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The Weather
Partly cloudy and rather4Mic
cold today; tomorrow fair and Mid

higan Spirit and Loyalty . .
-Week Victorianism ... .

U. S. Will Ask
Death Penalty
For Kidnaper
To Invoke Lindbergh Law
Against Abductors Of
Mrs. Alice Stoll
Father And Wife
Of Robinson Named
Louisville Woman Firm In
Keeping Silence Pledge
To Robinson
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 17 -G')-
The death penalty for the kidnaping
of Mrs. Alice B. Stoll was demanded
today by the United States govern-
Forces moved swiftly. Federal
agents concentrated on their search
for the man named as the mad kid-
naper - Thomas H. Robinson, Jr.,
of Nashville.
Robinson, who once worked for the
Stoll Oil Co. here, was held by United
States District Attorney Thomas J.
Starks as liable to the extreme penal-
ty under the Lindbergh law. .As
amended it authorizes execution when
the victim is injured.
Warrants Name Three
The warrants asserted that "Thom-
as Henry Robinson, Jr., alias John W.
Ward, alias Thomas W. Kennedy,
Mrs. Frances Robinson and Thomas
Henry Robinson, Sr., unlawfully, wil-
fully and felonously did kidnap, aid
and abet each other in the kidnaping
of Mrs. Alice Speed Stoll."
Mrs. Robinson was arraigned and
held in $50,000 bond late today. Hear-
ing in the case was set for Oct. 26,
by Commissioner Dailey. Mrs. Rob-
inson demanded an attorney and was
told that would be arranged later.
A copy of the warrant naming the
elder Robinson was sent to Nashville,
the family's home.
The lawyer added that he would
"not necessarily" wait for the cap-
ture of the junior Robinson.
Keeps Pledge of Silence
Mrs. Stoll promised her psycho-
pathic kidnaper she would not tell
of her experiences for 24 hours' after
he released her. She was described
as having no intention of telling any-i
thing that might hinder the kidnaper.
Mrs. Stoll, however, was willing to
tell of some of her experiences. Rather
than risk the man brooding and pos-
sibly becoming dangerous, she en-
gaged him in discussion of Comnun-
ism, religion and higher mathematics.
He was well informed on these and
kindred subjects, she said, but she be-
lieved he had maniacal tendencies.
From another source, the Rev. E.
Arnold Clegg, Indianapolis pastor who
helped return Mrs. Stoll, came the
statement that when she introduced
Mrs. Robinson she said, "This woman
has saved my life."
Thought Death Was Near
However, several times while Mrs.
Stoll was in the hands of the kidnap-
er, she thought she was going to die,
her husband, Berry V. Stoll, disclosed
late today.
Stoll, wealthy young oil man, ex-
plained that the abductor bound and
gagged Mrs. Stoll so tightly with ad-
hesive tape every time he left the
Indianapolis apartment where she
was held prisoner, that she nearly
"I thought I was going to die," she
said. He had slugged her before
snatching her from home last Wed-
nesday for $50,000 ransom.
"The kidnaper shut her up in a
dark closet after binding and gagging

her, and left her there so long she
sometimes feared he might never
come back."
O'Ne11 To Address
Indiana Teachers
Prof. J. M. O'Neill of the speech de-
partment will address the Indiana
Teachers Convention today in Fort
Wayne, Ind., on the subject "Twenty
Years of Speech Correction in Amer-
ican Universities."
This autumn marks the twentieth
anniversary of the opening of the first
speech clinic with associated courses
in speech correction in the universi-
ties of the United States. The first
such clinic was established in the
University of Wisconsin while Pro-
fessor O'Neill was chairman of the
department of speech in that univer-
sity. The first director was Dr.
Smiley Blanton, now president of the
American Society for the Study of
Speech Disorders.

Federal Agents Name Him Stoll Kidnaper

This Associated Press picture provides a closeup of Thomas H.
Robinson, Jr., of Nashville, Tenn., former insane asylum inmate, who
was named by Federal agents as the kidnaper of Mrs. Alice Speed Stoll
of Louisville, who was found six days after her abduction.

