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Official Publication Of The Summer Session


Mother India
And Poppa Britain

. No. 31


1, 1939



Two Gunmen
Try To Seize
Army Payroll
On Fast Train
Modern Jesse James Fail
As Crew Of Mail Coach
Save $56,000 Amount
One Is Captured;
Companion Sonight
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., July 31.-(P)_--
A pair of bandits, operating in the
swashbuckling style of Jesse James,
attempted to seize a $56,000 army
payroll on a speeding train today
but were routed during a gun battle
with the gallant mail car crew.
One of the robbers was shot and
broke his leg before he was captured.
His companion was believed to have
been wounded but he escaped in an
automobile driven by a confederate.
A mail clerk was felled by ,one of
the raiders who pounded him on the
head with a pistol butt.
Form Road Blockade
State highway police immediately
formed a road blockade in east cen-
tral Illinois in an effort to intercept
the fugitive and his chauffeur.
Earl Boothman, railroad mail clerk
who played an heroic role in the
gun fight, gave this account of the
wild west foray:
The bandits, both clad in overalls,
bparded the "blinds" of local 31, a
four-car passenger train of the I1-
linois Central Railroad bound from
Chicago to Champaign, at Onarga,
Ill., 83 miles south of Chicago.
Entered Mail Car
i As the train pulled out, they en-
tered the combination mail-baggage
car, intent upon taking a $56,000
bundle of currency consigned to the
Army's technical air school at Ran-
One of them, wielding a pistol butt,
knocked- mail clerk Guy O'Hern of
Chicago to the floor. He was stunned
by roge and crawled over the coal
tender and advised engineer J. J.
Malloy to "give her the gun."
Boothlinan Opens Fire
As the train gained speed, Booth-
man opened fire with a revolver. The
robbers returned several wild shots.
John Gearon, a baggage clerk, pistol
in hand, joined in the combat.
The bandits leaped to the ground
as the train entered Del Ray, three
miles down the line. One of them-
who, officials said later, carried a
driver's license issued to John F. Wal-
don of Chicago-toppled over. His
head had been grazed, his right leg
pierced by a bullet and also frac-
tured. He was takenaboard the train
and brought to a hospital in Urbana.
His henchman ran to highway 45,
paralleling the tracks. He staggered
twice but regained his footing and
climbed into a dark sedan driven by
an accomplice. His uncertain gait
led the train crew to believe he also
had been wounded. The motor car
sped south.
Prohibition Act
Is Inaugurated
Police Ready To Enforce

New Law At Midnight;
Much Drunkeness Seen
BOM$AY, Aug. 1. (Tuesday).-PM
-An expanded police force cleared
Bombay's 8,500 bars and liquor shops
early today to inaugurate the first
new prohibition law since repeal in
the United States.
As midnight struck the date.of en-
forcement, agents with report books
immediately took inventories of the
stocks of all liquor establishments and
sealed them for excise officers who
will cart them to government ware-
Widespread drunkenness, especially
in the mill areas, greeted prohibition
but there was almost no disturbances
since police quietly whisked away
those who got too enthusiastic.
For the natives of Bombay and
suburbs it was prohibition; for Amer-
icans, Englishmen and other Euro-
peans it was rationing.
Thesel atter celebrated by crowd-

