VOL. XLII. No. 117
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 1932
WEATHER: Partly cloudy, warmer.
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TANK TEAM SETS
220-Yard Free Style
Record Set by
Natators W in Medley
to Set New Big
COLUMBUS, March 12.-()
-A well-balanced University of
Michigan swimming team placed
men in every event of the pro-
gram and successfully defended
its Big Ten championship here
tonight by piling up a total of 42
points. Northwestern finished in
second place with 29, and Iowa,
third with 13.
Three W e s t e r n Conference
marks went by the boards, in-
cluding that of the 100-yard free
style, the oldest record on the books
in the league. Wilcox of Northwest-
ern clipped eight-tenths of a sec-
ond off the time made by Darnell
of Michigan in 1927 when he fin-
ished in 53 seconds flat.
Johnny Schmieler, of Michigan,
shattered his own Big Ten mark in
the 220-yard free style by one-
tenth of a second, making the dis-
tance in 2:17.3. The Michigan
medley relay team, composed of
Drysdale, Lemak ad-Kennedy, ac-
counted for the other cracked rec-
ord, swimming the distance in
3:10.4. The old -time was 3:12.6,,
made by Michigan in 1931.
400-yard relay-Won by North-
western (Collett, Troup, Highland
and Wilcox); second, Iowa; third,
Michigan; fourth, Minnesota. Time
200-yard breast stroke-Won by
Schmieler, Michigan; second, An-
dre, Minnesota; third, Miller, Mich-
igan; fourth, Gilsdorf, Ohio State.
150-yard back stroke-Won by
Drysdale, Michigan; second, Moul-
ton, Minnesota; third, Sela, Ohio
State; fourth, Murphy, Northwes-
tern. Time, 1:44.
440-yard free style - Won by
Christy, Michigan; second, Kenne-
dy, Michigan; third, Brock, Illinois;
fourth, Wilson, Northwestern. Time
100-yard free style-Won by Wil-
cox, Northwestern; second, High-
land, Northwestern; third, Schiie-
ler, Michigan; fourth, McGuire,
Iowa. Time, 0:53. (New Western
conference record; o 1 d record,
0:53.8 set by Darnall, Michigan, in
Fancy Diving-Won by Lobdell,
defending champion, Iowa, 119.9
points; second, Degener, Michigan,
111.65 points; third, Williard,North-
western, 109.25 points; fourth, Mc-
Cloy, Iowa, 102.1 points.
220-yard free style - Won by
Schmieler, M i c h i g a n; second,
Brock, Illinois; t h i r d, Wilson,
Northwestern; f o u r t h, Wilcox,
Northwestern. Time, 2:17.3. (New
Western conference record; old rec-
ord 2:17.4, made by Schmieler in
300-yard medley relay-Won by
Michigan. (Drysdale, Lemak and
Kennedy); second, Northwestern;
third, Minnesota; fourth, Ohio
State. Time, 3:10.4. (New Western
conference record; old record 3:12.6
made by Michigan in 1931).
Chicago Poice Shot
as Communists Riot
CHICAGO, March 12.-(JP)--Com-
munistic banners waving in broad
Michigan boulevard today signaled
a riot in which four policemen were
shot and beaten, 30 demonstrators
arrested, and traffic on Chicago's
busiest artery was demoralized for
The occasion, forewarned to the
police, was a "protest" meeting in
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Varsity Negative Debaters Meet
Marquette Here on Monday Night
IN MANY FRESME
UNDER NEW RULING,
Some Houses Double Previous
Total of Pledges, Taking
Advantage of Revision.
Worden Says There Will
Be Enough Freshmen
S A 11
The Varsity negative debating team (from left to right), Jacob I.
