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The Weather
Rain Saturday, turning to
snow flurries at night; much.
colder, generally fair Sunday.

A6F Akoo



Tennessees Of Another Sort .. .
America's Ballyhoo ...



Slayer Of
Boy S till
D4 Ili
At Large:
Officers Think Letter Sent
To Streehers Is Work
Of Crank
Some Fingerprints
On Sled Unknown
Lose 'Possible Clue As
Clothes Ae Destroyed
Before Examination
YPSILANTI, March 15. - (A) -The
investigation of the mysterious slay-
ing March 7 of seven-year-old Rich-
ard Streicher, Jr., centered in this city
again today after two officers returned
from Elkhart, Ind., reporting they had
gained no information of value in that
The officers, Sergeant Ernest Kla-
vitter and Trooper Clarkson of the
state police spent the day in Elkhart,
reporting when they returned here
that a letter sent to Richard P. Strei-
cher, father of the slain youth, appar-
ently was the work of a crank. The
letter offered valuable information
about the crime. The Streichers lived
in Elkhart three years ago.
Fingerprints Found
Fingerprints other than those of
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Streicher were
found, on the sled with which their
son, Richard, 7 years old, was playing
in the hour before he disappeared a'
week ago Thursday, it was revealed
late yesterday by Patrolman William
Franklin, fingerprint expert of the
Ypsilanti police.
It was the first definite clew leading I
to the detection of the. killer of the
boy which the police have uncovered
so far in a week of investigation. The
fingerprints of the parents are not
considered of significance, since both
handled the sled after it was found
leaning against the outs. wall of the
Streicher apartment house, after
Richard had vanished. .<
Police at first paid little attention
to the sled, or to the theory that it
might yield a clew to the killer. Later
William Franklin, Ypsilanti patrol-
man and fingerprint expert, was as-
signed to that angle of the case, and
found more than 11 fingerprints on
the sled. He took fingerprints of both
the dead boy's parents and yester-
day made his comparisons. The prints
tallied in several instances, but not
in all, Chief Southard revealed. Be-
yond that, he refused to be quoted,
except to say that investigation along
thisrline would be pushed with new
Clothes Destroyed
Loss of a. possible valuable clew was
revealed yesterday, when it was ascer-
tained that the clothes found on the
boy's body had been burned before
police had examined them.
Lynn Schaeffer, a partner in the J.
C. Moore Funeral Home, said he held
the clothes at the undertaking parlor
for a day and a half after the body
was brought there, then asked Mrs.
Streicher what disposition to make of
them. She told him that she did n
want to see them again and he burned.
them up.
Schaeffer, said that while the hel-
met of the lad had been cut by the
instrument, presumably a knife, which
had caused the boy's death, there were
no knife cuts in the boy's jacket, a
shirt or undershirt that he could re-
call. Some of the buttons were fas-
tened. It is believed that the killer

had partially unfastened the boy's
clothing before inflicting the fatal
Prof. Bryson
Will Speak On
Lecture Series
The addition of Prof. Lyman Lloyd
Bryson of the Teachers College at
Columbia to the University Lecture
Series was announced yesterday by
Wilfred B. Shaw, director of alumni
relations, who arranged for the lec-
ture. Professor Bryson will speak here
Thursday on the subject, " An Ex-
periment in Community Education."
One of the leaders in the field of the
adult education movement, Profes-
sor Bryson lately led the discussion
of a community forum conducted at
Des Moines, Iowa, and will lead the
first session of the recently organized
local Community Forum, Sunday,
March 24, on the subject, "Are We

