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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 1932

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Tax Lirnitatioi
Proposal W il
Pass; Turmoi
May Be Resul
State's Greatest Shakeu
In History Is Predicted
Outstate Counties Ar
Able To Out-Vote Wayn
State Tax Income
Slashed One-Hal
Voorhies Opposes Bill
Claims It Will Provok
Conflict Among County
School, Municipal Head
DETROIT, Nov. 11.--(P)-It be
came practically a certainty tonigh
that the $15 per $1,000 tax limitatio
amendment to the Michigan consti
tution was approved by Michiga
voters Tuesday and as a result th
newly elected Democratic state ad
ministration and legislature face
the probable necessity for the great
est shakeup of tax laws in the state'
history.
Last night there was an advers
majority of 50,000 votes against th
limitation amendment, but belate
returns received today cut that mud
already to less than 1,000 and almos
each new return received favored th
amendment.
With 2,998 of the 3,417 precncts
heard from, the status was: yes,n573,
885; no, 574,897.
Late Rival Returns
The upset was due to the dispro-
portionate number of Wayne county'
precincts in the early returns. Wayne
county gave a strong adverse major-
ity but outstate counties for the
most part favored the amendment.
The amendment, if approved, wil
reduce governmental revenue by more
than one-half. It provides that 4h
total amount of property taxes for all
purposes in any one year shall not
exceed one and one-half per cent of
the assessed valuation, except taxes
levied to meet fixed charges on debts
already incurred or when permitted
by city charters.
There is a provision for increasing
the limit to not more than five per
cent for not to exceed five years by
a two-thirds vote, for such an au-
thorization is almost impossible of
attainment under present conditions.
Opposed by Both Parties
The amendment was opposed by
both Democratic and Republican can-
didates in the campaign. Attorney
General Paul W. Voorhies said it is
almost certain to provoke conflict
among state, county, municipal,
township and school district govern-
ments as to the equitable division of
the limited revenue. He predicted
complications affecting the primary
school fund, resort by various gov-
ernments to specific revenues or
movements for drastic increases in
assessed valuations.
In the present year, levies of all
governments within the state average
$32.25 per $1,000.
In every poling place Tuesday
night election officials gave only sec-
ondary consideration to the constitu-
tional amendments, except that re-
pealing constitutional prohibition.
Many did not report the vote on the
other amendments.

As the vote stood tonight, the miss-
ing precincts were mostly in counties
which had indicated favorable ma-
jorities on the tax limitation amend-
ment.
Walkout Staged
B Crowd As
HurleySpeaks
WASHINGTON Nov. 11,-(/M)-Repre-
senting the Administration at Wash-
ington's Armistice Day ceremony,
Secretary of War Patrick J. Hurley
stood up at the Tomb of the Un-
known Soldier in Arlington Cemetery
today. As he began to speak nearly
100 members of the audience left
their seats and walked to the exits.
The Secretary, who was delivering
the principal address at the dedica-
tion of the tomb, looked out over the
retreating audiene. hut continuel

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Heat On Cube At Antmosphere's
Edge May Be Key To Weather

Newspapers' Anti-Volstead Sta And Ci
Senate Bias Forces Hoep Here Today,
Is Denounced To Win Soon

