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A Word Of Welcome ...
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Official Publication Of The Summer Session


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Rackhain Gift
Allows Annual
$10,000 Fund
To New Clinic
Causes And Possible Cure
Of Rheumatism Subject
For Research
Major Problem In
Medicine Today
Rheumatism, its causes and a pos-
sible cure will be the subject of a new
clinic to be established here immed-
iately as a result of an annual sti-
pend of $10,000 provided by the
Horace H. Rackham Fund, it was
disclosed yesterday by Dr. Cyrus C.
Sturgis, director of the department of
internal medicine at the medical
The clinic will make use of a staff
of renowned specialists in chemistry,
dietetic, surgery and bacteriology as
well as the most modern equipment
available in a concentrated effort to
probe the secrets of a common dis-
ease about which far too little is
known, it was said.
Dr. A. C. Furstenberg, dean of the
:medical school, has appointed a spe-
pitl committee headed by Dr. Rich-
ard H. Freyberg to start and admin-.
ister the clinic. Other members of
the committee are: Dr. Sturgis, Dr.
,Harley A. Haynes, director of Univer-
sity Hospital, and Dr. Carl E. Bad-
ley, of the surgery department.
Rheumatism was termed by Dr.
Sturgis as "one of the major prob-
lems in medicine today. It is wide-
spread," he said, "and a crippling,
painful condition for which we have
no definite cure. Inadequate scien-
tific research has been directed to-
ward finding its cause and cure, and
it may be said that our lack of
knowledge concerning it might easily
be termed disgraceful."
Dr. Sturgis cited figures in sup-
port of his contention that persons
incapacitated by rheumatism out-
number those suffering from tuber-
culosis, heart disease and cancer com-
bined. "In 1932 chronic rheumatic
disease in the United States caused
a loss of 7,500,000 weeks of work to
those disabled," he said, and "ten
(Continued on Page 4)
Fliers Overdue
At Fairbanks;
AnxietyIs Felt
Radio Stations In Alaska
Look For Message From
Russian Airmen
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Aug. 13.-(P)
-United State officials privately ex-
pressed anxiety tonight over the sil-
ence surrounding six Russian trans-
polar fliers, overdue here on their
flight from Moscow along the course
of a possible commercial airline to
At 5 a.m., (10 a.m. E.S.T.), the huge
four-motored plane was heard radio-
ing its call letters to the wireless1
station at Point Schmidt, northern
Radio stations in Alaska, Canada
and the United States listened in vain
for further word from the plane, pi-
loted by Sigismund Levaneffsky, one
of the Soviet Union's most famous

In Seattle, Soviet representative A.
Vartanian, who said earlier he ex-
pected the fliers here by 11:12 a.m.
(4:12 p.m. E.S.T.) refused to comment
on their long silence.
United States officials, who declined
to be quoted, privately expressed fear
for the airmen, who they estimated
were five hours overdue at 9:12 p.m.
-But other observers pointed out
that headwinds which buffeted the
huge ship might have delayed it
many hours on the 4,000 mile flight
to a refuelling here before continuing
on to an eventual destination at Oak-
land, Calif., more than 6,600 miles
from Moscow via Fairbanks.
The plane had not been directly
heard from here since passing over
the North Pole region at 12:45 a.m.
(5:45 a.m. E.S.T.) and subsequently
was believed to be fighting heavy
headwinds and fog on the final
stretch of its 4,000 mile hop from the
Soviet capital to Fairbanks.
In Seattle A. Vartanian, Soviet rep-
resentative who said the plane had

