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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 1933

PRICE FIVE

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Of ficials Say
Union CanDo
CouncilWork
Underclass Committee Is
Favored To Take Over
Council Functions
Politics Would Not
Enter New Group

Urges Economy

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ly Exercises
er, Declares
Of Union
ation of the sug-
Union underclass
ver the functions.
mcil was expressed
n W. Lederle, Un-
al methods of ap-
Union committee-
osen by the merit'
wct that the Union
y have the neces-
to take over the
:ouncil, were cited
E, chairman of the
tee, and John H.
g secretary, as ad-
or the transfer of

on
ars," Ledorle
vor of abol-
cil and hav-
r its meager
the Council
as a conse-a
t out its few
manner.
through thej
carried out
Council for
e credit," hea
ember as a
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RomSurvey .
Of Fraternities.
Becks To Determne Need
For Freshman Entrance
To Houses Next Term
A survey is being made by The
Daily to discover the number of va-
cant rooms in fraternity houses in
order to approximate 'the savings
which would be, brought about by
freshmen living in the houses dur-
ing the second semester.
Plans have been inaGe to bring a
proposal before the Interfraternity
Council at its next meeting Jan. 11,
to permit such action.'
Charles Jeweti, secretary of the
Council, said he believes, that an
average of five men could be taken
in by each house. This would prob-

Economy Axe
Is Urged On
State Solons
Comstock Presents Plan
For 'War On Waste' And
Taxation System Change
His Outline Marked
By 'Startling' Shifts
Other Proposals To Come;
New Governor Favors
Tax On Utilities Income
LANSING, Jan. 5.-(0P)-Gov. Wil-
liam A. Comstock today placed be-
fore the State Legislature an admin-
istrative program which would revise
the taxation system, promote rigid
economy, and extend greater welfare
aid to stricken communities.
Many of his proposals were star-
tling in their contrast to present
practices. He gave the legislature
only an outline of the objectives he
hoped to attain, deferring the detail
of the proposed legislation until bil
now being drafted are completed. It
was one of the shortest guberna-
torial measures in state history.
Partially Silent
A number of changes in state gov-
ernment which the governor has
stated he favors were not touched
upon in the message. He planned to
supplement his recommendations
later. He also hopes that many prob-
lenns not of immediate need of solu-
tion may be postponed to a later
constitutional convention or special
legislative session. Following submis-
sion of his program the governor
amplified on it briefly by saying that
his advocacy of a combined sales and
gross income tax means that lie fa-
vors a tax on sales and a levy on the
gross income of utilities becaus they
FAV ly se"rv 'e nd cannot readily
b -reachdb a sales meas ure. He
stated he believes Michigan should
move slowly in regard to legislation
until it is known what is to happen
to Federal Prohibition regulations.
Excerpts of Speech
Following are some excerpts from
Governor Comstock's speech::
'This administration must face
and solve problems of present emerg-
ency and future policy which will de-
mand of us all the utmost in pa-
tience, self-sacrifice, patriotism and
co-operation."
"This Legislature will be deluged
with a flood of requests for legisla-
tion purporting to cure each and
every one of the ills we are suffering.
It is proper and right that all re-
quests be given due consideration,
but we should bear in mind that ill
considered, or selfishly inspired, or
partially corrective legislation will
only make matters worse."
* * *
"The necessity for rigid economy
in the administration of State af-
fairs is increasingly evident. You will
have before you an excellent and ex-
haustive study made by a committee
of the last Legislature on this sub-
ject. The economies recommended
should be the minimum endeavor of
this Administration.'.

be submitted to
ons Committee of
ncil today, it was
t chairman of the1
ee getting speak-i
:g supposedly run

"I belie
committeE
in the dis
Council,
than thee
Grove x
bcrs of Ii
chosen, bi
system ar
ably bettE
men.

