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WAC, Colonel Held for Theft
Of Valuable Hessian Jewelsj

By The Associated Press
W A SHINGTON, June 7 - The
Army today revealed the arrest of a
WAC Captain and her colonel-hus-
band in the story-book theft of a
fabulous $1,500,000 of jewels and
other treasure from a castle owned
by the ancient German House of
Two others-a major still on active
duty and a corporal who has been
discharged---are sought, but their ar-
rest is expected momentarily.
Of the treasure itself-diamonds,
pearls, amethysts and royal heir-
Prison Laxity
Sign of State
Illness' -- Kelly
JACKSON, Mich., June 7-(IP)-
Conditions which led to the investi-
gation and ouster of officials at the
State Prison of Southern Michigan
were "an outward and rather spec-
tacular symptom of an illness that
is still unremedied," Raymond J.
Kelly asserted here today.
Kelly, Republican aspirant for gov-
ernor in the June 18 primary elec-
.tions, declared that "as long as a
political machine holds the state gov-
ernment in its grasp, there is always
the probability that such corrup-
ion may flourish in other branches
of government.
"The shocking episode of the re-
cent laxity at the southern Michigan
State Prison was-only a symptom of
the disease that is destroying honest,
efficient administration in all branch-
es of your state government," he de-
Kelly charged . that state penal
system with being "politics-ridden"
and "so soft that a' notorious law
breaker was allowed to escape and
terrorize the nation before his orgy
of crime was ended by the police of
another state.
"Conditions that allowed such lax-
ity to develop are still unchanged,"
he continued. "When the heads of
your government begin playing poli-
tics with their responsibliity and au-
thority, they open the way for more
unscrupulous men to invade your
state and prey on its citizens."
Amputee Film Scheduled
An Army film on the rehabilita-
tion of Percy Jones amputees will
be shown at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday
in the Rackham- Amphitheatre.

looms-officials recovered that part
which they said was the woman's
toot. They placed this at 25 to 50
per cent of the hoard. The rest, they
said, went to the colonel. The author-
ities do not have this portion now
but indicated they know where it
can be found.
Col. A. C. Miller of the Provost
Marshal General's Office and his as-
sistant, Lt. Col. J. S. Myers, unfolded
the story at a news conference. They
told it as follows:
The hoard, in a lead-lined casket
within a wooden box, ,was hidden in
the deepest cellar of the 100-room
Kronberg Castle near Frankfurt-on-
Main, which susequently was taken
over for an officers' rest :home.
When Third Army troous first
moved into the area, thirsty GIs went
hunting for liquor in the castle. They
found 1,800 bottles of choice wines.
Then they found 1,600 bottles of very
ancient vintage more carefully hidden
near the treasure hoard. The cir-
cumstances indicated something else
was hidden.
The corporal is alleged to have
carried on the search, dug up the
jewels and turned them over to the
WAC, who was in charge of the rest
home. Where the major came in, and
just how the hoard was smuggled
to this country, were not disclosed
At any rate the major and the cor-
poral, Miller said, apparently did not
get their share.
It was not any tip from those two
but the subsequent marriage of the
WAC and the colonel, Miller related,
that aroused the suspicion of Army
authorities and set them on the trail.
The jewels had been buried be-
neath the castle in the fall of 1944
when heavy Allied air raids convinced
the members of the Hesse family,
relatives of Queen Victoria of Eng-
land, that they would be safer there
than in their bank vaults.
Yet .tom s or MAay
Total $700,0
DETROIT, June 7 -(/')-- Loans
totaling $27,362,265.43 were made to
veterans through last month, the
Detroit regional office of the Veter-
ans' Administration announced to-
The loans went to 9,839 veterans,
the Administration office said.
The veterans' educational program
has an enrollment of 36,201, while an
additional 3,951 disabled veterans
have been placed in training "on the

Sold jers Decry
Arm"y Injustice
In Germany
7 7Refire l o hSf
SI i(tlenanfl's Tril
fy The Associated Press
BAD NAUHEIM, Germany, June
7 -- Seventeen American soldiers,
staging a mass protest against what
they called Army injustices," re-
fused to testify today at the trial of
a lieutenant charged with brutality
to U.S. Soldiers, and thereby forced
the prosecution to wind up its case
against another officer.
One witness, Pfc. Peter Claim, 21,
of Uniontown, Pa., declared the Lich-
field Detention Camp case trials "are
the biggest frame job I've seen in the
Army, and I want justice."
Another, Aubrey L. Richey, 22, of
Birmingham, Ala., asserted he would
testify "only if this case goes to the
United States, which beyond doubt
is the only place where justice will
be done."
The seventeen refused to testify
at the trial of Lt. Leonard W. Ennis
of Peekskill, N.Y., charged with mis-
treating inmates of the 10th Re-
placement Depot Guardhouse at'
They today refused to talk even
though threatened with military
Several of the men-each of whom
declared he had not talked with the
other witnesses-criticized the $60
fine imposed on Pfc. William B. Nor-
ris, of Mulga, Okla., who was con-
victed Wednesday.
Pvt. Otto C. Holt, of Gilman, Ill.,
declared "I'm not going to be better
off if I testify in this trial, and I'm
certainly not going to be worse off."
"From what I've seen of the Ar-
my, I've not seen much justice," he
said. "Somebody beats me on the
head and gets a $60 fine. I go AWOL
and get 20 years. I don't think ano-
ther six months will hurt me."
Hold Your Rloils

