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SUNDAY, ?EB.i ii, i945



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Three Dentists Charged With
Bribery in Graft Conspiracy

Health Outi
'For Civlan
Internees Is,

ook Ensign DeVine
Gets Bronze Star



Slain Senator Would
Have Been A Witness
By The Associated Press
LANSING, Feb. 10-The Carr
Grand Jury today formally charged
three dentists and four former legis-
lators with participating in a Legis-
lative graft conspiracy in 1939, and
said the defendants would have swift
Circuit Court examinations on the
Special Prosecutor Kim Segler said
the warrant was based on evidence of
an exchange of bribes in connection
with passage of the so-called "Dental
Advertising" Law sponsored by the
Michigan State Dental Society, which
had campaigned for the measure as'
one designed to lift ethical standards
of the dental profession to a higher
Law Still on Books
The law still is on the statute books,
restricting dentists' advertising prac-
Accused in the warrant as bribe
payers are:
Dr. Edwin J. Chamberlain of Grand
Rapids, for more than 30 years treas-
urer of the Michigan State Dental
Society; Dr. Clarence J. Wright of
Lansing, chairman in 1939 of the
Society's Legislative Committee, and
Dr. M. S. DeVilliers of Detroit, a past
president of the Detroit District Den-
tal Society and a member of the
state Society's Legislative Committee.
Received Bribest
Accused of receiving bribes "and
other things of value" are:
Former Senator D. Stephen Ben-
zie, of Norway, Mich., and former
Representatives Francis J. Nowak,
Ernest G. Nagel and Earl C. Gallagh-t
er, Detroit, all Democrats. Nowak
already is in prison.
This is the fifth warrant in whichi
And you can easily do
appropriate VALENTIN
large selection of both
trouble in finding justt
special person.

Circuit Judge Leland W. Carr, the
Grand Juror, has accused Nowak of
taking graft.
Nagel has been both a Senator and
Representative. He served in the,
House in 1939,
Hooper Was Interested
Sigler said this was one of the cases
in which the slain State Senator!
Warren G. Hooper, Albion Republi-
can, would have been a witness had
he lived. Detectives still are attempt-
ing to unravel the mystery of the
"ride" killing of Hooper, whose body
was found in his burning automobile
in Jackson County where he had been
Sigler and Judge Carr contend that
underworld forces took his life be-
cause he had "confessed' 'to the
Grand Jury in its investigation of
Governmental corruption.


Issuance of the warrant was
second major development in
Grand Jury today.


Tin Can Pick-Up
To Be Thursday

SCORES NEAR MISS ON JAP SHIP-Bombs fro m a B-26 bomber of the U. S. Fifth Air Force fall
in Pasaleng Bay in northern Luzon in the Philippines, one of them near the stern of a beached Japa-
nese ship which already has had its bow blown off. Note other bomb bursts in the background and Japa-
nese landing craft on beach at right. (AP Wirephoto from Fifth Air Force)}.
L hVt
Lochner, eteran Correspondent, etulrnsTo

-P)--Brig. Gen. Guy Denic, of Sa- Ensign Edmond Francis DeVine, air
lem, Va., Theater Surgeon of the Combat Intelligence officer of a car-
Southwest Pacific area, said here to- rier-based squadron, was awarded the
day that the health outlook for more Bronze Star medal for "meritorious
than 3,700 liberated civilian intern- service in connection with operations
ees is fine and that plans were rap- against the enemy during the period
idly taking form to handle the sick Oct. 12, 1944 to Nov. 1944," it was an-
and wounded. ( nounced by the Navy Department
The general said that beri-beri, the yesterday.
curse of the camp during more than The report continued by stating
three years of imprisonment, "can be that Ensign DeVine had displayed
cured with proper diet of essential exceptional ability and exemplary
foods-eggs, orange juice and vege- skill in compiling, preparing, and
tables. disseminating intelligence informa-
Although plans have been made to tion to his squadron, and that his
transport a majority of the liberated efforts contributed greatly to the
Americans, Britons and other United success of his unit.
Nations nationals to rear areas by Ensign DeVine, a graduate of the
plane, Gen. Denic said in many cases University Law School, has been in
high altitudes would be dangerous. the Navy since August, 1943, and has
He added: "Prolonged flying might been overseas since July, 1944. He
bring about paralysis of the heart in was an FBI agent before joining the
beri-beri cases and I have ordered Navy.
my doctors to schedule those people
for ocean transport. The Army has urph UrgfE. To
the shipping. It is being made ready
now, together with hospital facilities. Return to Manila
As soon as possible these people will
be returned to the United States." WASINGTON, Feb. usd
- ________-_____tice Frank Murphy has beefs urged to
return to the Philippines as Governor
1 .UY WAR BONDS General. He was the last one be-
fore the Japanese invasion.

