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Editorials

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And Avoid Embarrassment.

VOL. XLIII No. 47
University Of
Chicago's New
Plan Success,
Says Boucher
Survey Of Results For Past
Year Shows Plan To Be
A Workable One; No
Increase In Bolting
Attainments Far
Above Expectations
Curriculum Provides That
Underclassmen Obtain
General Knowledge Of
Humanities, Sciences
CHICAGO, Nov. 17.--()-The Uni-
versity of Chicago's "painless" edu-
cational methods today were ac-
claimed a success by Dean C. S.
Boucher.
Surveying the results of the first
year of the new plan for freshmen
and sophomores, Dean Boucher said
attainments were far above expecta-
tions and that students responded
readily to the fight against "lock-
step" curricula.
When the new plan was started
under dubious eyes of formal educa-
tors, he, said, even sponsors of the
plan feared there might be a hur-
ried hegira of college men and wo-
men to tea rooms and motion pic-
ture theatres because classroom at-
tendance was not compulsory.
Don't Cut Classes
But, in looking over the records,
he found that "class cutting" was not
in vogue. Just as many students were
religious about going to classes when
they didn't have to as in the old days
when It was a demerit to be absent'.
Briefly, the new plan is ths: fresh-
men and sophomores are required to
obtain a general knowledge of the
humanities, biology and physical and
social sciences. Two years are the
pres" t tif lkit and there are no
classroom examinations to force a
student to burn the midnight ol.
There is but one general examination
given by a board of examiners-not
the professor-to determine if a stu-
dent has covered the ground success-
fully. And a student may take the
examinations any time within the
two years that he feels he is pre-
pared, thus shortening the usual
four-year college course.
Method Up to Student
The University is not particularly
concerned with the method used by
the student to obtain knowledge. It
furnishes, naturally, courses and
bibliographies designed to meet the
end, but if a student should wish to
learn his French from conversation
with a French friend or want to pick
up history through general reading,
newspapers, and magazines, that
would be all right, Dean Boucher
said.
Band Sound Film
Near Completion;
Recording M a d e
Sound pictures of the Varsity Band
are expected to be ready for projec-
tion within a few days, final photo-
graphy having been completed late

yesterday at Yost Field House.
Several hundred feet of film were
exposed yesterday as the band pa-
raded under flood lights at one end
of the Field House. Wednesday night
sound recordings of "The Victors"
and "M Men" marches were made in
Hill Auditorium, and music will be
synchronized with the pictures made
yesterday.
It is possible that the pictures will
be shown to the band Monday night
at the Hotel Statler, Detroit, where
the band is to furnish music for the
Chevrolet Motor company's huge na-
tional salesmen's banquet. The pic-
tures were made with the co-opera-
tion of Chevrolet and General Motors
officials.-
Fifty members of the Varsity Glee
Club will open the banquet program
with five selections, and will be fol-
lowed by a series of numbers by the
band, including specialty songs for
each section of the country.
AL

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 1932

PRICE FIVE CE

Laird Says City Ordinances On
Liquor Abuses Will Be Enforced

By GUY M. WHIPPLE, JR.
Although declaring that the city of
Ann Arbor never has been troubled
by excessive drinking since prohibi-
tion, and but little even in the old
wide-open days, city attorney Wil-
liam M. Laird said yesterdav that he
believed there was a "definite shift
for the better in student conduct
under the new regime, whether due
to prohibition or not."
The city attorney declared that he
could remember the days when as a
law student here it was the weekly
duty of freshman students bodily to
"rescue" inebriated upperclassmen
from any one of the city's 35 or 40
saloons.tHe told of howthe streets
were often in an uproar in those
days; street cars were pushed off the
track, and the age-old Star Theatre
was on" e almost wrecked by an "en-
thusiastic" mob of students.
Points to Changes
"You don't see that any more," Mr.
Laird said. "With the advent of pro-
hibition, many changes have come, of
which the indirect are possibly far-
ther reaching than the direct. The
old tendency to be on the lookout for'
a chance to raise Cain is no longer
present. In its place is a level-head-
ed, mature, and thinking student
9i

