EDITED AND MANAGED BY STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
VOL. XLI., No. 156.
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATTJRDAY, MAY 9, 1931
PRICE FIVE C
CAPS DESPITE RI
More Than 600 First Year Men
Toss Pots' Into Hastily
FIRST BONFIRE BURNED
Bell, Bighy, Taylor, Kuehn Talk
at Traditional Function;
Free Show Offered.
Undaunted by a drizzling rain
and the fact that their huge bon-;
fire had been prematurely burned
by students alleged to be members
of the sophomore class, more thanl
600 freshmen threw their pots into
a hastily constructed b1 a z e in
Sleepy Hollow last night during the
traditional Cap Night ceremonies.
A crowd of about 7,000 University
students and towns people witness-
cd the event.
Merton J. Bell, '31, president of
the student council, a c t e d as
spokesman, introducing the four
speakers of the evening. First to
address the Cap Night assembly
was Paul S. Bigby, '31E, president
of the senior engineering class, who
spoke on Michigah's traditions and
the responsibilities of the class of.
1934. He was followed by Laverne
Taylor, '31Ed, president of the sen-
ior education, class, who augment
ed Bigby's address with further
comments on Michigan's traditions
and the importance of their con-
tinuation. Edward Kuehn, '33M,
then told of the Spring Homecom-
ing program, which began yester-
day, and recited the order and mer-
its of the coming events.
Yost Awards Letters,
Following the student speeches,
Fielding H. Yost, director of inter-
collegiate athletics, made a short
address and then presented "M"
blankets to mem~bers of the senior
class who have won at least two
letters in one sport.. Those receiv-.
ing the blankets were Perry Aus-
tin, William Benz, William Comp-'
ton, Francis C o r n w e 11, Tommy
Couris, Joseph Downing, Leo Drav-
eling' Thernn D~nh, h ~ ne4t
SOPHOMORES OUTSMART FRESHMAN
GUARD; BURN CAP NIGHT BONFIRE
Large Pile of Wood Ignited
Sophomores at 3:45 o'clock yes-
terday afternoon set fire to and
burned the Cap Night bonfire on
which t h e freshmen had been
working since 9 o'clock in the
morning. Despite this premature
blaze, the freshmen commenced to
rebuild the pyre in hopes to com-
plete it for the evening's activities.
According tothose who witnessed
the blaze, only four freshmen were
guarding the pile at the time. Har-
vey Bauss, '33, captain of the
sophomore class, approached them'
from the direction of Mosher-Jor-
dan dormitories. While the inter-
est of the freshmen was centered
on him, it is claimed, some oner
crept up behind the pile of wood
and ignited it.
He was observed before he had
a chance to escape unnoticed, and
while -three of the yearlings were
attempting t~o put the fire out, the
fourth chased the unknown, but
was unable to catch him. Efforts
to obtain the assistance of the fire
department on the part of the
freshmen proved to be of no avail,
and the 20-foot pile of wood and
cardboard burned to the ground.'
Before it was altogether in ashes,
however, two truck loads of fresh
material had arrived, and recon-
struction was begun about 50 feet
from the site of the first pyre un-
der the direction of Richard Fur-t
niss, '31E, councilman in charge of
Cap Night activities.
The first attempt to burn fresh- I
man b o n f i r e s nrematureiy was
made in 1929, when the class of
'32, commenced their building on
Thursday afternoon. At 2 o'clock
Friday morning the few who were
guarding the pile were overwhelm-
ed by 30 or 40 sophomores who
threw milk bottles full of gasoline
on the wood and ignited the pile.
The freshmen were able, however,
to build a new bonfire in time for
the evening's festivities. Last year,
aagreement between the two un-
dercelasses prevented any such oc-
Had the plan, which the sopho-
mores successfully used, failed, it
was understood that Bauss nad ar-
ranged for the pile to be firec by
means of burning tapes attached
to arrows, which were to be shot
from the road overlooking Sleepy
Professor Bartlett to L e a v e
Main Group to Make
Trip to Tikal.
Prof. Harley H. Bartlett, head of
the, research expedition now in
Guatemhala, was still in Uaxactum,
according to the last letters receiv-
ed from him, dated April 9 and
VISITORS TO VIEW
Iron Pouring, Casting, Concrete
Experiments Will Feature
Open House Today.
