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EDITED AND MANAGED BY STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
VOL. XLI.. No. 143.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1931
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ENISON TO SPEAK
Brucker, Tuttle, Murfin, Bates
Also to Address Banquet
in Lawyer's Club.
WILL PRESENT BILLETS
Final Argument in Junior Case
Club Series to be Held
Judge Arthur C. Denison, Grand
Rapids, of the United States Cir-
cuit Court of Appeals, sixth federal
circuit, heads the list of speakers
who will appear at the sixth annual
Founder's Day banquet at 6:30
o'clock tonight in the Lawyers' club.
This banquet is given each year in
honor of the donor of the club, the
late William Wilson Cook.
Among the other prominent
speakers on the program will be
Governor Wibur M. Brucker and
Judge Arthur J. Tuttle, of the
United States District Court for the
eastern district of Michigan. Regent
James . Murfi n, -wel-known De-
troit lawyer, will present the bilets
to the seniors who have been in
the Lawyers' club for at least two
years and Dean Henry M. Bates, of
the Law school, will be the toast-
Name Judges for Case Finals.
The final argument in the junior
division of the Law school Case
club series will be the feature of
the program during the day and
will be held at 2 o'clock this after-
noon in the main lounge of the club.
The judges for the case will be Gus-
tavus Ohlinger, Toledo attorney,
Judge Tuttle, and Judge Alan
Campbell, of the Wayne County
Circuit court. Judge George P.
Hahn, of Toledo, formerly announc-
ed as a judge in the arguments, will
not be present.
The winning counsels in the case
will be awarded the Henry M.
Campbell award of $100. The losers
will be presented with $50. The com-
petitors in the inter-club contests
are Leroy Mote, Lee Van Blargen,
Morris Zwerdling, and Paul Kaupr,
all juniors in the Law school.
300 Guests Expected.
More than 300 guests are expect-
ed to attend the banquet tonight, it
was announced by Prof. Grover C.
Grismore, of the Lave school, facul-
ty advisor of the club who has been
in charge of the arrangements for
the occasion. He has been assisted
by David W. Kendal, '31L, student
chairman of the committee on ar-
This is the first Founder's Day
banquet at which there has not
been a personal message from Cook
who died last year at his home in
New York without ever seeing the
building which his gifts had made
(By Aor'ted rers
Thursday, April 23, 1931
LANSING-Governor Brucker to-
day signed a bill making Eastern
standard time the official time for
the state of Michigan. It will be-
come effective 90 days after the ad-
journment of the legislature which
will be in August or September.
BENTON HAROR--Coast guards
today renewed their search for the
body of a woman who disappeared
from the south pier at St. Joseph,
April 14, when they received word
from Mrs. Charles Comstock who
said she saw the body of a woman
floating in the lake about eight
miles from here.
BATTLE CREEK--Lr.land H. Sa-
bin 59, prominent Calhoun county
attorney, died here today from
prneumno nia. Mr. Sabini was alsol
president of the Battle Creek Ro-
JACKSON-The wives of 85 state
legislators today conducted an in-
,pection tour of the Michigan State
prison.. After being a guest of War-
den and Mrs. Harry Jackson at
luncheon, they listened to the pris-I
on choir and concluded the inspec-
tion with a tour of the prison.
R OCK F OR D-Five cars of a!
PALMER URGES CAMPUS APPROVAL
OF COUNCIL REORGANIZATION PLAN
Senior Literary Class President
Declares Proposal Will
Declaring that the proposed plan
for student government reorganiza-
tion will remedy existing evils in
student government and provide for
a more effective
expression of stu-
dent sentiment, H.
Bruce Palmer, '31,
president of the
.s e n i o r literary : .
o 1 a s s, business
manager of the
Gargoyle, a n d
m an for two years
the approval of
the plan when Palmer
submitted for a campus vote Thurs-
day, April 30.
