Official Publication Of The Summer Session
VOL. XV No. 26 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1934
PRICE FIVE CENTS
He Got His Man
Temperature Reaches 105.2
Record Is Made
Prof. Howard Mumford Jones of
the English department will speak to-
day on "Literary Scholarship," at 5
p.m. in Natural Science Auditorium.
The lecture is one of the regular sum-
Professor Jones will discuss the po-
sition of the literary scholar, as well
as the place and importance of lit-
erary scholarship. He is well known
throughout the country as an author,
critic, and scholar.
He has been associated with the
University since 1929. Prior to his
coming here, he was associate pro-
fessor of comparative literature at
the University of Texas from 1919 to
1925, and subsequently associate pro-
fessor of English and Professor of
English literature at the University of
He is the author of a considerable
number of books, varied in subject
so as to include poetry, drama, and
translation as well as various critical
works. He was recently honored as
the recipient of the Jules Jusserand
Award for his book, "America and
French Culture (1750-1848)," which
was termed "a work of distinction on
a phase involving the history of- the
intellectual relations between the
United States and a foreign country,"
by the American Historical Associa-
Professor Jones is a member of the
Modern Language Association; Phi
Beta Kappa, national honorary scho-
lastic fraternity; Sigma Delta Chi,
honorary professional journalistic
fraternity and Delta Sigma Rho.
Rookie Hurler Is Credited
With Victory In First
Major League Start
DETROIT, July 24.- (4P) - Clar-
ence (Red) Phillips, the Detroit Ti-
gers' recent pitching acquisition was
credited tonight with a win in his
first major league game. The Tigers
defeated Boston, 6 to 3, and Phillips
was present as a relief pitcher just
long enough to be credited with the
. The Beaumont recruit entered the
game in the fifth to relieve the falter-
ing Carl Fischer, who had allowed
eight hits and three runs, and he held
the Sox batsmen to four scattered
hits and no runs.
Fischer got into difficulty in the
fifth after holding the Sox, scoreless
and muffling the Boston bats to two
hits, but suddenly collapsed, and with
none out Boston put across three runs
on three singles and a triple. The
Tiger infield then swung into action
and erased two men, but the Sox
siege guns again swung into action,
and Fischer was taken out when Eddie
Morgan singled and Roy Johnson sent
him to third with a double.
Fischer had collapsed so suddenly
and so completely that Phillips was
unable to warm up, but Manager
Cochrane sent him in to face a tough
spot for one starting his major league
The lean rookie got himself out of
trouble, however, when Carl Reynolds
swung on Phillips' first pitch and flied
out to Fox, ending the inning. Phil-
lips kept four Boston hits scattered
after that and found himself in little
trouble, although a sparkling play by
Goose Goslin in the sixth and a
double play, Rogell to Gehringer to
Greenberg in the seventh, helped.
Detroit's sluggers collected a total
of nine hits off four Boston pitchers,
Rube Walberg, Herb Pennock, Lefty
Grove and Johnny Welch. Walberg
started the game and allowed five hits
for four runs in four innings, being
charged with the defeat.
The Tigers scored two runs in the
second on a home run by Marvin
Owen with Hank Greenberg on base,
and three more in the third on a
tripletby Billy Rogell with two men on
and a single by Greenberg which
Detroit increased its lead in the
American League to two full games;
by virtue of the win, New York losing1
at St. Louis, 4 to 2.a
Town Pictures Michigan
Life Of 80 Years Ago;
Has Edison Laboratory
The bus carrying University ex-
cursionists to Henry Ford's Green-
field Village today has been com-
pletely sold out, it was announced
yesterday by Prof. Carl J. Coe, direc-
tor of Summer Session excursions for
The tour is the eighth of the series
this summer, and will be repeated
next Wednesday for those who had no
opportunity to go today.
The Greenfield Village is a typical
central Michigan town of 80 years
ago, erected by Ford near his airport
on the outskirts of Dearborn. There
are found, grouped around the vil-
lage square, such buildings as the
town hall, the tavern, the blacksmith
shop, and many other buildings found
in the towns our grandfathers were
Here has been collected a museum
of historical Americana, including
such objects as Edison's entire Menlo
Park Laboratory, some of his first
light bulbs, and some of Luther Bur-
Charges for the trip are $1.10 for
the round trip bus fare, and 25 cents
admission to the Village. The bus
leaves Angell Hall at 1:00 p.m., re-
turning to Ann Arbor between 5and
5:30. The trip made next Wednes-
day will be exactly similar in de-
tail and arrangements.
