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Official Publication Of The Summer Session


U. S. Oarsmen
Beat English;
Enter Finals
Medica Beats Nipponese
To Bring Championship
In 400-Meters To U. S.
American Girl, 13,
Leads Diving Event
American Natators Head
Competitors As 5th Day
Of Swimming Concludes
GRUNAU, Germany, Aug. 12.-(P)
-The American navy waited until
the end of two days of otherwise
mediocre performance before pro-
ducing anything to cheer about to-
day but when their big boat fired its
first broadside late this afternoon the
hill-bordered "Der Lange See" echoed
with acclaim for the fastest as well
as one of the greatest eight-oared
finishers ever seen in Olympic waters.
Stroked by the courageous Don
Hume, who nearly collapsed after the
last terrific drive, the University of
Washington came from behind in the
last 100 meters to whip a powerful
British eight in Olympic, if not also
in world record time of six minutes,
The victory, by a scant half length,
advanced the Americans to the finals
Friday without further argument but
they'll need the extra day's rest to
recover from the hardest race they've
had at any distance this year.
The Huskies' camp is frankly wor-
ried about the pace-setting spark-
plug, Hume, who was not long out of
a sick-bed and scaled only 158 pounds,
seven pounds under his normal
weight. Don rowed a smashing race,
never wavering in the slightest under
high stroking pressure until the
Washington shell crossed the finish
line amid deafening din.
Then he slumped and looked to be
just about "out" but braced after the
Coxswain, Bob Moch, doused him
with water and helped row the boat
slowly back to the boathouse.
"Hume was a mighty sick boy for
a while," said Coadh Al Ulbrickson,
"but has been getting stronger stead-
ily. He said he felt fine before the
race.HWe're keeping him wrapped up
and also keepig our fingers crossed
against his showing any ill effects of
today's tough race.
"The boys all did a grand job under
pressure, coming through the way we
had figured except that the time was
much faster than we thought would
be necessary.
"I couldn't ask for a better rowed
race. Unless it was Navy's 1920
Olympic champions, I can't recall any
crew that ever beat that time for the
Olympic course."
Despite strong opposition from all
(Continued on Page 4)
State Democrat
Chiefs To Meet
To Plan. Truce
LANSING, Aug. 12 - (A') - The
Democratic State organization ex-
pects to end Thursday the chaotic
condition existing within the ranks
since former Chairman Elmer B.
O'Hara was stripped of his power.
The state central committee will
meet in Flint. The program calls
for abolition of an executive com-
mittee created when the organization
was without an active official head.

All authority pertaining to the cen-
tral committee is to be placed in the
hands of Edward J. Fry, recently
elected state chairman. Don W. Can-
field, who acted as executive secre-
tary during the long controversy over
O'Hara's status, is slated to become
secretary of the central committee.
The reorganization is part of a
plan to harmonize Democratic activ-
ities. In the interests of peace Chair-
man Fry and other party leaders have
agreed to maintain a hands-off atti-
tude in the primary campaign, that
they may not 'further disturb the
factions backing Frank Murphy and
George Welsh for the Democratic
nomination for governor. Murphy
is viewed as a New Deal selection,
while Welsh is backed by former Gov-
ernor William A. Comstock and others
who have been wheel horses of Mich-
igan Democracy for years.
Fry predicted that from n'bw on
the Democratic organization will be

