THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY ,AUG.; 4, 136
Old Glory Flys
From Main Mast
In Double Win
Jesse Owens Easily Wins
100 Meter Race; Helen
Stephens Also Victor
BERLIN, Aug. 3.-(/P)-American
speed ruled the Olympic straight-
away today with a succession of
smashing triumphs down a rain-
drenched stretch before the third
straight capacity crowd of 100,000
Officials of the International Ama-
teur Athletic Federation ruled out
Jesse Owens' world record-breaking
performance of 10.2 seconds, made
yesterday, deciding there was too
much of a favoring wind, but they
couldn't keep the Brown Buckeye
Bullet from capturing the 100-meter
Hurricane In Florida Leaves Ruins In Wake
Owens achieved the first objective
in his bid for three Olympic titles-
he resumes work in the 200-meter run
and the broad jump tomorrow-by
beating Ralph Metcalfe, Chicago
Negro, by a meter (39.37 inches) in
World and Olympic standard-equal-
ling time of 10.3 seconds with Frank
Wykoff, Carpenteria, Calif., three-
time Olympian, fourth among the six
The Negro pair, keen rivals for the
last two years on American cinder-
paths, shared speed honors with the
nineteen-year-old Fulton, Mo., flier,
Helen Stepens, who twice shattered
the listed world 100-meter record of
She stepped the distance over a
heavy track in 11.4 seconds in her first
trial and then captured her semi-
final test in 11.5, thus decisively
breaking Stella Walsh's world stand-
ard and spread-eagling her oppon-
ents jut as decisively as Owens.
The United States increased her
point-scoring margin despite the
German challenge concentrated in
the weight events in which Teutons
won the first two places in record-
shattering hammer throw competi-
Completion of five men's events-
high jump, shot put, hammer throw,
10,000 meters and 100-meters-in the
first two days found the Americans
amassing 46 points, 30 of which were
gained by Negroes. The Germans
showed 31% points, shading Finland
by a point.
Meanwhile the United States was
fortified strongly for tomorrow's fea-
ture, not only by MViss Stephen's
dominance among the women sprint-
ers, but by qualifying all three en-
tries in both the 400-meter low
hurdles and the 800-meter flat race.
Nims For WPA
Pierson To Resign Job In
November; Shields Says
Decision Up To Hunter
LANSING, Aug. 3.-(A)-Support-
ers of Louis 'M. Nims, deputy WPA
director, as a successor to Harry L.
Pierson, director, claimed today to
have won their fight following a Dem-
ocratic conference here.
Pierson has announced he would
resign sometime before November. He
appointed Nims recently to succeed
Dr. William Haber in the deputy po-
sition. Haber is retained in an ad-
visory capacity until he leaves to
join the faculty of the University of
"The decision is directly up to
Howard O. Hunter, WPA field repre-
sentative," said Edmund C. Shields,
Democratic national committeeman,
following the conference.
No Retirement Date Set
It was understood that Frank
Murphy, Democratic candidate for
the nomination as governor, wished
Pierson to remain. No definite date
for Pierson's retirement has been set.
Shields refused to discuss the ap-
pointment further, but admitted it
had been the chief subject of the con-
Among the Democratic leaders
present were: Shields, Murphy, Mrs.
Clara Van Auken, of Detroit, national
committee'woman; Edward J. Fry, of
Fremont, Democratic state central
committee chairman, and his brother,
State Treasurer Theodore I. Fry;
Murray D. Van Wagoner, state high-
way commissioner, and G. Donald
Kennedy, business manager of the
State highway department.
Declare For Nims
Before the meeting, both Theodore
Fry and Van Wagoner had declared
themselves for Nims. Neither would
say that Nims has or has not the en-
dorsement of Murphy. Murphy said
City Golf Title
Defeats Dr. Margaret Bell,
3-2, At Barton Hills As
100 Spectators Watch
Miss Dorothy Lyndon, Huron Hills,
defeated Dr. Margaret Bell, Ann Ar-
bcr, 3-2, to win the Women's City
Golf Championship over the Barton
Hills course Sunday afternoon before
a gallery of 100 spectators.
Dr. Bell was decidedly off form as
she was in trouble with her tee shots
which put her in the rough on many
occasions. Her inability to make good
recoveries with her irons proved her
downfall in the long run.
