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New Directorate Of Studenz
Alumni Relations; Chance'T
Vote On 'State Street Beer.




No one is in a more strategic posi-
tion than the lawyer to help the de-
velopment along sound lines of a
long-run pattern of public control,
Prof. L L. Sharfman, chairman of
the economics department, declared
last night in a talk before students
and faculty members of the Law
Such a long-run program must
be worked out on a more careful
basis than the present system of con-
trol, necessarily hurriedly put into
operation to meet the economic crisis,
its organization of volunteers making
overnight decisions with no particular
consistency, Professor Sharfman said.
"It is inconceivable that the whole
attempt to mold economic activity
within the existing capitalistic system
to serve more effective social ends
will be brushed aside by the courts,"
he said. "But there are many prob-
lems to be solved- before the begin-
nings can be molded into an orderly
system of control."
Fear that a dictatorship is threat-
ened arises because of the immensity
of the problem of getting the country
out of the depression and the swift-
ness and vigor with which it has been
attacked, Professor Sharfman said.
The permanent policy must be so
constructed as not to arouse any such
fear, he declared.
"We must think in economic terms
today not because we care to lay too
much stress on the material side of
life but because of the paradox of
potential plenty and actual want
which must be done away with," he
Speaking as a former student of
law and one who had passed his bar
examination, Professor Sharfman
emphasized the close &orrelation be-
tween the fields of law and eco-
"Students of the social sciences
must be not merely analysts and his-
torians, but critics and reformers as
well. Law students must be concerned
with what the law ought to be as well
as with what the law is," he said.
Writer Tells Of
Meeting Noted
Men Of Europe
Speaking behind closed doors, Cyril
Arthur Player, special editorial writer
and former foreign editor of the De-
troit News, last night told members
of Sigma Delta Chi, national profes-
sional journalistic fraternity, inter-
esting experiences in his career on
various newspapers.
Mr. Player, a native of England
and a graduate of Oxford University,
is the only American who has inter-
viewed Paul von Hindenburg since he
became president of Germany. He'
was commissioned in 1931 by the
government of the Reich to write
a biography of its president, and has
also interviewed many others promi-
nent in European affairs, including
Marshal Josef Pilsudski of Poland;
Pres. Thomas Masaryk of Czecho-
slovakia; Dr. Eduard Benes, Czech
foreign minister, and Mahatma
He attended the Geneva and
Washington arms conferences after
the World War and, an authority
on contemporary European govern-
ments and problems, has written con-
siderable material other than that
for newspapers.
Campus journalists heard Mr.
Player discuss his meetings with for-
eign leaders and with interviewing in
general in what was termed "the
most interesting talk ever delivered
before a Sigma Delta Chi chapter."

Religious FreedomI n Way
Of Russian Recognition
mT ?A Qu' YYmTrh m WANTi . 1 A up _

Pep Meeting To
Attract A Large
Council Members Believe
Absence Of Rivalry Of
Classes Will Help
Members of the Undergraduate
Council last night expressed the opin-
ion that the Pep Meeting for the
Michigan-Minnesota football game,
to be held at 7:30 p. m. Friday, in
Hill Auditorium, should arouse a
greater interest on the part of the
student body than similar meetings
of the past.
The other meeting held this year,
in connection with Homecoming
Week, followed the plan of former
years in attracting numerous fresh-
men and sophomores interested in
the class games held on the follow-
ing day. This week's meeting will be
one of the first which has not been
held on that date and Will be de-
voted solely to the activities of the
football squad.
Michigan's football winnings for
1933 have already established a new
record in the history of the game.
If the Wolverines win from Minne-
sota this week and defeat Northwest-
ern on the following Saturday it will
mean four consecutive Big Ten titles
for Michigan and two consecutive na-
tional championships. It is in support
of the team which has won all of its
games this season that the students
have been asked to attend the rally
Friday night, Council officials stated
Instead of calling upon prominent
alumni to address students at the
rally, in keeping with the custom of
the past, Friday's meeting will be
strictly undergraduate, the officials
said. Members of the Michigan
coaching staff, whose names are to
be announced later, will speak, and
the rest of the meeting will be in the
hands of the students themselves,
Council members explained.
Gargoyle Will Make
Second Appearance
The November issue of the Gar-
goyle will appear on campus at 8
a. m. tomorrow, it was announced
last night by Thomas Powers, '34,
managing editor. The number will
contain many new features and
most of those which made the
first issue a sell-out.
"A few persons are insulted but
many are praised, in keeping with
the policy of this new Gargoyle,"
Powers said.

