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Mostly cloudy, slightly milder
temperatures today; tomorrow,
unsettled, possibly light snow.


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VOL. XLIV No. 67



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Liquor Bill Is
Passed, 17-14,
In Senate Vote
Majority A s s u r e s Glass
Sales, Commission For
Control, State Stores
Measure's Return
Awaited By House
Lower Body Is Likely To
Refuse Its Concurrence,
Delay Bill Further
LANSING, Dec. 12. -(P)- (Tues-
day) - The Senate last night passed
the legislative liquor control bill by
the slender margin of 17 to 14 votes,
returning the measure to the House
for concurring and amendments. The
larger chamber upon meeting tomor-
row afternoon is expected to reject
the heavily-amended bill.
The bill then will go to a confer-
ence committee. Members gave the
bill immediate effect after a previous
vote had rejected a motion to put
the measure into effect at once. The
bill was passed amid a final spirited.
debate which rose to heights of bit-
terness and comedy.
A majority in the Senate had
guided provisions in the bill for glass
sales, state stores, and a three-man
liquor control commission beyond
danger signals when the membership
recessed its day session to return for
final consideration tonight. The
House awaited return of the measure
with indications that it will refuse
to concur in amendments and send
the bill to a conference committee for
settlement of differences.
After prolonged debate over the is-
sue, the Senate adopted amendments
permitting glass sales in all counties
of 200,000 or more population and in
the upper peninsula.
As the measure now stands, liquor
may be sold by the glass in hotels
throughout the state and in restau-
rants located in the upper peninsula
and in Wayne, Kent, Genesee and
Oakland counties. This permission
would be subject to the general pro-
Visions in the bill that a majority of
the membership of local legislative
bodies must approve glass sales. Ef-
forts to permit glass sales in restau-
rants in Bay county and in all coun-
ties of 100,000 or more \population
were rejected.
The state store dispensary system
w i th s to o d further attacks, but
amendments were inserted denying
boards of supervisors the right to
prohibit the stores in the various
counties. Under the measure there
would be at least one store in each
of the smaller counties of the state
and one to each 75,000 population in
the more populous counties.
Senator Andrew L. Moore, Pontiac,
representative of this district, voted
against the bill.
President Demands Low
Tax To Ban Bootlegger
WASHINGTON, Dec' 11- () -
President Roosevelt left to Congress
the fixing of the liquor tax today, but
told the congressional leaders he
wanted it low enough to eliminate
After -a White House conference
Cha;man Harrison of the Senate fi-
nanc: .ommittee intimated that the7
recommendation for $2.60 would be
trimmed considerably.
He said a figure of $2.20 had been
mentioned, but that no agreement

had been reached or sought on a defi-
nite amount pending further hear-
ings on Capitol Hill.
Christmas Program To I
Be Given By Christian
Palmer Christian, University or-"
ganist, will give a special program of"
Christmas music at 4:15 p. m. to-
morrow in Hill Auditorium. This'
concert is in the regular series of
Twilight Organ Recitals, but on this
occasion, Professor Christian has pre-
pared music appropriate for the holi-
day season.
Featured on the program will be
three variations of the theme, "Je-
sus, Meine Freude," by Walther,
Bach, and Karg-Elert.
The general public is invited with
the exception of small children, and
is requested to be seated on time as
the doors will be closed between the'

