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ANN ARBOR., MICHIGAN, 'THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1933

ANNARBR, ICHGAN TURSAY.NOVMBE . _1933.

PHJU.. FIVE CEkNTS

Opponents Of
New Deal Hit
B Rooseveli
Radio Speech From Warn
Springs Stresses Actioi
Against Foes Of Natioi
No Declaration On
Monetary Progran
President Ignores Public
Attack On His Policy B
Former Special Advisoi
WARM SPRINGS, Ga., Nov. 22.-
-- (P) - President Roosevelt calle
the nation tonight to war agains
those who are "obstinate, powerfu
and intolerant of the things we figh
for today."
Speaking over the air in participat
ing in the Maryland tercentenary
celebration, the President made n
reference to current issues, nor to the
critics of his gold program, as he
stated:
"May we in our own fights for
things which we know to be right
fight as ably and as successfully as he
(Lord Baltimore) did some 300 year
ago. For we have our own fights tc
wage, not against the same foe he
beat down, but against other foes jusi
as obstinate and just as powerful and
just asrintolerant of the things we
fight for today."
While his chief lieutenants fired
back today to criticism of his gold
monetary program, the President
continued silence, and arranged for a
talk later in the week with acting
Secretary Morgenthau to push ahead
the dollar revaluation plans.
There were some who read into the
fighting words of the President a ref-
erence to the attack on his monetary
program, but he made no direct dec-
laration today of this issue.
Mr. Morgenthau is coming here
Friday or Saturday for a conference
on what was described today at the
"little White House" as "things in
general" and nothing specific.
Ignoring the public attack on his
monetary plan by the resigning 0. M.
W. Sprague, former special adviser to
the treasury, Mr. Roosevelt appears
to be going straight ahead.
Alpha Nu Debates
On Rail Ownership
Stating as their main argument
that the present inefficiency of rail-
road operations was due to labor
troubles, excessive competition, and
speculation, members of the affirma-
tive team won a debate last night be-
fore Alpha Nu society on the ques-
tion, "Resolved: That the Federal
Government Should Own and Oper-
ate the Railroads of the United
States." '.
Both teams were composed of
Alpha Nu pledges, the affirmative
team being Paul von Bergen, '37, and
Frank Aldrich, '37, and the negative
team being Carl Nelson, '37, and Ar-
thur Marlow, '36.
The negative side of the debate
hinged on the issue of corruption
under Federal control. This side con-
tended that under bureaucratic con-
trol corruption would be a certain re-
sult. Chairman of the debate was Lee
Walker, '34, president of Alpha Nu.

Condition Of Cooley
Is Much Inproved
DETROIT, Nov. 22- ( M ;rti-
mer E. Cooley, 78 years old, former
dean of the engineering college at
the University of Michigan, who was
struck down by an automobile as he
crossed a street here Tuesday, is ex-
pected to leave the hospital within
a few days.
Dean Cooley was struck by a car
driven by William P. Ritchie, 23 years
old, as he stepped from a curb into,
a busy downtown street. He suffered
a slight brain concussion.
At the time of the accident Dean
Cooley, recently named Michigan en-
gineer for the Federal P u b 1i c
Works Administration, was engaged
in preparing reports on the proposed
Detroit subway and the international
bridge at Port Huron. Long experi-
ence in the realm of public utilities
appraisals has made him an inter-
national authority in the field. +

I Is He Intolerant?

Picard Hopes Michigan May Be
First State WithLegal Liquor

NEW YORK, Nov. 22-(P) - A
hope that Michigan will be the first
state in the Union in which legal
liquor is sold was expressed today by
Chairman Frank A. Picard, of the
Michigan Liquor Control Commis-
sion, as he prepared to appeal to the
Federal Government for a lifting of
the embargo on intoxicants.
He will confer tomorrow in Wash-
ington with Dr. James M. Doran,
Commissioner of Industrial Alcohol,
in an attempt:
1 - "To learn whether, in the
event the MichiganLegislature ap-
proves a plan for State sale of in-
toxicants, the United States will lift
the embargo to permit Michigan to
order and transport liquor to a
bonded warehouse of the Federal
Government in Detroit."
2 - "If that fails, to learn whether
the embargo will be modified so that
the State, probably through a whole-
sale concern, can order not more
than three bottles of each brand for
sampling and testing purposes."
The object of the appeal to the
Federal Government, Picard said, is
to enable Michigan to "start stock-

