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Editorials
Pretty Lively For A Corpse.
Federal Government To The
Rescue ..

VOL. XLV. No. 3 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1934

PRICE FIVE CENTS

General Johnson
Resigns Post Of
Recovery Leader

Resignation Immediately
Accepted By President
At HydePark Home
Pressing Private
Duties Is Reason
Revision of Program To
Come Within Few Days,
Report Reveals
HYDE PARK, N. Y., Sept. 25- (P)
-The resignation of Recovery Ad-
ministrator Hugh S. Johnston came
late today and was immediately ac-
cepted by President Roosevelt.
It was made plain that today's
designation of Johnson was far from
the first time the NRA chief has tried
to quit. Several times before, John-
son has submitted iformally and
verbally to the President his resigna-
tion. It was never before accepted.
Today the recovery leader revealed
his reasons in some measure for giv-
ing up his job, pointing to pressing
private work.
Johnson in his letter called the
President's attention to the fact the
NRA was being reorganized and under
the scheduled reorganization setup
he felt his own job was superfluous.
He assured the Chief Executive of his
continued friendship, and that should
he be called on again to serve the
New Deal, he would be ready to do so.
President Accepts
President Roosevelt in accepting
Johnson's resignation, said that he
felt that the NRA had fulfilled its
first phase of usefulness, and that the
time has come for revision. It was
made plain that this reorganization
will come perhaps within the next
few days. It was indicated that the
President plans within the next few
days, after he arrives in Washing-
itn tir itf,6WV'£6s "{ohion and
have a talk with him concerning the1
NRA.
Johnson, before going out of office
on Oct. 15, will make a final report
to the President, and it was obvious
from the letters making the resigna-
tion and acceptance plain today that
this report will to some extent chart
the course of the big recovery unit in
the future.
The resignation will become effect-
ive on Oct. 15. For the present the
President has no other job for the
Recovery Administrator who has
served 15 months under the New Deal
and whose work created the Blue
Eagle of the NRA.
In Letter Form
The resignation came in the form
of a letter to the President and was
accepted by Mr. Roosevelt in another
letter which complimented Johnson
on his hard work and assured the
NRA chieftan of continued friend-.
ship.
The President's letter of acceptance
follows:
"Dear Hughie:
"It is bec use you and I have felt
for some time that NRA has fulfilled
its first phase and calls for revision
of its. organization, that I am ac-
cepting your resignation, to take
effect Oct. 15, as you suggest, in or-
der that you may study the records
preliminary to the making of your
final report.
"I repeat what I have so often said
to you-that I am happy not only in
our friendship and your loyalty, but
that in a time of great stress and
fear your courage, enthusiasm and
energy were a very potent factor in
restarting a stalled machine. More
than that it will always be remember-
ed that under the NRA, in only a
little over a year, accomplished long
overdue reforms in our social and
business structures. The elimination
of child labor, the recognition of the
principles of a fair wage and of col-
lective bargaining, and the first ef-

forts to eliminate unfair practices
within business-these, among many
others; are chalked up to your credit.
Suggests Rest
"I hope much that during these
next few months you will get a thor-
oughly deserved rest, and that then
you will be able to help me further
in the new duties and new tasks of
public service.
"I shall see you in Washington very
soon.
"Faithfully yours,
"FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT."

