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VOL. XLII. No. 14 EIGHT PAGES ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1931 TUESDA

IY, OCTOBER 13, 1935

BROWN ANNOUNCES
DATE OF CONTEST
INCURRENTEVENTS
New York Times to Give Annual
Tests; Three Prizes
Awarded.
20 SCHOOLS TO ENTER
Former Winners Ineligible to
Compete; Limited to
Undergraduates.
The annual New York Times
Current Events contest will be held
either March 1 or 2, Prof. Everett!
Brown, of the political science de-
partment, chairman of the com-
mittee in charge of the contest,
stated yesterday.
"The New York Times contest is
held each year in the belief that a
wider understanding of public af-
fairs is one of the essential parts
of a college education," said Pro-
fessor Brown. "With the coming
presidential election, international
complications, and economic mal-
adjustments, there should be a
great interest in public affairs on
the part of college students."
Covers News, Politics.
"It must be remembered, how-
ever," Professor Brown continued,
"that the contest doesn't cover po-
litical events only, but news gener-
ally, including developments in art,
science, explorations - everything
regtded as important news."
As before, three cash prizes will
be awarded winners of the contest
in the University, a first prize ofl
$150, second prize of $75 for fresh-
men and sophomores only, and a
third prize of $25. The winning
paper will be sent to New York for
competition in the intercollegiate
contest, where the best entry i
awarded a $500 prize.
The contest consists of two partsr
the first being composed of names,1
events and places, 'which the stu-
dent is to identify in a few wordsY
The . second parb consists of com:n-
ments, not less than 250 words long.
on five out of fifteen subjects list-
ed. A list of last year's questions is
posted on the bulletin of the politi-
cal science department, w h e r e
those interested may see what type
of material is used in the examin-
ations.
Contest Began in 1926.
Twenty colleges and universities
give the "eaminations each year.
The University has participated in
all contests, beginning in 1926. The
contest covers the news f r o m
March 4, 1931 until March 1 or 2,t
1932.
It is open only to those who
have not completed four years of}
college work. Students who have
won a first prize are not eligible te
compete again. Roland Goodman,
'32, was the winner of the last con-
test; Jacob Kellmar '33, won sec-r
ond prize; and Jose L. Lopez, 31-
took third place.
Students interested in the con-t
nest who wish further information
Concerning the eent, may con-
sult with Professor Brown at hisk
office in Angell hall.-
State Bulletinst
(Ry Assocatd Press)
October 12, 1931
L A N S I N G-State agricultural
statiticians reported to ay that
farm crops in Michigan are above
the average in quantity, despite the

dry season, and that prices fa t
farm products constitute the most
discouraging factor.-
SAGINAW-Issuance of bonds by;
the city of Saginaw for relief o1
unemployed was approved by the
state attorney general's office. The,
proposed bonds will mature in
three years.
KALAMAZOO-Police investigat-
ing the fatal shooting of L. V.
White in an inner room of his of-
fice here Sunday night said today
his death still was a mystery. White
was shot by his own gun, but a set,
of burglars' tools was found in the
room.
PORT HURON-Members of the
St. Clair county board of supervi-
sors voted today to reduce their
salaries from $7 to $5 a day. A
petition asking that such a reduc-
tion be made had been signed by a

