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VOL. XV No. 17
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY; JULY 14, 1934
Labor Dispute Board Fails
To Make Any Headwayf
Hundreds Flee City
As Strikes Spread
California National Guards
Hold Waterfront Under
SAN FRANCISCO, July 13 - (P) -
Forbodings of violence and famine
gripped the strike-beleaguered San
Francisco metropolitan area today
in the face of a general walkout of
organized labor which seemingly
nothing could stop.
Uncounted hundreds began an ex-
odus from San Francisco.
President Roosevelt's Labor Dis-
pute Board worked frantically in last
minute efforts to bring about arbi-
tration of the strike of 27,000 Pacific
coast longshoremen and maritime
workers - the walkout which precip-
itated the onrushing trouble - but
llttle progress was discernible.
Report Communist Agents
The aspect of terror was thrust into
the already murky picture as South-
ern Pacific railroad officials reported
Communists were heading toward
San Francisco from Seattle, bent on
destroying all highway and railroad
State officials to whom the report
was given said they had no plans for.
guarding highway regions because
they were too large to be destroyed
Surrounded on three sides by water,
San Francisco itself with a popula-
tion of more than 600,000 stood in
imminent danger of complete phys-
ical isolation in case the fast-spread-
ing strike extended 'o ferry trans-
pofatiob. Already the highways lead-
ing into the city from the south were
flockaded by strike pickets deter-
mined to stop commercial activities.
San Francisco Easily Utosed
The southward entrance to San
Francisco, being a peninsula, scarce-
ly four miles wide between the bay
and the ocean, was a virtual bottle-
neck which could be closed with
The city had enough fresh meat,
soup, and vegetables to a t for per-
haps three days, and enough canned
and other noi-perishable food to last
a siege of 20 to 30 days. Milk trucks
still were running and bakery wag-
ons but there was no assurance as to
how long this would continue.
Two thousand California National-
Guardsmen continued to hold the
state owned San Francisco water-
front in a military grip. Scattered
instances of violence continued else-.
where in the city and the police mo-
bilized for extraordinary duty.
Corps To Play.
$435 Offered In Prizes
For Competition Among
The thrilling, pulse-quickening
music of martial airs will be heard
when 20 Drum and Bugle corps com-
pete against each other in a con-
test at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, in
the University of Michigan Stadium.
The contest is being held in con-
junction with the second district con-
vention of the American Legion
scheduled for Ann Arbor. The coun-
ties represented in the convention will
be Wayne, Washtenaw, Lenawee and
Four hundred and thirty-five dol-
lars in prizes will be awarded to the
winners of the contests. It is expected
that between 15 and 20 corps will
A parade, starting near State Street
and marching down Main street and
then across to the Stadium, will begin
at approximately 1 p.m.
Between 750 and 1,000 delegates
are expected to attend the conven-
Battle Creek will be represented by
its crack corps, which last year won
the Drum and Bugle championship of
Be Subject Of
Dr. Richardson Will Give
Principal Speech Of The
Courtis Will Lead
Dr. Blakeman's Address
Will Officially Open All
Preparations arq completed and
the stage set for the opening this
morhing of a two-day Religious Edu-
cation Conference, sponsored by the
committee on Religious Education of
the First Presbyterian Church in co-
operation with Dr. Edward W. Blake-
man, Religious Counselor for the
All the meetings today will be held
at the Michigan League, and services
in local churches tomorrow will be
concerned with the theme of the
Conference, "Worship and the Con-
servation of Values."
The opening session will be con-
ducted on the second floor of the
League, and have as its chairman Dr.
0. S. Duffendack, professor of phys-
Dr. Blakeman will officially open
the activities with a short address
outlining "The Significance of This
Conference on Worship." Dr. Blake-
man is well-known for his work at
Stalker Hall in previous years, and
PROF. S. A. COURTIS
Detroit 4 To 2
Babe Ruth Clouts 700th
Home Run To Give New
York Winning Margin
NAVIN FIELD, DETROIT, July 13.
