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. XLIII No. 134

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1933

PRICE FIVE

200 Welfare
Men Ally In.
Active Group

Lower Tariff On Manufactured
Goods Backed By Tirnoshenko

Regents Give
Leaves To 5
Faculty Men

Will
To
By

Give Their Support
Candidates Backed
Trades Council

FavorConstruction
Of Sewage Plant
'City Workers' Is Name Of
Alliance; Hall, Bostick,
And Polk Made Officers
More than 200 Ann Arbor welfare
workers, meeting last night at Labor
Hall, organized themselves into an
active group, selected a committee
to confer with the Poor and Ceme-
tery Committee of the Common
Council Tuesday night, decided to
give their support to those candidates
recommended by the Trades Coun-
cil in Monday's election, and went on
record in favor of the erection of a
sewage disposal plant.
The new organization is named
the City Workers of Ann Arbor and
its first elected officials are: wresi-
dent, William Hall; vice-president,
Samuel Bostick, and secretary, Scott
Polk. Its purpose is to organize those
people working on city projects and
being paid in city scrip into an active
organization. Through its committee,
composed of the officers anl Earhart
Banks, it will attempt to fore' the
Common Council to restore the rates
paid to welfare workers before the
last cut in allowances.
teifecn Speaks for Council
Lewis Reifen, representing the
Trades Council, called upon the
workers to throw from their ranks
any who were not really in need of
money but who were nevertheless
attempting to live off the city.
"Members of the council," Mr. Reif-
en said, " told me Wednesday night
that some in this group did not de-
serve to be city workers. This body
should ItseLf ilnd out who these men
are and thrw them out. The coun-
cil has not been able to do that, and
so it is up to you yourselves."
Mr. Reifen suggested that the
group should support those candi-
dates the Trades Council recom-
mended, and the workers passed a
motion to that effect. Trades Coun-
cil recommendations for important
city positions are: Mayor, Robert
Campbell; president of the council,
E. E. Lucas; city, clerik, Fred Perry;
justice of the peace, Jay Payne, and
city assessor, William Gerstner. All
of these men are Republicans, except3
Gerstner, a Democrat.
R. F. C. Loan Favored
The workers were unanimously in'
favor of procuring $555,000 from the
R. F. C. for the erection of a sewage
disposal plant. They claimed that
unless this proposal received an af-
firmative vote Monday, they would
be without work and with no money
for the necessities of life.
The Rev. Henry Lewis, pastor of
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, yes-
terday wrote an open letter to the
Ann Arbor Taxpayers League asking
them to suggest some other method
for raising funds to care for welfare
workers if the sewage disposal ref-
erendum was vetoed. Thursday night
members of the league expressed
themselves as against the plan.
L. L. Griffiths, secretary of the
Taxpayers League, last night said
his answer was contained in a speech
he made at the Taxpayers League
meeting, in which he suggested that
a filtration plant would be more ad-
visable.
Local 1rade ollar
Plan Is Successful
The Ann Arbor trade dollar, intro-
duced to the city for the first time
yesterday, met with "splendid suc-
cess," according to William Angell,
chairman of the Chamber of Com-
merce Committee which is backing
the scheme.
"The plan worked well, acting as
a genuine impetus to trade," Mr. An-
gell said, "and we were particularly

gratified with the record made in the
campus area, where practically every
store exhausted its supply of the
dollars.
"'The sale on campus came as a
surprise to the committee, for it had
been expected that the plan would
work better downtown than in the
University neighborhood."
Not all stores exhausted their sup-
plies of the dollars, it was reported.
If they wanted to continue giving

