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The Weather
Cloudy, showers, slightly
cooler Thursday; Friday


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The Wrong Kind Of Gov-
ernmenit: Farm Strikes Are



Kelley Is
New Head
D. K. E. Representative Is
Elected President Of
Interfraternity Group
Charles Jewett Is
Defeated Candidate
No Action Will Be Taken
On Problem Of Beer In
Fraternity Houses
Bethel B. Kelley, '34, was elected
president of the Interfraternity
Council for next year at the coun-
cil's regular meeting last night by
the narrow margin of four votes out
of the 42 recorded. Charles R. Jew-
ett, '34, was the defeated candidate.
The newly-elected president of
the council is a member of the Delta
Kappa Epsilon fraternity and lives
in Bardstown, Ky.a
In his statement of policies before
the election, Kelley stated that he
favored a reduction of the expenses
of the council and abolition of the
annual trip to New York taken by
delegates at the expense of the
council. He suggested charging a
rushing fee of all freshmen before
they are pledged in order to pay the
running expenses of the council. He
also said that he believed that there
was room for 50 fraternities on the
No Action On Beer
Beer in fraternity houses will not
be interfered with by the council,
it became apparent, when a motion;
to table the resolution recommend-
ing its exclusion from chapter
houses was passed with only two
dissenting votes. These came fromi
the delegates of the Psi Upsilon and
Theta Xi fraternities.
Edwin T. Turner, '33, outgoing
president of the council, urged thel
adoption of the resolution as a de-I
fensive measure against attacks ont
the council at some later date.
He stated that the University's at-t
titude on the question was an un-
willingness either to prohibit or;
sanction. beer in houses, University
officials preferring to leave the mat-t
ter.Up to each house. They havel
asked, he said, that each house reg-
ister he stand that it is going to
take on the question, in the same
manner as they would register the1
amount of their house-bills, a cus-
tomary procedure.
Judiciary Committee Named
The judiciary committee for next
year was named by fraternities in
the five groups, chosen several years1
ago by lot, after a motion trans-
ferring several fraternities from one
group to another to enable tryoutst
to serve on the committee was
The members are as follows:
Group one, Charles R. Jewett, '34,'
Alpha Delta Phi; group two, Rob-
ert N. Shaw, '34, Theta Xi; group
three, David D. DeWeese, '34, Sigma
Chi; and group five, James R. Doty,
'34, Phi Kappa Sigma. Group four
is represented on the committee by
President Kelley."
Tryouts for the council should re-<
port to the offices of the council in1
the Union between 3:30 and 5 p. m.
Monday, it was announced after the<
meeting by Max Gail, '34, newly-i
elected secretary-treasurer of thet

Pillsbury Will
Give Russet
Lecture Today
Subject To Be 'The Unit
Of Experience: Gestalt
Or Meaning'
Dr. Walter B. Pillsbury, head of
the psychology department, will de-
liver the eighth annual Henry Rus-
sel Lecture at 4'15 P. m. tomorrow
in Natural Science Auditorium. It
was announced yesterday that he
has chosen "The Unit of Experience:
Gestalt or Meaning" as the topic of
his address.
At the same time the Henry Russel
Award will be announced. The
award, which is made annually to
some member of the faculty not
ranking higher than instructor or
assistant professor. is given for out-

