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VOL. XLII. No. 48



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Awards Will Be Given;
Fraternities Plan
Light Effects.
Judges Will Make Two
Reviewing Tours
of Campus.
Decoration of. fraternity houses
promised to be the most elaborate
in years last night, as plans for
the annual fall Homecoming were
well under way.
Many of the houses are particu-
larly going in for lighting 'effects.
As a result of this, the decora-,
tions\will be judged both in the
day time and at night by the con-j
test committee. The committee will
pick the three best houses.
Awards for the winning house
will be $25 in cash from the Super-
ior Ice Cream Company and a silver
cup from Goldman's. The house re-
ceiving the second choice will also
receive a cup from Goldman's. The
fraternity getting third place will
receive hpnorable mention.
The judges will make a tour of
the campus at 11 o'clock this morn-
ing and also at 8 o'clock tonight.
The judge┬ž will be, Prof. James
K. Pollock, Prof. Walter J. Gores,
and Mr. Ross Bittinger. -
Plans for Homecoming have been]
under the supervision of James D.,
North, '32, and Joseph F. Zias, '33,1






Will Baitle
Autumn Contests


Freshmen and sophomores will
meet this morning to decide the
underclass supremacy in the an-
nual fall games, a feature of Home-
The games are scheduled for 9:30
o'clock. The freshmen will meet at
9 o'clock in front of the inion and
the sophomores at the same time
in front of. Waterman Gymnasium.
They will march down to Ferry
Field led by their class bands.
The freshmen will take the west
side of the field, facing the sopho-
mores on the east. Spectators will
stand on the north and south sides
of the field.
The first event on the program
of the games is a pillow fight. Five
picked men from each class will
mount special horses and attempt
to dislodge their opponents. Drop-
ping the pillow or grabbing the
horse with the hands shall consti-
tute a fall. The time limit for this
event is five minutes and the class
winning the majority of the duels
will receive one point..
The second event is the cane
spree. In this, an attempt is made
to wrest the cane from the oppon-
ents. There will be nine men chos-
en from each class and the winner
will also receiye one point.
The flag rush is the closing event
of the games. Two poles have been
erected and on each will be placed
a ribbon. They will be defended by
the freshmen who will attempt to
prevent their rivals from climbing
the -poles. There will be two ten
minute periods with a recess of
five minutes in between.
The winner of this will receive
three points. Therefore, the class
winning the flag rush is certain to
win the games.
The class of 1934 last year divid-
ed their games. They lost ,the fall
games but came back to win the
spring ones.

* - Assoc atedPressPhoto
Sir Maurice Jenks, London's new
Iord mayor is shown in his' official
garb on the occasion of his installa-
State-Wide Sale of Charity Game
Pasteboards Established by
Governor's Committee.
Distribution of tickets for the'
Michigan-Wisconsin charity game
has been arranged in 20. cities by
the Eastern Michigan Motorbus Co.,
and in 22 cities .by the Michigan
Central railroad line, it was made
known by "ielding H. Yost of the
State Welfare Athletic Committee
at their special meeting in the
Union last night.
Chairman A. G. Thompson ar-
ranged for special promotion of the
State;wide ticket,sale through local
service clubs. Special sub-commit-
tee's were formed to investigate the
possibilities 'of- charity contests in
basketball, hockey, indoor track,
and boxing and wrestling.
The Marquette, Georgetown, and,
Omaha Universities have asked
Michigan State' college for post-
season games. These offers are
being considered but'no action will
be taken until the outcome of to-
day's Spartan - Detroit game has
been decided. Although the Spar-
tans are willing to play, they are
not anxious to schedule a game
afte'r Nov. 28. They would not be
allowed to play in this state on that
date as it would conflict with the
Michigan-,Wisconsin game.
The committee passed a resolu-
tion urging the people of Michigan
to back the Charity game. Coach
Yost made a special point of this
policy as he said that the success
of this game, from a charity point
of view, depends entirely upon out-
state interest.
Each high school team and each
college team have been instructed
to schedule one basketball game for
charity this winter. All proceeds of
these games will be turned over to
community organizations to satis-
fy local needs.