By RALPH G. COULTER
Expressing skepticism as to the ad-
visability of attempting to fix arbi-
trary agricultural prices in the
United States, as provided by the
farm bill now pending in Congress,
Dr. Vladimir P. Timoshenko of the
economics department yesterday ad-
vocated lowering our tariff onmanu-
factured goods as the best solution
to the farm problem.
In a country such as the United
States which exports agricultural
products it is very difficult to fix
prices while corresponding prices in
the world market remain unstable,
Dr. Timoshenko declared. Only by
bargaining for tariffs and debt re-
visions can we obtain an European
market for our farm commodities, he
said.
Dr. Timoshenko also attacked the
complexity of the mechanism neces-
sitated by the relief measure. "A
huge bureaucratic organization would
have to be created to enforce cur-
tailed production on the 6,000,000
farms in the United States," he said.
Provisions for adjustment of farm
mortgages and taxation, which may.

be incorporated into the bill, are
more promising than the price-fixing
proposals, according to Dr. Timo-
shenko. The Federal Land Banks
provide an organizationmin a position
to refinance private mortgages, he
said, thus greatly lowering the bur-
den on the farmer.
The alternative method of bring-
ing industrial prices into rel'ative ad-
justment to agricultural prices is to
lower the former, which would be
accomplished by lowering our exces-
sive tariff rates, he said. At the same
time European nations would be en-
couraged to lower their tariffs on our
farm products, bringing about the
solution essential to an international
problem of this type, according to
Dr. Timoshenko.
Germany has been able to main-
tain a higher price on wheat than
that of the world market, he said, be-
cause she is an importing country.
It is easy to maintain a high price
where there is no surplus for the
foreign market, but would be most
difficult for an exporting country like
the United States to do so, he de-'
clared.

Three Granted Le
Absence For Sc
Two For A Year

eaves Of
emester,

Parliamentary
Crash Brougfht
Dictatorships
Sforza Says 'Collapse Of
liberty' Thesis Is False;
Praises Turkish Rule
The failure of parliamentary gov-
ernment in certain European coun-
tries, and not the collapse of liberty
or the people's ability to rule has
brought on the present dictatorsips,
Count Carlo Sforza said in an ad-
dress yesterday in Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre.
The count termed the post-war
"excess of centralization" partially
responsible for contemporary dicta-
torships, and sharply criticized these
rules of iron for the suffocation
which resulted from. their super-
abundance of power.
"The present dictators, piloting
their nations on seas of hatred and
lowered intelligence, are not true
leaders," Count Sforza maintained.
"They are self-appointed superior
beings who preach the gospel of a
nebulous glory of tomorrowthey
may infuse blood into the masses of
the country they rule, but the intelli-
gentsia is for true freedom. Today I
know of only one really successfuls
dictatorship, that in Turkey. It isl
successful because its dictator, Mus-
tapha Kemal, is a marvelous en-i
lightened man who wants a little
government of his own, free from thec
odium of imperialism and imposi-l
tion."
The speaker scoffed at the German
situation, dismissing the dictatorship
there as "one which attacks Jews be-
cause it was a better policy than to
attack the French."
Mass.Meeting
To Cap Drive
BySocialists
A mass meeting in the courtroom
of the County Building will climax
the election campaign of the city So-
cialist party at 8 p. mn. today.
The party's six candidates for city
positions, including Prof. Roy W. Sel-
lars, head of the philosophy depart-
ment and candidate for alderman
from the Seventh Ward, Prof. H. J.
McFarlan, of the geodesy and sur-
veying department and candidate for
the Board of Regents and Charles A.
Orr, Grad., candidate for alderman
from the Sixth Ward, will discuss the
platform of the city Socialist party.
The meeting comes after more
than a week of speeches before many
local organizations and informal
group gatherings at the homes of
several members of the faculty.
The Ann Arbor Women's Federa-
tion, the Episcopal Women's Guild,
the League of Women Voters, the
Liberal Students Union and other
groups have sponsored meetings at
which Socialist candidates discussed
the issues confronting the commu-
nity.
A platform consisting of nine

