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Editorials
The Answer To The Latest
'Jig Of The Week'; Is Michigan
Training Too-Many Teachers.

Rain turning to snow Friday;
Saturday cloudy and colder.

VOL. XLIII No. 91 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 1933

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Boarding Club
ForWomenTo
Be Organized
Governing Board Gives
League Permission To
Sponsor Eating Club
Membership Drive
To Commence Soon
Meals To Cost $3.50 Per
Week; Agreement Must
Last For 30 Days
Aid will be given women students
who are experiencing financial diffi-
clties. through the medium of an
eating club to be organized at the
League, according to a statement is-
sued last night by Alta B. Atkinson,
manager.
The Board of Governors granted
the League permission to sponsor the
eating club yesterday, after a group
of students asked to use the League
facilities for a co-operative boarding
club. The student committee stated
that a number of women would be
forced to leave school unless they
received a reduction in their board.
Meals will be served at a cost of
$3.50 per week (20 meals) payable in
advance, on the condition that the
agreement is to last for a minimum
period of 30 days, according to pres-
ent plans. Approximately 100 women
must signify their intention of join-
ing the club before meals will be
served.
Sarah A. Bloom, '34, chairman of
the student committee, said that de-
tails of the plan would be worked
out tomorrow when the committee
meets. The club will be for women
only at the bginning but Miss
loom stated last night that the
plans ay be changed at a future
date to take care of men students
also.
The membership in the club will
be composed largely of women stu-
dents who do not live in sororities
or dormitories, it was learned last
night. A drive will begin within the
next few daxys to get the hundred
students necessary to take advantage
of the League's offer.
A statement from League officials
follows:
"Provided that approximately 100
women students signify their desire
for board at the League at $3.50 a
week, payable in advance, the League
will undertake to serve twenty meals
a week at this price, with the under-
standing that the arrangement con-
tinue for a minimum period of thirty
days."
Britislh Pianist
Is Solo artist
On Program
Myra Hess Recital Will
Cover Works Of Chopin,
Beethoven, Mozart
Ann Arbor music lovers will hear
Myra Hess, celebrated English pian-
ist, for the second time when she
plays tomorrow night in Hill Audi-
torium in the sixth Choral Union
concert of the season.
Miss Hess is one of the foremost
pianists of the day, according to Dr.
Charles A. Sink, president of the
School of usic, who said that she
was enthusiastically received by an

Ann Arbor audience when she ap-
peared here two years ago.
The concert tomorrow night will
be one of the first of this season's
tour, it was announced.
Miss Hess will play the following
numbers: Fantasia and Fugue in C
major (Mozart); Sonata, Opus 110
(Beethoven); Opus 119 (Brahms);
Preludes (Chopin): Opus 28 in C
major, E minor, F sharp minor, B
flat major, F major, D minor; Opus
45 in C sharp minor.
Goldstein To Plead
For World Peace
Dr. Sidney E. Goldstein, chairman
of the executive committee of the
War Resister's League of the United
States, and prominent sociologist,
will speak on the "Menace of Mili-
tarismn-A Plea for War Resistance"

University Invest
Small Drop
"That University investments have
stood well the tests of the great de-
pression was shown in the compari-
son of incomes on them during the
years of 1931 and 1932, in the re-
cently issued President's Report,"
declared Shirley W. Smith, vice-
president and secretary of the Uni-
versity, in an interview yesterday.
In what investment channels the
money has been placed, along with
the total book value at Dec. 31, 1932,
of the investments, was shown in a
special report to The Daily by Vice-
President Smith.
Of the present grand total of $5,-
608,749.18 drawing income for the
University, $2,770,474.58 is in bonds;
$1,563,325.22 is in mortgages; $600,-
377.11 is in real estate; and $193,-
200.49 is held in stocks. The report
showed further that the remainder
of the total is made up of money in-
vested in contracts and notes, along
with $114,453.01 in cash.
Of the cash $110,973.67 is on de-
posit in Ann Arbor banks and with
only very few exceptions all interests
in real estate are in properties with-
in the state of Michigan.
"An important fact which is not
always remembered," said Vice-Pres-
ident Smith, in speaking of the in-
vestments in general, "is that there

