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EDITED AND MANAGED BY STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

VOL. XLI. No. 100

EIGHT PAGES

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1931

PRICE FIVE CENTS

HOUSE APPROVES
PROBE Of LIOVOR
SITUATION HERE

FIT ZGIBBON, PROMINENT POLITICAL
WRITER, DIES AFTER SHORTILLNESS

Legislative Committee
to Make Extensive ;
Investigation.
HULL HEADS BODY
Harnly Withdraws His
Objections; Darin
Not Selected.
(By Assciated Press)
LANSING, Feb. 23.-The house of
representatives will make an ex-~
tensive investigation into liquor
conditions on the campus of the
University of Michigan.1
A resolution providing for the
University probe was adopted by
the lower branch tonight by a vote
of 47 to 31. Speaker Fred R. Ming
named a committee of five mem-
bers to make an investigation,
headed by Representative Oscar C.
Hull of Detroit. Other members of
the committee are: James G. Frey,
of Calhoun; Jesse G. Boyle, of Ber-
rien; Dana H. Hinkley, of Emmet,
and Robert H. Lane, of Bay county.
Opposition Cast Aside.
Major opposition to the resolu-
tion was cast aside when Repre-
sentative Andrew H. Harnly, Sagi-
naw Baptist minister, told the
House that he would withdraw his
objections. Representative Harnly
had previously challenged the at-
tempt of the investigation. He said,
he is now convinced of its most
sincere purpose.
The resolution is a substitute for
one originally introduced by Repre-
sentative Frank G. Darin, of River
Rouge. The original measure called
for an investigation by both houses;
of the legislature while the adopted+
resolution limits membership on+
the committee to the House.
Radicals Left Out.
It is unique to note that none of
the prominent wet and dry mem-
bers of the legislature were includ-
ed on the comittee selected to in-
vestigate conditions existing at the
University.
This committee was appointed as
the result of the raids on various
campus fraternities at the Uni-
versity of Michigan by the Ann
Arbor police, based on a tip ob-
tained from apprehended boot-
leggers. Liquor was found in all of
the houses which were investigated
by the local police. _
SState Bulletins
(By Associated Press)
j February 22, 19311
HARTFORD-Mayor R. S. Brown,
of Hartford, left here Sunday with
three truckloads of foodstuffs for
the drought-stricken sections of
Arkansas. The 12-ton of food that
left here yesterday brings the total
amount of the necessities of life
contributed by southwestern Mich-
igan communities to 40 tons. The
latest expedition was bound for
Paragould, Ark.
LANSING - Representative Otis
Huff, of Marcellus, will introduce a
bill in the house tonight providing
for the appropriation of $60,000 for
the purchase by the state for park
purposes of part of the "Newton
woods" in Cass county.
ROCHESTER-The St. James ho-
tel, old-time tavern and probably
the oldest landmark in this village.
was destroyed Sunday by fire with
a loss of between $2,500 and $3,000.
The hotel, which was formerly
known as the Lambertson House,
was built 80 years ago.

IRON MOUNTAIN - Three more
persons were suffering from tri-
china poisoning tonight as a result
of eating uncooked sausage at thc
home of Alphone Celli five weeks
ago. The latest victims are Mrs
Parisso Faniani, Mrs. Minnie Och-
etti, and Joseph Taglienti. A fourth
Member of the party, John Cola-
'vecci, is under observation. Mrs.
Celli diedand Celli and his daugh-
ter were made seriously ill.