Is Carried Out
With One Deathl
-Associatea ress Photo
It was Melvin H. Purvis, head of
the Federal Bureau of Investigation
in Chicago, who gave the signal for
Government agents to surround John
Dillinger as he left a neighborhood
On Dante And
Says Great Italian Was An
Active Participant In An
Age Of Unrest
For the general historian, as well
as for the historian of literature and
New York ...........54
Cleveland... . ......49
Detroit 6, Boston 3.
Chicago 4, Washington 1.
Cleveland 10, Philadelphia 6.
St. Louis$4, New York 2.
Boston at Detroit.
New York at St. Louis.
Philadelphia at Cleveland.
Washington at Chicago.
22 - Year - Old Socialist
Hanged As 'Terrorist'
VIENNA, July 24. - ()4- A 22-
year-old Socialist, who said that "my
ideals are more important than my
life," was hanged in the Vienna dis-
trict prison courtyard tonight as the
Dollfuss government carried out for,
the first time in months its threat of
death for terrorists.
Just before the youth, Joseph Gerl,
went to the gallows, a companion,
Rudolph Anzboeck, who was threat-
ened along with him in connection
with a bombing and the shooting of
a policeman, received clemency from
President Miklas who reduced hisj
punishment to life imprisonment.-!
While preparations for the hanging
were underway, police arrested 300
Nazis and Socialists, bringing the to-
tal under arrest in a general roundup
The other 1,200 had been taken
into custody earlier by political po-
It was just two days ago that the
two Socialists bombed a railway on
the banks of the Danube river. They
tried to escape into Czechoslovakia,
and a policeman who intercepted
them was shot and seriously wound-
New York .............58
St. Louis... ... . .53
Boston ...... .......44
religion, the year 1300 is a date of
more than passing significance for
among many other things it is the
constant reminder to a student of the
Divine Comedy of that date of the
glorious vision, the allegory of which
is the story of that famous epic of
Thus Prof. Camillo Merlino, assis-
tant professor of Italian in charge of
Italian studies, introduced his subject
"Dante's Message to the Modern
World," to a large audience in Natural
Science Auditorium yesterday in one
of the regular Summer Session lec-
In'the midst of a life of political
unrest, of moral misery, of ecclesias-
tical corruption and dereliction to
duty, Dante was more than a passive
observer; he was an active partici-
pant, according to Professor Merlino.
Conscious of the many evils in the
society of his day, Dante was even
more so of his own waywardness from
the path to righteousness, stated Pro-
fessor Merlino. He realized that his
only salvation was a return to God, so
he set himself, "aided by heaven and
earth," to the stupendous task of writ-
ing the drama, not only of his own
moral and spiritual life, but indeed
of all humanity.
"Born of Dante's own experience
and struggles, secular and moral, and
spiritual, and reflecting the condi-
tions, ideals, and aspirations of his
age, the Divine Comedy is at once in-
tensely subjective, autobiographical,
yes confessional, and also most ear-
nestly objective," stated Professor
The Divine Comedy, continued Pro-
fessor Merlino, is the story told in
immortal poetic form, of sin, regen-
eration, and salvation.
"To those familiar with the spirit
as well as the content of Dante's
moral and religious philosophy it will
not seem unwarranted, I am con-
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Apply Early For Tour
The office of the Summer Ses-
sion urges all students and towns-
people who plan on making ex-
cursion No. 9 of the 1934 series
to Niagara Falls with Professor-
emeritus William H. Hobbs this
week-end to make their reserva-
tions early at that office.
Late reservations will complicate
the work of making arrangements
for the tour, especially since this is
the busy season at the Falls. Spe-
cial attention is called to the air-
plane flight over the Niagara
If a total of 14 reservations are
made for the flight, it will cost
only $2.00 per person, Professor
Hobbs making the flight with each
group of seven excursionists. Com-
Estimate That 700 Lives
Have Been Lost During
Seige Of Nation
No Deaths Reported
From Pacific Coast
1 Cattle And Grain Suffer
Severely; Chicago Has
New Heat Record
(By Associated Press)
Continued sizzling heat has caused
an estimated toll of 700 lives through*
out the nation during the current
seige. At 2 p.m. (C.S.T.) Tuesday, 666
fatalities had been reported at the
rate of 15 an hour.
Virtually no deaths had been re-
ported from the Pacific Coast or the
Rocky Mountain states but in other
parts of the nation additional deaths
The temperature in Chicago jumped
30 degrees within five hours to estab-
lish a new all-time high record in the
history of the city with 103.2 degrees
at noon. An hour later it had climbed
to 104 and A. C. Donnell', United
States Weather Bureau forecaster,
predicted the mercury would hit 106
in the absence of the usual lake breeze.
The previous all-time high was 103,
established July 21, 1901.
Cattle and grain suffered severely.