- Babe Ruth today showed 21,000
roaring fans that he does not live
entirely in the past. For the Babe,
once the undisputed and mighty
leader of all baseball's greatest clout-
ers personally accounted for three of
the four runs which the Yankees reg-
istered in defeating Detroit, 4 to 2, to
regain the lead in the American
League pennant race.
And the Babe's 700th home run of
his long career was the most glamor-
ous point in a pitcher's duel between
Red Rufus Ruffing and Tommy
Coming to bat in the third inning,
after having ingloriously whiffed in
the first, the Babe found Earl Combs
on first as a result of a single into
centerfield. Tommy Bridges, however,
was not greatly perturbed, and im-
mediately pitched himself out of a
hole, with a 3 and 2 count on the
Bambino. Bridges served up two more,
and the Babe spoiled them both,
fouling both up on the screen be-
But on the next pitch the Babe
swung with a force which brought a
gleam of memory to many a veteran's
eye, and the ball soared far over the
right field wall, bouncing merrily up
the street a block outside the ball
park, a legion of kids in pursuit.
The Babe's other contribution to
the scoring came in the eighth when
he scored from second with Ben
Chapman on a double to centerfield
by Bill Dickey. Both Ruth and Chap-
man had reached first when Bridges'
control lapsed and both were walked.
Columbia Lou Gehrig, the iron-
man first baseman of the Yankees,
and at one time considered to be
Ruth's successor as the king of clout-
ers, was less fortunate. After starting
in his regular position, Gehrig was
forced to withdraw from the game in
the second inning when he became,
The Yankees finished the game
with a patched-up infield, composed
of Jake Saltzgaver at first, Heffner
at second, Frank Crosetti at third and
Red Rolfe at short. Saltzgaver went
to first after starting at third, Cro-,
setti shifted from short to third, and
Rolfe entered the game when Gehrig
Ruffing had a definite edge on
Bridges during the course of their
mound duel and deserved to win the
game. The Yankee redhead allowed
but six hits while the slender Tiger
was giving up nine.
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Over 550 people attended the third'
official Summer Session dance in the
Ballroom of the League. Al Cowan and
his band provided the music for the
function and the League trio sang
two numbers as additional entertain-
Dean W. B. Rea and Miss Marjorie
Pettibone and Miss Ethel McCormick,
social director of Summer Session,
acted as patrons of the dance.
Among those noted dancing during :
Demonstrators At Po o r
Relief Station At t r a c t
See Concerted Plan.
For Inciting Riots
Policeman, Negro Woman
Shot As Squad Tries To
CLEVELAND, July 13.- (P) -Gun-
fire crackled through a crowd of dem-
onstrators in a downtown poor relief
station this afternoon, killing two per-
sons and wounding three others in a
bloody ten minutes.
No sooner had the riot subsided
than minor disturbances broke out in
four other relief stations scattered
throughout the city. These were
broken up without casualties, but all
police were ordered to remain on duty
until further orders. Seven persons
Police said they spotted radical
members of the Council for the Un-
employed in the downtown riot crowd
and saw a concerted plan afoot to
harness relief agencies.
Trouble began inmid-afternoon at
the offices of the Cuyahoga County
relief administration in East 14th St.
Complaining seekers for relief began
to crowd into the comparatively small
Patrolman Thomas Gibbons warned
the crowd to remain orderly. He asked
the complaining 50 or more to leave.
Nobody started out, and the manager
asked the officer to clear the room.
He called for a riot squad - the
usual procedure when relief appli-
cants get out of hand-- and Lieut.
Harold Kissling and Patrolman James
"Clear out," barked the lieutenant.
Patrolman Vasley pushed his way
through the crowd.
Suddenly a man grabbed Vasley
around the neck and grabbed tlie of-
ficer's service revolver.
