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We're Sticking To Cappn ...
The S.C.A. Breaks A Precedent.
Plizz -- Off The Grass ,. .




T"he Weather
Increasing cloudiness Wed-
nesday followed by showers at
night. Thursday clear and cool.



Perjury Trial
Is Demanded
For Dr. Wirt
Conflicting Testimony Of
Educator And Guests At
Dinner Arouse Action a
Early Adjournment
Of Congress Likely
Senate Sends Tax Bill To
House In Move To End
Disagreement On Act
WASHINGTON, April 17. - ()
- "There is no reason why the
district attorney and the grand
jury should't be able to take no-
tice of this case," Rep. Alfred L.
$ulwinkle, chairian of the House
investigating committee, said to-
day while commenting that the
committee could not "prosecute
Dr. William A. Wirt for perjury."
Rep. Andrew L. Sommers, New
York Democrat, said, however,
that if the House committee did
not move to call Dr. Wirt's con-
flicting testimony to the attention
of the district attorney he would.
House leaders indicated they do
not favor any further stepeinthe
WASHINGTON,' April 17. - (P)-
Congress swung into a quickstep to-
ward adjournment today amidst a
general denial from the six persons
Dr. William A. Wirt had charged with
talking revolution that they did any-
thing more than listen to a monologue
from the Gary, Ind. teacher at the
dinner party he described. ,
There was laughter in the House
hearing room now and then as Miss
Alice Barrows of the Interior Depart-
ment, the hostess at the Virginia
party at which Wirt had said he had
heard the President described as only
the Kerensky of the revolution, said
her professional guest had conducted
a monologue on dollar devaluation
which had prevented any of the others
from talking.
Others Back Statement
The other guests, four other govern-
ment employees and a newspaperman,
agreed with Miss Barrows' description
of the party as one that had not been
particularly entertaining.
But while the testimony went for-
ward and the Democratic majority
on the committee pointed to a quick
report that the Wirt charges had not
been sustained, there was a decidedly
vocal Republican minority that de-
manded a further inquiry to hear Sec-
retarys Wallace and Ickes, assistant
Secretary Rexford G. Tugwell of agri-
culture and various other government
officials whose names have been
brought into the Wirt inquiry.
Charge Fund Diversion
Among the charges voiced by Rep-
resentative McGugin (Rep., Kans.).
one of this minority; was that Secre-
tary Ickes, Harry Hopkins, the relief
administrator, and officials of the
Tennessee valley authority had ille-
gally diverted government funds. He
did not go into detail, Chairman Bul-
winkle of the investigating committee
ruled that the question was not be-
fore the committee.
In the preparation for an early
adjournment, the Senate sent the tax
bill to the House as a move to have
conferees smooth out the many dif-
ferences between the House and Sen-
ate versions of the bill and work went
ahead on the stock and commodity
exchange regulation measures.
Aviation Study Begun
A special War Department commit-
tee began a study of army aviation;
efforts were made in the Senate to

hasten enactment of an airmail bill
to carry out President Roosevelt's
recommendations, and the Senate air-
mail investigating committee refused
to call witnesses to tell about the ques-
tioning of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh
by justice department officials.
The two sides of the McCleod bank
deposit payoff bill were put before
the President by Representative Mc-
Cleod (Rep., Mich.), and Chairman
Jesse Jones of the Reconstruction
Want Federal Silver
House silver advocates filed a pe-
tition for consideration of the Fei-
singer bill for government purchase
of the metal.
Dr. J. W. T. Duvel, head of the
grain futures administration, said the
department did not file the Arthur W.
Cutten grain dealing charges to influ-
ence commodity control legislation.
President Roosevelt was described
at the Capitol as not opposed to set-
ting up a special commission to reg-
ulate stock exchanges.
Justice Peyton Gordon in district
of Columbia Supreme Court refused
to direct the acauittal of Bishop

