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Fair. Continued warm


Sit igan
Official Publication Of The Summer Session


The Democratic Ideal
In The University

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Shall I Or Shan't I?


VOL. XLIX. No. 34




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House Defeats
Spending Bill
As Blocs Unite

'Make Art Part Of People's Life'
Is WPA Credo, Director Asserts

rd Session

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Coalition Of Democrats
And Republicans Mow
Measure Down Speedily

Temporary Trucet
In Wage-Hour RowE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3.-(P)-The
House completed the destruction of
President Roosevelt's lending programr
today with a 191-170 vote decliningt
even to consider the $800.000,000t
slum clearance and housing bill.
A coalitic n of Republicans: and
Democrats mowed the measure downt
in precisely the same way it killedt
the $1,950,000,000 works financing.
Coalition Victorious.
The coalition consisted of 137 Re-
publicans and 54 Democrats. A total
of 159 Democrats, eight Republicans,
and three minor party members sup-
'ported the Administration.
The vote removed one more b
stacle to adjournment, and soon after
it was taken another was shoved
aside. Representative Rayburn of
Texas, the Democratic leader, an-
nounced to the House the decision
of the Administration leadership to
scrap for the session highly contro-
versial legislation amending the
wage-hour law.
However, leaders who had hoped
to end the session Saturday night
were forced to allow for a possible re-
vision of their plans by developments
in the Senate. There, a row was
evidently developing over the third
deficiency bill, which as it passed the
House failed to provide funds for a
continuation of price-bolstering loans
on farm commodities.
Senate Fer Farmer
Omission of funds for this purpose
was another victry for the economy
bloc. The Senate, however, has re-
peatedly shown itself more inclined
to appropriate for farm relief than
the other branch of Congress, and an
f effort to write a $119,000,000 amend-
ment for farm loans into the bill was
in the making. Such an attempt ob-
viously would be time-consuming. To-
day, the measure was in the hands of
the Senate Appropriations Commit-
tee, before which Secretary Wallace
appealed for the item, lest, he said,
farm prices sag to disastrous levels.
Social Security Remains
One other piece 'of major legisla-
tion remained to complicate the ad-
journment situation: amendments to
the Social Security Act were tied up
in a tight snarl in a conference com-
mittee representing both houses of
The Housing Bill was brought be-
fore the House today by Administra-
tion Leaders who conceded in ad-
vance that it would be beaten. It was
reported on usually reliable author-
ity that this tactic was suggested by
the White House, because of Presi-
dent Roosevelt's desire to fix respon-
sibility for the wrecking of his pro-
groin upon the rebellious Congres-
sional elements.
Brazil's Music
To Give Record Concert
In RackhamBuilding
A record recital of Brazilian Music
will be played at 4:30 p.m. today in
the East Conference Room' ofthe
Rackham Building.'
Records to be played are non-com-
mercial recordings made especially
for the Brazilian Pavilions at the
New York World's Fair and Athe Gol-
den Gate Exposition.
The -concert is open to the public.
The program is as follows:,
I. Bacrianas Brasleiras No. 1
..... . . ......... H. Villa-Lobos
Introduction: Embolada

Prelude: Modinha
Fugue: Conversa
II. Imbapara (Indian Poem)
...0. Lorenzo Fernandez
III. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
.. .. ... H. Villa-Lobos
Cantilena for soprano and 'cello or-

Dental Clinic, Dormitory,
And League Projects Are
Scheduled,_Jerry Says
The attempt of WPA artists to
make art an accepted part of the
daily life of the people was de-
scribed last night by Sylvester Jerry,
director of the Michigan Graphic
Art Project, before a meeting in
Natural Science Auditorium, spon-
sored by the Ann Arbor Committee
to Save the Federal Arts Project.
Energy has been directed from
easel painting and toward such work
as murals and sculpture in publi,,
buildings in line with this purpose,
Jerry reported.
Murals and a monument for the
new dental clinic, a ceramic foun-
tain for the League, and art work for
the Union dormitory group are proj-
ects which WPA artists will soon un-
dertake, Jerry said.
He stressed the progress made in
the attempt to harmonize architec-
ture, painting, and sculpture, and the
development in skill of the project
workers to the point where "WPA
artists are setting a standard for the
Frank Hartung, former professor

