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_ _THE MICHIGAN DAILY

iais Push

Four Charged With Bribery Plead Not Guilty

Stubborn Battle
On Foreclosures
Midwestern Farmers See
$1,500,000,000 Staked
In Mortgaged Debts
Relief Is Demanded
Eight States Embattled In
'Moratorium' Demand;
Ohioans Use Coercion
DES MOINES, Ia., Jan. 27-()-
With an estimated billion and a half
dollars at stake in the form of mort-
gaged debt in nine states, midwest-
ern farmers today stuck with firm-
ness to their campaign against fore-
closure sales.'
From Le Mars, Ia., where the
movement gained impetus several
weeks ago to Idaho and Oklahoma,
reverberations were heard in the
courts, governors' chambers and in
continued gatherings of determined
farmers.
Oklahoma, Idaho and Ohio farm-'
ers added their protests Thursday to
that of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska,
Wisconsin and the Dakotas. Census
figures for 1930, the latest available,
listed the aggregate of mortgages on
farms in these nine states at $1,530,-
081,408.
At Tulsa, Okla., three judges de-
clared avirtual moratorium on mort-
gage default foreclosures until
March 13. Their decision does not
apply to contested cases.
Nampa, Ida., farmers demanded
legislative relief and one spokesman
threatened to get a "six-shooter and
four red-blooded men" to force leg-
islation.
Eight hundred Ohio farmers at
Bowling Green forced a finance com-
pany bidder to withdraw and bought
$200 worth of property for $14, then
returned it to the originalowner.
In.Iowa, Gov. IHerri g assured a
group of Wapello county to his co-
operation in delaying farm mort-
gage sales. Meanwhile, an Iowa dis-
trict judge denied an injunction
sought to restrain an insurance -com-
pany from foreclosing on a farm
mortgage. However, the judge con-
tinued the foreclosure suit until the
March court term in accord with
Gov. Herring's recent proclamation
calling for sale postpnements.
At Le Mars, farmers preented
foreclosure on the home of a dentist,
to whom many said they owed dental:
bills.
John Carmody, secretary of the
Omaha Federal Land, bank, in a
speech at Des Moines, asserted that
the bank plans no indiscriminate
foreclosure campaign and that "it
will do its best to aid" where farm-
ers cannot pay.
In Nebraska a Sarpa county sher-
iff prevented more than a score of
bidders at a chattel mortgage fore-
closure from obtaining goods for
minimum prices by serving each with
an injunction. Thereafter, the sale
proceeded normally and average
prices were obtained, the sheriff said.
Wisconsin Has
Co-Ops; Pay 88
Cents A, Day.
Two Co-Operative Houses
On Badger Campus Take
Care Of 49 Students
Of the 49 students who are living

in the University of Wisconsin's two
men's co-operative houses this year.
taking advantage of the University's
efforts to bring them comfortable
living quarters and substantial food
at the lowest possible prices, 42 are
from homes in Wisconsin, it was re-
vealed recently.
Seven others living in the two
houses, which are conveniently lo-
cated within one block of the Univer-
sity campus, are from five other
states, including Kentucky, Colorado,
New Jersey, Illinois, and Pennsyl-
vania, census figures revealed.
Men living in these two houses,
which are operated on a non-profit
sharing basis by the University,
under the direction, of competent
managers have obtained both their
board and room since the' regular
session opened last September at an
average daily cost of only 88 cents
-a new low record in living costs
among students aV the state univer-
sity.
Because of the successful opera-
tion of these two houses, and be-
cause of their popularity among men
students who find that the depres-
sion has made them seek higher edu-
cation at the lowest possible cost, the
University is now preparing to open
a third co-operative house for men
to be made available to students later
this month, according to J. D. Phil-
lips, business manager.
Cape Cod Lighthouse, familiarly
known as the Highlands and mark-

-Associated Press Photo
Pleas of not guilty were filed in Recorder's court in Detroit in the cases of two patrolmen, a state in-
spector and a bus line manager who were charged with accepting and giving bribes in Detroit in connec-
tion with investigation of reported evasions of weight and license tax laws by inter-state bus companies. Left
to right: Patrolman Russell Moede, William A. Jackson, Inspector for the Michigan Public Utilities Com-
mission; Patrolman Russell Veach; a court attache; Stephen H. Berke, bus company manager, and an at-
torney.

