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The Weather
Slightly warmer Sunday.
Monday cloudy, followed by
showers.

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Editorials
World Conferences Vs.
Kitchen Cabinets

VOL. XLIII No. 157 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, MAY 7, 1933

PRICE FIVE CENTS

World Polities
Are Discussed
At Conference
Student Group Studies
Hitlerism, Communism,
And Fascism
Religion Is Subject
Of Speeches Today
Franco-German Relations
And Manchurian Dis-
pute Are Examined
Discussions of Hitlerism, the U.S.
S.R., Fascism, Communism, the Far
Eastern question, and the League of
Nations occupied students who took
part in the political science division
of the International Students Con-
ference yesterday in the Union. Sum-
maries ,of the day's discussion were
presented at the night session:
Today the world society division
will take up its consideration of re-
ligions and the social system. The
contributions of the world's religions
will be discussed at 9:30 a. m., world
society and social systems will follow
at 2:30 p. in., and the Rev. Frederick
B. Fisher will conclude the confer-
ence's four-day meet when he leads a
discussion on "The Significance of
the Conference." %
The European crisis commission,
headed by Robert McCulloch, Grad.,
discussed at its morning session t
foreign policies of France and Ger-
many, assigning to pre-war Germany
a policy of isolating the French, and
describing France's post-war policy
as one of isolating the German na-
tion through economic and political
moves.
Consider Rise of Hitler
Adolf Hitler's sensational rise to
the chancellorship on the crest of
the National Socialist wave and the
danger spots "which.result from Hit-
ler's foreign policy" were treated at
length. The commission appeared
particularly impressed with the grav-
ity and importance of Polish-German
and Corridor-Silesian relations, char-
acterizing them as "points of fric-
tion."
In the afternoon the commission
discussed the use and character of
Fascism in Italy and Communism in
Russia. The present political organ-
ization and economic policy of the.
Soviet Republics were also consid-
ered.
The second commission of the poli-
tical science division, dealing with
the Far Eastern crisis and the League
of Nations, decided that Japan has
"found it necessary to fence off, po-
lice, develop, and exploit Manchuria
not only as an essential source of
raw materials but also to obtain a
commercial market." It was further
found that China, "handicapped by
a foreign war and economic exploita-
tion on the one hand and political,
social, and economic re-adjustment
on the other hand, is struggling to-
ward modernization." The "new or-
der" arising in the affairs of nations
as a result of the Kellogg Pact and
the founding of the League of Na-
tions was called to the commission's
attention by Benjamin King, Grad.,
chairman, wh added that the Sino-
Japanese controversy could be re-
garded in the light of a "great test"
for these new peace-seeking crea-
tions.
Discuss Sino-Japanese War
"War between China and
Japan will continue until a sat-
isfactory settlement, of the problem
confronting the Far East has been
effected, King declared. "Then, too,

if Japan exploits China enough,
there is great possibility of a war be-
tween Japan and the United States.
Tarini Sinha, Grad., presented to
the political science division's night
meeting a detailed discussion of the
future of the League of Nations, trac-
ing the organization's growth and
telling of its wort in the highly com-
plicated field of world affairs. "In-
telligent critioism alone can build the
league into a truly vital factor in in-
ternational co-operation," Sinha said.
"To understand the league and to
offer constructive criticism is the way
to modify and improve the interna-
tional outlook. We, the American
students, must bend our intellectual
efforts insofar as possible to aid the
league's activities and methods."
Announcement Sales
Will Be Continued
Sale of senior literary announce-
ments will be continued through

