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Official Publication Of The Summer Session


Racial Prejudice
And The North . .






ite Moves

Prof. Platt Cites Latin America
As Possible Haven For Refugees

3,000 Attend
Chinese lee

Nazis See No Danzig W


I %

ig Funds

i Opponents
Is Able To
>acity Load

ot Satisfied'
ETON, July 21.-(P)-
nents of the new Admin-
eding program began
s off its proposed.$2,800,-
orization today and let it
hat even further. curtail-
I be attempted.
, a net reduction of
was accomplished in the

Delivers Lecture On Areas
Of International Import;
Considers Five Problems
Emphasizing the "tremendous com-
plexity" of Latin American problems,
Prof. Robert S. Platt of the Universi-
ty of Chicago pointed to the vast in-
teriors of, Brazil, Chile and British
Guiana as a possible haven for Ger-
man refugees in a lecture last night
entitled "Areas of International Con-
cern In Latin America."
Professor Platt divided the "Zones
of international concern" into five
1. International trade areas.
2. International immigration areas.
3. Areas of revolt against the exist-
ing order.
4. Areas of military strategy.'
5. Areas of disputed political juris-
Embraced in these zones is a Latin
America "more than just South
America," he said. The problems
range from whether the U.S. Navy
should import beef from the .Argen-
tine to the delicate question of what
to do about Mexican expropriation
of American oil interests. And the
many-sided nature of these problems
makes dogmatic answers impossible,
he declared.
Involving as it does the domestic

production and market of the United
States, the problem of international
trade areas is an "American dilem-
ma," Professor Platt declared. The
problem is essentially one of utilizing
the vast mineral and agricultural
wealth of Latin American nations
without undermining home indus-
The Germans in Brazil and Chile
are "proud of their German culture
and want to preserve it," Professor
Platt said, referring to "areas of in-
ternational immigration." However
they are not necessarily pro-Hitler
and wish to maintain South American
"The problem of refugees is one of
the adoptability of groups of people
to new environments under new cir-
cumstances," he pointed out. The
pleasant climate and attractive scen-
ery offer no barriers in themselves,
he said. .
Mexico's expropriation of American
oil interest is a symptom of "revolt
against the established Old World
order upheld by Great Britain and
the United States," he said. Inspired
by a desire to emulate the United
States' own early example of revolt-
ing against the established order, it
indicates no real hostility toward this
Disputes over political jurisdiction
rank among the most aggravating
thorns in Latin-America's flesh to-
day, according to Profesor Platt. He
(Continued on Page 3)

Band Concert, Floor Show
And Dancing Feature
Giant Outdoor Festival
Documentary Film
To Be Given Today
Resembling a scene from an Orien-
tal picture_ book, the lantern-hung
mall between the League and Hill
Auditorium was crowded last night
with more than 3,000 bustling per-
sons enjoying themselves at the ice
cream festival, proceeds from which
will be used for medical aid in China.
Streaming out of Hill Auditorium
following the concert given by the
Summer Session Band under the
baton of Prof. William D. Revelli of
the School of Music which opened
the evening's program, the mob des-
cended on the mall to the various
concessions where Chinese students
in native costumes stood ready for
Later Chinese students presented a
floor show with demonstrations of
shutle-cock, shadow boxing, panto-
mime and a Chinese concert. This
program was repeated whentheatre
goers from the Lydia Mendelssohn
joined the party.
Old time dancing directed by
James Johnson on ; the Rackham
steps atracted many. Later Earl
Stevens played for the jitterbugs of
the crowd.
On the mall proper, ice cream, Chi-
nese delicacies and Chinese trinkets
were sold. Popular were the "hot,
ears," a delicacy which the Chinese
girls prepared while the customers

Cream sociAs Rumors SutNe

July 21.-(A')
10,000,000 off
Senate bank-
d late tonight
with restric-
e funds from
petition with
iso rejected a
r Iead (Den.
i the Recon-


to snmaji bi

British Appeasement Pla:

Tucker' Brooke'
Will Give Talk
On Elizabeth

ommittee by slash-
es and making a
in one instance.
r Taft (Rep.-Ohio)
licans on the cim-
were still "not sat-

Prof. Leicester
Terms Yale

3ut Witty

Fears Of Another 'Munich'
Caused By Expectation
Of Forced Settlement
Peace /Move Talk
Denied In London
LONDON, July 21.-(A)-A German
suggestion that Great Britain press
Poland for settlement. of the Danzig
problem met a cool response tonight
in official quarters but caused fears1
of a new "Munich" among opponents
of an appeasement policy.
A government spokesman said
Britain had made it clear that any
decision affecting the status of Dan-
zig rested with Poland and that
there had been no change in this
Poland, Germany Not Approached
He insisted Britain had approached1
neither Poland nor Germany regard-I
ing settlement of the issue. He also
expressed doubt that the question
would. be settled on the basis sug-
gested by a German government
spokesman in Berlin-unconditional
return of the Free City to Germany,.
Among those who still feared Prime
Minister Chamberlain might return
to the discarded "appeasement" pol-,
icy, however, it was recalled that of-i
ficial circles took a similar hands-
off atitude almost on the eve of the
Munich Conference last Sept. 291
which began the dismemberment ofl
Foreign Office Kept In Dak
At that time the foreign office was1
keptn&the ark about be W Va
'lans anid he-1uartersleare the
same thing might happen again. A
Those fears were increased by a
crop of persistent rumors of appease-
ment moves, all denied. Within 24
hours the following reports have
appeared in London newspapers:
1-The Daily Mirror quoted Par-
liamentary sources as saying Sir
Nevile Henderson, British Ambassa-
dor to Berlin, might approach the
German government shortly with a
request that Hitler outline his mini-I
mum terms for European peace.
2-The Financial Times, comment-
ing on the visit in London of Dr. Hel-
uth Wohlthat, German economic ex-
pert, suggested he was aiming at get-
ting economic assistance in return
for "a measure" of disarmament.
Latter Report Bolstered
The latter report it appeared bols-
ters to some extent by the acknowl-
edgment in government quarters that
Dr. Wohlthat had been in touch "un-
officially" with British trade officials,
sounding them out on the possibility
of improving British-German trade
It was emphasized these were only
unofficial talks but might lead to
"more concrete proposals."
Only this morning The Manchester
Guardian asserted "fears and suspi-
cions" of Chamberlain's government
still existed in many minds and urged
inclusion of Winston Churchill in the
Cabinet as "proof that he is deter-
mined to carry his policy (of resis-
tance) to success."

e of

was in a position to handle the lend-
ing program without further legisla-
RFC 'Can't And Won't'
However, Jones said today that the
RFC's existing authority "can't and
won't" take care of the program.
Under present law, he said, the RFC
does not have adequate power to
make some of the outlays contem-
plated. He mentioned specifically the
proposed purchase of railroad equip-
ment to be leased to the carriers.
"And I like that part of the pro-
gram," he continued, "because, we
think we can encourage the roads to
discard some of their old equipment
and buy new."
While both committees were meet-
ing, Administration leaders kept a
sharp watch upon the progress of
the bill, not only because of its im-
portance as an Administration meas-
ure, but because it is the last major
piece of legislation standing in the
way of adjournment.
,Senator Barkley (Dem.-Ky.), ma-
jority leader and author of the bill,
told reporters that while the bill
would probably not be ready for
action in the. Senate until Tuesday,
adjournment by the following Satur-
day was "not impossible."

