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VOL. XLII. No. 149



WEATHER: Cloudy.


House Votes 176-159 to Reject
Administration Proposal
for Economy.
Johnson, Copeland Combine to
Attack Avowed Policy
of Support.
WASHINGTON, April 28.-(/P-
Solidly ,united House insurgents
late today rejected President Hoov-
er's plan for decreasing Govern-
ment costs by mandatory payless
furloughs for Government workers.
A, teller vote of 176 to 159 read
the doom of the administration
.proposal. The vote was on a motion
to substitute it for th 11 per cent
Federal salary cut %roposed by
Chairman McDuffie of the Economy
Committee, which had been emas-
culated by an increase of $1,500 in
{the exemption provided. ,
Jubilation Cut Short.
The final rejection of the Hoover
proposition abruptly ended a short-
lived jubilation among administra-
tion supporters. A few minutes
earlier the House had approved the
furlough program, 151 to 125, by a
.standing vote. Telers were ordered,
however, and members came pour-
ing into the chamber.
Meanwhile 'the economy battle
flared momentarily in the Senate.
Johnson, of California, a Repub-
lican, and Copeland, of New York,
Democrat, joined in a general at-
tack upon the Senate's avowed
policy of slashing al appropriation
bills 10 per cent under the sums
provided by the House.
Rejection of the furlough plan
left the measure *ith the 11 per
cent flat cut on all Federal salaries,
exempting the first $2,500. This cut
woud apply to salaries of members
of Congress.
Leaders Deserted.
The Hoover proposal has been
estima ed to. save approximately,
$82,000,000, including reductionsm
allowances- t rural mail carriers.-
A the bill nw stands, a saving
of approximately $12,000,000 from;
a Federal payroll of $1,300,000,000
has been effected. Before the in-
surgents riddled the McDuffi plan
it was estimated to save $67,000,000.
Although presided over by stern,
Rep. Warren, North Carolina Dem-
ocrat, the House was out of control
of its leaders. A dramatic appeal by
Rep. Ramseyer to approve of the
Hoover plan intact appeared t;
stem the tide of opposition only
for a short time.
After battering at it for about
two hours, the insurgents finally
increased the exemption under the
furlough plan from $1,200 to $2,000.
'Death Takes a Holiday' to Be,
Pr sented by Hillel in
Mendelssohn Theatre.
Alberf Casella has contributed
one of the finest examples of sus-
pense and severe intensity of mod-,
ern drama in his "Death Takest a'
Holiday," Prof. 0. J. Campbell of
the English department remarked
yesterday about the play which will
be presented by- the Hillel players

at 8:15 o'clock tonight and tomor-
row night in Laboratory theatre.
"It has no vulgar suspense such.
as found in the majority of the
mystery playsof today," continued
Professor'Campbell, "but is truly a
dramatic study of asthetic inter-.
The play may be somewhat cate-
goried as a thriller, and yet there
is a definite philosophic interpre-
tation which is gleaned from the
lines .and incidents of the play,
The play embodies ethe modern
conception of death xx-iich is open
and frank, not combined with any
theological doctrine, he pointed out.,
"The audience is contimually
aware of the character of Death,
whose purpose on earth is to at-
tempt to unravel the mystery which
makes man so tenaciously cling to
life, and shudder at the thought
of death."

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.ss Frances Thomas (right) and Harry Lee Endsiey arei the coaches
for the Muskegon and Oxford high school debating teams respectively.
The two teams, debating in the final match of the Michigan Iligh School
dcbatia [ag-uie elimination series, meet at 7:45 tonight in 1ill auditor-
imt to dcLcrmine the state championship high school team. A :eport
I of the acivities of these teams will be found on page 3.

Panel Still Out as Second Day
Passes With Indication
of Indecision.
Kelley Attacked for Handling
of Case; Navy Criticism
HONOLULU, April 28.--(/P)-As
the hours yielded no sign of a ver-
dict, a general opinion formed to-
day that the j'ury considering the
murder case of Lieut. Thomas H.
Massie and three others accused of
killing Joseph Kahahawai would
disagree. Starting its deliberations
late yesterday, the jury was locked
up at. 1 0o'clock" last night, but re-
turned to is work shortly before
9 o'clock this morning.
The jurors looked straight ahead
as they tiled past a group of news-
paper men on the porch of the
Judiciary Building. The tension
of the long trial seemingly having
vanished, a lone policeman guard-
ed the Court house door, and no
curious crowd was there to keep
him busy.