Union Opera Ticket Sale Heavy;
Name Friday As Formal Night

Advance sale of tickets to the six
performances of the 25th annual
Union Opera, "With Banners Flying,"
is much greater than was anticipated,
according to tabulations made yester-
The sale of reserved seats at the side
desk in the Union will be closed
Thursday and following this they will
be distributed at the box office in the
Whitney Theatre, where the produc-
tion will open Tuesday, April 24.
Allan McCombs, '35, ticket chair-
man, urged all special groups to com-
plete arrangements for blocs of seats
by tomorrow night. A number of these
have been reserved by fraternities and
sororities, but unless secured by to-
morrow will be put back on general
All tickets are being sold at the
side desk of the Union only.
Further announcements regarding
the running of the show include the
setting aside of Friday night's per-
formance as Formal Night. At this

time, in keeping with the tradition
established 27 years ago at the per-
formances of "Michigenda," the first
Union Opera, all patrons will attend
in evening dress.
In addition, due to the coincidence
of this night with the annual Military
Ball, the performance will also be
military night and members of the
Reserve Officers Training Corps will
attend in dress uniforms.
Col. Frederick C. Rogers, head of
the military science department, ac-
cepted the special invitation on be-
half of the department and members
of the Military Ball committee.
Opera officials said that any per-
sons wishing to attend both the Opera
and Military Ball on this night will be
able to do so, as the intermissions are
being shortened. In order to obtain a
choice of seats at the Opera for this
night early application was urged by
them, as this is expected to be one of
the most popular and colorful nights
of the Opera's run.

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Halls To Have
New Director
Former Head Is Granted
Leave For Six Months
To Regain Health
Ellen B. Stevenson, business man-
ager of dormitories for the University,
will assume, for the rest of the sd-
mester, the position of director of
Mosher-Jordan Halls, left vacant by
the illness of Kathleen Hamm.
Miss Hamm has been granted a six-+
months leave.
Before the present system of unit
controls of dormitories was inaugu-
rated Miss Stevenson was an instruc-
tor in the geology department and
assistant to Dean Alice C. Lloyd.
Miss Hamm, besides acting as di-
rector of Mosher-Jordan Halls, has
been University dietician, but no one
will take her place at this post as
assistants residing in the dormitories
will buy for their individual units.
General supervision of food costs will
be made by Miss Stevenson.
Before becoming University dieti-
cian under Miss Stevenson, Miss
Hamm was business manager of Bet-
sy Barbour House.
She has returned to her home in
Kansas and will remain there until
September, when it is expected that
she will be able..to resume her work
Student Leaves
Hone Because
Of Poor Grade
Max R. Frisinger, '35, a member of
Delta Sigma Pi fraternity and son of
Rolla N. Frisinger, president of Lewis
and Frisinger Co. here, was missing
from his home last night.
Late yesterday afternoon Frisinger
sent a small boy to his father's home
at 1610 Brooklyn Ave. with a message
to the effect that he was leaving home
for good. The note disclosed no rea-
son for his action.
Frisinger's parents are of the opin-
ion that his action was caused by his
University grades last semester. They
said that he received A in every
course but one, and in this received
a C after having spent an unusual
amount of time on it. He was doing
well in his school work this semester,
as far as is known. They think that
he may attempt to go to Europe, as
he had planned a trip there this

British Budget
Omits Mention
Of Debts Owed
Chancellor Proposes To
Make No Provision For
Payments To America
LONDON ,April 17. - () - A "sun-
shine" budget, granting all classes of
Britons - government workers, mo-
torists, income tax payers, and the
unemployed - $145,500,000 in bene-
fits, but not providing for American
debt payments, was given Parliament
this afternoon by Chancellor of the
Exchequer Neville Chamberlain.
His approximate 10 per cent reduc-
tion in the income tax, 25 per cent
slash in the auto horsepower tax, res-
toration of the "dole" and re-institu-
tion of half the pay cuts of govern-
ment employees enabled him to pro-
duce another safe and sound state-
ment of national accounts for 1934-
It. was a budget without sensation
and was carefully framed to maintain
the upward trend of Great Britain's
prosperity. His premise was that the
surplus in the year just ending -ag-
gregating £39,000,000 or $200,000,000
- "must in justice be devoted to re-
lieving those classes who suffered
when the crisis was acute."
The chancellor said he proposed to
make no provision for the payment
of war debts to the United States or
the receipts of war debts from Great
Britain's debtors.
He was applauded when he said, in
"Neither last year nor the year be-
fore did I make any provision for the
payment of the war debt to America,
nor for the receipt of war debts or
reparations by ourselves. In the ab-
sence of any further development, I
propose to follow precisely the same
line this year."
Bursley Is Confined
In Florida Hospital
Gilbert E. Bursley, '34, president
of the Undergraduate Council, is con-
fined to Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft.
Myers, Fla., and will be unable to re-
turn to Ann Arbor for about two
Bursley drove to Florida April 7
with Grace Mayer, '34, Catherine Mc-
Henry, '34, Thomas Connellan, '34,
and W. Grafton Sharp, '34, for a
houseparty at the home of Miss
Mayer's mother in Ft. Myers.
Doctors at the hospital expressed
the belief that Bursley will be able
to start home about May 1.

