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Report Shows
Big Reduction
In Expenses
$587,618 University Slash
For 1932-33 Announced
By Shirley Smith
11. Per Cent Is Total
Average Reduction
Cuts For Summer Session
Smaller; Full Reduction
Is Not Applied
A net 1932-33 budget reduction of
$587,618 is, the University's reply to
last spring's action of the State Leg-
islature by which University appro-
priations were cut $738,000, according
to a report by Shirley W. Smith,
vice-president and secretary, in a
Bureau of Alumni Relations bulletin
is sued yesterday.
Salaries of the faculty have been
cut and business and administrative
cost have been lowered and a rigid
survey of teaching and research de-
partments for possible savings has
been completed. The total reduc-
tions left $150,382 of the lessened
appropriations to be met from Uni-
versity reserves
Average Cut is 11 Per Cent
The salary cuts, passed by the
Board of Regents last spring, varied
from six per cent on lower salaries
to a few on higher salaries of 26.8
per cent. The total average reduc
tion was 11 per cent.
In general division reductions, the
following sums were saved. In the
president's office and the general
business office, $35,711 or 14.8 per
cent; in "other general offices," suct
as the dean of students, registrar
high school inspection, and others,
$11,122, or 5.17 per cent; in univer-
sity extension, $10,277, or 11.24 per
cent; in business departments such
as the storehouse, chemistry store,
and printing and binding, $11,080, or
9.46 per cent; in operation and main-
tenance of physical plant, $63,504,
or 8.19 per cent.
Reductions in departments of re
search and instruction amounted to
$446,367 or 0.04 per cent. Besides the
schools and colleges of the University,
these departments include the li-
brary, museums, public health work,
health service, physical education,
and the Simpson Memorial Institute,
aside from the memorial endowment
Summer Session Cuts Smaller
Because many contracts had been
made with out-state teachers for the
Summer Session, it was impossible
to apply the full reduction schedule
here, but a saving of $17,262 or 5.19
per cent was incorporated. Total re-
ductions amounted to 8.98 per cent.
"The propriety of the 15 per cent
reduction is unquestioned as a neces-
sity of the times, and the University
has met it," stated Mr. Smith in his
report. "However, the reduction in
equalized property valuations in the
state will reduce the amount received
in 1933-34, as compared with 1931-32,
by $952,000, or 19.33 per cent, a cut
in operating income which is prob-
ably greater than any other division
in the state government has received.
It would also seem that the mill tax
principle of support has proven the
claims made for it that it would auto-
matically reduce the University's in-
come during depression times."

Sought By Five
World Powers
GENEVA, Dec. 5.-(IP)-The four
big powers of Europe and the United
States set out today to gain definite
progress toward world disarmament
before Christmas, with an American
warning before them to the effect
that mere "windowdressing" will not
be satisfactory.
The American delegation also made
it plain that it understood all five
nations were entering the discussions
with the understanding that the basis
of the proceedings was "disarma-
ment, pure and simple."
The Americans said the question
of equality, raised by Germany last
summer when she withdrew from
the conference, and security, a par-
amount issue with France, were not
to be fundamentals of the conversa-
Originally the meeting was called
fin +st hennnnnmp noirnn nf et-

Speaker Garner Opens Final Session

(Associated Press Photo)
Speaker John N. Garner wielding the gavel to open an earlier
session of Congress in the same manner as he opened the short session

