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The Weather




Ave Atque Vale ,. .
Moro S&ienza is The
Buyer's Need . ...

Occasional showers probable
today; not much change in

Official Publication Of The Summer Session


Find McIntyre
Closeted With
A.G.E. Lawyer
Sergeant - At - Arms Finds
Roosevelt's Secretary In
Hopson Counsel's Room
Was Bringing Writ
To UtilityLobbyist
White House Involved By
Accusations Of Witness
In Senate Quiz
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. - Ches-
ley Jurney, sergeant-at-arms of the
United States Senate, is an embar-
rassed man today.
His embarrassment began last night
when, armed with a Senate writ, he
went in his official capacity to the
hotel' room of B. B. Robinson, per-
sonal attorney and Washington agent
of H. C. Hopson, the much-publicized
head of Associated Gas & Electric
Mr. Hopson was wanted for con-
tempt of the Senate and Sergeant-
at-Arms Jurney . was going to ask
Lawyer Robinson where he could be1
The Sergeant-at-Arms pounded the
Robinson door with official solemnity
and it swung open. Mr. Robinson
stepped hastily outside, then recog-
nizing his visitor, hastily slammed the
Mr. McIntyre Explains
And then the embarrassment of1
Sergeant-at-arms Jurney began. In
the room with Utilities Lobbyist At-1
torney Robinson, agent of Mr. Hop-1
son, were none other than Marvin M.1
McIntyre, secretary to President
Roosevelt, and L. Y. W. (Chip) Rob-R
ert, Jr., assistant secretary of the
treasury. Also with the party in
Utilities Attorney Robinson's room
was Amon Carter,. of Texas, personal
pal and political ally of Postmaster
General James A. Farley.
3s resene .of these dignitaies
was revealed to the embarrassed eyes
of the Sergeant-at-Arms when they
shortly decided tomake their exit by]
the only door that was available.
The embarrassment created by the
resence of the White House secre-
tary was heightened by the fact that
only a few days ago former Secretary
of War Patrick N. Hurley shouted at
investigators who accused him of hid-
ing Hopson from the House lobby
probers these words:
"Why don't you look inthe Whitel
This was a reference on the part
of Mr. Hurley to the fact that Basil
O'Connor, former law partner of Pres-
ident Roosevelt, had been found to
be one of the Hopson attorneys, but
Mr. Hurley's directions added, to say
the least, to the embarrassment of
Sergeant-at-Arms Jurney et al.
Today the embarrassment of Mr.
McIntyre prompted him to issue the
following explanation:
"I was invited to dinner last night
by 'Chip' Robert in company with
Anon Carter. Bedfre dinner on the
public terrace we stopped by Rob-
inson's room to pick him up. He
also was a guest at our dinner table."
Late today the elusive Hopson fi-
nally appeared before the long-wait-
ing Senate Lobby Committee.
Grimly the head of the Associated
Gas and Electric System, who was
cited for contempt yesterday by the
Senate for ignoring a subpena, walked
anto the Committee room. He was
Questined immediately by Chairman

Shoeless Ethiopian Cavalrymen Gird For Combat

Gifts Reported
By Rockefeller

Senate Approves
Tax Bill, Outlaws,
Exempt Securities

Huge Grants

Of Securities
Wealth - Tax

-Associated Press Photo.
Dusky Ethiopian warriors, their bare toes curled over the stirrups, are being groomed for possible war
with Italy. Emperor Haile Selassie's cavalrymen, mounted on white ponies and smartly uniformed save for
the absence of shies, are shown passing in review at Addis Ababa.

