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January 25, 1936 - Image 6

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King's Subjects
File Past Body
I ast 1Ti'inuite;
Crowds Wait In Misty Rain
At Westminster Hall For
Final Glimpse
LONDON, Jan. 24.--(P)- The first
of 1,000,000 sorrowing pilgrims filed
today past the bier of the late King
George V - a black catafalque, ap-
proached on purple-carpeted steps,
in the ancient palace of Westminster.
There, the new King Edward VIII
and the bereaved royal family left
their liege for four days of public
homage before the final service and
burial next Tuesday at Windsor.
As Big Ben boomed the nation's
pilgrimage began.
When the famous clock strikes 10
p.m. Monday, authorities said, at least
1;000,000 of the dead sovereign's sub-
jects - men, women and children
alike - will have joined in this last
act of tribute.
Long before last midnight, crowds
gathered in the streets about the
medieval Westminster Hall, sacrific-
ing their sleep and braving a misty
rain to be among the first to pay
tribute to their late king.
Await Dawn
Huddled in mufflers and heavy
overcoats, they leaned throughout the
night against the grey stones of the
palace, which also houses Parliament.
When a rain-washed dawn broke
over the rooftops of London, the
queue stretched nearly a mile.
Through the great south window of
Westminster Hall, the crowds could
see the glow cast by the flickering
candles where the monarch lay, alone
with his guards.
The flag-draped catafalque, bear-
ing the royal coffin, formed an island
of light amid the shadowy spaces of
the ancient hall which the late King
once called "the heart of our mighty
He spoke those words on May 9
when-he received the congratulations
of Parliament on his silver jubilee-
the last time he was at this spot alive.
Ancient Glory
The age-old rafters looked down
once more on the glory of medieval
uniforms as a bodyguard kept vigil
through the long watches of the
At each of the four corners of the
catafalque stood a Life Guard, his
head bowed. A little deeper in the
gloom stood four yeomen.
One of the yeomen of the guard,
exhausted by the ordeal, collapsed
and was carried from the hall. With-
out a word, another took his place.
When the great crowd of pilgrims
at last surged into the building, it was
shepherded through wooden barriers,
in lines four abreast, along both
sides of the coffin.
Rich and poor, young and old,,they
flowed by throughout the day at an
estimated rate of 15,000 persons an
Many countryfolk, bewildered by
the whirling traffic of metropolitan
London, joined the throng.
"I wanted to make certain of see-
ing my King once more," said one
old man who had traveled all night.

Treasury Head?

-Associated Press Photo.
Rumors among some Democrats
in Congress that Jesse Jones
(above) would replace Henry Mor-
genthau, Jr., as secretary of the
treasury were met with statements
by administration heads no such
change was in prospect.
Trust Busting
Predicted As
Election Issue
Court Developments Bring
Back Old Slogan Of
Former Campaigns
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. - (I') -
The old cry, "Bust the Trusts," is be-
ing heard again with increasing fre-
Three recent developments, two in
the United States Supreme Court,
call to mind the slogan that has
played a part in so much American
The court has scheduled oral ar-
guments for Feb. 3 in an anti-trust
action against the huge Sugar In-
Government lawyers won a Su-
preme Court review in a case against
a subsidiary of the United States
Steel Corp. - the Elgin, Joliet East-
ern Railway.
Justice Department officials made
known recently they had been asked
to investigate reports that mergers
of large steel corporations are im-
With a presidential campaign al-
ready producing political repercus-
sions, the injection of "trust bust-
ing" as an issue might produce varied
Senator William E. Borah (Rep.)
Idaho, already has described "mon-
opoly" as a leading issue.
Most observers agree that anti-
trust activity reached its peak short-
ly after the turn of the century under
Theodore Roosevelt and William
Howard Taft.
In later years, court assaults on
big business did not arouse so much
popular interest, though the battle
was renewed intermittently.
The Sugar Institute case was car-
ried to the Supreme Court by 15 of
the largest refiners.

New Plans Of
wpA Will Cuti
'SuW f'sBY 500
Many Branch Offices To
Close; Hold Emergency
Recruiting Is Over
LANSING. Jan. 24.-(MP)-- The
Works Progress Administration
ma-ped, today, the detais for a reor-
ganization of its administrative staff
n Michigan designed to reduce it by
500 employes.
Frederick S. Schouman, adminis-
trative assistant to Harry L. Pierson,
WPA administrator for Michigan, said
the staff would be cut from 1,521 em-
plAoyes to 1,020.
Schouman explained that the emer-
gency work of recruiting WPA em-
ployes is completed, and the personnel
department no longer is needed. It
was headed by James E. Mogan, for-
mer director of the state board of tax
Many branch district offices will
be closed, Schouman said, and in
others the personnel will be reduced
to an engineer and a stenographer.
The re-organization is in line with a
bulletin issued by Harry L. Hopkins,
National WPA director.
The safety division and the projects
and planning division will be merged
into an operations administration.
Louis M. Nims, of Saginaw, former
head of the projects planning divi-
sion, will direct it.
Frank Watters, of Lansing, will
direct the new finance and statistics
division which will replace the former
finance and reports administrations.
The employment division will ab-
sorb the labor management and in-
take and certificates offices. It will
be under the direction of James Bry-
ant, of Battle Creek, who formerly
directed labor management.
Miss Catherin Murray, who for-
merly directed women's projects, will
have charge of a fourth new depart-
ment described as the women's and
professional propects division. It will
include public services such as edu-
cational programs and all women's in-
75 Eggs, 5 Minutes
Flat, Is Kansan' s
Championship Bid
DETROIT, Jan. 24 - (/P) - It
seems that Detroiters were a bit hasty
in proclaiming Marco Bommarito the
egg eating champion of the world.
Bommarito's feat of consuming 61
raw eggs was widely heralded in
these parts as a championship per-
formance but to Emile (Bud) Gil-
lette, of Arcadia, Kans., Bommarito
is only a minor leaguer .
Gillette wrote the following letter
to a Detroit newspaper:
"I claim the raw egg eating cham-
pionship. I read about this fellow
in your city but I eat 36 eggs in 1
minute and 14 seconds, and 51 eggs
in three minutes and I can eat 75
eggs in five minutes. Once after
eating 51 eggs I ate a 75 cent din-
ner and that was just a starter. I
have eaten 11 pounds of bananas at
one sitting, only to get up and eat
three more pounds. I can beat Mr.
Bommarito any time he feels like