Weissman, '34, Samuel L. Travis, '34, James D. Moore, '32, and Leonard
L. Kimball, '33, will meet Marquette university tomorrow night at Lydia
When the University of Michigan Varsity negative debating team
meets Marquette university at 8 o'clock tomorrow night, students and
townspeople will have their only opportunity to hear, the negative side
of the Western Conference Debating league question upheld by a Michi-
* The debate, to be held in the Lydia Mendelssohn theatre, will be on
the question, "resolved: that all World war intergovernmental debts and
Definite indications that frater-
nity membership rolls have been
materially bolstered during the
past few days were seen yesterday
when representativs of several
houses that had pledged only a few
men through the preference lists1
revealed that they had taken inj
several additional men each.
since the approval by the Senate+
Committee on Student Affairs of
the Interfraternity council petition+
to withdraw all scholarship pledg-
ing requirements, have added, in
some cases more* men than had'
been taken in through the prefer-
ence list system, it was found.
Add Six Freshmen.
One house which pledged only
one man through the preference
system added 6 more freshmen to its
pledge roll, while six were also add-
ed to that of a house which had
had onlythree before, members of
the fraternities asserted. Another
added five men to its previous sev-
Howard T. Worden, '32, president
of the Interfraternity council, ques-
tioned yesterday regarding his im-
pression of the corndition of Mich-
igan fraternities, said:
'Alive and .Safe,'
NEW YORK, March 12.- (P) -
Because it might "speed the Lind-
bergh baby's return" to its parents,
Morris Rosner, undercover man
announced today that he had defi-
nite knowledge that the child is
"alive and safe."
He said that he was not able to
reveal whether he had had actual
conversation or other direct com-
munication with the kidnappers,
but that his statementathat the
baby was safe and well and would
be returned was not in any way a
mere matter of opinion.
He indicated that police were in
no way concerned with his activ-
ities in the case.
Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
from the Lindbergh home at Hope-
well, N. J., said he could state on
behalf of the Lindberghs and the
police that "they had no knowledge
of the statements" made in New
York by Rosner.,He had no other
comment to make.
The two underworld characters
originally named by Col. Lindbergh
as his "go-betweens," Salvatore
(Salvy) Spitale and Irving Bitz
were acquitted by a jury in Brook-
lyn federal court of a charge of
violating the prohibition laws. The
jurors deliberated only 30 minutes.
Germany Votes; Fate
of Nation in Balance
BERLIN, March 12.-(P)-Ger-
many's 44,000,000 voters will choose
between Paul von Hindenburg, who
is dedicated tothe preservation of
the young republic and Adolph
Hitler, apostle of its overthrow, at
the presidential election tomorrow,
the 12th anniversary of the Kapp
rebellion in which the 'very forces
enow" opposing the venerabe field
marshal tried to seize power.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 12.
-(/P)-Indiana university tonight
captured its second successive Big
Ten wrestling championship by
winning four individual conference
titles, compared with three for Illi-
nois, the only other undefeated
Northwestern's defending cham-
pion, Brown, in the 175-pound class,
won the remaining division to be
the only 1931 champion to repeat.
Cosneck of Illinois won from
Dougovito of Michigan at 165-
pounds, and Wilson, of Michigan
lost to Belshaw, of Indiana, in the
FOR COUNCIL, PSTS
FOX TO PRESIDEC
Hackett, Lyon to Give Special
Music Program at First
--M. E. Tonight.
The Rt. Rev. Herbert H. H. Fox,
D.D., bishop co-adjutor of the Epis-
copal diocese of Montana, who is
spending three weeks in the Mich-
igan diocese, will visit St. Andrew's
Episcopal church today.
At the 11 o'clock service he will
administer the rite of confirmation
to a class of 24 persons who have
been given instruction during the
past six weeks by the Rev. Henry
Lewis, rector of the parish.
In addition to the sermons of
Dr. Frederick B. Fisher at the First
Methodist Episcopal church, special
music will be a feature of the eve-
ning worship. Selections from "The
Crucifixion," by John Stainer, will
be sung by Arthur Hackett and
Hervey Lyon, soloists, and the
At the First Presbyterian church,
the sermon, "The Final Lap," will
be preached bysthe pastor, Rev.
