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The Weather
Cloudy, rising temperatures
Sunday. Monday rain, warmer.


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The S. C. A. Conference A
Worthy Project.






Christian Ideal
Is Portrayed In
Gandhi Life,
Socialist Writer Attacks
Country's Social Order
In Evening Address To
S. C. A. Conference
Criticizes Military
Expense Of World
Give Speech Tonight In
Hill Auditorium; Final
Conference Discussion
Set For This Morning
"There are only five important men
who are living outstanding Christian
lives," said Sherwood Eddy yesterday
afternoon at Lane Hall in a speech
to the Student Christian Association
conference on the World Challenge
to Christian Leadership," and I con-
sider Mahatma Gandhi the leading
Christian of them all."
According to Mr. Eddy, in his con-
trast of Russia and India, "Gandhi,
the Hindu, has come nearer to the
Christian ideal than the rulers of any
state in the world."
In his evening address, Mr. Eddy
pointed ,out many evils of our pres-
ent social order. "One-tenth of the
people in this country received two-
thirds of our national income last
year," said he, in describing the un-
equal distribution of wealth. In Eng-
land the conditions are even more
alarming, for there one-tenth of the
people received nine-tenths of the
national income. As a result, the
producers of goods do not have the
wealth necessary to buy those prod-
ucts which lie on the shelf, unused
and unsold.
Mr. Eddy also criticized the mili-
taristic attitude of the world. "Over
seventy per cent of our national ex-
penses go to pay for wars, past and
future." Other nations are repudiat-
ing their debts, yet they are building
up and maintaining a large army at
what must be a tremendous ex-
In closing, Mr. Eddy summed up
the situation of the world today. "The
present system of individual gain is
falling and dispersing in Germany
before our very eyes. It has already
fallen in Russia. We are doomed to
the same fate, though it will come to
us last, unless we act now. The or-
ganized church has not remedied it in
the last 1900 years. What can we
as Christians do to improve the sys-
tem?" Mr. Eddy will attempt to an-
swer this problem in the concluding
address of the conference this morn-
ing when he speaks on the subject
"Dare We Be Christians?"
This final speech is scheduled for
9:30 a. m. The delegates will have
their last meal together at noon,
after which they will depart for
home. There were 125 representatives
from other colleges, besides the local
students who were attending.
Registration for the conference, re-
quiring a fee of one dollar, is still
open to those who wish to attend the
concluding address this morning. The
registration fee also included a six
month's subscription to The World
Tomorrow, a progressive weekly, of
which Mr. Eddy is one of the co-
Opportunity is afforded .everyone

to hear Mr. Eddy when he speaks on
"Can We Still Believe in Religion?"
at 8:00 tonight in Hill Auditorium.
There is no admission price of any
sort and the invitation to come is
extended to everyone.
The University of Michigan Girls'
Glee Club will give two numbers,
"Laudes Atques Carmine" and
"Night Song." Two hymns, "0 Beau-
tiful for Spacious Skies" and "God
Send Us Men Whose Aim 'Twill Be
will be sung by the whole congrega-
tion with the Glee Club.
Rev. R. E. Sayles will give the in-
vocation. The convocation is present-
ed under the auspices of the Student
Christian Association, Jule Ayers,
'33, presiding.
Mol Praises Abbott In
Cosmopolitan Club Talk
Speaking at a regular meeting of
the Cosmopolitan Club last night,
Martin J. Mol, president of the Uni-
versity of Michigan Republican club,

Effect Of Tax A
University Show
With the knowledge that the 15
mill limitation amendment has been
ratified, every governmental institu-
tion in the state dependent on a
property tax has fallen to specula-
tion on the extent to which its in-
this been true at the University of
The amendment; provides that
"The total amount of taxes assessed
against property for all purposes in
any one year shall not exceed one
and one-half per cent of the assessed
valuation of said property, except
taxes levied for the payment of in-
terest and principal on obligations
heretofore incurred, which sums
shall be separately assessed in all
cases; provided that this limitation[
may be increased for a period of not
to exceed five years at any one time,
to notfipore than a total of five per
cent of the assessed valuation by a
two-thirds vote of the electors of any
assessing district, or when provided.
for by the charter of a municipal
corporation; Provided further, that
this limitation shall not apply to
taxes levied in the year 1932."
Teachers here are discussing the
possibility of substantial salary re-
ductions and the elimination of many
teaching positions, and the students
are wondering if and to what extent
tuition may be increased.
As Shirley Smith, vice-president
and secretary of the University, has'
pointed out, the results of the new
amendment will not be felt during'
the current school year. Speculation,
however, which has for the most part'
been concerned from the first with
next year's repercussions, continues'
In an attempt to obtain and pub-

