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The Weather
Cloudy today with light rain
or snow possible; tomorrow
cloudy and colder.


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VOL. XLIV No. 78


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Six Planes
Navy Fliers Reach Pearl
Harbor Aft er Longest
Massed Ocean Flight
Seaplanes Greeted
Gayly By Crowds
2,400-Mile Flight Is Made
In Total Elapsed Time
Of Less Than 25 Hours
HONOLULU, Jan. 11. -(')- Com-
pleting aviation's longest massed
nonstop ocean flight, six United
States Navy seaplanes swept down
from the sky today and alighted at
Pearl Harbor at 12:30 p. m. Hono-
lulu time (6 p. m. Ann Arbor time),
wetting their hulls for the first time
since they climbed out of San Fran-
cisco Bay yesterday afternoon.
The elapsed time was 24 hours, 38
minutes for the fight of 2,400 land
The planes, spread out in a high
formation, the bright sunlight shin-
ing on their wings, thundered out of
the northwestern horizon and swept
over Honolulu to Pearl Harbor.
They skimmed over the end of the
Waianae Mountain range, cut across
Diamond Head, passed over Waikiki
Beach and then cut down over the
water front, flying low around the
home stretch.
Greeted by Din of Whistles
As the planes roared across the
harbor entrance, the siren atop the
Aloha Tower shrilled, and every craft
along the waterfront let loose a deaf-
ening din of whistles.
People lined the streets and crowd-
ed the tops of buildings.
The fliers shot past the city in per-
fect formation and passed over the
airport which was named for one who
preceded them along the same route,
Commander John Rodgers.
Rodgers was the first to attempt
the flight to Hawaii.
The Navy planes were escorted
from 15 miles north of Oahu by three
planes from the fleet air base.
Crowd Lines Shores
A huge crowd lined the shores of
Pearl Harbor as the squadron ap-
proached, flying in a central V for-
They flew only a few hundred feet
above the sugar-cane fields as they
drew near the naval base.
Steadily the motors roared as the
big planes swept across the Pacific.
The minesweeper Sandpiper, first of
the six Navy guard ships along the
route to the islands, was passed at
5:52 p. m. (Pacific time) yesterday,
300 miles at sea. Then in regular
succession the seaplanes passed over
the other surface craft.
One plane, the 10-P-5, piloted by
Lieut. John Perry, became separated
from the rest of the squadron last
night because of the obscuring fog,
but later rejoined the flight.
Half-Way Mark Reached
At 8:32 a. m. (Pacific Time) the
squadron was within about 600 miles
of Honolulu, having flown 1,550 nau-
tical miles.
"Last night was overcast for most
of the way, necessitating blind flying
entirely," McGinnis said in a mes-
The squadron sighted the aircraft

tender Wright at 8:12 a. m.
Admiral A. W. Johnson, base com-
mander of the Air Force, who was
aboard the Wright, messaged to
Commander McGinnis:
"We are very glad to see you this
morning. Good luck."
Admiral Johnson sent a message to
Pearl Harbor, saying:
"Sighted Patrol Squadron 10 at
dawn. All six planes in company
passed over the Wright at 8:30 a. m.,
making 85 knots."
Speed increased with the lessening
of the load of gasoline, enabling the
big planes to race as they neared the
finish of the flight. Fair weather
helped them on the final leg.
$3,000 Set As Goal
For Kiwanis Drive
A goal of $3,000 has been set for
the annual Kiwanis rummage sale,
officers of the local service club an-
nounced yesterday. H. S. Strawn,
chairman of the general committee,

Naval Airmen Complete 1Non-Stop Flight To Honolulu

-Associated Press Photo
One of the big ships which successfully completed a flight from San Francisco to Honolulu, the longest
non-stop formation flight ever attempted. Under the direction of Lieut-Comm. Knefler McGinnis, the six

navy planes completed the 2,400-mile journey without mishap. Above
personnel of the squadron which made the trip.