Miss Lyndon, a University student,
was also wild from the tee, but man-
aged to make several fine recoveries
to keep in the match. She had the
misfortune of being in a trap or in
the rough on eight of the first nine
holes. A brilliant approach on the
eighth hole gave her a birdie 2 and
proved the high spot of the match as
it ran into the cup.
At the end of the first nine holes
Miss Lyndon had 51 strokes and Dr.
The second nine brought the best
golf of the match as Miss Lyndon
settled down to turn in a card of one
under even five's for the seven holes
played. Dr. Bell was still erratic and
lost the match on the sixteenth when
her drive barely rolled off the tee and
went down into a deep gully. From
here she pitched over the green into
a trap and was six strokes in getting
Miss Lyndon's drive lit on the green
but rolled over and out of the trap
on the iar side. She pitched close
to the pmnand randown a three-foot
put for a par 3 to win the match
3 up and 2 to play.
This is the first time Miss Lyndon
has won the championship, while Dr.
Bell was a finalist last year, losing to
Mrs. Forrest Stauffer, whom she de-
feated in the semi-finals this year.
Miss Lyndon reached the finals by
virtue of her victory over Mrs. Arthur
In Actor Case,
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3.-(,P)-Mary
Hitler Reviews Amer ican Olympic Argosy
-Associated Press Photo.
This picture, transmitted by radio from Berlin, Germany, to New
York, shows America's Olympic team passing Reichsfuehrer Hitler's
reviewing stand at opening ceremonies of the eleventh Olympiad in the
-Associated Press Photo.
These pictures give an idea of the property toll, mounting to many
thousands of dollars, taken by the hurricane which lashed northwestern
Florida. At top is a wrecked apartment house in Port Walton after the
wind, sometimes attaining a velocity of 100 miles an hour, had subsided.
Below is a stranded motorist after his automobile had been lifted from
a highway near Valparaiso and set down in a marsh some feet away.
Curtis Outlines ExtensIve Pan
For Use On Huron River Valley
By HENRY S. CURTIS
In these days of the automobile,
parks ten miles from a city are about
as well used as those in the city itself.
County and state parks with no con-,
siderable city within 20 miles or more
are often much overcrowded eve-
nings and week ends. The ride is as
much enjoyed as the park.
Within 10 miles of the Huron, if
we include lower Detroit, there are
more than a million people. It would
not be excessive to set aside a half
mile strip along the river from source
to mouth to minister to this 20 mile
strip of territory, of which it is the
center. This would provide a water-
side recreation area one hundred or
more miles long, lying within 10 miles
or less of all the people in the valley.
This is two and a half per cent of the
area and considerably less than the
standard set by many municipalities.
Of course, this can be considered only
,as an ideal, as much as this area is
already taken by expensive residence
or business areas, though it is fairly
well provided in Ann Arbor and Ypsi-,
lanti. In some cases it might be only
two or three hundred yards wide,
while in others it might widen out
into considerable forests and sanc-
tuaries. Sometimes it might be on
both sides of he river and in other
cases on only ne side. It could not
be acquired at once, but with such an
ideal, it should be possible to secure
portions by purchase, from time to
time, while other parts would be left
by bequest or gift. Within 50byears
at least one per cent of this 20 mile
strip should be in public ownership.
One per cent would be 20 square miles
and would mean the development of
about 250 acres a year by the five
Considerable portions of this area
should be given to forests, which in
the long run would yield a commercial
return; other portions might be given
to peach, apple and cherry orchards
for the beauty of the blossoms and
the beauty and profit of the fruit. But
most of it should be taken up in parks,
sanctuaries, golf courses, athletic
fields, swimming beaches and picnic
and camp grounds. A continuous
parkway should skirt the river with
cross roads every mile or so, with a
Gov. Fitzgerald To
Confer With Landon
LANSING, Aug. 3.--(AP)-Governor
Fitzgerald announced today he would
leave Tuesday afternoon to confer in
Topeka,, Kans., with Gov. Alf M.
Landon, of Kansas, the Republican
Howard C. Lawrence, chairman of
the Republican state central commit-
tee, planned to accompany the Gov-
ernor. They will return here Thurs-
Gov. Fitzgerald said the trip is at
Landon's suggestion. It was under-
stood they would discuss the party's
chances for success in Michigan in
the national election.