Schools Should Be Kept Open
At All Costs, Says Carrot hers

By CASPAR S. EARLY
"The public schools should be kept
open at all events, even if the teach-
ers are not paid a cent for the pres-
ent," declared Prof. George E. Car-
rcthers of the School of Education in
an interview yesterday commenting
upon the drastic cuts being made in
school budgets and teachers' salaries.
Although it is a recognized fact
that schools, whether state or local,
must suffer reductions in appropria-
tions along 'with other public enter-
prises, they should not be cut out of
proportion to other public activities,
he said. Professor Carrothers further
believes that instead of attempting
to maintain high teacher salaries by
eliminating some of the staffs, every
competent teacher should be re-
tained, they having a general cut in
all salaries. It was pointed out that,
if discharged through economy meas-
ures, teachers would only swell the
now gigantic ranks of the unem-
ployed. He declared that those teach-
ers that were retained would have
to take over more instructive work
and this would tend to decrease their
general efficiency.
Professor Carrothers advocated
that teachers be taken into the con-

fidence of the various school boards
in making any drastic cuts in salaries
or staff. In so doing, he said, the
teachers would readily recognize the
necessity for such reasonable cuts
that were made, and would be willing
to co-operate in the matter. He as-
cribed the recent teacher protest
gatherings in Chicago to the fact
that the school board did not take
the teachers into its confidence when
it delayed their salaries. The police
and firemen of Chicago, because of
close political connections, are in a
much more favorable position as re-
gards salaries than are the teachers,
he said.
Bringing the situation closer home,
Professor Carrothers disclosed the
fact that many teachers who had
intended to attend the Summer Ses
sion of the University would be un-
able to do so unless the scrip they
were receiving for pay was accepted
by the University as tuition. He fa-
vors the acceptance of such tender
for tuition for the Summer Session,
rather than the loss of a considerable
number of . teachers who have
planned to attend, but will not be
able to do so unless scrip is honored
by the University.

Wolves Defeat
Ohio State In
Track Meet
Michigan Beats Buckeyes
For First Time In Six
Years, 83 To 51

Keed Remains
Steadfast In
Murder Alibi
Detroit Fireman Refuses
To Admit Killing Of
His Former Wife
'Not Guilty' Plea
Looms For Trial
Investigation Discloses He
Is Also Separated From,
Two Previous Wives

Keller

Sets Field

Record In Hurdles
Ward Wins High Scoring1
Honors By Taking Three
Firsts And One Second

Nine .:Triumphs
over Chicago
In Dull Game
Wistert Leads Michigan
To 12-2 Victory; Gives
Only Five Hits
CHICAGO, May 6.--(P)-"Whitey"
Wistert pitched and batted Michi-
gan's baseball team to an easy 12-to-
2 victory over Chicago in their Big
Ten game here today.
Wistert pitched the entire game
and allowed only five hits from the
Maroon bats in the nine innings. He
struck out 12 of the opposition and
himself smashed out a triple, a
double, and two singles in five times
at bat.
Michigan's runs were bunched,
coming in the second, fourth, and
eighth innings. The Chicago men
were held scoreless up to the fifth,
but Michigan weakened in that
frame enough to allow one tally.
Chicago used its two first-string
pitchers, Langford and Straske, but
could not stem the visitors' barrage.
Summaries:
Michigan, 12-14-1, Wistert and
Diflley; Chicago, 2-5-4, Langford,
Straske and Lewis.
British Market
Forces Do1lla r
To A New Low
LONDON, May 6.-(/P)-As Eurone
waited for indications of the future
American financial policy in the
speech to be made by President
Roosevelt to the people of the United
States tomorrow night, the American
dollar took a drubbing in exchange
markets today.
Continental speculative operations,
chiefly centering in Paris, pushed
the dollar down to $4.06 to the pound,
setting another new low record for
the American currency unit in the
period since Britain abandoned the
gold standard in September, 1931.
The Paris selling of the dollar rep-
resented gambling by speculators on
the possibilities of inflation in the
United States.
There also was another factor in
the dollar's toboggan slide. A press
report from Washington saying that
there probably would be a morator-
ium on war debts apparently was
misconstrued in some sections of the
financial district to mean that a
moratorium actually had been offi-
cially decided on. T h i s belief
strengthened the pound against both
the dollar and the French franc.
Great secrecy surrounded the oper-
ation of exchange speculators who
are pushing the dollar quotation
down, but it was known that they
had their headquarters in Paris. This
powerful ring is credited with having
untold millions at its disposal.
BIG TEN SCORES
Baseball
Western State 4, Ohio State 0.
Wisconsin 15, Minnesota 3 (first
gme).