Citizen Soldiers Find War Is
No Lark, Eren If Only A Game

Mechanized Army Awaitst
Advancing Blue Army'st
Scheduled Attacks
SAUGATUCK, Aug. 12.-()-The1
citizen soldiers of Wisconsin and f
Michigan began to realize tonight,c
that war, even if it is theoretical, isv
no lark.t
Sleeping on the ground, baked toI
the consistency of the concrete byf
days of blistering sunshine, shoulder-
ing heavy field packs for routef
marches and forced to be ever on the
alert for sudden forays by 'enemy" e
forces, these troops of the Thirty-
Second Division were ready tonightF
to move up to the "front."
The troops have been seasoned byc
four days of intensive training andt
they faced the prospect of five days ofc
simulated warfare with confidence1
Michigan Firesf
Are Slowed Upt
As Wind Shifts;
Isle Royale Is Untouchedc
By Rains, But 1,400 Men
Are Aided By Winds t
HOUGHTON, Aug. 12.-()-A
heavy rainstorm which swept the1
Keweenaw peninsula early this morn-
ing missed Isle Royale, but a change
in the wind encouraged 1,400 men
fighting forest fires which havet
scarred 27,000 acres on the island.t
Charles E. Shelvin, acting supervis- 1
or of the National Park project onN
the island, reported that the situa-t
tion eased and that the flames hadr
not invaded new areas today.
Although Houghton had its biggest
rainfall of the season-1.45 inches-C
reports indicated that only a light
sprinkle fell on the western end of
Isle Royale, 50 miles from the main- -
Shevlin announced' that crewst
started building a fire line today from
Chippewa harbor to McCargoe's Cover
in an effort to prevent further pene-
tration of -the eastern end of the
The naval training ship Paducah
left tonight with 400 CCC enrollees,
bringing the total fire crew to 1,800.
The shift in the wind saved the
Chippewa harbor tavern and tourist
camp, on Isle Royale from destruc-
The advance of the flames, one of
three fires raging on the scenic island
in Lake Superior, halted as Hogler
Johnson, proprietor of the camp, his
family and guests, and 100 CCC fire
fighters were preparing to board one
of several ships standings by in the
The ships remained in the harbor,
but the necessity for flight by per-1
sons on the island was postponed, per-a
haps permanently.j
The Chippewa harbor camp is far
removed from the main resort section
on the island, and no other resort is
threatened by the flames.
Five hours of light rain brought
some relief for tired forest fire fight-
ers in the western section of the upper
peninsula. It extinguished small
blazes and permitted the fire fighters
to bring others under control.
Robinson, Borah
Win I Primaries
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 -(P)-
Senators Robinson of Arkansas and
Borah of Idaho were renominated
by wide margins Tuesday despite
Townsend opposition, while Florida
Democrats put up Charles O. An-

drews, an advocate of that old age
pension plan, for the unexpired term
of the late Sen. Park Trammell.
The three primaries brought to 24
the contests in which candidates have
now been chosen for the 36 senatorial
seats to be filled in November. Eleven
states have yet to act, Colorado, Dela-
ware, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mich-
igan, Mississippi, New Hampshire,
New Mexico (two seats open), Rhode
Island, South Carolina, and Wyoming.
Once the lists have been filled, the
senatorial campaign committees of
both major parties are expected to
intensify their activities. On a call
today at the New York office of James
A. Farley, the Democratic chairman,
Senator Guffey of Pennsylvania again

that they would uphold completely
the record which the "Fighting Thir-
ty-Second" wrote in France nearly 20
years ago.
Brigadier General Irving Fish com-
pleted tonight his final arrangements
for tomorrow's advance and all unit
commanders reported their outfits
were ready. As early as four o'clock
this afternoon the 119th field artillery
had its 75's hauled into line, ready 1
for instant coupling to the speedy
motorntrucks which will haulsthem
ALLEGAN, Aug. 12.-()-The "en-
emy" has arrived.
Roaring northward from Fort Knox,
Ky., in an impressive demonstration
of the potentialities of modern mili-
tary speed and power, the first me-
chanized cavalry bivouacked tonight r
in the wilderness back of Selkirk and s
Geneva Lakes in eastern Allegan s
county tonight, sent scouts out along
all strategic roads and braced itselfw
for the impact of the advancing
"Blue" army. q
The mechanized cavalry represents I
the "Red" forces in the theoretical f
war which the army has turned into 1
a vast laboratory to test the compara-t
tive value of its new motorized equip-
ment and the more traditional typeb
of transport.
The "Red" forces, commanded by R
Colonel Bruce Palmer, reached their h
objective late today after covering B
the 400 miles between Fort Knox and s
Selkirk Lake in an elapsed time of 30 e
hours. They were joined by Major
General Leon B. Kromer, chief of
cavalry, who will remain in the field o
for the duration of the "war."''
The battle, when it comes, will test t
the effectiveness of mechanized s
troops with exceptionally heavy fire
power against the national guard, i
with conventional equipment. Upono
the lessons learned in the maneuvers
may depend the entire trend of armyu
Newspapermen were forbidden to d
publish the exact disposition of the
defending forces in advance of thei
actual movement, however, all heavyc
canvas and equipment in the semi-
permanent camps around Pearl and i
East Saugatuck were cleared away
today, the troops slept in pup tents,t
which can be struck within a few
Grocery Storem
Explosion Kills
Wreckage Traps 3 More;t
Thousands Of Dollars Isf
Estimated -Blast Loss
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 12.--0P)-Y
Three men were killed and three crit-
ically injured in an explosion which
trapped them in a unit of the Graing-
er Brothers Wholesale ruit and Gro-
cery Company here today.1
The dead:
James C. Moise, 55, of Omaha, Neb.
Fred Brown of Lincoln.
Wesley Gillespie of Lincoln.
Moise, manager of the Omaha
branch of the fruit dispatch com-
pany, died in a hospital tonight, more
than eight hours after he was taken
from the wreckage of the building.
The bodies of Brown and Gillespie,
employes of the company, were taken
from the debris tonight, after city I
and WPA workers dug through the
tons of brick and timbers for more
than even hours.
Harry K. Grainger, 42, president of1
the company and two other men were
taken from the fallen building short-
ly after the explosion occurred late
this morning. The other injured are
John Johns, 44, and Phillip.Hickman,;
both Grainger employes.

