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Annual Ban quet
Land Utilization Is Topic
At Afternoon Meeting;
Five Papers Presented
(Con tined from Page1)
ered in the new era we arc begin-
ning, stated Mr. Wyer, and some of
the old arts of housekeeping must
be resurrected to make a success 'of
the "back to the land movement."
The "back to the land movement"
may be transferring the people from
a place of slow starvation to a place
of swift starvation, however, accord-
Ing to George Wehrwein, University
of Wisconsin, who spoke on the bal-
ance of land use.
Cites Minnesota Example
An experiment of zoning a county
in Minnesota so that certain sections
can be put to specific uses only is
working out very well, he stated, and
from all indications may prove to be
a means of slashing state taxes. In
this particular county, a certain area
is restricted to forest and recrea-
tional purposes only thus doing away
with needs for good roads, schools
and other public officials. In one case
cited, it cost $375 to educate a child
n a thinly populated area whereas
it cost only $40 to educate a child
in a more densely populated area.
S. B. Locke, Izaak Walton League
of America forwarded a plan of game
preservation whereby certain areas
would become more valuable by this
method because it could be used for
recreation.'
Federal Forester Speaks
E. W. Tinker, United States Forest
&rvice, told of the work being done
at the Chippewa National Forest. He.
said that the forest had taken in
more in receipts than it bad spent,
and said that much valuable infor-
mation was being obtained at the
forest preservation.
Harold Titus, Michigan Conserva-
tion Commission, told how the land
in the upper part of the state may
be made more valuable by stocking
the ivers with fish and breeding
game. He stated that the land
around Alpena had increased in,
value considerably by such methods,
as many hunting clubs had organized
in that region, thus putting back on
the tax roll land which had formerly
been given back to the state. More
co-operation from the legislature is
needed to carry out the work, how-
ever.
Reeves To Speak
At a luncheon of the history and
politieal science section to be held
at 12:15 p .m. today in the Union,
Prof. Jesse S. Reeves of the political
science department here will outline
what he considers to be essential fea-
tures of a new constitution for Mich-
igan. Past state constitutions will be
discussed at the morning meeting of
the section, beginning at 10 a. m. in
Room 1025 Angell Hall. Harold M.
Dorr of the political science depart-
ment is to speak on the constitution
of 1835; Claude S. Larzelere, of Cen-
tral State Teachers College, that of
1850; and D, C. Shilling, of Western
State Teachers College, that adopted
in 190 and still in use,
The political and the aesthetic will
dominate the program of the langu-
age and literature section, which
meets at 9 a. m, today in Room 2013
Angell Hall. Claude M. Newlin, of
Michigan State College, will speak on
"Party Politics in Lord Lyttelton's
Persian Letters." The political views
of Robert Burns will be discussed by
Prof. Everett ,. Brown of the politi-
cal science department in a second
paper, Also scheduled for this morn-
ing's program is a talk by Prof. O. J.
Campbell, head of the English de-
partment, on the subject, "Anticipa-
tions of Modern Aesthetic Theoryin
Wordsworth's Preface to the Lyrical

Ballads," and a paper entitled "Shel-
ley-Imagination and Values," by Dr.
Bennett Weaver of the English de-
partment.
Economics And Sociology
The dificulties of taxation and
public expenditures in Michigan were
presented in four papers yesterday
morning at the section of economigs'
and sociology. The discussion cen-{
tered around the problem of the ex-
treme necessity of funds for unem-
ployment administration and educa-
tional purposes while receiving little
or no revenue from property and in-t
come taxes. -

9:00 a.m.

9:15 a.m
10:00 a. m.
12:15 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
2:00 p. m.
3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.

Section of Botany. Ro
Section of Forestry. R
Section of Geology an
Science Building.
Section of Language
Hall.
Section of Psychology.
lug.
Section of Zoology. Ro
Section of Mathematics
Section of History and
Hall,
Luncheon for Members
tical Science. Michigan
Section of Mathematic
Meeting of the Council
ing.
Section of Psychology.
Northville.
Business meeting of th
cnce Building.

