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Tonight's The Night At The
Whitney; Opening The Grab




Michigan's Football Men
To Take Limelight As
Practised Troupers

-Associated Press Photo
John Dillinger, public enemy No. 1,
who yesterday again successfully
evaded both Federal and state police
to make another sensational escape
from. justice. Two men were killed
and four wounded in the fray.

All roads will lead to the Whitney
Theatre tonight when "With Ban-
ners Flying," the 25th annual Union
Opera, has its premier performance.
Presentation of the show will take
place after nearly two and one-half
months of intensive rehearsal by
members of the cast and choruses.
Revival of the opera this year was
authorized by the Committee on The-
atre Policy and Practice Feb. 13, after
a lapse of four years in the tradition-
al productions.
This year's opera reverts to those
of the early days of its staging, when
it was essentially a campus produc-
tion with no aims at approximating
Broadway style.
It is a thorough satire of the Uni-
versity in 1934 and those in charge
have promised that, no matter what
students or faculty members may be,
they will find themselves "taken for
a ride" somewhere in the three acts.
The subtitle, "A Seriesof Burlesques
Michigana," gives evidence of this
nature of the opera.
75 Students In Opera
There are more than 75 students in
the opera, 25 in the cast and the rest
in the choruses.
One of the principal features, which
has attracted an unprecedented
amount of publicity in newspapers
and news reels throughout the na-
tion, is tie football choru s consisting.
of members of Michigan's 1933 cham-
pionship football team. "Whitey"
Wistert and "Chuck" Bernard, mem-
bers of the All-American team, Wil-
hard Hildebrand, Jack Heston, Louis
Westover, Russel Fuog, Russel Oli-
ver, Fred Petoskey, Stanley Fay, Ray
Fiske, and George Duffy, the latter
two managers, make up the group.
They are designated as a chorus of
beautiful stenographers, who sing and
Cram Has Lead
In the cast proper Stewart Cram
has the role of Ted Victor, the hero,
and Thomas Connellan is Claret Mo-
selle, the heroine. Others with prin-
cipal parts include George M. Tdd,
Austin Webb, Lowell Sarnes, Duane
Freeze, J. Gordon McDonald, Louis
Braudy, William Wagenseil, and Rob-
ert Wikle.
Donald Hutton, Carlton Mewborn,,
William Cutting, Frank Brennan,
William Dickert, George Spelvin, Jo-1
seph Kalom, Thomas Powers, and,
Donald Hutton complete the list ofi
cast members,
Milton Peterson, who was con-]
nected with former operas from 1922
through 1926, is the director of this
year's show. In addition to serving
as assistant director of the produc..
tions during the above years, Mr. Pe-
terson wrote "Tamborine," in 1925,
and "Front Page Stuff," in 1926. Both
were very successful, according to,
records. Yesterday Mr. Peterson said
that "With Banners Flying" will be
a good show and has rapidly become
a smooth-working unit after the in-
tensive rehearsals of last week-end.j
Waltz General Manager
Stanley G. Waltz, manager of the
Union, is serving as general manager
of the opera as well. Yesterday he
said that he is confident of a com-
plete sellout of tickets for the show.
They are being distributed at the
box office in the Whitney Theatre.
"There has been great co-operation
shown by all those interested in the
opera locally as well as others who
have had a part in those productions
of the past," Mr. Waltz continued.
He stressed the fact that it is largely
through the whole-hearted support
of these groups that this year's opera
has been made possible.
One of the features of opening
night will be the reunion dinner of
Mimes, honorary society of the opera.
At this time more than 50 alumni
members of the society, as well as
those active members initiated this
year, will gather at the Union for a

dinner and reunion. They will then
attend the show and sit in a special
peti 4nn of cp.oto ,arp ,aA pri fnr4hp nrnim,

