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The Weather
Fair Friday and Saturday;
somewhat cooler Friday in
northwest portion.

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Extra- Curricular Activitie
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VOL. XLIII No. 143




Seabury Is
To Discuss
City Today
Municipalities Will Be
Subject Of Address By
New York Investigator
Case Club Finals
Will Be At 3 P. M.
Six Members Of State
Judiciary Are Judges In
Law School Contest
Former Judge Saimuel Seabury,
well-known municipal graft investi-
gator and Nemesis of ex-Mayor
James J. Walker of New York City,
will deliver an addiess entitled "Some
Contemporary Developments in Mu-
nicipal Government" at 11 a. m. to-
day in Hill Auditriun at a special
University convocation. At this time
the University will confer on Mr.
Seabury an honorary degree of doc-
tor of laws.
Six members of the Michigan ju-
diciary have accepted invitations to
attend the convocations and judge
the finals of the Law School Case
Club competition at 3 p. m. in the
Lawyers Club, it was announced by
Dean Henry M. Bates of the Law
School. They are Judge Arthur H.
Tuttle of the United States District
Court, and Judges Arthur Webster,
Homer Ferguson, Alan Campbell, Guy
A.. Miller, and Charles B. Colling-
wood, all of the Michigan Circuit
Will Present Award
Harry C. Bulkley, of the Detroit
law firm of Bulkley, Ledyard, Dick-
inson, and Wright, will present the
Henry M. Campbell award to the
Case Club winners. The $4,000 Camp-
bell award fund was established by
Mr. Bulkley in honor of Mr. Camp-
bell, a former member of his firm.
Case Club finalists who will com-
pete for the award are Nathan Levy,
L, and Victor Rabinowitz, '34L, rep-
resenting *Holnes Club, and Robert
Kelb, '34L, and Willard Avery, '34L,
representing Marshall Club.
Among the prominent guests of the
day will be John M. Zane of Chicago,
Judge Marx of Cincinnati, and Judge
Wood of New York.
Banquet at 7 p. 1.f
The Founders Day banquet at
which Mr. Seabury will lecture on
"The Public Profession of the Law"
will be held at 7 p. m. in the Law-
yers Club.
Elected judge of the New York
City Court in 1901, Mr. Seabury be-
came successively Supreme Court
justice in 1907, Court of Appeals jus-
tice in 1914 and Democratic candi-
date for governor of New York in
1916. He was defeated for the gov-
ernorship by Charles Whitman when
former president Theodore Roosevelt
withdrew his support from the Sea-
bury ticket. In 1930 the Appellate
Division of New York appointed Mr..
Seabury to investigate the inagis-
trates' courts of New York, with re-
sultant dismissal of judges, charges
against the vice squad, and numer-
ous indictments and jail sentences.
It was about this time that former
Mayor Walker complimented the Ap-
pellate Division on its selection of
Mr. Seabury as its investigator-and
the compliment struck back hard. As
special investigator of the Hofstadter
Legislative Committee, Mr. Seabury
was able to force the retirement of
Walker in the fall of last year.

Model League
To Convene In
Ypsilanti Today
YPSILANTI, April 20.-Nine Uni-
versity students will be present at the
League of Nations Model Assembly
to be held here tomorrow and Satur-
day in McKenny Hall of Michigan
State Normal College, it was an-
nounced today by Mrs. Emma O.
Kemnitz, secretary-general of the as-
sembly. They will act as "delegates"
from India, China, and Iraq.
The University's representatives are
J. P. Sinha, Grad., Robert Suez, '33E,
Faith Ralph, '33, Robert McCulloch;
Grad., Stanley Schlee, '33, Phyllis
Swift, '34, Gordon Galaty, '33, Betty
Davis, '34, and Benjamin King, Grad.
Sinha and Galaty will serve as "dele-
gates" from India, Miss Davis, Suez,
Schlee, and King, from China, and

