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VOL. XLI. No. 127








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T.H. Tapping Explains Relations
of Alumni Association,
Class President States Group
Will Serve as Nuck us
in Activities.
Dean G. Carl Huber of the grad-
uate school, and president of the
Alumni association, addressed the
literary sectionof the senior Honor
Group last night at their first
meeting. Appointment of the exe-
cutive committee marked the first
step in the organization of the
Dean Huber, who has been a!
director of the association since
1897, used the Michigan alumni
body, numbering 70,000 strong, as
the topic for discussion. T. Hawley
Tapping, general secretary of the
association, explained the relations
of the association to the under-
graduates, in a short speech to the
seniors, while Fred Randall, also an
officer of the association, discussed
class organizations in college and
in alumni life.
Class President Speaks.
Bruce Palmer, class president,
pointed out that the Honor Group
will serve as the nucleus of the
class in all the traditional senior
activities preceeding Commence-
aent, as well as assist in the organ-
iration of details for the gradua-
tion exercises. The first concerted
effort of the Group will come over
the three day period, March 31,
April 1 and' 2, when a drive for the
collection of class dues and a sale
of subscriptions to the "Alumnus"
will be made..
Tapping praised the Group for
their enthusiastic spirit and stated
that this was the first attempt of
seniors in recent years to organize
at such an early date.
Education Group Announced.
Appointments to the senior Honor
Group as representatives of the
School of Education, were announc-
ed yesterday. by LaVerne Taylor,
president of the senior class.
Sixteen men were selected for the
Group. These are: I-oward Auer,
William Benz, Clarence Biedenweg,
Ralph Coombs, Leo Draveling, Nyol
Hayes, Thomas Justice, Robert
Morgan, Ralph Mueller, Thomas
Prouse, Albert Steinke, Leonard
Walle, James Smith, Edward Tolan,
Philip Wargelin, and Ralph Wills.
(By Associated Press)
Friday, March 27, 1931
MT. CLEMENS-Circuit Judges
Neil E. Reid and James E. Spier,
upon the petition of Prosecutor
Earle M. French, today ordered a
grand jury investigation into the
county drain commissioner's office.
Bert Engelbrecht is drain commis-
DETROITStockholder sof the
American State bank will meet to-
morrow to vote on the agreement
of the Peoples Wayne County bank
to take over assets and guarantee
the deposits and liabilities of the
American State Bank as recommen-
ded by its directors.-
BENTON HARBOR-A f t e r de-
fense attorneys had asked for a
dismissal of the charges of crimin-
al syndicalism against 54 alleged
communists arrested nine years

ago, Circuit Judge Charles E. White
today ordered that a trial be held
but did not set a date for the trial.
LANSING-Sir Henry Thornton,
head of the Grand Trunk system,
will confer in Detroit Friday with
Governor Brucker. It is expected

Student Discussion to be Given
to Faculty Committee on
Grading System.
Using a group of more than 100
students as a laboratory to express
contemporary opinion, Dean Wilbur
C. Humphreys, of the literary col-
lege, led a forum on "The Marking
System," yesterday in room D, of
Alumni Memorial hall.
Report of the discussion con-
ducted by the students will be given
to the faculty committee studying
the marking system, Humphreys
said, who have been working on
the problem since last fall.
Students should be given oppor-:
tunity to express opinions about
Stheir professors, he replied, to a
question asked by a student, and
thus be alowed to eliminate some
scholastic difficulties that lead to
poor grades.