Selections From Several
Of Miss Millay's Poems
Will Be On Program
Edna St. Vincent Millay, consid-
ered by many as America's greatest
contemporary woman poet, will ap-
pear at 8 p. m. today in Hill Audi-
torium as the second lecturer on the
1933-34 Oratorical Association lecture
The loud-speaker system willbe in
use tonight so that Miss Millay may
be heard equally well from all parts
of the Auditorium, it has been an-
A large audience is expected to
hear the woman poet, who comes to
Ann Arbor as the literary attraction
on this year's program. The attend-
ance will be considerably higher than
that at the first lecture of this year's
course, officials said.
Tickets for the remaining five lec-
tures on the Oratorical program, in-
cluding that of Miss Millay, will be
on sale at Wahr's until 5 p. m. today,
and at the box office in Hill Audi-
torium after 7 p. m.
Persons who bought single admis-
sion tickets for the performance of
Dorothy Sands Nov. 1, may apply the
purchase price of that ticket on a
season ticket by presenting their
stubs, according to officers of the
Single admissions for the appear-
ance of Miss Millay tonight are also
on sale at 50 and 75 cents.
Miss Millay will rdad selections
tonight from her published works,
including "The Harp Weaver," "The
King's Henchman," "Figs from
Thistles," "Second April," "The Lamp
and the Bell," "Two Slatterns and a
King," "The Buck in the Snow,"
"Fatal Interview," and "The Princess
Marries the Page." No definite pro-
gram has been announced.
Reach Halfway
Point In Drive
For Poor Fund
Half way point in the Community
Fund drive had nearly been reached
last night when tabulations of all
money collected and pledged thus far
showed the Fund had attained $29,-
915.40. The Fund is endeavoring to
raise $60,000.
Miss Edith Owen, secretary of the,
fund, said last night that the increase
in the last few days had been "quite
encouraging" and figures indicated
that only about one-half of the peo-
ple the fund workers intend to visit
have been seen thus far. Inasmuch
as it is planned to visit 7,000 people
before the campaign comes to an end,
Miss Owen expressed the belief that
there was a good chance of attain-
ing the desired goal.
The fund workers will continue
with .the campaign, Miss Owen said,
until they have reached all the per-
sons on their lists, regardless of
how long this may take.

Hillel Players Will
Bring Elmer Rice
Here For Lecture
In tone with Ann Arbor's gay dra-
matic season, the Hillel Players will
present Elmer Rice, prominent play-
wright, at 8:15 p. m. Sunday in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, accord-
ing to an announcement made last
night at a special meeting of the
Playwright Rice is reputed by many
to be one of the greatest contempo-
rary writers of modern drama. Not-
able among his more recent works
are "The Adding Machine," produced
by Play Production last season; "Left
Bank;" "Counsellor at Law," which
was Paul Muni's starring vehicle on
the stage recently; "Street Scene,"
produced both on the stage and on
the screen; and his latest play, "We,
the People."
While Mr.Rice is on tour at pres-
ent, he was especially secured by
Hillel Players for this engagement.
He willspeak on "The Future of the
Theatre," and will be introduced by
Prof. O. J. Campbell of the English
department, according to Lawrence
Levy, '34, president of the club.
Reed Asks For
Prompt Action
On Tax Receipt
Pleads For Facilitation Of
Collection Of Rates In
Talk Over Radio
NEW YORK, Nov. 14.- (Special)
- A plea for a vigorous approach
to the problem of tax collection was
made here tonight by Prof. Thomas
H. Reed of the University of Mich-
igan political science department,
who spoke over the radio with E.
Fleetwood Dunstan, chairman of the
Municipal Securities Committee of
the Investment Bankers Association
of America.
"If self-preservation is the first law
of nature, it is also the first law of
municipal finance in the present
crisis," Professor Reed said. "Devices
for facilitating tax cdllectiofl, such
as the installment payment of taxes,
will help. So will a public opinion
aroused against the tax slackers who
owe a large portion of the amount of
taxes outstanding and who can pay
but refuse to.
"We can save money, too, by mak-
ing the taxing year synchronize with
the fiscal year, thus doing away with
the necessity for short term borrow-
ing by the city in anticipation of its
tax collections. A city which has
once begun to borrow in this way is
like the man who grabbed the bull
by the tail. It does not dare to short-
en a tax year because itwould bring
two tax levies unpleasantly close to-
gether. Nor does it dare to lengthen
one budget year because to meet 18
months' expenses it must levy a tax
which would frighten every taxpayer
within an inch of his life."
Pick Forestry
School Senior
r Committees

