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Partly cloudy to cloudy today,
cooler in east and south; gen-
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Official Publication Of The Summer Session



Charge Radio
Concern With
Act Violation
Foremen Warn Workers
In Ann Arbor Factory To
Avoid CIO, Is Claim
Say Men Forced To
Join Plant Union
The Ann Arbor local of the United
Electrical and Radio Workers of
America, a CIO affiliate, will cite the
International Radio Co., 405 S. Fourth
St. with violation of the Wagner La-
bor Relations Act after a reported
attempt yesterday to coerce employes
to join a company union, The Inter-
national Employees Association, a
representative of the UERWA re-
ported last night.
The violations to be charged, ac-
cording to the CIO representative,
are coercion of employes to join a
co m p a n y u n i o n, discrimination
against a union and the dismissal
of two men because of the union ac-
tivities. (According to reports, two
men have been discharged from the
plant because of UERWA activities).
Departments Shut Down
Late yesterday afternoon, all de-
partments of the factory were shut
down one by one, while employes
were addressed by a foreman on the
production line.
According to reports from CIO rep-
resentatives, he told all men that if
they wanted to continue to work for
the company they should avoid the
010, that a company union is being
formed to represent all the employes
in their relations with the manage-
ment and that no outside union was
wanted in the plant.
Other statements made at the
meetings held at different times
throughout the plant, a UERWA rep-
resentative said, were that an execu-
tive committee of the company union
would want to know from each em-
ploye what clubs he belongs to and
with what labor organizations he is
Must Be Vouched For
Each recent employe was also told,
the union representative stated, that
he would be, required to have some-
one vouch for him, and that he would
be informed when and where to re-
port for work.
They were also told, according to
rumor, that if they wanted to con-
tinue work for the company they
should sign a membership applica-
tion to the company union.
Last night when the night shift re-
ported to the plant, they were sent
home and told to wait until they were
called, with the exception of a few
workers that had been with the com-
many for a number of years.
According to a UERWA represen-
tative, the CIO affiliate two weeks
ago started active attempts to or-
ganize the workers in the plant. Since
then, he said, rapid progress has been
made and almost one third of the
workers in the plant have been or-
ganized under the United Electrical
and Radio Workers of America.
Verschoor Out Of Town
When reached last night by long
distance telephone, Charles A. Ver-
schoor, president of the International
Radio Company, said, "I don't know
what it's all about yet. I know they
didn't report for work tonight, and I
understand they had a meeting in
West Park, but I don't know what
When asked if a company union
is being formed, headeclared, "That's
what I've heard, but I don't know the
plans. I was in Detroit all day, and
I'll find out about the situation the

first thing in the morning."
According to unofficial reports, the
company union held a meeting last
night and said that should the CIO
get control of the plant, the plant
would be shut down completely.
Drillers Strike
Natural Gas On
State Grounds
DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 11.-(P)-
Natural gas was struck here today
by drillers sinking a well on the
Michigan State Fair Grounds, within
the city limits of Detroit.
Persons familiar with gas well op-
erations estimated that the well i
blowing off at the rate of half a mil-
lion cubic feet a day.
Gas was struck 85 feet below the
surface of the ground near the fair-
grounds' art building by workmen

