EDITED AND MANAGED BY STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
VOL. XLI. No. 59
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1930
PRICE FIVE CENTS
FIVE FACULTY MEN
Phi Kappa Phi Picks New Mem-
bers from All Colleges
BANQUET WILL BE HELDI
Ruthven, Edmonson, Sink, Col-
ler and Timoshenko Elected
Election of 58 seniors and five
faculty members to Phi Kappa Phi,
national honor society, was an-
nounced yesterday by Prof. Roy S.
Swinton, of the School of Engi-
neering and Architecture, secretary
of the Michigan chapter.
Rutiven Elected Member.
The members of the University
faculty who were elected are Dr.
Frederick A. Coler, of the School
of Medicine, Dr. James B. Edmon-
son, dean of the School of Educa-
tion, President Alexander G. Ruth-
ven, Dr. Charles A. Sink, president
of the School of Music and Prof.
StephendP. Timoshenko, of the eco-
Students in the literary cpllege
elected are Elsie Bliman, Lawrence
Hartwig, Eleanor Cooke, Myr Tei-
telbaum, Agnes E. Johnson, Frank-
lin Smith, Abraham Becker, Alice
Sunderland, Elizabeth Sunderland,
Arthur Adel, Frank Cooper, Robert
Gordon, George Hofmeister, Helen
Humphrey, Cecil Ellis, Louise Rora-
bacher, Marcus Weiner, Anne Na-
tion, Max Irland, Isabelle Rayen,
Harry Camrath, Max Isberg, Fran- I
ces Hochberg, Catherine Barton,
Thelma Gleason, Marie Micnaei,
Joseph Callaghan, Bernard Gluck-
man, Bernice Knee, Rose Varkle,
Catherine Dziurewicz, Judith Mey-
ers and Glenn Gosling.
7 Engineers Chosen,
In the school of engineering,
Warren Rockefeller, Donald Katz,
Robert M. Hubbard, Clevoe Jones,
Victor Streeter, Hatold Wooley and
George Holbrook were elected. Ma-
iie Bachman, Elizabeth Ford, Doro-
thy Boillotat, Frances Sexton, Ger-
trude Cook and Cowila Reed were
named from the School of Educa-
tion. Medical seniors chosen were
Howard A. Van Auken, Don Mar-
shall, George McLoughlin, Maurice
Schnitker and Max Schnitker. I
gery: Allen Collins, Albert Logan
From the College of Dental Sur-
and Verne Piazza were elected;
Floyd Johnson from the school of
architecture; Frederick Holtz from'
the School of Business Administra
tion; Frank Ineson from the school
of forestry, and Marian Searles
from the School of Music. The ini-
tiation banquet will be held at 6:15
o'clock Monday, Dec. 15, at the
OFFER 'THE FOOL'
Chapel, Moyer, Tennant Appear
in Pollock's Comedy,
"The Fool," by Channing Pollock,
will be presented at 8:15 o'clock to-
night in the Lydia Mendelssohn
theater under the auspices of the
Among those appearing in the
cast of the play are Eugenie Chapel,
'32, Charles Moyer, '31, and Flor-
ence Tennant, Grad., all of whom
are prominent on the campus for
their activities in dramatic circles.
Eugenie Chapel appeared in "Olym-
pia" this month, Moyer in "Merrie-
Go-Round" and "The Bride" last
year, and Florence Tennant in
"Holiday," "The Constant Wife,"
and "Lassitude" last year. Mrs.
Ruth Ann Oaks is directing the*
The play deals with a y o u n g.
minister in a rich parish, who
arouses the indignation of his'
church members because he de-
mands a Christ-like giving to the
poor, instead of gestures which the
little group of selfish intolerant so-
ciety people make, while they are
surrounded by hunger and poverty.
License Bureau Asks
Early Buying of Tags
Officials at the Ann Arbor branch
of the automobile license bureau
yesterday again urged that owners
secure 1931 license plates as early
MORROW COMMENCES SENATORIAL
CAREER, COMPLETING MEMBERSHIP
ICONFREHNCE H A
ggMEET TO APNCE
DAT ES FOfl CfMF
Athletio Chiefs Fix Schedules in
Majority of Sports at
AWARD TITULAR MEETS
Purdue Will Change Plans;
Track Team to Compete
in Four Contests.'
