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SUNDAY, AUG. 16, 1936



McCrea To Ask
Extradition Of
Legion Member
'Major General' To Face
Charge Of Possessing
Hand Grenades
DETROIT, Aug. 15.-(P)-Prose-
cutor Duncan C. McCrea said today
he would move Monday to have Vir-
gil F. "Bert" Effinger brought here
from Lima, O., to answer a warrant
charging him with possessing six
hand grenades at a Black Legion
meeting here a year ago.
Effinger surrendered to Lima po-
lice today, but they said he was not
under arrest, and that no further
steps would be taken until the war-
rant arrived. McCrea asserted that
Effinger was a Black Legion "Major
General" in command of the hooded
secret society in this part of the
United States.
Effinger denied the grenade pos-
session charge and said he would fight
"I never had a hand grenade in
my hands and have never even seen
one," he told Ward Taylor, Lima po-
lice chief. "These charges are ri-
The warrant was based on a state-
ment by William H. Guthrie, a print-
er-member of the hooded order, and
corroborated by Dayton Dean, con-
fessed "executioner" in the killing
last May 12 of Charles A. Poole.
Dean told' McCrea that Effinger,
in a speech here, declared that the
Black Legion planned a coup d'etat
for Sept. 16, 1936 "to take over the
United States government."
"They did it in Russia with 30,000
men," Dean quoted Effinger as say-
ing, "and we are stronger than that
here and are better equipped."
Effinger told the Lima police he
had never met Dean, and that his
story was "a lot of nonsense.''
Guthrie said Effinger produced the
six grenades Aug. 24, 1935 at the
home of Arthur F. Lupp, Sr., state
commander of the Black Legion.
"He said they were for 'our ene-
mies,' " Guthrie related.
Dean said Effinger handed him two
suitcases at the meeting and said:
"Guard these well, captain, be-
cause there is enough explosive in
there to blow up this whole block."
Lupp is free on bond on charges of
conspiring to kidnap and kill Arthur
L. Kingsley, a Highland Park pub-
lisher. Dean has pleaded guilty to
mcrder in the Poole case, and Guthrie
is held on a charge of conspiracy to
incite a riot.
Major Leagues

NOTES from
Hardin Van Duersen, who kept his
audience rocking with mirth when he
Lawrence-Tibbetted what a glorious
thing it was to be a pirate king in
"The Pirates of Penzance," discov-
ering that it wasn't such a glorious
thing to be the father of three little
tikes who so veddy veddy indiscreet-
ly contracted whooping cough during
the run of the show .. .
In the meantime, his Lieutenant,
Harold Tharp, finding that it was
quite a glorious thing to be the self-
appointed Don Juan of the cast, com-
ing out of a different corridor each
night, (prop-room, etc.) proving that
he was a Missouri school teacher in
learning definitely who of the twenty-
odd women in the chorus actually
bore the extenuating "M.R.S." de-
Wm. Hugh Miller, who did the bob-
bie Sergeant so cleverly, giving vent
to a burst of temperament the second
night of dress rehearsal and throw-
ing a bomb shell into the smooth
mechanism of the system, Mr. Windt
exclaiming through the microphone
hook-up, made especially for opera-
tion directing and moreover, threat-
ening to the take the number out
completely, though they all made it
up and the number went over big
opening night . . .
Goes Into Ecstasy
The blonde Mildred ("Mabel") Ol-
son of the mellifluous voice who was
so appalled at sight of the lovely sati
night gown which she was to wear in
"Ladies in Waiting" last season, ac-
tually going -into ecstasy over the
ducky little pink flannel nighties that
were worn in this Gilbert and Sulli-
van brainchild ...
Leah (Edith) Sanger, getting back
into the spirit of the grease-paint to
such an extent that she resigned her
teaching job with an eye on the
Cleveland Playhouse or a trip abroad
following her season here ...
Martin ("Frederick") Thompson
enjoying his overnight stardom so
much in his very first dramatic-mu-
sical role that he's thinking about
going professional, too, with his eye
wistfully on the Metropolitan Opera,
and considering staying here another
year to continue his vocal studies;
he's been teaching six years at
Yankton College in South Dakota and
is not in the least particular about
it-that is not anymore! ...
Margaret (Chorine) Roberton gain-
ing distinction with her fluttery in-
terpretation of her few lines in the
show; she's been here all year learn-
ing how to balance a budget while
her husband toiled away in the Law
School ...
Elwin Carter, the huge, hefty lad
who invited so many titters as her
choral partner, is one of four alumni
in the show who hail from Central
High in Detroit, the others being:
Dorothy Shapland, Henry Houseman
and Phylis Blauman ...
Gets Razzing
Last-but-not least of the show be-
ing Virginia ("Kate") Ward, who is
to teach in Chicago this winter get-
ting quite a razzing for changing her
otherwise plain coiffure to a waved
one with bangs at the Lantern Shop
where she works; a certain important
member of the Speech department
doomed to look .forlorn after the de-
parture of Nancy ("Ruth") Bowman,
the California Pennsylvania tacher
of English who made such a decided
hit in the last two shows-Nancy un-
happily being visited by hay-fever the
second night of the show; Nick Preke-
tes, who has done the show at Ann
Arbor High, the only High School lad
in the show; Jane ("Mabel") Brewer
escorted out a lot by Morris ("Chalk
Dust") Greenstein; Truman Smith
proving himself quite a comedienne,
outside the registrar's office with his
capers in the Bobbie chorus; Fred

