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Gained Wide Fame as Originator,
of Strategic Systems
of Coaching.

that his lieutenant was installed as
his successor. He held this position
until his death yesterday.
Rockne was a native of Norway.
He was born in Voss in 1888 and in
1893 his father, a carriage maker,'
came to the United States with his
wife, son and two daughters. Deadline of Appropriation Bills
During his schooling, he worked Established by Decision
for his tuition on a railroad in ad-
dition to his activeaparticipation in of House, Senate.

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Knute Kenneth Rockne, football
player, coach, and strategist, has
seldom been equalled in. any of
these three departments in the
- 1 great American sport.
Five Other Passengers, He was best known for his suc-
cess as head coach of football at
TWo Pilots Also Notre Dame, but during his col-
Die in Crash. lege course he was reputed to be
one of the best ends ever to repre-
sent the South Bend school. Hi,
BO D Y IDENTIFIED ideas about football were original
. -and the soundness of his system
California-Bound Plane is attested by the rank he gained
C among such noted coaches as Field-
Loses Wing Flying 'ing H. Yost, Amos Alonzo Stagg,
Through Fog. "Glenn S. Warnyr Bob Zuppke ant
Rockne was captain of the 1913
BAZAAR, Kan., Mar. 31.- ,/) team at Notre Dame, which went,
-Knute Rockne, Notre Dame tnrough t h e season undefeated.
football genius, plunged to his During the next four years he was
death with five fellow passengers assistant to Head Coach Jesse Har-
and two pilots on a trans-conti- per and when the latter retired at
nental and Western Air, Inc., air the end of the 1917 season, it was
liner today in the mid-Kansas largely upon his recommendation
grazing country near here.
The plane, California bound Yost Regrets Loss
from Kansas City, crashed on a of Gridiron Leader
farm, killing all eight occupants
instantly. Witnesses said the craft, Fielding H. Yost, director of
flying through clouds and fog, lost Michigan's intercollegiate ath-
a wing in the air and hurtled to Ictic program and coach of Mich-
the ground like 'a crippled bird. ia' otaltasfr2
First reports that there had ben years, issued a statement yester-
ani explosion in the air and that day afternoon following the re-
the wreckage burned proved un- port of the death of Knute K.
founded. Rockne, Notre Dame's football
White Identifies Body. wizard, in an airplane crash
The body of Rockne was identi- near Kansas City. The statement
fled by W. L. White, son of William I was as follows:
Allen White of the Emporia Ga- "Football has lost its most
zette. The famous coach boarded colorful character and outstand-
the plane just before its departure. ing coach in Knute Rockne. His
from Kansas City in mist anal rain,1 has been a remarkable leader-
at 9:15 a. m. He was bound for! ship in the division of modern
Hollywood to complete arrange- football. A Rockne-coached team
ments for the making of a feature ( played clean, hard, fast, versa-
talking picture and several short tile football and was never
subjects. ( beaten until the last whistle."
By a margin of minutes he miss- Coach Rockne and Coach Yost
ed seeing his son, Knute, jr., 14, and, were for years bitter rivals on
lly, 11, . ar Srisi the gridiron, their respective
where they are students at teams winnig the major section, J
rjoke school, at 8:15 a. m. 'They, a nid nationalchampionshiips
ere returning from a visit to their more times than any other uni-
mother at Coral Gables, Fla. Rockne versitics in the Middlewest.
was forced to leave the station 20 Harry G. Kipke, head coach at
minutes before their arrival in or-I the University, said:
der to reach the airport in time for "Knute Rockne has been a
his plane's scheduled departure at remarkable leader in the devel-
8:30. It was then held up 45 min- opment of modern football. His
utes by delayed mail. loss will be a decided blow to the
Notre Dame Mourns. I football world."
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Mar. 31.
(I)-Notre Dame and South Bend I
stood dazed and benumbed tonight, !D N MO EDIE T
still scarcely able to realiz thati
tragic death has taken Knute
Rockne from them.
Student body, school officials, C
priests, professors, and townsfolk,
from city officials to newsboys in
the streets, whispered over and over
to each other the same thing: "It Expect to Transfer Publication
isn't possible." Flags were lowered
to half staff by Mayor W. R. Hin- Offices to Ann Arbor
kle to remain so until after the in Future.
First Reports Donbted. The first edition of the Quarterly
First reports of the tragedy werc Journal of Speech official publica-
received in South Bend at noon, but i s o
they were unverified and no one on or the National Association of
Was willing to believe them. By 12:30 Teachers of Speech, under the di-
p.m. the Notre Dame campus was rection of Prof. G. E. Densmore, !
filled with anxious, but still hopeful new business manager and execu-
friends of "Rock." tive secretary, will appear tomor-
At 1:30 when verificatioi- came,
hundreds turned away silently and row.
went to Sacred Heart church where The. Journal, now in its seven-
they remained all afternoon. No one teenth year, has an international
could speak; no one could realize 1 circulation. Copies go to Canada,
that tragedy had snatched Rockne England, Russia, and many other
from Notre Dame. countries. The editor is Andrew T.
Weaver, of the University of Wis-
consin. The printing offices of the
publication are expected to be mov-
(Ry A t oed 'let) ed to Ann Arbor shortly, to facili-
tate the work of the business de-
(&y Assoriuy Pres>) nartment.
Tuesday, March 31, 1931 Professor Densmore is planning
to resign from his office in the
MANITEE-rs. ack ann iedMichigan Interscholastic Debating
of influenza here today. Mrs. Cann, league to have time for his new
who was the daughter of the late 1wrk

