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The Detroit police are shown arresting a resisting communist. The
arrest was the result of an attempt by the "Reds" to hold a demonstra-
tion in i downtown park, the second riot of its kind/within a week.

Statement of Referendum Plan
Comes During Discussion
by Party Leaders
Early Vote Expected to Assist
Anti-Prohibitionists in ,
Repeal Attempt
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. - (P) -
The persistent prohibition problem
today moved into line with others
waiting for Congressional doors to 1
>pen as a resolution for a Nationa,
referendum on the subject wasz
Prepared by Sen. Bingham, Re-
publican, Conecticut, who has long
thought there was little good in'
the liquor laws, it came just as wets
and drys were having an 'exchange
of statements on the subject.
Drys Scoff at Poll.
The latest of countless wordy
wais over the Eighteenth, Amend-]
ment and Volstead Act was precipi-
tated by an announcement from
the women's organization for Na-
tional prohibition reform that 149
members of Congress favored a
popular vote on the repeal of the
Eighteenth Amendment. tt
In quickly forthcoming rebuttals,
the drys said in effect that the pollt
meant nothing, or if it had signifi-
cance it showed that the Amend-
ment and the Volstead Act were
here to stay. Dry leaders in Con-
gress also showed no concern, and
althoughhtherewas no open com-
ment, their feeling has been for
some time that economic problemsf
at the coming session will keep pro-
hibition out of debate most of thel
Sen. Robinson, the Democratic
leader, said recently that he did
not look, for action .o pr.hibltion.
' Bingham Wants Early Vote.
Bingham and some other Sena-t
tors, as well as a determined groupY
in the House, see the situation
differently. The Connecticut Sera-
tor wants a vote as soon as possible1
and said he would seek one "in
every waypossible under Senate
House wets are hoping that liber-t
alization of their rigid rules will
enable them to get the question up
in such a fashion thatevery mem-
ber will have to commit himself
one way or the other before next
year's election.
Three dry comments today all
called attention to the fact that
the 149 were not enough to sendl
the question to the people.
December Edition
of Gargoyle Will '
Appear Tomorrow
Merry Christmas will be the
theme of the December issue of1
Gargoyle which will appear on cam-
pus Thursday morning. Not only
will new features relating to thej
Xmas spirit be included but old
ones as well.
The cover of the magazine willt
be one of the typical puzzles which
Gargoyle has succeeded in arous--
ng comment with on the campus
Iand according to Thomas M. Cool-
ey. '32, managing editor, ought to
appeal to -the student imagination.
Four colors are used in the cover
More short jokes than have ap-
peared previously will be present'
ed in the issue as well as choice
exchanges from other college hu-
mor publications.
Tom Powers, cartoonist, whose
sketches in Gargoyle have aroused
considerable comment, has drawn
The Revelers, popular radio quartet
which will give a concert Thurs-

day night, for the issue. An ap-
peal to contributors is also includ-
Fans Are Blamed for
Numerous Grid Deaths
NEW YORK, Dec. 1.-(RP)-John
W. Heisman, one of those stalwarts
who pioneered football and has
lived to see it flourish beyond his
fondest hopes, has a ready expla-

Gilmore Calls Gum
Chewing, American
Even the Indians Did Not Use
Essence of Spearmint.
Qum chewing is strictly an Amer-
ican iabit and is by no means a
modern fad, according to Prof.
Melvin R. Gilmore, curator of eth
nologiy, who says that the Indians
started.it all long before Columbus
claimed America for Queen Isabel.
The original inhabitants of North
America didn't use essences of
spearmint, or licorice to flavor their
cud, says Professor Gilmore, but
they obtained their gum straight
from nature. The resins exuded by
pine and spruce trees afforded them
large quantities of chewable sub-
stance which they obtained by
merely breaking it off the trees.
So important did the Indians
find their gum, that it was a com-
mon source of barter, particularly
among tribes dwelling in locations
where no such thing could be ob-
tained, says Professor Gilmore.
Importance of Clothing Found'
in River Is Discredited
by Andres.*
Belief that the discovery of sev-
eral articles of women's clothing
yesterday morning in the Huronl
river might be a clue to some mys-
tery was exploded late last night
whn Sheriff Jacob B. Andres said
he attached no significance to the
find, and that the river would not
be dragged.
Earlier, in the day authorities at-]
tempted to connect the discovery
with the disappearance of Victoria
Niedzweici, 19, missing for the lasti
two weeks from the home of John
F. Dunn, 903 Dewey street, where
she was employed as a maid. Mrs.
Dunn was unable to identify the{
Charles Coob, Ann Arbor trapper,
found the bundle of clothing yes
terday morning in shallow wter
near the end of Huron River drive.
It contained a dress, undergar-
mnents, new shoes, and a powder-
puff and lipstick. The nature and
condition of the articles indicateq
thal# they might have been stolen
and later disposed of by throwing
them into the river.
Rabbi Says Hebrew Religion Has
No Creed But Rather Is
Spiritual Culture.
"Judaism represents Israel's and
the Jew's quest for God and the
God-like life," said Rabbi Heller of
Hillel foundation at the second
Student Christian Association open
forum. "Present D a y Judaism"
formed the subject of Rabbi Hel-
ler's talk.
He explained that his religion is
not simple, and is a whole apart
from the old Testament. Accord-
ing to Rabbi Heller, this complicity
is so great that, "If two Jews get
together, three opinions will arise.'



