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The Weather
Fair and warmer' today and
probably tomorrow.


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Liberal Organization
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Kidnaping Is,
Prevented By
Hotel Maid
Servant Refuses To Accept
Bribe For Disclosing The
Location OfBoy
Gives Alarm When
Finally Discovered
Authorities Link Attempt
With Extortion Threat
To Manufacturer
JACKSON, May 25.-(IP)-Federal,
State,County, and City officers were
working in unison Friday night to
learn the identity of two men and a
woman who made a desperate at-
tempt to kidnap Richard Wooten,
five-year-old son of John C. Wooten,
manager of the Hayes Hotel here.
Suddenly appearing in a room on
the eighth floor of the hotel about
12:30 pin., where Mrs. Stella Kruli
kowski, a maid, was at work, the
three, all wearing masks, slipped a
pillow slip over the maid's head and
demanded where they would find the
At first they offered money, and
when themaid tried to throw them
off 'the track by telling them the
Wootens lived on the fourth floor
(they actually live on the ninth
floor), they carried her into a bath-
room,1 placed her in the tub and
turned on scalding hot water.
Bound After Torture
Still she insisted that the family
lived on th fourth floor and, after
subjecting her to more torture, the
trio produced ropes, bound Mrs. Kru-
likowski hand and foot, took her
room pass keys and left after lock-a
ing the door.
A half hour later, while in search
of the missing maid, Mrs. Lillian
Grinnell, hotel housekeeper, heard
moans and sobs coming from behind
the locked door. She summoned
George Julian, a State auditor, who1
was a guest at the hotel and who is
a former noted Michigan State Col-
lege football player, and .on entering
the room they found the victim of the
In broken English she told them
what had happened, and immediately
a call was sent for police and sher-
iff's officers.
The hotel was searched from top
to bottom, after it was ascertained
that Richard Wooten was safe in the
family apartment, but no trace of
the kidnaping band was found. No-
body had seei them enter or leave
the place, officers said.
Meanwhile, John C. Wooten, Jr.,
10-year-old brother of the intended
victim, was pcked up by officers at
the West Opportunity School and
was returned to the hotel. The two
boys were placed in seclusion and a
guard put over them.
Parents Out Of Town
The parens of the boys are en
route to Jackson from NorthaCaro-
lina, where they had been called by'
the .death of Mr. Wooten's father.
Mrs. Krulikowski, after telling her
story, was given medical attention
for the severe treatment she under-
went, although physicians said her
condition is not serious.
Leading in the investigation is a
Department of Justice agent from
Detroit who arrived here Thursday
morning to probe the attempted ex-
tortion of $2,000 from Alidor Lefere,
wealthy Jackson manufacturer.
Lefere received a letter Tuesday

threatening the kidnaping of one
of his children, and Thursday night
he placed a package of fake money
in the washroom of the Club Cafe,
as requested by the extortionist, Jesse
Gordon, Negro porter, found"the
package while cleaning up, and the
trap was sprung, the suspect escap-
Bolvians State
That Paraguay
Is'Driven Back
LA PAZ, Bolivia, May 25.- 2(/P)_
Three entire divisions of Paraguayan
troops were reported in disorderly re-
treat through the jungles of the Gran
Chaco today with Bolivian forces in
hot pursuit.
The enemy divisions fled, said army.
dispatches from Canada Strongest,
after,. a surprise Bolivian counter-

Prof. Burke Shartel Predicts
Life Tenure For State Judges

Awards Are

W"ind"ws Smashed In Toledo Strike Area

The day cannot be far off when
judges in the state courts of Michi-
gan and other states will be appointed
to their offices during good behavior,
in the opinion of Prof. Burke Shar-
tel of the Law School. People are
coming to the point where they will
no longer stand for the present sys-
tem of state courts, Professor Shartel
Professor Shartel gave the inertia
of the electorate and a blind faith in
the principles of democracy as the
two main reasons why the public has
put up with the court system as it
now stands.
Democracy has its proper place in
the making of laws. Popular con-
trol of the legislature is a sound pol-
icy and one which every one wants
to see continued. But popular con-
trol of the courts is another mat-
ter; it only serves to introduce poli-
tics into affairs which should be de-
cided on their merits; it leads to the
worst forms of servility and inef-
ficiency in judicial administration.

