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VOL. XLVI No. 91 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1936
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Government Denied Grant
Al Smith, Sorry' For Robinson,
Urges Direct Roosevelt Reply
'Only One Man' To Give
Answer To His Liberty
League Blast, He Says
NEW YORK, Jan. 29. -n) -Al-
Y For Men's Dormitory To fred E. Smith declared today that
Regents Last Fall "there is only one man who should
try to answer" his American Liberty
League address - an open challenge
Chances Are Now to President Roosevelt issued after
Senator Joseph T. Robinson's reply
Considerably Less to the Liberty League address.
Smith said he would make no spe-
No Possibility For State's cific reply to Robinson's address-
which accused him of an about-face
Aid Until Legislature's in politic views and beliefs-but did
Session In 1937 declare:
"Poor Joe - I am sorry for him.
They put him on a tough spot. He
By CLINTON B. CONGER did the best he knew how but it was
Details of the University's unsuc- no answer. As I said in my speech
cessful attempt last fall to obtain at the Liberty League dinner, there is
Federal PWA funds for the construc- only one man who should try to an-
tion of a men's dormitory were made swer me.
public for the first time yesterday "No, I won't make any "reply to
as University officials, headed by what Senator Robinson said, but I will
President Ruthven, discounted the say a few words about my old friend
possibility of construction of such a Joe. I was an unhappy warrior to
building in the immediate future, hear him read off his speech over
"The Regents authorized the mak- which he stumbled so that I felt sure
ing of an application to the Public it was canned and did not come from
Works Administration for a grant of the heart of the Joe Robinson tha
interference with the individual lives
of its citizens.
"Of course I said government
should lend money for relief to the
states that needed it. That is what
the Democratic platform said. That
doesn't keep the American people
from denouncing the creation of the
greatest Federal bureaucracy this
country has ever seen * *
"And as Joe tried to cloud these
issues so he tried to cloud others. And
when he calls the roll of who was
at the Liberty League Dinner, I hap-
pened to see the great Democratic
governor of the State of Maryland,
Albert C. Ritchie; the candidate of
the Democratic Party for the presi-
dency, John W. Davis; the great Dem-
ocratic governor of the State of Mass-
achusetts, Joseph B. Ely; and hun-
dreds of other upstanding leaders of
democracy, northern and southern
alike, who are unlike some of my old
friends who feel forced to give lip
service to the New Deal and seem
unable to put country above party."
5 Calls Keep
Busy All Dayl
President Seeks 2
U. S. Veterans
$246,487 toward the construction of
a men's dormitory, and requested
that the administrative officers of the
University in consultation with the
Board of Directors of the Michigan
Union and other interested parties to
endeavor to work out a plan for fl-/
nancing the additional cost of such
a dormitory should the application
to the PWA be granted," the minutes
"No plan is to be finally adopted
until the same shall have been ap-
proved by the Regents."
According to Shirley W. Smith,
vice-president. and secretary of the
University, who took part in the for-
mulation of the plans, the completed
dormitory would have entailed a cost
of between $550,000 and $650,000, and
would have been operated in con-
junction with the Union.
At a meeting Nov. 1, the Regents
adopted the following resolution upon
the request of Federal authorities
that the application be made by the
University rather than by a subordi-
"Resolved, that Joseph A. Bursley
and Stanley Waltz be and they are
authorized to execute and file an ap-
plication on behalf of the University
of Michigan to the United States of
America for a grant to aid in financ-
ing the construction of a men's dor-
"And be it further resolved, that
Joseph A. Bursley and Stanley Waltz
be and they are hereby authorized
and directed to furnish such infor-
mation as the United States of Amer-
ica through the Federal Emergency
Administration of Public Relief may
reasonably request in connection with
the application which is herein au-
thorized to be fied."
Prospects of obtaining the dormi-
tory by this means, University of-
ficials pointed out, are practically
non-existent at the present moment,
with government men who formerly
were backing the University's appli-
cation losing interest since the time
the application was filed.
Prof. Paul Leidy of the Law School,
a member of the committee in charge,
stated that information from Dean-
emeritus Mortimer E. Cooley, until
recently PWA administrator for
Michigan, indicated the project would
not be approved because the unem-
ployment situation in Ann Arbor was
not sufficiently critical to warrant
Federal expenditures to that extent.
