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VOL. XLI. No. 133




Method Used in Passing British
Blockade Described by
'Sea Devil.'

German Count Tells How Fake
Guns Aided in Capturing
Enemy Vessels.
The raiding cruise of the "Seead-'
ler," conducted by Count Felix Von
Luckner during the World War wag
almost stopped by the British be-
fore it had started, the former Ger-
man naval officer told his Ann Ar-
bor audience in a lecture in Hill
auditorium last night. But luck, in
the shape of Christmas vacation,
was with him, and he and his crew
slipped through the blockade into
the Atlantic ocean to begin their
famous raid.
Used Forged Papers.
"When we started, we had forged
papers of a Norwegian vessel which
left the same day we did," he ex-
plained. "But three days later we
received a message to change th I
name of the ship, since the vessel
whose name we had taken had not
left port. So we changed it to
Irma'. When the British cruiser
stopped to examine us, it did noti
have thetname 'Irma' on the list
of registered ships, by. Joe. Butt
shortly afterwards they signaled us
to go ahead, and wished us Merry
Christmas and pleasant voyage! It'
wasn't until last year, when I met
the officer who examined us, that I
found out how we escaped. When
he wirelessed London, it was Christ-
mas day, and an inexperienced
young operator was on duty, whose
sweetheart's name was also 'Irma'.
He thought Irma was all right, so l
he wired back okay. And so we got
througl, By Joe."
Sailing in a former American
clipper ship, built in 1868, the Count
then proceeded to prey on the Al-
lied commerce. He told of several
methods used to capture ships.
Since his only armament consisted
of an old muzzle-loader, also built
in 1868, he put over it a 30-foot
piece of smoke-stack, so that the
ship appeared to have at least a,
regular 10-inch gun.aAdded to this
were several dummy guns, which
were enough to frighten any vessel,j
he said.
Describes Methods.
When, however, other methods1

Submission of a plan to centralize student government in the
Senate Committee on Student Affairs to a student vote is the
soundest and most progressive action taken by the Student council
in years. The proposed plan, if put in operation, will rectify the
present unbalanced set-up for solving campus problems. Further,
it will allow the practical administration of necessary student
activities to proceed uninterrupted by whimsical ventures into
theoretical "self-government."
Equalizing the representation in the Senate committee will
eliminate much of the illogical enmity between students and the
administration. At present, there are two distinct forces empow-
ered to legislate on student affairs, and they frequently tend to
work against each other largely through miscomprehension of
motives and the exaggeration of incidental details.
The centralization of all legislation in one group will develop
a better understanding of the motives and problems peculiar to the
faculty and the students. As a consequence they will work more
as a unit and the menacing antagonism between forces will be
materially reduced.
The establishment of a student administrative council organ-
izc.d like the Union will bring a more efficient management of
student activities. A larger number of students whose time is not
occupied with other activities will be allowed to work, and the
incentive will be considerably heightened when promotion is made
through merit.
To guarantee a full realization of the underlying soundness of
the project certain salient facts relative to the proposal of the plan
should be made clear.
Though a system of this nature was not publicly presented
until a few weeks ago, the plan is not the result of a sudden dis-
appointment with existing conditions. The essential elements have
been discussed by several students in and near the council for
nearly two years.
For some time the influence of the Student council has been
declining. This has been due not to a weaker personnel but to
changing conditions on the campus. The council, like similar
organizations elsewhere, came into existence several years ago on
a wave of enthusiasm for student "self-government." With the
decline of this emotional group consciousness and the rise of a
more rational attitude among the students, the demands for a
governing body like the council have taken a marked decline. This
is apparent in the decreased interest in elections and in the lack of
enthusiastic support for the council's ventures.
The desire for complete "self-government" has gone and
there has arisen the need for a rational scheme of cooperative stu-
dent-faculty control. And judging from the favorable reception
given the announcement of the proposed plan yesterday, that need
will be fulfilled.

