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Juan Bautista Aznar,
Premier, Organizes


De La Cierva Promises Liberty
With Lifting of State

(By Associated Press)
MADRID, Feb. 19.-Admiral Juan II
Bautista Aznar, who views himself
as a simple sailor called to lead Gen. Leopoldo Saro (left), former chief of King Alfonso's palace
Spain out of the waters of discon- guard, and Gen. Martinez Anido (right) were mentioned as possible
orC a nm n-.toy ,1iMtai-rombhi in m in

tent, tonight completed organiza-
tion of the conservative monarch-
ist cabinet he heads as premier.
The swearing in of ministers was
completed today and the cabinet
held its first meeting for a definite
declaration of policy, which is
mainly to restore economic and
political normality and to seek
modification of certain sections of
the constitution of 1876.
Country Remains Calm.
In the meantime the country re-
mains calm but the opposition is
already speaking of refraining from
participating in elections to be
called by the government.
They also criticized the new gov-
ernment, saying it is too close to
the king and thus will lose its
The republicans continue attack-
ing the monarchy but the socialist
attitude will not be known until
Saturday when the directors of the
Spanish socialists and the General|
Union of Workers will decide.
But monarchists of all classes
have expressed their adherence to
the monarchy, expressing jubila-
tion over the solution of the crisis.
Provinces Are Loyal.
Numerous personalities h a v e
signed the albums in the royal.
palace and many telegrams have
been received from the provinces
and also from abroad, confirming
allegiance to the throne.
The new ministers sworn in to-
day were Juan Ventosa, finance;
Admiral Luis Rivera, marine, and
Antonio Gascon y Marin, who were
unable to take the oath yesterday
at the same time as their col-
A promise that the censorship
would be lifted when possible was
given at this ceremony by Juan de
la Cierva, minister of public works
and father of the inventor of the
autogyro, who declared: "The gov-
ernment desires to give the people
liberty. The censorship will be lifted
as soon as those who demand it
make this possible."
State Bulletins
(fay Associated Presss
February 19, 1931.
TRAVERSE CITY--An effort to
enlist all members of chambers of
commerce in the state to fight the
proposed reduction of four fire ap-
propriations in the administration's
budget bill now under considera-
tion at Lansing was started by the
local chamber today. James T.
Milligan, president of the Traverse
City chamber of commerce, said
the conservation department's for-
est ┬░fire division would be helpless
if the p r o p o s e d budget goes
SAGINAW-Officials of the Con-
sumers Power Co. today announced
that construction of a 54-mile high
pressure gas line will be started
next month. The project, which will
cost $326,000, will serve eight Sag-
inaw and Tuscola county towns. It
was made possible by securing fran-
chises from villages and townships
through which the line will pass.
CADILLAC-Mrs. F r e d Suther-
land, 67, former president of the
ninth district Women's Christian
Temperance Union, is dead at her
home here following an illness.

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Suffers Unhappiness
Retaining Power,
Marie States.

"Lives of princes and princesses
were very lonely," said G x a n d
Duchess Marie last night in a lec-
ture on "My Old World Background
for a Modern Life." "We had very
few friends as children that we
were allowed to play with. Those +
few were not permitted to call us,
by our first names, and if their be-
haviour did not come up to stand-
ard, if they were considered too
rowdy, they were not permitted to
come again."
The life of royalty is not all hap-
piness, according to the Duchess.
"My brother and I were jealous of
the children who came to see us,"
she continued. "They seemed hap-
pier, and lived more intimately with
their parents. With us, the differ-
ence in generations was not easily
bridged. Our father generally saw
us twice each day - once in the
afternoon, and in the evening when
he used to read to us before we
went to bed. Our drives in the
afternoon were regular ceremonies.
We went out in a carriage, attend-I
ed by coachmen and footmen in
their royal liveries. When we stop-'
ped to walk around, soldiers and
officers saluted, and crowds watch-
ed us and followed us."
The revolutionary period did not
first bring her in touch with mur-
der and assassination. "During the1
Russo-Japanese war, there was a
great deal of dissension and un-
popularity," she said. "At that time
we were living with my uncle, who7
was governor of Moscow. One eve-'
ning on the way to the theatre, an1
attempt was to be made to assassi-
nate him. However, the man who I
was to have given the signal was+
afraid, and we all escaped death.+
Because of the danger, our Uncle
rode alone all the time, and two1
days later he was murdered." ,
"After his death, my aunt want-'
ed to shut herself in a convent, but+
she had to take care of me.-

