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November 16, 1933 - Image 2

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Poetess A Decisive
Yet Dainty Woman
(Continued from Page 1)
from rushing around from town to
town, last night at Lansing, tomor-
row night at Rochester, Friday at Co-
lumbus, O., and after that at Bryn
Mawr, Pa.
"I won't be on tour long, I think,
and after that I shall go to Europe."
Her husband, Jan van Boissevain,
is big, understanding, calm-looking.
He takes care of her, sits at her side
or back of her and watches her, ready
to help her if needed-nervous, high-
strung, and a little helpless as she
seems to be. He handles all her
business details and keeps little
things from troubling her. She looks
like a child sometimes, capable and
brilliant as she is.
"Hlow long do I work on a poem?
It is likely to take almost any length
of time," she said. "Today I started
a poem that may be finished, oh,
some time next year. Every line,
every word, every syllable should be
"I like Shakespeare. I've read his
works since I was a child. I wrote
my first poem when I was four years
"Why should I say people like my
7 poetry? Well," and she reflected for
a moment, then spoke slowly, and
thoughtfully, "I think it's because I
say what almost every man thinks in
his heart, and so it reaches deep."
She shook hands with a firm, cool,
friendly grip. Her handshake is very
like her; decisive, sensitive, intelli-
gent, very lovable and yet dignified.
meet in room 1532 University Mu-
seums on Friday, November 17, at 5
p. m. All those interested in a dis-
cussion of "paleontological problems
and a review of recent paleontolog-
ical literature will be welcome.
Graduate Students In English: All
graduate students in the English De-
partment are invited to attend a dis-
cussion of the literary theories of
1. A. Richards to be held Friday, No-.
vember 17, at 4 o'clock in the Alum-
nae Room, Women's League (third
floor). After the discussion, there will
be a meeting for the organization of
an English Journal Club, to which all
graduate students in the Department
are eligible. A committee will present
a constitution for discussion and
Graduate Outing Club will hold a
dinner hike Sunday, Nov. 19. Meet
in front of Angell Hall at 10 a. m.
sharp. Will return by 2 p. m. Phone
5745 for information and reserva-
tion. Bring 20c to cover expenses.
California and Stanford Alumni
are planning a get-together in De-
troit for dinner and evening, Satur-
day, November 25, with broadcast or
telegraphic reports of the "Big
Game." Those interested in attend-
ing are asked to communicate with
Dr. Hubbs, University Museums, be-
fore 11:00 a. m. today.
Michigan - Massachusetts Club:
Meeting in the Grand Rapids room
of the MVfichigan League Building
Sunday, November'19, at 3:30 p. n.
All Massachusetts students are en-
titled to membership and it is im-
portant that all attend this meeting.

Man Convicted
Of Using Mails
Judge Sentences Him To
.10 Years In Prison For
Fraudulent Promotion
SIOUX CITY, Ia., Nov. 15. -()-
Oscar M. Hartzell, promoter of a
claim to the Sir Francis Drake estate,
was found guilty today on 12 Federal
charges of using the mnails to defraud
in collection of funds for his enter-
Federal Judge George C. Scott sen-
tenced him to 10 years in the Federal
Penitentiary and fined him $2,000.
In 12 counts Hartzell was charged
with sending through the mails let-
ters in promotion of a fraudulent
He was labeled a "swindler and
racketeer" by Government attorneys
for his collection of $700,000 to $1,
300,000 from American donors to fin-
ance his 13' years' stay in London
supposedly establishing claim to the
The defense contended he had ob-
tained an assignment of claims of
an heir to an unrecorded son of Sir
Francis Drake who had been fraud-
ulently deprived of his share in the
famous privateer's fortune amassed
through piracy along the Spanish
The testimony of Prof. Arthur L.
Cross of the history department, was
instrumental in obtaining the con-
viction of Hartzell in testifying that
Sir Francis had no sons and that
Elizabeth and the two monarchs suc-
ceeding her were almost constantly
in a state of financial embarrassment.
Pledg"e 25Men.
To Enineeri
In a pledging ceremony revolving
about the famed Tung Oil Jug, 25
engineers were pledged last night in
the Union as neophytes of the Stump
Speakers Society, local branch of Sig-
ma Rho Tau, engineering speech fra-
ternity. Because the jug was only
recently lost and recovered, it was
filled with punch instead of the club's
emblematic tung oil, as usual.
The men pledged are: R. D. Min-
teer, James R. Lientz, Maurice Tay-
lor, Richard Jay, Robert Cousins, Ce-
dric E. March, William G. Pierce, H.
W. Campbell, Philip N. Ewald, Sey-
mour Dembinsky, Delmer J. Rogers,
F. William Donovan, William H. Jew-
ell, George W. Malone, George F.
Wahl, Eugene Whitney, Joseph E.
Fencoe, John Ingold, Robert W. Had-
dock, George F. Butterfield, Karl E.
Webber, O. W. Stephenson, Jr., Wil-
liam St. Jean, Robert C. Crouch, and
George Busso. Further pledging will
occur later in the year.
In the course of the routine busi-
ness meeting following the pledging,
the secretary was authorized to send
formal challenges to both the men's
and women's teams at Michigan
State Normal College. In the Ypsi-
lanti debates the neophytes make
their first public appearance.






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