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Editorials
Time To Pay The Debt.
to Fraternities.

VOL. XLIII No. . ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 1932

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Debt Fight On
Extension Of
Moratorium Is
In View -today
House Democrat Expects
Refusal Of French And
British Pleas Followed
By Default Dec. 15
Situation Foreseen
As Inevitable Fact
Government Stand Given
In Moratorium Rider Is
Opposed By Foreign
Notes Lying Unanswered
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.-(IP)-A
momentous diplomatic and legislatie
battle was forecast today as Wash-
ington studied week-end develop-
ments in -the ever-thorny war debts
problem and President Hoover hur-
ried to Washington for a discussion
of the subject with his successor-elect
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Meanwhile, a distinct possibility
arose-and was put into words by
one influential House Democrat-
that America's answer to the plea of
Great Britain and France for an ex-
tension of the Hoover moratorium
and re-examination of the debt sit-
uation might be a flat "no" with this
followed by an outright default of
payments due on Dec. 15.
Possibility Foreseen
This possibility has been foreseen
for months by the administration as
a regrettable -certainty, but perhaps
inevitable. If it should come about
the situation of asdefaulting nation
would be much the same as that of
a man unable to meet a debt that has
faillen due-no money paid, but the
obligation still outstanding. -
However, Mr. Hoover and Mr.
Roosevelt will analyze the situation
within a few days and an effort may
follow to avoid a default by some al-
teration of the present arangement.
Whatever the outcome of this almost
unprecedented exchange of views be-
tween present and future government
heads, one fact was clearly appa-
rent-that a real solution. can be
reached only through the tedious and
laborious process of compromising
the sharply differing attitudes not
only of nations, and, equally impor-
tant, of the men in Congress whose
collective word, in the end, will be
final.
, Views Are Contrasting
Thus the official attitude of the
American government as expressed n
the rider which Congress attached
by an emphatic vote to the Hoover
moratorium agreement, opposing
both reduction and extension of the
debt holiday, was brought into bold
contrast with Europe's insistence
upon some measure of relief from its
obligations, attested by French and
British notes lying unanswered in a
statedepartment vault, asking that
the moratorium be prolonged and the
whole problem will be made the sub-
ject of international re-examination.
University Press
Publishes Senate,
Council Records
A complete indexed record of the
proceedings of the University Coun-
cil since its organization in May,
1931, and of the University Senate

since the beginning of President
Ruthven's administration are con-
tained in a volume issued yesterday
by the University of Michigan Press.
Also included in the volume are
reprints of memorials presented for
record in the Senate, and photo-
graphs of each person so remem-
bered. Memorials and photographs
are published for Robert Emmet
Bunker, Charles Horton Cooley,
Ralph Hamilton Curtiss, H a r r y.
Burns Hutchins, Calvin Henry Kauf-
man, Victor Hugo Lane, Albert J. J.
Rousseau, Victor Clarence Vaughan,
Aldred Scott Warthin and Robert
Mark Wenley.
The book is the first of a series to
be published each year. It is edited
by Prof. L. A. Hopkins, secretary of
the Council and) Senate.
LET CLASSI F I E DS
DO IT!

