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Highway Meeting Opens
t Michigan Union
in Opening Adress Shows
- asd Need fCr
in Planning. -
ny in eonstructipn and

Railroad Jack Challenges
Local History Department

of the highways and
reducing accidents
i careful checks on
f automobile drivers
ization of traffic sig-
s were the highway
oblems discussed yes-
the opening sessions
enth Annul Confer-
way Engineers which
e this week.
. records for all pre-
ere bettered as nearly
from all sections of
mbled in the Union.
r Welcomes.
ess of welcome, deliv-
orning session, Dr. H.
,n of the engineering
the keynote of this
nee as he pointed out
necessity of carefully
sway projects in order
greatest benefit for
aansportation agents
nomy out of respect

Desires Facts and Dates
Competition With
"I will challenge any professor of
history nin the university to sit down
with ani impartial judge┬░ for a his-
tory fact and date naming con-
test covering thedentire field of gen-
eral history" was the challenge is-
sued yesterday by Railroad 'Jack,
intellectual dean of American ho-
boes and memory expert of recog-
nized standing now in Ann Arbor.
"Jack" also boasted that, with a
stenographer at his elbow he could
name more historical figures at any
assigned d;hte than could any com-
petitor which the university fac-
ulty could produce.
Th- famous memory expert and
narrator of historic anecdotes, hav-
ing returned to Ann Arbor to make
his larsome here after niany peripate-
tic ears, has issued this .general
challenge in order that his supre-
macy in the field of history may
not be questioned in the future bey
the formal faculty historians of
this center of education.
"The real leason why I am se-
lecting Ann Arbor as my perma-
nent headquarters is due to the
fact that with all respect for many
other state universities that I have
visited there is not one that appeals
to me so strongly as the good old
U. of M." he stated. '
"Having visited Ann Arbor for
about 35 years and putting in about
ohe month of each year among the
student body and members of the
faculty I know that so-called gen-
iuses like myself are appreciated
100 per cent. After remaining in
this city for six months of the pres-

d P

ent year to brush up on historic
characters I shall journey Adown to
Washington, D. C., to let 'the high-
brows there know what I have
learned in Michigan.''1
Jack's re turn, furthermore, is
with the admonition that it be re-
membered that he "learned is
stuff by hard study" and wants no-
one to mistake him for a faker in
intellectuial fields. His specialty is
identifying and dating the lives of
any or' all of history's great men
and lie does it with -the stok offer,
"Ten dollars if I'm wrong!"
Among his recent hosts have
been the Rotary, Kiwanis,rLions,
and Adcraft clubs in Detroit, as
well as several high sc ools where
he dispensed histoiical facts in pub-
lic addresses. During 1930 he broad-
cast regular programs over WGN
in Chicago and WTMJ in Milwau-
Bursley, McCormack, Tobin to#
Address Freshmen at Union
Smoker Tonight.
The second freshman smoker,
sponsored by the student council,
will be held at 8 o'clock tonight in
the main assembly room of the
Union in order that the rules gov--'
erning the intensive rushing period
may be explained to the first year
,Joseph A. Bursley, dean of stu-
dents; Edward J. McCormick '32,
president of the' Student Council;
Riphard L. Tobin, '32,, mnanaging
editor of The Daily and Howard T-.
Worden, '32, president of the Inter-
fraternity Council ,will be the
Howard Gould, '3?, Student Coun-
cilman, willsbe the master of cere
monies> Allister Mitchell, '2E, and
Joseph Zias, '33, have been serving
with him on a committee that has
planned the smoker.
Entertainment will be furnished
by several boxing bouts between
members of the varsity boxing
squad. Coach "Let" Philbin will
explain some of the finer points of
this sport'
Final Figures Not Compiled; But
. Withdrawals Are Expected
to Offset Increase.
Second\semester registration to-
tals, computed as the office of Ira
M. Smith, registrar, closed last
night, were 61 below the same' fig-
ures of a year ago.
Assistants to the registrar indi-
cated that no reliable estimate of
the semester's t o t a 1 enrollment
could be made as yet because of
the fact that, while new enroll-
ments are being received constant-
ly, a considerable number of with-
drawals due to poor scholarship are
expected to keep the figure down.
Af totalof 285 men and 128 wo-
men have registered this semester,'
while 327 men and 147 women had
entered by this time last year, com-
parative totals being 474 for 1931
and 413 for 1932. No figures for to-
tal University enrollment w e r e

House Passes Interior Supply
Bill; $enate to Consider
Banking Measure.




