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Gov. Hoffman
Still Contests
Jury's Verdict
Continues His Challenge
That Jersey Justice Had
Been Served
Wendel Still Held
In Murder Charge
Awaits Hearing Of Grand
Jury; Charges Are Not
Taken Seriously
TRENTON, N. J., April 4.--(P) -
Bruno Richard Hauptmann, dead at
last from the avenging volts of Jer-
sey Justice but a living issue still in
Jersey politics, was taken from his
last prison place-the dingy, death-
house morgue-late today.
With the removal of his body by a
New York undertaker acting under
orders of his widow, New Jersey
would have liked to have written
"closed" to the, blotted pages of her
most famous crime, the Lindbergh
baby murder. But several agencies,
topped by Governor Harold G. Hoff-
man himself, continued today 'to
challenge that Jersey justice had
been served.
Body Removed
Even as the hearse was rolling
slowly along the sombre street that
edges the prison walls, a man was
held in jail less than a mile distant
on a formal charge that he, not
H uptmann, kidnaped and killed the
blond baby son of the Charles A.
Lindberghs the night of March 1,
And even as the widow who cried
out at the execution hour last night,
"Oh God, why did you have to do
this?" was arranging for cremation
of the man she fought desperately
to the last moment to save, a new
charge of kidnaping awaited grand
jury consideration in nearby Hunter-
don County.
Wendel Held
The mdanheld here for the Lind-
bergh murder and the man charged
in Hunterdon County-in a com-
plaint by Mrs. Hauptmann herself-
with the Lindbergh kidnaping, is Paul
H. Wendel.
No one takes seriously the charges,
-no one, that is, save Burlington
County's famous "Country Detec-
tive," Ellis Parker, whose independ-
ent investigation led to Wendel's
arrest-but the charges remain. The
49-year-old salesman cannot leave
his cell until the murder charge is 1
disposed of and the Hunterdon Coun-
ty detainer which has been placed
against him is dropped.
Governor Hoffman, who to the last
sought some way to intervene in'
Hauptmann's behalf, struck back
sharply today as a political reper-
cussion to the Hauptmann case
sounded in the capital.
Peaee Council
Plans Meeting
Discussion Is To Center
On National Peace Day
The University Peace Council will

sponsor a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tues-
day in the League to discuss plans
for a peace demonstration here on
National Peace Day - April 22.
Although members of the Council's
executive committee did not disclose
the nature of the demonstration they
had in mind, it was believed never-
theless that a Peace Strike would not
be undertaken this year.
Members of the executive commit-
tee include Betty Ann Beebe, '37,
newly-elected Panhellenic Association
president; Charlotte Rueger, '37, new-
ly-elected League president; George
- Williams, '36, president of the Inter-
fraternity Council; Mennan Williams,
'36L, recently named executive chair-
man of the Spring Parley; William
Polk, '36; Herbert Weisinger, Grad.,
Wencel Neumann, president of the
Union; Alice Brigham, '37; John Mar-
tin, '37L; Dr. E. W. Blakeman, coun-
selor in religious education; and Prof.
John Shepard of the psychology de-
All persons interested are urged to
attend the meeting Tuesday night,
Miss Brigham, secretary of the coun-