Started as Protcge of Scripps; I
Worked With Detroit News
for Forty-nine Years.
(1?,,A~'eu td Pess)
DETROIT, Feb. 22.-John Fitz-
gibbon, who had covered political
rallies, state government a ff a i r s,
wars, crimes and hanging for the
Detroit News for 49 years, died in
St. Mary's hospital today after a
three-day illness from influenza.
He was 71 years old.
Mr. Fitzgibbon was recognized as
the dean of M i c h i g a n political
writers, having had personal con-
tact with 12 Michigan governors as
w e 11 as several presidents and
presidential candidates. , He h a dI
covered state and national political!
conventions since the early '80's.
Joining the staff of the Detroit
News in 1882 as a protege of the
late James E. Scripps, founder of
the newspaper, Fitzgibbon was as-
signed to local political affairs, po-
lice headquarters and other "beats,"
finally starting his work as state
political writer. During the Span-
ish-American war and the Philip-
pine insurrection Mr. Fitzgibbon
was correspondent in the field for
the News. He also covered the f a-
m o u s Democry-* convention in
POLLS TO[ND HOT
CHCAOCAMPAIGN,
Republican Primary 'Today Will
Eliminate All But Two
in Mayoralty Race. I
(LIc Associated Press)
CHICAGO, Feb. 23.-A final burst
of raucous campaigning tonight
ended Chicago's most bizarre may-
oralty primary contest with William
Hale Thompson's political future as
the issue. Mayor Thompson and his
two principal rivals for the Repub-
lican nomination, Alderman Arthur
S. Albert and Judge John H. Lyle,
carried their final pleas to the vot-
ers up to the small hours of election-
morning, while an army of 70,000
was mobilized to see that the en-
thusiasm they aroused did not be-
come violent at the polls tomorrow.
The three-cornered Republican
race has been one of the hottest in
Chicago's history and the police
and state's attorney feared that its
bitterness might kindle a serious
flame of disorder.
American Legion members, po-
licemen, state's attorney's officers,
and volunteers from civic organiza-
tions were banded as poliwatchers
to be stationed in every precinct to
guard against ballot stuffing, steal-
ing, and violence.
Judge Frank M. Padden ordered
an intensive search for Al Capone,
gang leader, who is reported to
have returned from his Miami, Fla.,
home, to prevent any possible in-
terference on the gangsters' part in
the election.. Squads headed by
Patrick Roche, chief investigator
for the state's attorney, toured the
county under orders to bring .Ca-
pone in on a vagrancy warrant
sworn out months ago by Judge l
Lyle.
Illinois Democratic Senator-elect,
James Hamilton Lewis, arrived to-
day to lend his oratorical powers
to the cause of Anton J. Cermak,
unopposed Democratic m a y o r a 1
candidate,
LOCAL D TORE
ROBBEDLAST NIGHT
Gunmen Relieve All-Way Drug

Company of $100; Second
Hold-up Frustrated.
All-Way Drug store, corner of
F'ourth and Washington streets, was
held up last night by a lone gun-
man who took $100 from its till.
The second hold-up registered in
Ann Arbor police files last night
was when two men approached
John Miller of 502 N. State street
but were frightened away by the
screams of his wife.
Miller was putting his car away
yhen the two men approached him.
His wife was standing inthe door-
way of his home and as the men
tried to strong-arm her husband,
she yelled for help. The stick-up
men turned on their heels and ran
Tway :without further molesting

Chicago where the late William
Jennings Bryan made his "crows
of gold" oration which won him the
presidential nomination.
Mr. Fitzgibbon was born in 1860
on Christmas Day at Star Landing,
on Long Island Sound, the son of
James and Mary Fitzgibbon. His
family moved to Michigan in the
early '70's and settled on a farm
north of Flint. Mr. Fitzgibbonre-
ceived his early education in nearby
country schools and the Flint high
school.
His association with Mr. Scripps.
started after he had come to De-
troit to find work as a plumber but
instead had b e c o m e publisher's
coachmen. Mr. Fitzgibbon was the

Dr. Harley A. Haynes Analyzes
Specific Case of Indigent
Women Patient Cited.
PATIENT WAS REMOVED
Particular Case Was Paralysis
From Neck Down Resulting
From Broken Back.

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'CON6RESS SENDS SHOALS BILL
TO WHITE HOUSE AUTHORIZING
OPERATION OF NITRATE PLANT
Congressional Action Completed After Senate
Adoption; Provides for Manufacture
of Hydro-electric Power.
. (BYAssociated Press)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-For the second time during the
long years of controversy Congress today sent to the White House
a bill providing for operation of the government's $150,000,000 power
and nitrate plants at Muscle Shoals.
The conference report on the bill which would authorize gov-
ernment manufacture and distribution of hydro-electric power was
adopted by the Senate today after an hour's debate, 55 to 28, com-
pleting Congressional action.
The measure was approved by the House last week.
The only other time Congress has passed a bill for operationx
of the huge war-time plants on the Tennessee river, it was pocket
vetoed by Former President Coolidge.
Friends of the measure approved today said they feared it
would meet a similar fate, though President Hoover has not ex,