Churches Invite General Public
to Attend Special Services
from 12 to 3 o'Clock.
George J. Jeffrey, Detroit Man,
to Preach on 'Compassion
of the Cross.'

.PLACEDAT 12.000
American Doctors, Surgeons Go
to Nicaragua to Fight
Reports Indicate That Insurgent
Chief May Organize Attack1
on Stricken Town.


Unemployment Leader
Sees Difficulty
in Business.


City offices and ma
firms throughout Ann
close their doors fro
o'clock today while se
churches in addition t
service at the First
Episcopal will comm
occasion of Good Frida
All the churches at
f ices will be held arei
public attendance and
music will be of a natu
with the day.
Plan Traditional C
Episcopal and Luthe
gations, including St.
theran, St. Andrew's
Trinity Lutheran and
Lutheran, will hold the
services in forms whi
come traditional in1
Under the direction
Arbor Ministerial asso
union service will bel
Methodist church, Dr
Anderson, of the Firstf
church, presiding. The
'service will be divided
40 minute periods wit
of organ music and sr
Kearns, Nicholsoni
At the service, theI
D. Jeffrey, of the Scov
Detroit, will preach on
passion of the Cross."
followed by Dr. Ralph
of the First Presbyteria
:Flint,who will spea
Agonies of the Cross,"
Thomas Nicholson, of1
conclude the service
Triumph of the Cross.'
At St. Thomas Cath
there will be the tra
Ore service. Bethlehem
church will also hold
At St. Andrew's Episc
Rev. Henry Lewis wil
series of meditations of
Last Words of the Cross
ing at this service wil
buted to welfare work,
the outlying districts o


Republicans, Democrats Will Try
to Reduce Expenditures,
Jones Believes.
WASHINGTON, A p r 11 2.-(P)--

Hitlerites Ejected
by Stennes Faction
BERLIN, April 2.-(/A)-A lively
clash occurred here tonight when
followers of Adolph Hitler, na-
tional socialist leader, tried to
force an entrance into the party
headquarters, which was held by
500 supporters of Walter Stennes,
who was ousted yesterday as
generalissimo of the party's
"storm troops" of northern Ger-
The Hitlerites were ejected
from the building on a side street
near Freidrichstrasse, their main
thoroughfare, amid great confu-
sions as to who belonged in which

ny business Copyright, 1931, by The Associated Press
1 Arbor will MANAGUA, Nicaragua,- April 2.-
m 12 to 3 (P)-Working under enormous diffi-
culties in the chaos which followed
rvices in six Tuesday's earthquake and fire, Man-
to the union agua is pulling itself out of the mis-
t Methodist ery of disaster.
emorate the Col. F. L. Bradman, commander
~moatetheof the marines, estimated today
y- that 2,000 had perished, and 700
which serv- bodies already have been taken outt
inviting full of the ruins. Property damage wasI
sermons and placed at nearly $70,000,000.
re consistent American surgeons and doctors
from neighboring central American
'eremony. countries are working in improvised
ran congre- operating rooms, solving the injur-
Paul's Lu- ies of hundreds, and fighting off
Episcopal, the danger of pestilence.
I St. Paul's Food has come in, and blankets
ir afternoon for thousands who must sleep in
ch have be- the open. The United States min-
the various ister said today he thought the city
could recover and go on with the
of the Ann supplies which have arrived in the
)ciation, the past two days.
held in the Fires Still Blaze.
. Merle H. Tonight fires still blazed in the
Presbyterian ruins, aided by winds off the lakes,
treyerhoan and to make matters worse, natives
three hour trudging in from the mountains
into three brought word that the men whol
peciterlues follow Augusto Sandino, insurgent,
were preparing to attack the pros-
to Talk. trate city. I
The, marines were not worried
Rev. George I about that. They have enough am-
il church in munition to fight off any attackI
"The Coin- their officers said. Moreover, they
.He will be said, they could scarcely believe
D. Kearns, the reports of an impending attack.-
n church of Half-blinded by smoke and dust
k on "The which rise in choking clouds from
and Bishop the fine powder of the adobe ruins,
Detroit, will natives groped through the streets
with "The today, searching for their own be-
longings and for members of their
olic church, families who have not been report-
ditional Tre ed.
LEvangelical Marines Assist.
di afternoon The marines kept to their grue-
some task of lifting out the bodiesI
opal church, which have lain under tons of dirt,
1 conduct a wood and mortar.
f the "Seven Broken in mind by their awful
." The offer- experiences, a handful of natives
1 be contri- attacked a searching party today,
especially in! but the marines stood them off
f the city. with six bayonets.
Once a marine who hesitated to
POLL injure his opponent wrestled with4
ECORD an assailant and lost his rifle.His
cmrades overpowered the man.
Down on the lake front despair-
Referendum ing natives sat all day on the rocks.
nterest. In the hills hundreds of others were
living and sleeping without shelter.
votes in the Along the roads out-of-town strag-
polled next glers walked to Granada.
1 election. It seemed likely today that the
which willI seat of the government might be
voters in a moved to Granada, for administra-
is believed tion buildings here were wrecked
terest in the and all the state records burned or
said, buried.
ieen printed
in the var-
ount clerk,
merousc hal.' 0H [ GIE R
ed to coun-
n out, Pray
Event Will Follow Swing Out'
Ij Night; Class Officials