Open House in the engineering
college will be featured today with.
the pouring of iron from a cupola'
at 10 o'clock in room 4313, East En-
gineering building. The process of
remelting the iron and the pouring
may be witnessed by visitors.
Watch fob souvenirs will be given
out in room 1304 East Engineering
building. These will be made in the
presence of visitors. At each hour
of th'e morning, concrete beams will
be tested and broken in room 102,
West Engineering building.
At the opening of the exhibit
yesterday, approximately twice as
many people attended as at the last
Open House, held a few years ago.
This exhibit was originated as a
display to accompany May Festival
week but was held earlier this year
to accommodate visitors to the
Spr'ng homecoming program.
By Saturday noon, closing hour
for the display, over 3,000 people,
will have attended the exhibits, it
is estimated by the interest being
shown by students and visitors from
all parts of the state.
At 4:15 yesterday afternoon, an
illustrated lecture on Camp Davis
was held in connection with the
Open House program.
GOVERNOR B ROCKEHR
VETOES MALT TAX
DR. RICHARD SMITH
NAEDB BRUCKE IR1
TO REGENT'S POST
Grand Rapids Surgeon Chosen
to Fill Vacancy Caused
by Sawyer's Death.
SERVED IN WORLD WAR
Was in Charge of Largest Red
LANSING, May 8.-(/P)--Dr. Rich-
ard Smith of Grand Rapids today
was appointed to the board of re-
gents of University of Michigan by
Gov. Wilber M. Brucker. He takes
the place made vacant by the re-
cent death of Regent Walter H.
Sawyer of Hillsdale.
'Dr. Smith was graduated from
the University in 1892. He is a
member of the board of regents of
the American College of Surgeons
and is chief surgeon of Blodgett
Memorial hospital at Grand Rapids.
The governor issued the follow-
"The University of Michigan's
activities are closely related with
state health units, health pro-
grams, hospital and public health
generally. The state has no more
important function than the safe-
guarding of public health. I feel
it is of the utmost importance to
have some one on the board of re-
gents professionally familiar with
the problems of the University
medical school, University hospital
and others to take the place of Dr.'
Sawyer who so ably served for 26
Stands high in Medical World.
"Dr. Smith stands high in the
medical profession of our state and
is fully qualified by intimate knowl-
edge and contact to help formulate
a policy relating to this important'
branch of government. He is one
of the keenest and most br lliant
minds in the medicalprofession to-
day. He is a great student and of
the highest ethical type. He is a
member of the University Alumni
association, the American Legion
and the Veterans of Foreign Wars."
Dr. Smith accompanied Dr.. Wil-
liam Mayo on tours of South Amer-
ica and Australia to demonstrate;
American methods of surgery.Dur-
ing the World war he was in charge
of the largest American Red Cross
hospital in Paris. He retired with
the rank of colonel.
Is Famous Surgeon.) .
Grand Rapids, May 8.-(A)-Dr.
Richard R. Smith, who was ap-
pointed today by Gov. Wilber M.
Brucker as a regent of Univ'ersity
of Michigan, is one of Michigan's
He is one of the founders of the
American College of Surgeons and
is a regent of the organization. He
also is a member of the American
Medical association and its sub-
ordinate societies, and is a former
vice president of the American
Gynecological society. I
During the World war Dr. Smith
served in France as head of unit
Q of the American Red Cross,
earning the rank of lieutenant col-
onel. Dr. Smith was graduated
from University of Michigan in1892.
He is a native of Grand Rapids,
born here 61 years ago, and has
spent virtually all of his life here.
TO HONOR PARKER
Local Military Unit Schedules
Drills for Major-General.
The R. 0. T. C. will sponsor three
programs next Thursday in honor
of Major-General Frank Parker,
commanding officer of the sixth
corps area, who will be here on
that date. A luncheon in his honor
will be held at the Union at 12:15
o'clock. Pres. Alexander G. Ruth-
ven and the deans of the various
colleges that have students taking
R. O. T. C. work will be guests.
At 5:20 in the afternoon a grad-'
uation parade will be held at south
Ferry field, or in the field house in
case of inclement weather.
*General Parker will congratulate
this year's graduates and present
medals to Michigan's winning rifle
team. The junior officers will as-
sume command of the various R. O.