Welfare Labor
Not To Receive
Chairman Of Commission
Says Workers' Demands
Won't Get Action
Six demands for higher wages is-
sued by a group of welfare workers
Saturday will receive no action, it
was announced yesterday by Everett
DeRyke, chairman of the county wel-
fare commission. All the welfare di-
visions are already paying a mini-
mum of 50 cents per hour except the
county road commission, which last
Friday raised their minimum wage
rate from 30 to 40 cents per hour,
and any further readjustment will
have to come from them, said Mr.
A meeting of the Washtenaw
County Relief Worker's Association, a
group of independent welfare work-
ers, was dispelled last night when a
disagreement occurred over the meet-
ing place. Ira Welch, Communist can-.
didate for Congress in1932 and leader
of the group, called a mass meeting
to be held next Saturday afternoon at
3:00 in West Park.
Charges Discrimination
Charges of discrimination because
of color, creed, or nationality, will
be handled by the commission if spe-
cific complaints are received, accord-
ing to the announcement.
"The meeting held at West Park
Saturday was not sponsored by any
legitimate organization and the Ann
Arbor Trades and Labor Council had
no part in the calling of the meeting,"
Harry A. Reifin, secretary of the
council said in a statement issued'
yesterday. "Please be advised that
there will be no meeting at the Labor
Temple of these workers as has been
reported Monday night."
"The Trades Council had already
taken action regarding the lowering
of the wages for common laborers in
Washtenaw County before this meet-
ing was called and will continue to
do everything in it power to see that
the wage scale is again raised to the
prevailing rate which is 50 cents per
Wages Are Increased
"It was through the efforts of our
committee and that of the Wash-
tenaw County Wage Rate Committee
that the county road commission
raised the wage rate for common la-
borers to 40 cents per hour after they
had reduced it to 30 cents, and we will
not rest until that rate is again placed
at the 50 cent level.
"One thing most of the workers do
not seem to understand is that the
fact that the hourly rate is raised
does not mean that the workers seek-
ing work relief will get more money.
It merely means that the wage stand-,
ards of the community will not be
lowered. There is only one way to
get more relief and that is to get
more money from the State, which
we are trying to do."
Indiana Loses
Four In New
Prison Break
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind., April 23.-
(M)-Four prisoners, three of them
serving life terms, escaped from the
Michigan City prison during the
week-end, prison officials revealed to-
Leland Phillips, 26 years old, serv-
ing a life term for murder, and Noah
Seals, serving a three-year sentence

CLEVELAND, April 23.--(A') -
Union labor and capital were dead-
locked in Cleveland and St. Louis to-
night in a test of strength involving
13,000 workers which held a possibili-
ty of national repercussion in two
major industries--motors and oil.
Expressing dissatisfaction with the
course pursued by the national Auto-
mobile Labor Board, half of the 8,000
employees of the Fisher Body Co. be-
gan their long-threatened strike here
this morning, joining 2,000 filling
station attendants who walked out a
week ago.
At St. Louis, 3,100 employees of
Chevrolet and Fisher. Body were on
strike, protesting refusal of the com-
panies to negotiate with the Feder-
ated Automobile Workers of America,
and to re-employ 118 workmen.
The labor board, refusing immedi-
ate comment on the Cleveland and
St. Louis situation, met this afternoon
to consider them. At the same time
the board took up strikes involving
1,900 workmen at three Toledo auto-
motive plants.
As more than 1,000 pickets snarled
traffic outside the Fisher plant here,
operations within were reported to be
at a standstill, despite the assertion
of L. R. Scafe, general manager, that
"we have not shut down." Strikers
said only foremen had ignored pick-
ets' challenges and proceeded within
the factory.
One woman was reported beaten in
minor clashes between pickets and
members of the afternoon shift of the
factory as 'strikers' tied to prevent
the workmen from entering the Fish-
er plant. Mounted police rode their
horses into a milling crowd of 6,000
repeatedly to maintain order. Only
a few employees went inside the fac-
tory, it was reported.
W oman Denies .
Plotting With
Bishop Cannon
Claims He Did Not Urge
Her To Delete Reports
hIAnti-Sniitm ight
WASHINGTON, April 23.-(Al)-
An emphatic denial that she had con-
spired with Bishop Jame Cannon,
Jr., to violate the Corrupt Practices
Act or that she had known of the
extent of contributions to him for the
1928 Anti-Smith campaign was put
before a jury in District of Columbia
Supreme Court today by Miss Ada L.
"Did Bishop Cannon ever, either
during or after the 1928 campaign,
suggest to you that you should fail
to report any money of the Jameson
contributions?" she was asked.
"No," was the reply.
Miss Burroughs said that she had
not heard of a telegram by the Bishop
to Jameson telling the latter how
to report the contributions until she
read about it in the newspapers.
Miss Burroughs, who went on the
witness stand in her defense after
the churchman had concluded his
testimony, said there were errors in
her report of loans made by Cannon
to the headquarters committee, Anti-
Smith Democrats and repaid by the
committee to him.
"I admit that I made an error in
not putting the names on these"loans
but I don't know why I did not,"
she testified. Asked about a long list
of unidentified loans she replied:
"It was an oversight I suppose.
Bishop Cannon was the only one who
was making any loans to the com-
Cannon finished his testimony at
noon, after saying all money he had
loaned out to the Anti-Smith cam-
paign organization had been repaid
and a little more - $16,837 loaned
and $16,913 repaid -which he said

he presumed was for interest.
Previously the prosecution had
brought from the churchman a state-
ment that he might have used money

