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The Weather
Generally fair, slightly cooler
Thursday; Friday probably fair,
rising temperature.

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Reporting Infractions
Of Rushing Rules ..




Legion Seeks
Full Benefits
For Veterans
Committee Passes 5-Point
Program For Relief Of
Ex-Service Men
Post-War Illnesses
Not Provided For
Campaign For Adoption
Of S t a t u t e Outlawing
Child Labor Is Urged
CHICAGO, Oct. 4-()-The Amer-
ican Legion had before it tonight a
plan of veterans' relief which con-
centrates on full benefits for the dis-
abled and disregards demands for
immediate payment of the bonus.
Passed unanimously by the Le-
gion's rehabilitation committee, a
five-point program for aiding ex-
service men-a plan drafted by a na-
tional committee and already ap-
proved by 43 state departments-
was ready to be placed before the
convention tomorrow.
Except for declaring that every ex-
service man isaentitled to Federal
hospitalization at any time and for
any cause, the program deals only
with those veterans whose ailments
date back to injuries suffered or dis-
eases contracted in actual military
Ask Benefits Be Restored
No provision is made for compen-
sation payments to veterans beset by
illness, injuries or economic troubles
since the end of the war. Under the
plan, free hospitalization would be
the only government grant to them.
However, for those wounded, in-
jured or diseased in military service,
the plan would restore all benefits
removed or reduced under the Eco-
nomy Act of last March, which
trimmed $300,000,000 a year from
such payments. Widows and orphans
likewise would, be provided for as they
were prior to the Economy Act.
The Legionnaires at a business ses-
gon of their fifteenth national con-
vention today adopted a child welfare
program, selected Miami, Fla., for the
1934 convention and took action that
would make more rigid the regula-
tions forbidding Legion officials to
take part in politics.
resolutions Passed
"The American Legion shall be
absolutely non-political and shall not
be used for the dissemination of par-
tisan principles, nor for the promo-
tion of the candidacy of any person
seeking public office or preferment,"
declared a resolution which the con-
vention adopted for addition to the
Legion constitution.
"A candidate for or any incum-
bent of a remunerative elective pub-
lic office s all not hold any elective
office. or any appointive office in the
American Legion or in any depart-
ment or prost thereof."
A convention sub-committee is
considering a request for revocation
of the New Mexico State Depart-
ment's charter on charges of violating
rules already in the Legion constitu-
tion against political activity.
A report charging that some of the
codes accepted by industries under
the National Recovery Act violated in
spirit the child labor provisions of
the act was adopted by the conven-
tion. The report urged Legionnaires
to campaign for an amendment to
the Federal Constitution outlawing
child labor.
The report mentioned the codes

of the retail trades group and of the
soft coal industry. It declared the
coal code "provides merely that chil-
dren under 16 years should not be
employed 'inside a mine,' and we all
know that most of the child labor in
the mining industry is used in the
breaker mills and outside of the
National Commander Louis A.
Johnson called upon the Legionnaires
to line up behind the Legion's pro-
gram of "country before self." He de-
clared there was nothing to be gained
and much to be lost in fighting the
National Economy Act. The Legion
has gained great public favor, he said,
because it refused to make attacks
on the new Administration when the
act was passed.
Red Cross To Give
Garments To Needy
A large supply of goods, including
10,000 ready made garments, is on

Marcus'Delectable Rosebuds'
May Be Covered Here Tonight

Those delectable rosebuds, vol-
uptuous houris, sacheriferous Astar-
tes, and ambrosial Hyperions who
compose the troupe of Mr. A. B. Mar-
cus, Detroit showman and ad writer
par excellence, will never, never get
a chance to bounce their stuff before
Ann Arbor's innocents if members of
the city's leading women's organiza-
tions can stop them.
All day yesterday the office of
Mayor Robert A. Campbell was kept
busy with telephone c a 11 s from
women who, having read the adver-
tisements appearing in our very best
newspapers, were certain that some-
thing should be done about it,
Mayor Campbell conferred with
City Attorney William Laird, who
looked up the city ordinances and
announced there was no Ann Arbor
law which could stop the show's pres-
entation. The mayor said last night
that "there is nothing I can do about
it." Anyway, the mayor indicated,
the show was probably not as bad
as its press agent would have every-
one believe. It had played in Lansing
a couple of nights ago and was view-
ed by the chief of police and several
of his assistants, who saw nothing

