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VOL. XLIL No. 136



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Votes Turn Down Bill
by 390 -Ballot

Motorist Bombarded
by Playful Student
I am Highly Indignant,' Says
Dean Armstrong.
(B qTen News Service)
EVANSTON, Ill., April 4.-A letter
charging that the writer was hit by
an icy snowball thrown by a North-
western student while the writer
was driving by the University has
been received by President Walter
Dill Scott.
The wiriter of the letter, a mem--
'ber of the staff, at the Great Lakes
Naval Training Station, admitted
that, the student who threw the
snowball was unknown to him.
"The snowball which hit me in
the head rendered me temporarily
unconscious," read the letter. "Had
it not been for the kindness of a
motorist in front of me who saw the
incident, serious injuries might
have happened."
Dean of Men James W. Arm-
strong had this to say about the
prank: "I am .highly indignant to
think that any Northwestern man
would be guilty of such behavior. It
is scarcely hecessary to say that
such action is unworthy of college

Hoover Would Save $200,000,-
000 to Aid in Balancing
1933 Budget.
Justice Department Committee
'Scgks Judiciary Changes
in Hawaii.
WASHINGTON, April 4. - (/')
With time getting short before the
June national political conventions,
Congress intensified its efforts to-
day to raise needed revenue, pro-
mote government -economy and
clean crowded calendars.
It received a message from Presi-
dent Hoover urging a congressional
committee to did him in effecting
savings of $200,000,000 to make the
billion dollar tax bill received by,
the Senate from the Hose more1

Prof. . W. A. Paton Is
Re-Elected as
Voters of Ann Arbor yesterday
defeated the sewage plant bond
issue by a margin of 390 votes and
the two charter amendments that
accompanied it, while Democrats
won 13 out of the 20 ward offices
in the first city-wide victory their
party has seen in years.
Although the total vote of 4,155
exceeded that of the March prim-
aries by more than 500 it r pre-
sented less than 40 peg- cent of the
qualified voters registered in the
The bond issue received a slight
plurality of 40 votes, gaining x,069
to 2,029 for the opposition, but 2,-
869 were necessary to secure the 60
per cent majority necessary for its
adoption. The amendment to sec-
tion' 123 of the city's charter to
provide for payments on the sewage
plant to be collected from users lost
by a greater margin of 1,855 for,
and 2,078 against; 1,784 for and 1,-
911 against the amendment to sec-
tions 181 and 184 expressed the
city's disapproval of a new plan of
roicting taxes whereby penalties
from one-half to two and one-half
per cent would be levied for late
"aton Defeats Campbell.
Prof. Williamx A. Paton of the
shool of business administration
defeated Prof. Oscar J. Campbell of
the English department for short-
term a1derman of the sixth ward
by a vote of 308 to 184. Harry 0.
flachbaher won the supervisor's
pojiVon in the same ward from
Prof. Waldo M. Abbott, director o
the University broadcasting studio,
by a smaller margin of 271 to 221.
William H. Faust won an easy vic-
tory over Don B. Conley for the reg-
ular alderman post, with amajor-
lity of 321 to 173.
A close race developed for all
three offices in the fourth ward, the
first count yielding but one vote
difference in the supervisor's race
and small margins to the alderman
and constable. A recount gave Jay
C. Herrick 231 votes for supervison
to' 229 for Philip V. O'Hara. Frank
W. Staffan 'defeated Benjamin F.
Bradley for alderman by a magin
of 238 to 230, and Edward O'Neal
became constable with 238 votes to
206 for George Gough.
Audette Is Constable.
Frank Audette became constable
in the third ward defeating Charles
N, Harmon, 367 to 226. Fred H.
Sodt and Leigh H. Thomas took the
third ward supervisor and alder-
man posts respectively.
Democrats swept the second and
fifth wards. Frank E. Heck de-
feated Henry J. Colliau, 381 to 352,
for supervisor, Walter L. Kurtz beat
Alton P. W. Hewett for alderman,
480 to 271; and Fred Dupper receiv-
ed K27 votes unopposed for con-
stable in the second ward. Adolph
Schleede, Nelson Hoppe and Joseph
Gross defeated their Republican op-
ponents for the same respective of-
fices. -
Wililam C. Hollands and Leigh J.
Young defeated Thad B. Lyons and
William C. Gerstner for first and
seventh ,ward alderman posts by
votes of 217 to 183 and 694 to 428.
Erwin J. Eibler received 217 votes
and Guernsey P. Collins 201 for first
ward supervisor, while James N.
Galbraith swept both precincts of
the seventh ward to win, 732 to 371,
from Max Blaess.
- As a result of the failure of the
sewage proposal to pass, the Uni-
vrsity has an appropriation of
$170,000 for which it now has no
use. The board of regents agreed
to pay 30 percent of the cost of the
installation and the above sum was
set aside for that purpose. The