Petition To Be
Made Against
Pot Tradition'
Will Be Given Out From
Union At 3:30 P.M. For
Freshman Signatures
A petition pledging the support of
freshmen to do away with the "pot
tradition" will be given out to 50
men, representing as many houses
who said yesterday that they favor
the movement, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.
m. today at the side ntrance of the
Union.
The petition states that its signers
do not want "to thwart the plans ani
wishes of our active chapters or the
Student Council," but to expose the
sentiment against the tradition which
"has become archaic."
A self-appointed committee spon-j
soring the movement communicated!
last night with the representatives.
from each house who will take the
petitions before their pledge classes
whereit will be acted upon and re-
turned to the central committee.
When the petitions have been return-
ed they will be presented to the In-
terfraternity and Student Councils,
it was announced last night.
"The custom of not wearing puts
an obstacle in the way of new men
making our University their home,"
the petition states, and further adds
that the signers will support the
movement throughout their stay at
the University. It is the belief of the
committee that, if the movement
fails this year, it will, be successful
next fall
Petitions are to be returned to Box
365 before Wednesday noon, the com-
mittee made it known last night. On
Thursday a copy of the petition sign-
ed by each pledge class will be sent
to its fraternity.
Bates Tells Law Club Of
State Bar Associations
At a smoker given by members of
the Law Club last night in the club's
reading room, Dean Henry M. Bates
of the law schoo gave a short talk
on state bar associatoin, their organ-
ization, and the methods they em-
play in electing new men for member-
ship. Faculty members of the law
school were invited to attend.
500 Students Give'
Team Big Send-Off.;
Williaison Speaks
More than 500 students gathered
in front of Angell Hall yesterday af-
ternoon to give the football team
a send-off on its way to Minneapolis,
Minn., where it will play the last
scheduled -game of the season.
Stopping in front of Angell Hall
on their way to the station, the play-
ers were cheered by the students and
Capt. Ivan Williamson gave a short
talk. Coach Harry Kipke was also
present and said in a short address
that he could not predict a victory

body. They are sober now in more
ways than one."
Commenting on recent misunder-
standings which have arisen from the
"sentiment" expressed at the polls
Nov. 8, and more specifically the
doubts conjured up by Judge George
W. Sample's manifesto that he
would hear no more prohibition
cases after Dec. 8," Mr. Laird said
that enforcement of city ordinances
involving use of liquors would be car-
ried out absolutely as before. "So-
called state cases are beyond this
office's control," he explained. "Such
cases involve transportaiton, manu-
facture, sale and similar offenses,
and are prosecuted by thehcounty.
Just whether they will be heard or
not must be decided upon by the
county prosecutor and Judge Sam-
ple."
Mr. Laird pointed out that certain
judges of recorders courts in Detroit,
upon investigation of the "wet senti-
ment" and the laws and enactments
involved, have decided to push prose-
cutions for manufacture, sale, and
transportataion of liquor as in the
past, citing Public Act 338 of 1917 as
their ground. This act provides for
the enforcement of a state law pro-
hibiting the "selling, bartering, trad-
ing . . . of vinous, malt, brewed,
fermented, spiritous, or intoxicating
liquors."
Writes Police Chief
"This law has not been repealed in
the Nov. 8 election," Mr. Laird said.
"Action in this direction is up to the
State Legislature."
In a recent letter to Chief of Police
Thomas O'Brien, Mr. Laird attempt-
ed to clear up the fog surrounding
enforcement of city ordinances in-
volving the use of liquor. The letter
follows:
Mr. Thomas O'Brien
Chief of Police
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Dear Sir:
A number of inquiries have
been made to this office, since
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Cinema League
To Show First
Picture Dec. I
Eisenstei Thriller, 'Ten
Days That Shook The
World,' Is Club Project
Eisentein's thriller, "Ten Days
That Shook the World," will be the'
first presentation of the Art Cinema
League, newly formed campus or-
ganization, and will be shown in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, Dec. 1
and 2, it was announced last night
at an executive board meeting.
The story of the picture is based'
on John Reed's famous account of
the 1917 Russian Revolution.
The success of the first project
will determine whether the program
of the Art Cinema League will be
successful, members of the board said
yesterday. The league intends to
sponsor other cultural activities on
the campus, including plays and lec-
tures. It is the hope of the league to
be able to accumulate a fund large
enough so that plays of the New York
Theatre Guild may be brought to
this campus. The proposal to secure
writers such as Theodore Dreiser,
Sherwood Anderson, Carl Sandburg,
and others to speak here is included
in the projects of the league.
"In order to be able to realize this,
it is essential that the league have a
large following," A. A. Andrews, pres-
ident of the league, said yesterday.
"It is for this purpose that an asso-
ciate membership drive has been in-
itiated. We urge all individuals in-
terested to join the large number

that have already signed up and to
get in touch with either Prof. E. A.
Walter, Mr. Valentine B. Windt, or
Phillip R. Seidel."

