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THE MICHIGAN DATLY

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Tigers Retain
Clean National
League Slate
Beat Physics Team, 12-1
To Run Victory String
To 7 Straight Games
Yesterday , in the I.M. National
league, the unbeaten Tigers kept their
slate clean when they swamped the.
Physics team 12 to 1. This victory
extends their winning streak to sev-
en straight games, with at least one
triumph over every team in the
league.
In the second game, the Faculty
downed the Pattocks by a score of 5
to 3, while the Chemists won on a
forfeit from the Analyts, who didn't
have a full team of ten men. The
Physics team played an extra game
last week, defeating the Pattocks 15.
to 12..
Tigers, Faculty Lead
The Tigers again top the Nationals,
with the Faculty, who have won five
while dropping two, in second place.
The Pattocks, with a record of five
wins and four defeats, drop to third,
as the Chemists gain undisputed
possession of fourth, after winning
three and ,losing five. The Physics
team, which last week shared fourth
place with the Chemists, slipped a
notch, to fifth, having won three and
lost six. Last place is held by the
Analyts who have been defeated seven
times, while winning but once.
The league leading Profs, who
haven't 'lost a ball game since they
were beaten by the Chumps way
back on July 12, made it eight in a
row, as they beat the Browns, 8 to 3,
for their second triumph this season
over that team. The Profs have but
one more game on- their schedule,
with the Parkerites, who by virtue
of two victories, one a 2 to 1 win over
the PKS team, the other, an 8 to 1
triumph over the Chumps, have
jumped into a first place tie with
the Profs, The two teams have met
once before, with the Profs, emerging
the victofs, in a 5 to 0 shutout, but
the Parkerites insist it'll be a different
story next time they play. The soft-
ball title in the American league will
be decided by the game, which prom-
ises to be one of the best of the cur-
rent season. In the final contest, the
tailender Snipes, who are setting
some kind of record or other for con-
secutive losses, took it on the pro-
verbial chin again as they lost their
ninth straight game, this time to the
PKS boys, by a score of 8 to 5.
Tie For Lead
The Profs and Pattocks lead the
league, with the Chumps, who have
won six and have lost three, in second
place. The PKS team is third, after
winning four and losing five, while
the Browns, who have been unable to
match the enviable record of the
Snipes, are fourth, with one victory,
as against eight defeats. The Snipes,
of course, are last.',
In the International league, the
.Michigan Daily made it five losses in
a row, as they, were beaten 2 to 1
by the 500 Club. The Has Beens also
made it five in a row, when they
downed the Mudhens 7 to 2 for their
fifth victory. ,
The Has Beens are first, with the
500 Club in second place, having won
four and losing one. The Mudhens,
whose only claim to glory lies in their
11 to 4 victory over the Daily team,
are third with one win, four losses,
while the Daily is fourth, and last.

National Guardsmen To Protect Polls

Japan's Aggression In China
Increases Red Party Popularity

IN THIS CORNER

D

y MEL FINEBERG

Tennessee National Guardsmen were mobilized at Jackson, Tenn.,
for possible use in the Democratic primary August 4. It was rumored
Gov. Gordon Browning might move 1,200 members of the militia into
Memphis, anti-Browning stronghold, but Browning said he would take
no such action "unless I change my mind."
'Whizzer' To Play Professional Football

Forced Union In China
Adds 600,000 'Reds'
During Year Of War
By HALLETT ABEND
(From The New York Times)
SHANGHAI, July 13.-For the last
decade one of the principal worries
of the Japanese Government has been
the possibility of the spread and tri-
umph of communism in China., And
now, by her one year of aggressive
warfare against China, Japan has
done more to spread and popularize
communism in this country than the
Chinese Communists were able to do
in the previous 10 years.
When fighting began near Peiping
in .July of last year the Communist
armed forces in China had been re-
duced to between 20,000 and 100,000
men and the zone of Communist oc-
'cupation! had been restricted to the
northern part of Shensi Province and
a few counties in the adjoining prov-
ince of Kansu, an arid area with a
very small population.
Today, according to the Japanese,
the armed Communists number about
700,000 men, and their forces are
widely scattered over the country.
Moreover, under the unification com-
promise that the Kuomintang (major
Chinese party) and the Communist
party adopted, under pressure of Ja-
panese, military aggression, Com-
munist propagandists and organizers}
are receiving a virtually free hand inI
all provinces not under Japanese
military occupation.
According to statistics that the Ja-
panese high command has gathered,
the strength of the various Chinese
Red armies and their present fields of
activities are now as follows:
The old "regulars" of the Commu-
nists now consist of 16 divisions of 8,-
000 men each, or 120,000 men, located
in Shensi and Kansu Provinces and
occasionally raiding into Shansi. In
addition, this force has 10 fresh divi-
sions in reserve, of 10,000 men each,
newly armed and trained. These re-
serves are in Kansu and in South-
western Suiyuan Provinces. These
former regulars also have the organi-
zation and direction of 80,000 armed

