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VOL. X., NO. 32

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1930

PRICE FIVE CENTS

NATIONALIST FOCE
RETKSCHANGSHA
FROM COMUNIS
Reports From Areas Infested
by Bandits, Communistsl
Describe Violences.1
TWO WOMEN CAPTURED'
Desperadoes Send Missionary's
Finger to Officials Withf
Demand for Ransom.
(By Associated Press)
NANKING, China, Aug. 5.-
It. is officially announced that
Nationalist troops this morn-J
ing re-entered Changsha, which
recently was captured by Com-
munists.
(By Associated Press)
SHANGHAI, Aug. 5.-Stories of
torture and other violence involv-
ing women missionaries climaxed
today's reports from the areas in-
fested with Communists and ban-
dits.
British consular authorities at
Foochow reported desperadoes had
chopped a finger from the hand of
a British woman missionary at
Kienyang, northern Fukien prov-
ince, and sent the severed digit to
provincial officials at Yenping,
along with a demand for $50,000
ransom for the missionary and her
companion, both of whom had been
held captive.
Threaten Worse Mutilation I
The message from the despera-
does said the women's other fingers
would be chopped off and sent as
evidence of the seriousness of the
ransom demand unless payment
was forthcoming immediately.
The captives are Miss Edith Net-
tleton and Miss Edith Harrison of
the British Church Missionary so-
ciety, with headquarters in London.
They were seized while traveling
from Chungan toward Yenping in
an attempt to escape from the dan-
ger area.
British Protest
Mrs. A. R. J. Hearne, wife of a
British official of the Tientsin-Pu-
kow railway, was attacked and se-
riously wounded by a Chinese sol-
dier while asleep in her home at
Puchen, north of Pukow, early to-
day.
The soldier wielded a bayonet,
inflicting several wounds on Mrs.
Hearne before her husband reach-
ed her bedside. The attacker as-
caped. Mrs. Hearne was not expect-
ed to recover. British consular of-
ficials at Nanking vigorously pro-
tested to the Nationalist foreign
office.
FOOTBALL TICKET
BIDS DISTRIBUTED
Tillotson Announces Sending of
1930 Season Applications.
More than 70,000 applications for
seats for University football games
this fail were mailed from the Ath-
letic association yesterday. This is
the largest number of applications
ever sent out, according to Harry
Tillotson, business manager of the
Association. More than 1,000 ap-
plications were sent to stadium
bond holders recently.
All applicants will be permitted

to order four seats this year for the
major games. Formerly limits were
set at two and three seats per ap-
plicant for the important games.
Applications should not be re-
turned before August 20, Tillotson
said, however, all requests receiv-
ed between August 20 and August
31 will be considered as of August
31 and will be filled in the first as-
signment of seats which will be
made during the first week in Sep-
tember.
Indications of capacity crowds for
the major games this fall are evi-
dencd by the tlarge number of
room reservations for football
week-ends being received daily by
the Union and the Women's Lea-
gue. All rooms in the Union are
already taken for the Minnesota
game week-end, Nov. 15, as well as
for the Illinois and Chicago week-
ends, Oct. 25 and Nov. 22 respect-
ively. The Union has also received
heavy demands for accomodations

JOURNALISM STUDENT BROADCASTS
ON INDIAN SITUATION OVER WJR

Sher M. Quraishi, '32, of the
journalism school, a native of India
who is strongly interested in the
present controversy n that country,
was the featured speaker Monday
night at the Detroit Times broad-
cast over radio station WJR of De-
troit. Quraishi discussed India,
British rule in India, and the cam-
paign of civil disobedience.
Explaining his viewpoint of the
conflict in India, Quraishi remarked
that he was "not so much anti-
British as pro-Indian."
In the course of his talk he was
asked: "What is the basic and fun-
STUDENTS TO VISIT
NEW STATE PRISON
5200 Men Prisoners Represent
51 Trades, Unskilled
Number 2000.

damental complaint of the people
of India against British occupa-
tion? Is it economic, political, or
religious?
"It is all three of there," he an-
swered, " and above and beyond
these three is the most important
objection -spiritual objection. No
country can find its soul or full
development unless it is free. The
British did not find their own de-
velopment under the occupation of
the Romans."
The people of India, Quraishi
pointed out, feel they are at great-
er disadvantage in the matter of
prosperity now than they were in
the seventeenth century.
Quraishi believes that the revo-
lution in India will succeed and
that the country will gain its in-
dependence ultimately. Of the In-
dian people he said, "At least 60
per cent are with Gandhi in his
non-violent revolution."
Quraishi was born in India but
has become a member of the
Friends church because of his paci-
fistic beliefs. He is an engineer and
has lived in the United States for
ten years. He was employed for five
years by the Ford Motor company.
C. E. MYERS SPEAKS
Afternoon Conference Lecturer
Outlines Aims of Guidance
in Planning Futures.
STRESSES INDIVIDUALITY

