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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4, 1937 -

T H E MICH.I GAN D AI.LY

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NEWS
Of The DAY
(By The Associated Press)
Believe 13 Are Dead
In Ocean Plane Crash
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3.- (R) -
Navy fliers found a shattered Pan-
American-Grace Airways flying boat
submerged in the sea off Panama
today, its 13 passengers and crew
members apparently dead.
Among the passengers were a mo-
ther and her two children, two Com-,
merce Department officials from
Washington, a representative of the
National City Bank of New York and
two employes of the Ford Motor Co.
Emilie Dionne's Illness
Is Light, Dr. Dafoe Says
CALLANDER, Ont., Aug. 3.-(Can-
adian Press) -Emilie Dionne was get-
ting along nicely, Dr. Allan Roy Da-I
foe reported tonight after visiting the
ailing quintuplet. Emilie is suffer-
ing from a respiratory infection but
her illness is light, Dr. Dafoe said.

Insurgents Try History of Chinese
To Gain Control Culture Is Related
Beyond Teruel
Turks in the Crusad es cia, 1tr was .

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greatly superior to the celebrated
HENDAYE, Franco-Spanish Fron- English long bow of Crecy and Agin-
tier, Aug. 3.-( )-Insurgent troops,} court. The English bow, he pointed'
driving southward through govern- out, possessed a range of about 220
ment lines on the Teruel fron1 ,'eo *r

centrated today on cleaning up cap-'
tured territory south of Albarracin,
35 miles west of Teruel and 118 miles
east of Madrid.-
While the Insurgents fought for
complete control of an enormous sa-
lient formed by their present offen-
sive, the government claimed victor-,
ies in a push toward Portalrubio,
some 70 miles to the north of Teruel.,
Government forces announced the
capture of Pancrudo and Corralnuevo,
just south of Portalrubio. Pancrudo is,
on the important Teruel-Portalrubio
road.-
Two Insurgent brigades reported;
driving Government troops from their,
principal mountain fortification on;
the front near Bezas, 11 miles west ofI;
Teruel, and cutting their main line of
communications along a secondary,
road in that area.
Generalissimo Francisco Franco's
troops were trying to severe connec-
tions between inland Madrid and the
Government's temporary capital, Va-
lencia, on the east coast.

yards, while the Chinese and Turkish
bows were effective at distances three
times as great.
There is no proof that the Chinese
used swords prior to the eleventh or
twelfth century B.C., the lecturer
stated. The dagger-axe was origin-
ally the most popular weapon for
close fighting, and was only gradual-
ly replaced by the sword, the ortho-
dox European infantry arm. The
spear also was widely used in China.
The most important beast of the
time was the horse, Mr. Bishop said.
The famous Mongolian wild horse is
the only truly wild horse still extant,
and shows characteristics' entirely
different from its tame co-part.
Mr. Bishop concluded his talk with
a brief comment on the literature of
the epoch he had discussed. The I
earliest recorded Chinese literature,I
he said, consists of the records found
in the Oracle bones of Honan, a
province of North China.
The lecture, which was illustrated
by slides, was sponsored by the In-
stitute of Far Eastern Studies.

Class To Learn
Chinese Tongue
During Session
Kennedy's Group Spends
70 Hours A Week In
Study OfLanguage
(Continued from Page 1)
establishes more strongly the mem-
ory associations of character, sound
and English meaning. Further, by
eliminating temporarily the least used
characters, the ,student can concen-
trate on the frequently used few, and
thus make more rapid progress.
Again, it enables the students to get
started very early in actually read-
ing current Chinese literature. Al-
ready the class has read 120 pages
this summer.
From a theoretical viewpoint the
method presents additional advan-
tages, Dr. Kennedy outlined. For
one thing, the student is prevented
from falsely equating Chinese and
American "cores of meaning," which.
generally are not really identical. Al-
so the method, more than any other,
emphasizes what most Occidentals
are not aware of, that is, the polysyl-
labic nature of the Chineselanguage.
Most foreigners think each Chinese
character a word. But the two ele-
ments "bright" and "sky" combined
in Chinese are actually the word "to-
morrow"; and Dr. Kennedy asserted
that the Chinese no more think of the
word as combined of the elements
than English speaking persons con-
sider "tomorrow" to be composed of
three independent and separate ele-
ments "to" and "mor" and "row."
The final argument for the method,
concluded Professor Kennedy, is that
it is superior in teaching a feeling
for word order and sentence rhythm,
and without such a feeling no un-
derstanding of Chinese, a noninflect-
ed language, is possible.

