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The Weather
Generally fair Wednesday;
Thursday increasing cloudiness
and slightly warmer.


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Roosevelt Opposed From
Left, Not Right. .

VOL. XLIV No. 27





RFC Will Buy
First Bullion

Dorothy Sands' Impersonations
Are Well Received In Detroit

I !

Jones, Morgenthau Are To
Assist In Fixing Amount
And Price
Purchases Will Be
Made By Treasury
Upward Trend In Wheat
Is Noted As Reaction To
Roosevelt's Plan
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24.-(J)-The
Reconstruction Finance Corporation
will make its first purchase of gold
at a fixed price tomorrow and offi-
cially set in motion the economic
mechanism by which President
Roosevelt hopes to achieve a man-
aged currency and higher prices.
Jesse Jones, chairman of the cor-
poration and Henry Morgantheau,
Jr., acting as spokesman for Presi-
dent Roosevelt, will call at the treas-
ury at 9:30 a. m. and with Acting
Secretary Dean Acheson decide how
much newly-mined gold is to be
bought and what price is to be paid
for it.
Through the regular facilities of
the treasury and Federal Reserve
System, they will be supplied with
gold quotations from London, Paris,
and other foreign centers. The price
they agree on is to be slightly higher
thanthe foreign figures. They"prom-
ised an announcement by 10 a. m.
Roosevelt Kept In By Cold
With President Roosevelt confined
to the White House by a cold, officials'
of the agencies involved were busy
today making preparations for the
transaction. Numerous details had to1
be arranged and a system devised for z
assaying, delivering and storing gold.I
The Recovery Council'composed of
key men in the administration's re-
construction and relief program, alsot
held its usual meeting, despite the
President's absence. Secretary oft
State Cordell Hull, presiding.f
Mr." Roosevelt was described by .
White House attaches as being onlyf
slightly indisposed, and it was said
that he probably would return to hist

Reaping the highest praise from
critics wherever she appears, Doro-
thy Sands, impersonator of stage and
screen stars, who will appear Wed-
nesday, Nov. 1, in Hill Auditorium,
was enthusiastically received when
she appeared at the Wilson Theater
in Detroit recentlyhto openthe Town
Hall series.
"Miss Sands rocked us with mirth
as she caricatured wicked ladies of
great influence from Delilah to Mata
Har," declared Ralph Holmes, De-
troit Times critic. "Even the wo-
men of the audience laughed."'
Mr. Holmes called Miss Sands a
"rare artist," ranking her with Ruth
Draper and Cornelia Otis Skinner.
"She has perhaps even a slight ad-
vantage over them in being able to
sing most charmingly," he added.
"Miss Sands can hardly fail to face
ever larger audiences on each suc-
cessive return to any community."
Appearing in the triple role of cre-
ative artist, interpretative artist, and
historian, Miss Sands presented her
own one-woman review of the Ameri-
can theater, "Our Stage and Stars,"
the same performance which she will
give here.
"It was a great parade, and fas-

cinating not only because of the ac-
curacy of the impersonations them-
selves but also for the sharp contrast
it afforded between the styles of the
past and the present in stage mate-
rial," Mr. Holmes said.
"'The Picture That's Turned to
the Wall' leaves us limp with laugh-
ter today, almost unable to belive
that such unforgiving righteousness
on the part of the father of a
'wronged' girl ever could have been
so commonly accepted as it was by
an audience at Tony Pastor's," he
From the opening scene Miss
Sands' performance was loudly ap-
plauded, Mr. Holmes said, but when
she made her final exit, leering over
her shoulder with Mae West's clas-
sical invitation, "Wynchcmupnseme-
sometime?" the audience fairly
No opening number of an Oratori-
cal Association series in recent years
has aroused such wide-spread inter-
est, Carl G. Brandt, business man-
ager of the association, said yester-
day. He reported a heavy demand
for tickets, but said that good seats
are still available.