Thinks World War
Inevitable Although
She Loves Peace
PHILADELPHIA, April 23.-With-
in two years the world will be plunged
into another great war from which
the United States will find it cannot
This prediction, comes from an ar-
dent advocate of peace, a young wom-
an who is an exchange student at
Temple University and who has dedi-
cated her life to the cause of inter-
national amity.
She is Vera Dudychova of Litomysl,
Czechoslovakia, who came here from
Masaryk University at Brno to study
conditions in this ceountry with a view
to applying the knowledge thus
gained to promoting world peace.
"The world undoubtedly is headed
for another war," she said. "In this
new war Adolf Hitler and Naziism
will figure conspicuously. One after
another of the nations of Europe will
be drawn into the conflict, and you in
America, too, will' be forced to take
part, despite your fancied isolation."
However, Miss Dudychova believes
Hitler is too wise and too much a
diplomat to become the instigator of
"Because Germany is believed guil-
ty of the last war,' she said, "Hitler
will not make the first move. But
once a war breaks out, Germany will
take a leading part. It may be start-
ed by a combination of Germany and
Italy but not by Germany alone.
"The tremendous growth in Ger-
many's population will prompt the
nation to fight for expansion and
bring demands from Hitler for a re-
vision of the Versailles Treaty."
Senate Favor
Bestowed On.
Birth Control
Other Legislation Is Given
Consideration By Joint
WASHINGTON, April 23. -(P) -
The Senate Judiciary Committee to-
day approved the Hastings Bill to
permit the circulation of birth con-
trol literature for use by physicians,
hospitals, medical colleges and drug-
The measure, introduced by Sen-
ator Daniel O. Hastings, (Rep., Del.),
had been the subject of long hearings
and controversy. No record vote was
taken but it was announced that+
Chairman Henry F. Ashurst, (Dem;,1
Ariz.), and Senators Hubert D. Steph-
ens, (Dem., Miss.), and Patrick A.1
Arran, (Dem., Nev.), opposed a favor-
able report.
Consider Sugar Bill
House and Senate conferees today;
agreed upon provisions of the Jones-
Costigan sugar control bill, with only
minor changes in the measure as it
passed the Senate.
House members agreed to the Sen-
ate change which provides for the
regulation and limitation of child
labor in sugar production, rather
than permissive elimination as set
forth in the House bill. The Senate
in turn reced d in its amendment to
strike out minimum wage provisions
in contracts between growers and
field workers and growers and pro-
cessor and agreed to the inclusion of
the minimum wage provision.
An attempt will be made, party
leaders said, to send the bill to the
White House by tomorrow night.
Airmail Bids Come Up

A move took shape in the House
today to have the Postoffice Depart-
ment throw out all the airmail bids
it opened last week and call for new
ones in conformity with the legisla-
tion that has been drawn to meet the
expressed wishes of President Roose-
The House Postoffice Committee
gave its approval to the new measure
calling for one year contracts pend-
ing the formulation by a special com-
mission of an air policy.
In the Senate, debate went forward
on the Black-McKellar airmail bill
with Republicans assailing the pro-
posal for a commission and demand-
ing the restoration of cancelled mail
But Let's Get Down To
Real Cases, Pro fessdr
COLUMBUS, April 23. -Is love
In future years will the tender emo-
tion pass away, with the advent of
wider teaching in psychology? Dr.

