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VOL. XLI. No. 139




Bill Put Through Both Houses
With Only Two Votes
Cast Against It.I
Passage Ends Boom of Speaker
Frederick Ming's Run
For Congress.
LANSING, A p r i 9.-()-The
Harding congressional reapportion-'
ment bill sped through the house!
today without a single vote of pro-
test against its final passage in the
The bill.was iaif on the Gover-
nor's desk with the emphasis of an
affirmative i'oll'call ih favor of the'
measure in the lower branch. So
popular was the Harding bill wibh
the membership of the legislature
comprised of several factions, that
it was whipped through the two
branches with only two dissenting
votes. Senators George G. Sadow-
ski, Detroit Democrat, and James
Gordon Bonine, of Cassopolis, cast
the only negative votes in the leg-
islature on the bill. Governor Bruck-
er is expected to sign the bill.
Opposition Tumbles.
All opposition to the measure
tumbled when house leaders went
into conferences last night that ex-
tended well into the morning. Rep.
Cleveland Sorenson, of Manistee,
Who was prepared to offer an a-
niendment delaying apportionment
until 1933 and electing at large the
four additional representatives for
1932 announced this morning that!
attorneys had advised him that
his plans were unconstitutional.I
iep. Sorenson greeted the read-
ing of the title with the motion
Lhaithe bUel be considered read andk
with a _ cond motion to attach the
affrmative toll call. No opposition
was raised to the motion and the
Harding bill ended its legislative
A.epresents Compromise.
Passage of the bill also ended aj
temporary boom for the candidacya
of Speaker Fred R. Ming for Con-
gress. Under the plan for election
at large for 1932 as proposed Wed-
nesday by Rep. Sorenson, Speaker
Ming would have been an outstand-
ing favorite for one of the four
seats. The speaker, however, did not'
seek the amendment and has re-
peatedly stated he does not desire
to run for Congress.
The Harding bill represents a'
compromise among the various leg-;
islative factions on apportionment.
It gives five seats exclusively to$
Wayne county and puts the Met-
ropolitan area together with Oak-
land in another district. Members
of the Wayne delegation who had
pressed for apportionment on a
strictly population basis, were fin-
ally appeased in the belief that the
Harding bill gave the most popu-
lous county in the state all that it
could expect in the legislature.
State Dulletins
(By Associted Press)
Thusday, April 9, 1931
MANISTEE-T h e will of Mrs.
Meriam Kitzinger Kann, daughter
of the late Judge Kitzinger, found-
er of the Pere Marquette Steamship
line, named Elizabeth Sara Kann,'

13, as principal heir to her mother's
estate. The will was filed in pro-
bate here.
LANSING-The house today ap-
proved on general orders the Cul-
ver whipping post bill which pro-I
vides a generous flogging for major
crimes. At the same time Rep. Cul-


City Council Pays Tribute to
Outgoing Aldermen at
Last Meeting.
Aldermen to Consider Taxicab
Ordinance at Monday
Session. -



Famous Representative

Was in South Resting

After Arduous Duties as Speaker
of Recent Session.

Meeting for the last time before
the installation of the newly elected
city officers next Monday, Ann Ar-
bor's Common council last night
paid tribute to three outgoing mem-
bers of the body, President Dean W.
Meyers, Alderman George Lutz.
Alderman H. Wirt Newkirk, and
Mayor Edward W. Staebler, and ex-
tended congratulations to a new
o.esident, A. L. McDonald, and to
a new mayor, Ex-alderman H.' Wirt
Pleading before the council for
cntinuance of Mayor Staebler s
> < unemployment committee, upon, i
: Iwhich she has served as directorl
: without pay since its establishment
last November, Mrs. Jay M. Osborn
pointed out that dropping the pro-
.: -:ject at this time would mean re-
" linquishing all that has been ac-t
s G complished during the past four
sand one-half months. In her report,
cholas Longworth, speaker of the Mrs. Osborn stated that at present
passed away at 10:49 o'clock yester- 1,111 unemployed, of whom 169 are
ans sad a at 10:49 o'loystem - women have been classified by the
,inns said that it was only his amnaz- committee.
ring the night and until his death. Staebler, Osborn $ear Expenses.
n ill Monday. As yet there has been no city
appropriation to the cause, the
expensesLof which have been born
r entirely by Mayor Staebler, and Mrs.

AIKEN, S. C., Apr. 9.-(P)-Nicholas Longworth, speaker of
the national house of representatives, died here at 10:49 a. m. today.
Longworth's amazing vitality, physicians said, alone kept him
alive during the night and until his death. He was taken ill Monday
of pneumonia in one lung.
At his bedside was his wife, the former Alice Roosevelt, daugh-
ter of President Theodore Roosevelt, and his friend, Mrs. James F.
Curtis, at whose home he was visiting when stricken.