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author of a survey of the liquor Details of a case in which Repre-
traffic in Michigan from the earli- sentative Holbeck, of the state legis-
est settlement until the passage of lature, said the rates charged by
the state act in 1928. the University hospital were "ex-
' -_____- __tcessive," were made public yester-
P day by Dr. Harley A. Haynes, direc-
yy[p=~jy pq~y t or of the hospital.
C U Il[lT Therepresentative, who stated!
I last Friday in the legislature that
,he was prepared to introduce a
resolution to prohibit excessive,
rates being charged indigent pa-
tients, cited in his statement sev-
Comedy Club to Give Play Next eral cases which he "uncovered."'
Thursday, Friday, Feb. 26-27 ( One of these, in which an Iosco
in Ldia ~le~delsol~. ;patient had been charged $720 for
in Lydia Mendelssohn. 44 -days treatment, served as the
" basis for Dr. Haynes' statement.
"In'The Strait-Jacket' I have at- Treatment "Too Expensive."
tempted a study of thwarted supe- It was contended by Holbeck
rior personality," explained Prof. that the patient was withdrawn
John L. Brumm, of the journalism because the treatment was "too ex-
department, whose play will be pre- pensive," and that day and night
sented Thursday, Friday, and Sat- nursing was provided.
urday at the Lydia Mendelssohn In his statement, Dr. Haynes de-
theatre by Comedy Club. "Charac- clared that the patient suffered a
ter studies on the stage are all too broken- back, resulting in complete
likely to be oversimplified. In 'The paralysis from the neck down. This
Strait-Jacket' I have tried to show type of paralysis, the director ex-
that character is not so easily plained, needed special treatment,
simplified - that it is complex, in' and a course was given in physio-
constant conflict, changing - and therapy. The patient also was
that the greatest suffering arises placed on a Bradford frame .The
from the struggle between the un- condition of the patient was such
tamed or unsocialized impulses and that special attention was neces-
the impulses disciplined to orderly sary, thus requiring special nurs-
responses." ing.
"The Strait-Jacket" was written Dr. Haynes said that from thet
for the National "D ama league time a complete diagnosis had been
playwriting contest. It won in the made, physicians held little hope
state and interstate contest and that a return of function would
placed second among the first 10 result frohn any special kind of
submitted for final judging by a treatment. Excellent bed care was
committee of three persons. One therefore im'portant and necessary,
of the judges gave it first award, he said.
and the other two gave it second. Entered August 25.
Professional production was condi- The patient was admitted to the
tioned on a change of the tragic hospital Aug. 25, 1930. Forty-four
denouement, a change which the days after admittance, Dr. Haynes
author refused to sanction, on the stated, the judge of probate court
ground that he did not write the of Iosco county advised that theI
play to satisfy a sentimental taste. patient might be treated elsewhere.
Comedy Club will present the play Considerable correspondence fol-
in its original form. { lowed, and the patient was not re-

Associated Press Phote
Eugene B. Williams,
Postmaster of Hurley, Wis., had
the confirmation of his office in
doubt as the result of an attack
by Rep. H. H. Peavey of Wis., who
objected to the appointment due to
Williams' political activities in the
last campaign.
LEWIS STARmTS HISI
PRES4IDENTIAL 0BID

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SPORTS SUMMARY
Michigan lost to Purdue in
basketball last night by a 30 to
21 count. Other Big Ten scores
were; Illinois 39, Indiana 25;
Wisconsin 28, Ohio 24; and
Northwestern 45, Minnesota 23.
Northwestern's win over Min-
nesota virtually clinches the Big
Ten title for the Wildcats. See
page six for a complete account
of all athletic events.

