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VOL. XLI. No. 110

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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN,

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1931

PRICE FIVE CENTS

DE[MOCRATS ASSAIL
RASKOB FOR STAND
ON LIQUOR CONTROL
Plank Proposing State Control
of Liquor Results in
Opposition.
LEADERS DIRECT ATTACK
Senator Caraway Charges Party
Chieftain Lined up' on
Economic Issues.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, March 6.-A bar-
rage of criticism issued today from'
stalwart Democrats against the pro-
posal of Chariman Raskob of thel
national committee that the party
adopt a platform calling for state
control of liquor.
The proposal, made yesterday at
a meeting of the committee, stirred
up instant opposition. The attack
was carried on today in a series
of bristling state-l
ments.,

GLI T T ERING 'RADIO CITY' WITHIN Ri D
CITY IS SCH EME OF ROCKEFE LLE R IIiIiLIUIIWU
Titanic Development to Cover the designers call the "New York
Three City Blocks; Cost style." There will be a central plaza i UI
dotted with splashing fountains
$250,000,000' and bristling shrubbery. There will11IPVIEV T iM

BEAL NOMINATED
FOR POST AGAIN

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NEW YORK, March 6.-A glitter-
ing city within a city; a titanic de-
velopment covering three square
blocks; the birth of a new archi-
tecture; a wedding of radio, t1he
stage and business -such is the
$250,000,000 project of John D.
Rockefeller, Jr.
As a plaster model of "Radioi
City" revolved under a spotlight
Thursday, the first definite plans
for its construction were announc-
ed. Work will start in June on a
mid-town site bounded by Fifth
avenue, Sixth avenue, Forty-eighth
street and Fifty-first street.
The first units will be ready for
occupancy in the fall of 1932, and
the completed product is scheduled
for 1934. S. L. Rotbafel (Roxy) will
be the first "mayor."
There will be nine separate build-
ings, demanding 125,000 tons of
structural steel and 28,000 windows.
Their soaring walls and challeng-
ing towers will be reared in what
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Towering over all else will be the
new home of the National Broad-
casting Co., the largest man-made
structuraever planned. Though
not as tall as the Empire State
building, its 68 stori; will contain
160,000C more feet, of floor space,
2,000,000 in all. On one side it will
exhibit 675 feet of unbroken wall-
on the other, it will present the
appearance of an obelisk with a

Gedge Asserts That

Political

Commentator Was Warned
Over Telephone.
SAYS HE TOOK CALL
Unidentified Caller Threatened;
to Take Buckley for Ride',
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Senator Glass IVI HI fII J~l
Democrat, V i r-
ginia, contended
prohibition w a s
n ot a "p ar ty :__;
question and as-
serted "it would Favors Governor as Democratic
be fatal for either Candidate for Presidential
party to attempt I Nomination.
to. make it one." __-
At the sa m e B(iAssonriaed Jrss)
time, S e n a t or .ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 6.--A
Sheppard, Demo- resolution endorsing Governor Al-
crat, Texas, co- E GL.. bert C. Ritchie for the Democratic
author of thepro- nomination for president was ap-
hibition amendment, appeared for proved today by the state senate,
all Democrats, wet and dry, to unite and almost immediately the gover-
in' a movement to defeat Raskob's nor's record became a matter of
suggestion. state politics.
Robinson Stresses Important Issues. Galen L. Tait, chairman of the
Senator Robinson, of Arkansas, Republican state central commit-
the Democrat leader in the Senate tee, issued a statement in which
and' 1928 vice-presidential candi- he declared "Mr. Ritchie's own
date, contended "there is a great cherished reorganized administra-
danger that in bringing forward tion in Maryland is a flagrant ex-
now the subject of prohibition ample of that over-centralization
even more important issues may in government from which he di-
be neglceanverts attention by alleging its ex-
His colleague, Senator Caraway,
charged that Raskob was "lined istence in the federal government."
up on economics issues, "with the T h e legislative resolution, ap-
extreme standpat portion of the proved yesterday by the issue of
Republicandparty" and that the na- delegates, called Governor Ritchie,
t i o n a 1 chairman's discussion of long and outspoken foe of the Eigh-
those issues at yesterday's stormy teenth Amendment, "a champion
meeting showed he was "utterly out of the rights of free people and
of sympathy with the aims and as- free states in a free country," and
pirations of the Democratic party." an opponent of "over-centraliza-
Wheeler Also Criticizes. tion of power in the federal govern-
The economic views of Raskob ment and federal invasion of the
also were criticised by Senator rights of the state."
Wheelcr, Democrat, Montana, who The vote in the senate was 19 to
said he thought it would be impos- 1, the lone ballot against adoption

