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The Bank Holiday
Comstock; W. Randol:
Vs. The Economists.

No, 97



N - U U

ut Rush

An Editorial

Are Surprised By
by' Of Public And
tce Of Fear
ature Plans
Banking Rules
Greatly Increase
no's Powers In
vial Emergency
or banks, opened yester-
limited basis, experienced
ble and nothing resemb-
lesale raid for cash which
e been expected under the
ces. There were no dis-
the whole atmosphere of
ned institutions described
vals to the limit of $20 per
e allowed under the spe-
tions and deposits were
ed in the regular manner
eated as temporary place-
cash. These placements
out $100 although some
n much higher.
icials reported that they
repared for the "apathy"
stomers. The day's busi-
red to be no more than
e average day. Amounts
trust apparently equalled
drawn. Demands for
e not particularly heavy.
the banks are open for a
siness to depositors they
nable to cash checks for,
'he Western Union Tele-1
pany and the Postal Tele-
pany have announced that
rs received at their offices
d in cash, and the post-
cash postal money orders.
n has announced that
bhe exact amlount will be

Prices are down. The buying power of the dollar has
increased. Food is cheaper; rent is cheaper; taxis are cheaper;
movies are cheaper.
But it still costs a half a dollar to get a haircut in Ann
College boys are suckers. They don't know the value
of money.
This seems to be the slogan that barbers in the campus
area have adopted. In every other town in the state haircuts
have come down to 35, 25, and 15 cents. Evidently these
prices allow fair profits.
There is no barbers' association in Ann Arbor. At least,
there is no organization that has that official name. But,
obviously, there is at least a tacit agreement among the various
establishments in the campus area and the majority of those
And, since haircuts have come to be viewed as necessities,
the price is kept artifically high and the students and faculty
There is one way to bring the price down to normal. That
is for students to have their tonsorial work done in their home
The loss of business to local shops would cause price com.
petition. And the barbers would be forced to change their
slogan about the college boys and suckers.

LANSING, Feb. 16.-V)- Gov.
Comstock and meinbers of the leg-
.islature today started building a leg-
islative structure to permit reopen-I
ing of banks throughout' the state.
Emergency measures may be pro-
posed Friday to the legislature, giv-
ing the governor broad powers to
allow banks to reopen at the end
of the eight-day holiday with limited
withdrawals of deposits. The private
corporations committee of the house,
with Ferris H. Fitch, the governor's
legal advisor, representatives of the
attorney general's office banker and
lawyer members of .the legislature
was in a closed conference Thursday
night considering two major propos-
One was that a resolution be of-
fered in the legislature Friday morn-,
ing, declaring an emergency exists,
providing for a fact-finding body to
omcially report such an emergency
and giving the governor almost un-
limited powers to regulate bank oper-
ations during the emergency. A reso-
lution of this kind could be rushed
through the legislature early next
week, prior to the expiration of the]
moratorium. If this plan is follow-
ed the governor probably would issue
another proclamation, backed by the
legislature's finding that such action
is necessary, declaring precisely the,
manner in which banks might re-
The other was a law patterned af-
ter that in the state of Iowa. It
would give .the state banking com-
missioner power to assume control
of the affairs of any bank upon the
application of the board of directors
and the approval of the governor.
Vivian, Cohen
Given Lead In
(da Gabler'
Vivian Cohen, '33, who had the
part of "Daisy" in "The Adding Ma-
chine," will have the title role in
Play Production's forthcoming pro-
duction of Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda
Gabler," Valentine B. Windt, direc-
tor of Play Production, announced
yester day.
Eilert Lovborg will be portrayed by
Charles Harrell, '34, the part of Mrs.
Elvsted will be taken by Mary Pray,
'34, and George Tesman, Hedda's
husband, will be played by Edwardl
Freed, Grad.