No estimate of the loss was avail-
able tonight, but company officials
said it would run into thousands of
Fire Chief Louis Hansen said the
cause of the explosion, which occur-
red in the company's banana room
refrigeration plant, was unknown.
State's Merest Tot
May Possibly Live
CHEBOYGAN, Mich., Aug. 12.-P)
-Dr. W. Earl Chapman said today
he believed that Shirley Ann Boda,
who weighed 24 ounces and measured

Governor Hits1
In FryReport
Balanced Budget Plank a
Upset By Treasurer'sn
Claim Of Deficitp
Demands Probe Of9
Treasury And Accountingt
Heads Can't Account For
6 Million Discrepancy
LANSING, Aug. 12.-()-A de-o
nand ' from Governor Fitzgeraldo
purred state accountants today inr
earch of a picture of state financest
which could not be questioned.
Governor Fitzgerald voiced the re-r
Iuest after State Treasurer Theodorev
. Fry said yesterday that his reportt
or the fiscal year ending June 30,t
.936, will show that the administra-
ion failed to live within its incomer
by a $430,000 margin.d
Fry, State Budget Director Georges
R. Thompson, and W. G. Stevenson,
head of the State Administrativey
Board's accounting division, were
ummoned to his office by the Gov-
ernor early today.
Claims Balanced Budget
"I'm not going to be made a monkey
of," Governor Fitzgerald told the
trio. "This just makes monkeys of
wo agencies of state government, one
aying one thing, and the other an-
other. I'm going to make it my bus-
ness to see that the state has a set1
of books that agree."
The accounting division had pro-
vided Governor Fitzgerald with fig-
ures to show his administration had
disbursed $5,500,000 less than it col-
ected in revenues during the fiscal
ear just closed. On the basis oft
hose figures, the governor hadc
laimed a balanced budget and as-
erted the state was living withinI
ts income.g n
"To the people, this smacks of poli-f
tics," Governor Fitzgerald said. i
"If I have been wrong in my claimc
that the state has lived within itsT
income during the last fiscal year, I
want to know it, and I will tell the
Fry Is Insistent
Varying methods oftbookkeepingl
have kept accounts in the treasurer's1
office from jibing with those of the
accounting division for years. The
governor interrupted Thompson and
Fry, when they attempted to explain
their figures to newspaprmen, with
a warning to "get the right figures
Fry was insistent that his politics
did not color his preparation of his
yearly report.
"I'm just as anxious to get a true
picture as you are, Governor," he
said, "politics doesn't enter into this."
Woman Loses
Post Office Job
At Army School
Civil Service Commission
Rules Out 'Army Junior'
On ResidenceRuling
WEST POINT, N. Y., Aug. 12.-(/P)
-Miss Grace Harrington, Postmaster
at West Point, was notified today by
the U. S. Civil Service Commission

that her application to enter the open
competitive examination for this po-j
sition was disapproved because she
failed to meet specific requirements
as to residence.
Miss Harrington has been living at
Highland Falls, adjacent to the mili-
tary reservation on which no quarters
for postmaster have been provided.
Reports in recent weeks that the
incumbent, an "army junior" who has
held the office for eight years, would
be replaced aroused a controversy
and brought army officers to her de-
SOfficers, who were reticent about
allowing direct quotation or use of
their names, said that the job at West
Point had always been a non-political
appointment and since 1847 has been
filled by an army orphan.
Miss Harrington, daughter of Lieut.
Henry M. Harrington, who lost his
life in the Custer Massacre in 1876,