Tag Sale For
Cripples Will
Start Today
Galens Society Will Make
Drive; $1,500 Is Set As
Goal; Seek Student Aid
A direct appeal to students and
faculty members to aid in providing
happiness for hundreds of crippled
children in University Hospital will
be made today with the opening of
the annual two day Tag sale by
Galens, junior honorary medical so-
Members of the organization will
be stationed at street corners and on
the campus with tin buckets and
tags to solicit contributions. The
goal of the drive is $1,500, and re-
plies from fraternities and sororities
which have been approached by mail
indicate that Galens will receive
their support as usual.
With the money obtained from the
drive Galens will give a Christmas
party for the children which will
include a huge dinner and distribu-
tion of toys and candy. During the
year a workshop is maintained in the
Hospital where the children are giv-
en constructive reaction. Under the
supervision of an instructor they
model top animals in wood and make
games for their own amusement. Of
the articles which they fashion the
children are given one in every two
keep for their own and the others
are distributed in different wards of
the Hospital.
"One can scarcely imagine a more
worthwhile project than the one
which Galens society has adopted,"
said President Alexander G. Ruth-
ven yesterday. "I feel sure that stu-
dents will make the special effort
necessary this year to accord the
support which it has been given in
the past."
'Little Red School House'
Contrasted With Modern
A contrast was drawn between the
course of studies presented by "the
little red school house" and the cur-
ricula of the modern junior and sen-
ior high schools by Prof. Edgar G.
Johnston principal of the University
High School, in a radio speech which
was broadcast Sunday over the facil-
ities of the University Broadcasting
In place of the dry courses, hem-
ed in by the material contained in
one text-book and taught with the
purpose of cramming the pupil as full
of facts as possible, Professor John-
ston described the 'new method of
teaching-giving the student in jun-
ior high schools many chances to ex-
press himself in both written and
oral lessons, training in the fields
of art and music.
PITTSBURGH, Kan., Dec. 5.-W)
-A grout) of temerance workers

Frederick Wile
To Think Aloud
To His Hearers
Delays Appearance Here
To Attend 'Lame Duck'
Session Of Congress '
Frederick William Wile, Washing-
ton correspondent, Thursday night is
going to "think out loud" to his au- !
dience about the welter of political
cross-currents in the capitol during
the past few weeks, it was declared
yesterday in a letter from the jour-
nalist, received by the Oratorical As-
The letter, dated Nov. 30 from
Washington, said in part: "I hope
you are not expecting anything from
me in the way of a 'lecture' or for-
mal public address. With so many3
events taking place in Washington'
at the present time I should prefer
just to get up and think out loud,
conversationally, about the subjects
in hand, and that is my plan of cam-
paign in Ann Arbor."
Mr. Wile had delayed his appear-
ance here in order that he might
remain in the Capitol City for the
opening of the "lame duck" session
of Congress, which is fraught with
many live issues. It was said yester-
day by fae Oratorical Association
that his >ast record in the field of
journali' m, which includes outstand-
ing work abroad during the World
War, justifies an expectation of an
important a n d informative talk,
Thursday night.
Quraishi, Socialist
Club Secretary, Is
Forced To Resign
The forced resignation of Sher M.
Quraishi, Grad., from the Michigan
Socialist Club, was made known to
The Daily yesterday. Quraishi had
formerly served the club in the ca-
pacity of recording-secretary.
Known throughout the campus as
the guiding hand of the Co-Opera-
tive Boarding House, the Socialist
House, and the Co-Operative Book
Store, Quraishi characteristically
gave as the basic reason for his resig-
nation a tendency to inertia on the
part of the club.
"They were always meeting, meet-
ing, meeting," he said, "they talked
and talked, but acted very little. I
didn't have time for the meetings, so
I handed in my resignation when this
was asked of me."
Quraishi, with Erwin Linhorst and
o. H. Bridge, is noted for his effec-
tive campaigns to lower the cost of
living at the University.
He made the statement recently
that "A student can live on $250 a
year at this University." Last night
Quraishi lowered this figure to $200.
"All that is necessary is a serious
attitude on the part of the students,"
he added. "We have intellect enough
here to accomplish anything. There
is, for instance, a crying need for a
girls' rooming house at the lw nries