Ferris And Women Companions
All Sentenced To Life Terms


DETROIT, Aug. 15. - ) - Wil-
liam Ferris, Florence and Loretta
Jackson and Jean Miller were sen-
tenced today to mandatory life terms
in prison. Ferris was committed to
Marquette prison, and the women to
the Detroit House of Correction, for
the slaying of Howard Carter Dick-
inson, nephew of Chief Justice
Charles Evans Hughes. The court ex-
pressed the hope no parole board
would ever consider Ferris' release.
All four prisoners were stoically
calm as they heard the sentence, pro-
nounced in a crowded court room by
Recorder,'sJudge John A. Boyne. The
judge asked the three wome'n ifthey
had anything to say before he im-
posed sentence. Loretta Jackson
spoke for them:
"I want to -hank you, Judge, in
behalf of the other women for the
attention you have given to the case."
Ferris, not to De denied his last
moment in the limelight of public
attention, kept his usual braggart air,
and said:
"Public sentiment had us convicted
before this trial began. The jury
was afraid to bring in any other ver-
dict. These girls are innocent. I my-
self am innocent. There is noth-
ing in the line of guilt, except possibly
negligent homicide."
Judge Boync interrupted him by
asking whether he knew what neg-
ligent homicide is. This seemed to
take the wind out of Ferris. He
shook his head and stopped talking.
The judge asked him if he had any-
thing else to say. He muttered "No."
In the court room, where they
could hear the sentences imposed,
were William Miller, husband of Jean
Miller, and Homer Wann, friend of
the Jackson sisters. In an adjoining
court room, where they bade the
women farewell, were nearly a score
of relatives and friends, including
Loretta Jackson's two babies.
Mrs. Violet Schweitzer, wife of the
killer, was not there, however. One
juror, Charles H. Dudley, of 12065
Elmdale Ave., was in the room at the

time of the sentence. Two other jur-
ors came in later, but the prisoners
had been taken away.
Previously, the women had been
given spiritual aid by the Rev. Father
Francis Meyer in the county jail.
The women probably will be taken
to the House of Correction Friday
morning. Ferris will go to Marquette
Sunday or Monday, according to Rob-
ert Drexelius, jail turnkey.
In pronouncing sentence on Ferris,
Judge Boyne called him a "spoiled
child, whose mental attitude indicates
that you will do only what you
choose," He pointed out that from
now on he must'ler1n 6bedience.
"I sentence you to Marquette for
the rest of your natural life, in soli-
tary confinement at hard labor. And
I don't think any parole board should
ever consider your release."
He sentenced the three women at
once, saying each had been given a
fair trial and every legal right, at
great expense to the taxpayers.
Blakeran, Worrell
To Attend Meeting
Dr. Edward W. Blakeman, coun-
selor of religious education, and Prof.
W. H. Worrell, of the oriental lan-
guage department, will attend the
Williamstown Conference of Jews
and Christians which is being con-
ducted by the Institute of Human
Relations in Wililamstown, Mass,
The conference will be a study sec-
tion of the National Conference of
Jews and Christians which operates
the year round, and at the present
time is developing groups in various
communities. The Spring Parley
held in Ann Arbor is the outgrowth
of one of the 1930 meetings.
Dr. Blakeman will read a paper
entitled "Inter-Faith Education at
Universities" at the meeting. At that
time he will make a plea for four
major faiths including Eastern faiths,
Jewish, Catholic and Protestant.

Detroit ..........
New York .........
Boston ...........
Chicago ..........
Philadelphia .....
St. Louis.......

. .68
... .57


. .642

Yesterday's Results
Detroit 6, Washington 3.
New York 3, Cleveland 1.
Boston 3, Chicago 1.
Philadelphia 5, St. Louis 3.
Games Today
Washington at Detroit.
New York at Cleveland,.
Boston at Chicago.
Philadelphia at St. Louis.

