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Editorials
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VOL. XLII No. 28

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 1932

PRICE FIVE C

Coast Favors'
Michigan For
Annual Rose
Bowl Classic
Western Big Ten Alumni
Start Move For Choice
Of Wolverines To Repre-
senu East On Jan. 1

Speaks Here

Gov. Brucker
Defends State
Tax Policies
Cites Four Major Points
To Defend Record; Raps
Stand of Detroit Times,

Faculty Members To
Tell Political Views
As a preface to the Daily-Union
straw vote to be conducted next
Tuesday and Wednesday three
prominent faculty members have
consented to be interviewed on
their respective political persua-
sions.
Prof. Harold J. McFarlan, of the
engineering college, will tell "Why
I Am Going to Vote for Norman
Thomas;" Prof. James K. Pollock,
of the political science depart-
ment, "Why I Am Going to Vote
for Herbert Hoover;" and Prof. O.
J. Campbell, head of the English
department, "Why I Am Going to
Vote for Franklin D. Roosevelt."
The interviews will appear in
The Daily, in the above order, Fri-
day, Saturday, and Sunday of this
week.

Athletic Authorities'
Stand Is Uncertain
Ohio State Last Big Ten
Team To Participate
In Los Angeles Contest;
Conference Bars Game
Negotiations to match Michigan
with the leading West Coast football
team in the annual Rose Bowl game
on New Year's day are already under
way among the Los Angeles alumni
of Big Ten schools, it was learned
here last night.
In a special communication to The
Daily, Robert P. Dockeray, vice pres-
ident of the Los Angeles Michigan
Club, declared that there is a strong
sentiment in the West favoring
Michigan as the representative of
the East in the traditional post-sea-
son battle. The possibility of obtain-
ing permission from the Big Ten
board of directors will be sounded at
the next opportunity, Dockeray in-
dicated.'
Rated High
The Wolverine eleven, with what is
considered one of the most difficult
schedules of the season, has already
won four games, three from out-
standing teams, and is looked upon
in the West, as well as in this sec-
tion, as ne of two or three foremost
contestaits for national honors.
The Big Ten alumni on the Pacific
Coast, Dockeray asserted in his let-
ter, are demanding that a Confer-
ence eleven be chosen this year to
make the trip to Pasadena following
the close of the season. Largely for
the purpose of pushing this drive
they have formed a Big Ten Club at
Los Angeles, he said.
The last Conference school to play
in a Rose Bowl contest was Ohio
State, whose team was defeated by
California, 28 to 0, in a post-season
game in 1920.
Rules Relaxed
Although Big Ten. rules forbid the
scheduling of such games, the regu-
lations have been relaxed recently to'
permit charity contests following the
close of the regular season. Last year,
every Conference team appeared in
a benefit game.
Dockeray indicated he was confi-
dent that an exception would be
made to thetruling to allow Michigan
to appear at the Rose Bowl on New
Year's day. He implied that a re-
quest would be placed before the
Conference directors at their next
meeting in order to clear the way for
an invitation. ,
In view of the impressive showing
already made by the Wolverine team,
Michigan "should be in line for a
Rose Bowl invitation," Dockeray de-
clared in his letter to the Daily. The
team is being pushed by western
sports writers as the logical candi-
date for the honor, he said.
Exception Possible
There is some question as to what
stand Michigan athletic authorities
will take on the proposal. Although
it is believed that ordinarily they
would' frown on the Rose Bowl
match, an exception might be made
if permission of the Conference
board could be obtained. Prof. Ralph
W. Aigler, chairman of the Board in
Control of Athletics, and Prof. Field-
ing H. Yost, director of athletics,
could not be reached last night for
comments.,
MajornJohn L. Griffith, commis-
sioner of Big Ten athletics, was en-
route to Lincoln Neb., last night,
but his associates in Chicago said he
had always opposed allowing Con-
ference schools to play in the Rose
Bowl game and had given no indica-
tion that he might withdraw his ob-
jections.
NEW TRYOUTS FOR 'ENSIAN '

Although there are no vacancies
on the women's business staff of
the 1933 Michiganensian, there are
still a number of positions open to
eligible second semester freshmen
and sophomores, according to