U. S. And Italy
Plan To End
Economic Ills
Representatives Discuss
World Situation In A
Friendly Conference
WASHINGTON, May 6. - (AP) -
America and Italy clasped hands in
agreement tonight on a program of
world recovery encompassing arms
reduction, a tariff truce, a return to
the gold standard, an international
plan of public works building, and a
world-wide expansion of credit.
In language concrete and impera-
tive, these steps were set forth by
President Roosevelt and Italy's fi-
nance minister, Guido Jung, as the
upshot of four days of intensive con-
centration upon the world's economic
ills.
War debts, too, were discussed be-
tween them.
To reporters at the handsome stone
Italian embassy on 16th St., Jung,
said in answer to questions:
"We explored the debts problem
sympathetically and in a spirit ofj
friendliness, each of us setting forth
the point of view of his own gov-
ernment. There was no agreement
nor decision."
Italy owes the United States about
$2,000,000,000 but enjoys the easiest
payment terms of any major debtor
nation.
In a second joint statement at the
White House an American-Argentine
accord on world economic revival
was made known as a series of earn-
est talkswithrDr. Thomas A. Lebre-
ton of the far South American re-
public likewise drew to a close and
the President turned to face German
and Chinese spokesmen.
The President and the quiet, broad-
browed representative of Italy's Mus-
solini emphasized together that "if
normal life is to be resumed," the
world economic conference meeting
at London June 12 must succeed and
reach its conclusions quickly if a
destructive economic warfare is to be
avoided.

By JOHN THOMAS A court trial with George Reed!
For the first time in six years, pleading not guilty to the charge of
Ohio State was humbled yesterday in murdering his former wife, Mrs.'Ruth
an outdoor dual track meet with a Reed, appeared certain last night
conference opponent. after a day of constant grilling in
Coach Charlie Hoyt sent his great which the suspect continued in his
track team out before 3,000 specta- denial of any connection with the
tors and when the last man had re- slaying.
turned to the showers, Michigan had Prolonged efforts to make Reed
an 83 1-3 to 51 2-3 advantage over admit his guilt have been completely
the Columbus rivals. unsuccessful. Captured Thursday
Jack Keller set a new Ferry Field afternoon, and questioned repeatedly
record in the 120-yard high hurdles since that time, the Detroit fireman
and tied the existing one in the, 220- has changed his alibi in minor in-
yard low hurdles for an outstanding stances only. His contention that he
feature of the meet. His time of :14.3 drove about Detroit while the woman
in the 120-yard hurdles was only de- was being killed has not been shaken.
cided after a prolonged dispute by At 11:15 p. m. officials asked all re-
the official timers. Two of them porters to leave the jail while Sher-
caught him at :14.2 which would ifs Andres, Prosecutor Albert J. Rapp,.
have tied the world's record. His Lieut. Donald Leonard of the State
time in the 220-yard hurdles was police, and county deputies ques-
:23.2. tioned the suspect further. It was be-
Willis Ward won the individual lieved that he was- to be confronted
honors of the day wi three firsts with new evidence discovered during
honos o thedaywiththre fiststhe day in Detroit.
and one second. He started out with thouyhinder Michigan law Reed
a victory in the 100-yard dash with although underManlaworeed
time of :09.7. The track was heavy qsy i alye as 4o asked
from recent rains and his time sur- questioning in jail, he has not asked
prised everyone. f or one. If he goes to trial still not
He hybled i the120 wanting a lawyer, one will have to. be
yard h gh hurdles owhen he was1 appointed for him by the court.
yardhig hudleswhe hewas Yesterday morning, authorities, in
forced to take a second by Keller.anterdattemptingakown
For the first three hurdles, Ward led Reed's morale, took him to the scene
the flying Buckeye but was four feet of the crime on Dixboro Road. His re-
behind at the tape. action was much the same as that
He eased through the high jump evidenced Friday morning when
with the bar at 5 feet 10 inches for shown the body of his former wife.
his second first and then registered He again expressed his sorrow con-
a mark of 22 feet 5/2 inches in the cerning the murder and again said
broad jump for his third first. he knew nothing about it.
Bill Howell had a big lead in the A friend of Reed's, Floyd Walker,
mile in the extremely fast time of another Detroit fireman, appeared at
4:20.1. Bill Hill slowed up to allow the county jail in the afternoon and
Childs a second in this event as asked to see Reed privately. He, too,
Ohio's only entry was 200 yards be- was detained by officials for ques-
hind. In the two-mile run Bill Howell tioning.
and Bill Hill ran in a dead heat with It was learned yesterday that Reed
Rod Howell in the back stretch of has had a number of marital diffi-
the last lap only to see Rod make a culties. In his 39 years he has mar-
sensational bid for his letter with a ried and been divorced three times.
first in the event. Hill barely beat When he was 18 years old he married
out Bill Howell for second. At the Rose McCoy in Kentucky. She left
turn Bill told his brother to go on him after one year. He went to De-
and at first Rod wouldn't. But after troit and in 1922 married Florence
Hill and Bill Howell had stopped Douglass. Within nine months she
nearly dead, Rod realized that they divorced him, charging cruelty. He
were in earnest and meant to carry married Ruth Miller in 1927 and was
out the orders. divorced in 1932.E