Convocation Speaker

Expansion Of
Credit Is Ain
Of New Move
Seek To Support Comn-
inodity Prices; Green-
backs Not To Be Issued
Printing Press'
Inflation Denied
President Gets Authority
To Decrease Content Of
Gold In Dollar
WASHINGTON, April 20.-(R')-
Here is an authoritative explanation
of the currency legislation submitted
today in Congress:
The aim is to restore commodity
prices hold them up and then
create expansion, not of currency,
but of credit.
The first provision of the bill pro-
vides for credit expansion up to $3,-
000,000,000 through the federal re-
serve banks, but if this does not
work, the bill further provides in ef-
fect for the same thing by the is-
suance of treasury notes to replace
government bonds. These are not
greenbacks. There is a metallic base
behind them.
There are two purposes in this pro-
vision. One is not to increase the
national debt. The other is that the
notes would be retired from circula-
tion in about 25 years through a
specific sinking fund which provides
that they havecto be redeemed at the
rate of 4; per cent a year. The sec-
ond provision of the bill gives to
the President authority, within spec-
ific limitations, necessary from a con-
stitutional standpoint, to decrease
the content of the gold dollar. That
is done to make it easier to join with
all nations in re-establishing a
world-wide sound currency.
The third provision authorizes the
President to accept $100,000,000 in
silver in payment of foreign debts.
This not only eases the debt situa-
tion but works toward making silver
a form of international security for
currency. Nothing of the printing
press of the unregulated inflation is
contemplated in the bill.
How The Dollar Stands
In European Markets



Tax Reduction

To $2,645,000 Passed By House

After Sharp Debate;

Vote 69-2

--Associated Press Photo
City Attorney,
Treasurer Will
StayIn Office
Robert Campbell, New
Mayor, Will Hold Them
If Council Approves
City attorney William Laird and
city treasurer William Vernor will
be reappointed to their present posi-
tions, if their names ar'e approved
by the, Common Council, Mayor
Robert Campbell announce, yester-
day. The names will be presented
to the aldermen for approval Mon-
day night, May 1.
Other appointments announced by
Mayor Campbell are George Kyer
as police commissioner, Prof. E. C.
Goddard as a member of the park
board, and lt. L: Savery as a mem-
ber of .the fire commission.
Mayor Campbell also announced
that ,he was opposed to drastic wage
cuts and favored the merging of cer-
tain city departments so that such
cuts might be prevented.
Sager Was Lauded
By Contemporaries
When, in 1850, the Medical School
of the University of Michigan was
first organized three men earned the
right to be called the fathers of the
new department; Dr. Zins Pitcher,
one of the Regents and a leader in
the medical profession of the state,
Prof. Abram Sager, who was in
charge of the departments of botany
and zoology, and Prof. Silas H. Doug-
lass, an assistant in geology, miner-
alogy, and chemistry.
Professor Sager was, according to
those who knew him and have left
records of his work, one of those
patient, skillful, and, high-mirded
scholars who, in the- dawn of mod-
ern science, unaided by advanced
libraries, apparatus, and laboratories,
built up bit by bit the fields that are
our present biology, our medicine,
our physical science.'
Born in Bethlehem, N. Y., in 1810,
(Continued on Page 6)
Dr. Bennett Weaver
Talks O Educatio
Contrasting Plato's Utopia with
modern education and declaring
points where he believes the latter
is failing, Bennett Weaver of the
English department spoke yester-
day in Angell Hall at a lecture spon-
sored by the Student Christian Asso-
Missing Girl Is Found
In Detroit Hospital
Mary Wakus, 15, . of Ypsilanti,
missing from her home since last Fri-

