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'Candida' Will Be Her Vehicle
in Second Production
of Drama Season.
"There's Always Juliet' Closes1
With Matinee and Evening
Opening the second production
of the 1932 Dramatic season to-
night in the Lydia Mendelssohn
theatre, Patricia Collinge, New York
stage star, will appear in the title
role of Bernard Shaw's "Candida."
The Shaw play will be presented
tonight at 8:15 o'clock and will be
repeated six times during the next
On Thursday and Friday, June 2
and 3, the well-known American
dancer, Martha Graham, will be
presented in two dance recitals
with Louis Horst as her accompan-
ist. The two final performances of
"There's Always Juliet," with Violet
Heming and Lester Vail will be giv-
en tomorrow afternoon and eve-
Miss Collinge had an engagement
in New York last winter with Joseph
Schildkraut in "The Affairs of Ana-
tol" and this year with Edith Ev-
ans in "The Lady with the Lamp."
Her previous parts have been in
"Pollyanna," "Just Suppose," with
Geoffrey Kerr and Leslie Howard,
"Tillie," "The Trial of Mary Dug-
en," and "Becky Sharpe." Miss
Collinge also played Mrs. Elvsted in
the revival of Ibsen's "Hedda Gab-
ler" two years ago with the late
Emily Stevens.
Is Title Role.


Attacks on Japan
Tirip for Michigan
Nine Bring Reply
Recent criticism of the Michigan
baseball team's scheduled trip to
Japan this summer, based on the
fact that it is not appropriate in
depression times, was declared un-
founded yesterday by Philip Pack,
athletic publicity director on the
grounds that the Japanese govern-
ment is paying the entire expenses.
From the time the team leaves
Ann Arbor until it returns no part
of its expenses will be paid by the
Board in Control of Atheltics or by
the University, Mr. Pack declared.




Group Organizes


Detroit Free Press Cut
Miss Josephine McCausey, '34, of
Highland Park, will lead the Sen-
ior Ball tonight with Lawrence
Whitsit, '32, general chairman. Miss
McCausey is a member of Kappa
Kappa Gamma sorority.
Joe Sanders' Noted Kansas City
Nighthawks to Play for
Dance at Union.
Amid decorations fe a tur in g
spring flowers the Senior Ball,r ut-
standing social event of the grad-
uatingclass, will commence at 9:0
tonight in the Union. Joe Sanders
and his famous Kansas City Night-
hawks will furnish the music and
prominent faculty members will be
present as patrons and patronesses.
The grand march will be led by
Miss Josephine McCausey, '34, in
the company of Lawrence Whitsit,
'32, general chairman of the com-,
mittee in charge of the dance.
Patrons and patronesses include
Dr. and Mrs. Alexander G. Ruth-
ven, Dean and Mrs. Joseph A.
Bursley, Dean and Mrs. Herbert
Sadler, Dean Alice Lloyd, Dean

In the title role of "Candida"
Miss Collinge will have one of her
most appealing roles. She will be
costumed in the quaint gowns of
the 1890 period which have been
created for her Ann Arbor appear-
ance by Madame Pons of New York.
Arnold Daly was the first to pre-
sent "Candida" in America; and.
later Dorothy 'Donnelly becamie
famous in the play. Since then, it
has endured with increasing popu-
larity. Recently it was revive with
Katharine Cornell and Peggy Wood
~In the title role. This winter
Blanche Yurka played the part in
Boston with Robert Henderson as
the poet, Eugene Marchbanks. Hen-
derson in this role received very fa-
vorable reviews.
Present New Members.
With Miss Collinge will appear
Lillian Bronson, who plays Flor-
ence in There's Always Juliet," as
Prossy, the pert secretary. Three
new members of the Dramatic Sea-
son company will be introduced in
"Candida." Ainsworth Arnold, who
has appeared here during former
seasons, will play Reverend James
Mayor Morell, Candida's husband;
Francis Compton, brother of the
English star, Fay Compton, will ap-
pear as Burgess, Candida's father;
and Raymond O'Brien as the cur-
ate, Lexy Mill.
Creates Setting.
Stewart Chaney, New York scen-
ie designer for the ~Dramatic festi-
val, has created another setting for
"Candida" following his drawing
room in "There's Always Juliet." A
special musical program has been
prepared by Stanley Fletcher, mus-
ical director of the season.
Word has come from Martha
Graham that her programs here on
June 2 and 3 will not only be com.-
prised exclusively of numbers new
to Ann Arbor, but will include three
dances never before performed on
any stage. Miss Graham is appear-
ing in the Dramatic season on her
way to Mexico City as recipient of
the Guggenheim Fellowship award.
Geoffrey Kerr, A m y Loomis,
Francis Dade, Doris Dalton and
other members of the cast of Phil-
lip Barry's "The Animal Kingdom"
are arriving in town tomorrow for
rehearsals of this play which will
begin Sunday afternoow~ in the
Mendelssohn theatre.
Fund Shortage Forces
Cut in Olympic Squad
NEW YORK, May 26.-(/1)-
Avery Brundage, president of the
A. A. U., today notified 20 sports
committees of the American Olym-
pic Committee that this Country's
team in the approaching games at
Los Angeles will have to be cut
down because of lack of funds.
The drastic action followed a
meeting here last night of the
Olympic Finance Committee, where

