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The Clements Library - An
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Official Publication Of The Summer Session


.XV No. 6




I ,

ank Hearing
cials Of Bank-Holding
)mpanies Are Indicted
r Federal Grand Jury
irge Conspiracy
i Making Reports

Now Awaiting Fate

Ballantyne And Lord Head
List Of Defendants Who
Face Investigation'
DETROIT, June 29.- () - Rac-
ing with the statute of limitations,
the Federal grand jury which is in-
vestigating the circumstances that
preceded Michigan's banking crash
indicted 13 bank executives today, in-
cluding the former heads of Detroit's
hu ge bank-holding companies: The
D etroit Bankers Co., and the Guar-
dian Detroit Union, Inc. The holding
companies are now in receivership.
The charges are making, causing
to be made, or conspiring to make
false reports. Some of those allegedly
false reports date back to June, 1931.
Within two days, those reports would
have been outdated by the statute
of limitations as the basis of prose-
Heading the list of defendants are
John Ballantyne, former president of
the Detroit Bankers Company, and
now president of the Manufacturers
National Bank, and Robert 0. Lord,
an organizer and president of the
Guardian Detroit Union group, which
had 32 Michigan banks as affiliates.
Five Are Detroiters
Five of the other defendants are
Detroiters. The rest were officers A
Guardian group unit banks in other
Michigan cities.
The Detroiters: Herbert L. Chitten-
den, former president of the First
Natlonal Bank-Detroit, major unit of
the Detroit Bankers Co., now a vice-
president of the National Bank of
Detroit; John H. Hart, a former ex-
ecutim lce-pesident o the First Na-
tional, now a senior officer of the
Manufacturer's National; John R.
Bodde, a former executive vice-presi-
dent of the First National; Donald
Sweeny, former president of the First
National, and James L. Walsh, a for-
mer vice-president of the Guardian
The out-state defendants - Alex
Robertson, former vice-president of
the National Bank of Ionia; Joseph
H. Brewer, former president of the
Grand Rapids National Bank, now
president of the reorganized National
Bank and Trust Company of Grand
Rapids, and the Grand Rapids Trust
company; Alvah N. Crimmins, former
vice-president of the Grand Rapids
National; Charles S. Campbell, pres-
ident of the First National Bank and
Trust Company of Kalamazoo; Earl
H. Shepherd, a vice president of the
same bank, and Stephen A. Graham,
president of the First National Trust
and Savings Bank of Port Huron.
Charges Juggling
The charges directed at the de-
fendant within the Guardian group
concern allegations that deposits were
shifted among the unit banks as "win-
dow-dressing" to erase bills payable
in published reports.
The charges against Ballantyne,
Chittenden, and Hart include the al-
leged failure to report to the Comp-
troller of the Currency possession by
the First National of Detroit Bankers
Company of stock purchased in an
effort to offset a $64,000 loss taken on
a note. Bodde and Sweeny are charged
with making of false reports.
Marie Dressler Weaker;
End Is Predicted Near
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 29.
-() - Marie Dressler drifted into
coma today and her personal physi-
cian, Dr. F. R. Nuzum, said that the
end was near.
"Miss Dressler is unconscious," he
said. "She spent a very poor night
and has become weaker today. The
end is not far distant. It is only a
matter of time now.",
Many telegrams of condolence were
received at the cottage on the C. K. G.
Billings estate in Montecito, to which
she went more than two months ago
when her recurring illness, cancer,
forced her, much against her will,
to abandon her work at a Hollywood

