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VOL. XLII. No. 46




Seek Way to End World Trouble
by Italian-American
Cancellation of War Debts and
Reparations Favored
by Italy.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.-(YP)-
President Hoover and Foreign Min-
ister Grandi of Italy spread the
trouble map of the world before
yhem tonight and searched for a
wray to make it one of prosperous'
With Secretary Stimson, the two
sought to define the world's diffi-
culties in which international co-
operation or Italian-American col-
aboration could offer a solution.
They spoke in English, uninter-
upted by interpreters. Formality
was abandoned. Secretary Stimson'
aid they talked "like three human
Conferences Begin Early.
The conferences began early after
signor Grandi had concluded his
tay at the Secretary's h o m e,

Shares Nobel Prize

Asocieetat Press Photo
Dr. Karl Bosch, German scient-
ist credited with having made pos-
sible utilization of Haber's synthe-
tic ammonia process on an indus-
trial scale, will share the 1931 No-
bel prize in chemistry with another
German, Dr. Frederick Bergius.
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
to Be Attended by Faculty
and Townspeople.

dinner tonight at the
use was to end in a
Sof the Minister's con-
with the President.
bjects stretching into the
s of economics and poli-
up. Their attention, how-
ered principally on the
onomic ills, with their
ent of inter-government-
zdustrial'slumps, budgets

peaks with all the
remier Mussolini,
of the debt pay-
its. Italy approves
var debts and re-
woed to - 'ancella-
Hoover proposed
as a temporary re-
rimarily to assist
ttitude was that
e toward debt or
must come from
rning's discussion,
n reiterated this
nited States will
i any negotiations
n Europe upon the

Foreign students will be t h e
guests of the University at the 9th
annual Thanksgiving International'
Banquet to be held at 5:45 o'clock
Wednesday in the League..
The banquet is being sponsored
by the Union, the League, the Stu-
dent Christian association, the of-
fice of the dean of students, and
the office of the dean of Women.
It is not, as in former years, being
surscribed to in any way by indi-
viduals, fraternities, and sororities,
it was said.
Dean Henry M. Bates, of the Law
school, will be the principal speaker.
] M~tan~hne{t will ~be furnishxed, by
several foreign students who will
give musical selections. All those
attending are urged to wear the
costumes of their native land.
A large number of faculty and
townspeople are to attend the din-
ner to act as hosts and hostesses
to the guests. One of the purpoes
of the International Banquet is to
give the foreign students an oppor-
tunity to meet townspeople and
members of the faculty.-
State Editors to See
Play, 'Scrambled Ego'
"Scrambled Ego," a college farce
written by Prof. John L. Brumm,
head of the journalism department,
will be presented tonight by Play
Production in the Laboratory thea-
tre for 250 newspaper editors fron
Michigan cities who are attending
the annual university press club
meeting. ,
The play deals with a professor
of creative appreciation who be-
comes involved when his theories
about the break down of inhibitions
are put into practice by his wife
and some of the members of his
The performance today will be
preceeded by a reception of the
delegates in the lobby of the theatre
at which time President and Mrs.,
Ruthven will be hosts to the visit-,
ing delegates.
Professor Brumm is well known on
the campus for previous plays.

