THE MICHIGAN DAILY SATtDA
Returning Alumni Fill Union Ballroom I This Reporter
For Daily's 50th Anniversary Banquet 'Polished' His
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lunch." Ann Arbor had wooden side-
walks then, according to Wood, and
after football games people put the
sidewalks on bonfires. "Now we have
cement sidewalks and student activi-
ties are curtailed in that respect."
On the subject of the paper, Wood
said, "As a working newspaper man,
I think The Daily should be a stu-
dent paper, run by students, free to
express opinions of students-with a
minimum of faculty control."
Newspaper's Duty Described
The death of Chamberlain was seen
by Wood not as the beginning of a
new era, but another move in the
cycle we are all living in. People, in
Wood's opinion, are beginning to
think for themselves more. It is
the newspaper's duty, he said, to im-
press the force of democracy on its
The time of his editorship was a
transition period, according to Judge
Jayne of the Wayne Circuit Court.
Early editors were rugged individual-
ists, he said, until the University
bought the paper and set up the fac-
ulty-student Board, on which he
served as one of the first student
members. "And then I went out and
became a judge," he added.
Example Of Leadership
"An excellent example of construc-
tive leadership during the years" is
how Parker, president of the Uni-
versity of Michigan Club of Chica-
go, 1939-40, characterized The Daily.
He remarked that the problem fac-
ing editors now is the same as in his
editorship, since the world situation
is similar to that of 1916. He spoke
of the United States need for the
leadership other countries have lacked
in these critical times.
Daily Fundamentally Unchanged
Roesser, alumni officer in the Buf-
falo University of Michigan Club, de-
scribed the University as being the
same and The Daily fundamentally
unchanged since he was business edi-
tor of the paper. He expressed the
doubt that students are radical and
added that "the future of The Daily
can safely be left in the hands of the
men and women of The Daily today
--guided by older men."
Roesser quoted from the editorial
pages of The Daily of 1924 and noted
that writers then were asking "Why
doesn't the University have a radio
station?" The most excitement, he
cited, was in the effort to beat the
Ann Arbor paper out on the streets
with the extra after the football
Following the banquet, Professor
Sunderland announced ' that the
Union had invited staff members and
alumni to be guests of the Union at
Guests at the banquet numbered
450, including 250 alumni, their wives
and other friends of The Daily.
Returning alumni will be guests of
the University at the Michigan-
Northwestern game this afternoon.
Completing the Celebration, The
Daily is holding open house today.
Exhibits have been placed around the
Student Publications Building illus-
trating the history of The Daily.
Harold Titus, 11, toastmaster, speaks to the 450 assembled Daily
staff members, past and present, at, the Celebration Banquet last night.
Left to right: Mrs. Edson R. Sunderland, Ralph Stone, '92L, Professor
Sunderland, toastmaster Titus and Mrs. Titus.
H1916 Managing EditorTrace
History From .Daily' Headlines
By JOHN BUNDY PARKER, '17
"What are you doing,living in the
past?" We looked up from the yel-
lowed pages of the 1916-17 Daily files
through which we were skimming, to
find our ex-roommate and severest
critic, the author of this scathing re-
mark, E. E. Mack, '17, towering above
"Not exactly. It's more a case of
reliving the present," was our retort
And that is a fact. In 1916 as in
1940 the columns of The Daily re-
ported history in the making, a world
crisis, governments toppling, the map
of Europe being reshaped. In the
United States there was a bitterly con-
ested national election, national de-
fense plans were developed and per-
fected, huge appropriations (for
them) were passed and selective ser-
vice was inaugarated.
But let the following Daily head-
lines tell the story:
Oct. 3, 1916 - "Londoners See Giant
Zeppelin Burn in Air."
Oct. 4, - Page ad announces "Miss1
Billie Burke in Gloria's Romance."
The "exceptional photoplay" is
described as "the greatest cinemat-
Oct. 21, - "President Wilson At-
tacked in Pittsburgh Street - Un-
Nov. 10, - "Woodrow Wilson Re-
Nov. 12, - "Cornell Triumphs Over
Michigan 23 to 20." Story of game
filed by Hal Fitsgerald, Sports Ed-
itor, from Ithaca, too realistic to
suit members of football squad.