ing its stores and be ready to go at
the earliest possible moment."
Picard, with William F. Nagel, the
managing director of the Commis-
sion, and William G. Lewis, secre-
tary, has been here several days con-
ferring with distillers and distribu-
tors' representatives. He said that
he had obtained prices on fully three-
quarters of the "internationally
known lines."
In the event the State Sale Plan
goes through, he said, Michigan will
be able to buy cheaper than whole-
salers and sell much cheaper than
retailers.
"We will be able to drive out the
bootlegger," he said, "by selling at a
low price the best available quality."
Frank Picard, Who will appeal to
Washington for a lifting of the em-
bargo on intoxicants today, recently
spoke on the liquor question in Mich-
igan at a Union; Forum. At that
time he expressed the opinion that
a number of "moonshine" bootleg-
gers in the upper sections of the
State would be able to undersell the1
distributors of government liquor un-
less the government's prices were put
sufficiently low-.

-associated Press Photo
Dr. O. M. W. Sprague, special fi-
nancial advisor to the treasury, re-
signed in protest against the Roose-
velt monetary policy, saying the na-
tion was threatened with a complete
collapse of governmental credit.

'To Hold Dinner
r Next Week For
300 Foreigners
Various Organizations To
Give Thanksgiving Meal
For Students Wednesday
Foreign students of the University
will meet for Thanksgiving dinner in
the Union on Wednesday, Nov. 29,
the affair having been made possible
through the co-operation of the Uni-
versity, the Union, the League, the
Student Christian Association, the
Rotary Club, and the student groups
of the various churches. Thanksgiv-
ing dinner has been chosen as the
most representative American custom
and therefore best suited to express
a common interest in international
good will.
Prof. Jesse S. Reeves, the William
W. Cook professor of American Insti-
tutions, whose distinguished services
on numerous international confer-
ences make him particularly authori-
tative in his field, will be the speaker
at the affair.
Invitations to the dinner have been
extended to approximately 300 stu-
dents, including in that number, not
only all the foreign students but also
those students who are in residence
here but were born in foreign coun-
tries.
The International Directory will be
distributed for the first time then,
according to Mr. J. Raleigh Nelson,
counsellor to foreign students. The
directory, which has been completed
after considerable work on the part
of the foreign student office, will in-
clude the names and birthplaces of
all students born in foreign countries.
A copy of the directory will be given
to each guest.
To receive the guests, a committee'
of the deans and their wives, all of
the student pastors, and a represen-
tative from the student body of each
church will act as hosts and hos-
tesses. This same committee will act
as hosts for tables of six people.
"Color should be the note of the
dinner," Mr. Nelson said, "since many
of .the foreign students will lend a
cosmopolitan atmosphere to a purely
American custom, by wearing the for-
mal dress of their countries." Decora-
tions, carried out in fruits and vege-
tables, will be appropriate to the sea-
son. The University Glee Club will
contribute several numbers to the
program.

sufficiently low.

Says Silver May
Restored To

Be
'Glory'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22. - (/P)
-A prediction that President
Roosevelt would move to restore
silver to monetary glory before
Congress convenes on Jan. 3 came
today from Sen. Key Pittman,
(Dem., Nev.)
1 Pittman disclosed in a cable to
' Sir George Schuster, at New- Delhi,
India, his belief that President
Roosevelt would aid silver.
"We deeply appreciate India's
action relative to silver agree-
ment," Pittman cabled.
"The President has under con-
sideration action before Congress
- meets. Congress will undoubtedly
carry out the agreement."
Plans r Sixth
Annual Drama
Festival Made
Plans for the sixth Ann Arbor
Dramatic Festival next spring got
under way when the Civic Committee
met with Robert Henderson yester-
day afternoon in the Union.
Prof. Howard Mumford Jones of
the English department was elected
vice-chairman of the Festival com-
mittee for the second semester in the
absence of Prof. O. J. Campbell,
present chairman, who will be in
California. Steps were also taken to
make the Festival committee an in-
corporate body.
The committee includes Professor
Campbell, Dean Joseph A. Bursley,
as treasurer; Professor Jones, Daniel
L. Quirk, Jr., of Ypsilanti, Mrs. Guy
Maier, Mrs. Marion Hutchins, Prof.
James O'Neil, Neil Staebler, and Mrs.
A. C. Furstenburg.
Mr. Henderson announced that
the 1934 Spring Dramatic Festival
would be brought to Ann Arbor direct
from a six week's season, opening
Easter Sunday in Milwaukee, under
the local management of Margaret
Rice. By combining the Milwaukee
and Ann Arbor engagements, it is
expected that especially distinguished
artists can be secured, he said.
Final contracts were signed several
days ago to present the Dramatic
Festival at the Tremont Theatre in
Boston, opening Christmas night.

