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Editorials
The Proposed Budget
Cut.

VOL. XLHI No. 132 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1933

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Workers Will
End Welfare
StrikeToday
Common Council Rescinds
Action Limiting Food
Allowance
Hiundreds Atend
City Hall Meeting
Ministerial Association Of-
fers A Petition Asking
For Sewage Plant
Ann Arbor's welfare labor strike
will end today, as a result of action
taken by the Common Council last
night at the City Hall. The council
unanimously decided to rescind its
cut on the food allowance and to
meet and discuss the situation with
the workers' representatives Tuesday.
This action met with the approval
of Earhart Bank and Scott Polk,
leaders of the workers' delegation,
and they promised that the strikers
would get back to work.
More than 300 people attended the
meeting, completely filling the coun-
cil room and overflowing into the
corridor and down the building's
stairway. Rules which normally pro-
hibit spectators from entering the
space reserved for the councilmen
were waived and a good part of the
crowd stood up within the railing.
Most of those present were workers,
but representatives of the Ann Arbor
Trades Council, the Ministerial Asso-
ciation, interested spectators, and a
number of campus agitators were
also there. The crowd's temper was
generally good-natured and the final
decision met with much applause.
"Willing To Co-Aperate"
Banks spoke for the workers, say-
ing that some people in his group
were in "pretty bad shape" and not
in a condition to take care of their
wives and children decently. "We
want to bring our children up as
they should be," Banks said, "and
we want to do the decent thing with
the council. We realize the problem
and are willing to work with the
council to solve it. We are asking
only one thing: to go back to the
basis existing before the latest cut."
Aid. Emil Schlenker, chairman of
the poor and cemetery committee,
replied that the committee had con-
sistently endeavored to do its best
to both the welfare laborer and the
taxpayer. "There are about 8,000
others in this city who are just hang-
ing on, re.ady to fall over into your
group at any moment. I think that
Ann Arbor is paying as much money
as any other city in this state, if not
more," he said.
The Rev. Harold Marley, pastor of
the Unitarian Church, presented a
petition in behalf of the Ann Arbor
Ministerial Association. It called for
the removal of the cut on food, for
a reduction in the gas and electric
rates of welfare workers, and for the
erection of a sewage disposal plant.
"Workers Earn Money"
Speaking as one of the workers,
E. A. Hall said that the city's news-
papers are presenting an incorrect
picture when, they call the workers
"indigents living off the city." The
workers, Hall said, "are going out
earning that money by. hard labor.
We are not giving them a thing.
A representative of the Trades
Council said that scrip should be
eliminated and the men paid in ac-
tual money. On behalf of. the coun-
cil, he asked that the workers be al-
lowed to buy where they wanted to,

rather than at stores designated by
the city, and suggested that the work
be handled by the city engineer
rather than the poor committee of
the Common Council.
Mayor H. Wirt Newkirk reported
on the meeting he and a number of'
other city officials had had with state
representatives at Lansing. One-half
of the weight tax, he said, was to be
used for welfare work in the various
counties as soon as a bill legalizing
such a distribution of money could
be put through the State Legislature.
(omi nmiity Orchestra
fo Assist 'Saint Joan'
Music and drama will combine to
form the "worship through art"
service to be given Sunday at Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre where the trial
scene from "Saint Joan" by George
Bernard Shaw will be presented as
part of the project being sponsored
by the Student Christian Associa-
tion, the Council for Religion, and;

Survey Shows Other Colleges
Allow Late hours F'or Women

Senior women at the majority of {
a representative group of American
colleges and universities canvassed
by The Daily are given special late
hours privileges, according to the
result of a survey just completed.
Although few co-educational and
women's colleges have later hours for
senior women than those in force,
at Michigan, four institutions of the
thirteen canvassed reported more lax
restrictions for women students in
general. They are Ohio .State Uni-
versity, the University of California
at Berkeley, the University of Chi-
cago, and the University of Minne-
sota.
At only one of the schools con-
tacted-Chicago-are, women entirely
free from hours regulations. At Ohio
State all women students are per-
mitted to remain out until 1 a. m.
Friday and Saturday nights, and
may stay out one hour after any
campus social function.
Extra Nights For Ohio Seniors
Regulations at, Ohio State also,
permits senior women to stay out
until midnight one additional night
during each week, while at the Uni-
versity of California at Berkeley

senior and junior women may "use
their own discretion with regard to
nights outs," according to the rules
in force there, but "may not enter-
tain callers in their houses after 2:15
a. m.",
A letter received by The Daily
from William E. Scott, director of
student activities at the University
of Chicago, states in part:
"There are no' sororities at the
University of Chicago, so that the
only women students over whom the
university exercises jurisdiction are
those living in the several residence
halls.
Chicago Has No Rules
"There are no regulations relative
to the time women students must
return to the halls. As a matter of
protection against prowlers, the
doors are locked at 10:15 p. m. Stu-
dents returning after that time are
admitted by a portress, who is on
duty throughout the night.
"The university officially is not
concerned with the private lives of
its students. The freedom enjoyed
by women students, generally speak-
ing, is not abused, and has occasioned
(Wontimied on Page 2)

