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VOL XLI. No. 80




Study of Eighteenth Amendment
May be Submitted Today
by Commission.
Bureau Asks for 500 Additional
Men; Volstead Act 11
Years Old Today.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. -- Eleven
years old at mignight, Prohibition
ended the first year of its second
decade today with prospects that
its past would lead away from. fhe
tumult and controversy that has
dogged its history.
Buffeted by foes and fought for
by friends since that day in Janu-
ary, 1920, when the Nebraska legis-
lature became the 36th state to
ratify the Eighteenth Amendment,
the law faced three early decisions
which may affect the course of its
future history. They were:
1. An early submission to Presi-
dent Hoover, possibly upon prohibi-
tion's birthday, of the.dry law re-
port of the Wickersham law en-
forcement commission, admittedly
controversy laden.
Clark Ruling Before Court. j
.2. A brewing storm upon capital
hill over the prohibition bureau's
request for 500 additional dry
agents and an added appropriation
of more than $2,000,000.
3. Argument within a week in the1
Supreme Court over the recent rul-'
ing of Judge Clark, in New Jersey,
holding the Eighteenth Amendment
invalid. Dry leaders tonight, al-
though conceding few peaceful mo-
ments for prohibition in its 12th
year, nevertheless stood firm that
the law would remain.
W. C. T. U. Lists Benefits.
Despite "imperfect observance
and enforcement" said a statement,
tonight from the Women's Chris-
Sian Temperance Union, "prohibi-
tion already has increased the na-
t! nal buying power by $6,000,000,-
000 a year."
Listing five benefits of the law,
ranging from a reduction of poverty
to the abolition of "blue Monday"
the W. C. T. U. asked what "did the
saloon do in its 130 years?"
On the other side, Henry H. Cur-
ran, president of the Association
Against the Prohibition Amend-
ment, stood on his recent predic-
tion that 24 states now were ready
to vote for repeal and the necessary
12 more could be marshalled within
two years after the question was
submitted to the people by Con-
gress. At the same time he listed
the gains in the wet ranks from
the recent Congressional elections.
I tato RiiIltinc IlH

Glee Club Broadcasts Prove
Popular; Praise Studio
(By Carl S. Forsythe, '32) I
"Fan mail" at the University
broadcasting studio has steadily in-,
creased until now approximately
16,000 letters are received each
Business men, school boys, bank-
ers, laborers - all enjoy the pro-,
grams broadcast from the campus,
and in their letters they praise
highly the work of the studio per-
sonnel. The Glee club programs are
among the most popular, if letters
can be considered as indicators.-
Talks on diseases by professors of
the medical school have also been3
Reapportionment, Liquor, and
Economy Constitute Chief t
Problems of Session.
(fly Associated fress)
LANSING, Jan. 15.-Legislative
reapportionment joined the issues
of liquor and economy today as the
chief problems facing the current
session of the legislature.
A joint resolution to limit the
representation of Wayne county to
25 per cent of the legislative mem-
bership and restrict initiatory ac-
tion on reapportionment in the fu-
ture to the legislature was submit-
ted in the house by RepresentativeI
Len W. Feighner.c
Supported by the so-called rural r
bloc in the lower branch of the leg- I
islature, the proposal would addt
four representatives and one sena-
tor to the metropolitan delegation.-
Wayne county now has 21 repre-
sentatives and seven senators andf
the joint resolution would pave the1
way for eight senators and 25 rep-r
resentatives. The voters last fallc
turned down a proposal to amend.
the constittiion which woud lae
apportioned the state on a strictt
population basis to give Wayne a4
delegation of 40 representatives andt
12 senators.
Three one-act plays will be pre-,
sented at 8:15 o'clock tonight and
tomorrow night by students of Play£
Production in the Laboratory thea-
tre. Tickets to the performance will
be free.t
The plays will be staged, acted,
and directed by students. They arc
"Pokey," by Philip Miller, directed
by Charles Monroe, '31; "The Old
Lady Shows Her Medals," by SirJ
James Barrie, directed by Margaret
Morin, '31; and "Cinderella Mar-
ries," also by Barrie, directed by
Francis Young, Grad.
F No reservations for tickets will
be accepted by telephone.

