Occasional s n o w Sunday,
Monday; continued cold.
Lame Duck Effects Not
Ba;State Income Tax
General Property Tax.
VOL. XLIII No. 66
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 1932
Democratic Floor Leader
Tells Of Ways, Means
Brewers Make Plea
For Quick Action
Decision Will Hinge On
Alcoholic Content Which
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.--An un-
official statement by Rep. William T.
Rainey of Illinois, Democratic floor-
leader in the House, tonight de-
clared that the House would offer a
repeal resolution in a special session
to be called shortly after March 4,
unless the present Congress should
pass such a resolution. Mr. Rainey
said that he had not. been given au-
thority to niake a statement to that
effect, but that he believed that the
resolution would be passed without
Speaking over a nation-wide radio
network, Mr. Rainey stated that the
government is losing $5,000 a min-
ute by refusing to tax alcoholic bev-
erages, a tax of which other nations
are taking advantage.
The Ways and Means Committee
-,of the House is now preparing a bill
which will legalize beer, Mr. Rainey
said. Testimony has been heard from
brewers and wine-makers, and hear-
ings for those opposed to any mod-
ification of the existing law will take
place next, he said.
Brewing interests have presented
testimony to the committee, he de-
clared, which points out that the
federal government would receive
enough money from a tax on beer to
enable it to finance operations with-
out resorting to the odious sales tax.
The whole question of any modifi-
cation hinges about the question of
how high an alcoholic content will
not be consi.ered "intoxicating," and
hence not conflivt with the eight-
eenth Amendment, Mr. ainey de-
clared. Brewers have produced sev-
eral experts, iicluding one college
professor, who testified that a beer
having an alcoholic content of 3.75
per cent by weight is not intoxi-
Final Receipts Expected
To Exceed Last Year's;
$349 Already Taken In
With $349 already in, the Sopho-
more Cabaret was headed late last
night for a greater financial success
than last year's party which netted
A net profit of $283.74 was reached
yesterday afternoon in comparison
with $258 at the same time last year.
In addition, Fun Alley showed a pro-
fit of more than $25. With a larger
crowd than Friday night, the con-
sensus of opinion among the chair-
men of the various committees was
that the grand total would surpass
that of last year.
"The girls have shown ability and
leadership which is far superior to
that of such a group in the past,"
said Ethel A. McCormick last night.
"Everything has been done right here
in the League by the girls them-
selves," she continued." The party
has been a grand success and I am
confident that the total will exceed
that of last year.
The fund from the Cabaret and
Fun Alley will go to the Under-
graduate Fund which helps to pay off
the League mortgage. When the fund
was started, the goal was $50,000, but
since has been reduced to $13,000 by
the contributions of various activities,
such as the Cabaret.
Sixty-one girls took part in the
five acts, presented between dances,
and 45 were on the receiving com-
mittee, in addition to the girls work-
ing in Fun Alley.
Play Production Show
Concludes Record Run
A record-breaking run of "The
Beggar On Horseback" by George S.
Violinist Here Tomorrow
First American Debut Of
Famous Violinist Made
With Boston Symphony
Efrem Zimbalist, Violinist, will
present the fourth concert of the
Choral Union series at 8:15 p. m.
tomorrow in Hill Auditorium.
The noted artist, whose career has
included numerous tours of the Uni-
ted States and other countries of the
world, is an American citizen, al-
though Russian by birth. His Ber-
lin debut was made in November,
1907, when he played the Brahms
concerto. Two months later he made
his first London appearance and
then went on a tour of. the music
centers of Europe, receiving acclaim
His American debut was made on
Oct. 27, 1911, with the Boston-Sym-
phony Orchestra, which pitesented
the first concert of the Choral Un-
ion series earlier this year.
