EDITED AND MANAGED BY STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
VOL XLI. No. 85
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN,
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1931
Addresses M e m b e r s
CITES FUND LACK
S u g e s t s Commission
"Nowlhcre are we, as a state
blundering and muddling along
more conspicuously than in our
system of higher education," Presi-
dent Alexander G. Ruthven told
members of the Ann Arbor Rotary
club yesterday at their noon lunch-
eon in the Union.
"It is an appalling fact," he con-
tinued, "since this part is the very
mainspring or motor of our social
As a remedy to this situation,
President Ruthven suggested a
"commission of educators with rep-
resentatives from each institution,
closely associated with the office of
the superintendent (I public in-
struction, acting not as an admin-
istrative unit but as an advisory
body for all such public-supported
schools above the level of the high
"It is among the curiosities of
our times," the President stated,
"that, having founded our institu-
tions of higher learning, we make
them struggle for existence, that,
having provided for them only in-
adequate support, we expend huge
sums for the comfort of adults and
even of the edgs _.:f h n
while complaining about the costs
of higher education, and that,
having set them up; we dwarf and
hamstring them by failure to co-
ordinate their activities."
As an example of this statement,
the speaker enumerated the several
junior colleges, liberal arts col-
leges, technical schools and uni-
versities, several of which are sup-
ported by the state but "few, if any,
of which are adequately supported.
Scores Proposed Plan.
In referring to the suggested
single executive board for the three
largest of the state institutions,
President Ruthven said that it
would not solve the problem.
"The suggested unification under
the executive board would destroy,
in part," the President concluded,
"the traditional individualism but
it would also give to our institutions
of higher learning a new and in-
tegrated individualism which would
greatly enrich the resources of 3 ur
By Associated Press)
January 21, 1931.
FLINT-Harlow H. Curtice, pres-
ident and general manager of the
A. C. Spark Plug Co. announced to-
day that employees of the plant
are working on an average of 50
hours a week. He also said that
a large number of employees had
been added to the payroll in the
past few weeks, bringing the num-
ber employed by the plant almost
EAST LANSING - It was an-
nounced here today by officials of
the "Wolverine" campus yearbook
at Michigan State College that its
publication may be suspended this
year because of the failure of stu-
dents to swell subscription lists.
The book has been published an-
nually for the past 28 years.
GRAND RAPIDS - The Kent
county board of supervisors ruled
today that State Representative
William J. Thomas may keep his
position as county poor commis-
sioner along with his legislative
post. A protest had been made to
the board about his holding two
jobs. The board also ruled that
Representative Thomas must hire
IN EXCLUSION ACTS
Shidehara Tells Session of Diet
That Country Is Watching
CITES FRIENDLY TERMSj
Stresses Amicable Relationship
Between His Nation and Its
(By A ssnwcaied Press)
TOKYO, Jan. 22.-(Thursday)-
Baron Ki uro Shidehara, acting
premier, told the 59th session of
the diet today that Japan was still
watching the American immigra-
tion law with keen interest.
TMs law excludes.Japanese and
Chinese from the tegular immigra-
tion quotas, admitting them only as
r qtudents and in other special class-
Elihu Root, es, has long been a sore spot with
Aged jurist and former secretary aiental nations.
o state, who ysr-4'day explained "Our friendly relations with the
and defended the revised world nations of Europe and America,"
court protocol before the Senate aid e acting premier in conven-_
foreign relations committee. Root i the diet this morning, "are en-
aided in the drafting of this mea- i ly satisfactory and will, I am
sure. convinced, continue to grow iny
Claims Americans Understand.
F5 Y [On the question of the United
States immigration law, which for
the past seven years has been
weighing heavily on popular senti-
ment in this country, there is no
UU.IUlonger any doubt that our position
is now fully understood and appre-
'Those Who Work May Eat.' eated by a large majority of the
Government Says in sear American people.
ych "We shall watch further develop-
for More Laborers. ment of the question with unim-
passioned but keen interest."
(By Associated Fress) 7 Baron Shidehara began with a'
MOSCOW, Jan. 21.-Soviet Rus- tribute to the London naval con-
sia, facing in these days of world ference, but devoted much of his
unemployment, the greatest labor ( speech to stressing the amicable
shortage in its history, is openly I relations between Japan and her
sc,,r-ding the battle cry, "Only large neighbors, China and Soviet
tose ,who work may eat." Russia:
A miilnl1a i d half mor N m en J1± Points.
