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The Weather

Increasing cloudiness and
Olightly warmer today, followed
by showers Saturday.


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Regarding Hell Week ...
Semesters And Quarters.. .



Sen. Holt
To Speak
At Union
Sp eech Will Be Given In
Open Forum At 4 P.M.;
Topic Not Disclosed
To Tour Campus
And Ford Plant
Senator Spoke At Pontiac
Last Night; Will Go To
Adrian Tonight
Senator-Elect Rush D. Holt (Dem..
W. Va.), arrived in Ann Arbor late
last night to speak at an open forum
to be held at 4 p.m. today in the
ballroom of the Union.
Senator Holt did not announce the
subject of his speech. He will be in-
troduced by Horatio J Abbot, local
business man and Democratic Na-
tional Committeeman from Michigan.
Douglas R. -Welch, '35, recording sec-
retary of the Union, will preside as
chairman of the forum.
The speaker will make an inspec-
tion of the University buildings, par-
ticularly the Law Quadrangle, this
morning. Mr. Abbot will present him
to President Alexander G. Ruthven.
At the conclusion of the tour of the
campus, Senator Holt will be taken
to River Rouge to inspect the Ford
Motor Co. plant there.
Immediately afterwards, he will re-
turn to Ann Arbor to address the
Senator Holt talked at a large ban-
quet last night held in Pontiac, and
tonight he will go to Adrian to speak
at another dinner, according to Mr.
Although properly elected to a seat
in the United States Senate at the
November elections, Senator Holt
must wait until his thirtieth birthday
on June 19 to be sworn into office.
Attempts have been made to deny
him his position on the grounds that
he did not fulfill the constitutional
requirements at the time he was elect-
ed, but his right to office was upheld.
He has been granted most of the
privileges of his position, including an
office in the Senate building and ad-
mittance to the floor of Congress, but
he will not be allowed to vote until
June 19.
This is the third in a series of
forums conducted by the student or-
ganization this year. Sen. Gerald P.
Nye (Rep., N.D.) and Sir Herbert
Ames, authority on the League of Na-
tions, have already addressed the
students on similar occasions.
At the conclusion of the speech by
Senator Holt, the meeting will be
opened to discussion for a limited pe-
riod of time.
House Shows
Strong Favor
For Bonus Bi1
Representatives To Pass
On Final Decision After
Discussion Today
WASHINGTON, March 21.- () -
Three times - by margins that grew
steadily narrower-the House today
ignored warnings against currency
expansion and voted to issue $2,000,-
000,000 in new money to pay off the

soldiers' bonus.
But even with those three votes-
the last a 202 to 191 ballot - a final
decision was left over until tomorrow.
Then, the House can reconsider its
previous action and change its mind
if it so desires.
There was no question in the minds
of both Republican and Democratic
leaders but that a bill for immediate
cash payment of the bonus would be
passed. But considerable dispute re-
mained, nevertheless, over whether
the currency expansion methods
would be approved.
The House exhibited its overwhelm-
ing desire to pay the bonus shortly
after the Vinson-American Legion
Bill, which would leave it to the
Treasury to find the necessary $2,-
000,000,000, was presented on the floor
by the Ways and Means Committee.
Grill More Suspects
In Streicher Murder
More suspects in the murder of
Richard Streicher, Jr., seven-year-

