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Defense Motion


Of Not Guilty Is
Denied Padgett
Prosecution Rests
Case; Defendant May
Take Stand Today
A defense motion asking a directed
verdict of not guilty was denied yes-
terday in the two-day old retrial of
William H. Padgett, on trial for the
niurder of City Policeman Clifford
Stang here nine years ago.
At the same time the prosecution
rested its case after its two chief
witnesses, William Conlin and Her-
bert-T. Wetherbee, proprietors of the
clothing store, in which the murder
allegedly took place had "positively"
identified the defendant as the man
in their store March 21, 1935.
In making the "not guilty" mo-
tion Nelson pointed out that no testi-
mony had been brought out indicat-
ing that the defendant actually did
the shooting. Although. two shots
were fired during the attempted
holdup which resulted in Stang's
death, he contended, neither Her-
bert Weatherbee nor William Conlin
proprietors, were eye witnesses even
though in the store at the time.
Judge Chenot denied the motion
on the grounds that the state does
not have to show by direct evidence
who fired the shot and that there is
no evidence of self incrimination or
violation of constitutional rights.
"I'll charge the jury on the law,"
he said in making the decision, "but
they alone must decide the facts. If
they have to speculate, they will."
Nelson also pointed out that the
prosecution had failed to inform him
of the absence of Lt. James Akers,
one of the key witnesses in the orig-
inal trial. It was through Akers' tes-
timony before the Supreme Court last
November that the retrial was grant-
Special Prosecutor Albert J. Rapp
said after yesterday's session that he
expected the case to gobefore the
jury today after additional evidence
had been presented by the. defense.
He also indicated that Padgett, who
has not appeared before the court as
yet, may take the stand today.
Catholic Group To Meet
Group discussion in Christian doc-
trine and devotions will be continued
by Catholic students at 7:30 p.m. to-
day in the clubrooms of St. Mary
Student Chapel.
$ .40 per 15-word insertion for
one or two days. (In-
crease of 10c for each
additional 5 words.)
$1.00 per 15-word insertin for
hree or more days. (In-
crease of 25c for each
additional 5 words.)
Contract Rates on Request
BOYS wanted for work in kitchen
for luncheon and dinner. 1501
Washtenaw, phone 23279; Mrs.
BOY WANTED for dishwashing. Ap-
ply in person. Martha Cook Build-

ing; between 8 and 1.
STUDENT-Men and women. Good
pay. Excellent meals. University
Grill. 615 East Williams. Phone
MEN to work during mealtime for
board. Contact cook or manager.
Phone 2-3179.
FOR SALE-One indirect lighting
student lamp. $4.00. Phone 26085.
FOR SALE-Second-hand Keuffel &
Esser Mannheim Slide Rule. Ex-
cellent condition. Call 463 Jordan
after 6:00.
REVLON lipsticks and wind-milled
face powder, nail enamels and ac-
cessories at Marshalls, next to the
State Theatre.
Good ones, used, reconditioned.
While they last, $3.00 up. 713 S.
Division Street.
MIMEOGRAPiING: thesis binding.
Brumfield and Brumfield, 308 S.