Just what Professor Brooke will
have to say is something of a mys-
tery. When asked to speculate on the
line of approach which his acquaint-
ance will take, Prof. Leicester Brad-
ner, visting professor for the Summer
Session from Brown University, re-
plied, "Tucker Brooke is unpredict-
able." He prophesied, however, that
the lecturer would in any case make
his talk witty and amusing.
Professor Brooke is one of Ameri-
ca's foremost Elizabethan experts. He
has edited the works of Shakespeare,
Marlowe and lesser figures of the
Renaissance ,in addition to himself
writing such widely used critical
works as his "The Tudor Drama."
Will Be Given
Cleveland Band Leader
Is Guest Conductor
The Fourth Annual High School
Clinic Band, directed by Prof. Wil-
liam D. Revelli and containing 110
pieces, will present its second concert
of the Summer Session at 4:15 p.m.
tomorrow in Hill Auditorium.
Ralph E. Rush, director of the
Cleveland Heights, 0., High School
band, will be guest conductor at the
The program will be as follows:'
Overtue Tuitazel.. William J. Skeat
Selection of Beethoven Themes .
.... Beethoven-Lake
Cornet Trio: Polka Dots ..Buchtel
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 1 . Friedmann
Father of Waters, from "Mississippi
Suite"... ............Grofe
Overture, The Traveller.....Buchtel
By the Light of the Polar Star, from
"Looking Upward Suite" ...Sousa
A Whistling Novelty: The Warb-
ler's Serenade .............Perry
Fantasia-Three Days .........Lotter
United States Coast Guard March-
Semper Paratis .,....van Boskerck
Slovakia Sets Up
Fascist 'Republic'
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, July 21.
-(P)-The Slovak Parliament today
adopted a constitution which makes
the little remnant of Czechoslovakia

Utah Tsao, represen'tative of the
Chinese students, extended an invi-
tation to all to come tonight, saying
that the festival is an excellent op-
portunity for one to enjoy oneself
and help China at the same time.
Today's program opens at 7:30 p.m.
with a showing in Hill Auditorium of
"The 400 Million," a documentary
film tracing the Chinese struggle for
freedom. Early last night over 900
tickets had been sold at 25 cents each.
with prospects of passing the 1,000
mark before the end of the evening.
Repeated today will be the Chinese
students floor show and the old time
dancing. Special invitation is ex-,
tended to those who have been at-
tending the Monday night square
dancing sessions to participate in the
dancing today.

FDR Foresees
New Euro pean~
Trouble Ahead
HYDE PARK, N.Y., July 21.-(A)-
President Roosevelt said today that
from every capital in Europe there
was evidence of prepartions for an
eventuality that was believed tobe
fairly close, asserting at the same
time that business would suffer from
Congress' failure to act on neutrality
legislation at this session.
He added that it should be empha-
sized,, however, that there were no
allegations of probabilities of trouble
abroad, only statements of possibili-
Pronouncing the neutrality issue
dead until January, the President
contended that Senators who favored
postponing a showdown until Con-
gress meets again had been gambling
with the possibility that war would
not break out across the seas.
To a well-known businessman who
called at the White House recently,
the President attributed a statement
that Congressional inactivity on neut
trality was killing the nicest little
business boom you ever saw. He men-
tioned the man by name, but would
not allow reporters to do so..
Because of uncertainty about the
kind of neutrality law Congress may
enact next year, Mr. Roosevelt said,
business men did not want to make
commitments. A newspaper owner
who did not know how war might
affect his business, he said, would be
hesitant about buying a new prss.
Dispute Statement1
WASHINGTON, July 21. -(P)-
Leaders of the Senate bloc which
fought the Administration neutrality
bill to a standstill bluntly disputed
today President Roosevelt's predic-
tion as to the consequences.
"That's poppycock," retorted Sen-
ator Johnson (Rep.-Calif.), when in-
formed that Mr. Roosevelt had said
that business would be harmed by
the postponement of action on the
Senator McNary (Rep.-Ore.), the
Republican leader, said:
"I can see no reason why there
should be any slowing up in the eco-
nomic procession because of the fail-
ure of Congress to follow the Presi-
dent on neutrality legislation. Under
the existing law our nation can do
business throughout the world."
Senate Passes
No-Politics Act
After Deadlock
Wait President's Decision
As To Outcome Of Bill
Passed In Senate Today
WASHINGTON, July 21.-()-
The Hatch Bill barring Federal em-
ployes from politics was endorsed fi-
nally by the Senate today and sped
to the White ouse after its au-
thor, Senator Hatch (Dem., N.M.),
had pounded his desk and warned
against what he called a movement
to bury it in the "graveyard" of a
conference committee.
There was no word as to whether
President Roosevelt would sign or
veto it. After the Senate first passed
it weeks ago, Mr. Roosevelt criticized
it as badly drafted. The House Ju-
diciary Committee subsequently re-
vamped it but its backers induced.
the House. in a memoriable struggle
last night to restore what they termed
its "teeth.".
There were still some differences in
the Senate and House versions, how-
ever, and so the Senate had to de-