'Kate' Keller, in Court, Faces State's
Attempt to Break Down Her Character

ATTY. W. D. GROMMON

RAIL RELIEF PLN'
NEARSCOMPLETION
Hoover's Proposal to Buoy Bond
Value to Be Announced
Within Few Days.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12.-(IP)-
President Hoover's plan to buoy the
value of railroad bonds is nearing
completion. Some officials expect
an announcement within a few
days.
Word came today from the Ad-
ministration quarters t h a t Mr.
Hoover has a number of other
plans under consideration to inject
new-life into the sluggish veins of
industry. One wa' skid to involve
the general mortgage situation.
The President has been at work
on a proposal to strengthen the,
finances of the railroads and help
hundreds of small savings banks
since his project was launched for
improving credit conditions by the
establishment of a $500,000,000 pri-
vate corporation. Whatever is fi-
nally decided upon, it is likely Con-
gressional action will be required.
A railroad revolving fund from
which loans would be made to the
carriers - is one of the proposals
under consideration.
Both savings banks and insur-
ance companies owning rail bonds
have been affected by the decline
in railway earnings. Unless condi-
tions improve materialy the bonds
may be removed from the list of
securities which state laws make
aligible for savings bank and insur-
ance company investments.
Some improvement, however, al-
ready has been obtained through
State Banking Departments en-
abling the banks to retain the
bonds and write off losses over a
period of time.
The relief proposal was said in
Administration circles to depend to
some extent on the Interstate Com-
merce Commission decision on the
application for a 15 per cent in-
┬░rease in freight rates. A decision
is expected at any time.
Ruthven to Be Given
Honorary LID. Degree
President Alexander G. Ruthven
will attend the inauguration cere-
monies which are to be held on
Oct. 24 at Morningdale College,
Sioux City, Ia., where he will re-
ceive the honorary degree of Doc-
tor of Laws. He was awarded this
degree two years ago but will re-
ceive it next week when Robert E.
O'Brian is inducted into office as
president of the college.
President Ruthven represented
the University last night at the in-
auguration of Wynand Wichers,
new president of Hope College, at
Howell, Mich.
Varsity Band Will Go
to Princeton Contest
Michigan's Varsity band will at-
tend the Princeton-Michigan game
on Oct. 31, at Princeton, N. J., Her-
bert G. Watkins, assistant secre-
tary of the University and faculty
adviser of the band

----etrohli imes Phloto.
KATHERINE KELLER ATTY KENNETH HUGGETT
witnesses Testify to Intimate Relationships
of Defendant With Smith.
Katherine Keller, sweetheart of Fred Smith, convicted torch killer,
heard state's witnesses attack her character and tell of her intimacy
with Smith as she sat yesterday in the third day of her trial as accessory
after the fact in the Ypsilanti murders.
That her relations with Smith were of an intimate nature was
brought to light by Madden Duty, a neighbor of the Keller family in
Hillsdale township, who testified that he had spent the night in the
Curtiss home in Ypsilanti, in company with Smith, Miss Keller, and

Katherine's sister Eunice, "more
than once."
Duty told the jury that he had
frequently heard Miss Keller say,
"Freddie and I are going to get
married," but declared that she wasI
probably only "kidding."
Students Testify.
Another shot aimed indirectly at1
Miss Keller's character by the state
came from two students at Michi-i
gan State Normal college, in Ypsi- i
lanti, who declared that after her
first arrest and subsequent release,
Thursday, Aug. 13, she had been
aroused by a deputy sheriff who
questioned her.
They told the jury that she had,
spoken of the deputy in language
"extremely profane" and had said,
"If he doesn't leave me alone I'll
bust him with a beer bottle. I think
I'd better leave town until this3
blows over."
The state's attempt to prove that
OFFICERS TO SEEK
COUNTERFEIT RINGI
Government Men to Investigate
Printing of Fake
Tickets.
Federal officers are expected to
arrive in Ann Arbor today to open
an investigation into the workings
of the master counterfeiter who is
believed to head the ring that soldj
numerous football tickets to spec-
tators at the Michigan-Chicago
game Saturday,
Officials believe the gang has
been working for some time, and
that its operations have reached
into numerous s p o r tin g events
through Michigan.
Numerous reports were received
yesterday afternoon from all sec-
tions of the state, saying that hun-
dreds of spurious tickets have been
passed off at various sport esvents.
Government officials are inter-
ested in the graft, it was said yes-
terday, because they believe any
person who would make football
tickets so nearly perfect could turn
out bank notes with equal skill.
The attempt to pass off counter-
feit tickets was revealed Saturday
when a gateman discovered that
a ticket when torn in two, was not
made with the same stock as the
regulation tickets. Eleven Detroit
youths are being held in jail here
pending a hearing for obtaining
money under false pretenses.
Bulletin
EBBETS FIELD, Brooklyn,
O c t. 12.-(.P)--Jack Sharkey,
Boston heavyweight contender,

