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Original 'Thief' Only
Smiles When Told
of Theft.
Belief P e r s ists 'Jug'
Safe in Minnesota
Mystery surrounding the disap-
pearance of the 'Little Brown Jug,'
famous Michigan-Minnesota foot-
ball trophy, was deepened last
night by advices from Minneapolis
that Oscar Munson, the original
"burglar" of the jug, has in his
possession a replica, and by an an-
onymous telephone call stating
that the jug had been found.
The disappearance of the trophy,
though discovered by athletic au-
thorities three weeks ago, became
generally known only yesterday. * A
search instituted by Phil C. Pack,
publicity director of the athleti'
association, when the jug was first
missed assumed larger proportions
yesterday when Jacob B. Andres,
Washtenaw c o u n t y sheriff, was
asked to aid in the hunt.
Stood on Trophy Case.
The jug fornerly stood on a tro-
phy case in the athletic adminis-
tration building. It was believed
that it may have been taken during
the last Summer Session, when
classes were being held in the
Possibility that the jug was sur-
reptitiously removed to the Univer-
sity of Minnesota was indicated in
the following telegram received last
night from the Minnesota Daily:
"Oscar Munson, original 'burg-
lar,' only smiles when informed
of the theft. A mystery surrounds
Munson's possession of a replica
jug. Athletic Director Crisler, in-
formed tonight of the theft, had
no statement. He was greatly sur-
prised. The campus is agog over
the disappearance."~
Rivalry over the jug, originally
used by the Michigan teams to
carry Ann Arbor water on its expe-
ditions to other schools, began in
1'903 when Munson stole the jug at
Minneapolis after Minnesota had'
played the Wolverines to a 6-6 tie.
When the Michigan authorities de-
they would have to win it back.
Returned in 1929.
The jug was brought home in
1909, when Michigan defeated the
Gophers, 15-6. Ten years later, Min-
nesota scored a 34-7 upset and took
the trophy to Minneapolis again.
Michigan won it in 1920 and held
it until 1927, when the Minnesota
team defeated Michigan at the
opening game in the new Stadium.
The jug was returned in 1929.
State Bulletins
(By Associated Press)
October 28, 1931
LUDINGTON-The M i c h i g a n
State Grange, in convention here
today, adopted a resolution urging

a special legislative session to en-
act an income tax for relief of
property owners.
LANSING-Roland M. Snook, 22-
year-old post-graduate student at
Michigan State College, pleaded'
guilty in circuit court today to
stealing $119 and 2,000 milk tickets
from the college diary building. He
will be sentenced later.
MILAN-Mr. and Mrs. George S.
Rogers, of South Lansing, Mich.,
were killed today when their au-
tomobile was struck by a Wabash



Brown Jug'


Student Reading Lax,
0. J. Campbell Thinks
Most students are missing the
one real object of a college educa-
tion, in the opinion of Prof. O. J.
Campbell of the English depart-
The world needs intelligent peo-
ple, he said yesterday in an inter-
view, and the criterion of such a
person is his reading habits. The
greatest fault of the student today
is that he does not buy books, Pro-
fessor Campbell asserted.
The educated man is a reader,
owns a well-selected library, and
knows the books in it, he pointed
out. Fraternities and sororities are
usually lax in this respect, with in-
adequate libraries used only for
studying, he said.
"Almost all the stimulation to
thought in the modern world comes
from reading matter, and if the
modern person does not read-if he
is not acquainted with the latest
advances in thought and action-
he is not an educated man," Pro-
fessor Campbell went on.
An intelligent educated person
reads two hours a day, on an aver-
age, he concluded, saying that it is
essential that college students read
more, so that they may fill the
world's need for these intelligent
University Expedition Discovers
Remains of Roman Theatre
in Palestine.
Discovery of the remains of a Ro-
man theatre and what is probably
an early Christian church by the
University expedition under Prof.
Leroy Waterman were revealed yes-
terday by President Alexander G.
Ruthven, w h o recently received
word from the expedition in Pales-
tine, where excavations have been
closed for the season.
Investigation of the site at Sep-
phoris revealed the tiers of a thea-;
tre, the existence of which was not;
suspected prior to its discovery,
carved from living rock. Professor
Waterman'stmessage indicated the,
probability that the structure dat-
ed to the first part of the first cen-
tury of the Christian era. Investi-
gators consider it particularly im-
portant since it testifies to the na-
ture of the culture of the capital
of Galilee during the lifetime of,
The church was discovered when
further excavations were carried;
out on the same site. First signs;
of the structure consisted of a mo-
saic pavement, continued work dis-;
closed traces of an older building
at the same place.
Excavation was suspended Sep-
tember 9 because of the limited
time at the disposal of the party,
and for this reason it was impos-
sible to determine the age of the
structure. The citadel area on
which both of the structures were
discovered is now occupied partly
by the village school, the report
stated, and it was necessary to con-
fine the work of the season to the
school's summer vacation.
The Michigan party consisted of
Professor Waterman, Dr. C. S. Fish-
er, of the American School of Ori-
ental Research of Jerusalem, S.
Yeivin, architect, N. Manasseh, sur-
veyor, and Fadeel Sabba, photo.
grapher. About 100 local workmen
were employed on the operations,
which were begun July 9. The work

