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December 10, 1932 - Image 6

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$580,000,000 Economy Effected,
But Hoover Asks New Taxation

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. -(P) -
President Hoover believes that, de-
spite economies totaling $580,000,000,
depression influences which have re-
duced government income necessitate
new federal taxation, if the nation
is to avoid increasing the public debt.
The President has set appropria-
tions for the fiscal year 1933-1934 at
$4,218,808,344 against $4.800,731,979
in 1932-33.
Varied Economies Urged
The reduction of $580,000,000 is to
be accomplished largely through can-
cellation of planned construction ag-
gregating half a billion or more; a
$55,000,000 saving through a tem-
porary reduction in the pay of civil
service employes, and a net saving
of $89,000,000 on payments to war
The president suggests but one new
tax-a 2% per cent general sales tax
on all items except food-which he
e ;tiniates would yield approximately
$355,000,000. He further advises con-
tinuation of the one-cent federal gas-
oline tax to yield an additional $137,-
The budget as proposed is likely to
be revised considerably before Con-
gress makes the final determination
of new taxes and expenditures.
Veterans' organizations are expect-
ed to fight reductions vigorously; in-
deed are on record as demanding
payment of a $2,000,000,000 bonus.
Sales Tax Hard Fought
Likewise in the search for new rev-
enue the sales tax may not be the
final answer. It aroused a real fight
in last winter's Congress and was de-
feated. The tax has received con-
siderable impetus since then, how-.
ever, and many observers believe it
will be adopted in some form during
the present session.
Without such taxation, the Presi-
dent predicts the public debt will be

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increased about $307,000,000 in the
fiscal year 1934.
He estimates that it will have been
increased 1,146,478,307 in the fiscal
year 1933, and that the excess of ex-
penditures in the 1932 fiscal year,
which ended June 30, was $2,472,732,-
For the three fiscal years the com-
bined excess of expenditures would
be $3,926,403,043, bringing net federal
debt near to $22,000,000,000 if the
new taxes are not arranged.
The public debt receives the larg-
est appropriation, $1,259,070,321 in
principal and' interest. Next largest
are funds for war veterans, totalling
Appropriations for the post office
total $694,508,491, but $627,000,000
of thi sum is received from postal
The army and navy get $585,558,-
780, and the treasury department
How the depression has reduced
government income is shown in the
fact that total ordinary receipts in
the fiscal year ending June, 1932,
were but $2,121,228,006 as compared
to $3,317,233,494 in 1931 and $4,177,-
941,702 in 1930.
Glee Club May
Give Proorams
Before Alumni
A new plan, still in the process of
formation, is being considered by the
Varsity Glee Club through the of-
fices of the Alumni Association, ac-
cording to T. Hawley Tapping, gen-
eral secretary of the organization.
The idea includes a series of concerts
to be given by the glee club before
the various University clubs within a
radius of approximately 150 milesg
Mr. Tapping stated that nothing
definite has been accomplished as
yet toward this end, but that he in-
tends to contact several of the
alumni clibs and obtain their re-
actions before proceeding.
The program would include music
by the glee club orchestra and groups
of songs by the members of the club,
to be given in connection with what-
ever affairs the local organization
should plan.
Next Thursday Mr. Tapping will
travel to Saginaw and Bay City with
Eugene G. O'Brien, '07, president of
the ninth alumni district and James
M. O'Dea, '09, director of the district,
both residents of Detroit, to meet the
offices of the University clubs of
those cities.
General alumni affairs will be dis-
cussed as well as the administration
of the district.
Langford Publishes
New Philosophy Text
"Symbolic Logic" is the title of a
recently-published book on philoso-
phy written by Professor C. H. Lang-
ford of the philosophy department
and C. I. Lewis of the philosophy
department at Harvard University. It
is published by the Century com-
"The book is unque in its field,"
said Dean John R. Effinger of the