Group Moves
To Keep Beer
Out Of Houses
Fraternity And Alumni
Committee Recommends
Action To Council
A recommendation that the antici-
pated 3.2 beer be consumed outside
of the fraternity houses, when it be-
comes legal, was made by a joint
committee of alumni and fraternity
men last night, and will be presented
to the Interfraternity Council at its
next meeting.
The right of each individual house
to legislate on the question as it sees
fit, however, was clearly recognized
by thetgroup and no attempt will be
made to force any house to take a
definite stand, either way, on the
question of the consumption of beer
in any house.
The resolution drawn up last night
was a recommendation of policy
which the group thought would be
advisable for the houses to follow in
the best interests of the whole fra-
ternal movement on the campus.
Alumni members present at the
meeting said that in the days before
prohibition there was practically no
drinking in the houses, and expressed
the hope that such a policy would
take place as soon as the new beer
becomes legal.
The Judiciary committee of the
council will meet May 3 'and the
council will meet May 10, according
to the present schedule, but it is be-
lieved that these groups will meet
previous to these dates to consider
the question.
The point was brought out that
the consumption of beer in fraternity
houses might prejudice parents
against having their sons joining
them, and also might possibly result
in action preventing freshmen from
living in the houses.
The recommendation which will be
presented to the Interfraternity
Council follows:
"Recognizing the right and ability
of each individual fraternity to leg-
islate on the matters of internal
house conduct and discipline, the In-
terfraternity Council recommends
that beer be not served or drunk in
or on fraternity premises and that
the use or drinking of the same be
limited to the lawfully licensed places
for consumption."
Sidewalks Resound

"(By The Associated Press)
Confusion, wide fluctuations in dol-
lar quotations, and rumors that sev-
eral other nations might abandon
gold as a monetary standard, at-
tended receipt of news that the Uni-
ted States had left gold.
L o n d o n-The British financial
and economic world was staggered,
but after the situation had been re-
surveyed, the dollar stopped its
downward plunge and improved to
$3.855 in dealing at the end of bank-
ing hours. Financial commentators
awaited further developments be-
fore expressing opinions on the
meaning of the American action.
Paris-The finance ministry de-
clared there was not the faintest
thought of placing an embargo on
gold, although the present cabinet
recently declared it was inevitable,
that France would desert gold if
America did. Gold supplies of Bel-
gium, Holland, and Switzerland were
drifting to Paris, and there was talk
that those nations would depart
from gold. A Bank of France state-
ment showed a gain in the large
gold reserve.
Rome-While the dollar fluctuated
between 16% and 17 lire American
tourists sought advice from bankers
and Italian officials and viewed the
situation calmly.

14 Pledges To
R.O.T.C. Society
Are Announced
Scabbard And Blade To
Hold Initiation Sunday
Morning On Campus
Fourteen pledges were announced
this week by F Company, 4th Regi-
ment, of Scabbard and Blade, na-
tional honorary military fraternity.
This honor, the highest that can
be received by an R.O.T.C. student,
was accorded to the following men:
Theodore C. Argue, '34E; Ronald L.
Bradley, '34E; Stanley .A. Brown,
'34E; James R. Doty, '34E: Arthur
B. Ebbers, '34E; Edward F. Jaros,
'35E; Edward S. Livaudais, '36; Ken-
eth A. Mack, '34E; Robert K. Mc-
Kenzie, '34; Donald A. Olberski, '34E;
John R. Odell, '34; Richard H. Car-
beck, '34; Harvey H. Nicholson, '34;
and Herbert W. Hulsman, Grad.
The pledges are now going through
their hell-week, which started Mon-
day and will last until Saturday of
this week. Saturday they will go on
a hike and Saturday night they will
camp with all regular military form.
Sunday morning the pledges will
return early and the initiation cere-
mony will be held under the flagpole,
by the Scabbard and Blade rock on
the campus. This is a custom which
originated about 10 years ago.
The new members will be pre-
sented at midnight at the Military
Ball. Preceding the ball Friday night
a banquet will be held in their honor.
The hell-week is in charge of W.
H. Clark, '33A, who is first lieutenant
of the Scabbard and Blade company.
Other officers of the company are:
O. T. Perkinson, '33E, captain; J. M.
Gruitch, '33E, second lieutenant; and
John A. Goetz, '33E, first sergeant.
Seniors Are Asked To
Get Caps And Gowns
Seniors in the literary college
were requested yesterday to order
their caps and gowns as soon as
possible by Charles Salisbury, '33,
chairman of the caps and gowns
committee. Van Boven's, State
Street clothing store, has been se-
lected by the committee as the
official store, Salisbury said, point-
ing out that the Swingout cere-
monies willtake place May 10.
Seniors in the engineering col-
lege were asked to order their
gowns Tuesday and Wednesday of
next week in front of the main
bulletin board on the second floor
of the West Engineering Building
by Alistair Mitchell, chairman of
the cap and gown committee for
the engineering college.
MacDonald Meeting
Changed Situation
NEW YORK, April 20.-UP)-A
world economic picture drastically
changed overnight by a single pres-
idential decree and by other current

