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Official Publication Of The Summer Session
VOL. XIV No. 17 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1933
Is Declared Against Kid-
s; Roosevelt Bucks The
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Fleet Of 24 Trans-Atlantic
Planes Receives Ovation
After 500-Mile Hop
Italian Armada Will
Pass Over Detroit
Pilots Due In Chicago Late
Today For Century Of
MONTREAL, July 14.-(M)-
The Italian Air Armada will take
off for Chicago at 9 a. m. east-
ern standard time tomorrow,
General Italo Balbo, the com-
manding officer, announced to-
The general made the an-
nouncement on leaving the ban-
quet arranged in his honor by
the Italian colony of Montreal.
The flyers were ordered to bed
early and the general remained
at the banquet only about an
hour. Weather reports were
MONTREAL, July 14.-(P-The
trans-Atlantic fleet of 24 Italian sea-
planes arrived here late today from
Shediac, N. B., and swooped down
to anchorages on the St. Lawrence
River for their last rest before de-
parting for Chicago.
Led by the youthful air minister,
Gen. Italo Balbo, the armada circled
over Montreal shortly afternoon after
having flown the 500 miles from the
New Brunswick port in three hours
and 34 minutes.
Montreal gave the squadron a noisy
welcome as the sirens of ocean liners
at their piers joined with thousands
of automobile horns to voice the
pleasure of the throngs who gathered
near the seaplane base on the south
side of the river.; -
Balbo was the first to zoom to the
water level and was followed by the
other ships in groups of three.
A fleet of speedboats immediately
charged out to the Italian craft to
Coal Mining Leaders Meet To Draft New
'r. Cuarr wil11
irniture, Decoration Of
Pompeian House To Be
-Associated Press Photo
Leaders in the coal industry met in Washingtan to. draft a trade agreement under the industrial
recovery act to raise wages and shorten hours in the bituminous mines. Left to right, the code commit-
tee: George B. Harrington, Chicago; George Heaps, jr., Des Moines; T: G. Essington, Chicago, and John
J. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers of America.
City About Noon
Rail Heads Hit
WASHINGTON, July 14.-(i')----A
group of the Nation's highest salar-
ied railroad executives were told di-
rectly today by Joseph B. Eastman,
Federal co-ordinator of transporta-
tion, that the Administration feels
~that their salaries are too high.
Twenty-one of the ranking rail-
road presidents and executives of
the country stood personally by to
hear from the lips of the Co-ordina-
tor what the Administration thinks
are the steps that should be taken
to improve the transportation in-
dustry. Several of the men in the
group, named to represent the rail-
roads under the Co-ordinator Act,
now receive salaries in excess of or
near $100,000 a year.-0
The men conferring with East-
man represent the Southern,. East-
ern and Western sections of the
country. Seven were elected from
each region. They will work with
Eastman and his regional co-ordin-
ators in an effort to bring about a
reduction of rail expenses. In in-
stances where it is feasible to re-or-
ganize roads so as to cut interest and
rental payments, this may be done.
At the close of the meeting today
each of the railroad presidents went
his way, but with all declining com-
"The salaries to which many ex-
ecutives attained were a symptom
of the boom disease," said Eastman.
"I am putting the question up to
you as I must do in the first instance
under the law, because I believe very
sincerely that there must be an ad-
justment of this matter of salaries
before the railroads will start right
with the shippers, investors and labor
under the conditions that now exist.
The executives have much more to
gain by such an adjustment that
they can possibly lose.
"I shall not ask you to consider
what fair salaries consistent with
proper economy may be in those fu-
ture days when prosperity is re-
"This country has been and still
is suffering to a degree that it prob-
ably never has suffered before. Mil-
lions are out of work. Still more
millions are living on a pittance.
Thousands of railroad employees
have no jobs at all and thousands
more are working part time. 'Thous-
ands of investors in railroad securi-
ties are receiving no return.
"I know that salaries have been
reduced, but I ask you to consider-
enough in view of prevailing condi-
tions and what I am thinking about
are the salaries at or near the top."
The possibility that the Italian
fleet of 24 seaplanes en route to
the World's Fair in Chicago under,
the comnand of Gen. Italo Balbo
will make a side-trip over the
campus here this noon was seen
last night when it was learned
that University officials had been
in communication with Lieut. Col.
Fred M. Andrews, commandant of
Selfridge Field, Detroit, who will
meet the flyers there.
Officials said that Lieut. Col.
Andrews has agreed to escort the
flyers over the campus if at all
possible. They are expected to pass
over the vicinity of Ann Arbor
about noon today.
bring the leader and his.men ashore,
where a reception committee tend-
ered official greetings...
