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F D.R Home
To Lead Purge
On Democrats
(Continued from Page 1)
victories were due to some extent to
his direct action and to his recent
plea that voters help him liberalize
the party.
The victories of Hill in Alabama,
Pepper in Florida, Reynolds in North
Carolina, Earle in Pennsylvania and
McGill in Kansas were less directly
attributable to overt moves by Presi-
dent Roosevelt, although they were
administration-endorsed in some fa-
shion or campaigned as Roosevelt
That leaves out of the roll-call
such Democratic newcomers as Berry
of South Dakota, Mahoney in Oregon,
Nygaard in North Dakota and Stew-
art in Tennessee although presump-
tion places them in the New Deal
band wagon. It also leaves Lucas in
Illinois unclassified; but even with-
out these, the Democratic Senatorial
primary score at the half-way mark
seems clearly shaded in favor of the
New Deal and its author. Democratic
House nominations show a similar
if less distinctly marked trend.
The President disclosed his opposi-
tion to Senator George against that
background. It indicates that he reads
the nomination trends as warranting
even more intensive efforts to make
Roosevelt leadership' and New Deal
loyalty an issue in the remaining
Democratic contests.
Even before he reached Washing-
ton, the President did more than take
a hand in the Georgia primaries and
intensify the clash between the
White House and southern conserva-
tive Democrats. His addresses in
Georgia paved the way for publication
of a special survey report on the
South as the number 1 economic
problem of the nation.
Development of a long range New
Deal program for economic rehabili-
tation of the South has been an in-
dicated New Deal objective of possible
political effect in that area ever
since the President announced cer-
tain o fthe special commission #,o
make the survey. The President's em-
phasis upon it in his speeches in the
South only accented the importance
he attaches to the subject from a
national planning angle. The survey+
report agave its own graphic defini-i
tion of the size and complexities of
the problem. It also offered New
Deal enthusiasts in the South new
campaigning material in Democratic
primary cobntests ahead.
On the warring organized labor
front, the CIO claimed credit for
Governor Davey's defeat in Ohio and
for Senator Barkey's renomination
in Kentucky. This CIO statement
was the sharpest political word from
John L. Lewis since defeat of CIO's
candidate for the Democratic nomina-i
tion for Governor in Pennsylvania.
(Continued from "age z)
Too Arise; Boy Meets Girl, The Crib,
The ursuit of Happiness, Help Your-
self, Poor Aubrey, and The Locked
Room. At present three plays are in
rehearsal for production early this
fall: ". . . one-third of a. nation. ..",
the Living Newspaper about housing;
Thirsty Soil, and St. John Irvine's'
Anthony and Anna. The plays last
season played one week out of each
month at a down-town theatre. The
other three weeks they played single
performances at schools, churches,
community centers, and 'occasionally
at . neighborhpod movie theatres.
There were also a few performances

at near-by cities (Let Freedom Ring
played in Ann Arbor) and a short tour
through the center of the state.
In many ways these performance
were the most interesting and valu-
able part of the program. They trulyI
"brought the theatre to the people",
which is, of course, one of the princi-
pal functions of the Federal Theatre.
Statistics have been formulated which
show that something like 75 per cent
of the audiences have never ,seen a
performance before with living actors.
These. sponsored performances are
brought to the school orchurch for
a small sponsors' fee. -They in turn
charge a very low admission fee, usu-
ally from five to twenty-five cents.
In some cases a teachers' group or
other organization paid the sponsor's
fee and admission was given free to
the group.
It is these fees and box-office re-
ceipts which pay the largest part of
the expenses of running the theatre,
the "other-than-labor-costs". Some of
the expenses of the theatre, publicity,
for example, must come from admis-
sion fees. Some expenses, like rental
of office space, come from money
supplied by the WPA, just as they
buy trucks and cement mixers for
building projects. But in the past
year the admission fund has beenso
built up in Detroit that the money
supplied by the WPA has been cut in
half. It is now, about six per cent of
the salary paid to the workers.
.When one remembers that the Fed-
eral Theatre as a whole is the largest
theatre nrganization which has ever

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Insull Jr., Files Father's Will

On WPA At Seven

Pub.cation in the Bulletin is constructive notice toall members of th.
Uwiversty. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the President
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.



