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VOL XLL No. 90




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A A L A--i 11 s s V A"/ L


Commission Irregularities
be Aired at Hearings
Early Next Month.

Deposed Engineer-Manager Has
Report to Transmit
tq Committee.
Concluding its conferences with
the central figures in the county,
road inquiry, the special investigat-'
ing committee of the board of su-
pervisors today started preparations
for the hearings to be held Feb. 2
of alleged irregularities of the road
Those around which interest in
the inquiry centers, A. R. Bailey,
deposed engineer-manager of the
commission; and George W. Mc-
Calla, commission chairman, were
called before the investigating com-
mittee, but only Bailey, who first
made the charges, volunteered in-
formation. McCalla flatly refused,
asserting that, when the investiga-
tion is called, he will make a de-
tailed statement and answer Bai-
ley's charges which are an out-
growth of his dismissal.
Activities Secret.
Just what took place at the con-
ference with Bailey could not be
learned. The activities of the in-
vestigating committee, it was de-
cided at a supervisors meeting last
Friday, are to be kept secret. Not
until the investigation is called will
details be laid before the public.
It was stated last night that Mc-
Calla's action left the committee
without a report. It had been
planned, through these conferences,
to secure information that would
enable the supervisors to obtain at
first hand foundation for the
Committee Formed.!
The investigating committe.e thel
membership of which includes Har-i
ry G. Raschbacher, Sixth Ward,#
Ann Arbor; Emmett Gibb, Superior
township, and J. Fred Staebler, Ann
Arbor township, is not an official
committee, it was pointed out. The
committee was formed last week
by nine of the 10 supervisors who
signed a petition calling for an in-
vestigation, and the appointments
were made by Supervisor James N.
Galbraith. Because the committee
was not acting in an official capa-
city was the reason, McCalla said,
that he refused to 'talk."
Bailey, who charges, among other
things, that the commission pur-
chased 21 cars of asphaltroad oil
without first issuing bids or specifi-j
cations, and without an inspection,
will transmit a report to the com-
mittee. This he indicated yester-
day, saying he would appear when
hearings begin next Monday.
Hearings will be held, it is be-
lieved, in the circuit court of Judge
George W. Sample.
State Bulletins
(By Associated Press)
January 27, 1931.

Gives Emphatic Endorsement
of Last Year's Resolution
of Congress Party.
Copyright, 1931, by the
Associtied Press.
BOMBAY, British India, Jan. 27.
-Mahatma Gandhi, t o o t h 1 e s s,
shrivelled, wraith of a man, sat
cross-legged on a stone floor today,
serving notice on the British Em-
pire that India's campaign of civil
disobedience would continue un-
abated, while outside a frantic1
crowd mad for a glimpse of him:
struggled so furiously that a wom- 1
an was crushed to death.
Naked but for a homespun loin
cloth, he leaned against a hay
mattress in the center of a circle
of newvspapermen, and expression
of deep melancholy on his ascetic
face, but an almost spiritual light
in his eyes.
"We can suspend judgment on
Premier MacDonald's statement to
Burr, Patterson and Auld Store
to Distribute Portfolios
This Afternoon.
Distribution of J-Hop favors will
begin this afternoon at the Ann'
Arbor store of Burr, Patterson,
and Auld, makers of the favors, on'
Church street near South Univer-
sity. The distribution will continue
from 1 to 5 o'clock each afternoon
until the day of the Hop, Feb. 13,
the committee announced la s ts
Writing portfolios, of a composi-
tion material of rubber, lacquer,
and fiber, resembling tooled leath-
er, will be given as favors this year.
The portfolios will contain 24 sheets
and a like number of envelopes of1
white crushed bond paper, and will
be embossed in gold leaf with the
University seal and the-eaption,
1932 J-Hop.
Students must present their J-
Hop ticket when securing favors,
since none may be distributed with-
out the attached favor stub. Dance
programs, of the same design as the
portfolios, will be given with each
Those purchasing tickets between
now and the Hop will be able to
procure their favors immediately.
A sufficient number have been or-
dered to insure their receipt by all
ticket holders. Tickets may still be
obtained from 3 to 5 o'clock each
afternoon until the ticket quota has
been reached.

