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Measure to Abolish Presidential
Primary also to Repeal
Caucus System.

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Action Follows Announcement
of Probe of Suburban
M'Kay Says Bonds Were Bought
on Basis of Yield, Not
on Premiums.
DETROIT, Mar. 12.-(,P)-On the
heels of announcement that the
Wayne county grand jury was in-
vestigating bond issues of three
suburban municipalities, Gov. Wil-
bur M. Brucker revealed today in
Lansing that he had ordered an in-
quiry into purchases of these bonds
and others by Frank D. McKay for
state sinking funds during McKay's
term as state treasurer which end-
ed Jan. 1.
McKay Makes Defense.

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Recall Laws Would be Altered;
Party Enrollment Would
Also be Provided.
LANSING, Mar. 12.-(P)--Meas-
ures designed to carry out the re-
commendations of a special com-

Prisoner Gets Sin
Issue of Gargoyle
Even the Gargoyle finds its
way behind prison bars.
Yesterday, a money order for
50 cents was received at the
business offices of the campus
humor publication from convict
29224 at the Jackson State pri-
Gargoyle was sold out, but an
extra copy was soon secured
from one of the philanthropic
members of the staff and dis-
patched to the prison. The
money order was also returned.
Convict 29224 is Orie E. Brown,
former freshman intheeLaw
school, who is serving a sentence
of from six months to two years
for violation of'the prohibition
law. He was arrested, along with
two other students, in connec-
tion with a campus liquor ring.
Brown, to make certain the
delivery of the magazine, wrote:
"Please have my name and ser-
ial number on the wrapper."



President Ruthven,
Committee Discuss


of Appropriations.

mission which has been studying
the state election laws, were intro-
duced in the Legislature today.
The bills, which were offered by
Senator Claude H. Stevens, of High-
land Park, and Representatives C.
J. Brown of Mason, were accom-
panied by a special message from
Gov. Brucker commending them to'
the attention of the legislature.
Would Eliminate Caucus.
Outstanding among the changes
proposed are the abolition of the
presidential primary, repeal of the
caucus system in favor of election
of delegates to county, conventions
in all counties and a recast of the
recount statutes to clarify proced-
ure and avoid a repition of the
tangles encountered in the state-
wide recount last fall. Definite rules
covering the acceptance of ballots,
distinguishing marks and other
questions would be prescribed.
The recall laws would be altered
so a recalled officer would imme-
diately surrender his office and
would not be permitted to be a
candidate in the subsequent elec-
tion to fill the vacancy. This
amendment would prevent a situa-
tion such as that in the recent De-
troit mayoralty recall. Party en-
rollrnent 'is provided~. This would,
prevent persons from voting in a
party primary other than their

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Says His Name Is Pinky

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Bill Submitted in Legislature
to Fix Present Budget
At $4,500,000
President Alexander Grant Ruth-
ven visited in Lansing yesterday
morning to discuss the ' financial
situation which now exists between
the state and the University with
Gus T. Hartman, of Houghton,
chairman of the house ways and
means committee. Following this,
although he had not gone with this
intent, he also discussed the situa-
tion unofficially with the commit-
Dispatches from Lansing yester-
day afternoon stated that Repre-
sentative Miles M. Callaghan, of
Reed City, has introduced two bills
in an attempt to cut the appropria-
tions for the University. The first
bill set the limit at $4,000,000 and
the second one increased this
amount by $500,000. Chairman{

