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glht Organ Music
Commence Today

Balloting Decreed for October
28; Parliament to Break
Up Thursday.
Announcement Comes A f t e r
King George, MacDonald
LONDON, Oct. 6. -0P) - Great
Britain wil vote Oct. 23 in a gencral
election on issues of outstanding
importance, it was announced today
at Buckingham palace.
It will be the frst general elec-
tion since May 30, 1929, when
Stanley Baldwin's Conservative gov-
ernment was swept out of power
and the Labor party returned to
the helm for the first time in five
years. The Liberal representation
in parliament was radically reduced
but it has held the balance of power
throughout the period.
The announcement came after
Prime Minister MacDonald had
conferred with King George. He
was understood to have acquainted
the king with the decision of the
cabinet and advised him to dis-
solve palilament at once. Prorogu-
ation is expected Wednesday and
dissolution Thursday with the read-"
ing of a speech from the throne
which will outline the need for an
To Meet in November.
The new parliament will be call-
ed into session early in November,
it was said, and probably will sit
up to the Christmas recess.
Mr. MacDonald spent about 30
minutes in his majesty's private
apartments, drove back to Down-
ing St., and immediately began a
series of conferences with his cab-
inet ministers over plans for the
He received a petition from sev-
eral hundred followers in his own
constituency of Seaham Harbor
urging him to stand as a candidate
from that district. He has not de-
cided from what section he will run.
the cabinet unanimously decided
Monday night to carry its troubles
to the people at once on a plat'-
form to be framed solely by the
prime minister. They agreed to
support him in his demand for a
"doctor's mandate" by which he
would prescribe for the country's
ailments the remedies he alone sees

Palmer Christian, University or-
ganist, will inaugurate the 1931-32
season of Wednesday afternoon
organ recitals at 4:15 o'clock today
in Hill auditorium.
The; program which he has an-
nounced includes "Fantasie" by Bu-
beck, "Prelude in E" by Saint-
Saens, Jepson's "Pantomine," "An-
dante" by Stamitz, "Trio" by Krebs,
Bach's "Prelude and Fugue in D
major,' "Prelude on an ancient
Flemish Melody" by Gilson, "Trau-
merei" by Strauss-Christian, and
Diggle's "Toccata Jubilante."
The concerts are open to the
public with the exception of small
children. The doors will be closed
during the numbers.
Swanson Proposes U.S. Build
While England and Japan
Agree to Holiday.
five-year naval holiday by Great
Britain and Japan while the Unit-
ed States continues to build her
treaty navy is favored by Senator
Swanson of Virginia.
The ranking Democrat on the
senate naval committee has pro-
posed to President Hoover that he
negotiate such a treaty with the
other two signatories of the Lon-
don naval pact as a means of,
bringing this country up to its al-
lotted comparative strength.
Swanson, who in the past has
supported liberal appropriations
for the navy, said a holiday would
be much more desirable than re-
ductions in expenditures for the
Citing that the world depression
and government deficits hav e
brought widespread discussion of
a naval holiday, the Virginian
"The United States is at present,
under the terms of the London
conference, in agreement with
Great Britain for equality in naval
power and in agreement with Jap-
an for a substantial ratio in naval
strength of 5 for the United States'
and 3 for Japan.
"In order to get equality with
Great Britain and this ratio with,
Japan, Great Britain and Japan
consented to less naval construc-
tion until these ratios were obtain-
ed by the United States."
He urged that this country agree
to a naval holiday witlghe provi-
sion that at its end the ratios of
the London treaty should have
been reached.
Meanwhile, as the navy depart-
ment went forward with its at-
tempt to cut $61,000,000 from its
1933 estimated budget, President
Hoover's naval curtailment pro-
gram won its first Democratic sup-
port from Senator King of Utah.
King, who long has opposed large1
naval expenditures, also said he
hoped a naval holiday could bea

Resignation of Julius Curtius
Removes Dangerous Obstacle
to Chancellor Bruening.
BERLIN, Oct. 6. - (P) - Foreign
Minister Julius Curtius, a political
storm center, today submitted his
resignation to Chancellor Bruening.
Official circles understood it would
be accepted.
In his letter to the chancellor,
he said:
"In a conversation we had the
day after my return from Geneva I
made clear to you that without re-
gard for the parliamentary situa-
tion I wanted to resign from the
government. I now deem it in every
way imperative that the question
of my retirement be cleared up. I
therefore beg you to recommend
to the reich president my dis-
His withdrawal was considered
a removal of one of the difficult
obstacles facing Chancellor Bruen-
ing in obtaining the parliamentary
support the government will need
when the reichstag convenes Oct. 13.
With the Social Democrats rest-
less over wage reductions, the con-
tinual outbursts of dissatisfaction
with Curtius from parties support-
ing the government made the cabi-
net's position acutely embarrassing.
Baron von Neurath, ambassador
to London, has been prominently
mentioned as eCurtius' successor.
The ill-fated Austro-German cus-
toms treaty was regarded as having
contributed largely to the situation
leading to the foreign minister's
resignation. His Rightist enemies
assailed him as too meek in repre-
senting the country's interests.