cide today whether to approve the
other chamber's bill or send the leg-
islation to a Senate-House confer-
ence committe for adjustment of dif-
( Backers of the measure asked
unanimous consent for the former
course but Senator Minton (Dem.,

German Spokesman Feels
Sure Of Change Soon
In Free City's Status
Says Some Power
Will Use Pressure
BERLIN, July 21.-(P)-Nazi Ger-
many spoke out tonight in an official
statement of her government to de-
clare she was "100 per cent optimistic
that there will be no war" over the
Free City of Danzig.
"On the contrary," an official -
spokesman told the foreign press in
one of the most unequivocal stato-
ments yet issued here on- the Free;
The Inquirer in a coyright'dis-
patch from Its Washington
bureausaid tonight it had
learned a, five-power agreement
seeking to preserve peace In
Europe, for 25 years "has been
tentatively reached by Great Bri-
tain, France, Germany, Italy, and
City, "we believe in the commot
sense of mankind and feel sincerely
convinced the Danzig question soon
will be solved without compromise but
also without bloodshed."
The spokesman made it obvious be-
yond peradventure of doubt that by
an uncompromising solution he meant
the unconditional return of Danzig
to Germany. Germany lost Danzig
under the Treaty of Versailles.
His attitude disclosed that Ger-
m.any.expected-this solution would be
attained by pressure by Great Bri-
tafn on Poland.
Fascists in Rome said they con-
curred wholeheartedly in the Ger-
man spokesman's declaration. Offi-
cials in Paris were guarded in their
comment, pending a report from their
Ambassador to Berlin, but said they
were inclined to regard the statement
as a "possible change" in the situa-
"Rather than plunge all Europe
into war," the spokesman said, "some
power will brutally call Polish chau-
vinists to order and tell them Danzig
is not worth a world war."
His reference to "some power" was
taken as an obvious allusion to Bri-
tain which, along with France, has
given a pledge of aid to Poland.
"As for ourselves," he went on, "we
have not the slightest desire to pro-
voke a crisis.
"It is obvious, however, that the
present state of things cannot go on
indefinitely. The solution must come
not in years but in months and pos-
sibly weeks."
In emphasizing Germany's pacific
attitude, the spokesman said:
"Our Fuehrer is 10 per cent for
peace. . . . Germany has not the
least desire for a conflict of arms to
bring about the uncompromising solu-
tion which we confidently expect. We
reject 100 per cent such a warlike
solution and would regret extremely
if that were the only way." He con-
ceded that the European air was
"heavily laden with crisis possibili-
Nazis Arrange
Wheat Barter
Germany To Trade Arms
For Rumanian Grain
BUCHAREST, July 21.-(P)-Ger-
many tightened her grip on Ru-
mania's economic life today by ar-
ranging, in partnership' with Italy,
to trade armaments for 50,000 car-
loads of Rumanian wheat.
Diplomats said the barter would

create a paradox since the Rome-
Berlin Axis thus will aid Rumanian
rearmament, which is spurred by
fears the Axis is backing claims of
Bulgaria and Hungary for territory
Rumania won from them in the
World War.
The barter arrangement followed
signature of a German-Rumania
Protocol enlarging Germany's means

