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XXXIX. No. 29.





"That Article XIV of
constitution be amended


Proposal, If Passed, Will Require
Only 100 Members To Vote
On Future Measures
Student members of the Union,
seated on the lower floor of Hill
auditorium at the beginning of the
Wisconsin game pep meeting to-
night, will be given an opportunity
to vote upon a proposed change in
the Union constitution which
would alter the methods of amend-
ing that instrument.
During the first five minutes of
the pep meeting, scheduled to be-
gin at 8 o'clock, William E.'Nissen,
29, president of the Union, aided
by Kenneth Schafer, '29, recording
secretary, will call the men seated
on the 'lower floor to order and
wil put to them the question of the
amendment as printed in, The
Daily this morning.
In order to save time, the pro-
posed amendment will not be read
at that time but will be submitted
as carried in The Daily. A rising
vote will be taken and if two-thirds
of those voting favor the change it
will become a portion of the Union
Change Is Simplification
The change as it was endorsed
in proposal by an investigating
committee of five and adopted
unanimouslyhby the board of d-
rectors of the Union, would make
it possible for the Union constitu-
tion to be amended at a meeting
at which but 100- members were
present, provided that two-thirds
of that group favored the amend-
Under the present system, it is
necessary that 600 members be pre-
sent at an assembly and that at1
least two-thirds favor the proposal
in order to secure its adoption.
both plans provitle that suitable
notice must be given and published
at least 10 days previous to the
meeting at which the amendment
to be considered shall be submit-
ted to a ballot of the members of
the Union.
Former Quorum Difficult
The impossibility of getting 600
members of the Union to attend
an assembly called to discuss any
amendment has been demonstrat-
ed repeatedly within recent years.
It is for this reason that the ques-
tion of changing the system will
be proposed to the men of the stu-
dent body tonight.
Although several changes to the
constitution are included in the
proposal, they are to be voted upon
in a group and will constitute but
one amendment to the instrument.
It is the express desire of spon-
sors of the plan to have it under-
stood that this amendment is not
to be considered as in any way
connected with the merit system
proposal. The merit system pro-
posal was submitted last spring and
though apparently adopted was
thrown out on account of illegal
May Submit Plan Again
At the time it was planned to
submit it to the student body some
time this fall. It is probable that
it will be brought up and consid-
ered again later in the college year.
The proposed admendment has
received hearty approval from both
members of the faculty and offi-
cials of the Union. The simplifica-
tion of the amending process is
regarded as a great improvement
in the Union constitution.

One thousand dollars will be giv-
en next year to some graduate stu-
dent in the field of European eco-
nomic history, accordingrtoan an-
nouncement made yesterday from
the office of the economics depart-
The fellowship is the result of a
gift made last March. The recipient
must be a candidate for the doc-
tor's degree and will be expected to
spend the greater part of his timel

"'A special meeting or election
of the members of the Union
shall be called by the record-
ing secretary upon request of
a majority of the members of
the board of directors or of at
least two hundred members of
the Union, stating with reason-
able particularity the matter or ,'
matters proposed to be con-
"'At least ten day's notice
by suitable posting and publi-
cation shall be given by the
recording secretary of any such
special meeting or election, and
the notice shall state the mat-
ter or matters proposed to be
considered, substantially as the
same shall have been stated in
such written request. At such
meeting, or election, no action
shall be taken on any other
"That Article XV of the con-
stitution be repealed and that
the following be added as an
additional section of Article
"'Seven members of the
board shall constitute a quor-
um of such board.'
"And that Article XVI of the
constitution be renumbered to
become XV and to read as
"'Amendments to this con-
stitution, not in violation of
the Articles of Association, may
be adopted only at a special
meeting or election of the
Union, after due notice as
Article XIV, at which meeting
or election not less than 100
votes shall be cast.
"'At such meeting or elec-
tion the proposed amendment.
or amendments shall be voted
on by ballot, and a majority of
two-thirds of the votes cast at
such meeting or election shall
be necessary for the adoption
of any amendment or amend-
Six Alumni Aspire
To Political Jobs
' In Western State
Six alumni of the university are
candidates for offices 'in the fall
elections in Washington according
to recent information from Seattle.
James T. Lawler, '98L, is a candi-
date for County Commissioner of
the first committee district; Bruce
Blake, '05L, after defeating Preston
M. Troy, '93L, in the primary, is
now running for a position as judge
of the Supreme Court; Howard M.
Findley, '04L, for judge of the su-
perior Court; Austin E. Griffiths,
'88L for United States senator;
Charles M.. Dial, '93L, for member
of the House of Representatives
from the 41st district; Frank
Pierce, '90L, for member of the
House from the 42nd district.
Liquor criminality is on the in-
crease according to a summary of
the results issued at the Depart-
ment of Justice yesterday for pro-
hibition cases forecasted 'by the
Federal Government in the fiscal
year which ended June 30. . This
is an increase over the preceding
year of 15,020.
Cases which were terminated
during this time were: convictions,
48,820; acquittals, 1,431; discontin-
ued, 6,114; and dismissed, etc., 2,-

