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Editorials
The Large Vote
Yesterday...

VOL. XLIII No. 136 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1933

PRICE FiVE CENTS

Wayne Co.A
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SWEEP

STATE

Aboard

kron Crashes In Sea With 77

)COUNTY
Campbell Elected
As G.O.P. Carries
Entire City Slate

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Appropriation
Cut Protests

Incomplete Returns Show
70 Repeal Delegates To
30 Drys At Convention
Vote In Proportion
To Wet Fall Poll
Victory Means Michigan
Will Lead Country-Wide
Ratification Parade
DETROIT, April 4.-(/)-The wet
ratio of 10 to 1 shown in first re-
turns in Wayne County (Detroit)
lifted a trifle when returns from 300
of the city's precincts on Monday's
referendum had been tabulated. The
figures were: for repeal, 71,377;
against, 8,398. The vote was on 17
delegates to the repeal cnnvention.
In a repeal outpouring that seemed
destined to equal, proportionately
the margin by which the State's own
hone-dry amendment Was eliminated
last November, Michigan voters in
Monday's referendum voted for the
repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment
to the Federal constitution.
On the basis of incomplete returns
from the various State representa-
tive districts the repealists will have
not less than 70 votes out of the 100
to be cast in next Monday's conven-
tion to act on the proposed repeal
of the National Prohibition law.
Wets Get 20 To 8
Returns 1were in hand from 857 of
the State's 3,417 precincts. These
a 20,e o~ ~repeal and 84,931
against. The total vote had no di-
rect bearing on the choice of dele-
gates which was by State representa-
tive districts, but a proportionate
wet sentinient was following closely
that displayed last November when
the vote on repeal of the Michigan
bone-dry law was 1,022,508 for and
475,265 against its elimination.
One of the surprises of the wet
vote came in Wayne County. Al-
though repealists fully expected to
carry the county and its 21 delegates,
they did not expect the 10 to 1 ratio
shown in the first 200 precincts. The
tabulation of these precincts showed
44,948 for repeal and 4,819 against it.
In the balloting last November,
Wayne County's vote was 400,565 to
91,201 for repeal of the State law.-
Saginaw Is First
Saginaw county's first district was
the first definitely to name a dele-
gate. With returns from 27 out of
30 precincts the wet delegate had
12,808, and the dry candidate 2,516.
In the Mecosta-Lake County dis-
trict which voted dry in the Novem-
ber election on repeal of the state
bone-dry law, one precinct gave 105
for repeal and 59 against. In Chip-
pewa County in the Upper Peninsula,
eight precincts gave 2,224 for repeal
and 965 against. Lapeer County, six
precincts gave 901 for repeal and 504
against.
Indications were the total vote
cast Monday would approximate
750,000 to 800,000, inspired according
to State officials mainly by interest
in the repeal referendum, first of its
kind in any state.
Legal Beer In Two Weeks
Following closely upon the refer-
endum vote, Gov. William A. Com-
stock expected to have introduced in
the State Legislaturezat Lansing to-
day a bill to legalize the sale in
Michigan of 3.2 beer. Under the Gov-
ernor's plan, if the measure carries,
beer would go on sale in about a
fortnight. He explained that he pur-
posely had withheld the measure
until after the referendum so that
no confusion might be caused to the
voters. -
Governor Comstock, who took a
leading part in writing the repeal
plank into the Democratic national
platform at Chicago convention last

summer, pushed the referendum plan
through the Legislature and set the
date for the ratification convention
for April 10 in the hope that Michi-
gan would be the first state to vote
for renal of the National Prohibi-

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Campus Group To Take
Petitions To Comstock
In Capital Today
Statements Signed
By 3,000 Students
Believe Personal Conactd
With Goverrnr Will Lend
Weight To Plan
A committee of campus leaders,
representing various organizations
and the student body, will meet with
Gov. William A. Comstock today in
Lansing to present to him petitions
containing the signatures of about
3,000 University of Michigan stu-
dents protesting the proposed 50 per
cent cut in the University appropria-
tion.
The possibility of personal contact
with the Governor, which, it is be-
lieved, would be of more value, in-
fluenced the committee to go to him
directly instead of presenting the
signatures to the University Commit-
tee of the State Legislature, which
met yesterday at the Union.
A last-minute flurry of signature-
gathering brought the number of
names on the petitions to about 3,-
000 members of the committee said.
Fechner Heads
Reforestation
Relief Program
Movement Of Unemployed
Is Planned To Be Under
Way Within One Week
WASHINGTON, April 3. - (P) - A
union labor leader, Robert Fechner,
of Massachusetts, was selected today
by President Roosevelt to direct the
forest conservation and unemploy-
ment relief program through which
the Chief Executive hopes to put
thousands at work in the woods.
Fechner, who is vice-president of
the International Association of
Machinists, will co-ordinate func-
tions of the War, Agriculture, Inte-
rior and Labor departments in get-
ting the movement of unempoyed
under way within a week.
Registration of workers by the
Labor Department will be begun Fri-
day or Saturday under present
plans. The first men chosen will
spend part of next week in army
camps for examinations and condi-
tioning, with the forest service pre-
pared to put the initial contingent
of recruits to work by April 15.
Regional foresters today hastened
the preparation of a list of projects
which can be undertaken by that
time. Selection of the first camp
sites will follow. They may be sit-
uated in the south because of climate
conditions, and here was some ex-
pectation that the first may be estab-
lished at George Washington Na-
tional forest near Woodstock, Va.
MARITAL DISCUSSION TODAY
"Psychological Aspects of Mar-
riage" will be the subject of the next
talk on marital relationships and
home making, to be given at 8 p. m.
today at Lane Hall by Dr. Edith Hale
Swif t.
IHopwood Committee
Sets Contest Deadline