the round table conference at Lon-
don," he said, "but we cannot sus-
pend the activities of the Indian
congress party."
Regardless of MacDonald's pro-
posals and of the approaching
peace talks with delegates return-
ing from the round table confer-;
ence, he said, all activities of the
nationalists -the boycott on for-
eign cloth, the refusal to pay taxes,
the picketing of shops-will con-
In a feeble voice almost lost in
the clamor of the thousands out-
side, he gave his emphatic endorse-
ment to last year's resolution of
the congress party demanding im-
mediate measures for establishment
of India's full independence.
His claw-like hands, wasted by
repeated fastings, toyed with a
spinning wheel or waved a benedic-
tion upon the long lines of fanati-
cal devotees which entered the
room to touch the apostle's bare
knee. As they approached him
these common men and women of
Indian prostrated themselves before
him as though he were a reincar-
nation of Rama, the Hindu's god of
The po.ice were helpless, so great
was the mob which had come to
see Gand.Ai.
Prof. R.D. McKenzie, New Heada
of Sociology Department,


Representative Rowbottom Held
by Government Officials
for Selling jobs.




United States May Make Formal Apology to
Italian Governmenti After Protest
of Ambassador.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.-A formal demand by the Italian
government for an explanation of a recent speech he made in Phila-
delphia had passed tonight through the regular channels to Major
General Smedley D. Butler of the marine corps.
In it lay a possibility that the American government might make
a formal apology to Italy.
Butler, at Quantico, Va., where he is commandant of the marine

Post Office Department
Summary Removal of



Uk r
GRAND HAVEN-The sandsucker
General Meade has starte dthe
work of removing a sand bar which
has been hampering navigation into
this port for several weeks. It form-
ed because of the almost total lack
of ice and storms here this winter.
It has an area of about 400 square
feet. Usually the natural action of
the Ace and waves is enough to pre-
vent the shoal from forming.
PETOSKEY-At a public gather-
ing here last night Miss Naomi
Hooker, popular winter sports en-
thusiast, waschosen queen of the1
Petoskey mid-winter carnival. The
carnival will be held Feb. 12-14.
PORTLAND - A fire early this
morning destroyed the old St. Pat-
rick's Catholic church here. The
old church, which has been a land-
mark for many years, had recently
been used as a parish hall for en-
tertainment, the religious services
being held elsewhere. The cause of
the fire is unknown.
GRAND RAPIDS - Thaddeus B.
Taylor, assistant prosecuting at-
torney here, informed city officials
that he would seek legislative ac-
tion to prohibit the use of voting

Fate of the Present Governmer
Depends on Outcome of
Today's Vote.
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, Jan. 27.-Sir John Si-
mon, noted British lawyer and
statesman, speaking in cold, inci-
sive terms, flayed the government's
trade disputes bill in a House of
Commons debate today which may
bring the downfall of Premier Ram-
say MacDonald's Labor administra-
A crowded house attended breath-
lessly for Sir John is a Liberal and
on the question of how many Lib-
erals will join him in voting a-
gainst the bill tomorrow night, the
fate of the government depends.
The rank and file of the party
has decided to abstain from vot-
ing, thus leaving the fight between
the Labor members and the Con-
servatives, with the advantage for
the government. In this decision
parliamentary observers believed
the cabinet would survive.
"A thoroughly worthless bill," was
the way the Liberal speaker des-
cribed the measure, and he added,
"Every clause and subclause in it
can only be intended, if not to en-
courage, at least to facilitate and
make possible the evils which the
country resisted in May, 1926."
Twenty-four to Apply
for Citizneshiip Papers