Mr. Zimbalist's worc in the musical
field includes a great deal of com-
position. Aside from his operetta
"Honeydew," he has created "Suite
in Old Form" for violin and piano,
"Three Slavic Dances," "Fantasy on
the Motives of Rimsky-Korsakoff's
'Coq d'Or," arrangements for the vio-
lin, and many other numbers. His
most recent is a Sonata for violin
and piano, in G minor, which receiv-
ed its first performance in Carnegie
Hall, New York, March 5, with Em-
manuel Bey at the piano.
His program tomorrow night is as
follows: "Chaconne," Vitali; "Con-
certo," Mendelssohn; "Suite Bizarre,"
Achron; "Tambourin Chinois," 'La
Gitana," Kreisler; "Waltz in G Flat,"
Chopin-Spalding; "Gypsy. Airs," Sa-
Monnett Gets Valuable
Player Award At M.S.C.
EAST LANSING, Dec. 10.-(')-
Robert C. Monnett, the Bucyrus, O.,
halfback, tonight was declared the
most valuable man on the Michigan'
State football varsity during the
The selection, made by a commit-
tee of alumni, students, and business
men, was announced at the annuala
football banquet for high school stars
here tonight. The trophy, known as
"The. Gov. Brucker award" was pre-
sented by the executive.
Man In Peril
Handful Of People Hears
Drinkwater; Plan For
Lectures Receive Jolt
War Attacked In
Says Decent Englishman
Does Not Believe That
American Is Grasping
A warning against the peril of
man's domination by the machine
was delivered by John Drinkwater,
famed English poet and dramatist,
to a handful of people last night in
Speculation as to the probable ef-
fect of the extremely poor attend-
ance upon the proposed lecture pro-
gram of Play Production was wide-
spread following the presentation.
Valentine B. Windt of the speech de-
partment, director of Play Produc-
tion, was not available to make a
statement. The organization had
planned to bring several literary
lights to Ann Arbor in the near fu-
ture "if the demand warrants it."
Total attendance at last night's ad-
dress was estimated at 200.
Effects of War
Mr. Drinkwater, in his lecture, re-
viewed his impressions of modern
life. The effects of the World War
upon modern civilization were heav-
ily stressed and war itself was scored
by the playwright..
"We can make this contribution"
(toward prevention of war), he said.
"We can hesitate to impute wrong
motives to the other fellow.
The speaker, although stating that
he didn't know a solution to the war
debt question, made this comment:
"No decent Englishman really thinks
of the American as a grasping fellow
who wants to get more than his
d u e. F-
He emphasized that modern writ-
era in England and America have
two points in common: first, they re-
flect the life of their time; second,
they have steadfastly refused to be
stampeded by "the false vision of
life as reflected in the newspapers."
Newspapers, he stated, present on
their front pages an emboglio of
murder, divorce, robbery, and sim-
ilar sensationalism. However, the in-
ner pages publish material which is
highly contributive . to the welfare,
instruction, and improvement of
mankind. "This indicates," said Mr.
Drinkwater, "that the front page of
a newspaper is not an accurate re-
flection of the average man."
Readings of original unpublished
poetry were delivered at the begin-
ning and end of the lecture.
In an interview following the lec-
ture, Mr. Drinkwater gave the infor-
mation that he was making prepara-
tions for the writing of two new
plays, one about Robert Burns; he
commented on the presence ofsex
in modern literature, and gave his
opinion of American poets and the
medium of free verse in general.
FRANCE WILL PAY
PARIS, Dec. 10.- () - Although
Premier Herriot has yet to announce
the fact, it was asserted in official
circles tonight that he undoubtedly
will recommend to parliament that
next Thursday's payment of interest
on the French war debt to the United
States be made with reservations.