Japan Assails
Assistance Of
U.S. In China
Hirota Studies Manifesto
Protesting Help Given
Air, Military Forces
Document Designed
To Maintain Peace
Financial Aid Will Bring
About Political Results,
Japanese Say
TOKYO, April 17. - () -A mani-
festo setting forth Japan's responsi-
bility to maintain peace in East Asia
and objecting to the efforts of other
nations, including the United States,
to help Chinese ail and military forces
was studied today by foreign minister
Koki Hirota.
A draft of the ,document, called a
"restatement and clarification" of the
Japanese, policy toward China and
designed to outlir e Chinese relations
with other powers so as not to jeopar-
dize peace, was sent to the foreign of-
fice for approval.
Subsequently it. will be communi-
cated to the Japanese minister in
Nanking and Japanese ambassadors
in Washington and other capitals to
serve as a basis for explanations.
The draft was shown to an Asso-
ciated Press representative by a high
official who declared that "history
shows that technical or financial aid
to China almost inevitably becomes
military or political, in which event
Japan must object."
He declined to answer a question as
to how this would effect the sales of
American airplane manufacturers to
China, Washington's cotton and
wheat loan to Chiia, or the activities
of Americans . in helping establish
Chinese air routes and training Chi-
nese aviators.
Col. Roosevelt
Says New Deal
Is Un-American
Believes NRA Has Adopted
Attitude Of 'Militaristic
NEW YORK, April 17. - (') -Pres-
ident Roosevelt's "New Deal" regime
tonight was denounced as "reaction-
ary and un-American" by his distant
cousin, Col. Theodore Roosevelt, in a
speech which accused the Administra-
tion of violating constitutional lib-
erties "to an extraordinary degree."
Col. Roosevelt assailed the NRA as
having adopted an attitude of "Mili-
taristic Prussianism."
"It is a bullying, bulldozing frame
of mind that is foreign to anything
our ancestors would have permitted,"
he declared.
The New Deal, he said, is not new
but is "the old deal, older than time,
the deal from which we have been
rising through years of struggle."
Points To Constitution Violations
Speaking at his inauguration as
president of the National Republican
Club, Col. Roosevelt accused the gov-
ernment of violating the Constitu-
tional provision that every man shall
have his day in court by cancelling
the airmail contracts without hear-
ing; he declared an effort had been
made to stifle free speech and to
throttle the press.
As a "striking example," he said

that when Col. Charles A. Lindbergh
recently protested against cancella-
tion of the airmail contracts "a de-
liberate and concerted attempt was
set on foot to discredit him in the
eyes of the public by trying to show
that he was a publicity-seeker and by
endeavoring to prove that his motives
were base in that he had profited to
an undue extent by his connection
with the development of the air serv-
Says Free Press Is Important
"Equally important with free
speech," he continued, "is a free un-
censored press.
"Any regulation which vests in the
government the power either to put a
newspaper out of existence by cir-
cumscribing its rights or by clamp-
ing down on its regulations witl
which it cannot comply, potentially
violates the freedom of the press.
"The actions of the NRA have come
perilously close to creating such a
condition, and would have done so,
had it not been for the courageous
attitude of a large proportion of our
press in this country. Even now the
danger is not past."