money will now be made availableI
for other purposes.
The University also had agreed to
pay' 30 percent of the upkeep of the
system, which was being urged be-
ing urged because of unpleasant
pollution of the Huron river under
the present method.


certain of baanwing the 1933 bud
Hare bill to grant independence to
the Philippine Islands after 10
years by a vote of 306 to 47.
INSP EC C N ST Meaya s ur S)oglppose.
The ;surprisingly overwhelmin
University Representative to Be vote was registered in the face o
Chosn Frm Cotestnts strong administration pposition.
Chosen From Contestants Democratic leaders forced the
Thu'rsday Night. issue to a vote after 40 minutes of
debate under a suspension of th('
The preliminary oratorical con- rules, a parliamentary procedure
test to determine the five contes- which was sharply criticised by the
tants from which the representa- Republicans.
tive of the University in the North- The measure now goes to the
ern Oratorical League contest will Senate, which already has on its
be taken, was held last night in the calendar a bill proposing Philippine
Alpha Nu room, fourth floor, Angell independence in about 17 years. A
hall. The final University contest vote is likely in a month.
between these five will take place President May Veto.
Thursday night in Lydia endels- A possibility of a presidential
sohn theatre. veto for the bill if it should pass
Selected for the final contestjthe Senate was voiced today by
were Alice Boter, -33, speaking on Secretary Hurley. The secretary of
"Carbon Copies"; Dorothy Daniels,wawhnnwpernakdhi
'32 "The Force Without or the war, when newspaermen asked his
Force Within"- Fred L. Johnson opinion, asserted he interpreted the
'or4, "Wthp BredLe"ohno.' House action today as "just giving;
'34, "The Battleship Bubble"; Joe President Hoover something els ti
Legitz, '32, "America's Answer to ve" Asked directly, immediately
Socialistic Propaganda"; Alan V afterward, if he was sure Mr. Hoyv-
Lowenstein, '33, "Influence of the er would reject the measure, he re-
American Frontier." plied it was "very hard to determine
Judges for the contest were the what the President will do."
members of the department 9f Recommendations for extensive
speech. The University contest js changes in Hawaii's judicial sys-
under the direction of Carl G. tm were received from justice de-
Brandt,.of the speech department paertment investigator :Lmost a
The winner of Thursday night's £metiesthea l ofoMs
tecnetwlrersnMihgneninthe &same tieth nlu-M
contest will represent Michigan in Granville Fortescue, New York and
t h e oratorical contest, between Washington social light, and naval
Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Min- men charged slaying a native ac
nesota, Northwestern, Iowa and cused of assaulting her daughter,
Western Reserve. This year's con- started in Honolulu. Assistant At
test will take place at Western Res torney General Seth W. Richardson
sille hevla.d. The contest reported his investigation revealed
Michigan has won the Northern extreme laxity in law enforcement.
League contest for the last two - --__ ____
yjears. Nathan Levy, '34L., and -
Leonard Kimball, '33, both Varsity Campus Sales Offer
debaters, were the Michigan speak- >
ers. Las Ensan Chance
The fiial sale of 1932 Mihi-
n PORTERo fl gane1psia.ni- substiptions will take
place today and tomorrow, liar-
. ry Benjamin, '32, business man-
SAager of the publication, an-
nounced yesterday. The price is
. (jfive dollars.
Pledge coupons will be worth
Payne Orders Negro Out ofCity 50 cents in the purchasing of
PAte Psubscriptions from any of the
After Passing 90-Day campus sales stands. Since the
Jail Sentence. orders for the books must be
I placed tomorrow, this will be the
Robert Shivers, colored, porter at last opportunity for students de-
the Phi Chi fraternity who was ar- siring yearbooks. No extra cop-
rested Sunday for brandishing a ics will be ordered.
knife and threatening to cut the
throat of one of the students, was
sentenced yesterday by Justice Jay
H. Payne to serve 90 days in the
county jail, with sentence suspend-
id on. condition that Shivers leave
town immediately.
The arrest was made' at five
,clock Sunday afternoon, on the 1332 CLSS CANE
complaint of several members of the
fraternity that Shivers was in-C
toxicated and was threatening to Cane Day Will Be Observed
kill one of them.. Officers who Sourie Time in May; No
made the arrest searched his room Date Selected.y
and found a second knife and a bot- -____
tle of grain alcohol. Final selection of a cane for the
Several members of the fraternity 1932 literary css was m'ade yes-
yesterday appeared at the police terday, Jay Sikknga charman of
station to lodge a formal complaint canes, announced last night. The
against Shivers who had been in cane chosen is on display at
t-e county jail since Sunday eve Wagner's and orders will be taken
ning. Shortly afterwards he was during the week.
taken before Justice Payne, who Canes for six other senior classes
made the conditionally suspended including medicine, business ad--
'n c ministration, and law are also being
shown. A number of orders have
Alumni Club Formed been received already.
at Teachers' College (No definite date has been set a
yet for the traditional Cane Day

