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The Weather
Rain in south, rain or snow in
north, warmer today; tomorrow
snow flurries and colder.



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VOL. XLIV No. 59


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Valuable Gift
Is Presented
To University
Regents Accept Donation
Of Herbarium, B o ok s
From Parke-Davis & Co.
Hold Final Meeting
Of Year In Bay City
Bartlett Says Presents Are
Of Value To Scientific
BAY CITY, Dec 1.-- (Special) -
One of the most important gifts re-
ceived by the University in some
time, the herbarium and collection
of botanical books of Parke-Davis
and Company, was officially accepted
by the Board of Regents at its last
meeting of the year held at the home
of Regent William L. Clements here
Fifty thousand specimens are in-
cluded in the herbarium, and sev-
eral thousand volumes in the library.
Oscar W, Smith, president of the.
company, announced the gifts. It has
taken over a century to collect all
the items in the collection and a
value of several hundred thousand
dollars is placed on them.
Prof. Harley H. Bartlett, chairman
of the botany'department, described
the specimens and books as being of
great scientific value, the former
representing the flora of all impor-
tant regions. Numerous expeditions
have added to the nucleus of the col-."
lection, begun by Dean Emeritus H.'
H. Rusby, of the New York State Col-?
lege of Pharmacy.
Other Gifts Accepted
A number of other gifts were also'
accepted by the Regents. The Car-
negie Corporation gave $2,500 for
the study of methods of instruction
in museums through exhibits. Ad-1
ministration of the sum will be un-
der President Alexander G. Ruthven.
A fellowship in metallurgy will be
established through a gift of $1,000
received from the Detroit Edison
Company. Frederick Stearns andI
Company of Detroit gave $500 fort
the renewal of Its annual fellowship
in pharmacy and the joint researcht
committee on boiler feedwater-studiest
renewed its annual fellowship with#
a $600 gift.
An anonymous donor gave $500 to
be added to the student loan funds.
Mrs. Mary Earhart Smith gave $250c
to be added to the emergency aid1
fund for women. Miss Mary S. Case
gave a $50 Liberty bond to the
alumni fund.,
Approval of the proposal that the
University take over the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre was given by the
Regents. Details of the arrangement
were referred to the finance commit-
tee of the *Regents in consultation
with Vice-president S h i r 1 e y W.
Smith and Dean Alice C. Lloyd.
Authorize Appointments
Authorization was given the ex-
ecutive committee of the Summer
Session to make such appointments
to the Summer Session faculty as are
necessary by the next meeting of the
A University committee on postl
graduate education is to be formed,
with members appointed by Presi-
dent Ruthven and approved by thes
Regents. The committee will adviser
President Ruthven on post graduate1
study in the various units. The Med-
ical School, School of Dentistry,r

School of Nursing, College of Phar-
macy, and the departments of hy-
giene and public health and sociology
will be represented on the committee
at present.x
Semester fees in the School oft
Music were reduced from $60 to $501
for Michigan residents, and from $72.
to $62 for non-residents. This will
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Death SentenceI
Given To Firstr
Scottsboro BoV
DECATUR, Ala., Dec. 1.- ()-
Heywood Patterson, one of the seven
Negroes accused of attacking twot
white women near Scottsboro, Ala.,
two years ago, was convicted today,
and sentenced to death. The jury1
had deliberated more than 24 hours.s
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Howrer Is Unable To
Give Lecture Today
The lecture on "Germany To-
day" by Edgar Ansel Mowrer, '13,
which was scheduled for 11 a. m.
today in Hill Auditorium has been
indefinitely postponed, it was re-
vealed yesterday.
Mr. Mowrer, it was explained,
has been forced to give up all his
engagements for a time because
of ill1n e ss. Overwork on his
strenuous speaking tour was given
as the cause of his illness.
Smoker To Be
Held To Honor