was financed by H. B. Earhart, of
Ann Arbor.
Youth Struck by Auto
Confine to Hospital
Seriously injured when his bicycle
was struck yesterday afternoon by
an auto driven by Alexander Grant,

Edwin Turner Wins Presidency
of Class; Catherine Heeson
Is Vice President.
William Dibble Only Nominee
on Washtenaw Ticket
to Be Elected.
Electing Edwin T. Turner, Jr.,
president of the junior class, State
Street politicians yesterday defeat-
ed their Washtenaw rivals, to even
the all-campus rubber, by placing
all of their candidates in class offi-
ces and securing four of the five
J-Hop committeeships.
Catherine Heeson was chosen as
vice-president, Enid Bush as secre-
tary, and Byron Vedder, treasurer.
The J-Hop committeemen elected
are Kenneth Yourd, Jerry Rosen-
thal, Ben McFate, P. Rehn Nelson,
and William Dibble.
Vote Largest in History.
The vote was one of the largest
in the history of class elections, 419
being polled. Tur-
ner defeated the
Washtenaw can-
didate, John Ma-
son, by the nar-
row majority of
23 votes. Turner
polled 221 votesI
and Mason 198.
Catherine Hee-!
son was victorious
over Helen DeWitt
by the close vote
of 218 to 202. Miss
Bush beat Harriet
Holden by 219 to, - v Pot
200 votes. Vedder Turner
won over Jules Ayres by 220 to 197.
Voting for the J-Hop committee-
men was as follows: Yourd, 223;
McFate, 220; Rosenthal, 216; Nel-
son, 212; Dibble, 208; Richard Nor-.
ris, 206; Morton Frank, 204; Joe
Gardner, 203; Charles Rocker, 198;
and George Fiske, 194.
Dibble was the only man elected,
who was not on the State Street
C. E. Seltman Speaks
on Athenian Pottery
Athenian pottery-making attain-
ed its highest degree of excellence
in the fourth and fifth centuries
before Christ, during the golden
age of Athenian culture, Charles
E. Seltman said in a lecture yes-
terday afternoon in the Natural
Science auditorium.
"At this time the Athenians made
the mistake of attempting to con-
vert their democracy into an em-
pire," he said. "As a result nation-
al disintegration followed. With
the loss of Athenian power, pot-
tery making as an art also declin-
Seltman illustrated his lecture by
his own self-made collection of
slides of these ancient vases.

Western Conference Faculty Body
Refuses Iowa Post-Season Game

Wins in England

IOWA CITY, Ia., Oct. 28.-(P)-
The Western Conference faculty
committee today denied the Uni-
versity of Iowa's request for per-
mission to play a post-season char-
ity football game with Iowa State
Dean C. C. Williams, the Iowa
representative and chairman of the
committee, made the announcement
today following the receipt of a
telegram from Prof. William Mar-
shall, of Purdue, secretary.
Permission was sought through a
mail ballot of the faculty represent-
Dean Williams said that as a
result of the decision plans would
go ahead for the five charity games
among the members of the Western
Conference to be played before Nov.
28, a week after the close of the
regular season.
He said the athletic directors
would meet early in November to
draft the post-season program.
Permission already had been
granted by the Big Six for Iowa
State to participate in the game.
It had been sponsored by the Amer-
ican Legion and had the approval
of Gov. Dan Turner,