Strachey Says Overthrow Of
Government Not His Purpose
By FRED WARNER NEAL "There is a dictatorship of the prole-
Leaning back in a comfortable chair tariat to be sure, but Stalin has no
and sipping a toddy, tall, heavy, dark- dictatorial powers. He does only what
complexioned John Strachey, British the Communist party allows him to
radical economist, answered questions do."
and talked freely afterheescaped In contrast with the prevalent be-
from the mob that besieged him at lief of autocracy in Italy and Ger-
the conclusion of his speech here Fri- many, Strachey stated emphatically
day night. that "there are no absolute dictator-
Asked if he believed it possible for ships in either of those countries. The
the economic order of the United personal power of both Mussolini and
Stats t chngeand til reaintheHitler is greatly exaggerated in the
States to change and still retain the United States. Mussolini is bound to
present form of government under the obey the capitalists in Italy, and
constitution, Stracoey said: "From Hitler is but the tool of capitalists in
what I know of your government, I Germany."
believe it is possible. However, I would estin.
say it is improbable that such a thing Questioned point blank, "Do you
could come about. sadvocate the overthrow of the United
coul com abot."States?" the English communist re-
"I'll have to be a little evasive here," turned emphatically, "I do not."
he replied when asked whether he When asked "Did you enter the
would prefer communism under a dic- United States under false pretenses,"
tatorship to, capitalism under democ- he said, "No sir." The "inside" of his
racy. "I can only say that communism arrest in Chicago, he said, was merely
is never a dictatorship and capitalism an attempt of the United States gov-
never a democracy." ernment "to prevent me from speak-
"But, Mr. Strachey," he was asked, ing. They were denying the right of
"Is there not a dictatorship under free speech. And I can prove to them,
Stalin in Russia now?" I think, that it is not a deportable of-
"I should say not," he retorted. (Continued on Page 6)

Ohio Wesleyan
President Will'
Dr. Edmund D. Soper To
Feature Local Church
Program Tomorrow
A k by Dr. Edmund D. Soper,
presi- nt of Ohio Wesleyan Univer-
sity, will feature the program of Ann
Arbor churches tomorrow.
Dr. Soper will be the guest speaker
at the Wesleyan Guild Service to be
held at 6 p.m. Sunday in Stalker
Hall, In the morning service at
10:45 a.m. in the First Methodist
Episcopal Church the Rev. Charles
W. Brashares will deliver a sermon
on "What Should I Do?" as the sec-
ond in his Lenten series.
A series of Sunday night illus-
trated lectures will be inaugurated
tomorrow when the Rev. C. A. Brauer
speaks on "Jesus, The Light of the
World" at 7 p.m. in the St. Paul's
Lutheran Church. The subject for
the morning sermon at 10:45 a.m.
will be "Faith Triumphant."
Mary Belle Oldridge, secretary of
the North Central Region Student
Volunteer Movement, will discuss I
"Toyhiko Kagawa, Social Reformer"
at 7:30 p.m. in the Congregational
Church. The Rev. Allison Ray Heaps'
series on "The Old Testament in the
New Times" will be continued at
10:30 a.m. with a sermon on "TheI
Charge of the Three Hundred." The
educational feature of the service
will be a lecture by Prof. Preston W.
Slosson of the history department
on "Calvin and the Puritans."
The Rev. William P. Lemon has
chosen "The Happiness of Misery"
as the subject of his sermon to be
delivered at 10:45 a.m. in the Pres-
byterian Church. At 6:30 p.m. a stu-
dent forum will be held on the sub-
ject, "What Kind of a Utopian Are
"Religion According To the Mass-
es," a review on the Sean O'Casey
play "Within the Gates," will be the
subject of the Rev. Harold P. Mar-
ley's sermon at 5:15 p.m. in the Uni-
tarian Church. Eugene Kuhne, '35,
will speak to the Liberal Students'
Union meeting at 7:30 p.m. on "Ad-
ventures With the CCC."
Rabbi Bernard Heller will discuss
"From Shushim To Munich, a Prime
Analogy," in the service to be held
at 11:15 a.m. in the League Chapel.