Approximately 185 Ann Arbor
residents were present last night
at the annual dinner of the
chamber of commerce in the
building of the organization. Rev.
Frederick Fisher, the speaker of
the evening, was introduced by
Shirley W. Smith, vice-president
and secretary of the University,
acting as toast-master. R e v.
Cisher spoke on the improve-
rment of the spirit of commerce F
through past centuries to the'
present, touching on slavery and
the opium wars.
Cone W. Lighthall, president ofz
the chamber, and manager of
phe Hoover steel ball company
,poke in praise of W. Hachley
Butler, who is serving as secre-
tary of the organization with
Dut pay. Singing was furnished
by the Salvation army under thef
direction of Captain Wilfred
Trevithick. William F. Ross, '31E,
entertained the guests with an
°exhibition of parlor magic.1

ABOVE: Hutchins hall, new
law class building, as it will ap-
pear in relation to other build-
ings on the law quadrangle. The
new structure is to be erected at
a cost of $1,500,000 and will be
completed by the fall of 1932.
0-- 0
LEFT : Architects' sketch of
the Hutchins hall, seen from the
corner of State and Monroe
streets. Faculty offices and prac-
tice courts, as well as classrooms,
will be housed here.
Committee Will Meet Saturday
to Finish Arrangements
for Spring Program.
Members of the committee in
charge of preparations for the
Spring Homecoming program, that
will culminate May 9 with the
annual father and son banquet at
the Union, will meet at noon Sat-
urday in the Union to complete
plans for the event. Three days be-
ginning May 8 will be set aside for
mothers and fathers of University
students during which the annual
Cap Night and other traditional
events will occur.
The program on Friday, May 8,
will consist of the annual freshman
event in Sleepy Hollow at which
time first year men throw their
pots into the fire and awards to
deserving athletes are distributed.
Speakers, prominent on the campus
and in the city and state, will con-
clude the Friday night program.
All parents and friends of Uni-
versity students will be admitted
free to the Minnesota-Michigan
track meet on Saturday, the only
outdoor event of its kind scheduled
on the home track thishseason.
Swimming, golf, and other sport
exhibitions will also feature the
day, while the new law research
library will be open for inspection
to all guests and students.
The father and son banquet at
the Union Saturday night will fea-
ture the three-day program. This
will be followed by an address at
Hill auditorium by Laurence Gould,
professor of geology and member of
the Byrd antarctic expedition.
Sunday, Mother's Day, will be
featured by a 3 o'clock concert at
Hill auditorium at which time the
Varsity band, both glee clubs, and
other musical organizations will
present a program. Senior men will
wear their canes for the first time
on Sunday.
The committee in charge is made

Bruce Palmer Elected to Most
Respected Man and Two
Other Positions.
Simrall Piles up Largest Vote
in Winning Class Athlete
and Popular Man.
Close contests featured the an-
nual senior literary elections for
Class Day offices and Mock elec-
t i o n posts yesterday afternoon.
Lawrence Hartwig will have the
leading part in the Class Day ex-
ercises the Saturday preceeding
Commencement as the result of his
victory in the race for class orator.
George Dusenbury was unoppos-
ed as historian in the elections.
Jessie Winchell was chosen prophe-
tess while Paul Showers was named
prophet. Roberta Reed was select-
ed poetess.
Palmer Wins Three Positions.
Bruce Palmer, c 1 a s s president,
captured first places in the three
positions for which he was nomin-
ated in the mock elections. He was
chosen /the most respected senior,
the Senior who has done the most
for Michigan, and the Biggest man
on the campus. Three others re-
ceived two positions apiece; J. Har-
rison Simrall being named the
Class athlete and the Most popular
man; Gurney Williams, the Senior.
most likely to succeed and the Most
Literary senior; and Hermine Sou-
kup the Most popular girl and thef
Most ingenuous blonde.
The other winning candidatesl
and their positions follow: William
Gentry, Best appearing man; Al-
!Bert Donahue, Senior who has done
Michigan for the most; Kasper
Halverson, Smoothest politician;-
Monty Shick, Smoothest man; Cad-
well Swanson, Most astute grade'
beggar; and Theodore Metz, Coed's
Simrall Polls Most Votes.
Only five votes separated the
three candidates for the post, Most
ingenuous blonde, while the office,
Senior most likely to succeed, was
in doubt until the last ballot was
counted. Simrall polled the largest
number of votes of the election as
class athlete in addition to a large
majority in winning the position,
Most popular man.
Slide Rule, Law Dances
Scheduled for Tonight
While the senior lawyers dance
tonight to the music of Griff Mor-
ris and his Clevelanders at the an-
nual Crease dance, the engineers
will hold their annual Slide Rule
dance in the Union ballroom, with
Ace Brigode and his Virginians
providing the music.
The occurrence on the same night
of the two dances by the former
rival schools is an innovation in the
history of the University and could
not have been considered a few
years ago. For it is only a few years
ago that each of the dances was
inevitably followed by a raid by the
members of the rival school.

