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VOL. XLII. No. 164.




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SM ITH P QO Aged Capt.aRobert Dollar fs;Dead; ;ES
S~iI PRVS Called 'Grand Old Man of Pacific' A COUHNCIL AP !ROVES e 11 'I'F l ,


L SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 16. -
(AP) - Robert Dollar, shipping mag-
X nate extraordinary, who made the
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Soak Capital and You
Soak Labor' Is

Tax on Beer and Wines
and Modification
NEW YORK, May 16.-()-
Alfred E. Smith, candidate for
the Democratic presidential nom-
ination, tonight advocated the
passage of the manufacturers'
sales tax.
The "happy warrior" of New
York Democracy, who to date
has 46 convention votes pledged
to him, took a positive stand on
the sales, tax and many other
governmental matters in an ad-
dress in which he outlined a
"financial program for the present
lie attacked opponents of the
sales tax for a slogan he said had
been attributed to them by the
press-"in order to make up the
deficient, soak the rich."
"Soak capital and you will soak
labor," Smith said in his rebuttal,
"The demagogues won't agree to
that, but it's true just the same."
Outlines Program.
The congressional program that
Smith outlined in the address
broadcast over a nationWide net-
work, was:
1. Pass the sales tax.
2. Slash to "the extreme limit"
all unnecessary appropriations of
public money.
3. Empower the president to
make an "immediate consolidation
o governmenta ,ctivitI-s- d ,
bureaus and inother ways to re-
duce the cost of government."
4. Halt the passage of more
veterans' legisla on; refuse to pass
the "obnoxious" onus bill; appoint
a committee to list what special
acts and appropriations concern-
ing veterans should be repealed to
restore "the original Wilson princi-
Suggests Bond Issue.
5. Modify thd Volstead act and
tax beer and light wines.
6. Authorize a Federal bond is-
sue to make possible: an epanded
program of Federal improvements;
additional highway aid to the
States; loans to limited divided
corporations for the construction of
low cost housing, and purchase by
the federal government of state
and municipal bonds issued to
finance local public works of long
life and permanent value.
7. Defeat Pres. Hoover's three-.
point Federal relief program (which
Smith criticized minutely).
Would Aid Employment.
8. Give the President a "free
hand to provide aid for productive
public works of states and munici-
palities, as well as for additional
Federal projects, which will bring
about the early employment of a
large number of men.
9. Empower the President to
prolong, if necessary, the morator-
ium extended to debtor nations
"until a real solution can be reach-
ed." -
10. Discourage and avoid "in
every possible way all blocs, cabals,
insurgencies and mug-wump tac-
tics, by whatever name they may be
called, which increased the Depres-
sion, unsettled business, and also
endangered our credit at home and
Gritta Gradova, Featured Pianist,
Will Present Recital
Tomorrow Night.
Ann Arbor's thirty-ninth annual

May Festival, known throughout
the country as the premier musical
gathering of the month, will open
tomorrow night at Hill Auditorium
with the presentation of Haydn's
choral work, "Creation," and a re-

Ills u ru emar in por s L
world around, died of bronchial
pneumonia at his home here today.
He was in his eighty-ninth year
and almost to the end dictated the
policies of the vast ship lines bear-
ing his name.
Flags on State and municipal
buildings were dropped to half-staff
as news of his death became known
-unusual recognition for a private
citizen-and standards of ships in
San Francisco Bay rendered like
tribute at the passing of "the grand
old man of the Pacific."
Funeral services will be held here
Wednesday from the first Presby-
terian Church of San Rafael, of
which Capt. Dollar was a member.
The chimes he gave the church
Custard Pie Winner
in Fight of Century
Tables Turned as Pastry Wins

years ago in memory of his daugh-
ter, Mrs. Grace Dollar Dickson,
will sound his dirge.
Capt. Dollar had been ill two
weeks. He was taken sick after a
visit to a nearby town, where he'
had addressed a meeting of young
people in his characteristic manner,
advising them hard work, and
plenty of it, was the lodestar to
"Work keeps a man in good
health," he was fond of saying, "and
when a man has good health he
keeps at work. My rule for long
life is moderation in all things.
Clean habits, clean thoughts, plenty,
of exercise, fresh air and sunshineI
and plenty of work. And last but
most important, fear God and keep
his commandments."
It was Capt. Dollar's personality
and career that inspired the novel-
ist, Peter B. Kyne, to write many
stirring stories of trade at sea,
whose hero was "Cappy Ricks."
These rules Capt. Dollar kept
with the traditional tenacity of the
Scotsman, for he was Scotch by
birth, the son of a lumber dealer.
His father took to drink after the
death of Robert Dollar's mother,
and the young man determined
that he would never drink liquor. It
is largely because of this doggedi
resolution that the ships of the
Dollar lines, - although touchinng
some of the alcoholically wettest
spots on the globe, sold no liquor.
Old Tradition to Be Revived; Ball
Will Be Held From 10
to 3 o'Clock.

