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Higher Learning At The Uni-
versity . .; Roosevelt's Policy
Shows Consistency . .
VOL. XLIII No. 141 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1933
PRICE FIVE CENT
President Takes U. S. Off
Gold Standard; Asks
For Broader Powers
Model Economics Conference
To Discuss War Debts, Tariffs
Next On Program
Woodin, Bank Governors
Study Plans To Release
WASHINGTON, April 19.-()-In
a day of historic financial action,
President Roosevelt moved boldly
forward tonight for controlled in-
flation on an international scale.
He swung the United States off the
gold standard in world trade as an
opening sht and tonight sanctioned
legislation giving him broad author-
ity to carry through his program to
lift American prices, stabilize the
world exchanges on a revised gold
basis, and expand the use of cur-
The swiftly executed maneuvers by
the confident President brought a
turbulent reaction throughout the
world.American stock and commod-
ity prices shot upward. The dollar
fell off in the World exchanges. Wall
Street quotations on foreign currency
Withdraws Gold Support
In his first move, the President
adroitly put himself into a position to
negotiate for a revised world gold
standard by withdrawing support of
the dollar in foreign exchanges to
combat the depreciated currencies of
the foreign nations now off the
He has in mind bringing all na-
tions back to .the gold standard as
a measure of stability; but he is con-
sidering a new standard whereby the
present ratio of 40 er cent gold re-
serve for currency woildebe reduced.
He will insist upon common action
by all the nations in establishing the
new ratio, which will permit more
currency to be circulated on the same
world supply of the precious gold
Attack Domestic Angle
Meanwhile, the Administration at-
tacked the problem from its purely
domestic angle. Governors of the 12
Federal Reserve banks reported
promising outlooks to Secretary
Woodin and then studied means. of'
pumping available idle currency into
The governors also tackled the task'
of freeing the four to five billions
still locked up in closed banks. Quick
action appeared in prospect tonight.
T ake Part In
University Students To Be
Featured In Performance
For Benefit Of Cripples
An ensemble of more than 110 boysr
and girls of grade school and Uni-
versity age ranging from Jean Pew,
three years old, up to Tommy Rob-
erts, a University junior, will all pass
in review in "Juniors On Parade,"
musical fantasie, which will be given1
at 8:15 p. m. Friday and Saturday
nights and 2:15 p. m. Saturday aft-
ernoon at the Lydia Mendelssohn;
Theatre. The revue is being pre-
sented under the auspices of King's
Daughters. The proceeds of produc-,
tion will be turned over to teachers
of cripples at the University Hospital,
The program consists mostly of
dances, which have been arranged,'
written, and directed by Roy Hoyer,1
onetime New York star, noted fore
his direction of the Union Operas
here. The music has been adopted1
from current popular musical scores,
and will be presented by Raoul Ken-3
yon and his orchestra with the as-
sistance of Paul Tompkins, '34, local1
theatre organist as pianist in the
Brilliant and colorful costumes1
have been imported from Chicago
and Paris, according to Mrs. H. L.
Rettick, publicity chairman.
An-m.;n.,vin- in .nn val ,- m -_
War debts and reparations, tariffs
and trade barriers, and money andl
credit and capital movements are to'
be the three general topics of discus-
sion of the model world economics
conference, to be held here May 4
and 5 as the opening of a week-end
of world problems conferences, it has
been announced by Charles A. Orr,
Grad., member of the committee in
charge of arranging the meetings.
An attempt is being made to have
all important nations represented on'
each of the three commissions, Orr
said. Foreign students are being in-
vited through the Cosmopolitan
Club to represent their own coun-
tries, while other vacancies are be-
ing filled by economics and political
science students. Others interested
in taking an active part are urged
to communicate with Martin Wag-
ner, '33, general chairman of the
economics committee, or with other
members of the committee. In most
cases it will not be necessary to pre-
pare papers, it was said.
The conference will attempt pri-
marily to enable students to gain a
knowledge of world economic prob-
lems, emphasizing the points of view
of the individual countries, Orr said.
It will also serve as a model of in-
ternational conferences as developed
since the World War by the League
In view of the international eco-
nomic conference to be held in Lon-
don in July, the National Disarma-
ment Council is sponsoring student
model conferences in universities
and colleges throughout the country.
