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Bommarito, Pizzino,


Acquitted After Hours of
Pizzino Rearrested for Second
Murder; Livecchi Held
on Robbery Charge.

question of "Who

killed Jerry

Buckley and why? remained un
answered tonight. A recorder's
court jury returned a verdict of
acquital in the cases of Ted Piz.
zino, Angelo Livecchi and Joe
The jury announced it had ac-
quitted' Joe Bommarito on the
first ballot taken yesterday, after
the case had been placed in the
jurors' handls at 10:10 a. m. Angelo
Livecchi was cleared on the fifth
ballot, ad Pizzino on the ninth.
Bommarito and Pizzino were ac-
cused by the state Hof being two of
the gunmen who entered the lobby
of the LaSalle hotel at 1:40 a. m.
last July 23 and shot down Gerald
E. Buckley, militant crusader for
radio station WMBC, two hours af-
ter he had announced the recall of
the then Mayor Charles Bowles,
whom he had attacked in his night-
ly broadcasts.
Buckley Was Waiting.
Livecchi was acdused by the state
of signalling the gunmen, as they
'wAlted :outside tte hotel, when
ley W sea d in the lobby
and the scene was set for the as-
sassination. There was testimony
during the trial to show that Buck-
ley was waiting at the scene of his
death to keep an appointment,
made half an hour before in a tele-
phone conservation with a woman.
Police had never divulged whether
they knew who made that appoint-
In spite ,of stern warnings issued
by court attendants against any
demonstration by 'spectators, there
were repeated cheers when the ver-
dict of acquittal was announced
at 7:50 o'clock tonight. Mrs. Rose
Pizzino, who came from New York
several weeks ago to be with Aer
husband, fainted in the arms of
Allen W. Kent, Pizzino's attorney.
Livecchi to Rochester.
Before the defendants could leave
the courtroom, Pizzino was argsted
for another murder and Livecchi
was taken into custody for Roches-
ter, N. Y., police on a robbery
Pizzino, it was revealed, is one of
the two men indicted last fall by
the 22-man Wayne county grand
jury for the slaying of William Can-
non and George Collins, dope run-
ners, last July 3.
State Bulletins
(By Associated Press)
Tuesday, April 21, 1931
DETRIT-It was announced to-
day that the annual convention of
the Michigan Anti-Saloon League,
to open here tomorrow, will be at-
tended by over 1,000 members. Wil-
liam E. (Pussyfoot) Johnson, will
be among many nationally known
prohibitionists to speak.
MT. CLEMENS-Whether or not
it is feasible to open the Clinton
river for large lake steamers from
its mouth to the new Jefferson ave-
nue bridge is the subject of a con-
ference between federal and local
GRAND HAVEN-Louis Koster,
75, of Detroit, died suddenly here
today of a heart attack. Mr. Koster,
who had been a traveling salesman
for the Edison-Moore company of
Detroit, for the past 52 years, was
th lasto nf the eomnanv' original

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Associated Press Photo
King Prajadhipok of Siam, visiting the United States for an opera-
tion on his eyes, tips his hat to America as he debarks at Vancouver,,
B. C. Behind him on the gangplank is Queen Rombai-Barni.

Condition of Randall and Wife
Critical; Given Tetanus
University hospital physicians, in
a bulletin issued late last night, said
that the condition of Professor
Harrison M. Randall and Mrs. Ran-
dall, seriously injured M o n d a y
morning in an automobile collision
on US-12, four miles west of here,
was improved.
Mrs. Randall, who had been un-
conscious for nearly 24 hours, was
able to recognize her son who stood
at the bedside. This, however, was
only mometary, physicians - stating
she has never fully regained con-
Professor Randall, who is director
of the physics laboratory, is suffer-
ing from a fracture of the right;
wrist and left leg and lacerations'
of the body. He is not, doctors said,
suffering from a crushed chest, as
was first reported throughout the
city. So far, no internal injuries
have developed. Mrs. Randall, it
was stated, sustained several frac-
tured ribs and a deep laceration of
the scalp.,
Tetanus anti-toxin was adminis-,
tered yesterday to both Professor
Randall and Mrs. Randall. Their
condition, however, remains criti-
Seniors in Education
Plan Invitation Sale
Seniors of the education school
may order commencement an-
nouncements and invitations from
1 to 5 o'clock daily through Friday
in University hall, Laverne Taylor,
class president, announced yester-
day. The money for the announce-
ments must accompany the order.
The Weather 1
Wednesday, with local rain in
south; rain or snow and colder in
north portions: Thursday mostly
cloudy, rain or snow at night.

