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The Weather
Lower Michigan: Generally
fair today and tomorrow; not
much change in temperature.


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Official Publication Of The Summer Session


Prof. Reeves
To Give Final
Legal Lecture
Nations' Boundaries To Be
Subject Of Tomorrow
Night's Speech
Noted For Work On
International Law
Has Been Member Of U. S.
Permanent Justice Court
For 11 Years
Speaking on "International Boun-
daries," a subject on which he is
recognized as an outstanding author-
ity, Prof. Jesse S. Reeves, chairman
of the University political science de-
partment, will deliver the concluding
lecture in the annual series spon-
sored by the Summer Session on
Teaching International Law at 8 pm.
tomorrow in Room 1025 A.H.
Professor Reeves is known as a
distinguished political scientist, par-
ticularly in the field of international
law. As dean of the Summer Ses-
sion on Teaching International Law,
now in its fifth year, he is. teaching
- courses and acting as the leader of
group conferences in addition to pre-
senting tomorrow's lecture.
In addition to his long career in
the teaching profession, Professor
Reeves was an active member of the
bar for 10 years, after having been
admitted in 1897.
Since 1925, Professor Reeves has
been a member of the Permanent
Court of American Justice. He was
also , lecturer in the Academy of In-
ternational Law at The Hague in
1924, and since 1925 has been the
American member of the Pan-Ameri-
can Commission of Jurists, for the
codification of international law.
He is a member of numerous dis-
tinguished societies, including the
American Society of International
Law, the American History Associa-
tion, the American Political Science
Association, The American Institute
of International Law, and the Inter-
national Law Association.
Professor Reeves has taught his-
tory and political science at the
Women's College of Baltimore, Johns
Hopkins University, Dartmouth Col-
lege, the University of Chicago, and
the University of Michigan.
The speaker has also published es-
says and reviews in various publi-
cations and has written several au-
thoritative works, notably "American
Diplomacy Under Tyler and Polk"
and "La Communaute Internation-
Second Vesper
Service To Be
Held Tonirht
Mildred Olson Will Sing
Solo; Prof. Mattern To
Lead Mass Singing
Mildred Olson will be the featured
soloist at the second Summer Ses-
sion vesper services to be held at
7 p.m. on the steps of the General
Library. Miss Olson will sing "Green
Pasture" by Sanderson and will be
accompanied by Mae Nelson, pianist.
The vespers are being sponsored by

the Ann Arbor churches, Dr. Edward'
W. Blakeman, University counselor in
religious education, announced Fri-'
Prayers and devotionals will be led
by the Rev. Howard Chapman of the
First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor.
Mass singing will be led by Prof.
David Mattern of the School of Music.,
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 Session students, is made possible
by -the cooperation of Ann Arbor
churches," Dr. Blakeman said. "Be-
ing true to the vesper idea means
that it is a music service in which
everyone may take part," he added.
The program of the vesper services,
as well as the words of all the songs
to be sung tonight, can be found on
page 3 of this issue of The Daily
Programs will also be available at the

