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VOL. XLV. No. 177 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1935

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Services Will

Latest NRA Developments

Commemorate
W. A. Fletcher
L o c a 1 Organizations To
Parade In Decoration
Day Observance
To Unveil Tablet
In JuIge's Memory
Capt. Burlingame To Head
Marchers; G. A. R. To
Be Represented
Final plans for the annual ob-
servance of Decoration Day tomor-
row by local military -and patriotic
organizations have been formulated
by a committee composed of members
of the various groups.,
The activities of the day will begin
with a parade at 10 a.m. Taking part
will be the American Legion, the
American Legion Drum and Bugle
Corps, the Varsity R.O.T.C. band, the
University RO.T.C. regiment, Com-
pany K of the Michigan National
guard, the Veterans of Foreign
Wars, the Spanish American War
veterans, the Women's Relief Corps,
composed of the ladies auxiliary of
the American Legion and similar
groups representing the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and the Spanish Amer-
ican War Veterans. The three sur-
viving members of the local G.A.R.
post will form the rear guard of the
procession.
Burlingame Will Lead
The parade, headed by the massed
colors of the participating organiza-
tions, will be under the command of
Garnet J. Burlingame, captain of the
local national guard company, serv-
ing as marshal for the day. It will
form at the National Guard Armory,
and will proceed west to Main St.,
south on Main to Williams St., east
on Williams to State St., north on
State to North University Ave. and
east on North University to the For-
est Hill cemetery where the annual
exercises and ceremonies will be con-
The services will be held at the
grave of William A. Fletcher, first
chief justice of the Michigan Supreme
Court and one time Regent of the
University. These services will com-
memorate the work and activity of
Justice Fletcher as well as serving
for Decoration Day observances. The
Rev. W. P. Lemon, pastor of the Ann3
Arbor First Presbyterian church will
deliver the convocation at thekgrave.
He will be followed as speaker by
William M. Potter, present chief jus-
tice of the state supreme court, who
will honor the memory of his prede-
cessor in the distinguished office. Jus-
tice Lemon is a resident of Hastings,
Mich.
Taps By Legion
Following the two speeches a selec-
tion will be given by the Varsity.
R.O.T.C. Band preceding the unvei-
ling of a stone to the memory of Jus-
tice Fletcher which has been do-
nated jointly by J. L. Arnet, of Ann
Arbor and the Vermont Marble Com-
pany. Taps will be played as the
crack squad of the local American
Legion post fires a volley in honor
of the soldier dead. The benediction
will be given by the Rev. Lemon.
The last three G.A.R. members of
Washtenaw County will be on the
platformwith the veterans of the
country's more recent wars during the
course of the services. Whether they
will also be inthe parade will depend
upon their condition after decorating
the graves of their comrades earlier in
the day. The exact order of the units
participating in the parade will not be
announced until this afternoon.

Relief ,Agen cyIs
Stormed By Jobless

WASHINGTON, May 28. - (A) -
Born chiefly of the Supreme Court's
overthrow of NRA and its other mo-
mentous decisions, these still-unfo-
cused developments swirled today:
The Administration
Feverishly, constitutional soil was
sought for some of the New Deal's
upturned roots. President Roosevelt
directed studies; held conferences. A
voluntary code plan under a revivified
Blue Eagle was mentioned. Attorney
General Homer S. Cummings and
Donald R. Richberg huddled but an-
nounced no results. NRA's Board
talked of a commission study, possibly
looking toward a constitutional
amendment. Again, no definite de-
cision. Mr. Roosevelt advanced his
Wednesday press conference from
morning to afternoon; some rumors of
a radio talk persisted.
Congress
Stood still. Leaders ordered a re-
measuring of all New Deal bills by
the Supreme Court's NRA yardstick.
They included social security, the AAA
l amendments, holding company reg-
ulation, banking and extension of
what part of NRA remains.
The House swiftly adjourned to
halt Republican speech-making. Re-
publican leader Bertrand Snell said
that Congress could start over, run-
ning for months, or go home. Sen-
ate passed routine bills.
Business
Some leaders hailed NRA decision
as recovery spur, ending uncertainty.
Harper Sibley, president of the United
States Chamber of Commerce, ap-
pealed to business to uphold code-
level hours and wages. The National
Association of Manufacturers urged
voluntary stability of wages, hours,
working conditions, competitive prac-
tices. Northern and Southern tex-
tile mill spokesmen joined in similar
pleas. Coal operators and labor lead-
ers (failed to reach an agreement on a
new wage-hour contract and mine
leaders talked of a nationwide soft
coal strike June 17.
Labor
The Labor Relations Board halted
activities; code collective bargaining
was gone. The future of Wagner
Omnibus Bank
Bll Ops ed
By Louis Ward,
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 28.-(W)
--Contending the present system
gave private bankers the power toi
"create depression or decree prosper-r
ity at will," Louis C. Ward, Washing-
ton representative of Father Charles
E. Coughlin's National Union for So-
cial Justice, today urged that a gov-
ernment-owned central bank bill bec
substituted for the pending omnibus
bank measure.(
Appearing before a Senate banking
sub-committee as a self-styled "lobby-
ist" for a central bank proposal Fa-'
ther Coughlin drafted for Senator
Nye (Rep., N. D.), Ward declared:'
"The present banking system with
its creation of a system of credit
money and operating under the Fed-1
eral Reserve Act, puts the power over
money and credit in the hands of the
bankers and gives them the power to
create depressions or decree prosper-..
ity at will.1
BROADCASTER'S DAUGHTER ILL
Ruth A. Bradner, '36, daughter of
C. C. Bradner, noted news broadcas-,
ter, was rushed to the University ;
Hospital early this morning with an
attack of acute appendicitis.