Cianging Of Hours Up
To Dean For Approval
The petition for a revision of
the closing hours for women its
now ready to be presented to Dean
Alice C. Lloyd for final approval,
after passage yesterday by the
Board of Directors of the League.
The petition is the result of a
survey of the attitude of women
on campus concerning closing
hours and a survey of the provi-
sions made in colleges throughout
the country for senior privileges.
If the petition is successful it will
allow senior women who have
maintained a B average for three
years to receive all special permis-
sions regarding hours from their
house heads, rather than from the
dean of women.
Commin lssion Is
In Accord On
State Beer Bill
Measure Will Be Given
To Comstock Monday;
Hope For Speedy Action
LANSING, March 31.-(P)-Gov-
ernor Comstock's special commission
studying liquor control methods was
virtually agreed upon the terms of a
beer bill tonight.
After an all-day meeting hiere,
members said the measure will be
rewritten to include a number of
changes made ty the commission. It
probably will be submitted to Gover-
nor Comstock Monday and be intro-
duced in the Legislature Tuesday by
Sen. A. J. Wilkowski (Dem., Detroit).
The Governor hopes the measure will
speed through to enactment so it may
may become effective April 17.
It was understood a dispute de-
veloped as to the limitations which
should be placed upon public con-
sumption. Some members were .said
to favor licensing of so-called beer
taverns, while others insisted there
be no drinking places other than ho-
tels and restaurants.
Members of the commission and
the Governor agreed to withhold the
provision of the measure until next
week. The Governor contended it
would confuse the voters to make
public the terms of the bill now.
Next Monday delegates are to be
elected to a convention to act upon
ratification of the repeal of the Pro-
hibition Amendment.

Bartlett To Work
On Maya Project
Promote Nesbitt, Rermsen,
Lashinet To Associate
Professorships
Five sabbatical leaves were granted
by the .Board of Regents at its
monthly meeting held yesterday in
the old Law Building, three of which
are for the first semester of the aca-
demic year of 1933-34 and the other
two for the entire year.
Dr. Malcolm H. Soule, professor of
bacteriology in the Medical School,
was granted leave for the first semes-
ter to go to the Leonard Wood Mem-
orial for the Eradication of Leprosy
on Culion Island in the Philippines,
where he will work at the leper col-
ony.
Bartlett Granted Leave
First semester leave was also
granted Prof. Marley -1. Bartlett,
head of the botany department. Pro-
fessor Bartlett will go to the Na-
tional Herbarium in Washington, D.
C., where he will work on the Maya
Project. Prof. Louis C. Karpinski of
the mathematics department will also
be absent from the faculty the first
semester in order to work on a list
of maps relating to America which
appeared before the year 1600.
Prof. Raymond L. Wilder of the
mathematics department and Prof.
Arthur L. Dunham of the history de-
partment were granted leaves for the
entire academic year. Professor Wil-
der will take a research position' in
a new institute being opened with a
number of internationally famous
men on th staff, while Professor
Dunham plans togollect material for
a text on the econionic history of the
first French emphire,
~Three tfaid iene wege promoted
by the iegents at this meeting. Dr.
Reed M. Nesbitt and Dr. Henry K.
Remsen were promoted from assist-
ant to associate professors of surgery
in the Medical School. Dr. Floyd H.
Lashmet was advanced from instruc-
tor to assistant professor of internal
medicine.
Afiliate Hospital
Recommendation by Dr. Harley A.
Haynes, director of the University
Hospital, that student nurses at St.
Joseph Sanitarium Hospital in Mt.
Clemens be affiliated with the Uni-
versity Hospital in order to receive
their instruction in pediatrics and
diatectics here was approved by the
Regents. The affiliation is similar to
one now existing between the Univer-
sity Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospi-
tal here and the Battle Creek Sani-
tarium, Battle Creek.
Deadline For
Hopwoods Not
To Be Relaxed
4:30 P. M. April 20-And
No Later, Weaver Says;,
Must Submit Eligibility