House to Postpone
Liquor Probe Here
(Bv Associa fed Press)
LANSING, Feb. 91 ----The house
indicated today it will take no
action on a resolution recom-
mending an investigation of liq-
uor conditions at the University
of Michigan until next week.
Action on the recommendation
submitted by the rules and reso-
lutions committee was deferred
today in view of the absence
from the session of Representa-
tive Frank P. Darin, of Detroit,
sponsor of the original resolu-
tion asking for a joint probe by
the house and senate. Repre-
sentative Darin is not expected
to attend the Friday session.
Pleading for more time to con-
siderthe recommendation, Rep-
resentative Andrew I-. Harnly,
Saginaw Baptist minister, said
he had not determined whether
the investigation was intended
to be "a smoke screen to divert
attention froi conditions at the
University or an honest inquiry
into moral conditions at the in-


500 Highway Delegates Registeft
for Engineering School '
Brucker, Ruthven Will Address
Engineers at Michigan
Union Tonight.
Automobile owners could s a v e
thousands of dollars each year if
the state would maintain better
roads, was the statement of Prof.
Roger L. Morrison, of the highway
engineering department, who spoke
yesterday afternoon at the Union
on "Sidelights on Highway Econo-
mics" before the seventeenth an-
nual highway engineering confer-
Professor Morrison stated that
the average motor vehicle is worth
five cents per mile, and since they
are made for speed the roads must
be built wider and smoother. He
also emphasizedthat stoplights
should not be placed at intersec-
tions where traffic is light.
Engineers Register at Union.
More than 150 additional engi-
neers from all parts of the state
registered today at the Union. Total
registration figures now stand at
approximately 500. The conference
is being sponsored by the engineer-
ing college in cooperation with the
* Hon. Wilber M. Brucker, gov-
* ernor of the state, and Grover *
C. Dillman, state highway com- *
- missioner of Michigan have *
* been obtained to address the *
* banquet of the seventeenth an-
* nual highway engineering con-
* ference to be held tonight at *
the Union. *
President Alexander G. Ruth- *
v yen will be present and will *
' deliver a short message of *
, greeting to the group. Otto
* Hess, president of the Michigan *
, association of road commission- *
* ers and engineers will preside *
and Prof. John L. Brumm, of I
the department of journalism, 'I
will act as toastmaster for the *I
affair. *

The Interfraternity Council,
in conjunction with University
officials, is attempting a solu-
tion of the fraternity problem,
it was announced last night by
James Ward, '31E, president,
of the council.
"A committee has been ap-
pointed by the Council," stated
Ward, "which isworking with
IDean Bursley and President
Ruthven in an effort to bring
about closer cooperation be-
tw een the administration and
tefraternities. If a suitable
system can'be worked out, it
'may be presented to the Uni-
versity Senate for action."
The committee consists of
Ward, Robert Crane, '31; Kas-I
per Halverson, '31; Hollister,
Mabley, '31 ; William Gentry,
'31 ; Jack Dobbin, '33L; Gurney
Williams, '31 ; Jack Rose, '31
Howard Gould, '32; and Wal-
lace Wessels, '31.


Both Parties Approve
Bill as Passed
by House.
World W a r Veterans
May Borrow on
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, F e b. 19-
The Senate passed the veterans
bill tonight, 72 to 12, completing
one of the most devastating routs
of the administration on capitol
hill in the term of President Hoo-
The measure to which t h e
President only yesterday voiced
his vigorous objection was rush-
ed through the Senate with not
only the votes of 34 Republicans
for it but with the support of
many of t h e s e administration
members in debate also.
Applause rang from the galleries
and the floor as the overwhelming
majority was announced by Vice-
President Curtis at the completion
of the roll call shortly after 6 p. m.
Veterans Can Borrow Money.
The, bill would allow World War
veterans to borrow up to half the
amount of the face value of their
compensation certificates, an aver-
age of $500 to each of the 3,400,000
ex-service men.
Ti w, a s r aCCtA e vd , i t. S 4n




Pitzgerald Submits Measure
Retain Administration of
Driving Licenses.




