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VOL. XI. NO 34.



WEATHER: Warm, Thunder Showers


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Local Business Men Forecast
Improvement in City's
Job Situation.
Employment Exchange Proposes
to Distribute Positions
Among Needy.
With the announcement that a
midget radio receiver, capable of
both long and short wave reception,
is soon to be manufactured here
by the International Radio corpor-
ation, a new Ann Arbor enterprise,
some change for the better in re-
gard to the local employment situ-
ation was forecast by leading busi-
ness men of the city.
Not Hiring Now.
Although employees are not at
present being hired by the com-
pany, it was announced that a date
of registration for all trained radio
workers would be released soon and
that the corporation would at-
tempt to cooperate to the fullest
extent with Mayor Wirk W. New-
kirk's unemployment exchange
which will carefully check all ap-
plications in the endeavor to dis-
tribute the positions opened among
as many families as possible.
The new corporation, headed by
Charles A. Verschoor, of Ann Ar-
bor, as president and listing as vice
president Earl Cress, of Brown and
Cress, local investment bankers and
as treasurer J. C. Fritz, vice presi-
dent of the Ann Arbor Savings
bank, is capitalized at $50,000. It
will occupy part of the four story
brick building at the corner of
Fourth and Williams streets, the
quarters of the old Arborphone
Radio company. As the corporation
expands, it is expected to utilize the
entire building and to add certain
structural improvements.
Uses Latest Principles.
The new receiver, which incor-
porates all the latest principles of
radio engineering design, obviates
the necessity for intricate tuning
either in change from high to low
wave length operation or in the
regular selection of stations within
the standard and low wave series.
A farseeing policy also provides for
connection with future television
equipment which may be offered to
the radio owners.
Bailey Maintains It Has Been
Potent Factor in Growth
of Modern Life.
"Electricity has been a potent civ-
ilizing factor only for the last fifty
years, and in this period its con-
tributions to modern life have been
little short of marvelous," declared
Prof. Benjamin F. Bailey, of the
electrical engineering department,
in an illustrated lecture yesterday.
Professor Bailey, one of the pion-

eers in the electrical field for the
last thirty-one years, said the
reason progress of inventions in
ancient times was slow was that
there was little reward for the in-
ventor in those days. He attribut-
ed the modern growth of invention
to the fact that "men devoted to
research are rewarded for doing
the thing they most like to do."
"One of the most unexpected uses
of electricity," Professor Bailey said,
"is in electrical ship propulsion in
ocean liners. Some of them have
as large a generating plant as the
cities of Grand Rapids ,or Indian-
"How immeasurably small must
have been the power that a radio
rciving set in Australia received
from a seven and one-half wat
transmitter in Ann Arbor when we
Sealize that this power was dis-
persed into space equally in al
possible directions. That is why
transmission of power by radio i
not feasible at the present time,"
Professor Bailey declared.

DO-X in Brazil; Will Fly to United States

Assooated Press Photo
The mammoth passenger plane DO-X, shown above, arrived at
Bahia, Brazil, Wednesday after a flight from Rio de Janeiro. It had
previously crossed the Atlantic with ten passengers, under the com-
mand of Lieut. Clarence H. Schildhauer, U. S. N., and is on its way
to the United States.

Cramer, Paquette Mapping Way
to Denmark Along Great
Circle Route.
Survey Being Made for Airline
Corporation in Cleveland;
Relief Planes Ready.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 6.
-(iP)-Unheralded and without
benefit of fanfare, Parker Cramer,
American aviator rested in Ang-
magsalik, Greenland, today after a
flight from Detroit.
Dispatches from Greenland said
he landed at the southern tip of the
island Wednesday and would con-
tinue on to Copenhagen after a
brief survey of the terrain, to map
a trans-Arctic air route from Amer-
ica to Europe. The Exchange Tele-
gram agency said he had flown
across the north Atlantic from Can-
Cramer is understood to have de-
posited $1,000 with the Danish gov-
ernment to be used for the relief
of his expedition in case of emer-
gency and to have obtained permis-
sion to land. A supply of gasoline

Edison Expects 10
More Years of Life
WEST ORANGE, N.J., Aug. 6.-
(IP)-Buoyed up by the continued
improvement in his condition,
Thomas A. Edison predicted to-
day that he would live 10 more
years-long enough to celebrate
his 94th birthday.
Mr. Edison told his physician
Dr. Hubert S. Howe, he based his
estimate on a theory that, if a
person lived to be 72, he would
live 10 years longer, and that, if
he passed the 82 mark, he would
have still another decade of life.
Edison cited John D. Rocke-
feller as an example of his the-
Dr. Howe said today Mr. Edi-
son was stronger than at any
time since his return from Flor-
ida eight weeks ago. He added
that Edison had demonstrated
more vitality and "come-back"
than most younger men under
similar conditions.

