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VOL XL. No. 94 EIGHT PAGES ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1931
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PROSECUTOR AWAITS UNIVERSITY
DECISION ON STATUS Of HOUSES;
COMMITTEE TO 1hEAR PETITIONS

Viceroy Asserts Indian
Peace Rests on Gandhi
NEW DELHI, India, Feb. 16.
Peace in India now rests in the
hands of Mahatma Gandhi, Lord
Irwin, the viceroy said today, for
the government is ready to concede
most of his denands if he will agree
to call off his civil disobedience
campaign and give some evidence

VETERAN LOAN BILL
BY HUCEMAJOIY
Measure Goes to Senate With
Enough Votes to Down
President's Veto.

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Student Council Appeal
Condemns Severity
of Senate Act.
Further action by the Senate
committee on student affairs of the
University regarding the closing o:
five fraternities folowing liquor
raids last Wednesday morning was
deferred yesterday until 2 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon. Yesterday's
scheduled meeting was carried over,
no action being taken.
Two petitions were received late
yesterday afternoon in the offlce
of J. A. Bursley, dean of students,
asking for reconsideration of recent
Senate action. One, from the stu-
dent council, termed the action "an
unprecendented and unwaranted
degree of severity," while the other.
signed by 25 fraternities, reiterated
the council's view that the Senate
action had been too harsh. Both of
these petitions will be presented be-
fore the Wednesday assembly of
the Senate committee.
Meanwhile, members of the Phi
Delta Theta, Theta Delta Chi, Kap-
pa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and
Delta Kappa *Epsilon fraternities
were seeking rooms and board
throughout the city yesterday and
today as a result of the order to
Thirty-seven student waiters
And dish washers will be forced
to leave the University if the five
fraternities raided by the Ann
Arbor police are not re-opened
by the Senate Committee on Stu-
dent Affairs. Information was re-
ceived from managers of the
various fraternities.
Fifteen townspeople who serve
as cooks, helpers, and porters
will also be thrown out of em-
ployment it was revealed. House
managers expressed the opinion
that few of these would be able
to find employment.
"padlock" each house, issued by the
Senate on Thursday atiernoon.
This action evicted 182 student
members of the five houses until
at least September of this year,
with social probation during the
two semesters following.
The student council resolution
charged that "irrelevant considera-
tions influenced the expressed opin-
ions of those who were responsible
for the unnatural severity" and that
"no consideration was given to the
unanimity of student sentiment ex-
pressed by student members of the
committee." The resolution added
that it hoped the Senate commit-
tee would especially reconsider its
action on banning pledging and
initiation of new members during
the present school year.

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of a "change of heart," toward the
Rapp May Drop Charge government.
if P niti e DereeLord Irwin has set aside all of
if Punitive Decree tomorrow and the next day for con-
Is Maintained. ferences with the picturesque little
- man who is leading India's cam-
Prosecution of 79 students ar- paign for independence, and today
rested by Ann Arbor police in con- he spent several hours talking to
nection with raids on five fraternity three influential Indian delegates
houses will not be pressed until the to the recent round table confer-
ence in London.
University Senate indicates what
course it will follow in regard to Stock Market Boosted
punishing the students involved, it y Ird
was indicated yesterday by Prose-? y increased Trading
cutor Albert J. Rapp. (/ '' y iayd!Press)
"I believe that it is the duty of NEW YORK, Feb. 16-Bulls boost-
the University Senate to decide cd the stock market up a few more
what steps the University will take pegs today, having regained their
against the offending students," Mr.-I wind in the quiet trading of late
Rapp declared. "If the University last week.