Gains Decision

n Solon Debat


Student Council Votes to Hold
Cap Night on Week-end of
Underclass Games.
'he battle for the underclass su-
premacy, the Spring Games, will be
held on the same day that the year-
lings burn their pots, members of
the Student Council decided at their
meeting last night. The date was
definitely set for Friday, May 6, in
order to include the two events in
the program of Spring Homecom-
Councilman Joseph F. Zias, '33,
chairman of the Spring Games, an-
.nounced last night that the various
contests would be the same as
those- of previous years. On Friday
there will be three tugs of war each
held on thp banks of the Huron
river. In each case, the class that
can pull its rival across the stream
will win the event.
The first, two tugs of war will be
between 50-men teams picked from
each' class. The last event will be
mass tug, with every member of
both classes eligible to compete.
The first two struggles will count
one point apiece for the victors and
the last will count two points to-
ward the total score.
The games will be resumed on
Saturday morning at South Ferry
field with the -holding of the cane
sprees, the obstacle race, the pil-
low fights, and the hog-tieing con-
tests. Two points will be given for
each of 'the first three events and
three points will be awarded to th
class winning the last event.
Cap, Night, the traditional even
symbolizing the entrance of the
freshman class to manhood, will be
held at 8 o'clock on Friday, May 6
All freshmen will assemble prompt-
ly at 7:30 o'clock in front of the
library and follow the yarsity band
to Sleepy Hollow where a hugh bon-
fire, built upon the ashes of pot
once owned by men who graduated
from the University scores of- years
ago, will be burning.
Six Indiana TraCkmen
Iniured in Auto Mishap
SULLIVAN, hid., .April 28.-(P)--
Six members of the Indiana Uni-
versity track team and Head Coach
E. C. Hayes en route to the Drake
Relays at Des Moines, Ia., were sev-
erely shaken up and cut and bruis-
ed when the automobile in which
they were riding overturned a nile
north of here tonight.
Charles Hornbostel, Western Con-
ference indoor half-mile champion;.
A b e Streicher, a quarter-miler;
Ivan Fuqua, dash man; Donald
Harpold and Coach Hayes received
treatment at . a Sullivan hospital
and r e t u r n e d to Bloomington.
These four track men composed the
Indiana mile relay team that was
to have competed at the relays.
Clarence Cruch and Peter Mar-
tich, members of the relay teams.
were riding in the automobile but
were able to proceed to Des Moines.
The remainder of t h e Hoosier
squad, riding in other automobiles,
also continued their journey.
Meat Cleaver Causes
Injury to Ex-Student
James Nichols, 21, reported to be
a former student of the University
was rushed to St. Joseph's hospital

Scabbard and Blade
Will Initiate Eleven
Scabbard and Blade, honorary
military organization, will hold
art initiation banquet at the
Union at 7:30 o'clock today. John
A. xoetz, '33E, will be master
of ceremonies.
Initiates are Charles H. Gleuk,
t1' f."; 1f t~s r '?t1, IT


