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Official Publication Of The Summer Session



In A Democracy ,.'

No 13




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Is Told
d Plans.

Ancbnymous Manuscript Promises
New Light On DaVinci's Theory


Sends Note'
The Defense
)rt Of Danzig

ates Britain's
'iner Promise.
July 10.-(IP)-Prime
amberlain told Fuehrer
today, through a care-
statement he read in
f Conmons, that Britain
alongside Poland if neces-
nt Germany from taking
ltic port of Danzig back

Prof. Panofsky Hints WorkI
May Be That Of Son Of
Old Master's Pupil
Recently purchased by the Morgan
Library on the recommendation of
Prof. Erwin Panofsky of the Prince-
ton Institute for Advanced Study,
an anonymous manuscript of about
the year 1570 promises to throw a
good deal of light on Leonardo Da-
Vinci's theory of movement in art,
Professor Panofsky revealed in an
interview yesterday.
The document, which the ,Prince-
ton professor suspects is the workcof
the son of one of the great master's
pupils who had access to DaVinci's
papers before they were dispersed,
contains copies of many of his draw-
ings with transliterations of his texts.
The originals of 17 of these have
been lost.
The unknown author has also de-
veloped some of the principles as
Leonardo would have, had he gotten
around to it, Professor Panofsky said.
He hopes to publish the results of his
studies of the manuscripts next year
in London.
The history of this most valuable
document as told by Professor Panof-
sky is an intriguing tale, as the work
has twice disappeared for over a
Where it went after leaving the
hands of the original artist is not
known. It turned up, however, in
Comedy Opens
On Wednesday
Two Gentlemen Of Verona
Will Be Given To Msic
By Repertory Players

by name,
that the
.vance by
as written


is Poland's
ic, and that
g),is there-


was generally in-
un's acceptance o C
;hat Danzig is vital
dence, which Brit-
s who insisted that
r fight for Danzig,"
ying to discouirAge
believing she can
to the Reich with-
war, Chamberlain

London in 1690, but there is no clue
as to the method or route of its
Journey there. In that year it was
bought by Constantine Huygens,
broter of the famous Dutch physi-
cist,, who was at that time secretary
to William III of England. Huygens
believed the work to be that of Da-
Vinci himself.
Evidently the manuscript was tak-
en back to Holland by Huygens, for
at the end of the nineteenth century
it came to light once more, this time
in the library of a Holland gentleman.
Later, it found its way to New York,
and recently a dealer in that city,
still thinking the document to be
Leonardo's, offered it for sale to the
Morgan Library.
It was then that Professor Panof-
sky had his first glimpse of the elu-
sive work. Finding Dutch notations on
several of the papers, he identified
the work, mentioned in letters that
had previously come to his attention,
as not being DaVinci's own.
Prof. Hopkins
Speaks Today
On Ruined City
Will Describe Excavations
At Seleucia In Lecture
At Rackham Auditorium
The story of one of the world's
greatest cities of many centuries ago
will be ,told by Prof. Clark Hopkins
of the Greek department at 5 p.m.
today in an illustrated lecture on
"The University of Michigan's Exca-
vations of Seleucia-on-the-Tigris."
Seleucia, which is 25 miles south
of Baghdad, was discovered by a group
under the direction of Prof. LeRoy
Waterman of the department of Ori-'
ental Languages which was searching
for an old Assyrian city of Opis. Be-
cause of the similarity of the topo-
graphical formations around Sele cia
and those looked for at Opis, it is
believed that the old Assyrian city
may lie below theruins of Seleucia,
,a city of a ater'cu date
The excavations at Seleucia are
important because they have dis-
closed the culture of a period little
known in Mesopotamia, that pf 150
B.C. to 200 A.D., when the western
culture brought by the Greeks was
coming into contact with the Near-
Eastern culture of Mesopotamia.
First founded in 312 B.C., Seleucia
became a Greek center and then in
the period around 140 B.C. was settled
by the Parthians, a branch of the
Persians. At this time Seleucia was
one of the great trade centers of the
Near East and was second in impor-
tance only to Alexandria in Egypt.
Shortly afterwards the Parthians be-
gan developing a new city, Btessi-
phon, across the river, and Seleucia
declined in importance. After 226 A.D.
it became extinct.
Prof. Hopkins has visited Seleucia
and is an authority on the history
and culture of its period.
Welfare Head Named
LANSING, July 10.-(P)-A com-
promise arrangement today plac, d
Walter F. Gries, of Negaunee, in the
chairmanship of the new State Wel -
fare Commission, a political hot snot,
despite his protests He is a Re--