City Council
Votes Probe
Of Gas Plant
Committee Will Determine
Whether Reappraisal Of
Company Is Warranted
Bowling Ordinance
Action Postponed
Welfare Sewer Work Is
Given To Chicago Firm;
Public Hearing Today
After a lengthy debate, the city
council last night ordered the ap-
pointment of a special committee to
investigate the financial condition of
the Washtenaw Gas Company and to
determine whether a reappraisal
would be necessary.
The council's action grew out of a
recent request made by the corpora-
tion to the Michigan public utilities
commission for permission to issue
bonds to cover outstanding notes.
'Ihis request has already been ac-
cepted by the commission but the
city has decided to make an inves-
tigation of the corporation to deter-
mine wether the consumers have a
right to a rebate.
The council accepted the bid of the
Harris Trust and Savings company
of Chicgao for the purchase of the
$150,000 bonds issued to care for the
city's needy. A special session of the
council will meet Thursday night to
consider the methods to be used in
the construction of sewers under the
bond issue. A public hearing on the
matter will be held at 4 p. m. today1
in the city hall.
Action on a proposed ordinance
which would allow bowling alleys to,
remain open on Sundays was post-
poned pending further committee
consideration of the matter.
A communication was received by
the council from the Michigan Mu-
nicipal league inviting the city to
participate in an investigation of
public utilities regulation.
The council also received a request
from the Ann Arbor Trades Council
that home-owners who are unable to
meet payments on their property be
given work on the welfare projects, in
addition to regular welfare workers.
Debaters Will
Meet U. Of D.
In Preliminary
Will Debate Northwestern
in Conference C 1 a sh
Here Friday Night
Affirmative Varsity debaters will
meet the University of Detroit nega-
tive team at 7:30 tonight before a
Detroit audience in the last prelimi-
nary debate before the Conference
clash Friday night with Northwest-
Debaters who will represent Mich-
igan tonight are: Clinton D. San-
dusky, '34, Abraham Zwerdling, '35,
and Samuel L. Travis, '34. The ques-
tion debated will be that of the Con-
ference series: "Resolved: That at
Least 50 Per Cent of All State and
Local Revenue Should Be Derived
From Sources Other Than Tangible

Yesterday the negative Varsity
team, with James D. Moore, Grad.,
Victor Rabinowitz, '34L, and Nathan
Levy, '33L, met the Colgate Univer-
sity affirmative team in the first im-
portant Ann Arbor contest. It was a
non-decision debate, one of a series
which the Colgate debaters are hold-
ing on their annual tour of the
The first, and possibly the only,
regularly scheduled Conference de-
bates of the Western Conference De-
bating League, in which Michigan
has had championship teams for the
past two years, will be held in Ann
Arbor and Madison, Wis., when the
affirmative team meets Northwestern
here and the negative team meets
University of Wisconsin.

Special arrangements, completed
only late last night will bring John
Drinkwater, noted British author of
"Abraham Lincoln," "Robert E. Lee"
and other important plays, to Hill
Auditorium, Saturday, Dec. 10 under
the auspices of Play Production of1
the Department of Speech and Gen-
eral Linguistics.
This is only the second American
tour that this prominent modern
biographer and dramatist has made.
When he lectured in this country im-
mediately following the appearance
of his "Abraham Lincoln," Ann Ar-
bor was included in his tour; and
this year, with the limited itinerary
which includes only a half dozen
cities, the University of Michigan has
again secured him, according to an
announcement by Mr. Carl Brandt
of the speech department, last night.
His subject for his lecture this year
will be, "Literature and the Chal-
lenge of Our Age" which is reported
to have aroused unusual interest in
the cities where he has already ap-
peared because of his decidedly mili-
tant and constructively critical views
on the future of English literature.
"His views will be more than inter-
esting to those who believe that lit-
erature, as well as government and
industry, must meet the challenge
presented to us by the present dis-
turbed conditions of world life and
thought," commented Mr. Brandt.
Drinkwater is chiefly familiar to
his American audiences through his
character plays of Lincoln and Lee,
but his other works have attracted
great attention here as well as on
the continent. "Mary Stuart," "Oliver
Cromwell," "Pawn," "Swords and
Plowshares," "Bird In Hand" and
"Rebellion" are among the best
known of his dramatic productions.
Besides his work as a dramatist, Mr.
Drinkwater is a frank and bold critic
of English letters and affairs, and
a biographer of note with the lives
of Morris, Burns, and "Mr. Charles,
King of England" to his credit.
Bromage To Speak
Over NBC Network
At 8 P. M. Today
Prof. Arthur W. Bromage of the
political science department will be
heard at 8 p. m. today over the na-
tion-wide Blue Network of the Na-
tional Broadcasting Company. Pro-
fessor Bromage, together with Prof.
Leonard D. White, of Chicago Uni-
versity, and Dr. Lent D. Upson, of
the Detroit Bureau of Governmental
Research, will discuss aspects of
county government reorganization.
The discussion will be the fourth
of a post-election series of seven on
"Constructive Economy in State and
Local Government" being broadcast
under the auspices of the National
Advisory Council of Radio in Educa-
This series may be heard in Ann
Arbor through stations WMAQ of
Chicago, WGAR of Cleveland, and
WCKY of Covington, Ky.

