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)L. XLII. No. 138



WEATHER: Showers today.


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Strikers Use Fists as Confusion
Continues at Columbia University

Present Senior Staff, With
Fxception, Are 'Given


Publication Will Be Conducted
on Graduate Basis Under
New Arrangement.
The appointment of an editorial
board which will be in charge of
The Daily this summer was an-
nounced yesterday by Prof. Edson,
Z. Sunderland, treasurer and act-
ing chairman of the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications. David
M. Nichol; Carl S. Forsythe, Norris
Johnson, Charles T. Kline, and
Beach Conger, Jr., were named to
the group.
Kline and Johnson will handle
the business end of the paper, while
the other three will be in charge of1
the editorial side. Kline will also
act as chairman of the Board.
Paper to' Be Professional.
These appointments followed the
recent decision of the Board to
conduct the summer publication on
a professional graduate basis. This
summer the paper will not be a
student publication but will be op-
crated by experienced men who will
not be enrolled in the Summer
Session. Those appointed, with one
exception, constitute the present
senior staff of The Da.4y. Richard
L. Tobin, managing editor, will not
be in Ann Arbor this summer.-
Students, enrolled in Summer
Session, it was explained, will be'
able to work 'on The Daily if scho-
lastically eligible, however. The
five men a'ppointed yesterday will
work full time, but it was stated
that other might take part in the
activity should they desire the ex-
perience in publication work.
Will Use New Building.
The summer paper will be pub-
lished, in the new publications
buillding,located on Maynard street.
'h, plan under which it is to be
edited is believed to be unique
among American college newspa-
pers and will be watched with in-
terest throughout the country.
The positions held at present by
the men appointed are as follows:
Nichol, news editor; Forsythe, citj
editor; Johnson, assistant busines
manager; Kline, business manager;
and Conger, editorial director.
William Bird Chosen as General
Chairman; Well-Known Band
to Be Selected.

NEW YORK, April 6. - (P) --
Bruised knuckles and blackened'
eyes were evidence tonight of the
seriousness with which Columbia
University students went about their
efforts to obtain-and oppose-the
reinstatement of Reed Harris, ex-
pelled editor of The Spectator,
student publication.
teveral women students were
hurt slightly late in the day in a
pitched battle between striking and
non -striking students directly be-
neath the window of' President
Nicholas Murray Butler's office.
Tear gas had been used earlier
in a melee on the library steps
where numerous strikers had made
Harris, whose editorials charged
among other things professionalism
on the football team, was absent
from the campus which resumed its
quiet after 3 p.m., following conclu-
Election of Pledges
by Ph Beta Kappa
Shrouded in Secrecy
Pledges to Phi Beta Kappa, na-
tional honorary scholastic frater-
nity, have been selected, but they
will not be announced until April
29, Dr. Orma F. Butler, secretary of
the local chapter, said yesterday.
The society voted at the annual
meeting yesterday afternoon to
send invitations to a number of
students and elected officers for the
next year. The list of new members,
however, cannot be revealed until
after the initiation ceremony at the
end of the month.
Prof. James W. Glover, of the
mathematics and insurance depart-
ment, was named to the presidency
of -the organization for the succeed-
ing year. Professor Butler was re-
elected secretary, and Prof. A. R.
Crittenden, of the Latin depart-
ment, was selected to serve as a'
member of the executive depart-
ment three years. The new officials
will take up their posts May 6
after the annual banquet.
University Will Choose North
Central Representative
at Final Tonight. k