Fifteen members of the senior
law class have been named to
the Order of the Coif this year,
it was announced yesterday by
Prof. Paul A. Leidy, secretary of
the Law school. The selections,
which include the high ten per
cent of the graduating class each
year, are made on the basis of
scholarship. One woman is listed
this year..
Plans for the annual initiation
and banquet, which will be held
in the Lawyers' club, have not
yet been completed, Professor
Leidy said, but it will probably
take place late in April or early
in May.
The new members are William
Warner Bishop, Jr., William Mar-
shall Emery, Robert E d m u n d
F i n c h, Florence Koenigsberg
Frankel, Hugh Alfred Fulton,
Samuel Eugene Gawne, M a r k
Henry Harrington, Virgil Davis
Parish, Benjamin L. Pierce, Wil-
liam Charles Pusch, Maxwell
Leon R u b i n, James Harland
Spencer, John Selden Tennant,
Jacques Loeb Weiner, and Lewis
Desmont Wilson.

Cook Estate Executors
Accept Washington
Structure to Resemble
Those Now in Law

Dickinson, Osborn, Quirk Are
Named to Pick Winners in
Play Competition.
Judges for the Hopwood contest
awards, to be conducted under the
direction of the English: depart-I
ment, were announced yesterday by
Prof. Oscar J. Campbell, of that de-
The exact time of the awards has
not been announced yet. In the
drama contests, the judges will be
Thomas H. Dickinson, Paul Osborn,
and D. R. Quirk. Dickinson is the
author of "The Case for American
Drama," and editor of "Chief Con-
temporary Dramatists," in addi-
tion to a number of other works.
Osborn is a Michigan graduate, and
wrote the play "The Vinegar Tree,"
which was produced this year in
New York City.
The judges for the essay award
will include Agnes Repplier, es-
sayist who is known for a large
number of works which include
"Essays in Miniature," "A Happy
Half Century," and "Under Dis-
pute." Robert M. Lovett and Henry
S. Canby are the other judges nam-
ed in this section. Lovett has been
a professor ofdrhetoric at Harvard
University and is best known for
"A History of English Literature,"
written in collaboration with W. V.
Moody. Canby is editor of the Sat-
urday Review of Literature and has
also done much writing in connec-
tion with the short story and com-
For the fiction award, the judges
will be William McFee, James Boyd,
and Ellen Glasgow. McFee is known
for his novels which include "Har-
bors of Memory," and "Sunlight in
New Grenada.'
Robert Frost, Witter Bynner, and
Louis Untermeyer will be the judg-
es in the poetry contest-

