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The Weather
Generally fair today preceded
by unsettled in southeast. Cold-
er in south portions.

Art

VOL. XLIV No. 122 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 1934

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Action Of Regents
Will Keep Library
Open On Sundays

Board Decides Main And
Periodical Units Should
Be Made Available
Money Raised By
Coneil Is Refused
Known Donations May Be
Returned To Sororities,
Fraternities And Houses
SThe main and periodical reading
rooms of the library, but not the
study halls or the stacks, will be
open from'2 to 9 p.m. on Sundays for
the remainder of the year, the exec-
utive committee of the Board of Re-
gents decided yesterday morning.
The decision came as the result of
a petition sent by the Undergraduate
Council to the Board, and was grant-
ed, the Board said, "on the grounds
stated in the second paragraph of the
earnest desire on the part of the
student body to have the use, of the
library on Sundays."
Al 1th o u gh the Undergraduate
Council had raised approximately
$160 from the student body for the
purpose of keeping the library open,
none of this money will be used, the
R Board explained. "The Executive
committee appreciates the desire of
the students to provide assistance by
voluntary contributions but it feels
that it cannot, in justice to the stu-
dent body, accept the funds that
have been rasied," President Alex-"
ander G. Ruthven said in a com-
munication to the Council announc-
ing the Board's action.
Gilbert E. Bursley, president of the
Undergraduate Council which con-
ducted the library fund drive, last
night said that the money probably
would b4 deposited in the office of
Walter Rea, assistant to the dean,
w eret ;wil be. kept for & few days
until the Council finally decides what
to do with it.
"We know where most of the mon-
ey came from and probably will re-
turn it to the students, fraternities,
sororities, and dormitories which con-
tributed it," Bursley said. "This will
leave about $15 unaccounted for,
which probably will be turned over
to the Good Will Fund."
Bursley explained that the Under-
graduate Council had initiated the
drive at the request of many stu-
dents who asked that the library be
open Sundays, and that the drive had
no official connection with the Uni-
versity authorities. The library of-
ficials were told, however, that the
Council might conduct the drive and
told the Council to go ahead, Bur-
sley said.
Miss Perkins
Outstanding In
Reform Work
Secretary Of Labor Has
Long Been A Leader In
Aiding Labor Conditions
Said to be one of the keenest think-
ers in 1*e world by the President,
Miss Frances Perkins, who is speak-
ing at 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, in
Hill Auditorium, attained her great
success not so much by her political
endeavors but rather by her efforts
to instigate sociological reform in
American industry.
Miss Perkins is a graduate of the
class of 1902 at Mt. Holyoke College.
From there she went to Lake Forest,
Ill. to teach. The writing of Jacob
Riis ("How the Other Half Lives")
and Lincoln Steffens ("The Shame of
the Cities") fired her ardor for re-
form. She went to Hull House and

studied under Jane Addams for six
months, after that taking post grad-
uate work at Columbia University.
In 1911, while visiting friends in
Manhattan, she saw 146 factory girls
burned to a crisp in the great Tri-
angle Shirtwaist fire. That fire start-
ed. a reform movement for industry
which Miss Perkins still leads. As a
member of a committee on safety she
went to Albany and lobbied through
legislation for factory fire preven-
tion. There she met three young leg-
islators: Al Smith, Bob Wagner, and
Frklin n. Rnnsvlt-. whn have

Arm y's Planes
To Carry Mail
Again Monday
Announcement Is M a d e
Despite Rickenbacker's
Attack On System
WASHINGTON, March 17 - () -
The Army will resume transporting
the air mail over nine routes at
12:01 a.m, Monday.
This was announced today at the
War Department after Eddie Rick-
enba'cker, war ace, had demanded
before a Senate committee that Pres-
ident Roosevelt "purge his official
family of those traitorous elements
who misadvised him" on the air mail
situation.
Army transportation of the mail
has been suspended for a week in
response to President Roosevelt's in-
structions that the entire air mail
set-up be radically overhauled and
reorganized to provide greater safe-
ty.
Ten Army pilots had been killed
since the Government started carry-
ing the mail. Only four of them,
however, were actually engaged in
mail transportation.
Maj. Gen. Benjamin D. Foulois,
chief of Air Corps, radioed to the
War Department his recommenda-
'tion that air mail flying be resumed.
ie received the Department's imme-
diste , ov to use his own judg-
fnetf ring resumption of fly-
Dtroit Priest
inion
Is To Conduct
Services .ere
Rev. Leo J, DeBarry, D.D., of the
faculty of Sacret Heart seminary, De-
troit, will conduct the services of the
annual Retreat and Forty hours de-
votion at St. Mary's Chapel for Cath-
olic students attending the Univer-
sity of Michigan, opening this morn-
ing and concluding Tuesday evening.
The annual observance will begin
with the 10:30 a.m. mass today at
the Chapel, and the closing will occur
at the service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
with solemn procession of the Blessed
Sacrament. There will be two masses
daily at 7 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. Monday
and Tuesday, with a brief sermon
between the two, while the evening
devotions at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Mon-
day and Tuesday will consist of ros-
ary, sermon and Benediction of the
Blessed Sacrament.
The visiting priest, Father DeBarry,
and Rev. Allen J. Babcock, assistant
in charge of St. Mary's chapel, will
hear confessions Sunday, Monday
and Tuesday afternoons, and also
after the evening devotions Sunday
and Monday. The Forty hours devo-
tion which is combined with the re-
treat commemorates the 40 hours
during which the body of Christ was
in sepulchre.