'You Can't Tell A
Paint by I~ts Color,'
B. and G. Boys Find
Michigan's B. and G. boys put
their feet in it, all right, all right,
when they tried to rob the student
publications of that very useless
cubby-hole in the University hall
lobby by making it over into an
extra office in the Presiden'ts room.
It may afford the President's seceQ-
tary a place of her own, but its
removal from the main hallway is
now getting just retribution. It goes
The B. and G. boys started to
remodel, and in doing so they found
it necessary to plug up the hole in
the University hall runway with
plaster, wall material, and the usual
fixtures. When they had finished
the building process they began to
paint it over and thought they had
matched the r of the hallway
perfectly. But when the paintc dried
S it turned a bright and shining
yellow color while the rest of the
'hall remained a greyish buff and
anyone could tell what had been
done to the old place.
The B. and G. boys have now
started to paint the rest of the
south wall a yellowish color to
Smatch the fill-in, and by evening
yesterday they had progressed
nearly as far as the general office
door eastward. By the time they hit
FISH THAT CLIMB,'
WORMS THAT SING
Explorer Tells of Rivers Red
and Blue in One Stream,
Also Relates of Cho
Which in Six Mon
Branches at Six
to Lecture Tonight
ROOT WORLD COURT ADHERENCE
'PROTOCOL KEEPS RESERVATIONS
STIPULATEDDY SENATE INTACT
Some of the astounding facts in
nature were revealed by G. Car-
veth Wells, who lectured on his
"Six Years in the Malay Jungle" in
Hill auditorium last night.
"Whea I arrived in Signapore,"
he stated, "I was watching the
sand one afternoon after the tide
had gone out. To my amazement,
a fish crawled out of a hole, ran
over tocawtreeuclimbed up and
winked at me! Soon afterwards he
crawled down, went over to a pool
of water, gave himself a shower-
bath with his fin, and retired to
the tree again!" Mr. Wells stressed
the fact that every statement he
made last night could be proved
Amin n a a ai mnure nmen
are employed in industry today
than a year ago, but another 2,000,-
000 are necessary to carry out this
year's portion of the famous five-
year industrialization plan.
The government, therefore, is
studying every possible means of
developing the last ounce of energy
from the toiling masses.
While the term "forced labor" is
anathema to the communist au-
thorities, who characterize such a
description as "nonsense" the vari-
ous commisariats have issued many
orders with regard to slackers, de-
scribing all sorts of punishment
for those failing to co-operate in
So serious has the situation be-
come in the national transport that
the government has ordered every
man who has worked on the roads
in the last five years to return im-
mediately to his old job.
Employers of such men have been
threatened with dire punishment
unless they discharge them imme-
diately. Recently plans were pre-
pared to draft housewives and oth-
er women into industry by building
more communal kitchen apart-
ments, thus freeing the feminine
population from what is described
as "the old-fashioned unsocialistic
Winthrow Will Speak
1 About Lime Industry
Dr. James R. Winthrow, dean of
chemical engineering at Ohio State
university, will lecture on the prob-
lems of the lime industry at 4:15
o'clock this afternoon in room 165
of the Chemistry building. The
lecture will not be held in room
151, as was formerly announced.
CAR V E T H WELLS PL.
TO BELGIAN CC
Pamt s I-~ .
Among his points the following
stood out as high spots:
United States--Further develop-
ment in the question of the United
States immigration law, which bars
Japanese in the regular quotas, will
be watched with "unimpassioned
but keen interest."
World relations - Relations with
the nations of Europe and America
are "entirely satisfactory" and are
expected to gain strength.
