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The Weather
Lower Michigan: Local
thundershowers today and to-
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Editorials

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Latest Crime .

Qfficial Publication Of The Summer Session
VOL. XLV No. 20 ANN ARBOR, MICHiGAN, THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1936

PRICE 5 CENTS

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Nation Awaits
Gov. Landon's
SpeechToday
50,000 Are Expected For
Notification Ceremonies
At Topeka
Governor Is Calm
On Eve Of Speech
Kansas Capital Is Gaily
Decorated; Republicans
Throng City
TOPEKA, Kas., July 22. - () -
In sharp contrast 'with tense cam-
paign days ahead, Alf M. Landon de-
voted the eve of his formal accept-
ance of the Republican presidential
nomination today to routine. tasks
of the Kansas governorship and
greeting party visitors .
Shirt-sleeved and chatty, he re-
ceived callers who trickled in from
the crowds already swarming down-
town Topeka as the first of Repub-
lican thousands arrived by train,
plane and motor for tomorrow's elab-
orate notification ceremonies.
The address in which Landon for-
mally will assume leadership of the
Republican party and point the
course of its attempt to unseat the
New Deal, was in the hands of print-
ers. Aides forecast emphasis on the
farm problem, relief and employment,
government finance, the labor move-
ment and the constitution.
TOPEKA, Kas., July 22.-UP)-Sun-
flowers-bouttonieres and badges-
sparkled among banners and bunt-
ing tonight in this state capital's spir-
ited welcome to throngs of visitors
for the formal notification of Gov.!
Alf M. Landon that he is the Re-
publican presidential nominee.
Miles of street were splashed with
color and trimmed with placards
proclaiming "Welcome G.O.P." and
"Landon-Knox."
Swinging across the Kaw River
into downtown Topeka-a city of 70,-
000-the visitor found a kaleido-
scopic view ahead.
Down the broad expanse of Kan-
sas Avenue en route to the state-
house, he passed under hundreds of
banners hung at short intervals
across the street, more than 100 feet
wide. b Buildings were draped with
red, white and blue. From every
available flagstaff fluttered the na-
tional colors.
Even fire hydrants were covered
with bunting. On light poles were
huge sunflowers. .
Blocks away, the visitor got a
glimpse of a gigantic likeness of Lan-
don, a painting five stories high.
Youths darted across the sidewalks
to offer for sale Landon-Knox sun-
flowers, wooden elephants, neckties
emblazoned with sunflowers and
others with the words "Landon for
President."
Following the line of march of
tomorrow's elaborately planned pa-
rade, the visitor turned west on Tenth
Street, one block to a 16-acre park.
There stands the stately capitol of
Kansas, its green dome lifting high
above the surrounding trees that
shade its grounds and obscure most
of its five high-ceilinged stories.
There, before the Grecian columns
of the south facade of the statehouse,
was a vast speaker's rostrum, where
more than 1,000 distinguished guests
will be seated about the nominee.
On a broad paved esplanade fac-
ing the stands were placed hundreds
of rows of additional seats. The
Chamber of Commerce predicted that

50,000 persons would crowd into the
park and surrounding streets.
Taxation Committee
Meets Here Today
A part of the taxation committee
for the Michigan Municipal League
will meet here at lunch today, accord-
ing to Harold D. Smith, director of
the League, to discuss the proposed
state constitutional amendment do-
ing away with the property tax, which
the League is understood to oppose.
"This is a purely preliminary meet-
ing, but I believe that in the near fu-
ture a report will be given out by the
League on this amendment, empha-
sizing the League's stand on the mat-
ter," Smith said last night. "The
committee plans to examine the legal
and technical phases of the proposed
amendment tomorrow."
Axaa+ima uith Smith will he TKen-