At every meetng of the bar asso-
ciation the matter of appointment of
state judges has been brought up.
This is indicative of a growing desire
on the part of the public to bring
about the reform, Professor Shartel
A number of arguments for the
appointment rather than the elec-
tion of state judges can be advanced,
according to Professor Shartel. In
the first place, the - general public
cannot discriminate between the dif-
ferent candidates for office for the
reason that they do not know the
men personally. Also, a complete lack
of knowledge of the qualifications
necessary for the office-holder is
characteristic of the average group
of voters.
In the second place, Professor
Shartel explained that judges are not
men who are asked to go into poli-
tics but that they are, in a sense,
self-chosen, and they cannot be ex-
pected to be informed judges of their
own qualifications. Considering our
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Mark W. A.ger Is
Gold Medal For


Fired On
Another Man Is Wounded
In Warfare Between
Police And Rioters
Tear Gas Fails To
Disperse Throngs


Officers Elected
For New Social
Science Division'
Prof. Charles F. Remer Is
Chosen As Chairman Of
New Group
The division of social sciences, cre-
ated by the Regents May 18 for the
purpose of co-ordinating and en-1
couraging research in 10 departmentsj
and schools in the University, held its
first committee meeting Thursday
afternoon for election of officers and
discussion of future activities.
Professor Charles F. Remer of the
department of economics was elected,
chairman of the committee, and Prof.
Carl E. Guthe, director of the mu-
seum of anthropology, and Prof. Pres-
ton E. James of the geography de-
partment as vice-chairman and sec-
retary respectively.
Committee Of Ten
The committee of the division, com-
posed of one faculty representative
from each of 10 units related to the
social sciences is as follows: Prof.
James K. Pollock, representing' the
political science department; Prof.
Roderick D. McKenzie, sociology de-
partment; Prof. John W. Dawson,
Law School; Prof. Lewis G. Vander-
Velde, history department; Prof. Roy
W. Sellars, philosophy department;
Prof. Charles H. Griffitts, psychology
department; Prof. Olin W. Blackett,
School of Business Administration;
Professor Remer; Professor Guthe;
aind Professor James.
Advancement of research in the
social sciences is the aim of the di-
vision, rather than co-ordination of
the units composing it, said Professor
Remer last night. An attempt will
be made, he said, to organize the
newly"created division for the pur-
pose of unifying the work in the so-
cial sciences in the University.
Asks Ruthven Recognition
After a conference that the ten-
tative division held May 9 it was de-
cided to request the recognition of
the division by President Alexander
G. Ruthven. Part of the resolution
was as follows: "Hope was expressed
during the meeting that this organi-
zation will enable the division of so-
cial sciences to co-operate with you
in the promotion and integration of
social science- research activities at
the University."
In the President's program pre-
sented to the Regents May 18 a di-
vision was defined as "a grouping of
units and departments for the pur-
pose of co-ordinating various allied
activities, and of developing the gen-
eral field therein represented along
consistent, progressive, and non-con-
flicting lines. Its function is advis-
ory. Its specific duties of advice and
recommendation co'ncern the inter-
relation' of its several curricula, the
encouragement of individual re-
search, and the promotion of co-
operative investigations."
Annual Poppy Sale
BeingHeld Today
The American Legion Auxiliary will
sponsor its annual Poppy Day today.
The local sale is under the auspices
of the American Legion and the Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars.
Mayor Robert A. Campbell bought
the first poppy of this year's sale yes-

