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VOL. XLIV No. 137
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1934
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Co-Ed To Be
Parents State That Worry
Over Studies Was Cause
Law Student Held
Discover He Had Taken
Out License In Detroit
To Marry Girl Last Year
Arrangements for funeral services
for 20-year-old Louise E. Van Amer-
ingen, '35, who ended her life with a
gun late Tuesday afternoon, were
completed yesterday and services will
be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
Her parents and city officials ex-
pressed belief that worry and mental
and physical strain over her school
work were responsible for her action.
Prominent on the campus and a
member of Alpha Gamma Delta so-
rority, Miss Van Ameringen had just
finished working in the Junior Girls
Play and was to appear two weeks
hence in "Juniors On Parade," an-
nual amateur review. She was chosen
as the most beautiful girl in her
school graduating class in 1931.
Rumors that Miss Van Ameringen
had killed herself because her father,
Victor E. Van Ameringen, a promi-
nent local attorney, did not approve
of her boy friends were vigorously
denied. A number of her friends yes-
terday said that she had not been in
love or "going steady."
However in Detroit it was revealed
that a year ago Chester F. Gula, a
second-year law student here who has
since changed his name to Chester
Fairbanks, had taken out a marriage
license. He gave his age as 23 and
his occupation as a student. Fair-
banks wrote in five days later to the
County Clerk's office asking them to
disregard the license. He explained
that it was "just a joke."
Fairbanks was taken last night to
the Health Service, following a re-
quest by University officials, where
he is expected to remain under ob-
servation for a day or two. He under-
went an operation a year ago and
since has been in poor health, it was
According to her friends, Miss Van
Ameringen had been a good student
both in .high school and in the Uni-
versity. Her marks averaged between
a B and a C. She had recently been
given a particularly heavy assign-"
ment in one course, while she was
studying for two mid-semester ex-
aminations. Although no marks had
been given out, she thought she had
The funeral services tomorrow will
be held at the Muehlig Funeral Home
where she was taken Tuesday night,
Dr. Frederick B. Fisher and the Rev.
Peter Stair will officiate. Associates
of her father will act as pallbearers,
it was announced.
Air Mail Route
To Be Restored
To Ann Arbor
Postoffice Department To
Advertise For Bids For
Four Temporary Lines
WASHINGTON, April 4-- (W) -
The Postoffice Department will ad-
vertise for bids for temporary air
mail service over four additional
routes within two or three days.
Routes outlined today by Post-
master General James A. Farley are:
Newark to Chicago by way of Buf-
falo, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Jackson,
Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, and South
Bend, Ind., approximately 800 miles.
Fargo, N. D., to Seattle, approxi-
mately 1,284 miles.
Fort Worth to Los Angeles, approx-
imateli 1,325 miles.
Detroit to Milwaukee by way of
Pontiac, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and
Muskegon, approximately 265 miles.
Farley said that the bids for these1
contracts would be let for three
months. They are to be received at
the department by April 19 and will
be opened April 20.
He said that companies whose con-
tracts were annulled Feb. 9 and which
had representatives at the "spoils"
conference in 1930 would not be eli-'
Football HE roes Turn To Light
By JOHN HEALEY
Nine members of Michigan's na-
tional championship football team
will forsake their customary mole-
skins for silk stockings, high heels,
and afternoon frocks in the forth-
coming Union Opera.
Together they will make up what
is expected to be one of the most un-
usual parts of the show, the chorus
of beautiful stenographers, as Milton
Peterson, director, described it. They
will both sing and dance.
The list of "chorines," including
many famous names in the football
world is as follows: Charles Bernard,
Francis Wistert, Stanley Fay, Louis
Westover, John Heston, William
Renner, John Kowalik, Thomas Aus-
tin, and Fred Petoskey. Herman
Everhardus and John Regeczi may
also be in the group but have not
been definitely "signed up."