Quits

HUGH S. JOHNSON

NVew Edition Of
Directory Will
Appear Oct. 15

Lindbergh At
Investigation
Of Suspect
Colonel Flies From West
As Authorities Disclose
New Evidence
To Appear Before
Grand Jury Today
Governor Of New Jersey
Says State Will Charge
Suspect With Murder
(Copyright, 1934, by The Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Sept. 25- () -Fly-
ing in from the west; Col. and Mrs.
Charles A. Lindbergh were back to-
night to aid the revived investiga-
tion into the murder and kidnaping
of their first child as authorities an-
nounced discovery of important new
evidence against Bruno Richard
Hauptmann, accused recipient of the
ransom.
Col. Lindbergh was to appear to-
morrow "before the grand jury con-
sidering extortion charges against
Hauptmann.
Coincident with the arrival of the
Lindberghs from the Pacific coast,
Gov. A. Harry Moore of New Jersey
declared his state stood ready to try
the suspect on charges of kidnaping
and murder.
The flying couple landed at Tren-
-ton only a few hours after police had
found, jotted down on a hidden closet
panel in Hauptmann's Bronx home,
the private telephone number and
address of Dr. John F. Condon. Dr.
Condon was the "Jafsie" who as in-
termediary paid the $50,000 ransom
for the child, then thought to be
still alive.
On another board in the same
closet investigators found a series of
figures which they said might be
serial numbers of the ransom money.
District Attorney Samuel J. Foley,
submitting the two panels to the
grand jury declared the prisoner had
admitted authorship of the memor-
anda. He gave as his reasons for
mrraking the. penciled notation, po-
ice said, an "interest" in the Lind-
bergh kidnaping.
" Where did you get that telephone
number?" the prosecutor said he ask-
ed Hauptmann.
"'From the newspapers,'" he quot-
ed the stolid suspect as replying.
The chain of circumstances which
authorities hope will link Haupt-
mann to the abduction as well as to
the $50,000 ransom extortion, was
further strengthened by two other
major developments:
1-The disclosure by Department
of Justice agents that the footprints
of the one-time machine-gunner in
the German Army are similar to those
found in the earth about the Hope-
well (N. J.) home of the Lindberghs.
2-The discovery in the garage of
Hauptmann's home of nails similar
in size and markings to those used
in construction of the ladder, up
which the kidnaper climbed to steal
the baby from his crib.
As the minute search of the Haupt-
mann home brought forth the new
evidence - District Attorney Foley
conducted another line of witnesses
before the Grand Jury, seeking a
quick indictment of the former car-
penter on the extortion charges.
MSC ENROLLMENT 3,258
Enrollment at Michigan State Col-
lege is announced as 41 short of 1931,
when 3,299 students attended.

Merchants Sad As
Requiem Is Sung
For Pot Funeral
While the Executive Council was
chanting a requiem yesterday for the
last of the pots, campus merchants
found themselves rendering quite a
different type of tune - a dirge, in
fact, all because of bloated stocks
of the diminutive skull contraptions.
Relying on the action of the last
year's council, which decided to re-
quire an annual observance of the
degrading practice from the opening
of school until Thanksgiving, many
stores had already secured their pots
and were anticipating a rushing busi-
ness in view of the unusually large
enrollment.
Some merchants expressed the hope
that some freshmen would continue
of their own accord to maintain the
"ancient and honorable tradition."
As a final selection the chorus ren-
dered that old favorite, "Oh, Bring
Back My Bonnet To Me!"
New Plan Set
For Freshman
Lecture Series
Entire Group Of Talks To
Be Given During First1
Three Weeks
Inaugurating a new plan in fresh-
man physical education, Dr. Warren
G. Forsythe, director of the Health
Service, concluded the series of health
knowledge tests yesterday before
starting the series of six health lec-
tures.
"Formerly," Dr. Forsythe said, "the
lectures were given haphazardly
throughout the year, but following the
policy proposed by the faculty com-
mittee investigating health educa-
tion, the lectures 'will be given con-
secutively the first three weeks of
school."
Under the new plan lectures are
repeated six times so as to give all
freshmen the chance to be present.
The first, third, and fifth lectures
are given at 3, 4. and 5 p.m. on the
first three Mondaysand Tuesdays of
the school year, and the second,
fourth and sixth at the same time
on the first three Thursdays and
Fridays.
Lectures this year will be given by
both Dr. Maurice McGarvey, fresh-
man class doctor, and Dr. Forsythe.
Attendance. is compulsory for R.O.-
T.C. students and members of athletic
squads as well as members of the
various gym classes.
For the first time, an examination
covering the material discussed will
be given at the concluson of the
course, and any failures will be re-
ferred to Dr. George A. May, director
of freshmen physical education, for
action. Students will be expected to
take notes on the lectures, which will
be collected and checked at the end of
each class.
FERA Applicants Must
File Employment Cards
Those applying for employment
under the FERA must file employ-
ment record cards at the office in
University Hall before assign-
ments will be made, and those
failing to do so within a reasonable
time will be dropped from the
eligible list to provide for others.
FERA Committee
University Hall.