IjIciitan iten at liat


Cuban. Girl Reported 'Well and
Happy' in Letter to Nurses Aide

Associate professor in the Univer-
sity from 1935 to 1942, William P.
Halstead of Ann Arbor was promoted
to the rank of first lieutenant at the
School for Special Service in Lexing-
ton, Va., where he is an instructor in
the Orientation and Education De-
Lt. Halstead, who received a Ph. D.
in Speech from the University in
1935, taught acting, directing, radio
and public speaking. Entering the
Army in June, 1942, as an enlisted
man, he was a weather observer at
Gowan Field, Boise, Idaho.
He was then sent to the quarter-
master school where he was commis-
sioned July 2, 1943. After serving in
the Quartermaster Section at Tinker
Field, Okla., he was sent to the
School for Special Service as an in-
Second Lt. Roosevelt Stiger of
Jackson who graduated from the Uni-
versity with a B.A. degree in 1942,
recently reported for duty at Selfridge
Field where he has been assigned to
the 553rd Fighter Squadron.
Selfridge Field is the first duty as-
signment of Lt. Stiger who was com-
missioned March 12, 1944, after re-
ceiving aviation cadet training at
Tuskegee Army Air Field. Tuskegee,
Eight at Maxwell Field
Eight former students from the
University have reported to the Pre-
Flight School at Maxwell Field, Ala.,
to begin another phase of their train-
ing in the Army Air Forces. Here
the aviation cadets will receive nine
weeks of intensive physical, military
and academic instruction.
They are Aviation Cadets Frank E.
Douglass, who attended the Univer-
sity in 1940-42; Robert D. Grossman,
1940-41; Arthur E. Hagen, Jr., 1942-
43; -George A. Male, 1942-43; Mar-
shall F. Moser, 1939-43 (B.A. De-
gree); Irving W. Oberfelder, 1942-43;
John M. Quinn, 1936-37; and William
L. Schmidt, Jr., 1940-43.
John B. Dalton of Plainfield, N.J.,
received the silver wings of a Flying
Officer and was commissioned a sec-
ond lieutenant in the Army Air Forces
when he graduated from Columbus
Army Air Field near Columbus, Miss.,
April 15.
Twenty-Six Commissioned
Former collegians from the cam-
puses of more than 125 American col-
leges and universities helped to swell
the record-breaking total of combat
pilots who received their wins this
month from the 11 southwestern ad-
vanced flying schools of the AAF
Training Command, for this month's
graduation ceremonies were the larg-
est ever held by the Central Flying
Training Command.
Fifth longest list among American
colleges represented on the Central
Radio Series
To Begin Soon
The first in a series of programs
on medical subjects to be presented
by the University will be given at
11:15 p.m., Thursday, April 27, over
[Station WJR, Detroit.
Opening the series will be a talk on
"Modern Treatment of Arthritis" by
Dr. Richard H. Freyberg, assistant
professor of internal medicine and
head of the Rackham Arthritis Re-
search Unit.
In following programs, Dr. Ernest
H. Watson will speak on "Accidents
in Childhood," Dr. Robert A. Rettig
will talk on "Post-War Problems
Relative to Tropical Diseases," and
Dr. Russell DeJong will discuss "Sick
Headaches: Their Significance and
Joint sponsors of the series are the
State Medical Society, the University
School of Medicine and the Extension
Life Union Cards on Sale

Union life membership cards are
now available at the Union business
offices. All civilian students who
have attended the University for the
equivalent, of eight semesters are
entitled to life membership.

Flying Training Command gradua-
tion roster was that of this Univer-
sity which contributed the number of
26 ex-students to the ranks of newly-
commissioned bomber and fighter
pilots. This month's graduation cer-
emonies were the largest ever held
by the Central Flying Training Com-
Fighter pilots receiving their wings
at Eagle Pass, Tex., were Robert J.
Farr of St. Clair, who attended the
University in 1942; Ralph C. Rfeid of
Saginaw, '40-'43; Earl A. Hoag of
Ann Arbor, '39-'40; Donald F. M-
Ember of Ludington, '41-'43; Donald
G. McHenry of Grosse Pointe, '42-
'43; John R. Traige of Sault Ste, Ma-
rie, '42-'43; and John W. Walcott of
Ann Arbor, '39-'43.
Bomber Pilots Graduated
Bomber pilots graduating from Al-
tus Field, Okla., were William J.
Wehrly of Farmington, who attend-
ed the University from 1940-41; Lu-
ther N. Post of White Plains, N.Y.,
1940-43; and Clayton L. Henderson of
Muskegon, 1940-42.
Other fighter pilots receiving their
coveted wings from Aloe Field, Tex.,
were George M. McConkey of Ann
Arbor, who was a student here from
1941-42; Allen V. Mundt of Marin-
ette, Wis., 1940-43; Austin S. Miller
of Mt. Pleasant, '40-'42; and Byron
Smith, Jr., of Valparaiso, Ind., 1941-
43, from Foster Flying Field, Tex.
Other bomber pilots who gradu-
ated from Texas air fields were Edgar
B. Gibson of Detroit, who was a
student here from 1939-41, from El-
lington Field, Paul J. Keenan of
Rochester, N.Y., 1940-43; also from
Ellington Field, Flight Officer Thom-
as Wilson of Saginaw. 1940-42, from
Frederick Field.
Three Finish Training
Graduating from the Lubbock Field,
Tex., were John H. Hoppin of Detroit,
who attended the University from
1937-40; David W. Peters, Jr., of De-
troit, 1942-43; and Cornelius F. Van-
derberg of Rochester, N.Y., 1940-43.
From Pampa Field, Tex., graduated
Richard J. Brashler of Columbus, O.,
who was a student here from 1941-
43; John P. Davidson of Berlin, N.H.,
1937-38; Charles H. Grieve of Wy-
andotte, 1941-42; Thomas J. Lotina
of Berwyn, 1942-43; and Robert A.
Mills of Ann Arbor, 1942-43.
Carroll W. McConnell of Detroit
and David E. McDuffee of Grand
Rapids, who attended the University
in 1942, received their wigs from
the Blackland Flying Field, Tex.
JAG Class of 60
Will Graduate
The smallest officer candidate class
in the history of the Judge Advocate
General's School, the 5th OC class
consisting of 60 men, will be commis-
sioned as second lieutenants April
28 and will graduate April 29.
Th'e men will receive their commis-
sions in a review parade in the law
quadrangle before Maj. Gen. Myron
C. Cramer, the Judge Advocate Gen-
eral of the Army and Brig. Gen. John
M. Weir, an assistant Judge Advo-
cate General.
SThe school can recommend that up
to fifty percent of the men be pro-
moted immediately to first lieuten-
ants. It is the only OCS in the coun-
try that can do this.
The officer candidate course lasts
17 weeks while the course given to of-
ficers 'takes eight weeks. The 16th
Officer Class will graduate in the
middle of May and the 6th OC class,
which is the largest officer candidate
class in the history of the school, will
graduate in about 13 weeks.
Organist To Present
Last Faculty Concert