mendment Upon Mills States
n Unpredictable That Budget
lish an accurate estimate of the ex-
tent to which the University's income W ill B euie
will be cut, the Daily has interviewed ilB u
Prof. E. Blythe Stason, of the law
school, and Prof. Harcourt L. Caver-Ho er rd s Cai t
ly, of the economics department. The oover Orders Cabinet
sum and substance of their opinion Meeting; Departmental
is that, for the present, no estimate Chiefs lRe ci
of any nature is possible. iPledge Reuction
Professors Caverly and Stason are
willing to make a preliminary and Conference Lasts
tentative prediction as to the extent
to which the tax revenue of all gov- Nearly Two Hours
ernmental units in the state will be
decreased as a result of the new
amendment combined with the pres- Secretary Wilbur Says In-
ent deflated property valuation. Their terior Departlnent Can
estimate is that the drop will be
of about one third. Save Nearly $5,000,000
This figure, they make clear, will
have no direct bearing on the sum After an extraordinary meeting of
to be received by the University. Two the cabinet, called by President Hoo-
sorts of unpredictables stand in the ver to discuss the federal budget,
way of knowing this amount. These Secretary Mills today told newspa-
unpredictables are the action which permen that budget figures would be
the legislature will take and the in- forwarded to Congress "considerably
terpretation that will be given the lower" than the $4,135,000 submitted
amendment by the supreme court. last year.
The state's share of the property After conferring for nearly two
tax at present, including the Univer- hours, members of the official party
sity's allowance, totals only about 3 % left the executive offices, saying that
mills per dollar, Professor Caverly reductions in their particular expen-
pointed out, and it is not inconceiv- ditures could be expected.
able that the legislature will see fit Secretary Mills said that he had to-
to let this tax stand as at present. day informed Chairman Byrnes, of
There are no legal obstacles to this the House appropriations committee,
course of action. On the other hand that the administration would "sub-
the Legislature might completely do mit estimates you will find hard to
away with its share in the property reduce."
tax, and resort to other income sour- Presentation of the budgetary esti-
ces. A number of such other sources mates by the administration and sub-
are at present being drawn upon, for sequent activities by Democratic
examples, the tax on gasoline. House committees last year and since
The wording of the amendment is have caused repeated squabbles in
s u c h, however, Professor Stason the political arena.
points out, that the extent of these The deficit already this fiscal year
sources cannot be determined until exceeds $700,000,000 and that prob-
the supreme court makes a number lem has been getting attention ri-
of important interpretations. In the valed only by the war debts.
The treasury secretary said that
(Continued on Page 6) actual expenditures of the federal
government for the present fiscal
-uyear would dun $53,000,000 more than
tudent Council the $4,135,000,000 requested of Con-
gress, which figure was reduced by
Annoule m ent the House and Senate in actual ap-
propriations made.
* , "I want .to make it clear," Mills
Sia sts Nom inees said."that this in rease in spending
above the figures we submitted has
been caused by a failure to make eco-
Twelve Men Nominated nomies which were requested but not
For Student Government' put into effect."
Secretary Wilbur, one of the few
Positions Yesterday cabinet members who would speak in
_________definite figures said that he had
Nominations for members to be shown the President today how $5,-
elected to the Student Council were 500,000 could be saved in the interior
made known yesterday after a spe- department.
~ial meeting of the Council. Postmaster General Brown said the
meeting had brought "headway." For
Senior nominees are John Carsten, the current fiscal year, his depart-
John Thomas, John Townsend, Wil- ment has estimated that it could save
liam Elliott, Hawley Egleston, Cecil $41,000,000 and he said it would ac-
Cantrill and Carl Nelson. tually save $55,000,000.
Junior nominees are Gilbert Bur-
sley, Albert Newman, Richard Briggs, Death Claims Author Of
Samuel Greenland, and Hugh Grove,
'34E. Jones Law In Home State
It was also decided at the meeting
to send Joseph Zias, president, to the SEATTLE, Nov. 19.-(P)-United
National Students. Federation of States Senator Wesley L. Jones,
America convention, to be held from chairman of the senate appropria-
Dec. 28 at 31, at Tulane University. tions committee, died here early to-
Elections of the senior class in the day. The senator, who was defeated
Forestry School will take place at for re-election Nov. 8 by Homer T.
3:15 p. m. Monday, it was announced Bone, Tacoma Democrat, was 69
at the meeting.I years old.


