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The Weather
Snow, somewhat warmer
Wednesday; Thursday fair and


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VOL. XLIH No. 68


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Council Gives
Fund $100 To
Aid Students
To Make Donation Instead
Of Sending Delegates To
Conference At Tulanc
Committee Reports
On Honor System
Will Start Campaign For
Inauguration of Plan
After Christmas
One hundred dollars was contrib-
uted to the Student Good Will Fund
last night as the Student Council de-
cided to donate that amount to the
fund instead of sending a represen-
tative to the Student Council Confer-
ence at Tulane, New Orleans.
Stressed financial c o n d i t i o n
among many students, according to
the consensus of opinion among the
councilmen, made such action advis-
able. Joseph Zias, '33, president, was
selected at a recent meeting to repre-
sent the University at the conference.
A motion was passed, however, with
4 of the 13 present opposed, to re-
scind its action on the matter.
Might Appropriate $50
The Council decided to appropriate
$50, half of the expenses to send
a delegate, if President Alexander G
Ruthven thought it advisable, pro-
viding the University would furnish
the remainder.
Definite action will be taken by
the Council after Christmas to in-
augurate the Honor System of ex-
aminations in the literary college, it
was decided by a motion which pass-
ed unaCniously at themeeting last
night.! Cecil cantrill, '33E, said that
after conferring with deans of the
various schools he found none of
them opposed to the plan.
Bursley Is Skeptical
Joseph A. Bursley, dean of stu-:
dents, was quoted by Cantrl as say-
bag that ha did .not belleve thi ~the
system would work, although he was
not opposed to it.
A report prepared by W. R. Hum-
phreys, assistant dean of the literary
college, dated Dec. 7, 1926, stated
that to have the honor system work'
it would be necessary to have the
student sentiment in favor of it, and
that the Student Council is the or-
ganization that should bring the
problem before the students, accord-
ing to a report made by Cantrill.
Student Interest Is Weak d
In an all-campus election three
years ago, only 350 students voted
:n the question of whether or not the
honor system should be inaugurated
n the University. Prof. Phillip Burs- f
ley, of the French department, inter-
preted this as meaning the studentsr
were not interested in it, according
o Cantrill.
The Council committee which is
nvestigating, the practicability of
adnntin t hnnen ivstm. consist-

Where 14 Died In Mine Blast

Fear Sports
Cut As Grid

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Returns Fallr Gather Here
tendance Only 5,400 Nation's Leaders To Hold
Under Last Year's, But Annual Convention Here,
Total Income Is Lower First Time Since 1905
eduction In Minor To Honor Hollander;
ctivities Probable Will Fete Novy Also

Aigler Sees Eliminaation Michigan Scientist To Be
Of Some Units As Only Honorary Head; Began
Way To Balance Budget Course Here In 1889
FOOTBALL ATTENDANCE 1932 More than 300 of the nation's lead-
Michigan State................... 1 ing bacteriologists will gather in Ann
NIhnoiste................... .21,022 Arbor Dec. 28, 29 and 30, when the
Princton........................27,815 Society of American Bacteriologists
Chicago .......................... 24,450Batrogis
Ohio State (away)................ 40,000 holds its thirty-fourth annual con-
Indiana (away)...................10,000 vention here.
Minnesota (away) ................. 25,000
- 3 The chairman of the convention
T l ..-...',- ' will be Prof. M. H. Soule, of the Med-
1931 Total......................228,720 ical school. Prof. F. G. Novy, also of
the medical school, will be honorary
By JOHN THOMAS chairman.
Despite the fact that attendance The meeting will be the first that
at football games this year decreased the society has held at the University
only 5,400 or 2.3 per cent over 1931, since 1905. John Hopkins University
further reductions in sports activities was chosen by the association last
for 1933-34, caused by a drop in gate year as the scene of its annual par-
receipts, today seemed probable fol- e_ h

(Associated Press Photo)
The above picture was taken as wives, relatives and xellow workmen
gathered at the mouth of the Albuquerque-Cerrillos Coal company mine
at Madrid, N. M., to learn the fate of 14 miners entombed by an explo-
sion. All were found dead.

Meal Tickets, old
Shoes Contributed
To Good Will Fund
Everything from meal tickets for
local restaurants to used clothes and
hoes is already being contributed to
he Student Good Will Fund it was
i~nnounced at a genieral committee
necting yesterday afternoon.
Although an active drive has not
)een started, checks acid pledges for
Sash contributions are being received
laily by Chair ma n John fi, Huss at 4-eUin
the Union.'
Among the- donations yesterday
vas a check from aresident of a!
.mall town 50 miles from Ann Arbor,
who is supporting the fund although
ae is in no way connected with the
Jniversity. Interest among other out
Af town persons was shown by a cash
:ontribution made yesterday which
was collected from the audience at a
ecture for Michigah graduates which
vas held in Detroit recently.
Assistance made possible by the
-ood Will Fund is being given daily
-o students who are applying at the
deans' offices.
Students are urged by the Good
'Rill committee to bring used clothes
>ack from home with them after the
,oliday vacation to contribute to the
New Organizat ion
To Sponsor Social
outdoor Activities

