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WEATHER-Cloudy, Colder.




lristy Loses WICKE\SHAM TALK

-Photo by Dey Studio
Miss Marion Thune of Grosse Pointe and Wilfred Steiner, '32L, the
chairman of the Crease dance committee, will be hosts to more than
two hundred and fifty faculty members and students of the law school
at one of the more brilliant social events of the year to be held tomorrow

Resistance of Ways and Means
Committee Melts Before
Opposition Leaders.
WASHINGTON, March 30.-(IP)-
Docilely following party leaders, the
House drove hard today to complete
the billion dollar revenue bill by
Friday and voted new taxes to pro-
duce $293,500,000.
Working in the unison inspired
by Speaker Garner yesterday in his
appeal for a bill to balance the
budget, the membersturned to and
brought the total thus far approv-
ed to $743,500,000.
The strong resistance to the ways
and means committee proposal to
increase first-class postage from
two to three cents, to yield an ad-
ditional $135,000,000 melted before
the demands of former leaders of
the opposition for revenue to meet
the prospective $1,241,000,000 treas-
uiy deficit for 1933.
Is Biggest Item.
Ths is the biggest item among
the substitutes for the defeated
$600,000,000 sales tax provision. It
was approved, 147 to 63. The sec-
ond largest proposition, to levy a
tax of one-fourth of one per cent
on the value of stock transactions
for a yield of $75,000,000, will be
the first to receive action tomorrow.
The House today inserted the fol-
lowing items in the bill:
Surtax exemptions from $10,000
to $6,000-yield $1,000,000; reduced
corporation exemptions from $2,000
to $1,000-yield $6,000,000; assessed
cent tax on affiliated and consoli-
dated returns-yield $18,000,000.
Tomorrow the House will be ask-
ed to approve an 8 per cent levy on
the charges of oil pipe lines, to yield
$15,000,000, a 5 per cent manufac-
turers' tax on airplanes to provide
$2,000,000, and a gift tax with a
maximum of 33% per cent on those
over $10,000,000 to bring in $20,-
The postage increase is to take
effect 30 days after enactment of
the bill and is to run to July 1, 1934.
Postmasters paid on a receipt basis
are not to benefit by the proviison.
r -r
Detroit Bridge Expert
'Will Lecture at Union
Michigan has reached the peak
as a bridge-playing campus.
A member of Huston's College of
Bridge, of Detroit, will give an ad-
dress at 8 o'clock tonight in the
Union upon all phases of contract
The Union, which has been fur-
thering the card playing activity
throughout the recent season, is
sponsoring the address, which will
be free to all Union members.
A movie, showing the various
hands, will be displayed and the
speaker has agreed to answer any
questions on the game which the
audience wishes to ask.
Noted Historians Will
Join Summer Faculty
Two distinguished visitors will
become part of the staff of the his-
tory department of the University
for the Summer Session, Prof. Ar-
thur L. Cross, acting chairman o
the department, announced yester-

Winner Beats Michigan Swimmer
by 15 Yards; Shatters 1
American Record.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 30.-
(A)-Clarence (Buster) Crabbe, of
Los Angeles Athletic club, sped 65
and one-half times across the Yale
pool today to set a new American
record for the 1,500-meter swim
and win the first event of the na-
tional A.A.U. swimming champion-
Reaching his goal 15 yards ahead
of James Cristy, of the University
of Michigan, who took second place,
Crabberfinished in 19:45.6. He broke
by more than 20 seconds his own
American mark of 20:06.5 set in
Honolulu July 17, 1930.
Betters Old Record.
Cristy's time of 19:54.4 also was
better than the old record. Maiola
Kalili, of the Los Angeles A.C., woh
won the first heat in 20:17.8 was
given third place and Ray Ruddy,
of the New York A.C., fourth. Rud-
dy finished behind Kalili in 20:23.6.
Crabbe's victory accentuated his
position as an outstanding Amer-
ican hope in the Olympic meet this
summer. The 1,500-meter swim was
added to the A.A.U. program be-
cause this is an Olympic year, and
the Olympic swiming committee,
here to act as officials, saw the
Cristy Leads at Start.
Cristy led in the earlier part of
the second heat, closely pressed by
Crabbe of Los Angeles A.C. When
four-fifths of the distance had been
covered, however, Crabbe,' with a
tremendous burst of speed, went
ahead. .
The Michigan swimmer, however,
pushed him for the remainder of
the race. Crabbe's time fell 45 sec-
ondsdshort of Arne Borg's world
The championships proper will
start tomorow afternoon, with 93
swimmers and divers, including
most of the A.A.U. champions en-
Tells of the Recent Growth of
Physical Education
in Russia.
"During the past 15 years, the
growth of physical education in
Russia' has been amazing," said
Prof. Howard Y. McClusky, of the
school of education in an address
before the members of the Physical
Education club, last night.
Professor McClusky went on to
show t h e marked development
which has been made recently and
the decided earnestness with which
the Russian people have attacked
the subjects of personal hygiene
and physical development. He con-
trasted the present conditions in
that nation now with those which
prevailed under the regime of the
"It is extremely interesting to
note," McClusky continued, "the
great progress that has been made
by the Soviet government in the
establishment of public parks and
playgrounds essential t o t h e
health-building of modern youth."
Professor McClusky spent t h e
past summer in Russia, studying
these conditions about which he
spoke last night. He returned to
the University this fall to continue
his work in the education depart-

