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VOL. XLIII No. 133



Small aCut
Citizens League Opposes
50 Per Cent Reduction
Of University Budget
City's Buying Power
Would Be Hit, Claim
Students, Faculty Would
Be Reduced, Is Belief;
Oppose Sewage Plant
Members of the Ann Arbor Tax-
payers League went on record as fa-
voring a "reasonable" reduction in
University appropriations, althoughi
opposing the 50 per cent cut pro-
posed at Lansing, in a meeting last
night at City Hall. The taxpayers
also indicated that they were op-
posed to the erection of a sewage dis-;
posal plant.]
A motion introduced from the floor
calling for the league to oppose any
reduction in the University's appro-;
priations precipitated a long debate,;
during whiech the general temper of
the assembly appeared to be in fa-
vor of some cuts in professors' sal--
Opponents of the reductions
claimed that the University could
not afford to lose its best professors,
and that a large cut in appropria-
tions would reduce the number of
students in the University, thus elim-
inating a good deal of Ann Arbor's
buying power.
Opposition Offered
Those in favor of reductions
claimed that the argument that the
University. would lose its best pro-
fessors was fallacious, because the
professors would have no place to;
go. Other universities throughout
the country, it was claimed, were
also reducin their salaries and the
professor who did not want to ac-
cept his cut at Michigan vould dis-]
cover that no other Vace would
want to pay a high price for his
A number of people in the audi-
ence claimed that the University was
erecting dormitories and taking ,stu-
dent trade away from Ann Arbor
citizens. A few suggested that while
the University had in the past been
an asset to the city it was now be-
coming a liability.
Resolution Unanmous
After about one hour of discussion
the original motion to oppose any
reduction at all was withdrawn, and,
one calling for a "reasonable" cut,
but not 50 per cent, was substituted.
This latter motion received practical-
ly unanimous approval.
John Dwyer, president of the
league, said, "If the public is losing
confidence in the educators it is the
fault of the educators themselves.
Their attitude is wrong. They do
not seem to have a realistic idea of
the situation. Economy and re-
trenchment are not within their un-
"All unnecessary courses, luxuries,
aid non-essentials should be elimi-
nated from the educational system.
Even University professors could live
on. $1,800 a year until we got back
on our feet."
The motion to oppose the proposed
borrowing of $550,000 from the R.
. C for the erection of a sewage
disposal plant was passed almost

unanimously without debate. This
proposal will be one of the major
questions facing the city's electorate
in the April 3 election. Civic leaders
most closely connected with the
problem contend that if the city
voters do not approve the bill, wel-
fare resources will be exhausted in
little over a month, and 2,000 people
will be deprived of money for food,
clothing, and rent.
IWO Ca1tptis Plays
IiesCenl Preiiiieres
More than 300 attended St. An-
drew's C h u r c h presentation of
"Everyman," medieval morality play,
which was given last night in the
church auditorium.
Music for the performance was
furnished by the church choir of 50
voices, and Noel Ferris, church or-
ganist, and included two numbers by
Bach, a modern composition, and
several hymns.

Fear Of Jews Has Precipitated
Nazi Persecution, States Heller

Duress or fear on the part of the
Nazi government is responsible for
the present condition of the Jews in
Germany, said Rabbi Bernard Heller
of the Hillel Foundation, in a spe-
cial statement yesterday.
Painting a black future for the
German Jews, Rabbi Heller indicated
th'at any direct interference on the
part of the United States or other
nations would be resented by Ger-
many, and undoubtedly would be un-
successful. He suggested, however,
raising the immigration quota for
Jews as a possible remedy for the
situation, and added that some relief
might be achieved if the British were
"less exacting" in the admission of
Jewish immigrants into Palestine.
Nine years ago, in a hook entitled
"Harvest of Weeds," Rabbi Heller
predicted the present monarchistic
tendencies in Germany. In yester-
day's interview, he voiced a belief
that the Jews are "conquered not by
arms, but by love and generosity."
"The present situation of the Jew
in Germany is indescribably tragic,"
Rabbi Heller said. "Because of the
iron-clad censorship we do not even
know exactly what they have gone
through in the last few months and
what they are going through now.
One doesn't have to be endowed with
an over-critical faculty to see that
the atrocity-repudiation of the Ger-