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Secure 1,500 Foster Opens
Signatures On Lectures With
Ward Petitions Address Here'
United Front Committee U.S. Adviser Says Buyer IsI
Plans Mass Meeting For Hampered By A Lack Of
Tomorrow Night Purchasing Power
Announcement that 1,500 signa- Two fundamental problems which
tures have been secured on the Willis confront the consumer were discussed
Ward petitions and'that a mass meet- yesterday by William Trufant Foster1
ing will be held tomorrow night were in the first of this year's University
highlights revealed yesterday in the lectures, "The Consumer's Problem."
campaign of the Ward United Front Speaking to an audience of about
Committee, at a meeting of the Na- 400 in the Natural Science Audito-3
tional Student League in the Union. rium, Mr. Foster said that the con-i
The meeting will be held at 8 p.m. sumer is restrained from "doing his
tomorrow in the Natural Science Au- part" by the lack of purchasing powers
ditorium. Prof. Harold J. McFarlan, and by his ignorance of how to get
of the engineering college, the Rev. the most out of the purchasing powerI
Harold P. Marley, of the Unitarian available.
Church, Davis Hobbs, '35L, and Abner Consumer Not Represented a
Morton, Grad., have been scheduled Until recently, the speaker said,
as speakers at the meeting. there has at no time been any at-;
Invitations will also be extended to j tempt to represent the consumer, al-
Coach Harry Kipke and Athletic Di- though labor and industry are always;
rector Fielding H. Yost to appear at represented in government. The belief
the meeting to explain their stand was held that "consumption was auto-
on the question. matically controlled by production,
A letter addressed to the United and that since everyone was a con-
Front committee and supporting its sumer, there need be no representa-
advocacy of Ward's participation in tive. However," he said, "It has al-
the Georgia Tech game was received ways been the case in the long run
yesterday from Margaret H. Kruke, that if either labor or capital is al-
'26, former secretary of the Dearborn lowed to have its way without taking
Michigan Alumnae Association. into consideration the interests of the
The letter read, in part, "I am consumer, in the end they forget their
unalterably opposed to any form of own interests, which lie in the con-
racial discrimination. Personally, I sumer.''
think the University of Michigan At this point the speaker differen-
should cancel the Georgia Tech- game tiated between the interests of labor,
if that institution is so un-American capital, and consumption, with the in-
in its policies." terests of public welfare as still a
A telegram was sent recently to the fourth factor in business. All of the
Georgia Tech student newspaper by first three must be considered for the
a member of the N.S.L., demanding its sake of the fourth, he said.
attitude toward Ward's participation "For a long time it was the belief
in the'game, but no reply has been re- of economists," said the speaker, "that
ceived yet. all we had to do was to see that'
the goods were produced. Distribution
R.O.T.C. Schedules would take care of itself. This, how-
ever, has been refuted.
Five Rifle Matches Buyer Central Figure1
"The consumer is the central figure1
in this complicated business. Con-
The R.O.T.C. rifle team has five sumption regulates production - the
meets scheduled to date, Capt. R. E. buyer rings the bell!" He pointed out
Hardy, coach of the team, announced that it has never been the inability
yesterday. of the capitalist to produce that has
Of these meets, all will be conduct- slowed progress, but instead the in-
ed by telegraph, Captain Hardy add- ability of the, consumer to buy the
ed, as all are at such a distance as to commodity. "During the early stages
make shoulder to shoulder matches of the depression," said Mr. Foster,
practically impossible. "$9,000,000,000 of purchasing power
The first will be with Oregon State disappeared. This is what the govern-
Agricultural college. No definite date ment is attempting to replace with the
has been set as yet. Following the program of public works. The chief
Oregon State meet will come the interest of the consumer at present
University of Missouri, then Creigh- is the management of the monetary
ton University of Omaha, Nebraska. and credit system so that there shall
Washington University of St. Louis, be a steady flow of consumption in-
Mo., and the Alabama Polytechnic creasing proportionately with the in-
Institute will complete the schedule. crease in production, and so that 95
In addition to these, Captain Hardy per cent of the consumers are always
stated, the team will fire in the Corps ready to buy more."
Area, and Hearst Trophy matches. He maintained that business has
Complete organization of the team been choked to death by the dwindling
will not be made until the freshmen of wages. The producer is not at
members of thee untlh fault; far more is known now about
membersoftheR....havec producing wealth than five years ago.

