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Official Publication Of The Summer Session


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In Visiting Ann Arbor


-Daily Photo by Bredehoft



The general topic will be "The Fu-
ture of Foreign Investments in Latin
First topic to be considered under
this broad heading will be "The Cur-
rent Position of Investment by Types."
Otto T. Kreuser, second vice-presi-
dent of the Chase National Bank, will
conduct the pr liminary discussion:
on portfolio investments, while Prof.
Chester Lloyd Jones of the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin and Professor
Phelps will introduce the subject of
direct investments.
"Experience in the Administration
of Direct Investments" will be the
second topic of the afternoon. Wil-
liam K. Jackson, vice-president of
the United Fruit Company, will con-
duct the preliminary discussion.
Second Session At 8:15 T.M.
The second session of the confer-
ence will begin at 8:15 p.m. today in
the Rackham Amphitheatre with Mr.
Culbertson again presiding. It will.
continue the general topic of "The
Future oftForeign Investments in
Latin America."
Prof. Max S. Handman of the ec-
onomics department will open the
evening meeting with an introduction
to the subject "The Historical Func-
tion of Foreign Investments In Lat-
Preliminary discussion on the final
(Continued on Page 4)
State Hiohway
Ann Arbor Alumnus Heads
New SafetyDivision
LANSING, Aug. 10.-(P)--Murray
D. Van Wagoner, State Highway
Commissioner, today reorganized the
personnel of the Highway Department
and created two new divisions.
Van Wagoner appointed D. Grant
Mickle of Ann Arbor, iormer assist-
ant to the Director of the Highway
Planning Survey, as director of a new
Division of Traffic and Safety. A
graduate of the University of Michi-
gan, Mickle won a fellowship from
the Erskine Bureau for Street Traffic
Research at Harvard University and
received a master's degree there.
Mickle will have supervision over
signs and traffic signals on trunk-
line highways, will study state and
municipal traffic regulations with an

Train Wreck
Halts Chinese
What might have, in some other
country, resulted in an international
incident with plenty of spy talk oc-
cured hereabouts yesterday.
A few hours before the Chinese
Ambassador to the United States, Dr.
Hu Shih, was scheduled to pass
through Ypsilanti on his way here
from Washington, several cars of a
freight train became derailed there,
one crashing Into the station.
All trains, including the one Dr.
Hu Shih was travelling on, were
halted. Service both ways was dis-
The Ambassador was due in Ann
Arbor at 9:48 a.m. At 9:30 a.m. the
reception committee was on hand,
consisting of Prof. Robert B. Hall,
Director of the Institute of Far Eas-
tern Studies; Utah Tsao, Grad., pres-
ident, and H. J. Sun, Grad., treasur-
er of the Chinese Students Club; and
a Daily, photographer and reporter.
At 9:48 the train did not arrive.
The group was told that there was
"trouble" in Ypsilanti.
At 10:32 a train puffed slowly
around the bend. As it chugged into
the station, the group began scan-
ning the cars, looking for the Am-
bassador. He did not appear.
A conductor was queried. The
train turned out to be the 8:27.
Finally, at 10:54, the 9:48 pulled
in, and Dr. Hu Shih stepped off, all
Four Freight Cars Jump
Track In Ypsilanti
YPSILANTI, Mich., Aug. 10.-(A')-
Four cars of a fast New York Cen-
tral freight train became derailed
here this morning, plowed up a mile
of roadbed, jumped the passenger sta-
tion platform and demolished one
wall of the depot.
Traffic on the line was held up sev-
eral hours. Among the trains de-
layed were the Wolverine and the
Motor City Special.
The first derailment occurred as.
the eastbound train passed the wes-
tern city limits of Ypsilanti. The
first car off was a loaded sand gon-
dola. The car remained coupled but
the trucks banged along the ties caus-
ing sufficient damage to derail three
more cars.
As the train crossed the Huron Riv-
'er bridge near the station the gondola
veered widely, but impetus carried it
across until it reached the station,
where it came free and crashed into
one side of the baggage room. Bricks
flew in every direction, and the wreck-
age was spattered by eggs with which
another car was loaded.
Although five transients had been
riding in the gondola they all jumped
to safety. None of the train crew
was injured. J W. Hachey, a teleg-
rapher, had been standing on the sta-
tion platform and ran to safety only
seconds ahead of the crash.
Screen Stars
Threaten Strike
Want Union Control Kept
In Actors' Hands
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 10.-
()-Stars of stage and screen argued
before the American Federation of
Labor's Executive Council today to
keep full union control of acting
within actors' ranks, with a strike
their threat of an alternative.