Dec.7,- -"Bucharest Captured by
Dec. 8, - Half page ad describes new
line of "Varsity Fifty-five" suits
and "Varsity Six-Hundred" O'coats
by Hart, Schaffner & Marx. (But
A. S. Hart, '17, future cothing ty-
coon was then too busy running the
student council and writing Daily
editorials to worry about the trade.)
Dec. 10, - "Michigan to have Varsity
Basketball Beginning with the 1917-
Jan. 5, 1917 - New style and type
of mast-head adopted for The
Daily. It has continued for 24 years
and appears at the head of this
Jan. 16, - "Admiral Dewey Dies."
Jan. 21, - Special auto show edition
carries ads of Chalmers, Maxwell,
Detroit Electric, Hudson, Hupp,
Chevrolet, Dodge, Studebaker and
Jan. 26, - Inlander magazine head-
lines current issue in display ad
featuring "Morrie" Dunne on
"Michigan for Men" - a smashing
Note: Maurice has relented! His
charming, older daughter is now
a student at Michigan).
Feb. 14, +- "Congress Votes U. S.
Navy Appropriation of $369,000,000
- largest in Naval Defense in Na-
Feb. 20, - 100,000 Spies in U. S. Says
Feb. 22, - Washington's birthday.
American flag printed in red, white,
and blue colors, First use of color
printing in college dailies.
Feb. 23, - Michigan Votes to Re-
enter Western Conference culmin-
ating campus fight to resume Big-
Nine Relations led by The Daily.
Mar. 3 - "U. S. Power Plant Blows
Up, Sabotage Indicated."
Mar.I & - "zr Nihnla Abdicates"
Fort Sheridan. H. C. L. Jackson
and skeleton staff carry on.
Cull from the foregoing items of
campus news and the advertisements
of a quarter of a century ago and youj
will find headlines that are equally
applicable to this year's Daily. History
does repeat itself.
Omniscence is not claimed for the
editorial board of the 1917 Daily, yet
the following paragraphs taken from
the lead editorial of January 20, 1917,
are strangely prophetic in the light
of later events.
"Americans are heartily disliked
by Mexicans and even further south
we are regarded with distrust. This
fact ought to receive the careful
consideration of Michigan men who
are thinking of trying Latin-Amer-
ica as a field after graduation. It
need not scare them, but they will
be doing their country and their
university inestimable good if they
study the matter and do something
toward correcting the situation.
"Germans are most popular in
South America, and they make the
most money. Their secret is that
they adapt themselves to their en-
vironment, and put themselves out
to please their neighbors. If Mich-
igan students who are planning a
career in the South American coun-
tries adopt this attitude they will do
much to advance themselves and
benefit their country."
Had the thoughts and objectives
expressed in that editorial been fur-
thered by diplomatic and trade lead-
ers in the past quarter century how
different would be America's prob-
lem of coordinating and defending
the Western hemisphere today!
By C. C. MECHLING, '03M~
While serving on the Editorial Staff
of the Michigan Daily News, in 1902-
'03, and representing the Medical,
School, I had the good fortune in
being able to interview freely Dr.
Novy, who gave news and policies of
the school, which were of interest to
all the department, but particularly
to the Medical students.
On one occasion, we reported the
reading of a paper by Professor War-
thin at a meeting of pathologists at
Cleveland. The paper was entitled,
"The Change Produced in Hemo-
lymph Glands of the Sheep by Splen-
ectomy, Hemolytic Poisons and Hem-!
orrhage." We had assisted him in his
experiments and believed the publish-
ing of this particular item was of
campus interest and that it would
Large Exchange FileI
At that time, the News had a fair-
ly large exchange circulation with
newspapers in the State. The Ponti
ac Press copied this particular item
as being of interest to their farmerI
subscribers and added that "Every
farmer should have a copy." The ed-
itor had surmised correctly, as many
of the farmers wrote to Professor
Warthin for a copy of his "book," so'
that they could treat their sick sheep
more intelligently. To further add to
his annoyance, a flood of checks,
money orders and cash in prepayment
for a bottle of his "Sheep Medicine";
followed in a short time. Of course he
returned it all, but this required
considerable time and expense. I saw
him daily, being a laboratory assis-
tant, his conversations were chilly
affairs for several weeks.
