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Melvin 'Purvisi
Resigns His Job
AS 'G-Man' Head
Mild-Mannered Southerner
Who 'Got' Dillinger Has
'New Duties,' He Says
Was National Figure
Is Credited With Having
Shot Down 'Pretty Boy'
Floyd In Ohio Search
CHICAGO, July 12.- (AP) -Melvin
Purvis, head of the Chicago office of
the Department of Justice's bureau
of investigation, and the man who
directed the successful hunt for John
Dillinger, announced today he has re-
Purvis said he was giving up his
Government job to take over new
duties. His plans ,he said, were too
indefinite to disclose at the present
His resignation, he said, had been
,accepted by his chief at Washington,
J. Edgar Hoover. He prepared to
leave his office today. He said he
would remain in Chicago.
Purvis, a mild-mannered South-
erner, was the most dangerous nem-
esis of the desperado.
Terror Of Outlaws
A youthful attorney who turned
sleuth, Purvis had directed the re-
lentless search that resulted in the
death of Pretty Boy Floyd in Ohio,
and it was his men who shot down
Dillinger in Chicago.:
Whether Purvis himself actually
fired the shot that laid Floyd low in
Ohio probably never will be known-
but he's a good marksman. He
wouldn't admit he fired the fatal
shot at Dillinger in front of a North
Side theater July 22, but men who
were there said his gun barked
Purvis hadn't been heard of much
until the Dillinger hunt intensified.
In fact, if he had his way, much
wouldn't be heard of him yet. But
his work, and the labor of the men
under him, made him a national
figure whether he wanted to be or
Dealing with the public, Purvis
is a clam personified. The ubiqui-
tous reply he has to all questions is:
"Sorry, Colonel, I have no comment
to make."

She Let Rattler Prove Vegetables Were Best

-Associated Press Photo.
As a demonstration of the fact that vegetables are a proof against
snakebite Miss Beebe de la Fontaine let a six-foot rattler bite her during
a New York health conference yesterday. Some skeptics expressed doubt
that the rattler really struck the girl. No one was allowed to view Miss
de la Fontaine's hand after the alleged bring.
Laughing Jean Borotra Ready
To Retire From Sinoiles Play

LONDON, July 12. -() - Jean
Borotra, still the biggest drawing card
in tennis at ?7, is determined to re-
tire from all singles competition after
the covered court tournaments this
The laughing Basque, whose ca-
reer was almost cut short by a grim
duel with flashing epees or cracking
pistols in Paris' famous Parc des
Princes, is now ready to admit that
championship singles play, even on
soft courts, is a bit too strenuous.
In his time Borotra has beaten
the best in the world - Johnston,
Tilden, Richards and Vines are
among America's great who have been
beaten by the Frenchman in import-
ant matches. But it was in drawing
people to tennis who didn't know the
liner points of the game by his acro-
bats and gay demenor that Jean
etched his name in tennis history.
Menzel Match A Thriller
"I may not play in singles at
Wimbledon or anywhere -else next
year," said Engineer Jean, founder
and chairman of an English gasoline
pump manufacturing company. "The
Menzel match this year took a lot
out of me.,
In one f the mnt vitin mnt ha

"But I expect to play doubles the
nest of my life," Borotra said. "I get
so much pleasure out of doubles; why
should I deny myself? Business is
already taking up too much of my
Borotra almost had to fight a duel
with Didier Poulain, French journal-
ist, airman and fencer, because the
latter insisted Borotra should have
played singles in the Davis cup
matches for France.
"Choose Your Weapons"
"I had made it clear to every one
that I was through playing singles
on hard courts, but Poulain didn't
understand," said Jean. "I had to
break this resolution only once after
I made the announcement - that
was in 1932 when Lacoste fell ill and
I took his place."
It was never decided whether the
Borotra-Poulain duel would be fought
with epees or pistols because it could-
n't be determined which was insult-
ed first. Borotra, claiming he was,
insisted on using pistols but Poulain
demanded the right to choose the
fencing weapon. When they couldn't
decide which was insulted first, the
duel was called off.

