VOL. XLII. No. 156. SIX PAGES ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1932 WEATHER: Showers.
PRICE FIVE CENlT
SHOT BY FANATIC,
SHTB DOUMER EXPIRES
12 HORS LATER
Transfusions of Blood
Fail to Save Life of
Russian Doctor Grilled
by Police; Lynching
PARIS, May 7. (Saturday)-
()-President Paul Doumer of
France died this morning from
two bullet wounds inflicted by a
Death came at 4:40 o'clock, al-
most exactly 12 hours after the
venerable president was shot.
The body was taken immedi-
ately to Elysee, the president's
residence, from Beaujon hospital.
M. Doumer was desperately
wounded at a veterans' charity
exhibition yesterday byaWhite'
An official bulletin issued last
night said that two bullets enter-
ed the President's body. One
crossed the region at the base of
the skull and came out on a level
with the other entered at the level
of the armpit and came out behind
the shoulder, causing a heavy
h Oxygen Administered.
Oxygen was b'eing administered
late last hight to assist the Presi-
dent's heart action. Loss .of blood
from a severed artery under the
arm was causing the doctors con-
siderable concern, and three trans-
fusions were made during the day.
The old statesman, who had given
four sons to France in the World
War, was smiling a kindly greeting
to the veterans he loved when two
bullets from the assassin's pistol
crashed into his slender body.
M. Doumer crumpled to the floor.
"Impossible!" he murmured.
Crowd Seizes Assassin.
There was an instant's pause,
then those in the distinguished
company nearest their President
sprang into action.
Claude Farrer, the noted author,
dashed for the assassin and grab-
bed the man as a bullet pierced his
Paul Guichard, director of Paris
police, closed in. He, too, got a
bullet in the arm.
Francois Pietri, minister of de-
fense, lunged forward and knocked
up the Russian's hand. A bullet
crashed into a case of china near-
by. A news photographer caught
the assassin on the cheek with his
camera. Then the police got him.
But the officers were not a mo-
ment too isoon.
There were shouts of "Kill the
assassin!" and many hands strove
to tear the prisoner away from his
captors. They mauled him badly
before the police could get outside
the building of the Rothschild
Foundation, where the exhibition
Bares Hatred for France.
They took the man to the district
commissaire 's office and there sub-
jected him to an intense grilling.
"I am Dr. Paul Gorgulov," the
assassin finally admitted, "and had
my medical diploma from Prague.
I am president of the National
Fascist Party of Russia. I have
always been against Bolshevism."
But why shoot at the president;
can't you explain?" pursued the
"France always helped Bolshe-
vism; all Europe is against my
mother country," was his reply.
Fire in Mack School
Causes Small Damage
A fire in the manual-training
room of the Mack school caused
damage variouslyuestimated from
$100 to $200 about 7 o'clock last
night. The fire, attributed to spon-
taneous combustion, started in the
naint and varnish room in the base-
BAND9 GLEE CLUBS
Trio, Quartet, and Soos Will
The Varsity band and the Varsity
and Women's Glee clubs will pre-
sent a combined concert as one of
the features of the Homecoming
program at 8 o'clock tonight in Hill
The band will be under the direc-
tion of Leonard Falcone, the band-
master at Michigan State College,
and brother of Nicholas D. Falcone,
Michigan bandmaster, for whom he
will substitute. The band will play
Schubert's overture "Rosamunde"
and three movements from the
famous "Caucasian Sketches" of'
Among the selections of the Var-
sity glee club, singing under the
direction of(Prof. David E. Mattern,
will be Mendelssohn's "On Wings
of Song," Bullard's "The Sword of
Ferrara," Franz's "Dedication," and,
several Michigan songs. By popular
request the glee club will repeat
I two numbers from DeKoven's opera,
"Robin Hood." These selections will
be the well-known "Brown October
Ale," sung as a solo by Herman
Skoog, Spec. Mu., and the "Tinker's
Song." Other soloists will be George
Brown, '33L, DavidCannon, Grad.,
and Gayle Chaffin, '32, president of
The Women's glee club will sing
"Nocturne," by Browne, Harris's
"Invocation to St. Cecelia," and a
folk-song entitled "Wake Thee Now,
Dearest," all under the direction of
Miss Nora C. Hunt.
In concluding the -program, the#
three organizations will unite for1
"Varsity" march, "The Victors"
march, and "The Yellow and the
ENDS BO0NUS BILL
Senate Finance Group Confers
With Secretary Mills on
WASHINGTON, May 6. - (iP) -
A speciai meeting of the Ways and
Means Committee to review action
taken today in voting adverse re--
ports on the Bonus Bill was calledE
REEVES IEWS MAY CALL HAT
LAW PROBLEMS CASEEFFORTS'
Russel Lecturer Says Monday Thought to Be
Meetings Attempt Deadline for Work
Too Much. in Virginia.
