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VOL. XLIII No. 140

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1933

PRICE FIVE C

I I

City Courncil
Calls Special
Sewage Vote
Measure Would Provide
For Operation Of Plant
On Utility Basis
Vote To Aid Birth
Control Association
Plans For Handling Beer
In City When Legalized
To Be Formulated

This Year's Dramatic Festival
Will Attract Unusual Interest

By BURNS MANTLE
(Editor's Note: Mr. Burns Mantle.
distinguished dramatic critic and
editor of the famous "Ten Best Plays
of the Year" series, wrote the follow-
ing article on the Ann Arbor Dramatic
Festival, which appeared in the Sun-
day, April 9, issue of The New York
Daily News, The Chicago Tribune and
39 other metropolitan papers - hrough-
out the country in a national syndi-
cate. It is printed here by permission.)
Robert Henderson, like a young
Winthrop Ames come out of the west,
was in New York last week complet-
ing his plans for this year's drama-
tic festival in the Lydia Mendelssohn
theatre at Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Having had a peek at his schedules, I
may tell you that this is going to
be a very interesting festival. It will
continue from May 22 to June 21.
This five weeks of drama in the
college town is annually taking on
a greater interest and importance.
Each year additional hundreds make
the pilgrimmage to see what Mr.
Henderson can find for them in the
way of newer and worthier plays, just
as they journey in England down to
Malverrn when Sir Barry Jackson
gives his summer festival of historical
drama.
But what Malvern is for students

of drama rather than for seekers
after entertainment, the Ann Arbor
festival is conducted for lovers of the
theatre and of good plays, and has
made fine progress on that basis.
Young Mr. Henderson (and young
he is past belief, if you count his
achievements against his y e a r s,
which now number 27) is frankly of
this generation. It is the new, the
modern, the exciting drama of today
that interests him. He is willing to
include one classical revival, or per-
haps two.
It was he, you may recall, who a
year ago staged a notable revival of
"Electra" at the Selwyn theatre in
New York with Blanche Yurka and
Mrs. Patrick Campbell at the head
of its cast. But his own interest is
definitely with the theatre of today.
He has just completed his first sea-
son as director of the Civic Theatre
in Detroit, which he inherited from
the late Jessie Bonstelle, and he is
modestly proud of the fact that that
institution was this year able to pay
all its bills, despite bank morato-
riums, Ford closings and such.
Mr. Henderson's selection of plays
(Continued on Page 2)

SDea dline For
Iopwoods Will,
Be Tomorrow
Prizes Awarded In Annual

Literary
High As

Contest
$2,500

Are As

vote about.
Mr. Paton replied, "Our chances
of getting the money are impaired
unless we pass the amendment. We
can not afford to rest and wait any
longer. It is that unwillingness to get
things done which has put govern-
ment in its present disrepute. It will,
not be a pretty picture when Ann1
Arbor draws its last check and leaves
its welfare workers without help."
Three Men Opposed
In the voting which followed the
debate, Alderman Krutsch favored
the election, saying, "If you have got
to have charter amendment first, I
am for it." The vote was 11-3, Alder-
men Donald Mayer, Nelson Hoppe,
and Phares Winney opposing.
Possibilities of getting beer for rev-
enue caused the unanimous approval
of a resolution authorizing the ordi-
nance committee to draft rules as
soon as possible for beer's sale. The
Council also was unanimous in pass-
ing a resolution asking the State
Legislature to allow beer.
Support Birth Control
A resolution introduced by Alder-
man Faust suggesting that the poor
and cemetery committee co-operate
with the Michigan Birth Control
League in their work among the
poorer people was passed without de-
bate, 10 to 4.
Raymond L. O'Connell, a graduate
of the literary college in 1929 and
the business administration school in
1930, was approved as deputy city
clerk, to which post he had been
nominated by City Clerk Fred Perry.
Sandenburgh
Will Pik Fifty
Forest Workers
The names and addresses of all
young men who desire to join the
reforestation forces being assembled
throughout the United States are
being collected by Charles H. San-
denburgh, city engineer.
It is thought that about 50 men
will be taken from Ann Arbor. They
will be unmarried unemployed citi-
zens between the ages of 18 and 25
years, who have dependents. The
men will be paid $1 a day and fur-
nished board, lodging, and uniforms.
It is said that those who are willing
to send $25 of their $30 per month
salary to their families will stand a
better chance of being placed.