Entries Must be Filed Before
Monday, April 28; Subject
for Speeches Chosen.
The extemporaneous speech con-
test sponsored by the Oratorical
association will begin the week of
April 28, it was announced yester-
day by Robert A. Murphy, '31, vice
president of the association. Entries
must be filed not later than Mon-
day, April 28, at the offices of theE
speech department.
The subject which the contestants
are to speak on is "Should Univer-
sity Regulation of Student Affairs
be Confined to the Classroom?"
Each speaker will talk for six min-
utes on any phase of the above sub-
ject. This speech may be prepared,
and will constitute the preliminar-
ies from which the contestants for
the finals will be selected. Both men
and women are eligible to take part.
Gold, silver and bronze medals
will be awarded for first., second
and third places, Murphy announc-
Regent Beal to Preside at 37th
Anniversary of Organization.
Observance of the 37th anniver-
sary of the Ann Arbor Humane So-
I ciety and of national humane week,
and the honoring of past and pres-
ent officers, will be held at 6 o'clock,
this evening at a dinner in the
Chamber of Commerce building.
Officers who have served in the
organization since its inception here
will be honored. Other officers, in-
cluding Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Good-
year, B. A. Finney and, Herbert M.
Slauson, will be guests of honor.
Junius E. Beal, Regent of the
JUniversity, will act as toastmaster.
c The principal address will be given
by Dr. Frederick B. Fisher, pastor
of the First Methodist church. Ar-
rangements have been made for 125

Alfonso and Royal Family Quit
Paris to Escape Possible
Attempt on Lives.
Prince Don Juan, Logical Heir
to Throne, Will Leave
Italy for Paris.-
LONDON, Apr. 21.-(P)-Alfonso
XIII, king without a country, came
to England tonight on a short busi-
nes strip and was greeted by cheer-
ing thousands at Victoria station.
A mighty roar of "vive el rey"
came from the throats of royalist
followers as Alfonso stepped from
the Paris express, tired but smiling
whimsically at the ovation. He was
hustled into an automobile and
whirled away to the Claridge hotel,
his favorite hostelry for many,
Leave Paris Home..
PARIS, Apr. 21. - 0) - Spain's
exiled king and queen broke up
their newly formed Paris establish-
ment today to seek a new home
where there will be less chance of
an assassin's bullet thwarting the
hopes of Alfonso to return to his
Alfonso before noon left Hotel
Meurice by motor car for Calais to
take a cross channel steamer to
England, where, gossip had it, he
was to confer with his banker re-
garding matters of personal finance.
Juan En Route to Paris.
Alfonso's third sn, Prince Don
Juan, whom most ' Spanish mon-a
archists consider the logical heir
to the throne, is en route to Paris
from Italy. While Alfonso is in Eng-
land he probably will make ar-
rangements for Don Juan who is
a handsome youngster not yet
eighteen to enter a school near
Balloting on Proposed Student
Council Reorganization
Set for April 30.
Balloting on the proposed plan of
the Student council to centralize
student government in the Senate
Committee on Student Affairs will
be held Thursday, April 30, in an
effort to determine campus senti-
ment favoring or opposing such a
The proposal provides that the
student representation on the Sen-
ate Committee be increased to sev-
en. A like number of faculty mem-
bers in addition to the Dean of
Students, who would preside, would
complete the revised committee.
In addition the plan would estab-
lish a student administrative coun-
cil to take the place of the present
Student council. The former would
be organized on the same plan as
the Union and the StudentPublica-
tions and would manage class elec-
tions, fall and spring games, pep
meetings, and other matters now
handled by the present council.
If approved by the student body
in the campus vote, the proposal
will be placed before the University
Senate for consideration. The pow-
er to make any change in student
government organization rests with
the Senate alone. If adopted by that
body, the plan would probably be
started before the spring all-cam-
pus elections and be in full opera-
tion by next year.
The recent proposed change in
the Senate whereby a "University
Council" would take over the work
of the Senate proper, would not in

any way affect the reorganization
i of student government. Although
this "University Council" would dis-
place the present Senate Committee
on University Affairs, the Commit-
tee on Student Affairs would remain