President Ruthven commented
from his room in University Hospital
that there had been no action on
the dormitory question in the past
month or more, suggesting that the
recent flurry of rumors ranging all
the way to a purported $5,000,000
federal appropriation for a compre-
hensive system of men's dormitories
had been occasioned by the release
of the report of the office of the Dean
of Students on the critical shortage
in rooming facilities.
There will be no possibility of a
state appropriation for a dormitory
building program, sae added, until the
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Pilot Killed, Five
Shaken In Crash
DENTON, Texas, Jan. 29.- ()-
A forced landing in a snowstorm fa-
tally injured pilot Ted Kincannon of
American Air Lines today and shook
up his five passengers. The plane,
southbound from Chicago, struck a
I have known.
"Its purpose was to becloud the issue
and while I won't reply to him I want
the issue kept clear. Of course, I said
I was for farm relief - I still am.
In my Omaha speech in 1928, I pro-
posed a constitutional and effective
method. That doesn't keep tbe Amer-
ican people from rising up to protest
against a silly and unconstitutional
"Of course I said that in war-times,
we wrapped up tife Constitution and
went under wartime powers. That
doesn't keep the American people
from demanding obedience to the
Constitution in times of peace.
"Of course I said that I thought
there should be a dictator of Federal
public works with full power * * *
That doesn't keep the American peo-
ple from protesting against Federal
17.2 Degrees Above Zero
While weather forecasts yesterday
predicted a heavy snow-fall for to-
day, the week-old cold wave con-
tinued to yield to slowly rising tem-
In, Ann Arbor, yesterday's maxi-+
mum stood at 17.2 degrees above zero,+
according to the University Observ-
atory Weather Bureau, making the
day the warmest in a week.
The lowest temperature for the pe-
riod from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 7 p.m.
yesterday was 6.8 degrees above and
the average was reported to be 11.5
degrees above for the same period.
Only a trace of snow fell during the
last 24 hours, and the Observatory1
weather bureau estimated a depth of+
2.5 inches of snow at 7 p.m. yester-
On other parts of the state, tem-
peratures continued well below nor-s
mal late yesterday, but sub-zero tem-
peratures were rare. Weather bu-
reaus estimated that the first half+
of January was characterized byj
temperatures which were approxi-
mately six degrees above normal,
while during the last half of the
month temperatures 15 below normal
Damages Estimated At
$5,000 In Drug Store
Local firemen were kept more than
ordinarily busy yesterday answering
calls to five fires. Smoke discovered
in the Calkins-Fletcher Drug Co.
store at the corner of E. Washington
Street and Fourth Avenue by Pa-
trolman Roy E. Richter at 3:20 a.m.
resulted in the first call.
The blaze was confined to the pre-
scription room, smoke and the intense
heat causing considerable damage in
the main part of the store. Gilbert'
W, Fletcher, president and treasurer1
of the company, estimated the dam-
ages to the stock, storeroom and two
plate glass windows which were
cracked to be about $5,000. The store
is fully covered by insurance.
A fire in the basement of the home
of Dean Joseph A. Bursley, 2107 Hill
St. resulted in the second call to the
fire department at six a.m. Only a
box of books and a dresser were de-
stroyed as the blaze was soon ex-
A 'chimney fire at the Kappa Delta
house on 1620 Cambridge road later
in the morning was the cause of the
third call. No serious damage was
An airplane joined forces with the
department late yesterday afternoon.
The flying fireman discovered a roof
fire at the home of H. G. Baker, 1110
Oakland Ave., and circled the house
eight or nine times to notify the oc-
cupants of the imminent danger.
A roomer in the house noticed the
strange action of the plane and soon
found out the cause. Firemen were
immediately summoned and the blaze
was put out.
A call at noon resulted from a fire
in the motor unit of an insulation-in-
stalling apparatus on the back of a
truck. The motor became overheat-
ed while installing the insulation in a
house on Granger Avenue.
