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List of Known Gangsters Grows
Smaller as Crime War
Is Continued.
City and Federal Officas Scare
Law-Violators With
Harsh Measures.
(By lssmci,',1 I 'Yrs)
CHICAGO, Jan. l. -"ipe iblii
enemy" business in Ch:a; a)ppcar:
to be getting incresui;tiy prccay
Harassed by tin' m;ov -tmient
campaign against P'c1vc tax vio-
lators, by the prosection of old
charges and by gangland bullets,
the city's "public enemy" list of
"active" members has been steadily
decreasing since its issuance last
April 23 by the Chicago crime com-
Since the list was published al-
most all of the original 28 major
"enemies" have felt the wrath of
the law in one form or another,!
Ralph Capone, brother of "Scarface
Al" Capone, and Jack Guzik, busi-
ness manager for the Capone gang
are both under sentence to federal
prison for income tax violations
while others are awaiting trial (n
government and other charges.
Three Are Gun Victims.
Three have fallen before the gun-
fire of their gangland opponents,
namely, Jack Zuta, a north-side
henchman of George "Bugs" Mo-
ran, slain in a Wisconsin lake resort
shortly after the killing of Alfred
Lingle, Tribune reporter, last sum-
mer; Joseph Aiello, who walked
into a machine gun ambush in Chi-
cago several months ago, and James
Belcastro, reputed "king pin" of
Chicago bombers, who was shot and
dangerously wounded the other
night on a busy Chicago thorough-
The latest of the "public enemies"
to get into close contact with the
law was Terry Druggan, beer baron.
Druggan, who is reputed to have
been worth a million dollars at one
time, was sentenced Wednesday to
a year in jail for contempt of court
when he came before Judge John
I. Lyle, whose attitude toward
gangsters has won him widespread
attention. Later he was released on;
bond by another judge.
Failed to Appear.
The contempt charge grew out
of Druggan's failure to appear on
a vagrancy charge. He was pictured
by the defense as a sick man, bul
got no sympathy from the cot.
Druggan also has been the object
of federal prosecution, having re-
cently pleaded guilty to an income
tax violation charge.
Other actions against "public ene-
mies" have already been taken or
are under way. Tony "Mops" Volpe,
a Capone bodyguard, is under sent-
ence for vagrancy and carrying
concealed weapons. Frankie Rio,
another Capone henchman, has
been sentenc'd for contempt of
court, carrying concealed weapons
and vagrancy. Roeco Fanelli, al-
leged election terrorist, is 'under
arrest in connection with the Bel-
castro shooting. The government is
seeking Volpe's deportation.
Sociologist Voices Disapprov j

of Tcmporary Commissions.
Mild disapprovai of the tempor-
ary state crime commission in its
failure to determine the primary or
moving cause of crime, as an-
nounced recently, was voiced yes-
terday by Prof. Arthur E. Wood,
sociology department criminologist.
Professor Wood did not attack
the work of the particular commis-
sion, but rather the whole idea of,
temporary organizations for the
purpose of studying weighty public
"Temporary commissions that!
spend a great deal of the public's
money and make merely transient
studies never stay with any im-
portant question long enough to
glean the whole facts," Professor
Wood stated. "I am heartily in
accord with the recommendation of
the temporary body that a per-
manent commission to study crime
should be creatdd in Michigan,
although I doubt whether such a
committee will be formed."
Professor Wood mentioned that
the suggestions made by the tem-
porary commission for the purpose
of curbing crime, including a psy-
chiatric clinic at Jackson prison,
permanent grand juries in the
larger counties, and stiffer penal-
ties for "racketeers," were all good
ones, although he added that most,
"racketeers" were already gettingI