"The man wheeled, spied Gibbons,
and fired," said Vasley. In the ensu-
ing fight, Gibbons was wounded and
a Negro woman killed.
Of Nazi Reign Of Terror';
Hull Repudiates NRA Head
10 O'clock Session
Chairman -Dr. O. S. Duffen-
dack, Professor of Physics.
Topic 1-"The Significance of
the Conference," Dr. Edward W.
Topic 2- "The Aims and Di-
rection of Worship," Dr. Norman
Discussion,-- Led by S. A. Cour-
tis, Professor pf Education.
Chairman -br. J. B. Edmon-
son, Dean of the School of Educa-
Address -"Christian U n i t y
Through Faith and Worship," Dr.
Frederick B. Fisher.
2 O'clock Session
Chairman -Dr. Albert Hyma,
Professor of History.
Topic 1-"The Function of Mu-
sic in Worship," William Doty, In-
structor in Organ Music.
Topic 2 - "The Place of Wor-
ship in the Curriculum of Reli-
gious Education," Mrs. Frederick
B. Fisher. .
Discussion - Led by the Rev.
was recently honored by an appoint-
ment to the position of Councilor of
Religious Education, in the Univer-
sity, at which post he has been suc-
cessful in solving student religious
problems and correlating the work of
Ann Arbor churches.
Dr. Norman B. Richardson will be
the principal. speaker of the Con-
ference, his address coming imme-
diately after the talk by Dr. Blake-
man. He has chosen for his sub-
ject "The Aims and Direction of Wor-
Dr. Richardson is a leader in the
field of religious education, holding
at present the position of dean of the
department of religious education at
the Presbyterian Theological Semi-
He was graduated from Boston
University and then studied in Ger-
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WON'T TAKE OFF TODAY
RAPID CITY, S. D., July 12. -(A')1
-The ascent of man's largest balloon
into the stratosphere cannot be un-
dertaken before Sunday, Maj. William
Kepner, pilot, announced today. 1
State Department Explains
Protest Lodged By
Dr. Rudolf Leitner
Made 'Sick' By Reports
Of German Atrocities,
WASHINGTON, July 13. - (A) -)
The State Department explained to
Germany today that Gen. Hugh S.
Johnson spoke as an individual and
not for the United States Govern-
ment, in Iowa yesterday, when he
assailed Adolf Hitler's "purging" of
Nazi Storm Troops.
The explanation was made in re-
sponse to a protest from Dr. Rudolf
Lietner, charge d'affaires at the Ger-
man Embassy. Informed at Omaha
of the protest, Johnson said:
"I meant everything I said."
The protest was caused by a state-
ment by Johnson in his speech at
Waterloo, that he had been made
"very sick" physically by the whole-
sale executions without trial in Ger-
Remarks Of Johnson
Johnson said in his speech that
he had seen such revolting incidents
among semi-civilized people and half-
drunken savages but that it was in-
comprehensible that they should oc-
cur in a country of culture.
Leitner hastened to the State De-
partment this morning to protest
against Johnson's remarks as derog-
atory to Germany and distinctly un-
friendly toward a nation with which
the United States maintains officially
ScretarylordoThull a state -
ment soon after Leitners call, said
that he "regretted" that Gen. John-
son's remarks had been misconstrued
Statement By Hull
The statement said:
"The German Charge d'Affaires
called at the Department of State
this morning and protested to the
Secretary of State against the re-
marks reported to have been made by
Gen. Hugh S. Johnson in a speech
on July 12, 1934, ,relative to recent
events in Germany.
