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The Weather

Partly cloudy and slightly
colder today; -tomorrow cloudy.


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College Students Vote On
Your Signature And Public
Opinion ...



H H -

Muyskens Is
Candidate In
Mayor R ace
Speech Professor Plans To
Seek Nomination On The
Democratic Ticket
Is Not Interested
hIParty, He Says
Declares He Is Running
Solely For Interest In
Good Government
Prof. John Muyskens of the speech
department yesterday announced his
candidacy for the Democratic mayor-
ality nomination.
"I am not interested in being a
Democrat or a Republican, an east
side or a west side candidate," Pro-
fessor Muyskens asserts. "I told those
who asked me that I would run solely
from my interest in good govern-
"I will make a real run for the
office," he declared, "and if elected
will do the best I can." Those in
charge of his candidacy state that
they will begin circulation of nom-
inating petitions for him immediately.
Professor Muyskens, who lives at
230 Wildwood, on the west side, has
been connected with the University
since 1920, when he first came here
as a French instructor. He was grad-,
uated from the University in 1913.
,Varied Career
The professor has had a long and
varied career. During the World War
he fought in the French army. He
has been a member of the Calvin
College faculty at Grand Rapids, and
an associate professor at the Kennedy
School of Missions at Hartford, Conn.
At one time he was superintendent of
schools at Saugatuck, Mich.
Professor Muyskens is 48 years old
and is considered an expert of note
on phonetics. He became a professor
of phonetics in the department of
general linguistics, and when that de-
partment was combined with thel
speech department two years ago, he1
became a member of the speech fac-
Never Held Office
While he has never before held
office, Professor Muyskens is known
as a competent governmental observer
and has long taken an interest in
city affairs here. The only other per-
son in the mayoralty race is Mayor
Robert A. Campbell, a Republican,
who Wednesday declared that he
would run for re-election.
Professor Muyskens is the third
faculty member to declare his can-
didacy for a city office within the
week. Professor Roger L. Morrison of
the engineering college announced

Enters Mayoralty Race

Professor Menefee Declares
Seaway Opposition Groundless

Ililty Presents Writing Experts'
Counil lan Eience Alowed


By RALPH W. HURD Canada had already, by the treaty of
Opposition to the Great Lakes-St. 1909, waived its rights to the water
Lawrence Seaway Treaty, based on diverted from Lake Michigan to Chi-
cago, and the treaty of 1932 permits
claims that the treaty was unfair and of diversion at Chicago in the
that it allowed Canada toomuch au- amounts allowed by the final decree
ithority over waters in the Lake Mich- of our own Supreme Court in 1930.
igan and diversions therefrom, were So it was not Canada, but sovereign
! declared groundless by Prof. Ferd- states of our own commonwealth that
inand N. Menefee of the mechanical defeated the aims of Chicago in re-;
engineering department in an inter-gadtwihrinwtefomLk
viw esintly. '"""e ""* gard to withdrawing water from Lake
Michigan, Professor Menefee pointed
A brief review of the years of study out.
of this problem by the War Depart- The actual reasons for the defeat
ment and the Great Lakes Survey, the acan esn in the back-
along with reports of special commis- grouhnd oftyheanobeseen i4theagainst
sions, fails to bring to light this un- vroedin the Senoatehe2sated.nBy
fairness, Professor Menefee stated. vote in the Senate, he stated. By
On March 14, 1934, the United placing a cross in each state of theI
States Senate failed to ratify the Union for each negativevote, and
treaty with Canada, by which the noting the party affiliations of theI
St. Lawrence seaway was to be con- voters, it is found that 22 Democrats
structed and which had been signed and 20 Republicans voted against it,I
by the State Department in July, 1932. so it is plain that whiie the seawayI
At the time, Professor Menefee point- was endorsed by both parties, itsi
ed out, President Roosevelt said the defeat was not a party matter, he
treaty would be submitted again at said.
the present session, and that certain Nor was it a matter of any treaty
terms of the treaty would be revised clause favoring Canada in the mat-c
to make it more acceptable to the op- ter of control of the water in the
position. water shed, he brought out, for the
In regard to the claims that the negative votes, with the exception of,
treaty allowed Canada too much au- those of Illinois, Missouri, and Louis-l
thority over waters in Lake Mich- iana, all of whom have an interest
igan, Professor Menefee stated that (Continued on Page 6)

Second Part In Study
Of Student Government
ProposalsIs Offered
Campus Asked To
Submit Criticisms
Jurisdiction Of Each Of