Heads Commission

Attention High School Heads
Fellow School Administrators:
It has occurred to several alumni of the University that both
the University and the high schools of the State would benefit if
"The Michigan Daily" could be placed in the libraries of all the high
schools of the State at least once a week.
"The Michigan Daily" will give the high school students a pic-
ture of University life that will help them to decide upon their
college education. Moreover, it would be very helpful to high
school classes in journalism.
If the University knew that the weekly issue of the paper was
going into every high school, it could insert some items of special
interest to high school students, and especially point out oppor-
tunities for higher education.
If you favor the idea of having "The Michigan Daily" sent to
your school during the year, please write a letter to "The Michigan
Daily" to that effect. I am sure that an interested response from
the Michigan high schools will enable The "Daily" to carry out
plans to further this purpose.
Sincerely yours,
Superintendent and Athletic
Director, Reed City, Mich.
Girls On One Side nd Boys On
Other Was Rule In Old Library

U. S., British Battle Fleets
Race To Defend Menaced
Shanghai Foreign Quarter

Senator Black New Court


City Millions Are Gripped
By Terror As Artillery
Roars Along Whangpoo


George Burke, appointed chair-
man of the civil service commis-
sion yesterday, is attorney for
the University of Michigan, and
Stuart Perry is an advisory mem-
ber of the Board in Control of
Student Publications.
* B *
Burke Named



Board's Head'
Murphy Picks Ann Arbor
Attorney, Two Others'
For Commission Jobs
DETROIT, Aug. 13.- (P) -Gov.
Frank Murphy appointed a three-
member commission to administer
Michigan's new civil service law to-
He announced the Civil Service
Commission's personnel early in theI
day, saying the three members named
had been reluctant to accept the po-
sitions. I
Burke, Perry, Mrs. Jones 1
They are George J. Burke, Ann Ar-1
bor attorney, chairman; Stuart H.c
Perry, Adrian publisher, and Mrs.I
Paul Jones, Grand Rapids civic lead-
The Governor said he would re-
turn from the west Aug. 23 and after1
that will designate a director of the'
civil service commission, who will
oversee approximately 9,000 state
employes. - Murphy said he would
consult the three commissioners be-
fore selecting a director.
In naming Burke, who said he
would resign as a member of the state
corrections commission, to the chair-
manship, Governor Murphy said:
Praises Local Man
"In character and ability he is
second to none in the Democratic
party in the state."
Perry, editor and publisher of the
Adrian Telegram, frequently has
urged civil service in state govern-
ment. He is a Republican. He has
been a director of the Associated
Press since 1923.
Mrs. Jones, who, as a Republican,
supported the Democratic ticket in
last year's election, is a former pres-
ident of the Michigan League of
Women Voters, a non-partisan or-
ganization that has advocated civil
State Budget Is
Given To Smith
To Be Balanced
LANSING, Aug. 13.-(P)-The task
of finding a method of balancing the
state's budget was turned over to
Budget Director Harold D. Smith to-
day by Governor Murphy.
Before he left for Detroit, the Gov-
ernor took a parting crack at the
19.37 legislature for having approved
expenditures that were $15,000,000
greater than anticipated revenues.
"I asked the finance committees of
both houses not to go outside the
revenues in shaping the budget,"
Murphy said, "but they chose not to
do that. It is something that must be
Outside of emergencies, it is not
good administration to have an un-
balanced budget. Some way we will
keep the outlay within revenues and
maintain the credit of the state. I
have asked the budget director to
make a comprehensive study of the
situation and give me his recom-
mendations when I return to Lan-

