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PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Blaze Claims
Lives Of Six
Merrymakers
Single Exit In Chicago
Roadhouse Traps 100
Patrons
16 Critically Burned
Two Northwestern Men
Are Victims Of Fire In
'Club Rendezvous'
CHICAGO, March 25 -(A)--The
gay club "Rendezvous," jammed with
a hundred merry-makers, was con-
verted into a 'flaming inferno that
left six dead and sixteen seriously
burned today - all victims of an over-
low crush of fear crazed patrons who
clogged the club's single narrow front
exit.
Festivities were at their height
early yesterday at the roadhouse, a
remodeled bungalow in suburban
Morton Grove, when the first tongue
of flame licked out from the ceiling
near a suspended gas heater.
Drapes and streamers stretched
from the walls and ceiling of the
dance hall and dining room. The bar
was packed. A mass of persons
moved to the music of a three-piece
orchestra on the dance floor. Evey
table in the dining room was filled.
Many were Northwestern university
Audents who had just come from a
school.musical comedy stage produc-
tion.
Only Exit Narrow One
"Fire "
The girl who had sent the cry ring-
ing through the building, snatched
her wrap and made for the only exit
except the kitchen door - a nar-
row doorway on the east side of the
dance hall. This doorway led into
an anteroom which led to the street.
Seizing a bottle of seltzer water,
Mrs. Elmer Cowdrey, wife of the road-
house owner, squirted its contents at
the flame which puffed at her - big-
ger and bigger.
A frenzy of fear seized the merry-
makers. Screaming, trampling, strik-
ing, they surged to the east exit -
only to discover, fireman said, it
opened inward. The foremost were
flattened against the door and wall
by the, desperate press of the panic-
stricken.
Leaping to a chair, Cowdrey shout-
ed directions to use the kitchen door.
The cries of the guests and crackling
of flame drowned his voice.
Flames Engulf Building
Forcing back the crowd, the leaders
succeeded in opening the door as
flames engulfed the dance hall and
raced along the drapesand streamers.
The blazing cloth, dropped, bathing
the seething throng in a fiery rain.
A light wire snapped, painting the
place with the eerie red of the flames.
Frantic, several patrons trapped
by the crowd fighting in the doorway
plunged through windows headfirst,
oblivious to the gashes torn in their
faces and bodies.
Fred Nash, one of the survivors,
who escaped to the anteroom turned
as the door jammed shut' again, and
saw his companion, Robert Wolf, 22
years old, clawing at the glass panel.
".help me, help me! God, I'm
burning up!"
His clothing and hair was a mass
of flames.
Others had similar experiences, and
Mrs. Florence Hronek, who was swept
away from her husband, identified his
body by a ring he wore.
Firemen devoted all their efforts
to saving the victims.
An inquest today will mark the
opening of a state, county, and village
investigation.

Envoys To Enter Peace Conference With Hitler

Irish Mavourneen Will Appear
Here In May Festival Concert'

By DAVID G. MACDONALD
Mary Moore, the new brilliant col-
Dratura. soprano who has been en-:
oaed for the Ann Arbor May Festivalj
was born 20 years ago in New York
City, and claims pure Irish ancestry!
en both sides of her family. "They
wcic kings, poets, and all," she says.
A musical child, her parents pro-
vided for her piano lessons, but when
Vai y begged to sttudy singing as well
is an instrument, she was gently re-
Jused. There was io money to en-
oura2;e such ideas. Besides, where
iid she get the notion that she had a
voice.
But Mary was determined and she
ound a fellow-conspirator in Uncle
lcscph Eustace who had a soft spot
for his brown-eysd, impulsive niece. I
One day he touk the breathless girlI
to the Metropolitan Opera House.
Mc> I.Billy Guard
There, in a small untidy cubicle'.
she met a tall thin man with flowing
hair and tie whose own Irish blood
warmed to the wild excitement of his
young visitor. It was Billy Guard,
press agent extraordinary and con-
stant champion of youth, particularly
when it was pretty and a girl.
He lead her through the sacred
back door into the opera house it-
self. It was the first time she had
ever seen the Metropolitan stage,
and she practically fainted with a
combination of emotions which she
now describes as "mostly awe and

--Associated Press Photo.
Crowds greeted Capt. Anthony Eden (left), Lord Privy Seal, and Sir
John Simon (right), British Foreign Secretary, when they arrived at
Berlin by air for a momentous peace conference with Reichsfuehrer
Hitler. Hitler, however, was not among the officials present to greet them.

Astoria Queen's
Housing Pl1a ns
Are Displayed
The Astoria Queen's Regional
Study, a group of eleven colored
charts plotting housing and commu-
nity plans, are now on display in the
ground floor of the Architecture
building.
The particular district is called
Astoria Queens and is referred to
as "a Garden City within a City."
The purpose of this new community
is to create a district on a large
enough scale to maintain a new pat-1
tern of life. The area of Astoria
Queens is 500 acres and is large
enough to house 77,500 people.:
The district has been replanned
with fewer streets, large parks, and
ample area between houses. Attempts
at "model housing" are powerless to
change their surrounding slums which
sooner or later engulf them.
IT DIDN'T GET AWAY
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 25.-
(P)-Lacy Kilgore and John Gentry
are being called East Tennessee's
luckiest fishermen. They caught a
ten-pound small-mouth bass and
while cleaning their catch they found
a diamond ring in the fish's mouth.
A jeweler said the ring was worthj
$500.

