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Palmer, Class President, Names
Group to Serve at All
Spring Functions.
Dr. Huber, T. Hawley Tapping
Fred Randall to Address
Group at Meeting. .
Senior literary appointments to
the Honor Guard of the graduating
classes were announced yesterday
by H. Bruce Palmer, '31, president
of the class. The group, which will
serve as a nucleus for all senior ac-
tivities, from now until commence-
ment exercises in June, at which
it will officiate, was selected froml
the men who have been outstand-
ing in university affairs, Palmer

G. Carl Huber,
Dean of the Graduate school.
who, with T. Hawley Tapping, will
address members of the senior
honor guard at the Union tonight.
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To Meet in Union. I IUN IflHI
Organization .of the literary sec-
tion of the Guard will begin with 1
a i e e t i n g at 7:30 o'clock toB-
night in room 316 of the Union.
Appointment of the executive com-|r
mittee and short speeches by Dean I
G. Carl Huber, T. Hawley Tapping, I Youthful Revolutionists Protest
Fred Randall, all officers of the Against Execution of
Alumni association, will occupy the
attention of the group. All literary Three Rebels.
seniors will be exp'ected to attend,
and unless previously excused, those KARACHI, India, Mar. 24.-(AP)-
not present will be removed from Turmoil broke out again in India!
the Guard. today as Mahatma Gandhi, here
Prominent Students Listed. for the Nationalist congress meet-
Sixty students were named to the
Guard by Palmer. They are Perry ing, was jeered by communists, and
Austin, Charles Baldwin, Merton British troops at Cawnpore shot
Bell, Keith Bennett, Fenelon Boes- down at least 30 rioting National-
c h e, Palmer Bollinger, William ists.
Browne, Leigh Chatterson, Donald t
Cook, Frank E. Cooper, Roberti These disorders grew out of the,
Crane, Palmer Crawford, Jerrold execution last week of three Indi-J
Curry, Stephen Dinius, Beakes Dick- ans convicted of the murder of a
erson, A 1 b e r t Donohue, Joseph 21-year-old police official in 1928.?
Downing, George Dusenbury, Harry. Gandhi was taken off a train 12
Eastman, Dean Esling, William G
Garrison, William Gentry, Jack Gil- miles outside of town, but the thou-
bert, Robert Gordon, Kasper Hal- sands gathered here for the con-
verson, George Hamilton, LawrenceJ gress meeting spotted him as he
Hartwig, Arthur Highfield, Whit- rode into town in an automobile.
field Hillyer, George Hofmeister, A group of 30 or more young fel-
Daniel Holmes, Malcolm Hume, lows, known to be of communist
Louis Hurwitz, Jack Levy, Henry leaning, made for him with jeers
Merry, Douglas Miller, Charles Mon- and one even made as if to attack
roe, Clifford Murray, John Noyes, the frail little man with a flagstaff.
(Continued on Page 3) Some carried a tray with a grue-
some mess of mud and blood.
"Here's the blood of our brothers
who were murdered," they cried, re-
ferring to the three executed In-
(By Associated Press) dians. "Take it back with your
Wednesday, March 25, 1931 truce to Delhi."
Wednesday,____ arch___ _,_19 _ Gandhi's men drove off the as-
- Commissionersailants and there were cheers for
DETROIT-Police ommiudoner the Mahatma. Many thought to-
James K. Watkins issued an appeal night the outbreak might rally new
to mortorists and pedestrians tonsuppotra ght's n- -
eliminate carelessness and inatten,- supporters to Gandhi's non-viol-
tion while on the streets. Thece ence campaign and the congress
for hiappealnwas the repo t of would line up even more strongly
for his appeal behind him.
traffic fatalities so far this year. The day at Cawnpore was even
There have been 80 deaths compar- more serious. Rioting began last
ed with 52 at this time in 1930. 1night when Moslem shopkeepers re-
fused to close their stores under a
MT. CLEMENS-County Treasur- Igeneral strike order by the con-
er Thomas Simms went to Lansing gressman. Troops came out when
today to ask the attorney-general the fighting got serious, and before
for a ruling on whether holders of the worst was over 30 had beenj
bank stocks in MacComb county killed and at least 100 injured.
must pay a personal tax on their
shares. . .

