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The Weather
Cloudy, probably accompan-
led by rain and colder in ex-
treme east portion today,





Slosson On




NRA Outlaws
Are Attacked
By Rooseve lt
President Declares T h a t
It Is No Time To Seek
Personal Gain

'.Lost' Umbrellas Rented
By An English Railroad
LONDON, Oct. 7.-())-Eng-
land's rainy days are coming- so
a railway is undertaking an um-
brella service.
The service will enable travelers
to borrow one of the unclaimed
"lost property" umbrellas for the
day if the outlook is showerywhen
they get to their destinations.
Passengers - who hold season
tickets-known in America as
commutation tickets-will be al-
lowed a "gamp" by paying four
cents a day.
Travelers who hold ordinary
tickets will be required to deposit

Gives Address At
Gompers Memorial
Speaks Strongly Against
'Hotheads' In Ranks Of
Laboring Classes
WASHINGTON, O c t. 7 - (P) -
President Roosevelt today publicly
assailed the NRA "objectors" who
are handicapping his recovery pro-
gram and asserted this was no time
"to seek special privilege, undue ad-
vantage, or personal gain, because we
face today a crisis."
Before entering a conference at
the White House to urge steel manu-
facturers to see if they could not
settle the soft coal strike in their
mines in western Pennsylvania, Mr.
Roosevelt told the American Federa-
tion of Labor that "unselfish patriot-
ism" must come first in the economic
rehabilitation effort.
The President said there were
"hotheads" in workers' ranks who
think that results can be obtained
by noise and violence" and some em-
ployers who prefer government by
a privileged class instead of by ma-
jority rule.
"But it is clear," he asserted, "that
the sum of the objectors on both
sides cuts a very small figure in the
total of employers and employees
alike, men and women, who are go-
ing along wholehearted in the war
against depression."
He said the federation which had
halted its annual convention here
for a dedication, must settle its juris-
dictional and other disputes of the
recovery program was to go ahead
full speed.
Mr. Roosevelt added; the "over-
whelming majority" or workers and
employes w e r e co-operating the
share work drive. But he likened the
few recalcitrants to picking horses
that would be lassoed and "put in a
Praising the trade union organiza-
tion work of Gompers, the President
emphasized the progress of the last
22 years by saying he and Gompers,
Senator Wagner, of New York, and
Alfred E. Smith, were labelled "dan-
gerous radicals" when they obtained
passage of a bill in the New York
legislature limiting the work of
women in industry to 54 hours a
For Life Given
o Kidnapers
Gangsters Are Sentenced
In Urschel Case; Receive
Maimum Penalty
Sentence of life imprisonment, the
maxinum penalty under the new
federal kidnaping law, were dealt
out today to Harvey Bailey, prison-
breaking desperado, Albert Bates,
Denver gangster, and Mr. and Mrs.
R. G. Shannon, Texas farm folk, for
the Charles F. Urschel kidnaping.
Federal Judge Edgar S. Vaught,
fixed the sentences in closing the first
days of the government's roundup
and prosecution of the gang that ab-
ducted the millionaire oil man last
July 22nd and collected $200,000
ransom for his release,
Armon Shannon, 22-year-old son
of R. G. Shannon, on whose farm
near Paradise, Tex., Urschel was held
in irons and blindfolds for nine days,
was given a ten-year suspended sen-
tence conditioned upon his future
good conduct.
Two Minneapolis men, Edward

Berman and,; Clifford Skellj, 'con-
victed as "money changers" in the
ransom deal, received five-year sen-
tences. Their attorney, J. B. Dud-
ley, gave notice of appeal immedi-
The sentences were pronounced
before a crowded courtroom. Thous-
ands thronged the streets outside the
federal building to get a glimpse of
the gang that was rounded up, con-
victed and sentenced within 75 days
after Urschel was abducted from his
home by two men named by the Gov-
no'nfm a .0A lnvca 11