T. C. units, and the seniors will
stand in formation with Major-
At 6:15 o'clock the Ann Arborl
HELPS TO LOCATE'
A ssoc ate 4'ress Photo ,
Maj. Sidney Cotton,
English aviator who assisted in a
search for Augustine Courtaid, who
Iwas lost this last winter in the
wastes of Greenland conducting
AL[UMNI TO DISC'bUSS5
Business Administration School
Graduate Conference Will
Take Place Today.
Business methods and the pres-
ent economic condition will be the
theme of the third annual alumnit
conference of the School of Bus-f
iness Administration, which will
open at 9:30 o'clock this morning
in the Union.
More than 75 alumni are expect-
ed to be in attendance, membersf
of the general committee, which'
is composed of D. M. Phelps, '26;
T. K., Haven, '29, and R. T. Beall,t
'30,, said yesterday.
Presiding at the general session
which will.open the conference willI
be Raymond T. Perring, M.B.A., '27,?
of the Detroit Savings bank. Dr.
Clarence- S. Yoakum, vice-president3
of the University, will make the ad-
dress of welcome, and Milton J.
Drake, M.B.A., '30, will give the re-
Group discussions in banking and
investments, marketing and salesI
management, and accounting, willj
close the morning session. At the
noon luncheon, Robert Starr But-s
ler, a graduate of the business ad-
ministration school .and vice-pres-
ident in charge of advertising of'
the General Foods corporation, will
be the principal speaker.
Costumes Need Not be Costly,,
Nor Especially Designed,
'FAT HS AND SONS BANQUET,'
GOULD LECTURE TO FEATURE[
Judge Weygandt, Poorman, Will Talk at Din
in Union Tonight; Geologist Will
Discuss Byrd Expedition.
Final preparations for the Fathers and Sons banquet in
Union at 6 o'clock tonight and the Laurence Gould lecture in
auditorium at 8 o'clock were made yesterday by the Spring H
coming committee, in charge of the three-day program of e
which began yesterday. Tickets for both the banquet and the le<
will remain on sale at the Union, the League, and among me
of the committee until late this afternoon.
More than 400 guests are expected to attend the banque
night which will be featured by addresses from A., G. Poorman
of Chicago, and Judge Carl B. Weygandt, of Cleveland. Se
other short speeches will fil'
I' program. Following the ban
Michigan Nine Beats interest in the HomnetomIn
Wisconsin, 10 to 6 gram will turn to the Gould
consinture at Hill auditorium where
motion pictures and slides wil
The Michigan baseball team company the famous explo
yesterday clouted out a 10-6 vic- address.
tory over the Wisconsin nine at Gould Given Special Privileg
Madison in a slugfest marked by "Larry Gould," second in i
thrue home runs. mand on the recent Byrd anta
Diffley, Wolverine catcher, ac- expedition, has the unique dis
counted for one round trip, while tion of beng one of the few
Braendle, Michigan fielder, and ever to be granted the privilej
Smilgoff, Badger outfielder con- lecturing upon such an enters
tributed the other two. This privilege is usually reserve
Compton and MacNeal were the commander, but was give
the Michigan pitchers, while the Michigan man by Comma
Sommerfield hurled for the Wis- Richard Byrd as a wedding pri
consin team. The Wolverines last year. Mrs. Gould was for
collected 12 hits for 22 bases, Miss Margaret Rice, an Ann I
Iwhile. the Badgers hit 11 times girl.
for 17 bases. In a statement from Prof. V
'_Hobbs, himself an explorer of
the Gould address was termed
best lecture on polar expedi
mat Ihave o w.s " The n"h
PLANSfFOReALUMNI~ly enhances the value of the lec
MEET FORM LATE cr1 WHi Fete Mothers.
Other events scheduled toda
jthe Mother and.Daughter lunc
"ClubsViLlHokThid :and the Wyvern tea, for 'W
chigan C Wr guests at the League. The Michi
Triennial May22 and 23, Minnesota track. meet, the
Announces. home performance of the squac
Tapping 1931 and the last appearanc
such stars as Eddie Tolan, w
IF inal plans were announced yes- record holder in the 100-yard<
terday for the third Triennial of Perry Austin, two-mile Big
I the University of Michigan clubs champion, and Cabtain John P
which will be held May 22 star pole-vaulter, will be hel
wi Cl be dheMamn2and 23, 2:30 p. in., at Ferry Field. A ch
in Cleveland when alumni and has been made from the orii
alumnae from all parts of the coun- program concerning the swim
try will take part in the inter- exhibitionawhich will be dispi
national celebration, by the finals of the Y. W. C. A.
