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The Weather
Moderately colder Friday,
Saturday increasing cloudiness
and slightly warmer.





The J-Hop Gets Back On I
Own Feet; Mass Educati
Production Soils White Colla

VOL. XLHI No. 85



_________________________________________________________________________________________________ N W I

Hospital Rush
During Month
Sets A Record
Precautionary Measures
Taken As Post-Holiday
Influx Taxes Facilities
1,200 Patients Are
Under Care Daily
Increase In Colds, Influ-
enza Is Greatest; Staff

Compulsory Physical Education
Dissatisfies Majority Of Co-Eds

Undergraduate women are dissatis-
fied with the present system of re-
quired physical education, a survey
of more than 250 women, conducted
by The Daily, disclosed last night,
A total of 224 undergraduates indi-
cated by signed statements that they
were opposed to the two-year com-
pulsory "body building" program and
stated that they were in favor of
having no required gymnasium work
or only one year of the program.
Forty-one favored the present sys-
The consensus of opinion was that
the physical education program
shouldbe made sufficiently attractive
so that women would want to take
part in it of their own accord and
not because they were forced to do so.
Many stated that one of the prin-
cipal objections to the present sys-
tem is that there are two hours of
work required each week and more
than one hour of this time is wasted
in changing from street to gym-
nasium clothes.
Several persons interviewed said
that they were opposed to the two-

year compulsory program but added
that the golf, tennis, and horseback
riding classes were excellently con-
ducted and that they would continue
taking these of their own volition if
the requirements were lifted.
Of the 224 opposed to the present
system, 115 were against any sort of
compulsory training and 109 favored
a one-year program ;similar to that
required for women students in the
College of Engineering and the Col-
lege of Architecture.
A general poll of eight sororitiesl
showed the following attitudes:
Delta Gamma unanimously voted
against the required program. The
general opinion was that the time
spent in the gymnasium could be bet-
ter employed and that the exercise
obtained there was not necessary.
Delta Delta Delta disapproved of
the present system by a two-thirds
vote. Members said they believed
that one year was sufficient and that
not enough exercise was obtained in
half an hour. They stated further
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terday. The
after the h
such propo

versity Hospital has been
more patients during the
ys than during any sim-
, since the building was
1925, it was learned at the
(ministration offices yes-
rush began immediately
iolidays and has been of
rtions that facilities are
xtra-precautionary meas-
ing taken to prevent dis-
spreading among the per-
w Haynes, director of the
ttributed the increase to
ause, but suggested that
nic conditions might be
tain persons to take ad-
the facilities of the hos-
e they can be treated at
st. "During January, year
he said, "the hospital
ore patients than during
month. do not know
e cause of such a condi-

pitaI, al
single c
cing cer
tage of
il. wher

n over 1,200 per-
il each day for the
Haynes said. "We
eds here, and as a
s have been taxed
ation of diseases
on are concerned.
getting along quite
s been in all forms
the greatest in-
Ids, influenza, and
Llet fever. -
increased sickness,
d the staff as well
ber of nurses have
rom Detroit. There
the part of those
11 members of the
pected to gargle
and masks to pre-
e being worn in

Democrats Kill
Plan In House
Cloture To 'Stop Huey's
Filibuster Fails By One
Vote; Split Continues
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. - -
Democrats in the House voted solidly:
today, killing President Hoover's re-
trouping program while the bitter
party row in the Senate reached its"
;limax in an unsuccessful attempt to
:orce a limit debate and stop the
alibuster of Sen. Huey Long.
The cloture rule failed by only one
rote, but immediately after, the
weary battlers agreed to limit dis-
.ussions on the Glass banking- bill.
There was no healing the breach,
however, between Long and his fol-
.owers, and the more conservative
majority of the party which followed;
Senator Robinson of Arkansas, the
mninority leader.
Every House Democrat who record-
d himself voted for a resolution dis-
approving President Hoover's pro-
posal to regroup and realign 68 gov-
ernment agencies. The vote was 203
to 176. Three Republicans-LaGuar-
dia of New York, Peavey of Wiscon-
sin, and McFadden of Pennsylvania
-voted with the Democrats.
It means the end of Mr. Hoover's
regrouping efforts, but the Democrats
plan to give President-Elect Roose-
velt broader powers to achieve con-
Once the result on the cloture vote
was announced today, the feeling
that has accumulated during the fili-
buster by Long on the banking bill
flared up. -
Senator Thomas (Dem., Okla.),;
who opposed the measure by the Vir-
ginia Senator, said it was an attempt
to "enslave" the people.
Flushed with anger, Robinson
called such a suggestion "unaccount-
able and incomprehensible." This
led to bitter words with Long himself.

