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VOL. XLI, No. 147




Freshmen to Elect Their Leader
at 7:30 O'Clock Tonight
in Union Ballroom.
Benjamin Gives Changes in Rules
Which Will be Adopted
This Year.
Harvey C. Bauss, '33E, was elected
for the fourth consecutive time to
lead the class of 1933 in the tradi-
tional underclass games, at a soph-
omore meeting Last- night in the
Union in preparation for the annua
spring events Friday and Saturday.
Members of the freshmen class
will select their captain at 7:30 to-
night in the ballroom of the Union.
Prof. John H. Muyskens, of the
speech department, will address the
first year men at their meeting to-
night. Medals will be presented to
the winners of the Union freshman
basketball tournament at the time.
Will Meet With Committee.
Immediately following the elec-
tion of the freshman captain, the
leaders of the two classes will meet
with the Student council committee
in charge of the games to agree
upon the rules for the two day ac-
Several changes from the proced-
ure followed in past years will be
incorporated in the rules of the
games this' year, Harry Benjamin,
'32, chairman of the games, an-:
nounced last night. These are: the
class who has not put in an appear-
ance at the river by 4 o'clock Fri-
day afternoon will forfeit all of the
points for events scheduled Friday
,to the other class; the class who
wins the class tug of war must
assume the responsibility of return-
ing the rope-if the tug ends in a
tie, the sophomores will be required
to take it back; ad if either of the
rival captains is kidnapped, the
games will be forfeited by the class
which has done the kidnapping.
Reed Addresses Meeting.
Prof. Thomas H. Reed, director of
the bureau of government of the
political science department, urged
the sophomores to continue their
perfect record in underclass com-
petition at the hands of their rivals
Friday and Saturday.. Merton J.
Bell, '31, president of the Student
council, and Benjamin gave short
speeches at the meeting.
Roosevelt Dismisses
Case Against Walker1
ALBANY, N. Y., Apr. 28-(IP)-
Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt today
dismissed the charges brought up
against Mayor James J. Walker, of
New York, by the City Affairs Com-
The committee had asked that
Mayor Walker be removed for in-
competency and neglect of duty.

Alpha Kappa Delta Will Hear
! Condliff'e at Banquet.
Eleven new members will be ini-
tiated into Alpha Kappa Delta, na-
tionl honorary sociological society,
Nat ceremonies to be held at 5:30
o'clock tonight in the League bild
Following the intiation a bnquet
will be held at which Prof. John B.
Condliffe. of the eonomics depart-
ment, will be the principal speaker.
I He will talk on "Sociological Coni-
tions in Hawaii."
One faculty member, six graduate
students, two seniors, and two jun-
iors are included in the list of new
members. Dorothy Ketcham is the
member of the sociology faculty to
be initiated. The six graduate stu-
dents included in the group are
Morris Floch, Mrs. Grace Anderson,
Raymond Baa ts, Elaine Frost, Carl
Guenther, and A. H. Robertson.
Jack Levy and Jessie Winchell are
the two seniors to be initiated,
while the two juniors are Mrs. Lois
Heitman and Abe Steinberg.
Well-Known Dance Band Booked
for Architect's Party to
be Held May 15.
Arrangements have been com-
pleted for Paul Specht's symphonic
orchestra to play for the Architect's
ball, May 15. It is expected that
an entirely different type of dance
music will be presented.
Specht's orchestra was booked
through the courtesy of Seymour
Simons attractions of Detroit, by
Albert Bloomquist. His new type of
'music, which he calls "rhythmic
symphonic syncopation," has gain-
ed attention throughout the world.
He has been engaged by the
Prince of Wales, former King Al-
fonso of Spain, and other European,
American,. and Australian celebi-
ties. His orchestra played for the
last inaugural ball in Washington,
and has appeared at functions in
honor of the last four presidents of
the United States.
Specht has had a thorough train-
ing in the classics, which is exem-
plified in the music to a large
degree. According to Dance Review,
there is a noticeable Brahms-like
treatment of themes in his dance
numbers, recordings, broadcasts,
and sound film treatments.
He starts his percussion and plec-
trum instruments counting fox-trot
Forsythe Will Head
Journalistic Group
Carl S. Forsythe, '32, was elect-
ed president of Sigma Delta Chi,
honorary journalistic fraternity,
at the weekly luncheon meeting
held yesterday in the Union.
Other officers elected for the
ensuing year were Karl Seiffert,
'33, vice-president; Frank B. Gil-
breth, '33, secretary, and Ken-
neth L. Yourd, '33, treasurer.
The Weather
LOWER MICHIGAN: Mostly clou-
dy and unsettled Wednesday and
probably Thursday; cooler Wednes-
day in extreme south portions; not
so cool Thursday.



