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Naval Plot
is Feared
At Panama
Canal Is Closely Guarded;
U.S. Fleet Makes Swift
Trip Through Zone
Cables Censored;
Commerce Tied Up
Entire Navy Of 11I Vessels
Reaches Colon In Less
Than 48 Hours
COLON, C. Z., April 25. -(P)-As
the United States fleet of 111 vessels
completed its 48-hour transit through
the Panama Canal today it was
learned that warlike conditions ob-
taining during the movement were
made necessary by fears that at-
tempts might be made to interfere
with the maneuver.
Authorities received information
from the Army Intelligence Service
several months ago that a conspir-
acy seemed in progress to thwart the
swift passage of the fleet through
the locks.
Consequently, heavy guards of sol-
diers patrolled the locks during the
transit. A smaller force will remain
indefinitely, it was said, to supplant
the guards stationed at the vital parts
of the canal late in March.
Hitherto the locks have been with-
out protection, and anybody has been
able to approach them day or night.
Censorship Is Invoked
In view of the reported plot Navy
officers withheld their announcement
of plans to send the ships through in
a hurry until the last moment. Cen-
sorship was invoked as an extra pre-
cautionary measure.
Only one minor mishap occurred,
however. The aircraft carrier Sara-
toga knocked down two concrete lamp
posts at the Pedro Miguel locks.
Rear Admiral David F. Sellers, fleet
commander-in-chief, expressed him-
self pleased with the clocklike work
of the men and ships.
"The , continuous transit of the
canal by the fleet as a unit has been
a very valuable experience for all
hands and it is believed that very
useful data has been obtained," he
"The successful accomplishment of
this evolution, which so far as is
known is without precedent, was pos-
sible only through the efficient or-
ganization of the canal and the splen-
did co-operation of all hands."
Passage Completed
First to go through the canal was
the airplane carrier Lexington, which
left Balboa at 5:11 a.m. Monday. The
Melville, the last, cleared Gatun locks
at 5 a.m. today.
Officers had hoped that the move-
ment could be completed in half that
time, but a heavy rain, the first of the
season, contributed to the delay.
A strict censorship on cables and
dispatches during the passage was
immediately lifted when the Melville
was through. Never before had such
conditions been imposed in the Zone
on the sending of news.
The Pacific side of the canal was
without Naval ships today; the spe-
cial service squadron ordinarily based
on the other side is now at Havana.
Commercial vessels tied up since
Sunday awaiting a chance to enter
the locks started their transit last
night. Many still await transit, but
canal officials hoped shipping would
be back on a normal basis by Thurs-

day night.
Secretary of the Navy Claude A.
Swanson in Washington described
as a "remarkable performance" the
passage of the fleet, and declared
"We figured that it would take two
or three days."
He expressed high praise for the
fleet's personnel and canal author-
ities, adding, "We wanted to see how
quickly the fleet could go from one
ocean to another."
The Board in Control of Student
Publications will hold its meeting
for the appointment of the man-
aging editor and business manager
of The Michigan Daily, the Mich-
iganensian, the Gargoyle, and bus-
iness manager of the Summer Di-
rectory, at 2:30 p.m., May 18, 1934.
Each applicant for a position is
requested to file seven copies of his
letter of application with the Audi-
tor of Student Publications not
later than May 12, 1934, for the use
of the members of the Board. Car-
bon copies, if legible, will be satis-
factory. Each letter should state

Watkins Says McLeod Bank Bill
Is Too Late For Effectiveness

Declaring himself opposed to the
McLeod deposit guarantee bill now
pending before Congress on the
grounds that such a move would en-
courage inflationary interests and
would involve a cure for a panic bank-
ing condition that is no longer pres-
ent, Prof. Leonard L. Watkins of the
economics department, in an inter-
view yesterday, pointed out, that his
opposition was based on the fact that
the effectiveness of the measure is
very doubtful coming now, instead of
a year ago.
He said that a group of faculty men
from the School of Business Admin-
istration and the economics depart-
ment, of which he is a member, last
year during the bank moratorium
urged that the government keep the
banks open through a guarantee of
The basis on which this recom-
mendation was made at that time,
he said, was primarily to check the
panic and restore public confidence.
This measure was not adopted, large-
ly because it was assumed that it
would bring a heavy cost to the gov-
ernment, Dr. Watkins declared, say-

