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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, (W'

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Preuss Claims
U. S. Should
Back League
Reeves, Henderson, Allen
Among Otler Speakers
At Adult Convention
(Continued from Page 1)
substances emit spontaneously an in-
cessant stream of tiny particles, some
electrically positive and some nega-
tive, which were named alpha and
beta particles."
These particles, he said were later
found to be electrons or minute neg-
ative corpuscles, fired off with tre-
mendous speeds in the radioactive
process. "It soon became evident,"
he continued, "that all atoms must
contain some of these electrons and
that when one or more of them are
removed the atom becomes a positive
ion."
The latest experiments have shown,
he stated that "transmutation of
matter is within our control," giving
for example the experiments at Cam-
bridge University, in which swiftly
moving hydrogen nuclei collide with
atoms of lithium and produce helum
The opening lecture on the youth
series was delivered by Prof. Lowell
J. Carr of the sociology department
before the convention at 10:30 a.m.
Professor Carr pointed out that
"while it would be wrong to say that
the delinquent of today is the crim-
inal of tomorrow," many changes
are needed in the present social set-
up to help these delinquents adjust
themselves in time and escape a
criminal career.
The improvements which he
termed necessary for the solution of
the delinquency problem were
"strengthening the probation system,
a better coordination of agencies
dealing with the youth problem, the
study of the delinquency problem by
communities, larger psychiatric serv-
ice at state expense, and an informa-
tion service 'to give to communities
and organizations a constant flow
of facts."
Professor Howard M. Jones, the
first speaker on the afternoon's pro-
gram, discussed "The University and
the Iintellectual Life." Prof. Jones
stressed the idea that freedom is a
fundamental necessity in all phases
of education.
In defining the principles of a state
university, he said, "it must be open
to all who can profit by attending,
and must be characterized by a fre
choice of faculty members."
Professor Jones also emphasized
the fact that American universities
must avoid the forces now so evi-
dent in many European universities
which tend to political control of the
policies of the university.

Saginaw Strikers
To Resume Work
SAGINAW, Oct. 15. - (oPm)- Re-
sumption of work in the Saginaw
valley coal mines Wednesday was
forecast as the result of an agree-
ment on a new contract by the min-
ers' and operators' scale committees.
The agreement, announced by
Warren E. Pippin, of the Michigan
Coal Operators commission, provides
for 50 cents a day increase on day
rate work, 9.1 cents increase on load-
ing and a 10 per cent increase in
yardage. The agreement is subject
to approval of mine union delegates.
When work is resumed 1,400 miners
idle for more than a week, will return
to work.
Tax Collection
Down, Figures
Of U. S. Show
$20,658,265 Reduction
In Federal Revenues,
Treasury Reveals
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15. - (P) -
Dwindling tax collections are cutting
sharply into government revenues,
treasury figures revealed today.
Since Sept. 1 revenues declined
$20,658,285 from a year ago, despite
heavy income tax collections. Smaller
collections, principally from process-
ing taxes on farm products, more
than offset the booming income tax
returns.
Revenues since July 1 were report-
ed today at $1,097,412,273 compared
with $1,094,871,938 in the correspond-
ing period of last year. Unless these
returns soon start rising, the govern-
ment might find it difficult to reach
its revenue goal of $4,470,349,140 for
qhe full fiscal year ending next
June 30. In the previous fiscal year
collections were $3,800,467,202.
Officials explained it was too early
to base the full year's revenue possi-
bilities on the first 102 days of the
fiscal period, particularly in view
of the fact that heavy income tax col-
lections are expected next March.
These may help boost revenues up to
the President's estimates. In ad-
dition, more of the wealth tax levies
go into effect Jan. 1.
PIERCE NAMED PRESIDENT
Officers of the junior class of the
School of Dentistry were announced
for the first time yesterday after
an election the latter part of last
week.
Edward G. Pierce of Detroit was
named president; Lawrence Sim-
mons of Flint, vice-president; Alfred
E. Miller, of Iron River, treasurer;
Richard Curtis of Jackson, secretary.

tivity, came others. The Seward pen-
Restoring Of No me Prosperity insula, stretching north from here
. By, a|has seen a mild flurry of mining ac-
P'romised ByMild'Gold .Rush tivity and many of the new miners
and prospectors will remain north
through the winter.

and building supplies all brought by
ships from the United States to
Nome's roadstead, and then barged
and lightered to shore. The city
faces on the beach.
With wood the building material,
a number of the business buildings
have risen two stories among the
usual one-story structures. A sec-
tion of one block has been designated
as Federal square, with construction

expected to be started next spring on
a federal building.
A survey today showed that 33
buildings used for various businesses
and stores, 30 homes and a bank have
been built, as well as numerous other
smaller structures.
Aided by a loan and grant of $100,-
000 to the city from the PWA, re-
organization of city functions also
has been begun.

NOME, Alaska, Oct. 15. - (i') - As
snow flies again, Nome faces a dif-
ferent winter than last, largely re-
built and encouraged by another mild
"gold rush" and with the disastrous
fire of September 17, 1934, a mem-
ory.
The fire, which destroyed 11 blocks
of buildings on that windy, gale-
swept day and night, was not without
its blessings, although the loss was
set at $2,000,000. It was the worst
of three disastrous fires in Nome's
history.
"Now we see new buildings occupy-
ing the area," says George Maynard,
publisher of the Nome Daily Nug-
get, Alaska's oldest newspaper. The
Nugget plant was destroyed but has
been rebuilt.
"Many of those old historical struc-
tures had outlived the first gold rush
period," he says. "In many respects,
last winter was a hard time for every-
one. Privations of living and hard-
ships of one kind and another beset
many of the people; but with the
coming of summer reorganization of
business and the building of homes
and business houses, a brighter and
Find Millionaire's
Corpse In Swanp
NYACK, N. Y., Oct. 15. - (P) -
The body of Charles D. Towt, 76, mil-
lionaire who disappeared from his
Nyack home last May, was found to-
day in a swampland near West Ny-
ack. Police theorized he. had met
with foul play.
Towt vanished after announcing
he was going to walk through the
woods in search of botanical speci-
mens.
Two hitch-hikers found the body.
It lay about one-quarter of a mile
from a highway.

more cheerful city has been the re-
sult."
Unable to "hole in" in the burned
city last winter, many residents, pos-l
sibly 500 of the 1,200 here, including
those who "go out" every winter left
for the United States and Fairbanks
and other Alaska points after the
fire.
They came back this spring and
summer and with them, as the gov-
ernment's higher gold price encour-
aged resumption of gold mining ac-
John Gillespie
At Hospital In
Detroit Section
LANSING, Oct. 15.- (P)-Oscar G.
Olander, state police commissioner,
revealed today that John Gillespie,
once a millionaire and a power in
Michigan politics, is "in a hospital
in the Detroit area for rest and ob-
servation."
He denied Gillespie is under tech-
nical arrest. He said a state trooper
drove Gillespite to Detroit last night
after Former State Treasurer Frank
D. McKay had declined to prefer
charges against Gillespie, whom he
said had spied on him.
Olander said he would debide
"when the time comes" whether an
armed guard at the office and resi-
dence of Gov. Fitzgerald is advisable.
He admitted that he would be no-
tified as soon as Gillespie leaves the
Detroit hospital and that he would
decide then whether to order guards
for the governor. Fitzgerald, as he
did once before when the governor
expressed fear Gillespie might try to
harm him.

Between 1,200 and 1,300 people are
in the city today.
The rebuilding of the city, nearly
half of which was burned, has been:
a struggle this summer, with lumber

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