Sadler Says State Street Beer
Would Pave Way For Whiskey

The applications of State Street
merchants for permits to sell beer
will be reported out from committee
unfavorably within the next two
weeks, Prof. Walter C. Sadler, chair-
man of the Common Council Bond
and License committee, sadi in an
interview late last night.
"I am looking at this matter from
the position of the best interests of
the University," he stated. "I am
afraid that the sale of beer on State
Street will be an opening wedge for
the sale of hard liquor near the
campus if and when such sale is
Professor Sadler said that he be-
lieved that the sale of beer should be
restricted to a certain district of the
city, regardless of the regular busi-
ness zoning plan. "I wouldn't oppose
it if I thought it weren't going to
hurt the University," he said.
He indicated that he was not con-
vinced that State Street stores would
suffer a loss of trade as a result of
the limitation of sale of beer to the
downtown district. Furthermore he
pointed ou that the requirement
that tables in all places selling beer
be visible from the street would pre-
clude the granting of licenses to
Tag Day For
Charity Camp
Fresh Air Camp Enlists
Faculty, Student Aid To
Help Underprivileged
A crew of about 50 men will con-
duct the tag sale, which begins at 8
a. m. today on the campus, for the
support of the University Fresh Air'
This camp, which is located at Pat-
terson Lake, some 25 miles north of
Ann Arbor, provides a summer outing
for under-privileged boys from De-
troit and Ann Arbor. University sup-
port from faculty and students has
been instrumental in keeping this
camp operating successfully for the
12 years that it has been In opera-
tion. .
The average of over 400 boys each
summer for the last five years was
reduced last season by financial dif-
ficulties. The quota for this summer
has been set at 350.j
About 20 fraternities and sororities
have already signified their inten-
tion of giving something towards this
project and members of both the 'M''
Club and the Student Christian As-]
sociation are taking an active part
in the drive to solicit funds for the
current season.
Various members of the faculty
have also given support to this move-
ment. President Alexander G. Ruth-
ven has had an active interest in
the organization for some time, and
it was at his request that research'
work with the boys attending the
camp was begun by the sociology de-
While at the camp, the boys re-
ceive medical attention and the best
in the way of a healthful diet. The
usual gain of weight during the first
two weeks is over three pounds.
Swimming, nature study, and a mod
erate athletic program are included
in the day's schedule.
Ample facilities are at the disposal
of the campers, among them 15 build-
ings, 180 acres of wooded land, and
two wells that have been testedand
passed by the State Board of Health.
The school budget for the coming
year, showing a decrease of $98,00
or 18 per cent, was approved last
night by the Board of Education at
its regular meeting. The decrease in

salaries amounts to $89,000. Those
who have been in the employ of the
board during the last two years have
received cuts of 8 1-3 and 12 1-2 per
cent, or approximately 20 per cent.
'Ex-Lady,' Free Show,
To Be Given Tomorrow
"Ex-Lady," with vivacious, blond
Bette Davis and a host of popular
screen players, has been selected
for the free show to be given to-
morrow night at the Michigan and
Majestic theatre, Jerry Hoag, man-
ager of the Michigan Theatre, an-
nounced last night.
"It is probably the best show
that has even been shown to the
students on these occasions," Hoag
said. "It is a fast moving picture
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many State Street merchants because
of the arrangement of their restau-
"This entire procedure," he con-
cluded, is a matter of sane regula-
tion; and sane regulation is probably
a true improvement over the strict
Prohibition of the old days. I believe
the pendulum should hold true to the
center, swinging neither to absolute
Prohibition on the one hand nor
to a Roman holiday on the other."
Prof. William A. Paton, another
member of the committee and a lead-
ing figure in the dispute, said last
night that free licensing of dealers
all over town would be injurious to
the beer business itself and would
lead to cut-throat competition for
existence after the first rush had died
out. He pointed out that in the old
days about 40 saloons served the
city with the full line of liquors, while
half that number have already been
licensed now to sell beer in the down-
town area.
"I am convinced," he said, "that a
majority of the residents of the East
Side, drys and wets alike, do not de-.
sire, to see beer sold in the neighbor-
hood either of the University or of
the two high schools."

U. S. Senate Council
Passes New ioS l
Industry Bil To S
$300,000,000 Program! Chart
For Public Works Ready
For President To Sign
Brew East Of Division

Drys Block Move
Beer On East Side;
Dr Act Ruled Illegal'



