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The Weather
PRartly cloudy west and north,
thundershowers southeast and
cooler today; tomorrow fair.


Sir i tan


Prize Winner..
Silent Townsend ...
Humanitarian Appeal ..

VOL. XLVI No. 169



Kills Two
Private Army Of Prince
Crushes Nazi Uprising
In Vienna Attack
Seven Men Seized
By Vice-Chancellor
Starhenberg's Deposition
From Cabinet Opposed
By Guardsmen
VIENNA, May 23. - (') -Restless
guardsmen of Prince Ernest Von
Starhemberg's private army, the
Ieimwehr, gave Austria a taste of
action - and bullets - today.
Uniformed defenders of the ousted
Vice-Chancellor's Waxembourg castle
crushed what was officially called a
Nazi attack, killing two men. Seven
others were seized.
Radical leaders of the private army,
chafing at Chancellor Kurt Schusch-
nigg's removal of Von Starhemberg I
from the cambinet and the Chancel-
lor's move to make the Heimwehr
part of a national militia, were urging
a sudden stroke to impose the Heim-
wehr's particular brand of fascism
on the country.
Heimwehr headquarters, however,
officially counselled restraint, urging
Heimwehrmen to await specific
orders from the Prince.
These are expected at a meeting,
probably Tuesday.
Increasing Heimwehr strength in
the provinces, the leaders said, was
particularly encouraging.
The Vorarlberg Heimwehr leader,
Toni Ulmer, declared at a rally:
"No rifle will be taken from us until
Austria is what the Heimwehr wants
it to be."
Honor Guards,
Color Bearers
Named By Gram
Seniors To Escort Honor
Section In Procession At
1936 Commencement
Students selected by the presidents
of the various classes to serve as
Guard of Honor and Color Bearers for
the 1936 Commencement exercises
were announced yesterday by L. M.
Gram, Chief Marshal of the gradua-
tion parade.
The duty of this guard is to escort
the Honor Section in the Commence-
ment procession from the campus to
Ferry Field. Each guard will carry a
pennant decorated with colors repre-
senting his school or college group.
Making up the Honor Section will be
the Faculties of the divisions of the
University, officials of the University,
and recipients of Honorary Degrees.
Seniors who will act as Honor
Guards and Color Bearers are:
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts, Color Bearers: Dwight P.
Bowles and Wallace Gail. Honor
Guards: William R. Reed, Joseph A.
Rothbard, James H. Wiles, John C.

Strayer, Bob D. Hilty, Woodrow W.
Molloy, John M. O'Connell, Morton A.
Alshuler, Edward Adam Stone, How-
ard P. Kahn, Robert R. Sullivan,
Russel T. Walker, John P. Ogden,
John A. Cawley, William Nesbitt
Haas, George R. Williams, Russel H.
Coward, Irving F. Levitt, Philip Mc-
Callum, Parker F. Stetson, Irwin L.
Glasser, William G. Onderdonk, Nor-
man Williamson, Jr., William A. Ren-
ner, Don C. Miller, Frank Fehsenfeld,
Frederick A. Mitchell, Chester D.
Barnes, Van A. Dunakin, Guy C.
Conkle, Jr.
Wayne W. Crosby, William R. Dix-
on, Reginald D. Garnes, Benjamin R.
Charin, James S. Richards, Juan
Rodriguez, Jr., Norman F. Smith,
.Moreau C. Hunt, Wallace Arthur
Batten, Robert W. Atkins, Kenneth
S. Norman, Carl F. Ferner, Virgil R.
Glocheski, Vaudie V. Vandenberg,
Philip H. Oraway, Ward P. Allen,
Emil Isberg, Dan K. Cook, Edward S.
Wendrow, Thomas H. Weller, Alfred
L. Wilds, Jonathan T. Carriel, Ross
A. Beaumont, James K. Davis, Sam-
(Continued on Page 2)

