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The Weather
Partly cloudy and somewhat
warmer today and tomorrow;
a few scattered showers today.

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VOL. XLII No. 165

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, MAY

Ruthven
Talks To

alls 3.2 Beer Illegal

Senior

S

Sounds Note Of Optimism
Before Graduating Sen-
iors At Annual Gathering
2,000 Take Part In
Swingout Ceremony
Young Persons Going Out
Into World Not To Be
Pitied, President Says
Sounding a note of optimism for
graduating seniors in all schools and
colleges on the campus, President
Alexander G. Ruthven delivered the
annual Swingout address yesterday
afternoon in Hill Auditorium.
Estimates put the number of stu-
dents participating in the procession
to the auditorium from the medallic
in front of the General Library at
nearly 2,000.
"Some of you are rejoicing today
that you are nearing the end of a
stage in life's journey," President
Ruthven began. "This is as it should
be. Active minds to be contented
need:.at least the illusion of prog-
ress. There are others here that are
a little sad that in the near future
a pleasant life is to be exchanged for
an uncertain one. I do hope, how-
ever, that none of you are feeling
sorry for yourselves. I resent the
fact that many adults are saying
they pity you because you are going
into the world at a time when there
are troubles everywhere. I am afraid
that if they say this often enough
you may begin to think that yours
is a hard lot. I maintain that you
are to be envied."
Continuing in this vein, President
Ruthven drew a picture of Shake-
speare's Hamlet, called "a terrible
fellow with melancholia in an ag-
gravated form and a revenge com-
plex." President Ruthven stated that
if Hamlet's associates were alive to-
day his mother would probably be
featured in the Sunday supplements,
his father would run for public office,
and "our hero would probably be psy-
choanalyzed and restrained." Ham-
let was quoted as having said upon
one occasion, "The time is out of
joint," and President Ruthven pic-
tured this as applying also to pres-
ent conditions." It is not only dis-
jointed but also cracked, sprained,
warped, and wrenched all out of
shape."
President Ruthven added that in
his opinion we were careless enough,
or ignorant enough, to get mixed up
in our own machinery with serious
results. "The old doctors as they
stand about our bed have about given
(Continued on Page 2)
Daily Business
Staff Appointed
For Next Year

-Associated Press Photo
District Judge Claude C. Coffin
(above) of Greeley, Colo., in a deci-
sion declared state and Federal 3.2
per cent beer laws were unconstitu-
tional and "clearly invalid."
May Festival
Opens Tonight
Wit h Koshetz
Report Brisk Ticket Sale;
Symphony Orchestra Is
Also On Progran
A near capacity house will greet
Nina Koshetz, distinguished Russian
prima donna, when she opens; the
fortiethdannual May Festival as solo-
ist with the Chicago Symphony Or-
chestra at 8:15 p. m. today in Hill
Auditorium.
Season tickets to most of the seats
in the main floor and first balcony
had been sold last night and a large
number of single tickets had been
sold in the second balcony as well.
Charles A. Sink, president of the
University Musical Society, whichj
sponsors the festival, declared thatl
this year's May Festival promises to
be as successful as those of the past.
Tonight's appearance will be the
first time Madame Koshetz has been
presented to an Ann Arbor audience.
She is known to music lovers all
over Europe and has made several
American tours.
"Belshazzar's Feast," William Wal-
ton's much discussed oratorio, will
be presented at the second concert
of the festival tomorrow night with
Chase Baromeo, bass, supported by
the University Choral Union and the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra with
Earl V. Moore, University musical
director, as guest conductor.
Jascha Heifetz, world prominent
violinist, will also be on the program
of tomorrow night's concert.
Eveland Made President
Of Honorary Fraternity
DeForest Eveland, '34E, was elected'
president of Tau Beta Pi, honorary
engineering society, last night at a
special business meeting in the Un-
ion.
Other officers elected were: vice
president, Royal E. Peake, '34; treas-
urer, Prof. A. 15. Moore of the elec-
trical engineering department; re-
cording secretary, Stanley W. Smith,
'34E; corresponding secretary, Wal-
ter Powers, '34E; and cataloguer,
John C. Seeley, '34E.
PHYSICAL ED. OFFICERS
The Physical Education Associa-
tion elected the following officers at
a special meeting last night: presi-
dent, Harold P. Brown, '34; vice-
president, Harold Kammer, '34; sec-
retary-treasurer, Leland Hall, '36.

