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The Weather
Fair and continued cool
Thursday and Friday.







Peaceful May Day Marks
Decline Of Agitators; The
President And Women.


5 i - d

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Ruthven Will
Open Student
Parley Today
First Two Days Will Be
Used For Model World
Economic Conference
Faculty Men To Act
As Advisory Board
Student Conference Will
Model Procedure After
League Of Nations
President Alexander G. Ruthven
Will deliver the address of welcome
before the International Students'
Conference at 7:45 p. m. tonight in
the Assembly Hall of the Union.
The subject of his address will be
"All the World's a Stage." The first
two days of the four-day meeting
will be devoted to a model world eco-
nomic conference.
During the conference as a whole,
students on campus will endeavor to
determine the issues of current prob-
lems in world economics, world poli-
tics, and world society, according to
Gordon Galaty, '33, secretary-gen-
eral of the conference.
Modeled After League
Following as closely as possible the
procedure of international confer-
ences as developed by the League of
Nations, the model conference here
will open with the seating of dele-
gates and the calling of the confer-
ence, after which President Ruthven
will speak,.
The report of the committee on
credentials, the election of Martin
Wagner, '33, as permanent chair-
man, the adoption and distribution
of agenda, and the constitution of
commissions will also be taken up at
the first plenary session tonight.
The commission on war debts and
reparations; will meet immediately
following the plenary session in the
Assembly Hall of the Union. Erle
Kightlinger, '33, chairman of the
commission, will present the histori-
cal background. L~ouise Childs, Grad.,
and Evelyn Cornell, Grad., will speak
on the economic aspects of the sub-
The attitudes of the various na-
tions concerned will be presented by'
the following student delegates:
Werner Striedieck, '33, speaking for
Germany; Donald Cummings, '33,
and Elmer Bachmann, '34, for the
United States; John Bergelin, Grad.,
for Great Britain; Wagdad Mack-
dici, Grad., for France; and Harvey'
Durand, '34, for Italy. After a dis-
cussion among the delegates them-
selves draft treaty recommendations
will be drawn up.
Other Commissions Meet
Two other commissions will meetl
at 2:30 p. m. in the Union. The sec-
ond commission, that on tariffs and
trade barriers, will hear Charles Orr,
Grad., give a historical background
of the subject. Permanent tariff poli-
cies will be discussed by Faith Ralph,
'33, and their general effect will be
taken up by Marjorie Hompe, '33.
Gillermo Castrence, '33, will speak on
the effect of tariffs in the Philip-
pines. Post-War trade restrictions
will be the subject of Edward Mal-
noski, '33, and restrictions in the
Danubian states that of Wager Clu-
nis, Grad.
Carl Schwartz, '33BAd., a'nd Robert
Peters, Grad., will present the back-
ground for the commission on money
and credit and capital movements.
Kripa Singh, Grad., will speak on the
gold standard and the world price

level, followed by David Landsbor-
ough, '33, and Wallace Liu, Grad.,
who will discuss banking systems and
world money and credit policies.
Group sessions will continue to-,
morrow afternoon, and an attempt
(Continud on Page 6)
Demonstration To'
Open Flying Season
Glider demonstrations by Heath
McDowell, '33E, will feature the.
opening day of the flying season next
Sunday at the municipal airport on
South State Street Road.
McDowell, one of the leaders of
the Glider Club, will pilot a glider'
towed behind a light plane flown
by George M. Downs, chief pilot at
the field. Although no definite time
for the flight has been set it is ex-
pected that it will take place at
2 and 5 p. m.
Good Will Boxing Show

Home Importance Decrease
Is Noted ByProfessor Courtis

Speaking on the "Social and Civic
Responsibilities"of the Home," Prof.
Stuart A. Courtis of the School of
Education declared last night at
Lane Hall that the importance of
the home is diminishing.
A test taken by the persons at the
lecture on the number of functions
centered in the home indicated that
they had decreased about 50 per cent
in the last 100 years. During the
days of the cave man, security, re-
laxation, recreation, production of
material goods, recognition and re-
ward, reproduction, nutrition, and
motivation and inspiration were cen-
tered in the home. Todaymany of
the former functions of the home
are being performed by society.
Professor Courtis stated that he
was merely trying to present some of
the problems resulting from this new
condition, not to solve them. Con-
jecture regarding the future of the
home he left to the audience, but
did indicate its trend in one nation
by declaring that in Russia the home
was gradually disappearing, for "the
Russian revolution is a revolt against
the home."
Since the home is a social institu-
tion, Professor Courtis maintained,
the ultimate explanation of the home