Lending Bill
Nears Snag
In Congress
Republican Leaders Claim
Enough Votes To Beat
New Measure In House
Representatives Fear
'Dictatorial Powers'
WASHINGTON, July 10. -(p)-
President Roosevelt's lending pro-
gram, reduced to writing and intro-
duced in Congress, aroused such ex-
tensive opposition today as to leave
the fate of the measure in doubt.
The bill, presented by Senator
Barkley (Dem.-Ky.), the Democrat
leader and Chairman Steagall (Dem.-
Ala.) of the House Banking Commit-
tee, called for loans totalling $2,800,-
000,000 through the RFC and the Im-
port-Export Bank, for the purpose of
revitalizing business.
Self-Liquidating Projects
Sponsors of the measure said the
advances would go for projects which
over a period of years would pay for
themselves, and thus reimburse the
Government. The money would be
raised through the sale of bonds by
the RFC to the public. In that way
it was planned that the entire oper-
ation should be kept apart from the
regular budget of the Treasury. While
Administration men said the pro-
gram would not increase the deficit
or national debt, their critics dis-
puted this.
While it was planned that both.
House and Senate committees should
start work on the measure this week,
the immediate battlefield and danger
spot for the bill appeared to be in
the House. There, Republican leaders
were privately claiming enough votes
to defeat the program in the Bank-

CIO Blocks
Police Move
On Picketers
Strike Of Skilled Workers
Spreading To Distant
General Motors Plants
Union Charges Plot
To Sabotage Strike
DETROIT, July 10.--()-Solidly
massed CIO pickets withstood efforts
of police to clear them from entrances
of the Pontiac, Mich., Fisher Body
plant today as a strike of General
Motors skilled workers spread to cor-
poration units in Cleveland, O., and
Saginaw, Mich.
The CIO United Automobile Work-
ers assembled the pickets to block
what union leaders said was a cor-
poration attempt to organize a "back-
to-work movement!" although pickets
and police both carried clubs, none
were used.
R. J. Thomas, president of the
U-AW-CIO which called the strike to
enforce a demand for an agreement
covering tool and die workers, engi-
neers and maintenance men, said
today, "the corporation will find,
larger and just as solid picket lines
in Pontiac and Detroit tomorrow
The union claimed that 700 skilled
workers at the Fisher Body plant in
Cleveland were on strike, halting "all
work on 1940 body dies for Chevrolet
cars. The Saginaw steering gear
plant which supplies 85 per cent of
steering gears for G.M. cars also was
affected. The union claimed 75 tool
and die workers struck; plant heads
said. only 40 joined the walkout.
Pontiac city officials said approxi-
mately 450 pickets at the Fisher plant
rushed 50 police and 10 sheriff's
deputies from sidewalks at the Fisher
Plant there. One man was arrested
after the smashing of a window in
an automobile in which an employe
sought to go to work.
Latin Institute
To Meet Today
Lectures And Roundtable
Lectures, roundtable discussions
and a concert have been planned for
members of the Institute for Teach-
ers of Latin who will convene for
their second session here today.
The institute, sponsored by the
University's Latin department to
modernize the teaching of Latin in
Michigan high schools, will meet
daily through Saturday.
Tomorrow's session opens with a
continuation of Prof. J. G. Winter's
lecture "North Africa Undetr the
Romans" to be delivered at 11:10
a.m. in Room 2003 Angell Hall.
A roundtable discussion will high-
light the afternoon program. The
discussion will begin at 3:30 p.m. in
Room 2003 Angell Hall.
Delegates may then attend the
Summer Session lecture at 5 p.m in
the Rackham auditorium where Prof.
Prof. Clark of the Greek department,
will speak on "The University
of Michigan's Excavation of Seleucia-
on-the-Tigris" (illustrated).

