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J., No. 151





New York Financier
Succumbs at Home

Dean of American Bankers Dies
in New York Residence
at Ninety-One.
Deceased Capitalist Held Stock
in More Than Forty
NEW YORK, May 2-(/P)-George
F. Baker, philanthropist and dean
of American financiers, died of
pneumonia at 8 o'clock tonight at
his home on Madison avenue. He
was 91 years old. Mr. Baker died


n unconscious for sev-
t his bedside were his
.Baker, jr., his daugh-
>adby Loew and his\

The aged chairman of the board
of the First National bank and di-
rector of the United States Steel
corporation was stricken Thursday
after his usual active .day down-
town. He complained of chills and
yesterday morning his condition
rapidly grew worse.
Kept Interests Until End.t
The man; who once admitted his
financial strength was so great
that no large enterprise could be
carried through without first win-
ning his confidence and that of
J. P. Morgan, had kept his interests
to the last in many of the 40 or
more corporations in which his
fortune had arisen.
His wealth had been placed by
acquaintances variously at from
$200,000,000 to $500,000,000. He was
rated by many to be the third rich-
est man in the world, only Henry
Ford and John D. Rockefeller being
conceded more wealth. Few besides
Rockefeller rivaled him in gifts to
Baker was born on March 27,
1840. He did "nothing unusual;" in
his own words, when he began.
Planned Way to Wall Street.
"I was a very quiet worker," he
said, 'and that served to distin-
guish me. My first job that I chose
to call a job was in a small bank
in Albany. It was there that I
made and invested my first thou-
sand dollars. Then I simply plan-
ned my way to Wall Street. It was
with this money that- I bought the
First National bank."
The deceased has been lauded by
J. P. Morgan for his service as a'
stabilizing effect in the panic of
1907. After that he was accepted as
a figure of the financial world. He
was a great aid to the government
in the war-time Liberty Bond sales
a.nd in loans to the treasury.
Baker's largesthdonation was $5,-
000,000 to Harvard university. He
also made large gifts to the Metro-
politan Museum of Art and to hos-
pitals and general charities.
I SateBulletins.
(By Associated Press)
Saturday, May 2, 1931.
KALAMAZOO-Miss Louise Pfin-
del and William Fischer met in
their native France some years ago.
They became sweethearts. Fischer
came to the United States seven
months ago, and today Miss Pfindel
followed him and they were mar-
ried here.

George F. Baker,
New York financier, reputed to
be the third richest man in the
United States, who died last night,
after a short illness. Prominent on
Wall street for half a century,
Baker wasstill a director of many
corporations and chairman of the
board in the First National bank.
He was 91 years old.
Admission of Guests to Legal
Research Building to Be
Homecoming Feature.
Formal opening next Friday of j
the new Legal Research library, the
gift of the late William W. Cook,
will be one of the features of the
spring homecoming weekend..
Like the rest of the quadrangle,
the new building is English Gothic
in style and is constructed of
variegated stone with the addition
of carved limestone.
The great reading room of the
library, more than 200 feet long,
occupies the central portion of the
building. The high arched ceiling,
more than 50 feet above the floor
is elaborately decorated with hand
carved medallions.
Nineteen high windows will light
the room and, set in the expanse
of stained glass, are seals of 172
educational institutions from all
parts of the world. The lower por-
tions of the walls are panelled with
English pollard oak.
The book stacks in six levels will
accommodate more than 205,000
books while special libraries in the
building will bring the total capa-
city of the new unit to almost 275,-
000 volumes. The central room is
surrounded by 21 carrels for special
In the four corner towers of the
building are special consultation
rooms where groups of students
may study together without dis-
turbing the students in the main
reading room. Space for legal re-
search, a large duplicate library
and two special libraries, is pro-
vided in the upper floors and towers
of the new structure.
Golf Holds Perils,
Alan Bovard Finds