Hutchins hall, supplanting the
present law classroom building,
will be ready for occupancy by
autumn, 1932, it was announced
yesterday noon in the office of
President Alexander Grant Ruth-
ven. Contracts were signed yes-
terday morning, and work of ex-
:avating has already begun.
Executors of the estate of the
late W. W. Cook, donor of the
Law Club building, the Martha
Cook dormitory for women, the
John P. Cook dormitory, and the
new legal research library, com-
pleted the plans for the $1,500,000
structure yesterday and contracts
were signed with the John Baird
company, of Washington, build-
ers of the present structures.
Hutchins hall will be built on
the northeast corner of State and
Monroe streets and will complete
the "Law Quadrangle" except for
proposed additions to the present
John P. Cook dormitory on the
southeast corner at Monroe street
and Tappan avenue. The building
will require approximately eighteen
months for conpletion and will
provide employment for hundreds
of Ann Arbor workers. Shirley W.
Smith, vice president and secretary
of the University, yesterday said
that he would consult with the
Baird company executives in an
effort to hire as much local labor
as possible.
Building Named after Hutchins.
In acordance with the wish of W.
W. Cook, the new classroom build-
ing will be named Hutchins hall
after the late Harry B. Hutchins,
former dean of the Law school and
later President of the University.
Ihe structure will contain class-
rooms, practice courts, seminary
oms, faculty offices, and offices of
the Law school administration.
According to Dr. Frank E. Rob-
oins, asistant to the President, the
;otal value of the buildings and
.and given to the University by W.
W. Cook exceeds $5,750,000. The
-ompletion of the Hutchins hall
2lassroom building will practically
-entralize the entire Law school in
the "Quadrangle." Dormitory space
or more than 236 law students,
ibrary facilities, dining hall, class-
ooms, and faculty and administra-
ion offices wil be available in the
'Quadrangle" by the opening of the
1932-33 school year.
Materials to be Similar.
.The new law building will be
built of the same stone material as
;he structures now erected, and will
:onsist of three and a half floors.
Phe decorations on the exterior
vill be in white stone, while the
nterior will have the same general
lesign as the present Law library,
.ow being completed.
Although no plans were divulged
7esterday as to the use to which
the present law classroom building
will be put, it was thought that the
)resent overflow in other schools
A the University would be accom-
nodated by this means. The prac-
vice court rooms will probably be
used fortlarge lecture sections in
ether departments upon the com-
pletion of Hutchins hall.
Excavation Work Started.
Removal of the Theta Delta Chi
fraternity house to the southwest
corner of Monroe and South State
streets was accomplished last sum-
mer to make room for the new
structure. Steam shovels and trucks
were being used yesterday on the
site of the new building where work
on excavation for the foundation is


P. E. Bursley Aids Entrants
Adjusting Themselves
to University.


By Beach Conger, Jr., '32.
"The greatest problem of the of-
fice of Counselor for New Students
is not to solve the troubles of the
student, but to put him in contact
with the right person," stated Prof.
Philip E. Bursley, of the Romance
languages department, in an inter-
view yesterday for The Daily. "It
is a bureau of direction for the new
student which he may consult if
he feels, or if the University feels,
that he is not adapting himself to
his college work."
Few students on the campus knowj
anything about this new office, es-
tablished last year after orientation
week with Professor Bursley as its
head. Located in the former trans-

tempting to build up routine duties, 1
but rather to become conversant
with all phases of problems of ne,*
students in their adjustment to the
"A number of the cases are the
result of carrying too. much out-
side activity. A greater number are
because of too much 'mother' or
'father'-students who have been
babied. If parents would only leave
their children alone for a while, let
them stand on their own feet, they
would be much better off. Follow-
ing the old saying, 'As the twig is
inclined, so grows the tree,' par-
ents bend the twig for 16 or 17,
years, and then expect usto change!
its inclination in one year."'
Most of the new students of the
literary college who are on proba-
tion come to talk with Professor
Bursley, who attempts to find out
where the difficulty lies. Some do1
not know how to study, some are,



M'Kenzie Says Use Is Increasing
Regardless of Attitudes
of Church Groups.
Contraception as a means of birth
control,drecently given approval by
the Federal Council of Churches,
finds general favor with two mem-
bers of the sociology department,
Prof. R. D. McKenzie, new direc-
tor of the department, and Prof.
Robert C. Angell.
"It doesn't matter what various
religious groups think about the
matter," Professor McKenzie de-
clared," for use of contraception is
naturally increasing, bringing with
it changing relations between mem-
I bers of different sexes, even in the

but also due perhaps to higher mor-
al standards, higher tension, and
different foods, the latter two of
which factors may have caused
sterility." Professor McKenzie be-
lieved that contraception was also
more used among criminal classes
than was generally supposed, for
they are no "boobs," he said.
"Most studens of human prob-
lems believe," Professor Angell de-
clared, "that contraception 'is es-
pecially useful to large, rather poor
families, who can't afford more
children, and don't want them.
However, there is always the prob-
lem that those who most need to
practice contraception will not do
so, while those who can afford larg-
er families will refrain from having

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