Labor Disputes Bill was clouded.
Senator Hugo Black, Alabama Dem-
ocrat, contended that his thirty-hour
week bill was the way out; Senator
Daniel o. Hastings, Delaware Re-
publican, replied that it was even
less valid than NRA.
Agriculture
Secretary Henry A. Wallace agreed
with congressional chiefs that con-
troverted AAA amendments must be
rewritten; they touch important li-
censing powers of adjustment law.
The Senate returned them to com-
mittee for revamping. Some believed
that production curtailment contracts
were secure. Most cgntened that the
Frazier-Lemke Farm Mortgage Mor-
atorium Act was unrecoverable from
the Supreme Court blasting. Its au-
thors pressed an inflation bill to refi.
nance mortgages. Rep. William Lem-
ke, N o r t h Dakota Republican,
planned to ask a court rehearing of
the mortgage case.
Prices
The Stock Market was off in a
2,000,000-share day. Commodity
markets quivered uncertainly, closed
irregularly. Cigaret price slashing
was reported with return of the loss-
leader practice; other cuts Were re-
ported.
Code Authorities
Some saw an end to business rule
groups; others urged voluntary cohe-
sion. A drive was started to rebuild
liquor codes - the heart of govern-
ment post-repeal liquor control.
Congressional experts looked to tax-
power rule.
Funds For Slum
.clearance And
HousingAsked
$221,507,000 Requested
For Unemployment Re.
lief; 31 States Affected
WASHINGTON, May 28. - (P)--
Requests for $221,507,000 to clear
slums and build low-rental housing
in 31 states toped 4 long list of
a pi a ions 'far work relief money
made public today.
The 60 housing projects for which
funds were sought were proposed by
the housing division of the Public
Works administration.
The $317,894,150 batch of applica-
tions announced by the emergency
council's division of applications and
information also included requests
for $44,739,200 to finance 29 municipal
construction projects in 12 states and
$44,313,000 for flood control in eight
counties of Mississippi.
Minor groups of applications asked
for $6,250,950 for 30 projects classi-
fied as self-liquidating in 16 states
and $1.039,000 for rivers and harbors
work in three states.
Yesterday the President's advis-
ory committee on work relief allot-
ments cancelled a scheduled meeting
at the White House with word it would
not convene again until next Monday.
It was learned that Maj. George
Berry, president of the International.
Pressmen's union and an NRA admin-
istrator, has attended two of the com-
mittee's sessions as a labor represen-
tative. There has been no official an-
nouncement of his appointment to the
committee, however.
The allotments committee has held
only two of four scheduled meetings
since it announced at its first ses-
sion, May 7, it would meet Mondays
and Thursdays.

