EDITED AND MANAGED BY STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
VOL. XLI., No. 150
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1931
PRICE FIVE CENTS
lIZAg 10 N
Lack of Coordination
Among Schools Is
Elections to Phi Beta
By Denton Kunze
Synthesis and correlation of
knowledge to balance the extreme
specialization of the present era
were advocated by Dr. James R.
Angell, '90, president of Yale uni-
versity, in his official address be-
fore the eighth annual Honors
Convocation yesterday at Hill
Following the address, Dr. An-
gell was awarded an honorary
degree of doctor of laws.
Though the new tendency is to
break down the walls between dif-
ferent branches of knowledge, Dr.
Angell said, over-specialization in
the fields of higher -education is
often responsible for the chauvin-
istic attitude of exclusiveness which
rises in various department of a
university. A large part of faculty
politics, he pointed out, is concern-
ed with the playing off of one de-
partment group against the other.
Similarly, he said, law, medicine,
the ministry, and other professions
suffer because of the lck kof co-
ordination of knowledge in the spe-1
cialist's education. . .
"Scientists tell us that intrinsic
human intelligence has probably
made no advance. since Adam and
Eve set dups-housekeeping in the,
Garden of Eden, and that there is
little or no reason to believe that
Sfurther development of any conse-
quence can be looked for in the
human brain, and therefore in the
quality of the thinking which em-
anates from it," Dr. Angell said.
"Whatever truth there may be in
these depressing judgments, there
can be no question that humanity
has managed, by capitalizing its
achievements in one generation, to
start off the next one on a slightly
higher level, until the extraordin-
ary thing that we call civilization
has come to pass.
Specialist Important Figure.
"The period in which we are liv-
ing has witnessed such a pushing1
forward of the frontiers of scientific
knowledge and such a revolution in
the mastery of nature as no pre-
vious epoch has remotely ap-
proached. This result has largely
been achieved by discoveries follow-
ing on a process of intensive spe-
cialization, which has made the
specialist himself the commanding
figure in our scientific and intel-;
"Now while there are abundant
indications that specialization must,
and should, go steadily forward,
there is a crying need for a fresh
synthesis of knowledge and a co-
ordination of the professional and
(Continued on Page 8)
.(By Associated Frets)31
Friday, May 1, 1931
OWOSSO-Kenneth Welch, 17,'
knocked at the door of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Welch here this
morning and informed Mrs. Welch
he was her son, missing for 15
years. He had been left with a
neighbor family in Goshen, Ind., in
1916, while Mrs. Welch underwent
an operation and the family mov-
ed away without reclaiming him.
5000 VISIT CAMPUS
Visitors Throng Campus Walks
and Inspect Buildings.
Ribbons and badges of many
colors and sizes outshone "M's" and
class numerals yesterday as thou-
sands of visitors thronged the cam-
p4i sidewalks for the meetings of
two conventions and two high
Over 4,000 high school students
arrived in the course of the day
to attend the final debate of the
Michigan High School Debating
League, which was held last night
in Hill auditorium, as well as a
meeting for tryouts for the All-
State orchestra. Many school teach-
ers from throughout the state ar-
rived for the first day's session of
the annual Michigan Schoolmast-1
ers' Club convention, just as the
Retail Grocers' and Meat Dealers'
Association of Michigan was clos-
ing its meeting.
The many visitors were enter-;
tained in various ways by the Uni-
versity, many of them going on
tours of the campus grounds andi
buildings under the guidance of
students. Others witnessed the de-c
feat of the Colgate nine at the
hands of the Varsity baseball team,
attended the Honors Convocation,
or saw the annual struggle betweent
the underclassmen on the Huron.