Campus Shops
Start Plan Of
'Trade Dollars'

Will Be Given With
Purchase Of $5;
Be Redeemed In 3

Each
Must
Days

Many stores and business firms
with which students deal are among
those inaugurating the trade dollar
plan Friday, a list of merchants en-
gaged in the project shows. The list
was made public yesterday by the
Chamber of Commerce, which is in-
dorsing the idea.
Among the drug stores which will'
give away one trade dollar with every
five dollar purchase Friday are Cal-
kins-Fletcher, Crippen's, Cahcw Co.,
Swift's, and the Quarry. Included
among the men's furnishing stores
are Saffell and Bush, Wild, and Wag-
ner. Dey Studio, Francisco and
Boyce, Rembrandt Studio, and Rent-
schler's Studio will likewise engage
in the plan. Other firms dealing with
students, such as Goldman Brothers,
Greene Cleaners, Michigan Beauty
Shop, Campus Bootery, and Dewey
Smith Barber Shop are all included.
These firms are among the nearly
150 which will present to every pur-
chaser one trade dollar for every
five dollars worth of goods bought.
The trade dollar may then be used
to buy other goods in either the same
store where it was originally given
away or in any one of the other
stores in the group. It has a full
value of one dollar, the same as ,a
dollar bill of United States currency.
However, the dollar must be used
within three days of the time it comes
into a person's possession, thus in-
suring the fact that it will be used at,
least twice a week. Before it can!
be used, the buyer will have to pur-I
chase a two-cent stamp from the
store where the purchase is being
made. This stamp will be placed on
the back of the dollar.
At 'the end of six months, each
dollar, having transferred hands at
least twice a week, will have $1.04 in
stamps on it. Each trade dollar will
then be redeemable for a regular
dollar. The extra four cents is to
cover the cost of printing and adver-
tising.
Although trade dollars can be used
to buy goods at any time during the
six months, they will be given away
with five dollar purchases for one
day only, Friday. They can be used,
furthermore, only for purchases of
over one dollar. No change will be
given on trade dollars.
Backers of the plan claim it will
stimulate business in Ann Arbor be-
cause: 1 people will buy goods they
need Friday in order to get the free
dollar, and 2 it will be used at least'
twice a week, thus encouraging trade.
lay Production Will
Give Two Spring Shows
In order to give training to a,
larger number of students, Play Pro-
duction will present two spring shows
instead of the usual one, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Valentine B.
Windt, director. "Journey's End" by
R .C. Sheriff and "Cardle Song" by
Martinez Sierra, two recent Broad-
way successes have been chosen for
production.

Kosnonosov, Czar
Of Hillel Players,
Leaves For Minsk
By GEORGE SPELVIN
Dmitri Komonosov - "supervisory
director" - it's done by mail - and
mirrors.
The extent to which a dramatic
organization will go to lure an un-!
suspecting public into its clutches
("box-office" to you) was demon-
strated by the Hillel Players' neatest
trick of the week.
A former member of the celebrated
Moscow Art Theatre passed through
Ann Arbor recently wrote a few let-
ters, and, before you could say "Dmi-
tri Komonosov," Hillel blossomed out
with a publicity campaign using his
name.
Komonosov, it seems, has been
connected for some .years with Amer-
ican presentations of "The Dybbuk,"
and has given technical advice on
settings and costumes for the current
presentation of the play here-pri-
marily by remote control.
Daily reporters were rebuffed yes-
terday in an attempt to interview
Hillel's "technical director," and it
was discoverd that the rebuff was
not so much due to a commendable
modesty on the director's part as to
the fact that no one knew where he
was.
Rabbi Bernard Heller (head of
Hillel Foundation)-"The dramatic
work is more or less out of my hands.
I am told a director has been secured,
but I guess'he is in Detroit now."
Philip C. Shorr (box-office attend-
ant)-"He isn't here this afternoon.
No, I've never seen him."
Melburn L. Brizdale (ditto ditto)-
"Let me handle this, let me handle
this! Naw, he's gone to Chicago. He
was here two weeks ago but I didn't
see him."
Unidentified person (ditto ditto
ditto)-"He was here Monday."
Chorus of actors and stagehands-
"Who?"
At press time last night it was ru
morde that Kosmonosov is in Flint,
Saginaw, or Petrozavodsk.
Will Bar Long
Speeches At
SpringParley
All speeches at the Spring Parley
will ,be extemporeaneous in nature,
according to Jule Ayers, '33, chair-
man of the executive committee. No
member of the panel jury will pre-
pare lengthy addresses which might
bore the audience during the parley.
"Only under exceptional circum-
stances will any individuals be allow-
ed to hold the floor for more than
three minutes," he said. This rule will
apply to both faculty members serv-
ing on the panel jury and to those
in the audience.
An informal discussion will open
the parley Friday afternoon when
All faculty members and stu-
dents are cordially invited to at-I
tend the spring parley, Faithj
Ralph, '33, announced yesterday.
four of the jurymen, Prof. Max S.
Handman of the economics depart-
ment, Prof. DeWitt H. Parker of the
philosophy department, Prof. John F.