EARLY

START PLANNEDj

Inspection of the new Michigan
State prison at Jackson will be
made by Summer Session students
who take the eighth summer ex-
cursion Saturday morning. The par-
ty will leave from in front of An-
gell hall at 7:45 o'clock Saturday
morning and will return to -Ann
Arbor about noon. Round trip tick-
ets, priced at $1.25, may now be
obtained at the Summer Session of-
fice in University hall. Students
driving their own cars will not
need tickets.
Construction on the new prison

REPERTORY GROUP
TO COMMENCE RUN
OF 'CONSTANT WIFE'
Comedy Drama of W. Somerset
Maugham Staged Underi the
Direction of Mr. Windt.
MISS TENNANT IN LEAD
Allen to Play Lover and Secord
as Husband: Miss Power to
Play as Mrs. Culver.
Play Production's Michigan Rep-
ertory players will open the sixth
week of their summer season at
8:30 o'clock tonight in the Lydia
Mendelssohn theatre with the show-
ing of W. Somerset Maugham's
brilliant sophisticated comedy dra-
ma, "The Constant Wife."
The play will continue on the
boards Thursday and Saturday
nights at 8:15 o'clock and at a mat-
inee performance at 3:15 o'clock
Friday afternoon. It should be not-
ed that tonight's curtain is sched-
uled 15 minutes later than the usu-
al time.
Windt Directs Play
Staging of the play has been un-
der the direction of Valentine B.
Windt, director of Play Production.
During the current season, he has'
also directed Barry's "Holiday," one,
of the most finished productions of
the Players' two summer seasons,
and Ferenc Molnar's "The Guards-
man.,
Florence Tennant is to play the
leading role-that of Constance the
modern wife in a family of today.
Ethel Barrymore played this part
in the original company which
produced "The Constant Wife" at
the Ohio theatre, Cleveland, in No-
vember, 1926. Appearing in the
same company with Miss Barry-
more were C. Aubrey Smith, as her
husband, and Frank Conroy, as her
lover.
Miss Tennant, through her many
successes in campus dramatic pro-
ductions has become one of Ann
Arbor's favorite actresses.
Allen Has Role
Other members of the cast for
"The Constant Wife" are Harry R.
Allen, instructor in the speech de-
partment, who has appeared this
summer in the title role in "The'
Guardsman" and as Johnnie in

Sand and Prayers
Used to Get Rain
(By Associated Press)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 5.-
Having failed to get GovernorI
Pollard of Virginia to call for
state-wide prayers for the relief
from the drought, Dan S. Hol-
lenga, business manager of the
Alexandria Chamber of Com-
merce, has ordered 200 pounds
of rain-making powder from
Arid, N. M.
The powder is to be sprayed
from an airplane on clouds over
Alexandria in the hope that it
will condense them into rain.
In addition, Hollenga sent a
plea to President Hoover asking
him to issue a proclamation for
nation-wide prayer "to ask di-
vine aid for rain."
BAND TO PRESENT
PROGRAM TONIGHT

Falcone Names Selections to
Played; Classical, Popular
Numbers Featured.

be

SENATE CAMPAIGN
'FUNDS COMMITTEE
UNCOVERS FRAUDS
Federal Legislation to be Asked
to Curb Campaign Expenses
at Next Session.
BONITZ GAVE $96,750
Contribution Not in Return
for Promises of Contracts",
Says Bonitz.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. - Testi-
mony regarding an individual con-
tribution of $96,750 to the Davis-
Brown cause and charges of fraud
and irregularities in Philadelphia,
Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and West-
chester in the Republican primar-
ies last May were laid before the
Senate Campaign Funds committee
today by more than a dozen wit-
nesses.
The hearing, the last to deal with
the Pennsylvania contest, also de-
veloped detailed testimony regard-
ing the recount - of ballots in the
contest between former governor
Pinchot and Francis Shunk Brown
for the gubernatorial nomination
and its affect on the results which
showed Pinchot and Secretary of
Labor Davis the respective winners
of the gubernatorial and senatorial
contests.

