THE MICH IIN DAILY
es In, Directs Jehol Drive Professors To Salvemini Will Justi
Speak Here On Was Famed,
Italian H istory To those persons who wonder what
becomes of child prodigies when theyI
grow up, the career of Louis Gom-
Historian Will DiscUss berg, '28, candidate for justice of the
Medieval Florence In peace here on the Democratic ticket,
might offer an answer.
Address WedInesday At the age of five, one could have
I envisioned the Gomberg child in the
Prof. Gaetano Salvemini, one of role of a second Josef Hofmann, in
the leading Italian historians and fact almost anything but a candidate
probably the foremost critic of the for public office. Since that time he
fascist regime, vill speak here at 4:15 has pursued a wide and varied career
p. m. Wednesday in Natural Science as accountant, journalist, producer,.
Auditorium on the subject "Florence radio technician, and barrister.
in the Time of Dante," according to Born at Duluth, Minn., in 1907, Mr.
Prof Howard M. Ehrmann of the Gomberg began his music career
history department. shortly after his fifth birthday when
As Child Prodigy
in 1918 but he arranged to continue
his studies a few months later under
Richard Epstein of New York.
Mr. Epstein died less than a year
later and Mr. Gomberg returned to
Duluth to continue his academic
training. He graduated from Duluth
Central High School in 1923. After
a year devoted to recitals, radio ex-
perimentation, and studies in public
accountancy, he entered the Univer-
sity of Michigan, receiving his bache-
lor of arts degree in 1928. He re-
turned to music for one year, study-
ing in the School of Music with Prof,
Albert Lockwood. Later. he entered
the study of law, graduating from the
Law School in 1931.
During his six years on campus,
Mr. Gomberg was engaged in news-
paper work, corresponding for several
metropolitan papers. A year ago he
brought the first foreign movies to
Ann Arbor, presenting German films
at the Whitney Theatre. He has been
practicing law here since last May,
when he was admitted to the bar.
some other university, as has been Formerly a member of the facultyE
done in the past. of the University of Florence, Pro-!
Captain Powell stated that he was fesosr Salvemini has written exten-
s C aptain Powel tth etat he wad sively on the subjects of medieval
not sure as to the entrants who would Italy, the French Revolution, the
be present this time, but expects that Italian Risorginento, including anf
Prof. Phillip E. Bursley, Prof. John excellent biography of Mazzini, the
S. Worley, Prof. Floyd N. Calhoun, foreign policy of Italy since 1871,,
and a number of others will compete, and fascism.
as After the event, the winners of Among his numerous attacks on
on which will receive appropriate prizes, fascism are "The Fascist Dictator-
of light refreshments will be served and ship in Italy," and more recently,
n- some further form of divertisement "Mussolini, Diplomatist." Because of
proved. d shis political leanings, he was forced
- At-the same time, Captain Powell to leave Italy in 1925. He had, from
stated that juniors and seniors in the 1919 to 1921, been a member of the
military science department will be- Italian Chamber of Deputies.
gin range practice on the corps' reg- Since leaving Italy he spent some
ulation indoor range with 22 calibre time in Geneva, Paris, London, and
automatic pistols in the near future, recently in the United States. Dur-
j. The practice will be held for a lim- ing the year 1928-29 he was con-
ited length of time, after which com- nected with the department of his- I
petition will be held among those who tory at Harvard University, And this
ill have taken part to determine the ea he is visiting rofesr s-
~e mst poficenttory at Yale.
as Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
rt evenings have been set aside for the
it purpose of practice, Captain Powell Physics Staff Visitor
added, and he, Capt. R. H. Lord, and Leaves For Columbus
Lieut. R. A. Coursey will be in charge
is during these periods. Dr. Alfred Lande, who has been
visiting the staff of the physics de-
n Time Extension Given partment here, left yesterday for
Columbus, O., where h. is professor
Forestry Paper Writers of physics at Ohio State University.
Since Wednesday he has been in
i Forestry Students enteering papers Ann Arbor discussing the problem of
in the Charles Lathrop Pack Founda- the nucleus of the atom with the
n tion prize contest have been granted physics staff and particularly with
st an extension of time to 5 p. n. Mon- Prof. Samuel A. Goudsmit who has
ei ay, in order, that as large a number done outstanding work in this field.
n1of entries as possible may be made, Dr. Isande has been at Ohio State
ait has been announced by Professors for the last two years. Prior to that
is Shirley. W. Allen y and Donald M. time..he was a professor at Tubinger,
ig Matthews, of the ;orestry school, who Germany.
n are in charge.--
i- Papers must be in the recorder's "Off Key I Sing"
is office- or in the .hands of the com- MONTREAL, Que., Feb. 23.-"Off
er mittee by the above time, rather than Key I Sing" has been announced as
ed today as originally announced. Fifty the title; of McGill college students
at dollars is awarded annually to the annual, musical comedy, it was re-
winner. vealed yesterday.
his sister introduced him to her in-
structor. He became a protege of the
teacher and, after a few months'
training, began a concert career. He
gave public recitals in Chicago, De-
troit, New York, Minneapolis, St.