plainclothes men, who continually
harry Japanese lines of communica-
tion.
Ched Teh is said to direct this
whole "parent force," which in the
matter of guerrilla activities extends
from Suiyuan clear southward into
Honan Province and actually admin-
isters various "Red areas" within two
score miles of Peiping and Tientsin, in
Hopeh Province. Chu Teh's force
has two air bases-one at Lanchow,
the capital of Kansu, and one at Sian,
the capital of Shensi. Each of his di-
visions is credited with possessing
eight tanks and eight field pieces-
equipment entirely inadequate for
positional warfare, but ample for mo-
bile tactics.
In Kwangsi Province, in the South,
because of the opposition of General
Li Tsung-jen, there are no Communist
forces, but in the far South, in Yun-
nan and in Kwangtung, there are
scattered a total of 14 Red divisions,
each of 8,000 men. These are under
the general command of Yeh Chien-
ying of the Thirteenth Route Army.
The Japanese contend that what isl
known as the National Government's
Fourth Route Army, stationed in Cen-
tral China, is really the augmented
and reorganized Communist Eleventh
Route Army. They assert that its six
divisions of 10,000 men each are scat-
tered over Fukien, Kwangsi and Che-
kiang Provinces, under the command
of the famous Ho Lung, and that
mobile bands of these troops raid be-
hind the Japanese lines in Kiangsu
and Anhwei Provinces.
In Szechwan, Hunan and Hupeh
there are what the Japanese describe
as "five more Red units, of 40,000
men each," which are said to be rap-
idly extending their spheres of in-
fluence and working at the arming
and organization of the peasants.
The sources of this Japanese infor-
mation are, of course, carefully guard-
ed.
Japanese newspapers published in
Dairen print reports from the Ja-
panese Army Headquarters at Cheng-
teh saying that the Reds are trying
to penetrate Jehol Province "and dis-
turb the peace and order of' Man-
chukuo." .

Ask anyone who the best manager
in the big leagues is. They'll prob-
ably pick either Connie Mack, Bill
Terry, Joe McCarthy, or Mickey
Cochrane. But the odds will be that
they'll entirely neglect Bill McKech-1
nie, manager of this year's Cincinatti
Reds.
McKechnie started as a big
league manager in Pittsburgh
back in 1922. He finished third
three times and then, in 1925,
he led the Bucs to a pennant and
a world series win over Wash-
ington. But in spite of winning
the world championship for
Pittsburgh, the club management
released him after the following
season and he went to the St.
Louis Cardinals as a coach.
In 1928, he succeeded Bob O'tar-
rell, former catcher, as manager and
in his first year as boss he won the
pennant. But when he dropped four
straight to the Yankees, the St. Louis
front office, with its constant de-
mands for results not excuses,
shipped him down to its farm club,
Rochester, in the International
League. He returned the next year
to finish the year out for Billy South-
worth who returned to the Rochester
post.
In 1930, Boston signed him to a
long term contract, and while he
accomplished no miracles there,
he pulled the club into somewhat
presentable shape. He worked,'
coached and cajoled his pitching
staff until, in 1937, the Bees had
one of the best corps of hurlers
in the league.
Old And Young*...
He saw the possibilities of the 30-
year old rookies, Fette and Turner,;
and helped them into 20 game win-
ners. He strung along with discard-
ed old Danny MacFayden and picked
up Milt Shoffner who had seen bet-
ter days. The fight for fifth place
which the Bees are putting on this
year is directly traceable to their
mound staff and that in turn is ac-

Forgotten Men . .

countable to McKechnie's work of
last year.
This year, his first with the
Reds, has seen him transform a
last place club of last season, In-
to a pennant contender in Jun.
That's pretty good work for half
a season. He's shown his skill in
handling pitchers by his work
with young John Vander Meer
who had been up in the big
leagues once before. He's working
very, very patiently with Whitey
More whom McKechnie believes
will be even better than Vander
Meer. But he's binging him
along slowly, teaching him the
tricks, taking no chances of hav-
ing him lose his confidence,
Even if the fans don't appreciate
McKechnie's ability, the paying end
of the Cincy team does. He gets
$30,000 a year, making him one of
the highest paid managers in the
majors.
If McKechnie had no other virtue,
he would still have a box seat in the
Hall of Fame if for no other reason
than that his nickname is not Ylld
Bil,
* * *
Johnny Gee is rolling right along
in his pitching duties for Syracuse in
the International League. The other
day, the former Michigan pitcher aid
basketball player, pitched one (1)
hit shut-out (0) ball for eight in-
nings, weakened sufficiently in the
ninth to allow two more hits, was
yanked but still received credit for
a well-pitched ball game. Gee may
justify the $250,000 price tag placed
on him by Business Manager Corbet
of the Chiefs.
Traverse City Michigan
Club To Hear Ruthven
President Ruthven will be the guest
of the University of Michigan Club
of Traverse City at itssummer meet-
ing tomorrow.
T. Hawley Tapping, secretary of the
Alumni Association, and Dean Al-
bert C. Furstenburg of the Medical
School also will attend