Of France Is
Sidetracking Of Socialists
And A Strong Coalition
Government Is Urged
Daladier's Return,
Thought Unlikely
Chamber Of Deputies Give
'No Confidence' Vote To
Premier On Budget


30 Passengers
Dead In Wreck
Of Paris Train'
Engine And Four Coaches
Leave Tracks Rounding
Sharp Curve
EYREUX, France, Oct. 24.-(A)-
Thirty persons are known to be dead
and 36 injured in the wreck of the
Paris-Cherbourg Express train today
near Saint Elier, nine miles from
At least 12 of the dead were wom-
en. No American names appeared
on the casualty list.
The express was rounding a sharp
turn at the time of the accident. The
engine and four coaches hurtled
from the tracks off, a thirty-three
foot viaduct into the Rouloir River.
The fireman and engineer died in
their cab. The derailed coaches were
crushed on the river bed. Many of
the deaths were caused by drowning.
The death list mounted rapidly
through the day as many of those
most seriously injured died in hos-
Senator Pierrer-Adolphe Dudouyt,
72 years old, narrowly escaped
drowning. He was pulled from the
wreckage and carried to safety.
Most ofathe victims were French.
The train was the regular express
which leaves Cherbourg early every
Ten bodies were removed from the
wrecked coaches approximately si-
multaneously in the ;early rescue
work. The injured were removed to
hospitals as fast as rescue facilities

The President went ahead with his
work in his White House study, how-
ever, devoting considerable time to,
the details of the gold-buying agency.
Grain Gains Lost Later
Officials of the RFC, treasury, and
Federal Reserve scanned reports of
second-day market reactions to the
President's plan, announced in his
address of Sunday night. They were1
pleased to note an upward trend in
wheat which carried quotations to the
highest point of the current move-
ment, even though the gain was
erated later by profit taking. A steady
cotton market also brought encour-
The dollar slid downward, but this
brought no expressions of concern. In'
fact, it has been intimated that one
aim of Mr. Roosevelt's currency pro-
gram is to encourage such a trend as
a means of helping domestic prices.
The stock exchange after puzzling
for two days over the effect of the
Roosevelt plan on the general eco-
nomic structure decided late in the
day that the move was inflationary
in nature, and a strong rally ensued.
As in the trading yesterday, gold
stocks were particularly buoyant.
As with virtually all of Mr. Roose-
velt's recovery projects, the prime
purpose of the gold-buying plan was
to increase the prices of the things
the farmer and manufacturer pro-
duce to a level that would give them
a profit and thereby increase busi-
ness activity and, consequently em-


After 40,000 Flips
Science Finds That
You End Up Even
ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 24.-(AP)-
Penny-flipping odds are about even
on heads and tails after 40,000 sci-
entific flips, says Prof. Pope R. Hill,
of the mathematics department of
the University of Georgia, but his
experiments have progressed only
half way.
Months ago the professor began his
flipping. He assembled 200 pennies,
a hundred of one date and a hundred
of another. He balanced each penny
against the other down to one-thou-
sandth of a gram.
Since they were weighed on chem-
ical balances, Prof. Hill said that, in
addition to the heads and tails falls,
he would, get information on the
probability of runs of certain num-
bers as well- as to test the general
law of probability.
He expects to flip the pennies for
the 100,000th time next July, and
then his experiment will be com-
Extra Session
DFepends Upon
New Rum Law
Liquor Control Measure
And Banking Legislation
Would Be Enacted
LANSING, Oct. 24.--(P)-Governor
Comstock is awaiting only the com-
pletion of a liquor control bill by the
State Legislative Council before or-
dering a special session of the Legis-
lature, he said today.
The governor declared the complete
program he willsubmit to the extra
session is about ready.
Receipt of a telegram from Wash-
ington tentatively accepting the pro-
posal to enact a law giving the ad-
ministrative board power to nego-
tiate Federal loans for the $25,000,-
000 State building program, ended
conjecture in that direction. The gov-
ernor has made up his mind what'
banking legislation is.needed. All that'
is lacking is a liquor control neas-
ure that will be workable after the
Eighteenth Amendment is repealed.
"There is no use in holding a spe-
cial session for any one of these sub-'
jects. I want to put them all to-
gether," the governor said.
Whether the extra session will be
held early in November or around the
first of December depends on de-
velopments in connection with the
liquor control- measure. A subcom-
mittee of the legislative council is to
meet here this week and hopes to
reach agreement on a control draft
by Friday or Saturday. Next week
the council will convene to listen to
the recommendations of the sub-
committee. How long it will take the
council to decide upon what sort of a,
bill should be submitted no one was1
able to state.
Mooring Of Graf Zeppelin
Periled By Akron Wind
AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 24.--()-A
high wind tonight delayed the moor-
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PARIS, Oct. 24.--()-A strong
coalition, government like that of
Raymond Poincare in 1926 and the
sidetracking of Socialists for a new
Center majority were urged on Pres-
ident Albert Lebrun in protracted
conferences today as the proper gov-
ernment to succeed the fallen cab-
inet of Edouard Daladier.
M. Daladier's denunciation of the
Socialist leader, Leon Blum, as the
Chamber of Deputies this morning
gave the Premier a:vote of no con-
fidence on his budget-balancing
wrecked present chances of bridging
the breach.
A resumption of the old Left ma-
jority thus was considered impossible
because of the bitterness between
Daladier's party, the Radical Social-
ist, and its erstwhile supporters, the
Favor Socialist Exclusion
The elimination of the Socialists,
whose hostile votes split the old ma-
jority and drove out former Premiers
Edouard Herriot and Joseph Paul-
Boncour in the same way as they
did Daladier, was declared essential
in most camps.
A possibility was seen tonight that
Camille Chautemps, Radical party
leader and former premier, or Jules
Adolphe, Theodore Steeg, a Radical
Socialist who has held many minis-
terial posts, might be asked to try
their luck at forming a cabinet.
If they fail, as many quarters ex-
pected, Senator Albert Sarraut may
be urged to form a strong ministry
supported by the Center.
Daladier's Return Unlikely
The return ,of Daladier was sug-
gested by the veteran Herriot, but
this was considered unlikely unless
the others fail.
Meanwhile, the broad lines of the
present foreign policy and the safe-
guarding of the franc were expected
to continue.
It was on the franc issue that
Daladier's government got into
trouble. He had asked an 8,000,000,-
000-franc (about $440,000,000) taxa-
tion and economy program as essen-
tial to balancing the budget and pro-
tecting the franc.
He was defeated by 329 votes to'
241 on a measure of confidence re-
sulting from an impasse on a com-
promise amendment to cut in half
the government's proposed reduction1
in civil servants' salaries.
Officers Reserve Corps
Will Honor Col. Rogers
A reception and smoker in honor
of Lieut-Col. Fredrick C. Rogers will=
be held at 8 p. m. today in the
Michigan Union. It is being spon-
sored by the Ann Arbor chapter of,
the Officers Reserve /Corps.
Colonel Rogers will speak on the
training of the reserve officer and
will present a plan for the officers
of this sector to be carried out this
The entire chapter of the local
R.O.T.C. is expected to attend and
an invitation was also extended to
members of the Army and Navy club,
Scabard and Blade, Pi Tau Pi Sigma,]
and all reserve officers. Uniformsi
will not be required.