studio. .
Reception Will Be Held
At Hillel Foundation

-Associated Press Photo
New York authorities debated a
move to indict Ivan Poderjay (above)
on charges growing out of the myste-
rious disappearance of his bride,
Agnes Tufverson.
Excursion To
Detroit Leaves
Transportation M a y B e
Given Free On Proving
Grounds Trip
Prof. Carl J. Coe, Director of Sum-
mer Session excursions for 1934, an-
nounced late yesterday afternoon that
enough reservations had been re-
ceived for the excursion to Detroit
today to fill one bus to capacity. At
4 p.m. there were 34 reservations at
the office of the Summer Session.
The trip to Detroit will be the sec-
ond of the excursions. The group
leaves at 8 a.m. today, and will not
return until late afternoon. The first
stop Will be at the Detroit News Plant,
where they will make a one-hour tour
.of -the building. The party will then
set out on a 90-minute bus tour of
downtown Detroit and Belle Isle Park
on the Detroit River.
When they return, they will have
luncheon in the cafeteria of the Fish-
er building on Grand Boulevard, and
after lunch they will visit the studios
of WJR on the 28th floor of the build-
ing. The remainder of the afternoon
will be spent at the DetroitaInstitute
of Arts and the Detroit Public Libra-
ry, and the group will leave Detroit
in time to return to Ann Arbor be-
tween 5:30 and 6 p.m.
Professor Coe also announced that
if the special arrangements he is
making for the trip to the General
Motors Proving Grounds at Milford
are successfully completed, the only
expense to those making the trip will
be their luncheon. Under tentative
arrangements the General Motors
Corporation will send busses to Ann
Arbor to take the excursionists to
Milford. The trip is scheduled for
the morning of Saturday, July 14, and
will last from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Since General Motors will provide
transportation for only about 90 peo-
ple, it is urged that those who wish
to make the trip make their reserva-
tions early, although the deadline is
5 p.m., Friday, July 13. Reservations
may be made at the office of the
Summer Session, Room 1213, Angell
Ann Arbor Traffic Laws
To Be Strictly Enforced
A local police drive against violators
of traffic ordinances, comparable to a
similar undertaking of two years ago
when many Summer Session students
paid fines for minor breaches of local
automobile regulations, is now being
carried on by local law enforcement
In addition to guarding against
motorists who fail to stop before
crossing a through street, members
of the Ann Arbor police department
are concentrating in their current
drive on violators of parking ordi-
These violations, for the most part,
consist of overtime parking, parking
without lights at night in residential
districts, in prohibited areas, alleys,
in front of public buildings, within
15 feet of fire hydrants, or double
parking. Summer Session students
have been advised to acquaint them-
selves with all local ordinances in or-
der to avoid the payment of unneces-
sary fines.'
n immer DireptarvS al e

Causes Death
Of Professor
J. B. Pollock, Professor.
Emeritus Of Botany, Is
Dead At Local Hospital
Served On Faculty
Here For 32 Years
Dies At Age Of 71 Years;
Retired From Teaching
Staff In 1932
Prof. James Barclay Pollock, Uni-
versity professor-emeritus of botany,
died yesterday morning at St. Jo-
seph's Mercy Hospital, from a linger-
ing illness. Professor Pollock, who
was 71 years old, had been in ill-
health since his retirement from ac-
tive service two years ago'.
Professor Pollock, who had been a
member of the University faculty for
32 years before his retirement March
1,. 1932, came here first in 1895 from
Illinois, where he had been a high
school teacher. He started his work
here. as an assistant in the botany
department at that time, going to
the University of Leipsig for a year's
instruction from 1897 to 1898.
The botanist became an instructor
here in' 1898 and received regular ad-
vancements until he became a full
professor in 1925. Professor Pollock
received the major part of his instruc-
tion at the University of Wisconsin,
graduating from there wiht a B.S.
degree in 1893 and receiving an M.S.
degree from that institution in 1896.
He obtained his S.C.D. degree here
the following year. ,
At one time, during his years as
professor at the University, Professor
Pollock received a leave of absence for
a year, which he spent in the study
of coral reefsat Hawaii. He had
gained, during his period of active
work here, an outstanding reputation
as an authority on various phases of
botanical work..
Professor Pollock received numer-
ous honors from his colleagues in the
field of science during his lifetime. He
was a member of the American Asso-
ciation for the Advancement of Sci-
ence, the Society of Naturalists, and
the American Botanical Society. He
was also a member of the Michigan
Academy of Science, holding the po-
sition of secretary and editor in that
organization from 1901 to1903, and
that of president in 1906. .
Professor Pollock is survived by his
widow, Rhoda Selleck Pollock; three
daughters, Florence, Cathelia, and
Nina; all of Ann Arbor; two brothers,1
Thomas and Quincey, both in Kan-
sas; and one sister, Mrs. Nettie Fahr,1
in Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 4
p.m. Sunday i the Unitarian Church.
Burial will be in Forest Hill ceme-'
2 Americans
Nearing Finals
At Wimbledon
Wo o d, Stoefen Advance
Along With Austin And
Jack Crawford
WIMBLEDON, Eng., June 29. -()
-Four of the world's top singles play-