of sociology in Wayne University and
now a Detroit labor organizer, de-
scribed and analyzed the political
struggle centering around the Wood-
rum Bill which sharply curtailed the
WPA appropriation. Unity of labor
around the WPA issue, and the clari-
ty with which workers affected by
WPA cuts have been able to place
responsibility for. thecuts on sena-
tors and representatives who voted
for the Woodrum Bill are outstand-
ing developments, Hartung said.
He charges that politicians op-
posed to the New Deal who had voted
for the Woodrum Bill encourage
WPA workers and others adversely
affected by the measure to blame the
Roosevelt administration for their
worsened conditions. He predicted
that the results of the 1940 elections
would reflect the failure of this at-
The activity of the AFL unions in
conjunction with the CIO and the
Workers Alliance was described by
Hartung as an important advance in
labor unity. He deplored, however,
the failure of AFL leaders to take de-
cisive action until after the Wood-
rum Bill had been passed by Con-

Robert Taft
Is Candidate
For '40 Race
Letter To Ohio Supporters
Presents Formal Stand,
Outlines Brief Platform
Seeks Liberalism
But Not New Deal


Nother, Dear,
That Mr. Wells
is BadcAgCain
LONDON, Aug. 3. -(P)- H. G.
Wells, gloomily surveying civilization
in a new book published today, sur-
mises that "the universe is bored
with man" and that humanity, "whic
began in a cave, will end in the dis-
ease-soaked ruins of a slum."
The British writer who poularized
science and made history a best sell-
er bases his pessimism on a conclu-
sion that:
"New powers, inventions, contriv-
ances and methods are not the un-
qualified enrichment of normal life
that we had expected . . . They
are proving dangerous and devastat-
ing in our eager but unprepared
Can't Control Situation
In a 330-page volume called "The
Fate of Homo Sapiens," Wells makes
these points:
1. Science and invention have al-
tered the material environment of
2. The disruptive, driving force of
bored and unemployed young men
which must find an outlet probably
will shatter human life altogether
under the new conditions;
3. The present mental organization
of our species is insufficient to con-
trol the existing situation.
Somewhat glumly the writer con-
cludes, however, that the salvage of
mankind is "still possible" by a "wil-
ful and strenuous adaptation by re-
education of our species" to fit it
for a kind of universal democracy.
Prof. Bloomfield Speaks
On Algonkian Vocabulary
Prof. Leonard Bloomfield, chair-
man of the department of linguistics
at the University of Chicago, will
speak on "Algonkian Vocabulary" at
7:30 p.m. today in the small amphi-
theatre of the Rackham Building.
This is the fifth and last of a series
of lectures during which Professor
Bloomfield will have presented to the
Linguistic Institute summaries of the
work done by him and his research
assistants in the comparative study
of the Algonkian Indian languages.

Annual Master<
Breakfast Plans
Are Announced1
All Candidates For Degree
To Be University Guests;
Ruthven, Boak To Speak
The annual Master's Breakfast will
be held at 9 a.m., Aug. 13, in the Union1
Ballroom. .
The purpose of the breakfast is to
enable all students who are candi-
dates for master's degrees at the end'
of this Summer Session to be the
guests of the University and to see3
and hear President Ruthven.
The program will be opened with;
an invocation by Dr. Edward W.
Blakeman, following which Dean
Louis A. Hopkins will call upon Prof.
A. E. Boak and President Ruthven
to speak. Professor Boak will re-.
spond for the Executive Board of
the Graduate School.
Invitations for the function will be
issued to the Administration of the
University, the Executive Board of
the Graduate School and students in
all colleges who are candidates for.
master's degrees. at the end of this
school session.
A few extra tickets will be avail-
able for guests of the candidates and
for the general faculty of the Univer-
sity who may make reservations at
the Summer Session Office.
Donations Are Made
For Aid To Chinese
Donations totalling $44.52 were re-
ceived for the ambulance for Chinese
medical aid following the announce-
ment yesterday in The Daily, Miss
Ethel McCormick, social director of
the League, reported.
This leaves only $39.48 to be raised
of the required $810 in order to pur-
chase the ambulance, she said. More
than $600 was taken. in at the ice
cream social two weeks ago.
Donations towards the remaining
$39.48, will be taken at any time in
Miss McCormick's office in the