The inquiry centered about the
purchase by McKay of $2,285,800
worth of bonds issued by the vil-
George W. Norris, lages of St. Clair Shores, Garden
Republican senator from Nebras- City, and Inkster at a premium of
ka, who made an appeal for the $154,909.87. The Detroit News said
election of a "progressive president" today it had ascertained that the
in 1932 at the conference of politi- purchases at premium prices, were
cal independents yesterday. "We made after the municipalities had
need another Roosevelt," he stated. advertised vainly for buyers at par!
through customary channels.
From his home in Grand Rapids,
former treasurer McKay said the
bonds in question were purchased
not by premium but on the basis
of yield, and declared, "I struck a
good bargain." He said that every
bond his office purchased was
E bought only after it had been ap-
Norris Requests Progressive Man proved by "one of the most reput-
for Office at Meeting able law firms in the country." Of
of Independents. the purchases of the village bonds
.in question, McKay declared, "there
was nothing extravagant about it,
WASHINGTON, Mar. 12.---01)---- I nor was there anything irregular
The conference of political inde'=about it."
pendents focused its attention on Voorhies Takes Case.
the 1932 presidential race in its I
closing hours today with a demand Governor Brucker said in Lansing
I_ s__ .. . i today that he had known for some

General Motors Official to Act
as Chairman; New Governors
Announced by Club.

To limit legislative fields in dis-
tricts serving more than one legis-
lator, the number of signatures re-
quired on nominating petitions
would be increased to five per cent,
or a fee of $250 would be deposited,
to be refunded only to those nom-.
inated. Several changes in the cor-
rupt practices act are suggested,
along the line of definitely fixing
responsibility for campaign ex-
penditures and more publicity rela-
tive to campaign expense accounts.
The commission reported to the
governor that the present law "is
largely ineffective because it does
not prevent the expenditure of
large sums of money, for purposes
which tend to give the advantage
to the man with the longest purse."

ly Senator Norris for the election t t i were being
.of a .progrcsive president." made and that he had placed the
Rejecting President Hoover as a matter in the hands of attorney
"power trust" man, the Nebraska general Paul W. Voorhies, who will
Republican also gave notice to the act "without restriction."
Democrats that a candidate chosen "The attorney-general has laid
on the platform offered by Chair- some data before me, and I have
man Raskob would not do. authorized him to go into the cir-
Political tongues were set to cumstances of t h e s e purchases
wagging by the Nebraskan's decla- thoroughly," he said.
ration that "we need another1
Roosevelt." Asked if he meant Gov-
ernor Roosevelt of New York, prom- j
ieintly mentioned Democratic can- J
didate, Senator Norris smiled and
said, "I never thought about that." iRDIrv i 1i uln l

A o c b u Hartman recently stated that the4
C. H. Lang, a director of the first proposal was too low, accord-
Alumni association and comptrol- ing to press representatives in Lan-
Ier of the budget of the General sing.
Electric c o m p a n y, Schenectady, Mill Tax Cut Considered.
N. Y., will be the out-of-town speak- Yesterday's informal meeting be-
er for the annual banquet of the tween Hartman and Dr. Ruthven is
University of Michigan club of Ann thought to have settled definitely
Arbor which will be held Wednes- the University's attitude as far as
day, March 18, at the Union. a reduction is concerned. In his
Dr. Hugh Beebe, chairman of the recent general appropriations bill,
arrangements committee, announc-
ed that O. E. Hunt, vice president Gov. Wilber M. Brucker fixed the
of the General Motors corporation, laximum ap ropria1ion from the
will serve as toastmaster. The Men's would hold forth662,8next tT is rar
Glee club of the University will Iand is far short of the $5,068,000
take a prominent part in the enter- which the University would receive
tarnent eaird, Prof. John if the limit were removed.
Brur .fm, of the fourrolism depart-I Brucker Favored Cut.
ment, and George J. Burke have The request for the full six-
ben addd to the barkd of gohvetenths Mill tax met with opposition
eend ao the A oar clu gov-t both in the legislature and by Gov-
ernors of the Ann Arbor club, it iernor Brucker. Dr. Ruthven, after
was stated late yesterday afternoon ernr Bruce. thven afer
aftr bllos astby ctve embrsissuing a statement that, in view
after ballots cast by active members of the economic depression, the
had been counted: University would ask for no addi-
T*AT1 E.E tional appropriations this year,
R iDS~ H ER E CITED fsaid that it was no more than fair
AS DRYS' FAILURE that the legislature should grant
the institution the maximum Mill
tax in view of the loss of other
Illinois Solon Points Out Campus sources of income. Decline in the
in Repeal Argument. building plans, inadequate faculty
salaries, and general degradation
Raidis on five Michigan fraterni- I of the University personnel and
ties wem cited as evidence that equipment would result from any
prohibition was degrading the reduction in the Mill tax, the Presi-
youth of the land" yesterday by dent inferred.
Representative T h o m a s O'Grady,
Chicago Democrat, in the Illinois
legislature, according to an Asso-
ciated Press dispatch. PD 121 C M E C
O'Grady, in a bill proposed to the
state assembly, seeks repeal of the
search and seizure act,Illinois' pro- 1 O R A
hiiin nfnrmnflly0 M W

