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Ballroom Decorated in Autumn
Hues With Bronze, Yellow
Many Faculty People Attend
Affair; March Is Led by
Jean Bentley, '33.
By Margaret O'Brien, '33.
(See Story on Page 5)
Bronze and yellow chrysanthe(k
mums furnished a colorful autumn
background for the ninth annual
Panhellenic ball, sponsored by the
Michigan Intersorority association,
which was held last night in the
ballroom of the League building.
More than 300 couples danced to
the music furnished by Gene Aus-
tin and his Victor recording artists,
who came directly from a. run at
the Warwick hotel in Philadelphia.
The band has established a nation-
al reputation as a result of its
weekly broadcasting over the NBC

Michigan students have been attacked throughout the state,
as bad sportsmen; they have been accused of attempting to boy-
cott the iWisconsin game because they are indignant over the
Western Conference charity schedule; they are said to have ex-
pressed contempt for Wisconsin as a vorthy gridiron foe. The
editorial from the Milwaukee Journal, based on misconceptions
of fact though it is, is indicative of the feelings of many other
There is only one way In which Michigan students can
prove to the world that the conditions, which apparently have
been misstated and distorted by the press, are not true. That
way is to attend the game today. And why not? Michigan men
and women have always been good sports. Seldom is the booing.
and hissing of the opposing team, so noticeable at other institu-
tions, found at the Wolverine stadium. Win or lose, Michigan
teams have been backed by a loyal, fair, sportsmanlike student
Today, we shall have to show Wisconsin that we have been
misrepresented to the world. True, the Wisconsin Cardinal is
the only paper to date which has not criticized Michigan for the
supposed boycott of the game. They alone quoted the state-
ments of metropolitan sports writers who are in no small meas-
ure responsible for the ill feeling which seems to attend this
charity contest.
Go to that game today ! It will be a good football game,
besides being for a worthy cause. More than forty boys at both
institutions have sacrificed an extra week to practice in this cold
weather. Are we asking too much of the student body when
we ask them to part with a dollar for charitable purposes,
especially when in this manner they receive more for their
money than the personal satisfaction of knowing they have con-
tributed to an excellent cause?
It is tiue that Michigan students were disappointed at not
being able to meet Northwestern. But that feeling has passed.
Probably the fact that we are near the end of the month will
have more to do with a small attendance than any other factor.-
December checks are not due until next week.
But it's for a worthy cause. Our reputation for sportsman-
ship is perhaps at stake. GO TO THE GAME TODAY!
Betwebn,400and j Yck ng Men Gather-in-Abn Arbor for
< Twenty-Ninth Annual State Conference.


ns Distributed.
ack and white pro-
e form of miniature
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in a very unusual
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doro Nagelvoort, of Detroit.
Chaperones for the affair in-
cluded Dr. Alexander G. Ruthven
and Mrs. Ruthven, Mr. and Mrs.
Leroy V. Cram, Dean John R. Ef-
finger and Mrs. Effinger, Dean J4-
seph A. Bursley and Mrs. Bursley,
Dean Emil V. Lorch and Mrs. Lotch
and Dean Wilbur C. Humphreys
and Mrs. Humphreys..
Ten on Committee.
Others included Miss Alice C.
Lloyd, Dr. Margaret Bell, Prof. 0.
J. Campbell and Mrs. Campbell,
Prof. Roderick D. McKenzfe and
Mrs. McKernzie, Prof. R. D. Hall and
Mrs. Hall, Prof. Philip E. Bursley,
Prof. Harvey C. Emery and Mrs.
Emery, Mrs. Byrl Fox Bacher, Miss
Jeanette Perry, Miss Ethel McCor-
mick, Miss Ellen Stevensdn, arid
Mrs. John Wannamaker.
The committee in charge of ar-
rangements was composed of Jean
Bentley, '33, general chairman,
Mary Barnett, '33, treasurer, Marg-
ret Schermack, '33, chairman of
music, Vinselle Bartlett, '33, chair-
man of tickets, Eleanor Robson, '32,
chairman of decorations, Adele
Ewing, '33, chairman of chaperones,
June Slote, '33, chairman of re-
freshments, Leonore Snyder, '33,
chairman of programs, Agnes Gra-
ham, '32, chairman of publicity, and
Marjorie Elsworth, '32, chair'nan of
it Wasn't Hewitt and Hudson,
But Boys Had a Thrill.
The Older Boys' c onference
brought numerous celebrity hunt-
ers 'to Ann Arbor. Witness this
scrap of conversation heard on
State Street:
"There go Hewitt and Hudson,"
said one lad in an excited high
school soprano..
"Yep, that's them all right," re-
plied the second in equally excited
"Where? Where?," asked a third
who had missed the famous men.
"Look quick. In back of us. I
saw the 'M' on his sweater."
And the three 'older boys' walked
on, blissful in the presence of fame
while the objects of their hero wor-
ship were at the moment on a quiet
sojourn at Barton Hills.