Lecture Here
December 10
John Drinkwater, Famed
British Author, To Talk
On Literature
Has Written Plays
On Lincoln, Lee

Of Our
S Ubject

And Challenge
Age' Will Be
Of Address

.Einstein Gets Visa
To Enter U.S.; Ask
Political Leanings
Whatever Prof. Albert Einstein's po-
litical beliefs may be, America's con-
sul general at Berlin believes they
are not sufficient to bar him from
the United States and the noted
scientist will receive his visa tomor-
The state department announced
today that George S. Messersmith
had "examined Prof. Einstein in the
same manner as he would any ap-
plicant (for a passportvisa), and has
reached the conclusion that Prof.
Einstein is admittable to the United
Messersmith advised the depart-
ment he would issue the visa tomor-
row. Earlier in the day he had inter-
viewed Prof. Einstein and the scien-
tist had stomped from his office in
a rage after being asked about his
political beliefs.
Asserting he did not ask to go to
America, "your countrymen invited,
yes begged," Einstein said to Mes-
"If you don't want to give me a
visa, please say so, then Ill know
where I stand. But don't ask me
humiliating questions."
Students Are
Warned Agamst
Auto Racket
Share-Expense Auto Lines
Run On Business Basis
Are Against Law
A warning to students against the
share-expense auto lines was issued
yesterday by Inspector W. A. Jack-
son of the Michigan public utilities
commission, who has been waging a
campaign against this type of wild-
cat automobile transportation in De-
troit and vicinity during the past
This type of racket, according tc
Jackson, consists of hauling passen-
gers in private cars, improperly li-
censed and bonded, from one state t
another. Drivers are often at th
wheel twenty-four hdurs and mor
at a time, constituting a extreme risi
to the passengers, while the automo
bile used are usually old and in poo:r
mechanical condition, he stated.
State police have apprehendec
numerous drivers of this type re-
cently, as the main routes have been
covered to detect these private cars,
it was stated.
The known student agents for this
type of private automobile trip have
been apprised of the dangers, and
are refunding any money they may
have received, according to reports
last night. No action is intended
against the legitimate student owner
of a car who divides expenses among
a few friends, but any attempt to
run private automobiles on a busi-
ness basis for carrying passengers
is subject to severe penalties under
state laws, it was stated.
Former Michigan Man
Mentioned For Cabinet
Prominent among the men who are
being mentioned as possible mem-
bers of President-Elect Roosevelt's
cabinet is the Hon. Arthur F. Mul-
len, 'OOL, who is a possible choice as
Mr. Mullen is a native of Omaha,
Neb., and is a former attorney-gen-
eral of that state. He was a staunch

supporter of Mr. Roosevelt in the re-
cent campaign and acted as his floor
leader at the Chicago convention..