Facts On The Budget
1931-The University appropriation for the year 1932 as passed
by the legislature was $4,928,852.
1932-University appropriation in the 1933 budget was reduced
to $4,126,000.
March 28, 1933-A proposal to slash the University appropria-
tion for 1934 to a maximum of $2,000,000 was introduced into the
State House of Representatives. Under this proposal, the University
was to receive its share only in the proportion collected. It was
estimated that this would mean a probable maximum of $1,000,000.
April 17-President Ruthven told a group of legislators who made
an inspection tour in Ann Arbor at his invitation that the University
could afford a reduction to $3,750,000.
April 19-The House Ways and Means committee rejected the
$2,000,000 plan and substituted a proposal to cut the appropriation
to $2,645,000, and eliminated the "proportion collected" clause.
April 20-The House passed the committee recommendation by a
vote of 69 to 21.

Comstock Says
Beer Sale May
Begin Tuesday
Two Houses To Compose
Differences To Permit
Signing Bill Monday
LANSING, April 20-(AP)-Beer of
3.2 per cent alcoholic content may
be legalized and made available in
Michigan by Tuesday. This appeared
probable as the two Houses of the
Legislature made ready to compose
their differences over the enabling
legislation Friday morning.
Governor Comstock did not expect
to sign the bill before Monday morn-
ing, but estimated temporary per-
mits could be issued to let a few
selected establishments about whom
there is no question, put beer on sale
within 24 hours. Engagements in De-
troit Friday afternoon and Saturday
will prevent earlier executive appro-
val of the measure, which probably
cannot be enrolled before Friday
Committees to Act Thursday
Conference committees of the two
houses began their deliberation
Thursday evening. The Senate is rep-
resented on this 'committee by Leon
D. Case, administration floor leader,
A. J. Wilkowski, introducer of the
bill and by A. F. Heidkamp, sponsor
of many of the Senate amendments
which the House rejected. The Rep-
resentatives in conference will in-
clude George H. Schoenhals, of St.
Johns, chairman of the Liquor Com-
mittee, William M. Donnelly, and
Carl Delano.
The proposed State tax is the prin-
cipal factor in which there is dis-
agreement. The Senate shaved 26
cents 'a barrel from the $1.25 rate
proposed in the advisory committee's
original draft, and the House boosted
the rate to $2, raising the threat that
nickel beer may be impossible. Be-
tween these two figures, it seemed
likely agreement would be found on
either the original $1.25 rate or $1.50.
While the two houses have at-
tached close to 100 amendments,
most of them cover minor matters
on which there is no serious disagree-
Issue Removed
Joint approval of the Senate pro-
vision that appointees on the Liquor
Commission shall be subject to the
Senate's confirmation has removed
that as an issue of conflict.
The Senate conferees expected to
continue their fight for "home rule,"
an element which found some sup-
port in both Houses, but which fi-
nally was rejected by the represen-
tatives, and also for a provision per-
mitting Circuit Court appeal from
the Commissioner's final determina-
None of these differences was ex-
pected to involve delay. The beer bill
has become too "hot" for dilatory
tactics. The pressure of back-home
demand for action can no longer be
Attempted Robbery At