Meets With Staff.
Prof. Roland D. McKenzie, whoI
will take over his duties as direc-
tor of the department of sociology
at the beginning of the second se-I
mester, paid a hurried visit here
yesterday from Chicago to confer
with members of the department..
He planned to leave Ann Arbor to-
day after a conference with Dean
John R. Effinger of the literary col-
lege, although he will return Feb.
14 to take up his permanent resi-
dence here.
Since last June Professor McKen-
zie has been in Chicago where he
has been carrying on research work
on the particular subject of urban
trends, working in cooperation with
the broader program being under-
taken by the President's research
committee on social trends. This
committee, performing under the
general supervision of Prof. W. F.'
Ogburn of the University of Chi-
cago, is studying in 28 separate re-;
s e a r c h projects throughout thel
country, t h e political, economic,
and social changes that have oc-
curred in this country during the
past 30 years.
Professor McKenzie is a Cana-
dian by birth, having been born at
Winnipeg. He graduated from the
University of Manitoba, and secur-
ed his doctor's degree from the
University of Chicago. He has since
taught at Ohio State university, the
University of West Virginia, and
the University of Washington. Be-
sides carrying on his directorial
duties here Professor McKenzie will
conduct a seminar in human eco-
logy. At a convention held in Cleve-
land during December he was elec-
ted one of the vice-presidents of
the American sociological society.
The sociology department has had
no official head since the death of
Prof. Charles H. Cooley, although
Prof. Arthur E. Wood has been act-
ing in that capacity.
First Mate of Canadian Rum Ship
Says Coast Guards Fired
Only Three Shots.
L (By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Jan. 27. - Wesley
Anderson, first mate of the Jose-
phine K., Canadian vessel shelled
by the Coast Guard off Ambrose
Light Saturday night, said today
that the guardsmen failed to fir
any warning shots.
Anderson declared only thre
shells were directed at the Jose-
phine K., and said every one of
them took effect. One mortall
wounded Capt. William P. Cluett
master of the vessel.
The first mate was to be a wit-
ness at the Coast Guard inquiry

(By Associated Press)
EVANSVILLE, 7,d., Jan. 27.-
Harry E. Rowbottom, representa-
tive in Congress of the First Indi-
ana district, was arrested today on1
a charge of having accepted $750
for recommending t h e appoint-
ment of a rural mail carrier.
Rowbottom's arrest was the first;
official intimation that lie was the
Congressman involved in charges;
made by the postoffice department
on Jan. 5 when it was announced1
that evidence of the sale of post-1
office appointments had been turn-
ed over to the department of jus-
Summary Ordered.
On the same date the postoffice
department ordered a summary re-
moval of four postmasters and sus-
pension of one rural carrier, all ser-
ving in the Rowbottom's district.
Rowbottom was arrested on an
affidavit signed by George R. Jeff-
rey, United States district attorney
at Indianapolis. The a ffi d a v i t
charged the Congressman with tak-
ing $750 from Walter G. and Aaron
Ayer, brothers of Rockport, in re-
turn for a promise that he would
recommend t h e appointment of
J Gresham Ayer, a relative as rural
mail carrier.
Furnishes Bond.
Rowbottom, accompanied by his
attorney, Philip Gould, appeared at
the office of Charles Harmon, Unit-
ed States commissioner, and fur-
nished bond for $10,000. He will be
Eat liberty undor the bond pending
action by the federal grand jury
which is to meet in Indianapolis
Feb. 2.
The congressman remained stead-
fast in his refusal to discuss the
Einar-Paal Lundborg, Swedish
Airman Dies at Stockholm
After Plane Wreck.
(Bv Associated Press)
STOCKHOLM, Jan. 27.-Death
today closed the adventurous ca-
r eer of Captain Einar-Paal Lund-
borg, Swedish airman who rescued
General Umberto Nobile after the
destruction of the airship Italia on
an ice floe in the Arctic.
He died this evening from injur-
ies suffered a few hours before in
the'crash of a plane he was testing
at Malmslaett flying field for the
'S w e d i s h government. Although
both arms and legs were fractured
in the accident, it was expected
that his strong constitution would
pull him through. A relapse came,
however, and he sank rapidly.
Captain Lundborg had many ad-.
ventures and had served as a sol-
dier under four flags, but his ma-
jor achievement was the rescue of
General Nobile.
He was a member of the Swedish
rescue expedition and on the night
of June 24, 1928, set out in a Fok-
ker machine to seek the survivors
of the Italia disaster. He managed
to land his machine, an exception-
ally difficult task under the wind
and ice conditions prevailing, took
the Italian commander on board
and returned to his base safely.
Religious Issue Blamed
I For Defeat of Robinson
(PV Associated Press)
, WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.-Injec-
tion of the religious issue into the
last Kentucky campaign was blamed
e today for the defeat of Former Sen-
ator Robison and at least one rep-
f resentative.
y Gordon Huff, a Louisville news-
paperman, told the Senate cam-

