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Finance Group
Abandons State
Building Plan
O'Hara Pleads For Special
Session To Boost Gas
Tax For Extra Funds
$1,800,000 Is Sought
PWA To Construct Home
For Governor, Addition
To OfficeBuilding
LANSING, Aug. 6. - (A') - A $25,-
000,000 state building program which
two members-of the finance commit-
tee of the state administrative board
Monday thought important enough
for the consideration of a special leg-
islative session dwindled today to a
$1,800,000 project.
The state administrative board for-
warded to the Federal Public Works
administration today an application
for a loan of roughly $1,800,000 with
which to build a governor's home
and an addition to the state office
Gov. Fitzgerald, chairman of the
board, opposed the application for
funds as applied to the governor's
home. He declared the time "inop-
portune for such a project."
Appears Selfish
"I question the advisability of build-
ing a governor's mansion when many
people in the state are hungry," he
said., "It looks selfish to me. Con-
struction of additional office space is
a sound project, since it will save
the state rentals."
The board also approved an appli-
cation 'to the same source for funds
with which to construct a northern
Michigan tuberculosis sanitarium at
Gaylord costing $250,000. The state
hopes to receive a 45 per cent direct
grant of the total cost of the three
projects and repay the remainder
over a period of years.
Auditor General John J. O'Hara
and State Treasurer Theodore I. Fry
proposed *onday that Gov. Fitzgerald
call a short special session of the
legislature to boost the state gasoline
tax one-half cent a gallon to raise
money to match Federal funds for a
building program. The PWA requires
that the state guarantee 55 per cent of
the construction costs. O'Hara hoped
that the state would spend the $25,-
000,000 exclusive of the governor's
mansion and the office building in re-
habilitating state institutions.
State Highway Commissioner Mur-
ray D. Van Wagoner, a member of the
administrative board, opposed the
gasoline tax boost, contending the
plan would result in diversion of funds
intended for highway improvements.
He agreed to join O'Hara and Fry in
asking the Works Progress adminis-
tration to adopt the building program
and finance it.
Harry Lynn Pierson, state works
director, upset that suggestion by de-
claring the cost of employing men
under the program would be made
excessive by the expense of materials.
He said minor parts of the program
might be adopted.

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News Of The World As Illustrated In Associated Press Pictures

VanNWa oner
Defies State's
Economy Plan
Commissioner Refuses To
Reduce Incomes In Road
LANSING, Aug. 6.- (P) - State
Highway Commissioner Murray D.
Van Wagoner defied Gov. Fitzgerald
on his economy program today and.
charged the governor with increasing
the payrolls of his own office.
Under a prerogative given him by
the 1935 legislature, Gov. Fitzgerald
ordered a 5 per cent reduction of all
legislative appropriations for depart-
ments, effective July 1. Van Wagoner
declared he would increase the pay
of many of his employes and intended
to enlarge the personnel of his depart-
"I have no intention of complying
with the mandate of Gov. Fitzgerald
to spare expenditures when he him-
self has increased the payrolls of
those who salaries come immediately
under his jurisdiction by 40.9 per cent
over the payrolls of the previous ad-
ministration," asserted Van Wagon-
"The governor hired George R.
Thompson as his financial adviser at
$5,000 a year. Thompson outlined
economies for all other departments,
hut on July 1, after the legislature
had adjourned and on the day on
which the governor's new economy
program went into effect, Thompson
received a raise of $2,000 a year."
Records in the auditor general's
office show that on June 1, 1934, em-
ployes whom Van Wagoner lists as
being on the executive office force
were being paid at the rate of $20,-
935 a year. The employes at that
time consisted of a legal adviser as-
4-igned from the attorney general's
staff and drawing $4,000 a year; a
part-time budget director at $1,500 a
year; a secretary at $4,000 a year; a
personal secretary at $2,700 a year;
a messenger at $1,200 a year; six
stenographers drawing a total of $7,-
535 a year.
The same records show that cor-
responding employes on Gov. Fitz-
gerald's staff drew pay June 1, 1935,
at the rate of '$27,500 a year. Those
employes consist of a legal adviser at
$4,500 a year; a budget director then
drawing $5,000 a year, now $7,000 a
year; two secretaries drawing $4,-
000 a year each; a personal secretary
at $3,000 a year;

. This caricature of Emperor Hirohito, who is regarded by the Japanese as almost a deity, was responsible
for protests by Japan and banning of Vanity Fair, the publication in which it appeared, from the islands.
The cartoon depicts the emperor pulling a jinriksha bearing the Nobel peace prize.