Holdings In Major
Oil Stocks Reduced
Gifts Indicate Withdrawal
Of Magnate From Head
Of Industry
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. - (P) -
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., today re-
ported making a gift of more than
$25,000,000 in oil securities less than
a fortnight after President Roosevelt's
"wealth tax" message.
The Securities Commission was
told that unnamed "individuals and
charitable organizations" received
2,100,000 shares of Socony Vacuum
Corp. common stock. This gift, made
June 28, reduced Rockefeller's hold-
ings in three major oil companies-
Socony, Standard of New Jersey and
Standard of California -to $180,000.
The Commission report gave no in-
dication whether the financier made
his gift in the expectation that Con-
gress would vote higher taxes on
wealth. Contributions of this char-
acter usually take some time to plan
and the program may have been ar-
ranged prior to the President's mes-
Value Somewhat Lowered
The market value of the stock on
June 28 was about $27,300,000. Today,
because of market declines, it is
worth about $25,000,000. The Sen-
ate tax bill would increase the tax
on such a gift, if made to a single
individual, by an amount estimated
upward of $1,250,000. The tax in
June, if going to a single individual,
would have exceeded $10,000,000, but
would be much lower if divided, while
charitable contributions are largely
Rockwfeller gave 85,000 shares, now
valued at about $1,000,000 of this
same stock to an unidentified "ed-
ucational and scientific corporation"
in March. His holdings as of June
30 were 2,852,570 shares, worth about
In addition, other Commission re-
ports show he held 2,142,422 shares
of Standard Oil of .New Jersey com-
mon, valued at nearly $100,000,000,
and 1,306,828 common shares of
Standard Oil of California, valued at
Disposed Of Stock
Last December, Rockefeller dis-
posed of 600,700 shares of Standard
Oil of New Jersey stock, but the Com-
mission report did not disclose wheth-
er this was sale, transfer or gift.
The June gift in Socony shares so
r'educed his holdings in that com-
pany that the law will not require
him to continue to report changes.
At present reports are required of
dorectors, officers and holders of
more than 10 per cent of a corpora-
tion's stock. Rockefeller had been
a 10 per cent holder, but the June
gift reduces this substantially and he
is neither officer nor director in the
Much of the money has been passed
into the hands of philanthropic or-
ganizations, including the Rockefeller
Foundation and the Rockefeller Insti-

New York ...........69
St. Louis ............64
Chicago ............68
Pittsburgh ..........61
Brooklyn ............50
Philadelphia .........49
Cincinnati ...........47
Boston ..............30

Would Table Tax Bill

Measure Directed Chiefly
At Large Corporation,
Individual Incomes
Smother Proposals
To Hit 'Little Man'
Earlier Adjournment Date
Seen; Conference With
House Next Step



-Associated Press Photo.-
Senator Vandenberg (above) oft
Michigan, considered a leading can-i
didate for the Republican presiden-
tial nomination in 1936, said hei
would seek to have tax legislation
shunted aside until next session so
that it might be considered in con-
nection with a budget bill.
Ti'gers Retain
6-Game Lead;
Bea"tNats, 6-3
DETROIT, Aug. 15. - (Special) -
The ace of Detroit Tigers hurling
corps, slender Tommy Bridges, today
registered his eighteenth victory of
the season against Washington. The
score was 6 to 3.
Although Bridges was credited
with the win, he was forced to re-
tire in the eighth when he was struck
on the leg by a line drive. In their
half of the inning the Detroiters
scored three runs to break a 3 to 3
tie and thus Tommy was enabled to
write down number 18. Chief Hog-
sett finished on the mound for De-
troit and set Washington down in
order in the final frame.
For the first four innings, Ad
Linke of the Senators had Tiger
batsmen eating out of his hand, so
to speak, but he was touched for
a run in the fifth and again for two
in the sixth before he was forced to
By virtue of their victory, the Tig-
ers remained six full games in front
of the second-place Yankees who de-
feated Cleveland today 3 to 1. The
margin of leadership is as large as
any that has been established in the.
American League during the current

Yesterday's Results
New York 5, St. Louis 4.
Chicago 11, Brooklyn 3.
Philadelphia 9, Pittsburgh
Boston 8, Cincinnati 0.
Games Today
St. Louis at NewYork.
Chicago at Brooklyn.
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia.
Cincinnati at Boston.


