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The Weather
Generally fair Tuesday and Affai
Wednesday; warmer. 'Vice
Official Publication Of The Summer Session

ercan Interest In Cuban
rs; Detroit Police And The

On 'U' Tract
Custodian Makes Report
On Damage Caused By
Forest Fire
Ramsdell Believes
Soil Fertility Hurt
States Accounts Of Loss
Carried By Newspapers
Were Exaggerated
The first complete and official re-
ports on the extent of the damage
done to the University's Chase S.
Osborne Preserve at Sugar Island by
the recent forest fire, were received
at the President's Office yesterday in
the form of a letter from Prof. W.
F. Ramsdell, custodian of the tract.
Altogether about 100 acres of the
University's land were burned, ac-
cording to Professor Ramsdell, but
bnly 10 acres were heavily wooded,
the remainder being poorly stocked
land and marshland.
The custodian stated that reports
on the extent of the damage had
been exaggerated in newspaper write-
ups. le said that one of the princi-
pal losses was that the fertility of
the soil had been reduced by the
Letter Is Received
The letter, received by Dr. Frank
E. Robbins, assistant to the presi-
dent, follows:
"Dear Dr. Robbins:
"I know that you and others in
Ann Arbor are anxious to have a
more detailed report of the forest
fire, on Sugar Island.
The fire started about half a mile
outside of and northwest of the Os-
borne Preserve boundary, apparent-
ly sometime Sunday, Aug. 6. Several
men worked on it Sunday and Mon-
day and left it as 'out' when it cov-
ered only about four acres. Some fire
remained in old stumps and roots
and spread rapidly before the high
northwest wind Tuesday, Aug. 8. At
about 11 a. In. Tuesday it was re-
ported from the Nine Mile Point
Coast Guard Station via the Soo to
the District Fire Warden at Trout
Lake as in sections 21 and 22. This
was about a mile south of its true
location and probably gave rise to
inaccurate reports.
"A large crew of men under more
experienced fire wardens worked on
the fire Tuesday afternoon and
night, and continued until it was
well under control Friday afternoon,
when a patrol force of about 10 men
was still left on the job. I spent
all day Wednesday, Thursday, and
until noon Friday on the fire. Pro-
fessor Young spent Wednesday aft-
ernoon and night and Friday, and
was prepared to investigate the fire
area at intervals as weather condi-
tions required to guard against any
possible further outbreak. Part of
the fire is in a deep peaty marsh
where complete extinguishment is
not certain even after heavy rains.
A good rain covered the fire area
Friday .evening and night.
100 Acres Swept By Fire
"About 100 acres 'of our property
burned, almost entirely on Tuesday.
Of this about 10 acres was good sec-
ond growth timber, about nine acres

poorly stocked. second growth tim-
ber, and the remaining 81 acres
marshland and old burn with scat-
tered young reproduction. About 41
acres of the 81 including the marsh
area also burned in the fire we had
in August 1931. A fire of this nature
does a great deal of damage in re-
ducing soil fertility and retarding
re-establishment of forest cover even
where no timber is destroyed. I hope
I can work out some practicable plan
of giving this particularly hazardous
portion of the property adequate
protection from nre. We are fortu-
nate in suffering no greater loss to
Head Of Cuba's Army Is
Graduate Of West Point
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.-(/')-
The man who will direct Cuba's re-
juvenated Army and Navy learned
the art of war in the Unted States
Military Academy.
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Warships Arrive At Havana Harbor

-Associated Press Photo
This general view of Havana, as seen from Morro Castle, shows the area which has been the
center of the turbulent political situation. At the other end of El Prado, the tree-lined street slightly to
the right of center, is Central Square, where much of the recent bloodshed took place. The dome of

the capitol is shown rising above other buildings, and .a peace-inspiring1
in the harbor.