Jean Bentley, '33, chairman of
the ninth annual Panhellenic ball,
led the grand march last night
with Theodore Nagelvoort of De-
troit in the main ballroom of the
League building last night.
Open F'orum on Office of Dean
of Students' to Be Held
Dec. 10-.at Union.
The open forum on "The Office
of the Dean of Students" has been
postponed to 8 o'clock, Thursday
night, Dec. 10. The meeting, which
is the second to be sponsored this
year by the Union, will be held in
the assembly room of the Union.
According to Edward J.Kuhn, re-
cording secretary, the dean of the
-forum is being changed because
Dean Joseph A. Bursley was forced
to go to New York to attend sever-
al important meetings.
Dean Bursley will address stu-
dents at the forum, when he re-
turns, Kuhn stated.
Christian Gauss, dean of stu-
dents at Princeton University, noti-
fied the Union that he would be
unable to be present to conduct the
forum. A promine t dean from a
mid-western University will be se-
cured to take his place, according
to Kuhn.
In a statement to. The Daily,
Kuhn said: "The students have
evinced great interest in the sub-
ject and welcome the opportunity
of hearing Dean Bursley and of ex-
pressing their opinions."
Welfare Drive $10,000
Short of $63,0d Goal
Since the one week intensive
campaign for a $63,198 Community
fund has fallen more than $10,000
short of its goal, the drive will be
continued until the full quota has
been attained, authority announc-
ed yesterday.

By Glenn R. Winters
Addresses by Dr. Edward E. Stein-
er of Grinnell college, Iowa, Dr.
Alexander G. Ruthven, president of
the University, and Dr. Frederick
B. Fisher, pastor of the First Meth-
odist church, featured the opening
programs of the State Older Boys'
Conference which began a three-
day session here yesterday.
Between 1,400 and 1,500 boys
from all parts ; of the state have
gathered as guests of Ann Arbor
homes for the twenty-ninth annual
session of the conference, which isf
to be devoted to study and discus-
sion of the topic, "The Modern Boy
in a Christian World."
Dr. Steiner Speaks.
Dr. Steiner, a well known sociolo-
gist, gave the opening speech of
the conference yesterday afternoon,
recounting some of his experiences
in his line of work.
A concert by the University Sym-
phony orchestra .opened the eve-
ning program at Hill auditorium
after which Dr. Ruthven gave a
short address.
The President reminded the boys
that they would soon be called
upon to fill the places now occupied
by their elders, and like the re-
serves of a football team are often
called upon to do,' would face the
task of extricating the team from
the tight situation into which it's
"fumbles, offside plays, and blocked
kicks' have brought it. "We are not

beaten yet," he said, "but the ball
is far down in our own territory.
Blames Machine Age.
"We have created a machine age
without adapting ourselves to it.
We have built networks of trans-
portatidn and communication be-
tween peoples without working out
the problems of race antagonism.
Our economic structure is in the
midst of a business depression
which holds us powerless.
"Nevertheless"hDr.dRuthven con-
/tinued, "youth should face its task
with courage. Advantages of our
school system give modern youth
better education-better 'coaching'
-for the second team than the
first team ever had, while the in-
creasing store *of knowledge gives
the new team better 'plays', and
better equipment with which to
Four Principles.
Adherence to four principles of
life determine the extent to which
any body can become a hero, Dr.
Fisherdeclared in the second ad-
dress of the evening, the topic of
which was "Motives that Make
The four qualities essential to
the heroic life are the realization
that in life there is meaning,
growth, responsibility, and beauty,
Dr. Fisher said.
"The activedmind, the growing
body, the yearning for comradeship
and achievement sting the drifter
into new action and make him de-
sire to get to some definite port in
life," he said. "The mafi who has
meager wants has meager man-
hood, but with enlarging wants
comes enlarging manhood."
Fields of Responsibility.
Six fields of responsibility men-
tioned by Dr. Fisher as worthy,
among others, of a young man's
efforts are scientific research, the
doing of an original deed or writing
an original production, teaching,
entering religious service, and the
building of better homes.
"Get the championshipf a great
cause-then be willing to give a life
for it," was his advice.
Band Will Spell Out
Hudson in Last Game
The Varsity band will spell out
"Hudson" in their last performance
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Schedules, Depression Are Causes
of Small Crowds at Big Ten Games

Acording to Harvey T. Woodruff,
nationally known columnist of the
Chicago Tribune, who is in Ann
Arbor for the Wisconsin game to-
day, schedule misfortunes and the
depression cause this 'year's falling
off of gate receipts at Big Ten
In speaking of football games'in
general, Mr. Woodruff said, "I re-
call one of my assignments as a
young sports reporter, was to cover
a Michigan - Wisconsin football
game back in the days of Yost's
great point-a-minute team."
"I asked Yost for permission to
watch the secret practice the 'day
before the game and he not only
let me watch the practice but he
invited me to eat with the team at

information which I knew he did
not want printed. That was the
beginning of my long and friendly
associations with the Michigan
football coaches."
In speaking of today's game Mr.
Woodruff expressed the opinion
that Michigan would probably win
by virtue of a line which seems to
function a little more smoothly
than Wisconsin's forward wall.
Mr. Woodruff recalled the first
time he wrote the "Wake of the
News" column for which he is fa-
"I was sports editor at the time
back in 1918 and we had a hard
time finding anyone to write the
column since it had passed from
the efficient hands of Rin Lard- I

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