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'the Weather
Snow flurries, somewhat
colder in northeast today; to-
morrow cloudy, rising tem-
perature, snow.


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Radio Programs
See Page Two for Tonight's
Radio Programs.



Review For
Kidnap Case
Is Ordered
Lindbergh Case Reopens
By Order Of Hoffman;
Evidence Incomplete
Insists Hauptmann
Had Accomplices
Governor Reviews Points
Of Case In Doubt; Hauck
Opposes Action
TRENTON, N. J., Jan. 30. - (P) --
Gov. Harold G. Hoffman ordered the
New Jersey State Police today to re-
open their investigation of the kidnap
slaying of the Lindbergh baby.
The Chief Executive, who defied
threats of impeachment two weeks
ago after granting Bruno Richard
Hauptmann a thirty-day reprieve
which saved him from execution Jan.
17, wrote to Col. H. Norman Schwarz-
kopf, superintendent of the state po-
lice that Hauptmann's fate is "almost
the least important feature of this
"We cannot accept any solution,
that even by inference, is less than
complete," he wrote, adding that
there is "abundant evidence that
other persons participated in the
Claims Incontrovertible Proof
In support of his belief, the gover-
nor attached to the letter a state-
ment setting forth what he called "in-
controvertible proof."
He pointed to Col. Charles A. Lind-
bergh's own statements that he had
seen another man besides the "John"
who collected the $50,000 ransom at
St. Raymond's Cemetery, the Bronx,
when the money was paid.
He dealt also with Dr. John F.
Condon's recent magazine articles in
which he said he heard the voice of a
second man over the phone the night
he first made communication with
the kidnaper.
Prosecutor Anthony M. Hauck, Jr.,
of Hunterdon County, where the trial
was held, reiterated his conviction
that Hauptmann was the only one in-
volved "so far as the proofs go."
Outlines Questions
Other points in the investigation,
held important by the Governor and
emphasized by him in his statement
to Schwarzkopf were:
1-That Schwarzkopf, himself, at
the time Violet Sharpe, maid in the
Morrow home committed suicide in
June, 1932, released a statement say-
ing "he felt her death went a long
way toward indicating a solution of
the crime."
2-That it "seems impossible to be-
lieve" the Lindbergh baby's thumb-
guard lay in the road of the Lind-
bergh estate for a month before it was
found by Betty Gow, the baby's nurse.
3-That John Hughes Curtis, Nor-
folk, Va., shipbuilder, was convicted
not of perpetrating a hoax on the
Lindberghs, but of having had actual
contact with kidnapers.
Conlin Withdraws
Fron Ward 6 Race
Francis J. Conlin, '36, who was to
have run for the Republican nomina-
tion for supervisor from the Sixth
Ward, yesterday withdrew his appli-
cation to the City Clerk to partici-
pate in the March primary elections.
In so doing, he also withdrew cam-
pus interest from the primaries.
If Conlin had remained in the

race and won the Republican nomina-
tion, his opponent in the regular
spring elections would have been
Prof. Robert C. Angell, his instructor
in Sociology 51. The point of all
this is that last Tuesday Professor
Angell told his class that the younger
generation, and more especially Uni-
versity students, should take a more
active interest in politics.
Though Conlin has withdrawn from
the campaign, he will continue to
support the Republican ticket, and
will do all in his power to effect the
election of Leland T. Strickland, the
other candidate for the Republican
nomination for supervisor from the
Sixth Ward. Conlin made clear last
night that he withdrew in favor of
Strickland and not in favor of Pro-
fessor Angell.
Prof. Tracy Breaks
Leg In Fall On Ice