Chicago Democrats Start E

Drive

Ban a
WARNSDECAT
I-
Advises Party to Shun Selfish
Interests Seeking Control
With Hirelings.
(By Associated Press)
TOPEKA, Kans., Feb. 23.-Warn-
ing the Democratic party to shun1
"selfish interests" seeking to con-.
trol it "with their money and hire-
lings," Governor W. H. (Alfalfa
Bill) Murray of Oklahoma, tonight
advanced a party platform to "re-
store the little man and give him
renewed hope in the struggle of
life."
The Oklahoma executive told
Kansas Democrats it was the duty,
of their party to "point the way
that will reinstate the farmer, gov-
ernment trade to the business
world and give back to the mouths
of labor the bread it earns."
He predicted a Democratic victory
in the next presidential election
provided the party convinced the
people it was sincerely behind a
constructive policy opposed to
"mergers and monopolies" and did
not yield to "the cry of representa-
tives of combined wealth and capi-
tal and the intrigues of corrupt1
politicians."
Governor Murray addressed the
annual meeting of the Washington
Day Dinner club in the Kansas
capitol after making a visit to Em-'
poria, Kan., earlier in the day,
where he was introduced to a civic
gathering by William Allen White,
author and editor, as a man "in
the shadow of the White House."
Annual Physics Party
to be Given at League
I Tpmhp a +fth n}-hvirC 'annrt_-

moved until Jan. 25. He was taken
to his home in Iosco county.
Dr. Haynes added that the aver-
age cost per patient day in Uni-
versity hospital can be favorably
compared with any hospital giving
a comparable service.
DAILY TRYOUTS
All freshmen and sophomores
wishing to try out for either the
editorial or business staff of The
Daily should report at the Press
building tomorrow afternoon at
four o'clock. For detailed and
definite information concerning
Daily work see page three of this
issue.
SUPERVIS'mORS HEAR
RHEPORT ON RAUD

Towards Presidency for j
Favorite Son.
(By Associated Press)
CHICAGO, Feb. 23. - Chicago
democracy started a boom for
James Hamilton Lewis for Presi-P
Ident today when the Illinois sena- trecteundfomavain
tor-elect returned from a vacation Ply ceue
in Arizona. Shakespearean Plays Scheduled
The former senator was met at' irA Lydia Mendelssohn for
the station by a large delegation March 6 and 7.
and taken on a parade through
downtown streets. Dozens of auto- Si Phil B Grt d the
mobiles carryig banners, "LewiBen Greet players, will present
for President," were flanked by three Shakespearean plays March
motorcycle policemen who k e p t 6 and 7 in the Lydia Mendelssohn
their sirens wide open.. theatre under the auspices of Play
Col. Lewis, who has just recover- Production, it was announced yes-
ed from a throat ailment, was bun- terday by Valentine B. Windt, di-
dled up in a huge fur coat as he rector of Play Production.
sat in the back of an open auto-r "As You Like It" will be give
mobile. He acknowledged from the "A You Lk "Twilftb iver"
sidewalks by touching the brim of Friday, March 6; "Twelfth Night
his felt hat as he rode swiftly will be presentedt as a Saturday
through the streets. matinee, and "Macbeth" will be
Anton J. Cermak, president of the the evening performance, Saturday,
Cook County Board and Democratic March 7.
candidate for mayor, led the dem- The Ben Greet Players visited
onstration. Ann Arbor on their transcontinent-
al tour last year. They have also
given performances at Columbia.
Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri a n d
Brown. They are now on their re-
turn tour.
Sir Philip has been on the stage
for 50 years, and is said to have
taught more actors than any other
living man. In recognition of a life
President to Ascertain Degree devoted to the cause of drama in
education, he was knighted by
and Number of Veterans I King George in June, 1929.
in Distress. "Sir Philip Ben Greet," stated
Windt, "creates an essential at-
(By Associated Press) mosphere of medieval reverence
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-Presi-. Nothing detracts from the play'E
dent Hoover, preparatory to vetoing significance. His only modifications
the veterans loan bill, is having an of the true Elizabethan manner iE
inquiry made throughout the coun- in the use of richer and more elab-
try to ascertain the degree and orate hangings than were employed
number of veterans in distress. in the Elizabeth days. The simpli-
At the White House today, it was city of his productions is based on
said various Federal agencies are the theory that the stage should
making queries to ascertain also stimulate and inspire rather than
how effective the legislation would ,relieve the imagination."

