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Ruins Yield 600 Bodies;
Death Toll May
Reach 1000.
Few Houses Standing;
Water Mains Burst
From Shock.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Apr.
1. - (P) - Twenty-five thousand
hungry, half-clad refugees camp-
ed tonight in the Nicaraguan hills
overlooking the mass of smoking
ruins which was their home until
yesterday's terrific earthquake
laid this city waste.
Officially there are 600)dead,
but marines and volunteers still
dug in the ruins tonight, bringing
out bodies which have been bur-
ied since yesterday morning. The
final death total is expected to
reach the early estimate of 1,000.
No one has attempted to count the
number of injured, but the total
probably will run into thousands.
Few Houses Standing.
Hardly a house is left standing,
and those with walls still upright
are so shaky they are likely to fall
at the slightest tremor.
One such light earth shock was
felt this afternoon, doubling the
fear of the refugees who had been
k crowding the trains running out of"
the hills to Granada.
Others, fearful the shocks would
recur, were begging automobile
rides anywhere out of Managua.
Some, carrying such belongings as
they could salvage, trudged down
the dusty roads, leaving the de-,
vastated city behind.
On the whole, however, the situ-
ation was under control.
Marines Work Constantly.
United States marines worked all
last night and all of today, many
of them without food. Col. Frederic
Bradman directed the work himself
despite injuries received when a
beam fell on him.
There was no water, for the
water mains had burst at the first
shock, and flghting the terrible
fire which came on the heels of the
earthquake was a hand-to-hand
job. Many of the marines, striding
into the flames, suffered loss of
their shoes, which were burned off
their feet but they stayed on the
In an effort to check the march
of the flames, they started blasting
but it was hard work, for the flimsy
houses of stick and adobe burned
like tinder.
(By Associated Press)
Wedneday, Apri 1, 1931
ESCANABA-Voters of Escanaba
will decide on a proposed bond
issue of $180,000 for construction
of a new sewage disposal plant, at
a special election May 4.
GRAND RAPIDS - Judge Clar-
ence W. Sessions, 72, judge of the
United States district court for
western Michigan, died at his home

here today. Judge Sessions grad-'
uated from the University of Mich-
igan in 1883, and was appointed
United States judge in 1911 by]
President Taft.
'LANSING-The house of repre-
sentatives today adopted a resolu-
tion offered by Representative
Charles H. Culver, of Detroit, ex-
pressiig sorroW over the death of
Knute Rockne, Notre Dame foot-
ball coach.
GRAND RAPIDS--Mrs. Elbert J.
Hall, wife of the vice-president of
the Devaux-Hall Motor Corpora-
tion, today officially started the
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New Book Published, Birthday, general policy for the use of college
and Anniversary Fall on tmuseums prefaced by an autobiog-
Same Day.raphical account of the develop-
Same ~ay ment of his interest in zoology and
college museums.
April 1 was a banner day for Dedicated to the staff of the Uni-
President Alexander -Grant Ruth- versity museum of zoology, which
ven. Dr. Ruthven formerly directed, the
Simultaneously celebrating his book includes 11 chapters, dealing
forty-ninth birthday, and his twen- with such topics as the nature of
ty-fifth anniversary as a member museums, museum methods, activi-
of the University museums staff, he i ties of a state university museum,
surprised museum associates and and the relation of college museums
other friends in the scientific world to elementary and high schools.
by publishing a limited edition of a Four illustrations, two of which
new book entitled "A Naturalist in are highlight halftones, include a
a University Museum." portrait of Albertus Seba, a famous
He announced the appearance of zoologist. The frontispiece depicts
his book at a testimonial given him "The Library of a Seventeenth Cen-
by intimates of the museums staff. tury Museum," while a vignette
Privately printed at the Alumni presents a dragon, taken from Al-
Press by Gustave Dhs, the book drovandus, produced originally in
includes 143 pages dealing with a 164 1.

