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February 21, 1931 - Image 3

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-~FACE Tmm

Racd for Republican Nomination
Narrows Down to Lyle,
Thompson, Albert.

Oil Boom strikes Small Village of Longview in Texas;
Crop Failures Forgotten as Large, New City Springs Up

Present City Head in Bitterest
Battle of Career to
Keep Job.
(y Associatfe Press
CHICAGO, Feb. 20.-William Hale
Thompson - "Big Bill Thompson"
to Chicago-flailing his way through
the. campaign for the nomination
as the Republican candidate for
mayor, is fighting one of the most
bitter and virulent battles of his
long and colorful career.
Has Been Mayor 12 Years.
Rounding out his sixty-second
'year, an even dozen of them as
mayor of Chicago; stricken more
than once by prophets from the
political lists because of illness and
party defections, Thompson has set
his cowboy hat at a warlike angle
and emerged again with the blud-
goons of battle.
Municipal Judge John H. Lyle
and Ald. Arthur F. Albert are op-
posing the mayor in next Tuesday's
primary and the poison darts they
have aimed at "Thompsonism" have
brought him full tilt into the fray
with all the'vigor, vituperation and
showmanship of his past cam-
Making eight and ten speeches a
day, sending out thousands of
workers and bales of literature, en-
gineering all sorts of stunts, includ-
ing jackass parades and airplane
advertising, Thompson is gunning
for a fourth term which would give
3 him a longer tenure in the office
than any other man. What is more
important, it would give him the
opportunity of welcoming visitors
to the 1933 World's Fair. ,,
Thompson is "Glad-hander."
Welcoming a n d backslapping
have been strong points with "Big
Bill, the builder." One of his op-
ponents has gone so far as to say
that Thompson's only appearances
at the city hall during the present
teim were to extend the glad hand
to visiting heroes. Strangely enough
the "big moments" in Thompson's
life as an international news figure
came when he pulled in the "wel-
come mat.
Avkation Scholarships
Offered to Students
In an attempt .to interest col-
lege-men in aviation as a career, a
group of scholarships have been
sponsored by the Boeing school of
aeronautics, at Oakland, Cal., Prof.
E. A. Stalker, of the aeronautical
engineering department, announc-
The scholarship competition,
with flying and mechanical courses
at the Boeing school as awards, is
open to University men who fulfill
certain scholastic requirements.
The competition will be based on
essays covering various phases of
the aviation industry, and the a-
wards will be made by a national
committee composed of prominent
Professor Stalker said that stu-
dents interested in competing for
the awards may obtain full details
of the competition at his office.
dents here have petitioned for the
sale of beer on the campus.
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(B% Associated Press)
LONGVIEW, Tex., Feb. 20.-Less
than two months ago this little city
in east Texas lay dozing in the
center of an agricultural commun-
Crop failures, business depression
and the removal of railroad shops
had conspired to discourage its in-
habitants. The new census figures
showed a loss of nearly 700, drop-
ping the town almost to .the 5,000
Today every hotel, every house
in town is filled to overflowing.
Population has grown to between
20,000 and 25,000. Bank deposits
have almost doubled. On every hand
are excitement, enthusiasm, hustle
and hurry.
Such a sudden transformation
has been wrought by the opening
of a new oil field-a field Harry
Sinclair is quoted as describing as+
"the biggest he ever saw in theI
Three days after Christmas, a
wildcat driller near Kilgore, 16
miles southwest of L o n g v i e w,
brought in a 22,000-barrel well from
a depth of 4,000 feet on the farm
of J. Malcolm Crim.
On January 26, a second gusher
of F. K. Lathrop's farm, 20 miles
to the northeast of the discovery
well, came in with at40,000-barrel
Then the rush was on in earnest.
Once quiet streets rang with the
blare of traffic, automobiles lined
curbstones and highways for miles.
The excess of visitors, unable to
find accommodations at the center
of things, crowded every town
within a radius of 25 miles.
Longview's force of telephone
operators was doubled, telegraph
facilities trebled.
Hospitals have been thrown open
to the newcomers. The newest ho-

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Young Rockerfeller
Has $52; Received
for Jury Services
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Feb. 20.-John D.
Rockefeller III. had $52 today-or
had it coming-for jury service in
which he helped to convict two
men of mail fraud in the sale of
dental supplies stock.
He heard evidence for 13 days at
$4 a day. The jury found Thurs-
day night that Jupton Sprinkle
and Peter O. Sprinkle were guilty of
what the government charged was
a million-dollar swindle. They, de-
cided that Lake H. Sprinkle and
Bane Z. Sprinkle were not guilty
and recommended extreme leniency
for Peter O. Sprinkle.
Freshmen Will Canvass Campus
for Books Next Week.


