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Hopwood Awards

nmittee's Report on
larking Approved
at Meeting.
ny Suggestions for
Revision Offered;
All Rejected.
'ext of Report on Page 8)
e report of the committee on
rading system, which, in a
and concise summary, went
cord as oposing any change
marking system now in use
e lit'erary college, was ap-
d yesterday at a meeting of
culty, dispelling-for a time,
ast-any possible hope for

Michigan First University to Adopt Marking
System Now in General UseAmongColleges


Was Novel When Adopted by
Faculty at .eeting
in 1912.

The use of honor points in the
marking system, adopted in 1912 by
the faculty of the literary college,
appears to have been a novelty, if
not an innovation, Dean Walter R.
Humphreys said yesterday.
Since that time, the point system
has been adopted g e n e r a l lyJ
throughout the country, he said,
adding that an editorial notice in
the Harvard Bulletin, written soon
afterward, explained the system
and praised it.
Until 1912, instructors in the lit-
erary college reported students as
Passed, Conditioned, or Not Passed.
On February 14, 1912, the faculty
adopted a system of grades and
honor points which, with minor
changes, is the one used at present.
The minutes of the faculty show
that adoption of the new system
was recommended by the adminis-
trative board, which at that time
was composed of Dean Read, chair-
man, Professors F. M. Taylor, Max
Winkler, J. L. Markley, A. G. Hall,
E. H. Krauss, J. P. Reeves, A. L.
Cross, C Bonner,E C. Case, T. E.
Rankin, and C. P. Wagner.'
A few years later, Dean Humph-

reys said, the minimum require-
ment of 120 hours and 135 points
was changed to one of 120 hours
and 120 points. Still later, the min-
imum requirement was changed to
read, 120 hours and at least as.
many points as hours, thus pre-
venting a student from graduating
with, say, 130 hours and 120 points,
that is, with less than a C average.
The latest change to be made was
the deduction of one honor point
for each hour of E grade. Without
this deduction, it was found, Dean
Humphreys said, that students with
certain counts of hours and points
would be damaged more by D than
by E grades. This was later correct-
Hutchins Criticizes Educational
System for Economic

Municipal Trading Center Will
Take Vendors From Streets
Near County Building.


I. Injured in Crash

Boillotat, Bonner, Gorman
First Places for High
. Excellence.

Get i


Laird Shows That City Officers
Should Not Benefit From'
Services Rendered.
Purchase of a site for the muni-
cipal market in order to remove it
from streets near the court house
was approved by the Common
council last night, and an opinion
was received from city attorney
William M. Laird painting out the
illegality of city officers' receiving
payment from the city for services'
or goods.
The aldermen decided not to ap-

No Specific Fields Mentioned;t
Wide Variety of Writing
Is Submitted.

vote, Dean John R. Effin-
d, was unanimous. Only a
iscussion following submit-
the report by Dean W. R.
reys, chairman of the com-

on File.
~te "was, that
s be collected
e committee
much to im-
our examina-
taken on the

In drawing up the report the
committee, the membership ofM
which included Dean Humphreys,
and Professors Peter Field, of the
mathematics department; J. N. Lin-
coln, of the Romance languages
department; I. L. Sharfman, of the
economics department; and A. E.
Woodhead, of the zoology depart-
ment, consulted with the heads of
various schools, faculty members,
and students. A study of the find-
ings made by Registrar Ira M. Smith
was also made by the committee.
Many proposals for revision were
considered by the committee, the
report stated, but its failure to rec-
ommend any of them was due to
m a j o r i t y opinion against any
No Sure Cure Found.
"The committee has not found in
any of the proposals, however, a
sure cure for the ills which afflict
the body academic," the report
stated. If it had, it would champion
that plan . . . The committee has
not found in any other system even
an assurance that it would yield
more advantage or involve less dis-
advantage than our present system.1
The committee can only recom-
mend, therefore, that our present
system be retained."
Included among the changes pro-
posed was that involving the addi-
tion of more grades, a system used
(Continued on Page 8)
State Dulletins
F Bri Asswctad Press)
F Friday, May 29, 1931
PONTIAC - Gerald F. Grandon,
former teller, was sentenced to
from 25 to 40 years and Adam Mor-
gan and Lewis Kish to from 20 to
40 years in Michigan State prison
by Circuit Judge -Frank L. Doty
upon their pleas of guilty to rob-
bing a bank of $13,000 a week and'
a half ago.
LANSING --The supreme court
ruled today that Justice E. J. Mill-
ington, of Cadillac, had no author-
ity to hold Frank Harrand, a
young farmer, in jail because the
judge did not believe Harrand's