Newman' s Field Goal Gives

Michigan Conference



Will Greet Victo

Ceremony To Be.
Campus; Band'
Parade F r o m

Held On
To Head

Champions of The West

Free Show Is Set
For Tuesday Night
Williamson Will Receive
Cup; Team's Train To
Arrive Here At 3:30
Welcoming Michigan's "champions
of the west" back to AnnA rbor to-
day, students will gather at 3:30 p.
m. at the station to escort the play-
ers to the campus where Capt. Ivan
Williamson will. be presented with a
silver loving cup.
The band will head the parade up
State Street followed by Williamson
and Coaches Fielding H. Yost and
Harry Kipke riding in one of'the
city's police cars. The players will
ride in a bus which has been secured
especially for the purpose by mem-
bers of the Student Council.
The ceremony will take place on
the steps of Angell Hall where
speeches will be made by both play-

Michigan .......
Purdue .........
Ohio State ..
Minnesota ......
Northwestern ...
Illinois .........
Chicago ........
Iowa ...........

. 5 0
4 1
. 2 1
.2 3
. 2 3
. 2 4
. 1 4
. 1 4


First downs ... ..........2
By rushing ........... 2
By passing ........... 0
By penalty ....,.... 0
Yardage gained .........47
By passing..........22
By rushing ..........25
Passes attempted........ 8
Passes completed........ 3
Passes incompleted....... 3
Passes intercepted .......2
Number of punts.........18
Yardage on punts........793
Average punt yardage ....42.5
Yardage punt returns.... 105
Return of kickoffs........16
Fumbles ................ 1
Fumbles recovered....... 1
Yards lost by penalties... 25


Minnesota Vanquished
Star Quarterback's K
From Fifteen-Yard Li
Quick Passes Are H
Invitation To Gamy
In Rose Bowl Se
Gopher Aerial Attack
Ineffective; Wolverin
Rushing Game Fails
Work; Fumbles Co

Murphy Plans
Using Tax Data
Collected Here
Ruthven Emphasizes No
'Model System' Under-
Going Preparation Here
The use of data relating to taxa-
tion in the state of Michigan, now
being gathered by a committee of
faculty members here, has been un-
officially requested by Mayor Frank
Murphy, of Detroit, who has an-
nounced he will present a revision
of the state tax system before the
legislature-elect when it convenes in
The committee is composed of Pro-
fessors Harcourt L. Caverly, of the
economics department, E. Blythe Sta-
son, of the law school, Thomas H.
Reed, of the political science depart-
ment, and George 'E. Carrothers, of
the school of education. It was ap-
pointed some time ago by President
Alexander G. Ruthven to take care
of the numerous questions pertain-
ing to taxation received here.
According to an account in one of
the Detroit papers last night of
Mayor Murphy's announcement, his
plan is to be based on a "model tax
system now being prepared at the
Universityof Michigan." In an in-
terview last night President Ruthven
declared that the committee hereis
engaged only in the collection and
compilation of data, which will be
available for anyone asking for it,
and is in no sense preparing a "model
tax system." The president termed
such an idea "absurd."
He was of the opinion, however,
that Mayor Murphy was aware of the
nature of the committee, and ex-
pressed the belief that the error had.
been made either by the author of the
newspaper account or through the
source from which the information
was obtained.
Varsity Debaters
Meet Detroit Team
Tomorrow Night
For the first time in five years Var-
sity debaters will meet another Mich-
igan college in a decision debate when
the University negative team engages,
City College of Detroit at 8 p. m. to-
morrow in Laboratory Theatre. The
Western Conference question on the
relief of the general property tax
will be debated. This will be the most
important of the preliminaray de-
bates leading to the Wisconsin con-
test Dec. 8 in which Michigan's two
year Western State Conference cham-