Einstein Will
Drop German
CitizenRights
Scientist Seeks To Sever
Connection, Protesting
Anti-Semitic Campaign
Boycott Of Jewish
To Begin Saturday
Nazi Manifesto Holds Jews
Responsible For 'Libel-
ous Foreign Propaganda'
BERLIN, March 29.-(P)-As direct
action, repressive measures by Chan-
cellor Adolph Hitler's Nazis got un-
der way against Jews in many parts
of Germany today as a prelude to
the nation-wide anti-Jewish boycott
which begins Saturday, it was learned
that Professor Einstein has taken
steps to renounce his Prussian citi-
zenship.
Professor Einstein, a Jew, became a
citizen in 1914 when he accepted a
position with the Prussian Academy
of Sciences. Upon landing at Brus-
sels after his recent trip to the Uni-
ted States,.he wrote to the German
consulate there for information about
the steps necessary to end his citi-
zenship. He pointed out that he for-
merly was Swiss.
Boycott Begins Saturday
The anti-Jewish boycott, the dead-
line for which was set by Nazi party
authorities at 10 a. m. Saturday, al-
ready has begun in many sections of
the Reick. There were numerous
reports of the picketing of Jewish
stores and other repressive measures,
but Berlin heard of no serious.
clashes.
The Jewish newspaper Vossiche
Zeitung, commenting on the boycott,
said if it "is carried out it would
mean the economic ruin of hundreds
of thousands of German Jews, irre-
spective of age or sex, and the ejec-
tion of German Jewry from German
communities."
A long manifesto issued .:by the
Nazi party last night announced the
boycott is to be inaugurated at 10
a. m. Saturday "like a blow." It said
innocent must not suffer, but that
the guilty must not be spared. It
added the boycott was fromulated
for defense of the Nazi party "against
the atrocity propaganda abroad."
Jews Held Responsible
Jews now living in Germany were
held responsible for these so-called
"libels."
The long-standing Nazi resentment
against the influx of Jews into Ger-'
many during the World War, be-i
cause of hostilities in Jewish popu-
lation centers on the eastern front,
and after the war, as a result of per-
secution of Jews in other eastern
European countries, was reviewed in
the statement.
"What would America do if Ger-
mans in America turned against that
country as do the Jews in Germany?"
it asked. "For decades Germany has
admitted every foreigner without re-
striction. One .-hundred thirty-five
persons live on a square kilometer in
Germany, and in America hardly 15
to the square kilometer. Despite this,
America has restricted immigration,
even excluding completely certain
nationalities."
SEEK TO REVOKE HONOR
KOTBUS, Germany, March 29.-
(MP)-Nazi members of the new city
council introduced a resolution to-
day to revoke the honorary citizen-
ship conferred upon Charles A. Le-
vine in 1927.