NEW YORK, Mar. 12.-(P)-The
case before Magistrate Michael
Ford involved the ownership of a
cat, called on the one hand "Tom"
and on the other "Pinky." John
Bonner, a porter, said the cathbe-
longed to him. Mrs. Catherine
Borrho said it was hers.
The cat, wrapped in a blanket,
was prettied up for the occasion
with a red ribbon and an orna-
mental chain. It was held in the'
arms of Mrs. Borrho'sdaughter.
"It's my cat," said Bonner. "I'll
show you."
Tom was put down on the floor.
Bonner hooped his arms.
"Jump, Tom!" he coaxed.
The cat yawned and began wash-
ing his face with that circular
motion beauty experts recommend.
He declined to jump. 0
Mrs. Borrho's daughter then had
a try.
"Pinky!" she commanded. "Wink
at the judge."
The cat turned its head solemnly
toward the judge and executed an
unmistakable wink.
"My, my," said the court to the
young Miss Borrho. "It's your cat."
Economy Program, St. Lawrence
Waterway, Farm Measures
Face Parliament.
OTTAWA, Ont., March 12.-(P)
The tariff, a governmental economy
program, farm relief and the St.
Lawrence Waterways awaited con-
sideration of the second session of
Canada's seventeenth Parliament,
opening today.
It might be described as the first
"regular" session of the present
Parliament, since the first session
called last fall to deal with unem-
ployment lasted only two weeks.
The tariff, it has been indicated,
will be the focal point of the entire
session. A general revision of the
schedules has been forecast for
some time, a thousand briefs have
been showered on the government
and a number of public hearings
have been held.
What the government is going to
do about the tariff wil not be known
until the finance minister, R. B.
Bennett, who is also premier, pre-
sents the budget. At the emergency
session last fall textile duties were
given a sharp increase, some iron
and steel rates were advanced and
there were increases in certain of
the agricultural schedules.
The purpose was to increase em-
ployment in Canada providing a
larger home market. It is expected
that a large number of additional
changes will be made during this
More Than 600 Students Borrow
During Current Period.
More than 600 students have
been granted loans by the Univer-
sity committee, J. A. Bursley, dean
of students, announced yesterday
afternoon in a summary of the
work done during the first six
months of the present school year.
This number includes a total of 545
distributions between Sept. 15, 1930,
and Jan. 31, 1931. Added to this
figure are those made since the be-
ginning of the present semester,
totaling 136.
The amount of money issued to
date is $89,736.85, of which $76,-
187.25 was issued before Feb. 1.