America's Baldheads
Finally Acquit Delilah
RACINE, Wis., July 25.-P)-
Weary but satisfied they had dis-
proved the theory of the source of
Samson's strength, athletes of the
Bald-Headed Men's Club of The
World, Inc., competed in their first
"Olympic" games today and then
relaxed to the strains of a smooth-
pated orchestra.
The heavyweight hairless heads-
men, scoffing at the ancient story
that Samson's muscular prowess was
cut off with his hair, ran, leaped and
shouted in strenuous events for which
the times and distances were con-
veniently forgotten.
Although a baldheaded doctor and
two stretcher-bearers wereon duty all
afternoon, only one bald athlete had
the top of his head treated for sun-
Dorr To Speak
Tomorrow On
Bromage And Keniston To
Give Other Lectures On
This Week's Series
"Constitutional Reform and the
Supreme Court" will be the topic of
Prof. Harold M. Dorr of the political
science department in the first Sum-
mer Session lecture of this, week at
5 p.m. tomorrow in Natural Science
Professor Dorr must deal mainly
with the power of Congress to legis-
late social and economic reforms, but
will also devote considerable time to
reform by a constitutional amend-
ment readjusting the respective pow-
ers of the Federal administration and
Congress. He will also discuss the
possibilities of reform within the
scope of the present administration.
Prof. Arthur W. Bromage, also of
the political science department, will
lecture on "The Forty-Eight Inde-
structible States" at 5 p.m. Tuesday
in Natural Science Auditorium. Wed-
nesday a lecture on astronomy will be
delivered on a subject announced in
Tuesday's Daily.
The final lecture of the week will
be given by Prof. Hayward Keniston
of the University of Chicago on "Mod-
ern Poets of Spain and Spanish Amer-
Prof. Clevenger
Released, But
StaysIn, Jail
ASHEVILLE, N. C., July 25.-()-
Sheriff E. Brown announced tonight
he had released Prof. W. L. Clev-
enger, uncle of Helen Clevenger, slain
in her hotel room here, but that the
54-year-old bachelor "chose" to re-
main in jail.
"Professor Clevenger was released
by me this afternoon, but he is vol-
untarily remaining in jail to cooper-
ate with us in solving the murder of
his niece."
The sheriff made his announcement
after Superior Court Judge R. Don-
ald Phillips of Rockingham disclosed
he had signed a writ of habeas cor-
pus for the professor's release.
Clevenger, dairy specialist at N. C.
State College, was taken into custody
at 3 p.m. yesterday on his return from
Ohio, where he attended the funeral
of his 18-year-old niece.
He was the seventh person to be
detained in the investigation of the
murder of the blonde young honor

Pollock Urges
Less Politics
In State Jobs
His Commission Attacks
'Political Assessments'
Of SpoilsSystem
Payrolls Diverted
To Campaign Funds
Says Civil Service Would
Do Away With Such
Waste Of Time, Money
Prof. James K. Pollock's Civil Serv-
ice Study Commission yesterday at-
tacked the "political assessment"
phase of the spoils system, charging
it enabled hundreds of thousands of
taxpayers' dollars, spent ostensibly
for state payrolls, to be diverted to
the coffers of political campaign
The long-existing political activity
of state employes while drawing state
salaries was also subjected to criti-
cism by the commission in another of
its preliminary reports.
Employe Has Dual Role
Under the spoils system, the report
reads, the employe is not only ex-
pected to perform the functions of his
state job, but also to carry on his
political work for the party as a poli-
"At any rate, this has always been
the case. The spoils system presup-
poses the existence of government
jobs to be filled with loyal party work-
ers who can be counted on - not to
do the state job better than it can
be done by others - but to do the
party work or the candidate's work
when elections roll around.
"The State office buildings are well-
nigh empty during political conven-
tions and state money has always
been used - indirectly, of course -
to enable state employees to move
about the state and keep political
fences in repair.
i "It is impossible to estimate the loss
to Michigan taxpayers through this
kind of political activity, but the
youngest voter knows that the amount
is considerable. Not only is the reg-
ular work of the state interrupted
or interfered with, but its services and
funds are put at the disposal of po-
litical parties. For elected officials
and department heads it is necessary
to engage in political activity. But
for lesser employees to leave their
jobs to perform political service is
neither necessary nor proper.
Could Concentrate On Work
"Under the spoils system, employees
must have at least one eye on politics.
Under civil service they could keep
both eyes on the job. The gain to the
state from such a change would be
The commission again pointed out
the job-hunters too often consume a
large part of the state's official day
that otherwise could be devoted to
state business.
"Again it is impossible to estimate
the cost of so much time lost on the
part of administrators," it added.
"But the loss admittedly is consider-
able and has been pointed out by
various department heads.
"Under civil service, candidates foi
state jobs are sifted through one cen-
tral personnel agency. Appointing
authorities are relieved of the bothe
and worry of selecting their em-
ployees from a horde of office-seek-
Discussing "political assessments,'
the commission said:
"A necessary corollary of the sys-
tem of political appointment is the
system of political assessments. The
(Continued on Page 3

Swiss Linguist
To Give Two
3 American Scholars Will
Also Address Linguistic
Institute This Week
Von Wartburg Will
Give Talks Monday
Midwest Speech Atlas To
Be Subject Of Saturday
Morning Conference

