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VOL XLL No. 93





Completed Decorations Portray
Revelry of Parisian
Committeemen Will Continue
Distribution of Favors
Till Day of Hop.
Final arrangements for the 1932f
J-Hop, to be held Friday, Feb. 131
in the Intramural building, wereI
completed last night with the con-.


Premier Mussolini Certain That
'Just Redress' Will
Senator Heflin, of Alabama, Says
Il Duce 'Most Red-Handed'
Tyrant on Earth.
(Bv Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30.-Premier
Mussolini had "already forgotten"
Major General Smedley D. Butler'sl
Philadelphia speech tonight but an
approaching courtmartial forcibly
recalled it to the fighting marine.
While the first ripple of comment
swept across Congressional waters,
preparations went ahead for the
prosecution and defense of the
marine who distinguished himself
in carrying the battles of the sea
soldiersrto their enemies all around
the world.
Mussolini Cables Ambassador.
Mussolini cabled Ambassador de
Martino that he had felt sure he
"would obtain just and prompt re-

Varsit y Psck Team
Beats Maquette, 4-0
Michigan defeated Marquette
for the second time on two con-
secutive nights, 4 to 0, at the
Coliseum last evening, neariy
1,000 fans witnessing the contest.
'Te victory gave the Varsity sex-
tet a two to one margin for the
season over the powerful Mil-
waukee team.
Ohio State bowed to the Vars-
ity fencers last night by a score
of 9 to 8. The match was the first
on the Michigan Big Ten sched-
ule for 1931.
Michigan lost her first gym-
nastic meet last 'night when the
veteran Ohio State squad out-
pointed the Wolverines by a score
of 931 to 874.

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Frisco Leads Seven Western Lines
in Establishing Two Cents
Per Mile Rate.
Interstate Commerce Commission
Fails to Pass Order
for Suspension.
(IBy Alws cited JPress)
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 30.-A two-cent
coach fare will go into effect on the
Frisco railroad system in 9 south-
western states tomorrow night and
on seven other railroads between
points where they compete with the
The reduction from three and
six-tenths to two cents a mile was
designed by the Frisco manage-
ment to meet motorbus and private
automobile competition, which has
been making serious inroads on its
passenger business. Frisco officials
also said the cut was the "railroad's
contribution toward bringing busi-
ness improvements."
Fare Effective Today.
The fare became certain today 1

Textbook Exchange
Will Open Tuesday
on Cooperative Plan

LUmp~ietU iasu nigi5n11U w~i me uu -Paul Robeson,
tracting of a Detroit company to Renowned negro baritone and ac-
sponsor the broadcasting of the tor, who will present one of the
Hop music two concerts scheduled by the
Choral Union during the examina-
The music, as played by Jan Oar- tion period, next Monday, Feb. 2 in
ber and his Columbia Recording Hill auditorium. Robeson has re-
orchestra and Herbie Kay and his cently returned from a European
band, will be transmitted over a trip, where he scored successes in
special wire to Detroit and broad- "Show Boat" and "Othello."
cast over WJR, the "Good-Will"
Station. Prof. Waldo Abbot, of the
English department and director of 0R DLESOU W"11ILSING'
University broadcasting, will an-
nounce the program.T
Decorating Is Finished. IN C R T ES
Decorations for the gymnasium
have been finished and will be as- Noted Negro Baritone to Appear
sembled the day preceeding the in Recital Monday Night
Hop. The mad revelry of a Paris-, at Hill Auditorium.
ian cabaret will be graphically rep-{
resented by the decorative scheme .IPaul Robeson, distinguished ne-
Distribution of favors will con-I gro baritone, actor, scholar, and
tinue until the day of the Hop at college athlete, will present a pro-
the store of Burr, Patterson and gram of songs as the ninth con-
A Ch sdu cert in the Choral Union series, atf
Auld on Church street near South 8:15 o'clock Monday night in Hill
University. auditorium.
Permits to drive cars the week- Robeson's program, a number of
end of the Hoo are now being is- classical songs and also a number
sued by the office of the dean of of negro spirituals, among which
students. Banas,7 o be filled out ,°ilr be included "G lYown, Moses'
and signed by parents of students "Deep River," and "Water Boy."
applying for permission to drive, His classical selections will include.