French Work Hard
To Adapt Television
To Military Needs
PARIS, Aug. I1.-(P) French
technical experts are working night
and day to adapt television to the
needs of their military forces.
General Andre Niessel, former mem-
ber of the Superior War Council, as-
serts that television soon will make
it possible for aviators to transmit
to the general staff hour by hour
views from behind enemy lines.,
Behind its own lines, General
Niessel says, the French army will
be able to flash television maps from
headquarters to firing line posts. Tele-
vized orders will be flashed in a frac-
Stion of the time necessary to send
them by wireless. And there will be
no errors in transmission, for the or-
iginal signed document will appear
on receivers.
Because television can transmit a
written order of hundreds of words
instantly, General Niessel believes
its use will make for secrecy. Direc-
tion-finding instruments cansascer-
tain the position of a radio sending
station, but General Niessel believes,
television will make that extremely
difficult. Instant transmission by
television will give enemy scouts little
time to adjust direction-finding in-.
struments whereas in wireless, the
time necessary to send a message
gives ample opportunity to discover
the station's position.
French Group
Plans Banquet
At Union Today
Many Speakers Will Take
Part; Foyer Francais
Plans Meeting
As the concluding event of its
Summer Session program the Cercle
Francais will hold a banquet at 7 p.m.
today in the Terrace Dining Room of
the Union. More than 50 people,]
members of the club and their guests,
are expected to attend.
Guests at the banquet will be en-
tertained by a short musical program.
A trio, composed of Mrs. Clara Flor-
ence, violinist, Miss Winifred Card-)
ner, pianist, and Miss Katherine Tho-
mas, cellist, will play, and Miss Vir-
ginia Moore, a student of Prof. Ar-
thur Hackett of the School of Music,
will sing. Later the entire group will
sing French songs.
Among those who have been invited
to speak at this concluding banquet'
are the following: Professor-emeritus
A. G. Confield, former head of the
Romance Languages department,
, Prof. Eugene Rovillain, Prof. Rene
Talamon, Prof. Charles A. Knudson,
James O'Neill and Francis Gravit, all
members of the 'French department
faculty. Mrs. Vincent Scanio, social
director of the Foyer Francais, will
also address the group.
The last social event of the Foyer
Francais on Thursday, Aug. 5, was
featured also by a musical program.
Miss Alice Horner, a student of Stan-
ley Fletcher of the School of Music,
presented a group of French songs.
Mrs. Scanio has directed rhesocial
activities of the Foyer during the
Summer Session and Miss Deirdre
MacMullen has been house manager.
W men students interested in French
have lived in the Foyer Francais
during the summer
Sentence Five
Gang Members
To Longy Terms

Three Cars Take Youths
To Jackson Prison After
'Boys Confess
Three cars yesterday conveyed five
youths and two other criminals to
Jackson prison.
Circuit Judge George Sample had,
previously sentenced the five mem-
bers of a gang, which is held respon-
sible for a dozen burglaries and rob-
beries besides at least one holdup, to
long prison terms.
Sam Sayer, 18; Charles Pettibone,
17; Jack Steele, 17; and LaVerne Cas-
terline, 18, all received terms of from
five to ten years with the lighter sen-
tence recommended. Three were sen-
tenced for robbery armed and Cas-
s terline was charged with burglary.
Charles Cotton, 18, received two to
five years for automobile theft.
The youths had told jailers before
their trial that they were "sure" they
iwould receive light sentences but

Block Wage
Hour Bill In
Crop Dispute
Adjournment May Result
Because Of Argument
With Administration
South Is Opposed
To New Legislation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.- UP) -
Congressional forcesfangered by
President Roosevelt's refusal to grant
Federal crop loans until a new crop-
control law is assured, blocked his
wage-and-hour legislation today.
The tug-of-war between the Presi-
dent and powerful elements in Con-
gress became so fierce that it threat-
ened to wreck plans for an early ad-
journment and to throw the remain-
ing days of the legislative session in-
to confusion.
Many Southern legislators lined up
behind a movement to delay the
wage-hour bill and compel the grant-
ing of price-bolstering loans on cot-
ton and other major crops.
Charles West, liaison man between
the White House and congressional
leaders, hurried to Capitol Hill. He
conferred with House leaders and
they in turn with Rep. John J. '-
Connor, New York Democrat, chair-
man of the House Rules Committee.
O'Connor then called off a meeting
of his committee scheduled to consid-
er giving wage-hour legislation right-~
of-way on the House floor tomorrow.
He declined explanation, but told
the House later that personally he is
"wholeheartedly and enthusiastical-
ly" for the labor bill.
One Administration leader told re-
porters that the meeting had been
called off because proponents of the
labor legislation could not muster suf-
ficient votes in the committee at pres-
ent to get their bill before the House.
Some House members expressed be-
lief that delaying the meeting would
give the Administration time to seek
additional committee votes, possibly
by agreeing to grant crop loans with-
out further ado.
However, Rep. E. E. Cox, Georgia
Democrat, a committee member who
is opposed to tht wage-hour legisla-
tion, declared:
"There is no punishment, pressure
or influence that can be brought to
bear that will persuade this commit-
tee to grant a rule (for House con-
sideration of the bill) ."
Measure May
Delay Congress
Move To Defer Argument
By Adjourning Is Lost;
Bill Comes Up Today
motion to debate the Wagner-Van
Nuys anti-lynching bill caught ad-
ministration leaders in the Senate
napping today, upset their legisla-
tive program, and threatened to de-
lay adjournment of Congress.
When they awoke to the situation,
the leaders sought to sidetrack the
motion by adjourning-but their par-
liamentary move lost, 35 to 27.
With the revolt then clearly out of
hand, RepublicandLeader McNary
moved to recess and his motion car-
ried, 36 to 23. This means the bill
will be before the Senate again to-