Actives Are Badly
Upset As Pledges
Make Plume Calls
Active members of one of the local
tongs had just settled down after
sending the pledges out on the Hell
Week scavenger hunt at midnight
Thursday night, when the phone
rang, and a very authoritative voice
asked to speak to the house presi-
When the house president answered,
he was told, "This is the desk ser-
geant down at the police station, and
we have picked up a man who claimsI
to be a pledge at your house, for dis-
turbing the peace. Please come down
and see about it."
The president gasped, and turned to
tell the rest of the brothers the bad
news, but before he had a chance to
get a cab and go down, one, more sus-
picious than the rest, phoned the po-
lice station for verification. He was
told that no such call had been made.
The house had no sooner settled
dow tha th phn agaan
This time it was one of the cab com-
panies calling to verify an order for
five cabs- to take several sick mem-
bers to the Health Service. When he
had been told it was a mistake, the
members sat around for an hour, ner-
vously awaiting the next waggish call
from the now suspected pledges.
An inquisition at lunch yesterday
brought out the fact that the pledges
had held a rendezvous at the police
station the night before, where the
plot against the active chapter's sleep
and peace of mind had been hatched.
Relief Amendment
AdoptedBy .Senate
WASHINGTON, March 15 -(/P)-
I The Senate today adopted the Admin-
istration compromise amendment to
the $4,880,000,000 relief bill allowing
lower than prevailing wages on all
except permanent public building
projects so long as they do not "af-
fect adversely" the going private
The action came after rejection, 50
to 38, of the McCarran amendment
requiring payment of prevailing
wages on all projects.
The two votes broke the long dead-
lock over this issue between organized
labor and the White House and as-}
sured the final passage of the $4,880,-1
000,000 bill by early next week.
Both Michigan Senators, James
Couzens and Arthur H. Vandenberg,
voted in favor of the McCarran

Is Refused
Interrupts Detroit Lecture
To Halt Collection By
Judge Candidatej
Refused New Haven
School For Letirei
Chicago Dean Says Fuss
About 'College Reds' Is
Highly Overworked
DETROIT, March 15 --()-Evelyn
John St. Loe Strachey, British lectur-
er and Communist advocate, whose
deportation is being sought by the
United States, interrupted his lecture
before a packed audience tonight to
halt a collection of defense funds.
Maurice Sugar, candidate for judge
of Detroit's Recorder's Court, whose
campaign card designates no party,
took the stage as Strachey closed the
first part of his discourse on "The
Coming Struggle for Power" and
asked an audience of 1,109 persons to
contribute to a fund to fight Stra-
chey's deportation case.
The British lecturer stepped for-
ward and denied that he had author-
ized such a collection.
"Well, if Strachey needs no collec-
tion," said Sugar, "there is an urgent
need to fight Fascism in Detroit."
Collections proceeded but behind
the stage curtain Strachey censured
Sugar before returning to the stage
to answer questions.
In his main discourse, the British
lecturer reiterated the opinions he
expressed before a student audience
in Ann Arbor Thursday night, that,
"the capitalistic system was doomed
to destruction." He characterized
the deportation proceedings in Chica-
go as evidence that the capitalistic
system was in "a decidedly precarious
Earlier Strachey told interviewers
that he found points of similarity be-
tween the doctrines and methods of
the Rev. Charles E. Coughlin and
Adolph Hitler. He said the only tend-
encies of Fascism he had observed
in this country were the movements
sponsored by Sen. Huey P. Long
Strachey said he considered the
immediate political situation in;
America to be the clash between Gen-.
eral Johnson, representing the ad-
ministration adherents, Fr. Coughlin,
and Huey Long.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 15. -.
(M)-Education officials tonight re-
fused to permit the use of the New
Haven High School Monday night for
an address by Evelyn John Strachey,
British Communist, but his sponsor,
the Social Problems Club of Yale, said
he would lecture anyway.
The refusal to permit Strachey to
lecture in a school was said by the
Board of Education Committee / on
School Buildings to have resulted from
the economist's arrest on charges he
entered the country illegally.
The Yale News assailed city officials
editorially for their action.
CHICAGO, March 15.-(P)-George
A. Works, dean of students at the
University of Chicago, thinks the fuss
about "college reds" is a "tempest in
I a teapot."
"There is a great deal more to fear,"
he said today, "from Huey Long and
his ideas."
Although a University of Chicago