College, followed with a discussion
I of Chinese classical poetry, reading
W 11 V Proyrain several translations which he had
made,
Prof. Amos R. Morris of the Eng-
om 2003, Natural Science Building. lish department showed chrats which
oom 2039, Natural Science Building, had been compiled by Richard Steele
d Mineralogy. Room 3056, Natural and William Gardiner, contempo-
raries of Edmund Keane and David
and Literature. Room 2235, Angell Garrick, famous Shakespearean ac-
tors, illustrating the inflection which
Room 1121, Natural Science uild- these men were thought to have
given to their renditions of Shakes-
om 2116, Natural Science Building. pearean roles.
Room301, Agel flil.PIntL Carl L. Dahlstrom of the en-
s. Room 3017, Angell Hall. :1 C1-
Polticl Sienc cod 05, iz 11gineecring collage spoke on "The Cri't-
Political Science, Rohom 1025, Angell ical Appreciation of Literature," say-
ing that the fundamental essence of
of the SeCtion of History and Peli- art is rhythm.
Union. In the afternoon session, Harold
s. Room 3017, Angell Hail. Whitehall, assistant editor of the
Room 4065, Natural Science Build- Middle Enmlish Dictionary, explained
the dialect of Lancashire, England.
Wayne County Training School at Prof. Eugene E. Rovillain of the
I French department spoke on the es-
c Academy. Roam 2003, Natural Sri- sence of thought of the French writ-
ers of the eighteenth century. These
writes rebelled against the narrow-
ness of the church end of the theolo-
been placed on the shoulders of men gians, yet looked toward God, said
in research, said Dr. Larkum, and Professor Rovillain.
consequently their chance for re- Prof. J. 0. Smith of Michigan State
I search activity has been lessened. In I College gave a lecture on the aspects
conclusion Dr. Lai: .mm said that he of self-criticism which are found in
believed that these two harmful the writings of the Spanish novelist,
growths would be removed by the Blasco Ibanez, quoting from his
stringencies of the depression and works.
that biological research would be The Lycee of L o u i s - le - Grand,
benefited. termed the most famous secondary
At the symposium on tuberculosis school in France, was discussed by
held yesterday afternoon ih this sec- Prof. R. Clyde Ford, of Michigan
tion, Dr. Theodore J. Ferle of the State Normal College.
Michigan Tuberculosis Association
spoke on "Tuberculosis and PublicFoAnd
Laws.," "Poverty and tuberculosis re ry Geography
seem to walk hand in hand," said Foresters and geographers invited
Dr. Ferle, "and thus the burden of experts in other fields to speak to
caring for victims of the disease falls them yesterday morning at their
upon the shoulders of the state." joint meeting on problems of the
Dr. Ferle showed that approxi- upuer peninsula of Michigan. A gen-
mately $200,000 a day was being ;ral survey was presented, but little
spent for care of patients by the state attempt was made at the solution of
and that expenditures for three days the problems raised.
Prof. Thomas H. Reed of the po-
litical science department declared
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Some form of taxation which will
bring in immediate revenue must
be devised for the present, since it is
impossible to decrease the budget for
public expenditures further, stated
M. F. Thurston, formerly of the Uni-
versity of Detroit, in his paper on
"Some Suggested Changes in the
Michigan Tax Structure." A general
sales tax on all retail products, heavy
amusement taxes, and a varied lux-
ury tax were suggested as the most
possible sources of revenue. With the
return of more stable economic con-'
ditions Mr. Thurston maintained
that the income tax should be
equalized and enforced.
Suggests State Loans
The impossibility of expecting any,
returns from the present system of
property taxation was brought out
by R. Wayne Newton, secretary of
State Commission of Inquiry into
Cost of Local Government, when he
spoke on "Tax Delinquency in Michi-
gan."
"With the state's policy of remov-
ing the penalty for late payment of
taxes, fewer men attempt to pay on
time," Dr. Newton said. "A possible
solution would be for the state to
make loans to counties and munici-
palities to cover outstanding debts,
which would be gradual payment of
delinquent taxes."
Funds from the state are necessary
to carry on the administration of un-
employment relief, said W. J. Horton,
late chairman of Mayor's Emergency
Relief Committee in Detroit, since
the Reconstruction Finance Corpora-
tion will soon refuse aid unless better
management of state funds is made.
Unemployment relief work is destined
to extend for several years and can
no longer be considered a local re-
sponsibility, Mr. Horton concluded.
The subject of the speech was "Pub-
lie Unemployment Relief Expendi-
tures in Michigan."
Rural Schools Discussed
A plah to reorganize the distribu-
tion of the Primary School Fund,
partially appropriated by the state,
in order to equalize the aid given to
various districts was the basis of the
speech given by F. M. Thurn, of
Michigan State College. He showVed
charts to illustrate the advantages of
closing badly equipped rural schools
by a change in the distribution of
students. "Rural School District Re-
organization and Financing" was thek
subject of his speech.
Prof. Morris A. Copeland of the
economics department here was
unanimously elected chariman of the
economics and sociology section for
the coming year at a luncheon meet-
ing yesterday. Prof. Max HandmanE
of the local economics department
spoke on "Techno-racy and the
Power Profit Motive."
Sanitary And
Medi Science
"Biojogical research, like practical-
ly all lines of activity, went beyond
the bounds of sound progression dur-
ine nn f.vnr f n c o itv"N x~n-

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Prof. Jesse S. Reeves of the politi-
cal science department will speak on
"Some Essential Features. of a New
Constitution for Michigan" at a
luncheon at 12:15 p. m. today in the
Union.
now amounted to the total annual
cost 25 years ago. "An effort is being
i made to humanize care of patients,
so that individual treatment near
home may be provided," Dr. Forle
said.
In a talk on the incidence of tu-
berculosis' occurence, Dr. D. 11.
Douglas of Northville declared that
Eit was 1.74 student PlerG housand in
the arts ection of the Univevsi' y and
k21. student per thousand in the
Medical School. Experiments have
proved, however, that incidence of
the disease among persons caring for
tuberculous paticnt s is extremely low
and not, a life has been lost from this
cause in the last ten years in Michi-
gan.

ing paSL years oz prOSper iy, iewLtOn !
W. Larkum, chairman of the Sani- IUI glgc uI i r
ta'y and Medical Science section, de- Subjects varying from a considera-
clared at the section luncheon yester- tion of the dialect of three parishes
day. in Lancashire, England, to the per-
"Just as plants must be pruned to sonnel of the Bread and Cheese Club,
preveiV too exuberant growth," Dr. American literary organindtion in the
Larkum continued, "so must biologi- early uineteenth century, wcre prc-
cal research activities be checked sented yesterday before the languaet
along certain lines,." He pointed out and literature section.
that during the last few years far The morning session was opened
too many papers have been written l by Albert H. Marckwardt of the Eng-
and published by those interested in lish department who gave the results
research which were unnecessary and of his research concerning the mem-
not worthy of attention. "Conse- bership of the Bread and Cheese
quently papers of greater merit have Club, of which James Fenimore
not been justly recognized," he stated. f Cooper was a member.
Too much administrative work has Prof. Robert W. Clack, of Alma

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