GOV. WILBER M. BRUCKER
Radicals Await
Police Decision
On Book Stand
Socialists May Seek To
Ally Themselves With
Labor Defense Group
Awaiting the decision of the Police
Board in regard to their radical lit-
erature stand, the Michigan Socialist
Club last night formulated plans to
secure the re-opening of it at some
other site, should the Police Board
decide against them, a member of the
committee told The Daily last night.
In the event of a decision against
them, the Socialist club will consider
three ways whereby they may sell
their radical literature. One is by
renting a store. Another is to obtain
permission from some Arcade store
owner to open the stand in the Ar-
cade, which lies outside the city or-
dinance regarding them. The third
is a possible site at the corner of
Jefferson and State, opposite Morris
Hall, the member said.
It is probable that the Socialists
will no longer, seek the aid of the
American Civil Liberties Union but
will ally themselves with the Inter-
national Labor Defense, if they
should decide to start lawsuit against
the Police, for closing the stand
without serving a writ against them,
and for Chief of Police Thomas
O'Brien's violation of agreement al-
legedly given several days before the
stand opened last Thursday, the
member said.
Charles Sink To
Address Michigan
Republican Group
Charles A. Sink, former senator
and president of the University Mus-
ic School, will speak on the "Young
Person's Place in Polititcs" before
a meeting of the University of Michi-
gan Republican club at 8:00 p. m.
this evening at the Union. Men and
women students have been invited to
attend.
Plans for a campus drive during
the last week of the campaign will
be made. In addition several prom-
inent members of the club who have
been active in the present campaign
will talk.
Leaders of the club stated that a
student rally later in the week will
be included in the drive. Martin J.
Mol, president of the club and active
in state politics will preside.
Brackett Speaks Before
Sigma Rho Tau Meeting
Prof. R. D. Brackett, of the engi-
neering college, declared that facts in
newspapers were often unreliable, in
a speech on "Methods Used in Fact*
Finding" before a meeting of SigmaI
Rho Tau, engineering speech society,
last night at the Union.
Prof. J. S. Worley, also of the en-
gineering school, was scheduled to
address the meeting but was unable
to attend.
The various debating groups en-
gaged in practice debates on such
subjects as prohibition, the honor
system, and other subjects of present
day interest.
University Glider Club
To Give Demonstration
The University Glider Club will
give an exhibition of glider towing
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Unfair Tactics Of
Foe Are Assailed
Politics In Detroit Come
Under Speaker's Scorn;
Dem Nominees Belittled
A sweeping indictment of William
A. Comstock's 'unprincipled promis-
es,' combined with a driving attack
on William Randolph Hearst was
presented to a capacity dry-rally
crowd in Masonic Temple last night
by Gov. Wilber M. Brucker. His
speech included a four-pont defense
of his conduct in office.
Makes Charges
The following promises of Com-
stock were charged by Brucker to be
a flagrant violation of honorable
campaign tactics, and a gross mis-
representation of the truth.
1. T h a t he (Comstock) would
slash state taxes by one half.
2. That there was a state deficit
of $13,000,000.
3. That the state now has 2,000
more employees than before Brucker
entered office.
4. That state tax collecting has
been handled in an inferior way.
Gov. Brucker cited these four
points in defense of his regime.
1. That he had cut Michigan's
state property tax by 20 per cent.
2. That $10,000,000 had b e e n
"turned back" to cut the local portion
of the tax dollar.
3. That $2,000,000 in easoline taxes
have been returned in order to lower
township road taxes.
4. That his term in offitce repre:
sented the greatest era of economy
and tax reduction in the history of
Michigan.
Scores Hearst
Hearst was called "the man who
has done more to break down Ameri-
can moral fibre than any other in-
dividual in the country" The con-
temporary Detroit Times attack on
the policy of the governor was term-
ed "obvious political mudslinging,
calculated to do a maximum of harm
because of its timely quality."
"If Franklin Delano Roosevelt is
elected," Gov. Brucner declared,
"America will be the sickest nation
ever. And if anything happens to
Roosevelt, the shift fromHoover to
Garner will make matters infinitely
worse than ever.
Denounces Detroit Politics
The present political situation in
Detroit was denounced by the Gov-
ernor, who spoke sarcastically of "the
non-partisan" mayor and of G. Hall
Roosevelt, the "fourth cousin" to
Franklin D. Roosevelt, who at present
is comptroller of the city.
Detroit welfare crusades and ma-
nipulation of welfare funds were
termed "a racket."
Gov. Brucker deplored the present
lack of enlightenment on the taxa-
tion question, adding that "some were
deceived by the management of the
fiscal year." He explained that since
the fiscal year begins with the first
of July and taxes are not received
until Feb. 1, that the state govern-
ment must live "off its fat" from July
until February.
Rep. Earl C. Michener preceded
Gov. Brucker on the program, de-
fending the activities of the Recon-
struction Finance Corporation and
the present tariff.