Action Asked
On Fraternity
Decline Here
Interfraternity Council To
Talk Over Report Made
By National Secretaries
Bad Fiscal Affairs
Cause Of Situation
Kelley Says Fraternities
Must Solve Problem Or
University Will Step In
Delegates from all campus frater-
nities will meet at 7:30 p. m. tomor-
row in the Union at a special meet-
ing of the Interfraternity Council
to consider the report which was
submitted last week by a committee
of four national fraternity secre-
taries, who have been in Ann Arbor
studying the fraternity situation.
In calling the meeting, Bethel B.
Kelley, '34, president of the council,
explained that the drop-off of fra-
ternity men in the class of 1936 to'
57 per cent from the "normal" 75
per cent, shows that the fraternity
system is suffering from inability to
compete with other "agencies sup-
plying room and board, even with
the added incentive of the friend-
ships made in a fraternity."
"I believe that the means of cor-
recting this situation lies in intelli-
gent operation of fraternities," Kel-
ley's announcement said, "and in
preventing the bad conditions in the
fiscal affairs of the fraternity that
cause the freshman to be unwilling
and unable to assume undue re-
sponsibilities thatathey have no part
in bringing about."
He stated a belief that the future
existence of fraternities here de-
pends on whether the council can
work out an effective program to
combat the situation, and expressed
a wish that council delegates be
prepared to give the opinion of their
respective houses.
Fraternities exist on the campus
by the sanction of the University,
Kelley said last night, saying it was
his belief that unless fraternities
work out their own solution to this
problem which is confronting them,
the University will have to step in.
"The University administration is
pledged to protect the incoming
freshmen from accepting undue re-
sponsibilities, and it is in their in-
terests that such intervention will
be made," he declared. "Unless the
situation is remedied, it will get
steadily worse, and by taking action
at this time, the Interfraternity
Council can forestall action by an-
other agency."
Mayo New Head Of
Varsity Glee Club
Warren H. Mayo, '34, was named
president of the Varsity Glee Club
for 1933-34 at the annual election
held Monday night at the Union.
Mayo succeeds J. Truman Steinko,
'34BAd. Other officers chosen for the
coming year include Fred Johnson,
'34E, vice-president; Robert Kimball,
'35, secretary and Goddard Light, '35,
treasurer.
Appointment of the student man-
ager, assistant manager, and librar-
ian are to be made later in the year,
it was announced.
OVERRIDE COUZENS

WASHINGTON, May 16.-(')-
The nomination of Dean G. Acheson,
of Maryland, as Undersecretary of
the Treasury, was confirmed today
by the Senate, despite the opposition
of Senator James Couzens, of Michi-
gan.

ToCut Costs Killed By Beer Truck
To Ct Css
In Women's
Dormitories
Action Will Present Defi-
nite Problem For Soror-
ities, Dean Lloyd Says
Affects All Houses
Under Single Head
But Attempt Will Be Made
To Ease Sorority Situa-
tion By Other Means
Since campus dormitories have
been consolidated under one head, 4ssociated Prcs Photo
radical changes in housing prices JOHN GRIER HIBBEN
have been evolved, to take effect at * * *
the beginning of next year, accord-i
ing to Dean Alice C. Lloyd, who- in Form er
spoke yesterday before members of
Panhellenic Association. These ex- Princeton Head,
pense cuts are expected to present a
definite problem for sororities, Miss F
Lloyd stated. Fatally lnjureU

Double rooms at the dormitories
may be priced at $80 per semester,
and single rooms at $90. This price
level is not definite and may be sub-
ject to adjustment, Miss Lloyd said,
out at any rate it will mean a dras-
tic reduction from former prices. Last
year dormitory room-rent ran as
!igh as $105 for a single room, re-
-uced early this semester to $95.
Expect Board Reduction
Board may also be reduced from
$6.50 a week to $6 under the new
regime. These changes will not af-
fect Martha Cook and the Lawyers'
Club since neither of them are under
.he new centralized management.
Another change in the dormitory
system will mean that all applica-
"ions for residence in the dormitories
will be handled through the dean's
office. Formerly applications were
made directly to the dormitory heads.
Definite arrangement has been
made so that juniors and seniors
will be released from league houses
and dormitories in February if they
should join -a sorority before that
time. This is expected to make
things easier for the sororities, Miss
Lloyd said. Sophomores will also be
allowed to petition for release from
their residence if they become affili-
ated with sororities.
May Be Fewer Houses
It is expected that there will be
fewer league houses next year, al-
though Miss Lloyd has not yet con-
ferred with house heads nor deter-
mined the exact number which will!
operate under the recent changes.
This cut in living expenses for in-
dependent women will cause the so-
rorities no little competition, accord-
ing to Josephine McCausey, '33, pres-
ident of Panhellenic.
Recognizing this fact, sororities
were requested today to hand in to
Panhellenic officials a full account
of household expenses. Although the
reports were not discussed at yester-
day's meeting, they will be carefully
gone over so that wages and general
running expenses may be compared
with a view to co-operating measures
among sororities.
Although no definite plan has as
yet been worked out, Miss Lloyd
stated at the next meeting of
Panhellenic some form of co-opera-
tive buying methods among the so-
rorities will be discussed.
Bursley Joins
Race To Head
Student Council
Friends File His Petitions;
Enoch White Will Run,
For Junior PositionI
Gilbert (Peko) Bursley, '34, wasl
nominated for president of the Stu-
dent Council, and Enoch T. White,
'35, for junior membership, by peti-

