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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Payrolls Reach
A New Peak For
Era Since 1931
Eiployment In February
Best Since Three Years
Ago, New Report Shows
March Trend Good
All Manufacturing Trades
Payrolls Up 12 Per Cent
Over Month Of January
WASHINGTON, April 5. - (A') -
Payrolls in American manufacturing
industry hit a new high in February,
creating peaks in both wages and em-
ployment untouched since early 1931.
The department of commerce an-
nounced this today, adding that prob-
.able further improvement in March
would supplant these figures, but that
only incomplete estimates for the
month were available.
The department stated that a
swelling in manufacturing payrolls of
12 per cent in February as compared
to January constituted the greatest
one-month improvement in 15 years.
Factory Work Up
A six per cent gain in actual fac-
tory employment during the month
as compared to January was re-
corded ashaving been exceeded only
three times in 15 years.
None of the figures include the
splurge of pay increases recently an-
nounced in the steel, automobile and
other industries, nany of which go
into effect this month.
The NRA was disclosed today to be
watching such data intently, while
gathering more of its own.
On good authority it was indicated
that quick general action by industry
to shorten working hours for re-em-
ployment is not now expected by
Blue Eagle officials but within a rea-
sonable period voluntary cuts are
looked for from large individual
groups.
Plan To Shorten Hours
If not, the original idea that a flat
10 per cent reduction be required by
the government of all who cannot
show good cause to the contrary, may
be brought into play.
The present attitude is to put the
responsibility directly up to business.
Its spokesmen have urged upon
Hugh S. Johnson insistently their
view that if there is no compulsion
many industries will do the thing
handsomely. With his own belief that
the initiative should be on the part
of industry, Johnson has found it
easy to leave direct action to private
interests for a time.
While Johnson's aides are going
beyond present conditions to gain
data on how many more men industry
could possibly employ - "and if not,1
why not," in the words of the NRA
administrator - the allied commerce;
department concentrated on past sta-
tistics.
It noted slight declines in em-
ployment in non-manufacturing in-
dustry between the middle of Jan-
uary and the middle of February as
offsetting but a small proportion of
the "marked gain in factory employ-,
ment." The actual gain, it added,
"reversed the downward trend which
had extended over a period of four
months."
Property Basis
Of Eligibility In
Vote On Bonds

Heavy Flood Derails Train In Wisconsin; Three Killed

Engineers Will School Isn 't Worth
Prepare Plans Effort, Says All A
SIDiad'ess Doy "1"a
F DCOLUMBUS, O April 5-(/P

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5.

Program To Be Held In
Connection With Spring
Homecoming Exercises
In order to acquaint fathers with
the institution to which they have
sent their sons, students in the Col-
lege of Engineering are planning a
"Dad's Day," to be held in connec-
tion with Spring Homecoming activi-
ties.
A committee has been appointed by
the Engineering Council to investi-
gate the possibilities of staging the
event and to make arrangements in
case it is decided upon.'
The plan, as outlined by Robert
Thorne, '35, chairman of the com-
mittee, is that all engineering stu-
dents are to invite their fathers to
attend classes with them on Friday
and Saturday, May 11 and 12.
The invitation would also extend
to other male relatives and friends
who are interested in getting first-
hand information of classroom and
shop methods in the college. Gen-
eral open house and programs are
also being planned to entertain the
guests.
Although the "Dad's Day" cele-
bration has not been definitely de-
cided upon, Thorne said all those
to whom he has presented the idea
are enthusiastic about it.
Dean Alfred H. Lovell and many
instructors are among those who
have indicated their support for it.