man Jews was prompted either by
duress or fear.
"Even before Hitler and the Nazi
party acquired despotic power, they
proclaimed an anti-Jewish program
which was incredibly barbaric. Some
of the planks of that platform were:
expulsion of Jews who have settled in
Germany since 1914; the dienfran-
chisement of the native-born and
their segregation into Ghettos; the
curtailment of their natural in-
crease through the denial of civil
marriage licenses; their exclusion
from governmental, professional, and
literary and artistic posts; and the
systematic boycotting of their busi-
"How virulent the anti-Semitism
of the Nationalists is, may be gauged
from the advocacy of General Lud-
endorf (who is a leader of theNazi)
that the Christian tradition be re-
jected and that it be replaced by old
Teutonic lore because of the former's
Hebraic origin and because its
founder, Jesus, was a Jew and a
"Daily news of the Nazi's treat-
ment of the Jews that come to us
through the most reliable sources is
shocking. To brand this as propa-
ganda fostered by Jews is ludicrous.
It presupposes the complete control
of the press by Jews and the naive
gullibility of the news-gathering
services. One cannot also accept the
(Coallnimwd on Pawe 2)

ussel Lecture
Is Announced
Pillsbury, Psychologist, To
Deliver Speech; 1933
Winner To Be Named
Postponement of the Henry Rus-
sel Lecture, originally scheduled for
May 4, was announced yesterday by
Dr. Frank E. Robbins, assistant to
President Alexander G. Ruthven. The
new date will be May 12.
, Dr. Walter B. Pillsbury, head of.j
the psychology department, will de-
liver the lecture, having been selected
early this year by the council of the
Research Club of the University and
approved by the Board of Regents.
The Henry Russell Lectureship is!
an honor bestowed annually on a
member of the faculty of the Uni-
versity in recognition of distin-I
guished work in this particular field.I
It was established 10 years ago when
Henry Russel, who graduated from
the Law School in the class of 1875,
left a sum of $10,000 to the faculty
of the University.
Income from the sum is dividedj
into two parts which are used for
two annual honors for faculty men,
the Henry Russell Lectureship and
the Henry Russel Award. The lec-
turer is selected from the senior
members of the faculty, while the
award is granted to a member of

Petition Is Pushed For
RevisedI Closing fofurs
First steps toward the adoption
of the revised rules for women's
closing hours were taken yester-
day, when, after much discussion
the Board of Representatives of
the Women's Self-Government
Association passed the petition
which stated that senior women
maintaining a B average should
be permitted to receive permission
for late hours, overnight leave,
and other special permissions
from their house heads, instead of
reporting to Dean Alice Lloyd, as
at present.
The petition will be brought be-
fore the Board of Directors today
at a meeting. If passed "there it
will be presented to Miss Lloyd,
who will confer with house chap-
erons before signing the petition.
Spring yParley
o Hold First
Session Today
Problems Of Life To Be
Discussed By Students
With Faculty emelrs
The first session of the spring par-
ley on "What Constitutes an Educa-
tion?" will open at 4 p. m. tdoay in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, where