Last Program of Year Addressed
to Next Year's Prospective
Michigan Students.
Registrar Smith Makes Appeal
for Promising Students
Without Funds.
Bringing the University broad-
casting programs to a close for the
year, President Alexander G. Ruth-
ven, Miss Alice Lloyd, dean of wo-
men, Ira M. Smith, registrar, Prof.
Arthur D. Moore, of the engineer-
ing college, and Prof. Philip E.
Bursley, director of "Orientation
Period" addressed high s c h o o 1
graduates at 8 o'clock last night
who plan to enter th University
next fall.
President Ruthven greeted the
prospective Michigan students, and
pointed out that the University
faculties are not so much interest-
ed in the immediate reasons, for
the decision to enter college as they
are that they should, now or short-
ly after they enter, understand cer-
tain university a n d educational
ideals without which the next few
years will bear little, or only dwarf,
Smith Asks For Student Aid.
Pointing out that many students
are now in college who ought not
be there, Ira M. Smith warned high
school students against coming to'
college merely because others are
going. "I should estimate that ap-
proximately 500 high school grad-
uates of Michigan schools who are
the most promising students in the
state will be kept away from col-
lege next fall becuse of iack of
funds," he said. S-nith pointed out,
that local communities would be.
of great service to the state if they
would cooperate in helping such{
students to enter college.
Moore Praises Orientation Week.1
Professor Moore praised the Or-
ientation Period as "a useful tool,
fashioned for the freshman who'
will take it in the right spirit and
turn it to his rather great advant-
age. "As a summary of comments
made by engineering freshmen last.
fall on their Orientation Period,"
said Professor Moore, "the total of
favorable comments of different.
kinds f r o m freshmen numbered
350, while the total of unfavorable.
comments of all kinds numbered
39. /
Newspaper Endorses Dr. Smith
to Fill Vacancy; Brucker
Gets Recommendation.
Endorsement of Dr. Richard R.
Smith, of Grand Rapids, as a mem-
ber of the Board of Regents of the
University to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of Dr. Walter H. Saw-
yer, Hillsdale, was made yesterday
in an editorial in the Grand Rapids

Coach Fisher's Varsity baseball
team won its second Conference
start of the season yesterday at
Bloomingtonf by defeating the
Hoosiers, 4-0. Compton went the
whole way for Michigan, while
Veller pitched for Indiana.
Eddie Tolan showed that he
can stil be counted upon to turn
in some fast time this year by
winning the 100-yard dash at the
Ohio Relays in 9.6. Michigan also
won the 440 and 880-yard relays.
Ohio State's golf team proved
no match for Michigan over the
University links, and the Wolver-
ines sent them back to Columbus
smarting under a 13%/2-4%/2 de-
Other Big Ten baseball scores
Northwestern 9-Ohio State 7
Wisconsin 8-Minnesota 4
Chicago 10-Iowa 7
Iowa defeated Chicago's track
team, 106/2 to 28%/2.
Complete Sport News on Pages 6 & 7
Group of Methodist Laymen Ask
Resignation Before
Clergy Meeting.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 2.-(P)
-Resignation of James Cannon jr.,'
from his bishopric in the Meth-
odist Episcopal Church, South, is
asked in a petition to the semi-
annual meeting of the College of
Bishops here.
The petition, from a group of
Methodist laymen, was made pub-
lic in Richmond, Va., and Bishop
John M. Moore, secretary of the
college, said it was the same as
others received by him along with
various communications opposing
Cannon's elevation to the presi-
dency of the college under a rule
of rotation. At the same , time,
Bishop Moore said, letters also had
been received supporting Cannon.
In the petition, the Virginia pre-
late,who was vindicated by the last
quarterly conference of the church
and later by a group of elders of
charges based on stock market
transactions and other allegations
never made public, is "doing the
church untold harm."
"Reports that gravely reflect on
the moral character of Bishop
Cannon have been p u blish e d
throughout the country," the peti-
tion recited. "He has made no pub-
lic statement that would vindicate
himself or that would relieve the
church of the embarrasment which
she suffers by reason of the fact
that he is one of her bishops."
The petitioners asked that "ur
bishop find some means to restore
confidence in the moral integrity
of the church," adding that "the
least that could be asked of Bishop
Cannon under these circumstances
is that for the good and peace of
the church he resign his office,"
Canton Students Call
Strike Against HMeadsl

Unitarian Minister Will Present
Interpretation of Bach
at Church Today.
Fisher Will Discuss 'Adventure'
in Talk; R. E. Sayles
Plans Speech,
Music and its relation to social
change'and to various other factors
in modern life will be discussed
this morning by Rev. Harold P.
Marley at the Unitarian church
under the topic, "A Social Inter-
pretation of Bach."
"Is music more than deluxe sound
waves and can the May festival be
more than an emotional dissipa-
tion? is one of the questions
which Rev. Marley will bring out in
his talk. He will also deal with
music as a possible medium of ex-
pression of great ideas and social
Chapman to Address Students.
"What is Normal in Religion?";
will be the topic which Rev. Alfred
Lee Klaer, associate pastor of the
First Presbyterian church, will dis-
cuss in his sermon this morning.
At the student's meeting in the
evening, Dr. Howard R. Chapman,
of the Baptist guild, will speak on
'A Patch of Blue Sky."
At the First Congregational
church this morning, Rev. Allison
Ray Heaps will preach on "Sources
of Strength." Prof. Ray K. Immel
will discuss "The Making of Moving
Pictures," at the student's meetgin
in the evening.I
"Adventure" is Fisher's Topic.
Dr. Fredericik B. Fisher, pastor of
the First Methodist E p i s co p a l
church, will speak on "Adventure,"
at the service this morning
"Hunger for Completion," will be
the topic for the sermon by Rev.
R. Edward Sayles this morning at
the First Baptist church. The stu-
dent group will meet with the Pres-
byterian group in the evening.
At St. Ancirew's Episcopal church,
Rev. Henry Lewis will speak on'
"Certainty in Religion." The sacra-
ment of Communion will be adrin-
istered at this time.