Soule Plans
Research At
Leper Colony
Michigan Professor And
Six Other Bacteriologists
To Split Work On Island
Leprosy Bacillus
Recently Isolated
Disease Not Contagious
Except Through Close
Contact, Sonme Contends
Seven outstanding American bac-
teriologists will assume turns of duty
in the next few years at the Philip-
pine leper colony on Culion Island.
Among these, and the first to go, will
be Dr. Malcolm H. Soule, professor
of bacteriology in the Medical School.
Sabbatical leave was granted to Dr.
Soule for this purpose at the March
meeting of the Board of Regents yes-
terday afternoon.
Mrs. Soule, their two small chil-
dren, and a governess will accom-
pany Professor Soule when he leaves
for the Philippines late in June. His
leave from the University lasts until
the beginning of the second semes-
ter, in February, 1934.
Others To Take lip Work
Dr. Soule will open the new leper
colony on Culion Island, built by the
Leonard Wood Memorial for the
eradication of Leprosy, and with his
family will live in the colony several
months, to be relieved by Dr. Fred-
erick P. Gay of Columbia University.
Other scientists who will take up
residence there later to continue the
work are Dr. Ernest W. Goodpos-
ture, of Vanderbilt University; Dr.
Edmund R. Long, of the University
of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Earl B. Mc-
Kinley, of George Washington Uni-
versity; Dr. Thomas M. Rivers of
the Rockefeller Institute and .Dr.
Hans Zinsser, of Harvard University,
complete the list. The Leonard Wood
Memorial is giving financial support
to this long project.
Leprosy, although recognized alnd
dreaded since history began, remains
a mystery disease and, according to
Dr. Soule, more must be known
about it before scientists can hope
to find a definite cure or devise pre-
ventative measures. Within recent
months, after conducting investiga-
tions at he Porto Rico leper colony,
Dr. Soule andiDr. McKinley suc-
ceeded in isolating the leprosy bacil-
lus "which is present in the charac-
teristic ,and typical lesions of lep-
rosy."

Campus Cabaret
Issues Call For
Lovers Of Comets
By ELEANOR BLUM
Astronomy classes and star gazers
are especially invited to attend the
Campus Cabaret at 9 p. m. tonight
in the ballroom of the League, for a
dazzling display of meteors and
comnets is promised.
Thomas Roberts, '34, captain of
the cheer-leading squad, will do a
scintillating tap dance with his sis-
ter Virginia, who appeared on the
local horizon in the Sophomore
Cabaret. Sally Pierce, '35 the star
of the evening, will sing a solo blues
number, and will be joined later by
Robert Miller, '33, in a song guaran-
teed to have a profound effect.
Three other stars will harmonize
in several numbers. They are Ernes-
tine Richter, '36, a Detroit debutante
of this season, Edith Ferrin, '36, and
Jean Seeley, '36. Albert Newman,
'34, will appear in several selections.
Barbara Bates, '35, Mary Ann
Mathewson, '34SM, and Lucille
Lucas, '34SM, who were recently fea-
tured in a WJR broadcast, will be
given a prominent place in the pro-
gram. Gustavo Silava, '35, and Nilsa
Saliva, '34, will do a tango. Kather-
ine Leopold, '34SM, will play a piano
selection, while Pete Blomquist and
his orchestra will furnish a back-
ground for the galaxy of stars.
2,200 Students
Protest Cut In
A ppropriaions
Fraternity And Sorority
Petitions Not Included
In Count oEo Date
Continued protest against the pro-
posed 50-per cent cut in the Univer-
sity appropriation yesterday swelled
to 2,200 the total number of signersr
of the protest petition which is be-
ing sponsored by Michigamua,
Sphinx, the National Student League,f
and The Daily.
Petitions from fraternities and
sororities were expected to increase1
the number mateally. EMforts were
Petitions should be brought to
the offices of The Daily in the Stu-f
dent Publications Building, May-
nard Street, before 3 p. m. today.
Organizations which cannot get
their petitions to The Daily office
can call 4925 and have a messen-
ger collect the petition. Students
are requested not to sign more
than once and to write the names
of their home cities after their sig-
natures.
made yesterday to reach every fra-
ternity and sorority on the campus
in order to give as many students
as possible an opportunity to register
their objections.
The petitions will be presented to
the University Committee of the Leg-
islature when it meets here Monday.
Students were eager to sign their
names, it was reported, and the prob-
lem of getting signatures was one of
making petitions available. Copies of
the petition will be in the Union to-
.day, it was announced last night.
Spences Take
Honors In A.A.U.
Swimming Meet
* * *I

