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The Weather
Snow flurries and scmewhat
colder today; tomorrow fair
with rising temperature.

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Students Answer The
Peace Poll ...
Normal School
Retrenchment .

VOL. XLV. No. 94



Stage Is Set
For Hop On'
February 8
P a r t y Regulations Are
Announced By Junior
Dance Committee
Ticket Sell-Out Is
'Virtually Assured'

Hubbs And Vander Schalie To
Lead Expedition To Guatemala


A University expedition into the
wilds of Guatemala will begin today
when Prof. Carl L. Hubbs, curator of
the Zoology Museum fish division, and
Dr. Henry Vander Schalie, assistant
curator of the mollusk division leave
Ann Arbor en route for Lake Petin,
the base of their explorations.
The expedition, which will take
the exploring scientists into the heart
of the ancient Maya country, is the
fourth biological survey"trip taken
into Central America by University
men under the auspices of the Car-
negie Institute of Washington.
Professor Hubbs and Dr. Vander
Schalie expect to be gone until May,
and while in the sultry Guatemalan
jungles, they will search for rare
species of fish and shells in the iso-
lated lakes of the Petin country. It
will be the first time that section,
of the country will have ever been!

explored in recent times and with
modern research methods.
Besides the large Lake Petin, which
has no outlet, they are in hopes of
discovering some 20 unknown and iso-
lated inland lakes. The results of their
survey are expected to disclose the
biological conditions of Mayan civili-
zation, and to contribute substantial-
ly to the knowledge of the 2,000-year-
old culture. "On account of the fact
that the lakes have no outlet, some
rare and hitherto unknown species
of fish and mollusks may be dis-
covered,"' Professor Hubbs stated.
While it took previous expeditions
more than two weeks to make the
long trip from Puerto Barrios, Guate-
mala, to Lake Petin by coastwise
steamer, river launch, and mule pack,
Professor Hubbs and Dr. Vander
Schalie will do it in little more than
an hour by plane.
Lake Petin is of unknown depth,
(Continued on Page 3)

Music Of Week's, Kassel's
Orchestras To Be Heard
Over Station WJR
With a sell-out of tickets virtu-
ually assured, J-Hop committeemen
last night were completing final ar-
rangement for the "biggest party of
the year," which will dance to the
music of Anson Weeks and Art Kas-
sel from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., Friday,
Feb. 8 in the Intramural Building.
The Hop music will be broadcast
friom Station WJR through the cam-
pus studios, according to William R.
Dixon, music chairman. The few
remaining tickets may be obtained at
Van Boven's, the Union desk or from
committee members.
Booths Nearly Gone
Booth Chairman Charles Marsch-
ner last night called the attention cf
independents to the fact that nearly
all available booths have been re-
served. Any group wishing to obtain
one should communicate with him at
3807 immediately.
Permpission to drive cars for social
purposes during the Hop week-end
will be granted by the Dean cf Stu-
dents if the necessary permission
from parents is obtained'.
The regulations adopted by the
J-Hop committee to govern the Hop,
announced last night by General
Chairman Edward H. Litchfield, fol-
Regulations for Hop
Dancing ceases at 3:00 a.m. and
guests will please leave the Intra-
mural Building by 3:30 a.m.
Only persons bearing tickets issued
by the Hop Committee will be ad-
mitted to the hall.
No corsages shall be permitted to
be worn at the Hop. (Excluding fe-
mal omiiitftee Member.) 1
There shall be no decorations of
individual booths except by the Hop
All charges for taxicabs in excess
of the rates authorized by the city
ordinance should be reported to the
Hop Committee.
T Hop Comm mmittee shall be re-
sponsible for the proper conduct,
while in the gymnasium, of all those
attending the Hop. Smoking in the
booths or on the floor of the hall
is absolutely forbidden, and is per-
mitted only in the place provided for
that- purpose. The use, possession or
showing the effect of intoxicants will
not be tolerated. Offenders shall be
ejected from the hall and thein
names reported to the Judiciary
Violations of the regulations of the
Hop traceable to any group, but not
to individuals, shall render the en-
tire group liable to penalty.
No person shall reenter the build-
ing after once leaving.
Booth Organization
A ruling of the Health Service
makes it necessary that individual
paper cups be used in serving ginger-
ale at the J-Hop. Gingerale will be
served only to the booths complying
with this order. Each booth must
furnish its own cups.
The decorations committee re-
quires that two floor lamps be used
in each booth as part of the fur-
The furniture of the booths may be
taken into the Intramural Building
only between the hours of 9:00 a.m.
and 12:00 noon on Friday, Feb. 8,
and must be removed Saturday, Feb.
9, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and
12:00 noon.
Burke Is Mentioned
As Democrat Head
LANSING, Jan. 26 --()- A politi-
cal battle royal for the helm of the
party in Michigan was in prospect
Saturday as Democrats completed
preparations for their state conven-
tion in Detroit next Thursday.
Elmer B. O'Hara's bid for contin-
uance as chairman of the central

