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Director Sets
Cvil Service
New Set-Up Will Provide
Balanced Pay Schedule,
Mr. Brownrigg Asserts
LANSING, Aug. 5.-(P)-Personnel
Director William Brownrigg proposed
a schedule of wage and salary limits
for state employes today designed to
provide "equal pay for equal work."
Brownrigg told the Civil Service
Comission, which has 40 days to ap-
prove a compensation plan, that his
schedule would mean pay increases
for a greater number of employes
thah would receive cuts.
Were every individual in the State's
employ in June to continue in the
public service, he said later, the new
payrbil would be approximately $500,-
000 a year greater than that which
prevailed before Governor Murphy
instituted salary reductions that
ranged from six to 15 per cent.
Instead ofan increased payroll out-
lay, however, Brownrigg predicted
that other phases of the plan would
effect an actual saving of $2,000,000
a year, as well as increased efficiency.
Herbased this prediction upon four
1. Qualifying examinations that
will weed the unfit from public serv-
ice and bring about the demotion to
lower wage groups of individuals
whose qualifications fit them for les-
ser jobs than they previously had
2. Elimination of "unnecessary"
r Jobs.
3. A requirement that every em-
ploye entering State service shall re-
ceive the minimum wage for his job
4. Restrictions upon promotion.
Brownrigg's plan would fix a maxi-
mum and a minimum for wages and
salaries in each of 14 job classifica-
tions, which are divided roughly into
a professional and technical and a
non-technical group. All salaries
would be made to conform to these
The over-all .range is from $75 a
month for charwomen, porters,
kitchen helpers, life guards, forest
fire fighters and the like entering
state employment to $750 a month for
the highest class of professional serv-
The limits for the largest class of
state employes, which includes clerks,
typists and stenographers engaged
in routine office work, telephone op-
erators, watchmen, janitors and
liquor warehouse workers, are $80
and $100.
"When we came to the actual job
of proposing a schedule of comen-
sation," Brownrigg said in his report
to the commission, "We felt that
several general principles should gov-
ern us.
"In the first place, the State should
be a fair employer and the rates of
pay it establishes should be slightly
higher than those paid by industry
for like jobs. Then again, I have a
feeling that the State should in some
measure set the pace for higher stan-
ctards of living.
"With this in mind,we have at-
tempted to set the minimum rates so
that an employe entering the non-
technical classes will receive a fair
and equitable living wage and allow
him salary advancements toward a
fixed maximum based upon standards
of satisfactory performance. At the
same time, the plan recognizes that
it is necessary to pay adequate salar-
les to professional, technical and sup-
ervisory employes so as to attract and
hold competent persons."

Corrigan Given Big
Welcome Back Home
(Continued from Page 1)
tives who made themselves a flying
wedge through the jammed lobby and
sidewalk the roars of the crowds were
in Corrigan's ears.
Hotel Area Packed
Around the Hotel 'McAlpin in the
Broadway midtown area there were
thousands. They packed the win-
dows of the hotel and nearby build-
ings. They waved Irish flags, hand-
kerchiefs or anything else that was
handy. Some of the men in the
crowd waved their neckties and their
coats. The crowd was so dense Cor-
rigan was virtually lifted by the po-
lice and placed in the automobile for
the ride down the west side express
highway to the Battery and the start
of the parade.I
Such crowds, such boisterious en-
thusiasm had been unseen in New
York for years, perhaps not since
the frenzied tribute to Col. Lindbergh.
And on lower Broadway it was the
same tremendous thing, a multitude
of shouting, screaming men and wom-
en, bent on expending the energy
stored up through all of yesterday's
wait while the Manhattan, bearing
their hero back from Europe, moved
slowly through a fog to a late arrival.
100,000 At Battery
Fully a hundred thousand persons
gathered at the Battery.
They let out one mighty roar after

News Of The World As Illustrated In Associated Press Pictures



Winners Must
Attend Dance
League Raffle Prizes To
Be Drawn Tonight
Holders of the prize-winning tick-
ets in theLeague Raffle that is being
given in conjunction with the Fri-
day and Saturday dances this week,
must be in the League when the
drawing takes place tonight, or they
will not receive prizes, Jean Holland,
'39, president of the League, has an-
Tickets for the dances, which will
be sold at the regular price, will have
stubs attached to them which are
deposited in the container at the
League. The actual drawing will
take place tonight.
Eight or more prizes will be of-
fered, most of which Will be articles
in the line of sports goods, although
several free tickets to the Summer
Session dances are included in the
lower prizes.
Hostesses for the dance tonight will
be present to assist guests in becom-
ing acquainted with each other, Miss
Holland said, and students are urged
to attend 'alone or with partners. The
dances this weekend are the next
to the last of the Summer Session.
HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 5.-(IP)-Ve-
nita Varden, former actress, will file
suit here tomorrow for a divorce from
Jack Oakie, film comedian.

