THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1944
Witness Hemans Reveals Bribes in Graft Case
By Financiers I
To 'Fix' Laws
Five Finance Firms
Involved by Testimony
By The Associated Press
MASON, Mich., July 7.-Major
Charles F. Hemans, Lansing lobbyist
giving State's evidence in the legis-
lative graft conspiracy trial; today
began a recitation of bribes he said
he had paid to members of the 1939
Michigan Legislature, and testified
that he had been hired by defendant
finance company officials to "fix"
Co. C Addressed
By Dr. Blakeman
Rev. H, L. Pickerill, director of the
Congregational-Disciples Guild, was
named yesterday to serve -as civilian
chaplain to the newly formed Co. C
At the same time, members from
the company volunteered to serve on
a chaplaincy committee. Members
who will be selected from this group
Wednesday will represent the several
At a meeting of the entire person-
nel of Co. C yesterday, Dr. Edward
W. Blakeman, University religious
counselor, spoke on the three orien-
tations that students must make in
school. Personal integration, adjust-
ment to society and orientation to the
cosmic were emphasized as the essen-
A study made of the transition of
high school boys to college life was
used in his talk to bring out the fou:
patterns of purpose, decision, societal
and sensitivity that lead toward suc-
Will Be Studied
ly 33 Persons
Learning to fight tuberculosis by
preventing it, 33 nurses, teachers and
social workers from 18 states are
attending an intensive six weeks
course at the University on scholar-
ships provided by the National Tu-
The course is given by the Univer-
sity's School of Public Health, while
the scholarships are an example of
the work made possible by Christmas
Seal purchases. The work itself deals
with control of TB by public health
measures, particularly on the edu-
The states and number from each
are: Texas 6, Virginia 4, Louisiana 3,
Pennsylvania 3, Kentucky 2, South
Carolina 2, Ohio 2, and one each from
Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas, Cali-
fornia, North Carolina, New Mexico,
Tennessee, New York, Colorado,
A second unusual group at the
School of Public Health are eight
French-speaking men from the prov-
ince of Quebec.
Hemans is one of the prosecution's
chief witnesses in the trial of five
finance company officials and 17
past and present members of the
legislature, charged in a grand jury
warrant with conspiracy to corrupt
the making of laws through an ex-
change of bribes.
Witness Names Defendants
In a clear, firm voice, the witness
named in turn all of the finance
defendants who, he said, hired him
at a meeting in Detroit in December.
1939, to represent them as a lobbyist
with the frank understanding tha
he would have to "buy votes" in the
Then, one by one, Hemans began
naming legislative defendants to
whom, he testified, he paid graft, in
addition to plying them with food
and strong drink to win control of
their votes on bills affecting business
interests of the finance company de-
fendants. He listed bribes totaling
$1,750 which he said he paid to ten
of the legislator-respondents.
Dozen Employ Lobbyist
Defendants Abraham Cooper, John
E. Hancock, George Omacht, Mark S.
Young and Samuel N. Hopkins, who
are on trial, and Ernest J. Prew, who
has pleaded guilty, were members of
a group of "about a dozen" finance
men, Hemans tetified who employed
him to lobby in the legislature.
He said he told this group "what
they would have to do to protect
hemselves" in the legislature, and
that this would include making "pay-
ment tolegislators to influence their
votes" on certain bills. He said he
told them money would be 'needed1
also to buy whisky and meals for
legislators, and that the group agreed
to pay him a fee of $2,500 and reim-
burse him for his expenses in doing
Smoke Filled Room
Later, he said, Omacht, Hancock,
Prew and Cooper conferred with him
In his Lansing hotel room and agreed
on a strategy of "payments to be
made to various members of the leg-
islature- senators, representatives
and committeemen - who would
guarantee that the bill would be
adopted satisfactory to the finance
Dr. Williams Named
Dr. Harry Williams, George Petros-
sian and Lawrence Winter were elec-
ted president, secretary and treasurer
respectively of the French Club for
the summer term at a meeting which
was attended by 40 persons Thursday
After the selection of officers, Prof.