To Attend Michigan, Minnesota
Football Game as Guests of
Fielding H. Yost.
Foreign Correspondent Speaks
at Dinner Held Last
Night at Union.
The University of Michigan Press
Club, in session here, will wind up
its three-day meeting today, with
'addresses and a business meeting
on the agenda for the fourth andt
final session this morning in the
Opening at'9 o'clock, Harold Ti-
tus, state conservation commis-
sioner, will speak on "Fire! Fire!
Fire!". He will be followed by Ar-
thur G. Hays, of New York City,
who will speak on "Let Freedom:
Ring." Curt Bradner will tell of
"Etherizing'the News," while 'The
Editor's Complaint" will be told to
more than 200 state editors by
Schuyler Marshall.
Preceding a luncheon, the dele-
gates will hold their annual 1psi-
ness meeting. In the afternoon, t1Te
members of the Press Club will be
guests of the Director of Athletics,
Fielding H. Yost and the Athletic
Association at the Michigan-Minne-
sota football game.
Discuss Foreign News.
At the dinner last night, Junius
B. .Wood, foreign correspondent of
the Chicago Daily News, and Paul
Hutchinson, managing editor of
"The Christian Century," addressed
the delegates on problems pertinent
to foreign news.
In his address ,on "Soviet Russia'
Tells the World," Mr. Wood, a grad-
uate of the University in the classj
of '00, and whose home is in Hol-
land, Mich., said that the industrial
program in Russia-the Five-Year
Plan-is the critical situation' in
that country.
"The idea is to build up an in-
dustrial nation of their own," he
said, "so they can supply them-
selves as much as possible without
importing in any great amount.
Since their credit is small, they'
must export what they can, most of
which is foodstuffs. As a result,
they are straining and rationing
Soviet Program Explained.
As to the economic effects, Mr.'
Wood said, the Soviet Union will1
carry its program through to some
effect. They will never become in-
dependent, he said, since other
nations have too great a start eco-
nomically, socially, politically, and
Mr. Hutcpison, in discussing the
intelligibility of foreign news, de-
clared that, if newspapers in the
future are to hold the interests of
their readers in foreign news, they
must provide, along with "spot"
news, an interpretative background.
Anne Campbell, Michigan poet,
whose readings are syndicated by
the Associated Press, gave several
readings. Editors of newspapers
were also honored at the diiner as
to years of service.

Campus Vote Picks
Don Bestor 's Rana
to Play for Prom
Although the name of DonaBes-
tor's orchestra did not appear on
the all-campus ballot placed be-
fore students planning to attend
the Soph Prom December 11, a to-
tal of 130 voted for that organiza-
tion yesterday in preference to
those listed, giving him a sufficient
plurality to warrant placing him
undercontract for the dance im-
mediately, it was announced last
The orchestras listed on the bal-
lot, chosen as representative of
those available, were Husk'Hares,
F l e t c h e r Henderson's, Del Del-
bri'dge's, and McKinney's Cotton
Pickers, and were selected, accord-
ing to Bob Moreland, '34, chairman
of the orchestra committee, after
more than a dozen organizations
were considered.
The' Bestor orchestra, now play-
ing at the Hotel Schroeder in Mil-
waukee, will resume its engage-
ment at the William Penn in Pitts-
burgh after the prom.
Tickets will be placed on sale
early next week, it was announced,
and will be distributed throughout
the campus from booths and by
private sale. Selection of favors
has not yet been definitely decided.
Walls of Building Move Several
Inches From Force.of Blast
at Maurice Johnson Home.
An explosion of a hot water tank
in the heating system of the house
at 709 Church street yesterday
morning was responsible for serious
damage to the, basement and first
floor of the building and broken
windows in the adjacent house.
Virgil L. Tower, who was sitting
near the window, narrowly escap-
ed serious injury. Mr. Maurice
Johnson, owner of the house, was.
not able to estimate the loss.
Walls of the building were moved
several inches on the foundations
from the violence of the blast, and
debris was scattered throughout
the basement, while kitchen fur-
nishings in the first apartment
above were thrown in confusion on
the floor.
The cause of the explosion, while
uncertain, was believed to be over-
heating of the boiler. The water
passed the boiling point and gen-
erated a pressure of steam which
became greater than the tank was
able to withstand.
Prof. Yost Not Much Interest-
ed in Tribulations of Jug.
Considerable interest and not a
little excitement were aroused .in
Ann Arbor yesterday when it be-
came -generally known the Little
Brown Jug had returned from its
wanderings abroad.
Fielding H. Yost, director of ath-
letics, was not among those who
registered surprise, excitement, or
any other emotion of any descrip-
tion over the affair. As matter of
fact, Mr. Yost's attitude might be
described as mild boredom. He
hadn't even taken a look at the
alleged. Jug.
Reporters s o u g h t information
yesterday as to whether or not the
"Old Man" had identified the tro-

phy; he hadn't. Philip C. Pack, di-
rector of publicity for the athletic
association, hinted broadly t h a t
Professor Yost was too busy read-
ing clippings about the still-born
Wildcat-Wolverine game to bother.
The jug story. did arouse inter-
est. But if someone can only dig
Iup a yarn to the effect that' a

