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April 01, 1936 - Image 6

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Hauptmann Is
Saved By Last
Minute Action
Kimberling Complies With
Grand Jury To Approve
Execution Reprieve
48 Hours Granted
Jury Reported Examining
New Angles On Murder
Of Lindbergh Baby
(Continued from Page
this statement to Attorney General
David T. Wilentz, chief of the prose-
cution staff at the Flemington trial:
'"Mr. Wilentz, with my dying breath,
I swear by God, that you convicted
an innocent man."
The letter was made public by the
governor's office two hours after the
execution had been postponed.
The decision of Justice Trenchard
reached after an hour and 20 minutes
of argument by Fisher and Wilentz,
left Hauptmann virtually without
hope, although he had consistently
said, while protesting his "innocence,"
that "something will happen" to save
Few persons, who had followed the
case through all its legal phases,
believed the Bronx carpenter had a
It Zied's Pardon Ironical
It 'was even remarked ironically
that he seemed doomed to be deprived
of a few extra minutes of life by the
fact that Charles Zied, who was to
have preceded him to the chair, re-
ceived a 30-day reprieve from Gover-
nor Hoffman later in the afternoon.
That meant that Hauptmann would
march alone and probably on the
stroke of 8 p.m. into the death cham-
He had wept bitterly in the morn-
ing. He had refused food. From
Fisher he received some consolation,
and from his spiritual adviser, the
Rev. John Matthiesen, and from a
former spiritual comforter, the Rev.
D. G. Werner, he had received further
His wife had written him a note:
"I love you and I will always love
you. I will continue to hope and
you must, too."
But neither actually hoped for
much. Mrs. Hauptmann had bought
herself a mourning veil in the after-
Wife May Visit Him
But she looked forward late to-
night to another visit with her hus-
band tomorrow. She asked Fisher if
she might see Hauptmann. Fisher
said he assumed so since only on the
last day -now set for Thursday -
do prison regulations forbid a visit.
Even any action the grand jury,
suddenly convened to consider the
Wendel case, might take seemed re-
mote, although Col. Kimberling had
announced he would halt tonight's ex-
cution should an indictment be re-
The grand jury- remained in session
long after its action had saved Haupt-
Fisher said he told Hauptmann only
in ageneral way about the reason for
the 48-hour delay and about the Wen-
del case.
Governor Hoffman, through his
press aide, William S. Conklin, was
quick to disclaim any connection with
the grand jury's action.
Wilentz Non-Committal
Neither Attorney General Wilentz,
nor Prosecutor Anthony M. Hauck, Jr.,
of Hunterdon County, (Flemington),
Hauptmann's prosecutors, would make

any immediate comment. Both have
fought vigorously to sent Hauptmann
to the chair.
"My writing is not for fear of los-
ing my life," Hauptmann wrote the
governor. "This is in the hands of
God, it is his will. I will go gladly,
it means the end of my tremendous
suffering. Only in thinking of my
dear wife and my little boy, that is
breaking my heart."
All day the atmosphere, of tense-
ness, presaging death behind the3
brown prison walls, had hung over the
neighborhood. As twilight came knots
of persons gathered at the roped off
sections of the street.
Squads of state troopers, prison
guards and city police patrolled the
streets. Only persons with passes
were admitted to the street facing the
When night fell searchlights shone
from the guard towers on the walls.
Prisoners, dark against the light of
their cells, could be seen from tho
street, and their voices came down to
thos~e who waited, a confusion of
When at
Calkins - Fletcher
On State and
Packard -

Bruno Face To Face With Death In Trenton Prison

-Associated Press Photo.
In the New Jersey State Prison at Trenton, Bruno Richard Hauptmann again came face to face with
the electric chair, where he is to be executed for the kidnaping and slaying of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. This
airview is the most rccent picture of the somber penitentiary.

In Industry' Is
TopicOf Lind
Manager Of Tool Builders
Association Will Talk
Herman H. Lind, general manager
of the National Machine Tool Build-
ers' Association, Cleveland, O., will
speak on "Mechanization in Indus-
try" at 7:30 p.m. today in the Union
before a combined meeting of' five
engineering college societies.
The five societies under whose
sponsorship he will speak are the
American Society of Mechanical En-
gineers, the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers, the American
Society of Civil Engineers, the Aero
branch of the A.S.M.E., and the
American Institute of Electrical En-
An invitation to the student body
t.: attend was extended by John Cra-
iner, '36, president of the A.S.NLE.
Mr. Lind is a frequent contributor
to "Mechanical Engineering," the
monthly publication of the A.S.M.E.,
and other trade journals.
He cooperated with Dean Dexter S.
iimball of the Cornell engineering
college and Joseph McKee, director
of the Greater New York Forum on
Character Building, in a discussion
en;ied "Youth and the Machine
Ave" delivered over the National
Broadcasting System on Feb. 3 of this,
Mr. Lind will be entertained before
the meeting at dinner in the Union.