King and Queen of Siam Receive
Official Welcome.
WASHINGTON, April 28.--(A)-A
smiling eastern monarch and his
queen tonight received the official

Difficulties in Interpretation Ua yu .iimeu
i i w~cc ' cr thegovenetan
people of the United States as they
of Pact May Result in stepped from a private car at Union
Its Abandonment. station.
The king and queen of Siam, first
ITALIANREP LY AWAITED eastern rulers to be greeted in the
ITALIN RELY AW ITEDnation's capitol, arrived at 6 p. m.
from New York to carry out in a
Unilateral Statement Wanted; little more than two days a pro-
Parity Between Nations gram which required months of
Would be Barred. preparation. Booted heels of army
and marine officers clicked and
PARISApr.28.()--Difficulty of spurs jingled along the cement
PARS, pr.28.!P-Dificltyofplatform of the station as Vice-
agreement on the exact meaning of Preuident Curtis and Secretary
the Italo-French naval limitation Stimson welcomed the king and
treaty today led to an unofficial qtmen w ek
proposal from quarters close to the queen.
ministry of marine that France
drop the treaty with Italy and RID
each country make unilateral state-
ments as to her naval needs. 'IUUVIWL0 UU[
Briand Outlines Difficulties.
France would declare for a navy
of 640,000 tons under the sugges_
tion, all units being replaced upon
reaching the age limit. An annual Possession of Trophy Gained by
construction program of approxi- Victorious Freshman Team
mately 40,000 tons would be neces- of Forensic Society.
sary until all superannuated ships ----oe
For the third time in three years,
Foreign Minister Aristide Briand's an Alpha Nu freshman debating
outline of difficulties of the Italo- team won the annual contest be-
French treaty before the council of tween that society and Adelphi
ministers this morning is consid- when the trio from the former last
ered to have left the way more night gained the close decision of
widely open for this proposal than James H. McBurney, critic judge.
previously. -
evil Not Disturb Treaty Arguing the negative of the ques-
Will ot sturb Trnat a tion, Resolved: that a judge or
The proposal for a unilateral court of judges be substituted for
statement argued that this would the jury in all trials in the United,
not disturb the London naval treaty States," the winning team swayed
as it would follow closely the con- MBuiney by their superiority in
structioh and replacement allowed argument and refutation, according
under the terms of the first years to his summing up of the case.
of the Franco-Italian agreement. Adelphi was better in analysis and
It is suggested, to make the situa- delivery, he said.
tion clear, to state the entire pro- The debate centered about the
gram for nine years, which would T
bring France to 1940 with the same I evils inherent in the jury system,
tonnage of 640,000 as now, but with- delay and incompetence, and the
out the superannuated units.. weight of tradition and safeguards
outhesperanuatdunts., af individual liberties it carries.
Alpha Nu advocated reform rather,
than abolition of present arrange-
C NE CAlphaNu was represented byI
Clinton D. Sandusky, Kenneth Luce,
and Charles A. Rogers, Jr. Keith
Brown, Robert H. Howard, and Gil-
bertE. Bursley spoke for Adelphi.
Tilson Definitely Enters Race v/ictor Rabinowitz, speaker of Aded-
i s Cphi, which was host to the debaters,
in House; CNose Contest presided.
Believed Likely. -
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Defeat of Feighner Resolution
Appears Virtually Sure
in Final Vote.
Representation Maximum of 25
Per Cent Directed at
Wayne County.
LANSING, Apr. 28. - (P) - The
Feighner resolution proposing a
limit of 25 per cent on Wayne
county's representation in the state
legislature advanced over a trouble-
some course in committee of the
whole today in the house. Its de-
feat, however, was virtually assured
on a final vote tomorrow.
After a long debate which brought
a sharp division between the Wayne
delegation and out-state represent-
atives, the committee of the whole
voted to send the resolution to the
house judiciary committee for revi-
sion. A few minutes later for the
first time this session overruled the
recommendation of the committee
of the whole and advanced the
measure to the final vote.
Would Limit Representation.
The Feighner resolution, which
would initiate an amendment to
the constitution, proposes a limit
on eight senators from any one
county and maximum of 25 per cent
of the house membership. Wayne
now has seven senators and 21 rep-
resentatives. Another clause sub-
jected to vigorous attack in debate
would deny the people the right to
initiate a referendum on the ques-
tion of legislative apportionment.
Two-Thirds Majority Needed.
Joint resolutions require a two-
thirds majority for passage, or 67
votes in the house. Friends of the
Feighner resolution were able to
summon only 43 votes against 29
to overrule the -comimittee of the
whole. The roll call to advance the
measure to final vote was 43 to 33.
Committee Disregards Cannon's
Challenge on Inquiry in
Anti-Smith Campaign.
WASHINGTON, April 28.-(/P)-_
Ignoring a challenge of its authoi-
ty by Bishop James Cannon, jr., the
Senate campaign funds committee
voted today to continue its inquiry
into the 1928 anti-Smith campaign
expenditures of the Southern Meth-
odist church.
A unanimous decision by the three
commitcc'men n resent set Ma


