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Official Publication Of The Summer Session


Good Or Evil? .

AL. XLIX. No. 17




'A Workers

Falls Party Gains Its Sea Legs
On Board S.S. Greater Detroit.

we I

lo Right
ke, Says

Roosevelt Brands Walkout
'Against Government';
Lauded InWashington'
Violent Outbreaks
Occur On Projects'
President Roosevelt branded the
walkouts of WPA workers a strike
against government Friday while
fresh kviolence flared on the picket
Making it emphatically clear that
the administration recognized no
ight on the part of WPA employes
o strike, the President said at a
ress conference: "You cannot strike
against the government."
His words generally were applaud-
ed on Capitol Hill, but on hundreds
f WPA projects thousands con-
inued to remain away from their
lobs in protest against the wage
egulations of the new relief act.
- Tear Gas Used
In Minneapolis police used tear gas
o disperse milling demonstrators who
blocked police cars escorting non-.
trikers from a sewing project. Rocks
burled from the hostling tbrong
broke nearby shop windows.
Rochester,- N.Y.. projects , were
closed to avoid the violence that Les-
er We. Herzog, upstate New York
WPA administrator, said appeared
certain if they continued. He re-
ported that roving bands of WPA
strikers had visited the projects, try-
,ng to add to the walkout. Herzog
asked a Department of Justice in-
Pressure Exerted
In Washington, the American Fed-
eration of Labor and the United
Stain nferene of Mn.vnrs brought

(Special to Th ke Daly)
Sailing over a slightly choppy lake
,ocled to a sweater-wearing degree
>y a brisk northwest breeze, partici-
pants in the sixth Summer Session
;xcursion, bound for Niagara Falls,
tonight quickly found their sea legs
and became hardened freshwaer
Not one case of seasickness was
reported after a hearty repast in the
ship's spacious dining salon.
Twenty-five strong, the excursion-
ists traversed the gangplank shortly
after arriving in Detroit at 5:05 p.m.
today, following an uneventful bus
Prof Sfolnsen
W11l Address
Latin Teachers
Subject Of Final Lecture
Given To Latin Teachers
Is 'Roman Humanism'
Describing "Roman Humanism:
Cicero's Testimonial," Professor Solm-
sen of Olivet College will open the
closing session of the Institute for
Teachers of Latin at 10:30 a.m. to-
morrow in Room 2003 Angell Hall.
Following Professor Solmsen's lec-
ture, Professor Meinecke of the de-
partment will speak on "Music Among
the Greek and Romans," illustrating
his subject with slides and demon-
strating portions with the violin.
Describing the scenery and myth-
ology of the land of the Gods, Dr.
Roger Pack of the Latin Depart-
ment took members of the Institute
on a verbal "Trip to Delphi" as he
termed his lecture yesterday.
The site of the ancient oracle
which played such a determining role
in the destinies of Greece's mythical
heroes was originally named y-
tho;, Dr. Pack said, since the God
Appolo was supposed to have
strangled a snake there. Through
a process of alteration the word fi-
nally became Delphi..
Especially significant for high
school teachers of Latin, he said, was
the legend concerning Brutus and the
Oracle. Asked who would be the
next emperor of Rome, the oracle re-
plied, "He who first kisses his moth-
er." Whereupon Brutus and his two
competitors drew lots to determine
who should go back to Rome. When
his lucky competitors departed, Bru-
tus threw himself upon the ground
and kissed the earth-his "mother,"
thus eventually nearly fullfilling the
prophecy of the Delphi Oracle.
BATON ROUGE, La., July 14.
-Dr. James Monroe Smith, for-
mer President of Louisiana State
University, was indicted tonight on
nineteen separate counts of forg-
cry and falsification of public
records by the East Baton Rouge
Grand Jury, which also returned
indictments against three other
officials and former officials at
i the school.