To Spea On Russia

Ruthvens Sail
Today On Trip
To Alexandria
Will Spend Christmas On
B ard Ship, Reaching
Egypt On Dec. 28
President and Mrs. Alexander G.
Ruthven will sail today aboard the
S.S. Exochorda for Egypt. The ship is
scheduled to leave Pier F, Exchange
Place, Jersey City, N. J., at 4 p. m.
today (E.S.T.) Dr. and Mrs. Ruthven
have been in New York City since
yesterday morning, having left Ann
Arbor Sunday.
They will spend Christmas aboard
ship, as they will not reach Alex-
andria, their destination by sea, until
Dec. 28. According to present plans,
they will stop there for a very few
hours before proceeding to Cairo by
rail, and from Cairo to the site of the
first of the University expeditions
they plan to visit, 50 miles from the
Before leaving Ann Arbor, Dr.
Ruthven said that he hopes to gain
an accurate knowledge of the work
that is being carried on in Egypt by
the University's parties. "In addi-
tion," he continued, "the making-of.
the trip is the fulfillment of a long-
felt desire on my part to see Egypt.
I have always been intensely inter-
ested in the country but up to now
have never been there."
Dr. Ruthven stated that if the
schedule as now mapped out is fol-
lowed they will return here Feb. 8,
making the entire trip but six weeks
long. During his absence administra-
tive details of the University will be
handled by the three vice-presidents:
Shirley W. Smith,. James D. Bruce,
and Clarence S. Yoakum.
Auto Ban Will
Be Waived At
12 Noon Friday
Storage Of Cars Following
Vacation Will Require
Dean's Special Saneion,
The University ruling which pro-
hibits the use of automobiles by stu-
dents will be lifted at 12 noon Friday,
to allow students to drive home for
the holidays, it was announced yes-
terday by Walter B. Rea, assistant to
the Dean of Students. The ban will
go into force again at 8 a. m., Wed-
nesday, Jan. 3, when University
classes are resumed.
Students who drive cars before:
noon Friday will be violating the rules
as established by the Board of Re-
gents unless previous permission has
been granted, Mr. Rea explained.
Those living outside a 150-mile radiusI
of Ann Arbor who wish to keep their
cars in storage in Ann Arbor after
returning from home must register
such cars with the office of the Dean
of Students immediately upon return-
ing to this city, he pointed out. Where
there is an appreciative saving in'
transportation costs students are al-
lowed to leave cars in Ann Arbor be-
tween vacation periods but the stor-
age location; license number, and
other pertinent information regard-
ing these vehicles must be filed with
his office as soon as the cars are
brought here, Mr. Rea stated.
Mr. Rea also pointed out that stu-
dents who have driving permits for
automobiles carrying license plates

must register the number of the 1934
plates with his office just as soon
as these are procured.

Robins Is To
Speak Today
About Russia
Timie Quotes Litvinoff As
Calling Lecturer Oldest
Friend Of Soviet
Headed Red Cross
Mission To Russia
Phenomenal Memory Aids
Him In Recalling Vivid
Experiences Of 1917
Col. Raymond Robins will deliver
the third lecture on the Oratorical
Association series on "Russia-After
Fifteen Years," at 8 p. m. today in
Hill Auditorium. Tickets are priced
at 50 and 75 cents and may be pur-
chased at Wahr's until 5 p. m. After
7 p. m. they will be on sale at the
Time, weekly news magazine, in an
article concerning Mikhail Litvinov,
Soviet Commissar, stated, "Guest Lit-
vinov said that the Host Coopers
services 'are already inscribed in the
geography of the Soviet Union and
endure in the concrte of Dniepros-
troy Dam,' but he singled out as
'probably the oldest friend of the
Soviet Union in America' none other
then the dramatic victim of amnesia,
Col. Raymond Robins, who wandered
off among the mountains of North
Carolina while en route to visit Pres-
ident Hoover in September of 1932."
The article continues by saying
that "In Russia where the Colonel
headed a U. S. Red Cross mission in
bloody 1917, and which he revisited
on Red May Day, 1933, Robins is
known as a man of phenomenal
memory, able to recall in minute de-
tail his conversations with Nikolai
Lenin and the events in Lenigrad
leading up to the creation of the
Soviet Union.
"Colonel Robins," cried Comrade
Litvinov, "was the first to discern
health and vitality in what other
people believed to be a stillborn
When he returned to America, ac-
cording to Charles Rogers, Oratorical
Association president, "he gave the
American people the first true ac-
count of what was happening in Rus-
sia. He was denounced because he
said that the Soviet leaders and gov-
ernment were genuine, could not be
ignored and that the Soviet rule
would hold sway for sometime. His
convictions have been proved correct
and his keen analysis of the situation
was nothing short of Phenomenal."
Rev. Henry T. Lewis, rector of St.
Andrews Episcopal Church, personal
friend of Col. Robins and at whose
house the Colonel will be guest, says
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Library Books Should
Be Returned At Once
Students who have not yet re-
turned library books which were
due yesterday should return them
immediately or additional fines
will be imposed, it has been an-
nounced by Dr. W. W. Bishop, li-
brarian. If students have a spe-
cial need for certain books be-
tween now and vacation, they
may retain them by applying to
the superintendent of circulation.
If any student needs certain
books for use over the vacation,
he may be given permission to

draw these provided they are not
in general demand, on application
to the superintendent of circula-
tion after December 11.
Technic Sales
Commence On
Campis T oday
The December issue of the Mich-
igan Technic will make its appear-
ance this morning when it goes on
sale in both East and West Engineer-
ing Buildings.
In the lead article W. W. Sloane
discusses t h e technical . advances
made in coal mining during the last
few years. Steiner Vaksdal, '34E, in
his story on "Today's Engineering
Curriculum" discusses the problems
which confront the engineering stu-
dent in college, and the various