First Contest in History.
A freshman and a piece of cus-
tard pie went to the mat at the Phi
Kappa Sigma house last night and
the freshman, George Wolfe, '35A,
came out second best when his op-
ponefht got a head-lock on him and
sent him to the Health Service with
a dislocated jaw.
According to witnesses, Wolfe was
way ahead and victory seemed cer-
tain, when the pie-eating contest
being conducted among the Phi
Kappa Sigma neophytes was sud-
denly interrupted by the inability
of one of the principals to proceed.
Wolfe stood, witnesses declare, on
the brink of success, and the pie
hung on the brink of his gaping
Mumbling incoherently, it is al-
leged, he was transported to the in-
firmary, where it was not until his
molars snapped together with a re-
assuring click that he was again ar-
ticulate. Wolfe denied that he was
in pain. He is said to have won a
moral victory.
'Big Brothers' of Fresh Air Camp
to Meet Tonight to Plan
Winter Contacts.
Students interested in working
after the close of the season with
boys who attend the University
Fresh Air camp have been invited
to attend a meeting at 7:30 o'clock
tonight in Lane hall. Those inter-
ested in this sort of social work will
act as "big brothers" to boys sent
by charitable agencies that take
part in the camp work.
This is the second meeting of this
nature that has been held. Prof.
Ferdinand N. Menefee of the Engin-
eering college and George Alder,
next summer's head of the camp,
along with 15 students, was pres-
ent last week. Plans will be form-
ulated tonight as to methods of
contacting boys during the summer
and keeping in touch with them
during the following winter.
"One hundred Northwestern uni- I
versity students participate i n
weekly programs of this kind," said
Jule Ayers, '33, president of the
Student C h.r i s t i a n association
"They have their own settlement;
we hope to establish something
similar at Michigan."

Tickets for the Senior Ball will be
n sale to Seniors at the Union from
9 o'clock until 3 o'clock Tuesday
and Thursday, and from 2 o'clock
unttil 4 o'clock Monday, Wednes-
day and Friday, it was announced
yesterday by the Senior Ball com-
mittee on tickets. According to
members of the committee more
than half of the tickets have al-
ready been sold. The sale is still
strictly limited to members of the
Senior class.
Special favors are being designed
by Burr, Patterson and Auld com-
pany in the form of modelled
plaques bearing images of the Wil-
liam Clements library. Favors may
be obtained next week by present-
ing the ticket stub at Burr Patter-
son's store at Forest and South
University streets.
The committee on arrangements
has decided to revive a tradition by
holding the dance from 10 o'clock
until 3 o'clock. 3:30 late permis-
sion will be granted University wo-
Isham Jones and his band, who
will furnish music for the dance,j
have played collegiate engagements
during the past month at Indiana,
Penn State, Syracuse, Cornell, and
North Carolina, it was learned.
They have also furnished music at
the Kit-Kat club in London;
Schroeder hotel, Milwaukee; Col-
lege Inn, Chicago; Palais d'Or, New
York; and the Gibson hotel in Cin-
cinnati. Some of the popular
pieces which oJnes has composed
are "What's the Use," "You're Just
A Dream Come True," "I'll See You
In My Dreams,' "I Keep Remem-
bering Someone I Should Forget,"
and "It Had To Be You."
The ball, which is to be a summer'
formal, will be held May 27 at the
Union. +