Large Crowd
Hears Vienna
Singing Boys
Choral Union Attraction Is
Encored Eight Times In
Varied Program
Encored eight times by an en-
thusiastic, over-capacity audience,
the Wiener Saengerknaben (Singing
Boys of Vienna) presented a program
of German folk .songs, sacred num-
bers, and a short comic opera on the
Choral Union Concert Series last
night at Hill Auditorium.
Under the direction of Hans von
Urbanek, and accompanied on their
tour of the United 'tates by Rector
Josef Schnitt, their dean, these boys,
ranging in age from 8 to 15 years,
represented an organization founded
in Austria in 1498 by an imperial de-
cree of Emperor Maximilian I.
Their program consisted of three
groups of sacred songs depicting the
progress of the holy year through the
various seasons; a short comic opera,
"Wedding by Lantern-light," by Jean
Jacques Offenbach, composer of
"Tales of Hoffman;" and four short
German folk songs.
This choir is recruited from the
lower social classes of Austria, and
is made up of foundlings and boys
from over-large families. They are
quartered in a wing of the Imperial
Palace in Vienna, and remain there
until ready to take their places in
life. In this, their first foreign concert
tour, they have appeared in Constitu-
tion Hall in Washington; the George
M. Cohan Theatre in New York City,
and in Baltimore, where they were
accorded enthusiastic receptions com-
parable to the one given them last
night here.
The next program on the Choral
Union Series will be that of the Cin-
cinnati Symphony Orchestra, under
the direction of Eugene Goosens, and
will occur Dec. 5.
Grid-Graph To
Portray N. U.
Game Saturday
In expectation of a large attend-
ance, Union officials are making
preparations for accommodating 700
at the third and final appearance of
the new Grid-Graph Saturday after-
noon in the ballroom, when football
fans will be given a graphic demon-
stration of the play-by-play account
of the battle between Michigan and
Northwestern at Dyche Stadium,
Evanston, Ill.
By means of a direct telegraph
wire running between Ann Arbor and
the press-box at the stadium, a de-
scription of each play will be relayed
to the Union, where it will be flashed
on the huge board within a few sec-
onds of its execution on the field.
T. Hawley Tapping, general-secre-
tary of the Alumni Association, will
assist the telegraph operator in the
stadium and in addition will furnish

