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7OL XLII. No. 67




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'wo Michigan Students Named
From Group of Twelve
ward Carries Stipend of $2,000
Per Year For Two Years-;
Third Optional.
Two University of Michigan stu-
nts were selected as Rhodes
cholars to Oxford University by
Ie district committee at a meet-
ig 'Saturday in Chicago. Theyi
ere Samuel Hutchiins Beer, '32, f
u'cyrus, O., and George Cook Til-
y, '33L, of Ann Arbor. The sti-
end of a Rhodes Scholarship is
,000 per year.
The scholarships were two of four
lotted the fourth district, which
nbraces Michigan, Ohio Illinois,
risconsin, Indiana, and Kentucky.
welve candidates had made appli-
The remaining two candidates
re: Burnet M. Davis, of Chicago,
senior in Harvard, and Fred A.
icken, of Albany N. Y., who gxadu-
ted from Oberlin in 193M.
May be for Three Years.
Under the provisions of the
rants, the scholarships may be
eld for three
e a r s. although "



Tornadic Winds, Rainfall Bring
Extensive Property

Galens Members to Start Two-Day
Drive for Crippled Children Today



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Associated Press Photo
Daniel Willard (center), president of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail-,
road, David B. Robertson (left), chairman of the Association of -Rafin
Labor Executives, and Alvanley Johnston, Grand Chief Engineer of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, confered at Chicago after Union
railway employees agreed to discuss a 10 per cent salary cut.

N~orthern Louisiana Also Struck
by Gale; Business Houses,
Homes Destroyed.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Dec. 14.
-(GP)-Tornadic winds and rainfall
that resembled a cloudburst have
caused six deaths, injuries to a
score or more, extensive property
damage, and the inundation of
wide areas in southwestern Arkan-
sas and northern Louisiana.
Camden and ,Waldo, Arkansas,
bore the brunt of windstorms that
struck intermittently in this state
and Louisiana Saturday night and
Sunday. A small girl was killed
under the wreckage lof her home at
Camden,two negroes perishedmnear
Hortman, Louisiana, and three oth-
ers were killed in the vicinity of the
nearby town of Cotton Valley.
Nearly a score were injured in'
the vicinity of Camden, but only
six remained in thel hospital there,
and they-were expe ted to recover.
Two were hurt at *aldo.
Most of the business houses and
a great number of dwellings at
Camden were badly damaged and
few structures escaped the wind's
force at Waldo.
High water remained to some
extent in the stricken areas of Ar-
kansas and Louisiana tonight, but
the rains have ceased and the
floods are subsiding.

An appeal to contribute to the
Christmas happiness of hundreds.
of crippled and bed-ridden hospital
children wil be made today when
Galens, honorary junior society of
the medical school, opens their two-
day tag campaign on the campus.
Thirty members of the organiza-
tion will be stationed on the streets
and campus with tin buckets and
tags. Two thousand dollars was
raised by the drive last year and
since the number of children at the
hospital has almost doubled since
that time, it is hoped that a con-
siderably larger, amount may be
taken in this year.
Already letters have been sent to
all the fraternities and sororities on
the campus with the request that
these organizations contribute on a
pro rata basis. Replies from this
source indicate that the fund will
be subscribed to just as generously
as in previous years, it was stated
by W. S. Perham, '32M, chairman
of the committee in charge of the
Besides providing the crippled

hospital youngsters with a Christ-
mas party and clothing for the
coming winter, the fund supports
a workshop where the long hours
of convelescence may be spent by
the children in useful recreation
which breaks the tiring routine of
hospital life. Much time in the
work shop has been spent recently,
it was learned, by children con-
structing articles to send back to
the homes from which they will be
separated during t h e Christmas
time this year.
Dr. Alexander G. Ruthven praised
the effort of Galens recently with
the statement, "One can scarcely
imagine a more worthy project
than the one the Galens society
adopted. I feel sure that it will this
year receive the same generous
measure of support which has been
given in the past."
Professor O. J. Campbell, of the
English department, said concern-
ing the drivet "Even old ,Scrooge
would loosen his purse strings at
the Galens' appeal for funds to
provide Christmas cheer for the
crippled and bed-ridden children."

