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34 Sailors Are
Drowned At Sea;
Three Rescued

Will Receive international Honor

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Seek Return Of Insull Brothers
In Quiz Of Utility Firm's Collapse

Freighter Nevada Goes
Rocks Near Island
Alaskan Coast

On
Off

Marooned Two Days
Jap Freighter Attempts
Rescue, But Finds Sea
Too Rough

SEATTLE, Sept. 30-(AP)-Pieces of
the battered hulk of the freighter
Nevada pounded today on a rocky
Aleutian island where 34 members
of her crew were drowned by stormy
seas.
Only three men survived-saved
by their own strength and daring
and the heroism of lifeboat crews
from two rescue ships.
They were taken off Amtignak is-
land late Thursday by the President
Madison, in a serious condition from
exposure and lack of food. They
had remained on the island, without
shelter and only dried flour to eat,
for two sleepless days after seeing
their captain and shipmates leap into
a gale-lashed sea and never appear
again.
The three are:
James Thorsen, a cadet of Port-
land, Ore.
Fritz Dewall, ablebodied seaman,
no address.
Lucena N. Decanay, ordinary sea-
man, Manila, P. I.
Too Weak to Tell Story
They were so weak when taken
aboard the President Madison they
could tell only snatches of the hor-
ror they witnessed when their Japan-
bound freighter piled on the rocks
and then began to break to pieces.
Of the officers and crew of 37, they
were the only ones to reach shore,
fighting their way s u c c e s s f u l l y
through breakers which a day later
kept a small boat of the Japanese
freighter Oregon Maru from reach-
ing the uninhabited island to take
them off.
After resting and eating as the
President Madison r e s u m e d her
course for Victoria, B. C., the trio
revived. A radio message received
early today reported "all well now."
One of them received a cut on the
head while landing in the surf from
the Nevada.
The message contained no further
details of the wreck of the Nevada
-in the ship's graveyard of the north
Pacific Wednesday morning.
Saw Skipper Drown
Before their eyes, they said, their
captain, T. W. Johansen of Portland,
Ore., and the first officer, E. T.
Wendt, also of Portland, leaped over-
board into the foaming surf to dis-
appear.
Heroism of rescued and rescuers
was told in a laconic message from
Capt. R. J. Healy of the President
Madison hero of a previous less trag-
ic rescue in Aleutian waters. He ra-
dioed:
"We have taken aboard the three
survivors of the freighter Nevada.
Rest are drowned in the surf. The
rescue work by our officers and crew
was magnificent."
During rescue attempts in gale and
high seas, a small boat of the Ore-
gon Maru was lost and several men
injured. Food was thrown over the
side of the Japanese freighter in
hope it would float to shore where
the trio was marooned.
Board, Room, Tuition
In Fraternity Fellowship

(Associated Press Photo)
Lowell Thomas, noted lecturer who will appear on Oct. 29 in the
Oratorical Association Lecture Series, will be made a chevalier of the
Legion of Honor Oct. 22, in New York.

Ford Company
Reduces Pay
Scales To $5
Common Labor Is Given
50 Cents An Hour; Few
May Receive 62 12 Cents
D E T R O I T, Sept. 30--{P)--Pay
scale revisions which include a re-
duction of the daily minimum wage
to $4 have been announced by the
Ford Motor Co. In a statement the
company announced a new "hiring
in" minimum of 50 cents an hour for
common labor, and added that the
"pay adjustment" affected all em-
ployees, although it hoped the re-
vised scale would be temporary.
The company's statement did not
specify the reduction as they af-
fected employees other than those
classified as "common laborers," but
said the majority of factory em-
ployees will receive 621/2 cents an
hour and "upward."
The company's statement said:
"From the highest executive to the
ordinary laborer Ford employees will
receive pay adjustments which it is
hoped will be temporary, based on a
reclassification of the types of work
performed.
"For common labor, a 'hiring in'
minimum of 50 cents an hour has
been scheduled. The new minimum
for semi-skilled labor is 621/2 cents
an hour. Skilled labor receives its
former minimum of 75 cents an hour,
unchanged. -
"The actual wages paid will range
from the minimum figures upward.
"This leaves the Ford Motor Co.
wage schedule the highest in the
automotive industry.;
"A comparatively small number of
men will be affected by the lowest
brackets, the majority receiving 621/2
cents per hour and upward."
Ford plants are on an eight-hour
day basis. Employees are working
from three to five days a week.
Twenty years ago, Henry Ford an-
nounced establishment of a $5 a day
minimum for his employees. This
later was raised to $6 and in the win-
ter of 1927 to $7. Return to the $6{
scale was announced about a year
ago.
Student Directory
Being Compiled Inf
Yearbook Office