United States
May Plan New
. NavalParleys
Conference Is Wanted By
British And Japanese
WASHINGTON, May 25. - (') -
The United States was disclosed to-
day as willing to discuss secretly with
the British and Japanese governments
for a new naval conference.
The talks, under present plans, are
to be held at London between the
American and Japanese ambassadors
and between the American ambas-
sador and British officials. The plan
was first broached by Great Britain,
although Japan for some time has
been voicing demands that the ratio
be raised at the next conference above
that of 5-5-3 set at the Washington
The international developments
topped a series of domestic happen-
ings. Secretary Morgenthau told the
House Ways and Means committee
the Administration was anxious to
have the 50 per cent tax levied on
profits from silver speculation re-
tained in the new silver bill.
The prolonged Republican attack
on the Administration's tariff bar-
gaining bill went forward in the Sen-
ate with the House in recess over the
In the Senate Vandenberg (Rep.,
Mich.) said political chiselers in Mich-
igan had been charged with soliciting
funds from .bankers who desired to
bring their banks into the deposit in-
surance corporation.
Independent air mail operators
brought a sharp challenge to the
supremacy of the major air lines in
low bids offered to the Postoffice De-
partment for the right to carry the
mail over 13 new lines.
Officials let it become known the
United States was counting on in-
ternational action to stop the sale of
arms to Bolivia and Paraguay but that
it was willing to act separately if that
became necessary.
A conference of Sen. Byrd (Dem.,
Va.) with Chester Davis, the farm ad-
ministrator, failed to dispel the fears
of the senator that the new amend-
ment that has been proposed to the
farm act threatens the liberties of the
G.O.P. Claims
U.S. Liberty
Needs Defense
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 25.-(4P)
-Declaring "American institutions
and American liberty for the first
time are in need of defense against
a national administration," Arthur
M. Hyde, secretary of agriculture in
the Hoover administration, tonight
invited all Americans to support the
Republican party principles "in the
defense of the rights, the opportuni-
ties, and liberties of a free people."
Hyde, a former governor of Mis-
souri, spoke at a rally opening the
state primary and fall election cam-
Criticizing the policies of the
Roosevelt administration, Hyde said
"Republicans . . . do not believe that
prosperity will return through the
forced regimentation of industry, or
the planning of dictatorial alphabeti-

Kappa Tau Alpha
To Hold Initiation
Society Will Take In Eight
New Members During
Whitmore Lake Outing
Announcement of the Seventh an-
nual McNaught Newspaper Awards
for the journalism department was
made last night after deliberation by
the faculty of the department.
TheGold Medal of the McNaught
Awards, given each year for the high-
est four-year scholarship record in
the department, was awarded to Mark
W. Alger, '34, Berrien Springs. Alger
is president of Kappa Tau Alpha, na-
tional honorary journalistic society,
and recently directed a three-week
survey of Ann Arbor tax delinquencies
for the Michigan Journalist.
The Silver Medal for the best edi-
torial writing of the year was given to
Murton J. Peer, '34, Ann Arbor. Peer
is one of the latest members of Kappa
Tau Alpha, and last year won the
Bronze Medal in the same awards.
The Bronze Medal, awarded to a
junior each year for the best report-
ing work was given to Frank J. Rus-
sell. Jr., '35, Marquette. Russell is a
member of Phi Delta Theta, and was
recently picked for Kappa Tau Alpha.
The elder Russell is owner and editor
of papers in Iron Mountain and Mar-
The McNaught lAwards are given
through the departnent of journalism
by Mr. E. D. McNitt, owner and direc-
tor of the McNaught Newspaper Syn-
dicate of New York. Mr. McNitt, who
is also owner and publisher of the
South Bridge, Massachusetts News, is
a Michigan man, and in his under-
graduate days founded and edited the
"Wolverine," a weeky newspaper
which was published in 1902-3.
The new members of Kappa Tau
Alpha will be initiated tonight in the
Grove at Whitmore Lake after an
outing there. The list of those to be
initiated, announced by Marjorie
Beck, '34, secretary of the organiza-
tion, is as follows:
Murton Peer, '34, John A. Babing-
ton, '35, Ralph G. Coulter, '35, Carola
R. Gibson, '35, Charles J. Hedetniemi,
'35, Marie J. Murphy, '35, Wanda No-
vinski, '35, and Frank J. Russell, Jr.,
Brownson Made
New President
Of Union Mimes
McDonald Is Named Vice-
President Of Honorary
Opera Society
William Brownson, Spec., was
elected president for 1934-35 of
Mimes, honorary society of the Mich-
igan Union Opera, at the initiation
banquet held last night in the Union.
J. Gordon McDonald, '35, was cho-
sen to fill the office of vice-president
and Stewart M. Cram, '34E, will serve
as secretary-treasurer. The new of-
ficers wll take office at the beginning
of the fall semester.
John Bunting, '36M, and Allan
McCombs, '35, are the retiring presi-
dent and secretary, respectively.
New members of Mimes who pre-
sented skits as part of their initia-
tion are as follows: William M. Cut-
ting, '35; William Dickert, '35; Frank
M. Brennan, '36; Thomas K. Con-
nellan, '34; Charles M. Hildner, '34;
Robert A. Saltzstein, '34; John C.
Healey, '35; Robert D. Slack, '36;
Henry W. Felker, '35; McDonald, Mc-
Combs, and Brownson.t,
It was announced that a contest
will be held for the best book for the
next Opera and that a prize of at

least $25 will go to the writer of the
one that is selected for the show. All
manuscripts must be in at the begin-
ning of the school year 1934-35.
Pond And Sabelli
Arrive In London
May 26. - (R) - Capt. George Pond
and Lieut. Cesare Sabelli landed here
at 12:30 p.m. today after a short flight

Worker And Boy Hurt
Yesterday's Clashes
Police Attacked


-Associated Press Photo
This view of one of the buildings of the Electric Auto-Lite plant at
Toledo shows how countless windows were smashed during rioting there.
Ohio guardsmen are shown in front of the structure.