J. --- ~- ,
English Star Is
To Appear At
Foremost British Actor
Has Played In New York
With Katherine Cornell
Robert Loraine, leading English
stage star, was engaged yesterday by
Robert Henderson for the Dramatic
Season, to be presented from Mon-
day, May 22, through Wednesday,
June 21, in Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
tre. Mr. Loraine will appear in the role
of Mr. Jelliwell, created in the New
York production by Nigel Bruce, in
Benn Levy's light comedy, "Spring-
time for Henry," which will open
Friday matinee and night, May 26, as
the second production of the theatre
Mr. Loraine is regarded as one of
the foremost stars of the London
stage, having created John Tanner
in the original production of Bernard
Shaw's "Man and Superman," as
creating the role of Cyrano de Ber-!
gerac in Rostand's masterpiece for;
its first English production.,
Recently Mr. Loraine has beenI
starred in Strindberg's "The Father,"I
which he played in both London and
New York, and last year he scored
an outstanding success as the half-
crazed minister in Benn Levy's melo-]
drama, "The Devil Passes." This fall
he was featured in "Domino" in New
York with Geoffrey Kerr, and during
the winter he was co-starred with
Katherine Cornell in "Lucrece."
Mr. Loraine is an intimate friend
of George Bernard Shaw and was
Mr. Shaw's host on his visit to New
York city recently. He has played
the leading role in many of Shaw'si
comedies, including "Pygmalion,"
"Arms and the Man," "Major Bar-
bara," and "The Apple Cart" in its
London production.
On Monday evening, May 29, when
the dancer Angna Enters is appear-
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'Murray Hill'
Opens Tonifght
At Mendelssohn
Comedy Club's dramatic season will
draw to a close as the curtain rises
on "Murray Hill," Leslie Howard's
farce comedy of two Victorian ladies
--and one who wasn't, at 8:15 p. m.
today in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The play, under the direction of
Ainsworth Arnold, will star Francis
"Billee" Johnson, '33, as Elizabeth
Tweedle, Kathleen Carpenter, '35, as
her sister, May, and Hobert Skid-
more, Grad., as the inebriated
Virginia Frink, '35, will play the
part of Amelia, and alternating in
the role of Alfred Vandenbock, her
suitor, will be Al Gold, '33, and Rob-
ert Hogg, '34.
This play marks the third in a
series of plays presented by Comedy
Club during the year. Early in No-
vember the group presented "Meet
the Wife," which was followed by
"Three Times the Hour," by Valen-
tine Davies.
Invitations have been extended to
members of Robert Henderson's dra-

Measure ModifiesI
Anti - Trust Laws
Eugene Black Is Named
New Governor Of Fed-
eral Reserve Board
WASHINGTON, May 10._(4 ')--
Under the personal guidance of Pres-
ident Roosevelt tonight was built a
new measure for voluntary control
of industry and for a $300,000,000
Federal public works program, a bill
designed to -rank with the farm re-
lief inflation measure as a restorer
of prices, wages and employment.
The latter bill was put through
the Senate today and awaited only
formal signatures to make it law,
permitting a quick start on the new
enterprises it authorizes.
To speed the financial end of the
program, the President sent to the
Senate the nominations of Eugene
Black of Atlanta, as a member of
the Federal reservesboard, the or-
ganization which is to carry out the
open market Federal bond purchases
outlined as the first credit expansion
plan of the new inflation bill. Black
is slated to be governor of theboard.
Late in the day, the President call-
ed in the men who have been work-
ing on the industrial program, heard
their views, outlined his wishes, and
named a special committee to put
the measure in final form. It was
expected to modify the anti-trust
laws and to permit trade agreements
on prices and production, strength-
ened with means of compelling min-
orities in the various industries to
fall into line.
Here To Study
A fact-finding committee of four
secretaries of national fraternities
arrived in Ann Arbor yesterday to
compile data on the fraternity situa-
tion here which may ultimately lead
to the elimination of several frater-
nities from the campus.
The committee, which was ap-
pointed at a recent meeting at Co-
lumbus, O., of secretaries of national
fraternities and deans of various col-
leges is composed of Malcolm C.
Sewell, Sigma Nu, chairman; Arthur
F. Priest, Phi Delta Theta; Maurice
Jacobs, Phi Epsilon Pi; and Richard .
J. Young, Phi Kappa Tau.
Ten fraternities should be elimi-
nated or combinations should reduce
the total by that number, according
to opinions which the members of
the committee now hold, Mr. Sewell
said at a meeting of the Interfra-
ternity Council last night. Out of
the 400 freshmen who pledged fra-
ternities last year, 41 houses got 373,
and it is on the basis of these figures
that the committee recommends that
10 houses be eliminated.
Meeting with a committee of fra-
ternity men tomorrow, the group will
endeavor to get the opinions of the
fraternities here on the most advis-
able procedure. The committee came
here at the request of Joseph A.
Bursley, dean of students, who pre-
dicted last fall that in all probabil-
ity, 12 houses would be forced off the
campus before the beginning of the
next school year.

