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VOL. XLI. No. 102


3,000 Employees Voice
Protest Regarding
Attempted Sale.
Paul Block Presents
'Better Offer'
to Owners.

Nordbye Proposed
as Federal Judge






(By AssociaIed IPress) I
NEW YORK, Feb. 24.--Em-
ployees of the New York World
-3,000 of them, their spokesman
said-raised a united protest in Associated Press Phog
surrogate's court today againstl
sale to the Scripps-Howard inter- Gunnar N. Nordbye,
ests of the newspaper on which Who was nominated as federal
they earn their livelihood. judge in Minnesota by Herbert
So Paul Block, publisher of Hoover, won the selection only af-
seven newspapers from Brooklyn ter a controversy with Senator
to Los Angeles, made what he Thomas D. Schall, who fought for
called "a better offer" than that t h e nomination of Earnest A.
of Roy Howard and his group, and Michel.1
announced that if the three sons
of Joseph Pulitzer would sell the
New York World to him he would
give the employees 45 days in which MIIT R S~~
to buy it from him at the same
terms. H ,I

Foley Defers Judgment.
And Surrogate James A. Foley
deferred until tomorrow morning
or later his decision as to whether
it is legally possible, under the
rigid Pulitzer will, for the sons to
dispose of the morning, evening,
and Sunday World.
What began late yesterday as aE
perfunctory action to merge the
World papers with the New York
Telegram and supposedly to unite
all in one evening newspaper to
be called the World-Telegram, be-
came today an impassioned, hear-
ing at which the men who work on
the World pleaded for a chance
to continue on a co-operative basis
a newspaper "with traditions worth
preserving, the traditions of Jo-
seph Pulitzer."
Block Makes Offer.1
It culminated in a written offer
by Mr. Block to Herbert, Joseph
and Ralph Pulitzer, as trustees of
their father's estate, in which he
proposed that he buy the paper,
pay cash for it, and give the em-
ployees a month and a half to
acquire it from him.
Thebrothers may consider the
offer if Judge Foley rules that the
paper is saleable.
State Bulleins
(By A ssoiated Kress)
February 25, 1931.
GRAND RAPIDS-E L e v e n men
and three women were arrested
here today when 200 police and
American Legion volunteers crush-
ed a Communist demonstration at
the city hall. Speakers were arrest-
ed when they started their speeches.


Wickersham Committee Would
Establish Bi-Partizan
Body Would Have Power to Fix
Alcholic Content, Price
of All Liquor.
(Vv llssociuic Press>)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.- Cal.
Henry W. Anderson, member of the
Wickersham law enforcement com-
mission, explained his plan for gov-
ernment liquor control to the New
York Merchants Association today,
enumerating five major points in
its favor.
It would, he contended, preserve
the benefits of the present law in
elimination of the saloon, would be
readily adaptable to our system of
government, would be flexible,
would take the profit out of the
liquor traffic, and would provide the
government with revenue to devote
to social welfare "to defeat crime
at its source."
Provides For Commission.
.The plan, in brief, provides for a
bi-partisan national commission
with powers similar in scope to
those vested in the interstate com-
merce commission.
The liquor commission w o u I d
have the power to fix the alcoholic.
content of all liquors, to fix the
price and regulate every aspect. At
the same time there would be one
or more national corporations cre-
ated by Congress with exclusive
p o w e r to manufacture, import,
transport in interstate commerce,
and sell to similar state agencies
all liquors of more than one-half of
one per cent alcoholic content.
States would have the option of
continuing prohibition within their
borders or adopting the system.
Has Been Political Principle.
"From the time of the American
Revolution," he said, "the concep-
tion cf natural and inherent rights
of the individual as limitations up-
on the powers of government and
majorities, has been an acceptable
principle of our political f a i t h.
Whether it is sound it is useless
to inquire, for its interests would
exist as a stubborn fact which
cannot be ignored either in legisla-
tion or in the administration of the
IStrait Jacket' Will Run for
Three Nights in Lydia

John Towner Frederick, 1
Editor of the Midland, literary
magazine, who will lecture here this
afternoon on "Creative Writing in
College and Subsequent Publica-
tion." Frederick founded the Mid-
land in 1915 and has edited it con-
tinuously since that time.