May Festival
To Open With
Rosa Ponselle

Guila Bustabo To
Be Heard Thursday
'The Song Of Peace' By
Heger Will Be Given For
First Time In America
Musical numbers of unusual inter-
est and attraction as well as the cele-
brated artists who will perform them
feature the six programs of the forty-
first annual May Festival, which will
take place May 9, 10, 11, and 12 in
Hill Auditorium.
Two of the more colorful artists are
Lucrezia Bori and Rosa Ponselle, both
leading soprano stars of the Metro-
politan Opera Company of New York
and world renowned musical figures.
These two artists will be the stellar at-
traction at the Wednesday and Friday
evening 'concerts, Miss Ponselle ap-
pearing at the former and Miss Bori
at the latter. Each will sing three
times in the course of the evening, of-
fering some of the favorite solos in
which they have made such spectac-
ular operatic successes.
Guila Bustabo To Play
Among the other performers who
will appear in miscellaneous concerts
are Guila Bustabo, young American
violinist, whose recent outstanding
performances with great American or-
chestras and in recitals has attracted
wide attention. She will appear in the
Friday afternoon program.
Mischa Levitzki, distinguished pian-
ist, is an American citizen who was
born in Russia. He now ranks as one
of the world's outstanding piano vir-
tuosi and is at the height of his
artistic powers. Still in his thirties,
Levitzki has reached artistic maturity,
but is sufficiently youthful to be ag-
gressively musical. He will be heard
in the second half of the Thursday
evening program.
Soloists Will Be Starred
Distinguished soloists will also ap-
pear in the choral works which will
be provided. In the first half of the
Thursday evening program, the ma-
jor portion of Haydn's "Seasons" will
be sung. The soloists appearing in this
program include Jeanette Vreeland,
soprano, Paul Althouse, tenor, and
Chase Baromeo, bass. All three are
American artists who have won places
in the front rank of singers.
The same trio, with the addition of
Coe Glade, contralto, will be heard a
second time Saturday night when the
first American performance of Robert
Heger's great choral work, "The Song
of Peace," will be given. This work,
written originally in German, has
been specially arranged in English by
Earl V. Moore, musical director of the
"Ninth Symphony" To Be Heard
At the Friday afternoon concert,
Beethoven's monumental "Ninth
Symphony" is to be heard. Miss Vree-
land and Miss Glade will take part as
will Arthur Hackett, tenor, and Theo-
dore Webb, baritone. Both of these
artists are well-known American per-
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
Frederick Stock, conductor, and Eric
DeLamarter, assistant conductor, will
participate during the entire Festival
week. This is the thirtieth successive
Festival performance of this organiza-
In addition to the choral offerings
of the Choral Union, the Young Peo-
ple's Festival Chorus of several hun-
dred school boys and girls, and the
Stanley Chorus of University women's
voices will also be heard.

May Prosecute
Cultists Under
Federal Laws
Charges Of Syndicalism Or
Anarchism Brought By
Girl 'Student'

DETROIT, April 17--Informationt
on the operation of the "voodoo" cult
here was submitted Tuesday by Assis-
tant Prosecutor George B. Schudlichf
to the United States Department of .
Justice to determine whether the 12
men and four women, all Negroes,
held in connection with a raid on the9
University of Islam, may be prose-
cuted under Federal statutes.
Schudlich's action followed the
statement of a 14-year-old girl who,
was arrested Tuesday with three men,1
said to be members of the Cult of
She declared that at the "Univer-
sity" the American flag was de-
nounced and the students were taught
that the only true flag is that of Is-
lam. Such practices might be con-;
strued as syndicalism or anarchism,
Schudlich said.
The men arrested Tuesday were
Elizah Mohammed, supreme investi-
gator for the Cult of Islam, Ocier
Zariff and Rollatt Mohammed. With
the four women and nine men ar-
rested Monday night in the raid at
3408 Hastings St., they were charged
with contributing to the delinquency
of minors.
Two students taken in the raid
and the girl arrested Tuesday were
held at the Juvenile Detention Home
and will be called as State witnesses
when the others appear Wednesday
morning on the delinquency charges.
The raid which opened the of-
fensive against the cult disclosed an
enrollment of 400 pupils at the school,
where, according to Schudlich, the
children were taught "voodoo" prac-
Attempts made by the Board of
Education to trace the children after
they were taken out of the public
schools was made difficult because
they were given Moslem names, ac-
cording to Archibald H. Henningan,
head of the truancy department of
the Board of Education.
Seniors Asked To File
Schedules In Room 4
Seniors have been asked by the
registrar's office to fill out blanks
with their courses and their in-
structors so that the office will be
able to notify the instructors which
final examinations to read first in
order to have the grades ready in
time for graduation.
The blanks should be turned in
at the registrar's office, Room 4,
University Hall, on or before

May Festival Artist

Distinguished Soloists
Sing Major Portion
Haydn's 'Seasons'


Invite 532
Marked Increase Is Noted
In Number Of Students
Asked This Year
Hutchins To Talk At
Annual Convocation
Parents Of Honor Students
Also Receive Invitations
To Exercises April 27