The London conference will not dis-
cuss war debts and reparations, ow-
ing to opposition by| the United
States, but will take up the other
topics included here.
Plenary sessions to be held in the
evenings of both days of the con-
ference will attempt to integrate
findings of the various individualsi
and commissions into a general con-
clusion, according to Orr. The three
commissions will meet separately
both afternoons. All sessions will be
held in the Union and will be open
to the public.
Dr. S. P. Duggan To Talk
On U. S. Latin-American
Policy At Meeting
The annual honors convocation
ceremonies will be held at 11 a. in.,
Friday, April 28, in Hill Auditorium,
according to an announcement yes-
terday by Joseph A. Bursley, dean of
students. All classes will be excused
at that time, it was announced..
Dr. Stephen P. Duggan, director
of the Institute of International Eud-
cation, has been named as speaker
and has chosen as his subject, "Our
Changing Policy Toward Latin Amer-
Dr. Duggan is a professor of poli-
tical science at the College of the
City of New YFork and is a member
f the World Peace Foundation and a
director of the Council on Foreign
Relations. He has lectured extensive-
'y in Europe and South America as
well as in the United States, and
ias been instrumental in arranging
for exchange students and lectures
between this and foreign countries.
Special invitations to attend the
convocation will be sent to the upper
10 per cent of the senior class in
scholarship rating, freshmen and
sophomores who have an average of
at least half A and half B, the newly
elected members of Phi Beta Kappa,
Phi Kappa Phi and Tau Beta Pi,
and the recipients of fellowships,
scholarships, and special awards
which are based primarily on schol-
President Alexander G. Ruthven
will preside, and an organ interlude
will be given by Prof. Palmer Chris-
tian of the School of Music.
Council Names Gail
As New Secretary
Maxwell T. Gail, '34, was named
secretary-treasurer of the Interfra-
ternity Council for the year 1933-
1934 at a meeting of the Judiciary
Committee of the Council held last
night. He will take office at the last
official meeting of the year to be held
At the meeting at that time the
president of the Council for the com-
ing year will be elected by the Coun-
cil as a whole from the nominations
submitted by the Judiciary Com-
All candidates for the presidency
must submit written applications to
Charles W. Jewett, '34, present sec-
retary-treasurer, on or before Thurs-
day, April 27, Jewett said last night.
The applicants will be summoned
to a personal interview with the
Committee Wednesday, May 3.
The possibility of combining fra-
ternities was considered at the meet-
ing last night, Jewett said, with two
plans offered for discussion.
One plan proposed that fraterni-
ties might take in independents and
others purely as boarders and room-
ers, while the other suggested that
two fraternities might combine into
one house and rent the other house
as a dormitory.
Any group interested in combining
Out 7-3 Victory
Good Pitching And Timely
Hitting Gives Michigan
Win In Opening Game
HILLSDALE, April 19. - Timely
hitting in three innings gave the
Michigan baseball team a 7 to 3 vic-
tory over Hillsdale in the first offi-
cial game of the season for the
Wolverines here this afternoon.
The Maize-and-Blue made their
nine hits and the wildness of pitcher
Stitsworth count for seven runs, al-
though the batting weakness which
dogged the Michigan nine in the pre-
season games with Ypsilanti was
Art Patchin and Whitey Wistert
divided theihurling honors for the
Wolverines, and' but for two bad
throws by third baseman Buck Water-
bor would have blanked the Dalers.
The losers were limited to four scat-
tered hits by the Michigan twirlers.
Each pitcher registered four strike-
Stitsworth held Michigan in check
until the third inning when three
hits, including doubles by Captain
Diffley and Braendle, a base on balls,
a hit batsman and an error by
Catcher Farquharson netted the
Wolves three runs. Two sirgles, an-
other hit batsman, and a long fly
gave the Maize-and-Blue a brace of
tallies in the sixth, and three hits,
along with a pair of stolen bases
gave Michigan their final two runs
in the eighth frame.