War Protest
Meeting Will
Be Held Here
Conference Expected To
Attract More Than 300
Nash, Eby, Cole To
Give Pacifist Talks
Symposiums To Be Held
May 4 And 5; To Plan
Future Program
More than 300 university and high
school students from all parts of the
State are expected to attend the
Michigan Anti-War Conference Fri-
day and Saturday May 4 and 5, ac-
cording to Gordon B. Halstead, Grad.,
chairman of arrangements.
The purpose of the conference "is
to express the student mind on war,
and militarism and to develop an ef-
fective program of action. It not only
will seek to crystallize student
thought on the race for armaments,
the menace of fascism, militarism
in education and dollar imperialism,
but will set up a program of action en-
listing students actively in a mass
struggle against war," conference'
leaders say.''
First Meeting, 'Why Wa?'
The first meeting of the conference
will be held at 8 p.m., May 4, at the
Natural Science Auditorium. The title1
of this symposium is "Why War?"'
Mrs. Alfred Lee Klaer will preside as
chairman. Principal speakers will bei
Philip Nash, president of Toledo Uni-
versity, Kermit Eby, instructor in the
Ann Arbor High School, and Prof.
L. E. Cole, of Oberlin College. The1
latter part of the session will be re-i
served for an open discussion from
the floor.
The second meeting at 9:30 a.m. l
Saturday will be concerned with the,
"Preparations of Resolutions and;
Programs of Action." All the dele-
gates will be expected at this time to
affiliate themselves with one of the
following four commissions: "Militar-
ism in Education," "Imperialism and
War," "Fascism and War," and
"Mounting Armaments and War Pre-
vention." There will be separate com-
missions for the high school and col-
lege delegates.1
To Hear Reports
The final meeting of the conference
will be held at 3 p. m. Saturday. In-
cluded in this session will be the
reports of the commissions, discussion
of the reports and adoption of some
of them, and an election of a con-
tinuation organization. Dr. Frederick
Fisher, pastor of the First Methodist
Episcopal Church, and Dr. William
Weinstone, of the American League
Against War and Militarism, will1
speak. The closing address of the con-
ference will be delivered by Tucker
Smith, director of Brookwood Labor
Halstead said last night that be-
ginning Wednesday the local group
will meet every day at 5 p.m. until
the first session of te conference.
All students and faculty members are
invited to attend.
The winner of the first prize of $30
for the best poster will be announced
at the first session on Friday. Some
of the posters are now on exhibition
in campus stores. The winner will
probably have his poster published by
the World Peace Ways group, a na-
tional organization, it was announced.,
200 Flee Death
In Tube Train

Fire At Newark
NEWARK, N. J., April 23.-(P)_-_
Fire, apparently starting from a short
circuit on a train pulling out for
New York, today spread to the plat-
forms and destroyed the train sheds
of the Park Place station of the Hud-
son & Manhattan Railroad, the trains
of which run through the Hudson
More than 200 passengers in the
train escaped without injury. There
was little confusion as a huge crowd
gathered in Military Park to watch
the fire.
A traffic tieup halted the flow of
thousands of commuters from New
York and Newark.
Outgoing passengers were taken to
the Market Street Station of the
Pennsylvania Railroad, parent cor-
poration, and to New York from
there. Incoming passengers were un-
loaded at Manhattan Transfer.
The fire started in one of the for-
ward cars. Flames shot out and un-



Speedy Action In
War On Dilli nger

Stanley Chorus
To Participate
In May Festival
Organization Is Named In
Honor Of Albert Stanley,
Founder Of Event
Among the choral units participat-
ing in the May Festival, May 9, 10, 11,
and 12, is the Stanley Chorus, made
up of women students of the Univer-
sity. This chorus is the outgrowth of
the Girls' Glee Club, which during
the past several seasons has departed
considerably from the traditional glee
club programs and has devoted itself
to the performance of more serious
The chorus has adopted its name
in honor of Albert A. Stanley, founder
of the May Festival, and former music
director of the University MusicrSo-
ciety and professor of music here.
The Stanley Chorus is composed of
40 or 50 young women, who have
been trained by Margaret Martin-
dale, assistant in the School of Mu-
sic. For their initial Festival per-
formance, they will sing "By the
Rivers of Babylon" by Loeffler. This
will be given at the Friday afternoon
concert, under the baton of Eric De-
Lamarter, with orchestral accompan-
iment from the Chicago Symphony
In this same program, The Young
People's Festival Chorus of betweenl
400 and 500 members of Ann Arbor
schools will be heard on two occa-
sions, singing a group of songs and :
also an interesting cantata by Gran-I
ville English entitled "The UglyL
This group was organized in 19134
and since that time has been an an-{
nual feature of the Festival concerts.
Until 1919 it was trained by Florence
Potter, instructor in public school
music and supervisor of music in the
Ann Arbor schools. The Festival per-f
formances at the time were under the
direction of Dr. Stanley. At the Fes-
tival of 1920, Russell Carter con-
ducted the chorus while George Os-
car Bowen conducted the perform-
ances at the next three Festivals. In
1925 and for the two years following
Joseph E. Maddy was in charge, while3
since 1928, Juva Higbee has held theE
House Block s
McLeod Bill In
Stormy Battle'
Rep. Beedy Claims Bill Is
Irregular;Will Circulate'
Another Petition
WASHINGTON, April 23.- (') -
A determined House bloc tonight re-
fused to take no for an answer on
bank depositors' relief legislation and
sought support for a new petition un-
der which they hoped to force a rec-
ord vote by May 14.
It acted after a stormy two-hour
battle during which the forces work-
ing for the McLeod bill were repeat-
edly turned back. The McLeod mea-
sure would authorize the government
to free the frozen assets of closed
banks and pay off the claims.-
Rep. Beedy (Rep., Maine) led the
effort to bring the legislation before
the House with a resolution contend-
ing the House banking committee
had reported it irregularly. He told
the House the bill never was read be-
fore the committee membership, as