Break Tie to Give 1.
Class First Los
in Two Years.

Sherwood Eddy,r
Student of world religions and1
prominent lecturer, who will talkI
tomorrow at Dill auditorium on "A.
Workable Religion for Modern Col-t
lege Students." The lecturer wasy
secured by the Student Christian
Workable Religion for. Modern
College Students' Will
Be His Subject.
Sherwood Eddy will discuss "AF
Workable Religion for Modern Col-
lege Students," at a lecture at 8'
o'clock tonight, in Hill auditorium
under the auspices of the Student
Christian association.
A student of world religions, and
a teacher of India and the Far
East, Eddy is known throughout
the world as a leader of youth. He
has been termed by President a
Compton of the Massachusetts I-
stitute of Technology as "one of the
most stimulating and constructive
men of this generation."
He has recently returned from
his third trip to Russia, where he
continued studies of the Soviet re-
public, which have made him an
authority on Russia and socialism.
Previous to h is contemporary
lecture tour, he did research among
the students df India, held a post
as Eastern secretary for the Young
Men's Christian association, and
wrote several books and pamphlets
on Russia, religion, and sociologi-
cal subjects.
The Michigan Officers' Training
confereruce for student officials of
college Student Christian associa-
tions throughout the state, heard
Eddy this morning, at Patterson
lake, where he, addressed the con-
cluding session of their three-oay
Fordham University
eports arthquake
NEW YORK, May 2.- (A:)-The
seismograph at Fordham university
today recorded an earthquake of
mild intensity about 2,300 miles'
from New York. There were two
distinct tremors; the first at 5:43
p. m. (Eastern Standard time) Fri-
day, and the second five minutes
British Envoy Scores
. Deceit in Diplomacy

Victors Take Spr
Hog-Tieing, to
Gain Title.
Suffering its first defeat i
derclass competition, the s
more class lost the tradit
spring games to the freshme
a score of 7 to 6 at south I
field yesterday morning. By
ning 5 of the 9 points for
events yesterday, after the
deadlock on Friday, the fres
revenged their defeat at the h
of the class of 1933 in the g
last fall.
While not as large as in ,fo
years, afair sized crowd assen
at the field to witness the batt]
underclass supremacy. The le
skies, however, failed' to dau.
the ardor of the participants i
games. The outcome of the str
was in doubt until the hog-t
contests, the final event on the
Freshmen Take Cane Spre
The first year men were the
to arrive at the scene of co
Shortly after them came
rivals, marching behind their
Picked teama represented the (
es in the first three events ou
-program, while the entire ci
joined in the hog-teing melet
By a margin of one bout
freshmen wer, awarded the
points going with victory ii
cane sprees. Tle ,esults of'
matches follow: Wiindsor, '33,
White, '34; Weiss, '34, beat l
'33; Conover, '34, beat Herring
Bradley, '34, beat Schmeller,
Wilkowski, '33, beat Fraunbi
'34; Madigan, '33, beat Dobsoi
In the pillow fights, the s
mores likewise won by one
Although seven contests were s
uled, four of them ended in
so that the final score was 2
Two points were also awarde
this event. The summaries 'fr
Gleason, '33, beat McMullen
Hasting, '33, beat Graf, '34;
Waldron, '34, beat Rauff, '33.
Sophomores Win Obstacle R
Victory in the obstscle rac
two points went to the sopho
when they nosed ut their
by a 3-2 count. Brizdle, '33,
Shick, '34; McM,}pus, '34,
Fensle, '33; Van Akren, '33,
Harris, '34; Alex, '34, beat Se
ler '33; and Kronfield '33,
Syracusa, '34.
The superior n ~bers oul
freshmen aided tnm in wi
the final and deciding even
hog-tieing contests. All me
were used by both sides in an
to pen as many of the opp(
as possible. At themend of the
ted time, 56 sophomores had
penned as against 24 freshme

Dr. Preston W. Slosson

to SpeakI

on Empire Problems at
Campus Forum.
Dr. Preston W. Slosson, of the
history department, will discuss
"Problems of Imperialism," in an
International forum, at 3:30 o'clock
today in Lane hall. He will talk of
imperialism from practical experi-1
ence, and study.
He began his active career in in-
ternational affairs by serving in
the United States department of
state in 1917, and soon after was
named as Assistant librarian for
the American Commission to nego-
tiate peace, during 1918 and 1919.
He has also been literary editor
of the New York Independent, and
is the author of many books and


