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Action Taken to Eliminate Any
Politics or Prejudice
From Elections.
71Committees Appointed to Advise
Freshmen Officers and
to Plan Smoker.
Believing that politics and the
whims of the head varsity cheer-
leader influence the selection of
the cheerleader . captaik for the
coming year, the student council
last night voted to petition the
group of managers to allow them
to have a vote on the selection in
the future.
The cheerleader captain has in1
the past been elected by a/ commit-
tee consisting of the managers and
captains of the four major sports.
and the retiring head ceerleader.
In the past, it was stated at the
council meeting, the retiring cheer-
leader\ has often influenced the
other members of the committee to
-vote as he advised.
Two to Represent Cduncil.
It was charged that the captains'
and managers often took little in-
terest in the election, sometimes
falling to appear at the meeting..
Captains,, moreover, frequently do
not know the merits of the men
that lead the cheers because they
.themselves are playing at the time
oft the cheering.
The motion passed by the coun-
cil provided for two men to be ap-
pointed by Edward J. McCormick,
'32, president, to have one vote on.
the electing committee.'
Frolic Will Be March 11.
The council decided that the date
for the Frosh Frolic would be on
March 11. Tickets, as was the case
of those for the Soph Prom and
the J-Hop, are to be reduced in
price. Joseph A. Bursley, dean of
students, has turned cver the work
of advising the Frolic committee to
the council, it was announced. John
Denler, '32, Richard Norris, '33, and
oseph Zias,'33, will serve as the
advisors , ',r
The time of the freshman smoker
was postponed:until 8.o'clock, Wed-
nesday, Jan. 20. It will be held in
the assembly room of the Union.
Howard Gould, '32, Joseph Zias,
'33, and Allison Mitchell, '32E, will
serve on the committee which will
supervise this.
James North, -"32, and Louis.
Colombo, -'33, were appointed to
fomulate a program on the policy
and constitution of the council.


Faculty Discussion of Honor System
at Union Tonight Arouses Comment

Impending discussion of the hon-
or system by members of the liter-
ary and engineering college facul-
ties at the open meeting of Sigma
Rho Tau at 7:30 p. m. tonight at
the Union has aroused much com-
ment upon the campus. '
Persons long associated with the
University recall the stir created
five years ago when there was a
movement on foot to establish the
honor system in the literary collegel
At the present time engineering
s t u de n t s, especially members of
Sigma Rho Tau, are firmly convinb-
ed of the worth of the system and
have advanced it as a substitute for
the proctor system now in use in
the literary school.
Dean John H. Effinger of the lit-
erary school has'reaffirmed his pre-
vious statement which said, in re-
gard to the adoption of *he system,
"It has to be started and run by the
students themselves or it is not
Latest Gargoyle,
on Campus Today
Satirizes Faculty
By Herbie.

Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nation-
alist leader, who was sent back to
jail when he prepared to renew his'
civil disobedience campaign.

Government O u t I a w s Many Have you ever heard the story
about ,Professor ?
Nationalist Organizations . If you haven't it is very probably
in Sweeping Decrees. in the January issue of the Gar-
goyle which will make its appear-
BOMBAY, Jan. 7. - (P) -India ance on'the campus today. At any
was in what amounted to a state rate, there are a lot of stories
of siege today as the British gov- about the faculty.
,t"These things are really all in
ernment's extraordinary summary fun," Gargoyle says but continues,
measures, dealing with every phase "we should love to present each one
of Nationalist activity, became im- of the professors with a lovely rosy
perative. pple-right down his dirty neck."
New and sweeping special decrees It is in this issue also that there
outlawed 500 Nationalist organiza- is published what Gargoyle claims
In a special meeting called last is the first authentic- picture of a
night for the purpose of adopt- draft of the President's report. This
ing a definite attitude on the is coupled with the demand, All
present conditions in India, the Right, Ar. Treasurer, Produce That
Hindustan club of the University Live Stock," in an article under the,
unanimously passed six resoluh title, "Your Money-Where Is It?
tions condemning the British The figures upon which this selec-
government fdr arresting and tion is based are taken directly
imprisoning without trial the na- from the' President's report of the
tional leaders of India. University for 1929-30.
The club also heartily con- An exclusive statement to the
demned the suppressive) meas- Gargoyle from Grantland Rice, not-.
ures of the Viceroy which he has ed sports writer and selector of. the
used -especially in the police All-American eleven, explains the
powers, and went on record to 'reasons for Maynard Morrison's se-
favor the complete independence lection as center on this year's
of India recognizing the All-In- team.
dia National Congress Working The choice of the 1931 Mythical
committee as the present gov- All-Faculty Banqueting Team is also
ernment of the nation. announced in the issue under the
Besides t h e aforementioned title, "Michigan Gushers Win." Four
resolution, the members deny well-known members of the Michi-
that any British officer has the gan faculty are found to have been
power to speak, for the people included in the winners.
of India and finally issued an in- Dr. George A. May, diminutive'
a vitation to the world to condemn trainer of freshmen, is the subject
the actions of British govern- of this month's "Enocomia." "Per-
ment and authorized that the haps we shouldn't be quite so severe
press be furnished copies of the on the Doctor," Gargoyle says but
six resolutions. gives a number of interesting de-
The )Hindustan club of the tails of his existence.
University is one of the largest The issue is completed by a num-
groups of Indian students in the ber of minor articles with the reg-
United States and has more than lar "Campus Talk" section and the
once gone on record in opposing exchanges.
the British Government. -

