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Trometer, Felker Go to Finals'
in Middleweight Class;
Wayland Victor.
By John W. Thomas.
Jack Slater won the heavyweight
boxing championship of the cam-
pus last night in the Intramural
building before more than 600 fight
fans that crowded into the avail-
able space around the ringside. He
easily defeated Bill Kupfer ofI
Bridgeport, Conn., in the principal
match of the card of 10 bouts.
Harvey Bauss won the right to
meet Jack Kirby for the light-
heavyweight title next week, by
outclassinghJohn Bolock. Unlike
Slater, Bauss failed to let up after
he had clinched the bout, and kept
after the- Chicago fighter through-
out the three rounds.
Slater will be fighting in the A.
A. U. meet in Detroit on the night.
of the All-Campus finals, so the
heavyweight eliminations were ad-
vanced so that the title bout could
be fought last night. Jack started
out fast, using straight left to Kup-
fer's chin to pile up points.
Jack Scpres Hard Blow.
Late in the first round, Slater
hooked a left to the side of Bill's
face and followed with a terrific
short right that landed just above
the button. The blow dazed Kupfer
and clinched the contest for the
champion. Slater then gave a bril-
liant exhibition of defense as he
kept Kupfer from scoring one clean
blow for two rounds.
Three exhibition bouts opened
the semi-final show. Dave Golden
defeated Howard Bressler on the
newspapermen's decision by using
his 15-pound weight advantage to
win. Bob Custor out-weighed Har-
old Hirata and won a close unoffi-
cial decision. His long experience
told in the third round although,
Hirata surprised Bob with a start-
ling overhead right that scored
frequently for the Hawaiian.
Les Newman won the newspaper-
men's decision over Bergtorf in the
third exhibition match. Bergtorf
clowned his way through a tough
spot in the second round and gain-
ed needed rest to recover from a
stiff right hand blow that he had
stopped with his chin.
Wayland Defeats Verberg.
Eugene Wayland won an unpop-
ular decision from Charles Verberg
in the lightweight division. Ref-
eree Sam Hennessey said after the
match that Wayland hit hard clean
blows throughout, while Verberg
devoted his efforts to slapping,
which detracts from his point col-
umn. All three A. A. U. judges were
unanimous in the decision.
Lee Shaw easily won the welter-
weight decision from Ed Elliott,
hurting him with body blows. Sol
Bolner surprised the fans with a
close bout, losing to the outstand-
ing favorite, Andy Kalonick, in the
other welterweight fight.
Gus Trometer won handily from
Fred Kaiser, although the latter
was not conceded much of a chance
against the middleweight champ-
ion, he put up one of the best
fights of the evening. H. W. Felk-
er out-reached Robert Sumner to
win the other bout in the middle-
weight decision. Sumner gave Felk-
er three inches in reach and three
more in height and could not over-
come these advantages.
Babe Ruth Signs One

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Returns From 1120 of 2235 Pre-
cincts Indicate Majority
for New Yorker.
France Wins Republican Polling
E Over Coxey; Maintains
Steady Lead.
FARGO, N. D., March 16.-(iP)-
Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York:
apparently received a majority of#
the North Dakota presidential pre-
ference vote in Tuesday's primary
election, returns from 1120 out of
2235 precincts in the state indicat-
ed tonight.
A second Republican slate was
uninstructed as to individuals, but
was told by its Non-partisan League
sponsors to support a "Progressive."
Non-partisan leaders said its rep-
resentatives would not support
Hoover. France and Coxey had!
no delegate candidates.
The primary brought Roosevelt,
who already has 48 pledged Na-
tional Convention delegates, and!
Murray, who has 22, into their first
contest. Murray's name came di-
rectly before voters of the Nation
for the first time since he an-
nounced his candidacy.
The Associated Press election
bureau, the only agency in the
state to tabulate election returns
before the official count is made,
gave Roosevelt 28,736 votes. His
opponent, Gov. William H. Murray,
of Oklahoma, received 16,610.
Former Senator J. I. France of:
Maryland won the Republican pres-I
ident preference race, defeatingI
"Gen." Jacob S. Coxey, mayor of
Massilon, Ohio. France maintain-
ed the lead fro~n the outset.
dReturns available were incom-
plete tabulations from almost ev-
ery county in the state.