The local Fascist band with bursts
of Italian music, led the Montreal
Italian colony in a reception to their
fellow countrymen. While the ar-
mada arrived in the best of condition
and without mishap, a wooden barge
loaded with gasoline and oil for re-
fueling of the planes sank shortly
before Balbo appeared over the city.
This loss swas not serious, as the
gasoline was replaced immediately
by local companies. The barge car-
ried only enough fuel for one ship,
it was said.
DETROIT, July 14. - (A) - Gen.
Italo Balbo and his fleet of Italian
seaplanes are expectedato fly over
Detroit around noor. Saturday.
Two pursuit squadrons and one
headquarters flight of Selfridge Field
planes-39 ships in all-will. welcome
the Italian Miniszer of the Air, Lieut.'
Col. Fred M. Andrews, commandant'
at Selfridge Field, announced.
At first it was thought that the
Italian fliers would land on Lake
St. Clair, near the Army Air Post,'
to be the guests of Selfridge Field
officials at luncheon. Lieut. Col. An-
drews said that the Italian General
was unable to ,accept his invitation
because of the time required for such
TT ndATrI . Ir Gr , W:.__.-_
r7 'nfl W
Ramsay MacDonald--a man who
betrayed his party and the working
This was the description given by
Tarini P. Sinha, exiled Indian So-
cialist, who opened the lecture series
sponsored by the Socialist Club yes-
terday in Natural Science Auditor-
The British prime minister, ac-
cording to Mr. Sinha, is a man who
began his political career as a cham-
pion of the labor party but who later
became affiliated first with the liber-.
als, later with the conservatists, and
finally with the nationalists.
"MacDonald lined up with the an-
ti-war forces in England just before
that country entered the war," he
said. "He did this, not because he
was opposed to war but because his
pifla-friend, Jol n- Morley, had
been forced to resign from the Brit-
ish cabinet because he objected to
England's 'entering the war, and
MacDonald wished to vindicate him."
He said that MacDonald was not
a conscientious objector and prob-
ably never would be.
"At the end of the war there was
a natural reaction against the man
who had advocated it," Mr. Sinha
continued. "'therefore, MacDonald,
the man who had spoken in the
House of Commons against England
taking part in the World War, was
made the head of the Socialist
According to the speaker, the Brit-
ish workers are filled with revolt,
they realize their power, and they
are waiting to do something to as-
sert their rights. However, they have
been betrayed so often that they are
afraid of their leaders.
"They will free themselv'es," he
concluded, "-how I do not know-
by ballots or by a strike, perhaps."
Jean Kyer Beaten As
Mrs. Ilighie Sets Mark
DETROIT, July 14.--(')--Proving
a trifle steadier than her younger op-
ponent, Mrs. Harley G. Higbie won
her fifth state golf title and her
third straight victory in the event
when she conquered Jean Kyer, the
Barton Hills stylist, 4 and 3, in the
final of the twentieth annual tourna-
ment Friday morning at Meadow-
brook Country Club.
In beating the Ann Arbor girl,
Mrs. Higbie set a new record for the
tournament. Previously Miss Lucille
Dessemberg, of Kalamazoo, held the
record with four victories.
Take Up Codes
Considers Blanket Order
To Function While New
Plan Is Formulated
WASHINGTON, July 14. - (P)-
President Roosevelt will take up with
Hugh S. Johnson, industrial admin-
istrator, on Sunday the need for a
blanket order fixing minimum wages
and maximum hours pending estab-
lishment of industrial codes.
Mr. Roosevelt expects then to re-
ceive from Johnson a report on the
necessity for broad Federal action
and the means for accomplishing it.
He is uncertain, however, whether
this action can be made compulsory,
although realizing that a mandatory
ordr.would be nore -offective.
Secretary Daniel C. Roper, after
today's Cabinet meeting, said that
he was working on a plan of Federal
action to cope with those industries
which are lagging.
Two Codes Offered
Two' industries stepped into posi-
tion today with codes to hoist wages
and curtail working hours.
The cement industry put forward
an offer to set 40 cents an hour as
minimum wages and 36 hours as the
maximum working week. Virtually
the entire rayon industry and most
silk producers asked to come in
under the terms of the cotton tex-
tile agreement which becomes effec-
tive next week.
There appeared a possibility also,
that wool textiles might make a sim-
ilar request, thus putting practically
the entire spinning and weaving
trade on a forty-hour work week.