paign funds committee thousands
-'of copies of a special edition of the
Y Fellowship Forum, a Ku Klux Klar

post, declined today to comment t

Associated Press Photo

Archbishop of Canterbury,
Who has been suffering from
neuralgia aggrevated by overwork,
has been ordered by his physicians,
to take an extended rest of at least
three months duration. His con-
dition is not critical however.
Jessie Bonstelle, Director, of
Detroit Theatre, Writes
for This Issue.
Jessie Bonstelle, the founder and
director of the Detroit Civic thea-
tre, writes on "Experimentation in
the Theatre," in the January num-
ber of the Inlander which will ap-
pear on the campus today, Edwin
Glavin, '32, managing editor of the
magazine, said yesterday. Copies
may be obtained at the table in
Angell hall or at any of the book
The issue features, especially, the
theatre and some of its applica-
tions. In addition to Miss Bonstelle's
article, there are a number of re-
views of recent plays, both on
Broadway and on the campus.
Two student-written plays are in-
clnded. "Setebos Laughs," by Har-
old A. Courlander, '31, former man-
aging editor of the Inlander, is one
of them. The other is "Judgement
Day," by Helen H. Fortune, '31.
The cover for the number is iden-
tical with the one on the last issue
of the magazine except that it is
printed in brown tints instead of
grey. It is by John Wesley, a stud-
ent at the Detroit Institute of Ap-
plied Arts, who has distinguished
himself in several art contests in
Victor Rabinowitz, '31, writes a
review of the New York theatrical
season for the issue. He includes
some of the plays that have been
widely acclaimed this year.
Two of the recent anthologies of
1 plays are also reviewed for the
January number. The two books
are, "Best Plays in 1929," edited by
Burns Mantel, and the third series
of Dickinson's "Chief Contempor-
ary Dramatists."

Mind Readers Wrong
About King Alfonso
URv Associated Press)
MADRID, Jan. 27.-Two ma-
gicians in a circus, whose mind-
reading misled them into an-
nouncing that King Alfonso and
Maj. Ramon Franco were.in the
audience will give no more per-
formances here.
Their statements, which caused
considerable pandemonium at
the circus, resulted in their ar-
rest. They were fined 1,000 pese-
tas (about $100) and the act was
The mind readers were the
Marvell brothers of Argentina.
They offered to "guess" the
names of any persons in the au-
dience. When one man asked his
name, one of the magicians,
blindfolded, wrote on the black-
board "Ramon Franco."
A few moments later, in an-
swer to a similar query, he wrote
"Alfonso Rex."
Providence Bulletin Says Army
Attempted to Recruit
Grid Star.
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Jan. 27.-A charge
that the military academy at West
Point had attempted to "recruit"
Kenneth Goff, star fullback on. the
Rhode Island State football team,
was made in a copyrighted story
in the Providence (R. I.) Bulletin
today and promptly denied by West
Point officials.
The Bulletin said it possessed
correspondence tending to show an
attempt to get Goff to seek admis-
sion to the academy and that W. T.
Wrightson, of New York, ascribed
as a member of the "Army Athletic
Association," had tried to secure
Goff's appointment for examina-
tion in a Massachusetts district in
which Goff did not live.
Wrightson was quoted as saying
he took the action at the request of
Paul, Carroll, "manager-elect" of