This number of loans is much
greater than the normal amount,
the requests for loans being about
double this year, it was said,
Debate Teams Speak
on College Athletics
Abolition of differences between
professionalism and amateurism in
college sports to which admission
fees are charged was debated last
night in Laboratory theatre by
teams from the University of South

Discovery of Drinking
on Campus Starts
for Re-Instatement
of Fellows.
ST. PAUL, Mar. l2.-(/P)-Re-
ports of drinking and bootlegging
at the University of Minnesota
Farm School brought suspension
to .17 students today and a threat
of investigation of the liquor sit-
uation at the University of Min-
nesota by the legislature.
Simultaneously, University of
Minnesota authorities announced
they were investigating suspected
liquor law violations near the cam-
pus. An official statement said that
"bootleggers and purveyors of liquor
have been increasing their activi-
ties around the campus at a rapid
rate," and President Lotus D. Coff-
man, declared he wanted "a gen-
3ral clean-up" of the situation.
Principal Orders Action.
J. o. Christianson, acting princi-
pal of the Farm school, an acade-
mic institution similar to a high
school, ordered the suspensions.
Teni of the students involved
later appeared at thestate capitol
with the avowed intention of ap-
pealing to the legislature from the
orderpreventing completion of
preceded an announcement by
Representative Joseph Kozlak, Min-
neapolis, that he would introduce
a resolution in the house tomorrow
calling for a legislative nvesg-
tion into the University 1
Students Accused.
The acting principal accused two
of the students of selling liquor and
said those suspended had been
under surveillance for some time,
adding they would not be permitted
to return to school "if I have any-
thing to say about it." Their names
were withheld. Fellow students cir-
culated a petition for their rein-
Edward E. Nicholson, clean of
student affairs at the University
of Minnesota, began an investiga-
tion into illicit liquor trade near
the campus, aided by federal pro-
hibition authorities who raided two
places near the university this week.
over January."
Secretary of Labor Finds Proof
of Upward Business Trend
in Labor Statistics.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 12.-(P)-
Secretary William N. Doak today
reported there had been a general
increase in the volume of industrial
employment during February, Doak
based his announcement on De-
partment of Labor statistics.

lie said the Increase constituted
the first satisfactory indication of
a general upward trend since the
stock market collapsed in October,
"The volume of employment in-
dex of bureau of labor statistics for
manufacturing industries for Feb-
ruary will show a gain of 1.4 per
cent in employment in February
over that of January of this year,"
the Secretary's statement said. "The
volume of payrolls will show an in-
crease of 7.5 per cent in February
Club Elects Officers
At a reorganization meeting of
the Youngstown-Michigan club held
last night in the Union, Kenneth
M. Lloyd,-'32L, former president of
the Union, was elected president of


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India Round Table Conference,
Will Probably be Held


1 Board. City

Engineer Consider

State Bulletins
(Py A snrad Press)
Thursday, March 12, 1931
SAGINAW--It has been discover-
ed that Frank Kartzaski, 35, a pat-
ient at the county contagion hospi-
tal whose case was first diagnosed
as spinal meningitis, is a victim of

1S7 s-; -^'e'L in Autumn.
I r ntative Operation Plans___
LCNDON, Mar. 12--(/P)-The nextI
Tentative plans for the new city round table conference on India
water system and reservoir, for will be held in London probably
wich a boncd issue of $325,000 was i early in the autumn, and Prime
autho ized -in recentdcity elections, Minister Ramsay MacDonald said
art, being considered by, the city tonight there were hopes that Ma-
. water beard and the office of George; hatma Gandhi would attend an
A. 5Sandenburgh, city engineer, ac-'earlier meeting here, that of the
cording to a statement made by Indian federal structure committee.
Harrison H. Caswell, water board Th

ulon enoreement aw.
'"You laughed at me," he said


Start Operations


sleeping sickness. Kartzaski, who manager, yesterday.
is married and has two children, The chief operations now being
has been asleep since Friday, defy- carried on under the direction of
ing all efforts to waken him. the city engineer are selection of
a fitting site for the reservoir, and
STANTON -- The M e t h o d i st surveying of the ground. No actual
church, erected here in 1873, was construction will be carried on un-
destroyed by fire today-at an esti- til spring, according to Caswell. As
mated loss of $12,000. The entire yet no contract has been let by ,the
contents of the building were des- city for the job, but officials hope
troyed. Insurafce of only $3,500 to be able to complete the entire
was carried. The blaze, which is project during this year.
believed to have been started by . - -- --~~~~~~
an overheated furnace, endangered Iendelbaum Winners
nearby buildings for a time but . A b a
they escaped damage. ~nnounced ySadler