likely to work ,at all. There must
also be such a moral sense- among
a majority of the students concern-
ed, that they would be unwilling
to tolerate dishoniesty once it was
Dean Emeritus,'Mortimer E. Coo-
ley of the engineering school said
yesterday, "I have no occasion
whatever to change my views on
the honor system. While of course
it is not perfect, it has in my opin-
ion done much to elevate the
standards of manhood in the col-
lege of engineering. After fifteen
years' trial I would not see it
Assistant Dean Alfred H. Lovell
of the college of engineering is
highly in favor of the honor sys-
tem. "In all my15 year's teaching
experience under the honr sys-
tein," says Dean Lovell, "I have not
had a single case of dishonesty in
my courses.
"The system certainly develops
character. We could never go back
to the proctor system in our col-
The open meeting tonight will
bring out the opinions of Professor
Robert C. Angell of the sociology
department regarding a change
from the proctor system in his
school; of Prof. A. D. Moore of the
engineering college, who will defend
the honor system, and of Dean
Joseph A. Bursley, who in speaking
of "Standards of Student Conduct"
will touch upon the honor system.
Sigma Rho Tu has issued spe-
cial invitations to the open discus-
sion to Adelphi, forensic society of
the literary school, and to-members
of the honor committee of the en-
gineering school.
Arrangements have been made
for the Univesrity Glee club to sing
a few songs at the opening of the
Prof. Slusser Calls Group the
Largest Ever to Sh&w
From Am. Arbor..
University and Ann Arbor artists
play a most important part in the
annual exhibition for Michigan art-
ists being held this week in Detroit,
it was revealed last night in -an in-
terview with Prof. Jean Paul Slus-
ser, of the architectural college and
one of the exhibitors in the event.
Members of the faculty, students
and Ann Arbor residents have work
in the exhibition. Besides Professor
Slusser, Earnest Harrison Barnes,
Prof. Myron B. Chapin, Prof. A. M.
Valerio, and Fred H. Aldrich] Jr., of
the College of Architecture, along
with Prof. Avard Fairbanks and
Carleton W. Angell are the faculty
members repesented.
Local residents include Dr. War-
ren P. Lompbard, Mrs. Everett1
Brown, Miss Mina Winslow, Mrs.
John Bradfield, Mrs. Ross Bittinger,
John J. Clarkson, John Koch, Mrs.
Hobart Coffey, and Harry R. Gam-
ble and Leon A. Makielski both for-
merly of the Architectural college.
iAmong students and frmer stu-
dents who are exhibiting are Ruth
Abrams, Dan Buell, John Alexander
Marshall, Ruth Cooper, Herbert P.
Watts, Louis Redstone, Thomas H.
Reed, Jr., and James House, Jr.
This is the largest group of local
artists ever to show in Detroit, and
although no prizes were won by
Ann Arbor residents, Professor
Slusser explained that there was
still quite an honor connected with
being represented in the exhibit
since only about 300 out of more
than 1000 work submitted were ac-
"The Ann Arbor group is becom-
ing larger each year and is begin-

ning to have some significance,'
particularly- in water color work,"
stated Professor Slusser.
The exhibit is on display at the
Detroit Institute of Arts and will
be open to the public until Janu-
ary 31-
Fisher Will Lead Dry
Meeting Here Today
A luncheon meeting of dry lead-
ers of Washtenaw county, led by
Dr. Frederick B. Fisher of the First
Methodist church and Dr. M. S.,
Pittman of the Michigan State Nor-
mal college of Ypsilanti will take
place this afternoon at the Michi-
gan league, at which plans for a
rally of dry forces in the county in
support of the Eighteenth amend-
ment will be mtde.
A mass meeting of interested stu-

