey-
moon in Puerto Rico and the Virgin
Islands and created as much excite-
ment there on fishing and dancing
parties as they had in Washington,

Next To Last Dance
To Be Held Tonight
The regular Saturday night dance
of the League will be held from 9
p.m., to midnight today in the League
Ballroom.
Al Cowan and his orchestra will
play. Tickets for the dance will be on
sale at 25 cents each at the entrance
on the second floor. The .dance is
not restricted to couples.
Students to assist at the dance
are Eleanor Reed, Reva Derby, Mi-
riam Carey, Helen Vidock, Kaythern
Furgeson, Kathryn Marie Hall, Elea-
nor Welsh, Margaret Sinclair, Thelma
Cooper, Ona , Thornton, Frances
Thornton, Betty Jean Pence, Mary
Coulter, Ann Coulter, Helen Ziefle,
Mary Tumlin, Ruth Pobany, Jean
Braidwood, Marjorie Mackintosh and
Hope Hartwig.
Elva Pascoe is in charge of the
arrangements for the dance. This is
the next to the last Saturday night
dance of the Summer Session.
Plan To Take
Prisons From
Polities Devised
Head Of Michigan's Prison
Commission Offers Plan
To ReliefStudy Group
LANSING, Aug. 7.-(iP)-Governor
Fitzgerald's Welfare and Relief Study
Commission heard a suggestion today
for removing the prison administra-
tion from possible political influence.
Leslie P. Kefgen, chairman of the
State Prison Commission, advanced
a proposal for the appointment of
prison commissioners for terms ex-
piring at different periods to prevent
control by a single administration.
Kefgen's suggestion was made at
a conference between the study com-
mission, of which Harold D. Smith, of
Ann Arbor, is chairman, and heads
of departments now connected with
the State Welfare Department. The
study commission was appointed to
seek means of consolidating all wel-
fare agencies.
Study commission members ap-
peared settled on a consolidation
which would place all agencies in
three major departments and under
the control of a single commission.
The three divisions would supervise
corrections, mental cases, and wel-
fare and relief.
Smith said he would appoint a sub-
committee to study reorganization of
the prison administration and the
pardon and parole department.
"The whole program is being dis-
cussed and no agreement has been
reached," Smith explained.
Jobs Are Open
In Elementary
School Posts
Many openings for teachers are
available in the elementary school
ranks, especially for those who have
had the proper training, Dean James
B. Edmonson of the education school
said yesterday in an interview.
This statement was evoked in an-
swer to the question regarding the
frequent charges that the teaching
piofesson is overcrowded, "I am re-
liably informed," Dean Edmonson
said, "that there are a considerable
number of openings for teachers in
the elementary schools, especially
those who have had some training
in the field and who rank well in per-
sonality."
I have conferred with Dr. T. Luther
Purdom, director of the University

Bureau of Appointments and Occu-
pational Information," the Dean ad-
ded, "and he has assured me that
there are a number of unfilled calls
for elementary school teachers. It
would appear that there are a con-
siderable number of former elemen-
tary school teachers who are enrolled
in the Summer Session who desire po-
sitions."

E.skimto Envoy Gets
60 Days In Cooler
For Drunk Driving
Ambassador extraordinary and min-
ister plenipotentiary to the United
States from Alaska, the Arctic Cirle,
and points north-that's what Chee-
ket Katuni-Unket was, but right now,
as an Eskimo in the "cooler;" he's
Sheriff Jacob B. Andres' star boarder
until Oct. 7, with 60 days to serve that
Judge Harry W. Reading gave him
for drunk driving.
Cheeket cheekily told the judge.
how he had been commissioned by
Washington to address Kiwanis, Ro-
tary, and other clubs on his native
homeland, but even the possibility of
diplomatic complications didn't save
the prize luncheon lecturer of the
tundras, whose temporary address
was--until yesterday-103 Vineyard
Ave., Battle Creek, from a sentence
giving him the alternative of $59.95
fine and costs, or the two-month jail
sentence. (And that, according to
Cheekat's pecuniary status, was hard-
ly an alterna ive.)
Officers Ben Ball and Clark Earl
had already told the judge about find-
ing the Eskimo, most extraordinary
and plenipotentially drunk, last night
in his car, on the rear window of
which was plastered a sticker which
read: "If you drive, don't drink."
President May
See Landon At
Drouwlit Parley.
Nominee Called To Meetr
By Man Who Evaded Bil
From Hoover In 1933r
HYDE PARK, N. Y., Aug. 7.-(P)--
A meeting with Gov. Alf M. Landont
of Kansas at a conference of drought
state governors was projected tonight
by President Roosevelt.
Completing the general outlines of
a trip through Mid-Western drought
regions to begin August 25 or 26, the_
President announced at a press con-
ference that he would invite the gov-
ernors of Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas,
Oklahoma and Missouri to a drought
discussion probably in Iowa early next
month.
He enjoyed obviously the stir cre-
ated among reporters assembled in
the tiny study of his home as he
inserted Kansas casually in the list.
He added that all the governors
would be invited and wanted to know;
"why not?"
Landon, the Republican presiden-
tial candidate, has been taking an ac-7
tive interest - in drought conditions
in recent weeks and his speaking trip
through the East apparently will be;
finished in time to permit him to sit;
in on the conference with the Ffesi-
dent if he desires.
"If there is any meeting, anywhere
at anytime of benefit to Kansas, I
will attend as governor of Kansas.
"Kansas has cooperated in every
instance with the Federal government
and -all its agencies dealing with any
emergency or relief measures. My
work as governor of Kansas comes
ahead of anything else I am doing,"
he said.
Prior to his inauguration in 1933,
President Roosevelt turned down an
invitation to consult President Hoo-
ver on anti-depression measures.
Before going to the drought belt,
the President expects to spend Mon-
day through Thursday of next week
in Washington, perhaps two days in
areas in northern and western Penn-
sylvania and southern New York hit
by floods last March, and probably a
week at Hyde Park.