'3ki, li-iIIS,.3. PLLIUIDAI1, . W11' -Judge Warns Crowd.
liam iF Langen, '343, Jorge .l.
Jimnez, '33E, John C. MactDomn- Judge Charles S. Davis, awaiting
ald, '35, Robert K. Sawyer,, '33, the- report of the racially mixed
James B. Sntton, '33E, Donald E. jury, issued orders for the dispersal
Knight, '33E, Pattl J. Firring, of any crowd which might gather
'33E, L. Harton, '34E, and Ray around the building.
It. Brumdige, '33E. While the jurors argued, specula-
tion regarding the retrial of the
four remaining men accused of at-
tacking Mrs. Thalia Massie, began
among those awaiting the outcome
SaM P of the present trial.
Kahahaw i was among the five
mlen accused by Mrs. Massie, and
hd identified him as the one who
FOR H f I E Su broke her jaw while she prayed for
mercy. F'e was abducted and slain
Vot e gGe Hnrwhile awaiting retrial with the
Violet Heming, Glenn Hunterother four men after a jury once
Martha Graham'o Appear pad dis'agreed as to their guilt.'
in Anual Season. The interlocking aspects of the
. 11 __lynching and,- the attack case have
served to complicate the position
Violetlemning, G I e n u tr,of Prosecutor John C. Kelley.
and the dancer Martha Graham, In the lynching case, Mrs. Massie
three outstanding Broadway cel- appeared as a defense witness and
ebrities, have been booked for the figured in an angry clash with the
annual University dramatic season prosecutor. Should Kell y have
opening May 23 at the Mendelssohn charge of the prosecution inthe
theatre, it was announced yester- retrial of the attack case, Mrs.
day. Massie would be his chief witness.
Patricia , Collinge and Violet Calls Native Innocent.


Dorothy Smith to Head Grand
March Tonight as Guest of
William J. Bird.
Dorothy K. Smith, '33, of High-
land Park will lead the grand
march at the Military Ball tonight
as the guest of William J. Bird, '32E,
general chairman of the ball. The
march will start at 11:30 o'clock.
Immediately following it s e v e r a'l
members of Scabbard and Blade
will entertain the audience with a
saber presentation drill.
The tower, Taproom, and Pendle-
ton library of the Union will be
opened to guests. This is the first
dance for some time during which
the tower has been. accessible to
thohe attending. Punch and wafers
will be served ii the ballroom or
summer dining room. Favors will
be given out at the Ball..
Insignia of the signal corps, in-
fantry; and, ordinance depa tment
will deck the walls as a patiof the
decorations. At one end of the
room in front of the fireplace a
color guard will stand on each side
of a large American flag. Guards
will shift, 12 men taking part dur-
ing the evening. They will wear
the basic uniform. Along the walls
machine guns and trench mortars
will add a militaristic touch. Uni-
forms or formal atire are to be worn
by men.
A few tickets may still be pur-
chased at the R. 0. T. C. headquar-
ters, Slater's or the Union. They
are priced at $4.00.
Reputed First Woman Student of
University Medical School
Succumbs After Illness.
LONG BEACH, Cal., April 28.-(1P)
-An active life in the interests of
health, halted four years ago when
she fell and fractured one of her
hips, ended today in the death of
Mrs. Ruth E. St. Denis, mother of
Ruth St. Denis, the dancer,
The 88-year-old woman, who prior
to the 1928 accident, toured the
country lecturing on th freedom
of women's clothing as an aid to
health, died of a cgmplication of
Although she claimed to be the
first woman to be graduated from
the University of Michigan medical
school at Ann Arbor, Mrs. St. Denis
never practiced medicine. She de-.
voted her active years to lecturing
against high-heeled shoes and
other apparel she held was destruc-
tive to health.
Mrs. St. Denis' husband was
Thomas I.. St. Denis, an English
inventor who died in 1918E