Recommends Reduction in Taxes
on Real ;state; Accepts
Verner Appointment.
Verner Becpmnes City Treasurer
After elay in Fixing
Salary of, Office.
The Common Council at its reg-
ular meeting last night unanimous-
ly adopted the city budget of $478,-
665.73 which was (prepared by the
budget committee and approved a
week ago by the council as a com-
mittee of the whole. It also passed
a resolution recommending a re-
duction of 15 percent in real estate
taxes; and confirmed the mayor's
appoin tment of William F. Verner
as city treasure]r.
Representatives of the Ann Arbor
Taxpayers' league, the Real Estate
board and the Manufacturers as-
sociation met with the budget com-
mittee and the rest of the council
before the council meeting to dis-
cuss further possible reductions of
$80,000, but no action was taken. It
was brought out that the appropri-
ation of $24,000 to the poor fund
would be supplemented by general
revenues during the year.
IDistribution Listed.
The budget as adopted is $90,509
lower than it 'was last year. $45,-
242 will be devoted to general ad-
ministration, $43,313 t o public
works, $30,701 to sanitation and
health, $182,380 to city funds, in-
cluding fire, police, poor relief,
streets, sidewalks and parks; $172,-
669.73 for fixed charges including
interest on bonds, and $2,360 for the
purchase of a city dumping ground
on Dewey street.
The resolution in regard to tax
reduction read as follows: "Resolv-
ed, that the common coumcil recom-.
mend that the city assessor make a
general reduction 15 percent, in.
the assessments of real estate in
the city."
Schlenker Favors Wurster.
The council approved William F.
Verner's appointment as city treas-
urer by a vote of nine to six. Alder-
men voting in his favor were Burr,
Hollands, Lucas, Winney, Paton,
Faust, Whaley, Young and McDon-
ald, while those opposed were
Schlenker, Kurtz, Thomas, Ager,
Staffan and Hoppe. The appoint-
ment had been delayed for weeks
due to the delay in fixing the treas-
urer's salary which was lowered
from last year's figure. Alderman
Schlenker declared the city should
reappoint Ernest M. Wurster, pres-
ent treasurer, at the former salary.
A petition signed by Alpha Zeta
club of Kappa Sigma asking that
the grade of the sidewalk abutting
on their prpperty be changed to
make possible a driveway from
Washtenaw avenue, was referred to
the sidewalk committee.
To Show Sound Movies
of Glass Production
"Making Safety Glass, Plate, and
Window Glass," one of the first in-
dustrial sound movies ever pro-
duced, will be presented at 4:15 to-
day in the Natural Science auditor-
ium by the Libby, Owens, and Ford
company of Toledo, under the aus-
pices of Delta Sigma Pi, profession-
al business administration frater-
nity. There will be no admission




for Board in Control.

Appointments to senior positions of the student publications for
next year were made yesterday by the Board in Control of Student
Publications. Frank B. Gilbreth, Benjamin C. McFate, and Edward
S. McKay were named managing editors of The Daily, Michiganen-
sian and Gargoyle respectively, while Byron C. Vedder, John A.
Carstens, and Willam F. Elliott were appointed business managers
of the three publications.


A ssociatediPress
Stuyosh~i Tntikai

Suzuki to Become Party Leader
Today; Masaki Named
New Minister.
TOKYO, May 16.-(IP)-Kisaburo
Suzuki, home minister, accepted the
presidency of the Seiyukai (gov-
ernment) party today and thus
became virtually certain of suc-
ceeding the assassinated Suyoshi
Inukai as Japan's premier.
His informal agreement to fill the
late premier's place in the Seiyu-
kai's leadership averted dissensions
that threatened to split the ruling
party. Elder men of the party, who
decided to support him, persuaded
Takejiro Tokonami, railway min-
ister, another possible candidate,
to give up his ambition for the
presidency early today.
Mr. Suzuki will be formally in-
stalled as president of the party at
a mass meeting of the Seiyukai's
parliamentary members this after-
noon. It was taken for granted that
he would be the next premier in
accordarce with Japanese custom
which hands that post to the lead-
er of the dominant party.
Fascism Suffers.
Fascism in Japan apparently suf-
fered a setback when as a result of
Premier Inukai's assassination the
military council decided yesterday
to replace Gen. Sadao Araki, lead-
ing nationalist, as minister of war.
Lieut.-Gen. Jinzaburo Masaki, a
vice-chief of the army general
staff, was chosen by the military
council to take over the war port-
folio regardless of whether the
cabinet under Acting Premier Ko-
rekiyo Takahashi eventually stands
or falls.
Tokyo was guarded by police re-
serves against. a terror plot of 18
young army and navy cadets to
seize the capitol after its outbreak,
but it apparently had collapsed
with the assassination yesterday of
the 77-year-old premier, foe of
militarism and veteran represent-
ative of government in Japan, and
a series of shootings and bombings.
Michigan's Balanced Strength
Is Factor in Defeat of
Unbeaten Squad.
(special to The Daily)
KALAMAZOO, May 16.-The Uni-
versity of Michigan tennis team
nosed out a previously unbeaten
Western State teachers college out-
fit 4-3 in a dual meet here today.
Captain Ryan and Bob Clarke
paired together to defeat Laevin
and Sorenson in the decisive dou-
bles match after they had both
been beaten earlier by the same
men in the singles.
Both teams displayed brilliant
tennis, but the Kalamazoo teach-
ers, who had won all of their first
seven starts, could not cope with
the superior balanced strength of
the Wolverines.
Sorenson (WS) d. Ryan (M) 2-6,
6-2, 6-3
Laevin (WS) d. Bob Clarke (M)
P- 2_c 'Q P0