Subscriptions Will be Sold Until
Tomorrow Night; Few
Books Remain.
With only 250 copies of the 1930-
31 Michiganensian, yearbook ofI
the University remaining to be sold,
the final all-campus drive for sub-
scriptions will begin today and
continue until tomorrow night.
Orders will be taken on the Diag-
onal and in Angell and University
"No more than this number can,

Printed on Rosaspina paper, a
hand-made fabric manufactured at
Fabrano, Italy, the book is set up
in Kennerly, a rarely used mono-
type designed by Goudy. The chap-,
ter initials are taken from DeBry,
a French Renaissance printer. The
binding is made of tan linen cloth.
Ten copies of the 600 in the edi-
tion have chapter initials hand col-
ored by Jane Purfield, commercial
German Buccaneer to Deliver 1
Concluding LectureI
of Series.

possibly be obtained," George E Count Felix Von Luckner, former
Hofmneister, '31, business manager wa-adradGra 'aa fi
of the 'Ensian, warned yesterday, war-raider and German naval offi
-"'for the books have already been Cer, will speak .on "My Buccaneer-
ordered from the printing com- ing Cruise" at 8 o'clock tonight in
p ,ny." Hill auditorium. His lecture will
Work on the edition for this year conclude this year's series of talks,
is almost completed and most of sponsored by the Oratorical asso-
the copy for the book has been re- ciation.
ceived. The exact date on which it Von Luckner, who spoke in Ann
will appear on the campus is not Arbor two years ago, sailed for
yet certain but is expected to be many years before the mast as a
about the middle of May. common sailor, rising to the rank
adof mate, and later officer in the
German imperial navy. A favorite
of the Kaiser, he conceived the
plan of slipping through the British
naval blockade in a full-rigged
windjammer and preying upon al-
SOLD TOM'FADOEN uclied shipping. In the course of his
successful cruise, he sank more
than $25,000,000 worth of ships'and
Chicago Tribune Takes Detroit cargo.
a SinceExchange his first trip to America,
y EeVonLuckner has met many of the
Transaction. former captains of boats he en-
countered during his trip, and from
NEW YORK, April 1.-(?P)-Liber- them has heard the "other side of
ty Weekly magazine has been sold the story" of his raids. Tonight he
to MacFadoJen Publications, Inc., will tell the complete story of the
and the magazine publishers have months of raiding from Iceland to
bought the newspaper D e t r o i t Fiji.

Bruce Palmer, Senior Literary
Class President, Cites
Lack of Spirit.
Orders for Announcements Will
Not Be Received After
This Afternoon.
A final appeal to senior literary
students for the payment of class
dues today will bring to a close the
three-day drive for the collection
of dues and the sale of subscrip-.
tions for the "Alumnus."
In spite of the substantial reduc-
tion in the price of the dues over
that of former years, the response
of the graduating class has been
unusually poor, Bruce Palmer, pre-
sident of the class, stated last night.
He deplored the lack of cooperation
of the class and pointed out that
the burden of paying for the ex-
penses conected with class activi-
ties should be distributed over the
entire group. "It was with this end
in view, that the reduction was
made," he said.
The "Alumnus' which usually
sells for $4 a year, is being offered
to the graduating students for $2.50,
providing the class dues of one
dollar are paid at the time. As the
official publication of the Alumni
association, the "Alumnus" dissem-
inates news of the University, of
the association, and particularly of
the classes to the alumni body. The
magazine, published 36 times a
year, is of particular interest to
recent graduates in that it enabls
them to locate their classmates.
All seniors desiring graduation
announcements and invitations and'
who have not as yet paid their
class dues, are urged to pay them
today since orders for the an-
nouncements and invitations will
not be received following this after-
noon. Dues may be paid and an-
nouncements ordered at the same
time at the table in the lobby of
Angell hall. Subscriptions to the
"Alumnus" will also be sold here.
In addition, the collection of dues
will continue at the Engineering
arch and at the center and north-
west corner of the diagonal.
Selected in Elimination Contest
to Represent University I
in Northern League.
Leonard L. Kimball, '33, will
represent the University in the
finals of the Northern Oratorical
league contest May 8, at Madison,
Wis., it was decided last night, in
the local elimination, by a unani-
mous vote of the judges. Kimball
discussed "American Labor." I
He demonstrated the place of the
laborer in modern civilization, and
described his struggle against the
machine, urging the adoption of a
more equitable distribution of the
profits of modern invention, and
showing how colleges can help.
The contest was decided on the
basis of composition and thought,
as well as upon technical details of
oratory. All speeches were original.
Judges were drawn from the speech
department, Prof. James M. O'Neill.

Prof. Louis M. Eich, Prof. G. E.
Densmore, James H. McBurney, and
Floyd K. Riley.
Other contestants were J. Calvin
Callaghan, '31, Jeanne E. Hagamaii,
'33, Wilbert L. Hindman, Jr., '33,
Earle B. Immel, '33, James L.
O'Rourke, '32, and Richard L.
Rogers, '32.


Increase Student Representation
Senate Committee and Establish
Administrative Council.