by.. t.
Mel Fineberg

(Continued from Page 3)

worship at 10:40 o'clock. Rev. Earl
Sawyer will preach on "The Sword
of the Spirit." Misses Jean and
Miriam Westerman will sing "O Di-
vine Redeemer" by Gounod. Achilles
Taliaferro will be at the organ.
First Presbyterian Church, 1432
Washtenaw Ave.
The Rev. A. G. Crooks of this city
will be the guest speaker at the Morn-
.ng Worship Service at 10:45. He
has chosen for his topic "Capturing
the World for Christ." Dr. Healey
Willen at the console and directing
the choir. The musical numbers will
include: Organ prelude, "Deck Thy-
self, My Soul" by Karg-Elert; An-
them, "Planets, Stars and Airs of
Space" by Bach; Solo, "Great Peace
Have They" by J. H. Rogers, Mr. El-
well; Organ Postlude, "Fugue in G
Minor" by Bach.
5:30 supper for summer school stu-
6:30 Miss Elizabeth Leinbach will
lead a discussion of Thorton Wilder's
play "Our Town." This play was
-acclaimed by many dramatic critics
upon its opening in New York last
winter as one of the finest achieve-
ments of the current stage. Readings
from the play will be given by stu-
dents as part of the program.
First Church of Christ, Scientist,
409 So. Division St., Sunday morn-
ing service at 10:30. Subject: "Soul."
Golden Text: Psalms 143:7, 8. Sun-
day School at 11:45, after the morn-
ing service.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
Services of worship today are: 8 a.m.
Holy Communion, 11 a.m. Morning
Prayer and Sermon by the Rev. Rob't
Examination Schedule:
Hour of Recitation 8. Thursday,
8-10; Hour of recitation 9, Friday,
8-10; Hour of recitation 10, Thurs-
day 2-4; Hour of recitation 11, Fri-
day 2-14; Hour, of recitation 1, Thurs-
day 4-6; Hour of recitation 2, Thurs-
day 10-12; Hour of recitation 3, Fri-
day 10-12;All other hours, Friday 4-6.
Deviations from the above schedule
are not permitted. All classes will
continue until the examination pe-
The Intramural Sports Building will

be closed Friday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m.
All lockers must be vacated or re-
newed for the school year on or be-
fore that date. The locker fee is
$2.50 for the period from Sept. 19,
1938 to June, 1939.
Exhibition of Early Chinese Pottery,
at the School of Architecture, Mon-
roe Street, under the auspices of the
Institute of Fine Arts upon the occa-
sion of the Summer Institute of Far
Eastern Studies. The exhibition has
been extended by request throughout
the Summer Session.
To All Students Having Library
1. Students having in their posses-
sion books drawn from the Univer-
sity Library are notified that such
books are due Monday, Aug. 15, be-
fore the impending examinations.
2. Students who have special need
for certain books after Aug. 15 may
retain such books if renewed at the
Charging Desk.
3. The names of all students who
have not cleared their records at the
Library by Thursday, Aug. 18, will be
sent to the Cashier's Office, where
their summer's credits will be with-
held until such time as these records
are cleared, in' compliance- with the
regulations of the Regents.
Librairy Service After Summer Ses-
sion. In the interim between the
close of the Summer Session and the
opening of-the fall semester the Gen-
eral Library will be closed evenings,
but service will be maintained in the
Main Reading Room, the Periodical
Reading Room, the Medical Reading
Room, and the Circulation Depart-
ment from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m., with the
excelation of the period from Aug. 29
to Sept. 5, when the building is closed
completely while extensive repairs are
in progress. Graduate Reading Rooms
and Study Halls both within and out-
side of the main building will be closed
until the .opening of the fall semester.
All departmental and collegiate li-
braries, with the exception of the
Transportation Library, are also
closed during this interval.

Samuel Insull Jr. (right) in Chicago filed his father's will, disposing
of less than $1,000, with Mitchell C. Robin (left), clerk of the Probate
Court. The one-time multi-millionaire utilities operator left the entire
small estate to his widow, Mrs. Margaret A. Insull.

Tony Lics 'That Bum Ammonia'

Pondering over a shovel as big as
he, is Richard Malone, aged seven,
who was hired and fired from a
WPA road laboring job near Union-
town, Pa. Two timekeepers were
suspended as an investigation of
the incident was started. Lyeil L.
Buttermore, district WPA director,
said Richard had been assigned to
a job because of a "clerical error."

(Continued from Page 3)
called upon its gladiators for re-
White, first up, struck out, but he
swung hard. Cochrane smashed a line
drive into the right field stands-
foul by inches. Then he lined what
looked like a sure single into right
field, but the Athletics' right fielder
got to it and speared it for the sec-
ond out.
Charley Gehringer worked the
pitcher to a three-and-one count be-
fore he swung. When he did, the
ball dropped into the right field
bleachers, and the Tigers were only
two runs behind.
The crowd cheered Hank Green-
berg when he stepped up to the plate,
but when he bounced the first pitch
off the amplifiers on top of the score-
board, they went wild. They stood up
and cheered as one man. They
cheered like no crowd ever cheered
before or since, because Goose Goslin,
the old money hitter, was coming
up to the plate. Goslin, the one-
man who could get them that one
run, was facing the pitcher.
It would be indeed a pleasure
if we could write here that The
Goose did the Impossible. He
didn't. Wfe tried hard, but he
was under the pitch, and lofted
an easy fly to the infield. The
ball game was over.
The crowd was broken-hearted, bat
the bleacherites, those Sages of the
Pastime of the Pellet, went away
realizing that they had almost wit-
nessed a baseball miracle.
Commision Gives
DETROIT, Aug. 13-(P)-A total
of $2,105,356 has been distributed to
155,568 applicants since the Michigan
Unemployment Compensation Com-
mission started its payoff on August
1, executive director Abner E. Lar-
ned said today.
In the 24 hours ending Saturday
morning, the claims and benefits
division wrote 29,336 checks for a to-
tal .of $416,416.50 for a new day's
Statistics furnished by the Com-
mission show that the highest aver-
age check was sent to the city of
314 S. State St.
Typewriters, Stationery,
Student and Office Supplies
Since 1908 Phone 6615