DESIRES LARGER GROUP
University students will have the
opportunity to break the long grind
of study and temporarily to forget
the hot weather when the Univer-
sity of Michigan's summer band
resentS its second concert on the

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was started in 1924, the major part
of the work being completed in It should be kept in mind that
1929, at a cost of approximately no member of the high school staff
$7,000,000. More than 5,200 prison- is expected to make plans for the'
ers are housed at the present time students but to aid them in mak-
in the 13 cell blocks. ing their own plans. The pupils
Within the high walls, in addi- individuality must be respected.
tion to the cell blocks, are two Those who object to vocational
serve-self dining rooms, the kitch- guidance as a school service to
ens, the auditorium, a 200-bed hos- youth usually think of it as a pro-
pital, laundry, three industrial vision for directing or assigning
buildings, including the textile the student to some occupation. It
plant. is rather provision for aiding him
On the inspection tour, the party to find his own way into a suitable
will see, among other things, the! occupation with the least waste of
dining room and kitchens, the cell time and effort," said Prof. George
blocks, the textile plant, the school E. Myers in the Education Confer-
facilities, and other prison depart- ence lecture yesterday afternoon.
ments. Professor Myers then called at-
Only men prisoners who are serv- tention to the student's need for
ing sentences of from six months information upon which to base his
to life are quartered in the new planning, if he is to plan wisely,
prison. Among the more common ij ust as the architect in planning a
offenses that result in imprison-I building must have information as
ment are breaking and entering, to the purposes of the building, the
forgery, violation of the liquor law, resources available for its construc-
robbery armed, larceny, murder, tion, the qualities of possible con-
and manslaughter. struction materials, the environ-
Trades and occupations of the ment in which it is to be placed,
prisoners number 51. Two thousand and so forth.
are unskilled laborers, the remain- "The student needs information
der being skilled in some trade or concerning his own assets and pla-
profession. More than 500 have bilities-physical, mental and per-
seen service in the army or navy. sonal, the raw material with which
Approximately 100 have gone to he has to work," he continued. "He
college.xneeds to learn what can be done
with this material. He needs to
Foreign-born prisoners contrib- know the requirements and oppor-
ute more than 16 percent of the tunities of a number of occupa-
total population, while more than tions." f
one-fifth are negroes.b

Witnesses Disagree
library steps tonight from 7:15 to Witnesses were divided on the
8 o'clock. advisability of Congress enacting
The program will consist of the legislation to assist states in the
following numbers: conduct of primaries and elections.
Star Spangled Banner.......Key But Chairman Nye emphasized be-
Wolverine March........Gehring fore the hearing opened that rec-
eofSeville.....ommedations for some federal leg-
Overture to BarberRossini islation to curb campaign expendi-
Selections from Maritana..Wallace tures undoubtedly would be asked
Cornet solo: The Charmer...... in the committee's first report at
.L. F. Boos the next session.
William Boos Walter A. Bonitz, Pittsburgh brick
manufacturer, told the committee
Adagio from "Farewell Symphony" he contributed voluntarily $96,750
S'Haydn to the Davis-Brown campaign.
M. Men March............Falcone Questioned by Nye, he denied any
Neopolitan Nights......Zamecnik-of the money was given in return
Grand March from Aida.....Verdi for promises of state or county
Yellow and the Blue.......Balfe brick contracts.
Lack of lights will limit the numT Bonitz Denies Promises
ber of encores which the band will "That's absolutely foolish and
be able to play, Nicholas D. Fal- tommy rot," Bonitz said. "I've got
cone, director of the band, an-dy my own reasons for being in poli-
nounced yesterday. tics."

"Holiday." He will be seen this
week as Bernard Kersal, Con-'
stance's lover. Arthur Secord, whol
a~vnarr7 x~ith TMic TpnanntlAsCt

'Michigan's summer band which
was organized for the first time
this summer has already grown to

appearedwiLi m 1eis ennJ.L1 iJ1t5' --- ----
summer in "Craig's Wife" and in more than 45 members. Students
"Escape," will have the part of who compose the band are those
Constance's husband. who are interested in music and
Mary Power, the delightful "Ma- have learned to play some band in-
ma" in "The Guardsman" will be strument. Mr. Falcone states that
seen as Mrs. Culver. Pauline Bauer- he desires to increase the members
smith has the role of Martha. She of the band to approximately 75
has also appeared as the actress in members and requests that any
"The Guardsman" and Mrs. Sheri- student interested see him without
dan in "Close Harmony." Complet- delay.
ing the cast are Helen Workman as The added expense makes it im-
Marie-Louise; Marie O'Hare as possible for the music school to
Barbara; Dean Currie as Mortimer provide the summer band members
Durham; and Vinal Taylor as Bent- with special uniforms or to publish
ley. separate program.