Repeal Tr
Stopped I
House Vot(
Turbulent Contest Mark
Speaker's Attempt T
Gain Rejection Du"n
First Day Of Sessio
Roll Is 6 Votes Shy
Of Required Margii
40 Minute Heated Debat
Precedes Vote; Senat
Rests While Awaitin
Final Hoover Messag
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5.--()-In
heavily guarded capitol, the 72
Congress began its concluding se
sion today, with a turbulent Hour
contest that abruptly ended Speak
Garner's hurry-up drive for proh
bition repeal,
The precedent-smashing move o
the silver-haired speaker for an oper
Ing day rejection of national proh
bition ended in an uproar th
echoed outside where bluecoats line
the plaza- to ward off demonstrator
The roll call for repeal, taken afte
40 minutes sharp debate befoi
jammed galleries and almost the er
tire Senate membership, which line
the rear of the chamber, was 272 t
144, six votes shy of the require
Moving along in its more seda
way, the Senate was heading tonig-
to an early discussion on the prohib:
tion issue. But it rested on ceremon
today, and after a 20-minute sessio
limited to the routine formalities a
bourned until tomorrow. Then it wi
(near President Hoover's final annu
Celebrities Mingle
Celebrities of the administratio
nd of the newly elected Democrati
'adership which takes comman
ext March 4 mingled in the open
ig day meeting of the dying Con
The hardy handclasps of the Re
ablican and Democratic membei
eturning from last November's fierc
lection contest brought scenes <
armony and good feeling, destine
a end with the beginning of wor
iter this week, when the Hoover an
loosevelt programs appear certain I
His dander up, Speaker Garner ar
"ounced after the prohibition repel
)attle that he would consider r
>ther resolution at this session bi
the one rejected today. His wor
argued a special session of the ne
Congress next spring shortly aft
Gov. Roosevelt takes over the pre
Confusion In House
The confusion on the House flo
was such that no attempt was mac
at further business after the repe
roll call.
The Senate Democrats gained
plurality for the first time in :
years as Walter Walker, of Colorad
took the oath as an appointee to ho
the seat of the late Sen. Waterm
for a few days. However, he is de
tined to yield soon to Carl C. Schu:
ler, Republican who defeated him:t
the recent election. The Democrat
leadership turned down any move '
seize control from the Republica
until March 4.
Policemen augmented the staff

regular doorkeepers as the select fe
with tickets gained admission to tb
galleries. The wide plaza in frontc
the capitol was cleared and guarde
but the demonstrators were unat
to leave their detention camp sever
miles away.
Extra Session Threat
By Roosevelt Is See
WARM SPRINGS, Ga., Dec. 5.
(RP)-Rejection of the prohibition r
peal resolution by the House broug
a threat of an extra session of Co:
gress early in the new administratio
today as Franklin D. Roosevelt beg:
preparations for his return to A
The President-elect refrained frc
comment, but some of those famili
with the conferences he has be
holding with members of Congre
regarded the repeal vote as one whi
might forecast failure of beer legi
lation in the event of a preside
tial veto.
A measure to legalize heer h,

Play Production's 'Beggar On
Horseback' Shown Last Night

Play Production's presentation of
"The Beggar On Horseback," by
George S. Kaufman and Marc Con-
nelley, featuring Frances Manchester,
'34 and Leonard Stocker, '34, opened
in the Laboratory Theatre last night
before a near-capacity house.
Nearly all of the tickets have al-
ready been sold for the performances
on Wednesday and Friday nights, ac-
cording to Charles Harrell, '34, busi-
ness manager.
"The absurdity of the situations
in 'The Beggar On Horseback' is its
greatest appeal," J. M. O'Neil of the
speech department declared in an in-
terview last night. "The play is basi-

Play Production and little theatres
and college organizations all over
the country have played it time and
time again."
"For me," he said, "the Widget Art
Factory where they had poets in
cages writing poetry on order was the
most amusing thing in the play. I
also found the mansion with the
three butlers very funny."
One scene that Professor O'Neil de-
scribed was the burlesque on the
business meeting of the busy business
man. The whole scene was a take-
off on the predilection of big .execu-
tives to gather for conferences over
"Th Le tvariety in pharetr and

Choral Union Will
'The Messiah'


meeting here to pray for rejection
of prohibition repeal, didn't have
time to pray before the news arrived
from Washington that the proposal

The annual presentation of the
Christmas portion of Handel's ora-
torio "The Messiah." willtaira niarn


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