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Fair and m derately cool to-
day; tomorrow fair, warmer.


Education In Government...
Dignity And The President ,.



Bill Sent
To Senate
Advocation Of Changes
By Force Punishable
In Provisions
61-28 Is Vote In
State Legislature
Speaker Pro-Tem Rebukes
Gallery Demonstrators
For Disorder
LANSING, May 23.-(P)-The
Dunckel-Baldwin anti-radical bill,
making it a felony to advocate the
overthrow of government, passed the
House today by a vote of 61 to 28.
Opponents of the measure packed
the galleries, booing and cheering
during the debate. Speaker pro-tem
Delano was forced to warn spectators
that demonstrations would not be al-
lowed. The bill, modified so it ap-
plied only to advocacy or participa-
tion in attempts to overthrow state
or national government "by force or
violence," returns to the Senate for
As originally approved by the Sen-
ate the bill made it a felony not only
to advocate revolution by force but
to circulate literature, hold meetings
or teach radicalism. The House meas-
ure, as amended, specifiedsthat it
should not be construed as inter-
fering with free speech, the freedom
of the press, picketing, or striking.
The bill worked its way through a
parliamentary tangle before the final
vote was taken. Rep. Hans O. Clines,
(Dem.-Ludington), moved to send it
back to the committee to "kill it.
Rep. James Wilson, (Rep.-Kalama-
zoo), leaped to the rescue with a mo-
tion to table the measure. Wilson's
motion carried. Declaring such tac-
tics were only delaying the issue,
Rep. Casper J. Dingeman, (Dem.-
Grosse Pointe Shores), succeeded in
taking the measure :,fomthe table
for an immediate vote.
"I am sick of this intimidation from
the galleries," Dingeman said. "I do
not think this legisiation is necessary,
because we have laws enough now to
suppress overt acts against the gov-
ernment. But the issue has been
raised and I for one propose to vote
for the bill to show this gallery I am
not going to be intimidated."
Rep. Harold C. Bellows, (Dem., Bay
City), charged lobbyists for the defeat
of the bill were on the floor in viola-
tion of the rules. He asked that they
be removed, but nothing was done.
Rep. Vernon -J. Brown, (Rep.-Mason),
attempted to kill the measure by mov-
ing for an indefinite postponement,
but failed. On the roll call he voted
for the bill.
Those who voted against the bill
w e r e : Representatives. Baginski,
Berka, Bielawski, Burr, Calvert,
Clines, Coumans, Diehl, Dombrowski,
Faircloth, Glass, Harma, Helme,
Houseman, Jarvis, Kaminski, Kapp-
ler, Martin, McCann, Nichols, Raw-
son, Romanski, Schriber, Schwinger,
Steele, Teachout, Town and Wagner.
Before a gallery packed with more
than 400 protesters to the Dunckel-
Baldwin bill, some of whom were Uni-
versity students, the House passed the
anti-violent overthrow measure while
representatives on opposing sides
nearly came to blows.

Figuring prominently among the
bill's opponents was Rep. Redmond
M. Burr of Ann Arbor.
Laws of parliamentary procedure
were hard to enforce as cross de-
bate filled the room with confusing
noise. Immediately before the final
count was taken, however, the as-
semblage quieted. An address by Rep.
Joseph F. Martin, Jr., of Detroit, em-
phasized the "un-American" aspects
of the measure, adding "when you
suppress you condense and like gas-
oline, when it is condensed it ex-
plodes." He stated that the bill made
possible the "raiding of any meeting,
where your children or mine may be,
if the wrong kind of handbills are
being distributed- and who is going
to be sure of the people hiring the
The gallery was conspicuously void
of American Legionnaires who had
been present at former sessions. The
spectators were mostly opposed to
the measure, many of them wearing
tags with the slogan, "Don't pass 262,"
printed on them.
William Weinstone, Communist
leader and the spearhead of the
extra-official protestations, appeared