Council -S et s
Election Dates
For Classes
Will Be On Succeeding
Wednesdays Following
Oct. 31
Plan Pep Meeting
For Illinois Game
Name Oct. 27 As Date For
Homecoming; Games To
Be Staged
At a meeting of the executive com-
mittee of the Undergraduate Council
last night in the Union definite dates
were set for the election of class of-
ficers and plans were laid for a pep
meeting on the Friday before the
Illinois-Michigan game.
The elections will be held each suc-
ceeding Wednesday beginning with
Oct. 31, according to an announce-
ment made by Carl Hilty, '35, presi-
dent of the Council. The order will
be senior, junior, sophomore, and
Ancient rivalries between the fresh-
man and sophomore classes will be
renewed this year, as is traditional
the week-end of the annual fall home-
coming, which has been definitely set
by the Council for Oct. 27, the date
of the Illinois-Michigan football
The planning and supervision of
both the homecoming celebration and
the fall games is under the direction
of the Union, and plans are now
being formulated for the week-end.
It has been unofficially stated by
members of the Council that prizes,
probably cups, will be awarded in the
fraternity house decration contest
and for the fratern ty having the
greatest number of its first year men
present for the games,
A marked revival ip class rivalry,
both last spring and this fall, has
been evidenced by the nderclassmen.
No official raids have as yet been
staged, but caucuses have been held
or are being planned by each of the
two und'erclasses: -
The games, which will be held on]
South Ferry Field, will consist of the
usual three events, cane spree, tilt-
ing, and the flag rush. In the first
one, six individual contests are held
in which each man tries to wrest an
axe handle from his opponent. 1
In the tilting, picked teams are
mounted on wooden horses and given
gunny sacks full of straw with which
to knock their opponents from their'
horses. In the flag rush, freshmen
are stationed around three greased
posts. Sophomores may rush any or
all of them in their attempts to get
the flags.
Deputies Nab Tire
Thieves With Loot
A 48-hour vigil at an unpretentious
chicken house near Ann Arbor brought
its reward to three deputy sheriffs
Wednesday. The three officers, George
Randel, Tom Knight, and Clarence
Snyder, captured a pair of alleged
Detroit tire thieves and recovered
new tires valued at $2,500.
The sheriff's office was tipped off
Monday that the tires had been un-
loaded at a farm on the Territorial
road and stored in the chicken house.
The three deputies took up their vigil,
and shortly before noon Wednesday
were rewarded. Thomas Curtin, 39,
of 4721 Third St., and John Gump,

34, of 71 W. Willis St. appeared. They
declared they were "business men,"
but the deputies found the key to
the padlock on the chicken house in
their car.

Big Ten Track
Meet May Be
In Ann Arbor
Inability Of Other Schools
To Draw Crowds Cause
Of Change In Site
Northwestern Has
Held Meet In Past
Event Will Be Of Interest
Here As Michigan May
Battle Ohio For Title
Michigan may be host to the an-
nual Big Ten Outdoor Track and
Field Meet next May as the result of
a campaign carried on by a number
of prominent University alumni and
The Daily to get athletic officials to
issue the necessary invitation.
Prof. Ralph W. Aigler, who is both
chairman of the University board in
control of physical education and the
Big Ten faculty representative, is in
favor of holding the meet here.
If the board in control agrees Di-
rector Fielding H. Ydst will proffer in-
vitations to the athletic directors of
all other Conference schools. Then
the December gathering of faculty
representatives will, in all probability,
follow the advice of their respective
athletic directors and the 1934 Con-
ference track meet will be held in
Ann Arbor.
Lack Of Champions
The necessity of a change in loca-
tion for the Big Ten meet has been
felt for several years due to the in-
ability of the schools in the Chicago
district to produce championship
squads. For the last seven years, in
fact, Northwestern University has
been host to the meet. Northwestern
was favored at first because of its
central location and its willingness
to offer the facilities of Evanston to
the other Conference schools.
But the past few years have seen
a change in Conference sentiment.
In order to stimulate the gate receipts,
track officials have been compelled
6 offe~fratire "attractions such as
beauty contests and have even gone
so far as to run the dashes around
curves. When such measures must
be resorted to Michigan alumni think
it is time for a change of location.
Track, they think, is a great enough
sport in itself not to be put on a basis
of cheap commercialism.
The peculiar part of the situation
centers about the fact that North-
western has not particularly wanted
the track meet recently. It has only
been the failure of the other Big Ten
schools to offer their facilities that
has caused the Evanston officials to
keep the meet year after year, by is-
suing the only invitation.
Capital Idea
To hold the meet at Ann Arbor,
where one of the fastest cinder paths
in the country is located, would, in
the opinion of Coach Charlie Hoyt,
be a capital idea. With the track title
likely to be decided between Michigan
and Ohio State in a brilliant contest
between Willis Ward of the Wolver-
ines and Jesse Owens of O.S.U. no
more fitting spot could be picked than
Ferry Field.
The weather here in May is gener-
ally above reproach and the meet
should draw a large attendance.
The only possible objection to Ann
Arbor as the site of the meet is the
distance that must be traveled by the
Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa
teams. Michigan, however, has not