Proposals of formal agreements
among industries to limit working
hours and increase the pay of their
workers, meanwhile came into the
Recovery Administration at a sub-
stantial rate. Hearings on several
will begin next week, but officials did
not believe enough of these codes
could be put into effect with suffi-
cient speed to effect a quick general
increase in workers' purchasing
Blanket Code Favored
It developed today that the Na-
tional Manufacturers Association, at
first opposed to much of the recovery
law, desired a blanket code and that
its terms were closely in line with
The plan probably will be given
deep study by the President over the
While several new codes were com-
ing in today, Johnson had to delay
action on a major industry. The
hearing on oil codes called for next
Thursday, was postponed until the
following Monday to allow for con-
ferences in the oil states and here
to try to compose various disagree-
ments before the whole thing is aired
Gerard Swope, of the Genera
Electric Co., has been chosen as ad-
viser for the hearings on the code
thiat has been submitted by the elec-
trical manufacturers industry.
Elliott Roosevelt Files
Divorce Suit At Reno
MINDEN, Nev., July 14.-(P)-
Tuesday Speech Is
On Public Schools
Prof. E. Blythe Stason,
Prof. C. A. Knudson To
Talk During Week
An illustrated talk on "The Pom-
peian House, Its Furniture and Dec-
oration" by Prof. James z. Dunlap
Monday afternoon will open next
week's program of the Summer Ses-
sion special lecture series.
Dr. William G. Carr of Washing-
ton, D. C., who is teaching in the
School of Education's four-week
courses, will speak on "Evaluating the
Public School" on the lecture series
In his position of director of. re-
search of the National Education As-
sociation, Dr. Carr has had an un-
rivaled opportunity to study the edu-
cational system from the viewpoint
of its significance to the country at
He received his doctorate at Stan-
ford University, where he held an ap-
pointment as fellow in education. Dr.
Carr, has been professor of education
at Pacific University and director of
research for the California Teachers
Prof. E. Blyth Stason will talk on
'Tax Troubles" Wednesday, and Prof.-
Charles A. Knudson on "Can Amer-
ica and France Co-Operate in World
Fig t-no bot
LANSING, July 14.-())-The
House Committee which conducted1
an investigation of lobbying is sched-,
uled to meet here Saturday to draft
a final report.
Representative Ate Dykstra, Grand
Rapids, and Earl Burhams, Paw Paw,
the only Republican members of the
committee, have indicated they will
insist upon a report censuring Isaiah
Leebov, Clare oil operator and friend
of Governor Comstock, for making a
prison survey. The Democratic mem-
bers are inclined to exonerate Lee-
bove. This issue presents the only
vital point of difference.,
If Dykstra and Burhams do not
gain their point they may submit a
minority report. Otherwise, the
committee'srfindings are expected to
recommend that closer regulations
be thrown about lobbyists in the fu-
ture, and to clear the Legislature of
charges by John W. Smith, Detroit
Council member, that it is a "cash
and carry" body. It is anticipated
the report will say no charges of
bribery were substantiated.
Manders Will Play With
Chicago Bears Next Fall
CHICAGO, July 14.-()-- Jack
Manders, big, hard-hitting University
of Minnesota fullback today was
signed by the Chicago Bears of the
National Football League. He ranked
as one of the best backs in the West-
ern Conference for the past two sea-
sons. He will understudy another
great Minnesota star, Bronko Na-
ALTON, Ill., July 14.-(M)-While
two ransom demands have been re-
ceived for the release of August Luer,
elderly and wealthy banker, the ab-
sence of proof that the banker is
alive and held by the authors of the
ransom note was given by two agents
of the Luer family today as the prin-
ciple obstacle to further negotiations.-
The agents, Orville S. Catt andl
Lawrence Keller, Jr., told reporters
at an afternoon conference today
they-were still negotiating "but theF
kidnapers have not met our de-
Catt and Keller added that the
kidnapers had not sent them a note
from Luer, and said this was one of£
the hitches in pursuing the negotia-l
As time wore on tonight and no
word had been received from Luer,1
residents of Alton, who hold him in
high esteem, sorrowfully shook their;
Mayor Thomas Butler considered
ordering the police again to take hold
of the case but observed that he
feared the investigation will soon be-
come "a search for Mr. Luer's body."
ALBANY, N. Y., July 14.-(M)-The
first arrest in the O'Connell kidnap-
ing case was made today in Buffalo
as the upstate politically powerful
family publicized a third group of
negotiators demanded by the abduc-
tors in a letter.
Guy Nolan, 40, who was reported to
have said he knew where the abduc-
tors held John J. O'Connell, Jr., 24-
year-old nephew of Edward and Dan
O'Connell, Democratic leaders, was
apprehended at the request of Dis-
trict Attorney John Delaney of Al-
bany county. Nolan was understood
to have remarked he heard in a Syra-
cuse restaurant the plotting of the
LINDBERGHS IN LABRADOR
CARTWRIGHT, Labrador, July 14.
-(IP)-Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lind-
bergh landed here at 6:30 p. m. local
time (4 p. m. Eastern Standard
Time) after a flight of about three
hours from Botwood, N. F.