Will F eature
Novel Plans
Traditional Features And
Usual Work Will Amuse
And Entertain Visitors
Games To Be Held
In Varsity Sports
Family Banquet Planned
Replacing Father-Son,
Moth er-aughter Affairs
Novel plans to make the 1933
Spring Homecoming the forerunner
of a new "tradition of traditions"
are well under way, it was announced
yesterday by members of the general
committee. This year Spring Home-
coming will be held Friday, Satur-
day, and Sunday, May 12, 13, and 14.
Several campus traditions will vie
with exhibits and routine work in
furnishing visiting fathers, mothers,
sons, and daughters a week-end
packed with varied interests.
Two well-established traditions-
the distribution of M-blankets and
Lantern Night-will be held Friday,
if plans now under consideration in
the Student Council are adopted. The
annual freshman-sophomore tug-of-
war will be held Friday at the Huron
River near the Island, it was indi-
cated, if the lagging undergraduate
interest in the annual battle flares
up sufficiently. In the field of inter-
collegiate sport, Michigan will face
Ohio State University Friday and
Saturday in tennis, golf, and base-
Open Houses Scheduled
Many focal points of interest on
campus will be opened to visiting
families, with competent guides en-
gaged to show the various exhibits
and innovations. The College of En-
gineering and the University Muse-
uns will hold open house all day
Friday and Saturday, while the Wil-
liam L. Clements Library of Ameri-
a: Elbe fpen from 2. to
5 p. m. Friday and Saturday and
from 3 to 5 p. m. Sunday. Hutchins
IHall and the Law Quadrangle will be
open for inspection.
The Angell Hall Observatory will
be thrown open from 7 to 10 p. m.
Friday, and a special exhibit of re-
cent archeological discoveries of note
will be on display in Newberry Hall
Friday afternoon an d Saturday
Plan Displays, Conference
Two other. special exhibits have
been carded for the Homecoming
week-end. A fine arts display may
be seen Friday and Saturday in the
Architecture Building, and the phys-
ics department will give a special
program these two days. Graduates
of the School of Business Adminis-
tration will hold a combined con-
ference and reunion at 12:30 p. m.
Saturday in Tappan Hall, it was an-
nounced. Although the meeting is
primarily for alumni, all interested
are invited to attend.
A signficant step towards a more
enjoyable Homecoming week-end is
seen in the combination of the old
Father and Son banquet and the
Mother and Daughter Luncheon into
(Continued on Page 6)
Count Sforza To Discuss
Dictatorships In Europe

The Joker In The Mill- Tax Cut
(State Representative, Ann Arbor)
The following bill was presented to the State Legislature on March
27, 1933 and was reported favorably by the Ways and Means Committee:
"There shall be assessed and collected each year on the taxable
property of the state, as last fixed by the state board of equalization,
preceding the last regular session of the legislature, for the use and
maintenance of the University of Michigan, and the construction of
buildings, the sum of 3-10 of a mill on each dollar of said taxable
property, but not to exceed in any one year the sum of two million
dollars, to be assessed and paid into the treasury of the state, in like
manner as other state taxes are by law levied, assessed and paid;
which tax when and IN THE PROPORTION PAID, shall be paid by
the state treasurer to the Board of Regents. "
During present year, the University is receiving a yearly appro-
priation of more than four millions. The new bill proposes to cut this
appropriation by more than 50 per cent.
But the joker in the bill, namely "and in the proportion paid," means
that this two million shall be further reduced in the proportion as taxes
are actually collected.
In the 1931 tax year only 68.3 per cent of the taxes were collected.
To date (March 28, 1933) only 33 per cent of the 1932 taxes have been
collected as against 4212 per cent for the same time last year. The Audi-
tor General gave me figures today (March 28, 1933) which indicate that
the maximum tax collection which may safely be anticipated for the
current tax year will not exceed 50 per cent.
In other words, the inadequate two million dollar appropriation
will be cut 50 per cent-in short to an appropriation of only one million
dollars per year if House Bill 10 should pass.
This represents a cut of more than 75 per cent in the maintenance
appropriation for the University and would, literally, ruin the institution.
. Every faculty man, resident of Washtenaw county and alumnus of
the University has a vital interest in this problem. It is now your duty
to write or wire your State Representative or State Senator in protest.
The time is short. On April 11th this bill will be placed on "special
orders" for debate. Your action NOW is the test of your loyalty to your

Students Uniting Agains
Measure In Force; Ain.
For 3,000 Subscriber
Committee ToGet
Totals Here Monda;
Many Organizations Ar
Falling Into Line Tc
Make Movement Stron
More than 1,400 students yester
day registered their protest to th-
proposed 50 per cent reduction in th
University's appropriation from th^
state by signing a petition prepare
a n d sponsored by Michigamu;
Sphinx, the National Student Leagu
and The Daily.
Sentiment on the campus wN
strongly opposed to the reductioi
and comment was heard on evei
hand of the chances which the Un.
versity has of resisting the "drast:
The petitions will be presented i
the University Committee of the Leg
islature, which will meet in Ann Ar
bor Monday, and it was expecte
that at least 3,000 students will hav
signed by that time.
Members of Michigamua, Sphin:
the National Student League, an
All those who have in their pos-
session signed copies of the peti-
tion objecting to the mill-tax re-
duction are requested to give them
to officers of the National Student
League or bring them to the of-
fices of The Daily in the Student
Publications Building, Maynard
Street. This should be done before
3 p. m. Saturday.
The Daily staff, wiio were in charg
of the petitions, reported that stt
dents were eager to sign, and thi
it will be easy to get more signature
Care was being taken to prevent dt
plicaton of names, and signersweri
asked to write in their home cities
While little attempt was made t
reach each student in the first rus
of the petitioning, plans were lai
last night to give every student a
opportunity to sign.
The University Committee of th
legislature will meet Monday afte:
noon in the Union. Members of th
committee are Representatives Ph]
Pack (Ann Arbor), William Me
Guinerney (Wyandottte), Georg
Creen (Saginaw), James Frey (Ba
tle Creek), Melom Lee (Royal Oak
Fred Watkins (Pontiac), and Willia
Donnelly (Detroit), chairman.
Matter S e 0 °C
Board Meeting
To Be Routin

