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Five men were named by President Hoover to form his committee
of vindication against charges made by William H. Gardiner, head of
the Navy League. They'are Ernest Lee Jahncke (upper left), assistant
secretary of the navy, Eliot Wadsworth (upper right), of Boston; Ad-
miral Hugh Rodman (center), retired; William k. Castle( lower left),
under secretary of state,. and John Hays Hammond (lower right), of
Washington. Wadsworth and Hammond are members of the Navy

Sta te Bulle Itins
tRy Aisocitrd Press) 1
November 5, 1931
CADILLAC-A. L. Burridge, divi-
sion engiieer for the state high-
way department, has announced
that 3,075 men are employed on
highway projects in the 25 counties
comprising the northern portion of
the lower peninsula.
PA R M A-The car of Earl C.
Michener, of Adrian, representative
in Congress, struck and killed Rob-
et Moe, 8, on U. S.-12 highway
near here late today. Rep. Michen-
er said the boy apparently became
confused and ran in front of his
car. An inquest has been ordered
for Friday..
DETROIT -.Sheriff Henry Beh-
rendt was recovering today from
injuries Wednesday When his car
was involved in a collision. At first
it was feared he had a brain con-
GRAND RAPIDS-The price of
milk was reduced by several large
distributors today from 10 cents a
quart to 9 cents, with a special
price of 8 cents on purchases of
three quarts or more.
LANSING - The public utilities
commission held a hearing today
on the petition of the Railway Ex-
press Agency for permission to
operate a motor transport service
between Ludington, Muskegon, Port

Roaming through the ruins of a CAMDEN, N. J., Nov. 5.-()-
civilization, dead for fifteen hun- Crashing .to earth on a golf course
dred years! as it attempted to land at a nearby
That was the experiences describ- airport, a Washington bound pa
ed by Dr. Sylvanus C. Morley, the irpa bstonto as
director of the Chichen Itza project senger plane burst into flames,
and associate of the Carnegie Insti- killing five persons. The plane left
tute of Washington in a lecture Newark at 5:48 . m.
yesterday afternoon at the Natural Those killed, all burned beyond
Science auditorium. Dr. Morley recognition, were Floyd Cox, Wash-
spoke under the jointauspices of ington pilot; Elmer Smith, 58, lab-
the history and geography depart- oratory director, Washington; Ver-
mehitst-non Lucas, Washington; George B.
Dr. Morley carried his audience Taylor, of the Washington Herald,
back with him to the land of the and Francis R. Ehle, Riverton,14
ancient Mayas by means of an elo- J. president of the International
quent description of his .explora- Resistence Co., of Philadelphia.
tions aided by motion and slide The plane, a high-speed Lock-:
pictures. A capacity crowd attend- head-Vega monoplane, owned by
ed the lecture. the New York-Philadelphia-Wash-
"The importance of the Mayan ington Airways Corp., apparently
civilization lay," Dr. Morley aid, "in was gliding to a safe landing when
its complete isolation. The Mayans it suddenly nosed to the ground on
migrated at an early period to the the Cooper Creek golf course.
Yucatan peninsula. Separated from
the rest.of the world by the ocean Freshman Elections
on three sides and an impenetrableBeN vl
wilderness on the fourth they re to Be Held Nov. 2
tained a purity of blood greater
than that of any other race. But Elections for the freshman class
later they were poioned by their wil be held on Nov. 12, in spite of
own unmixed blood and this led to the fact that there have been many
their final disintegration." rumors that this date would be:
Any first year student, wishing
THE WEATHER to run for an office should present
Lower Michigan: Fair Friday, a list of fifty names of freshmen
continued cool; Cloudy Saturday, endorsing him, to Edward J. Mc-
possibly rain north portions; War- Cormick, '32, president of the Stu-
mer Saturday. dent Council.
Prof. Pollock Sees Bi-Partisan 1 American parliamentary practice is
Legislation as Result of in contrast to that of the British
Close Party Lines. and the German where party disci-
pline is nearly perfect.
"It is idle therefore, to attempt