Broach Plant Here
Hit By Ann Arbor's
1st Sit-Down Strike
(Continued from Page 1)
who was being paid more than some
of the men who had been therefor
several years. Although company
claims differed with the estimate, a
worker informed The Daily that last
year the pay scale ran between 35 and
65 cents an hour and that this year
it ran from 45 to 80 cents per hour,
the company claiming that the pay
varies from 50 cents to $1.
Strikers said that help had been
promised from Flint,. Pontiac and
Jackson UAW locals.
Describing how the main switch,
controlling the power for the entire
building, was pulled, a worker said:
"We choose out a man and he was to
do it at 10 a.m. The superintendent
was hanging around then, though, so
he got cold feet. The superinten-
dent turned his back and our man
jumped up and pulled the switch."
Union members estimated their
numbers at between 85 and 90 per
cent of the total workers. One said:
"We were royally rooked for 10
weeks. They would not even ex-
change letters."
However, some of the workers did
not want to strike, but were dissuaded
by their fellow strikers. A few of the
older men stated they wished to con-
tinue work but when they saw they
were in the minority guessed "it was
up to the rest of the boys."
Police have not been called in.

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Prof. J. K. Pollock Releases Detailed
Analysis Of State Civil Service Plan

(Continued from Page 1)
economical service hitherto unknown.
Much Interest Expressed
"Since so much interest has been
expressed concerning the changes
made in the original Civil Service
Study Commission bill, a detailed
consideration of these changes is per-
tinent.
"In its passage through the Senate,
31 amendments were added to the
bill. Of these, only one will interfere
with the proper administration of the
act, namely, the provision exempting
veterans from age and physical re-
quirements under certain circum-
stances. This is one of the worst ad-
ditions to the bill and may have to be
eliminated in the near future.
"In the House, 77 amendments were
added to the bill, 75 of which either
weakened the bill or at least did not
improve it. In conference commit-
tee the House receded from the two
worst amendments, namely, the
amendment blanketing-in present
employes, and the amendment which
would have seriously interferred with
the examination program. Had these
two amendments not been stricken
out on final passage, one could not
have much enthusiasm for the act.
"Of the House amendments which
were retained in the act as final
passed, 36 are of no practical im-
portance and in most cases consist
of verbal changes. The other 39
amendments may be summarized as
follows:
Personnel Agency Changed
"(a) Amendments which changed
the structure of the personnel agency.
These amendments eliminated three
very important checks against pos-
sible political interference: (1) by
changing the size of the commission
from four to three and consequently
changing its term of office from eight
to six years; (2) by giving the Gov-
ernor the power to appoint the first
personnel director; and perhaps most
important of all, (3) by eliminating
the provision which required all can-
didates for personnel director to be
certified by an examining committee
of experts.
"These changes might permit pol-
itics to enter into the civil service
system if the Governor should ap-
point commissioners and a director
who were not in sympathy with civil
service. However, it is important to
note that in doing this any Governor
would be violating other provisions of
the act which require civil service
commissioners to be appointed who
are "Known to be in sympathy with
the application of modern personnel
practices in the public service" and
which require the personnel director
to be "a person thoroughly familiar
with the principles and experienced
in the methods and techniques of
personnel administration on the mer-
it basis.
"Furthermore, the new act provides
that all appointmtnts subsequent to
HAMPSTEAD
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present
MASTER
PETER PATHELIN
at the
OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATRE
Hampstead Lane
August 5 & 6

the original appointment to the office
of personnel director shall be made
by the civil service commission. The
Governor, by appointing to office a
high class civil service commission
and the most competent personnel
director available, would avoid any
possible danger of political contamin-
ation of the new civil service system.
If the Legislature or the people are
afraid of possible abuse under future
Governors, the law can be changed
to embody all of the original pro-
tective features.
Difference In Methods
"(b) An amendment which pro-
vided for qualifying examinations for
present employes in *place of open
competitive examinations as recom-
mended by the Civil Service Study
Commission. The difference between

given to present employes provided
only that a competent director and
commission are appointed. The Gov-!
ernor has given assurance that the
new system will be administered in
the true spirit of civil service, a guar-
antee which will preclude any "funny,
business" from entering into the ex-
amination process.
"It should be added that Michigan
will be the first state to have started
its civil service system with qualifying
examinations instead of blanketing-
in, a fact which has been overlooked
by those persons who have criticized
the bill. The state will be able to
start off with good employes, instead
of waiting for all the incompetent
ones to die off.
"(c) Several amendments weak-
ened the power of the personnel di-