Famous Chimes Preserved
In Engineering Building
But The Rest Is Gone
In the days when girls were coy
and men were bashful, convention
dictated that the men students sit
on one side of the reading room of
the "old library"hand the women
students on the other.
However, toward the closing years
of the "old library" this practice was
discouraged. It was also violated
when the library was crowded and at'
other times by bold individuals who
slid slose to the imaginary boundary
line so that some naive damsel might
sidle close to him; or vise versa.
This was the case in the "old li-
brary," the building which occupied;
the site of the present library before
the new one was built. It was a
curiously shaped structure with ap-
pendages jutting out on all sides. Dr.
William W. Bishop, present librarian'
and first librarian of the new build-
ing, likened the library to a Mississip-
pi steamboat-the rotunda, the prow;
Phi Eta Sigma
Plans Smoker
For Freshmen
Prof. Litzenberg Will Be
Chief Speaker At Union
Gathering For Men
A smoker for freshmen men, fea-
turing talks by some of the Univer-
sity's most prominent faculty mem-
bers, will be sponsored by Phi Eta
Sigma, freshman scholastic honorary
society, Thursday, Sept. 23, at the
Michigan Union, Burgess Vial, '40,
announced yesterday.
Among the speakers who will ap-
pear at the ,meeting are Dean of
Men Joseph A. Bursley; his brother,
Prof. Philip Bursley, director of Or-
ientation, and academic counsellor;
and Prof. A. D. Moore of the College
of Engineering. They will talk brief-
ly before the presentation of the chief
speaker of the evening, Dr. Karl
Litzenberg of the English depart-
ment, a member of the fraternity.
Refreshments will be served also,
Vial stated.
A record of half A and half B for
either the first semester or year is
necessary for membership in Phi Eta
Sigma, one of the highest honors
available to first year students.
Suspend Issuance
Of Liquor Licenses
LANSING, Aug. 13.-(P)-Edward
W. McFarland, chairman of the State
Liquor Control Commission, said to-
day the Commission would suspend
issuance of new beer and liquor li-
censes on September 1 and might not
issue others until the start of the new
licensing year next May.
The commission chairman empha-
sized that the order would not apply
to municipalities which may vote this
year to permit the sale of liquor by
the glass.
"Naturally, it would be unfair for
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the towers, the smoke stacks; the
book stacks, the rear paddles.
Two towers flanked both sides of
the building, one of which contained
the clock and the famous chimes
which were modeled after the re-
nowned chimes at Jesus College in
England. The old University clock
was preserved and set in the new
library but there was no place for
the chimes.
At 7:27 a.m. and at 5:27 p.m., the
chimerical song would melodiously
ripple over the quiet of the campus
bringing in the daylight and usher-
ing it out again. The campus was
different in the horse and buggy days
of the "old library" and when the
chimes would ring all would listen at-
tentively and appreciatively to its
melody. It was the one distinctive'
event in the waning hours when eve-
ning cast its mantle of darkness over
the campus and all activities were
put aside. There was tradition, sen-
timent, and reverence wound about
the chimes. It was a sad day when
the old tower fell, marking the end
of the "reign of the chimes." They
were put in one of the engineering
buildings where they still sing their
song but are heard by few students
amid the confusion and noise now
existing on the campus.
The library was completely covered
with ivy which gave a stately and
dignified appearance to the exterior.
It was one of the landmarks and the
most centrally located building on the
The interior of the library truly
breathed of a studious atmosphere.
On the first floor of the. building
(Continued on Page 4)
Steam Shovel Aids
Tenement Search
NEW YORK, Aug. 13.-(P)-
Searchers aided by a steam shovel
dug deeper today into the mud and
splintered timbers of three tenements
which collapsed on Staten Island
Wednesday night, in search of two
more persons missing in the accident
that took 19 lives.
Preparations were made for five
investigations into the crumbling of
the shackly, undermined building and
for burial of the victims.
Nearly all residents of the struc-
ture were either unemployed or on
relief, Borough President Jostph A.
Palma said.