The regular and the homeopathic
medical schools were not on con-
genial terms. The latter had a new
hospital, which had become possible
through efforts of some sympathetic
regents. The school did not have
enough students, however, and soon
faded out of the Campus picture
Dean Vaughan of the Medical School
was cooperative when modest publici-
ty was desirable and thus made it
possible to modestly publicize the
growing Medical School through the
columns of the News. I was fortunate
in having a ready entree to his office
and laboratory, and personal contacts
with him and Professor Novy were a
delight to me, an admiring under-
graduate. Dr. Vaughan gave me a
resume of Dr. Walter Reeds' epoch-
making discoveries In yellow fever.
Soon afterward, Dr. Reed visited Dean
Vaughan, who arranged an evening
lecture in University Hall, and the
Medical School listened, entranced, to
his remarkable discoveries before
they had been announced to the med-
ical world. This lecture made copy
for the News.
Beer Bottles Banish
Demon Daily Editor
To Unsought Fame
(F. E. Gooding sends the followng
autobiographical epitaph from the
pages of The Daily of 1909):
FINDS BEER BOTTLES
IN DAILY OFFICE
Ann Arbor, Sunday, Nov. 3, 1909-
Two empty beer bottles were found
by Managing Editor Eldridge upon
his return to the Daily Office last
evening around midnight. Eldridge
had refereed a football game between
Case and Western Reserve and un-
expectedly returned to the campus
at the late hour Saturday. The
ownership of the bottles is as yet un-
determined but it is rumored that
important disclosures will follow.
BOARD IN CONTROL
OF STUDENT PUBLICATIONS
Ann Arbor, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1909.-
Charged with the knowledge of two
empty beer bottles in The Daily Of-
fice last Saturday night, F. E. Good-
ing, News Editor, appeared yesterday
before a full session of the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
Startling developments are antici-
GOODING BEFORE DEAN
ON BEER BOTTLE CHARGE
Ann Arbor, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1909.
-F. E. Gooding, News Editor of The
Michigan Daily, appeared yesterday
before Dean Hutchins to answer to
the charge of having knowledge of
two empty beer bottles found in The
Daily Officelast Saturday night.
Ann Arbor, Thursday, Nov. 7, 1909.t
-The Board in Control of Student
Publications has accepted the resigna-
tion of F. E. Gooding as News Edi-
tor of the Michigan Daily, effective
today. Mr. Gooding in another column
of this issue publicly declares his
withdrawal from the heated race for
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Ortmieyer Sings Of 'Daily' Things
A verse may be fitting to help celebrate
The Michigan Daily's half-century fete
For all who've been honored to serve on its staff
Have built in its files their combined autograph.
What mem'ries are sweeter than those of each night
We labored to bring next day's issue to light.
Is not then each one of us quite justified
In looking on our part with no little pride?
No matter what course our own lives may have run,
Whatever the heart break or joy we have won,
It was in its service the impulse we gained
To do and endure with a courage unfeigned.
Long live then The Daily, e'er may it impart
A fervor unfailing to both mind and heart.
hiow glad are we ex-eds to see it embark
And sail for the next port -
THE CENTURY MARK!
-- Arthur H. ,Ortmeyer, '06L
Celebration Banquet attracts
Alumni From Coast to Coast
Morris Zwerdling, '29-32L, 1426
Union Industrial Bldg., Flint. An at-
torney, he was telegraph editor of
The Daily in 1926-27 and president of
the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation.
Jean Campbell. '29, Greenwood
Inn., Evanston, Ill.
Harry M. Carey, '29, 80 Federal
Street, Boston, Mass.
G. Thomas McKean, '29, Detroit.
Marjorie E. Follmer, '30, Vicks-
burg. Pursuing a business career she
was women's editor of The Daily dur-
ing 1929-30, publicity chairman of
JGP of 1928 and a member of Wy-
vern and Mortarboard.
George E. Simons' 30, 2012 Jackson
Blvd., Chicago, Ill. Manager of sales
promotion department of General
Electric X-Ray Corporation, he was
night editor during 1928-29 and news
editor in 1929-30 and a member of
Sphinx and Michigamua.