Thousands of head of cattle faced
starvation and death from thirst in
the great central plains. Stockmen
sought to market unusually large ship-
ments to save them from ruin, but the
livestock centers were glutted with
supplies and urged that additional
shipments be withheld. The Chicago
yards had 75,000 head and was ham-
pered with a-st ',ke.-.
Crops, grains, fruits, and garden
truck were seared and brown in the
The Weather Bureau predicted a
high pressure area sweeping down
from Alaska would bring cooler wea-
ther, but said that it would not reach
the Great Lakes area until late Wed-
LITTLE AMERICA, Antarctica,
July 24. -- OP) - (Via Mackay Radio)
- The tractor party of Dr. Thomas
C. Poulter, blocked by adverse weather
and dangerous footing as it tried to
force its way to the advance base of
Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, re-
ported by radio today that it would
try to resume its journey back to this
Dr. Poulter and his crew of five
were 28 miles south of Little America.
There they had stopped the tractor
for a period of rest. The machine was
partly covered by a drift as they pre-
pared to come ont today.
The party reported that several
hours would be required to heat up
the motor and the tractor's transmis-
sion, stiffened by a temperature of
70 degrees below zero.
After battling near-blizzard condi-
tions since Friday, the tractor party
turned back Monday.
Also To Direct
Wedding Bells' Is
At 4:15 P.M.
'Good Laugh Getter'
By ALTON BRIMMER
(Repertory Players Production Staff)
Gales of laughter will reverberate
throughout the Lydia Mendellsohn
Theatre this week, for it is impossi-
ble to view the delightfully uproar-
ious comedy "Wedding Bells," which
the Michigan Repertory Players are
presenting as their sixth play, with-
out entering into the light gay mood
which the play imparts. The key-
note of "Wedding Bells" is sheer fun,
and if the audiences enjoy seeing the
play only half as much as the cast
is enjoying the presentation, the best
kind of a time is insured.
As is usual, Mr. Windt has shown'
remarkable insight in casting. As the
young and wealthy young man, Regi-
nald Carter, who finds himself in a
dilemma regarding his approaching
wedding, Goddard Light, whom you
will recall was so well received for
his part in "Both Your Houses," is
sure to succeed because of his great
The cause of all of Reggie's trou-
bles is a little minx named Rosalie,
played by Mary Pray, who was at one
time (for three days) Reggie's duti-
ful wife. As a schemer Rosalie ranks
among the great, and it is through
her actions that the play has a plot.
Marcia Hunter, who is Reggie's fi-
ancee, is described to Rosalie as .a
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The third concert of the summer
series will be presented tonight at
7:15 on the steps in front of the Gen-
eral Library by the University Sum-
The highlight of the program will
be the welcoming of Capt. Wilfred
Wilson, former director of the Var-
sity Band, who will bring the pro-
gram to a close directing the "Vic-
tors" and the "Yellow and Blue."
The duties of conductor, aside from
the two numbers which will be led
by Captain Wilson, are to be divided
up among various students and grad-
uates of the School of Music.
Seven numbers will compose the
full concert program. Alvin N. Ben-
ner will conduct the Band in the
opening number, John Philip Sousa's
faped "Stars and Stripes Forever,"
and the overture, "Mill on the Cliff,"
by C. G. Reissiger.
Kenneth L. Bovee will then take
the baton to lead the playing of se-
lections from the opera, "Martha,"
following which the Band will present
Gounod's "La Reine De Saba." Rob-
ert Grant will conduct this number.
The Band will then be heard in.
Greig's "Suite for Military Band
from Sigurd Jorsalfar." William
Watkins will direct.
Old High Figure Of
103.8 Set In, 1918
Humidity Attains Record
Low For Month Of July
With Only_30 Per Cent
A new all-time heat record for
Ann Arbor was set yesterday when
the University Weather Bureau re-
corded a maximum temperature of
105.2 degrees at 4:15 p.m. This Is
highest that the thermometer in the
Observatory, where the Weather Bur-
eau is located, has risen in the 25
years of the Bureau's existence.
The heat rose steadily from noon
on, dropping at about 4:45 p.m., and
rising once more at 5:15, when it was
still intensely hot at 103.2 degrees.
The old record of 103.8, established
in August, 1918, had been smashed
before 2:30 p.m. The second all-time
high, until yesterday, had been re-
corded June 28 of this year, when a
maximum temperature of 103.1 de-
grees was reached.
Yesterday's humidity also set a new
record when it attained a low for
July with only 30 per cent at 7 p.m.
At 7 a.m. it read 65 per cent, and
sank rapidly during the day.