Two Men Indicted by Franklin I Cites Graduate's Problem.
Two en Idiced b Frnkli IIt is perfectly evident," Colonel
County Grand Jury; May Woods says, "that the college man
Get Electric Chair. graduating this year faces a much
more difficult problem to find his
COLUMBUS, April 2. -(/P)- Two niche in the business world than
convicts who confessed they fired in normal times. The boy whose
Ohio penitentiary a year ago, re- college course terminates in June
sulting in the loss of 320 lives, were goes forth into a competitive life
indicted late today by the Frank- I in which there are millions of ex-
lin county grand jury for first de- perienced workers out of work.
gree murder. The prisoners, Clin- Many of these latter must be placed
ton Grate and Hugh Gibson, will before the average inexperienced
also die behind the prison walls if college man just leaving college can
convicted, in the electric chair. expect to find his job.
Three indictments, containing "Whether or not this situation
two counts and naming three pris- will be any more difficult for the
oners who died in the fire, were re- University of Michigan graduate
turned by the grand jury. Action than for those in any other part
of the jury was delayed while the of the country is hard to say," Col-
"corpus delecti" was established. onel Woods said in response to a
Finally Prosecutor Donald Hoskins question. The federal government
selected three Columbus men to be is spending more than 27 million
named in the indictments as the dollars in the state of Michigan
murder victims. during the next few months for
Conviction on any one count in construction purposes, he pointed
the indictments carries a penalty out.
of death in the electric chair. Points Out Free Choice.
Grate and Gibson were in the "The college graduate of 1931 has
Franklin county jail here tonight. however, several important advant-
They were removed from the peni- ages," Colonel Woods said. "In the
tentiary before the confessions were first place he probably has no f am-
made public for prison officials[ ily responsibilities to meet. He is
feared other convicts, incensed by at liberty to start at the foot of the
the death of fellow-prisoners, would ladder, at wages sufficient only to
kill them. take care of his own food, lodging,
fand clothing. He is free to move
OoutHiveng to far parts of the
world, wherever opportunity beck-
ogHe hisn't tied to his home
I ooin TO INfrneihbohood.
P n i rn Tn a ~n ? 647MI~t i V~nl~"

William I. Mitchell,
Attorney General of the United
States, who yesterday reported that
the justice department would throw
full support behind the appoint-
ment of Chairman George Otis
Smith, of the Power commission,
whose confirmation the Senate at-
tempted to recall.