Hitler Pleads
For Backing
Of Germany
We Desire To Live With
All Others In Harmony,'
Says Chancellor
Speaks Bitterly Of
French Armaments
Says Germany Suicidally
Scrapped Weapons And
Had Great Army
BERLIN, Oct. 24.-(P)-Chancellor
Adolf Hitler pleaded with Germany
today to endorse his regime in its
efforts to win equality for Germany
abroad and domestic peace at home.
"We desire to live with all others
in peace," he asserted. "Let others
draw the consequences. We shall sign
nothing that is dishonorable. If any
nation is entitled to claim divine help
it is Germany.
"I would rather die than act dis-
honorably toward my nation. If I fail
therein send me to the gallows."
His appeal was in a 95-minute ad-
dress marking the inauguration of
the Reichstag election campaign in
preparation for the Nov. 12 plebis-
cite on the administration's foreign
His irony was bitter as he talked
of French armaments.
"We almost suicidally scraped arm-
aments," he continued. "We had one
of the greatest armies in the world,
yet we completely disarmed. The
world might have disarmed also. +
"It was mutual distrust of our vic-,
tors that compelled them to re-arm.
It is not true that other states fear3
us-that would be too much honor."
When the Nazis undertook to
"master" the ills of Germany on Jan.
30, the chancellor said, they found
room everywhere with Marxism de-]
stroying the country.
This threat, he said, was success-I
fully fought, however, and the ad-1
ministration thereupon "conducted a
war upon class war and fought for a
restoration of faith in, the nation,j
confidence in our administration and
Capacity Crowd
Hears First Of
Concert Series'

I is the basis of commod-
government economists
t, though the prices are
in dollars and though,
abandonment of the gold
:ollars no longer can be
for gold.
n To Give Organ
d This Afternoon
limer Christian will give
ng organ recital at 4:15
ill Auditorium.
scant on the chorale "Nun
1 lieben"; Clerambault:
rescobaldi: Toccata per
Bach: Fantasia and
minor; Jongen: Sonata
on: Prelude on an ancient
lody; Jepson: Pantomime;
iristian: Prelude to "The