Orders Being Taken
Booklet Of Student.
Faculty Names

For
And

The -1934-35 edition of the Stu-
dent Directory will be offered for
campus sale by Oct. 15, barring un-
foreseen delays, according to an an-
nouncement made by Foster Camp-
bell, '36, editor.
At that time the directory will be
sold on campus for three or four days
at the regular price of past years, $1.
Orders may now be placed for copies
at the business offices of the Michi-
ganensian, S t u d e n t Publications
Building, Maynard Street.
The directory will contain a com-
plete list of students and faculty with
their addresses and telephone num-
bers, and in the case of the latter,
their positions, offices, and office tele-
phone numbers.
There is also a full list of all uni-
versity organizations, including namesI
of the members of each group. t
Freshmen Form
Permanent Club
At Rendezvous
Closed Dance To Be Held
Friday Night For Club
Members
For the first time a permanent club
has been formed by the freshmen
men who attended the Rendezvous
Camp. At the completion of the
Camp this year the Rendezvous Club
was begun. Robert Dunn, '38, of
Toledo, was elected president, Robert
Baxlay, '38, vice-president; William
Boles, '38, secretary, and Fred Cush-
ing, '38, treasurer.
A closed dance has been planned
for this Friday night, Sept. 28, for
the club members at Lane Hall. Al
Cowan's orchestra will furnish the
music.
The sixth annual Freshman Rend-
ezvous Camp was held from Friday,
Sept. 14, until Sunday, Sept. 16, at
Patterson Lake, 30 miles northwest
of Ann Arbor.
Each year approximately 100 boys
are selected by the Student Christian
Association from the incoming fresh-
man class. The basis of selection of
the boys is high preparatory school
scholarship and leadership. These
boys are then invited to attend the
Rendezvous Camp, whose aim is to
increase fellowship among the fresh-
men men, and to pre-advance the
Orientation Week.

FERA To Pay
Out $13,545
October 5, 6
814 Student Workers Will
Receive First Federal
Payment Here
Six Hundred Wait
For Jobs To Open
Director Gram Is Pleased
With Way Placements
Are Handled
The first $13,545 which is allotted
to the University every month to pay
the 814 students employed by the
FERA here will be handed out Friday
and Saturday, October 5 and 6, it was
announced yesterday by Harold S.
Anderson, cost accountant of the
building -and grounds department.
Mr. Anderson stressed the fact that
under the new system of counting
time, all the slips must be in by
October 1. As the state FERA head-
quarters only will make one payment
per month to the University, no
supplementary payroll will be issued
as was the case last year.
With the figures mounting daily,
Miss Elizabeth Smith, in charge of
FERA placements, in her new tem-
porary office, yesterday put the num-
ber of students employed at 814.
More than 600 are on the waiting
list The only chance these have of
getting jobs, officials state, is where
those already employed may drop out,
or for some reason or other be
dropped.
Of those already employed under
the FERA, 370 are new students. Al-
together there are 622 men working
as compared with the 192 women.
Prof. Louis M. Gram, head of the
department of civil engineering and
director of the University, committee
on FERA, expressed himself as "very
pleased with the way the rush has
been handled." Not a single "chiseler"
has as yet been discovered, he said.
Professor Gram greatly favors the
new system of registering FERA ap-
plicants under a detailed acount of
each student's financial condition and
abilities is given. "Last year's sys-
tem of compelling each applicant to
sign an affidavit to the effect he
needed FERA work to continue school
involved many difficulties," the di-
rector stated.
At present there are approximately
235 FERA projects in the University.
Professor Gram believes that this
number will mount to at least 250.
A list of these is now being prepared
for release next week. The Univer-
sity committee on FERA is the same
as last year, consisting of Professor
Gram, Dean Joseph A. Bursley, and J.
C. Christensen, controller.
Relief, NRA To
Face Roosevelt
On His Return
Answer To Be Indication
Of Budget Balancing
And Tax Policies.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25. - (R) -
Two outstanding problems - NRA
and human relief, each involving mil- .
lions of lives and dollars - tonight
topped a dozen major government is-
sues on the White House desk to
which President Roosevelt returns to-