Upward Trend
In Drinking
Is Not Marked
Administrative Heads See
But Slight Increase In
Liquor This Year
Ruthven Receives
Parent Complaints
Alumni-Council Discussion
For 'Understanding', Not
For Investigation
Although drinking amongn Tniver-
sity students may have increased
slightly during the past year, there
has been no marked upward trend,
according to several administrative
heads interviewed yesterday.
Several unofficial rumors of drink-
ing have been brought to the atten-
tion of authorities, it was revealed,
as well as complaints received by Pres-
ident Alexander G. Ruthven from
the parents of women attending fra-
ternity parties. All of these, however,
have concerned drinking among men
students.
It was pointed out that the discus-
sion which will be held Tuesday
night between the Alumni and active
members of the interfraternity coun-
cil has been planned for a mutual
understanding of existing conditions,
not as a preliminary for a coming in-
vestigation.
Presidents of several fraternities
interviewed yesterday stated that
they believed that drinking had in-
creased slightly this year and might
increase more as a result of the de-
cidedly wet sentiment s h o w.n
throughout the nation in the election
last week
us. Ads Hold
Close E.letion;
29 -02"M e
2 Nolinees Tie
Sophomore Engineering
Ticket Goes Through
Without Contest
Junior business administration stu-
dents yesterday held a closely con-
tested election, resulting in a tie for
the presidency, while the sophomore
engineering's Washtenaw - Indepen-
dent ticket went through without any
opposition.
Charles E. Baker and Roy M. See-
ber both received 28 votes to tie for
the presidency of the junior business
administration class. Another elec-
tion will be held the first part of next
week to choose the president, William
Bohnsack, councilman in charge of
the election, said last night.
William Koehler defeated William'
Dunn, jr., for the vice presidency by
a vote of 28 to 25, while Sylvester
Shia was elected secretary over Nel-
son Sharfman by a vote of 37 to
16.
Erwin Koning defeated Donald
Bevis for the office of treasurer, 29
to 24, and Nils Lundverg was elected
J-Hop representative over Chester
Ogden and Catherine Shannan by a
vote of 26, 22 and 6.
Newly elected officers of the
sophomore engineering class are Don
Pomeroy, president.; Sidney Shelley,
vice president; Jack Kreger, secre-
tary; William Goetz, treasurer; Ed-

ward Jaros, honor committee; and
Allen Knuusi, engineering council.
Junior educational election results
are Stan Fay, president; Ruth Kurtz,
vice president; Alice Goodenow, sec-
retary, Barbara Andrews, treasurer;
and Lou Parker, J-Hop representa-
tive, it was learned last night. Final
results of the voting were not avail-
able.
Alan Handley Will Play
Role In 'Peter Ibbetson'
Alan Handley, an-actor well known
to the campus for the past three
years, will have a part in "Peter Ib-
betson" when the Detroit Civic Thea-
tre produces the play Dec. 2, it was
announced yesterday by Robert Hen-
derson, director. Rollo Peters will ap-.
pear in the leading role.
Handley will be remembered for
his recent work in "Tour du Monde,"
"Berkeley Square," "Paolo and Fran-
cesca," "Meet the Prince," and "Tam-
ing of the Shrew."