committee is expected to meet stren-
uous opposition from the so-called
Comstock faction which appeared
bent on installing an outstate leader.
Thomas H. McAllister,.Grand Rap-
ids, and W. A. Seegmiller, Owosso,
and George Burke, Ann Arbor, have
been mentioned for the berth.


Scholarships Of
$1700 Open To
L oe al Students
Fund Is Part Of Ten Year
Program Of Michigan
Alumni Association
A total of $1700 in fellowships and
scholarships to be awarded to women
students was anounced yesterday as
a climax to the mid-year meeting
of the Alumnae Council, representing
all organized groups of Michigan
alumnae in the United States.
The development of a fellowship
and scholarship fund by women
graduates of Michigan is part of a
ten-year program of the Alumni As-
sociation, which is working on var-
ious projects.
Award Planned For June
Two senior gift scholarships of
$100 each are to be awarded in June
on the basis of scholarship and fi-
nancial need. They are known as
the Judith Ginsburg Colten scholar-
ship and the Seymour Beach Conge
scholarship. The late Mrs. Colten, of
Detroit and Grand Haven, was one
of the originators of the present
scholarship program.
The late Mr. Conger, in whose
memory the second scholarship is
given, was a graduate of the Univer-
sity and a distinguished foreign cor-
Three fellowships of $500 each are
to be awarded for graduate study,
either to women of another college
for study at the University, or to
Michigangraduates for study either
here or at another college. One of
these fellowships was given in mem-
ory of Lucy Elliott, whose name it
bears, who was for many years prom-
inent in the educational life of De-
troit. The second award, the Ida May
Malfroid fellowship, is made possi-
ble by a gift from the Flint alumnae
group. The third graduate fellow-
ship is in memory of Dr. G. Carl
Huber, late dean of the Graduate
School, whose contribution of $100
first started the fund.
To Announce Details
The details of application for these
awards are to be announced later.
This year's scholarship awards
mark an increase of $1,000 in total
sum over the amount given last year.
Harriet Jennings, Grad., now holds
the Sara Frances Boynton fellowship
of $500, which was the only one of
its kind given last year. Mary Louise
Kessberger, '35, and Anna K. Ehren-
field, '35, hold the two senior gift
The annual convocation of the
alumnae group began with a meeting
(Continued on Page 6)
Riots And Fire
Are Feared At
Jackson Prison
JACKSON, Jan. 26. -(P) - Ex-
pressing fear of an outbreak of riots
and fire in the Michigan state penal
institutions in the event J. C. Arm-
strong, new parole commissioner, car-
ries through his announced plans for
eliminating the "special good time"
privileges of the inmates, the prison
commissioners and the three wardens
tonight appealed to Armstrong to con-
tinue the present policy.
Armstrong, shortly before entering
office, announced that the special
good time allowances would be re-
stricted to inmates who made extra-
ordinary service for the State.
Dr. William P. Shaw of Lansing,