ers, Sidney Wood and Lester Stoefen
of the United States, Jack Crawford
of Australia, and Bunny Austin of
England -reached the quarter-finals
of the Wimbledon singles tennis'
championships today.
Four more will join them there to-
morrow as the first week of play in
the historic British tourney completes
the "round-of-eight" bracket in both
the men's and women's singles. Six
matches are listed to cut the women's
field, headed by Helen Hull Jacobs,
of California, in the absence of the
perennial champion, Helen Wills
Wood, the slender American hope
of the United States Davis Cup squad,
was in splendid form today as he in-
creased his stature as challenger for
the crown Crawford holds, by elimi-
nating the former Columbia Univer-
sity tennis and basketball star, Dave
Jones, in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.
Jones was the only American singles
casualty of the day.

Conpaatively Cool
Yesterday, Ev'en If
You Didn't Notice
Yesterday's scorching day led many
to believe that a new June heat rec-
ord for Ann Arbor had been set, but,
technically speaking, it was cooler
than Thursday, when the highest
previous mark was smashed, for the
maximum which occurred at 12:30
showed 98.8 degrees as compared with
the 103.1 degrees at 3 p.m. the day
The day showed a steady heat rise
from a 7 a.m. mark of 77 degrees to
96.4 at 11:30 a.m. A slight drop was
recorded at high noon but again
rose to reach the maximum at 12:30.
Relief, at least temporarily, was
evidenced by showers occurring about
6:00 p.m. Weather officials held hope
for further showers with resulting
lower temperatures during the early
Large numbers of citizens confined
themselves to their homes and sought
various methods of cooling devices.
Less fortunate persons continued to
swelter on the streets although no
heat accidents or prostrations were
reported from the hospitals.
Important June
Wedding Will
Be Held Today
Ellen Reeves Will Marry
Alexander Gage, Jr., At
St. Andrews Church
Ellen Howell Reeves, daughter of
Prof. and Mrs. Jesse S. Reeves, Ann
Arbor, and Alexander Kimball Gage,
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander
K. Gage, Detroit will be united in
marriage at 3:30 this afternoon in St.
Andrews Episcopal Church. The Rev
Stanley C. Hughes of Newport, R. I,
will perform the ceremony..
Miss Elizabeth Ladd, '32, will act
as maid of honor and Henry Gage,
'32, brother of the groom, will per-
form the duties of the best man.
Louise Breakey, '32, Mary Shields,
'32, BarbaraLorch, Mary Gage, Han-
nah Reeves and Mrs. George Hefferan
will be bridesmaids. Ushers for the
ceremony will be Arthur Reeves,
Frank Donovan, Alvan Sawtelle, Jr.,
Wal'do Avery, Arthur O'Connor, Jr.,
and George Hefferan.
Miss Reeves and Mr. Gage both
graduated from the University of
Michigan in 1932. She is a member
of Collegiate Sorosis and he belongs
to Delta Phi fraternity.
Mr. Hughes, who will preside at
the ceremony, is a cousin of Profes-
sor Reeves who attended him as best
man at his own wedding. Due to a
misunderstanding, it was reported
that he was to perform the marriage
ceremony of John Jacob Astor III
and Ellen French, whose wedding will
be held in Trinity Episcopal Church
this afternoon.
A reception following the ceremony
will be held at the Union.
The Detroit -Tigers' game with the
St. Louis Browns to have been played
yesterday at St. Louis was called on
account of rain.