Name Of Huron River Derived
From Huron Indian Reservation

McClusky Speaks
To Law Enforcers
iContinued from Page 1)
a sort of "big brother" influence over
Following a crime the boys in-
volved are sent to a "crime hospital"
for diagnosis and cure, and are
brought into court only as a last re-
Prof. E. Blythe Stason of the Law
School opened the morning session
of the Institute with a talk on "The
Power of the Police to Make Traffic
Regulations." He pointed out that
such power has often been delegated
in Michigan as well as in other states
to local or state administrative of-
ficials without challenge, although of
doubtful legality, remarking that
"there is always a difference between
legal theory and practice."
He suggested that such exceptions
be allowed to pass or authorized
where practicability demanded, such
as in the creation of stop streets
or establishment of speed limits.
In the afternoon session of the In-
stitute Floyd Loomis, former as-
sistant Detroit prosecutor, spoke on
"The Evidence a Prosecutor Needs
from the Police," and C. W. Patter-
son, chief of police for the Ann Ar-
bor Railroad, discussed "Railway Po-
lice Problems and Their Solution."
The speeches today for the third
day of the four-day session include
"Evidence in Homicide Cases," which
is to be given at 10 a.m. by Inspec-
tor John Navarre, of the Detroit Po-
lice Department, and "Obtaining
Evidence in a Way to Make it Us-
able," which will be given at 3 p.m.
by Prof. John E. Tracy, of the Law
School. Both addresses will be given
in the east amphitheatre of the West
Medical Building.
California Retains
Enforced R.O.T.C.
BERKELEY, Calif., March 31. -
In spite of a two-to-one student vote
against compulsory military train-
ing, and in spite of a petition bearing
the signatures of three thousand
mothers, the Board of Regents de-
cided to retain the enforced R.O.T.C.
on the campuses of the University of

(Continued from Page 4)
paitment, in a talk on the subject of
"National Defense" at 7:30 p.m.,
Michigan Union. The talk will be
followed by a colloquium on the
subject of "The Threat of War and
What the Student Can do about it."
The student body is invited to at-
Coming Events
Zoology Seminar: Mr. Gerald
Cooper will speak on "Contributions
to the life histories and ecological
relationships of several important
forage fishes of North America, with
a brief outline of the forage fish
problem," and Mr. George Wallace
on "Bicknell's thrush, its taxonomy,
distribution ,and life history," on
Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m., Room
216, N. S.
Acolytes will meet Thursday, April
28, 7:30 p.m., 202 South Wing. Prof.
Rudolph Carnap, of Prague will lec-
ture on "The Unity of Science." The
meeting is open to the public.
Phi Tau Alpha societas honorifica
Latina Graecaque ante diem quartum
Nonas Apriles (April 2) hora usitata
in Hospitium Mulierum Michiganen-
sium coveniet. Disputatio de auctori-
bus litterarum humaniorum scripta-
rum per instaurationem magnam erit.
Omnes Adeste!
Transportation Club will visit the
Ford Plant Friday, April 3. Leaving
the East Engineering Building at
1:20. Please leave your name at the
Transportation Library.
Weekly Reading Hour: A platform
presentation of two one-act plays
will be given on Thursday, April 2,
at 4 p.m., in Room 205, Mason Hall,
by the following students: Jane
Christry, Dorothy Corson, Jean
Greenwald, Helene Martin, Howard
Meyers, Ruth Moore, Stuart Shiell,
One Hundred SHEETS and
One Hundred ENVELOPES $
Printed with Name & Address
305 Maynard St. Phone 8805

and Jeanette Strauss. All persons
interested are cordially invited to
these weekly readings hours.
Student Senate: A meeting will be
held at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, April 2,
at the Union. The question for
discussion is, "What Proposals Should
the Student Support to Keep the
Country Out of War?" Four prom-
inent campus individuals will brief-
ly present some of the proposals, and
will be followed by an open forum.
All interested are invited to attend.
Roger Williams Guild: Tickets are
still available for the Thirtieth An-
nual banquet of the Roger Williams
Guild to be held at the Michigan
League on Friday, April 3, at 6:15.
Dean Thomas W. Graham of Oberlin
College will speak on "The Prisoner
Speaks." Call 7332 for reservations
by Wednesday noon.
Harris Hall: Tomorrow from 12 to
1 o'clock there will be the Student
Starvation Luncheon in Haris Hall.
The proceeds will go to the Rector's
Discretionary Fund for students. All
students and their friends are cor-
dially invited.
I.Ae.S. Meeting: There will be a
meeting of the Institute of Aero-
nautical Sciences in Room 1042 of the
East Engineering Bldg., 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday, April 4. Open forum dis-
cussion on wind tunnel work and
high lift appliances, conductednby
Prof. Tompson. All Aero engineers
are invited to participate.