Manuscripts submitted for judging
in the Avery and Jule Hopwood
Award contest must be in the Eng-
lish Office, 3221 Angell Hall, by 4:30
p. m. tomorrow, it was announced
yesterday by Prof. Bennett Weaver
of the English deparument, commit-
tee secretary.
These manuscripts cover every
field of writing, from dramatic writ-
ing and the essay to fiction and
poetry. They are submitted by eligi-
ble students who desire to partici-
pate in the contest, which has
aroused great interest among stu-
dents since its inauguration in 1930-
1931.
Last year the awards, totaling
$13,000, were distributed among 15
students in the major and minor di-
visions. Annemarie Persov and Dor-
othy Tyler won the highest awards
of $2,500 each. This contest is fin-
anced by the principal of $300,000
left by Avery Hopwood to the Uni-
versity at his death in 1928. Mr.
Hopwood was a member of the class
of 1905 and was a prominent dra-
matist during the ensuing years.
The committee in charge of the
Hopwood Awards consists of Dean
John R. Effinger, of the literary col-
lege, chairman; Professor Weaver,
secretary; Professors Oscar J. Camp-
bell, Howard M. Jones, and Louis A.
Strauss, of the English department;
and Prof. Dewitt H. Parker, of the
philosophy department. These men,
assisted by other faculty members,
perform the preliminary judging of
the manuscripts, which are then sent
to prominent American authors,
whose names are not published until
the announcement of the prize-
winners is made.
Professor Weaver believes that the
work of the students who win awards
in the contest is of decidedly superior
quality, and may scarcely be classed
with the work of amateurs. "The
manuscripts submitted by students
in past years have been of fine qual-
ity, and it will be of great interest to
determine the comparative merits of
the work this year in relation to that
of past contests," he said.
April Law Review
Comes Out Today
"Public Policy and the Arrest of
Felons," by Prof. John B. Waite of
the Law School, a featured article in
the April issue of the Michigan Law
Review which will make its appear-
ance today, is expected to prove of
more than ordinary interest to devo-
tees of the publication, it was said
yesterday. Professor Waite discusses,
in his monograph problems arising
out of the difficulty of conviction and[
punishment of gun-toters after evi-
dence of guilt is found.
Other leading contributions in the
April issue are "Anti-Fraud Legisla-
tion" by Watson Washburn, and
"What Can the Regulatory Securities
Act Accomplish?" by Olga M. Steig.

Coif Announces
Selection Of 13
New Members
Honorary Legal Society
Picks Upper 10 Per Cent
Of Senior Law Class
Thirteen members of the senior
Law School class-scholastically the
upper 10 per cent in averages cov-
ering the past two and a half years
-have been admitted to Coif, honor-
ary legal society, it was announced
yesterday by Prof. Paul A. Leidy,
secretary of the Law School.
Those honored are Ledlie Allen
DeBow, Kalamazoo; Raymond Wil-
liam Fox, Kalamazoo; Robert Doug-
as Gordon, Iron Mountain; Thomas
Haldane Jolls, Fredonia, N. Y.;
Katherine Kempfer, Detroit; Homer
Kripke, Toledo, 0.; George Edward
Leonard, Jr., Detroit; Charles D.
Peet, Detroit; Evan James Reed,
Akron, 0.; Robert Patrick Russell,
Milwaukee; George Alexander Spater,,
Highland Park; Carl Henry Urist,
South Haven; and Anthony A. Ver-
meulen, Grosse Pointe.
An initiation and banquet for the
new members will be held in the
near future, it was announced.