New Courses
To Be Given By Mr. James
Plumer From Bequest Of
Charles Freer, '04
Mr. James Marshall Plumer, who
has been appointed Freer Fellow and
Lecturer on Far. Eastern Art, will
give two courses in Far Eastern Art
next semester, Dr. F. E. Robbins an-
nounced yesterday.
The Charles L. Freer award is given!
each year to aid research work for
the Freer Oriental Art Collection now
belonging to the Smithsonian Insti-
tute and for the publication of the
results thereof. The bequest was
given by Mr. Freer, '04, honorary
A.M., of Detroit, and amounted to ap-
proximately $60,000 to the University
for carrying on this work.
Each year the fellow-lecturer is
appointed by the University and
gives two courses in Chinese and
Japanese art, tracing its development
from ancient times to the present as
it is manifested in painting, sculp-
ture, architecture, ceramics, bronze
and jade, and the minor decorative
Mr. Plumer is a graduate of Har-
vard and a native of Massachusetts.
Since 1923 he has been in the service
of the Chinese Government in the
department of Maritime Customs.
Dr. Robbins said that Mr. Plummer
holds three certificates for proficiency
in Chinese language, has traveled ex-
tensively in China andhas a pro-
found knowledge of Chinese art and
Frank H. Simonds
Dies Of Pneumonia
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.-(P)-
Frank H. Simonds, journalist who
predicted the World war with un-
canny accuracy of detail, died at his
home here Thursday of pneumonia.
Simonds' death at the age of 58
ended a 35-year career as newspaper-
man, historian and commentator on
foreign affairs.
Of New England stock, Simonds
was graduated from Harvard in 1900.
He began immediately a newspaper
He was in the Balkans when the
fuse of European disorder began sput-
tering, and it was there he wrote the
editorial prediction of the world con-
flict. A profound student of foreign
affairs, Simonds saw that summer
beyond the Serbian incident and real-
ized what the world might expect
during the next decade. His editorialI
cabled to New York from Greece, was
published July 25, 1914.

Donor To Science

'Frank Murphy
St r eii Mia
.DETROIT, Jan. 24.-UP)-A "Frank
Murphy for governor" boom struck a
snag today in an assertion by the
former Detroit mayor that he feels
his job as high commissioner of the
Philippines is not yet completed.
Charles W. Babcock, a Detroit at-
torney, and a volunteer committee
began the circulation of nomination,
petitions for Murphy yesterday.
In Washington members of the
Michigan congressional delegation
said that Murphy's candidacy would
be "pleasing" both to Michigan mem-
bers of congress and to the national
In Manila, however, Murphy said
that any efforts to inject him into
Michigan politics were not of his
"Michigan is my home," he said,
"and to me it is the first state in
the union. I am ready for any service
in her behalf if needed. In the
Democratic party, however, there are
many leaders well qualified for the
governorship and I cannot believe
that it is necessary to draft me for
the job.

-Associated Press noto-
Without a thought of personal
profit, Dr. Leroy L. Hartman, Co-
lumbia University scientist, has giv-
en free of charge to the dentistry
profession a secret formula he per-
fected that eliminates pain in den-
tal work.
Town's Only Doctor
Let Out Of Prison
HILLSDALE, Mich., Jan. 24. -(UP)
- Dr. E. Calvin Bechtol, only physi-
cian in the village of Montgomery,
resumed his practice Thursday, after
three weeks spent in the county jail,
Dr. Bechtol was sent to jail when
he refused to abide by a court order
to pay the $485 attorney fees con-
tracted by his wife in a divorce suit
which was dismissed. A delegation
of Montgomery residents appealed for
his release, on the grounds that his
detention left the village without
medical service, but the court was
The doctor paid Thursday.

Find New Way Of
ii ulng th w=ool ov tlem-'Ci: ther ei" yf*'r: .
ue't i-city, Itw, iinakig iL act jut i;I-
ferent than normal, according to Dr.
Richard Schneidewind of the depart-
ment of electrical engineering. They
have developed an improved process
to secure an even deposition of chrom-
ium on metals, he said.
Dr. Schneidewind explained that
all electricity, including lightning,
takes the path of least electrical
resistance and naturally tends to
strike high, sharp points. He con-
tinued that in an electroplating bath
most of the current goes to the
bumps and raised places on the metal
surface and a heavy deposition of
chromium occurs there, but nearby
in a hollow place, a coating barely
sufficient to cover the surface is se-
He stated that in his new process
special networks of wire are used
to conduct the current into the de-
pressions and attain an even distribu-
tion of chromium on the metal.
One manufacturer reported his pro-
duction of chromium plated frying
pans could be raised from 65 to 100
an hour because of the advantages
of this new process.


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