Major John L.


Heads Sp



at Annual Function;


Kipke, Conklin Speak.

By S. Beach Conger, jr.
Ivan Williamson, '33, of Toledo, Ohio, was named 1932 footb
captain of the Wolveritie squad at the annual football banquet h
at the Union last night. Louis Colombo, .'33, of Detroit, was z
nounced as football manager for the next season.
Climaxing a season marred by only one defeat, which land
Michigan in another tie for the Western Conference championslh
the members of the team were honored by members of the studi
body and coaches, who termed the team "the greatest come-ba
team" in the history of Michigan, and as "having finished strong
at the end of the season than 1
year's squad."
Irish Players Best Nearly 300 guests heard the
nouncements as well as talks'
Coman Yin W orld Major John L. Griffith, comn
9 sioner of the Western Conferer
Hugh Conklin, '32, president of'
Says O. J. Campbell Union, Fielding H. Yost, Direc
of Athletics, and Harry Kipke, h(
Definitely characterizing the Ir- coach. Prof. O. J. Campbell, of
ish players asp the best repertory English department, acted as toa
+vin th wrld Pronf n_ T master.


Compelnyn ew 11.ut u~ , . . . d
Campbell stated in an interview
yesterday that the Abbey Irish
players were outstanding and that
their appearance here was, the
greatest theatrical event to occur
in Ann Arbor within the,/past five
Besides being responsible for the
development of numerous well
known playwrights and actors, the
Abbey theatre of Dublin has done
more than any other single group
in the furtherance of the repertory
idea of production.
Questioned as to whether these
plays scheduled for next week at
the Mendelssohn theatre were pop-
ular or whether they tended to be
"high. brow," Professor Campbell
stated that they were decidedly of
a popular appeal.
Formal Adoption rs Expected to
Follow Action of
M A D R I D, Dec. 1.-(/P)-Spain's
new Republican constitution, up-
setting traditions of centuries and
altering drastically the legal status
of the church, women, divorce, and
education, was approved today by
the National Assembly.-
Formal -adoption as a whole is
,expected Friday.
Next will be the Assembly's elec-
tion of a president for the nation
on Dec. 8, it was officially announc-
ed. The new executive-probably
Niceto Alcala Zamora, former pro-
visional president-will taIse office
the next day.
Then the Assembly will be ready
to work on laws elaborating the
constitution which calls Spain a
"republic of workers of all classes
in a regime of liberty and justice."

Three Factors Blamed.
Three factors were blamed
criticism of intercollegiate att
by Major Griffiths in his sp
"Criticism of football especiall
said, "is sometimes the rest
unintelligent thinking. It is ft
the result of starting with
wrong premise, and consequ
drawing, of course impossible
clusions. We make the troub
generalizing from insufficient
This third factor is one of
greatest faults. Other conch
are wrong because we start
the prejudiced viewpoint.
"We cannot settle all these
letic questions by logic. We
not agree witha man whose
tions have 'been aroused. Foc
is a young man's
game. As we get '
older, we do not
see the game
through the eyes ยง
of the men near-
est and most in- .
timately connect-. $
ed with it. The
man who looks
for bad only in
college athletics
Will find it. Bout

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A number of innovations in cuss
room design have been incorporat-
ed in Hutchins Hall, the law school
class room building now in the pro-
cess" of construction.
boud speaker arrangements are'
being installed in the three prin-
cipal recitation rooms of the build-

professors, however, depends on how
the plan /works out according to
Prof. E. Blythe Stason, faculty
member in charge of the new build-
In order that students may be
heard in the large recitation halls,
acoustic engineers from New York

good than bad. In
the Carnegie Bul- Williamson
letin they were looking only for
bad. They found it.
"We can develop better by an
derly process than by revolutiona
methods. This principle applies
those who criticize college athle
and advance their pet schemes
substitutes after the present s
tern is torn down."
Assistaot Managers Named.
Al Piper, Jack Beal, Richa
White and Ray Fish were nan
as assistant football manage
Robert Muzzy was selected as
Williamson played end on
Varsity all this season and was o
standing in his work against pas
and punts. He played 471 mint
out of :a possible 540 this seas
and scored 14 points. He block
a punt during the Ohio State ga:
falling on it for a touchdown a
thus preventing a shout-out gar
and caught a pass in the India
game, running 25 yards for a tou
Alabama's Former Congressn
Prepares to Fight for
Lost Position.
WASHINGTON, D e c. 1.- (A
Another battle over a, Senate s
-this time between Alabama's f
turesque former senator, J. Thon
Heflin, and John H. Bankhead,
regular Democrat wh o defea
him ;or re-election-is impend
Senate leaders were lining
'their forces today on informat
that Chairman Hastings,, of
elections- sub-committee, char
with hearing the contest, was p

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