morrow.
The answer largely will point -the
trend of federal tax and budget bal-
ancing policies. Also, they will give
President Roosevelt actual replies to
mounting business demands for bring-
ing government spending within re-
ceipts, for international monetary
stabilization and for lessening gov-
ernment control of business.
By the administration's own esti-
mate, 5,000,000 families will be on re-
lief rolls this winter unless employ-
ment spreads. The chief government
agency for shifting this burden from
the treasury to private payrolls has
been the NRA - an organization now
in a process of change.
Labor wants to use the huge code
structure to boost employment by en-
forcing a 30-hour work week. Busi-
ness, as represented by the United
States Chamber of Commerce and the
National Association of Manufactur-
ers, is demanding instead that the fu-
ture NRA take more of a hands-off
attitude than heretofore.
U I r! Jcm TTV1r'kYTE N C I IT £ C

Undergraduate Council
To Meet Next Wedneday
The Undergraduate Council will
not meet at 5 p.m. today at the
Union as was previously announced
in The Daily. The meeting will be
held next Wednesday at the same
time.
The purpose of the meeting, ac-
cording to Carl Hilty, president,
is to hold an election to fill the
five positions on the judiciary
committee and to take action upon
some undecided issues which arose
at the end of last year. These are
to determine if the tryout system
for the council is to be continued
should be made "ex officio' mem-
bers of the council.
Staff Enlaroed
By Department
Of Economics
Six F o r m e r Instructors
Leave Staff For Jobs
Under Government

Gerald P. Nye, United States sen-
ator from North Dakota, will come to
Ann Arbor Tuesday, Oct. 2, to ad-
dress the first of a series of forums
sponsored by the Union.
Negotiations were completed yes-
terday when Senator Nye formally
accepted the invitation of President
Alexander G. Ruthven and student
officials of the Union to speak at the
forum.

With the departure of six members
of the faculty of the economics de-
partment for governmental and aca-
demic positions, and the addition of
almost twice that number to replace
them, the roster of the department
shows a marked changed this year
over last.
Dr. Vladimir P. Timoshenko, Dr.
William C. Crandell, Dr..Donald C.;
Horton, Albert R. Mott, and Roland I.
Robiison have all left the Univer-
sity for permanent positions. Prof.
Morris A. Copeland will be away
from the University for nine months
on leave of absence.
Five of the economists to leave
will take positions with the govern-
ment in Washington, the sixth, Mr.
Mott, has been appointed to the de-
Dartment of economics in the Port
Huron Junior College. -
Timoshenko Leaves
Dr. Timoshenko, recognized as an
authority on the economics of agri-
culture, formerly lecturer in the de-
partment of economics, was notified
by the Agricultural Adjustment Ad-
ministration this summer of his ap-
pointment. He will be attached to
the division of program planning of
the A.A.A. as senior agriculturtal
economist.
Dr. Copeland will act as executive
secretary of the central statistical
board in Washington for the coming
year, and Dr. Horton will be attach-
ed to the division of economic re-
search in the bureau of foreign and
domestic commerce.
The Federal Reserve Board will
claim the services of Mr. Robinson,
who has been placed in the division
of research and statistics of that body,
and the National Recovery Adminis-
tration will have on its staff Dr.
Crandell, who was appointed senior
.statistician and cost anglyst in the
research and planning division of the
retail solid food section in the NRA.
New Men In Department
The new men in the department are.
headed by Prof. Holbrook Working,
who will be in Ann Arbor for the
next school year as visiting professor
of economics from Stanford Univer-
sity. Dr. Working, affiliated with the
food and research institute at Stan-
ford, is considered one of the major
authorities on the economics of wheat
production and prices both in this
country and abroad.
Dr. Robert S. Ford, investigator in
1933 for the New York State Tax
Commission, has been granted an as-
sistant professorship in the depart-
ment, and also will take over the
position of research investigator in
the Bureau of Reference and Re-
search in Government at the Univer-
sity. Dr. Roy Judson Burroughs, in
charge of economics at Port Huron
Junior College, 1933-34, is the new
instructor in the department.
'WHITEY' BREAKS IN
Francis "Whitey" Wistert, '34,
pitched seven innings for the Cincin-
nati Reds against the Chicago Cubs
yesterday and although he allowed