Insull Leaves
Greece Again
On Freighter
Says He Expects To Land
At Djibouti In French
Somaliland
May Decide On New
Destination At Sea
Not Required To Make
Statement Of Itinerary
For Authorities
PIRAEUS, Greece, March 18..-
(Sunday)-(P)-Samuel Insull sailed
at 12:25 a.m. today aboard the Greek
freighter Maiotis, seeking a new ha-
ven of refuge from American author-
ities.
The former utilities fling said be-
fore sailing that he expected to land
at Djibouti, French Somaliland, at
the southern extremity of the Red
Sea, and that he would go to Abys-
sinia.
It was stated here, however, that
the fact he did not have a French
visa probably would prevent him from
getting off at Djibouti.
Some persons believed he would
make out a new itinerary when he got
on the high seas, and would try to
keep secret his future plans.
The port authorities did not re-
quire Insull to make a formal state-
ment of his destination and so he
can make whatever plans he desires.
However, the authorities made a
demand that he advise them by wire-
less where he expects to land after
he arrives at a decision on his des-
tination.
Insull was brought back to Greece
last evening without his knowledge.
After a brief time in port, during
which he stayed on ship, the 74-year-
old fugitive started out again to road
the seas in search of a new refuge
from American justice.
He embarked secretly Wednesday
aboard the tramp steamer Maiotis.
fe expected then to bhad for the Re
Sea. The 75-hour dash for freedom
of the man the United States seeks
on embezzlement and larceny charges
ended at 7:15 p.m. at Piraeus, the
port of Athens, where he was told he
would have to leave again within 24 .
hours.
"We sail at midnight for the same
destination," said the master of the
small Greek freighter, whose return
the government demanded technically
on the ground that it could not carry
passengers and that Insull had vio-
lated regulations concerning aliens
by his clandestine escape.
"Insull is very cheerful and he
sends you greetings," the captain told
reporters only an hour after Insull
reportedly had suffered a new heart
attack as a result of a shock upon
seeing Greece again.
He had not been told that the Mai-
otis was returning and had assumed
he was miles away from the land that
sheltered him for nearly a year and
a half against American extradition
attempts.
Insull realized he had been re-
turned only when he went on deck.
The sight of this classic land ap-
peared to have caused a seizure, but
he quickly recovered when his wife
and two lawyers boarded the vessel
and assured him the Greek govern-
ment would not hand him over to
the United States authorities.

Elect Lovejoy
New Head Of
Arts Academy
Succeeds Prof. Sanders;
H. S. Patton Is Chosen
As Vice-President
Three Faculty Men
Are Made Offieers
Out-City Members Leave
After Hearing Over 300
Short Speeches
P. S. Lovejoy and a former member
of the forestry school faculty was
elected president of the Michigan
Academy of Science, Arts, and Let-
ters for the ensuing year at the Acad-
emy's business session yesterday
afternoon. He succeeds Prof. Henry A.
Sanders, chairman of the Department
of Speech and General Linguistics.
The Academy elected Harold S.
Patton, head of the economics de-
partment of Michigan State College,
vice-president for a one-year term to
succeed W. A. Kelley, also of Mich-
igan State College. Prof. Alfred
Stockard of the zoology department
was elected editor to take the place
of Prof. Peter Okkelberg of the zool-
ogy department, who has served the
Academy in this position for nine
years.
Re-election was accorded Prof.
Leigh J. Young of the forestry school,
as secretary, E. C. Prophet, of Mich-
igan State College, as treasurer, and
W.W.Bishop, head of the Department
of Library Science, as librarian.
The several hundred out-city mem--
bers of the Academy who have made
Ann Arbor their three-day home de-
parted yesterday after hearing nearly
300 short addresses In the fields of
anthropology, botany, economics, so-
ciology, forestry, geography, geology,
mineralogy, history, political science,
language and literature, mathematics,
philosophy, psychology, sanitary and
medical science, and zoology.
The reports of the various scotion
meetings held yeser'd .1W:
Forestry
Gilbert Stewart, director of the
State forest fire experimental stationt
at Roscommon, described advances,
that have been made in the use of,
the power pump in fighting fires be-
fore a meeting of the forestry section
yesterday morning.
Through improvements in methods
and machinery for hydraulic drilling,
worked out largely at the RoscommonI
station, it has become possible to ob-'
tain in eight minutes a well that
(Continued on Page 6)
Scholarship Is
Proono sticated
By Examination

