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Face Stiff
Interdenomination Group
Formed To Undertake
Disarmament Action
Hope To :Eventually
Abolish Corps Here
Will Hold Initial Session
Tomorrow At Lane Hall;
Plan WeeklyMeetings
An indication that the University
R.O.T.C. would encounter stiff and
organized opposition in the future
appeared certain last night when
Gordon Halstead, Grad., announced
that an interdenominational body to
be known as the "Disarmament Dis-
cussion and Action Group" has been
organized and will hold its first
meeting at 4:30 p. m. tomorrow in
Lane Hall.
Chief aim of the new organization,
Hastead stated, was the abolition of
University military training, whether
it is compulsory or voluntary, not
only at Michigan but in all college
educational institutions.
Will Attempt Action
Hastead stated that the new or-
ganization will not only discuss ques-
tions of disarmament and the R.O.T.
C. situation but will eventually at-
tempt definite action toward the so-
cial improvement of both widely dis-
cussed topics, at least on the Michi-
gan campus. To this end the group
will train student speakers to speak
for their cause at mass meetings
here and at other universities. Lit-
erary propaganda against military
units at universities and colleges will
also be distributed.
"We do not intend," stated Hal-
stead, "to; leave off where so many
similar organizations have. We will
not only discuss but will also at-
tempt reform. One of our chief aims
is that wre may eventually achieve
enough power to cause the abolish-
ment of all military training from
Universities, and colleges whether it
be compulsory or otherwise."
Slosson To Speak
The group discussions will be held
at 4:30 p. m. every Monday at Lane
Hall. Prof, Preston W. Slosson of
the history department has been in-
vited to speak at the first session to-
morrow on the present issuessofndis
armnament, but has not as yet ac-
cepted. Refreshments will be served.
At the discussion which will be
held Jan. 22, the Rev. Paul Jnes,
formerly bishop of the Episcopal
Church in Utah, will address the
group on some phases of disarma-
ment. Reverend Jones was forced
to resign his bishopric during the
World War because he refused to en-
dorse the policies of the war. He is
at present student pastor of Antioch
College, Yellow Springs, O.
Toy Wants Inquest
On Woman's Death
DETROIT, Jan. 13. - (P) -Assert-
ing that "there is a great deal of
doubt" whether Mrs. Virginia Gibson
"met her death as a result of a fel-

ony or an accident," Prosecutor
Harry S. Toy today asked that an
inquest be conducted into the wom-
an's death.
Mrs. Gibson's body was found a
week ago lying on a suburban pave-
ment. She had been run over by at
least one automobile, and some in-
vestigators expressed the belief sev-
eral cars had passed over her body.
Among the first witnesses at the
inquest, Toy said, will be J. Elwood
Stowe, Ann Arbor broker, who has
told of giving a ride to a woman,
whom he has identified as Mrs. Gib-
son, and a man who has not yet been
Announce Winners In.
Law School Competition
From a competition in which ap-
proximately 200 students entered, 16
winners in the Freshman Case Clubs
of the University Law School were
announced last night by a committee
of the Case Club.
The winners in each club, who
will participate in final arguments
shortly after the second semester be-{

Comedy Club Announces Cast
For 'The Last Of Mrs. Cheney'

"The Last of Mrs. Cheyney," a
three-act comedy by the prominent
British playwright, Frederick Lons-
dale, will mark the first appearance
of Comedy Club on campus this sea-
son, when the play opens Friday
night in Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
tre, Sally Pierce, '35, business mana-
ger of the play, said last night.
Playing the title role of Mrs. Chey-
ney, made famous by Ann Harding
on the stage and Norma Shearer on
the screen a few seasons ago, will
be Frances Manchester, '34, who
played the part of Topsy in "Uncle
Tom's Cabin."
Opposite Miss Manchester in the
role of Lord Dilling will be David
Zimmerman, '35, who also has ap-
peared in a number of campus pre-
sentations during last year and this
The part of Lady Frinton will be
taken by Ann Edmunds, Grad., while
Billie Griffiths, '35, is cast as Mrs.
Ebley, Barbara Van Der Vort, '34, as

