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LII. No. 5



Weather; Partly Cloudy, Showers








litorial Asserts City
Owes Students Fair
Transport Price.
.embers Believe Rate
Should Be Uniform
for Everyone.
['he Daily's figh to obtain a
ndard or meter taxicab rate in
.n Arbor gained additional mo-
ntum yesterday.
n an editorial in the Ann Arbor
ily News, the issue was hailed,
"particularly important be-
ise of the fact that the student
y is not permitted to drive
omnobles and must depend
on commercial vehicles."
The editorial was prompted byj
publication in The Daily of
)rbitant charges made by some1
npanies and "free lances.",
If such conditions exist," the
torial said, "something is wrong
,h the taxicab service in Ann
bor. We believe some companies
d some 'free lances' are trying to
y fair with the students, and
leavoring to make a reasonable
ifit, but the municipal govern-
nt should seek to determine the
ntity of those engaged in goug-
and take whatever preventive
ps are necessary.
City Responsible.
Ann Arbor's citizens owe it toi
University to -make transporta-
n available at reasonable prices,"
e editorial said. "Accommoda-
ns for the students are a matter
interest to the city. Students
ye police and fire protection, and
ey must be protected likewisei
ainst exploitation by profiteers."
At the same time, prominent
Pnspeople and members of coun-1
joined in endorsing The Daily's
,nd. Several members of council,
in asked to give their opinion in
e matter, said they favored a
tndard rate.
3enjamin Graf, member of coun-
favors standard. charges. "The
idents are the ones who patronize
e taxicabs most, and it is they
tom we will try to please."
'I am in favor of a standard
e," Frank Harris, another coun-
member, said. When told of the
orbitant prices charged by some
rnpanies and particularly by the
'ideat" drivers, aris said he
kl thought ll companies 'were
arging the same rate.
Must Arouse People.
C. C. Freeman, another council
ember, and a1so chairman of the
dinance . committee, is of the
inion that "the attention of the
ople must be attracted to the
ue." He added, however, that
e matter was not one warranting
fcial action, but for public opin-
"As long as people will pay what-
er is asked," Freeman said, "noth-
g can be done about it."
It was said yesterday that within
week the council will meet to
nsider the situation and possibly
vise the present taxicab ordin-

Holds 13 Diamonds, Opponents Get
Spade Grand Slam; So 'Bill' Quits

He had thirteen diamonds, and
his opponents make a grand slam
in spades.
Such was the experience of "Bill"
Kelley, '38; at the Theta Delta Chi
house on Wednesday night.
The bridge game had been in
progress fi over an hour when
"Bill" picked up this remarkable
hand. So great was his surprise
that he blurted out, "I've got thir-
teen diamonds." And to show that
he wasn't bluffing, he laid his
cards on the table.
He naturally bid a grand slam
in diamonds. But his opponents,
Grafton Sharp, '34L, and Jay Pozz,

'34L, realizing that there was only
one chance to beat him, bid a
grand slam in spades. "Bill's" hand
automatically became of no use,
and the opponents had no difficul-
ty in finessing his partner, "Art"
Robinson, '33E, who held nothing;
higher than a jack.
It was bad enough to have the
bid taken away from him, but when
his opponents made a grand slam,
that was too much for "Bill." He
quit. He said that he had learned
his lesson, however, and from now
on, "Bill "will keep quiet when he
holds thirteen diamonds in his

A. F. of L. Will Take Definite
Steps Through Congress,
Green States.
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 1.-(YP)-
Definite steps to obtain the return
of beer throughCongressional ac-
tion will be taken by organized
labor, William Green, president of
the American Federation of Labor,
said here today.
The labor chief, on his way to
Vancouver, B. C., for the annual
convention of the federation next
week, said the organization will
"emphaticallyhreaffirm" its stand
for modification on the Volstead
Act to permit the sale of beer con-
taining 2.75 per cent .alcohol."
Repeal of the Eighteenth Amend-
ment, however, is not urged by the
federation, he stated.
The federation will go on record,
Green said, pgainst the wage cuts'
and for allocation of idle workers
to public and private jobs as "tem-
porary relief in an acute situation."
Expressing opinion there had
been a decided change in public
opinion on the prohibition question,
Green disclosed the federation is
"planning to call upon its friends
in Congress to support legislation to
bring about modification."
Bursley Announces Appointment
of New Advisors in
All Schools.