J. P. Morgan Returns

Official From
Vatican Talks
Monsignor Eugene Tisserant, li-
brarian of the Vatican Library in
Rome, who is now visiting the Uni-
versity library and campus on his re-
turn trip from the conference of the
International Federation of Library
Associations held last week in Chi-
cago, will address the Ann Arbor li-
brary Club at 8:15 p. m. today in the
Main Library on some aspects of the
Vatican Library, William W. Bishop,
University librarian, has announced.
The library meetings in Chicago
were also attended by Mr. Bishop,
who is president of the International,
Federation, and Prof. Howard M.
Jones of the English department.
Professor Jones delivered a paper on
"The Place of Books and Reading in
Modern Society," which Mr. Bishop
reports was very enthusiastically re-
Monday and Tuesday the library
was also visited by Mr. J. D. Caw-
ley, librarian of the Lancashire Coun-
ty Library with headquarters located
at Preston, England, Dr. Bry-
cha-Vauthier, law librarian of the
League of Nations at Geneva, Mr.
Martin Roberts, superintendent of
the reading room of the Library of
Congress, and Mr. Usher, librarian
of the Howard Library of New Or-
leans. Several other men from the
Chicago conferences are expected by

Juniors Vot
Today Fori
Class Offi

Hill Auditorium was filled to ca-
pacity last night when the Boston
Symphony Orchestra, under the di-
rection of Dr. Serge Koussevitzky,
inaugurated the fifty-fifth annual
series of Choral Union Concerts.
The audience of more than 4,500
persons, composed of students, fac-
ulty members, townspeople, and a
large number of visitors from other
cities, enthusiastically applauded Dr.
Koussevitzky at the conclusion of
the concert. This is the third con-
secutive year that the Boston organi-
zation has given the initial concert
of the Choral Union series.
Dr. Charles A. Sink, president of
the School of Music and the Uni-
versity Musical Society, stated that
Ann Arbor concert-goers evidenced
by their attendance last night that
the attempts of the organization to
make the 1933-34 season as attractive
as possible had not been in vain.
CHEBOYGAN, Oct. 24.-()-The
first snow of the season fell here
Monday night, and this morning, be-
fore a light rain set in, housetops
and trees were white. ;

-Associated Press Pnoto
J. P. Morgan, America's most noted
banker, returning to New York from
a three months' sojourn in Europe,
posed for cameramen and greeted
press representatives.
Varsity Yo-Yo Team
Withdraws Because
Of Stringent Rules
Because Varsity Yo-Yo Capt. Rob-
ert Saltzstein was nipped in the act
of selling his team's signals yester-
day, he will be replaced by Charles
Jewett, '34, a top-twirler of several
years' standing, according to San
Loco Mindanao, Grad., trainer of the
Varsity's fighting squad.
"We weren't going to use the sig-
nals anyway," Trainer Mindanao re-
ported, "but we thought it would be
wisest to avoid any scandal, so we
let Saltzstein go. There will be no
"Jewett will make a fine captain,
I am sure;" the dark-haired trainer
continued. "He has some fine over-
hand yo-yo spins, and a windup that
is really great."
Jewett, when informed of his cap-
taincy, at once withdrew the team
from the contest altogether, because
of the difficult rules for competi-
tion laid down by the Ann Arbor
Daily News, which is sponsoring the
Fraternities To
Send Stewards
To Talk Toniffht
Co-operative Buying Will
Be Topic Of Discussion;
Plan Coming Soon
A meeting of the stewards of all
fraternity houses will be held at 7:30
p. m. today at the Union, according
to Bethel B. Kelley, '34, president of
the Interfraternity Council, which is
sponsoring the discussions.
Stewards from professional frater-
nities have been extended a special
invitation from Maxwell T. Gail, '34,
secretary-treasurer of the council.
Interest in these meetings has in-
creased to the extent that it is
planned to hold an election at the
next spring meeting for the purpose
of organizing the house managers
into a definite organization, Gail said
last night. The plan of co-operative
buying, which has been under con-
sideration by council officials will be
made public within the next few
weeks, Gail stated.
McCann Sentenced
To Life In Prison
DETROIT, Oct. 24. - Edward
J. McCann was sentenced Tuesday by
Recorder's Judge Christopher E. Stein
to serve life imprisonment in solitary
confinement and at hard labor for
the murder of his wife. He will be
sent to the prison at Marquette.
McCann heard the sentence he
expected without emotion. A frac-
tion of a second after the judge had
finished speaking, he nodded his
head jerkily, as though ty say "That's
that 11ne nrniim~ e naa,_a+.a3