Policemen Reply to Call
Burglar Alarm; Proves
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)n the newest storm to arise in his
path. Later officers at Quantico
said the general was "absent from
the post" and could not be reach-
ed by telephone.
The formal protest came from
Ambassador de Martino of Italy
on the grounds that the remarks
Butler is said to have made were
derogatory to Premier Mussolini.
The ambassador in a formal state-
ment described them today as "un-
true and slanderous."
Italian's Protest.
The Italian ambassador protested
to the state department after he
had been informed that General
Butler had quoted Premier Musso-
lini as saying "What is one life In
the affairs of a state," after the
premier's automobile had struck a
The department assured the am-
bassador the affair would be ins-
vestigated and later Secretary
Stimson discussed it with Secretary
Adams whose department has
charge of the marine corps.
Pending a reply by Butler to a
question by the navy department
as to whether he had made the re-
marks complained of, naval, marine
corps and state department officials
declined to comment.
'There wer6 no indications of the
nature of redress which the Italian
government would consider ade-
quate if it was found that:Butler
had made the statements.
Custom Explained.
The general custom, however, is
for the offending government to
formally apologize, giving details of
the action which has been taken
against the person who caused the
Should it be found that Butler in
his speech made substantially the
same remarks as was charged, at
least a severe reprimand would
probably be meted out by one of
three persons. The reprimand
would be given by either Major
General Ben H. Fuller, command-
ant of the marine corps, Secretary
Adams or President Hoover as com-

Miss Mildred Bruce Crashes
Baltimore Near End of
Trip Around World.



(By Associated Press)

(See Picture on Page 8)
BALTIMORE, J a n. 27.-Slightly
injured late today when her plane
overturned here as she neared the
end of a trip around the world,
Mrs. Mildred Bruce, British flier,
decided to forego a reception at
the British embassy at Washing-
ton tonight.
She escaped with a bruise over
the left eye and a cut on her right
hand, but was badly shaken, and
said she would remain at a hotel
here overnight, while repairs were
made on the plane. The propellor
was broken and one wing bent.
The accident occured in view of
a large group of spectators at the
Glen L. Martin airport as the
plane's wheels sunk in mud off the
packed runway. She said she felt
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the Army's football team for 1931. to ne a istae.
Major Philip Flemning, graduate
manager of athletics at the acade- (By Associated Press)
my, when told of the charge, point- CHICAGO, Jan. 27.-The Chicago
ed out that Wrightson had no offi- police are willing to take a little
cial connection with the academy joke, especially when they say it
organization, and said no official proves their claim to efficiency.
at West Point had or would take Fifty of them, responding to a
any action to recruit a college foot- burglar a1ar m, arrived quickly
ball player. Monday night at a mansion on
As the facts are understood at Lake Shore drive, where Vincent
West Point, Goff himself wrote to a Bendix was entertaining a group
cadet at the academy concerning of visiting automobile magnates.
entrance. This cadet, presumably "Only a mistake, gentlemen, only
that Paul Carroll referred to in the a mistake," said Mr. Bendix as he
Bulletin story, who is an underclass I greeted the officers at the door, and
assistant and not football manager, invited them in to have a cup of
took the letter to Major Ralph coffee. He added that a telephone
Sasse, cadet football coach. The repair man must have tripped on
cadet was told that nothing could the wires of the alarm system by
be done to help Goff or anyone else mistake.
to gain entrance to the academy. "Tell them the truth," said one
of the guests. "You see, one of the
Varsity Debater Heads men from New York expressed
doubts that we had a police de-
Adelphi Next Semesterjpartment. The burglar alarm, the
arrival of the police almost in-
The Adelphi house of representa- stantly, and their acceptance of a
tives elected Victor Rabinowitz, '31,1joke proved that we have a good

to the position of speaker for the i
second semester, last night at its
regular meeting, Rabinowitz is
prominent in campus activities, is
a member of the Varsity debating
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