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Ann Sibley of Chicago, missing Antioch college student, was dis-
covered by police in the role of "barker" at a Coney Island side show.
She is shown with her roommate, the Tattooed Lady, and other acts,
trying to convince the crowd the show is worth "one dime - the tenth
part of a dollar."
Southerners' Civil War Pension
List Still Carries 5,600 Names

A monument to George Gipp, Notre Dame athlete who died at the
height of a brilliant athletic career, was unveiled at Laurium, Mich.,
by Mrs. Matthew Gipp, 77, his mother. Relatives are shown at left on
the speakers' stand at the unveiling.


Abuse Of Soviet Divorce Laws
Limited Because of Disapproval

Mops, Brooms
Replace Guns
In Molls' Hands
Notorious Companions Of
Nation's Desperadoes In
Milan Prison
MILAN, Mich., Aug. 6. - (R)-Mops
and brooms have replacedtrevolvers
and sub-machine guns in the hands
of a group of "gun molls" who roamed
over the country a few months ago
with gangs of criminals.
Behind the brick walls of the new
federal detention prison here are the
erstwhile girl friends of some of the
nation's most notorious desperadoes,
many of whom have come to grief in
their encounters with the law.
Among the inmates are Evelyn
Frechette, companion of the late John
Dillinger; Kathryn Kelly, wife of
George "Machine Gun" Kelly; Wi-
nona Burdette, 21-year-old radio en-.
tertainer who became the consort of
Alvin Karpis, current Public Enemy
No. 1, and Dolores Delaney, 22, com-
panion of Harry Campbell, one of
the Karpis mob. Margaret Waley re-
cently arrived too.
Little word from the outside world
reaches the isolated prison, and lit-
tle comes out. Most of the barred
windows of the quadrangular prison
look out over 2,000 acres of bleak farm
land, but from one side the housetops
of the sleepy little vilalge of Milan
can be seen.
The Burdette and Delaney women,
captured when Karpis and Campbell
shot their way out of a police trap
in Atlantic "City last January, were
brought here secretly April 1 from
Miami. Fla., where they had been

MOSCOW, Aug. 6. -(UP) - Abuse
of the easy soviet divorce laws has
become infrequent under the frown
of public disapproval.
In the early days of the revolution,
when the laws were an innovation, it
was thought smart to boast of num-
erous marriages. But such boasting
rarely is heard, now that the young
people who went in for short-term
unions learned they were losing the
esteem of neighbors.
The laws make divorce a mere mat-
ter of a registration. They were con-
ceived to end "family slavery," which
Karl Marx called "the original form
of serfdom," and were intended to
make it unnecessary for any person
to remain in wedlock against his will.
Elevation of women to equality with
men as wage earners helped toward
this end. There is an actual short-
age of labor here now and any able-
bodied citizen, of either sex, is prom-
ised a job upon application.
Marx's theory was that under or-
dinary rules governing marriage and
What's This Frozen
Monkey Business
Only Science Knows
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 6. - (A')
- Jekal, a pet Javanese monkey,
chattered amiably in his cage today,
apparently in the best of health after
being frozen stiff in a below zero ice
Jekal was the object of a test by
Dr. Ralph Willard, gland researcher,
who declared the monkey "died" and
was brought back to life to prove
his theory that certain malignant or-
ganisms can be killed by freezing.
"I am particularly pleased to dis-
cover that the period of frozen death
did not affect Jekal's brain," Dr. Wil-
lard said. "The only change I can
eisdr. nv.n+nnnl 'nnnrnfi'.