Danzig Nazis
Defy Poland;
Hitler Silent
Forster Beseeches World
To Prevent War But
Boasts Of Preparedness
Protest Is Made
At Demonstration
-(P)-The Nazi leader in Danzig, Al-
bert Forster, at a vast outdoor pro-
test meeting tonight hurled defiance
at Poland and appealed to citizens
of other nations aligned against Ger-
many to prevent a war-but gave no
hint of the plans of Adolf Hitler, the
German Fuehrer.
He said he had no startling dis-
closures to make.
The fiery spokesman, who hastened
back to Danzig yesterday with knowl-
edge of Hitler's views gained in long
interviews, declared however that
"Poland may rest assured" Germany
and the Fuehrer "are determined in
the event of attack to stand at our
As for Danzig, he asserted, the Free
City was prepared to defend its rights
"with its blood."
(Responsible quarters in Warsaw
said the speech in no way changed
fundamental questions at issue de-
spite its "harsh tone and decidedly
anti-Polish character," and that its
general tone indicated Hitler had not
yet decided on any definite move.)
Forster spoke in a huge gathering
amid the spotlights, loudspeakers and
color of a typical Nazi rally, with the
old Nazi refrain, "one people, one
Reich, one Fuehrer!" ringing in his
Sound trucks wound through Dan-
zig's narrow streets to make sure of
the huge turnout.
Nazis estimated 40,000 persons-
many of them uniformed storm
troopers-stood in the square before
Forster and that 60,000 others were
gathered under loud speakers in
other squares and communities of
Free City territory.,
But if Forster gave no hint of Hit-.
ler's plans, he left no doubt of his
ultimate intentions.
"The Danzig population," he de-
clared, "believes implicitly that the
hour of liberation is coming and that-
the Free City will return to the Reich.
"The Danzigers look with especial
veneration upon their Fuehrer, Adolf
Hitler, of whom they are convinced
that he will fulfill their wish and
thereby again give the right of self-
determination that place which has
been denied it in 1919.
"May the day not be far distant
when we convene here not for a pro-
test meeting, but to celebrate the re-
union of Danzig with the Reich."
Plot Against Murphy
Disclosed In Manila
MANILA, Aug. 10.-(A)-A plot to
capture former Governor General
Frank Murphy and the Archbishop of
Manila during the abortive uprising
in 1935, was disclosed in a letter
read today at the rebellion trial of
Benigno Ramos, notorious Sakdal
It was alleged Ramos wrote the
letter while in exile in Japan before
the uprising and forwarded it to other
Sakdal leaders here.
Ramos is free on bail on several
charges and continues his campaign
for the presidency of the Common-

Sixty were killed in the uprising,
quelled by constabularly action.