Music Groups Complete
Final Preparations For
Giving Annual Oratorio
To Go To Welfare
University Choral Union,
Symphony Orchestra To
Aid; Moore Is Director
In expectation of a capacity au-
dience, directors of the music school
presentation of Handel's "Messiah"
have completed final preparations
for the singing of the annual pro-
duction at 4:15 p. m. today in Hill
Twenty-five cents will be charged
this year for admission, the proceeds
to go to the Ann Arbor Community
Fund. It was stressed by the com-
mittee that persons who feel they
can pay more for their tickets in the
interests of charity are at liberty to
Principals in the performance will
be Professors Laura Littlefield, so-
prano, and Arthur Hackett, tenor, of
the School of Music; Helen McClaf-
lin, contralto, of Kent, 0., and King
Kellogg, bass, of Albion College Con-
servatory, both former students in
the music school here. The T~niver-
>ity Choral Union, of 350 singers, and
the University Symphony Orchestra
with nearly 100 musicians, will be
heard. The entire performance will
be conducted by Musical Director
Earl V. Moore. The production is
sponsored by the University Musical
Phi Kaa Phio
Holds Initiat o n
How Dickinson Rates Top Elevens
Awarded Second Pla
Pitt And Purdue Tra
Ohio Leads Notre Da
Won Lost Tied Points
S. Calif. .. .
Ohio State -
. . . . ... .
Goes To N
. . . ' . . . .
Wolverine Football Eleven
Hailed National Champions
Under Dickinson Systen
. . .*.*. .*. . '. . . .
State To Select
Not Curtailed Candidates For
By Budget Cuts
Athletic Board Announces
Teams Will Continue As
Usual; Reduction Slight
Committee Will Name 2
To Represent Michigan;
Hold Meeting Tomorrow
Prestige Brings Ver
1921 'Four HorseI
Are Trophy Spon
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 10.-
Although Southern California's
jans defeated Notre Dame tod
finish the regular season undei
and untied, the University of
igan tonight was declared win
the Knute K. Rockne met
trophy, symbolic of the na
football championship, unde:
Dickinson rating system.
Southern California won one
game than the Wolverines, but
Frank G. Dickinson of the Univ
of Illinois, originator of the s3
said Michigan outranked the
jans, because of the superior
middle western football in int
Michigan had a rating of
with Southern California seco
26.81. Pittsburgh, undefeatec
tied by Ohio State and Neb
had 26.49 for third place and
due ranked next with 26.33. Cc
the only undefeated and untie(
jor eastern eleven, rated fifth,
By JOHN THOMAS Rhodes scholarship candidates from'
An official announcement that the the state of Michigan will be selected
reduction in sports budgets for this morrow at a meeting of the state
season will be no greater than "con- doymiyteJn it was. announced yester-
sistent with efficiency" followed the day by Dean John R. Effingr of the
meeting yesterday morning of the literary college, chairman.
Boar inContol f Atletcs.Seven candidates will be considered
Board in Control of Athletics. by the committee, said Dean Effinger.
The announcement indicates that Of these, two will be selected and
Michigan, unlike other Big Ten their names will be sent to the dis-
schools, will be able to retain all its trict committee. Of the 12 nominees
Varsity sports, although the teams from the six states in the district,
must operate under reduced budgets. four will be chosen to receive scholar-
Prof. Ralph W. Aigler, chairman of ships to Oxford University.
the board, said last night that the The naies of the seven candi-
"ut is approximately 15 per cent, re- dates from this state were not re-
ductions in individual sports varying ealeA r he wio referr tn the dis-
Literary School Has 32 In
Honor Group; 5 Faculty
Members Are Accepted
Phi Kappa Phi, National Honorary
Scholastic Fraternity, today had ini-
tiated 52 seniors and five faculty
members at their annual dinner.
Those having scholastic /averages in
the upper three per cent were chosen
in this winter election.
Faculty membersninitiated were
Professor Louis L Bredvold, Edward
L. Ericksen, Carl E. Guthe, Louis A.
Hopkins and Norman F. Miller.
There were 32 students from the
College of Literature, Science and;
The Arts honored. The list includes
All en H. Berkman, Samuel Diener,
Ruth E. Dietrich, Vincent C. Di Pas-
quale, Earl H. Fellhauer, Anne E.
Goss, Elizabeth Gribble, Marian L.