morrow, whereas an adjournment
would have side-tracked it.
The net result was that the Senate
faced a bitter and perhaps lengthy
fight over the measure, which the
House already has passed.
Senator Wagner (Dem., N.Y.)
made the motion to take up the bill,
and vowed that he would not with-
draw it.
Democratic Leader Barkley, of
Kentucky, protested that he had ar-
ranged a tentative program whereby
Senator King (Dem., Utah) was to be
recognized to take up a District of
Columbia bill, and other measures
were to follow that.
. But Vice-President Garner inter-
rupted to state that since Wagner
was the only man who had arisen and
asked for recognition from the chair
he had to be recognized.
Wagner said he did not want t(
disarrange the program, but "I do
not believe a bill of this importancE
ought to be setaside."

All Is Serenel
As Union Gives
Out Literature
About 800 Members Of 12
Locals Distribute Union
Many Men Leave
Without. Literature
DETROIT, Aug. 11.-(P)-But for
the tossing of an ice cream cone
which sloshed in an undignified man-
ner down a bystander's shirt, there
was no evidence of disorder Wednes-
day afternoon when United Automo-
bile Workers distributed literature at
the Ford Motor Co. Rouge plant.
Some 800 members of 12 locals of.
the U.A.W., who rode to the plant in
taxicabs, took part in the distribution
at the gates of the huge plant.
D.S.R. Recalls Busses
The distributors had planned to
ride to the plant in chartered D.S.R.
busses, but the busses, after arriving
at the Ford Local headquarters, 8844
Michigan Ave., were sent back to the
barns when officials decided that they
[had no licences to drive in the City of
Before going to the plant, the dis-
tributors were given printed instruc-
tions which cautioned them not to
go on Ford property, to obey their
leaders and police and to cause no
A goodly number of the distributors
were stationed at each of 29 points, 12
of which were inside the Dearborn
City limits. .
Unofficial Observers Present
Unofficial observers, many of whom
were at the plant May 26 when union
officials and workers were beaten,
watched the distribution.
A torrential rain fell for some 15
minutes as the first of the distribu-
tors arrived at the Miller Road gates.
Those who had alighted from the
taxis sought shelter beneath the un-
derpasses. Others remained in cabs
and cruised on the streets around
the plant until the rain stopped.
The distributors lined up at the
edge of Ford property and offered
copies of the United Automobile
Worker to Ford workers entering
and leaving the plant.
Acceptance Of Papers Varies
Counts taken at various times in-
dicated that perhaps 30 per cent of
the workers entering the plant and
about 70 per cent of those leaving
accepted the literature.
Many of the papers were tossed
into automobiles leaving the plant
parking lots. Some workers accepted
them almost eagerly, many took them
with apparent indifference and many
threw them away.
Walter Reuther, president of the
U.A.W. West Side Local and one of
the leaders in the union's drive to or-
ganize Ford workers, issued a state-
ment in Milwaukee, where he is at-
tending a pre-convention executive
session, in which he denied that he
had quit the Ford drive.
Ruthven To Be
Main Speaker
For Breakfast
Yoakum And Prof. Woody
Will Make Addresses At
Affair For Candidates

President Alexander G. Ruthven
will be the principal speaker at a
breakfast to honor candidates for a
master's degree which will be given
at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 15 in the ballroom
of the Michigan Union, Dr. Louis A.
Hopkins, director of Summer Session,
announced yesterday.
Dean Clarence S. Yoakum and
Prof. Clifford Woody will also ad-
dress the guests. Dr. Edward W.
f Blakeman will give the invocation
and Dr. Hopkins will preside at the
y breakfast.
This is the first time the Univer-
sity has sponsored this type of af-
fair honoring master's candidates,
and all schools and departments on
the campus are included, according
to Dr. Hopkins. The purpose of the
breakfast is to give the graduate stu-
dents who are only here during Sum-
mer Session an opportunity to be-
come acquainted with the adminis-
o trative officers.
e The breakfast is limited to 600
ouests incidinR 25O candidates and