Iments Show
From Last Year
are trust funds largely devoted to
specific purposes by the terms of the
bequest or gifts. Thus almost none
of the income or expendable prin-
ciple, and none at all of the endow-
ments, can be used for any of the
miscellaneous operating expenses of
the University."
Public utilities comprise 40.48 per
cent of the University bond invest-
ment, the report revealed. 20.72 per
cent of this group is in railroad
bonds, 18.77 per cent in government
and municipals, 9.06 per cent in Ca-
nadian government and municipals,
and 9.24 per cent in real estate
bonds. The remaining 1.73 per cent
of bonds is in the industrials and
foreign group.
Singularly the total bond principal
defaults as of June, 1932,, amounted
to $4,467.57 which is only 17-100 of
one per cent of the total bond in-
vestments.
Of the mortgages held by the Uni-
versity $971,964.94 of a total holding
of $1,563,325.22 are on Ann Arbor
properties. $185,539.94 is held in De-
troit property mortgages, and Grand
Rapids and Lansing property claims
held amount to $108,605.
Because of loans made to stu-

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Dke Valera Party
Failing To Get
Clear_,Majority
Lead Race When Joined
By Allied Labor Group ;
Returns Incomplete
DUBLIN, Irish Free State, Jan. 27.
-(Friday) - (i/P- Election returns
from 101 contests for the 153 seats
in the Dail Eireann showed early to-
day that President Eamon de Val-
era's party was running short of an
independent majority. In combina-
tion with the Allied Labor party,
however, the de Valera supporters
were ahead of the opposition.
With 52 seats still undecided, the
panty standing was:' Sianna Fall (de
Valera party) 49; Cumann na
Ngaedheal (the party of former
President William T. Cosgrave) 32;
Labor 6; Center 6; Independent 7;
and Independent Labor 1.
At this stage of the tabulation Mr.
de Valera and his labor supporters
had a lead of nine over the opposi-
tion parties.
DUBLIN, Irish Free State, Jan. 26.
-(JP)-Incomplete returns indicated
today that President Eamon de Va-
lera's party, the Fianna Fail, won
a decisive victory in Tuesday's elec-
tion of a new Dail Eireann.
He may be assured of election to
the presidency without needing the
votes of any other parties. The
Fianna Fail-the party which has
fought for complete independence of
Ireland-has never had a clear ma-
jority in the dail in the ten-year his-
tory of the Free State.
The Dail elected de Valera presi-
dent for the first time last March 9
as the result of a Fianna Fail-Labor
party combine.
The returns today showed the
Fianna Fail has won 25 seats to 10
for the Cumann na Ngaedheal, the
party of William T. Cosgrave, the
Free State's president since its or-
ganization until his defeat last year.
Independents were assured of four
seats, Labor one, and the new Center
party, one, to be filled.

Plan To. Print
Course Bulletin
For Two Years
Rich Proposes Economy
Measure In Literary Col-
lege For 1933-34
As an economy measure literary
college announcements to be printed
this summer will be used for two
years if plans now under way in the
classification offices are completed.
This two-year plan is now being used
in four other schools and colleges of
the University.
"After a very careful estimate,"
Daniel L. Rich, director of classifica-
tion, said yesterday, "it has been
shown that $1,700 can be saved if
announcements are issued for two
years instead of one."
Acting upon thistinformation let-
ters have been sent to the head of
all departments in the literary col-
lege asking their opinions concern-
ing the feasibility of the plan. Thus
far replies have been received from
three-quarters of the men asked and
these without exception have ben in
favor of the plan.
According to Director Rich, the
replies show that the two-year plan
will go through "without a doubt."
Announcements for a single year
cost $27,000, and if the necessary
amount of them was to be issued in
one printing to last for two years,
the cost would be $34,000. To the
latter amount $300 would have to be
added to pay for a supplementary
announcement to be printed in the
fall of 1934.
In saying that the zoology depart-
ment could co-operate with the two-
year announcement plan Prof. Peter
0. Okkelberg, secretary, said that
the plan is desirable under present
conditions. "A supplementary an-
nouncement could well take care of
any necessary changes that might
be made," Professor Okkelberg added.
The schools and colleges with the
two-year announcement plan now in
use are the engineering and pharm-
acy colleges and the forestry and ed-
ucation schools.