Biologist From
China To Study
In U. Museums

Y. 'T. Chu, P r of
From Shanghai,
Fish Research

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Plans

Prof. Y. T. Chu, assistant profes-
sor in the department of biology at
St. John's University, Shanghai, will
spend the year doing research work
at the University Museums, it is an-
nounced. He has brought with him
nine large cans of Chinese. fish, for
purposes of identification and com-
parison with Asiatic fish in the mu-
seum here.
Professor Chu is especially inter-
ested in the cyprinidae, the most
prominent family of Chinese fish,
and is making a study of the pharyn-
geal dentation of fishes in that fam-
ily, with a view to finding a corre-
lation in the habits of these fish
and the forms of their dentation.
According to Professor Chu, more
than 400 species of this family are
known, while there may be many
more in existence. The University
Museums have specimens of this
family collected from Japan and
Java, as well as North America.
Professor Chu received his master
of science degree from Cornell in
1926. When he has finished his
work here, he will go to Ithaca to
work with his former teacher, Prof.
J. G. Needham, on a large collec-
tion of Chinese stone-flies, belong-
ing to the order plecoptera, which
Professor Chu has brought from
various districts of Chekiang prov-
ince. Most of these are unknown to
science.
Brumm Describes New
Course In Journalism
"The new course in journalism ad-
mitting sophomores to further work
in that field is merely a cultural.
course, as well as one designed to
catch those students who think of
journalism as a romantic adventure,"
declared Prof. John L. Brumm, head
of the journalism department, in an
interview yesterday.
Professor Brumm pointed out that
the field of journalism is becoming
crowded and that newspapers are{
becoming fewer owing to the tend-
ancy towards consolidation. "How-
ever," he said, "almost all of our
seniors who graduated from this de-
partment last year have newspaper
positions, and six of them now own
their publications."
Professor Brumm further said that
many students go into journalism
who are uncertain as to their future,
and when they find their mistake
they have only a year and a half to
dig into something else.
The United States imported more
than 48,800,000 goat and kid skins
in 1931.
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O t Ticket, Endcrses
Hoover Liquor Stanr!
Green WBaks Shaw
Demoerats Support '1ei ,
Whimte, And Blue Repeal
Proposal For State
By Gilbert T. Shilson
(Associated Press Staff Writer)
DETROIT, Sept. 30 - The major
political parties today had rounded
out their platforms and named their
candidates for the November elec-
tion.
In their state convention in De-
troit Thursday the Republicans re-
nominated Frank D. Fitzgerald, sec-
retary of state; Howard C. Lawrence,
state treasurer: O. B. Fuller, auditor
general, and Paul W. Voorhies, at-
torney general. A platform was
adopted making President Hoover's
interpretation of the national pro-
hibition plank the stand of the par-
ty in Michigan.
Back Amendment
The Democrats, earlier in the week,
advoted adoption of the "red, white,
and blue" amendment to repeal state
constitutional prohibition and create
a state liquor commission and local
option. To oppose the incumbent
state officers they nominated Bur-
nett J. Abbott of Saginaw for secre-
tary of state, Patrick H. O'Brien of1
Detroit for attorney general, T. I.
Fry of Fremont for state treasurer
and John J. Stackrof Escanaba for
auditor general.
The Republican gathering was en-
tirely harmonious.
The enthusiasm of the delegates
pleased party leaders. Heads of all7
factions joined in an appeal for par-1
ty unity. Such outstanding state fig-..
ures as United States Senators James
Couzens and Arthur H. Vandenberg
and former Governors Chase S. Os-
born and Fred W. Green joined in
asking for co-ordinated party ef-
fort. To make the picture com-
plete, Edward N. Barnard, leader of
a Wayne county faction which nor-
mally is not considered friendly to
the administration, indorsed the en-
tire ticket.
Vandenberg Cheered
The delegates cheered as Senator
Vandenberg d e r i d e d Democratic
campaign slogans; as Green, who is
not considered particularly friendly
to Gov. Brucker, indorsed the "en-
tire ticket," and as Osborn infer-
entially lauded Green for taking the
stand he did. Gov. Brucker asked
for victory for the ticket "from top
to bottom."
The only sign of a contest in the
convention was in the resolutions
committee. Frank X. Martel, Detroit
labor leader, attempted to obtain the
adoption of a plank favoring repeal
of the state constitutional prohibi-
tion amendment, but his motion was
tabled by an overwhelming vote. For
a time there was talk of a minority
report, but leaders pressed so strong-
ly for harmony that the plan was
given up and a floor fight was
averted.
The prohibition plank affirmed the
national party platform, and added
"as interpreted by President Hoover
in his acceptance speech." In his
speech of acceptance the President
said, of prohibition: 'There must be
a change." While party leaders evi-
dently were unable, in conferences
they held with Col. Fred M. Alger,
Lewis L. Bredin and other officers of
the Crusaders, to obtain an indorse-
ment for the entire Republican state
ticket, they felt the broader terms
employed by the President in dealing
with prohibition would adequately
meet the situation in Michigan.

