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SirPiganb essaii
Official Publication Of The Summer Session

Editorial
Intelligence In Democracy .
'.An Ounce Of Prevention' .'. .

WAMM.=

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, JULY 2, 1935

PRICE: FIVE CENTS

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-Associated Press Photo.
William Ferris, who has made a full confession that he shot
Howard Carter Dickinson, New York attorney and nephew of Chief
Justice Charles Evans Hughes, in a prearranged hold-up and murder
plot. Ferris and three women companions profited $150 by the
slaying. Ferris is pictured above with a detective.

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Enrollment
Far Beyond
'34_Figures
Total Of 4,000 Is Second
Highest In History Of
Summer Session
Almost 2,000 Are
In Graduate School
61 Per Cent Gain Made
In School Of Education
Registration
Enrollment in the Summer Session
passed the mark of 4,000 yesterday
for the first time since registration
began June 21. It was only the sec-
ond time in the 42 year history of
the short term that this figure had
been reached.
Enrollment totals at 5 p. m. yes-
terday showed that 4,029 students had
registered in all of the units of the
Summer Session. This was far over
the final 1934 figure of 3,272 which
had been passed already last week.
Yesterday's figures were still incom-
plete since the second term registra-
tion in the Summer Law School will
not begin for two weeks.
Graduate School Largest
The largest single unit of the Ses-
sion continued to be the Graduate
School where 1,995 students were list-
ed. Total enrollment in the literary
college now stands at 744. Both of
these represent sizeable increase over
last year when 1,645 and 577 were
the totals for each, respectively.
The gain of the 1935 Session over
last year is at present one of 23.1
per cent. The largest gain of any
school or college in that made by the
School of Education which shows an
increased enrollment of 61.9 per cent
over 1934.
Other Increases Shown
Other units to show increases were
the School of Forestry and Conserva-
tion, 50 per cent;' school of Music,
42.6 per cent; School of Business Ad-
ministration, 41.7 per cent; the lit-
erary college, 28.9 per cent; Graduate
School, 21.3 per cent; Medical School
14.7; College of Engineering, 11.6 per
cent; College of Architecture, 2.5 per
cent; and the Law School, 1.2 per
cent.
Of the total gain over last sum-
mer's term, one of 757 students, 415
of these were represented by men
and 342 by women.
Cooper Speaks
To Conference
Of Educators
William John Cooper, professor of
education at George Washington Uni-
versity who is on the Summer Session
instructional staff of the School of
Education, addressed a large gather-
ing yesterday in University High
School at the regular afternoon con-
ference session. Professor Cooper's
topic was "The Federal Government
and Education."
Charles A. Fisher, assistant director
of the University Extension Division
- will discuss "Adult Education in Mich-
igan" at the afternoon conference to-
day. The conference will be held in
Room 1022 University High School.

Wilson Opens
International
Law Lectures
Cites Work Of Versailles
Treaty In Organizing
Permanent Court
League Of Nations
Work Is Discussed
Says Failure Of Political
Terms Of Pact Is Due To
Revenge Idea
By THOMAS H. KLEENE -
The Treaty of Versailles has sur-
vived insofar as it relates to inter-
national law, but its political parts
have been a failure, Prof. George
Grafton Wilson of Harvard University
said last night.,
A large audience assembled in An-
gell Hall to hear Professor Wilson,
who is a member of the council of
the annual Summer Session on Teach-
ing International Law now assembled
here, open the series of five public
lectures. His subject was "The Treaty
of Versailles and International Law."
Professr Wilson attributed the
failure of the political parts of the
peace treaty to the fact that they
are based on the idea of revenge
rather than justice.
Court Heralded
In commenting on the results of
the treaty from the standpoint of in-
ternational law, the speaker heralded
the Permanent Court of International
Justice as "the greatest international
instrumentality for the preservation
of peace and justice."
"The League of Nations has been a
very decided steadying power in in-
ternational law and international re-
lations," Professor Wilson said in
speaking further of the results of the
treaty. "It has made possible such
international investigations as health
conditions."
"In these respects, the League has
surpassed all expectations of the peo-
ple who formlated the Treaty of Ver-'
sailles," he stated.
Other Results Seen
Outside the field of international
law, the treaty accomplished numer-
ous other results including the valida-
tios of large numbers of regional un-
derstandings, the establishment of a
system of mandates, the setting-up of
a considerable number of new states,
and the founding of the present in-
ternational set-up, Professor Wilson
pointed out.
The speaker traced the origination
of the Treaty of Versailles to the Ar-
mistice which, he said, was based upon
Wilson's famous 14 Peace Points. Pro-
fessor Wilson also called attention
to the fact that the League Cove-
nant is an integral part of the Peace
Treaty. ,
Keys Land After
27 Days In Air
MERIDIAN, Miss., July 1. - VP) -
The Key brothers, world endurance
fliers, landed at 6:05 p.m. tonight
(C.S.T.)
The brothers, Fred and Al, went
. aloft on June 4. They broke the
official endurance flight record Thurs-
day and today passed the unofficila
mark of Dale Jackson and Fores
O'Brien.
When they came down they ha
been in the air 27 days, 5 hours, anc
33 minutes.