Jeffersonians
Abandoned By
Gov. Comstoek
Democratic Leader Misses
Anti-New Deal Meeting
After Friends' Pleas
Had Walked Out On
Dem1ocrats Before
May Have Come Back To
Party To Give Support
To George W. Welsh
By CLINTON B. CONGER
Under the pressure brought to bear
on him by friends and former political
allies, former Gov. William A. Com-
stock yesterday "took a walk" from
the national convention of Jefferson-
ian Democrats now being held in De-
troit, and apparently will return tof
the fold of orthodox state Democrats,
after taking an earlier "walk" from
the latter group more than five
months ago.
It was on Feb. 24 that the former
governor abdicated from the leader-4
ship of the party whose "angel" he
has been for thirty years, with a for-i
mal statement that he did not con-
sider, himself "a regular Democrat,"
and would, as the late Horatio Ab-
bott put it, "be looking out the win-;
dow in the coming election."
The immediate reason for his with-,
drawal at that time was the appoint-
ment from Washington of Arthur J.
Lederle to the federal judgeship for
eastern Michigan, against the recom-
mendation of Abbott and the other
recognized leaders of the party in
Michigan.
Since that time Comstock's friends
have repeatedly asked him back into
'he party, but relations with Wash-
ington remained strained, and even
Because of erroneous identifi-
cation, The Daily reported yester-
day that George W. Welsh, Dem-
ocratic candidate for governor.
had attended the meeting of five
party leaders in the Union Thurs-
day night. The fifth man was
Edward J. Fry, state central com-
mittee chairman.
an attempt by the state Democratic
Convention May 22 to draft him for
the senatorial primaries failed to
bring him back.
Yesterday, however, after a mid-
night conference with prominent
state Democrats, the former governor
sent a telegram to Sterling E. Ed-
munds, St. Louis attorney who called
the assembly of Constitutional Dem-
ocrats, to inform him that he would
not attend the convention as he had
earlier planned to. In his telegram
he said:
"So many friends and supporters
have protested my attendance at the
meeting today because of possible ef-
fects on the local Michigan situation
that I have decided not to attend.
Regards to old friends, William A.
Comstock."I
Coming as it did after a four-hour
night session in a private room at
the Union with Edward J. Fry, new
Democratic state central committee
chairman; State Treasurer Theodore
I. Fry; G. Donald Kennedy, deputy
highway commissioner; and State
Highway Commissioner Murray D.
Van Wagoner, it became apparent
that the four prominent party leaders
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Races Under
Mile All Taken
By U. S. Team
Williams Wins 400-Meters
As American Decathlon
Entrants Forge Ahead
Finn Sets Record
In 5,000 Meters
Slam Of All Flat Distances
Through 800 America'sc
First Since 1912
By ALAN GOULDg
(Associated Press Sports Writer)u
BERLIN, Aug. 7.-6P)-California's
dusky Archie Williams climaxed thea
sepia saga today, winning the 400-1
meter championship and giving the
United States her first flat-racingd
sweep through 800 meters in thet
Olympic Games since 1912. Mean-p
while, three western stalwarts exceed-
ed Americans' fondest expectations byt
occupying the first three places at
the halfway stage of the decathlon
competition.
Bob Clark, of San Francisco, andt
Glenn Morris, of Fort Collins, Colo.,p
world recordholder, set a record-
breaking pace through the first fiveJ
events of the two-day battle for all-J
around honors. Each captured two
events and finished only two points
apart at the end of the day-long
grind. Their totals wee, Clark, 4,-
194; Morris, 4,192, while their surpris-
ing teammate, Jack Parker, of Sac-
ramento, was third with 3,888 in the
field of 24 survivors.
Hoeckert Wins 5,000-Meter
On the other side of the picture,
the winner of the 5,000-meter whirl
is Gunnar Hoeckert, who struck off
the distance in 14:22.2, seven andc
eight-tenth seconds faster than thea
1932 record hung up by another Finn,d
Lauri Lehtinens, who was runner-upa
this time. Lehtinen and John Hen-r
ry Jonsson, of Sweden, who ran third,'
both ran under the former mark
while little Kohei Murakoso, of Ja-
pan, fourth, equaled it. 8
Louis Zamperini, nineteen-year-i
old Torrance (Calif.) boy, who ran af
dead heat with Don Lash, of Auburn,a
Ind., in the final American tryouts
last month, outran the Indianan, tak-
ing eighth place in 14:46.8 as Lash
came in fourteenth among the 15 fin-f
ishers.c
U. S. Decathlon Win Sure f
The American trio so completelyc
overwhelmed the decathlon show thatc
there appeared no doubt that theys
will keep the title, won in 1932 byt
Kansas' Jarring Jim Bausch, as wellt
as the world record for the United
States tomorrow.I
Morris, who set the world standarde
of 7,880 points in the tryouts at1
Milwaukee in June, all but closed the1
gap between him and Clark by run-1
ning 400 meters in 49.4 seconds, the<
fastest ever recorded in any decathlon
competition, in the day's fifth event1
after Clark had turned in a perform-c
ance of 50 seconds flat.
These feats entrenched the Amer-1
icans so far in front, with Holland'sJ
Reindert Brasser, the nearest Europ-
ean, trailing by 321 points and Fin-
land's mighty Akilles Jarvinen, fifth,
407 points back, there seemed that
nothing but an accident or a shotgun1
could halt their sensational scoring
flight. J