Dr. Walter H. Sawyer,
Regent of the University for 26
years and a prominent figure in
state medical circles, who died sud-
denly yesterday when stricken with
heart disease while playing golf at
the Hillsdale Country club. Hills-
dale, Mich. Dr. Sawyer was 71 years
Leaders of Campus
Consider Proposed



Editor's Note: Below are the.
opinions expressed by a repre-
sontative group of student lead-
ers on the proposed revision of
student government, which will
be voted on by men and women
m all schools and colleges of
the University tomorrow.
James Ward, '31E, president of
the Interfraternity council: The
new Student council plan is the re-
sult of much sane and constructive
thought. All students should mani-
fest interest in the proposed in-
telligerit student government by.
voting tomorrow.
George E. Hofmeister, '31, busi-1
ness imanager of the Michigan-
e nian: Most progressive step to-
wards better student government in
recent years.
Henry Merry, '31, managing edi-i
tor of The Daily: The proposed re-
vision of student government is the
most vital change in student-Uni-
versity relations in several years. It
will put the students on equal
standing with the faculty in the
Senate Committee on Student Af-
fairs, and will give the campus a
council organized on the merit sys-
tem--two much needed alterations
in student government. Every stu-
dent should be sure to vote!
I' ul Rigby, 31E, president of the
senior engineering class: Any plan
which will correlate the heretofore"
conflicting interests of the Univer-
sity and the student body should,
receive the whole-hearted support
of all.-I