Gaston Doumergue,
Retiring French president, who
yesterday signalized France's amityl
towards Italy, in an address given
at Nice. Doumergue warned of
dangers to be expected from Ger-
many and urged maintenance of a
strong military power to enforce
peace. Following his address, he
sailed for Bizert, Tunis, on an in-
spection tour of the French pro-

Students May Drive
Cars at Noon Today
W. B. Rea, assistant to the
dean of students, yesterday stat-
ed that the automobile regula-
tion will be lifted at noon today
and will remain off until Mon-
day morning, April 20, after the
spring recess.
Further announcements in the
executive offices yesterday statedt
that no course may be droppedj
in the literary college after todayI
without an "E" grade. All changes
in curricula must be made be-
fore the vacation begins, it was
nnnda rn n U i W1 Ini

Following a short sickness, Ni
national House of Representatives,x
day morning in Aiken, S. C. Physic
ing vitality that kept him alive dui
Representative Longworth was taker
FOR~- R...IU I

Retiring President in Farew,
Address Recounts Previous



H. Fouche Receives.Position
As Cadet Captain of
Local Corps.

Seventy-four R. O. T. C. men'
yesterday were promoted by Major
Basil D. Edwards and the other
R. 0. T. C. officers.
The promotions were approved by
President Alexander G. Ruthven.
The following announcement wasj
given out Tuesday:
To be cadet captain, W. H.'
Fouche, 31E.
Cadet first lieutenants will be E.
E. Freeman, '33, R. M. Arnold, '32E.
Cadets second lieutenants ap-
pointed were W. J. Bird, '32E,3W.
S.Crouch, '31E, .D. D. Lowber, '31E,
R. E. Newcomb, '31, D. W. Scofield,'
'31E, R. C. Sperry, '32E, J. G. Wil-
son, '32E.
The cadet master sergeant will
be H. D. Davidson, '32E.*
Cadet technical sergeants are H.{
E. Cheseborough, '32E, T. C. Hill,
'32E, C. R. Holly, '32E, Walter Niel-
son, '32, E. C. Spaulding, '33.
Cadet staff sergeants appointed
included P. F. Clement, '32E, D. C.
McDougal, '32E, H. E. Moore, '32E,;
M. W. Scofield, '32BAd.
Cadet sergeants will be S. A. Col-
lins, '32E, S. C. Czerw, '32E, E. O.
D'Anna, '31, Erwin Greenbaum, '31,
R. D. Goodrich, '32E, W. C. Hamlin,
'32E, A.J. Hauserman, ''32, J. J.
Maskey, '32E, Louis Oppenheim,
'33E, A. J. Perrow, 34.
Besides these men, 45 privates
have been promoted to the raik of
cadet corporal.
Travel Talk and Film Will Be
Shown April 21.
A moving picture, featuring parts
of the Oberammergau Passion Play,

Natigonalist Troops Open Fire-
on Naval Guards at s
Yangtse River.
ICHANG, China, April 9.-(/P)-A
battle between a handful of Amer-
ican Naval guards aboard the I
Yangtse River steamer Iping and aI
considerable body of troops, sup-
posedly Chinese Nationalist soldiers,
took place near here early today.
The Chinese soldiers opened fire
on the ship but were silenced by the.
American guns.
The Chinese poured sharp firej
into the Iping, which had been dis- I
abled by striking a rock in the I
Yangtse rapids and was limping
into Ichang for repairs. The en-
gagement was severe but short.
The attack was made supposedly
by Nationalist soldiers stationed
above Ichang to prevent the entry
of Communists into this city. y
Having heard Chinese soldiers
were searching ships aprpoaching
Ichang, the Iping's captain slowedI
down the ship, expecting a board-
ing party to approach and look for
Reds. Instead, the ship's officers
said, the soldiers attacked the Iping
without explanation, forcing the
American guards to fire.
Leo Bradley, first-class seaman,'
U. S. N., was wounded in the leg
and two Chinese aboard the ship
were gravely 'wounded. The Iping
managed to escape down the river
after the gunfire from her decks
had afforded an opportunity. Brad-
ley's home is in Indianapolis.
This was the second attack on
the Iping in 24 hours. When 45
miles above Ichang Wednesday
night anlarge groupof Communists
laid down a barrage against the
steamer and the American guards
replied with accuracy, silencing the
Distribution of Senior
Invitations Ends Today
Seniors of the literary college will
be given their last chance to order
invitations and announcements for
commencement today. The collec-
tion of class dues and the sale of
subscriptions to the Alumnus will
also end this afternoon.
Likewise today will be the last
opportunity to place orders for caps
and gowns, and canes. Orders for'
the former are being taken at Van
Boven's while Wagner's will secure
the canes. Pipes may be ordered at