Victor R. Pattengill Describes
Michigan Spirit of Twenty
Years Ago.
By Frank Gilbreth.
A riot broke out at the Minnes-
ota pep meeting last night in Hill
auditorium when four hundred an-
gry freshmen charged a group of
less than 75 sophomores.. .
The sophomores marched into
the auditorium a few minutes af-
ter the freshmen ha~i taken their
seats and displayed a banner say-
ing "DEATH TO 1935" a Black Fri-
day threat.
The freshmen rushed at t h e
sophomores, and after a warm
struggle away from them. Fighting
struggle took the banner away from
.them Fighting continued until the
band started to play and the .Stu-
dent Council pacified the fresh.
The main speaker at the rally
was Victor R. Pattengill, '10, of
Lansing, former varsity end, half-~
back, and president of the M club.
He described Michigan f o o t b all
games and spirit of twenty years
Oosterbaan Speaks.
Coach Benny Oosterbaan, James
J. Otis, '1 and Edward J. McCor-
mick, '32, 4so spoke.
The varsity band and the varsity
cheerleaers were .at the pep meet-
ing and assisted in the songs and
cheering. Hill auditorium was al-
most entirely full.
Sophomores, evidently fearing
another attack from the freshmen
left the rally a few minutes before
its close. The freshmen started to
follow them but were told to stay
by their leader, Russ Oliver.
They had formed at the corner
of Monroe and Tappan streets and
had marched to the auditorium
shouting "to hell with '34."
Oliver Leads Freshmen.
Oliver was carried on the should-
ers of his class mates for most of
the way and led the cheers from.
this position.
Although the frosh made a dili-
gent search for the sophomores af-
ter the "meeting was over, they
could not find them. They did suc-
ceed, however, in catching one 'of
their enemies on State Street, in
front of the Parrot. They removed
his trousers and took a flashlight
-picture of him, before letting him
Oliver stated last night that he
would not lead the class' on to any
acts of violence or attempt to rush
any of the local theatres.
Sophomore Steals Pot
Despite Class Defeat
One sophomore evened his score
against the class of 1935 last night,
even though his classmates, many
times out-numbered, got one of the
worst beatings in recent "Black
Friday" history.
As th6 cheering melee swung past
him, 99 per cent adorned with the
little gray symibols of inexperience,
he selected a victim, snatched the
yellow-buttoned pot from his4head
and was off in the crowd.
The headgear hangs in an honor-
ed place in the sophomore's room
today, where he says it replaces one
stolen from him by a husky mem-
ber of '33 a year ago last night.


As scientists discover more, they
will find more left to be discovered,
Dr. Lawrence A. Hawkins, of the.
General Electric research labora-
tories, said yesterday before an
open meeting of the University
Press Club at the Union. Science is
advancing' more rapidly than ever
before in the world, and even scien-
tists have difficulty in keeping up
with it, he said.
In the last thirty years our fund-
amental conceptions of physics
I,, , _-a_ _

We are sure that theoretical ad-
vances wil always find practical ap-
plications. During the experimental
work with short radio waves, it was
discovered that these caused an
artificial fever in the body. This
has proved valuable in the treat-
ment of disease. Thus, in the elec-
tron tube we have a versatile wea-
pon against disease.
Dr. E. W. F. Alexanderson, also
of the General Electric Company,I
.showed a motionnninrtm m i]]+_ ~t

Practically every college in the knowledge
country has subsidized athletes, de- some case
lares Dean Christian Gauss of of the atl
Princeton in an article in the De- If cases
cember issue of Scribner's entitled code are
"Our Professional Football Ama- committee
teurs." He does not even exempt themselve
those institutions which escaped thing is u
the censure of the Carnegie Found- In a recer
ation bulletin last year. leges, cor
Although colleges have codes of Smith of
anmaterism in uhich the sihidiz- it ua fa

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