Cemplete Sports on Pages 6 & 7
Dr. Fisher Will Discuss Famous
Indian's Unpublished
Writing Sunday.


may be secured at the office.
House Party Rules.
Fraternities p 1 a n n i n g to give
house parties the week-end of the
Hop will be required to have an
authorized representative p 1 e d g e
that the regulations for the house
parties, as drawn up by the J-Hop
committee, will be observed. No
permission will be granted to any1
group until this is taken care of.-
In view of the compromise reach-
ed by the committee and Ann Ar-
bor taxi cab companies, setting the
rate at 75 cents a couple for a onea
way trip from any point in the city,I
those attending the Hop are urged
to report any overcharges to thel
Ticket sales will continue from;
3 to 5 o'clock each afternoon next
week at the side desk of the Union,
providing the quota has not been
reached before.'I
State Bulletins
(13y Associated Prc
January 30, 1931.I
TRAVERSE CITY --Two girls of1
this city have been chosen to lead
the grand marches of the annual)
proms of their respective colleges. I
Miss Helen Monroe will be the part-
ner of George Wynn, of Buchanon,
in leading the Western State Teach->
ers' college grand march this eve-
ning. Miss Albertine Haviland and
Frank Conover, of Jackson, are to,
lead the J-Hop at Michigan State
college Feb. 2.
nounced here that the tentative
dates for the ninth annual blossom
festival of St. Josephs and Benton
Harbor has been named -as May 4
to 10. Thirty-four cities are to be
LANSING - The Michigan Life
Underwriters association re-elected
all officers at the close of its an-
nual convention here Thursday.
They are: President, Donald T.
MacKinnon, Detroit; vice-presi-I
dents, Harry M. Commins, Flint,'
and W. Roy Bryant, Kalamazoo,
and secretary-treasurer, J. Arthur
Pino, Lansing.
MT. CLEMENS --Captain Milton
J. Brown, of Cleveland, was re-
elected nresident of the Grand lodge 1

"Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur," ,
by Beethoven, "O Isis und Osiris,"
by Mozart, and "The Two Grena-
diers," by Schumann.'
The negro singer has enjoyed one
of the most meteor-like sensations
in the musical world. His earlyE
work in high school won for him
a scholarship at Rutgers collegeI
where he earned the key of Phi l
Beta Kappa, in addition to letters
in four major sports. He was named
in 1917 to the late Walter Camp's
All-American football team.
He had planned to be a lawyer
but a role in a Y.M.C.A. play at-
tracted the attention of Eugene
O'Neill. Since that time he has
played in "Emperor Jones," "Porgy,"
and "Black Boy," where he has
scored outstanding successes.
At the present time, he is mak-
ing a singing tour of the country.
Former Daily Editor
Gets Journalism Post
Stewart Hooker, '29, former city1
editor of The Daily and managing,
editor of The Summer Daily in
1928, has left his work as reporter
on the Toledo Blade to take a posi-
tion in the office of the American
Newspaper Publishers' association
at Indianapolis, it was learned yes-
Before he went to the Toledoh
Blade he was on the staff of the
Sandusky (Ohio) Register. He was
a member of the local chapter of
Sigma Delta Chi, professional jour-
nalistic society.
The committee on which Hooker
will be working is maintained by
the publishers in the United States
and Canada for service to them in
any disputes which may arise or
negotiations they may wish to car-
ry on with any one of the five
newspaper trade unions.
Commissioner's Survey Declares
Finances in Sound
(By Associated Press)
LANSING, Jan. 30.-Rudolph E.
Reichert,. state banking commis-
sioner, issued a report today de-