Personality Plays Heavy Role
In Spanish-AmericanPolitics

Nowell Assures Audience
No Conventional Type
Of Dictatorship Prevails
s"Personality has always been a
strong Lfactor in Spanish-American1
politics," Prof. Charles E. Nowell of
Fresno State College, California, sum-
marized yesterday in a lecture sub-
titled "A Study In Dictators."
There is no "conventional type of
dictator," he declared. Rather, each
is the product of his particular race,
character and environment.
"A prototype of Juarez" was his de-
scription of Cardenas, iron man of
Mexico, who has devoted his life to
the ideal of uplifting his race, both
economically and educationally. A
revolutionist at the age of 14, he is,
however,'no throwback to the brutal-
ized type epitomized by Diaz, Profes-
sor Nowell observed.
Marxist in ideology, Cardenas has
given Mexico the most radical regime
in its history, and the most radical
in the world next to Soviet Russia, he
said. His political creed, inherited
from the constitution of 1917, has so
far manifest itself in anti-clerical-
ism, land distribution and expropri-
ation of foreigners.
Lauding Cardenas for his "courage
and brutal honesty," he pictured him
as a "silent soldier who displays In-
dian, solidarity, not Spanish vivac-
A "story book dictator" who serves
no ideology but his own selfishness,
was Professor Nowell's description of
Truhelo, the one-man government of
tiny Santa Domingo. Scoring Tru-
helo for his "tremenndous vanity and
abominable cruelty," he pictured a
"reign of terror" in which the only
way to survive is to "pamper his
The exact opposite of the story book
type is Dr. Salizar, "dictator" of
Portugal, Professor Nowell declared.
Once an obscure professor of low
and economics, Dr. Salizar drafted
into service by a militant group, has
refuted the idea that a person of
cloistered, academic background can-
not cope successfully with practical
political, economic and administra-
tive problems, he said.
Furthermore he has balanced Port-
ugal's traditionally lopsided budget
and saved her from threatened ruin
through "absolutely orthodox eco-
Gillin To Speak
On Experiences
Among Indians
Anthropolgist To Discuss
Important Carib Tribes
Of North British Guiana
Dr. John P. Gillin of Ohio State
University, a member of the Summer
faculty, will tell of the experiences
that come when 'An Anthropologist
Visits the Carib Indians ofuNortnerh
British Guiana," in a lecture to be
given at 5 p.m. today in the Rackham
Lecture Hall.
These Indians, once conquerors of
the northeast coast of South America
and thelower West Indies, were the
first tribes with whom Columbus
came into contact. From their name
have been derived the words "Carib-
bean" and cannibal, giving an indica-
tion of the prominent role they have
played at one time in Latin-American
Dr. Gillin will talk from his own
experience of two years ago when he
worked among certain Carib tribes
for seven months on a project spon-
sored by the Peabody Museum of Har-
vard University. Found today main-
ly in the northern part of Giana,
about 100 miles from the sea coast,
they very seldom come into contact
with white men. Dr. Gillin will also

show slides of Indian life in Ecuador
and the Upper Amazon region.
Dr. Gillin is a graduate of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin and received his
doctor's degree from Harvard. He
has served with the Peabody Museum
and on the faculty of the University
of Utah. At present he is in the de-
partment of anthropology at Ohio
Latin-American Tea
To Be Given Today
Students and faculty members
with a speaking knowledge of Span-
ish or Portuguese are invited to at-
tend the regular weekly Latin-Ameri-

nomic principles" which are far closer
to Adam Smith than to Hitler or
Stalin, he pointed out.
Last of the dictator portraits
sketched by Professor Nowell was Dr.
Vargas of Brazil, who forcefully siezed
power with the "liberal alliance"~ in
1930 when orthodox political methods
had failed. Faced with the task of'
preventing the far-flung territories
of Brazil from flying asunder from
"centrifugal force," the regime failed
to create satisfaction and found it
necessary to maintain its authority
by strongarm methods.
Lacking the "dynamic flambou-
ancy" of a Hitler or Mussolini, he
also lacks their rigid ideology and
purpose, Professor Nowell pointed out.
He described him as a "first class op-
portunist" who had no "far seeing
Fears that Brazil "is about, to em-
bark on the dangerous path of the
Fascist axis," were minimized by Pro-
fessor Nowell. Centralized power
has long been something of a tradi-
tion in Spanish America, he said.
Scott To Lead
Last Excursion
To Put-In-Bay
- ''
Group Will Travel By Bus
To Detroit, Finish Tour
On Steamer To Island
Climaxing the program of 10 Sum-
mer Session excursions, Prof. Irving
D. Scott of the geology department
will lead a group to Put-In-Bay. in
Lake Erie, leaving Ann Arbor at 7:15
a.m. tomorrow.
Reservations for the trip must be
made in the Summer Session office,
1213 Angell Hall, before 5 p.m. to-
day, according to Prof. Carl J. Coe,
director of excursions. ,
Chartered buses will the group to
Detroit, leaving from in front of An-
gell Hall. The steamer "Put-In-Bay"
leaves at 9 a.m. and will return to De-
troit at 8 p.m., when buses will meet
the party, returning to Ann Arbor
about 9:30 p.m.
The entire cost of the trip, Pr-
fessor Coe said, would be less than
four dollars, including meals on the
steamer, and admission to the caves
on the island. The round trip steam-
er fare of 85 cents includes admis-
sion to the caves. The bus fare to
and from Detroit, which may be
eliminated by students driving, is
Put-In-Bay is one of a group of
islands located at the western end of
the lake, about 60 miles southeast of
Detroit. Geologically it is of in-
terest for its rugged limestone shore
line, for its surface evidences of gla-
ciation, and for its caves.
During the three hours on the
island after arriving at 1 p.m., the
party will have ample opportunity to
see the points of chief interest, in-
cluding the four caves, and the 352-
foot granite shaft that is Perry's
monument, commemorating the na-
val victory of Commodore Oliver Ha-
zard Perry in 1813.
Pursuit Squadron
PlansFlight Here
(By The Associated Press)
As a part of the War Department's
celebration of the thirtieth anniver-
sary of the United States' first pur-
chase of a military airplane, 18 Cur-
tis P-36 planes will fly over Ann Arbor
President Roosevelt will touch off a
telegraphic signal at 11 a.m. that will
send the Selfuridge unit and other
squadrons throughout the country on
the anniversary flight.