Monthly Report by Department
of Commerce Indicates
WASHINGTON, May 31.--(IP)-
The commerce department report-
ed today that business conditions
generally showed continued and in
some instances, marked improve-
ment during April.
Greater than seasonal improve-l
ment was shown by manufactures
of f o o d products, automobiles,
leather and shoe products, cement
and tobacco, but iron and steel and
non-ferrous metal products manu-
factures were smaller than in
"April was the third consecutive
month," the department said, "in
which the volume of business in
the United States, after allowing
for normal seasonal trends, showed
further expansion from the low
levels established in January, while
the seasonal decline occurring in
early May has been slightly larger
than usual."

BEREA, Ky., June 1.-()- The prove further paving in the city
present economic situation was until at least July 1, wk hen the city's
blamed on an educational system accounts will be balanced, by refus-
that teaches men and women facts ing to rescind a ruliig passed last
but not how to use them by Dr.I year when the city's finances were,
Robert Maynard Hutchins, presi- strained.
dent 'of the University of ChicagoTotal Price $21,000.
who s teUesiofhi o' The new market site consists of
day. spoe at Berca college here to- the Luick and Feldkamp properties
Prior to receiving from his father, in the 400 block of Fourth street
Dr. William J. Hutchins, president and will be purchased at a total'
of Berea, an honorary degree of price of $21,000. $10,000 will be paid
doctor of laws,, the Chicago univer- immediatelyand..th r rtxitder in
sity president delivered the com- yearly installments of $500, includ-
mencement address closing the ing principal and interest.
seventy-fifth anniversary of the A bill to prevent outsiders from
mountain college. He termed It selling on the market produce they
one of the few educational institu- had not raised themselves was giv-
tions that would be missed if it en its second reading.
should disappear. Attorney Laird, in presenting his
The elder Hutchins, 69, in adding opinion on payments to city offi-
to the honorary degrees of his son, cers, pointed out that the law, sup-.
was the first college president- j ported by judicial action, prohibits
father so to honor his own son, a stockholders of corporations doing
college president. business with the citycfibm holding
Sir. Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, office. He indicated that the council
medical missionary of Labrador, re- could do as it chose in obcying this
ceived a similar honorary degree. law.
______________Will Ignore Statue.
It became apparent immediately
BOOTH FELLOWS IPfthat they preferred to ignore it in
its more technical applications
when they accepted the bid for
custody of city funds of the Farm-
ersand Mechanics bank, in which
Alderman William A. Paton and
C. C. Freeman are stockholders.
Architectural Student Awarded A special open hearing on the
i ht Annual prize proposed municipal court will be
held tonight in the council cham-
in Competition. ber, Alderman Walter C. Feldkamp
announced. Wednesday night a
Judges in the George G. Booth public hearing on street closings
Traveling Fellowship c o m p e t i o n will be followed by a meeting of the
have awarded the eighth annual ordinance committee to consider
prize to Lorne E. Marshall, '31A, of dust-laying on unpaved streets.
Strathmore, Quebec. Marshall has The regular council session was
a distinguishing record as an ar- adjourned to next Monday night.1
chitectural student and is a mem-
ber of Tau Sigma Delta, national fl
honorary architectural society.
The jury awarding the fellow-
ship consisted of B. V. Gamber,
president of the Detroit chapter of
the American Institute of Archi-T
tects; Amedeo Leone, of Smith
Hinchman and Grylls, Architects
and engineers of Detroit; Herbert Proposal Prompted by Desire
G. Wenzell, of George D. Mason to Avoid Drastic Action
and Company; Raymond Carey,
architect; Claire W. Ditchy, archi-
tect of Detroit representing the r.1 .ThT nf at iI~1 ~1