Heads New Board

-Associated Press Photo.
Donald R. Richberg, director of the
National Emergency Council, who was
yesterday named chairman of the new
NRA board in a thorough reorganiza-
tion of the administrative set-up. He
succecds S. Clay Williams, North Car-
olina tobacco manufacturer.
Reich Ignores
Notes Sent By
France, Italy
Simon Tells Commons Of
Plan To Visit Hitler;
Meeting Is Sunday,
LONDON, March 21. - (P) - A
warning that Germany's rearmament
leads ultimately to "war and the de-
struction of civilization" echoed in the
British Parliament today as the Reich
spurned vigorous French and Italian
protests against her treaty violations.
Nevertheless, Sir John Simon, Brit-
ish foreign secretary, told the House
of Commons that his plans to visit
Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler Sunday
are unchanged.
If the Anglo-German talks prove
fruitful, Simon said, all Europe's ma-
jor powers, Germany among them, I
will be called into conference to work
out an inclusive security system.
Diplomatic complications arose to-
night over an official announcement
in Berlin that Germany had "refused
to consider French and Italian pro-
tests against asserted violations of
the Versailles Treaty.
Ambassadors of the two powers,
Andre Fancois-Poncet, of France, and,
Vittorio Cerrutti, of Italy, expressed
great surprise when newspapers ap-
peared on the streets with an official
communique which intimated that
Foreign Mipister Konstantin von
Nerrath all but ejected them from the
Foreign Office.
This, it was pointed out, would have
created an issue of great moment. It
was recalled that the War of 1870 be-
tweep France and Germany was de-
clared when Wilhelm I refused to
receive the French ambassador.
While the German propaganda min-'
istry insisted that the protests would;
be rejected and no answer would
be given, the two embassies concerned 1
said the ambassadors' visits, two,
hours apart, had been cordial with no
indication whatsoever that the notes
had been summarily rejected or that
they would not be answered.
Hold Students For
Anti-War Activities;
BERKELEY, Calif., March 21. -
(IP) - Eight more 'University of Cali-
fornia students, including five girls,
were arrested today for distributing
anti-war handbills.
Like the four girls and five men
students arrested on like charges yes-
terday, they will appear in police
court next Monday. All have been re-
leased without bond.
President Robert Gordon Sproul of
the university issued a statement
saying the institution was not and
would not be involved in the hand-.
bill controversy.
The students made public a joint
statement declaring "Enforcement of
the (anti-advertising handbill) ordi-
nance against us is a clear violation
of our constitutional rights of free
Those arrested included Miss
Andree Sapiro, 19, sophomore, from
New York City.
Ruthven To Speak
At Guild Banquet

President Alexander G. Ruthven
will be the guest sneaker of the Roger

Council Vote
Favors New
Student Government Plan
To Be Submitted Again
For Senate Action
Was Formed From
All-Campus Survey
Revival Of Swingout Is
Unanimously Favored
By Council Members
A definite change in the form of
student government loomed last night
as the result of a vote of approval
given by the Undergraduate Council
during its meeting yesterday in the
Union to the proposed constitution
which was drawn up from the results
of the- all-campus survey conducted
by the Council.
The new constitution will be sub-
mitted for the second time by the
Council to the Senate Committee On
Student Affairs. It had been returned
to the undergraduate body with the
explanation that the Senate com-
mittee couldrtake no action without
a definite recommendation by the
After it was agreed by Council
members that inasmuch as the con-
stitution required their recommenda-
tion they should follow their own be-
liefs in amending it as well as the
results of the survey All but one
councilman voted in favor of adopt-
ing it.
In explaining his adversetvote Allen
McCombs, '35, president of the Union,
made the following statement:
"As a compromise measure the
Undergraduate Council has done its
very best. The plan is not a bad one,
but inasmuch as the Union commit-
tee is sponsoring a plan whih I think
is better, I find myself unable to vote
for any other one."
As proposed in the new constitu-
tion, the membership would include
nine ex-offlqio members and eight
members to be chosen from the va-
rious schools and colleges in a direct
election. Some discussion was made
over the proportion of elective to ex-
officio members, the present ratio be-
ing chosen in order to include some
juniors so as to give the new body
representativeness and to give them
two-year terms to provide continuity.
Other action taken by the Council
was the adoption of a resolution plac-
iig the Council on record as being in
favor of revival of Swingout and
pledging its support in making it "a
commendable occasion."
Bonner To Speak
On Lecture Series
The next of the group of eight
speeches on the University Lecture
series to be given by members of the
local faculty will take place Monday
when Prof. Campbell Bonner, head of
the Greek department, will speak on
"Classical Scholarship - A Roving
Commission." The lecture will take
place at 4:15 p.m. in the Natural
Science Auditorium.
Professor Bonner's special interests
are, according to Dr. Frank E. Rob-
bins, assistant to the president, who
arranged the lecture, the history of
religions. In connection with this he
has recently published a treatise on
"The Shepherd of Hermas," an early
Christian allegory of about 150 A.D.,
of which only a papyrus fragment re-
mains. In addition, while an exchange
professor in Greece several years ago,
he visited the University's excavations

in Egypt.