Astronomers Predict Brilliant
Meteoric Display For Tonight

By CHARLES BARNDT
The'most striking display of shoot-
ing stars in the last half century is
scheduled for tomorrow morning, be-
tween 2 and 3 a. m. This meteoric
swarm which is visible for three suc-
cessive nights is known as the Leon-
ids and reaches its peak only every
33 years.
That there may be no possible mis-
apprehension on anyone's part
Charles P. Olivier, president of the
American Meteor Society, has issued
a statement that no human skill can
definitely predict what a meteor
stream is going to do. "Although with
what appears to be a good reason,"
he said, "we hape for an excellent
display, nobody can predict with
certainty what will happen.
20 Showers Since 902 A. D.
Our hopes are based on three
things: at 33 year intervals great
showers have been reported at about
the proper dates 20 times since 902
A. D.; the reported numbers have
been steadily increasing for the past
three Novembers as we would expect
just before a maximum; finally, com-
putations of the perturbations to
which we believe the stream has been
subjected since its last return to peri-
helion show that it has been shifted
much nearer the earth's orbit. Hence
we have hopes that this year's return
Discipline Case
Action Is Taken.
By Lit._College
Rich Announces Measure
Adopted Nov. 6; Alters
Entrance - Requirements
An announcement of changes in
entrance requirements and method of
handling disciplinary cases in the
literary school, adopted at the regu-
lar monthly meeting of the faculty
on Nov. 6, was released yesterday
by Prof. D. L. Rich, secretary of the
college faculty.
Give Dean Discipline Power
The disciplinary measure reads:
"Resolved, that this faculty est the
dean of this college with authority to
hear and determine all cases of dis-
cipline of a non-academic nature,
except those cases over which the
University Committee on Discipline
or the Du'n of Women has jurisdic-
tion.
"The dean of this college may at
his discretion refer cases over which
he has jurisdiction either back to this
faculty for action, or to the Univer-
sity Committee on Discipline."
Previously, disciplinary cases have
been handled by the iterary College
Disciplinary Committee, or the dean
of the college, or have been referred
to the University Committee. The ac-
tion is merely a legalization of pre-
vious procedure, said Professor Rich.
Approval of the Board of Regents
must be secured before the plan can'
go into effect.
Change Entrance Demands
Entrance requirements to the col-
lege have formerly been on a basis'
of two three-unit credit groups from'
the student's preparatory school. It
was decided that a two-unit credit
group in each of two foreign langu-
ages might be substituted for the
second three-unit group, provided
that the student continue the study
of one of these languages during his
freshman year.
Permission to make this substitu-
tion, however, is subject to the dis-
cretion of the dean.

will rival the one in 1866, but yet not
that in 1833."
The earth passes through the path
of the meteors between Nov. 13 and
16 each year. Whatever maximum
therewill be shouldcome along in
the early morning hours of Nov. 16.
According to Professor Heber D. Cur-
tis, of the astronomy department of
the University, this unfortunately
happens to be within two days of the
full moon. Even with a large swarm
expected, as it is, the light of the
full moon will probably cut out all
the fainter objects, so as to diappoint
the amateur watcher.
Linked With Comet
The November meteors are1asso-
ciated with a comet known as 1866 I,
which has a period of roughly 33
and one-third years. Since 1866 this
comet has not been seen, and many
astronomers believe it collapsed
shortly after that year. Thus it is
really nothing but a cloud of debris
left by it that we are entering if the
schedule holds.
"Wonderful displays of shooting
stars were seen in November, 1833.
and again in 1866," Professor Curtis
said, "but there was no display worth
the name in 1899,as the number re-
corded at that time was not very
much larger than can be seen on any
night during the year, if one watches
carefully.. So as far as statistics go,
there is a chance that we may have
another meteor shower worth watch-
ing, but no one can tell in advance
whether this will be the case, or
whether the Leonids this year will
(Continued on Page 6)
Local Charities
To Open Drive
Here Tomorrow
Communit Chest Includes
$2,000 For Student Re-
lief In $99,521 Budget
Ann Arbor's Community Fund drive
'will begin here Wednesday night with
a send-off dinner for the workers. At
this occasion they will be addressed
by the Rev. Frederic Siedenburg, S.
J., executive dean of the University
of Detroit, who has long been iden-
tified with social work, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Edith Owen,
executive director of the Community
Fund Association.
The goal of the 400 workers is to
raise $62,938, which, added to the
$36,583 earnings of the organizations
supported by the Communty Fund,
will make up their $99,521.
Among other items included in the
budget is $2,000 for student emer-
gency relief.
Rabbi Bernard Heller, of the Hillel
Foundation is head of the drive this
year.
Other officers are J. Raleigh Nel-
son, head of the speakers commit-
tee; James Inglis, head of the "Big
Gifts" committee; President Alexan-
der G. Ruthven, head of the resi-
dential committee; George J. Burke,
head of the business district commit-
tee; Robert Greve, head of the hos-
pital committee; and Robert Gran-
ville, head of the schools committee.
The campaign will begin on Thurs-
day and continue through Thanks-
giving, provided that the quota of
$62,938 is reached by that time. This
is $260 less than the goal of last
year's drive.