Board of Directors Ann
Increased Attendance
Dances and Meetings

Billiard, Ping Poi
Close to

rs. S
n the

,s o ne rU.
Aitefeay college. He is a
of Sigma Nu, Phi Eta Sig-
. Phi Beta Kappa, Tilley,
nore in the Law School, is
er of Psi Upsilon, Sigma
hi, fiational professional
tic fraternity; Phi Eta
Phi Beta Kappa, Sphinx,
higamua. He is the son of
rris P. Tilley, of the Efig-

Winston Churchill Is in Danger
of Developing Pleural
Winston Churchill, noted EnglishI
statesman, who was struck by an1
automobile in New York- Sunday
night, is in danger of developing a
pleural hemorrhage, an Associated
Press dispatch revealed last night.
First information as to the na-
ture of Mr. Churchill's injuries dis-
closed only lacerations ,of the face
and a sprained shoulder. The bul-
letin issued yesterday by his physi-
cian, Dr. Otto C. Pickhardt, at Len-,
ox Hill hospital, stated that the
former chancellor of the exchequer
would be unable to do active work
for several veeks.'
Mr. Churchill is scheduled to ap-
pear in Ann Arbor Jan. 27 on the
-lecture series of the Oratorical As-
sociation. He is to speak on "The
Economic Crisis."
Henry Moser, of the department
of speech, and manager of the Ora-
torical Association, said last night
that he had been notified that Mr.
Churchill would appear here, but
added that there is a possibility the
date might be postponed.
The British statesman, who is
making a tour of principal Ameri-
can cities, is accompanied by Mrs.
Churchill and his daughter, Diane.
NEW YORK, Dec. 14.-(P)-Quite
cheerful in face of the possibility
that he may develop pleural hemor-I
rhages, Winston Churchill ,today
underwent lengthy examination to
determine the extent of injuries he
suffered when struck by a taxicab
last night.
He said he had become confused
and momentarily forgot that in
this country traffic keeps to the
right instead of to the left as in
Worley Will Address
Detroit Civil EngineersI
Prof. John S. Worley, cuiator of
the Transportation library, will ad-
I dress the Detroit branch of the
American Society of Civil Engi-
neers tonight in the Engineers
building in Detroit. He will speak
regarding modern difficulties fac-
ing transportation engineers, the
title of his lecture being "Present-
day Transportation Problems."

Legal Order Reopens
Saline Saving Bank
Re-opened yesterday morning for
the first time since Oct. 24, the
Saline Savings Bank in Saline city
resumed business under order of
Circuit Judge George, W. Sample.
The legal order approved the plans
for re-organization and released
the temporary receiver, Lee Tes- I
Will Present Fifth Choral Union
Program in Auditorium,
The Detroit Symphony orchestra,
fed by Ossip Gabrilowitsch, well-
known pianist antd conductor, will
offer the fifth concert on the Chor-
al Union series at 8:15 o'clock this
evening in Hill auditorium. The
concert tonight will be the first of
the two the organization will pre-
sent, the second being in January
with Dr. Rudolph Siegel, of Ham-
burg, Germany, as guest conductor.
Gabrilowitsch, who recently ap-
peared on the series as a pianist,
is regarded by critics as one of the
outstanding conductors in the field.
Since his inception as conductor of
the Detroit orchestra in -1918, he has
built the organization up toone of
the high ranking institutions in the
United States.
Municipal Court Will.
Be Discussed Tonight



000 Hear

Both Daily Men.
Both students are former mem-
bers of the di-
-orial staff of The
Daily. Tilley, in
his junior year,
z was a night edi-
C nor, and, in his
senior year, "di-
o r i a l director.
Seer was a mem-
her of the staff
Nhen a freshman.
In athletics,
3eer was a mem-
aer of the boxing
-Photo by spe&dngteam. Tilley, in
Tilley his fresh,nian
year, was a nrember of the cross-
country and track teams. He was
also president of his freshman
class, and, as a~ senior, was a mem-
ber of the Student Council.
These selections give the Uni-
versity four Rhodes scholars in
three years. Last year Glen /D'
Gosling, of Grand Rapids, was
chosen. In ,1929, Allan Seagr, of
Adrian, a member of the swimming
team, was selected by the commit-
Dr. Arthur L. Cross, of the history
department, is chairman of the 10-
cal committee which made the re-
commendations to the state com-

Publi'c hearing of the proposed
amentdment to the city charter for
the establishment of a municipal
court will be discussed at the meet-
ing of the Common Council tonight.
The investigating committee, head-
ed by Alderman Walter Feldkamp,
will present its report at the meet-
It is expected that the meeting1
will attract a large crowd who are
interested in seeing the outcome.
The majority of those who signed
the petitions are not against the
amendment but against some of
the provisions suggested by the