OFFICERS ARE ELECTED
Officers for the next year and who
will take office early next semester
were elected yesterday by Sigma Delta
Chi, national professional journalism
The elections were as follows: Mar-
shall D. Shulman, '37, president; Wil-
liam Bergman, '37, vice-president;
Fred DeLano, '37, treasurer; and R.
G. Hershey, '37, secretary.
No Way Of Raising
Indications That Treasury
Will Rely On Borrowing
Are Given In Message
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. - () -
President Roosevelt today asked Con-
gress for $2,249,178,375 to meet ex-
penses of the Bonus Payment Act.
In a letter to Speaker Joseph W.
Byrns the President asked the ap-
! propriation of $2,237,000,000 to es-
tablish an Adjusted Service Certifi-
cate Fund to provide payment of the
face value of the certificates author-
ized under the act passed Monday
over his veto.
There was nothing in the letter
about new taxes to raise the money.
He proposed appropriating $5,500,-
000 for expenses of the Veterans Ad-
ministration and $6,687,35, for ex-
penses of the Treasury in adminis-
trating the law.
The absence of a tax request in-
dicated that for the present, at least,
the Administration would borrow to
meet the cost of the bonus. Since
Mr. Roosevelt has said that the bonds
would not be ready for distribution
until July, the greater part of the
expense will fall in the next fiscal
year, leaving ample time to raise new
funds. Secretary Henry Morgenthau,
Jr., has said that the borrowing
would be "orthodox."
The White House simply announced
the transmission of the letter to the
speaker and made public the amounts
asked of. Congress to carry out the
full payment law.
There was no other comment ex-
cept to say that the President also
had transmitted a letter to the
Speaker from the Budget Bureau
explaining the estimates.
Tax. Issue TO
Members Of Congress Ask
Roosevelt To Dodge Hot
lIssue Until Later
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. - 01) -
A suggestion that President Roose-
velt be strongly advised to postpone
the politically partisan issue of new
taxes until next session - after the
election - today was discussed pri-
vately among influential mmbers of
Chairman Doughton (Dem., N. C.),
of the House Ways and Means Com-
mittee, speaking publicly, told news-
papermen he believed as an indivi-
dual that a lengthy study, aimed at
presentation of a rounded tax bill
next year, was advisable.
Already engaged in an investiga-
tion of the fiscal predicament created
by payment of the bonus and the in-
validation of AAA, the administration
itself gave no sign of whether it would
heed such counsel.
In fact it kept its congressional
lieutenants completely in the dark
as to the trend of its thought and
in addition indicated several weeks,
at least, must elapse before a deci-
sion is reached and made known.
"We're waiting for them to com-
plete their studies," said Chairman
Harrison of the Senate Finance Com-
mittee, a leader in the successful Sen-
ate drive for payment of the bonus.
"We have not been consulted yet
and I don't know what the result
Chairman Milton, in whose com-
mittee such legislation would have
to originate, said likewise that he
could not predict the outcome.
Card For Athletics
Admission to all athletic events
during the second semester will re-
quire the presentation of student
identification cards, it was announced
yesterday by Harry Tillotson, ticket
manager of the athletic association.
Coupon books will not be distribut-
Accused Of Vile
Move In Politics
Hot political blood seems to have
boiled over yesterday on an other-
wise peaceful campus when the Law
School experienced its first outbreak
of strong partisan sentiment.
A window in which was displayed a
poster for the President's Birthday
Ball was smashed by an unknown
person, believed to be, by the owner
of the window, a member of the Lib-
erty League. A state of tension ex-
isted last night in the Quadrangle, as
a series of revelations to the effect
that a number of law students are
receiving propaganda from the Du-
Ponts, and have in their possession
at least nine cents worth of pamph-
lets from Liberty League headquart-
ers, shocked the student body.
The poster is back in its window in
section L, and the student who lives
in the first floor room, and has so
valiantly defied the forces of anarchy
will have to pay for the breakage,
thus making it impossible for him to
attend The Ball.
He feels that the poster was "too
much temptation for' some ice-ball
thrower who took Al Smith serious-
Prof. Scott To
Go Abroad For
Historian To Do Research
Work In Preparation For
Writing Of New Book
Prof. S. Morley Scott of the history
department will spend next semester
in England making investigations in
preparation for a book about the laws
in the province of Quebec in the 18th
While there Professor Scott will
represent the University at the fourth
quinquennial Anglo-American Con-
ference of Historians, meeting during
the week beginning July 6 in London.