Favors for the Senior Ball are
obtainable at the Burr, Patterson,
and Auld jewelry store on Church
avenue near South U n i v e r s i t y
street, upon presentation of the
stubs attached to the tickets.
and Mrs. Wilber Humphreys, Dean
Walter Rea, Prof. and Mrs. J. S.
Worley, Prof. and Mrs. Emil Lorch,
Prof. and Mrs. Jesse S. Reeves,
Prof. and Mrs. Clarence Thorpe,
Prof. John Tracey, Prof. and Mrs.
Justin L. Powers, Prof. and Mrs.
William Hoad, Prof. and Mrs.
Joseph Hayden, Dr. and Mrs. A.
J. Hall, Dr. William Brace, Dr. and
Mrs. Maurice R. McGarvey, Dr. and
Mrs. Russell Bunting, Dr. Margaret
Bell, Lieut. and Mrs. Richard
Coursey, Mr. and Mrs. Donal Ham-
ilton Haines, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Fuller, Prof. and Mrs. Albert
Clark, Dean and Mrs. A. H. Lovell,
Prof. and Mrs. James K. Pollock,
Henry Moser, T. Gerald Kronick,
mnd Dr. George Hammond.
Annual Stump Speaker's Contest
Winners Are Announced
by Judges.
New officers elected to Sigma
Rho Tau, engineering debating so-
ciety, were announced yesterday
after a special meeting. They are:
W. F. Kugler, '33E, president; J. M.
Comar, '33E, vice-president; L. E.
Hilbert, '33E, treasurer; L. O. Wal-
ton, '33A, corresponding secretary;
R. L. Price, '33E, home secretary;
H. H. Davis, '34E, recording secre-
Winners of the annual Stump
Speakers' contest were also an-
nounced by the judges, Prof. Jesse
E. Thornton and Prof. Henry H.
Higbie. G. H. Stow, '35A, succeeded
in placing his candidate, Lewis
Sullivan, noted architect, in Sigma
Rho Tau's Hall of Fame.. E. P. Hall,
'35E, and E. C. Briggs, '33E, divided
honors in the project speaking con-

to Administration.
Alumni members representing
campus fraternities met last night
to organize as an advisory group to
the University, for the purpose of
making recommendations to the
President on all problems arising
which concern the fraternities.
The, rushing system which has
been in effect during the past year
was the major topic of discussion
at last night's meeting. Although
no definite conclusions were reach-
ed, several of the points brought
out inrthe plan drawn up by the
Interfraternity Council were high-
ly recommended.
It was the consensus of opinion
of those present that a plan could
be drafted which would meet both
with the approval of the University
officials and the fraternity men.
The point was strongly emphasized,
however, that this group would not
endorse any plan which was not to
the advantage of the freshman.
A Policy committee wil 1 meet
with Dean Joseph A. Bursley and
President Ruthven at the begin-
ning of next week to discuss the
problem and to come on an agree-
ment on some plan acceptable by
both groups.
This new organization, University
of Michigan Interfraternity Alum-
ni Conference, will meet annually
in May in entirety. A board con-
sisting of nine members will rep-
resent the group on all questions
t h a t require immediate action
which arise in the intervening
Members of the board are N. S.
l Potter, H. S. Slifer, and R. W. Sin-
clair, who were elected for a term
of three years; Harold Golds, Thur-
low Coon, and Harry Newman, who
were elected for a term of two
years; and M. W. Wheeler, Dean
Titus, and Roy Dalberg, who were
elected for a term of one year.
Police( Chief Warns Students
of Forthcoming Fines.
C h i e f of Police Thomas M.
O'Brien yesterday reiterated the
warning issued a week ago to stu-
dents against playing ball on the
city streets. Chief O'Brien stated
that the police campaign to keep
children out of the streets has been
successful with only two or three
reports, but that the students have
persisted even after being warned
by officers sent out after a com-
plaint had been received.
Last week four students who had
neglected repeated warnings were
made to appear before the chief.
Although they were not fined they
spent a most unpleasant half-hour
with Chief O'Brien. In comment-
ing on the interview O'Brien said,
"I would have liked to give all four
of them a good, old-fashioned
spanking-that's what such chil-
dren need!
?ichigan Student Will Endeavor
to Win Muskegon Seat.
Ernest A. Scharmer, '32, has an-
nounced his candidacy for the of-
fice of representative to the state
legislature from the first district,
which comprises the city of Muske-
Scharmer has been active in state
politics for years. He has served
as delegate from 'Muskegon to the
last six Republican state conven-
tions, including the last one at