In Ahtomobile Circles
Edward Warner, '30, 20115 Lich-
field Drive, Detroit. Engaged as
news editor of automotive publica-
tions, "Automotive Industries," "Mo-
tor Age" and "Commercial Car Jour-
nal," he was sports editor of The
Daily in 1929-30. He was also chair-
man of the Gridiron Banquet of 1930
and a member of the swimming team.
Kasper Halverson, '31, A. 1, Geneva,
T. Hollister Mabley, '31E, 2323
Yorkshire Road, Birmingham.
George S. Bradley, '30-'32L, 1304
Second Ntional Bank Building, To-
ledo, O. A partner of a law firm,
he was circulation manager in 1928-
29, and a member of the Board in
Control of Student Publications from
1929 to 1931.
Sheldon C. Fullerton, '32, 2819
Northwood Ave., Toledo, O. The di-
rector of the club service department
of the National Exchange Club, he
was sports editor of The Daily in
Charles T. Kline, '32, 333 N. Michi-
gan Ave., Chicago, Ill. While in col-
lege he held the position of busi-
ness manager of The Daily. Now he
is engaged as a publisher's repre-
Also On Ensian
Joe P. Gates, '32, Howell, occupied
as the prosecuting attorney for Liv-
ingston County, he was advertising
manager of the 'Ensian while in col-
George A. Stauter, '33, Associated
Karl Seiffert,,'33, 3224 Crooks Rd.,
Orvil R. Aronson, '34, 1516 Ford
Bldg.,.Detroit. Manager of adver-
Using in The Daily in 1933 he is now
engaged in the sale of bonds.
Thomas Connellan, '34, Beals and
Selkirke Truck Co.
Robert E. Finn, '34, Tribune Tow-
er, Chicago, Ill. Now engaged as a
newspaper representative he was pub-
lications manager of The Daily dur-
Richard Stratemeier, '33-'34 BAd.,
242 Manin St., Hamburg, N.Y. In
charge of investment banking, he
was accounts manager of The Daily
during 1931-32 and vice-president of
the senior class of the Business Ad-
Fred A. Huber, '34; 2900 West Grand
Blvd., Detroit. The editorial direc-
tor of the Michigan Sports Service,
he was a member of the sports staff
THE MICHIGAN DAILY, edited
and managed by students of the
University of Michigan under the
authority of the Board in Control
of Student Publications.
Managing Editor, Hervie Haufler;
Editorial Director, Alvin Sara-
sohn; City Editor, Paul M.
Associate Editors: Howard A.
Goldman, Karl Kessler, Milton
Sports Editor, M. Donald Wirt-
chafter; Women's Editor, Esther
I (isr- Exchanze Edi-r Helen
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and vice-president of Sigma DeltaI
Chi in 1934.
George J. Andros, '38, 820 E. AnnE
St., Ann Arbor.C
Fred Beusser, '37, 916 Lafayette
Lyman W. Bittman, '37, 716 S. War-1
ren Ave., Saginaw.
Stanle A. Joffe, '37, 12489 Mendota
Tuure Tenander, '38, 131 Simonds,
Fitchburg, Mass. Crocker, Burbank1
Papers, Inc., Fitchburg.
Ernest A. Jones, '38, 69 Seward Ave.,
Detroit. Advertising with MacManus,
John and Adams, Inc., Detroit.
Norman B. Steinberg, '38. 511 Mel-
rose St., Chicago. Advertising Solici-
tor - Chicago Tribune.
Frank Coolidge, '38, 1127 Kensing-
ton Rd., Grosse Pointe Park. Wayne
University Law School.
Irving Silverman, '38, 1216 Astor
St., Chicago. Advertising copy writer
with Esquire, Inc.
Bob Weeks, '38, 170 Massachusetts1
Ave., Detroit. The Detroit News.
Helen Douglas, '38, 3624 Balfour1
Donald J. Wilsher, '38, 5577 Lins-
dale Ave., Detroit.a
Burton R. (Bud) Benjamin, '39,
2669 Euclid Hts.., Cleveland Heights,
Ohio. NEA Service, Inc.
Robert D. Mitchell, '39, Ann Arbor.
Grad., University of Michigan.
Horace W. Gilmore, '39, Ann Arbor.
University of Michigan Law School.
Earl R. Gilman, '39, Ann Arbor.