Joan, and Ruth Hussey, Grad., as
Cast in the male roles are Birney
VanBenschotten, '35L, as Lord Elton,
Clarence Moore, '34L, Frank Funk,
'35, as Hon. Willie Wynton, and Her-
bert Milliken, '34L, as George. Others
appearing in the play are William
Wagenseil, '36E, and Wayne Toland,
Lonsdale is well known among Eng-
land's playgoers for his gay, light
comedies about London's smart set.
Best known among his works is "The
Highroad," a play which attained
great success long before "Mrs. Chey-
ney" was presented.
This play will be the last offering
until next spring. Because of un-
avoidable circumstances, Co m e d y
Club was unable to offer a dramatic
production of campus talent in the
fall. Edwin Grammercy and his
company from Detroit presented J.
M. Synge's "Playboy of the Western

New Deal' To
Be Discussed
By Preacher
Dr. Frank Kingdon, New
Jersey Liberal Leader,
Will Evaluate Scheme
Is Second Speaker
On L. I. D. Series

_ _

Auer To Finish
Lecture Series
For Unitarians
H a r v a r d Professor Will
Speak On 'Meaning And
Mission Of Religion'
Concluding his series of lectures at
the Unitarian Church, Prof. J. Fag-
ginger Auer of Harvard Divinity
School will speak on "The Meaning
and Mission of Religion" at the mor-
ning service at 10:45 a. m. today. In
the Student Discussion meeting of
the Liberal Students Union at 7:30
p. m. Prof. John F. Shepard of the
psychology department will give a
"Resume of the Auer Lectures."
At the First Methodist Episcopal
Church the Rev. Peter F. Stair as-
sociate pastor of the church, will
preach on "The Value of Prayer" at
10:45 a. m. At noon members of
Stalker Hall will hold a seminar on
Applied Christianity. They will hold
a discussion on Jesus' teachings on
_Service. At 3 p. m. the International
Student Forum will hold a discussion
on the League of Nations. T. P. Sin-
ha, formerly on the secretariat of
the League, will preside. Prof. Pres-
ton W. Slosson of the history depart-
ment will address the Wesleyan Guild
at 6 p. m. on "What Can Students
Do to Plan a New Social Order?"
"Jesus, the Teacher" will be the
subject of the Rev. E. C. Stellhorn in
the morning service at the Zion Lu-
theran Church at 10:30 a. m.
The Rev. Edward M. Duff, associ-
ate pastor of St. Andrews Episcopal
Church, will preach on "A Religion
With a Challenge" at 11 a. m. At
the evening "conversatione" for Epis-
copal students of Harris Hall, Prof.
Roy W. Sellars of the philosophy de-
partment will lead a discussion, "The
Place of Philosophy in Religion."
At the morning services of the
Presbyterian Church Dr. Norman E.
Richardson, author of "Christ in the
Classroom," will preach at 10:45 a. m.
Dr. William D. Henderson, head of
the University Extension Division,
will lead the Student Forum on the
subject, "This Changing World,
Chaos or Cosmos."
At the Congregational Student Fel-
lowship the Rev. Harold P. Marley of
the Unitarian Church will speak at
6:30 p. m. on "The Rehabilitation of
the Coal Workers." Mr. Marley has
long worked among the coal miners
of West Virginia and is thoroughly
acquainted with his subject.

