Leopold III Wins Doumergue Off ers Reward For
Public Favor As Murderer Of Stavisky Witness,
His Reign Starts PARIS, Feb. 24- (P--Premier francs (about $6,500) for the arrest
AlbertDoumergue called today for and conviction of the slayer.
the capture, dead or alive, of the Belief grew in official circles to-
New King Of The Belgians mysterious slayer of Judge Albert day that the judge was' murdered
Thrills His Subjects By Prince, "the man who knew all" in because he knew too much. Still,
- the Stavisky banking scandal. police said they were baffled by con-
Speaking Flemish The premier's order went out af- flicting tales of the killing.
ter Minister of the Interior Albert Bound and m u t i 1 a t e d, Judge
By ALBERT W. WILSON Starraut declared he believed France f Prince's body was found on a rail-
BRUSSELS, Feb. 24-(A")-Leo- in the grip of a "maffia" gang de- way track near Rijon Wednesday.
pold HI and Queen Astrid faced to- termined to block the investigation. Nearby lay a bloody knife. His brief-
gether today the historic responsi- The government offered 100,000 case had been rifled.
bility of all Belgian monarchs - the -He had been brutally slain just
task of keeping two nationalities un- one day before he was to have tes-°
der one flag. G rand luriesftified in an investigation into the
Their first important duty as the collapse of Serge Stavisky's pawn-
new rulers of the compact little shop in which investors lost $40,000,-
country is to make an appearance Isdeifomtin wssadt000.o
in every town and village in Bel- "Inside information" was said to
gium. Illinois Court be in Prince's possession. For one
This nation-wide tour may require thing, he was present back in 1926
several months, but three times be- when Stavisky was arrested in con-
fore in the 100 years of Belgian in- ConVictions In C r i i n a nection with an earlier promotion.
dependence, it has been required of Later, he was in a position to know
the new sovereigns. They alone Cases Are Threatened By details involving high officials, who
symbolize the unity of the Flemings Indictments obtained frequent adjournments of
and the Walloons. _ the Stavisky hearings.
The comparative privacy Leopold CHICAGO, Feb. 24. - P) - Con-
and Queen Astrid, former princess of victions in virtually every important
Sweden, have known during the few criminal case in Cook county during M erit System
years of their married life, was over the last two years were threatened0
forever today as a result of their and some 700 pending criminal in- D e bat e d For
enthronement. dictments were placed in jeopardy by
To Live In Royal Castle a state supreme court ruling that
Now they will take up residence Cook county's method of selecting League Post s
in the royal castle at suburban Lae- grand juries is illegal.
ken, quitting their cosier chateau The court decision, handed down (Continued from Page 1)
on a comparatively obscure robbery
case, will be used as a lever in an
effort to nullify the conviction for
kidnaping John Factor of Roger
Touhy and two co-defendants, De-
fense Counsel William Scott Stew-
Other principal cases involved in-
clude the indictments pending
against Samuel and Martin Insull,
the Bain bank fraud cases, the Illi-
nois Life Insurance Co. fraud case,
the sanitary district "whoopee" case,
the "TNT" racket cases, the Wyne-
koop murder trial and the Gail Swol-
ley and Frank Souder kidnaping case.
Meanwhile, the state made hasty
preparations to combat the effects
of such a ruling.
State's Attorney Thomas J. Court-
ney announced he would move for
a rehearing and ask the supreme
court, as a matter of public policy,
to reverse itself.,
Attorney Lewis F. Jacobson sought
a remedy in another direction, an-
nouncing the state assembly- would
be asked to validate all present con-
victions and indictments.
The supreme court held that the
grand jury must be composed of the
first 23 men whose names are drawn
from the jury list. The practice in
Cook county has been for the jury
commissioners to draw from 60 to
100 names from the list, submitting
these to the chief justice of the crim-
inal court, who selects the jury from
the larger group of names.
The court cited that the present
practice eliminates the element of
chance in selection, and makes pos-
sible a "picked" selection, "in vio-
lation of the constitutional principles
of American justice."
system it was only a lucky few that
are in the public eye. Others who
were capable are neglected and their
Barbara Sutherland, '35, and Mar-
garet Allen, '34, both felt that if the
plan were adopted it would put new
life in the whole make-up of the
League; and would guarantee that
the people who got the offices were
the people who really worked for
In the words of Margaret Beckett,
'34, "the Board has occupied chairs
long enough. If they are made to
work up to their positions from their
freshman or sophomore years, they
would mean something to them."
Ruth Duhme, '34, senior member
of Judiciary Council, felt that if the
merit system replaced the campus
vote, that some of the interest in the
League would die out because the
campus as a whole would have no
part in the selection. However, it
would put into the League a lot of
women who could not only receive
good training for work after school
but could do service to the organiza-
tion while they were in school.
Miss Sabin, junior member of Ju-
diciary Council, emphasized the value
that would come from the women
having a working knowledge of the
business end of the work. "Perhaps
they would know then what a bal-
ance sheet looked like," she said.
Beatrice Devine, junior representa-
tive, also stressed the necessity for
the women's knowing how the League
is run. Margaret Hiscock, '36, soph-
omore representative, said, that while
it was true that the women were do-
ing all that is in their power under
the present system, new channels of
work would be opened up to them
if the merit system were adopted.
