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VOL. XL, NO. 38.





President Declares Students
Must Follow Dictates
of Common Good.


Dignified Ceremonies Promoted
at Unknown Soldier Tomb

Fletcher Dormitory Undesirable
in Many Respects, Says
University Head.
Conformity to the ademic
standard of; the University. and
conduct of the student's private
affairs without producing unfavor-;
able publicity to the University are
the only criteria which the Admin-;
istration will employ in taking ao'-
ciplinary action against students,
according to Dr. Alexander cx.
Ruthven in an interview to The
Daily yesterday.
In reply to a query regarding the,
nature of the separate responsi-
bilities of the student and the Uni-
versity to each other, President{
Ruthven stated that whereas it is
the University's duty only to edu-
cate the student, not to .reform}
him, the student's responsibility is
to conform to the regulations of
the University which in the opinion
of those employed by the sta te to
conduct the affairs of the Univer-
sity are best for maintaining the
m orale and good name of the in-
stitution. Since his Saginaw speech,
in which he declared that the Uni-
versity did not stand in "loco pa-
rentis,, to the. student, many en-
quiries concernig the :status orf,



in Arlington Cemetery.
Chief Executive Delivers Talk
Over Coast to Coast Radio
Station Hook-up.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. - The
American people, lead by Presi-
dent Hoover, today commemorated
the eleventh anniversary of ths
signing of the Armistice which end-
ed the greatest military conflict in


(By Associated Press) ficials of the two nations joined in
DETROIT, Nov. 11-Described as the dedication exercises.
a monument to the 114 years of Governor Fred W. Green, of the
uninterrupted peace and of ever- state of Michigan, spoke for the
increasing friendship between the United States. "The genius of en-
two nations, the Ambassador bridge, gineers and builders has combined
arching the Detroit River between to produce this bridge," lie said,
Canada and the United States was "but more than a physical it is a
formally dedicated this afternoon. spiritual bond between America
The dedication of the huge span, and Canada. Today we are dedi-
tthe largest suspension bridge in the eating an instrument of utility to
world, was the climax of the Armis- enhance the friendship of two
tice Day observance here and in great peoples.
the Canadian border cities, the pa- "Between two stately towers of,
rades of veterans on both sides of steel we have suspended a spiritual
the border having the bridge as highway for the people of God."
their goal. At the bridge, the vet- For, Canada the Hon. Charles Mc-
erans of the A. E. F. met a similar Rae, minister of mines of Ontario,
cavalcade of their former comrades was the chief speaker. "Voicing the
in arms, the veterans of Canada, views of Canadians everywhere, I
and these two groups, like the of- tell of the great pleasure I have
in taking part in this dedication;
in the forging of another link in
our chain of friendship," he said.
"This is our Thanksgiving Day as
well as Armistic Day. How could
31 an occasion be more fitting?
"We have every reason to point
P P[ L with pride to the accomplishment
of our two countries. This bridge
'n WiJt '1Z C.ntru y will be an ambassador of good


Structure Will be Completed for
Fall Semester of 1930,
Builders Say.
Occupants Will be Divided Into
Four Distinct Resident
and Social Groups.
Contracts for the erection of a
new University dormitory for
women have been signed, and ac-
tual construction work will proceed
immediately, it is announced by
Shirley WV. Smith, secretary of the
University. The dormitory is to
be built on the east side of Palmer
field, facing Observatory street, and
will accommodate 452 women.
Progress in the University dor-
mitory program has been delayed
for some time because of the diffi.
ulties which the architects, Mal-
comb and Higginbotham, met in
producing plans for a building
which contractors would agree to
2rect at a price within the limit
>et by the Guardian Trust company
of Detroit, the financial firm which
is backing the dormitory construe-'
Reach Agreement.


