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Snow flurries 'Wednesday;
Thursday, partly cloudy and
somewhat colder.


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John Strachey And Free
Speech .
The Value Of Languages..



Bombs Injure
21 In Havana
Heavy Shooting Follows In
Wake Of 9 P.M. Curfew
Terrorism Sweeps
Bullet-Riddled City
Fear-Torn Capital Desolate
As Police, Soldiers Run
Wildly Through Streets
HAVANA, March 12. -(/P)-Bomb
explosions injuring 21 persons brought
immediate drastic enforcement of the
military governor's 9 o'clock curfew
last tonight in a story of bullets from
sub-machine guns, rifles, and pistols
in the hands of police and soldiers.
The paralyzing general strike
showed signs of breaking up; never
in all its hectic revolutionary days
was Havana in sch a state of deso-
lation and fear. Not 100 civilians of
the 600,000 population were on the
Bent on nipping any new movement
against President Mendieta's govern-
ment, Col. Jose Pedraza, military gov-
ernor, slapped on the curfew order. At
9:25 p.m. heavy ,shooting broke out
in several parts of the capital. The
city was startled, tense, and closely
shuttered. Police, soldiers and sailors
ran wildly through the streets.
HAVANA, March 12. - (ifP) --A new
wave of terrorism swept Havana late
today shortly after Lieut.-Col. Jose
Pedraza, military governor of the
province, ordered all pedestrians and
motorists off the streets after nine
o'clock each night.
An outburst of shooting followed
the outburst of two bombs on Carlos
Tercero St. The bombs wounded seven
persons. A third bomb exploded in an-
other part of the city.
The body of an unidentified man,
riddled with eight bullet holes, was
found on the outskirts of the city,
raising the death toll of week-end vio-
lence to 13.
Question Three
In Attempt To
Solve Murder
Fingerprint Examination
Of Ypsilanti Boy's Sled
Yields No Clue
Three men,wlho "may possibly have
some connection with the case," were
arrested yesterday by police in their
so-far fruitless efforts to find a clue
to the murder of seven-year-old
Richard Streicher, Jr.
Frank Gould, of Detroit, 32 years
old, was nabbed by Wayne County
authorities in Hamtramck yesteray
afternoon. Now in Ann Arbor for
grilling, Sheriff Jacob Andres ex-
pressed the belief that Gould "was
a little off mentally." Whether or not
he was a degenerate, of the type defi-
nitely sought for the Ypsilanti kill-
ing, was not established.
John Beyer, 44 years old, who ap-
parently has no home, was picked up
toward evening at the Shanghai grav-
el pit, just outside Ypsilanti. He is
being held here for questioning in
connection with the case on the
grounds that he is a "suspicious

The third man arrested, Frank
Hartwell, is charged with imperson-
ating an officer. He was spotted by'
sheriff's men just outside, Ann Arbor.
A lie detector may be used on the
men, it was indicated last night at
Withthe exception of these ar-
rests, Washtenaw County sheriffs,
State Police, and Ypsilanti police
were without definite clues to work
on last night. "We are running down
every possible angle," Sheriff Andres
said. Prosecutor Albert Rapp des-
cribed the efforts of his office to in-
vestigate the many theories of the
crime that hundreds of persons have
phoned to him. "No stone is being
left unturned," he stated.
Because many of the authorities
working on the case insist that the
slaying was the work of a sex degen-
erate who is still in the vicinity of the
Streicher home, a warning to all
Ypsilanti parents was issued yester-
day to keep their children indoors
at night. The extensive search of
hiflaings and hideouts nnar the T-ur-a