Private Gain Is Only Economic
Cause Of War, IHandman Claims

Says People Are Misled
Into BeliefThat National
Honor Is At Stake
By JOSEPH S. MATTES
The only economic cause of war
is the economy of a few powerful
individuals who profit fatly from the
natural resources of conquest, Prof.
Max S. Handman of the economics
department told a Summer Session
lecture audience yesterday in Na-
tural Science Auditorium. His topic
was "War and Economics."
"When we speak of war and eco-
nomics we may refer to individuals
who will profit by war and are suf-
ficiently powerful to tell the people
that it is to their advantage to go
to war," Professor Handman said.
"And there are individuals of that
type," he continued. "But they never
come to the nation with their per-
sonal reason. The nation would not
follow them because the common man
does not believe in war for economic
reasons.
"We know how they do it. They
never presenththe cause astan eco-
Tigers Beaten
By Athletics In
13-Hit Barrage
Auker Chased From Box
In Fifth After Blowing
Detroit's 5-Run Lead
Elden Auker;went to the mound for
the Tigers yesterday and was beaten
by one of Connie Mack's unknowns,
7-6.
The unknown was Herman Fink
who, after a bad first inning and
some nice fly chasing on the partof
the Philadelphia outfielders, Moses
and Puccinelli, settled down and held
the Tigers back while his team-mates
pounded out 13 hits and seven runs,
one more than the Tigers could push
across the plate.
Detroit started out with a four-
run spurt in the first inning and ad-j
ded another in the second. That gave
Auker a nice five-run lead to work
with, but he couldn't hold it. Burns
opened with a walk. Rogell forced
him at second and Gehringer walked.
Goslin scored Rogell with a single and
Walker scored Gehringer from sec-
ond with a scratch hit off Newsome.

nomic matter, but as a patrioticmat-
ter involving national honor."
As to the need of land for excess
population the need of its natural
resources being economic causes of
war, Professor Landman declared
they were decidedly not "because the
fundamental aspect of economics
is weighing and calculating costs. The
economic way is the one which yields
the largest returns."
The speaker pointed out that never
did a people, in contemplation of a
war, consider if conquest would be
economically profitable. He used the
Italian conquest of Ethiopia as an
example.
The cost of the Italo-Ethiopian
war, the speaker calculated, was
about 3 billion dollars and the cost
of transporting 5 million persons to
the conquered land during the next
hundred years, as the Italian govern-
ment intends, will be approximately
25 billion dollars.
"This 30 billion dollars, spread out
over 100 years, could not only im-
prove the living conditions for these
5 million people," he asserted, "but
could raise the living standard of all
Italy."
"Anyone interested in abolishing
war," Professor Handman said, "can
accomplish his purpose much better
when he knows what causes war, or
at least what does not cause war."
Racial differences among peoples
and the common characteristic of
greed, which he said could be elim-
inated, are not factors involved in
leading a country to war, he said.
Nationalism and false patriotism
are almost singly the factors, the
speaker said, and are the causes
which generated Fascism in Italy and
Naziism in Germany.
Mankind, he said, must recognize
the "unintelligent and fantastic
forces leading to war, and there is no
way to control war unless we see them
as real."
Black Legion' s
'Thrill-Killers'
Ordered Held
Five Cultists Wait Hearing
For Murder Of Negro
During Drinking Party

Murphy Says
His Party Will'
Win Michigan
Predicts Democratic Win
Through Labor Support
Of President
Ready To Canvass
Country For F.D.R.
Coughlin's Support Is Not
Confirmed By Governor
Of Philippine Islands
NEW YORK, July 22.-()-Frank
Murphy, Governor General of the]
Philippines and a candidate for the,
Democratic gubernatorial nomination
in Michigan, predicted today that
President Roosevelt would carry
Michigan in November.
Murphy, stopping overhere en-
route to Washington to discuss mat-
ters concerning the Philippines, said:'
"I think the chances for a Demo-
cratic victory in Michigan are ex-1
cellent.. The workers in Detroit and;
other labor centers of the State,
which make up about 60 per cent of
the population, are from 80 to 90 per
cent for President Roosevelt.
"They are for the President be-
cause they think he and his admin-
istration are responsive to the na-
tion's changing social and economic
needs."
He said he found sentiment in the
State stronger now than it was four
years ago, when the President car-
ried the State and a Democratic-Gov-
ernor was elected for the first time
in 100 years.
"We think this sentiment will in-
crease and not recede," he added.
Murphy said he expected to take
the stump for President Roosevelt
outside his state if he was asked to do
so.
Farley, who was present at the in-
terview, interrupted:
"Frank, you certainly will be asked
an.d I'm asking you right now to do
all the stumping you can."
Farley said he would go to Wash-
ington Thursday night and return to!
New York Friday night.
Murphy said Father Coughlin had
a substantial following inMichigan,
but added:
"I do not believe the Lemke ticket
will be strong in Michigan or any
other state. It will not affect the sit-
uation."
Asked if Father Coughlin would
support his candidacy for the guber-
natorial nomination, Murphy said:
"Father Coughlin is a friend of
mine and has been for many years,
but I don't know what his plans are."4
He said he talked with the Detroit
priest a short time ago, but would
not disclose the nature of their con-
versation.
St. Paul Officer
Denies Charges
Of Kidnapingr