Literary Dean Warns Against Too
Much Or Too Little
Specialization '
"In a more personal sense, that
education is most practical which,
quite apart from business or scien-
tific success will assure the student
a reasonable happiness and satis-
faction in life," stated Dean John
R. Effinger, of the literary college,
in his talk last night on the fourth
of the current series of Michigan
Night programs, broadcast between'
7 and 8 o'clock through WJR-WCX,
Dean Effinger, speaking on "What
is Practical in Education," discuss-
ed the ordinary attitude of a prac-
tical education, that one which can
be turned into dollars and cents
in the shortest possible time. "For
many students such a course of
study is undoubtedly the right
thing," he said, "and a few months
in a business college will give them
a knowledge of stenography, type-
writing, and elementary book-keep-
ing which will prepare them for a
job in an office without much de-
lay. In such a way a severely prac-
tical education might be quickly
secured. The question is, however,
whether or not a college student
should not look farther ahead and
think about fitting himself by a
slower process for more advanced
"Specialists Make Discoveries"
"In addition to just a knowledge
of one special field, results have
proven that a general education is
a great asset," Dean Effinger stat-
ed. "In a more technical field the
question as to what is practical in
education must be approached from
a different angle, but the man who
spends long years in the study of
physics or chemistry, who knows
the underlying principles of these
sciences, is almost always the man
who makes the great scientific dis-
.Prof. Ralph W. Aigler, of the
Law school, who had as his title
"Becoming a Landowner," discuss-
ed the meaning of a warranty deed.
Professor Aigler mentioned the va-
rious problems and disappointing
expectations which have arisen out
of an inadequate knowledge on the
part of buyers of the procedure
involved in the transfer of land.
"In buying land or taking a mort-.
gage on it," he said, "one should
know that the seller or mortgager
owns the interest which he pur-
ports to sell or mortgage, and, sec-
ondly, there must be an effective
instrument of conveyance.
"Consult Lawyer"
"However, due to the many ele-
ments to be considered in each, in
the long run it will be more eco-
nomical when occasion arises to
consult someonei in whose training
and experience and judgment you
have reason to believe you may
Last night's program was the last
to be broadcast from the old studio
on the fourth floor of University
hall, it was announced by Prof.
Waldo M. Abbot, of the rhetoric
department, who is announcer and
program manager for the local sta-

tion. Although the new studio
which is being constructed in Mor-
ris hall will not be completed, it
will be available for the broad-
casting of next week's program.