must be sought partly in the nature
and needs of the individual, partly
in the environment in which the in-
dividual lives.
"Marriage, he said, "is the natural
or formal civic or religious ceremony
which is usually looked upon as in-
itiating the activities of home build-
ing. Home building is usually count-
ed as one of the major functions of
"In other words, in our day and
country the ceremony of marriage is
a social, a religious, or a legal sanc-
tion for a man and a woman to 'live
together.' What 'living together'
really signifies depends upon the
spiritual development of the persons
involved," he declared.
Advocating a new set of standards,
Professor Courtis said, this is a tran-
sition age. "The old idealism is in-
compatible with the conditions of
modern life," he said. "Apparently
the time has come, either for a new
formulation of the old ideals in terms
of modern scientific knowledge and
social conditions, or for a new vision
fo what the relation of the sexes
should be under modern conditions.
In any event a common knowledge
of evolutionary trends is desirable as
a basis of discussion."

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Golfers Beat
By 10 Points
Fischer Scores 71-74 In
Spite Of Cold Weather;
Wins Most Points
EVANSTON, ILL., May 3.-(Spe-
cial)-Led by Collegiate Champion
John Fischer, Michigan overwhelmed
the Northwestern golf team here this
afternoon, 14 to 4. Bitter cold winds
swept the course and kept most of
the scoring from low figures. Fischer,
however, came in with scores of 71
and 74 to give the Wolverines two
In the morning doubles rounds,
Fischer and Markham defeated
Brown and Reid . of the home team
by winning three points, taking the
first and second nines and the total.
Dayton and Jolly had difficulty in
overcoming McDonald and Flynn, 2
to 1, in the other doubles match.
In the afternoon, Fischer defeated
McDonald for three more points
while Markham conquered Brown
for three. Both Dayton and Jolly
were tied by their opponents in the
afternoon rounds, adding one and
one-half points to the Wolverine to-
tal each. Reid held Dayton while
Flynn kept Captain Jolly from mak-
ing a clean sweep.
The cold, wet weather played havoc
with Northwestern as they bowed to
Michigan. Time after time shots
were missed. The Wolverines did not
seem to mind the cold as much, al-
though Jolly and Dayton were in
trouble for most of the round in the
War Drama Is
-Approved By
Large House
Play Production's realistic drama-
tization of R. C. Sherriff's war epic,
"Journey's End," opened last night
before a large crowd in the Labora-
tory Theatre. Guests at the play
were members of the Committee on
Theatre Practice and Policy, and a
reception was held following the per-
formance in their honor.
At tonight's performance members
of the R. O. T. C. faculty have been
invited as guests of Play Production,
Valentine B. Windt, director, an-
nounced last night. The R. O. T. C.
has been instrumental in supplying
information and costumes for the
On display in the lobby of the thea-
tre are a number of colorful water-
color paintings of Miss Angna En-
ters, dancer who is to be featured
during the Dramatic Festival. The
paintings were done by the dancer
herself. Also, pictures of the 1932
summer dramatic work are being
Owing to the large ticket sales for
the remaining performances to be
given tonight, tomorrow, and Satur-
day, a "depression" matinee has been
announced by Mr. Windt. Tickets
will be on sale at the box office at
25 cents.