Lawful, O'Brien Says In
Overruling Laird
Liquor Commission
Has Entire Control
Cities Antd Municipalities
Can't Defy Public Acts
Of 1933, His Decision
The east of Division Street charter
provision prohibiting beer in the east
side of Ann Arbor was declared il-
legal yesterday by Attorney-General
Patrick O'Brien in a letter to Repre-
sentative Phillip C. Pack.
O'Brien's decision, which is final
and overrules any previous rulings of
City Attorney William Laird, was
emphatic and leaves no ground for
"It is my opinion," he says, "that
the Liquor Control Commission has
absolute power to regulate the sale
of beer and wine in the State of
Michigan, and that the cities and
villages and other local municipali-
ties can in no way pass any ordi-
nance contravening the law as pro-
nounced in Act No. 64 of thePublic
Acts of 1933. If the city charters
are contrary to the law as pro-
nounced in that act, then the act
shall prevail and not the charter
Local Option Possible
The provisions of the State act,
according to O'Brien's decision, "re-
move the power and control to regu-
late the sale of beer and wine from
all local units of government and
places the control positively in the
hands of the Liquor Control Com-
mission, except is local option be
This local option must be passed
by a county-wide vote. It cannot be
adopted by a vote of the ity of Ann
Arbor or by the Common Council of
this city. In explaining this point,
O'Brien said, "To Meet the require-
ments of the constitutional amend-'
ment, there is inserted in the act a
provision for a local option refer-
endum in a county, and if the sale
of beer and wine is prohibited by a
majority vote of the people of that
county, no sale shall be made within
the county."
In the last two wet and dry con-
tests in Washtenaw County, the wets
were victorious both times. Last I
November the county voted to repeal
existing State prohibition laws, and
in the recent spring elections, Na-
than S. Potter, candidate in favor
of repeal, was elected overwhelm-
ingly to the State Repeal Conven-
City May Refuse Licenses
The attorney-general's ruling states
further that "Under the provision of
Section 4, Subdivision "A," local leg-
islative bodies may refuse to grant
a license to any person requesting
the same if they have reasonable and
just grounds for such refusal."
"This right to refuse the granting
of a license may be subject to the
jurisdiction of a circuit court," said
O'Brien, "to issue mandamus to com-
pel the granting of a license if the
discretion of the local legislative
body has been abused.
"It would therefore follow that the
power of approval of licenses under
the act is not absolute in the local
legislative body," the ruling con-

Students Prepare
For Beer's Return
At 6 P.M. Tonight
Beer will return at 6 p. m. today
to Ann Arbor after an absence of 15
Down-town restaurants, groceries,
and drug stores, which have been re-
ceiving supplies of the beverage from
Detroit and out of s ate breweries
for the past few days, announced
last night that they believed they
had enough of the brew on hand to
meet the expected first night rush.
Fraternities planned to place their
orders with local dealers early in
the day, and to have the beer deliv-
ered to them for their dinner. Gro-
cers can deliver beer immediately at
6 p. m.
A down-town trek was expected,
and restaurants in the Main Street
district are preparing for student
groups. Although many of the rest-
aurants will sell beer, the city thus
far has only one beer garden, that
of Charles Preketes at 109 South
Main St.
The beverage may be bought, but
not drunk, in drug stores and grocer-
ies. In restaurants itcan be drunk
sitting down, but not standing up at
a bar.
Beer Is Added
For Students
President Ruthven Says
Policy Of University Is
Unchanged On Liquor
No change in the University's pol-
icies in regard to student' drinking
will be made with the legalizing of
beer, it was stated yesterday by Pres-
ident Alexander G. Ruthven. The!
.statement is an amplification of an
earlier statement made to The Daily
a short time after Congress first
passed the legislation legalizing the
"Lawful beer in Ann Arbor, which
the passing of the recent act in Con-
gress and the impending legislation
at Lansing may bring, will bring an
increase in the responsibility of the
student," Dr. Ruthven said on the
former occasion. "The attitude of the
University toward drinking and
drunkenness has been consistent for
many years, and new circumstances
will make no changes in it."
Continuing, Dr. Ruthven said that
the University has always expected
each student to conduct himself so
that he will bring no discredit to the
"The -fact that the government has
made beer a legal beverage makes no
change in this principle, nor in its
application toward the problem of
student drinking. We still expect the
students to behave themselves in a
becoming manner."
"However," Dr. Ruthven said, "The,
withdrawal of the suppcrt of the law
puts the matter more squarely up to
the students than before. They have
always had a share in this respon-
sibility but now it is theirs alone."
In conclusion, Dr. Ruthven stated,
"The University will not continue as
a student any man or woman who
brings disgrace upon it as an insti-
tution devoted to education."
commission is
Swamped With

LANSING, May 10.-UP)--The rev-
enue machinery of State beer con-
trol lagged behind today as the zero
hour to retail brew drew near.
The 15-year-old prohibition lid
will be lifted tomorrow night at 6
o'clock, but the state was faced to-
day with serious possibility of thous-
ands of gallons sold without being
Swamped with applications, the
State Liquor Control Commission
was unable to keep abreast of de-
mands. Printers were not able to
furnish stamns in the mantities de-