Two Debate Teams
Fail To Win Paces
CHICAGO, April 4. -The Univer-
sity of Michigan debating teams failed
to place here today in the Western
Conference Debating contest, as the
Universities of Illinois, Iowa and
Ohio State tied for the champion-
The two-man affirmative and
negative teams of each of these uni-
versities won five out of the six de-
bates in which they participated.
Purdue, last year's victor, placed
second, winning three out of six de-
bates. The Universities of Wiscon-
sin, Chicago, Indiana and Minnesota
also failed to place.
Palm Sunday's
Talks Feature
Easter Topics
Dr. Isaacs Guest Speaker
At Harris Hall; Folkman
To Lead Hillel Forum
Special Palm Sunday music and
sermons relating to Easter and the
Crucifixion will be featured at Ann
Arbor churches today.
Holy Communion will be held at 8
a.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal
Church. At 7:30 p.m. Dr. Raphael
Isaacs of the Simpson Memorial In-
stitute will speak at Harris Hall on
"The Historical Background of the
At 10:45 a.m. the First Methodist
Church will celebrate Palm Sunday
with the baptism of infants and the
reception of members. Dr. C. W.
Brashares will preach on the topic
"If Thou Hadst Known." At noon in
Stalker Hall, Dr. Bessie Kanouse will
continue the class on 'Developing a
Christian Personality," and at 6 p.m.
at the Wesleyan Guild meeting, mem-
bers will present a dramatization,
"The Little Miracle."
Blakeman To Speak
At 9:45 a.m. the Westminster Stu-
dent Forum of the First Presbterian
Church will discuss the subject, "Has
the Cross Any Place in Utopia?" Dr.
William P. Lemon will speak at 10:45
on the subject, "Last, Least, and
Lost." At' 6:30 p.m. Dr. Edward
Blakeman, counselor in religious ed-
ucation, will lead the Westminster
Guild in a discussion of "Immortali-
{ The Congregational Church will
feature special music and a Palm
Sunday sermon by the Rev. Allison
Ray, Heaps at 10:30 a.m. The Rev.
Mr. Heaps will give Van Dyke's "God
of the Open Air," illustrated with
colored slides, at 6 p.m. at the Stu-
dent Fellowship meeting.
The Church of Christ (Disciples)
will have their regular service at
10:45 a.m. The Rev. Fred Cowin1
will preach. At 6:30 p.m. the forumI
will meet and discuss "A Program of I
Peace Education and Action."
New Service At Unitarian
The Unitarian Church will start at
new series of morning services at 11
a.m. The Liberal Students Union
will hold a discussion at 7:30 p.m.
The German Lenten service will be
held at 9:30 a.m. in St. Paul's Lu-
theran Church. The Rev. C. A.
Brauer will talk on the subject 'Our
Savior-Crucified." At 10:45 a.m.
the regular morning service will be
held. The sermon topic is "Mary's
Loving Sacrifice."
At 7:30 the last of the Sunday eve-

Chaplin Vs. Ford On Repetitive
Labor Judged By Pro]: Maier

Psychology Professor SaysX
'Automatic' Jobs Shouldr

by the plant manager, and not from
the normal repetitive character of
his job.

Decrease Boredom Professor Maier described as "very
prevalent" the existence of "speed-
Charlie Chaplin effectively and up" practices in industry. Such
hysterically satirized repetitive in- speed-ups do not in reality cause an
increase in efficiency, but rather a
dustrial labor, characterized by as- temporary increase in production
sembly-line production, in his movie which tends to be offset by a reduc-
"Modern Times." tion in the quality of work, by in-
In direct contrast is the familiar creases in labor troubles, accidents,
statement of America's No. 1 Indus- turnover, exhauster and less effi-
triaist Heny Frd: Reptitie cent working forces.
trialist, Henry Ford: "Repetitive Another feature of Chaplin's job
labor - the doing of one thing over which might have contributed to his
and over again and always in the breakdown was the perkiness of his
same way -is a terrifying prospect movements, Professor Maier believes.
Modern industrial psychologists study
tofaing tin kI o"mint"issi terexhaustively each detailed movement
do the same thing day in and day the worker makes on the job in order
dot ttsamethemindy inradsdayto construct a pattern of movement
ouht sayttoother mids, perhmindsI in which the natural rhythmvofmthe
repetitive operations hold no terrors, worker corresponds to the rhythmic
movements of the job.

Resolves Conflict
Resolving this apparent conflict in
terms of its psychological aspects,
Prof. Norman Maier of the psychol-
ogy department asserted in an inter-
view yesterday that completely re-
petitive or automatic jobs should
tend actually to decrease the mon-
otony and boredom of factory labor.
The central problem, he pointed
out, is one of making the jobs so
automatic, the physical motions in-
volved so smoothly and efficiently
organized that the attention re-
quired by the job will be reduced to
a minimum. Boredom results only in
tasks requiring continued attention
and yet routine in nature.
Fatigue Arises
It is in the repetitive jobs re-
quiring prolonged and tedious mental
concentration, or the jobs in which
the "speed-up" is used to increase
productivity beyond the worker's
natural capacities, that fatigue, bore-
dom and industrial unrest arise, Pro-
fessor Maier believes.
It is to be remembered in this con-
nection, he continued,. that Charlie
Chaplin's nervous breakdown orig-
inated from the "speed-up" imposed
Addis Ababa Is
Terrorized By
Italian Planes
City Seized By Panic As
Machine Guns Spray
Local Airfield
ADDIS ABABA, ,April 4. - (') --
Five Italian airplanes terrorized the
capital of Ethiopia today, sprayed the
local airfield with machine gun bul-
lets, destroyed an antiquated air-
plane, and then retired over the
The property damage was small, but
the moral effect of the Italian gesture
was immense.
The city was seized by panic, for the
air squad cruised leisurely over the
city for 45 minutes, ignoring a ground
fire of rifles manned, for the most
part, by aged veterans of the Italo-
Ethiopian war of 1896.
The Italians chose the psycholog-
ical moment when the capital was
crowded with farmers doing their
Saturday marketing. Most of them
fled toward the hills, but crowds re-
mained around the imperial palace
and cheered Empress Mennen when
she toured the city to see for herself
what damage had been done.
Other air squads were reported to
have attacked Jijiga and Diredawa to-
day in similar fashion. In no case
were casualties reported.
The Italian air attack on Addis
Ababa had an immediate effect on
the League of Nations. The "Com-
mittee of 13" of the League Council
-consisting of every member of the
council except Italy - was summoned
to meet April 8.
The committee will consider what
likelihood there is for peace between
Italy and Ethiopia in the light of
direct representations made to the