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Goethe Sc olar Will
Give Talk in Germnan
A centennial addressin memory
of Johann Wo fgang von Goethe,
greatest of the German poets, will
be given at 4:15 o'clock tomorrow
in Natural Science auditorium by
Prof. Eugen Kuehnemann, of the
University of J Breslau. Entitled
"Goethe und dutschland," the ad-
dress will be given in German.
Professor Kuehnemann, who is
head of the philosophy department
at Breslau, is touring the United
States at the invitation of the Carl
Schurz Memorial foundation and
ranks as one of the two greatest
living, Goethe scholars.
Women From Eastern Michigan
to Attend; Tickets
To finish off the drive for repeal
of the state prohibition act. peti-
Lions, the wet forces of Ann Arbor,
both students and townspeople, will
meet at 2 o'clock tomorrow in the
ballroom/of the League where Mrs.
Myron T. Verce and Mrs. Fredrick
Alger of Detroit will talk on the
latest developments in the fight for
temperance through repeal.
Women from many cities of east-
ern Michigan will gather at one
o'clock for a luncheon meeting at
the same place preceding the gen-
eral rally at 2 o'clock. More than a
hundred reservationsfor the lunch-
eon have already been received and
it is known that large delegations
are planning to attend from Ypsi-
lanti, Adrian, Jackson, and Monroe.
Women students of the -Univer-
sity will be welcomed at the lunch-
eon and should make reservations
at the League if they desire to at-
tend according to Mrs. Frederick
Waldron, who is in charge of the
arrangements here.
This gathering will be the central
meeting for the anti-prohibition
forces from the' entire second con-
gressional distr t which includes
Monroe, Lenae, Jackson, and
Jackson, and Washtenaw counties.
At the general meeting which will
Ruithven, Campbell, Slosson,
Strauss to Help Slve
Student Problems. '
Prof. John M. Brumm, head of
the department of journalism, has
consented to be chairman at the
parley on personal philosophies
which is to be held April 23 and 24
at the Union.
Eleven members of the faculty
from ten different departments of
the University signified their inten-
tion last week of taking part in the
parley. Among them are included
President Ruthven, Prof. O. Jrl
Campbell, Prof. Preston W. Slosson,
and Prof. Louis A. Strauss.
The whole project, it was stated,
is being set forward with the idea
of bringing faculty and students
closer together in the interpreta-
tion of mutual problems. A definite
effort is being made to have all dis-
cussions as spontaneous as possible
with speeches from the floor limit--
ed to three minutes