Open Air Camp At
Patterson Lake To
Benefit 400 Boys
The University Fresh Air Camp,
for the support of which a tag sale
will be held May 11 on the campus,
has annually given free outings to
over 400 delinquent boys during the
last five years. Started 12 years ago,
this University organization has
yearly provided a period of summer
outdoor work in the woods at Patter-
son Lake for underprivileged boys
Last year 25 different nationalities
were represented at the camp, in-
cluding Americans, English, Ger-
mans, and Poles. The boys came
from Detroit and Ann Arbor, being
picked by various social service work-
ers as needing the advantages offered
by the camp.
Foremost in importance is nour-
ishment. Many of these boys are
under normal weight. Plenty of fresh
fruit, a variety of vegetables, and
one quart of milk per day for each
boy resulted in an average gain in
weight of over three pounds per boy
at the end of two weeks in camp.
The two wells from which the
campers procure their water were
tested and passed by the State Board
of Health. Dental inspection and first
aid administration for cuts, poison
ivy, and sunburn are also. included
on the program.
At the request of President Alex-
ander G. Ruthven the sociplogy de-
partment has been conducting a spe-
cial study of the home environment
of these youths. Several cases have
been under close observation since
last summer.
l"0Sind
Galvani T ing
Three Roles In
'Merry Mount'
Prominent Detroit Singer
And Director Featured
On Festival Program
George Galvani, prominent Detroit
singer and teacher, has been invited
to participate in the world premiere
performance of H6ward Hanson's
American opera, "Merry Mount," at
the Saturday night concert of the
May Festival, May 20.
Mr. Galvani will sing the three
roles entitled, "Faint-Not Tinker," a
sentinel, "Myles Brodrib," captain of,
the trainband, and "Jewell Scrooby,"
a parson, all baritone parts.
Mr. Galvani has been a resident of
Detroit for the past six years, pre-
ceding which time he studied and
engaged in professional activities in
Italy, for some time being a mem-
ber of the Poletiana Opera Company.
He is Musical Director at Temple
Beth El, and has won distinction
through his appearances with the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra over
the radio, and as a teacher, as well
as through his connections with the
Bohemian Club of Detroit.
Other artists who will participate
in the "Merry Mount" performance
include John Charles Thomas, who
will sing the leading baritone role;
Frederick Jagel, tenor; Chase Baro-
meo, bass, also a former Detroit
singer, more recently of La Scala,
Buenos Aires, and Chicago Opera
fame; and Leonora Corona, soprano,
and Rose Bampton, contralto, both
of whom, as well as Mr. Thomas and
Mr. Jagel, are members of the Met-
ropolitan Opera Association.
The festival will take place from
Wednesday through Saturday, May
17 to 20, including four evening per-
fdrmances and matinees Friday and
Saturday. Earl V. Moore, as musical