Parley Called
By HooverOn
Debts, Budget
Roosevelt To Confer With
President, Will Arrive In
WashingtonTuesday
Leaders Of Both
Parties To Confer

Faculty

Will Not

Foreign
France
Answer

Ambassadors (
Belgium Get IN
r From Stimnson

Of .
PO

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17.-(P)-En-
grossed in the two great problems
facing the Federal Government-war
debts and a balanced budget-Presi-
dent Hoover today arranged with
President-elect Roosevelt to meet
with him next Tuesday to discuss
these subjects and then called a bi-
partisan parley with congressional
leaders for the next day.
In the early afternoon, while the
national capital buzzed with war debt
and budget talk, the President lifted
the telephone on his desk to hear his
successor-elect say he would reach
Washington at 3:30 Tuesday after-
noon and would go directly to the ex-
ecutive offices.
Takes College Professor
Gov. Roosevelt stated that he
would have with him Raymond Mo-
ley, Columbia University professor,
who was one of his advisers through-
out the campaign.
Later, after most of official Wash-
ington had quit work for the day,
Mr. Hoover summoned the three
ranking Republicans and Democratic
members of the Senate Finance Com-
mittee and the House Ways and
Means Committee to meet with him
Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock "to
discuss questions of foreign debt."
Earlier; Ambassadors .clairel of
France and May of Belgium had con-
ferred with Secretary Stimson, but
left the State Department reporting
they had received no answer to their
requests fora moratorium extension
and a review of the debt field.
Work on Budget
On Capitol Hill, meanwhile, the
House appropriations committee in-
itiated its gigantic task of whittling
down the budget.
The summoning of congressional
leaders into a White House debt par-
ley did not come as a complete sur-
prise in official Washington.
Roosevelt, in turn, had suggested1
that the Chief Executive call in the
leading Democrats of the House and
Senate.
Those summoned to the White
House for the Wednesday morning
conference were Senators Smoot,
Utah; Watson, Indiana; Reed, Penn-
sylvania, Republicans; and Harrison,
Mississippi; King, Utah; and George,
Georgia, Democrats.
Accommodations For
Delegates Requested
Jules Ayers, '33, yesterday issued
a request for accomodations for
delegates to the conference on the
"World Challenge to Christian
Leadership," to be held here Sat-
urday and Sunday.
The co-operation of fraternities
and sororities is especially desired,
whether or not any of their mem-
bers are planning to attend the
conference, which is open to all.

Union To Give
Football Team
Smoker Nov. 30
Will Take Place Of Usual
Banquet; Next Season's
Captain To Be Named
Reviving a custom that has been
dormant since 1912, the Unionwill'
hold a football smoker on Nov. 30,
instead of the usual football banquet,
it was announced yesterday by John
W. Lederle, '33, Union president.
Announcement of the captain of
the football team for next year will
be made at this time, Lederle said,
and Coach Kipke, retiring captain
Ivan Williamson, Coach Yost and
other prominent figures will address
the meeting.
Cigarettes, cider, and doughnuts
will be distributed to those attend-
ing the smoker and Coach Kipke has
announced that football moving pic-
tures of the Michigan team in action
will be shown.
The smoker was decided upon this
year instead of the banquet, Lederle
said, because of the depressed con-
dition of general student finances.
Only 1,000 tickets are being issued
to be sold at 25 cents each, so that
the ballroom will not be overcrowded
for the affair.
A prominent football coach from
some other university or a well-
known sports writer on a metropoli-;
tan paper will also be obtained to ad-
dress the meeting, Union officials an-
nounced.
More than 2,000 students attended
the last football smoker sponsored by,
te Union in 112.
Announce Three
Students Accepted
By Comedy Club
Three new members have been
taken into Comedy Club, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Mary Pray, '34,
president. They are Robert Hogg,
'34, Donald Brackett, '34, and John
D. Morgan, '35.
At the same meeting it was decid-
ed that while preliminary tryouts to
be held next Monday and Tuesday
will consist of readings from a play,
the final tryouts to be given before
the club as a whole on Monday, Nov.
28, will be in the form of recitations,
which must consist of memorized
parts with only one character speak-
ing. The readings are to be approx-
imately two minutes long and in
monologue form.
Those interested in technical try-
outs for the club are not to report
at this time, Miss Pray said. Notice
will be given' later for those desiring
to join the technical staff.
A meeting of the club will be held
on Friday to discuss the play from
which the preliminary tryouts will
read and also to discuss the technical
tryouts.

