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VOL. XI" NO. 32



WEATHER: Mostly fair


Beggar on Horseback,' Writtenc
by Kauffman, Connelly, to Be
Sixth Summer Offering. t
Pantomine by Emily White Will
Be Feature of Production;1
Conklin Writes Score.
Thirty-five student actors will
play parts in "Beggar on Horse-
back," satirical comedy which will
be opened by the Repertory players
tonight, it was announced yester-
day. The leading role of Niel Mc-
Crae will be taken by Edward Fitz-..
gerald according to Director Valen-
tine B. Windt, of Play Production,
who has mounted the play.
The following make up the re-
mainder of the cast:
.8herman Wilson, Martha Ellen
Scott, Elaine-Tucker, Elizabeth Car-
penter, Frederick Crandall, Georget
Beauchamp, William Butler, Keitht
Bennett, John Doll, Jack McCarthy,
Earl Roedel, and Kenneth Boyle.
Vivian Chaplin, Berenice Brackel,1
Evelyn Reeves, Lisette Freund,
Frances Thornton, Phyllis Ornstein,
Derek Fox, Eugenie Chapel, Alfred
Stevenson, Charles Kaufman, Fredt
Holmes, ack Byerle, Gurney Wil-
liams, Helen Carrm.
Ann! Verner In Cast.
Dorothy Barnes, Bertha Cunning-
ham, Ethel McIntosh, Pauline Zol-
ler, Elizabeth Norton, Linda Schrei-
ber, Jeanette Saurborn, Anne Ver-1
Charles S. Monroe has assisted
Windt in the direction, and Emily
V. White, of the physical educationc
department, has staged the panto-I
mime which is incorporated inE
"Beggar on Horseback." Music for1
it was written by Jack Conklin, '31.
George S. Kaufman and MarcI
Connelly, the authors, have pro-
duced a number of Broadway hits.-
At the present time, they are repre-
sented in New York by "Once in A
Lifetime" and "Green Pastures."I
Woolcott Comments.
Alexander Woolcott, dramatic
critic, commented as follows in the;
original production:;
"It is a small and facetious dis-
turbance in the rear of the Church
of the Gospel of Success. When
staged in the very capital of the
Land of Go-Getters, its gesture is
as defiant as that made on a not
dissimilar occasion by one Barbara
"Camille in Roaring Camp," a
farcial comedy which includes the
famous drama of Alexander Du-
nas, fils, and characters from Bret
$arte's Roaring camp stories, will
open next Wednesday at the last
summer production of the Reper-
tory players. It will be staged by
'homas Wood Stevens, visiting di-
rector, who is the author of the
,oaring camp scenes of the play.

To Play at 7 o'Clock on Steps
of General Library; Falcone
Announces Program.
The University Summer band will
present a concert on the steps 0o
the General Library at 7 o'clock
tonight instead of 7:15 as usual.
The program is as follows: "Var-
sity" march by Moore; overture
"HungarianComedy" by Keler-
Bela, conducted by Samuel L.
Flueckiger; "Atlantis" suite (The
Lost Continent), nocturne and.
morning hymn of praise, "I Love
Thee" (The Prince and Aana) by
Safranek, conducted by Harold R
Harvey; selections from musical
comedy "Prince of Pilsen" by Lu-
ders, conducted'by Ennis H. Flem-
ing; "La Feria" suite by Lacome
consisting of Los Toros, conducted
'by Warren E. Wood and La Reja-
Serenade conducted by Rhoderick
R. Shaw; and the Ballet Egyptian
by Luigini consisting of Allegro non
troppo and Allegretto, conducted by
i°i tn C nnt.-i+t.