The Daily received the follow-
ing telegram last night from
Louie Colombo, manager of the
"Team played great game. De-
serve a great reception. Please see
what you can do to get band and
students out to meet team at
ers and coaches and where the silver
loving cup will be given -to Williamh-
-:on by the students for leading the
team to victory.
The Butterfield campus theaters
hve invited the studenst to attend a-
free show at 9 p. m. Tuesday to cele-
brate the undisputed championship
which the football team now holds.
"Trouble in Paradise" will be the
name of the show which has been
acclaimed by critics all over the
country. Members of the Student
Council have seen the picture and
say it is one of the best that has come
to Ann Arbor this year.
Hitler Make s
Bid For Reich
Meeting With Hindenburg
Described As 'Cordial;'
2nd Parley Is Planned
BERLIN, Nov. 19.-()-Adolph Hitler
making what may be his most pow-
erful bid for leadership in the Ger-
man government, talked for an hour
today with President von Hinden-
burg, emerged with a broad smile
and let it be known that he would
see the president again next Tues-
Persons close to the president said
the meeting was extraordinarily cor-
dial," and there was a prevailing
feeling in political circles that the
conference and those which are to
follow may produce a "national con-
centration" cabinet in which Hitler's
National Socialists will have an im-
portant part.
Last August when von Hindenburg
received Hitler for the first time the
Nazi leader made a blunt demand for
the chancellorship or nothing. He
was turned down and the interview
lasted only 15 minutes.
After he left the palace today Hit-
ler went into conference with close
personal advisers. Gregor Strasser
was there, as were Herman Goering,
captain; Ernest Roehm, and Dr. Otto
Wagener, his economic adviser
Michigan 3, Minnesota 0.
Michigan State 7, Detroit 0
Yale 19, Harvard 0.
Ohio State 3, Illinois 0.
Army 7, W. Va. Wesleyan 0,
Northwestern 44, Iowa 6.
Fordham 8, Oregon State 6.
Pittsburgh 6, Carnegie Tech Q.
Holy Cross 0, Manhattan 0.
Duke 7, North Carolina 0.
Syracuse 0, Columbia 0.

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N. Av.
15 1.5
12 0.5
3 0.3
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N. Av.
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18 1.5
11. 0.9
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Individual Records


Lund .....,..1
Manders...... 12
Profiltt ....... 13,

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Reduction Of Allied War Debts
Advocated By Professor Watkins

I Head To Speak
Floyd Starr Will Address
Congregation Gr o up;
Marley To Explain Play
Floyd Starr, director of the Starr
Commonwealth of Boys at Albion,
and widely known as a friend and a
helper of underprivileged boys, will
speak on "Adventures With Bad
Boys," at 6:30 p. m. today before the
Congregational Student Fellowship
group at the Congregational Church.
"The Golden Bowl" will be the sub-
ject of the first of a series of four
sermons dealing with "Realizing Our
Own Powers," which will be given by
Rev. Allison Ray Heaps at 10:45 a. m.
"Of Thee I Sing," the Pulitzer
Prize Play, now successfully running
on Broadway, will be discussed in a
sermon by Rev. H. P. Marley this
morning at the Unitarian Church.
Not only will the foibles in the play
be discussed, but observations will be
made on the recent election, in the
light of the play.
Rev. John H. Shilling will deliver
a sermon at 10:45 a. m. at the West
Side Methodist Church, on "The
Faith the Counts." At 7:30 p. m.
Fielding H. Yost will speak at a
meetnig honoring the Ann Arbor
High school football team at the
The Reverend Sammuel S. Mar-
quis, rector of Christ Church, Cran-
brook, will be the preacher at St. An-
drew's Church at 11:00 a. m. and will
speak on "The Past Look In on the
Present." Dr. MaMrquis is well
known in Michigan and is noted for
his liberal point of view and his fear-
less presentation of religion.
The Lutheran Student Club will be
host to the Michigan State Normal
'utheran Club this afternoon at the
Zion Parish Hall, when Professor W.
R. 'Nmhes Assistant Dean of the