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punisnes tnem, we Imay drop our A wide assortment of industrials,
disorderly conduct charges. If the rails and utilities made substantial
University takes no action against progress and gains of from $1 to $4
the individual students, we may a share were numerous. Some of
press the charges. I cannot say the more erratic issues were whirled
definitely at the present time." up $5 to $8 and Auburn was again
Examination Friday. a market sensation, rushing up
The examination of the 79 stu- $20.50 to $200.50, crossing the 200
dents now held for investigation, mark for the first time in nearly a
is scheduled for Friday morning, in year.,
the co?,t of Justice Bert Fry. -
The decision to hold the 79 stu-
dents was made Wednesday morn-
ing by Prosecutor Rapp, at the re-
quest of the city police. ^-
In making the raids,' the only
purpose of the police was to secure
liquor to be used as evidence against
the two men who confessed early
Wednesday morning to having de- Freiberg Version of Story of
livered liquor to the five houses Christ to be Presented
Tuesday night, Chief Thomas
O'Brien said yesterday. The two Friday and Saturday.
men are Joseph Looney, Huron ho-'
tel, Ypsilanti, who is awaiting trial Thestory of the lastseven days
for possession of liquor, and Shirley of Christ's life will be presented in
O'Toole, 215 N. State street, who is a 700-year-old version when the
held as a witness.. Freiburg Passion Play is given this
Rapd sOresros cutioFriday and Saturday in Hill audi-
Rapp Orders Prosecution. torium, with the cast direct from
The students in the houses at Freiburg,
the time the raids were made were
taken to police headquarters, but Heading the cast will be two men
no charges were preferred against who represent the fifth and sixth
them until Prosecutor Rapp decided generations of their family to play
to swear out disorderly warrants. the leading roles in the play. George
Mr Rapsadthaiserderdy warrantsoFassnacht, Sr., under whose direc-
Mr. Rapp said that he decided to tion the play has been presented in
swear out the warrants because the largest cities of the country,
polic had received many com- will play Judas, and his son, George
plants from Ann Arbor citizens who Fassnacht, Jr., will play the Christ-
lived in the neighborhood of the us.
five houses, to the effect that the As U
members of the fraternities in- gi tvenl on the staige of Hil
auditorium, the Passion Phy will
dulged in many noisy drinking differ in no way from the age-old
parties late at night. manner in which it has been given
Members of the Michigan house for more than 709 years. Approxi-
of representatives committee on the mately 125 student members of Play
University will visit the campus to- Production will act as "supers" and.
day, it was announced yesterday in as assistants to the regular com-
Lansing. This will be the regular pany technicians. Prof. Earl V.
annual visit of the committee.' Moord, of the School of Music, is
F. R. Darin, of River Rouge, is directing a chorus of 150 voices
chairman of the groip. Other mem- which will render the incidental
bers include H. E. Barnard, Jack- music for the Passion Play.
son; James G. Frey, Battle Creek; The production will be given'
Phil Q. Pack, Ann Arbor, and Hozen s three times, on Friday and Satur-
J. Hatch, Marshall. Although Darin day nights, and Saturday after-
is the instigator of a bill asking for noon. Mail orders may be sent to
an investigation into student af- Play Production, sponsors of the
fairs, it is understood that only engagement. The box office in Hill
routine business will be transacted auditorium will be open daily from
during the visit. 10 until 6 o'clock.

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Speaker Longworth Influences
216 Republicans to Vote
for Measure.E
IAsscuir !ress
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.-Strik-
ing hard at administration opposi-
tion, the House today passed the
veterans loan bill by the over-
whelming vote of 363 to 39.
It provides for an increase from
22% to 50 per cent in the loan value
of the adjusted compensation cer-
tificates which were aproved by the'
House 355 to 54 in 1924.
Amid dramatic intensity, the
measure was sent to the Senate i
within an hour after Speaker Long-
worth opened the way for consider-
ation.
. Bill Overrides Veto.
It carried with it more than
enough votes to override a presi-
dential veto. Similar quick action is 1
expected in the other branch.
With their leadership split, less
than two score old-line Repub-
licans rallied behind Majority
Leader Tilson and Chairman Haw-.
ley of the House ways and means
committee. .
Crowded galleries looked on as
the members balloted after 40 min-I
utes of debate.
More than 400 of 435 members
were present. Under the procedure,
the bill had to receive a two-thirds
vote for passage.
Mellon Fears Difficulty.
Speaker Longworth swung 216
Republican votes for the measure
against the warning of Secretary
Mellon that the treasury would have
difi'culty in financing it. Minority
Leader Garner mustered his forces
with 151 votes for the bill and the
Farmer-Labor member-Kvale-of
Minnesota, added his to make the
total.
KINGASS NEM IES
TO FORM MINISTRY
Political Coup Restores Spain's
Confidence in Monarchic
Regime of Alfonso.
MADRID. Feb. 16-King Alfonso
today made the daring political
gesture in an hour of crisis of in-
viting the enemies of his regime to
help govern Spain, and thereby, in
the opinion of most political ob-
servers, saved the monarchy from
the most menacing situation of re-
cent history.
The medium of his invitation was
Jose Sanchez Guerra, a powerful
political opponent of Alfonso him-
self, who tonight at the king's re-
quest was working to form a m-
istry to replace that headed by
Darnaso Brnguer which resigned
Saturday,
The royal gesture had an imme-
diate effect of restoring confidence.
The stock exchange had one of the
busiest sessions it has known for
months. Values rose generally and
bankers and business men express-
ed an optimismn that has been long
absent.
Sanchez Guerra's plan is a radi-
cal one, and one that if it is suc-
cessful will strip the crown of much
power and privilege.
Education Club Names
Heads; Ruth en Speaks