(R3v Associated Prexs
CHICAGO, Dec. 5 -An air of!
peace and calmness pervaded overl
all meetings today as the Big Ten
athletic chiefs held their annual
winter pow-wow to arrange sched-
(EXTREME PENAL TY
HEAVY POISONOUS FOG BLANKET
BRINGS DEATH TO 58 PEASANTS
IN MEUSE VAL~LYOf BELGIUM
Gas is Suspected
as Cause of Mysterious Menace
by Terrified Residents.
Dwight W. Morrow (right) of
Mexico, took up his duties in the Ui
pleted the membership of the uppe
sworn in, with David Baird (left), v
senior senator from New Jersey.
CH0iR TO ASSIST
Flint High School Musicians To
Illustrate Lecture on
Flint Central High school's A
Cappella choir will appear at 4:15
o'clock, Monday afternoon, in Hill
auditorium under the direction of
J. A. Evanson, accompanying a lec-
ture by Canon Edmund H. Fellofes,
of Windsor Castle, England, on
"The English Madrigals."
The choir, composed of 75 high
school students, was formed in 1926
and has presented concerts in-many
cities in the Middle West.
It was invited last year to per-
form before the music supervisor's
national conference in C h ic a g o
where 3,000 members were present.
A London representative at the
meeting was so pleased with the
performance that he invited the
choir to tour England and the con-
Canon Fellowes is the musical
scholar responsible for having un-
earthed in various English libraries,
and editing and publishing much
of the music that forms the reper-
toire of the choir organization.
The program is unusual in hav-
ing a scholarly address illustrated
by the performance of a choral
group composed of high school stu-
dents. The choir will sing about
12 compositions, most of them by
thirteenth century English writers.
The choir is composed of seniors'
in. the Flint school and of lower
classmen of exceptional ability. All
its members receive extensive sing-
ing experience through work in a
number of choruses and in voice
Associated Press Photo I
New Jersey, former ambassador to
nited States senate. His entry com-
r house. He is shown after he was
whom he succeeds, and H. F. Kean,
Executive Committee Chairman
Announces Resignation of
Resignations from two members
of the medical faculty were an-
nounced yesterday by Dr. Freder-
ick G. Novy, chairman of the exe-
cutive committee of the school.
Dr. William Gilmore, of the de-
partment of roentgenology, gave
poor health as the reason for his
resignation, which will take effect
on Dec. 31. He has already gone
tP; the Queen Alexandria saniter
ium in London, Ont., for treatment.
Dr. Gilmore was graduated in1
1927 from the medical school of
the University of Western Ontario.
He came to the University as resi-
dent physician in 1928 and was
since promoted to a senior instruc-
Dr. D. E. Litchy, '28M, has re-
signed to take a position as assis-
tant resident as the St. Louis Chil-
dren's hospital, under the direction
of the University of Washington
medical school. His resignation
will take effect Dec. 15.
After his graduation from thef
University, Dr. Litchy was made
resident physician on pediatrics. At
the present time he is a junior in-
structor in the department of in-
ANN ARBOR LEADS
IN SALE OF SEALS
Yuletide Harbingers' Net City
Workers Over 2000.
uies and discuss rules.
Work Finished Quickly.
Unlike most meetings of the pastt
few years, arguments were scarcet
and the work of arranging sched-
ules was finished quickly and satis-
factorily in almost every field ex-
cept baseball and several minor
sports. Iowa was back in the con-
ference fold again and happy. 'IThe
rotating schedule precluded the us-
ual debates and arguments by one
coach to another to obtain home
games, and long meetings lasting
Associated Press Photo
N. B. Krilnko.
Public prosecutor for the Sovietl
government, who is conducting theI
trial of the eight engineers charged
with plotting to overthrow the Mos-
EN~qTER LAST ROUNDt
rnHuLIu OUIVIIVII I ILL
James Slocum, Literary School
Class President, Makes
(By lssocialcd Press)
BRUSSELS, Dec. 5.--A mysterious poison fog, blanketing the
Meuse valley in Belgium for three days, has terrified the countryside
and already caused 58 deaths. Many domestic animals also have
fallen as victims.
