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The Weather
Partly cloudy Thursday;
Friday unsettled followed by
showers in north postion.

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Official Publication Of The Summer Session

VOL. XIV No. 15


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Insurance Is
State Medical
Society Goal
house Of Delegates Plans
Recommendations For
September Meeting
Not A Radical Idea,
Declares Chairman
'Self-Help Of Individual-
ism Failed; Need For
Care Is Immediate'
LANSING, July 12. - (P) -The
Michigan Medical Society today set
in motion plans for the creation of a
health insurance system.
At a special meeting of the House
of Delegates of the Society, the prin-
ciples of health insurance werehen-
dorsed. Delegates directed that a
committee be appointed to draft
recommendations for an insurance
system to be submitted at the annual
meeting in Grand Rapids, Sept. 11.
Delegates indicated the Society will
work out its own program of drafting
a system whereby any person will be
entitled to full medical and surgical
service on the payment of insurance
premiums into some central medical
agency. In previous discussions, the
medical fraternity has preferred to
work out its own system rather than
have it come by legislation.
LANSING, July 12. --(P)-Health
insurance, financed by the commu-
nity and the individual subscribers,
was indorsed in principle by the
House of Delegates of the Michigan
State Medical Society at a meeting
here Wednesday.
The 64 physicians present, repre-
senting nearly all medical practition-
ers in the State, hailed the action as
the most radical and advanced step
in the history of their profession in
this country. They predicted that the
nation would follow Michigan's lead
in establishing a medical system that
is a compromise between individual-
ism and outright Socialism.
Under the plan, every resident
would be urged to contribute annual
or semi-annual payments to a gen-
eral fund which also would be sup-
ported by the municipality. Subscrib-
ers would pay no other fee for med-
ical care. They would be permitted to
choose any physician.
The unanimous indorsement of
health insurance results from a sur-
vey made by a special committee
headed by Dr. W. H. Marshall, of
Flint. Facts showing the lack of med-
ical service in sparsely-settled com-
munities; showing the low average
earnings of doctors because of the
huge demand for free care, and re-
vealing other abuses and problems,
are recited in a 150,000-word report.
(The report has been reviewed in
The Daily by Wesley H. Maurer of
the journalism department.)'
The action Wednesday was the
Medical Society's answer to these
revelations. The delegates agreed
unanimously that the present system
under which physicians derive their
income must be abolished, that free
care of indigents must cease, and
that a general fund, controlled per-
haps, under Government supervision,
must be created.
Professor Johnston To
Speak Before Educators
Prof. Edgar G. Johnston, principal
of University High School, will speak

at 4:10 p. m. today in Room 1022 of
the school on "Contributions a Pro-
fessional Group May Make to Educa-
tional Progress." The address is part
of an education conference being
conducted by the School of Educa-
-Oklahoma today joined the pa-
rade of states that have legalized
the sale of 3.2 per cent beer, leaving
only 12 commonwealths in the Na-
tion that have failed to approve the
The final tabulation of unofficial
returns from yesterday's election
gave the beer proponents a margin
of 94,700 votes. The vote was:
For beer, 225,427; against, 130,709.
Eye Test Appointments
Must Be In August 4
Studnts wishing to have their

The Players Have Modernized
Uncle Tom--If Windt Succeeds

Uncle Tom, once the personifica-
tion of sentimental appeal and for
decades ace tear-jerker of Broadway
and the road, has gone psychological.
The cruelly-whipped old slave and
the hard-pressed Eliza with the
bloodhounds hot on her trail have
come back, but no longer will they
serve as mediums for the dissemina-
tion of rank hokum and lump-in-the-
throat sentimentality.
They are genuine characters now,
and though once they wailed and
heaved mightly to give the gallery
a thrill, with the coming of the Mich-
igan Repertory Players' production of
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" they and all
their fellow martyrs have taken on a
new dignity, at least if what Director
Valentine B. Windt has tried to do is
Elsewhere in this issue of The Daily
is a review of the Players' opening of
the famous Harriet Beecher Stowe
piece. Last night before the curtain
at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre went
up on the first performance of the
four-day run, Director Windt was
confident that a new day was dawn-
ing for poor old Tom.
The Players' production of "Uncle