WASHINGTON, Aug. 15.-- (P) -
The Wealth-Tax Bill requested by
President Roosevelt was passed by
the Senate today, 57 to 22, after it
had adopted an amendment prohibit-
ing future issues of Feedral tax-ex-
empt securities.
The $250,000,000 bill imposes stiff
increases in levies on large individual
and corporation incomes and es-
Differences with the House now
must be adjusted in conference.
Passage increased early adjourn-
ment prospects. It came after two
amendments to raise surtaxes on
small as well as large individual in-
comes had been rejected overwhelm-
The bill would boost taxes on large
individual and corporation incomes,
cut taxes on small corporations and
increase levies on estates.
Boost Millionaire Tax
The Senate, by a 49 to 28 vote, ac-
cepted its Finance Committee's
amendment increasing surtaxes- on
net incomes above $1,000,000. The
vote on the abolition of tax-exempt
securities, proposed by Senator Borah
in a form differing somewhat from
the President's recommendation, was
40 to 39.
Overwhelmingly defeats twice were
given Senator Robert M. 'LaFollette's
efforts to push the tax increase down
to include the small and moderate
income group.
By 62 to 19 the Senate crushed one
amendment,which would have stat-
ed 4 per cent surtaxes at net income
over $3,000 instead of the present .$4,-
000 and increased them all along the
line up to a maximum of 75 per cent
on the taxable portion over $5,000,-
000. LaFollette estimated this scale
would have raised an additional
$175,000,000 in revenue.
Reject Amendments
Then it rejected, 56 to 22, a second
amendment starting higher surtaxes
on net incomes over $8,000, which
the Wisconsin senator said would
boost the revenues by $96,000,000,
Reaches Peak of 75 Per Cent
The Committee provision which
was accepted puts the surtax at 60
ser cent on the first $500,000 over
$1,000,000 and mounts to a peak of
75 per cent on the excess over $10,-
000,000. These increases leave pres-
cnt rates unchanged below the mil-
lion-dollar level, and are estimated
to raise only $4,000,000 added reve-
The present law taxes all net in-
come over $1,000,000 at a flat 59 per
cent. The House Bill began increased
levies on incomes over $50,000.
Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg, of
Michigan, supporting the LaFollette
anendments, said taxes were linked
closely to expenditures. He then cited
figur~es to show that NRA adminis-
trator expenses were $1,017,000 last
July, six weeks after it "was supposed
to have died, 'and only $887,046 in
July, 1934, when it was operating
at its peak.
"We should demobilize these dead
bureaus," he said.
Huey To Run
For President
eOn His Terms
NEW YORK, Aug. 15. - (U) -Sen-
I ator Huey P. Long, of Louisiana, today
announced his availability for the
Presidency of the United States, first,
however, corralling his declaration
behind a bristling stand of "ifs."
Long's declaration, confirming re-
i ports recently current in Washing-
ton, was made behind a barrage of
colorful expletives peppering his ob-

Hugo Black.
Black stressed that a previous sub-
pena given Hopson in New Jersey
for the rival House Rules Committee
was served by prearrangement be-
tween the House lobby investigators
and Hopson's attorney.
Committees' Quarrel Soothed
Earlier in the day soothing oratory
and surprising statements subdued1
a noisy quarrel between the Senate,
and House over which should have,
jurisdiction over Hopson.
To startled newspapermen Moultrie
Hitt, one of Hopson's attorneys, an-
nounced that as soon as the House
Rules Committee has done question-
ing his client on his activities against
the Public Utilities Bill, he would
appear voluntarily before the Senate
Lobby Committee.
Chairman Black's first anxiety, he'
told reporters, was to get Hopson on
the witness stand. And in a Senate
speech sticking to assertions that the
House Committee had prevented the
Senate group from receiving Hopson's
+c-Qf~mnv hp a 1aorneve._-

