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The Weather
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Official Publication Of The Summer Session


San Francisco Is Center Of
Crucial General Strike
Of Maritime Labor
Ignore President's
BoardDelay Plea
Police And National Guard
Tr o o p s Prepared For
'Any Emergencies'

Has New Power

Characteristics Of Japanese
Cities Discussed By Prof. Hall

65 T o Go On
Milford Trip]
5th Of Series

Dies Suddenly

The migration of Japanese popula-
tion from the country to the cities,
the similaritybetween the ancient
and modern cities of Japan, and the
three types of cities there, were dis-
cussed yesterday by Prof. Robert B.
Hall of the geography department,
who spoke on "Some Japanese Cities."
"A most remarkable growth in city
population has occurred during the
last decade," Professor Hall stated.
"In 1920, 40 per cent of the total pop-
ulation of Japan lived in the cities
and the census of 1930 shows that this
number has increased to 60 per cent.
Since 1930 there has been an even
greater tendency toward urbaniza-
According to Professor Hall, the
majority of Japanese cities are built
on alluvial plains and the size of the
plain usually determines the size of
the city. Thus Tokio, the largest city
in Japan, is built on Quanto, the
largest alluvial plain.
"This plain is also the most pro-
ductive center in Japan, almost every
highway and railroad meeting there."
The ground is extremely fertile and
two crops a year may be averaged
from each acre."

In contrast to this area, Professor
Hall pointed out that the land on the
PacificeOcean side of the country is
characterized by harsh winters. The
ground is of a rocky and hilly nature
and is therefore not suited for ag-
rarian purposes, and a general con-
dition of isolation exists.
Comparing the features of Japanese
and American cities, Professor Hall
said that the modern structure of the
former is not unlike our own, although
most of the ancient forms are still
Unlike our modern cities, however,
he continued, Japanese centers show
an entire lack of concentric zoning.
There are no organized business and
residential districts. Another out-
standing feature of Japanese building
is that their structures are built en-
tirely of one type of material. In
other words there are no stone sky-
scrapers and wooden colonial houses.
"Where the strongest similarity be-
tween the ancient and modern Jap-
anese exists is in the small country
towns, where the streets are very
narrow and the houses are seemingly
thrown together with no6 definite
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General Motors
Ground Is To
Point Of Tour