(Special to the Daily)
POLIS, Minn., Nov. 19.-Two quick
passes set the ball in position for
Harry Newman to kick a field goal
winning for Michigan their sixth
straight conference victory, 3 to 0,
and their eighth game of their un-
defeated season. Michigan's great
quarterback, by bringing victory to
the Wolverines here this afternoon,
not only clinched an undisputed
Western Conference title, but allowed
the Maize and Blue to make a strong
bid for the Rose Bowl invitation.
Charles Bernard, Michigan's stellar
defensive center, recovered Jack
Manders' fumble on the Minnesota
24-yard line late in the second pe-
riod, paving the way for the quick
thrust that won the battle. Before
the startled Gophers could organize
cheir defense, Newman passed to
2tan. ay br a gain of ei~ht' yards,
and then went offf tackle for a first
down on the twelve yard~ line.
On the next play, Herm Ever-
nhardus was thrown for a loss of
four yards by Wells, the Northmen's
all-conference tackle. Having pre-
pared the Gopher defense for a
plunging attack, Newman whipped a
forward pass to Ted Petoskey, who
was brought to earth on the 4-yard
line for a gain of twelve yards.
Kick Barely Good
Fay was then shot at the Minne-
sota forward wall, but he was stopped
cold without appreciable gain. The
stocky halfback then dropped back
so hold the ball for a place-kick, and
Newman, booting from the fifteen-
yard line, coolly kicked the pigskin
between the uprights for the three
points which meant the success of
Michigan's season. The kicker's po-
sition was nearly in front of the
goalposts, but the ball slanted to the
right and was barely good.
The Gophers' aerial attack was
rendered ineffectual by the star de-
lense work of Everhardus and New-
man. However, Manders and Lund
kept pounding the line with fair suc-
cess throughout the game.
Offense Held
Despite this spectacular work, the
Northern Giants on the battle line
held Michigan to two first downs and
sixty-seven yards by rushing, but the
Wolves were more successful in their
air attack despite the fact that the
entire contest was played in the bit-
ter cold of seventeen degrees above
Fumbles provided an important
factor in the frigid contest, with
Minnesota fumbling eight times and
recovering but four and the Wolve-
rines profiting on four of the North-
men's miscues as well as snatching
one of their own.
Three scoring threats in the first
half were made by the Maize and
Blue, one of which was good for the
three point margin. Interceptions and
downs held the Wolves. In the third
period, Michigan had another excel-
lent chance as Williamson recovered
a fumbled punt on the Gopher
twenty, but the line held, a pass to
Petoskey failed, and Regeczi's punt
went over the goal-line, missing the
outside mark by inches.
Minnesota's scoring threats were
kept well without the real zone of
danger throughout the clean, hard-
fought contest.
Michigan Pos. Minnesota
Savage .... ..-.LG.........Bruhn

Reduction of the inter-allied war
debts to the United States, in con-
formity with the policy of lowering
reparations, was advocated by Prof.
Leonard L. Watkins of the economic
depairtment, in an interview yester-
day. He pointed out, however, that it
is difficult to predict exactly what
Roosevelt will do about the problem
when he enters office, since popular
opinion in the United States seems
to be against reduction.
Postponement Marks Crisis
"The request of the debtor coun-
tries for a postponement of the De-
cember war debt payments," said
Professor Watkins, "marks another
crisis in the debt question. They
have awaited the outcome of the elec-
tions to press their case in the hope
of a more sympathetic hearing. The
answer of the United States has been
delayed pending a conference be-
tween President Hoover and Presi-
dent-Elect Roosevelt.
"Prospects for the immediate set-
tlement of the debt question are not
bright. The present controversy re-
lates only to the payment of the De-
cember installments, and we can only1

debtor countries argue with reason
that the United States has followed a
doubly inconsistent policy. We have
urged the reduction of reparations
and yet refused to apply the same
logic to the inter-allied debts, or to
recognize that our ex-allies have
neither the capacity nor the will to
pay unless they collect from Ger-
many. Moreover, the high American
tariff has made the continued pay-
ment of these debts impossible. The
piling up of gold in the debtor coun-
tries and the breakdown of the gold
standard has been one of the conse-
quences of attempts to force pay-
France, declared Professor Wat-
kins, is the most able to pay of all
the debtor countries; but popular
opinion in France is definitely set
against debt payment.
Debtors May Unite
"The danger," he said, "is that if
the United States does not quickly
realize the situation, all of these
countries may unite in defaulting
payment. The odium entailed in such
a default makes it unlikely that an
individual nation will refuse to pay,
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