Free Silver Is
Voted Down
By 10 Votes
Arms Embargo Passes
Lower House; Senate
Believed Favorable
Roosevelt Starts
Army Reductions
Fish Leads Fight Against
Embargo Bill; Charges
Slip At Japanese
Washington, April 17.-()-Free
silver was voted down in the Senate
today by a 10-vote margin, the ad-
ministration's will prevailing over
strong inflation sentiment.
With that vote and with approval
by the House, 252 to 110, of a resolu-
tion to place in President Roosevelt's
hands power to prohibit shipments
of arms and munitions, the execu-
tive program in Congress moved two
long steps ahead.
As the legislators voted, the Presi-
dent was having the economy axe
sharpened for the army. Two to three
thousand officers and 12,000 to 15,000
men probably will be withdrawn
from the present strength of 12,000
and 117,000, respectively, to save $90,-
000,000.
PASS ARMS EMBARGO
WASHINGTON, April 17. - ()-
Congressional approval of the ad-
ministration's proposal that Presi-
dent Roosevelt be empowered to clap
embargoes on arms shipments to1
countries in conflict appeared cer-
tain today after overwhelming House1
adoption.
Beating down stubborn opposition
led by Republicans, the powerfuls
Democratic majority sent the legis-
lation through the House, 252 to 109,
and to the Senate, where it is sup-
ported by most of the Democrats.1
A similar proposai, requested by
former President Hoover, was adopt-
ed by the Senate in the last Congress,
but it died in the session-end legisla-
tion jam after former Senator Bing-
ham, Republican, Conn., moved for9
its reconsideration. Despite some in-
dicated Senate opposition, Demo-
cratic leaders are confident the meas-
ure will be approved.
The House vote broke party lines.
Twenty-two Democrats joined 83 Re-
publicans and four Farmer-Laborites
in opposition, while nine Republicans
and one Farmer-Laborite, Kvale, of
Minnesota, voted with 242 Demo-
crats for adoption.
Fish Heads Opposition 1
A final effort to modify the meas-
ure, drawn as requested by Secretary£
Hull, was made by Representative
Fish, of New York, ranking Repub-
lican on the foreign affairs commit-
tee. His motion to send the resolu-
tion back to the committee for in-
sertion of an amendment to "protect£
the neutrality of the United States"
was defeated on the roil call vote of
247 to 113.
In two days of bitter debate con-r
cluded Friday, Fish and Pinkham,
Republican, Mass., charged the meas-
ure would carry the United States
into the League of Nations "throught
the back door" and that it was aimed
at Japan."
Factor Says He Can't E
Raise Ransom Money
CHICAGO, April 17.-(/P)-John
"Jake the Barber" Factor, fighting
extradition to England on charges of

swindling investors out of $8,000,000,'
told authorities it would be impos-
sible for him to raise the $100,000
reputed to be demanded by kidnapers
for the return of his 17-year-old son,
Jerome.I

50 Per Cent Cut Applies
To All State Employees
From May 1 To June 30
Faculty Receives
All Of March Pay

Action On.
Measure

League,
Board,
Hit By

Union, Athletic
Publications Not
State's Economy

Salaries of all University employes
will be affected by the recent order
of the Finance Committee of the
State Administrative Board, which
reduced State payrolls 50 per cent
from May 1 to June 30, according to
John C. Christensen, controller of
the University.
"Salaries of thosedemployed by the
League, Union, and the Boards in
Control of Athletics and Student
Publications will not be affected,
since these are separate from the
University," Mr. Christensen said
yesterday. "However, University Hos-
pital salaries would be partly unpaid
temporarily, according to the terms
of the reduction measure."
The action of the State woard was
deemed imperative because of the de-
pleted condition of the State general
fund at the present time and the
prospect that little money would be
turned into it before July 1.
Mr. Christensen pointed out that'
State funds have been tied up be-
cause of banking difficulties, and that
unpaid taxes have further decreased
available State monies. Full payment
of all State salaries, according to dis-
patches from Lansing, will be made
when the revenue is available.
A quarter of a million dollars was
distributed to University employees
last Saturday, paying them up com-
pletely to that date.
Chinese Flee
Before Heavy
Jap Advance
PEIPING, April 17.-(RP)-Bombing
planes and heavy artillery went into
action on a large scale today as Jap-
anese troops sent the entire Chinese
Army in the coast region of North
China proper fleeing to the south
bank of the Lwan River.
It was the first extensive Japanese
advance into the Peiping-Tientsin
area, where there are considerable
American and other foreign interests.
The Lwan River is 65 miles south-
west of Shankhaikwan and only 100
miles from Tientsin.
Changli, where an American Meth-
odist mission is situated, and numer-
ous other towns fell in rapid order
to the Japanese and a Manchukan
Army.
The Chinese had predicted this
sweep over Peiping's route to the sea
since the fall of Shanhaikwan, Jan.
3. Their fears were increased a month
and a half ago when the Japanese
began seizing all the passes in the
Great Wall, to the north. Japanese
placed responsibility on the Chinese
in advance of the action, declaring
that the move would not be made
unless it was "forced" by attacks on
the Japanese lines.