Lad Bails (Out'

The Automobile Regulation will i
lifted for all students at noon c
Friday, Aug. 19, 1938.
Office of the Dean of Students.


Though Tony Galento looked as though his latest foe, a stubborn case
of pneumonia, may have worn him down a bit, physicians were of the
opinion "that bum ammonia" didn't lay a glove on the heavyweight
fighter. That's Manager Joe Jacobs helping to steady Tony as he left his
hospital bed in Orange, N. J. Tony won't be in the ring for some time,

Superstitions Of The Baseball World

Mean Batting A verages



had no fewer than six gloves hanging
on pegs back of the bench each day.
Each mitt was slightly different from
the others. Ray had one built espe-
cially to handle the repertoire of Red
Faber; another for Eddie Cicotti's
pitching; one still different for Dickie

Tommy Blade, Yvo, witose ambi-
tion is to be a parachute jumper,
"bailed out" of a second story resi-
dence in New Orleans, La., but got'
his equipment mixed. Instead of
wearing a parachute pack-or even
an umbrella-he donned a cork
life preserver.


Baseball players have long been
regarded as very superstitious people,
just as are sailors and folks of the
theatrical profession. Among the
most common omens are black cats,
walking under ladders, lighting three
cigarettes on one match, and finding
a. four leaf clover, the left hind foot
of a rabbit, or a horseshoe. However,
you'll encounter players who resort
to many other schemes in wooing
Lady Luck.
The player who finds a hair pin
in the street feels certain that he
will "get the breaks" in that after-
noon's game. Or, if a wagonload of
empty barrels is spotted, the player
also believes he is in for a good day.
'A few 'years ago, when the New
York Giants were in a hopeless slump,
Manager John J. McGraw tried
everything he could think of to get
the team out of the doldrums, but
all in vain, until one day the team
spied a wagonload of empty beer
kegs parked near the Polo Grounds
That afternoon, the Giants ended
their slump, and eventually won the
National League pennant, and it was
not until several years later that Mc-

Graw admitted ,he had arranged for
the empty barrels to be there. +
Eddie Collins, when an active play-+
er for the Athletics and the White+
Sox, was in the habit of parking his+
chewing gum on his cap button, and
insisted that this brought him luck,
while "Wild" Bill Hallahan's good
luck charm was an old Elk's tooth.
Chuck Klein shies away from giv-
Ing fans his autograph before the
start of a game, because he believes
it affects his batting average. Chuck
has been suspicious of autograph
hounds ever since the time he went
hitless in a three game series after
signing his name several dozen times
for New York fans.
Harry Steinfeldt, who used to play3
third for the old Chicago Cubs, would
wear the same undershirt for weeks
without sending it to the laundry,
provided he .was in the midst of a
hitting streak. Harry's friends kid-
ded him by insisting that he has
trying to save money on his laundry1
bill. 3
Red Faber and Buck Freeman were
stars of other days who balked at
being photographed when they werej
warming up, incidental to the com-

mencement of battles. Another not-
able who always shoos the camera
men away, is Robert Moses (Lefty)
Grove, at present with the Red Sox.
Grove also makes a practice of keep-
ing the ball used in every game that
he wins.
The "Sultan of Swat," Babe Ruth,
would never lend one of his bats to a
teammate. One afternoon, however,
he made a gift of one of his favorite
warclubs to Joe Jackson, then play-
ing with the White Sox, on the condi-
tion that Jackson wouldn't use the
bat against the Yanks. The next
day, Jackson used Babe's gift bat,
and slugged out one of the longest
home runs ever seen in Fenway Park,
in Boston.
General Alvin Crowder, veteran
right-hander, when with the Wash-
ington Club, used to warm up every
day with youthful Jimmie Mahoney
mascot of the Nationals. Crowder
had such faith in his superstition
that he insisted that Jimmie be tak-
en along on every road trip of the
When establishing his brilliant
record as an iron man catcher, Ray
Schalk of the Chicago White Sox

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