Britain Angered At
Shelling Of Ships;
Nazis Urging War

Merit Plan Invoked
On County Officers
LANSING, Aug. 7.-('P)-The State 1
Emergency Relief Commission pre-I
pared today to test the right of 72
county administrators and 113 ac-
counting employes to their jobs.
Merit system examinations will be
given the employes and administra-I
tors at 12 places in the State Sat-
urday. The commission has subject-
ed 497 clerks and typists to merit ex-
aminations and 495 social workers
have undergone ability tests.
Dr. William Haber, State reliefh
director, said Saturday's examina- C
tions will complete the list of con- p
mission employes except in a few i
minor cases. Miscellaneous exam-w
inations will be given the remainder
e
Sept. 1.
Competitive examinations for the
post of administrator of Calhoun and P
Huron counties will be given at Bat-
tle Creek and Saginaw Saturday. The u
position now is vacant.r
Ely Promises
it
G. 0. P. Nominee Is Urged d
As Rallying Point For R
Anti-New Dealersg
DETROIT, Aug. 7.-(P)-Demo- p
cratic anti-New Dealers meeting hereF
appointed a committee tonight to n
draw up an outline of their views k
after southern opposition to an out- i
right endorsement of Governor Lan- t
don had developed.
Chairman of the committee was n
Joseph B. Ely, former DemocraticC
governor of Massachusetts who earl- s
ier had said he would not only sup- p
port Landon but speak in his behalfn
and had asserted that Alfred E. Smith
would make a speech in Boston op-
posing the New Deal.r
Ely was one of a group of mens
formerly prominent in Democraticn
circles who furnished the leadership p
for today's meeting. When word
came from New York, that Smith hadi
described his announcement as un-
authorized, he reiterated his assertion
that the 1928 Democratic presidentialc
nominee would make an anti-Roose-
velt speech in the Bay State.
Another member of the confer-
ence's resolution's committee wasp
Henry Breckinridge, who opposedt
President Roosevelt in several state
presidential primaries, and since hasr
declared himself for Landon.
Other members were Joseph W.
Bailey, former Democratic member4
of the House from Texas; Graham
Wright, of Georgia, and H. R. Conte
Rose, of Baltimore. James A. Reedf
former Democratic Senator from Mis-
souri, chairman of the meeting, was
a member exofficio.
Ely at the outset of the meeting,
held in executive session, proposed
that the conference endorse Landon,
his proposal promptly met with op-
position from the participant from
the South.
The conferees devoted themselves,
spokesmen said, to shaping an or-
(ContinuW on Page 4)
G-UMen Search/
For Kidnaper
In Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, Aug. 7.-(P)-United
States Department of Justice Agents
were investigating tonight the kid-
naping of Bernard Marthen, Kala-
mazoo law clerk, by a fugitive gun-
man who forced him to drive to Blue