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dress from the fairness, loyalty and with the failure of the interstate
friendship of the American govern- 'The Babe," new unpublished commerce commission to suspend
ment." poem by the distinguished Indian the proposed new rate announced
He instructed the ambassador to poet, Rabindranath Tagore, will be by the Frisco beginning Feb. 1 and
"communicate to the federal gov- the subject of Dr. Frederick B. six competing railroads fell in line.
ernment that I consider closed the'F s'r today, announcing similar fare cuts
incident which for my part I haveFo beTween competitive points. The
already forgotten." at the First Methodist Episcopal other roads are the Missouri Pacific,
In the Senate, Heflin of Alabama, church. Dr. Fisher is an intimate Missouri, Kansas and Texas (Katy),
demanded that before Butler was friend of Tagore's, and it was to the Cottonbelt, Rock Island, Sante
disciplined an investigation be him that the poet sent the poem Fe, Kansas City Southern, and Illi-
made into the truth of the state- for copyright and publication.- nois Central.
ment that Mussolini ran over a Luren D. Dickinson, lieutenant- Commission Sees Tariffs.
child and did not stop. governor of Michigan, will be the The Frisco laid its new tariffs be-
"It sounds exactly like Mussolini," speaker tomorrow night at the fore the commission last month, an-'
Heflin said, recalling "I stood here Methodist church and will discuss nouncing at the time that it took
three years ago and related stories "The Wickersham Report." This is this means to meet motorbus com-
of Italian Masons being murdered one of the regular l resleyan guild petition. Along with the fare cut,
at the instance of- Musselinl.Therej qturs . -'ithe' Frisco has been conducting:. a
were 137 of them in one night if I -The Rev. Merle H. Anderson will campaign among its employees to
remember correctly." continue his discussion of the liquor work for stricter regulation of buses
Defends Geni. Butler. problem tomorrow morning at the and truck competition.
"Why should any American gen- First Presbyterian church, where The new tariffs met with imme-
eral bow down and crawl in the one will talk on "Prohibition: Ra- diate objection from three compet-
tto the most red-handed ty- np ." At the Cngrega-ing railroads, the Missouri Pacific,
dust ton theamosreh--hande - nal church, the Rev. Allison Ray the Cottonbelt, and the Missouri,
rant upon earth-Mussolini-t h e Haswilpeaho "h ibe
monarch of the old world?" he ask- Heaps will preach on "The Bible- Kansas and Texas, but as no sus-
ed. Late today, Secretary Adams What Use Can We make of It To- pension order was forthcoming from
approved a list of six rear admirals " the commission, the Frisco rates
and one major general of the mar- the topic of the Rev. R. Edward stand.
ines for the court to try Butler. Sayles at the First Baptist church,
+while at the Unitarian church, the .
E Rev. H. P. Marley will continue his
series of sermons on the church T ARTMNDAY
comMIT 11 lfi 5and discuss "What's Wrong with
U H g N9M10ProtestantismnT ,, ON 9
1 for Spathelf .
Will be Held Sunday Supervisors to Probe Activities
Vinal Taylor, Senior Ball Leader, of Road Commissioners;
Appoints Seven Chairmen Funeral services for George Spa- Bail to Testify
FSchools.thelf, 64 years old, who died Friday aiey y.
From Ten noon after an illness of more than Controversy over alleged irregu-
Chairman of sub-committees for six months, will be held at 2 o'clock larities of the county road coi-
the 1931 Senior Ball, scheduled ten- Shay aftern i te Muehir mission may burst out with new
tatively for 9:30 o'clock, Friday, view cemetery. vigor Monday when the board of
May 29, were announced yesterday vi . cemtey. supervisors convene at a special
by ina 0.Tayorcharma ofthe Mr. Spathelf, who was born inI session to begin its investigation.
by Vinal O. Taylor, chairman of the Ann Arbor Jan. 1, 1867, was the son so har egs maesARgaiey,
event. of the late George and Katherine of charges made by A. R. Bailey,
JeanM a r i e Boswell, secretary, Seeger-Spathelf, pioneer settlers. In deposed engeer-manager of the
and Albert Klick, treasurer, will 1893 he opened a grocery store on commission.
complete t h e general committee, Wall street, and was active in busi- Those around which mterest cen-
Taylor said. T h e sub-committee ness until a few years ago. He was ters-Bailey and members of the
chairmen, representing 10 schools active in a number of civic projects. commission, principally George B.
are as follows: Millard Deutsch, Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. McCalla, chairman-will testify be-
tickets; Palmer Crawford, music; J B. Waterman and Miss Rena fore the 10 supervisors who signed
Charles Cory, invitations; Keith Spathelf; one sister, Miss Anna the petition calling for an investi-
Bennett, programs; Robert Scoville, Spathelf, and one grandson, George int.i
publicity; George Weyl, floor, and Bradley Waterman, of Ann Arbor. Toe ofetwguti, however, is on-
Robert Young, decorations. _ly one of two questions which the
James Keenan, Rhea Schiel, John supervisors will consider. Action
Keyes, Julia Mae Keenan, Ben State License Plate will be taken on the county health
Patch, and three others will be Deadline Postponed unit, the adoption of which has
added to the various committees. been urged in petitions by numer-
All members are seniors. Arrange- The time limit for motorists to ous local organizations. It appear-
ments are being made to secure a ed likely last night that consider-
nationally known orchestra. It is purchase 1931 license plates has ation of this matter would be taken
expected that the Union ballroom been extended until Mar. 1, accord- up after investigation proceedings
will be used for the Ball. ing to a telegram received by Sher- had been concluded.
iff Jacob B. Andres and Thomas Irregularities of the commission
University Glee Club O'Brien, chief of police, from Frank grew out of charges made by Bailey
'following his dismissal by McCalla.
Will Sing Over Radio Fitzgerald, secretary of state. One of these, Bailey has pointed
Extension of the time limit was out, is the purchase of asphalt road
The University Girls' Glee club advocated in a bill introduced and oil costing $20,000, which the com-
will furnish the musical entertain- passed several days ago in the legis- mission, he said, did without ask-
ment for tonight's radio program lature. ing for bids, prescribing specifica-
broadcast from the University stu- tions, or conducting an inspection
dio through Station WJR. of the.materials.
Ten numbers have been selected Special issues of The ]Daily will
to be given during the half hour appear on the campus both Fri- Report of Sport Board
concert which starts at 7:30 o'clock. ,daight. Feb.13.nd SaturdayI.,