Highway Work
Hurried Along
By our States
Michigan, Kentucky, Indi.
ana, And Illinois Rush
For Share Of Cash
CHICAGO, Oct. 7.-(P)-Slow to
respond at first to the offer of free
roads, the four states of Illinois, Ken-
tucky, Michigan and Indiana are now
stepping briskly up to the wishing
The Chicago office of the bureau
of roads may distribute three-fourths
of the $60,000,000 it has for the re-
gion by next July, officials say.
To date, said J. T. Voshell, head
of the Chicago office, it has approved
enough highway work to make con-
siderable business for cement mills
and quarries this winter. Although
construction, where it has been
started, will stop in another month,
contracts will be let throughout the
winter, and Voshell expects they will
result almost immediately in orders
for materials.
The state highway departments
have delayed asking for the govern-
ment's free roads for two reasons, the
bureau engineers explain. The gov-
ernment's offer-to put $400,000,000
into highways-found the four states
without much road work in mind.'
Too, for Federal approval, the roads
must be of a particular sort-they.
must fit into state and even national
oad plans.
A definite part must be main roads,
and equally definite parts must be
feeder roads and spurs of established
roads. The new roads must fit into
the system of "Federal aid roads"
built before the depression, when the
government was only paying half the
"The bureau hopes to build no in-
advisable roads," Voshell explains.
A sample of the mathematics in-
volved is this:
States which have finished 90 per
cent of their "Federal aid" roads-
which could not be more than 7 per
cent of all their roads-may have
free roads of the same sort (usually
main roads) to the extent of another
one per cent. When this new one per
cent is 90 per cent completed, the
states are entitled to another one
per cent.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Oct.
7.-P)--Floods and widespread
property destruction followed on the
heels of a tropical storm today, with
heavy damage resulting to roads,
bridges, communication lines, and
In the capital a landslide of Ber-
rinche hill endangered National the-
ater, the British legation, the tele-
graph and postoflice and the Belgian

Dismissal Of
Wilcox Asked
By Skillman
Grand Jury Investigation
Finds Sheriff Guilty Of
Comstock's Action
On Ouster Awaited
Petition Charges Women
Visitors Were Allowed
In Prisoners' Cells
LANSING, Oct. 7.-(P)-A peti-
tion demanding the removal of Sher-
iff Thomas C. Wilcox, of Wayne
county (Detroit) tonight awaited ac-
tion by Gov. William A. Comstock.
The ouster demand was brought to
the executive's desk today from the
court of Judge W. McKay Skillman,
Detroit, but the governor was absent.
The petition by Judge Skillman,
who presided over a grand jury which
investigated a number of charges sur-
rounding Wilcox's conduct of the
Sheriff's office, charges general mis-
feasance in office, solicitation of
money from slot machine and road-
house operators, and padding of ex-
pense accounts for the transfer of
prisoners. Wilcox is a Democrat.
In his findings, Judge Skillman
charged that Wilcox, in a conference
with underworld characters in a
downriver resort set a price of $10,-
000 for the slot machine concession
in Wayne county, and that he ap-
pointed Dr. Mark Herzfield as under-
sheriff, although knowing that the
latter had had dealings with alleged
underworld characters relative to
protection in return for campaign
Judge Skillman's petition charged
that certain prisoners in the county
jail were permitted to have liquor
and entertain women in their cells
while serving sentences and that vis-
itors were allowed at the cells while
serving sentences and that visitors
were allowed at the jail without
proper supervision and control.
The petition charges that neglect
on the part of the sheriff and his
staff permitted one wholesale jail
break and the escape of two convicted
felons from his custody and thl
smuggling into the jail of firearms
and other weapons.
It also charges that with Herzfield,
he levied assessments against the
first salaries of newly-appointed dep-
uty sheriffs for the purchase of a
diamond-studded badge for himself,
the amount collected being in ex-
cess of the purchase price of the
badge. He charges also that he ob-
tained several thousand dollars from
the state through falsification of ex-
pense vouchers for guards who took
prisoners to distant penal institutions.
Former Cashier Denies
Benton Harbor Theft
BENTON HARBOR, Oct. 7.-()-
Elmer Fisher, former cashier of the
Bentor Harbor State Bank, was ar-
raigned in justice court today on
charges of embezzling $2,800 from
the bank. He demanded an examina-
tion, which was set for Nov. 9. Bond
of $1,500 was not furnished.
Fisher waived extradition when ar-
rested in Chicago and was brought
here on a warrant signed by Walter
A. Kirby, of the Michigan attorney-
general's offiice.
Fisher was made cashier of the
bank when it was reorganized a year
ago, but resigned in June.