Old Ruler Awaits]
Apology;' Ref used
Salute In Borneo
MANILA, May 25. - (P)- Once the
ruler of an insular kingdom of 500-
000 warlike Mohammedans, the Sul-
tan of Sulu, whose power under the
American flag has been fading year
by year, waited here today for an
apology from the government of Brit-
ish North Borneo for its failure to
salute him on his visit there last Feb-r
ruary. s
Still clinging to the belief that he isd
entitled to the honors of royalty, theg
Sultan recently asked North Borneot
authorities why they did not fire the'
customary 20 guns for him and hisn
adopted daughter, the Princess Day-
ang Dayang
North Borneo, once a part of the
Sultan's realm, still technically recog-
nizes his spiritual authority, but alln
the secular power that once was hish
now belongs to the United States and
Great Britain. 5
In contrast with his days of pompf
and power, the aged Sultan, by nameI
and title Hadji Muhamad Jamulu'lt
Kiram, Sultan of Sulu, Sultan ofr
North Borneo, Judge of Agama andt
appointive Senator of the Philippine
Legislature, now lives in modest cir-
How many wives he had under the
Moslem institution of polygamy is a
matterof conjecture, bu in recentI
years he has been credited with three.I
He is in his seventy-first year but still
is without a direct heir. His affairs
are largely in the hands of the Prin-
cesses Dayang and Tarhata, the latter
a niece who was educated in America.
Police Cheek
New England
Woman's Death
Officers Examining N e wt
Angles Of Case; Called
Suicide At First
NEW LONDON, -Conn., May 25.-
(P) - The death of Mrs. Caroline R.
McKim, widow of Robert McKim, a
partner of Stanford K. White, who
was slain by Harry K. Thaw, was
under investigation tonight as police
said they were checking several "sus-
picious angles" of the case.
Dr. Charles Kaufman, medical ex-
aminer, had said today that the death
of the noted architect's 66-year-old
widow looked like suicide, but tonight
he expressed himself as doubtful.
Pressed for some comment, he said
merely: "We are checking several
angles and cannot talk about them
now. It may be several days before our
investigation is completed.,"
Police said they had checked unsuc-
cessfully to determine the origin of a
.32 calibre revolver found near Mrs.
McKim's body in a bedroom of her
summer home here yesterday.
The gun, they said, was sold in
1889 to a firm which has been out of
business more than 15 years.-
Teresa Comyn, a servant, who ac-
companied Mrs. McKim from New
York, told police the gun belonged
to the widow.