In the past four seasons of
football, the University of Mich-
igan has scored 93 points to
none for the University of
Wisconsin. In the seasons of
1921 to 1927, the universities
have met each year, and each
time, Michigan has emerged
triumphant. Tomorrow after-
noon, the two will again en-
gage in the new stadlum, with
Michigan generally picked to
The campus and the whole
sporting world know all too
well that Michigan is now ex-
periencing its poorest season
in the history of its athletics.
In this University where the
general attitude has always
been one of counting by how
much the opponent was to be
defeated, instead of deciding
who was to be the winner, the
football team has dropped
three straight games on succes-
sive Saturdays. There has
been complaint and excuse,
failing and support which has
been disgusting to Michigan
men and women. The team
has done its best, but in most
instances, this has gone un-
noticed and the mere fact of
losing has been foremost.
Tonight, the first pep meet-t
ing of the season will take
place at 8 o'clock in Hill audi-
torium. There have been Pep
meetings in the past, but none
has been more important
than this tonight. At others,
the Student body has met and
given half-hearted cheers for
a team and coaching staff that
had victory odds with them.
This pep meeting is different, 1
however. The time has come
for the entire student body-
not only the usual freshman,
but the dignified sophomore
and stately upperclassman-to
lend full-hearted support to a
new half-hearted team, down-
cast by defeat. The band,
Coach Yost, and other fixtures
will be on hand. The new ele-
ment needed most is hearty
student support.
It is all too obvious the team
needs support. The effect of aM
packed pep meeting tonight at
Hill auditorium may ,work
wonders. Show your colors!
Ye Olde Town Hall
To Peal Its Chimes
On Election Morne
Polling day will be heralded here
with the ringing of bells and the
screeching of sirens if the present
plans of the city officials are car-
ried out.
Promptly at 7 o'clock on that
Tuesday morning the bells tin the
towers of the county building and
in the police station will begin
pealing their summons to all voters
throughout the city. At the same
time the siren at the University
of Michigan power house will give
out its signal in an appeal for Ann
Arborites to remember their duties1
'as citizens.
Aldermen who are in charge of
the polling places predict that the
voting congestion will be one of
the greatest ever experienced by
the city, unless those who are able
0- o
Return of a considerable I
number of tickets for the Wis- I
consin-Michigan game Satur- I
day from the Badger school, I
makes possible the offering of E
excellent seats on the visitors' E

side of the stadium by the I.
athletic association, it was an-
nounced late yesterday after- I
These tickets will be on gen-
eral sale at the Administra-
tion building until game time,
according to the association's
to cast their votes during the
morning or afternoon will do so.,
otherwiserattendants will be seri-
ously hampered in giving every-
body a chance to vote during the
evening hours.
The 20 voting machines whichI
were used during the last presi-
dential elections in this town are
I now being turned over to the police
for disposal while the funds from
the sale will be placed in the police-
firemen pension fund.
These machines were condemned
by the state as junk after the last

Archery Shoot Across Lake Will Be
Feature Of Afternoon Program
At Saginaw Forest
Representatives of more than 400
alumni of the School of Forestry
and Conservation are arriving to-
day from all over the country to
take part in the Quarter Century
Forester's reunion to be held to-
day and Saturday, announced Prof.
E. V. Jotter, chairman. Among the
prominent alumni is John F. Pres-
ton, chairman of the Forester's
Alumni association.
The reunion will begin with reg-
istration this morning at 9:30 in
room 1045 Natural Science build-
ing, which will be the headquarters
of the affair. At 10 o'clock the en-
tire group is scheduled to take a
tour of the Forestry library and
laboratories, the school and the
university in general.
It is planned that at 12 o'clock
the group will assemble at the head
the group will assemble at the
headquarters from which they will
be taken in automobiles to the
Saginaw Forest farm out Huron
street, where a camp dinner will be
served. Reminiscences will be giv-
en by various alumni who are now
spread around the country in gov-
ernment and commercial forest
work. Among them will be Clyde
Leavitt, 04, M. R. Webb, 23, J. B.
Saxton 10, and E. A. Gallup, 16, who
is city forester of Ann Arbor.
Various forestry stunts on the part
of both alumni and students will
continue the afternoon program.
Prof. L. J. Young, will have
charge of a woods trip through
Saginaw forest where the alumni
may observe the trees which they
planted twenty years ago now
grown to full height. An additional
feature on the program will be an
archery shoot across the take by
Ivan H; Sims, of the Forestry school
and Edward F. McCarthy. The re-
mainder of the afternoon will be
spent taking an automobile trip to
Stinchfield woods, which is also
maintained by the Forestry school.
President Little is scheduled to
speak at the banquet tonight at the
Union. His topic will be "Our New-~
est School," and he will be intro-
duced by W. W. Weber, of the For-
est Products Laboratory, Madison,'
Wisconsin. Greetings on the part
of the school as a whole will be
given by Dean S. T. Dana.
The roadway of the new Broad-
way bridge was completed Wednes-
day when the contractor poured the
asphalt weearing surface, City
Engineer George H. Sandenburgh
(By Associated Press)
LAKEHURST, N. J., Oct. 25-
Wind-locked in the Navy hangar
the German Graf Zeppelin was in
readiness tonight to heave itself
into the air at a moment's notice
on its projected flight to the mid-
It had been hoped that the stiff
breeze sweeping across the hangar
doors all day would die down at