Strong Wind
Causes Minor
Damage In City
Gale Reaches 60 Miles An
Hour In West Part Of
Michigan; 17.2 Here
The gale which swept across the
state yesterday caused considerable
minor damage in Ann Arbor. From
7 p. m. Wednesday until 7 p. m.
Thursday 415.7 miles of wind blew
through the city at an average ve-
locity of 17.2 miles per hour.
Branches, broken from trees,were
sent scurrying through city streets
by the force of the wind, and signs
all over the city were torn down and'
knocked over. On sign gaily wrappedf
itself about a telephone pole.
The police department' reported
last night that there were no casual-
ties and no serious damage, although'
a tin roof blew off a shack owned by
the International Radio Co.
The Detroit Edison Company said
it had suffered considerable dam-
age with its lines in surrounding
neighborhoods, but the only trouble
of importance in this city occurred
when a telephone pole at the Ann
Arbor city water works was blown
over. There was no delay in service,
however, as the pole was soon fixed.
The University observatory an-
nounced that at 7 a. m. the tempera-
ture was 53.5 At 7 p. m. it had de-
scended Ito 34.7 and at 11 p. m. was
still going down and had reached 31.
DETROIT, Jan. .19.-P)--A 50-
mile gale sweeping through clear
skies across Michigan blew ill will to
a score of localities today, piled the
waves high on Lakes Michigan, Hu-
ron and Erie, and at the same time
sped two aviators through the sky
to new speed records.
Scattered cities, particularly along
the Lake Michigan shore and in De-
troit, reported damage from the
wind, although no serious injuries
were listed.

Plans Under
Way To Slash
Athletic Costs
Proposition Of O.S.U. For
Housing Visiting Teams
In Fraternities Not Liked
Fraternities Would
Bear Burden, Claim
Proposal Aims To Keep
Up Competition In Minor
Intercollegiate Sports
A plan to slash athletic expenses
in Big Ten universities by keeping
visiting athletes in fraternity houses,
proposed by the Interfraternity
Council at Ohio State University, re-
ceived a cold reception from the Uni-
versity Athletic Board yesterday.
"We do not feel that it is any time
to attempt such a plan," said Coach
Fielding H. Yost, last night, "as it
would place too much of a burden
on the fraternities. The board will
not encourage it in any way."
Athletic teams in all sports except
football, basketball and track would
stay in fraternities when they played'
away from home, according 'to the
plan forwarded by the council at
Ohio State. The proposal is aimed to
keep going minor sports which would
be forced to give up intercollegiate
competition because of the reduced
budgets of athletic boards.
Edwin T. Turner, '33, president of
the Interfraternity Council, and Dean
Joseph A. Bursley will go to Colum-
bus soon after the beginning of thee
second semester, to study the Inter-
fraternity Council organization at
Ohio State University. They will dis-
cuss the plan at that time, according
to Turner, and report any new find-
ings to the Interfraternity Council
and Athletic Board here.
The attitude of the coaches was
interpreted by those connected with
the council at the.tl1lig9$prd
did -no walt to '~ie the Plaii on tibc
houses. If the proposal receives the
whole-hearted support of the fra-
ternities, however, it is elieved that
the board would welcome it.
Good Will Fund Is
Still Below $2,000
Partial reports submitted yesterday
by team captains of amounted .col-
lected thus far in the Good Will drive
did not change the relative standings
of. total collections by individual
teams and showed that the fund was
still below $2,000, it was announced
last night.
Several captains were unable to
declare their collections since many
workers are still soliciting. Fraternity
subscriptions also were difficult to
estimate because members are mak-
ing individual pledges to be totaled
in checks from house managers at
the end of the month.
Women were still in the lead in
total amounts subscribed with $407.20
being turned in by Catherine Heesen,
'33, which was collected from sorori-
ties and league houses. Elsie Feld-
man, '33, also reported $202.21 which
was given by residents of Mosher-
Jordan dormitory.
Interfraternity Council, Sphinx, and
Vulcans led the district teams in
money collected in the order named.
Sundwall Will Discuss
Medical Costs In Detroit

