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The Weather
Generally fair today and to-
morrow; cooler today.


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College Humor
Picks Michigan.



Figures Show
Fencing Team
cost Is Small
Coach's S a I a r y Charged
To Fencing Last Year;
Is Still On Staff
Yost Says He Would
Submit $300 Budget
Captain To Present Plan
To Board In Control At
Next Regular Meeting
Last year the fencing team spent
only slightly more than $300 exclu-
sive of the coach's salary, it was re-
vealed by figures released yesterday
by Fielding H. Yost, Director of In-
tercollegiate Athletics.
The expenses of the team for last
season were $1,277.73, according to
figures given by Coach Yost Satur-
day. He also stated yesterday that
of this amount approximately $900
went to help pay Coach Johnstone's
salary. Coach Johnstone is, how-
ever, still on the staff this year at
no decrease in salary beyond the
regular cut given to all the members
of the staff.
Coach Yost said in a statement to
The Daily that if a satisfactory bud-
get of $300 to take care of the ex-
penses of the team were presented
that he would be surprised but would
gladly present it to the Board in
Control of Athletics for their con-
Leaders of the group of more than
50 students who are interested in
the fencing team las't night produced
a budget totalling $300 and includ-
ing $50 for replacement of possible
breakage of equipment, $41 for a'
three-man trip to Ohio State to stay
overnight, and another $41 for an.
overnight trip to Chicago to meet
Chicago and Northwestern. It is said
by Robert R. Nahrgang, '34, that
these allowances are ample, judging
from the expenditures of last year.
Nahrgang, who will be captain of
the fencing team if it is re-instated,
said last, night that he will present
this budget together with the case for
the fencers at the next meeting of
the Board in Control of Athletics.
The arguments for the re-instate-
ment of the team advanced by the
team include the facts that an ex-
tensive schedule has been requested
by other teams, the team last year
won all its dual meets, all the other
Big Ten schools that had fencing
teams last year have retained them1
this season, that one of the princi-
ples of the Michigan program is ath-
letics for all, and there are more than1
50 students interested in the sport.
Runs Wild To
Beat Miehioan
EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 15 - (0)-1
Northwestern took scoring on a pro-y
duction basis in the last half tonight1
to crush Michigan, 44 to 23, and re-,
main in a tie with Iowa for second
place in the Western Conference bas-
ketball title race.
The Wildcats led all the way, but
Michigan managed to hold on during
the first half which ended with
Northwestern three points in front.
From the start of the closing period

Northwestern, with Brewer, Kopecky,
Fisher, and Culver dropping in field
goals, ran away to a huge lead.
The victory NAas Northwestern's
third in four games, while Michigan
suffered its third defeat in four con-
tests. Northwestern hammered in 17
field goals while the Wolverines
managed to locate the hoop only sev-

NRA Has Emphasized Capital-
Labor Conflict, Says Kingdon

President Roosevelt's institution of
State Capitalism has nothing at all
in common with either Socialism or
Fascism, but soon the "inherent con-
tradictions" of capitalism will sendk
his Administration sharply either to
the Right or to the Left, in the opin-
ion of Dr. Frank Kingdon, chairman
of the New Jersey Civil Liberties
Speaking last night in Natural
Science Auditorium in the second of
a Vanguard Club -League for In-
dustrial Democracy series, Dr. King-
don predicted defeat for the Presi-
dent's policy of reconciliation of the
"divergent" interests of the employ-
ing and employed classes, with its co-
incident attempts to foster "senti-
mentalism, give-and-take, and the
spirit of good-will."
"The NRA has only emphasized
the conflict of the farmer, small bus-
inessman, manufacturer, and trades-
man, and laborer with the controll-
ing groups," Dr. Kingdon declared.
"The interests of the working class
and of the capitalist class are irre-
concilable under the present govern-
"Wen it is said that we are now