Laws Causes Difficulty,
Lecturer Says.

States American Law Institute
Is Working to Clear ,
Complexity in federal and state
law is the basic cause behind all
difficulty in law enforcement, ac-
cording to Hon. George W. Wicker-
sham, chairman of President Hoov-
er's Law Enforcement commission,
who last night delivered the final
lecture in the 1931-32 Oratorical
Association series, at Hill auditor-
Wickersham pointed out definite
steps which have already been tak-
en toward the clarifying of this sit-
uation, notably by the American
Law institute, organized in 1923, of
which Dean Henry M. Bates of the
law School was a member.
The greater part of the lecture
was devoted to a popular expose of
some of the facts unearthed by the
commission of which he was chair-
man, and which functioned from
1929 to 1931.
"In 1931," he said, "the commis-
sion brought forth a report which
elicited a flood of contumely and
vilification difficult to equal. We
Hon. George W. Wickersham
will give a free lecture on the
subject, "Shall We Join the
League of Nations?" at 4 oclock
today in room 231 Angell hall,
under the auspices of the Tol-
stoy league. Prof: Sunderland
will perside. The public is in-
reached no definite conclusions in
the report, but devoted ourselves to
betting forth the facts unearthed
in our research."
The speaker touched upon the
prohibition situation. Enforcement
of the eighteenth amendment has
improved since it has been placed
in the hands of the civil service, he
stated. But it will be impossible to
enforce without complete co-opera-
tion of the people..
The 'heart of crime," he said, is
the delinquent child. He called re-
formatories "breeding places of
crime." Modern American racket-
eering, in his opinion, is worse than
any "blackhand" activity, and civ-
ilization cannot continue on a high
plane as long as the people continue
to tolerate gangsters.
America has a higher percentage
of criminal convictions than Eng-
land, he stated, but more criminals
escape in the United States in the'
interval between arrest and trial.
"I sometimes wonder," he com-
mented, "whether our people really
care about law enforcement."
Wickersham was introduced by
Dean Bates.
Discover Russian Plot
to Kill Stalin, Gorky
MOSCOW, March~30.-(/P)--Mos-
cow newspapers gave prominent
place today to a dispatch from
Paris to the Tass News Agency,
quoting the Communist newspaper
L'Humanite as saying that farfiung
activities by Rusian "White Guards"
were under way throughout Europe,
including plots against the life of
Joseph Stalin and other Anti-Soviet
conspiracies outside the Russian