16,000 LETTERS
of great interest to Michigan radio
listeners. Each day letters are re-
ceived from fans who want their
particular disease discussed by some
University authority.
Some letters, however, have criti-
cism to offer. One received yester-
day from a minister in a small
Michigan city protested against
"the propaganda for the evasion of
the law contained in the 'Drink,
Drink, Joy Rules the Day' song"
which was recently rendered by the
Glee club. "Perhaps," he said, "it's
in the line with your practice there,j
however, you should be ashamed to
broadcast such a song."
Another letter spoke harshly of
the talks which are being given
this week by the German depart-
ment. The writer seemed to think
that the University is . spreadingt
propaganda favoring a nation that
in the past unjustly treated "thet
land of the free and the home ofi
the brave," fond that the studio wasr
doing a very unpatriotic thing.
All in all, the broadcasting studio
is an interesting place to spend an '
afternoon, and especially so if one
is permitted to gaze into the direc-e
tor's mail bag.t
Special Commission of League
of Nations to Study Plan C
for Economic Union. !
(!,y A.;sodaa ri e Is)
GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 15.----P
Possibilities of European economic
co-operation will be explored to-
morrow when the special commis-
sion created by the League of Na-
tions begins its study of Aristide
Briand's long-cherished plan for ant
European federation.
Work of the commission at its
first session is expected to be large-
ly academic, stressing economic
rather than political, collaborationa
of the states. The commission hasa
te2.j r ucted by t],_ League to
prepare an outline plan for a union
to be submitted to the Leaguef
assembly at its session next Sep-
One of these specific fields ofa
study will be the problem of inter- t
national electric power transmis-
sion, set before the commission bys
the Belgian government.
Proposals for the eradication of
customs barriers and for concerted
ecenomic action also will be takene
The Belgian government in ask-c
ing consideration of electric power
transmission, stressed the "Euro-
pean aspects" of the problem as
well as its world-wide importance.as
Drought Appropriation(
Bill Signed by Hoover,
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.-Presi-
dent Hoover late today signed the
much-disputed drought loan ap-
The $45,000,000 becomes imme-
diately available and the machinery
already has been set up for loan-
ing it to farmers for buying seed,
feed, fertilizer and farm machinery
fuel for putting in this year's crops.
Even as the president put the
formal finish to the controversy
over the measure, lines were stiffen-
ing in the Senate for another battle
over providing money for food.




Well-Dressed Man
Will Wear Green,
Declare Designers

Messages Report City in Ruins;

House oZommittee to Investigate
A J ed Illegal Methods
Used in Enforcement.

Reprsentative Shaefer Bri
in Protest of Telephone
Company Evidence.


- (y Associated 1'rMcs)
WASINGTON, Jan. 15. - Wire
tapping (by the prohibition bureau
to obtai4 evidence is to be scrutin-
ized by tie House expenditure com-
mittee.The committee today adopt-
ed a rIpotion by Representative
Schafer, Republican, Wisconsin, an
anti-pro ibitionist, to that effect
after he had said the bureau was
tapping wires in violation of state
The ftst hearing, Chairman Wil-
liamson said, will be held Jan. 29.
The co mittec proposes to call
Attorney-General Mitchell, Proli-
bition Director Woodcock, ad J.
Edgar Hoover, director of the just-
ice department investigation bu-
B.ell Company Protests.
Schafer read to the committee
portionso Of a letter received from
the Cin cinnati & Suburban Bell
Telephone Co., which said that last
November the prohibition bureau
had agreed to cease tapping wires,
but sine that time "three agents
were apprehended as they at-
tempted to listen-in on party lines.
"The tteephone company's pro -
tests sern to be of no avail,"
Schaferj said. On Nov. 26, after
the ag 4eement was supposed to
have bden made, one of the gov-
ernment agents, producing a shield
and identification, a photograph
and ca ci, approached one of the
employ-°s of the company and
offered him $50 to tap a wire the
following day."
'Violation Is Contnued.
The Cincinnati company, Schafer
added, was in "an unhappy posi-
tion" because the prohibition agents
insist on tapping wires while the
state law subjects the offender to
as much as three years in jail and
a fine of $1,000.
He quoted testimony of Wood-
cock, Mitchell and Hoover to show
that although Hoover's department
does not condone the practic, it is
the "policy" of the prohibition bu-
"One branch of the justice de-
partment," Schafer explained, "says
it is alright--the other fires a man
for doing it."
The little cupola behind the
University museum has a new
inmate in the person of "Nick,"
a wildcat caught near Atlanta,
ies., on Jan. 6 by Ross 0. Ste-
vens, '3.
Nick is very young and very
uncommunicative, not h a v i n1g
been seen since his installation in
his ncw home. He evidently must
take all his exercise at night for
lie has not been reported seen
once in the daytime. Nick was
caught by two toes of a forepaw,
and therefore did not suffer much
inconvenience outside of a little
cautious man-handling by his
captors. In smite of his family,
Nick has not matriculated at
Northwestern university.
Former City Manager
to Speak Here Today
C. W. Ham, 19, president of the
Peoples State bank of Pontiac, will
lecture on "Financial Aspects of
City Management" at 4:30 o'clock
today in room 2225, Angell hall.
The talk is being sponsored by the
Municipal Administration club.
Ham graduated from the Univer-
sity in the Municipal administra-
tion course. He then became assis-
tant city manager at Escanaba, and
later manager of Gladstone. After
remaining at Gladstone for some
time, he went to Pontiac as city
manager, which post he hed until
entering the bankinglfield. He is
also a past president of the City
Manager's association.


