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ostly cloudy today with rain
higher temperatures; snow
decidedly colder tomorrow.






IV No.88


velt To

Candidates In Yesterday's Fiery Election

Change State
Party Council
Ouster Of Abbott Will Be
Opening Move, Say Re-
ports From Washington
Lacy To Succeed;
Full Cleanup Due
Michigan Congressmen In
Favor Of Revision After
Abbott's Criticism
DETROIT, Jan. 23.-A "new deal"
in Michigan Democratic councils,
with stalwarts of the old regime re-
placed by leaders more acceptable to
the Roosevelt Administration, ap-
peared likely Tuesday.
Washington dispatches heralded
the probable retirement of Horatio
J. Abbott, member of the National
Committee, before the onslaught of
a concerted attack by Michigan
members of Congress whose ire was
aroused by an attempted disciplinary
spanking by Abbott a week ago.
It is in answer also to President
Roosevelt's own disciplinary program
of curbing special pleadings in their
own or some other's behalf by in-
fluential party chieftains.
Lacy's Loyalty a Factor
The name of former Judge Arthur
J. Lacy, of Detroit figured promin-
ently in discussion of Abbott's prob-
able successor. One of the elders
of the party with an unimpeached
record of loyalty to, the national ad-
ministration, Lacy is regardedas a
man qualified to inspire confidence
and restore wanting prestige which
the petty embroilments of the ex-.
isting organization have produced.
By coincidence, Abbott's present
disconfiture was occasioned by his
over-zealous effort to crack the whip
in Roosevelt's behalf. He stirred up
a hornet's nest when he addressed a
telegram to nine of Michigan's 10
Democrats in the lower house re-
buking them because of their failure
to suport the President's gag rule
on appropriations measures, when
that issue was before the House.
+Congreme Strie Back
The Congressmen were quick to
strike back. Rep. Michael J. Hart,
of Saginaw, replied advising him to
"mind his own business." Rep. Harry
Musselwhite, of Muskegon, made
public an expose of what he charged
were irregularities in matters of
Rep. Carl M. Weideman, of De-
troit, took the fight directly to the
President with charges that Abbott
had personnally profited in oil con-
tracts with the State of Michigan
to the extent of $100,000 because of
his "political influence."
The fire has been growing stead-
ily. Rep. John Lesinski, of Detroit,
also went to the President with a
protest that Abbott, in coalition with.
State Chairman W. Alfred Debo,
were grabbing off the desirable Mich-
igan plums for themselves,aAbbott
having nominated'Debo for appoint-
ment as Collector of Customs.
Want Barc Named
Lesinski and his colleagues have
insistently demanded the naming of
John Barc, Detroit Polish publisher,
to the customs post. Another aspir-]
ant is Giles Kavanaugh, also a De-
troit newspaper man and former
close associate of Gov. Comstock and;
The President arranged a hearing
for Lesinski with Postmaster Gen-;
eral Farley, patronage czar.,
Hostile forces continued to gather,
in Washington. Representative John

C. Lehr, of Monroe; George Foulkes,
of Hartford; Prentiss M. Brown, of
St. Ignace, and John Dinwell, of De-
troit, joined the "insurrection." ;
The congressmen have made the,
most of the President's announced
intention of cleaning house of "polit-
ical influence" in Washington.
Cinema League
Offering Will
Be German Hit
"Der Hauptmann Von Koepenick,"
a German talking picture, will be
presented by the Art Cinema League
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday eve-
nings of this week beginning at 8:15
p. in., according to Jack Seidel, '35,
chairman of the Cinema League.


-Associated Press Photo
In an election which was generally conceded to be a test of the
strength of Sen. Huey Long, of Louisiana, New Orleans voters went to
the polls yesterday. John Klorer (left), Long's candidate, and Mayor
T. Semmes Walmsley both claimed victory, although counting of the
ballots has not been completed.