Admits He Made Thousands
With No Investment; Denies
Sherwood Was Aide.
Mayor Charges Hofstadter Body
Is Attempting to End His
Politican Career.
NEW YORK, May 26. - (P) -
Fighting vigorously, Mayor James
J. Walker from a witness stand
today gave his explanation of how
he made hundreds: of thousands of
dollars from stock transactions
without putting up a cent, and
charged Samuel Seabury with try-
ing to end his political life.
Hundreds of his constituents
listened in comparative silence
while the head of the largest city
in America detailed his complicated
personal finances to the Hofstadter
Legislative Committee.
They also heard the Mayor deny
Russell T. Sherwood, accountant
for whom the committee h a s
searched for months, was his per-
sonal financial agent.
Hunts for Witness.
Walker said he had been search-
ing for the missing witness, who
was fined $10,000 for contempt of
the committee in ignoring a sub-
He denied he had a joint safety
deposit box with Sherwood.
When Seabury produced 11 of the
$3,500-a-year accountant's bank
and brokerage accounts and show-
ed deposits of more than $700,000 in
less than six years, Walker made
repeated denials he knew t h e
source of the money,
It was the Mayor's second day
on the stand, and the smiles of
yesterday rarely played across his
face. Instead, he frequently scowled
down at his questioner, and made
his replies in crisp, pointed sen-
He waved for silence whenever
The spectators, who yesterday stag-
ed many wild demonstrations in his
favor, showed signs of applause.
Findings of the Grand Jury Will
Be Presented to Judge
on Saturday.
FLEMINGTON, N. J., May 26.-(P)
--Col. Charles A. Lindbergh person-
ally will testify against the man
who led him a three weeks chase
for a phantom kidnappers' ship,
Prosecutor Anthony M. Hauck as-
serted today after it was reported
unofficially that John Hughes Cur-
tis had been indicted for his fake
efforts to recover the flier's child.
The indictment was returned, it
was indicated, after the Hunterton
county grand jury had examined
witnesses and heard evidence for
two hours and five minutes about
Curtis' confessed elaborate hoax in
the Lindbergh case.
Hauck would not verify the re-
oort, saying the grand jury's find-
ings would be presented to Su-
preme Court Justice T. W. Trench-
ard on Saturday morning.
He did, however, say definitely
Col. Lindbergh would testify if an
indictment was returned and a
trial resulted.