'S. B. Conger
Enters Race
For Council
Petitions Circulated ' For
Former Daily Executive
From Sixth Ward
Prof. W. A. Paton
Seeks Re-election
R. A. Campbell Opposed
As John Neelands Enters
Mayoralty Running
Beach Conger, Jr., local comman-
der of the Crusaders, and former
editorial director of The Daily, en-
tered the race for the Republican
council nomination in the sixth ward
yesterday as petitions were being cir-
culated in his name. Mr. Conger last
night said that he had had no
knowledge of the move but that he
was willing to make the race.
At the same time, Prof. William A.
Paton of the economics department
announced that he had consented to
run again for the same post, which
he now holds. Professor Paton had
at first declined to run but finally
consented after a committee headed
by William H. Faust, other alderman
from the ward, had begged him to
enter the race. He will, however,
make no aggressive campaign as the
supporters of Mr. Conger intend to
do.
Mr. Conger received his bachelor
of arts degree here in 1932 with a
cum laude citation. He was awarded
a scholarship at the University of
Chicago in political science, in which
he majored here, but was unable to
accept the award.
He is the son of Seymour B. Con-
ger, who was for some years Cen-
tral European correspondent for the
Associated Press and was also con-
nected with the Booth newspapers in
Michigan. His mother, Mrs. Lucile
B. Conger, is an executive of the
League and is executive secretary
of the Alumnae Council of the Alum-
ni Association.
Mr. Conger served on the executive
committeee of the Wayne County
Young Republican Club during the
recent campaign and toured the state
for Charles A. Sink in his contest
for the lieutenant-governor nomina-
tion. He served as one of the three
editors of the Summer Daily in 1932.
Robert A. Campbell encountered
opposition in his campaign' for the
Republican mayoralty nomination
with the announcement of John
Neelands, former member of the
Board of Education, that he would
enter the race.
IKeller Brought
Here To Await
Retrial Of Case
Ruling Of Supreme Court
Gives Convicted Woman
Second Chance
Katherine Keller, whose conviction
as an accessory in the Ypsilanti torch
murders was set aside Jan. 2 by
the Supreme Court, was brought to
the Washtenaw County jail yester-
day afternoon from the Detroit
House of Correction. She will be kept
at the jail until her case is retried
in the same court in which she was
originally convicted.

Neither Judge George W. Sample
nor Prosecutor Albert J. Rapp was
able to say when the case would be
tried last night. "It would not nor-
mally come up until the March
term," Sample said, "but if Miss Kel-
ler requests an earlier trial, and the
prosecutor agrees to it, an earlier
date will be set."
Prosecutor Rapp has not gone into
the case as yet, he announced yes-
terday, and could not say whether
Fred Smith, David Blackstone, and
F r a n k Oliver, confessed slayers,
would be returned to Ann Arbor for
testimony in the case.
Miss Keller was sentenced to the
Detroit House of Correction for five
years as an accessory after the fact
in the murder. Her conviction was
based on the fact that she washec
the clothes of Fred Smith after the
murders had been committed, and
had not divulged the knowledge of
the crimes to the police. The Su-
preme Court decided that she should
hn p n.np w tial h~aii~tva at tfhirst~.

5 Billion Relief
Fund Planned
In Washington
Liberal Bloc's Plan Gets
Approval Of Senatorial
Committee
States To Receive
Government Help
Combines Two Former
Measures Backed By
Present Sponsors
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26.-(A)-A
broad, two-year program calling for
an outlay of $5,000,000,000 to aid
the unemployed is to be placed be-
fore the Senate soon with the ap-
proval of its manufactures commit-
tee.
Giving it even more weight, the
measure which the committee de-
cided today to report is generally
looked upon by its proponents as in
accordance with the views of Presi-
dent-elect Roosevelt.
The relief program, combining the
much-talked of LaFollette-Costigan
I bill and the measure of Sen. Cutting
(R., N. M.) for $15,000,000 in federal
funds for the states to help them
care for needy transients, was agreed
on by the committee after an hour's
discussion and without a record vote.
The legislation would be in effect
for two years from date of passage.
Roosevelt Approves
LaFollette (R., Wis.) and Cutting,
who supported President-elect Roose-
velt for the presidency and confer-
red with him at Warm Springs, Ga.,
over the week-end, declined to say
what portions of the composite bill
were suggested by him.
After their visit with the incom-
ing chief executive, they got together
with Costigan (D., Colo.) to discuss
a combined measure, and the pro-
gram evolved differs in several meas-
ure provisions from the original La-
Follette-Costigan $500,000,000 relief
bill on which extensive hearings were
recently.
One of these changes is that au-
thority for issuing a half-billion in
bonds for popular subscription to fi-
nance relief was eliminated and a
section substituted providing that the
money come from the Reconstruction
Corporation, which was empowered
to expand its security issues that
much. Another eliminates the chief
of the childrens bureau as executive
officer.
Emergency Board
The bill sets up a federal emer-
gency relief board of three, to be ap-
pointed by the President but receive
no pay other than expenses and $25
per diem while at work, which would
allocate relief funds, the Reconstruc-
tion Corporation acting only as a
fiscal agent for the board.
Forty per cent of the funds would
be given to the states on a basis
of population, the balance, except for
the transient relief sum and $350,-
000 for, administrative costs, to be
held as a reserve for allocation on
the basis of needs. Grants on the
basis of population would be limited
to two-thirds of the state's public
and private relief expenditures.
' Hawley Case Hearing Is
Deferred For One Week
Hearing of a petition asking that
Ransom Hawley, jr., son of Prof.
Ransom Hawley of the engineering
college, be placed declared mentally