Rebel Leader Proclaims
Immin ent Fall Of Madrid;
U.S. .N-ationals In Danger

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DETROIT, July 22.-(IP)-Five men
charged with the Black Legion "thrill
killing" of a Negro hod carrier dur-
ing a drinking party at a lake resortj
were ordered held today without bail,
for examination next Tuesday on

atate Department Seeks
Aid Of Private Shipping
To Evacuate Americans
Cruiser To Reach
Gibraltar Sunday
led Committee Takes Over
Distribution Of Arms In
Madrid
WASHINGTON, July 22.-(P)-The
tate Department tonight called on
L private shipping company for aid
n evacuating Americans at Barce-
ona, Spain after hearing that au-
;horities there were unable to guar-
ntee the safety of United States
'itizens and other foreigners.
WASHINGTON, July 22.-(P)-
?evealing that a number of Amern-
ans have been under fire for two I
[ays in their hotels in Madrid, the
kmerican embassy in the Spanish
apital today advised the State De-
)artment it was fortifying itself as a
efuge for all United States citizens
.n that city.v
This information, filed at 3 p.m. s
Madrid time and telling of a threat- t
med food shortage there, came close t
>n advices that authorities of two I
>ther revolution-torn Spanish cities p
-Barcelona and Malaga-had ac-
nowledged their inability to guaran-t
ee the safety of Americans and oth-E
r foreigners in those localities. a
(By the Associated Press)1
Fresh battles, with scores reported
killed and wounded, drew war-tornt
Spain's attention to a driving rebelF
advance in the North Wednesdays
night.
Simultaneously, Fascist planes and r
government warships engaged in anr
air-sea clash which sent shell frag-
nents whistling into British Gibral-
tar.
Liberals, seeking to halt the on-t
narching insurgents, fought to re-
gain the Northern resort town of San X
Sebastian in an all-day clash. Right-r
ist leaders asserted they held control
of generous areas East and North ofI
the scene.
In Washington the Department of1
State considered assigning an Ameri-
can fleet permanently in European
waters as a protective measure to
United States citizens.c
Secretary Hull disclosed such con-
sideration was being given after the
state department had ordered two_
American ships to Spain to evacuate
American nationals if necessary.
The Cruiser Quincy will arrive in
Gibraltar Sunday, the Navy Depart-
ment announced, while the battleship
Oklahoma sails from Cherbourg,
France, for Bilbao, Spain, at mid-
night tomorrow.
In Madrid itself, a "red commit-
tee" took over distribution of arms
while militiamen, aided by women,
organized motor .patrols to drive
rampaging Fascists from the streets.
Private reports to Paris asserted
government troops and rebels clashed
in two towns within 50 miles of the
capital. The battles were reported to
have occurred at Villalba and San
Martin de Valede Iglesias.
In Paris, the French Socialist Or-
gan owned by Premier Leon Blum ex-
tended sympathy to the Leftist Span-
ish government. The French govern-
ment, thenewspaper Le Populaire
said, is "entirely in fellowship with
Spain's anti-Fascist government."
350 Attend First
League Tea Dance

More than 350 students and mem-
bers of the faculty attended the first
tea dance of the Summer Session
held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. yester-
day in the League Ballroom.
Dr. Margaret Bell and Mrs. Lucile
B. Conger poured at the tea. Mary
Andrew was in charge of arrange-
ments and Marjorie Mackintosh in
charge of decorations. A group of

Goslin and
double steal
mon's hit.

New Camera Column To
Appear In Summer Daily
Beginning with today's issue,
The Daily will run a camera col-
umn titled "The Lens." The col-
umn is being conducted by Robert
L. Gach, an expert in all fields of
photography. Whether the column
will be run daily is to be deter-
mined by the number of questions
regarding photographic problems
being submitted to Mr. Gach.
Address all communications to
this column to Mr. Gach personal-
ly or to The Michigan Daily, May-
nard Street, Ann Arbor.