Merle H. Anderson.
The Rev. S. C. Michelfelder of St.
Paul's Lutheran church of Toledo
will speak to the Lutheran student
club this evening at Zion Lutheran
parish hall. His theme will be
"Have a Heart."
"The Challenge of Jesus" is the
sermon topic of the Rev. R. Edward
Sayles, of the First Baptist church.
Other services will hear sermons
given by the pastors of the Zion
Lutheran; First Church Christ, Sci-
entist; and Hillel Foundation. At
Wesley foundation, Tom Pryer and
Dr. Blakeman will lead the noon
discussion; the Rev. Fred Corwin
will have charge of the 6 o'clock
Union Trio to Present
Selections from Robin Hood will
be played during the Union musical
hour from 4 to 5 o'clock this after-
noon in the main floor lounge, by
the Union string trio.
reparations should be cancelled."
Michigan is to be represented by
Leonard L. Kimball, '33, Samuel L.
Travis, '34, and Jacob I. Weissman,
'34, with James D. Moore, '32, as al-
This same team will meet the
University of Illinois next Thurs-
day at Urbana, it was announced
by Coach James H. McBurney,.
Michigan's Varsity affirmative
team will hold its Conference de-
bate on March 24 in Hill auditor-'
ium. Howard Simon, '32L, Victor.
Rabinowitz, '34L, and Nathan Levy,
'34L, will debate.
'Robin Hood' Loses
for Two-Night Run
Thunderous applause and a
well filled Hill auditorium at the
final performance of the Mimes
operetta, "Robin Hood," last
night belied the true box office
condition of the show's finances.
According to a statement of
Paul Buckley, manager of the
Union, which is behind Robin
Hood financially, the production
was "in the red" even allowing
for a better than usual window
sale just before the curtain.
6[0WFOR CREASE DANCE
Columbia Network Band Signed
for Law Club Affair to
Be Held March 1.
Don Bigelow and his Young's
Chinese American restaurant band
have been definitely secured to
play at the law school's annual
Crease dance April 1, it was an-
nounced yesterday b.y Wilfred
Steiner, '32L, chairman.
Bigelowehas long been a favorite
feature over the Columbia network,
and was being considered for the
Crease dance along with Henry
Theis' orchestra, which used to go
on the air regularly from station
WLW, Cincinnati. Emerson Gill's
orchestra from Cleveland was also
investigated b y the committee.
INDIANA NOSES OUT MICHIGAN
IN BIG TEN TRACK: RENWICK
TIES WIUHORLDRECORD IN, DASH
Hoosiers' Strength in Distance, Field Events
Wins for Them; Six New Records Are Set;
Brocksmith Scores Double Victory.
CHICAGO, March 12.-(_P)-Six records went tumbling as In-
diana, by a slim margin of five-sixths of a point, won the Western
Conference indoor track and field championship tonight for the first
time in the history of the Big Ten.
The Hoosiers amassed a total of 27 and five-sixths points to
triumph over Michigan, which finished second with 27. Minnesota
was third with 12, Illinois fourth with 10 and two-thirds, and Wiscon-
sin fifth with 10. The rest of the points were divided as follows:
1 Iowa, 8, Ohio State 7, Purdue 4 one-half, Chicago 3, while North-
western failed to score.
"The present situation can-
not be materially improved by
any system of rushing and
pledging. It is a fact that there
are not enough freshmen to go
around. No more than 40 per
cent of the members eft any
freshman class become affiliat-
ed with fraternities. With only
slightly more than 800- fresh-
men in school, that leaves only
about 300 men for more than
60 houses. Many houses are,
and must necessarily be, in a
bad way as regards member-
It was pointed out also that the
relief 'brought about through the
repeal of the scholarship require-
ments was of a temporary nature
only, since even with the addition-
al 200 men now eligible would
In spite of the fact that several
of the fraternities that pledged
only a few men through the me-
dium of the pr'eference lists had
added either no men at all or only
one or two. Howard Gould, '32,
secretary-treasurer of the Interfra-
ternity council declared that pledg-
ing during the past few days has
been heavy. "Pledging has increas-
ed 25 per cent since the action of
the Senate Committee in ratifying
the petition of the Interfraternity
council," he said.