incompetent and committed to the
Ypsilanti State Hospital as a private
patient, has been deferred for one
week by Probate Judge Jay G. Pray.

Wars, Depression
Curtail Fetes On
Chinese New Year
Yesterday was New Year's Day in
China, for those who still go by the
old lunar calendar, but there was no
New Year's celebration a m o n g
China's sons and daughters on the
Michigan campus. Depression and
westernization have taken their toll
in such traditions and yesterday was
just Jan. 26, 1933 to the Chinese stu-
dents.
Nobody has much money for cele-
brations, commented Robert K. Suez,
'33E, recently-elected president of
Alpha chapter of Alpha Lambda, in-
ternational Chinese student frater-
nity. Suez, whose home is in Peiping,
said that two years ago the Nation-
alist government at home abolished
the old lunar New Year's Day in
favor of the Jan. 1 date observed by
most of the rest of the world.
"Since that 'time, practically no-
body but the older ones observes the
old holiday," Suez mused. Chinese
students on this side of the Pacific
tend to become more and more west-
ernized and to forget their fore-
fathers' customs, he declared.
The Detroit colony, Michigan's
only important Chinese commercial
center, has also left the business de-
pression here and the war across the
Pacific. Membership in the On
Leong Merchants Association has so
decreased, primarily because of the
return of many members to China,
that New Year's Day was celebrated
very quietly. Instead of the huge
feasts of former times, quiet, simple.
dinners will be served during the
holiday period-cut from a week to'
three days-and a free meal is to be
distributed daily to the colony's in-
digent.
Appropriation
Bills Discussed
By Legislators
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26-AP)-Ap-
propriation bills were before both
houses today for action, but they
served merely as vehicles for extend-
ed debate and oratory on economy
and expenditures.
Sen. Tydings (D., Md.) moved to
send the treasury postoffice supply
measure, carrymng almost $1,000,000,-
000 back to committee to be paired.
The motion was still pending when
the Senate quit and the Democratic
leader, Robinson of Arkansas, indi-
cated party members would hold a
conference on policy before the vote.
Many senators joined in the talk
about economy. Democrats and some
Republicans conceded it might be
a wise thing to give the incoming
President broad powers of govern-
ment reorganization of there is to
be any lifting of the burden of ex-
penditures which is making an un-
balanced budget a habitual matter.

Ford Plants Shut
Throughout U. S.;