Argument Grows Hot As
Legal Red Tape Baffles
Wet Aldermen
Committee Report-
Brings On Storm
Sadler And Kurtz Debate
Whether 'Meeting' Or
'Gathering' Was Held
In a heated meeting of the Com-
mon Council last night, wet alder-
men endeavored to have beer-selling
licenses granted to merchants east of
Division Street, but the dry-profes-
sorial group, acting behind a number
of legal technicalities, nullified all
action. The council finally ad-
journed without passing a single
positive resolution.
The meeting was called by Pres.
E. E. Lucas at the request of the
wet members of the council. Alder-
man Walter Kurtz, a member of the
bond and license committee which 4s
passing upon all applications to sell
beer, said that he had a minority
report to offer. Alderman Walter
Sadler, chairman of the committee,
"There was no meeting of the com-
mittee today," he said. "Therefore
any minority report is entirely out of
"We had a meeting today. You,
I, a commissioner and the chief of
police were present," Alderman Kurtz
"Just a Gathering"
"That was not a reguar meeting,
It was just a gathering. This report
of yours has not passed out of' a
regular committee meeting."
President Lucas then ruled that
Alderman Kurtz had a right to pre-
sent a minority report, but Alderman
William Paton, a member of the
committee, said he had heard of no
meeting. Alderman Lucas demanded
to know who called the meeting. Al-
derman Kurtz claimed that Alder-
man Sadler did, but the latter denied
Alderman Lucas then asked City
Attorney William Laird if the minor-
ity report could be presented. Laird,
whose official rulings have favored
the dry side at every meeting, and
whose decision that the East of Di-
vision beer provision was legal has
been overruled by Atty.-Gen. Patrick
O'Brien, said the report was out of
Reads O'Brien Decision
At this point J. Edgar Dwyer, at-
torney representing the State Street
merchants, asked permission to read
a decision he had received during the
afternoon from Attorney-General
O'Brien. Alderman Hollands and Al-
derman Sadler both opposed this
reading, claiming it had no bearing
upon the discussion. "We are not
interested in it," Sadler said.
A vote was taken upon the proposal
and Dwyer was granted his request,
11 to 3. The Attorney-General's de-
cision said that the provision pro-
hibiting the selling of beer east of
Division Street had been made inop-
erative by the State law creating a
Liquor Control Commission.
During the reading of this deci-
sion Ald. William Paton, leading dry,
and City Attorney Laird conversed
with President Lucas. When the
reading was completed, Lucas an-
nounced that the entire petition for a
council meeting was out of order.
Ald. Donald Mayer cailed the pres-
ident's attention to the Attorney-
General's ruling, but President Lucas
replied, "That has nothing to do with
Alderman Mayer said that the
committee must report on East Side
applications. "That's up to them,"
President Lucas ruled.
"I move that all applications for
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Sophomores Duck Four
Frosh In Huron River
Four prominent members of the
freshman class were treated last
night to a revival of old-fashioned
pre-class games enthusiasm-a forced
ducking in the Huron River at the
hands of sophomores. Those who
were forced to take the plunge were:
Philip T. Van Zile, literary college
president; Frank "Mike" Brennan, a
campaign oficial; James Cook, an or-
ni n " .-" 7- nwn S:Ti n n mam:v .

Cincinnati Music Reviewer
Praises 'Belshazzar's Feast'

"Walton has created a showpiece
of first rank." So writes George
Leighton in the Cincinnati Inquirer
concerning "Belshazzar's Feast," an
oratorio by the British composer,
William Walton, following its second
production in the United States last
Friday at the Cincinnati Festival.
Prof. Earl V. Moore,bUniversity mu-
sical director, describes Leighton as
one of the most "critical" reviewers
in the country.
The appreciation and praise with
which "Belshazzar's Feast" has been
received in Cincinnati and Boston as
well as in England is an assurance

illustration of modern tendencies as
has been produced"
According to Professor Moore, who
attended the Cincinnati Festival and
is exceptionally familiar with the
work, the score abounds in difficul-
ties of every sort-rythmic, melodic,
and harmonic-and taxes the re-
sources of even an expert chorus and
orchestra. Wherever it has been per-
formed the work has been acclaimed
as one of the outstanding choral
compositions of the present genera-
tion of composers.
Since arrangements for presenting
the work at the May Festival were
made nearly a year ao Pre s.Charles

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