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The Weather
Local showers today, followed
by cooler; tomorrow, partly
cloudy and cool.


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Roosevelt Fulfills Platform



Traditional Brilliance Of
Friday Concert Upheld
As StueckgoldSings
Sell-Out Indicated
For 'Merry Mount'
Young People's Chorus Is
Successful Feature With
Rose Bampton
The standard of the traditionally
brilliant Friday night concert that
characterizes every May Festival was
amply upheld last night by the mag-
netic singing of Grete Stueckgold in
an all-Wagner program commemor-
ating that composer's death 50 years
Madame Stueckgold in her first
appearance in Ann Arbor made an
impression with her beautiful "Eliz-
abeth's Prayer" from "Tannhauser"
that drew insistent applause from
her audience.
The audience nearly filled the au-
ditorium and from present indica-
tions there will be a sell-out for to-
night's world premiere of Howard
Hanson's opera, "Merry Mount."
Commemorate Stanley
"Siegfried's Death and Funeral
March," by the Chicago Symphony
orchestra under the direction of
Frederick Stock, was played in mem-
ory of the late Albert A. Stanley,
former president of the University
Musical Society, who died last year.
The Young People's Festival Chor-
us, for years a regular event in fes-
tival programs, proved to be one of
the most successful features on this
season's list in yesterday afternoon's
concert with Rose Bampton, young
contralto of the Metropolitan Opera]
Company, and the Chicago Sym-
phony Orchestra, under the direction
of Eric Delamarter, assistant con-
The clear tones of the 300 young
schoolchildren whose all-white cos-
tumes made a pleasing contrast to
the rich, dull red of the orchestra;
instruments, captivated an enthus-
iastic audience.
Rose Bampton Stars
Rose Bampton gave promise of be-
ing one of the most popular stars
of the festival season with her de-
lightfully fresh singing of Massanet's]
"Il est doux, Il est bon," from "Her-
odiade." She replied to repeated ap-
plause with an encore, "La Cenen-1
torola," by Rossini.
To Miss Juva Higbee, director of
public school music, goes the credit
for the well-trained performance of
the children's chorus. For weeks
she has been rounding the chorus
into shape.]
The climax of the May Festival
program will come tonight with the
premiere of the opera "Merry Mount"
with Howard Hanson, the composer,
directing his work. Musical critics
in reading the score and libretto
have predicted that this opera may
become one of the most famous,
American operas.
Impressive Cast for Opera
An impressive list of world famous
opera stars will sing the principal
roles of the opera which was to be
presented this season by the Met-j
ropolitan Opera Company. It will be
given next season at the Metropoli-
tan Opera House in New York.
John Charles Thomas, Frederick

Jagel, Leonora Corona, and Rose
Bampton are Metropolitan Opera
stars who will sing. Chase Baromeo,
bass of the late Chicago Opera Com-
pany will also have a leading part.
The story is one of Puritan days in
New England. The work abounds in,
chorus parts for the University Chor-
al Union.
Guy Maier and Lee Pattison, long
known as one of the best dual piano
teams in the country, will stage the
first concert of their come-back tour
after three years away from the con-
cert stage in this afternoon's pro-
gram starting at 2:30 p. m.
Mr. Maier is especially well known
to Ann Arbor music lovers through
his residence in the city during past
years. The formal tour will start
next fall but the two pianists have
been prevailed upon to give an ad-
vance concert in the May Festival.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
under the direction of Frederick
Stock will accompany the artists.
The two numbers on the program

Dual Pianists To Start Come-Back Today

I. .
Lee Pattison and Guy Maier, dual pianists Who retired three years
ago, will start their come-back tour at this afternoon's concert of the
May Festival.