By providing for centralization of
stuctent government and for in-,
creased student representation in
the Senate Committee on Student
Affairs, the plan will eliminate the
much-heard criticism of too much
paternalism on the part of the Uni-
versity as well as the complaints'
about the ijjeffectuai operation of
the prese,-c Student council. This
will insure greater harmony and
cooperation between the University
and thedundergraduate body, Palm-
"More efficient management of
student activities will result with
the establishment of the planned
student administrative c o u n c i l,
which will be organized like the
Union. Politics will be eliminated
from this council as merit will be
the basis of promotion for the stu-
dents attracted to tryout for com-
mittee positions. When found to be
adequate, the council will take over
many things relating to students
that have heretofore been admin-
istered by the office of the Dean of
Students," Palmer said.
The present idea of student judi-
ciary power has become antiquated,
Palmer added. "Under the proposed
system, the revised Senate Commit-
tee will reflect the mature opinion
HOUSE P]ASS(S B||BRUCKER TO TALK
US PASSE ILL AT DINNER HERE, LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE FINDS
TO FIX GRAOUAT1fl LIUOR PROBLEM IN UNIVERSITY
TAXES ONINCOMESLA ELR
Thomas Act Approved by 54S3T3E H
Vote Without Any
WARDELL BILL CARRIED
Fraternity Raids Due
of Ann Arbor Police, Group
Declares in Report.
of the faculty as well as to allow Sales Tax Advocates Announce
expression of student opinion in Campaign to Switch
sympathy with the undergraduate Fia Vo
Creative thought will be stimu-
lated with the removal of the fear LANSING, April 23. -(p)-The
of the veto power, which has been Thomas bill levying a graduated
held over the heads of student or- tax on private incomes rode through
ganizations in the past. Greater re- to final passage in the house today1
spect and prestige will result for all with comparative ease. The mem-
parties concerned if the proposed bership voted 54 to 33 for the meas-
plan of student reorganization is urerwith no debate marring its
approved, Palmer declared. journey.
.After disposing of the incomet
measure, the membership passed b 1
a vote of 54 to 32 the Wardell billL
providing a tax of 25 cents on every
bottle of malt or wine tonic sold'in
N91VI'AIT! Final Test Next Week.
Friends oi tno temporarily do-
feated rotail sales tax announced a
Jeffries Involved in $700 Suit renewed campaign to switch votes
as Former Director of toitsupport for a test next week.
asFer DrCtora of.Tired from its two-day battle'
Defunct Company. I over the sales tax bill, the member-
- sh:p witnessed the fruitless attempt
DETROIT, April 23.-(AP)-Recor- by Representative Charles H. Cul-
der's Judge Edward J. Jefiries, who ver to send the income measure to
presided in the Gerald E. Buckley the ways and means committee.
murder trial, which ended Tuesday I Fred R. Ming overruled his point of
night in the acquittal of the de- order and the house soon after-
fendants, was named defendant, as 'ward passed the bill. RepresentativeC
a former stockholder and director Culver declared, as he did with thet
in a defunct alcohol manufactur- sales tax, that it should be sent to
ing company, in a suit for $70Q filed the finance group on the contention
in circuit court today. that it was an appropriation meas-u
There are 25 other defendants, I ure.b
said by the Detroit News to include Approved With Minor Changes.'
"bootleggers, gamblers, and profes-, The bill was approved with onlyC
sional bondsmen." minor amendments today. Repre-
The bill of complaint names sentative Charles H. Reed, of Clio,
Judge Jeffries, his son, Edward J. 1 was unsuccessful in a t t a c h i n
Jearies, Jr., a lawyer, and others slight changes in the phraseology t
as stockholders in the now defunct of the text. The house had previous-b
Mueller Process company, of St. ly accepted an amendment to setn
Johns, Mich., which once was en- aside the first $10,000,000 of the rev- s
Wilbur M. Brucker,
Governor of Michigan, who will
be one of the principal speakers at
the sixth annual Founder's Day
banquet to be held tonight in the
Lawyer's club following the finals
of the Junior Case club competition.