For 72 hours an extremely heavy fog has hung over the valley,
and peasants groping their way through the dense clouds of mistI
have died in sudden and horrible asphyxiation.
At first it was believed the casu-
alties were caused by the choking
n r9 mist aggravating the respiratory
complaints, but the magnitude of
rn ni i P nn n ITTr rthe epidemic has brought fear that
into te morning hours were not I I Gilbert E. Bursley has been ap-
necessary. 825 Students to Participate in pointed chairman of the Frosh -
University of Michigan iencing Elimination Rounds of Frolic by James Slocum, president
schedule follows: Jan. 23, Michigan Sof the freshman class of the Liter-
State at Michigan. Jan. 31, Ohio tate eague. ary college. The other members of
State at Michigan. Feb. 21, Michi- the Frolic committee are Virginia
gan at Illinois. Feb. 28, Triangular More than 825 students, repro- Lane, Abbie Morley, William Bohn-
meet at Chicago (Michigan, Wis- senting the 276 state high schools sack, Warren Kahn, and George
consin and Chicago). Mar. 7, North- participating in the contests of the Lambrecht.
western at Michigan. Mar. 13, 14, M i c h i g a n High School Debate Other committee appointments
Big Ten meet at Illinois. league, will start final competition announced by Slocum are: Cap
The gymnastic schedule follows: Ifor qualification in the eliminations announced by Hogg armn;a
Jan. 31, Ohio State at Michigan. I series, it was announced yesterday Night Robe s, chran;
Feb. 21, Michigan at Illinois. Feb. by Prof. G. E. Densmore, head of Kenneth Michaels, FLoyd Doherty,
27, Triangular meet at Chicago the League. James Wins, Jsp Hinger.
(Michigan, Wisconsin and Chica- There are only two more debates Robert Haskins, Max Gail, Terbert
go.) Feb. 28, Michigan at Minne-|in this preliminary contest which Dean Emerson wasRob named chair-
sota. Mar. 13, 14, Big Ten meet at will close on Jan. 9. Only the man of the auditing committee,
Illinois. schools with the highest percentage withj\Vary McIntosh, Donald John-
Track Meets Announced, of victories will be entered in the ston Genevieve Field Marian Foley,
Michigan's schedule for dual track elimination series and each of these Helen Dean, Dorothy Batchelor,
meet follows: Feb. 28, Chicago at schools will receive the University Marian Taylor, and Catherine Wil-
Michigan. Mar. 21, Cornell at Mich- of Michigan wall plaque trophy. liams as the other members.
igan. May 9, Minnesota at Micni- While the elimination series, be- Nolda McCamly was appointed
gan. May 16, Michigan at Illinois. ginning Feb. 20, is in progress the chairman of the advisory commit-
Purdueeannounced duringtheI schools will debate among them- tee. The other members are -Fred
track meeting that it would partici- selves, the defeated schools drop- Ratterman, James Lowe, Dorothy
pate in three triangular meets and ping out after each debate until Fair, Jean McDonald, Katherine
the annual Indiana State intercol- only two undefeated schools re- McGregor, Marjorie Arnold, Helen
legiate event. Purdue r e c e n t 1 y I main. The two teams will be taken Dyke, and Eleanor Allen. Finance
announced its decision to abandon to Ann Arbor, at the expense of committee: Richard Guggenheim,
all minor sports but it was decided the University, for the state cham- chairman; Harriet Jennings, Jane
to keep the triangular track meets. pionship debate to be held on Mayi Cissel, Thomas O'Bryon, Marian
_____1 in Hill auditorium. Giddings, Jeanette Detweiler, Helen
French Parliament The subject of all the debates Finnegan, Helen Herath, and Helen
throughout the state during the Ballon. Athletic committee: B. B.
Upset Over Failure coming winter months will be "Re- Kelley, chairman, Joseph Renihan,
solved: that national chain grocery Thomas Ellerby, John Deo, Russell
Of Tardieu Cabinet stores operating in the state of Palmer, William J. Kelly, Philip
Michigan are detrimental to the Shorr, Cecil Welch, and Charles
(By Assoriated Press) people of the state." Stone.