Gus Kitzingeer the president an T national convention of theI
founder of the Pcre Marquette Tentoa ovnino h
Steamship Co., will be buried in speech association will be held in
Milwaukee. Detroit, Dec. 28, 29, and 30, 1931.
__wk _ This is the first time the sessions
LUDINGTON - Officers of the f have been obtained for Michigan,,
Electric Tamper and Equipment largely through the efforts of the
Co., announced that the end of the University speech department.
week should see a full force of men
at work in their plant. The com- Senior Commencement
pany laid off a number of men be- Invitations Available
cause of slack business two months,
ago but have received orders neces- Announcements and invitations
sitating more men. j to the Commencement exercises in
MUSKEGON-H. T Paufield gen- June may now be ordered by sen-
iors of the literary college, it was
eral manager of the Michigan ( announced yesterday by Dean Es-
Transit Cornoration of Chicago. an- t. _ . .. s+---

athletics. As an undergraduate, he
took honors in chemistry and upon
completing his course, joined the
faculty as an instructor.
In 1914, he married Miss Bonnie
Skiles, of Sandusky, O. They had
four children.
As his fame as a football coach
and strategist increased, he wrote
I numerous articles and gave many
lectures throughout the country.
Rockne coached men were in con-
tinual demand at other universi-
ties and colleges.
In the midst of the 1929 season,
he was attacked with an infection
in his legs and was forced to di-
rect his team from a wheelchair.
Eckner Concurs With Opinion
That Bad Weather Caused
Dirigible Crash.
LONDON, Mar. 31.-(/P)-Leaking
gas i bags and bad weather were
held by a court of inquiry to have
caused the crash of the giant diri-
gible, R-1O1, on a hillside near
Beauvais, France, on the early
mornng .of Oct. 5 with the loss of
48 lives.
The conclusion in the report pub-
lished today closely agreed with
the opinion of Dr. Hugo Eckner',
commander of the Graf Zeppeliy
who testified at the inquiry.
The board discountenanced sug-
gestions that the start of the trip
was unduly accellerated because of
the wish of Lord Thomson, secre-
tary of state for air, who died in
the accident, to make the trip to

Goodwine Introduces Measure
to Withdraw Conservation
Commission Powers.
LANSING, Mar. 31. - UP) -- The
house completed its March calen-
dar today with a panorama of
I issues paraded before the member-
ship in the form of new bills on
taxation, apportionment, conserva-
tion, and appropriations.
With the deadline on appropria-
tion bills established for tomorrow
by concurrent resolution of the two
houses, members introduced seven
new measures today to spend state
Tobacco Tax Proposed.
The tobacco tax principle was
returned to the legislature after its
leading biennial sponsor, Senator
Peter D. Lennon, had announced
his abandonment of the proposal.
Representative Fred F. McEachron,
of Hudsonville, offered a bill pro-
posing the same tax and license
fees as in the Lunon measure and
providing that the revenue be ap-
portioned for the relief of school
districts and maintenance of the
teachers' retirementfund. The pro-
posed levy is 10 per cent of the
retail price of tobacco and one cent
for each 10 cigarets, while the
license fee would be $25 for whole-
salers and $5 for retailers.
McEachron Favors Measure.
Representative McEachron de-
lared his decision to resubmit the
tobacco proposal is in line with a
resolution adopted by the Michigan
Lduatii asoiation here last
weck suges Ithetax as a means
of getting school needs. He said he
had not conferred with the gover-
The anticipated measure to with-
draw the discretionary power now
granted the state conservation
commission for the closing of sea-
sons for game and fish was offered
by Representative John W. Good-
wine. Under his bill, the commis-
sion could not close a season with-
out a hearing. The measure is bit-
terly opposed by George R. Hogarth,
state conservation director, who
contends the continuance of such
a power is justified on the basis of
its judicious use by the commission.
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Common Production of Asphalt,
Gasoline Announced by
Rockefeller Institute..