ing, "I believe that the ultimate cost
would not have been very large and
that the measure, by promptly re-
storing confidence on the part of de-
positors and bankers, would have been
well worth whatever cost was in-
"The advantages that would have
been gained by this course of action,
that is, the prompt restoration of con-
fidence, on the part of the public as a
Whole, cannot now be obtained by a
pay-off measure applying to banks
that have closed a year or so ago."
Furthermore, he said, it would have
been feasible at that time to keep
open banks which had not failed. Now
that these banks have been closed a
most difficult question of justice and
administration policy arises in de-
ciding how many years back to go
in relieving the depositors of failed
banks. Depositors of banks which
have failed in the years previous to
1933 will clamor for relief, and it
scarcely proves feasible now to limit
relief merely to those banks which
have failed last March.
"If the McLeod Bill were adopted
now after this long delay involving
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Pursuers Hope
To Close In On
Dillinger Soon
Citizens Of Mercer, Wis.,
Charge Federal Officers
With Bungling Capture
CHICAGO, April 25. - (A) - The
troop of Federal agents stalking John
Dillinger through the Middle West
believed tonight that he could be only
a few hours ahead.
Meantime, citizens of Mercer, Wis.,
whence the outlaw and his henchmen
escaped Sunday, were signing a peti-
tion declaring the capture of Dillinger
at the Little Bohemia resort had been
With every law officer of the cen-
tral states on the alert, and thou-
sands of citizens equally watchful,
Dillinger before many hours must
show up and fight, his pursuers be-
Mervin H. Purvis, chief of the Chi-
cago office, whose removal was asked
in the Mercer petition, said: "We'll
get him soon. There's more evidence
than ever before."
While the small army of officers
on "Dillinger duty" waited to meet
the bandit and his gang, police squads
The world watching the Dil-
linger hunt heard some fancy ac-
counts of it Wednesda, One
London newspaper told its rtdd-
ers, "Even some red Indians
joined the hunt today, with bows
and arrows." It added that a ver-
itable army of citizens was on the
trail, the army "composed of lum-
berjacks armed with pickaxes,
farmers with shotguns, and la-
borers with pitchforks."
in Middle Western cities ran down
new "tips" that one or more members
of the band had been sighted.
The Twin Cities were alive with
the aces of the Federal government's
detective bureau, eager to notch their
guns for Dillinger and his mob.
As they checked every rumor and
report tracing the gang, a guard was
thrown about the Ramsey County
Jail to make sure that Dillinger did
not attempt to rescue his companion,
Evelyn Frechette. At Madison, Wis.,
three other girls whom the Dillinger
band left behind were called into
court and charged with concealing
the toy gun desperado.
The looting of a bank at Akron,
O., made officers alert against the
chance that Dillinger might make
an attempt to rescue three pals held
in the Ohio State Prison at Co-
Dean Bursley
To Meet Heads
Of Fraternities
Dean of Students Joseph A. Bur-
sley has invited the presidents of all
general fraternities to an informal
discussion session at 7:30 p.m. today
at his home, 2107 Hill St. Various
matters of interest to the fraternities
will be discussed.
Chief among the topics under con-
sideration will be the fraternity cri-
teria recently adopted by the Execu-
tive Committee of the National In-
terfraternity Conference, and the

