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VOL. XXXI. No. 68.
Of H483






Electoral. College Ineeased to _ 79;
- 289 Votes Now Necessary to
Elect a President
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Jan. 6.-The member-
ship of the house of representatives
will be increased to 483 under a bill
which will be reported tomorrow by
Chairman Siegal of the census com-
mittee to fix a re-apportionment .for
the next 10 years under the 1920 cen-
sus. The bill would mean an in-
crease of 48 over the present mem-
No States Lose
No state would lose any representa-
tion. At the same time Representa-
tive Siegal will introduce a constitu-
tional amendment to limit the size in
the future houses to 500 members.
Adoption of the re-apportionment
measure will result in an increase
in the total vote of the electoral col-
lege to 579, making 289 necessary for
the election of a president and vice-
president of the United States. The
presen vote Is 531, naking 266 nec-
essary for a choice. .
California Gets Most
California wrould make the largest
gain of members under the bill. She
would receive 5, making her total 16.
Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Penn-
sylvania would gain 4 each; Illinois
and Texas 3; Massachusetts, New Jer-
sey, and. Carolina 2 each; Alabama,
Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Mary-
land, Minnesota, New Mexico, Okla-
homa, Oregon, South Carolina, Ten-
nessee, Virgina, Washington, West
Virginia, and Wisconsin would gain
1 each. The basis of representation
is fixed in the committee's bill at 1
member for each 218,979 inhabitants,
as compared with 211,873 at present.
In line with the plans to increase
the scope of the Commerce club ac-
tivities two meetings have been sched-
uled for next wee at which the pre-
liminary steps in the expansion pro-
gram will be taken. The organization
now outlined calls for a memhiership
of about 1,500, an average of 150 new
members being expected weekly.
The pupose of the Commerce club
is to keep its' members in touch with
the important developments in the
business condition of the country, and
a list of lectures by legal and com-
mreal authorities has been planned
to this end. Governor Alexander
J. G esbeck has already been secur-
ed as one of -the speakers. -The club
is also arranging an employment bur-
eau for the graduating members.
The organization of the women
members of the club will be completed
at the meeting at 3 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon in room 101, Economics
building. A general meeting for all
members will be held Thursday after-
Poon at a place to be announced later.
Students taking courses in econom-
ics, political science or sociology are
eligible for membership, according to
Glen H. Marcy, '22, chairman of the
executive board committee.

Coolidge Appears
As Plain Citizen
Boston, Jan. 6. - Calvin Coolidge,,
vice-president-elect, appeared as a
plain citizen tonight for the first time
in years. As such he went to the
family fireside at Northampthn for a
husband's and father's rest from the
affairs of state before going to the
national capitol. The transition to or-
dinary citizen was accomplished sim-
In an informal ceremony the retir-
ing governor handed to Canning Cox,
his successor, the key to the executive
chamber, the butler Bible, and the ar-
rowhead and flint that signify the idea
of keeping faith with the state's van-
ishing Indians. Then he took his hat
and without official escort left the;
executive chambers. After a luncheon
in town with a few friends the vice-
president-elect set out for home.
Some Cafeterias and Boarding Houses
Change Rates, But'Decrease {
Is Not Universal

Row Starts Over Charges of Misuse
of Appropriations for Food
Relief in Europe
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Jan. 8. - Herbert
Hoover's administration of the food
relief enterprises in Europe was crit-
icised and praised in the senate to-
day during an hour debate resulting
from recent charges of Senator Reed
of Missouri that Mr. Hoover had used
a portion of America's relief appro-
priations for maintenance of the Pol-
ish army.
Senator Hitchcock, -Democrat of Ne-
braska, defended the former food ad-'
ministrator as Senator Reed reviewed
his criticism. He said: "Mr. Hoover*
should be given credit for the work
of forwarding and accomiplishing a
project at whose magnitude the whole
world wonders."
Senator Hitchcock returned by pre-
senting matter -to show that no Amer-
ican relief supplies had been turned
over to the Polish army. American
army officers, the senator said, were
vigilant in their efforts to keep their,
supplies for civilian use. Senator]
Reed replied that ,it did not matter
whether the supplies went to the
Polish civilians or army..
"They were given to her for the
purpose of bolstering her up and en-
abling her to carry on her war," the'
Missouri senator declared.I
During the debate Senator Reed al-
so criticised American policies which
he said had prevented re-opening of
American commerce with Russia and