(1v Associated Press)
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15. - Pre-
pare yourself for the news, Mr.
Well-Dressed Man. The color for
your spring and summer sports and
businessclothes is -green.
That's the word that came today
from the semi-annual convention
of the International Association of
Clothing Designers.
Here's more of the style forecast:
Shoulders will be broader, the de-
signers decreed, waists slimmer and
higher, coats longer, pockets set
high, sleeves narrow at the hand
without being stinted, and return
of the notch lapel is favored for
sports clothes.
Independent Producers Appoint
Committees to Conduct
Dual Campaign.
M v yAssoria/,,d IPress)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.-Inde-
pendent oil producers t~oday pre-
pared for a dual oil campaign for
a tariff upon oil.
The drive will be carried to Con-
gress and the White House by two
committees appointed late today.
Senator-elect Thomas P. Gore of
Oklahoma heads the group that will
lay the tariff plea before the House
and the Senate, and Wirt Franklin,
president of the Independent Pe-
troleum association, will lead the
committee before the president.
When the two committees will
start their direct campaign remains
to be determined, but their resolu-
tions, which were prepared tonight
at an executive session of the com-
mittees, will be reported to the con-
ference tomorrow.
Delegations from 13 states were
represented at the meeting. Chair-
man Franklin in a keynote address
pictured cbnservation as a ruinous
policy, building up a monopoly.
Hoover Refuses to Reconsider
His Dismissal of King
and Russell.
(13v lAssociated I'ys~s)
WASHINGTON, Jan, 15 .--Almost
all the former employees of the
power commission were put back to
work today, but prominently absent
on the list were William V. King,
chief accountant, and Charles A.
Russell, solicitor.
Their dismissal by Chairman
Smith and Commissioners Draper
and Garsaud of the new commis-
sion led to the most outstanding
difference of opinion between the
Snate and Prsidrsent Hoover since

Residents Sleep in
Despite Cold.


Associated Press Photd
Lord Chancellor Sankey,
Eminent British rta te 'man, who
outlined a plan for the future gov-I
ernment of India at the Round Ta-
ble conference in London. Sankey's
report which contained his plan of
government was adopted in com-
!mittee yesterday.
Rumor That Political Prisoners
Will be Freed Causes
Lxcit ment.
LONDON, Jan, 15. -The Indian
round table conterenee in commit-
tee today adopted the report of
Lord Chancellor Sankey outlini:g
the framework of India's future
federal governmen I,
The plan will go bef'ca I ful
pleniary SCSin of ti cenferen
whicl may coimr cnc ' tomorrow
and will conclude on Monday mor.-
ing. Premier Rans9 y MacDonal c
will announ ethe gevernmen t'i
policy as the curtain falls.
Tonight a flurry was created in
conference circles by the report
that the Maharaja of Bikaner, pow-
erful Indian potentate and life-long
supporter of the British crown, had
proposed the liberation of all poli-
tical prisoners in British India, in -
eluding Mahatma Ghandi, the ex-
tremist leader. These number in
the neighborhood of 50,000.
General !?:bo Arrives at Rio
de Jancir( With Heet
of Vevn is.