Other parts of the Opera are pro-
gressing unusually well, according to
Yesterday a number" of motion pic-
tures of mob scenes were taken on
various parts of the campus and will
be used in one section of the show.
Cast members and others recruited
assembled at Hill Auditorium for the
first shots and from there moved to
fFor The Opera
location near' President Ruthven's
home, to the Union, the diagonal, and
finally a scene was staged on State
Street. No announcement as to exact-
ly what connection the movies will
have with the obera was made.
Exchange ticket sales are meeting
a' heavy demand, one performance
being nearly sold out, Allen Mc-
Combs, '35, ticliet chairman, said.
The exchange stubs are the only
method of obtaining seat preferences
before the general sale is opened
April 16; he pointed out. Under the
system now in use, an exchange stub
may be purchased for any one of
the performances andin any of the
price classes and then turned in at
the side desk in the Union lobby for
a regular reserved seat.
The side desk will be open from
1 to 5 p.m. daily until the beginning
of spring vacation.
When the University reopens all
tickets will be placed on general sale,
and preferences, will no longer be
obtainable. A number of groups have
been obtaining blocks of seats so far,
in numbers up to 25.
All members of the Union student
organization are selling the exchange
stubs, as well as Wahr's, Slaters, the
Union desk, and the League desk.
-Photo by Dey
LOUISE VAN AMERINGEN
Dean Bates Declares
Firms Looking For
One of the greatest mistakes made
on many campuses is the lack of at-
tention paid by the students to their
scholarship, in the opinion of Dean
Henry M. Bates of the Law School.
When asked how the grades of the
graduates of the Law School affected
their chances of getting jobs, Dean
Bates declared that the scholastic
record of the students was given a
great deal of consideration by law
firms looking for young employees.
Some large New York law firms
won't even talk to graduates who
have not made the Michigan Law Re-
view, Dean Bates said. Each year the
Law Review selects the outstanding
graduates from the point of view of
scholarship and these students are
considered best fitted for jobs in law
offices. The students are chosen from
among the first 20 in the senior class.
Several years ago W. S. Gifford,
president of the American Telephone
and Telegraph, made a study of the
effect of scholastic standing of grad-
uates and the salaries they receive
when they get jobs. He found that
generally, students who graduated
with the higher grades received bet-
ter salaried positions.
The truth of these findings is
borne out every year, Dean Bates
said, when the large law firms all
over the country start students with
the higher scholastic averages in jobs
that pay from $400 to $600 higher
than the jobs given to average stu-
Bill To Modernize
WASHINGTON, April 4 - (/') - A
bill to modernize two battleships was
tabled today by the House naval com-
mittee after naval officials had pro-
tested that the ships were needed at
this time as fighting units of the
"It is not desirable to have these
two ships - two important units of
the fleet -laid up at this time," said
Admiral William H. Standley, chief
of naval operations.
He explained that to modernize the
California and Tennessee would re-
quire the two vessels to be laid up for
two or three years and said it was
more important to keep them in the
fleet as they are than to take them
out for modernization..
Hooks Baited For
Big Gaine Aboard
MIAMI, Fla., April 4. -/) - Pres-
ident Roosevelt found fishing to his
liking off Elbow Key light in the Ba-
hama waters today and continued
Hooks were baited tonight for
catches of big game, principally the
huge marlin fish.'
Vincent Astor, owner of the Nour-
mahal, sent the following tonight to
Marvin H. McIntyre, presidential sec-
retary, at the Miami Biltmore Hotel:
"Remaining on at present anchor-
age and in pursuit of elusive marlin
to duplicate last night's success."
Heitman Awarded Second
Place With Oration On
U. S., European Crisis
Gilbert E. Bursley, '34, Ann Arbor,
won the finals in the annual Univer-
sity Oratorical Contest which were
held yesterday in Alpha Nu Room
in Angell Hall. Bursley's subject was
'"Ultimate World Peace."