ride from Ann Arbor. White-coat-
ed stewards smilingly usheredthe
group to -the proper staterooms.
Disconcerted was one niember of
the party to discover that, should she
wish to call the steward in the morn-
ing for a step-ladder in order to
.climb down from her upper berth,
she would first have to descend from
the berth in orders to ring the bell,
located on the opposite side of thie
Lacking a moon, excursionists had
only the stars to gaze at over Lake
Erie's waters. A new experience to
manytwas to pass close by to lake
freighters on the way out of the IA-
troit River before coming to the wid-
er chanels of the lake.
Prize view of the excursion, which
will probably be so far eclipsed by
the Falls tomorrow as to be forgot-
ten, was the view of the Detroit sky-
line as the boat steamed down the
river. Gathered on the aft deck,
party members wielded numerous
cameras pointed in the general di-
rection of the city.
Tomorrow the group will dock in
Buffalo and proceed to the alls,
which is, of course, the main topic
of conversation tonight. Prof. Irv-
ing D. Scott of the geology depart-
ment, who is accompanying the ex-
cursionists, is forever the center of
an inquiring group, as is Prof. Carl
J. Coe, Director of Summer Session
Excursions, who is along with Mis.
Band Concert
I sScheduled
For Tomorrow
High School Clinic Group,
Summer Session Band
Cobine For Program
Two Summer Session musical or-
ganizations will combine at 4:15 p.m.
tomorrow to present a band concert
in Hill Auditorium.
The High School Clinic Band, made
up of 100 high school musicians par-
ticipating in the fourth annual Clin-
ic sponsored by the School of Music,
will make its initial appearance in
the first part of the program.
The regular Summer Session Con-
cert Band made up of directors, sup-
ervisors and other professionals from
all parts of the country, will give the
second half of the performance.
William D. Reveli of the School
of Music will conduct, with Dale Har-
ris of Pontiac and Cleo Fox of Kala-
mazoo as guest conductors.
The high school bandsmen, ranging
in age from 13 to 19 years, began
their studies here last Monday, and
have been going through a rigorous
daily schedule. of lessons, practice
sessions and rehearsals. They hie
from six states: Michigan, Ohio, Illi-
nois, Indiana, Pennsyvania and Mis-
The fourth annual High School
Band Clinic, will continue for the next
two weeks, during which a number
of concerts and recitals will be offered
the general public. Tomorrow's pro-
gram is open to all interested in at-

Anti -=British
Riots Staged
By Japanese
Demonstration In Tokyo
Is Manifesto Attacking
English Aid To China
Police Hold Back
Mob AtEmbassy
(By Associated Press)
One of Japan's greatest outbursts
against a foreign power was taged
yesterday in Tokyo by 50,000 anti-
British demonstrators.
T o k y o 's angry demonstration
capped nationwide anti-British mani-
festations in which Japanese news-
papers said 15,000,000 persons parti-
cipated to show their bitterness
against Birtain for her aid to China.
One thousand Japanese police, fore-
warned of the outburst, ringed the
British embassy and held back the
throngs clamoring to rush its gates.
Relations Strained
Strained British-Japanese relations
in China worsened when unidentified
persons hurled two hand grenades
into the British consulate at Tsingtao,
where anti-British demonstrations
launched three weeks ago have be-
come increasingly violent.
It was the third attack within a
week on the consulate, which was the
target of stones which British said
Japanese - inspired- demonstrators
threw last Mo day and Wednesday.
The hand grenades shattered:.win-
dows and inflicted other damage but
failed to injure anyone in the con-
sulate, under a virtual state of siege
since July 3.
Property of the American Standard
Vacuum Company was damaged by
the Tsingtao demonstrators but Jap-
anese officials apologized for the
"mistake" and arranged for repairs.
On the eve of the opening of Tokyo
negotiations on the Japanese block-
ade pf the British concession at Tient-
sin, the commander of Japanese
forces in the North China port de-
Face Serious Decision
"The Brtish are facing a serious
decision whether to cooperate with
Japan in China or lose utterly their
vast investment there."
The commander, Masaharu Honma,
intimated in advance that the Tokyo
talks would fail and that "complete
preparations already have been made
for the second phase of restrictions
on the British concession."
Meanwhile, Britain's first peace-
time conscript army will be mustered
today when thousands of youths re-
port for six months compulsory train-
ing. The number of conscripts event-
ually will total 200,000 as additional
classes are added.
Reject Old Age
Pension lan
Members Of House Decide
To Trust Salary Savings
Rather Than Pension
WASHINGTON, July 14.-(P)-
House members decided today to
trust to savings from their $10,000
a year salaries or risk possible want
in their old age, rather than vote
themselves into the Federal pension
Charges of "demagoguery" and
"political cowardice" were hurled
back and forth in the chamber dur-