Museum Is Willed
Valued Coll ection
Of Indian Relics

an introduction from Mr. Guard to
Edyth Janett Magee with whom Miss
Moore started to study singing. The
long grind of practice and study be-'
gan, broken only in April of 1933 when
George Defoe engaged her for her
first appearance as Gilda with his
company in Baltimore.
At this performance Alfredo Gand-!
olfi, the veteran baritone of the
Metropolitan who was there to sing
Marcello in "Boheme," heard her
and was so impressed that he spoke
to his friend Bruno Zirato about his
promising singer. Mr. Zirato came
to Mrs. Magee's studio, listened, and
advised her to begin building up her
operatic repertoire.
Debut At MetropolitanI
During the winter' of 1933-34 Mary
Moore studied with Maestro Cesare
Sturani. After three months of in-
tensive work, she had thoroughly
mastered four operas. The time had
come. Mr. Zirato took the young col-
oratura soprano to the Metropolitan
Only this time on the stage she was
singing to a large and terrifying
audience. Her appearance won her
the contract which she has been
fulfilling during the past season with
Metropolitan.
Announce Plan For
Chess Tournament
A city chess tournament sponsored
by the Ann Arbor Chess Club and the
Union will be held in April, it w9s
announced yesterday.
The committee in charge consists
of Leslie Bailey, Grad. ,chairman,
George Bleekman, George Meader,
and Stanley Walz. Prizes of chess
materials will be awarded.
The winner and the member of the
Ann Arbor Chess Club with the high-
est standing will be sent to represent
the club in the annual State Chess
Tournament to be held May 29 in
Jackson.
A fee of 25 cents will be charged
for each entry. Any resident of Ann
Arbor is eligible to compete in the
tournament.
DANA BACK FROM MEETING
Dean Samuel T. Dana of the School
cf Forestry and Conservation re-
turned Sunday from a directors'
meeting of the American Forestry
Association in Washington. Accord-
ing to Dean Dana, plans were dis-
cussed for having the annual conven-
tion in September in New York to
celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of
the New York Department of Con-
servation.

University Broadcasts
Tuesday, 2:00-2:30 p.m.-Mich-
igan, My Michigan Series. "The
Automobile and Michigan," by
Prof. Walter E. Lay of the mech-
anical engineering department.
Wednesday, 2:00-2:30 p.m. -
"A Midsummer Night's Dream." As
being presented by Play Produc-
tion and the School of Music at
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
Broadcast will include skits, music
by the orchestra, chorus, and
principals.
Thursday, 2:00-2:30 p. m. -
Diamatizations of short stories and
dramatic sketches written and
presented by students in the radio
reading and dramatics course.
10:00-10:30 p.m.- "The Ten-
nessee Valley Project," by Prof.
Walter V. Marshall of the School
of Architecture.
"The University of Michigan
Cummer Sesion of 1935," by Louis
M. Fich. secretary of the Summer
Session.
"University Broadcasting," by
Prof. Waldo Abbot, director of the
University broadcasting service.
Friday, 2:00-2:30 p.m.- Stu-
dent Health Series. "Fractures
and Dislocations," by Dr. Henry
K. Ransom, associate profesor of
surgery.

The story of how a brief conversa- ambition." Finally she plucked up
tion more than a decade ago resulted her courage and said she hoped some
in the University's acquisition of a day to walk out and sing from those
valuable collection of prehistoric In- very boards.
dian relics was told yesterday by Dr. A practical result of this visit was
W. B. Hinsdale, Medical School pro- -- -
fessor-emeritus and associate in T
charge of the Anthropology Museum ieagueWH
of the Great Lakes Division. Style Show
About 10 years ago, Dr. Hinsdale,
while driving through Belleville,
stopped in-at the home of A. E. Smith, The annual spring style show, spon-
a printer and leading citizen of that sored jointly by the League and a De-
village. He inquired about a reputed troit shop, will be given at 3 p.m. to-
Indian collection that Mr. Smith had, morrow in the League ballroom. The
and told him of his efforts to build proceeds are to go toward the Under-
up the University Museum's Great graduate Campaign Fund.
Lakes division. Mr. Smith exhibited No admission charge will be made.
a mild interest, and after seeing the Tea will be served at 15 and 25 cents,
large collection, Dr. Hinsdale re- for which reservations must be made
turned to Ann Arbor and promptly with Mrs Twila Clark in the League.
forgot the incident. Campus models displaying new
Last week he received notice from spring fashions include Harriet
Mrs. Smith th at her husband had Heath, '37, Betty Ann Beebe, '37, Ann
died, leaving the University his entire Orborn, '35, Jane Servis, '36, Mary
collection, "because of the request of Stirling, -35, Mary Garretson, '36,
a Dr. W. B. Hinsdale." i1and Louise French, '36.
The Smith collection includes 108
stone celts, or primitive stone axes; and some husking pegs, both stone
nearly 600 arrowheads, flints, knives, and deer horn. These came from
spears, dri~ls, and pipes; nearly 1,000 Indians, who in prehistoric times in-
objects of, all phases of Indian art, habited the banks of the Huron riv-
including slate ceremonial ornaments, er.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 1935
Classics Study
Is Subject Of
Bonne' Speech