Choose Vice-

For League
Betty Chapman, Virginia
York Are Named To
Women's Offices
Brenda Parkinson
Will Head W.A.A.
Three Are Chosen For
Posts As Members Of
Betty Chapman, '36, was elected
vice-president of the League from the
literary college in yesterday's general
elections. Virginia York, '36, was chos-
en vice-president from the School of
At the same time Bettina Right-
mire, '36, was elected senior member
of the Judiciary Council, and Mary-
anna Chockley, '37, and Mary Pa-
tricia Potter, '37, junior members.
Brenda Parkinson, '36, is the new
president of W.A.A., with Jean Gour-
lay, '37Ed., vice-president, Dorothy
Shappell, '36, secretary, and Betty
Howard, '36Ed., treasurer.
The two vice-presidents are chosen
to represent the campus at large on
the League Council, with the other
major League officers, president, sec-
retary and treasurer, already named
by the faculty-student appointing
board. All the new officers will be offi-
cially inaugurated at the Installation
Banquet to be held Monday. Nearly
300 votes were cast in the election.
Assistant Chairman cf J.G.P.
Miss Chapman, affiliated with Gam-
ma Phi Beta sorority, is assistant
chairman of the Junior Girls Play.
She was costume chairman for the
1933 Sophomore Cabaret, and floor
chairman for last year's Penny Car-
nival. She is also a member of Wy-
vern, junior women's honorary so-
Other members of the Judiciary
Council, named simultaneously with
League appointments two weeks ago,
are Winifred Bell, '36, chairman of
the Council, and Ruth Rich, '36, sen-
for member.
Active On W.A.A. Board
Elections were held n accordance
with the merit system. Applicants
submitted petitions, and the Judiciary
Council made recommendations to
the League Council, which named two
candidates to run for each office.
Miss Parkinson, has been active on
the W.A.A. board, being point re-
corder, a member of the house and
constitutional committees and chair-
man of the W.A.A fall party. She par-;
ticipated in hockey and basketball
for three years and acted as manager
of the basketball team this year. She
is affiliated with Phi Tau Alpha, class-
ical honor society, and Alpha Gamma
Sigma sorority.
Miss Gourlay, athletic manager of
Betsy Barbour House, has played on
the hockey, basketball, and bseball
teams for the last two years. She is
chairman of the booth committee for
the Penny Carnival.
Miss Shappell a member of the
board, is the author of the Junior
Girls Play. She has worked on the'
women's staff of the Daily, the Soph-
omore Cabaret, and is affiliated with
Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Miss Howard is manager of the
Swimming Club and has been a mem-
ber of that organization for three
years. She was active in Freshman
Lantern Night and Sophomore Cab-
aret and is now acting as an usher in
the Junior Girls Play. She is treas-
urer of Kappa Phi, Methodist soror-
These women were nominated by
a committee consisting of the senior
members of the W.A.A. board.