Wind velocity rose to about nine
miles an hour shortly after noon to
discount partially for the rise in tem-
perature. The total wind movement
for the day was 144 miles, as com-
pared with 83.9 miles for July 21, the
third hottest day of the summer,
when the average velocity was slight-
ly over 3.4 miles an hour.
Temperature readings for the af-
New York 5, St. Louis 0.
Chicago 6, Brooklyn 3.
Philadelphia 9, Pittsburgh 0.
Boston 4, Cincinnati 3.
St. Louis at New York.
jBChicago at Brooklyn.
Cincinnati at Boston.
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia.
A large audience last night heard
members of the School of Music fac-
ulty present the fourth concert of the
summer series in Hill Auditorium.
-Featured soloists were Joseph
Brinkman, pianist, Ruth Pfohl, harp-
ist, and Arthur Hackett, tenor.
Professor Brinkman opened the
program with six numbers, all the
work of twentieth century composers.
Among these was included his own
"Whimsical Dance." Other compos-
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Research Assistant Claims
'Normal' Child Is Slighted
Halted By Rain-
Wood Leads Crawford By
Two Sets When Game Is
WIMBLEDON, England, July 24. -
OIP) - With Sidney B. Wood, Jr., lead-
ing Jack Crawford, Australian ace,
two sets to none and 15-love in the
first game of the third set, the inter-
zone final series of Davis Cup play
between the United States and Aus-
tralia today was postponed until to-v
morrow because of rain.
Wood today found the strokes that
were sadly lacking Saturday and won
the first two sets from Jack Craw-
ford, ace of the Australian team, in
the fourth and crucial match of the
United States-Australian interzone
series of international tennis competi-
tion. The scores were 6-3, 9-7.
The match was interrupted by rain
in both the first and second sets and
rain set in again after only one point
had been played in the third set, halt-
ing play at least temporarily. Earlier
in the day a virtual cloudburst had
broken over Wimbledon, delaying the
start of the contests over an hour.
With victory against Crawford
necessary to give Frank X. Shields a
fighting chance against young Vivian
McGrath in the final singles encoun-
ter, Wood played up to the brilliant
game he is capable of to hold the whip
hand over the big Australian most of
the way. His play was in sharp con-
trast to his careless exhibition against
McGrath in the opening singles Sat-
urday where he and Shields both lost
to giye Australia what was thought
to be an unsurmountable margin.
Second Of Series On Falls
Tells Of Niagara Gorge Trip
The problems of the so-called "nor-
mal" child in high school have been
neglected in preference to those of
the "abnormal" type, according to
Miss Gertrude Muxen,, research as-
sistant in personnel problems, who
spoke yesterday afternoon in the 4
o'clock lecture series of the School
Prof. William Clark Trow of
the School of Education will speak
at 4:10 p.m. today in Room 1022,
University High School, on the
topic, "What the Pupil Expects of
This is one of the four o'clock
lecture series sponsored by the
School of Education, and anyone
in --- f rl is r rl. l's i"Ili a
She pointed out that "there is a
definite difference between these two
groups. The first class includes those
likely to have some overt behavior
patterns which are annoying and
unsatisfactory to those around them,
and who are likely to be repeaters in
their difficulties and troubles."
It was Miss Muxen's opinion that
this class should not form a problem
for the regular classroom teachers or
school counselors, but should be taken
care of by the school doctor, nurse,
and social case worker.
Miss Muxen, in her capacity as
personnel problems research assis-
tant, said that she was primarily in-
terested in that majority of normal
students who "have problems which
By CLINTON B. CONGER1
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second
of a series of four articles on the Nia-
gara Fails excursion, to be made this
week-end under the direction of Pro-
fessor-emeritus William H. Hobbs. The
fourth nad last will be printed Friday
morning before the excursion leaves.
It issuggested that those making the
trip clip these articles to use as a guide
during the trip).
After a tour of Goat Island, the
party will return by bus to the Amer-
ican mainland, and cross by the Peace
Bridge, otherwise known as the Falls
View Bridge, to the Canadian Side.
This bridge, a steel arch erected in#
1889 to replace a 30-year old suspen-
sion which was blown down by a gale,
is 1240 feet long, and 192 feet above
the 3,010-foot span of the Horseshoe
Most of the volume passes over the
center, where it is almost 10 feet.
deep as it foams over the crest. It
falls 150 feet to the surface of the
pool, and its impetus carries the fall-
ing column of water 150 feet more to
the bottom of the pool, where it is
washed back against the face of the
cliff, far below the surface, washing
away the soft 'red Queenston shale
while lies at this point.
Thus the harder upper layers are
undermined, and collapse, cutting the
Falls back three feet a year (formerly
4 feet). As the "arch" of the Horse-
shoe is widened,- the water is drawn
from thae side.leaving bar esnots