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TChe Weather
increasing cloudiness, not
quite so cold today; rain or
snow tonight and tomorrow.

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The Loss Of Dr. Barrett .. .
Exhibit 4837.
A Return To Political Issues .. .



Face Stiffer
Great Britain's Support
Of League Indictments
Grows Stronger
British Leaders
Attack Germany
Possibility Of Oil Sanction
Against I Duce Seen
After Gas Attacks
(By the Associated Press)
Indications that Great Britain is
adopting a sterner stand toward Ger-
many and Italy, indicted by the
League of Nations as treaty violator
and aggressor, respectively, were
given in London Friday.
An authoritative source said Brit-
ain, aroused by reports Italy is using
poison gas in the Ethiopian warfare,
would press for an immediate League
meeting and if Premier Mussolini is
not willing to talk peace, will ask the
adoption of an oil sanction against
Significance was attached to
speeches by two leading members of
the government party --one of them
a cabinet member - assailing Ger-
many for violation of the Locarno
Germany, it was learned, has re-
fused to give Britain assurances that
she will not fortify the Rhineland,
where she now has troops.
Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden,
disclosing details of the Anglo-
French-Belgian military staff talks to
open in London next week, assured the
House of Commons the talks would
not give rise to "any political under-
France is anxious also for a gen-
eral conference of the Locarno powers
next week to discuss action against
Germany, but.Britain opposes this. A
French official said Italy had given
assurance she would attend such a
The possibility arose that France
would seek to turn the German prob-
lem over to the League of Nations for
"punishment," before peace negotia-
tions are entered into.
Mussolini's Forces
Reach Lake Tana
ROME, April 3. - (P) - Premier
Mussolini's black-shirted soldiers
halted their march across Western
Ethiopia tonight at the shores of Lake
Tana where the headwaters of the
Blue Nile riseamid British power in-
Despite the presence of his troops
in the vicinity, officials reaffirmed the
Italian premier's guarantee not to
harm the British holdings.
In Mussolini's own newspaper, the
Milan Popolo D'Italia, a front page
article declared:
"The treaty of 1906.. has recog-
nized to Great Britain the right of
regulation of waters of Lake Tana, the
Blue Nile and its affluents . . . Those
which are the British right remain
and will remain in the whole integrity
of British right."
Lamson Set Free
After Three Years

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 3.-(A')-
Almost a stranger to his own daugh-
ter, David A. Lamson walked to free-
dom today after nearly three years
in jail, once occupying a death cell
as the condemned slayer of his pretty
The baffling "bath tub" case-it
was the subject of three trials-was
dismissed by the prosecutor without
exonerating the former Stanford
University press executive.
Once sentenced to hang after be-
ing convicted of bludgeoning his
brunette wife, Allene, with an iron
pipe at their Stanford campus home,
the elated Lamson had to be "intro-
duced" to his five year old daughter,
Allene Genevieve.
LANSING, April 3. - (1) - Ben-
jamnin F. Merrick, Grand Rapids at-
torney, refused today to accept the
appointment as chairman of the State
Emergency Relief Commission.

Silent To The End

George Burke
Is To Officiate
At Convention

Hauptmann Dies In Electric Chair,

Silent To


On Baby's Murder;

