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XOL XLIII No. 41

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 1932

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Kohier Slap sNo Legal Beer By Christmas,'
At U- -Abbott Says; 'But In March--

HodingFirms
In Union Talk
Editor Traces Growth O
Concerns; -Attributes
It To Post-War Politics
And Capitalistic Texts
'Glib Politician' His
Term For Hoover
Cites Samuel Insull And
His Corporation As An
Example; Hits Secrecy
Of Their Operations
Slashing out at public utility mag-
nates of the Insll type as "pirates
and holding companies as "monster
we are now compelled to endure,
Eric Kohler, editor of the Accounting
Review magazine and former profes-
sor of accounting at Northwestern
University, called for "full, open
frank publicity of every holding com-
pany in the country" at a banquet
in the Union concluding the eighth
annual Michigan Accounting Confer-
ence.
"I like to think of a corporation,'
said Mr. Kohler, "as emanating from
the same source and from the same
human 'needs as the church or the
state-and that means the common
man. His wants have created it;
his wrath will destroy it."
Traces Smith
Mr. Kohler then traced the remark-
able growth of public utility holding
companies during the post-war years.
He recounted how books favoring
public utility holding companies were
placed in public schools, how econo-
mists were bought to protest against
"putting the government in business"
by federal regulatiqn of such com-
panies.
"'The savings '.of, consumers," he
said, " were courtde y irgh poer
salesmen in a desperate effort to re-
capture public favor before regula-
tive legislation should become ef-
fective."
"Glib phrases were placed in the
mouths of practical politicians, as,
for example, an indignant Hoover,
who in 1925 said, there has been out-
rageous exaggeration of the problem
of probable extent of interstate
power.'"
Mr. Kohler charged that the hold-
ing companies "utterly lacked rea-
sonable standards,' and, surrounding
themselves with a "curtain of mys-
tery" engaged in innumerable dis-
honest practices in a "maniacal urge
to show profit."
After detailing the record of the
Mid-west Utilities Corporation, head-
ed by Samuel Insull, and summariz-
ing the objections to holding com-
panies in general, the speaker insist-
ed upon full publicity of holding com-
panies' books. This, he said, would
prevent many of the present prac-
tices, for a "murderer will not kill in
the glare of a spotlight."
Paton Toastmaster
Toastmaster at the banquet, for
which entertainment was supplied by
the University Glee Club, the Univer-
sity String Trio, and the Vagabonds,
was William Paton, of Ann Arbor.
The arrangement committee was
headed by F. E. Ross, also of Ann Ar-
bor.
Other speakers who addressed
groups during the day were Clare
Griffin, dean of the School of Busi-
ness Administration, who talked on
"Business Education in An Unstable
World," George Bailey, whose subject
was "Current Trends In Public Ac-
counting," and Alexander Wall, who
spoke about "The Importance of Be-

ing Accurate." The address of wel-
come was delivered at a luncheon for
the members and their guests at the
Union by President Alexander G.
Ruthven.
Sound Pictures Of Band
To Be Made In Parade
The first specially posed sound
motion pictures ever made of the
Varsity Band will be made today in
a special drill at Ferry Field and in
attempted photographs of the Armis-
tice Day parade of city and Univer-
sity military and civic units, it was
announced last night.
Present plans call for placing cam-
eras and microphones on the route
of the brief parade along two sides of
the camnns this mornine. in attemnts.