"Hard labor" is the sentence but the years aren't set for these Spanish Loyalist soldiers captured by Rebel Generalissimo Franmo's forces and put
to work in prisoner's camps near Malaga. These men are crushing rocks for use on a bridge; other prisoners are busy in the same area building roads.
Most important to an army which must always look to its food supply is the reclamation of swamp land, and the former Loyalist soldiers spend their
days draining marshy ground. No idleness is permitted by Rebel command.

Prison Warden
Cancels Guest
Commission Action Halts
Plans Of Convicts To
Show Their Stuff
JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 5-(')--
Warden Joel R. Moore announced to-
night the cancellation of a boxing
exhibition which was to have been
,held inside the walls of the State
Prison of Southern Michigan tomor-
row afternoon with both inmates and
the public in attendance.
The warden said he was "disap-
pointed" in calling off the fights but
was doing it at the suggestion of
John W. Miner,' chairman of the
State Prison Commission.
In a letter to Warden Moore, Miner
said the boxing exhibition "is being
dragged int politics with the hope
of discrediting the present prison
administration" and suggested the
affair be cancelled.
Moore said he would notify Jack
Kearns, Detroit promoter who had ar-
ranged tie program; and the princi-
pals, and that the inmates would be
informed over the pirison radio later
tonight when they are in their cells.
Miner's letter did not criticize the
warden for planning the exhibition.
The chairman said the episode might
be discussed at the next meeting of
the prison commission with a pos-
sible view to arranging for the box-
ing program later. ,
Chairman Miner's letter to Warden
Moore, written today, follows:
"It has come to my knowledge dur-
ing the day that your plans for the
boxing exhibition for tomorrow af-
ternoon inside the walls of the prison
is being dragged into politics with
the hope of discrediting the present
prison administration.
"I see no material difference or
distinction between what is planned
for tomorrow an'd what has taken
place within the prisonuwalls for the
past quarter of a century.
"However, in view of the circum-
stances and the antagonism that has
been aroused, it might work as a
detriment to the prison and its dis-
cipline. I would suggest that the exhi-
bition be not had and that you can-
cel the program.
"This is no demand from me as
Chairman of the Prison Commission;
neither is it intended to reflect any
criticism on you. I merely mean this
as a suggestion."
Warden Moore, previous to the
cancellation, had termed the show's
publicity "unexpected and a little
The three headliners were to have
been Heavyweight Champion Joe
Louis and two aspirants for his title
-Jimmy Adamick of Midland and
Roscoe Toles of Detroit. Louis was
to serve as referee of some of the
bouts on the 36-round program in the
prison athletic field


When a man named Fitzgerald meets a man named Corrigan there's,
bound to be plenty of wide Irish grins. It's deputy collector of customs
W. J. Fitzgerald (left) of New Bedford, Mass., and Atlantic flier Douglas
Corrigan. The customs man/was the first officer to greet, the flier
aboard the liner Manhattan, which brought "Nonstop" back to the
United States and a royal welcome in Brooklyn and Manhattan