Modern Drama
Traced To 18th
Century Plays
Nicoll Shows Trend From
The Restoration Period
To The Present Time
"The more we study the sentimen-
tal drama of the 18th century, the
more we appreciate the part it has
played as a vitality-giving foundation
for our modern drama."{
In these words Prof. Allardyce Ni-
coll of the University of London
characterized the plays of the 18th
century, lifting from them the odium
of the word "sentimental," which,
he declared at the outset of his talk
yesterday, is usually used in con-
tempt.
Professor Nicoll made a compari-
son between the court comedies of
the Restoration period, and the sen-
timental dramas which followed
them, showing how the seriousness of
the merchant classes, which then
came into control of the theater, re-
moved from it many of the features
which were restricting its freedom.
The trend from the sentimental
drama of the 18th .century to the
rodr~aof th I9th century was
next illustrated.. Professor Nicoll
quoted examples of each to show how
the influence of the sentimentalists
spread to the newer type of play.
"If we trace the development of our
drama to our own time," declared
Professor Nicoll, "we find that mod-
ern plays have their basis in the 19th
century melodramas, which in turn
were evolved from the sentimental
dramas of the 18th century.
"George Bernard Shaw, in the pre-
face to one of his works, states that
he is beginning where his predeces-
sors left off, that he is using situa-
tions, in a changed form, of course,
which have come down to him from
the sentimentalists, through the
melodramatic plays of the last cen-
tury."
Professor Nicoll will speak again at
4:15 p. m. today in Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theater. His subject will be
"Eighteenth Century Comedy, the Li-
censing Act and the Newspapers."
The lecture will be open to the public.
Prof. Hobbs To Address
Scabbard-Blade Tonight
Professor William H. Hobbs, of the
geology department, will deliver the
principal address at the smoker to be
held by F company, 4th regiment,
of National Scabbard and Blade at
the Michigan Union at 7:30 tonight.
The smoker is in connection with
the local celebration of National
Scabbard and Blade day, today,
which is being observed by other
b ra nc h es of the organization
throughout the country. The day also
commemorates the birthday of for-
mer President Roosevelt who was se-
lected by the society as the personifi-
cation of the qualities and ideals that
they seek to foster.

Hoover Sa s
Fleet May Be
Strenothened
Warns That Navy Will Be
Increased Unless Arms
Reduction Succeeds
Vast Expenditures
Involved, He Says
Statement Announced In
Observance Of Eleventh
Annual Navy Day
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26.-(P)-In
a Navy Day statement President
Hoover tonight said that if arms re-
duction efforts fail it will be neces-
sary to build the fleet to full treaty
strength.
Mr. Hoover's statement said:
"I take the occasion of Navy Day
to remind the Nation that the na-
tional defense is the first and most
solemn obligation placed uponthe
Federal Government. Our people have
ever been lovers of peace, and they
have consistently pursued a policy
designed to preserve national rights
by peaceful negotiation wherever pos-
sible, rather than by resort to arms.
"This Administration has spared
no reasonable effort to bring about
an agreement of all nations upon a
reduction of arms, upon the ratios
agreed upon at the London Naval
Conference. Our patience in these
negotiations has never for a mo-
ment jeopardized the safety of the
United States. These efforts are mak-
ing progress.
No Effort Spared
"If these efforts finally fail, we
shall be compelled, by reason of the
d i s t u r b e d conditions prevailing
throughout the world and the neces-
sity of protecting American com-
merce, to build our Navy to the full
strength provided in the London
agreement, equal to that of the most
powerful in the world.
"I need scarcely suggest the vast
expenditures that would 1e Involved
by that necessity, or the blow that It
would deal to one of the most cher-
ished aspirations of our people."
BORAH DENIES HE WILL
GIVE HOOVER SUPPORT1
BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 26.-(A1)-Sen.
Borah, independent Idaho Republi-
can, said today he had "never at any
time made any references as to how
I should vote" in the coming presi-
dential election.
"That will be determined as the is-
sues develop," he told the Associated
Press.
His statement was made in com-
menting on a dispatch (not carried
by the Associated Press) quoting him
as saying last night that he would
vote for President Hoover but would'
not stump for him.
In an address last night at Nampa,
Sen. Borah, a supporter of prohibi-
tion, interpreted Alfred E. Smith's
Newark, N. J., speech as serving no-
tice on prohibitionists that "there is
no place for you in the Democratic
party."
Before the adjournment of Con-
gress Sen. Borah said in the Senate
that he would not support President
Hoover on the prohibition plank
adopted by the Republican national
convention.
Asked About Hoover
Last week while campaigning at
Idaho Falls for the re-election of his
Republican colleague, Sen. Thomas,
Mr. Borah was asked by a member
of the audience: "How about Hoo-