Rifle Shooting;
Moore Second
Runner-Up Polishes Off
Evening's Entertainment
With His Card Tricks
Prof. Floyd N. Calhoon, of the en-
gineering school, was individual high
scorer in a faculty rifle shoot held on
the indoor range of the University
R. 0. T. C. Thursday evening. He
was awarded a smoking stand as the
first prize. Professor Calhoon made a
score of 152 out of a possible 175.
Second place went to Prof. A. D.
Moore, and third place to Prof. John
E. Emswiler, both of whom are on
the faculty of the engineering school.
Other contestants included Prof.
Phillip E. Bursley of the French de-
partment, Charles M. Davis, of the
geography department, Drs. Flo, B.
M. Hathaway, W. G. Sams, and John
C. Bugher, all of the Medical School
and University Hospital, Prof. A. F.
Sherzer of the engineering depart-
ment, and Donald A. Kerr, a tech-
nician in pathology.
Professor Moore added to the eve-
ning in his traditional manner with
sleight of hand and card tricks. After
the shoot refreshments were served.
The officials of the match were
Major Basil D. Edwards, Capt. A. B.
Custis, Capt. C. A. Powell, and Lieut.
R: R. Coursey.
Synthetic Rubies Found
As By-Product Of Bottles
URBANA, Ill., Dec. 9.-The old gag
about making diamonds from beer
bottles seems much more a reality
since the University of Illinois
ceramics department discovered that
small rubies are a by-product of
green ginger ale bottles. These
rubies are found on the inside walls
of a tank used in melting the glass.
Natural rubies are made of corun-
dum, colored by small amounts of
chromium, a hard, brittle metal. In
the process of manufacturing colored
bottles a large tank lined with fire-
clay is used to hold the molten glass.
The dust from the glass slowly
changes the surface of the lining
above the glass line into corundum.
Small amounts of chromium ab-
sorbed from the glass gives a surface
to the rubies thus formed.
These artificial rubies are beauti-
fully colored and appear real, but are
very small in most cases, which
makes the alchemy-of-glass method
of making rubies unprofitabel as yet.
literary college yesterday. A prefa-
tory note says that it appeals to two
classes of readers, it forms 'an intro-
duction of symbolic logic for elemen-
ary students, and it contains sec-
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bringing together important mater-
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Increase Of 314 Colds'Training corps are almost as nu- Students Push
Over Nov., 1931; Cases merous as any of the men who striveP
Of Influenza Reported 3 drawback isthat one has to workin Drive Against
order to receive them, according to
A sharp increase in the number an official bulletin of the department
"cold" was noticed by the Health Three classes of awards are made
Service during November for, accord- each semester: in academic work,
ing to the report for that month, 751 marksmanship, and drill, and under Campus Organizations At
cases were treated. This is an in- these main heads are various subdi- Syracuse Attempt Move
crease of 314 over the number of visions..
colds reported for November, 1931. In academic work the man receiv- For World Disarmament
There was also an increase in the ing the highest mark in each senior
number of cases of food infection or class in infantry and ordnance re- NEW YORK, Dec. 9.-A vigorous
"intestinal influenza. This was ceives a gold medal. The junior who student drive against militarism was
caused by the recent increase at ' receives the highest grade in each gaining widespread support this week
women's dormitories on the campus. class of the infantry, ordnance or as two major developments followed,
A possible relationship between the signal cdrps receives a silver medal, closely on the heel of the United
colds and food infections was sug- In the basic course the highest rank- Youth Conference Against War, held
gested by Dr. Warren E. Forsythe, ing freshmen and sophomores in in New York during :the Thanksgiv
director of the Health Service. each class in infantry and signal ing holidays and participated in by
Dispensary calls numbered 9, 126crsreivsilrmda. 613 student and young worker dele-
during the, month. This is. an 'in- 'corps receives silver medals. 63suetadyugwre ee
crease of 484 over the number han- Four awards are made each semes- gates from 53 colleges and 16 states.
die duingNovmbe a earago Ater in marksmanship : a silver medal The first of these developments
dled during November a year ago. -A trmmrsasi:asle e was the decision of eleven campus
small increase in laboratory exam- I for the highest score in freshman jwahdiion of e vesm yu
inaios, enitiatontessandtetsrifle marksmanship and a bronze organizations at Syracuse University
inations, sensitization tests, and tests medal for the second a to throw their resources behind a
for glasses was noted. highest, a silver mass peace council which would at-
The intensive search for tubercu- medal for the highest score in fresh- tempt to rally every university stu-
losis, which has been receiving more man pistol marksmanship and a dent to an immediate and positive
attention this year than ever be- bronze medal for the next ranking. program of international disarma-
fore, revealed six more cases among In drill sections five classes of ment.
the students. A rather high per- awards are made to officers and The second developmnent was the
centage of foreign students has been basic course men. To the captain of selection of a delegation of students
found tubercular and the Health the best drilled company is given a and young workers to present the
Service is now engaged in testing a gold medal, to the lieutenant com- decision of the United Youth Confer-
large number of foreign students for manding the best drilled platoon a 'ence Against War to Congress and
this disease. silver medal. The corporal of the best the State Department. This delega-
Ten cases of acute appendicitis squad in the batallion receives a sil- tion, which will go to Washington
were reported, in comparison with ver medal and the rest of the men tomorrow, will have a threefold mis-
none during the month of November in his unit bronze medals. sion. It will urge the Senate and
of 1931. A study of the records of the In addition to these the best House committees on military affairs
Health Service for the last 15 years drilled freshmen in each company to use their influence in transferring
shows no significant relationships are chosen and are awarded bronze funds now alloted for military ex-
between acute appendicitis and acute medals. All the men in the winning penditure to unemployment relief. It
respiratory infections, according 'to platoon in drill competition receive will serve notice that hundreds of
Dr. Forsythe. This would seem to dis- service ribbons in the University young Americans will resist another
prove statements of various author- colors, as do all men in the depart- war, and will call upon the State De-
ities that there is a distinct relation- ment who have a final grade of "A" partment for a list of foreign invest-
ship between these two diseases, it is tin any course in military science or ments which youth may sometime
asserted. Itactics. be called upon to protect.
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