President Assures Maintenance
of Present Tax if Limits
of Budget Are Kept.
Senate Leader Says No Change
Needed in Personnel of
Republican Solons.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 31.-(IPy-
Assurance was given by President
Hoover today that no tax increase
would be levied if Congress keeps
within the limits of the administra-
tion's recommendations for expen-
The statement was made at the
White House after a breakfast con-
ference between the executive and
Republican leader Watson of the
Reorganization Unnecessary.
It also was agreed that no im-
mediate need existed for reorgan-
ization of the Republican national
committee and that economic re-
habilitation of the country could be
accelerated by an adjournment of
political discussion.
"There will be no increase in
taxes," President Hoover said, "if
the next Congress imposes no in-
creases upon the budget or other
expenditure proposals which the
administration will present. But for
Congress to do this, the people
must co-operate to effectively dis-
courage and postpone consideration
of the demands of sectional and
group interests."
Watson Opposes Increase,
Senator Watson said after the
f conference he was unalterably op-
posed to a raise in taxes or a fed-
eral bond issue to take care of the
estimated $700,000,000 deficit facing
the treasury on June 30.
He believed the sale of short
term certificates such as the $100,-
000,000 so quickly oversubscribed
yesterday, could tide over the trea-
sury for some time, and that by
holding down expenditures next
year a tax boost could be avoided.
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Defense for Chicago Gangster
Rests Case; Parents
to Testify.
CHICAGO, Mar. 31.-(/P)---The de-
fense in Leo Brothers trial for the
slaying of Alfred (Jake) Lingle,
Tribune reporter, rested today with-
out putting the defendant on the
The defense took less than a day
to present its case which consisted,
like the state's, of testimony of
persons who were in or near the
Randolph street pedestrial tunnel
the day Lingle was shot down.
Eight witnesses for the prosecu-
tion had identified Brothers as the
man who threw down a pistol near
Lingle's body or the man who ran
from the murder scene. Today sev-
en persons, two of them women,
took the stand for the defense, and
asserted just as positively that
Brothers was not the man.
Throughout the trial his attor-
neys had said the defendant would
at least say he was not guilty, and
his mother, father and sweetheart
I said they were going to be witness-

Fire Rages Through Managua, Following Earth
Shocks; Business District, Foreign
Legations Are Destroyed.
NEW ORLEANS, Mar. 31.--(I')-The Tropical Radio
here received a report tonight that another quake shook Man-
agua at 9 p. m. No details were given in the message which
said "Another shock of fair intensity was felt at 9 p. m."
WASHINGTON, Mar. 31.-(/P)-Willard L. Baulac,
American charge d'affairs at Managua, advised the state de-
partment tonight that no loss of life had been reported among
the American civilian population.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Mar. 31 .-(IP)-Many Americans were
among the hundreds killed today in an earthquake and fire which
completely destroyed this city. The bodies of numbers of American
women and children have not been identified. The number of
injured was estimated at several thousand.
The quake struck at 10:10 a. m. (10::55 a. in. E. S. T.) and almost
immediately fire broke out, raging through the business district.
The American legation was destroyed. The British legation was left
in ashes. All Nicaraguan government offices were wrecked. Banks,
department stores and office buildings were burned to the ground.
Water mains burst and the streets were flooded. There was a
menace of serious water shortage. .
The United States marines, under the command of Colonel
Bradman, took charge, carrying the wounded and "the dead out of

the wreckage.

Reich Foreign Minister Defends
Proposed Austrian-German
Economic Agreement."
BERLIN, Mar. 31.-(A?)- Julius
Curtius, reich foreign minister, up-
holding the projected Austro-Ger-
man economic union against at-
tacks of the British and French

Marshal law was declared.
M a r i n e patrols were posted
throughout the devastated city.
Some estimates placed the num-
ber of dead at 1,000. It seemed
probable that the injured would
number many thousands,
Emergency Aid Given.
In tdhe only hospital left standing
do(Rctor s and nurser, most o Q ie
from1 the marine forces, gv wa
treatment they could 'to the hun-
dreds of seriously and slightly in-
Wall after wall crashed into the
streets, raising great clouds of dust
which served to add to the terror
of the flames and the flood.