ISnatcher Of Wardrobe
Thwarts Cupid's Work
Lack of clothing forced sudden
cancellation of a honeymoon trip by
Mr. and Mrs. Mungo F. Miller.
. Miller, '4OBAd, and his bride, the
former Barbara W. Skull, were mar-
ried last Friday and proceeded to
Chicago Saturday night, when they
prepared to leave Sunday morning,
they found a window of their car,
smashed and their clothing missing.
S"We're going back to Ann Arbor,"
the bride said, "I haven't a thing to
Job Lectures
Ended Today
ByPur dom
'Who Do You Know' Topic
Of Final Demonstration
On Seeking Employment
How to impress the "right people"
and boost your chances of landing
the available jobs will be demonstrat-
ed by Dr. T. Luther Purdom, Direc-
tor of the University Bureau of Ap-
pointments and Occupational Infor-
mation, at 7:15 p.m. today in the
Rackham Lecture Hall.
The program entitled "Who Do You
Know?" will climax the series of
three demonstrations designed to
warn students what to emphasize
and what to avoid in seeking employ-
The student who knows the right
people on campus stands a far better
chance of getting a good job than the
student who has met and impressed
no one, Dr. Purdom points out. Ex-
perience shows, he said, that when
several people, all equally well quali.
fied as to record, apply for the same
job, the 'position invariably goes to
the man or woman with the best per-
sonal recommendations.
To emphasize the importance of
"knowing people," sample interviews
will be conductei by Prof. C. W.
Beemer of St. Johns College who will
play the role of chairman of a school-
board in a community of 100,000
Stanley Waltz, manager of the
Union, will stress the importance of
making contacts while at school with
suggestions as to the technique of
meeting and impressing people, while
Dr. Purdom will lecture for about .15
minlutes illustrating important points
with real-life examples from his years
of experience.
Sakanishi Talk,
Will Be Today


Passed By



Battered Loan



To Representativ

Tabulation Of



WASHINGTON, July 31.-(P)-The following table shows how the
Administration's original lending bill compares with the curtailed ver-
sions which have been approved by the Senate and the House Banking

Original Bill

Senate Bill House Com. Bill

Roads...............$750,000,000 not, included $500,000,000
Farm Tenancy ..... 600,000,000 $600,000,000 400,000,000
Public Works 350,000,000 350,000,000 350,000,000
Electrification ... 500,000,000 500,000,000 350,000,000
Exports (x) .......... 100,000,000 75,000,000 100,000,000
Rail Equipment .. 500,000,000 not included 250,000,000
Reclamation .........not included 90,000,000 not included
Total .......... $2,800,000,000 $1,615,000,000 $1,950,000,000
(x) Mr. Roosevelt first suggested $500,000,000 for foreign loans, but
this proposal was revised, before the original bill was introduced, to
$100,000,000 for the Export-Import Bank.
Krenek's New Piece Features
Faculty Concert Program Today