Sending in the. name with a list of other nominations, President
Roosevelt named Senator Hugo Black, of Alabama (right) to the
Supreme Court bench. The nomination was a complete surprise to
Black's colleagues on Capitol Hill. Ne is shown here accepting the
congratulations of Vice-President Garner.
B. w. 0. C.'s In Mauve Decade
Laugh At Modern Self-Reliance
Women Students Of '90's church took turn) and walking were
v d DdNo "hot-stuff" then, 500 girls had 2,000
Unsuperviseii; Did Not boys to choose from.
Have To Keep Hours Being the third girl to get on The
Daily was Mrs. Wrentmore's distinc-
By STAN SWINTON tion, and it was easy to tell that she
belonged to the select group of
Call the modern girl self-reliant if B.W.O.C.'s of '93 and '94 which in-
you will, but back in the '90's Mich- cluded Ann Coleman, who along with
igan women weren't supervised by a Mrs. Wrentmore founded the first
Dean, didn't have to keep hours, campus Y.W.C.A.; Gertrude Burke,
would have laughed at the idea of first female Daily reporter and later
dormitorisgve"hae p- head of Vassar's English department;
ties when they felt like it and lived Maude Merritt, the campus
in co-educational rooming houses-~ beauty of '93.
rent ore, thi rd o ms. Marare "We didn't pay any attention to
WtorTethidywoanat..O.eonfhthe men on The Daily sentimentally
staff of The Daily and a B.W.O.C. of then," Mrs. Wrentmore said. "Ger-
the Mauve Decade, for that.y. trude Burke was the first woman on
Clair Kenyon, '95, was a typical the staff. In those days the paper was
Michigan girl of that era, according put out downtown in the Daily Argus
to Mrs. Wrentmore (who doesn't look building," the former student said.
old enough to have been in school in "It was a 4-page affair with smaller
those long past days). Miss Kenyon pages than you have now and con-

Chinese Airplanes
Bomb Jap Flagship
SHANGHAI, Aug. 14.--(Satur-
day)--(P)--A squadron of Chinese
airplanes today attacked the flag-
ship of the Japanese naval force
stationed behind the Japanese
consulate, causing undetermined
damage and throwing the city
into an uproar of fear and excite-
The warship was the cruiser
Idzumo. Japanese immediately
asserted no damage had been
caused but the cruiser remained
engulfed in smoke.
The attack occurred within a
stone's throw of Shanghai's lead-
ing hotels, apartments and com-
mercial Institutions, the Idzumo
being tied up at the northern end
of the famous Bund.
An eyewitness said three air-
planes came from the northeast,
rained down their explosives and
inmediately shot up into the air
to disappear from view.
The attack followed the re-
sumption of hostilities early this
morning when the roar of field
guns and the chatter of machine
gun fire today ushered in an-
other day of anxiety for Shang-
hai, torn by Sino-Japanese con-
SHANGHAI, Aug. 14.--(Saturday)
-(R)-Warships from the Asiatic
leets of the United States and Great
Britain sped under forced draft to
Shanghai tonight to take part in the
defense of that city's International
Settlement,, as flames against the
night sky over nearby Chapel left
foreigners in danger reported even
greater than that of the Chinese-
Japanese warfare there in 1932.
Chapei In Flames
For the second time in less than six
years bitter artillery duels set afire
Chapei and other districts of Shang-
hai along the Whangpoo River as
latest developments of the struggle
between the two Oriental nations
left Shanghai's 3,500,000 panic-
Into the International Settlement
4,000 United States citizens and 8,-
000 British nationals were crowded
for protection along with nationals
of other countries. Guarding the
Americans and British and the vast
accumulation of wealth and prop-
erty they hold in Shanghai are 1,050
U.S. Marines and about 950 British
infantrymen, the latter force to be
doubled as soon as a battalion of
Welsh Fusiliers being rushed from
Hongkong arrives on the scene.
Navy Vs. Army
The Japanese navy and the Chinese
army had turned Shanghai's north-
trn and western environs into a bat-
tl. ground.
They spent Friday in artillery
duelling along the Whangpoo, the
city's outlet to the sea, and along
the northern fringes of Hongkew,
that part of the International Set-
tlement which Japan dominates.
The guns were silent at midnight,
but the flames told how well they
had done their work. Nearly all day
the battle had ranged from Shang-
hai itself probably as far as Woo-
sung, 10 miles away, where Japanese
warships were reported to have
bombarded the Woosung forts, com-
manding the confluence of the
Whangpoo and the mighty Yangtze.
Yarnell Heads U.S. Fleet
Admiral Harry E. Yarnell, com-
mander in chief of the United States
Asiatic fleet, aboard his flagship, the
heavy cruiser Augusta, and Vice-Ad-
miral Sir Charles Little, commanding
Britain's China squadron, on his flag-
ship, the cruiser Cumberland, were
enroute toward Shanghai.
In the Shanghai battlefield it was
some 7,000 Japanese bluejackets,
backed by at least 21 warships
stretched along the Whangpoo,
against steadily increasing numbers
of Chinese soldiers belonging to the
regular forces of the Central Govern-