Despite Objection

Testimony Supported

Michigan Alumnus Photo
Validity Of Gold
Currency Law
Is Being_ Tested
Don't Delay, Prosperity, Is
Plea Of Government To
Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -(/P)-The
Government's refusal to pay gold for
gold certificates was attacked in the
Supreme Court today as the breach
of a solemn contract.
On its part, the Government,
through counsel, pleaded that the
nine intent justices leaning forward
from the bench of their tiny, austere
courtroom render a decision that
"will make for peace and will not
defeat the early return to prosperity
to this weary land."
Arguing for the opposition that the
Government's gold certificates were
essentially "warehouse receipts," for
specified quantities of gold coin, Otto'
C. Sommerich contended that either
the gold or its equivalent in new cur-
rency was due his client, F. Eugene
Nortz, of New York.
Supports Government
Angus McLea n, assistant solicitor
general, earlier had told the court
that the Constitution conferred abun-
dant authority upon the Government
to call in any kind of money and
that the payment in other currency
of equal value provided complete and
just compensation.
The case, one of four which the
Court will judge the constitutionality
monetary program, arose directly
from the Government's seizure of all
stocks of monetary gold and theI
devaluation of the gold dollar.
It followed the presentation of ar-
guments in which the Court was asked.

Three Suggested Plans
Analyzed In Report
The second part of the compara-
tive study of men's student govern-
ment proposals as drawn up by Carl
Hilty, '35, president of the Under-
graduate Council, was presented yes-
terday, with a further comparison of
student officers under the proposed
and present plans, for student con-
sideration and criticism.
The study, which analyzes member-
ship, jurisdiction, and officers of the
proposals, was prepared to enable
students to successfully analyze the
various plans for a men's student gov-
einment which have been submitted
and which will be printed succes-
sively in The Daily starting tomorrow.
The survey, of which the publica-
tion of the men's student government
proposals is a part, has been under-'
taken to secure a widespread ex-
pression of student opinion and wishes
concerning these particular plans and
also concerning the whole matter of
student government.
The actual conducting of the sur-


New Wardens
iAppointed For
I State Prisons
Three Democrats Ousted,
Republicans Installed By
New Commission
LANSING, Jan. 10 -UP)- The new
State Prison Commission today re-
placed the Democratic wardens of
three state penal institutions with
The new wardens are: Charles B.
Shean at Michigan State Prison,f
Jackson; Walter F. Gries, BranchI
State Prison, Marquette, and Harry,
H. Jackson,. Sjate Reformatory, Ionia,
They succeed respectively Peter F.
Gray, William R. Doell, and Harvey
E. Kidder.j
Shean formerly was warden of the
Ionia Reformatory. The Commis-
sion promoted him to the most im-
portant wardenship at the Michigan
State Prison, which formerly was
held by Jackson. Gries is a widely,
known Upper Peninsula Republican.
Gries An Educator
Most of Gries' life has been devoted
to education. He was born in the{
Copper Country, attended the Uni-
versity of Michigan and received his
B. A. degree in 1923.
In 1920 Gries was made principal
of the Ishpeming Grammar School,
serving until 1927, when he was elect-
ed Marquette County school commis-
sioner, a position he will resign to
become prison warden.?
Gries has been interested in boys',
work for 15 years. He was president
of the Michigan County School Com-
missioners' Association and the Mich-,
igan County Welfare Association and 1
for five years was Marquette County
welfare agent. He made a study, cov-;
ering four years, concerning juvenile
delinquency trends in Michigan.
Gov. Wilber M. Brucker appointed
Gries to the State Prison Commission
in January, 1931, and he served for
two and one-half years. At that time
he was in close contact with the Mar-
quette Prison.
Gries favors Gov. Fitzgerald's plan
for changing the state's present sys-
tem of prison management, proba-
tion and parole, and is an advocate of
civil service for all prison employees.
He is married and has one daugh-

. S
Local Police Baffled
As Own Car Is Stolent

The Ann Arbor police, while re-
fusing to comment, seemed to feel
that the police car which disappeared
from back of the station Wednesday
might possibly have been stolen, for
a generalbroadcast was made today
to all state and local police to watch
for the car.
The local guardians of the law to a
man "didn't know anything about it,"
but admitted that something must,
have happened to it. The car was
stolen from a point about 30 feet
from the sanctum of the police and


vey will be accomplished through the
distribution of questionnaires which'
are to be filled out by fraternity pres-
idents, campus organizations, repre-
sentatives of schools and colleges, and
by independents, and returned to the
Undeigraduate Council. From these'
criticisms a final plan will be evolved.
The analysis of the officers will be

