EDITED AND MANAGED BY STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
VOL. XLI. No. 27 EIGHT PAGES ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1930
PRICE FIVE CENTS
CAMPAIGN TO HELP
BY FEDERAL ACTION
National Government Attempts
to Create Opportunity
for More Work.
Creates Grid Row
In College Circles
Voluntary Organizations Begin
Functioning to Relieve
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.-T h e
campaign to rid the jobless horde
of want in the lean winter months
advanced with definite strikes to-
day as the federal government
made plans to create more oppor-
tunity for work and outside agen-
cies began functioning to relieve
Announcement of the govern-
ment's action coupled with reports
from different sections of the
country of the steps taken by vol-
untary organizations greeted Col.
Arthur Woods; chairman of the
president's emergency committee
for employment upon his return
late today from New York.
Meets With Staff.
The members of his staff he re-
cruited in New York are to meet
with him tomorrow. Dr. Lillian M.
Gilbreth, consulting engineer of
Montclair, N. J., is to be in charge
of the women's activities. John B.
Blandford, of Cincinnati, is to work
with municipalities, and Bryce
Stewart, New York statistician, is
in charge of gathering information
on unemployment and places where
employment may be found.
Colonel Woods said he was pleas-
ed with the organization by Gov.
Frank C. Allen of Massachusetts
of a straight employment commit-
tee to apply the recommendations
of the president's committee for a
state-wide campaign for employ-
States Will Cooperate.
Other states in which no exist-
ing organization is functioning, he
said, undoubtedly would adopt sim-
Plans of the post office depart-
ment to place 228,490 additional
persons on its payroll during the
Christmas holiday season begin-
ning Dec. 13 were outlined today
by Postmaster-General Brown. In
this manner, about $6,720,000 will
be distributed to needy persons,
President Hoover having previously
signed an executive order waiving
civil service qualifications of work-
men in order to make the widest
distribution to the most destitute.
Build Hospital Units.
The postmaster-general issued
specific orders to postmasters
throughout the country to deter-
mine the financial condition of the
applicants to assure that they need
Gen. Frank P. Hines, administra-
tor of veterans affairs, said the vet-
erans bureau would award con-
tracts within a few weeks for hos-
pital units costing $7,000,000, which
will provide work for 4,500 men.
Peter O'Rourke, Bandit Victim,
May Regain Sight.
Peter J. O'Rourke, New York City
traffic officer, who has been a pa--
tient in University hospital since
Sept. 17, when he was blinded by
bullets from the guns of two ban-
dits, yesterday returned to his
home in Rockaway Beach, N. Y.
The police officer, now totally
blind, may regain the sight of his
left eye, hospital officials said.
Should O'Rourke be permanently
blind, he will be retired with full
pay, New York police heads an-
nounced, and if he regains the
sight of the left eye he will be given
a clerical position in the New York
William Brown, 22, of Detroit,
one of the bandits, Monday was
sentenced to life imprisonment at
Jackson state prison by Circuit
Judge George W. Sample, of Ann
Arbor, on a charge of robbery
armed. Brown's acomplice, Russell
McComis, is now serving a life term
at the same prison.
Associated Press Photo
Dr. W. A. Tarr.
University of Missouri professor,
whose charges against the amateur
status of "Jim" Bausch, star Kan-
sas back, stirred up a storm in the
Big' Six Missouri Valley conference.
DRY LAW REPEAL
Potential Congressmen S t a t e
Their Prohibition Views
PREDICT STATE FIGHTS
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.-The As-
sociation Against the Prohibition
Amendment announced today that
371 replies to 823 questionnaires sent
to Congressional condidates to as-
sert their prohibition views showed
265 for and 99 against repeal of the
. Henry H. Curran, the president of'
the association, added that "Sca-
tering answers favoring modifica-,
tion of the Volstead Act are putting
the question of repeal up to the
popular vote of the people and a
few candidates evaded the question
The questionnaire, Curran said,
"Do you favor repeal of the Eigh-
teenth Amendment?" He said 265
replied yes, and "only 99 asserted
their support of the amendment."