Appropriation For Last
Year Was $4,126,000;
Once Was $5,000,000
Mention 'Evil Days'
As Reason For Cut
M S.'C. Gets $1,000000
Both Institutions Have
Guaranteed Income
LANSING, April 20.-(P)--Drastic-
ally reduced budgets for the Univer-
sity of Michigan and Michigan State
College were finally approved by the
House today.
Bills were passed and sent to the
Senate, reducing the University mill-
tax levy from six-tenths to four-
tenths of a mill, and Michigan State
from two-tenths to sixteen-one hun-
dredths. The assured yield would be
$2,645,000 for the University and $1,-
000,000 for Michigan State. Last year
the appropriation for the University
was $4,126,000 and in previous years
it was around $5,000,000.
The measures. were adopted after
sharp debate. Rep. Vern J. Brown,
(Rep., Mason), read a long list of
salaries paid University officials and
employees. He asserted 'their "de-
pression pay was far above that of
other persons."
"We are asking only that they take
a one-third cut in their pay. Evil
days have fallen upon Michigan. We
are proud of the 'University but we
can no longer support it in the style
to which it has become accustomed,"
he said.
The vote on the University bill was
69 to 21,
A bill was introduced by Rep. Phil
Pack (Rep., Ann Arbor), proposing
the establishment of a nine-member
commissionl to recommend to the
1935 legislature methods of correlat-
ing activities in institutions of higher
education and eliminating overlap-
pings and duplicatons. The House
adopted a resolution sponsored by
Rep. George ,H. Creen (Dem., Sag-
inaw), calling for a conference le-
tween representatives of the Board
of Regents, State Boards of Educa-
tion and Agriculture and of the gov-
erning board of the College of Min-
ing and Technology to discuss econ-
omies and elimination of duplica-
tions. The resolution goes to the
Alice Boter Is
Victorious In
Anual Contest
Oratorical Prize Is Given
For Delivery Of Oration,
'The New Woman'
Alice Boter, '33, last night won the
Chicago Alumni Medal and right to
be Michigan's representative in the
Northern Oratorical League contest
which is being held in Iowa City, Ia.,
next Thursday by winning a clear-
cut decision of the six judges in the
finals of the annual University Ora-
torical contest with her stirring ap-
peal for "The New Woman." The
contest was held in the Laboratory
Theatre. Robert N. Sawyer, '33, was
awarded second place, his oration
being, "The Law's Delay."
In last year's University contest
Miss Boter took second place in the
finals with her oration entitled,
"Carbon Copy." In her winning ad-
dress this year she traced the his-
tory of woman from the stone age
through to the present and then pro-
ceeded to expound her theories as to

what the "New Woman" would be
"The woman of the future will be
competent enough to handle any
business but she won't unless she has
Charles L. Johnson, '33, winner of
the contest last year, who subse-
quently placed fourth in the North-
ern Oratorical contest, acted as
chairman of the proceedings. "The
contest as a whole was superior to
the two previous I have witnessed,"

As Skaters


On Eve Of Spring
"Roll, roll, roll your boats gently
down the street"-if you would join
the seasonal crowd of students speed-
ing up pedal extremities with the
now almost traditional ball-bearing
In the mildness of yesterday's first
spring evening more than 500 spring-
fevered speedsters toured the campus
walks and local avenues. Senior
women joined with innumerable high
school devotees of the cement-dust-
ing pastime which became increas-
ingly risky as darkness obscured the
larger crevices in the sidewalks.


May Festival Announcements
Sent To 30,000 Music Lovers

More than 30,000 announcements
of the program for the Fortieth An-
nual May Festival, to be held here
May 17, 18, 19, and 20, are being
mailed to music patronsall over the
state and throughout the country,
Charles A. Sink, president of the
School of Music, announced yester-
Nina Koshetz, outstanding Russian
prima donna, will open the May Fes-
tival Wednesday night, May 17, with
the aria from "Russlan and Ludmil-
la" by Glinka; the aria, "Letter

Feast," new oratorio by the contem-
porary British composer, William
Walton. He will be assisted by the
University Choral Union, Prof. Pal-
mer Christian at the organ, and the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with
Prof. Earl V. Moore, University musi-
cal director, as guest conductor.
Heifetz has selected Brahms' "Con-
certo for Violin, D major, Opus 77"
to play with the orchestra as the
final part of the program.
Rose Bampton, contralto of the
Metropolitan Opera Company, and
the Young People's Festival Chorus,

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