Cold To French
Reichfuehrer Declares His
Resolution To Maintain
Present Neutrality Stand
BERLIN, Oct. 25. - (A') - Germany
has presented a cold front to unoffi-
cial French efforts toward a Franco-
German rapprochment, informed
sources said today.
New manifestations of Germany's
spirit of nationalism, fed on the
speeches of Reichsfuehrer Hitler, ac-
companied a report that a French
journalist had met failure in trying
to draw out Hitler on questions cur-
rent to the continental situation and
the Italo-Ethiopian war.
Der Fuehrer stated recently at
Nurnberg, "we take no position on
these events and do not want to be
drawn into them." He has pictured
Germany as a placid island in a sea
Tacit announcement that Germany
would continue to pursue a strict neu-
tral policy was coupled with a flat
denial by the office, Qf Joachim von
Ribbentrop, Germany's ambassador
extraordinary, that he would visit
A representative of the foreign of-
fice made it clear, at the same time,
that Germany would take its own
time in replying to the League of
Nations' communication regarding
sanctions against Italy, if indeed a
reply was made at all.
Farley Accepts Bid
WASHINGTON, Oct. -25. - (P) -
Postmaster General James A. Farley
announced Thursday that the bid of
Pan-American Airways for the new
trans-Pacific airmail service had
been accepted by a committee of six
cabinet members and department of-
The new service will be weekly from
San Francisco, Calif., to Canton,
China, by way of Honolulu and Ma-
Pan American, only bidder on the
first trans-Pacific air service, bid the
maximum rate of $2 per mile for the
specified load of 800 pounds, and $1
per one thousand miles for each ad-
ditional pound of mail carried.
Teacher Found Slain
Victims Of New York Gang Warfare
Appealed To For
-Associated Press Photo.
Miss Lela Halvorson, Madison, S.
D., school teacher whose nude body
was found in a hotel room at Leola,
S.D., was choked to death after be-
ing criminally assaulted. Exam-
ination of the contents of the girl's
stomach contradicted a belief she
haid been killed; in some other
SEATTLE, Oct. 25.-(AP) -Defiant
and close-lipped, Leo H-all, 33, resist-
ed questioning today about the mass
murder mystery of Erland's Point in
March, 1934, when six persons were
robbed and slain.
Authorities said he had been imp-
licated in the crime by the confes-
sion of a woman.
Sheriff William B. Severyns said
Mrs. Larry Poulos, 28-year-old beer
parlor waitress, had signed a confes-
sion accusing the former boxer and
dry dock worker of the massacre.
The alleged confession said Mrs.'
Poulos and Hall, masked and wear-
ing gloves, entered the Frank Flieder
home during a gay party in quest of
"easy money," and after the six
people in the house were robbed the
victims were killed so "they couldn't
Through the night of questioning,
Hall maintained his stoical attitude.
"Hall seems to have a lot on his
LANSING, Oct. 25.- ()- Gov.I
Fitzgerald issued a statewide appealj
to local governments today for wel-
fare relief funds.
He telegraphed . the state's 83
county boards of supervisors to urge
that they "appropriate funds for
emergency relief purposes to the best
of their ability and resources," in
order to "avoid a crisis in relief
financing this winter and next
At the same time Gov. Fitzgerald
notified the boards that he intends
to retain the present emergency relief
administration in order to avoid en-
tanglements with federal officials al-
locating relief funds.
"In view of the necessity for close
cooperation with the federal relief
.4gencies, I am contemplating no!
change in the administration's ma-
chinery for the distribution of relief
funds," the governor's telegrams read.
"This will remain under the dire.-
tion of the state emergency relief
commission and its local units. I am
hopeful of your cooperation."
As the governor sought additional
finances from local units, Dr. Wililam
Haber, emergency relief director, tele-
graphed to the Federal Emergency
Relief administration a request for
$3,000,000 with which to meet Mich-
igan's welfare needs for November.
The amount is the samne asked fors
the present mcnth, when federal au-
thorities granted $2,750,000,
mind," said Detective Captain Ernest
Yoris of the Seattle homicide squad.
"We have a lot of corroborative evi-I
dence for Mrs. Poulos' statement."
State at Lioerty
Fine Watch and Jewelry repairing
Initiations Held By
Twelve new members were initiated
into Kappa Tau Alpha, national scho-
lastic honorary jouinalistic society,
last Thursday night, Irving F. Levitt,
'36, president, announced today.
The initiation took place at the
home of Prof. John L. Brumm, head
of the journalism department. The
new members were: Gertrude Vene-
klasen, '36, Philip Trezise, '36, Jean
MacGregor, '36, Dean C. Baker, '36,
Ruth E. Dorsey, '36, Milton Meltzer,
'36, Priscilla Crockett, '36, Helen E.
Rankin, '36, Claire G. Gorman, '36,
Clayton R. Sutton, '36, Mary Alice
Baxter, '36, and Maynard Hicks, Grad.
Milo S. Ryan, Grad., who is an in-
structor at Wayne University, was
made an honorary member of the
JOHN BULL NEEDS SAILOR
The British Can'oe Association faces
a "famine" in Olympic recruits. Such
is indicated in their recent announce-
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Man Shot By Blackburn
Dies In Chicago Hospital
CHICAGO, Oct. 25. - (AP) - Enoch
Houser, Negro, 69, who was shot in a
pistol battle last Sunday between Jack
Blackburn, Negro trainer of Joe Louis,
the Detroit Brown Bomber, and John
Bowman, also a Negro, died early
today in Provident hospital.
Blackburn, charged with assault to
kill and released under $5,000 bonds,
was ordered re-arrested by the cor-
ment that "any canoeist who wishes
to try his luck in trial regattas just
has to say the word."
-Associated Press Photo.
Arthur "Dutch Schultz" Flegenheimer (left), former New York beer
baron, was critically wounded in a vicious outburst of gang warfare that
rcsulted in deaths for two of his henchmen and serious wounds to two
others. Louis Amberg (right) was slain in another gang fight, the
thin d of five brothers to meet violent death. His hatchet-hacked body
was found burning in the back seat of a stolen sedan in Brooklyn.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN FIRST METHODIST
CHURCH EPISCOPAL CHURCH
State and Washington Streets
at the MASONIC TEMPLE MINISTERS:
327 South Fourth CHARLES W. BRASHARES
and L. LaVERNE FINCH
Ministers: NOT Music: Achilles Taliaferro
William P. Lemon DO NOj
and Norman W. Kunkel 10:45 - Morning Worship Service
9:45 --Student Forum: "RELIGION NEGLECT "Christ's Word to a Medic"
AS A CONSTRUCTIVE FORCE."
12:10 - Class at Stalker Hall. Mr.
10:45--Dr. Lemon Preaches: YOUR RELIGIOUS Kermit Eby leads a discussion on
"THE CHRISTIAN APPROACH TO
"Two Worlds At A Time" GOVERNMENT."
ACTIVITIES 6:00- Wesleyan Guild Devotional
5:30 - Student Fellowship Hour. Hour at Stalker Hall. Rabbi
Bernard Heller will speak on "THE
6:3Q - Program in Charge of New POLITICAL ASPECTS OF WAR
Seudents. Theme: "RELIGIOUS AND PEACE."
7:00 -Fellowship Hour and supper.
Tuesday, Oct. 29th
at 7:30 P.M.
Dr. Norris will prove that
the "New Deal" is the Amer-
ican Name for Russian Com-
He will handle the subject
without gloves, and it will be
the hottest thing ever deliv-
ered in Ann Arbor.