The last of three faculty concerts
under the auspices of the School of
Music will be given by Frieda op't
Holt Vogan, organist, at 4:15 p.m.
Sunday in Hill Auditorium.
Her program will include the
"Symphony in. G major for Organ"
by Leo Sowerby, American composer.

Gladys Herrara, two year old Cu-
ban girl who was flown from Havana
to the University Hospital for a deli-
cate brain operation last December,
was reported to be "well and happy"
in a letter sent recently by her mo-
ther to nurses aide, Margery Snow-t
den, '44.
Flight priorities from two govern-
ments made possible the 2000 mile

trip by plane for Gladys and
Honor MuSic


Sororities To
Give Program
Spudenf's Composition
Will Be Main Feature
"Sonata for Violin and Piano,"
composed by Jeannette Haien, an
Ann Arbor student at the University,
will highlight the "Victory Musicale"
which Sigma Alpha Iota and Mu Phi
Epsilon, two honorary musical sorori-
ties, will present at 8:30 p.m. Friday
in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Miss Haien, a pianist, and Eliza-
beth Ivanoff, Grad. SM, violinist, will
open the musicale to help in the sale
of war bonds and stamps with this
original number.
Project Is National
This project originated with the
national headquarters of the sorori-
ties, and similar musicales have been
given in all college towns where chap-
ters exist. Anyone who buys a bond
from a member of either sorority may
apply for a free ticket, since the pur-
chase of bonds or stamps is the only
means of admission. Tickets to the
performance may also be bought at
the door.
Miss Dorothy James, assistant pro-
fessor of musical theory in the Ypsi-
lanti Normal, and also at present in
the University, is represented by two
numbers, "Niobe" and "Recitative
and Air," the latter being written
especially for this event.
Miss James had her training chief-
ly at the American Conservatory of
Music in Chicago and studied com-
position with Howard Hanson, Eric
DeLamarter and Ernest Krenek. She
has had compositions performed by
the Rochester Philharmonic Orches-
tra. Two of her numbers, "Paul Bun-
yan" and "The Jumblies" have been
played at May Festivals here.
Chorus Will Be Presented
thA chorus, composed of members of
the two sororities, will sing a group
of three modern American pieces and
will assist a string ensemble in the
performance of Miss James' "Niobe."
Miss Rose Marie Grentzer, instruc-
tor in music education in the Univer-
sity, also director of vocal music in
Ann Arbor High School, will direct'
the women's chorus.
Carl Eppert's "A Little Symphony"
will be performed by a woodwind
1 quintet, comprised of an oboist, flut-
ist, French horn, clarinetist and bas-
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9:15 a.m. in Rackham Auditorium.
Robert C. Wallace, Principal and
Vice-Chancellor at Queen's Univer-
sity in Ontario and one of the lead-
ing Canadian educators, will speak on
"Looking Ahead in Education" at the
same session.
Willys R. Peck of the State Depart-
ment will address the Club on "The
Wartime Cultural Exchange Program
with China" at 7:30 p.m. Friday. He
is a former United States minister to
Carl Joachim Hambro will be the
featured speaker at the Saturday
morning session. Formerly president
of the Norwegian Parliament and the
League of Nations Assembly in Genle-
va, Hambro has played a leading
part in Norwegian affairs.
Mic hiegaiI