professor furnished bond for Evelyn
John St. Loe Strachey, communist
lecturer, at his recent deportation
hearing, Dean Works declared that
therewere no communists on the fac-
ulty and that radicals comprised only
about one per cent of the student body.
As for a popular notion that colleges
breed radicals he said:
"Education tends to make one con-
servative. Universities have many
times as many conservatives as they
do radicals.
He stated only two of 125 student
organizations, the National Student
League and the Socialist Club, had
radical leanings and that less than a'
dozen communists roamed the cam-
pus. But the minority gained notice.
3 Pass Hauptnan
On Way To Chair
TRENTON, N. J., March 15 -(I)--
Walking one by one past the cell of
Bruno Richard Hauptmann, three
convicted murderers met death in the

Post Forced
Down When
Oxygen Fails
Lands Safely At Cleveland
On Second Attempt To
Better Record
Plane Carried No
Radio Transnitter

Of Revenue For
University Looms


fficials Estimate
Averaged 340
In Last 2 Hours1


CLEVELAND, March 15. --(P) -I
Wiley Post, round-the-world flier,
seeking a new Los Angeles to New
York airplane record by a strato-
sphere flight, landed safely at Cleve-
land airport at 5:20 p.m., Eastern
Standard Time, today.
Post was forced to abandon his
flight when his supply of oxygen for
him to breath ran too low for him to
continue. He made a good landing and
a few minutes later was engaged in the
task of getting out of his stratosphere
Airport officials said that during the
last two hours of his flight Post had
made a speed of approximately 340
miles an hour between Los Angeles
and Cleveland. He had hoped to make
the 2,447-mile distance from Los An-
geles to New York in eight hours or
Today's failure was the second time
recently that the Oklahoma flier had
fallen short of his hope of breaking
the transcontinental record of 10
hours and two minutes, now held by
Col. Roscoe Turner.
Only a few weeks ago, he attempted
a similar flight but was forced down
in a Western desert by engine trouble.
He consequently charged that some-
one, unidentified had put steel filings
or emery dust in the motor of his pow-
erful plane, the Winnie Mae.
At his destination, Floyd Bennett
Field, New York, a huge crowd which
had gathered to watch Post land was
Post's forced landing is "no dis-
couragement," Frank Phillips, Bar-
tlesville (Okla.) oil magnate and spon-
sor of the flight, said in New York.
He added, "We will continue our ef-
forts to perfect stratosphere flights."
Post left Los Angeles at 9:15 a.m.,
carrying no wireless sending appara-
As costume for the flight, Post had a
sixteen-pound oxygen and pressure
suit, "fearfully and wonderfully
It included a rubber "inner tube"
and an outer garment of heavy cloth
with accessory to match - a visored-
aluminum helmet, all for protection
against intense cold and ultra-thin air
of high altitudes.
Post's specially made suit, resem-
bling a deep-sea diver's apparatus,
was necessitated by stratosphere tem-
peratures of around 60adegrees below
zero, Fahrenheit, and air pressure of
about one-third the sea-level normal
of 14.7 pounds to the square inch.
In such thin air, he could not
breathe long, and the hypo-pressure
would cause his nose, ears and possibly
eyes to bleed. To forestall such con-
tingencies, a generator in the cabin
of his plane feeds his helmet with
oxygen under pressure.
WASHINGTON, March 15.--(P)-
President Roosevelt today nominated
Rear Admiral Adolphus Andrews,
former aide to President Coolidge, to
be chief of the navy bureau of navi-
gation and Capt. Harold G. Bowen
as chief of the bureau of engineering
with the rank of rear admiral.

