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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 1934

Seven Die As Lightship Is Rammed By Large Liner

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-Associatled Press Photo
The lightship Nantucket (above), first marker for ships approaching the New England coast from
Europe, was sunk and seven members of its crew of 11 lost their lives when it was rammed by te i;ner Olympic,
captained by J. W. Binks (ins-t). Capt. George Braithwaite (right), one of the four survivors of the Nantucket,
seemed to find solace in his pipe after his rescue.

President Asks
People's Aid In
Anti-Crime War
WASHINGTON, May 19. - (A)
President Roosevelt called on Ameri-
can citizens to marshal support to-
day for the Federal Government's
war on crime.
While the Department of Justice
girded itself with new weapons to
wield against criminals, the Presi-
dent said:
"I ask citizens, individually and as
organized groups, to recognize the
facts and meet them with courage
and determination."
Public intolerance of the evil-doer.
the President asserted, is needed to
bolster the nation's drive on inter-
state crime.
In signing six bills Friday to
strengthen the forces of the Depart-
ment of Justice, President Roosevel
signalized the action as "an event of
the first importance."
"So far as the Federal Governmei
is concerned," he said, "there will bc
no relenting.
"But there is one thing more. Law
enforcing and gangster extermination
cannot be made completely -effective
so long as a substantial part of the
public looks with tolerance upon
known criminals, permits public of-
ficers to be corrupted or intimidated
by them, or applauds efforts to ro-
manticize crime."
Attorney General Cummings said:
"Kidnapers, killers, and racketeer
are a serious menace."
Conversations between justice de-
partment officials and Lewis H. Doug-
las, director of the budget, about the
money needed to tighten the grip
of the law were scheduled for the
next few days.
Attorney General Cummings was
said to believe about $3,000,000 i
needed to get men and equipment
for the extended war on the under-
world.
Death for kidnapers who violate the
Lindbergh law is provided under the
new laws. The measure also makes
it a federal offense to flee across a
state line to avoid prosecution or tes-
tifying; to send ransom demands or
threats across a state line; to kill or
assault a federal officer; to smuggle
contraband into a federal prison or
incite a riot in such an institution;
and to rob a national bank.

importance Of
Student Affairs
Told At Dinner
Anderson Tells Triangles
More Students Should
Take Part In Activities
Stressing the importance of stu-
dent activities in the improvement of
the University, Prof. Henry C. An-
derson of the department of mechan-
ical engineering gave the principal
address at the initiation banquet, of
Triangles, honorary junior engineer-
ng society, held recently at the
Union.
"A chart of student organizations
is being prepared which shows a di-
ect path to the president's office,"
Professor Anderson said. "I have
kmown the president for 24 years, and
I know that he lends a sympathetic
ear to ideas propounded by students.
It is to be regretted that students do
not take a greater advantage of the
>pportunities that they have to im-
grove campus life through contact
vith the president."
Professor Anderson also said that
more students should show an inter-
st in extra-curricular activities. Con-
tacts made in such activities are in-
valuable, the professor said, andhby
taking part students are helping their
University.
John W. Bellamy, '35E, president,
welcomed the new initiates, and Jo-
eph J. Newman, '36E, gave the re-
3ponse. Henry W. Felker, '35E, acted
-is toastmaster.
Sophomores initiated last night
were Neree D. Alix, George H. Ather-
,,on, Marvin A. Chapman, Nelson R.
Droulard, Harold M. Hertz, Richard
S. Joslin, Robert E. Merrill, Elwood
M. Morgan, Joseph J. Newman, Tor
J. Nordenson, Howard W. Underwood,
and Arthur Will

Dr. Curtis Likens Arboretum
To Hikes OfForeign Seh(
Resembling somewhat the walking In contrast to the natura
trips taken from German and other of the Arboretum, Dr. Cur
foreign schools, according to Dr. Hen- out the down-river trunk-l
ry S. Curtis, Federal expert on out- built during the winter by t
door recreation, is the two or three the power development of t
mile hike through the Nichols Ar- River, houses of squatter
boretum and alopg the Huron River. north bank, the gas work
Dr. Curtis, who is directing the re- west, and Ann Arbor's own
creational survey of Washtenaw -all features of the first v
County being made by the Federal he would have the Universit
government with the aid of Univer- mend to students.
sity students doing FERA work, rec-
ommends the Arboretum walk as one Ba
"that every student should take in
part at least."
For the benefit of students who may I Be Given I
have taken the walk "in part" but
failed to appreciate some of the fine
points, Dr. Curtis outlines some of
the items of interest. In this 90-acre
tract belonging to the University and A banquet in honor of ne
supervised by the landscape tesign and new members of the H
department, he declares, there are ers will be given at 6:00 p
over 1,000 different species of shrubs in the basement of the Den
and trees. Henderson, director of the
About 150 different varieties of li- Season and former direct
lacs, mostly French hybrids and in Civic Playhouse in Detroit
many different colors, are just burst- the principal speaker.
ing into bloom near the Geddes Ave-, The new officers of the Pb
nue entrance. Thirty different va- Robert S. Friedrhan, '36,
rieties of crab apples are also begin- and Minna Giffen, '35,s
ning to bloom just north of the li- treasurer. Those' chosen f
lacs. bership in the organizations
Fir, pine, and spruce trees of many of tests given last week a
varieties brought from all over the Leavitt, '37, Norman Sharf
world stand further down the slope 'Herbert Fabricant; '36, Ada
toward the river. The peony gar- Harriet Kesselman, '35, He
den, near the Washington Heights '36, William Soboroff, '37
entrance, contains about 350 varie- Mann, '37, Alexander Gross
ties and is known as one of the finest Marguerite Merkel, '37, Miri
collections in the world, according '36, Frances Seitner, '37,
to Dr. Curtis. Wepman, '36, and Daniel+
Rambler roses of many varieties '36.
covering the nearby fence will be in Retiring officers are: Der
bloom about the first of June. In the '34, president, Ruth Cohn,
deep valley down the ridge to the tary, and Theodore Barash,
right are rhododendrons, mountain surer.
laurels, and azalias. Plans for a much busi

Edmonson To End.
ools Vocational Series
The final talk in the vocational
l beauties series being offered by the University
tis points to give information to students in-
ine sewer terested in the various professions
the CWA, will be byDe Ja B.-
he Huron e given y ean James . Ed-
s on the monson of the School of Education at
s farther 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in Room
"jungles" 1025 Angell Hall.
walk that Dean Edmonson, a leader in the
ty recom- general movement to raise the stand-
ards of the teaching profession, has

For
tyers
w officers
llel Play-
.m. today
i. Robert
Dramatic
or of the
t, will be
ayers are,
president
secretary-
for mem-
as a result
are: Sally
fman, '37,1
Zola, '37,
nry Fine,
, Morton
inger, '37,
am Sauls,
Dorothy
Goldman,

been very active in educational af-
fairs throughout the country. He
was president, last year, of the North
Central Association of Colleges and
Secondary Schools.
The School of Education of the
University is known for its high
standards, and is the only teacher
training school in the state which
requires an excess in honor points for
graduation.
This will be the last talk of the vo-
cational series, but because of the
good attendance and keen interest in
the meetings, a similar series will
probably be presented next year.
next year will be announced at the
banquet by Miss Sudow. Mr. Fried-
man has promised a more varied and
complete program for the future.
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