Sermons For
City Churches
Are Announced
Jackson Prison Chaplain,
Slosson, Onderdonk Are
Scheduled For Sermons
"Crime and Its Preventative Meth-
ods" will be the subject of A. M.
Ewem, chaplain of Jackson Prison,
who will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the
West Side Methodist Church. John
H. Shilling of the city Y.M.C.A. said
that Mr. Ewem will treat his sub-
ject from a sociological standpoint.
Following the talk will be an informal
discussion.
"Austria 1918-1934" will be the
topic of Dr. Francis S. Onderdonk
who is to speak at 10:45 a.m. in the
Unitarian Church. Dr. Onderdonk has
spent 20 years in Vienna, and is said
to be thoroughly conversant with the
present situation here. The Liberal
Students . Union of the Unitarian
Church will meet as usual at 7:30
p.m. with Prof. Preston E. James of
the history department, speaking on
"Rehabilitation."
The Rt. Rev. Herman Page, Epis-
copal Bishop of Western Michigan,
will deliver the morning sermon at
St. Andrews Episcopal Church at 11
a.m. today. Harris Hall students will
hold their weekly "Conversatione" at
7 p.m. with Prof. Mehmet Aga-Oglu
of the fine arts department, leading
the discussion.
In the First Methodist Episcopal
Church Dr. Frederick B. Fisher will
continue his series of sermons on
great national leaders, speaking at
10:45 a.m. on "Franklin Roosevelt -
Religion and Economic Prosperity,"
At Stalke Hall the International
Student Forum will meet at 3:30 p.m.,
while the Wesleyan Guild will hold a
joint service with the Congregational
Student Forum. Prof. Preston W.
Slosson of the history department will
speak on "The Church as a Promo-
ter."
Members of Hillel Foundation will
hear Rabbi Joseph M. Kornfeld of
Toledo deliver the morning sermon at
11:15 a.m. at the League. The classes
in "Jewish Ethics" and Dramatic
Moments in Jewish History" will meet
respectively at 4 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
at the Foundation.
All-Campus Swimming
Meet Set For Mar. 28
The All-Campus swimming meet
will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
March 28, at the Intramural Build-
ing. All entries must be in by 5 p.m.
March 28.
A man may enter only two of the
following events: 50 yard free style,
50 yard back stroke, 50 yard breast
stroke, 100 yard free style, 100 yard
back stroke, 100 yard breast stroke,
75 yard medley and the dive.
Ribbons will be awarded to the
winner and to the runner up in each
event.

Michigan Captures Fourth
Consecutive Big Ten Swim
Title- Iowa Places Second

IOWA CITY, March 17. --(A) -
The University of Michigan's crack
swimming team tonight captured its
fourth consecutive Big Ten meet in
the University of Iowa pool, scoring
41 points, more than double the
amount of its nearest competitor,
Iowa, which obtained 20 points.
Although the 150-foot pool made
the times uniformly slow, three new
Conference records were set, two by
Michigan and one by Illinois. Taylor
Drysdale lowered
the Big Ten 150-
y a r d backstroke
mark to 1:41.6,
also breaking the 5
.. M,...' N.C.A.A. long pool
TAYLOR DRYSDALE, '4 r e c o r d in the
event. The other .-
record lowered by
the Wolverines was
Debaters Tie -0-rc
the 400-yard relay
For mark. Kamienski,
iseonsin Dalrymple, Rob- LACHMANN
ertson, and Renner broke Michigan's
existing record of 3:44.2 by four-
S econd Plac tenths of a second.
______ Captain Chuck Flachmann, of Illi-
nois, besides being high point man
NOrthwestern Is Winner with three firsts, accounted for the
Of Conference League other new irecord when he swam
a. 50 yards freestyle in 24 seconds. The
In Two- Cay o0mpetitlon eight-year-old mark was :24.1.
Flachmann scored all of his team's
E:VANSTON, Ill.,, March 17-(Spe- 15 points in one of the greatest indi-
cial) -Northwestern's Varsity debat- vidual exhibitions seen in a Con-
ing team won the Western Confer- ference meet. His