Lower Court Bill Is
Sent To Roosevelt
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.-(IP)-
Congress sent the lower court pro-
cedure bill to the White House for
President Roosevelt's signature to-
day-ending for this session a half-
year controversy over judicial reor-
The House completed congressional
action on the legislation, from which
had been deleted Mr. Roosevelt's rec-
ommendations for appointing an ad-
ditional justice for each member of
the Supreme Court who would not re-
tire at 70 years of age.
Without taking a record vote, the
House joined the Senate in adopting
a conference report embodying the
No members spoke against the pro-
cedure bill, but several shouted "No"
on the voice vote on adoption of the
Band Director
From 1915-26
Capt. Wilfred Wilson Dies;
Funeral Services To Be
Held At 3 P.M. Today
Capt. Wilfred Wilson, director of
the University's band from 1915 un-
til 1926, died suddenly late Tuesday
at 510 Roosevelt Blvd., Ypsilanti,
where he was spending the summer.
He was 62 years old.
A member of the School of Music
faculty at the same time he was band
director, Captain Wilson had until
recently been director of the instru-
mental department of the Fort
Worth, Texas, public schools, where
he went after leaving here.
From 1901 until 1912, he was an
officer at the Culver Military Aca-
demy, Culver, Ind.
Captain Wilson was connected with
the National High School Orchestra
camp held each summer at Interloch-
en, Mich., and was head of the brass
committee of the National High
School orchestra for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Hetta,
who was with him at Ypsilanti, and
a daughter, Mrs. Robert K. Brown of
Grand Rapids.
Funeral services will be held at 3
p.m. today at the Dolph Funeral
home with the Rev. Frederick. W.
Leech officiating.
Franco s Men
Smash Loyalist
North Offense
Losses In Attempted Drive
In Asturian Front Are
HENDAYE, Franco-Spanish Fron-
tier, Aug. 11.-(I)-Spanish Insur-
gent authorities in Iron today an-
nounced Generalissimo Francisco
Franco's troops had smashed an at-
tempted government offensive on the
Asturian front in northern Spain.
Government losses were described
as "extremely heavy."
The Insurgents said battalions of
Asturian miners swept out of their
trenches in the sector, near Oviedo
and west of Santander, and charged
their foe's positions.
The rapidity of the attack carried
the miners far enough forward to
hurl hand grenades into the op-
posing lines but, the Insurgents said,
Gen. Franco's machine gunners then

opened fire to mow them down.
Insurgents reported that half of
the attacking band was killed and the
remainder forced back to initial po-
Heavy Insurgent troop movements
in the north were reported by Gov-
ernment sources in Santander.
. They said Government forces were
taking special precautions in event
that the Insurgent drive against
Santander, which halted after the
conquest of Bilbao when reinforce-
ments were rushed to aid hard-
pressed troops west of Madrid, should
be resumed.
Government warplanes have been
assembled in the northern provinces
to prevent repetition of the situation
during the Bilbao operations when
government forces virtually were
without planes.
Santander authorities asserted
their port now was free of insurgent
blockade vessels with the flight of
three warships before government
1 craft.

Japanese Infantry
jLaunches Drive At
Pass Near. Peiping

D unhanm Gives Talk '
On Teaching Latin
For successful teaching of Latin,
both group similarities and individual
differences should be recognized, Prof.
Fred Dunham of the School of Edu-
cation told a group of educators yes-
terday in the auditorium of the
University high school.
Speaking on "Techniques in Lat-
in," he explained a system in which
the Latin class is divided into two
groups-the general group and the
honors group.
"Those in the honors group are ex-
pected to do more work, and work of
a higher quality," Professor Dunham
He pointed out that this system has
been successful where tried.
Murphy Angry
As Legislature
Finally Closes
Special Session Refuses
To Pass Labor Relations
Program Of Governor
LANSING, Aug. 11.-()-The leg-
islature adjourned its first special ses-
sion today, with every indication that
it would be back before the year has
ended, working on phases of the ad-
ministration program it has rejected
Only four members of the House,
one senator and the lieutenant gov-
ernor turned out for the final ad-
journment. There was neither speech
making nor ceremony as Speaker
George A. Schroeder in the House
and Lieutenant Governor Leo J. Now-
icki in the senate adjourned the ses-
Sen. Harry F. Hittle, Republican,
Lansing, was the lone senator in that
chamber. Only Schroeder, and Reps.
Elizabeth L. Belen, Democrat, Lan-
sing; Peter R. Legg, Democrat, Es-
canaba, and Frank P. Buza, Demo-
crat, Presque Isle, were in the House.
Governor Murphy, irritated by de-
feat of his labor relations program
and other legislative proposals that
he had endorsed, has announced he
will recall the legislature not later
than early January.
The special session that ended to-
day has as its outstanding achieve-
ments the enactment of a teacher
tenure law, amendments to the un-
employment insurance law to change
its exemption features, and correc-
tive changes in laws passed in the
regular session.r
Kurdish Revolt
A t'i
Causes Actiont
By The French!
Munition Shipments Havet
Been Causing Concern;i
Planes, Troops Ready
DEIR-EZ-ZOR, Syria, Aug. 11.-
()-French bombing planes and mo-
torized infantry went into action to-
day to suppress a rebellion of Mo-
hammedan Kurds against French
rule in Syria.
Several Christians were injured,
villages were pillaged and civil au-
thorities who tried to restore order
were fired upon by bands of wild
Kurdish tribesmen in northeastern
The French were concerned over
the origin of large shipments of
cartridges and other munitions, found
at -Aleppo, and consigned to the re-