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touch of Egyptian or Saracen lines. j 'W J.Jiares.
It .will house 30 broadcasting stu-
dios, equipped to handle television DET y /Asociatcd Press)
as it is perfected. DETROIT, March 6.-A "v o i c e
Flanking the center building will from headquarters" threatened over
be two office skyscrapers, 45 stories the telephone that Jerry Buckley
in height and identical in design. would be "taken for the ride" if
On the ground floor of one will belicotnehscradfrte
the R.K.O. vaudeville theater and he continued his crusade for the
in the other the R.K.O. motion pic- recall of Mayor Charles Bowles, it
ture theater. Completing the en- was testified today in the trial of
semble will be an oval building, Ted Pizzino, Angelo Livecchi, and
14 stories high and contrasting in Joe Bommarito, for the murder of
its rounded symmetry with thL the radiio political commentator
sharp angles and sheer walls over- last July 23.
shadowing it. The testimony was given by W.
Space for the most complete Wright Gedge, manager of Radio
opera house in the world has been station WMBC, over which Buckley
reserved. Originally included in carried on his radio campaign a-
the plans, the Metropolitan Opera gainst vice, for a "square deal" for
Co. tentatively withdrew in dis- the unemployed and against the
agreement over details. A final de- Bowles administration during the,
cision awaits the return to the city latter weeks of the recall campaign.
of R. Fulton Cutting, chairman of Threat Telephoned.
the board. Gedge said the threat was tele-
phoned to the station on July 181
and that he took the call.!
'IST CKS Fg[ ST "This is the voice of headquar-
ters speaking," he quoted the un-
INdentifled caller as saying. "Tell
Buckley that if he talks about theI
IIrecalltonight*he will be taken for
theMride and it will be a long one."
He relayed the message to Buck-
Prices Close $1 to $17 Lower ley, Gedge said, but Buckley made
in Largest Turnover the speech he had prepared.
of, Week. Advised Tempering Attacks.
The manager said he frequentlyI
had requested Buckley to temper
(ly Associated 1n5)NEW his attacks on the administration.
YORK, Mar. 6.--h bears Buckley would agree to "lay off,"
fastened their claws on the stock he said, but always went back to
market today and took additionalhiolwasfspkng,
bites out of the February recover.dp
In a turnover of 3,000,000 shares, Hitherto unrevealed d e t a i ls of
the largest of the week, prices IBuckley's connection with station
closed $1 to $17 lower, although the WMBC were disclosed by Gedge.
average was $3. Buckley was never paid by the sta-
Oils, depressed by news of addi- tion, he said, nor was he charged
tional price cuts in both gasoline for the time he was on the air. He
and crude, were sold freely, espe- said Buckley sold time on the air
cialy Standard of New Jeisey, which and, during the recall campaign,
made a new low for-1931. arranged for broadcasts of addres-
Coincidentally, came the an- ses by John Gillespie, city commis-
nouncement the general education sioner, a n d manager of Mayor
board, sponsored by the Rockefel- Bowles' campaign, and by Robert
lers, had disposed of 285,630 shares Oakland, vitriolic opponent of the
of tis prominent issue in the fiscal administration. Buckley, G e d g e
year ended June 30 last,. Jersey said, received about $1,000 in com-
ad been the board's largest invest- mission from those contracts.
na ent.
ThursdTy's late buying movement r
vras continued in the early tradin g
w hen the utilities were strong, but .01N
the market faltered in the after-
noon as selling of the oil started. I
United Corporation, Morgan-Bon-
bright utility issue, alter rallying -
im the mor'ning under large buying
orders, turned emphatically down- Completion of Ten Year Plan
ward in heavy trading and closed by Next Year Is Hope
of Government.f
Worrell Will Address (ByAss o'irt re s)