French Reject
Hitler's Plan To
Reduce A r ms
Premier Daladier Says
France Will Continue
To Keep Strong Army
PARIS, May 19.-(P)-The French
government, after consideration of
Chancellor Adolf Hitler's pronounce-
ment regarding armaments, today
made known its decision to put its
trust in big battalions.
The decision was revealed when
Premier Edouard Daladier refused to
permit a further cut in war expenses.
The French army is strong and
must be kept strong, the premier told
the senate, which was considering
the defense budget.
"I affirm," he asserted, "that we
can have confidence in the army, and
I affirm that our national defense is
The senate immediately approved
this attitude by exempting the de-
fense budget from a five per cent ad-
ditional reduction.
His decision to maintain the army
-the backbone of France's defense
power-was in accordance with the
judgment of the chiefs of the army,
M. Daladier said.
Official circles expressed the view
that Chancellor Hitler's speech be-
fore the Reichstag Wednesday had
changed nothing as regards France's
security requirement.
"Hitler is still Hitler, and he has
merely camouflaged," commented one
person in touch with the govern-
Drunken Russian
Commits Suicide
Michael Samutken, 36-year-old
Russian, shot and killed himself at
11 p. m. last night after threatening
Mrs. Laura N. Shaffer, 307 S. Divi-
sion St.
Samutken had been working as
janitor for Mrs. Shaffer until yes-
terday morning, when she fired him.
He came in the front door about 11
p. m. last night in an intoxicated
condition and threatened to shoot
her. After she had fled to an upstairs
room and shouted for help he fired
two shots into the ceiling and then
turned the gun on himself.
Police records show that Samut-
ken had been arrested twice on
drunk and disorderly charges and
once for drivingwhile drunk within
the past two years.
Barristers Out-Talk
Library-Steps Men
Speeches by initiates into Barris-
ters, senior honorary law society,
stole the show from members of the
National Student League yesterday
afternoon on the steps of the General
Dissertations on such subjects as
"My Love Life on the Huron River,"
"Privies as Applied to Law and Hu-
man Relations," and "Marriage and
Due Process of Law," by the embryo
lawyers made the statement of a
speaker of the league that "people

Dates For '34
Big Ten Games
Are Announced
Michigan Will Have Only
Two Conference Games
At Home On Schedule
EVANSTON, Ill., May 19.-(P)-
The Western Conference football
schedule by dates for 1934 was an-
nounced today after a meeting of
the coaches. It follows:
Sept. 29.-North Carolina at Min-
Oct. 6-Iowa at Northwestern; In-
diana at Ohio State.
Oct. 13.-Michigan at Chicago,
Northwestern at Stanford, Ohio
State at Illinois, Purdue at Notre
Dame, Indiana at Temple.
Oct. 20-Indiana at Chicago, Mich-
gan at Ohio State, Pittsburgh at
Minnesota, Wisconsin at Purdue.
Oct. 27-Illinois at Michigan, Iowa
at Minnesota, Ohio State at North-
western, Purdue at Carnegie Tech,
Wisconsin at Notre Dame.
Nov. 3.-Purdue at Chicago, Army
at Illinois, Iowa at Indiana, Michi-
gan at Minnesota, Wisconsin at
Nov. 10-Chicago at Ohio State,
Illinois at Northwestern, Indiana at
Minnesota, Purdue at Iowa, Michi-
gan at Wisconsin.
Nov. 17-Chicago at Minnesota,
Notre Dame at Northwestern, Illinois
at Wisconsin, Iowa at Ohio State.
Nov. 24-Illinois at Chicago, Indi-
ana at Purdue, Northwestern at
Michigan, Minnesota at Wisconsin.
Domestic Relief
lans Advance
In Washington
Roosevelt Concentrates On
Various Aspects OfIFor-
eign Situation
WASHINGTON, May 19.-(M(P)-
The vast domestic relief program of
President Roosevelt advanced stead-
ily through Congress while the exec-
utive himself concentrated chiefly to-
day on foreign affairs, seeking to
end hostilities in the Orient, watch-
ing closely the disarmament meeting
at Geneva, and receiving from the
Soviet government a heartening mes-
sags of accord for his peace program.
The Roosevelt public works indus-
trial control plan was given enthusi-
astic support from labor's spokes-
man, William Green, as well as by
Henry I. Harriman, president of the
Chamber of Commerce of the United
States and an exponent of business
interests. Both spoke before the
house ways and means committee,
which will conclude hearings tomor-
row and report the bill by Tuesday
for House disposal next week.
The tax question remained open
until the week-end, when the com-
mittee promises to work out a plan
for raising the $220,000,000 needed
to fund the $3,300,000,000 of bonds