Densmore, son of Prof. G. E. Dens-
more of the Speech department avow-
ing that wearing a wooden leg and
being blind in one eye is not all un-
Of human interest: Irene Trend-
berth who. has been working back-
stage this summer having once di-
rected Ed Paskill, the janitor of the
theatre in one of her earlier plays in
1914, "The Corner Drugstore," in
Bessemer, Michigan when she was
supervisor of music there. Ed Paskill,
when asked about his dramatic work
said: "Oh, I've worked in a lot of
amateur plays!" Miss Trendberth is
now the supervisor of music in Cal-
umet, Michigan ...
Frank Wurtsmith, electrician for
the plays, sending a pseudo wire to

yours truly saying: "Main event__
Thursday will be falling of curtain on
successful season and open-mouthed By ROBERT L. GACH
box-office force Stop Lakes Oceans In photography background is as
Rivers Mountains Forests etc. are to important a part in the picture as the
be joyfully embraced by a great subject itself, providing of course the
number of us-" signed, "Peg subject isn't a mountain or a lake
Stage,"-speaking for the real stars with a background you can do little
of the shows: the stagehands who about. But in portraits, or in pictures
virtually formed a semi-nudist colony of your dog, or in pictures of close
this summer while doing the sets up objects that have something sur-
midst the heat of it all .. rounding them, or in back of them,
Eugenia Kerr of Carnegie Tech background will help decide whetheri
having to surrender her first, most your picture is a success or a dis-I
coveted leading role on campus, that grace.I
c e ledingrol oncamps, hat For an example you may be taking
of "Miss Sherwood," in "Chalk Dust," anuexa younman seumaedn
the satire on the high school system into a postureofdejection. manYoslumped
opening Tuesday evening for a three- tend it troe a symbol of all the
day run and being confined to health dwn and out agony of unemployed
service while her school-mate, Mary youth, but you forgot that part of a
Lou Mehler who attracted the critics bed, a chest of drawers and a picture
in "Mary of Scotland," was placed in of your grandfather was in back of
the role. . . him, so instead of being the kind of
Promises To Be Hit picture you were hoping for, it was a
"Chalk Dust" promises to be one of jumble of incoherency. The bed or
the hits of the season since it will the drawers or the picture add noth-
strike home to so many of the cam- ing to the meaning you were intend-
pus students, Charlie Harrell will play ing and because you had them, your
the part of "Rogers," a young school meaning was lost. A simple, dark
teacher in love with a teacher 10 toned wall behind the figure would
years his senior and there is an epi- have given you what you wanted. Or
sode where he is imprisoned in the a little more difficult background, but
ladie's room with Virginia Frink, thus effective, would be the use of simple
causing gossip to circulate through panels of contrasting colors, or merely
the school-Claribel Baird is also in of different shades behind the figure
the cast with Robert Uslan playing in such a way as to make the light
a very sensitive student who is re- parts of the body stand out against
sponsible for Miss Sherwood's re- a darker strip of background.
maining a schoolmarm; while Frank Plain Background Better
Rollinger plays "Doozac," an urchin For portraits the beginner should
of the streets; and Gladys Goodwin, stick to the plain background in neu-
the niece of a big-shot who gets a job tral shades-darker shades for pic-
in the system through politics . .. tures where light hair, or profiles are
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Wyckoff, in relief, and light shades for dark-
the scenic designer and costumiere, haired persons. When you don't have
have worked together for 15 years time for much arranging, and there
and have an igenious little son, Peter, is little choice of background, the
thing to remember is that the simpler
aged eight, who is now busy making the background the more effective the
a telescope at a camp in Wisconsin picture. For an example, one person
where his parents will pick him up I know of was always trying to get a'
enroute back to New York. .. good picture of his dog. The dog
They taught together for four years is a sandy color and the pictures were
at Carnegie Tech when Mr. Wyckoff usually taken with the dog on the
was Mrs. Wyckoff's boss,-preceding grass and the result was that the dog I
their marriage, of course! They had looked like just so much more grass.
their most vigorous quarrels while After he finally realized what the
vacationing with Walter Eatons one trouble was he took a picture of the
sufmer, Mr. Eaton being one of the dog against a wall of the house cov-
directors of Yale and a renowned dra- ered with dark brown shingles and
matic critic and author. The quibbles the picture was a success. So the
raged over such vital questions as: first rule to go by is simplicity and
whether there were five or six color the second is contrast to some extent.
colors in the color scale or whether ---__-
snow' shades were blue or violet! .-. "The Old Maid," being members of
To Sail For Russia his vast collection ...
Valentine B. Windt, the director James Doll, the assistant costu-
will leave for the Moscow Theatre miere is also the winner of one of
Festival immediately, after the season this season's Hopwood Awards. He
closes, sailing on the good ship Nor- claims he wrote the play between
mandy. He will fly from Paris to dinner-time one day and lunch-time
Moscow and following the Festival the next. Now's he's working on a
he'll take wings again from Athens dramatization of one of the less
to Naples where he sails back in time known 19th century novels by the
to welcome the new semester. His English novelist whom he considers
sister, Serena Windt, coutouriere of the greatest of that period, Anthony
some repute, and proprietor of one Trollope. Of his prize-winning play,
of New York's most exclusive shops, "Boots For Three" which concerns
visited Ann Arbor this week to catch campus life, Alexander Dean, one of
"The Pirates" and see him off ... the leading directors at Yale and
Frederick Crandall, director of director of last season's "Russet
"Chalk Dust," has a penchant for Mantle," said:
collecting antiques, old costumes, old "In many respects I consider this
furniture, old china and old records, the best play, not only of the Minor
of which he possesses quite a score. Contest but for the Major as well, of
The fur wrap Ruth Le Roux wore in all of those submitted. The author is
"Borkman," and the paisley shawl writing material that he knows, both
Miss Davis wore as "Mrs. Mingott" in in its story and in its characters ...