Barbers Differ
Over Possible
ICut In Prices
Meeting Of Boss Barbers
Decides To Keep Fifty-
Cent Price For Adults
Although several b o s s barbers
around the campus claim that there
will be no reduction in the price of
haircuts, others indicated yesterday
that a lowering of rates is inevitable.
At a recent meeting of he boss
barbers, it was agreed upon that the
price of haircuts for adults would
remain at fifty cents, while children
under 12 would be charged only
twenty-five. Some barbers reported
an increase of business in children's
haircuts immediately after the prices
went down.
Complaints have been numerous
during the last month about the high
cost of haircuts in Ann Arbor. Sur-
rounding towns have lowered their
prices to 35, 25 and 15 cents to meet
the demands of the depression-hit
Claim Rents Still High
The chief argument put forth by
the barber is that their rent and
other expenses have remained the
same, the rent of some shops cost-
ing as much as $125 a month. With
the large overheads, they claim it
is impossible to reduce prices and re-
main in. business.
One barber admitted, however, that
he believed there would be an in-,
crease in business, if the prices were
lowered, as many students have their
barber work done when they visit
their home towns over the week-ends.
Another stated that his landlord
reduce the rent if the price of barber
would reduce the rent if the price of
barber work is reduced, but not until
Too Many Shops
There are now 15 shops within the
campus district, which, according
to the consensus of opinion, is too
many for the number of customers.
Several barbers stated that they did
not believe there would be any in-
crease in business, if the prices were
The recent damaging of barber
shops in Detroit as a result of price
wars was mentioned by some as the
reason why they would not act in
violation of the barbers agreement
to keep prices up, although they ad-
mitted that they were too high.
Haircuts at the Union, although
the cash price is if fifty-cents, can
be obtained at forty-one cents, if
coupons are used. If the prices are
lowered to thirty-five cents, however,
the coupons may not be accepted,
it was learned yesterday.
Bank Holiday Cuts Sale
Of Licenses 90 Per Cent
The bank holiday has had an as-
tonishing effect upon the sale of li-
cense plates in Ann Arbor, it was re-
ported yesterday at the Chamber of
Commerce Budng. Mrs. Ellailn. n

Rapp Plans To
Drop Charges
In Torch Case
Katherine Keller Should
Be Freed, Prosecutor
Here Believes.
After a conference with the attor-
ney general in Lansing Wednesday,
Prosecutor Albert Rapp yesterday
announced that he would file papers
to dismiss charges against Katherine
Keller, Ypsilanti woman convicted
as an accessory after the fact in the
"torch murders." The attorney gen-
eral advised such action, Prosecutor
Rapp said.
The nol-pross papers will be filed
"as soon as I can get to it," Rapp
said. He has been considering -such
action for some time, he added, be-
cause of a report he had received
from the Detroit House of Correction
stating that Miss Keller had been a
model prisoner.
Deputy sheriffs at the county jail,
where Miss Keller has been kept since
her return from Detroit, said that
they were glad to hear of the prose-
cutor's action. Miss Keller's attitude
has changed completely during her
stay in the Detroit House of Correc-
tion, they said.
The Ypsilanti woman was returned
to the county jail when the Supreme
Court ordered a new trial, declaring
that testimony introduced into the
first trial was irrelevant. Miss Kel-
ler's part in the crime was to wash
the bloody clothes of Fred Smith,
one of the slayers, and to refrain
from divulging Smith's guilt to the
Hough To Talk
Before Student
Gathering Here
Former N. U. President
Will Speak On Religion
At S. C. A. Convocation
Dr. Lynn Harold Hough, former
president of Northwestern Univer-
sity and ex-president of the Detroit
Council of Churches, will deliver the
address "Religion in Our Day; Its
Task" at 7:30 p. in. Sunday in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatrebefore the all-
University convocaion being spon-
sored by the Student Christian As-
Dr. Hough has held the pulpit in
several well-known churches, includ-
ing the Central Methodist Church in
In the field of education he has
been affiliated with several colleges,
rising to the presidency at North-
western University. He has received
degrees from Scio College, where he
graduated, New York University, Mt.
Tnion i OlnCnl .r Allnerhnn ('n rel I