University Attorney
Head Democratic
Meeting In May


Wife's Last Bid To Save Him Fails

-Associated Press Photo.
Students Visit
Detroit Today
On Field Trip
Institute Of Arts, Police
Department And Negro
Diotricts To Be Seen
Sponsored by the Student Chris-
tian Association with the coopera-
tion of the University sociology de-
partment, the second in a series of
sociological trips will leave Lane Hall
at 1 p.m. today to examine at first
hand living conditions in Detroit.
Anyone interested is invited to
join the group, according to William
Wilsnack, '37, president of the S.C.A.
An itinerary including visits to
the Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit
police headquarters, soup lines, the
Elizabeth Street Negro Y.M.C.A., a
tour through the rehousing district,
and through several Negro sections of
the city has been planned with the
aid of John Mohaupt of the Student
Club of Wayne University.
Special arrangements have been
made for late permission for women
students who go on the trip, it was
announced. The group will probably
return to Ann Arbor about 12:30 or 1
a.m. tomorrow.y
Costs for the trip are 50 cents forI
registration fee, one dollar for trans-I
portation, and 40 cents for dinner,
Wilsnack said.
State Concert
ITour Planned
For Glee Club
Michigan's Varsity Glee Club will
make its first Spring Vacation trip
since. 1929 when it leaves Ann Arbor
Sunday, April 12, for Saulte Ste.
The group of 46 with Prof. David E.
Mattern, Prof. Hempstead S. Bull,,
and Richard Harris, business manag-
er of the Glee Club, will travel by
buses, and have included five Michi-
gan cities on their itinerary.
Monday, April 13, the group will
give a concert. ford the Alumni Club
of Saulte Ste. Marie, and leave the
following day for Marquette where l
it will sing at noon at the State Prison
and present another concert for the
Marquette Alumni Club in the eve-
Wednesday the group will sing at
Ironwood, Thursday at Calumet, Fri-
day at Escanaba, and will return to
Ann Arbor on Saturday, April 18, af-
ter having covering a total distance
of 1500 miles.,
With the Glee Club, a six-piece or-
chestra will make the trip and play
at each dance to be given after the
regular program for the Alumni
Clubs who are sponsoring each ap-
pearance of the Glee Club.
'Last Millionaire'
Here For One Day
"The Last Millionaire,"~ a French
film satirizing fascism, will be shown
tonight only in the Lydia Mendel-
sohn Theatre by the Art Cinemal
Directed and produced by the
famous Rene Clair, the picture de-
picts the fate of a nation when a
miiinnirpt~~kp t~p rigs o Lx*v

Chosen To Insure
Harmony In Party
Postmaster Farley Slated
To Address Pre-Primary
Session At Grand Rapids
LANSING, April 3. - (A')- The ex-
ecutive committee of the Democratic
State Central Committee today named
George J. Burke, of Ann Arbor, to
preside at the party's state conven-
tion in Grand Rapids, May 1.
Burke, University of Michigan at-
torney, is an old line Democrat and a
close personal friend of former Gov.
William A. Comstock who recently
walked out of the party's political ac-
tivities. The Ann Arbor attorney
also is friendly with other factions
of the party, and leaders declare their
choice of him as convention chair-
man will guarantee harmony.
Delegates to the pre-primary con-
vention will endorse state office can-
didates at the pre-primary. In the
evening they will hear Postmaster-
General James A. Farley at their
banquet. At 10 p.m. the State Cen-
tral Committee will meet to transact
routine business.
The regular state convention will
open the morning of May 21. Dele-
gates will ratify selection of delegates,
to the Democratic National Conven-
tion set for June 23 in Philadelphia.
Delegates to the regular state con-
vention will determine whether their
national delegation will be instructed.
Their attitude at the convention will
indicate whether Michigan will fall
in the Roosevelt column as far as the
Democrats are concerned. Party
leaders declare that is a foregone con-
'Robbed' By Judges,
ut ton Challenges
Western Champion
Roaring out his protest against the
I judges' decision in the cigarette roll-
ing contest held Wednesday afternoon
with, "I was robbed," Bill Hutton, '39,
last night issued forth a challenge
to James Horiskey, crowned king of
the campus rollers by judges John
Neelands, Norm Williamson, and Don
Offering to meet Horiskey any time
for any stake, Hutton, who has won
fifteen pipes in fag rolling contests
all over the country, last night ex-
plained to reporters how he had been
"gyped" out of the title.
Hutton won the first heat of the
contest when he produced the best
rolled cigarette, but was barred from
the speed sprint which Horiskey won
from what Hutton termed a slow field.
"I learned to roll 'em in the alleys
of Hammond, Ind." Hutton said, "and
it burns me plenty to think that a
Westerner should beat me out for
the title. I think I was robbed, and
I challenge Horiskey, who uses gum
on his papers, to meet me anywhere,
any time for a match contest in
either speed or accuracy."
Revision Of New
Tax Law Possible
WASHINGTON, April 3. - (A') - A
strong sentiment for giving debt-
ridden corporations special treatment
in the new tax bill emerged tohight
as the American Liberty League ham-
mered the President's revenue pro-
posals as a "dangerous use of the
taxing power to accomplish social
Both Democrats and Republicans of
the House Ways and Means Commit-
tee were talking of providing a flat

tax rate for corporations which are
forced to retain definite amounts of
their income to meet existing obliga-
Vera Stretz Fireed
In Gebhaffrdi Kil linow
NEW YORK, April 3. -(A')--Vera
Stretz was acquitted by a jury to-
night of the slaying of Dr. Fritz Geb-