From Death Trap
During River Fire
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 11. - (AP) -
Six men, trapped for a time by fire
100 feet below the surface of the Mis-
souri river, climbed to safety late to-
day out of a steel caisson at the bot-
tom of which they were building a
pier for a bridge.
The men, in danger of death by
drowning had the air pressure forcing
water out of the tank been cut off
by the flames, were placed in a com-
pression tank immediately upon
reaching the surface to guard against
any ill effects of their brief imprison-
Many Dead As
Zero Weather
H its Country
Temperature As Low As
Five Below Is Expected
Here Tonight
(By Associated Press)
Blizzards, floods, and zero weather
left a trail of death and destruction
across the nation yesterday.
Last night the toll stood at:
Seventeen dead, one person miss-
ing, hundreds homeless and property
damage of more than a million dol-
lars in the Pacific Northwest.
Four dead at Bellefonte, Pa., after
a train and an automobile crashed
in a snowstorm.
Two dead from cold in Phila-
delphia; one in Delaware, another in
Six dead in Michigan from auto-
mobile accidents traceable to snow-
storms and icy highways.
Snow blanketed most of the east-
ern seaboard, snowslides blocked
transportation in Northwest, and the
mercury touched 24 degrees below
zero in Owl's Head, N. Y.; western
Wisconsin reported a temperature of
16 below; North Dakota, 14; Minne-
sota, 23 below.
In Detroit tonight the mercury was
expected to , rop to between zero and
five degree above, while in the
northern portions of Michigan tem-
peratures as low as five below were
First relief, forecasters said, will be
felt in the north central and north-
eastern states, in which slowly rising
temperatures were promised today.
Throughout the region, said weather
statisticians, the temperatures had
been "much below normal."
Three of the six deaths in Mich-
igan traceable to weather conditions
occurred over the weekend in Alle-
gan county. Leon Janse, 16, and Hen-
rietta Tein, both of Martin, Mich.,
died after being struck by a skidding
car. David Dennis, 37, another pedes-
trian, was fatally injured when struck
by an automobile.
At Bay City, Mich., Walter J. So-
bol lost his life when his car skidded
into a dredge cut. Patricia, nine-'
month-old daughter of Mrs. C. Rob-
erts, of Roscommon, Mich., was killed
and her mother seriously hurt when
their automobile skidded into a ditch.
Alfred Lamback, 23, Traverse City,
Mich., was killed near Flint when the
truck on which he was riding collided
with another vehicle.
Professors To
Attend Meeting
I Philadelphia
Prof. Jesse Reeves and Prof. James

Pollock of the political science de-
partment will travel to Philadelphia
at the end of this month to parti-
cipate in the annual meeting of the
American Political Science Academy,
it was announced yesterday. The
meeting will be held Dec. 27, 28,
and 29.
Professor Reeves will preside at
the luncheon dealing with the "Sen-
ate and The Making of Treaties."
Professor Pollock will be chairman
of a section which w i 11 discuss
"Political Parties and Electoral Prob-
lems." Besides professors, this section
will be attended by James Farley,
postmaster general of the United
States, Bascom Slemp, former secre-
tary to Calvin Coolidge, and Harry
Mackey, former mayor of Philadel-
'34 'Ensian Pictures
Must Be In By Friday
Friday is the dead-line for all
seniors to have their pictures taken