-Associated Press Photo.,
Roosevelt .Hits
Revolt Against
Relief Measure
Steps Taken To Prevent
Allocation Of Fund By
Congress Members
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 - U) -
Steps to block a brewing revolt in

Defense Of Hauptmann
Wages Bitter Fight, But
Court Admits Testimony
Jafsie' Unshaken
In Cemetery Story
Wilentz Blasts Condon' s
Statement 'Cough Heard
Was Tuberculosis
FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. 10 -(P)
-The state of New Jersey marshaled
a battery of handwriting experts
tonight in its attempt to prove Bruno
Richard Hauptmann guilty of kid-
napping and killing baby Charles
Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.
The attack swung in this direction
shortly after Dr. John F. "Jafsie"
Condon, hoary-headed ransom nego-
tiator, stepped wearily from the wit-
ness stand late today, tired but still
unshaken in his identification of
Hauptmann as the ransom receiver.
Tonight, with samples of the brood-
ing Bronx carpenter's handwriting
definitely admitted in evidence over
bitter defense protest, Hauptmann
counsel rallied quickly to line up a
counter attack for this new onslaught.
"We'll have all the handwriting ex-
perts who are willing to testify- for
nothing," huge, florid Edward J. Reil-
ly, chief of defense counsel, has
grimly proclaimed, "when they're
State Pushes Proof
But today it was the state, with
police following up the stern finger-
pointing of the aged "Jafsie," which
sought to consolidate the testimony
against the chalk-visaged Haupt-
mann with handwriting exhibits. It
charged they compared with the ran-
som notes --notes which led Col
Lindbergh to pay $50,000 for the
"safe return" of the golden-headed
little son he was never to see alive
Opening gun in the state's intro-
duction of handwriting standards,
Corporal William F. Horn of the State
Police took the stand to identify a
statement he said Hauptmann wrote
voluntarily in the Greenwich police
I Station, New York.
C. Lloyd Fisher of defense counsel
lashed out savagely at this new line
of testimony. He hinted the state-
ment was written under duress "in
the presence of 15 police officers af-
ter being in custody 15 hours."
"Jafsie," the seventy-four-year-old
former school teacher who paid Col.
Charles A. Lindbergh's $50,000 for the
baby then already slain, stepped down
from a seven-hour witness stand or-
deal unshaken in his story that
Hauptmann is "John," the cemetery
ransom tker.

Tuesday that he would run for the to declare unconstitutional a Con-
council seat now held by Prof. Wil- gressional joint resolution abrogating
liars A. Paton of the school of business the clause contained in most past
administration, who will resign in the contracts specifying that payment on
spring. And on the same day, Prof. demand shall be in gold or its cur-
Walter Sadler, also of the engineering rency equivalent.
college, decided to enter the race for Held Gold Certificates
the presidency of the council.
Nortz, Sommerich said, was the
M P u a holder of $106,000 in gold certificates.
1Var P 1 'ItOrd In response to a Treasury order mak-
ing the possession of such certificates
illegal, he turned them in for payment
Wins Dvorce in January last year.
He received their face value in un-
l r o m "D O U C dervalued currency. Two weeks later,
Fg with Congressional authorization,
President Roosevelt cut the amount
'America's Sweetheart' Al- of gold in one dollar from 25 2-5
,grains to 15 5-21 grains.
Most In Tears In Three- On the basis of the gold which the
Minute Case certificates represented they were
worth $179,140. Nortz took his griev-
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10- (jp) - ance to the Court of Claims, asking
Mary Pickford divorced Douglas. payment in that amount, and that
Fairbanks today in a three-minute tribunal certified the case to the Su-
court appearance which left her al- preme Court.
most in tears. "It was a breach of the express
The case.hanging fire for more agreement contained in those cer-
than a year, was called suddenly in tificates," Sommerich asserted. "The
comparative secrecy. Government deliberately broke its
Lines showed in the actress' face contract. We contend that an Act of
as she took the stand. She testified Congress causing the Government to
in a voice but little above a whisper. break its contract is void."
Miss Pickford, for more than a decade Sommerich Questioned
"America's sweetheart" on the screen, Chief Justice Charles Evans Hugh-t
faltered before the case had ended, es and Associate Justice Willis Van
despite its brevity. Her voice broke Devanter questioned Sommerich
and she appeared near tears, closely on his comparison of gold
Superior Judge Ben B. Lindsey, who certificates to warehouse receipts.
became widely known for his juvenile Hughes asked if Nortz had actually
court work in Denver and later for deposited any gold coin and received
his advocacy of "companionate mar- a negative answer.
riage" and other domestic relations McLean, for the Government, ar-
theories, recited and granted the de-
cree. He was sworn into office here gued that no contractual obligation
was involved, and the members of
but two days ago. . the Court became so interested in
There was no contest. The hearing hs rgume ta oteestehim
was one of the briefest on record here, s argument that n they kept him
a materof mnuts. I wa gratedspeaking nearly a half an hour beyond
a matter of minutes. It was granted li loe ieb usinn.
on the suit she filed Dec. 8, 1933, in his alloted time by questioning.
which she charged Fairbanks with Justice James Clark McReynolds
mental cruelty, indifference and ne- and Van Devanter, both members of
~1--+ the conserva~tive faction of the Court.