Cost Of Last War
Reaches 45 Billions
By Bonus Payment
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. -()
Treasury officials figured today that
payment of the soldier bonus will
bring the cost of the World War to
the American government to about
They conceded, however, that the
cost would not stop there. Ever since
1921 the continuing cost interest
on Liberty Bnds, veterans compen-
sation and the like --has been run
ning about $1,000,000,000 a year.
Hostilities on the German western
front ceased on Nov. 11, 1918, but it-
wasn't until July 2, 1921, that the
then president --- Warren G. Harding
- declared the war at end.
Oil that date government statisti-
cians added up the expense sheet and
placed the actual money cost to the
United States at $25,729,000,000.
By 1930 revised figures placed the
total cost of the war at $37,873,908,-
By 1934 when the total cost had
risen to $41,765,000,000, the veterans'
administration had spent $6,391,000,-
000 and the treasury had paid out $9,-
557,000,000 in interest on the war
At the end of June, 1935, treasury
officials figured the total cost had
jumped to $42,900,000,000. Now they
say immediate payment of the bonus
will bring that figure to $45,200,000,-
Chief Executive
IVoices Thanks
To Celebrants
Roosevelt Calls For United
National Effort In Fight
On InfantileParalysis
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. - () -
Calling for a coordinated national ef-
fort in the fight against infantile
paralysis, President Roosevelt, on the
occasion of his 54th birthday, tonight
spoke his appreciation of the thous-
ands of celebrations to raise funds for
this end.
Interrupting near midnight his own
anniversary party with his "old gang"
at the White House, the President de-
livered a brief radio address. His
words were carried to what officials
estimated were 6,000 birthday balls
at which 5,000,000 men and women
danced from coast from coast.
rThese parties were reaching their
height, Mrs. Roosevelt was complet-
ing her round of the six separate cel-
ebrations here when the executive,
sitting in his study, bespoke aid for,
and coordination among those bear-
ing "the brunt of caring for several
hundred thousands of the afflicted."
"No single . agency," he said,
"whether it be the doctors, the hos-
pitals, the research laboratories, can
cope individually with this great
problem - we can do it only by join-
ing our efforts."
Then, after "rededicating" the
Warm Springs Foundation in Geor-
gia "to the task which lies ahead,"
he concluded:
"You have made me very happy-
more happy than I can express in
words. Though I cannot be with
you, I want each and every one of
you to know and, feel that I deeply
and sincerely appreciate all that you
have done for the cause-all of the
inspiration you have applied to it.
"To several hundred thousand vic-
tims of infantile paralysis I send very
personal greetings, especially to the
youngsters among them whose lives

lie ahead of them. It is in their be- 1
half that I thank you once more."
Council Discusses

Money Spent
By Rackham
Fund Shown

Gov. Landon
Praised By

Senate Committee Gives
Approval On New Code
Of Fraternity Reti


ustees' Report Reveals Party Leaders Laud Views!
495,000 Of Fund Went Of Kansan Governor On
or Education National Affairs
5,00) Is Given Regarded By Some
For Study Of Atom As Middle-Grounder


Half Of Entire Fund Given
To Construction Of New
Graduate School
Of the $959,380 income for 1935
from the Horace H. Rackham Fund,
$495,000 was given to the University
to buy an additional block on which
it is planned to place the Graduate
School, the annual trustees' report
filed in Probate Court of Detroit re-
More than 60 per cent of the total
income went for educational pur-
poses, and 12 per cent, or '$116,000,
was given for scientific research. Ap-
propriations to charity totaled $76,-
289, and other benevolent gifts to-
taled $124,915, according to the re-
Salaries for the administration of-
ficers of the fund were $66,000 or
slightly less than seven per cent of
the income.
The largest scientific grants of
$25,000 each were given to the Uni-
versity, to carry on atomic nucleus
work here, and to support the Uni-
versity expeditions in Egypt. Other
grants to the University were: $20,000
to build a tower for taking motion
pictures of the stars; $12,000 to study
the Michigan tax problems, and
$10,000 for American Indian archeol-
ogical research.
The total amount of money left by
the late Horace H. Rackham was ap-
proximately $12,000,000 which was to
be distributed for "the benefit of hu-
manity." Half of this amount will be
given to the University for the Rack-
ham School of Graduate Studies and
for other research purposes.
Fellowships To Be
Given ForReligion
Announcement of several fellow-
ships by the National Council on re-
ligion in higher education was made
yesterday by Dr. Edward W. Blake-
man, counselor in religious education.
The purpose of these fellowships,
according to the Council's folder en-
titled "A Religious Motive in Educa-
tion" is to provide those who are
going into higher education an in-
sight into religious teachings and
the possibilities that religion can
play in teaching.
The stipend this year will be about
$500. All persons who are seniors
or graduate students are eligible. I
Everyone interested should see Dr.
Blakeman or Prof. Howard McCluskyj
of the education school immediate-
ly, since applications must be filed on
or before Feb. 1.1
MT. CLEMENS, Jan. 30. - (TP)-
Officials have announced that all
power boats operating on Lake St.
Clair and in Clinton River must be
registered with the Detroit customs
office in conformity with Federal leg-
islation enacted last year.