(By Associated Press)
LANSING, Feb. 19.-The ground-
Work for a major division over an
administration proposal was laid in
the legislature today.
Alarmed over a prospective exe-
cutive message on an automobile
drivers registration bill, friends ofs
Frank D. Fitzgerald, secretary of
state, rushed a measure simultan-
cously into both branches, designed
to retain in the state department
the division issuing drivers and
chauffeurs licenses. Charles Rubi-
ner, assistant attorney general, and
drafter of the administration mea-
sure, had prepared a message in
a bill proposing to shift the issu-
ance of the license to the depart-
ment of public safety. The Fitzger-
ald adherents, by prompt action,
forged into the legislature with
their measure first. It is expected
the administrative proposal will be
submitted in a day or two.
On the surface the conflicting
bills were merely measures dealing
with a technical detail. Under-
neath, however, there was great
activity and strong feeling. Fitz-
gerald, when he learned that the
administration reregistration bill
provided for taking from him the
issuance of 2,000,000 operators li-
censes, intimated he viewed the
move as an "unfriendly" gesture.
The state department, he said, has
the machinery for issuing licenses
and is acquainted with the work.
To remove so important a branch
of the state department during his1
first term as secretary of state
could be construed only as a slap,
he said.

Frank Collins Emerson,
Governor of Wyoming and well
known Michigan alumnus who suc-
cumbed early yesterday following
an operation. Governor Emerson
was one of the most influential en-
gineers in the West and a member
of the famous Colorado river irri-
gation commission.
Death Following Operation Ends
Brilliant Career of Noted
Alumnus, Governor.
Frank Collins Emerson, '04E, gov-
ernor. of Wyoming and world re-
nowned engineer, died at Chey-
enne, Wyo., early yesterday morn-
ing after complications had set in
following an operation Tuesday
from which he never rallied. Gov-
ernor Emerson was one of the most
prominent men in the University
and had been a visitor in Ann Arbor
as recently as Jan. 31 when he at-
tended and was a speaker at the
fourth Michigan Engineering con-
Shortly after receiving his degree,
Governor Emnerson was attracted to
Wyoming because of the possibilities
of the field of civil and irrigation
engineering which that state of-

the identical form
House approved it

Ban' Johnson Confined to
Louis Hospital; Grows
Steadily Worse.

ne zenaro in
in which the
363 to 39 on


(1y Associated Press)
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 19.-The condi-
tion of Byron Bancroft Johnson,
for many years baseball's dominant
figure, grew steadily worse tonight
while Mrs. Johnson, rushed to his
bedside from her home at Spencer,
A blood transfusion was perform-
ed today but it was followed by a
chili, and attendants at St. John's
hospital, where the veteran base-
ball leader has been confined since
Jan. 26, said his condition was more
unfavorable tonight. Earlier in the
day his condition had been report-
ed as unchanged.
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Disorderly Conduct' Charges
Not Original, Daily Files Show
HE recent raids by the police 'one of the "observant officers," who
upon five of the campus fra- immediately took the entire group
ternities and the subsequent ar- to the police station where, in the]
rest of 79 students are not nearly words of The Daily's account, "the:
as novel to the Michigan campus next morning Pro'secutor Burke
as is generally believed. In fact, gave t h e offenders a gruelling
it is just 20 years ago this week, 'third degree' examination which
according to The Daily for 1911, lasted about two and a half hours,
that the arrest of a student who as a result of which the students
made a clean breast of the whole

Michigan state highway depart-
ment and the Michigan Association
of Road Commissioners and Engi-
Two sessions were devoted to
technical discussions of highway
engineering problems yesterday
morning and afternoon. Grover C.
Dillman, state highway commis-
sioner of Michigan presided at the
morning session in the assembly
(hall of the Union. Three discussions
of pavement problems were given
by men preeminent in this field.
De Glopper Presides.
The afternoon sessio nwas pre-
sided over by Martin De Glopper,1
business manager of Michigan state
highway department. The first ad-
dress was that of Prof. Morrison.
"Design of Concrete Pavement" was
discussed by Paul M. Tebbs, assist-
ant chief engineer of the Pennsyl-
vania state highway department
and C. F. Fisher, county superin-
tendent of highways in Champaign
county, Illinois, spoke on "Single
Lane Concrete Highways."
Porto Rico Debating
Team to Meet Varsity
The University of Porto Rico's de-
bating team will appear in Ann
Arbor next Thursday, Feb. 26, at
Hill audiuorium in a contest with
a picked University of Michigan
team. The debate is being sponsored
by the Oratorical Association.
The visitors will uphold the nega-
tive of the question, "Resolved:
that the American policy of armed
intervention in the Carribean re-
gion should be continued."
Three experienced men have been
chosen to represent the University,,
Howard Simon, '32L, Lawrence
Hartwig, '31, and Nathan Levy, '31.
They have ben at work for several
weeks preparing their case.