Of Cap Night
May 12, 13 Are Named As
Dates Of Spring Games
And Lantern Night
For 3 P. M. May 10
Delays Election Of Second
Year Member Owing To
Sidestepping the probiem of hold-
ing Cap Night without any caps, the
Student ; Council last night delegated
the arrangements for the traditional
ceremonies to the Union and gave
the Underclass Committee of the
Union power to-make arrangements
for the annual Spring Games with
the supervision of the Student Coun-
The Council set the date for Cap
Night as May 12 and the Spring
Games for May 12 and 13. It is
understood that the hog-tying con-
test in connection with the Spring
Games will be held Saturday morn-
ing, May 13, while the traditional
tug-of-war Will be held Friday af-
Suggest Early Date
It was suggested that the Cap
Night ceremonies be made early
enough to allow students and visitors
to attend also the Lantern Night
ceremonies, annual event for senior
women, which will be held later in
A plan to ask the co-operation of
the Interfraternity Council in re-
quiring freshmen to attend Cap
Night was rejected on the grounds
that a similar action was taken last
year with little result.
Last year the freshman class fail-
ed to appear in very great numbers
to celebrate their "passage into]
The Council moved to delay the
election of any sophomore represen-
tatives to the Student Council until
the regular spring elections in May.
A possibility of a reorganization of
the Student Council led the mem-
bers of the Council to delay the elec-
tion in hopes that it may be possible
to hold the election under a revised
plan of student government.
Swingout Date Set
Swingout, traditional parade of
seniors which is held every spring,
will take place at 3 p. m. Wednes-
day, May 10, the Council decreed.
Cane Day will be Sunday, May 4,
and mention was made of a wish on
the part of the seniors to be able to
buy their canes at a price lower than
The Senior Ball will be held Fri-
day, May 19, one week earlier than
last year at the request of members
of the Law School, who stated that
the nearness of finals would make
it impossible for them to attend if
the Ball were held a week later.
The Student Council will petition
the Senate Committee on Student
Affairs to grant permission to hold
the dance from 10 p. m. to 3 a. m.
Women To Pick
Election Of Chairman For
Activity Also To Be Held
At League Today
Meeting for the fifst time this
year as a group, freshman women
will decide today what activity will
replace the Freshman Pageant this
year. The meeting will be held at
4:15 p. m. in the League :Ballroom'
Nominations for the offices to be
filled at this meeting have been sub-
mitted by Margaret Hiscock and Eliz-
abeth Rich newly elected freshman
representatives to the League Board
The nominations for general chair-
man, are Margaret Ballard, Irene
McCausey, anfd Jean Seeley. The
assistant-chairmanship will be given
the candidate with the second high-
est number of votes.
Although the activity has not yet
been chosen, there will be three sub-
committee heads elected. The candi-
dates for these offices will be voted
on in a block, the highest being
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eer ill Up
Governor Comstock Says
3.2 Per Cent Beer, Wine
Will Be Legal Next Week
Gallery Of House
Temporary Licenses Will
Be Issued To Speed Up
Sale Of Liquor
LANSING, April 19.-(P)-Under
suspended rules the House Wednes-
day night pushed the administration
beer bill ahead on the calendar.
The measure was taken up in a
special night session for considera-
tion in committee of the whole.
Packed galleries listened to the
discussion. Liberal floor leaders
hoped to have the measure on Gov-
ernor Comstock's desk in a day or
two. Amendments attached by the
House liquor traffic committee di-
verged widely from the provisions
approved by the Senate. .The bill
may have to go to a conference com-
mittee to settle the differences.
Governor Comstock believed 3.2
per cent beer and wine would be
legal in Michigan by next week. He
said he would announce his 17-
member State liquor control commis-
sion as soon as the measure is signed.
Temporary licenses will be issued as
rapidly as possible, so the sale of
wine and beer may begin promptly,
Prices For '33
Reservations For Season
Seats To Be Made Daily
Because of the financial as well as
artistic success of the Dramatic Fes-
tival last spring, according to Prof.
0. J. Campbell of the English de-
partment, tickets this year, especially
when bought as season seats will be
lower than in any previous season, it
has been announced.