ew System
To Tabulate
Campus Vote
Ballots To Be Numbered;
Classes, Colleges, Sex,
And Rank Classified
Expect Beer, Auto
Issues Prominent
Interest Is Evidenced For
Union Beer Proposals;
Inclusion Is Undecided
Results of the all-campus straw
vote, to be held Friday of this week
under the auspices of the Undergrad-
uate Council, will present the view-
points of various classes and groups
as well as the opinion of the student
body at large, according to plans now
under way to tabulate the votes under,
a system which will segregate classes,
colleges, rank, and the sex of the
Each ballot will be numbered and
voters will be required to designate
class, sex, and the college to which
the voter belongs. In addition, a sep-i
arate vote will express the opinion ofi
members of the faculty on the mat-
ters presented for consideration.
According to present arrangements,
the questions on the restriction of theE
sale of beer and on the automobile
ban will be of outstanding considera-
tion. In addition, it is expected that
much interest will be shown by wom-
en students on the proposal to change
the time of closing hours for women.
Class dances are also due for a great
amount of consideration inasmuch as
in the past the students at large have
had little voice in the selection of
orchestras for the dances or in theĀ°
establishment of prices to be charged
for tickets to these functions.
The ruling enforced by the Univer-
sity this year which prohibits certain
graduate students from living in
apartments is expected to cause vot-
ers from certain schools of the Uni-
versity to support proposed limita-
tions on the jurisdiction of the Uni-
versity over the residences of stu-
dents who have a degree or who have
maintained a satisfactory scholastic
The establishment of the honor
system, the abolition of the R.O.T.C.,
and the question of war participation
are also included in the poll and are
expected to be the center of contro-
versies resulting in close tabulations
when the votes are counted Friday
night. Other questions, if considered
of general campus interest, may be
included in thelist to be voted upon
Friday. Any student having sugges-
tions to make to the members of the
Undergraduate Council in charge of
the poll have been requested to pre-
sent such suggestions today in writ-
ing, at the offices of The Daily, in
the Student Publications Building.
Many students have already re-
quested that the poll include a ques-
tion asking the voters if they prefer
to have beer sold in the Tap-Room
of the Union. Members of the Coun-
cil in charge of the balloting stated
last night that no decision had been
reached regarding the inclusion of
this question in the list but that if
enough students wished to vote upon
the issue it would probably be among
the other matters to be balloted upon
Class Officers To Meet
To Discuss Dance Plans
A meeting of class officials, for the
purpose of drafting plans for the year

and for discussing orchestras which
might be engaged for the various
class dances, will be held at 8 p. m.
today, in Room 306 of the Union. It
has been planned by Gilbert E. Bur-
sley, '34, president of the Undergrad-
uate Council, who will preside.