Be Focal

Professor Coe To
Direct Excursion
Students To Be Luncheon
Guests Of Automobile

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12. - (P) -
Strike paralysis crept farther along
the channels of Pacific coast com-
merce today and San Francisco began
to take on the aspect of a beleaguered
city in face of a threatened general
The crucial situation stretched far
beyond the reach of President Roose-
velt's Labor Disputes Board as one
union after another made known its
intentions to strike or to follow
recommendations soon to be made by
a strategy committee on a question of
a general walkout.
The Federal Board worked in a
tense atmosphere, hoping to persuade
the striking maritime unions to sub-
mit to arbitration the issues involved
in the tangled situation.
Ignore Delay Plea
Ignoring the plea of the President's
Board for delay, the Teamsters' Union
of San Francisco and Alameda county
walked out 3,700 strong, stopping the
movement of freight motor vehicles,
wholesale butcher workers dropped
their knives, saws, and cleavers, cut-
ting off fresh meat supplies for the
1,000,000 residents of the Bay Cities.
National Guard troops, ending their
first week' of occupation of the San
Francisco waterfront prepared for
"any emergencies" and police were
on the alert to prevent violence in
the industrial area outside the dis-
trct patrolled by heavily armed mili-
tia men.
Strikers Stop Trucks
Several trucks found operating
after the teamsters walk-out this
morning, were stopped or overturned.
Housewives, expecting a siege, began
to lay in supplies. Some residents were
reported hoarding staples and gaso-
line in the face of fire department
warnings against the later.
The Teamsters' strike, seemingly
stopped the movement of all heavy
trucks in and ot of the city but the
strikers indicated they would not in-
terfere with retail delivery vehicles
and the bread, milk, and laundry
carriers would be permitted to oper-
The crux of the strike situation
remained in the question of arbitra-
tion between employers on one hand
and striking longshoremen and ma-
rine union on the other.
Minimum Price
On Cigarettes
Is SetBy NRA
WASHINGTON, July 12. - (R) -
NRA today fixed the prices of popu-
lar brand cigarettes at a minimum of
13 cents a package of 20 or two pack-
ages for a quarter.
Cartons will cost not less than
$1.20. The 20 for 10 cent variety of
cigarette will continue to sell for 10
cents. The price .limitation begins
July 16 and was set for a 90-day
period in two orders by Hugh S. John-
son, declaring "an emergency has
arisen tending to defeat the pur-
poses" of the Recovery law.
In some instances, popular brands
were said to have been selling for as
low as two packages for 23 cents, and
from $1.08 to $1.15 per carton. Dur-
ing the 90-day period of the order,
NRA's research division will study
operation of the price requirement.
Wistert, Petoskey
Try Battery Posts
Reports from the Cincinnati Reds
indicate that an all-Michigan battery
may represent the Reds in the near
future. Ted Petoskey, who played in
the outfield for Michigan, is being
converted into a catcher, and with
Whitey Wistert, Michigan's mound
ace of last spring, forms a regular
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-Associated Press Photo
Kurt Schmitt, German minister of
economics, was granted almost au-
tocratic commercial powers in a move
interpreted as a victory for the con-
servative and Nazi element. In ef-
fect, he now has an almost free hand
in directing Germany's economic
Hitler Studies
Police Reports
For Address
Prepares For Speech To
Reichstag In Explanation
Of\,CrushingOf Revolt
BERLIN, July 12. -(P) -Chancel-
lor Adolf Hitler was busy today with
reports of the Secret Police on the
events leading up to the June 30 sup-
pression of rebellion, as he prepared
to write the speech he will deliver to
the Reichstag.
A high government official said that
Hitler will not begin writing his
speech until tomorrow morning, de-
voting the day to getting it ready for
delivery at 8 p.m.
The preparation involves an ex-
haustive study of the secret investi-
gation which convinced Hitler that
it was necessary to execute Ernst
Roehm, storm troop leader, and
others as "traitors" to the Nazi reign.
Will Analyze Revolt
The official who told of the plans
concurred the belief that the Chan-
cellor will devote much of his speech
to a further analysis of the "Roehm
Revolt," climaxing the government's
explanation of the action takien.
While the Chancellor labored on
his speech, the German public was
reminded in front page newspaper
announcements and over the radio to
have their receiving sets turned on
at the time of the address.
"Der Fuehrer (the leader) will
speak," said all these announcements.
Will Have Big Audience
Indications were that Hitler will
have as near to a hundred per cent
audience as ever was granted to a
nation-wide radio broadcast.
The storm troopers, on vacation,
and deprived of many of their old
leaders by firing squads, will be alert
to hear what the future holds for
Many non-Nazis, who have ac-
cepted the Hitler reign as the best
Germany could get, will want to learn
whether the doubts which recently
arose in their minds are justified.
Tiges Win All ight
But Smoke Eaters
Lose Otut In Ninth
Ann Arbor's smoke eaters, better
known as firemen, would be no end
pleased if car owners who allow
smudges to start in their vehicles
would pick an opportune time for
such occurrances. They would be
pleased at least if fires could be
scheduled for some other time than
that at which the Tigers and Yan-
kees are playing the ninth inning of
a hair-raising ball game.
Most of the boys on duty were
gathered around the radio Thursday
afternoon. The Tigers were leading
4 to 2. Earl Combs had just hoisted
one to Billy Rogell. Heffner was at
bat. Just then the telephone la-
belled in the directory as "Fire Only"