Communication Irregular; Wide
Area, Embracing 15 States,
Rocked by Tremor.
('fy AsoIted mress)
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 15.-Soldiers
were turning over the wreckage of
the thriving city of Oxaca tonight,
carrying out the bodies of men and
women who perished in the earth-
quake which last night rocked
southern Mexico.
At least 12 persons perished and
many more were injured, but tele-
graphic communication was im-
possible and radio messages irregu"
lar. The city itself, fragmentary
messages said, was in the ruins,
and the panic-stricken people slept
in the open despite intense cold be-
cause they were afraid to go back
to such hones as were left stand
1 ng.
Perez Describes Scenes.
The only clear picture of the dis-
aster came out of the ruined city Ir.
a message to President Ortiz Rubio
from General Evaristo Perez, the
nmilitary commander in the state
of Oxaca.
It was he who said that at least
25 persons had been killed or in-
jured. Another message to the de-
partment of communications said
that 12 had been killed but this
could not be verified immediately.
"It is impossible to describe the
confusion here," the general's mes-
sage said. "The loss is incalculable
and at least 25 persons have been
killed or injured and we are stiU
discovering bodies of the dead."
One Dead in Capital.
The general's home was destroyed
and he was living in his automo-
bile, he said. The military barracks
was in ruins and a colonel in tie
cavalry was one of those killed. The
police were helping the soldiers to
search the ruins for additional vic-
The epicenter of the quake, which
struck Oxaca at about 10 o'cloclC
last night, was placed a few miles
northeast of the city. Mexico City
itself was shaken for four minutes
and one person \vas killed and 25
injured. There was also consider-
able property damage.
More Than 750 Attend
Smoker for Engineers
J. M. Fitzgerald, an executive of
the Eastern Railroad Presidents'
conference, speaking before more
than 750 students and faculty men-
bers of the engineering college at
the annual engineering smoker last
night, outlined the history of rail-
road transportation in this country
and cited the increase in speed and
the drastic reductions in rates that
have occurred in the last 10 yea,
Music by an orchestra and by the
"Midnight Sons" quartet was the
feature of the occasion.

(By Asoia/cd 1 rrss)
January 15, 1931.



(Bly Associaited P'ress)
CHEBOYGAN - Judge Frank
Sheppherd, of this city, died here
today after a brief illness. Judge
Sheppherd, who would have been
78 years old Jan. 28, served for 30,
years on the bench of the 33rd
judicial court. Before being cected I
to the bench, he served as prose-
cuting attorney, judge of probate,
state legislator, and a member of
the board in control of the Michi-
gan branch prison at Marquette.
JACKSON-The Nurses home at I
the Jackson county tuberculosis
sanitarium was damaged by fire
this morning with an estimated loss
of several hundred dollars.
LANSING - Attorney General
Paul W. Voorhies, in an opinion
today, advised Prosecutor Clarence
L. Smith, of Oakland county, that
although the county may open bids
Jan. 23 to borrow $1,000,000 in
anticipation of collecting taxes
levied in 1930, notes of security
could not be sold ac a discount.
LANSING - It was announced,
here today by Frank D. Fitzgerald,
secretary of state, that there will
be no extension of time beyond
Feb. 1 in which automobile owners
may procure license plates. He said
that although the law provides for
an extension from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1,
it is specific on the point that there
can be no further extension.

Communists Granted
Amnesty by Deputies
(13y Associated Press)
PARIS, Jan. 15.-Without any
prompting or opposition from the
Steeg government, the Chamber of
Deputies today granted amnesty to
two of its members, Andre Marty
and Jacques Duclos, communists.