Officials Find
More Profit In
Cheaper Cars
Surveys Show 95 Per Cent
Of Autos Sold Were In
$750 Bracket
DETROIT, Aug. 15.-(P)-The men
who make motor cars have shown an
increasing disposition to rely on vol-
ume distribution to make the assem-
bling of automobiles profitable and
with this inclination they have gone
in more widely for the manufacture
of lower-priced vehicles.
At the same time they have not
given up the production of a single
model in the medium and upper price
brackets during the last year or more
in which the recovery movement has
shown its greatest strides. It is no
secret in trade circles that lighter
and cheaper cars are constantly be-
fore the engineers as one of the de-
velopments the manufacturers believe
hold the greatest prospect of profi-
table operations. Oddly enough vir-
tually every motorcar producer in the
other brackets has reported greater
demand during the last several
months than at any time since motor-
car-making began to climb again
after 1932.
Demand Is Greater
Analyses conducted by the automo-
bile manufacturers' association show
that 95 per cent of all the cars dis-
tributed a year ago were listed at
$750 and under wholesale. An inter-
esting disclosure of the survey con-
ducted by the association's statisti-
cians is that cars selling between $500
and $750 wholesale are in greater de-
mand currently than at any time dur-
ing the last decade.
The gossip that precedes virtually
every new model introddction season
has covered about everything except-
ing price levels for the coming year.
It appears to be a safe guess at the
moment that if any marked changes
in price listings accompany the new
types scheduled to appear around No-
vember 1 there will be a comparable
alteration in the vehicle itself. In
other words if lower prices are an-
nounced they most likely will apply
to entirely new types of cars added
to the standard lines of the makers.
Ford Eight Discussed.
Most of the gossip concerning pos-
sible departures in the low price field
-enters around the long rumored Ford
lighter eight. It is more or less com-
mon knowledge in automotive circles
that this vehicle is well beyond the
blue print stage, but whether it is
ready for introduction probably will
not become known until the new sell-
ing season arrives. Some sources credit
Ford with having the new car ready
for introduction within the next fort-
night, but planning to withhold it
until more becomes known regarding
the intentions of his competitors in
the low-price field.

