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And The Devil
Take The Hindmost..

Official Publication Of The Summer Session


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Gov. Landon's
Speech Evokes
Expected Guff
Jim Farley Says Alf 'More
Concerned With Dodging
Issues' In Address
G.O.P. Leader Says
'A Great Speech'
President Vacationing On
Yacht Off Nova Scotia.
Refuses To Comment
WASHINGTON, July 24. -( )-
The speech by Governor Alf M. Lan-
don accepting the Republican presi-
dential nomination evoked criticism
and praise today amidst a series of
other developments bearing on the
political campaign.
James M. Farley, in a statement as
the Democratic chairman, said the
Kansan appeared "more concerning
with dodging" than with definite dis-
cussing his principles last night.
Republican headquarters in Chi-
cago made public messages of com-
mendation including one by Governor
Harry W. Nice of Maryland, saying
it was "a great speech" giving "the
honest and sound views of a great
American.' Inr another, Charles D.
Hilles, the national committeeman
for New York said "his unequivocal
declaration for the unshackling of
initiative to free the spirit of Amer-
ican enterprise is most heartening."
Makes No Comment
President Roosevelt, who heard the
address on his vacation schooner og
the Nova Scotian coast, made no com-
Back at his desk early to find a
number of congratulatory telegrams
Governor Landon and his manager
-John D, M. Hamilton-got to work
on a campaign itinerary. The nom-
inee said in press conference he pre-
ferred to leave any amplification of
his views on the farm and business
problems to later speeches.
Among the happenings of the day,
Senator Carter Glass (Dem., Va.) said
it was "nonsense" to interpret a re-
cent assertion by him as indicative
that he would "take a walk" from
his party.
"Whither would I walk?" he asked
reporters. "The Republican platform
and nominee are certainly as far away
from those things I mentioned as any
Democrat could be."
His statement in question was that
"we now have a system of government
of privilege and discrimination."
In press conference here, Chairman
Farley again predicted reelection of
the President by more electoral votes
than in 1932 and said "no bolting
Democ.rat will draw enough support
from others" to affect New Deal
Vandenberg Heard From
Regarding the reaction to the ex-
ecutive order placing all postmast-
erships under the civil service, he said
no such, move would have been neces-
sary "if the Republicans had voted
for one of those civil service bills in
Congress last year."
In a statement at Grand Rapids,
meanwhile, S e n a t o r Vandenberg
(Rep., Mich.) said the Roosevelt order
was "a neat scheme to give life jobs
to existing Farley incumbents. Typ-'
ically Rooseveltian is the fact that
this thing is done by executive order,
rather than by legislation."
The future course of the Rev.
Charles E. Coughlin in his announced
intention to do all possible to defeat
the President was a subject of spec-
ulation. Reliable sources at Vatican

City said a trans-Atlantic conversa-
tion took place between officials there
and Father Coughlin last week. He
has since apologized for calling, the
President a "liar," but whether the
conversation had to do with that was
not stated.
Watermelon Cut Is
Given For Students
Last night the League garden was
the scene of the Watermelon Cut
sponsored by the League in honor)
of the southern students and faculty
More than 150 people took their
trun at receiving their share of the
watermelon which was served with-
out forks or plates. Many southern
states were well represented by the
groups talking on the lawn.
Louisiana was represented by Mr.
and Mrs. F H. Fenn, Dr. Thompson,
ti'- -lN'-ci Mirh111 'rwhile Mr.