Miss Keller had tried to destroy
evidence of the crimes gained
momentum yesterday when Andrew
Chaffion, farm hand on the Smith
farm, stated that he had driven
Smith and Miss Keller to the Wig-
get home in Ypsilanti, where she
was employed, the night after the
murders, and that she had gone
into the house and returned with
a package which she handed to
Smith with the remark, "I've wash-
ed your shirt."
Smith's Brother on Stand.
Smith's 16-year old brother Sam-
uel testified that he knew Miss Kel-
ler possessed a revolver, and that
they had used the weapon in target
practice during the summer of 1930.
He denied that he had seen the
pistol since that time.
A party in the Curtiss home the
night after the murders were dis-
covered was revealed by Helen
Crippen Twist, who stated that she
had seen Smith and Miss Keller to-
gether there, but denied that she
had heard them mention the crime.
Subpoenas were issued for addi-
tional witnesses yesterday. Louis
Chamberlain and George Fram,
members of the Wayne county sher-
iff's department, are to be called
into court as defense witnesses, it
was announced.
Faculty Men Urged
to Order Daily Now
All members of the faculty
who have not subscribed to the
Daily are urged to do so during
the current week in order to get
full benefit of the subscription.
Faculty men with the rank of
an instructor or above are en-
titled to a free paper. Subscrip-
tions are to be turned in to the
Secretary's office in University
Hall.

SEEK JURY PROBE
OF $450000 BOND
SWINDLE__CHARGES
Petition Says Four Detroit,
Windsor Firms Defrauded
Washtenaw Citizens.
STOCKS WATERED, CLAIM
Sample Asked for Investigation
of Statements; Criminal
Action May Result.
Charges that $450,000 was obtain-
ed from 200 citizens of Washtenaw
county by the sale of spurious
bonds issued by four Detroit and
Windsor companies h e a d e d by
Howard C. Wade, city treasurer of
Detroit during the Bowels adminis-
tration, are contained in an infor-
mal petition filed yesterday with
Judge George W. Sample for inves-
tigation by his one-man grand
jury, it was revealed by representa-
tives of the victims.
Two in Receiver's Hands.
Two of the firms are now in the
hands of receivers, it was said.
The companies involved are the
Mortgage Guaranty Co., United
States Bond and Mortgage Co., and
the United States Trust Co., all of
Detroit, and the United Bond Co.,
of Windsor.
In the petition it is stated that
$500,000 in -watered stocl of the
United States Bond Mortgage Co.
was given as security for the $450,-
000 bond issue.
Byron Hunt,of Manchester, sign-
ed the statement, making it public
before presenting it to the judge.
Reguests Action if True.
The petition asks that Judge
Sample investigate, andarequest
criminal action if the claims are
found to be true.. It was under-
stood the judge would look into the
matter immediately.
The securities were approved by
the State Securities commission, it
was said.
COLLEGE STUDENTS
SCORN BAD DICTION
Columbia Professors Criticized
for Improper Usages
of English.
(SPecial to The Daily)
NEW YORK, Oct. 12.-Students
at Columbia university have taken
a stand against English professors
who are continually making fun of
student publications, and h a v e
published a list of full professors
who are "murdering" the king's
English.
The agitation, which has been
brewing for some time, did not be-
come a matter of public record un-
til the Spectator, student publica-
tion, suddenly published an article
directed a g a i n s t the infinitive-
splitting professors.
Horrified students gasped when
a "black list" of 26 prominent met-
aphor-mixers was printed.
The editors complair that the
professors say "don't" for "doesn't"
at least a dozen times in one lec-
ture, that they end sentences with
horrible prepositions, and that they
hang participles with all the aban-
don of a buccaneer on the Spanish
Main.
Numerous letters are showering
into the publication office.