AYRES IS HONORED NO DEVELOPMENTS I
Codification Attempts Means Asked $35,000
at Hague Court More, Attorney
(See Page 2, Column 1) NORFOLK, Va.., May 6.-()-
With a change in the technique With one of the Norfok intermedi-
of conducting international confer- aries admitting the possibility that
ences on the codification of inter- a deadline has been set, John
national law accomplished, tangible Hughes Curtis was believed tonight
results from future meetings may to be pressing with redoubled ef-
be expected, according to Professor forts toward the conclusion of his
Jesse S. Reeves, who yesterday de- work as the principal negotiator in
livered the annual Henry Russel the Lindbergh kidnapping case.
award lecture. His topic was "The The Very. Rev. H. Dobson-Pea-I
Codification of International Law." cock, associated as an intermediary
At the lecture, Prof. William L. with Curtis and Rear Admiral Guy.
Ayres, of the mathematics depart- H. Burrage, retired said, "It mayl
ment, was announced as the winner be so," when asked if Monday o
of the Russel award for this year. some near day has been decided
Developing the history of inter- upon as a final date for continuing
national law and attempts at its efforts through negotiation for the
codification, Professor Re e v e s recovery of the famous baby. The
f pointed out that at the last Hague clergyman added, however, that he
conference for this purpose, held did not know if such an arrange-
in 1930, the topics selected for con- Wmit adMeeim and his asso-
sideration were three of the most ciates aboard the yacht Maroon en-
controversial subjects in interna- gaged today upon another cruise
tional law: nationality, territorial out to sea in connection withtheir
waters, and responsibility of states negotiations, the Ledger-Dispatch
for damages done to aliens in their said it had learned that next Men-
territory, day has been set as the deadline
Too Many Subjects. for the consummation of the Nor-
"Fewer subjects should be con- folk negotiations unless some new
sidered," stated Professor Reeves. evelopment comes.
"In the choice of topics, the ones The paper said notice to that ef-
that states wish discussed the most betweens" for transmission to the
are the most controversial. If they principals in the kidnapping. The
are not controversial, the topic is alternative, the paper added, will
apt to be insignificant. We have be to throw the full police power of
then the mddle ground for progress, the federal government and the
not too controversial and yet not various states into the brach.
Following the Hague conference search Warrant Is issued
of 1930, when Professor Reeves rep-
resented the American government, WASHINGTON, May 6.-(iP)--Al-
the necessary change in technique bert Fox, attorney for Mrs. Edward
was made by the League of Na- McLean, said tAday that Gaston B.
tions, but from now on the initia- B. Means had sought an additional
tive for calling a conference will $35,000 from her in addition to the
rest with individual states, he said. $100,000 already given him to ob-
The work of preparation goes on tain the kidnapped Lindbergh baby,
nevertheless. but she refused to give it to him.
Fox said Means told her that the
Worked Six -ears. kidnaper with whom he was deal-
A commission worked six years ing had $49,000 of marked money
in preparing for the 1930 meeting. obtained from Lindbergh and the
The Harvard research for interna- $35,000 would be sufficient to bring
tional law in this country has just the baby to her at El Paso, Tex.,
published draft conventions on four where she was at the time. He was
topics which will be ready for the said to have suggested that she
next conference, he stated, while pawn her jewelry.
similar work is being done in Eu- Fox said she was already becom-
ingdubious about the Means deal
r ope; and consulted her attorneys.
"For the past 60 years," Professor A search warrant was issued at
Reeves concluded, "the work on Rokville, Md., for Means shomc,
codification has been going on. The and Department of Justice agents
tangible results are perhaps negli- left immediately to hunt the $100,-
gible. But the feeling is still that 000 received from Mrs. McLean.
premising a legal order in the world, --- --- - -
that legal order best maintained
by clear, careful statement of law. REDNER FULFILLS
The technique is extremely difficultI
Those working on the problem are WAGER IN B.V.D.'S
taking part in a world problem,--
but none expect to reach the goal Lawyer Successfully R u ns s
yet"~Martha Cook Gauntlet.
Promenading Freshman Weather very rainy; track fast-
H eld Up on Long Walk kthe weather report from the race
~!~- ~ . course for the first annual Lawyers'
SA blond bandit who tried to hold Club B.V.D. Run, which was won
up Miss Marjorie Western, 35, as ; 1 ht k~ Tu
Michigan Trackmen Given Edge
in 'Only Home Meet
By John S. Townsend
Michigan and Illinois once again,
renew their rivalry of the cinder
paths when the Ilini encounter the
Wolverine thinclads this afternoon
on Ferry field in the only home ap-
pearance of the Maize and Blue this
season. The meet, which is one of
the high spots of the spring home-
coming programi is scheduled to
start at 2:30.