Britton Takes
Stan In. Case
Convicted Slayer Gives
Confusing Testimony In
Trial Of Negro
An attempt on the part of the at-
torney for the defense to discredit
the testimony which Tom Britton,
Ypsilanti negro, confessed killer of
Cap Deatherage, featured the trial
yesterday of Carry H. Baylis, colored
who is on trial for the same offense
in the county court before Judge
George W. Sample.
Harry Bledsoe, colo:ed attorney for
Baylis, obtained contradictory state-
ments from Britton, who at first den-
led that he had had a serious quar-
rel with Deatherage and later admit-
ted that he was angry at the time of
the crime.
The testimony which Britton had
given in his own trial two weeks ago
was read by Bledsoe and contradic-
tions were found on many minor
points. The examination to which
Britton had been subjected directly
after his apprehension was also re-
Albert J. Rapp, attorney for the
prosecution, had Britton tell in de-
tail all the actions which led up to
the crime, which occurred early on
the morning of Nov. 26. Even the
date on which the deed was done
came into some shadow of doubt be-1

lowing the annual report of Prof.
Ralph W. Aigler, chairman of the
Board in Control of Athletics, made
public last night.
Lower ticket prices were given as
the principal reason for the decreas-
ed football receipts. According to an
estimate compiled by The Daily, the
revenue received this year by the
Athletic Association, after the visit-
ing teams' share had been deducted,
was approximately $201,000, or $27,-
000 less than the 1931 receipts of
All Programs Reduced
The Board last Saturday reduced
all athletic programs by at least 15
per cent as a result of low 1931 re-
ceipts. With a greater reduction in
ncome this season, a further cut for
next year sen t assired
Concermng the probable policies
for next year, Professor Aigler states,
By a continuation of the policy of
retrenchment and economy during
;he present academic year it will be
possible to balance the budget. It
may be necessary to eliminate some
of the customary activities. ,.In two
large items of expense, namely inter-
eat and plant operation and main-
tenance, there is little if any chance'
for saving. The salary list is already
low compared with that of other'in-
Atitutions. The chief opportunity for
economies, then, must be in the elim-
ination of some of the activities."
1931 Income $236,000
Income from all sports in 1937
was $236,534.74 and total disburse-
ments were $120,073.38. No incom
resulted from cross country, golf
fencing or gymnastics. Receipts in
cluded $80,407.69 from student cou
pon books; $370.48 interest fror
bank balances; towel and locker feet
$1,380.51; sale of refreshments, $1,-
660.06; and miscellaneous sources,
D'ring the last year, the Board in
Control of Athletics reduced its in-
debtedness for plant additions about
$40,000 and paid $36,635.25 interest
on bonds.
A detailed report of receipts for the
previous year, made public last night,
shows the following income:
Track.................$ 485.24
Basketball .............. 3,639.50E
Wrestling ............. 11.50
Hockey ............ .3,065.17
Tilden Tennis Exhibition ... 824.00
Political Science Faculty
To Attend Detroit Meet
Most of the members of the polit-
ical science department have an-
nounced that they will attend parts
or all of the twenty-eight annual
meeting of the American Political
Science Association, which will be
held Dec. 28, 29 and 30 in Detroit.
Seniors who fail to purchase
picture coupons and have sittings
before Dec. 16 will not get their
photographs in the 'Ensian, John
A. Carstens, '33, business manager,
announced yesterday.
Coupons may be bought at the

I Avy. 1

Short Of 1931
Income B $24
Gross Receipts For This
Year Total $871; Profit
Goes To Theatre Fund
The Sophomore Cabaret fell $24
short of reaching last year's net in-
come, according to figures which
were released by Hilda Kirby, chair-
man, yesterday.
The total income this year was
$871 while the approximate expendi-
tures amounted to $391. Last year
$504 was raised.
The proceeds of the Cabaret go to
the Undergraduate Fund, begun in
1927 to build the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre. The women of the campus
at that time pledged $50,000, which
they planned to raise by such func-
tions as the Cabaret and the Junior
Girls Play.
Less than $13,000 of this pledge is
still to be raised. The dancing classes
have raised $375 so far this year,
;chile the bridge class has made more

cause of Britton's feeble intellectual
An organization having as its pur- In reply to a question which Bled-
aose the sponsoring of social out- soe put to him, Britton said that
loor recreational activities is under when he returned from killing
formation on the campus.
Proposed about a month ago, it (Continued on Page 2)
took definite shape as a result of a
series of meetings between Earl N.
iiskey and Randolph W. Webster, ry Leaders.
representingthe Intramural depart-
mick and Helen Dewitt from therd
League, and various representatives
from student groups. Rismg Flood
The organization was first insti-
-ated by Miss McCormick and the
Rev. Alfred Lee Klaer, director of WASHINGTON, Dec. 13. - (M -
resbyterian student activities, who a powerful movement


Saw a need for such a society, and
,alled a meeting to consider it.
The Intramural department, the
Women's Athletic Association, the
Jnion, the League, the Boy Scouts,
the Y. M. C. A., student church
groups, and the Building and
grounds department under the di-
rection of C. F. Pardon and 0. E.
Roszel, have all joined in the under-
taking and offered their facilities
znd services to the advancement of
the club. The project has been ap-
proved and supported by President
Alexander G. Ruthven.
"The purpose of the organization
is to promote informal outdoor social
recreation," Mr. Klaer stated, "and
to introduce faculty and other inter-
asted personalities into the recrea-
tional life of the student. These in-
formal gatherings are open both to

to modiy the Prohiition laws, chief-
tains in the dry cause smashed their
full force against the Collier beer bill
today before the House ways and
means committee.
They wefe led by Bishop James
Cannon, Jr.1 of the Methodist Episco-
pal Church, South, who asserted Con-
gress is without authority to fix the
alcoholic content of beverages, and
they enthusiastically battered their
argument at the committee despite
close questioning from its members.
Drawing the largest crowd that had
jammed the big chamber since the
hearings began last Wednesday with
the wets' testifying, the drys put for-
ward Deets Picket, research secretary
or the Board of Temperance, Prohibi-
cion, and Public Morals of the Meth-
odist Episcopal Church. Mrs. Ella A.
Boole, president of the national Wo-

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