Charles E. Koella spoke on a new
France. A social hour including dis-
cussion and French songs followed
The next meeting of the French
Club will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday
at the League and will feature a
celebration of Bastille Day, the
French riational holiday.
The French Club's program for the
summer term willalso include teas
which will be held at 4:15 every
Tuesday and Wednesday in the grill
room of the Michigan League and
every Thursday at the International
Found in State
LANSING, July 7.-(AP)-Dr. Wil-
liam DeKleine, state health commis-
sioner, today reported discovery of a
case of smallpox in Macomb County
and another in Clare County, and
urged all health officers in the state
to start immediate, intensive cam-
paigns for vaccination against the
The. commissioner recommended
that every person who has not been
vaccinated successfully in the past
five years see his family doctor or
health officer at once. He said
neither of the smallpox victims had
ever been vaccinated successfully.
LANSING, July 7.-(1P)-The state
tax a~dvisonry st5dlrvcommission todayv
ROB %SEVELT, DE GAULLE MEET--President Roosevelt (seated)
clasi ,s the hand of Gen Charles De Gaulle, chief of the French Na-
tions T Committee, in the White House just after De Gaulle arrived by
plane' in Washington to open conferences with the President on
Franc w-American relations. Mrs. Anna Doettinger, daughter of the
Presk ant, stands behind him.
The Sociedad Hispanica has been
organized for the Summer Session
and will hold meetings at 8 p.m. every
Wednesday for the next seven weeks.
The program of these meetings will
vary, but in general it will include a
brief talk in Spanish, singing or other
entertainment, and informal con-
versation in Spanish.
On Tuesdays and Wednesdays
members will meet at 4 p.m. in the
League Grill Room for conversation
and cokes. In addition, the club will
have its own table at the weekly teas
held at 4:15 p.m. Thursday at the
Membership in the Sociedad His-
panica and attendance at meetings
and conversation hours are not lim-
ited to students enrolled in the Span-
ish department. All students and
servicemen on campus may attend
any of the functions of the club.
Groups To Meet
Although many student groups in
churches will meet for the first time
tomorrow, the First Baptist Church
and St. Mary's Chapel are planning
social programs for tonight.
A Get-Acquainted Party will be
held at 8:30 p.m. today at the Baptist
Guild House for all students on cam-
pus and servicemen.
The club rooms at St. Mary's Cha-
pel will be the location of a mixer
from 9 p.m. to midnight today. New
persons on campus are especially
invited including freshmen, grad-
uates and military personnel. Dan-
cing and refreshments will be fur-
Citizens Urged To
March Out Dollars'
LANSING, July 7.-(/P)-In a last-
minute appeal, Governor Kelly today
asked Michigan residents to buy
bonds during the Fifth War Loan
drive and "march their dollars out
to war" before the drive ends Satur-
"The dollars that are playing their
part in winning this war are volun-
teer dollars-not conscriptive dol-
lars," the Governor said.
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d ay, July 13,
Metal Proc e ssing 9, Foundry: Lab-
oratory will n ieet each Tuesday 2-5
p.m. Class h i ur is to be arranged.
Freshman IHealth Lectures, Sum-
mer Term: It i:3 a University require-
ment that all; freshmen attend a
series of six ht'alth lectures. These
will be given for men jn Rm. 35,
Angell Hall at .5 p.m. and repeated
at 7:30 p.m. anti per the following
Lecture Number Day Dat(
1 Monday July 10
2 Tuesday July 11
3 'Wednesday July 12
4 Thursday July 13
5 \Ionday July 17
6 Tuesday July 18
Please note that attendance is re-
quired and roll will be taken.