Fu gitive Slayers Of

Patrolan Clifford Stang

Victim Of Bandit's Bullet In Local Hold-Up

* * *
WheA ryBluecoat Meets Death;
A StoryOfAnger And Grief

Launch State-Wide Hunt

Epigrams, epithets, and a touch of
ironic drama attended the murder of
a police officer yesterday afternoon.
At the scene of the murder, curious1
spectators heard over and over again
many versions of how Clifford Stang
had surprised two thugs robbing a'
clothing store, how he had been shot
and was carried to an ambulance after
the murderers had escaped. No one
who had seen the wounded patrolman
clutching at his breast in mortal
agony, late arrivers were assured,
would ever forget it.;
Hate -"Sid" Stang's buddies on
the force couldn't find strong enough
words to express the way they felt.
The station was a galvanized mad-
house: telephones, orders shouted,
mad rushing in and out, Chief Fo-
hey calling for a network of state
police to find three men in a car of
vague and conflicting descriptions,
while in the cuter chamber patrolmen
paced back and forth and jerked their
visors down over their eyes.
Someone had to tell "Sid's" wife. A
tough patrolman, tearing his hat in
nervousness while he did it, broke
the news. Worlds shattered and broke
over her head as Jewel Stang learned
the news, and pressed her hand to her
mouth to keep from screaming, until
she collapsed hysterically into the
arms of her mother.
Her brother took Stang's wrist-
watch, wallet, and change that was
in Stang's pockets when he died.
Mute, he heard his friend, Sheriff
"Jake" Andres, vow grimly, "By God,
Jim, if I ever get my hands on those
-, they'll get just as good as they
gave. They never even gave him a
Sgt. Norman Cook, waiting for Lan-
sing to check license numbers, mut-
tered to himself, " . . . but he died a
Name Finalists In
Oratorical Contest
Selection of those to take part in
the finals of the University Oratori-
cal Contest the week after Spring
Vacation was announced last night
by 'Carl G. Brandt of the speech de-
Those named by members of the
speech department, who acted as
judges, were Edward T. Downs, '35,

real policeman, right up to the last
minute. He fought with them, and
never gave up. But they shot him
down without giving him a chance,
those yellow-" and here the Ser-
geant's vocabulary broke down.
Mayor "Bob" Campbell mumbled,
"And they don't want capital pun-
ishment, do they" At which Chief
Fohey recalled how Stang was the
crack shot on the force, and how he
had done his duty for six years faith-
Meanwhile, crowds gathered in the
station to hear the announcer of the
state police give all cars a description
of a car seen by a child, a woman
who was brushed by it as it sped
away, an excited housewife, and
many, many others who saw hun-
dreds of cars of all kinds speeding in
every direction, in one of which was
the man whose trigger finger squeezed
and sent a bluecoat to oblivion.
And all because Stang happened
to think, as he passed a clothing
store, that he neded a tie-clasp.
Education Of
uIts Lauded
0 I
Adult education as a means for
keeping the public in touch with the
rapidly increasing amount of knowl-
edge was praised by Prof. Lyman
Lloyd Bryson of Columbia Teachers
College, who spoke yesterday on "An
Experiment In Community Educa-
tion" on the University Lecture Se-
"Education is no longer simple or
static," he explained, adding that no
one can now consider himself com-
pletely educated, since the term 'edu-
cated' would by necessity imply a
continued addition of knowledge.
in the past 150 years, Professor
Bryson said, not only the extent of
knowledge but the speed by which it
is growing have been steadily in-
creasing. Accordingly educators have
tried to make changes necessary for
the changing world by working with
the plastic mind of youth. It has,
however, been found necessary, he
said, to go back to the parents, the