Henry Ford

at 'Opening of Country ,

coca vress Vttuo

Henry Ford (right), who has inaugurated a rehabilitation program
for country schoolhouses in the territory surrounding his 14,000-acre
farm near Detroit, is shown with Jerome Travis, 78. They are conversing
following dedicatory exercises reopening a school in Macon county,
Mich. Ford nistalled Travis as teacher of the school.

Thieves Get Plumber's
Tools at New Building
Theft of valuable plumber's tools
over the week-end from the build-
ing across from the Majestic Thea-
tre being remodeled for official
University publication business of-
fices was reported to police yester-
Pipe cutters marked U. of M. and
a blow torch, unmarked, were tak-
en. A wire netting is now being
set up before the building to pre-
vent further losses.
Unidentified Plane B e 1'i e v e d
to Be Carrying Mail from
Bremen to New York.
HALIFAX, N. S., Oct. 6.-()-
The crash of a plane believed to be
the ship-to-shore New York, carry-
ing mail from the liner Bremen,-
was reported today by William
Faulkner, light keeper at Bur Coat.
Whizzing along in the darkness,
the craft was heard to come down
heavily on Cobequid Bay, he said.
An explosion followed and cries
were heard, but when Faulkner
and others rowed out on the bay
they could find no trace of men or
A mail plane manned by Fciob
Simon, pilot, and Rudolph Wauch-
kneckt, mechanic, took off from
the North German Lloyd liner Bre-
men Monday when she was 630
miles off Cape Race, N. F., in an at-
tempt to get the mail to New York
29 hours faster than the liner could
reach there.
Flying blind through fog and
against headwinds, the fliers reach-
ed Sydney, N. S., Monday night and
took to the air again about mid-
Faulkner said that when he
heard the shouts over the bay he
tried to get a boat off, but the wat-
er was so low it was impossible for
more than an hour. Organizing a
search party in Noel, Hants Coun-
ty, he then proceeded in the direc-
tion from which shouts came.

Prohibition, Farm Relief, and
Depression Are Principle
Points of Discussion.
SAGINAW, Oct. 6.-(AP)-Voters
of the Eighth Michigan congres-
sional district today were nomin-
ating candidates for the November
election in which a successor will
be named to the late Representa-
tive Bird J. Vincent.
There are 13 candidates for the
Republican nomination and 2 on
the Democratic ticket. One Social-
ist is in the race.
The Republican aspirants have
concerned themselves principally
with discussion of questions arising
from the depression, farm relief
and prohibition. Eight of the can-
didates have declared for a contin-
uance of the' present prohibition
regime, three stand for a referen-
dum and two are for repeal and
government control. In the latter
group is Joseph J. Fordney, son of
former Representative Joseph W.
Both Democratic aspirants hav4
declared for prohibition modifica-
The Republican candidates are:
Probate Judge Arthur W. Gans-
chow and Joseph J. Fordney, Sag-
inaw, who are for prohibition re-
peal; State Senator Chester M.
Howell, Glenn R. Wilson and Frank
E. Bastien, Saginaw, who propose
a referendum on prohibition; Rep-
resentative Andrew Harnly, Sag-
inaw; State Senator Foss Eldred,
Ionia; Henry S. Babcock, Alma;
Representative James N. McBride,
Owosso; Earl Miles, Clinton coun-
ty; Arthur E. Hagen, Owosso;
George J. Hicks, Saginaw county,
and William H. Smith, St. Johns,
who support prohibition in its pres-
ent form.
The Democratic candidates are
William B. Merhon and Michael J.
Hart, who was his party's nominee
last fall.