100,000

Jobless

Walkouts In Body Plants
Force Motor Factories
To Close Indefinitely;
Fear Other Shutdowns
Strikers Parade;
Police On Guard
Expect Supplies Of Bodies
Will Be Exhausted By
Monday; Briggs Firm
Has Virtual Control
DETROIT, Jan. 26.-(P)-A recent
walkout of a number of body plant
workers resulted today in announce-
ment by the Ford Motor Company
that its factories throughout the
United States, employing an aggre-
gate of approximately 100,000 men,
would be shut down indefinitely.
The walkout occurred early this
week in the two plants of the Brigg
Manufacturing Company, finallyre-
sulting in the shutting down ofthe
plant, where about 6,000 men were
employed. Although Briggs officials
said there was no disorder, police
were ordered to guard the plants,
where demonstrators paraded in the
streets.
Ford officials explained that they
could not continue operation of their
plants without bodies furnished by
the Briggs company.
2,000 More Out
At the same time, Clarence W.
Avery, president of the Murray Cor-
poration of America, manufacturers
of automobile bodies, said that be-
cause of the Ford shutdown from :1,-
200 to 2,000 men, half the comp&=y's
roster, would be laid off. The men,
Avery said, have been ergaged in
production for the Ford company.
Employes of the Briggs company
declared the walkout was due, not
to a reduction in wages, but to re-
ductions made by the company for
"deadtime," when wokers mve
from one part of the ;plant to an-
other, or when breakdowns in ma-
chinery occur. This, they said, re-
duced their earnings. The minimum
wage for non-productive workers,
company officials said, is 25 cent an
hour, and from 60 cents to one dol-
lar an.hour in the expert trades.
Fear Other Shutdowns
Some workers in the automobile
plants said they feared other shut-
downs if the walkout should con-
tinue. The Briggs Company, they
said, manufactures bodies for several
other automobile companies. Most
of these companies, however, report-
ed a surplus on hand, although some
reported the supply would be ex-
hausted by Monday.
Most of the 40,000 men employed
locally at the Ford plant have been
working three days a week, while
officials said .that the time of em-
ployment in the body plants varied
with the amount of orders on hand.
Practically all the automotive labor
is unorganized.
1,200 Return to Work
Nearly 1,200 employes of the Motor
Products Corporation, who walked
out last Friday following a similar
wage dispute, returned to work to-
day after officials reported an ad-
justment had been made. In Grand
Rapids, officials of the Hayes Body
Corporation said that about 100 em-
ployes had walked out in protest
against a readjustment of the base
rate on which wages are figured.
They said they werehopeful of an.
early settlement.
Police and deputy sheriffs guard-
ing the Briggs plant reported little
trouble today. They said two or
three employes had been beaten in
disputes among the men who walked
out, and that groups of men were
parading in front of the plants.
Groups of men, they said, attempted
to discourage any workers seeking to
return,

Huston's Billiard Parlor, Old
Student Resort, Closes Doors

YEGGS LOOT BANK
DOBSON, N. C.,. Jan. 26.-(A)-
Yeggmen blew the vault at Bank of
Dobson early today and escaped with
the institution's entire supply of
cash, estimated at between $9,000
ad$10,000.

Huston Brothers billiard parlor on
State street, once the most popular
student resort in Ann Arbor and for
more than 35 years a landmark of
the campus, was closed yesterday and.
two huge trucks took away the ven-
erable tables.
Started by "Rosy" Rosenberg be-
fore the turn of the century, Hus-
ton's was flourishing in the hey-day
of Joe's and the Orient.
The pool hall was first situated on
the site now occupied by a grocery
store across the street from its re-
cent position and was bought by
"Bert" Reynolds from Rosenberg a
few years after its inception.
There is a story about "Bert"
Reynolds. In 1902 the rumor became
current around the campus that he
had offered "Willie" Heston, all-time

theatre that Reynolds had opened
downtown. They did. They tore it
brick from brick. Since then Reyn-
olds has never been heard of around
Ann Arbor.
After Hustons took over the place
they moved it across the street and
soon made it so popular that tables
for a game of billiards had to be en-
gaged a day in advance and more
tables wNere set up on the second
floor.
The Hustons found the business so
profitable that they left the business
here in other hands and went into
Detroit ta open, the Recreation
Building. Some years ago Roscoe
sold his share in the Recreation
Building to Irvin and bought his
brothers' share of the local estab-
lishment, so that it is Roscoe who

Remer Hopes For Inter-Allied
Agreement Before Conference

By JOHN W. PRITCHARD 1
Although confident that the war1
debts situation is moving forward
toward a reasonable arrangement,1
Prof. Charles F. Remer of the eco-
nomics department believes that a
generalized inter-allied agreement
should be effected before the opening
of the March international economic
conference at Washington, the eco-
nomist stated yesterday in an inter-
view.
It is a favorable sign, said Profes-
S o r Remer, that President-Elect

statement, he pointed out the advisa-
bility of payment by the European
nations in a lump sum, which would
be raised from securities floated in
the United States. "This lump sum
settlement is of the greatest import-
ance," it was stated, "in order that
the entire matter of payment may
be taken out of politics. Putting pay-
ment on a private basis will deflate
everyone's ideas at once. A final.
settlement won't mean that all pri-
vate debts to American citizens must
be paid, but the legal aspect of' the

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Two Children Confess
To Burglary Charges
DETROIT, Jan. 26.-(P)-Standing
on tip-toe before the McClellan sta-
tion police desk at 2 a. m. today,
two small boys, one 7 and the other
9, admitted to Lieut. James R. Miller
that they had broken into a gasoline

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