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3.-(P)-Sen.
Robert A. Taft of Ohio entered the
Republican presidential race today'
with a statement in which he de-
nounced "New Deal fallacies" and
supported relief, old age pensions,
subsidized housing and other aids to
"the less fortunate people."
Taft, son of the former President,
sent a letter to George F. Eyrior of
Cincinnati declaring his willingness
to stand for the Republican nomina-
tion. Eyrior is chairman of the Ham-
ilton County (Ohio) Republican Ex-
ecutive Committee, which has en-
dorsed Taft for the nomination.
Although saying he preferred his
present Senate seat to any other
office, Taft added that "I will not
run away from a harder job, but
whether I am a candidate for any
other office is entirely up to the Re-
publicans of Ohio.,
"I shall be willing," Taft added,
"when the time comes to give my con-
sent to have my name designated as
the first choice by candidates for
delegates throughout the state."
. The announcement shot Taft from
the presidential barrier in advance
of candidates who are conceded a
better chance, including Thomas E.
Dewey, of New York, and Senator
Arthur H. Vandenberg.
While his action in sanctioning
the use of his name in the Ohio
presidential primaries next May did
not differ largely from that of Sen.
Arthur Vandenberg of Michigan in
accepting formally a campaign in his
behalf by Michigan Republican sup-
porters, a nationwide Taft-for-presi-
dent campaign has been definitely
launched. Both men start with virtual
assurance of the backing of their
own state delegations; and, for both,
campaigns are already in progress
in other states.
.aG d
aio u r