"I advocate what I believe right,"
was the senator's reply. "If it fits Mr.
Hoover, I'm glad of it. If it doesn't
I'm still for it. I may be mistaken,
but I think I'm advocating Repub-
licanism."
Sen. Borah will speak Friday night
in Wilder, Saturday night in Emmett,
both within 40 miles ofgBoise, and
next week he plans to go to north
Idaho.
Deadline For Black Quill
Papers Set For Today
The deadline for acceptance of
manuscripts for consideration of
Black Quill, women's literary society,
will be 8 p. m. today, according to an
announcement of Lucille Anderson,
'34, secretary of the society. The
selection of members will be made
as soon as all the manuscripts have
been read and considered, Miss An-
derson said. She expressed a belief
that more than 15 manuscripts would

Associated Press Photo)
Dr. William D. Haggard, professor
of clinical surgery at Vanderbilt Uni-
versity, Nashville, Tenn., was named
president of the American College of
Surgeons at their St. Louis congress.
Prizes Offered
To Houses For
Bffest Designs
B n en
Fraternities Planning To
Have Gala Decorations
For Homecoming
With two silver cups, $25, and 10
passes to the Michigan in the offing
for the best decorated houses during
the homecoming week-end, frterni-
ties are making elaborate plans to be
among the winners.
Goldman Brothers are presenting
the the two silver cups to the first
and second winners, while the Su-
perior Dairy Company is offering $25
in cash to the winner of first place.
Jerry M. Hoag, manager of the Mich-
igan Theater, has offered ten tickets,
two to the hardest working freshmen
,in each of the first five houses
Judges for the contest are Ross T.
Bittingeir, instructor in decorative de-
sign, Prof. Walter W. J. Gores, of the
architectural school, and Prof. James
K. Pollock, of the political science de-
partment.
Members of the Lambda Chi Alpha
fraternity stated last night they were
making a real bid to repeat their vic-
tory of last year in the contest and
said that their decorations would be
as good, if not better, than last year's
prize winners. .
A pep meeting at 8 p. m. Friday
will start the homecoming program.
Leaders of the freshman class claim
they will be there in full force. Al-
though the first year 'men do not
anticipate any trouble, Steven Re-
mias, freshman captain, advised his
classmates at the rally Tuesday night
to wear their pots to the pep meeting.
Both classes will meet at 9 a. m.
Saturday, the freshmen at the Union
and the sophomores at Waterman
gymnasium, and march down to Fer-
ry Field, where the games will take
place.
The homecoming program will
come to a climax Saturday afternoon
when Michigan meets Princeton on
the gridiron.
Pick Cast For
Initial Play Of
Comedy Club
Leading Roles In 'Meet
The Wife' Announced
By Group's President
Frances (Billee) Johnson, '33, will
have the leading role in Comedy
Club's forthcoming productionmof
"Meet The Wife," by Lynn Starling,
it was announced yesterday by Mary
Pray, '34, president of Comedy Club.
The part of Philip will be taken by
Maxwell Pribil, '34, and Harvey will
be played by Donald Brackett, '34.
Others in the cast are Robert Hogg,
'34, Mary Pray, '34, Virginia Roberts,
'35, Cecil Rhodes, '33, and Jack B.
Nestle, '33.
"Meet The Wife," a light comedy
of manners, will be presented Nov.
10, 11 and 12 in the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre, Russell McCracken,
former Comedy Club member and di-
rector of the production, stated.