University Committee Prepares
Program to Include All
Campus Activities,
Preparations for the Spring
Homecoming program, to be held
May 8, 9, and 10, are progressing
under the University committee inC
charge which is working in con-
junction with the League and the
Union. The Homecoming program
will include the traditional Cap
Night, the annual Fathers and Sons
banquet at the Union, an address
by Prof. Laurence M. Gould. of the
faculty and recently a member of
the Byrd expedition, and Mother's
Friday will include such events
as inspection tours of the new Legal
Research library, to be opened to
the public for the first time during
the Homecoming week-end, the
engineering exhibitions, and the
Cap Night event at Sleepy Hollow
when the first year men throw
their pots into the bonfire.
Saturday's program is composed
of several exhibitions, the Minne-
sota-Michigan track meet at Ferry
Field, the Fathers' and Sons' ban-
quet, the Gould address, and other
minor events. Mother's Day, on
May 10, wil be featured by a musi-
cal program from the glee clubs and
varsity band in Hill auditorium,
and the annual senior Cane Day,
when the traditional canes are
worn for the first time.
Invitations have been sent out to
more than 7,000 parents of Univer-
sity students and one of the largest
groups of visitors in the history of
the University is expected by the
committee, which is composed, of
representatives from every major
activity and branch on the campus.
Tickets for the banquet and lecture
will be combined at a price not to
exceed $2.50, it was stated yester-
day. All the other events during the
week-end wil be free to the guests.
Bryan Rust to Speak j
on Future UniVersity
Dr. Bryan Rust, professor of poli-
tical science at Detroit City college,
will speak at 8:15 o'clock tomorrow
night in Natural Science auditori-
um under the auspices of the Round
Table club on "The University of
Dr. Rust, a graduate of the Uni-
versity of Virginia and the Univer-
sity of London, formerly taught at
Harvard. He is recognized, accord-
ing to officers of the club, as a
liberal thinker and a forceful
speaker. This is his first appear-
ance in Ann Arbor. The lecture will
be public.

Byrd Resumes Tour
After Death of Dog
CHICAGO, April U-1---Ig loo
is dead.
The fox terrier dog that ac-
companied Rear Admiral Rich-
ard E. Byrd to both the No th
and South Poles died at 4 a. m.
today in Boston.
Admiral Byrd, who had tempo-
rarily suspended his lecture tour
at Springfield, Ill., Monday night
to rush back to Boston, received
word on arriving here. He can-
celled plans to fly to Boston and
resumed his tour.
"And now that Igloo has died,"
the admiral said, "there's noth-
ing to do but go on with the
lecture tour."

Measure Cutting Appropriation to $4,500,000
Endorsed in Long Debate; Rural Bloc
Sees 'High Pressure Lobby.'
LANSING, April 21 -(P)---The house today endorsed a reduc-
tion in the University of Michigan mill tax appropriation to $4,500,000
a year in a debate which challenged regular legislative lines.
The Callahan bill proposing the University restriction, along
with another for a cut of $1,500,000 a year for Michigan State College
advanced in committee of the whole without amendments. In .the
prolonged argument, younger
DAILY RADIO PROGRAMS University alumni fought a losing
battle against the rural bloc and
Starting with this issue, The others who hurled charges of a
Daily will carry radio programs "high pressure lobby."
covering featured broadcasts. Honors Called Subterfuge.
The program will appear daily Charges that the University
on page two, football coaches had been lobby-
ing against the Callahan bill, that
a legislative demonstration honor-
allV0Hing three University scientists
F[ E last week was a subterfuge, and
FE that threats had been made against
members of the house supporting
FUH M LIT9H 0911the measure were freely made in
debate. Out of the argument, came
various suggestions ranging from
the elimination of the entire mill
Miniature Sabres and Scabbards tax appropriation to the suggestion
to be Given; Tickets Now that the University be limited to
Placed on Sale. the mill levy.
The debate followed its curious
Announcement of favors for the channel until an amendment of-
fered by the sponsor of the bill in
thirteenth annual Military Ball, to a hope toward a compromise was
be held May 1 in the ballroom of defeated. Representative Miles M.
the Union, was made yesterday by Callahan, of Reed City, proposed a
William Fouch, '31E, chairman of restriction of $4,62,82y mill appropria-
the favors committee. tion, the same figure contained in
Miniature sabres with scabbards, the administration budget bill now
exact replicas of the sabres used by under consideration by the legisla-
officers of the United States army, tive finance committee. He had in-
have been selected as the favors. creased the amount in hope of gain-
ing support from opponents of the
The words, "University of Michigan measure.
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1931 Military Ball, will be engraved'
on the blade of each sabre.
The ticket sale will be opened to
the general public today at the
R.O.T.C. building, Clyde W. John-
son, '31, chairman of tickets, stated
yesterday. Bids may also be secured
from members of Scabbard and
Blade, sponsors of the Ball.
Sincemore Chan half of the al=-
toted number of tickets have al-I
ready been disposed of, Johnson'
urged that students purchase tick-
ets before the first of next week.
Several features are being plan-
ned for the dance by the general
chairman, William M. Duckwitz,
'31E. A special exhibition by the
sabre drill team of the University
will precede the Grand March. The
team has recently appeared in ex-
hibitions in Ann Arbor and Detroit.
Immediately before the dance,
an initiation banquet will be given
for the new elected members of
Scabbard and Balde.