served as host to the Conference since
1923, and it is certain that no better
year could be chosen than this one,
alumni believe, when she may battle
Ohio State for the title.

Leaves Note Donating
Body To Hospital
Research Purposes

-Associated Press Photo
Robert M. Hutchins, 35-year-old
president of the University of Chica-
go, was mentioned as a likely choiceI
for a key post in the new NRA setup,
possibly to lead the task of giving in-
dustries larger responsibilities in en-
forcing their codes.
Aged Detroiter
May Die After
Suicide Attempt

May Take NRA Job


Daniel W. Shives, 72 years old, of1
118 Michigan Ave., Detroit, lay nearj
death early this morning as the re-
sult of a suicide. attempt last night in
the orderly room of the University
Hospital.. .
A note was found in his pocket,
stating that "I donate my body to the
University Hospital for research pur-
After shooting himself in the head
with a :38 calibre revolver; Shives re-
gained consciousness long enough to
tell Harry Steinberg, hospital orderly,
his name, that he was broke, and thatj
he had no relatives.
The bullet went in the left temple1
and narrowly missed the brain. He1
was rushed to the operating room
where the lead was removed.]
It was not known how he ob-
tained entrance to the orderly room,
which is in the sub-basement of the r
District Rotary
Clubs Send 100
To Meet Here
More than 100 Rotarians from 53
clubs in the twenty-third district of
Rotary International met yesterday
at the Union for a combined after-
noon and evening session.
The twenty-third district includes
territory as far north as Alpena, and
as far east as London, Ont. Members
from these places as well as nearly
every city in between were present.
Presidents of the various clubs as
well as district officials spoke, and
a report on the progress of Rotary
was made by various officials.
Bishop Frederick B. Fisher of the
Central Methodist Church in Detroit,
formerly of Ann Arbor, was schedul-
ed to address the Rotarians at the
evening banquet, but at the last min-
ute was unable to be present. Bishop
Fisher was a member of the local club
while serving his pastorate here.
Edwin C. Goddard, president of the
Ann Arbor club, had a prominent part
in the convention, leading a discus-
sion at the general assembly in the
afternoon. George Lewis, district
secretary, had general charge of the
Professors L. J. Young, Robert
Craig, Jr., and Shirley W. Allen of the
department of forestry and conserva-
tion have just returned from the an-
nual meeting of the Central States
Section of the Society of American
Foresters which was held at Harris-
burg, Ill.
Michigan Yells
Students are urged to learn the
Daily beginning today, before the