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Junius E. Beal,
Regent of the University from'
Ann Arbor, who was renominated
for that post yesterday at the Re-
publican State convention follow-
ing a brilliant maneuver which
blocked an attempt by a faction
headed by former Governor Fred
Green to defeat him.
FARM BOARD HEAD
NAMED BY HOO~ER~
James Stone Appointed to Post
Upon Resignation of
Alexander Legge.
(iy Associatca Press)
WASHINGTON, March 6.-Pres-
ident Hoover today accepted the
resignation of Alexander Legg of
Chicago, as chairman of the federal
farm board, and appointed James
C. Stone, of Kentucky, to succeed
him.
In making the announcement,
President Hoover said he knew, he
reflected "the view of the agricul-
tural community when I express
inten se regret upon the retirement
of Mr. Legg."
IThe vacancy, President Hoover
said, created by the elevation of
Stone to the chairmanship will not
be filled for two or three weeks.
"Chairman Legg has been urged
by every farm organization in the
( United States to continue h i s
work," the president said, "and I
have urged him with all the force
I could command. He, however,
feels that he must go back to his
business."
The retiring farm board chair -
man came into office nearly two
years ago and has been a storm'
center since the Hoover agricultural
policy was put into operation. On
numerous occasions he has become
involved in controversies.
In a statement at the farm board
about the time the president named
his successor, Legge e x p r e s s e d;
"greater conficence in the ultimate1
success of the agricultural market-
ing act than when he undertook
the work."
Marksman Fined $31
for Shooting Air Gun
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FACTION DEMANDING REMOVAL
OF BEAL AS REGENT BLOCKED
AT REPUBLICAN STATE MEET
Strategical Maneuver Overturns Well - Laid
Plans of Powerful Group; Disputes
on Procedure Seen.
(By Associated Press)
KALAMAZOO, Mar. 6.-A strategical maneuver overturned
well-laid plans of organization which had the voting strength re-
quired to control the Republican state convention here today.
Factions led by Former Governor Fred W. Green, Howard C.
Lawrence, chairman of the state central committee, Edward N.
Barnard, leader of the Wayne delegation, John Gillespie, Wayne
county chairman, Frank D. McKay, former state treasurer, William
McKieghan, of Flint, and others agreed to nominate Donald E.
Johnson, of Flint, for regent of the University to succeed Junius E.
Beal of Ann Arbor. The votes and success appeared certain.
----------- -When time came for nomina-
City Jail Worth $2 tions to be offered, however, Paul
Woodworth, temporary chairman,
to longe Junk Man I said to have been the administra-
tion choice, ruled the proceedings
(]i Asscciatd Press) with an iron hand. The name of
IGNIA, Mar. 6.-The city jail, Beal was offered. William Wallace,
or all that was saleable, has been of Saginaw, moved the rules be
sold to a junk man for $2.fs a a d thanrus
The two-cell building, in dis- suspended and and a unanimous
use for more than 20 years, was ballot be cast for the Regent.
dismantled and the iron bars Woodworth accepted the motion
were sold as scrap. The wood is and declared it carried. Roars of
being converted into kindling. protest arose from McKieghan and
City prisoners since the jail others but the temporary chairman
was abandoned have been housed was adamant. The result was John-
in the county jail. son's name never got before the
convention, although his backers
claimed they had a majority of the
votes sewed up.
Legal Tangle Possible.
BBUILDINP eal was announced by the chair
as the nominee. A legal tangle may
result. Friends claim the chair was
FOR STOR FALout of order in barring further
nominations.
Another dispute developed when
Manager of Fire-Swept Concern nominations for the state board of
Holds up Repair Until agriculture were made. Mrs. Pora
After Adjustments. El. Stockman, incumbent, was snow-
d under by Mrs. Alfred G. Wilson,
of Birmingham. The names of A.
Plans for rebuilding the F. *W. J. Rogers, of Beulah,' and Gilbert
Woolworth company store, which Daane, of Grand Rapids, were
was swept by fire Thursday morn- Ml'ered as successors to L. Whitney
ing, will be halted temporarily, Watkins, of Manchester. A roll call
John F. Spetter, manager, said last followed and the vote was close.
night. Until adjustments are made, The chairman announced Daane
no announcement of future plans won the nomination by a vote of
will be given out, he said. 58to 505. Later the secretary
G. S. Chubb, owner of an apart- 75.Lcked the ballots and announced
ment at 210 S. Thayer street which thecket vot ad oger
was partially damaged by fir the correct vote was 75 for Rogers
Thursday noon, said that the struc- against 678 for Daane. The conven-
ture would be rebuilt at once. tion then had adjourned. Tellers
Meanwhile, more than a score of and convention officials said they
insurance adjusters were busy yes- would certify Rogers as the winner.
terday, conferring with officials in Backers of Daane claimed they
an effort to estimate the actual would protest. They said there was
damage, opportunity to change the vote,
Three other stores, the B. E. and insisted the announced nom-
Muehlig store, the E. F. Mills com- ination of Daane should stand.
pany, and the William Goodyear Pearce Re-nominated.
company store, suffered heavy loss- Aside from the rows of the re-
es. The Muehlig store opened a ;ency and the nomination for the
usual Thursday morning. The Good-. 3tate board of agriculture, the con-
year store did not reopen, since i vention was monotonously har-
is expected to be closed for at least monious.
a week. Plans for expansion were Webster H Pearce was renomin-
immediately suspended. ited for superintendent of public
Estimated damage caused by the instruction without any opposition,
fire was said by those in charge of ralph Stone, of Detroit, for Uni-
the four stores to be mounting fol- versity Regent, Frank P. Cody, of
lowing an inventory of stock and Detroit, for the state board of edu-
detailed inspections of the build- ration, and Henry M. Butzell and
ings. Smoke and water caused huge Howard Wiest for supreme justices,
losses. officials said ill without contest.