By F. B. COLTON
'1 Associated Press Science Writer)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11-Measur-
ing how much of the sun's heat falls
t on a peanut-sized black cube at the
edge of the earth's atmosphere is the
strange task of scientists at a new
observatory on what may be the Bi-
p blical Mount Sinai.
- Through the measurements they
will seek new knowledge of weather
e changes that may enable them to
e predict periods of drought and plen-
etiful rain, of "lean years" and "fat
years" such as the Bible says Joseph
did in ancient Egypt. The observatory
will be maintained by the Smithson-
£ ian Institution.
'Cube' Purely Imaginary
Actually, of course, there is no
. black cube out at the edge of the
' earth's atmosphere, but by allowing
e for the amount of sun heat that is
shut off by the atmosphere scientists
can measure from the earth how
s much light would fall on the cube if
it actually were in its theoretical po-
sition. The imaginary cube is one
t cubic centimeter, or two-fifths of an
inch, in size. It serves as a unit for
n the measurements of the sun's heat.
Variations in the heat falling on
n the mythical cube reveal changes in
e the amount of heat that the sunf
- War And Peace
C Ontrasted By
e
d Jesse Reeves
d
h
t * *
SS p e a ks To Participating
Military Organizations,
s Students And Residents
Speaking before several students,
residents of Ann Arbor, and membersf
of participating military organiza-f
s tions, Prof. Jesse S. Reeves, chairmane
e of the political science department,S
contrasted the unity which the Unit-t
,ed States and the countries of thet
world showed during war times witht
I the great divergence of policies now.-
His speech was the feature of the an-
nual AMmistice ..Day& ceremony. held
in Hill Auditorium yesterday morn-l
ing.
"I suffered no hardships in the warn
days," he said, "but stayed on this
side of the Atlantic as many others'
did. However, regardless of the loca-
tion of our work, we formed a unit
working for a common cause." Pro-A
fessor Reeves made the differentia-
tion that, whereas in those days
everyone had some work to do, it e
was all done in a sense of co-opera-
tion and the unification of our forces.-
As soon as the war was over, though,
the situation changed radically, for I
political and social divisions arrested
the common purposes of mankind.
The education of the war period t
which taught us that victory was the w
only thing to be sought after and sl
that the opposing side was all wrong
was decried by Professor Reeves. He e
said that its great fault was the fact c
that the same policy was carried overu
1
into peace times. "This resulted in i
one of the greatest errors a democ-
racy can cherish in peace time, 8
namely, that the advance of one's H
own country is the only thing worth P
while," he continued. h
"We have seen since the war a re- P
surgence of narrow nationalism the
like of which has never been equall-
ed," he said. "This is harmful" he
declared, "as it clogs the machines of
international government which are
important in that they may avoid
future wars. The United States was
accused of being instrumental in fur-
thering the national rivalries that
have appeared since the war."
'Meet The Wife' Won't
Be Closed By Censors

Rumors that Comcdy Club's pres-
entation of "Meet the Wife" would be e
closed by University authorities were t
put to an end last night when the o
curtain went up for the second time. o
Playing before a capacity crowd for p
the second consecutive performance, li
the show is headed for one of the
greatest successes in recent years, ac- c
cording to officers of the club. s
Reports that the show would be c.
closed arose from the similarity in 4
titles with one given last.year which A
brought forth considerable criticism sl
from the campus. It was definitely o
learned last night from reliable
sources, however, that the show
would continue. a
si;
Triangles Give Engine D
ArAel li. Annn1 Ra.b a

sends to the earth. These changes are
the main cause of long-range weather
changes on earth, in the belief of Dr.
Charles G. Abbott, secretary of the
Smithsonian Institution. He already
has found some evidence that
'cycles' in weather correspond to
changes in the sun's heat reaching
the earth.
Station in Bible Country
The new station is to be located
on what is believed the highest and
driest accessible spot in the old
world. This is Mt. St. Katherine in
the Sinai desert, east of the Gulf of
Suez and north of the Red Sea, the
region where the Bible says the
Children of Israel wandered after
leaving Egypt.
Mt. St. Katherine is some 8,500
feet high and is about 12 miles from
Mt. Sinai, on which it is said Moses
received the ten commandments. The
Bible story is vague, however, as to
geographical location, and there is
strong tradition that Mt. St. Kather-
ine is the real Mt. Sinai.
A high, dry mountain is needed
for the observatory so that there will
be as little moisture and dust as pos-
sible in the atmosphere to complicate
measurements of the sun's heat fall-
ing on the black cube.
Rum Law Will
Not Be Upheld
In Washtenaw
Judge Sample Says He
Won't Bring Violators
To Court After Dec. 8
Due to the 4 to 1 victory of the
first amendment, relating to state
prohibition repeal in the recent
election, Judge George W. Sample'
said yesterday that he would refuse
to try liquor cases after Dec. 8. After'
that date the police department and
the county sheriff's office will not
hold anyone on the charge of sale
or possession of. liquor..I
Judge ampl'e explained that it was
his opinion that all state laws !
will be automatically repealed a'
month after the repeal vote was re-
corded. The only law remaining
which governs the sale, making, and
possession of intoxicating liquor in
Michigan is the national Eighteenth
Amendment and the Volstead act.,
However, United States federal of-
ficials are the only persons who can1
enforce the law. Those cases can I
only be tried before United States
district courts, which are located at
Detroit, Grand Rapids, Sault Ste.
Marie, and Bay City.
Judge Sample further explainedt
hat he felt that the state of affairsl
would continue until the legislaturec
hould pass an act governing thee
ontrol of liquor in the state. How-
ver, such an act will be termed un-
onstitutional by the Supreme Courts
until steps are taken to make changes e
n the national law.r
All cases brought up before ,Dec.
will be tried, Judge Sample said.
He also stated that the number ofe
rohibition cases brought up beforet
rim have been declining during the
ast two years.
Abbott's Loss c
May Result In t
t
Vote Recount ,
So Definite Action Will
Be Taken On Fitzgerald t
Plurality F o r Present c