," he asp'_abed, "that this
could function efficiently
iarge of the duties of the
robably more efficiently
unacil itself."
inted out that the nem-
group are not politically
are picked by the merit
consequently are prob-
fitted than the council-

Van Zile Anniounces
Firosh Appointments
Appointments for the class of 1936
were made last night by Phillip Van
Zile, president.
John C. McCarthy was named
chairman of the Frosh Frolic com-
mittee with Frank M. Brennan,
Thomas Kleene, William K. Isaac-
son, Dean Smith, Frederick Mitchell,
Paul W. Philips, and Thomas Landes
named from the literary college to
assist him.
Members from the engineering
college who will act on the commit-
tee are Lawrence C. Mattison, El-
wood M. Morgan, Meigs W. Bartmess,
and James K. Eyre, The women of
the class will be represented by D.
Sue Thomas, Margaret Fervin, and
Julie Kane.
Chairman of other committees are
as follows: Social, Josephine McLean;
auditing, Edwin Gage, jr.; traditions,'
George Northridge; and athletic, Ed-
w'Fin L,. Ja" es:.
Van Zile al)so announced that
members of the class would be ap-
pointed to help with the Good Will
Fund drive, and asked all' interested
to communicate with him.

Student Fund
7ill Receive
J-HopProfits
Dance Committee Votes
Unanimously For Move;
Pressing Need Is Cited
Jewett Sees Hope
For Gift Of $1,000
Good Will Drive To Get
Under Way Next Week;
Plans Are Completed
Profits from the J-Hop will be
riven to the Student Good Will Fund
to be disposed of at the discretion
,f the committee, it was announced
ast night by Charles Jewett, '34,
Teneral chairman.
Last year nearly $1,000 was turned i
wver to the Student Loan Fund by
'Iugh Baker, '33, as a result of the
.ale of 100 extra tickets for the
lance. It is hoped, Jewett said, to be
able to give at least this much this
hear to the support of the needy
tudents.
At the meeting of the J-Hop corn-
" ittee held recently this disposition
o athe profits from the annual affair
'as decided upon :because of the
,ressing need of a part of the cam-
pus and because it was the unani-
mous opinion of the committee that
'n such times this money should not
,elfishly be devoted to class purposes.
Chairman John Huss of the Good
Will Fund expressed his appreciation
of the move to J-Hop committeemen
Yesterday.
Plans Jor next week's drive for
lontributions to the Good Will fund
have been completed by the men In
charge,. Cards identifying campaign
workers will be given them at the
send-off dinner Sunday night and
lists of fraternities, doritorie, and
League iouses have been compiled to
aid the Fanvassing i addi iy ,
the distri ting the g 4
ae r 8d et Wreotrod,
honorary'women's socieies h"ealso
volunteored to aid in the drive. Mem-
bers of the societies participating in
the campaign are urged by Chairman
Huss to notify heads of their organi-
zations concerning their presence at
the send-off Sunday, in order that
final plans for the dinner may be
made.
President-Elect
Invites Stimson
to Conference
Secretary Of State Will
Talk Over International
Topics With Roosevelt
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.-')-.At
the express request of Franklin D.
Roosevelt, President Hoover's secre-
tary of state, Henry L. Stimson,
shortly will confer with the Presi-
dent-elect upon the international
problems which now face the nation.
The request was announced at the
White House without any details as
to what would' be discussed. Presi-
dent Hoover sent out word that the
conference would be arranged en-
tirely at the convenience of his suc-
cessor-elect.
Stimson said the date was uncer-
taroin view of the death of former
President Coolidge.
The capitol expected Mr. Roosevelt
desired to have ready for action on

March 4 plans for dealing not only
with war debts but with the Geneva
arms parley and the world economic
conference. The Manchurian ques-
tion has returned to the foreground
of pressing foreign problems.
The Roosevelt-Stimson confer-
ence, besides carrying on the con-
tacts already had on foreign affairs.
between the outgoing and incoming
Presidents, recalls a similar situation
which developed as President Wilson
succeeded Taft. With a crisis brew-
ing in Mexico, Taft sent all confi-
dential information to his successor
many weeks before Inauguration
Day, so there would be no hesitation
and no break in American policy.
Construction Of Sewer
Gives Work To Many
Construction of a 5,000-foot sewer
pipe line parallel to the Huron River
and back of the University Hospital

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Nation Shocked By Unexpected Death