Faculty representatives will - be
asked to enlarge upon their own
personal philosophy, bringing out
the facts which they would like to.
commend to students in living a
full life, it was stated by William
Kearns, vice-chairman of the meet-
Jan La Rue to Be Soloist on
Annual Spripg Program.
The Varsity band, under the di-
rection of Nicholas D. Falcone, Will
present, its annual spring concert
at 8:15 o'clock tonight in Hill au-
ditorium with Jan La Rue, 14, clar-
inet student of Falcone in the
School of Music, as soloist.
"Pines of The Appian Way," the
fourth movement from Respighi's
"The Pines of Rome" will be offered
as the feature of the nroram. The

Expulsion of Harris
Not Sportsmanlike,
States J. LBrump
The expulsion of Reod larriu '
editor of the student newspaper at,
Columbia, without a hearing before
any university ,official was not at
all 'sporting' in the opinion of Pro-
fessor John L. Brumm, head of the
journalism department, interviewed
last night.,'
Without going into the merits of
the present controversy at Colum-
bia concemning the expression of
student opinion, Professor Brummi
stated in regard to student news-
papers in general that the value of
frank criticism and even protest
by students should not be pnder-
estimated by the teachers and
administrative officers. Subservi-
ance to authority, unquestioning
acquiescence, and indifferent ac-
ceptance of the established drdei
he condemned as not being condu-
cive to intelligent and stalwart
In support of a liberal policy
toward student publications Pro-
fessor Brumm continued by saying
that editorial protests, even when
they do not take all the circum-
stances into consideration, may
tend to focus attention on a mnis-
understood matter and briig the
truth to light.
However, Professor Brumni point-
ed out later the responsibility
which the student editor owes to
his paper as a member and a r*-
resentative of his school. The school
paper, he reminded, is not the pri-
vate adventure of ',the editors.
Pointing to a cornpromise Pro-
fessor Bumm said in conclusion
that in his opinion the school au-
thorities should concede as much
freedom as possible and that stud-
ents should adapt -themselves te
the larger interests of the school.
Busses, Planes Await
Spring Recess Exodus
With vacation but three short
days' off, advance reservations for
airplane and bus travel indicate
one of the largest spring exoduses-
in years, according to reports issued
yesterday by the student travel bur-
eau at the Parrot._


Columbia Campus
Aroused to Defendar10 4
Protest Strike .Is Planned as 1,500
L"derraduates Gather to
Vonice Indignation.
NEW YORK CITY, April 4.-(Special)--Harold Luxem-
berg, chairman of the New York intercollegiate council of the
League for Industrial Democracy, announced tonight that his
group would participate in the student strike here Wednesday.
A statement obtained late tonight by the student "conservative
group" asserts Dean Herbert Hawkes of Columbia university
"The action arose entirely from my office, there being no
pressure from outside." Dean Hawkes declared that he did not
dismiss Harris as editor of The Spectator, but as a student who
had "followed out a' program of discourtesies, innuendoes, and
misrepresentations." Hawkes concluded, "The issue therefore
is not one of denial of the rights of free press, but involves rather
a case of personal misconduct."
.(Special to The Daily)
NEW YORK CITY, April 4. -- Columbia university students
will hold a protest strike Wednesday. Pickets will be stationed be-
fore all campus buildings to warn students not to attend classes, it
was decided at a mass meeting, attended by 1,500 students, held in
front of the Library here this noon in opposition to Herbert E.
Hawkes, (lean of men, who Saturday expelled Reed Harris, editor
of the Columbia Spectator, because of his editorial policy.
Although heckled by a group of athletes during the meeting, the
enraged student body passed resolutions asking Dean Hawkes to
give reasons for the action taken against Harris and demanding his
reinstatement. The athletes at Columbia have been firm backers of
the dean since last fall when he criticized the Spectator for charging
the football players with "professionalism."
When questioned by students regarding his right to expel
Harris, Dean Hawkes yesterday declared that he had asked Harris
for evidence concerning his recent expose of conditions in the John
Jay Dining roorn without success.
Dean Hawkes in a special statement to The Daily said:
"The question of free speech does not enter into this case in the
slightest degree. The Columbia university adrninistration always
has and always will continue to welcom criticism. In my opinion
Mr. Harris' behavior has been such as not to justify further candi-
dacy for a college degree."
' The Board of Student Representatives, an undergraduate gov-
erning body, at a special session late today expressed completescon-
fidence in the fairmindedness and sound judgment of Dean Hawkds.
The statement was signed by eight men. Seven of them are athletes,


Will Attend Scabbard
Blade Convention
in St. Louis.