Conference Mut Precede State
Action on "Lame Duck"
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16. - (A) -.
After days of debate, both houses
acted decisively toyay on important
legislation, the Senabe'-voting down
the bill for direct federal aid to
the uinemployed and the House
passing the $50,000,000 Interior de-
partment supply bill.
The House preyiously had ap-
proved the measure calling for a
constitutional .amendment to end
the "lame duck" session of Con-
The Senate has passed this reso-
lution also, but a conference be-
tween the two houses will be nec-
essa y to biing agreement on mi.n-
or differences before the proposed
amendment goes to the states for
The direct relief measure, calling
for $750,000,000 from the treasury,
was beaten by a vote of 48 to 35,
and the Senate immediately agreed
to take up the important Glass-
Steagall banking hill tomorrow.
The stand of President Hoover
against direct federal 'aid was up-
held when the Senate rejected by
a vote of 48 to 35 the LaFollette-
Costigan relief measure calling for
$750,000,000 from the treasury.
Party lines went to pieces-on the
rol calls- w ila* 1osed more than
two weeks of intense debate.
Filipino Will Present Islands'
Case on Independence
Question Today.

Albert C. Ritcblie.



ii cry," he said,
ainst tax levied;
enance, but be-
be a holiday in
ivies, there must.
holiday in high-
Control session
~he afternoon at
s the Highway
ig, J. S. Baker,
neer from Chi-
vocated driver's,
ninations as a
down accident
eport showed 30
n auto accidents
censes to dive
only after the
ved his compe-

[arsh, who is traffic
thority from Phila-
e discussion regard-
sfor reducing auto
arsh made reference
ords which have re-
ccessfully used as a
rinine what legisla-
1 and where traffic
are necessary.
Ming meeting H. C.
state Public Utilities
rther discussed the
Lghway signals and
B ulletins
uociated Press)
'ebruary 16, 1932
EEK-Ford Antes, 9,
er Simpson, 7, con-
y, officers said, to
:opta. country Sc bool
punishment inflicted
r on the Antes boy's
A hearing has been
ay before represent-
State and Interstate
imissions on the ap-
e New York Central
Central railroads for
of a line from Mar-,
-Mrs. Will H. Her-
a riPtrn'mi v va roll nf

Play by Mrs. Buchanan Praised
x by English Professor as
Being Brilliant.
The oppression of a ruthless fath-
er who heartlessly dominates his
family to such an extent that they
rise in open revolt and live their
own lives is the theme of "Bond-
age " which opens tomorrow night
at the Mendelssohn theatre under
the direction of the Wesley play-
er's gild.
Ruth Bacon Buchanan, an Ann
Arbor resident and graduate stu-
dent in the university, is the author
of this play which has been hailed
as, outstanding by local professors
of the drama. Prof. Roy W. Cow-
den, of the English department,
made the assertion that "Bondage"
contained the most effective first
act of any play he had ever read.
Mrs. Buchanan has the distinction
of having merited the first "A" in
Professor Cowden's drama class to
be awarded in the past three years.
The cast has not been confined
to the Wesley guild group but has
been recruited from the best dra-
matic talent on the campus at
large. Mrs. -Lowell Carr, wife of.
Professor Carr of the sociology de-
partment, will play the lead part,
the mother of the family around}
whose difficultieis the action, re-J
Other parts will be taken by Wil-
liam A. Jones, '32, Blossom Bacon,
Spec., Charles Beyerlein, '33A, Mrs.
H. S. Bull, and John Brackett, '33.
George W. Johnstbn, '30, is in
charge of directing the production.