Traffic School
Expects 200
Accident Prevention Will
Feature Meet Aug. 8-21
More than 200 are expected to at-
tend the first meeting of the National
Institute' for Traffic Safety Training
which will be held here from Aug.
8-20, it was announced recently by
Prof. John Worley, head of the de-
partment of transportation engineer-
ing in the College of Engineering.
Short/courses of collegiate calibre
will be given for those attending, who
consist mainly of advanced traffic
students. All courses last for one
week except Traffic Engineering and
Training Investigators in Accident
Prevention Bureaus which last for
Students of the Institute may en-
roll in any course for which they
meet entrance requirements and will
be issued certificates for courses suc-
cessfully completed. Sixteen .courses
will be given, several in the morn-
ings, and several in the afternoon.
The mornings will be devoted to in-
tensive, technical training and the
afternoons to the broad general traf-
fic safety background.
Dr. Alexander G. Ruthven, presi-
dent of the University, as the chair-
man of the Administrative committee
will open the Institute at 10 a. m.
Monday with a talk on the purpose of
the Institute. D. D. Fennell, presi-
dent of the National Safety Council,
Paul G. Hoffman, president of the
Automotive Safety Foundation and
president of the Studebaker Corp.
and Dr. Miller McClintock, director
of the Yale University Bureau for
Street Traffic Research will also ad-
dress the group at the opening meet-
Harvard Expert
Explains Matter
Statistical Weights Talk
Given ByProf. Wilson
The Statistical weights of the Rota-
tional states of polyatomic molecules
were discussed last night by Prof.
Bright Wilson, Jr., of Harvard
University in an informal talk before
one of the bi-weekly meetings of the
colloquia held in connection with the
Symposium on theoretical physics.
Professor Wilson, who is here as a
special lecturer for the Symposium
until Aug. 6, will deal especially with
the chemical interpretation of in-
frared and raman spectra in his
speeches before the Symposium. In
this connection he will take up the
interpretation of molecular spectra
of complex molecules, molecular
spectra and valence, molecular spec-
tra and thermodynamics,, and in-
ternal rotation in organic molecules.
Frost, Miller Square Off
In Tennis Tourney Final
Reuben Frost will meet R. B. Miller
in Ann Arbor district finals of the
state novice tennis tournament this
afternoon. ,Frost, runner-up in the
Ann Arbor city novice tourney, ad-
vanced to the final round by defeat-
ing Clint Mahlke, 6-1, 6-3 while Mil-
ler whipped Jim Bourquin by the

The tragic figure of "Hamlet" suffering in the play grips plump
Hermann Goering, Hitler's right hand man and the most feared figure
in Europe, on his visit to Elsinore, Denmark.


Fees Ruled

Unconstitutional By Judge
DETROIT, Aug. 5.-P)-Circuit
Court Judge Sherman D. Callender
today ruled unconstitutional the law
which compels candidates for office
in Michigan counties with more than
500,000 population to deposit nomin-
ating fees rather than file petitions.
The action came in a hearing for a
writ of mandamus brought by Elmer
J. Treloar to force County Clerk Cas-
per J. Lingeman to accept his peti-
tions for the office of sheriff.
The writ was granted, Treloar con-
tending that since the law applied
only to Wayne Countyit was "local
and special in operation" and there-
fore invalid.

The End-Of-Summer
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Group of DARK STRAWS ...50c
22 -.23 - and 24 headsizes
309 South State Street - At The Dillon Shop

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Prentice Cooper (above) backed
by E. H. Crump, Memphis political Tom Stewart (above), Winches-
boss, sought the Democratic nom- ter, Tenn., attorney, sought to un-
ination for governor in the Ten- seat Sen. George L. Berry , in the
nessee primary, opposing Gov. Tennessee Democratic primary
Gordon Browning. election,
Professor Chapman Sees Russia
As Leader In World Science

(Continued from Page 1)
the party- would stop to examine va-
rious geologic phenomena, there
would be, Professor Chapman said,
great banquets with all the digni-
taries of the town prepared to give
speeches of great length. At one
town in the south there were no dig-
nitaries prepared with speeches of in-,
ordinate length. A month later, in
Moscow; they found. out why. It had
been the day of the great purge and
the dignitaries had been much too
busy attending theirown executions
to bother with speeches for the Con-
In Moscow, Professor Chapman
said, the party was treated, after
long and- intricate inspection of pass-
ports, visas and Congress membership
cards, to a state banquet, in .the us-
uallr inapproachable Kremlin. There

ciers and ice floes under all sorts of
weather conditions.
At Cape Zhelanie, northernmost
tip of the island group, the party
inspected the meteorological station,
which for 10 months of the year is
without communication, except by
radio, with the outside world. They
have, however, Professor Chapman
emphasized, instruments of the very
latest design, and Russia possesses,
in his opinion, "probably the best
meteorological service in the world,
bar none." As the party approached
the station, its radio operator was in
communication with the operator
aboard the ill-fated Levanevsky ex-
pedition to reach the United States
over the. Arctic, and the party's ship
"may have been the last ever to
hear =from them."
In regard to Russia as a whole,
Professor Chanman said that there is

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