Warren E. Forsythe
Director Health Service
Michigan Historical Collections, 160
Rackham -Building. The Growth of
the University of Michigan in Pic-
Legal Research Library: Fine buil-
dings by William C. Hollands. Lower
Museums Building: Celluloid rep-
roductions of Michigan fish. Loaned
through the courtesy of the Institute
of Fisheries Research, Michigan De-
partment of Conservation.
Wesley Foundation: Recreation
program tonight in the Wesley
Lounge of the First Methodist
Church beginning at 8:30 p.m.
There will be an informal reception
for all faculty and students of the
Greek and. Latin Departments on
Wednesday, July 12, at 8 p.m. in the
The Graduate Outing Club will
hold the first meeting of the summer
term Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the club
quarters in the Rackham Bldg., en-
trance northwest corner.
All graduate and professional stu-
dents and alumni interested in out-
door activities as hiking, swimming,
canoeing etc. are cordially invited to
attend this meeting and help in plan-
ning the summer program.
Graduate Outing Club
Memorial Christian Church (Disci-
ples): 11 a.m., Sunday morning wor-
ship. The Rev. Parker Rossman,
Minister, will speak on "When Jesus
Is Not Christ." 4 p.m., Sunday, Stu-
dents and servicemen will meet at
the Guild House, 438 Maynard Street,
for a trip to Riverside Park. There
will be games, a picnic supper and a
vesper service. The group will return
to campus by 7 p.m.
University Lutheran Chapel: Ser-
vice Sunday at 11 with sermdn by the
ev. Alfred Scheips,
ased on Knowledge."
First Methodist Church and Wes-
ley Foundation: Class for students at
9:30 a.m. Dr. E. W. Blakeman will
lead the discussion on the themeI
"The Post-War Family." Morning
worship service at 10:40 o'clock. Dr.
Charles W. Brashares will preach on
"The Present God." Wesleyan Guild
meeting at 5 p.m. Discussion groups
on the theme "What Should the
Church Be Doing?" Supper Fellow-
ship hour following the meeting.
First Church of Christ, Scientist,
409 S. Division St. Wednesday eve-
ning service at 8 p.m. Sunday morn-
ing service at 10:30 a.m. Subject
"Sacrament." Sunday School at
11:45 a.m. A convenient reading
room is maintained by this church
at 106 E. Washington St. where the
Bible, also the Christian Science
Textbook, "Science and Health with
Key to the Scriptures" and other
writings by Mary Baker Eddy may
be read, borrowed or purchased. Open
daily except Sundays and holidays
from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays
until 9 p.m.
The Lutheran Student Association
invites Lutheran students and ser-
vicemen to an Open House in Zion
Lutheran Parish Hall, 309 E. Wash-
ington St., this Sunday afternoon at
Both Trinity Lutheran Church (E.
William at S. Fifth Ave.) and Zion
Lutheran Church (E. Washington at
S. Fifth Ave.) welcome students and
servicemen to their Sunday services
at 10:30 a.m.
First Congregational Church, State
and William Streets, Rev. Leonard
A. Parr, Pastor. At the morning ser-
vice, 10:45, Dr. Parr will speak on the
subject "A Baedeker to Life." At 4
p.m. students and servicemen will
leave the Guild House for a picnic
and vespers at Riverside Park.
You can'a fully enjoy college
life until you have spent an
evening at THE PRETZEL
BELL-A Michigan tradition.
Enjoy our famous dinners and
spend the evening amidst real
These warm summer days are
ideal for bicycling around Ann
Arbor. Rent your bikes and tan-
dems at the CAMPUS BIKE
Delicious dinners and evening
snacks that just hit the spot
on a warm summer evening.
We're open all night and ex-
tend a hearty welcome to all
the students. Dinners are ser-
ved from 5 P.M. to-12 A.M. at
LEO PING'S RESTAURANT.
Price, University Caril-
p.m. Sunday, July 9.
Frederick Marriott, Organist and
Carillonneur of the University of
Chicago, will present a program of
compositions for organ at 8:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, July 11, in Hill Auditorium.
