THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14,
Fire Starts In Grosse Ile
Hangar; Fire Apparatus
Overturned In Run
DETROIT, Aug. 13. -(A) - Six
United States Navy planes and one
private plane were destroyed by fire
late Monday afternoon when flames
broke out in the main hangar at the
Grosse Ile Naval Station. Those de-
stroyed, according to Navy men, were
training planes, with the exception of
one larger ship used for towing ma-
chine gun targets.
The fire started in this latter plane,
.apparently from some motor defect,
they said. The hangar itself is of
fireproof construction and apparently
suffered only very minor damage.
Sailors were not certain,, however,
what might have happened in the
locker sections where their personal
possessions were stored.
While running to the blaze, the
Trenton fire engine overturned and
while none of its crew was hurt, the
engine was disabled. Wyandotte ap-
paratus was then summoned but asr-
rived too late to save the planes.
All active service type planes based
at rosse 11e were absent from the
station,sto participate in- war games
over Lake Michigan. The entire of-
ficer personnel of the Navy and Ma-
rine Corps squadrons stationed at
Grosse Ile had gone with the fighting
ships and only enlisted men were at
Petty officers in temporary charge
were endeavoring to reach Lieut.
Charles Williams, commander of the
Navy squadron, and Capt. C. V. Bur-
'nett, of the Marine Corps squadron.
The station's gasoline truck was
run out of the hangar after the fire
was discovered. Chemical apparatus
kept at the flying field was insuf-
ficient to cope with the flames, the
Is Reached By
LITTLE AMERICA, Antarctica,
Aug. 13.- (AF) - Rear Admiral Rich-
ard E. Byrd's lonely five-month vigil
on the frozen rim of the world is over.
A weary tractor party of three suc-
ceeded in reaching his solitary weath-
er observation post, 123 miles to the
south, after a three-day battle against
elements of the Antarctic.
They found Byrd, commander of
the second Antarctic expedition,
weak, but cheerful. The terse news
that the little band of three, balked
twice before, had pushed through,
was an immense relief to headquar-
ters here. Deep concern had been felt
over Byrd's situation.
Admiral Byrd is quite weak, but he
will be all right in a moment," re-
ported Dr. Thomas C. Poulter, leader
of the tractor party, by radio. "Ad-
miral Byrd was even calmer than we
were when we met in this place."
Clyde Beatty Rescues
4 From Niagara River
FORT ERIE, Ont., Aug. 13.-() -'
The :rope-tossing ability of Clyde
Beatty, noted circus animal trainer
saved the lives of four men adrift in
a small boat in the swirling waters
of Niagara River yesterday. The men
were being swept toward a jutting
reef under the Peace Bridge.
The boat was dragged into calm'
water and Beatty, learning thatuthe
men were from New York and Buf-
falo, disappeared before many of the
people nearby were aware of the near
JURY SINGS HYMNS
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 8.-
While attorneys were endeavoring to
reach a settlement among themselves,
a superior court jury passed the time
singing hymns in anteroom..
Herbert Hoover Celebrates 60th Birthday
Authorities Clamp Down
On Dissenting Clergy As
Mueller Takes Power
BERLIN, Aug. 13. - (A:) - A "finish
fight" between Adolf Hitler's Nazi
government and rebellious Protestant
pastors over the state's church pro-
gram appeared imminent today.
Authorities lost no time in clamp-
ing down on clergymen who defied
laws rushed through the national
synod last Thursday giving dictatorial
powers to Reichsbishop Ludwig Muel-
ler, ardent follower of Hitler.
Reliable reports said a number of
ministers were arrested over the week-
end for expressing open opposition
from their pulpits to Mueller and de-
nouncing the Nazi program. Church
circles appeared dismayed.
Mueller Has Program
The Mueller program included an
oath of fealty to Hitler, to which some
pastors objected, claiming it placed
the chancellor ahead of God and the
A manifesto drawn by dissident
pastors at Hamburg Friday is inter-
preted by some as an open "declara-
tion of war" against Mueller. It de-
clared proceedings of the "so-called
national synod" invalid and called
upon congregations not to obey them.
"Whoever obeys them commits a
breach of the church constitution and
church law," it said. "We refuse to
obey the call upon congregations and
churches to make themselves guilty
of the same breaches of the law."
The church controversy flares with
the plebiscite in which the nation will
vote on approval of Hitler's assump-
tion of the powers of president to be
held next Sunday.
Nazis are active in a campaign to
get an ovegvhelming pro-Hitler vote.