NLRB Orders
Ford Rehire
24 Unionists'
Charges 'Discrimination'
In Discouraging UAW
MembershipIn Plants
Company To Fight
Ruling In Courts
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10.-()-
The National Labor Relations Board,
revising a previous order, ruled to-
day that the Ford Motor Company
had violated the Wagner Labor Act
and must correct certain labor prac-
tices described as unfair.
The Board held that the company
was guilty of discrimination in the
discharge of 24 employes. It ordered
the Company to offer reinstatement
to the 24 with back pay, and stop dis-
couraging membership in the United
Automobile Workers Union, assault-
ing or intimidating Union men or in-
terfering with employes' collective
bargaining rights.
Counsel for the Ford Motor Com-
pany said tonight that it will fight
the ruling in the courts.
Company Has Complied
"The Company has always com-
plied with the law," said Louis J.
Colombo, Ford attorney. "The deci-
sion .of the Board is based on passion
and prejudice. It is contradictory
both to fact and the law, It is clear-
ly erroneous, wrong and unjust.
"The Company will take such steps
in court as may be appropriate to
have the Board's decision set aside."
The case grew out of the UAW's at-
tempts to circulate Union handbills at
the Company's gates, and the violence
that followed. Walter P. Reuther and
Richard T. Frankensteen, UAW of-
ficers, were beaten. '
Similar To Former Order
Today's order was similar to one
issued Dec. 22, 1937. After that time,
however, the Board sought permission
to withdraw the litigation from the
courts to alter certain procedure.
Over the objection of Ford attorneys,
the Supreme Court consented to the
The current decision found that the
Company had not dominated or in-
terferred with the formation or ad-
ministration of the Ford Brother-
hood of America, Inc., an employes'
organization, and dismissed charges
that Ford had discharged unjustly 11
employes in addition to the 24.
Included In Group _
The latter group included: Homer
King, George Smick, Alphonse Ku-
zulis, Birtus C. Hall, George B. Zu-
bick, Joseph Gutierrez, George On-
nela, Richard Weyhing, Clarence
Fleming, Elmer Mackie, Thaddeus
Radke, Alfred Onnela, Ray Onnela,
Martin Jensen, Clifford Sheldon, Fred
Nygard, Percy Llewellyn, Joseph Ni-
ervotko, Joseph Galusky, Hector F.
Manseau, Emil Tomkow, Joseph
Bailey, John Cwikiel and Fred Gul-
Summarziing its long investigation
of the Ford matter, the Board said:
"The (Company) having engaged
in unfair labor practices, we shall
order it to cease and desist there-
from and to take certain affirmative
action which we find will effectuate
the policies of the Act.
"We have found that, by directly
distributing the anti-union litera-
ture consisting of statements in the
'Ford Almanac' for July, 1937, the
'Fordisms' and the pamphlet en-
titled 'Ford Gives Viewpoint on La-
bor,' and by assaults upon Union
members and sympathizers by some
of its employes."

Mat In The Iron Lung
Weds Pretty Brunette
CHICAGO, Aug. 10. -(R)- Fred
Snite, Jr., who has lived in "iron
lungs" for three years and four.
months, married today a pretty bru-
nette who cheered and comforted him
during his valorous struggle to shake
off the shackles of infantile paralysis.
The unheralded ceremony-it sur-
prised some relatives and amazed
friends the smiling "Boiler Kid" had
made on three continents-was per-
formnd in the home of Snite's banker
fath~ in suburban River Forest.
Young Snite and Miss Teressa Lar-
kin of Dayton, Ohio,.were married by
the Rev. J. W. Morrison in the large
living room in the presence of a small
gathering of intimates before a fire-
place draped with white and decorat-
ed with flowers.
Snite lay full-length in the boileri
type iron lung in which he has slepti
and rested most of the time since the1
spring of 1936.
Vocalist Tops
Surrealist Ball
Benefit Sponsored By ASU
To Aid Refugees From
War Ravaged Spain 1
Erwin Scherdt, prominent Ann
Arbor vocalist, will sing four songs
at the Surrealist Ball sponsored by
the American Student Union for the
aid of Spanish refugees from 9 p.m.
until 1 a.m. today in the Michigan
Wolverine, 209 S. State Street.
Tickets may be purchased for 50
cents at the Union, the Book Room,
Wahrs and the Wolverine.
Mr. Scherdt has chosen for 'his
opening numbers two selections from
Ernst Krenek's opera "Johnny Spielt
Auf," the first, Johnny's Triumphlied,
and the second, the Swannee-River
Song. The presentation of these selec-
tions is especially interesting at this
time following, as they do, soon'after
the all-Krenek program performed
at the Rackham Building. '
Mr. Scherdt's third offering will bet
a modern ;Russian- work cated - A
Conteited Man by Alexander Tcher-
epnin. The composer chose for his1
words an extract from Tourgeniev's
"Poems of Prose." For his final num-
ber Mr. Scherdt will sing RichardI
Bennett's To Midnight Nan at Le-I
Roy's, a pseudo-swing song set to
words by the American Negro poet
Langston Hughes.
Sponsors of the Surrealist Ball are
attempting to present a program of
works of contemporary poets, musi-
cians, and playwrights, thereby en-
couraging the recognition of artistst
who are living today,-and thusI
avoiding the incompatibility of aiding
the Spainsh refugees in southern
France while remaining blind to thet
needs of the almost equally unfor-2
tunate modern artist, according to the
Breach Directs
Final Services
Concert Of Sacred Music
Will Be Held Sunday
The third and last in the series of1
Summer Session Vesper Services will
be held at 8 p.m. Sunday in Hill Au-
The program, which will consist of
a concert of sacred music, will pres-
ent the Summer Session Chorus un-
der the direction of William Breach,
visiting member of the faculty of the