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sible for the party to accept them of the resolution being cast by a
"particularly on trusts and mono- Republican, William N. Andrews, of
polies." Dorchester county, though f o u r
"I also disagree with his views on members of the Republican min-
the power problem," he added. ority refrained from voting.
The approval of the house yes-
terday was registered by viva voce
llSIvote, and no nay votes were re-,
State Bulletincorded.
"If I may ass'ume to interpret, the
(y Associated tress) views of Maryland Republicans on
Friday, March 6, 1931 the question of the support of Mr.
-- -Ritchie, for the Democratic nomin-
PONTIAC-The Oakland county ation for president," said Tait's
grand jury investigating county af- statement, "I would observe that
fairs today turned toward alleged we would certainly not favor for
irregularities in connection with president a man whom we have op-
the construction of the new Hazel posed four times for governor."
Park high school. One jury official
said today that the $500,000 spent
on the building was "far too much."
Grand jury investigators have seiz-T
ed the school board's records for I
examination. IIMA! ATR

ESCANABA - E. . .Kingsford, UI 1Lii
Ford representative in this terri-
tory, announced today that a water Bids for
front site is to be purchased by for
his company at Gladstone, eight
miles north of here. Although
Kingsford declined to give details
of the deal other than that the WASHI
property is to be used for a new treasury ti
industrial development, it is under- left for t1
stood there is a possibility that and certifz
Ford blast furnaces and foundtries spring fin
may be constructed. when the
afternoon
DETROIT - A committee of 15,isues ov
representing a delegation of 2,00)0iandea hal
depositors in several Polish private a hal
banks who marched to the city hall The lon
today, asked Mayor Frank Murphy bidders.
to help them regain losses of about was sough
$3,000,000. The committee sugg: st- of 12-yea
ed to the mayor that the city take 2Offers we
over the property owned by the i per cen
banks and sell it to remunerate the ndebtedn
depositors. ury accept
The pro
1ZTVTAom . 'nnrl haf.i nay off $1

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Certificates and Bonds
Financing Program
Turned Down.
( y 11 s'i~ W el I'r"'?
4GTON, March 6. The
urned down bids right and
he $1,400,000,000 of bonds
icates being issued in the
ancing program. In all,
books closed Wednesday
the treasury found its
er-subscribed about two
f times.
gest paper had the most
Four times the amount
t on the $500,000,000 issue
r, 3 3-8 per cent bonds.
re double on the one-year
t issue of certificates of
ess, on which the treas-
ed about $600,000,000.
oceeds are to be used to
l,09,000,000 and five-year'