Rebel Advance Is Halted
60 Miles From Madrid As




Unrest In Spain Was Discernible
Months Ago, Prof. Aiton Says,

Government Report Says
Insurgents Are Bottled
Up In South

Lectures this week by three out-
standing American professors and one
foreign scholar, Prof. Walter Von
Wartburg, director of the Romance
Seminar at the University of Leipzig,
and a conference on a proposed lin-
guistic atlas of the Middle West will
climax the Linguistic Institute which
is being held here this summer, Prof.
Charles C. Fries, director, announced
Professor Von Wartburg, who is one
of the foremost authorities on Ro-
mance linguistics, will be in Ann Ar-
bor tomorrow to give two lectures, one
in French and one in German. At
4 p.m. tomorrow in Room 103 Ro-
mance Languages building, he will
speaw in French on "Etude compara-
tive du francais and de l'italien."
He will addess the dinner confer-
ence of the Institute, which will begin
at 6:30 p.m. in the Union, in German
on "The Work upon the Etymolog-
ical French Dictionary," a work which
Professor Wartburg has just com-
pleted and is now being published.
Professor Von Wartburg is editor
of the outstanding journal, "Zeit-
schrift fur romanische Philologie,"
and is the author of "Evolution and
Structure of the French Language."
He is spending the summer in Amer-
ica as a member of the guest faculty
of the University of Chicago Summer
Session. Both lectures' are open to
the public.
Marckwardt To Speak
Prof. A. H. Marckwardt of the Eng-
lish department will speak at the
Tuesday luncheon conference of the
Institute to be held at the Union. His
subject will be "Some Old English
Iterative Verbs."
A special lecture will be given at
7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2003,
by Prof. Franklin Edgerton of Yale
University, the outstanding American
authority on the languages of India.
He will speak on 'Encroachment of
One Literary Language upon Another
in India."
Professor Edge/rton received his
doctor's degree from Johns Hopkins
University after studying at Cornell
University, and the Universities of
Munich and Jena. He has held the
Salisbury professorship of Sanskrit
and comparative philology at Yale
since 1926. He was editor of the
Journal of the American Oriental
Society from 1918-1926, and has writ-
ten numerous articles on subjects con-
nected with Indian literature, philos-
ophy and religion.
To Hear Atlas Editor
Prof. Hans Kurath of the linguistics
department of Brown University will
speak at the Thursday luncheon con-
ference on "A Dialectologist's View
of Phonetic Change." Professor Ku-
rath is the director of the work which
is being done on a linguistics atlas of
the United States. Work has already
been completed for the New England
section of the atlas, which is now
being published, and some of the
material is on display in Room 4001
Another special lecture will be given
at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Room 2003 A.H
by Prof. Leonard Bloomfield of the
University of Chicago, president of
the Linguistic Society of America. Hi
book, "Language," is regarded as th
most important book on general lan-
guage problems which has yet been
published. His subject will be "Indo
European Compound Words."
The Conference on the linguisti
atlas of the Middle West will be hel
from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Room 200
A.H., at which Professor Kurath, Prof
Verner Crane of the history depart-
ment, and Prof. Robert B. Hall wil
present papers and lead discussion
on methods of constructing such a
atlas. ---_ _
Officials Refuse To