Newspaper Language
Praised by Professor
NEWARK, N. J., Oct. 1-( 1)-A
college professor had some good
words to say today about the "all
but impeccable" English appearing
nowadays in American newspapers.
"The English used at the present
time in the best newspapers," said
Dr. Allen Sinclair Will, head of the
department of journalism at Rut-
gers university, "is not inferior to
that which may be seen in current
literature finding acceptance from
a large body of readers. The Eng-
lish used in the good newspapers
of the leading cities is all but im-
peccable according to c u r r e n t
standards of literary expression in
the United States."
MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 1-(1P)-Twen-
ty-one young men whom. officers
identified as students at the Uni-
versity of Miami law school and a
professor of the institution Wed-
nesday night wound up a speak-
easy celebration .of f r a t e r n i t y
pledge night at the jail.
Deputy sheriffs tool them in a
raid of the establishment. They
were booked without charges and
released shortly a f t e r midnight
after questioning.
Jerome B. Cohn, who said he was
a member of the law school facul-
ty, confirmed statements of the
students they had assembled at the
speakeasy to pledge several mem-
bers of Phi Epsilon Pi'fraternity.
Officers seized 27 bottles of home
brew on ice and about 60 empty
beer bottles.

Kate Thought to Have Revealed
Her Part in Case; Recess
Scheduled Tomorrow.
Officials Will Leave for Prison
Tonight to Hear Story of
Negro Torch Killer.
Catherine Keller talked yesterday
to the grand jury investigating her
complicity in the torch murders,
and, as a result, sessions will be
held over another day, with officials
leaving tonight to interview David.
Blackstone at Marquette prison.
Kate is thought to have waived
her rights of immunity to testify,
regarding her part-in the killings,
but she could not refuse to answer
any other questions without putting
nerself in contempt of court. She
conferred with her lawyers recently,
giving rise to rumors she will dis-
"Newspaper publicity, which
made everyone in the county a
'detective,' was a material aid in
speedy solution of the torch kill-
ings last August," Judge George
W. Sample said to newspapermen
recently. He said that not enough
compliments had been given the
papers, remarkingethat though
they had praised the efficiency of
officials they failed to take any
credit to themselves.
close all she knows about the
crimes. Miss Keller will be called in
again today.
Other Witnesses.
Several other witnesses remain
to be called beftre a recess may be
taken to allow the trip north and
disposal of routine business. inci-
dent to the opening of the fall cir-
cuit term Monday.
Until Dr. John C. Bugher has
completed his investigation into the'
cause of Judge Darwin Z. Curtiss'
death, the jury probably will not
reconvene. Judge Curtiss was Kate's
uncle. He left her an estate of more
than $20,000, most of which she is,
believed to have dissipated. The
(Continued on Page 2)
U. of M. Men to Visit
North StateGathering

Derringer Fails
After Strong
Oct. 1. -(A.P.)- The Philadelphia
Athletics unlimbered their heavy
artillery on the enemy's home bat-
tleground today, fired two booming
salvos that crushed the youthful
Cardinal's sharpshooter, Paul Der-
ringer, and moved triumphantly
toward their goal of a third world
The final score was 6 to 2 as the
Athletics, in a characteristically
skilful exhibition, subdued St. Louis
in the opening skirmish of the big
series behind the somewhat erratic
left-hand pitching of the great
Robert Moses Grove.
A howling, hopeful crowd of 38,-
529 home-town customers came out
to cheer the Cardinals in their
fresh attempt to stop Connie Mack's
baseball steam roller. They saw the
great Grove hit freely, touched for
two runs in the very first inning,
only to steady down and pitch him-
self out of a flock of critical situ-
ations in holding the National
League champions scoreless for the
rest of the game.
The Redbirds outhit the world
champions, 12 to 11, but the big
guns of the A's were most destruc-
tive, and accomplished the downfall
of the youthful Derringer in deci-.
sive fashion. Four runs in wild
third inning, when Derringer lost
control, forced in the tying run and
then was blasted for a single by
Jimmy Foxx with the bases full,
decided the game.
As a parting salute, Al Simmons
drove a home run into the left
field bleachers in the seventh inn-
ing with Mickey Cochrane on base.
'After that wallop the fading Cardi-
nal hopes flickered out, Derringer
yielding to a pinch-hitter, and Syl-
vester Johnson held the A's hitless
in the last two innings. i
(Play by Play Account on Page 6)
More Than 400 Freshmen At
Annual Dinner in Union


Grove Is
A 'sHero
for First


William E. Borah,
Senator from Idaho who yester-
day announced that he would back
President Hoover's plan to reduce
naval expenditures for the coming
Chairman Hale of Senate Naval
Committee Prepares


WASHINGTON, 0 c t. 1-(P)-
Senator Borah today backed Presi-
lent Hoover's plan to slice naval
ependitures w h il e department
heads prepared to make it effec-
In the meantime, opposition to
the administration's policy was be-
ing organized by Chairman Hale
f the Senate naval committee and
Representative Britten, who head-
ed the last House naval committee.
Borah, who is chairman of the
foreign relations committee and a
power among the independent Re-
publicans of the west,' said the
president was "extremely modest
in his demand for reducing naval
"In my opinion," the senator
said, "he could have gone much
farther in the way of reducing
these expenditures and been wel
within reason and common sense.
Borah, who has suggested a five-
year naval holiday, said the presi.
dent's action might set an examplf
for other nations.