Findings of the Committee on the
Costs of Medical Care, which were
recently reported at a meeting of
prominent physicians in New York,
will be discussed by Dr. John Sund-
wall, professor of hygiene and public
health and a member of the com-
mittee, before a meeting of 250 physi-
cians tonight at Grace Hospital'
The committee's report has raised
much discussion among the medical
fraternity. Members could not agree
on the findings and a majority and a
minority report were prepared. Ac-
cording to Dr. Sundwall, however,
there are points of similarity in both
Coroner Selects Jury
For McCallum Inquest
Dr. Edwin C. Ganzhorn, coroner,
yesterday announced that he had
picked a jury for an inquest into the

Henry Russel
Position Goes
To Pillsbury
Psychology Department
Head Honored For His1
Work In Scientific Fields
Board Of Regents
Approves Choice
Recipient Of Award Will
Give Lecture In Spring;
Absent On Leave Now
Prof. Walter B. Pillsbury, head of
the department of psychology, has
been appointed Henry Russel lecturer]
for 1933, according to an announce-
ment issued yesterday by the council
of the Research Club of the Univer-
sity. The Board of Regents approved
the selection of Professor Pillsbury
at its last meeting.
The Henry Russel Lectureship is an
honor bestowed -annually upon a
member of the faculty of the Uni-
versity in recognition of distinguished
accomplishments in his field. It was
established 10 years ago when Henry
Russel, who graduated from the Law
School in 1875, left a sum of $10,000
to the faculty.
The income of the fund is divided
into two sums which are used for
two honors to faculty members, the
Henry Russel Lectureship and the
Henry Russel Award. The lecturer
is selected among the senior 'mem-]
bers of the faculty, while the award
is granted to a faculty member rank-
ing not higher than assistant pro-J
fessor and showing promise of un-
usual talent.
Professor Pillsbury is an outstand-
ing authority :on psychology. He is
author of numerous books on the
subject, a member of several scien-
tific societies, and a frequent con-
tributor to psychological magazines.
He earned his doctorate at Cornell
University in 1896, and has been a
'member of tie Michigan facultyjince,
f'si and head of the epartment of
psychology since 1910.
Professor Pillsbury is absent on
leave this semester, but will be back
in the spring. The lecture will be
schedule late in the second semester.
The winner of the Henry Russel
Award will be announced the evening
of the lecture, according to custom.
Big Ones Are Minnows
Compared To Ancestors
DELAWARE, 0., Jan. 19.-VP)-
When fishermen become tired of
talking about the big ones that "got
away" in 1932 they can turn their
attention to the monsters that swam
over Ohio back 130 million years
ago. The "big ones" were minnows
by comparison.
Dr. Lewis G. Westgate, a geology
professor at Ohio Wesleyan Univer-
sity, and Richard P. Fischer, a grad-
uate, tell about the fish, "10 feet in
length and millions in number" in a
paper they prepared.
There was no one to catch them,
these fish whose remains are found
in the bonebed that separates the
two Devonian Age limestone depos-
its in central Ohio northward to
Lake Erie. The big salt-sea in which
they swam was pre-glacial and had
no connection with the post-glacial
fresh water great lakes.

Healthy Man's Ride In
Ambulance Nearly Fatal
Riding as a perfectly healthy
passenger in an ambulance bring-
ing a patient to University Hos-
pital, Joseph Genovese, '1425 Sixth
St., Detroit, yesterday afternoon
opened the door to throw out a
bottle, fell out himself, and re-
ceived injuries serious enough to
necessitate his removal to the
hospital where he is suffering
from head injuries and bruises.
The ambulance owned by the
DeLuxe Ambulance Company and
driven by Emil Rentner, 1930
Brainard St., Detroit, was trans-
ferring Jennett Genovese from
Detroit to the University Hospital.
When the car was on the Ann Ar-
bor Trail in Superior Township,
about eight miles from Ann Arbor,
Genovese fell out of the open
door. The accident occurred at
2:30 p. m.
Proposal For
Huron Wate r
Supply Debated
Exploration Of Districts
For More Underground
Wells Suggested

Budget Sl1as
Would Clos
Two Norma
But Veteran Legislat
Say Democrat Progn
Lacks Needed Suppo
Colleges To Face
Knife Not Specifi