Forner 'U' Student
$' dU9/k d1 -dU A'i YJ~

Tin can pick-up in Ann Arbor will
be held again Thursday, George H. GermanyWhere He Was Once I
Gabler, county salvage chairman an-
ounced yesterdaym a , t .(Louis Lochner has just returned to Ger-J
From Jan. 1, 1943 to Dec. 31 A many. the same Germany where he spent but because I want to know in pre-
1944 approximately 790,000 pounds of 21 years as correspondent and chief of cise detail what saturation bombing
tin cans were collected in Washtenaw the Berlin Bureau of the Associated Press, has done to a flat, widely extended
County and forwarded to detinning the same Germany that held him in an city, the fourth in size in the world.
companies. internment camp for 18 months. He has Above all, I want to try to look intol
Household fats are still needed not yet reached Berlin but here he tells
' of some of the things he'll be looking for the soul of the post war German. I
Gabler reminded housewives, and there, and along the way.) want to know whether the stereotyped
added that Washtenaw County had treplies given by German prisoners of
slipped from first to fourth place in By LOUIS P. LOCHNER war mean that individual thinking
the state during December. Associated Press Staff Writer has ceased in the Reich or whether
"If the war ended today, we would What does a newsman want to do the prisoners answer as they do be-
still be short 1,000,000,000 pounds of when he is told "Go back to your cause they still are in fear of the
fats for this year," he stated. old stamping ground, Germany, with Gestapo, which has had its agents
Berlin as your ultimate objective?" active even in American camps.
I have no illusions concerning the atv vni mrcncms
The correct, unbiased answer to
complexity of the assignment, fasci- this question may prove an import-
nating though it is for one who, like
myselGfEThas known the Germany of ant factor in determining our plans
mysef, as now th Geman offor post war Germany. Democracy
e imperial days, of the Weimar Repub- is something that must come from
lie, and the Germany of Adolph Hit- within. It can be suggested and
lei. guided from without, but in the end
The first and foremost duty of an it can become a way of life only if a
American correspondent returning to nation of its own accord embraces it.
Germany, as I see it, is to go with an If any democrats are left in Ger -
open mind. Preconceived notions and many, they naturally will be a valu-
wishful thinking should never be iable nucleus around which to build.
a Foreign Correspondent's travel kit; Itlwillurhedbehelfltoban
least of all when he goes into a It will further be helpful to an
country which. by the time Berlin is understanding of the German prob-
occupied, will have suffered the most lems to learn by personal investiga-
cataclysmic defeat and probably the Lion to what extent the terrible
most extensive physical wreckage of j facts of war have remolded German
any modern state. thinking. In World War I, interior
Take a city like Berlin. I got to Germany learned but little of the
know it intimately during 21 years' ravages of war. The airforces of
kno itintmatly urig 2 yers' the world had not become instru-
it . . . if you send the residence there. The Berliner is a jment of wholesale destruction. Ci-
type as distinct as the New Yorker.
E. We have such a In his native city every shade of ties well removed from the border
SENTIMENTAL and political opinion was to be found. were safe from assault.
will be fascinating to explore the Moreover, the center of Germany's
yw iciNainopandahs nervous system, the capital of Ber-
thtyu'ilh 10etett hihNzlpoaadahsm, was not occupied in 1918. Ad-
the right one for that obliterated the moderate liberalism of ministration and government could
former Socialists and, the proletarian continue to function, for the lower
iternationalism of the former Com- bureaucracy remained the same as
mtnists in the Reich's capital. under the Kaiser, and technical com-
I don't know the answer now; I munication with the rest of the Reich
o BoY CE aim to find out. .could be carried on uninterrupted.
Also, I am taking with me by Baed- This time Berlin will have been oc-
AvE eker of Berlin, my detailed guide- cupied before any armistice. Much of
VERSITYAVE.book to the German metropolis and the city will be a wreck. The entire
seat of government. I do this not be-
cause I have forgotten its many pub-
lic buildings, its monuments and mu-
seums and priceless art collections,
Skating Days 4a
Break Record

nterned by Nazis

bureaucracy will have to be dismissec
if Nazism is truly to be eradicated
This necessarily will bring admini
strative disruption in its wake. A
Germany will know what it means t
start and lose a war.
The inquiring reporter from Amer
ica will have to try to find out a:
scientifically as possible what con
clusions the German people hav
drawn from defeat and disruption. Ii
disaster but stimulates a desire fo
revenge, that will be one important
factor. If it results in a yearning fo
that democracy which, for instane
Germany's great Hanseatic cities lon
possessed and which the fathers o
the Weimar Constitution tried to fos
ter, that fact may dispel many fear
about the future of Germany.
My search for replies to these
questions will bring me face to face
with the further question: How far
have the Hitlerites gone in "purg-
ing" the country of personalities
upon whom the United Nations may
be counting to ,pioneer the regen-
eration of Germany? Reports on
this point are conflicting; opinion
as to the reliability of these reports
is divided even among Germans in
exile who know their mother coun-
try well.



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