Publication in the Bulletin is con-
structive notice to all members of
the University. Copy received at the
office of the Summer Session, Room,
1213 A.H. until 3:30; 11:30 Saturday.
VOL. XVI No. 17
Students, College of Engineering:
today, will be the final day for drop-
ping a course in the Summer Session
without record. Courses may be
dropped only with the permission of
the classifier after conference with
the instructor in the course.
Summer Session Mixed Chorus:
The Chorus will sing Sunday night
at 7:15. Please report on time at the
flag pole in front of the Library.
David Mattern.
Summer Session Symphony: The
Orchestra will play a short program
Sunday night at 7:00. Please report
on time at the flag pole in front of
the library.
David Mattern.
Congregational Church: 10:30 Ser-
vice of worship with sermon by Mr.
Heaps. Subject, "Standing Any-
thing that Can Happen to One.'. An-
nis Dexter Gray, soloist.
From 6 to 7 o'clock in the evening
a reception to Congregational Sum-
mer students will be held in the par-
lor's of the church. Mr. Heaps will
give his illustrated lecture on "The
Grand Canyon." Summer students
cordially invited.
Allison Ray Heaps.
Episcopal Students: The regular
Fellowship Hour for summer school
students will be a picnic this Sunday
at the cottage of Mrs. HenryDoug-
las at Cavanaugh Lake. Cars will
leave St. Andrew's Church at six
o'clock. Each person is asked to
bring ten cents to help defray ex-
penses. Particular attention is called
to the change of the regular time to
six o'clock this Sunday.
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church
Services of worship Sunday are: 8:00
a.m., Holy Communion; 11:00 a.m.,
Children's Hour; 11:00 a.m., Morn-
ing prayer and sermon by the Rev-
erend Henry Lewis. The men and
boys choir will sing for the last time
until the middle-of Sept. at the elev-
en o'clock service Sunday morning.
First Baptist Church. Morning
Worship, 10:45 a.m., Rev. R. Edward
Sayles, Minister, will preach. Sub-
ject, "Freedom Through Truth." No
morning study hour for students, but
all are invited to come to Guild
House, 503 E. Huron Street, at 6:00
p.m. Rev. H. R. Chapman, Minister
for University students, will speak on,
"A Modern View of the Bible." Meet-
ing closes in time for the Campus
Vespers on University Campus.
Methodist Episcopal Church: Sun-
day 10:45 a.m., Morning Worship
Service. Dr. C. W. Brashares has
chosen as a sermon subject, "The Key
To Prayer."
Stalker Hall for University Stud-
ents and Friends: Sunday 6:00 p.m.,
Informal devotional hour for Uni-
versity students and their friends.
Professor Howard Y. McClusky, of
the School of Education, will speak on
"Religion and Mental Health." This
will be the fourth in a series of pro-
grams on the theme, "Rethinking
Religion." Refreshments and fel-
lowship will follow the meeting.
Excursion No. 6. Second trip to
Ford Plant Wednesday, July 17. This
is an exact repetition of Excursion
No. 4 scheduled for those students
who were unable to go on July 10.
Make reservation before 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16, at the office of the
Summer Session, Room 1213 Angell
Hall. Party leaves from in front of
Angell Hall at 12:45 p.m. Returns
to Ann Arbor 5:30 p.m. Round trip
bus rate $1.25.
Excursion No. 7: General Motors
Proving Ground, Milford, scheduled 4



The Territory II Duce Wants Fromt Ethiopia

-Associated Press Photo.
While Italian newspapers renewed a barrage against Great Britain
and the League of Nations for intervention in the Italo-Ethiopian con-
flict, neutral diplomatic sources said the territory desired by Pretnier
Mussolini in Ethiopia is indicated by the dotted area on the accompany-
ing map. A railroad and highway would be built through the section
to reach Italian Somaliland.

