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Dewey Ready
For Drive On
Policy Game
(Continued from Page 1 )
fiom a combination of race-track
payoff figures-with the winners get-
ting 600-1 odds.
Then, in October, 1935, a squall of
"tommy-gun" slugs caught Dutch
Schultz in a Newark, N.J. beer tav-
er , and his heir-apparent Dixie Da-
vis, then just 30 years old, allege~ly
took over the multi-million dollar
"policy empire."
The halcyon days of honey lasted
two years.
In 1937, Racket-Buster Dewey
turned on the heat.
And Davis "lammed" in traditional
gangster style-a widely-sought fugi-
tive until Dewey's agents captured
him in a Philadelphia hide-out.
With him in the hide-out, detec-
tives fqund Dixie's inamorata, Hope
Dare, and even while he was held
without bail, somehow, mysteriously,
Davis managed to visit her repeated-
ly at her apartment, escorted by de-
tectives. It was rumored that Ho e
Dare. was playing an important part
in the case.
Then the two small-town boys be-
gan rehearsing the scenes of the
court drama. Dewey, the one-time
choir boy from Owosso, Mich., kept
the time. Davis did the "singing"-
or squealing, in the argot of the un-
And because Davis "sang," plead-
ing guilty and turning state's evi-
dence, Jimmy Hines now stands vir-
tually alone to bear the brunt of
Dewey's onslaught.
All his co-defendants have either
turned states' evidence, are dead or
missing; except Martin ("Moe")
Weintraub, a lawyer who handled
policy cases in court.
Both Hines and Weintraub have
denied Dewey's charges.
Hines' fellow Tammanyite, form-
er District Attorney Dodge, has been
accused by Dewey of having been
"intimidated, influencedhornbribed"
by Hines-but no specific criminl
charge has yet been levelled against
Of the other two city officials
name'd by Dewey,. Magistrate Fran-
cis J. Erwin is dead and Magistrate
Hulon Capshaw has joined Dodge in
vehement denials of corruption.
In letting Dixie Davis turn states'
evidence, Dewey obviously had big-
ger game in view.
Defense Attorney Stryker protested
angrily that Dewey was "going after"
Hines-attacking a Tammany lead-
er-not to clean up the gigantic pol-
icy, racket but to polish his already
daign g shield for an assault on the
governorship in 1940. Back, in the
'90's, . District Attorney Theodore
Rooeyelt had started swinging the
"big stick" against gamblers on his
way to the White Hogse.
But Dewey, weeks ago, denied any
ambition to become governor in 1940.
Dewey's astonishing record of con-
victions overshadows even the famed
disclosures of political corruption
made by Samuel Seabury in 1932-
the probe that sent ex-mayor Jimmy
Walker in flight to England and led
the then Gov. Franklin D. Roose-
velt to oust Tlomas M. ("Tin Box")
Farley as sheriff of New York.
Dewey convicted the notorious

Players Mark
Decade's Work
By ABanquet
(Continued from Page 1)
presented last week by the players,
Francis Compton, Oswald Marshall
and Whitford Kane, present guest di-
rector of the Repertory Players have
put their talents from the profession-
al stage to use in developing actors
from the aspirants who make up the
Four years ago., Mr. Windt con-
tinued, it was decidedthat musicales
would be added to the productions of
the group in order to widen its ap-
peal. Since that time "The Choco-
late Soldier," two Gilbert and Sul-
livan light operas, "The Pirates of
Penzance" and H.M.S. Pinafore,"
Smetana's "The Bartered Bride" and
Frimi's "Vagabond King" have been
In late years, he pointed out, the
appeal of the Players has become
much more widespread than it was.
Now the townspeople are 'among the
first to demand tickets for perform-
ances where previously the audiences
had been almost wholly made up of
faculty and students. "Why, the
other day the waitress in a down-
town restaurant told me she had
immensely enjoyed the "Vagabond.
King," he said. "I was surprised and
vastly pleased.
"This widespread interest encour-
ages us to greater endeavour for it
shows us that a theatre such as ours
is desirable here and that if we make
it a good one the people will come to
see our offerings'
Mr. Windt gave much credit for
the successful season which the Rep-
ertory Players have enjoyed his staff.
Alevander Wyckoff of the Pennsyl-
vania Museum School of Industrial
Arts, who has designed the scenery
for the group, has, he said, "broughtj
a renaissance in designing and cos-1
tuming," with the aid of Evelyn Co-
hen, his wife, who is in charge of
the, costuming. Orren Parker, who
has done the lighting will leavershort-
ly, Mr. Windt said, to study scenery
and lighting under a Rockefeller
Foundation scholarship to the Yale
University Drama School. An inno-
vation this year, which he said, has
proved very., beneficial to the cast is
the course in directing which has
been carried on by Prof. William Hal-
stead of the speech department.
Waxey Gordon and Jack ("Legs")
Dewey had his hooks on Schultz,
too, when the Dutchman went out
and he smashed the $20,000,000-a-
year restaurant racket, the $10,000,-
000-a-year fur racket and a dozen1
other huge swindels battening like
leeches on legitimate business and4
industry in New York.
He smashed the $12,000,000-a-yearf
vice syndicate headed by Charles1
("Lucky") Luciano, and sent thet
luckless "Lucky" to bleak Dannemoral
Prison on a 30-50 year sentence.
So goes the record of young Tom
Dewey that confronts Jimmy Hines
on the eve of his trial-an iron-
jawed veteran of many a political
free-for-all, popular with his follow-f
ers, versus a cool-eyed young gladi-
ator sworn to wipe out graft withoutk
regard for politics, high or low.

Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members
of the University. Copy received at the office of the Summer Session
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

SUNDAY, AUG. 14, 1938
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence and the Arts: It is requested by
the Administrative Board that all
instructors who make reports of In-
complete or Absent from Examina-
tion on grade-report-sheets give also
information showing the character
of the part of the work which has
been completed.,hThis may be doneI
by the use of the symbols, I (A),
X (B), etc.
The Graduate Outing Club will
meet at the northwest entrance of
the Rackham Building at 2:30 p.m.
on Sunday, Aug. 14 to go to Groome's
bathing beach at Whitmore Lake for
swimming, baseball and a picnic. This
is the last meeting of the summer, so
come and bring your friends.
Notice to all School of Music mem-
bers, faculty, husbands and wives of
the same. There will be an informal
supper-dance at the Michigan League
Ballroom, Monday evening, Aug. 15 at
6 p.m. Tickets 50 ceuts on sale now
at Michigan League Information desk
or see Leah Lichtenwalter or Ernest
Hares. A grand time for all, delicious
food, entertainment and dancing. The
largest social event for the "Treble-
aires" and "Kingfishes" this summer.
Let's all be there 100 per cent.
Mr. Younghill Kang of New York
University will give a lecture Mon-
day afternoon at 4:30 in the Lecture
Hall of the Rackham Building. His
subject is "Changing Korea."
Graduation Recital. Melvin H. Geist,
tenor, of Winfield, Kans., will present
a program of vocal music in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for
the Master of Music degree, Monday

evening, Aug. 15, at 8:15 o'clock, in
the School of Music Auditorium. The
general public is invited to attend
without admission charge.
Lecture: "The Knowledge Aspect of
Industrial Arts" by Prof. Marshall
Byrn at 4:05 p.m. Monday in the
University High School Auditorium.
New members of 1i Lambda Theta.
Kindly call for your certificate at
Room 2533, University Elementary
School on Tuesday, between 10 and
11 o'clock. Call Frances Quigley at
23082 if unable to call at this time.
Colleges of Literature, Science, and
the Arts, and Architecture; Schools
of Education, Forestry and Music:
Each student who has changed his
address since June registration should
file a change of address in Room 4
U.H. so that the report of his. sum-
mer work will not be misdirected.
First Baptist Church, 10:45 a.m.,
Aug. 14. Speaker, Dr. Walter S.
Ryder of Flint, Michigan. Theme:
"Horizons of Religion." Dr. Ryder
is a graduate of Colgate-Rochester.
He has held important pastorates in
the Northwest and was for -a time
Professor of Sociology at Macalester
College. -
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
Services of worship Sunday are: 8
a.m. Holy Communion, 11 a.m. morn-
ing prayer and sermon by the Rev.
Robert Morris.
Stalker Hall. Student Class at 9:45
a.m. with John Platt, Grad., as lead-
er. This will be the last student
meeting for the Summer Session.
First Methodist Church. Morning
'Continued on Pace 41