Christopher D. Sullivan (above),
second assembly district leader, was
named new chief of Tammany Hall,
New York political organization, at
a meeting of the executive commit-
tee. He succeeds the late James J.
Dooling.
political suspicion.
"OV. the other hand, employes are
adequately protected against arbi-
trary political removal by the pro-
visions of section 17. In this connec-
tion section 23 is interesting when
it states: "In his official capacity,
the state employe shall pursue the
common good and not only be impar-
tial but so act as not to endanger his
impartiality nor to give occasion for
distrust of his impartiality."
" (f) House amendments which
finally prevailed extended the list of
exemptions from the classified serv-
ice. Assistant attorneys-general and
division heads may be politically ap-
pointed under the new act. These'
changes should not have been made.
"In the light of this analysis, it can
be seen that there are no real grounds
for casting reflections on the new
act. While it is true that proper ad-
ministration will be necessary to
make it successful, the same would
be true with any act which might be
passed. Consequently, no amount of
criticism whether from friends or foes
of civil service should detract from
the act's genuine value.
"An adequate system has been au-'
thorized; adequate appropriations
have been provided; only an adequate
personnel to administer it is lacking
and only the Governor can provide
this. .It should be the earnest hope of
every real friend of the merit system
that the new act will have its incep-
tion in an atmosphere of sympathetic
cooperation rather than partisan hos-
tility.

SellingOu
There is a saying that "Opportunity knocks but once." Ours
has been a long drawn-out knock, at least as long as we could make
it, but the time is rapidly nearing when we shall say goodbye to
Ann Arbor forever. The greatest, grandest, biggest opportunity
to save is knocking its last few knocks.
Two-way stretch GIRDLES in pantie and straight styles.
Some pantie girdles have a removable
crotch. Were $1.00 and $1.59 ...
One lot of broadcloth, seersucker and balbriggan
PAJAMAS that sold
to $2.95..ow 9 C
Some seersucker lounging pajamas included in this group

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the two methods for examining pres- rector over promotions and transfers.
ent employes simply consists in this, These are not fatal but are restric-

that with qualifying examinations'
present employes must pass examin-
ations to prove their fitness, from
which examinations persons who are
not employes are excluded. This is
the only difference between qualify-
ing and open competitive examina-
tions.
"A qualifying examination is a real
test of merit and not a whitewash as
has been publicly asserted. The new
provision states that these examina-
tions shall be prepared in collabora-
tion with the department heads.
This does not mean that department
heads shall either make the exams
or have the final approval over them.
The examining function belongs to
the civil service commission and will
be delegated by it to' technically-
trained examiners who as a matter of
good and regular practice whether
specified by the act or not will work
with the department heads in de-
termining the content of examina-
tions.
Case Given
"To take a concrete case, if an
examination for senior bacteriologist
is to be prepared, the personnel di-
rector or one of his examiners would
always confer with and discuss with
the Health Commissioner the scope
of duties, the training necessary, and
the ability required for a senior bac-
teriologist. When furnished with
this information, the examiner would
then prepare the test and might then
again talk over parts of the proposed
exam with the Health Commissioner
to ascertain whether the questions
were practical and of such a nature
as to truly test the applicant's ability.
"Under no stretch of political im-
agination will department heads be
permitted to write or dictate the qual-
ifying examinations which are to be

tive. In case they prove disadvan- I
tageous in practice, amendments to
the law will become necessary.
"(d) Amendments were made to
the section on temporary and emer-
gency appointments and to the sec-
tion on leaves of absence neither of
which is good. These matters, how-1
ever, can be worked out with proper
administration.
Relates To Political Activity
"(e) The Senate amendment as
amended by the House and passed,
relating to political activity of em-
ployes is not as tight as the* original
proposal. But in competent hands it
will provide a sufficient guarantee
against politicizing the state service.
Under the wide powers of dismissal
granted to appointing authorities,
employes will be well advised to keep
out of all activities likely to bring

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