Gold Drop Seen As
Eagle Descends On
University Camp
LAt least one "Gold Eagle" was cir
culating yesterday in Ann Arbor - al
congressional acts and supreme couri
decisions to the contrary.
But this eagle was not a $10 gol
V piece, nor was it even distantly re-
lated to the NRA bird. It was a real
live golden eagle, enroute on its migra-
tion to the north.
The giant eagle, a bird rarely seen
in Ann Arbor, was spotted by Eli A
r Gallup, superintendent of parks, in the
vicinity of Geddes pond, near the
Huron River. He described the eagle's
attack on a flock of wild ducks which
were passing over head.
"It swooped down upon the ducks
and came so low I could see it plain-
ly," Mr. Gallup said. A flock of crows
then "mobbed" up on it, and it had
to turn its attention from the ducks
to them, he reported. After a brief
r skirmish, the eagle gave it up and
went on its way.
The golden eagle, according to Mu-
seum officials, wps probably on its
way to northern Michigan. While the
birds are not uncommon in that part
of the state, they are very rare in
and around Ann Arbor, the ornithol-
ogists pointed out.
While Mr. Gallup declined to esti-
mate the wing spread of the eagle, he
stated that it was a very large bird.
Clenched Fists
Bring To Close
Arms Hearing
Senator And 'Brass Drum'
Shearer Near Blows At
Turbulent Session
WASHINGTON, March 12.- () -
Fists clenched, William G. (Bass
Drum) Shearer, vociferous big Navy
advocate, today brought an abrupt
end to a turbulent Senate munitions
committee hearing by advancing upon
a committee member who had called
him "cowardly."
The name of President Roosevelt
himself was included in a list of "anti-
Americans" which were found in a
pamphlet published by Shearer in
This aroused Senator Homer T.
Bone, (Dem., Wash.), who lashed the
bulky Shearer and precipitated the
outburst that ended only when Chair-
man Gerald P. Nye (Rep., N.D.),
crashed his fist on the table for order
and shortly afterward brought the
hearing to a close.
As was expected, Shearer made a
lot of charges himself, among them
that Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, of
Columbia, and Bernard Baruch, fi-
nancier, were "anti-American." Bar-
uch has been a favorite radio target
of Father Coughlin and Huey Long.
Nye said that Baruch, adviser to
several presidents, would be called
to testify. He is expected to appear
on March 25 to testify as to his ac-
tivities as head of the War Industries
Board and will be given an opportu-
nity to reply to Long and Coughlin.
The committee expects tomorrow to
question Patrick J. Hurley, former
secretary of war; James A. Drain, past
national commander of the American
Legion, and James E. Van Zandt, pres-
ident of the Disabled Veterans of For-
eign Wars, tomorrow.
Dr. W. P. Lemon will speak on
Dante's "Divine Comedy," at a Lent
supper to be given at the First Pres-
byterian Church at 6 o'clock tonight.
This is the second of a series of lec-i
tures on world literature given at the

Mr. and Mrs. William Laird will act
as host and hostess at the supper.

Rift Between
Coughlin And
1 Long Widens
Senator And Priest Take
IDivergent Vi e ws 0
Presidential Support
I Smt dTogether In
Attaek On Johnson
Roosevelt Is Praised By
Fr. Coughlin, Lambasted
By The 'Kingfish'
WASHINGTON, March 12. - P') -
A widening cleavage between Father
Charles Coughlin and Senator Huey
Long was-seen today in the latest re-
newal of the spectacular battle of
epithets between them, on one side,
and Gen. Hugh S. Johnson on the
For the most part, the priest and the
senator preach the same economic
doctrines, but on one point, taking
their words at face value, they were
widely apart today. That point was
the question of supporting President
Long has lost no opportunity to
lambast the administration with ac-
cusations of broken promises to re-
distribute the nation's wealth. Cough-
lin last night renewed and reaffirmed
his 1932 slogan of "Roosevelt or Ruin."
Meanwhile, Johnson, preparing to
return to the attack in the immediate
future, "with plenty to say," went into
seclusion awaiting, as he said, a pop-
ular call to lead a nation-wide cam-
paign to exterminate the influence
of the senator and the cleric.
He denounced them jointly last
night as:
"Political termites" - "economic
shysters" - "public enemies number
one and two"- after Coughlin had
assailed him as a"political corpse"
- "braggart" - "chocolate soldier"
- distorter of history" - perverter
of logic."
Additional Cash
Voted By House
Measure To Aid Distressed
Home-Owners Is Sent
To Senate
WASHINGTON, March 12.-(/P) -
By a vote of 400 to 2, the House passed
today the measure which provides an
additional $1,750,000,000 for the Home
Owner's Loan Corporation to help
mortgage-burdened home owners.
The bill was sent to the Senate
after repeated attempts to raise the
$1,750,000,000 to $3,000,000,000 were
Members of the banking committee
gave assurance again and again that
the bill provided sufficient funds to
help deserving owners in distress.
Even so, the committee itself had
added $250,000,000 to the $1,500,000,-
000 originally in the measure. It also
wrote in a provision that new applica-
tions for help might be filed for 60
days after the bill becomes law.
Only eight of two score amendments
were accepted. One of the last adopted
boosted from $25,000 to $50,000 the
limit on loans - insured up to 20 per
cent by the Federal Housing Admin-
istration --made by private lending
agencies for repair and improvement
of commercial structures.
The Republican opposition to the

bill dwindled down to Reps. Walter
G. Andrews, New York, and Schuyler
Merritt, of Connecticut.