Admission of several un-
known men that they had been
involved in the frauds perpe-
trated in the Student Council
elections yesterday exonerated
the members of the Council of
all connection with the stuffing
of ballot boxes. These admis-
sions were made at a special
meeting last night, attended by
11 council members and 21 men
connected with the election.j
Neither of the absentee council
men had anything to do with
the election.
President Ruthven was rout-t
ed from his bed at 2 o'clock this
morning to attend the meeting
which concluded at 3 o'clock.
Statements, sworn under oathI
but unsigned, and containing
only information stating mem-
bership or non-membership in
the council and admision or
denial of guilt in the election
frauds, were given to President
Ruthven, who opened them and
announced the exoneration of
the Council and the admission
of participation in the fraudulent
balloting by "several" of the
men present. The statements
were then destroyed by Presi-
dent Ruthven.
"I have always believed in a
large measure of student self-
government," said the President
this morning. "Members of the
Council were completely exon-
erated. I do not believe this un-
fortunate incident will impair
the standing of this body or of
student government as a whole.
I am glad the persons involved
manfully admitted their guilt."
More difficult than any play at-




Find 88 Tickets Consecutively
Numbered on Counting Table;
Neither Party Found Guilty.
By Beach Conger, Jr., and David M. Nichol
The discovery of more than 100 ballots, fraudulently cast in the
Student Council elections yesterday, caused the Council to void the
results of the election last night and vote for an investigation. The
investigation yielded no results other than the discovery of the fact
that 88 of the stuffed ballots had never been inside the containers.
Another meeting of the Council will be held tonight to continue the
The first hint that the voting had not been regular came when
88 ballots were discovered upon the table, unfolded, all marked for
the same candidates and by the same pen. This event occurred after
the last box, presumably that which had been in Angell Hall, had
been opened. The ballots were momentarily set aside, but after the
The following were the results of yesterday's voided election:
(This number does not include the 88 ballots found in one group
but does include the remainder of the disputed ballots.)
Richard Briggs (W). ................... .............354
Robert Howard (W). ......... . ....... . ....273
William Bohnsack (S). .............. ... .. .... ...257
Gilbert Bursley (S) ........... ....................... .242
Hugh Stephenson (W)................. .............. 228
Frederick Shafer (-W).................................226
George Lambrecht (S) ................................... .178
R obert Carr (S) ......................................... 44
John D eo (S) ...................................... .. . 29
E dw in D ayton (S) ....................................... 25
Hugh Grove (W) ....................................332
Charles Burgess (S) ............................. .....256
Votes for the most part did not follow strict party lines.
results had been tabulated and the remaining ballots checked over,
two more series of :ten each were discovered, either unfolded or
folded together and marked in the same manner by the same pen.
Neither party in the elections was blamed by the Council. The
names on the stuffed ballots were, with one exception, those of the


Plant Near Manistique Ruined
by Blast; Shocks Not
Recorded Here.
MANISTIQUE, Mich., March 16.
- /P) - The biggest commercial
blast in history was fired at 4:02
o'clock today, when seven miles of
fuse set off 430,000 pounds of dyn-
amite at the quarry of the Inlandi
Lime & Stone Co., near here.
The report of the explosion was I
heard for several miles and scien-
tific interest extended throughout
the country. Earthquake experts
watched their instruments.
The dynamite, placed in 5,000'
holes, each 15 feet deep and six
inches in diameter was designed to1
dislodge more than 1,000,000 tons
of limestone, a year's supply for the
The dynamite explosion at Man-
istique failed to record on local
seismographs, according to Prof.
Heber D. Curtis of the astronomy
department of the University, al-
t h o u g h Georgetown university,
much farther away, reported ef-
fects of the blast on similar appa-