A 20 per cent decrease in the cost
of some dishes most frequently call-
ed for has been announced by seyeral
cafeterias, the decline coming since
the reopening of school. Boarding
houses, too, are showing a tendency
to lower rates. ,One house has gone
to $7 per week for three meals, which
represents a decrease of 50 cents. An-
other house has also lowered rates 50
cents a week, the price now being
$7.50 instead of $8 for three meals and
$.50 instead of $7 for two meals.
Lower Prices Not Universal
The tendency to lower prices is not,
however, unanimous among proprie-
tors,-as certain cafeteria owners and
boarding house managers refuse to
make afiy change in their prices.
Roast pork with potatoes, bread and
butter, and a drink can be obtained
now for 40 cents at some cafeterias,
as compared with the former price of
50 cents in December. One cafeteria
which formerly charged 55 cents is
down to 50 cents on this same order.
Roast beef, sirloins, or pork chops,
including potatoes, bread and butter,
and drink, are also selling for 40 cents
at certain cafeterias. The former price
was 50 cents.
Prices Vary
Prices range from 5 to 7 cents on
single orders for milk. Some cafe-
terias get 5 cents, others 6 cents, and
still others 7 cents. One owner, who
was, selling milk for 5 cents before
Christmas, is asking 7 cents again.
This increase, however, is the only
one so far reported. Another pro-
prietor, who formerly obtained 7
cents, is charging only 5 cents now
when milk is included in a larger or-
Cafeteria owners do not agree on
charges for sandwiches and pie cuts.
At some places, hamburgers have
come down to 10 cents. Others are
charging 15 cents. At one cafeteria
cold ham sandwiches were reduced
from 15 to 10 cents. Some proprie-
tors are now selling cuts of pie, four
out of a nine-inch pie for 10 cents,
while others insist on getting out five
cuts, also at 10 cents each. a
Cakes Down to 10 Cents
Cakes, butter and syrup are now
down to 10 cents at some places and
15 cents at others. Apple sauce, cran-
berry sauce, and other side dishes
have been reduced 5 cents by some
resturants but not by all.
Ham and eggs or bacon have drop-
ped at some places from 40 cents to
35 cents. Roast beef alone is 25
cents, meat pie 25 cents and spinach
and spare ribs 30 cents.
While some of the cafeterias and
boarding houses are reducing prices
and passing the lowered cost of food-
stuffs to the students, there are some
proprietors who can see little likeli-
hood of a decrease. High overhead
costs, especially labor and gas, is
thein, chief reason for not following
others in lowering rates. Those who
have large stocks. on hand also think
they can make no reduction at this
time, as do some of the owners who
are buying on old contracts, still in
force. -
(Continued on page Eight)



Additional subscriptions to the bn-
ion swimming pool fund reported yes-
terday made the total amount received
to date $9,168.05. This is but a small
fraction of the sum iecessary to com-
plete the pool, and no definite- plans
have been announced as yet for rais-.
ing the balance of. the fund.
Students who solicited during the
holidays and have not as yet turned
in their reports are requested to do
so immediately. Subscriptions will be
received at the main desk in the lobby
or in the business office in the base-
For the first time in 12 years Pi
Delta Epsilon, honorary journalism
fraternity, will hold its annual con-
vention outside of New York City
when it will meet in Ann Arbor next
April, according to a decision of the
grand council Monday.
The convention is to be held at the
Union the first week in April and will
last for three days. At least two del-
egates from each of the 19 chapters
of the fraternity are expected to at-
"Alpha Kappa chapter has already
begun making arrangements for the
three day program for Pi Delta Ep-
silon's meeting here next spring,"
said C. Stewart Baxter, '21, president
of the Michigan chapter.
Mark Elbert, '20, was elected na-
tional president of the organization
at the meeting of the grand council
at the 'society's club rooms on River-
side drive last Monday, and Philip C.
Pack, '18, was elected national treas-
Mark Elbert, who resigned as pres-
ident of the local chapter last year
to become national treasurer, was
assistant managing editor of The
Daily. He is now working with a
large advertising agency in Chicago.
Spain Files Challenge for Davis Cup
New York, Jan. 6.-Spain is the first
nation to file a 1921 challenge for the
Davis cup emblematic of the world's
team tennis championship. Notifica-
tion to this effect was received by the
United States Lawn Tennis associa-
tion tonight.