Men Rescued

Groups Name
New Council
For Campus


Smoker To Honor
Varsity Gridders

Organization Is Named
Promote Betterment
All Students


Will Confer With
Bursley On Drive

Kendall Wood Elected
President Of Group;
Include 23 Bodies


Leading campus organizations of a
religious and social nature yesterday
united into a Co-operative Council
with the intention of "promoting the
social, economic, and spiritual bet-
terment of all students of the Uni-
versity," elected officers, and ap-
pointed a committee which will meet
with Dean Joseph Bursley to dis-
tribute money which the council in-
tends to collect in a student welfare
fund drive immediately after the
Christmas vacation.
Officers of the newly formed or-
ganization, which consists of 23 cam-
pus groups, are Kendall Wood of the
Liberal Students Union, president;
Adrian Jaffe of the Vanguard Club,
vice-president; and Barbara Hall of
Stalker Hall, Methodist student or-
ganization, secretary-treasurer.
Members appointed by the officers
to represent the club in the meetings
with Dean Bursley are Maurice Wil-
sie, the Socialist Club, Theodore
Grushko, Avukah, and Karter Gill,
Hindustan Club. Prof. Arthur Wood
of the sociology department will be
a faculty representative on the com-
mittee. Another representative of
the faculty will be chosen shortly.
The immediate purpose of the club,
as contained in the constitution, is
"to collect and distribute funds for
the aid of needy students, and to
coordinate co-operative enterprises."
It is planned that the fund campaign
will be undertaken after the students
return from their Christmas vaca-
tion, Wood said last night.
Last year a Good Will Fund drive
was held to help needy students, and
proved quite successful, more than
$2,000 being collected. However, there
was some difficulty in the distribut-
ing of the funds, according to mem-
bers of the council, for the only
means of disbursement was through
the dean's office and not all needy
students were known to that office.
Council members feel that their or-
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Cabaret, Fair
Acclaimed As
Huge Success
Figures Indicate Gain Over
Last Year; League Head
Lauds Exhibits
Termed "a huge success" by Ethel
McCormick, social director of the
Women's League, the Sophomore
Cabaret and League Fair grossed
$902.52, according to figures released
yesterday by Elizabeth Rich, '36, fi-
nancial chairman.
Net p r ofi t s will be announced
Thursday, but figures indicate an in-
crease over last year's total of $632.25
and the 1931 total of $804.19.
All sophomore assessments due are
not collected as yet, and these col-
lections will continue all week. Cen-
tral committee members expressed
the general opinion that co-operation
by those participating and those at-
tending was very gratifying.
"This year's cabaret was the big-
gest success for some time, with the
exhibits, melodrama, and midway in-
corporated in it," stated Miss Mc-
Cormick. The profits from the cab-
aret go to the League Undergraduate
Fund, for payment on the building
fund debt. Miss Rich said that final
expenditures should prove much less
than formerly, particularly those for
Alpha Kappa Delta
Takes i Members

Alpha Kappa Delta, h o n o r a r y
sociological society, will hold its an-
nual initiation banquet at 6:15 p. m.
today in the League to welcome new

Start To Collect Dues
Today In Two Classes
Class dues for the senior liter-
ary class will be collected between
9 a. m. and 12 noon today and
tomorrow in the lobby of Angell
Hall, Harry Hattenbach, treasur-
er, announced yesterday.
All junior engineers are asked
to pay their class dues during this
week. The dues, amounting to 50
cents, may be paid to a member
of the finance committee who will
be stationed on the second floor at
the head of the stairs every day
this week at 11:30 a. m. The dues
may also be paid to any one of
the following men: Bob Sloane,
Oliver Spark, Tom Dooling, Fran-
cis Du Lyn, or Gil Shaw.
Nine Initiated
Into Honorary
Medical Group
Possibility Of Inflation Is
Discussed By Reeves At
Alpha Omega Alpha
The formal initiation of nine sen-
iors of the school of medicine into
Alpha Omega Alpha, honorary scho-
lastic medical society, took place last
night at the Union, and was followed
by a banquet in honor of the new
Members of the society are chosen
on the basis of scholarship, high
moral character, and professional
promise, with the aim to encourage
high ideals in medical practice and
research in schools of medicine.
The seniors elected to membership
last night are as follows: Max New-
man, John Berghornt, Stanley Dean,
Abraham Becker, Melvin Rowe, Harry
Kraff, Rex Buxton, and Frederick
Pohle. Dr. Harold Jakox, instructor in
roentgenology, was elected as an hon-
orary member of the fraternity.
The main address at the banquet
was delivered by Professor Jesse S.
Reeves, chairman of the department
of political science, who spoke upon
the subject of our monetary policy,
placing emphasis on prospects for in-
flation and its effects. The toast-
master was Dr. Frederick A. Coller,
director of the department of surgery
in the School of Medicine.
The present students of Alpha
Omega Alpha are William Robinson,
John Hosmer, Myer Teitelbaum, and
Robert Bartlett.
Curriculum Not
Practical, S ay s
Radio Speaker
The need to get away from our
"traditional, classical, mathematical
schools" of today, and to substitute
a more practical curriculum in our
educational system was pointed out
by Prof. George E. Carrothers of the
School of Education, Director of the
Bureau of Co-Operation with Educa-
tional Institutions, in the parent pro-
gram over the University radio hour
Sunday night.
"With over five million students in
high schools throughout the country,
there is a need for a more varied
program," Professor Carrothers said
in his talk, "A High School Cur-
riculum Organized to Meet Changed
Pleading for an "even break" for
the high school student, he asked
that interest on bond issues be re-
pudiated before teaching staffs and