Schedule to Be Decider
When Team's Power
Is Indicated.
Plan Expected to E
Ties Among Elevens
During Season.
By Sheldon C. Fullerton
No further plans in relation t
the proposed post-season footba
game with some Western Confe
ence opponent will be drawn u
until later in the season, probabl
around the middle of Novembe
it was revealed yesterday by Atl
letic Director Fielding H. Yost.
The suspension of Big Te
rules to allow the playing of the
post-season clashes has been oi
dered by the Western C llegia1
Conference in order to raise fuc
for charity. It is the plan of tl
Conference to stage five ganes, 'ii
cluding all of the Big Ten school
not later than the Saturday to
lowing Thanksgiving, but the ac
ual pairing of teams cannot be ii
dertaken until the regular Confe16
ence season has virtually run I
It is in this manner oily that ti
Big Ten schools can be pair
against opponents that would '1
assured of drawing larfe atteT
ences at post season games. Shou
the parings be'made this early
the season, the final, rating of i
Conference teams may be suca
to preclude any possibilities of a
tracting large gates at the ext
Under this system, it is impo
sible to attach much weight to tI
telegram from Madison yesterd
proposing that Michiganplay
post season game with Wiscons
Should Michigan finish near't'
top of the Big Ten race and .Wi
consin end the year in fifth pga4
or ,should the final standinga
the two teams be reversed, a ga
between the two at the end of t
year could not be expected to dr
a record gate. On the other ha
if both of the teams battle on ee
terms, a game between them woi
be possible.
The final pairings of the gan
will be made by all the Conferer
c o a c h e s and athletic direct
when the season definitely sh
where each team is likely to fini
1 Teams will be matched then in ri
erence to their standings this s
son, traditional rivalries betwe
. the two schools, and any other f
e tors that may add in drawing
large crowd.
The fact that two teams n
0 have met during the regular s
- son will have little bearing on t
- pairings for the extra game. Tl
- raises the possibilities of two Mi
r igan-Ohio S t a t e, or Mchlg&
o Minnesota clashes this season
any of these teams finish the y
y with a winning percentagesf
d proximating that of the Wolv
s ines. The other two Michigan
- ponents, Indiana and Chicago,
not likely to finish the season w
a high enough percentage to ypi
rant pairing them against Mc
gan in'-the extra game.
r This plan will undoubtedly
away with a two way tie in
d Conference such as eisted
1 year between Northwestern
.e Michigan, as two teams that
r. tied at the end of this year will
e doubtedly be paired In the e
r Students to Attend
nt Religious Discussi

)- Delegations, composed of Uni
h sity of Michigan students, will
t sent from every Ann Arbor chu
. wliich numbers students among
it members to the Kirby Page Con
ence on Religion and Social Pi
ed lems, to be held at East Lan
,V ( rt 9Q$) n-A .O-


Formal announcement was made
yesterday of the appointment of
additional advisors in allmschools
and colleges of the University, made
necessary by the new Michigan
Two advisors were added to the
Literary college, Prof. Philip E.
Bursley, director of Orientation
Week and counselor to nuew stu-
dents, said. One advisor was assign-
ed to each of the remaining schools
and colleges.
The new advisors, eight in num-
ber, will act as assistants to the
dean in each school or college. For
the present, they will hold tentative
office hours.
In announcing the appointments,
Professor Bursley said that the
amount of time which advisors
would give to students is problem-
The advisors follow:
Literary college: Professors Lewis
G. Vander Velde and Russell C.
Engineering college: Prof. Arthur
D. Moore.
Architecture: Prof. George M. Mc-
School of Forestry: Prof. Shirley
W. Allen.
School of Music: Prof. David E.
Pharmacy college: Justin L. Pow-
Physical Education: Prof. Jackson
R. Sharman.


Last Year's Members List
Possibilities for Seven
New Positions.