North Dakota State Officials
Keep House' Squatter Fashion

BISMAhCA3K, N Dak., Jan. 16.
After 47 years t tieold homestead,
North Dakota must begin all over
-keepinghouse; iti ,cerely a
stick of the old frnishiings avail-
The original copy of the state
constitution ws one 0o the few
articl(s of Atat "furniure" saved
from ti recent :ire which destroy-
ed the sta Louse. Robert Byrne,
secretary (4 state , su ered burns
and cuts in saving the document
from the flames.
The state faces the task of re-
placing great files of records cov-
cring land tansact V ns, litigation,
taxes and contracts irom territorial
days to the reex ,
Mcaniwh te, sedading legislative
action for a new capitol and its
actual construction, state depart-
ments are cuartered all over the
Gov. George P. Shafer is in the
new federal building. The Liberty
Memorial building houses the au-
ditor, the treasurer and the attor-
ney-general. It had been the home
of the supreme court. A local bank
building gave the insurance depart-
ment room.
Attorney-General James Morris
must trace his records through the
state courts, a tedious task, while
the highway department, according
to H. C. Frahm, chief engineer,
must re-draft all highway projects,
Bridge Comnpetition, Endurance
Swim to be Added to List
of Seven Contests.
Repetition of the seven regular!
tournaments held this semester
with the addition of contests in
bridge and a ten-mile endurance
swim is scheduled for the second
half of the fiscal year at the Union,
it was announced yesterday. Win-
ners and runners-up in the first
semester contests wilt not be allow-
ed to enter second half competition.
Straight-rail competition for the
first semester has three matches
let unplayed while the three-rail
and pocket billiard contests were
won by Burdette Custer, '31L, and
Frederick J. Marshall, '31BAd, with
John L. Neutzenbletzer, '34, and
Custer runners-up, respectively.
Ping pong has entered the final
stages of competition with seven of
the nine remaining contestants
playing a round-robin tournament.
Twenty are now enrolled in a
c h e c k e r championship tourney,
with an equal number playing for
the chess title.
By far the most active sport at
pinsent is bowling, contests in which
are being conducted through co-
operation between the intramural
and Union officials. Interclass bowl-
ing will close next week with 14
teams of five each ending a long
competitive season. F r a t e r n i t y
groups will begin next week, 50
teams entering the re'gistratioii
which is now complete. Indepen-
dent bowlers will be matched in
February, while singles and doubles
titles will be awarded following
competition to begin Jan. 28. Regis-
tration for the all-campus tourna-
ment is now open.
Bridge contests, always popular
in the past, will be conducted on a
larger scale than ever this year,
it was announced yesterday. The
tcn-mile swim, wherein a student
swims one mile for ten consecutive
days, will be open to every male
Univesity student.
Biolog ist Will Give
Three Lectures Here

Dr. James G. Needham, professor
of biology at Cornell university, will
speak at 4:15 o'clock, Monday after-
noon, in the Natural Science au-
ditorium on "War, a Biological
Phenomenon." Dr. Needham is
noted for his investigations in
fresh-water biology, systematic en-
tomology, anJ insect life.
A second talk, on "Mayflies," will
be given at 7:30 o'clock, Monday
night, in room 2116, Natural Science
building. Dr. Needham will also
speak at 4:15 o'clock Tuesday after-
noon, in the same room on the sub-
ject. "Transformation in Insects."

Noted Philosopher Will Lecture
on 'The Case for India'
bursday, Jan. 22.
Will )nurant, philosopher, lectur-
or, and ar'thor of the famous "Story
of Philosophy," will lecture on "The
Case for India" on Thursday, Jan.
22, in Hill auditoiumri.m. The lecture
is sp)nsored by the Iindustan club.I
The noted lecturer recently re-
turned fro:n a i<:-mont's tour of
Tfic a, obser hl ;C'. d ; and col-
lecting data for "The Sto y of Civil-
ization," the first volime of which
he intends to publish in the latter
part of the year.
In his lee ture to be given here,
Durant will iresent 1 he economic,
social and political problems of In-
dia as they reflect upon the world
situation, particularly the cultural
and cgpnomical relations between
the United States and India. In his
book, "The Case for India," synon-
omous with the lecture to be given
here, Durant's conclusions are for-
cibly presented, declaring that In-
dia should be granted dominion
status by the British government.
Following his lecture, Durant will
answer questions pertaining to the
British-India dispute.

-J % R
Aroated Proe sPhot
George White, newly installed Democratic governor of Ohio, is
shown readng his inaugural address shortly after he had taken the
oath of oth(ce at C uinbjs,

Bolero' to be Rendered During
Coming Scason; Will Have
Many Rehearsals.
In anticipation of a busy concert
season next semester, the Varsity
band is already preparing a pro-
gram which is expected to surpass
all others in variety, Nicholas D.
Falcone, director of the band, an-
nounced yesterday.
The nmd has been rehearsing
every Wednesday night in Morris
hll ad wl continue to do so until
af er the beginning of the second
s 1mesi er when special rehearsals
il b eld. Concerts are sched-
uld 1 be ''ven both in Ann Arbor
ieighboring cities by the or-
One ol the numbers which will
be ifeturi on its programs during
ti. year will be Ravel's "Bolero"
i'l is being specially arranged
f{; the Michigan band. The rendi-
tion of this number on its pro-
grams will be one of the first times
the selection, which has taken the
musical world by storm has ever
been ulayerl by an American' band,
The present membership of 70
pieces all be maintained' through-
out the year, Falcone stated,

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new and old ones. Collectir g taxes
without records presents aimost in-
surmountable difficulties.
The old capitol was built in the
days when both Dakotas were a
territory, and Indians on the war-
path were an unpleasant phase of
frontier life. General Grant, his
presidency behind him, was the
chief guest at the dedication.
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