foreign ministers, Arthur Hender- (By S. M. Craige, Tropical Radio
son and Aristide Briand, in an Company operator at Managua,
address to the reichsrat today, de-1 written for and personally trans-
mtted by radio to The Associated
dared that it violated no treaties 1 press.)
and was intended to fit into plans MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Mar. 31.
for better economic organization of --(IP)-More than 500 persons are
Europe. believed to have been killed and
dstudiously avoiding controversy,800 injured by an earthquake and
.td l . fire which reduced this city, capitol
he delved into the economic mo- -of the republic, to a smoky ruin
tives underlying the accord and at- {today.
tempted to refute Henderson's state-) Business Center Razed,
ment that' the manner in which it Not a stone was left standing in
was reachcl was calculated to the business center of the city
where several large hotels, banks
arouse suspicion and M. Briand' ;and business places, were located.
comment that it was a threat to Flames were devouring the wreck-
peace. age wrought by the earthquake.
"Economic worries brought the There were 11 separate earth
Austrian and German *nations to- shocks, coming within a period of
s it is economic two or three minutes shortly after
gether," he said."Iiseomcy
distress which urges us on." 10 a. m. These shut down the major
He briefly recapitulated the Ger- part of the city and fire broke out
almost immediately in the market
man-Austrian economic situation center. The flames traveled rapidly
and then declared: "We both expect westward before any move could
by 'co-ordinating our customs and be made to check their spread.
tiade relations to give new life to
improve and expand the economy
of both peoples.
."Our accord moves along the5 'lTE - HU*1[


India and back during the Imper- -%_A.
ial conference in London. Although INDIANAPOLIS, Mar. 31.-(/l')_
the report said the flight otherwise INDpAA OmIS, Mar y 3 ak
unquestionably would not have been In peat from the cranberry bark
started so soon, it added that all o New ersey, e n
concerned believed the ship would stitute has found an envine giving
be able to meet any emergency. animals immunity against one form
-_______ of pneumonia of the lung.
AsAsphalt can now be produced'
Aprilr0 Is Last Day simultaneously with gasoline in the
to Order Cars, Gowns same cracking still.
____ Both the pneumonia and asphalt
Seniors may order caps and gowns I discoveries were reported at the
until Friday, April 10, at Van Boven, ,American Chemical society meeting
incorporated, on State street, S. H. ; today.
Dinius, '31, chairman of the com- Envine are best known as the
mittee, stated yesterday. After that essentials in digestive fluid. The
date no orders will be taken. 'No peat envine digests part of the
deposit is necessary. pneumonia germ, especially his pro-
tective overcoat of "capsule,"suffi-
ciently so that the body's natural
Baptist Pastor Talks defense against disease do the rest.
at Second of Services' The discovery is a new field for
developing immunities, but has not
Rev. Frederick Cowin, of the I been brought to the stage of human
Church of Christ, preached last use. It was reported by Dr. Oswald
night at the First Baptist church, I T. Avery of the Rockefeller insti-
in the second of the union meet-I tute.
ings to be held throughout Passion I
Week. Rev. Alfred L. Klaer, of the Forensic Group Votes
First Presbyterian church, presided Coistitution Changes
at the meeting. 1 itil2 hne
In connection with the Passion C
week observances, student services Changes in the constitution of
are being held from 12:05 to 12:20 Alpha Nu to clarify rules regarding
o'clock each day during the period elections and membership were
at Harris hall, Episcopal student adopted last night by the society.
center. (A debate on the comparative ad-

lines of Pan-European co-operation.
We've enthusiastically welcomed all
plans for improving European or-
der by the closest possible co-opera-


Brilliantly Colored Cover Will the c a m p u s restaurants. This
Exemplify Season's month's article features "The Oper-
.aat s .rated" which has been seen on
Characteristics, the menus of Ann Arbor.
_ .--Gargoyle has made a selection of
Decked in brilliant colors and the most attractive chorus in the
featuring a number of campus oc- annual Junior Girls' Play and is
c "o sruact esincludi g, rnning this month a cut of their
Girls' Play, the spring number of "Harvard of the West," is the title,
the Gargoyle will make its first ap- of the center spread of the maga-
pearanee on the campus tomorrow zinc and rather substantiates the
morning. idea that Michigan is not the Har-
Although originally announced vard of the West. "Interesting Peo-
to appear today, delay in connec- ple - If You Like Them That Way,"
tion with some of the cuts caused gives the real happenings of the
the postponement for one day. Donohue-Warren-Klein-Merry em-
mLro n--nrfn f-nAni ci v

Bill Gives Administrative Board
Power to Dispose of
Public Lands,
LANSING, Mar. 31. -- (A) - The
Campbell bill authorizing the state
administrative board power to lease
and sell state lands for municipal
airports was shuttled back into the
senate transportation committee to-
day where it is expected it will die.
When the 'measure came up for
final action on the floor Senator
Herbert J. Rushton said the state
has "given the city of Lansing
enough," and moved that it be re-
ferred to the committee. His mo-
tion prevailed without protest.
Reports that the attitudes of
legislators was the result of strain-
ed relations between the city of
Lansing and members of the Legis-


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