C ,

Of Our Senators: Harry Moore

Set Dillinger Trap "u vilU tLe ios exc ~ Ling ma Lct es A
He ha~dbeenchiefoftrhe Chicago seen on Wimbledon's lawns, the j9. Ae
bureau of the Department of Justice Frenchman lost in five sets to the big '
less than -three years, but during his Czech, Roderich Menzel, and had to s
t e n u r e h e h a s b r o u g h t i n - d e a d o r b e c a r r i e d t o t h e s h o w e r s . sal es oo t h m t
alive -- some of the most dangerous Follow
desperadoes of the decade. Boom Famil.y 1 of Eight
Purvis set the trap into which
Dilnger walked. Acting onFhis alert Spe ulation In FARGO, N. D., July 12.-()-
signal, Federal agents and East Chi-'Teaeaeo
cago police closed in on the hoodlumaverage family of eight in North
and shot him to death. The perfect Fi i Island G old Dakota can eat well on $9.59 a week,
coup ended one of the greatest man- J according to an experiment conducted
hunt inhistry.at the North.Dakota agricultural col-
hunts in history. lege here.
Congratulations poured into the of- Search Spreads Through Eight home economic students un-
ficeircto fromMversteAnaton.aHewas pread
tendered a raise in pay. But Dilling- Pacific Islands As Rich der direction of Miss Alba Bales, dean
of the school of home economics, ex-
Purvis' anti-crime campaign. Fields Are Found perimented to determine what part
He was credited with rounding up rising cost of food played in prepar-
most of the hoodlums who followed SYDNEY, July 12.-(P)--When ing minimum food requirements of a
Roger Touhy and with sending the $50 shares in a gold company family of eight, as well as in planning
Touhy, himself, and his three lieuten- floated to develop a mine in Fiji were a balanced diet.
ants to prison for the kidnaping of sold in Melbourne for $2,150 each, They found that by baking their
John Factor. Australian speculators turned their own bread, rolls,muffins and dainties
Captured Sankey attention to the whole Fiji gold indus- they had sufficient nourishing food
Purvis engineered the raid on a try, and a regular boom followed. and lacked little to make the meals
North Side barber shop which re- When the depression put Australia more enjoyable.
sulted in the capture of Vern Sankey, off the gold standard, every one of the A typical day's menu was:
temporary Public Enemy No. 1,old goldfields were raked over and Breakfast - tomato juice, farina,
charged with the abduction of many new diggings were opened. Brit- toast, peanut butter, cocoa.
Charles Boettcher, II, of Denver, Coo ish and American capital developed an Dinner - griddle cakes, brown su-
CharlesBilledhiserIIfDatherChan.enormously rich field in New Guinea, gar syrup, tomato sauce, cookies, tea.
Sankey killed himself rather than and the search for gold was extended Supper - canned beef, sauerkraut,
A few hours later his men rounded rapidly over the Pacific. mashed potatoes, Norwegian prune
A Gordon Aournrunism ateroundUnrecognized Wealth pudding, coffee.
up Gordon Alcorn, running mate of It was announced three years ago
Sankey, and saw him put behnd the that there was gold in Fiji, but Aus- Announce
bars. . tralian mining men who went there Marriage
Only 31, slender, blond and serious, came away disappointed. They did O-a
what few words Purvis offers are not recognize good gold when they une
spoken a soft, Southern drawl. He saw it, because the Fijian lodes are of
s a ofnativelawSoutheCarolina.Athe telluride variety, which is known Another in the series of marriages
graduate of law in 1925, he entered in America but unknown in Australia. of June graduates became known yes-,
After holding posts in the Caro- the lodes expertly examined. Aston- of Miss Lillian Dannahower and Del-
linas and Texas, Purvis was placed ishing richness of value was discov- bert P. Hesler, both of Kansas City,
in charge of the bureau at Birming- ered and those who had "carried on" Mo. The ceremony was performed
ham, Ala. are reaping fortunes. Friday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Transferred to Chicago, he plunged Rush In Full Swing William Hesler, brother and sister-
into the investigation of the collapse One young Englishman, who had in-law of the bridegroom.
of Samuel Insull's power empire, for been working in the kitchen of a Hesler received his degree in engi-
which Insull was tried on a mail hotel in Sauve, Fiji's chief town, neering in June. While on the cam-
fraud charge with 16 others. passed through Sydney the other day pus he was prominent in extra-cur-
Always Thorough on his way home with $150,000, made ricular activities and was chairman of
He was given command of the staff in a few weeks. the military ball, which he led with
here Nov. 23, 1932. His outstanding People are rushing to Fiji from all Mrs. Hesler. He was also cadet-col-
attribute is his thoroughness. With directions and one engineer has ex- onel of the local Reserve Officers
Dillinger's demise, Purvis launched pressed the opinion that within a few Training Corps regiment.
a drive to apprehend those persons weeks there will be some thousands
who helped the Hoosier to evade the of men engaged on the goldfield, A gold nugget worth $3,000 was once
law, which comprises the northern quarter found in the Toxaway river near
Seven persons were~taken, accused of the large island of Viti Levu. Highlands, N. C.
of harboring the outlaw in and near