Post Of J-Hop Chairma
To Be Filled By Electioi
In Engineering College
Many New Parties
Appear On Ticke
Two Coalition Ca tdidates
Desert Party And Joil
State Street Ranks
With two parties in each school
having announced candidates fo
elections to be held this afternoon
in the junior classes of both the en-
gineering and literary colleges, cam-
paigning entered its final phase last
The most important post to be
filled, that of general chairman o
the 1935 J-Hop, will be decided in
the engineering college, where Philip
Singleton, Phi Kappa Psi and presi-
dent of Triangles, will run against
Salvadore M. Tramontana, member
of the Phi Kappa fraternity. Single-
ton is the choice of the combined
Fraternity-Independent party and
Tramontana was nominated by the
"New Deal" party.
In the literary college two parties
have announced candidates who will
be voted on today for the four class
offices and the various positions onr
are the University-Coalition party, an
outgrowth of the old Washtenaw
party with the .addition of several
new houses, and the State Street
party, junior branch of the group
that unanimously won the senior
elections last week.
Their candidates are as follows:
University-Coalition party, for presi
Times And Places For
All Elections Announced
Elections for junior class officers
in ll schools and coileges will be
held today at the following times
and places: The literary college
elections from 4:15 to 5:45 p. M,
Room 25, Angell Hall; engineering
college from 3 to 4 p. in., in Room
348 West Engineering Building;
Law School from 4:15 to 5:15 p.
m. in Room 150 Hutchins Hall.
The School of Business Admin-
istration will vote from 4:15 to
5:15 p. M., Room 206 Tappan
Hall; Medical School from 1 to
1:30 p.m.in the Clinical Micros-
copic Laboratory; and the college
of architecture from 4 to 5 p. n.
in the Architectural Building.
dent, William Renner, Alpha Sigma
Phi and Varsity football; vice-presi-
dent,. Georgina Karlson, Mosher-
Jordan, independent; secretary, Eliz-
abeth Aigler, Delta Gamma; and
treasurer, Russell Fuog, Phi Delta
Theta and Varsity football.
For members of the J-Hop com-
mittee they announced Charles
Brownson, Sigma Nu and Alpha Nu;
Sidney Frankel, independent, sports
assistant on The Daily; James Eberle,
Alpha Tau Omega; Ruth Kaser,
Alpha Chi Omega; and Ann Dunbar
Gamma Phi Beta.
The junior State Street party last
night revealed that two men who
were nominated for the J-Hop com-
mittee by the Coalition party had
withdrawn and are now running on
the State Street ticket for the same
positions. They are Willard Blaser
Delta Phi, Sphinx, and member of
the Gargoyle staff, and Frank Lan-
ers, Phi Kappa. Leaders of the Uni-
versity-Coalition party denied that
these two men had withdrawn, stat-
ing that they had been dropped from
their ticket. Both men in turn denied
that they had been dropped.

For class offices the State Street
party has named the following: for
president, Joseph Horak, Chi Psi,
Varsity cheerleader, and member of
the Gargoyle staff; vice-president,
Ann Osborne, Pi Beta Phi; secretary,
Rosalind Cook, Martha Cook; and
treasurer, William Borgmann, Delta
Tau Delta and Varsity football.
Other candidates for the J-Hop
committee on the State Street ticket
are: William Morgan, Psi Upsilon,
assistant baseball manager; Myron
Ruby, Sigma Alpha Mu and member
of the Gargoyle staff; Ralph Tracy,
independent; and John Healey, Al-
pha Delta Phi, Sphinx, and Varsity

'Uncle Ton's Cabin' Opens
Local Dramatic Season Tonight

The campus dramatic season will
be officially opened tonight when
Play Production presents George L.
Aiken's dramatization of Harriet
Beecher Stowe's famous novel, "Un-
cle Tom's Cabin," at 8:30 p. m. in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
Starred in the title role of the old
negro, Uncle Tom, will be Frederick
0. Crandall, who was featured in
this part during the Summer Session
presentation. He will be remembered
for his work in "Journey's End,"
and "Hay Fever" last season.
Supporting him in front line parts
T...- . -- ..... ,.....i. ... A . _. T%-..

Ross, Spec., will play the part of
Aunt Hagar.
The four children of Prof. James
M. O'Neill of the speech department,
ranging in ages from 7 to 12 years,
have been cast in the play. Richard
will play the part of Harry, who is
carried across the famous cakes of
ice by Eliza. James suffers almost
the fate of his brother - he is little
Caesar who is auctioned on the
block. Brother Hugh and sister Mar-
garet will assist their brothers in
upholding the name of the family on
the stage.

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