SENTOR IN STATEE
Escanaba Man Angers Colleague;1
Face Slapped in Debate 1
Over Amendments. x
LANSING, May 1.-(P)-The leg-t
islature ended the fourth month of
its deliberations today with ten- r
sion at high pitch and leaders
struggling to clear the way for ad- t
In the senate Friday morning1
harsh words were exchanged and
a member was slapped. Senator
Herbert J. Rushton, of Escanaba,
angered by a remark made by Sen-1
ator William F. Turner, of Morley,
slapped the latter on the face with
his open hand. Turner had goner
to Rushton's desk to discuss pro-r
posed amendments to the act ex-
ttending stat e aid to the poorj
school districts. The senators sat*
side by side, talking in low tones,
when suddenly Rushton turned on1
Turner. The latter made no move
to retaliate. Later when Turner
had returned to his own seat,e
Rushton went there and they shook
Senator Artthur E. Wood, of De-I
troit, and Senator Ernest S. Con-t
lon, of Grand Rapids, staged a ver-
bal claimed Wood had agreed toI
attack amendment to the mn a 1 t
tax bill which would reduce the
fee for retail places handling malt
products and for automobiles used
to transport malt. The Grand Ra-
pids member demanded that the
progress of tle malt measure be
halted and that it be tabled until
amendments were attached.
"It's a question of veracity," Sen-
ator Wood retorted. "I told Sena-
tor Conlon I would try and get
amendments on the bill, but I
promised nothing. The house re-
fused to amend the bill. Racke-
teers have been lobbying against
this measure, which willgtake $2,-
000,000 a year off the property tax,
and it was decided it was better to
pass it unchanged."
Conlon offered a motion to table
the bill, charging a promise had
been made but had not been car-
ried out. The senate rejected the
motion by an overwhelming votei
and the malt bill, which Governor
Brucker has described as "wrong
in principle," was ordered sent to
the executive for approval or veto.
The governor said he is not ready
to declare what he will do with
ROBBINS EXPLAINS DETROIT DEBATING
UNIVERSITY STAND TEAM WI NS TITLE
Assistant to President States St. Anthony Squad Beats Union
Present Publication Plans of Grand Rapids in Finals;
Will be Unchanged. Effinger Presides.
WILL BE HEADQUARTERS TOPIC IS CHAIN STORES
Student Publications Are Not 4,000 Hear Contests; FinalistsI
to be Confused With New Awarded Gold Watches; Cups
Project, He Says. Given to Both Schools.
No change in the University's Two boys and a girl from Detroit
policy in connection with printing St. Anthony high school are the
and publishing is contemplated debating champions of the Michi-1
gan High School Debating league
with the occupatons oftd nfor 1931. They won their title last
University publications building,i night from the Grand Rapids
Dr. Frank E. Robbins, assistant to 'Union debate team in Hill audi-
President Alexander G, Ruthven torium before an audience of 4,000.
I The vote of the judges was two to
pointed out yesterday. one.
"The new building," Dr. Robbins Winners Uphold Negative.
said, "will be a publications office The winners, upholding the neg-
rather than a printing office. Only ative of the question, "Resolved:
the University's own printing and that national chain stores operat-
the printing of very closely allied ing in the state of Michigan are
organizations wilt be handled." detrimental to the people of the
state," were Milton Elert, Edwin
Machinery to be Moved. Avery, and Evelyn Barth.
The 'new project, he said, is not Richard Braun, Robert Lindberg,
to be confused with the new build- and Jack Livingston debated for
ing to be erected to house the of- Grand Rapids Union. All six of the,
fices of the principal student pub- participants in the finals were giv-
- _.en gold watches andP ach team
ACTS AS LEADER
OF NEW REPUBLIC
Baseball and Tennis
Teams Win Contests
Two Michigan teams scored
victories yesterday afternoon on
Ferry Field, when the Varsity
baseball team defeated Colgate
for the second time, this game
by the score of 4-1. At the same
time the tennis squad trimmed
the Michigan State net team,
12-0, in their first match of the
GusKeigler, who pitched for
the Wolverines, allowed only four
hits, while his teammates got to
Davis for eight. Both walked two
The tennis team swept to an
easy victory over the State ag-
gregation, winning all nine of
the matches, the Spartans fail-
ing to win a single set. Captain
Brace was kept out of the singles
by a sore foot, but, paired with
Colby Ryan in the doubles, de-
feated Pinneo and Gee, 6-4, 6-1.
For complete sports stories, see
page 6 and 7.