The deadline for submitting
manuscripts for the Avery and
Jule Hopwood Awards has been
set at 4:30 p. m., Wednesday, April
19. Prof. Bennet Weaver, director

BULLETIN
NEW YORK, April 4.-(AP)-The German tanker,
Phoebus, reported to the Mackay Radio Corp. station here
at 1:50 a. m. today that the U. S. dirigible Akron was afloat
at Barnegat Lightship, New Jersey, with 77 men aboard.
"Picked up some of the crew but can't get all," the
Phoebus radioed.
The message picked up by Mackay radio said that the
chief officer and three men were saved, and that the German
tanker was standing by in an attempt to rescue the others.
WASHINGTON, April 4 (Tuesday)-(AP) -Herbert V.
Wiley, of New London, Conn., lieutenant-commander and execu-
tive officer of the airship Akron, radioed the Navy Department
through the Phoebus today:
"The Akron crashed 20 miles east of Barnegat. Searching
for survivors. Lieutenant-Commander Wiley, three men on board
suffering from immersion and shock. Further details later. Wiley."
WASHINGTON, April 4.---(AP)-The navy early todayt
mustered all its resources to rush aid to the giant dirigible Akron,
down at sea off the New Jersey coast.
Admiral William C. Pratt, highest ranking officer, at 3:05 a. in.t
ordered all possible assistance sent from shore stations near the
scene.
As coast guard ships steamed through the waters of the Atlantic
navy officials waited anxiously for definite word as to the fate of
the airship and the men on board.c
Officers at the Lakehurst Naval Station told the Navy depart-.
inent here early today in a telephone conversation that in theirt
opinion the chances of the dirigible's survival in Atlantic seas was
slight.
The Lakehurst officers who declined to permit the use of their
names said the question of saving lives was dependent upon ther
proximity of the ship and weather conditions and the sea running
in the immediate vicinity of the Akron.t
The impression was gathered from their conversation that
they were not encouraged or optimistic over the plight of the?
Akron. Is
In a telephone conversation with the Navy Department thet
Lakehurst Naval Aid Station said it would be impossible becauset
of a 300-foot ceiling and low visibility to send out planes during
the night to search for the Akron.
Admiral William A. Moffett, chief of the bureau of aero-
nautics, was said by the navy today to have been aboard the dir-
igible Akron. -
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onse Passes
News Ban On
State Secrets
Jams Through Censorship
Bill On Diplomatic Codes
And Official Records
Measure Is Drafted
By Juldiciary Bodly
Act Will Not Affect Normal
Newspaper Operations,
Sinuers Declares
WASHINGTON, April 3. - (UP) - A
drastic bill to impose heavy penalties
for disclosure of government record':
and codes to publieations was brought
up suddenly and jammed through
the House today, sending Democratic
leaders scurrying to prepare imme-.
diate steps to modify it when it
reaches the Senate.
A few hours after the measure wa.
rushed through the iose, the state
department issued a formal state-
ment that it had requested the ac-
tion in part "for the purpose of pro-
tecting our diplomatic codes." It
discloses no reasons for asking the
added protection.
The department added, however,
that the bill was needed to prevent
recurrence of an "unfortunate ex-
perience" suffered by the interior de-
partment in 1930. At that time there
was wide publicity given to charges
against the department by a western
employee, who, the department
states today, sold data obtained for
the interior secretary to a newspaper
for $12,000.
Opponents declared it would im-
pose "censorship" on government
employees, the press and publishers.
It was passed, nevertheless, by a
roll call vote of 229 to 29 under the
drastic procedure of suspension of
the rules, which precluded amend-
ments and limited debate to 40
minutes.
Sumners hastened to explain that
the bill was "not intended to inter-
fere with the usual and normal op-
erations of the press."
"It will be re-examined," he said,
"to determine whether it will inter-
fere with the press ,and, if so, will be
modified by the Senate. I am sure
the House will accept the modifica-
tion."
New Group Of
Appointments
Goes To Senate
Roosevelt Names Bowers
Ambassador To Spain;
Other Envoys Doubtful
WASHINGTON, April 3.-- (P) -
Caught up somewhat on his emer-
gency legislative program, President
Roosevelt today turned briefly to the
absorbing subject of patronage. In
a burst of nominations he forwarded
to the Senate the following names:
Summer Welles of Maryland, to be
assistant secretary of state.
Claude G. Bowers, of New York, to
be ambassador to Spain.
Joseph W. Woodrough, of Nebraska,
to be judge of the eighth circuit court
of appeals.
Harry M. Durning, of New York,
to be collector of the Port of New