Mary Louise Kessbeeger, '34, senior
representative and chairman of the
undergraduate campaign fund, and
Ruth Kurtz, senior member of Ju-
diciary agreed that the trouble now
is that there is no co-ordination be-
tween the League activities and the
Board of Directors. The new plan
would make it possible for women
to get on the Board without the us-
In Track Meet
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whipped Michigan's greatest thi'eat,
Alix, in the State A.A.U. meet earlier
in the month. But Alix had other
ideas about the outcome. Running
in second place until the ninth lap,
he spurted ahead of the Michigan
State pacemaker, Hammer, with Ot-
tey close at his heels. Ottey passed
him on the 11th lap. Alix began to
think of the beating previously ad-
ministered him by the State star, and
he opened up with a burst of speed
on the 15th lap, passing Ottey as if
he were standing still, maintaining
the killing pace to breast the tape a
full quarter-lap in advance of his
Michigan's only apparent weak-
ness was in the mile relay race. The
loss of Ed Lemen through ineligibility
was keenly felt, when the Wolverines
finished a poor third in the event.
Patton, who ran the first quarter
mile for Michigan, established a lead
of four yards over the rest of the
field, but his mates were unable to
duplicate his performance, losing the
lead on the second quarter mile of
the relay, which they never regained.
In the final attraction on the eve-
ning's program, Lowry of Michigan
Normal broke his old Field House
record with an amazing jump of 13
feet, 81/2 inches. He was pushed by
Dave Hunn, who rose to new heights
in his Varsity career with a jump of
13 feet even. The pole was raised
6 inches to 13 feet 6 inches upon
which, Hunn missed, but Lowrey was
successful. He then negotiated his
record-smashing leap, but failed in
three attempts at the 14 foot mark.
However, the 13 foot 8% inches will
give the boys a record to jump at
for quite a while.
Following are the summaries:
60-yard dash - Won by Ward,
(M) ; second, lamb, (M); third,
Kemp, (M); fourth, Barnes, (M) ;
One mile run-Won by Childs,
(M); second, Ottey, (S); third, Hurd,
(S); fourth, Kahler, (N). Time,
4:19.7, new Field House record.
65-yard high hurdles - Won by
Ward, (M); second, Hunt, (M);
third, Jackson, (S); fourth, Glick-
ert, (N). Time, :08.2, tied Field
440-yard run - Kemp, (M), and
Hershey, (N), tied for first; third,
Hoff, (S); fourth, T. Ellerby, (M).
.880-yard run - Won by Pon-
grace, (S); second, Smith, (M);
third, Warren, (S); fourth, Baker,
(N). Time, 1:57.2, new Field House
65-yard low hurdles-Won by
Hunt, (M); second, Jackson, (S);
third, Walton, (N); fourth, Lamb,
(M). Time, :07.5.
Two mile run - Won by Alix,
(M); second, Ottey, (S); third, How-
ell, (M); fourth, Bechtold, (S). Time,
One mile relay - Won by Michi-
gan Normal, Walton, Baker, Kahler,
Hershey; second, Michigan State;
Third, Michigan. Time, 3:25.4.
Pole vault-Won by Lowry, (N);
second, Hunn, (M); third, Droulard,
(M); Bilto, (N) and Rutkowski, (N),
tied for fourth. Height, 13 feet, 8
inches. New Field House record.
Shot put - Won by Rockwell, (N);
second, Blumenfeld, (M); third, Mc-
Nutt, (S); fourth, Alexander, (M).
Distance, 44 feet, 9% inches.
High jump -Won by Ward, (M);
Jackson, (S), and Glickert, (N); tied
for second; fourth, -Rutkowski, (N).
Height, 6 feet 2%1a inches.
Official Circles In
ROME, Feb. 24. - (A') - Capt. An-
thony Eden, Britain's roving expert
on disarmament, laid before Italian
government leaders today the results
of previous conferences in Paris and
He came here direct from the Ger-
man capital armed. It was reported,
with at least qualified German ap-
proval of the proposed British arms
As he prepared for a meeting with
Premier Mussolini, however, official
circles here appeared generally unim-
pressed by the British plan.
Italian arms authorities were said
to believe that specific disarmament
is impossible under present condi-
tions. They favor a European agree-
ment on arms, primarily to prevent
an armaments race.
Some rearming should be permitted
Germany, a recent Italian memoran-
In the conversations here, Capt.
Eden, who is British lord privy seal,
and Italian officials will give some
attention to the Austrian situation.
Italy On Ar
LONDON, Feb. 24.- (/P) - An army
of special police was ready for any
emergency today as unemployed
marchers from all parts of the coun-
try moved in for week-end demon-
The government fired a double-
barreled charge at the manifestants
during the night, with the announce-
ment that Prime Minister MacDon-
ald would not see them and by ar-
resting two leaders.
One of the marchers' chief aims
was to see MacDonald.
Tom Mann, septuagenarian Com-
munist, and Harry Pollitt, his 40-
year-old colleague, were arrested
charged with uttering seditious
They were to have joined spell-
binders slated to speak simultaneous-
ly from eight platforms at a gigantic
rally in Hyde park Sunday.
Announcing his refusal to receive
a deputation the Premier explained
that House of Commons legislation
is handling the unemployment situa-
tion. It was understood the fact Com-
munist organizstions helped sponsor
the concentration figured in the deci-
Scotland Yard has charge of ar-
rangements to handle the marchers.
Three thousand police will be on
guard against disorders at Hyde park
alone. Ten thousand special officers
have been detailed to duty.
Leaders estimate 50,000 persons will
The marchers are protesting again
The marchers are protesting
against the condition of the unem-
ployed generally and against what
they regard as unfavorable provisions
in an unemployment bill now before
ALLIANCE, 0., Feb. 24.-(UP) -
Stanton Gilchrist of Brilliant, O., is
a senior at Mount Union college.
Here is the result of a student poll
conducted at Mount Union this week:
Best all-a r o u n d athlete - Stan
Most popular man - Stan Gilchrist.
Most versatile man - Stan Gil-
Most handsome man -Stan Gil-
Best leader of campus activities -
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