Professor Scott will conduct his
study on a Social Science Research
Council grant. He will work at the
public record office in London and
the British Museum.
Egbert Isbell, who received his L.
L.B. and Ph.D. in history at the Uni-
versity, will take over Professor
Scott's courses during his absence.
Dr. Isbell is at present assistant edi-
tor of the Michigan Law Review.
Professor Scott's decision to attend
the historical association's meeting
has been forwarded in response to
an invitation from the vice-chancel-
lor of the University of London.
Is Dead InOntario
Word has been received here that
Frederick William Schaefer, Jr., a
former instructor in the Greek de-
partment, died yesterday in the Queen
Elizabeth Sanitorium at London, On-
tario. He had been a patient for
the last two years.
, Schaefer graduated from Williams
College in 1929. Following his grad-
uation he spent a year studying in
Greece and had taught in several
other universities. He was 29 years
old when he died.
Frederick William Schaefer, Sr., his
father, is the only survivor. Funeral
services will be held in New York
New Bank President
RUDOLPTI E. REICHERT
Head Of Local
State Bank Commissioner
Tenders Resignation To
Rudolph E. Reichert, State bank-
ing commissioner and long active in
Ann Arbor banking circles, will be-
come president of the recently formed
Ann Arbor Savings and Commercial
Bank, a combination of the Ann Ar-
bor Savings, Farmers' and Mechan-
ics' and State Savings Banks, it was'
He was offered the position by the
boards of directors of the three merg-
ing banks upon recommendation of
the presidents acting as an executive
committee commissioned to carry out
the details of organization. Tender-
ing his resignation as commissioner
immediately upon receipt of the in-
vitation, Reichert received the high-
est praise from Governor Frank D.
"No man in public life in Michigan
has done more or served better in his
official position than Mr. Reichert,"
he said. "I know what he went
through, particularly during the
banking holiday and the reorganiza-
tion period, for I served on the bank-
ing committee as Secretary of State.
Mr. Reichert worked day and night.
He is a true public officer, evermind-
ful of his duties, and I am proud that
he served with me."
Reichert has been state banking
commissioner since Jan. 21, 1927, be-
ing appointed at that time by former
Gov. Fred Green. He has served in
that capacity continuously since that
time under Wilbur M. Brucker, Wil-
liam A. Comstock and the incum-
bent, Governor Fitzgerald. His du-
ties assumed great importance in
February, 1933, when Michigan led
the other states of the Union in de-
claring a banking holiday. The an-
nual report from his office, dated
Jan. 1, 1936, predicting that Michi-
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Kansas G.O.P. Offers Him
For President, But He
'Hal f-Baked' Laws
Return To Prosperity Is
Delayed By New Del,
'Favorite Son' Says
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 29. - (A1)-
Gov. Alf. M. Landon assailed "po-
litical wasters" of the New Deal and
called for "better housekeeping" in
the national government tonight to
the cheers of Kansas Republicans
who formally offered him to the coun-
try for president.
In the first public exposition of his
views on national issues, Landon con-
demned "half-baked" legislation,
maladministration, and the danger-
ous short-cut to permanent change
attempted in the name of emergency.
His address at a Kansas Day Re-
publican rally, climaxing the 75th an-
niversary of the state's admission to
the Union, was broadcast nationally.
Endorsed. by the Republican state
central committee - insuring him of
18 delegates from his home state
pledged to vote for his nomination
for president in Cleveland in June -
and urged by resolution of the Kansas
Day club to allow use of his na.me as
a candidate, Landon smilingly avoid-
ed committing himself.
No Candidacies Mentioned
He made no mention of the can-
didacies in his speech.
"I greatly appreciate the expres-
sion of those who know me best," he
commented on the endorsement of the
A "thank you" was his only reply
during the ceremonies to many party
workers who greeted him as "the next
Governor Landon asserted New.
Dealmismanagement and waste "are
delaying the return to prosperity" and
detailed his views on government
spending, relief, the farm problem,-
and other major issues.