Do You Want To Be
President? U. OfM.
Will See If It's O.K.
Would you like to be President of
the United States?
Or would you be content with mere-
ly being a millionnaire manufacturer?
Regardless of what you want to be,
the bureau of appointments and oc-
cupational information, under Dr.
Luther T. Purdom, will tell you, if
you ask them, whether or not you
have the ability to be it.
The question, "What would you
like to be or do?" is being asked of
all high school students who enter
the University. It is contained in
the entrance applications, along with
the usual queries asked of prospective
freshmen. The answer is not obliga-
tory, but as nothing is said to that
effect, it will probably be answered,
registration officials believe.
The answers to that question are
then to be sent to the bureau of ap-
pointments and occupational infor-
mation where officials will attempt
to analyze the students inherent
qualifications and tell him, if he wish-
es, whether or not he has the right
type of mind and capabilities.
According to the section of the
President's report dealing with the
bureau, a new policy is to be the
analysis, t1on request, of the abili-
ties of any student who asks for it.
In this way, officials believe, fresh-
man can be aided in starting off on
the right track in the University.
Fir e Damages
Photo Shop On,
N.9 University
Loss Of $4,000 Reported;
Restaurant Next Door
Flooded By Water
A fire estimated to have caused
more than $4,000 worth of damage
was reported at 5:45 p.m. yesterday
in the basement of the Francisco-
Boyce Photo Company, 719 N. Univer-
sity Ave., and was successfully ex-
tinguished by the local fire depart-
The fire was located in the extreme
front of the cellar of the store, and
its source was believed to have been
a number of bales of paper. The store
had been entirely cleaned out a short
time before the fire was reported by
one of the clerks, but no cause has
definitely been fixed.
Firemen were investigating the wir-
ing of the store, in the belief that a
short circuit, or defective insulation
might have been the cause. E. J. Fran-
cisco, one of the proprietors of the
store, stated his belief that there was
no chance for spontaneous combus-
Little of value was in the cellar
of the store according to Mr. Fran-
cisco, and the principal damage will be
in the stock on display on the street
floor. Although no flames reached
this part of the store, smoke and
water practically ruined the cards
and equipment on display.
Mr. Francisco stated that no irrep-
arable damage had been done the
store, announcing that they will be
open for business Monday. He said
that he could make no accurate esti-
mate of the total cost of the fire, but
believed it would be about $4,000.
The Subway Restaurant, located
under Miller's Drug Store, and next
to the basement of the photography
shop was flooded with about 14 inches
of water, but only incidental damage
was inflicted. No result of the fire
was reported in the store on the other
side of th hneds hnn