Signed To Petitions Agains


Names Are Already

Caharet Plans
Augmented As
Campus Dramatic, Musical
Stars Have Places In
League Entertainment
Further additions to the program
of entertainment planned for the
Campus Cabaret which will take
place from 9 to 12 tomorrow night
in the League ballroom were an-
nounced last night. Katherine Leo-
pold, '34, one of the stars of the
Sophomore Cabaret, will play a nov-
elty piano number, Bob Miller, '33,
well-known campus singer, and Sally
Pierce, '34, Play Production actress,
will feautre a duet in addition to
solos by each of them.
Other numbers on the program
will include two trios, one composed
of Ernestine Richter, '36, Edith Fer-
rin, '36, and Jean Seeley, '36, and the
other of Barbara Bates, '35, Lucille
Lucas, '34, and Mary Morrison,
'35SM. Albert Newman. '34, will sing
with the orchestra, and Tommy and
Virginia Roberts will do a tap dance.
Further addiitons will be made to-

Sixteen Arc

Liea I

-Ii rnl Tornado
13y The Associated Press)
At least 16 prsons---w-re.lld, 15
were injured, and wide-spread dam-
age was done by tornadic winds
which dipped erratically across the
Louisiana-Texas border area and
southwestern Arkansas last night.
Mount Holley, Ark., Shelbyville,
Huntington, and Lindale, Tex., were
hard hit among the communities
swept by the storms.
Indications that the death toll might
be higher came with the report of a
telephone operator at Coushatta, La.,
that a storm striking Hall Summit,
in north Red River parish, killed six
persons and caused heavy property
Degfener And
Schmiel e r in
In .First Trials
Spence Of Rutgers Wins
100 - Yard Free Style
Title From Al Schwartz
NEW YORK, March 30.--(/)-
Walter Spence, national collegiate
champion from Rutgers University,
tonight won the first of the national,
A. A. U. 1933 swimming titles, cap-
turing the 100-yard free style crown
by an arm's-length over Al Schwartz,
former national champion of the Il-
linois A. C. in Chicago.
Spence never was headed in the
first of the eight swimming cham-
pionships to be decided in a three-
day carnival.
The lone defending champion to
appear today, Dick Degener, of the
University of Michigan, outclassed
his field as six of 12 entries qualified
for the low board diving title finals.1
Degener piled up 123.30 points with
his nearest competitor, Al Greene, of 1

the faculty not ranking higher than all meetings will be held. Another
assistant professor and showing session will be held at 7:30 p. m.
promise of unusual talent. The panel for the parley is com-
Professor Pillsbury is a national posed of 17 professors of the Uni-
authority on psychology. He has versity faculty, including Prof. John
written several textbooks on the sub- ' L. Brumn, head of the journalism
ject, is a member of numerous scien- department, chairman of the panel.
tific societies, and often contributes The function of the parley, ac-
to outstanding magazines on psychol- cording to Jule Ayers, '33, student
ogy. He has been a member of the chairman, is to provide students the
Michigan faculty since 1897 and head opportunity of discussing with the
of the department since 1910. professors various problems of life,
The innr oftheHeny Rusetandexchanging ideas on subjects
The winner of the Henry Russel seldom touched upon in the class-I
Award will be announced the evening room.
., +hafnlnfi annrinl n rom