Men Will Take First
Positions Offered,
He States.
(Exclusive to The Daily)
WASHINGTON, April 2.-The un-
dergraduate who, in his college
years, makes a thorough, careful,
and adequate job ofhacquiring an
education, and at the same time
learns to fit himself into thetlife
of the - world around him, and to
give his best efforts and attention
to the task before him, has little
cause for apprehension as to his
success after graduation, according
to Col. Arthur Woods, chairman of
the President's emergency commit-
tee for employment.
Colonel Woods is not only a stu-
dent of unemployment problems;
he is a student of students. As a
member of the board of overseers
of Harvard he has for years devot-
ed himself to undergraduate prob-

1 Vi , a i V Y , V a
had to be used to attract the atten- The cooperation of both major
tion of boats, he said, they hoisted j ties in the next congress was o
flags which meant "I have import- for today to prevent a federa
ant news to communicate to you" or irs
"Please give us the correct time."
One time, when a steamer refused Responsible party leaders in
to approach them, they brought in- the house and senate have exp
to use a smoke apparatus, which ed opposition to increased1
gave the ship the appearance of to meet the exbected $700,0
being on fire. "When we let ships deficit this year and the prob
see our fake guns," added the Idfcthiyeradhepo
Count, "we had the lads with the ty of another next year.
strongest lungs up in the masts To balance receipts and ex
shouting 'Torpedo tube ready to ditures the budget for the
fire.' and that scared them, By Joe. 33 fiscal year will be kept to a
Once when we had to fire our old I imum. Budget Director Roop1
muzzle-loader, the smokestack flew this promise after ChairmanJ
off. The captain of the British ship of the senate appropriations
thought it was an aerial torpedo mittee asked a closer parin
when he heard our boys shouting, government expense estimate
and pretty soon all the crew were Jones said 'he believed at
waving napkins and handker- next session "Democrats willk
chiefs!" as anxious as Republicans to

al tax}
ng of
t thel
be as


Capital Punishment
Responsible for



One of the heaviest
county is expected to be
Monday at the biennial
Capital punishment,
be placed before the
state-wide referendum,
to be responsible for int
elction, county officials

House Apportionment Group
Recommends Harding Bill;
Opposition Voiced.


State Bulletins
(By Associated Press)
Thursday, April 2, 1931
PONTIAC - Condemnation pro-!
ceedings have been started in pro-
bate court by state highway Com-
missioner Grover C. Dilman to ac-
quire land in Groveland, Spring-
field, and Independence townships,
needed for the widening of the Dix-
ie highway.

down expenditures" s i n c e "each
party realizes it may be held re-
sponsible for the condition of the
treasury after 1932."
The Washington senator denied
that, congress has been extrava-
gant since only once in eight years
has it exceeded budget estimates.
He predicted the next assembly
could keep below the $5,000,000,000
mark because no more money would
be needed for the farm board. Fur-
ther savings were anticipated
through curtailment of public build-
ing appropriations.

LANSING, A p r i 1. 2.-(JP)-Con-
gressional reapportionment appro-
ached the final iap of its legisla-
tive journey today as the House ap-.
portionment commi.Ltee reported to
the floor the Harding bill without
amendment and with the recom-
mendation that it pass. The meas-
ure has passed the senate.
The Harding bill would place five
districts exclusively in Wayne coun-
ty. All of Oakland county and a
part of Wayne would form another
area. Aside from these changes, the;
present congressional mapping of
Michigan is little disturbed by the
Opposition from two sources in
the apportionment committee today
indicated a fight on the floor a-
gainst the bill in its present form
although the ready acclaim of
other members showed that it will
go into debate with strong support.
The committee rejected a pro-
posed amendment by Representa-
tive Charles Haight, of Lansing, to
revise three of the recommended
districts. The Lansing legislator
asked that Genesee and Shiawassee
constitute a separate district and

Extra ballots have b
and mailed to officers
ious precincts by the c
Claramon R. Pray. Nu:
lots have been forward
ty clerks in the towns
In all wards of Ann.
ballots have been give