Tom's Cabin" is certain, at least, to
be different. The George L. Aiken
dramatization of the Stowe novel is,
in Mr. Windt's mind, very bad.
"The only good lines in the Aiken
script," he said last night, "are the
ones he lifted bodily from the novel.
The rest of them are pretty bad. So,
in order to portray as closely as pos-
sible what Mrs. Stowe meant to con-
vey in her book, we took the Aiken
play and rewrote it for our own pur-
pose. We cut out his sentimentality
and preserved the true emotion which
the Stowe book doubtless has."
Are the Players "horsing" Uncle
Tom? No! says Director Windt. "Ob-
viously," he says, "there are elements
-like Eliza fleeing the bloodhounds
over the ice-cakes-that simply can-
not be done in complete seriousness.
A modern audience will not accept
the sentimentality that the Mid-Vic-
torians liked so well. If we are to pre-
sent a really intelligent version of
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" we cannot ig-
nore the humor that certainly exists
in some of its passages."
But the "genuine emotion" which
Mr. Windt declares the Stowe novel
(Continued on Page 3)

Courtis PointsJ
Out Bright Side
Of Depression
The American nation has been on
an "emotional jag."
Disaster is a periodic occurance in
This generation and probably the
next are almost certain to find life
This, according to Prof. S. A.
Courtis, principle speaker at an as-
sembly of the School of Education
yesterday, is the dark side of the
present social picture.
"But there is a bright side," he
said. "There are two ways of meet-
ing disaster; one way is to hug all
the distressing emotions to our breast
and inbreed the demons of despair.
"The intelligent way to do is to
meet despair like a good sport, name-
ly, face the facts, put a smile on
your face, have the spirit of adven-
ture in your heart."
In his address, entitled "The
Bright Side of the Social Crisis,"
Professor Courtis pointed out that
actually "nothing very dreadful has
happened to education." Relatively
few schools have closed,-he said, and
very little real damage has been
"There has been extensive elimina-
tion of the inefficient and unsatis-
factory," he declared. "There have
been beneficial reorganizations; many
changes have been made which peo-
ple have been unable to make in
times of prosperity. The depressionl
has forced larger classes to be ac-
cepted in the schools and they can-
not be taught by the same methods
as smaller ones-as a result the de-
pression has forced adjustment of
the work to individual needs."
Professor Courtis' speech followed
an introductory address by Prof. Wil-
liam C. Trow, who spoke on the re-
quirements for advanced degrees.
Professor Trow declared that the rul-
ing which places upon the graduate
student the responsibility for plan-
ning his course in advance is not
intended to cramp the student, but
is calculated to prevent him from
getting off to a poor start.
Thomas Reed, Jr., will be in charge
of a class in clay modeling open to
all Summer Session students, it was
announced yesterday. The course
will begin as soon as enough have
enrolled. Registration may be made
at the League.