Hlot Flames Licking
The Old Hometead
RepulsedBy Rain
SUPERIOR, Wis., Aug. 12.-()-
Out of control, a forest fire raced
through a swamp and ate into the-
woods back of Andrew Carlson's farm
south of Pattison State park last
night. The wind was rising. It ap-
peared that his home for 24 years was
The aging farmer, his wife and
grandchildren stood in the yard,
watching in despair as the flames
raged forward.
Firefighters rushed up in trucks
to haul the family and furniture to
safety. Carlson shook his head.
"No, I'm going to stick it out," he
said. "This is my home. Ma's going
to stick, too. You couldn't pull her
out with a tractor."
The fire came closer. Sparks fell
on the house. The firefighters re-
newed their pleas. Carlson told them
to take the others. He stayed behind.
Carlson walked slowly into the
[ouse. He picked up a few shirts and
went out to a truck but turned away
as a gust of wind showered embers on
the house. He* could't bear the
thought of leaving, he said.
Suddenly there was a rattle on the
roof. It was raining. A three-minute
downpour followed. The flame-red
sky grew slowly black.
They found him standing in the
yard-soaking wet and smiling.
Col. Knox Told
GO.PI. Will Win
Miehiran's Vote
Republican Committeeman
Sees Normal Allegiance
To Party In State
Va. Aug. 12.--()-A prediction that
the Republican campaign will be suc:
cessful in Michigan was brought to
Col. Frank Knox today by James E.
Davidson of Bay City, Republican1
National Committeeman. They con-
ferred in Knox' suite here, discuss-a
ing the appearance Knox will make
on Labor Day in Alma, to open the
national drive in that state.
Davidson said a "tremendous
crowd" would assemble in Alma for
the occasion, brought by special trains
and automobile caravans from all sec-
tions of the state. The meeting will
be held on the football field of Alma
College, where Knox was a half-back
in his student days.
Davidson was very enthusiastic
about Michigan, Knox told a press
He said:
"He and Howard Laurence, the
state chairman, are working in the
closest harmony, and Davidson thinks
the state is going back to its normal
Republican allegiance in the fall."
Knox will make a second speech
at Grand Rapids, on Sept. 29, at the
end of a stumping tour into the
northwest and Pacific Coast. He will
address the State Republican con-
vention at Grand Rapids.
Knox worked today on his Aug. 27
speech in Hampton Beach, N. H.,
where he will appear before the
Rockngham county rally, expected
to draw Republicans from four states.
He announced that Burlington, Vt.,
had beenselected as the site of his
Aug. 28 address.
To Submit Plan
For Agreement

In Astor Case

Government Seeks
To End RebelAttack
OBy Strong Offensive
Loyal Troops Are Hurled
The Spanish Revolution Against North Seaboard;
Situation AtrAGance Plan PurgeIn South
Northern-Southern rebel armies
meet near Badajoz. Plan Bombardment

Loyalists fight for Oviedo in
desperate effort to crush rebel
attacks in northwest.
New attacks on rebel Cordoba
and Granada in south planned by
Madrid government.
Tangier reports Morocco rebel
forces ordered into "big push" to-
ward Madrid.
Men and women battle to de-
fend Irun from Fascists.
Loyalist planes concentrate at
Valencia, on Mediterranean.
Two rebel chieftains shot by
firing squad.
Alfonso confers with sons; dash
to Spain by former monarch be-
lieved pesible.
France's neutrality pact again
delayed bycharges. herigovern-
men sympathetic to Madrid.
Bridges, Owen
Star As Tigers
Defeat Indians
Tiger Pitching Ace Wins

Of RebelsBy Plane
Gains Toward Quashing
Rebellion Are Claimed
By LoyalistLeaders
MADRID, Aug. 12.-(om')-Spain's
socialist-communist government to-
night hurled troops againist the north-
ern seaboard and girded Tor a merci-
less purge of southern fascist rebels
in a great offensive to end the blood-
shed of civil war throughout the na-
Loyalist troops battered again at
the gates of Oviedo, close by be-
sieged San Sebastian on the Bay of
Biscay, and sought to turn back the
fascist march in that sector.
Far to the south, troops reinforced
with new militia volunteers were
flung against the African forces im-
ported by rebel Gen. Francisco
Bombardment Impending
Aerial bombardment of Fascist
Granada, Cordoba and Seville im-