Rushees May
Still Get Lists,
Dean's Office Will Supply
Preference Slips To All
Who Did Not Get Them
Messenger Failed
To Find Some Men
Fraternities And Rushees
Will Learn Results By
Mail On Monday
Fraternity rushees who did not re-
ceive preference lists by messenger
Friday night and who believe that
tlhey -should have received them have
been urged by B hel B. Kelley, '34,
president of t Interfraternity
Council, to presen themselves at the
dean's office, Roo 4 University Hall,
as early as possible and indicate their
preference, since several new stu-
dents who were house lists were
not found by off als of the council
who were deliverig the lists.
Nearly all of th 800 or more stu-
dents whose nam s were on house
lists handed in their preferences yes-
terday, and these will be correlated
with the house lists. Both frater-
nities and rushees will learn the re-
sults of the rushing season by mail
Monday morning.,
A complete list of fraternity
pledges and their houses will ap-
pear on the Society Page of next
Tuesday's Daily.
No violations of the period of si-
lence have been reported to officers
of the Interfraternity Council, it was
stated last night. .
According to the rules, rushees will
report for pledging at 6 p. m., Mon-
day. No contact will be permitted
between fraternity men and new stu-
dents before that time.
Rushees who received lists but who
did not return them to the office
of the dean will be ineligible for
pledging until the beginning of next
semester, according to the rushing
rules, which also prohibit any new
student from pledging during this
semester any house not on his list.
Fraternities may pledge any stu-
dent not ineligible under the ruling
after Monday, such pledgings to be
reported to the dean's office as soon
as made.
u nitarians Of
Michigan Will
Convene Here
The Unitarian Church will play
host today and tomorrow to a joint
convention of the Universalist and
Unitarian churches of Michigan.
Fourteen churches are represented
in the conference which will be
opened at 10:45 a. m. today with a
sermon, "Problem of Maturity," to
be given by the Rev. Roscoe A. Wal-
ters of the Universalist Church of
Lansing. At 6:30 p. m. the Young
People's Group, under the leadership
of Charles R. Joy of Boston and the
Rev. Theodore A. Lapp, will discuss
the topic, "Youth Questions the
At the First Methodist Episcopal
Church Dr. Frederick B. Fisher will.
deliver the second of a series of ser-
mons, "What is God Like?" Imme-
diately following the sermon Dr.

Fisher will lead a -forum at Wesley
The Rev. Henry Lewis, of St. An-
drews Episcopal Church, will speak
this morning on "The Religious Ap-
proach to Human Needs."
"Our Debt to Christianity" will be
discussed by the Rev. R. Edward
Sayles, minister of the First Baptist
Church, at 10:45 p. m. At noon How-
ard R. Chapman, minister for stu-
dents will meet with the Student
Group at the Guild House.
GRAND RAPIDS, Oct. 7.-(P)-Of-
ficers abandoned their search -for a
hitch-hiker who had been accused
by Lester Floyd, Manistee chiroprac-
tor, of flogging and robbing him,
when Deputy Sheriff Jay Schenck
reported that Floyd had admitted the
story was a fabrication. Schenck
quoted Floyd as saying he had con-
ceived the story to impress his wife,
with whom he had quarreled. Floyd
was partially paralyzed and blinded
when he fell asleep and his car struck
a tree.

Michigan In Beating



Announced By
Comedy Club
Wednesday And Thursday
Set As Dates; Plan To
Hold Banquet