All Social, Professional
House Heads To Meet
Definite information concerning
the relation of fraternities and
sororities to the state sales tax will
be given out at a meeting of all
fraternities and sororities, includ-
ing professional houses, to be held
at 8 p. m. tonight in the Inter-
fraternity Council Room in the
Maxwell T. Gail, '34, secretary-
treasurer of the Council, who re-
turned last night from a trip to
Lansing accompanied by Dean Jo-
seph A. Bursley, Bethel B. Kelley,
'34, president of the Council, and
Victor Lane, local attorney, refused
to comment on the purpose of the
trip, but announced the meeting
for tonight.
Select Novices
For Tau Beta
Twenty-Five Seniors And
Three Juniors Receive
Highest Of Honors
Twenty-five seniors and three jun-
iors last night were formally initiated
into Tau Beta Pi, honorary engineer-
ing fraternity, at an initiation ban-
quet held in the Union.
Featured as main speaker of the-
evening was Robert S. McMath, '13E,
who has made extensive research in
photography of celestial objects. His
talk was illustrated by celestial mo-
tion pictures. Prof. A. D. Moore acted
as toastmaster at the banquet,' while
Frederick Kohl, '34E, presented the
welcoming speech to the new mem-
Seniors elected into the society are
John Ainslee, Joseph Bennet, Adrian
Broggini, John Brown, Parker Cox,
Ronald Culver, William Elmer, Au-
guste Hershey, Martin Holben, Frank
Highley, Robert Harrison, William
Kugler, Harold Legatski, Richard
Liskow, Wesley McMullen, Robert
Merritt, Walter Mikelson, Tso Fong
Poon, Kennith Roe, Kennith Row-
land, Jack Salmon, John Spoden,
Louis Westover, Richard Wilcox, and
Julip Yglesias'
Juniors initiated last night were
Maurice Demers, Henry Merker, and
Joseph Wagner. The seniors were
picked from the upper fourth of the
class, while the juniors came from
the upper eighth.
Educators To
Hear Talks By
Ruthven, Reed

Liquor Bill
n i i
Carl Delano, Chairman Of
Sub-Committee, Speaks
On Proposed Plan
Faces Question Of
Sales By The Glass
Will Attempt To Force Out
Bootleggers By Reduced
Prices Of Spirits

Problems facing the sub-committee
of the State legislature appointed to
draft a liquor control bill, the manner
in which these problems were met,
and the general outline of the bill as
it will be presented to the legislature
a week from today were discussed
last night at the Union Forum by
Carl Delano, chairman of the sub-
committee, and Frank Piccard, chair-
man of the State Liquor Control
Commission. ,
Before attempting to frame a bill,
Mr. Delano said, the committee
toured Canada in an endeavor to find
out how the Ontario and Quebec
systems worked. It discovered that
of the two, the Quebec plan, which
was the more liberal, was the more
popular and the more effective, and
it is upon this plan that the Mich-
igan law is based, although some
changes have been made to fit the
situation as it applies to this state.
Sales By Glass?
The biggest problem which the
committee faced was, should liquor
be sold by the glass in restaurants
and hotels? "It is almost impossible
to set up a system of liquor dispens-
ing which will be satisfactory to both
the citizens of Detroit and those of
the smaller counties," Mr. Delano
said. For this reason the committee
decided, and has incorporated the de-
Aision in its bill, to allow the people
of a political subdivision to decide by'
vote whether they wish to purchase
liquor by the glass in their particular
political subdivision.
How to get the liquor into small
centers, and yet not establish govern-
nent dispensaries which would, be-
cause of lack of trade, be operated
at a loss, presented another problem.
For this the committee's bill proposes
the selling of liquor in such commu-
nities through already established
private businesses. The dispenser
would be paid a flat rate for his serv-
ice, and the amount of liquor he sold
would make no difference to him be-
cause he would get the same flat
rate anyway. There would be no per-
sonal profit for him in large sales.
Bootlegger Is Problem
The problem of keeping the price of
Liquor low enough to restrain the
aootlegger also perplexed the com-
.nittee. The bill devised has no pro-
ision for a State tax, the money
oming, instead, from a conservative
rofit (to the government, not the in-
lividual retailer) at the government
;tores and those stores designated by
,he government to sell the beverages.
"It is impossible," Mr. Delano said,
'to write a bill that everyone will
agree on 100 per cent, but we feel
,hat this bill is a good one and we
Are going into the State legislature
a week from today and fight as hard
as we can for it."
The bill proposes the sale of wine
of 23 per cent alcohol by volume in
any place which cares ,to handle it.
Ihe alcoholic content may yet be cut
to 16 per cent, Mr. Delano said.