Complexity in Federal,


Wiseonsin Appoints
Spears Head Coach
MADISON, Wis., March 30.-
()-The University of Wiscon-
sin's three-month quest for a
head football coach ended to-
day when Dr. Clarence Spears,
coach at the University of Ore-
gon, accepted a year's contract.
Spears was obtained after
several weeks of negotiaitons
and after he had turned down
the offer at least twice. The
board of regents did not dis-
place the salary consideration,
but it was reliably reported to
be $10,000. ,
The n e w coach succeeds
Glenn Thistlewaite, who re-.
signed last December. He will
arrive here April 13 to start the
spring football drills.
The selection of Spears' was
the climax of several months of
turmoil in the university ath-
letic department. After the
1931 football season ended,
alumni renewed their demand
for a new coach and as a re-
sult both Thistlewaite a n d
George Little, athletic director,
resigned. Little is now director
of physical education at Rut-
gers University.
Officers Believe Fear, Prevents
Return of Kidnapped
NORFOLK(, Va.,. March 30.-(P)-
"Watchful waiting" was the term
used this afternoon by Rear Ad-
miral Guy H. Burrage, retired, to
describe present activities of three
Norfolk men seeking to bring about
return of the kidnapped Lindbergh
Assuming the role of spokesman
for the Very Rev. Dean H. Dobson-
Peacock, John Hughes Curtis, boat
builder and himself,- the naval of-
ficer made negative answers to
most of the questions asked him in
a press conference.
His most definite statement as to
his opinion of the outcome of their
efforts was that "if there is failure
in the Norfolk negotiations, the
kidnappers and they alone will
know why."
Asked for a possible reason for
delay in their negotiations he re-
plied: "You might say the kidnap-
pers are afraid to go to Col. Lind-
bergh with the child. That's a
reasonable answer."
Chi Phi and Chi Psi Fraternities
Entered by Thieves.
Two more fraterraity house rob-
beries were added to the already
long list of them when thieves en-
tered the Chi Phi house at 153G
kWashtenaw and the Chi Psi lodge
at 620 S. State yesterday morning
between the hours of 3 a.m., and
6 a.m.
Approximately $20 was ta.ken
from the Washtenaw house and a
set of golf clubs, a cigarette lighter.
and $8 constituted the losses of the
State street fraternity.
Ann Arbor police, who were called
in by the loser of the golf clubs.
commented that there had been
quite a few robberies this year but

that they had been scarcer during
the last two weeks. The cash was
'gone' they said but there is some
hope that the golf clubs which are
easily identifiable may be traced.

Bohnsack, Lambrecht
Burgess, Dee Win
Councilmen Certain
Election Was
The State Street political party
swept through the all-campus
elections of sophomore men to
serve on the Student Council yes-
terda and placed all four of its
candidates in office by a wide
margin to defeat both the Wash-
tenaw and Independent parties.
Wilbur Bohnsack, George Lam-
brecht and John Deo were elected
to serve as representatives from
the literary college and Charles
Burgess was picked from the engi-
neerng school.
- The four Washttnaw candidates
were well ahead of the Independent
men when the final returns were
turned in. The Independent party,
however, definitely organized for
the first time in many years, re-
ceived 121 votes.
Bohnsack Receives MostVotes.
Bohnsack, who received the high-
est total, was backed by both par-
The number of ballots cast show-
ed a marked decline as compared to
that of the election of two weeks
ago, which was later declared ille-
gal. In the first election, more than
1,100 votes were recorded and in the
election yesterday only 689 voted.
It was pointed out, however, that
nany of the ballots in the first elec-
tion were fraudulent.
As a careful check was kept.. on
all the ballots distributed yesterday,
Councilmen were certain that the
election was an honesf'one.
New Members Cannot Vote.
The representatives will serve
throughout the rest of the semester
on the Council as members without
voting power. They will serve dur-
ing their junior and senior years
with the full power to vote.
The tabulated results of the elec-
tion follow:
Wilbur Bohnsack, 440; George
Lambrecht, 312; John Deo, 287;
Charles Burgess, 357; Richard
3riggs, 256; Hugh Grove, 240; Hugh,
Stevenson, 176; Benjamin V a
Zwaluwenburg, 121; Graham Cook-
son, 106; Albert Quarton, 121; Rob-
ert Carr, 66; and Edwin Dayton, 28.
Two nationally famous orchestra
leaders and their bands have been
Secured to play at the League ball-
room this week-end, according to
innouncements made yesterday.
Russ Morgan, who played at Mich-
igan's 1933 J-Hop, and Bert Stock
And his Cocoanut Grove orchestra,
will play alternately Friday night,
and Stock will furnish the music

Russ Morgan, the first radio stu-
dio orchestra leader ever to play
for a Michigan J-Hop, will arrive
late Friday, due to an engagement
t the Fox theater in Detroit. Bert
Stock's band, which has played five
years in vaudeville, will play until
Morgan arrives and alternately
For the past few years Morgan
-as ben musical director at radio
station WXYZ, in Detroit, where he
has gained a national reputation
or himself and his orchestra, both
-or the originality of his arrange-
ments and the rhythmic quality of
his dance music.
Stocks' band was for six months
at the famous Cocoanut Grove, in
Harlem, New York, one of the best-
kn- -. night clubs- in the country.
For 2 weeks he played with the
musical comedy "Hello, Yourself,"
and for two years has been heard
at the Monticello ballroom, in De-
troit, where he has just conrcluded
an engagement.
Local d ' ice Arrest
Man on Check Charge


Prof. Paul Knaplund of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin, one of the #
foremost scholars of the English
colonial policy in the nineteenth i I


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