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Disciplinary A c t i o n And
Swingout; Departure Of Ma-
jor Edwards.

4II No. 178




Qouncil Body
is Organized
Gilbert E. Bursley Elected
As First President Of
Undergraduate Council
Aggressive Action
Planned By Group
All Officers Are Ex-Officio;
Prominent Campus Or-
ganizations Represented
The Undergraduate Council, newly
created student governing body,
was organized last night at a joint
meeting with the committee which
drafted the constitution of the Coun-
Gilbert E. Bursley, '34, was elected
president. James Cristy, '34, was the
only other candidate. Bursley is the
representative of Druids on the body,
which is composed entirely of ex-of-
ficio members, and Cristy represents
Michigamua. Marian L. Giddings, '34,
representative from Mortarboard,
was elected secretary.
Membership Listed
Other members of the Council are
the following: Charles R. Burgess,
'34E, Vulcans; J. Carl Hilty, '35,
Sphinx; Philip A. Singleton, '33E,
Triangles; DeForest H. Eveland, '34E,
Tau Beta Pi; Marian L. Giddings,
'34, Mortarboard; Charlotte Johnson,
Spec., Senior Society; Maxine E.
Maynard, '35, Wyvern; Robert Saltz-
stein, '34, the Union; Grace E. Mayer,
'34Ed the League; Bethel B. Kelley,
'34, the Interfraternity Council; M.
Josephine McCausey, '34, the Panhel-
lenic Association; Thomas K. Con-
nellan, '3The Daily; Wilbur F.
Bohnsack, , past president of
Sphinx; Richard H. McManus, '34E,
past president of Triangles; and Har-
riet L. Jennings, '34, past president of
The president of the Engineering
Council has not yet been elected for
the coming year, but will automa-
tically become a member of the body.
A committee composed bf Saltz-
stein, Singleton, and Miss Mayer was
appointed to consider candidates for
the one independent representative
to be elected. Only one representa-
tive will be chosen because the con-
stitution states that there must be at
least two non-fraternity men mem-
bers at all times, and there is already
one independent member on the
Pledge "Aggressive Action"
The committee is to report its find-
ings at the -first meeting or the
Council in the fall.
"Aggressive action on all matters
which may come up" was stated by
the new president as the program of
the Council for next year.
Edward S. McKay, '33, chairman
of the committee which drew up the
new constitution, speaking at a joint
meeting of the committee and the
newly created Council, explained
some of the features of the new
constitution, stressing the need for,
continuity, which had been met by
including the past presidents of
Sphinx, Triangles, and Wyvern, and
necessity for good attendance at
meetings, which difficulty had been
met by specifying that the president
call meetings when necessary, and
providing for at least one meeting
every four weeks.
Leon Gropper, Grad., who attended
the meeting as a visitor, suggested
several projects which the new Coun-
cil might take up at the beginning
of next year.
Senate Repeals

State Mill Tax
LANSING, June 1.-(P)-The Sen-
ate today voted to repeal a method
of financing the University of Michi-
gan which has been a tradition for
60 years. Members by a vote of 25
to 5 passed and sent to the House
the Palmer bills abolishing mill tax
appropriations for the University and
Michigan State College, The statute
levying a mill tax oppropriation for
the University was passed in 1873.
Members abandoned the mill tax
method in view of the elimination
by the legislature of the state prop-
erty tax. Direct appropriations will
be made for the two institutions with
a specific tax, probably the sales
levy, providing the revenue.