TRUMAN SHAKES HANDS WITH NOMINEES-Pre resident Truman shakes hands with Fred M. Vinson
(left) and John W. Snyder (right) in Washington, after nominating Vinson to be chief justice of the United

States and Snyder to succeed Vinson as secretary of the treasury.
Murray's OppOSitiOn to Case
Bill Mttacked by Six Senators

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, June 8--Six sena-
tors hit back today at CIO President
Phillip Murray's criticism of the Case
Labor Disputes Bill as pressure by
opposing sides for a presidential ap-
proval or a veto reached a peak.
In a lengthy statement, Senators
Ball (Rep., Minn.), Byrd (Dem., Va.),
Ellender (Dem., La.), Hatch (Dem.'
N.M.), Smith (Rep., N.J.) and Taft
(Rep., Ohio) asserted that an analysis
of the bill issued by Murray Sunday



LOST: Black and gold Shaeffer pen.
Initials "E.L.S.". Reward. Please
call Enid, 7672. (11
LOST: Chi Omega pin with name
Florence Murray on back, between
E. University and Washtenaw on
Willard. Reward! Call Nancy 2-
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WANTED: Driving to Seattle, Wash-
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help drive and share expense. Ref-
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WANTED: Girl's bicycle with shift,
in good condition. July or sooner.
Call 3185. (3

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rublication in the Daily Official Bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the Assistant to the President,
1)21 Angell Hall, by 3:30 p.m. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-
VOL. LVI, No. 159
Faculty Tea: President and Mrs
Ruthven will be at home to members
of the faculty and other townspeople
Sunday, June 9, from 4:00 to 6:00.
Cars may park in the restricted zone
on South University between 4:001
and 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for Graduation Exercises:
Entrance tickets to Ferry Field and
Yost Field House for the graduation'
exercises on June 22 are ready for
distribution. Please apply at the In-,
formation Desk, in the Business Of-
fice, Room 1, University Hall. Those'
eligible to receive tickets will please
present theid identification cards.
For Ferry Field a reasonable num-
ber of tickets to each graduate will
be available; to Yost Field House,
however, owing to lack of space, three
only can be provided.
Herbert G. Watkins, Secretary
Notice to all Graduating Engineer-
ing Students: Caps and Gowns for
the Commencement Exercises will be
available for rental Monday and
Tuesday afternoons, June 10 and
11, from 1 to 5 in the Garden Room of
the Michigan League. All Engineer-
ing students must make their-rentals
on one of these days, as they will not
be available after Tuesday.
Student Accounts: Your attention
is called to the following rules pass-
ed by the Regents at their meeting
of February 28, 1936:
"Students shall pay all accounts
due the University not later than the
last day of classes each semester or
Summer Session. Student loans
which are not paid or renewed are
subject to this regulation; however,
student loans not yet due are exempt.
Any unpaid accounts at the close of
business on the last day of classes
will be reported to the Cashier of
the University and;

"(a) All academic credits will be
withheld, the grades for the semester
or Summer Session just completed
will not be released, and no transcript
of credits will be issued.
"(b) All students owing such ac-
counts will not be allowed to register
in any §ubgequent semester or Sum-
mer Session until payment has been
Herbert G. Watkins,
Faculty, College of Engineering:
There will be a meeting of the Fac-
ulty of this College on Monday, June
10, at 4:15 p.m., in Room 348, West
Engineering Building.
Senior leather bound and card-
board announcements will be ready
for distribution Monday, June 1'0,
and Tuesday, June 11, and may be
picked up between the hours of 10
to 12 and 1 to 3 in Room 4, Univer-
sity Hall, on those days. Seniors are
required to bring either their re-
ceipts or their identification cards
to obtain their orders. Every senior
should check his order to see that it
is correct as no corrections will be
made after the student leaves the
room. For those who are unable to
pick up their leather and cardboard
orders on June 10 and 11, there
will be a later distribution on June
18 from 1 to 4 in Room 2.
German Departmental Library
Books are due in the departmental
office on June 10 regardless of thej
due date stamped in the book.
Students having lockers at Water-
man Gymnasium should clear lockers
and secure refund prior to June 20.
Graduate School Summer Session
registration material will be avail- !
able at the Graduate School Office
starting Jude 10. Summer Session
(Continued on Page 4)
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"shows clearly that the CIO is op-
posed to any restriction on the right
of unions to conduct a strike in any
industry at any time and in further-
ance of any demands they see fit."
Murray Asks Veto
Murray had called for a veto of
the bill, on which the President must
act by midnight Wednesday with
the assertion that it was designed to
"repress labor and destroy its rights"
and would "encourage and increase
labor disputes."
The Case measure would among
other things establish mediation
machinery, create fact-finding boards
in public utility disputes, make unions
subject to contract suits.
The six senators said Murray's
position is "tenable only if we agree
with certain basic premises upon
which he proceeds:
"1. That the right to strike is an
absolute right, the exercise of which
may under no conditions by curtailed
or restrained, even when it threatens
to deprive the public of transporta-
tion, fuel, light, water, and other
essentials of life.
"2. That labor organizations should
be immune from laws applying to all
others, which prohibit robbery and
extortion in interstate commerce.
Immunity from Anti-Trust Laws
"3. That labor organizations should
be immune from the anti-trust laws,
which apply to all others, although
the purpose and effect may be the
same when done by labor organiza-
tions as when done by any others.
"4. That although all others who
engage in business are responsible
for the acts of their agents acting
within the scope of their authority,
labor unions should not be held re-
"5. That although a labor organ-
ization is treated as an entity for
purposes of exemption from taxation
and for purposes of exercising privi-
leges under the Wagner Act, it should
not be treated as an entity for pur-
pose of suit for violation of its con-