"Beggar on Horseback," stark
drama of life behind the scenes in
the widget industry, was produced
once before by Director Valentine
In May, 1929, it became the sec-
ond play to appear in the new Ly-
dia Mendelssohn theatreand ach-
ieved an outstandingly enthusias-
tic reception from campus audi-
R. Leslie Askren, then Music and
Drama editor of The Daily, termed
it "the most amusing and genuine-
ly good-fun show that has appeared
locally in years."
"Play Production have taken the
Kaufman-Connelly book, which is
Quality Can Be Developed, Dr.
Johnson Says in Address
to Conference.
"Personality is mentioned more
than any other quality in selecting
teachers," Dr. Edgar Johnson, prin-
cipal of University High school,
said in an address before the week-
ly conference of the school of edu-
cation yesterday. "Subject matter
aside, a forceful personality is the
most valuable asset for a prospec-
tive teacher. Many persons are in-
clined to believe that personality
is something beyond the individ-
ual's control."
Dr. Johnson continued with an
answer to the question of the de-
velopment of the personality. "The
point of view of this address this
afternoon is that personaity is
something which can be developed.
This is certainy tirue of certain
qualities as tact, sympathy, open-
mindedness, or tolerance. It is ex-
ceptionally true in the field of in-
Professor Briggs of Columbia
university, Dr. Johnson pointed out,
has suggested the number, variety,
and depth of man's interests meas-
ures a liberal education. "Certainly
if we consider the teachers who
have inspired us by their personal-
ity; they have been people with a
wide range of interests and with
abiding and contagious enthusi-
The fields of literature, fine arts,
and music are broad enough that
anyone may find here something
of interest to him," Dr. Johnson
News Vendor Suffers
Shock From Lightning
Knocked to the ground at 4:20
yesterday afternoon by a shock of
lightning which hit a campus tree
directly across from the State street
entrance of Nickel's arcade, William
Taylor, aged newspaper vendor was
removed by police to St. Joseph's
Mercy Hospital where he was re-
ported to be only slightly shocked
and rapidly improving at a late
hour yesterday evening.
The thunder storm, one of the
most sudden squalls seen in recent
years, was accompanied by an ex-
tremely high wind which caused
some wire damage in Main and
State street business districts.
Vanderbilt Marriage
Dissolved by Court
RENO, Nev., Aug. 4.-(R)-Ru-
Smored last-minute attempts by he

husband at reconciliation failing
Mary Weir Vanderbilt went into
divorce court here today and had
her marriage to Cirnelius Vander-
bilt, Jr., dissolved.
Terms of a property settlement
were not divulged. Neither wer
those of the decree which is under-
stood, however, to have provided
for payment by Vanderbilt of "in
excess of $500 each month."
Detroit Welfare Clerk
Gets Prison Sentenc
I\ DETROIT, Aug. 4.-{,P)-Alex F
- Lewis, former welfare departmen
clerk, who defrauded the city o
1 $207,000 in municipal doles wa
1 Ventenced to from 7 1-2 to 10 year
Y in Michigan State prison at Jack

brilliant writing in its own right,
and turned it on the stage of the
new League theatre in a spirit of
mad folly that makes the show ab-
solutely one not to be missed at
any price," his review said.
"The play itself is a test for the
director," he continued. "It re-
quires careful interpretation, intri-
cate work. It is a cock-eyed puzzle
in all manner of moods and styles,
and Director Windt has mastered
the puzzle . . . . He deserves fully
the accolade of merit which his
laboratory shows have so long de-
"This reviewer has seen the same
play in four different versions,"
said Lee Blazer, in a later review,
"and although better productions
in part were noted, this one easily
ranks with the best of them."
The authors wrote "Beggar on
Horseback" for those who may have
become wearied by the more char-
acteristic American comedies which
regard evening clothes and abrupt
wealth as quite essential parts of
a happy ending. They claim to
offer it merely as an antidote to
the worship of material prosperity.
Murray Places Oklahoma Fields
Under Martial Law in War
for Better Prices.
Oklahoma CITY, Aug. 4.-(AP)
-Governor William H. Murray
late today issued an executive
order shutting down 3,106 pro-
rated oil wells in Oklahoma and
establishing martial law for a
distance of 50 feet around each
-Cicero Murray, personal repre-
sentative of Governor Murray, who
plans to shut in prorated Oklahoma
oil wells, to force a price of $1 a
barrel, announced in the Oklahoma
City oil field this afternoon that
"the first well was shut in at 2:55
Shortly afterward the Champlin
Refining company reported their
only three producers had been shut
down on request of the field pro-
ration umpire. The company has
been operating in violation of the
state proration law under a tem-
porry federal court injunction.
The Murray anouncement came
soon after a company of Okla-
homa's National Guard established
headquarters in the Oklahoma City
oil field, ready to enforce Governor
IMurray's long promised order to
shut in the area's gushers.
The guardsmen-about 30-under
SColonel Turner Roark and Major
Abe Herskowitz, took up headquar-
ters on a lease of the Wirt Frank-
lin interests. Later a detachment
was sent to the lease of the Champ-
lin company.
Hundreds of Families Fleeing
From Blaze, Taking Goods
Packed on Wagons.

SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 4.--(P)-
Hundreds of families packed good
on wagons today and fled before a
wall of fire that raced through the
- Kaniksu national forest in the
Priest river valley of north Idaho
t Two hundred new fires, breakinE
e out last night and today, blazed ii
- forests of Montana, north Idahi
and eastern Washington.
Several of the blazes were report-
ed to be incendiary.
At Deer creek, on the Kootena
forest of Idaho, flames were swepr
B over fire lines by a 20-mile wind. Ii
the Kaniksu forest a line of fire 21
. miles long rushed toward the fed,
t eral forest experiment station a
f Priest river. Men were Warned t
s "fight hard or run."
s Flames brought down tall tree,
- and flung them across many road
and +rails

Head Winds Prevent Schedulci
Take-off Early in Day; One
Stop Is Proposed.
Rumor of Crash Is Dissipated
by Radio Message Denying
Afternoon Take-off.
BAKER LAKE, N.W.T., Aug.4.-
(AP)-Beginning a daring 1,115-mile
dash across the most treacherous
of Canada's bad lands, Col. and
Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh took off
at 6:35 p.m., Eastern Standard
Time today for Aklavik.
Contrary to al previous informa-
tion, it was announced just before
the takeoff that if weather permit-
ted a single jump would be made to
"However, we may stop at Cop-
per Mine," said Colonel Lindbergh.
The Lindberghs had spent the en-
tire day checking over their plane.
Various Routes Planned.
Considerable confusion had been
caused over the variously reported
routes which the Lindberghs would
pursue from here to Aklavik. Be-
fore they left the United States,
they said they would plot a north-
erly course direct from here to Ak-
lavik. Later, about the time some
Canadian aviators expressed appre-
hension over the safety of such a
route, it was said the Lindberghs
would travel in a more southerly
direction by way of Hunter bay,
Fort Norman, and up the Macken-
zie river to Aklavik.
The jumble of static which has
blocked the radio channels of the
north Canadian wilderness cleared
sufficiently late today for receipt
of word that the Lindberghs were
weather bound at Baker lake, tiny
trading town at the rocky west end
of Chesterfield inlet.
Crash Rumor Denied.
The fragmentary dispatches re-
ceived here said head winds pre-
vailed along the Lindberghs' pro-
jected 650-mile course to Hunter
Rumors circulated earlier in the
day that Colonel Lindbergh had

HAVANA, Aug. 4.--(1P)-A gen-
eral 24-hour strike today in-
volved some 40,000 workmen in
Havana and an estimated 60-
000 to 70,000 more throughout
the island. Labor leaders said
tonight that strong sentiment
had developed for a new stop-
page of work to begin within the
next two days.
The new strike, if called, would
protest the arrest of nearly 40
strikers and other persons to-
day, they said.
Arrested persons included Lu-
cio Fuentes, president of the As-
sociation of Commercial Em-
ployees; Jose Llera, one of the
leaders of the striking 2,400 em-
ployees of the Havana Electric
Railways co.; and Pedro de la
Seeks Re-Indictment of Chicago
Gang Leader on Illicit
Liquor Charges.
CHICAGO, Aug. 1.-(JP)-The fed-
eral grand jury today began a re-
view of the history of Alphonse
"Scarface Al" Capone's illicit liquor
activities, seeking to re-indict him
under the Jones law as recom-
mended last week by Federal Judge
James H. Wilkerson.
Aided by police, federal officers
last night invaded Capone's gang-
land haunts in search of witnesses
but if any were found they did not
appear before the grond jury today.
Waiting in the anteroom, how-
ever, were Chief Special Agent
Eliot Hess, the 28-year-old Univer-
sity of Chicago graduate, and the
corps of "untouchables" who pro-
cured most of the evidence on
which the liquor conspiracy indict-
ment against Capone was returned.
The "untouchables," a group of
young undercover operatives for
the prohibition force, were so
named because they refused to ac-
cept bribes or to be intimidated
while seeking evidence.

Enforced 'Holiday' Will
End as Government
Drops Decree.
Financiers Think Banks
Can Renew Operation
Without Trouble.
BERLIN, Aug. 4.-MP)-After
bank "holiday" extending over
hree weeks and one day, enforced
ry a decree of President Paul von
-Iindenburg, German banking in-
titutions prepared today to re-
ipen their doors for regular pub-
c business tomorrow.
Restrictions, especially on
:hecking accounts, have been se-
rere during these three weekst
[he only withdrawals permitted
ere those for officially approved
>urposes, such as payrolls and tax
The result has been that the Ger-
ian public, which hitherto has
seen generally averse to paying by
-heck and has preferred to settle
ills in cash, has had a good
rounding in the principles of the
heck system. "Checks taken here,"
vas the unaccustomed notice dis-
>ayed in the stores and other
>laces of business.
Checks Not Cashable.
Such checks were not cashable
>ut passed to the credit of the hold-
rs, helping eventually to meet pay-
,olls and tax bills.
Since yesterday, when check
ransfers between banks became
eneral, the situation in the opinion
>f banking experts has greatly im-
>roved and it was believed that
anking machinery could be put
n motion again without fear of
ausing runs.
Tomorrow will show whether that
onfidence is justified, for there
has been a great accumulation of
deferred payments which the banks
will be called upon to meet just as
soon as their doors open. Financial
weather men contend that the por-
tents are fair and there is nothing
to indicate that the atmosphere of
calm will be disturbed.
Bank Conditions Better.
Payments into banks have large-
l. exceeded the small authorized
withdrawals and they were aided
by trade activities resulting from
a nation-wide clearance sale of all
classes of commodities which start-
ed briskly August 1.
It is fully expected that money
withdrawn from banks will circu-
late quickly in trade and speedily
find its way back to the banks
again, as, because of the high bank
rate, everybody will be anxious to
settle outstanding liabilities with-
out delay.
As for the reopening of stock ex-
changes, it is believed that not be-
fore mid-August. can an adequate
survey of the situation be made,
but unless the unforeseen happens
the prospects are that the German

