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Interfraternity B o d y
Most Houses Are on
Financial Basis.


Council Members Will Attempt to Strengthen
Constitution of Group; Sophomore
Prom Set for Dec.11.
Retracting the stand taken by last year's Student Council on the
Administrative Council plan for student government, which was
overwhelmingly approved in the campus-wide poll last spring, the
new Student Council last night opened its regime by unanimously
opposing the plan, which is now before the University Senate Com-
The Administrative Council plan provided for a Senate Commit-
tee on Student Affairs which would be composed of seven members
of the faculty, appointed by the President of the University, seven

'ssociated Press roto
Above is one of the first pictures from the Japanese-Chinese trou-
ble zone to reach the United States. This is the Barracks of the
Chinese fort at Changtu, north of Mukden, which burned following a
clash with the Japanese troops. World statesmen are busy trying to
iron out the difficulties of the Sino-Japanese situation.

Permission for Parties Will Be
Required Week in Advance,
Gould Announces.
That no action to postpone de-
ferred rushing rules will be taken
this year became apparent last
night at the 'first regular meeting
of the Interfraternity council. Re-
turns from a questionnaire sent to
all house presidents show that'
"fraternities are on a very good fin-
acial basis," Howard Worden, '32,
president of the council, stated.
It was admitted that the condi-
tion of the fraternities was not as
good as during the past year but
only a few reports showed anything
of a serious nature. "We will go
through with deferred rushing,"
Worden said.
Freshmien, it was pointed out,
will be allowed to attend more than'
one open house on one day. Some
confusion h as already resulted
from misinterpretation of this rule
It was also brought.out that houses
will be allowed to give only one
open house during the next week.
The distribution of houses among
the three groups will be reprinted;
in the near future.-
"There has been little or no flag-
rant violation of the rules so far
in connection with the deferred1
rushing," Worden claimed.
At the meeting a resolution was
passed to cooperate with the Union
in the staging of an Interfrater-7
nity Dance. The date for the danceJ
will be announced later.
Howard G o u 1 d, '32, secretary-
treasurer of the council, reported1
that permission for parties must
be filed at least one week in ad-
vance of the date of the party. This;
will be effective after the present
Dues for the current year will be
payable before November 1. A fine
was voted for delinquent houses.;
Senior Class Nominees Chosen
by State, Washtenaw
By Barton Kane
Inaugurating their campaign to
win at least its last election, the
senior class of the State Street or-
ganization held their nomination
caucus at 7:30 o'clock last night
at the Theta Delta Chi house.
Charles Kline and Beach Conger,'
Jr., were named to run for the of-
fices of president and treasurer, re-
The caucus, at which James
North presided, was singularly free
of factional rivalry. Kline was un-
animously chosen for presidential
candidate, whereas Conger polled a
majority over Edward Frey to the
treasurer's position.
The State street class of 1932 has
yet to win an election on the cam-
pus, and will undoubtedly spare no
effort to carry a majority at the
polls next Monday afternoon in the
Natural Science auditorium.
Political activity tomorrow night
will center around the Phi Kappa
Sigma house, where the Washte-
naw faction will hold its nomina-
L Linn ni'.', Thjm. . fu nn-i'r, i's4. n,ntni

Associated Press Phot
Francis E. Crawford, warden of
the Colorado state penitentiary,
was suspended by the state civil
service commission pending a hear-
ing on charges of incompetence.
Crawford has been under fire since
the prison riot at Canon .City in
Tryouts Will Compete Thursday
to Fill Places Still
Vacant on Team.
After listening to tryout speeches
of more than 40 candidates for pos-
itions on the Varsity debate squad,
from one to four o'clock Tuesday
afternoon J a m e s H. McBurney,
coach, definitely selected 21 of the
number for the squad from which
the actual debating .teams will be
Those selected are Victor Rabin-
owitz, '34L, Uathan Levy, '34L, Al-
b e r t Herrmann, '34M, Franklin
Comins, '31, David G. Cannon, grad,
Harold Hunsberger, '33, Nathan
Flinker, '33, Gordon Galaty, '33,
Howard Simon, '32L, Stanley Don-
ner, '32, Gayle Richardson, '32, for
the affirmative side. For the nega-
tive: .Jhn Lederle, '33, Jacob Weiss-
man, '34, Wilbert Hindman, 33, Gil-
bert Bursley, '34, Jerome Pettit,
Spec., Thomas Anthony, '32A, A. V'
Lowenstein, '34, Charles Rogers, '33,
Frederick Brown, '34, and Julius C.
Bernstein, '33.
Those selected met last night in
room 4003 A. H. for a short organi-
zation meeting at which assign-
ments were made.
There are several other places to
be filled on the squad and men will
be named to these after a further
tryout to be held at 1:00 o'clock
Thursday afternoon in room 4003
Angell hall. Those wishing to com-
Pete at that time are requested to
prepare a five-minute affirmative
or negative speech on the same
subject that was used by Tuesday's
Mr. McBurney urges those who
spoke Tuesday and were not select-
ed, to compete again Thursday
with any newcomers who may pre-
sent themselves.
Campus Humor Magazine Has
New Features; Art Revue
Is Big Attraction.
New and varied features char-
acterize the first issue of Gargoyle,
which appears on the campus to-
day. Editorials on various campus
events which have occurred since
'the beginning of classes are in-
luded as well as the standard ar-
tides on drama, sports, aid styles.
One of the leading features in
the 36-page issue is a review of the
'current art exhibit in Alumni
3M~mnria, hall. in which the hioh-