Sbellious tribesmen.v
Specific reasons for the uprising
1 were concealed under official censor-
Three motorized infantry units and
squadrons of warplanes took the field
against the Kurds. Troops rushed the
village of Amouda, near the Turkish;
frontier, where two orders who at-
tempted to restore order were fired
f upon, but the Kurds had evacuated
tn evhvon -a nan ot ra t h ~zj r1 - mL. i

89th Division Of Nanking
Army Bombed As Heavy
Mass Naval Power
SHANGHAI, Aug. 2.-(Thurs-
day)-(P)--Militarized Chinese
police barricaded Kiangwan vil-
lage, just north of Shanghai, to-
day against the possibility of at-
tack from 'the reinforced Jap-
anese garrison and refused to al-
low the American community or
other foreigners to depart.
The United States consul gen-
eral was making frantic efforts to
contact Mayor O. K. Yui of
greater Shangha to gain consent
for evacuation of the stranded
Americans but was meeting with
no success.
At the same time heavily armed
Chinese forcessurrounded Jap-
anese industrial properties in the
Chinese areas on the northern
fringe of the international settle-
ment. Japanese charged that
Chinese troops had also sur-
rounded a Japanese cotton mill
as far north as Woosung, forcing,
it to close down.
The surprise Chinese activity
extended from Shanghai proper
all along the road to the Woo-
sung forts where units of the
Japanese first fleet suddelnly ap-
peared yesterday creating new
tension in the grave Sino-'Jap-
anese crisis.
TOKYO, Aug. 12.-(Thursday
-UP)--Japanese Infantry began
an offensive at Nankow pass,
northwest of Peiping, under the
protection of aerial squadrons
early today.
The Doemi, Japanese, news
agency said the advance began
at 5:30 a.m. (4:30 p.m. E.S.T.
Furious fighting was in prog-
The Japanese opened up with
heavy artillery against the China
force-the 89th Division of the
Nanking, Central Government,
army. The Chinese had held
onto positions along the Great
Wall since early Wednesday. (Ti-
entsin dispatches earlier reported
the warning of the Japanese
command that aerial ad motor-
ized units would be thrown into
the fight if Chinese turned to-
ward Peiping to the South. The
Japanese then were on the de-
SHANGHAI, Aug. 11.-(P)-Japan
massed naval power at Shanghai to-
night while far to the northwest the
ancient city of Nankow was reported
afire following new hostilities in the
Sino-Japanese North China conflict.
Twenty-seven warships from across
the China Sea were estimated in the
force which crowded the Whangpoo
River or were stationed in the Yang-
tze River.
Betweend500 and 1,000 bluejackets
were landed as Japanese- naval au-
thorities proclaimed events culminat-
ing Monday in the slaying of a Jap-
anese naval officer and a seaman
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Leaoue Plans
Formal Dance
As A Farewell
A League-sponsored farewell of the
1937 Summer Session will take the
form of a summer formal to be given
from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13
in the League ballroom, according to
Jeanne Geyer, chairman of the dance.

Decorations for the affair will be
colored balloons massed on the ceil-
ing of the ballroom and garden flow-
ers. Dancing will be to Charlie
Zwick's band, and fountain service
will be available in the League Gar-
A grand march will be a feature
of this concluding dance, and it will
be led by members of the Summer
Session League Council. Patrons
and natronesses have also been Se-

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