Combined Economy Bloc
Opposes Administration
On Floor Of Chamber
More Than Million
Cut From Measure
WASHINGTON, July 31.-(1)-The
Administration's battered lending
bill, stripped of more than a billion.
dollars of proposed loans, was passed
by the Senate late today and moved
on to an uncertain fate in the House.
Waiting for it there was just such
a combination of Republican and
Democratic economy advocates as
that which controlled procedure, for
the most part, in the Senate and re-
duced the program's total to $1,615,-
The original Administration bill
had called for $2,800,000,000.
Almost simultaneously with the
Senate action, the House Rules Com-
mittee voted 6 to 4 to send the legis-
lation to the House floor tomorrow.
Then, the subject of debate will be
the version of the bill approved by
the House Banking Committee. It,
too, made several deep slashes in the
monetary total of the measure, cut-
ting the program of $1,950.000,000.
The House leadership had planned
to bring up the Administration's $800,-
000,000 Housing Bill tomorrow, but,
to make room for the lending mea-
sure, postponed action on the former.
There is obviously extensive opposi-
tion to the Housing Bill, and many
opponents contended it had beech
abandoned for the session.
If that were the case, it was gen-
erally thought that Congress might
adjourn on Saturday night. This
depended, however, upon fairly rapid
work on the lending bill in the con-
ference stage if it should be passed
by the House. Differences between
House and /Senate versions would
have to be reconciled swiftly by a
committee representing both cham-
The bill as passed by the Senate
calls for the issuance of bonds by the
by the RFC and other governmental
RFC to finance the following loans,

The Summer Session Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by Thor John-
son, will present a program featur-
ing the appearance of Ernst Krenek,
distinguished conductor and compos-
er, at the faculty concert at 8:30 p.m.
tdoay in Hill Auditorium.
The program to be presented by]
the orchestra will include Haydn's
Symphony No. 22 in E Flat Major,
known as "The Philosopher," and,
Symphony on a French Mountain
Air, for orchestra and piano, by d'-
Indy, the piano part being played by
Mary Fi'shburne, ?piano soloist.
will present the first appearance of his
After the intermIssion, Mr. Krenek's
own Symphonic Piece for String Or-
chestra, Op. 86. The program will
be concluded with Borodin's Polovt-
sian Dances from PrinceIgor.
Mr. Krenek has been,, serving in
Ann Arbor ashGuest Professor of Com-
position in the music school. He is
the composer of many works in the
field of opera, symphonic selections,
ensemble pieces and solo numbers.
His operas have been performed in
many of the great old opera houses
of Europe and his "Johnny Spielt
Auf" was .sensationally received, hav-
ing been presented by the Metropoli-
tan Oper Company.
The program in full is as follows:
Symphony No. 22 in E Flat Major
........................ .H aydn
Adagio . . Presto . . Menuetto
Don Treadwell
Takes Swim;
Tourne Title
Lead Is Now Too Great
To Be Overtaken By
Nearest Of Opponents

Symphony for Orchestra and Piano
on a French Mountain Air ....d'Indy
Assez lent; moderement . . Assez lent
, Anime
Symphonic Piece for String Orches-
tra, Op. 86 ................Krenek
Poloytsian Dances from Prince
Igor ..................Borodin
Dance of the Slave Maidens . . Dance
of the Wild Men . . Dance of the
Archers . . Finale
Rice's Drama
Protests Nazi
Politicai Trial


Announce Subject Change
In Succeeding Lectures
Dr. Shio Sakanishi of the Division
of Orientalia in the Library of Con-
gress, Washington, D.C., will speak at
4 p.m. today in the Amphitheatre of
the Rackham School on "Kobo Dai-
shi: Founder of Nationalized Buddh-
Since the last issue of The Daily,
Dr. Sakanishi has changed the sub-
jects for the rest of her lectures, to
be held tomorrow and Thursday.
Contrary, therefore, to previous an-
nouncement, tomorrow's lecture will
be on "Honen Shonin: Salvation for
the Masses" and Thursday's will be
"Dogen: Spiritual Life Through Zen."
Both tomorrow's and Thursday lec-
ture will be held at 4 p.m. in the
Amphitheatre of the Rackham School.
Dr. Sakanishi's talks are sponsored
by the Institute of Far Eastern Stu-
dies. They are open to the public
and all interested are invited to at-