fered. As a state engineer he served
on the commission from Wyoming
at the conference which drafted
the Colorado river division-of-
water project, a task which was of
vital importance to seven western
.TRIP TO NEINstates in the Colorado basin.
On Jan. 3, 1927, he was electedI
governor of Wyoming, thus making
Genoans Fete Italian Aviator, him, at 45, one of the youngest
Trans-Atlantic state executives in the United
Crew as TStates. He was re-elected to office
Flight Is Hinted, and had served but a short part of
his new term at the time of his
('y Associater Press) death.
GENOA, Italy, Feb. 18.-General
Italo Balbo, returning in triumph Orrie Brown Examined
from his recent flight to Brazil, 1 in lot Machine Case
hinted tonight that he plans to;
lead a formation flight to New Demanding an examination on a
York. second charge, Orrie Brown, former
Genoa was a riot of bunting and Law school freshman, will be given
cheering crowds when the Steamer a hearing next Wednesday before
Justice Payne on a charge of pos-
Comte Rosso warped into the dock essig a slot machine.
and Balbo, followed by his 43 com- Brown was arrested several weeks
panions on the Brazil flight, march- ago :long with Robert K. Custer
ed through the lane of the black and Alan Thompson in connection
shirt militia to the city hall where with a campus liquor ring. Custer,
Mayor Broccardi gave him the key a senior in the school of education,
to the city. Is at liberty on $2,500 bond, while
Tonight there was a reception Thompson was released on his own
and Balbo, briefly rehearsing his recognizance.
great adventure, said he and his Brown is being held in the countyy
I crew~ were rP lrvinor an euvn J ril inr pfo,-1+ ,of (1,1 Orin nl nn n I-

Bolstered with these tremendous
majorities the legislation will be
sent to the White House tomorrow
and a certain veto was forecast.
Senator Harrison, Democrat, Mis-
sissippi, asserted in the Senate to-
day it would be passed over the
veto and the Republican leaders
tonight conceded this was probable.
Alarmed that the measure might
be killed by a pocket veto without
returning it to Congress before ad-
journment was stilled late in the
day by semi-official word from the
White House that Mr. Hoover would
veto it within 48 hours.
Democrats Support Solidly.
Democrats voted solidly for the
loan measure which was advanced
as a compromise for the full cash
payment of the certificates advo-
cated by many.
Senators Watson, of Indiana, and
McNary, of Oregon, the Republican
leaders, joined in the party bolt
to support the bill.
Watson will support the veto as
the administration leader but there
was little indication that any oth-
ers would switch over to help sus-
tain the veto.
Of the 12 who did not vote only
four were paired against the meas-
ure, thus giving the opposition a
total strength in the Senate of 16,
far less than the required one-third
plus one necessary to sustain a
presidential objection.
German Group, Under Auspices
of Play Production, Will
Present Passion Play.
The Freiburg Passion Play, a 700-
year-old drama portraying the life
of Christ, will open at 8:15 o'clock
tonight in Hill auditorium for its
first performance. Two more shows
will be given, one matinee tomor-
row afternoon and a second eve-
ning presentation tomorrow night.
Play Production is sponsoring the
presentation of this play, which is
older than the passion play by
more than 500 years. The leading

claimed to be a freshman engineer
on a charge of "disorderly conduct"
led to the jailing of one William C.
Binder proprietor of the Central
hotel and honorary president of
the Imperial club.
Binder was arrested and charg-
ed, Feb. 23, 1911, with violation of
the state liquor laws-selling liquorI
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The upshot of the incident was
the break-up of the Imperial club
which was "in every respect an
ideal society," according to The
Daily. "There were no officers, di-
rectors, by-laws, or dues;" the ac-
count continues, "only an initia-
tion fee of twenty-five cents for. .."
r"'T'hp. rps of the' studntnfranc

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