Music Camp
Expects Record
Student Group
A record enrollment of approxi-
mately 900 students is expected by
the National Music Camp at Inter-
lochen for the forthcoming 19th an-
nual season, from July 1 to August 24.
This estimated figure includes stu-
dents from 45 states in the Union,
two from Panama, several from Can-
ada, and one each from Bolivia and
Chile. The number does not include
the 300 students who will participate
in the All-State High School Band,
Orchestra, and Chorus, each of which
will meet for a two-week period of
intensive training.
Courses in art, including drawing
and painting, will be offered for the
first time on the college level and
may be taken for University credit.
These subjects will be taught in the
new Fine Arts Building, which has
been given to the camp by the Mich-
igan Federation of Women's Clubs.
Other courses on the college level
will include music, speech and physi-
cal education for women.
Two new additions to the faculty
are Karl A. Kasten, instructor in
painting at the University, and Mar-
garet Wardle, graduate, who will
teach harp.
Band To Hold
Spring Banquet
The University of Michigan Band
will hold its annual Spring Banquet
at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Allenel
Guest speakers will include Prof.
Fred Wahr of the German Depart-
ment, who was once manager of the
band, Dean Keniston and Prof. John
Brumn, who will officiate as toast-
master. Prof. and Mrs. Earl Moore
and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert G. Wat-
kins will be special guests.
Dean Rae will present awards, one
of which will be given to the most
valuable band member.
This will be the first band Spring
Banquet since 1940.

Two Crimes
Linked with
KKK Group
'Strong Arin' Iand Is
Charged with Killing
ATLANTA, June 7--t ?-A Geor-
gia assistant attorney general re-
ported today his undercover agents
had linked an inner "strong arm"
group of the revived Ku Klux Klan
with a killing and a flogging.
Dan Duke, who is conducting the
state legal department's investiga-
tion of Klan activities by order of
Gov. Ellis Arnall, said that mem-
bers of the Kavalir Klub boasted
openly of the two crimes,
Publication of the charges in At-
lanta newspapers drew from Dr.
Samuel Green, a physician who is
Georgia grand dragon of the Klan,
a statement that they were "idiotic."
"Next they'll be accusing us of
starting the LaSalle Hotel fire in
Chicago," he said. "Or I would't
be surprised if they blame us for the
maritime strike."
He said every klansman took an
oath to uphold the iaw and to help
prosecute any klansman found vio-
lating the law.
Duke said the crimes his secret
agents attributed to the Kavalier
Klub were the slaying of a Negro
taxi driver and the flogging by a
masked band of a 21-year-old Negro
Navy vetei'an,
The Kavalier Klub, Duke said, is
composed of specially chosen repre-
sentatives from all the Klan klaverns
or chapters in the Atlanta area. No
one outside the Kavalier group knows
who its members are.
Duke described the Kavalier Klub
as the strong arm or "meat squad"
of the Klan. Its members were cho-
sen, he said, for their brawn and
willingness to commit terroristic acts.
Student Authors
To Be Honored
Hopwood Winners Will
Be Revealed Tuesday
Winners of the Avery and Jule
Hopwood contests will be announced
after the annual Hopwood Lecture
at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Rackham Lec-
ture Hall.
There are 38-contestants in this
year's contests, submitting a total
of 41 manuscripts in the major and
minor divisions of the creative writ-
ing contest. Two more manuscripts
were.submitted this year in the
major division and 20 fewer in the
Competition is for between $5,000
and $6,000 in prizes. The amount of
each award is determined by judges
selected in advance by the Hopwood
The speaker at this year's Hop-
wood Lecture will be Dean Harlan
Hatcher of the literary college of
Ohio State University. Dean Hatcher
is the author of numerous books in-
cluding "Tunnel Hall," "Creating the
Modern American Novel," "The Ver-
sification of Robert Browning" and
"Lake Erie" which is one of the
five volumes in the "American Lake
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