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Illegal Traffic Said to Compose
Not More Than 20 Per Cent
of Criminals' Earnings.
Attorney General, in Radio Talk,
Says Tax Prosecutions Give
Racketeering Figures.
WASHINGTON, May 16.-(P)-
Illegal traffic in liquor was said
tonight by Attorney General Mit-
chell to provide "on an average
of not more than 20 per cent of
the revenue of organized gangsters
prosecuted recently for income tax
"This has been diminishing," he
continued, "and if this be an in-
dication of general conditions, the
removal of illicit liquor traffic as
a source of revenue would not end
gangsterism and racketeering."
Speaking over the C o l u m b i a
broadcasting system in a national
radio forum, the attorney general
said that "in one community we
know 48 different kinds of rackets."
"Wherever there is inefficiency
or corruption on the part of state
authorities, demands are made on
the federal government to inter-
vene," he added.
Crime is Local Problem.
"Dealing with organized crime
is largely a local problem. These
criminal gangs commit 10 viola-
tions of state law to one violation
of a federal statute. Nevertheless,
this department is gone to a con-
siderable way to help break down
these ciminal organizations.
Discussing anti-trust matters, the
attorney general mentioned "na-
tural resources such as oil and
minerals," and said:
"A n y measure which permits
combinations to restrain produc-
ti6n seems to lead to the ndity
of protecting the public by govern-
mental supervision of the combin-
ation, and that is a dubious pro-
"Commission Will Improve."
"No doubt this nation's method
of enforcing criminal justice are
open to improvement, and it is
hoped that research commissions
working to that end wll devise im-
provements in practice and pro-
cedure," said the attorney general,
"but progress in that direction is'
slow, and the big factor in dealing
with criminal cases in the courts
is that of personnel."
The attorney general said that
until the additional force of about
450 dry agents, authorized at the
last session of Congress, is fully
trained and assigned to duty, it
will not be known "whether addi-
tional federal forces are required
to perform that share of the work
which properly belongs to the fed-
eral government."
Brumm Will Conduct
International Forum
Prof. John L. Brumm, of the
journalism department, will speak
on "Persons and Personalities," be-
fore an international forum to be
held at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon
in Lane hall.
Professor Brumm will discuss the
individual as the product of envi-
ronment and heredity.

Twenty Grand ran the Ken-
kucky Derby in two minutes, one
and four-fifths seconds yester-
day, to establish a new world's
record for the race. Sweep All
and Mate fo-lowed the Derby
' * *
Michigan won three of the four
events in which it participated
The track team conquered 11-
linois at Champaign, 70 1-3 to
a4 2-3. Egleston beat Sentman
in the high hurdles, as Tolan
2aptured both dashes. The base-
ball team was beaten by the In-
Ban nine, 9-0. Hudson got two
Of the three Michigan hits.
.Hammer starred as the ten-
nis team defeated Chicago, five
matches to four. Detroit City
college's golf team was conquer-
ed, 17-1.

Sharp Conflict Between Germany
and France Over Customs
Pact Re-Emphasized.
Former Wants Economic Unions;
Latter Points Out Dangers
of GeneralSuspicion.
GENEVA, May 16.-(P)-Prob-
ing Europe's economic difficulties
f today, the commission for Euro-
pean union developed, in its dis-
cussion, three remedial schemes
and emphasized the sharp conflict
between the French and German


.attitude toward the proposed Aus-
Complete Sports on pages 6 & 7, tro-German customs union.
Compete Sports on Pages & ..The Austro-German proposal was
defended in general terms by Fore-
ign Minister Curtius of Germany,
and in specific terms by Vice-chan-
cellor Johann Schober of Austria.
Discussion Adjourned.
TO S MMIH 09IL 11The general discussion of the
European economic situation, which
Ibrought out these opinions, was
finally adjourned to Monday after-
William Worboys Made Bus snoon.
Manager; to Pick Staffs Speaking broadly on the econo-
by End of Week. mic situation in Europe, Foreign
Minister Curtius recommended the
Harold 0. Warren, jr., '31, will development of customs u n i o n s
head the staffs of The Summer among groups of twci or more
Michigan Daily as managing edi- states. This, he said, would be the
tMDa the logical working out of the
The business manager of the League of Nations idea of inter-
publication will be William R. Wor- national co-operation through re-
boys, '32E. Both appointments were gional agreements. Germany, he
made yesterday Ideclared, stands ready to negotiate
by yeBordicustoms agreement with any of its
bynthoardf inu- Ineighbor nations.
Control of Stu- Briand Responds.
e n t Publica- Briand responded immediately,
tions. in direct terms to the Curtius pro-
Warren enter posal. France, he said, must op-
ed the Univer- pose proposals for German-Aus-
sity in tb sec- trian economic unity. Such a com-
o ut i of bination he asserted, would provoke