Couple Talk
On Travels
By George' A. Stauter
For more than 17 of their 20 years
of married life, Martin and Osa
Johnson, African explorers, have
travelled together to the uncivilized
parts of the world. And for two
hours last night, they told an audi-
ence of more than 2,000 in Hill au-
ditorium of' their experiences in
photographing wild animals and
pygmies during their two-year sh-
fan in equitorial Africa.
But before the slowing of their
picture, "Wonders of the Congo,"
the interviewer had time to discuss
with them their experiences in
"shooting" wild game.
The photographing of wild and
ferocious beasts is not the safest
work in the world; it takes a good
deal of courage as well as infinite
patience. Also it means you must
have faith in-your companion.
"My wife holds the gun," is Mr.
Johns'sphrase for that. "She's
the estshot." He goes right on
cranking the camera while the
shots ring out. "Twice she's drop-
ped elephants at my feet. Several
times she' dropped lions that came
charging t the camera. Any num-1
ber of other times she's saved my
life with her rifle."
Then they went on to tell the
story of pygmy life. In the heart
of the Itura forest, the Johnsons
camped and spent months in win-
ning the confidence of the- wild lit-
tle savages known as pygmies. Af-
ter making them many' gifts of salt,
tobacco, and rice, they finally were
taken in by the tribe and were per-
mitted to live in a village of 500
"They are the most interesting
savages in the world, child-like,
though wild. I like them better
than any savages I have ever seen."
"But what food doyou eat when
you are in the jungles?" the inter-
viewer asked.
"Oh, that's easy to explain," Mrs.
Johnson replied. "You see, there
are 17 varieties of game birds, some
of which weigh 35 pounds apiece.
We also take all our tin provisions
from this country. And, in the
wilds, I can pla-nt gardens and have
radishes, lettuce and beans in a
short time. In fact, we start out
with every luxury."
"Do you like Africa?" a colleague
"I just love it," she replied.
McMichael to Discuss
Lutheranism at Forum

AssociatedPresPhot 1
Seven convicts escaping from the'
f e d e r a l penitentiary at Leaven-l
worth, Kan., abducted Warden T.;
B. White (above). He was -woundedc
and left by the roadside as the
convicts fled.,
Last of Seven Escaped Prisoners
- Captured; Investigation
Continues. ,
LEAVENWORTH, Kansas, Dec. 14.1
--(AP)-A mutinous spirit pervaded
convict ranksk at Leavenworth fed-
eral penitentiary tonight in _the
wake of last Friday's break for lib-
erty by se~en prisoners, the last
one of whom was recaptured late
During the day scores of convicts,
classed as "hard boiled," shouted,
jeered, cursed,, sang, and rattled
the iron grills of cells in which they,
were kept locked after similar dis-
turbances last night which started
with the strike of a boiler room
In the face of the threatening at-
titude of the unruly group of pris-
oners, all prison guards were placed
en duty, reinforcing details at gates,
strategic points, and even patroll-
ing the priso . yards where fire-
arms are rarely taken.
Sanford Bates, director of feder-
al prisoners, w h o arrived from
Washington today, said f e e 1 i n g
among the convicts probably would
continue tense throughout the in-
vestigation of the prison break and
the abduction and wounding of
Warden T. B. White, which he
started today with his assistant, A.
H. MacCormick.
Earl Thayer, 55 year old Oklaho-
ma mail train bandit, the last of
the seven prisoners whose sensa-
tional escape precipitated the pris-
on disturbances, was driven into
the hands of captors today by hun-
ger and exhaustion. Appearing at
the home of J. S. Masterson, 64, at
the outskirts of Leavenworth, he
handed over his rifle, seeking to
trade it for food. He was detained
by Masterson and Roy Daugherty