Pistols Blaze
In Philadelphia
Gang Warfare
Policeman, Two Women
Slain; One Wounded In
Outbreak Of Vice War
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 27. - (P) -
Blazing pistols in the hands of a
marksman-killer claimed the lives of
two women and a policeman Thurs-
day night in what authorities said
may have been the outbreak of a
vice war.
In a darkened house near the cen-
ter of the city, Mrs. Yetta Cooper,
alias Cohen, alleged proprietress of
a disorderly establishment, was shot
through the head with a .45 caliber
pistol and a young woman tentatively
identified as Patsy Miller was shot
between the eyes. A third woman
was slightly wounded.
In an exchange of shots with the
slayer, as he fled through yards at
the rear of the house, Patrolman
Frederick J. Dolan was killed. The
slayer escaped amid a fusillade of
shots from police who went to the
scene.
More than a score of persons were
I rounded up for questioning soon
after the slayings but no arrests were
made. Among those detained was
Ben Cooper, alias Cohen, husband of
one of the dead women.
Outside the house police found two
heavy automatic pistols believed to
have been discarded by the killer, but.
they were unable to locate Patrolman
Dolan's weapon.
Addie Davis, Negro maid, told po-
lice the man appeared at the door
shortly before midnight. He was ad-
mitted and asked for Mrs. Cooper.
The woman evidently knew him, the
maid said, and they talked together
for a moment before he suddenly
whipped out two pistols and began
shooting.
Reed Urges Abolition
Of Counties In Speech
Consolidation of counties and
abolition of townships was advocated
Thursday by Prof. Thomas H. Reed,
of the political science department,
in a speech which he delivered be-.
fore the Grand Rapids Rotary Club.
According to Professor Reed huge
economies are possible in the field
of county and township government,
and may be accomplished without in
any way impairing their efficiency.
The only persons to suffer, Profes-
sor Reed dclared, would be the office
holders who would be thrown out of
their jobs.
Professor Riggs Is
Injured In Accident
Hurt in an automobile accident
near Perrysburg, Ohio, Wednesday,
Prof. Henry E. Riggs of the engineer-
ing college, was brought to the Uni-
versity hospital Thursday. He re-
ceived a broken leg and severe shock
in tlhe accident.
The car in which Professor Riggs
was riding skidded and went into a
ditch, turning over on its side, and
throwing Professor Riggs onto the
road. He received treatment at Per-
rysburg before returning to Ann Ar-
bor.