Remer Says World Economic
Relations Cannot Be Avoided
Criticising those who ask for and not the 10 per cent about which
American economic self-sufficiency isolationists talk, foreign trade is
and isolation, Prof. C. F. Remer of vital, he said. Many American in-
the economics department declared dustries are in the same position,
yesterday that "American participa- and even to those who sell only 10
tion in world economic relations is per cent of their output abroad, such
unavoidable." trade is of great importance.
So long as we cannot completely "Even the staunch isolationist has
withdraw from world trade, we must about him a touch of mercantilism
have financial relations with other and is likely to applaud American
countries, he said, and such relations exports. He will probably have no
demand that we face the problem of answer when asked whether the
making them reasonable. United States ought to withdraw
Of the World Economic Confer- completely from participation in the
ence, opening June 12 in London, economic development of Canada
Professor Remer said that "we may and South America.
not get much from it, and we ought "Isolation means much more than
not to hope for too much from it, the cutting off of a few items of
but we ought surely to enter it with trade which the isolationist can dem-
the cold and unromantic conviction onstrate to be relatively unimport-
that international co-operation is an ant. It means more than the isola-
unavoidable fact. tionist usually intends. So long as
"There is no magic in the confer- we live in a world with countries in
ence which will lift the world sud- different stages of economic develop-
denly from depression to prosperity," ment and with a diversity of pro-
he continued. "There is, however, ducts, it is unreal to think in terms
the more important underlying prob- of economic isolation."
lem as to whether the United States Too great an importance is given
should pursue a policy of isolation to war debts in the field of interna-
or one of co-operation. tional finance, Professor Remer said.
"To say that foreign trade is, in He called them a "war problem" and
general, unimportant doesnot meet said they should be so regarded.
the problem of particular industries," Greater freedom of trade does not
he said. To the Texas cotton farmer imply an intelligent economic plan
who sells half of his product abroad for the whole world, he stated.

U. S. Delegates
Express Hope
As They Sail
Americans Expect Broad
Agreement In Principle,
But No Specific Treaties

Find Morgan
Is Dictator In
His Company

I 'Amm

Named Secretary

Four Men



Had Absolute
Over Partners,

Investigation Shows


Gives First

Interview On Board

Place Partnership
Papers On Record

Varied Program
Will Feature
President Ruthven To Be
Speaker At Luncheon
Of Group On June 16
Among the outstanding events to
attract the attention of returning
alumni during the annual reunions
June 16 and 17 are the class ban-
quets Friday night, June 16. Present
plans of the Alumni Association, as
announced by Frederick S. Randall,
council secretary, call for general
class meetings Saturday mprning,
June 17, leaving Saturday afternoon
free for the men and women to re-
new old acquaintances and visit the
Saturday noon is the occasion of
the annual alumni luncheon, the out-
standing event of the reunion week-
end. President Alexander G. Ruthven
will deliver the address of the day.
The Varsity Band will furnish music
on this occasion, it is planned. Ad-
mission is by ticket only, Mr. Randall
stated. This year, contrary to custom,
the luncheon will be held at the
Union instead of in Waterman Gym-
Other events of interest during the
two days set aside for alumni gath-
erings hre the Alumni Glee Club sing,
held, as is the tradition, on the Li-
brary steps, and the Emeritus Club
reunion. Members of the glee club, it
is planned, will spend the lunch
hour and the afternoon at Joe
Parker's in order to rehearse and eat
in the old-time atmosphere with all
the "legal trimmings."
The Emeritus Club, organized for
graduates who finished their Uni-
versity careers more than 50 years
ago, has received to date more than
25 reservations. It has been the cus-
tom of the last two years for all
members of classes beyond the 50-
year mark to hold their reunion ac-
tivities together. Originally this club
was an organization for graduates
of President Tappan's day. Since
then it has been expanded to include
more recent graduates, and in order
to add to the tremendous Michigan
tradition represented here, the men
of the faculty who hold the title of
professor emeritus have been in-
cluded in membership."

Union Names
For Next Year
Rotation Of Committees
Plan To Be Used; 35
Freshmen Are Chosen
Thirty-five Union committeemen
for 1933-34 were announced yester-
day by Edward McCormick, '34, sec-
retary. The men are divided into five
groups of seven men each and in this
order they will be rotated on the five
Union committees, house, dance,
publicity, reception, and co-operative,
for periods of five or six weeks.
It is believed that in this way they
will become better acquainted with
the workings of the organization as
a whole than if they were kept on one
committee throughout the entire
year, McCormick said.
The list of those appointed, all
members of the class of 1936, is as
follows: Morton Alshuler, William
Dixon, Milton Kramer, Cedric Marsh,
Horace Pinney, Lawrence Quinn,
Howard Underwood, and George
Robert Atkins, Joseph Griswold,
Robert H. Johnson, John Marks,
Jack Neuman, William Reed, Nathan
Wertheimer, James Cook, Edward
Litchfield, Wendel Neumann, John
Perkins, Irving Auslander, Wilson
Trimmer, Robert Sobel, and Audie
Edward Begle, Edgar Davidson,
Irving Levitt, John McCarthy, John
O'Connell, Richard Quinn, David
Winkworth, Innis Price, Robert S.
Johnson, Benjamin Charin, Frederick
Mitchell, Ralph Sidman, Dewitt Syn-
der, Joseph Wagner, and Elwood
Seniors in the literary college will
not be able to secure commencement
invitations and announcements after
today, it was announced yesterday
by Edward S. McKay, chairman of
invitations. Delivery of orders placed
with the committee will be made
from 1 to 5 p. m. at the Gargoyle
office in the Student Publications
Building. Any orders not called for
at that time will be re-sold.