Lindberghs, In England,
Asleep As State Takes
Life Of Bronx Carpenter
Hoffman, Irritated,
Strikes Questioner
'Absolutely No Comment,'
From 'Jafsie,' Son-In-
Law Tells Reporters
WEALD, Kent, Eng., April 4.-(Sat- ,
urday)-(A')-The first April snow fall
in five years was falling today over
the rambling two-storied house in
which the family of Col. Charles A.-
Lindbergh live here when Bruno Rich-,
ard Hauptmann's life ended.-
The Lindberghs - Charles, Ann
and their young son, Jon - were half,
through their night's sleep when
Hauptmann paid the death penalty
at 1:47 and one-half a.m. British time.
To the very end the Lindberghs
were true to their resolution never to
discuss the Hopewell tragedy after
the trial at which the German car-
penter was convicted. Since that day,,
close friends of the family said, no
word concerning the subject has ever
been heard from them.
London newspapers, carrying out
an informal agreement with the news-
paper proprietors association, made
no attempt to get comment from the
Lindberghs in connection of Haupt-
mann, although they printed thou-
sands of words describing the last
scenes at Trenton.
It was understood -the Lindberghs
planned to stay at Weald at least
throughout the summer.
TRENTON, N. J., April 3. - () -
Governor Harold G. Hoffman, leav-
ing the state house tonight, after
the execution of Bruno Richard
Hauptmann, showed irritation at ef-
forts to question him and struck one
The crowd waited more than two
hours outside the side exit from the
governor's office. When he emerged
he strode quickly to the street.
He refused to answer questions and
when one man persisted at his side,
he turned quickly and struck him with
the flat of his hand.
NEW YORK, April 3.--() - Dr.
John F. "Jafsie" Condon maintained
silence tonight after he was informed
of the electrocution of Bruno Rich-
ard Hauptmann, whom he identified
as the cemetery ransom taker in the
Lindbergh kidnaping case.
His son-in-law, Ralph Hacker, re-
ceived the news for him.
"There will be absolutely no com-
ment from Dr. Condon," Hacker said.
Houe Planning
Townsend Quiz
On West Coast
WASHINGTON, April 3.-(AP)-On
the heels of a Townsendite conces-
sion that some of the political force
of that movement had been shat-
tered, the House inquiry into the
$200-a-month pension plan tonight
took a surprise turn when a one-man
investigating committee was ordered
to the West Coast.
Chairman Bell, (Dem., Mo.) of the
special committee conducting the
$50,000 inquiry revealed that Repre-
sentative Gavagan (Dem., N.Y.)
would depart shortly for Los Angeles,
birth-place of the Townsend organi-
zation, to take certain depositions
desired by the committee.
This action, coupled with the is-.
suance of special orders to various

investigators already in the field,
followed receipt by the committee of
what was termed a "hot tip" on An-
gles of the Townsend organization
heretofore unknown.
Representative McGrorarty Dem,
Cal.), the author of legislation to
put the old age pension plan into ef-
feet, who recently broke with Dr.
F. E. Townsend, told newspapermen
during the day that he feared the
current House investigation might

Injustices In Modern Life
Scholar's Chief Interest
After Retirement
Who, you may have asked yourself
as you scan the letters to the editor
of The Daily, is M. Levi, professor-
emeritus, our most prolific letter
Well, here's the answer. M. (Mor-
itz) Levi, professor-emeritus, is a 73-
year old former member of the French
department, who, in the retirement of
his quiet Olivia Street home has
turned away from his books and the-
ories to affairs of the world - a world
he thinks is "crazy" but in which,
nevertheless he has faith.
The story of M. Levi, the German
immigrant, reads like a Horatio Alger
novel. Born in the hamlet of Gach-
senhausen in Waldeck and Pyrmont,
he left home with only a grade school
-education to become a clerk in his
uncle's business at Hanover. When he
was 17, through the kindness of an-
Health Officers
Of Middle-West
To Study Here


