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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1934

PRICE FIVE4

leaths Mount As
Violent Austrian
Battles Continue

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overnment Wrecks Karl
Marx Apartment, Social-
ist Stronghold
Z Cities Also See
The 'Fight To Live'
achine Gun Nests Are Set
Up As Airplanes Guard
Vienna
VIENNA, Feb. 13. -(P) -Govern-
nt guns battered workers' sections
night as unofficial estimates put
number killed in two days of civil
r at 500 to 2,000.
A steady bombardment of the huge
rl Marx Apartment Building
ecked that Socialist stronghold and
vernment troops started other re-
itless offensives to crush the rebel-
n.
Loyal artillerymen rained shells
on the enemy camps while troops
>ssed the Danube into the war
aes in the heart of Vienna under
e protection of the barrage.
No one could estimate the exact
mber of dead in the hours of vi-
us street fighting and bombard-
nts, but police disclosed that 123
ilians were taken, dead, to the
enna General Hospital alone.
Children Among Victims
Among the victims were a five-
ar-old girl and a fourteen-year-old
y who were killed in the bombard-
nt of the Karl Marx apartment.
An unverified report said that few
men and children were in the Karl
arx when it was shelled, the de-
iders having sent them to friends
.d relatives outside before the sav-

Poldi Mildner T0
Appear In Choral
Concert Thursday
Poldi Mildner, young Viennese
piano virtuoso, will make her Ann
Arbor debut in the Choral Union
series Thursday, Feb. 15, in Hill Au-
ditorium.
The flaxen-haired young girl made
three appearances in New York last
year and then returned to Europe
for an extended concert tour. Here
in America she made a deep impres-
sion, and was referred to as "cy-
clonic" by Pitts Sanboftn in the New
York World-Telegram.
Olin Downs in the New York Times
said that "reviewers, young and old,
left the concert with unnatural won-
der,- for the young virtuoso swept her
audience from its feet. There was tu-
multuous applause. She has prodig-
ious talent and is the first woman
pianiste in my experience who pos-
sesses complete technical equipment,
the immense strength and range of
sonorities, from very soft to very
loud and grand . .a young woman
charged with that vital current which
is capable of overwhelming and put-
ting to rout philosophies, philosoph-
ers, or event critics."
A limited number of tickets are
still available at $1, $1.50, and $2
and may be secured at the School
of Music. Other concerts remaining
in the Choral Union series include
the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with
Ossip Gabrilowitsch directing, Feb.
21, and Gregor Piatigorsky, violon-
cellist, in recital March 6.
Wedel To Open,
3-Day Religious
Session To day
Conference To Consider
Inportance Of Religion
In Social Life

SSocial-
to live"
'ernment

Farley Drafts
Answer To Air
Mail Protests
Administration To Explain
Why Its Contracts Were
Cancelled
Letter Is Checked; I
Ready In 24 Hours
Statements Of Postmaster
To Senate Investigators
To Be Published
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 - UP) -
The administration tonight hurriedI
the preparation of an explanationJ
to the court and the public of why1
it cancelled all air mail contracts.I
It was urged to make answer, int
the first instance, by court actione
brought against Postmaster-General1
Farley, intended to restrain him from
enforcing the cancellation order
against the contract held by Trans-t
continental and Western Air, Inc.
In the second case, it sought to
reply to protests filed by the airt
companies themselves, by members ofa
Congress, and in some newspaper
editorials.
Early tonight, word was passedi
out by the postoffice department that
Postmaster-General Farley wouldl
make public the text of a letter toI
Senator Black, Dem., Ala., chairman
investigating air mail contracts.
This word came from Farley im-,
mediately after he had attended a
regular cabinet meeting presided overj
by President Roosevelt.
Three hours later, after the first)
draft of the six-page letter had been1
completed, Farley changed his mind
and issued a formal statement say-~
.ing:
"I am preparing a letter to forward
to Senator Black which is a full;
statement of the reasons why I or-1
dered the domestic air mal contracts,
annulled. The letter is lengthy andj
refers to evidence in possession of
the postoffee departmentand pro-
duced by the 'Senate investigating
committee.
"I am having the records care-
fully checked before the letter is
finally drafted and forwarded to the
chairman of the investigating com-
mittee of the Senate. This may re-
quire at least another 24 hours."
Civil ar, rali
Of Intervention
Harass Europe
French Official Wants To
Intervene With Army In
Austrian Crisis
(By Associated Press)
A European picture splotched by
bloody civil war in Austria, talk of
armed intervention, and a trade con-
flict between Great Britain and
France was studied by statesmen to-
day.
Tuesday's conflict in Austria where
government troops laid down artil-
lery barrages on Socialist strong-
holds resulted in death lists esti-
mated all the way from 500 to 2,000.
No apparent cessation of the con-
flict was in sight.
Meanwhile the foreign offices in
Paris, London, Rome and Berlin