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'The Citizen and His Governm
ment' to Be Subject of
First of Series.
"The Citizen and His Govern-
ment" is the subject of a radio
bi'oadcast to be given over the Blue
network of the National Broadcast-
mg company at 8 o'clock tonight
by Prof. Thomas H. Reed, of theI
political science department. John
H. Finley, editor of the New York
Times, will speak on the same pro-
Professor Reed's lecture will be
the first of a series on subjects rela-
tive to American politics and polit-
ical science in general to be broad-
cast weekly during April, May, andt
June by the National Broa.dcasting
company, under the auspic'es of the
National Advisory Council on Radio
in Education with the co-operation
of the American Political Science
Lauding the men and organiza-
tions whp are co-operating to make
the series possible, Professor Reed
in a recent interview, declared that
it "marks a most significant and
praiseworthy effort in the direction
of that goal toward which all Amer-
icans should be willing and happy
to strive-a politically conscious
and well-informed body of voters.
"I hope and believe," said' Pro-
fessor Reed, "that a large number
something of the trends and is sues-
in present day American and inter-
national politics."
Vacant Seats Don't
Pay to Ride
If you are leaving Ann
Arbor this Week and you
have vacant room in
your car why don't you
try to get passengers
who willn mv vtm ave.-

Support was given to Harris
and his followers by Nrdan
Thomas, leader of the socialist
party and candidate for president
in 1928. After asking President
Nichl-olas Murray Butler for veri-
fication of press reports, Thomas
stated that the League for Indus-
trial Democracy has offered to act
for Harris.
Thomas wired President Butler
that "on the face of reports the
expulsion of Harris seems amazing-
ly contradictory to Columbia's pro-
found policy of liberalism in senti-
ment and administration."
Raymond L. Wise, former assist-
ant,, United States District At-
torney, has also offered to take up
Harris's case if conditions warrant
it. Mr. Wise is a graduate of
The Civil Liberties Union issued
the following statejment:
"Nothing is healthier for Ameri-
can universities than student
criticism. Conformity is the evil to
be fought. Universtes should wel-
come the utmost
freedom of discus-
sion of university
.and public affairs
by student grouips
and student pub-
-. . lications.
"Whether t h i s
disciplinary action
by Columbia can
be legally justified,
- rit certainly must be
condemned on
- rounds of policy
as wholly un.war-
r)Q N. M .BUTLE 9ranted. 'No stu-
dent should be dismissed for such
a cause without a hearing '
Harris. has attacked profession-
alism among college athletes, the
college"dining room food and'ser-
vice, the reserve officers' training
camp plan in universities, and
"narrow-minded associations," such
as the Daughters of the American
Revolution, during the current
school year.
NEW YORK, April 4.-(IP)-.
Columbia University students were
harangued at a fiery mass meet-
ing today to go ojn strike Wednes-
dav. <--s rontesa. oim+ + the P

William J. Birld, '32E, president of.
Scabbard and Blade, honorary mili-
tary society, and Willard H. Clark,
'32A, and D. C. McDougal, Jr., '32E'
will leave tonight to attend the
18th national convention of Scab-
bard and Blade, to be held at St.'
Major General Hagood, com-
manding officer of the seventh
corps area will be the principle
speaker of the convention, and will
discuss the benefits of military
training to the college man in stu-
dent days and in -later civilian life.
General Hagood graduated from
West Point in 1896, and has been
in active military service ever since.
During the World war, he was ap-
pointed president of a board to re-
organize " the supply and staff ad-
ministration of the A. E. F. Upon'
his recommendation the Services of
Supply wds created, from which
came the famous "S. 0. S." distress


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