Crosby Names Thirteen
Serve As Members
Five Groups


President Alexander G. Ruthven
and Prof. Thomas H. Reed of the
political science department will
speak at the 38th annual meeting
of the National Association of State
Universities, to be held tomorrow and
Friday at the Stevens Hotel in Chi-
cago, it was announced here yester-
President Ruthven will speak at
the session of the Committee on Co-
operation with Religious Agencies, at
2 p. m. tomorrow, and again at 9
a. m. Friday at a discussion on fur-
ther adjustments to economic condi-
tions. Professor Reed will speak to-
morrow afternoon at the meeting of
the Citizens' Councils for Construc-
tive Economy.
Ex-Gov. William E. Sweet, of Colo-
rado, will address the assembly at a
dinner to be held at 7 p. m. tomor-
row. Representing the National Re-
covery Administration, Mr. Sweet will
consider "The National Recovery
Program." President Walter Hullihan,
of the University of Delaware, will
give the president's address at 9 a. m.

National Education Association
Plans NRA Code For Schools

Under a National Education As-
sociation plan received here recently
by Dean James B. Edmonson of the
School of Education, the schools of
the nation may be brought under a
code similar to the NRA agreements.
The association's plan, which it
says has the approval of school
boards and teachers throughout the
country, is to be adopted in a some-
what informal way since the NRA
has not seen fit to include education
under any code provision.
The code proposed for schools by
the NEA is as follows:.
Whereas public education, as one
of the nation's major enterprises, in-
volving approximately 1,000,000 em-
ployees, serving 30,000,000 children,
youths, and adults, outranking in the
number of its employees all except
fnn nf the mainr industries of the

And whereas co-operation, fair
dealing, spread of employment, and
higher wages to keep pace with high-
er prices are principles of recovery
which apply to the policies of public
bodies just as well as to private in-
dustry and business;
Be it resolved by the Board of Ed-
ucation of the school district of ....
......(or by the board of control of
the University of .........) that this'
board voluntarily accepts the provi-
sions of the President's Re-employ-
ment Agreement issued from the
White House on July 27, 1933, insofar
as these provisions can be applied to
the public school systems.
Be it further resolved:
1. That the purchasing agents of
the board are directed to secure as
far asnnssibles unplies and eauin-

The appointment of 13 senior men
of the School of Forestry and Con-
servation to serve on the class com-
mittees for this year was announced
yesterday afternoon by John S. Cros-
by, newly-elected president of the
As a representative of the forestry
school on the Senior Ball committee,
Crosby named Grant A. Morse.
For positions on the finance com-
cittee, the president selected Charles
C. Mony, Charles Stoddard, and Rob-
ert Farrington.
Richard Jones, William Kellogg,
and Carl Bergtorff have been ap-
pointed to the committee on caps
and gowns.
The invitations committee will be
composed of Carl Holcomb, Richard
Ewalt, and Donald Thomas.
Class canes will be selected by
Harry Smith, David Claverdon, and
William Duggan.
Gilbert E. Bursley, president of the
Undergraduate Council, announced
last night that all class presidents,
who have not already selected their
committees, should do so immediately
and submit them to him personally.
. r A IA Y 1" 0 1



Recommends Letting Freshmen
Move Into Fraternity Houses

From the viewpoints of both
freshmen and fraternities, the plan
of having freshmen move into houses
after the beginning of the second se-
mester is a good one, according to
H. Seger Slifer, '15L, national sec-
retary of Chi Psi fraternity, and
accountant for many houses on the
This comment was made by Mr.
Slifer following the announcement
that the Interfraternity Council in its
regular meeting Wednesday passed a
resolution petitioning the Senate

Supervision of freshman studies by
upperclassmen was cited by Mr. Sli-
fer as one of the reasons why fresh-
men should be allowed to move in.
"Then, too," he said, "the average
room in a fraternity house is a better
room than that in a rooming-house
for the same amount of money."
From the point of view of the fra-
ternity, especially from a financial
standpoint, the plan will render val-
uable assistance to many houses
which otherwise may not be able to

'Playboy' Is
Clean Comedy,
Mo ore States
Unfavorable Reception In
Ireland Due To Lack Of
Sympathy With Hero
Contrary to many rumors which
have spread over the campus, John
Millington Synge's "Playboy of the
Western World," Comedy Club's
forthcoming presentation, is not a
bawdy, "dirty" play, but instead
clean comedy, according to Clarence
W. Moore, '34, president of the club.
The reason for the great amount
of hissing which met its first appear-
ances in Ireland, was due to the fact
that the Irish failed to understand

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