In this way and along other lines
they seek to make the workers more
"skilled," or more able to repeat
(Continued on Page 2)
Spring Parley
W _
ead Officials
To Meet Today
Adopt Topic, Sub-Topic,
Method Of Conducting
Annual Discussion
The executive committee of the
Spring Parley will meet at 3:30 p.m.
today in the Hostess Room of the
League, Irving Levitt, '36, chairman,
announced last night.
The executive committee, which was
named at a meeting of organization
heads Wednesday night, will adopt a
topic and sub-topic method of con-
ducting the Spring Parley. The Parley,
the meeting Wednesday decided, will
be held the week-end of April 25.
Action of the executive committee
tomorrow, Levitt said, will be referred
next Wednesday to the expanded con-
tinuations committee (organization
heads and the executive committee)
for official confirmation.
Members of the Spring Parley's
executive committtee include, in addi-
tion to Levitt, Thelma Chasman, '37,
secretary; Phyllis Brumm, '37; Abe
Zwerdling, Grad.; William Centner,
'36; Ralph Danhof, Grad.; Edith
Mapes, Grad.; Alice Brigham, '37; Cy-
ril Hetsko, '36L; Richard Rome, '36;
Julian Orr, '37; Robert J. Friedman,
'37; Rose Perrin, '37; Cathleen Schurr,
'37; Norman Sharfman, '37; and Fred
Warner Neal, '37.
State To Investigate
Records Of O'Shea
DETROIT, April 4. - (P)- State
investigators will start a thorough
search next week of records of a loan
business conducted in 1932 by James
J. O'Shea, banker, in an attempt to
trace from the beginningthe tangled
skein of city finances resulting in
a $349,000 trust fund deficit.
This turn to the investigation was
given by Guy K. Bard, special assis-
tant United States attorney-general,
who reported O'Shea loaned funds
furnished by Detroit businessmen and
money taken from the estate of Alex
F. Lewis, welfare swindler, by Harry
M. Tyler, former assistant city budget
O'Shea made miny loans, Bard
said, to property owners who had con-
demnation awards due them from the
city in street widening projects.
CO. .Miller Decl

Will Attempt
To Override
Feed Bill Veto
Senate Agriculture Group
Will Try To Overcome
Presidential Opposition
Demand Full Report
On AAA Payments
Wallace Promises His Aid
In Efforts To Compile
Data For Committee
WASHINGTON, April 4. - (/P)-
AIn two swift, surprise moves, the Sen-
ate Agriculture Committee voted to-
day to attempt to override the Presi-
dent's veto of the $50,000,000 feed and
seed loan bill, and to demand from
Secretary Wallace a full report on big
AAA benefit payments.
So unexpected was the decision to
force a Senate vote on the seed loan
veto that leaders were chary of public
predictions as to the outcome. Pri-
vately, it was argued that either
the Senate, or House, would sustain
the President.
Thirty-nine days have elapsed since
President Roosevelt refused to sign
the measure. The same Senate group
that today favored a vote to override
had decided weeks ago to let the
veto stand. The reversal was attrib-
uted to what some Senators termed
the failure of farmers to obtain loans.
Despitea $30,000,000 fund promised
by the Chief Executive.
Vandenberg Wants Report
The reporting out of the resolution
by Senator Vandenberg calling upon
Secretary Wallace for a report on big
benefit payments, also was hinted by
some committeemen to involve a re-
The agriculture secretary, who at
first asserted that the compiling of
these figures would tie up the ma-
chinery for putting the new soil con-
servation plan into operation, and
later spoke jocularly of the proposal,
was reported by committeemen to
have come forward in the past few
days with a pledge of cooperation in
efforts to compile the data.