Do Students Drink?
No, Claims Newkirk
Ann Arbor is lily white-or, at
least, Mayor H. W i r t Newkirk
thinks it is.
"In the years since prohibition
I have seen only one drunken stu-
dent on the streets of Ann Arbor,"
the mayor said last night. "Ann
Arbor is as quiet following football
games as on Sundays. When I was
in school it was a perfect riot after
the big games."
Newkirk's statements were made
following a speech before the Stu-
dent Christian association in which
he defended the younger genera-
tion and attacked opposition to the
18th amendment.
"Less than $100,000 is spent an-'
nually on liquor in the city, while
50 years ago the annual liquor bill
here was approximately $600,000."
In conclusion, Mayor Newkirk
attacked the much-praised Cana-
dian system and likened the 'Cana-
dian "beer parlors" to the old-timet
American saloon. Referring to his
scrap book of newspa r clippings,
he cited cases of open drinking by
young girls in the Canadian "beer
parlors," heavy week-end arrests
for drunkenness in Windsor, andt
the great increase in liquor expen-
ditures by workingmen under gov-
ernment control
Mayor Newkirk warned the stu-t
dents never to disgrace those whoI
had sacrificed themselves to sendt
them here by indulging in liquor.
"Most liquor drinking begins in ans
attempt to show off and then con-
tinues through the enslaving al-
cholic effects."s
CAUCUSES TO OPEN;(
POLITICALBTTLEt
Two Campus Machines to Starti
Organizing Members for
Fall Elections.
By Barton Kane.
Campus political groups will start
swinging their adherents into linej
this week when Washtenav and
State Street seniors hold their first
caucuses.
State Street representatives willl
meet at 7:30 o'clock tonight at the1
Theta ' Delta Chi house to begin
formal plans for a short campaign,
the elections being scheduled for '
Monday of next week. Fred Crum- i
packer, who was chairman last1
year, has not returned to school,!
and Jim North will probably call
the meeting to order. It is expect-
ed that he will be elected perman-
ent chairman for the remainder of
the year.
The Washtenaw faction, follow-
ing Democratic tactics, will wait
until Thursday night for its cau-
cus. Howard Gould has already
been elected chairman, and will
preside. The time and place of the
gathering have not yet been an-
nounced.
Three elections in the class of
'32, as well as the recent student
council appointments, have elimi-
nated many men who might have'
aspired to the senior class presi-
dency. However, there are still at
least three men on each party who
have their boosters and will prob-
ably attempt to win the nomina-
tions. On the State Street side
there are Charles Kline, member
of last year's executive committee,
Wallace Miller, who was slated to
run on the. J-Hop committee, and
Edward Frey, last year's J-Hop
chairman nominee.
lIvid Nichol, Ralph Hardy,
sophomore class president, and
John Denler, senior student council

member, are slated to fight it out
for the Washtenaw nomination.
Anderson to Address.
University Press Club
Sherwood Anderson, nationally
known novelist, has accepted an
invitation to speak at the three-
day meeting at University Press
Club to be held here Nov. 19, 20
and 21.
Mr. Anderson has done consider-
able research in the newspaper
field. At present he owns two small
newspapers. His talk will deal with
country journalism as a career, and
is to be given at the Friday eve-
ning banquet, Nov. 20.
NOTICE
The Judiciary committee of
the Inter-fraternity council will