are shown officers inspecting the

Funeral Rites
To Be Held For

Former Dormitory
Active In Local
And Social Clubs


The funeral services for Mrs. Mary
E. Buffington, former social directress
of Mosher Hall, who died at 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. E. L. Knapp, will be
held at 2:30 p.m. today in St. An-
drew's Episcopal Church. The body
will be cremated and the ashes inter-
red at Mount Hope Cemetery in Chi-
cago, Illinois.
Mrs. Buffington took her position
at the dormitory when it opened four
years ago and remained there until
she was forced to resign last Decem-
ber on account of ill health. She was
active' in the King's Daughters or-
ganization, especially in connection
with the educational work at the
University hospital. She also par-
ticipated in the A.A.U.W. work dur-
ing her years in Ann Arbor and al-
though not a graduate of the Univer-
siay, was made a member of this or-
ganization because of her deep in-
Mrs. Buffington is survived by Mrs.
E. L. Knapp, a daughter with whom
she had been living since the begin-
ning of her illness; Mrs. Richard
Sherwood, Maumee, Ohio; both grad-
uates of the University; and her son,
Arthur J. Buffington, member of the
advertising staff of the Detroit News.
SpeechSeri es
May Be Offered
By New Council
Program Committee Is Set
Up To Plan Lectures,
Forauns For Campus
Probability that the Co-operative
Council will sponsor some sort of a
program of lectures and forums dur-
ing the second semester was indi-
cated at a meeting of the newly-
formed organization yesterday.
Lester C. Houck, Grad., Dexten B,
Reynolds,C'34, and Martha Wagner,
Grad., were elected to the standing
program committee set up at the
A committee of faculty members
and student representatives of the
council has been working on plans for
distribution and use of funds to be
raised in a Good Will drive next
month, The committee will meet
early next week to draft a definite
program, it was announced.
All campus organizations which
wish to be represented in the council
were asked to gain official University
recognition from the office of Dean
Joseph Bursley. A move will be made
at the next meeting to assure that
each organization which is a member
of the council be represented by a
permanent delegate.
The Co-operative Council, formed
in December by 23 leading campus
organizations of a religious and so-
cial nature, will play an important
part in aiding the Undergraduate
Council in the forthcoming fund
drive and in directing the distribu-

Here Is A 'Lion'
Grief-Stricken At
Columbia's Victory
If Columbia is still cheering over
its unexpected victory o v e r the
Stanford "Injuns" in the Rose Bowl,
there is at least one "Lion" who has
become a grief-stricken student since
the game. He had banked all his
hopes on his school's defeat.
Herman Wouk, '34, author of Co-
lumbia's forthcoming Varsity Show
had pictured the grief which would
flood the campus when the team ap-
peared at the short end of -a 40 to 0
score, and he saw in the expected de-
feat the germ of an idea.
The author of the show was all set
to thrill the audiences with a graphic
description of the Rose Bowl fracas-
his coup de grace the narrating of
the account in the "Alma Mater Song
of Defeat."
"Now they've gone and spoiled all
my plans," he said, shedding a bitter
tear, "Well, anyway, it was a good
Union Opens
Campaign For
Old Clothes
An urgent appeal to students for
donation of clothes for which they
no longer have any use was. issued
last night as the second Good-Will
fund clothes drive was launched by
the Union. Robert A. Saltzstein, '34,
president of the Union, announced
the appointment of Allen D. Mc-
Combs, '35, student executive coun-
cilman, to lead the drive, which will
include an extensive canvass of all
fraternities and rooming houses on
the campus.
The campaign is a repetition of
that carried on last year which
proved to be an unqualified success.
However, there has been such a great
demand on the large stock of clothes
taken in that it is necessary to re-
plenish the supply. McCombs stated
that he was particularly desirous of
obtaining suits and overcoats.
He added also that provision would
be made for the collection of arti-
cles. Student committeemen will
leave their names and addresses in
the Union offices between 3 p. m.
and 5 p. m. in the afternoon.
It was stated past night that
clothes are being given out by the of-
fice of the Dean of Students with
the co-operation of the Union, whose
participation in the drive was re-
quested by Dean Joseph A. Bursley.
Many Sterilized At
Home For Insane
DETROIT, Jan. 11.-(P)-
Charges that a number of patients
at the Wayne County home for men-
tal defectives had been sterilized over
their objections resulted today in an
order for an investigation and
brought out the fact that hundreds
of sterilization operations have been
performed in Michigan institutions
under a state law enacted four years
Auditor Edward H. Williams laid
the charges before the board of
county auditors. In reply Dr. Robert