His "Etude for Organ," dedicated to
Palmer Christian;University of Mich-
igan Organist, will be heard, as well
as works of Bach, Schumann, Han-
del, Malingreau, Rowley and Bonset.
The general public is invited.
At 7:15 Wednesday evening, July
12, Mr. Marriott will play a group of
compositions on the Charles Baird
Carillon in Burton Memorial Tower.
General Library: Main Lobby. In-
Architecture Building, first floor
cases. Exhibition of student work.
Checking accounts provide the best man-
ner of keeping your money matters on a
business-like basis. Most businessmen use
them. .. open one yourself totay!
COME TO 4
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
120 South State Street
Ministers: Charles W. Brashares
and Ralph G. Dunlop
Music : Hardin Van Deursen, director
Mary McCall Stubbins, organist
10:00 A.M. Class for University Students. Wes-
leyan Foundation Lounge. Dr. Blakeman will
speak on "The Post-War Family."
10:40 A.M. Worship Service. Sermon "A Present
God," by Bishop Brashares.
5:00 P.M. Wesleyan Guild Meeting for Univer-
sity Students and college-age young people.
Three Discussion Groups: State of the
Church, The Layman and the Minister, Mis-
sions and Church Extension Education. Gen-
eral Theme: "What Should the Church Be
Doing?" Followed by Supper and Fellowship
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1432 Washtenaw Ave.
William P. Lemon, D.D.,
James Van Pernis, Ministers
Frieda Op't Holt Vogan, Director of Music
E. Gertrude Campbell, Director of Religious
9:30 A.M. Church School Adult Classes.
10:45 A.M. Nursery, Beginner and Primary De-
partments and The Junior Church in the
10:45 A.M. Morning Worship Sermon subject by
Dr. Lemon "Four Walls Make a World," based
on the prophet, Hosea.
4:30 P.M. Summer Series for all students and
their friends. This will be the first talk on
"Religion in the World's Literature," at
which "Dante" will be discussed by Dr. Lem-
on. Supper and social hour will follow the
LUTHERAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Sponsored jointly by the Zion and Trinity
-UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN CHAPEL AND
1511 Washtenaw Ave. (Missouri Synod)
Rev. Alfred Scheips, Pastor
Sunday at 10:15: Student Discussion Group.
Sunday at 11:00: Morning Service. Sermon by
the pastor, "Convictions based on Know-
Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00: "Get-Acquainted
Tea," sponsored by Gamma Delta, Lutheran
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
State and Williams Streets
Minister: Rev. Leonard A. Parr, D.D.
Director of Student Guild: Rev. H. L. Pickerill
Choir Director: Leonard V. Meretta
Organist: Howard Chase.
10:45 A.M. Public Worship. Dr. Parr will speak
on the subject, "A Baedeker to Life."
Student Guild-Picnic at Riverside Park, with
games and vespers. The Guild will meet at
the Guild House, 438 Maynard Street, at 4 P.M.
Wednesday, 3 P.M. Wednesday Book Lecture by
Dr. Parr. Open to the public.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
409 S. Division St.
Sunday lesson sermon: "Sacrament," at 10:30
A.M. Sunday School at 11:45 A.M.
Wednesday evening testimonial meeting at 8:00
This church maintains a free Reading Room at
106 E. Washington St., which is open daily
except Sundays and holidays, from 11:30
A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Saturdays until 9:00 P.M.
Here the Bible and Christian Science Litera-
ture including all of Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy's
works may be read, borrowed or purchased.
ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
306 North Division St.
The Rev. Henry Lewis, D.D., Rector
The Rev. Robert M. Muir, Jr., Student
Maxine J. Westphal, Counsellor for
For healthy exercise and a good
sun tan try your skill on our
beautiful green turf. If you
want instruction our pro will
gladly help you. Come out
to the MUNICIPAL GOLF
Zion Lutheran Church
E. Washington at S. Fifth Ave.
10:30 A.M. Worship Service. Sermon
E. C. Stellhorn.
by the Rev.