Edusk and permit departure at that
time, but instead the wind fresh-
ened to such a point that Navy
' officers feared an attempt to re-
move the greatest of all airships
to the open might result in its be-
ing torn apart against the han-
gar's walls.

Bp Yellit
Tonight the student body will have a chance to demonstrate
the inaccuracy of the rumor that they are more worried about when
the bootleggers are coming back to town than whether or not Michi-
gan ever wins another football game. The occasion will be a pep-
meeting at 8 o'clock in Hill auditorium to rally student support
behind Michigan's faltering but fighting gridders.
Three notable men, prominent in Wolverine athletic history,
have been secured by the Student council to -key enthusiasm to the
highest pitch. Judge William L. Day, 'OOL, erstwhile pigskin
performer for Michigan and president of the Athletic association,
is scheduled to provide the big blow of the evening. "Bill Day
hails from Cleveland, where he customarily puts in an 8-hour day
presiding over a Federal district court.
1 _1 -%. - . 1 7* . I T T*

Building And Grounds Department
Busy Making Alterations
In Buildings
Blue-prints for the proposed new
engineering research building have
been drawn and are ready for
presentation to the state legisla-
ture when requests for appropria-
tions are made, it was announced
yesterday at the offices of Edward
C. Pardon, superintendent of the
Buildings and Grounds depart-
In addition to this project, the
department is hard at work im-
proving housing conditions for
other divisions of University activ-
ity, according to reports from Irv-
ing W. Truettner, maintenance in-
spector. Five houses near the cor-
ner of Washington and Forest ave-
nues are being remodeled com-
pletely to be used as new dormitory
quarters for hospital internes.
Changes have been recently com-
pleted in Angell hall, whereby a
room of calculating machines has
been set up in the basement for
free use of all faculty members.
A portable rifle range is being
constructed to meet the increase
of the expanding R. 0. T. C. de-
partment. It will be one of the
finest, most modern portable rifle
ranges in the country when com-
pleted. A new glassed-in unit is
now being added to the Botanical
gardens, out Packard street.
Bronzed entrance lamps are soon
to be erected on the East Univer-
sity avenue side of the East Medi-
cal building. They will be design-
ed after those which adorn the
new Museum.
A giant switchboard is being
constructed for the Women's Lea--
gue building, and electric time re-
corders are being i n s t a lle d
throughout the Lawyer's club.
Mahogany display cases and
bulletin boards of modern design
are being made to fit the wall
niches on the main floor of the
east Engineering buildin.
According to officials of the
Building and Grounds department,
the present program is probably
the most comprehensive ever un-