ment. Foreign authorities estimated
the Chinese numbers at 30,000.
Many of these belonged to the 87th
and 88th divisions of the Central

could make a snappy oyster stew, pull
a swell hand of taffy and pop corn
that melted in your mouth-and she'd
walk to Ypsi on dare, too! Once she
even rode horseback to Whitmore
Lake but that was a bit too much even
for that strenuous day, according to
Mrs. Wrentmore-at least she ate
standing up for the next few days.
Social life on the campus in the
days when a wooden Indian gaped at
the State Street passerby who was
busy dodging the horse-and-buggy
;raffic, was, as now, capped by the
J-Hop, but that's about the only sim-
ilarity. Dances given by clubs and
fraternities, church socials (each

tained class news, athletics and an-
nouncements. They always gave the
girls the dull assignments.
What was the campus' attitude
toward these pioneer Michigan news-
paperwomen? "Well, they gave us a
little credit for being modern and up
to date."
Ku Klux Issue
May Be Raised
Black Foes

Law Quadranole Is Realization
Of Dream Of William W. Cook:
By JAMES A. BOOZER Building is more emphatically Gothic.C
The Law Quadrangle, embracing Four square towers rise from the cor-
architectural styles from Gothic to ners of the structure to a height of
Renaissance, was not erected in ac- 90 feet. Each is capped by a short
cord with the fiats of any one period,9' Gt. and apped by art
but designed rather to embody the Gothic spire, and around the tops are
best features of old English Inns of the coats of arms of the 48 states
Court with those of the Oxford and carved in white limestone.
Cambridge colleges. The new Law School is, with one
The Law Quadrangle is a realized exception, the only institution in the
dream of its donor, William W. Cook. country where in on closely connected
Plans for .the buildings were formu- unitaall the equipment for carrying
lated more than 20 years ago by on an advanced professional study
Mr. Cook, assisted by Dean Bates and iscentered. Within two blocks are
the late President Hutchins. The located all the dormitories, class-
buildings composing the group are rooms, offices, libraries, commons and
the Lawyers Club, the John P. Cook recreational facilities for 300 men.
Dormitory, the William W. Cook Mr. Cook, who amassed the largest
Legal Research Building, and Hut- portion of his fortune through in-
chins Hall. Construction was paid vestments while practicing law in New
for with one of the largest single York City, never returned to see the
-.- - -. ya ai l i fulfillment of his dream. He was,

Word spread about the
night that the Ku Klux

capitol to-
Klan issue'

might be raised by some senators
fighting the 'appointment of their1
colleague, Hugo L. Black of Alabama,
to the Supreme Court.
One of Black's senatorial oppon-
ents, who refused to be quoted bya
name, said he understood a study
was being made of reports that the j
Alabaman had once been supported
for office by the Klan.
This senator said that if anything
of a documentary nature could be,
found it would be submitted to the
judiciary committee which must pass
upon the nomination.
Some other members of the small
Senate group openly opposing Black
declared, however, that they were
"washing our hands" of any such
tactics. They added their objections
were on legal grounds only.
The Roosevelt administration won
the first round in an almost unpre-


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