To Leave For Belgium

Reeves T o Go
On European
Will Attend Institute Of
International Law In
Prof. Jesse S. Reeves, chairman of
the political science department, will
leave Ann Arbor Tuesday for Brus-
sels, Belgium, to attend the Institute
of International Law.
He will be one of the very limited
number of international law author-
ities privileged to attend the session.
The membership of the institute is
always kept below 120, there now be-
ing 58 full members and 56 associate
Professor Reeves is an associate
member and one of the 10 Americans
who will be present. He will sail from
New York Wednesday and be gone
about three weeks.
The meeting, originally scheduled
for Madrid, was movedytoBrussels'
when political conditions in Spain be-
came tense, Professor Reeves said.
Members of the Institute; he said,
composed mainly of foreign office
advisers and university professors,

We Need
F aciliti e s'
$1-2,000,000 Fund For
Men's Housing Urged By
Dean Bursley
Are Losing 'Better'
StIdents, He Says
Wahr Says Congestion Is
Approaching Wartime
Loss of prospective University stu-
dents of desired cultural background
was stressed yesterday by Joseph A.
Bursley, dean of students, as the in-
evitable result of inadequate hous-
ing facilities, since the early twenties
a growing source of concern for Uni-
versity officials.
This statement, part of a complete
survey presented to the Regents in
their monthly meeting Friday, was
prompted by developments in the re-
cent school year that have aggravat-
ed the crisis.
As an "immediate aim" for the re-
formation program Dean Bursley
urged one and one-half to two mil-
lion dollars be secured for dormitory
construction. "We need dormitories,
we need them now, for after all what
good will all else do us if we do not
have the right kind of a student
body and we cannot have the right
kind, if we cannot supply it with
proper living quarters," he empha-
Wahr Compiles Statistics
Compilation of statistics in the
survey was directed by Prof. Fred B.
Wahr, assistant dean of students,
who pictured present conditions as
tending towards a duplication of the
grave wartime emergency in the
housing situation. In this period
single rooms and all available quar-
ters were hastily pressed into use as
double rooms. Although this con-
gestion problem was successfully at-
tacked, over-crowding has always
been imminent, Dean Wahr pointed
out,regretting that "now again many
men students are living under condi-
tions that are to be deeply regretted."
Direct intervention by the Univers-
ity in the present situation was ad-
vised by Dean Wahr, who saw Ann
Arbor, growing less rapidly than the
University, as being unable to meet
the demands of a steadily increasing
student population. "These agencies
(privately owned rooming houses) no
longer furnish a complete solution to
the housing problem at Michigan,"
he stated.
University Supervision Needed
"I am convinced that were the Uni-
versity to withdraw from active su-
pervision of the housing conditions,
-haos would result in Ann Arbor, and
this University would be negligent in
carrying out some of its major func-
Although the number of men stu-
lents has increased over 600 in the
ast four years, the report presented
,o the Regents reveals a decline over
% ten-year period in the accommoda-
tions of approved rooming houses of
308. The number of houses inspect-
ad has dropped in the same period
from 900 in 1927-28 to 679 in 1934-
35. Accomodations in houses having
:nore than 15 students have been
pruned to a third of the original

Situation Is Acute
"With the purchase last fall of the
two city blocks north of the campus
for the use of the Graduate School,
the housing situation became espe-
Aially acute," Dean Wahr stated. "We
-annot continue to take away more
rooming houses without putting up
something in their place to house our
University expansion which has
been effected by the razing of houses
situated in desirable locations near
(Continuea on Page 2)
Webster Boy Kills
Self While Hunting
Albert Boyer, 21, of Webster town-
ship, was found dead at 2:30 p.m. yes-
terday about seven miles northwest
of here after he had accidentally shot
himself while hunting crows.
Leaving home at about 6:30 a.m.,
Boyer told Robert O. Vogel, owner of
the farm at which he boarded, that

Speaks Three Times hold a semi-official position, and oc-
Vandenberg asked reports on all cupy themselves With codification of
benefit payments above $10,000, but International law.
the committee -after its chairman Other members from the Unitied
had consulted Wallace -voted to go States are Dr. James B. Scott, sec-
one better and ask a report on all retary of the Carnegie Peace Founda-
payments above $1,000. In addition, tion; Dr. George S. Wilson of Har-
the revised resolution would call for vard, Dr. E. M. Borchard of Yale,
a statement of the land, crops and Dr. C. C. Hyde of Columbia, Dr. P. M.
cattle involved in the payments. Brown of Princeton, and F. R. Con-=
"Better still," was the comment of dert and A. K. Kuhn, New York in-
Vandenberg, who had thrice taken ternational lawyers. Elihu Root and
the Senate floor with assertions that Dr. John Basset Moore are the other
payments running into hundreds of American members.
thousands had been given to indi-
vidual farmers. T
Senator Murphy (Dem., Iowa) said,Techn ce f ers
however, that the action was taken
to show "the whole picture." Advice On How