Excels On Offense

The public announcement of
outs for Comedy Club marks

Powerful Running



opening of the present season's ac-
tivities for one of the oldest cam-
pus dramatic societies.
The first two tryouts for the or-
ganization will be held at 4 p. m.
Wednesday and Thursday in Sarah
Caswell Angell Hall, according to
Clarence W. Moore, '34, president of
Comedy Club. This meeting will be
devoted to a hearing and judging of
the work which is to be presented by
the students applying for member-
ship. Following the hearing the club
will make final eliminations. All the
students who are successful will be
notified by phone, Moore said, and
will participate in a final tryout hear-
ing, Friday afternoon.
A banquet in honor of the newly
elected members will be held at 7
p. m., Oct. 17, in the Union.
Work on the first play of the year
will begin the latter part of the
month, Moore announced. It will be
presented in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre some time in the middle of
November. New members will be al-
lowed to participate in the first pro-
duction, he said.
While the season is too young to
formulate any definite plans for the
season, the president of the club said,
successes are under consideration.
Direction for the season's produc-
tions is still uncertain, according to
announcements, but negotiations are
pending with Amy Loomis, director
of the Vacation Theatre at Traverse
City, and with Ainsworth Arnold, a
member of the Henderson company
in Detroit. Both Miss Loomis and Mr.
Arnold have been connected with
Comedy Club before at one time or
another. Miss Loomis, well-known in
dramatic circles for many years, was
formerly a member of the club, while
Mr. Arnold directed "Murray Hill"
last year.
"Tryouts should remember that it
is imperative that they come to one
of the first meetings as no one canobe
considered Friday who has not been
selected from one of the previous
hearings," Moore explained. "Each
student will be limited to three min-
utes and will not be allowed to read
from any script or receive help from
anyone. Poetry of any sort and
Shakespeare are not adviseable."

Dr. Courtis To
Talk Today On
Radio Series
Dr. S. A. Courtis of the education
school will speak today on the second
of a series of parent education broad-
casts, sponsored each Sunday by the
Extension Division, the School of
Education, and the Michigan Con-
gress of Parents and Teachers.
Sunday parent-teacher talks will
be given at a new hour this year, it
has been announced. They will be
heard from 6 to 6:30 p. m. instead of
at 5 p. m. as formerly. Dr. Courtis's
subject today will be "Philosophy of
Reconstruction in Education."
Prof. Elmer D. Mitchell, director of
intramural sports, will speak next
Sunday on the third introductory
program of the series which is to last
19 weeks, exclusive of University va-
cation and examination periods.
The regular daily program of Uni-
versity broadcasts from Morris Hall
will not begin until Oct. 16. Nine pro-
grams a week will be presented be-
ginning at that time.
Settlement Of
Coal Strike Is
Hop'ed By NRA
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7.-()-Pres-
ident Roosevelt, steel manufacturers
operating coal mines, and NRA ex-
ecutives went into conference at the
White House late today to seek a
permanent settlement of the western
Pennsylvania coal strike.
Meanwhile, mine operators of West
Kentucky and officials of the United
Mine Workers and an independent
mine union were summoned by the
national labor board to a hearing
Oct. 12 on the dispute ,involving
refusal of the operators to recognize
the United Mine Workers.
Charges filed before the board are
that the independent union is a com-
pany union and that operators have
discharged miners in large numbers
for refusing to join it, despite the
legal guarantee that workers can or-
ganize as they see fit.

Spartans Humbled 20-6;
Wolverines Score All Of
Points In First Quarter
Three Touchdowns
Are Made Swiftly
M.S.C. Substitute Quarter
Tosses A Short Pass To
Warmbein For Score
(Sports Editor)
Flashing a powerful running and
punting offensive in the first quar-
ter of yesterday's contest, Michigan
beat Michigan State's Spartan eleven
20-6. The Wolverines scored three
touchdowns in the initial period,
while State's tally came on the first
play of the final quarter. The field
was wet throughout the game making
ball-handling difficult.
Michigan scored at the end of four
minutes of play as Armstrong, forc-
ed to punt from behind his own goal
line by one of Regeczi's accurate
boots which was downed on the two-
yard line by Wistert, made a poor
attempt which gave Michigan the
ball on State's 16-yard line. Two
plunges by Regeczi and one by Fay
put the ball on the three-yard line
and Everhardus wentrover right
tackle for a score. Petoskey missed
the extra point.
Four minutes later, the Wolverines
again scored, as a kick by Regezi
which went out of bounds on the
M.S.C 17-yard line put State at a
disadvantage, and Armstrong's punt
to the Spartan 45-yard line was re-
turned by Everhardus to the 18-yard
line after a beautiful run. After a
three-yard gain by Everhardus, Hes-
ton swept around his own left end 15
yards to a touchdown. Everhardus
kicked the extra point, making the
score Michigan 13, MS.C. 0.
Only three minutes were needed
for the Maize and Blue's next score.
McNutt was tackled hard by Savage
as he took the kickoff. He fumbletl,
and Kowalik recovered on the Spar-
tan 24-yard line. Everhardus to'k
the ball to the five-yard line after
two unsuccessul tries at the Green
forward wall and four plays later,
Everhardus went off left tackle three
yards to another score, also convert-
ing for the extra point. Michigan 20,
M.S.C. 0.
Coach Harry Kipke made several
substitutions after this score, and
the second quarter was a see-saw af-
fair with neither eleven seriously
Several fumbles were made by each
team in this period, and Michigan's
running attack was effectively damp-
ened, while McCreary, substitute full-
back for M.S.C. made several. nice
gains from the Spartan shift forma--
tions. Viergiver played an outstand-
ing game at tackle for the Wol-
As the second half opened, the
Wolverines regulars again took the
field, with Renner at quarter and
Fay shifted to half in place of Ever-
hardus. Another score was expected,
but State smothered Michigan's at-
tack effectively, Regezi's punting
keeping -State out of Michigan ter-
ritory. The Wolverines failed to
With two minutes to go in the
(Continued on Page 6)
Lack Of Work Keeps 90
Men A Month In Prison
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 7.-(A')-It's
no crime to be out of a job but, paw,-
doxically, lack of work keeps about
90 men a month in Eastern State
Althoughtheir prison records may
be good and psychologists report
them ready to resume their places