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More than 500 prisoners have

completed high school courses.
soners between the ages of 21
30 constitutenearly half of
total prison population.

Pri-
and
the

BESEKIRSKY, MAIER PRESENT EXCELLENT PROGRAM
AT HILL AUDITORIUM IN FIFTH FACULTY CONCERT

BASEBALL SCORES
American League
Detroit 5, Cleveland 4
Washington 6-1, New York 4-7
Boston 4, Philadelphia 3
Only games scheduled
National League.
Brooklyn 9, New York 8
Boston 6, Philadelphia 2
Chicago 5, St. Louis 4
Only games scheduled.
(By Associated Press)
Is here shown pursuing the line

A Review by Wililam J. Gorman
In the first half of last night's
recital there was as much musician-
ship and quite as much good mu-
sic as one gets at an ordinary Chor-
al Union Concert. A series of fac-
ulty concerts of this splendid cal-
ibre would considerably richen the
regular school year.
Guy Mailer opened (delightfully
with a Mozart Sonata. One sus-
pects, now, that of the duo that
gave us such splendid Mozart dur-
ing the May Festival, Mr. Maier
supplied both the direction and the}
correct temperament (what Mr.
Frantz called "spontaneity"). Thre
is in his solo Mozart good taste d
refinement (perfectly polished mel-
odic lines). But he also feels the
rythm of Mozart. There is the gay-
ety in his playing (the gayety of
temperament if you will): the per-
fec)1y organized (yet none the less
gay) gayety of a perfectly executed
dance pattern. Indeed, Ezra Pound
has suggested that a considerable
portion of what we call the charm

directed motion which his musicI
imparts. (The dance origins of the l
sonata form might suggest this).I
At any rate, Mr. Maier is deli-
cate (in the melodies) and gay (in'
the rythms): which means very'
good Mozart and almost the very
best of music. His "Perpetual Mo-
tion" was energetic but quite too
hurried; it sounded nervous rath-
er than vivacious.
Mr. Besekersky chose to make
his Ann Arbor debut as head of
the violin department in the eigh-
teenth century. It was a bold
thing to do; as Ann Arbor taste is
probably still in the nineteenth.
Yet that it was the sensible thing
to do, the perfection and interest
of his first group testified.
The music of Bach or one of his
lesser contemporaries like Veva-
cini is a perfect place to exhibit
one's virtuosity. Because it is pure
music. That is, all its strength lies
in the notes and reveals itself in
the vitalized, articulate playing of

er. There need be no personal ex-
pression. All that is needed is

He said his company had been
making fire brick for six years and
a total sales in that period to Alle-
gheny county and the s t a t e
amounted to "only $375,000."
Neither Davis nor Brown solicit-
ed any money from him, he said,
adding he had been asked to con-
tribute since the primaries to make
a deficit but refused, saying: "My
God, don't you think I've been tak-
en for enough?"
PRESIDENT NAMES
NEW ARMY HEADS
Appointments Fill Highest Posts
on Army Staff and Marines.
(By Assoi ated Press)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5.-Presi-
dent Hoover today appointed Ma-
jor-General Douglas MacArthur
chief of staff of the Army and
Brigadier General Ben H. Fuller,
commandant of the Marine corps.
In raising the two to the highest
peace-time posts in their respec-
tive fields, the President lifted
them above the heads of several
officers who topped them in rank.
Both have seen long service in the
field in various parts of the world.
General MacArthur was the sen-
ior officer in the army, however,
with sufficient time left before his
retirement to complete the full
four-year term as chief of staff.
Seven other officers topped him in
rank, but all will reach the retire-
ment age of 64 within the next
four years.
The promotion of General Mac-
Arthur to the full rank of general
will become effective Nov. 20 upon
the retirement of General Charles
E. T. Summerall. General Fuller
will assume permanent command
of the Marine corps immediately
succeeding the late Major-General
Wendell C. Neville. He has been
acting, commander since General

technical strength.

The music I

played takes care of the expression.
What better place for the applica-
tion of virtuosity? In this context
the term has no bad connotations;
but is rather the ideal for the per-
former.
Mr. Besekirsky's technique was
quite as mature as everyone ex-
pected. Sensitive tonal quality, ex-
traordinary power, and the deft
and precise production of intensi-
ties were outstanding characteris-
tics.
The second half of the program
was not quite as atractive. Mr.
Maier played two of the dullest'
Chopin numbers and closed with
three well-received compositions
for which perhaps only the heat
was justification: music of the "bet-
ter-restaurant" class one might
call it.
Mr. Besekirsky played a some-
what too extended list of senti-
what mtvr? venitAvelv for his last

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