U. S. warship is seen anchored.

Michigan, Purdue Picked

Millions To Get,
Job s, Johnson
Tells Roosevelt
Chief Of N. R. A. Assures
President Work Will Be
Ready By Winter

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 14. -(IP)-
Michigan and Purdue, in the opinion
of Bernie Bierman, University of
Minnesota grid coach, are, likely to
battle it out for the Big Ten football
title this fall.
But he looks for the Western con-
ference season to be strewn wit
plenty of upsets.
The greatest change from 1932,
Bierman believes, will lie in the in-
creased strength of last year's sec-
ond division teams.
"I anticipate much closer games
this year," says Bernie, "and expect
several surprising upsets in a colorful
season. The pressure will be on Mich-
igan and Purdue, however, and you
Kipke Drives East-But
It's Just For The Ride
There was scarcely anything
wrong with Head Football Coach
Harry Kipke's plans to driveto
Hamilton, N. Y., Sunday to teach
the Colgate coaching school-ex-
cept the fact that the school,
much to his surprise and chagrin,
doesn't open until Aug. 20.
It was after he had completed
the 50-mile trip yesterday that
Coach Kipke found out that his
calculations were just seven days
off,'so now he and Mrs. Kipke,
to whom he telephoned the sad
news from Hamilton, are planning
to go to the Chicago World's Fair
instead. Harry will. retuin from
his fruitless 1,000-mile jaunt to-
will have to get by them to look at
the title."
Bierman thinks Wisconsin also will
be tough. Last year the Badgers
came back with a rush to end the
season with only a tie with Ohio
State and a 7-to-6 loss to Purdue to.
mar their record.
Of his own Minnesota team, Bernie
says its strength will depend, largely
on sophomores. He expects the Go-
phers to be "about as strong as last
More Veight in Northwestern's line
will offset the loss of "Pug" Rentner,
in Bierman's opinion,. and he con-
tends the Purple must be coAiidered

a factor in the title fight. Ohio State,
he thinks, should be able at least to
maintain its position of last year.
"And Indiana, Illinois, Chicago and
Iowa will be far from set-ups," he
predicts. "All four will be consid-
erably stronger than last year and
are likely to figure in some startling
upsets that may change the trend of
the whole championship struggle.
"These four schools are getting
some good replacements from soph-
omore material and are likely to pro-
vide some miserable afternoons for
opponents this fall."
Michigan's power and punch should
continue on the same level of 1932,
Bierman believes,.as the Wolverines
suffered comparatively few losses by
And he looks for Purdue's forces
to be kept at top strength by last
year's reserves and good sophomore
prospects, although the Boilermakers
were hit heavily by graduation of
several stars.
By the Associated Press

New York ................64
Cleveland ................ 55
Chicago. ....51
St. Louis .................. 42
Monday's Results
Detroit 6, Boston 5.
Philadelphia 11, Cleveland 5.
Only games scheduled.
Tuesday's Games
Boston at Detroit.
New York at St.. Louis.
Washington at Chicago.
Philadelphia at Cleveland.
New York...............63
Chicago .................. 61
St. Louis................59
Boston.................. 58
Brooklyn ................43
Monday's Results
New York-Philadelphia, rain.
Only game scheduled.
Tuesday's Games
Cincinnati at New York.
Chicago at Boston.
St. Louis atPhiladelphia.
Only games scheduled.



WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.-(,)-'i
Assurance that millions of idle wage-t
earners would be back at work under1
the blue eagle of the N.R.A. by the
time snow flies was received directly
today by President Roosevelt from
the chief of his national recovery
program-Hugh S. Johnson.
Personally directing his economic
restroation program, the chief ex-
ecutive received a comprehensive
statement of progress from Johnson
and ordered closer coordination for
three of the great agencies of the
recovery campaign-the N.R.A. and
the public works and relief admin-
This drawing together of the forces
aligned against winter un-employ-
ment wasrevealed after a confer-
ence at the White House participated
in by the President, General John-
son and Harry L. Hopkins, the relief
Coincidentally the r1ecovery admin-
istration announced approval of
modified scales of wages and hours
for 8 industries under which they
may operate pending adoption of
permanent codes.
State Ready To
Review 3 Pet.*
Tax Exemption
LANSING, Aug. 14.-()-The state
today appeared amenable to reopen-
:ng the entire field of exemptions to
its new 3 per cent retail sales tax.
Two of the three members of the
state board of tax administration
expressed themselves as in favor of a
further review of exemption applica-
tions after a conference with a dozen
Michigan manufacturers. Meanwhile
farmers pressed their demand for
exemptions, urging a special session
of the legislature, if necessary, td
achieve their goal.
John K. Stack, Jr., auditor-general
and member of the tax board, said
he would ask for an immediate re-
view of all exemption applications.
He was joined by Frank D. Fitzger-
ald, secretary of state, and member
of the board, in declaring the sales
tax on processing products used in
industry. State Treasurer Theodore I.
Fry, the third member of the board,
was not present at the conference.
A suggestion by James E. Mogan,
managing-director of the tax board,
that manufacturers institute a court
test case in an effort to define the
term "retail sale" was rejected by the
delegation. The manufacturers said
much litigation would put them in
an unfavorable position with the

Manchuria Is
Topic Of G. A.
Finch's Talk
Lecturer Traces History
Of Fight Between China
And Japan
Chinese Policy Is
Blamed For Dispute
Developmerit Of In d us-
tries And Agriculture
Due To S. M. Railroad
The series of disputes between
China and Japan have been precipi-
tated by the development of nation-
alism in China following the over-
throwal of the Manchus, according to
George A. Finch, managing editor of
the American JJournal of Internta-'
tional Law and a member of the
teaching staff of. the Summer Ses-
sion on Teaching International Law,
who spoke in the concluding lecture
f the series last night on "Man-
"The cardinal aim of the program,"
stated Mr. Finch, "is the recovery for
China of all territory lost to other
nations in various ways, which has
caused disputes with Belgium, Great
Britain and Russia, in addition to
"China has now entered upon a
program of economic warfare, and
nt doing so has built its onw railroad
and the new port of Hulutao near
Dairen. "
China Has Unpaid Loans
China's unpaid loans to Japan, as
well as the Nakamura case, which'
nvolved the shooting of a Japanese
captain by the Chinese, and the ex-
tension of Japan's occupation of Je-
hole, have done considerable to bring
about the present state of affairs
between these two far-eastern na-
tions, Mr. Finch said.
The claims of the Japanese in jus-
tifying their action are that Man-
churia, is not, in reality, a part of
China and that they fought in ac
cordance with the terms of the
League of Nations covenant and the
Kellogg Pact which says that dis-
putes must be settled peaceably, ex-
cept in cases of self-defense, he
stated. ,
He attributed the reason for such
a sparsely populated territory,. rich'
in resources as it is, remaining in a
virgin state until the twentieth cen-
tury to the fact that the Manchus
on the throne in Pekin until 1912
did not allow the Chinese to settle in
Manchuria. However, in that year,
this dynasty was overthrown, and the
people of China came in freely, ac-
cording to Mr. Finch.
Japan Enters Dispute
Japan first entered the dispute in
1895 when the Liaotung Peninsula
was ceded to them in perpetuity by
China. Then, in less than a year the
peninsula was retroceded at the de-
mands of the three great European
powers, Russia, Germany and France,
he said.
Japan reacquired the peninsula,
Mr. Finch said, in 1905 from Russia
after the Russo-Japanese war, and,
in addition, by the 21 demands of
1915 secured a 99 year lease on it.
"The South Manchurian Railway
is a semi-official corporation by
which Japan has carried on her work
in Manchuria," the speaker said. "It
conducts all the operations of gov-
ernment, as well as the various scial
It maintains a central laboratory
at Dairen and experimental stations

at numerous points, the accomplish-
ments of which have been improve-
ment in agriculture and native stock
and poultry and development of new