curricula be cut any further.
"There is little use for ancient his-
tory in settling the problems of to-
day," Professor Carrothers stated.
"The problems which are surround-
ing us are complex."
In commenting on the changes he
feels necessary in the high school
curriculum of today, Professor Car-
rothers advanced a plan, offering
more free reading, simple sciences,
and capitalizing on a series of cours-
es throughout the grades and high

Expected At

Rockne Trophy Will Be
Awarded By Dickinson
At Annual Affair
Yost, Kipke Will
Speak on Program
Captain Fay And Captain
Elect Austin Scheduled
To Give Talks
More than 500 students, faculty
members, and other followers of
Michigan's championship 1933 Var-
sity are expected to gather at 8 p. m.
today in the Union Ballroom to wit-
ness the presentation of the Knute
K. Rockne National Intercollegiate
Football Trophy to Michigan for the
second successive year. The award
will be made as a feature of the
annual football smoker.
Prof. Frank G. Dickinson of the
University of Illinois, originator of
the Dickinson rating system by which
the winner of the trophy is deter-
mined, will make the award. In addi-
tion, Professor Dickinson will be the
main speaker on the program for the
Others who will appear to deliver
short talks include Athletic Director
Fielding H. Yost, Head Coach Harry
G. Kipke, Frederick C. Matthaei,
president of the University of Mich-
igan Club of Detroit, and the retiring
captain and captain-elect of the
Michigan team, Stanley Fay and
Thomas Austin.
The smoker is an annual affair
sponsored by the Union for members
of the football team, coaches, and
others who had parts in the season.
Officials pointed out that there is
now a double incentive for Michigan
students to take this opportunity to
honor the team, inasmuclV'as they
have not only been awarded their
fourth consecutive Big Ten title but
their second national one as well.
One of the features of the pro-
gram will be the showing of sound
pictures of some of the more im-
portant games that Michigan has
played during the past season. A
large screen has been set up for this
purpose at the north end of the ball-
.room. Smokes and refreshments com-
plete the schedule.
Debaters Will
Begin Season
Here Tursday
Negative Team To Meet
Minnesota; Affirmative
Plans Western Trip
Michigan's Varsity debating team
will swing into action in earnest this
week when the affirmative team en-
gages the University of Minnesota
here, at 8 p. m. Thursday, in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in their
first conference debate, while the
negative team, the same night, meets
the University of Iowa at Iowa City.
Beside the Conference debate on,
Thursday the negative team, made up
of Abe Zwerdling, '35, Harry Run-
ning, Grad., and Victor Rabinowitz
'34L, will leave today for South Bend
where they will meet Notre Dame to-
night. Wednesday they go to Evan-
ston to engage Northwestern Uni-
versity in a non-decision debate.
At the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
the Varsity affirmative will be repre-
sented by Edward Litchfield, '36, Ed-
ward Downs, '36, and Jack Weissman,
'35, against the negative team of
Harold LeVander, Charles Evans, and
Burnell Koolish, of Minnesota.
All of the debates will be on the

Conference question, "Resolved: That
a constitutional amendment making
permanent the powers of the presi-
dent as of July 1, 1933, should be
Prof. Louis M. Eich of the speech
department will act as chairman of
the debate and the critic judge will
be Prof. C. C. Cunningham, director
of university debating at Northwest-
ern University. No admission will be
charged and the public is invited.
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