Phi Delt Sees Utopia-
13 Diamonds In A Hand
That coveted but elusive dream
of the bridge player- 13 suit
cards-came true yesterday for
Marvin Preston, '35, in a game at
the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Looking into his hand he dis-
covered that every card was a
diamond. Instead of fainting, be-
coming hysterical, or following
other popularized methods of con-
duct under similar circumstances,
he bid a grand slam.
Other players in the game were
"Bob" Petrie, '33, "Phil" Klein,
'34, and Charles Ebert, '35.
Initiation For
149 s Held By
Honor Societ.
Signa Xi Takes In Large
Group At Annual Din-
ner; Shows Movies
Initiation for members and asso-
ciate members ofSigma Xi, national
scientific honor society, was held last
night at the annual banquet at the
League. Prof. Edward H. Kraus, head
,of the minerology department, was
elected president of the organization,
the object of which is to widen
knowledge through scientific re-
Former President Prof. Alfred H.
White, head of the chemical engi-
neering department, introduced Dr.
Heber D. Curtis, head of the astron-
omy department, who first showed a
series of slides on astronomical phe-
nomena which illustrated in an
amusing manner the insignificance
of our solar system in the universe,
and hence the infinitesimal smallness
of our earth.
The program was concluded with
the showing of two reels of motion
pictures taken through a telescope.
This is a new idea and is valuable
for showing the movement of solar
eclipses and other evident kinetic
heavenly manifestations.
The 149 initiates are classified
under six heads: alumni and faculty
members who have made some note-
worthy contribution to science, grad-
uate members who were associates
and made some achievement in sci-
entific research, graduate students
making some achievement in scien-
tific research, graduate students
made associates who have shown in-
terest and ability in research, and
undergraduates made associates who
have shown interest and ability in
Alumni members elected were:
Richard Harry Harrington, chemical
engineering; and Frederick Kroeber
Sparrow, Jr., botany.
Faculty members attaining full
membership were: Prof. John W.
Bean of the physiology department,
in physiology; Karl G. Emeleus,
Rockefeller Foundation international
fellow, in physics; S. Milton Gold-
hamer, instructor in internal medi-
cine and junior assistant in research
in the Simpson Memorial Institute,
in internal medicine; Cameron
Haight, instructor in surgery, surg-
(Continued on Page 2)

Inflation Bill
Approved By
Farm Relief Program Is
Sent To House, Senate
Group For Adjustments
Expect Completion
Of Bill By May 6
Muscle Shoals Develop-
ment Act Passes Senate
By Vote Of 63 To 20
WASHINGTON, May 3. - (1) -
With a roaring chorus of ayes, piling
up a vote of 307 to 86, the House
today approved the Roosevelt cur-
rency inflation plan and sent its
parent, the big farm relief bill, to
conference with prospects of a Presi-
dential signature by Saturday night.
The inflation rider which now has
complete Congressional approval, will
allow President Roosevelt among
other things to expand currency and
credit by as much as $6,000,000,000
in addition to altering the gold back-
ing of the dollar by as much as 50
per cent..
Conferes Will Meet
Senate and House conferees will
hold their first formal meeting to-
morrow in an effort to agree upon
several score of differences in the
farm relief measure. Leaders hold
hope of obtaining quick agreement
in order that the legislation may be
finally approved and sent to the
White House by Saturday.
The administration is anxious that
it be expedited so that it can be
placed into immediate operation for
the aid of farmers, hundreds of
whom are threatened with the loss
of their property.
The Senate today passed the
Muscle Shoals-Tennessee Valley de-
velopment bill by a vote of 63 to 20.
The Senate bill was introduced by
Senator George W. Norris, Nebraska,
who has been endeavring for a
dozen years to get such legislation
thropgh the .final enactment. .
The House passed a bill a week ago'
similar in general terms but with dif-
ferent provisions relating to Govern-
ment distribution of power and man-
ufacture of fertilizer.
The two propositions probably will
be sent to conference for adjustment
of differences unless the House
agrees to accept Senate changes
without further contest.
Senator Couzens voted for the bill;
Vandenburg against.
Action came on the inflation I
amendment in the House today after
it disagreed to all Senate farm relief |
amendments and sent them to con-
ference. Six hours of debate on the
proposition was completed last night.
Vote On Rider
Rep. Bertrand H. Snell, of New
York, the Republican leader and
chief opponent of the inflation prop-
osition, demanded a separate vote on
the expansion rider. Speaker Henry
T. Rainey had to consent under the
rules, although it had been the Dem-
ocratic plan to force a single vote on
the entire bill.
Without further ado, the roll was
called. Thirty Republicans and four
Farm-Laborites joined 73 Democrats
for the proposition. Seventy-nine
Republicans and seven Democrats
voted in opposition.£
Representatives Joseph L. Hooper,
Carl E. Mapes and Jesse P. Wolcott-
all Republicans-were the only Mich-

igan Congressmen to vote against in-
Ask House To
License State
Chain Stores{
LANSING, May 3.-(A)-The first
gesture toward burrowing into the
perplexing taxation problem was
made by the House taxation commit-
tee today when it released a bill pro-
posing to license chain stores.
The measure was reported with the
recommendation that it be adopted.
It would levy an annual fee of $10 a
store against chains having three
establishments or less, and would
graduate the license upward to $250
a store for chains with 25 or more.
The bill was released as the' commit-
tee was tangled in a sharply drawn
fight over the administration sales
and gross incomes tax proposal. Some
mrn-m o + t rrnmmitc--+ sains d