watched proceedings closely but re-
frained from taking any drastic ac-
tion.
Sir John Simon, British foreign
secretary, arose in the House of
Commons to emphasize a hands-off
policy.
Henry Berenger, chairman of the
Senate foreign affairs committee of
the French parliament, unofficially
proposed armed intervention in Aus-
tria by French, British, and Italian
troops if "a socialist uprising over-
powers Chancellor Dollfuss." The
British government declined to dis-
cuss this suggestion.
In Rome Premier Benito Musso-
lini met with the supreme national
defense council for the second time
in as many days, but whether the
Austrian situation was discussed
was not learned.
WOULD CLOSE BANKS AGAIN
DETROIT, Feb. 13-(/P)-"All I
could do would be to declare another
bank holiday under the same cir-
cumstances."

ProgramFor
'33 Summer
School Made
Series Of 27 Plays To Be
Presented By Summer
RepertoryPlayers
Prominent Faculty
Men To Give Talks
Trips To Nearby Points
Of Interest Included In
Summer Session Plans
With more than 85 special features
planned for the Summer Session of
1933, including a. new one of "Social
Evenings" at the Michigan League
Building, the program of extra-cur-
ricular activities "has been strength-
ened at every point," according tot
Louis A. Hopkins, director of thef
Summer Session.,
A total of 24 lectures on questions
of contemporary interest will be pre-c
sented by prominent menbers of the
faculty, and 27 productions will be
offered during the season by the
Summer Repertory players.
Plan 10 xcursions
Ten excursions to nearby points of1
interest have been planned, and 13
social evenings will be held at thes
League, a trial of the feature havingE
proven popular last year.E
The series of plays, extending over7
the first seven weeks of the session,
will be given under the auspices of
the department of speech by students
in play production. Thomas Wood
Stevens, professional producer of
plays and pageants, will again be on
the campus to direct the plays.
The entire program, with the ex-
ception of the observatory visits, will
be open to the public as well as to
University students, although admis-
sion will be charged to the plays and
the cost of excursions outside of Ann
Arbor will be based on actual travel-
ing expenses.
ScheduleSix Concerts
Six concerts will be given in Hill
Auditorium during the period by
members of the faculty of the School
of Music, and there will also be sev-
eral band concerts in front of the
library.
The first lecture will be given June
25 by Prof. Preston W. Slosson of
the history department on "Dictator-
ships." The following day Prof. Wil-
liam H. Hobbs, head of the geology
department, will speak on "The Evo-
lution of Method in Polar Explora-
tion," and on June 27 Prof. Henry
F. Adams, of the psychology depart-
ment, will discuss 'A Study of Skill in
Golf."
Varied Speakers Listed
"The Press and Reader Interest"
will be the subject of a talk by Prof.
John L. Brumm, chairman of the de-
partment of journalism, the follow-
ing day. "The Changing Direction of
Evolutionary Thought" will be dis-
cussed by Prof. A. Franklin Shull, of
the zoology department, on July 2.
Prof. James K. Pollock of the polit-
ical science department will lecture
on "Government for Spoils Only,"
July 5, and an illustrated talk, "North
American Archaeology," will be given
by Prof. Carl E. Guthe, director of
the Museum of Anthropology.
On. the following day Prof. Max
S. Handman, of the economics de-
partment will talk on the subject,
"Can and Should American Be Self-
Sufficient?" An illustrated, lecture,
"Honore Daumier," will be presented

by Prof. Bruce M. Donaldson, chair-
man of the department of fine arts,
on, July 11. Illustrated talks will also
be given by Prof. Robert B. Hall, of
the geography department, speaking
on "Some Japanese Cities" July 12,
and by Prof. Wells I. Bennett, of the
College of Architecture, on "Modern
Housing," July 17. "The Monetary
(Continued on Page 6)
City Council Is'
To Act On City
o'
Hall Addition
Meeting in a special session to-
night, the city council will act on
the purchase of additional property
to enlarge the city hall and will con-
vene as a committee of the whole to
discuss the liquor ordinance.
President E. V. Lucas of the coun-
cil, called the meeting of the commit-
tee of the whole to eliminate long
disoencinn relevant ti the liquior