Union Celebration
Hear Yost, Kipke,
And New Captain

Honoring members of Michigan's
fourth consecutive Wiestern Confer-
ence football championship squad,
local backers of the team will gather
for the Union's second annual Foot-
ball Smoker at 8 p. mn. Tuesday eve-
ning, December 12, in the ballroom.
The entire team, coaches, and
cheerleaders have been invited to the
celebration, according to Robert A.
Saltzstein, '34, president of the
The main speaker will be a prom-
inent coach from some other institu-
tion or a Big Ten official, officers
stated. Also included on the program
will be Fielding H. Yost, director of
intercollegiate athletics, Head Coach
Harry Kipke, the retiring captain,
Stanley Fay, '34, and the captain-
elect, whose name has not yet been
Sound pictures of a number of the
games on the Varsity schedule will
also be featured, Saltzstein said. Re-
freshments and smokes will be served.
Last year pictures of the Michigan-
Ohio State game at Columbus were
shown at the smoker and those at-
tending pronounced them among the
best they had ever seen.
It was stressed by officials of the
Union that this is the last opportu-
nity followers of Michigan's cham-
pions will have to honor them for
their achievements during the past
season. Since the team set a record
this year with their fourth consecu-
tive win of the Conference title, it is
felt that students should reciprocate
with a record turn-out.
The smoker will be open to faculty
and students. Tickets are to be placed
on sale early next week at the Union,
Hut, Parrot, Wahr's and Slater's at
25 cents.-
75 In Literary
College Placed
On Probation
Highest List Since1927;
193 Students Are Given
Warning Notices
More students in the literary col-
lege were put on probation this se-
mester than in any year since 1927,
Wilber R. Humphreys, assistant dean,
stated yesterday. This year's group
numbered 75 as compared with the
1932 record low of 33.
Students given warnings formed a
new high for the last -seven years,
this group comprising 193.
Professor Humphreys emphasized
that while the majority of students
notified were freshmen, upperclass-
men, who have been put on proba-
tion in past years and who are not
included in the present list, also form
a sizeable number.
"Probation," he said, "does not, of
course, have to be removed in a single
semester. Many upperclassmen who
were placed on probation in their
freshman year have yet to be re-
moved from it. When it has gone on
so far that we see that they must
pull themselves up in order to gradu-
ate, they are then placed on special
probation. This requirement forces
them to make a C average in the fol-
lowing semester or to withdraw from
Students who received from the
dean's office a notice indicating only
that they had a D grade in one sub-
ject are not included in the warn-
ing list. In their case no letter was
sent to their parents, as was done in
all other instances.
"No general statement can be
made," Professor Humphreys added,

High Political
Position Seen
For Alumnus
LaGuardia Administrative
Job May Be Given Paul
J. Kern, Former Student
Said To Be Equal
Of Assistant Mayor
Was Chief Legal Advisor
To New Mayor In Recent
Municipal Campaign
Paul J. Kern, former editorial di-
rector of The Daily and president of
the Student Council, and now an in-
structor in the Columbia Law School,
will hold a high position, said to be
equivalent to assistant mayor, in the
incoming La Guardia administration
in New York City, it has been learned
from reliable sources.
Mr. Kern, who was suspended in
his fourth year here in 1929, for a
violation of the auto ban, went to
Columbia and received a law degree
their. Chief legal advisor to LaGuar-
dia in the recent campaign, he was
termed the closest to the new mayor
of all the 1 a t t e r followers. Paul
Blanchard, '14, will also hold an im-
portant post in the new government,
it was said.
Discovered Article
It was Mr. Kern who unearthed
the anti-Semitic article written by
Joseph V. McKee, mayoral candidate,
about 20 years ago. During the cam-
paign he was featured in an article
in the New York World-Telegram for
his prominent part in it.
LaGuardia met Mr. Kern while the
latter was working on the Legisla-
tive Drafting Bureau in Washington
on a fellowship f r o m Columbia.
When Mr. Kern returned to Colum-
bia two years ago to take an in-
structorship, the two remained close
friends. The Columbia instructor
will be granted a leave of absence to
take over his position in the city ad-
ministration, it was said.
, -Was Active Here
As a student here, Mr. Kern was
prominent in a large number of
campus activities. At the time he
was suspended he was not only on
The Daily and the Student Council,
but was also a member of Sphinx
and Michigamua, secretary-treasurer
of the Inter-fraternity Council, a
member of the Varsity Debating
squad, the winner of a scholarship
his senior year, chairman of the
Union Opera publicity committee,
had won the extemporaneous speak-
ing contest in his second year, had
been a track man and a member of
the Freshman Glee Club in his first
year, and had acted as Ann Arbor
correspondent for the Detroit Sat-
urday Night.
Mr. Kern was suspended in Jan-
uary, 1929, until the second semes-
ter for breaking the auto ban, but
dropped out and went to Columbia.
While there he had articles pub-
lished in the New York Times,
Columbia Law Review, the American
Bar Association Magazine, and the
Quill, magazine of Sigma Delta Chi,
national professional journalistic fra-
At the present time in addition to
his faculty position at Columbia, he
is teaching a course in the New
Jersey State Law School at Newark.
Campus Big-Shots
choose To Run At