School of Music.
Choral numbers and community
singing of hymns will be included on
the program. Scripture reading and
prayer will be offered by Dr. Edward
W. Blakeman, counselor in religious'
Soloists at the concert will be Mr,
and Mrs. Hardin Van Deursen accom-
panied by Ava Comin Case at the pi-
ano; Rose Inghram, soprano; Ken-
neth Knapp, tenor; and Leonard V.
Meretta, trumpet. Organ selections
predending and following the pro-
gram will be played by William N.
Soprano To Present
Graduation Recital
Bertha Holman, soprano, student
of Prof. Arthur Hackett, will appear
in a Graduation Recital at the School
of Music Auditorium at 8:15 p.m. to-
day. The general public is invited.
Miss Holman is the holder of a

Roosevelt Will Quit
In 40 If Democrats



Nordmeyer Reports
Nation-Wide Drop
In German Study
There is a slight drop nationally
in enrollment of students studying
German, stated Dr. Nordmeyer, head
of the German department speaking
last night at the annual banquet of1
the Deutscher Verein.
He pointed out that the reason for
this is due to unsettled conditions
abroad and curriculum changes in
American high .schools which leave
little time for foreign laiguages. t
Also, the arrival of numbers of
distinguished refugees, such as Thom-
as Mann, has stimulated an active
interest in German in this countryk
which, historically is of international
Dr. Nordmeyer concluded his talk
by advising teachers of German to
keep the cultural ideal before them
and to give more intensive work, con-c
fident that the world will stay in thet
path of reason.
Chief Generalk
Boasts Might
Of Nazi Arms
Stresses 'Preparedness'
On Eve Of Germany's1
Conference With Italy
BERLIN, Aug. 10.-(/P)-Germany
through the Chief of her Army de-t
clared herself today ready to "stand
the test even if serious days should1
come. '
Col. Gen. Walter von Brauchitscht
laid down that theme of prepared-r
ness as the foreign ministers of Ger-
many and Italy, Joachim von Rib-
bentrop and Count Galeazzo Ciano,
prepared to meet tomorrow after-
noon. in Salzburg.e
The Free City of Danzig, which
Reichsfuehrer H'tiler demands beE
returned to Germany, loomed as the
greatest topic of the talks althoughf
authoritative quarters said "the wholef
gamut of the international situa-
tions" affecting Italy and Germany
would be discussed.
(In Rome, foreign circles looked to
Count Ciano to urge a peaceful set-
tlement of Germany's claim to Dan-
Von Brauchitsch, army chief of
staff, spoke to the entire nation in
an address broadcast from Duessel-
He stood on a tank flanked by two
cannon before workmen in the gigan-
tic munitions works of the Rhein-
Metall-Borsig Company. There he1
gave Germans "the sacred assurance"
that "never will the Fuehrer frivol-l
ously risk the lives of Germans."
"If, however," he' went on, "the
time should come that the Fuehrer
will demand our last and highest
sacrifice, we may be sure that there
was no other way and that this de-1
mand is an irrevocable necessity.
Germany will not be intimidated."
With Ciano and von Ribbentrop!
when they meet in Fuschl Castle, the
German statesman's summer haunt,
will be Bernardo D. Attolico, Italian
ambassador to Berlin.
Besides the question of Danzig, the
Axis attitude toward Japan was in-
cluded in the problems for discus-
The possibility that Japan might be
drawn into a military alliance with
Germany and Italy at an early date
aroused lively speculation in political
But Danzig appeared to be the
more pressing issue and in informed
quarters it was said Premier Mus-
solini was counselling restraint.