Browns Down
TigersBy 6-3
Yanks Defeat Athletics As
Indians, Chisox Split
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 13-(;P)-The
Brownies continued their winning
stride today as they hung up a 6 to 3
victory over the Detroit Tigers to
give Bill Cox his first win since com-
ing to St. Louis from the White Sox.
NEW YORK, Aug. 13-(PW)-The
Yankees had another slugging party
at the expense of the Philadelphia
Athletics today, banging out 14 hits
for an 11 to 4 victory.
CHICAGO, Aug. 13-(P)-For the
second successive afternoon the
Cleveland Indians and Chicago's
White Sox broke even in a double
header, the Tribe taking the opener,
13 to 4, but losing the second 2 to 1.
WASHINGTON Aug. 13 - (P) -
Monte Weaver pitched the Senators
to a 4 to 1 victory over the Boston
Red Sox today, allowing but seven
hits. Zeke Bonura cracked out his
twelfth home run of the season and
his second of the last two days.
Chicago Cubs unloaded a powerhouse
attack again today to crush the leagu-
leading Pittsburgh Pirates for the
second straight time, 11 to 5, although
the great Dizzy Dean and his $185,000
arm failed to last through the full
nine innings.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 13 - (A) -
The Phillies rallied in the late innings
today to nip the New York Giants, 4
to 2, in the nightcap of a double-
header, behind the six-hit pitching of
big Max Butcher, to gain an even
break for the day. The Giants won
the opener 11 to 1.
BOSTON, Aug. 13-()-Johnny
Cooney's double and Johnny Hudson's
error sent a run across with two out
in the ninth inning today to give the
Bees a 4 to 3 victory over the Brook-
lyn Dodgers in the nightcap of a
doubleheader, after the Dodgers won
the opener 8 to 1. ,
dleton's sewer, the job of bringing
John Smith and federal relief money
together is complete. The WPA of-
fice at Middletown tells John Smith
to go to work and puts his name on
the federal payroll. If he receives
the average wage for unskilled work-
ers he will get $46.50 a month.
The treasury will not handle John
Smith's paycheck in Washing~ton.
His check will be made out in a field
office and sent to him every two
If WPA has agreed to furnish part
of the materials needed for Middle-
town's sewer, they will be purchased
by a treasury field office and deliv-
ered to the job site. Middletown's
engineer will cooperate in supervising
construction work.
Prof. Warner F. Patterson, of the
romance languages department, has
been elected associate correspondent
of the Academic de Aix en Provence,
one of the best known of the French
provincial academies, it wasran-
nounced yesterday.

fill" 7



The following column was written by
Harry L. Sonneborn of the Daily editor-
ial staff, who has been threatening us
with it for a long, long time.-M. F.
L ADIES and genmen (as the Old
Architect would put it), this is
the first sports column we have ever
attempted. As news reporter and
editorial writer on The Daily and
on innumerable high school and
extra-curricular publications for lo,
these many years, we have treated of
politics and poker games, sewing
circles and subversive propaganda,
but this is absolutely our initial ef-
fort into the field of reducing the
thrillers and the chillers of the dia-
mond and the gridiron to cold type.
And, although we have played
a little ball with the boys now
and again, our viewpoint is re-
stricted to the typical innocent
naivete of the grandstand quar-
terback. And our column today,
will be restricted to the typical
remember-when sort of bull ses-
sion that the Boys In The,
Bleachers would rather partici-
pate in than hold Annie Oak-
leys to a title bout.
It seems that our involuntary first
contact with the field of sport came
along in 1920, when we lived next
door to one Old Pete, a gentleman
who played ball under the name of
Grover Cleveland Alexander. Old
Pete was doing right well about that
time, and it sore distressed us to
read in the papers about two years
ago that Old Pete had been found in
a Chicago gutter, a broken hulk of a
man whom the crowds once cheered.
As Babe Ruth so aptly put it, you're
a hero today and a bum tomorrow.
Even that may be an understatement.
Bang! Set 'em up in the third alley.
Along in 1928, Wichita Falls was
in the cellar in the Texas League.
There was nothing remarkable about
that, but there was quite a bt re-
markable about thde portly gentleman
who played left field for the Spud-
ders, as the club was called. This
portly gentleman, whose name might
better be left in the record books,
had once been up in the big time and
had etched his name in said record
books for good. But now he was slow
and aging. We saw him play, many
a warm afternoon, and the portly
gentleman never covered more than.
20 or 30 square feet of left field. Even
when he could get to the ball, it was
a herculean effort for him to get it as
far as the shortstop.
Why did the Spudders, keep
.him? The answer was in the big.
stick that the portly gentleman
carried. Despite his aging legs
and weakening eyes, he could
still tee off on the Texas League's
pitching. In 1928, the portly
gentleman batted .325 and hit
the encouraging total of 22 home
runs. We would not be a bit sur-
prised to learn that he is still
playing left field for somebody.
And we'll never forget the opening
game of the '29 season in Cleveland.