Witnesses Of
Iowa Trouble
Talk In Court
Military Tribunal Hears
Testimony Of Those Who
Saw HangingAttempt
Clarence Darrow
Plans For Defense
Begin Sifting Evidence
After Arrest Of 100
Suspected Abductors
LEMARS, Ia., May 3.-()-One of
three eye witnesses to the abduction
and threatened hanging of District
Judge C. C. Bradley told a military
court today he had heard some of the
150 to 200 men who dragged the
judge from his courtroom shout:
"Get a rope. Let's hang him."
At the same time, the witness tes-
tified, others in the mob tossed a
rope over a telegraph pole and fas-
tened it around the jurist's neck.
The three men told their story as
the court martial began sifting evi-
dence against more than 100 farm-
ers arrested in connection with last
week's riots.
The witnesses said they were pass-
ing the scene in a truck. They tes-
tified they were noticed by part of
the mob and commanded to "get out
of here. You're not part of our gang."
They said they would be able to
identify several members of the mob
and one, who said he had lived about
LeMars several years, said he was;
positive the truck in which the judge
was transported to the scene of the
threatened hanging was from Merrill,
a town near here.
CHICAGO, May 3.-iP)-Clarence
Darrow was busy tonight studying
"several points" which he plans to
emphasize in defending nearly 100,
Iowa farmers charged with the mob-
bing and abduction of an elderly
judge in an attempt to halt farm
mortgage foreclosures.
The noted lawyer, now 76 years old,
decided to enter the case today after
being assured that F. F. Faville, for-
mer chief justice of the Iowa su-
preme court and Attorney William
Holly, his colleague in other recent
trials, would assist him.
"I could take no strenuous part,"
Darrow said, "because of my health
and age. Probably I will be unable to
be present during all of the trial, as
it apparently is going to be a long
Debaters Win
Decision Over
Indiana Team
Michigan Argues Raised
Standards Would Limit
Western Enrollments
The University affirmative debate
team defeated Indiana's negative
team in a Western Conference de-
bate last night in Hill Auditorium.
The question was "Resolved, That a7
Limitation in Enrollment of West-j
ern Conference Universities Should1
Be Effected by Raising Scholarship1
The Michigan team was coached1
by J. H. McBurney and was com-
posed of Clinton D. Sandusky, '34,

Edward H. Litchfield, '36, and Wil-
burt L. Hindman, Jr., '33. The In-
diana team was made up of Keith
W. Tiller, Hugh Dillin, and Milton
J. Finberg, and was coached by D. E.
Michigan argued that there was a
definite trend toward making the last
two years of college a senior college
devoted to professional and scho-
lastic training. The first 14 years of
education, it was held, are used in
preparing for life socially, but not
for specialization. Supply and de-
mand were cited as economic factors
necessitating regulation in the
amount of students in professional
A rise in scholastic standards be-
tween the second and third college
years, it was argued, would reduce
the oversupply of professionals that
graduate each year.
One University speaker pointed
out that the scholarship standard of
the University is not too high. "Many
students spend their afternoons rol-
lerskatina. their evenings in dine and