Strachey Arrested In Chicao On
Charge Of False Entry Into U. S.;
Deny Lecture Permlission Again

In Detent
Ruthven S

Not Involved
ion, President


Faculty Petition Is
SignedBy Fifty
Plan Speech At Granger's
Following Refusal Of
Professors' Request
President Alexander G. Ruth-
ven, when asked early this morn-
ing whether the University had
participated in any of the "com-
plaints" cited by the immigration
bureau as responsible for John
Strachey's arrest, declared un-
equivocally that "the University
had absolutely nothing whatso-
ever to do with it."
The official voice of Washington
yesterday at least temporarily sub-
dued the local hubbub over the Uni-
versity Lecture Policy Committee's
rejection of two proposals for holding
a lecture by John Strachey in Hill
Auditorium tomorrow night.
The second refusal, made following
the agreement by four University
professors to assume full responsibil-
ity for the lecture, was announced
yesterdayhafternoon by Prof.nLouis C.
Karpinski, one of the applicants, and
was later confirmed by Carl Brandt,
secretary and spokesman for the lec-
ture committee. No reasons for the
committee's action were given.
Professor Karpinski also announced
that more than 50 members of the
faculty have signed a petition, like-
wise presented to the committee,
which states, in part, "we the under-
signed members of the University fac-
ulties, earnestly urge the committee
to recognize the apparently just claim
of the National Student League that
their contract for Hill Auditorium
should stand, and that Mr. Strachey'
be allowed to lecture there."
Signers Of Request
The signers of the request by the
faculty group, in addition to Profes-
sor Karpinski, were Professors John
F. Shepard, Robert C. Angell, and
Howard M. Jones.l
After explaining the circumstances
leading up to the offer, the request
said, "We wish it distinctly understood
that we are willing to do this, not ou
of sympathy for Mr. Strachey's polit-
ical and economic views, but out of a
sincere desire that the University may
not, however unjustly, be placed in theI
position of seeming to deny the Amer-
ican principle of free speech."
The faculty committee originally
included the Rev. Harold P. Marley of
the Unitarian Church, Neal Staebler
part-owner of the Staebler Oil Co.,
William L. Fisch, '37, Samuel Mag-
duff, '36A, and Cyril Hetsko, '36L, but
these all dropped from the committee
"on the suggestion of a high adminis-
trative official."
Granger's Alternate;
In accordance with the arrange-7
ments between the Strachey Lecture
Committee and the faculty group, re-
sponsibility for the lecture automa-
tically reverted to the National Stu-
dent League when no approval of the'
latter's proposal was forthcoming by
6 p.m. yesterday.
The Strachey Lecture Committee
announced lat night that the alter-
nate auditorium for the speech will be
Granger's Ballroom. Davis Hobbs,
'35L, will be the chairman of the meet-
In regard to the faculty petition,
Professor Karpinski declared that "no
attempt was made to reach any larger
number." The text of the petition,
addressed to the lecture committee,
was as follows:j
Text Of Petition
"In view of the fact that Mr. John
Strachey is a distinguished English
author, a well-known commentator on
social changes, a man whose views
have received favorable recognition
in Europe and America, and in view I

of the further fact that the Univer-
sity granted the request by the Na-
tional Student League for the lecture
by Mr. Strachey, and that the League
has adequate financial responsibility
and has completed a contract for the
,nn+-_ c I ... - it -

of '

trachey Is Seco

Succession For Title Of Baron
velyn John Strachey, who was from the Astor division of Birming-
ested and ordered deported last ham. He sat until the fall of the sec-
ht by the United States govern- ond British Labor government in 1931.
nt, is a member of one of England's when he resigned his affiliation with
st prominent families. his party, "convinced that British
ephew of Lytton Strachey, famous Social Democracy was the enemy and
arapher, and son of John St. Loe not the friend of British workers."
achey, English editor, the noted His most famous books are "The
rxist exponent is the second in line Coming Struggle for Power" and "The
succession for the title of Baron Menace of Fascism." Other works by
achey. Strachey include "Revolution by Rea-
e received his education at Eton son," "Workers Control in the Rus-
Magdalen College, Oxford, and his sian Mining Industry," and "Litera-
t literary work was done for his ture and Dialectical Materialism." His
ier's paper, the Spectator. Between most recent book, "The Nature of th(
5 and 1929 he was editor of the Capitalist Crisis," has been widel
ialist Review, monthly organ of the acclaimed by critics and economists
ependent Labor Party, and later University library reports that there i,
The Miner, official organ of Brit- a long waiting -list for his earlie]
s largest trade union, the Miners' books, and local bookstores report c
eration of Great Britain. complete sell out of his latest book
uring this period he ┬░also made Among the American colleges whicl'
visits to Russia and was arrested have heard Strachey speak are Co-
participation in the English gen- lumbia University, Bowdoin College,
'strike of 1925. Dartmouth College, Middlebury Col-
n 1929 he was elected to Parlia- lege, Bates College, New York Univer-
tt as a member of the Labor Party, sity, and Bennington College.