sion of most classes. Strike leaders
said the one-day demonstration was
'15 per cent effective, as they' ad-'
journed the mass meetings and
speech-making until Friday while
preparing to return to classes as
usual tomorrow.
Vociferous partisans of Barris
who attempted to "gag" the large
and gilded statue of alma mater in
front of the library caused a near
riot as they flaunted a 15-foot strip
of black crepe before the group
they loudly dubbed "the athletic
A moment after Arthur old-
schmidt soundly proclaimed his
"sad duty to announce that we are
going to gag alma mater," the crepe
was the medium of a tug-'o-war. As
he started to climb .the statue, a
watchman tried to pull him down.
The ranks of the strikers were
parted by a flying wedge of be-
sweatered and noticeably husky
young men coming to the watch-
man's aid.
Shelly Wood, six-foot oarsman,
grabbed the crepe and his team-
mates hustled up. The athletes were
vastly outnumbered, but when the
tussle was over they were dragging
the crepe in the general direction
of the gymnasium, with o}ne strug-
gling figure still hanging on.
League for Prohibition Reform
Denounces Congressman
as Undemocratic.'
A ch rge that Earl C. Michener.
representative from the second dis-
trict in Congress, acted in an "un-
democratic manner" in the recentt
vote against the proposal to submit
to the states the problem of prohi-
bition control, was voiced here' yes-
terday by the Women's Organiza-
tion for Prohibition Reform, an or-
ganization which, it was hinted
will launch a campaign to defeat
him in the next congressional elec-
The charge against Michener was
made by Mrs. Myron B. Vorse, of
Detroit, vice-chairman of the state
division in charge of organization,
at a meeting held in the League.
Other plans, if any, pertaining to
a probable campaign, were not dis-
After terming existing conditions
"intolerable," the discussion was
enlivened by questioning of pro-
ponents of the present plan, among
them Mrs. Thomas H. Reed and
Mrs. Victor Brown, of Ann Arbor.
both actively associated with anti-
saloon league activities.
Mrs. Frederick M. Alger of De-
troit, state chairman, said, "Never
was there such a challenge to
American women to fight ftir the
future of their country. Patriotic
women must answer it; we must
throw aside their timidity. We must
strive to bring about temperane
and to do so must defeat our worst
enemy, even as we fought the sa-
loon 12 years ago."
Hold Burial Services
for Former Student
The funeral of Edward Loud Neal,
'29, who died Tuesday at the Harv-
ard Infirmary, Cambridge, Mass.,
following an operation, will be held
at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the
Neal residence, 907 Lincoln Avenue.
Neal, who was an active student
on the campus during his under-
f graduate days here, was a senior
law student at Harvard.

Detroit Band Chosen by Sigma
Delta Chi After Several
Weeks Deliberation.
Senate Committee on Student
Affairs Grants Late
Ray Gorriell and his orchestra, of
Detroit, will furnish music for the
Gridiron dance April 22, it was an-
aounced last night by Beach Cong-
er, Jr., chairman of the arrange-
mrents committee. The affair is be-
ing sponsored by Sigma Delta Chi,
professional journalistic fraterni-
"We have been in touch with sev-
eral orch stras from Chicago,Cleve-
land, and Detroit," said Walter B.
Rea, assistant to the dean of stud-'
ents. "We selected Gorrel's band
after several weeks of considera-
With 150 of the 200 tickets placed
on sale by invitation already sold,
members of the ticket committee
were confident last night that the
entire allotment will be sold by the
beginning of Spring recess Friday.
"Judging by the way requests
have poured in during the past few
days, we could almost guarantee a
complete sell-out by the end of the
week," members of the ticket com-
mittee said last night.
IDance to Be Formal.
The dance, which will be formal
and is to take the place of the old
Gridiron banquet, will continue un-
til 2:00 o'clock, it has been decided.
Members of Sigma Delta Chi said
that late permission for the affair
has been obtained from the Senate
Committee on Student Affairs.
Tickets, which until this week
were sold only through an invita-
tion list consisting of the names of
prominent: campus leaders4 -,were
placed bn open sale only after re-
sponses were received from the
greater part of those invited, it was
said last night.
A list of prominent students
holding tickets for the dance has
been compiled by members of the
ticket committee. It includes John
A. Tompkins, '32, captain of the
hockey and baseball teams; Jack.
Wheeler, '31, member of the 1930
football team; Ivan Williamson, '33,
football; Robert Montague, '33,
golf; John Lenfesty, '32, captain of
the golf team; Robert Miller, '32,
captain of the swirmming team; Iv-
an Smith, '33, swimming; John
Sehmieler, '33, swimming; Emerson
Reed, '33, captain-elect of the hock-
ey team; Raymond Altenhof, '33,
basketball; and Omer LaJeunesse,
'32, Stanley dfozer, '32, and Maynard
Morrison, '32, all of the 1931 foot-.
ball teant.
Council Members Get Tickets.
Student Council members who
have purchased tickets to the dance
are: Edward J. McCormick, '32,
Howard Gould, '32, Howard Worden,
'32, Hugh Conklin, '32, Noel Chand-
ler, '33, Edward W. Kuhn, '33, and
Harry Benjamin, '32.,
Statistics in the possession of
members of the ticket committee
show that Beta Theta Pi leads all
other fraternities on campus in the
number of members already in pos-
session of tickets for the dance
with 10. Zeta Psi is second with 8,
while Chi Psi is third with 7, and
Alpha Delta Phi, Theta Delta Chi,
and Sigma Chi have 5 each.
Plans to present the Oil Can,