Health Service officials proved
yesterday that they had the
students' mental as well as phys-
ical welfare at heart when they
expressed their regrets on in-
ability to advise all students how
to get A's on the approaching
They admitted the best they
could do was to attempt to keep
the students healthy and advise
them against burning the mid-
night oil. A clear head resulting
from proper rest will be of great-
er use than one crammed with
half-learned facts and dizzy
from loss of sleep, the doctors
"The necessary exercise, -rest
and diet are as essential during
this time as any other and.
should not be neglected," Dr.
Warren E. Forsythe, director of
the Health Service, said, "The
dispensary will be open, however,
to those finding the strain un-
(For complete exam schedules
see page two, column one.)
Play Production to Give Revival
of Piece for Students
Attending Dance.
Reservations for the J-Hop ma-
tinee revival performance of "Re-
bound," the high society comedy by
Donald Ogden Stewart, may be
made at the Laboratory theatre box
office and blocks of seats may be
reserved to accomodate house party
groups, Valentine B. Windt, direc-
tor, announced yesterday.
The production, which was pre-
sented four nights last week at the
Lydia Mendelssohn theatre by stu-
dents in the Play Production cours-
es, was received with such enthus-
iasm that numerous requests have
been made for a revival in the Lab-
oratory theatre the afternoon after
the annual J-Hop in the Intramu-
ral Sports building. The matinee
performance will start at 3 o'clock.
The cast of the production, as or-
iginally presented, includes Eugenie
Chapel, '32, Harry Allen, Grad.,
Josephine Timberlake, '32, Irving
Cooper, '31, Evelyn Gregory, Grad.,
Gurney Williams, '31, Janet Wood-
mansee, '31.
Sets for the production have been
designed and executed by students
in the stagecraft class of the Play
Production course.
Union to Hold Dances
During Examinations
Announcement was made yester-
day that dances will continue at
the Union on both Saturday nights
during the examination period.
They will also be supplemented on
next Friday when a regular dance
is scheduled.
Russians to Sponsor I
U. S. Railroad Study
(By Associated Press)
BALTIMORE, Jan. 30.-The Rus-
sian Soviet government is to trans-
port an entire supervising force of
150 men from this country to put
American railroad methods into
effect. it was said today by Charles
A. Gill, who, as consulting engineer,