DIemocrats Profess Not To
Be Worried By Setup
In Republican Camp
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. -(W) -
Governor Landon of Kansas was
generally believed in the capital to-
night to be embarking on a middle-
of-the-road course in quest of the
Republican presidential nomination.
Praise of his position on national
affairs by eastern organization lead-
ers in the party reported a significant
aftermath to his Topeka speech.
In contrast to their hostility toward
Senator Borah of Idaho, one after
another spoke highly of the Kansan.
Greater organization on his behalf,,
possibly to the extent of contesting'
with Borah for delegates in pivotal
states, was expected to be encouraged.
Troubled by factionalism them-
selves, Democrats professed no wor-
ry. "All canned stuff," was the way
Senator Harrison of Mississippi dis-
missed the Landon case against the
'Trying To Be Conservative'
"He is trying to be conservative,"
commented Representative O'Connor
of New York. "He started out as a
liberal from the wheat fields and it
looks now as if he is making a play
for Wall Street."
Many in the administration were
more immediately concerned over
where the position of Alfred E.
Smith and Governor Talmadge of
Georgia might leave the party in the
campaign. Pending developments,
speculation over the possibility be- I
tween them to disrupt the Philadel-
phia convention continued.
Some weeks seemed likely to elapse
before Smith's intentions become
clarified. Talmadge, at Atlanta, an-
nounced plans for four February
speeches, taking him to Baltimore,
Springfield, Ill., Madisonville, Ky.,
and Peoria, Ill. He remained silent
on whether he would seek delegates
pledged to himself, but predicted
again that President Roosevelt would
not be renominated.
May Act Against Talmadge 1
Secretary Ickes, attacked along'
with the President in the Talmadge
speech at Macon yesterday, broached
the possibility of moving against him
legally for alleged violation of an
agreement on a public works con-
tract. He told reporters the "Tal-
madge word is not good," and "he has
the effrontery to stand up before an
audience that is looking for a truth-
ful man to act as president and say
what he did."
Harry L. Hopkins, relief chief, fol-
'Dwed this up almost immediately
with disclosure that he had turned
over to the United States attorneys
at Atlanta evidence of alleged misuse
of relief funds by "some of Tal-
madge's political cheaters."
Money intended to relieve suffer-
ing, he said, has been used "to mail
out letters" of the state Democratic
organization controlled by the Gov-

Horatio Abbott
Denies Rumors
Of Losing Post
Rep. Brown Is Reported
In Line For Democratic
National Committee Job
Horatio J. Abbott flatly denied
knowledge last night of reports from
Washington that he is to be ousted
from his post as Democratic National
Committeeman from Michigan and
replaced by Rep. Prentiss Brown of
St. Ignace.
The rumors from the national cap-
ital said that Brown would take over
Abbott's place as leader of the Dem-
ocratic party here and become full-
fledged boss with complete powers of
patronage distribution in order to
iron out the "mess" that the state
organization is alleged to be in. Not
only is the President reported to be
opposed to Abbott's continuance as
state party leader, but Postmaster-
General James A. Farley, national
party boss and chairman of the na-
tional committee, as well as Frank
Murphy are supposed to have turned
against him.
The basis of these reports, Abbott
charged, is "meddling from outside"
by his opponents in Washington. He
said flatly that he took no stock in
Bluntly and tersely he told The
Daily, in answer to the Washington
"I don't think that is so. You can
say that I expect to be reelected Dem-
ocratic National Committeeman. I
don't believe that Prentiss Brown is
a candidate for National Committee-
man. We are old friends. If it is
true, he was prompted by meddlers
from outside, who are trying to stir
things up."
The mix-up in the Michigan Demo-
cratic organization dates almost
from the time that Abbott took the
job as Mr. Farley's patronage dis-
tributor, because the state has no
Democratic senator. Abbott picked
for himself one of the best plums on
the list -that of collector of internal
revenue. This caused state-wide dis-
sent among Democrats, and eventual-
,Continued on Page 2)
Italy's Defense
Is Strengthened
By New forces
50,000 Workmen Are Sent
To Africa To Aid In
Rainy Season Warfare
ROME, Jan. 30. - (/P)--Benito
Mussolini and his cabinet forged a
more ironclad internal defense for
Italy today, creating a new Alpine di-
vision for the Fascist kingdom moun-
tain frontier and revamping the high
command of the Caribinieri, or na-
tional police.
Il Duce also told his ministers that
50,000 additional workmen, en route
to east Africa, would permit all serv-
ices in the Italo-Ethiopian war zone,
to function, even during the rains
which will begin in the spring.
New bombings, south of Makale,
on the northern front and at Daga
Medo on the southern front, were re-
ported in a communique from Mar-
shal Pietro Badoglio, high commander
in Ethiopia. Badoglio also wirelessed
that "many chiefs and lesser chief-
tains" were included in the 5,000