In a two hour session which fre-
quently threatened to' become acri-
monious, members of the Ann Arbor
Taxpayers' League debated a pro-
posal to take the city's future water'
supply from the Huron River at a
meeting in City Hall last night.
Prof. H. C. Andersony of the me-
chanical engineering department and
Mr. R. T. Dobson, prominent Ann
Arbor business man, spoke in favor
of the play, while Frank Leverett.
well known geologist, suggested ex-
ploring the district west of the city
for an increased supply of under-
ground water..
As a member of the Citizens' Com-
mittee formed to study the problem1
of Ann Arbor's water supply, Prof.
Anderson said, "There are probably
only one or two cities in Michigan~
which have worse water than Ann
Arbor, We are spending money," ,he
continued, "to try in some way to
improve it. There are 2,000 water
softeners in this city and they cost
about $125 to $150 each. Our water,1
furthermore, is continuously getting
worse while we are 'continuously
spending more money.
"The water we use and drink every
day," he declared, "is a disgrace,
and I don't hestitate to say it. Other
cities have taken river water, put it
through a filtration plant, and it has
come out as beautiful, clear, and ab-
solutely pure water. Why cannot Ann
Arbor do the same thing?""
Leveretthrecalled that Pontiac
spent $1,000,000 for a filteration
plant, was completely disappointed
with the water which resulted, and
is now returning to'underground
water. Saying that he didn't see any-
thing, the matter with Ann Arbor
water, he warned against the taxpay-
ers undertaking an experiment as
costly as that of the Pontiac taxpay-
The last speaker was R. T. Dob-
son. "The University," he said, "is
the city's best customer. Eventually
they intend to go to the river for
their supply, and if they do that be-
fore the entire city does, it means
loss of revenue of $30,000 a year.
This is, obviously, bad business. If
I had a $30,000 a year customer I'd
keep him."

Senate Committee Als
Weighs Revision Of R
tirenient Fund Statute
LANSING, Jan. 19.-(A')-Veter
members of the legislature tod
doubted that Democratic leaders
the Senate finance and appropr
tions committee could muster sul
cient support for a contemplat
program which would include t
closing of two state normal colleg
Chairman Henry C. Glasner a
other members of the committee sa
they had under consideration t
withdrawal of appropriations fri
two normals as a part of a progra
to reduce the surplus teaching loa
cut expenditures, and curtail norm
activities. A sharp reduction progri
was also contemplated for coun
Members said they had no partic
lar institutions among the four no
mals in mind. They added, howev
there was little possibility of closi
the Northern State Teachers' C
lege at Marquette inasmuch as
serves the entire upper peninsula.
The Democratic leaders cited
total state appropriation in excess
$2,350,000 for the normals last ye
Teachers, they said, are begging
jobs and many courses at the U
versity and Michigan State colle
are duplicated at the normals.
Chairman Glasner, also announc
the finance committee planned
revise the teachers retirement ft
status to bring about greater prot

former secretary of
fund board, was co
bezzlement and is si
term in the Detroit
Mrs. Knieslcy was1
$10,000, leaving a los
ers of about $27,000.


Economist To Gi
Talk Here Satui


"Democracy today is scorned by
95 per cent of the university stu-
dents," said Prof. Roger Hall, of Al-,
bion College yesterday in a speech at
Lane Hall. "Students maintain that
democracy has nothing to contribute
to the political situation."
Professor Hall has recently return-
ed from a trip to Europe where he
made an extensive study of social
conditions, "There are throughout
the world," he estimates, "20 to 30;
million people out of work. Yet there
is not only an economic breakdown
but also a spiritual and ethical
"Our present order," stated Pro-
fessor Hall, "is economically anti-
quated and morally indefensible. It
is economically antiquated because
it cannot carry its own debts. It is
morally indefensive because it is
founded on the exploitation of man.
Class consciousness with its many
strata makes this possible.
"A great religious spiritual revival
is our only hope for the recovery of
our present social order," he said.
Yet Professor Hall admitted he
was as yet undecided as to whether
or not he would support any new re-
ligious movement affecting this end.
English Poet And Critic
Will Lecture Here Jan. 23
T. S. Eliot. English critic and poet,
will speak at 4:15 p. m. Tuesday in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre on the
subject, "Edward Lear and Modern
Poetry." The appearance :is spon-
sored by the University as one of the
series -of University lectures, and the
public is invited.
Mr. Eliot is editor of an -English
review, the "Criterion." He writes
verse, but is better known as an au-
thority on Seventeenth and Eight-
eenth Century literature.
Although a resident of England