other uncle, he came to America, se-
curing a job as bookkeeper in Kala-
But the youthful Levi, handicapped
by his small knowledge of English
and lack of schooling, decided he
wanted more education. He came to
Ann Arbor and entered, not the Uni-
versity, but Ann Arbor High School
as a freshman.
Diligently 'he studied, and as he
did so, he became more eager for
knowledge and set his eye on en-
tering the University of Michigan.
He entered the University, this youth
who still spoke English brokenly, and
did exceedingly well. He again made
up his mind on the future -he be-
came interested in the French lan-
guage, and decided to devote his life
to it.
But the going was tough. English
cannot be learned in a day, and
Moritz Levi, when he was working
high school algebra problems, was
forced to look up every third or fourth
word in an English dictionary.
Things went a little smoother in
college. And of his experience as a
student, Mr. Levi remembers chiefly
his membership in a cooperative
boarding house, where he paid $1.75
a week, and ran to his meals from
his classes as fast as he could go so
as to get there before everything
was eaten up.
After graduation from the Univer-
sity and a year of study at Sor-
bonne University in Paris, he became
an instructor in the French depart-
ment here.
For 32 years Mr. Levi taught French,
and some Spanish and Italian. Always
a scholarly person, it was not until
his resignation from the faculty, he
(Continued on Page 2)

M. Levi, Daily's Letter Writer,
Optimistic Despite Crazy World'


Accept Federal
For Project; Five
To Send Men

The University has been selected
by the Federal government health
service for public health officers com-
ing from the states of Ohio, Indiana,
Michigan, Illinois and Nebraska. A
total of $17,744 was subscribed by the
government and given to the Univer-
sity to pay the costs of the trainers.
A total of 89 officials, selected by the
health commissioners of the various
states will begin their 16 week period
of study April 6 and will remain in
Ann Arbor until July 25. Four weeks1
of this time will be spent in the field
The Board of Regents, in its meet-
ing for the month of March accepted
the fund of the Federal government
and approved the action of the Fed-
eral government.I
Dr. Harley A. Haines, of the Med-j
ical School, will take charge of bus-
iness affairs of the psychopathic hos-
pital, filling the vacancy caused by
the death of Dr. Albert M. Barrett.-
The Regents accepted a scholar-
ship to be subscribed by the University;
of Michigan Club of Memphis, Tenn.7
At the present time $450 has been
solicited by the club and more will bei
added. The scholarship will take
care of tuition for those meeting the;
requirements set down by the Club.
Willard Pope, a prominent Detroit
business man, gave $100 toward the
building of the Solar Tower to be
located on Lake Angelus, and the
Board acknowledged also a gift of
$500, the interest of which is to be
given to the dental student writing
the best essay on dental public health.
IThe prize is sponsored by the Amer-
ican Dental Hygiene Association.
Sabbatical leaves for both semesters
(Continued on Page 2)
Doctors Report
Bursley's State
As Satisfactory
The condition of Prof. Philip E.
Bursley, injured in an automobile
accident late Wednesday night, was
reported as "quite satisfactory" by
doctors at University Hospital, where
b e is receiving treatment for minor
strains of ligaments in the right arm
and shoulder.
The accident occured when Pro-
fessor Bursley, the late Dr. Albert
M. Barrett, and Prof. Charles P.
Wagner were returning from a meet-
ing of the Detroit Philatelic Society