Dean of Students Joseph A.
Bursley estimated the number of
freshmen pledged during the week
that has elapsed since the distri-
bution of preference lists at be-
tween 100 and 150. No accurate
figures were available yesterday.
ONE OF HOPWOOD
Fund Curtailment Necessitates
Cutting Out $2,500 of
Four prizes of $2,500 each will be
given as major awards in this
year's Hopwood prize contest, in-
stead of five, as was stated in The
In the announcement which has
been an official source for infor-
mation pertaining to the contest,
five awards of this denomination
are listed but because of a depre-
ciation in the orienal nrincinal
for Positions on Ballots '
in Election Wednesday.
Political aspirants of the sopho-
more class yesterday turned in pe-
titions to the Student council ask-,
ing that their names be included on1
the ballot for election to this body.
Four men, who yesterday had se-
cured so many signatures endors-
ing them that they drove out all
other competition, filed lists that
were- four times as long as required
by the constitution.
Gilbert E. (Peko) Bursley, suc-
cessful State street vote-gatherer,
led his rivals by more than 60
names. His petition was signed by
475 undergraduates. Richard Briggs
was next with 407, Frederic Scha-
fer turned in 403 names, and Rob-
ert Howard 375.
These men will be placed on the
ballot along with the six sopho-
mores picked by the nominating
committee of the Student Council:
The election, which will pick the
four men to serve on the Council,
will take place on.Wednesday.
The eight men picked by the
council last week are W. F. Bohn-
sack, Robert Carr, Edwin Dayton
John B. Deo, George J. Lambrecht.
Hugh Stevenson, Hugh Groves and
IOWA CITY, Ia., March 12-
(A)-Ossie Solem,football coach
and athletic director at Drake
University, today was named as
head football coach at the Uni-
versity of Iowa. He has been
highly successful at turning out
winning teams during his 11
years at the Des Moines school.
Chicago Gymnasts Win
Title; Michigan Fourth
CHICAGO, March 12.-()-The
University of Chicago gymnastic
team won its 11th Western Confer-
ence title in 14 years3here tonight,
Chicago, scoring 1,133 points de-
feated Minnesota with 1126.30, and
Illinois with 1124.7. Michigan was
fourth with 884.60, Ohio State fifth
with 796.70, and Iowa sixth with
Capt. Everett Olson of Chicago
repeated his individual all-around
championship of last year by de-
feating Rehor o f Illinois and
Wright of Chicago.
The triumphant Hoosiers scored
in six of the 10 events, with their
amazing young distance runner,
Henry Brocksmith, winning two,
the mile and two-mile runs and
surpassing records, one that stood
for years, in both races.
Renwick Defeats Thompton.
Don Renwick, Wolverine sprint-
ing ace, tied the world's indoor rec-
ord for the 60-yard dash by defeat-
ing Thompton of Minnesota by four
inches in 0:06.2. - Thompton was
coming like a shot and probably
would have caught Renwick in an-
other jump. Jack Campbell, anoth-
e r Michigan sprinter, finished
Henry Brocksmith of Indiana
ran one of the fastest miles on rec-
ord when he covered the distance
in the amazing time of 4:12.5. He
broke the former mark set by Dale
.Letts of Chicago.. in .1931.' Letts
mark was 4:21.6. Brocksmith's-was
the third fastest collegiate mile ev-
er run, either indoors or outdoors.
Michigan's weakness in the field
events displayed itself when they
failed to count in either the high
jump or pole vault. Indiana scored
a total of 6 5-6 points in these
Hornbostel of Indiana nosed out
Ned Turner of Michigan in the half
mile. This was also a crushing
blow to the Wolverine hopes since
Turner was the pre-meet favorite
to emerge victorious. The time for
the event was 1:57.1.