Spanish People Lived In quent and lawlessness more wide-
Constant Expectancy Of spread all the time.
"The situation became so uncertain
Violent Uprising that when I was ready to leave Se-
ville in the latter part of May the
By DONAL BURNS government furnished me a police-
escort to Gibraltar," concluded Pro-
The explosion of violence on the fessor Aiton, "since the troubled con-
Spanish peninsula can not be con- ditions of the mountain towns already
sidered as wholly unexpected, accord- foreshadowed what has just recently
ing to Prof. Arthur S. Aiton of the occurred there."
University history department in av
statement to The Daily yesterday. Tioers Downed v
Professor Aiton, who returnedL
from Spain in May after lecturing B Barra e f
at the University of Seville during i O
the preceding three months, declared I-
that it was obvious almost from thejied SoX Hits
first day of his arrival immediately E
after the February elections that as
tense situation existed. The preval- Big Bad Boston Bomberst
ence of pocket-picking, crimes of vi-
olence, and the so-called "balcony- Blast Home 12 Runs In
climbers" who specialized in petty Fifth Inning
thefts were definite indications of
unrest as were the numerous small DETROIT, July 25. - VP) - The
local strikes, "Red" demonstrations,
parades, and demands from local Boston Red Sox, with two big bar-t
governors. rages of base hits, mowed down the1
A rather amusing commentary on world champion Detroit Tigers todayr
this violence is the vastly different in the second game of their series
attitude taken towards students in 18 to 3.
Spain. While students in this coun- Boston collected 20 hits off four De-
try are often accused of' being Coi-troit pitchers, and scored all its runs
in two big innings, the second and
An anaylsis of the Spanish re- the fifth. Detroit got nine hits off
volt by Professor Aiton will be Lefty Grove, but was able to score in
found on today's editorial page, only the third and fourth innings.'
entitled, "The Liberal Republic Tommy Bridges, seeking his 13th
of Spain is Doomed." victory of the season, was shelled off
the mound in the second, when the
munists, it is interesting to note that Red Sox scored six runs. Clarence
many Spanish students were accused Phillipes replaced Bridges, and lasted
of Fascist sympathies and some were until the fifth, when Boston scored
even beaten for their alleged Fas- 12 more runs on 10 hits off Phillips,
cism. Joe Sullivan, and Chad Kimsey.
The Spanish were also faced with The barrage came from all sides in
their own Black Legion, the Pistol- the ignominious fifth. It began with
eros, who, altho more open in their Kroner, Werber, McNair and Ferrell
methods than our own "legionnaires" singling in monotonous succession.
were noted for their methods of "wip- McNair's single scored Kroner with
ing out their marked men in true the first run of the debacle, and when
American-gangster style." Rogell threw wild to Gehringer on
Ferrell's single, both Werber and Mc-
In short, the populace was living Nair scored.
in "constant expectancy of uprising" Grove sacrificed for the first out.
and yet hopeful that the Leftist-Re- Almada walked. Cramer singled off
publicans would be able to establish Burn's glove to score Ferrell, and Ma-
some sort of "stability against the nush singled to send Almada home
and Cramer to third; Sullivan re-
"However, it became apparent to placed Phillips in the Tiger box at
observers in Spain that one of three this point. On a fumble by Gehringer,
things was bound to happen soon," Foxx was safe at first and Cramer
Professor Aiton pointed out. "Either scored. Kroner got his second single
the Leftist-Republican government of the inning to score Manush. Wer-
would succeed in establishing some ber also rapped out his second hit of
sort of stability (which possibility the inning, scoring Foxx.
became more and more remote as Melillo got into the fray at this
time went on); or their political point. Batting for McNair, he slapped
allies, the Socialists, Communists, a single to center, scoring Kroner,
etc., would set up a proletarian form whereupon Sullivan bowed out of
of government against which the the ball game, his place on the mound
Army-Rightists would at once rebel; being taken by Kimsey. Ferrell greet-
or the Army-Rightists might antici- ed Kimsey with a double over Owen's
pate any such move towards prole head which scored both Werber and
tarianism and stage a 'coup' of their Melillo.
own in an attempt to seize control, The crowd booed as Gehringer
which is what eventually happened." fumbled Grove's grounder, Ferrell
The , continued uncertainty and scoring as the ball bounced into cen-
constantly mounting discontent made terfield. The blasting drew to a close
demonstrations more and more fre- (continued on Page 3)