One Destroyer Is
Withdrawn From
Cuba- Others Wait

Balfe M'Donald
Given 10-Year
Jail Sentence
Flint Youth Who Admitted
Slaying Mother Is Held
To Be Sane
FLINT, Aug. 14.-Balfe MacDon-
ald, 17 years old, was sentenced to
Jackson Prison for 10 to 15 years
today, when he pleaded guilty to
killing his wealthy mother, Mrs.
Grace B. MacDonald, in their home
on May 27.
Presiding Circuit Judge James S.
Parker accepted the plea which was'
Balfe's third attempt to ""get it over
"You owe a great debt tosociety,"
Judge Parker told the, youth, who
showed his first emotion after the
sentence was pronounced and left
the court room with quivering lips
and eyes dimmed by tears.
"It is a debt so great that you
probably never can pay it and no
court in theland could mete out
to you the punishment that will come
from your own conscience as you
think in all the years to come that
you were the cause of your mother's
death-the mother you must have
Balfe had to return to court after
he had been sentenced without a
judicial recommendation. The court
had accepted a vicarious plea of
guilty offered by Balfe's attorney,
Clifford A. Bishop, and to keep the
record correct Balfe was returned'
to the court room 15 minutes after
sentence had been fixed and went
through the same procedure again.
The court repeated the sentence
youthful prisoner.
In his first attempt to plead
guilty last week, Balfe was stopped
by the Court's refusal to accept the
plea until his sanity had been de-
termined. Three Flint doctors were
named to question the youth and to-
day gave Judge Parker their unan-
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Benny Oosterbaan To
Be Married Saturday
TRAVERSE CITY, Aug. 14.---P)
-Benny Oosterbaan, assistant
football coach at the University
of Michigan and Miss Delmas
Cochlin of Traverse City will be
married here Saturday, Aug. 26,
it was announced here today.
* Miss Cochlin is the daughter of
Dr. Delmas Cochlin of this city.
Oosterbaan, who formerly resided
in Muskegon, was named All-
American end three years in suc-
cession while he was playing foot-
ball at the University.

Fourth Naval Cruiser
Ordered To Stand
Near Island

(By Associated Press)
One of the two American destroy-
ers which moved into Havana Har-
bor to protect American life and
property, was ordered withdrawn
Monday night.. The Claxton headed
for the Amerian naval base at Guan-
tanamo, Cuba, leaving the Taylor on
duty at Havana.
Previously Secretary Swanson re-
vealed in Washington that the cruis-
er Richmond had been ordered to
make passage through the Panama
Canal to the Atlantic side to "await
orders that the navy department may
be called upon to issue." It was made
clear that the cruiser had not been
ordered to Cuba.
Dr. Carlos Manuel De Cespedes,
provisional president of the Republic
appointed and swore in a new cabi-
net. He issued an appeal for return
to normalcy as strict orders aiied
to curb lawlessness were issued.
The situation in Cuba was describ-
ed as satisfactory by Chairman Pitt-
man of the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee after he talked with Pres-
ident Roosevelt.
Meanwile Gerardo ~Machado, de-
posed president of the island re-
public. remained at Nassau, the Ba-
hamas, asserting that he hoped the
new regime would be successful since
he loved his country dearly. He said
he was "no longer a factor" in Cuba
and would await developments and
not try to interfer.
Senora Machado left Key West,
Florida, in a day coach bound "north"
with members of her party who left
Havana on the gunboat yacht, Juan
B. Zayas.
Orestes Ferrara, former secretary
of state, who with his wife had a
narrow escape when a mob fired up-
on their airplane Saturday, reached
Richmond, Virginia. He said he fore-
saw an "epoch of turmoil" in Cuba
but expressed the hope that the na-
tion would not go to pices.
Fifty members of the A B C secret
opposition society raided the Cuban
consolate in New York, assaulted the
acting consul-general and carried to
the streets a bust of Machado. There
they plastered it with mud and soft
fruit and then carted it away for
a celebration.