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Accurate Forecasters
Student Scholarship

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My Beliefs About Immortality:
No. 6: Rabbi Heller' sViews

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sixth
and last of a series of articles on "Im-
mortality,"' written by prominent Ann
Arbor clergymen.
By RABBI BERNARD HELLER
(Of the Hillel Foundation)
As a devotee of Judaism it is not
obligatory for me to subscribe to a
doctrine of immortality. There are
many Jews who rejected the belief in
life after death and yet were not
stigmatized as heretics. On the con-
trary the writings of some were even
included in the canon. If the reader
has any doubts on this matter, let
him read the book of Ecclesiastes.
Despite the intellectual latitude
which Judaism accords to its adher-
ents particularly in matters meta-
physical, I nevertheless am more in-
clined to vebr towards belief in im-
mortality. I admit that I experience
moments of vacillation and doubt as'
well as periods of deep conviction,
depending of course on the mood and'
f1h. ,if1,fmfinn in which T fin1 mself.

anguish and affliction are bound to
face them, is an indisputable fact.
Witness how people with incurable
and painful diseases will keep an un-
yielding clutch on life even until the
very last gasp. The percentage of
suicides in any one age constitutes
only an infinitesimal fraction of those
who continue living with dreary fu-
tures ahead of them. The persistence
and well-nigh universality of the be-
lief would indicate a craving which
is undaunted by the unknown ele-
ments of a future existence.
I am not unmindful of the weighty
arguments which have been brought
to bear against the validity of the
doctrine. I know that its opponents
have branded it as a form of super-
stition, a vestige of ancestral worship.
Its persistence has been termed the
product of maudlin sentimentality
which expresses itself in our refusal
to consider death the end and anni-

The results of the examinations
given all freshmen during orientation
week are fairly accurate in foretell-
ing the quality of the student's scho-
lastic work in his first year at the
University, according to Mrs. C. S.
Homer, research assistant in Edu-
cational Investigations.
Mrs. Horher said that the results
of these tests are more accurate than
high school records in determining
the grade of college work an indi-
vidual is likely to do. The quality
of the women's future achievements
in scholarship is more exactly re-
flected than that of men.
Entrants to this University made
marks lower than those of the jun-
iors and seniors of private prepara-
tory schools who took th same tests.
The average of the pre-law and
the pre-medicine entrants was slight-
ly higher than that of the ones en-
rolling in the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts.
This year, because of lack of funds,
the psychological test was omitted,
and only those in mathematics and
English were given. Men and wom-
en generally averaged the same in
the previous mental examinations,
while the women excelled in English,
the men were better in mathematics.
No noticeable difference was found
in the records made by state and out
of state students. There is, accord-
.v.F- . T/Y _ - v- _ elirl^_ n in n

'Hot Trail' Of Dillinger Grows
Cooler Despite Careful Search
PORT HURON, March 17.- ({') - of the city in various directions were
The "hot trail" of John Dillinger being patrolled.
which officers believed they had After 24 hours concentrated search
by Royal Canadian mounted, provin-
picked up in the fatal gun battle cial, immigration and municipal po-
with his Negro escaped companion lice at Sarnia, special squads de-
appears to have cooled tonight, al- tailed there to the case were with-
though law enforcement officers drawn today, also.
throughout this region were pressing Inspector H. U. McCrum, of the
their investigation of scores of dews Canadian Immigration Department,
and ''tips,''f believed "Canada is the last place
Part of the search today was a Dillinger will come."
thorough combing of the Negro sec- Hundreds of "dews" poured in on
tion in south Port Huron where the Port Huron authorities, but none
negro, Herbert Youngblood, and Un- came to anything tangible. Some
dersheriff Charles Cavanaugh were residents of the County saw Dillinger
fatally wounded when the Dillinger in every passing man and produced
ally shot it out with officers who perpetual wild goose chases with their
trapped him in a small grocery and alarms.
tobacco store. In the hospital Deputy Port Huron police visits to seven
Sheriff Howard Lohr continued in a blind pigs around noon onthe out-
serious condition. Sheriff William L. side chance that they might pick up
Van Antwerp, shot in the arm, was some information about Dillinger only
able to aid in the investigation today. resulted in numerous bottles of gin
Meanwhile disposition of Young- and other liquors being smashed on
blood's body awaited further word the curbs.
from a brother in Gary, Ind. Coroner Youngblood told officers, after he

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