WPA Strikers Kill
Policeman AsNew

Wage Scale


Watch Out Washington,
The Dollar's Blown Up
CAMP DAVIS, Wyo., July 11.-Paul
(Cowboy) Rothwell, a geology stu-
dent, isn't an expert on monetary in-
flation, but he can tell you all about
blowing a dollait up.
It happened during the celebration
of Independence Day last week when
Rothwell experimentally placed a
firecracker under a silver dollar to
see how far a dollar would go nowa-
days. He .didn't find out immediate-
ly however, as a searching party con-
sisting of most of both the surveyors
and geologists failed to find the miss-
ing coin.
Today the experiment showed re-
sults, though The dollar, blackened
and hardly distinguishable from the
black dirt it was on, was found be-
hind a cabin and some 80 feet away
from the spot where it had been
blown into the air.
Hummel Talks
* Fil 1 .
On Far Eas' s
Science Today
Opens China Series Here
With Two More Lectures
To - Follow This Week
The first in a series of three lec-
tures on Far Eastern science will be
given by Dr. Arthur W. Hummel,
director of the division 'of Orientalia
of the Library of Congress, Wash-
ington, D.C., at 4 p.m. today in the
Amphitheatre of the Rackham Build-
Dr. Hummel, who is the foremost
American Sinologist and the Dean of
American Chinese scholars will speak
on "Why Science Did Not Flourish in
After taking his Ph.D. at the Uni-
versity of Leyden in the Netherlands,
Dr. Hummel. taught in Japan from
1912 to 1914 and in China from 1915
to 1927 While in China he was lec-
turer in the Yenching School of Chi-
nese Studies in Peking. In 1932 he
was director of Far Eastern Studies
at Harvard.
Dr. Hummel will speak on "Adven-
tures with Chinese Books" tomorrow
and "Some Contributions China Can
Make to the West" Thursday.
Deutscher Verein
.Plans Picnic To day,
The Deutscher Verein, under the
direction of Walter Bierberick, presi-
dent, will hold a picnic today on the
Isla'nd for members of the club, stu-
dents of the German department, and
all interested in speaking German.
The group will meet at Deutsches
Haus, 1315 Hill Street at 5:30 p.m.
Admission to the picnic is free to
members of Deutscher Verein To
others it will be 50 cents including

i _

Heart Attack After Beating
Held Cause Of Death
In FightAtMinneapolis
Opposition Looms
For Wage Revision
WASHINGTON, July 10.-(P)-An
outburst of violence on WPA picket
lines led to the death of a Minne-
apolis policeman today while legis-
lation to revise the strike-provoking
wage regulations of the new Relief
Act was being presented to Con-
A physician attributed the police-
man's death to strain on his heart
from excitement after a beating by
The officer was Patrolman John
B. Gearty, 40, who was beaten on the
head and shoulders, companions
said, as he and another officer escort-
ed non-striking WPA workers from
a sewing project in Minneapolis.'
KOthers in the police detail were pelted
with stones, broken glass and other
Patrolman Paul Larson, his com-
panion, said Gearty was pummeled
over the head and shoulders by at
least a half dozen men as they tried
to put Frank Fischer, 45, WPA work-
erq on a street car for home.
Thirty traffic police were escorting
a hundred or more women and men
from a sewing project at Second. Ave.
North and Second St. when the fight-
ing broke out.
Repeal Introduced
In Washington, Representative Sa-
bath (Dem.-Ill.), chairman of the
influential Rules Committee, intro-
duced the first bill for repeal of
the new wage regulations. His meas-
ure, which would restore the former
requirement that WPA workers re-
ceive the prevailing local wage for
the type of work on which they are
engaged, was followed by similar
measures introduced by Representa-
tives Keller ' (Dem.-Ill.), Bradley
(Dem.-Pa.) and O'Connor (Dem.-
It wa sapparent, however, that no
change would be made in the law
without overcoming) stubborn opposi-
tion. Representative Woodrum (Dem.-
Va.) chairman of the Appropriations
Subcommittee which handled the Re-
lief Bill, indicated his opposition and
predicted the House would not agree
to any change.
Other developments .included,:
William Green, President of the
American Federation of Labor, said
that if Congress did not revise the
law there would be "strikes and
.The Congress of Industrial Organi-
zations, in a statement, renewed its
demand for revision of the restric-

ed to give our
the case of a
vital to re-
forces, and
to carry out
he fact that
established in
ed, block Po-
and so exert
ary strangle-