York.
Late in the day Mr. Roosevelt went
over appointments with Postmaster
General Farley, and there is every
prospect of additional choices for
many of the plums still on the Dem-
ocratic administration tree.
There appeared today to be consid-
erable maneuvering over some offices.
It was understood in one high quar-
ter here that John S. Cohen, Atlanta
publisher and vice-chairman of the
national committee, has been of-

Speaks Here Today

CARL SANDBURG

Inglis Sees Hope
In Government 's
Interest In Batiks
Confidence in the new National
Bank of Detroit was expressed here
last night by James Inglis, who was
named chairman of the board of di-
rectors of the bank Saturday night.
Mr. Inglis is a resident of Ann Arbor.
Mr. Inglis termed the Federal Gov-
ernment's entrance upon the troubled
waters of Detroit's banking situation
a landmark in the history of banking.
He said he believed that it would
pave the way for the creation of
larger and sounder banks in the
United States.
Mr. Inglis did not care to venture
a prediction on the trend of busi-
ness in the near future, but declared
he believed the end of the depression
could no longer be far distant.
Mr. Inglis has lived in Ann Arbor
14 years, coming here from De-
troit.

Debaters To Meet
Ohio State Tonight
The Varsity negative debate team
meets Ohio State's affirmative team
tonight at Columbus, O. The team,
composed of Reginald K. Hills, Grad.,
James D. Moore, Grad., and Samuel
L. Travis, '34, left yesterday after-
noon with Coach James H. McBur-
ney for Columbus.
They will debate the conference
question: "Resolved, That a Limita-
tion in Enrollment of Western Con-
ference Universities and Other Com-
parable Institutions Should be Ef-
fected by R a i s i n g Scholarship
Standards."
THREE FRATERNITIES ROBBED
Three fraternities were entered
and cash was taken from the rooms
during Sunday and Monday nights.
Kappa Nu, 800 Lincoln St., lost $51.50
Sunday night. Monday night $12 was
taken from Xi Psi Phi, 826 Tappan
Road, and $27.55 from Theta Kappa I
Nu, 816 Hill St.

Will Lecture
Here Toniglbr
Will Also Give Readingf.
FromO wn Compositions
And Sing Folk Songs
Carl Sandburg, American poet and
a biographer of Abraham Lincoln,
will speak tonight in Hill Auditorium
under the auspices of the Art Cinema
League.
Mr. Sandburg is best known for his
book "Abraham Lincoln--The Prairie
Years," for his collection of modern-
istic poems written with Chicago as
a theme, and for "Good Morning,
America," the Phi Beta Kappa poem
read at Harvard University in 1928.
The first part of the program to-
night will consist of a talk by Mr.
Sandburg on "Recent Trends in
American Literature," second, read-
ings from his "American .Songbag,"
and in conclusion a selection of
American folk songs in which Mr.
Sandburg will accompany himself on
the guitar.
He was born in Galesburg, Ill., in
1878. At 13 he left grammar school
and began roving. Later he worked
his way through Lombard College in
Galesburg. He saw active service dur-
ing the Spanish-American War, and
during the World War represented a
newspaper syndicate in the Scandi-
navian countries. At present he is on
the staff of the Chicago Daily News.
All seats for the house are priced
at 25 cents, it was announced.
April Payment,
On Yearbook
Is Due Friday
The April payment on the 'Ensian
deferred payment plan is now due
and must be paid before April 7.
After that date an additional 25
cents will be added to the payment
of $1.50 when collection is made.
The final campus sale will be held
today and tomorrow. The yearbook
will be sold for $5, or $4 and one
pledge coupon. The coupons will be
honored at $1 until April 7, but
will be void after that time. Those
students who have not yet ordered
their copy of the 'Ensian and who
wish to get one should bear in mind
that the order for the books goes to
the printer on April 7 and no addi-
tional copies will be ordered after
that date.
Everest Conquered