"T h e replies," he continued,!
"showed the candidates in the
northeastern seaboard and Great
Lakes states to be strongly against
the amendment with a total of 162
for repeal with 25 for retention of
the dry law.
"The answers from states west of
the Rockies showed 13 for repeal
against nine for retention.
"Similarly the mid-western states
showed a preponderous protest
with 78 answers for repeal to 26
"On the basis of replies received
repeal or anti-repeal fights will be
staged in 34 of the 48 states."
'Big Bill' Thompson
Returns to Yachting
(By Associated Press)
CHICAGO, Oct. 28.--Mayor Wil-
liam Hale Thompson has gone back
to yachting, a sport he engaged in
before he plunged into politics, but
which he had practically abandoned
in recent years.
Announcement that he had pur-
chased the Doris V 165-foot steam
yacht, from William A. Hofnauer
was made Monday. The purchase
price was not revealed, but reports
placed the figure at $100,000.
Boy Scouts Thwart
Fire Menace; Save
Film Stars' Homes
(By Associated Press)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 28.
-As a composite good deed for the
day, Troop 17, Beverly Hills Boy
Scouts, thwarted the menace of
fire in, Benedict Canyon, in which
are situated the homes of Douglas
Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin, Har-
old Lloyd and other celebrities.
More Than 9,000 Student Pass-
ports' Will be Issued
USE OF CARD EXPLAINED
Not Compulsory but Convenient
to Carry Cards, Dean
Identification cards for more than
9,000 University students will be is-
sued beginning either Thursday or
Friday of this week, it was stated
yesterday by Dean J. A. Bursley.
Members of Dean Bursley's office
staff have been working for several
weeks in order to get the cards
ready by the end of thus. week, and
announceerients of the time and
place for distribution will be made
in the Daily Official Bulletin on the
Used for Identification.
Dean Bursley stated that the pur-
pose of the cards is to enable the
student to identify himself should
he need such identification to cash
a check, remove a library book, or
in other ways proverhis connec-
tions with the University. Carrying
of the cards is not compulsory, but
their issue is merely a courtesy to
students in order to serve purposes
which have been found for such
identifications in the past.
Distribution of the cards will be
spread over a period of several days,
with announcements to be printed
in the bulletin governing the alpha-
betical division of the identifica-
tions. Students in every school and
college of the University have been
listed alphabetically in the files now
nearly complete. Persons w h o s e
names begin with letters between
A and will probably be taken care
of on the opening day, with suc-
ceeding groups distributed before
the middle of next week. Cards will
be issued through the windows be-
tween the office of the dean and
the registrar's office in University
Cards Not Compulsory.
Use ofrthe cards, which include
photographs of students along with
their names, addresses and year on
the campus, will be comparable to
passports and need be carried only
at the student's discretion. In case
6f withdrawal from the University,
however, the card must be present-
ed along with the treasurer's receipt
before refund can be made.
Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen
to Name Class Heads.
Juniors, sophomores, and fresh-
men of the Pharmacy school will
hold class elections at 5 o'clock to-
morrow afternoon in room 303
Chemistry building. The two lower
classes will elect their four officers,
and the juniors will settle a tie
for the vice-presidency and elect
a Junior-Hop representative.
Perry Cook and Thomas Samuels
have tied twice for the office of
vice-president. Each obtained six
votes at the regular election and
three at a run-off vote Monday.
The sophomore election was post-
oned f-ronm Mv nda ba1usef,.. r.u an
RESCUE CREWS TRY
TO REACH P28CMEN
Workers Fight Through Debris
and After-Damp to Save
Rescuers Believe Speedy Action
May Enable Them to Free
pui 1 l mluayJ y,,,,al(73,tAssociated Press)
insufficient number attended the McALESTER, Okla., Oct. 28. -
meeting at that time. Fighting deadly after-damp and
Candidates for offices must have handicapped by debris, rescue crews
proof of their eligibility. continued efforts tonight to reach
lower levels of the Wheatley No. 4
mine where a blast last night en-
tombed 29 men and killed William
Donley, working at the mine mouth.