The southwest's latest oil boom is at Longview, Tex., where thel
for $3,500,000. Above is a scene at Kilgore, Tex., where the current bo
seekers have flocked to the territory in the hope of striking other ne

tel is starting a 64-room addition.
A n o t h e r newspaper has been
launched. Several large office build-
ings are planned.
Four pipe-lines are being rushed
to the new field, and work is tor
start at once on at least three re-
The boom has brought its fan-
tastic stories of quick riches and;

fortunes that might have been.
J. Malcolm Crim, general store
owner, sold the discovery well on
his property for $2,100,000 and that
day sent receipted bills to every
customer, some of whom owed him
hundreds of dollars after the years
of drought. F. K. Lathrop sold his,
holdings for $3,500,000.
A year ago a young newspaper


' Members of the freshman Ren-
dezvous club will begin Monday to
canvass Ann Arbor for donations of
books for the University fresh air
camp at Patterson Lake.
Theodore Hornberger, instructor
I in the English department and
camp director, said that lack of'
Lathrop well (below) has been sold adequate reading facilities has been
om started. Hundreds of fortune- a defect of the camps for a number
w producers. of years. The Rendezvous club
members will attempt to remedy
man bought a lease on sixty-two the juvenile library situation with
and one-half acres for a small sum. their campaign.
Unable to finance a renewal, he Ann Arbor Boy Scout troops, Hi-Y
sold out for $2 an acre in Decem- clubs, Sunday School classes, and
ber, only to see the buyers of his private homes will be canvassed in
lease within a few weeks dispose of an attempt to secure books that
their holdings for $1,000 an acre. are suitable reading for boys be-
Old-timers cannot remember such tween the ages of eight and 15, who
active bidding for leases as the each year are given weeks of whole-
Longview boom has brought. some fun in the out-of-doors. Lo-
__cal book stores will be visited to
obtain used or unsalable books.
Butler Will Address Library quarters will be in a tent
Butlr T illAddess constructed by members of the
Gathering in Detroit University R.O.T.C. It will be con-
ducted in a system similar to that
Hackley Butler, secretary of the used in the University library, with
Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce, the boys signing for books.
will speak at the annual guest -The Rendezvous club is composed
luncheon of the Fort Ponchatraine of first yeartmen who attended
camp during the week-end preced-
chapter of the Daughters of the ing Orientation Week. They were
American Revolution at noon today invited by the Student Christian
in the ballroom of the Statler hotel association on recommendation of
in Detroit. Registrar Ira M. Smith.
Butler will talk on "Russia" and Students having books are asked
some of its institutions. to leave them at lane hall.

Import Duties on American Cai
Manufactures Increased by
Dominion Officials.
(B, Associated Press)
OTTAWA, Ont., Feb. 20.--In-
creased tariff protection against
American automobiles was imposed
Thursday night by the Dominion
of Canada through an order in
The order fixes a discount of 20
per cent from list prices as the
basis for determining duty, and this
discount will apply through all
classes of cars. In effect, it means
an increase in the tariff of as high
as 15 per cent. The order is to
take effect immediately.
The tariff is raised by setting a
basis for duty by discounts from
list prices instead of on wholesale
prices, as heretofore. The whole-
sale prices are ordinarily from 2 to
35 per cent lower than list.
The action was taken under au-
thority of legislation passed at the
September special session of Par-
Pressure of Canadian manufac-
turers had been so great that the
government decided to abandon
consideration for distributors of
high priced cars, which had previ-
ously delayed action.
Before passing the order in coun-
cil the government required and
obtained from all automobile man-
ufacturers in Canada a promise
-gueApe a j ou plnotA Satp Vst
age of the additional protection to
increase prices.
"If they do not honor that prom-
ise there will be trouble," declared
E. B. Ryckman, Minister of Na-
tional Revenue, who had the order
put through.
At least one manuafeturer said
prices would be lowered1 in conse-
quenceof. Canadian made cars get-
ting a larger share of the market.
LEGE-All students making "B"
average for a year will be given
cutting privileges.
Formerly of State St. is now lo-
cated at 606 First Nat'l. Bank
PHONE 6335

Relation Between Intelligence, The relation between the I. Q.
A 1 RDental Quotients, Told in and the D.Q. is being investigated
School Bulletin. I by the Detroit department of health
Paris Embassy Attache Finds education, he stated.. "Whatever
P s E a F s "Mother Nature," says Prof. S. A. the outcome," he says, "-and there
Schedule of Marches in is already considerable evidence
Rochambeau Library. "has herself provided us with a o, hich shows that the two may be
identical,-children in every land
(By Associated Press) fine, standard, non-verbal test of and race cut their teeth in much
VERSAILLES, France, Feb. 20.- physical maturation." the same manner."
A first-hand document of the The "dental age," he explains in
American revolution, lost for a cen- an article for the School of Educa-
tury and a half, has turned up in tion Bulletin, may become as im-
the library of the late Marquis de portant to educators as mental or
Rochambeau. physical age. The reason for this
is that dental age, when divided by
Ifo ther"ywichueountrhechronological age, yields a "dental
for the army which the Count de quotient," (D.Q.). This is the meas-
Rochambeau led to the siege of ure of physiological development,
Yorktown im 1781. As luck would he states, just as the intellegence
have it, it comes to light just as quotient, (I.Q.) is a measure of
Yorktown is preparing to celebrateqoentlIde)e sapement.
in October the sesquicentennial ofm len
that siege, which ended in the sur-
render of Cornwallis.
Warrington Dawson, special at- UNFINISHED
tache of the American embassyF
here, who discovered the document, FURN ITURE
has also found in the same library
a complete journal of the York- Floor Shelves
town siege, written by Baron Gas-
pard de Gallatin, one of the French Hanging Shelves
officers under Rochambeau.
The schedule covers the march Tables, Etc.
which began at Newport on June
10, 1781, and ended at Williams-'
burg, Va., on September 26. It tells 2 /O%
of bivouacks at 34 towns where the
armies camped, and gives a plan of
each town.WENZEL
rooting section composed entirely
of women students will be organiz- Phone 6713
ed here next fall.
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7 to 15 at
Our Main Street Office


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