Armed Bandit
Steals $80 In
Corbett Clothing Store Is
Looted By Burglar Who
Makes Escape
The sum of eighty dollars was
taken last night from Tom Cor-
bett's men's wear shop, 116 E. Lib-
erty, by an armed bandit who made
his escape immediately after the
The thief entered Corbett's just be-
fore closing time and asked to be
shown a suit of clothing. When one
was selected, he explained that he
did not have enough money on hand
and would have to go to a gas sta-
tion nearby to receive the balance
from his brother, whom he claimed
was employed there.
Upon his return 15 or 20 minutes
later, the robber waited for the clerk
to busy himself with packing the suit
and then produced a gun. Corbett,
the owner of the store, was checking
over the day's funds at the cash reg-
ister when the command of "hands-
up" was given.
Eighty dollars, which Corbett in-
tended to give the clerks at the time,
was laying on the counter. In addi-
tion, several hundred dollars was lay-
ing in the till. When Corbett heard
the order he threw the money from
the till into a waste basket. The thief
grabbed the $80 from the counter
and fled, Corbett said.
At police headquarters, Corbett
described the culprit as about five
feet, eight inches in height; dark
hair; and wearing a gray cap.
Bishop Gets Leave To
Attend Geneva Meeting
In order that he may attend or-
ganization meetings of an advisory
committee for the League of Nations
Library in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr.
William W. Bishop, Librarian, has
been granted a leave of absence from
Jan. 19 to March 1. Dr. Bishop is the
only librarian on the committee.
Dr. Bishop was also a member of
the Library Building Committee
which assisted architects in prepar-
ing plans for the structure in Geneva.
He is planning to sail Jan. 20 on the
Conte di Savoia for Genoa, and will
return from England shortly after
the conclusion of the meeting in

Lecturer Long Known As
Author And Magazine
Dr. Frank Kingdon, minister of
the Calvary Methodist Episcopal
Church of East Orange, N. J., and
chairman of the New Jersey Civil
Liberties Union, will speak on "The
Crisis and the New Deal" at 8 p. m.
tomorrow in Natural Science Audi-
torium. His speech is the second of
the League for Industrial Democracy
series, sponsored locally by the Van-
guard Club.
Adrian Jaffe, treasurer of the Van-
guard Club, will be chairman of the
meeting, and the speaker will be in-
troduced by Prof. Bennett Weaver,
Director of the Hopwood Awards
in his discussion of "The Crisis
and the New Deal," Dr. Kingdon will
outline the causes of the depression
out of which the New Deal grew,
members of the Vanguard Club said,
stating that a high light of the ad-
dress will be his personal evaluation
of the New Deal.
Dr. Kingdon was born in England.
He became interested in the Labor
Party there and was early associated
with it. His American education was
at Boston University, Harvard, and
Michigan State. He afterwards re-
sided for some time in Lansing be-
fore moving East.
In addition to his ministerial ac-
tivities, Dr. Kingdon has done con-
siderable work along civic lines. He
is chairman of the New Jersey Citi-
zens' League, and was an organizer
of the Social Discussion Group of
the Oranges, a distinct contribution
to the cultural lif ef that New Jer-
sey section.
He is known to many as the author
of "Humane Religion" and "When
Half Gods Go," and also edited "The
Significance of Jesus Christ in the
Modern World."
The L. I. D. lectures are planned
to cover questions of national and
international, interest. Persons of
prominence have been secured by the
organization to interpret these ques-
tions. To stimulate discussion at the
lectures every holder of a season
ticket is given a pamphlet, "Looking
Forward," which contains bibliogra-
phies and outlines for group discus-
The next lecture of the series will
be given by Paul Jones, Monday, Jan.
22. Four subsequent lectures are
Season tickets are priced at $1.00,
while individual tickets are on sale
for 25 cents.
Campus Sale For
January Gargoyle
Begins Tomorrow
Sleepy-eyed students will awake to
their work with a new vigor tomor-
row morning when the January is-
sue of the Gargoyle appears for
sale throughout the campus.
Gargoyle this month is packed full
of new features and sparkling humor,
all of which are expected to go a
long way toward brightening up the
lethargic examination period.
New building plans for use in con-
junction with the CWA project now
being carried on in Michigan are in-
cluded, The types of buildings illus-
trated are certain to cause comment
from the most artistic of readers.
The tailcoat, the dinner jacket, and
other forms of formal male attire
will be fashioned by four sartorial
stars in the popular Clothes Horses
feature. In siddition, Sophisticated
Lady, portraying the latest in wom-
en's styles with accompanying illus-
trations, will be included,
Poetic souls will receive delightful
sensations from the many verses to
be featured. As a fitting climax, the
Modern Music column will contain

notes on the most popular of Amer-
ican dance orchestras, if campus
opinion goes for anything.
Local Attorney Attempts
Bond Restraining Action