Heads Surgeons

Rush Braui
State Stree-
Winners B
HugeMajorit
Johnston, Schmieler Rt
Up High Leads; Turn-
Much Smaller Than
Last Year's Elections
Juniors Gather
Election Force
Candidates for Positio
Of J-Hop Chairmen Ai
Class Officers Will I
Nominated Tonight
The State Street party gainec
decisive victory at the election yest
day when it polled more than tw
as many votes as the Washten
party in the senior class elections.1
four State Street candidates w
elected.
Charles Rush, Phi Kappa Psi, pi
up 217 votes to defeat John Tow:
send, Sigma Phi Epsilon, who :
ceived 116 votes, for the presider
of the class.
Barbara Braun, Delta Delta Del
was elected vice-president, by a le
of 117 votes. Her opponent, Pc
Walker, Mosher-Jordan, received 1
Marjorie Johnston, Martha Co
defeated Constance Beery, Alpha (
Omega, for secretary in a vote
224 to 104.
John Schmieler, Independent, n
up the highest lead of the day whi
he defeated William B. Dibble, T
gon, by a vote of 231 to 98, for trea
urer.
Vote Small
The turn out for yesterday's ele
tion was not nearly as large as ti

able to get 23 votes more than h:
opponent, John Mason.
The State Street party had th
election well in hand yesterday an
the entire ticket went through with
out close competition for any of th
offices.
Caucuses Tonight
The Junior class parties are no
drawing up their forces for the ele
tion on Nov. 2. The State Stre
party has been successful in the la
two campaigns, but the Washtena,
party is threatening to put up a re
fight this year. Both parties w
hold caucuses tonight, the Stai
Street party meeting at 7:30 at th
Sigma Phi house, while the Washt
naw party meets at the Alpha Sigm
Phi house at 7:30.
In addition to the regular cla
offices to be elected, there will be th
J-Hop chairman and the chairme
of the various committees of tl
dance on the ticket.
Both parties have been holdir
caucuses during the week to set u
the organization for their party m
chine. Political leaders of the t,
lower classes have also begun to li
things up for their campaigns, whit
will begin sometime next week.
Campbell Praises
R ic e , Playwright
Of Adding Machin
Elmer Rice, author of "The Ad
ing Machine," is probably the mc
important playwright in the Unit
States today, Prof. O. J. Campbell
the English department declared
an interview recently.
"During the last season he had tv
hits in New York, 'The Left Bar
and 'Counsellor-at-Law'," Profess
Campbell said. "'The Adding M4
chine' is one of his earlier plays.
"This play is expressionistic,"
continued. "That is, the playwrig
enters into the mind of his characi
and sees everything through his ey
I believe this is a fine play for P1
Production to give for the pract
that it gives in all branches of di
matic art, acting, stage-setting a
design."
Representative Of Sixth
Ward Yet To Be Chose
The post of Sixth Ward represe
+n+12v nn the Washte naCon

Keeler To Supervise Teaching
Of Illiterates At State Prison

An experiment in teaching inmates
of the Michigan state prison at Jack-
son to read and write is to be super-
vised by the School of Education, at
the request of Harry Jackson, war-
den. Louis W. Keeler, assistant pro-
fessor of educational psychology,
will supervise the project.
."The difficulty in undertaking a
job like this," said Professor Keeler
in an interview yesterday, "lies in
the fact that the prisoners have
adult mindg and would resent read-

words used in the daily routine of
prison life. It is planned to enlarge
and broaden the scope of the mate-
rial as the men learn and under-
stand them.
Professor Keeler said that the
classes were made up of men between
the ages of 30 and 50, eight or nine
to a class. Two classes are held in
the old prison and one in the new.
"The plan seems to be quite satis-
factory," concluded Professor Keeler,!
"and iti s honed that the ability to

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