Newspapers, billboards, motion pic-
tures, the radio and government of-
ficials have been enlisted in the drive.
COATS OFF, CHURCH GAINS
DALLAS, Tex., Aug. 11-(A. P.-
The Rev. J. I. Patterson, pastor of
the First Methodist church of
Stephenville, Tex., noted a 35 per
cent increase in attendance during
the" heat wave when he asked men
not to wear coats.
Leads Tigers In Crucia I Series With Yankees
Is Blamed In
Two Killed In Tragedy At
Chicago; Men's Fiancees
Work With Rescuers
CHICAGO, Aug. 13. - (I)-A sharp
ground current of air was blamed to-
day for the crash of a cabin plane
in which two men perished while
their fiances worked with rescuers to
save them from the blazing wreck-
As the ship nosed over and plunged
from 200 feet Sunday, with its two
victims, Raymond Casson, 28, Corn-
ing, Ark., pilot, and Louis Wastl, 22,
Chicago bookkeeper, the two girls,
Miss Marie Wastl, 21, sister of Louis
and Casson's fiancee, and Miss Caro-
lyn Seen, 22, Wastl's fiancee, grabbed
fire estinguishers and ran to aid.
But the craft was a roaring mass
of steel and wood when they arrived,
and both men were burned beyond
The ship was owned by Casson,
who obtained his pilot license seven
Miss Wastl was awaiting her turn
to fly when the crash occurred. She
said the ship made a fiat instead of
bank turn and nosed over.
Duane Howard, manager of the
airport, said there was a strong air
current at about the time they were
coming down and that he believed
this suddenly caught the ship aid
whipped it over.
Casson, who took passengers up for
hire at the field, had been living re-
cently in Chicago.
DAMES MEET AT LEAGUE
The Michigan Dames, held their
final meeting of the Summer Session
yesterday at 8 p.m. in the League.
The evening was spent in playing
auction and contract ,bridge and var-
ious other games. Refreshments were
served during the evening. Among
those present were the wves of all
students and. internes in the Uni-
SHANGHAI AS FACTOT CENTER
SHANGHAI, Aug. 13.-(*)-A sur-
vey of this port showsthere are 3,118
Chinese factories in the city. Machine
works head the list with- 720, closely
followed by textile works,'of which
there are 690.
GORDON "MICKEY" COCHRANE, DETROIT MANAGER
-Associated Press Photo
Former President Herbert Hoover is shown in the yard of his home
at Palo Alto, Calif., as he read telegrams of congratulation on his sixtieth
birthday anniversary. He declared he "never felt better."
Report Shows Brighter Financial
Prospects For All Major Cities
CHICAGO, Aug. 13- (AP) -The sun.
is breaking through the financial
clouds of the nation's cities.
Budgets are being balanced; tax
collections are increasing; back sal-
aries are being paid; some salary cuts
have been restored; municipal bonds
are being issued at lower interest
rates, some selling at premiums.
In general, a brighter outlook in
municipal finances is evident in re-
ports from many cities of the coun-
Chicago, because of its improved
financial condition, is paying the back
salaries of its school teachers.
Philadelphia is in "better condi-
tion than at any time since the de-
pression started," City Controller S.
Davis Wilson reports. He, predicted
there would be no deficit this year,
against deficits the last two years.
New York City's credit has im-
proved so much the city was able to
sell $3,000,000 in 60-day revenue
bonds at an all-time record low rate
of interest of three-fourths of one
per cent. New York's long term bonds
are at par again for the first time
Boston's interest on temporary bor-
rowing is the lowest in 25 years. De-
linquent taxes jumped from $306,000
in 1931 to $11,344,000 last year.
Kansas City has no unpaid bills
and all municipal employes have been
paid. City Manager H. F. McElroy
reports the city has shown a surplus
each year of the depression.
Detroit's operating deficit in July
was $8,740,000 against $11,300,000 in
July of last year and the city hopes
to reduce it another $4,000,000 by the
end of the fiscal year.
San Francisco's controller reports
the city is in the best financial con-
dition in ten years. Louisville says its
tax collections are better and that it
has more cash on hand than three
years ago. Cincinnati has restored
pay cuts. Milwaukee has a cash bal-
ance of $3,840,000 compared with $1,-
320,000 last year. Oklahoma City's
outstanding indebtedness is now the
lowest in 12 years. San Antonio is
operating on a cash basis, with its
finances the best in years. Houston
last year owed banks $1,379,000 on
tax anticipation warrants. It owes
them nothing on anticipation war-
rants this year. Akron, although its
debt has been increasing steadily
has paid its employes in full, half in
scrip. Denver recently issued $500,-
000 in relief bonds at a premium. I
Many cities reported they were
floating bond issues at lower rates
of interest. The majority said their
financial condition was the best in
WARSAW HONORS MME. CURIE
WARSAW, Aug. 13. - (A) - The
city council has decided to name in
honor of Mme. Marie Curie one of
the streets in this, her native city.