Names of the winners of $13,000
I in major and minor Avery Hopwood
.and Jule Hopwood literary awards
for 1931 were announced yesterday
by the committee in charge, togeth-
er with changes in amounts of the .
Instead of flive major prizes of
$2,500 each, confined to separate
fields, three of $1,500, six of $1,000,
and one of $500 were given for gen-
eral excellence, since most contest-
ants submitted work in several
fields. Eight minor prizes of $250 Senator K. D. Kellar
each were also given.J
Gorman Wins $1,500. MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 31.-(IP)-
The $1,500 awards were made to Senator K. D. McKellar, of Tennes-
Dorothy Boillotat, '31Ed, Sue Grun- see, suffered fracture of four ribs
dy Bonner, grad., and William J. and cuts and bruises, and A. H.
Gorman, '31. Gorman has been the Lawo, Memphis business man, also
music, drama, and literary critic of was cut and bruised as their auto-
The Daily and The Sunmmer Daily mobile ran off a highway near Co-
for two years. vington, Tenn., late today and over-'
Lorna D Chambers, Helen For- ed. The accident was Senator
tune, grad., Jean Gilman, grad., McKellar second within a few
Vivian Hopkins, Frances Jennings, months.
'31, and Elizabeth W. Smith, spec.,
were given the $1,000 prizes. Rich- li
ard Humphreys, '31, won the $500
major award, in addition to one of U T 5N
$250 in minor drama.
Original Prizes Split.
The committee in charge of the LOOMS, IN AMERICA
competition announced that the _ _
major prizes were split because Dispute Between Church, State
there were many entries of nearly
equal caliber and it was felt "it was Threatens to Extend to
impossible to award the full amount United States.
of $2,500 to any single person with- ---_
out doing injustice to others equal- ROME, May 31.--(P)-The pos-
ly deserving." sibility that the United States may
The original plan provided for be drawn into the dispute between
the five full prizes in the fields of the Catholic church and the Fas-
fiction, essay, poetry, and drama. cist government appeared tonight
No specific fields were mentioned, when- Papal Count Edward Hearn,
the committee said, because most head of the Knights of Columbus,
competitors submitted work of wide announced that he would file a
variety. protest tomorrow against the clos-

Council Rejects Ruling
After Half-Hour of
Worden Gives Reasons
for Passing of Act
by Committee.
Veto of the open party ban was
the unanimous vote of 45 fraterni-
ties assembled at 7:30 o'clock last
night in the Inter-fraternity rooms
at the union. Only 13 members of
the council failed'to appear at the
session which was one of the most
exciting in the history of the or-
Action was taken in less than
a half hour after discussion was
opened by Howard T. Worden, '32,
president of the council and chir-
man of the judiciary committee.
Worden outlined the reasons for
adopting the measure,
"The plan was taken as a means
to an end in order that the judi-
ciary committee would not have t
take action against houses," he said.
The party ban, it was believed by
the committee, w ou l d alleviate
drinking at fraternity dances.
Strong Opposition Evident.
- - Strong opposit9o:r tt'e 'plan Was
evident from the opening of the
meeting, with spokesmen point-
ing out that such an action would
not necessarily take disciplinary
burdens from the shoulders of the
committee. Such a ban would de-
stroy the social life of the campus,
as well as place further undesirable
restrictions on the individual fra-
ternities, it was pointed out.
"Fraternities should h a v e the
right to make such decisions for
themselves. They are the ones to
be responsible for guests, and it is
ridiculous to exclude out-of-town
guests, alumni, not to speak of
friends on the campus from the
fraternity homes, merely because
certain individuals are said to have
been intoxicated at dances," one
member stated.
Campus Termed Dry,
Belief that conditions on the
campus do not necessitate such an
action, was expressed by another
member whor pointed out that
Michigan is probably one of the
driest schools in the country. "If
such an action had been proposed
four or five years ago when there
was probably a necessity for it, the
present plan might have met with
approval. But, at present, there is
no necessity what-so-ever for so
strict a ban being placed on fra-
ternity rights," he said.
Nine fraternities are now on virt-
ual probation, it was revealed be-
fore the meeting. This action has
been taken during the year by the
office of the dean of students, be-
(Continued on Page 8)

Long Term Securities Totalling
$800,000,000 to Be Sold
on June5.
WASHINGTON, May 31.-(#)-
The first move by the treasury to
replace its huge short term securi-
ty issues with long term bonds was
announced tonight by Secretary
He said an issue of 18 year 3 1-8
per cent bonds totalling $800,000,000
would be sold to the'public on June
15. The bonds will be used to re-
tire $589,000,000 of certificates of