P r ternles to Fete
Sixty Men of Faculty
More than 60 faculty members
have been obtained to speak at
fraternity-faculty dinners, Harry
Haley, chairman of the faculty
committee of the Student Christian
association, announced. Fred B.
Wahr, assistant dean of students,
Prof. James K. Pollock, of the poli-
tical science department and Arthur
L. Cross are among those who will
be dinner guests of the 35 fraterni-
ties. The dinners are held on Wed-
nesday nights.

Pack Wins Apology.
Later when Representative Philip
C. Pack, of Ann Arbor, championed
for retention of the present tax
without limitation, said University
friends were opposed to the amend-
ment, Representative Callahan
apologized for offering it. It was
voted down by a narrow margin of
33 to 31.
Representative Pack pleaded for
an unlimited appropriation at the
present rate of sixth-tenths of a
mill. He said that the University
administration had made certain
commitments based on an antici-
pated mill appropriation of $5,068,-
000 a year for the biennium. Fifty-
seven per cent of the institution's
expenditures are for salaries, he
continued, and a reduction would
have to be borne by the teaching
He estimated the proposed cut
would mean a decrease of $1,000 a
year in the salaries of professors
and $750 for associate professors.
The proposal, he said, would leave
the University a deficit of $400,000
under its planned budget.
Milne Play to be Given Tonight
at Laboratory Theatre; Wells
and Kratz to Have Leads.
"The Perfect Alibi," a mystery
comedy by A. A. Milne, will be pre-
rented by Mimes at 8:15 o'clock to-
night in the Laboratory theatre.
Performances will continue each
night until Saturday night.
R. Duane Wells, '32, will play one
of the leading roles. Opposite him
will be Kathryn Kratz. Other mem-
bers of the cast are William Dickert,
'32, Harry L. Arnold, '32, Irving
Pearlstone, '33, Edith Grossberg, '33,
Margaret Smith, '33A, Whitney Dix-
on, '31, Ray Suffron, '31, and Wil-
liam Mulroney, '34.
With +hi..vniav ims ivolar-l



Mears end Breese Will Threaten iltr flight.


University Scientists Co-operate
With Virginians in Effort
to Eliminate Evils.
Can morphine be so altered or
treated as to remove its undesir-

Eddy, research professor of phar-
macology, have charge of the work
for the University. At Virginia Dr.
Lyndon F. Small is studying the
chemistry of morphine and makingj
various alterations in its composi-
tion, and in addition is making

Round-th c-World Record
of Graf Zeppelin.
LOS ANGELES, April 21.-(A '--
The summer of 1931 will not be
without its assaults on flight rec-
ords if plans under way on the west
coast now can be taken as a guide.
With the season of good weather
at hand nrenarations are heing

Another ship is under construc-
tion for Commander Donald Mac-
Millan, who will attempt an aerial
expedition over the North Pole.
Col. Roscoe Turner, cross-country
speedster, is considering another
try at the east-west and west-east
transcontinental records.
A trans-Atlantic flight is being
studied hv (nt .R Amml n fChi_

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