Ray Fine, a former Michigan stu-
dent now at Ohio State, decided re-
cently that school wasn't worth the
effort, and then went about to prove
it.
He obtained testimonials from his
professors to the effect that, before
finals, his average grade in each
course was "A." Then he informed
his instructors that he was leaving
school. As a result, he received all
"E" grades on the grounds of ab-
sence.
Fine, who is a columnist on the
Ohio State Lantern, a school of jour-.
nalism publication, does not believe
that he will ever flunk out again.
Art Association To
See Toledo Museum
The Ann Arbor Art Association is
sponsoring a trip on Wednesday,
April 11, to the Toledo Art Museum
for those students and faculty mem-
bers remaining in Ann Arbor over the
vacation period! A special talk on the
European branch of the Carnegie In-
ternational Exhibition will be given
at the museum.
Chartered busses will leaverAnn
Arbor at 9:15 a.m. and will return
about 5 p.m. The transportation will
cost $1.70.
Anyone interested in the trip should
make his reservation by calling
Arthur Shepard at 2-2434 before
Monday as the busses must be char-
tered by that time.

'Rumors State
Abbott To Quit
Federal Post
Resignation Was Expected
Long Ago In Accordance
With President's Wish
DETROIT, April 5-() -Authen-
ticated reports from Washington con-
tinue to forecast the resignation,
within the near future, of Horatio J.
Abbott from the Democratic national
committee.
The committeeman, who is collec-
tor of internal revenue for Michigan,
was expected to resign several months
ago in compliance with the order of
President Roosevelt that all party of-
ficers holding federal positions re-
tire either from party office or their
federal contracts.
Abbott, according to reports, was
asked to quit the committee by Post-
master General James A. Farley, but
went to his own government superior,
Henry Morgenthau, Jr., and was told,
reports say, that he did not have to
resign.
Now the definite report comes from
Washington that Abbott is ready to
resign, providing he can name a suc-
cessor. He has been insistent on the
appointment -of Walter I. McKenzie,
as United States attorney, and W. Al-
fred Debo, commissioner of pardons
and paroles, as collector of customs.
It is understood that Abbott would
like to have his fellow townsman,
George J. Burke, of Ann Arbor, as
his successor on the national com-
mittee.

-Associated Press Photo
Flood waters that swept over a large area of western Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota took nine lives
and caused heavy property losses. A washout sent this train into a ditch near Hudson, Wis., causing the
pile-up shown and killing three trainmen.,

Three Nations
Plan-Economic
Trade Accords
Italy, Austria, Hungary To
Formulate Details Under
Their Leaders
ROME, April 5- (P) - Economic
experts of Italy, Austria, and Hun-
gary met today to work out details
of two economic protocols agreed
upon March 17 by Benito Mussolini,
Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss of Aus-
tria and Hungary's premier, Julius
Goemboes.
Their work must be completed by
May 15 when the accords are to be
signed.
Improvement in the commercial
situation in Austria and Hungary-
particularly. to strengthen the inde-
pendence of Austria -is the funda-
mental design of the two agreements.
The experts must reach a conclu-
sion on details with reference to gen-
eral principles agreed to by the three
premiers. These are:
1. The commercial accords now ex-
isting among the three countries are
to be widened and new treaties con-
cluded by May 15.
2. Italy and Austria will agree to
buy more wheat from Hungary. Italy
in fact will be in good position to do
so, since her crop this year will be
smaller than last.
3. Bilateral accords wil be signed
to increase transit traffic through the
Adriatic ports of Fiume and Trieste.
On his way back to Vienna March 17,
Dollfuss inspected Trieste, once the
chief port of the Austro-Hungarian
empire.
4. Italy and Austria are to work
out a system of preferential tariffs to
favor as large a number of Austrian
manufactured products as possible.
5. Agreements are to be negotiated
between Austrian and Italian pro-
ducers in certain lines.
When the conventions are com-
pleted it is probable other nations-
particularly Czechoslovakia. Ruman-
ia, Yugoslavia and Germany-will
be invited to join. This is the fun-
damental idea of Il Duce's Danubian
plan announced last autumn.
When the negotiations that began
today are completed, the Italian, Aus-
trian, and Hungarian governments
will name a permanent commission
of three experts to study the develop-
ment of commercial relations among
the three.
violin Master