S. Senate

enalizes War
Debt DefaultersC
Johnson Bill To Forbid
Financial Transactions
With Defaulting Nations
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 -() -]
The Senate struck down one penalty7
for war debt defaulters today and
immediately set up another equally,
if not more, severe-
Acceding to White House opposi-
tion, the heavier tax that had beeni
laid upon liquors from foreign debtI
defaulting nations was removed from]
the liquor tax bill. Hardly had thei
voting ended when Senator Johnson,i
(Rep., Cal,) called up a measure for-;
bidding financial transactions,neither
public or private th foregin gov-l
ernnents whose debts are in default.-
This, however, probably will be voted
on again by the Senate.1
The Johnson measure struck di-1
rectly at the flotation in this coun-
try of bonds of those governments,
chief of which is France.
Removal of the debt restrictionsI
from the tax bill clears the way forI
House agreement to the half -million-,
dollar money measure and plans wereI
made for calling it up there before
adjournment today in order to expe-
dite the effectiveness of the tax. +
While the House was embroiled in
dispute over the rigid method of pro-]
cedure worked out by the Democratic+
leaders to secure speedy enactment+
of provisions to continue the pay cuts
and veteran's allowance reduction for
another year, two senate commit-
tees were digging into the Detroit+
banking collapse and turning up deep
furrows across the air mail contract'
Gar Wood Is Uninjured
As His Plane Crashes
ALGONAC, Mich., Jan. 11. - () -
Gar Wood, holder of the Harms-
worth trophy, escaped injury today
when his airplane nosed over while
he was landing on the airport at
Marysville, between Algonac and
Port Huron.
Wood was piloting the plane and
was alone in the ship at the time of
the accident. Ashhe taxied the ship
over the field the wheels struck a
puddle and went through the ice1
coating. The impact caused the shipI
to nose over, breaking the propeller.+
Wood went to his home at Algonac
after the accident and announced
there that the damage to his plane
was slight.
Ohio President
Expels Seven In
R0.TC. Case
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 11--(P)
- In the face of protests from min-
isterialgroups throughout the state,
President George W. Rightmire to-
day suspended seven Ohio State Uni-
versity students for their refusal to
participate in military training.
He left a loophole through which
they may return to their classes,

Plan Student.
Faculty Group
Professors And Students
Discuss Closer Contact
In SpecialMeeting
Hobbies Would Be
Placed On Display
May Have Sports Program
Between Faculty Men
And Upperclassmen
A means of bringing about a closer
relationship between the professors
and students was discussed at a spe-
cial meeting of faculty members and
campus leaders held last night in
the Union.
Robert Saltzstein, '34, president of
the Union, called the meeting, and]
the proposed plan will be carried outi
through the organization of the
The keynote of the plan is to bring
about the relationship through infor-
mal contacts which will tend to
break down the somewhat hard and
prosaic classroom veneer which is un-
consciously affected.
Various plans for forming a closer
student-faculty contact were sugh
gested and discussed by members of
the special committee. It was sug-
gested that social meetings be held
at the Union where students major-
ing in a department or a group would
meet and talk with professors con-
nected with that specific field.
To Provide Contacts
To provide a contact in the form
of recreation on a non-academic
basis, a sports program between
upperclassmen and the more agile
members of the faculty was pro-
posed. Definite plans were not drawn
up, but it was indicated that it would
include most of the intramural
Other suggestions include a plan to]
have .thie faculty ember. placee-
amples of their hobbies and crafts-
manship on display. It was also pro-
posed to have faculty men visit fra-
ternity houses every week to meet in-
Plans Not Definite
No definite plans were made at
the first meeting. A committee will
be appointed by Saltzstein and Prof.
James K. Pollocknto draw up plans
for a better student-faculty relation-
ship, and it will report back to the
general committee which is composed
of Professors Russell C. Hussey,
Henry H. Higbie, Preston E. James,
Everett S. Brown, Louis Strauss,
Charles F. Remer, Lieut. Richard R.
Coursey, Wilfred B. Shaw, director of
alumni relations, and Stanley Walts,
manager of the Union.
Student members of the general
committee are Edward McCormick,
'34, secretary of the Union, Wilbur
Bohnsack, '34,"business manager of
the Gargoyle, Thomas K. Connellan,
'34, editor of The Daily, Richard Mc-
Manus, '34, president of the engi-
neering council, Albert C. Borst, '34,
Union committeeman, and James
Cristy, '34, president of Michigamua.
New Humanism
Is Explained By
Professor Auer

"Inasmuch as Humanism doubts
the validity of the Holy Scriptures,
it does not accept its information,"
declared Prof. J. Fagginger Auer of
the Harvard Divinity School when
he spoke last night on "Humanism -
The Swing away from Fundamental-
ism and Modernism" before the fifth
meeting of the Institute on Liberal
Religion being held this week at the
Unitarian Church.
Professor Auer, in showing the dif-
ference between Humanism and
Theism, or the belief in a science of
God, stressed the fact that the for-
mer is first of all concerned with
man's capacity to know; that it does
not pretend to know the unknowable,
God, as Theism does.
He pointed out that Fundamental-
ists considered the Bible infallible, in
the face of the abundance of contra-
dictions in the Scriptures. "Yet," he
said, "whatever is infallible cannot
be contradictory. The point is that
Fundamentalism reads into Scripture
its own views."
7,L-, irn mparton 1Vfnidcrni'sm.Pro-