United States Has 50 Million
Unused Musical Instruments

Professor Maddy, Leader
Of Summer Camp, Gives
There are fifty million unused mu-
sical instruments in the United States,
according to Prof. Joseph E. Maddy of
'he School of Music.
If any one is to be accepted as an
authority on this question, Professor
Maddy is the person, for since 1928'
when his National Music Camp in
Interlohen, Mich., for young musi-
cians was opened he has spent a large
portin of his time in training young
people to utilize the fifty-million in-
struments. Professor Maddy is also
president of the Music Educators' Na-
tional Conference and holds so many
other berths of one sort or another
that he frankly admits he sometimes
has to check up to remember which
is which.
Speaking of the idle fifty million,
Professor Maddy declared, "Of course
many of these are pianos, but I have
included in the figure every instru-
ment that can produce music, from
pipe organs down to mouth organs,
ukeleles, and jew's harps.
Professor Maddy probably travels
more than any other American in a
similar field, and at the moment is in
New York. He hasn't been in Ann
Arbor for six weeks and will be un-
able to spend more than a day or
two here before his National Music
Camp opens June 28. He will then be
away for another eight weeks, since
Detroit Bank
Holdup Solved;
Two Arrested
Police Seek Three Others
Involved In Robbery;
Suspect's Mother Held'
DETROIT, May 23. - (P) -Police
and federal agents reported the $64,-
724 holdup of a Detroit bank branch
on May 1 solved tonight with the
arrest of two ex-convicts and the
identification of three other police
characters as members of the gang.
Detective Chief Henry W. Piel said
the pair under arrest, J. Lee Mc-,
Cowell, 35, and Rudolph "Dutch"
Brandt, 42, would be charged with
the robbery in federal court.
The other three sought by police
and federal agents were named by
Piel as: John "Whitey" Conley, form-
er associate of Fred (Killer) Burke
and Robert Newberry, once Al Ca-
pone's chief lieutenant; Charles
Monazym, escaped prisoner; and
Herbert Kendall, alias "The Monk,"
C paroled on a burglary charge.
Announcement of the arrests and
solution of the holdup-first Detroit
bank robbery in six years-was made
by Piel and Harold H. Reinecke of
the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Mrs. Olive Evans, mother of Con-
ley, was held for investigation on
suspicion that she may have pro-
vided a hiding place for her son or
other suspects. She had $243 on her
person when arrested at her home
McDowell had $200 when arrested
Thursday and Brandt, who was
seized Friday, had $218. Piel said
another $286 of bank money was re-
covered at the home of a woman ac-
quaintance of Mrs. Evans.

the camp does not close until August
The camp is the original summer
camp for young musicians and was
founded by Professor Maddy with T.
P. Giddings in 1928. Three hun-
dred youngsters annually spend eight
weeks there making themselves better
musicians with the help of Michigan
The campers are of both sexes;
they live in cabins, under careful
supervision but with as little regula-
tion as possible. Everything having
to do with an orchestra or band is
taught, from actual drum majoring
practice to solo appearances with sym-
phony orchestras. Professor Maddy,
who is in charge of radio music in-
struction in the University, gives
them a good deal of broadcasting, it's
good experience, he thinks.
Professor Maddy is looking forward
to taking several orchestrafuls of those
myriads of dust gathering instru-
ments and putting them to work this
summer, because he thinks that life
has few rewards like those which
come from making boys and girls into
intelligent musicians.
Thirty Million
Chinese People
Hit By Famine
Worst Affected Regions
Practicing Cannibalism
According To Report
CHUNGKING, Szechuan Province,
China, May 23. -(A) -Thirty million
people are facing starvation in Szech-
uan and Honan provinces today, ac-
cording to reports received here from
famine investigators in the interior.
Cannibalism has been found in some
of the worst affected sections of
these provinces, which once served as
plentiful granaries for China.
The horrifying conditions are large-
ly due to repeated floods, followed by
unusually dry summers; but more so
to successive, disastrous incursions
of Chinese Communist soldiers, who,
during the last two years, have swept
through the countryside like plagues
of locusts.
In consequence, the hunger-crazed
population has been driven to des-
peration. All dogs and cats in the
Sountry have long since been de-
voured. Even rats, the investigators
found, are at a premium for food.
Starving parents, in some instances,
have sold their children for a few
icents to buy food.
Officials of the China International
Famine Relief Commission, supported
largely by American contributors, said
today that since 1920 China has suf-
fered no less than 68 floods and fam-
ines, costing millions of lives and in-
volving financial losses sufficient to
pay all of China's foreign and do-
mestic debts.f
Churches Plan
Religious Talks
By Professors
Haiidman And Shepard In
Panel; Eby Is To Explain
1 Meaning Of Kagawa