Albert Donohue,
'31, president, an-
nounced, a lunch-
--D~eY phor0eon meeting of all!
Kuhn new and out-go-
ing members of the Board of Di-
rectors, Executive council, commit-
teemen and tryouts for Friday noon,
May 29. At that time, the presi-
dent's annual report will be read
and Union keys will be awarded to
board and council members and 27
Council to be Named.
Appointments to the Executive
council will be made before that
time, Conklin said yesterday.
Action was taken by the Board to
include the photographs of William
R. Day, '70LLD; Edwin Denby, '96L;'
Charles F. Brush, '69E; William G.
Sharp, '81L; Levi L. Barbour, '63,
'65L; Robert Woodward, '72E;-and
Judge Thomas M. Cooley in the;
new Hall of Fame on the main floor.
These pictures are now on the
third floor, but will be included in
the new group which is to be com-,
posed of deceased alumni and;
faculty men who achieved nationalI
prominence. With this group as a -
nucleus, not more than three may
be added annually.
Senio rsto Hold Sing
Wednesday on Campus
The annual Senior Sing will be
held from 7:30 to 8:30 o'clock next
Wednesday in front of the band-
stand on. the campus, it was an-,

Letters requesting nomination
for the six vice-presidencies of
the Union for the coming year
should be filed at the student
offices in the Union not later
than5 o'clock tomorrow night,
Albert F. Donohue, '31, said yes-
terday. The colleges to be repre-
sented are literary, engineering
and architecture, medical, law,
dental, and the combined re-
maining schools. Voting will be
held in each college Tuesday.

nis sopnomen suspicion and alarm in Europe .and
year. Since that disturb his nation.
t imie, h1e has :
bt a l embe has"It is not by this route," he said,
been a i'ember "that European peoples must march
of the staffs of 19ey Photo toward international amity."
The Daily and Warren
The Summer Daily. He was a
night editor on The Summer Daily
last year and the preceding year.
Last summer, he was also the city
He is at present a night editor
and the assistant city editor of
The Daily. During the last year,
he has been recording secretary of [Elimination of Some Activities
the Union. of Interior Department.
Worboys is an advertising man- Method Proposes.
ager on The Daily this year. Last p _ses.
summer, he was an assistant to ORANGE, Va., May 16.-(RP)-A
George A. Spater, business man-
ager. eplan by which it is hoped $17,000,-
The editorial staff for The Sum- 000 to $19,000,000 may be saved in
mer Daily will be appointed next the estimated expenditures of the
week, Warren said yesterday. Ap- interior department for this and
pointments for the business stafftt
will also be made at an early date. the next fiscal years, was worked
out today by department officials
and President Hoover, at the chief
executive's fishing lodge in the
mountains near here.
I A By eliminating some of the de-
partment's activities, and deferring
some work which may be necessary
. ultimately but can be postponed
Aircraft Builder and Mechanic for the present, Mr. Hoover hopes
Die in 15 Feet of Water to make these savings.
After Exhibition. It was estimated that $4,000,000
will be saved during the present
SAGINAW, Mich., May 16.-(iP)- fiscal year, $6,000,000 to $7,000,000
An airplane equipped with pon- next year and $7,000,000 to $8,000,-
toons plunged into Saginaw river 000 in the fiscal year 1933.
near Milwaukee, Mich., late today, The yearly budget of the depart-
and the pilot and his mechanic' ment is approximately $85,000,000,
were drowned. including a $15,000,000 appropria-
The dead men were Joseph E. tion each year for the Hoover dam.
Beahse, 32, president of the Par- W h a t departmental activities
amount Aircraft corporation and would be curtailed or postponed
manager of the Saginaw airport, were not made known, although
and Whitney Merritt, 26, employee it was indicated a detailed sum-
of the corporation. mary of plans would be announced
The plane, built here in January, within a few days.
carried passengers on brief pleas-
ure flights at Detroit during the Laumonier to Present
national aircraft show, landing on LeHe T
and taking off from Detroit river. ecture ere uesday
Beahse had been carrying pas-
sengers today. At the time of the Prof. Paul Laumonier, visiting


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Chieftain of New York Society
Refuses to Allow Charges
Disturb Equanimity.
NEW YORK, May 16.-(P)-While
a halfdozen political tornadoes swirl
violently over New York City, their
furies pointing straight at Tam-
many Hall, John Francis Curry,
chieftain of Tammany, the most
powerful municipal political group
in the nation, smiles pleasantly,
from pleasant blue eyes-and works.
Thousands of New Yorkers are
greatly indignant at alleged mu-
nicipal corruption: They are clam-
oring for someone's blood. Whose
blood? Well, Mayor James J. Wal-
ker sits as titular head of New
York's democracy. Tammany Hall
elected Walker. And John Curry

Hundreds of people call on him
every day. He sees most of them.
He looks straight at them with un-
wavering gaze, smiling.
He came to America from Ire-
land with his parents. He used to
chase cattle on the east side for
a few dollars a week. He was once
a telegraph operator. He goes to
church-he ' is a Catholic-every
He likes young men. "I wish
there were more of them in poli-
tics. I do all I can to get them
He doesn't have much time for
talk. Not with dozens of people
crowding the reception room just
to see him. He got up in politics
because he did see people.
Tin nnforptl nrlifinc. a lrnc* ITnr a



accident, however, he was making professor at Princeton and profes-
an exhibition flight in the presence sor of French literature at the Uni-
of approximately 100 persons. A versity of Bordeaux, will lecture at
sharp bank against a storm wind 4:15 o'clock in room 103, Romance
apparently caused the fatal plunge Languages building, Tuesday, May
into 15 feet of water. . 19. Professor Laumonier's lecture
will be on "Romantisme et l'Zsprit
Alcock Calls for Two Classique."


IPolicemn Peir Rind



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