Japanese Believed
Prepared To Join
RomIe-Berin AXis
Jap Ambassador To Italy
BUL L E'TlIN Drops Hint At Parley
r With General Oshima
Strike Ends BF '
SMay Be Fascist Reply
DETROIT, Aug. 4.-(Friday)~ To AflI-S 'IT
()-The strike of 7,500 skilledo vet alk
HARRY KELLY workers employed in 12 plants of
* * * General Motors Corporation was ROME, Aug. 3.--(P)-Japanese ad-
__________________________ settled early today.
James F Dewey, Federal abor herence to the Rome-Berlin military
Rend Elbows Jatrs aid ay F eement alliance loomed as an imminent pos-
Sterminatin he walkou wreeien sibility tonight as a result of a state-
gan Jly thwakoutc h ichby -ment attributed by Italian journalists
began July 5, was reached by ne- Japan's ambassador to Italy
O Nelgotiators for the corporation and The ambassador, Toshiota ,
the CIO United Automobile Work- ismeeting at Villa d-Este, near ake
D oesn t K now erg, which called the strike. The Como, with Japanese Ambassador to
proposed settlement, he said, wil'l Berlin, Lieut.-Gen. Isohhi Oshima,M
be submitted to a meeting of B er retie Isy oun-
DETROIT, Aug. 3.-(P)-Consider, Union members here at 1 p.m. to- and their respective embassy cou-
if you will, the sad plight of Secre- day and, if approved there, then sellors and military attaches.
tary of State Harry F. Kelly. will be acted upon separately by The reported statement follows:
Kelly left tonight to represent Gov. the strikers at the plants -affected. "Villa D'Este was not chosen by
Luren D. Dickinson tomorrow when mere chance for this meeting of ours
Michigan Day will be observed at after those which we have already
the New York World's Fair. T°1IT had in Romhe and Berlin.
Surfacely, the appearance is just Lord H alifax "It will be recalled that the Italian
another display of interstate good® and German foreign ministers met.
will. But the Governor's blast against Fears British hereto conclude the agreements fruit-
"high life" he said he Witnessed on a ful in prosperity and power for the,
recent New York trip left Kelly ap- + p a1 two friendly nations and Japan, allpeesv vrtercpinh t V deet oteat-riit at
prehensive over th reception ahe. Conipiacency adherents to the anti-comintern pact.
would receive. "This is a good augury for us who "
Harry Kelly is a gentleman whose have now more fully examined the
rules of conduct could not be criti- Believes Coming Weeks question of an eventually closer ad-
cized, even by such a strict moralist May Prove C r iti c ali powers.e of Tokyo to the two ais
as Governor Dickinson. But his at- )pwr.
titude toward life and some of its Peace Is Seen By lnskip The Italian and German foreign
pleasant non-essentials is slightly dif- ministers, Count Galeazzo Ciano and
ferent. LONDON, Aug. 3.-(P)-Lord Hali- Joachim Von Ribbentrop signed the
Under ordinary circumstances, fax, Foreign Secretary, cautioned VillaD'Eston military alliance at
Secretary Kelly might bend an el- Great Britain tonight against taking The source of the statement said
bow. Under diplomatic pressure, such the world situation too lightly as the meetings would continue until the
almost be certain to take a drink. Prime Minister Chamberlain pre- 'end of this week.
Well-informed sources believed
As personal representative of pared to leave for a vacation and w that the meetings between the Axis
Michigan's 80-year-old dry governor 'Parliament got ready to adjourn for Powers and Japan might be the
it was pointed out that Kelly's posi- two months. Fascist reply to British and French
tion, to say the least, is complicated. The Foreign Secretary told the conversations with Russia. All are
The Secretary of State fears that no House of Lords in a foreign affairs de- committed to the Anti-Communist
matter what he does he will be news. bate that "the next few weeks or pact.
Withthat worry, and with good- months may prove critical" and "I In Moscow, meanwhile, an official
natured warnings by friends against cannot encourage anyone to feel com- source said conversations, were being
Gotham "high life pitfalls" Kelly placent about the situation in which slowed up by British refusal to modi-
left for 'the Big City haunted by the the world finds itself." fy conditions which might "lead to
feeling that it would be news wheth- "I do not think the anxiety is con- "indirect" violation of the proposed
er he takes a drink or doesn't. fined to the people in this country," pact.
Gov. Luren D. Dickinson came he continued. "It is felt by the peo-
here today for a picnic of pioneers, ple of all countries and therefore we yIt e
watched with pride some old fashion cannot be complacent. It would not Roosevelt bets
dancing and expressed a dislike for be in accordance with the facts and
jitterbugging and "that hugging kind possibilities as we believe them to
of stuff we have today." exist."
But Sir Thomas Inskip, Dominions
* liicalgathering at Oban, Scotland, Frooram O K
Newspaper Guild secretary, addressing a political
For A Third Term gathering at Oban, Scotland, said
that the Government had "very Congress Passes Measure
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3.-()- good reasons" for believing "war is For Cultural, Economic
The American Newspaper Guild went not likely."
on record today supporting a third Relations WithSouth
term for the New Deal, and asking Chinese L a
President Roosevelt to run for re- Language WASHINGTON, Aug. 3.-(P)-Con-
election, 108 to 8. a o a gress handed to President Roosevelt
The Guild condemned Father -T a To 10o 87 today the legislation he had asked to
Charles E. Coughlin, Detroit radio ' promote economic and cultural rela-
priest, as "an enemy of progressive The regular weekly Chinese lan- tions with i the other American re-
unionism," and censured the "reac- guage tea will be held from 4 to 6 publics.
tionary labor policies of the Associ- p.m. today at the International Cen- The bill, pased by the Senate today
ated Press." ter, 603 E. Madison St. after previous approval by the House,
Delegates adopted the legislative Sponsored by the Center and con- supplements accords signed at the
committee report which advocated ducted by the Institute of Far Eastern Inter-American Peace Conference in
opposition to any weakening of the Studies, the teas are arranged to Buenos Aires in 1936 and the Eighth
Wagner Labor Relations Act, con- give those enrolled in the Chinese Pan-American conference at Lima
demned evasion of the Fair Labor language classes of the Institute an last year.
Standards Act and asked continua- opportunity to meet the Chinese stu- An interdepartmental committee
tion of the LaFollette Committee In- dents of the University and converse appointed by the President drafted
yestigation of Civil Liberties. with them. the program and estimated it would
cost $998,804 in the first year. It is