Fencers Have
No 'Workable
Says Captain Presented A
Budget Totaling $300;
Calls It Uncalculated
Athletic Board Has
Not Acted Recently
Coach Johnstone's Salary
Partly Included In Last
Year's $1,200 Budget
"As soon as a workable budget of
$300 for the fencing team is pre-
sented to me I will be glad to present
it to the Board in Control of Ath-
letics for their consideration," Field-
ing H. Yost, Director of Intercol-
legiate Athletics, declared in a state-
ment yesterday, "but so far no such
budget has been presented."
Coach Yost stated that the fencing
team was cut from the intercollegiate
schedule at the meeting of the Board
to decide on the budget last spring
at the same time that the gymnastics
and cross country teams were elim-
inated for economy reasons. Last sea-
son the expenses of the team were
$1,277.73, he said.
Shortly before the Christmas vaca-
tion the captain of the fencing team
presented a budget for the team ac-
tivities for the year totaling $300
which had not been carefully cal-
culated, Coach Yost said, and it was
recommended that the proposal be
reconsidered and when a feasible
plan was presented Coach Yost said
he would send it to the Board for
their consideration. Such a plan has
not yet been offered.
Coach John Johnstone, who
coached the tennis and fencing teams
last year, has been retained this year
as coach of the tennis team and as an
instructor in physical education. Part
of the fencing budget for last year,
Coach Yost stated, was a portion of
the salary of the coach which was'
attributable to coaching the fencing
The question of an appropriation1
for the fencing team has not been
presented to the Board in Control of
Athletics since the decision to elim-
inate it as an intercollegiate sport
was made last spring, he said, in
refutation of the statement that the
Board had turned down the proposal
of a $300 budget.
Co-Op Association
To Meet Tomorrow
A meeting of the board of directors
of the proposed Fraternity Buyers
Co-operative will be held at 7:30 p.I
m. tomorrow at the Union, Maxwell1
T. Gail, '34, secretary-treasurer of
the Interfraternity Council an-
nounced yesterday.
On the program for the meeting is
the drawing up of the articles of in-
corporation of the association. An ap- '
plication has been received from the1
State, Gail said,
It is possible that Rolf Darbo, fra-
ternity buyer for a similar organiza-
tion at the University of Wisconsin,
after which the Michigan plan is
being closely modeled, may be pres-
ent to tell the board members some
of the problems which they face and
to show them sample accounts and
Gail said that he could not get
in touch with Darbo last night and
was therefore unable to say definitely

whether he would or would not be

Will Not Condone

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. - (IP) -
The government was in full cry for
liquor revenues tonight under the
policy that tax liability -rests not only
on "the little fellow but on very large
and powerful corporations as well.
The first points of attack were the
United States Industrial Alcohol Co.
and the United States Industrial
Chemical Co., which the government
contended owed taxes of $8,140,514.88
on 1,271,955 proof gallons of distilled
spirits it claims were diverted for
beverage purposes between Jan. 3,
1929 and Jan. 1 , 1930.
Commenting on the case which
was filed in the federal court for the
district of Maryland at Baltimore,
Attorney-Gen. Homer Cummings said
there would be similar suits brought
against others for large amounts in
the near future.
Coincidentally there came words
from Guy T. Helvering of the Bureau
of Internal Revenue that all persons
holding distilled spirits, including al-
cohol, rectified spirits or wine, must
take inventory of such stocks and file
them with revenue collectors within
30 days. The Baltimore suit was the
outgrowth of a three-year investiga-
tion by the Department of Justice
during which the United States In-
dustrial Alcohol Co. was indicted in
1930 and assessed the maximum fine
of $10,000.
Officials reported a "slight im-
provement" in the condition of Prof.
Thomas Diamond of the education
school at 1:15 a. m. today, but said
that he was not out of danger yet.