Survey Shows Common Senti-
ment of Fraternities Opposes
Delayed Pledging.
Deferred rushing received a seri-
ous set-back yesterday when it was
learned that the prevailing senti-
ment among the undergraduate
fraternities was distinctly against
the present system of delaying the
pledging of freshmen until the sec-
ond semester. A three to one ma-
jority was revealed condemning the
present system which was termed
"lousy" by members of several dis-
satified groups.
A telephone survey of 'all the
undergraduate fraternities 'showed
twelve houses satisfied with the
present plan, thirty-two unfavor-
able to the present plan, and seven
houses undecided or reserving their
judgement. Most of the rushing
chairmen questioned answered de-
visively one way or the other when
the subject was brought up.
The most prevalent obj ectibn to
the plan, the fact that the whole
rushing process was being dragged
out to too great a length, can be
summed up by the statement of one
member who said, "It sure is a
'gripe' to have rushing string out
fog the whole semester."
Deferred rushing was instituted
last year by the senate committee
in an effort to give the freshmen
a better opportunity to choose wise-
ly the house for which they seem
best suited. Also it was planned
with a view to doing away with
t"hot-boxing" and other forms of
high pressure rushing.
Many Undecided.
Many houses that were undecidec
voiced the opinion that the system,
had decided merit if it could be
enforced but that as the rules were
being violated they considered the
plan impracitical and fence un-
The only concrete advantage of
deferred rushing as voiced by the
houses was that the fraternities and
the first year men had a better
opportunity to look each other over
The fact that the lack of freshmer
was severely crippling many house.
financially was mentioned a num-
ber of times.
An important aspect of the prob-
lem was brought up by two house,
who stated that they feared the
new plan was playing into the
hands of the freshmen who seemed
now almost able to dictate terms tc
the houses. One rushing chairmar
said the first year men were "get
ting cockier than the dickens thik
year. ,
Shower Regulators for Union
Finally to Be Bought.t
The Union has decided to help
keep the campus clean. During the

Reports showing that the
is having the most successf
of its history have been m
the board of- directors of t
ganization, who have anr
that the attendance'at dan
class meetings was far abo
of any other year.
To date there have bee
couples at the regular danc
semester. This is 1,580 aheac
number attending previous
same date last year. The t4
last year was far above that
other year. The fact that th
been a capacity crowd preser
week-end everting may be
attributed to the new lighti
vice ,that wereinstalled ti
it was said.
Big Tournament.
The enrollment in the poc
liard, and ping pong tourn
which have just been coa
came close to a record, it
ported at the meeting, . a
three-rail and straight billia
will begin soon. Registrati
also started for a freshman
m o r e basketball tournai
which the intramural dept
will cooperate by giving mE
the winners.
The upperclass advisory s:
said to be working as well
be expected considering ti
flict with the Interfraterni
cil ad the-act that it-
tried for the first time.
blanks have been -issued 'to
visors and will be issued aga
Gallery Completed.
The gallery of pictures o
dents of the University, in
President Alexander G. R9
was completed last lveek anc
n the corridor leading to I
ng room. Under each pict
brief history 'of the life of t
w r i t t e n on Japanese par
The plans for the museum
jects pertaining to the U.
shave been completed and
are already being donated
It was decided that a nu
student-faculty smokers,
mote friendship between 1
dergraduates and the insi
would be held. Plans were .
cussed , f o r- an , alumni
which will be held on son
ball week-end next fall. Bc
students and alumni may
' The date for the annua
homecoming will be May 7
3. A committee is arrang
program for the returnin
Literary College Resolu
Be Considered at Spi
Meeting Today.

Leading Pacifist Who Speaks Today'
Has Background of Wide Experience

Claim Pistrict, State, National
Elections Will Go to
Their Party.
Democratic leaders of the Second
Michigan district predicted victory
for their party in the district, state
and national election, at a meet-
ing here Saturday afternoon. Hora-
tio Abbott of Ann Arbor, member
of the Democratic national com-
mVitIte_ sid1 that. it "wads1-tobad

Under the auspices of the Stu-
dent Christian Association, Paul T.
Harris of. the Institute of Interna-
tional Affairs will speak on the
subject, "Is There a New Patriot-
ism?" at 4:15 this afternoon in the
Natural Science auditoruim.
During his long career, Mr. Harris
has preached in the Kentucky hills,
has been Y.M.C.A. secretary, Boy
Scout executive, a member of the
National Council for the Preven-
tion of War, Lecturer, League of
Nations attendant, and newspaper
Mr. Harris is a Kentuckian. He
was born in Louisville, and attended
school there, later taking work in

The University Council,a
vial meeting to be held th
noon, will consider the
College faculty resolution
to the questionnaire sent of
idministration requesting
;o report the number of ho
n preparation of classes
,ures and other items re
'he use of faculty time di
school year.
Consideration of the r
was to have been made y
Instead, a special meeting
cussion of this one ques
decided upon for today.
At its session yesterday,1t
cil heard reports of an infl
character. Among the rep
those of the Board in C
Athletics and the Senate
tee on Student Affairs. On
items of minor importai
transmitted to the coun
than the reports, Prof.:
Hopkins,secretary, said la
The Literary College r



Christmas vacation self regulators
will be placed on all of the shower
baths in the locker room.
The way for the regulators, Hugh
R. Conklin, Unionpresident, admit-
ted yesterday, was pavedr by open

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