One-mile run-Won by Brock-
smith, Indiana; second, Woolsey,
Illinois; third, Popejoy, Purdue;
fourth, Neese, Indiana. Time, 4:12.5.
(New conference indoor record;
former record of 4:21.6 made by
Letts, Chicago, in 1931).
60-yard dash-Won by Renwick,
Michigan; second,,Thiompton, Min-
nesota;_ third, Campbell, Michigan;
fourth, Keller, Ohio State. Time,
3:06.2. (Ties world's and conference
Shot Put-Won by Munn, Minne-
sota (48 ft. 9/2 in.); second, Cook,
Illinois (46 ft. 81/2 in.) ; third,
Brooks, Michigan (44 ft. 2 in.);
fourth, Purma,( Illinois (44 ft. 1%
in.). (New conference indoor rec-
ord; former record of 48 ft. 91/4 in.
made by Pehr, Wisconsin, in 1931).
70-yard nigh hurdles -Won by
Saling, Iowa; second, Jack Black,
Ohio State; third, Roy Black, Chi-
cago; fourth, Egleston, Michigan.
440-yard run-Won by Russell,
Michigan; second, DeBaker, Mich-
igan; third, Fuqua, Indiana; fourth,
Teitelbaum, Ohio State. Time, 0:50.
(New conference indoor record; old
record of 0:50.1 made by Baird,
Two-mile run-Won by Brock-
smith, Indiana; second, Watson,
Indiana; third, Wright, Wisconsin
fourth, Howell, Michigan. Time,
9:18.4. (New conference indoor re-
cord; former record of 9:26.4° made
by Chapman, Wisconsin, in 192).
Half-mile run-Won by Hornbos-
tel, Indiana; second, Turner, Mich-
igan; third, Brown, Ohio State;
fourth, Smith, Illinois. Time, 1:57.1.
One-mile relay-Won by Michi-
gan (Lemon, Ellerby, DeBaker, Rus-
sell); second, Iowa; third, Illinois;
fourth, Chicago. Time, 3:23.1. (New
conference indoor record; former
record of 3:24.2 made by Iowa in
High jump-Won by Murphy, of
Wiconsin (6 ft. 21/4 in.): second.
CHICAGO, March 12.-(/)P-Illi-1
nois, by taking first in the foil,
sabre and epee, won the Western
Conference fencing meet at the
University of Chicago tonight with
15 points. Chicago was second with
six points, Ohio State third with
four and one-half, Purdue fourth
with four, Northwestern fifth with
two and Michigan sixth with one
Brinkman Will Present
Recital This Afternoon
Joseph Brinkman, piano instruc-
tor in the School of Music and well-
known concert artist, will give a
recital on the faculty concert ser-
ies at 4:15 o'clock this afternoon in
As is the custom of the series,
there will be no admission charge.
FOUR WINNING PAIRS IN FRESHMAN
CASE CLUB FINALS ARE ANNOUNCED
Russell A. Smith and Jarl Andeer
of the Holmes club, Allen Diefen-
bach and Roland Stanger of the
Kent club, Myron K. Towne and
Edwin L. Stanley of the Marshall
club, and Carl Oxtoby and Clarence
Boldt of' the Story club were the
winning pairs in the freshman law
cae cluh finals it was announced
fenbach and Stanger were victor-
ious over Hartford Vereen and
John French, with Prof. John Daw-
son and advisors LeRoy Mote and
Donald Ford on the bench.
Prof. Grover Grismore and advis-
ors Mote and Van Blargan gave
Towne and Stanley the decision
over Arthur Freeman and Fred Al-
hertson on Friday.
THE DAILY'S ALL-BIG TEN
The Daily sports staff has chosen the following basketball players
as the outstanding ones on Big Ten teams this season. Complete
story will be found on page 3 .
Reiff (Northwestern) ........ LF ............. Kellar (Purdue)
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