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When Mrs. Co
was -12:15 p'. m.
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said death had
minutes before.
Mrs. Coolidge,
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. Non-Political
"Members of the underclass com-
mittee are all still in competition for
a position and have this for an in-
centive to do good work," he said,
"while the members of the Council
have achieved their goal and have no
personal hiterest in functioning effi-
ciently."
"The Union has the necessary or-
ganization and contact with the Jtu-
dents to run pep meetings and take
ever other duties of the Council,"
Huss declared. "These tasks would
be but a minor addition to the al-
ready innumerable services of the

E x_, esident
Ruthven, Cuncannon, and
Newkirk Laud Meniory
Of Calvin Coolidge
Leaders in Ann Arbor academic
and political life last night expressedI
deep regret at the death of Calvin,
Coolidge, .hailing him as one of the
leading statesmen of modern times.
When informed of Mr. Coolidge's
sudden death, Pres. Alexander,. G
Ruthven said:
"There is little one can say upon
the receipt of such sad news as the
passing of Mr. Coolidge. His life and
character have become so completely
a part' of America's thought and con-
science that we cannot evaluate him;
we can only feel a deep sense of per-
sonal loss that he has been taken
from us."
Calling Mr. Coolidge "one of the
greatest men of. the past 50 years,"
Mayor H. Wirt Newkirk said that he
admired especially his "consistency,
integrity, and fairness in everything'
that he tried to do."
Prof. Paul M. Cuncannon of the
political science department eulo-
gized Mr. Coolidge as an "astute poli-
tician and a great administrator." He
was not a man who was widely read,
he said, and he had- never traveled,
outside the 'TJnited States, but hie in-
spired confidence to an unusual de-
gree.
"Fifteen years ago,".. Professor.
Cuncannon said, "Barrett Wendell,
professor of English literature at'
Harvard, referred to Calvin Coolidge
as 'a sort of Yankee Lincoln-a. local
lawyer capable of directing great af-

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.-- P
President 'Hoover late today issued
a proclamiation to the nation con-
ceriing the death of Calvin Cool-
idge. The statement is quoted in
part as follows:
"To the people of the United
States:
"It becomes my sad duty to an-
nounce officially the death of Cal-
vin Coolidge * * * As an expres-
sion of the public sorrow, it is or-
dered that the flags of the White
House and of the several depart-
mental buildings be displayed at
half staff for a period of 30 days,
and that suitable nilitary and
naval honors under orders of the
Secretary of War and the Secre-
tary of. the .Navy may be rendered
on the day of tle funeral.
"In witness , whereof, I have
hereunto set my hand and caused
the seal of the Vnited States to be
affixed.
Signed,
HERBERT HOOVER"
fairs,' and predicted his selection as
President. Mr. Coolidge rose step by
step from one office to another until
he finally reached the top..
"His political career was marked
by three dramatic crises," Professor
Cuncannon said, "the Boston police
strike, his succession on Harding's
dbath, 'and his announcement of his
refusal to run again. Like Roosevelt,
~the last Vice=-'resident to 'succeed to
thePresidency, he dies at 60.-Heowas
very much helped in the higher walks
of life by :the personal charm and
attractive qualities of his wife. The
most striking thing; about the man
was a certain fundamental moral in-
tegrity. Of all the Presidents of the,
United. States he was undoubtedly