Reservations for season tickets for
the 1933 Dramatic Festival, to be
held from May 22 through June 21
in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, may
be made at the Alumnae Council
office in the Michigan League begin-
ning tomorrow at 10 a. m. Seats
for all performances will be on sale
daily in this office from 10 a. m.
to 5 p. m., until the opening of the
actual box-office sale.
The civic committee of the Drama-
tic Festival, of which Professor
Campbell is chairman and J. A.
Bursley, dean of students, is treas-
urer, announce important reduc-
tions in the scale of season tickets
for the theatre festival. Perfor-
mances will be presented nightly, ex-
cept on Sundays, through the season.
In addition there will be matinees
on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
afternoons, and also on Monday and
Tuesday, June 19 and 20, during the
closing days of the festival.
Single seats for the evening per-
formances will be $1 and $1.50 on
the main floor of Mendelssohn
Theatre, and 50 and 75 cents in the
balcony. There will be a marked re-
duction in prices for single seats at
the Wednesday, Friday and Satur-
day matinee performances. At these
afternoon performances main floor
seats will be 50 and 75 cents, and
the balcony 25 and 50 cents. There
will be 200 seats at 25 cents for all
Season tickets for any six plays
(Continued on Page 6)
Hieber Speaks At
Christian life as it pertains to the
minister and the layman was dis-
cussed by the Rev. John M. Hieber,
of Fenton, at a service last night
of the South Michigan Pastoral Con-
ference of the Missouri Synod, held
at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
The conference will close with
Hit By Floods
Guardsmen Watch Levee
Dynamited By Agitators
In River District Feud
CBY The Associated Press)
Cotton fields in Dixie and textile
towns of New England were menaced
by the flood waters of swollen
streams Wednesday night.
Thousands of acres of rich Missis-
sippi cotton lands along the Talla-
hatchie River lay under water, the
lake of mud widening hourly as
backwaters surged through a gap
dynamited in the levee.
Two companies of National Guards-
men patrolled the broken dyke near
Glendora, Miss., to prevent further
blasting that would menace the far-
mers at the head of Black Bayou.
The guardsmen had arrived last
night just as a group of dynamiters
with spades and explosives were pre-
paring to se;off another charge
near the crevasse.
A 30-foot break in the levee blast-
ed open by a mob of 300 Tuesday,
widened slightly and the levee guards
made no effort to cose it, fighting
only to prevent further crumbling.
The civilian guards kept busy both
during the night bolstering the dyke
while the state militiamen drove out
the dynamiting gang and sought to
quiet the feud between farmers on
opposite banks of the Tallahatchie.
The peak of the New England
floods moved from Vermont into
Massachusetts and New Hampshire,
imperiling industrial centers.
Five lives have been lost in New,
England, George Ross, 54, being car-
ried to death at South Royalston,
Mass., Wednesday while working at
a dam near a factory of which he
To e Sent To
It has practically been decided that
the winner of the University Oratori-
cal contest, which is being held at
8 p. m. tonight in the Laboratory
Theatre, will be sent as a representa-
tive of the University to the North-
ern Oratorical League contest, which
is being held this year Thursday,
April 27, at Iowa City, Ia., according
to Carl G. Brandt, of the department
of speech and general linguistics.
The schools who will send orators to
this sectional contest are the Univer-
sities of Wisconsin, Michigan, and
Minnesota, Western Reserve Univer-
sity, and Northwestern University.
The following students will com-
pete tonight: Alice Boter, '33, Dor-
othy M. Davis, '33, Edmund K. Heit-
man, '35, Wilbert L. Hindman, Jr.,
'33, Robert M. Sawyer, '33, and Rob-
ert S. Ward, '35. This will be the
first time two women have partici-
pated in the finals.
Skornia Heads Play
Harry J. Skornia, Grad., will have
the leading role of Monsieur Jour-
dain in Moliere's "Le Bourgeois Gen-
tilhomme," the annual Cercle Fran-
cais play to be given April 27, Prof.
Rene Talamon of the French depart-
ment has announced.