PARIS, Dec. 5.-- France's par- Social committee: A. R. Thomp-
liamentary lobbies were in a tur- DANCERS TO GIVE son, chairman; William Giefel,
moil of politics tonight as the lead- Theodore Thieleman, Velma Case,
ers of the 13 groups making up VARIED RECITAL Lillian Weinman, Josephine Wood-
the Chamber of Deputies and the hams, Gertrude Rush, William Mc-
seven parties of the Senate sought Kreutzberg and Georgi to Give Pherson, Mary Jean White. Disci-
to clear the atmosphere befogged Second Campus Program. pline committee: Robert Salztein,
by the defeat and resignation of _ jschairman; Jack Peckham, Louis
the Tardieu cabinet. Harold Kreutzberg and Yvonne Thomassy, Henry Levy, Frederick
A score of statemen and politi- Moore, Lloyd Nyman, Cyrus Huling,
cians visitedPresident Doumergue here gilt year, will give a dance Richard Green, and Harry Hatten-
tdywtadiebut up to to-heelsyerwilgvadnc back.
today ithe adient had no choenrecital at 8:15 o'clock next Wed- __
night the president had not chosen nesday night in the Lydia Mendel-
a pilot to steer the ship of state ssohn theater. Cleveland Minister
into safe waters. A new program for the year 1930
Among the president's visitors has been arranged by the dancers to Lecture Sunday
were Raymond Poincare, former which, however, includes a few of
president and one-time premier; last year's numbers. Among the at Evening Service
former Premier Herriot, Paul Dou- new numbers is Georgi's Moroccoan
mer, president of the Senate, and dance, for which she has received Rev. Harold Cooke Phillips of the
Ferdinand Bouisson, president of enthusiastic press notices. First Baptist Church of Cleveland
the Chamber. F Kreutzberg was first featured in has been obtained by the Metho-
Among close followers of the the United States by Max Rein- dist Episcopal church to speak at
ministerial difficulties there was hardt as a dancer in Shakespear- 7:30 o'clock Sunday at the regu-
little confidence expressed that the can plays. Yvonne Georgi started lar evening service.
crisis would be solved before late her career as ballet mistress in the Phillips has had contacts with
next week. Hamburg opera company. Kreutz- m a n y college groups throughout
- _---- berg's career started at the age of t h e country, addressing student!
Pollock Plans Speech . six, when he sang and danced the conferences. H-e is, also, a conven-
Ger an's' part of "Heinerle" in "Der Fidele tion speaker having appeared be-'
on Germany's P ItECs Bauer." The dancers will be ac- fore the National Y. W. C. A. con-
companied by a new accompanist vention in San Francisco two years
Present German political condi- this year, Klaus Billig. ago, the Northern Baptist conven-
tions will be discussed by Prof. tion in Cleveland just recently, and
James K. Pollock, of the political lMen Injured in Fight I many Y. M. C. A. conferences.
science department at an interna- Admitted toHospital Dr. Phillips was born in Jamaica,
tional forum at 3:30 o'clock Sun- E _ H s Ita British West Indies, coming to the
poison gas is responsible.
It is known that great quantities
of German war material are buried
around Liege, where most of the
fatalities have occurred, and some
persons believe this is responsible.
Others lay the trouble to some nox-
ious by-produt of an industrial
works which has mixed with the
fog and drifted slowly down the
air currents of the valley. Still
others believed a secret store of
poison gas has been loosed in some
Authorities are working franti-
cally to determine the exact cause.
Panic has seized the villagers of
the region, who have fled to the
shelter of their houses and in many
cases have packed in their live-
stock to save the animals from the
unseen, but deadly, threat.
The village of Engis, appears to
be the center of the extraordinary
epidemic. Fourteen deaths are re-
Most of the terrified inhabitants
are convinced that buried stores of
German war gas, remnants of the
supply dumps concentrated in this
area during the World War are re
sponsible. The victims have died
just as did soldiers without gas
masks in the war.