Leffie Rosso, working with Don-
ley, was injured when he was hurled
against the tipple. John Moore, a
gas rescue worker, was taken to a
McAlester hospital in an uncon-
Vice-Presidency Won by Elinor scious condition.
Locke; Eileen Woodbury Sixty-one Workers Aid.
Loce;Sixty-one men, most of them
Elected Secretary. from neighboring mines, formed the
rescue party. Several were over-,
GARDINER WINS OFFICE come by the gas.
Workers who ventured too far in-
Ivan Williamson with 214 votes to the mine were driven back, chok-
out of a total of 397 cast, was elect- ing, to better air.
ed president of the sophomore lit- A report that reached the engine
house late today that bodies of four
erary class yesterday afternoon, men had been sighted on the 16th
Ile defeated John Root, who re- level were discounted tonight.
ceived 183 votes, for the position. Gas Still Dense.j
By a margin of 32 votes, Elinor A chance that some may have es-
Locke won the vice presidency caped the terrific blast, which was
Lock wonthe iceheard two miles away, and the coal
from Jane Rayen. The respective damp that followed, led workers to
vote was 215 to 183. The class sec- redouble efforts to break through
retaryship went to Eileen Woodbury rock falls, restore ventilation and
with 209 votes, while Margaret reach the level where the men were
Action of Big Ten
(By Associated Press)
DETROIT, Oct. 28.-Mayor
Frank Murphy today critised
Western Conference officials for
their failure to sanction the
playing of the Northwestern-
Notre Dame game at Soldier's
Field, Chicago, as a means of
paving the way for the propos-
ed charity game ,between the
University of Michigan and the
University of Detroit.
The mayor branded the atti-
tude of conference officials as
"inconsiderate and selfish." He
added that if negotiations for
the proposed charity game are
unsuccessful he would person-
nally seek to arrange a game
between Notre Dame and the
University of Detroit for Thanks-
giving Day in the Michigan stad-
ium at Ann Arbor, or would at-
tempt to have the Michigan
State-U. of D. game transfer-
red from Nov. 22 to Thanksgiv-
ing Day and have it played in
the Michigan Stadium. In either
game, he said, the proceeds
would go to the relief of the De-
ON SOVIET, RUSSI"A
Congressman Says Recognition
by United States Would
Schermack with 187 was the other'
candidate in the race. The last
position, the treasurership went to
Jo. B. Gardiner who polled 2081
votes as against the 186 received.
by Duncan Shepard.
Class officers were also selected
at the elections of the freshmen
medical class. J. Mack LaBerge
was elected president; Robert Jen-
nings,'vice-president; R. L. Schill-
ing, secretary; and J. G. Roid.
treasurer. All officers were elected
by a unanimous ballot.
The junior law election, which
is scheduled for this afternoon, will
start promptly at 4:15 in room C
of the Law building. Class officers
as well as a representative to the,
J-Hop committee will be choseni
SENATORIAL RACE at this time.
HAS NEW ANGLE Glee Club Will Meet
Chicago's Republican Mayor For Practice Tonight
Because its first concert will take
(By Associated Press) place next week, the men's glee
CHICAGO, Oct. 28.-The Illinois club will hold a special rehearsal
senatorial race, a battle of person- tonight at the School of Music,
alities that has engrossed the coun- Gayle Chafln, manager of the or-
try, nears the Nov. 4 balloting at- ganization announced yesterday.
tuned to a new pitch of interest About 70 men will comprise the
over eleventh-hour developments group which will sing, the largest
in the struggle for Cook county number on record for the club.
votes. Aside from concert next week, nu-
William Hale Thompson, Repub- merous concerts are planned for the
lican mayor of Chicago, with the winter season and it ius expected
political showmanship for which he that the club will make several trips
is noted, set new forces in motion to neighboring towns.
by engaging in a duel with Con-
gresswoman Ruth Hanna McCor- Revised Rates Sought
mick, Republican candidate for the by Western Carriers
He has announced his support of (By Associated Press)
James Hamilton Lewis, Democratic WASHINGTON, Oct. 28. - A re-
senatorial nominee; the Cook opening of Interstate Commerce
county Republican organization did Commission proceedings calling for
not follow his lead and the reper- a revision of western trunk line
cussions of those moves have spur- railroad rates was sought today by
red public interest anew in a cam- western carriers.
paign that has set many political The carriers said while the com-
precedents. mission had calculated to increase
The dramatic and unexpected en- railroad earnings in the West by
trance of "Big Bill" came after $12,000,000 a year by the revision.