naturally they feel a little hurt aboutf
it all. It was bad enough to have af
gasoline station directly opposite theI
city hall robbed twice in the course
of its existence, but this is almost too
Officers Are NamedI
For Labor Council,
The Ann Arbor Trades and Labor
Council re-elected Perry Martin pres-
ident of the body for 1935 in its,
meeting held last night in Labor
Temple, 208 W. Liberty.
Other officers elected last night by
the Council, which is composed of
delegates representing each local
union in Washtenaw County, are-
Prof. Lowell Juilliard Carr of the so-
ciology department, vice president;
Harry A. Reifin, secretary; Fred Nor-
ris, treasurer. Mrs. P. S. Lovejoy, Johr!
McClinchey, and Delbert Seybelt were
named trustees.
The meeting also chose delegates
to the Michigan Federation of Laboi
Convention to be held Feb. 12 in Lan-
sing. They are: Reifin, Norris, and
Claude Kirschke.
Illness Of Buettner Will
IDelay Work On ExhibitI
W. H. Buettner, Zoology Museum
Preparator, is ill at his home, delaying
work on the Museums' mastodon ex-
hibit, it was announced yesterday.
The mastodon bones, found by Prof.
Ermine C. Case near Birmingham last
fall, have been under preparation fcv:
some time. Some of them were in a
bad condition and great care had to
be exercised by Preparator Buettner
in putting them together. The ex-
hibit will be ready sometime in the
near future, if Mr. Buettner quickly
recovers, Professor Case said.

The Daily.

Pr nnI 11d QtIc

a : v,{vsCongress against a lump sum appro-
Plans for forms of men's student priation of the $4,000,000,000 for the
government, submitted to the Under- Administration's work relief program
graduate Council for consideration were taken today by President Roose-
and to be submitted by the Council velt and Democratic chieftains.
for student consideration contain the A course was charted at a WhiteI
following provisions for their respec- House conference to prevent efforts
tive jurisdictions: of members to allocate the huge fund
PRESENT PLAN to various projects and purposes.
. .Legislative: The Council may make It was agreed by the leaders that
rules and regulations affecting stu- 'all but $300,000,000 to be set aside for
dent customs, elections, celebrations, regular public works, would be turned
ceremonies , special games and con- over to the chief executive for dis-I
tests under the control of the ath- ibution on projects designed to give
letic board, and the general behavior work to 3,500,000 now on Federal re-
cf the student body, except insofar lief rolls. A specific bill to this ef-
as the regulation in such matters is fect was carried away from the White
now or hereafter may be provided for House, but leaders declined to dis-
by the University authorities. close details.
Judicial: The Council shall set up The conference was called by the
a Judiciary Committee composed of President after grumbling in Con-
the president and four of its male gress over turning the huge sum over
members who shall be elected by to the executive department without
the Council. This committee shall earmarking it, had reached the Whiter
have the power to conduct investiga- House. Those called to the confer-
tions into cases concerning discipline ence were Vice-President Garner,
of men and report the same with Speaker Byrns, Democratic Senate
recommendation to the Dean of Stu- leader Robinson and Chairman Buch-
dents for transmission to the proper I anan of the House Appropriations
faculty committee. committee.
Administrative: The Council shall Buchanan, whose committee will
administer its rules and regulations initiate the legislation, said after the
or provide for their administration as conference that the agreement was
it may see fit so to do. reached to go ahead with the $4,000,-!
NEW PLAN NO. 1 000,000 lump sum proposition.
This council shall have original In flinging a challenge to those who
and general jurisdiction over all men's want the relief fund allocated, Buch-
student activities and student conduct anan said:
and may make recommendations on "It is utterly impracticable and im-
scholastic matters. The jurisdiction possible to earmark the four billion
now exercised by University author- dollar fund."
ities in this field is suspended upon 1
the adoption of this constitution; itis Nine Faculty Men
provided however that all the rulesa
and regulations pertaining to matters ;Attend Meeting
under the jurisdiction of this council
are to remain in full force and effect
until amended or abolished by this Nine of the thirteen members of the
council. political science department attended
NEW PLAN NO. 2 the thirteenth annual meeting of the
This council shall have the power American Political Science Associa-
to make, in pursuance of general Uni- ion held last month in Chicago.
versity policy, all rules relative to men Prof. Thomas H. Reed, who is ab-
students. It shall also have general sntfrom the campus on leave, gav
jurisdiction over all student activities his report as chairman of the com-
and conduct, and the power of recom- mittee on policy of the association
r nAr i----c+ l -no+i , -.1- ;and Prof. James K. Pollock filled a