Revival Of Union Opera Is

cialists entrenched themselves in
hine gun nests; they put up an
elentirg battle unto death; all
lable troops were rushed to the
s of greatest fighting.
Police Suffer Also
ve thousand occupants of the*
' Marx Building were said to have
tulated this evening. Police ad-
,ed that they lost 11 dead and 38
ausly wounded in the day-long
bardment.
>ldiers ringed the Sandleiten Hof,
;her Socialist apartment, awaiting
surrender of the occupants. In
populous Floridsdorf area Social-
were forced to retreat from their
tions, fighting tenaciously, to
by Sandlau and Jedlisse.
Airplanes Not In Fight
olice airplanes flew over the city
afternoon. They took no part in
fighting.
owitzers reduced the Karl Marx
.el tenement, the largest in Eu-
and once the home of 2,000 fam-
,to ruins. Fighting there started
laybreak after desultory fighting
ng the night between Socialists
troops.
;reet fighting nearby was so se-
that no one could get near it.
le the shelling was reaching its
ht this afternoon hand-to-hand
bats added to the terror.
and grenades popped from win-
s. Corridors became trenches. Ma-
e guns blazed upon the besiegers
w. Tear gas permeated the vicin-
but it and smaller weapons could'
dislodge the defenders.
g shells then ripped into the con-
e structure. Two floors collapsed.
iiddle arch crumpled. One shell
off a tower as though it were
indling wood.

N. Y. Governor
Introduced By
Reed On Radio
Many Notables To Speak
On Ensuing Broadcasts
On Local Government
NEW YORK, Feb. 13. - (Special)
-"Reviving Local Government," the
seventh series of the "You and Your
Government" broadcasts, was opened
last night over a nationwide Na-
tional Broadcasting Co. hookup by
Gov. Herbert H. Lehman, of this city,
who spoke on "The State and Local
Government." Governor Lehman was
introduced by Prof. Thomnas H. Reed
of the University of Michigan polit-
ical science department, who also
outlined the coming speeches on the
program. Professor Reed spoke from
Detroit.
Among the notables who will speak
on subsequent "You and Your Gov-
ernment" broadcasts are Mayor Fior-
ello H. LaGuardia of New York City;'
Bernard S. Deutsch, president of the
Board of Aldermen of New York City;
Paul Blanshard, commissioner of ac-
counts of New York City; Gov. A.
Harry Moore of New Jersey; Profes-
sor Reed; Prof. Arthur W. Bromage
of the University of Michigan polit-
ical science department; Mayor
Frank Couzens of Detroit, and Arthur
J. Lacy, Detroit attorney.
Others are Harold D. Smith, of Ann
Arbor, Mich., president of the Amer-
ican Municipal Association; Mayor J.
Boyd Thacher, of Albany, N. Y.;
George F. Zook, United States Com-
missioner of Education; Frank Kent,
vice-president of the Baltimore Sun:
and- Howard -P. Jones, secetar of
the National Municipal League.
Union Tryouts
Are Asked To
Meet Thursday
Must Be Eligible Under
University Regulations
Regarding Freshmen
A call to all second semester fresh-
men interested in student committee
work at the Union was issued yester-
day afternoon by Robert A. Saltz-
stein, '34, president, and plans were
made for a meeting of the group to
be held at 4 p. m. Thursday in Room
302.
At this time the nature of Union
work and the various opportunities
open, as well as the merit system in
effect for promotions will be ex-
plained, Saltzstein said.
It was emphasized that in order to
be eligible for this activity the try-
out must have received at least one
"B" and no grades below "C" in his
first semester's work.
More than 60 freshmen are ex-
pected to report and they will be di-
vided equally among the five active
student committees as sub-commit-
teemen. Those who continue Union
work as sophomores will be promoted
to active positions to try out for jun-
ior executive council positions.
The various activities fostered by
the Union student organization in
the past include Good-Will fund
drives, Home-coming and class
games, class elections, week-end
dances, all-campus tournaments, ride
bureaus, discussion forums, all-cam-
pus open houses, and similar events.
Heneman, Pollock
Publish Pamphlet