15th Start As Infielder Bitterly, the government forces
fought to stem the threat of the
Collects Three Hits Fascist rebels who seek to substitute
a military government for the So-
CLEVELAND, O., Aug. 12.-(/P)- cialist regime of President Manuel
Tommy Bridges, although touched for Azana.
our doubles and Hal Trosky's thirty- (Although Burgos fascist head-
ourth home run of the season, won quarters asserted citizens were evacu-
his fifteenth victory today as the De- ating the northern city .of San Se-
roit Tigers whipped Cleveland 7 to 4 bastian, besieged by rebels, an As-
.o even the series at one game each. sociated Press dispatch from San Se-
The Tigers, sluggers led by Marvin bastian said government troops had
Owen landed on the delivery of luck- beaten the insurgents at that city and
ess Willis Hudlin, still seeking his at Irun.
first pitching win of the season, for (twstescn a ffgtn
en hits including three doubles and (It was the second day of fighting
ad piled up a four-run lead before in that area, and the loyalists success
eorge Blaeholder took over the camnon fre on the t oas s por ctes
Cleveland hurling duities to start the
ninth inning. Many Hand-To-Hand Conflicts
After Blaeholder walked Ray Hay- (Men and women fought side by
worth and Bridges and allowed Ger- side behind roughly fashioned barri-
ald Walker to double, scoring Hay- cades and in hand-to-hand conflicts.
worth, he was replaced by Lee who San Sebastian's water supply was ex-
retired the side. hausted and food was scarce, but gov-
With a five-run lead, Bridges per- ernment leaders said the victory was
mitted the Indians three hits and two a prelude to an offensive against the
runs in the last of the ninth before rebel rear guards of Gen. Emilio
the first man was retired, but then Mola).
settled down to finish the inning in The government, summarizing its
short order. It was Tommy's fourth position tonight, insisted substantial
victory in a row over Cleveland. gains were apparent in the campaign
Owen's bat did the heavy damage to put down rebellion.
off Hudlin. With a single and double They still held the capital solidly,
in three official times at bat, the the Madrid loyalists asserted, despite
third baseman batted in four of the fascist efforts to cross the Guadar-
Tiger runs. Al Simmons, who also rama mountain range 40 miles north-
had a double and single, scored three west.
times, Owen bringing him in twice The loyalists stressed the funda-
and Bridges once with a single, mental weakness of the rebels was
Owen batted in his first two runs that while they held provincial cap-
in the second inning to give the Tig- itals they did not control one entire
ers a lead they held to the finish, province.
Goose Goslin opened the inning with (Dispatches from Tangier today
a walk and went to third on Simmons' indicated Gen. Franco's troops were
double, both scoring as Owen singled poised for the march north to Ma-
through the box. drid. Twelve thousand Moroccan sol-
Weatherly's double accounted for diers were expected to participate in
the first Cleveland run in the same the advance.
inning. He went to third as Charlie (The fascist rebel provisional gov-
Gehringer was throwing out Sullivan, crnment of Burgos was reported de-
and scored after Goslin caught Vos- termined to execute loyalist officers
mik's long fly. in reprisal for the execution of the
Walker scored for Detroit in the rebel chieftains at Barcelona.
sixth, stealing second.
Simmons opened the Tiger seventh (France, seeking to hurry effect of
with a single, a ground ball that took its neutrality pact, set Aug. 17 as the
a bad bounce over Hale's shoulder. deadline for adherence by European
Owen sacrificed, and Al took third powers. Authoritative sources inti-
as Rogell was tossed out by Hughes. mated allegations France had evinced
(Continued on Page a) loyalist sympathies might delay the
. accord.
French Club Plans (The possibility of Fascist intent
to permit restoration of the monarchy
Dinner For Tonight was hinted in report former King
Alfonso was in secret conferencet
i with two of his sons in Austria. There
Members of the Summer Session were unconfirmed reports he was
Cercle Francais will bring their suc- considering a flight to Spain if the
cessful season to a close tonight with moment appeared propitious).
a banquet at 7 p.m. at the Michigan _________
Included on the program following Coughihn Branded
the French menu as conceived by the
Union caterers will be two minute- Nazi Emotionalist
speeches by the various members of
the faculty who have addressed the WATERVILLE, Me., Aug. 12.-(P)-
club during the summer. Among these Norman Thomas, Socialist candidate
narr Prn-fPR~nrR W7ovn~r FWPntt,rfin_ . .--

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12.-P)-Jo-
seph Anderson, attorney for Dr.
Franklyn Thorpe, said tonight "the
entire matter of a settlement (in
Mary Astor's suit against him for
custody of their daughter) has been
discussed, and Miss Astor's attorney
and I will submit it to Judge Knight
in the morning"
Anderson would not indicate the
nature of. the agreement. "We have
agreed on the basic principles and
have discussed the details," hesaid.
"We are ready to lay the plan be-
fore the judge."
This was the first time either at-
torney would say that discussion of
all parts of the settlement had
reached a point where the judge
would have a program to consider.
Anderson's statement came at the


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