Pie Fan Attributes
Our Decadence To
Eggs, Blanc Mange
(By Intercollegiate Press)
CLEVELAND, April 25. - When
Dr. Dudley Reed, director of physical
education at the University of Chica-
go, was asked to address the Ameri-;
can Physical Education Association
here, he was given no topic, so he
picked his own: "Food," and soon,
being a specialist, eliminated from the
approved list everything but des--j
Wobbly desserts such as blanc
manges and floating island puddings
underwent a severe lashing at the
hands of Dr. Reed, who refuted the
argument recently advanced by a
Chicago paper that "whites of eggs
provide exciting possibilities."
"Can you imagine," Dr. Reed con-
tinued, "a group of college professors
entering swinging doors, quaffing
down the whites of eggs and a few
blanc manges, breaking into barber-
shop harmony, and staggering home
with cloves on the breath?"
"What is blanc mange? Why, noth-
ing but corn starch. Somebody ought
to put them wise to the fact that
there are other uses for corn.
Furthermore, he asked, how many
mountains had been climbed, how
many battles won, through the in-
spiration of blanc mange? He rec-
ommended a return to the desserts of
our ancestors; desserts that would
bring out the best there is in our
In a final burst of oratory, Dr. Reed
"I'd rather die on cherry pie
Than live on a floating island!"
Play Production
Presents Satire
At 830 Tonight
'Once In A Lifetime' Will
Run Three Days; Sarah
Pierce Is Starred
"Once in a Lifetime," a satire by
George Kaufman and Moss Hart, pre-
sented by Play Production, opens at
8:30 p.m. today in the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre.
Playing in the five principal roles
will be Sarah Pierce, '35, Charlotte
Whitman, '35, John Silberman, '34,
Jack Nestle, '34, and Goddard Light,
'35, all of whom have been prominent
in campus dramatics during the past
year. Miss Pierce played the title role
in "Elizabeth, the Queen," Miss Whit-
man the lead in this year's Junior
Girls Play, and Silberman appeared
recently as the Duke in "The Gon-
"Once in a Lifetime" satirizes the
movie industry, and was written after
Kaufman had spent some time in
Hollywood under contract. Other hits
by Kaufman include "Of Thee I
Sing," "We, the People," "The Beg-
gar on Horseback," and "June Moon."
The present production requires a
large cast in portraying all the va-
rious characters usually found asso-
ciated with a movie company. These
parts are taken by Virginia Frink,
'35, Virginia Chapman, '35, David
Zimmerman, '35, Paul Auble, '35,
Ruth Cohn, '34, Jean Durham, '36,
Barbara Van Der Voort, '34, Bessie
Curtis, '35, Daniel Shurz, '36, Barbara