at 7:30 o'clock tonight, in the Ii
More than 300 delegates from the mural gym.
various alumni organizations are Sunday's program includes
expected to attend, T. Hawley Tap- Mothers' Day musical concer
ping, general secretary of the alum- Hill auditorium at 4 o'clock ins
ni association, said yesterday fol- of 3 as announced' yesterday
which time the Varsity glee
lowing a conference with Clyde W. and the band will entertain
Colby; '11E, Cleveland, general versity guests. Senior Cane Da3
chairman. also feature the Sunday progra
Business sessions will be held all Exhibitions, reunions, special
day Friday, followed by a banquet tertainments' at fraternity
in the evening in honor of Presi- sorority houses and the Unive
activity in every school and cc
dent Alexander G. Ruthven. The will complete the remainder b:
business sessions will be continued Homecoming program.
i Saturday morning 'and will close at Open House displays in the I
noon. neering college will be open t
The general theme of the meet- public Saturday morning. Dr
ings will be an attempt to evaluate inclement weather a route has
college training at the University devised whereby visitors ma
based on the experience of individ- most of the exhibits without I
ual alumni who have finished a ing the main building.
complete course. The speakers will Those visiting the engine
be men who graduated from the I building are asked to sign the r
University ten and twenty years ter located in'the lobby.
ago. They are:
Charles E. Blanchard, Columbus; Auto Parts in ExhI
James K. Watkins, Detroit; Harvey,
L1,Lunue, Leonard Many of the members of the ex-
Friedman, Robert Gordon, Edwin pin, ording to the exs
Hammer, Richard Livingston, John pedition, according to the letters
R. Noyes, John Pottle, Joseph Roy- have had a slight touch of the fev-
ston, James H. Simrall, Arthur er and have been pestered by the
S c h la n d e r e r, Alfred Steinke, Bot fly larvae. This fly lays its
Charles Smith, Kenneth Stolpman, eggs on the skin and when the
Eddie Tolan, Irving Valentine, and young hatch they borrough farther
Joe Woodard. The awards were fol- in. Although very irritating, the
lowed by a short speech from fly causes no particular harm, the
Coach Harry Kipke. letter said.
Michigan Theatre Damaged. So far, the trip has been quite
Following the Cap Night cere- a ,success, Professor Bartlett writes.
monies at Sleepy Hollowi students They have gathered a considerable
flocked to the Michigan and Ma- collection of birds, plants and ani-
jestic theatres for the traditional mals. Discoveries of many types
free show. In the rush at the Mich- of bats, found in the forests and
igan theatre, two plate glass win- among old ruins, have astonished
dows were smashed and a main members of the expedition.
front door carried away at the Professor Bartlett will separate
hinges. No damage was done at from the main group of the'party
the Majestic. in order to make a short trip to
Freshmen committeemen worked Tikal which is in the Savannah
throughout the day to build one of country. Dr. Josselyn Van Tyne,
the largest bonfire piles in the his- assistant curator of birds in the
tory of Cap Night, only to have University Museum of Zoology, and
several students raid Sleepy Hollow Dr. Adolph Murie, assistant curator
at 3:45 yesterday afternoon and of animals, will remain with the
set fire to the imposing array of camp at Uaxactum until Professor
empty boxes, sticks, and miscellan- Bartlett's return. They will con-
cous kindling. An emergency call tinue with their branch of the ex-
was issued to houses throughout pedition.
the campus and the freshmen Because of the tardiness of the
worked up until the time of the mail, it is impossible to ascertain
opening ceremonies in erecting a exactly where Professor Bartlett is
new pile nearly as large as the pre- now. According to Dr. Frederick
vious one. The bonfire was lit at M. Gaige, director of the Univer-
8:40 and the discarding of pots sity museum of Zoology, Professor,
commenced almost immediately. Bartlett is now probably in El Cayo,
where he intends to make collec-
tions along the river and then head
~ .for the pine ridge. He has signi-
fled his intentions of being home
State.UBulletins aotM 4
about May 24, but his arrival may
(BY Assnriatpd P,) be delayed until some time in June.
Friday, May 8, 1931 The camp at Uaxactum has for its
;pets a jaguar and a peccary, the
M U S K t G ON--Prof. Joseph E _____r______d.