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Lots And Lots Of
Stuff A waits You
At Lost And Found
A great number of articles--rang-
ing in variety from heavy overcoats,
scarfs and gloves to women's com-
pacts, cigarette cases and fountain
pens, and even including a valuable
wrist-watch, a straw hat and a pipe
--are in the possession of the Uni-
versity Lost and Found Department,
and are awaiting to be returned to
the rightful owners upon proper iden-
tification.
The department, burdened by an
unusually large amount of unclaimed
goods, was forced to announce yester-
day that all articles in its possession
will be disposed of before Spring
Vacation, and that after that time
losers will have no claims whatso-
ever on their goods.
Many of the articles are quite val-
uable, but the owners have failed to
enter any claim with the department.
All losers of articles are asked to
report their losses to the office of
the Lost and Found Department,
Room 3, University Hall, before the
expiration of the time limit set by
the department.
It is the custom of the department
to turn all unclaimed goods back to
the finders after sixty days. Articles
not called for either by the losers or

Discusses Wide Expansion
Of Field Of Classical
Scholarship
Contrary to the common concep-
tion which limits the classical studies
to a perusal of the Greek and Roman
literature and history, classical schol-
anship is one of the widest fields of
.tudy available, Prof. Campbell Bon-
ner yesterday told an audience at
the seventh of eight University lec-
tures given by members of the local
faculty.
In the past 100 years, he continued,
zlassical scholarship has boomed sud-
:enly to include such widely differ-
entiated fields as history with all its
ramifications, archaeology, religion,
geography, and painting. In this phe-
nomenal expansion the technique of
archaeology alone has become so
complicated that archaeology has
become one of the major branches.
This research takes many classical
scholars to the actual field work in
the Near East and the Orient, while
even those who remain at home must
keep in close touch. In the effort to
aid research, the writings of the
ancients have been read and reread
for clues as to the locations of possi-
ble new finds, and interpretation of
the old.
Similarly, he pointed out, "Every
archaeologist needs to keep himself
in touch with the written history and
literature," in order that he may give
his findings the proper significance.
In this reading and rereading,
moreover, the classical scholar will
find constant allusions to Greek and
Roman religion, which, for clarifi-
cation, call for further research into
that topic. Thus it was found by one
scholar that much of the religion of
the civilized Greeks was handed
down from their barbarous past,
which took the study of that ques-
tion farther yet, into the fields of
anthropology and folklore, as rami-
ficaticns of classical scholarship, Pro-
fessor Bonner said.
WERTH TO LECTURE HERE
Frederick H. Werth, National Field
Worker in Theosophy, will give three
lectures on Wednesday, Thursday, and
Friday respectively in the League, Dr.
Buenaventura Jiminez of the medical
school, president of the Michigan
Theosophical Federation, announced
yesterday.
finders are given to the University
Hospital, and everything which the
Hospital cannot use is given to social
agencies for distribution.

.... go where you go
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Rod zinskWill
Lead Orchestra
I Ann Arbor
The Cleveland Symphony Orches-
tra, under the direction of Arthur
Rodzinski, will appear for the first
time in Ann Arbor, in the Choral
Union Series, at 8:15 p.m. Thursday,
March 28, in Hill Auditorium.
The Orchestra has announced the l
program it will play for the concert.
They have chosen the works of
Franck, Shostakovich, Tschaikowsky,
and Stravinsky.
The composition by Caesar Franck,
"Organ Chorale No. 1, E major," will
be the first number of the concert.
The orchestral arrangement was com-
posed by Arthur Loesser. Continuing,
the Orchestra will play "Symphony
Op. 10" by Shostakovich, including
'Allegretto - allegro non troppo,' 'Al-
legro,' 'Lento,' and 'Allegro molto.'
After a short intermission, the Or-
chestra will continue with "Overture-
'antasia, Romeo and Juliet," by
Tschaikowsky. The program will be
concluded with "Suite from the Bal-
let, Petrouchka," by Stravinsky, in-
cluding 'Legerdemain,' 'R u s s i a n
Dance,' 'In Petrouchka's Quarters,'
and 'The Carnival Resumed!'
A limited number of tickets will
still be available at $1.00, $1.50, and
.00t eah aah nd may be seured hy

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the little, sticky, top leaves. .. so bitter to
the taste. I scorn th4 coarse bottom leaves,
so harsh and unappetizing. I am careful
of your friendship, for I am made of only
the mild, fragrant, expensive center leaves.

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