Gasoline Man Has Hectic
Day While Slightly Oiled


MARQUETTE, July 24.--03) -
Phil Aird, gasoline station oper-
ator here, is at liberty under bond to
appear Monday morning before Mu-
nicipal Judge Alfred H. Westlake,
charged with driving while intoxi-
Here is what police report Aird
did while driving a few minutes be-
fore his arrest-sideswiped an auto-
mobile, jumped a curb and struck a
telephone pole, crossed the yard, dam-
aged a porch and front of a house,
tore down shrubbery, small trees and
a fence, and finally came to a stop
when he crashed into the side of a
Officers Detain
Girl's Uncle In
Asheville Case
Mark Wollner Is Released
After Being Questioned
For Nearly A Week
ASHEVILLE, N. C., July 24.-(P)-
Deputy Tom Brown announced to- -
night the release of Mark Wollner,
35-year-old concert violinist, de-
tained for questioning in the Helen
Clevenger murder case since Satur-
day night.
ASHEVILLE, N. C., July 24.-UP)-
Sheriff Laurence E. Brown announced
early tonight Prof. W. L. Clevenger
of N. C. State College had been "de-
tained for investigation" in connec-
tion with the slaying of his niece,
Helen Clevenger, here July 16.
Brown said the 54-year-old bach-
elor, a member of the faculty at
State College, was taken into custody
at 3 p.m., soon after he arrived here
from attending his niece's funeral in
No Confession
"I had hoped to have a confession
for your boys by 7 p.m.," the sheriff
said,, "but I am unable to give it .to
you. "I may not have for a week or
ten days yet."n
The sheriff declined to say if
Clevenger was the man he had pre-
viously said he suspected of being the
ravisher-murderer of the young co-
ed and had promised to arrest by 7
o'clock tonight.
Clevenger's work as a dairy spe-
cialist at North Carolina State Col-
lege takes him upon frequent tours
of the state and the 18-year-old New
York University honor student was
accompanying her uncle on one of
these trips when she was slain ten
days ago.
It was Clevenger who reported find-
ing the body of his niece in her room
at a fashionable resort hotel lIere at
8 a.m.-seven hours after the hour
officers fixed as the time she was
slain by the man who ravished her.
Clevenger, a native of Shelby, O.,
is stocky, and partly bald. He
weighs about 170 pounds.
Smithers, Brennan
Unhurt In Accident
John Smithers, halfback of the
University football team, and John
C. Brennan, a sophomore end candi-
date, escaped injury today when their
automobile collided with a truck near
the Michigan Stadium.
Smithers' home is Elkhart, Ind.
Brennan lives in Racine, Wis.
The trailer of the truck, driven by
Al J. Demand, 31, of Jackson, for
the Reynolds Spring Co., overturned,
blocking traffic on the main Jack-
son-Detroit route for an hour.

Eastern Votes
Draw Landon
For Campaign
Republican Nominee Drive
To Be In Pennsylvania
And New York States
Governor To Speak
Only Three Times
Prairie Statesman Returns
To Birthplace During
First Campaign Trip
TOPEKA, Kans., July 24.-()-
New York and Pennsylvania, whose
voters control nearly one-third of
the electoral ballots needed to name
the next President, were chosen by
Gov. Alf. M. Landon today for open-
ing his eastern field campaign
against the New Deal.
After a talk with the Republican
candidate which began over the lun-
cheon table and extended into the
afternoon, John D. M. Hamilton, Na-
tional Chairman, announced to news-
men Landon would travel to West
Middlesex, Pa., and Chautauqua and
Buffalo, New York, in late August.
"My judgment is that these points
will be the extent of the first trip
east," Hamilton said.
To Visit Birthplace
The date on which Landon will
leave for the east, he added, will be
between Aug. 20 and Aug. 25-the
exact day to be announced Monday
or Tuesday at Chicago headquarters.
West Middlesex is Landon's birth-
place. During his youth he spent
many summers at Chautauqua, where'
he met his first wife.
In reply to questions, Hamilton said
Landon probably will make another
eastern trip later. He said a speech
in New York City before election day
was a "fair guess."
New York voters control 46 bal-
lots in the presidential electoral col-
lege and Pennsylvania's 36. This
aggregate of 82 compares with the
total electoral college vote of 531
and the 266 majority required to elect.
Beyond the first eastern trip, Ham-
ilton said he discussed with Landon
the general question of campaign
Mrs. Landon Beads West
"I think we arrived at some con-
clusions but nothing specific enough
to announce," he said.
Replying to another question,
Hamilton said he was "not in a posi-
tier to say anything" on whether
Landon would take another Estes
Park, Colo., trip before the Pennsyl-
vania-New York swing. Mrs. Lan-
don headed westward tonight to re-
join her two children, three-year-
old Nancy Jo and two-year-old Jack,
on the Landon summer ranch. Friends
have expected the Governor to return
there before the heat of the fall cam-
As Hamilton received newsmen in
the Governor's office--Landon re-
mained at the executive mansion
during the afternoon--a secretary
told him "Gov. Ely is on the phone.
(Continued on Page 4)
NEW YORK, July 24.-(P)-Over-
shooting by a wide margin the peak
earnings of the boom years, Chrysler
Corp. reported today the largest
profits in its history for the June
quarter and first half of the year.
With release of the figures the com-
pany also established a record in divi-
dend payments by ordering a distri-
bution of $4 a share on the capital

stock. This will involve a distrbiu-
tion of more than $17,300,000.