"The Secretary of State called the
attention of Dr. Leitner to the pub-
lished statement of Gen. Johnson
which appeared in this morning's
press to the effect that he 'was speak-
ing as an individual and not for the
State Department or for the Ad-
"Mr. Hull confirmed the accuracy
of this explanation and said that
it was to be regretted that the posi-
tion in the Government occupied by
the speaker made it possible for re-
marks uttered by him as an indi-
vidual to be misconstrued as of-
Incident Considered Closed
At the State Department it was
indicated that Hull's explanation to
Leitner was considered as closing the
incident. Hull, however, declined any
comment aside from his formal state-
In discussing the matter at Oma-
ha, Johnson said:
"I meant everything I said. I was
speaking as an individual, not for the
State Department or for the Admin-
istration. I will not take anything
back, and I do not expect to be called
down by the State Department."
The German Embassy previously
had protested, on several occasions
anti-Nazi and anti-Hitler speeches,
articles and demonstrations in the
Excursion Will Inspect
Proving Grounds Today
Leaving at 8 o'clock this morning,
more than 65 students and faculty
members will become the guests of the
General Motors Corporation for the
day when they take the fifth summer
tour to the famous proving grounds of
that company located at Milford.
Members of the group, all of whom
have registered at the Summer Ses-
sion offices, will meet in front of
Angell Hall to board special buses
provided by the automobile manu-
faturing concern for the trip.
In addition to nroviding transnor-
Says Ernst Roehm's Plot
Necessitated Sh o oting
Defies Threats Of
Von Schleicher, Executed
With Wife, Was To Have
BERLIN, July 13. -(R) - Adolf
Hitler with a touch of dramatic de-
fiance defended before the world to-
night his ruthless course of action
which he said cost 77 lives in Ger-
many to suppress a revolt that would
have killed tens of thousands.
A plot of Ernst Roehm, executed
Storm Troop leader, he said, forced
him to "act with the speed of light-
ning," in the early morning hours of
June 30 when "mutineers" were shot
summarily by firing squads.
"In this hour I was responsible for
the fate of the German nation," Hit-
This, he added, was his answer to
the question as to why he did not
"invoke an ordinary course of action."
"And thereby," he continued, "the
supreme court of the German people
during those four hours was my-
"I gave orders to shoot those who
were mainly responsible for treach-
"I issued orders further that if any
mutineers tried to resist arrest they
were to be immediately shot down.
The nation must know that its ex-
istence cannot be endangered without
Boston ................43 35 .551
Cleveland .............39 37 .513
Washington ...........40 39 .506
St. Louis.............31 40 .437
Philadelphia ...........30 46 .395
Chicago ..............26 51 .338
New York 4, Detroit 2.
Boston 7, St. Louis 2.
Washington 3, Cleveland 2.
Philadelphia-Chicago, wet grounds.
New York at Detroit.
Boston at St. Louis.
Washington at Cleveland.
Philadelphia at Chicago.
---Associated Press Photo
GEN. HUGH S. JOHNSON
of Grid Stars
Everhardus, Wistert, And
Petoskey Are In Race For
Michigan's candidates for positions
on the all-star grid team which will
meet the Chicago Bears August 31 in
Chicago increased their leads in tab-
ula'ttii Chiouncei ye.terde y the
Chicago Tribune, which is sponsoring
the nation-wide poll by which the
team is to be chosen.
Wolverine fans may make their se-
lections by sending choices of eleven
men who ended their college playing
careers last fall to the All-Star Game
Editor, The Chicago Tribune. The
poll closes July 25, and a nation-wide
contest to select a college coach to
handle the squad of 27 men will be
Chuck Bernard, far ahead of Ray
Oen, of Minnesota for the pivot po-
sition, has registered 2,472 votes ac-
cording to the figures given yesterday
by the Tribune.
Herman Everhardus continued to
trail Beattie Feathers of Tennessee
for the first choice for halfback, but
was still far ahead of Nick Lukats
of Notre Dame.
Whitey Wistert, Michigan's all-
American tackle, remained behind
Moose Krause of Notre Dame by about
700 votes, but was almost 1,000 votes
ahead of Dutch Fehring of Purdue.