pressed himself on it.
Compromise of Former Bill.
The bill is similar in its provi-.
sions to the one which President
Coolidge refused to sign. It is a
compromise measure based upon
the same bill that was presented to
the former president.
Under the compromise provision,
the nitrate plants would be leased
to private interests for quantity
production of fertilizer if a lessee
could be found within one year
from the date of enactment.
If no one would lease the nitrate
plants under the terms of the bill,
the government would operate theni
for experimental production of
fertilizer.
Provides for Dam.
The bill also provides for con-
struction of the Cove Creek dam on
the Clinch river in Tennessee at
an estimated cost of $35,000,000 and
completion of the steam power
plants at Muscle Shoals.
The Clinch river project, pro-
ponents of the bill said, will bring
the primary power capacity at
Muscle Shoals to between 400,00o
and 500,000 horse power.
In addition, the Cove Creek dam
is designed to make the Tennessee
river navigable and aid in controll-
ing flood waters that go into the
Mississippi.
Opponents of the bill levelled
their fire at its provision for con-
struction by the government of
transmission lines to distribute sur-
plus power from Wilson dam at
Muscle Shoals.
They contended this would bring
the government directly into the
business of manufacturing and
distributing power..
DEMOCRATIC DRYS
A CIINPARTY
Faction Prepared to Balk Raskob
If He Leans Toward Wet Side
of Prohibition Fence.
(By As sociaed Press)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-What-
ever intentions Chairman John J.
Raskob may or may not have in
regard to lining up the Democratic
National Committee on the wet side
of the prohibition fence, dry mem-
bers of the group are set for an
aggressive try at squelching any
Such plan.
The committee will meet here
March 5, at the chairman's call.
Future policies, he announced, will
form a topic for discussion. Rumors
have been current a resolution is
being framed to push this steering
group of the party off the prohibi-
tion fence. The rumors have not
been denied.
Some of the dry Democrats on
Capitol Hill have been roused toa
fever heat of activity. Senator
Cameron Morrison, of North Caro-
lina, baby member of the Senate
but no newcomer to national poli-
tics, asserted Sunday that his group
had sufficient votes to defeat any;
wet resolution.
Uniorn Tryouts to Meet
Thursday at 4 o'Clock
Tryouts for the Union will as-
semble at 4 o'clock Thursday after-
noon in the student offices on the
main floor. Alhrt F Dnnahue

Investigation of County
Commission's Alleged
regularities Aired.

Road
Ir-

Controversy in the investigation
of alleged irregularities of t h e
county road commission may burst
forth with new vigor today when.
the board of supervisors convenes'
in the County building to hear the
report of the investigating commit-
tee.
The committee, composed of five
supervisors, was appointed Jan. 26
to study activities of the commis-
sion. A report will be submitted
this morning, but its contents have
been kept secret. It is not known
whether charges will be laid against
the commission.
The report will be based on the
records of the commission which
has been checked by accountants.
The records cover a two-year per-
(brio

be as a relief measure.
Under the bill, the veteran wouldF
be able to borrow up to 50 per cent
of the face value of his adjusted
compensation certificate.
The measure is to be vetoed be-
tween now and Thursday. Efforts
are to be made in Congress to
override the veto at once.
Taking $1,000 as the average
value ofathe certificates, the Presi-
dent was said already to have
ascertained there are 210,000 veter-
ans who would be able to borrow
$16,000,000, or $80 apiece, if they
had received no advance already
on their certificates.
In the group having certificates
ranging from $250 to $1,000, there
are 500,000 veterans who-if they
had not previously borrowed-
would be able to get $77,500,000 or
$137 each.
With preparation of the veto
measure going ahead, an indication
was given of what direction it would
take. One of his consultants said
the President has received reports1

RED ANNIVERSARY
Plea for Peace Sounded by War1
Commissioner Volfrochilov
in Order of the Day.,
(By Associated Press)
MOSCOW, Feb. 23. - The Red
army today celebrated its thir-
teenth anniversary with parades,
speeches and other enthusiastic
evidences that it was ready to de-
fend Russian against any invasion.
The commisar of war, Vofrochi-
lov, issued an order of the day bid-
ding the army be on its mettle be-
cause, he said, the country was
being continually threatened by
"capitalistic war."
Russia stands for peace, he said,
but this did not mean that thei

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