IOsborn, with the exception of a Cordial Relations.
few small donations. Deferring con- I
sideration of her motion to con--U
tinue the bureau under the new NICE, France, Apr. 9-(P)-Avow-
administration, the council re- ing France's friendship for Italy in Schermerhorn Criticizes Papers'
ferred the matter to the budget .his farewell address, retiring Pres- enenH
committee. Tendencies to Headline
Alderman C. C. Freeman, report- ident Gaston Doumegue siled to-
ing on the activities of the ordin- day f spection tour of the French pro-
ance committee, with regard to the ectontour oThe tendency of the modern daily
proposed revision of the taxicab tectorate. nwppr ofwuetebzre
ordinance, stated that a tentative In an address at a luncheon ten- newsp to fate the bizarre
revision which had been drawn up dered him by the municipality of and sensational news, wasscored
by the committee will be ready for Nice, President Doumergue recalledI yesterday by James Schermerhorn, eetto otecucla t htfre we n dtro h
presentat othe councl at its that France and Italy were alie: Detroit Times, addressing an All-
regular meeting Monday night. during the World war and predicted Campus forum in Alumni Memorial
Fine Totals Given. .1the continuance of cordial rela- hall on "The Relation of the Met-
In a report of police activities for tions between the two nations. ropolitan Press to the University."
the month of March, Chief Thomas Declaring that France's Mediter- Normal news has no value for
O'Brien revealed that a total of ranean shore was particularly dear today's paper, he declared. The
$680 was taken in by the depart- to him, he continued: press is manufacturing "something
ment in fines, and $44.90 in city "Noble and friendly nations frame for the market, for circulation.
fees. The whole number of arrests ( the shore. One of them partook of : They are merchandising."
for the month was placed at 55. our recent terrible trial and fought In referring to a questionnaire
Ernst M. Wurster, city treasurer, valiantly and gloriously at our compiled by a Columbia University
reported that $611,691.28 in school sides for defense and the triumph professor, who discovered that 40
taxes was collected in the city dur- of a great cause. per cent of the sensational type of
ing the last month and turned over "In the course of that struggle, news published was disliked by 5,-
to the board of education. our community of cultural interests 000 people questioned. Schermer-
and sentiments affirmed itself in so 1 horn asked if there "isn't some-
i striking a fashion that I am con- thing wrong with the sense of news
Io-Il vinced the memory of it will always proportion, when excessive space is
C remain living and active in our given to write-ups of recreation,
hearts." scandal, and murder, and compara-
Hwe , the President said, tively none to useful articles."
France must be on her guard, par- The excessive front-page publici-
ticularly "because of a brusque ty following the recent University
event, the importance of which both .raids may be attributed to the
Former School Board Treasurer for the present and future must 1 tendency of the modern press to
Succumbs After Attack not be misunderstood." The hearers print "what's gone wrong, rather
deduced that he was alluding to than news of cultural and educa-
of ysiplas.tional value," the former editor
- the Austro-German customs pact. tah
The sentence of Grove J. Ray, "The very history of the country sate'.
former treasurer and agent of the where that event occurred," he sai,M
Ann Arbor board of education, end- "contains precedents full of teach- MIMES WILL GIVE
ed yesterday morning when death, ings which it would be dangerous MYSTERY COMEDY
following an illness of more than a for us to forget. I do not wish to
month, expunged from the records dramatize anything, but we must l
his term of from five to 15 years put things in their right propor-
for embezzlenent. tions. For we must guard against 'The Perfect Alibi.'
The 59-year-old man, who for other surprises and dangers which
more than 35 years had held vari- they may bring." "The Perfect Alibi," by A. A.
ous city and civic positions, died Milne, will be presented on Wed-
in the hospital of the state prison Six Scholarships Given nesday, Thursday, Friday and Sat-
at Jackson. iAurday the week following vacation
His death was caused by erysip-' io MandelbaumAward by Mimes, honorary campus dra-
elas, an illness which only last week matic society, it was announced
became acute. Little hope had been Simon Mandelbaum scholarships, yesterday. The performances will
held for his recovery. each bearing an annual stipend of be given in the Laboratory theatre.
Ray was sentenced Feb. 26 by $600, were awarded yesterday to six Tickets are already on sale at the
Judge Glen Gillespie, of Pontiac. 1students, three from the literary Union, where advance reservations
Tacked to his sentence had been college and three from the engi- may be made.
two provisions applicable if the for- neering college. Karl Litzenburg, of the English
mer treasurer was to be released at George P. Loweke, '31, Frank E. department, is directing the play.
the expiration of the minimum Cooper, '31, and Frank H. Baker, The cast includes Kathryn Kratz,
term. At the end of five years, he '32, are the literary collegestudents '32, who played in the Junior Girls'
would have been eligible to parole to be awarded scholarships. Others play, R. Duane Wells, '32, who took
provided hisrecord at Jackson had were granted William Mikulas, '32E, parts in "The Bride," "Merrie-Go-
been satisfactory, and restitution August G. Trometer, '32E, and Wil- Round," "An Episode," and "Pokey,"
had been made to the school board. liam H. Yenni, '32E. William Mulroney, '32, Harry L. Ar-
Ray's first position with the board '__ _nold, 32, Irving Pearlstone, '33,
of education was in 1902. From then Margaret Smith, '33A, Edith Gross-
on until his sentence, he had served 'nsian Distribution berg, '33, William Dickert, '33, Ray
as secretary, business manager, Announced for May 20 Suffron, '32, and Whitney Dixon,
bookkeeper, and treasurer. He was '31. Suffron has had parts in sev-
arrested Dec. 11, 1930, charged with The 191 Michioannian will he eral Play Production Dresentations