the student in the eyes of the Uni-
versity have been made; but more
particularly have they been mader
with regard to the nature of the
student's relation to the institu-
Parents Are Responsible.
To further clarify his division of
responsibilities, Dr. Ruthven' made
the following analogy, in which he
likened the student's duty to "that
of an employee in a large manu-
facturing enterprise, which, let us
say, is engaged in making wheels.
As long as this employee turns out
good wheels, he is qualified for his
job. But if he should come drunk
to work one day, he would be dis-
missed, even though he continued
to make good wheels, because he
would be a bad influence upon thel
morale of the rest of the men, and
because of the unsavory light in
which he would put the establish-
The case of the student is exactly,
this: the student, by placing him-
self in the environment of the
University by his own volition,
must expect to accept certain dic-
tates of the University for the sake
of the larger good. He must also con-
duct his affairs so as to avoid un-
favorable publicity to the institiu-

As in every city, town and ham-
let Ithroughout the nation, simple
and dignified ceremonies honoringI
1 " ' the memory of the hero dead of the
fN I
war, were held in Washington. Tof
the undecorated white marble slab
I which covers the body of the un-
known American soldier in the Ar-
Contracts signed yesterday by University officials provide for the lington cemetery there went dur-
erection of a women's dormitory o n the east side of Palmer field, fac-,
ing Observatory street. The dormitory will be six stories high and ing the day a pilgrimage of gov-
will house approximately 450 sty dents. eminenteoflicials, including the
_-._-._.._..____: ----- - -_ __ ______ -_-- ---- -- ---------- I chief executive, and world war vet-
erans to lay wreaths of tribute.
n T r RTTJ Chairman Appoits I President Addresses Legion.
'~ V ii D Me br"fJH The climactic touch was provided
' ! m~er O 4 3 tonight in. exercises of the Ameri-
ii i I I~R T ~ ~ ane ~..,mm" -e can Legion, which President Hoover
NATUNIL I [ liNC :tteeS chose for the enunciation to the
----- world of his Armistice Day mes-
Committee appointments sage.The audience of federal offi-
Deans Huber, Effinger Likewise J-Ho-of the 1931 classes have been cials, diplomats and world war vet-
erans was estimated to be 18,000,
Represent University made by Francis ,Bebee, '31E. Or- and arrangements made it possible
at New York. 'ganization of the committee elected for the chief executive's address to
- to conduct this year's Hop has been ; be heard by radio throughout the
70 EDUCATORS PRESENT completed and arrangements are country.
already begun. Twelve thousand Legion postsf
irs ady fogo . ahad been instructed to gather and
Mare than 70 university teachers teThe following are the commit- listen in, o e of the speakers be-
and adminiistrators.frorm all parts ,tees: Music, Richard A. Furniss, 31 ing their national commander, O. L
of the country met last week-end!E., chairman, and Victor J. Kirsch- "Bodenhamer.
in New York to attend the thirty- ncr, '31; tickets, Albert F. Donohue, They likewise heard a message
first annual conference of the As- '31; favors, Henry Schmidt, '31; from their war-chief, Gen. John J.
sociation of American universities. chairman, and Leo Conway, '31 L; Pershing, who cabled to Boden-
Miciain was representedy uesis booths, George Weyl, '31, chairman, hamer from Paris a greeting to his
~ichigan was represented by Presi- and Max Melick. '31 FC; invita- comrades of world war.
dent Alexander G. Ruthven, Dean tions, William Cook, '31 A, chair- Tribute Paid Dead.
G. Carl Huber of the Graduate 'man, and James McMeeken, '31 M; At 11 o'clock, for two minutes
school, and Dean John R. Effin- decorations, Neil Warren, '31 A. Washington stilled its activities as
ger of the Literary college. Conway has been named assistant a tribute to the dead of the war.
Conduct and standards of grad- chairman of the J-Hop committee, The Senate stood silent during this
rate schools were the chief consid- 1 Fred Mitchell, '31 B. Ad., treasurer, period which was ended by the soft
!ration dealt with at the conven- and Joseph F. Sahlmark, '31 P, sec- tone of "Taps," blown by an army
tion. Discussions centered around retary. Keith Bennett, '31, has been bugler at the unknown soldier's
the requirements of the doctor's chosen chairman of the floor com- tomb.j
thesis, the stipends of fellowships mittee --.
and research provisions for gradu- I
ate students,' and also with the I While no wholly definite negoti- { SENIORS DELAY
graduate work peculiar to each of ations have been undertaken for BUYING PHOTOS
the graduate professional schools. decorations, it is believed probable
Professor Effinger, who left two that a contest for the decorations . -
days before the principal confer- design will be conducted among Final Date on 'Ensian Pictures,
ence opened, is a member of the students of the Architectural col- Set for Last of Month.
committee on classification of uni- lege.