Shakespeare's earliest


3. Britain is alert for action by
Germany to encourage an uprising in
Danzig which would force Poland to
take action against the Free City
r and thus make Poland seem an ag-
4. "If the sequence of events should
in fact be such as is contemplated in
this hypothesis, the honorable mem-
bers will realize * * * that the issue
could not be. considered as a put ely
local matter involving the rights and
liberties of the Danzigers, which in-
cidentally are in no way threatened,
'but would, at once raise graver issues
affecting Polish national existence
and independence."
Members rushed from the House
of Commons to the lobby as sooni as
(Continued on ,Page 2)
Excursion Goes
To Ford Plant
Group Leaves At 5 P.M.
On Dearborn Trip
Fifth in the series of Summer Ses-
sion excursions will be a trip tomor-
row to the Ford plant in Dearborn
on the River Rouge, a repetition of
the excursion conducted last Wed-
nesday, held for the benefit of those
who were unable to attend last week.
Reservations for the tour should be
made in the Summer Session office,
Room 1213 Angell Hall, before 5 p.m.
today. The only expense is the round
trip bus fare, $1.25.
The excursion will leave Ann Ar-
bor from in front of Angell Hall at
12:45 p.m. and return about 5:30
Excursionists on the first Ford
plant tour saw the Rotunda, the va-
rious buildings of the plant proper.
and were conducted through the mo-
tor assembly plant, the testing labor.
atories and the final assembly lin
Music School Faculty
Offer Concert Tonight

comedy, "The Two Gentlemen of
Verona," the third offering of the
Michjigan Repertory Players, will open
at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow night in Lydia'
Mendelssohn Theatre.
Thor Johnson will direct the
Chamber Orchestra of the School of
Music in furnishing a musical set-
ting for the production. The music
is taken largely from Mozart. Four-
teen numbers will be played.
"The Two Gentlemen of Verona"
is one of Shakespeare's lesser known
works. It has never had a profes-
sional New York production and has
not been seen in a major theatre in
this country since 1903. By the re-
peated lyrical passages and the burl-
esque parts characterized by lengthy
doggerel verse, the play is marked out
as one of the bard's first works. Its
characters contain the beginning of
those in his later "Romeo and Juliet,"
"Twelfth Night," and "The Mer-
chant of Venice."
The story tells of two gentlemen,
Prateus and Valentine, played by
Edward Jurist and Karl Klauser, who
believe themselves in love with Sylvia,
played by Marguerite Mink, the
daughter of the Duke of Milan. The
parts of the two servant-clowns,
Lance and Speed, are taken by Prof.,
William Halstead and James Moll.
The three level stage and the elab-
orate. costumes were especially de-
signed by James Doll of the Federal
Theatre in Detroit. Prof. Valentine
B. Windt will direct the production.

Representative Williams (Dem.-
Mo.), the Committee's ranking Demo-
crat, said that if the Committee
should begin consideration of the bill
with the idea of reporting it at this
session, it undoubtedly would be at
least six weeks before any action was
Prof. Williams
Speaks Today


Of Education'
Be Bared

Fresh Air Camp Youngsters
Ready For Drive Tomorrow

(Special to The Daily)
morrow's the big day for a lusty band
of tan boys at the University of Michi-
gan Fresh Air Camp here. Tonight
they'll pour into- Ann Arbor, see a
movie and get to bed early. Tomor-
row they'll arise early and start the
sale of tags to townspeople and stu-
dents alike, eager to help other under-
privileged youths experience the
wonders of outdoor life and heaping
platefuls of good food.
Already preparations are being
made for the tag day. The square
pieces of paper with the familiar pic-
ture of the smiling urchin are ready;
the boys instructed. '
In the meantime, life at this amaz-
ing camp continues in its normal
course. Youngsters dart from one of
the 25 buildings on the 180 preserve

life. Cooperating social agencies are
furnished with complete records by
the camp so that each individual case
may be. correctly diagnosed and cor-
rectly treated.
The casual observer would never
guess that some of these vigorous
youngsters have gone through most
of their life without sufficient nour-
ishment or incurred the wrath of
officers with juvenile delinquences.
The opportunities to hike, swim, take
part in handicraft activities and par-
ticipate in all the other recreations
of normal youth completely rehabili-
tate them. And, camp officials say,
this rehabilitation carries through
into the following year in a remark-
ably high degree of cases.
One of the things which works
wonders is the diet. Given 287 boys
who're eating 35,481 meals during the
camn season and you've got some-