Sunday fu el ServiceI
JI. William 11. Worrell, associate
J:rofessor of Semitics, will address
Shw weekly services of the B'nai
Brith Hiliel foundation at 11:15
o'clock Sunday morning in the
Michigan League chapel, in the
plate of Rabbi Ber;nard Heller, who
left last night for Chicago to occu-
py the pulpit of Dr. Louis Mann of
the University of Chicago.
Wilbur Voliva 'Proves'
Columbus Was Wrong
NEW YORK, March 6.--Wilbur
Glenn Voliva, owner and over-lord
of the religious Zion City, Ill., pre-
sented "proof" today that the
earth is flat,
Here it is:
"If the earth were a globe, there
would have to be 8 inches curva-
ture in the first mile from any
given point, 32 inches curvature in I
two miles, ten and a half feet curv-
ature in four miles. The curvature
increases as a square of the dis-
tance. In 400 miles the curva-
ture would amount to 20.2 miles.
"A ship (w train might be able
to slide down such a hill, but can
you imagine how you would ever
get up the other side."
Mr. Voliva is on his way back to

WASHINGTON, March 6. One
result of the government's efforts
appears now to be a completion of
half the public building program
five years ahead of time.
Many buildings all over the coun-
try will be finished by the end of
1932. The remainder of the programI
as now drawn is intended to care
for every need of the next ten
years.
Besides the $341,000,000 alreadyl
appropriated or authorized for post-
offices, courthouses and other fed-
eral buildings, the latest allocation
proposed distribution of $155,000,-
000 all over the country, much of
it to cities which did not know they
were on the list.
The allocation, reported to con-
gress just before adjournment by
the treasury-postoffice interdepart-
mental committee, is subject to ex-
tensive revision, however, before
appropriations are asked.
Some of the cities omn thelist
were selected to meet the manda-
tory requirement of at least five
new buildings in each state. Others
were chosen because their postal.
receipts surpassed $20,000 a year
during 1929 and 1930.
Greet Players to Give
Two More Plays Today
Two more performances will be

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CHICAGO, March 6. -- The costs- -
of the correspondence c o u r s e s Lindbergh to Attempt
Beardsley Sperry took in marks-
manship were up today. NewAiSpeedRecord
Judge Daniel Trude added to
them by fining Beardsley $31 for (y Associated Presa
turning Michigan Ave. into an ani- BUe BANK, mak arh 6--Witt
mated shooting gallery, one speed mark already to the
credit of its sister ship, a swift
Two detectiYes who were puzzled monoplane which may assault oth-
at the sight of women leaping into er air records, waited in a hangar
the air found the explanation in here today for Col. Charles A. Lind-
Beardsley's air gun, with which he bergh.
was getting a little practical ex- Embodying a combined retract-
perience, from a room above the able landing gear-streamlining fea-
street. ture that is the product of Lind-
"What," asked the judge, "was bergh's brain, a trim Lockhee.
the idea?" Sirius plane proved its met tlc
"Just getting in some practlce," Thursday in the first long t e s I
said Beardsley. "It was more fun flight since the Lindbergh idea wa.
than a barrel of monkeys." adopted.
THIRD PARTY WILL ONLY MUDDLE
ENGLISH POLITICS, SAYS POLLOCK
Mosley's Leadership Brilliant }complish. But I think of their
Rather Than Sound, Is movement the same as I do about
Professor's Opinion. a third-party movement in the
_United States-namely that it is
An opinion that the party situa- ill-conceived. The only thing they
tion in Great Britain is "badly will be able to accomplish in the
muddled" and that continued ac- immediate present is to m a k e
tivities of the third party will onlyIthings more difficult for Ramsey

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DESIRED BY GANDHI1
Fruce Between Leader, Viceroy
Not to Halt Move Toward
Independence.
(By Associated Press)
NEW DELHI, India, March 6.-
,omplete independence--what the
Endian calls "purna swaraj"-is
vlahatma Gandhi's goal in his deal-
ngs with Great Britain, he told
-ewspaper correspondents today.
nis plans for complete self-gov-
rnment with "disciplined rule from
vithin" makes it possible for India
o remain within the British Em-
jirP, he said, "but our partnership
with England must be on terms of
ibsolute equality."
"Some of my associates believe
British statesmen Will never recon-
'ile themselves to absolute equality
for India," he said. "I may be a
visionary but I hold differently. I
see the day when New Delhi and
not Downing St., will be the center
of the Tndian nation

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