Herndon, Pangborn to Compete
With Two Other Aviators
for $25,000 Prize.
TOKIO, Aug. 6.-(P)-Losers in
an attempt to break the record for
an airplane journey around the
world, Clyde Pangborn and Hugh
Herndon, Jr., American flyers, an-
nounced their intention, today to
compete with two other Americans
in an effort to make the first non-
stop flight across the Pacific. A
prize of $25,000 was offered by a
Japanese newspaper.
The other competitors are Don
Moyle and C. A. Allen, California
pilots, who arrived here by steam-
ship. They planned to use the
monoplane "City of Tacoma" in
which Harold Bromley and Harold
Gatty failed last year, and Thomas
Ash, Jr., failed this year in similar
No date has been set for the
flight of 4,500 miles over water from
Japan to Seattle. The shortest air
route lies past the volcanic Kurile
Islands of Japan, over the foggy,
stormy, north Pacific ocean in a
great circle that crosses the Aleu-
tian Islands of Alaska.
Pangborn and Herndon arrived
:e e at 6:16 p.m. (4:16 a.m. Ann
Arbor Time) today after a 950 mile
flight from Khaborovsk, Siberia.
There they had given up their at-
tempt to beat the record around the
world of 8 days, 16 hours, and 51
minutes, established early last
month by Wiley Post and Harold
Gatty. A wing damaged in landing
August 3 and bad weather ahead
made further efforts to lower the
record futile, for the plane was al-
-eady many hours behind sched-
ule after having traveled 9,250 miles
from New York.
Lindberghs Held at Aklavik
by Cold Winds, Fog, and Rain
AKLAVIK, N. W. T., Aug. 6.-(4P)
-Cold winds, fog and rain rip-
ped up the waters of Peel channel
in the delta of the Mackenzie river
(oday, holding Colonel Charles A.
Lindbergh and his wife in this far
northern trading post. They had
planned to leave today for Point
3arrow, Alaska, 536 miles north
ind west. Colonel Lindbergh an-
nounced this afternoon he would
not take off from here until Friday
unless the weather shows immedi-
ite improvement.
The storm came up soon after
they landed yesterday, preventing
radio communication to the south
or 16 hours. Meanwhile the Lind-
berghs were given an opportunity
t'urther to explore this "metropolis
>f the Arctic" where the pictur-
esque figures of fur traders and
rappers, Eskimos and Indians, and
nounted policemen mingle. The
t visited several of the Eskimo homes
While the aviators planned t
I 7o on to Point Barrow, they wil
t not find the fuel supply there whict
e they had expected the United State
- Coast Guard Cutter Northlan
1 would bring. The vessel was pre-
y vented by the ice pack from reach
s ing the little settlement and if of
Icy Cape, some 150 miles south an

Mollison Cuts Two Days From
Australia to England
Flight Time.
CROYDON, England, Aug. 6.-(P)
--A young Scottish airman, James
A. Mollson, landed at Croydon air-
drome tonight after having cut by.
more than two days the Australia
to England record.
His time from Wyndham, Aus-
tralia, to Pervensey bay, Sussex,
where he first touched English soil,
was officially given as 8 days, 21
hours 25 minutes.
This compares with the previous
record, made by C.W.A. Scott, of 10
days, 23 hours.
Mollson's flight was one of the
most grueling in the history of
long distance aviation. Through-
out it he averaged only two hours'
sleep a night, and then, thoroughly
worn out, he had to face extremely
bad weather in the first stage from
Rome to England.
Students, Faculty Members to
Be Guests at Annual Summer
Session Dance Tonight.