By GUY M. WHIPPLE, JR. E
Horatio J. Abbott, Democratic na-
tional committeeman, today had de-
clared that "there won't be any legal
beer or wine in this country by
Christmas, but liquor is flowing like
water, everywhere, anyway."
"Legal beer by Christmas is news-
f paper talk," he added. "No party
could set the proper legislation in
motion in that short length of time.
S There will, however, be a modifica-
tion of the Volstead act immediately
after the Democratic party assumes
power March 4. Modification will
raise the legal alcoholic content of
wine and beer, and Michigan is ready
for that. The state repeal amend-
ment paved the way."
Investigation Underway
Mr. Abbott said that a movement
for investigation of Frank Fitzger-
ald's amazing plurality in the race for
the secretary of state post was now
in progress, under the direction of
Patrick O'Brien, newly-elected at-
torney-general, and Michael J. Hart,
of Saginaw, Michigan's only Demo-
crat in the old House. Fitzgerald,
, a Republican, ran 3,000 ahead of
Burnette J. Abbott, Democrat, of
Saginaw, while Gov. Wilber Brucker,
Republican incumbent, was losing by
close to 200,000 votes.
He charged that Washtenaw's Re-
publican majority was due largely
Reeves Speech
Is To Feature
Program Today
A r m i s t i c e Day Services
Will Begin At 10:30 In
Hill Auditoriumz
Prof. Jesse S. Reeves, head of the1
political science department, will de-
liver the principal address at theJ
Armistice Day ceremonies to be held1
in Hill Auditorium this morning. He
has announced that his topic will be,
"Fourteen YeaSrs After."
T. Te service will begin at pprox-
mately 10:30, as soon as the parade,
from the other side of the campus,
beginning at 10 o'clock, reaches the
Auditorium. The parade will be made 1
Because of the Armistice Day cere-
monies there will be no classes in the
University between 10 a. m. and
noon today. Librairies, museums, and
clinics will remain. open.1
up of members of the University
R. O. T. C., the Varsity-R. O. T. C.a
band and various Ann Arbor patriotic9
and ex-service organizations, led by
Company K of the Michigan Nationalt
Guard.
The ceremonies are being spon-
sored by the Army and Navy Club
of Ann Arbor, the members of whichc
will sit on the stage during the cere-
monies, after first reviewing the pa-0
rade from the steps in front of theo
Auditorium in conjunction with Pres-I
ident Alexander G. Ruthven and 1
Mayor H. Wirt Newkirkof Ann Ar-
bor.
'Denies Rumori
Comedy Club3
Play To Close
l_
P r e s i d e n t Characterizese
'Meet The Wife' As Not f
A SalaciousStory e'
Rumors that "Meet the Wife,"l
Comedy Club's first production of the3
year which opened last night in the
Lydia Mendelssohn theatre, may be n
suppressed by the authorities werej

indignantly denied last night bya
Mary Pray, '34, president of the club.0
"Meet the Wife" has no situations L
comparable to those in some of the
productions of the Dramatic Festival
last spring," she said. "It is impos- i
sible that anyone should take excep- V
tion to the comparatively innocuous d
plot of this play."
Ann Vernor, '35L, business manager d
of the club characterized rumors as J
"utterly ridiculous and unfounded in
the light of Comedy Club's reputation P
for cleanliness in the past. How such n
a rumor could have started is impos- 1
sible to understand," she maintained. C
The theatre was approximately
three-fourths full for the first per- o
formance last night, which was hailed e
as quite a victory by the business J
staff in nvernming the cnmnetitinn r

"to the high number of transients in
the sixth and seventh wards of Ann
Arbor." A large percentage of these
residents are members of the Michi
gan faculty, Mr. Abbott said, and
were not interested in local elections
further than to journey to the poll
and vote a straight Republican
ticket. These votes, he said, "stole'
the electoral power from persons in
the rural precincts who were really
interested in the local candidates
Ypsilanti was also included in the
"joker" precincts which made Wash-
tenaw the white elephant of Michi-
gan counties.
"President Hoover was in a frenzy
during the latter weeks of the cam-
paign," Mr. Abbott asserted. "He
really reached his height in his ac-
ceptance speech, and was still ra-
tional in Des Moines. From then on
he became progressively worse, forced
as he was to take the stump after the
western invasion of Franklin D.
Roosevelt. This action on the part of
the President was a result of the in-
competence of the cabinet campaign-
ers, who failed to draw appreciable
crowds."
Predicts Economizing
Comstock will lop the state payroll
from one-quarter to one-half under
his accession, Mr. Abbott averred.
Under his regime present useless of-
fices are to meet oblivion.
Abbott said that, in his opinion, Al
Smith could have any position in the
new cabinet that he desired. He in-
dicated that Smith might be the next
secretary of the treasury. He believed
that Newton D. Baker would prefer
to stay in retirement, and referred to
Secretary Stimson as the only mem-
ber of the Hoover cabinet qualified
to hold his post. He noted that three
of the "unqualified" were graduates
of the University of Michigan.
Abbott said that the signs of eco-
nomic recovery were unmistakeable,
although rehabilitation would be
gradual.
Fenske Elected
To HeadSenior
Education Class
Freshman Medics, Junior,
Freshman Engineers,
Business Seniors Vote
Frederick C. Fenske was elected
president of the senior education
class at the election held yesterday
afternoon. Junior and freshmen en-
gineers and freshmen in the Medical
School also held their elections yes-
terday and Wednesday.
Jean Berridge was chosen as vice-
president of education class while
Jean Bentley was given the position
of secretary. Wallace Kuijala was
chosen treasurer. Senior education'
class committees will be announced
soon, Fenske said, and all members
of the class are urged to watch The
Daily for announcements of class ac-
tivities.
Dalsimer Chosen .
In the junior engineering elections,
Phillip T. Dalsimer, was elected pres-
ident over Virgil C. Williams by a
vote of 102 to 21. Other candidates
and their counts were for vice-presi-
dent, Hack E. Salmon, 88, Garrison,
32; for secretary, Royal Peake, 74,
William E. Lemen, 48; for treasurer,
Kenneth 0. Campbell, 92, and Wil-
iam S. McDowell, Jr., 20.
Steinar Vaksdal was elected to the
engineering honor committee. The
first three of the following were elect-
ed to the Engineering Council, Clar-
ence F. Blanding, 102, Charles M.
Nisen, 94, and Miss Clinton, 52, Wil-
iam Morhoff, 37, Erwin G. Somogyi,
33 and Frederick W. Chapman, 15.
Those elected to the J-Hop com-
mittee from this class were David