Other Faculty Members Address
Conference of Parents'
Education Group.
Progress and shifting ideas in
education in the past generation
were sketched by Prof. Stuart A.
Courtis of the Education school at
a meeting of the Parents' Educa-
tional Institute yesterday morning
in the University High school audi-
The organization. is meeting sim -
ultaneously with the M i ji 1 g a n
Schoolmasters' club.
"In the old days," said Dr. Cour-
tis, "it was easy for teachers to
teach because they could use the
rod quite freely, but when the more
humanitarian methods c a m e in,
they had to find new methods of
making students study-sarcasm.-
teacher preparation, and what is
greatest, an attempt was made to
get and hold the interest of the
Following Professor Courtis' ad-
dress, Dr. 0. R. Yoder, of the Ypsi-
lanti state hospital, delivered an
address in which he emphasized
free doni f o r children, On the
All University classes will be
,dismissed today from 10:45
o'clock until noon in order to per-
mit students to attend the an-
nual Honors Convocation in Hill
auditorium, it has 'been an-
nounced by Dean of Students
Joseph A. Bursley, chairman of
the committee in charge.
With more than 500 honor stu-
dents making up the invited
audience, President Henry Wood-
burn Chase of the Univeisity of
Illinois will deliver the convoca-
tion address. More than 200
seniors, comprising the upper 10
per cent of the class, It ve been
invited to attend the affair.
much-discussed questn of disci-
pline Dr. Yoder said, "Nature has
provided a mother with a strong
hand and her children with a plac
especially fitted for receiving pun-
ishment, so I see no reason why
such punishment should not be ap-
plied. Adults have certain rules to
which they must conform, and chil-
dren also should be made as soon
as possible that they too have ebli--
An unique innovation in denta:
research has ben instituted at thi
University Elementary school,. i
the form of impressions taken o'
the mouths of -.all entering stu--
dents, it was announced by Prof
George R. Moore of the Denta
school, speaking before the morning
health conferpce of the Parents
Institute. Dr. Janet S. Barnes, in-
structor in pediatrics and infeti-
ous diseases in the University fle
mentary school, alsq took part ir
the, conference.
Prof. Katharine B. Greene an
Prof. Willard C. Olson of th Edu-
cation school led a later conference
on mental testing. It was demon.-
strated that mental tests determin
academic success in later life al-
though they only show tendencie
rather than specific excellence in z
given field.
Nine new members were initiat
ed into Phi Delta Kappa, honorari
education fraternity in ceremonie
held, yesterday in co-ordination wit

Present Test St a t u s
Wines Approval
at Meeting.
The negative team, debating
on the advisability of increasing
the college entrance requirements
in such newer fields as economics
and sociology and lowering them'
in courses such as languages,
mathematks, and ,history, suc-
ceeded in converting 48 opinions
from their stand on the topic
before the contest to their oppon-
ents 19, wi'nning an audience's
decision at a meeting of the
Schoolmasters' convention at the
Michigan League ballroom last
The question was "Resolved:,
That under the present condi-
tion best interests of secondary
school pupils would be served by
increasing materially the number
of units required in some of the
newer fields, such as economics,
sociology, citirfnship, business,
industry, speech, the fine arts,
and health; and by decreasing
materially the number of units
required in some of the oldir'and
traditional subjects such as
mathematics, foreign language,
ahd arcient history."
I. W. Fast, Mount Clemens public
schools, first affirmative speaker,
asked why, if past training pre-
pared us 'properly, do we lack in
leadership at such critical times as
Reduing Would Curtail Subjects.
George A. Manning, Muskegon
High school, opened the negative
argument by pointing out that to
reduce the requirements a little in
the three mentioned subjects would I
finally result in their complete cur-
Rebuttals for both sides included
such arguments as the need for less
memorizing and more thinking, in-
sistance that liberalization has
gone far enough, that it is not the
business of education to do away
with seriotuA problems but to teach
the students how to meet them,
and examples of how students with
knowledge of traditional subjects
are jobless, while those with learn-
ing in newer fields have' found
vocations. fo
Other balloting results indicate
that 165 favored the affirmative
before the debate, as against 94 to
the ,negative, while the count stood
154-124 after the debate. The vote
on the merits of the two teams
favored the negative by a 180-146
Blame Lack of Co-operation
for Overlapping Curricula

Kemble-Cooper whose appearance
has already been announced will al-
so play lead roles in the season's
plays. ,
Glenn Hunter is famous as the
star of "Merton of the Movies",
"Clarence"- and "Young Woodley."
le has also appeared in a number
of movie s. He will play in Ann
Arbor during the last week of the,
season from June 18 to 25 in "Peter
Ibbetson" by George Du Maurier
and Constance Collier. Hunter
has recently done the same show in
New \York.
Violet Heming, who was recent-
ly featured with George Arliss in
"The Man Who Phlyed God", ap-
peared in the dramatic season lasi
spring with Tom' Powers in Shaw's
"Arms and the Man" and Noel
Coward's "Private Lives." Miss
Heeming is coming east on her
way. from Hollywood to New York
for a two- months' vacation before
her next picture under her con-
tract with the Fox company. She
will appear at the beginning of the
season, but the play she is to ap-,
pear in has not yet been selected.
Miss Graham, who 'last year.
played with Blanche Yurka in the
"Electra" of Sophocles here, will
appear for two dance recitals on
Thursday and Friday nights, June
9 and 10.