University of Michigan Law School.
Mrs. Jack Brennan, '39, Manistee.
Robert I. Fitzhenry, '39, 1420 E.1
31st, Cleveland. Reporter for the
Betty Bonisteel, '39, Ann Arbor.
Education School, University of Mich-
Philip Buchen, '39, Law Club, Ann
Arbor. Law student of the University.
George S. Quick, '39 War Depart-
ment, Office of Chief of Ordnance,
Washington, D. C.
Harold L. Gann, '39, South Bend,'
In 1910 Election
Is Finally Told
Ralph Block, '11, ReVeals
How Contest Of Board
Was Won By 'Cabal'
By BRIDGET G. BLOCK, '33E
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. Nov. 7. 1940.
(Special to The Daily) - How a ca-
ble won the Board in Control of Stu-
dent Publications elections at the Un-
iversity of Michigan in 1910 was relat-
ed to this reporter tonight by Ralph,
J. Block, '11. It is understood by those
in the know here that others involved
in this political take-over were Vic-
tor Jose, '11, and Philip Kniskern,
Interviewed at his old abode in
Beverly Hills, Block was reluctant to
spill the details of the old scandal.
Assured by your correspondent that it
was either "give or buy Bridget a
lollipop," the veteran sleight-of-hand
artist finally consented to bare the
now crumbling skeleton.
"How well I remember that day,"
said Block, stretching his lanky five
feet eight and a half inches, and
shifting your reporter to his other
knee. "Forgive an old man his nos-
talgias - but it was in May. May, the
poet's month - May in Ann Arbor,
with its songs of frogs and cutting of
eight o'clocks. If I thought John
Brumm was listening I'd describe you
a real description . . . . Where was
I? Oh, yes - the election. Well, here's
how it happened. Jose, Kniskern and
myself got together for a conference
down at Joe's one afternoon and fig-
ured out the campaign strategy.
There was just one chance to win -
Women's League. No co-ed, a peculiar
term used in those days for a skirt,
To Army Men
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"Looks to me as if some powder
dump's caught fire."y
The cessation of traffic at Fleville
had been but momentary. The ar-
tery of transportation which carries
us along the eastern edge of the Ar-
gonne is alive with vehicles again,
all running in darkness.
Our chauffeur swears in amaze-
ment, as a camion tears around the
bend, toward us, with headlights all
ablaze. Our munition truck slows
down, and we shout to the driver of
the lighted camion. He drives on,
recklessly, shouting back some unin-
telligible jargon, which we suspect is
A few moments later another ve-
hicle, this time a Dodge touring car,
speeds toward us with headlights on.
They're getting careless, we think,
now that the enemy's line is being
"It's stillagainst orders to show
lights, isn't it, driver?"
"Yes, sir! If I was to show lights
I'd be skinned alive, no doubt. The
'taubes' still follow troop movements
and bombers are still dropping 'eggs'
Another truck comes along with
lights on. It is loaded with doughboys
headed for the lines. They are yell-
ing and shouting like mad.
"Feenish la guerre! - Feenish la
"Allez! Allez! You cockeyed road
hogs," roars our driver. "Allez! Toot
sweet, or I'll feenish you!"
'Fini La Guerre!'
"Fini la guerre!" is the triumphant
wail, as the boisterous crew rumble
northward toward the lines. Their en-
thusiasm is contagious as it dawns on
us that the much-talked-of-armis-
tice has been signed. The end of the
war! God, this is something to cele-
As we rattle into Varennes our
eyes are met with a stirring sight.
The mud flats, on which are pitched
the tents of Evacuation Hospital No.
14, are ablaze with light from a huge
pile of sacks of powder that has just
been ignited. The light shoots far in-
to the heavens above us and illu-
mines the desolate ruins of the town.
We can see the cliff to the south,
honeycombed with cave-like dugouts
which were excavated by the Germans
to furnish them quarters protected
from shellfire. We can see the ridge
to the westward where the gaunt,
dead trunks of shell-torn trees stand
like skeleton sentinels in the waver-
An abandoned German cannon still
points southward from the ridge while
near it a steel-turreted machine gun
nest stands vacant and rusted.