in society, convicts are not permitted
under Pennsylvania parole laws, to
leave the prison on expiration of their
minimum sentences unless they have
a job and a sponsor or enough money
to support them for 60 days.
Some of the prisoners ready to "go
out" have the required funds-usually
between $100 and $150-and the task
of getting a sponsor generally is not
difficult. For the others, however,
finding a job presents a real prob-
lem these days.
E 3 -E

Kicking, And Wet Field Aid

Silence Shrouds
By Order Of
Mussolini's p r o j e c t
Dante's tomb with a'

Oct. 7.-(I)-
to surround
"zone of sil-

Depression Not As Severe In
Shanghai As In This. Country

ence" has been put into effect here.
The premier ordered that all traf-
fic should be diverted from streets
around the great poet's resting place
and that unsightly buildings mar-
ring its monumental effect should
be removed. The program involves
tearing out a number of old dwell-
The idea of the zone of silence
originated in a popular fascist slo-
gan that only Il Duce himself could
speak of the poet in big enough

"The so-called world-wide depres-
sion has not been as severe in Shang-
hai as in the large cities of this
country. Of course, locally,rthey
think it is very bad, but in reality
they are not as hard hit as Detroit,
for primitive nations do not hit the
peaks and valleys so hard' as more
advanced countries," asserted Bruce
J. Miles '14, managing director of
the General Motors China, Inc., of
Shanghai and also a former member
of The Daily staff.
"China is gradually developing lo-
cal manufacturing stimulated during
the past two or three years by the
low value of silver. They are now
producing themselves much of the
cotton piece goods that they used to
import, in addition to doing a good
deal of flower milling. However, it

more along the lines of an Ameri-
can city than a continental city.
"As regards education, there are
600 children in an American school
there, which is one of the two for-
eign schools in the whole world where
the Chinese language is taught," he
Mr. Miles has also had consider-
able contact with the Philippine Is-
lands and feels that they have held
up very well during the stress and
strain of the depression. "There are
a number of rapidly-growing indus-
tries there including the production
of sisla, hemp, tobacco, cigars, lum-
ber and sugar.
He has had considerable experi-
ence as a General Motors representa-
tive in that part of the world for he
has spent a great portion of his time,
inr.A 1Qgt_ n nvi n the+Phioimnna

Michigan Expected To Lead
In House Finance Discussion

Michigan is expected to take the
lead in the solution of one of the
most pressing problems-that of
house finances-which will confront
leading fraternity men from many
campuses who will be delegates to
the annual meeting of the National
Undergraduate Council of the Inter-
fraternity Conference, to be held Fri-
day and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14 in
The chief topic of the report to be
submitted by Bethel B. Kelley, '34,
nresident of the Interfraternity

-ress has been announced by Fair of-
ficials as Friday, the opening day of
the session.
The subject which is to receive the
general attention of delegates is "The
There will be a meeting of the
Interfraternity Council at 8 p. m.
Wednesday at the Union, accord-
ing to Maxwell T. Gail, '34, secre-
tary-treasurer, who urged all
houses to send delegates.
New Planned Economy and its Im-

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