President Ruthven and Yoakum
Will Give Talks at
Dinner Tonight.
Crime to Be Discussed at First
Gathering of Editors; Wood
and Slosson to Speak.
The presidential address of Lee
A. White, chief librarian of the
Detroit News, will open the 1931
convention of the University Press
club this afternoon in the Union.
More than 200 delegates are expect-
ed to attend the three-day session,
Prof. John L. Brumm, of the jour-
nalism department, said yesterday.
Crime problems will engage the
attention of the 'editors at the first
session.' Prof. A. E. Wood, of~~he
sociology department, will analyze
the social aspects of crime, and
Prof. Preston Slosson, of the history
department, will make a compari-
son of crime in America and abroad.
The eastern question will be pre-,
sented by Prof. J. R. Hayden of the
political science department.
To Talk on 'Super-University.'
President Ruthven, at the dinner
tonight, will speak on "The Super-
University." This gathering will also
be addressed by Governor Brucker.
and Vice-President C. S. Yoakum,
the latter speaking on "intelligence
and Education."
City governmet will be discussed
at the Friday morning meeting.
Prof. Roderick McKenzie, of the
sociology department, will show the
bearing upon city administration of
the recent shifts in population.
Prof. Thomas H. Reed, of the poli-
tical science department, will re-
view failures attending present city
government, and PQlice Commis-
sioner James K. Watkins, of Detroit,
will discuss some of the difficulties
in police administration.
Television and other recent mar-
Sve scnti1 ltV-ey d' Iii-'
vention will be explained and dem-
onstrated at the Friday afternoon
meeting by Dr.,L. F. W. Alexander-'
son and Lawrence A. Hawkins, of
the General Electric research lab-
Open to Public.
This exhibition will be the first
showing outside of New York City
of the progress made in television.
The general public is invited to
attend the demonstration. .
The Friday evening banquet will
be addressed by Paul Hutchinson,
managing editor of the Christian
Century, and by Junius B. Wood,
foreign correspondent of the Chi-
cago Daily News. Mr. Hutchison
will speak on "Can Foreign News
Be Made Intelligible?" and Mr.
Wood's subject is "Soviet Russia
Tells the World."
Freshman Engineers
Elect Conklin Head
A sweeping majority yesterday
carried David Conklin into the pre-
sidency of the freshman engineer-
ing class. More than 250 voted in
the election.
Henry Felker won the vice-presi-
dency, and Everett Hersey named
as secretary. Both received heavy
majorities. The treasurer-ship went
to Alvin Thomas by unanimous
The freshman class of the Law
school will hold its elections at 5
o'clock Friday afternoon in Room
C of the Law building,

WASHINGTON, ENov. 16.-(P)-.
Three anti-prohibitionists in the
House called tonight for Senator
Fess to resign as dhairman of the
Republican national committee be-
cause of his newly-expressed stand
for the Eighteenth Amendment.
Republican Britten, of Illinois,
led the attack upon the Ohioan in
a formal statement demanding that
he get out as their party leader or
"resign from the directorship of
the Anti-Saloon League and re-
frain from being its spokesman."
Reply Arouses LaGuardia.
Representative La G u a r d i a, of
New "York,and Schaffer, of Wis-
consin, picked up the war cry-
aroused by the Fess reply to James
W. Wadsworth, of New York, that
"I shall use my influence to pre-
vent the party from committing a
fatal blunder in asking for repeal
of the Eighteenth Amendment."
Oosterbaan to Address Rooters;
James J. Otis, '12, to
Lead Cheers.
Students and the home-coming
alumni will throng Hill auditorium
at 8 o'clock tomorrow night for the
Minnesota game pep meeting.
Coach Benny Oosterbaan, former
Varsity football star, will address
the roote s as will Victor R. Patten-
gill', '10, 'Varsity end in 1909, and
halfback in 1910.
James J. Otis, '12, former Varsity
cheerleader, will be on hand to lead
A large crowd is expected at the
rally to take up 'the cry of "Beat
Minnesota'" Since at the present
time Michigan is one of the three
teams tied for second place in the
race for the Big Ten championship,
there will be an unusual amount of
interest shown in the game.
sity band will marc r over to Hill
auditorium from Morris hall. They
will play some of Michigan's songs.
All of the cheerleaders will be
present. They will attempt to try
a new cheer used at the Princeton'
Gilson Discusses
Existence of Grod
If There Is a God, There Must
Be But One,' He States.
."If there is a God there must'
be but one."
That is the opinion of modern]
philosophers, according to Dr. Eti-
enne. Gilson, professor of mediae-'
val philosophy at the University of
Paris. Dr. Gilson gave the first of'
a series of three lectures on "The
Influence of Christianity on Phil-
osophical Idea of God" yesterday
afternoon at Lydia Mendelssohn
theatre. The topic of his first lec-
ture was "The Christian God." A
large crowd attended.
"Philosophers pondered for cen-I
turies upon the question of the na-
ture of divinity. In the bible, which
was not a philosophical worl they
found their answer. 'God' said the
Bible, 'is not a type of existence
but the very act of existence itself.
He i the complete actuality of be-
"If," said Dr. Gilson, "it is the
only purpose of a being to exist,
that being must be perfect. If there
is something which that being is
not he is not perfect. If you define
something it must be all that is
contained in that definition and
nothing more. If God is to be su-

preme goodness, he has a high
state of perfection but is not abso-
lutely perfect. So the Christian
God is without determination. If
we admit that God is existence it-
self, those who say that God does
not exist argue against the exist-
ence of existence."