JACKSON-Science is to take aa
hand in crime detection here. David
Foy, 26, was shot in Michigan Cen-
ter last Thursday night by a man
who had forced Foy to drive him
out of Jackson after a robbery. A
grease-stained cap was found on
the running board of Foy's car.. On
the theory the cap was worn by the
slayer, county chemist Peter Keyzer
has undertaken to determine from
the stain on the cap. the probable
occupation of the slayer.
DETROIT-Harry Hayes alias J.
W. Murphy was sentenced to three
years in Leavenworth prison and
fined $100 today upon conviction
of masquerading as t federal officer
and obtaining $1,500 from Professor
Harold C. Binkley >f the English
Department of the J. of M.
BENTON HARBOR-Blossom week
starts Monday in the twin cities,
and the trees will be ready for the

Golf has developed new haz-
ards for Alan J. Bovard, '30, the
former center on the Wolverine
football team.
Bovard yesterday was playing
the recently opened University
golf course. At the fourteenth
hole, he was struck in the eye by
a hard driven golf ball and was
unconscious for some minutes
after the accident.
Today he is nursing a badly
bruised face and a dark-colored
eye. No permanent injury was
Bryn Mawr College
Honors Jane Addams
BRYN MAWR, Pa., May 2.-(PI)-
Jane Addams, internationally known
social worker, was hailed at Bryn
Mawr college today as "a citizen
of the greater world community,"
by Prof. John Dewey, of Columbia

Dr. Smith is proposed, the edi-
torial says, because of the import-
ance of the medical profession in'
the work of the University.
"So important is the medical
branch of the University's work
and so necessary the presence of
an informed physician on the
Board of Regents, that it becomes
a first essential to replace Dr. Saw-
yer by a man who meets this need,"
the editorial says in part.
Confirmation of a report that
communications had been sent to
Gov. Wilbur M. Brucker requesting
him to appoint Dr. Smith as Re-
gent was made in Grand Rapids
by James D. Bruce, a director of
the University Health Service and
Benjamin S. Hanchett, former Re-
Regent Junius E. Beal, of Ann
Arbor, when asked to comment on
the possibility of Dr. Smith's ap-
pointment, said:
"Dr. Smith is personally quali-
fied, and, in addition, I think it de-
sirable to have a physician suc-

CANTON, N. Y., May 2.-('P)-
Students of St. Lawrence Univer-
sity, claiming to represent 90 per
cent of the student body, today
called a strike to affect all extra-
curricular activities as a result of
the refusal of university officers to
rescind rulings the students called

pamphlet articles on history and
diplomacy, including "Twentieth
Century Europe," and "The Decline
of the Chartist Movement."
After serving as an assistant in
history at Columbia, he came to
the University in 1921. He was
made an associate professor in

General Dias Surrenders to
Commander of Attacking
Rebel Forces.
Copyright, 1931,
By the Associated Press.
LISBON, May 2.--(AP)-Harassed
on all sides by Portuguese military
and naval forces, and deserted by
the comrades on whose support
they had counted, the rebels who
set up a junta government at Fun-
chal, Madeira, just one month ago,
capitulated today.
General Souza Dias surrendered
unconditionally to the minister of
marine who commanded the at-

OTTAWA, May 2.-(/P)-Deceit is
not the method of successful diplo-
macy, Sir Ronald Lindsay, gritish
ambassador to the United States,
told the Canadian -Club today. Tak-
ing as the subject "The Machinery
of Diplomacy" the diplomat denied
what he termed an ancient libel on
his profession. Diplomatic negotia-
I tions, he stated, are not greatly

Party Starts Across I
Canada in Bi Truck

HALIFAX, N. -,, May 2,-( different from ordinary business?
This was moving day for E, When- transactions and the best results'
ton Shaw, of Hamilton, Ont., who are obtained by intelligence, candor
hopes to make the first motor cross- and tact,
ing of Canada by an all-Canadian
route. He "christened" his heavy Haydon Will Give Talk
truck in the waters of the North-
west Arm, and then set out on its
journey to Vancouvr. Shaw is ac-
[companied by his daughter Phyllis Dyr. Eustace Haydon, professor of
and Mechanic Harold Puxon. comparative religions at the Uni-
rrTpr +kiai i a, +rnitor forI IVrsity of Chicago will discuss "A

Warren Appoints Committee
to Assist in Planning
Party at Union.
Seniors in all schools of the
versity will begin their class a(
ties with an informal dance
9 until 1 o'clock next Friday :
in the Union ballroom.
Music for the dancing willbe
vided by Don Loomis and hi
chestra. The party will be the
of a series of similar social :
tions to mark the end of the
iors' careerĀ§ at the University
Harold . Warren, '31, chai
of the committee in the lit
college arranging for the d
last night appointed Joseph A.
sell, '31, Noah W. Bryant, '31
William E. Pond, '31, to assist
Presidents of senior classes it

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