First Club Meeting
The newly formed Preposterous
People Club today held its initial
meeting. Two B.M.O.C.'S were pres-
ent, namely, Gilbert E. (Peko) Burs-
ley and Robert A (Prickly-Heat)
Saltzstein. The latter was offered
the presidency of the club but he
declined by saying, "Why don't you
make Bursley president? He likes
to be president of things."
No sooner had Unionman Saltz-
stein uttered this daring epithet than
he rose to his feet to nominate
Councilman Bursley. P e k o, upon
hearing this, moved the nominations
be closed. The motion was carried,
whereupon he was unanimously elec-
Peko immediately entered his new
office with great vigor and spirit by
appointing Assistant to the Dean'
Walter B. (for Bud) Rea as Ser-
geant-at-Arms and Fellow-Politician
Saltzstein as Keeper of the Sacred
The President and the Keeper then

Expect Upset
Of Liquor Bill
By Senators
Bi-Partisan Group Plans
Attack On 17-Member
Commission Plan
Constitutionality Of
State Sale Doubted
Opponents Claiming State
Has Lawful Right Only
To 'Control' Its Traffic
LANSING, Dec. 1- (P) - An al-
most complete upset of the liquor
control bill passed by the House will
be attempted in the Senate, it was
evident today,
During the holiday recess members
of the legislature have been poring
over the measure. A bi-partisan
group of senators had tentatively
agreed to offer amendments or a
substitute radically altering the bill.
The 17-member state liquor con-
trol commission promised to be a fo-
cal point in the attack. Senators A.
J. Wilkowski, (Dem.), Detroit, and
Adolph Heidkamp, (Rep.), Lake Lin-
den, members of the Senate pro-
hibition committee, indicated they
are prepared to advocate taking from
the present commission the right of
control. Senator Ray Derham, (Rep.),
Iron Mountain, and others are ex-
pecting to collaborate in the attempt.
An effort was made in the House
to transfer liquor control from the
commission to a body made up of
the secretary of state, state treasurer
and auditor general. It failed, but
the Senate will revise the movement
to take from the existing commis-
sion the almost absolute power to
designate merchants and pass on li-
censes granted by the House.
Another phase of the House mea-
sure being scrutinized by the Senate
group was that giving the state a
monopoly on liquor sales. Under the
House bill all liquor sent into Michi-
gan for sale would have to be pur-
chased by the liquor control com-
mission and be distributed to dis-
tributors by the state. The question
of whether the state has a consti-
tutional right under the red, white
and blue amendment to enter the
liquor business was raised. Oppo-
nents of the plan claimed the state
is given only the right to "control"
the liquor traffic, not to enter the
liquor business.
Weaver Will Speak
Before Round Table
"Personality in t h e Changing
World" is to be the topic which will
be discussed by Professor Bennet
Weaver, of the English department,
in a talk before the Freshmen Round
Table Club at 9:30 a. m., Sunday, in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Professor W e a v e r entertained
twenty upper class leaders Tuesday
at his home.

Charles J. Bernard, '34, was unanimously selected by the sports
experts for the first team pivot position on this year's All-American
team. He was put on the third team by this system last year, but had
little opposition for first honors this season.

day with about 300 students filing
Dancers Fret While their second semester elections. It
Photgrahe will continue until Dec. 31, after
oographer eps which date a fine of $1 must be paid
to classify.
Grand marchers shifted impatient- A special feature of this year's al-
ly from one foot to another for about phabetical team, which ignores seni-
20 minutes last night at the Pan- ority, is that those who fail to regis-
Hellenic Ball while general factotums ter their elections on the day they
and assistant floor directors awaited are scheduled may register on any of
the appearance of the misadvised the following days.
photographer who was to preserve The procedure in short is as follows:
the event for posterity. first obtain necessary forms at Room
Called from slumber, the camera- 4, University Hall, the Registrar's of-
man insisted that he had not been fice; second, consult the advisor who
forewarned of the event, but that he signed your card last semester; third,
would attend later in the evening. file cards in Registrar's office accord-
The picture was taken at 12:15 a.m. ling to the following schedule:
Outstanding Aspects Of Liquor
Control Act Outlined B Angell
The outstanding question raised bution, even-under restrictions, there
by the proposed liquor control bill, would be constant attempts to cir-
declared Professor Robert E. Angell, cumvent the law under the urge of
of the sociology department, is greater profits.
whether the interests of the com- Under the plan proposed by Pro-
munity are to be sacrificed to the fessor Angell in collaboration with
profit motive in the distribution and other men on the university faculty,
sale of hard liquor, it was recommended that the state
The real issue of liquor control, assume the rights of distribution to
Professor Angell said, concurring the retail liquor market, thus doing
with the opinion of the Rockefeller away with any incentive of profit,
Committee, is whether private indi- and also providing a tremendously
viduals shall have almost unlimited large revenue to the state govern-
power to sell liquor, without protect- ment. In this way it would be pos-
ing the public against the evils of sible, Professor Angell contends, to
the saloon and other similar institu- deal effectively with the liquor prob-

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