o ..nilQ wc a ttucy a sw 1. x.
Dates Given as Reason for "Upon this day of Canada's
Change in Schedule. Thanksgiving, upon the Armistice
, g ' day, with reverence for our land,
- may I express to the United States
"THE JEST" TO BE GIVEN this wish, that the sun may ever
set upon this bridge with the bonds
In order to effect co-operation of friendship and love between the
with Comedy Club and its produc- two countries as strong as they are
tion of "The Jest," Play Produc- today."
tion has postponed it presentation
of "Leila," by Dorothy Ackerinan,
29 to Friday and Saturday nights,
January. 24 and 25. Th~e production
was originally scheduled for No-SE O D L C U R
vember 29 and 30. ___
The change in date was ne c's- Louis K. Anspacher Will Speak'
sary, according to Valentine B hrsa igt ecrdo
Windt, director, to make possibl 3 Thursday Night; Second on
the construction of the scenery for Oratorical List.
"The Jest." Charles Holden, grad.,
and the stage craft class of the'DRAl.A TO BE DISCUSSED
Play Prroduction course will have DAI OB ICSE
charge of the designing and build-
ing of the sets for the Comedy Club Louis K. Anspacher, who is con-
play. Consequently, since the two sidered to be one of America's
Sproductions were jscheduledonly.greatest orators, will appear at Hill.
one week apart, the sets for both y auditorium Thursday night as the.
sons eokldpat, b e suilt bthe Isecond speaker on the ,Oratorical
shows could not be built by association program of the season.
stagecraft class. His topic, "The Trend of Modern
Rehearsals for "The Jest," which American Drama," will deal with
will be given November 19 to 23 in the trend toward the little theatre,
the Lydia Mendelssohn theatre, j the repertory theatre, what is like-
were too far along to warrant a j ly to be the sphere of the theatre
change in the date for that pro- I of the future, and what will hap-
duction. pen to the legitimate stage after'
"Leila" is the play which tied the movies have monopolized the
with "City Haul," produced lastf empire of pure entertainment.
week by Play Production, for first Discrediting the popular . belief
place in the student-written three- that we have fallen upon degen-
act play contest held last year by crate days, .Mr. Anspacher believes
the Division of English. Admissions that the modern theatre is uphold-
to this play will be by invitation, ing the Shakespearean maxim of
as was the case with "City Haul," holding the mirror up to life, and
and the production will be given in in his lecture he discusses many of
the Lydia Mendelssohn theatre. the significant plays of the day
"These two plays, 'City Haul' and I which uphold his opinion.
'Leila' are to be produced on as Coming to the lecture platform
equal a basis as possible," Mr. after a long and distinguished ca-
Windt said yesterday, "in order reer in the theatre as a dramatist,
,that the public may judge the re- }critic, and actor, Mr. Anspacher dis-
lative merits of the two produc. played so great an eloquence, sense
tions as well as the abilities of the ' of humor, and depth of culture that
playwrights. he was immediately acclaimed as
Ione of the finest of American ora-
1 ~I tars. He has written a score oft
CANADA FINANCE 'successful plays, an^ong which "The
EXECUTIVE DIES , Unchastened Woman" is consider-
ed the best. '
Mi JA. Robb Lo Battl Mr. Anspacher won his A.B. de-
.inisterJ.A.RobbLosesB legree at the College of the City of
Against Pneumonia. New York, following which he spe-
cialized in philosophy and ethics
(By Associated Press) at the Colutnbia University grad-
TORONTO, Ontario, Nov. 11.--uate school where he received his
James Alexander Robb, Canadian (Continued on Page 2, Col. 5)