Island, Ill.
Police Chief Ralph Chapman and
Sheriff O. W. Struble were in Chicago,
to question a man suspected of being
the thug who wounded Police Cap-
tain Dee Williams Wednesday, and
then commandeered Marthen and his
automobile yesterday for his flight to
Illinois.
The fugitive's companion, Theo-
dAre Brastedt wa killed in thea un

Neutrality Proposal Held
In Abeyance; Civil War
Makes Little Progress
Franco Preparing
To Transport 4,000
Loyalists Shell Algeciras
Twice During Day; Hit
British Consulate
Britain warned she will fire back if
her ships are shelled, Nazis urged
German intervention, and an eight-
ower neutrality proposal was held
n abeyance last night as the civil
war in Spain itself made little appar-
nt progress.
Britain's admonition followed re-
orts from Gibraltar that a steam-
hip of the empire had been fired
upon. Any "accidental" shelling by
ebel or loyalist Spanish forces will
be met hereafter by return fire, the
warning made clear.
Germany was aroused over the re-
ported execution of four German na-
tionals at Barcelona after summary
,ourtmartial.
Nazi Press Asks Intervention
While the government indicated it
till considered possibility of neutral-
ty agreement, the official Nazi press
demanded intervention to end the
Red spectre" and charged Soviet
Russia was assisting in the "bolshe-
vization" of Spain.
Germany's attitude, not yet ex-
pressed officially, delayed action on
France's proposal for eight-power
neutrality and was interpreted in dip-
omatic circles as indication the Nazis
ntended to keep clear for help to
the Fascist rebels as long as possible,
And even if the powers agreed to
neutrality, it was asserted in French
circles, the agreement would bar only
shipments of airplanes and arms and
permit shipment of petroleum and
money to either faction in Spain.
MADRID, Aug. 7.-(P)-Spanish
rebels tonight battered the loyalist
seaport of Gijon and gripped two
northern provinces with increasing
power, while in the South government
warships pounded Fascists forts at Al-
geciras with a barrage of death-deal-
ing shellfire.
Gijon was reported on the verge of
collapse after a two-day bombard-
ment and 300 were said to have died.
The city was damaged heavily.
Fascist forces made their first ap-
parent major advance in the north
with a march in Guipuzcoa and As-
turias provinces. A food shortage was
reported in loyalist San Sebastian.
Franco Prepares Support
Dispatches from Morocco, stated
Gen. Francisco Franco had assembled
4,000 rebel troops at Ceuta for an-
other crossing to the mainland. He
was believed already to have ferried
8,000 men across the Gibraltar
Straits.
The Catalan government at Bar-
celona said loyal troops were march-
ing on Huesca and had captured sev-
eral villages on the heights overlook-
ing the town.
Leftists from northern Navarre
said popular front forces armed with
machine guns attacked a rebel sup-
ply train and routed its convoy, leav-
ing a number dead and wounded.
On the southern Navarre sector,
Leftists claimed they fought off a
rebel attack and captured insurgent
arms and other supplies.
Valencia dispatches announced
transports were taking 3,500 militia
on an expedition to rebel Majorca, in
the Ballearic Isles. Bombing planes
also were ready to take off from Va-
lencia to aid the attack.
Loyalists Report Advance
Loyalists troops reported a 41/2 mile
advance against the strong Fascist
fighters in the mountains 'outside
Madrid. Rebels renewed bombard-

ment of Gijon, northern seacoast city.
In northern Aragon, government
armies claimed new victories at Tar-
dienta and Graner. To the south,
they reported occupation of Alcolea,
three miles from Cordoba and Baena,
37 miles distant from the Fascist-
held city.
In the 21 days of fighting, posi-
tions of the respective forces have
remained little changed--except for

Prof. Jamison Suggests Labor Strife
Might Be Deliberate 'Smoke Screen'

Lewis Started Steel Strike
Too Soon; Unions Save
Hin, Professor Suggests
By RALPH W. HURD
The probability of the threatened
split within the American Federation
of Labor being merely a "smoke-
screen" to obscure from the public
and from steel employers the real
maneuverings of labor interests was
advanced in an interview yesterday
by Prof. C. L. Jamison, labor au-
thority of the business administration
school.
It is widely recognized, he said,
that John L. Lewis, leader of the
rhellious Committee on Industrial

the craft union leaders of the A.F. of
L. in all probability may have been
precipitated deliberately as an an-
swer to this problem, Professor Jami-
son believes.
Many observers are of the opinion,
he continued, that the time to call
a steel industry strike would be on
the eve of the election in November,
when a strong pressure could be ex-
erted upon the administration for in-
tervention on the side of labor.
Labor Power Promising
This possibility, coupled with the
need of the steel union for more time
in which to strengthen its position in
the industry, provides a logical ex-
planation of this "smoke-screen"
clash, he pointed out.
On the other hand, Professor Jami-
Cnn nheprvni if ppme .:rpahc +n+

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