Torch Killer's G i r 1 Resumes
Stand for Prolonged
Outspoken, evasive, or hesitant
as the tenor of the questions flung
at her by the prosecution varied,
Katherine Keller, on trial as an ac-
cessory in the Ypsilanti torch mur-
ders, parried with a rather blunt
finesse the pointed thrusts of Ed-
ward A. Bilitzke, assstat attorney
general, as he cross-examined her
yesterday afternoon in circuit
In the course of her answers Miss
Keller refuted the testimony of at
least six state witnesses, directly or
by inference. She said that Mrs.
Louella Smith, Fred's mother, testi-
fied falsely on more than one point.
The entire cross-examination
seemed an attempt to disclose Miss
Keller as knowing of Fred's om-
plicity in the killings. Evidence
that would proye almost conclusive-
ly that she was an accessory has
been introduced, but the"state had
had difficulty in establishing that
she knew he was guilty.
At every point Miss Keller has
flatly and 'repeatedly 'denied that
her actions arose from this knowl-
edge, despite the prosecutor's at-
tempts to trap her into such state-
'ments. She has admitted .her inti-
macy with him, and there is con-
siderable evidence to support this.
During the dlay Miss Keller re-
futed reports regarding telephone
calls between her and Smith, one
of which he was said to .have ex-'
claimed, "If you're going to let her
(Mrs. Smith) know, I might as well
tell her myself."
She denied also that she had
asked Mrs. Smith to say that Fred
was home the' night of the mnur-
ders. She said that Mrs. Smith had
told her over the telephone that
'officers had inquired at the farm
about Fred, and that she told them
he was there that night. This last
was in direct refutation of 'Mrs.
Smith's testimony.
Miss Keller's sister, Eunice, who
was involved in the activities of
Smith and his sweetheart by the
testimony of Madden Duty, hired
man on the Keller farm, Tuesday,
is to be subpoenaed as a witness.
Edward A. Bilitzke, state's attorney,
said the writ was issued yesterday.
Miss Keller also.said she ordered
Fred out of the Curtiss house be-
cause she was about to lose her job,
and would need the house, and not
because she had heard that Smith
'was guilty of the crimes.
Deposition of Mrs. Gladys Wig-
'gett, unable to appear in court be-
+cause of illness, was taken at her
home yesterday morning. The
'case will probably go to the jury
.late this afternoon, attorneys said.

members of the student body, an
the dean of students.
The student members would I
the president of the Union, t1
managing editor of ThenDaily, t
president of the Student Admai
istrative council, the presidento
the League, the chairman of te
Judiciary Council of the Leagu
and two seniors elected by the sti
dent body.
The Student Council was to I
replaced by a Student Administr
tive council which would have pur
ly, administrative duties. The pres
dent of this body would be electe
by the Senate Cmrnittee. Membe:
of the Council would be appint
by this presient with the approv
of the Senate Committee.
At the Student Council meetir
last night, it was said that t
Administrative Council plan w
drawn up after an investigatir
committee, appointed by the pres
dent to see what was wrong wil
the council, reported that the pres
dent. himself and the mxethod '
election of members wereat fault
Not Unanimous.
The plan was passed by the coin
cil only after a heated debate an
then not unanimously, it was said
"In view of the fact that the pr
sent Student Council thinks th
the proposed changentakes aw
what little student gvernelt
there is in the University," Edwa:
J. McCormick, '32, president, state
"the following resolution was pas
ed and will be presented to the sll
committee of the Senate committ
headed by Prof. Henry W. Mill
of the engineering college:.
Council Opposed.
"Resolution passed unanimous
by the Student Council at its mee
ing on October 14.
"It was moved and carried th
in view of the conditions und
which the Admiistrative Cun'
plan was passed Last spring, and
view of the fact that the plan h
not as yet ,been acted upon by t]
Senate Committee of the Unive
sity, the Student Council go
record as opposed to said plan."
The plan was submitted to t
Senate Committee last spring I
approval. It was not actedupon
that time because the personnel
this body was thanged. It has be
referred to the sub-committee hea
ed by Professor Miller and as 3
no action has ben talen by ti
Bursley Sees Delay.
Joseph A. Bursley, dean of si
dents, stated that probably no fin
action would be taken for two
three months, McCormik said.
A committee was appointed
McCormick to see in what way t
present constitution of the coun
could be strengthened. It cnss
of John H. Denler, '32, Louis3. C
lombo, '33, and Alfred J. Palm
It was decided at themeet
that all resolutions passed byt
council in the future would'
printed in the Daily fficial Bul
McCormick announced that De
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Hollerith Machines Explain Almost
Anything About University Students
By Lawson E. Becker machines have been in almost con-
School is really more of a prison tinxal use by nearly every depart-
than it may seem to most students. ment of the university from the
The university even goes to the ex- school of Forestry and Conserva-
tent of giving each student a num- tion to the sociology department.
bet. The machines are known as Hol-
IDown is the basement of AngellI lerith Machines, taking their name
Hall there are m a c h i n e s that from the inventor who is a member
change every name into a number, of the United States census bureau
and furthermore change all one's at Washington. They were origin-
history into numbers. Those ma- ally developed to aid the census
chines know all there is to know bureau in the compilation of facts
about one including residence, col- I which otherwise would have been
leges previously attended, date of impossible to obtain.
'entrance, class, credits, degrees re- Each family in the country has a
ceived, and courses taken. number which is placed on a card
But the'se robots do not always two and one-half inches wide and
stick to such impersonal data, they seven inches long. On this card
know what sex one is, the date of the complete family history is plac-
birth, the number of units and ed. Everything is done by ; code
credits one is deficient in, whether which changes writing into num-
or not one is on probation and if bers and then these numbers are

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