Sororities To Pre s s Group
Vote Rushing Starts Annual
RulesToday Meeting Here
Delegates From All Houses High School And College
Will Convene To Pass Delegates M e e t Today
On 15 Modifications For Reception, Dance
Representatives To Will Make Tour Of
Follow House Vote Publieations Plant
Rushing Rules Committee Player, Miller To Speak
Proposals To Take Effect Friday Preceding Round
Immediately If Passed Table Discussions
Sorority delegates, having taken High school delegates from the en-
the votes of their various houses on tire state will come here today for
rushing rules, will meet at 4:15 p.m. the tenth annual meeting of the
today in the League to decide on the Michigan Interscholastic Press As-
proposed changes, according to Betty sociation, meeting here for a three-
Aigler, '35, president of Panhellenic. day joint session with the Michigan
The changes were proposed by the Intercollegiate Press Association. The
rushing rules committee under the meeting is sponsored by the journal-
chairmanship of Margaret Hiscock, ism department, assisted by Sigma
'36, with suggestions from the various Delta Chi, journalism fraternity,
sorority delegates. Kappa Tau Alpha, honorary jour-
The rules to be voted on are: (1) nalism society, and Theta Sigma P1-
Rushing shall start on Friday with no journalism sorority.
rushing on the first Sunday. Rush- 30 High Schools Attend
ing last year began on Saturday. Students on the staffs of news-
In regard to summer rushing or
rushing of women who are expected papers, magazines, and annuals from
to attend the University next year, ove 30 high dhlinthe state
the committee proposed the following have already made definite geer
rule: (2) No entertainment shall be with for the convention, together
give fo prspetiv ruhee byso-with five or six member schools of
given for prospective rushees by so- the Intercollegiate group. They will
rorities as a group. By entertain- meet for the first time tonight to be-
ment is meant sorority dances, dances gin the three-day session of discus-
at which there are no members from sions of publication problems and to
other sororities present, or meals for listen to speeches by leaders in the
more than three prospective rushees. field of journalism, and by other ce-
No Vacation Rushing lebrities.
(3) No entertainment may be given eisg
throughout the summer or vacations Registrations will begin at the Un-
by actives, alumnae, patronesses, or ionat 4 p.m., at which time the dele-
mothers for women not in the uni- gates will be assigned to the various
versity unless morethan one sorority fraternities and sororities who have
is present. If rule three is passed an- offered to house them during the con-
other vote will be taken to determine vention.
whether the penalty for violation The get-acquainted assembly will
shall be removal of all rushing privi- begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Union ball-
leges for the fall season, or cancella- room, with Donal Hamilton Haines
tion of all dates with the rushee for of the journalism department pre-
whom the rule is broken. siding. An address of welcome will be
Although there was a rule stating given by President Alexander G.
that no rushee .may be met at the Ruthven, followed by a speech by
train, no penalty was attached to it. Prof. John L. Brum of the journal-
The committee proposes that the ism department, who is directing the
penalty be (4) cancellation of all fu- meeting. This will be followed by a
ture dates with the rushee for whom reception and dance, after which
the rule is broken. there will be a conducted tour
Would Cancel Privileges through the Publications building in
(5) For the rule against rushing order to see the staff of The Daily
with men, the committee suggests in the midst of the process of getting
that the penalty be made removal of out the paper.
all rushing privileges rather than the Assembly To Be Held
present penalty of cancellation of all Friday's program will begin at
rushing dates with the rushee for 9:30 a.m. with a general assembly at
whom the rule is broken. Further the Union, at which time the group
suggestions as to the time of rushing will be addressed by Cyril Arthur
dinners is that (6) the dinners ter- Player, foreign editor and special
minate at 8:30 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. writer for the Detroit News, who will
Because the sororities feel that they speak on his personal experiences,
cannot always reach the residences and interviews made in Europe. There
of the rushees with the initial invi- will also be an address by E. L. Miller,
tations before noon, it was suggested assistant superintendent of Detroit
that the only limit be for the time of Public Schools, a man who is greatly
starting delivery of invitations and interested in high school journalism.
that the fine for violation of that rule Ti ilb olwdb h is
should be cancellation of one rushing 10 roun table discussion groups for
party stead of the more severe pen- the high school delegates, led by
(_____n__d____P_____ prominent Michigan journalists and
AGREEMENT SEEN high school advisers. Among the
WASHINGTON, April 25. - () - most interesting discussions sched-
An agreement between railroad man- uled for Friday morning will be The
agers and their employees on the Writing of News, led by Lee A White
wage question appeared possible to- of the Detroit News, and The Writing
night when union chiefs extended for of Fiction, led by Mr. Haines of the
24 hours the period in which media- journalism department. Both are
tion must be asked under the Rail- scheduled for the 11 a.m. to 12 noon
way Labor Act. speriod.
Rosa Ponselle, Here For' Fifth

Time, To Star In May Festival

One of the outstanding voices of
the wo, Id's concert and operatic stage
today, that of Rosa Ponselle, will be
heard in Ann Arbor for the fifth time
when Miss Ponselle opens the pro-
gram of the May Festival Wednesday,
May 9. The Festival will continue
through Saturday.
Miss Ponselle, whose name is known
wherever music is loved, made her
Ann Arbor Festival debut in 1919,
shortly after she had startled New
York opera goers with her thrilling
voice. This followed a comparatively
short rise from musical obscurity. Her
work astounded critics and music lov-
ers alike. Enrico Caruso was particu-
larly enthusiastic and it was because
of his recommendation that she was
secured for the Festival of that year.
Caruso himself had been heard in an
Ann Arbor recital earlier in the sea-
The tremendous ovation which she
received here so pleased Caruso that

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