s tI jwere rUgU ,n ouL Ls
afternoon and tonight during im-
portant debate on the Indian situ-
"The committee's report (this
body was named by the first round
table conference to study a plan
for eventual dominion status in In-
dia) indicates," said Mr. MacDon-
ald, "that the big points have to

pointing to the gallery, "when I
said prohibition was degrading the
youth of the land, but the very
day we passed the repeal bill in the
house, fraternity houses at the Uni-
versity of Michigan were raided for
Michigan Club to Give
Banquet for Ruthvens
President Alexander G. Ruthven
and Mrs. Ruthven will be honored
tonight by the University of Mich-
igan club of Detroit at a banquet
in their honor at the Book Cadillac


LANSING-The name of Oscar E.
Kilstrom, recently reappointed as
a member of the board of managers
of the Michigan Soldiers' home by
Governor Brucker, was not includ-
ed in the list of appointees approv-
ed by the senate today. The senate
committee on appointments with-
held his name and it was under-
stood that another name may be
Isent to replace Kilstrom.
DETROIT- State Representative
Walter Kanar, 30, Hamtramck, was
iivnApr a. f'rtjra1 ind~ictmniith tAYniei

Awards of three $300 scholarships
from the Samuel Mendelbaum fund
were announced yesterday by Dean
H. C. Sadler of the engineering col-
Those who received the awards
were William Mikulas, '32E, August
G. Trometer, '32E, and William H.'
Yenni, '32E.-
The scholarships are awarded
to engineering stUde'ntg who 'have
maintained a scholastic average of1
2.5 or. higher, and who have earned
all or a major portion of their col-
1 £~ArP PxPI PPc.q .

be discussed together. hotes.
"We hope that when they come- Prominent alumni from all parts
I cannot say we have been official- of the state will hear the president
ly told but hope is so strong that speak on the highlights of 1931.
it almost goes beyond the frontiers Regent R. Perry Shorts, of the Uni-
of hope-that congress representa- versity, Charles F. Kettering, scien-
tives, Mr. Gandhi himself, for in- tist and humorist, and Frank Cody
stancewill be here." will also speak.
Sociology and Economics Groups conductor of the economics class,
Will Submit Questionnaire the 29 members of the two classes,
to 380 Undergraduates, will approach and present question-
naires to 110 women in the literary,
First steps in the task of deter- education, and graduate schools,
mining the results of the current and to 270 men in the engineering,
economic depression on student life, literary, medical, and law schools.
which is being undertaken this The students have been selected
,mEaf~r _inintlU bh classin the c'ntirc~lu - , r~ndn,

Arizona Protests Bill
in Supreme Court.
LAS VEGAS, Nev., Mar. 12.-UP)
-The taming of the Colorado River
was begun today when actual work
was started on Hoover Dam, a mon-
umental engineering effort, fitting-
ly placed in a wild section that has
been atland of romance since the
sixteenth century.
The turbulent stream which draws
its volume from seven states before
emptying into the Gulf of Califor-
nia, has been the object of study
by Government engineers for more
than 40 years.-
Annual Charity Tea
Will Feature Dancer
Theodore J. Smith, the foremost'
teacher of authentic Spanish dan-
ces in the United States, will pre-
sent a series of dances at 2 o'clock
Saturday afternoon in the ballroom
of the League, it washannounced
last night by Mrs. Julio del Toro,
general chairman ofthe annual
charity tea of the Good Will Circle
of the King's Daughter which will
be given at that time.
Mr. Smith will offer several typi-
cal regional dances during the pro-
gram. He will be assisted by his
partner Miss Esther Grimshaw and
accompanied by Miss Edith Moore

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