Parley Holds
Discussion Of
Value Concept
300 Students Consider
Harmonious Develop
ment Of Life Elements
Question Of Birth
Control Is Raised
Dancing, Literature, And
Music Called Examiples
Of Aesthetic Enjoyment
By GEORGE M. HOLMES
Conflicting definitions and concep-
tions of education held the atten-
tion of some 300 students who at-
tended the first two sessions of the
Spring Parley yesterday afternoon
and night at the League.
The subject of the parley, "What
Constitutes an Education?" was con-
sidered from 'many angles. Prof.
Stuart A. Courtis of the School of
Education opened the parley by pro-
posing a "new deal" that drew con-
siderable comment from the audi-
ence later in the session.
Advocates value Standard
He advocated that students choose
a standard of vaues, find the source
of these values, achieve more effi-
ciency in procuring them, and from
this set of values eflect a harmonious
development of the elements of life.
A bureau for aiding students in con-
tacting the professors who could give
them this is one of the features of
his plan.
Dr. Cyrus C. Sturgis of the Medi-
cal School presented the biological
attitude, advocating a more serious
consideration of education and say-
ing that "Probably the human race
has suffered more from indiscrimi-
nate propagation than any other
form of life. Have we the right,
knowing these facts, to take the nec-
essary steps to remedy this condi-
tion?"
Prof. DeWitt H. Parker of the
philosophy department subordinated
aesthetic education only to edoatioi'
in physical and mental adjustment.
"Aesthetic education," he said, "is
education for the sake of creating
our capacity for enjoyment." Dan-
ing, music, and literature were given
as examples of aesthetic enjoyments.
Exams Encourage "Collecting"
A unique proposal was made by
Prof. Max S. Handman of the eco-
nomics department; who advocated
that professors be relieved of the
burden of teaching classes and con-
centrate on personal discussions with
their students. "The purpose of edu-
cation," he stated, "is to give the
student a realization of how tre-
mendously exciting it is for student
and professor to get together and
exercise their minds."
Prof. John F. Shepard of the psy-
chology department attacked the
naive manner in which students at-
tempt to procure knowledge, citing
the fact that examinations often en-
courage this fault by demanding
from the student a collection of
massed facts rather than reasoning
powers. However, the reverse is true,
for some students attempt to reason
out problems without any basis of
fact, Professor Shepard explained.
The third session of the parley
will be held at 2:30 p. m. today.
Interest groups will meet at 8 p. m.
today in the League.

Monkeys Used In Tests
Monkeys were inoculated with cul-
tures of.the isolated leprosy bacillus
and developed tissue changes "de-
cidedly suggestive of the early lesions
of the human disease." But the
leprosy bacillus is not a vigorous
growing organism away from the
human host, Dr. Soule said, and the
monkeys soon recovered their full
health. Other laboratory animals
were not affected.
Dr. Soule considers leprosy "not
highly contagious" and "probably4
not contagious at all except by close
contact over a long period of time."
He scouted any suggestion that there
might be danger to the bacteriolo-
gists and their families during resi-
dence at the leper colony. He sus-
pects that leprosy may be a defi-
ciency disease since it is most preva-
lent among peoples of monotonous
diet-Orientals, Finns, tropical peo-
ples.
Dr. Soule plans to visit several
other Oriental leper colonies before
returning to Ann Arbor in February,
1934.