The co-discoverer of radium never
forgot her nationality and in 1898
named one of her discoveries "polon"
in honor of her country.
To Be CoachedI
By Noble Kizer
Purdue Mentor Beats Out
Dick Hanley In Chicago
Noble Kizer, head football coach at
Purdue, will drill the 33 all-star col-
lege players who will meet the Chi-
cago Bears, Aug. 31 at Soldiers Field..
Kizer received 261,845 votes out of
617,000, cast in the nation-wide poll.
He will be assisted by two other Big
Ten coaches, Dick Hanley of North-
western, who finished second in the
poll with 249,046 votes, and Bob
Zuppke, Illinois, who was third with
Harry Kipke, head coach here,"
polled 240,728 votes to finish sixth in
the balloting. Jimmy Crowley of
Fordham, and Slip Madigan of St.
Mary's, in addition to the three
coaches selected, headed him.
Three Michigan players, Chuck
Bernard, Herman Everhardus, and
Whitey Wistert, were selected in a
previous pollto face the professional
champions. Wistert has since re-
fused the invitation because of a base-
ball contract with the Cincinnati
Reds which prohibits his playing un-
til the end of the diamond season, but
Everhardus and Bernard are expected
to begin training soon.
The polls to select players and,
coaches were conducted by the Chi-
cago Tribune, sponsors of the game.:
NO WORK, NO MONEY
PORTLAND, Me., Aug. 11- (A') --
City Manager James E. Barlow re-
cently announced that able-bodied
welfare applicants who refused to
work at $2 a day on public projects:
would be refused city assistance. Ten
days afterwards city officials report-
ed a decrease of approximately one-
third in relief expenditures.
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There are 6 types
of home-grown tobaccos that
are best for cigarettes
U. S. Types 11, 12, 13, 14.
U. S. Type 31.
SOUTHERN MARYLAND TOBACCO
U. S. Type 32.
U. S. Type 11 is produced
in the Piedmont Belt of
Virginia and part of North
U. S. Type 12 is produced
in eastern North Carolina.
U. S. Type 13 grows in
U. S. Type 14 is produced
mostly in southern Georgia-
a few million pounds in north-
ern Florida and Alabama.
U. S. Type 31 includes
what is called White Burley
tobacco. It was first produced
by George Webb in 1864. It
is light in color and body,
and is milder than the Burley
used for pipes.
U. S. Type 32, Maryland
tobacco, is noted for its
"burn". In this respect
Maryland excels most other
These are the kinds of
home-grown tobaccos used
for making Chesterfield
Then Chesterfield adds
aromatic Turkish tobacco to
give just the right seasoning
Chesterfield ages these
tobaccos for 30 months
-212 years - to make
sure-that they are milder
and taste better.
WANTED: Lady wants transportation
to Frankfort, Mich., or vicinity after
Summer Session. Share expenses.
Phone 2-3281. Ext 15. 82
WANTED: Ride to Pittsburgh or vi-
cinity. Share expenses. Phone
2-1988. - 83
WANTED: Transportation to NewI
York City after Summer Session.
Share expenses.rCall 5054. 95
WANTED: Two passengers to Phoe-
nix, Ariz. after' Summer Session.
Call John at 9408, after 5 p.m.
WANTED: Passengers to Phoenix.
Share expenses. Late Chev. Ph. 9408.
5 p.m. Ask for John.
WANTED: Passenger to share ex-
IWANTED: MEN'S OLD AND NEW
suits. Will pay 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 dol-
lars. Phone Ann Arbor 4306. Chi-
cago-Buyers. Temporary office, 200
North Main.. 2x
LAUNDRY 2-1044. Sox darned.
Careful work at low price. lx
PERSONAL LAUNDRY service. We
take individual interest in the laun-
dry problems of our customers.
Girls' silks, wools and fine fabrics
guaranteed. Men's shirts our spe-
cialty. Call for and deliver. Phone
5594. 607 E. Hoover. 3x
FOR RENT: Furnished apartment for
September. Will store your goods.
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