Black Legion
Tie-Up Denied
By Klan Chief
Wizard Asserts Ku Klux
Took No Part In Killing
Of WPA Employe
Police Head Claims
Klan Is Responsible
50 Men In State Reported
Marked For Death By
NEW YORK, May 23.-(P)--Hiram
W. Evans, imperial wizard of the Ku
Klux Klan, tonight indignantly de-
nied reports that the United Brother-
hood of America, under investigation
at Detroit in the death of a PWA
worker, had any connection with the
The Klan, he said, had no "super-
organization" and no affiliates, and
was firmly aligned on the side of law
against all sorts of illegal violence
or mob action.
Evans said he had "never heard of"
either the legion or brotherhood, and
was sure it was not connected with
either the post-Civil War Klan or its
modern revival.
DETROIT, May 23. - (P)- State
Police Captain Ira H. Marmon, term-
ing the Black Legion "the strong-arm
agency for the Ku Klux Klan," an-
nounced today that he was investigat-
ing a report that 50 Michigan men
had been marked for death by the
secret vigilante organization.
Capt. Marmon said that for months
his. troopers have been making an
extensive investigation of the night
rider society, four of whose members
have confessed the slaying of Charles
A. Poole here.
The Black Legion's Michigan head-
quarters are at Napoleon, Captain
Marmon said, and there are units in
Adrian, Hillsdale, Jackson and De-
troit. Prospective members are asked
if they will "take up arms against
Jews, negroes, and Catholics," he
"We are checking all unsolved mur-
der cases and a number of question-
able suicides in the state," he said,
explaining that he had received a re-
port that the Black Legion was re-
sponsible for a number of deaths
which had been made to appear sui-
JACKSON, May 23-(MP)-Ray Er-
nest, a guard at the Southern Michi-
gan prison, was detained tonight and
witnesses for a one-man grand jury,
were summoned hastily to investi-
gate the reported flogging and death
of Paul Avery, 42.
Avery, who also was a guard at the
prison, died April 14 at his home near
here of what physicians pronounced
heart disease and diabetes.
His widow and his son, Ralph, 20,
told prosecutor Owen Dudley, how-
ever, that Avery had been flogged by
a group of masked men and that he
"seemed to pine away after the beat-
GRAND RAPIDS, May 23. - ()-
Three youths were sentenced today
to Ionia Reformatory for a gasoline
station robbery that netted $3. They
are Ralph Dewey, 17, and Oscar An-
derson, 17, each sentenced for 18
months to 15 years, and Richard Van
Riper, 19, sentenced to six months to
15 years. They had pleaded guilty to
breaking and entering before Superior
Judge Thaddeus B. Taylor._

Indiana's Distance Stars
Smash M ichigan's Hopes

To Retain

Track Crown

Roosevelt Sure
Of Nomination;
Landon Leadingr
Factions Split GOP Party;
New Dealers Will Carry1
Democratic Conventiont
WASHINGTON, May 23. - (P) -
President Roosevelt's renominationG
has become a mathematical certainty
while the Republicans dispute over
crucial decisions confronting the party
at Cleveland a fortnight hence.p y
As matters stand tonight, the New
Deal already is assured of well above
even the two-thirds support tradition-
ally required to win the Democratic
leadership. This strength will be used
in part to bring about majority rule
in the quadrennial conventions.
Where the 904 votes so far selectedr
for Philadelphia are counted virtually
unanimous for the Administration, 788
of the 938 Republican delegates named
to date have not been bound to one
man, although some have been ad-
vised. Whether harmony or discords
in convention will be promoted there-
by is a subject of disagreement.
The situation has both bandwagon
and deadlock possibilities.
Of those most discussed for theI
nomination, Governor Landon of
Kansas profited again this week at
the expense of Senator Borah ofr
Idaho. His rout of the legislator
in the New Jersey primary aroused3
speculation over how strong a fac-;
tor Borah would be in the conven-
tion deliberations. A radio speech
planned by Borah for May 28 may
have a bearing.
Claims of Landon leading had
other claims for Col. Frank Knox ofk
Illinois to contend with. Endorsing
the Chicago publisher as "a militantt
leader," the Illinois Republican con-
vention instructed its eight delegates-
at-large for him. His supporters say
they now have around a quarter of
the 1,001 votes in the convention.
A majority - or 501 - is necessary '
to nominate.
The statement of former President
Hoover that he is not a candidate of-
feredanothing to change the situation.
It was noted that he did not say
he would decline the nomination, ifI
offered. He gave assurance he wasI
not opposing any candidate.1
SDearborn Students
Miss Helene Wilson of the Latin
department of Dearborn High School
brought six carloads of her students
here yesterday so that they might be-
come more acquainted with the Uni-
A trip through the Main Library,
I the Museum and the Classical Mu-
scum featured their inspection of the
The group was especially interested
in the Museum of Classical Archeol-
ogy at Newberry Hall and in the
special collection of ancient vases
shown in Angell Hall. Different mem-
bers of the University explained the
1 exhibits.