It may look more like your room-
mate than it does like you, but at
any rate the picture on your identi-
fication card this year is going to re-
semble a human being and may help
convince people you are a college stu-
"ent instead of a member of the
Capone gang or Exhibit A from the
"oo.
E. J. Francisco, photographer in
charge of the picture-taking, prom-
ised pictures "200 percent better" this
year, and a glance over the big table
in Dean Bursley's office where thous-
ands of "mugs" are scattered wait-
ing to be pasted to the proper blue
card would seem to bear out his
word, for many presentable faces
were among the number.
Distribution of the cards will be-
gin early in the week and will follow
the same plan as last year. Small
alphabetical groups of names will be
instructed to call each day; all cards
to be distributed in time for use at
the Northwestern game next Satur-
day.
Forestry School
Nears Conclusion
Of Tree Planting
The School of Forestry, according
to Professor Ramsdell, is completing
its fall tree planting on the Univer-
sity preserve located at Douglas lake
in Cheboygan County, site also of
the Biological Station.
Approximately 200,000 trees will be
planted on the 5,000 acre tract be-
ing developed in co-operation with
the Biological Station. Professor
Ramsdell, who leaves Sunday for the
preserve, says that the planting will
be completed by the end of next
week.
The school has been active all sum-
mer in preparation of this surplus
land not used by the Biological Sta-
tion and six miles of fire breaks have
been constructed. The trees furnish-
ed by the State Department of Con-
servation free of charge consist of
three fourths Norway and one fourth
White Pine. The rest of the project
is being financed by the Pack Found-
ation.
Professor Ramsdell later in the
week will attend the Land Utilization
Conference in upper Michigan. The
Forestry School is interested in ad-
ditional research plots for conserva-
tion measures and at present has an
investigation under way at Sugar Is-
land.
A piece of seed potato should
weigh at least one ounce, the Ohio
experiment station advises.
802 Packard St.
Today 11:30 to 1:30
Roast Pork
Roast Beef
Breaded veal Cutlets
Pork Chops Meat Loaf
Mashed Potatoes
Cole slaw or carrots and Peas
Butter Scotch Pecan Pudding
Raspberry whip-Cake
Coffee -- Milk -- Cider
30c

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HAMBURGERS. ...........5c
HOMEMADE PIE ............5c
SANDWICHES........10c and Up
We deliver orders over 50c
Call 6319
OPEN 7A.M. - 1:30 A.M.