Heavy Fighting Reported
In North Of Spain; Both
Sides Claim Victory
British Stronghold
Threatened In Fight

Walker then pulled the
and both scored on Sim-
That was four runs and

another was added in the second.
when Auker singled and scored on
successive hits by Burns and Rogell.
That gave Auker a five-run lead to
work with.
Elden retired the A's in the first
and second but the fire-works began
in the third when he was touched for
four hits and three runs. That seemed
to be only a temporary relapse to
Manager Baker and he kept Auker
in the box. The big fifth inning
brought five hits and four more runs
and Auker was through. Phillips re-
leaved him and pitched good relief
ball but it was too late. Auker hasn't
finished a game since June 30 and
has been driven from the mound in
five successive starts.
The current four-game series will
conclude today with Rowe pitching
the rubber game for Detroit which he
must win if the Tigers expect to win
the series.
Opening Night
Of'The Pigeon
Draws Crowd
The opening night of Galsworthy's
"The Pigeon" featuring Whitford
Kane drew a large number of mem-
bers of the faculty and students last
night at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre.
Among the members of the faculty
present were a number of representa-
tives from the speech department in-
cluding Prof. Waldo Abbott, director
of the broadcasting station, Prof. Gail
E. Densmore and Mrs. Densmore,
and William P. Halstead. Prof. John
L. Brumm, chairman of the journal-
ism department, and Mrs. Brumm
were also present.
From the School of Music were
Prof. Earl V. Moore and Mrs. Moore,
Glenn McGeoch and Prof. Palmer
0.ri..se.n n nri Mrs Christiann.

murder and kidnap charges.
The five refused to plead at their
arraignment before Recorder's Judge,
Edward J. Jeffries, contending the
case should be in the jurisdiction of
Livingston County and not Wayne
County (Detroit). The court entered
pleas of innocent for them.
The bullet pierced body of the
Negro, Silas Coleman, 42, was found
in a swamp in Livingston County late
in May, 1935. But Wayne County
Prosecutor Duncan C. McCrea said
the men would be tried here as the
slaying was the culmination of a
crime begun in Detroit.
Those arraigned were Harvey Da-
'vis, Black Legion "colonel"; Ervin D.,
Lee, Jack Bannerman, Charles Rouse,
and James Roy Lorance. The first
three are waiting trial on charges of
kidnaping and slaying Charles A.
Poole May 12 in the roadside "execu-
tion" which disclosed the existence of
the black-cloaked terrorist organiza-
tion.
. The new charges were placed
against the five after Dayton Dean,
confessed "triggerman" in the Poole
killing, told McCrea Coleman was
lured to the swamp and shot to
death "just for the hell of it."
Dean was not in court today but
Lorance, who corroborated Dean's
story in a statement to McCrea, was
the recipient of baleful glances from
the other defendants. Lorance ad-
mitted seeing Coleman slain but de-
nied he had fired his own revolver.
Reservations Due
For Milford Trip
Reservations for the seventh in the
series of Summer Session excursions,
to beheld Saturday morning to the
IGeneral Motors Proving Ground a'
Milford, must be made by noon to-
day, it was announced yesterday.
Reasons for the early reservations
are made necessary because of the