Away from the furor, another
movement was getting into swing
to have a new chairman installed
at the December aneeting of the
Republican n a t i o n a 1 committee.
This contemplates installation of
Post-Master Brown as chairman.
Mr. Brown, another son of Ohio,
however, has balked vigorously at
going into the chairmanship from
the cabinet.
Senator Fess declined comment
on the attack upon him. It is in-
dicated, however, he would not re-
sign while under fire.
The Fess statement to Wads-
worth, former Republican senator
from New York, was in reply to an
appeal by Wadsworth to the Re-
publican party to sanction a plat-
form calling for a constitutional
convention prohibition.
Britten's Statement.
The Britten statement said:
"If Senator ,Fess wishes to obsti-
nately and unreasonably attach
himself to the losing cause of pro-
hibition in the state of Ohio, that
is his business, but when he says
that he will use his influential na-
tional chairmanship in the inter-
ests of a costly legislative failure
which is kept on the statute books
only by false propaganda of those
who for years have been making a
living out of prohibition, then he
is deliberately destroying the very
object for which he has been elect-
ed chairman."k
Representative LaGuardia said:
"Senator Fess -is the best asset
that the Democratic party has."
Parley to Discuss
Aspects of Liquor
University of Illinois Y.M.C.1.
Sponsors Discussions.
1 (Rig Ten News Servic)
URBANA, Ill., Nov. 18.--The Y.
M. C. A., of the University of Illi-
nois is sponsoring a parley to dis-
cuss the aspects of the liquor sit-
uation, the meeting to be under
the leadership of Samuel J. Dun-
Ch jasDciate. .editoc. l the
Cicago Dafly News,
Col. Patrick Callahan, southern
business man of Louisville, Ky., will
discuss the moral aspect of thc
liquor question. Col. Callahan is
well-known for his system of em-
ployes profit-sharing in the earn-
ings of the corporation, which has
been a factor in keeping up a high
wage scale during the present eco-
nomic crisis.
Robert E. Corradini, research sec-
retary of the alcohol information
committee of New York City, will
discuss the economic aspect of the
situation. Ben H. Spence, recently
Washington representative of the
Toronto (Canada) Star, will talk
on some alternatives to the Amer-
ican method of handling the liquor
Ten other colleges in the state
will be represented at the parley.
They are Chicago, Northwestern,
Eureka, Bradley, Bradburn, Illinois
Wesleyan, Elmhurst, Mt. Morris,
Milliken, and Monmouth.,
Oliver to Lead Froshl
AgainstClass of '34
Hurling the hatchet back at the
Sophomores, the class of 1935 last
night elected Russel Oliver captain
of the fall games and drew up their
battle plans.
The freshmen decided to meet at
9 D'clock Saturday morning in front
of the Union and to parade, led by
a freshman band, to Ferry Field
where the games will start at 9:30
They were addressed last night
by Prof. A. D. Moore, of the engi-
neering school, Joseph Zias, '33,
Student Councilman, and William
Shephard, '35 president of the
freshman clas.


Associated Press Photo
Col,. James G. Mcllroy, United
States military attache in Japan,
has been authorized to accompany
attaches of Great Britain, France
and Russia on an observation tour
of Manchuria, made at the invita-
tion of the Japanese government.
Long Wins First Round in Court
Fight to Retain His
SHREVEPORT, La., Nov. 18.- (P)
---Huey P. Long, today won the first
legal skirmish in his battle to re-
tain the governorship against the
chalengeof'Dr. 'Paul N. Cyr, his
elected lieutenant-governor.
The Caddo district court ordered
dismissal of Dr. Cyr's ouster suit,
which was directed against Long
on the contention that Long auto-
matically vacated the go4rnor's
chair when he certified his election
to the United States Senate last
spring ..
!'Cyr alleged that Long was al-
ready exercising prerogatives as'
senator and that the state consitu-'
tion prohibits a member of Con-
gress from holding a state office but
Judge T. F. Bell upheld Long's mo-
tion to dismiss on grounds of "noI
cause of action," based upon theI
plea that Long had not yet taken
his seat in the Senate.
Cyr's counsel immediately an-
nounced an appeal to the supreme
court. Long was elected senator last
November, announcing at the time
he intended serving out his guber--
natorial term ending in May, 1932.
Glee Club Will Make
Appearance in Detroit!
The first out-of-town concert of
the season will be given in Detroit
tonight by the Varsity Glee Club
when it makes an appearance at
the banquet given for employees of
the Detroit Edison company.
Special busses will carry the full
organization to the city, leaving
the Union at 4:15 o'clock this after-
noon. ,
Besides the concert tonight the
club will sing for Governor Bruc-
er's program Sunday night in Hill,
auditorium. A program for the
Older Boy's conference on the 28th
has also been arranged.
David M. Mattern, conductor of
the organization, will lead the club
tonight and for the concert on the
28th. Gayle Chaffin, '32SM, presi-
dent of the club, will conduct the
recital Sunday night.
cloudiness Thursday; rain probably
in west portions; Friday rain, cold-
er in west portions in afternoon.