wrong in it - or at least that's their
Mr. Laird admitted last night that
theatrical performances are restrict-
ed by State laws, and that if there is
any obscenity tonight's show could
be closed by invoking such laws.
It might even be possible to pre-
vent the show from opening, it was
said, if someone filed a complaint
charging that a lewd and indecent
performance was going to be put on,
using newspaper advertisements as
the basis of his proof. The question
would then c o m e before Circuit
Judge George W. Sample, who last
night would make no statement
about the technicalities in such a
procedure, although he admitted he
had heard there was some com-
Chief of Police Lewis W. Fohey
said he had not been asked by any
authorities to attend the show. He
did not say whether he would at-
tend, however.
The manager of the theatre at
which the revue is to be presented
said he had heard of no complaints
and that the pulchritudinous peaches
would put on their show as

Insanity Plea Is
Invalidated In
Murder Trial
Psychiatrist S t a t e s Reed
Was Only Nervous When
Examined Yesterday
Outstanding evidence in the trial
of George D. Reed, former Detroit
fireman, charged with the murder
of Ruth M. Reed, was given yester-
day .afternoon in Circuit Court by C.
J. Ettinger, eminent psychiatrist who
stated that his examination of Reed
at noon yesterday revealed that Reed
was nervous, but there was no indi-
cation of insanity or temporary in-
That Reed was nervous was appa-
rent by the way he kept his fingers
and hands continually moving. Evi-
dence given by Jessie Miller, father
of the murdered woman stated that
she "went out occasionally," but that
she had not been intimate with a
number of men as stated by the de-
Victor Reed, a cousin of the alleged
murderer, said that he and Clarence
Young had had intimate relations
with the deceased for which they paid
her $4, the money being provided
by George Reed. According to the
prosecution this was Reed's method
of obtaining proof of his former
wife's immorality in order to gain
the custody of his child.
A relief from the suspense of the
trial was evidenced during the tes-
timony by Thomas Winters who gave
his occupation as a beer garden op-
erator. He was challenged by the de-
fense and admitted that he sold bev-
erages stronger than near beer and
that he had been arrested about
twenty times. This caused a burst
of laughter from the spectators, but
the court was quickly brought to or-
der by the court officer.
Prosecutor Albert J. Rapp said yes-
terday that he expected to have his
side of the case finished by Thursday
noon. It is said that the defense will
not be finished until sometime Fri-
day. The trial will continue at 9 a. m.
Steering Group
Starts Work On
Arns Meeting
GENEVA, Oct. 4.--()-The steer-
ing committee of the world dis-
armament conference was officially
called today by Arthur Henderson,
chairman of the assemblage, to meet
in a private session next Monday
It was understood in League of
Nations circles that several delega-
tions, including the American, had
forced this action in view of persist-
ent rumors that attempts would be
made to declare the Geneva parley
a potential failure.
(In this connection, it was recalled
there had been recent suggestions

Silence Period Begins
Tonight For All Houses
The silence period begins to-
night for all fraternities and their
rushees, according to the rushing
rules adopted by the Interfra-
ternity Council.
No contacts, even by telephone,
will be permitted after 8:30 p. m.,
and a special effort is being made
by officials of the council to pre-
vent any violation of this rule.
Make Surveys
In Anticipation
Of Dry Repeal
Justice Department Puts
Nineteen Questions To
Attorneys For Replies
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 - (?') -
Spurred by Virginia's thumping ma-
jority in favor of repeal of the eigh-
teenth amendment and substitution
of a liquor control for her own dry
statute, numerous federal agencies
today hurried the studies they have
been making in anticipation of re-
The department of justice alone
has put 19 questions to a court of at-
torneys for answers.
Administration officials who have
predicted that repeal would be here
on December 6, are trying to have
the government ready to deal with
problems that will be raised by re-
peal, among them :
Keeping the pledge the party made
that states which desired to remain
dry would be protected by the fed-
eral government from neighboring
wet states.
The effect of the abolition of 227
million dollars in special taxes that
automatically end with repeal.
Creation in the district of Colum-
bia of a model liquor control sys-
tem as an example to the states.
Assurance of as much revenue as
possible to the government without1
bringing back bootleggers.
Frankly confessing that they had
not answered all their 19 questions,
department of justice officials ex-
pressed the view that laws remaining
on the books would be sufficient to
protect dry states.