'Judgment Day' To Open
Here Tomorrow Night;
Stage Crew Announced
"Judgment Day," the sixth offer-
ing of the Michigan Repertory Play-
ers, will open at 8:30 p.m. tomor-
row in the Lydia Mendelssohn The-
The play, a protest drama by El-
mer Rice, is based upon the firing
of the German Reichstag Building
by the Nazi and the subsquent trial of
the political enemies of the party for
the fire.
Announcement was made yester-
day of the members of the stage crew
for the production. They include
Kenneth Wax, stage manager; Al-
bert Wilkinson, assistant stage man-
ager; Donald Baldwin, Margery So-
enksen and Vincent Jukes', grips;
Anne Kleiner, electrician; Leah Doo-
ley, Helen Hershey, Charlotte Strauss,
Charles Hampton and John Crnovich,
assistant electricians.
Other members are Edith Hudson
and Atwood Hudson, properties; Carol
SFoley, Mary Jane Franks, Marian
Gibson, Lillian Hopping, Mary Louise
Hoffman, Margaret Johnson, Edna
Lepisto, June McKee, Theresa Rosen-
thal, Eleanor Tobin, Norma Vint and
Lowell Pierro, assistants; Helene Cy-
ran, Mildred Davis, Mary Muldoon,
Ethel Peaslee, Irene SwanE Odam
Day, Arthur Klein, Ray Pederson
and Carolease Faulkner, costumes;
Eva Goldman' and Eleanor Kaplan,
call girls; and NaomiJewell, promp-

tin projects.

for loans to
for western re

for non-federal

Social Changes Of Renaissance
Important Also, Prof. Read Says

for loans for rura

Don Treadwell crowned himself all-
campus swimming champion yes-
terday to make tomorrow's diving,
last event on the calendar, something'
of an anti-climax.
He ascended the throne in almost
nonchalant fashion by placing second
to varsity star John Haigh in the
plunge for distance and the 75 yard
medley swim.
Entering yesterday's contests with
a 160 point margin over his nearest
competitor, Treadwell had only Bill
Tull to fear in his fight for honors.
And Tull, who needed at least two
more firsts to beat out Treadwell,
was given only an outside chance to
Treadwell's two seconds yester-
day boosted his season total to the
impressive sum of 740 points, 220
more than Tull's 520 and 440 points
ahead of John Haigh's 300. The rest
of the field lagged far behind.
Haigh, Treadwell and Tull finished
one-two-three in the first event yes-
terday, the plunge for distance, and
the champion was decided right there.
With the medley swim reduced to the
status of an exhibition match. the

$75,000,000 for loans through the
export-import bank to finance ex-
ports of American products.
Cut from the bill by the Senate'%
bi-partisan economy bloc in the
course of a week's intense debate
$500,000,000 for loans for highways
and transportation improvements.
$350,000,000 with which the RFC
was to have purchased railroad
equipment for lease to the carriers.
$25,000,000 for the export-import
bank's foreign loans.
At the last minute, the economy
bloc overrode the Administration
leadership, too, to write into the
measure a provision that the bonds
issued by the RFC should be subject
to state and federal income taxes.
Strikers Riot
At Body Plant
Motor Strike At Cleveland
Sends 46 ToHospitals
CLEVELAND, July 31-(A)-
Thousands of strikers, sympathizers
and spectators milled about General
Motors' hugeFisher Body plant here
tonight where more than 200 work-
ers were besieged following rioting
which sent 46 persons to hospitals.
Anthony Peterson, Chief of Com-
pany Police, said the over 200 non-
union strikers trickled out of the
plant one by one during the night and
that about 230 remained inside.
The situation was tense following
a safety director Eliot Ness' order to
clear the area within 500 yards sur-
rounding the plant by 3 a.m.

Claiming that the social changes of
the Renaissance were quite as im-
portant as the artistic, Prof. Conyers
Read of the University of Pennsyl-
vania yesterday reviewed the period
of English history between the reigns
of King Henry VIII and Queen Eliza-
beth with that point in mind.
Professor Read pointed out that
the principles introduced during this
period, especially during the reign of
the child king, Edward VI, were not

How much of this may be laid to
the influence of the Renaissance and
how much could be attributed to the
English themselves Dr. Read said he
could not tell.
The lecturer minimized the impor-
tance of Machiavelli and his works in
England at that time. The author
of "The Prince" had very little in-
fluence in determining the character
of the English kingship, he asserted,
and recommended to those who
wished a basis to turn to Rome and

For the first time in the eleven
years of the Lydia Mendelssohn The-
atre, all seats for the entire run of a
play have been sold out before the,
opening night of the production, it
was announced last week by James
M. Murnan of the theatre box office.
This has been true of both of the last
two productions by the Players, "Our
Town" and "Androcles and the Lion."
Frederic O. Crandall is directing
the play. Costumes are by Miss Lucy
Barton with Oren Parker doing the
Packard Workers
Threaten To Strike
DETROIT, July 31.- (P) -The

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