FIRST DAY OF SPRING GAMES
ENDS IN -TIE BETWEEN LOWER
_CLASSES;_HOLD FlINALS TODAY
Freshmen Win in Final
Associa ted Pkress Phtor".1
lications, The Daily, the Michigan-
ensian, and the Gargoyle, which
will entirely distinct and under the
direction of the Board in Control
of Student Publications.
The University Press quarters,
made possible by the gift of Dexter
M. Ferris, jr., Detroit alumnus, will
be in the building north of the
building on Maynard street now
occupied by the student publica-
tions. It is expected that the offices
and equipment of the Alumni press,
now housed in the Economics build-
ing, will be moved to the new loca-
tion, and there is also the possibil-
ity that the University's presses,
now located in'the basemeint of the
library, will be moved to the May-
nard street location.
The principal need for such a
building. Dr. Robbins said, is not
as a printing office but as a head- I
quarters for the storage and dis-
tribution ofrUniversity publications..
They are now stored in the library
and in various other places about
the campus in a very unsatisfactory
manner, he added. More than $75,-
000 worth of books are now located
in the storage rooms of the library.
The new unit will also aim, he
explained, at the development of
an artistic and distinctive style for
the printing which it will handle.
No attempt will be made, however,
to compete with outside printing '
firms or to extend the size of the
plant past the needs of the Uni-
The type of publications which
the new unit will handle will in-
clude, in addition to the Alumnus,
weekly publication of the Alumni
association, the Miscellaneous and1
Occasional papers from the Uni-
versity museums, the bulletins from
the department of engineering re-
search, and work similar to some
that has been issued in the past
such as "A History of the Chemical
Laboratory," and a booklet on
"Michigan Trees," which has al-I
ready gone through nine editions.
To Study for Doctor's Degree
While Assisting Hough.
Ralph R. Johnson, since 1925 an
instructor in English in the Colleges:
of Engineering and Architecture,
has accepted a call to Drew univer-
sity, Madison, N. J., where he will
continue his study for a doctor's
degree and will assist Dr. Lynn
Harold Hough, head of the division
Johnson graduated from the Uni-
versity in 1923 and during the next
two years taught at Highland Park
High school and Junior college.
During the last four years he has
sity and has been giving lectures
been actively connected with the Ex-
tension division of the Univer-
throughout the state on "Hamlet"
and the "Servant in the House."
During his stay in Ann Arbor,
he has been actively associated with
the Wesleyan guild and was chair-
was awardedrat cup, the former Alcala Zamora,
from the Detroit Free Press, and Provisional president of the new,
the latter from the University ex- Spanish republic, who was called'
tension division. Both sponsor the upon to assume the leadership of
league. the government upon the abdica-
The affirmative team built its ar- tion of King Alfonso and his poli- .1
gument about the proposition that tical associates. Zamora was in ._
the centralized control system is prison for political reasons when Funds for Maintenance of Full
necessary tothe chain store, and the government was overthrown.
thtsc vl swage-cutting, Time Hospital Teacher
short weight, price-cutting through 'USought by Club.
the use of private brands, and zon- -iii M
ing (lowering prices to meet com-CTpeabs A tag day drive to support a full-
petition), are inevitable outcomes f[time teacher at the University hos-
of this system. 0 L Nital will be conducted by the
These pointsA were met by the0nKing's Daughter's from 9 until 5
negative by attempting tot show 1'loktodaytruhu the city.
that the evilspointed out by their The drive is held each year to
opponents either did not exist or i Tells Schoolmasters Meeting The d s heleacyrar to
were not in reality detrimentl. They High Schools Offer More ing out the work at the hosital.
argued that the savings to con- Variety in Courses. From the proceeds, a part-time
sumers in prices outweigh any dis- _Iteacher is maintained at the hospi-
adiantages that may be listed. In 'The immense increase in variety tal who provides instruction for
addition, they said, chains buy subjects offered in high schools the children of school age.