At the same meeting Harry R,
T. Brown, Charles M. Rush, Geor
and Kenneth Yourd were nomin
members of the Board. Three of
Two Die in Attempt
to Gather Scientific
Data on Mt. M'Kinley

FAIRBANKS, Alaska, May 16. -
(/P) - An expedition to "trap" the
cosmic ray on Mt. McKinley, high-
est peak on the North American
Continent, ended in the death of
Allen Carpe, 36 years old, New York
engineer, and Theodore Koven, 28,
a member of his party.
Word of their fate was telephon-
ed here today by Harry J. Leik, sup-
erintendent of Mt. McKinley Na-
tional Park, who, with A. D. Lind-
ley, of Minneapolis, and two others,
was returning from the first scal-
ing of both peaks of the huge
mountain, and the first successful
climb of the South Peak of McKin-
ley since that of Archdeacon Hud-
son Stuck and Harry Karstens in
Falls into Crevasse.
The superintendent said Koven
apparently had fallen into a crev-
asse and climbed out again, despite
serious injuries, but died of expos-
ure. Carpe also fell'into the crev-
asse, he said, but his body was not
An attempt was made to carry
Koven's body down the mountain.
This was abandoned after Ranger
Grant Pearson fell 40 feet and was
Lower down on the peak, the
Leik-Lindley party met E. P. Beck-
with and Percy T. Olton, Jr., who,
with Nicholas Spadevecckia, were
landed on Muldrow Glacier early
this month to join Carpe and Kov-
en in the expedition to measure the
cosmic ray. All three are from New
Northwestern 10, Missouri 7
Physical Eds 11, Hops 7
Phi Kappa Tau 0, Delta Tau
Delta 1
Alpha Sigma Pi 4, Alpha Kappa
Psi 1
Alpha Kappa Lambda 1, Phi
Kappa Sigma 3
Economics 0, Swimming Club 1
Chemistry 6, Education 4
Pi Kappa Alpha 0, Phi Lambda
Kappa 1
Phi Kappa 3, Theta Psi 9
Phi Beta Delta 0, Delta Alpha
Epsilon ,1
Phi Gamma Delta 12, Alpha Chi
Rho 9
Phi Kappa Psi 19, Kappa Delta
Rho 0
WASHINGTON, May 16. - (P) -
With bi-partisan support w i t h
which leaders expect to drive the
billion-dollar tax bill through the
Senate intact, opponents today
were thrown back in the first as-
The Couzens amendment to in-
voke wartime levies on big incomes
was lost with votes to spare, the
unity renewing hopes that early
disposition might be made of the
budget-balancing legislation.
Simultaneously, however, t h e
threat of a summer session after
the national conventions to enact
the farm relief measures emerged
with the backing of three large or-
ganizations of farmers - the Na-
tional Grange, the Farmer's Union,.
and the National Farm Bureau Fed-


Z. Begley, Vernon Bishop, William
rge R. Squibb, George A. Stauter,
ated for the positions of student
these seven will be elected by the
students at the annual All-Cam-
pus election this month.
Besides appointing the editors of
the publications, the Board made
one change in the organization of
The Daily. The offices of city editor
and news editor were combined, as
were those of managing editor and
editorial director. The only other
senior positions which are yet to
be filled are those of city editor,
sports editor and women's editor.
The new editors will make their
senior and junior appointments
later this week, it was learned last
The Board also resolved that in
the future not less than six nor
more than nine students should be
nominated for election to the three
student positions on the Board.
Member of Sphinx.