Special invitations to attend the
annual Honors Convocation exercises
to be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27,
in Hill Auditorium have been sent to
honor students and their parents. The
extension of the invitation to the
parents is an innovation this year.
Robert M. Hutchins, president of
the University of Chicago, will speak
at the exercises.
Included in the honor students
group, which will occupy the center
section of the main floor of the audi-
torium, are all seniors who rank in
the upper tenth of their class in
scholarship, sophomores and fresh-
men who have an average of half A
and half B, newly elected members of
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and
Tau Beta Pi, honorary fraternities,
and the recipients of scholarships,
fellowships, and special awards based
primarily on scholarship.
Although the enrollment of the Un-
iversity is slightly less now than it
was at this time last year, there has
been an increase in the number of
students in the honor group to 532
students, against 486 last year.
This fact may be due in part to a
few additional scholarships which
are included in the program this
year, notably the University Scholar-
ships in the Graduate School. The
increase in the number of freshmen
this year over last has also been cited
by John R. Wilson, University statis-
tician, as a possible reason why more
have attained the honor, since many
freshmen who make high averages
fail to continue their high records.
Students who did not receive invi-
tations may attend the convocation,
sitting in the side sections downstairs
and in the balcony.
Canon's Plea
For Directed
Verdict Denied

Bishop's Effort to Quash
Conspiracy Indietment
Is A Failure
WASHINGTON, April 17-(P)-
The defense of Bishop James Cannon,
Jr., was started late yesterday after
the churchman's counsel had failed
to obtain from Justice Peyton Gordon
a directed verdict of not guilty.
In seeking such an instruction to
the jury on the ground that the gov-
ernment had failed to prove its charge
of conspiracy to conceal certain 1928
campaign contributions, Robert H.
McNeill, chief of defense, shouted:
"I wouldn't want to convict the
mangiest yellow dog on the worst
street in Washington on such evi-
John J. Wilson, government prose-
cutor, demanded that the trial pro-
ceed and that the jury be left to de-
cide the guilt or innocence of the
bishop and his secretary, Miss Ada L.
Contributions from Edwin C. Jam-
ieson, New York business man, Wil-
son said, were made to the head-
quarters committee, anti-Smith Dem-
ocrats, operating in a campaign
throughout southern states to defeat
Alfred E. Smith for the presidency,
and that because they were made for
political work in more than one state
they should have been reported to the
clerk of the House of Representatives.
Dana To Speak On
Forestry Thursday
Dean S. T. Dana of the forestry
school will address students of the
literary college who are interested in
the future study of forestry at a
meeting to be held at 4:15 p.m. to-
morrow in 1025 Angell Hall.
This will be the second of a series
of meetings for literary college stu-
dents who may be interested in grad-

Much Debated NIRA Clause Is
Discussed In New Law Review

Will Present Historic Case At
Model Session Of League Here

Varying interpretations of the
much-discussed section 7(a) of the
National Industrial Recovery Act are
set forth and appraised in an article
by Emmett B. McNatt of the eco-
nomics department at Cornell Uni-
versity, published in the April issue
of the Michigan Law Review, which
appeared recently.
Other articles in the issue are "Seg-
regation of Residences of Negroes"
by Prof. Arthur T. Martin, of the
Ohio State University Law School
and "Minority Stockholders and the
Amendment of Corporate Charters"
by Edward O. Curran, research as-
sistant in the Law School here.

Since the suspension of the anti-
trust laws under the NIRA, the ad-
ministration has pointed toward a
legalizing of trade practices hitherto
held illegal. The chief consequences
of the act upon Labor will be "those
depending upon the express provi-
sions of Section 7(a) and the court
interpretations thereof," Mr. Mc-
Natt writes.
In spite of Labor's past experiences
of having the courts check the ad-
vances which the legislative branch
of the government has approved, Mr.
McNatt believes that "the liberal
tenor of the Supreme Court's lan-
guage in the Railway Labor Case,

As a special feature of the Model
Assembly of the League of Nations,
students from Wayne University are
staging a model session of the World
Court at 3 p.m. Friday in Natural
Science Auditorium.rThe case pre-
sented will be a verbatum report of
the S.S. Lotus caserbetween Turkey
and France, as it was submitted to
the Permanent Court of International
Justice in 1927.
The decision in the case is of in-
terest because of the importance of
the points decided. At the time the
case was submitted, it was the first
occasion upon which the Permanent
Court of International Justice was
called upon to deal with a pure ques-

'the captain of the Boz-Kourt were
tried by the Criminal Court of Stam-
boul for manslaughter (homicide par
imprudence). Both were sentenced
and heavily fined.
The French and Turkish govern-
ments consequently agreed to submit
the question of jurisdiction to the
Court of The Hague, the issue, as for-
mulated in the compromise of Octo-
ber 12, 1926, being in substance
whether Turkey, contrary to Article
15 of the Covenant of Lausanne, had
acted in conflict with the principles
of international law by instituting
joint criminal proceedings against
the two men. In the result, seven
judges held that the prosecution of

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