Secretary Hopes Essentials
Of Conference Will Be
Treated At Once
ROOSEVELT, June 1.-(/P)-Hopes
for day and night sessions, limitation
of speeches, and absence of a petty
trading spirit in London in the in-
terests of quick, decisive action, were
emphasized by Secretary of State
Hull tonight in outlining aims of the
American delegation to the World
Economic Conference.
In his first interview since sailing
on the President Roosevelt yesterday,
the secretary also expressed the view
that the London conference will help
disarmament efforts at Geneva.
Commenting on reports that the
World Disarmament Conference had
recessed until after the meeting in
London gets under way, Mr. Hull said
two out of three wars owe their
origin to economic rather than polit-
ical difficulties, and, for this reason,
the economic conference should be
helpful to disarmament.
The secretaryhasserted his faith
that few great heads of nations are
going to London with petty and sel-
fish aims.
The American delegates expect
broad agreements in principle rather
than specific treaties will emerge
from the London discussions. They
hope to reach early "gentlemen's
agreements" for the conservation of
gold and the co-ordination of inter-
nal policies of the various nations.
The policies would relate to capital
expenditures for public works and re-
vival of industry.{
Mr. Hull said the program contem-
plates a co-ordinate attack on the
problems of trade barriers and mone-
tary stabilization. The secretary will
urge that work of the conference be
facilitated so that essentials can be
decided in from six to eight weeks.

Morgan Sits Quietly By
As Evidence Is Recorded
By Senate Committee
WASHINGTON, June 1.--()-In
the midst of their soundings of the
extent of the Morgan enterprises,
Senate investigators disclosed today
that J. P. Morgan is the dictator
who has. final decision in any dis-
pute among the partners of his
banking house over policies of the
The financier, who has sat silently
by for the last several days of the
banking committee's investigation
of his business transactions was also
empowered by the partnership agree-
ment drawn on March 31, 1916, after
his father's death to compel any of
his partners to withdraw at any time
and fix the amount of funds due
him. Partners also were allowed to
withdraw voluntarily.
The long-guarded partnership pa-
pers were placed into the record by
Ferdinand Pecora, committee inves-
tigator, over the protest of John W.
Davis, Morgan counsel, after the
committee members so deteimined
in closed session.
Original signers of the agreement,
the capital contributed, and the di-
vision of net profits and losses were
omitted from the published docu-
ment by the committee's decision.
Just before the partnership arti-
cles were made public, one of the
partners - George Whitney - had
agreed that on 1929 prices the bank-
ing house could have sold its United
Corp. holdings at a profit of $122,-
508,000. .
smoked quietly nearby, Whitney said
Morgan & Co. had participated to
the extent of $48,000,000 in 1930 in
$91,000,000 of unsecured loans ar-
ranged by his firm for utility com-
panies in the united holding group.
These disclosures were brought out
by Pecora in a way which added
Harvey C. Couch, now a Reconstruc-
tion Finance Corp. director, to the
growing line of Morgan-selected cus-
The day's testimony also brought
out that the total income taxes for
the Morgan partners from 1919 to
1929 inclusive was $51,538,000.
Schedule Of Post Office
Hours Not To Be Changed
No change is to be made in the
present schedule of closing hours for
general windows at the Ann Arbor
Post Office and its sub-stations, pos-
tal officials announced yesterday.
The postal savings window at the
main office will close at 4 p. m. daily
to avoid overtime work in checking
up books. It was incorrectly an-
nounced previously that all windows
would close at 4 p. m. As has been
customary, the postal money order
windows at all offices will close at
5:30 p. m. to permit making out a
daily report, but the parcel post and
stamp windows will remain open
until 6 p. m. daily. All departments
close at noon Saturdays.