TRENTON, N. J., July 12. - (AP) -
Twice governor of New Jersey, A.
Harry Moore once rebelled at the sug-
gestion that he run for the senate.
Yet he was elected by the largest
plurality ever given a candidate for a
state-wide office.
He was ready, after 25 years of
public life, to return to his law prac-
tice in Jersey City at the expiration
of his term. But New Jersey demo-
crats foresaw a victory with Moore
and persuaded him to run.
The smiling, round-faced Moore,
who is 55, won his popularty by re-
peated state tours, missing few op-
portunities to speak.
for Saturday, July 20. Reservation
must be made in the office of the
Summer Session, Room 1213 Angell
Hall not later than Tuesday noon,
July 16. No charge.
Motion Piotures: Dr. Francis S.
Onderdonk will present the talking
film, "The Next War," and the silent
films, "The League of Nations," "Zep-
pelin Raid on London," and "New
York's Peace Parade" Monday, July
15th, 8 p.m. in R. 316, Michigan
Union. The League of Nations As..
sociation invites all who are interest-
ed to attend. The Italian Ethiopian
conflet will be discussed after the
films have been shown.
M. Andre Siegfried, Professor at
the Ecole Libre des Sciences Politi-
ques, and the College de France,
Paris, author of America Comes of
Age, and many other works, will
lecture Wednesday, July 17, at 5:00
p. m., in the Natural Science Audi-
torium, upon the subject. "French
Political Life and Parties."
The public is invited.
Saturday - Coming Events: Sun-
day evening service at Unitarian
Church, 8:15 p.m., Address by miris-
ter, "Modern Men's Religion." Solo
by Carl Nelson. Preceding the ser-
vice at 6:45 a light supper will be
Sunday - Events Today.: 6:45-
Light supper for summer students at
Unitarian Church, State and Huron
8:15 - Candlelight service - top-
ic, "Modern Man's Religion," by Rev.
H. P. Marley. Poetry, music and de-

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Chicago. All either pleaded guilty or
were convicted..
He interrupted this drive to enter
the kidnap case of Mrs. Alice Stoll,
Louisville society matron. His men
halted an automobile after trailing
the alleged abductor's wife and found
Mrs. Stoll.
Until the trail for Floyd got hot,
Purvis shoved men through the Mid-
west for Thomas H. Robinson. Jr.,


327 South Fourth Avenue
W. P. LEMON, D.D., Minister NORMAN W. KUNKEL, Associate
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