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Byron "Whizer" White, Colorado's All-American halfback, took tine
off from a radio rehearsal in Denver to announce that he had accepted
an offer of $15,000 to play professional football with Pittsburg this fall
and delay his entrance into Oxford as a Rhodes scholar until January.
Press-Book Reading Yields List
of Am'eazinsAertisng Stunts

DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 3)

dents: Bulletins listing the course
to be offered in Detroit during the,
first semester of 1938-39 are now
available in the office of the Graduate
School. Students who plan to take
the Study Center work are urged to
make course selections and have them
approved by the proper departmental
advisers before the end of the Sum-
mer Session.
Reading Examination in French:
Candidates for the degree of Ph.D. in
the departments listed below who
wish to satisfy the requirement of a
reading knowledge during the Sum-
mer Session, are informed that an
examination will be offered in Room
108, Romance Language Building,
from 2 to 5, on Saturday afternoon,
Aug. 13. It will be necessary to regis-
ter at the office of the Department of
Romance Languages (112 R.L.) at
least one week in advance. Lists of
books recommended by the various
departments are obtainable at this
office,
It is desirable that candidates for
the doctorate prepare to satisfy this
requirement at the earliest possible
date. A brief statement of the nature{
of the requirement, which will be
found helpful, may be obtained at
the office of the Department.-
This announcement applies only to
candidates in the following depart-
ments: Ancient and Modern Lan-
guages and Literatures, History, Ec-

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Movieland Publicity Boys
Urge Sale Of Cocoanuts-
Labeled-To Boost Film
By FRANK S. NUGENT
(From The New York Times)
Mr. Roosevelt's breathing spell
reached Times Square last week, after
the usual delay crossing Sixth Ave-
nue, and gave us a chance to catch
up on our 'press-book reading. Per-
haps you've never read a pressbook.
Too bad. They're the bulky folios
prepared by the picture companies to'
assist the exhibitor in ballyhooing
his wares. Of encyclopedic content,
they contain specimen advertise-
ments, reams of publicity copy, pre-
pared reviews (all favorable, natur-
ally) for newspapers that don't hold
with motion-picture criticism, and
an amazingly varied list of sugges-
tions for promotional and exploita-
tion stunts. We read them all, espec-
ially the parts about merchandising
tie-ups.
Just the other day, wnen we were
recovering from "The Texans," we,
spotted one gem in the Metro book
on a short called 'Tracking the
Sleeping Death," which dealt, we
gathered, with the tse-tse fly and
sleeping sickness. "An attention-get-
ting display," remarked the exploita-
tion genius, "might be developed by,
having ,a lifelike manikin figure
'sleeping' in a store window. Anoth-
er merchandise angle might be added
with the copy thought: 'If you mustj
aave ,sleeping sickness, you'll be a lot
more comfortable on a so-and-so
bed.'" We thought a tie-up with a
casket company was indicated, but
apparently they hadn't carried it that
far. * * *.
Of course, we'll admit they aren't
all that good, still the boys bat out
a prettyafair average. Almost any
picture can lend itself to a beautiful
legs contest, a freckles contest, or
a mutually satisfactory arrangement
with the local modiste and hairdress-
er. A promotion man who stops there
obviously isn't worth his salt. What
we admire are the sales ramifications
of ci n + - mm M-P ltnnwnlf

carry it to its logical tie-up, is posi-
tively Elbert Hubbardish. Consider
"Gold Diggers of Paris." Who, but
a promotion man, would have thought
of having spcial cards printed for dis-
play in jewelry windows-"take a tip
from the Gold Diggers: dig up your
old gold and bring it to Blank's." And
who, again, would lure a butcher
into the notion of decorating a win-
dowful of dressed poultry with a sign
reading: "These are not Mother
Carey's Chickens, but they're fne
stock Just the same?" (That one, in
case you haven't tumbled, was for
"Mother Carey's Chickens.")
One we liked particularly was a
stunt for Harold Lloyd's "Professor
Beware." A paid ad or story in the
local paper revealed that Professor
Lloyd had abandoned hiĀ§ car some-
where in town. His trade-mark lense-
-less spectacles were in it and there
would be another clue; finder's keep-
ers. To work this one, it was necessary
to effect a preliminary tie-up with
the town's used-car dealer. The
Lloyd car would be one of a model
with which the dealer was abundant-
ly stocked. Then it, and a couple of
dozen like-it, would be parked all over
town. Mr. Lloyd's specs would be
placed in each and, in all but the
lucky one, there would be a notice
saying "Professor Beware! This is not
Harold Lloyd's car, but it's yours for
$75. Inquire at Blank's." The picture
wasn't bad ,either.
Even this was pretty small fry com-
pared to the Warner project for
"Silver Dollar." It called for a Silver
Dollar Week (which Denver accept-
ed) and required a full page of the
press-book for its explanation. It be-
gan by enlisting the aid of the Cham-
ber of Commerce, local banks, public
service corporations and newspapers.
It continued with the creation of a
steering committee (of which the
theatre manager was .advised to. be-
come chairman) and eventually in-
volved the Mayor, all public-spirited
citizens, trolley cars, radio stations,
bus terminals and hotels.
* * *
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