Regents Say
Student Debts
Must Be Paid
Applies To Sums Owed
To Dormitories, Health
Service, Not To Tuition
Alumni Scholarship
Program Extended
Wood Retired, Williams
Given Leave From Staff
Of University Museums
Definite action on outstanding
debts due the University was taken
by the Board of Regents at the May
meeting held yesterday afternoon.
Applicable only to certain classes of
student debts, the memorandum
read as follows:
"Students must pay in acceptable
funds, not including notes unless
they are bankable, all amounts due
the University before they will be
admitted to final examinations at
the end of either semester or the
Summer Session. No officer of the
University may make any exception
to this rule. It is not intended that
this rule shall apply to student loan
notes not yet due or to present se-;
mester tuition notes expressly au-,
thorized by the Regents at the Feb-,
ruary meeting."
According to Herbert G. Watkins,
assistant secretary of the University,,
this will apply only to sums owed
the Health Service, the various dor-
mitories, and similar institutions.
Scholarships Extendedt
It was also announced by the Re-1
gents at this time that, in view of
the fine records made by many of
the holders of Michigan Alumni Un-
dergraduate Scholarships, they will
be continued during the junior and
senior years in the University for
those whose work has continued to1
be of a satisfactory nature during
their sophomore ,year. When origi-t
nally granted, these scholarships<
were to be for the first two yearst
only. During the first year, 1931-32,1
there were 44 holders of these in ther
University, while this year the num-
ber has dropped to 27.-
Other business taken up by the
Regents yesterday included the
granting of a six-week leave of ab-
sence to Morley P. Williams, super-
intendent of the University Museums
Building, because of illness. Prof.
George M. Ehlers of the geology de-
partment was given sabbatical leave
for the first semester of the aca-
demic year 1933-34. He intends to
make a survey of silurian rocks in
Ontario in conjunction with Prof.
E. R. Cummings, of Indiana Univer-
Wood is Retired
Norman A. Wood, curator of birds1
in the Museum of Zoology, was re-
tired from the faculty with the title
"Emeritus Curator of Birds." Mr.
Wood has served in his position for1
nearly 40 years, having first entered
the museum in 1895. He is now 75
years old and so is eligible for re-
Delta Omicron, musical sorority,
made a gift of $200 which was ac-1
cepted by the Regents at this time.
The money is to be held in trust
with other similar sums and, when1
the principal reaches $1,000 the in-
come from it will be used for stu-
dent loans. If this principal is not
reached within two years the money
is to be used for loans at that time.
Preference is to be given to women
students of applied music, it was

Alumni Gift Accepted
Another gift of $1,047.67 from the
Alumni Association of the School of
Music was accepted. It is to be held
in trust for the Elsa Gardner Stan-
ley Scholarship Fund. The income
in part or in whole will be used in
scholarships at the discretion of au-
At the request of the incoming
highway commission it was decided
to give a concerted course in high-
way to work to other new members
of the department during the week
of the Alumni University. The Uni-
versity highway engineering depart-
ment was reported to have received
this suggestion very favorably.
Members of the Board of Directors
of the University Musical Society
were announced at this time by the
Regents. Those chosen to succeed
themselves, with terms running to
1936, are President Alexander G.
Ruthven, Vice-President Shirley W.
Smith, Dr. Harley A. Haynes, direc-