LANSING, April 17.-Action on
the Un iv e r s it y appropriations
which was scheduled in the House
tonight was postponed until to-
morrow when University represen-
tatives will meet with members of
the House Ways and Means Com-
mittee for a last minute discussion
of the measure before a vote is
taken. Dr. Ruthven will come here
for the discussion.
O'Brien Rules
No Beer Until
State Repeal
Beer Manufacture Would
Be Prohibited To All But
One Of 200 Breweries
LANSING, April 17.-(P)-Federal
advices that Michigan's breweries
may start manufacturing 3.2 per cent
beer in anticipation of legalization
of such beverages were challenged to-
day by Patrick H. O'Brien, attorney
general. He ruled informally that
until the State Prohibition law is re-
pealed or amended, beer cannot be
produced or stored.-
If the attorney general's ruling is
complied with, only one brewery in
Michigan may manufacture beer and
hold it for sale after the prohibition
act is amended. He held that brew-
eries having permission to reproduce
near beer by the de-alcoholizing pro-
cess may manufacture 3.2 per cent
beer prior to the enactment of the
State beer law.-
It was reported there is only one
such permit in Michigan. About 200
other breweries would be barred from
advance manufacture by the attorney
general's decision.
O'Brien took the position that
Washington permits do not apply as
long as the State dry law remains on
the statute books. If his position is
upheld, Michigan may have a beer
draught when the manufacture and
sale of 3.2 per cent beverages is le-
galized. Sen. Adolph F. Heidkamp,
Republican, Lake Linden, said it
would take the breweries several
weeks to get into production if they
are not allowed to manufacture prior
to the legalization of beer. The Sen-
ate adopted a resolution urging Fed-
eral authorities to allow breweries to
operate.
The House liquor traffic commit-
tee, meanwhile, took up the adminis-
tration beer bill unofficially and
planned to hold a formal meeting
Tuesday. Members of the committee
believed a majority would favor
striking out the clause attached by
the Senate proposing absolute repeal
of the State prohibition law.
Final Hearings
In Case Clubs
To BeFriday
Finalists in the Law School Case
Club competition are Nathan Levy,
L, and Victor Rabinowitz, '34L, op-
posing Robert Kelb, '34L, and Wil-
lard Avery, '34L, it was announced
yesterday. The finals will be held at
3 p. in., April 21 in the Lawyers Club.
Levy and Rabinowitz represent
Holmes Club, while Kelb and Avery
represents Marshall Club. The four
finalists are survivors of competition
among 32 entrants split into 16
teams.
The Case Club finals will be the
third feature of a day to be marked
by the appearance of Samuel Sea-
bury, distinguished New York jurist,
and the Founders Day Banquet to be

held in the Lawyers Club. Judge
Seabury will speak at a special Uni-
versity Convocation at 11 a. m., April
21, while the banquet will take place
at 7 p. in.
No Progress Made
Tv, R I? ] LLa - £h .. * A" h

Budget Cut
Is Postponed

For Grant Of $3,750,000;