University Is Noncommittal On
Clements' Papers Controversy

University officials refused to com-
ment last night on the statement that
the University is considering legal
action to obtain historical material
collected by the late Regent William
L. Clements, which is still in posses-
sion of the Clements family in Bay
Meanwhile, Renville Wheat of De-
troit, who is a Clements heir as well
as an attorney for the heirs, termed
the statements "ill advised."
President Alexander G. Ruthven'
said, "The University is in no posi-
tion to make a statement regarding
the matter at the present time. It,
is all under negotiation."
Dr. Randolph G. Adams, director
of the William L. Clements Library,
criticized the dispatch of May 21
from Lansing and other news articles
as being "grossly inaccurate," and
would give out no further informa-
tion regarding the controversy. ,
Regent Junius .E. Beal of Ann Ar-
bor would say nothing more than "It
is all a matter of negotiation -- some-c
thing to be worked out."
The controversy began when Re-
gent Charles F. Hemans of Detroit

was quoted as saying the University
was ccnsidering a replevin action to
obtain collections still in Bay City
which were "given outright to the
University.' In spite of opposition
and denial of this statement, Regent
Hemans has made no modification
of it.
The-secoil ctions are believed to
have been oiginally willed outright
to the Univecity but Regent Clem-
,> td da odicil to the will in
1932, restricti;ng he University's right
to that ojf fir-st purchaser of thema
mtrials at a price of $400,000. Regent
Hemans is quoted as saying that part
of the c llection on "Oxford Letters
on Early Amerirana" was purchased
by Regent Clements with money given
to him by the University for the pur-
Mr. Wheat, however, asserted that
"there are no collections in Bay City
purchased with University funds. The
co-called 'Oxford Letters on Early
Americana,' reirred to in one report
of Mr. Hemans' interview, are his
sole brainchild. They simply do not
exist in By City, Ann Arbor, Oxford,1
or anywhere else."
Mr. Wheat took the University to
(Contnued on Page 2)
Cbieaoo Holds
Narrow Lead
In Tournament
Minnesota, Northwestern
1ie For Second Place1
In Tennis Meetj

Navy Plane
Kills Six In
Dive To Sea
Accident Occurs During
Maneuvers InPa cifi
Little Wreckage Is
Found By Vessels

Doomed Bomber
In Attempt To


Cheerleaders Are
Appointed Here
The junior and sophomore cheer-
leaders for next year were announced
last night by Robert M. Burns, '36,
new head cheer leader.
Those who will be sophomore cheer
leaders are Norman Sookik, Robert
Williams, and Lawrence Roth. Allen
Walker was named alternate. They
are all freshmen this semester.
The sophomores who will serve as
junior cheer leaders are Morton
Mann, Samuel Pozen, and Thomas
Sullivan, all. of whom served this
The selections, made yesterday at'
Ferry Field, were conducted by Burns,1
Joseph Horak, '35, retiring cheer1
leader, and the sophomores.
Co-ed Accused
In lMyst ifying
Shooting Fray'
Attorney-General Declares,
Case Has No 'Rhyme Or
TALEQU'AH, Okla., May 23 -(I)-
The shooting of Daniel Shaw, a
Chinese student, by a co-ed from the
Northeastern Oklahoma Teachers'1
College became more of a mystery to-'
day as the girl's sister was brought
into the case.
The co-ed, 19-year-old Lois Thomp-
son, faced preliminary hearing on a
charge of wounding Shaw, but her
trial was only one of several devel-
opments in the campus puzzle.
First, Owen D. Watts, an assistant
attorney general, declared that the
co-ed's 24-year-old sister, Leila, was'
the writer of "extortion" notes al-
legedly received by Lois. The young-
er girl attributed them to Shaw and
a "gang" and assigned threats as her
reason for shooting the youth last
March 27.
Next, both girls were accused of
assault with a deadly weapon in the
wounding of Jack Christie, Tahlequah
youth, March 2- although the shot
which struck Christie was fired by an
officer. Both pleaded not guilty to
the assault charge and yesterday
were released under $500 bonds.
"There's no rhyme or reason to it,"
said Watts. "We are without a mo-
tive in the case."
Throughout Shaw has insisted he
was the victim of a "tragic mistake"
and while recovering from wounds
in the chest said he had forgiven the
Library Exhibits
Art Reproductions
Reproductions of old Dutch wood-
cuts dating from 1500 to 1550 are on
exhibit this week in cases in the front
hall of the Library. The Dutch are
famous for their woodcut masterpiec-
es and these exhibits feature the work
of the most famous of these artists.
Several of the reproductions depict
folk tales and allegorical illusions.
The most interesting of these are the
"Allegory of Transiency" and "Alle-
gory of the Prodigal Son." Fanciful