When asked whether in his opin- versi-ties and colleges, of which
ion a higher academic standard Adam LeRoy Jones of bolumbia
would be sufficiert to debar the un- university is chairman. This com-
desirables from the university mitte e, according to Dlean Effinger,
without further need for disciplin- adjudged the merits of certain in-
ary machinery, President Ruthven stitutions petitioning the Associa-
countered with another question, tion for inclusion on its accredited
"What do you think the parents of list of universities and colleges.
these students would say to that?
At the present time, when we find Ca o F im eCeiveS
it necessary to dismiss students at g
the end of the first term because j Huge Soviet ContraCi
of their low marks, many parents-
lay direct blame for the childrens' (By Associated Press)
failure to the University. Further, MOSCOW, Nov. 11-In competi
we are expected by the parents to tion with foreign engineers, the
assume a measure of responsibility MacDonald Engineering Co. of Chi-
for the conduct of their children cago today was successful in ob-
while at the University." taming a $110,000,000 contract for
Students Treated Liberally. I the construction of a chain of huge
Dr. Ruthven then stated that in cement plants, grain elevators, flou
his view the students at Michigan mills and miscellaneous industria
had greater freedom in the conduct enterprises throughout the Soviet
of their private affairs than those union. The government will sup-
of any other institution in the ply the capital, material and labor
United States. "But nevertheless," ENAT E VOTES TO
he continued, 2 stand flatly on th
ground that the students should be ON ME TAL US
given absolutely every measure of OA
freedom and opportunity for self, By D. harold Oliver, Associated
government that they can assume. Press Writer.
When asked to define the basis
upon which the- University disbar- WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.-Th
red any students from the right to Senate voted today to give highe
live at Fletcher Hall, following the tariff protection to another min-
arrest of three students last week; eral entering into the manufacture
on a liquor charge, President Ruth-
yen declared frankly, that the ac- f steel, approving retention of the
tion was not made merely because House duty, of 50 cents a pound on
a quantity of liquor was found in tungsten as against 45 cents in th
the attic of the dormitory,.and present law.
three students hlivingthere were Finance Committee Republican
indicted. "It has long been evi- had proposed elimination of th
dent that there were certain other five cent increase, but a vote of 3
unfavorable influences operating to 31 the first tie since the tarif
*S14.. .h a m -a mil m aQ n mthis u as reipet


But plans were produced Satur-
day for a building which the Fehr-
son brothers contracting- Company
of Minneapoli~R, Minni. estimated to
build at a figure within th~e. $950,-
000 available, and final contracts
between the Contractors and the
trust company are now signed, and
the building is to be be completed,
according to coitract agreement,
by July 31, 1930.
The dormitory will be six stories
high, and of fireproof constructipn
thaoughout. T h e ground floor,
which will be semi-basement, and
the attic floor will both be utilized
in addition to the four regular
Will Have Social Groups.
Four entirely separate groups of
women, each group to consist of
X13 persons each, will be accommo-
dated in the dormitory, it is an-
nounced. The ground floor will
contain separate liing rooms and
separate dining rooms for each of
the four groups. Each group of res-
idents will be under a distinct so-
cial 1administration.
This separation of the total num-
ber of students into smaller groups
is intended ,to make each woman.
more intimately acquainted with
the person she is living with than
would be possible if the entire
group of 452 existed as a loosely or-
ganized whole, it was said by Uni-
versity officials.
Applications for admission to the
dormito'ry will be received at they
office of the Dean of Women, it
was announced yesterday. Details
of thep plan by which students will
ibe selected for admission have not
t been worked out.
Secretary Smith's annoincement
comes as a climax to the dormitory
project which had its inception in
April, 1928, when the Regents ap-
proved a plan to build a woman's
dormitory. A number of stipula-
tions, apparently intended to in-
sure the success of the proposed
dormitory as a paying proposition,
were attached to the Regents' ap-
E proval, but the plan went through
and excavations were begun in the
fall of 1928.
Delays arose when no contractors
would estimate to do the job at{a
figure substantially less than $1,-
000,000. The Guardian Trust com-
pany was willing to loan only $850,-
000 for the structure; and this sum,
plus $100,000 which the Detroit
Alumnae association guaranteed to
raise, represented the total funds
Since last fall, various minor
'changes have been made in the
plans, in an attempt to reduce the
cost of the proposed building at
least $50,000, 'to bring it down to
the $950,00 level. Present plans,
which have met with the approval
of University officials and of the
various contracting companies, call
for a building which is little differ-
ent from the original plans in ex-
terior architecture. Slight changes
-have been made in interior plans,
'however, and the building has been
designed to accommodate 48 fewer
students than the 500 originally,
' planned on.

