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Five Witnesses Appear on First
Day of Gangster's Trial;
Controversy Occurs.
Defendant Eggs on Attorneys
to'Fight Legality of
CHICAGO, Oct. 8.-(P)-The gov-
ernment has begun its effort to put
Al Capone behind prison bars as an
income tax law violator with testi-
mony intended to link him with the
gambling houses of Cicero, where
the gang chief once made his home.
None of the first five witnesses
who appeared at the opening of his
trial Wednesday in federal court
was able, however, to State definite-
ly that the gang chief received any,
money from the gambling estab-
lishments. Capone's small but ener-
getic defense staff sniped constant-
ly at' the government's case.
Juror Under Fire.
"I want the record to show" is
the common preface to remarks by
Attorneys michael Ahern and Al-
bert Fink. First they wanted it not-
ed that there were extra press ta-'
b]ies that might cause the jury to
attach too much importance to the
c$ e. Next, they wanted it notd
that several men who had seen
grand jury service recently were in
the panel sworn in to try Capone.
There was a mysterious attempt
to have a juror disqualified for not
ahswering frankly during his ex-
arlnation. His name and the de-
fense ojection to him were not
made known, but this too may be-
come a- part of some future record.
Capone Eggs on Attorneyss.
A bitter legal controversy over a
question asked a gambling house
ca hier by the government was in-
terrupted by Ahern: "I want the
record to show that the witness re-
mained in the stand during this
discussion, taking it all in."
His attorneys appear to be egged
on by the scar-faced defendant. He
leans forward and whispers to them
every few minutes. The rest of the
time he glowers or smiles at the
witness, according to the way the
testimony is going.
He found good reason to smile
We lnesday when L. H. Shu'iway,
cashier of a Cicero gambling house
in 1924, 192 and 1926, was on the
stand. The government, showing
through his testimony that the
house had made $587,721 in less
tl.an three years, had attempted to
get Shumway to say Capone was
the real owner of the place.
TIeehone 7112

May Succeed Morrow


Scholastic as Well as Musical cagni s Amio F itz." That record
Honors Conferred Upon has never been eualled.
Aft er tvcul eas ith opera
John McCormack. opanies Ne or, London,
-Chicago, Philadelphia, Paris, Monte
Some interesting aspects of the Carlo and almost all the capitals of
career of John McCormack, famed the world in which he gained re-
Irish tenor who will open the Choral markable renown, he turned his at-
Union concert series next Wednes- tenion to concert i and has
since performed in that capacity.
day, October 21 have been uncover- He has become virtually an "in-
ed, a notice from the University sitution" with the music-loving!
Musical society, sponsors of the public of America and has appeared
series, states. on nearly every concert stage in
McCormack; before he appeared next week will bert in A rn hAror
on the concert stage, had an event-n
ful youth, it says. At the age of 12 history of the series and he is a
he won recognition by winning a ponular avorite with Ann Arbor

Hofstadter Committee Studies
Democrat Official's Large
Bank Accounts.

Major Rules Are Unchanged;
Details for Cones.!
In a bulletin issued by the depart-,
ment of English Language and Lit-,
erature, the committee in charge
of tH Apr TH dunr d Jl il


Ischoiar snip inone hmarstU BroThers
r school in his native town, Athlone
Ireland, which entitled him to a JURY DESIGNATED
yersfree tuition at Summer Hill FOR KELLER TRIAL
college, Slingo, which is famed for ____
the many famous Irishmen who (Continued From Page x) '
have come from there, township; Nelson Muil, farmer,
While attending the college, he Augusta township; W. V. Peoples,
won even more prizes and scholar- contractor, Saline; Miss Mertle
ships through his work in Latin, Goodell housekeeper, 413 Thom
<f Greek and'French. He also achieved son st., Ann Arbor; Don Richards,
renown through the excellence of farmer, York township; J. Frederick
David Baird, jr., his knowledge in mathematics and Maulbetsch, assistant purchasing
Republican candidate for gover- English composition. Since his ma-agent for the- University, 1009 E.
nor of New Jersey, who is a possible triculationl there, only one othei University ave., Ann Arbor.
appointee to the senate seat of the person has ever equalled his bril- Clarence O'Connor, farmer, North-
late -Dwight W. Morrow. It shasutih recd h field township;. Oscar Schill, farm-
_______________ It wasn't until he reached the ageerMacstrowhi;Wlr
of 19 that McCormack turned his er, Manchester township; Walter
mind seriously to music and im- Hesse, farmer, Supetior township;
mediately won the gold medal at Ben J. Breitenwischer, farmer, Free-
the Dublin song festival. After dom township; Foster Smith, farm-