Hilarious and Hoarse
Black forms, silhouetted between
the bonfire and the road, dance and
shout hilariously. Patients hobble out
of ward tents, surgeons gather by
the operating tent, while other sl-
diers yell themselves hoarse.
A band has appeared from some-
where. It belongs to an infantry reg-
iment which is moving up. It plays,
victoriously, triumphantly, while sev-
eral groups of men catch up the
words of "Over There!" The song ends
with a joyful roar: "And we'll all go
home, for it's over -over here!"
Wild exhilaration seizes us as we
gaze down upon this scene. Fini la
The crisp, night air is cold and
penetrating, but we feel a warm thrill
as our truck jolts over some frozen
ruts and comes to a jerky halt.
We mingle with the excited throng,
then sit on a heap of cross ties with-
in the warmth of the burning pow-
der, while the band plays and the
Ruin Beyond Description
The once picturesque little town of
Varennes, patronized by Napoleon
and Josephine, is now a crumbled
ruins of pulverized masonry and low,
jagged walls - devastated beyond
The uneven drone of German bomb-
ers is heard, far up in the sky. Our
fire-split hospital is a perfect target.
On other nights, bombs have dropped
near us, presumably aimed at con-
voys on the highways or at suspected
munition or supply dumps. But to-
night no bombs are dropped.
* * *
The brilliance cast by the great
bonfire of powder and railroad ties
is fading. Shadowy forms emerge
from the gloom with more fuel, for-
aged from a nearby powder cache. Be-
fore they can replenish the fire, two
strange officers, one a colonel, appear
on the scene and order the blaze ex-
"But Colonel -, " expostulates one
of the young lieutenants eagerly, "the
"Armistice, hell!" interrupts the
strange officer. "There's no Armistice!
The roads up ahead are clogged with
We sloe through half frozen mud
to the triage as a loaded ambulance
skids to a stop. The rumor of peace
is blasted. Other ambulances, lights
out, roll and lurch along the broken
road from Grandpre to our hospit-
More Than 40 Years Ago
Girl Reporters Were
Seen And Not Heard
By CARRIE V. SMITH, '96
The Michigan Daily was very young
indeed when I had what seemed to me
then the great honor pf helping on
its Editorial Staff. I doubt if anyone
will remember me, as I was not in
any way conspicuous, and I do not
recall that anything I did amounted
to much. Girls were few in those
days, being not more than "% of 1
percent" of the college population,
and barely tolerated by the dominant
sex. So it behooved us to step softly
at all times and never to express an
opinion out loud.
The men on the staff were nice to
me but I did notice that my assign-
ments were always to cover some
kind of a meeting that none of them
wouli have attended on a bet. And
if there were ever any prerequisites
when we revered our noble Prexy.
anything about them. I always sus-
pected that the boys paid themselves
out of whatever profits there were
but I never asked any questions. Ev-
idently I did not lay that up against
them and admired them quite be-
yond their just deserts. I remember
being mostly unhappy because I
could not vote for both the boys who
wanted to be managing editor !
My connection with The Daily was
responsible for my being chosen on
the Board of '96 Class Annual. That
was before I had decided not to return
to college that year but to be married
instead-a difficult but happy choice.
M hushan1 Char1: e M .tehhins.
To Riot Funds
Kenneth G, Patrick, '29, former
managing editor of The Daily, has
been wondering what happened to the
remorse fund collected after the foray
against a local theatre during the
historic riot of the 1928 football sea-
Patrick described the incident in
a recent letter to The Daily.
"A young man who is now a respec-
table engineer peeled off his coat and
unleashed in the direction of the
plate glass front the entire contents
of a case of pop bottles standing
nearby. It was a performance much
admired by the crowd, as each missile
was delivered individually and after
a leisurely windup."
"In a rush of conscience the next
day we inaugaurated a remorse fund.
It was deposited in one of the local
banks. For the life of me I can't
remember today what happened to
the money "
Inquiry at the bank revealed that
the money was definitely collected.
According to teller D. Warren, who
was then a bookkeeper in the bank,
the students stood at both ends of
the diagonal with pails, asking for
contributions. The records of this
bank are now reposing in the files
of the FDIC, since a merger in 1933
combined three banks of Ann Arbor.
The theatre management, when
questioned, said that they have never
received the money, and heard noth-
ing about such a collection. Now The