Stricken at Hillsdale
Country Club While
Playing Golf.
Has Practiced Medicine:
Since His Graduation
From University.
HILLSDALE, April 28.-(P)-Dr.
Walter H. Sawyer, for more than a'
quarter of a century a Regent of
the University of Michigan, died
suddenly late today on the golf
course of the Hillsdale country club.
He was stricken with heart disease
is he was playing golf.
Medical College Graduate.
Dr. Sawyer, was born in Huron
county, Ohio, 71 years ago. He was
brought to Grass Lake, Mich., by his
parents and received his early edu
cation in the schools there. He was-
graduated from the University of
Michigan medical college in 1884
and came to Hillsdale. He had prac-
ticed medicine here since that time.
Member Central Committee.
He was a member of the Republi-
-an state central committee from
1904 to 1908 and in April, 1905, was
elected to the University Board of
Regents. He was reelected three
times, the last time in 1929. He
served as a trustee of Hillsdale col-
lege from 1896 until his death, He
was a fellow of the American Col-
lege of Surgeons, and a member of
the Michigan State Medical society,
the Detroit Academy of Meicine,
the American Medical associ tion,
the Detroit club, the Jackson City
club, and the Hillsdale country club.
Mrs.,Sawyer died in October, 1929.,
One son, Thomas Mitchell Sawyer,
Following are the statements .o,
President Alexander Grant Rnth-l
ven, and other University officials
when first informed by The Daily
of the death of Regent Sawyer.
President Ruthven: "I am deeply,
grieved at the passing of Dr. Saw-
yer. His great interest in, loyalty
to, and knowledge of the Univer-
city made him a most valuable
member of the Board of Regents.
The many members of the faculty.
who knew him will feel a deep
sense of personal loss. To know him
was to love him."
Junius E. Real, Regent of the
University: "Regent Sawyer had
been on the Board of Regents long-
er than any other member, having
served 26 years. He was one of the
strong men of the board in his
clearness of views on the problems
of education and administration
It is very difficult to think of any-
one being so advantageous to the
Board. His decisions were always
clearcut, given without hesitation,
and uniformly wise."
Dr. James D. Bruce, director of
postgraduate -medicine: "Dr. Saw-
yer's career has been unique in the
variety of its interests. His contri-
butions to the educational, social,
and political life of his community
and the state have been outstand-
ing. As a family physician, his first
concern was over the welfare of his
patients. The probability of his
Isudden passing has been 1ong

WASHINGTON, Apr. 28. -- (P) -
Possibilities .of a close contest over
the Republican candidate for the
speakership of the next House to-
day appeared to have passed the
blossoming stage.
Rep. John Q. Tilson of Connecti-
cut, mapority floor leader in the
last Congress, definitely entered the
race Monday with this announce-
"Having served in the House for
20 years I know that its members
will exercise their fair and honest
judgment with regard to the speak-
ership. Having been elected major-
ity leader four 'times, I should
naturally expect that I should be
Some colleagues of Rep. Tilson
interpreted his statement as indi-
cating he would not support the
apparent but unannounced candi-
dacy of Rep. Bertrand H. Snell
(Rep.), New York, for' the position.
Snell, as chairman of the power-
ful Rules Committee, automatically
became one of the probable candi-

Republic to Solve Employment


State Bulletins
(?v A ozrsed P 'dr s.
.l uesdaiy, April 28, 1931
DETROIT - The Street Railway'
commission today asked the au-
thority of the city council to spend
not more- than $3,400,000 in taking
over properties of the Detroit Mo-
torbus Co. The company, which is
the only competitor of the city
owned bus and street car lines, has
been operating on a day-to-day
FIaNT-Elmer J. Ottoway, Port
Huron yublisher, was unanimously'
nomiratd for the office of district
governor, -at the annual convention
of the twenty-third district of
Rotary International.
FLINT-Major General Guy M.
Wilson, head of the Michiganand.
'Wisconsin' national' guard forces,
was director of law for Flint today,
succeeding Frank G. Millard, who
served through three administra-
tions andrwas removed from office
last night.
MUSKmfCN-The nlacing of all


MADRID, April 28.--(A)-Several
of the many stiff problems which
the new Spanish republican gov-
ernment is facing began forcing
themselves forward today.
Included among them are un-
employment, reconciliation of the
Catalonian demand for regional in-
dependence with the unity of the
republic and reduction of the per-
sonnel of government departments.
The last of these measures is con-
sidered necessary for economy and
a safe budget. But the govern-
ment's leaders are realizing that to
achieve it, it will be necessary to
create more unemployment when
already many thousands are with-
out jobs throughout Spain.
A.S.M.E. to Present
Motion Picture Today
"Dynamic America," a movingi
picture, wil be shown by the Uni-
versity chapter of the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers,
at 7:15 o'clock tonight in Natural
Science auditorium.
The picture will describe the de-
velopment and uses of electricity,
particularly in the home. Methods
of present day manufacture of pa-
per, steel, textiles are shown and
the advantages to modern industry
through the use of electricity point-
ed out.
The picture has been made avail-
able through the courtesy of the
Western Electric and Manufactur-
ing company.
Ruthven Will Address
Chicago Alumni Group,