in a subsequent issue of

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University Store Has Anything
From Bread To Rubber Gloves,

His story was corroborated, his
good faith affirmed by Col. Charles
A. Lindbergh's attorney, Col. Henry
Breckenridge, and "Jafsie's" own
daughter, Mrs. Myra Hacker, bore him
Witnesses Eliminate Fisch
Both father and daughter repulsed
defense insinuations that the ransom
man might have been the late Isador
Fisch, tuberculous German, who
T-auptmann claims, gave him the tell-
tale ransom bills.
And Condon's relentless inquisitor,
Edward J. Reilly, chief of Haupt-
mann's counsel, failed to get "Jafsie"
to uphold the defense contention that
a "gang" kidnaped and killed the
baby on the night of March 1, 1932.
Samples of the carpenter's chiro-
graphy, penned 15 hours after he was
caught in New York with thousands
of dollars in ransom bills were intro-
duced through the testimony of New
York and New Jersey police officers.
Fighting back sharply, the carpenter's
defenders insinuated the samples were
obtained under duress.
Obviously weary, but keen and
exact in his responses, Condon gave
way to Col. Breckenridge after brief
re-direct examination in which he
described one of his replies yesterday
as "an error."
The defense put the aged man
through two and a half hours addi-
tional rigorous cross-examination and
sought continuously through a va-
riety of leads to impeach his cred-
ibility. There was little of yesterday's
banter exchanged between the florid
chief of defense counsel and the un-
ruffled old school teacher from the
Reilly hammered away with scarce-
ly a pause at his testimony, but Con-

If any University department is in
need of a bit of potassium chloride,,
a loaf of bread, or .a rubber glove,t
it is not necessary to dash off to
the apothecary or the delicatessen,l
for these and many more goods, rang-
ing from cement to linen, may be
obtained through the University store
The University maintains three
central storerooms for stocking ma-
terial, supplies and equipment for
general use in the various depart-
The general storehouse is located in

trucks which are constantly moving mepctation0on scholastic matters
between stations, storehouse, and-
University departments. These trucks Rail Workers Ask
also make frequent trips to Detroit
for the pick-up of material supplied For Six-Hour Day
by Detroit warehouses.
Another store operated by the Uni-
versity is located in the chemistry CHICAGO, Jan. 10 -(A)- Railroad
building. In this store chemicals, labor today opened a drive for a six-
glassware and other laboratory sup- hour day.
plies are kept in storage for use in , The men who operate the nation's
different departments. carriers will seek to have the new pro-
The third store is in the hospital ! gram established without any shrink-
and handles all food consumed in the age in their pay envelopes.
hospital, most of the dormitories, and I A plank embodying these aims was
the League. This store also handles placed at the top of the platform be-

position on the nominating commit-
A discussion session on "Methods of
Civic Reform in Rural Areas" was led
by Prof. Arthur W. Bromage. Reports
were heard \ from various states on
their program of county reform, most
of them dealing with the means of
arousing the public to a realization of
the need for reforms, according to
Professor Bromage.
Other members of the department
who were present at the meetings in-
elude Prof. Everett S. Brown, Prof.
Lawrence Preuss, Harold M. Dorr,
Floyd E. McCaffree, Harlow J. Hene-

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