Marian L. Giddings, '34, president
of Mortarboard, senior honorary so-
ciety for women, was elected sezre-
tary-treasurer of the Undergraduate
Council last night. She is also the
winner of a $250 Hopwood prize in
the field of poetry for .her "Sonnet'
Eastman Attacks
Modern Literary
Trend In Talk
Noted Author And Critic
Gives Hopwood Lecture
Before Large Group
A scathing attack on the new hu-
manist movement in poetry and the
modernist poets was made yesterday
by Max Eastman, noted literary critic
and author, who delivered the an-
nual Hopwood Lecture to a gathering
of more than 200, comprising Hop-
wood Award winners and others.
"There has been a decrease in the
range, volume, and definiteness of
communication in the new poets,"
Mr. Eastman said, quoting from the
works of T. S. Eliot, and others of
the new poets.
The new humanists have only one
cause which holds them together, he
declared, and that is the fight
against the advance of science in the
field of literature. "They are inter-
ested in defending the right of the
literary man to talk loosely and be
believed seriously in an age of sci-
ence," he said.
Mr. Eastman read the steno-.
graphic reports of the ravings of a
lunatic in place of one of the works
of Gertrude B. Stein, another of the
modern group of poets. The audi-
ence of English instructors and as- {
piring authors did notnotice the diaf-
erence, but listened quietly, laughing
in an embarrassed fashion when the
substitution had been made clear.
Besides the "cult of unintelligibil-
ity" which Mr. Eastman set forth as
one of the results of the modern
trend, the cult of pure poetry has
grown up. He explained the term by
telling of the mere calling of names
which the ancient medicine-man of
Indian tribes used to indulge in, "be-
lieving that if they called rain by its
right name, drops would begin to
Thirty copies of the 1933 Michi-
ganensian remain for sale at $5 each,
it was announced yesterday by John
A. Carstens, '33, business manager.
Distribution of the books already
ordered will continue today from 9
a. m. to 12 noon and from 1 to 5
p. m. at the 'Ensian office in the Stu-
dent Publications Building.

Faculty Committee Acts As
Result Of Intoxication
At Annual Swingout
Expect Ceremony
Will Be Preserved
Sophomore Woman Also
Believed To Be Facing
Disciplinary Action
Four men students in the Univer-
sity were suspended by the discip-
linary committee yesterday as the re-
sult of "public intoxication in con-
nection with the Swingout cere-
monies" held Tuesday, May 16.
I Robert G. Petrie, '33, and Irving
Klein,'33, were suspended from the
University from June 1, 1933, to Oct.
1, 1933. Elbert W. King, '33, was sus-
pended from June 1, 1933, to Jan. 1,
1934.,It was also stated that King's
longer suspension was due to the
fact that he has been brought be-
fore the disciplinary committee in
times past for other offenses.
Allyn E. Weber, '36, was suspended
indefinitely from the University. The
decision in his case was reached be-
cause Weber ignored the summons
from Dean of Men J. A. Bursey and
failed to appear before the discip-
linary committee when he was sent
for. He will be subject to re-admis-
sion upon application to, and ap-
proval by Dean Bursley and ean
John R. Effinger of the literary col-
No other names were mentioned in
the official statement, but it was
learned that a sophomore woman
who marched in the parade faces dis-
ciplinary action by the Judiciary
Committee of the Women's Self Gov-
erning group. It is believed that her
punishment will be similar to that
which the men received.
The possibility of Swingout being
done away with was lessened as the
committee made no mention of it in
the official statement. It was learned
from authoritative sources, however,
that the day and time will probably
be changed in order to lessen the
possibility of a recurrence of the
"disgraceful performance" of the
past ceremonies.
Will Hold Tagf
D ay Tomorrow
Work Of Starr Praised
By Nelson; Institution
Internationally Known
The Starr Commonwealth for Bys
will hold its annual tag day tomor-
row. This institution, which is inter-
nationally acclaimed, has been the
model for similar rehabilitation proj-
ects for boys not only in this coun-
try but in England as well.
According to Prof. J. Raleigh Nel-
son, head of the department of Eng-
lish in the engineering college, and
chairman of a committee of local
men sponsoring the interests of the
Commonwealth, Mr. Starr is recog-
nized as one of the greatest authori-
ties on boy problems in this genera-
The tag day will for considerations
of economy be conducted by local
people interested in assisting with
the social projects. Some ten or
twelve organizations, including some
of the sociology classes and student