ing a two-hour debate, but when the
oratorical smoke had cleared away
the Congressional pension plan had
been stripped from a bill making
changes in the civil service retire-
ment system.
The tally vote was 119 to 73.
Members from farm states were
particularly vocal against the propo-
sition, contending Congress should
not take such a step until it had pro-
vided social security for the nation's
30,000,000 agricultural workers.
"Pensions for members of Con-
gress should be the roof to a well-
rounded social security system, not a
foundation stone," contended repre-
sentative Mundt (Rep., S.D.).
Prof. Eugene Rovilla n
Speaks To French Club
The similarity of the work of a G-
man to that of an American attempt-
ing to do research work in France

Motor Strike
Seek Solution
Existing Contracts Seen
As A Possible Means
For Final Arbitration
Temporary Accord
Reached By Factions
DETROIT, July 14.-(AP)-Negotia-
tors seeking to end the General Mo-
tors strike turned today to the exist-
ing contract between the corporation
and the United Automobile Workers
Union for a basis of settling the 10-
day-old dispute.
The corporation, which previously
had proposed that the present con-
tract be eliminated insofar as it
applied to the CIO United Automobile
Workers before the fundamentals in
the dispute were discussed, agreed to
accept the present contract as ground-
work for settlement negotiations.
In return, officials of the UAW-
CIO agreed to shelve at least tempor-
arily, a demand that the UAW-CIO
be recognized as sole bargaining
agent and to negotiate under the
present contract.
Recognition has been one of the
most important of the five union de-
mands. Labor observers credit Phil-
ip Murray, CIO vice-president, with
influencing other union leaders in
their agreement to drop thatdemand
for the present.
Announcement that the corpora-
tion would negotiate under the pres-
ent contract was made by William S.
Knudsen, G.M. president, and im-
mediately corporation and union offi-
cials met to begin negotiations.
Eleven G.M. divisions have been
affected since the UAW-CIO called
a strike July 5 in an effort to force
the corporation to grant a supple-
mental agreement covering skilled
All state police had withdrawn to-
day from the Fisher Body Plant at
Pontiac, scene of rioting eary this
week, and there was no disorder re-
ported in Michigan.
30 Entombed
After Cave-In
Of Coal Mine
Explosion Traps Workers
Two Miles In Pit; Squad
Members Rescues One
PROVIDENCE, Ky., July 14.-(P)--
One of approximately 30 miners en-
tombed two miles underground in a
coal mine explosion near here tonight
was brought to the surface by rescue
W. F. Hume, secretary of the Duvin
Mining Company, said the rescue
squads, working in shifts of ten each,
had cleared the way into the pit for
a depth of about a mile.
The man brought to the surface,
William Reynolds, was able to walk,
Hume said, but he was not questioned
as to the plight of his comrades
because of his condition. Statement
of the extent of the danger confront-
ing the trapped men was withheld
until the rescue squads reported on
their predicament.
Hume was unable to account for
the explosion. He said word of it was
brought out by one of a group of
miners working in another section of
the pit where the blast occurred.