Registration Opens
for Bridge Tourney
Proponents of the comparative
merits of the Lenz, Culbertson, and
Official contract bridge systems will
have an opportunity to try their
skill in the annual Union bridge
tournament. \Registration of teams
will commence today at the main
desk in the lobby.
In former years, the Union has
always sponsored an auction elim-
ination contest. This year, believ-
ing that there is more interest in
contract on the campus, they have
decided to change to the newer and
more popular game.
It is possible that an auction
tournament, for those who still
prefer this game, will also be spon-
sored if enough requests are made.
The number of rubbers to be
played by each pair of contestants
has not as yet been decided. The
match will be based on elimination
and, as is customary, the Winning
team and the runners up will re-
ceive cups P G

Donations of Honored
r' Philanthropist
Were Huge.
. Children to Continue
Charities Begun
....by Father.


Senator Scores Bill,

Makes Re-considerati'n
Claims Plan Favors the Banking
InstitutionsOver Farm,
Indtstrial Groups.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.-(/P)-A
dominant senate majority ready for
swift passage of the $2,000,000,000
Reconstruction Finance Corp. was
balked today by the objection of
one Republican Independent.
This major measure of President
Hoover's emergency relief program
was laid before the chamber inmre-
drafted form by the banking com-
mittee and promptly' picked up
both Democratic and Republican
support. .;
Blocked by Sen. Blaine.
Sen. Blaine, of Wisconsin, abrupt-
ly ended an attempt to give it im-
mediate consideration. He protest-
ed against "rushing." Under Senate1
rules, his objection made it neces-
sary that the measure be deferred
until tomorrow. Walcott, Republi-
dani of Connecticut, who is in
charge of the legislation, will call
it up then. Early action is in
Refusing t.o yield to importuni-'
tiss from both sides of the House,
Blame declined to withdraw his ob-
jection. He asserted the bill is de
signed "to help the banks which
are responsible for the depression,
and to bolster up the stock mar-
Attacks Banking Interests.
In addition, he critized Presi-
dent Hoover forhnot calling a spe-
cial session of Congress to enact
relief legislation.
"There is not a mouthful of. food
or a job in this ball," he asserted.
"All it does is come to the support
of 500 or so banking institutions
which have exploited the public
through stocks and bonds."
The Wisconsin senator predicted
a worse plight for the country's
financial institutions unless relief
is. given industry and agriculture.
Sen. Glass, Democrat, Virginia,
arose to ask if the corporation
should avert the failure of any in-
dustries or banks, thereby protect-,
ing the depositors "wouldn't that!
put bread in the mouths of the de-
positors and keep men at work."

Julius Rosenwald, wealthy&hica-
go philanthropist and director of
the board of Sears Roebuck, wlo
succumbed to a I long illness last
night, is shown here as he looked
several years ago before he was
affected by, the fatal illness which
incapacitated him so long.
Attention Called by Prof. Brown
to Sumtnaries for Participants
in Times Contest. ,
The attention of students intend-
ing to participate in the New Yorl
Times current\event contest to b'
held either March 1 or 2 is caller'
by Prof. Everett S. Brown, of thC
Political Science department, to th(
excellent opportunities for thor-
ough review of events occurrig
during tne nast year affdrded b;
summaries published in January:
issues of leading newspapers, in-
cluding especially the New York
A first prize of $150;, second prize
of $75, for freshmen and sopho
mores only; and a third prize o
$25 will be awarded students of th,
University of Michigan. The bes
paper submitted here will be for-
warded to New York for competi-
tion in the intercollegiate contest'
of which the first prize will be 500-
Any one not having completed our
years college work is eligible.'
Twenty colleges. are this yea-
competing in the contest, whict
was conducted for the first time it
1926. The University of Michigan
has participated each year. Rolanc
Goodman, '32, was the winner o
the first prize in the last contest.
A list of itypical questions ant
their answers for the month of De6
cember is printed on pa ge four o.
today's Daily.
Invitations to freshman for
datesduring the.intensive rush-
ing period may not be issued
prior to the publication of the
freshman eligibility lists about
two weeks after the opening of
'the second semester. Any such
dates already issued are null and
void and their issuance is a
direct infraction of the regula-
tion of the Interfraternity coun-
cil concerning deferred rushing.