61 Americans Still
In Hostility Zone
refugees Report Murder
Of Norwegian Consul's
Wife And Nurse
(By the Associated Press)
Spain's liberal government, claim-
~g that it had halted a fascist ad-
ance from the north 60 miles from
adrid and that rebels were botttled
ip in important southern cities, as-
erted early Sunday it was in control
of the nine-day-old rebellion.
Col. Luis De Villanueva, comman-
ter of an insurgent column at Vera,
n the northeast, countered the gov-
rnment's declarations with the as-
ertion that the revolters had bloked
he exits from Madrid. He said the
apital would be forced to capitulate
within a week because of food and
Hater shortage.
There were 161 American refugees
t the United States embassy in Ma-
rid, awaiting evacuatio. The state
lepartment announced in Washing-
:on that more than 130 Americans
ad been removed from the country.
Albacete Surrenders
The Spanish government an-
iounced the surrender of Albacete,
'ebel center in the southeast, after
z steady government drive and con-
inued bombing of fascist positions. It
aid revolters at Cadiz, Seville and
Cordoba were surrounded and claimed
hose important southern cities would
fall into loyal hands within a few
The French government, authorita-
tive sources in Paris reported, refused
to send planes,, arms and ammuni-
tion to help the Spanish popular
front government-similar in political
complexion to that of France. The
French administration was sympa-
thetic toward the fight against Span-
ish fascists, it was said, but declined
to interfere in the situation.
The mayor of Irun, Spain, reported
to French authorities at Hendaye that
the rebels had been firing artillery
shells across a projecting piece of
French land on the Franco-Spanish
border. He said he intended to send
loyal fighters across this French area
to get at the revolters. Paris was
informed of this development.
Coroba in the southwest was
under heavy fire from leftist planes
while dynamite-armed miners occu-
pied El Carpio, in Toledo province.
Loyalists Control Gate
In the jagged mountain passes
north of Madrid loyal troops held
control of the gateways to the capital
while revolutionaries paused on the
northern slopes awaiting new devel-
Rebel leaders acknowledged their
columns were at least 60 miles from
Madrid but declined to disclose proj-
ected offensives.
The government handed a knotty
diplomatic problem to the socialist
French government by asking ap-
proval. for immediate shipment of
munitions and French ports.
The request precipitated a sudden
cabinet meeting in which Premier
Leon Blum found radical-socialist op-
position to granting the aid.
The first actual contact was estab-
lished at Fuenterrabia fortress with
United States Ambassador Claude G.
Bowers. Capt. Townsend Griffis, air
attache at the Spanish embassy, went
to the refuge under the protection
of popular front soldiers.
Mrs. Bowers, who earlier was re-
ported ill, was described as improving
and not in need of medical attention.
More than 150 American refugees
remained inside the embassy at Ma-
drid, awaiting evacuation. Their sit-
uation was reported to the state de-
partment as "satisfactory" with no
serious trouble expected unless troops
"ran wild" in the streets.
GIBRALTAR, July 25.-W)-Refu-
gees arriving here tonight aboard the
British destroyer Brazen brought re-
ports that 2,500 bodies were lying in

the streets of Malaga, southern Span-
ish city northeast of here.

'The Old Maid' Is Interesting
Portrait Of Character Conflict

'The Old Maid," the Pultizer-Prize-
winner dramatization by Zoe Akin
of Edith Wharton's novel, and the
sixth presentation of the Michigan
Repertory Players, is an interesting
portrait of the conflict of two char-
acters as they themselves conflict
with the environment of the age in
which they live, according to Valen-
tine B. Windt, director of the play.
The Pulitzer Prize is awarded an-
nually to the play which, during the
year, seems to be the best treatment
of an American problem by an Ameri-
can author.
"O~ne is always intre~ste~d to se

about the tragic life of Charlotte
Lovell, whose one misstep in life kept
her in continual dread of the conse-
"The extent to which the restric-
tions of conduct, decency, and stand-
ards of living affect the play is enor-
mous," Mr. Windt continued. "Delia,
Charlotte's cousin, is cruel to Char-
lotte, but the age is responsible. She
herself doesn't realize some of the
impulses which make her do the
things she does. She is a combina-
tion of warmth and kindness, acting
under the dictates of the age in which
she is living."
"This play is totally different than


MONROE, July 25. - (P) - The1
lure of the South Seas beckoning, four1
Monroe youths have sailed eastward
aboard their 43-foot ketch on what
they expect to be 10,000 miles of
They planned a leisurely cruise,
with frequent stops en route, and
hope to use their trip craft, Intrepid,
as a trading vessel once they reach
the southern Pacific.
Nathan ("Bud") Reaume, 23, and
Ray Stein, 22, first hatched the plan
for such a jaunt a year and a half
ago, and last winter interested Ron-
ald ("Pat") Sayles, 26, and Harlow
Ohr, 22, in it.

Four Monroe Youths Sail On
10,000-Mile Adventure Trip

bean, on to the Panama Canal,
through it to the Pacific and then
to the South Seas.
The Intrepid was brought to the
United States 18 years ago from Ger-
The ketch has a beam of 10Y2 feet,
draws 612 feet of water and spreads
900 pounds of canvas. A 25 horse-
power marine motor provides auxil-
iary power.
The young adventurers stowed
aboard 900 pounds of canned food,
clothing, several shelves of books-
ranging from sea stories and other
fiction to history, geology and navi-
gation and a short wave radio re-


Reinstate Swimmer
BERLIN, July 25.-OP)-Eleanor
Holm Jarrett heard taps sounded to
her Olympic swimming career today
0~r nfl h~An nnunfArAri wih P.hittfa,.

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