Large Crowd
Attends First
League Danee
More Than 500 Present At
First Official Party Of
Summer Session
21 Hostesses Help
With Introductions
Miss McCormick, S o c i a l
Director, In Charge Of
Showers and hot weather did not
hinder Summer Session students from
attending the dance held last night
at the League as was shown by the
large crowd present. The dance was
the first official social activity of the
summer term.
Miss Ethel McCormick, director of
social activities of the Summer Ses-
sion, was in charge of the dance
which was attended by more than 500
Assisting Miss McCormick was
Mary Morrison, '35, chairman of the
weekly dances. Arrangements were
made to have 21 hostesses present to
perform introductions for those who
had come alone. Mr. Walter B. Rea,
assistant to the dean, Miss Pettibone,
Mr. and Mrs. Kirkland Fisher were
Members of the trio which sang
during the evening were Maxine May-
nard, '35, next year's president of the
League, Miss Morrison and Jean See-
ley, '36. Al Cowan's orchestra fur-
nished the music for the dance.
Last night saw the opening of the
League as the. center of the campus
social activities for the summer. Every
Friday night there will be an in-
formal dance operating on the same
system that was used last night. Stu-
dents are urged to attend, either with
or without partners, and hostesses will
be present to see that all those de-
siring to dance will be provided with
partners; The admission charge is 25
cents per person. ,
Sunday will see the second large
social activity of the League when the
Faculty and Students of the Division
of Hygiene and Public Health meet to
have a buffet supper on the lawn.
Reception for all Summer Session
students will be held next Friday,
July 6.
Birthday Suit Is
Suitable At Fair's
First Nudist Rites
CHICAGO, June 29. - (AP) - Fetch-
ingly gowned in plain epidermis, but
plenty of it, a nudist bride and a
nudist bridegroom said their vows
before a not-quite-converted clergy-
man in a World's Fair Garden of
The unblushing bride wore a suit
given her on her birthday 23 years
ago, but she hid a going-away out-
fit behind a stuffed Brontosaurus in
the bushes.
The bridegroom wore a smile.
The bridesmaid had a swell coat of
The minister alone dissented. Be-
ing of the cloth, he wrapped him-
self in a neat little goatskin but the
rest of the wedding party of nine had
checked everything in the synthetic
underbrush of a World's Fair conces-
sion that purports to look like the

world did long ago.
The newlyweds were Charles Muel-
ler, 24 years old, of Milwaukee and
Jean May, from Amarillo, Tex., by
way of nudist camps of Indiana and
It developed after the ceremony
that they had bought licenses at the
County Building yesterday as Ger-
trude May and Samuel Wallace, Jr.,
and had immediately been pro-
nounced man and wife in civil pro-
ceedings at the marriage court. At
that time they were dressed even as
you and I.
But this second ritual was "the
religious one," as the young hus-
band explained.
The best man, who was as nervous
about the ring as if he had a dozen
pockets to confuse him, and the other
attendants were fans of the nudist
colonies at Roselawn, Ind., and Mir-
ror Lake, Wis., where the happy young
people spend their unfettered hours.
The clergyman described himself as
Bishop H. Perry Ward of the Liberal
Church, and introduced the ceremony.

Literary Dean

* * *
Postman's Tale
Is One Applied
To Dean Kraus
Head Of Literary College
Returns To View His
Former Activities
Perhaps the proverbial anecdote of
the postman who walked the route
on his day off holds true with Dean
Edward H. Kraus of the literary col-
lege during the regular academic year.
For Dean Kraus is back in Ann Ar-
bor. shorn of the title he held for 18
years, that of Dean of the Summer
After watching summer sessions
from the time he was appointed sec-
retary in 1908, and subsequently act-
ing dean in 1911, and dean in 1915,
Dean Kraus is back to review, this
time objectively, the doings of the
forty-first short term.
Though Dean Kraus may appear
to be vactioning in Ann Arbor, his
presence here is of significance for,
since his appointment to the head
of the literary college to succeed the
late John R. Effinger last year, he
has been hard at work making plans
for the coming year.
The story of Dean Kraus' work is
one of a long and gradual rise to
eminence as an educator and min-
eralogist. He was born in 1875 at
Syracuse, N. Y., and received the
greater part of his education in that
city, graduating from Syracuse Uni-
versity in 1896 with the degree of
bachelor of science. He left Syracuse
in 1899 with a master's degree and
went to study for two years in Ger-
many at the University of Munich.
At the end of that time he returned
to his home town university as a
Ph.D. There he was appointed as-
sociate professor of mineralogy and
later a professor of geology and chem-
istry. In 1902 he accepted a position
in the Syracuse Central high school
where he served as head of the de-
partment of science.
Dean Kraus came to the University
as an assistant professor of mineralo-
gy in 1904, and since that time has
been a professor of mineralogy and
petrography and director of the min-
eralogy laboratory.
The Association of Summer Session
Administrators was organized in 1917
by Dean Kraus who was elected chair-
man of the body at its first meeting
here. He also organized the Mineral-
ogy Society of America in 1919.
He is a member of over two dozen
scientific organizations, including the
Michigan Academy of Science, the
American Association for the Ad-
vancement of Science, and the Amer-
ican Chemical Society. He is also a
Phi Beta Kappa.
Five Records Broken
In Meet At Marquette
MILWAUKEE, June 29. - (') -
Five records fell as the American out-
door track and field championships
opened today at Marquette University
stadium with preliminaries in the
junior division and finals in the sen-
ior 5,300 meter walk and 10,300 meter
Finals in the junior championships
will be run off tonight with the sen-
ior championships coming up tomor-
row afternoon.
The field for the two-day carnival
is the greatest in the 47 years of
A.A.U. history, with 414 athletes in
the competition, including 26 mem-
bers of the American Olympic team of
1932, and all but one winner of the