badge of the faculty's "Loquacious
Lubricator," at the dance were go-
ing forward yesterday. Members of
Sigma Delta Chi admitted that the
1932 recipient of the token and ti-
tle had been tentatively selected,
but refused to reveal his identity.
Prof. Brumm to Speak
at Socialist Meeting
Prof. John L. Brumm, of the de-
partment of journalism will address
a special meeting of the Student
Socialist Club on the question of
"Editorial Freedom in University
Publications" at 8 o'clock tonight at
the Michigan Union.
The dismissal of Editor Reed
Harris from the staff of the Colum-
bia Spectator has brought the ques-
tion of editorial freedom and re-
sponsibility to the attention of the
University students interested in
student publications, the club point-
ed out.

A "
Associated Press Photo
Ma.j. Charles H. Scboeffel, second
in command of New Jersey state
police, left for England recently on
a flissiOn in connection with the
searc or the L NZdb:rgi km y.
InspeCtion Confirms
Fire Damage FigureP
Inspection of th w fifth floor
of Mosher, dormitory yesterday
by members of the buildings
and grounds staff confirmed
the damage figure of $1500 due
to the fire Tuesday night. The
inspection also revealed that
defective wiring could not have -
been the cause of the blaze, but
that a drsser lamp, the shade
of which caught. on fire, prob-
ably started the fire.
Buildings and grounds offi-
cials stated last night that re-
pairs would commence Friday
morning, and would be com-
pleted before the end of Spring
vacation. Only one room in
which the fire started, and the
opposite room, were damaged
by flames, the remaining loss
being due to smoke and water.
President of Governing Body
to Be Chosen May 18.
The president of the Student
Council will be elected on May 18
in the regular all campus elections
and two candidates will be chosen
from the junior members of the
Council to run for this position, it
was decided at a meeting of this
body last night.
Before the changes can go into
effect, an amendment to the con-
stitution must be passed by the
Council and approved by the Sen-
ate Committee of Student Affairs,
it was announced.
If the amendment is passed, the
Council itself will nominate the
two candidates for this office.
The Council further decided tc
attempt to arrange an interesting
program for swingout and also t
work out some plan which would
lessen drinking at this affair.
Caps, Gowns Ready
Seniors may secure their caps
and gowns at Moe's Sport Shop,
on North University avenue, it
was announced last night by Da-
vid M. Nichol, senior class presi-
dent. They have the choice of
renting or buying the regalia,
which will go on sale today,
Nichol said.'

Caricatures Campus
Self-esteem and dignity of stud-
ents all over the campus have been
falling victims to the cogent cari-
catures of Leonard C. Ward, trav-
eling sketch-maker who has been
visiting fraternities and sororities
during the last two weeks.
Ward, who has been caricaturing
for the past three years in colleges
in various plarts of the country,
glances swiftly at a profile of his
subject and somehow manages to
draw a true resemblance, and at
the same time distort slightly ir-
regular features mercilessly.
While onlookers laugh raucously
Ward spreads a nose over half. a
page and plays havoc with a reced-
ing chin, and as the crestfallen
subject looks sheepishly at the fin-
islted product "friends" assure him
that it's a perfect likeness. The
peculiar part of it is that no one
seems satisfied until he has seen hi
own countenance in wild lines of
black anl white.
Ward works siftly, taking about
as much time per caricature as it
takes you to read this article, yet
he never erases and rarely starts
"Sororities are good places to
work in," Ward td one group of
fellows last night, "the girls are
good sports about seeing their faces
in comic and then most of them
come around on the sly to have me
do one, and see how 'good looking'
I can make it." -
Ward will "work" Michigan until
this summer vacation.
Treasury Secretary Asks Lower
Income Taxes; Criticises
Farm Board.
WASHINGTON, April 6. - (P) -
The center of congressional discus-
sion-the billion dollar tax bill-
today caused another trip to th(
capitol\ by Secretary Mills and en-
suing criticism of several of the
measure's provision before the
Senate finance committee.
Meanwhile, consideration of th
independent offices appropriatior
measure brought a scathing attack
upon the farm board from Rep
Woodrum (D. Va.) in which h
assailed the salaries paid employee:
of cotterm and grain co-operatives.
He put the blame on the board
and Rep. Vincon (D. Ga.) chime
in with a demand that it be abol-
ished. It found a defender, however
in Rep. Simmons (R. Neb.).
Secretary Mills called for lowe
income taxes in the pending meas-
ure and made other suggestions fo
changes. Meanwhile, two Demo
cratic senators, Walsh of Massa-
chusetts and Tydings of Maryland
started a movement to keep furthe
tariff levies out of the bill.
The recommendations by Prohi-
bition Director Woodcock of th
prohibition bureau, and Commis-
sioner Doran of the industria
alcohol bureau, drew attention be-
fore a House judiciary sub-commit
tee. They suggested abolition of th
10-day time limit on prescription
of whisky by physicians. ,
The World Court issue was befor
the Senate foreign relations com-
mittee once more. Secretary Stim.
son assui'ed the committee that th
rights of the United States are full
protected by the Root protocol bu'
a number of senators who, hav
been against court entry from th
first are to be convinced.