A Really


s Try Out

Cornell Chemi.
New Drun

So many excuses have been used
for the consumption of fire water
that when a really unique one is
manufactured t h e inventor de-
serves a round of applause.
It seems that a certain Dr. Wil-
der D. Bancroft, professor of chem-
istry at Cornell University, figured
that a little scientific investigation
of drunkenness would be a boon to
humanity, according to the M. I. T.
Much cruelty must be endured
for the, greater good of scientific
knowledge; that much is apparent.
But a certain limit is reached when
one considers the case of a defense-
less graduate student taken into
custody and forced to sit while a
circle ofeimpassionate experimen-
ters inject periodic doses of Tom
Collins' serum, whiskey sours, and
sloe gin rickeys into his shuddering
The most heartless feature of the
experiment came when the scient-
ist and his aides, really getting
down to business, tested for the
sobering effects of sodium rhodo-
nite-and the worst of it was that
it worked!
All this is plain enough. What
is hard to understand is why they
didn't wait until Saturday night
and go out on the campus and cap-
ture a fitting specimen in the na-
tive state.
Not much change in temperature,
mostly unsettled, probably with oc-
casional rain, tonight and Thurs-

Election Changes
Made by Classes
Freshman medical and junior
law elections will be held tomor-
row, it was announced yester-
The junior law election, has
been moved up until Friday be-
cause of the send-off to be held
today. The time and place will
be made k n o w n tomorrow.
Freshmen medical elections will
be held at 5 o'clock in the north
lecture room of the east medical
building. Originally it had been
planned for the amphitheater.
Soviet Maneuvers on Manchuria
Border Has Disapproval j
of Tokio.
TOKIO, Oct. 28. - (F') - Japan
moved today to protect her inter-
ests in Northern Manchuria, re-
questing Russia to stop troop con-
centrations on the Manchurian bor-
der, and sending engineers north
along the Shupingkai-Taonan-An-
ganchi railway to cross the Chinese
Eastern line and reopen the direct
route from Taonan to Tsitsihar.
Troops accompanied the engineers.
The foreign office announced it
would submit to the League of Na-
tions Council a list of Sino-Japanese
treaties it feels China has failed to
respect. China is on record at
Geneva as acknowledging her obli-
gation under the League Covenant
to respect treaty stipulations.
Thus the sixth week of the diffi-
culty brought no sign of direct Sino-
Japanese negotiations for which
the League Council hoped, and no'
indication of the withdrawal of the
Japanese forces in Manchuria. The
trouble started Sept. 18 with a clash
near Mukden over a railway bridge
Japanese guards claimed Chinese
soldiers damaged.
Everhardus, McKenzie Selected
to Lead '34 Literary
Political Factions.
By Barton Kane.
With the Junior elections out of
the way, Washtenaw and State
street representatives of the sopho-
more literary class turned their at-
tention last night to the selection
of candidates. Robert K. McKenzie,
Lambda Chi Alpha, was the Wash-
tenaw presidential choice while
Herman Everhardus, Delta Kappa
Epsilon, was named on the State
street ticket.
For treasurer State street named
James Wineman, Zeta Beta Tau,
while Irving Pearlstone, Pi Lambda
Phi, was the Washtenaw selection.
The Washtenaw caucus was held at
the Alpha Sigma Phi house under
the direction of Robert Howard.
State street met at the Phi Kappa
Psi house under the Chairmanship
of Gilbert Bursley.
No women candidates for either
ticket were announced last night.
Both factions are determined to
break the tie which resulted when
State street swept the junior elec-
tions yesterday. Washtenaw has a
clean sweep in the senior election
to their credit.

At the same time, the candidates
for a combined party in the sopho-
more engineering class were an-
nounced. Fred Johnson, Theta Chi,
was named for president; James R.