Denunciation Of
Treaties Is Topic
Of McNair Talk J
o0
[nternational Law Expert t
Of Cambridge To Speak w
At 8:15 P.M. Today !d
{n
Prof. Arnold D. McNair of the Uni-N
versity of Cambridge will deliver a s
pecial lecture on "The Denuncia- s
ion of Treaties" to members of the
summer Session on International n
Law at 8:15 p.m. today in Room 1025,' s
Angell Hall.p
Recognizect as one of the most dis-
inguished living authorities in Great t
Britain on the subject of internation- v
al law, Professor McNair was not or-N
ginally on the Summer Session pro--
gram, but has been brought here n
through the efforts of Prof. Jesse S. a
Reeves, director of the Summer Ses- G
sion on International Law. t
Professor McNair is the author of a
many books and articles upon inter-
national law and relations and editor
of the English "Digest of Cases inh
International Law."
He is in the United States this
summer as guest lecturer at Colum-N
bia University, and is making his spe-
cial visit to Ann Arbor for the pur- i
pose of delivering his lecture and o
meeting with the members of the q
Summer Session on Internationalb
Law.
Professor Reeves will deliver the
last evening address of the session ona
"International Boundaries" Monday. u
There are numerous morning lecturesr
scheduled, however, before the close
of the session at noon, July 31. l
Miller To Talk
1 . e1
On Neutrality, *
Ethiopia Todayt
Col. Henry W. Miller of the engi-t
neering college will speak on "Neu-,Y
trality and Ethiopia" at 5 p.m. to-
day in Natural Science Auditorium in 1
an illustrated lecture of the Summer
Session series.
Colonel Miller came to the Uni-
versity in 1921as head of the me-
chanism and engineering drawing de-
partment. Previous to that he had1
taught at the University of Illinois'
and had acted as chief engineer of
the Baltimore Copper Smelting and1
Rolling Co.
During the World War he acted as
assistant to the chief of the artillerys
division in Washington, D. C. He
was decorated with the Chevalier Le-
gion of Honor.
He is author of Descriptive Geom-
etry, Mechanical Drafting, Railway
Artillery, American Seacoast Artil-
lery, Mobile Artillery, and the Paris
Gun.
Lindberghs Arrive
At Berlin Airport
BERLIN, July 22.(P) - The
Charles A. Lindberghs, in informal
mood, sped over Europe today to a
heel-clicking Nazi welcome at Staa-
ken airport and prospects of an early
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5,000 Refugees Throng
Colony; British Fear
Food Shortage
CEUTA, Spanish Morocco, July
22. - (P) - General Francisco
Franco, leader of the military re-
bellion, in a broadcast tonight
said the fall of Madrid was "im-
minent."
WITH REBEL HEADQUARTERS
N NORTHERN SPAIN NEAR VERA,
uly 22.-Raging battles, with scores
f dead and wounded, were reported
onight to leaders of the northern
ing of Spain's rebel army.
Both the military insurgents and
efending loyalists claimed a victory
ear San Sebastian, but an all-day
attle over the northern resort town
till held the conflicting forces in
pirited opposition.
The revolutionary leaders an-
ounced their troops were driving
teadily through the upper tier of
rovinces.
Heavy government forces main-
ained strong defenses near Irun in a
igorous attempt to regain San Se-
iastian.
Colonel Villanueva, rebel com-
nander of' this sector, asserted the
inti-government forces held Vigo,
*orunna and Orense as well as all
erritory eastward toward the semi-
utonomous state of Catalonia.
He said he lacked reports from
Bilbao and Oviedo, but they were al-
o rumored to have fallen into the
hands of rebels.
The main column of the northern
army commanded by Gen. Emileo
Mola was reported slowly approach-
ng Madrid in the Burgos'region, but
other unconfirmed advices to head-
quarters said the commander had
been slain in an encounter with lef-
tists.
General Mola's army was described
as a picturesque horde of royalist vol-
unteers wearing berets, Fascists with
red and black ari bands together
with numbers of military insurrec-
tionists.
To frontier posts came reports the
rebels were marching southward in
skirmishes with advance guards of
150,000 hastily-mobilized leftist mil-
itamen dispatched from Madrid.
Some leftists captured by the mil-
itary insurgents were lined up against
the village walls and shot
Colonel Villaneuva claimed all ter-
ritory northeastward toward Portugal
to Santander for his forces with the
exception of Irun and Spanish Be-
hobia which are government strong-
holds.
GIBRALTAR, July 22.-A')-Anti-
aircraft shells burst high over this
famous rock tonight and hundreds
fled for shelter from a raging air-sea
battle between loyal Spanish war-
ships and a rebel fleet of warplanes.
Exploding shells menaced the Brit-
ish city. Residents and refugees were
panicky. Splinters crashed at Eur-
opa, southernmost point of the rock;
a "dud" plumped into the sea near a
commercial coal mole; a shell blew
apart high over the Catholic cathed-
ral; shrapnel fell near the luxurious
Rock Hotel, high on the west face of
Gibraltar.
The warships, lying off the rebel
hotbeds of Algeciras and La Linea,
trained their guns on the bombard-
ing planes as the fliers dodged low
to escape the vicious fire.
In the loyal fleet were the cruisers
Jaime I, the Libertad, and the Cer-
vantes. Their crewmen were refused
permission to enter Gibraltar for
supplies, and British gunners, as a
precautionary measure, manned po-
sitions on the upper rock.
Fifteen thousand refugees from
Spain and Morocco flooded Gibralt-
ar. threatening the colony with a food

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Toni Brown On Trial
Being 'Fingerman'
Hamm Case

For
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ST. PAUL, July 22.--(A)-A wit-
ness-stand denial that he aided the
kidnapers he was assigned to hunt
was Tom Brown's answer today to'
charges which led to his suspension
from the police department after 22
years as a member.
Brown, who was St. Paul police
chief from 1930 to 1932, was a de-
fense witness in the Federal court
trial of John (Jack) Peifer, St. Paul
night club operator. Peifer is
charged with participation in the
$100,000 abduction of William Hamm,
Jr.
Later the defendant himself took
the witness stand to deny the govern-
ment's charges that he received $10,-
000 for acting as "fingerman," for the
actual kidnaping.
Brown's testimony broke a silence
he had maintained since last Friday,
when Byron Bolton, confessed kid-
naper testifying for the government,
declared the officer received $25,000
for informing the kidnap gang of po-
lice movements after the brewer was
seized June 15, 1933.
rmh former nnlie chief not only

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