Mary Sidnam,
Oldest Campus{
Graduate Dies'
KALAMAZOO, April 3.- Mrs. Mary
N. Sidnam, the oldest University grad-
uate, died here in her home yester-
day at the age of 95. She graduated
from the School of Pharmacology in
1871, one of the first of two women
to receive such a degree.
She was secretary of the Ninety'
Club, an organization of alumni who
have passed their 90th birthday. The
Upjohn family, of which she was a
member is famous for its $2,000,000
fortune gained through the marketing
of a pill-making machine.
Dr. Uriah Upjohn, her father, was
a well-known doctor at Richland,
Mich. Of his 12 children, four studied
medicire and three pharmacy at the
University. One of his sons, Dr. Wil-
liam Upjohn, amassed the fortune of
Sellars New Head
Of Phi Beta Kappa
Prof. Roy W. Sellars, of the phil-
osophy department, was elected
president of Phi Beta Kappa, hon-
orary scholastic fraternity, Thurs-
day. He will succeed Prof. Heber D.
Curtis of the astronomy department.
Prof. Orma F. Butler, of the Lat-
in department, was reelected secre-
tary-treasurer, and Prof. Ralph A.
Sawyer, of the physics department,
was chosen director to succeed Prof.
Philip L. Schenck, of the English de-
The new officials will take office
at a banquet to be given by Phi Beta
Kappa May 5 in the Union. Prof.
Campbell Bonner, of the Greek de-
partment, will give the main address.
New members of Phi Beta Kappa
have not yet been announced.
Graham To Speak
At S.C.A. Luncheon
"The Religion of the Student" will
be discussed briefly by Dean Thom-
as Wesley Graham of the Graduate

Prisoner Cold And Can
As He Goes To Chair;
Dies At 8:47 P.M.
Hoffman, Wilentz
Talk In Afternoon
Warrant Sworn Charging
Wendel With Crime Fails
To Stay Execution
TRENTON, N. J., April 3. - (') -
Bruno Richard Hauptmann was ex-
ecuted tonight for the Lindbergh
baby murder - a crime he refused
to the end to admit.
He was pronounced dead at 8:47
p.m. after three shocks in the electric
chair in the gloomy, stone prison
where he so long had been kept alive
through a series of extraordinary
and startling developments.
His death for the kidnap-murder
of the 20 months old Charles
A. Lindbergh, Jr., ended the main
plot of the strange story that began
to unfold the night of March 1, 1932
when the son of America's famous
flying couple was stolen from the
nursery of their Hopewell home.
Hauptmann, the man who wouldn't
talk during long hours of police grill-
ing and during the 13 months he oc-
cupied a cell six paces from the elec-
tric chair, went to the execution
chamber without a word.
Confession Hope Vanishes
Thus vanished forever the oft-ex-
pressed but little-entertained hope he
would confess that he climbed the
rickety ladder, took the child and ex-
changed its sleeping garment for
$50,000 ransom.
The 55 witnesses, who crowded the
little room at the state prison where
New Jersey puts its condemned to
death, sat tense, wondering whether
the stoical Bronx carpenter would at
last break.
Attorney General David T. Wilentz,
the manwho prosecuted Hautpmann
during the long trial at Flemington
more than a year ago, had predicted
the cold prisoner would "thaw out
when he hears that switch."
Warden Mark O. Kimberling told
the witnesses a few minutes before
they marched through the prison
yard to the little red brick death
house that "If Hauptmann talks, I
will handle it."
Wife Makes Last Attempt
Mrs. Anna Hauptmann this after-
noon swore to a complaint before a
justice of the peace charging Paul
H. Wendel with kidnaping Charles
A. Lindbergh, Jr.
She swore the complaint -before
Justice of the Peace George Webser,
who issued a warrant of arrest which
was given to Constable William
Saunders to serve on Wendel.
Governor Harold G. Hoffman, who
once saved Hauptmann by reprieve
on his execution eve, refused to do so
again, though a conference with Wil-
entz which extended almost up to
the hour of death led to strong belief
that he might.
As two guards led Hauptmann into
the chamber at 8:41, he was ashen
white. His shaven head accentuated
his almost ghastly appearance.
Once he looked at the witnesses.
Something resembling a sneer came
over his face.
He slumped into the chair. Three
guards fastened the straps about his
arms and body, and the electrode on
his right leg.
Robert Elliott, the official execu-
(Continued on Page 2
Taxes Boosted
In New Senate
War Profit Bill

WASHINGTON, April 3. - (A')- A
drastic revision of. the projected war
profits bill to allow more profit and
less restriction on industry, but to
boost taxes sharply in the lower
brackets, was ordered today by the
Senate Finance Committee.
After receiving privately-delivered
testimony that essential war-time
production might be stifled by too


Capial Punishment Gets


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