the state, and have many stock- d The school wasfoundedby the
holders in Michigan. is caused by the growing number! King's Daughters in 1922. At that
O'Neil One of Judges. of students who attend them as time the daily enrollment was only
Dean John R. Effinger, of the lit- f 'finishing schools'," stated Dr. Leo- im 10 to 15 students. At the pre-
erary college, presided. He was nard Koos, of the University of sent time, the daily enrollment ex-
presented by Prof. Gail E. Dens- Chicago, at the annual meeting of ceeds 150 and the annual number
more, of the speech department, the Michigan Schoolmasters' asso- more than 2,000
retiring manager of the league, ; ciation yesterday afternoon. isrmothng2,000.
who also introduced James H. Mc "For this reason," he continued, was taken over by the Michigan
Burney, of the speech department, "enrollment in such college, pre- Crippled Children's commission in
his successor. paratory courses as history, the 1927. TheKiwanis club of Ann Ar-
The judges were Dr. Edward C. sciences, and mathematics has not bor and the Earhart fund both aid
Mabie, head of the University of ! shown the average gain."i support of the teacher.
Iowa department of speech; Prof. The keynote problem of the con- Through the school, children who
Ray K. Imnmel, dean of the college vention has been the high school are forced to remain in the hospi-
of speech of the University of Cal- curriculum, and in meeting it, Dr. tal for some time are given private'
ifornia, and Prof. James M. O'Neill, Koos declared that "variability in instruction in the subjects which
head of the Michigan speech de- programshand guidance must go they would be taking in school. A
partment.. hand in hand." single teacher has usually about 20
Yesterday evening the annual students to see each day. By this
dinner of the club members was plan, children are able to continue
Cheld at the League building. Music in school with their classmates
was supplied by the Midnight Sons!when they have recovered.
quartet and Margot Sanger, of To- ( In addition to academic instrue-
ledo. At 7:45 the delegates attend- .tion, the school provides recrea-
Iv HU LAD__0 R C E R led the Michigan championship tional and vocational facilities for
high school debate in Hill audi- a large number of children.
torium., Tags will be sold on the princi-
Delegates Name Schultz State The classical conference will pal street corners throughout the
President; Battle Creek meet at 9 o'clock today in room city today.
-,7--... r..l2003 Anp ll hall- and the Loe yranhv
Second-Year Men Seek
Mustering their full strength at
the Union and Waterman gym-
nasium, freshmen and sophomores
will proceed to south Ferry field
at 10 o'clock this morning for the
second series of events of the
annual spring games. The two
classes were deadlocked at two
points each after the conclusion
of the first day's activities in the
battle for underclass supremacy at
the Huron river yesterday.
After winning the two selected
50-men team tug of wars by close
margins from their rivals, the
sophomores were dragged through
the Huron in the main event. The
superior numbers of the freshmen
proved a decisive factor in winning
'he class tug for the first year men.
although the latter disputed the
lecision, which awarded the points
or the team tugs to the sopho-
nores, the officials ruled that the
,lass of 1933 had pulled the rope
the required distance for victory in
The events scheduled for this
norning are the cane sprees, the
billow fights, the obstacle race, and
;he hog - tieing contests. Picked
nembers of both classes will par-
icipate in the firs t three events
vhile the entire group will take
cart in the hog-tieing contest. To
she class wining the majority of
he eleven cane sprees will go two
points. Likewise two points will be
awarded for the team securing the
best of the five bouts in the pillow
fight. The obstacle race and the
nog-tieing will count two and three
aoints respectively. -
Chance for Clean Record.
Several hundred spectators wit-
aessed the attempt of the sopho-
nores to pile up a lead and main-
ain its perfect record in underclass
:ompetition. The sophomores will
aave better than an even chance of
winning a majority of the points
;his morning, inasmuch as they will
nly be out-numbered in the final
Members of both classes are ask-
ed to be at their respective meeting
places by 9:30 so that the games on
Ferry field may begin on scheduled
time. As yesterday, members of the
Student council and "M" men will
assist in the handling of the games.
Battle Creekwas chosen yester-'
day as the site for the 1932 conven-
tion of the Michigan Retail Groc-
ers and Meat Dealers association at
the final meeting of the annual
three-day session held in the Union.