An alumnus who is on the com-
mittee but who did not attend the
meeting, when approached last night
said he did not care to define the
"misconduct" referred to in the reso-
lution, stating that "everyone knows
what is meant by the term."
Fraternity alumni have been active
in the past in helping the fraternities
to combat "University paternalism
and control" and have been credited
by many with the discontinuation of
the deferred rushing rules which al-
most ruined several houses in the
year 1931-32.
Against 'Hell Week'
In another resolution, the alumni
recommended to the office of the
dean of students that fraternities de-
siring to have freshmen live in chap-
ter houses during the second semes-
ter should agree to abolish certain
objectional features of "hell week."
Destruction of property and interfer-
ence with studies were cited as the
objectionable features to which the
resolution referred.
These resolutions, together with
others which were not divulged last
night, will be brought before the
members of the Interfraternity Coun-
cil Wednesday at the regular month-
ly meeting.
Abbott Demand
Stirs Members
House Group
Representatives R e s e n t
The Democratic Leader's
'Graceless' Telegram
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13--(R) -
A telegram fromt Horatio J. Abbott,
Democratic national committeeman
for Michigan, to members of the
State's delegation in the House de-
manding they support President
Roosevelt set off a veritable bomb-
shell today among the congressmen.
Rep. John C. Lehr of Monroe im-
mediately reported in a letter to Ab-
bott that he not only "has unquali-
fiedly and absolutely supported the
program of the President" but that
the demand "comes with very poor
He added that "my 38 years of un-
selfish support of Democratic prin-
ciples makes it unnecessary for me
to take any order from one who has
been so blind to the best interests
of Michigan democracy as have you."
The telegram was signed by Ab-
bott, W. Alfred Debo, chairman of
the State central committee and
John W. Canfield, secretary of the
State's central committee.
Replies similar to Lehr's were sent
by Representatives Harry W. Mus-
selwhite of Manistee and Carl M.
Weideman of Detroit.
The text of the telegram from the
party leader follows:
"Michigan Democracy insists that

What To Do With 16-Year-Olds
Vexes Federal Education Head

Rachmaninoff Called One Of The
Most Popular Of Concert Artists

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. -e)-
What is to be done with the 14 to
16-year-old boy or girl who. has
completed school attendance require-
ments and still is too young for wage-
earning employment?
That problem, says Dr. J.C. Wright,
director of the Federal Board for
Vocational Education, is the most
serious that has arisen in the field
of education in the last few years.
He points out that while the period
of compulsory full-time school at-
tendance has been extended in some
states to 16 years, with provision for
part-time attendance beyond that
age, in a majority of states there is
a gap between the age of release
from compulsory attendance and
the minimum age of employment.
The minimum age is fixed in child
labor legislation in NRA code or de-

"It may be assumed that the mini-
mum age policy written into emer-
gency codes will be continued as a
permanent policy in order that 14
to 16-year-old boy or girl will not
enter into competition withi older
workers," he added. "There is no
economic necessity for employment
of these young workers and society
at last has determined to eliminate
the evils of child labor."
Under the Vocational Education
Act, one-third of the Federal funds
provided for trade and industrial
education, is expended in the states,
must be expended for part-time
schools - that is, schools providing
instruction during a part of the reg-
ular working time for young workers.
Dr. Wright says it would appear
that these schools in the future must

Rising from comparative obscurity
to the position of acknowledged su-
periority as a concert pianist, Sergei
Rachmaninoff, who is to play here
next Thursday, is one of the most
popular musicians on the concert
Within easy recollection, Mr. Rach-
maninoff in America was but an oc-
casional Russian name upon concert
programs, the composer of sundry
"favorite" pieces that even other
pianists included in their recitals, and
of various songs that audiences heard
gladly as often as appreciative sing-
ers ventured them.
Now audiences flock to Rachmani-
noff's recitals several times in the
same city, and programs blossom

fellow Russian, his playing is an
exact mirror of the chosen composi-
Finally, according to the usual
course of his programs, he passes to
the numbers that his audiences are
most eager to hear - his own com-
positions. Then his hearers know how
an illustrious composer may trans-
figure his own music when he is also
an illustrious pianist.
Sergei Rachmaninoff was born in
Novgorod, Russia, 60 years ago, and,
studied in Russian conservatories,
winning a gold medal in 1891. He has
been musical director of the Univer-
sity of Nebraska.
His American debut was made in
New York in 1909, following which he
made his first concert tour in this

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