Woman, Thought To Be
His Wife, Badly Hurt;
Truck Driver Crushed

New York when the accident occur- State Liquor Control Commission to-
red. A woman, who was in his car, day investigated charges that the
presumably his wife, was injured price of beer had been increased 30
seriously. cents a case in the Fourth Congres-
The driver of the truck, Peter Sci- sional District by the award of ex-
vilia, of New Brunswick, was injured clusive warehousing privileges in that
critically, section of the State.
Dr. Hibben, who succeeded Wood- Chairman Frank A. Picard said
row Wilson as president of Princeton, that Sen. Leon D. Case, of.Watervliet,
was 72 years old. He retired as presi- and others had charged that Com-
dent of the university a year, ago. missioner James Gordon Bonine, of
dtnesses satunrityayeDr.Higben Cassopolis, had designated Leon C.
Witnesses said that Dr. Hibben's Groves, of his home city, as the ex-
car swerved in front of the truck,'Grveoarshosecma he dx-
which is owned by the Middlesex elusive warehouse man of his dis-
Beverage Co., and was loaded with trict. Case claimed that Groves was
beer. The truck hit the Hibben car charging a warehousing fee of 30
from the side, and the impact wasctsthecse m
so great that Scivilia was crushed At the same time Commissioner
between the steering wheel and the V. F. Gormley and Managing Direc-
back of his seat. tor William J. Nagle were in Detroit
Dr. Hibben was trained for the investigating charges of B. F. Steph-
ministry, but became an outstanding enson, another commissioner, that
figure in Americaneducation, d alley breweries are still flourishing
figreinAmeicn ductin'in the metropolitan area. They
Ordained a minister in the Presby- i h erpltnae.Te
rnplanned to open the Detroit branch
terian Church, he had served as pas- office of the commission today.
tor at Chambersburg, Pa., four years Commissioner Bonine, in a. long
when, in 1891, he accepted an ap- distance conversation with Picard,
pointment as instructor in logiq at admitted that Groves' company had.
Princeton. been designated as the central ware-
The introduction or the four-course house in his district. He said, how-
plan of study and independent re- ever, the company had branches at
search for members of the senior and Paw Paw, Niles, St. Joseph and other
junior classes was regarded as the points.
outstanding feature of his adminis- Chairman Picard said Bonine was
tration and later after it had proved "technically within his rights as a
its worth was characterized as one commissioner" in designating the
of the greatest forward steps in mod- central warehouse.
ern education.

WASHINGTON, May 16,-/P)--Ar-
resting phrases from President
Roosevelt's message to world lead-
ers and to Congress:
"It has become increasingly evi-
dent that the assurance of world
political and economic peace and
stability is threatened by selfish and
short-sighted policies, actions and
threats of action."

Schnacke,

McHenry

Get
Six

S enior Positions;
Sophomores Named

During his administration Dr. Hib-
ben maintained that there should
be a limited enrollment at Princeton
and while it grew from approximate-
ly 1,200 to more than 2,200, the in-
crease came about in a natural way,
gradually with the growth of the
physical plant of the institution,
which doubled during his presidency.
Largely through his efforts an en-
dowment fund of $14,000,000 was
raised to increase the salaries of the
faculty of all grades from instruc-
tors to professors.

Levy Is Elected Head
Of Adelphi For 1933-34
Melvin G. Levy, '34, was elected
speaker of the Adelphi House of
Representatives for the next school
year at a meeting last night. Other
members to receive offices were Sam-
uel Travis, '34, clerk; Myron Ruby,
'35, treasurer; and Milton Kramer,
'36, sergeant-at-arms.
The annual Adelphi banquet will
be held May 24 in the League.