Fight Over Property Tax
Holds Up Appropriations
Bill In House
Administration May
Propose Other Levy
University Funds Up For
Discussion On April 11,
DuringSpring Vacation
LANSING, March 29. -(P) -Im-
portant appropriation bills were held
up in the house today as Republican
members sparred to find out whether
the administration program propos-
ing the abolition of the state prop-
erty tax is to be completed.
Measures providing drastic cuts in
appropriations for penal institutions
and the University and Michigan
State College were ready for consid-
eration in committee of the whole.
Rep. George C. Watson (Rep., Capac)
declared if such bills are passed now,
with a tax clause attached, a state
property tax will be necessary.
"I have been informed the admin-
istration proposes to secure revenues
for state operation from other
sources. If we pass bills with a tax
clause, ordering the amount raised
by property taxation, it would be
necessary to recall and amend all of
them if a sales tax or other new
form of revenue should be enacted
later. We also should allocate the
new 15-mill tax before passing ap-
propriations if we are going to have
a property tax," Watson said.
Democratic and Republican lead-
ers joined to defer action on the bills.
A measure providing for a cut of
more than $500,000 in the appropria-
tions for Jackson, Marquette and
Ionia prisons was made a special
order of business for next Tuesday
and bills to cut deeply the mill-tax
appropriations for the University and
University To Meet
}ne-falff O}f Pay Roll
A 50 per cent pay roll will be
issued by the University tomor-
row, according to a statement is-
sued last night by Shirley W.
Smith, vice-president and secre-
tary of the University. A release
of funds from the state treasurer
permitted the payment, which
amounts to approximately $300,-
000.
Michigan State College were made
special orders for April 11.
Upon motion of Rep. Vern J.
Brown (Rep., Mason) the house then
dcided to hold up all appropriation
measures hereafter for at least five
days after they are reported from
committee to give members a chance
to study their provisions. University
and Michigan State College commit-
tees meanwhile have arranged for
conferences with college authorities
to determine the effect of the pro-
posed cuts.
A new plan to meet tiw demand
of the Reconstruction Finance Corp.
that the state appropriate funds for
welfare relief before further loans
are released, was offered by Repre-
sentatives Edward B. Kirkwood and
Ate Dykstra, both Republicans.

An Open LeUer
To the Student Body:
A bill has been proposed in the
State Legislature that would cut
more than $2,000,030 from the
State appropriation to the Univer-
sity. This amount of money is
more than one-third of the total
that the University will spend this
year. The results of such a cut
would be:
1. Increase in tuition.
2. Curtailment of curricula.
3. Reduction of faculty members'
salaries.
4. The eventual resignation of
many outstanding professors.
These elements would make
Michigan a fourth-rate institution.
Today petitions will be circulated
among you asking the Legislature
not to cut the percentage of mill-
tax received by the University. Be-
cause of decreased property values,
this would mean a reduction of ap-
proximately $200,000 in the money
received from Lansing. This is as
large a cut as the University can
afford to take and still retain its
present status.
Your signature on this petition
may materially aid the University.
We urge you to co-operate.
The Editors.
Corridor Is
Discussed By
Count Sforza
Says 'Sforza Line' Was
Only Fai And Square
Boundary Settlement
Problems in international relations
brought forth by three European
bones of contention, Upper Silesia,
the Polish Corridor, and Austria,
were discussed yesterday by Count
Carlo Sforza in a lecture delivered
in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The Upper Silesian plebiscite, at;
which this disputed territory voted
to go with Germany, was discussed at
some length by the count, who told of
the "Sforza Line" and of the League
of Nations' committee appointed to
settle the Silesian boundary dispute.
The boundary advocated by the
"Sforza Line" was ultimately reject-
ed, he said, although informing the
"line" he had kept in mind the prin-
gples of nationality.
"The League of Nations called my
proposed boundary 'that damned
Sforza Line,'" the count said. "My
boundary was always bobbing up be-
_ause it was, as I still believe, the
Subsequent addresses to be de-
livered by Count Carlo Sforza in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre will be
thrown open for forum discussion
after the regular lecture. The dis-
cussions will last about 20 min-
utes. It has also been announced
that no distinction will be made
between "semi-public" and "pub-
lic" addresses. All will be held
publicly in Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre.
only fair and square settlement. But
the league reasoned that popular
opinion would accuse them of making
no progress if they didn't introduce
some new plan. Most of Silesia is
Polish-the league esteemed coal
.nore than men."
With respect to the Polish Corr-
;iro, Count Sforza declared that
there was a fundamental psychologi-
-al misunderstanding between Ger-
many and Poland. He urged a Pol-
ish-German alliance as a means of
stimulating trade and international
good-will and preventing the further
impoverishment of East Prussia, now
severed from the larger part of Ger-
many.

Count Sforza called the Versailleb
Peace clause which prevents an Aus-
tro-German union "a most stupid
mistake."
"Why shouldn't these two countries
amalgamate?" he asked. "Everything
in Austria is Germany. The only dif-
ferences are the postage stamps and
the national flag. It seems to me
not a bad idea to evaluate once more
the "genius" of Bismarck, who thrust
Austria from Germany in the Nine-
teenth Century."

