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DAY, JANUARY 4, 1934




Navy To Send Six Big Seaplanes On Non-Stop Flight To Hawaii

--Associated Press Photo
Lieut.-Comm. Knefler McGinnis (left) will be in command of the squadron of six navy seaplanes to fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in
what is described as the longest non-stop formation flight ever attem pted. One of the big ships is shown at right, with officers inspecting
the personnel of the squadron which will attempt the flight.

17-Hurricane sweeps Atlantic coast;
110 killed in Mexico.
21-Bituminous coal code signed
after long fight.
22-Roosevelt offers farmers loan of
ten cents per pound on cotton.
26-Ring Lardner dies; Machine Gun
Kelly captured.
30-Urschel kidnapers convicted;
Roosevelt approves huge Federal
relief program.
2-Roosevelt defends bonus stand at
American Legion convention.
3-Chancellor Dollfuss of Austria
shot in arm by Nazi.
7-Roosevelt removes Commissioner
Humphrey from Federal Trade
board; Giants take World Series.
11-First employers, in Indiana and
New York, deprived of Blue
12-Alcatraz Island picked for Fed-
eral prison.
14-Germany quits League and dis-
armament conference.
23-Roosevelt opens gold-buying pro-
gram; William N. Doak, former
secretary of labor, dies.
25-Sarraut becomes French premier
after fall of Daladier cabinet.
29-Paul Painleve, former French
premier, dies.
31-Greek court rejects U. S. plea for
extradition of Insull.
3-U. S. Senator John B. Kendrick
of Wyoming dies.
7-La Guardia elected mayor of
New York; 36th state votes for
10-Brookeo Hart, son of San Jose,
merchant, kidnaped.
12-Hitler gets 90 per cent approval
of policies in German election.
13-Anthracite strike ended.
16-*Two men confess Brooke Hart
17-United States recognizes Russia.
24-Al Smith attacks Roosevelt
monetary policy.
25-Camille Chautemps becomes
French premier succeeding Sar-;
27-Kidnapers of Brooke Hart are
lynched in California; Governor
Rolph condones deed.
28-Maryland troops clash with mob
as Governor Ritchie orders ar-
rest of leaders in Princess Anne
1-Heywood Patteison again found
guilty in Scottsboro case.
8-Elmer Layden named head coach
at Montevideo.
5-Prohibition repealed as Utah rat-
ifies 21st amendment.
8-Elmer Layden nomed head coach
at Notre Dame; Anderson ousted.
12-Connie Mack breaks up great
baseball team.
29-Premier Ion Duca of Roumania

House Of Correction Inmates
Are Trustworth yTest Shows

A prison without walls! Lifers and
Jong termers serving their time in a.
penitentiary on their honor, having
almost unlimited opportunity to es-
cape, but seldom making the at-
tempt. That is the keynote of the
Detroit House of Correction, as out-
lined by Maurice Floch, University
graduate in the class of 1930, and
now assistant to the psychiatrist in
the Detroit House of Correction.
The Detroit House of Correction,
combining a penitentiary, a work-
house, and a reformatory in one, has
taken a long step in practical crim-
inal criminology by placing the en-
tire prison population, except the
new inmates who are placed in quar-
antine for a short period, outsideI
prison walls, Floch said. This seem-!
ingly startling innovation, which has
also been accepted by a few other
institutions in the country, is in
direct accord with the modern the-
ory of criminologists who have found
that hemming in human beings with
great barriers to prevent their es-
cape constitutes a direct challenge
to make the attempt, Floch believes.
"The challenge is psychological
and is similar to the urge of a child
after being 'dared' to do some fool-
hardy act. When there is nothing
to prevent escape, there is no chal-
lenge, and the records in the De-
troit House of Correction prove that
the removal of this challenge in the
The following were the important
deaths of 1933:
January - Calvin Coolidge; John
February -Frederick G. Bonfils;
James J. Corbett.
March - Thomas Walsh; Anton
Cermak; Giuseppe Zangara.
April -Dr. Henry Van Dyke;
President Sanchez of Peru.
May - Ernest Torrence; Dr. John
Grier Hibben.
June - William Muldoon; Fatty
July - A. R. Erskine; Russell
Boardman; Louise Closser Hale.
August - Joseph D. Oliver.
September - Francesco De Pinedo;
King Feisal of Iraq; Ring Lardner;
Rep. James Collier.
October - Young Stribling; Mor-
ris Hillquit; William N. Doak.
November - John B. Kendrick;
Texas Guinan; W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr.
December - Alexander Legge; Bill
Roper; Ion Duca.

form of walls show that the num-
ber of escapes from that institu-
tion compares favorably with the
number from prisons surrounded by
walls and guards armed with ma-
chine guns," according to Floch.
"Only for the first month or two
after an inmate has arrived in the
House of Correction is he confined to
a cell," Floch said. After that he
lives on the farm attached to the
institution or in the dormitory where
he may look out of open windows,
without bars, and is at freedom to
do as he wishes after his assigned
work has been completed. Restraints
on his action are reduced to the
minimum, the only one being a
nightly roll-call.
"Idleness is taboo in the prison, all
inmates being assigned work on the
farm or in the shops, according to
his training and needs, for the pur-
pose of teaching him a useful trade.
Men sentenced to life imprisonment
are often given responsible positions,
and are allowed perfect freedom on
their job, seldom making an attempt
to escape, and often giving great
For infractions of the rules, in-
subordinacy, or attempts to escape,
punishment is severe, but only to the
degree necessary to preserve order,
Floch said. Taking away privileges
is the most common for petty of-
fenses, but if the offense is great
enough the prisoner may be placed
in solitary confinement and have a
few months added to the time he has
to serve before. his release. Solitary
confinement, however, is seldom in-
flicted - out of a prison population
of 900 about five men are in "soli-
tary," he said.
In response to the question, what
is the psychiatrist achieving in peni-
t e n t i a r i e s, Floch claimed that
through the prisoner's comprehen-
sion that the job of the scientist in
the prison is one of helpfulness and
co-operation the majority of prison-
ers gain a healthier outlook on life,
and upon their release are able to
adjust themselves more easily to the
problems they are confronted with
in the outside world.
The cast for the next play will
be chosen at the next meeting of the
Wesley Players, at 7:30 p. m. next
Tuesday, Jan. 9, June Currie, '35,
president of the club, announced
After a one year trail, crew racing
has been eliminated from the sports
schedule of the University of Cal-
ifornia at Los Angleles.


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