Board Adjourns After Attempt
to Restore European
(By Associated Press)
GENEVA, Jan. 21.-The European
commission tonight struck a con-
certed blow at war talk and pessi-
mism-and then adjourned its ses-
sions until May when deliberations
on Aristide Briand's proposal for a
European federation will be resum-
In an effort to restore interna-
tionalconfidence and assist econo-
mic recovery by dissipating the
fear a war in Europe 'is a grave
possibility the spokesmen for 26
European states issued a manifesto
the end of the wall going east, thej Tells of Hotels.
west wall in the next corridor will "In Malay hotels you sometimes
look so dingy that yellow pa'mt will look up on the ceiling, and there
have to be added, and so on. you will see lizards crawling around,
looking for flies. Sometimes they
will fall down on your table. I put
a handkerchief over one once, and
held him. After a while, I picked
fl1 I up the handkerchief, and there was
HIEI the tail wiggling around, but no
lizard to be seen.e
"Although bull fighting exists in
the Malayan peninsula," he con-
Supreme Tribunal to Determine I tinued, "that is with water bulls,
Constitutionality of fish fighting is the national pas-
Prohibition. time. The natives keep fish in glass
_jars, and when they hold two jars
(By Associated Press) together, you can see the fish snap
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21-'he life at each other. Wule this .goes .on1
of constitutional prohibition to- bets are made on the outcome;r
night was in the keeping of the then the referee pours the contents'
Supreme Court. into one jar and the fish fight until ;
Within a few weeks it is to hand one is killed."
down a ruling sustaining or invali- Names Phenomena.'
dating the Eighteenth Amendment. Other freaK pnenomena of nature
Today, it listened intently to ar- which were described by Mr. Wells,
guments supporting and attacking and some of which were shown in
the recent decision of Federal Judge the moving pictures after the lec-'
Clark of New Jersey, holding the ture, were rivers which were both
amendment was improperly rati- red and blue, monkeys trained to
fled because submitted to the state run up trees and gather coconuts,
legislatures rather than popular Iworms which crawled out of the
vote conventions, group and sang, and posts, planted
For the government, Solicitor to mark the route of the railroad,,
General Thacher contended the which in six months had grown to'
court had already settled the issues the height of six feet, and were
presented in favor of the validity covered with branches.
of the amendment, and that it was
wthin the discretion of Congress to
choose the mode of ratification.
;supporting the Clark decision,
Julius Henry Cohen and Selden
Bacon, New York attorneys, main-
tained it was mandatory that a
proposed constitutional amendment
subjecting individual rights to fed-
eral control be ratified by state Society of Automotive Engineers
The small courtroom was crowd- Discusses Motor Car
ed with spectators. Many members. Improvements.j
of Congress were present. A long
line waited outside the door seek- (By Associated Press)
ing admittance. DETROIT, Jan. 21.-While auto-
mobile manufacturers, bankers and
sales executives are occupied with
plans for speeding up the merchan-
dising branch of the industry, an-.
other group of specialists in session
here have placed the motor car it-
self on the operating table and, in
Iarait at tne suggestion of Calvin,
Wil Durant, Coolidge to break the deadlock
SDistinguished author, lecturerexisting between this nation and
and philosopher, who will speak en powers over the Senate's
tonight in Hill auditorium on "The rSe aks Before Large Crowd
Case for India, an American View- Before a crowd that overflowed
point." He is expected to enlarge from the spacious committee room,
his answer to the attack of Prof. Mr. Root concluded his analysis
J. B. Condliffe of the economics de- with a vigorous plea that America
partment. participate in the court as a contri-
AK~~bution to the further peace of the
world. He pounded the table and
raised his voice to emphasize his
DURAN T OSpAfter making an interrupted
statement of more than two hours,
DN IU LMr. Root submitted to questions
by doubtful com-
Internationally Known Author mittee members.
Will Answer Attack He paried with
of Condliffe. willingly and only
Returning to Ann Arbor for the o n c ic did the
first time since his visit in 1929, throng of Ameri
Will Durant, internationally known cans break the
author, lecturer, and philosopher, injunction of sil
will deliver a public address on ence that Chair
"The Case for India, an American man Borah hac
Viewpoint" at 8 o'clock tonight in imposed.
Hill auditorium under the auspices Senator Reed,
of the Hindustan club. R e p., Pennsyl-
The lecture will offer a sensa- vania, who said' 9AVi REE.
tional interest in Ann Arbor, since he had not de-
Durant is expected to amplify the termined his attitude on the modi-
answer which he has already made fled world court protocol, led in the
to the attack on him by Prof. John examination given Mr. Root, a
B. Condliffe of the economics de- former secretary of state and for-
partment. mer member of the Senate.
Reed Challenges Statements.