Parents Are
Prepared To
Pay Ransom
Advrtisement Is Incidation
Of Family's Acceptance
Of Abductor's Terms
B o y Seized Friday
On Way From School
Kidnaped Son Of Wealthy
Family Believed Held In
Populous Center
TACOMA, May 28. --(tP-- Some-
where outside the law, the kidnapers
of little George Weyerhaeuser were
believed laying final plans tonight to
atempt collection of $200,000 ransom
for their curly-haired captive - and
deliver him to his parents.
It was indicated that the parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Weyerhaeuser,
awaited only directions from the ab-
ductors to begin negotiating over the
ransom demand.
Tomorrow is the "deadline" set by
the kidnapers for payment of the
$200,000.
Fearing for the nine-year-old vic-
tim's life, if the ransom is not paid
on time, the parents inserted an ad
in the personal columns of a Seattle
newspaper today announcing they
were ready to deal.
"We are ready, Percy Minnie," the
notice said.
Publication of the ad was in ac-
cordance with instructions from the
kidnapers who snatched the boy
shortly before noon Friday somewhere
between school and his home.
Whether the new ad meant that the
family had raised the demanded price
or whether it wished to open negotia-
tiations for a lesser amount could
not be learned. Friends said that
the Weyerhaeusers had suffered heavy
losses in recent years.
Private investigators reported dis-
covering today a three-story ram-
shackle house, hidden in trees and
underbrush, which might have served
as a possible "lookout post" for the
kidnapers. In the structure, once
a $50,000 home, fresh footprints were
found in the dust, one of them from
the rubber heels of a man's shoe. .
An upper bedroom, they said, con-
tained a stool and a block from which
the dust and cobwebs had been re-
moved. A window in it overlooked
the area where the boy was last seen.
United States Marshal A. J. Chitty
said he believed the boy was being
held in an apartment house or home,
in some congested center of popula-
tion.
Miller Speaks
At Sigma Delta
Clii Initiation
Greater Accuracy In News
Writing Is Emphasized;
Initiate Six
A plea for greater accuracy in news
writing was made last night by Col.
Henry W. Miller, head of the depart-
ment of mechanism and engineering
drawing, at an initiation banquet held
in the Union by Sigma Delta Chi,
national professional journalistic so-
ciety.
The new memDers of the society
include Burnett Levick, '36, Bernard

Weissman, '37, Fred Warner Neal,
'37, William C. Bergman, '36, Philip
Trezise, '36, and Maurice Russell, '35.
Speaking on the subject "Is ac-
curacy Incompatible With Good Jour-
nalism?" Colonel Miller pointed out
the development of a "why conscious-
ness" among people throughout the
world since the World War to show
that there has been an .increasing
demand for facts, not opinions, in
the reporting of news events.
"People are asking the question
'Why can't we have the facts?' and it
is up to professional journalists to
have the courage either to admit
their stories are only approximations
of the truth, when such is the case,
or not to write the story at all," Col-
onel Miller maintained.
The profession of journalism, ac-
cording to Colonel Miller, is classed
in people's minds together with the
professions of law, politics, banking
and business in the "doubtful" cate-
gory as to integrity and ethical stand-
ards.
"Medicine, teaching and engineer-

chigan Industry Plans

To Carry On

'As Usual'*

Voluntary NRA Proposal

New Deal Described As
'Groping Dazedly' For
Future Pathway
Legislation Brought
To Momentary Halt
Labor Chieftains Hasten To
Salvage Bits From NRA
Wreckage
WASHINGTON, May 28. - () -
Halted in mid-stride by the Supreme
Court's abrupt destruction of NRA,
the New Deal groped dazedly tonight
for a pathwdy into the future.
Under consideration was a plan for
an entirely voluntary structure of
codes for the government of business,
limited to hours, wages and a ban
on child labor, with all the old coer-
cive or compulsory provisions elim-
inated.
Administration chieftains brought
Congressional machinery to a creak-
ing stop and ordered a thorough-
going study of all major measures
in the light of the words uttered by
the high court yesterday in sentencing
the Blue Eagle to immediate death.
Conferences scattered from the cap-
ital to the White House hardly got be-
yond a discussion of the court's opin-
ion, with its emphatic declaration
that Congress had illegally delegated
its powers to the President and that
Congress has no control over intra-
state commerce, or its hours or wages.
Labor Leaders To Confer
Labor leaders scurried to Wash-
ington to see what could be gathered
from the wreckage of NRA. They
assembled at A.F. of L. headquarters
with President William Green. There
were widespread hints of strikes, espe-
cially in textiles and coal if operators
depart from code wage and hour pro-
visions.
An impending deluge of Republican
gloating was headed off in the House
by a quick adjournment, but the Sen-
ate remained in session and fought
it out toe to toe. Senator Joseph T.
Robinson, the majority leader, main-
tained that all regulation of intra-
state commerce was now impossible.
Senator Hugo Black, of Alabama, con-
tended that his thirty-hour-week bill
was unaffected. His insistence cen-
tered more and more attention upon
that measure.
To Revise Amendments
A complete revision of pending
amendments to the Agricultural Ad-
justment Administration was ordered,
with a view to bringing the codes of
AAA into conformity with the court
opinion, and with special study de-
voted to the licensing provisions.
Subjected to close scrutiny, too,
were the administration's Social Se-
curity bill, the measure to abolish
or regulate public utility holding
companies, and the Wagner Labor
Disputes Act, already bearing par-
tial White House sanction.
The legal lights of FACA stulied
the predicament of codes through
which the government regulates the
liquor industry. Administrator Jo-
seph L. Choate asked all involved
to be patient and calmly predicted
that the situation would be "straight-
ened out" shortly.