DETROIT, Nov. 11.-(P)-Post-
lection interest in Michigan today t
urned to the contest for secretary u
f state in which Frank D. Fitzgerald o
n the basis of unofficial returns ap-
eared to have been the only Repub- C
can returned to state office.
With 32 precincts remaining un-
ounted in scattered counties of the E
Mate, Fitzgerald on the basis of a re-v
heck today maintained a lead of 3,- u
40 over his Democratic rival, B. J. t
kbbott, of Saginaw. The recheck'
Lowed the total for 3,285 precincts
ut of 3,417 to be:
Fitzgerald, 750,085; Abbott 746,645.
Discussion in Democratic ranks of
Spossible recount demand brought a
satement today from Alfred Dedo,p
?emocratic state chairman, that no
ction would be taken until the offi- t

Paul Anderson Alleges
American Press U s e s
Influence Destructively
N. Y. Times Science
Editor Also Speaks
Scientific News Is Not
Fully Developed As Yet,
He Warns Press Club
Paul Y. Anderson, Washington
correspondent to the St. Louis Post-
Dispatch, read the riot act to Amer-
ican newspaperdom yesterday morn-
ing when he told assembled editors
of the University Press Club that "for
10 years an influential section of the
American press has taught the pub-
lic to ridicule" the Senate for its
work as "the chief defense of the
public against the interests which
seek to pillage and expoit it."
The banquet last night was ad-
dressed by Waldemar Kaempfert,
science editor of the New York Times,
who spoke on "Science and the News-
paper." He declared that more con-
sideration of science is due from the
newspapers in view of the tremen-
dous importance which it is assuming
in the present-day world.
Scientist Not Wizard
"The newspaperman sees in science
only the wonder element and passes
over the substantial contributions
which it makes to world progress,"
Mr. Kaempffert declared. "The scien-
tist is not a wizard and does not like
to be considered as such. The pres-
ent relation of science and the news-
paper leaves much to be desired but
steps are now being taken leading to
a more sympathetic attitude and a
recognition of the news value of
science."
As illustration of the inadequate
science facilities of newspapers,
Kaempffert cited the fact that it
took the awspapers ten years to dis-
cover Einstein and thirteen years to
discover radio-activity. He urged
journalism students of the University
to take advantage of the opportuni-
ties offered in such an institution for
correlation of newspaper work with
science.
Edgar A. Guest was present at the
banquet and contributed to the pro-
gram with readings from his poetry.
Fielding H. Yost, director of intercol-
legiate athletics at the University
gave a chalk talk on "First Downs
and Touchdowns."
Theatre Party
After the banquet, the editors and
their wives were guests at a theatre
party and reception held at the Lab-
oratory Theatre. A political comedy F
entitled "The Mayor's Husband,"
written especially for the occasion,
was presented by Play Production
students under the direction of Val-
entine B. Windt. The guests were
received by President and Mrs. Alex-
ander G. Ruthven.
Declaring that the fate of the gov-
ernment depends on the attitude of
the press, Mr. Anderson in his morn-
ng address asserted that the re-
orter, "the man who .knows most
uboutthe facts," frequently takes his
cue from the publisher, "who knows
east about them."
With reference to Congress, he
aid, "The House never quite loses
he atmosphere of a penal institu-
ion," and, "Nowadays it is fashion-
ble to say that the Senate is no
longer the body which produced
Webster, Clay, and Calhoun. The
next time you hear that comparison
nade, I suggest that you ask the au-
hor of it to name three men who
ere colleagues of Webster, Clay, and
alhoun."c
Cites Propaganda
He told the meeting that "from i
he press gallery I have looked down I
pon a Senate which contained at X
ne time the elder LaFollette, John
harp Williams, James A. Reed, I

Ieorge W. Norris, Henry Cabot I
Lodge, Oscar Underwood, Boise
Penrose, Hiram Johnson, William E. t
Borah, and James Couzens-a galaxy I
which I will match against any equal
.umber chosen from the days when I
he Senate. was known as a rich 1
man's club. t
Bringing his case against editorial C
policy on Washington affairs to a
ead, Mr. Anderson said: 1
"I have dwelt so long and so em-
hatically upon the attitude of the
ress toward Congress and toward e
[he executive only because we are in
,he midst of the most vicious and t

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