Insull Works On Memoir Notes
Of Spectacular Grecian Flight

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 5. - (R)
-Samuel Insull spent today writing
notes for his memoirs so the world
will have his side of a spectacular
story.
Sitting under guard in a hospital
ward, he jotted memoranda of his
desperate set flight from American
authorities.
The Turkish government, which
stopped the flight unceremoniously,
sought to sweep away the last legal
cobwebs and have him ready for the
United States when it comes to get
him.
Protest Examined
Public Prosecutor Kena announced
that Istanbul legal authorities were
examining the new protest lodged by
lawyers against Insull's arrest. He
reaffirmed that the penal tribunal
had definitely rejected a petition for
an appeal.
During tlhe night, the travel-weary
Chicagoan .received word from his
London agents that an additional
$10,000 had been made available for
his use in continuing the last-ditch1
struggle against extradition to the
United States.
Cheered by the message Insull spent
Wednesday evening writing letters
and making notes for his memoirs.
He remained under guard in a hos-

pital ward while extra police were as-
signed to scatter throngs of curious
outside.
As if his own troubles were not
enough, Insull received several letters
today from persons seeking monetary
aid. Others wrote expressing sym-
pathy for him in his fight to avoid
trial in Illinois on larceny and fraud
charges in connection with the fail-
ure of his holdings.
Insull's Turkish lawyer announced
he would go to Eskishehir probably
tonight to present personally a new
appeal before the court of cassation.
Appeal Impossible
However, in addition to the state-
ment of Public Prosecutor Kena that
the penal tribunal had finally done
away with all possibility of an appeal,
many competent jurists held that the
Insull case does not qualify for ap-
peal.
American authorities, confident
that Insull will be available when
agents arrive to return him, were re-,
ported considering placing him
aboard the American ship S.S. Execu-
tive which leaves here Tuesday or the
S.S. Excelsior, scheduled to depart
April 24.

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NON-FICTION
INCLUDING BIOGRAPHY, TRAVEL, POLITICS, ETC.
Regularly Priced from $2.50 to $5.00

Now $100

per Book

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State Street

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Attorney-General's Ruling
Restricts Franchise To
Property Owners
A communication to County Clerk
Harry H. Atwell yesterday revealed
the attorney general's opinion that
only electors owning personal prop-
erty or real estate will be eligible to
cast votes in the special referendum
on the governor's proposal for a $37,-
874,458 bond issue for public works.
The referendum, to be held April
30, will decide upon the so-called
"insurrection bill," designed to relieve
the welfare situation. The measure
must be ratified by popular vote be-
fore it can be effective.
The two requirements for eligibility
to vote were given by the attorney
general a's follows:
"Persons owning real estate in fee
or persons purchasing real estate upon
a land contract which is in full force
and effect may vote if they are owners
of real property at the time of the
election and such property is on the
assessment role.
"Persons owning personal property
or purchasing property on conditional
sales contracts if such property is
on the assessment roll and they are
the owners at the time of the elec-
tion."
Each partner in any partnership
that owns property on the assessment
roll is eligible, though the property
is not assessed to all of the partners,
according to the opinion.
The necesito nf nrnvina nunerhin

Is Soloist On
Radio Program
Mischa Elman, world renowned
violin virtuoso, will be the last of the
distinguished soloists to be heard in
the Cadillac Concert series this season
at 6 p.m. Sunday over the NBC. Ar-
nold Schoenberg, renowned composer
and conductor, will direct the orches-
tra, with Rose Bampton, Metropolitan
Opera contralto, as assisting soloist.
In his radio program, Mr. Elman
has chosen selections which have long
been favorites among his concert au-
diences. Ee will begin the concert
with Max Bruch's First Movement
of the "D Minor Violin Concerto." The
latter half of the program will be
heard in the exquisite "Melodie" of
Tschaikovsky, a "Polonaise" by Wien-
iawski, and a "Gavotte" of Gossec.
Mr. Schoenberg has chosen to direct
the orchestra in the andante move-
ment of Mahler's "Second Sym-
phony," and excerpts from the much-
discussed "Gurrelieder" which Mr.

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