Speed Plan To
Readjust Wage
Levels In U. S.
WASHINGTON, July 12.-(P) -
With the Roosevelt Administration
considering a plan for fixing mini-
mum wages and maximum hours for
all industries until the recovery pro-
gram takes effect, a new agreement
by industry was submitted to Hugh
S. Johnson today and set down for
quick hearing.
No decision had been reached
about the wage-hour fixing plan, and
President Roosevelt was leaving the
matter largely in the hands of John-
son, his industrial administrator.
Johnson also had the task of de-
ciding whether a general call should
be issued for all industrial codes to
be in by a certain date.
Shipbuilders and ship repairers
were the first in today with codes,
and they will be heard July 19, the
day beforethe lumber industry's
agreement on wages and hours goes
under examination.
The ship men had announced
they were in a hurry because by
July 26 bids were to be opened on
the first of the Navy's $238,000,000
shipbuilding program, half of which
is to go to private firms.
The ship men want the Recovery
Administration and President Roose-
velt to rule that the thirty-hour work
week, prescribed by the act over
naval construction where feasible is
not practicable, and they propose
that the forty-hour week be substi-
tuted. They offered minimum wages
of 35 cents an hour in the South, 40
cents an hour in the North and West.
The Navy program at a forty-hour
rate, they said, would cause 250 per
cent re-employment in their badly
depressed industry-making jobs for
a big majority of those now out.
First Picnic Swim Is To
Be At Hudson's Corners
The first in the series of Friday
night picnic swims will be-held this
week at Hudson's Corners, organizers
said yesterday. The parties are being
sponsored by the physical education
department for women.
Reservations may be made by call-
ing Barbour Gymnasium before noon
Friday. The group will meet there
at 5:30 p. m. Friday and it is ex-
pected that they will return not later
than 8 p. m.

Aiton Lecture
To Treat Of
History Professor To Talk
On Political Phenomena
Of Hispanic Countries
Despotism Will Be
Particular Subject
Speaker Has Taught Here
And Also At University
Of California
"Presidential Despotism in His-
panic America" will be the title of
the Summer Session special lecture
by Prof. Arthur S. Aiton at 5 p. m.
today in Natural Science Auditorium.
Professor Aiton will discuss what
he terms the "striking political phe-
nomenon" in Latin America of pres-
idential dictators ruling in the name
of a constitution but actually main-
taining a personal despotism. The
type for such present day rulers as
Machado in Cuba, Leguia in Peru,
Rosas in Argentina, and others was
set by the South American hero, Bol-
ivar, according to Professor Aiton.
Bolivar originated the belief that-,
through constitutional dictatorship
the people could .be prepared for
A member of the history depart-
ment. faculty, Professor Aiton has
taught here and at the University of
California. He is regarded as an au-
thority on the colonial period in
South America, and has published
several volumes on it. His latest book,
now in preparation; has been tenta-
tively titled "Fralco-Spanish Inter-
ests in America in the Eighteenth
The lecture today will be the last
on the series for this week.
Roosevelt Asks
Tightened Rein
In Post Office
WASHINGTON, July 12-(P)-The
placing of all Postmasters under Civil
Service was asked today by President
Roosevelt, as he signed an executive
order changing the age limit and
residence requirements of new ap-
A survey of the postmastership
situation has been made by Joseph
C. O'Mahoney, first assistant post-
master general, including salaries
paid and time devoted to the serv-
ice by Postmasters of the first, sec-
)nd and third classes which are not
now under Civil Service.
In a letter transmitting the execu-
tive order to Postmaster General
James A. Farley, Mr. Roosevelt said:.
"The studies which you have made
show that there would be large sav-
ings to the Government if the exist-
.ng law were changed and all pres-
mnt postmasterships were placed on a
strictly Civil Service basis as is the
case under the existing law regarding
fourth-class postoffices.
"Will you, therefore be good
enough to prepare for me proposed
legislation to this effect in order that
C may submit it to the next session
of Congress."
The executive order raised the
maximum age limit from 65 to 66
years and reduced the minimum re-
quirement for residence in the area
served by the postoffice from two

years to one.