Three House Anti-Prohibitionists-
Ask Fess to Resign as Party Heaa

Rout 50,000 Chinese
in Bitter Fight
in Cold.
Control o Manchuria
Asked of China
by Japan.
TOKYO, Nov. 18.--(P)-Un-
qualified dispatches from Muk-
den said that Tsitsihar and An-
ganchi had been occupied by
the Japanese, but Peiping re-
ported receiving a radio gnes-
sage from Tsitsihar saying both
cities were in the hands of the
A telegram from the front,
received earlier at Mukden, said
t h e Japanese had occupied
Tsitsihar station on the Chin-
ese eastern railway, to the
south of the 'city at that time,
and that the Chinese were be-
ing attacked along the railway.
MUKDEN, Manchuria, Nov. 18,-
(IP)-Japan's crack little army seiz-
ed Tsitsihar tonight after a day of
desperate fighting and sentr e
Mah Chang shan's Chinse trop
fleeing in rout to the north in a
blinding blizzard.
The Japanese conquered an army
ten times their strength. They ad-
vanced more than 18 miles, but in
the d~awn-to-dusk battle they en-
countered the best resistance
Chinese force has put up in recent
Japanese in Russian one.
At the end of the battle - the
greatest engagement since the Man-
churian conflict stiarted 'last Sep-
tember - teJ~e~w~
ao e h&hiese eserRaly
and squarely: hi the zone of , s-
sian influence.
Mah's forces appeared to be so
effectively shattered as to be in-
capable of further resistance. So
Japan seemed assured of maintain-
ing her position in Tsitsihar, the
capital of the northern province of
Today's battle was fought in the
bitter cold. The temperature was as
low as 15 degrees below zero arid
the Japanese advanced against a
gale sweeping from the north out
of Siberia.
4,000 for 50,000 to Flee.
About 4,000 Japanese troops took
part in the action. They turned
Gen. Mah's 40,000 to 50,000 men
into a rable,' fleeing across the
Heilungkiang plains to get away
from an assault carried forward
with all the precision of a modern
military machine.
PARIS, Nov. 18.-(P)-The Jap-
anese spokesman, Kenkichi Yoshi-
zawa, presented to a secret session
of the League Council late today
new demands on China which were
described in some quarters close to
the League as a "policy to convert
Manchuria into a political and eco-
nomic protectorate -of Japan."
This bold step, coupled with mili-
tary developments in Manchuria,
convinced League officials that the
world was face to face with an
impending crisis in which the sur-
vival of the League's machinery for
peace was at stake.