Ferris

Killing Dickinson
During Hold-Up

Millionaire (Ex)
Is Now Richest
Occupant Of Jail
MAIDSTONE, England, July 1. -
(R) - Clarence Hatry, the financier
who once controlled millions from
his palatial Mayfair home, is now
the richest man in Maidstone jail.
His weekly income averages 16 cents.
Clerk in an insurance office before
the war but dealing in high finance
before he was 30 years old, Hatry
figured in spectacular *deals and a
spectacular crash before the trial
which jailed him in 1929.
And now the man who once owneda
mansions, race horses and yachts, is
pushing a wheelbarrow load of bricks'
in the prison building yard for 16
cents - and his keep.
It's only because the British prison3
commissioners recently had an inspi-
ration that Hatry is earning anything
at all. They found that convicts
worked with greater will and that a
better output was obtained if they
were paid some small sum each week
for their unwilling services.
Belknap 'Will
Give NiaC-ara
Lecture Today
Address Will Be Of Great
Interest To All Going On
Falls Excursion

Admission Comes After
'Party - Girl' Describes
Their 'Pick-Up' Racket
Slayer And 3 Girls
Agreed To 'oll Him'
Victim Shot Because He
Refused To Put Up His
Hands, Story Reveals

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Confesses

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game.

Prof. Ralph L. Belknap of the geol- d
gy department will deliver the sixth
.n the series of Summer Session lec- r
,ures when he discusses "Niagara d
Falls," at 5 p. mn. today in Natural
Science Auditorium. This marks the c
irst time in many years that Prof.
William H. Hobbs, former chairman
f the geology department who has D
always conducted the trips to Ni- b
agara Falls, has not delievered the m
address.
Professor Belknap's address will be
fully illustrated with slides of the e
area, in order that students intend-
ing to journey to the Falls on the v
ifth Summer Session excursion may a
fully understand the region.. It has r
een emphasized, however, that the w
lecture will be of interest to the gen- tl
eral public as well. s
The geological development of the
falls will be treated from the his- -
torical approach by Professor Bel-a
knap. A detailed explanation of the u
geography and geology of Niagara d
Gorge, the Whirlpool, the Canadiana
and American Falls, Goat Island, andh
Whirlpool Rapids will be included.
Reservations for the trip to then
Falls must be made at the office ofJ
the Summer Session before 5 p. m.t
Wednesday, July 10. The office ist
located in room 1213 Angell Hall. Ite
is expected that expenses for the trip
will total more than $15.
Budge DefeatS
Bunny Austin.
At Wimibledon
WIMBLEDON, England, July 1 -
(4P) - His hair gleaming like a red
firemen's helmet against Wimbledon's
green turf, Don Budge slew England's
great Bunny Austin in a brilliant two-
hour duel before 18,000 cheering fans
to provide the All-England tennis
championships with a stunning sen-
sation in the quarter-final round to-
day.
Ripping through the Briton's styl-
ish defense to win at 3-6, 10-8, 6-4,
7-5, Budge, who came to England or-
iginally slated only as a possibility for
Davis Cup doubles duty, not only sur-
'vived all his American teammates in
Wimbledon's singles play but appar-
ently all but clinched the right to
represent the United States in Davis
Cup singles.
Helen Jacobs and Mrs. Helen Wills
Moody, America's hopes in the wom-
en's division, both reached the fourth
round by virtue of victories in today's