Edmund K. Heitman, '35, Royal
Oak, won recognition of second place
in the contest with an oration entitled
"The United States and the Euro-
Bursley will receive the Chicago
Alumni Medal for excellence in ora-
tory and will receive a trip to the
annual Northern Oratorical League
Contest which is to be held Friday,
May 4, at Minneapolis.
Other schools competing this year
are Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin,
Northwestern, and Western Reserve.
The judges for the University con-.
test were Prof. G. E. Densmore, Carl
G. Brandt, Floyd K. Riley, Louis
Eich, and Henry Moser, all of the
The four other students who orated
in today's contest were Edward F.
Downs, '35, Edith Engle, '35, Hyman
Mottenberg, '34, and Whitmer Pe-
Play Is To Be
'Once In A Lifetime' Will
Be Presented April 26
By Play Production
"Once in a Lifetime," the George
Kaufman-Moss Hart hit, will be
given here on April 26, 27, and 28, by
Play Production, under the direction
of Russell McCracken.
Kaufman is well known for his New
York smashes which include "Dulcy,"
"The Butter and Egg Man," and
"Beggar on Horseback," as well as the
musical comedy,. 4"lelen .of Troy."
Kaufman began his career as a news-
paper man, a feature writer and dra-
matic critic, but from this he shifted
into playwriting. After he became fa-
mous, he was "bought up" by Holly-
wood, where he spent six months and,
according to his own statement, never
did a thing and got paid for it reg-
It is upon this Hollywood experi-
ence that "Once in a Lifetime" is
based, and the result is a broad satire
on the conditions of the movie town
when it was panic stricken over the
change to the talkies in 1929. In the
original production, written after the
bored Kaufman returned to New
York, he himself played the role of
Lawrence Vale, the playwright im-
ported into Hollywood, who becomes
calloused from doing nothing, but
still draws his pay check.
Appears To Be
NEW YORK, April 4.- () - Split
by the dissension that followed upon
its loss of the city government last
fall, Tammany Hall appeared tonight
to be heading swiftly toward a crisis
that may determine whether the
Tiger will die or change its stripes
and go on living.
Disgruntled by the loss of prestige
in the city, tantalized by the juicy
plums of Federal patronage just out
of reach, and none too optimistic
about next fall's legislative elections,
a band of insurgent braves is in full
cry after the scalp of their chief -
John F. Curry.
Curry, 61 years old, son of an Irish
cattle drover and veteran of many a
wigwam scuffle, turns a bland poker
face on questioners and says he plans
to keep intact for some time the
chieftain's headdress he donned in
"All I know about it," he says in
regard to the uprising in his camp,
"is what I read in the newspapers."
"Then you have no intention of re-
"I have not given it a thought,"
Two More Showings Of
'Road To Life' Planned
The final presentation of the Art
Support For Romance Of A
People' Is Asked By Ruthven
Freedom From Closing Hours
Determined To Be Man's Right
Support for the "Romance of a
People" pageant, which will be pre-
sented at the Olympia in Detroit be-
ginning April 16 was voiced today by
President Alexander G. Ruthven,
head of the Ann Arbor Committee.
"For our people at large the reli-
gious backgrounds of western culture
have been inadequately taught,"
President Ruthven said. "Any effort
on the part of scholars and artists in
this field should be welcomed by the
American people. In 'The Romance
of a People' certain basic principles --
racial, religious, and social - are set
forth in drama and music. Nothing
short of such presentation will catch
cents and a dollar per person for the
Those students who wish to make
the trip on this night, which has
been designated by the committee in
charge as "Collegiate Night," are re-
quested to notify Hillel Foundation.
The pageant is the dramatization
of Old Testament history, the history
of the coming of man, the develop-
ment of the idea of one God, and the
story of the wandering of the Israel-
ites. Two thousand Detroit young
people are in the cast, in addition to
a number of stage and screen stars
who have affiliated themselves with
Direction of the production is in
fhe hands of Isaac Van Grove. for-