EVANSTON, Ill., May 23.-(VP) -
The University of Chicago, defending
champion, held a one-point lead over
the rest of the field when first day
competition in the Big Ten tennis
tournament was concluded today onr
the Northwestern University courts.7
The Maroons, led by Trevor Weiss, '
swept the singles matches to pick upr
four points and then added a doubles
victory to bring their total to five
points. Minnesota and Northwestern,
each of whom scored a pair of singles
triumphs and two doubles victories,
were tied in second place with four1
points each.
Illinois, with three wins in the'
singles, was in fourth place, followed'
by Iowa with two, Wisconsin two,
Ohio State two and Michigan one.'
Purdue and indiana were not repre-
A new system of scoring, which offi-
cials feel will make the tournament
more of a team affair and place less
emphasis on the individual side, is
being used this year. The singles title
is being decided in competition which
brings together the eight number-
one men of each team in the champ-
ionship bracket. The same proced-
ure is being followed in the doubles.
The rest of the contestants are'
playing for points, one being allowed
for each match won. In the singles
all number two, three and four men
are competin; in separate brackets.
The number two doubles teams of
each school likewise are battling for
team points.
Weiss defeated Bill Chambers of
Ohio State, 6-2, 6-4, and the Maroon
number two man, Norman Bickel,
conquered Joe Moll of Illinois, 6-3,
6-0. The Chicago number three and
four players, Herbert Mertz and Nor-
bert Burgess, whipped Larry Arm-
strong, Minnesota, and Howard Kahn,
Michigan, respectively. Mertz' mar-
gin was 6-3, 6-4, and Burgess won
by 6-4, 6-4.

SYLVANIA, May 23.--(fP)--The
crash of a big naval seaplane in
night mid-Pacific maneuvers, carry-
ing six fliers to a swift death and
necessitating interruption of spec-
tacular aerial operations, was dis-
closed by the Naval high command
It was a bombing plane, the 6P7.
It plunged into the sea 50 miles south
of Midway Island Tuesday night while
in theoretical battle operations in
pitch darkness. The six men aboard
probably never knew what happened.
The rigid secrecy surrounding the
far-flung movements of many fight-
ing planes and fighting ships was
immediately dissipated when surface
craft turned on their big searchlights
in a vain hunt for the fallen craft.
45 Planes Search
After ,a fruitless search, the 45
remaining planes that flew recently
from Honolulu to Midway Island, 1,-
323 miles over sea, were ordered to.
make a return mass flight to Pearl
Harbor today.
Two men previously died in a plane
crash and a destroyer collision, bring-
ing the maneuver casualties to eight.
The 6P7 apparently fell with ter-
rific force while circling about a
disabled sister plane, the 6P10, which
had been forced down on the ocean
The only wreckage found by the
cruiser Northampton, the first surface
vessel to reach the crash scene 50
miles south of Midway Island, was a
battered gasoline tank, a twisted wing
tip and a seat cushion.
News Withheld
Officers of the Pennsylvania said
that the crash was withheld until
a 24-hour search by air and surface
craft had convinced them the six men
had been killed and their bodies lost.
Last word from the 6P7 was at
9 p.m. Tuesday when it notified the i
destroyer Breese and the cruiser Ral-
eigh it was circling above the 6P10.
In response, the Breese and Ra-
leigh steamed to the position given
and took the 6P10 in tow at 10:30
Shortly after daylight yesterday pa-
trol planes sighted the oil and wreck-
age and directed the Southampton
to the position. The search con-
tinued until last night when all hope
was abandoned.
Other deaths during the maneu-
vers were those of Lieut. Mathias B.
Wyatt, of Easley, S. C., who was killed
when his plane crashed while taking
off from the aircraft carrier Saratoga,
and Gunner's Mate Richard Chad-
wick of Blissfield, Mich., killed in a
collision of the destroyers Lea and
OMAHA, May 23. - ()- A man
believed to be Alvin Karpis, public
enemy No. 1, was taken through here
today on a United Airlines plane. A
United Airlines stewardess said the
man was heavily manacled and was
dressed in pajamas. He talked free-
ly, she said, and declared he was Alvin
Karpis and had been captured near
Boise, Idaho.