Ethiopian casualties which he has
claimed in recent engagements in the
The cabinet council, first of a series
of significant Fascist conferences this
week and next week, approved a va-
riety *of financial and other measures,
some recalling World War procedure.
But the ministry did not pass on
what all financial circles now are dis-
cussing: a projected capital levy con-

Canned Republican
Applause Cheers
Roosevelt's Talks
One of the greatest services that
the Republicans have ever rendered
President Roosevelt, beside, as one
critic comments, "running former
President Hoover against him," is to
applaud his radio speeches, Prof.
Waldo Abbot, director of the Broad-
casting Service, revealed yesterday.
The applause and acclamation
which one hears over the radio, Pro-
fessor Abbot declared, is probablyr
that which greeted Ex-president
Hoover when he gave a speech in
Tennessee during his term of office.
This was recorded on equipment
similar to that which has recentlyl
been installed in Morris Hall. Pro-,
fessor Abbot explained, and the re-
sulting records is one of the most
successful attempts to record natural1
applause. Thus, he said, the ap-
plause which ends one of President
Roosevelt's addresses is probably
really given by the Republicans, and
not the Democrats.
Hitler Warns
Potential Foes
Of Nazi Power
Der Fuehrer peaks On
Third Anniversary Of.
His Chancellorship
BERLIN, Jan. 30..-(A)-Adolf
Hitler, standing bareheaded in the
raw breeze to review his three years
of rule, warned potential enemies
today, "we are no longer defenseless
helots but self-confident World cit-
"We can review the past proudly,
but our goal is not yet reached," said
Hitler, on the third anniversary of
his chancellorship. "Fighting and
sacrifice remain before us.
"We seek peace because we love
it, but we insist on our honor because
we do not live without it.
"Whoever believes he can deal with
us as slaves will find we are the most
obstinate people imaginable."
Drawn up rigidly before the Reichs-
fuehrer as he spoke from the steps
of the old museum on the edge of
the Lustgarten were 26,000 of his
storm troops, many of them now
graying. His words carried clearly.
Sounding boards echoed his 25-
minute review of Nazi accomplish-
ments to other thousands on the
Unter den Linden, and radios carried
it to listeners throughout the nation.
Referring to a rearmament pro-
gram, which involved breaking of the
Versailles treaty, last spring, Hitler
said: "Whoever opposes us now does
it not because we are Naxis but be-
cause we restored military indepen-
dence to Germany."
After his speech Hitler remained
while the throng was fed from field
kitchens. Storm troopers, here from
throughout Germany, marched past
the Chancellor tonight in a torch-
light parade, just as they did in the
early morning of Jan. 31, 1933.
Der Fuehrer said the Nazi goal of
unity and unanimity would be
reached in 100 years.
Flash! Sir Francis
Drake Pronounced
Dead By U.S. Judge
CHICAGO, Jan. 30.- (IP)-Di-
rected verdicts of acquittal were or-

dered by Federal Judge Philip L.
Sullivan today for 12 of the 20 re-
maining defendants in the Sir Fran-
cis Drake mail fraud trial.
"Sir Francis Drake is dead," Judge
Sullivan t6ld the dozen men to whom
he granted freedom. "There never
was a goose that laid a golden egg.
Go home and save your money, and
don't try to revive him."
The acquittals came immediately
after defense pleas for directed ver-
dicts. Those cleared of using the