Brave Black Kitten,
Portends Evils Of
Friday Thirteenth
The evil portends of Friday the
Thirteenth - today, so the calendar
makers inform us - were clearly and
convincingly demonstrated last night
to those hard at work in the offices
of The Daily on the machines which
ground out this newspaper.
An unusual racket on the street
outside drew reporters, copy readers,
and night editor to the windows. The
scene which confronted them was
typical of a Friday the Thirteenth
eve and was at the same time the
answer to a pseudo-journalist's prayer
for the perfect story.
There was no man biting a dog
to be seen but there was an out-of-
the-ordinary picture presented. The
principals were a huge mongrel dog
and a tiny black cat. The cat came
from the neighborhood of The Daily
offices -reporters have dodged the
creature for months. The dog came,
probably, from that vicinity of the
campus whence most stray dogs come.
And the two were in hot chase down
Maynard Street.
Not news? Onlookers in The Daily
office decided otherwise, since the
wee-ebonized kitten was in pursuit of
the canine and the poor mongrel
was apparently running for his life.
And when a 24-ounce kitten chases a
75-pound dog, that, so Daily writers
decided, is news!
The Tigers moved into first posi-
-tion in the American league pennant
race by virtue of a 4 to 2 win yes-
terday over Colonel Ruppert's Yan-
kees. Schoolboy Rowe let the Yanks
down with six hits and fanned 11
members of the opposition, while
the Tigers were garnering eight hits
off recruit Johnny Broaca.
Winning their single game with the
Boston Braves, 7 to 4, the Chicago
Cubs climbed a half-game nearer the
league-leading Giants as the New
Yorkers split a double bill with the
lowly Pittsburgh Pirates.
The standings follow:
American League

Terrorists In
Vienna Throw
Bombs;5 Hurt
Seven Nazis Arrested On
Suspicion; O u t b r e a k
Follows Inactive Period
VIENNA, July 12. -(P) - Oppo-
nents of Chancellor Engelbert Doll-
fuss answered his threats of death
to terrorists today by setting off two
bombs, one of which injured five
Thebombs followed a period of
comparative inaction on the part of
terrorists, and it was recalled that on
several previous occasions there had
been new outbreaks when Dollfuss
showed an inclination to take severe
Seven Nazis were arrested on sus-
picion in connection with the bomb
at Salzburg which injured five per-
Their case was being watched to
determine whether Dollfuss, now that
he has concentrated the principal
cabinet portfolios in his own hand,
will carry out his threat to impose
the death penalty.
The Salzburg bomb was thrown
into the automobile of a member of
the Government Party, "Fatherland
Front," which was parked in fiont
of a small tavern near the famous
"Klosterbrau" beer hall.
Four of those injured were Aus-
trian terrorists, and the fifth was a
12-year-old girl who had been sent
to the tavern for beer.
Principals Lead In
Baseball League
The Principals took undisputed
possession of first place in the Edu-
cation Club Softball League yester-
day, swamping the Superintendents,
23 to 8. Marvin Becker hurled for the
Principals, with Lutze catching. The
Superintendents battery was com-
posed of Hughes and Mason.
In another league game played yes-
terday, the Educational Research
team overwhelmed the Teachers, 21
to 7.

The General Motors Proving
Grounds at Milford will be the desti-
nation of 65 students when they leave
at 8 a.m. tomorrow on the fifth reg-
ular Summer Excursion with Prof.
Carl J. Coe, director of the Summer
Session Excursions.
The party will meet in front of An-
gell Hall at 8 a.m. and will leave in
buses provided through the courtesy
of the General Motors Corporation.
Arriving in Milford at about 9 a.m.,
the party will be placed in the hands
of guides and will examine all of
the testing facilities of the grounds.
Special tests will be staged in which
members of the party will be allowed
to participate, such as roadability and
a blind-fold test for selecting the
smoothest riding automobile.
To Be Luncheon Guests
At noon the group will be the
luncheon guests of the General Mo-
tors Corporation. Because of this cour-
tesy the tour will entail no expense
whatsoever for the attending stu-
After lunch another hour will be
spent at the proving grounds watch-
ing further tests, after which the
party will leave for Ann Arbor, ar-
riving here about 3 p.m.
Professor Coe said last night that
reservations for the trip have been
completely filled. However, students
who have not been able to make res-
ervations and who are especially de-
sirous of making the trip, may be at
Angell Hall at 8 a.m. and if persons
who have already made reservations
fail to show up vacancies will be filled.
Hobbs Directs Fifth Tour
Prof. William H. Hobbs, who will
personally direct the sixth tour of the
season, Wednesday, July 18, to Put-
In-Bay, announced yesterday that
students and faculty members intend-
ing to take that trip should register
immediately at the Summer Session
The date for the trip was recently
changed from July 21 to July 18 be-
cause of alteration in steamship,
schedules and it is for that reason
that those in charge of the tours are
anxious to complete registration as
soon as possible.
Four more excursions remain ex-
clusive of the Put-In-Bay trip. On,
Wednesday, July 25, there will be a
tour of Greenfield Village in Dear-
born. The trip to Niagara Falls, under
the direction of Professor Hobbs, will
come on Friday, July 27. Another ex-
cursion to Greenfield Village will be
made Wednesday, August 1, and the
last excursion of the series will be
held Saturday, August 4, when the
Michigan State Prison at Jackson will
be visited.
NEW YORK, July 12. -A') - Af-
ter hearing charges that the Third
Internationale in Moscow still di-
rects Communist activity in the Unit-
ed States despite Russia's official
pledge to prohibit this, the Congres-
sional subcommittee investigating
un-American activities adjourned its
public hearings today until further
notice. .