Roosevelt To
Confer With
Hoover Soon
President's Suggestion Of
Meeting At Washington
Meets With Approval
Democratic Parley
At Warm Springs
No Date Is Set For Talk
Between Two Leaders;
To Debate War Debts
ALBANY, N. Y., Nov. 14.-(A)-
Franklin D. Roosevelt tonight agreed
to visit President Hoover at the
White House for "a wholly informal
and personal" meeting at which the
two could go over "the entire situa-
tion."
In his message to the chief execu-
tive, accepting the invitation of Mr.
:Ioover to come to Washington for a
-:onference, the President-elect said,
however, that "the immediate ques-
ion raised by the British, French
:nd other notes creates a responsi-
bility which rests upon those now
vested with executive and legislative
authority."
Mr. Roosevelt reminded the Presi-
lent of the forthcoming conference
which the President-elect has ar-
'anged to hold at Warm Springs
with various congressional leaders
and said it would be very helpful if
he had the views of Mr. Hoover and
"all pertinent information when I
meet with him."
No date was set for the conference,
Mr. Roosevelt relating to the Presi-
dent that he had been confined to
the house with a slight cold for the
last several days.
"I shall call you on the telephone
as soon as the time of my departure.
for the south has been determined,"
the message said.
Mr. Roosevelt said that he -would
be glad to co-operate in every appro-
priate way with the outgoing chief
executive on all matters affecting the
welfare of the country, "subject, of
course, to the requirements of my
present duties as governor of this
;tate."
Cinema League
Starts Drive
For Members
Having as its chief aim to work
actively toward the raising of the
cultural level of the campus, the
newly founded Art Cinema League is
officially launching a drive for asso-
ciate members to support its program+
this year.
"The mechanics of organization
and recognition have already been
attended to, and Cinema League is
prepared to put forth its program to
the campus and will start with the
showing of films of high artistic and
scientific merit. The first project will
be presented toward the end of the
month," Philip R. Seidel, Grad., sec-
retary-treasurer of the League, said.
The art Cinema League proposes to
accomplish its aim at first through
the presentation of foreign films that
have gained great reputation for
their cultural value. Then with the

surplus funds that it will accumulate
from these enterprises it will finance
other cultural projects such as bring-
ing prominent dramatic productions
to Ann Arbor. The league will op-
erate on a non-profit basis, all funds
passing through the Dean's office, it
was announced.
The executive board consists of
such prominent faculty members as
Professors Erich A. Walter, Oscar J.
Campbell, J. E. Thornton, H. J. Mc-
Farlan, as well as Valentine B. Windt
of the speech department.
Tickets to see league films, which.
will be presented in Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre, will be sold at 25 cents.
trans-Continental Plane
Record Cut By Turner
BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 14.-(A)-
Breaking the trans-continenatal
east-west speed record by two hours
and 17 minutes, Roscoe Turner set
his airplane down at the United Air-

Freshmen To
Elect Class
HeadsToday
Officers Of Architectural
School's Four Classes
Elected Yesterday
Identification Cards
Necessary To Vote
Candidates Of One Party
In S o p h Engineering
Election Announced
The Campus will. again be the
scene of political turmoil with the
Freshmen literary students going to
the polls at 4 p. m. today in Natural
Science Auditorium for the last class
election of the year.
Both the State Street and Wash-
tenaw parties made last minute
drives last night canvassing the un-
decided fraternities, sororities and
league houses for supporters.
Phillip Van Zile, Delta Kappa Ep-
silon, will head the State Street
party, while William Dixon, Kappa
Sigma, is the Washtenaw nominee.
Other Washtenaw candidates are
Florence Kemp, Alumni House, vice
president; Virginia Almand, Mosher-
Jordan and Gamma Phi Beta, secre-
tary; and Irwin Lewitt, Kappa Nu,
treasurer.
State Street nominees are Helen
Farley, Mosher-Jordan, vice presi-
dent; Bob Hilty, Phi Kappa Psi,
treasurer.
Voting will take place between 4
and 5:45 p. m. and identification
cards are necessary to obtain ballots.
Architects' Election
Results Announced
Members of the Architectural
School elected officers yesterday with
the result that Charles Burrough will
head the senior class.
Other seniors elected to office were
Sherman Hatch, vice president; Jo-
seph Appelt, secretary; Robert Bro-
die, treasurer; Arthur Schmidt, sen-
for ball; and Albert Rouse and Rich-
ard Bailey, architectural council.
John Abbott was elected president
of the junior class with Donald An-
derson receiving the vice presidency.
George Narovec was elected secre-
tary; John Burgess, treasurer; Fran-
ces Palms, J-Hop committee; and
Walter Maurer, architectural council.
In the sophomore election Albert
Foss received the presidency and
Fred Graham the vice presidency.
Other officers elected are Arthur
Tarphagen, secretary; Ross Petrie,
treasurer; and George Bery, architec-
tural council.
Jerry DeGalleke will head the
freshman class, while Nina Pollocld
will be the vice president. Leontine
Lewis was elected secretary; Paul
Gorman, treasurer; and Stanhope
Ficke, architectural council.
Engineering School
P a r t y Nominates
The first drive in the sophomore
engineering election got under way
yesterday when Charles Weinfeld,
campaign manager announced the
candidates to run for office on his
c o m b in e d Fraternity-Independent
ticket.
Donald Pomeroy, Phi Delta Theta,
will run for the presidency; Sidney
Shelley, independent, is the party
candidate for the vice-presidency;
while John Kreger, Delta Chi, and