Today's meet will be more than
just a renewal of rivalry between
the two schools, it will also see
TENNIS MEET CANCELED
The tennis match scheduled
between Michigan and Western
State at Kalamazoo today has
been called off because of the
the state of the courts there,
Franklin Cappon, the assistant
athletic director, announced
late last night.
Charlie Hoyt, the Wolverine men-
tor, and Harry Gill, the tutor of
the Illini, matched against each
other again. These two Big Ten-
coaches are among the foremost
master minds of the track game.
In the matter of past perfor-
mances Michigan holds a slight
edge over the fighting Illini. Hoyt
will endeavor to retain this narrow
margin of supremacy while Gill will
be striving to even up the past rec-
ord between the two teams. At pre-
sent Michigan holds eight wins over
the Indians in outdoor competition
while their rivals have captured
Both schools have always been
represented by strong teams on the
track and on the field, but this year
the Illini do not boast toge strength
of former years and the Wolverines
have been handicapped by injur-
ies and poor weather conditions.
Harry Gill's men hold the advant-
age of greater competition this
spring as they have already com-
peted in two meets, the Kansas and
(Continued on Page 6.)
POSTPONED BY RAIN'
Frosh Yank Plow
From Sophs, But
Games End in Tie
From the banks of the Huron
river to the center of the campus
a plow and harrow were dragged
yesterday amid the shouts of sev-
eral hundred freshmen.
They were symbols of victory,
first the property of the class of '34.
But to the victors, 'tis said, belong
the spoils, and so, on the end of a
rope, the plow and harrow were
dragged from the river's edge to the
campus-prizes that were attached
to the rope which the freshmen
succeeded in wresting fron the
sophomores in the free-for-all tug-
of-war in the first of the spring
But the freshmen didn't win.
Neither did the sophomores. The
games yesterday ended in a tie, 2
to 2. The class of '34 had won the
first two50-man tug-of-war events,
giving the second-year class two
points. The final event, the free-
for-all, gave the freshmen two.
points. The freshmen were disqual-
ified by the judges in the second
event for having more than 50 men
on the rope.
The games were the best, both in
spirit and in competition, that have
been seen here in recent years. The
climax came in the free-for-all,
when the freshmen swept across
the river and engaged the sopho-
mores in a hand-to-hand battle.
The fight started when the fresh-
men, unable to pull the sophomores
in the river after hauling in some
40 or 50 feet of rope, started across
to the opposite side to learn the
reason why the sophomores would-
n't budge. They soon learned the
cause. On the end of the rope was
a plow and a harrow, the plow deep
in the ground and logs blocking the
Ten minutes later, the plow and
harrow were dragged across thea
river, up to the road at the bridge,
down the road to State street, and
then to the campus.
This morning the games will be
resumed. Four events are sched-
uled for 10. o'clock at South Ferry,
field-an obstacle race, cane spree,
hog tying contest, and pillow fight.
The flag pole rush this year has
ARE TO, SPEAK
Will Hold Exercises
at Sleepy Hollow
at '8 o'Clock.
Hundreds of returning alumni
were guests of the University and
Ann Arbor yesterday during the
first day of the second annual
Spring Homecoming. Although
they were unable to witness the
traditional Cap Night ceremony,
postponed because of storms,
plans have been made to hold the
sam'e program for their entertain-
The exercises will begin at 8
o'clock in Sleepy Hollow. The same
speakers who were to talk last
night have been secured. Edward
Kuhn, '32, recording secreIry of
the Union, will be the toastmaster,
and Edward J. McCormick, '32,
president of the Student Council,
Kenneth M. Stevens, 116L, promi-
nent Detroit attorney, and Fielding
H. Yost will'be the speakers. Coach
Yost will also award "M' blankets
to men who have made at least two
varsity letters during their college
Worley To Talk.
Besides Cap Night, the main
events on the program today are:
the dual track meet between Mich-
igan and Illinois, which will be held
at 2 o'clock on Ferry field, an ad-
dress at 2 o'clock in Natural Science
auditorium by Prof. John S. Worley,
of the engineering department, on
the "Antiquity of New Things,"
Michigan national intercollegiate
championship swimming team, who
will present a unique water carnival
at 4 o'clock in the Intramural pool,
and the annual Union fathers' and
sons' banquet will be held at 6:15
o'clock in the main assembly room.
Speakers at the banquet- will be
President Alexander G. Ruthven,
Regent R. Perry Shorts, of Grand
Rapids, and Justice Louis Fead, of
the State Supreme court.