BTATE FOR HCH14"ICAGO"
Assembly Requested to Petition
Congress for Creation 1
of 49th State,
SPRINGFIELD, Apr. 23. - (/P) -
Creation of a forty-ninth state by
the separation oW Cook county
(Chicago) from the rest of Illinois!
was, asked in the general assembly
by a group of Chicago voters today.
The assembly was asked to petition.
Congress for the creation of a new 1
The reasons given for the separa-C
tion were that downstate Illinois
baippered Cook county develop-;
rnent by refusing to reapportion the
state and that Cook county citizens
wer e taxed without fair represen-I
More than one-half of the state's
population under the 1930 census
figures reside in Cook county which!
includes Chicago and a few sub-
urban towns. Cook county 'also.
furnishes more than one-half of
the state income from taxation.
Repeated demands for reappor-
tionment, required by law, have
fallen upon the deaf ears of down-;
state representatives with the re-
sult that Cook county is represented
in the United States House of Rep-,
resentatives by 10 members of a
He Did Not Slarider
WASHINGTON, April 23.-(/P)_
A charge by Chairman Fess of the
Republican n a t i o n a l committee
that Jouett Shouse ,was guilty of
a "deliberate lie" in a recent San
E Francisco speech brought an as-
sault on the Ohio senator today
from the chairman of the Demo-
cratic national executive commit-
In two statements issued from
national headquarters, Shouse said
Fess should have substantiated his
E facts before attributing to him a
statement that the Republican or-
ganization p u r c h a s e d 10,000,000
copies of an Eastern magazine
carrying an article by Robert Cruise
McManus, a newspaperman, at-
tacking the religion of Chairman
Raskob of the Democratic national
gaged in. the manufacture of al-
cohol from a secret process under a
federal government permit. Some
of the defendants said today the
company was organized to manu-
facture potash, fertilizer, and other:
products, with alcohol as a by-pro-
The complainant is John A. Ing-
raham, a former bookkeeper for
the company. He was granted a
judgment of $2,019.93 against the'
concern in 1929 and charges in the l
suit that he received only $1,500 of
this amount. He is suing for the
Judge Jeffries and his son couldj
not be reached today for a state-
ment. They were Fnaid to ben
route to French Lick, Inct.
enue from the measure to
the school tax burden.
Hoover Undertakes Inspection
of Administrative Machinery
WASHING TON, April 23.--(/P)~~
President Hoover is making a thor-
ough study of administrative ma-
chinery of the federal government.
With congress out of session sev-
Members of the house committee recently appointed to investi-
gate the University liquor situation reported yesterday at Lansing
that Michigan is better than most educational instiuions in regard
to the observance of the eighteenth amendment and that the recent
raids were due to "over-zealousness" on the part of the Ann Arbor
police. The conditions which were alleged to exist at the University,
uncovered in the raid which closed five fraternities until September,
were not thought to constitute a "major problem at Michigan."
"It is the opinion of the committee," the official report stated,
"that the police officers who actually raided the fraternity houses
--were indiscreet and over-zealous,
or were quite willing to embarrass
Positions on Daily the students needlessly. Their an-
Open to Freshmen nounced purpose of endeavoring to
obtain evidence with which to con-
Freshmen may still report for vict the two alleged bootleggers
work on the editorial and busi-1 could have been accomplished by
nnsTeDaily, it was less objectionable methods. While
There is still a chance for the prosecuting attorney acted
those who report to win repor- within his rights, a little better
ters' jobs during their sopho- judgment and a little more prud-
more years with the possibility ence on his part might have pre-
of appointment to a night-edi- vented considerable unfavorable and
torship and the . upper staff of unjust publicity."
the publicatiop at the end of
their second year.Liquor Not a MajorProblem,
All second-semester freshmen "The use of intoxicating liquors
and sophomores who have at by the students is not a major prow-
least one grade of B or better lem at the University of Michigan,"
and no grades below C are eligi the report continues. "All the per
ble for this wor. Csons interviewed by the members
of the committee were of the opin-
ion that the use of liquor by stuff
dents is gradually decreasing.