Warns. Axis Powers

* * *
Daladier Cites
British French
Military Might
Bastille Day Demonstration
Displays United Forces
Of Two Great Powers
PARIS, July 1.4. )- Premier
Daladier proclaimed tonight the
strength of the French Army after
France and Britain joined on the
15 0th anniversary of the. French
revolution in a massed parade of their
land, sea and air forces.
The French Army "is capable of
breaking any attacks that can im-
peril our country," the Premier de-
clared in a world-wide Bastille Day
"Our reborn aviation is united to
the aviation of a great, friendly
people who would protect our soil as
we would protect theirs if it became
necessary for us to resist attack." f
British planes flew in formation
with French planes this morning ur-
ing a great parade of 30,000 of
France's finest troops with 450 spe-
cially picked British soldiers.
More than 1,000,000 persons saw
the demonstration, the first joint dis-
play of military might by the two
powers since the World War. It was
reviewed by President Lebrun, Dala-
dier, British War Secretary Leslie
Hore-Belisha and the chiefs of staff
of the army, navy and air forces of
both countries.
Mrs. James Roosevelt, mother of
President Roosevelt, was among Le-
brun's guests.
Daladier spoke later in a downpour
in the amphitheatre of the Trocadero
Palace on the banks of the Seine at a
solemn evening ceremony uniting the
empire in celebration of the revolu-
tion which began in Paris 150 years
ago today with the fall of the Bas-
Physics Department
Plans Picnic Today
Nobel Prize winners, professors and
graduate students will forget all about
seeking the mysteries of the elusive
atoms in the quest for fun and frolic
at the annual physics picnic at Por-
tage Lake this afternoon.
Groups in private cars will leave
the Physics Building at 2:30 p.m. and
drive out in time for a fast game of
baseball before going swimming at 4
p.m. A welcome feast of the usual
calories and ants will provide a fit-
ting conclusion to the afternoon's

Roosevelt And Hull Appeal
To Congress To Scrap
Neutality Law Clause
Fear Fully Armed
WASHINGON, June 14.-{)-
President Roosevelt andSecretary of
State Hull, in a joint appeal to a
rebellious Congress, urged today that
the arms embargo in the neutrality
law be scrapied forthwith lest it
tempt nations already fully armed to
plunge the world into war.
They did not mention the Rome-
Berlin axis by name, but they as-
serted that the embargo clause "plays
into the hands of those nations
which have taken the lead in build-
ing up their fighting power."
The Senate, including numerous
members of its "isolationist" bloc-
who a few days ago locked the admin-
istration's new neutrality legislaton
up in the foreign relations commit-
tee until next session-'listened
thoughtfully as the message was in-
toned with many oratorical flourishes
by John Crocket, the Senate's frock-
coated reading clerk.
Message Applaued
Administration leaders in the
chamber applauded the message, but
looked helplessly at the situation in
the committee and were not optimis-
tic of extricating the legislation from
its plight. However, a final decision
to abandon the bill until next session
or to make one more effort at enact-
ing it had still to be made. This,
members of the leadership said, prob-
ably would not come until next Mon-
day, the time of their regular week-
ly strategy meeting with the Presi-
The form of the appeal to Congress
was a long statement by Hull re-
emphasizing the administration views,
and a short one by Mr. Roosevelt
giving "'full approval" to the Hull
Highly Advisable To Act
The Roosevelt statement said that
"in, the light of present world condi-
tions" it was "highly advisable" to
act at this session of Congress.
Hull accused critics of the admin-
istration policy of spreading mislead-
ing "propaganda" and appealed for
Congress to disregard;"partisanship"
in handling the problem.
The arms embargo, he said, "means
that if any country is disposed to-
ward's conquest, and devotes its en-
ergy and resources to establish itself
as a superior fighting power, that
country may be more tempted to try
the fortunes of war if it knows that
its less well1prepared opponents would
be shut off from those supplies which,
under every rule of international law,
they should be able to buy in all neu-
tral countries, including the United
Europe To See
M Track Stars
Watson And Schwarzkopf
Selected By AAU
Two members of Michigan's 1939
track team, Big Ten champions, have
been selected for European trips this
summer under the auspices of the

The two are Bill Watson, 1939 c'ap-
tain, and Ralph Schwarzkopf, 1940
Watson, who finished his Big Ten
career with an all-time record of 49
points in three outdoor champion-
ships together with Irecordsin the
shot put and discus, placed second in
the shot put and broad jump at the
National AAU meet to win a trip
abroad for the second time. He ;as
a member of the European squad
last year.
Schwarzkopf finished second to
Greg Rice of Notre Dame in a record-
breaking 5000 meters race at the Na-
tional AAU meet after running be-
hind Rice in the National Coliegiare
two-mile as a collegiate record was
set there, to win his berth.
Anti-War Pictures
To Be Shown Here