William Goetz, Sigma Nu, will run
for the offices of secretary and treas-
urer, respectively.
Edward Jaros, Sigma Alpha Epsi-
lon, is on the ticket for representa-
tive on the Honor Committee, and
Allen Knuusi, Phi Sigma Kappa, is
the candidate for representative on
the Engineering Council. The elec-
tion will be held Thursday.

Compton Argues
Ray Composition
Before Academy

General S a le
Of Directory
Begins_'Today
Student Telephone Books
Will Be Distributed At
Union, On The Campus
The Student Directory for 1932-
1933 appears on general sale on the
campus today, it was announced last
night by John A. Carstens, '33, bus-
iness manager.
The price of the directories is, as
in the past, one dollar. They are be-
ing distributed at the Union, at the
Michiganensian business offices in the
Student Publications building, and
through a general sale on the cam-
pus, Carstens said.
Complete alphabetical lists of all
men and women students on the
campus are included in the directory
together with their class, -Ann Arbor
address, home town, and Ann Arbor
telephone number. In the faculty
section degrees, titles, home addresses
and telephone numbers are given and
the office location and phone num-
ber.
Lists of fraternity and sorority
members are given in the back with
residents of dormitories and league
houses. Officers of all campus organ-
izations are also listed in the new
book.
Of. especial interest to students is
the University calendar in the first.
part of the book, telling, for instance,
that Christmas, vacation begins on
Friday evening, Dec. 16, and ending
Tuesday morning, Jan. 3
For the benefit of new students a
page is included telling the location
of Ann Arbor's important buildings
such as the public library, the rail-
way stations, the fire department, the
police station, and the churches.
Libby Holman
May Go Free
Of Death Count
Solicitor To Decide Today
Whether To Drop State's
Case As Relatives Wish
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C., Nov. 14.
-( GP)-Libby Holman Reynolds may
be freed tomorrow of the murder
charge that has hung over her since
shortly after her tobacco heir hus-
band, Smith Reynolds,' was fatally
shot here last July.
Solicitor Carlisle Higgins said to-
day that he would probably decide
within 24 hours whether to drop the
case against the former Broadway
blues singer and her nineteen-year-
sld co-defendant, Albert Walker,
Winston-Salem youth who was a
chum of young Reynolds.
Will Not Hurry Trial
Refusing to forecast his probable
decision, the solicitor did indicate,
however that the State will not seek
an early trial, in the event the case
is not thrown out of court.
"I think I shall decide either to
nol pros the case,or to ask a con-
"inuance tomorrow," hecsaid.
No date for a trial has ever been
set.
Blood relatives of young Reynolds
publicly suggested dropping of the
cases in a letter to the solicitor a
month ago.
The solicitor said that his decision
would be announced in open court.