Gilbreth, a junior from Mont-
clair, N.J., has worked on The Daily
for three semesters as a reporter
and one as night editor. He is a
member of Alpha Delta Phi, Sphinx,
and Sigma Delta Chi. Vedder, of
Adrian, worked on The Daily for
three semesters as a tryout and two
as advertising service manager,
McFate, whose home is in Oil
City, Pa., has worked on the 'Ensian
five semesters, two of them as fea-
ture editor. He is a member of Phi
Gamma Delta, Sigma Delta Chi,
and Sphinx. Carstens, of Michigan
City, Id., worked this year as ac-
counts manager of the 'Ensian, and
has had three semesters as a try-
out. He is a member of Phi Kappa
McKay, of Ann Arbor, worked for
two years on the 'E{nslan editorial
staff, and was associate editoriof
the Gargoyle last year. He is a
member of Delta Phi and Sigma
Delta Chi. Elliott has been a mem-
ber of the Gargoyle business staff
for five semesters. He lives in In-
dianapolis, and is a members of
Sigma Chi,
Of the men nominated for the
Board in Control, Stauter, Begley,
Bishop and Brown have worked on
The Daily. Squibb and Yourd on
the 'Ensian, and Rush on the Gar-

and Elliott Will Direct
7 Are Nominated

Tracy to Speak to Case C
Contestants; Awards
to Be Gvene



Eva LeGallienne Praises Dramatic


Eva LeGallienne, director of the
New York Repertory theatre, ex-
pressed her interest in the 1932
Dramatic Season, which opens
Monday evening in the Lydia Men-
delssohn theatre, in a telegram
which Robert Henderson received
from her today. "Please accept my
personal congratulations,' the wire
read, "for the extraordinary plays
and players assembled in your Dra-
imtic Festival at Ann Arbor. It is
my deep regret that I cannot be
with you this year because of my
doctor's orders for complete rest.
Perhaps another season we shall do
some production together."
Miss LeGallienne was recently
severely injured in a gasoline ex-
The box-office sale of season
tickets and single seats for the en-
tire Dramatic Season opens this

The entire cast of "There's Al-a
ways Juliet" arrived in Ann Arbor
Saturday and intensive rehearsals
are now in full swing. Both Miss
Heming and Lester Vail have ex-
pressed their delight with the
splendid equipment of the Mendels-
sohn theatre.
In order to assure a polished
opening performance of "There's
Always Juliet" on Monday evening,
the play will be presented in the
Civic theatre at Kalamazoo o n
Saturday night, May 21. The Kala-
mazoo performance is under the
auspices of the Kalamazoo Civic
Theatre. F i n a 1 rehearsals of
"There's Always Juliet" will be held
in Ann Arbor on Sunday evening.
Students in the Play Production
courses, as well as those working
for the Hopwood awards under
Prof. Kenneth Rowe and Prof. Ben-
nett Weaver, who have obtained

Arbor Art Association.
Geoffrey Kerr, distinguished Eng-
lish leading man, who will be star-
red the third week of the Dramat-
ic Season in Philip Barry's "The
Animal Kingdom," has also been
persuaded to co-star with Violet
Kemble-Cooper the week of June 13
in Paul Osborne's "The Vinegar
Tree." Mr. Kerr will play the role
of the lover, originally created in.
New York by Warren William. This
will bring Geoffrey Kerr, Miss
Cooper -and Glenn Hunter together
in the repertory schedule during the
last two weeks of the Dramatic
The nimsical director for the sea-
son will be Stanley Fletcher, for
three years a Fellow of the Juillard
Foundation in the University School
of Music. Mr. Fletcher has studied
under Guy Maier and is well known
as a concert pianist in the east and

Recognition and honor to the
students who have participated in
the case club competition will be
officially tendered by the Law
school at a banquet to be held to-
night at the Lawyers' club.
Prof. John E. Tracy, of the law
school who joined the faculty in the
fall of last year will be the prin-
cipal speaker. Professor Tracy has
chosen as his subject, "The Famous
Case of Arnold, the Miller."
125 Law students who have been
in the competition will attend the
banquet, which will be the occasion
for the presentation of gold medal-
lions to the finalists in the junior
competition, subscriptions to the
law review for the freshmen final-
ists, and other awards to the losers
of the junior semi-finalists.
Paul Kauper, chairman of the
work this year will be toastmaster.
Dean Henry M. Bates will give a
short talk.
fJo fsie' Scans Rogue's
Gallery for Criminal
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