Among the other fatalities re-
ported are eight at Flamalle Haute,
four at Flamelle Grande, five at
Yvoy-Ramet, ten at Jeneppe-sur-
Meuse, and seven at other places
MAKE LIFE PLEA
Eight Accused Engineers Admit
Treason; Ask Mercy.
(Sy Associatd Press)
MOSCOW, Dec. 5. -Eight engi-
neers who confessed plotting over-
throw of the Soviet government by
foreign intervention made personal
pleas tonight for their lives before
the four supreme court judges in
whose hands rest their fate.
Only a few hours previously, the
eight men had listened to Prose-
cutor Krilenko in a vitriolic address
demand the death sentence for all
of them as enemies of the com-
Professor Leonid Ramsin, indict-
ed as the leader of the conspiracy,
was the first to take the stand.
"I. realize this last word of mine
will really be my last," he said.
Now, a few hours before the end, is
not the time to lie and I wish to
add a few words openly and sin-
"The prosecutor made the colors
too dense. We really are not such
demons as he painted. It reminds
me of the villains and heroes of
"Money was not the motive for
my joining the industrial party. I
realize my mistakes, but only too
late. I wish to re-do as much as
possible and did this by disclosing
all facts known to me. I revealed
the true initiators and supporters
of our activities and their tactics.
"We came here not to defend
ourselves, but to capitulate. I per-
sonally have come to realize no
inner support. I repent before the
Dr. R. L. Kahn Returns
From Washington Visit
The program will be open to the Ann Arbor today was leading the
public.-Michigan with a total of nearly
$2,190 subscribed toward the $3,-
Juniors toC 000 goal set for the mid-way point,
for New Semester, Mrs. Flora Neal Brown, execu-"
ytie secretary of the Washtenaw
-ar in cnMonday Conty Tuberculosis association an-
nounced that $1,922.53 has been re-
Classification for juniors will ceived since the mailing of seals
begin on Monday in room 4, Uni- last Thursday. This total, she ex-
vegsit hallPofDaiRic an- plained, was about 65 per cent of
versity hall, Prof. Daniel Rich the quota set for Dec. 16. Grand
nounced today. Seniors in the Lit- Rapids is second with 30 per cent.
erary college, School of Music and The goal of the Ann Arbor branch
school of education will conclude of the Tuberculosis league, how-
thei clasifiatio thi moring ever, is $6,000. So far one-third of
their classification this morning. this amount has been reached.
More than 500 seniors had classi- Mrs. Brown also stated that seals
fled by night yesterday, and the have been mailed to the various
remainder are expected to complete fraternities and sororities. Each
their schedule making this morn- I as t a tatmn
regarding the nature of the sale,
ing. Seniors will be allowed to clas- which is signed byrDr. Alexander
sify next week although senior G. Ruthven, president of the Uni-
courses are rapidly filling, Profes- versity, and state seal sale chair-
sor Rich stated, and the earliest man.
possible classification will be neces- Thieves Steal Clothes
sary to insure success of elections .ternity Hous
for the second semester. from Fraternty House
Sophomore classifications start
Monday, Dec. 15, while freshmen Members of Lambda Chi Alpha
will make out their schedules early fraternity, 1601 Washtenaw avenue,
in January.i were robbed yesterday morning by
Professor Rich stated that the burglars who broke into the house
success of early classification last and escaped with a quantity of
17Pn --e n,+ , clothing, and more than $96 in
day in the Upper room of Lane
The speaker was in Germany
during the two recent nationall
elections. He has made a special
study of their problems and has
made numerous addresses on the
same general topic during the last
A free-for-all fight yesterday re-
sulted in two men being admitted
to St. Joseph's Hospital and anoth-
er being held by sheriff deputies.
John R. Fisher, farmer, of Web-
ster township, and William May,
of Detroit, are the patients. Fisher
is suffering from a head injury,
received, it is said, when Benton
rlh a lfr it Q+-- - - n
United States at nineteen years of
age. He attended Doane academy,
Denison University, and took grad-
uate work at Columbia University,
completing his studies at Union
Theological seminary, New York
tFollowing a successful pastorate
in Mt Vernon, New York, Dr. Phil-
lis was called to the nulnit of the