"Culture and the Crisis" will be ti
subject of a talk by Scott Nearin
economist, to be held at 8 p. n
Saturday in Natural Science Aud
According to members of the Mich
igan branch of the National Studer
League, which is sponsoring the di
cussion, Mr. Nearing is well qualifle
to speak on the subject. He was fo
merly connected with the Universi
of Pennsylvania, the University
Toledo, and Swarthmore Colleg
where he held a position as profe
sor of economics.
"In order to acquaint himself wi
situations of world wide importanc
Mr. Nearing has travelled extensive
During his travels, he has made
careful study of conditions in Russ
and is an authority on the Far Ea
question," A. A. Andrews, meml
of the league, said.
Mr. Nearing has just finished
series of lectures in Detroit on s
vial and economic problems of I

Automobile Manufacturers Seek
Economy In New Car Models

Watkins Advances New Plan To
Safeguard Commercial Banking

Visitors to the Detroit Automobile i
Show, which opens today at Conven-
tion Hall will find that the manufac-
turers have turned their efforts from
the extension of large-scale produc-
tion which was the aim of all large
concerns when sales were high and
have sought instead to improve their
products and procure a huge meas-
ure of economy in the manufacturing
of motor vehicles, according to Prof.
Walter E. Lay of the department of
mechanical engineering.
Although the eye of the casual
observer is first attracted by the in-
creasingly popular streamlining of
new models, this is not the only im-
provement. "In fact," said Professor
Lay; "engineers were very much sur-
prised with the public approval given
the streamlined innovations, as it
had been considered that the cover-
ing up of al protruding harts and
the rounding of all body corners
would meet with disfavor. However,

- Much of the effort in starting has
also been eliminated. "To start my
present car," said Professor Lay, "I
find it necessary to do four things:
turn on the ignition, pull out the
choke, depress the starter pedal, and
step on the accelerator. These four
operations have been reduced to two
on several of the new models in
which there is a combination starter
and choke which works automatic-
ally. Starting is accomplished by
turning on the ignition and depress-
ing the accelerator, two simple op-
"The economy in production is
readily 'demonstrated," continued
Professor Lay, "by the fact that a
car in the lower price range is often
sold for less than 20 cents a pound,
cheaper by the pound than good
steak, despite the large quantities
of expensive materials, such as cop-
per, nickel, rubber, and aluminum,
Ilenr i" 4-c nno4s~zi+4-ia. 1

Support of deposit insurance and
several other proposals for the im-
provement of commercial banking
were advanced by Prof. Leonard L.
Watkins of the economics depart-
ment in an interview yesterday.
The views of Professor Watkins
were an elaboration of a point stress-
ed in an earlier interview, by Prof.
Morris A. Copeland, also of the eco-
nomics department, when the latter
suggested a five-point move in the
direction of American economical
"The possibilities of deposit guar-
antee have not been exhausted by
the disastrous ends to which deposit
guarantee schemes have come in a
number of states," Professor Wat-
kins stated. "Because of the several
ailures of the system in these states
many have concluded that deposit

up with respect to entrance of banks
into these systems. Too little em-
phasis was given to the prevention
of bank .failures, simply because de-
posit insurance was in orce.
"2. Furthermore, the subscriptions
required of banks were based on
crude actuarial " bases-that is, the
contributions required of banks were
in many cases were insufficient to
cover the risk of failure.
"3. The operation of these plans
was confined to narrow, specialized
areas, so that there was insufficient
diversification of the banks in each
of the systems-in other words, ser-
ious troubles in the agricultural belt
usually meant the breakdown of the
"I believe, with a good many other
people, that a deposit guarantee sys-
tem set up on a national scale might
be so organized as to avoid the pit-
falls which have overcome these

Glee Club Will Give Half-
Ilour Prograin Sunda
A half-hour program by the Va
sity Glee Club over Station WJ
scheduled for 8:15 p. m. Sunda
Jan. 22, was announced recently. T
program will feature "The Galla
Fleet," a solo by Mondel E. Butte
field, Spec. SM., a present memb
of the club.
In addition to several Michig;
songs, the program will inclu
"Down Among the Dead Men,"
Williams; "In Joseph's Lovely Ga
den," by Dickinson; and "The Agi
court Song," by Willan.
Negotiations are being complet
for a concert in Toledo late in Fe
ruary or early in March, to be spo
sored by the University of Michig
Club of Toledo, it was learned. 'I
glee club will entertain at a pai
given by the education school TuE

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