Senate Kills
Patman Bill
By 4O Votes
IPresident's Veto Sustained
After .louse Passes Bill
Second Time
Michigan Senators
Support President
issue Debated For Five
Hours As Veterans Crowd
WASHINGTON, May 23.-(P) -
Siding with President Roosevelt in
his warning of "disastrous conse-
quences," a band of 40 senators to-
day killed the inflationary Patman
bonus bill -only to find the whole
bonus issue immediately resurrected
on both sides of the capitol.
The vote to override the chief
executive's veto was 54 to 40. Not
only did this fall short of the neces-
sary two-thirds, but the Patman-ites
lost in strength from the original 55
to 33 vote for passage of the $2,200,-
000,000 new currency measure.
Administration forces mustered
nine votes more than they needed, de-
spite the overwhelming margin, by
which the House yesterday passed
the bill - 322 to 98, in the face of
the President's dramatic personal ap-
The momentous vote came at the
end of nearly five hours of debate be-
fore galleries so packed with spec-
tators that even Senators' wives had
to sit on the steps in the aisles. Kha-
ki-clad veterans were sprinkled
through the throng and in a promi-
nent gallery seat, directly facing the
Vice-President's dias was Louis Ward,
personal press agent of the Rev.
Father Charles E. Coughlin, whose
last night's address condemning the
Roosevelt veto had deluged the Sen-
ate with telegrams to override the
The two Michigan senators-James
Couzens and Arthur H. Vandenberg,
both Republicans, voted to sustain
the veto.
General Strike 1
Threatened By
Labor Leader.
A.F.L. President Demandsi
NRA Continuation For
Two Years'
NEW YORK, May 23.- UP) - Wil-
liam Green. president of the Amer-
ican Federation of Labor, declared
this evening before a mass meeting
of 50,000 workers at Madison Square
Garden that unless his organization's
demands for a two-year continuation
of the NRA and other legislation were
met, organized labor would lay down
its tools in a general strike.
"If it comes to that point," Green
declared as the massed crowd roared
its approval, "we will refuse to work
and will mobilize our entire economic
strength in the United States until we
get our rights.
"That is no idle statement. I mean
just what I say. Furthermore, the
workers can mobilize our political
strength and order those men who
deny us to stay at home when they
stand for reelection."
The Madison Square meeting
adopted resolutions favoring both
two-year extension of the NRA and

the Wagner bill.
Also at the New York rally were
Senator Robert F. Wagner, author of
the labor disputes bill, John L. Lewis
of the United Mine Workers, Sidney
Hillman of the Amalgamated Cloth-
ing Workers, and other Union leaders.
Meanwhile, in 'Washington, the
House Ways and Means Committee
decided to call Green and Gen. Hugh
S. Johnson tomorrow to testify on
legislation to extend the NRA.
Murderer, A Dog,
Sentenced To Die
F'or Heinous Crime
FLINT, May 23. -(A')-Peter, a
large, yellow hound, was put to death
Wednesday, the first'dog to pay the
death penalty in Genesee County as
a murderer.
He died by gas shortly after John
M. Ripley, justice of the peace at
Linden, had convicted him of killing
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Ohio State Star

Preliminaries Of
Conference Meet
_ Begin At 3_p. m.

Michigan Slight Favorite
In Contest For Crown
Held ByIllinois
Ward In Top Form
For Many Events
Owens Leads Threatening
Ohio State Track Team
In Battle For Supremacy
The eyes of the track world will
literally be turned to Ann Arbor and
Perry Field today where one of the
greatest fields in the 35 years of
the event will gather for competition
in the Western Conference Track
championships. Preliminaries in all
individual track events except the
mile and two-mile runs and all field
events but the pole vault, high jump
and discus throw are scheduled to
begin at 3 p.m. today.
Michigan's team, winners of the
1935 Conference meet indoors with a
record total, will be slight favorites
to scorea double victory in capturing
the crown now held by Illinois. Mich-
igan is host to the meet for the first
time since 1923 when a Wolverine
team scored a 1/2-point victory over
Illinois with a total of 57%/ points.
Ohio Is Threat



Twenty New Members
Added To Druids' Roll
Druids, senior literary honor so-1
ciety, announced last night thatt
twenty new members have recentlyf
been initiated.t
The initiates include Derland John-
ston, John O'Connell, Steve Reinias,
Robert Sullivan, Morton Alshular,'
Joseph Rothbard, Russell Walker, -
Robert Hilty, Russell Runquist, Jamest
Wiles, John Ogden, Peter Bowles, Wil-
liam Reed, Woodrow Malloy, Robert
Olson, David Wenkworth, John Stra-
yer, George Rudness, Adam Stone,
and Ben Grady.E
Thompson And
Dutra efeat
Michigan Pair'
Fischer, Kocsis Weaken In'
Last Four Holes To Lose
One Up_
Olin Dutra and Jimmy Thompson1
came from behind in yesterday's
match with Johnny Fischer and
Chuck Kocsis of Michigan after the
Wolverine pair had them two down
on the 14th tee, to win 14, 15, and 16
and then cling doggedly to their lead
to take the match on the 18th green,
one-up, when all four men had bird-
Displaying a brilliant calibre of
golf that had the gallery of several
thousand onlookers continually keyed
up, Dutra, Kocsis, Thompson, and
Fischer toured the first nine amidst
a flurry of beautiful shots and spas-
matic applause, and at the turn the
Michigan linksmen were one-up. With
the second nine and gathering dusk,
the pros settled down to play a more
consistent game and when Kocsis and
Fischer both faltered on 14, failed
to match Dutra's birdie on 15, and
took fives on 16 Thompson and Dut-
ra got an advantage they never re-
Dutra and Thompson both had
birdies on number one when they each
sunk 10-foot putts after being just
short of the green with their seconds,
and when Fischer and Kocsis both
failed to get down in one put, the
pros took the only hole which they
won on the first nine.
Fischer and Kocsis came right back
on the second hole when Dutra's
brassie shot caught a trap at the side
of the green, and Thompson just
saved the hole for the pros when he