nd In Line Of

'Paris Gun' Will
Be Described
By Col. Miller'
Gun Which Shelled Paris
From 75 Miles Away Is
Lecture Subject
The "Paris Gun,"' used during the
World War by the German forces to
shell the city of Paris from a position
behind the German lines, more than
75 miles away, will be described by
Colonel Harold A. Miller of the de-
partment of mechanism and engineer-
ing drawing in a lecture to be given
at 7:30 p.m. today in Natural Science
The lecture is sponsored by the stu-
dent branch of the American Society
of Mechanical Engineers, and is open
to the general public. No admission
charge will be made.
Colonel Miller was head of the
heavy artillery forces of this country
during the War. He is considered the
greatest authority of the allied nations
on this special and unique form of
modern war implement.
The German forces imposed a re-
striction, punishable by death, on the
spread of information concerning this
gun. Colonel Miller gained his data
through the facilities of the British
and American intelligence corps.
Despite the fact that no member
of the allied armies has ever seen
this Paris gun, or one of the seven
guns of similar description made by
Germany during the war, Colonel
Miller has been able to obtain com-
plete information on every part of the
A capacity audience is expected to
attend the lecture, according to John
Schmidt, '35E, president of the A.S.-
M.E. student organization.
WASHINGTON, March 12. -- ()) -
Harry L. Troutman, American consul
at Salonika, reported to the State
department today that he had visited
Seres after its occupation by the gov-
ernment forces yesterday and found
all Americans there unharmed.
Michigan GeniiJ
Character Of Yo

Union Planning
Lecture Series
Fore Freshmen
Adjustment Program Will
Be Under Direction Of
Prof. Bennett Weaver
A series of lectures and discussions
for freshman men relative to their
experiences and difficulties in becom-
ing adapted to life on the University
campus has been planned by the
Union committee on Student-Faculty
This new program, which is under
the direction of Prof. Bennett Weaver
of the English department, will at-
tempt to gather information dealing
with student problems with the idea
of aiding undergraduates, particularly
freshmen, in adjusting themselves to
campus life.
A general meeting of freshman men
interested in the project will be held
at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in
the north lounge of the Union, at
which time Professor Weaver will ex-
plain the program.
Closely paralleling the orientation
program developed by the League, this
project is the first definite step in
the inauguration of a similar setup
for men, which will probably be put
into actual operation next fall,
William R. Dixon, '36, a member of
the Union committee, explained last
Professor Weaver will conduct reg-
ular meetings for the remainder of
the semester to discuss with the fresh-
man men their problems of adjust-
ment and ways and means of making
the shift to campus life easier. These
discussions, according to Dixon, will
deal chiefly with the problems of
proper methods of study, choice of
fields of interest, and stimulation of
interest in intellectual pursuits.
The Michigan Society of Architects
will hold its twenty-first annual con-
vention in the Hotel Fort Shelby Fri-
day and Saturday.