"The deep-rooted desire of Ameri-
cans for better living conditions and
for the avoidance of war is shared
by mass humanity in every country."
"The way to disarm is to disarm.
The way to prevent invasion is to
make it impossible. Our people realize
that weapons of offense are needed
only if other nations have them and
they will freely give them up if all
the nations of the world will do
likewise."
"The happiness, the prosperity, and
the very lives of the men, women and
children who inhabit the whole world
are bound up in the decisions which
their governments will make in the
near future."
"The (economic) conference must
establish order in place of the pres-
ent chaos by a stabilization of cur-
rencies, by freeing the flow of world
trade, and by international action to
raise price levels."
LONDON, May 16. -(P) -Prime
Minister Ramsay MacDonald, in an
impassioned speech before a distin-
guished gathering of 200 members of
the Pilgrims Society, hailed Presi-
dent Roosevelt's peace proposals to-
night as an historic pronouncement'.
"Henceforth America by her own
declaration is to be indifferent to
nothing that concerns the peace of
the world," he said.
BERLIN, May 16.-UP)-All Ger-
many tonight was on tiptoe of expec-
tation over Chancellor Adolf Hitler's
address to the Reichstag tomorrow,
when the Nazi chief will announce
German policy on the armament
question and other international
issues.
In preparation for this momentous
event, the chancellor today held a
private conference with President
Paul von Hindenburg and then re-
tired to seclusion to work out the
terms of his pronouncement.
Before he saw the aged president,
Herr Hitler talked with Count Ru-
dolf Nadolny to learn the latest news
of. the disarmament negotiations at
Geneva.

W. Grafton Sharp, '34, newly-ap-
pointed business manager of The
Daily for 1933-34, last night appoint-
ed two juniors and six sophomores
for upper business staff positions for
the coming year.
He named Bernard E. Schnacke,
'34, of Evansville, Ind., credit man-
ager; and Catherine B. McHenry,
'34, of South Bend, Ind., women's
business manager.
The six sophomores to receive up-
per staff posts are Frederick Hert-
rich, advertising manager; Robert
Ward,, advertising service; Charles
Ebert, advertising contracts; Allen
Knuusi, accounts;. Lester Skinner,
circulation; and Russell Read, pub-
lications.
Prof. Wagner Tells
OfSpanish Music
"It is the music of southern Spain
more than any other European
country, except possibly Sicily, which
is affected by the Oriental influence,"
stated Prof. Charles P. Wagner of
the Spanish department in a talk to

90 Play Production Students
Conclude Successful Season
"This year has been one of Play The final performance of "She
Production's most successful sea- Stoops to Conquer" will bring to a
sons," Valentine B. Windt, director,
said yesterday. Play Production's Is the campus dramatic career of
dramatic year will be brought to a Jack B. Nestle, '33, who plays the
close when the curtain falls on "She part of Tony Lumpkin in Goldsmith's
Stoops to Conquer" tomorrow after- comedy-farce. He started his work
noon. two and a half years ago in "The
In spite of the present economic Good Hope," and since then has
conditions, which had their effect on made continued progress. He is well-
Play Production's program, eight' known here for his comic and char-
major plays were produced and pre- acter parts, especially in the "Tam-
sented, all of which have been fi- ing of the Shrew," as Simon in "Hay,
nancially successful, according to|Fever," and as the anaemic Homer in

Edith Barrett, Dramatic Festival
Star, Admits Her Fear Of Mice
Miss Edith Barrett, who recently footlights where he sat and laughed
arrived in Ann Arbor to play the lead at me for a the remainder of the per-
in the Dramatic Festival productionforMsane." ssheuefo h

I

of "Another Language," is a very
busy actress, but with all of her ac-
tivity she is only human. She is

tions filed with the Council last i 0scared of mice.
night.sardomie
Tighelg.sShe likes to tell the story on her-
The filing of these two petitions self of the time when she was play-
will bring the number of nominees 'ng in "Paolo
for the presidency to three, Richard and Francesca"
Briggs, '34, and John Deo, '34, hav- in a wide hoop
ing been nominated by the Council skirt. In relat-
itself Monday night. In te str
ing the story
Bursley, a member of Sigma Phi, ; she said yester-
has been active in campus politics day, "A mouse
for the past three years. He has been -evidently ap-
chairman of the Frosh Frolic, na- preciating t h e

summer after she leaves Ann Arbor
is ample proof of the growing popu-
larity of small stock and repertory
theatres in the United States.
After playing the lead in "Another
Language" she will go to the Lake-

wood company in Skowhegan, Me.,
one of the oldest repertory theatres
in the country, where she will play in
"T h e r e 's Always Juliet," and
"Candlelight." On June 26 she will
arrive at Mount Kiscoe, N. Y., to play
the lead in "Mrs. Moonlight," a Ben
Levy play which was given two years
ago in New York.

BULLETIN
WASHINGTON, May 16. - (/P) -
Looking for new government reve-
nues, President Roosevelt tonight
contemplated an early appeal to the
states to ratify the amendment re-
pealing national Prohibition.

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