Is Pr aised
By Rosevelt,
President Says Country
Must Reduble Efforts
For 'Hard Pull Ahead'
Addresses Catholic
National Convention
Says States And Local
Governments Must Do
Part For Recovery
NEW YORK, Oct. 4.-(P)-Presi-
dent Roosevelt tonight rallied the re-
lief agencies of tlie nation for the
"harder part still ahead" and told the
states and communities they must do
their share before the Federal gov-
ernment supplements the needs of the
Speaking before the National Con-
ference of Catholic Charities, Mr.
Roosevelt praised t e co-operation of
church and priva institutions for
their help in "the climb out of the
valley of gloom" and urged a national
spirit of neighborliness 4to complete
the task.
"Thisis the time when you and I
know," he said, "that though we have
proceeded a portion of the way, the
longer, harder part still lies ahead;
and that it is for us to redouble our
efforts to care for those who must
still depend upon relief, to prevent
the disintegration of home life and
to stand by the victims of the de-
pression until it is definitely past.
"The Federal government .has in-
augurated new meaures of relief on
a vast scale, but t Federal govern-
ment cannot, and , es not intend, to
take over the whol job. Many times
I have insisted that every community
and every state ,ust first do its
Before addressin the conference,
the President dine with the church
leaders at a banquet in a mid-town
hotel. He was introduced by Cardinal1
Mr. Roosevelt made no reference to
recovery policies except to say that
the revival of industry and agricul-
ture "call for a willingness to sacri-
fice individual gains, to work together
for the public welfare and for the
success of a broad national program
of recovery."
First Brewery Is
Shut For 15 Days
LANSING, Oct. 4. -(P) - The ex-
ecutive committee of the S t a t e
Liquor Control Commission Wednes-
day ordered a 15-day shutdown of
the Manistee Brewing Co. on a
charge of selling unstamped beer. It
was the first suspension directed by
the commission since the beer law
went into effect.
A $1,000 fine was a 1 s o levied
against the brewery and it was or-
dered to remit to the State $2,683 in
unpaid beer taxes. Under the com-
mittee's order, the brewery's li-
cense will be revoked if the company
is not reorganized within 30 days.
The shutdown was ordered to be-
gin at noon Thursday. The brewery
will not be allowed to make or sell
beer within the next 15 days.
Chairman Frank A. Picard of
the commission said it was disposed
to be lenient to save the industry for
Manistee. Mayor Hill and other
leading citizens assured the commit-

tee that immediate steps would be
taken to reorganize the brewery.

Relief Funds
Are To Come
From Lansing
Federal Poor Relief Aid
Will Remove Big Burden
From City Budget
All Local Welfare
Has Been Centered
County Program Needed
For Care Of City Poor,
Mayor Campbell Says
The city welfare problem, which
has confronted the Ann Arbor Com-
mon Council for three years, will be+
handled in the future by the Wash-
tenaw County Welfare Relief Com-
mittee with funds derived from Stater
and Federal sources, as a result of+
action taken last night at a special
council meeting.
Upon the recommendation of the
poor and cemetery committee, the
council took action which henceforth
centralizes all welfare work in one
department, to be known as the Wel-
fare Department. All funds for this
department are to be in a separate
checking account.
City funds will be used for the su-
pervision of work relief and the sal-
aries of the personnel in the new de-
partment, although the money for
the relief comes not from the city
but from the State, co-operating with
Washington authorities.
Mayor Robert A. Campbell, in sup-'
porting the shifting of welfare re-
sponsibility, said, "It will be impos-3
sible for this city to take care of its'
poor people during the coming winter
with city funds, and there is nothing
for us to do but adopt the countyi
program. If we don't accept their pro-3
posal to centralize welfare duties we,
simply won't get any money."
All the members of the council
agreed with the mayor in his sum-
mary of the situation, and the poor9
committee's report was accepted un-
The council also passed an ordi-
nance providing for the construction
of the "down river" trunk line sewer.,
Cost of constructing the sewer will
be $650,000, and will be paid for by;
the issuance of revenue bonds.
Complete Plans
For Community
Fund Campaign
Officials of the Community Fund
drive estimated last night that be-
tween $50,000 and $60,000 would be'
required for the activities of the 10
charity and social organizations
which will share receipts of the cam-
paign. At a meeting held in the
chamber of Commerce Building final
plans were completed and discussed
by representatives ,of Ann Arbor
churches and service clubs.
Prof. A. H. White of the engineer-
ing college, chairman of the general
committee, pointed out that until
definite information is forthcoming
from State and Federal agencies as
to how much aid from those sources
will be apportioned to Ann Arbor, no
exact budget of local organization
needs can be made.
Ann Arbor workers will make their
campaign Nov. 3 to 10. Teams com-