director; Frederick Stock and Eric
DeLamarter, orchestral conductors;
Howard Hanson, guest conductor,.
presiding over his own "Merry
Mount"; and Juva Higbee will be the
conductors.
Prof. Bradshaw Elected
Head Of University Club
Prof. John W. Bradshaw of the
mathematics department was elected#
president of the University Club at
a meeting Friday night in Alumni
Memorial Hall. He succeeds Prof.
Leigh Young of the forestry school.
Last year's secretary and treasurer,{
Prof. Frank R. Finch of the engi-
neering college and T. Hawley Tap-
ping, general secretary of the Alumni
Association, were re-elected. Don C.
May, civil engineer, was elected to
a four-year term on the board of
governors.
SENIOR DUES
Regarding the collection of class1

Two

Men

Confess To
Kidnaping
Officers Seize Ransom
Money And Two Broth-
ers In Surprise Raid
Chauffeur Blamed
For McMath Crime
$60,000 Found In Home
Of Brother; Child Is
Safe With Parents
HARWICHPORT, Mass., May 6.-
UP)-Two Cape Cod brothers-an un-
employed chauffeur and a 'garage
mechanic-were seized for the kid-
naping of 10-year-old Margaret Mc-
Math, and the-ransom money-$60,-
000 in currency-was recovered today
in a startling denouement of the ab-
duction.
Upon the chauffeur, Kenneth
Buck, 30, police laid the origin and
execution of the plot by which the
10-year-old daughter of, Mr. and Mrs.
Neil C. McMath, former Detroit resi-
dents, was lured from her school-
room here last Tuesday and held for
$60,000 ransom,
His brother, Cyril, 38, tljey charged
with acting as the go-between and
the emissary through whom the child
was returned to her parents early
yesterday morning. The ransom
money, $60,000 in bils, furnished by
wealthy grandparents in Detroit and
paid over to Kenneth aboard a yacht
in the harbor here early yesterday,
was recovered tonight from Ken-
neth's home, $10,000 of it from his
wife and $50,000 more hidden in a
bedroom closet.
Back With Parents
Little "Peggy" was back with her
parents, fully recovered and with no
ill-effects' from her experience.
Public Safety Commissioner Dan-
iel Needham said after the arrests
that he did not believe any others
than the Buck. brotha ,were involved
in the kidnaping.
Soon after the Buck brothers were
taken to jail Needham said he now
believed they alone were involved in
the kidnaping.
"We believe this is the cleanup,"
he said, "that no outside gang is in-
volved. However, that possibility still
remains."
The arrests of the Bucks, which
Needham described as the "cleanup"
of the case, came almost exactly four
days after the child was .lured from
the Harwich Center Grammar School
and spirited away in an automobile.
She was restored to her father, Neil
C. McMath, of Detroit, aboard a boat
owned by William Lee, spokesman for
the family, at 3 a. m. yesterday
morning.
Chauffeur Confesses
Needham said he had a full state-
ment of the affair from Kenneth
Buck, unemployed chauffeur, admit-
ting his part in the crime. Cyril ad-
mitted a connection with the case but
maintained he was innocent of any
wrongdoing, Needham said.
Cyril, described as the contact man
in the kidnaping, was quoted by
Needham as saying: "I brought the
child back myself. McMath will verify
that. I did a big job and I suppose I
will have to pay for it."
Needham said the car used in the
kidnaping was registered to Cyril
Buck, but that Cyril denied having
used it the night the girl was taken.
Play.Production
To Close With