Accompanied to the dinner by Mrs.
Landon and' his daughter, Peggy
Anne, the governor was introduced
to the' crowd of more than 2,500
men and women from Kansas and
other states by John D. M Hamilton,
Kansas national committeeman.
Dictator, Says Knox
CLEVELAND, Jan. 29. - (P) -
Col. Frank Knox, prominently men-
tioned as a Republican candidate for
president, asserted tonight the Amer-
ican people would decide in the No-
vember election between "becoming
vassals to a dictator in the guise of a
Democratic president or remaining
free citizens of a free republic."
The Chicago publisher, in a speech
prepared for delivery before a Mc-
Kinley Day dinner of the Cleveland
Tippecanoe Club, drew sharp distinc-
tions between what he termed a
"socialistic New Deal party" and the
He described the Supreme Court
as "the one remaining American body
"In the months intervening be-
tween now and the national elec-
tions in November," Knox said, "the
American people will have to decide
themselves between becoming vassals
to a dictator in the guise of a Demo-
cratic president or remaining free
citizens of a free republic.
No Middle Ground
"There is no middle ground. There
is no other choice, we shall continue
as a free nation or we shall become
a nation with government inrcom-
plete control of people's daily lives,
their savings, and of their occupa-
"It cannot be otherwise. A coer-
cive system cannot be grated upon a
voluntary system. We saw that in
the NRA. We saw it again in the
AAA. We have seen, too, how the
Supreme Court - the one remaining
American body in Washington -
threw out these acts as unconstitu-
Knox said the nation is facing
something that is not an American
form of government. "The American
nDonni hae notnfa r , ,rrmm
Gov. Landon Hits
In Presidency Bid
Blow-Up Follows Navy Band
Walkout On Patriotic Women
Democrat Angell's Classroom
Challenge May Be Boomerang
A challenge made by Prof. Robert
C. Angell, candidate for the Demo-
cratic nomination for supervisor of
the sixth ward, to his Sociology 51
class last Tuesday may have em-
In discussing the sociological as-
pects of public opinion, Professor An-
gell made the statement that the
younger generation, and more es-
pecially, the University student,
should take a more active part in
politics. What he did not realize was
that Francis J. Conlin, '36, a member
of his class and a duly elected con-
stable from the sixth ward, would
take his suggestion literally. Con-
lin has been a resident of Ann Arbor
land for the Republican nomination.
The winner of the Republican nom-
ination in the primaries will oppose
ProfessorAAngell in the regular elec-
tions in April.
Conlin's young brother, Charles
Arthur Conlin, '38, entertains decid-
edly different political views than
Francis. He will seek the Demo-
cratic nomination for his brother's
present position. The spring primary
elections on March 2 should prove
extremely interesting with both Con-
hins expressing themselves as con-
fident of making a good showing.
Other University officials running
for nominations in the spring pri-
maries are not as divided as the Con-
lin brothers in their political views.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. - (A) -
A political storm thundered over the
capital today in the wake of a Navy-
Marine walkout on the Women's Pa-
triotic Conference on National De-
Republican Leader Bertrand H.
Snell on the House floor slashed at
the action of the Marine Band, which
left last night's dinner without hav-
ing played a single number, and at
the cancellation of speeches by one
Marine and two Naval officers.
His attack followed a few min-
utes after Navy Secretary Claude A.
Swanson, at a press conference, ex-
pressed full approval of the officers'
cancellation as proper resentment of
an attack on their commander-in-
chief, Bainbridge Colby, former sec-
retary of state, in a speech to the
"representing some 500,000 leading
patriotic women of America interest-
ed in maintaining national defense
and American institutions," and
"only because these women had the
temerity to listen to an outstanding
address on the Constitution by Bain-
bridge Colby." He said that the band
was paid with the taxpayers' money.
"Is this a forerunner of what Mr.
Farley has said would be the dirt-
iest campaign in history?" demand-
ed the Republican leader.
"It certainly looks like it. I won-
der if the time has come when free
speech, freedom of the press and
freedom of assemblage are going to be
suppressed. To ne this smacks of
Chairman John F. O'Connor, of
the Rules Committee, a Democrat,
asked Snell whether he remembered