Senator Nye Will
Address Students
At Union Forum

North Dakota Statesman
Scheduled To Be Here
October 2
Expected To Tell Of
Munition Hearing

He is addressing a meeting in De-
troit Tuesday night and will make a
special trip to Ann Arbor Tuesday
afternoon in order to be present at
the Union forum.
Senator Nye has been a prominent
figure in the munitions investigation
recently 'conducted in Washington
which has attracted nation-wide at-
tention. It is expected that he will
talk on the munitions question.
He first went to Congress in 1925
when the governor of North Dakota
appointed him to fill a vacancy. How-
ever, in November 1926, he was elected
to the Senate as a progressive Repub-
lican, and has served continuously
ever since that time.
Senator Nye has also gained con-
siderable prominence in the field of
journalism. Before he entered Con-
gress, he was manager and editor of
several, papers in North Dakota. He1
also served on the editorial staffs of
newspapers in Des Moines, Ia., pre-
vious to the time he settled in North
Dakota.
Allen D. McCombs, '35, president of
the Union, announced that the forum
will be held in the ballroom on the
second floor of the Union. He said
that officials of the organization are
planning to sponsor a series of forums
this year.
Plans are already under way for
the second forum whch will probably
be held some time in November.
Last year, due to the lack of inter-
est in the forums on the part of the
student body, McCombs said, only one
such program was held. Frank A. Pic-
ard, former chairman of the State
liquor control board, was the speaker.
In the past, many citizens of na-
tional prominence have appeared at
the forums, including the late Henry
T. Rainey, former speaker of the
House of Representatives from Illi
nois.
Adelphi Forms
Committees At
FirstMeeting
Date Is Set For Rushing
Smoker; Faculty Man To
Address TheSociety
At a meeting held last night, Adel-
phi House of Representatives organ-
ized for the year, Speaker of the
House, Robert Howard, '36, presiding.
Committees for the year were par-
tially filled, the Bills committee be-
ing composed of Eugene Wiepert, '37,
William Fleming, '37, and I. H.
Finkelstein. The Membership com-
mittee members are Victor H. J. Weip-
ert, '37, Treasurer of the House, David
I. Rosin, '35, and Robert B. Brown,
'37.
This society is one of the very few
extra-curricular activities open to
first semester freshmen. One of the
oldest organziations in the University,
it has a history stretching far back
in the annals of the school, and has
counted among its members many of
Michigan's prominent alumni. Its-
primary object is the promotion and
development of proficiency in public
speaking.
The Society will hold a smoker next

Plans For Second
Are Under Way,
Head States

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Forum
Union

R o o sev elt Measures Hinder
Recovery, Hoover Tells Brown

By ARTHUR M. TAUB .
Former President Herbert Hoover,
in writing his book, "A Challenge To
Liberty," felt that it was his duty
to try to point out to the people of
the country what he believed were
the dangers to their liberty lurking
in the train of the New Deal legisla-
tion, Prof. Everett Brown of the
political science department, who re-
cently visited Mr. Hoover, said in
an interview yesterday.
Professor Brown said that Mr.
Hoover disclaimed any political mo-
tive in writing the book, excerpts of
which have appeared in the Satur-
day Evening Post.
The former president, declared Mr.
Brown, "admitted that measures of
reform and plans for economic recon-
struction are necessary," but was also

Post, its appearance will be the signal
for a nation-wide controversy be-
tween supporters of Mr. Hoover and
those who favor the policies of the
present Administration," he said.
The opponents of Mr. Hoover claim
that he is seeking an issue for the
congressional elections in November,
and also that he intends the book
as a trial balloon to test the possibil-
ities of his return to republican lead-
ership in 1936. The former president
denied this, said Professor Brown.
While in California at the be-
ginning of September the political
science professor was invited by Mr.
Hoover to visit him at hiq Palo Alto
home. In Mr. Hoover's study the two
men discussed politics for nearly an
hour and a half. Most of their con-
versations was of a confidential na-
ture which Professor Brown said he
was not at liberty to disclose. 'He

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