Drinking is not a common practice
among the students. Conditions are
materially better than they were
five years ago and there. is less
drinking on the campus by the stu-
dents' than there wa,b - the
adoption of =prohibitio. The co=!-
imittee also finds that condtion'
Gould Appointed .to Position; not only are improving in An
Call for Tryouts :Arbor from year to year, but that
Cdconditons not only are improving
Issued. in An Arbor from year to year, but
~~~~ . .ththat conditions at the University
At a regular meeting of the judi- are better than at most colleges
ciary committee of the Interfra- and universities."
ternity Council, held last night in "The committee further finds
University hall, Howard Gould, '32, that the unit method of discipline
was appointed Secretary-Treasurer is in accord with established prac-
' was ap n t r ttice at the University," the report
of the organization for the coming concludes. "While it is the opinion
year. This was the first meeting of of the committee that the punish-
the group held under the new con- ment inflicted upon the students
stitution. and on the alumni members of the
A call for second semester freh fraternities is rather severe, still
the committee is satisfied that the.
issued. This will giv ratrnio t n University authorities have acted
an opporunity to do some executive calmly, reasonably and in entire
and opornitygtorkohomexecti good faith, and with a complete
and organizing work, John Dobbin understanding of the entire situa-
'311, stated, and the job will also to.
pay a salary of $100 per year. Try- Tinv
outs are to meet at 3 o'clock to- The investigting committee was
morrow on the third floor of thecomposed of Repreentativesarin,
UorroonthetairdHull, Boyle, Frey, Lane, and Hink-
Union, he said. ley of which Hull of Detroit, was
It was announced that the office chairman.
hours of the council would be from O'Brien Refutes Charge.
3 to 5 o'clock on Tuesdays and Chief of Police Thomas O'Brien
Thursdays. stated today that the "officers were
The next committee meeting will NOT over-zealous in making the
be held on Wednesday, May 6, at raids and arrests" and that they
which time two men will be nom- followed their "usual method of
inated for the presidency. The last obtaining evidence"
meeting of the council will be on "I do not know how we could
Wednesday, May 13, at which time convict anybody," O'Brien stated,
elections will be held. "without producing the evidence.
-- The evidence in this case, had been
Specialist Will Speak placed in the fraternity houses by
Alph Om ga Aphathe bootleggers who were unknown
topha to us up to the time of the raid
We acted within our rights. It is
Pir. George W. Crile, head of the not, and never has been, the inten-
Cleveland clinic, will deliver a lec- tion of the police to prosecute a
ture at 8 o'clock tonight in Natural student any more than any other
delegation of 27.
In the general assembly at
Springfield, Cook county is repre-
sented by 19 of the 51 state sena-
tors and 57 of 153 sta1c represent-
Fess based his statement on a
San Francisco newspaper account
of Shouse's speech in that cityl
April 15. Shouse said he never madeI
such a statement.
"In that speech at San Francis-
co," he said, "I called attention to
an article published in Scribner'sa
magazine of last September, ex-
cerpts from which were reproduced
in a pamphlet issued by the Repub-
lican national committee under the
heading 'Smear Hoover--Raskob's
order to his subsidized propagan-
E JUS TICE I
PLAN FOR_ INQUIRY
Federal Authorities Prepare to
WASHINGTON, April 23.-(/P) -
The Justice Department today laid
plans for a general investigation of
the American Bond and Mortgage
Co., characterized as a $100,000,000
company with activities in half a
dozen of the largest cities.
Word came from Federal officials
recently that incidental inquiry had
been made into the concern's ac-
tivities. It was said authoritatively,
today, however, that due to a new
"flood of complaints" from stock-
holders there "undoubtedly will be
oral months for the first time in his atives.