Director Fielding H. Yost,
assistant,coach and better known
as the grand old man of Michigan
football, was to have been big shot
number two on the program, but
begged of on the ground that stu-
dents have already heard him
enough. Line Coach Jack Blott, all-
American in the fall of '23 and
baseball captain in the sprig of '24
will pinch hit for Yost.
Jack Blott enjoys the distinction
of being one of the few centers in
football who have made touch-
downs. Michigan was attempting
a field goal against Iowa, but the
kick was partially blocked and
Blott fell on the ball over the' goal
line. The play will never be re-
peated -because the rule was
changed the following year.
After the howling success of his
radio oration last Thursday, Hon.
Benjamin Gaylord Oosterbaan was
beseiged with requests to address
the meeting, but had to decline as
he is scouting the Navy-Pennsyl-
vania game Saturday.
Oosterbaan To Scout
"Dick" Freyberg, '26, track cap-
tain and versatile distance man,
will make the third and final ad-
dress. Though it may be irrele-
vant, "Dick" plays the saxophone,
sings passably, and is now a stu-
dent in Dean Cabot's Medical
Michigan's revamped, renovated,
enlarged, and overworked band will
also be on hand to assist. in inject-
ing punch into the ceremonies, ac-
cording to William Lowry, '30,
councilman-promoter of the eve'n-
ing's entertainment. A squad of
double-jointed cheerleaders is like-
wise scheduled to cavort.
Butterfield interests, interested
in preserving the theory of paid
admission to Ann Arbor theatres,
have arranged to bring a comedy
from Detroit to; be shown immedi-
ately upon the conclusion of the
pep-meeting program. Jerry Hoag,
manager of the Michigan, conclud-
ed this dicker with Lowry last
Yost Comments
Director Yost, commenting on
the pep meeting, said yesterday,
"Now is the time when true friend-
ship is needed. Student criticism
of the team makes it exceedingly
difficult to maintain a fighting mo-
rale. Loyalties are tested in de-
feat, not victory."
Five minutes o the pep meeting
will be turned over to the Union
for a rising vote on an amendment
to the Union constitution providing
a new method of amending the
constitution. William E. Nissen,
'29, president of the Union, will
propose the amendment and ref-
eree the vote. Nissen is a member
of the Student council.
Erwin J. Benz was yesterday
elected president of the sophomore
engineers. William H. Churchill
won the vice-presidency of that
class, and Richard A. Furniss was
elected secretary. G. Lawton John-
ann nw C. rrncan acl act rAn nirrs



Skepticism on the part of Uni-
versity scientists regarding the
"serious and semi-official" attempt
in England of Dr. Mansfield Rob-.
inson to communicate with Mars
is widespread, interviews with a
number of professors indicated
"I very much doubt whether any
sane man could find adequate rea-
sons for believing that .Ooom Ga
Wa Na Wa' means 'God is all in
all' any more than it might mean
a number of other things,'' said
Prof. Norman Anning, of the math-
ematics department. "I personal-

ion regarding the feasibility of the
project and declared the matter
too absurd to even bear discussion.
"Although Dr. Robinson iska little
too far away for me to make a, di-
agnosis, yet I seriously doubt the
ability of any man to think straight
who actually contemplates con-
tinued conversation with Mars,"
he said.
Nobody in the physics depart-
ment could be found who would
go further than to declare the en-
tire affair was bunk. But there
was a colloquiom going on, and
perhaps that is the reason none of'
the physicists had time to launch

Sophomore vigilantes, to arms.
There is a freshman at large whol
not only is breaking class tradi-
tions but who has the audacity to
flaunt in . sophomores' faces the
symbol of their disgrace.
Up on the second floor of the
Romance Languages building a
gray pot, topped by the black but-
ton of the lit. school, rests atop a
window sill. A perfectly innocent
little pot it is, all unaware of the
perfidy it represents.
There it lies, a wrinkled bit of

freshman doing? *te
For the, pot held aloft up in the
Romance Languages building is ir-
refutable evidence that some yearl-
ling has discarded his pot in dis-
dain of the entire sophomore class
in general and the recently ap-
pointed vigilance committee in par-
If nothing is done about this, it
would not be surprising in the least
to observe freshmen in the near fu-
ture slapping sophomores' faces
with their pots, daring them to
come fight like men. The apathy

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