Sleeper's Leg Violates
Law Of .ieflex Action
DENVER, May 23. - (P) - Rhyth-
mic snoring in a darkened alleyway
attracted Patrolmen F. M. Dillon and
H. R. Barner.
Dillon tapped the sleeper's shoe
leather with his night stick. The
snoring continued. arner tried, but
to no avail. Then both pounded
lustily. No change.
Becoming alarmed, they hoisted the
slumberer to their shoulders. The
leg dropped off. It was artificial.
Senate Agrees
On House Tax
Bill Revision
Treasury Estimate Places
Yield Of New Measure
At $560,000,000
WASHINGTON, May 23-(P)-The
Senate Finance Committee agreed to-
day on the fundamental framework
of a drastic revision of the House tax
bill, and then set out to fill in struc-
tural details speedily in an attempt
to gain Congressional adjournment
in a fortnight.
A new treasury estimate placed the!
yield of the "compromise" measure at
$560,000,000 of permanent revenue.
The committee was considering se-
riously the imposition of a half-cent-
a-pound excise tax on sugar, intended
to bring in $66,000,000 and lift the
total beyond the $620,000,000 asked
by the President to finance the farm
program and cost of pre-payment of
the bonus.
A subcommittee was named to
study the sugar tax question, but
Chairman Harrison (D-Miss.) indi-
cated that for the sake of speed he
was willing to report the bill out with-
out the levy. If the committee ac-
cepted it, he said, it could be inserted
on the floor.
He reiterated a hope of final com-
mittee action on the bill Monday, al-
though some members said they
thought two or three more days would
be required.
Nevertheless, there was every indi-
cation that the measure would be
ready for consideration on the Senate
floor by late next week.
Senate leaders, bending every ef-
fort to finish legislating by June 6,
arranged to move another key bill-
the deficiency-relief appropriation-
onto the floor ahead of taxes. Ma-
jority chieftains predicted it could be
passed by Thursday or Friday.
Name Winners
Of Michigan
Culver Awards
Royall Frye of Birmingham and
Robert Van Doren of Detroit were an-

Wolverines And Ohio Tie
For Second Place As
Relay Team Is Beaten
Jesse Owens Leads
Individual Scorers
Osgood Ties High Hurdle
World Record; Etchells
Takes Discus Event
COLUMBUS, O., May 23. - (Spe-
cial to The Daily) - Michigan's bid
for its 15th Big Ten outdoor track
title fell short of success today as
more than 14,000 people in the Ohio
Stadium for the 36th Annual West-
ern Conference championships saw a
fighting Indiana team, led by three
great distance stars, score 47 points
to win its first crown from the Wol-
verines and Ohio State, each of whom
scored 39 points to tie for second.
Wisconsin with 32/2 points was
fourth, followed by Illinois with 19%1/2
Iowa with 15, and Minnesota, North-
western and Chicago, each with 11.
Purdue failed to score in the meet.
Fenske Gets Second
Only a second in the mile by Chuck
Fenske of Wisconsin kept D n Lash,
Tommy Deckard and Jimmy Smith of
Indiana in that order from scoring
two slams in the mile and two mile,
and the Hoosiers scored 22 of their
points in these two events, virtually
assuring themselves of victory. A
Rain forced the baseball game be-
tween Michigan and Wisconsin to be
called in the third inning yesterday,
neither team being able to score up
to that time. The Wolverines' next
opponent-will be Western State
Teachers' College, who will play here
at 4 p.m. next Tuesday.

nn Arbor


among the services of
churches today will be
Unitarian Church where
S. Handman and Prof.,

fifth by Walt Stone in the two-mile
run was the only place a Michigan
man could take in the distances.
The Wolverines started out well
after failing to place in the mile, but
their lead was cut down as the meet
neared its end, and a slam for In-
diana in the two-milehdecided the
meet. Michigan had a chance to take
second place alone by placing first
or second in the mile relay, the last
event, but for the first time in two
years of competition together, the
great Wolverine quartet of Fred Stiles,
Harvey Potton, Capt. Frank Aitkens
and Stan Birleson met defeat, and
finished third behind Northwestern
and Indiana. Northwestern came out
of the chute first and was never
headed. Birleson at anchor for the
Wolverines cut a ten-yard deficit be-
hind Indiana in half, but could do
no more. The Wildcats were timed
in 3:15.4, two-tenths of a second be-
hind the Big Ten record Michigan's
team made last year in Ann Arbor.
Stoller Edged Out
Two surprising performances in the
broad jump by Fred Wehling and Dick
Brunton of Illinois forced Michigan's
Sam Stoller from second place in the
broad jump by less than two inches
and the Wolverines' point total re-
ceived another setback.
Jesse Owens was again the indi-
vidual high point man of the meet,
taking four firsts, for the second year
in a row. The only mark he bet-
tered, however, was the American
mark for the 220-yard dash run
around a turn, The Buckeye flash
took the lead coming into the turn
'and finished easily in 21.1, bet-
tering Ralph Metcalfe's record of 21.2.
In the 100 and 220 yard low hurdles
Owens was forced to come from be-
hind to win. Stoller came out of his
blocks first and led for 20 yards in
the century, but Owens finished strong
to win by more than two feet in 9.5.
The Ohio State star lost his stride
on the first three hurdles and was
fifth at the half way mark but his
sprint to the tape from the last bar-
(Continued on Page 6)
Two Bank Robbers
Hunted In Michigan
VICKSBURG, May 23. -(AP) -
State Police joined Kalamazoo County
officers today in a search for two
robbers who slugged Ferris Oswalt,