Ruthven

Asks

Legislators

University

Payroll Slashe

Representatives, Senators
On 'Fact-Finding' Tour
Hear President's Plea
$432,724 Decrease
Is Suggestion Made
Peril Involved Ii Larger
Cut, With Increase I
Youth Unemployment
A request for an appropriation of
$3,750,000 for the year 1933-34 was
made yesterday by President Alex-
ander G. Ruthven in a speech to 20
members of the State House of Rep-
resentatives and Senate, who came
to Ann Arbor to make a "fact find-
ing"tour of the University.
The appropriation suggested would
represent a decrease of approximate-
ly $432,724 from this year's total of
$4,182,724 and a decrease of $1,200,-
000 from the 1931-32 appropriation,
This would be the biggest cut that
any university has received over thE
period of the last 22 months.
Dr. Ruthven, speaking quietly but
forcefully, explained to the Legisla-
tors that University could not take
a larger cut and still retain its status
as a first class institution. "We must
cut expenses to the minimum," he
said, "but we must not damage the
present generation of students. If we
cut the budget more than the amount
I have suggested, we will do so at
our peril and at yours. Any further
reduction will mean that the Uni-
versity of Michigan will lose its pres-
tige built up through a hundred
years as one of the leading univer-
sities of the country and become a
second, third, or possibly fourth rate
university through one or more of
th efollowing changes: radical in-
creases in student fees, the closing o
important departments, the perma-
Toward the end of the meet-
ing Rep. Miles Callahan (Rep,,
Reed City), who has frequently
been termed by the press an
enemy of the University, de-
clared that he has always been a
friend of the institution and
would at the present time take
great pleasure in voting it un-
limited funds if that were
possible. Owing to the depres-
sion, he pointed out, the Legis-
lature has less money at its
disposal than formerly. He in-
dicated that he will support only
as large a cut in the University
appropriation as he believes the
decrease in the funds at the dis-
posal of the State makes neces-
sary.
rent loss of irrenlacable members of
the following changes: radical in
come from students driven away
from Michigan."
Would Increase Unemployment
"If our tuition is greatly xased,"
he stated, "it will mean that we will
add a certain number to the nation's
unemployed young people that roam
the highways living on dole."
Dr. Ruthven said that he had been
criticized for not cutting the salaries
of professors and assistants more
thantheyshad already been cut. He
explained that all employees of the
University were being paid at a mar-
ket rate, and that if the salaries of
instructors were cut until they were
below the market rate they would go
to other institutions.
"The market rate of professors has
decreased only very slightly," he said.
"Most institutions have reduced pro-
fessors' salaries only a very little,
There are a few universities that
have had drastic reductions in in-
come, and it will take them at least
20 years to rehabilitate to their for-
mer status."

Funds Can't Be Diverted
Dr. Ruthven explained that very
little money that the University re-
ceives as gifts can be used to meet
operating expenses. Only about $10,-
000 per year of the donated money
can be used in the general fund, he
said. The rest must be spent as speci-
fied by the donor.
In discussing the growth of the
University, the President said that
the University was large, but that it
had grown with -the State and with

2

British Officers
Killed By Chinese

HONG KONG, China, April 17.--
UP)-Two British officers and one
Chinese officer were killed and sev-
eral sailors were wounded today
when the cruiser Read, which re-
cently joined the Chinese maritime
customs, was attacked by pirates
after being grounded 15 miles from
Macao.
The vessel disappeared and it was
believed that the pirates had sailed
it away.
There have been numerous inci-
dents recently in connection with a
sudden spurt in smuggling. M. W.
Hallums, a European commanding a
Chinese custom cruiser, is awaiting
trial on a charge of manslaughter as
a result of firing on a junk in Hong
Kong waters and killing the small
daughter of the junk master.
From Macao it was reported that
one of the British officers killed by
the pirates was named Pearce and
the other, formerly of H. M. S. Her-
mes, was named Baldwin. Baldwin,
it was said, died of his wounds some
time after the attack.

Thousands Taste Discipline
Of Army Life AtCamp Custer,

I

Caverly
State

Publishes
Tax Survey

By LOIS JOTTER
The 2,100 men of the Civil Conser-
vation Corps now located at Camp
Custer for a reconditioning period of
two weeks must be made comfortable
first of all, Col. Russel C. Langdon
of the 2nd Regiment, commanding
officer at the camp, told The Daily
Sunday.
Although the day was cold and
damp, the men seemed very com-
fortable in clothing issued as rapidly
as possible from the army warehouse.
Snm idaofth gppi it wic

six cots and a Sibley stove. Colonel
Langdon recounted the history of
these stoves, which have been in use
since the days of the Civil War. The
stove is merely a metal cone set in
a box of sand, with a stove-pipe
leading from the top of the cone
through a metal cap on the top of
the tent. Because of the suddenness
of organizing the camp, some of the
later arrivals had to be housed in
tents with neither floors nor stoves.
Colonel Langdon and Col. Robert M.
Lyon, who is in direct charge of the

"The Tax Situation in Michigan,"
a bulletin seeking to bring together
into a single brief compilation the
essential data on revenues and ex-
penditures of Michigan, property tax
levies, and other problems of state
finance has been prepared by Prof.
Harcourt L. Caverly of the economics
department and published by the
Michigan Municipal League. The
sale price of the bulletin is $1.
"It has been apparent for some
time that a more or less thorough
overhauling of the tax system of the
State of Michigan would soon be-
oome necessary," Professor Caverly
says in a preface to the bulletin.
"Governmental costs have been ap-

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