Heald, Mirian L. Heald, Miriam J.
Lester C. Houck, Margaret J. Keal,
Emil J. Konopinski, Harry Kraus,
Virginia M. Ladd, Morris Lazerowitz,
Alan V. Lowenstein, Neil W. Mac-
Intyre, Carl L. Rollinson, Annette B.
Marion R. Schmidt, John H. Sea-
bury, Wilfred S. Sellars, Herbert B.
Sharlitt, Elizabeth B. Shull, Con-
stance H. Steinberg, Josephine H.
Stern, Helen I. Travis. Edward C.
Varnum, Martin Wagner, William J.
Weipert, Samuel Weiss, and Cleo C.
The College of Engineering was:
next,, placing 9 new members. They
are Erwin R. Boynton, Owen K.
Brown, Richard N. Cogger, Harold P.
Hesler, Jorge J. Jiminez, Victor R.
Matulaitis, 1Mathias F. Matzek, Irvin
J. Sattinger, and George M. Skinner.
From the College of Dental Sur-
(Continued on Page 6);,
Donations Swell Total
Of Student Poor Fund
A pledge from a group of stu-
dents to subscribe $20 a month for
the rest -of this 'school year and
numerous, smaller subscriptions
continued to add to the newly
founded Student Good Will Fund
There were also a few calls
from persons with used clothes to
donate according to John W.
Teic . airm ati,,r~.c ,.r,.of
new budget were not disclosed, it was
,aid that minor sports would not be
°urtailed by the reductions.
Rumors that several athletic teams
"aced drastic cuts in traveling ex-
ienses were vehemently denied by
?rofessor Aigler. He branded a re-
)ort that the budget for one sport
"ad been cut nearly 90 per cent as
'utterly ridiculous." It had also been:
'eported unofficially that at least
wo minor sports hadbeen so heav-
'ly cut as to prohibit out-of-town
The reduced operating budget are
being met in some cases by addi-
tion of games outside the Conference,
for which traveling expenses are paid
by the home team, to the schedules.
The board voted to accept all
schedules so far completed, although
the dates for release were not agreed
upon. The present officers were
elected to continue in their positions
with Professor Aigler as chairman.
Temperature Drops To
6.8; Snow Expected
Storm centers were bearing down
upon Michigan from two directions
Saturday and Meteorologist Clarence
J. Root, head of Detroit's branch of
the United States Weather Bureau,
said that there was no telling when
the snow would end.
The lowest temperature record
here yesterday was 6.8 degrees. At 7
p. m. it was 18.6 degrees.
A final decision on the four scholar-
ships to be awarded from this district
should be available about Dec. 19,
Dean Effinger said.
Three of the seven nominees to be
considereed tomorrow are from the
University, three from Albion Col-
legee, and one from Princeton Uni-
versity. An applicant has the choice
of entering from his educational in-
stitution or from his home state. .
Dean Effinger has invited the other
members of the state committee
(James K. Watkins and Edgar H.
Ailes from Detroit, W. R. Burwell
from Cleveland, and Prof. John P.
Dawson of the law collegee), the
seven candidatees, and Prof. Arthur
L. Cross of the history department,
chairman of the University commit-
tee, to a luncheon at noon tomor-
row at the Union.
Menefee Urges Buiding
Of St. Lawrence Seaway
:ating, and the Tournament of Rc
ontest between Southern Califor
.nd Pittsburgh will have no bear
:n his calculations.
A table of differential points, cc
piled on the basis of intersectio
games, rated the various sections
,he country as follows:
Middle west, plus 4.77; southw
?lus 1.36; east, 0; south, -2.59;
Six, -2.50; Pacific Coast, -2.71.