Luther Conant of Chicago Heads
Work of Arranging
Graduate Hopes to Form Society
of Early Alumni on Plan
of Tappan Reunion.
Alumni who graduated from the
University in the classes from 1855
to 1871, and those who attended
college here during that period will
take part in the Haven-Angell re-
union, June 19 to 22, it was stated
yesterday when plans for the gath-
ering were announced.
Arrangements are going forward
under the direction of Luther Con-
ant, '64-'66, of Chicago, who has
written letters to all living alumni
who attended Michigan during that
period. The reunion is an outgrowth
of the meeting of the 90-year-ola
"Tappan Boys" which was held last
spring during the commencement
and regular reunion period.
Visitors To Be University's Guests.
Those who attend the reunion
will be guests of the University dur-
ing their stay in Ann Arbor. They
will be furnished reserved seats for
the president's address, commence-
ment exercises, and the alumni
luncheon. They may attend the
,Class day exercises, organ recitals
and receptions as well as visit the
museums, libraries, and points of
interest on the campus.
Mr. Conant plans to establish a
club which will be known as the
Emeritus club.
"The club idea," he said, "evolves
Ifrom the reunion of June, 1930, in
honor of Dr. Tappan, the first pres-
I ident of the University, attended by
I the living members of eight classes
who matriculated between 1855 and
1862, and are now from 86 to 96
years of age.'
He pointed out that the reunionj
proved to be the most interesting
and enthusiastic meeting of the re-
union year.
Will Be Continuous Organization.
"It is evident that by adding next
older classes each year it will be-
come a continuous multi-class or-
Iganization of great value to the
University and to the alumni. The
title 'Emeritus club' describes it ex-
actly," he said, "and is a fitting
tribute to -those who after long and
-meritorious service in college and
life, are now retired from the arena
with the affection of their succes-

the country. Election to Class Day offices and
As if writing words and mus- Mock Election posts will be held'
ic weren't enough, the young- by the seniors of the literary college
sters have illustrated the work from 1 to 5 o'clock this afternoon
profusely. in the lobby of Angell hall, the
Bob and Ted are the sons of League and the Union. '
Guy Maier, pianist and profes- Nomination of the candidates for
sor of music at the University the five Class Day and the sixteen
of Michigan. They live in Ann Mock Election positions took place
Arbor. yesterday afternoon. Two new po-
sitions were added to the list that
'will be filled in today's election. The
"senior most likely to succeed" and
the "biggest man on the campus" I
will be chosen for the first time in
recent years.
Class Day Candidates Chosen.
,ON HKNG P 9NS Candidates for the Class Day
Dean Humphreys offices are: Class Orator: Town-
send Clark, Albert Donahue, and
System at Campus Forum Lawrence Hartwig; H i s t o r i a n:
Meeting Today.George Dusenbury; Prophetess: Al-
M n T y bertina Maslen and Jessie Winchell;
To sum up the evidence for and Prophet: Henry Merry, Paul Show-
against the present marking sys- ers, and Gurney Williams; Poet:
Roberta Reed, Mary Stuart, and
tem in the University, Dean W. R. , Elizabeth Valentine.
Humphreys of the Literary college Those nominated for the Mock
will address an All Campus forum Election posts are as follows: MostF
at 4:15 o'clock this afternoon in attractive girl: no nominations;
room 4:, Alknisemoralernllnup-Most popular girl: Hermine Soukup
room D, Alumni Memorial hall up- and Mary Stuart; Most respected
on the subject, "The Present Mark- senior: Merton Bell, Henry MerryI
ing System." and Bruce Palmer; Best appearing
This talk by Dean Humphreys man: William Gentry, D a n i e 1
will tie in with.the work that is be- Holmes, Malcolm Hume; Class ath-
ing done by the forum committee lete: Joseph Austin, 'Joseph Roys-
of the Student Christian associa- ton, and J. Harrison Simrall.
tion in sounding outstudentsopin- Seniors Doing Most Named.
ion on the subject of marks, ac- Senior who has done the most for
cording to the statement of Jule Michigan: Frank E. Cooper, Kasper
Ayres, '33, chairman of the com- Halverson, and Bruce Palmer; Sen-
Aittee sponsoring the talk. The ior who has done Michigan for the
Student Christian association has most: Merton Bell, Albert Donohue,
investigated the results of various Jack MacIntyre, and Stuart Smith;
systems in more than 400 colleges Smoothest politician: Kasper Hal-j
and universities throughouttle verson, George Ryerson, and Vinal
country, besides doing considerable Taylor; Most literary senior: George
research on the campus here atlDusenbury, Paul Showers, Walter
Michigan. Wilds, and Gurney W i11i a m s;
Dean Humphreys is chairman of Smoothest man: William Gentry,
George Hofineister, Marion Sher-
the committee appointed t h r e e wood, and Montgomery Shick.
years ago by Dr. Clarence Cook Lit- Most astute grade beggar: George
tle to consider possible changes in Dusenbury, Dix Humphreys, Cad-
the present system, well Swanson, and Roger Turner;E
Some of the aspects to be con- Co-ed's choice: William Garrison,
sidered this afternoon it was an- Theodore Metz, Ward Nessen, and
nounced will be: should the in- Marion Sherwood; Most popular
structor grade on the work done by man: William Brown, Montgomery
a student or on his native ability? Shick, and J. Harrison Simrall;
Should we go back to the old.sys- Senior most likely to succeed:
tem of limiting grades to a mere George Dusenbury,. George Hof-
pass or not pass? How can the dis- meister, and Gurney Williams; Big-
crepancy between the grading of gest man on campus: George Dus-
two'instructors in the same depart- enbury, Henry Merry, Bruce Palmer,
ment be. avoided? and Marion Sherwood; Most ingen-
It is hoped by the committee uous blonde:, Jane Howard, Her-I
sponsoring the talk that a large mine Soukup, and -Barbara Strat-
number of students having ideas ton.
on this subject will be present to
express their ideas about the mat-
ter. -9 O T PR S N
Wilfred Sellars Talks
on Politics in France