Literary School Dean two years in office, the chief execu-
Leaves for Conference 'My e has turned his attention to ad- Royal Air Marshall
DhThe inspection is being conducted Dies in Plane Crash
Dean W. P. Humphreys of the lit-mostly for his own information,
Crary college left Ann Arbor to a but there is a possibility that he SEA_URST PARK, SUSS X, E
ta c I City I a' may discover the need of legisla- land, Apr. 23.--(/P' Air Vice Mar-
niversi tum hreyswill rpr owa. tion to bring several bureaus up-to- shall Felton Vesey IHolt, commander
Dean J hr eys wil r sen date. of the air defenses of Great Bri-
Dean John R. Etfinger. who is in The president is not conducting tain, was killed today in an air-
the south inspecting colleges of his inquiry primarily through cabi- plane collision. Ills pilot, Flight!
that part of the country, at the con- net members but is calling in bur- Lieutenant Henry Moody, also was'
Terence. cau and commission heads from ( killed, but the occupant of the other
- all over town. Cabinet members plane escaped injury.
Noted Detroit Pianist I are consulted at times but most of Vice Marshall Holt was 0o of
Will Perform Tonight e work is being done through the the pioneers of the Royal Ai Force
"little cabinet." and had received the Distinguished
One of the reasons Mr. Hoover Service Order for valor. He was
Frank Bishop, Detroit pianist, will decided he could not make a trip prompted to his present post Jan,
present a recital at 8:15 o'clock to-. through the national parks and to 1 and appointed "air officer com1-
night in the Lydia Mendelssohn his home at Palo Alto,, Calif., was inanding the fghting area of air
theatre. that he needed the time for this nl defense of Great Britain" as rk--
.survey. as April 7.
His program tonight will include --- --_ -- - - - - -- - -
T e i a, Fischer; Prelude aROBBINS DISCUSSES LEAGUE HOUSE
and Fugue in C sharp Major, B oh; REGULATIONS IN 'ALUMNUS' ARTICLE.
I Moonlight Sonata, Bee t h o v en; ----.-----
Valse, Chopin; Fantasie in F Minor,E
Chopin; La Cathedrale Engloutie,
Debussy; Seguidillas, Albeniz; andI
Sixth Rhapsody, by Liszt.
Aunt of King Alfonso
Dies of Heart Attack
Assistant to President S
Advantages of Rooming
System for Girls.
PARIS, April 23. -(Il})- Infanta
Marie Isabella Francoise, aunt of
King Alfonso of Spain, died here to-
day of a heart attack, three days
after she entered France as an
exile. She was 79 years old.I
Dr. Frank E. Robbins, assistantj
to the President, surveys the regu-
lation' of social activities among
League house women on Michigan's
campus in the April 25 issue of the
Alumnus, out today. The article
indicates the methods used to en-
courage women not residing in sor-
orities and dormitories to take part
in social and extra-curricular activ-
ities on the University campus, as
thereby losing many of the social1
contacts that make college life
interesting in itself and valuable
as a training for the relationships
of life outside the college walls. For
these students the office of the dean
of women has devised special
methods to bring them more fully
into the main current of events."
Dr. Robbins continues to explain
that at the present time there are
more than 350 girls living in 38
rooming houses, which have been
organized as league houses, each
with a president and a social chair-
man. Ethel A. McCormick, social
Science auditorium. Dr. Crile is
here under the auspices of the Al-
pha Omega Alpha, honorary medi-
"Research into the Formation of
Autosynthetic Cells With Special
Reference to Cancer Cells" will be
the topic of his talk. Dr. Crile has
achieved international recognition
as a goiter specialist and for his
surgical work along this line.
The lecture is open to the pub-
Byrd is More Popular
to Youth Than Santa
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Apr. 23.-(P)-
ARCHI TECTS SELL
TICKETS FOR BALL
Chairmen of Committee Plan to
Install Booths on Campus.
Tickets for the annual Architect's
May Party to be held May 15 in
Waterman gymnasium are on sale
now, William Balback, '32A, and.
Stanley Fleischaker, '32A, co-chair-
men of the ticket committee for the
affair announced yesterday. This
week they are being sold in the
architectural building only.
Next week, booths will be installed
in University hall and the Union'