President To
Control Work
Relief Funds
Executive Power To Be
Used In Administration
Of Four Billion
Republicans Seek
Modification Of Act
Move Follows Opposition
To Secretary Ickes As
PWA Director
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 - () -
Assurances that President Franklin
D. Roosevelt will personally admin-
ister the $4,000,000,000 work relief
fund were given today by a high Ad-
ministration authority.
As if in reply to Congressional op-'
position to continuing Secretary of
the Interior Harold L. Ickes as the
public works director word came that
the President will do the job himself,
dealing through existing government
agencies and allocating funds as he
believes necessity dictates.
This information was made avail-
able just as Senate Republicans de-
cided at a party conference today to
seek a modification of the broad
powers conferred upon the President
in the work relief bill.
Senator Charles L. McNary, Re-
publican leader, said the conference
agi'eed to ask for full and open hear-
ings before the Appropriations Com-
mittee. After the committee acts, he
said, another conference of the Re-
publicans will be held to determine
the party attitude and draft any
specific amendments that may be
The Republicans, McNary said,
will ask that "those who are to ad-
minister the act be brought before
the Appropriations Committee to
give their views on its operation."
Authoritative spokesmen said that
Presidential allocation of the fund
would mean that Ickes, who handled
the first public works money, pre-
sumably will be in charge of only
those funds given his department by
the President. The same would apply
to Harry L. Hopkins, present relief
It was believed that in all prob-
ability the President will have an!
advisory group - composed possibly
of cabinet officers but more likely of
technical experts-to make recom-
mendation on the allocation of the
No new setup would be made except
for the advisory group.
Witness Will Give
Hauptmann Alibi1
BROOKLYN, Jan. 25. - (') - Ed-
ward J. Reilly, chief defense lawyer
for Bruno Hauptmann, said today
that his next witness will testify he
saw Hauptmann at a Bronx gasoline
station the night of the kidnaping.
Reilly refused to disclose the iden-
tity of his new surprise witness, but
insisted that the man even had writ-
ten proof of his conversation with
Hauptmann on the kidnaping night.
Disclosure of the planned testimony
follows Reilly's assertion that the de-
fense would be based in part on an
alibi that Hauptmann was not in
Hopewell on the night Col. Charles A.
Lindbergh's baby was abducted.
Reilly said he would place the man
on the stand at his first opportunity
when the trial opens Monday.

Flood Swells
List Of Dead
In Northwest
Earthslides A n d Storms
Inundate Large Areas;
Toll Reaches 40
Villages Evacuated;
Cities Are Isolated
Several Missing; Believed
Buried Under Tons Of
Earth And Water
SEATTLE, Jan. 26. -(P) --Gigan-
tic earthslides and floods in the wake
of a ferocious storm swelled to 25 to-
night the list of fatalities in the Pa-
cific Northwest.
Eleven additional fatalities were re-
ported today in the water soaked
British Columbia, bringing to 15 the
number of dead in the Canadian prov-
ince. Previously four persons were list-
ed as dead in British Columbia and]
10 in American territory.
Several persons were missing. Some
of these were believed to have been
buried under countless tons of earth
and water unleashed by the storm.
Many others were injured. Hun-
dreds remained marooned. Several vil-
lages have evacuated and cities and
towns still were isolated. Sunshine
warmed the flood-stricken area but
at the same time melted more snow
to add to the misery-dealing volume
of flood waters.
MARKS, Miss., Jan. 26. - (A') - As
the mid-South counted its flood dead
at 27 today, the Coldwater River
pushed its path of destruction further
southward to raise property damage
estimates to $5,000,000 or more.
With thousands in refuge camps 1
or marooned, relief workers estimated
that 25,000 persons were suffering
from the northwest Mississippi ram-
page, and residents of the lower
reaches of the stream waited in fear-
^ul anticipation.
Cheered by the arrival of ten large
flat-bottom boats, manned by United]
States engineers, the refugees at
Marks expected the last of the ma-
rooned in this section soon would
be brought to safety.
Centennial O f
Michigan Is
Given On Radio
Officially opening the two year Cen-
tennial celebration commemorating
the admission of Michigan to state-
hood, Dr. Randolph G. Adams, direc-
tor of the William L. Clements Li-
brary, spoke from Morris Hall, over
Station WJR at 5:30 p.m. yesterday,
tracing the early history of Michigan.
President Alexander G. Ruthven in'
introducing Dr. Adams, emphasized
the importance of looking back on the
events leading up to the celebration.
Pointing out the direct influences
upon the settlement of Michigan, Dr.
Adams mentioned that this is the1
400th anniversary of the expedition
of Cartier down the St. Lawrence, an
expedition which opened up the gate-
way to the Michigan country.
The Glee Club under the direction
of Prof. David Mattern sang during1
the program. State Representatives
James Frey and Mrs. George E. Scher-'
merhorn, state regent of the D.A.R.
also spoke issuing in the two year,
Centennial celebration.