DETROIT-Earl B. Jackson, 92, dJones suggested the approaching
dtrained deficit be. met by short-term certi-
who cooked meals and trmdficates since long-term bonds bear
horses for General U. S. Grant while figher interest.
the latter was commanding the fed- igherinterest.
eral army during the Civil War,j
died at the home of his daughter Michiganensian Sale
here last night. Ends Today; 150 Left
LANSING-In concurrent resolu- Less than 150 copies of the 1930-
tions submitted in the state house 31 Michiganensian remain to be
of representatives today by Repre- sold, it was announced yesterday
sentative Earl Hurhans, of Pawpaw, at the conclusion of the first day
rged to spend their summer vaca- of a final two-day drive for sub-
tion in Michigan. The resolution scriptions.

ltrne .rori .ra rto Give Talks.
of Capital Punishment
1 Senior engineers will hold a ban-
President Alexander G. Ruthven quet the night of Swing Out this
gave a statement yesterday to year either at the Union or the
newspapermen to the effect that he League in place of the class day ex-
does not favor capital punishment. ercises. In the past, the exercises
He said: were held the Saturday before com-
"It has not been proven that mencement.
capital punishment is a deterrent Paul Bigby, president of the class,
of crime. said last night that at that time
"On no other grounds is it justi- members of the class will listen to
fled, the class prophecy and a talk by
"A fact that should not be over- .the historian. Dr. G. L. Nicholls of
looked at this time is that stren- Myden Park church, Detroit, will
uous attempts are being made in be the principal speaker.
England to abolish this method of More than 150 students and fac-
dealing with crime." ulty members are expected to at-
tend the affair. Bigby said that
1,500 Gargoyles Sold; the banquet is being arranged to
Sale Continues Today aouse more interest among the
Distribution of the Spring num- , Caps and gowns are being pur-
s t tgchased by the senior engineers this

Football Mentor's Body Reaches
South Bend; Notre Dame
Students Mourn.
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Apr. 2.-(A')i
-Knute Rockne was back "home"
today, his epic Odyssey near its end.:
All that was mortal of the manj
who blazed such a brilliant Dath of I
human achievement in his life span
of only 45 short years rested peace-
fully in a closed bronze, flower-
blanketed coffin in a quiet, modest
funeral home on North Michigan
street just three short miles fromk
the campus of Notre Dame.
r'he great Nordic chieftain of
American football and good sports-
mansnip, who but four days ago
left South Bend and Notre Dame
with a broad smile on his face, was
back "home" with the boys he
loved so well and with those who
loved him and who will cherish his
memory forever.
But instead of ecstacy and joy
he brought sadness and despair. He
was dead and so were the hearts of
the thousands who found it so hard
to believe that "Rock" could pass y
on so tragically at the very zenith
of his glory-of Notre Dame's glory.
SOUTH BEND, Ind., ADril 2.-(P)
-Funeral services for Knute Rockne
will be held Saturday afternoon at
3 o'clock in Sacred Heart church

w aL is pernaps even nore im-
portant he has the advantage of a
freshness of enthusiasm at a time
when many older men have had
their enthusiasm diminished or
destroyed entirely by the misfor-
tunes and privations of recent
"The basic advantage of the col-
lege man, however, is, or should be,
the broad, cultural background, the
power to think and plan for .him-
self, the capacity for studying new
problems, which college offered him.
If he has neglected the opportuni-
ties for training along these lines
which his years as an undergradu-
ate could have given him, he has
little advantage over thousands of
(Continued on Page 2)
Collides With British Aircraft
Carrier off Gibralter; 31
Bodies Recovered.
MALAGA, Spain, Apr. 2.--(P)
Thirty-one bodiestwere recovered
late today from the wreckage of
the French steamer Florida follow-
ing a collision with the British Air-
craft carrier Glorious in a dense
fog 60 miles off Gibraltar Wednes


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