Other events today are a moth-
crs' and daughters' banquet whihh
will be held at 1 o'clock in the
League, a women's bridge tea spon-
sored by Wyvern and Mortarboard
to be held at 2 o'clock in the Lea-
gue, and a concert by the Varsity
band, the Men's Glee club, and the
Women's Glee club, which will'be
held at 8:30 o'clock in Hill auditor-
To Hold Open Houses.
Throughout the day, the engi-
necung school open house, the ex-
hibit at ~ iie University museum, the
art dis:bo at Alumni Memorial
hall, and the inspection trips
through Michigan's athletic plant
and $175,000 Press building, will
Tomorrow there will be specially
conducted tours of the University
at 1 and 3 o'clock, the William
Clements library will continue to be
open for inspection, and President
R~uthven and Mrs. Ruthven will be
at home to visitors between 3 and
Pollock Writes Book
on European Politics
"Money and Politics Abroad" is
the title of a book written by Prof.
James K. Pollock, of the political
science department, recently pub-
lished by the Alfred A. Knopf com-
In it Professor Pollock sets forth
abundant evidence that much
larger sums of money are raised
and spent in European political
eamnaion th n. t-nrwmh, ivnm1
Cap Night Is Postponed
Pitchers Star as Gophers and
Hoosiers Win Games With
First Inning Sprees.
IOWA CITY, Ia., May 6.-(IP)--
The Big Ten baseball game between
Michigan and Iowa here was called
off today because of rain.
EVANSTON, Ill., MayN .--(P)--
Wilf red Mattson, held Northwest-
ern to four hits today as Minnesota
defeated the Wildcats, 5 to 2, in a
Slater Loses Fight
to Cleveland Boxer
(Special to The Daily)
NEW YORK, May 6. - Jack
Slater, University of Michigan
heavyweight, was eliminated in
the semifinal round of the Na-
tional A.A.U. boxing champion-
ships tonight. George Schultz,
of Cleveland, to whom Slater
lost the decision, was defeated by
Jack Beery, 20-year-old Los An-
geles high school boy, in the
Western conference baseball game.
The Gophers bunched their hits
ciff Lefty Harris in the firsit and
sixth innings to win their second
game in three starts. It was North-
'xnln-l rl ~^ --f-
tonight by Acting Chairman Crisp.I
Crisp called the Committee at'
the request of Rep. Patman, Texas
Democrat, who urged reconsidera-
tion of the Committee procedure in
voting to make unfavorable reports
to the House on the new money
This procedure would delay the
opportunity for bonus advocates to
force a House vote through a dis-
charge petition. Patman wants the
Committee simply to reject the bills
so that he can file a petition and
force a House vote by May 23.
Unless the Committee changes
its actions or Congress meets after
t1, nnrixnr nr h n : F f 11 -
she walked along Oxford Rd., be-
tween Hill and Washtenaw Ave. late
last night was frustrated in his at-
tempt when the girl screamed and
frightened him away.
The would-be holdup man drove
up in a car, followed Miss Western
for a few steps, and clapped his'
hand over her mouth, but she freed-
herself by biting him.
in Forensic Contest
CLEVELAND, May 6.-(/P)-Jay
Stillwell of Northwestern uni-
last n ght by tuartt a. dner, westerns fourtda U e e a t in ive
'33L, amid the cheers of members games.
of the club and of Martha Cook Score by innings:
dormitory.Minnesota . .. 300 002 000- 5 7 1
dormitory Nothwestern 000 000 101- 2 4 2
The event was instigated by a Mattson and Hannon; Harris and
$1.29 bet made with Redner by aIPotter.
BOYS MEET TODA9Yi
Third Annual Older Boys' MeetI
ing to Open at St. Andrews
Parish This Morning.
Beginning at 9 o'clock this morn-
ing, more than 200 young men of
the Episcopal diocese of Michigan,
attending the third annual older
boys convention, will convene in St.
Andrew's parish where, at that
time, devotions will open the sec-
ond day of the three-day conven-
On the program this morning is
a speech to be delivered at 9:15 by
Rev. H. H. Lumpkin, rector of Grace
church, Madison, Wis., on "Areas
of Conflict in the Life of Youth
number of his confreres in the
Lawyers' club. Redner will be re-
membered as the gentleman who
recently achieved nation-wide not-
oriety when he made a remark to
Gov. Wilber M. Brucker which
proved, according to Redner, that
busy executives pay no attention to
remarks made casually to them.
nn +s o --r tha ctnkPCfn.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., May 6.-
UP)-Indiana evened its baseball
series with Ohio State today, Cap-
tain Wright besting Wrigley in a
pitching duel, 5 to 4.
Three iB and three walks off
Wrigley in the first inning after
two were down brought four runs.j
The winning tally came in the sec-'
r-i when , nni' ,zinc pi an t ip -