Supporting Skornia are: Ruth
Karpinski, Grad., as Madame Jour-
dain; Norma Lou Cove, '34, as Lucile,
their daughter; John Maulbetsch,
Grad., as Cleonte; Betty Bergener,
'34, as Dorimene; Edwards C. Camp-
bell, '34, as Dorante; Edith Carlin,
'33, as Nicole; and James C. O'Neill
of the French department as Co-
Other members of the cast are:
John F. Schmidt, '35E, Harolds
Barnes, '34, Maurice Demers, '35E,
Joseph A. La Cava, '34, John Seaman,
One Board Sough
Senate Studies Proposed
Would Be Affected
No Vote Taken On
Dispute Over Southworth
Measure Is Ironed Out;
Plan To Rush Action
LANSING, April 19.-(AP)-A pro-
posal was adopted tonight in the
Senate to institute a study leading to
the unification of State educational
institutions including the University
of Michigan under one control board.
The measure was introduced in the
form of a resolution by Sen. Andrew
L. Moore (Rep., Pontiac). It would
set up a three-man committee from
that body to study the feasibility of
a unified board of control for all
State colleges and the University,
Lieutenant-Governor Allen E.' Steb-
bins will name the committee later.
Meanwhile the two measures reduc-
ing the mill tax appropriations for
the University of Michigan and
Michigan State College advanced in
committee of the whole in the House
without serious debate.
During the session today confer-
ence committees ironed out a dis-
pute over the Southworth bill allo-
cating property taxes under the 15-
mill constitutional limitation.
The conferees added two more
members to the county tax commis-
sions in direct charge of allocation
5,000 Leaflets Handed
Out By Student League
More than ,000 leaflets were
distributed yesterday by the Na-
tional Student League to students
and faculty members urging them
to telegraph the Legislature their
protest against reducing the Uni-
versity appropriation to less than
the $3,750,000 suggested by Pres-
ident Alexander G. Ruthven.
The National Student League,
in the event that the appropria-
tion should be set at $2,645,000,
the amount specified in the bill's
present form, will wage a vigorous
campaign "to see that the extra
cut is not taken out on the stu-
dents in the form of an increase
in tuition fees," according to offi-
cials of the organization.
among local governmental units and
directed that all school districts re-
ceive a minimum of four mills,
The conference report was sub-
mitted tonight in the House and
plans were made to rush the meas-
ure through to passage. As the bill
is written, there is no provision for
a State property tax. A clause re-
quires that a decision on whether
there will Abe a State levy be made
by May 1.
As the bill left the conference
committee, it would allocate a mini-
mum of three mills to the counties,
four mills to all school districts,
whether in or outside of cities, and
one-tenth of a mill to cities and vil-
lages. If county tax commissions lim-
ited the allocations to counties,
school districts, and cities to the
minimum amounts a balance of seven
and nine-tenths mills would be avail-
able to other local governmental
Conferees added the country treas-
urer and a private citizen chosen by
the probate judge to the personnel
of the proposed county tax commis-
78 Participate In
Seventy-eight students submitted
entries in the 1933 Avery Hopwood
writing contest, which closed yester-
day, it was announced last night by
the English department office. This
number is three less than that for
1932, but; according to Prof. Bennett
Weaver, secretary of the awards, the
deficiency in entries will probably be
made up by the higher quality.
Each contestant has his own pseu-
donym, left in the English office with
Artz, rf ........
Waterbor, 3b ...
Braendle, if ....
Petoskey, cf ...
Oliver, 2b ......
Paulson, 2b ....
Manuel, lb ....
Patchin, p .....
Wistert, p ...
Boby, lb .......
Selby, lf .......
Gordon, 3b ...
Bowerman, rf ..
Sweeney, cf ...
Huston, 2b .....
Place, ss ......
Stitsworth, p ...
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...31 3 4 27 5 1
....003 002 020-7
. ...100 002 000-3
Two- base hits-Braendle, Diffley.
Stolen bases-Artz (2), Teitelbaum
(2), Petoskey (2), Struck out-By
Patchin, 4; by Wistert, 4; by Stits-
Cross, Bigelow Speak
Before Research Club
Two papers on J. B. Priestley, Eng-
lish chemist and student of theology,
and one on Dr. William Beaumont,
American physiologist, were read last
night at the annual memorial meet-
ing of the Research Club. Prof. Ar-
thur E. R. Boak, chairman of the
fin + iafirot inf rnrbirpronPfl,0fA T.