MAC SMITH WINS
SEATTLE, Aug. 3.-(P)-Scoring
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nearly continuous trail at the water's'
edge. Detailed plans for the develop-
ment of each area would be drawn
as the area was acquired.
This plan is for a region what the
green belt would be for, the proposed
green belt cities, but whereas these
proposed cities have in general noth-
ing in their belt of park or recrea-
tional significance, this strip of a
hundred miles or so along the Huron
is a natural park and pleasure ground
all the way.
R Astor, film actress, testified today she
Balloon Race once told her divorced husband, Dr.
Franklyn Thorpe, he was aware of
Ends W ith in her relationship with George Kauf-
Man, dramatist, and condoned it.
For 'Good ear You know George Kaufman has
o y a nothing to do with this divorce.
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Exposition' In Contest
Started At Cleveland
CLEVELAND, Aug. 3.-(P)-The
balloon "Goodyear X" defeated the
"Great Lakes Eposition" in a match
race today with a better margin than
it had in the national balloon race1
a month ago.
The "Goodyear" landed at 3:05
p.m. EST. at Le Raysville, Pa., out-,
distancing its rival by about 60 miles,
in a total hop of more than 300.
The "Exposition" camedown at
Millerton, Pa., at 1:45 p.m. EST. be-
cause of a thunaderstorm.
Frank Trotter was pilot, and An-
thony Fairbanks,co-pilot, of the
"Goodyear," Milford Vanik piloted
the "Exposition," aided by Co-pilot
A month ago in the national bal-
loon race from Denver, the apparent
winner was the "Goodyear," the dis-
tance being about 115 miles. The
"Exposition" was next, with 100. Be-
cause the "Goodyear's" barograph
failed, the winner of -the national race
has not been designated officially.
Today the balloons, manned by the
same crews, were given 15 hours fly-
ing time, distance to determine the
winner. The race was sponsored by
The Great Lakes Exposition.
The balloons took off from Cleve-
land stadium, the "Goodyear" get-
ting away at 1:45 a.m. EST. and the
second, 22 minutes later.
Vanik telephoned the exposition
headquarters that he had been forced
down by a thunderstorm, and asked
for a truck to transport the bag to
Buffalo. The basket of the balloon
was damaged in landing, he said.
"The Exposition" struck rough air,
"had a lot of elevator rides" and dis-
charged all its ballastra short time
later releasing enough gas to make a
last fall. We've been living together
since last fall. You've condoned it,"
Miss Astor testified she had told her
former husband. The statement was
in reply to a question of Joseph An-
derson, counsel for Dr. Thorpe, if she
,ever had a discussion with her hus-
band concerning a visit he paid to,
Kaufman in a Beverly Hills hotel.
The startling bit of testimony came
shortly after Miss Astor, who is su-
ing to get complete custody of her
daughter, Marylyn, 4, testified any
love she had for Kaufman did not
imotivate her in letting him get an
uncontestedrdivorce from herlast
Court was adjourned at this point
until next Monday to permit Miss
Astor to continue work on a picture
now in production.
The name of John Barrymore was
brought into the case earlier this af-
ternoon when Michael Narlian, at-
torney for Dr. Thorpe, said he would
subpoena the screen actor as a wit-
"Her own statements make it nec-
essary to let the whole thing come
out now," Narlian said. "We will
issue a subpoena for Barrymore."
ANISTON, Ala., Aug. 3.-(P) -A
Negro accused of attacking a white
woman was convicted and sentenced
to die today after the victim's hus-
band created a sensation by brandish-
ing a pistol in the militia-guarded
courtroom. Judge R. B. Carr set the
execution date for Friday, Sept. 4.
The jury deliberated 20 minutes.
Chief On Stand
Judge Moynihan Hears
Pleas To Dismiss Charges
DETROIT, Aug. 3.-(/P)-Defense
attorneys said tonight that Wilbur,
Robinson, "brigadier general" of the,
Black Legion, would take the standl
tomorrow in the trial in which he
and five fellow Black Legionnaires i
are charged with kidnaping and flog-
ging a laggard member.
While Circuit Judge Joseph A.