Motion Passed, 17 to 12; John
Lawson, York Township,
Defends Members.
Charges of Irregularity Made
(by A. R. Bailey, Deposed
By a vote of 17 to 12, the Wash-
tenaw county board of supervisors
late yesterday pased a motion re-
taining in office the two road com-
missioners who, since the dismissal
of A. R. Bailey, engineer-manager
of the commission, have been a
target of criticism.
The motion, introduced by John!
Lawson, York township supervisor, i
culminated a two-day session in
which the two commissioners, Geo.
W. MeCalla, chairman of the board,
and Otto D. Luick, second ranking
member, appeared before the super-
visors to answer charges of "irregu-
Motion a Surprise.
The motion came as a surprise. It
was made after the York township
supervisor had commented on thei
honesty and integrity of the two
Those who voted to retain the,
commissioners were: John Lawson,
Don Comstock, Fred Blumhardt,
and George Beckwith, all members'
of the investigating committee; C.
Fred Staebler, Elmer Sanderson,
Edwin Scheible, George Cahill, Ar-
thur Heininger, Charles Walz, Leigh
Beach, James Howlett, George Al-
ber, Albert Trinkle, Carl Mast, El-
mer Mowrer, and Edward Foster,
chairman of the board of super-
visors. Voting against the motion
were: Harry Raschbacher, E. J.1

i-sjs -vst ^u.- - - V" - at
your name?" asked Ted Madden,
federal naturalization examiner,
3f t h e prospective candidate
for citizenship.
"My nickname," the candidate
replied, "is Vazil Ferencsik." '
"But your full name will have
to go into the official records,"
Madden explained.
"Alright," Vazil said with a
"My real name is Vazil Ras-
ko Serarrazoceincmooceuigear-
mociccour. I'll spell it for you."
I iirnn T

by Vazil's Name
DT1RO'TT TPoh 925J-What, i~ ..V.J.LA 4 't 4J.~

Founder of Midland,
Periodical, to Di
Creative Writin



Grave Doubt That Capital Punishment Bill
Will Pass With Two-Thirds Majority
Voiced by Endorsers of Law.
LANSING, Feb. 25.-The Foster capital punishment bill was
whipped through a heavy gauntlet of debate in the house today to
approval but with grave doubt that a final vote tomorrow will favor
a referendum at the spring election, April 6.
A target for the jibes of veteran opponents of the death prin-
ciple, the bill was endorsed with the referendum intact but gener-
ally scarred and bruised from its
deluge of sharp words, ridicule
Officer Troubled and criticism.

Foster Says Science

Gives ClueI

to Existence, Meaning
of Religion.
How science in its recent advanc-
ed state of development can give
a clue to the existence and mean-
ing of God was the main theme of
a talk last night by Dr. Allyn K.
Foster, well-known Baptist church-
man and lecturer.
D r. F o s t e r
brought out ther
wonder and di-
vine significance
of the a t om ic
emphasised t h e
point that as the'
atom draws i t s
energy from some
vast reservoir of
physical power, so
Lthe human spirit
-an get in touch Dr. Foster
with an immeasurable source of di-
vine power. The speaker showed
that regardless of creed, or religion
we must all admit the presence of
some non-material, all-enveloping,
spiritual substance that pervades
the universe, and which can be con-
sidered as God.
Dr. Foster is a graduate of Balti-
more City college and has attended
Johns Hopkins, Yale university and
Brown university. During the war,
he was Y. M. C. A. secretary in
France and Germany and has been
actingpastor of churches in Brook-
lyn and Worcester, Mass.
SDean Rea Says Permits
Must be Secured TodayI

John Towner Frederick of Chi-
cago, editor of the Midland, literary
magazine, will speak in a University
lecture at 4:15 o'clock today in the
Natural Science auditorium. The
subject of his address will be "Cre-
ative Writing in College and Sub-
sequent Publication."
Frederick founded the Midland
in 1915 and has edited it continu-
ously since that time. It has at-
tained a high standing among dis-
cerning readers throughout the
country and is recognized today as
the chief organ for the discovery
and presentation of young writers
of literary promise. It is also re-
garded by critics as the one Amer-
ican magazine which is wholly free
from commercial standardization
and the formula which usually
marks publications of that kind.
The magazine is noted for its dis-
covery and introduction of a large
number of writers.
Fredericks is also the author of
numerous novels and English text-
baoks. i-ie was professor of English
at the University of Iowa for a
number of years previous to hisl
founding the Midland in 1915. The
offices of the magazine were moved
from Iowa City to Chicago last year.
The editor is now offering a course
of lectures at Notre Dame, and is
a lecturer on the staff of the Medill'
school of journalism of Northwest-
I F 5