T wenty~one Juniors
Initiated by Druids
Twenty-one juniors were ini-
tiated into Druids, senior honor-
ary organization of the literary
college last night. They are:
Harry Begley, Robert Carson,
Fred Fenske, Ernest Freeman,
Roger Howell, John Huss, Fred
.Tones, Frank Kennedy, Kenneth
Manuel, Charles Markley, Paul
R. Nelson, Robert Petrie, Charles
Ruth, James St. Clair, Richard
Snell, Estil Tessmer, Edward
Thayer, Blair Thomas, John
Thomas, John Townsend, and
Joseph Zias.
Enemies of Sales Tax, Fearing
Test, Restore Many Former
Duties on Luxuries.
WASHINGTON, May 26. - (CP) -
Under full steam, the Senate sped
through the revenue bill today, re-
storing almost $100,000,000 in spe-
cial excise rates and approving the
communications taxes.
Obviously in a mood to wind up
-the. gruelling revenue framing job,
the Senate accepted in a whirlwind
of votes a revised schedule of spe-
cial excise levies presented by its
Finance Committee and then sped
on to approve other taxes neces-
sary to make the bill balance the
Fear Test on Sales Tax.
Apparently fearing the impend-
ing test on the sales tax, the foes
of this legislation joined whole-
heartedly in restoring half a score
special excise levies to the measure
to make sure of revenue.
Taxes o n jewelry, cosmetics,
sporting goods, candy, firearms, re-
frigerators, soft drinks, chewing
gum and boats were reinstated in
rapid fire order.
Senate ears were turned toward
the White House throughout the,
day as rumor followed rumor that
President Hoover's conference with
newspaper publishers last night
was aimed at organizing a drive
for revival of the sales tax.
No Hoover Message Coming.
However, the word reached the
Capitol, apparently through re-
sponsible channels, that the Presi-
dent had no immediate intention of
sending any special message to the
Senate on the tax problem.
The finance committee leaders
yielded almost without a struggle
to firm demands that the exemp-
tions voted by the House for news-
papers and radios from the com-
munications levies be restored.
Senator ill, Washington Demo-
crat, was successful in exempting
radio wires used for non-commer-
cial purposes from the 5 per cent
tax on leased wires.
New Officers Elected
by Chemical Engineers
New officers of the Student
Branch of the American Institute
of Chemical Engineering were
elected last night, at the society's
final meeting of the semester. Those
who will assume office next year
are: P. A. Rouff, President; R. L.
Price, Vice-President; H. B. Wright,
Secretary; and D. H. Miller, Treas-
Prof. C. O. Wisler was unani-
mously re-elected as the group's

Courlander, Win Major Prizes
in Highest Group.


ITwelve Sophomores
Initiated by Sphinx
Sphinx, junior literary honor-
ary society, initiated 12 sopho-
mores yesterday.
The initiates are W ill i a m
Bohnsack, James Christy, Thom-
as Connellan, Richard Degener,
John Deo, Herman Everhardus,
Harold Ellerby, Stanley Fay, Cy-
rus Huling, Thomas P o w e r s,
Grafton Sharpe, and Francis
Lederle, Huss to Take Offices;
Charms to Be Awarded by
Executive Council.
John W. Lederle, '33, and John H.
Huss, '33, will be installed as presi-
dent and recording secretary of the
Union respectively for the year
1932-33 at a formal installation
banquet to be held on Tuesday, May
Charms will be awarded at the
banquet to the Board of Directors,
the members of the executive coun-
cil of the Union, and to those com-
mitteemen whose service this year
has been outstanding. These men
have been chosen by the present
president and recording secretary
with the advice of the executive
Dean Henry M. Bates of the Law
School will deliver the principal ad-
dress at the banquet and the retir-
ing and incoming presidents and
recording secretaries will each
make short talks.
The board of directors of the
Union, the executive council, and
all committeemen will attend the
banquet. In addition to the present
officers, all old members of the
board who can attend the banquet
are invited.
Institute Members Hear Slosson,
Reed, on Adult Training
Program Problems.
That adult; education is the so-