Grand Jury To Look Into The
Activities Of County Justices

Local Business
Heads To Plan
FHA Prooram
Meeting Held To Arrange
Better Housing Campaign
For Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor business leaders, meet-
ing at the Chamber of Commerce
have filade preliminary plans for re-
viving local business industry and
establishing an Ann Arbor Better
Housing program.
Another meeting at which a pro-
gram will be arranged is to be held
in a week or 10 days. Joseph C
Hooper, president of the Chamber of
Commerce, calling the meeting at
which Harry M. Steffey, regional rep-
resentative of the FHA discussed
housing programs which had been
sponsored by other cities in the state
"Ann Arbor has already been bene
fited by the Federal housing pro-
gram but not as much as it shoul
have," Mr. Hooper said. An ex
tensive publicity campaign in orde
to call attention to insured loan
which could be made, by banks fo
building purposes was suggested by
Mr. Hooper.
Among those present at the meet
ing were Charles R. Henderson, pres
ident of the Washtenaw Gas Co., Ear
H. Cress of Brown, Cress & Co., Inc
Clarence H. Elliott, county welfar
administrator. John R. Meadows. as

DETROIT, Aug. 15. -(P) - The
charge that County justices of the
peace were signing and issuing blank
warrants in quantity lots, the name
of the defendants being filled in lat-
er, was made Thursday by investi-
gators to County Auditor John C.
Cowan and County Corporation
Sweetman G. Smith.
As a result of this added ammuni-
tion in their war against justices'
and constables' rackets, Smith an-
nounced that he would conduct a per-
sonal investigation Friday, and if
conditions warrant, he will ask for a
grand jury investigation.
The investigators, Robert Holmes,
of the Sheriff's office, and John F.
Espar, of the Bureau of Investigation
for the Auditors, reported that they
had found evidence of warrants be-
iniaiin_ la .k by n, e Crl C

Most of the persons arrested were
charged with train riding. The ar-
rests in most instances occurred in
or near Plymouth.
It was also stated that the rail-
road involved in the cases does jiot
run through Belleville, and the offi-
cers were driving 15 miles into Ply-
mouth, outside their jurisdictions, to
make arersts, and then taking their
prisoners back to Belleville to face
a justice.
The reason for this procedure was
explained by L. R. Cookingham, Ply-
mouth City manager.
"We have an ordinance in Ply-
mouth," he stated, "which requires
the justice and the police to turn all
fees into the City treasury. As a re-
I sult there has been no inducement
to arrest hoboes on every pretext.
" IAc a, m)Vti rn jffast fhoc an r

Official Baseball Hall Of Fame
Planned At Game's Birthplace
NEW YORK, Aug. 15. - ()') -An of the baseball Writers' Association of
all-star "Big Ten," consisting of a America.
The Hall of Fame will be limited
galaxy of five major league stars temporarily to 10 players. Others
f from the Nineteenth Century playing among the game's greats will be
t ranks and as many more from mod- picked from year to year.
ern times, will form the foundation It will be determined later whether
for an official Baseball Hall of Fame the tribute to the most famous play-
in the National Baseball Museum, ers will take the form of placques,
. now located at Cooperstown, N. Y., photographs or statues.
- the game's birthplace. Selection of the first 10 all-stars
The National and American Leagues promises to develop brisk argument.
d jointly will sponsor the plan to mem- Legendary are many of the feats of
orialize the game's greatest play- the game's earlier heroes but the
r ing figures in cooperation with the record books are embellished by the
s village of Cooperstown, which already achievements of such renowned fig-
r has established a sporting shrine on 'ures as A. G. Spalding, Ace Hurler of
y the spot where Maj. Gen Abner the 1870's; Charles (Old Horse) Rad-
Doubleday introduced "base ball" in bourne, who pitched Providence to a
- 1839 National League pennant in 1884 by
- Detail
- Details were discussed and general hurling 27 consecutive games, win-
program agreed upon today at a con- ning 26 of them; Adrian C. (Pop)
ference of baseball men with Arthur Anson, captain, first baseman anc
. Cleland representing Cooperstown, at ehitting champion of the old Chicago
- ' - -". , ,eWhite Stockings Denton (Cy) Young

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