Maryland Governor Will Touch
on Democratic Campaign
Plans Tuesday.
Prohibition, economic conditions,'
and the probable- democratic pla-
form for the presidential election, f
1932 will be topics that Governor
Albert C. Ritchie is expected to dis-
cuss in his address at they third of
the series of public meetings spon-
sored by the~c Union, 'which will be
held at 1 o'clock Tuesday, in the
main assembly room of the Union.
Iovernor Ritchie was secured by
Edward Kuhn, '32, recording secre-
tary of the Union, who has been
in charge of Union Forums -ine the
past. Kuhn stated yesterday that
it would be impossible to hold'dis-
cussion following the address by
the governor since his time in Ann
Arbor will be limited.
A luneheon will be held in the
honor of Governor Ritchie at 12:15
o'clock in the Union. Horatio Ab-
bott, Democratic National commit-
teeman, and William A. Comstock,
former democratic candidate for
the governorship of Michigan, will
be present.
Following the luncheon, Gover-
nor Ritchie will speak. His address
will' be open to the public and free
of charge.
He has been governor of Mary-
land for four consecutive terms an'd'
is the only man in the, history of
that-state who has- ever held the
office twice. He is a strong advo-,.
cate of states rights and is in favor'
of the repeal of the Eighteenth
Amendment of the Constitution.
Cleveland Election Is
Marked by Bloodshed
CLEVELAND, Feb. 16.-(P)-
Cleveland's first mayoralty election
in eight years closed tonight amid
bloodshed, fist fights and charges of
gun-toting against challengers.
The largest number of voters everr
recorded in a municipal ele'ction
here cast .votes for Prosecutor Ray
T. Miller, Democrat, and Daniel E.
Morgan, Republican, former City
Manager, for a two-year term. Elec-
tion officials estimated the votes at

PerLinent to the current invest-
igation being undertaken by the
Senate Territories and the Insular
Affairs committee which is seeking
to determine whether or not the
Philippine Islands should be given
their independence and in relation
to the present Far East crisis, Max-
imo Kalow, dean of the liberal arts
college of the University of the
Philippines and form-er member of
the University of Michigan faculty,
will deliver a lecture on "The De-
mand for Philippine Independence"
at 4:15 o'clock this afternoon in
'Natural Science auditorium on the
University lecture series.
In .his talk, Kalow will answer
questions pertaining to the Phili-
ppines and wil discuss the relation
of the Islands to the present Far
East crisis.
Dean Kalow is a widely known
publicist and one of the most im-
portant influences in Philippine
politics, Prof. Joseph R. Hayden
statedyesterday upon being inter-
viewed on the Kalow lecture.
den said, "who is better qualified
to talk on this'subject than Kalow.
Although he has been an independ-
ent in politics, being 'himself one of
the foremost men, and an ardent!
supporter of early independence
for the Islands, he has never hesi-
tated to attack ' political leaders
when he felt they were not acting
in the best interiests of the people."
Roy Hadson to Train
K With Cleveland Team
CLEVELAND,Feb. l0.-(/P)-Roy
Hudson of Gerard, Ohio, captain of
the 1931 Michigan football team,
will be a member of the Cleveland
! Indians baseball club spring train-
ing at New Orleans.
Hudson, first baseman, agreed to-
day to General Manager B ill y
Evans' suggestion that he work out
with the club this spring to give
Roger Peckinpaugh an opportunity
to see him as a notential major

ese Unlimber 'Biggest Artillery
Thus Far Used, Causing Heavy
Casualties and Damage


SHANGHAI, Feb. 16.-(I)--Wednesday big guns blazed
tle over the entire Shanghai front after an all night artillery du
shook the city, hurled shells into the area patrolled by United
marines, and wounded two British bluejackets. Japanese naval
quarters said the Chinese had unlimbered the heaviest artiller
far used in a tremendous effort to wipe out the Japanese-occ
Hongkew section of the international settlement, causing tl
casualties and! considerable damage.
The battle was fought on a line reaching from Chapei to 2
wan, half-way to the Woosung forts. The Chinese bombar
around Kiangwan was described as s'evere by the Japanese.
and machine gun barrages were laid down with the falling she]
"Although the Chinese are now using shells of .great exq
power," the Japanese said, "they have failed to obliterate th
anese position in Hongkew." At Woosung the invaders' p
was entirely in the hands of Japanese soldiers "preparing to ta
offensive," in the words of their officers.
TOKIO, Feb. _6.-(P)-Official Japanese advices from
ingtorntoday said Secretary of State Henry L. Stimsdon was pre
to present to Japan formal complaints against the commanders
Japanese expedition in the international settlement in Shangha
TOKIQ, Feb. z6.-(P)-Japanese officials at Shanghai
authorized by their government today to hand the Chinese a
matun that the Chinese nineteenth route army withdraw wi
kilometers from the boundaries of the international settlemen
Otherwise the incumbent general Kenkichi Uyeda, eomnr
of the Japanese military expedition to Shanghai, was authori