fellowship groups, will be organized
to provide an opportunity for anyone
wishing to contribute to the fund to
do so at 30 or more corners in the
There is no other place in the
State, according to the local com-
mittee,to which a juvenile court judge
can commit a boy under 12 years of
age except to the Commonwealth.
Therefore the committee claims that
this work is of unparalleled import-
ance. Several of the alumni of the
Commonwealth are at present en-
rolled in the University and six local
boys are members of the Common-
wealth at the present time.
The local committee sponsoring
Mr. Starr's work includes besides
Professor Nelson as chairman, Prof.

Britain Silent
Debt Date


LONDON, June 1.-01)-Although
Neville Chamberlain, chancellor of
the exchequer, declined again today
to give the British House of Com-
mons any inkling of the govern-
ment's policy upon the American
war debts, it was learned authorita-
tively that cabinet ministers expect
a debt pronouncement from Presi-
dent Roosevelt before the next pay-
ment is due June 15.
This hopeful view is held by cer-
tain members despite the character
of news reports from Washington,
indicating there is little basis for it.
Mr. Chamberlain's reticence has
strengthened parliamentary opinion
that he and his colleagues of the
cabinet are still expecting some
move for solution of the question
from the American capital before
the World Economic Conference
opens June 12.
1934 'Ensian
Are Announced

Calls League Yea r Successful
As Business, Social Enterprise

Jane Cowl Revealed As Woman
Of Many And Varied Talents

Joan Barnette Named
Be Women's Editor;
Editor Is Raeuber


Jane Cowl, in addition to having
earned the reputation of "first lady
of the theatre" is a playwright of no
mean talents, a fact that is not
generally known since most of her
plays have been billed under a pseu-
donym. She is the author, for in-
stance, of "Smilin' Through," "Lilac
Time," and "Jealous Moon," a play
which ran for a year in New York
with Miss Cowl as the star.
In all she is the author of five
plays and is at the present working
on another, but in an interview last
night she declined to comment on it.
"I am a little superstitious about

having the Jester come out between
scenes and turn the leaves of the
book, it is unnecessary to bring down
the curtain except at the ends of
the acts."
Another of Miss Cowl's activities
which has been occupying much of
her time during the past year is the
Stage Fund-a charity organization
for talented actors who are at the
present time without work. "More
than nine-tenths of the actors in
New York are now unemployed,"
Miss Cowl said, "and have been for
three years. This organization pro-
vides clothes, rent and pays doctor's

Appointments to the editorial staff
of the 1934 Michiganensian were an-
nounced yesterday by Wallace Gra-
ham, '34, managing editor.
Joan Barnette, '34, of Niagara
Falls, N. Y., is to be women's editor.
Miss Barnette is a member of Wy-
vern, junior women's honor society,
and she also served on the commit-
tees for the Junior Girls Play and the
Sophomore Cabaret. She is a member
of Alpha Omega Pi sorority.
Helmus Raeuber, of Wauwatosa,
Wis., special student in the architec-
ture school, is to be art editor for
the coming year.
Women's junior editors appointed

There will be no major changes
next year in the system under which
women may work in the League, ac-
cording to Miss Alta B. Atkinson,
business manager of the League. The
plan has worked out to the satis-
faction of both the League and the
women who are working there, she
"The only change will be that I
will not allow women to work for
both board and room," Miss Atkin-
son said. "They are physically in-
capable of doing that and at the
same time carrying a full academic
"With the end of the year ap-
proaching, it is apparent that the
new plans carried out by the League
have been successful," according to

"The increase in the number of ap-
plications for next year would seem
to denote complete satisfaction on
the part of the women themselves,"
she said.
This plan, under which women
have replaced all but a few of the
men employees in the League, is not
the only change that the League has
undergone this year. Financially, it
has done remarkably well for the
times, Miss Atkinson said.
The Student Art Exchange, where
graduate students may bring their
work, has itself brought in over $350,
according to Dorothy White, who is
in charge of the shop. The dress de-
signing department, started under
the auspices of the exchange, now
has three assistants working under
Frances Young, who is the head of

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