divorce the wife and children become
slaves of the man. Lenin lived to say:
'Not a trace is left in the soviet re-
public of the laws which placed wom-
an in a subordinate position."
Common-law marriages are accept-
ed as legal and do not subject the
parties to disgrace. A large percent-
age of the couples living together in
Moscow have never had a marriage
ceremony performed.
Reluctance to give up living space
is one reason why there are so many
common-law marriages. If a mar-
riage is registered, the couple is ex-
pected to share a single apartment,
which for the majority of Moscow
people consists of one room. But if
the union is not brought to official
notice there is nothing to prevent the
man and woman from keeping their
individual apartments.
The extremely simple procedure for
registering marriages takes place at
a neighborhood civil registry office.
No ring is required and witnesses are
The couple inform the registry of-
ficial that the marriage is by mutual
consent, submit proof that they are
both over 18 years of age and furnish
a few other required documents.
After citing excerpts from the mar-
riage law, the official warns them of
criminal liability Pr false statements
and reads the record of the proceed-
ings. The couple sign the register,
the official countersigns it-and they
are married.
Documents required are proofs of
identity, a statment denying there is
any bar to the marriage, a declaration
that the two are mutually informed
as to each other's health and a list
of the previous marriages.
For seven years an opossum at
South Georgia State college has na-

A determination to make the
Cleveland Indians "hustle" and get
them out of their fifth-place slump
was voiced by Steve O'Neill (above),
the team's coach, when he was
named manager to succeed Walter
Greek Strikers
Surrender, Get
Wage Increase
4,000 Laborers Return To
Work; 6 Killed And 51
Wounded In Riots
ATHENS, Aug. 6. - (R) - Four
'housand strikers, their revolt
,rushed, returned to work today with
a 15 per cent wage increase negotiat-
ed by Gen. Bakapoulos.
The general, after accepting the
surrender of the rebels, was instru-
nental in settling the strike issues,
)utstanding among which was the
,vage question.
A check of casualties from the
treet fighting at Candia yesterday
howed that 6 persons were killed and
51 wounded.
Previously, reports were received
.hat the strikers, supported by the
populace, had created a menacing
situation in an outlying village of the
Candia district, and rumors were
current that the strikers had over-
hrown local authorities.
The government, however, rescind-
d orders for warships and bombing
planes to go from Athens to Candia.
Gen. Bakopoulos, in command of
the troubled zone, reported to Athens
that the riotous strikers dispersed
peacefully last night and were ordered
to surrender all stolen arms today
under pain of drastic measures.
Labor circles attributed the upris-
ing to failure to meet the demands of
the strikers, although some govern-
ment quarters placed the responsi-
bility on adherents of former Pre-
mier Eleutherios Venizelos, who led
an unsuccessful revolt five months

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 6. - ( -
Striking relentlessly as the years pass,
death has spared only 5,612 men from
the once proud and powerful forces
of the Confederacy that fell at Appo-
matox 70 years ago.
Of all the 13 states which have com-
piled records of surviving veterans,
Texas, with 1,148, has the most. North
Carolina is second with 632, and Vir-
ginia, which bore the brunt of the
bloodiest fighting, is third with 600.
The others range downward to
Kentucky which counts 173 and Flor-
ida at the bottom of the list with
Texas Leads In Pensions
All of the states do not have full
records of the widows of veterans
but reports from 10 show a total of
The passing years have failed to
erase the modern Southland's grati-
tude to the men who fought her bat-
tles, even though the cause was lost.
And so 1934 found the 13 states pay-
ing pensions to veterans and their
widows that totaled $10,327,890 that
By virtue of its greater number,
Texas led all the states in the amount
paid. Its total was $2,860,725. Geor-
gia was second, paying $996,546, and
Alabama third with $983,536. At the
foot of the list was Arkansas whose
1934 pensions totaled $251,680.
South Carolina Pays Least
The grand total of all pensions re-
ported by the states since the end of
the war amounts to approximately
$264,680,188. Again Texas leads with
$47,368,000, Georgia comes second
with $45,652,680 and Alabama third
with $38,500,000. The smallest total
Three days in jail was the sen-
tence imposed on Woodrow Foster
for putting his hat on as he prepared
to leave a Charlotte, N. C., court-
Accumulating sawdust at the Okla-
homa sub-prison at Stringtown was
a problem. An old prisoner experi-
mented and now the institution can
turn out two tons of sweeping com-
pound a day.

Ky. ..
La. ..
N. C..
S. C..

.. 381
.. 302
.. 161
.. 522
.. 173
.. 220
...... 295
.. 320




was reported by South Carolina -
The number of known veterans and
their widows in each state, the amount
of pensions each paid. in 1934 and
the grand total each has paid since

Tex....... 1,148
Va. ........600




the war are shown




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