NEW YORK, Oct. 8.-(P)-The l £1very iuJpwc 0U
Hofstadter committee poked its Hopwood Awards has set forth the
legislature-powered prod today in- rules and announced the eligibility
to the bank accounts of three Dem- requirements of this year's contest.
ocratic city officials. Although the major rules for the
It sought, in private session, to contest remain the same, some
. changes have ben made in details
find out how these officials were
by the committee composed of Pro-
eble to bank $788,459 on salaries I fessors Louis A. Strauss, 0. J.Cam1p-
that aggregated only $167,459. 'bell, Frederich W. Peterson, R. W.
It wanted to know the source of Cowden, Howard M. Jones, and
the $510,527 banked by James A. f Dean J. R. Effinger. In a 'meeting
(Mchuade $,egkJer of Kings A.ntyintended to "iron out the difficul-
McQuade, register of Kings county ties and put the machine of the
(Brooklyn); of the $143,758 deposit contest into the bestworking order,"
shown in the bank books of Mich- it was decided that applicants for
ael J. Cruise, city clerk; and of the Master's degree, meeting with the
$135,061 deposited by Harry C.
Perry, chief clerk of the city court. Hi h School Papers
The annual salaries of each of the to Receive Bulletin
three was not over $12,000 for the _ _
period covered by the questioning Copies of this year's Intercol-
at Wednesday's public hearing at legiate Press association bulletin
which the men were witnesses. will soon be sent to all high school
Cruise and Perry are Tammany papers that are members of the as-
Thall eaers. sociation by the department of
Sthaoeir esimony followed close- journalism. The booklet contains
y t of eri homas Farley, announcements of the convention
who told Tuesday of deposits to- to be held at Ann Arbor December
taling $360,000, the sources of 3, 4 and 5.
which he failed to explain to the ;Seventeen groups will discuss
satisfaction of Samuel Seabury, -problems of high school journal-
chief counsel for the committee. ism. They will be conducted by
McQuade's explanation Wednes- members of the journalism depart-
day of his deposits was that they" ment and Sigma Delta Chi.
were mostly borrowed money. He
had 34 dependents, he explained
and he borrowed from one to pay
the other, and so on. His salary
is $12,000 a year.
Cruise said "the bank must have
made a mistake." If they didn't
he explained further, it was a mys-
tery to him.

other requirements, must have
taken in each semester at least five
Dours of work of passng grade in
order to be eligible for the comnpeti-
tion. Also, manuscripts which had
won Hopwcod prizs formerly were
banned from other opwood con-
1 mes reman the same as las-
yer he Kbing awarded five
Mao r prize: of $2,500 each for
seniors or gra duates enrolled in
some course in composition who
sumit "the best creative work in
the fieds of drmatic writing, fic-
tion, poetry, and the essay."' Minor
awads of S250 each are to be given
t o the writers of the two best com--
posItion in each of the fields of
drama, poetry, ction, and essay.
According to Prof. 13. Weaver who
is in charge o the contest, in judg-
ing the cormpositions emphasis will
be placed. n>t upon mass, but upon
excellence of material and creative
Four Army Oficers
roled i Course
Fo United tateMilitary Offi
cers are enrolled in the t ansporta-
tion department of the engineering
college for this semester. The men
are majoring in transportation and
are detailed here by the Federal
government for graduate work in
highway construction and trans-
They are: Capt. J. C. Longino and
First Liut. F. E. Rundell, of the
r quartermaster corps; Capt. A. B.
Nicholson and Capt. D. C. Pamplin,
of the coast artillery.

Conventional Auto Body Needs
Twice as Much Power,
Professor Claims.
To increase the speed of the 60-
mile-per-hour car of 10 years ago
15 or 20 miles per hour, the power
of the engine had to be almost
doubled, said Prof. Walter E. Lay
of the Mechanical'-engineering de-
partment in his radio talk over
station WJR at 2 o'clock, yesterday.
afternoon. "Using such an engine
reduced the distance travelled per
gallon of fuel by nearly thirty per
cent," he declared.
Tests indicate that a practical
body may be built which will re-
quire only one-half the power that.
is needed to push a typical 1931
sedan through the air, Professor
Lay stated. This is accomplished'
by streamlining the body of the'
A body with a flat front splashes
the air as it moves through while
a rather blunt, rounded front does
not, Professor Lay said. The rear
end of the car, including the spare
tire, trunk, and other protuberan-
ces, also hold back the car to a
certain extent.

studying two years in Italy, he
made his operatic debut in Mas-
Freshman Physical
Examinations Show
14 Percent Perfect
According to men's health ratings,
based on entrance medical exam-
inations given to freshmen and all
transferring students, only 14 per
cent were given an A rating. This
grade was given to only those of the
students who showed themselves
free from any defect which would
interfere with" their studies or would
be likely to* bother, them in later
life. There were 303 of such stu-
dents out of the group of 1,876 who
were examined.
Group B was composed of 1.034,
55 per cent of these given -the med-
ieal examination. All of these stu-
dents were found to have some
minor defect which should be fol-
lowed up at the students leisure, to
see just how much could be done to
remedy the condition.
Definite defects to be checked up
at the Health Service within one
month were found in 30 per cent of
the people entering. Such a rating
was given to those who had an
ailment which would interfere with
the work during the year..

er, 6aiem township; william G~ood-
ban, farmer, Linden township.
Thirty witnesses have been named
by the state; 26 in the bill of com-
plaint, and four more announced
during the trial. The defense has
indicated it will call in at least four
additional persons.
Asst. Atty. Gen. Edward A. Bil-
itzke is conducting the case for the
state, with Prosecutor Albert J.
Rapp and his assistant Carl A. Leh-
man aiding him. Mr. Rapp will de-
liver the opening statement for the
prosecution, this morning.


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