Eibler, -Charles Pardon, Herman!
Ehnis, J. C. Herrick, William Pom-
merening, James W. Galbraith, Gil- Ruthven, Smith Visit Lansing
bert Madden, M. J. Grosshans, Har-, to Confer With Governor
ry Atchison, Austin Robinson, and Brucker.
Emmett Gibb.B
Activities Checked. I
The activities of the commiskion- Dr. Alexander G. Ruthven, presi-
Tehe atibesenfutercutissince dent of the University, and Shirley
ers had been under scrutiny steW. Smith, vice-president and busi-
Bailey's dismissal. The ousted engi- ness manager, left yesterday for
neer-manager immediately coun- Lansing where they will discuss
itered with charges of irregularity, with Gov. Wilbur M. Brucker the'
city specific mstances in which ac- results of the proposed mill tax cut
tions of the commission were al- and its effect upon the 1931-32'
leged to be illegal, _budget for Michigan.
The governor's wishes for such a
SENI[ Nmeeting were made known to the'
officials of the University by a tele-
phone call after protests against
such a cut and its subsequent effect
upon the University had been
voiced by persons from all parts of
! the state.
Annual Crease Party to be Held Although the meeting of the di-
Mar. 27 According to Plans rectors of the General Alumni as-
sociation with President Ruthven
Given Out by Baer. last Sunday was not called for the
specific purpose of discussing the
The twenty-seventh annual Crease I cut, it is understood that the dis-
dance, premier social function of 1 cussion did enter into the meeting
the senior Law class, will be held and many influential members of
Friday night, March 27, in the the alumni groups have indicated
Lawyers club according to plans their intentions of entering a cam-
announced yesterday by Theodore paign to keep the University out of
C. Baer, '31L, general chairman of politics and free from the disas-
the committee in charge of ar- ! trous results of the mill tax cut.
rangements. I At least two meetings of the
Tickets for the dance will go on alumni have already taken place.
sale today, the sale being open to No definite plans for action have
senior law students only. The num- been made as yet but it is under-
ber of bids will be limited to 120, stood that the entire alumni or-
Baer said. At the time of the pur- ganization in the state is preparing
chase of dance tickets, invitations to aid in this work.
will be distributed. These invita-E
tions are in the form of summons1
to the- "┬░Su reme Crease Court in ' rI IID IPr

At the end of the debate, lead-
ers professed doubt in private
conferences that the bill will be
able to muster the necessary two-
thirds margin tomorrow to give it
immediate effect. The vote is neces-
sary if the measure is to be placed
on the spring ballot.
Rules Suspended.
The bill was fought out on the
floor after the house judiciary com-
mittee had rushed it there without
:ecommendation as to its passage
end without amendment earlier in
the day. Rules were suspended and
the measure was given immediate
,onsideration under a warning that
quick action was needed to place it
on the spring ballot.
As the measure proceeded along
its rough channel, proponents lis-
tened to a charge of "passing the
buck to the people" time after time.
Opponents of the referendum ral-
lied together enough strength to
bring concern to leaders who desire
an early settlement by the people
of the biennial issue.
Three Amendments Added.'
Three important amendments
were attached to the measure be-
fore it had completed its journey
on general order,. Representative
Wiles W. Callaghan, of Reed City,
who vainly fought to delay consid-
.ration, was the author of two. T'he
house adopted his amendments to
include murder of an officer while
transported to prison as one of
the offenses for the death penalty.
It also inserted his amendments to
make the state instead of the coun-
ties pay for the legal fees of de-
fendants too poor to hire a private
counsel. The murderer would be
sent to Jackson prison after his
conviction by the lower court and
pending a, review of his case by the
supreme court.

A crowd numbering several thou- Students wishing auto permits3
sand, which had assembled to wit- must secure them not later than1
ness the demonstration, an out- today in the office of the dean of'
growth of the "International Un- students, W. B. Rea, assistant to
employment Day" handled several the dean, announced yesterday.
men roughly. State license plates must be pur-1
~chased by March 1, and violations'
DETROIT-Whether the Wyan- I of the auto ban through failure to
dotte municipal electric lighting apply for 1931 tags will be prose-
plant is to be sold to the Detroit ( cuted under the automobile regula-
Edison Co. for $2,000,000 will be de- tion.
cided upon by the voters of that A minimum of five days is re-
suburb April 6. The Wyandotte quired for applications for Uni-
plant, which was opened 30 years versity permits to reach Jackson,'
ago, last year had a net profit of be made up, and returned to the
$205,000. office of the dean.f
CADILLAC-City Attorney Wil- ..
liam H. Yearnd, announced today Television Preser
that the city is looking for some-
body to arrest in order to have a for Inventive L
test case on municipal law requir-
ing a license for radio receiving --
sets. Clarence V. Snazel, secretary OR anyone who has had an
of the Michigan Municipal League, idea on new words-perhaps
has requested that a test of the I has coined a word which he or she
law be started. would like to see in use-here's the

"Strait-Jacket," by Prof. John L.,
Brumm, of the journalism depart-
went, will open at 8:15 o'clock to-
night at the Lydia Mendelssohn
theatre, presented by Comedy Club.
Two more performances will be giv-
en, tomorrow and Saturday night.
The play was written for the Na-
tional Drama league contest, and
placed second. Among the mem-
bers of the cast are Mildred Todd,
'32, Stanley Donner, '32, Kathryn
Kratz, '32, Janet Woodmansee, '32,
Palmer Bollinger, '31, Harold Hu-
bert, '33, and Richard Humphreys,
Comedy Club will present the
play in its original form. Profes-
sional production was conditioned
upon a change of the tragic de-
nouement of the play, a change
which Professor Brumm refused to
sanction. Tickets may be obtained
at the Lydia Mendelssohn box of-


Alumnus Editorial Says
Will be Brought to
on Politicians.