Paul Von Hindenburg,
President of Germany, who has
recently assumed the powers of a
"dictator" in his dealings with the
radical element in Germany.
Prisoners Divulge Truth About
Blaze Which Claimed
320 Lives.
COLUMBUS, O., April 1. -(A')-
Prosecutor, Donald J. Hoskins, of
Franklin county, announced tonight
that two convicts had confessed
they started the fire that claimed
the lives of 320 prisoners at Ohio
penitentiary last April 21.
The prosecutor named the men
as Clinton Grate, alias "Cotton,"
and Hugh Gibson, alias Gibbons
and "the Jew." Gibson, whose home
is in Philadelphia, was sentenced
from Cleveland, while Grate, for-
merly of Virginia, was sentenced
from Dayton. Both are serving
terms for robbery.
They confessed in the presence
of Hoskins and several other coun-
ty and city officials.
Hoskins' announcement came a
few hours after the county grand
jury had concluded its investigation
irto the catastrophe. The jury will
vote tomorrow afternoon on wheth-
er or not indictments shall be re-
turned against the two convicts,
charging them with first degree
murder. Under the state arson code
they would be liable to death in
the electric chair if convicted.
The fire, according to Hoskins,
was started bythe convicts because
they objected to aiding in the con-
struction of a new cell house block
to house fellow prisoners and be-
cause they wished to hamper War-
den Preston E. Thomas in his build-
ing program.



Centralization of student government in the Senate Committee
on Student Affairs, with increased student representation on that
committee, is provided for in a plan that will be submitted to a stu-
dent vote April 30 by the Student council. The council took action
last night following a week's discussion of the plan presented by the
reorganization committee.
If approved by the student body the proposal Will be placed
before the University Senate for its consideration. The Senate alone
has power to make the changes in the University organization neces-
sary to place the system in oper-
BAN JOHNSON' S The proposal will establish, in
SERVICES HELD place of the present Student coun-
cil, a student administrative council
SPENCER, Ind., Apr. 1.-(P)- organized on the same plan as the
Funeral services were held here Union and the Student Publica-
this afternoon for Byron Ban- tions, to administer general student
.croft Johnson, first president of activities now in the hands of the
the American League and one of Student council. It will place all
its founders. legislative power relative to student
The services were attended by activities in the new Senate Com-
men prominent in the baseball mittee, and will create a disciplin-
world who came directly here ary committee composed of three
from Cleveland where funeral student and three faculty members,
services were held for Ernest S. with the Dean of Students presid-
Barnard, Johnson's successor to ing, to decide student cases subject
the office of American League to appeal to the University Disci-
president. Barnard died last Fri- plinary committee.
day, and Johnson outlived him Will Add to Committee.
but 16 hours. The student representation on
the Senate Committee will be in-
creased by the addition of two stu-
dents elected by the student body
at large at the all-campus vote in
the spring. The president of the
administrative 'council will replace
the president of the present Stu-
dent council as a member of the
senate committee. The other stu-
ient ex-officio members of the
Coroer Fils o Nae Resoncommittee wll remain as at pre-
CoronerailstoNamea esent.
for Crash That Claimed The project, i approved by the
Rockne's Life. students, will probably be placed
_efore the University Senate during
COTTONWOOD Falls, Kan., Apr he first or second week in May.
1.-(P)--The crash of the air-trans- phis will allow the plan, if the
port plane which plunged to death Senate decides to adopt it, to be
Knute Rockne of Notre Dame and started in operation before the time
seven others remained a myster A the all-campus election, and to
of the skies tonight after a coro- oe in full operation next year.
ner's inquest which developed the Organization Outlined.
air liner fell from the clouds out The new administrative council
of control. will be organized in the form of
What happened above a dense zn hierarchy, with a president at
curtain of clouds t oe th ef the head, juniors either as mana-
rocketing earthward with one win gers of departments or chairmen of
rtngwa erthward with soker inommittees in charge of the var-
torn o was explained bystocker ous divisions of the work, and with
of Flint Hills, who heard the drone sophomores as assistants in the de-
of invisible motors,heard ther partments or committees. The pre-
falter, and then saw the ship burstsietadhejnomngrswl
in sight from the murk, headed for form a council to decide matters
relative to the administration of
Aviation experts and officials of student activities, according to.the
the Transcontinental and Western general plan, council members said.
Air, Inc., owners of the passenger Work handled by the council will
and mail plane, supplemented the be the managing of class elections,
testimony of the eye witnesses but fall and spring games, pep meet-
added nothing to solve the mystery ings, auditing of class dance ac-
Deliberating in the little court- counts, and other matters now
room where they listened most of 3andled by the Student council.
the day to stories of the tragedy The president of the new council
and expert testimony about avia- 'vill be selected by the Senate com-
tion a jury of six men wrote theii arittee from candidates picked by
verdict:' a Nominating Board within the
"The deceased came to their Senate committee. The president in
death in an airplane fall, cause turn will appoint his subordinates
undetermined." .vith approval of the Senate com-
The twisted debris which was a mittee. Promotion will be made
tri-motored Fokker yesterday, was along the lines of a merit system
under guard at the scene of the I as in practice now on the Student
crash while authorities investigated Publications and the Union. Under-
the possibility that a large sum of classmen will be able to "try out"
money was in the heaped up wreck- and work up in the council as in
age. 'the other student organizations.
H. J. Christin, of Chicago, one of Plan Judiciary Body.
the victims, was said by his attor- A new judiciary body to handle
ney there to have withdrawn a: all student cases, subject to appeal
large sum from a bank just before to the University Disciplinary com-
embarking. It was thought he mittee, ,will be set up within the
might have carried the money. Senate commitee. This group, it is
proposed, will exercise the potential
BUSINESS LEADER judicial power of the present Stu-
dent council and also handles cases
TO SPEAK TODA Y that now would go immediately to
the University Disciplinary com-
Harvey J. Campbell to Address mittee. It will be composed of an
ill-Campus Forum. equal number of student and facul-
All-Cmpusty members with the Dean of Stu-
Harvey J. Campbell, secretary of dents presiding.
the Detroit Board of Commerce for The plan was drafted by the
tor neil reorganization committee.