Call Cermak's
Present State
Chicago Mayer Reported
'Resting Quietly' After
Miami Shooting
Zangara Charged
On Several Counts
President-Elect Tells Of
Affair As He Hurries
Back To North
MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 16.-()-Mayor
Anton J. Cermak "is resting quietly"
and his general condition is "very
satisfactory" said a bulletin issued
early tonight by physicians attend-
ing the Chicago mayor who was se-
riously wounded last night by Giu-
seppe Zangara when he attempted to
assassinate President-elect Roosevelt.
Signed by Drs. John W. Snyder, E.
D. Nichol and T. W. Huston, the bul-
letin, timed shortly after 6 p. m. said:
"Mayor Cermak is resting quietly
and sleeping at intervals. His pain
is less severe and his general condi-
tion very satisfactory. Pulse 88; tem-
perature 99; respiration 22."
MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 16.-()-Con-
certed action to bring to justice Giu-
seppe Zangara, curly-haired assassin,
was pressed by the state of Florida
tonight while Mayor Anton Cermak
of Chicago, one of five victims of
bullets intended for President-elect
Roosevelt, sent word to friends that
"I'm going to pull through for Chi-
At Cermak's hospital bed his se-
rious condition was described as un-
Meanwhile, as Roosevelt sped
northward to New York by train the
President-elect related graphic de-
tails of the attempted ss ssination
before massed thousands in Bay
Front park last night.
The assassin was charged with an
attempt to murder the next Presi-
dent of the United States in an in-
formation drawn by Charles A.
Morehead, county solicitor. Three
other similar charges were drawn
against the gunman, each carrying a
maximum penalty of 20 years in
state prison.
The bullets intended for Mr.
Roosevelt missed their mark and
dangerously wounded Mayor Cermak
and Mrs. Goe H. Gill of Miami, who
were standing nearby in a tremen-
dous crowd which had greeted Mr.
Roosevelt in Bay Front park after he7
landed from a fishing trip in nearby
Walz Indorsed
For Regeney;
Select Delegates To State,
Democratic Convention
At Lansing Next Friday
Washtenaw County Democrats, as-
sembled in the pre-primary conven-
tion of the party at the County
Building last night, indorsed William
Walz, Ann Arbor banker, for the post
of University regent, selected dele-
gates to the state convention and

listened to an address written by
George Burke, local attorney.
Thirty delegates and alternates
were chosen to represent the county
at Lansing on Feb. 24, when nomina-
tions for the regent post, two posi-
tions on the state board of agricul-
ture, state highway commissioner,
and superintendent of public instruc-
tion will be made.
The delegates chosen are the fol-
lowing: William Walz, chairman;
Gov. Williabi A. Comstock, William
Dawson, George Burke, Rolla Fris-
inger, Louis Burke, Arthur Lehmann,
William Clancy, Matthew Max, Lee
Dawson, Leslie Miller, Bert Schu-
macher, Horatio Abbot, George Beck-
with, William Murray, and Edward1
W. Staebler.
The alternates are: Conrad Leh-
mann, C. J. Wlaz, Leonard Sauer,
Ernst Wurster, Don McIntyre, Joseph
Gump, Owen Steffe, Mrs. George
Wild, Mrs. Arthur O'Neill, Albert
Parker, Mrs. Wesley Dawson, Harold
Golds, Robert Cavanaugh, M. G. Day,
and Frank Stampfier.