Tours War Zone



On the disarmament question the
three found ready agreement. All
believe a sincere effort must be
made to reduce armament burdens
at the coming general disarmament
Immediately after the morning
conversation, the Minister cabled a
full report to Premier Mussolini.
He and Signora Grandi were lunch-
epn guests of- Secretary Mellon.
State Bulletins
(By Associated Press)
Wednesday, November 18, 1931.
L A N S I N G-Stuart S. Morgan,
freshman at Michigan State col-
lege, fell asleep early Wednesday
morning in the window of his room,
his back was broken when he fell
two stories from the window and
hospital attendants said his recov-
ery is doubtful.
PONTIAC-Judge Parm C. Gil-
bert of Traverse City, was appoint-
ed today to conduct a one-man
grand jury investigation of the re-
cent floggings of three men sus-
pected of communistic sympathies.
The inquiry will open Monday.
L A N S IN G-Governor Brucker,
the attorney-general, and o t h er
state officials left today on a deer
hunting trip to Roscommon.
ST. IGNACE-More deer hunters
are in the upper peninsula this year
than last. Figures of the state fer-
ries 'show that 5,248 automobiles
carried 8,265 passengers into north-
ern Michigan from Nov. 10 to 15,
compared with 5,001 cars and 7,-
680 passengers in the same period
a year ago.
IRONWOOD-Three days of ef-
fort by searching parties number-
ing as high as 40 men have failed
to reveal any trace of Paul L. Mc-
Dowell, Muskegon Heights, w h o

Players Offer 'The Streets of New 'York'
as 'Antidote' for Present Economic Crisis

As an antidote for the present
economic depression, Comedy club
opens tonight at the Mendelssohn
theatre with "The Streets of New
York," an old time melodrama deal-
ing with the panic of 1857. All the
old songs and dances that'"wowed"
Broadway in the pre-skyscrapers
days will be used, Robert Wetzel
of the English department, who is
directing the show said last night.
Weaknessess of human nature
coupled with catastrophic acts of
God. combine in the show to pro-
vide a tragic evening of fraudul-
ant banking deals, economic dis-
tress, unemployment, devastating
fires and murders.
Rosemary Hay, Spec., and Fran-
cis Billee Johnson, '32, play the
feminine leads of Mrs. Fairweather
and Alida Bloodgood respectively,
while Robert C. McDonald, '32,

two air compressing machines. A
dense white smoke will be the re-
sult of the combination of gases,
according to university chemists
who have developed the new pro-
Sets and designment are being
done by Al Handly, '32, and Frank
Harrison, '32.
Other parts in the show will be
taken by Glad Diehl, '33, Maxwell
Pribil, '34, Clarence W. Moore, '32,
J. James Raymond, '32, Robert
Wells, '32, Stanley Donner, '32, and
Helen Haapamaki, '32.
A burlesque of the melodrama by
Dion Boucicault will not be the

Community Fund Workers Start Their Drive
for $63,198 Today; Prof. Nelson in Charge


Days Remain.
Senior Pictures

purpose of the production, accord-
ing to Mr. Wetzel. The play, with
its extravagant overdrawn elegance
which characterized the period, is
funny enough for modern audi-
ences as it is without having it

Three more days remain in
which to purchase senior 'Ensian
pictures, Harry R. Benjamin, '32,
announced. Saturday noon will
be the deadline for which cou-
pons may be bought and the
Michiganensian office will be
open from 2 to 5 o'clock daily

With legitimate welfare needs of
unfortunate Ann A r b o r citizens
greater this year than ever before,
the Community Fund campaign
drive will open this norning.
.The combined needs of the mem-
ber organizations total $63,198, with
the budget "pared to the bone,"
Miss Edith Owen, secretary of the
fund association, said.
A dinner last night at the Mason-
ic temple, attended by more than
500 persons, sent off the 340 cam-
paign workers. Predictions of suc-
cess were made by Prof. J. Raleigh
Nelson of the engineering school,

tures. The distribution will be, Boy
Scouts, $4,850; Dunpar Center, $3,-
150; Family Welfare Bureau, $8,000;
Michigan Children's Aid, $3,080;
Old Ladies' Home, $5,416;. Publidc
Health Nursing Association, $4,173;
Red Cross, $3,000; Salvation Army,
$6,600; Y.M.C.A., $10,920; Y.W.C.-
A., $6,000, and administration, $7,-
All of this relief will be provided
in addition to that given by the
city and county, which are strip-
ping all departments of surplus
funds to give work and assistance
to the neediest families. The drive

Fragments From Detroit Federa
Building to Be Removed
to Ann Arbor.
Fragments of, the old Feder
building, which for many yea
housed the Detroit post office, w
find their final resting place at tb
University, according to Prof. En
Lorch, director of the School of A
Professor Larch stated t ha
wreckers had promised the schc
one of the large stone eagles whic
will be removed from the edge
the roof, and also a portion of o:
of the pillar formations which de
orated the sides of the old buildir
He stated that the University w

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