To Defend Farmers

-Associated Press Photo
Search Widens
For Kidnaped
10-Year-Old Girl
2 Secret Service Agents
Sent To Scene; Father
Willing To Pay Ransom
NEW YORK, May 3.- (1' ) - Two
agents of the Bureau of Investigation
of the Department of Justice were
sent today to Massachusetts to work
with state authorities there on the
McMath kidnaping case, it was an-
nounced tonight at the Federal
HARWICHPORT, Mass., May 3.-
(U)-While a widening search for 10-
year-old "Peggy" McMath spread
along Cape Cod and out to sea to-
night, her parents announced they
would meet any reasonable ransom
demand anid promised immunity to
the kidnapers who lured the child
from a schoolroom yesterday and
vanished with her.
Meantime, the family home stood
unguarded, as police declared a 48-
hour truce to permit the abductors
to make safe contact with the par-
The father, Neil C. McMath, for-
mer Detroiter and son of Francis C.
McMath, prominent engineer, banker
and industrialist, issued a new appeal
to the kidnapers in which he prom-
ised to "deal faithfully and honestly"
with them "without thoughts of]
prosecution or punishment."
In announcing he could and would
raise any reasonable sum sought by
those who stole his daughter, the
father said all he sought was the safe
return of the little girl.
The new appeal was issued from
the family home, the summer resi-
dence of Mrs. McMath's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. William R. Kales, wealthy
and socially-prominent residents of
Mr. McMath, his son Robert R.
McMath, Peggy's uncle, and Judge
Henry S: Hulbert had planned to be
in Ann Arbor Wednesday evening, to
receive their memberships in Sigma
Xi, honorary scientific fraternity.
The men were to be presented by
President Alexander G. Ruthven, and
their election to Sigma Xi signalized
their rank as the outstanding ama-
teur astronomers of the United
States. But Wednesday night only
two of ,the three, Judge Hulbert and
R. R. McMath, went to Ann Arbor.
Last summer the McMaths and
Judge Hulbert went with the Uni-
versity of Michigan group under the
direction of Dr. Heber D. Curtis,
head of the astronomy department,
to Fryeburg, Me., to witness the
eclipse of the sun.
Fraternity Head To
Be Elected May 10
The next president of the Interfra-
ternity Council will be elected at the
regular meeting of the council to be
held Wednesday, May 10, according
to Edwin T. Turner; '33, the present
Two candidates will be nominated
by the Judiciary Committee of the
council, and they will be the only
ones eligible for election, Turner said.
The committee's nominees have not
been selected, according to Turner,
and their names will not be divulged
until the night of the election.

Row Between
Budget Head,
Senate Ends
Thompson Denies That He
Made Statements With-
Out Qualification
$3,000,000 Enough
For 'U,' His Claim
Suggestions Would Have
Reduced Appropriations
Nearly $8,000,000
LANSING, May 3.-()-The un-
precedented dispute between the
Senate and George R. Thompson,
State budget director, was at an end
Thompson appeared before the
Senate in answer to a summons for
his technical arrest to explain a
statement attributed to him that he
could reduce the State budget $20,-
000,000 a year. He denied to the
Senate he made the statement with-
out reservations.
A report giving Thompson's sug-
gestions on "questionable" and "least
essential" govermental functions pre-
viously had been left by him in the
Senate finance committee room. A
motion to dismiss the entire matter
as Thompson appeared was rejected,
however, and the budget director was
submitted to cross-examination.
Thompson classified $968,584 of the
proposed University of Michigan ap-
propriation as non-essential, leaving
the institution $3,000,000. 'Michigan
State College would be given $1,000,-
000. The entire appropriations for
Western State Teachers and Central
State Teachers Colleges were listed
as "questionable" along with a $90,-
000 fund for State parks and $221,075
for State police.
Thompson said he had turned over
a copy of the report to Governor
Comstock and that he had felt the
executive should have released it.
Thompson's report presented sug-
gestions which would reduce the bud-
get now before the Legislature bY
nearly $8,000,000 or 23.8 per cent ex-
clusive of deficiency items. His sug-
gestions would mean a total operat-
ing budget of $23,934,762. If defi-
ciencies of $3,835,388 for the general
fund and $3,000,000 to the counties
for tuberculosis patient care, to-
gether with $1,500,000 in contingen-
cies were carried, the total would be
$32,270,150. The House ways and
means committee has recommended
a slash of $10,000,000 in the operat-
ing budget.
Attendance Cup
Is Offered For
Fraternity Having Most
Men Participating Will
Be Awarded Prize
A 15-inch silver cup will be given
to the fraternity having the highest
proportion of its freshmen and soph-
omores actively engaged in the spring
games and tug of war, It was an-
nounced yesterday by Hugh Grove,
'34E, who is in charge of the events.
The cup will be donated by Greene's
.Union committeemen will be on
hand at both the games and the tug

of war, Grove said, in order to check
up on the fraternity men actually
competing. Fraternity men will prob-
ably be asked to report to the com-
mitteemen with old clothes, red or
green paint smears, or similar evi-
dences of intention to participate in
the traditional battles, he said. The
tug of war this year is to be held at
4:15 p. m. Friday, May 12, and the
games will be run off at 10 a. m. Sat-
urday, May 13-the tug over the Hu-
ron River and the games at South
Ferry Field.
The fraternity winning this year's
competition will be privileged to keep
the trophy for a six month's period,
while the Union trophy case will dis-
play the cup for the remainder of the
It was hinted yesterday that rep-
resentatives of the freshman class
might call a caucus for next Sun-
day night, thereby getting the jump
on Joseph Lackey, sophomore class
president, who has called a meeting
of his men for 7:30 p. m. Monday in
the Union.
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