posed of church workers and mem-
berh of service clubs will canvass
assigned areas under direction of
team captains. In addition to Pro-
fessor White, members of the general
committee include Miss Florence Pol-
lock, local attorney, and E. W. Breay,
local manager of the Bell Telephone
Last year $2,000 of the fund was
turned over to needy students
through the office of Dean of Stu-
dents Joseph A. Bursley. No such aid
is promised this year, but Professor
White announced that students will
not be canvassed.
Havana Looted As
Hurricane Rages
HAVANA, Oct. 4.--(P)-Looting
broke out along the waterfront sec-
tion of uptown Havana tonight dur-
ing the height of the second phase
of a tropical hurricane which brought

U. Of M. Will Have
Half-Hour Program
Over Station WSM
In connection with a series of 28
radio broadcasts dealing with Amer-
ican universities which are being
sponsored by The National Life and
Accident Insurance Co., the Univer-
sity of Michigan will have a half-
hour program over Station WSM,
Nashville, at 7:30 p. in., Friday,
December 8.
The broadcast, which is being
planned by W.!fred B. Shaw, director
of alumni relations,and Dr. Frank
E. Robbins, assistant to the presi-
dent, will consist of a series of dra-
matic sketches outlining the Univer-
sity's history from the date of the
founding in Detroit to the present.
Mr. Shaw has also arranged for the
presentation of Michigan songs and
cheers on the program.
WSM presents similar broadcasts
each Monday and Friday evenings.
Other institutions to be featured are
Notre Dame, Chicago, Indiana, Illi-
nois, Tulane, Georgia Tech, Ohio
State, Northwestern, and Southern
Estimate Toll
Of 50 In Los
Angeles Fi re
Hold Man Suspected Of
Setting Blaze In Park;
125 Are Injured
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4.-(P)-A
death list of possibly 50 was indi-
cated today as bodies of victims of a
treacherously veering brush fire were
recovered from the hills and ravines
of Griffin Park, the city's main play-
Those who perished were R. F. C.
unemployed relief workers on park,
roads, called late yesterday to fight
a small blaze starting near the golf
Most of the 35 known dead and the+
more than 125 injured were trapped
in a box-like canyon.. The wind
shifted and sent the flames toward
them. Scenes of horror followed as
they struggled to escape. More than
1,000 acres of park land were burned
Fire and police officials at first
attributed the fire to a cigaret or
match. Later, Hollywood detectives
arrested Robert D. Barr, 29 years old,
for questioning after he had been
found, they said, near the scene of
some new blazes started early today.
The officers said that Barr admit-
ted he had started a fire in Griffin
Park at 10 o'clock last night, but
denied having been responsible for
the main fire, which began burning
nealy eight hours earlier.
Only a few of the victims had been
identified today. Piteous scenes were.
enacted at the county morgues, which
were besieged by families and rela-
tives of the park workers who were
,still unaccounted for.
While the mayor and district at-
torney started official investigations,
Coroner Frank Nance announced
that an inquest would be held next
Fire Chief Ralph J. Scott blamed
the tragedy on the fact that men in-
experienced with forest fires had been
sent to quell the park blaze.
"Had there been anyone there with
experience in fighting brush fires,"
he said, "or any experienced fireman,
the men who dropped their work on
the road grades to battle the blaze
would have been ordered to safety,