Goldsmith Play
"She Stoops to Conquer," or "The
Mistake of the Night," by Oliver
Goldsmith, was announced yesterday
as the concluding offering of Play
Production's current season.
"She Stoops to Conquer" is a farce-
comedy of the Eighteenth Century
and will be presented in costumes of
that period. In writing the play,
Goldsmith, literary giant, well-known
for his dramas, novels, and poetry,
especially "The Deserted Village" and
"The Vicar of Wakefield," attempted
to evade the sentimental comedy
type of drama.
His unsuccessful attempt proved to
be the success of the play, according
to Valentine B. Windt, director of
Play Production. Goldsmith was an
intimate of both Garrick and Ben

Stapf, of Ohio State, had two feet
on Kemp in the 220-yard dash with
Willey third for the Buckeyes.
Michigan had a chance to take all
of the places in the 440 until Teitel-
baum was allowed to sneak through
between the inside rail and Allen to
take second. After the first 200 yards
of this race, Allen held the rail posi-
(Continued on Page 3)
TROJANS BEAT STANFORD
LOS ANGELES, May 6.-; P)-In a
dual meet which resulted in a pro-
longed argument, one world's record
eclipsed and another tied, the Uni-
versity of Southern California track
and field team gained revenge over
Stanford today, defeating the In-
dians 72 to 58, before 10,000 persons.

City Churches
Plan Addresses
By Educator

s

Modern Life Invades Sanctuary
Of 3 Spinsters In 'Murray Hill'

By A. ELLIS BALL
"Murray Hill," by Leslie Howard,
Comedy Club's forthcoming produc-
tion to be presented next Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday as one of the
features of Spring Homecoming,
is a three-act comedy set in a mid-
Victorian household with an ultra-
modern surrounding."
The play, taken from the Wendel
Sisters who recently died in the East,
centers around a household of three
elderly spinsters, shut up in their
island of high lace collars and 30-
year old ideas of morals, surrounded
by a whirl of modern life.
Carrying the humorous parts are a
nephew, from the West, and his aunt.
The nephew, a drunkard, takes his
aunt out to supper in a moment of

one setting, that of a typical aris-
tocratic dwelling of the late "nine-
ties" in the Murray Hill district of
New York. The room will contain the
usual ornate atmosphere with spa-
cious walls and figured furniture. In
the first act, while preparing for a
memorial service for a deceased aunt,
the room has been considerably de-
nuded of its decorations, until the
butler brings in, to the horror of the
sisters, a small, colored "vahs" with
a single flower.
"Murray Hill" represents the first
dramatic effort of Leslie Howard everI
to be produced on Broadway. It
played for sometime in New York
successfully, and was played during
the winter season in Detroit under
Robert Henderson, who took the part

Dr. Daniel L. Marsh, president of
Boston University, and Dr. Frederick
B. Fisher will unite in a symposium
on "What Place Has Religion in Edu-
cation?" at the morning services to-
day at the First Methodist Episcopal
Church. The services will begin at
10:00 a. m. to allow ample time for
the addresses. Dr. Marsh is an out-
standing leader in the educational
field and a prominent preacher.
Dr. George W. Rightmire, president
of Ohio State University, well-known
as an educator, legal scholar, and
brilliant speaker, will address the
Wesleyan Guild at 7:30 p.in. on "Our
Souls Catch Up.
"Youth Movements H e r e and
Abroad" will be discussed by the Rev.
H. P. Marley at the Unitarian Church
with a view to discovering how Amer-
ican youth measures up in the pres-
ent crisis to the youth of other coun-
tries. Mr. Marley believes that the
apparent lack of anything like a
youth movement in this country is
due to the fact that there have been
no great national issues confronting
this generation. He considers the
cynicism which Bertrand Russel sees
on the American campus to be a pro-
duct of conditions rather than a
quality inherent in the modern gen-
eration. The student meeting at 7:30
p. m. will be addressed by Tarni P.
Sinha, graduate student in econom-
ics, on "India's Contribution to the
Revolutionary Method."

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