Outside Activities Lar ely Responsible
for Unsatisfactory Results
Inability of students to adjust them-
selves to university life is, in the opin-
ion of Prof. C. O. Davis, of the educa-
tional department, adviser to fresh-
men, the primary .cause for the poor
work done by those students who were
recently placed on the warned and
probation lists. Outside actiyities, in-
cluding manual labor and play, are
also largely responsible for the un-
satisfactory results.
Intentions Are Good
"I am greatly impressed," said Pro-
fessor Davis, "with the seriousness
and good intentions of the majority
of students on the warned or proba-
tion lists who have come to see me.
Inmny opinion, a large number of these
students have not adjusted themselves
Commission of Which Prof. E. C. God.
dard of the Law School Is
Chairman Files Report
With the aim of starting from the
present city government, making only
such changes as will insure simplicity
and directness, the city charter com-
mission of which Prof. E. C. Goddard
of the Law school is chairman has
completed the draft of the proposed
city charter. Professor Goddard said
yesterday that a draft had been filed
with the city clerk.
In view of the fact that much of
the old charter deals with regulations
which need revising from time to
time, the commission suggests that
these be enacted as ordinances. What
the commission has attempted has
been to include only fundamentals in
the proposed charter. This aim has
been accomplished with a few neces-
sary exceptions.,
Directors Substituted1
Instead of the boards in existence
under the present charter, the sub-
stitution of directors of the depart-'
ments chosen by and responsible to
the council marks the chief differ-
ence in officials. A mayor elected by
the city at large and a council elected
by wards is provided for in both char-
Eight wards, each selecting its own
councilman and three councilmen
elected by'the city at large, are pro-
vided for in the proposed charter. It
is pointed out that this arrangement
serves the double purpose of keeping
down the size .of the council, -thus
making it a workable body, and al-
lowing the city as a whole more share
in the selection of the council. At the
same time to each ward is left the
nomination and election of a repre-
sentative from the ward itself.
Extends Term- of Office
To give greater continuity to the
government and also to avoid the
expense of many elections, the pro-
posed charter advocates extension of
the term of office to four years, half
being elected every two years. The
present system, that of electing a jus-
tice of the peace by the city at large,
is to be continued.
Under the new charter provision is
made for city clerk, city attorney,
treasurer, assessor, constables, and
supervisors, all except the last to be
chosen by and responsible to the coun-
cil. The five directors of depart-

ments, the active administrative offi-
cers, are responsible to the council,
and choose their own subordinates
who in turn are responsible to them.
It is not believed that the new char-
ter necessitates a single' additional
Essentially the same relations as at.
present are those of the city clerk,
treasurer, assessor, and city attorney.
Budget Commission Planned
A budget commission is planned to
consist of the mayor, city clerk, and
treasurer. The city's representatives
on the board of supervisors are to
be the mayor, assessor, city clerk, city
attorney, and three councilmen at
An important feature to be worked
c4t under the proposed charter is that
of zoning the city so as to protect
residence portions and to secure a de-.
7elopment of the city as a whole in
(Continued on Page Eight)

to the University requirements. The
latter are far more difficult than they
have realized. Perhaps they do not
know that it is an unwritten law of
this University that the individual
must put in two hours of outside study
each week for each hour of credit.
"On the otherhand there are a num-
ber of students who are spending too
much time in manual work. Univer-
sity professors wish to help those
stutdents who are working their way
through school as much as they can,
and yet there are certain students who
are spending far too much time in this
outside work."
There are a few students, according
to Professor Davis, who have acknowl-
edged that they are not spending
enough time on their University work.
List a Friendly Warning
The mid-semester warned and pro-
bation lists are simply a friendly
warning on the part of University of-
ficials that the student's work must
not drop lower than it is and in some
cases must improve decidedly. The
whole purpose is to keep students
from penalty at the end of the semes-
ter. The number of these students
is practically the same percentage of
the student body as in former years.
"The pyschological tests to be giv-
en to all students on the warned or
probation lists will be a fine thing,"
said Professor Davis. "They will give
the student a more sympathetic treat-
ment, and will help them to find the;
reason for their poor work. Students
should not fear the tests. They are
being devised for their own benefit."
- Basketball tickets will be distrib-
uted at the booth in University hall
until Saturday noon unless the sup-
ply is exhausted before that time. At
the rate the tickets were going yes-
terday there will be none available'
after tonight, according to Athletic
association officialsi. The Board of
Regents has placed a limit of 2,200
spectators for each game.
The requests- to date have been
greater for the Indiana-Illinois and the
Iowa-Wisconsin groups. Athletic of-
ficials are at a loss to account for
this- as, according to all advance in-
formation, the Ohio and Purdue games
will be the most hotly contested.
The booth will be open from 9 to
12 and from 1:30 to 5 o'clock today.