Students Turn Comic



as Traveling





Reassured Baby
Is Safe.

Rumor Child Returne
to Mrs. Morrow
HOPEWELL, N.J., April 6.-()-
A description of a fresh "contact
with kidnappers of the Lindbergl
baby reached here today as an un
explained wave of optimism for th
child's safe return enveloped th
Sourland countryside.
Back home from a mysterou
four-day airplane trip, John Hughe
Curtis, one of three Norfolk, V
intermediaries, told briefly of estab
lishing the new contact and sa
he had been informed the baby w,
well. Significance was added to hi
pronouncement by a statement h
also had seen Col. Charles A. Lind
bergh while away.
This for the first time connecte
the activities of the Virginia tri
with the two unexplained tr:
made early this week by the famot
Explains Mystery Trips.
On both occasions-Sunday an
Monday-Lindbergh was reporte
seen in a plane near Martha's VinE
yard, Mass., the former day in von
pany with three unidentified men
Curtis said he was not at libert
to disclose where he had met ttl
colonel. He did not say how muc
time he had spent with him, nc
whether they had gone anywhe
Upon his return to Norfolk in
Navy plane, piloted by the sanJ
officer who flew another of the lt
termediaries here to'-see Lindberg
several weeks ago, Curtis went il
conference with his two associates
Then he issued the followir
Lindbergh Contacted.
"On my trip I made contact an
was informed by my edntact th
the child was well. Saw Col. Lin
'ergh personally, but am not a
iberty to say where. I regret mr
inability to say more at this time
He had spent two hours beh
;losed doors with Dean H. Dobso
Peacock and Rear Admiral Guy F
3urrage, retired, before making t
Meantime, a report came fro:
Falmouth, Mass., that a man,
woman and a child had been see
in a boat in Waquoit Bay, which
only a short distance north c
.Martha's Vineyard.
The boat was said tq be headix
toward Great Neck, Mass. Sta
oolice began a search of the wood
region in that section.
'Although it was possible the ri
)ort was only another of the thoi
sands of wild leads turned up in ti
36-day investigation, interest vi
ittached to it because of Lin
:,ergh's trip to that section and ti
'ossibility Curtis alo had be
there during the past four days.
Child Not at Morrow Home.
Rumors the missing child alrea
'ad been returned to his paren
)r to the home of his grandmot
r, Mrs. Dwight W. Morrow, at E
;lewood, spread from coast to coa
luring the day.
There also were persistent r
:orts, one attributed to a pers
,onnected with the investigati
':hat the return of the child w
nly a matter of hours off.
Col. H. Norman Schwartko
state police superintendent, in vi
)rously denying the21-month-d
Soy was back, said: "When the ba
's returned, the news will b rele
3d through Trenton."