His daughter, Paulina, was not
with him.
Taken ill Monday, physicians
diagnosed his illness as pneu-
monia. He steadily grew worse
and 48 hours later they admitted
his condition was desperate.
Mrs. Longworth Notified.
Mrs. Longworth was notified
when it was determined he was
suffering from pneumonia and she
farrived in Aiken Wednesday. Her
fortitude, Dr. H. R. Wilds of Aiken,
one of the attending physicians,
said, was remarkable.
Two of Mrs. Longworth's broth-
ers, Kermit and Archibald Roose-
velt, were speeding to the bedside
but had not arrived at the time of
the speaker's death.
Mr. Longworth arrived in Aiken
March 30 to rest after the arduous
duties as speaker of the house.. He
developed a cold soon after arriv-
ing but it was not believed serious
until this week. He had played a
little golf, friends said, but had
done little else in the way of exer-
Dr. Wilds said that no plans for
she funeral had been made. He was
:eaving the house for the first,
Jime since Mr. Longworth became
3ritically ill.
Nicholas knew nothing of what
took place in and out of his room
Wednesday night. He was fighting
:pis last battle, losing but still ,fight-
ng with such vitality that his
.hysicians marveled.
He knew how to fight. He learned
that when he was elected to the
board of education in Cincinnati in
1918 and through subsequent polit-
cal victories to the speakership of
the house, one of the most import-
ant of American official posts.
Press Awaits the End.
Newspaper men stood with bowed
aeads in the flowered portico of the
.urtis colonial mansion early in
the day as Dr. Wilds, one of Mr.
Longworth's physicians told them
he would live only a few hours.
The doctor would not give up
Hope, but Mr. Longworth didn't
nave a chance, he said.
Back to their typewriters went
the men of the press, their hearts
aeavy with the task to tell a wait-
ing world what they feared and
hoped against. Both inside and out-
siae of the curtained window of the
sick room the vigil continued. Doc-
tors and nurses and loving hands
administering to the losing fighter
inside, newspaper men watching
the inevitable.
Then the doctor stepped out of
the house and told the newspaper
men the end had come.
Throughout the world the news
of his death flashed. Thousands of
words described his, career. The
vigil was over.
Death of Speaker Adds
To Confusion in House
"Speaker Longworth's untimely
death throws the already compli-
cated situation in Congerss into
confusion," stated Prof. James K.
Pollock, of the political science de-
partment, yesterday in an inter-
view on the political consequences
of the Speaker's death. "Even if
he had lived, it is not certain that
he would have been re-elected, due
to the closeness in the voting
strength of the parties."
"During Longworth's speakership,
the House gained considerably in
power over legislation at the ex-
pense of the Senate," Professor
Pollock said. "We are however too
near his regime to estimate his



ver submitted a bill which would will be presented at 8 o'clock Tues-
make it unlawful to carry a gun y
concealed or otherwise in an au-h day, April 21, in Hill auditorium.
tomobile withouta permit. ITh picture, "Obrammergau with
Scenesof the Passion Play of 1930,"
STURGIS-C. M. Ferner, superin- is a motion picture travel-talk by
tendent of schools, today received E. M. Newman.
an unsigned letter with a dollar bill Newman will not only present his
enclosed which said "she had crash- own impressions of the 1930 play,
ed" the graduation exercises 21 but will also show a new collection
years ago at Sturgis High school. of still color views and motion pic-
GRAND RAPTDS The Michigan tures, depicting the new outdoor
S A U Rbasketball tournament theatre, the peasants at work on
the stage'and at their daily occu-
which opens here tomorrow eve- pations, the costumes and also

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