Highway Conference Ends
With Full Day; Ruthven
Greets Society
An un-scheduled speaker stole the
J show from politicians and profes-
sors at the closing banquet of the
Michigan Highway Conference last
night in the Union ballroom when
Horatio Earl, veteran Michigan road
expert, delivered an intense denunci-
ation of the present state policy of
diverting funds from the gasoline
tax income.
Known among state highway men
as the "father of good roads in
Michigan," Mr. Earl stated emphatic-,
ally, "all good road men are sorry
that the legislature saw fit to call the,
gas tax law a tax; it should be called]
a toll comparable to those collected
50 years ago. As one of the pioneer
members of the Michigan Good
Roads Association, I feel that every-
thing done with the gasoline tax'
money except building roads, whether
it be for the University expenses or
municipal governments cannot be+
called by a cleaner name than steal-
"The best thing I ever did was to
take the appointment of the State3
Highway Engineers out of the gov-,
ernor's hands. I used to be state
road commissioner myself, and I say
to everyone, let my department
alone." Mr. Earl was introduced by
Horatio J. Abbott, who spoke briefly
favoring the Iemocratic party before
presenting each speaker.
Prof. L. M. Gram, of the civil en-
gineering department, presided . and
introduced Mr. Abbott as toastmas-
ter. President Alexander G. Ruthveni
greeted the society for the University.I
After commenting caustically onl
the political turn that the banquet
had taken for the first time in his-
tory, Grover C. Dilltian, state high-
way commissioner, outlined the re-
tractions which will be necessary in
the highway program under the pres-
ent tax budget. "Voters who vision
40 or 50 millions of dollars going for1
new roads in the next year are draw-+
ing erroneous conclusions which may
prove exceedingly harmful," he stated.a
"After county appropriations, sink-
ing funds and maintenance costs are'
subtracted from the 38 million total,
we have at the very most but three
and a half millions for highway ex-
Taxpayers' organizations with their
new war cry of "Cut the tax rate..
We don't care where you make the
cut, but cut!" were seen as the po-
(Continued on Page 2)
Junior Case Clubs
Reach Semi-Finals
Subjects for the semi-finals in the
Junior Case Club competitions in the
Law School have been assigned and
those for the freshman finals are
being assigned yesterday and today,
it has been announced by Robert D.
Gordon, '33L., director of the com-
Cases in the junior semi-finals will
be decided March 8 while the fresh-
man finals will take place March 10.
In the junior semi-finals Holmes
club will be represented by Willard
Avery and Robert Kelb and Kent
Club by Jarl Andeer and Russell
Smith; Marshall Club by Nathan
Levy and Victor Rabinowitz, and
(Continued on Page 2) -

'Gas Tax Is
A Toll!' Says
Road Expert
Earl, 'Father Of Roads,'
Denounces Diversion Of
Funds To Other Uses _
Politics Dominate '

Over Thirty Tryouts
Report For Daily Staff
More than 30 tryouts for the
editorial and sports staffs of The
Daily attended a meeting held
yesterday afternoon at the Stu-
dent Publications Building on
Maynard street.
Another meeting for these men
and for any others who care to
try out will be held at 4 p. m.
tryouts for the business staff of
The Daily will be held Monday at
5 p. i., it was announced by
Byron C. Vedder, '33, business
manager; while women who want
to try out for the women's staff
will be given an opportunity
Wednesday at 4 p. m.

NIchioan State
Picks Former
Florida Coach
Charles W. Bachman To
Succeed Crowley; Has
Impressive Record
EAST LANSING, Feb. 16. - (A) --
Charles W. Bachman, former Uni-
versity of Florida gridiron mentor
was named head football coach at
Michigan State College today by the
State Board of Agriculture.
Bachman succeeds James H. Crow-
ley, who resigned some time ago to
accept an approximate $11,300 offer
at Fordham University. Crowley i
now in New York.
Bachman's appointment brings an-.
0 other great football coach to the
Michigan State campus. Starting his
s career as an asssitant coach at De-
pauw University in 1817, Bachman
moved on to greater fame at North-
western, Kansas State and Florida.
In 1919 Bachman was named head
coach at Northwestern University
The next eight years found him in
the same post at Kansas State Col-
lege, where he made his first bid for
national fame as a coach. His team
defeated Kansas for four consecutive
Bachman went to the University o
Florida in 1928 and remained there
through the last gridiron season. In
his first year, the Alligators were the
leading scorers of the nation. Florida
won victories over Georgia and
Georgia Tech during his regime for
the first time in history.
Two years ago Florida had its first
All-American in Van Sickle, an end
In addition to his coaching duties
Bachman is the author of a book on
the gridiron game. He is 40 years
old, married, and has three sons.
Schubert Music
Is Featured In
Onern Concert
Unique appreciation of musical and
dramatic values was displayed last
night by Sigrid Onegin, Swedish con-
tralto, who sang last night at Hill
Auditorium for the Choral Union.
Concentrating on the songs of her
favorite composer, Franz Schubert,
Mme. Onegin, renouned as a leider-
singer, presented a program of music
of the lighter variety. The combina-
tion of her personality and voice
brought vigorous appreciation from
an audience of about 3,800.
Five folk songs, sung in the native
languages, met with the largest share
of approval by the audience. In ad-
dition to her scheduled program,
Mme. Onegin sang two additional
songs by Schubert: "Die Eriking,"
and "The Trout;" an early musical
rendition of Longfellow's poem, "The
Arrow;" an aria from "Lucrezia Bor-
gia," by Donnizetti; and Lady Mac-
beth's aria from Verdi's opera "Mac
beth," with the original Shakespeare
Hermann R e u t c r, accompanist,
played Mozart's "Sonata in A."