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the slight indisposit"on of the last
three weeks.
Ordinarily he spent a part of the
day at his law office, with occasional
writing on the magazine articles
which he had contributed from time
to time to various publications.
, Although he emerged from the pri-
vacy of retirement to urge the re-
Alection of President Hoover in the
recent camapign, once at a mass
meeting in New York, Coolidge's
chief activities were literary. He
wrote numerous magazine artiefes,
largely on political or semi-political
subjects, and, for a year, a daily col-
umn which he was prevailed upon
to write for newspapers was widely
syndicated. He had become a director
of the New York Life Insurance Co.
and was a regular attendant at its
meetings in New York City.
Last Home Luxuriozis
The Beeches, the imposing home
which he occupied soon after his re-
turin from Washington, was in sharp
contrast with the simplicity which
characterized his quarters in the
days before his election to the Presi-
dency. Then he occupied one-half of
a duplex house on an unpretentious
street, the same place he had lived in
since his marriage up to and includ-
ing the time he was Governor of
Massachusetts.
The former president took little or
no part in state politics since his re-
tirement. Only recently he curtly de-
,lined to be drawn into a discussion
as to the availability of several dif-
ferent men for the post of chairman
of the Republican State Committee.
Aside from visits to his birthplace
in Plymouth, Vt., and to insurance
2ompany meetings in New York,
Coolidge did little traveling. He had
given much attention recently to
renovating the old homestead where
he spent some of the happiest days
of his boyhood.
Attended Meetings Often
Mr. Coolidge's visits to New York
were private and usually accomplish-
ed without any public notice at all
He also went to New York on sev-
eral occasions to attend meetings oJ
the non-partisan Railroad Commit-
tee which he headed, and which was
composed of Alfred E. Smith, Alex-
ander Legge, Clark Howell and Ber-
nard M. Baruch.
Although he has lived to a large
extent out of the public eye since he
retired, the former President had of
recent months emerged on severa
occasions due to the exigencies of the
ecopomic situation and of politics
N . r w ith the Railroad Conm.

Dec iseo
ing Trial
ived Here

Supreme Court May
New Bond; Torch
May Be Returned

Set
Trio

By MARIE MURPHY
and JOHN W. PRITCHARD
Technocracy, called by the maga-
zine Fortune the most important is-
sue of our times because it reaches
to the very roots ,of civilization, has
precipitated an informal clash of
opinion among various faculty mem-
bers on campus.1
Out of the discussion which has
taken place, it has been possible,
through interviews, to secure repre-
sentative opinions from several
prominent professors. Their opinions
run the entire gamut of possible va-
riations of viewpoint regarding the
technocracy problem.
Disagreement hinges about the
proposition that technological unem-
ployment will be permanent and in-
creasing, and there has been a great
tendency to condemn the vagueness
of technocracy as expounded by the
Technocrats. Those who gave opin-
ions agree that an intelligent change
in the balance between wages and
Drices must be made, but there are

equalize the amount of work and
leisure.
"Engineers are coming more and
more in control, but I do not agree
with Scott that politics can be done
away with," continued Professor
Holmes. "In the ideal social order
the great men of the country ought
to know the most about the situation,
but at present the politicians are
merely waiting for orders, and the
business men cannot cope with the
problem at hand.
"The energy certificates which the
Technocrats advocate in place of
monetary units would relieve the sit-
uation caused by hoarding and in
that respect are favorable, but the
plan of abolishing the price system
is too radical as it is proposed.
"The purchasing power of labor
must be maintained," he concluded.
"Capitalism has set aside too great
amounts for profit, and not enough
for labor. As a result there are huge
factories with none to work in them.."
Prof . . J .Cnmnhll of the Eng.-

New Gargoyle's 'Horrid Thing'
Necessitates E xtr a Day Sale

Katherine Keller, whose conviction
as accessory in the Ypsilanti torch
murders was set aside Monday by
the Supreme Court, will be returned
to Ann Arbor to face a new trial in
the same court in which she was
convicted, it was revealed here yes-'
terday upon receipt of formal notifi-
cation of the court's action.
Unless a new bond is set by the
Sunreme Court. Miss Keller will bej

By BARTON KANE
After a hectic day of sales, in which
the box office value of Dr. Freud (on
the cover) was highly apparent, the
Gargoyle staff put its collective head
together last night, and decided to
place on sale today a few extra Gar-
goyles, for the benefit of those diag-
onal peripatetics who missed their
copies yesterday.
The good Dr. Sigmund, according
to members of the business staff, had

Art Editor Tom Powers, '34, who
created the horrid thing, while still
maintaining that he knew what he
was doing when he drew it, remained
stubbornly silent when questioned as
to its intended significance. Answer-
ing with an annoyed negative grunt
the suggestion that Dr. Freud is
climbing t h e crimson nightmare,
Powers added "if it has done nothing
else, the cover has served an admir-
able purpose in bringing forth a dem-

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