Former Figure in Taxi Price War
Sentenced for Violating
Liquor Probation.
Wilford "Frenchy" LeBeau, for-
mer wildcat taxicab driver whol
figured largely in the recent price,
controversy, yesterday was' sent-
enced to serve a term of 1 to 2 years
in Jackson state prison for violat-
ing his probation.
Arrested Saturday on a charge of
driving while drunk, LeBeau plead-
ed guilty on Monday before Justice
J. H. Payne, and was sentenced to
County jail for 15 days, fined, and
ordered to 1iave his license revoked.
Less than four hours later he was.
arraigned in Circuit 'court. Records
showed that he had been placed on
probation on Jan.a30, 1930, for vio-
lating the liquor law..
LeBeau was characterized by Cir-
cuit Judge George W. Sample as,
having been a discredit to the pro-
bationary system.
Chapard Will Speak
ohz Works of Painter
Louis Chapard, instructor in the
French department, will speak on
the contemporary French painter,
Paul Gauguin, for the fourth lec-
ture of the series being sponsored
by the Cercle* Francais. The lec-
ture will be given at 4:15 o'clock
today in room 103 in the Romance
Language building.i

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compel such withdrawal by
Shanghai was kept awake a
night by an artillery duel be
Japanese and Chinese batter
which the Japa'nese u-d .
guns just placed in Hag ;i
The United'States consul g
at Shanghai was infored of
attack by a roving band of J
ese on a school conducted t
American Methodist E p i s' c
Church, South.
The raiders smashed fur
and windows and scattered
books and records, the consi
toid. Two previous raids ha
curred at the same school, a
each case there was a forma
test to the Japanese authc
who said each time there wo
no Fepetition.
AWARD $160,000
Michigan Retains Bulk of
as Controversy Ends
160,000 dollars is the port
the estate which the cour
awarded the widow of the lat
liam W. Cook, university be
tor. The signing of the papE
cently in Los Angeles mark(
finale of a case which has bi
the fire over a year and whi(
involved the tie up of betwe
and ten million dollars of t
tate which Mr. Cook willed
An out of court agreemer
reached in December betweE
attorneys of the universit;
those of Mrs. Cook awardir
bulk of the estate to the u
sity, 'however the='actual sign
the papers was delayed.

Stars Head Comedy Club Ca


Fears That Stud ets Will Duck
late Exams Is Objection.
A permanent exaimation sched-
ule 'so arranged that Dr. Daniel L.
Rich, director of classification, who
devised the plan, believes that it
can be used for 10 years without
revision is to be put into effect next
fall, it was announced yesterday.
By arrangement with the facul-
ties of, the music and graduate
schools, the schedule, which was
accented hv the literarv shonl fac;-

tions were to come. Under the plan,
as it is to go into operation, it will
be possible only to avoid conflicts+
by electing courses not in the same
groups, actual examination dates
dot being given out until midse-
mester time.
The plan classes the courses in
the literary school into 18 regular
groups, a code letter for each group
to appear in the announcement for
1932-33, while a large irregular
group, consisting mainly of gradu-
I r r n - - i n,-vir. a3ic c. Jefi: +rn

Parts for Comedy club's next off-
ering "Anthony and Anna" which.
opens Thursday of next week at1
the Mendelssohn theatre have been
ca with many campus dramatic
figures of well established reputa-
tion in 'Ann Arbor theatre going
The final cast as announced yes-
terday includes: Robert C. McDon-
ald, '32, playing the male lead,
Anthony Fair,- the young English-
man around whose love affair the
action of the play moves. McDonald
is known for his performance as the
gay nineties villian in the burlesque
melodrama, "The Streets of New
York" given last fall by comedy

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Jacob Penn, the Babbitesque
American millionaire will be played
by Maxwell Pribil, '33, whose char-
acter acting throughout Comedy
club's last year's season was well
received. Anna Penn, the million-
aire's daughter will be done by Ruth
Stesil, '33, who played a feminine
lead in "Pierre Patelin" last year.
Frances (Billie) Johnson, '33, who
played in "The Streets of New
York," will handle the part of Lady
Cynthia Speedwell, a gentlewoman
of reduced circumstances.
Herbert A. Milliken, '33, and L.
B. Gilbert, '33, will take the parts'
of George and Fred respectively.
"Anthony, and Anna"' has been

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obsessed with a strange ii
eomplex and during the
course of the love affair env
headlines in the Chicago pap
effect that a prominent mi
aire's daughter is giving up
lous millions for an ideal love
with an indigent adventurer.
Remarkable innovations i
design, including a scene.i
English inn that is built ,on
levels are reported by thc
charge of the production.
Harrison, '32, and Al Handle
have perfected this side of th
St. John Irvine, the author
play is well known as the wr

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