Associaea rea oto
Charles P. Plunkett,
WASHINGTON, Mar. 25.-(/P)-
Rear-Admiral Charles P. Plunkett,
whose efforts silenced the "Big
Bertha's" bombardment of Paris1
during the World War, is dead at
67, a victim of heart disease. In
command of the naval railway
battery, he shattered the morale of1
the German army by putting pow-
erful battleship rifles on wheels
and trundling them up to wreak
havoc along the front lines.
38 Engineers Enter Membership
in Sigma Rho Tau at
Annual Banquet.
Thirty-eight engineering students
were initiated into the mysteries of
Sigma Rho Tau, forensic society of
the Engineering college, at the
annual initiation banquet held last
night at the Union.
- Dean Alfred H. Lovell, of the
Engineering college was the chief
speaker at the banquet, and spoke
on the subject, "The engineer in
discussion." The newly initiated
members were tendered a welcome
by Fredrick Arnet, '31.
Among those initiated are: W. F.
Ardussi, '31, L. H. Brown, '31, B. F.
Bailley, M. E. Bates, '33, R. E. Black-
well, '33, D. W. Button, '33, M. W.
Dadd, '33, W. G. Daoust, '33, H. H .
Davis, '33, W. E. Davis, '33, J. D.
Dietiker, '33, J. R. Doty, '33, W. A
Elrod, '33, J. B. Etheredge, '33, K. H.
Fillinger', '33, R. G. Finch, '33, R. 1
L. Gillilan, '33, M. F. Hamill. '33.
R. H. Hancock, '33, R. H. Highley
'33, F. L. Johnson, '33, D. Larmee
'33, D. W. Lyon, '33, W. S. McDowell
'33, J. R. McNitt, '33, D. Mack, '33
F. R. Martin, '33, E. Menton, '33
R. W. Merritt, '33, A. M. Mosier, '33.
J. D. O'Brien, '33, B. E. Porter, '33
W. H. Powers, '33, S. M. Rockwood
'33, C. O. Rogers, '33, P. L. Smith
'33, E. E. Sommer, '33, G. L. Strehl.
'33, G. Winters, '33, L. Zanoff, '33.,
Locomotive Engineers
Take New Wage Rate
LONDON, Mar. 25.-(P)-Another
section of Great Britain's railway
workers, the Associated Society of
Locomotive Engineers and Firemen,
decided today to accept the award
of the national wages board which
calls for a maximum reduction in
earnings of 5 per cent.
In accepting, however, the na-
tional conference of delegates of
the union passed a resolution
"strongly resenting" the board's
decision, but added "we feel that
there is no practical alternative
but to accept the award."
George Haller, Former
Ann Arbor Editor, Dies
George J. Haller, 66 years old,
died at 1:40 o'clock yesterday after-
noon at the home of his sister, Mrs.
Conrad Georg, jr., of Hillspur
d r i v e, Barton Hills, following a
brief illness.
Mr. Haller at one time was a stu-
dent in the Law school, but did not i
graduate. For many years he was
city editor of the Ann Arbor Times-
News and also the Detroit Journal,
now non-existent.
Smith, Fisher to Talk
at Chamber Meeting
Shirley W. Smith, vice-president
i , .-7 o2 o- - r-- o m n TTn mreit C . Will