required, and he cited other alleged
In a lengthy ruling, Speaker Rainey
upheld Beedy's view that the question
was properly raised, but refused to
sustain the Maine representative's
contention that the committee pro-
ceedings were irregular.
Macon To Prepare
For War Maneuvers

Insists Congress Hurry Up
Federal Anti - Criminal
Posse Hunts Bandit
After New Killings
Two Dead, Four Wounded
As Gang Shoots Way Out
Of Police Trap
WASHINGTON, April 23.--(A)
-The murder of a Federal Agent
by John Dillinger in his latest
battle with authorities prompted
President Roosevelt today to in-
sist Congress speed up anti-crime
Chairman Hatton W. Summers,
of the House Judiciary Conutilt-
tee, conferred with the President
and announced the crime legisla-
tion would be taken up tomorrow
and probably approved by his
One of the bills makes it a
Federal offense to kill a Federal
officer. Another gives the Federal
Government power to trail crim-
inals who cross state lines in an
effort to escape.
Mr. Summers blamed laxity of
local officials for the outbreak of
MERCER, Wis., April 23.-()--
John Dillinger was somewhere in the
wilderness of Northern Wisconsin t6-
night, a grim posse hard on his heels
after he had blazed his way out of a
police trap leaving two dead and four
He had vanished out of a be-
leaguered Wisconsin resort last night,
with his quick firing first lieutenant,
John Hamilton, and five of his out-
law band, after he had taken posses-
sion of the place and mounted a ma-
chine gun to repel invaders.
Tonight, this northwoods section
was in the grip of a blizzard, with
hard-driving snow hampering the
government men and lo~cal officers in
their relentless pursuit of the arch
criminal of the times.
May Have Split Gang
Apparently the Dillinger gang split
after the deadly gun battle, but offi-
cials felt sure, in spite of conflicting
reports received from various sections
of the countryside, that Dillinger was
in this section, and there was no let-
up in the search for the outlaw whose
exploits have become fabled.
Hours later, detectives at a St. Paul
suburb traded fusillades of rifle fire
with a speeding automobile carrying
three men, one of them believed to
be the leader of the gang. But again
they eluded pursuit.
The latest victims of the Dillinger
hunt were
W. Carter Baum, Federal agent
from Chicago, shot dead by an out-
EueeBoioeu f Mellen Wis.
ugkilled, mistakenly, by the officers.
Carl C. Christensen, constable of
Spider Lake, Wis., wounded, probably
fatally, by Baum's assassin.
John Hoffman, of Mercer, wounded
while riding with Boisoneau.
John Morris, Civilian Conservation
Camp officer, shot three times while
riding with Boisoneau
J. C . Newdman, Federal agent,
slightly wounded.
Tip Off Federal Officers
A tip telephoned to the Chicago
bureau of investigation of the Justice
Department ,had brought the gov-
ernment men swooping down upon
the timberland retreat which the Dil-
linger mob had .taken over by force
last Friday.
There were seven of his band, in-
cluding John Hamilton, escaped con-
vict; Tom Carroll, St. Paul bank rob-
ber; Homer Van Meter, several others
unidentified, and three- girls.
Emil Wanatka, proprietor of the
Little Bohemia resort on Spider Lake,

recognized Dillinger when the gang
arrived and registered, but-
"Why should I try to take him?"
he remarked. "I played cards with
him every day. Say, he had a roll of
money big enough to choke a cow."
Wanatka said he and his two em-
ployes were virtual prisoners. A ma-
chine gun was installed on the roof.
Some one was always on guard.
Notre Dame Defeated
By Northwestern, 14-13

MIAMI, April 23. -(.P) -Proud of

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