Gallagher Will
Offer Defense
For Coughlin
Detroit Bishop Is Expected
To Defend Radio Priest
In Vatican City
Apology Is Printed
In 'Social Justice'
N.U.S.J. Head Is Silent
About Rumored Contact
With Church Authorities
VATICAN CITY, July 24.--()-
Bishop Michael Gallagher of Detroit
was expected tonight in high Vatican
circles to make an earnest defense of
Father Charles E. Coughlin, who faces
possible discipline for political activi-
Bishop Gallagher, whom prelates
call the "Fighting Bishop," is to ar-
rive in Naples tomorrow enroute to
an audience with Pope Pius.
One of the subjects of their confer-
ence, high church circles believed,
may be the radio priest's characteri-
zation of President Roosevelt as a
"liar," a denunciation for which he
publicly apologized yesterday.
Vatican officials talked with the
Imerican priest by transatlantic
telephone last week, a reliable source
declared. Whether the conversation
had any connection with the apology
was not disclosed.
Gallagher Chided Coughlin
Prelates tonight called attention
to the "mildness" of a statement
made by Bishop Gallagher after the
priest attacked the President.
Then, they said, Gallagher "chid-
ed" Father Coughlin. This was be-
lieved to indicate, these sources close
to the Vatican said, the bishop would
probably exert his influence to save
his subordinate from possible criti-
Bishop Gallagher was not expected
to see the Holy Father until Monday
or Tuesday of next week. During the
interim, he will probably interview
cardinals of the Consistorial Congre-
gation which deals with American af-
fairs. He was especially planning to
see Msgr. Vincenzo Santoro, assessor
of the congregation, it was reported.
Prelates pointed out it would be
difficult for the Pope to take any dis-
ciplinary action against Father
Coughlin merely on the ground that
the radio priest had taken part in
DETROIT, July 24.--(Mh-Father
Charles E. Coughlin withheld com-
ment today upon reports that he had
been in telephone communication
with high church authorities in Vati-
can City prior to his published apol-
ogy to President Roosevelt whom he
called a "liar" in a recent address.
Members of the priest's staff, how-
ever, said, he had talked with his
tContinued on Page 4
Petitions Filed
By Welsh And
Gov. Fitzerald
LANSING, July 24.-(P)-Petitions
qualifying Governor Fitzgerald and
George W. Welsh of Grand Rapids
as gubernatorial candidates in oppos-
ing party primaries were accepted by

the Secretary of State today.
Leslie P. Kefgen, of Bay City, chair-
man of the State Prison Commission,
filed petitions bearing 23,448 signa-
tures-the maximum the lawper-
mits-to qualify the Governor as a
candidate for renomination in the
Republican primary.
Kefgen said a total of 200,000 sig-
natures had been gathered for Gov-
ernor Fitzgerald by party workers.
The Governor never has announced
formally his intention of seeking re-
election, but no one has questioned
his intention of running.
William H. Leininger, of Detroit,
campaign manager for Welsh, filed
approximately twice the number of
signatures required-5,756- to qual-
ify his candidate in the Democratic
primaries. He said approximately
80,000 signatures have been gatherer
for Welsh.
Leiningersaid Welsh has complet-
ed a tour of the Upper Peninsula anc