Floor Leadership, Chairmanships
Sought by Northern And
Southern Leaders.
Differences to Be Settled by
Democratic Caucus
on Dec. 15.
WASHINGTON, N o v. 5.-(IP)-
House Democrats today began a
brisk skirmish for the spoils of vic-
tnry, confident of a satisfactory di-
vision before engaging in the con-
Lest over organization.
The prize of floor leadership and
a number of chairmenships of im-
portant committees is sought by
both northern and southern mem-
bers. The southern states have
ranking Democrats on 29 of the 46
ccmmittees, and with the entire
membershdp behind Rep. John N.
Garner, of Texas, will take the
speakership, if the party is success-
ful in the voting on organization.
Northern groups are supporting
Rep. O'Conner, of New York, Ayres,
of Kansas, and Rainey, of Illinois,
for the floor leadership. The names
of Rep. Byrns, of Tennessee, Grist,
of Georgia, M. C. Duffie, of Ala-
bama, and Rankin, of Mi'sissippi,
have been endorsed by southern
Harmony Will Prevail.
Assurances that harmony w ill
prevail were made by several mem-
bers today. The present differen-
ces are to be composed at a Demo-
cratic caucus Dec. 5.
Rep. Ayres said "Since the lead-
ership is going south, the leader-
ship should go either north or
west." He e x p r e s s e d confidence
that the Democrats would present
a united front to the Republicans
in the organization battle and
would win.
Governor of Kentucky Sends
Troops to Coal Fields as
Dreiser Starts Probe.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Nov. 5.-(P)-
A detachment of state troops was
ordered to Harlan county today
while a committee of writers led
by Theodore Dreiser, novelist, as-
sembled at. Pineville to organize
before invading the coal fields to
investigate what Dreiser calls a
"reign of terror." Pineville is in
Bell county, adjoining Harlan.
Gov. Flem D. Sampson ordered
out the National Guardsmen Wed-
nesday night saying he was doing
so "in order that there may be no
doubt as to the safety of these visi-
tors." Dreiser ha d telegra hed
the governor saying he would old
the chief executive responsible for
any harm that might come to
members of his committee.
The troops, the governor said,
would maintain the "status quo"
while the writers are investigating
reports of terrorism and suppres-
sion of free speech. Dreiser's com-
mittee plans to enter Harlan coun-
ty Thursday and conduct a meet-
ing of the National Miners' union
to test the right of free speech.
This is the second time this

year troops have been sent into
the Harlan mine area. Five months
ago, after several men had been
shot to death in labor-disorders
there, approximately 400 National
Guardsmen patrolled the area for
several weeks before being with-
MINNEAPOLIS, N o v . 5.-()-
University of 'Minnesota officials
today said Clarence Munn, football
captain, h a d received a letter
threatening to "get" him but that
they planned no investigation.
Munn was one of three Minne-
sota gridders who received letters
mailed from Madison, Wis., offer-
ing $1,500 each if t h e y would

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5.--(/P)-In the face of President Hoo
er's word that falsehood had been uttered, the executive commit
of the Navy League today supported William Howard Gardiner,
his declaration that the chief executive was injuring the navy at
the country's defense.
With but one dissenting vote, the group, containing some ou
standing figures in American life, issued a declaration of faith in th
president of the league and support of the position he had taken.
Henry Breckenridge of New York, former assistant secretar
of war, dissented ,asserting he could not condone the'"unseemly at

By E. Jerome Pettit
From present reports it would
appear that the Democrats will be
able to elect a Speaker and organ-
ize the next House of Congress, but
their control will rest upon such
a narrow majority that it will be
quite as much a liability as it is an
asset, Prof. James K. Pollock of the
political science department stated
"Of course no one can wisely say
what will happen when Congress
meets," Professor Pollock said, "but
since the overthrow of Speaker
Cannon it has been difficult, if not
impossible, to fix responsibility for
the legislation of the House of Rep-

to predict what will happen in this
or in any other Congress. It is true
that the Democratic whip cracked
very effectively during the sin
years of the Wilson administration
but that experience is not likely to
be repeated in the next Congress.
"The control of the Senate as
well as that of the House is also
uncertain, so that the opponents
of strong party rule will have an
opportunity of seeing worked out
in practice their theory of inde-
pendent voting.
"The efforts of the elections upon
the Hoover administration w ill
probably not be so important. The
President's difficulties will scarce-


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