Kingfish And
Opponents All
Claim Election
Each Candidate Says He Is
Ahead As Ballots Are
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 23. -OP)-
Exhibiting equal confidence,cLong
and anti-Long forces in the city of
New Orleans claimed victory late to-
day as one of the largest mayorlty
primary votes in its history was
turned over to the counters for tabu-
lation under the watchful eyes of fac-
tional polling officials.'
The balloting was admittedly a
test of strength for Senator Huey
P. Long, whose five-year dominance
of Louisiana politics was made al-
most the exclusive issue in the bitter
campaign of personalities and re-
When Long won his Senate seat
in 1930, he pointed with pride to the
38,682 votes he drew in New Orleans
to run only 4,000 votes behing Sen-
ator Joseph E. Ransdell in the city,
where Ransdell was supported by the
old regular organization.
A total vote of more than 90,000
was indicated here today, but the
turnout was asorderly as it was
large, only a score or so arrests re-
sulting from presentation of irregular
registration or poll tax papers and
from minor fist-fights in the vicinity
of the plls. Political observers sad
more women were in evidence at ti e
polling booths than in any election
since equal suffrage.
The city was patrolled by a spe-
cial citizens' guard of 300 volunteers,
backed by a store of arms and an-
munition in a downtown office build-
ing, and vested with super-police
Sixty-Five Firms To
Aid In Charity Sale
Sixty-five local and out-of-town
merchants are co-operating with the
Kiwanis Club in its annual rummage
sale which will open today for the
purpose of raising $3,000 for service
projects in which the club is inter-
Chief among the projects is the
recreational work maintained by the
club in connection with the children's
department of University Hospital.
Stoves, clothing, furniture, groceries,
meats, baked goods, and general sup-
plies of all sorts, will be offered, and
the public is urged to not only donate
any new or used articles, but to shop
extensively at the sale. The sale will
be held at 120 E. Liberty, and will
close Friday night.
Nudists Claim Fliers
Are Spying On Them
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 23.
-(A)- Viewed from an altitude of
1,000 feet, the unclad human form
is nothing to write home about, ac-
cording to a fact-finding committee
of the St. Petersburg Solarium So-
The committee, comprised of three
married couples, went aloft in an air-
ship today to determine the degree of
justness in complaints that pas-
sengersin the blimps are spying upon
patrons of the municipal sun-bathing

Mystery Shrouds
Next Gargoyle As
Staff Hibernates
Members of the Gargoyle editorial
staff have gone west- at least west
of Division Street - and consequent-
ly it has been impossible to discover
whether the February issue which is
rumored to be in preparation will ap-
pear tomorrow or not. This impres-
sion has been given, but most people
have opined that, with the entire
staff A.W.O.L., there seems to be
little possibility of the appearance of
the magazine, and even if it is issued
observers doubt that there will be
anything in it. And, besides, The
Daily hesitates to predict anything
definite concerning the Gargoyle, in
the light of past experiences.
One rumor assumed concrete form
yesterday, however, to the effect that
Preposterous Person No. 11, to be in
the Gargoyle if it appears, is a fac-
ulty member.
Program Will
Replace Favor
At 1935 -Hop
Lower Price Of Tickets
Compels Abolition Of
Former Dance Adjunct
Because of the reduced price of the
1935 J-Hop ticket, no favors will be
given at the dance, according to
Philip A. Singleton, chairman of the
Hop committee.
To replace the favors, an elaborate
souvenir program has been designed
by the committee, comprising Ruth
Kaser, Carl Marr, and Charles B.
For the first time, the useless pages
used to list dances have been omitted.
The programs will feature the idea
of a souvenir memento rather than
an actual dance adjunct, accordng
to Charles B. Brownson, secretary of
the 1935 J-Hop.
The souvenirs will be bound i tur-
quoise blue leather stamped in silver.
A modernistic parchment fly-leaf will
protect a copper etching of the ball-
room as it will appear decorated for
the dance. This etching is designed
to be removable and is of a size
adaptable to framing. Its manner of
execution is similar to the Law Club
Christmas card etching.
The next feature will be two ex-
clusive caricatures of Hal Kemp and
Henry Busse, whose orchestras are
to play. Tom Powers, '34, editor of
the Gargoyle, whose ridiculing por-
traits have been featured in past is-
sues of that publication, is the artist.
A large engraved replica of the
University of Michigan coat of arms
as shown. above the Union fireplace
will complete the book, the most
elaborate and expensive program fav-
ors of all previous J-Hop dances.
Hal Kemp and Henry Busse have
wired the committee that they will
present their full group of enter-
tainers at the Hop, especially featur-
ing "Skinny" Ennie, popular radio
star with Hal Kemp's band.
Ex-Michigan Football
Player Gets Damages
FLINT, Jan. 23 -Verdicts against
two former Genesee County sheriff's
department employes were returned