At the same t i m e, William
Schultz, of Ann Arbor, was elected
president of the state association,
succeeding Garret Vander Hooning,
of Holland. Schultz was vice-presi-
dent of the organization last year,
and at the present time holds the
same office in the local association.
Other officers were also elected,
including directors. They were Paul
Schmidt, Lansing, first vice-presi-
dent; Mr. Beatke, Traverse City,
second. vice-president; Orie Bailey,
re-elected treasurer, and Ole Peter-
son, Muskegon, J. Lurie, Detroit,
Warden Newman, Pontiac, Mr.
Spaulding, Battle Creek, and Walter
Loefler, Saginaw, directors.
Yesterday's program, aside from
election of officers and naming of
a convention site, included an ad-
dress in the morning by Charles H.
Janssen, secretary of the national
organization. His subject dealt with
gut Zi l ll, gluUi 81;g p Vy
conference will be held in room 6,
Angell hall. The junior high con-
feience will also meet at 9 o'clock.
At 1:30 o'clock the annual business
meeting will be held in room D
of the Law building.
Communist's May Day
Peaceful in Country
(By Assoc atLed Press)
America passed a quiet May Day,
and the rest of the world-save
in Cuba, Spain and Germany,
where police were forced to use
their weapons to subdue its over-
zealous agitators-was quiet, too.
From one to three persons were
reported killed a n d a number
wounded in a series of demonstra-
tions in Havana.
Two persons were killed and sev-
eral civilians as well as police of-
ficers were wounded when May
Day agitators came to grips with
police in Spain.
A working man and a communist
alderman were wounded severely
by a gunfire at Methmann, in the
Ruhr district of Germany Tn Rr
TO COUNTY BOARD
Name Former Engineer-Manager
to Road Commission Again.
Reappointment of A. R. Bailey
who, Jan. 9, was dismissed as engi-
Zeer-manager of the Washtenaw
county road commission, was made
yesterday by the commissioners.
3ailey was reappointed, the board
>f commissioners said, because he
aad an "implied" contract. He re-
oorted yesterday, and will serve the
remainder of the year.
Bailey, who had served 10 years
is engineer-manager of the board.
:eturned at a salary of $4,000 a year
nor the remainder of the term.
Following Bailey's dismissal by
'he board in January, charges of
Irregularity were hurled at the
Board of commissioners.. An inves-
;igation followed, the boards of
Supervisors voting confidence in the
hbwiryI kt i fo# In L#Anr
DO-X on Way to South America
Meets With Many Mishaps,
CANARY ISLANDS, May L--(IP)
-Germany's -biggest seaplane, the
Dornier DO-X, was safely anchored
in the harbor of Rio de Oro on the
west coast of Africa tonight, one
stage closer to South America on a
trans-Atlantic flight which she
begun last winter.
She tuned up her motors in Gan-
do Bay this morning, skidded across
the water and took the air, heading
She had been here ior three
months following a series of mis-
haps which necessitated repairs.
Yesterday she made the first trial
flight since heavy seas did her some
damage last February.
Before he left, Commander Fried-
rich Christiansen said he hoped to
go from Rio de Oro down to Bol-
ama in Portuguese West Africa and
take off from there for South Amer-
ica. Italo Balbo, leader of the recent
Italian flight to Brazil, started for
Bolama across the Atlantic.
One American was aboard for to-
day's flight. He was Harvey Brew-
ton, representative of the American
firm which built the big plane's
DETROIT--The Rev. R. N. Hol-Large Crowd Attends
saple made the headlines again to-
day. The M i c h i g a n Anti-Saloon Annual Military Ball
League superintendent was watch-
ing a demonstration of Commun- Dancing to the strains of Slatz
ists when a woman communist at- ancing Botstrin o
tempted forcibly to remove his hat Randall's Brunswick, recording or-
whlempadsreremplaying the "In- chestra, more than 300 couples at-
while bands were itherIn- tended the thirteenth annual Mili-
ternationale." He resisted her ef- tary Ball in the Union last night.
forts successfully. A special exhibition by a picked
sabre team immediately preceeding
DETROIT-T h e Bo ok-Cadillac the Grand March was one of the