Cabinet Not Split.
While observers had predicted
the cabinet would be split over the
tariff issue, its unanimous action
was taken to mean that search for
a formula which would satisfy all
factions had been abandoned and
Mr. MacDonald had been given
carte blanche to champion what-
ever measure he believed would
best restore Great Britain's trade
"Everything is straightforward,"
he himnself said as he left the meet-
The turn of events engendered
grave apprehension as to the fu-
ture of the Liberal party. Sir John
Simon, Liberal recalcitrant, led 22
of his colleagues in parliament in
pledging their unqualified support
of Mr. MacDonald in the coming,
election. Their action was regarded
as irrevocably sealing the rift in the
Further complicating the affairs,
David Lloyd George, ailing Liberal

State Appraisers Make Advance
of Over a Hundred Million
in Evaluation.
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 6.-(4P)-
The valuation of Oakland County
will be increased to approximately
the value placed upon the county
by the State Board of Equalization,
M. B. McPherson, State tax com-
missioner, estimates. This would be
an advance of nearly $119,000,000.
State appraisers are now working
in the county, having completed
their revaluation of about half the
tax districts. No final figures are
The Oakland board of supervisors
has placed an assessed valuation of
$320,720,680 in the county. The value
fixed by the State Board of Equali-
zation is $$439,541,000.
According to McPherson, the tax-
able values of large estates in Oak-
land County, many of which arp
owned by wealthy Detroiters, will
be advanced sharply, doubjing ur
tripling in some cases.
Federation to Discuss
Trends in Education
The Annua Congress of the Na-
tional Student Federation will be
held at the University of Toledo
from Dec. 27 to Jan. 1st inclusive.
The general subject will be "Modern
Trends in Education." Discussions
will also be held on student govern-
ments, publications, honor systems,
and all phases of extra-curricular

Father-in-Law of L i n d b e r g h
Was Man of Varied
ENGLEWOOD. N. J.. Oct. 6.-()-
There was speculation today as to
what effect his passing would have
upon politics, and there was world-
wide appraisal of his accomplish-.
ments in finance and statecraft;
but dominating all else here was
the stunning realization t h a t
Dwight W. Morrow, who but a day
before had appeared in excellent
health, was suddenly dead.
From everywhere, leaders of na-
tions, of industries, arts, finance
and religion sent expressions of
their grief at news of his death,1
which occurred Monday.
In Mexico City, where his most I
notable diplomatic services were
performed as United States am-
bassador; in Englewood, where his
home has been for 30 years; in
New York, where he built his for-
tune with the Morgan interests,
and in China and Japan, where his
daughter, Anne, and her husband,
Col. Charles A. Lindbergh are va-
cationing, there were equal mani-
festations of grief.
A United States senator from
New Jersey, a man believed by
many to have been on the thres-'
hold of even greater political dis-
tinction than already had come to
him, Dwight Morrow died in his
sleep at 1:52 p. m. A cerebral hem-
orrhage was the cause of death. He
was 58 years old.
He had retired in good spirits,
although over the week-end he had
complained somewhat of being
tired. Three physicians and mem-
bers of his immediate family were
at his bedside when death came.
His secretary had become alarmed
two hours earlier when efforts to
arouse Mr. Morow failed. He nev-
er regained consciousness.
His rule in life, from the time he
attended Amherst college as a
classmate of Calvin Coolidge, to the
time of his death, when he had
already achieved fame, riches, po-
sition, honor and the regard of his
countrymen was "don't take your-
self too darned seriously." That
was his answer to friends urging
him for the presidency.
President Hoover, attending the

world series game at Philadelphia,
was not told of Senator Morrow's
death until he was about to return
to Washington. Later the president
"The country has suffered a great
loss. His loyal and generous char-
acter asa neighbor and a friend;
his public spirit as a citizen; his
services during the war; his ac-
complishments as ambassador to
Mexico; his unique contribution to
the success of the London naval
conference, are the record of that
sort or an American who makes our
country great."
Thousands of messages of con-
dolence came to the Morrow home
on the outskirts of this city. Many
hundreds of friends journeyed to
the home to express personally
their grief.
A police guard was posted about
the Morrow estate Monday night
as the crush visitors continued to
grow. Only members of congress,
New Jersey state officials, bank-
ing associates of Mr. Morrow and
his own circle of friends and rela-
tives were permitted to enter to
pay their respects.
Col. and Mrs. Lindbergh, who
was the second daughter of the
Morrows, received word of the
tragedy from Mrs. Morrow. It was
relayed to the Lindberghs aboard
a British battleship off the China
coast by the British naval station
radio at Shanghai. The message
urged them not to hurry home or
to change their vacation plans.
Funeral services will take place
at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon
at First Presbyterian church of
Englewood, of which Dr. Carl H.
Elmore, a personal friend of the
Morrows, is pastor.
Wade Johnson, a blacksmith of
LaGrange, O., claims to manufac-
ture more than half of the cock-
spurs used in the world. He turns
them out on an old-fashioned forge.
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chieftain, was understood to have
advised the prime minister during
their conference Monday that an
election at this time would be "a
perilous adventure" and to have
threatened to run loyal, followers as
independents opposed to the na-
tional government if it was held.
He now controls only 36 members
of parliament.


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