New Cabinet Is Appointed
By President; Attempt
Made To Halt Crime
Machado Will Not
Try To Interfere


Court Decides Men jou's
Wife Deserves Divorce
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14.-()-
Testifying that her husband, Adolphe
Menjou, screen sophisticate, would
fly into fits of rage against her,
Kathryn Carver, film actress, was
awarded a divorce from him today.
Menjou filed an answer denying
Miss Carver's charges, but permitted
the case to go by default. .
The Menjous were married in
Paris, May 16, 1928.

HAVANA, Aug. 14.-(P)-Strong
measures to curb lawlessness were
taken today by the Cuban govern-
ment as a new cabinet was sworn in
and Dr. Carlos Manuel De Cespedes,
the provisional president, pleader for
a return ofnormal conditions.
The U. S. navy destroyer, Claxton,
one of two naval craft ordered to
Havana by President Roosevelt Sun-
day for the protection of American
life and propety, sailed tonight for
the naval base at Guantanamo. The
destroyer Taylor remained in the

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Angerl Says ard Times Have
Hit-Rah-Rah College Type Here"

Repertory Players To Present
Final Production Of Summer

The movie type of collegian, the
thrill hunting,, study despising .type
of "rah-rah" boy or co-ed has been
gradually disappearing from the Uni-
versity of Michigan campus for years,
but has taken an even more rapid
fall in importance and popularity
during the past years of hard times.
In a study supervised by Prof.
Robert C. Angell of the sociology de-
partment students are shown to be
taking an increased and more spon-
taneous interest in their studies and
discussions of politics and economics,
while the collapse in the material
values of life during recent years
1' VC onf t orn t corn> r shnliht n

Professors and ministers of city
churches agree that University stu-
dents are much more inclined to
ponder over the problems of living
and take a social as opposed to in-
dividualistic line of thought. In re-
ligious thodght there is a tendency
away from beliefs in individual sal-
vation and toward the "social inter-
pretation of religion," the study
shows. Ministers agree that students
are thinking more about religion, but
state frankly that the students are
largely tackling the problem "on
their own," and are not being drawn
to any considerable degree into mem-
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The Michigan Repertory Players
open the final production of their
summer season tonight with Thomas
Wood Stevens' production of "The
Hippolytus" of Euripides. Gilbert
Murray's translation of the ancient
Greek tragedy will be used. The pro-
duction will run for two perfor-
mances, tonight and tomorrow.
"This play," according to Mr.
Stevens, "is among Euripides' most
interesting -particularly for t h e
mniern audience: The reason is that

spired Seneca and Racine to their
greatest work," he said.
The cast for the Repertory Players'
production includes Ruth Flood,
Ethel Wisehardt, Jay Edward Pozz,
Harlan Boomer, and Morris Green-
stein in the leading parts. Eva Hes-
ling, Mary Lauder, Ana Lou Fergu-
son, Hattie Bell Ross, Doris Jones,
Gladys Goodwin, Dorothy M. Crane,
Helen Hill and Muriel Foster make
up the women's chorus. Herbert Hir-
schman. Dwight Thomas, Thomas
Ford, and Elroy McFall compose the
chorus of Huntsmen. Nancy Bow-

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.-V()-
American officials noted with evi-
dent satisfaction today indications
that with United States warships on
the scene, conditions in Cuba were
rapidly returning to normal after
the dramatic overturn in the gov-'
ernment of the island.
Secretary Cordell Hull said he had
instructed that a Cuban. vessel ar-
riving at Key West with members
of former President Gerardo Macha-
do's family aboard be permitted to
land them on American soil.
At both the White House and.
State Department, dispatches bear-
ing on the progress of Cuban restor-
ation after t h e history-making
events of the week-end were care-
fully noted.
State Department advices said
cabs and motor buses were return-
ing to the streets in Havana and
street cars and railways were ex-
pected to resume late today.
Arrival of the American destrnvers

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