ances iro
he voiu
of its su


further, ho
missal of s
had been:
five consect
ton, WPA c

at 1 National WPA
at the new act must
rictly was evidenced
r, by continued dis-
g WPA workers who
.t from the job for
days, and by an an-
n Col. F. C. Harring-
issioner, that 300,000
d from the rolls by
Score Injured
S, July 14.--(P)-Day
ering around a local
oject, brought death
ries to nearly a score
and children and re-
ncement tonight by
dministrator Linus
11 WPA work in Min-
e closed indefinitely.
us outbreak occurred
m. when 100 women,
late day shift, were
ty amid gunfire, tear
sions and brick and




gas borr
rock thn
The fi
day shift
were es
other mi

Perplexities Of Indian Tongues
Amaze Even Veteran Linguists

st violence when the first
went on duty broughtslight
a policeman and a picket.
ter noon when 120 women
rted from the place, four
or casualties occurred.

Dr. Philippson
To. Be Speaker
Conference To Hear Talk
By German Professor
Third in a series of lectures spon-
sored by the Graduate Conference on
Renaissance Studies, a talk on "Der
Ackermann aus Boehmen" will be
given at 4 p.m. Monday in the amphi-
theatre of the Rackham School by
Prof. Ernst A. Philippson of the Ger-
man department.'
Although his title is German, Pro-
fessor Philippson's talk will be given
in English, contrary to prevalent ru-
mors. "Der Ackermann aus Boeh-
men" is a book in the form of a prose

Even scholarly linguists stared
with amazement as Prof. Leonard
Bloomfield, chairman of the depart-
ment of linguistics at the University
of Chicago, last night revealed in a
Linguistic Institute lecture the ex-
traordinary complexities of the in-
flectional system of the Algonkian
languageshe has been studying for
several years.
With brief excursions to point out
what he thinks are the original forms
in the hypothetical parent language
he is endeavoring to reconstruct,
Professor Bloomfield used numerous
examples from various existing Al-
gonkian languagjes, especially Fox,
to show the intricate patterns of the
two Algonkian principal parts of
speech, the noun and the verb.
Even the children of ancient Rome
or Athens, who had to learn to speak
their fairly complex Latin or Greek,
had a pretty easy time compared
with the task faced by a Fox papoose
who begins to learn the language of
his people.

to show whether the thing or person.
named is immediate or not, and only
one noun in a sentence can have the
immediate or proximate ending. Then
there are forms for the vocative, for
what might be called an ablative, for
a word used as prior member of a
compound, and for one used as sec-
ond member of a compound.
The noun doesn't really look com-
plicated, though, said Dr. Bloom-
field, until you realize that there are.
also prefixes to show whether the
speaker or the listener or some third
person stands in a possessive rela-
tionship to the thing named. "Oki-
mawa" means chief, but "neto-
kimama" means my chief. If the
possessor is plural, complications in-
crease with the additional of a plu-
ralizing"infix. "Neto-kimamenanaki"
means our chiefs.
Professor Bloomfield, before devot-
ing the last half of his lecture to the
greater and even more deeply in-
volved intricacies of the verbal sys-
tem, stopped to explode a common

Andrewes' Work Aided Search
To Reveal Cause Of Influei
Much of the knowledge of influenza malady was provided by the a
possessed by the medical profession ance of a new disease among
today is due to the work of Dr. C. H. The cause of this new disea
Andrewes of the Medical Research determined by Dr. Richard E.
Council of the National Institute of of the Rockefeller Institute fo
Medical 'Research in England, who ical Research at Princeton, N
will speak here at 5 p.m. Tuesday in cording to his discovery, swine
the Lecture Hall of the Rackham enza was the result of the con
Building. action of two agents: a bac
The first generally accepted view similar to that found in thel
of the cause of influenza, according disease, and a filter-passing
to Prof. Malcolm H. Soule of the of which the latter was by I
medical school, was formulated in more important.
1892 by the German bacteriologist With a possible analogyt
Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer discovered a small swine disease in mind, An
Gram-negative bacterium which could working with Laidlaw and
be isolated from the sputum and took advantage of an outbreak
lunas of influenza patients, and con- fluenza in London in 1933. an


se was
r Med-.
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to the
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