A proposal to allow students who
have successfully completed five years
of college or university work to be
sxempt from the provisions of the
auto ban was approved last night by
the Undergraduate Council. The pro-
posal will be submitted to the Board
of Regents for its consideration at
that body's next meeting..
The Council also approved an
amendment to its constitution to
provide for the election of a Council
president and secretary-treasurer at
a join't meeting of the old and new
councils to be held during the latter
half of May. The two officers will be
Selected on a merit basis from among
the junior applicants. The amend-
ment provides that the president
must be a male student, that he shall
"keep up the morale of the staff and
secure sufficient and competent try-
outs," and that upon retiring he shall
;ive a summary of the work of those
who are candidates to succeed him,
making any recommendation he sees
The Council's auto ban relaxation
petition to the Boatrd of Regents
commented on the recent student
straw poll which showed strong senti-
ment in favor of modification. There
is a large number of students on
campus with sufficient maturity to
warrant their free use of motor vehi-
cles, the petition said, adding that
Dean of Students Joseph A. Bursley
has "signified his approval to a pro-
posal of modification submitted by a
special committee of the Undergrad-
uate Council."
Fitzgerald To Seek
G.O.PI Nomination
LANSING, Jan. 11-(j)-Frank
D. Fitzgerald, secretary of state, for-
mally announced his candidacy for
the Republican nomination for gov-
ernor Thursday night.
The entrance of the only Repub-
lican survivor of the Democratic
landslide of 1932 came as no sur-
prise. Some time ago his friends let
it be known he would run. The an-
nouncement, however, cleared up the
much discussed point as to whether
the candidacies of either Fitzgerald
or former governor Alex J. Groes-
beck would depend upon the other.
The Secretary of State declared
"I am in the race - to stay until
the finish."
Rumors were circulated in Lansing
that Groesbeck has definitely decided
not to seek the office of governor
again and that he will support Fitz-
Gates Of Hall Of Fame
Swing Open For Youth
Nobody knows what sort of pe-
culiar ideas the people in the Gar-
goyle office can think up. Witness:
the preposterous person who ap-
pears in the January issue. He -
for it is a man, since the sacred

The old rivalry between engineers
and lawyers broke out again last
night when approximately 50 law
students rushed the Automotive Me-
chanics Laboratory, intending, if
necessary, to forcibly stop the motor
testing which the Engineering Re-
search department has been carrying
on for the last three weeks.
Claiming that the almost contin-
uous din prevented them from study-
ing and sleeping, the students, some
of them in pajamas and other rather
inappropriate garb, finally brought
matters to a head by entering the
test building and demanding that the
engineer in charge, J. D. Dietiker,
Grad., shut off the motors.
Dietiker, since he lacked the neces-
sary authorization,, refused, and the
students then appealed to campus
patrolmen who were present, asking
them to take action to prevent a
"common nuisance."
The students claimed that they
had appealed to various University
administration authorities but had
received nothing but promises. They
had then taken their case to the Ann
Arbor police, who did nothing, but
whom the students quoted as saying
that "the University had no more
right than anybody else to conduct a
nuisance, and that the University
police had a perfect right to stop it."
Dietiker, who by this time was
rather nonplussed, finally called
Prof. W. E. Lay of the Engineering
College, who is in charge of the test.
The lawyers had grown insistent and
threatened to shut off the motors
themselves if Dietiker did not.
Professor Lay, when called, told
Dietiker that "he might as well shut
it off for the night," but he prom-
ised nothing further.
Prof. A. E. White, director of en-
gineering research, whose department
is conducting the test, was in Detroit
and could not be reached last night.
Dean Herbert C. Sadler, head of the
engineering college, refused to make
any statement regarding the matter.
A decision regarding the continua-
tion of the test at night will probably
be reached today, it was thought last'
Head Coaching,
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 11.- (P)
-The first break in the tense foot-
ball coaching situation at Yale came
today with the appointment of Ivan
Williamson, captain and star end of
the 1932 Michigan Wolverines, as
freshman end coach.
Some observers immediately seized
upon the selection as a sign that Yale
planned to break with tradition by
calling on Harry G. Kipke, who
taught Williamson his football at
Michigan, to take over the head
coachship held during the last sea-
son by young Reggie Root.
But from Malcolm Farmer, director
of athletics, came the assertion that
the appointment had no bearing on
what Yale planned to do about the
rest of its coaching staff for the
strenuous campaign it has mapped
out for 1934.
Williamson's appointment was an-
nounced by Farmer on his return
from New York City where during the
past few days he has been striving
to reach some sort of an agreement
on coaches with an advisory graduate
City Airport Lighting Is
Refused CWA Approval

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