Jr. College
Heads Will

Meet Here
Sessions O f Association
Will Open At 10:30
A. M. Tomorrow
Faculty Members
To Address Group
Visiting Professors May
Visit Classes While On
Opening the first meeting of an
all-day session with a series of ad-
dresses by distinguished University
faculty men, the Michigan Association
of Junior Colleges will convene to-
morrow in various campus buildings.
Under the guidance of President
William S. Shattuck, dean of the Flint
Junior College, the convention will
open at 10:30 a.m. in Room 25 Angell
Hall, where the heads of the various
educational institutions will hear M.
M. Van Every of the State department
of public instruction speak on "Trends
in College Enrollment."
Dr. William W. Bishop, University
librarian, will also address this session,
speaking on "The Junior College Li-
brary." A general discussion will fol-
low the speeches. \
Prof. Charles C. Fries of the English
department, editor of the Early Mod-
ern English Dictionary, will address
the members of the convention at
luncheon at 12:15 in the League on
"Some Significant Developments in
College Education."
Section Conferences
Beginning at 2 p.m., the conven-
tion will divide itself into section con-
ferences, each to be addressed by a
prominent speaker in the field.
Prof. Erich A. Walter of the English
department will address the English
sectional conference in Room 2203
Angell Hall on "Some Aspects of Mod-
ern Prose."
Prof. Camillo P. Merlino of the
romance language department will
speak to the conference on ,foreign
languages in-Room 231 Angell Hall, on
"Main Currents in Italian Literature,"
in which he will discuss outstanding
figures in the development of the
Italian language, from Dante down to
the present Fascist Italy. Following
the address Professor Merlino will
lead a discussion on points suggested
by'the lecture as well as any matters'
relative to general Italian culture.
"The Reorganization of State Gov-
ernment in Michigan" will be the topic
to be discussed by Prof. Arthur W.
Bromage of the political science de-
partment, before the convention of
history and the social sciences in
Room D, Haven Hall.
Baker Will Speak
'Recent Advances in Atomic
Physics" will be discussed by Prof.
Ernest F. Barker of the physics de-
partment, at the session of the Science
division in Room 2054 Natural Science
Building. Professor Barker will par-
ticularly refer to recent develop-
ments in experiments on radio-ac-
The mathematics group will as-
semble in Room 2116 Natural Science
Building, and will be addressed by
Prof. Louis Clark Plant, of Michigan
State College. .
All sectional meetings are scheduled
in the rooms assigned for 2 p.m.,
and speakers are to be followed by
general discussion from the floor.
The question to be discussed in Jun-
ior College debating in 1935 will be
decided in the Debating League con-
ference at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2215
Angell Hall, and at the same time,
members of the Michigan Junior Col-
lege Athletic Conference will assemble
in Room 2029 Angell Hall.
Dinner At Union
Wives and other guests of conven-
tion delegates are to assemble at 6:30

p.m. at the Administrator's Dinner at
the Michigan Union. "The State Edu-
cational Program of the FERA" will
be the subject of an address by Orin
W. Kaye, director of Emergency Edu-
cation in Michigan, and State Senator
William Palmer of Flint, will discuss
"The Junior College in the State Pro-
gram of Higher Education."
Junior College faculty.members are
invited to visit classes of the Univer-
sity in session, and all persons on the
campus interested in the meetings are
welcome to attend the afternoon con-
ference sessions.
Vaphio Cups Are
Shown In Museum
One of the new exhibits featured at
th M11fi, Q11of -CV( a ciran1A'nh a

Rosa Ponselle Has Been Local
Favorite Since 1919 Festival

Rosa Ponselle, the celebrated so-
prano of the Metropolitan Opera
Company, who will inaugurate the
Choral Union Concert Series of 1934-
35, Wednesday, has long been a fav-
orite artist here.
Miss Ponselle made her Ann Arbor
debut in 1919, shortly after she had
startled New York music-goers, com-
ing up from almost musical obscurity.
After a surprisingly short period of
study in New York, she astounded
critics and music-lovers alike through
her artistry.
Enrico Caruso, the immortal ten-
or, was particularly enthused over her
. .. :-. - 1 n n i n o

to recall the fine performance she
Not until 1927 did Miss Ponselle
again appear in Ann Arbor, when she
made further triumph at the May
Festival of that year. 'In the fall of.
1928, she appeared in song recital,
opening the Choral Union series for
the season, and again in 1932 she was
heard in recital.
Last spring Miss Ponselle had three
spots on the Festival program and
scored a tremendous success on each
Her concert Wednesday night will
mark the sixth time that this star
has appeared here.
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