i ~composed of 74 projects, -including:
Deadline For Hopwood Contest A survey to determine what Latin
American products could be put on
es SEUnited States markets without com-
Entries Is Set F orNext Friday peeing with goods produced in this
Theylending of technical experts
Entries in the second annual sum- only, Dean Walter declared. Poems to help study agricultural resources
mer Hopwood contest must be sub- and plays need not be double-spaced and problems in Latin American na-
mitted by 4:30 p.m. a week from to- throughout, however. tions.
T- hrehcopies of each unit of cor- Cooperation through the Civil
day at the Hopwood Room, Prof. position should be submitted firmly Aeronautics Authority for unifica-
Erich A. Walter of the English de- bound in a durable cover. Title pages tion of international air laws and
partment, announced yesterday. should include the name and charac- encouragement of air travel.
Eight awards will be given to the ter of the composition, a nom de Development of general cultural
t winning contestants. One prize of plume and a statement that the relations, including expanded ex-
$75 and one of $50 will be awarded manuscript is submitted in the cate- change of books and motion pictures.
in each of four fields of writing, es- gory of drama, essay, fiction or poetry.
say, fiction, poetry and drama. The title and non de plume should Fallet Sees France
All regularly enrolled students of also appear on the cover. Accompany-
the Summer Session who have been ing the manuscript should be a sealed As Aging Woman
doing work of passing grade in all envelope containing the non de plume
n courses up to the manuscript dead- and real name of the contestant along
o line are eligible to compete if en- with a statement of eligibility from France can be compared to an
d rolled in one course in English com- each instructor. aging woman who tries to stave off
position in either the English or The contest was made possible senility with the three masks of gay-
- irnina m i nn.+mano f:>rn+' Ion thrnuh the ognrnity of Avery Hn- etv. ravity and irony while she tries

Patrols Striie
Disarms Special Deputies
At Green Mountain'
Aug. 3.-(/P) -Colorado National
Guardsmen occupied the strike-torn
Green Mountain Dam project to-
day and disarmed about 200 special
The Guard Commander immedi-
ately authorized resumption of work
at the job, center of a strike battlei
in which six men were shot and a
seventh cut.
The men, deputized by a county
sheriff and part of a "back to work"
force that pushed through union
picket lines Tuesday night in the
start of turmoil at the $4,000,000
Federal Reclamation Bureau Proj-
ect, quietly surrendered their deer
and .22 rifles, shotguns and pistols.
Before the troopers finished tak-
ing up the guns, Adj. Gen. Harold H.
Richardson, guard commander, said
work would be resumed as soon as
possible on the Federal Irrigation and
Power Project. A strike of five
American Federation of Labor unions
halted operations July 12.
"Any man who wants to can go
back to work," declared Genera
Crippled Child
Aid IsSoughi
Reduction In State Support
Causes Drive Opening
A drive to raise funds to aid Michi
gan's crippled children got under way
here yesterday.
One hundred boxes were placed in
business houses and contributions tc
the "Teddy Bear Fund to Aid Crippled
Children" were invited.
Ach1N, .r (1amn ditrit e hair.

Exhibits, Demonstrations To Fill
Biology Station's Visitors' Day

Exhibits and demonstrations will
highlight the twelfth annual visitors
day from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the
University Biology Station on Doug-
las Lake. .
Educational exhibits illustrating
the work of the classes and the scien-
tific 'investigations conducted at the
camp will be shown visitors on Sun-
day. A demonstration will show the
agents causing swimmer's itch, schis-r
tosome dermatitis, and the methods
used in freeing the swimming beaches
of the organism causing this condi-
The Biology Station was estab-
lished in 1909 and has held an eightl

as well as large tracts of unoccupied
wild lands including pine and jack-
pine plains, hardwood forests, fir,
spruce, 'and cedar swamps, sand
dunes and farm landssmake possible
a wide variety of studies.
This summer 120 students are en-
rolled, the same as last year's high
registration. Of this group, 104 are
graduate students, many of whom
already possess a master's degree.
The proportion of men to women stu-
dents is 77 to 43, of whom 20 are
married couples. During the school
year, 78 are engaged in teaching and
42 are students at various colleges
and universities.
Investigation of biological problems

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