New Issue of Graduate Magazine
Describes Progress in
Field Opened Here.
Progress in the field of Medical
education, an administration of the
University which has given Michi-
gan the rank of pioneer in its field,
is thoroughly described in this
week's Alumnus, issued today. From
the University's first great presi-
dent, Tappan, and his successors,
says the Alumnus writer, Michigan
has maintained a tradition of pro-
gress and a pioneering attitude
which "shall not disappear in these
latter days."
An interesting'educational exper-
iment of 40 years ago, which grad-
ually won success and is now part
of the accepted practice of many
American universities, was the in-
stitution of what is now called the
"combined curriculum in letters and

medical schools, some from medical
societies-local, state and national
--some few from boards of health
or bodies dealing with medical li-!
censing, and some from individual
physicians. Of all the plans sug-
gested, the one which, in the light
of present day progress, most near-
ly approached the future needs and1
possibilities was that proposed by
the faculty of the University of'
"A study of the Michigan pro-
posal is of unusual interest for it
reveals the fact that after nearly,
40 years of agitation the general-
plan of the curriculum of today is
essentially that proposed by Michi-
gan in 1890... "
"This proposed course of study
matches with unusual fidelity the
plan now followed by most Class A
colleges. It will be noted that em-
bryology, physiological chemistry,
histology, and physilogy, which

the latter took office. I4 .0/;(oiUtrd I Ces5i 1
The Senate, after days of debate,
during which it was charged Rus- Elcven swift , tahi;n seapianes to-
sell and King were fired because day comple(ed the flight of more
they opposed the power interests, tin 6,000 nile which 1 4 egan
asked the president to send their .17 < t 9_>k1s , IRdy,
names back for consideration. Mr.Da
Hoover flatly declined. GcnrlalIae ai mO, 110 84
From the attitude of commission cldtalia a ir J1k 1', the
members, the prospects that Rus- 11shponl War t bahal
sell and King will get their jobs at 8.17 'cock ti o g 6:17
back is none too good. . m. E. ; ad cthm lovin
b e gpon baautiful Ectaf go bay be-
HOBBS DISCUSSES *** :4a (l)'5C "c10k *l * ',~
fternoon (2:54 aid ?:p. m. E . T,
ARCTIC PROJECTS1 complted the i',ap o 747 0,ns.
-T-I Thc ships a r}'iv ov.cr the Brazil-
Speaking before the members of ian capia a I' P. n to! lie,
the Geological and Geographical -,sore f wd y r ee lban
Journal club last night, Prof W- an hour h i_ m ia down the
liam H. Ifobbs discussed expeditions Frnn c'ily ;T r io 0 wh WIIIl. notice
now being carried on in the Arctic of the tkeoiff w'ao hucI ined,
by various countries, and also fI- crowds gathered in front of news-
ture explorations to be made in pipr ofices to walch tPI prOgress
. of the journey, whIi le ee an-
that district. if c , rsa port-
"This year there is mucl co-oper- lan(oOc 0!-1
'''ive work in meteorology being gh raz n ofhici :.000 on
carried on in Greenland by differ- t he dock of t e Vumioense Yacht
ent groups," Professor Hobbs de- Club while a lato'h hearing the
Italian ambassade: snd a repre-
clared. He mentioned that two sta- sentative of President (etlie Var-
tions were being maintained by this gos went out to lake G 1ucral tIulbo
University, one east of Upernivik off his plane.


to Work in Coal Fields
Next Monday.
LONDON, Jan. 15-$-The persist-
ence of two government officials
who refused to admit defeat when
suiccess seemed impossible tonight
resulted in an agreement which
probably will put 150,000 miners
back at work in the south Wales
coal fields Monday.
Under the agreement, which was
reached through the efforts of
Emanuel Shinwell, secretary of
mines, and William Graham, presi-
dent of the board of trade, a new
contract was drawn up which will
last until Jan. 31, 1934, and there-
after until expiration of one month's
written notice given in writing by
either side.
The agreement is based on the
1926 pact expiration of which on
Jan. 31 signalized the present stop-
page of work. It stipulates the rate
of n', ir ll rflit in rut' lnrI-tnn


May Put 150,000 M

under the direction of William
Carlson, an assistant in the geology
department, and another in the
southern part of Greenland at Ivig-
tut. a, nmor'eciijizedc1epnterwhiceh

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