By Senate
House Will Vote Monday
On Submission Question-
Wets Hopeful After First
Victory In 13 Years
Senate Votes For
Measure By 6323
House Republicans Expect
To Furnish More Than
100 Wet Votes; Rainey
Calls Democratic Caucus
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.-(P)--The
wet gale that blew a prohibition re-
peal resolution through the Senate
today is due to strike the House
Soon after the Senate approved
repeal submission by a 63-23 vote,
Speaker Garner reiterated that the
House would vote again on the
question Monday. Repeal failed there
on the first day of the session by the
narrow margin of six votes.
Wets, jubilant and confident over
their first major Congressional vic-
tory in 13 years, went ahead with
plans to solidify their forces.
The House Democratic rleader,
Rainey of Illinois, called a party cau-
cus on prohibition tomorrow. If the
majority vote is to bind the rest for
repeal, resubmission would be almost
certain since wet Republicans were
predicting they would have from 100
to 150 votes.
No Free Drinks For Agents
After the vote on repeal, the 8enate
showed its prohibition temper once
,nore by voting that no prohibition
anforcement funds should be' sed to
purchase liquor to be drunk by y
agents. It agreed with a previous
Rouse provision that none of the dry
law funds were to be used for, wlr
Moving with speed that has char-
acterized it in the past few days, the
Senate then passed the four depart-
ment supply measures carrying,
among other things, money for pro-
hibition enforcement, and sent itto
conference with the House.
Before the prohibition vote, the
attention of both Senate and House
members was drawn through the at-
;empt upon the life of President-
lect Roosevelt to bills for the pun-
shment or deportation of extreme
Approves Drastic Punishment
The House judiciary committee re-
versed itself and approved a measure
for drastic punishment of those who
advocate overthrow of the govern-
ment by force. In the Senate, Hat-
field, of West Virginia, proposed that
a bill for the deportation of con
munists be taken up, but Borah, of
Idaho, blocked the move.
Two prominent figures in thei-
dustrial and financial world testi-
fied on the Insull utilities collapse
before the Senate banking commit-
Charles Gates Dawes, former vice-
president, said his Chicago bank had
violated the principle of the law by
heavy loans to Insull. Owen D.
Young, of General Electric, told of
his relations with Samuel Insull, now
a fugutive in Greece, and said some-
thing should be done to simplify such
intricate corporate structures as that
built up by the magnate who lost his

Sunderland Addresses
Buffalo Bar Association
The function of judicial councils
in promoting reform in the adminis-
tration of justice was the subject of
an address delivered yesterday before
the members of the Buffalo Bar As-
sociation at Buffalo, N. Y., by Prof.
Edson R. Sunderland, of the Law
School. There is at present, accord-
in g to Professor Sunderland, consid-
erable agitation in New York for the
establishment there of a council.
Professor Sunderland has been the
secretary of the Michigan Judicial
Council since it was founded, two
years ago. He is also chairman of
the National Conference of Judicial
Councils, which has been organized
under the auspices of the American
Bar Association.
Judicial councils are in effect state
commissions, appointed by governors
according to legislative act. At pres-
-nt htwPcn 9 0nd 9 5tate hnve

Rodkey Explains Bank Holiday.,
Refuses To Comment On Result

While refusing to state an opinion
regarding possible repercussions of
the current bank holiday, on the
ground that the ultimate results were
almost completely unpredictable,
Prof. Robert G. Rodkey, of the busi-
ness administration school, yester-
day pointed out that the actual facts
o+f +lip -,finnn whzeh hve not heen

should be noted that in the ordinary
meaning of the term this is 'not a
banking institution at all. It accepts
neither commercial nor savings de-
posits. However, according to the last
published statement, that of Dec. 31,
1932, it had outstanding certificates
of deposit amounting to not more
than 1 000 000.

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