for further hearings. Chairman Nye T. Hollister Mabley, '31E, busi-I
withheld any announcement as to l ess manager of The Daily: As
witnesses, saying the committee at much the duty of every student to
that time would "receive the evi- understand and express his opinionI
dence developed by its investiga-i on this plan of government as any
tion." I3citizen to vote.
Besides Nye, a North Dkota Re-
publican, Senators Dale, Republi- iH. Bruce Palmer, '31, president of
can, Vermont, and Wagner, Den-.j the senior literary class and busi-
crat, New York, attended the meet-! ness manager of the Gargoyle: The
ing. Senators Patterson, Republi- lan will eliminate the much-heard
can, Missouri, and Dill, Democrat, of criticism of too much paternal-
Washington, the other two mem- ism on the part of the University
bers, will not be here until next and the complaints about the in-
Monday when the committee starts effectual operation of the Student
a two-clay hearing on proposed re- council.
vision of the corrupt practices act. Gy ,
-George A. -usenbury, '31, manag-

. i

If I Were a Man,' 'If I Were a
Woman' Are Two Featured
Articles of Issue.
What would you do if you were
of the opposite sex?
There have been, in recent times,I
some questions raised about 'this
problem. Gargoyle has found' the
answers and these are printed in'!
two articles in the May issue which
will appear on the campus today.
After some search Gargoyle found
women who would discuss frankly
the question, "If I Were a Man-."
The article begins "If I were a man,
I would know a lady when I saw
one." This is only one of the many
suggestions for the male sex which
are contained in this article. ,

perbly," according to the article
which will be in the May issue of
the Gargoyle.
"The University of Michigan," is
a genuine story written by a loyal
freshman to the boys back home
at the Grand Rapids Central High
school and it is reprinted from the
school paper. It contains a number
of interesting things as they appear
to the first-year men.
Under the title "Literary Leers,"
there are a number of literary cri-
ticisms in verse, explaining the
work of many of the moderns and
several that were not so modern.
"Cook's Towers," tells of some of
the happenings in conection with
the new additions to the Law quad-
There is in addition a large cam-

The Board in Control of Stu-
dent Publications will hold its
meeting for the appointment of
the nasnaging editor and busi-
ness manager of The Michigan
Daily, the Michiganensian, and
the Gargoyle on May 16, 1931.
Each applicant for a position
is requested to file seven copies
of his letter of application at the
board office in the Press building
not later than May 9 for the use
of the members of the board.
Carbon copies, if legible, will be
satisfactory. Each letter should
state the facts as to the appli-
cant's experience upon the pub-
lication or elsewhere, so far as
they may have any bearing upon
his qualifications for the posi-
tion sought, and any other facts

I ing editor of the Michiganensian:
r one thing to be said in favor of the
I plan is that it will provide an op-
portunity with subsequent Senate
Committee consideration to discover
whether the administration has the
slightest idea of allowing students
to do more than determine the
number of events in class games.
Albert F. Donohue, '31, president
of the Union: The plan will give
the student body the effective voice
in student government which i
rightfully theirs.
Merton J. Bell, '31, president of
the Student council: By taking it
from the realm of politics, the pro-
posed student administrative coun-
cil will be able to concentrate on
administrative work and hence be
able to function more smoothly
than is possible under the present

known 'to him, but he bravely ,ig-
nored it and found solace in the
fullfillment of his many official ob-
libgations. He will be sadly missed,
more especially in Hillsdale and at1
the University. It was a great priv-
ilege to have been numbered among.
his friend.
Shirley W. Smith, vice-president
and secretary of the University:
"Dr. Sawyer had been, aregentfor
over 25 years. In all that period
his unfailing optimism, his sane
(Continued on Page 8)
Randalls Show Rapid
Gains From Injuries

Prof. Harrison M. Randall, dir-
tor of the physics laboratory, and
Mrs. Randall, seriously injured the
morning of April 20 in an automo-
bile accident on U 5-12, four miles
west of Ann Arbor, are improving







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