Committee Is
Appointed To
Plan Council
Group Of Leading Seniors
To Devise New Form Of
Student Government
McKay Made Head
Of Body By Bursley
Dean Believes Opinions
Of Committee Will Be
Respected By Students
Edward S. McKay, former manag-
ing editor of the Gargoyle, will head
the committee of leading seniors
which has been appointed by Joseph
A. Bursley, dean of students, to de-
vise a new plan for a student council.
The other members of the commit-
tee are Barbara A. Braun, secretary
of the League, Charles R. Racine,
former president of the Student
Council, Edwin T. Turner, former
president of the Interfraternity
Council, Byron C. Vedder, business
manager of The Daily, and Ivan Wil-
liamson captain of the 1932 football
"I believe that the committee is a
representative group of students,"
Mr. Bursley said in announcing the
committee, "one whose opinions will
command respect."
The committee will meet early next
week to consider the plans which
have already been suggested, and
others which members of the group
may have in mind. It is believed
that some plan will be reported to
the Senate Committee on Student
Affairs before the end of the school
year, and will be put into effect at
the beginning of the fall semester.
The two plans which have already
gained prominence are the ex-officio
and the bi-cameral. The ex-officio
plan was submitted by a group of
students while the former Student
Council prepared the bi-cameral plan
and presented it to the University
Council over a year ago. Since that
time, however, it has been changed
considerably by the committee.
Michigan Nine
Beats Purdue
By Timely Hits
Diffley Drives In 2 Runs;-
Tillotson Holds Lafayette
Team To Six Hits
LAFAYETTE, Ind., May 19.-()-
Michigan was coming closer and
closer to first place with yesterday's
victory over the Purdue Boilermaker
baseball team, 9 to 1. The timely
hitting in the pinches that has char-
acterized thedWolverines on this trip
was continued.
Captain Mike Diffley kept up his
hitting streak, got three singles to
drive in three runs and score three
times himself. Tillotson finished his
first whole Conference game, scatter-
ing seven Purdue hits, and holding
the home team scoreless from the
second inning to the end of the
game. Lefty Huml, Purdue ace, fan-
ned 10 men, but timely hits and er-
rors by his own men lost the game
for him.
Score by innings:
Michigan .....000 301 041-9 9 2
Purdue .......010 000 000-1 7 4

Batteries: Tillotson and Diffley;
Huml and Fehring.

Howard Hanson, American com-
poser of the opera, "Merry Mount,"
which will receive its world premiere
in the concluding concert of the May
Festival tonight. Mr. Hanson will
personally conduct his own composi-
J. W. Harriman
Missing On Eve
Of Fraud Trial
Notes Left By New York
Banker Hint Probability
Of His Suicide
NEW YORK, May 19.-(/P)-Joseph
W. Harriman wandered away today
from the nursing home where he has
been confined with a critical heart
disease, and while police searched
the city for him his attorneys dis-
closed tonight that he left several
notes to members of his family mak-
ing it clear that he intended to kill
The 66-year-old banker was sched-
uled to go on trial in Federal Court
Monday on charges of falsifying the
books of the closed Harriman Na-
tional Bank and Trust Co., which
he founded in 1912.
George S. Leisure, his attorney,
made, known the discovery of the
suicide notes in a lengthy statement
setting forth Harriman's fiscal and
mental condition and defending his
attempt to bolster the price of the
bank's stock, for which purpose he
is alleged to have made false entries
of $1,661,170.
The statement did not disclose the
contents of the notes or the identity
of the addresses.
"A few minutes after Mr. Harri-
man had left," the statement read,
"several notes, addressed to members
of his family, and to his friends, were
found in a desk in his room, and the
contents of these notes made it clear
that Mr. Harriman intended to end
his life."
Gopher Net Team
Wins Tennis Title
URBANA, Ill., May 19.--OP)-Max
Davidson, of Chicago University and
Carl Britzius of the University of
Minnesota battled their way to the
final round of the Western Confer-
ence individual tennis championships
Davidson defeated Bailie of Illi-
nois, 7-5, 6-3, in the semi-finals. Brit-
zius won over Tetting of Northwest-
ern, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
Minnesota led in points with 13,
Chicago trailing with 12, Illinois 91/2,
Northwestern 5%/, Michigan 5, Wis-
consin 4, Purdue 2, Ohio State 1. In-
diana and Iowa had not scored.