Wisconsin Will Close
Experimental College
MADISON, Wis., Feb. 16.-Upon
request of Dr. Alexander Meike-
john, the college advisory board of
University of Wis-
consin today had
planned to recoi-
mend discontinu-
ance, temporarily
at least, of the
eperimental col-
The closing of
the five-year ex-
periment, unique
in its inception in
!I American educa-
tional circles, will
give the school
authorities oppor-
EXANDER hIKLEdOHN tunity to study
the results of the
college, Dr. Meiklejohn, director of
the college, said. After determining
results, he said, the faculty would
be in a better position to determine
if the experimental college should
be modified or abandoned.
CIP MAY1GETADDITION
Hoover Bill Asks $20,105,000
for Public Buildings; Ann
Arbor to Share.
Ann Arbor may have an addi-
tion to its postoffice-if an appro-
priation recommended yesterday to
Congress by President Hoover is au-
thorized, according to the Associat-
ed Press.
The appropriation, calling for
$75,000 as Ann Arbor's allotment,
was included in a request by Presi-
dent Hoover of $20,105,000 for pub-
lic buildings under the $415,000,000
public buildings pregram.
According to the dispatch, the to-
tal recommendation made by the
chief executive is for the first allot-
ment under the $100,000,000 Elliott
bill, recently signed by the Presi-
dent.
A. C. Pack, postmaster at the cen-
tral office on Main street, said that
since the addition, if made, is to be
under the supervision of the super-
intendent of architecture at Wash~-
ington, no announcement could be
given out,
Federal postal inspectors visit
Ann Arbor last summer, holding
numerous conferences with Post-
master Pack in regard to a new
addition.
HEGNER Will EGI
LECGTURE THUSA
J ohnis Hopkins Professor to Talk
on 'The Jnvisible Fauna
of the Human Body.'
Dr. Robert W. Ilegner, professor
of protozoology at Johns Hopkins
university, w ill lecture at 4:15
o'clock Thursday afternoon in Na~-
tural Science auditorium on "The
Invisible Fauna of t h c Human
Body," Prof. Peter Okkelberg, of the
zoology department announced yes-
terday. r
Dr. Hegner was professor of zoo-
logy here from 1908 to 1918, and has
since been connected with Johns
Hopkins university. He returned
here in 1928 to conduct a course in
protozoology. He has traveled ex-

tensively, and in 1926 was exchange
1 professor at the London School ofI
Hygeine and Tropical Medicine.
In addition to the public lecture,
Dr. Hegner will present two more
t e c h n i c a 1 discussions. A t 7:301
o'clock Thursday night in room
2116 Natural Science building, he
will talk on "Host-Parasite Rela-t
tions among Protozoa," and at 4:15
o'clock Friday afternoon, he will
speak in the same room on "Trans-

ADOPTION OF PROPOSAL -WOULD"
RESULT ~UIN DRASTIC EUCIN
OF STAFF, "SALARIES, HE STATES00
President Says Repudiation of Constant Tax
Principle Would Reduce Michigan
to Third-Rate University.
Dismissal of many faculty members and a drastic curtailment
of educational activities were cited yesterday, by President Alex-
ander G. Ruthven as inevitable results if the proposed legislation to
reduce and limit the Mill tax becomes a law.
Such a law, he said, will be felt in two ways; first, immediately,
through the reduction of funds; second, more seriously and definitely,
through the implied repudiation of the principle of the Mill tax.
The statement was in the form of a letter to the editor of the Grand
Rapids Press.
"Salaries already too low," President Ruthven stated, "will
have to be reduced and men will have to be dismissed at a time when
- -------------- --- the University is teaching practi-
cally as many students as it ever
Berlin Police Place did." The staff can only be reduced
Bar on Beer .Steis by limiting the number of students
accepted, perhaps by closing a col-
(I Assoiated Prrss) lege or omitting the freshman year,
BERLIN, Feb. 16.-Police today he said. gm
took steps to remove beer stemns In discharging staff members
from the list of political weapons. with whom it has contracts the
An order made public today University and the state are re-
provides that in the future beer pudiating their obligations, the
may be served at political meet- President said. He further stated
ings only in paper cups. It re- that the proposal to substitute ap-
sulted from frequent stein fights propriations for the Mill tax is an
during which a number of per- even more serious menace to the
sons were injured. welfare of the University, since it
The order further provides that means the loss of what is certainly
chairs and tables must be firmly its greatest and in a sense its sole
screwed to the floors and no bot- asset toward building up a faculty
tles be brought into the meeting and an institution serviceable and
halls. creditable to the state.
"No amount of funds alone would
- have permitted Michigan to develop
as she has through :ie years," he
said. "Whatever progress has been
UR 9K made is due to the stability and
certainty brought by the Mill tax
law. It is difficult to take from or
L to keep from privately endowed
schools the best men on the Michi-
gan faculty. Such men can be en-
Marie of Russia Will Give Talk gaged on a two-year basis. They
Here Under Auspices of must have some security or tenure
and some assurance for the future
Oratorical Group. or they will neither come to us nor
Rusastay with us.. Most members of the
Grand Duchess Marie ofRussi faculty have joined the staff or
will appear Thursday night in Hill stayedywith the University because
auditorium as the fifth speaker on the Mill tax has been a policy of
the Oratorical Association lecture the state of Michigan for the past
series. She will speak on "My Old 58 years, If it should be repudiated
World Background for a Modern! the key man will drift away, re-
Life." gardless of appropriations.
In 1905, the Grand Duchess' uncle, "The mill tax was first proposed
was murdered nearly before her in 1867 and has been actively in
eyes. In 1914 Russia entered the operation since 1873. Only once
war and she prepared for duty as a since 1881, and then temporarily,
nurse, in Eastern Prussia. Continued (Continued on Page 2)
work on the front and near Petro-,
grad made her so skillful that she
performed minor operations herself, TDR RAYT[