CHICAGO, Jan. 6-(P)-Julius
Rosenwald, numbered among the
greatest philanthropists of -Il1
time, died today. The ravages of
arteriosclerosis and kidney ail-
ments, that had .kept him bedfast
for months, overcome his vweak-
ened heart and he succumbed in
his sleep. He would have been 70
years old next August.
The fortune foundled on the
growth of Sears,:Roebuck & Co.,
of which he was chairman at hi
hleath, Mr. V o s e n w a 1 d pitted'
against racial and religious intol-
erance, ignorance 'nd poverty and
his benefactions t humanity total-
ed more than $40,000,000.
Personal Gifts Huge.
His personal contribution, so far
as they could be tabulated from in-
complete records since the begin-
ning of the century, reached $21,-
568,A0. In addition he had created
t lfe Rosenwald Foundation' through
'an endowment of 200,000 shares of
Sears, Roebuck stock worth $20,000,-
700 at the time of the gift.
Public men, merchants, employes,
aumanitarians, friends all, offered
high tribute as they learned of his
More than once in the last yer
he ageing merchant's family had
.aurried to his' bedside as heart at-
tacks menaced his life. Finally they
'1ad assembled as.th year ended to
:emain with him.
AtTie fighfri'id TrI liiiierwee
his wife, his sons, Lessing J. and
William, and three daughters;, Mrs
Mdith R. Stern, of Ravinia; YI's
MAarian R. Stern, of lw Orleans,
ind Mrs. Adele R. Levy, of NeW
The first Mrs. Rosenwald died
hree years- ago, and. the philan-
-l4ropist married Mrs. Adelaide
3oodking, of St. Louis, in 1930, set-
ling upon her $1,000,000. She
,vaived further rights to his estate.
Children Assume Charities.
Upon the sons and daughters falls
;he mantle of his business and
>hilanthropy alike.
Only a fortnight ago his children
7ouchsafed their intention to carry
)n the benefactions of their father,
establishing the Rosenwald Family
'ssociation as the new generation's
match of the Rosenwald Fotmnda-
Julius Rosenwaid made of philln-
ihropy a business. He stipulated
hat the vst endowments he creat-
rd must be fully spent within 2
Tears after his death. He seldom
;ave 'the full amount needed for a
benevolent project. Each of the
3,500 Rosenwald schools received
mnly perhaps one-third or one-
ti, t h of their endowment from
inim. The rest, required, must be
supplied by the beneficiaries of
those schools and the taxpayers.
Clarence Darroy sail: "He was a
man of broad ideas and humani-
Marian instincts, He did a great
deal of good amid was on the Way
o going a great deal more, because
he was giving his whole time to it.
the world regrets his death."
Born in Springfield, Ill., in 1862,
r. Rosenwald founded his fortune
n the clothing business. He was a
clothier's clerk in Springfield at 15,
)wner of a Fifth Ave. shop in New
York City at 21, and a manufactur-
er in Chicago at 23.
Opposed Fund Perpetuities.
In 1895 he purchased for $70,000
a half-interest in the company
through whose success he realized
his greatest desire, to battle against
racial and religious intolerance, and
to educate and rehabilitate the poor
of many lands.
Twenty-five years from now the
many millions which Mr. Rosen
wald established in trust fund, prin-
cipally the one bearing his name
for the education of Negroes in the
South, must be spent.
His opposition to perpetuities as
well known and influenced man

t other public benefactors. He b'e-
" lieved in "taking the hands ofthe
dead off the money they gave," anc

Late Wire Flashs
Wednesday, January 6, 1932
(By Associated Press)