boerses will resume their function
by the end of the month.
Chicago Officers Join
to Bar Further Riots
CHICAGO, Aug. 4.-(P)-Public
officials, Negro leaders, and police
pooled their efforts today to pre-
vent a recurrence of the rioting
which cost three lives and many in-
juries in the south side Negro belt
last night.
Armed squad cars cruised through
the district breaking up all large
American League
Chicago 5, Detroit 1.
Cleveland, St. Louis, wet grounds.
National League
Chicago 4, 7, Cincinnati 2, 3.
New York 6, 3, Brooklyn 3, 2.
St. Louis 7, Pittsburgh 1.
Rn- 0 A m9 0a

Capone last week moved
change his plea from guilty to
I guilty of the liquor and income

been injured in an attempted take- evasion indictments against hi
off from Baker lake were dissipated Elmer L. Irey, chief of the
by a direct radio message from telligence unit of the inte
Baker lake to Churchill which said, revenue bureau, today confe:
"Lindbergh has not even attempted with A. P. Madden, chief of
to take off. Strong head winds Chicago unit, presumably conc
prevail." It was timed 4:30 p.m., ing the trial next month of
Eastern Standard Time. pone's tax cases. Irey participE


Herndon, Pangborn Have Little
Chance to Cut Record, Belief1
TOKIO, Aug. 4.-(AP)-The Amer-
ican aviators,Clyde Pangborn and
Hugh Herndon, were believed to-
night to have lost their race around
the world to lower the record of
eight days, 15 hours and 51 min-
utes set a month ago by Wiley Post
and Harold Gatty, fellow country-
Whether Pangborn and Herndon
were flying over the 2,400 miles
dangerous overseas course to
Nome, Alaska, or were held at
Khabaravsk, Eastern Siberia, by
bad weather was uncertain as the
hours dragged by and communica-
tion with Khabarovsk failed.
The flyers, however, had express-
ed determination to continue their
air voyage to New York. A wing
of their plane had been repaired
yesterday, following a perilous
flight of 950 miles from Chita, Si-
beria, thruogh rain and fog that
hid the Khingan mountains from
view and made their landing safely
a combination of good luck and ex-
cellent navigation.
Amy Johnson Is Forced Down
at Khailar on Her Trip East

in the conference between Capone,
counsel and the government prose-'
cutors when the plea of guilty and
the government's recommendation
of penalty were discussed.

Inventor Walks Unassisted
Car; Improvement Rapid,
Physician Says.


WEST ORANGE, N.J., Aug.4.-(P)
-Thomas A. Edison was so far re-
covered from his recent collapse
late today that his physicians per-
mitted him to take a half-hour au-
to ride through his estate. Smiling
like a boy let out to play, the 84-
year-old inventor walked unassisted
to the open touring car he chose
in preference to a sedan.
He was accompanied by Mrs. Edi-
son; who sat beside him in the rear
seat, and his son Charles, who sat
in front with the chauffeur.
An hour and a half after Mr. Edi-
son returned from his drive, Dr.
Hubert S. Rowe issued the following
"This afternoon Mr. Edison felt
so much improved that he insisted
on taking a short drive.
"Other than this, this afternoon
occasioned no marked change in
his condition.
"His improvement during the
past 48 hours has been so rapid that
it will of necessity be slower from
'taw nn"

HARBIN, Manchuria, Aug. 4.-(P)
-Amy Johnson, British woman fly-
er, on the way from England to.
Tokio, made a forced landing today;
at Khailar, midway between here
and Chita, because her fuel had
run low. She will take aboard
more gasoline, and resume thet
flizht tn Harbin as soon as nossible.

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