Shamrock From Erin
Is A Rarity In U. S.
WASHINGTON, March 15 -OP)--
Irishmen in America will find it prac-
tically impossible to buy a shamrock
from the ould sod for this St. Pat-
rick's Day.
Luchien Memminger, American
consul general at Belfast, in an arti-
cle in the American Foreign Journal,
said that though many Irish folks
send sprigs of the plant here each
year, the plant itself can not be ad-
mitted unless roots have been washed
and plants and packing materials are
free from soil. This is because of
government rules on plant imports.
Flood Drives
600 Families
From Homes
National Guardsmen Give
Alarm In Time -To Save
Farm Livestock
(By Associated Press)
The turbulent St. Francis River
tore a gap in the levee at Kennett,
Mo., Friday and surged over a mile-
wide area, driving 600 families from
their homes.
Four National Guard companies
that had been patrolling the wall gave
the alarm in time to save most of the
livestock, and army tents were as-
sembled to shelter the refugees.
Before the Kennett levee was
washed away the Red Cross had esti-
mated the flood homeless at 5,000, and
it was feared the number might be
doubled by Saturday. Backwaters
of the Mississippi inundated 3,000
acres in Perry County, Mo.
The danger was lessening in Illi-
nois, and the Ohio River Valley for
the most part, although forecasts of
rain held - a threat of rising waters
again this week-end. A crest of 52
feet was expected at Cincinnati, where
the stage yesterday was 50 feet. West
Portsmouth, O., was isolated by the
Ohio and Scioto Rivers, and at Mays-
ville, Ky., 50 miles east of Cincinnati,
residents of the lower parts of the
city were moving to dry land.
At Beardstown, Ill., the Illinois
river had reached the 16.2 foot stage
- highest since 1933, but the seawall
built after the disastrous flood of
1927 protected the city. At Shaw-
neetown, just below the juncture of
the Wabash and Ohio, the river was
rising rapidly and menacing the
countryside, although Shawneetown
itself was not in danger. The stage
was 35.2 yesterday and a crest of 45
feet was predicted by rivermen.
Saline County, Illinois, which was
40 per cent water in mid-week, was
drying speedily and residents were
moving back home.
Resorts in Southern St. Louis Coun-
ty, Mo., were under 10 feet of water
from the rampage of the Meramec
River, but the crest had passed last
night. Cottages in the area were un-
occupied and damage was probably

Abolition Of Mill Tax Is
Likely; May Use General
Fund For Appropriation
Ruthven Approves
Proposed Change
Appropriation Would Be
Increased $64,000 By
Legislative Move
LANSING, March 15.- ()- Mill
taxes which have been the princial
support of the University of Michigan
and Michigan State College for many
years were voted out of existence by
the Legislature today. With them went
the $3,500,000 state property tax,
which is levied solely to meet mill tax
appropriations, and the way was
paved for abolition of the state tax
A technical mixup will delay for a
few days final enactment of the mea-
mures repealing the mill taxes. The
Senate previously had passed almost
identical bills. Instead of concurring,
the House passed bills of its own
origin. The Senate next week will re-
mall its measures and pass on the
House bills.
Despite scattered opposition, the
University bill went through the
House by a vote of 75 to 16. The vote
>n the Michigan State measure was
almost the same. Opponents contend-
:d nothing would be gained as money
for the institutions will have to come
from some other source. Companion
bills are pending providing that ap-
oropriations be made from the general
funds, with the mill taxes as a yard-
stick to fix the size.
The Reed Bill, which was intro-
duced into the State Legislature on
February 18, will, if enacted, definite-
ly establish the general fund as the
Source of income for the University.
This measure is reported to be under
consideration by a committee at Lan-
The University was formerly sup-
ported principally by the mill tax, the
abolition of which was virtually as-
3ured by the action of the State Leg-
islature yesterday.
A continued "measured" appropria-
ion for the University equal to .73 of a
mill on each dollar of the assessed
valuation of the taxable property of
:he state is proposed in the Reed Bill.
Such a shift in the source of the
U~niversity income has the approval
, President Alexander G. Ruthven,
who stated recently that he believed
t better to take the money for the
appropriation from the general fund
rather than from any particular tax.
It was also predicted at the same
ime by President Ruthven that the
Jniversity would annually receive,
under the proposed set-up in the
neighborhood of $4,064,000, an in
crease of $64,000 over the annual in-
,ome of the University at the present
It was explained by President Ruth-
ven that these estimates are based on
;he present assessed valuation of tax-
able property in the state.
The figure which was sent to the
;tate director of the budget as the
amount necessary to operate the Uni-
7ersity for the next year was $4,080,-
)00, $16,000 more than the appropria-
ion would be under the Reed bill.
Federal Agents
Open Drive
Against Crime
WASHINGTON, March 15 -(A)-
More than 1,500 in jail, and contra-