Famous Pianist's Sons Compose
Volume of Songs.
NEW YORK, Mar. 24.-(A)-
Bob Maier, 5, and his brother
Ted, 6, have written a book.
What's more, it's to be publish-
It's a book of songs (words by
Bob and Ted; music by Bob and
Ted) and it will be on the
spring list of G. Schirmer, a
house that puts out musical
works for commercial, not sen-
timental, reasons. "Song Car-
go" is the name, and the pub-
isherschave designed it for
practical use in the schools ofE

Orator, Historian Prophetess,
Prophet, Poet to be Chosen
by Literary Students.
Polling Places in Union, League,
Angell Hall to be Open
From 1 to 5 o'clock.


Passes Bill Rescinding
All Enforcement
Poll Is 26-24; Measure
to be Referred to
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Mar. 25.
--(R)-The Illinois state senate
today passed the bill repealing
the state's prohibition enforce-
ment laws. The measure, already
passed by the house, now goes
to the governor. The vote was
26 to 24.
The bill, one of the shortest
ever enacted by the Illinois legis-
lature, would repeal the state
prohibition law and the, search
and seizure act. In effect it would
withdraw all state support from
the federal government in fighting
illicit 'manufacture and traffic in
intoxicating liquor.
Roberts Votes Wet.
Passage of the O'Grady-McDer-
mott bill, named for its sponsors in
the house and senate, followed a
lay of oratory, and was presaged
Shortly before the final roll call by
:efeat of a dry measure to attach
-i referendum clause. The vote on
'he referendum also was 26 to 24.
The attitude of Senator Adelbert
loberts, Negro, held the house in
sense expectancy until his vote for
;he reepal bill was cast. At recess
;ine, he had declared he was in
loubt whether he would vote "dry"
is he always had, or change as he
,'elieved he should and vote "wet."
"I need time," he said1 in demand-
ng the recess, "to think it over."
"Not according to the dictates of
ny conscience," Senator Roberts
,aid in explaining his vote, "but to
)bey the mandate of voters in my
listrict I vote an 'aye'."
Long a stronghold of the "drys"
ind as such a curb on a "wet"
louse, the senate in passing the
:epeal bill, recorded the first vote
t has ever given against prohibi-
Sought Fulfillment of Plank..
Sponsors of the bill both are
Democrats, but both house and
,enate are Republican by substan-
;ial majorities.
Prior to the vote on the measure,
lepublican leaders of the "wet"
'action had called on their col-
eagues to support the bill to ful-
ill a plank in the party's platform
ast fall pledging Republican repre-
;entatives in Congress to adhere to
;he will of the people as expressed
n the referendum last November
m the prohibition question.
The leaders cited statistics, as
:ompiled by the Association Op-
>osed to Prohibition, showing that
the vote in the referendum for re-
,ceal of the state's prohibition act
vas 1,054,004 and against the repeal
Fred Tara, Accuser of Pizzano,

Livecchi, Charged With
False Testimony.
DETROIT, Mar. 24.--(P)-Fred
Tara, the state's ace witness in the
Gerald E. Buckley murder trial,
was back in the county jail tonight,
charged by a defense attorney with
Tara, who had linked Ted Pizzino
and Angelo Livecchi, two of the de-
fendants, with the slaying of the
radio crusader last July 23, had
hardly completed purging himself
of contempt of court by submitting
to a gruelling cross-examination on
his own police record, when An-
thony Maiullo, counsel for Joe
Bommarito, the other defendant,
nbcr1 that the witnesg he remanded

'The Perfect Alibi,'
Milne, Will be
Week of April

by A..