We've long since forgotten who
Cleveland opened against, but the
first batter was a young rookie play-
ing in his first major league game.
And on the first ball pitched he put
everything he had behind his swing.
As American League pitchers have
found since, the home run that re-
sulted was no fluke. The young
rookie's name was Earl Averill.
Another opening day we'll long re-
member was the 1935 opener in De-
troit. It was a raw. April day that
seemed more like February, with a
small turnout and lots of overcoats.
The big young fellow who started for
Detroit was reputed to be a hot-
weather pitcher, and was counted on
to help the Tigers toward another
pennant. But he looked stiff as he
tried to warm up that day. It was
just too cold to pitch, tie bleacher-
ites solemnly agreed.
The big young fellow went out
on that mound, as we recall, and
set down the opposition with four
hits. He was not just good, he
was great, that year.
Right now he's trying to stick with
Beaumont in the Texas League, He's
26 years old, his nane is Lynwood
Rowe, and it looks like he's all
But now. we'll get away from these
tears for the greats that are gone,
and tell you about one of the biggest
letdowns any baseball crowd ever ex-
perienced. It was late in the 1935
season, and the Tigers of Detroit ,were
on their way to a world's champion-
ship, with their Battalion of Death
infield, and their three O-men, Geh-
ringer, Greenberg, and Goslin, driv-
ing in the late-inning runs that were
winning the games. It .so happened
that 'Detroit was playing the lowly
Philadelphia Athletics on: the day in
question, and the, score, was all tied
up at three runs each as the A's came
to bat.in the ninth.
Somehow or other they managed
to score three runs, and then some-
how the Tigers managed to score
three runs. That's the kind of a ball
game it was, just the kind a crowd
Both teams settled down to
some pretty tight baseball until
the 14th inning, with the score-
board still showing six. runs to
six, when Philadelphia, guided
by the genius of Mr. Cornelius
M~c~illicuddy and the fickle hand
of fate, scraped out three more
runs by dint of a couple of er-
rors, a misplay, a base on balls,
some smart base-running, and
just one single.. The crowd rose
up in righteous indignation and
(Continued on Page 4)

1OW John Smith' Receives His
Share Of WPA's $1,425,000,000

WASHINGTON,' Aug. 13.-(/)-
Men out of work-flat broke-are
living in river shanties, prairie shacks
and city slums, worrying about food
and clothing for their wives and
In Washington, there is $1,425,000,-
000 to put the unemployed to work.
To bring these men and this mon-
ey together is the business of the
Works Progress Administration, aided
by cities and states.
Here's how the job is done, as fed-
eral officials describe it:I
In Middletown, U.S.A., John Smith
finds himself down on his luck. He
hasn't had a job in months. The
money's all gone. His wife wants to
know how he expects her to feed
four children on air.
He goes first to the Middletown Re-
lief Agency, run by the city. A case
worker hears his story, and takes
his application. Someone may visit
his home to check the facts. Then,
the case of John Smith goes before
the local board. On the board may
be John Smith's minister, the family
doctor or the man who sold him
If the board is satisfied he can-
not carry on alone, it will order his
name put on the relief rolls. That
doesn't mean John Smith gets a job.
He may get some cash or some food
and a rent check from state funds.
But John Smith is strong and
knows how to work. So the Middle-

town Relief Agency passes his name
along to the local office of .WPA.
Middletown still plays a role.. Itf
doesn't want John Smith and others
on the relief rolls, supported entirely
by state and local funds. Can WPA{
find work for them?,
There is the run-down sewer over
on the East Side. If the city hadt
money to put in a new one, John1
Smith could go to work. So the cityI
asks WPA aid for the sewer. f
Middletown's engineer designs af
sewer and estimates its cost for the '
WPA representative. He also tells
how much of a contribution the city
would be willing to make.
The local WPA office reviews the
plan legally, structurally, economic-
ally. Approved, it is passed on to
the State Administrator, who fits it
into the state or regional budget--
provided he finds there are enough
unemloyed in Middletown to do the
The application moves on to Wash-
ington for approval by the WPA Ad-
ministrator and the budget bureau.
Then it gives to the White House for
the President's signature.
But the project is not started yet.
That will be up to the State Admin-
istrator. Each State Administrator
keeps on hand a sizeable back-log of
approved projects. From that re-
serve, he selects projects to fit his
budget and the employment needs of
the communities.
When he allocates money for Mid-


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