Forestry Project Work
Begun At Washington
WASHINGTON, March 3L.---(/1-
Four government departinents threw
their a(dministrative agencies into
high gear today to carry out Presi-
dent; Roosevclt's program for putting
250,000 men to work on forest proj-
ects.
Soon after the President signed the
bill the War, Interior, Agriculture,
and Labor Departments arranged for
the selection of a co-ordinator who
will centralize control of the pro-
gram.
The President is hopeful that the
first recruits will be put to work in
two or three weeks and that the
whole 250,000 will be on duty by mid-
summer.

The deadline for submitting man-
uscripts for the Avery and Jule Hop-
wood Awards has been set at 4:30
p. i., April 20, and the ruling is
absolutelyrinflexible, Prof. Bennett
E. Weaver, secretary of the Hop-
wood Awards, said yesterday. "Too
much importance cannot be given to
the rules that have been made by
the committee," he continued.
Special booklets containing the
rules and regulations are given to
each contestant or interested person
when he applies at the English office
for information. In spite of the in-
flagging efforts of the committee in
charge of the Hopwood Awards, sev-
eral individuals misinterpret the rules
each year and bring a great deal of
grief to themselves, Professor Weaver
said.
The regulation which causes the
greatest difficulty is that which re-
quire seach student to determine his
eligibility at the time he submits his
manuscripts. To prevent last minute
delays, students should procure eligi-
bility slips several days in advance of
the dead line.
VIrmaeme U nv-.+r r o nn ,,-

Jewish Boycoin To
Take Place Today
BERLIN, March 31.-- (A")-- The
government stepped in at the last
minute today with an order that the
anti-Jewish boycott, which is to start
at 10 a. m. tomorrow, will last one
day only and then will be held in
abeyance until next Wednesday.
This action, taken after consider-
able pressure had been brought to
bear to prevent disruption of the na-
tion's business life, led some observ-
ers to assert that the boycott move-
ment would be dropped entirely after
the single day.
If foreign propaganda had not
been ended by 10 a. m. Wednesday,
Dr. Goebbels said, the boycott will
be resumed "with full force and
vehemence which until now has been
undreamed of."
.rt- =-;-- -- -n-cw- vv-

NEW YORK, March 31.-(M)-The
speedy Spence brothers from Brook-
lyn, who have had almost a monopoly
on the best performances so far, and
chunky George Fissler gave the home
club a clean sweep of the three events
of the National A. A. U. men's swim-
ming championship, raced tonight in
the New York Athletic Club pool.
Fissler, something of a dark horse
of a field which included Jack Med-
ica, 18-year-old Seattle sensation, the
even younger Ralph Flanagan, of
Miami, and Ted Wiget, Stanford
University ace, swam to an easy vic-
tory in the 220-yard free-style.
Leonard Spence captured the 220-
yard breast-stroke as expected, miss-
ing his own world record time by,
some two seconds. Then these two
joined up with Don Howland, former
Yale star, and Walter Spence, elder
brother of Leonard, to give the New
York Athletic Club first team a
rather hollow victory over the club's
second quartet in the 400-yard re-
lay.
Leonard Spence's time of 2:45.9
in the breast-stroke was not far from
hic nwn mrld -re r o94 ,ma

Holding Companies
Go To Receivers
.DETROIT, March 31.-(P)-The
affair of Michigan's two largest fi-
nancial holding companies, principal
stockholders in the State's two big
national banks, both inoperative, to-
night were in the hands of temporary
receivers.
Both holding companies, the De-
troit Bankers Co., whose principal
asset was the First National Bank-
Detroit, fourth largest bank in the
country, and the Guardian Detroit
Union Group, Inc., major stockholder
in the Guardian National Bank of
Commerce, voluntarily petitioned for
dissolution, in separate circuit court
actions.
Alex J. Groesbeck, Detroit attorney
and former Governor of Michigan,
was named temporary receiver for
the Detroit Bankers Co. William F.
Connolly, former recorders judge,
was named temporary receiver for
the Guardian group.
Phi Kappa Phi Elects

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