Louis, St. Paul, Pittsburgh, and other
cities of the east and middle-west.
The death of his teacher brought a
temporary end to his musical career.
when he was admitted to the bar.
Note On Bomb
Is Chief Clue
Postal Inspectors Will
Seek To Find Sende r Of
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-(AP)-A
note accompanying an expiosive adr
dressed to Franklin D. Roosevelt here
was considered by federal agents to-
day to be their chief clew in tracing;
the would-be assassin.
Found with a crudely made but
potentially dangerous apparatus, the
note was sent to New York postal
inspectors to aid them in ascertain-
ing who mailed the package to the
President-elect from Watertown, N.
While the note was not made pub-
lie, pcstofflce officials, said it threat-
ened Mr. Roosevelt only by implica-
tion. It was written on a correspond-
ence card of mediocre quality and
placed in an unaddressed envelope.,
The package containing a shotgun
shell, with wiring shaped as a "J"
over the cap, was discovered at thej
city postoffice Tuesday when it tumb-
led from a mail sack and burst open.
Postoffice and justice department
investigators are believed to be work-
ing quietly on the case at Watertown.
i1an Tears Coat; Sends
Common Council Bill
The Comomn Council of Ann
Arbor, amidst all its worrying over,
delinquent taxes, increasing wel-
fare dependents, and agitation for
better water, now faces another
problem. One J. P. Austin has pe-
titioned the council for $2. He.
claims that while walking along
State St., he passed near a waste
paper receptacle, the edge of
which was pointed. His coat was
caught and torn on the pointed
edge. The damage cost him $2 and
he thinks the council is respon-
Jible and has asked it to pay the
bill. The council has referred the
matter to the city attorney,
Announces New Theory
A recent article printed in the
"Zeitschrift fur Astrophysik," set
forth a new theory of the expanding
universe which has.,just been ad-
vanced" by Milne, a well-known Eng-
lish ' astro-physicist at Oxford . Uni-
versity. This theory proves the one
advanced by LaMaitre, and of which
much has been written,- to be abso-
lutely wrong, it is said.
LaMaitre, a Catholic priest who is
now in Pasadena, Cal., with Einstein,
made use of the principle of general
relativity in advancing his theory of
the expanding univrese.
Harm His Son
Millionaire Is Willing To
Sp'end- Thousands To
DENVER, Colo., Feb. 23. -(/P) -
Claude K. Boettcher today vowed
vengeance upon the kidnapers of his
son, Charles Boettcher, II, if the 31-
year-old wealthy broker is harmed
while in their custody.
"I will spend five times the $60,-
000 ransom or ten times that sum
to track them down if they harm one
hair of my son's head," the multi-
millionaire declared, a short time
after it was learned a revolver had
been ordered for him by his son's
firm, Boettcher, Newton and Com-
The elder Boettcher, who Tuesday
night made a futile effort to contact
the kidnapers on a lonely road, was
prevailed upon by police to take steps
to protect himself from kidnaping or
His voice charged with emotion,
the father delivered hisnultimatum
to the kidnapers of his son a.t a con-
ference with newspaper men.
"I have no reason to believe my
son is not alive," he said. "The ab-
ductors know I am ready and willing
to meet their demands. Surely they
are business men enough to take care
of my son so they can fulfill their
part of the bargain. Theyrmust also
realize I will spend my fortune and
the rest of my life in tracking them
cdown and bringing them to justice
if they harm him."
Today was the eleventh day of
young Boettcher's captivity. Police
said they were stalemated in their
investigation because of the father's
announced policy of non-co-opera-
tion with them.
Boettcher blamed his failure to
contact the abductors on his being
followed by detectives.
Wisconsin In Favor.Of
MADISON, Wis., Feb. 23.-(Big
Ten)--Faculty approval of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin's proposed pre-
ferential rushing system was assured
when Wisconsin's 'dean of' students
last week spoke in favor of the plan.
The plan, similar to that now in
use at the University of Michigan will
not be submitted for final adoption
until ,a majority of the campus fra-
ternities approve it.
First Views Of German Blast; Zangara On Trial; Roosevelt Confers With Ck,
A .ocatocl Prc:s 1Photor.s
Troublesome questions of war debts and world economic prob-
lems took Ambassador Paul Claudel of France to New York to con-
fer with President-Elect Roosevelt. It was Mr. Roosevelt's second
discussion with the representative of a great foreign power in ?I
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