Lewis and Mrs. Lottie Holman O'- the recent decline in traffic and
Neill, independent, had charged altered traffic conditions made this
Mrs. McCormick with his support. grant of more revenue unlikely.
"The Tammany of Illinois" is the
way Mrs. O'Neill characterized the Believe Gang Leader'sI
Thompson and Cook county Re-
publican organization. Lewis in- Death Brought Bonus
veighed against the "city hall
crod."(By Associated Press)
crowd. )'t. 28.-A bonus of
$10,000 was paid to the assassins of
Police Hold Suspect Joe Aiello, wealthy gang leader
in ia ondShotig slain by machine gunners 1la s t
I Thursday, detectivesginvestigating
the murder believed today.
(By Associated Press) Detective Sergeants Rocco Feletti
NEW YORK, Oct. 28-Robert Mil- and William Balzano said they had
ler; alias "the Count," sought for facts to support their theory that
questioning in connection with the the killers were kept on a gang pay-
A group of seven men who went
into the shaft this afternoon, re-
turned to the surface after three
hours to report they believed they!
had been within 400 feet of the vic-
tims. Walter Tate, one of the rescu-
ers, said the gas at that point still
was too dense to permit him to go
Reds Capture Nanchowting; Fear
Safety of Missionaries.
(itv Associated Press)
HANKOW, Oct. 28.-Communists
were reported today to have cap-
tured Nanchowting, northern Hu-
nan province, where they killed 90
Chinese. The fate of two American
missionaries, one man and one
woman, stationed at Nanchowting,
was not learned.
(Bi Associated Press)
HONGKONG, Oct. 28.-Fear that
Kiangsi province Communists who
have occupied the city of Kian Oct.
5 have invaded the southern part
of the province was felt here today
when efforts to communicate with
Kanchow by wireless failed.
The local government station's
call to Kanchow went unanswered,
leading to the belief the Reds had
interfered with the Kanchow sta-
tion, which is within the walls of
Kanchow is a city of 250,000 pop-
ulation, poorly defended with only
1,000 troops forming the garrison.
The city is four days march from
Kian. At the latter city recently
Red leaders indicated to Bishop
Magnani and Father de Jenlis,
Catholic missionaries, that they
planned to invade southern Kiang-
si. The two missionaries took this
information to Kiukiang Kiangsi,
when they were released by the
bandits to obtain ransom for 14
other missionaries held as hostages.
One Killed, Another
Hurt in Plane Crash
(By Associated Press)
SAN PEDRO, Calif., Oct. 28.-An
accident during Navy Day man-
euvers here resulted in the death
of Ensign Glenn Desch, of the U.
S. S. Idaho, and in probably fatal
injuries to Ensign E. W. Anderson.
Their plane, catapulted from the
battleship's deck, veered sharply,
Naval officers said, and plunged in-
to the ocean.
Storms belay Arrival
of Bulgar King, Queen
-(By As so iatvd Press)
NEW YORK, Oct. 28.-Represent-
ative Hamilton Fish, Jr., chairman
of the Congressional committee in-
vestigating communist activities,
told a radio audi'ence tonight that
if the United States should recog-
nize Soviet Russia this country
would be apt to lose rather than
"Russia desires diplomatic rela-
tions not for purposes of trade," he
declared, "but because it would in-
crease its prestige, help stabilize its
government, discourage opposition
from both within and without, and
permit it to intensify its revolu-
tionary propaganda throughout the
He charged a "tremendous
amount of inspired propaganda"
has been spread throughout the
country "in regard to the magni-
tude of our trade with Russia, all
for the purpose of promoting rec-
cgnition of the Soviet government."