Professor Revelli Returns
From Music Conference
Prof. William Revelli, director of
the Varsity band, returned to Ann
Arbor yesterday from a week's stay in
New York where he attended the bi-
annual meeting of the Music Educa-
tors' National Conference.
The conference was attended by
nearly 10,000 music supervisors of
secondary schools and colleges in the
country, and while there Professor
Revelli took an active part, directing
a band clinic made up of picked mem-
bers from all New York high school
bands at the Metropolitan Opera
ares Rumors Of

To Find Jobs
Frank Oliver, Industrial
Coordinator, Writes For
April Issue Of Magazine
Continuing its policy of presenting
articles by faculty members and lead-
ing engineers dealing with the prob-
lem of finding employment, the Mich-
igan Technic is featuring in its April
issue a paper on "Summer Jobs" by
Frank J. Oliver, industrial coordinator
of the University of Detroit.- .
The Technic, montnlv student pub-
lication of the engineering college,
will go on sale tomorrow at stands
located in the West and East Engi-
neering Buildings.
r Afl. n itrr ra o-ac I-.n.. 7 7 -nv

ning Lenten lectures will be given1
the pastor. The subject will
"With Our Church in Africa."


Hoover Claims
New Deal Stops
FORT WAYNE, Ind., April 4.-(P)
- Former President Herbert Hoover
continued his attack on the Roose-
velt administration and New Deal pol-
icies tonight in an address in this
northeastern Indiana industrial-
farming center in which he charged
that the "most dangerous invasions
of liberty by the New Deal have not
been in the economic field" but in "the
corruption of clear thinking."
"The Supreme Court can check in-
vasions of economic freedom," he said,
but "the corruption of clear think-
ing is in the long view far more
insidious and destructive to the safe-
guards of America."
"Civilization has advanced only
whenever and wherever the critical

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combatant governments. tag
The Ethiopian government protest- "an
ed to the League that the air at- Hen
tack had been directed, in the case nee
of Addis ,Ababa, against an unde- of t
fended town, in violation of the Hague the
convention of 1907. C
Bernard, All-American
Center, Hurt In Crash "Bid
STURGIS, April 4. - P)-- Charles can

MItr.h Oiver reaches thne conclusion
S u per Bie hIka e that "three kinds of students will
get jobs this summer: the boys who
have a drag; the go-getters who can't
By FRED WARNER NEAL place, Germany will enter with a de- be discouraged by the first ten or 20
eports that Germany has built a cided advantage due to the perfection turndowns; and the lads who know
', spectacular and closely-guarded of a secret formula for explosives - a just exactly what they want to do
per Big Bertha," capable of shell- formula that, coupled with the length when they graduate and who are bent
Brussels from the Rhine, a dis- of the Paris gun, made the long range on getting a practical background for
ce of 105 miles, were declared of that instrument of death possible. that chosen field."
ghly improbable" yesterday by Col. "Not a single word," he explained, An unusual two-page photographic
ry W. Miller, head of the engi- "has ever come out of Germany re- study of a "Sikorsky S-39 on Safari"
ring drawing department and one garding the powder used in the gun. showing a picture of the Martin John-
he world's foremost authorities on We know, however, that such a pow- son expedition amphibian skimming
great German guns. der exists, and we have reason to the waves of "beautiful Lake Naiv-
olonel Miller gained fame in 1930 believe it is some important modifi- asha" along the route of the tour,
n he startled Europe and the cation of the nitroglycerine-nitrocel- is also featured in the April Technic:
ted States with publication of his lulose formula used by the Allies. Also, The issue contains the series of ar-
ris Gun," the story of the three we know that it will permit an in- ticles by George W. Malone, '37E, on
g Bertha" cannon in use by Ger- crease of pressure in the powder "Power - Who Gets It?" and ,the
ny at the end of the World War, chamber from 40,000 pounds per Spotlight department presents as
non that bombed Paris from a square inch to 65,000 or even 70,000 prominent senior engineers Charles


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