Noted Physicist Supports
Electron Against Photon
Theory Of Composition
Of Cosmic Ray Matter
Public May Hear
Meetings Today
Experiments Have Taken
Scientists To All Parts
Of The Earth; Speaker
Has Won Nobel Prize
A search that has lead to the four
corners of the earth taking a num-
ber of the world's most eminent
physicists from equatorial sea levels
ro the highest mountain peaks in re-
'note and uncivilized countries was
described last night in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater by Arthur Hol-
!y Compton, professor of physics at
-he University of Chicago, and fore-
mnost student and observer of what
-cience terms "cosmic rays." The
.ecture, which was public, was de-
livered as a part of the annual au-
imn three-day convention of the
National Academy of Sciences, meet-
ng in Ann Arbor for the first time
'n its history.
Professor Compton is one of two
living Anericans who have received
theNobel prize in physics. He has
servedras chairman of the National
Research Council Committee on 'X-
An account of the lectures given
n the morning and afternoon session
of the Academy yesterday, with a
program of the public lectures for
tomorrow, appears on page six.
Rays and Radio-activity, and is
'nown to his colleagues as the first-
man to make a wave-length meas-
urement of hard gamma rays and as
the discoverer of a change in the
wave length of scattered X-rays.
When first attracted to the study
of cosmic rays, Professor Compton
said, he discovered that emphasis had
been placed by most investigators on
attempts to determine the source of
the rays. Theories varied from beliefs
that they are created in the forma-
tion of atoms of heavy elements from
ighter ones to theses of the opposite
opinion, that they come into being
upon the disintegration of matter.
Explains Approach
Professor Compton explained that
he has conducted his experiments
with a view to learning the more
fundamental nature and character-
istics of the rays than to discovering
their source. Belief here was and con-
tinues to be split into two schools,
one of which adheres to the theory
that the 'rays are made up of non-
electrically charged photons, the
other of which considers them to be
composed of electrically charged
units of energy, or electrons.
ProfessorCompton is of the latter
uchool. The larger portion of his lec-
,ure last night was devoted to the ex-
planation of phenomena that he and
other physicists have observed which
seem to indicate that those persons
are correct who believe the cosmic
nays to be electrons. He made clear
that his conclusions are not original,
but stated that he believes that the
evidence he has been able to obtain
more adequately demonstrates the
credibility of this proposition than
the data and interpretations of any
of his predecessors or. contemporary
colleagues in this field.
University Council Will
Re-Publish Reading List
At the regular meeting of the Uni-
versity Council yesterday afternoon
reports were received from W. B.
Shaw, director of Alumni Relations,
and from the committee on the com-
mencement program.

Receipts from the sale of the pub-
lished volume of Alumni reading lists
have been sufficient, Mr. Shaw said,
to warrant the publication of a sec-
ond edition of the work, for which
requests have already been received.
He also reported extraordinary suc-
cess in the lecture courses and study
groups sponsored by the department
in Detroit, Dearborn and other near-
by cities.
Fellowes Will Talk For

Edmonson Blames Indifference
Of Parents For Poor Teachers

Indifference on the part of par-
ents as to the kind of teachers who
instruct their children was blamed
as the chief weakness of our school
system in a radio speech which Dean
James B. Edmonson of the School of
Education delivered Sunday over the
facilities of the University Broad-
casting Service from station WJR.
"One might be very pessimistic
about the educational welfare of boys
and girls," he said, "by reviewing
some of the evidence of lack of in-
terest on the part of parents in the
employment of teachers of unusual
ability. This lack of concern enables
unfriendly interests to exploit the
school."
Deprecates "Economy"
Dean Edmonson deprecated the
In anfinan ofnnnnnmivint 4, hvnn 1%., f i n n

agreed that the amount of money ex-
pended on a school is not always a
true measure of the value of the pro-
gram of. the institution. School au-
thorities may find it possible in cer-
tain cases to furnish an adequate
program of training with decreased
budgets, provided the teachers are
not forced to carry out a program
developed by persons who are pri-
marily interested in effecting savings
rather than in the education of chil-
dren."
Points To Neew For Training
Dean Edmonson cited the need
which every democracy has for train-
ing its citizens. He pointed out that
if education is neglected, with the
saving of a small sum of money now,
the State may have to pay for its
curtailment of educational activities

'Peaches' Zias In The Pie Again;
Want Sharpens Cookie-Cutter
By BARTON KANE . his political opponents until Mon-
Somehow Joseph Francis "Bully- day noon, according to Wanty.
Boy" Zias can't ever stick his thumb "'Peaches' has wrecked our publi-
into the political pie without slipping city plans by setting the date ahead,"
in up to his elbow. Wanty told The Daily. "We have
The latest allegation of his ineffi- gone to some expense on preparations
ciency or general crookedness (and for a campaign that cannot mature
who shall say which it may be?) as now until the election is a day in the
president of the Student council, past."
comes from George Wanty, campaign Mr. Wanty will be remembered by

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