Bandits Killed
By Bank Guard
Avenging Son
Father Finally Revenged
After Four-Month Wait;
Kills Two,_Wounds One
CHICAGO, May 25.-(P)- Six
robbers who stormed the quiet little
suburban town of South Holland to-
day found themselves facing a bank
guard who had waited four months
to avenge his son's death.
Armed with the paraphernalia of
modern crime, the six robbers found
themselves trapped. They were at
the mercy of a bank guard eager to
avenge the wanton murder of his only
son, killed in the same bank four
months ago, police said, by the same
holdup gang.
The guard, Jacob P. De Young,
53 years old, routed the robbers with
five shots from a high-powered rifle.
Those who could flee ran out into
the fire of three or four vigilantes,
recruited on five minutes' notice to
trap the gunmen.
Four escaped. Three hours later
a speeding car slowed before the
Jefferson Park Hospital.on the South
Side of Chicago and dumped out a
wounded man who, police said, was
Isadore Pincus, one of the South
Holland gang. He was near death
from loss of blood.
The dead man was identified as
John Cozzi, 21 years old, of Chicago.
The fatally wounded man, police said,
was Ben Toccio, 19, also of Chicago.
He died from loss of blood late to-
South Holland Prepared
South Holland was prepared for the
robbers. Shortly before opening time
for the South Holland Trust & Sav-
ings Bank, Police Chief Leonard H.
Lagestee spied a small, fast sedan
cruising past the bank.
Lagestee hurried across the street
of the quiet little town, a settlement
of Dutch truck farmers, and warned
Neal Van Kanegon, garage owner.
Van Kanegon got out an elephant
gun. Lagestee loosened two pistols
in their holsters.
The bandits' car stopped. One of
them took up a station at the bank
door. Another waited in the car.
Four went in. All were masked. The
four entered yelling to terrorize the
bank employees.
"This is a stickup!" the leader
shouted. He shoved a sawed-off shot-
gun at the bank president and at the
president's son, M. H. Waterman, the
cashier. Both dropped to the floor
behind their counter.
Shoots Leader
Then came the time for which De
Young had been waiting since they
found his son, Peter, 31, dead in the
bank last Feb. 10.
He drew a bead on the leader an
shot. The bandit buckled and
dropped. De Young swung his gun
toward the second man, who wa
climbing up an eight-foot partition
to get at the money drawers. On
shot knocked him from this perch
At the mercy of a sniper whm
they could not see, the remainin
robbers fled for the door. De Youn
caught a third as he reached it. Out
ci A a VaT ,'nan,-. n A f'!iafT, 4 Fa rc.

TOLEDO, May 25. -(A') -Khaki-
clad National Guardsmen whipped out
their revolvers late today and fired on
a brickbat-hurling crowd of 2,000
yelling strike sympathizers whom tear
gas had failed to disperse.
The troops, whose rifle fire yester-
day killed two and wounded several,
rushed the rioters' lines in Elm St. in a
sudden foray after sporadic clashes
throughout the day.
The crowd scattered quickly at the
first shots.
Firing as they ran, the soldiers
pursued the strikers and their friends
down alleys and between houses.
Almost simultaneously two truck-:
loads of soldiers whizzed to the down-
town district to break up a shouting
throng of 500 around the Police Sta-
Rioters Hurl Threats
"We're going back to get help and
we'll come back here and strip you,"
screamed the rioters as they retreated.
Later an unidentified man was
felled by a rifle shot after a new bar-
rage of stones had been laid on the
guardsmen. He was wounded only
Stephen Kardox, 29 years old, an
employee of the Electric Auto-Lite Co
plant which has been the center of
the strike disorders since Tuesday,
was beaten severely by a group of riot-
ers and stripped of his clothing.
Almost nude, he ran from the riot
zone into the vicinity of the Police
Station with howling men in pursuit,
Officers rescued Kardox, who had
been called a "scab.",
A twelve-year-old boy was hurt in .
an early afternoon tear gas bombard-
ment. He was struck by a gas projec-
A police ambulance came shrieking
to the scene. Guardsmen arrested five
A tear gas bomb which one strike
sympathizer picked up and tried to
hurl back at the soldiers exploded,
but the man was not hurt.
Peace Proposal Presented
E. H. Dunnigan, assistant to Charles
P. Taft II in attempted Federal me-
diation of the strike, said after leaving
a committee of automotiv strike lead-
"The' mediators have presented to
the union committee a proposal for
ending the strike.
"If the committee approves it, the
proposal will be presented to a meet-
ng of the union members later. If they
accept it, the strike will be ended."
Specific points of dispute, he said,
will be left to arbitration later.
The strikers have demanded a 10
per cent pay increase, recognition of
their union, and seniority rights.
Dynamite Rumors Investigated
Reports that quantities of dynamite
had been smuggled into the city last
night brought a careful scanning by
police and the troops of any suspicious
"Appeals have been sent to the rad-
ical elements in nearby cities to send
all available men into Toledo to aid in
the rioting," asserted J. Arthur Minch,
manager of the Auto-Lite company.
This information and the reports of
the dynamite, Minch said, had come
to him from a detective agency.
Chieago Man
Will Speak At
Alumni Meet
S. Emory Thomason, '04, promi-
I nent Chicago publisher, will give the
n principal address -at the Fourth Tr-
s ennial meeting of the Alumni - As-
n sociation June 1 in Grand Rapids it
e was announced yesterday by T. Haw-
. ley Tapping, general secretary of the
n association.
g Orand E. Hunt, '07, vice-president
g of the General Motors Co. and chair-
- man of the executive committee of
_the Alumni Asociation will presiei

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