Third Party Of
Summer Social
Season Tonight
Dance To Begin At 9 P.M.
In League; Al Cowan To
Play Until 1 A.M.
With dancing to the music of Al
Cowan and his band, the third party
of the Summer Session will begin
at 9 p.m. today in the ballroom of the
Entertainment will consist of num-
bers by the League trio, composed of
Maxine Maynard, '35, Jean Seeley,
'36, and Mary Morrison, '35.
Men and women from the campus
are encouraged to come singly if they
wish. The price of admission will be
25 cents per ticket.
The list of hostesses who will as-
sist this week with introductions is as
follows: Miss Seeley, Miss Maynard
Margaret Kimball, Jane Fletcher,
Charlotte Whitman, Betty Aigler,
Miss Morrison, Phyllis Brumm, Kay
Russell, Dot Moore, Frances Thorn-
ton, Margaret Siewers, Wilma Clisbe,
Mary Ellen Hall, Barbara Nelson, El-
va Pascoe, Margaret Burke, Sue Cal-
cutt, Marie Hed, Margaret Robb,
LucilleBenz, Charlotte Johnson, Jean
Keppel, Greta Wessborg, Marian Wig-
gin, and Marian Hymes.
The men who will act as officials
are Richard Edmundson, Bob Calver
Chuck Baird, John Streiff, Peko
Bursley, Joe Roper, Bill Langdon.
George Burke, Paul Kissinger, Bob
Hewitt, Bob Fox, Bob.Babcock, Chuck
Niessen, John Pyster, and John
Those attending the Repertory
Players' production of "Both Your
Houses," at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre will be able to enjoy several
hours of dancing following the play,
since the dance will not be over until
1 a.m.
Last week's reception and dance
was termed "highly successful" by
League officials and indications are
that this evening's dance will be
equally as enjoyable.
Missing Girl's
Sister Starts
Suit In Court
NEW YORK, July 12.-() -Sel-
ma Tufverson, sister of the missing
Agnes Tufverson, filed a perjury com-
plaint today with Assistant District
Attorney Harold W. Hastings against
Ivan Poderjay.
The complaint was based on a
charge that, in his application for a
license to wed Agnes Tufverson, Po-
derjay swore that he never had been
Selma Tufverson declared that she
had proof that Poderjay was mar-
ried to Margarite Susanne Ferrand in
England on March 22, 1933.
Hastings announced that he would
attempt to have Vienna authorities
hold Poderjay pending an investiga-
tion into the charge.
Four Lectures To Be
Delivered Next Week
Four lectures will feature next
week's Summer Session activities.
At 5 p.m. Monday, Prof. Leon-
ard L. Watkins of the economics
department will speak on "The
Monetary Situation."
"Modern Housing," an illus-
trated lecture, will be delivered by
Prof. Wells I. Bennett of the Col-
lege of Architecture at 5 p.m.