State Department Hears
From U.S. Ambassador;
Loyalists Retain Madrid

Red Sox Mar
Tiger Flag Day
With 7-4 Win
Jimmy Foxx Blasts 27tht
Homer; Boston Knocksi
Sorrell Out In Ninth i
DETROIT, July 24.-(P)-The Bos-
ton Red Sox marred flag-raising day
for the Detroit Tigers today by push-
ing over three runs in the tenth in-
ning to win a bitterly contested bat-t
the, 7 to 4.
The Tigers led 4 to 2 going intoi
the ninth inning, but the Red Sox
batted Victor Sorrell from the box1
and put over two tallies totie thef
score, with the aid of a bad throw byt
Marvin Owen. Relief pitcher Roxie
Lawson yielded two bases on balls
and three hits as Boston went on to
win in the tenth.
The defeat dropped the Tigers intoR
a tie with Boston for fourth place in]
the League standings.
As an omen of the misfortune that
was to dog the Tigers during the
game, the Halyard broke as the world1
championship flag was being raised1
and only the American League pen-
nant could be hoisted on the flagpole
in center field.
Judge Kensaw Mountain Landis,1
high commissioner of baseball; Wil-
liam A. Harridge, president of the
American League; Walter O. Briggs,'
owner of the Tigers, and Thomas A.
Yawkey, owner of the Red Sox, oc-
cupied a box for the flag-raising cer-
emonies. With them sat Mickey
Cochrane, Tiger manager, who left
Ford hospital to receive official rec-
ognition for piloting the team to its
first world championship.
Sorrell received the pitching as-
signment as the ranking veteran of
the Tiger mound staff. After a shaky
second inning when the Red Sox got
one run, he pitched scoreless ball un-
til the eighth, when Jimmy Foxx got
his 27th homer.
All 48 Are Invited
To Dance At Leaue
"All States' Night" will be celebrat-
ed at the dance to be held at the
League tonight.
Al Cowan and his band will play
fo the dance and will have special
pieces for a number of the different
states. Frances Thornton will be in
charge of listing the home states of
people attending.
Hostesses and their states as an-
nounced by Elva Pascoe are: Kath-
ryn Butler, Mich., Florence Sohn-
lein, O., Grace Schultz, Mich., Jose-
phine Couch, O., Marjorie Jackson,
Mich., Ruth Pobamz, Mich.. Helen
Woofenden, Mich., Marjorie Stefan,
Ill., and Janet Lillibridge, Penn.
Other hostesses are: Betty Jean
Pence, Mich., Helen Harrington,
Mich., Frances Thornton, Mich.,
Thelma Cooper, Mich., Ona Thorn-
ton, Mich., Helen Ziefle, Mich., Mar-
jorie Mackintosh, Ind., Dorothy Arm-
strong, Mich., Georgia York, Mich.,
Kathryn Marie Hall, Mich., Alice
Humbert, Mich., Augusta Holmstock,
Penn., Mary Gawdy, Mich.

Green-Eyed Barber
To Get Gallows Or
Life Imprisonment
LOS ANGELES, July 24.- (P) -
The wife murder case against seven-
times-married Robert James was
taken behind the closed door of a jury
room tonight-but in court the man
who confessed buying rattlesnakes
for the accused barber bared a new
Charles Hope, an ex-sailor, accuses
James of trying to kill him after
the death of the seventh Mrs. James
-a death the state charges was mur-
der for life insurance. Hope's story,
came as he renewed his plea of guiltyI
in the case.1
Hope was adjudged guilty by Su-
perior Judge Charles W. Ficke who1
earlier had instructed the James' jury
that the green-eyed barber must be
sentenced to the gallows, life impris-
onment-or freed.
"Now that the trial is concluded
and the case has been given to the
jury, I can state that I am satisfied
Robert James murdered his wife," the
judge told Hope.
He withheld sentencing the ex-
sailor. Because of the degree of his
guilt-first degree murder-it must
be either the gallows or life imprison-
"I was never sure of my life," said
Hope, recalling the days after the
bathtub drowning of the second Mrs.
He said James once poured him a
drink of whisky and Hope almost
"Two or three times he tried to
get me to go into the ocean swimming;
with him at the beach," Hope testi-
"Each time I told him-'Oh, hell
no, I'm not going near the water
with you."
The James case reached the jury
late today. More than a month after
the trial opened June 22.
Second Vesper
Service To Be
The second in the Summer Session
series of evening vespers will be held
at 7 p.m. Sunday on the steps of
the General Library by Ann Arbor
churches, it was announced yesterday
by Dr. Edward W. Blakeman, Univer-
sity counselor in religious education.
In addition to mass singing, Mil-
dred Olson will sing "Green Pastures"
by Sanderson to the accompaniment
of pianist Mae Nelson. Prof. David
Mattern of the School of Music will
direct the music.
Prayers and devotionals will be led
by the Rev. Howard Chapman. Pro-
grams will be available to everyone
and the Men's Glee Club will give
special selections."Dr. Blakeman is
directing the services.
"Outdoor singing of sacred music,
always greatly enjoyed by our Sum-
mer School Session students, is made
possible by the cooperation of Ann
Arbor churches," Dr. Blakeman said.
"Being true to the vesper idea means
that it is a music service in which
everyone may take part."