Legislature 0f
State Debates
LiquorCurb
Council F a v o r s Package
Sale T h r o u g h Stores
Distributors
Predict Adoption In
House By Saturday
Expect Measure Will Face
Opposition In Senate;
May Be Redrafted
LANSING, Nov. 22. - (P) - Liquoi
control to end 16 years of State Pro-
hibition was placed at the top of thE
docket as the Legislature convened
today in special session.
A bill drafted by the Legislative
Council proposing package sale
through State stores and designated
distributors without private profit
was rushed into the House with ad-
ministration approval. Referred at
once to the liquor traffic committee,
leaders hoped to bring it out for floor
consideration Thursday afternoon.
Admitting it would be subject to at-
tack, members of the council never-
theless predicted its adoption by the
House by Friday or Saturday.
Dissension closed in on the measure
from many quarters. Its major test
was expected to come in the Senate.
In the meantime, interests claiming
to be adversely affected by the bill,
backed by powerful lobbies, were pre-
paring to fight. It was understood
measures had been prepared by
hotel and druggists' groups, in the
hope they could be substituted for
the legislative council's proposal. One
would allow hotels to sell package as
well as glass liquor at a profit. The
other provided for sales for profit by
drug stores.
Wide differences of opinion de-
veloped among members of both the
Senate and the House. Sen. A. J.
Wilkowski (Dem., Detroit,) chairman
f the Senate Prohibition Committee,
indicated he is ready to demand a
virtual redrafting of the measure. In
the House some members levelled
attacks at clauses which let only
cities and villages,byaction of their
governing bodies, have drinks by the
glass.
Rep. Ate Dykstra, (Rep., Grand
Rapids), heretofore one of the dryest
of the dry legislators, favored an
amendment to allow sales by the
glass in cities of 100,000 population
without action by the council. This
provision, which would affect only
Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Flint, was
In the original draft of the legis-
lative council's control bill. It was
stricken out when it was decided it
would be more equitable to treat all
ities and villages alike by letting
overning bodies make their decision,
ubject to a local referendum.
Another change was suggested to
:nake the bill wetter. It provided for
>tarting all cities and villages off with
ales by the glass with a referendum
equired to halt them. A tentative
)oll of the house was undertaken by
Rep. William M. Donnelly, (Dem.,
Detroit, a member of the council, to
fudge the reception such an amend-
nent would meet. He said he found
3omparatively little demand for the
hange.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Nov. 22. - (R) -
Michigan struck another major blow
at unemployment W e d n e s d a y.
Throughout the State thousands of
names were being transferred from
charity rolls to the employment lists
of the Civil Works Administration
program, as more counties launched
programs of work relief.
Two Western Michigan counties,
Mecosta and Newago, approved large
highways programs that will employ
hundreds of men, and Kent County,
largest on the western side of the
State, progressed toward completion
of its program.
Meanwhile word from Lansing was
awaited to send a score of road crews
out on the State's highways to earn
their first real wages in months. N.
W. Paquette, resident engineer for
the State Highway Department, said
that the word would come from Mur-
ray D. Van Wagoner, State highway
commissioner.
The Mecosta and Newago County
programs approved Tuesday will pro-
vide 285,885 man hours of labor, 116,-
186 in Mecosta and 169,696 in Ne-
wago. Kent County, after a full day's
deliberation, had approved highway
projects that would provide 600 men
with work for 40 days, but still did
not have a complete program ready
to present.
Effects of the CWA program were
felt throughout the State. In Ot-
tawa County 100 men were at work,
building a City Hall in Grand Haven
and completing smaller projects.
Barry County planned to send 400
men into the work lines Wednesday
morning, and Allegan County had
jobs for 400 men, while Wexford
hoped to produce work for 3,000.

McGrady Cancels
Local Engagement
Ruthven, Sharfman, Fisher
Will Address Delegates
At Banquet Session
The possibility that William Green,
president of the American Federation
of Labor, may appear tonight before
Labor Institute delegates in the open-
ing session of the conference was
voiced last night by Spencer Miller,
Jr., of New York, secretary of the
Worker's Education Bureau, in a tele-
phone conversation with Dr. C. A.
Fisher of the Extension Division.
It had been planned to present As-
sistant Secretary of Labor Edward
F. McGrady as the leading speaker
tonight, but Dr. Fisher yesterday re-
ceived advices from Washington
which said that McGrady had been
called to Warm Springs, Ga.,,for a
conference with President Roosevelt.
Dr. Fisher immediately called Mil-
ler in New York City and received
his promise to try to induce Green
to appear. Miller went into confer-
ence with Matthew Woll, vice-pres-
ident of the Federation, inaneffort
to secure Green's acceptance.
Dr. Fisher also wired Madame
Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor,
asking that she send some represen-
tative of the department to speak
at the convention here.
Late last night he had received no
definite information from either
Madame Perkins or Green, but he
stated that possibly someone high in
labor circles or in the Labor Depart-
ment might appear.
In planning .,the Institute, Dr.
Fisher asked a month ago if Mr.
Green would consent to speak. At
that time the latter was forced to
refuse because of other engagements,
making it dubious whether he will ac-
cept this later invitation.
The program for the initial ses-
sion tonight had called for Mr. Mc-
Grady to speak on "Labor and the
NRA" following a banquet at 6:30
p. m. in the Union. Four University
men are also listed to speak, with
Prof. Max Handman of the depart-
ment of economics acting as toast-
master.
President Alexander G. Ruthven is
to give the opening address, welcom-
ing delegates on behalf of the Uni-
versity. Following him will come Dr.
Fisher, who is in general charge of
arrangements.
Representing the department of
economics, Prof. I. L. Sharfman will
present the economist's views on the
general subject of labor in relation to
recent recovery acts. Then will come
the feature speaker of the night, un-
determined at present.
This is the second institute of this
type to be sponsored by the Extension
Division. It will attempt to present "a
fair and unbiased account of what
the National Recovery program im-
plies, not having the intention of for-
mulating any pre-conceived plan for
or against any method of procedure
but simply trying to find out through
study and discussion, what, for Amer-
ican labor, is the significance of the
governmental activities of the past
six months."
Settle May Try
To Reach Even
Higher Altitude
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22.--(P)-- A
new balloon flight into still greater
heights of 'the stratosphere is re-
garded as a possibility by Lieut. Com-
mander T. G. W. Settle, who with
Maj. Chester L. Fordney of the ma-
rine corps this week reached an alti-