tempted by a campus group so far Washtenaw candidates.
Former Michigan Mentor Signs this year is William Shakespeare's The confusion in the Council room, where candidates, members
Th Y Co"Taming of the Shrew" which opens and reporters entered and left frequently, created considerable diffi-
reeoearEontract tonight with a formal faculty per- culty in establishing who had been near the table when the ballots
as Line Coach. Aformance at the laboratory theatre.
according to a statement yesterday sdel perd
PRINCETON, N. J. March 16.- from Valentine B. Windt, director. The discovery of the large group was made as the count was'
(IP)-Elton E. (Tad) Wieman, for-, This will be the first free play beginning on the third and last of the boxes. From evidence received
meNoted Explorer Demonstrates which Play Production has put on at the subsequent investigation, it was apparent that the ballots had
mer Michigan football player andN d Elo this year and will be open to the never been placed in the box but had been left on the table w'ith'
coach and for the last two years Possibility of Submarine general public on Friday, Saturday, I a number of bona fide votes.
first assistant to H. O. (Fritz) Cris-- Exploration. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. F Similarly, the frequency with which councilmen changed sta-
ler at the University of Minnesota, Those on the play production pa- ( tions at the voting booths, combined with the fact that no check had
has been signed as assistant to, Pictures of the trip by submarine tron list which numbers almost a been kept on the ballots as they were distributed to the members in
Crisler in charge of football at ; to the north polar regions, made thousand will be given first choice ain at which time th e had
Princeton University. last year by Sir Hubert Wilkins and of tickets. Anyone else desiring to charge, made it difficult to ascertainaleakage
The announcement was made to- many eminent scientists, w e r e attend must secure seats from the! occurred. This is the first time this year that no such precautionary
day by Dr. Charles B. Kennedy, shown here last night in Hill audi- box office in advance of the per- I measures were taken. The refusal yesterday morning of councilmen
chairman of the board of athletic torium by the famous explorer. He formance which they desire to at- { to occupy the posts assigned to them, and the resulting confusion,
control, lectured here under the auspices of tend. __ gave some excuse for the omission.
Wieman was signed to a three- the Oratorical Association. As the investigation proceeded, a check of the tabulated ballots
year contract, as was Crisler as Sir Hubert, at the conclusion of revealed that two more groups of ten each had been marked in num-
head coach and will take up his ! his talk, said that he hoped to Congestion Forces erical order with the same pen. One of these groups had been folded
duties April 4 when spring prac- again make a similar trip, but oftogether and placed in one of the ballot boxes, while the others had
tice begins. when this would take place was im- Removal CamoUS not been folded at all. Ink marks on the reverse sides established the
Wieman graduated at the Uni- definite. He attempted to prove, fact that the ballots had been cast together. They correspond to the
versity of Michigan in 1921 and re- he said, that exploration of the po- Polln Mechans c
mained with the athletic depart- lar regions by submarine was pos- check marks on the ballots next in succession. Several men who had
ment there as assistant coach from sible. assisted in the counting left before the investigation began, and,
1921 to 1927 and head coach in 1927 The noted explorer was intro-: Student council members were hence were not available for questioning.
and 1928, until he went to Minne- duced by William Herbert Hobbs, "heated up" yesterday when the ' Although a thorough check has not as yet been possible, at least
sota with Crisler in 1930. heads of the department of geology automatic voting machine, used in two series of ballots were missing. The sorting of all ballots in
Tad was elected captain of the of the University. the all-campus election, had to be numerical order, which will be done today, it is hoped may reveal
University of Michigan football The final lecture on the series juggled from its previously an- further clues.
team for the season of 1917. will be given March 30 by George nounced place in the entrance of The voting machine was not made available until the afternoon,
-- ------- W. Wickersham, former attorney Angell hall to the basement of the
general of the United States, who building. and all but 251 of the 1,139 votes were cast on the usual type ballot
)WS SIMILARITY will speak on some phase of law j Miss Horatia J. Corbin, secretary Two theories had been advanced last night by those connected
ICALL Y REAPPEARS enforcement. He was chairman of to Dean John R. Effinger, told the with the investigation. One was that Washtenaw men, apparently
President Hoover's commission on politicians that the dean did not extremely amateur in their knowledge of elections, had attempted
accompanied by the merry whack- law enforcement. permit "demonstrations" in Angell to insure their victory in this manner. The other solution advanced
ing of oaken paddles and the pite- i hall, and furthermore pointed out was that State Street men, faced with apparent defeat, had adopted
ous bleating of the smitten frosh. Prominent Florist that the machine was causing too this method purposely to void the election. They were unable to
Some apparently well-informed un- , atmuch confusion in the corridor. decide whether one or either of these theories was correct.
FDies a Home Herej Council members, however, want-F
dergraduates have even gone so far Another complication resulted from the fact that yesterday
as to allege that potless fraternityE ed the voting to go off as schedul-. Aohrcmlatnreuedfmtefcthtysedy
yartlg ha experinesd reat-t George R. Flowerday, 78, of the ed and decided in Dean Effinger's morning fake State street "pluggers" had been distributed by Wash-
yearlings have experienced repeat- firm of Flowerday and Son, florists, 3'absence to appeal to several deans tenaw men in an effort to split the State Street vote since three can-
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The cynical observations of cam-
pus calamity howlers to the con-
trary notwithstanding, the day of,
what was once generally known as
the "pot" is distinctly not one of
the past.
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