Ann Arbor
Man Dead..
Heart Attack Is Fatal To
Seymour Beach Conger
Well-Known Newsman
Was Writer For
Associated Press
Leaves Widow And Three
Sons; Two Youngest Are
University Students
Seymour Beach Conger, prominent
newspaperman who has resided in
Ann Arbor for the past few years,
passed away at his home, 2025 Hill
Street, late last night, following an
illness of several years.
During the last two months Mr.
Conger had been ailing seriously and
for the past two weeks was confined
to his bed. His immediate death came
at about 10 p.m., the result of a heart
Mr. Conger is survived by his wife
Mrs. Lucille B. Conger, and three
sons, Seymour Beach, Jr., Kyril B.,
and Clinton B.
A graduate of the University in the
class of 1900 and a recipient of a
Master of Arts degree in 1903, Mr.
Conger entered professional journal-
ism while stil lin attendance here,
as a staff member of the Grand
Rapids Evening Press in 1899.
Served In War
In 1903 he became a correspondent
for the Associated Press, continuing
in that capacity until 1919. He served
at St. Petersburg, Russia during the
Russo-Japanese war and was director-
of the Berlin bureau of the Associated
Press from 1910runtil 1917.
As war correspondent, he was at-
tached to the German and Austro-
Hungarian forces on all fields of the
European war until the entrance of
the United States in 1917. Mr. Conger-
attended Von Hindenburg as corre-
spondent both on eastern and western
fronts throughout the course of the
He covered the Paris Peace Confer-
ence in 1919 for the Associated Press
and was present at the signing of the
Treaty of Versailles.
Acted On War Board
During 1918, he acted as foreign ad-
visor to the War Trade Board, and
from 1920 to 1925, was chief corre-
spondent in Central and Eastern Eu-
rope for the Philadelphia Public
After his return from Europe in
1925, Mr. Conger accepted the post
of foreign editor for the Booth group
of newspapers in Michigan, a position
he retained until 1930 when ill health
forced him to resign. After his resig-
nation, he was associated for a short
time with the firm, Keen, Conger, and
Knouth, public relations counsellors,
of New York. Ill health forced his
retirement from that group in 1932
and since that time he had been
Phi Beta Kappa
Mr. Conger served as a private in
the 32nd Michigan Infantry during
the Spanish-American war and was
later a second-lieutenant in the 2nd
Regiment of the Michigan National
Guard. He was a member of Phi Beta
Kappa, national honorary scholastic
fraternity, and of the "M" Club, hav-

ing been a member of the track team
while in the University.
The eldest son, S. Beach, Jr.,'is now
in the interior of India doing special
writing for the World Letters Cor-
poration. He graduated from the Uni-
versity in 1932. Kyril Conger is now
a sophomore in the Medical School
and Clinton B. Conger has just com-
pleted his freshman year in the, lit
erary college. He is working on the
staff of The Summer Daily as Asso-
ciate Editor and as Circulation Man-
In addition to his immediate fam-
ily, he is survived by his mother, Mrs.
Cornelia B. Conger; a sister, Miss Amy
Conger, both of Grand Rapids; and
two brothers, Ralph Conger, of Grand
Rapids, and Louis Conger, of Mus-
Democratic Senator To
Retire From All Politics
SPOKANE, Wash., July 12. - (P) -

Detroit ...........
New York .........
Boston ............
Cleveland .........
Washington .......
St. Louis ..........
Philadelphia .......
Chicago .......:...

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Principals ..............3 0
Superintendents ........2 1
Ed. Research ...........1 2
Teachers ...............0 3


Yesterday's Results
Principals 23, Superintendents
Ed. Research 21, Teachers 7.


Detroit 4, New York 2.
Chicago 3, Philadelphia 2.
Washington at Cleveland, rain.
Only games scheduled.
Today's Games
NewYork at Detroit.,
Boston at St. Louis.
Washington at Cleveland.
Philadelphia at Chicago.
National League

College-Men Emotionally Stable
In Business, Psycholooists Say

New York ..........
Chicago ............
St. Louis .........,. .
Pittsburgh ..........
Boston ..............
Brooklyn ............
Philadelphia ....... .

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NEW YORK, July 12. - A sympo-
sium of opinion collected from 500
American psychiatrists and psychol-
ogists shows a general belief that col-
lege-trained men in business are emo-
tionally stable, save when they are
obliged to work at uncongenial tasks,
then they are likely to become neu-
rotic, according to George Bijur, di-
rector of the first Choosing-a-Career
Many of the scientists agreed that
in normal circumstances the college
man is more likely to meet business

liant students are the least able to
work efficiently in uncongenial jobs,
that American colleges today are
crowded with students who are consti-'
tutionally unable to profit from the
training, and that vocational malad-
justment is an important source of
crime and anti-social tendencies.
Dr. A. A. Brill suggested that many
colleges should make the services of
a consulting psychiatrist available to
their students.
"The consulting psychiatrists would
be a vast help in vocational guidance,


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