He was represented as opposing any
action which might lead to a conflict
with Poland and other developments.
Germany was said to be making
every effort to reassure Italy that
there was no disposition to take any
step without the full approval of Il
Many changes have occurred since
the last interview between the two
foreign ministers, last May when the
Italian-German military pact was
signed, and it was regarded impor-

Predicts Democrat Defeat
Unless 'Liberals' Run
For Coining Eelections
Young Democrats
Lauuch Convention
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 10.-(P)-
President Roosevelt tonight informed
the Young Democrats' national con-
vention he would find it impossible
to take any active part in the 1940
Presidential electionif the Party nom-
inated "conservative o lip-service
The Chief Executive, in a message
read to the crowded, opening meet-
ing by Pitt Tyson Maner, of Mont-
gomery, Ala., retiring president of the
Young Democratic Clubs of America,
asserted flatly he would not support
a conservative in 1940.
Will. Have No Active Part
"If we nominate conservative can-
didates, or lip-service candidates, on
a straddlebug platform," he said, "I
personally, for my own self-respect
and because of my long service to,
and belief in liberal democracy; will
find it impossible to have any active
part in such an unfortunate suicide
of the old Democratic Party."
He said, in substance, he not only
would "take a walk" as Alfred E.
Smith did on the party before Roose-
velt's renomination, but he predicted
the Democratic Party would "fail if it
goes conservative next year, or if it is
led by people who can offer naught
but fine phrases."
Giving no hint as to how he feels
on a third term, Mr. Roosevelt added
he did not expect a conservative to
be nominated "for I believe the con-
vention (next year) will see the po-
litical wisdom, as well as the national
wisdom, of' --givi ig to. the voters of
the United States an opportunity to
maintain the practice and the policy
of moving forward with a liberal and
humanitarian program."
Senator Pepper (Dem., Fla.), in a
keynot; speech following Maner's op-
ening address, favored a "third term
for Roosevelt's ideas" in 1940 and
asserted the "king-makers of Wall
Street" already had picked Gov. John
M. Bricker of Ohio, for President, and,
he believed, Thomas F. Dewey, New
York district attorney, for vice-presi-
Maner Opens Meeting
Young Maner opened the three-
day meeting in spacious Duquesne
Garden after much preliminary bick-
ering among factions over the organ-
ization presidency and following an
interview by Sen. Claude Pepper,
(Dem., Fla.) that "Republicans and
turncoat Democrats have deliberately
sent their spies" here to "disrupt" the
Former Rep. John J. O'Connor of
New York, Roosevelt "purge" victim
last' year, countered by saying the
New Deal had representatives here of
Thomas G. Corcoran, young adminis-
tration lawyer, to see that everything
"goes well for Roosevelt."
Homer Mat Adams, 28-year old Il-
linois state official, appeared to have
the edge in the race for organization
president, to be named Saturday. Pat
Beacom, Huntington, W.Va., another
candidate, withdrew during the day
in the interest of "harmony."
Quest For Fame
Ends In Death
Movie-Struck Girl's Body
Found Near Automobile
MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 10.-OP)-The
ravished body of a moviestruck
schoolgirl was found in a swamp to-
day and police said her murder was
confessed by a glib man of many

names who enticed her from home
with promises of film fame.
Tragedy swiftly displaced uncer-
tainty today in an investigation be-
gun Monday when Ruth Frances
Dunn, 17, and Jean Bolton, 19, failed
to return to their Miami homes after
starting for Palm Beach with a hand-
some "talent scout" who called him-
self Charles R. Jefferson.
Shortly before dawn, blonde Miss
Bolton stumbled into a fire station at
Boca Raton, between here and Palm
Beach, and told dazedly of being

Hu Shih Finds Japan Striving
For Crisis To End China War'

Japan, not wanting a long war in
China, is trying to hasten its end by
bringing about some fundamental
change in the general international
situation, Dr. Hu Shih, Chinese Am-
bassador to the United States, claimed
in his lecture here yesterday.
The intense anti-British campaign
now being conducted by Japan in
China, he said, has been planned to
lay the blame for the long war on the
English; Japan is determined to bring
Great Britain to some issue.
Dr. Hu Shih's lecture, entitled
"Let Us Look a Little Ahead," was
sponsored by the Institute of Far
Eastern Studies.
If there is no important change in

Roosevelt's speech at Chicago two
years ago as prophetic. The world
can better understand his words now,
he stated. At that time Roosevelt
urged all "peace loving nations" to
"make a concerted effort" toward in-
ternational lawfulness.
Three statements which he made
here a year ago when speaking of the
Chinese war still, at the end of the
second year of conflict, hold good,
only increasingly so, Dr. Hu Shih de-
clared. They were: that China has
shown a greater resistance than ex-
pected; that Japan's weakness is
greater than expected, and that
China has received far more assist-
ance from outside than she dared to

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