President Of Each House
Expected To Report All
Infractions Of Rules
Bursley Commends
Council's Attitude
'House President' Clause
May Determine Efficacy
Of Student Government
The Interfraternity Council's re-
vised code of regulations concerning
fraternity social functions was unani-
mously approved yesterday by the
Senate Committee on Student Affairs.
This revised code - a move on the
part of the Council to further student
self-government - does not "relieve
the University of its obligations nor
cancel its responsibilities in regard
to the conduct of student affairs,"
Dean Joseph A. Bursley, chairman of
the senate committee, said last night.
Dean Bursley commended the
Council "for its willingness to as-
sist in the maintenance of proper
standards of conduct" and predict-
ed the action "will prove very helpful
As approved by the Senate Commit-
tee, the rules which go into immediate
effect differ slightly from the code
adopted by the Interfraternity Coun-
cil at a meeting two weeks ago when
The complete text of the new Inter-
fraternity Council code of regulations
on fraternity'social conduct will be
found in the Daily Official Bulletin on
page four.
they substituted a more liberal set
of regulations for the pamphlet of
rules issued by the J-Hop Commit-
The revised code was drawn up by
the executive committee of the Coun-
cil at a special meeting early this
week. The most important alteration
in the regulations passed by the en-
tire Council is in Article III relating
to "the presence of intoxicating liq-
uors in a fraternity house."
The original "ungentlemanly con-
duct" clause which provides discipli-
nary action by the executive commit-
tee of the Council. for "any ungentle-
manly conduct, on the part of mem-
bers or guests, either insthe chapter
house or on the premises, due to the
use of intoxicating liquor or due to
any other reason" has been supple-
mented by two further clauses provid-
(1) That the Council "disapproves
of the presence of intoxicating liquors
in a fraternity house and endorses
the opinion of the University 'that
the use of intoxicating liquor within
a fraternity house has a tendency to
impair the morale of the organization
and is contrary to the best interests
of the fraternity itself and the Uni-
(2) That "ungentlemanly con-
duct" shall be reported by the fra-
ternity president within 24 hours and
1 the executive committee shall there-
upon investigate the case and take
any necessary disciplinary action.
The clause placing the obligation
with house presidents for reporting
(Continued on Page 2)
New Cold Spell
'Is Predicted
For Ann Arbor
No Relief In Sight; Snow
And Sub-Zero Mercury
Forecast For Today
Ann Arbor faces a new and severe
cold wave after a brief respite from

a week of sub and near zero temper-
atures, yesterday's weather forecasts
Yesterday's temperature fell off
sharply from the slight gains which
were made in the last two days. A
minimum temperature of 2.2 degrees
above zero and a maximum of 13.2
degrees above for the period from 7
p.m. Wednesday to 7 p.m. yesterday
was reported by the University Ob-
servatory Weather Bureau.


Ann Arbor Water

Members of the Common Council!
heard Robert L. McNamee, '17E, dis-I
cuss a report made by the engineer-,
ing firm of Shoecraft, Drury and Mc-l
Namee on the ground water resources
for the public water supply of Ann
Arbor in a special meeting last night
at the City Hall.
In discussing the report, McNamee
stated that the present city water sta-
tions are being operated too heavily.
He recommended the development of
new sources in the underflows of the
Honey Creek basin, west of Ann Ar-
bor, to reduce the load on these sta-
tions so that they could be operated
more efficiently and economically.
According to the report, the esti-
mated cost of expanding the present
water system would be $257,821,


Michigan Radio Station Found
To Create Desire For Learning
A conclusion that the University them to hear these valuable pro-
radio programs inspire further study grams."
upon the part of listeners and a de- Many letters are received also from
upntepr{f itnr n listeners outside of the state. Quite
sire in them to gain further educa- a few comments are made by Ontario
tion is drawn from letters received fans, as well as by those from states
recently by Prof. Waldo Abbot, direc- surrounding Michigan. The Univer-
tor of the Broadcasting Service. sity of the Philippines and the De-
partment of Education at Porto Rico
Not only are there nearly 500 have both inquired during the current
schools in the state receiving these year concerning the methods used at
programs in their class rooms, but the University.
also a vast number of adults must be The programs prepared and broad-
listening in, as is shown from the cast by the students in Speech 137
500 or 600 letters received each week and 151 come in for much praise by
at Morris Hall. listeners. These programs contain
The tone of many of these letters is skits on student life. The deep in-
shown in the comment of one lis- terest that the Michigan citizens
tener that she depends partially upon have in the University is revealed in
these broadcasts for information and one listener's comment, "The pro-
her further education. Another fan grams telling so ably of the college
writes, "I cannot express my appre- and campus life and the wonderful
ciation of this wonderful opportunity advantages to be had there make one
afforded small town people to visit wish we had had such opportunities,
the world." but we are thankful that so many
That educators think highly of the of the youth of today can and do

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