A student was playing a piano Fri-
day in one of the School of Music's
studios. He heard a rap on the door,
but thinking it another student, he
paid no attention and went on play-
The door opened and what he de-
scribed as "a comely though rather
elderly lady" entered. "Are you going
to use the studio all hour?" she asked
"No," he replied, trying to think
where he had seen the woman before.
"I'm nearly through."
The lady engaged him in a con-
versation, inquiring about his piano
work. "What do you do," he asked
"Oh," she answered modestly, "I
sing. And I also play the piano. I don't
know which I like the better."
The student left his newly-made
acquaintance and walked down the
hall. Suddenly it dawned on him
where he had seen the lady before.
He remembered her picture in the
It was Mme. Lotte Lehmann.
Captain Relates
Crash Of Liner
With Talisman
Breaking Of Steering Gear
Only Way Of Accounting
For It, He Says
NEW YORK, Jan. 26-RP)-Giving
a vivid account of the collision
Thursday night of the Ward liner
Mohawk and the freighter Talis-
man, Capt. Edmund Wang of the
Talisman today told a Federal in-
quiry board that something appar-
ently had gone wrong with the Mow-
hawk's steering apparatus.
Capt. Wang was the first witness
before the body which seeks to an-
swer these questions:
Why did the two ships crash off
the Jersey Coast when the weather
conditions were not adverse, the sea
moderate, the visibility fairly good?
How did the ships come together
off Sea Girt, N. J., when the Mo-
hawk had left the port of New York
earlier than the Talisman, a slower
Capt. Wang, whose ship knifed
into the side of the luxurious Ward
liner, sending it to the bottom in
the frigid waters, testified that the
Mohawk and the freighter were
steaming south when the former
abruptly swerved from her course
and directly across the Talisman's
The ships struck with a teriffic im-
pact, the captain said. _
He received no. warning blast from
the Mohawk until she was about 50
feet away, Capt. Wang testified. Af-
ter the crash, the vessels locked, but
shortly afterwards the Talisman
backed out of the hole she had made
in the side of the liner.
"Breaking of the steering gear is
the only way of accounting for it,"
Capt. Wang replied. "There was ab-
solutely no reason for his swerving.
No seafaring man would have swung
his ship over like that."
Mrs. David F. Brucker of Mansfield,
0., mother of Jane Brucker, '35, was
reported yesterday among passengers
of the Mohawk, ill-fated Ward liner
which sank Thursday night off the
Jersey coast.
The body of Mrs. Alice Williams,
also of Mansfield, sister of Mrs.
Brucker, also a passenger on the Mo-
hawk, was found last night. Mrs. Dor-
othy Dann, who was travelling with
the women, was rescued.
Mrs. Brucker is a cousin by mar-
riage of former Gov. Wilbur M.

Summer Session Is
Set At Moscow U.
NEW YORK, Jan. 26.- American
students and faculty men will have
an opportunity again this year to pur-
sue studies at the summer session of
Moscow University, Dr. Stephen Dug-
gan, director of the Institute of Inter-

What Do You Do? Oh,
I Sing, Says Lehmann

One Man Is Wounded As
Rioters In Baton Rouge
Flee From Militia
His Death Plotted,
Senator Charges