LANSING--Governor Wilber M.
Brucker issued a proclamation to-
day urging that merchants and
other{business men observe Good
Friday, April 3, by closing their bus-
iness places for three hours.
MARQUETTE-Dr. E. J. Hudson,
manager of the Cleveland Cliffs
company's charcoal iron furnace
and chemical plant here, announc-
ed today that the furnace and plant
would close April 1.
LAPEER-As the result of the re-
fusal of all present city officials
to run for re-election, a quiet city
election is expected April 6. H. M.I
Myers, local newspaper editor, is
candidate for mayor.
LANSING-Frank Wasky, 34, was
killed today when a piece of metal
dropped on his head while he was
operating a drop-hammer at the
Atlas Drop Forge Co. Death was
PONTTIAC- Josenh E. Horak. con-

of Custer, Thompson
Arraignment of Robert K. Custer,
21, and Alan Thompson, on charges
of violating the prohibition law,
was postponed yesterday by Circuit
Judge George W. Sample.
The youths were arrested Jan. 27
by county officers in conection with
a campus liquor ring operated by
Orrie Brown, 25, former freshman
law student, who now is serving a
sentence of from six months to two
years in Jackson state prison, for
possession of liquor.
Thompson last semester was a
senior in the School of Education.
Sample Calls Salary
Cut Measure Illegal
Judge George W. Sample, in dis-
cussing proposed attempts to clear
up the muddled salary controversy
by granting bonuses or by effecting
resignations followed by reappoint-
ments, yesterday said that any such
attempts would be to "evade the

The cast for the next Mimes pro- 1
duction, "The Perfect Alibi," by
A. A. Milne, was announced yes-
terday by Karl Litzenberg, of the
English department, who is direct-
ing the production. The play, which
was first staged in London as "The
Fourth Wall," will be presented the;
week following spring vacation in
the Laboratory theatre, the former
Mimes theatre.
The cast includes the following:
R. Duane Wells, '32, Kathryn Kratz,
'32, Melvin Benstock, '32, William
Mulrooney, '32, Edith Grossberg, '34,
Margaret Smith, '33A, Anthony
Swarthout, '32, Ray Suffron, '31,
Irving Pearlstone, '34, Whitney Dix-
on, '34, and William Dickert, '33.
Now Possible to Moor Airship
on Tallest Building.
In New York.
NEW YORK, Mar. 25.-(IP)-
Would you like to take a walk down
a gangplank a fifth of a mile in the


French political lineups tend to --
shift rapidly because of the division Annual Spring Program Includes
of feeling between nationalism and
pacifism, each becoming stronger Variety of Numbers by Band,
in turn as economic and social Guest Performers
conditions change, according to
Wilfred Sellars, '33, who spoke be- With a program which includes
fore the Michigan Socialist club a variety of numbers selected by
last night. Nicholas D. Falcone, director, the
Sellars has spent a year in study Varsity band will present its an-
in France and Germany, and gave nual spring complimentary concert
several illustrations from what he at 8:15 o'clock tonight in Hill au-
observed while there, in addition to ditorium.
figures showing how party strength "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel will
changed with the post-war depres- be the featured number on the pro-
sion, and the Ruhr invasion. gram, the rendition of the three-
year-old composition being the first
APER 'UNVEILED'; time in the world a band has ever
r AB VE FFTH VE.played it. Special permission of the
ABOVE FIF TH AVE. copyright owner was obtained for
the presentation of the arrange-
ior 204 feet to the top, is a thrilling ment.
experience. Leonard Falcone, brother of the
Imagine yourself in a dirigible Michigan director, leader of the
I nosing past the Statue of Liberty, Michigan State band, and a soloist
up Manhattan to mid-town. Build- of note, will be the guest perfor-
ings are buildings all along that mer of the evening. Falcone will
route. Some 89 of them rise from 30 play "Fantasia di Concerto" on the
to 65 stories. But you don't have to euphonium.
dodge among these to "land." The --

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