"Dictatorships in Europe" is the
subject of an address to be given at

f the lecture, accordngL o cus om.
Cinema League
To Present Its
First 'Talkie'
With the installation of sound
picture equipment in the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre completed, "Kam-
eradschaft," a German talkying pic-
ture, will be presented by the Art
Cinema League April 3, 5, and 6, it
was announced yesterday.
The sound equipment has been in-
stalled through the efforts of and
with the aid of financing by the Art
Cinema League. Several short fea-
tures were tried on the new equip-
ment yesterday and it was reported
by officers of the League that the
conditions in the, theatre are ideal
for sound pictures.
"Kameradschaft" tells the story of
a mine cave-in in a French mine

Introduce Discussion Groups 14:15 p. m. today in Lydia Mendel-]
The introduction of student dis- ssohn Theatre by Count Carlo Sforza,+
cussion groups was intended to fur- member of the Italian senate and
ther facilitate the discussion of vari- former minister of foreign affairs. An
ous points, he said. open forum discussion will be held
An informal discussion of educa- immediately after the count's lecture.
tion by four members of the panel --
is planned in order to start the ses-
sion, the committee in charge an- Trade Dollar To
nounced yesterday. However, there
will be no prepared speeches either 15
today or at any time during the par-
ley, it was emphasized by the com-
mittee. All talks are to be limited
to three minutes, they said, About 150 merchants will intro-
To Note Educational Relations duce scrip currency into Ann Arbor
Education will be discussed in re- I today, giving away one trade dollar
lationship to religion, art, leadership, with every $5 purchase. The offer
civilization, 'science, character, per- will begin at 9 a. m. and will con-
sonality, intellignce, responsibility, tinue until each merchant's supply
and values, sponsors said, but the of the dollars is exhausted, but it is
effect of education on the individual not expected that they will be given
will receive the greatest amount of away any other day but today.
1 consideration. Supporters of the plain claim it
Sessions are scheduled for 4 to 7:30 will increase business in the city ma-
- p. in. today, 2 p. m. tomorrow, and terially, as people will want to pur-
9:30 a. m. Sunday. An optional din- chase goods tomorrow in order to get
ner at 6:15 p. n. today and break- a free dollar, and once having the
fast at 8:30 a. m. Sunday are the I dollar they will use it at the rate of

PONTIAC, March 31.-A coroner's
jury here early today found John R.
Rood, of Ann Arbor, author of the
15-mill amendment, responsible for
the deaths of Paul Goodman, fresh-
man at the University of Michigan
from Reading, Pa., and Ellen Louise
Newton, of Pontiac, in an automobile
accident on the night of March 11 at
Keego Harbor.
Be Released
Merchants Use It

Only routine matters will be dis-
cussed at the meeting of the Board
of Regents to be held at 3:30 p. m.
today, it was announced yesterday by
Dr. Frank E. Robbins, assistant to
President Alexander G. Ruthven.
Applications for sabbatical leave
for next fall will also be received at
this time, it was said.wThose of mem-
bers of the faculty wishing this leave
for theafall semester arereceived at
the March meeting of the Board of
Regents, while such applications for
the second semester are tusually re-
ceived at the October meeting.
S enau"e Investigates4
,J. P. Morgan' s ank
WASHINGTON, March 30.-()-
A Senate investigation headed to-
night towards the inmost files of one
of the world's great banking houses,
J. P. Morgan & Co., determined to
bring to light anything that has a
bearing on the central task of cor-
recting stock and bond sale prac-
Authority to inspect the Morgan
records was sought of the Senate by
its banking committee, which dis-
closed it had been rebuffed so far ir
its efforts to bring the big private
banking concern into the light of its

dollar is made it is necessary to buy Chicago, second with 103.17.
a two cent stamp, which is for sale John Schmieler, University of
in each of the trade dollar stores, Michigan, won the 300-yard medley
and paste it on the back of the dol- event. August Harms, New York A.
lar. Turning over at the rate of two C., placed second, and was trailed by
times a week, the trade dollars will John Hart of New York. The time
have $1.04 in stamps on their backs was 3:50.8. First and second in each
at the end of six months. They will heat and the fastest third qualify for
then be withdrawn and the mer- the finals in this event,
chants holding them will be paid fullI
value on each dollar. The extra four
cents is to pay for cost of printing I W (-wBank's Deposits Are
and advertising. 25 Million For First Week
Many stores dealing with students
are in back of the plan, These in- DETROIT, March 30. - (/) - In


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