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State ABulletins
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rFebruary 1G, 1931

LANSING-The industrial bureau
of the Lansing chamber of com-
,merce announced today that em-
ployment in this city continued to
show some improvement. The bur-
eau's figures for 18 of the leading
industrial plants showed 9,594 per-
sons on payrolls compared with
9,483 for the preceding week.
SEBEWAING-Richard Hornde-
cher, 21, was found dead in the
wreckage of his automobile a mile
and a half east of here early today.
The youth who had been visiting
a friend started home at 2 a. m.
When he failed to arrive a search
was started.
SAGINAW-The Michigan Engi-
neering society holding its 51st an-
nua1 convntion here. today elected,

Mayor Staebler Calls University
Decision on Fraternities Severe

In 1918 she escaped from Russia
and went to. Roumania, where
Queen Marie was of great assist-
ance to her. Later she went to
Paris, and established a factory,
manufacturing embroideries, to give
employment to Russian refugees,
before coming to the United States.
The Grand Duchess is closely
connected with European royalty.
Besides being cousin to the late
Czar Nicholas, she is a couzin to
King George of England, a grand-
daughter of the former Czar Alex-!
ander, and a grand-daughter of
King George of Greece.
A few tickets for the single lec-
ture are still available at the offices
of the speech department in An-
gell hell,
Book Exchange Proves
Success, Asserts Orr
"Round Table club's book ex-
change has proved itself a success
already," said Charles A. Orr, '32,
I chairman of t h e committee in
Icharge of the store, in an interview
yesterday.
"The exchange had already sold,
|more than 400 books at the end of
the first day of the new semester,"
I he continued," and the demand for
them has been so great that twice
this number could have been sold
if they had been available, Demand
for engineering books is the great-
est; mathematical texts run a close
~end."

IIIUI LUUUI1 Ufl/ I LI1
TO DISCUSS TREES
Faculty Members to Offer Talks
During Week From Campus
Broadcasting Studio.
Prof. Dow V. Baxter, of the fores-
try school, will speak on the sub-
ject "Why Trees Get Sick" at 2
o'clock this afternoon from the
UJiversity broadcasting studio.
Raymond Morin, pianist, will play
an all request program.
Russian literature will be discuss-
^d Wednesday afternoon by Prof.
Clarence L. Meader, of the Russian
literature department. S i d n e y
Straight, tenor, will be the soloist.
The second one act play presen-
tation of the play production class-
es will be given Thursday. These
plays are written by students, acted
by students, and directed by the
faculty of the speech department.
Famous Russian Expert
Will AddressEngineers
Bors A. Bakhmeteff, formerly pro-
lessor of hydraulics and director of
the hydraulics laboratory at the
Poly-technic institute at Petrograd,
will present several lectures here
Thursday and Friday as a guest of
the University.

Mayor Edward W. Stachler, in an
interview yesterday, condemned the
action of the University Senate
Committee on Student Affairs as
"too severe" a punishment to be in-
flected upon the five raided frater-
nity houses.
"To an outsider," he said, "the
action taken seems to have been
very hasty, without a great deal of
consideration given to the matter.
I believe that the students are as
well-behaved as any group of youngj
people I know. Their conduct is
gentlemanly."

State Savings Bank, asserted tht i
"the student body is as well-be-
haved a group of young men and
women as any. They are even more
conservative and I e s s boisterous
than the students of 10 or 20 years
ago.,"
Gilbert W. Fletcher, proprietor of
Calkins-Fletcher Drug Co., stated
that he believed the students were
better behaved than most groups ofs
people of the same age. He said it
was unfortunate that a few frater-
nities were made to bear the brunt
of the action because he believed

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