Michigan's greatest threat today,
however, is expected from the Ohio
State team, led by the sensational
Jesse Owens, the most brilliant track
performer of the year. Owens, with
world's records at hand in every
event, is given an outright grant prac-
tically without exception in the 100-
yard dash, the 220-yard dash, the
220-yard low hurdles, and the run-
ning broad jump. The sophomore
'Ebony Antelope' has tied the world's
listed record time of :09.4 in the hun-
dred, beaten the world's mark in the
low hurdles with :22.9, run the fur-
long in :20.7, and set a new American
record in the broad jump with an ef-
tort of 26 feet, 17%inches, a frac-
tion short of the universal mark.
Condition Perfect
Given the perfect competitive con-
ditions which will be made possible by
ideal weather today and tomorrow,
the Buckeye flash is expected to re-
peat or better his best efforts here.
Sharing the spotlight with Owens,
however, is Willis Ward, acknowl-
edged the most versatile track star
in the country and one of the na-
tion's foremost all-around athletes.
After a season which has been marred
by injuries, Ward has brought himself
to top form for his last Conference
competition, and is expected to make
one of the best showings of his ca-
reer. He has been entered in the
broad jump, in which he is defend-
ing champion, the hundred, 220-yard
dash and the 120-yard high hurdles.
Although Owens and Ward head
the parade, probably the strongest
field ever assembled for the events
has been entered. Defending cham-
pions in the high hurdles, Ken Sand-
bach of Purdue, Ward in the broad
jump, the discus, Westley Busbee of
Indiana, and the javelin, Mark Pan-
ther of Purdue, all will be given ser-
ious competition, while every event
is considered wide open.
Records To Fall
Besides the four events in which
Owens will engage, Conference marks
are considered endangered in the
half-mile with a field 'led by Chuck
Beetham of Ohio State, the pole vault,
with John Wonsowitz of Ohio State,
Irv Seely of Illinois and Dave Hunn of
Michigan, the high jump, led by
Willis Ward and Melvin Walker of
Ohio State and Bob Riegel of Illinois,
and the mile relay, with a crack out-
fit from the University of Iowa.
Final details of the meet are to be
arranged at a meeting of the Big Ten
coaches to be held at 10 a.m. today.
Former Millionaire
Faces Tax Charges
BARNSTABLE, Mass., May 23.-
(P)-James H. Rand, Sr., seventy-
year-old one-time Buffalo multimil-
lionaire and founder of what ulti-
mately became the nationally-known
firm of Remington-Rand Co., today
answered a state charge that he had
evaded his income tax by taking the
poor prisoner's oath.
He took the oath, which gives a


University Observatories Scene
io'r Intensive Study Of Stars

"We'll learn what astronomy is for;
We'll learn what the stars can
have in store-"
And so runs the lyric of a popular
song. It's more than a song to cer-
tain University men, because they
have selected it for their life work.
These men work day and night so
they may add more to man's knowl-
edge of astronomy. In the University
observatory there is constant activity
-people run here and there chart-
ing the locations of newly-discovered
stars and peering into the huge tele-
scope with undisguised eagerness. It
is not unlike a huge beehive, yet has
an air of orderly confusion pervad-
ing it.
Not only does the University employ

to the numbering, classifying and
charting of double stars, curious phe-
nomena which have interested as-
tronomers for centuries. Double stars
are those which rotate about each
other and which may mean much
to the world when more is discovered
about them. So far the number of
double stars has reached 5,200, and
within a few years may reach twice
that amount. The staff at the South
African site has been working con-
stantly on the classification of double
stars since the early spring of 1928.
Perhaps even more interesting and
certainly more hard to pronounce is
the "spectroheliokinematograph," an
instrument for observing not only the
stars, but thessun and the different
planets. It is used in connection

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