Three Victims
Of Kidnapers
Are Still Held'
John O'Connell Is Missing
Yet Despite Rumor Of
Police Leave Case
Of Illinois Banker
Fear For Leur's Health;
Contact With Factor's
Abductors Hoped
(By The Associated Press)
Hope and gloom alternated among
relatives of the victims in the na-
tion's three prominent kidnapings
last night as happy denouements ap-
peared imminent and then receded
into the future.
Developments included:
1. Relatives of the missing John
J. O'Connell, Jr., 24, Albany, N. Y.,
youth held for $250,000 ransom,
awaited unsuccessfully at his uncle's
summer camp for word of his re-
lease. Reports were that he was to
be released soon upon a payment of
2. Police withdrew from the ab-
duction case of August Leur, 77, Al-
ton, Ill., banker and packer, to allow
the two men and a woman who
dragged him from his home to con-
tact two go-betweens named by the
family. Grave fears were expressed
for his life since he was in poor
3. Contact with the abductors of
John Factor, Chicago speculator and"
probable payment of $200,000 ran-
som reported demanded was expect-
ed soon. Mrs. Factor asked Federal
agents to withdraw, stating she ex-
pected her husband to be returned
Young O'Connell, nephew of the
politically powerful Democratic lead-
ers Edward and Daniel O'Connell
was forced into an automobile in
front of his home early Friday morn-.
ing as he returned home from a1
"date" with a girl friend. The kid-
napers lost little time in getting in
touch with the O'Connell family andI
named go-betweens. Mysterious trips
from Dan's summer camp yesterday
apparently were without results.
Police and Federal agents scoured thej
mountain haunts o gangsters look-
ing for clews.
Orville S. Catt, plant manager for
'Loeur Luer's Alton Packing Com-
pany, and Lawrence Keller, Jr., of
Alton, were named by the Luer fam-
ily to negotiate with the abductors
of the banker who took him Monday
night. The family asked that the ab-
ductors message contained a speci-
men of Leur's handwriting to guar-
antee authenticity. No contact so far
has been reported.
Ben Cohen, brother-in-law of Fac-
tor, said a $200,000 ransom demand
had been received accompanied by
Factor's signet ring. He said he re-
garded the demand as from the ab-
ductors. Factor was snatched from
an automobile by a gang of armed
men on July 1.
Other members of the Factor fam-
ily, however, denied that the ring
had been returned. There was an
indication of expectancy at the hotel
headquarters where the Factor board
of strategy maintains its vigil.

Aids 3_Flights
By The Associated Press
Successful flights by General Italo1
Balbo's armada and Colonel and Mrs.
Charles A. Lindbergh in the north
Atlantic air lanes yesterday nave
promise that Wiley Post might start
his solo flight around the world to-
The twenty-four Italian seaplanes
made the longest jump of their jour-
ney so far-1,500 dangerous miles
from Reykjavik, Iceland, to Cart-.
wright, Laborador. The next stop on
their way to Chicago will be Sha-
diac, N. F.
The Lindberghs, planning to map
an aerial route over Labrador and
Greenland, reached St. Johns', New-
foundland from Halifax, N. S., aft-
er an uneventful trip. They may
greet the Italians for their next goal
is Cartwright.
Post, who hopes to break the
round-the-world record he set with
Harold Gatty, awaited weather re-
ports before deciding whether to take
off from New York on' a non-stop
flight to Berlin. In view of the good
weather encountered by the Italian
planes and the Lindberghs, however,
an early start seemed probable.
ST. JOHN'S, N. F., July 12.-P)-
Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh,
en route on an aerial mapping tour
over Greenland and Labrador, arrived
here at 3:45 p. m. Eastern Standard
Time today after a flight of five
hours and a half from Halifax, N. S.
Lindbergh brought down his big
red and black monoplane on Quidi
Vidi Lake. He found the weather
clear here and the visibility good.
After spending the night here they
planned to proceed to Cartwright,
Labrador, where the Italian squadron
of 24 seaplanes en route to Chicagc
landed late today after a 1,500-mile
hop from Reykjavik, Iceland.
"I am very glad they are on .their
way again and I hope they have the
best of luck," Col. Lindbergh said at
Halifax when informed of the prog-
ress of the Armada.