Washtenaw Is Only Other
Surviving Indian Name
In River Valley
(This is the third of a series of ar-
ticles on the Huron River valley, writ-
ten by members of the University fac-
ulty for a guide book to the Huron
River. Other articles will appear at a
later date).
The Huron River derives its name
from a temporary reservation of the
Wyandotte or Huron Indians, which
was at one time located on the river
at a point four miles west of Flat
Rock, with villages reaching up
stream as far as Ypsilanti. They
were of Iroquois stock. In the early
days the Clinton River was also
called the Huron, and the portage
between the headwaters of the two
streams was used so extensively by
the Indians as to make the two al-
most a single stream. There arose
in consequence so much confusion
in the location of eastern claims that;
Sthe name of the northern river was
changed to Clinton by an act of the
lcgislature in 1824. Beside the Hu-
ion the only other surviving Indian
irnime in the Valley is the name of
this county, Washtenaw.
Various Tribes Here
Within the nistorical period the
valley was occupied at different times
by various Algonquian tribes; the
Miami, Potawatomi, Ottawa, Chip-
pewa, Mascoutens and Sauk; but
during Pontiac's campaignaround
Detroit it was held tem orarily by !

and on into the western country. The
old Sauk trail, so called because fol-
lowed by the Sauk from their do-
mains in southwestern Michigan,
northern Indiana and Illinois to Fort'
Mauldin, upon the Detroit River to
receive from the British government
their annual stipend for services
during the war of 1812, crossed the
river at Ypsilanti and later became
the Chicago Turnpike now known as
U.S. Highway 112. Six trails con-
verged at the ford where Ann Arbor
now stands.
Travelled By Water
There was mucn ravel by water.
The light Indian canoes would then
traverse the main stream and many
of its tributaries to points now en-
tirely inaccessible by such means.
When the season permitted pirogues
crossed the Lower Peninsula without
unloading by way of The Huron,
Little Portage Lake and River, and
the swamp waters of southwest Liv-
ingston County into the heawaters
of the Grand River and down to
Lake Michigan.
There is an account, of which the
muthenticity is sometimes questioned,
that LaSalle accompanied by four
other Frenchmen and a Mohican In-
dian guide went down the Huron in
April, 1680 from some point west of
Ann Arbor. These Frenchmen may
have been the first white men to
er ter the Huron Valley.
Chinese Planning

Also imperial Yello 1ole $1.50

1.t' 1,p 1Lwa1m C1 za1iy u 'e y
his allies from the western tribes. .xereaiion a r
a. ci1.rThe Miami, Mascoutens and Sauk
Pacifism Subject Mdisappeared fromthe valley justbe- The cooperative society of the
For Senate Deboe or soon after the accounts of Chinese Students Club is planning to
form a recreational center for Chin-
written. The tribal affiliations of s
The topic "What Proposals Can the people who occupied the valley ese students, T. H. Chaing, Grad., an-
the Student Back to Keep the Coun- pievious to those mentioned are nounced yesterday. Chinese stu-
try Out of War?" will be debated at Problems on which archeologists are dents are attempting to raise funds
7:45 p.m. tomorrow at the meeting iiew engaged. here for such a project, Chiang said,
of the Student Senate to be held in The sites of ten villages, as many and they have asked for contribu-
the Union Ballroom. burial places, and five ancient tions from their native China.
Three faculty men and a graduate mounds have been identified at va---
student will speak at the meeting. iious places contiguous to the river
Prof. John P. Dawson of the Law and are noted upon maps, but none
School will talk on the desirability of them can now be detected by the
of having the United States join the casual observer.
League of Nations; Professor-emeri- Many Loug Trails
tus William H. Hobbs for heavier ar-
maments; Prof. Charles Remer foi' There were loni rails extending R iRNITY,
complete neutrality; and Adrian i aydrcin rmcnrlo
Jaffe, '36, for pacifism. strategic points. A trail followed theE
Thffecustfompinauguratdmat river bank from Lake Erie to Dexter
The custom inaugurated at the ___
first meeting of the Senate of hav-
ing the speakers talk for 10 minutes I Eye Glass Frames
each and briefly present the argu- I-repaired.
ments for his proposals will be ad- Lenses Ground.Burr
hered to in the meeting tomorrow Ls u .
night. John C. McCarthy, recording HALLER'S Jewelry .. ".
secretary of the Union, will preside State Street at Liberty
over the assembly.I _ -
_ _ _ _ _ _ - - i

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Sunday, April 12, Is
Easter Sunday
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ciate your greetings when conveyed by

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