Supreme Court Calls Minnesota
Law Unconstitutional
in Decision.
WASHINGTON, June 1.-(A)-
A broad view of the freedom of the
press was taken by the Supreme
Court today in a 5 to 4 decision
which held unconstitutional t h e
Minnesota law under which the
Saturday Press, Minneapolis week-
ly, was suppressed.
Chief Justice Hughes delivered
the majority opinion and Justices
Holmes, Brandies, Stone and Rob-
erts agreed. Justice Butler read the
dissenting opinion in which Jus-
tices -McReynolds, V a n d e Vanter
and Sutherland joined.
The decision was the same as in
the opinion upholding Indiana's
chair store tax.
The Minnesota statute, passed in
1925, provides for the supression of
a publication held to be malicious,
scandalous or defamatory.
The Saturday Press in 1927 pub-
lished a series of articles on vice
conditions in Minneapolis and Hen-
nepin county in which it assailed


Minor Awards Made.
Minor awards of $250 in poetryt
were made to Ruth Duhme, '34, and
William V. Mulroney, '32; in fiction
to Florence Musser, and JosephineE
H. Stern, '32; in the essay to Evelyn
L. Bull, '32Ed., and Harold Court-J
lander, '31; and in drama to Court-
lander and Humphreys.
The minor drama awards were
made two weeks ago after Play
Production had presented the out-
standing works for final selection{
by the judges.
More manuscripts, and ones of
better quality than had been antic-
ipated were submitted, though deft-
nite figures are lacking, Prof. Roy
W. Cowden, one of the members of
the English departmentmcommittee
in charge, said yesterday.
"The winning manuscripts were
fine, finished pieces of work, and
the entries in general were of " good
quality," Professor Cowden said. '
Next year the contests will prob-I
ably be started earlier, he contin-
ued, because the judges were rushedf
too much in making their decisionsa
this year.
It is expected that the entries will
(Continued on Page 8)
Union Tryouts Asked
to Register This Week
Freshmen wishing to try out for
positions on committees of the Un-
ion should register between 3 and
5 o'clock on any day this week, at
the student offices in the Union,
Hugh Conklin, '32E, president, an-

ing of playgrounds and clubhouses
of his organization.
The breach between the Italian
government and, the Vatican wid-
ened today with the receipt of in-
formation that four bombs were ex-
ploded near Catholic property at
Bologna, with Premier Mussolim
continuing to close Catholic Action
clubs throughout Italy and with
Pope Pius XI denouncing Fascist
education as "given to hate, irrev-
erence and to violence."
In an address before a group of
ecclesiastic at the Vatican, the
Pope announced he would appeal to
the Vatican treaty and the con-
cordat as a basis for a solution of
the difficulties. He said the Cat.h-
olic Action society "had been and is
most precious" to him.
A brigadier of the carabinieri pa-
trol was killed, by the bomb at
Bologna and another soldier and a
civilian were injured. Thirty per-
sons were arrested, the prisoners
all young Fascists.
C. C. Teague Resigns
Farm Board Position
WASHINGTON, May 31.--(P)-
Charles C. Teague resigneed today
as vice-chairman of the farm board
with the conviction that "during
the last two years more progress
has been made in co-operative
marketing thandhas been made in
any previous 10-year period."
He told President Hoover so in a
letter of resignation made public
today, in which he set forth the de-
velopment of co-operatives as the
board'.s most important work.

alumni; and five members of the
architectural faculty.
The problem in the competition
was a memorial building, to house
an auditorium and offices for pat-
riotic organizations such as the
American Legion, the Sons and the
Daughters of the American Revolu-
tion, and the Red Cross. There was
also included in the project a small
museum and library.
Bennett Announces
Revision of Tariffs
OTTAWA, June 1.-(AP)--Premier
R. B.'Bennett, in his annual budget
.speech to the house, today an-
nounced extensive changes in Can-
ada's tariff, most of them upward

Chancellor Bruening and Foreign
Minister Curtius propose a mora-
torium of German war debt pay-
ments at the Anglo-German con-
ference at Chequers this week, it is
safe to say that the proposal will
be prompted only by a desire to
avoid a reaction at home which
they believe might oust the presentj
German cabinet and p ossibly
threaten therepublic itself.
The moratorium, it is learned,
should it be proposed to Prime
Minister MacDonald or Foreign
Minister Henderson of Great Brit-
ain, will be asked on the ground
that other avenues of ameliorating
Germany's economic distress are
closed and that unless alleviation)


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