The trophy is sponsored by
famous "Four Horsemen" of NC
Dame, members of the 1924 Ir
regular backfield, HarryStuhldrel
James Crowley, Don Miller and
Tr oans Beat
Declining quality of the iron ore
which can be mined in the Great
Lakes region is threatening to limit
the industry which has been built up
on this raw product, according to
Prof. Ferdinand N. Menefee of the
College of Engineering, whose talk
on the subject "The St. Lawrence
Shipway," was broadcast last night
over the facilities of the University
Broadcasting Service. P.rofessor Men-
efee quoted William 0. Hotchkiss,
president of Michigan College of
Mines and Technology.
Autotram, NewRailroad Coach,
To Revolutionize Transportation
Discussion Of Scottsboro Case
Appears In Latest 'Law Review'
Notre Dame Out.Smart
As Southern Californ
Wins 19th Straight Gai
MEMORIAL COLISEUM, Los .
geles, Dec. 10.-(P)--Southern C
fornia outplayed Notre Dame
three periods and out-smarted
visitors all the way today to win
annual football battle between
Trojans and Ramblers, 13 to 0
record crowd of 100,000 saw
home team win its 19th strai:
game and move a step closer t(
second national championship in
Southern California rode to vic
on the flying feet of Irvine (Coti
Warburton, a pint-size quarterb
a sensational catch of a forward r
by Bob McNeish and a series of w
placed quick kicks.
Warburton started his team on
road to the first score in the sec
period by returning a Notre D
punt 39 yards to the visitors'
yard line, and then dashed to
30-yard line on the next play. N
Dame called a halt through the
then, but Homer Griffith on foi
down, with the ball on the 31-y
line, tossed a pass to McNeish,
made 'a sensational catch over
head two-yards from the goal
and stepped over.
A quick kick in the third pe
was fumbled by Chuck Jaskwl
Bob Erskine recovering for the'
By JOHN C. HEALEY
Making its first public appearance
early last week in Battle Creek, the
Autotram, the first streamlined,
automotive type of coach ever made
for use on American railroads, is a
prophecy of a revolutionary step in
Twentieth Century railroad trans-
The idea of this new type of rail-
road coach originated to fill a very
definite need that has been felt on
the railroads of the country for some
means of competing with present day
motorized organizations, according
to officials of the Clark Equipment
Co., makers of the car.
The first actual run was witnessed
Construction of the coach is all
that one would expect in the most
recent development in fast travel,,
combining features of the airplane,
the automobile, and the present rail-
road train. The streamline design
carries out a principle of aircraft
and the metal of which it is con-
structed is the same type that is used
in the United States Navy dirigible,
Power for the coach: is supplied by
a 16-cylinder gasoline engine of the
automotive type and the springs are
also of automotive design. In shape
the. entire body resembles a rocket,
the rear tapering to a long point and
the front being elliptical, with the
Ino,',,. vofhhn + iv. 1 .v.4.'-- ,._
By C. HART SCHAAF
A timely discussion of the Consti-
tutional aspects of the Scottsboro
rape case is included in the Decem-
ber issue of The Law Review, which
appeared yesterday and will be dis-
tributed tomorrow. The article was
prepared by Maurice S. Culp, re-
search assistant in the law school.
The alleged crime, which involved
seven colored youths, occured on a
freight train in March, 1931. A posse
took the negroes from the train and
lodged them in jail at Scottsboro.
Following the formal indictment,
March 31, the court appointed the
entire Scottsboro bar as a counsel
for the arraigning. The, trial was set
for April 6. The accused were young,
ignorant, and illiterate negroes who
based upon the physical surround-
ings, which were alleged to prevent a;
fair trial, the lack of counsel, and the
denial of equal protection in jury
selection. The motion was overruled,
and the Supreme Court of Alabama
affirmed the judgments.
The Supreme Court of the United
States, on Nov. 7, 1932, reversed the
judgment on the ground that due
process had been denied the defen-
dants because they were not afforded
a fair opportunity to offer 'a defense
because of lack of counsel.
In the Law Review comment, the
extent of the Supreme Court's power
and the implications of its action are
analyzed. The specific approach to
the problems involved is through a
discussinn of equalm nrntetinn in the