R.F.C. Loan For Proposed
Sewage Disposal Plant
Passes; Utility Plan Fails
Strong Wet Swing
Marks Day's Polling
31 Precincts Give Potter
9,444 Repeal Votes To
Reimann's 4,976
While Washtenaw County swung
into the wet parade in the election
yesterday, precinct after precinct an-
nouncing its tally for the repeal of
,he Eighteenth Amendment, Ann Ar-
)or failed to follow the rest of the
state in the election of Democrats.
Early this morning it became appar-
ent that the entire Republican city
slate had been elected.
A proposed $550,000 loan from the
a. F. C. for the establishment of a
sewage disposal plant was passed. It
received the required 00 per cent of
uhe votes cast. At the same time
i proposed charter amendment which
would allow the operation of the
,lant on a utility basis was defeated.
2 To 1 For Potter
The city contests for the two high-
st positions on the ticket, mayor
md president of the City Council
vere very close. With two precincts,
:he Second ward and the second pre-
einct of the Seventh u.inreported,
Robert Campbell, Re uLtaean, had 'a
margin of 133 votes over Rolla Fris-
inger, Democrat. William Murray,
Democratic candidate for president
of the Council, trailed his Republican
opponent, E. E. Lucas, by 20 votes,
The Second Ward did not, however,
give the Democratic candidates the
axpected margin and the Republican
vote in the second precinct of the
seventh decided the election. The
victorious candidates were, in addi-
tion to Mr. Campbell and Mr. Lucas:
Fred Perry, city clerk; Herbert
Crippen, city assessor, andd Jay H.
Payne, justice of the peace.
Thirty-one precincts out of a total
of 36 in the county gave Nathan
Potter, wet candidate, 9,444 votes to
4,976 for Lewis Reimann dry. In the
city sewage disposal plant vote, the
complete tabulation showed 5,364
votes for the loan proposition and
3,633 against. On the charter amend-
ment the vote was 3,401 for and 3,310
against.
Every precinct in the city of Ann
Arbor voted wet, the Sixth Ward
joining the anti-prohibition ranks
for the first time. In the county vote
on State officers, 29 precincts out of
36 recorded the following vote:
Supreme Court justices: Clark,
Rep., 6,618; McDonald, Rep., 6,519;
Bushnell, Dem., 5,760! Sharpe, Dem.,
5,785.
Clemens, Johnson Win
Regents: Clements, Rep., 6,913;
Johnson, Rep., 6,058; Hemans, Dem.,
5,857; Cook, Dem., 5,964,
Members of the State Board of
Agriculture: Rogers, Rep., 6,390;
McPherson, Rep., 6,292; Halsted,
Dem., 5,813; Downing, Dem., 5,962.
Member of the State Board of Edu-
cation: Jeffers, Rep., 6,473; Wilson,
Dem., 5,831.
Superintendent of# Public Instru-
tion: Pearce, 7,298; Voelker, Dem.,
5,357; Dillman, Rep., 6,893; Van
Wagoner, Dem., 5,793.
With the exception of the second
precinct of the Seventh Ward, the
vote in the city election was as fol-
lows :
Mayor: Campbell, Rep., 3,091;
Frisinger, Dem., 3,110.
President of the Council: Lucas,
Rep., 2,989; Murray, Dem., 3,083.
City Clerk: Fred Perry, Rep., 3,-
247; Carl Sanzi, Dem., 2,863.
City Assessor: Herbert Crippen,
Rep., 3,355; William Gerstner, Dem.,
2,699.

Justice of the Peace: Jay H.
Payne, Rep., 3,776; Louis Gomberg,
Dem., 2,273.

Sforza Attacks 'Militant Press'
For Dissemination Of Hatred

By GUY M. WIPPLE, JR.
The "poison headlines" and the
militant tone the continental press
injects into its "news" articles were
attacked by Count Carlo Sforza in
a lecture on "Franco--German Rela-
tions" yesterday afternoon in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
"The press of France and Ger-
many, once they discovered that arti-
cles dealing with hatred and inter-
national transgressions were far
more profitable and jumped circula-
tion figures more than unbiased ac-
counts, became almost uncontrolla-
ble," the count said. "Jules Cambon,
French minister to Germany on the
eve of the World War, said the gi-

Turning to contemporary French
and German political philosophies,
Count Sforza termed the French
mind "one that thought of a crystal-
clear France, whereas Germany
dreams of the old .oman Empire
and imperialism." He deplored Ger-
many's recent finessing to recover
her colonies, when "in 50 years
every country will have lost her out-
lying possessions."
"All governments are 'bad,'" the
count maintained. "But democracy
is the lesser form of the evil. It
avoids the final blunder which I be-
lieve will characterize the collapse-
to-be of the German dictatorship-
a violent and bloody debacle."

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