William Bird, '32E, will act as the
general chairman of the 1932 Mili-
tary Ball to be held April 29 in the
Union ballroom. Although the name
has not been announced, Edward C.
Spaulding, '33, orchestra chairman,
declared that a nationally known
band would be selected.'
The following men have been ap-
pointed chairmen of committees:
favors, Garland C. Misener; tickets
Charles Claypoole, '32E; decora-
tions, Paul Firring, '32E; publicity
Gilbert E. Bursley, '34; and floor.
Arthur W. Harbison, '35.
The price for tickets has been re-
duced to four dollars. They will ge
on sale in the near future, and be
sold to members of the R.O.T.C. be-
fore being thrown open to the gen-
eral public. Favors are not selected
but will be of a military nature.
Formal dress or uniform will be
worn by all men attending.
Reach Semi-Finals
in Debating Group
Semi-finals of the elimination
contest o f the Michigan High
School Debating League have been
reached, it was announced yester-'
day by James M. McBurney, of the
speech department, director of the
league. Oxford, Pontiac, Muskegon,
and Mt. Clemens remain in the
The semi-final debates on the
question, "Resolved: That the State
of Michigan Adopt a System of
Compulsory Unemployment Insur-
ance," will take place April 15. The
in winnro f thes edebates will

Finals of the University contest
to determine Michigan's represen-
tative at the Northern Oratorical
League contest, to be held at Cleve-
land May 6, will be staged at 8
o'clock tonight in Lydia Mendels-
sohn theatre. Nathan Levy, '34L.,
president of the Oratorical associa-
tion, will act as chairman.
The order of the speeches, as an-
nounced by Carl G. Brandt, of the
speech department, who i s i n
charge of the contest, is "America's
Answer to Socialistic Propaganda,"
by Joseph Legats, '32; "Influence of
the American Frontier," by Alan
V. Lowenstein, '33; "The Force
Without or the Force Within," by
Dorothy Daniels, '32; "Carbon Cop-
ies," by Alice Boter, '33; and "The
Battleship Bubble," by Fred L.
Johnson, '34.
Judges of the contestants are
Professors Hobart R. Coffey of the
law school, R. D. Hollister of the
speech department, James K. Pol-
lock of the political science depart-
ment, a n d Professor Emeritus
Thomas C. Trueblood of the former
department of public speaking.
There will be a conference of the
judges before the final decision is


By James H. Inglis.
As a result of the discovery of
what is believed to be a first rate
playwright among the drama stud-
ents of the graduate English de-
partment, three one-act negro folk
plays will be presented April 22 at
the Mendelssohn theatre. p
Doris Price, grad., a member of
the negro race herself, during the
past year has written "The Bright
Medallion," "The Eyes of the Old,"
and "Sokta," which taken together
comprise the most exceptionally
fine piece of drama composition
which has been discovered here
within the past several years, in the
ooinion of Prof. Kenneth T. Rowe

philosophical solliloquy of an aged
and blind negress. This speech,
ProfessordRowe said, is the climax
of the play and depends on the
beauty of the speech rhythm.
Unlike the other pieces, "The
Bright Medallion" has a large cast,
has a complicated plot structure,
and provides a lively sequence of
plot episodes. "These plays," Pro-
fessor Rowe stated, "are unlike
anything I have ever read."
Delta Sigma Theta, negro society
of the College of the City of Detroit,
will produce the play and bring it
to Ann Arbor for production under
the auspices of the English depart-
ment a'nd Play Production. The
theatrical groun, Delta S i g m a

By Karl Sei ert. genius that carried all before it
A comparison between tie con- Goethe soon became the mos'
tributiAons to civilization of George prominent writer of Germany an(
Washington and Johann Wolfgang later of Europe."
von Goethe, greatest of all German The second period, during whicr
poets, was made yesterday by .Prof. he lived in Weimar, .was character-
Unisy r - zed by greater seriousness and the
Eugen Kuehnemann, of the Uver levelopment of the intelectua
sity of Brslau, speaking in German develypmhtfmthebis lf hi
"Goethe und Deutschland," be- p urity that formed the basis of hi.
on ' ae n e unhand -later accomplishments, accordint
for an audience of students and tO Professor Kuehnemann.
faculty members in Natural Sci- Travelling later to Italy in search
ence auditorium, of rest after a number of years of
"Washington," s a i d Professor intensive work, he entered upon the
Kuehnemann, "brought a free peo- era of self-discipline and self-sacri-
ple to a free country, while Goethe lice, from which he derived the
with his poetry opened the freedom greatest happiness of his life.
of Germany to the German people." Returning from Italy, he became
Tracing the life of the great po- acquainted with Johann von Schil-
et. the centennial of whose death ler, whose companionship, said


A Few Are Still
There are still some
students looking for a
convenient way to get
home. If you are driving
from Ann Arbor tomor-
row advertise the fact

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