Bandits Shoot Ann Arbor
Officer As He Walks In
On Store Robbery
Killers Use Black
Sedan In Getaway
Search Centers Around
Detroit; Definite Clues
Are Missimg
A state-wide hunt was launched
last night for the murderer of Patrol-
man Clifford A. Stang, 35 years old,
who was killed shortly after 3 p.m.
yesterday when he walked in on a
hold-up of the Conlin and Weather-
bee clothing store, 118 East Washing-
ton Street.
Ctang went on duty at 3 p.m. After
his wife drove him to a nearby police
phone, he called in to headquarters,
and then proceeded to the clothing
store to purchase a tie pin. As he
ntered, Herbert Weatherbee, one of
the proprietors warned him of the
holdup, but seeing him with what ap-
peared to be three customers, Stang
thought he was joking and advanced
into the store.
He grappled with one of the thugs
and was fatally wounded when one of
them shot him in the back, the bullet
going into his right lung near the fifth
rib. He was rushed to St. Joseph
Hospital, but died before he got there.
Asks For Cash Register
According to Weatherbee, two men
came in his store shortly 'before 3
p.m., and asked to see topcoats. He
described one as being short, light-
complexioned, and about 35 years old,
and the other as tall, dark-complex-
ioned, and about 40 years old. They
had both been drinking heavily,
Weatherbee said. Another customer,
James Akers, 20 years old, 905 For-
est Ave., was also in the store. All
were at the rear.
As the taller one tried on a tan
plaid topcoat, he turned to Weather-
bee and John Conlin, his partner,
and said, "Stick 'em up. Where's
your cash register." The store own-
ers, covered by guns, told him.
Just then Stang entered the door.
"Look out, Sid. It's a holdup," cried
Weatherbee. Stang, thinking it a
jest, continued towards the group.
The larger of the holdup men walked
to the front of the store, placing him-
self between the policeman and the
entrance. As the shorter man at the
rear pointed his gun at Stang, the
taller one ran up in back of him,
grabbing his revolver out of its hol-
Rush To Automobile
Stang wrestled with the man, and
the thug fired two shots, one fatally
wounding Stang, the other striking
a table. While the bullets were .38
calibre, it was not known whether
they were fired from the patrolman's
gun or that of the holdup man.
The two men rushed to a waiting
car and were driven off by a third,
undescribed man. The car was a
black 1935 Ford V-8 sedan. The li-
cense number was identified in part
by a taxi cab driver who had seen it
in town earlier during the afternoon.
The letter was "Y," and the first three
figures were believed to be known.
The cab driver claimed he last saw
the car at 2:30 p.m. A nearby candy
store informed police that a car very
much like the one described stopped
in front of it about that time, and
that a tall, dark man purchased a
package of cigarettes.
Well Liked On Force
The car headed east, and police
believe Detroit was its destination.
Detectives Eugene Gehringer and
Clifford West and Mr. Weatherbee
were in Detroit all last night in a
fruitless effort to find some clue to
the killing. State police, Detroit police,

and sheriffs of all surrounding coun-
ties are aiding in the search, but early
this morning had found nothing defi-
nite to work on.
Stang was well-liked on the police
force and in Ann Arbor generally.
Chief Lewis Fohey called him "Un-
questionably one of my best men,
brave, able, courteous and neat." Va-
rious policemen mourned the death
of "one swell guy." Weatherbee stated
that "I would rather have lost my
entire stock than have had Sid killed."

Ducks And EagleSparring In
Fight For Huron River Crown

The battle of Geddes Pond for the
championship of the Huron River is
being staged practically every day for
the edification of several interested
spectators between a pair of eagles
and the very large fish duck popula-
tion of the place.
A really hungry eagle, according to
local authorities, would experience
little or no difficulty in dispatching a
fish duck, but this particular pair
seem either singularly lazy, or very
well fed, for no casualties have as yet
been reported from among the ducks.
The pond, which is really a long
backwater of the Huron, caused by
dams further down the stream
stretches over nearly a mile in a cres-
cent shape. The ducks have apparent-

a duck in a straight chase, according
to the estimates that have been made
by a prominent naturalist of the speed
at which birds fly, and so far no
bad results have been proved in this
case. The catch is that, when an eagle
really has a yen for a duck dinner,
he doesn't bother to start a tail-chase,
but flies almost straight up, and drops
on the victim, talons outstretched.
The ducks, the same that have re-
cently been publicized in "Stardust"
and a Detroit paper, are mainly mer-
ganzers, a variety of fish duck. Each
spring the pool has been a favorite
feeding ground, having been baited by,
a farmer who owns land adjoining the!
pond end, but never before, so far
as is known, have eagles frequented
Ann Arbor. The bird has become

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