Ramsay MacDonald, who was
vindicated in the general election
held Tuesday in England. His na-
tional government once more will
assume power in affairs of the em-
England Gives Colition Premier
Overwhelming Assurance
of Support.
LONDON Oct. 28. --(/P) - Swept'
into power with a mammoth ma-
jority of more than 500 of the 615
seats in the House of Commons,
Prime Minister Ramsay MacDon-
ald's National Government w ill
dominate Parliament more com-
pletely than has any other admin-
istration in the history of demo-
cratic Britain.
Tonight, with 608 returns avail-
able from yesterday's voting, there
were 555 Government supporters,
only 50 in the Opposition and three'
The loss of 235 seats nearly wiped
out the Labor representation in'
the House of Commons. Nothing
like it ever occurred before in
Great Britain.
The Conservative Party held 472
seats with prospects of gaining
more in the late returns. This great
Conservative strength led to the
expectation that a demand for a
complete protection tariff policy
would be the first trouble encoun-
tered by Mr. MacDonald.
But, although an emergency tar-
iff soon after the re-convening of
Parliament is a probability, the
Prime Minister is pledged not to
impose a general protective tariff
until it has been fully investigated
and scientific legislation has been
Great significance was seen in a
statement by Stanley B al1 d w i n,
Conservative leader, whd declared
yesterday's results showed a na-
tional and not a party victory. His
statement was taken to indicate he
would make no attempt to seize
power for his party when the House
of Commons convenes Nov. 3.
Lack of Book Material Reason
for Delay; Excellent
Talent Available.
Production of the Mimes opera
has been postponed until the mid-
dle of next semester, according to
Harry Allen, director. This an-
nouncement was made last night
following a meeting of the executive
committee of the show.
"The insufficiency of book mater-
ial," stated Allen, "does not warrant

FP -
Gather This Afternoon
Before Angell Hall
for Cheering.
Ruthven to Wish Squad
Luck; Hudson Also
The Varsity football squad is
expected to witness the biggest
send-off in the history of Mich-
igan teams when they will be
acclaimed by the student I ody
at 4:15 o'clock today i front
of Angell hall before leaving
for their battle with Princeton,
the only intersectional game on its
schedule this year.
The band will be present and will
play many of Michigan's songs. All
Varsity cheerleaders will be on hand
to lead the student yells.
President Alexander Grant Ruth-
ven will greet the team and will
wish them the best of luck in what
will probably be the most publicized
Michigan game of the year.
Short addresses will be given by
Coach Harry Kipke and Captain
Roy Hudson.
To Board Special Train.
Following the rally the team will
leave, for the Michigan Central sta-
tion. They will board the 5:15 p. m.
train, a special, directly to Prince-
The band will march to the sta-
tion and will board the same train
as the team.
Throughout the week, there has
been much speculation on the cam-
pus as to whether the team will
display the same spirit and drive
that they exhibited in the Illinois
game, when they smothered the
Illini by a score of 35 to 0.
Although enthusiasm was seen to
wane after the Ohio State game, it
quickly regained its former pitch
after last Saturday's walk-away,
and is, at the present time, at a
high pitch.
Campus leaders are confident
that the renevyed interest shown in
the Varsity football team will bring
out the largest delegation ever to
be present at a send-off.
Landslide of National Forces
in Great Britain Cause
for Optimism.'
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.-(P)
Astonishment and optimism com-
bined tonight in American official-
dom reaction to Great Britain's po-
litical upheavel.
The national government had
been expected to receive firm sup-
port at the polls.. The landslide
which left the opposition with
scarcely a handful of votes in the
House of Commons brought expres-
sions of amazement.
The overwhelming support led to
optimistic statements that the gov-
ernment was now in a position to
deal positively with Britain's eco-
nomic difficulties.

President Hoover closely folowed
the returns. While there was no
formal comment' at the White
House or the state department, the
overwhelming support given the
national government was received
with the utmost gratification, tem-
pered only by speculation over the
ultimate position of Mr. MacDon-
Delay in Distribution
of Oratorical Tickets

Premier Laval's Visit Was Attempt
to Modify Bad Feeling, Says Remer

Premier Laval's visit to Wash-
ington was largely an attempt to
modify the international ill will
caused by France's negative atti-
tude in delaying completion of the
reparations moratorium, in t h e
opinion of Prof. Charles F. Remer,
of the economics department.
"The ultimate purpose was, of
course, to discuss what is to be done
at the end of the moratorium per-
iod," said Professor Remer. "The
moratorium plan provided for post-
ponement of Germany's payment
to France for one year, and a con-

"If this is accepted by everyone
in Washington, it will constitute a
step forward in American policy.
The recognition of this fact by Mr.
Hoover was implied in the Mora-
torium. It may be added that the
French also have seen a difference;
from their point of view German
Reparations are sacred while Inter-
allied Debts are an adjustable fi-
nancial problem."
The general results of the con-
ference seemed to indicate that the
policies of France and the United
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