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II

Swingout Is Prvented;
No Ceremony This Year
Swingout will not be held this
year because of the lack of time
before the end of the semester,
Allen D. McCombs, '35, chairman
of the Student Swingout commit-
tee, announced last night.
The ceremony was scheduled to
be held at 4:30 p.m. yesterday, but
had to be called off because of
rain. Although there was a lull
in the downpour shortly before
the march was to begin, only three
or four capped and gowned sen-
iors put in their appearance.
According to the terms under
which the Senate Committee on
Student Affairs recently entrusted
the conduct of the ceremony to the
student committee, the ban on
Swingout imposed by the Univer-
sity in 1933 is now again in effect.
However, McCombs explained
that it is almost certain permission
will be granted again next year.

Barney R o s s
Comes Back In
Savage Battle
Unanimous Verdict Gives
Him Victory After 15
Round Bout
POLO GROUNDS, N. Y., May 28. -
(P) - As the boos of the malcontents
rose high in the muggy air, a bat-
tered, bleeding but doggedly game
little Barney Ross climbed back to-
night onto the welterweight throne,
conqueror for the second time in three
tries of the hero of the Irish, gallant
Jimmy McLarnin.
Barney came back the hard way,
slugging out a decisive 15-round ver-
dict over the bludgeoner who whipped
him for the title last September, after
Ross had won it in June the first time
they tangled. He came back with
blood trickling steadily from his nose,
his features snarled and lumpy, but
he came back in the unanimous opin-
ion of Jack Dempsey, the old cham-
pion, who was the referee, and the
two judges, Abe Goldberg and George
Lecoron.
McLarnin, fighting a better, smart-
er, more gruelling battle than in either
of the fights in which they tangled
before, escaped from the outward
signs that marked Ross, but he took
a severe body beating in the late
rounds, his left eyebrow 'was cut in
the eleventh and his right eye was
swelling from the first half dozen
rounds on.
There were no knockdowns, but for
I sheer savagery and punching-fury, it
was one for boxing history books.
CHAIN LETTERS LEGAL
LANSING, May 28. - (/P) - The
practice of chain letter writing is "but
one of the numberless immoralities
which the state does not and can-
not undertake to punish." That was
the essence of a ruling today by As-
sistant Attorney General Buel A.
Doelle.

Industrial Executives Say
Wages And Hours Will
Be Unchanged
Coughlin Maintains
His Original Stand
New Deal Leaders Go Into
Conference; Drive For
Black Bill Is Renewed
DETROIT, May 28. - () - Mich-
igan industry, headed by the au
mobile manufacturing concerns ac-
cepted th'e Blue Eagle's demise calm-"
ly as most of them made preparations
today to carry on business as usual.
Executives of severalrprinciple in-
dustries apparently were unanimous
in predicting that no drastic changes
in wages or hours were probable.
Walter P. Chrysler, chairman of the
Chrysler Corp., posted a notice in all
of the company's plants assuring the
more than 25,000 employees that
changes in wage policies >were not
contemplated. Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.,
president of General Motors Corp.
said tonight at New York that his
organization contemplated no change
in wage levels as a result of the Su-
preme Court's NRA decision.
"As to the effect of the Supreme
Court's decision on the NRA as in-
fluencing the wage level, it is my be-
lief it will have no appreciable influ-
ence," said Sloan.
The Rev. Charles E. Coughlin said
that the decision meant that "a great
portion of the New Deal has been
voided. We find ourselves almost
where we started in 1932. The Na-
tional Recovery Act has failed to re-
cover. I still contend, as I have con-
tended for the last two years, that
there can be no salutary recovery
until a central attack Will have been
made on the money changers."
Father Coughlin repeated his as-
sertions that "both the NRA and the
AAA were illegitimate children left
upon the nation's doorstep by the
United States Chatnber of Com-
(By Associated Press)
The NRA situation at a glance:
The New Deal chieftains hurriedly
conferred throughout yesterday with-
out apparent results except for hints
of the voluntary codes' structures.
Worried as to the soundness of
other administration measures, con-
gressional leaders ordered a study of
all major bills to determine their
constitutionality.
Senate and House chiefs arranged
to rewrite completely the AAA
amendments in the light of the
Supreme Court's NRA decision.
The American Federation of Labor,
plainly troubled, summoned its ex-
ecutive council to decide on a course
of action. Strike threats continued
to be heard. The National Labor
Relations Board, in effect, folded its
tent.
A renewed drive opened in Congress
for the Black 30-hour Week Bill,
with its author claiming it untouched
by the High Court's ruling.
The business spokesmen, as repre-
sented by the Chamber of Commerce
of the United States, urged volun-
tary maintenance of stabilized wage
and hour conditions.
President Roosevelt, closeted in
contsant conferences, determined to
keep silent until a course had been
decided. Rumors of a possible week-
end raido talk persisted.
Missing Aviator Is
Said To Be Alive
WASHINGTON, May 28.- ()-
Paul Redfern, American aviator miss-
ing and given up for dead for nearly
eight years, was reported in a dis-
patch to the State Department today