Martial Law Is Declared
By 'Kingfish' In Capital
Of Louisiana
BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 26 -(M)
- Senator Huey Long's dictatorship
rode out an armed uprising here to-
night as more than 100 "square deal-
ers" surrendered or fled into the
rifles of national guardsmen. One
man was wounded.
A threatened pitched battle be-
tween the militia and anti-Long
forces came as a climax to an excit-
ing day, which saw martial law de-
clared in his parish and city by Gov.
0. K. Allen and Senator Long charg-
ing in court that antagonistic pub-
lic officials plotted his death.
It was only a short time after the
Senator abruptly ended his inquiries
into the alleged conspiracy against
his life when square dealers started
ko assemble at the airport. At first
they were unarmed but guns soon
As the anti-Long men began to
form their battle line, a company of
guardsmeni under Col. E. P.nRoy
reached the airport, unslung their
weapons, and prepared for action.
Forces 500 Yards Apart
The opposing forces were only
about 500 yards apart. The guard-
men deployed in a line about a quar-
ter of a mile in length and lying flat
on the ground began advancing slow-
ly. The armed citizenry, carrying
pistols, rifles, and shotguns, backed
up against the woods nearby.
Ernest Bourgeois, president of the
anti-Long Square Deal Association,
was in command df the citizens. It
looked for a short time as if neither
side in the impending struggle would
weaken. Both forces maneuvered
cautiously, their gifns posed.
Then suddenly, finding themselves
outnumbered and surpassed in equip-
ment, most of the square dealers sur-
rendered to Col. Roy. They were dis-
armed, placed under technical ar-
rest, and freed.
The citizen shot and wounded was
identified at the hospital as George
N. Allessi, 36 years old, of Independ-
ence, La., a member of the Tangipa-
hoa parish police jury.
Operation Performed
Physicians said buckshot had en-
tered his body just above the heart,
in the abdomen and in his arm. An
emergency operation was performed.
Disorder broke out at the airport
tonight as guardsmen still deployed
over the field.
A hundred or more men, women
and children had collected about the
field after the surrender. Suddenly,
someone yelled:
"There he is! There is the spy."
A short, stoutish man was pointed
out. The crowd believed he was re-
sponsible for notifying the guards-
men the citizens were assembling on
the airfield.
The crowd rushed at the man,
knocked him down, tore his clothing
and tramped on him. Guardsmen
charged to the rescue but were fin-
ally ordered to fall back and shoot
gas guns at the crowd.
Robbery Is Averted
By Dr. R. K. Brown
Police believed yesterday that a ser-
ies of robberies in the several doctors'
and dentists' offices in the Campus
Building at 711 N. University Ave.
had been averted through the quick
action of Prof. Robert K. Brown, of
the Dental School, who took into cus-
tody a man suspected by the police.
The man had been followed by of-
ficers for the past few days, and oc-
cupants of the offices had been
warned that he had been loitering
around the building for some days.
He entered Dr. Brown's office posing
as a salesman, but had no credentials
or identification. He was held at
pistol-point by the doctor while the
police were called:

No charge was lodged against the
man, but he was put out of the city
by police. A robbery was experienced
in this building a few years ago, and
all the offices were on the alert after

Huey Long Routs
Uprising With Use
Of National Guard

Equipment Of New County Jail
Built By University Mechanics

A large part of the iron bars and
grill work of the new Washtenaw
County Jail and sheriff's offices were
made in the shops of the University
for the county, according to Deputy
Sheriff Richard Klavitter.
The new jail is not yet complete on
the interior, but is already housing
prisoners, and the offices of the sher-
iff's department. It is regarded as
one of the most complete and up-to-
date structures of its sort in the
State, incorporating all of the latest
developments, and very modern in
its design.
The jail has been so constructed
that only one do :r is ever accessible
to prisoners, assuming that they
could escape from their sections of the
prison. Windows are of gloss, but an
iron grill is in place between the
panes. This grill has been hardened

ers. A ward entirely separate from,
the quarters of the other prisoners
is used for women, and still another
section is used for men being held
pending the hearing of their cases
in court. Each section is separated
from the others by steel doors, and
sound proof doors opening onto a
center space which may easily be
controlled from one point.
The sheriff's office is the only
opening facing the jail entrance. It
can be closed from outside or in by
steel dccrs, and the interior door to
the central corridors may also be
locked. Quarters are provided in the
basement for itinerants, who are giv-
en clean beds, and opportunities for
bathing and shaving. Located in the
cellar as well, are cells for "solitary
and silent" confinement. These are
used for hardened offenders who re-
fuse to follow the regulations of the

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