Released For Appearance
At 10 A.M. Today Before
Speech Here Is
Still Not Definite
Possibilty Of International
Incident Seen; British
Consul Noncommittal
The possibility of John Strach-
ey's lecturing here tomorrow
night depended entirely upon the
outcome of his meeting with im-
migration officials in Chicago at
10 a.m. this morning, dispatches
from. Associated Press offices in
Chicago, Washington, and New
York revealed. No definite in-
formnatioif as to whether Mr.
Strachey would be released in
time to appear here tomorrow
night could be learned by The
Daily at 3:30 a.m. this morning.
CHICAGO, March 12 -()- Eve-
lyn John St. Loe Strachey, British au-
thor here on a lecture tour, was ar-
rested by immigration authorities to-
night after issuance of a warrant
charging he entered the United States
"by means of false and misleading
The prominent writer, son of the
late publisher of the conservative
Spectator and nephew of the well-
known British biographer, Lytton
Strachey, was apprehended as he
concluded an address at the Jewish
temple in suburb Glencoe.
He was taken into a private office
in the temple by Federal and local
authorities after an extended confer-
ence was freed without bond to make
his appearance before immigration
authorities tomorrow.
Warrant Issued
The warrant on which he was ar-
rested was issued at Washington and
charged that since Strachey entered
the United States last Dec. 25, he had
declared himself to be a Communist,
and his detention, looking toward de-
portation proceedings, was based up-
on that matter. s-
While some observers saw a pos-
sibility of an "international incident"
in Strachey's arrest, Lewis Bernays,
British consul in Chicago, said:
"I will take no steps regarding the
matter until I receive instructions to
do so."
'Semi-Radical' Address
Strachey spoke tonight on the sub-
ject, "The Coming Struggle for Pow-
er," an address termed by listeners
is 'semi-radical.'
Several immigration, officials under
A. M. Doig, assistant director of the
immigration bureau here, accompa-
nied by Glencoe police, made the ar-
rest about 10:30 p.m. (C.S.T.) and
took the prisoner at once to the of-
fice of Rabbi Charles Shulman in the
temple. An extended conference was
held in the office before the announce-
ment of the arrest was made.
WASHINGTON, March 12-(P)-
The government ordered the arrest
of Evelyn John Strachey, British au-
thor, on the claim that he had en-
tered the United States "by means
of false and misleading statements"
and since arriving here had "de-
clared himself to be a Communist."
The Federal bureau of immigration
announced that circumstances it
mentioned rendered Strachey's de-
portation "mandatory under the im-
migration laws."
Whether the immigration bureau's
move foreshadowed any further ac-
tion against those of Communist
leanings was not immediately made
NEW YORK, March 13.-(AP)-W.
Colton Leigh, who directs a lecture
tour bureau for which Evelyn John St.

Loe Strachey was speaking, tonight
said, "It appears like a lot of fuss over
nothing at all," when informed Stra-
chey had been arrested on orders of
the U.S. Bureau of Immigration.
Strachey had been arrested at Glen-
coe, Ill., on a warrant which charged
him with making false statements to
enter the country and since declaring
himself a Communist.
Leigh began hastily to check on
what the arrest will mean to the lec-
ture tirn, nhpacNIPA ohnupr in nn-

Major Services Of University
To State Described By Smith

uthful Precocity
work but were more consistent in the

Giving an outline of some of the#
services which the University pro-
vides for the State of Michigan, Shir-
ley W. Smith, vice-president and sec-
retary of the University, pointed out
that they were evidences of the Uni-
versity's "of the people and for the
people" policy, in a radio interview
conducted yesterday over Station
WJR broadcast from the campus
studios in Morris Hall.
Mr. Smith, who was interviewed
by Prof. Waldo Abbot, director of the
Morris Hall studios, mentioned the
University Hospital as the chief direct
service contact with the people of
the State.
"In point of numbers," said Mr.
Rmith "+the nninaetintsexceed

pointed out, was the extension courses
of study. "About 2,500 people," he
said, "are annually enrolled in courses
conducted off the Ann Arbor campus
by the extension division."
Engineering research was another
service enumerated by Mr. Smith.
"The department of engineering re-
search, at the expense of its clients,
not the University," he stated, "in-
vestigates fundamental technical
problems for industrial concerns and
manufacturers, giving these business-
es the benefit of the University's ex-
pert personnel in all scientific branch-
es and the advantages of its librar-
ies, laboratories, and equipment."
A course on adult education, Mr.
Rmitanoc.+cart a , onnm,lly haenrnd

The story about the youthful wiz- end.
ard who graduated from high school In 1931, for example, out of 49 Phi
Betes only 20 had made Phi Eta Sig-
at the tender age of 11, received his ma (for men) or Alpha Lambda Delta
B.A. at 15, his Ph.D. at 17, and then (for women). In 1932, 26 out of 52
was found by a curious reporter, who of the scholastically glorified had
was interested in what happened to been honored in their freshman year.
precocious people after maturity, to In 1933 and 1934, 16 and 17, respec-
tively, represented the very meager
be clerking when he was 35 in an number who finished as they had
obscure publishing house for $15 a started, out of a total of 46 and 36
week, is paralleled on the Michigan for the two respective years who were
campus at least in regard to the blessed with the senior key of schol-
.petering out of scholastically-minded arship.
students by the time they have Tn norr n +angP the nmharw hha

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