'Merry Mount' Composer

Places 15
In Track
Ward Leads Teammates
By Qualifying In Three
Events, Winning Two
New Record Is Set
In Hammer Throw
Kemp, DeBaker, Ellerby,
Lemen, Turner, Pantlind
Are AmongQualifiers
DYCHE STADIUM, Evanston, Ill.,
May 19.--f)-Willis Ward, Michi-
gan's 196-pound Negro all-around
star, today led a parade of 15 Wol-
verines into the finals of the West-
ern Conference 33rd track and field
championship meet
Ward, looked upon as the athlete
to provide the winning points in
Michigan's struggle to retain the
title tomorrow, qualified in three
events, winning his heats in the 100-
yard dash and the 120-yard high
hurdles, and finishing runner-up to
another Negro ace, John Brooks, of
Chicago, in the broad jump.
Along about sundown Duane Pur-
vis, of Purdue, a star forward passer
in football, cut loose with a throw of
208 feet 5 1-4 inches in the javelin.
The effort, which will stand for to-
morrow's finals, wiped out the old
Conference record of 207 feet 7 3-5
inches set by Phil Northup, of Michi-
gan, in 1926, and virtually assured
the Boilermakers of their 'first indi-
vidual triumph in the meet since

Fail in Discus
The Wolverines failed to qualify
in only one of the events in which
preliminaries were held, the discus
throw. Ohio State, showing surpris-
ing power, sent men into 12 places
in the finals, with Illinois following
with nine.
Indiana, rated as the team to press
and even beat Michigan for the team
championship, made eight places.
This showing, however, was in line
with the Hoosiers' plan of attack
which calls for plenty of doubling up
by individual stars, and power in
distance runs in which no trials
were held.
Purdue and Northwestern, doing
better than in several years, qualified
for six places each, Minnesota four,
Chicago three, all by Brooks, and
Wisconsin two.
May Discontinue Hammer
One event was settled, probably
for all time as far as the Western
Conference is concerned. The ham-
mer throw, which will not be on the
program again unless the coaches
change their minds, was won by
Noble Biddinger, of Indiana, with a
toss of 161 feet 4 inches, barely four
inches short of the record of 161
feet 7 7-8 inches set by Wilfred Ketz
of Michigan in 1928,
The performances gave the Hoos-
iers a working start of five points
which, however, was matched by
Iowa. Two Hawkeyes, Robert Cor-
nog and L. J. Kouba, took the third
and fourth places.
Rod Cox, of Michigan, landed sec-
ond, and fifth place went to Johnson,
of Ohio State.
In the high hurdles the best time
was made by Jack Keller of Ohio
State and Hawley Egleston of Michi-
gan at :14.9.
Indiana's iron men did just about
as expected. Ivan Fuqua, a member
of the 1932 American Olympic squad,
qualified in his specialty, the 440-
yard run, and ran the fastest heat
in the 220-yard dash-21.8.
Charles Hornbostel, another In-
diana representative in the Olympics,
raced the best heat of the 880-yard
run-1:55,.and in addition will make
a bid for the mile tomorrow. Walter
Busby headed the discus qualifiers.
Outside of the javelin and ham-
mer, no records were broken or
threatened. The 220-yard dash, 220
low hurdles and 440-yard run, in-
stead of being started out of chutes,
were run around turns, slowing up
(Continued on Page 3)
Friend Identifies
Body Of Suicide
The body of the man found shot
to death Thursday afternoon on Ply-
mouth Road just outside of the
county line, thought at first to be a
student from the University, yester-

Pond, Michigan's First Grid
Hero, Returns Here For Visit

Fifty-five years ago a small mid-
western college challenged the Uni-
versity of Michigan to a football
game. Racine College had a football
team but the University of Michigan
had never formed one. Throughout
the fall, winter, and early spring,
interested men worked building the
first team to carry the Maize and
Blue on the gridiron.
In the spring of 1879 the men play-
ed their first game, some months.
after they were challenged. Both
teams went to Chicago for the dayI
and the game was played there. The
score finished 1 to 0 in Michigan's

ings, the Union, the League, and the
Student Publications Building, all of
which were designed by Mr. Pond.
"We built the Union as a man's
building, the League as its 'little Sis-
ter,' more feminine in character,"
he says.
In addition to the national inter-
est shown in his work by other ar-
chitects, he has been made a member
of three foreign honorary architect-
ural societies, the Royal Institute of
British Architects in London; the As-
sociation of German Architects, Ber-
lin, and the Central Society of Aus-
trian Architects, Vienna. His book,
"Meaning in Architecture," is to be

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