five plays.
In the psay division, Harold
Courlander, Grad., of Detroit, was
awarded $1,250 for his entries;
Stanley Fletcher, '32SM, was award-
ed $1,250 for a group of essays en-
titled "Essays in Another Tongue."
For fiction, Dorothy Tyler, Grad.,
of Detroit, was awarded $2,500 for
her novel, "Relic of Hilda"; Elijah
A. Stearns, Grad., of Ann Arbor,
received $1,000 for a novel, "Louise
Anemaria Persov, Grad., of De-
troit, received the $2,500 award in
the field of poetry for her book of
poems, "Sea Swallows.
Dean Lovett Speaks.
Dean Lovett, one of the judges
in the contest and a well-known
literary critic, gave an address on
"Literature and Animal Faith.
In regard to the Hopwood contest,
Dean Lovett said: "The Establish-
ment of the Hopwood contest is a
profession of faith in the import-
ance of literature.
"Literature is the mediator be-
tween the other fine arts and man's
comprehension of them. In this
the literary imagination dI iff e r s
from thatof any other art."
Literature has not lost by be-
coming miore popularrDean Loyett
said. It has become stronger. "The
younger literary people are a real
social force in America.
"Differences and lack of sym-
pathy between classes and nations
can be bridged by literature," Dean
Lovett said in conclusion.
Minor Awards Made.
In the minor division of the con-
test, two awards of $250 were made
in each of the four fields. In dra-
ma, Arthur Clifford, '35, of Detroit,
was given an award for "A Mass-
Play." Sidney L. Rosenthal, '34, of
Chicago, received an award for a
play, "Journey and Return."
In the essay contest, Russell Mc-
.racken, '32, of Detroit received an
award for several essays, and Fred
Gropper, '34, of Brooklyn, N. Y., for
an essay, "The Hysteria of High
In the fiction contest, awards
were given to Hobert Skidmore, '32,
of Detroit, for a short story, "God
Cn the Sixth Day"; and to Kent
Kennan, '34, of Milwaukee, Wis.,
for a short story, "The Roller
Minor awards in poetry were
iven to Ruth Duhme, '34, of St.
Louis, Mo., for "Voice Crying and
Other Poems"; and to Barbara
Paton, '34, of Ann Arbor, for "Flo
and I" and other poems.
Eaton is Judge.
The judges in the contest were:
poetry-Jessie B. Rittenhouse, sec-
retary of the Poetry Society of
Amica; Stephen Vincent Benet,
and Witter Bynner; drama-Hu-
bert Heffner, of Northwestern uni-
versity; Stark Young, of the edi-
orial staff of the "New Republic";
and Walter Pritchard Eaton, dra-
matic critic.
Essay--Henry Seidel Canby, edi-
tor of thu ..+ aturday Review; Harry
Hansen, litwary critic of the New
York World-Telegram; and Dean
Robert Morss Lovett, of the Uni-
versity of Chicago.
Fiction-Elizabeth Mado Rob-
erts, novelist; John T. Frederick,
e d i t o r of the "Midland"; - and
Thornton Wilder, novelist.
Gustafson Continues
in Critical Condition
The condition of Berne T. Gus-
tafson, freshman injured in the
freshman-sophomore elass games,
remains critical. Two blood trans-
fusions have been necessary, the
first being made on Wednesday and
the second late yesterday.
Concewrt Conr

Winners of the $13,000 given annually in the major and minor
awards of the Avery and Jule Hopwood writing contest were an-
nounced yesterday by the committee in charge, following an address
by Dean Robert Morss Lovett of the University of Chicago in Lydia
Mendelssohn theatre.
The contest is divided into four fields: drama, essay, fiction
and poetry. Awards totalling $2,500 were made in each field, except
fiction, in which $3,500 in prizes was given.
In drama, John R. Swain, Grad., of Avalon, N. J., was awarded
$1,500 for "An Ebb Goes Seaward" and several other plays, while
C. M. Pierce, Grad., of Oil City, Pa., received $1,000 for a group of

Swain, Pierce, Tyler, Stearns, Persov, Fletcher,




ENGINEERS llution for the problems which are

M.0 ie %e AS!A64 Ed AAas

By A. D. Moore,
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Within the past three weeks a
news item appeared in The Daily,
giving estimates of the number of
college graduates who would find
employment this June. The item'
covered only a few colleges, and
only one or two departments in a
college. One or two departments,
if memory serves, estimated that
a third would be employed. One
is tempted tosay that unwarrant-
ed and unsupported optimism lies
back of any such estimate.
Of the 1931 engineering class,
probably not more than one-third
found places of the kind normally
considered as proper jobs for the
beginning engineer; the remainder
are still largely unemployed in any
regular sense. Moreover, a few of
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ment, and income therefrom, will
at least hold their own until a
pick-up comes. But again, the prob-
lem of most personnel officers is
how to keep their present forces
intact. Graduating engineers and,
presumably, graduates in most of
the other curricula, are realizing
that they are ready for a world that
is not ready for them.
The most available index for en-
gineer graduate employment is
found in terms of what the com-
panies operating recruiting and
training programs are doing. The
American Telephone and Telegraph
company and associated and sub-
sidiary units, the General Electric
company, Westinghouse Elec. &
Mfg. company, and some of the
power utilities, are leaders; togeth-
er, they must absorb something like
2,000 electrical engineers each year

confronting us today was advanced
last night by Pres. Alexander G.
Ruthven in a speech before the
Adult Education Institute which
has been meeting here this week.
President Ruthven, whose subject
was announced as "Where Do Wel
Go From Here?" resolved his prob-
lem into the question of how to ar-
rive at the goal toward which we
'have been striving-the goal of a
perfectly functioning society.
At the banquet the members of
women's clubs throughout the
state were welcomed to Ann Arbor
by Dean Alice Lloyd speaking for
the University, and by Mrs. M. C.
Thompson speaking for the women
of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Mrs.
R. I. C. Prout, president of the
Michigan State Federation of Wo-
men's Clubs, gave the response for

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