CHICAGO, Sept. 30-(15-The re-
turn of Samuel Insull from Paris
and his brother, Martin J. Insull,
from Ontario, will be sought, it was
announced by one of the attorneys
for investors in the bankrupt In-
sull Utility Investments, Inc.
Attorney L e w is Jacobson, who
made the announcement, said that
he and his associates would seek
to have subpenaes issued for the
brothers, who left the country short-
ly after the collapse of the Insull
utility empire.
Jacobson said, however, that the
subpenaes wound not be enforceable
outside of the jurisdiction of the
court in which they were issued, but
added that if the brothers failed to
reply to them, other steps might be
taken. At the same time Jacobson
said he would seek to stop the an-
nual pension of $18,000 which Sam-
uel Insull is r *.eiving from three op-
erating Chicago Utilities.
Jacobson made his s t a t e m e n t
Thursday during Federal Judge Wal-
ter C. Lindley's inquiry into the af-
fairs of one of the bankrupt In-
stll investment companies.
State's Attorney John A. Swan-
son also indicated he would like to
question the Insull brothers, as well
as Samuel Insull's son, Samuel, jr.,
still vice chairman of the three Chi-
cago operating utilities, who left Sat-
urday to visit his parents in Paris.
Swanson questioned former Insull

officials and learned, he said later.
that Martin J. Insull withdrew sev-
eral sheafs of stock from the port-
folio of the Middle West Utilities Co.,
huge holding concern of which he
was president, to safeguard his own
and friends stock account and bank
loans.
Much interest was created by the
introduction into evidence at the
bankruptcy hearing of a roster of
250 names-many of them nation-
ally known in political, financial, and
industrial circles--comprising a syn-
dicate which underwrote part of an
issue of 600,000 shares.
Heart Disease Kills
Oldest Prison Lifer
BRIDGEWATER, Mass., Sept. 30
-(U. P.)--Jesse Pomeroy, America's
oldest lifer in point of service, died
suddenly early today at Bridgewater
State farm.
Pomeroy, who would have ob-
served his seventy-third birthday an-
niversary Nov. 29, had 'erved 56
years in prison--38 of those years
in solitary confinement-for a mur-
der committed in his boyhood.
Heart disease finally ended the life
of the withered old man condemned
to the gallows as a child of 15. He
had won a commutation because of
his youth.

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College and Fraternity
Jewelry

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Watch and Jewelry Repairing

Engraving - Optical Dept.

Arcade Jewelry, Shop

Carl F. Bay

Phone 9727

16 Nickels Arcade

5:30 to 7:30
Soup
Cubed Beef Steaks
Lamb Chops Pork Chops
Roast Veal
Sauer Kraut and Spare Ribs
Mashed or Fried Potatoes
Scalloped Tomatoes -- Spinach
Creamed Corn
Banana Short Cake
Apricot Pecan Pudding
Ice Cream -- Cake
Coffee -- Milk -- Tea
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A new and unusual fellowship plan,
calling for the creation of 23 fel-
lowships throughout the country, has
been conceived by Phi Kappa fra-
ternity and is being tried out at its
Michigan chapter, according to of-
ficials at the central office.
The unusual feature of the plan is
that no large cash fund is involved
in maintenance of the graduate re-
cipient. Each man given the award
receives free board and room at the
chapter houses and is usually of such
high scholastic standing that tuition
refunds are secured. In return the
graduate sttdent is expected to act
as an adviser to the chapter in fi-
nancial, organization, and scholar-
ship matters.
The plan, in more detail, is to be
presented to all members of the In-
terfraternity Conference at their an-
nual Convention in November by Dr.
T. J. Killian, vice-president of Phi
Kappa and sponsor of the fellow-
ships.
All-Americans to Grace
Game Program Covers
M i c h i g a n 's All-Americans will
adorn the regular programs for home
football games this year, replacing
the usual photographs of buildings
on the campus, Phil Pack, athletic
publicity director, announced last
night.

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The 1932-1933 Student Directory
is being compiled in the offices of
the Michigan e n s i a n, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Benjamin Mc-
Fate, '33, managing editor of the
1933 yearbook. Adele Ewing, '33,
who is in charge of the proof read-
ing, has issued a call for all men and
women interested in trying out for
the 'Ensian to report at the offices
in the Student Publications Build-
ing after 2 p. m. Monday. Those
who take part will be given a free
copy of the Directory and credit to-
wards an upper staff position on the
'Ensian.
According to Cyrus Huling, '33,
editor-in-chief of the Directory, it
will be on sale this year approxi-
mately two weeks earlier than be-
fore. The work is being done even
more thoroughly than before and
this year will bring less errors, he
stated. However, it is necessary that
all organizations return at once the
blanks that are being mailed with
complete information regarding their
members. The deadline for this has
been set at Oct. 6.

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