Leading Campus Groups
Campaign For Retention
Of Six-Tenths Mill Tax
See Curtailment Of
Campus Operations
'Too Far In Interests Of
Economy,' Pack Says In
Opposing Bill
Plans to circulate petitions request-
ing the Legislature to allow the Uni-
versity appropriation to remain at
six-tenths of a mill Were announced
last night by the National Student
League, and leaders of Michigamua
and Sphinx, senior and junior honor
societies.
The petitions will be circulated if
classrooms, at strategic points on
campus, and in fraternities, sorori-
ties, and dormitorities. They will be
in the following form:
"We, the undersigned, students of
the University of Michigan, believing
that the proposed 50 per cent reduc-
tion in the appropriations from th
State Legislature to the University
is excessive and would:
The Petition
1) Seriously cripple the educational
facilities of the institution;
2) Reduce the size of the faculty,
and substantially decrease the salar-
ies of remaining teachers;
3) Materially raise tuition fees 'of
students; and
4) Undermine the standing of the
institution as one of the leading uni-
versities of the Middle West, hereby
petition the members of the State
Legislature to permit the appropria-
tion to remain at six-enths of a mill."
Precautions are being taken to pro
vent a' duplication of signatures.
The campus action follows the off-
ial proposal yesterday at Lansing
by the House ways and means com-
mittee to reduce by one-half the.
present mill-tax appropriation to the
University, and to set up a maximum
limit on the mill-tax appropriation
of $2,000,000. Trhe present lmita-
tion is $4,900,000.
Officials of the University refused
to comment on the situation, but un-
official predictions were that if the
proposal were adopted, operation of
the University would necessarily be
seriously impaired,
Pack Opposes Bill
Rep. Phil C. Pack (Rep., Ann Ar-
aoI) vehemently criticized the bill
yesterday and declared that "they
might just as well close the Univer-
sity." He said he was "for economy,"
but that this was "going too far."
The House proposal comes on the
heels of a bill introduced Monday in
the upper chamber by Sen. William
Palmer, (Dem., Flint) proposing a
cut of more than $1,000,000 in. the
University appropriation. This bill
was defended by Sen. Henry C. Glas-
ner, chairman of the Senate finance
and appropriations committee, who
declared it was part of the prelim-
inary budget report of his commit-
tee.
House Amends,
Passes, Bill For
Conservation
WASHINGTON, March 29.--AP)-A
huge and willing House Democratic
majority today floundered through a
parliamentary maze, engineered by
Republican opponents, but finally
succeeded in passing President Roose-
velt's bill designed to provide em-
ployment and conserve the forests.
Because gag rules temporarily had
been thrown aside for the first time
during House consideration of a

Roosevelt measure, some amend-
ments were inserted. This made im-
possible final Congressional action
tonight, as the Senate must act on
the changes.
While the House was talking about
the forest conservation bill, the Sen-
ate got a foretaste of what is to
happen tomorrow when it takes up
the next step in Mr. Roosevelt's un-
employment program-a plan to give
$500,000,000 in relief grants to the
states.

Against Mill-Tax Reduction;

Circulate

Protest Petitions

Legislature

Delays Action

ZI)

Two Plays, 'Everyman' And
'Dybbuk'WillOpen Tonight

Bringing pre-spring vacation cam-
pus dramatic activities to a close,
two organizations will present 'two
unique plays at 8:15 p. in. today.
"The Dybbuk," which will open
tonight in the Laboratory Theatre,
should have a particular interest for
students because it appeals primarily
to the intellectual mind through
dramatic .medium, according to
Morton Frank, president of the Hillel
Players.
The play is especially difficult to
produce, in that it is necessary for
the feminine lead, Leah, played by
Vivien Cohen, '33, to take two parts
at the same time, involving two dis-
tinct voice tones.

Dybbuk" hopes to do for the Jewish
life."
The St. Andrew's Church will have
an atmosphere of early sixteenth
century England when the opening
performance of "Everyman" will be
presented at 8:15 p. m. today in the
church. In producing "Everyman"
the obsolete dialogue of the original
manuscript has been done away with,
and an altered and revised version
has been adopted.
Starring in the play are a number
of student and faculty members who
have been prominent in campus dra-
matics during the past year. James
V. Doll, '33, who will take the part
of "Everyman," was in charge of
the Coventry play, given last Christ-
mas, and has undertaken the direc-

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