tude of about 58,000 feet.
As he made ready tonight to return
to Akron, O., from where he and
Fordney started their venture, Settle
predicted that man in the future
might readily soar as much as 15
miles into the upper regions of space.
Whether the two men broke the
world's altitude record will be deter-
mined by the bureau of standards

The Singing Boys Of Vienna-A
Gang Of Kids Who Love Candy

Soviet Aviation Workers Die In
Crash Of Girantic New Airliner

MOSCOW, Nov. 22. - (R)-- The
death of 14 Soviet aviation workers
in a crash of the newly commissioned
airliner K7, the largest land plane in
the world, was announced today.
The accident occurred Tuesday
while the giant craft, a six-motored
monoplane designed to carry 128 per-
sons, apparently was making a trial
run from Kharkov.
Among those killed were the chief
pilot, the manager of the assembly
branch of the Kharkov Factory, en-
gine constructors, workers in the
aviation plant, mechanics, and the
Communist secretary at the factory.
A commission was named to inves-'
tigate the cause of the disaster and
to fix responsibility.

air accident in Russia in the past few
months. Eight executives of the avia-
tion industry were killed Sept. 5 in a
crash at Podolsk. Among them were
three of Russia's leading aviation fig-
ures.
The K7 had made 20 test flights
and news of the catastrophe brought
out how, on its initial ascension Aug.
21, 40 workers in the Kharkov plant
stowed away in it in order to have
the honor of being the first pas-
sengers.
Their presence was not discovered
until the great ship alighted, when
all the stowaways scurried out. Be-
cause of their great enthusiasm for
the steel giant they were not pun-
ished.

By W. STODDARD WHITE
"st Ann Arbor gross?" "Ist's so
gross wie Detroit?" "Sind Sie in Wien
gewesen?" "Auf Englisch, wie heisst
das?"
Laughing, shoving one another,
playing tricks, a group of boys
marched through dark side streets
of Ann Arbor last night on their way
to a downtown hotel. At their head
was one slightly older, curly-headed,
swinging a gnarled cane. Beside him
strode a priest and a dark-eyed young
man, both evidently popular with the
boys. Bringing up the rear was a
slim, red-headed sister in nurses's
uniform.
But for their short blue coats and
be-ribboned sailor caps and the fact
that they spoke not a word of Eng-
lish, they might have been any group
of American boys of from eight to
15 years old. But they were Austria's
musical representatives in the United
States, the Singing Boys of Vienna-

were their friend for life. By the
time you got to the hotel there was
one hanging on each arm, chattering
Vienna slang faster than you could
keep up with them, and firing every
sort of question at you.
One of your most interesting im-
pressions of these boys is that they
are delightfully ingenuous. Far from
being only politely interested in what
you think of their work, they were
very pleased to hear you say their
concert was enchanting, and they ex-
hibited a lively interest in your com-
ments.
Arriving at the hotel, they at once
explored every corner of the ample
rooms with the thoroughgoing in-
quisitiveness of so many puppies, and
pranced up and down the carpeted
halls until the sister called, when
presto! they vanished. For, appar-
ently, after-concert refreshments are
a pleasant feature each night, and
there was much eager excitement
over the large paper bags being emp-

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