Moynihan was hearing arguments to-!
day on motions to dismiss the
charges, Prosecutor Duncan C. Mc-
Crea announced he had uncovered
evidence that the Black Legion print-
ed fake communistic pampniets urg-
ing Negroes to "kill your white op-
Judge Moynihan withheld his rul-
ing on the dismissal motions in the
kidnaping case. The defendants,
Robinson, Charles King, Frederick
A. Gulley, Earl Angstadt, Thomas
Cox, and Harold Lawrence, are
charged with taking Robert Penland,
Ecorse steel worker, to a Black Le-
gion conclave where he allegedly was
whipped for non-attendance at meet-,
ings. Penland has testified that he
was taken to the meeting under dur-
ess, but denied he was flogged.
The prosecutor said that the
pamphlets, which he described as
"inflammatory literature," bore the
name "Communist Party of Ameri-
ca" and were ordered printed by
Leslie J. Black, former judge's clerk
who is held on charges of conspir-
ing to kill Arthur L. Kingsley, High-
land Park publisher.
The "printing plot" was reported as
McCrea's assistant proceeded with the
trial of six Black Legion members on
,charges of kidnaping and flogging
Robert Penland, a steel worker, for
not attending meetings of the Hood-
ed secret society.
McCrea said the printing of
pamphlets was disclosed by Andrew
W. Fosdick, a Detroit printer who is
not.a Legion member and volunteered
the evidence, and further statements
by William H. Guthrie, a Black Le-
gion member printer.
RECOVER BOY'S BODY
DETROIT, Aug. 3.-(P)-The body
of six-year-old Donald Wallace, ob-
ject of a widespread police search
since Saturday evening, was found
today in the Detroit River at Water-
works Park across from Belle Isle.
The body was churned up by a Belle
Isle ferry as it backed into its slip
to discharge passengers.
Detroit 9, Cleveland 4.
Chicago-St. Louis (postponed,
rain). Only games scheduled.
Cleveland at Detroit.
Chicago at St. Louis.
New York at Boston.
Philadelphia at Washington.
For Opening Of
Gives Official Approval To
Farley's Plans; Talks
HYDE PARK, N. Y., Aug. 3.-(P)-
The Democratic national commit-
tee today obtained President Roose-
velt's official "Ok" on arrangements
to start immediately an "aggressive
campaign" for his reelection.
After a two-hour round-table dis-
cussion of current political condi-
tions, national committee chairman
James A. Farley told reporters:
"I reported that we are prepared to
conduct an aggressive campaign
from now until November. We are
not losing any time. 'We're ready
Stephen T. Early, one of the Roose-
velt secretaries, said the President
had approved these arrangements.
Acting as spokesman for commit-
tee officials and other political ad-
visers who met with the President for
two hours in the seclusion of the li-
brary of his home here, Farley said
campaign plans had not been dis-
cussed down to minor details, but only
in a general way, and that there was
no talk of when or to what extent
the President personally would plunge
into the drive.
For nearly an hour, Early said, the
President talked over the drought sit-
uation with Secretary Wallace and
Chester Davis, former AAA adminis-
trator, and as a result Mr. Roosevelt
may advance the time for a projected
personal survey of the effects of the
drought in several states and the pro-
gress of steps under way to help
farmers in the stricken area.
That would 'mean, Early said, that
a swing through regions in Ohio,
Pennsylvania, New York and Con-
necticut swept by floods last spring
would be "somewhat postponed."
The President, he said, expects to
board a train for Washington Sun-
day night and remain in the Capital
a few days before beginning another
trip of any kind.
Asked about plans for Presidential
political speeches, Early replied there
was "nothing imminent." He said the
drought state tour would be "nori-
Wallace said both he and Davis sat
in on the political deliberations this
afternoon but said his visit had no
political significance, and that there
had been no discussion of the farm
The President, he said, issued in-
structions that a complete report be
assembled on drought-remedy meas-
ures under way in the. administra-
tion for his consideration when he
reaches the Capital. The secretary
added that no new measures were
contemplated as an outgrowth of the
KNOX TO SPEAK AT ALMA
ALMA, Aug. 3.-(A)-Col. Frank
Knox, Republican Vice-Presidential
candidate and an alumnus of Alma
College, will speak at a homecoming
celebration here Sept. 8.
New York .
St. Louis . .
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No games scheduled.
St. Louis at Chicago.
Boston at New York.
Brooklyn at Philadelphia.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati,
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