The next time that Robert Mil-
ler decides to catch burglars he
had better use a bear-trap instead
of a revolver.
Monday night, Miller, captain of
swimming in 1932, told his fra-
ternity brothers at the Delta Phi
house that it was "going to be
just too bad" for any thief that
broke into his room. Before going
to bed he put a loaded six-shooter
under his pillow.
In the morning, Miller's wallet
containing a five dollar bill was
missing from the top of his dres-
ser. A burglar had come and gone.
Miller didn't wake up.
might give the officers a lead as to
the identity of the offenders. He cor-
roborated the belief that the person
or persons who have been responsible
for the four other robberies this sum-
mer are unquestionably linked with
this latest crime.
Chief Fohey added that these bur-
glaries were to be expected due to the
fact that fraternity doors are never
locked as a precaution against them.
He termed them a regular occurrence
at this time of the year.
Two of the thefts reported this
summer were committed early Tues-
day morning. The Delta Phi house
was broken into with the result that
two of the members lost $20, and at
approximately the same time, bur-
glars entered the Theta Delta Chi
fraternity and made away with two
typewriters and a small amount of
The first crime occurred on the
night of July 1, when members of the
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity were
robbed of $35.
Banker Blames
Hoover Reoime
For Shut Down

By the Associated Press

Long-Idle Textile Mills I
Report Labor Scarcity
BOSTON, July 12.-(IP)-Absorp-
tion of idle cotton textile workers in
New England and the recall to in-
dustry of many skilled workers were
results anticipated by manufacturers
and labor leaders today as they
awaited operation of the Cotton Tex-
tile Code of the National Recovery
Return of some Massachusetts
cities to leadership in cotton textile
production also was predicted.

Worley Shows How Old Travel'
Methods Can Interest Classes

"The job of giving our students
a real interest in the subject is the
biggest thing we educators have tot
do," said Prof. John S. Worley in
his talk yesterday on the Summer'
Session special lecture series. "Once
the student gets a genuine attach-
ment for his work, he can't help,
doing it well."
Professor Worley went on to dem-
onstrate how the undergraduate'
roving fancy may be captured-in
studying transportation, at least.

ones, but we hardly suspected that
one was built in Crete around 1500
B. C. on which one could still run
an automobile at a speed of sixty
miles an hour." Traffic regulations
for Pompeii have been discovered, he
added, and it is known that the
Pompeiian courts had trouble with
the reckless drivers. The Romans
covered their empire with 200,000
some of which are still in use.
"Some of the things we have con-
sidered modern aren't at all," Profes-

washington............... 51 27
New York..........50 30
Philadelphia 41 39
Chicago .................. 40 41
Detroit..................38 44
Cleveland ................ 38 45
Boston ................... 3 4
St. Louis .... .......32 53
Wednesday's Resuits
Boston 1, Detroit 0 (11 innings).
New York 4, St. Louis 2.
Philadelphia 6, Cleveland 4.
Washington 4, Chicago 1.
Thursday's Games
Detroit at Boston.
St. Louis at New York.
Clevelandat Philadelphia.
Chicago at Washington.
New York............... 45 32
Chicago.................45 38
St. Louis................ 43 37


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90 Students Journey To River
Rouge To See Ford Auto Plant

DETROIT, July 12.-(P)-The
Michigan banking holiday was all
figured out in advance by officials of
.the Treasury Department in the
Hoover Administration and was the
result of "incompetency, something
political, and was certainly urged by
Wall Street bankers." It was fostered
by the Hoover Administration.
Thus testified Howard P. Parshall,
vice-president of the Commonwealth-
Commercial State Bank, in Judge
Harry B. Keidan's grand jury inves-
tigation Wednesday. Parshall and his
senior in the Commonwealth-Com-
mercial, Fred H. Talbot, both added
that Alfred P. Leyburn, National
bank examiner, had informed them
that the First National Bank was
solvent at the time of the holiday.
The testimony of Parshall and Tal-
bot followed that of James S. Holden
who testified the First National was
solvent and they were followed to the

The largest group yet to take part
in a Summer Session Excursion this
year went to River Rouge in two
chartered buses and nine private cars
yesterday afternoon to see the Ford
Motor Company plant.
A total of 90 students took part

More specific plans for the Niagara
Falls excursion, postponed last week
because of transportation difficulties,
were made public yesterday. The
party, for which reservations are
still open, will meet at the Michi-
gan Central Depot in time for the
7 5 na m.train FSaturday.


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