Approved; Tryouts Are
Have FirstMeeting T

New Students Urged To
Register At Union Today
Men students entering the Uni-
versity for the first time this se-
mester are urged to present their
treasurer's receipts for registration
in the Union at the student of-
fices.
Committeemen will be stationed
in the offices every afternoon from
3 to 5 p. m. for this purpose,fac-
cording to Robert A. Saltzstein,
'34, president.
Saltzstein stated that it would
not be necessary for undergrad-
uates who were in the University
last semester to reregister, unless
they did not do so previously. In
that case they may come in at the
same hours.
Gov. Comstock
T o e Speaker'
H ere Toniht
To Deliver Main Address
At Highway Conference
Session

odi

1,

Hailed by Pres. Alexander G. Ruth-
ven as an "excellent opportunity to
consider the important subject of the
place of religion in daily living," a
three-day conference on the general
topic "Is Religion Necessary?" will
begin at 7:30 p. m. today in the
Union. Dr. Theodore O. Wedel is the
main speaker.
The institute, under the sponsor-
ship of St. Andrews Episcopal
Church, will strive to be essentially
non-sectarian, and will afford stu-
dents and faculty a chance to fully
discuss their views on religion.
Dr. Wedel On Leave
Dr. Wedel, now on leave from his
post as professor of philosophy and
biography at Carleton College, Minn.,
is executive secretary for college work
in the Episcopal church, and is re-
ported to be the most popular man
on the Carleton faculty.
In speaking of the conference,
Dean Joseph A. Bursley said: "I am
taking a real interest in this meet-
ing. In my opinion, it will serve to
further consideration of one of the
most important phases of a student's
life."
President Ruthven, who will in-
troduce Dr. Wedel at tonight's ses-
sion, said of his visit: "It will give
students and faculty an excellent op-
portunity to consider together, and
with a thoughtful man, the impor-
tant subject of the place of religion
in daily living."
Dinner Is Planned
Besides speaking in the Union, Dr.
Wldel will hold group discussions in
Harris Hall and will speak next Sun-
day morning in St. Andrews Church.
A tea and reception will be given for
him at 4 p. m. today in Harris Hall,
while 60 faculty members have been
invited for a dinner there Friday
night.
The joint committee of faculty and
students in charge of arrangements
for Dr. Wedel's visit is composed of
the following: Dean Bursley, Dean
Alice Lloyd, Prof. and Mrs. Charles
F. Remer, Dr. and Mrs. Theophil Ra-
phael, Prof. Harvey D. Rohrer, Dr.
Edward W. Blakeman, W. Lloyd Ber-
ridge, Prof. Charles T. Olmstead, and
Herbert G. Watkins, all of the fac-
ulty. The students are Margaret Ar-

i

Milton Peterson, Forme
Assistant D ir e c t o r (
Operas, Is In Charge
Production Will Be
On Smaller Scal

Gov. William A. Comstock w-ill bej
the main speaker at the banquet to-
night in the Union of the twentieth
annual Michigan Highway Confer-j
ence which began its three-day ses-
sion here yesterday. Governor Com-'
stock's subject was not announced.
Other speakers at the banquet,
which is to be at 6:30 p. m., will be
President Alexander G. Ruthven, Col.
Willard T. Chevalier, publishing di-
rector of the Engineering News-Rec-
ord, New York, and R. M. Foley of
the State Highway Department. Ad-
ditional meetings of the conference
will be held at 9:30 a. m. and 2 p. m.
today..
At a meeting last night devoted to
a discussion of various types of low
cost roads, Frank T. Sheets, consult-
ing engineer of Chicago, told his au-
dience that concrete roads must be
built with an eye to the volume and
type of traffic they will carry just as
are bridges.
R. B. Traver, New York highway
engineer, spoke of the possibilities of
high-grade treated gravel roads such
as are being adopted in some parts of
his state, and J. T. Pauls of the U. S.
Bureau of Public Roads described va-
rious types of low-cost bituminous
surfaces.
Traffic studies were the chief topic
of discussion at morning and after-
noon meetings yesterday. Prof. W.
Sherman Smith of the University of
Toledo discussed rural traffic acci-
dents in Michigan.
The morning meeting today, to be
held in the Union, and the afternoon
session, in Room 348 West Engineer-
ing Building ,will take up problems
of civil works employment in con-
nection with highway projects. C.
Clarence Weiss, State director of the
National Re-employment Service, and
Fred R. Johnson, director of the State
Emergency Welfare Relief Commis-
sion, will speak in the morning,
Houses Warned
To Submit Lists
Of New Initiates