SCo vitthat of theI
ur Conviys Prof. Max
m i John F. Sh
Tatinpa ohee discussionc
Of Kidnap*ng The Libel
Bartow, Fla., May 23.-(/P) - A church at 6
jury which listened to six weeks of lawn. An e,
testimony took three and a half hours next year wt
today to convict five former Tampa Servicesc
policemen charged with kidnaping Church are;
Eugene F. Poulnot, unemployed labor Brashares w
organizer, last November. "What Sha
Judge Robert T. Dewell deferred Living," and
sentence for four days pending a new Dr. Edward
trial motion for the husky defendants. a discussion
Christian's C
I They are C. A. Brown, Jr., John P.
Bridges. Sam Crosby, F. W. Switzer, an Guild m
and C. W. Carlisle. p.m. with I
The officers, suspended from the speaking or
Tampa force after the affair, were The Rev.
charged with a part in the abduc- First Presby
tion of Poulnot, Sam Rogers and Jo- at 10:45 a
seph Shoemaker, leaders in a coalition Church ont
political organization formed to "clean Utopia." A
up" Tampa politics, five upperci
A squad of policemen, entering and reli io
.:.hnI a xrar +fopi. th t i nd egi


iepard will lead a panel
on 'Religion, Opiate or
ral Students' union of the
Church will leave the
p.m. to meet on the Jewell
:lection of officers for the
ill beheld at that time.
of the First Methodist
at 10:45 a.m. Dr. C. W.
vil preach on the subject
all We Do About High
d at noon in Stalker Hall,
W. Blakemann will lead
on on "The Educated
Obligation." The Wesley-
neeting will be held at 6
Dr. Warren E. Forsythe
"What Is Life?"
Norman C. Kunkle of the]
yterian Church will speak
.m. at the First Baptist
the subject, "The Cross in
special program at which
lassmen ofithe University
of convictions about life
an which have taken a

More And More
As Students

Flanked by a motley assortment of
more than 100 hats, several suede
jackets, coats, sweaters, dozens of
gloves, enough pens and pencils to
stock a store, umbrellas and books
amid many other things, the Uni-
versity lost and found department, in
charge of Miss Florence Burnham,
bears mute testimony to the fact that
if Michigan does not have the most3
forgetful students of any university,
its students at least rank near the
This motley assortment of articles
has a story behind it in the form of
answers to several questions: who
finds these articles, whether men or
women lose the most, and what be-
comes of them?


nounced yesterday as 'the recipients
Artcles Lost of the Emily Jane Culver Scholarships
for Michigan entitling them to three-
Keep Forgetting year scholarships to Culver Military
Academy in Culver, Indiana.
Mr. Henry Backus -one of the Alternates selected were Robert
five custodians of Angell Hall - gives Spaulding of Holland, Donald G. Mc-
a representative picture of the articles Leod of Detroit and Robert Salsbury
picked up. He has found almost of Grand Rapids.,
every kind of wearing apparel, rain The awards are given annually to
coats and rubbers predominating, ninth grade boys from Michigan and
watches, jewelry and almost every-
thing but money. Michigan students Ohio states amounting to $3,300 each,
apparently hang on to whatever covering board and room and tuition
money they have. for three years. The selections were
Research shows that women for- made on the basis of mental achieve-
get more things than do men. This ment tests given to 70 boys who were
fact might signify that women would I recommended by their respective
make better plumbers than men. schools. The 11 finalists came to Ann
At the Union, checkroom attendant Arbor where they were further ex-
Ralph Duart said that very few things amined on the basis of personality,
are found. What little are lost are physical fitness and promise.
quickly claimed. He has found books The University of Michigan mem-
mostly, a couple of watches and, in bers of the 1936 awards included
the washroom, several razors. Dean James B. Edmonson of the
The old axiom of "losers weepers, School of Education and Ira Smith,

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