Ted Petoskey also continued to trail
in the balloting for end, registering 1,-
818 votes to 2,392 for Joe Skladany
of Pittsburgh. Ed Manske of North-
western continued to gain in the tab-
ulations, taken for the most part
from the Chicago district.
Another Wolverine appeared in yes-
terday's computation, John Kowalik,
at guard. With Carl Savage, Kowalik
is the second Michiganguard to re-
Former Basketball Coach
Is Promoted Position
Vacant Since 1932
MADISON, Wis., July 13. -- (P) -
The "Little Doctor" of Western Con-
ference basketball, Dr. Walter E.
Meanwell, who has guided the Bad-
gers through two decades of compe-
tition, today was chosen athletic di-
rector of the University of Wisconsin.
Four Wisconsin alumni were re-
ported under consideration for the
basketball coaching post which Dr.
Meanwell will give up to take over his
post as director, a position vacant
since 1932 when Irwin Uteritz, bas-
ketball coach. resigned a month after
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be "dominant" on the streets.
The Chancellor spoke at a meeting
of the All-Nazi Reichstag, called to
hear the first accounting of the leader
of the nation since Roehm and others
accused of plotting were killed.
But his voice went into micro-
phones which carried it to every cor-
ner of the world, 'perhaps to the
largest radio audience ever addressed,
since ample precautions had been
taken for the explanation-hungry
German people to hear him.
Hitler pictured himself as weighed
down with anxiety for his nation ever
since he came to power in January,
1933, freely admitting that economic
problems are giving him apprehen-
He threw in, too, a defiance to those
who would shut Germany off com-
mercially, declaring that if necessary
"our inventors and our chemists" can
find ways of making Germany "in-
dependent of imports of materials
which we shall ourselves be in a
position to create or substitute."
Hitler came out in opposition to
mixing the Reichswehr (regular ar-
my) with political organizations, such
as the Storm Troopers, an objective,
he said, of the plot which he accused
Roehm and former Chancellor Kurt
von Schleicher of hatching.
Von Schleicher, who was shot down
with his wife "resisting arrest," was
to have become Vice Chancellor, Hit-
ler said, succeeding Franz von Pa-
pen, Conservative'friend of President
Paul von Hindenburg, who was under
guard himself for a short time after
the rebellion had been suppressed.
Not the least interesting portion
of Hitler's speech was that in which
he stated that the number of dead
in the revolt was 77.
No number had been officially given
previously, but semi-official state-
ments had put it as much lower. Nine-
teen were high Storm Troop leaders,
31 lesser members of that organiza-.
tion, and the others scattered among
civilians, and Schutzstaffel (special
guard) members. Three of the
Schutzstaffel men were shot, he said,
for mistreating persons taken into
Conger Funeral Is
Scheduled For Today
Funera1 servies a fnr vmnu,
New York 7, Pittsburgh 6.
Cincinnati 8, Brooklyn 6.
Boston 7, Chicago 6.
St. Louis-Philadelphia, wet grounds
This Kitten Wasn't Black But
He Broke In to Print Anyway
The Daily's "Friday the Thir-
teenth" black kitten apparently re-
mained under cover yesterday to avoid
being blamed for out-of-the-ordinary
happenings, but another young feline,
less-suspicious in hue and even
smaller in size, fought hard to gain
a place in the day's news.
This particular little cat - which
has since been christened "Fitgerald"
was first noticed on the steps of
Angell Hall late in the afternoon. He
Becker was carrying a stray cat.
Fitzgerald turned out to be an un-
happy creature, however, due to warm
weather and four-thousand crawling
friends. And this is where the tale
becomes a story. In the early hours
of the evening, Miss Becker was seen
standing on the lawn in front of her
residence with Fitzgerald. Near her
stood Miss Bertha L. Beck, secretary
to the director of the.Summer Session,
with a deluxe can of highly-scented
flea nowder. Miss Becker held Miss