Maddy, of University of Michigan,.
will be the guest conductor when }** e Scores
the first annuai west shoremusic Noble Prize Authors
festival is held here May 13, 14 and
15. One thousand singers, from SYRACUSE N. Y., May 8.-(IP)-
schools of Grand Haven, -Luding- S. S. Van Dine, in private life Wil-
ton, Whitehall, Muskegon Heights bur Huntington Wright, in a mes-
and Muskegon will participate, sage of greetings appearing today
D EC T R 0 T-Because 'she could in the literary magazine of Syra-
spell "picayune" and 14 other con- cuse University, poked fun at this
t e s t a n t s couldn't, 13-year-old superficial age" and at the writ-
Blanche Krell, an eighth grade pu- The article appeared on the same
pil, will represent Detroit in the page with gee rom in cair
national spelling bee at Washing- Lewis. This was purely by accident.
Leaders in Legislature Revise
Budget; Property Levy
to Produce Funds.
LANSING, May 8-(P)-Governor
Brucker today vetoed the malt tax
bill and simultaneously legislative
leaders abandoned all forms of
special revenue. They set to work
at once dismantling appropriations
based on new levys and rearranged
them so the property tax will pro-
duce the funds. Their efforts shot
what had been an economy tax
budget of $26,500,000 up to a pros-
pective levy of $30,500,000. The pres-
ent state tax is $29,500,000.
Shortly after the executive dis-
approved the malt levy the house
of representatives, with only one
dissenting vote, passed a revised
budget to which $1,217,633 of prop-
erty tax appropriations annually
had been added. The senate finance
committee recalled the administra-
tion deficiency bill which had been
slashed in anticipation of' revenues
from the tax on malt and wort,
with the announced intention of
increasing the amount more than
In the new budget University of
Michigan and Michigan State col-
lege mill tax appropriations were
revised to conform with the Calla-
ghan bills previously passed by the
house and now in the senate. The
figures were reduced from $4,662,-
821 to $4,500,000 for the University
and from $1,554,273 to $1,500,000 a
year for Michigan State. Unless
the senate passes the Callaghan
bills, however, members of the fi-
nance committee pointed out, the
two institutions will be entitled to
the full amount of their mill tax
Will Return to Base
"Costumes for the Architects'
Ball, May 15, need not be expensive
nor especially designed for the oc-
casion," stated Percy Knudsen,
31A, general chairman for this
year's affair. Dancers may wear
costumes of their own choosing
which may include smocks or for-
Prizes for costumes will be
awarded, however, on a basis of
originality and appropriateness to
the modern decorative scheme
used. Several Chicago firms have
agreed to furnish designs and cos-
tumes for the affair at a very re-
duced rate to students, but only a
few days now remain to order such
Designs for the dress of specialty
dancers who will take part i ithe
pageant "Descent of the Martians"
at the ball are now on display in
the windows of a State street store.
They were designed by Mrs. R. T.
F. Ake, Canton; John R. Watkins
of Detroit; Roscoe Bonistel, Ann
Arbor; I. R. Crandall, New York
City; Alexander Trout, Detroit;
Philip 'Kniskern, New York City;
Paul Kellar, Buffalo, and Robert S.
Part of the Automotive Lal
tory exhibit will be housed in
R. 0. T. C. drill. hall during ht
coming. Several cut-away aut
bile chasis, two aero enginE
Cadillac V-16 motor, and a
wheeling transmission are on
play. Besides the automotive
bit, the military department 1
Brothers Denied New I
Trial in Lingle Case
CHICAGO, May 8.-(P)-Leo V.
Brothers was denied a new trial for
the slaying of Alfred J. Lingle,'
Tribune reporter, and was formally
sentenced by Judge Joseph Sabath
today to 14 years in prison. BrothT
no meberof s eam pienec
Comedy Club Wil C
The new addition to the Uiniver- Medieval French Fa
sity hospital will be structurally
completed June 1, and will be ready Two. performances bf "P ie
for occupancy, entirely furnished Patelin," medieval farce, wi
by July 1, it was announced yester- presented by the members ofC
edy club at 2:30 o'clock and at
day. .o'clock today in the Lydia Me
The construction has moved along ssohn theatre.
evenly and according to schedule Costumes and sets for the
with none of the usual delays caused duction are in period and the
by unfavorable weather or delay in ers act as did the fifteenth-ce
receiving materials equipment. actors when the play was