J. Burnett, 109, Albert E. Little, 100,
and John S. Smart, 75. The defeated
candidates were Cass, 30, Chapin M.
Lowell, 27, and Harvey Nicholson, 19.
Name Chapman
Marvin Chapman was elected pres-
dent of the freshman engineers
Wednesday afternoon by 127 votes,
defeating James Eyne who had 57.
Robert Fox was chosen vice-presi-
dent of the class by 104 votes with
Jack Bishop, 83, trailing.
The class secretary is to be Harold
Mertz who got 92 against Meigs Bart-
mess' 73. Howard Waldbridge with
112 won out for treasurer over
Charles Strick and George Graves.
John Mason was elecited president
of the freshman medical class in the
election held yesterday afternoon.
John Eichorn was chosen vice-presi-
dent a~ndJ .Thn Wnd was nicked fnr

Pr ess C lub Norman Thomas Fails
To Poll Lare Vote
H earsT alk occording to Associated Press
reports at press time last night
n LNorman Thomas had polled 19,876
nu Ve l Votes in Michigan, with 1,698 pre-
e B y 1/lae11 cincts out of 3,417 in, and had
- piled up a national total of 453,-
. 764 votes with 54,689 precincts out
s President Stresses Need of 119,714 in.
sFor Proper Orientation
Of Incoming Students Roosevelt Says
n*
. Dr. Fisher Also On Cabinet Is Not
Speaking Program Chosen As Yet
Relates Tales Of The Men Denies Rumors That Any
That He Has Met During Selections Are Or Will
His Residence Abroad Be Made Now
A varied program, consisting of
1talks by President Ruthven and Dr ALBANY, N. Y., Nov. 10.--01) -
Frtlk b. rser Franklin D. Roosevelt, the newl
Frederick B. Fisher, pastor of the elected President, sought tonight tc
First Methodist Church, at the eve- quell for at least two months all spec-
ning banquet, and discussions of the ulation over cabinet and other pros-
economic situation at the afternoon pective federal appointments.
session yesterday marked the first In a plainly worded, five-sentenced
day's activity of the University Press statement which the President-elect
Club of Michigan, meeting in Ann said came as an answer to "wholly
Arbor this week for its fourteenth unauthorized rumors," he asserted
annual convention, that no decision had been reached
Lists Student Needs regarding any appointments and that
Taking as his subject "Three none would be reached "for at least
Thoughts on Education," President two months."
Ruthven stressed the need of proper The statement came at the end of
orientation for each student, prog- a day which he devoted principally
ressive trainingandthorgh to state business, but nevertheless
cooperation between instituggoing outside matters raised by his selec-
Asserting that duplication of ef- Lion as the next President crowded
fort has come out of the old system in upon him.
of u n i t responsibility, President Mr. Roosevelt i,1,a press conference
Ruthven said that the next step in a little earlier in the day had de-
educational progress must be coord- clined to comment on a variety of
ination of the schools. A unification reports, ranging from one that he
of education to embrace all of the might stop in Washington on his way
most important institutions in a to Warm Springs 10 days from now
world wide program is the problem to confer with President Hoover to
which our educators must now face, others that he intended to make a
he said. trip to England between Jan. 1 and
Dr. Fisher gave the final address Mar. 4. He said that his plans be-
at the president's dinner on "Dy tween those two dates had not been
namic Personalities I Have Met." formuated and friends of the gov-
Spicing his remarks with bits of per- e" added that he did not contem-
sonal reminiscence, he interpereted plate leaving the country.
in interesting fashion the characters
of Frederikard Kip-IPost Mortem s In