Senate Fights
Over Changes
In Money Bill
Committee Amendmet Is
Cause Of Rousing Floor
Revisions Reduce
President's Power
Banking Committee Plan
Denounced By Robinson
As Too Inflexible
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. -- M) -
Determined to give President Roose-
velt the unrestricted powers he re-
quested in his Monetary Bill, Admin-
istration leaders said tonight that a
major limitation imposed by the re-
bellious Senate Banking Committee
was unacceptable and began prepara-
tions for a rousing floor fight for its
The committee wrote into the
measure amendments creating a five-
man board to administer the $2,000,-
000,000 stabilization fund that would
be established by the bill for the pro-
tection of the dollar's foreign value,
and on this the Democratic leaders
concentrated their fire.
Robinson Dissatisfied
Senator Joseph T. Robinson, of Ar-
kansas, the Democratic floor leader,
said that he did not see how a com-
mittee of five could function in a
manner necessary to the successful
operation of the fund when quick de-
cisions and unforeseen action might
be needed.
Another change by the committee
placed a three-year limit on the
operation of the fund and on the time
in which the President might devalue
the dollar. Considerable support ap-
peared in the Senate for this provi-
sion, and Robinson said that the
question of leaving it in the bill or
eliminating it was receiving study
and that he was "not prepared to say
what is best to be 4done about it."
As sent -to .the cpitol b the 'd-
ministration, the bill provided that
the Secretary of the Treasury should
have sole authority to administer
the fund and to expend it in any type
of commercial transaction he might
deem necessary to the purpose of
stabilizing the dollar abroad.
Glass Suggests Board
Objecting that this empowered the
Treasury head to do a general bank-
ing business, Senator Carter Glass,
Virginia Democrat, proposed the
amendment to put the fund in the
hands of a board of five consisting
of the Secretary of the Treasury, the
Governor of the Federal Reserve
Board, the Comptroller of the Cur-
rency and two persons to be appoint-
ed by the President and confirmed
by the Senate.
A billion dollars in government ob-
ligations was offered for sale today
by Secretary of the Treasury Henry
Morgenthau, Jr., in the opening steps
of the Treasury's ten-billion-dollar
financing program for this fiscal
Two types of issues were employed
by Morgenthau. He offered $500,000,-
000 in 2 1-2 per cent Treasury notes
dated Jan. 29 and maturing on
March 15, 1935, and also $500,000,000
in six-month certificates paying 1 1-2
per cent and maturing next Sept. 15.
The new issues were announced in
the routine Treasury form without
comment. As usual, the Federal Re-
serve Banks were designated to re-
ceive subscriptions along with the

Expiration Of
CWA Plan Is
Set For MayI
Date Definitely Fixed By
Hopkins Following His
Parley With President
Expect Unemployed
To Have Jobs Then
In Event Of Miscarriage
Of Plan Agency's Life
May Be Extended
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.-(P)-The
administration hopes that the work-
ers on the Civil Works Administra-
tion can stack up their shovels and
go into private industry before May 1.
This expiration date was fixed
definitely today by Harry L. Hop-
kins, director of the agency, as he
emerged from a conference with
President Roosevelt. There was at-
tached to the deadline date, how-
ever, a reservation that if private
industries could not find jobs for a
good share of the 4,000,000 workers
by that time, Mr. Roosevelt would
consider the question of extending
the life of the agency.
Shortly before Hopkins entered the
executive office, William Green, pres-
ident of the American Federation of
Labor, left Mr. Roosevelt's work room
expressing a belief that "everything
will work out all right."
Mr. Roosevelt planned to send to
Capitol Hill tomorrow a budgetary
request for a $350,000,000 appropria-
tion for the Civil Works Administra-
tion, an amount he estimated would
be sufficient to carry its efforts to
May 1.
The administration was predica-
ting its action to end the civil works
by early spring on the belief that at
least three of the four million work-
ers would find jobs elsewhere by then,
either in private work or in the
Public Works Administration proj-
.ects that are expected to be well un-
der way with the passing of freezing
No Idle Men,
CA Work. Is
Town Problem
LUNENBURG, Vt., Jan. 23.-03)
-Picture this community's embar-
rassment today when no unemployed
could be found among its 1,500 in-
Yesterday the town voted to de-
velop a new airport, using CWA
funds, to give work to unemployed.
The project was scheduled to begin
today, but the selectmen could find
no eligible candidates for the work.
Scouts were sent over the deep
snow on snowshoes to seek two resi-
dents of outlying sections who were
rumored to be without employment.
Location here of a newsprint fac-
tory is largely responsible for Lunen-
burg's fortunate economic condition.
Second semester freshmen and
sophomores wishing to try out for
the business staff of the Gargoyle will
meet at 4 p m. today in the Students
Publications Building, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Wilbur F.
Bohnsack, '34, business manager.

Detroit City College Changes
Name To 'Wayne University

DETROIT, Jan. 23. -Wayne Uni-
versity was chosen Tuesday by the
Board of Education for the new name
of the College of the City of Detroit.
The new name, which became effec-
tive immediately, was unanimously
voted on by the board, after the title
had been recommended by Inspector
A. Douglas Jamieson, chairman of a
committee to select the new name.
Jamieson said the name had the
approval of students and alumni of
the institution, and, was acceptable
because of the association which it
carried in this section of the country.
"The university is not being named
for General Anthony Wayne, nor
Wayne County alone. The signifi-
cance is drawn from both sources
and is aptly suited for any institu-

"The idea of a memorial, involving
an armory and a show of arms, and
connected with the army is incom-
patible with the education of youth,"
she stated.
Dr. Shurly stated that he regarded
Mrs. Osborn's remark as a slur.
"The army," he said, "has made
some of our fine institutions possible.
Moreover, such a building would be
a monument to peace. It would be a
convention hall and would aid the
Symphony Orchestra to carry on. As
as a matter of fact, no one is advo-
cating peace more than the Amer-
ican Legion."
"I do not want my statement to
be misconstrued," Mrs. Osborn said.

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