CHINESE LEADER
THREATENS WARrN
LEAGUE WILL ACT
Chiang Seeks to Force
Just Settlenment
by Pressure.
U.S MARKS TIME'
Awaits Action on Part
of Geneva Before
Intervening.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
A threat of war was made by
the President of Chita Monday
on the eve of consideration by
the League of Nations council
in Geneva today of the Man-
churian controversy between
Japan and China. An unofficial
conference of Chinese and Jap-
anese in Tokio was also con-
sidering the situation.
President Chiang Kai-Shek has
threatened war against Japan un-
less the league obtained a "just set-.
tlement" for China. The Chinese
president charged Japanese troops
were occupying Manchuria without
justification.
Chang's statement was not taken
seriously in Japan where a foreign
office spokesman said it was merely
an effort to force the league and
United States to intervene in Man-
churia.
Must Settle Own Dispute.
The foreign office spokesman said
that the matter was one for Japan
and China to settle and that China
must protect Japanese residents in
Manchuria before soldiers would be
withdrawn. Japanese and Chinese
officials, meeting informally in
Tokio, to consider terms of a settle-
ment did not comment on the war
threats.
In Washington it was understood
in official quarters that the Amer-
ican government -was awaiting
action by the league before taking
any new steps to end hostilities.
No reports of further fighting in
Manchuria were received during the
last 24 hours.
WASHINGTON, O c t. 12.- (M-
With Japan and China showing a
disposition to substitute words for
bullets in their Manchurian dispute,
the American Government tonight
looked forward hopefully to an
early and peaceable settlement.
A report late in the day from
Tokio that Chinese and Japanese
officials had undertaken to arrange
for settlement of their difficulties
by direct negotiation was seen as
the most hopeful sign since the
trouble began.
Portent to Decide League
The development cameo just as
the neutral nations of the/lworld
were preparing to play their trump
card to prevent war-concerted ac-
tion un der the Kellogg-Briand
pact.. A momentous test of the effi-
cacy of the pact in the hands of
the League of Nations had been
expected at a special session of the
League's Council tomorrow.
COUCILTOFIGHT
FOR LOWER RATES
M'Cormick to Represent Student
Council at Hearing

Tonight.
The Student council, represented
by President Edward J. McCor-
mick, will present the case of the
student body. in the fight for low-
er taxicab rates and elimination of
"free-lance" cabs before- the Ann
Arbor council at the open hearing
tonight on the proposed amend-
ment to the city cab ordinance.
The hearing, originally announc-
ed for last night, was postponed
at the request of Ald. Benjamin
Graf, acting head of the ordinance
committee. It is understood stu-
dents will attempt to get lower
maximum rates, without necessi-
tating the use of expensive meters.
If students anid cab operators,
who also will be represented at the
hearing, agree on the changes to
be made, the amendment probably
will be passed next Monday, Oct.
19, and will go into effect Thurs-
day, Oct. 29.

Ah Ouil Tlees Ann Arbor Water,
Says F ifi, Eet Ees Very Terrible

HH! Oui! Oui! 'zere she was!'
Zee grande Fifi! Not a peec-I
ture but in zee flesh, and
typing away on a small portable
to the tunes of a dreamy tango Vic-
trola record as I walked timidly
into her dressing room backstage
at the Michigan Sunday night.
Attired in flaming orange loung-
ing pajamas, she greeted me apolo-
getically as s h -
stopped typing and, .
t ur n ed off thrt
phonograph. "1'
was once a steno-.
g r ap her, y ou
know? Yes, yes-
and not from Par-
is, non, non!" she
nulip.MlU v xn1a inpr <><;

would be 'Let's Get Ze H--Out of
Paris,'" she laughed.
This was a swell intcf'iew, I soon
realized, for the vivacious Madam-
oiselle D'Orsay talked continually
faster and I had merely to sit back
and enjoy her charming antics for
half an hour. She got up repeated-
ly, paced across the floor enacting
scenes from her pictures, imitated
Will Rogers on and off the set "ah,
he ees nice," slapped her thighs
and wrinkled her nose with laugh-
ter at the recollection of Will's
practical jokes, beamed and tossed
her dark locks around at the
thought of her fiance (Terrence
Ray) and the fun they had mak-
ing "Young As You Feel" ("zat waz
grand!").

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