Employment Bureau, Service Commit
tee Are Among Those Included In
Benefiting Departments
With the aim of securing at leas
$5,000, the budget for the coming
year, the Student Christian associa
tion campaign for funds begins nex
Tuesday evening. Donald J. Porter
'21, is general chairman of the drive
Organization of the work will b4
similar to that of the Union life mem
bership drive and to that of the Lane
hall drive last year. Captains have
been appointed by the general chair-
man and these men each select teams
of 10 men who will each see a cer.
tam number of men to obtain thei
Aim at $1 a Man
With this year's budget set a
$5,000, it will be necessary for nearly
every man on the campus to con-
tribute at least a dollar to secure th
amount necessary for carrying on th
year's work. Officials of Lane hal
believe, however, that the studen-
body is- beginning to appreciate the
work of the University service corn
mittee, the extension service, the em
ployment bureau, and the other de
partments of the S. C. A., and expec
this will be shown in the size of the
Seven Departments Included
The seven departments of the S. C
A., which will be included in the bud-
get, are: university service commit
te, religious education, extensioi
service by students throughout th
state, world service by Michigan grad
uates in foreign countries, frienidl
service to foreign students, studen
employment bureau, and publicit:
concerning religion.
Instructions for team captains an
details of the campaign will be ex
plained to them at a luncheon at 1
o'clock today at Lane hall.
President Marion L. Burton state
last night that he was greatly please
with the way in which Gov. Alexande-
J. Groesbeck dealt with the matte
of the appropriation for the Univer
sity in his message delivered to th
legislature yesterday. "The outlool
for the acceptance of the Universit:
budget is good," said the Presideni
"and Governor Groesbeck's messag
shows that he is in the proper fram
of mind."
Tells of Finances
After covering the condition of th
state finances and stressing the neces
sity of economy in the adminstratio:

of state affairs, the governor consid
ered in his message the additional ex
penditures that the state must mak
in the next few years.
"It will avail us nothing to criti
cise the policies of the past, which,
is alleged, have been largely instru
mental in bringing about these condi
tions," said the governor inn his mes
sage. "We must deal with them a
we find them, and formulate a fisca
policy which will not only take car
of the reasonable expenses of th
state administration, but allow th
building of such necessary extension
to our institutions as is consister
with reasonable demands. -
Question of How Soon
"If it is true that the University, fc
instance, needs some $16,000,000 to re
place obsolete structures, and tho
this condition has prevailed for a col
siderable number of years withoi
remedy, then the question is how soc
shall this work be started and ho
soon shall the money be raised."





Paterson, N. J., Jan. 6.-The federated
board of governors of associated.in-
dustries of Paterson today addressed
an announcement to "the . citizens of
Paterson" asserting that all silk work-
ers must return to a 48 hour week
basis by Jan. 17 and that lower wages
are inevitable.
Moundsville, W. Va., Jan. 6.-A tail-
or shop in the West Virginia peniten-
tiary was set on fire here tonight by
several convicts who tried to escape.
Warden Terrill announced that one
prisoner, a man serving a life term,
had escaped during the trouble.
Ottawa, Can., Jan. 6.-Elimination
of strikes and labor disputes in the
building industry of Canada through
the use of standardized wage agree-
ments and contracts is contemplated
in a plan to be considered by the As-
sociation of Canadian Building and
Construction Industries. Wages would
be standardized throughout the Dom-
inion and a standard contract form
would be used.

Washington, Jan.

6.-The war fin-

Due to labor conditions affect-
ing our engravers and printers
the final date for taking of Sen-
ior pictures for the Michigan-
ensian IS JANUARY 22. Ar-
range for sittings immediately.
Saturday, January 22 is thq final
date. Dont wait until the last

ance corporation is hoping for busi-
ness, Secretary Houston announced
today, adding that the corporation
would carry out the law creating it in
the- spirit in which the statute was
drawn as the result of action of con-
gress in overriding the President's
veto. The treasury secretary said that
funds for making loans would be fil-i
ed by the corporation but that no
steps would be taken to acquire the
fund until the needs of the corporation
were known.

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