Low Flying Aviator
,,.aa . r w .o.

uspenaea T en D ays
One pilot has been grounded for
10 days because he flew over the
stadium during the Ohio game, Oc-'
tober 26, at an altitude lower than
that specified by the Department of
Commerce as being a lawful height
for cruising over a crowd of peo-
ple. This is the first action taken
with regard to the University's re-
- quest that the federal law be en-
e forced against pilots flying over the
stadium during games.
. Investigations into several re-
r ported offenses during the Har-
e vard-Michigan game last Saturday
r are now being conducted by the rep-
1! resentatives of the Department of
t Commerce in Detroit, the results of
- which will be announced within the
. next two days,
t anent. Fourteen Republicans and 17
Democrats voted for it.
Senator McNary of Oregon, act-

There still remain 952 seniors
who have not yet had their photo-
graphs taken for the senior sections
of the 1930 'Ensian, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Samuel At-i
kins, '30, business manager. The
final date on which these pictures
may be taken has been set at the
end of November, so it is impera-
tive, Atkins said, that this large
number attend to this matter at
Last year many seniors delayed
making appointments with the
photographers until after Thanks-
giving as a result of which they
were either given inconvenient ap-
pointments or were entirely denied
a place in the senior section.
Before these pictures may be tak-E
en it is necessary to buy a photo-
grapher's receipt for $3 from the
business offices of the 'Ensian any
afternoon between 1 and 5 o'clock.
This receipt will entitle the holder

Minister of Finance, died of a
stroke he suffered today, a short
time after physicians had announc-
ed he was naking satisfactory, pro-
gress in a fight against pneumonia.
He was 70 years old.
Mr. Robb became ill three weeks
ago while on a train -en route from
Ottawa to Toronto. Lobar pneu-
monia developed but he appeared
to make good progress toward re-

Independence Mission
Departs From Manila
(PBy .Asso,:iated Press;)
MANILA, Nov. 11-The departure
of the Philippine independence
mission for Washington was fixed
for Dec. 7 at a meeting of the In-
dependence Commission Saturday


ing president pro-tem; was among
the Republicans voting in the neg-
ative. Had ┬░Vice-president Curtis
been presiding it would have been
necessary for him to cast the decid-
ing vote.
Thu decision same soon after last
week's vote to raise the t-aritf of
manganese, another raw mineral
used in steel manufacture which
the committee .majority had pro-
posed to transfer to the free list.
No explanation was given for the

*to an appointment with any one of MENDELSSOHN THEATRE TO OFFER
the four official photographers,'
who are: Day, Randall, Rentschler, MARIONET TE PERFORMANCE FRIDA Y
and Speeding. ___-----___ _____-_
If the seniors not yet photo- Tony Sarg's Marionettes will pre- each season in New York, Chicago,
graphed take care of this matter Philadelphia, Boston, and all large
at once, Atkins said, they will save sent aduo- performance Friday cities of the East and once every
considerable time and will there- 1afternoon and night in the Lydia two years make a trip to the Pacific
by assure themselves of a position I Mendelssohn theatre, under the coast, appearing in the cities en
in the 'Ensian. auspices of the Ann Arbor Alumni route. These same presentations;
association. ;will be given in New York for one
C" sInothe afternoon one of Grimm's month later in the season, and the
Band,"?company that is to appear on
fairy tales, "The Bremen Band,"'Broadway with the identical pro-
which has been adopted to the ac- ductions, will be shown in the
tivities of the acting dolls will be Lydia Mendelssohn theatre. The
given. "The Stolen Pricess,' a short- company has its own stage, com-
play will be on the same program plete with scenery, lighting effect,
at the matinee performance. This transfoimation, arid other realistic
story is in oriental style, much like' scenes.


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