Their powerful monoplane covered
the 350 miles to Cartwright without
Degener won the* fancy spring
board diving in easy fashion. Mar-
shall Wayne, Miami, Fla., Biltmore
Club was second; Clinton Osborne,
unattached, Boston, was third; and
Al Green, Lake Shore A. C., Chicago,
fourth. Point totals for "-the diving
were Degener ,166.73; Wayne 150.70;
Osborne 140.94. Only three places
Ralph Flanagan, fifteen-year sen-
sation from Miami, Fla., broke the
National record in the one-mile out-
door swim. Jack Medica, Seattle, was
second, with James Cristy, University
of Michigan, third.
Flanagan's time was 21:12.2, break-
ing the old mark of 21:27 established
by Buster Crabbe.
Flanagan took the lead at the start
and won by 12 meters over Medica.
He was never threatened. Medica fin-
ished five meters ahead of Cristy,
who got off to a slower start.
A throng of 3,500 cheered Flanagan
as he sped through the choppy wat-
ers. Had he been extended, he might
have threatened the world mark held
at 21:06.8 by Arne Borg, of Sweden.
Flanagan swam the first half mile in
the amazing time of 10:29, only nine
seconds less than the half-mile mark
established by Crabbe;
Leonard Spence, star of the New
York Athletic Club, cracked his own
American record by winning the 440-
yard breast stroke championship in
the remarkably fast time of 6:08.8.
Spence, who won by 25 yards, held
the former mark in 6;x12.6.
Program Is Announced
For Faculty Concert
The program for the second weekly
School of Music Faculty. Concert of
the season, featuring Wassily Bese-
kirsky, violinist; Romine Hamilton,
violinist; Hanns Pick, violincellist,
Joseph Brinkman, pianist; and Pal-
mer Christian, organist, was made
public yesterday by Dr. Charles A.
Sink, president of the school.
The program for the concert,
which will be presented at 8:15 p. m.
Tuesday in Hill Auditorium, follows:
F. Bach (1710-84), Grave for 'cello
and organ (Pick and Christian); Lo-
I catelli (1693-1764), Sonata for 'cello
and cembalo (Moderato, Lento, Min-
uet) (Pick and Brinkman); Mozart
Concertante for viola, violin, and
piano (Besekirsky, Hamilton, and
Brinkman); Sowerby, Mediaeval
Poem for organ and piano (Christian
r 1 1 ii II r+'#
Students To Visit Greenfield
Village, Cranbrook Foundation
State And Federal Forces Unite
To Fight New Kidnaping Scare
Plans for two more Summer Ses-
sion Excursions-the seventh and
eighth of the season-were made
Taking up the series after the Ni-
agara Falls trip of today and tomor-
row, a party will inspect Henry Ford's
Greenfield Village next Wednesday.
afternoon, while another expedition
will be made to the Schools of the
Cranbrook Foundation in Bloomfield
Hills next Saturday.
conclude shortly after noon. The
Cranbrook party will be personally
conducted by C. J. Keppel, assistant
headmaster of the schools.
Reservations for Wednesday's trip
must be made at the Summer Session
office, Room 9, University Hall, be-
fore 5 p. m. Tuesday, and those who
intend to take part in the Saturday
excursion must reserve places before
the same hour on Friday, July 21, it
has been announced by Prof. Wesley
H. Maurer of the journalism depart-
(Editor's Note: This is the first
of two articles summing up the
recent activity of kidnapers and,
telling what measures are being
taken to combat the wave.)
By MARK BARRON
NEW YORK, July 14.-(A)-With
beer legalized and repeal of prohibi-
tion a possibility, kidnaping has be-
come the majorucrime to which
racketeers are turning for illegal
gain, justice officials assert.
recovered later with the capture of
Statistics reveal that the "snatch"
racket is an exceedingly precarious
and . unprofitable business. Police
dossiers of the last three years rec-
ord that 43 kidnapers have been
sentenced for terms ranging from
two years to life, two are dead and
10 suspects are awaiting trial.
The newest wave of illegal cap-
tures came this month with the kid-
nn,inf -Y f John Factor 'infChican
By the Associated Press
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New York . ...... ....52 30 AE
Philadelphia......... 42 40 .5
Chicago. ... . 42 41 .5
Detroit ..... .......40 44 .4
Cleveland . ....-... 39 46 .4
Boston. ............34 47 .4
St. Louis ..... ....s 32 55 .
Detroit 8, Boston 3,
New York 1, St. Louis 6.
IPhiladelphia 3, Cleveland 2.
Chicago 4, Washington 0.
Detroit at Philadelphia.
St. Louis at washington (2).
Chicago at New York.
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