, Closing the prosecutor's argu-
ment before the jury yesterday,
Kelley contended Kahahawai, who
admittedly was killed by Massie
after the native supposedly had ad-
mitted the attack, went to his death
an innocent man in the eyes of the
law, because of the presumption of
innocence in favor of a man not
yet convicted.
Kelley contended that even
though the four remaining attack
suspects were convicted later, the
name of the slain athlete remained
Navy circles expressed some feel-
ing against Kelley because of lis
clash with Mrs. Massie. During
cross-examination Kelley handed
her a paper.
Mrs. Massie angrily destroyed the
paper, asserting it was a confiden-
tial communication between herself
and a physician. As she tearfully
left the witness stand Kelley arose
and said angrily:
"Thank you, Mrs. Massie. At last
you have shown yourself in your
true colors"
Some navy elements contended
this would bar Kelley from prose-
cuting the attack case. Kelley said
the case "certainly will be retired,"
but declined to say when or tp
volunteer whether he would act as
the prosecutor.

Lack ofeffective cooperation be-
tween the planners of high school
and college curricula, a tendency
among high school teachers to em-
phasize practical applications' of
-;cience at the expense of founda-
tion theory, and the variety in em-
phasis and treatment accorded the
Same subjects by different high
schools were blamed for the waste-
ful overlapping of many high school
and college courses yesterday after-
noon in the first general discussion
session of the Schoolmasters' club.
, Prof. Oscar J. Campbell of the
English department, Dr. David M.
Lichty .of the Chemistry depart-
rnent, Prof. C. J. Coe of the Mathe-
matics department and Prof. How-
frd M. Ehrmann of the History de-
oartment read papers discussing
the problem as it affects their fields
after which the session 'was turned
over to general discussion.
" Unified courses of study planned
o continue without interruption or
epetition through the last two
years of high school and the first
owo years of college were suggested
'y Prof. Campbell as a method to
ivoid the overlapping problem. He
ilso favored a similar plan for the
siventh and eighth grades of ele-
me!tary school and the freshman
rnd sophomore years of high school.


Chairman of Board in Control
Says D~epresion Is Cause
of Waning ,At/endance.
A denial that football is losing
the public interest and that the
players a-e often subsidized was
voiced yesterday by Prof. Ralph
Aigler, chairman of the board in
Control of Athletics, in his address
in the Natural Science auditorium
on the subject, "The Changing
Status of Intercollegiate Athletics."
. Blaming the depression as well

various definitions of the word
subsidize. It could be said that,
anyone who came to Michigan as
a result of being urged by anyone,
was coerced; and that anyone who
holds any sort of a job while in
college is subsidized.
"Mr. Griffith, president of the
Big Ten," he said. "sends out forms
to all high schools asking for com-
plete information concerning the
athletes who intend to come to
Big Ten schools. If there is any
suspicion that the student might
have been approached and offered

e Send' Bill Schoolmasters' club inSPhoory eca-
Oem drats Sen BilLambda 'Theta, hnrr dc-
on Tarff to Hoover ional somri ty ailso initated yes--
WASHINGTON, April 28.-(A)- terday.
That ever-blossoming political is- Dr. E. L. Austin, head of the edu-
sue-the tariff-today took a sud-. cation department and acting dean
den spurt with Democrats sending of the literary school at Michigran
to the White House for an almost
certain veto the bill hich they ex-tate coll, spoke on the question
pect to make a talking point in the Is Education a Profession?" at the
Presidential campaign. Phi Delta Kappa banquet at the
On a party vote of 202 to 171, Union, which followed the initia-l
the House accepted Senate amend- Lion. I
ments to the Democratic measure Pi Lambda T h e t a ceremonies

Wisconsin Geographer
Will Talk Here Today
An illustrated lecture on "Life on
the Argentine Pampas," will be
given by Prof. R. H. Whitbeck of
the University of Wisconsin, at 4:15
o'clocktoday in Natural Science
Audlinritim. Pro-f~esr Whitbkis





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