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May 15, 1936 - Image 3

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THE MICHIIGAN DAIL~Y

Local Students
Bridge Desigrn
Takes Honors
Clarence H. Rosa, Senior
Architect, Wins 1st Prize
In Nationwide Contest
Clarence H. Rosa, '36A, was notifieda
yesterday that he had won the first
prize of $100 in the ninth annual
American Institute of Steel Construc-
tion contest for plans of a bridge of
steel foundation.
The competition; sponsored by the
Institute, which is a federation of
steel and bridge companies in the
country, was open to both architects
and civil engineering students. This
year 88 students from 18 schools en-
tered. The purpose of the contest
is to arouse interest in steel among
architects and engineers and to pro-
mote ideas for its use in bridge and
judged- by their artistic qualities as
well as the knowledge of construction.
Rosa was one of eight whose works
had been selected from preliminary
entries for final judgingsby the jury
of well-known architects and engi-
neers. His drawing in the contest,
which this year was for a low 300-
foot bridge running partially parallel
to the stream it crossed, depicted an
arch-shaped Vierendeel cantilever
with a 100-foot suspended span in
the center, counter-weighted by con-
crete abutments.
Students Parade
Streets In Strike
QUINCY, May 14. -OP) -A short-
lived "strike" against the failure of
the Quincy school board to rehire a
high school athletic coach saw 100
students, half ' the school's enroll-
ment, parade through the village
streets today.
E. J. Jennings, school superintend-,
ent, said Gordon Giddings, for five
years athletic coach and English in-
structor, would not be given a con-
tract for "administrative reasons.""
He insisted no compromise was
reached with the strikers, who
skipped their classes this morning to
carry "we want Giddings" banners
through the streets. They returned
to school shortly before noon.
Jennings said he anticipates no
further trouble, and that the strik-
ers will not. be reprimanded.
Leaders of the striking students
had charged Jennings refused to
recommend Giddings for another
school job, and that this, as well as
the failure to rehire the coach, was
involved in their walkout.

One Dies As 22 Attem pt Escape From Oklahoma Prison

More Detroit Bankers Go On Trial
As Pleas Of Those convicted Begii

DETROIT, May 14.-OP) - The
third group of Michigan bankers
among the 34 indicted after the 1933
banking collapse will go on trial to-
morrow in Federal court here on
Stae k Steps
Ss
To Parole Slayer,
LANSING, May 14. -(V0,_ Parole
Commissioner Joseph C. Armstrong
today ordered Anson Best, convicted
murderer, taken from Marquette
prison to the Ionia State hospital
for a mental examination as a step
leading toward his parole.
Governor Fitzgerald has cozmmut-
ed Best's life term for the slaying of
Miss Vera Schneider, Pontiac tele-
phone operator, to 25 years, making
him eligible for release in August.
Armstrong said Best already had
passed two psychiatric tests and he
felt certain the convict would pass
the third one at Ionia. The prison-
er's transfer will be made within the
next 10 days.
Throughout his incarceration Best
has contended he was innocent o[ the
crime, which he once confessed. He
repudiated the confession at his trial.

charges involving $600,000 in bills
payable by a Flint bank in 1931.
The defendants, Herbert R. Wilk-
in. Robert 0. Lord and James L.
Walsh, are accused of eliminating
the $iE00.000 in bills payable from a
I !Of to the Federal Reserve board
as to hIe condition of the Union
Industrial Trust and Savings Bank
ui Flini as of Dec. 31, 1934.
Wi!Li n forerly was executive
vice-presidient. of the Flint bank, a
unit of the Guardian Detroit Union
Gioup, inc. Lord was president and
Walsh executive vice-president of the
Guardian Detroit group.
Defense attorneys reported they
might attempt to have the case dis-
missed on the grounds that the com-
mission of Prosecutor Guy K. Bard,
a Special Assistant United States
Attorney General, was faulty.
As Judge Patrick T. Stone proceed-
ed with plans for the third trial,
counsel for three other former bank-
ers, Edwin J. Eckert, Donald N.

Sweeny and John R. Bodde, were
preparing written motions in an at-
tempt to set aside the verdict which
convicted the trio yesterday on three
counts charging banking law viola-
tions in 1931.
Seven bank cases growing out of
the indictments remain to be tried.
At the first trial a year ago, three
Detroit bankers were acquitted of
violating the banking code.
Bodde, Sweeny and Eckert also
face additional charges, being among
the 24 officers of the former Peoples
"Wayne County Bank and the Detroit
Bankers Company who were in-
dicted on charges of misapplication
of funds.
Their conviction yesterday was on
a charge of making false entries and
false reports and conspiracy in an
attempt to conceal the bank's pur-
chase of 1,143 shares of stock in its
holding company, the Detroit Bank-
ers Company, by means of a $145,-
000 trustee note.

-Associated Press Photo.
This is a general view of the brickyard at the McAle ter, Okla., penitentiary where 22 desperate convicts.
started a riot which led to their escape, the slaying of the brickyai d f ureman, the wounding of another guard
anrd the holding of a third as hostage. Later six of the dcopciadoes were recaptured, but not until C. D. Powell,
50, foreman, had been forced into an automobile, sht t through the head and his body tossed out on a street
near the McAlester business section.

Robinson, ' Dead' To His Soii,
Begins Life Sentence At Atlantar

DIES AF1ER LONG STRUGGLE
DETROIT, May 14. - (A') -- Three-
year-old Geitrude Ellingwood, who
livedI almost a year with a silver tube
in her throat at the Children's Hos-
pital of Michigan, is dead. The tube
was removed April 28, but congestion
set in.

ATLANTA, May 14. --(IP) - Wise-
cracking Thomas H. Robinson, Jr.,
kidnaper of Mrs. Alice Speed Stoll,
began a life sentence at the. Atlanta
Federal Penitentiary today - a dead
man so far as his six-yea.r-old son is
concerned.
The "lone wolf" of the $50,000 ab-
duction was delivered in mid-morning
by Department of Justice agents after
an overnight train ride from Louis-
ville, Ky.
While Robinson went through the
routine of "dressing in," relatives at
Nashville, Tenn., said knowledge of
his whereabouts was carefully kept
from his boy, Jimmy.
"He thinks his father is dead," Mrs.
N. L. Althauser, his grandmother said.
"It is best that he continue be-
lieving that-at least until he is old
enough to understand the whole thing
in the right way."
Before his train reached Atlanta,

Robinson was told he could order his
last meal outside prison. He ordered
orange juice, bacon and eggs, toast
and coffee.
"Be sure my orange juice is from
California oranges -- I've grown par-
tial to them the past few months,' he
jokingly told the waitier.
Robinson - last:of the i ,i lhot'
kidnapers cornered by the Federal
men, was arrested in Glendale, Calif.,
Monday. For 19 months he dodged
the law,
HIe pleaded guilty yes erday at
Louisville, Ky., and began his life
sentence less than 60 oars after his
arrest.
NO CANDLES - MAY BE
LANSING, May 14. --- () - The
mother of Lansing's quadruplets said
today the little girls may not have
any real birthday party Tuesday
unless their health improves. They
will be six years old that day.

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