DETROIT, July 1.--()-William
. Ferris confessed late today, Prose-
itor Duncan C. McCrea said, that
e killed Howard Carter Dickinson,
'ew York attorney, during a robbery
Which netted about $150.
Ferris' confession came quickly
fter Jean Miller, one of "three party
irls" who went on the fatal ride with
e two men, had told the prosecutor
rat Ferris killed Dickinson.
The woman told McCrea, that she,
'erris, and the other girls, Loretta
nd Florence Jackson, were "in that
usiness-picking up men we thought
ad money, getting them drunk, and
hen rolling them."
"He wouldn't put his hands up, and
let him have it," Prosecutor Mc-
'rea quoted Ferris as confessing. "We
" about $150."
Wouldn't Get Drunk
"We thought he had a lot of money,
o we agreed to get him drunk and
oll him. But he wouldn't get drunk,
o we took him out to Rouge Park and
he girls got out and I told him to
ut 'em up'; but he didn't, so I shot
im."
Dickinson's body was found beside
he roadway to the park last Thurs-
ay morning.
Ferris and the three girls were ar-
ested in Fort Wayne, Ind., Satur-
ay.
He said Dickinson, before dying,
:regd:
"You kids are making a mistake."
Ferris related that he removed
)ickinson's coat and vest, pulled the
ody from the car and then fired two
nore shots.
One Bullet Miss1d
One, he said, missed, but the other
ntered the victim's head.
The plot to rob Dickinson was de-
'ised, Ferris confessed, by hmself
Lnd the three women in his hotel-
oom. They had become acquainted
vith Dickinson last Tuesday night in
he barroom of the hotel where they
aid he offered to buy them drinks.
Next steps to be taken in the case
--whether Ferris would pled guilty
and thus be sentenced immediately
without the formality of examina-
ion and trial, could not be determined
at once Monday morning.
Ferris confessed, apparently, when
he was confronted with the statement
made earlier Monday afternoon by
Jean Miller, who told the prosecutor
that 'Ferris had shot Dickinson and
then passed his clothes back to Flor-
ence Jackson for her to search.
Omitted Nothing
Realizing, McCrea said, that the jig
was up, his carefully maintained air
of smart-alec humor broke down and
he confessed, omitting nothing,
Ferris told the prosecutor that he
did not know Dickinson before last
Tuesday evening when he, Ferris was
dining in the Venetian room at the
Book-Cadillac with the Jackson sis-
ters, whom he had known for some
time.
He insisted that Dickinson came to
their table, brushed up an acquaint-
ance and offered to buy a round of
drinks. Why-Dickinson, a man known
to his associates as a somewhat aloof
person, although fond of company,
should do this still mystifies McCrea.
Dickinson, member of one of New
York's most reputable law firms, was
in Detroit investigating claims against
the $40,000,000 estate of the late Wil-
liam H. Yawkey, Detroit millionaire.
Women's Education Club
Plans Varied Activities
Picnicking at Portage, a social mix-
er with the Men's Education club,
and an educational talk comprise the
remainder of this month's program
of the Women's Education club, as
anno'unced by Marian Demerie, chair-
man of. the weekly meeting held in
the Women's League Monday.

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Developments Of Surgery Are
Pointed Out By Coller In Talk

By THOMAS E. GROEHN
Pointing out the rapid strides sur-
gery has made since the turn of the1
century and tracing the development1
of medicine from the neolithic age to'
the present, Dr. Frederick A. Coller,
director of the department of sur-
gery, spoke yesterday on the regular
Summer Session lecture series in Na-
tural Science Auditorium.
One of the largest crowds that has
attended the series to date filled the
auditorium to capacity to hear Dr.
Coller speak on "The Development
of Surgery."
The terrific hindrance that the
church was to surgery's development
was stressed by the speaker and he
stated that it was Hypocrates and his
school which is credited with first
divorcing medicine and surgery from
religion.

Names of great contributors to the
cause of surgery during the seven-
teenth and eighteenth century, cited
by Dr. Coller, were Ambrose Pere,
William Harvey, the Englishman who
proved his theory of the circulation
of the blood, Louis Pasteur, Edward
Lister, who developed antiseptic sur-
gery, and a Dr. Morton, who experi-
merited with etherization.
One of the biggest steps in the de-
velopment of surgery took place in
1890 when the aseptic method of op-
erating was first used, according to
the speaker, and another advance-
ment that closely rivalled it was the
invention of x-ray in 1895.
Turning next to late developments
in the field, Dr. Coller discussed sev-
eral new medical treatments in which
surgery plays an important part.
"Surgical operations are coming to

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