Mill Tax Measure Adopted
Nov. 8 Will Not Affect
Allotments For 1932-33,
Now Made,_Says Smith
Employes' Wages
Also Are Exempt
Tax Will Greatly Reduce
Government Revenues
In State; Economies Now
A Great Necessity
No salary cuts will be meted out
to faculty members and University
employees this year regardless of the
state tax limitation amendment pass-
ed Nov. 8 and rumors to the contrary,
Shirley W. Smith, vice-president and
secretary of the University, declared
in an interview yesterday,
"Tax assessments on real estate for
the support of the University during
the school year 1932-33 have already
been laid," he said, "and the amount
of money realized therefrom can not
be changed by subsequent arrange-
ments for assessments next year."
To Reduce Revenues
The amendment, which limits tax-
ation of real estate to $15 assess-
ment on $1,000 will greatly reduce
revenues of the governmental depart-
ments throughout the state. Recent
comments by authorities have point-
ed out that drastic economies will be
necessary if the government is to be
maintained without additional taxes,
and in many instances school districts
have been reported as the agencies
in greatest danger of a lack of funds.
Administrative offices of the Uni-
versity have received numerous tele-
phone calls during the last few days
regarding the possibility of imme-
diate reduction of faculty salaries,
because unfounded rumors to that
effect are current.
Appropriations Assured
Since theramendment is not retro-
active appropriations for the Univer-
sity for this year have already been
assured by tax levies which are un-
affected.
"Thus," Vice-President Smith con-
cluded, "salaries of professors and
University employees will not be af-
fected by the new tax amendment
during the current fiscal year."

Get Salary Cuts
During This Yea

Fellowes Tells

HONDURAS REVOLT SERIOUS
Dispatches arriving from Hondur-
as, some of them delayed for as long
as two days, indicate that the rebel-
lion against the federal government
there has taken a more serious turn
than was apparent when the move-
ment started last Monday.

Of Life, Music
In Old England
'The Madrigal In English
Literature' Is Subject Of
Talk By Authority
A romantic picture of music in the
home life of the English people in the
sixteenth century was given by Dr.
Edmund H. Fellowes, director of mu-
sic at St. George's Chapel, Windsor,
England, in a lecture on "The Mad-
rigal in English Literature" yester-
day afternoon in the School of Music
auditorium.
Dr. Fellowes stated that fineness
of the madrigals of that time was di-
rectly due to the excellence of the
writing that was being done during
that period. Another reason was that
the people of that day were essen-
tially musical. Culture required a
practical knowledge of music as well
as a familiarity with its history.
Anglo-Saxons should be as proud
of their contributions to the world's
music in the form of the Tudor mad-
rigals as the Russians and French are
for their music, Dr. Fellows said.
Several recordings of these old
madrigals were played during the
lecture. They are short poems set to
music. The beauty of the madrigal,
according to Dr.: Fellowes, is its va-
riety in rhythm. The words were
written with music that expressed
the poet's idea of the poem. The
singer gave to the song the rhythm
that appealed to him.
Prof. Earl V. Moore of the music
school said in an introduction that
almost everything known about Eng-
lish madrigals of Tudor times has
been unearthed by Dr. Fellowes.

Muyskens Upholds 15-Mill Tax;
Suggests Levy On Intangibles

Gross
In

Mistakes Found
Wayne Ballot Count

DETROIT, Nov. 17.-(P)--Discov-
ery of wholesale errors in Wayne
county election returns resulted late
today in suspension of the canvass
until the mistakes can be corrected.
Probate Judge Henry S. Hulbert,
chairman of the election commission,
said the condition was the "most
appalling" in his 35 years of experi-
ence. He added that there is no way
of telling now what candidates will

The University will suffer from
the newly-adopted 15-mill tax, but
in the long run it will be of benefit,
declared Prof. John H. Muyskens of
the speech and general linguistics de-
partment in an interview yesterday.
Professor Muyskens at the same
time declared himself in favor of the
measure which exempts from taxa-
tion property valued up to $3,000,
provided it is owned by the occupant.
"Taxes have been unjust in the
past," he said, "in that they have not
been levied sufficiently on those pri-
vate institutions and organizations
which benefit most from the govern-

ceipts as well as those from real
property. It is unprovable that taxes
cannot be placed on intangibles as
well as property."
Professor Muyskens pointed to two
possible ways out of the present sit-
uation: the first by taxing incomes,
which would cover intangibles, and
the second by "working on the con-
sciences of the big guns, who will pay
taxes directly to the University."
"These important men owe it to
themselves and to the future," he
said, adding: "If it is put up to them
in the right manner, I am convinced
that they will see it our way." Such
a tax would take the actual form of

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