"The men who first saw the fire
were deceived because it appeared to
them to be small. Little they knew
how fast dry brush. can spread a
Some of the victims were identified
only by key rings, watches, jewelry
and knives which their relatives knew
they had carried.
Prof. Slosson
Will Speak On
"Disarmament as It Might Be
Done Now" will be the subject of an
address by Prof. Preston W. Slosson
of the history department before a
mass meeting at 8 p. m. Tuesday in
Room 100, Hutchins Hall. The meet-
ing has been called by the local
branch of the League of Nations As-

NRA Does
Not Affect
Barnaud Halts Movement
To Force Fraternities To
Hire More Men
N.S.L. To Continue
Protest Campaign
Consider Communicating
W i t h Washington For
Headquarters Ruling
"The NRA has nothing whatsoever
to do with fraternities. That's all
there is to it." These words, spoken
by Cone W. Lighthall, Ann Arbor
Federal NRA representative, put a
definite end to the movement on foot
on the campus to force fraternities
to hire more men by including them
in the NRA code for restaurants.
Mr. Lighthall returned yesterday
from a conference with A. J. Bar-
naud, Federal NRA administrator for
Michigan, with the word that the
houses cannot be included in the
code, and silenced, for a time, the
members of the National Student
League, who have been waging a
campaign for higher wages or shorter
hours for dishwashers and waiters.
Officials of the National Student
League said last night that they
would not give up the fight but might
even write to Washington to get a
ruling on the matter from the NRA
How much of an increase the in-
clusion of fraternities under the code
would make in the numbers of stu-
dents employed who are not members
of fraternities was not determined,
as many house presidents indicated
that the members w i t h i n many
houses were anxious to obtain work,
especially if the price of their meals
was to be increased because of the
Code Revision
Of Wages And
Hours Wanted
Secretary Perkins B a c k s
Up Gr e e n In Demand
For Higher Standard
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4.-(R)--The
demands of William Green, president
of the American Federation of Labor,
for shorter working hours and higher
minimum wages than are now being
incorporated in NRA codes was given
today the direct support of Secretary,
Frances Perkins.
The cabinet member, whose ap-
pointment as secretary of labor the
federation's high command hadr op-
posed only a fc months ago, went
before the annual convention of the
organization with a stalwart demand
for strengthening the voice of organ-
ized labor.
"We cannot stop with the present
minimum wages and maximum hours
of labor," Miss Perkins said.
"We must go on with a unified pur-
pose to an ever-improving standard
of living and assurance of economic
security for all our people and suffi-
cient leisure to enable us to enjoy
the blessings which our resources and
our equipment can make available."

Two More Fraternities
Are Looted; Cash Taken
Two fraternities, Triangle, 927 For-
est, and Phi Alpha Delta, 919 Oak-
land, were entered and robbed early
yesterday morning, making three
fraternity robberies in the past five
Thieves who robbed the Phi Alpha
Delta house made off with $118 in
cash, a gold pencil, and a wrist
watch. Triangle reported the loss of
$13 in cash, a gold watch, a suit, and
a jacket. Police are investigating
both robberies.
German Denies He was
Aided In Incendiarism
LEIPSIG, Germany, Oct. 4.-()-
The Supreme Court pounded away
relentlessly today in an attempt to
learn whether Marinus v a nder

Says Life Tenure For Judges
Would Clean Up State Courts

Popularly elected judges, compelled
to remember the power of vote-
swinging organizations and indivi-
duals if they wish to keep their jobs,
have allowed their legal powers to fall
into disuse and are in large measure
responsible for typical American
slowness in fighting the forces of
crime, declares Prof. John B. Waite,
of the Law School, in an article in
the current issue of Atlantic Month-
ly magazine.
The judge in most criminal cases
in the United States has become little
more than an umpire between the
prosecutor and the defense lawyer, as
compared to the active and critical

inations, the introduction of useless
evidence and the emotional speeches
with which clever criminal lawyers
attempt to confuse and prejudice
juries, Professor Waite writes.
Subpoena dodgers, jury bribers and
those who threaten witnesses may
also be dealt with without red tape
by a judge who is so disposed. Truth
and justice are lost, rather than
gained in a long-drawn criminal'
trial, he states, and urges that Amer-
ican judges return to the British
practice of making a thorough and
critical summing up of the evidence
for the jury's benefit.
Every criminal case comes before

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