band valued in the millions were the
rewards tonight of a swift and gigan-
tic campaign which linked all the
agents of the treasury in a concerted
Secretary of the. Treasury Henry
Morgenthau, Jr., today expressed
himself as extremely pleased with
the result of the first day's crime
drive which had netted 1,747 prison-
ers just before nightfall.
Narcotic peddlers and addicts,
smugglers, counterfeiters, liquor tax
evaders, violators of every law for
which the Treasury, holds enforce-
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Shift In


Many Safeguards Guarantee
Purity Of City's Milk Supply,

Studies Take Back Seat When
Spring Comes To Ann Arbor

Down in the basement of the City
Hall is a combination office and lab-
oratory where Harold J. Barnum, City
Milk Inspector, does the work of en-
forcing the City Milk Ordinances and
protecting the public from poor and
unsanitary milk.
Mr. Barnum's records show that
there are on the average 250 farms
producing milk for the Ann Arbor
market. The ordinances provide that
those farms must keep their cattle
free from tubefculosis, otherwise
healthy, and free from dirt. The
stables must be adequately drained,
proper ventilation maintained and a
proper water supply available both

to determine its purity. At least once
a month tests are taken of the milk
of each producer, and straining tests
are made to determine the amount of
dirt in it. Methylene blue tests are
also made to determine the keeping
quality. A record is kept of each
producer on these points, and he is
given a rs~ting.
Mr. Barnum said that the keeping
quality of milk is directly related to
the number of bacteria present. "The
more bacteria present in the milk,
the faster the blue indicator disap-
pears," Mr. Barnum explained. "By
the addition of methylene blue to a
sample of milk and the application of
heat, the number of bacteria pres-
ent can be determined." Mr. Bar-
num added that if the milk remains

It appeared yesterday that Ann
Arbor had become just "a leetle
tetched in the haid."
People were going around doing the
darndest things: taking "Ask Me
Another" tests, playing marbles,
whacking away at "bean porridge
hot" and, oh yes, studying, some of
Although our investigators report
that snow will probably fall in abun-
dance soon after this paper is in your
hands, the robins - fat little har-
bingers of spring -, bless their feath-
ers, were momentarily in abundance.-
The childhood pastime of stamping
one's left palm with the moistened
thumb of one's right hand, and then
whacking' the left palm with the right

Street, a practice customarily depre-
cated at Michigan.
Although the arboretum was adhe-
sive with large quantities of thick
mud, experts agreed that if spring
stays for three or four days Ann Ar-
bor's favorite skiing place will be a
suitable background for more ro-
mantic activities.
Officials at the University Hospital
reported no heat prostrations yes-
terday, but predicted a brisk business
today and tomorrow should the mer-
cury continue its stratospheric aspira-
With March 1, traditional break-.
the-ice day, past without the cus-
tomary observance, Barton Pond ob-
servers are, however, still waiting
for the first swimmers.
In the local taverns (the proprie-

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