to have been seen alive near Nether-
lands, Guiana, South America, two
weeks ago.
James L. Park, American vice-con-
sul at Colon, Panama, reported by
telegraph that an "unnamed inform-
ant" had told him he had seen Red-
fern in the Guiana country.
Redfern was reported seriously
crippled. The informant, according
to Park's report, offered to lead a

Forootten Grave Of State's 1st
Chief Justice Will Be Honored,

CHARLESTON, Ill., May 28. - VP)
-Beating and disarming two con-'
stables, one hundred jobless men
stormed theIllinois Emergency Relief
Commission agency here today in a
mass protest against their asserted
failure to receive food orders.
Sheriff Roy Clark and ten police-
men and deputies rushed to the of-
fice, arrested five alleged leaders of
the demonstration and disbanded
their followers.
Men's Student Council
Elects Officers Today
Members of the Men's Student
Council will meet at 2 p.m. today
in the Michigan Union, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Carl Hilty,

By FRED WARNER NEAL
Michigan's present chief justice
will come to Ann Arbor tomorrow to
pay tribute to Michigan's first chief
justice, whose body has lain here for
82 years in an unmarked and long-
forgotten grave.
In 1853, amid somber pomp and
splendor, all Ann Arbor turned out
to the funeral of its most distin-
guished citizen, William A. Fletcher.
Clothed in a dress suit with a ruffly
white shirt, his body, encased in an
iron casket, was laid to rest in the
city cemetery. And then everybody
forgot the noted jurist.
Forty-five years later Titus Hutzel,
then superintendent of the water
company here, found the casket when
laying a main through Huron street.
The city cemetery had been made
into Felch Park. Many of the graves
had been moved to the new Forest
Hill Cemetery, Mr..Hutzel, now octo-

old mother about it. A pioneer in
Ann Arbor, Mrs. Hutzel immediately
identified the casket and the body.
"It's Judge Fletcher," she said. That
was in 1901.
Mr. Hutzel found two of the noted
jurist's relatives. He asked them
about the body in the iron casket.
Yes, they remembered something
about it, but what could they do?
They could not afford to have it
moved.
So Mr. Hutzel did the only thing he
could do. He put the casket back
where he found it, marking the spot
with bricks.
During the year 1916, the Michi-
gan Historical Society, through Re-
gent Junius E. Beal, inquired about
Justice Fletcher's grave. Mr. Hutzel
swore out an affidavit regarding his
finding of the body, and the Societyt
decided to mark properly the grave
and give the jurist due honor. By

Dramatic Star's Aspiration Is
To Be Playwri ght And Director

By ELSIE PIERCE
Acting is not the only phase of
the theater in which Romney Brent,
star of "The Simpleton of the Un-
expected Isles" is deeply interested,
for he is even more vitally concerned
in achieving his ambition of being a
great playwright and director.
Although Brent had always intend-
ed to become an actor, it was only
pure chance that led him to attempt
the writing of plays. He had been
speculating heavily in the stock mar-
ket, and when the crash came in 1929,
was left without a cent except his
salary.
"I just decided I had to do some-
thing to earn money," he said, shrug-
ging his shoulders, "so I went home
one night and wrote out a play, with
the vague idea that I might possibly

self wrote, you really feel that you
have accomplished something crea-
tive, and it is really a thrill to see
the actors on the stage living your
thoughts."
Too often an actor lives only for
his monthly salary, he went on, and
thereby loses sight of the potentiala
creativervalue that his role may have.
However, he said, "Acting really does
become inspiring when you are work-
ing with a great artist like Nazimova,
who makes the play great by her
exquisite art."
Brent was born in Mexico of Span-
ish-American parentage but never
intends to go back to the land of his
birth except perhaps for a visit, "Be-
cause," he said, "What there is of the
Mexican stage is utterly primitive,
and actors are regarded there as

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