The annual League party of the
Summer Session will be held to-
night in the Women's League build-
ing under the direction of Kather-
ine O'Hearn, president of the
League and generral chairman of
arrangements for the affair. All
faculty and students of the Uni-
versity are invited to be guests.
There will be a reception committee
to introduce guests to one another
in the Grand Rapids room.
Dancing will be in the ballroom
from 9 to 1 o'clock, admission for
which may be secured by the men
presenting treasurer's receipts at a
table in the concourse on the second
At 9:30 a bridge party will be-
held in the dining room of theY
building, for which prizes are to be
given, one lady's and one gentle-
men's prize. Lena Brammer as-
sisted by Elizabeth Landress, Helen
Swineford, and Gladys Baker are
to be in charge of this part of the
Chaperones and committees for+
the party as announced yesterday+
by Miss O'Hearn include: chape-
rones, Dean Edward H. Kraus and
Mrs. Kraus, Ethel McCormick, Mr.
and Mrs. Carlton Wells, Janice Gil-
lette, social chairman; and the re-
ception committee to assist Miss
Gillitte, Prof, J. R. Sharman and
Mrs. Sharman, Dorothy Brown, Bet-
ty Campbell, Alice McCully, Enid
Bush, Dorothy Wilbur, Virginia Mc-
Manus, Mariam Cartright, Mary
Boyles, Mary McClure, Dorothy
Peterson, ane Brooks, Thomas Tan-
dy, Donna McCaughna, Harmon
Jones, Carl Marty, Neil Warren,
Harmon Wolfe, Anthony Pearson,
Kenneth Mahl, Harrison Taylor,
George Hummel, John Neal, and
Reed Orr.

Hobbs Is Advocate s
of Cramer's Route B
Prof. William H. Hobbs, headt
of the geology department andR
perhaps the outstanding author-
ity on the Greenland ice cap,
yesterday reiterated his state- l
ment of long standing that the
route over the great circle, takenA
by Parker Cramermand Oliver
Paquette, is the most feasible
air route to Europe, despite the
fact that it touches the Arctic 1
regions. He pointed out speciallyq
that the flight over the Green-d
land cap minimizes the danger c
of fog, the major obstacle of mostA
Atlantic flights.
This flight is the fourth thatt
has been made over the ice capr
and the longest, Professor Hobbsr
declared, the distance traversedr
by Cramer and Paquette overa
Greenland to get to Angmagsalik
having been roughmly about 350
miles. Admiral Byrd made the
first flight over the cap in 1925,
traveling about 40 miles, while
two flights were made this year
in the search for the missing
observer, Courtauld. One of
these was made by the British
air route party under Colonel
Watkins and the second by Capt.
Albin Ahrenberg, of Sweden.
Professor Hobb's party, sta-
tioned at Mt. Evans on the west
coast of Greenland, rescued1
Cramer and Bert Hassel when
the two flyers cracked up in the
City of Rockford in 1928. The1
Michigan faculty man was also
consulted in connection with the
attempt made by Cramer, Robert
Gast, and Robert Wood to fly
from Chicago to Berlin in the1
Chicago Tribune plane, the Un-
tin' Bowler, in 1929.
recently was cached at Angmagsalik
for use of his survey.,
CLEVELAND, Aug. 6.--()- Of-
ficials of Transamerican Airlines
corporation today confirmed re-
ports of the charting of a new
trans-Atlantic airmail route, in the
course of which Parker D. "Shorty"
Cramer landed his Diesel-powered
monoplane Wednesday at Angmag-
salik, Greenland, after crossing the
Greenland ice cap.
Oliver L. Paquette, radio oper-
ator with Cramer, who was loaned
by the Canadian government radio
service, kept in communication with
the Transamerican officials during
the flight.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 6.
-(P)--Shortly before the news of
Cramer's departure from Green-
land, the Governor of Greenland
received the first official informa-
tion of Cramer's arrival at Angma-
gsalik. The information was coupl-
ed with a statement that he pro-
posed to start for Iceland.