will be directing head of the enter-
The advance guard is already in
Russia, he said.
The appointment of Gill, super-
intendent of motor power for the
eastern lines of the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad, was announced yes-
Baker to Give Speech
at Baltimore Banquet

Site Undecided; Move
Started by Round
Students Will N a m e
Own Price Under
New System.
Final steps toward the creation
of a campus text-book exchange
were formulated by members of
the Round Table Club late last
night when a decision to open a
cooperative association was an-
nounced by Leonard L. Kimball,
'33, president of the organization.
The exchange will open on Tues-
day and will function on a plan
comparable to that used at Mich-
igan State Normal since 1929.
The "exchange" will accept the
standard text-books from 'Uni-
versity students for re-sale. The
price sought by each student for
his used text-books will be marked.
in the front of the publication on
a white card bearing the owner's
name, address, and proposed selling
price. A duplicate of this card will
be given the owner on depositing
his book at the exchange. When the
book has been sold, the owner may
collect his money by presenting the
receipt. Ten per cent will be de-
ducted from the price affixed on the
fly-leaf to defer ordinary expenses
of exchange.
Location Not Definite.
The location of the campus book
exchange has not yet been definite-
ly settled, although it is certain
that either the S. C. A. or the va-
cant residence on Jefferson "'anxd
State streets will be chosen, pend-
ing approval of University officials.
Announcements about the eact
location of the exchange will be
posted throughout the campus and
in current newspapers. Hours dur-
ing which the exchange will operate
have been fixed between 9 and 12
in the morning, and 1 to 3 o'clock
in the afternoon every day but Sun-
No new books will be sold at the
exchange, although it is hoped that
students will be able to secure bet-
ter trades through this non-profit
organization. Successful for more
than a year at Ypsilanti, student
organization of the book exchange
is hoped to be of financial assist-
ance to many members of the Uni-
versity upon whom the burden of
text-book buying is an annual
Seven Others in Big Ten.
In a statement issued by Presi-
dent Kimball last night, it was
made known that Ohio State, In-
diana, Illinois, Chicago, Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Iowa, and other middle-
western schools now have success-
ful systems of book-exchange co-
operation. The Round Table Club
felt that "it could be of service to
the student body-recently appoint-
ed an investigating committee to
learn if there was some means
whereby the costs of books could
be reduced." The investigation hit
upon the successful plan used at
Ypsilanti and other neighboring
schools, secured all necessary in-
formation, and "asks only the co-
operation of the student body" for
complete success of the new system.
- The statement concluded that it
! was hoped the action of the Round
Table Club would meet with the
"approval of the entire campus."
Should Michigan's new plan prove
successful, the University would be-
come the eighth member of the
"Big Ten" to adopt such a system.

Sigma Rho Tau Chapter to Meet
I Detroit Technical School
Squad Next Friday.
Alpha, University chapter of Sig-
ma Rho Tau, engineering student
debating society, will meet the Beta
chapter of the same organization


Nora Crane Hunt, instructor of
voice in the music school, will di-
Two speakers are also scheduled.
for tonight's program. Dr. Harry

UCy l£dV, cl. 1 , C u kIM ~ "
morning, Feb. 14, in connection
with the J-Hop. The Saturday
morning issue wil contain a pho-
tograph of the grand march,
conilains of uets.and fea-

Denies Over-emphasis'
A defense against the charges
that football is over-emphasized
in modern colleges and a plan to,

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