* * ,

Rabbi James G. Heler, director of
the Wise Temple of Cincinnati and
leader in Hebrew cultural life in the
United States, has been invited to
give four lectures in conjunction with
the program of the fifth annual Sum-
mer Conference on Religion, which
will open here Monday.
Two other guest lecturers will par-
ticipate in the program, which is be-
ing offered to all students and facul-
ty of the Session, ministers from the
state, and directors and professors in
religious education. Dr. Paul Harri-
son, famed medical missionary to
Arabia, who will give his initial lec-
tures in the United States at the con-
ference, and Dr. George Michaelides
of the Near East School of Theology
in Beirut, Syria, are the other guest
Rabbi Heller will give four talks
on the program. He will participate
at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the seminar
on "Toward Inter-Faith Understand-
ing" at Alumi Memorial Hall. He
will demonstrate "Sacred Music" us-
ing recordings at 5 p.m. Thursday in
Alumni.Memorial Hall and on Fri-
day will give two talks. At 12:15
p.m. he will speak on "Palestine" at
a luncheon in the Michigan Union
(Continued on Page 4)
Pact Foreseen
Reveal Trade Negotiations
In Moscow Broadcast
MOSCOW, July 21. -(R')- Trade
negotiations are under way between
Germany and Soviet Russia, the Mos-
cow radio station announced to-
The Soviet Trade Delegate in Ber-
lin is carrying on the negotiations
with an attache of the Nazi Econom-
ics Ministry.

Weaver Will
At Vesper


Prof. Bennett Weaver of the Eng-
lish department will give the address
at the second summer Vesper Serv-
ice, to be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow in
the Rackham Building.
Professor Weaver will speak on
"The Function of Culture in Our
American Democracy." Prof. David
Mattern of the School of Music will
lead the hymns, and the scripture
and prayer will be read by the Rev.
Theodore Schmale of the Bethlehem
Evangelical Church.

Those Aren't Leering Lotharios,
Governor -- They're Dodger Fans


To Visit Prison
Group Leaves At 8 A.M.
Today OnJackson Trip
Leaving from in front of Angell
Hall at 8 a.m. today, Summer Session
students and faculty wall travel by
bus to Jackson in the eighth Summer
Session excursion, to visit and inspect
the . modern physical plant of the
State Prison of Southern Michigan.
Besides the up-to-date cell blocks,
housing more than 5,000 inmates, the
visitors will see shops where the pris-
oners work, recreation fields where
they get outdoor exercise, and the
model kitchen where their daily meals
are prepared. This kitchen was de-

(Special to The Daily)
NEW YORK CITY, July 21.---Gov-
ernor Luren Dickinson's allegation
that this city is a centre of "high
life" left New Yorkers in an expec-
tant mood this week as they surveyed
their particular neighborhoods for
examples of immorality suitable for
With New York's standing in the
world of sin considerably lowered by
competition from Kansas City, New
Orleans and Port Said, seven million
New Yorkers, from Grover Whalen
down to Sean O'Brien who tends bar
in the Bronx, grinned gleefully today
for, in their opinion, Governor Dick-
inson's amazing revelations of what
he saw at the recent national gov-
ernors' conference is the greatest

Dickinson's words will mean even
more to New York's "World of To-
morrow" than Sally Ran'd's fans
meant to Chicago's "Century of Pro-
But to the average New Yorker the
whereabouts of the Empire State's
dens of iniquity are still a mystery.
No matter what Michigan's Gover-
nor preaches, residents still believe
that the most sinful objects in the
city are the bathing beauty photo-
graphs in the tabloids. Iced tea
rather than hard liquor is still New
York's favorite beverage and 16 year-
old girls are as sheltered in the
shade of the trylon and perisphree
as they would be in Ishpeming or
Grand Rapids. New Yorkers main-
tain that their sons do not look that
way because they are leering Lothari-

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