President Alexander G. Ruthven
will attend a meeting of the Upper
Peninsula Educational association
today and Saturday at Sault Ste.
Marie. He will be accompanied by
Prof. Howard Y. McCluskey and
Prof. George Carrothers, of the
School of Education; Dr. T. Luther
Purdom, director of the University
bureau of appointments; Registrar
Ira Smith; and other faculty mem-
bers. All have places on the pro-


Members of the student council,
closeted for several hours last night
with the three ex-officio members
in the student offices of the Union,I
failed to make any definite choice
of men to fill the seven positions
left vacant because of failure to
hold an election last year.
The present council had last l
night picked a list of 52 seniors
and 50 juniors. From these will be
chosen two senior and seven junior
Members of the council stated,
that they could not make their fi-
nal selection yesterday, as was
promised on Wednesday, because it
would be necessary for them to see
which of the men they had chosen
were eligible and which of them
would be interested in holding the
They stated that the men on the
lists had not been chosen necessar-
ily on account of their prominence
on the campus, but rather on their
ability. Men that were busy with,
many activities were not picked,'
they said.

Former Assemblyman Testifies
at Inquiry into New
York Government.

State Bulletins
(By Associatfd Press)
October 1, 1931
er Theodore Friegel was charged
with manslaughter for killing Rich-
ard Frankline while quelling a dis-
turbance at a Loretto, Mich., sa-
loon Sunday, in a warrant issued
today by Prosecutor Paul Rahmm.
B O Y N E C I T Y-Farmers were
selling field run potatoes for 15
cen~ts a bushel on streets here t~o-
day, the lowest price on record.
Potatoes constitute a major farm
crop in this section.

NEW YORK, Oct. 1-(IP)-A high
Tammany official was accused to-,
day before the Hofstadter legisla-
tive committee of threatening a;
former assemblyman with the loss
of his political position if he con-
tinued to protest about the gamb-
ling in Tammany clubs.
The testimony of the former as-
semblyman, Frederick L. Hacken-
burg, was one of a series of out-
standing developments as the com-
mittee proceeded with its inquiry
into the municipal government.
Details were revealed of how the
late police commissioner Joseph A.
Warren resisted for hours the in-
sistent arguments of his closest
friend who wished him to change
the wording of his letter of resig-
nation after it had proved displeas-
ing to Mayor James J. Walker.

A charge to the class of 1935 to,
take advantage of the facilities oft
the University for self-government,
was delivered last night by Prof.
Thomas H. Reed, of the political
science department, to more than3
400 freshmen at their annual ban-
quet held in the ballroom of the
"It is individuals that have made
Michigan a bigger, better, and finer
University," Professor Reed said.
"Take advantage of the opportun-
ities offered here to better your-
In emphasizing the need of truth
and of working for an ideal for
self betterment, he complimented
Richard L. Tobin, '32, managing
editor of the Daily, for striving to
print facts.
Fielding H. Yost, director of ath-
letics, stressed the need of the
building of the body, mind,,and
character to be a successIin college
and in later life.
Harry Kipke, head coach of fgot--
ball,. asked the first year men to
support morally all Michigan teams
whether in victory or defeat. Sol
Hudson, '32Ed., captain of the foot-
ball team, did not speak at the
meeting because of slight injuries
received at practice.
Tobin gave a short talk to the
freshmen explaining the various

Hale, a regular Republican, re-
turned to Washington today t(
combat the administration's pro
gram. He conferred with Secre
tary Adams about the administra
tion's decision to cut the dritroye
construction program from 11 t(
five vessels.
It is this feature of the economy
program that has most arouse(
Hale and Britten. Congress ha
appropriated $10,000,000 for begin
ning construction of the ships.
79 More Enrollments
Noted by Registraj
Daily enrollment figures showe
a new increase yesterday when 7
new students were listed on th
rolls of Ira M. Smith, registra
This figure is 22 greater than th
57 who registered a year ago yes
terday and indicated that by th
time the semester is well unde
way little decrease from last yea
will remain, statisticians said.
At present, the gross enrollmer
lacks 122 of being equal to the tc
tal of a year ago yesterday, whic
may be accounted for by the fa(
that the literary school has see
a considerable drop this year,
was said.
A total of 8897 are now enrolle
in all schools of the TTniversit

Interfraternity Group
To Have Office Hours
Official announcement was made
yesterday of the office hours of the
Interfraternity Council which will
hn bt at theheadnutarf. f isthat.

Faculty of Literary
School Meets Monday
Election of committees and the
filling of vacancies on the library
and dean's advisory committees will
be the main business of the October

DETROIT-Douglas McPherson,
31 who disanneared 13 months ago

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