Daily, it was announced today.
Prices were not disclosed, nor was
the amount of money involved in
the deal. The same became af-ec-
tive today, after protracted nego-
Liberty entered the field in 1924,
sponsored by the owners of the
Chicago Tribune and the New York
Daily News. The "Detroit Daily"
of Detroit, Mich., was one of six
daily newspapers, in addition to
more than a score of magazines,
published by the firm headed by
Bernarr MacFadden, noted physi-
cal culturist.
Mr. MacFadden's enterprise start-
ed with a single magazine, "Physi-
cal Culture," in 1898 and the capi-
talization of the present publish-
ing concern was estimated at $55,-]
Liberty, late circulation figures
showed, had a weekly circulation
of 1,941,241. Its owners were Joseph
M. Petterson and Robert R. McCor-

Alleged Slayer to Hear Verdict
at Noon Tomorrow.
CHICAGO, April 1.-(IP)-A burst of
oratorical fireworks, capped by such
expressions as "the shadow of de-
feat," and "the m o s t gigantic
frame-up since the cruifixion of{
Christ," brought the Leo Brothers'
murder trial to its zero hour to-
Tomorrow, about noon, the 12
men will be asked to-decide wheth-
er Brothers killed Alfred (Jake)
Lingle, newspaper reporter, and
"unofficial chief of police." Today
the jurors heard eloquent summa-
tions of the case for and against
the calm, young St. Louisan and
bitter attacks on the credibility of

I L~liki 11~U1H 1 LU
Scabbard and Blade Will Sponsor
Affair To Be Held at
Union, May 1.
Plans for the thirteenthbannual
Militairy Ball, which will be held
Friday, May 1, in the ballroom of
the Union, were announced yester-
day. The Ball will be sponsored by
Scabbard and Blade.
Although tickets will be placed on
sale immediately in the R. 0. T. C.
building, a closed sale for members
of the Michigan R. O. T. C. and of
the Ann Arbor Army and Navy club
will last until April 20.The sale will
be opened to the general public
after this date and will last until
the entire 300 are sold. In order to
assure themselves tickets, however;
students may make reservations at,
the R. 0. T. C. building.
The decorations this year will be
a distinct departure from the
I schemes used previously. Although
the setting will be unique, it will be


Magazine Will Contain
New Features; Will Go
Sale Today.


ment, "Culinary Notes," also marks I
the appearance of the April Gar- Dean to Address Those
goyle. Some of the articles include Wishing Business Study
"Interesting People - If You Like
Them That Way," "Came the Dawn Dean C. E. Griffin, of the School
at 8:40 P. M.," and the "Garg. Read- of Business Administration, willI
er's Intell. Guide to Cap. and Soc." speak to all students interested in
r,+-a-,c t Fm. +lrh icnc ini.ici no11pOP trfaiOm for hiness at 4:05

Gargoyle's spring number, featur-
ing among other things, the Junior
Girls' Plav, will make its appear-

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