parents, Dr. and Mrs. Marcos Her-
rara in December, but the return had
to be made by train and Mrs. Her-
arra wrote "luck was with our child
on the journey."
"She became very happy when she
saw her brother. Now she doesn't
want to leave him even for a moment.-
She walks all over the house alone,"
I Mrs. Herrara added.
The Cuban senorita's mother ex-
pressed her gratitude to all those who
made possible the successful opera-
tion and said that she was happy to
have had the chance to "know the
great sentiments which you Ameri-
cans have."
Dr Max Minor Peet performed the
operation last Decemer. An ailment
which was at first thought to be'scar
tissue proved in subsequent analysis
to be a malignant tumor necessitat-
ing x-ray treatment.
Major Warner
Leaves T odayv
For New Post
Maj. Lawrence P. Warner, who has
been the executive officer of the
3651st S.U. since Sept. 20, 1943, will
leave Ann Arbor today having been
transferred to the 1627th S.U. in
Maj. Warner was commissioned as
a second lieutenant 23 years ago
when he was a student of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin. He was on an
inactive status until Dec. 1. 1940. 1
He went on duty with an infantry
company at Fort Sheridan, Ill., hav-
ing been promoted to a major and
was then transferred to the Chicago
Ordnance District, and made assist-
ant to the director of personnel of
the Sixth Service Command Head-
After attending the Command and
Staff School at Fort Leavenworth,
Kan., he reported to the headquar-
ters of the Headquarters Communi-
cation Zone, Desert Training Center
at Banning, Cal. and was in the
A.S.F. overseas officers pool there.
Maj. Warner was sent to the Po-
mona Ordnance Base as chief ord-
nance inspector and finally as direc-
tor of administration which position
he held before coming here.
He was promoted to the rank of
major July 4, 1942. Before entering
the army, Maj. Warner worked as a
manufacturer's representative with
headquarters in Chicago.
Capt. Spence Back
From Western Tour
Capt George Spence, who has been
on temporary duty for the past six
weeks on the west coast and in the
middle western states, will resume
his duties today as commanding offi-
cer of Co. A.
Capt. Spence has been command-
ing officer of the company since its
! formation in January 1943. During
Capt. Spence's absence, Lt. HarryI
Mead has replaced him as comand-
ing officer of the company. Lt. Mead
will leave today, having been trans-
ferred to another camp.

. . . to leave today
WAC Officer
Lt. James To
Leave Today
Lt. Katherine James, the only
WAC stationed in Ann Arbor, will
leave today for the headquarters of
the Fourth Service Command at
Montgomery, Ala. and from there will
probably be sent overseas.
Lt. James came to Ann Arbor Aug.
28, 1943, and has served as assistant
adjutant of the 3651st S.U. since that
time. Prior to her assignment here
she was adjutant of the 4638th S.U.,
Milwaukee, Wis., and a WAC recruit-
ing officer in Wisconsin.
After attending East Carolina
Teacher's College, Lt. James went to
Duke University where she earned
her LL.B. She did post-graduate
work in civil law at George Washing-
ton University. Before entering the
army she practiced law with her fa-
ther, the late Robert C. James, who
was a circuit court judge in North
to cure

Spanish Club
To Give Three
Act Comedy
Angela Pons Takes
Lead Role in Romance;
Madrid Life Portrayed
A three-act romantic comedy, "Su-
eno de una Noche de Agosto," will be
presented by the La Sociedad His-
panica at 8:30 p.m. today in the Lyd-
ia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The plot involves the life of a Ma-
drid family and the romance be-
tween the impetuous heroine, Ros-
ario, and a suave novelist, El Apar-
ecido. Rosario, who spends most of
her time reading romantic novels and
longing to be a modern, independent
woman, is portrayed by Angela Pons;
El Aparecido, who meets Rosario by
chance when his hat blows in her
window, is enacted by Franciscb Vil-
An encombrance to the romance is
Amalia, a beautiful stage singer and
dancer whose familiarity with the
novelist completely upsets Ro rio
and nearly causes an end to the ro-
mance. The part of Amalia wilt be
taken by Betsey Hartsuch.
Paul Olivera and Armando Travie-
so will be seen as Rosario's two broth-
ers, Pepe and Emilio, who constantly
arouse her envy. Emily Peter in the
role of Dona Barbarita, the wise
grandmother, advises the heroine
from her experiences of three mar-
riages and suggests that a woman's
task is not to free herself from men
but to manage them without their
knowing it.
The novelist's friend and critic,
don Juan, is played by Juan Diaz-
Lewis, and his retiring secretary,
Irene, by Ann Terbrueggen.
Prof. Anthony Pasquariello is the
director of the comedy.
All seats for the performance will
be reserved.


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