Bruening, Curtius Will Complete b
Long Trip to Pay Visit
to Mussolini. t
(See Story on Page Three) h
ROME, Aug. 6.-(P)-The thou- '
and-mile dash of Chancellor c
3ruening and Foreign Minister
Curtius for a two-day "visit of cour-a
esy" to Premier Mussolini at ae
ime when their own internal af-f
airs are in grave state will be con-_
luded tomorrow.
Italian government circles frank-
y hoped for big possibilities fromf
his renewal of close relations with
Italy's pre-war allies. However,
he word "alliance" is scoffed at. 1
Officially the Germans are com-
ng to thank Mussolini for his
quick acceptance of the Hoover warl
debt plan, and for a general dis-
cussion of European problems.
Unofficially it is declared that;
Mussolini's conviction that some-
thing must be done to put things
right in the world and his deter-
mination to have Italy play a good
role are certain to result in the ex-
amination of the tangible solutions.
Discussions for Latest Meetings
of Public Health Workers
Are Arranged.
The last Public Health Institute
of the Summer Session will begin
today at the West Medical building
at 9 o'clock. Sally L. Jean, Health
Education consultant of the Metro-
politan Life Insurance company,
will discuss the "Report of the
Health Section of the World Feder-
ation of Education Associations."
"The Interests and Activities of
the White House Conference on
Child Health and Protection" will
be the subject of Dr. F. J. Kelly
at 10 o'clock. Maud E. Watson, di-
rector of Child Guidance division
of the Children's fund of Michigan,
will speak on the "Newer Impli-
cations of Mental Hygiene in Prob-
lems of School Children" at 11
Eva F. McDougall, director of
public health nursing of Indiana,
will discuss "Developing Rural Ser-
vices in Indiana" at 2 o'clock. Dr.
Howard B. Lewis, professor of phy-
siological chemistry of the Univer-
sity, will speak on "The Normal
Diet-The Water Soluble Vitamins"
at 3 o'clock, and Dr. William F.
Snow, general director of American
.Social Hygiene association, will dis-
cuss "The Prevention of Venereal
Diseases" at 4 o'clock.
American League
Washington 15, Boston 1.
Chicago 7, St. Louis 6.
New York 5, Athletics 3.
Cleveland 4, Detroit 3.
National League
Brooklyn 7, Boston 3.
Philhies 6, New York 4.
Cincinnati 3, Pittsburgh 2.

Mrs. Thompson Killed
When Autos Collide
on Dexter Road.
Crushed in the impactof two
peeding automobiles which came
ogether at the intersection of
Dexter road and the Outer drive
t 12 :5 o'clockhlast night, Mrs.
Dorothy L. Thompson, 41, of
Duter drive was almost instant-
y killed, while nine other occu-
)ants of the two cars were all
nore or less seriously injured.
The car in which Mrs. Thomp-
on was riding was driven by
George M. Emhoff of Oakdale
irive, Ann Arbor; the other car,
ccupied by University students,
was driven by Alfred Lee Klaer,
ssociate of Merle H. Anderson,
Presbyterian minister of Ann Ar-
Those in the Emhoff car were
he most seriously injured and in-
luded Mrs. Caroline Emhoff and
her son George Emhoff, jr., as
well as Mrs. Thompson. They
were all immediately removed to
St. Joseph's Mercy hospital where.
at an early hour this morning the
extent of injuries had not been
ully determined.
The less seriously injured occu-
pants of the Klaer car were re-
moved to University hospital
where all were found to be suf-
fering from minor cuts and bruis-
es. They were Richard S.Mc-
Creary, of 1345 Washtenaw ave.,
Richard Becker, 604 East Madi-
son avenue, Viola Johnson, a
nurse at University hospital, 122
Forest avenue, A. Kyle Brum-
baugh, 604 East Madison avenue,
and Helen Brittain, of 333 East
Williams street, a high school
(Special to The Daily)
Crashing head ona t a com-
bined rate of speed estimated to
be well over 15o miles per hour,
Clarence Horn of Detroit, driver
of a light Ford car, and Oren My-
rick, 77, Elks Club, Ann Arbor,
driver of a heavy Cadillac sedan,
were both instantly killed in one
of the most completely devastat-
ing accidents ever to occur in
this vicinity.
Riding with Myric were Sam
Huesel, 7o, and his son, Fred
Huesel, both of Ann Arbor. It
was stated at Byers Hospital,
Ypsilanti, at a late hour last night
that the elder Heusel was not se-
riousuly injured but that the son
was suffering from a severe skull
fracture, recovery from which
was most problematical.
Gangster Confesses in Hospital
After Fracturing Skull
in Smash-up.

ST. JOSEPH, Michigan, Aug. 6.-
(AP)-Trapped by an automobile ac-
cident in which he was seriously
injured, Gus Winkler, alleged mem-
ber of a gang charged with a dozen
murders and as many bank robber-
ies in four mid-western states, lay
with a fractured skull in Mercy
hospital here tonight.
Confronted with fingerprints
showing him to be Winkler, the in-
jured man admitted his identity
late today to Sheriff Fred J. Cut-
ler and state police. Previously,
he had been registered as Jerry
Kral, a licensed airplane pilot of
A man injured in the same ac-
cident, identified by cardts in his
pockets as John D. Moran of St.
Louis, also is under guard in the
hospital, and an effort is being
made to link him with the same
gang which numbered Winkler and
Fred Burke, notorious killer, among
its members.

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