lnanid MahjtmQGland..
Editorial Policies Urged Order As Election
Opening the first session yesterday .
afternoon, Schuyler L. Marshall, Excitement Passes
president of the club and publisher
of the Clinton pCounty Republican- The election is over.
News, St. Johns, pointed to the need Two of the busiest centers of ac-
editori re-establishment of newspaper tivity during the campaign, the head-
editorial policies, aisings the re- quarters of the two parties, have
uit of Truesday's elections, closed shop. Where the Democrats
.The economic situation was dis- held sway campaign posters have
cussed in the afternoon session by been torn down and the janitors have
Clare E. Griffin, dean of the School made as clean a sweep of the place
of Business Administration and Prof. as the Democrats did of the coun-
I. L. Sharfman, of the department try. Tuomy and Tuomy, dealers in
of economics. real estate, have again taken over the
Three of the principal outside building they vacated to the Repub-
speakers will be heard tomorrow. licans during the campaign.
Paul Y. Anderson, who will speak in Republican leaders have been con-
the morning, won the Pulitzer prize soling themselves with the fact that
for reporting in 1928. Carl Magee, they captured all the county offices
editor of the Oklahoma News, will but one. Del Pfrommer, publicity di-
speak at the afternoon session at rector of the University Republican
2:30 p. in., and Waldemar Kaempf- club made his first public appearance
fert, science editor of the New York on Wednesday morning in a State
Times, will address the banquet in St. restaurant. He remarked that the
the evening. whole thing was "cruel." He and
other Republicans were the targets
Michigan Graduate Is for countless taunts.
All the ballots cast in the city dur-
Elected To Mason Post ing the election are now sealed and
locked in the ballot baxes placed in
Jack Eliasohn, '32L, was elected a basement room of the city hall
prosecuting attorney in Mason Coun- where they will be kept until 20 days
ty Tuesday and is believed to be one before the next election or until some
of the youngest prosecuting attorneys disappointed candidate demands a
in the country, recount.
Eliasohn's fraternity brothers at
the Tau Delta Phi house told The RUSSIAN CLUB TO MEET
Daily that he had been president of A business meeting of the Russian
that house for two years and had I Student Club for 8 p. m. tonight in

almost a 'B' record during his term the Michigan Union has been called
in the Law School. by V. G. Prianishnikow, president.
Yeats Describes Irish Literary
Rebirth; Upholds Stage Realism
By JOHN W. PRITCHARD others, the names of Lady Gregory,
The picture of the rebirth of Irish John Synge, Lennox. Robinson,
literature in the late nineteenth and Pierce, and Sean O'Casey.
early twentieth centuries was color-
fully painted last night by William William Butler Yeats emphatically
Butler Yeats, Irish dramatic poet, denied, in an interview last night,
'Athat he was hostile to the realistic
who spoke at Hill Auditorium as the tendency in the Irish drama of to-
second lecturer in the Oratorical day. "On the contrary," he said, "I
series. have always sought to further the
Beginning with an outline of the movement, although my own ability
history of Irish literature since the does not follow that line of creative
sixteenth century, he traced the steps work."
leading up to the dramatic renais- The very existence of the new
sance about 1890, when he, Lady Irish Academy of Letters plays an
Gregory, and John Synge organized important part in furthering the
the Trish Theatre. Thev hegan with --at ~e of-ho am.. e

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