Confesses Slaying

6:00-WJR Stevenson Sports.
WWJ Widows' Sons.
WXYZ Tim and Irene.
CKLW Ted weems' Music.
6:15-WJR Rhythm Review
6:30-WJR Julia Sanderson
and Frank Crumit.
wwJ Fireside Recital.
WXYZ Husbands andbwives.
CKLW String Ensemble..
6:45-wWJ Sunset Dreams.
7:00-WJR Musical Program.
wwJ Major Bowes' Amateurs.
WXYZ Evening Melodies.
CKLW Art of Song.
7:30-WJR Philadelphia Summer Concert.
WXYZ Goldman Band.
CKLW Fop Concert.
8:00-WWJ Manhattan Merry-Go-
WXYZ Cornelia Otis
CKLW Americana.
8:15--WXYZ Paul Whiteman's Varieties.
8:30-WWJ Album of Familiar Music.
CKLW Horace Heidt's Music.
9:00-WWJ National Music Camp.
WXYZ Bob Crosby.
CKLW Music for Dancing.
9:15-WJR Jack Randolph.
WXYZ Mirror of Melody.
9 :30-WJR Community Sing.
wXYZ Adventures of the Hornet.
CKLW Goodwill Court.
10:00-WJR Musical.
WWJ Dramatic Half Hour.
WXYZ Buddy Rogers' Music.
CKLW First Baptist Church.
10:15-WJR Vincent Lopez' Music.
10:30-WJR Ghost Stories.
WWJ Nocturne.
WXYZ Leon Navarro's Music.
CKLW Ted weems' Music.
11 :00-WJR Johnny Johnson's Music.
WWJ Dance Music.
WXYZ Henry Bussee's Music.
CKLW Don Bestor's Music.
11:30-wJR San Francisco Symphony
WWJ Dance Music.
WXYZ Eddie Fitzpatrick's Music.
CKLW Nat Brandewynne's Music.
12:00-WXYZ Ace Brigode's Music.
12:30-CKLW Joe Sander's Music.

-- Associated Press Photo
Ray Johnson (above), 39, was
held' in the county jail at River-
side, Cal., on a charge of murder-
ing Midi Takaoka, 25-year-old Ja-
panese actress. Arrested at Corona,
Cal., authorities said he confessed
the knife slaying and blamed it on
Gov. Considers
Modif ieatiou Of
Prohibition Of Licensees
Taking Workers' Checks
Arouses Controversy
{Continued from Page 1)
other question. We will refuse tax
stamps for Schlitz beer."
Friends of the Governor were an-
noyed by the promised jangle over
liquor on the eve of the campaign.
They recalled that the Governor and
McDonald clashed once before over
liquor issues, and at that time Gov-
ernor Fitzgerald announced he would
leave administration of the act to the
commission. He has avoided attend-
ing any commission meetings, but his
friends feel he is blamed for any dis-
turbing regulations.
"I want it clearly understood I had
no part in adopting the recent regula-
tions for the beer business," the gov-
ernor said. "If these new regulations
are justified, I will expect commis-
sioners to explain to the people the
grounds for their adoption."
The governor disclosed he had dis-
cussed the new regulations with Com-
missioner Frank E. Gorman and asked
that proper publicity be given the
causes for the regulations which have
aroused the dispute.


Killed As Train
Demolishes Truck

(Continued from Page )
three priests were administering last
rites to the injured, some of whom
were taken to hospitals here and some
to a hospital in Three Rivers, 25 miles
A 17-year-old textile mill worker,
Fernand Tousignant, saved himself
by jumping, but he said he did not
know why he jumped. He did not see
the train until he picked himself up
in the roadside ditch.
Tousignant said no screams of hor-
ror or fear of momentary death were
heard before the train struck.
Emile Ferron, a member of parlia-
ment, said the truck was going about
40 or 50 miles an hour.
"It was a horrible sight," he re-
lated. "Shrieks of the injured and
dying mingled with the cries of rela-
tives who gathered on the scene,
hampering our efforts."


W. L.
New York ...........73 37
Cleveland ...........64 50
Detroit .............60 52
Chicago...........59 54
Boston............58 55
Washington .........55 56
St..Louis...........41 71
Philadelphia........38 72


St. Louis 4, Cleveland 0.
Washington at Boston (2).
Detroit 3-10, Chicago 1-3.
New York 16, Philadelphia 2.
New York at Philadelphia (2).
aWshington at Boston (2).
Detroit at Chicago (2).
Cleveland at St. Louis.

W. L.
St. Louis .............66 44
Chicago .............65 44
New York ...........65 46
Pittsburgh ............57 53
Cincinnati..........53 57
Boston ..............51 59
Brooklyn .........44 60
Philadelphia.. ......40 70
Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1.
Cincinnati 5, Chicago 4.
Brooklyn 6, Boston 2.
New York 4, Phila.delphia 1.
Philadelphia at New York.
Boston at Brooklyn (2).
Chicago at Cincinnati (2).
St. Louis at Pittsburgh.




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