Tobacco
Change
X-Ray

Species
Possible,
Tests Show

BERKELEY, Cal., Jan. 27.-(W)-
Results of a five-year study of the
effects of X-rays on tobacco plants
have been reported by T. H. Good-
speed, professor of botany at the
University of California.
The experiments, he said, have
shown the possibility of producing
a series of new species of both scien-
tific and commercial interest.
Male Cells Treated
Exposure of the male cells of the
tobacco plant to X-rays for varying
lengths of times, Dr. Goodspeed
states, produces wide variations in
the product of the seed, causing in
some instances the growth of giant
plants with larger and more numer-
ous leaves. In others, the result is
pygmy plants with flowers of un-
usual hue.
By proper breeding these differ-
entiations have been stabilized and
plants of various qualities can be
made to breed true, year after year,
says Professor Goodspeed.
From a scientific standpoint the
work is regarded of value because
it has shown the germ plasm in a
male sex cell can be changed by ex-
posure to X-rays without steriliza-
tion. This gives permanence to the
X-ray effects and opens up a new
field of experimentation.
New Strains Possible
From a commercial viewpoint the
importance lies in the possibility of
obtaining new strains of tobacco,
producing larger and more numer-
ous leaves on a single plant. Should
the new strains have defects, Dr.:
Goodspeed says, the valuable char-
acteristics produced by the X-rays
can be transferred to commercial:
races by crossing.
Original experiments in reorgan-
izing the germ plasm were begun at
the university by ProfessorgGood-
speed and Professor A. R. Olson of
the department of chemistry.
Mature pollens, the male sex cells
of the plant, were sprinkled on glass
slides under a high voltage X-ray
tube for varying lengths of time.
These cells were used to fertilize to-
bacco plants, some 40,000 of which
were traced through seven genera-
tions during the experiments.
To Treat Other Plants
"We have touched less than a
tenth of a per cent of the possibili-
ties in tobacco plant mutation pro-
duced by X-radiation," Professor
Goodspeed said, "but we have opened
up a great field of possibilities."
Attention now is being turned to
the effect of other kinds of X-radia-
tion upon relatives of the tobacco
plant and upon cotton and wheat.

String Quartet
Will Soon Play
In Ann Arbor
Advance Reports Picture
Their Music As That Of
A Single Instrument
Founded in wartime, the Buda-
pest String Quartet, soo nto appear
in Ann Arbor, looks back on a decade
of concert triumphs all over the
world.
An unusual feature of the organi-
sation is the fact that, although
each member is a musician of in-
dividual talent, the group is unham-
pered by soloist performances. They
insist on maintaining their corporate
identity as a quartet, and have
sought throughout their colorful ca-
reer to build up an approach to per-
fection in string music.
In over 10 years of collaboration,
the Budapest Quartet has given more
than 800 concerts, covering all of
Europe, Morocco, the Canary Islands,
and America. Matchless instruments,
faultlessly selected, have been largely
responsible for the group's success;
the work is executed through the
medium of these tonal masterpieces
in such a manner as to make the
entire four sound like 16 strings of
one instrument.
"They play with the same thought,
almost it would seem, with the same
breath," said Corbin Patrick of the
Indianapolis Star, following a per-
formance in that city a year ago. "It
is superb harmony, strikin gco-ordi-
nation of personal faculties. They
draw a tone of warm brilliance. They
endow their performance with a vig-
or that sustains interest through the
longest, most repetitious passages."
And, by way of completing this
criticism, the St. Joseph News said,
a mont hlater, "Such effects as were
achieved by the Budapest Quartet
are possible only by the highest type
of artists."
Police Seek Robber
Who Raided Dentists
Police are searching for the person
or persons who entered a number of
business and professional offices in
the city Thursday,- but-hve discov-
ered no clues as yet.
Several inlays were taken during
the noon hour by the thieves from
the dental office of Dr. Robert K.
Brown, 711 North University avenue.
At the office of Hadley and Blaess,
408 Ann Arbor Trust Company, a
lock was forced open, but nothing
was stolen. An attempt was made to
enter the office of Dr. K. A. Easlick
and Dr. John Coggan, 816 South
State street, but was unsuccessful.
Numerous dentists' offices have been
entered at the noon hour during the
past month, records at the police
office show.
Community Fund Clean
Up Drive Postponed
The Ann Arbor Community Fund
clean-up drive, scheduled for the end
of this week, has been postponed in-
definitely, it was announced at fund
headquarters today. A number of
workers for the fund are associated
with the University, and can not de-
vote a sufficient amount of time to
the collection because of semester
examinations. No time has been set
for the future drive.

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License Plate Sales
Less Than Year

Ago

Purchasing of new license plates
this year has fallen off approximate-
ly one-half when compared with the
number bought during the same per-
iod last year at the Ann Arbor
branch bureau in the Chamber of
Commerce building, officials an-
nounced yesterday. The total num-
ber of plates sold thus far is 2,-
200.
Jan. 31 is the final date for the
purchasing of the new plates, and
local police have received no word of
an extension as yet.

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