Prof. Mentor L. Williams of the
English department will speak on
"Who Are the Enemies of Educa-
tion?" at 4:05 p.m. today in the Audi-
torium of University High School.
This is one in the regular series
of lectures being sponsored by the
School of Education in connection
with the class in Trends in National
and State Education.
Prof. Charles W. Sanford, professor
of education in the University of Illi-
nois, will speak at 4:05 p.m. tomor-
row in the Auditorium on "Provision
for Individual Differences in the
Paul J. Misner, superintendent of
schools in Glencoe, Ill., will deliver
the last of the talks in the series fop
this week at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, also
in the University High School Audi-
torium. His topic will be "The Straw
Man of Progressive Education."
Last Respects Paid To
Late Secretary Swanson
WASHINGTON, July 10. -01')-
With a solmenly impressive state
funeral, the great of Washington
paid their last respects today to
Claude A. 'Swanson, late Secretary
of the Navy.
President Roosevelt, Cabinet mem-
bers, Supreme Court Justices, diplo-
mats, high officers of the Army and
Navy, and members of the House and
Senate attended the brief and simple

McNutt Appointment Is Seen

As Boom As 1940 Candidate


COLUMBUS, O., July 10.-G'P)
-Paul V. McNutt, U.S. High
Commissioner to the Phillip-
pines, was offered the presidency
of Ohio State University tonight.
but rejected it because, he said,
he will accept appointment as
Federal Security Administrator.
The offer was made by trustees
of the University following a day-
long meeting and McNutt was
quoted by the Ohio State Journal
as replying by telephone from
"The President will send my
name to the Senate for the post
of Federal Security Administra-
tor and I shall accept it. I am
deeply grateful for the Ohio
State offer, but under the cir-
cumstances cannot accept the

are working actively to make him the
Democratic Presidential nominee in
1940. McNutt was said he would not
oppose President Roosevelt if the
latter should seek a third term..
There were reports that Mr. Roose-
velt would announce McNutt's ap-
pointment tomorrow. The Indianian
told friends on Capitol Hill he al-
ready had accepted the job, in which
he would have general supervision
over the Social Security Board, CCC,
National Youth Administration and
other government welfare agencies.
The new agency is one of the big-
gest in the government. The CCC
alone has about 30,000 supervisory
employes throughout the country, and
the Social Security Board about 9,-
Senator Johnson (Dem., Colo.)
told renorters that accentance of the

Drop Theatre Project
Col. F. C. Harrington, WPA Com-
missioner, announced that the Fed-
eral Theatre Project would be liqui-
dated by July 31, although Congress
which decreed its end, had allowed
until Sept. 30 for the last employes
to be removed from the payroll.
The new wage regulations, pre-
scribed by Congress and effective
July 1, require a worker to work at
least 130 hours a month to earn a
"security wage," to be determined by
the local cmst of living and amount-
ing, at the maximum, to $96 a month,
The new regulations, which re-
quired. some workers to work twice
as long to earn the same amount of
money, resulted in the widespread
walkouts on WPA projects last week.
Thousands still remained away
from their jobs today, but reports
from some areas' said there wasa
back-to-work movement.
Green's threat of "strikes and
strikes" if Congress did not restore
the old rule was made in addressing
the convention of the International
Longshoremen's Association in New
'Lindbergh Backs
Research Project
WASHINGTON, July 10.-(A)-CoL
Charles A. Lindbergh urged Congress
today tQ authorize expenditure of
$10,000,000 for an aeronautics re-
search station at Sunnyvale, Calif.,
to help develop military and commer-

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