Book Is Based On Plot B:
7 Students; Name An
Date To Be Announced
The Union Opera, for 24 years on!
of the most colorful events on tl
Michigan campus, will be revived th
semester. After a lapse of four year
the Committee on Theatre Policy an
Practice decided yesterday to appro
the Opera's resumption.
Milton Peterson, who was connec
ed with former operas from 192
through 1926, will direct the produ
tion. In addition to the services h
rendered as assistant director, '
wrote "Tamborine," the 1925 oper
and "Front Page Stuff," the 19
production. For the past three yea
he has been in New York City wit
Vincent Youman, producer and son
writer. One of the latters best know
tunes is "Tea For Two."
All Students Eligible
Tryouts are to begin today and a
men students eligible to take part
extra-curricular activities may con
pete for the parts. Students inte
ested will meet between 2 and 5 p. r
today and tomorrow in Room 305
the Union.
The title of the opera has not be
announced as yet, but Robert .
Saltzstein, '34, president of the Uno;
said that the book is completed ar
is based on a plot by Thomas Powei
'34, managing editor of the Gargoyl
WGilliam Brownson, 34; 'johan '
Bntig -'6B Eni Hall, '35,of ti
Gargoyle staff; and Brackley Sha'
'34, Al Newman, '34, and Arthur Ca
stens, '35, city editor, sports editc
and sports assistant, respectively,
The Daily.
To Resemble Oldest Operas
Resumption of the opera will fti
it produced on a less extravaga
scale than became the practice in tJ
last years it was given. It will be
reversion to the operas of 1910 rath
than to that of 1929, in that it w
be smaller, farcical, and will perta
more to current student conditions.
In the last few years the present
tion became a national event a
travelled as far east as New Yo
during the Christmas tour. One ye
30,000 people saw the opera duri
the entire tour, setting an all-tii
attendance record.
Plans for the revival of the ope
originated with the Union Board
Directors and Mimes, backed
groups of interested students. App
val of the submitted plans was a
nounced by Prof. Herbert L. Keny
secretary of the Committee on T
ater Policy and Practice.
Waltz Is General Manager
General manager of the producti
will be Stanley G. Waltz, acting ma
ager of the Union, while organizati
details not pertaining directly to t
actual presentation will be hand:
through the Union's Executive Cot
cil. Financial backing for the venti
is being furnished by the Union. 'I
date of the production, as well
the name of the book, will be a
nounced in the near future, Saltzst
I said.
English Journal Club
Will Meet On Frid

. .

tese Drama

Shown

vie Group
inema League will pre-
Express" Thursday, Fri-
turday evenings of this
a Mendelssohn Theatre
on Parade" and Walter
d Piper of Hamelin" as
ions.
ire picture, 'China Ex-
ected by Illya Trauberg,
director and disciple of
tein, the Russian direc-
nnwnto cwgt is nodue

"The Hitler Decrees" is the title
of a newly issued pamphlet by Prof.
James K. Pollock and Harlow J.
Heneman of the political science de-
partment.
In "The Hitler Decrees" the auth-
ors present a translation of "the
most important and characteristic
laws which have been put into effect
in recent months in Germany," ac-
cording to the preface. The object
of the pamphlet is to "present in
convenient form documents which

Grades Of Pledges Will Be
Checked And Returned
To Fraternities In14 Days
Fraternities should submit lists of
the- men whom they wish to initiate
to the dean of student's office, Room
4, University Hall, according to an
announcement made yesterday by
Dean Joseph A. Bursley.
These lists will be checked against
the grades which the pledges re-
ceived and will be returned to the
houses as soon as they are ready.
Because of a possible delay in the
clerical work of preparing the lists,
houses have been warned that at
least three or four days will prob-
ably be required before the lists are
checked.
It would aid in the work if the

The English Journal Club will h
its February meeting Friday at 4
p. m. in the Women's League. '
general subject is "The Value of
litical History in the Interpreta
of Literature."
Discussions on this topic will
made by Helene Cassidy and P
Leedy. Miss Cassidy will disc
"The Heavenly City of the Ei
teenth Century" while Mr. Leedy
speak on the "Political Ideas of
English Romantics."
The program is open to the p
lic beginning at 4:15 p. m. A
minute business session will prec
the discussion.
Litzenberg Returns Fro
Denmark Tol UniVerr.

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