In a recent speech, Professor Reed expressed doubt that the
Condliffe stated, in part, that Dur- revised protocol had not impaired
ant was one of a school of "emo- the reservations of the Senate that
tional lecturers" w h o s e opinions the world court should not render
were based on little or no investi- an advisory opinion in any con-
gation. troversy which the United States
Yesterday in a special message to has, or claims to have, an interest
The Daily, Durant stated: "If my without first receiving the consent
writings on India express emotion, of this government.
j as well as a thousand documented Mr. Root replied that under the
facts, they are the natural expres- new court rule the United States
sions of an American faced with has an "absolute veto power" over
Ithe most horrible exploitation he advisory opinion affecting it. Mr.
has seen in all his travels. I make Reed said Mr. Root took a broader
no apology for such emotion." view, then, than that held by
Durant challenged Professor Secretary Stimson.
Condliffe to a debate on the sub-
ject, to be held in place of the lec-
ture, but was refused.
It was announced yesterday that
effect, are determininglle+major 1V Lym O d 1o1 WIw ti A wuA- -e
Lecturer Will Film Gorilla's,
Natural Life in Contrast
With eIngagi' Picture.
"My next expedition, which I
hope to make this summer," stated
Carveth Wells in an interview last'
night, "will be to the Belgian Con-
go, in Africa. I am going down
there to take motion pictures of
the gorillas, as well as other ani-
mals, but mainly to show up a pic-
of reassurance. Proposal of Committee to Allow1
In their official capacities they Construction of Federal
announced to the world they were Cuiode
more than ever resolutely deter- Buildings.
mined to use the machinery of the (ePress)
Leagueof Naions o preent a (By Associated Pes
League of Nations to prevent any WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.-A $145,-
resort to violence. 000,000 public buildings program
--~~ was approved today by the House
ANS EXPEDITION public buildings committee as a'
N( ONEXTS~l Ilil~l move toward accelerating employ-
INGO NEXT SUMMER ment and permitting the govern-
----_-- -- ment to carry out a 10-year con-
tion "my expeditlion to Africa last struction program in five years.
year. The object was to explore the The administration's proposal for
Mountains of the Moon, and I ex- a $100,000,000 increase in the pro-
perienced a real thrill to know that gram would permit the Construc-
I was investigating ground where tion of many federal buildings in
no other white man had been be- cities where quarters are leased and
fore. It's really fun." He then voiced government facilities inadequate.
the complaint which evidently is In approving the Kelly bill to au-
well known to e v e r y explorer. thorize $45,000,000 the committee
"Most of the places have been ex- made provision for purchasing and
plored today. Even in the Arctic constructing buildings for branch
or Antarctic it is difficult to find offices, garages and other postal
a spot which has not been crossed facilities in cities already supplied
by someone else earlier. The land with federal buildings.
v vw? r%1 aonarr 175 clITn u re-mo'favorable actionn nthe
effect, are determining the major mayor 6taebler will intenduce the
characteristics of the automobile lecturer. The Hindustan club has
of the future. also planned a barnet in Durant's
These experts form the Society honor for tonight.
of Automotive Engineers, holding After his talk tomorrow night,
an annual meeting co-incident with Durant will devote a short period
Detroit's 30th yearly automobile to answering questions about In-
show. I dia put to him by the audience.
They are bringing before their'
fellow members and the industry Petitions Recommend
generally, the fruits of many long C. J. Hutzel for Mayor
Hours in the researchlaboratories
and many thousands of miles Petitions endorsing the candidacy
on the huge automobile proving I of Charles J. Hutzel, Ann Arbor
grounds maintained by the differ- business man, as Democratic nom-
ent units of the industry. inee for mayor, were circulated
Such automobile improvements throughout the city yesterday. The
as syncro-mesh transmissions, four- petitions were first circulated Tues-
wheel brakes, high compressioned day night by friends of Hutzel.
engines, shatter-proof glass, and! Whether or not Hutzel will accept
scores of other mechanical ad- the nomination and become the
vances, are the results of the labors Democratic nominee for m a y o r
of the society's members or asso- could not be learned. At the pres-
ciates- titi me h1 is i N Yw.Vnrlr
Current problems in the course
of solution by the engineers range
from "design and color as factors
in producing and marketing motor
ell mile le is 11 n ew Yor .
February Diploma Fees
Payable Before Feb. 13