Meetings of Staffs Will
Held This Afternoon
in Press Building.


nts Opportunity
an guage Experts
factory. All are too awkward, illogi-
cal, or badly derivated. "Televi-
sion," a combination of Latin and
Greek root, offers no end of possi-
bilities for a perfectly good word.
The New York Times, by conduc-
ting this symposium mong educa-
tors, hopes to find a word which
may be used with perfect ease and
which will not be too awkward or
too far from the original root. Dr.
Ruthven needs suggestions, and
anyone with an idea may perhaps

Pressure will be brought to bear
by University alumni on politicians
at Lansing who aim to cut the Uni-
versity's Mill tax, is the predictior
of an editorial in the current issue
of the Alumnus.
Speaking of the conference lasi
Sunday between President Alexan-
der G. Ruthven and alumni offices
the Alumnus says:
"Out of that conference will come
an alumni activity calculated tp
bring forcibly to the attention o:
Michigan's governor and those leg-
islators who are now favoring the
cut in the University's Mill tax, a
sense of the power of the alumni
and certainly of their opinions.
"If ever there was an opportun-
ity for every last alumnus of the
University of Michigan living in the
state to do something for the Uni-
versity," the editorial continues;
"it is here right now. And if some-
thing isn't done right now, twc
years later it will have to be done
and then for a UnUiversity which
will be a much different Michigai
than it is now-and the differencE
won't be for the better."


and for the County of Ecstacy,
State of Crease" and will be mailed
to women guests.
An established feature of the
Crease dance will again be repeated,
this year with the annual publica-
tion of the Crease paper, a tabloid
scandal and razz sheet presenting I
all the latest gossip among the

_. _
Three Prizes Will be Offered
to Winners of Current
I~ ~ nt~rr Cntest,

faculty and students of the Law I Porto Ricans Tonght
school. Kenneth Stone, '31L, will I The annual New York Times cur- -
edit this year's edition of the The University of Michigan-Uni-
Crease paper. rent events contest will be held at versity of Porto Rico debate, which
Negotiations with several nation- 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in is to be held at 8 o'clock tonight in
ally known orchestras are now room 2219, Angell hall, it was an- Hill auditorium, will be presided
under way, Baer said, stating that nounced yesterday by Prof. Everett over by Prof. Jesse Reeves, of the
announcement of the band selected Brown, of the political science political science department, it was
will be made soon. announced yesterday.
Members of the committee are department, who is in charge of The visiting team debated last
Baer, chairman; Stone, editor of the contest, which is open to all night at the University of Toronto,
the Crease paper; Margaret Henc- graduate students. and will meet Notre Dame tomor-
kel, '31'L; Albert Hass, '31L; Addi- I Three prizes are offered. The first row night at South Bend.
son Connor, '31L; William Coultrap, prize is $150, the second, which is)
'31; and James Rood, '31L. awarded only to an underclassman, Pr
consists of $75, and the third prizeg oosedAmendment
T. D. Weldon Inspects is $25. The winning paper will be Goes to Conference
sent to New York for competition
Campus in Tour of U.S. in the intercollegiate contest, where (P' sociated Press)
- n ,. ;1 . ;- W A S N -T NT 0 vN pi-A

More than 75 sophomores and
second semester freshmen reported
at the Press building yesterday
afternon to tryout for The Daily
e-itorial and business staffs. There
will be another meeting at 4:30
o'clock this afternon in the offices
for the men who reported yester-
day and for any others who wish
to tryout today.
A large group of women students
also signed up as tryouts for the
women's editorial and business
The freshmen will be divided into
three groups to learn the essen-
tials of news story writing, proof-
reading and exchange writing.
Debaters Will Meet

chance of a lifetime. Yesterday af-
GRAND RAPIDS-A chance for ternoon, President Ruthven receiv-
revenge will be given the Grand ed a letter from The New York
Rapids Y. M. C. A. swimming team Times' radio editor, Orrin E. Dun-I
when they meet the University of lop, asking him to be one of a group
Michigan swimmers here March 4. of educators who will choose an
The University mermen defeated 'English word for people who see
the local team earlier this year at and hear television. It seems that
Ann Arbor. there is no such word now in cor-


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