The conference on the internal
and external problems of Russia at
the institute of politics at Williams-
town, Mass., in August, he declared,
was made an instrument for this
propaganda by Ivy Lee, whom he
called a "propagandist for Soviet
Russia," and Paul Cravath, who he
said, "for many years has had a
yearning for recognition of Soviet
"What are the facts of our trade
with Russia?" he asked. "Back in
1913, when we recognized the im-
perial Russian government a n d
were on friendly terms with it, our
total export trade with Russia
amounted to less than $20,000,000,
and last year, without recognition
of the Soviet government, we ex-
ported $86,000,000 worth of goods to
Chicago Voting Booths
Offer Grave Problem
(By Associated Press)
CHICAGO, Oct. 28-thicago's vot-
ers are going in for reducing exer-
cises and mental gymnastics.
They are training to overcome the
hazards of the latest in voting ma-
chinery - booths just 32 inches
square, lighted by a candle, in which
must be handled four ballots with
a total area of 1,857 square inches
containing 199 names and 22 as-
sorted propositions and questions of
All these choices and decisions
must be made in just five minutes.
Fast readers have tried it out and
declare 18 minutes are required to
read the four ballots.
New Y'ork's Society
Attends Aida Opening
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Oct. 28.-Wrapped
in luxurious furs and velvets, shim-
AS REBEL KEAD
Succeeds Luis as
RIO STAYS QUIET
Banks Function Under
(By Associated Press'
Rio de Janeiro, Oct. 28-Getuljo
Vargas, leading figure in the Bra-
zilian revolution which began Oct. 3,
was definitely chosen today for the
provisional presidency of Brazil.
He will succeed Washington Luis,
ousted by the movement of military
an(d naval leaders last Friday.
Choice was made this afternoon
at a meeting of southern revolution-
ary representatives with the military-
Vargas is now the only important
rebel leader not in the capital, for
Captain Juarez Tavora arrived by
airplane late today from the north
and was given a wild welcome.
Suspicious of Junta.
The captain, who organized and
conducted the revolution in nine
northern states, was reported a few
days ago to be suspicious of the Rio
junta but said he was willing to
co-operate when he learned that
Vargas would take the presidency.
Thousands crowded the avenues
as the northern chieftain motored
to his hotel, and sirens and whistles
were tooted in welcome.
Vargas has ordered his special
train made ready by the central
railroad and will soon conie north,
i is understood, leading a triumphal
entry of southern revoltionaty sol-
diers into the capital.
City Quiet After Mutiny.
Rio was quiet today, following the
military police mutiny of yesterday,
in which more than 100 casualties
were reported, and the policing of
the banking districts was taken over
by sailors. A decree of the junta
today permitted all banks to do
businessbexcept the discounting of
foreign blls, which was left to the
Banco do Brasil.
The officers of the American con-
sul-general and commercial attache,
located in the Anoite building, of
which several floors were sacked by
rioters Friday, have been moved to
the American embassy. The former
offices were not touched by the mob
but the building has been closed to
all tenants pending sheriff's adjust-
RIGHT WING SEEKS
TO OUST BALDWIN
Political Sensation Provided by
Action of Conservatives.
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, Oct. 28.-Demands by
Conservative members of Parlia-
ment for the resignation of former
Premier Stanley Baldwin, their
leader, provided tonight one of the
major political sensations of the
Forty-four Conservatives present-
ed a petition to the chief whip of
the Conservative party submitt ng
that a change in leadership was
"essential to the national inter-
Another meeting of the "rebels"
is expected to be held tomorrow
with a view to giving other mem-
bers of the party an opportunity of
joining t h e movement against
Though the outstanding names
in the party were missing from the
petition, the signatures of several
well-known members are attached,
including those of Sir John Gret
ton and Viscount Lymington.
Gordon String Quartet
to Open Series Today
The Gordon string quartet will
open a series sponsored by the
Chamber of Music society at 8:15
o'clock tonight at the Lydia Men-
The program has been announc-
ed as follows: Quartet in A Minor,
Opus 51, by Brahms: Allegro nom.