Kocsis Is


Beaten In
Ed White Of Texas Wins
Over Wolverine Ace On
Last Hole, One Up
Winner Overcomes
Detroiter's Margin
White To Oppose Yates In
Final Today; Ridley Is
Also Eliminated
CLEVELAND, June 29.- ()
Charles (Chuck) Kocsis, medalist
from the University of Michigan, was
eliminated from the National Colle-
giate golf tournament in today's 36-
hole semi-finals.
Ed White, of the University of Tex-
as, conquered the Wolverine, one up,
in a stirring match marked by splen-
did scoring.
White's opponent in tomorrow's
final will be Charles Yates, of Georgia
Tech, who defeated a teammate,
Frank Ridley, in the other semi-final.
Kocsis had a slight edge over White
in the morning round while both were
bettering par and rested with a lead of
one up over the Texan at the noon
recess. Kocsis increased his margin
to two up at one stage of the first
nine of the afternoon and seemed
headed for a certain victory, but
White then rallied to square the
match at the final turn.
After they had halved the first
three holes of the final nine, Kocsis
again became one up by winning the
thirteenth only to have his opponent
again square things with a birdie
deuce on the next hole. White then
won the fifteenth with a four to be-
come one up, the lead which won for
him when ,they halved the last three
Kocsis One Up At Noon
After Kocsis and White had played
even for the first seven holes of the
morning round, White won the eighth
and ninth to make the turn 2 up on
'Eddie' Dayton Absent
As Golf Team Triumphs
While his teammates were winning
the Big Ten Golf Title at the Kildeer
Club at Chicago, and the National
Intercollegiate Title at the' Cleve-
land Country Club, Captain "Eddie"
Dayton, '34, was confined to the
Health Service, where he has been
since the middle of May. It is ex-
pected that another two or three
weeks will elapse before he can leave.
Dayton is the third and last of the
senior letter-men who were counted
on for the 1934 season to drop off
the squad. The first to go was Cap-
tain Johnny Fischer, who was cho-
sen to go to England with the Walker
Cup team. He dropped out for the
entire second semester of the school
year, and plans to return next year
to finish his course, and incidentally
to round out his collegiate golfing
-areer. When he announced his de-
cision to go to England the only sen-
iors left were George David, captain
of the hockey team, and Dayton, who
was elected to succeed Fischer.
Then David sustained a back in-
jury, and was unable to play until
the end of the season, when his game
had suffered so badly from the en-
forced lay-up that he took part in
only one or two matches. Dayton al-
most finished out the season, playing
strongly against all opponents, and
winding up with a 68 against Ohio
State on the Arlington course near
Columbus, but was unable to go to
the Conference meet at Chicago.
his Michigan rival. Both were play-

ing beautiful golf and neither made a
great many mistakes, although Koc-
sis three-putted the ninth green.
White went 1 up at the fourth with
a birdie three but Kocsis squared the
match on the sixth and then on the
eighth green White dropped a long
putt to win the hole.
Leads At Noon
Kocsis finally found his putting
touch on the second nine of the morn-
ing round and dropped an eight-foot-
er to win the twelfth and a 30-footer
to square the match on the next hole.
The Michigan youth went 2 up by
taking the sixteenth and seventeenth,
but on the home hole White dropped
an eight-foot putt for a birdie three
to hold Kocsis to a lead of 1 up at the
noon recess.
Both beat par 72 on this round,
Kocsis with a 70 and White with a

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

.... 40 24
.40 25
...33 29
..35 31
....36 32
...28 34
.... 26 38
... 21 46


Yesterday's Results
Cleveland 5, Chicago 2 (11 innings).
Detroit-St. Louis, rain.
Only games scheduled.
Today's Games
Detroit at St. Louis.
Cleveland at Chicago.
New York at Washington.
Boston at Philadelphia.

New York...........42 2
Chicago ...........40
St. Louis ............38 21
Pittsburgh ..........34 2
Boston ..............34 3,
Brooklyn ...........,26 4
Philadelphia.........24 4



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