Claude G. Bowers Reports
American Boats Are
Docked InSpain
British Ships Take
U.S. Citizens Away
Government Gives Leave
To Workers In Madrid
Who Served. Army
WASHINGTON, July 24.-(P)-The
State Department tonight established
hirect telephone communication with
Ambassador Claude G. Bowers at
Fuenterrabia, Spain, and was assured
y him that he was all right.
The Ambassador himself reported
that the American Battleship Okla-
oma and the Coast Guard Cutter
Cayuga were in San Sebastian har-
oor but that all Americans who de-
ired to leave had departed on a
British vessel just before the two
hips reached there.
Revealing these facts, the State
Department announced that Secre-
ary Hull tried unsuccessfully during
the afternoon to reach the American
embassy either at Madrid or San
Sebastian by Transatlantic telephone,
but that about 8:30 p.m. (E.S.T.) a
connection was made with Bowers
direct, at his summer villa at Fuen-
At that hour; Secretary Hull had
left the department, but Assistant
Secretary of State Wilbur J. Carr
spoke with Bowers.
MADRID, July 24.-P)-A rebel
advance on Madrid from the North-
west was smashed In a day-long bat-
tle in the Guadarrama Mountains and
the government claimed tonight the
danger of attack on the capital had
been definitely averted for the pres-
The invaders, driven off with
heavy losses by massed battalions of
civil guards, assault guards and mil-
itia in the conflict on the rough
mountain slopes, were reported to-
night in full flight toward Sevovia.
So confident was the government
of a complete victory that it ordered
the militia whichthad been patrolling
the capital's streets in private cars
to go back to work. Only official ve-
hicles will be permitted on the streets,
the government announced.
At the same time, however, it or-
dered conscripts who had been sched-
uled to join the colors in November
to report August 1.
WASHINGTON, July 24.-(P)-The
State Department's announcement of
its conversation with United States
Ambassador Claude G. Bowers was
as follows:
"Ambassador Bowers reported that
he is quite all right, that the Okla-
homa and the Cayuga are now in San
Sebastian harbor but that all Ameri-
cans desiring to leave had departed
on the British vessel just before the
two American vessels arrived.
"In speaking of general conditions
in Spain, the Ambassador said that
reports received are contradictory. He
is cut off from communication with
Seville, and Madrid, but in San Se-
bastian there has been serious fight-
Bullets Strike Hotel
"Stray bullets have struck the hotel
where the' American chancery is lo-
cated, and two hotels have been taken
over for hospitals. Martial law is in
effect from Barcelona to Malaga
along the Spanish coast.
"Rebels have Pamplona, Bugos,
and Saragosa.
"In San Sebastian the government
is in control.
"The government is also in control
of Madrid.
"The Ambassador explained that he
was unable to cross the border to sub-
mit telegraphic reports since all
traffic even in diplomatic cars was

closed and that he was depending
entirely upon radio.
"In Seville the rebels are in control
and from that point they are broad-
casting stories of rebel successes."
Deep ,concern had been felt here
over the safety of Bowers in a situa-
tion which previously had seen the

Austerity Of Clements' Library
Bows To 'New Yorker's' Humor

Hubert Skidmore Now Writing
Sequel To 'Lif t Up Thine Eyes'

The William L. Clements Libraryl
is fafhous throughout the country
for its rare collection of volume upon;
volume dealing with all phases and
periods of American history. It has
been always the haven of the most
serious students and is not, in fact,
generally open to undergraduates.
Therefore, it is somewhat of a sur-
prise to learn that the library's di-
rector, Randolph G. Adams, has re-
cently acquired for the library a sec-
ond original drawing of cartoons pub-
lished in the "New Yorker."
However, as one member of the Li-I
brarystaff explained, the acquisition
of the drawings is "only in keeping j

Morgan stamping their cards.
A letter to the magazine brought
Mr. Williams' original drawing to Ann
The second cartoon, by Alan Dunn,
shows two scholars searching through
dozens of books in a library. The
caption, a remark of one of the men,
is "The only source I can find is a
contemporary named Sol Bloom."
RepresentativefBloom, it will be re-
called, was active during the George
Washington Bicentennial program-
so active, indeed, in writing about
Washington and in getting his name
on various bicentennial publications
that he appears on a legion of his-

With one accredited novel behind
him, Hubert Skidmore, winner of the
1935 Hopwood Award, is lifting up'
his eyes toward a promising future.
Having received the recognition and
encouragement of many critics and
other outstanding personages in the
literary field, Mr. Skidmore, who is
at present vacationing in Ann Arbor,
is at work on a sequel to his first
novel, "I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes."
William Rose Benet of the "Satur-
day Review," and Stark Young of the
"NeweRepublic," havewspoken highly
of the novel which won Mr. Skid-

Cutlip, .her husband, Nat, and their
children, Ben, Effie, Blossom, and
John, who bravely try to resist the
encroachment of industrialization
upon their peaceful existence on
Cherry Knob, where they try in vain
to eke out a living from the soil.
The sequel to the story concerns Ben,
whose extreme sensitiveness causes
him difficulty to cope with people.
"Maw Cutlip, Ben, and John are
real people," said Mr. Skidmore, who
received his early "book-larnin" "in
just such a one-room school as he
describes in his book, "and the other
characters are ones I have seen or
heard about."


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