DETROIT-A package found last
night on the doorstep of Anthony
G. Ennari and believed then to con-
tain a bomb, was opened gingerly
by police today. It was filled with
MUSKEGON -,Sheriff's officers
said today they had frustrated a
jail break plot with discovery that
bricks had been removed from the
jail wall in two places.
KALAMAZOO - Announcement
was made here today that Rock
Fleming, recently resigned as Kal-
amazoo chief of police, has been
appointed assistajit director of the
state police school at Lansing.
IONIA-Four i n m a t e s of the
Michigan State reformatory have
given up at least a week of freedom
to participate in a minstrel show
to be given here Jan. 12 and 13.
They were paroled while rehearsals
were in progress but declined to ac-
cept their liberty until' after the
last performance. Their n a m e s
were withheld. '
RICHMOND-Posses were search-
ing today for Theodore Plagens, 69-
year-old tobacco shop proprietor,
who disappeared Monday morning.
An airplane was pressed into serv-
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.-(A') -
Party leaders tonight looked to
Saturday's meeting of the Demo-
Icratic national committee w i th
'strong hope that wounds left by
bitter debate over prohibition'had

tions, including such institutions as
anti-drink leagues, spinning schools
and boys' boarding schools.
All citizens were warned that,
without trial, they might be sen-
tenced to two years of hard labor
for peaceful picketing, persuading
anyone not to pay taxes, boycotting
British goods or public servants, or
contributing finds to the National-
ist cause.
Other ordinances, operative in all
India, empowered the authorities
to fine even children for Nationalist
The 'authorities may make ar-
rests, raids and searches without
warrants, or order the imprison-

ment of persons without trial. They'
may control public utility services,'
p o s t s, telegraphs, railroads and
steamships, and exercise the right
of confiscation of property and em-
inent domain.
Virtually every prominent leader
of the All-India National Congress
.has been arrested. hf
Casualties thus far in the conflict
include three dead, one at Benaresl
and two at Allahabad, and numer-
ous injured, especially at Cawnpore.
Lower Michigan: Occasional snow
flurries Thursday and F r i d a y;


Although we frequently get an
impression of Bolshevist Russia'as
"a giant, thrown off the shackles
of the old Czarist regime, rising to
great strength and power," the fact
is that her steadily increasing ex-
ports were, in 1929-30, only 65.9 per
cent of the pre-war totals, points
out Stella K. Margold, a graduate
student at the University, in a
signed article published in the
Journal of Commerce, New York,
on December 24, 1931.
Miss Margold, who is now work-
ing in the political science depart-
ment, received a Bachelor of Arts
degree in 1931, with high distinc-
"Soviet Russia's unusual way of
exporting, by throwing a large con-
signment on the market at prices

"The U. S. S. R. explains that her
major purpose in exporting as
much as possible is to raise suffici-
ent to buy the necessary imports of
machinery and other equipment in
order to carry out the five-year
plan (1927-28 to 1932-33) for the
purpose of industrializing the U. S.
S. R. to manufacture sufficient for
her own requirements that she may
not depend on foreign capital and
may finally attain her goal of 'pure
communism,'" it is stated.
The difficulty of transforming a
primarily agricultural country into
an industrial nation within the
space of a few years has meant
that "in proportion to the money
invested the results thus far have
not been as contemplated."
Although the'e seems "little to
be feared" from Soviet exports of

. Modern day produotion of John in any production of an eighteenth
Gay's "The Beggar's Opera" pre- century production, Marckwardi
sents many serious obstacles in re- said. Besides this the talent en-
s seer o tiousnostesmorindgaged which is almost the same a,,
spect to adaptig the humor and took part-in the original revival in
music to the tastes of present day London makes the music worth-
audiences according to Albert H. while for this reason alone, it was
Marckwardt of the English depart- stated. Special praise ought, to bc
ment. given Sylvia Nelis, playing the part
The satire which is the chief pur- of Polly Peacham, according to
pose of the work and from which Marckwardt who stated that her
most of the humor is derived can- voice had an especially sweet qual-
not be appreciated as heartily by ity.
twentieth century theatregoers as it One of the best executed songs
ceuld by eighteenth century thea- ever attempted by an ensemble
tregoer, o were familiar with the choral group is the drinking song
over el.e ,,t and pompous Italian "Fill Every Glass," in the opinion
opera of the day at which the -satire of Marckwardt.
is directed, he said. The music also It is a question among critics just
has lost some of its appropriateness how much of the "Beggar's Opera'
since the time of the original writ- can be accredited to John Gay

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