living in a collectivist society, and
tha.t such a society is necessarily in
the interests of 'the working class, it
must be remembered that our collec-
tivism is for private profit only, and
not for the interests of the masses.
It is the worst form of collectivism."
"Private collectivism" is not the
only basic flaw of the capitalistic
structure, Dr. Kingdon said. Other
"contradictions" are "scarcity in the
midst of overproduction, the concen-
tration of industrial efficiency within
nations, which leads to international
competition and war, and the violent
struggle which capitalism creates be-
tween worker and employer."
The origin of the NIRA was
traced by Dr: Kingdon to the Na-
tional Chamber of Commerce and its
reaction against the Thirty-Hour
Work Week Bill introduced in the
Seventy-Second Congres by Senator
Black. Rather than being an instru-
ment for social justice, Dr. Kingdon
emphasized, the NIRA represents
only the work of a capitalistic group
which opposed the freedom which
labor might have obtained under the
Black Bill.
"The codes for industries were
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Kingdon Says
Is Regrettable
Declares Rabid Pacifists
Become Equally Stirred
By War When It Nears
On the question of the abolition of
the R.O.T.C. and the Disarmament
Discussion and Action Group, an or-
ganization recently formed to com-
bat the R.O.T.C. on the campus, Dr.
Frank Kingdon, well-known minister
and lecturer who spoke here last
night, stressed the fact that the
"people who get the most emotional
over the idea of pacifism, now that
pacifism is popular, are the same
ones that are liable to become emo-
tional over the idea of war when a
war is in prospect."
The R.O.T.C. on the campus is an
expression of faith that there is go-
ing to be another war, he believes.
"If a man thinks that there is going
to be another war, and if he thinks
that when there is another war it will
be the duty of every man to enlist
and fight for his country, then it is
conceived to be his duty to enlist in
the R.O.T.C. while he is on the cam-
pus in order to get ready," he said.
How to reconcile the fact of na-
tional sovereignty with the idea of
international peace is one of the
problems which confronts the pres-
ent-day pacifist, according to Dr.
Kingdon, while to attempt to recon-
cile it with the continuation of the
capitalistic system is another of his
On one hand, the nation is facing
Fascism, which is the management
of the state in the interests of the
capitalistic class, Dr. Kingdon stated.
While agreeing with the statement
that Gen. Hugh S. Johnson would
make a good Fascist, he expressed
the opinion that President Roosevelt
would not. "The President has too
much of a sense of humor to be a
Fascist," he said.
On the other side of the road is
Socialism, which is the management
of the state in the interests of the
workers, the proletariat, Dr. Kingdon
State Faces Sharp
Cut In CWA Funds
LANSING, Jan. 15-(IP) -Michi-
gan is faced with the prospects of a
steadily diminishing army of CWA
workers and sharp curtailment in
other welfare activities, Governor
Comstock declared today upon his
return from Washington.
He was informed that only enough
money to sustain the present aver-
age CWA payroll less than a month
is available. The combined State
and Federal budgets will have to be
cut from an average of $4,000,000 a
month to about $2,500,000, the Gov-
ernor said. Unless additional money
is appropriated by Congress for CWA
work, that gigantic project will end
in Michigan not later than April 15.
Last Sale Of 'Ensian
For Semester Is Today
The final sale of 'Ensian sub-
scriptions during the first semes-
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Expelled Ohio
State Student
To Talk Here
Donald Leach, One Of Six
Discharged, Will Speak
At Open Forum Jan. 17
Donald Leach, one of the six stu-
dents involved in the R.O.T.C. agi-
tation at Ohio State University, will
speak at a disarmament meeting
sponsored by the Vanguard Club at
4:15 p. m. Wednesday in Natural Sci-
ence Auditorium.
Leach, along with the five others,
attracted national attention when he
resigned from the R.O.T.C. at Ohio
State, where the course is compul-
sory since the institution is a Federal
land grant school.
Asserting that they were conscien-
tious objectors, the six refused to
participate in military activities, and.
finally were expelled by Pres. George
W. Rightmire late last week.
Student speakers scheduled to ap-
pear are Sherwood Messner, '34, Mau-
rice Wilsie, Grad., and Adrian Jaffe,
'36; Kendall Wood, '34, will act as
A general discussion and forum
will follow the speeches. Officers of
the Vanguard Club stated that they
hoped the meeting will arouse gen-
eral campus interest in the fight
against the R.O.T.C.
January Gargoyle To
Be On Sale Tomorrow
Due to unavoidable circum-
stances the Gargoyle will not ap-
pear until tomorrow morning in-
stead of yesterday as previously
A veritable host of feature ar-
ticles arxd departments are in-
cluded in this month's issue. Full
page caricatures of Michigan's
1933 All-Americans will appear as
well as Preposterous Person No. 10.
An outstanding cover is expected
to produce more than one laugh
and the popular Our Own Clothes
Horses will present four more
B.M.O.C.'s, resplendent in their
Sunday's finest. All of the other
features which have made the new
Gargoyle so successful will also be

Buyer From
Wisconsin To
Confer Here
Darbo Will Consult With
Board Of Proposed New
Buyers' Co-operative
Council Will Meet
Tomorrow Evening
Organization About Ready
To Start Operation, Gail,
Board Member, Says
Rolf E. Darbo, buyer for the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin fraternity co-
operative buyers association, will be
in Ann Arbor during this week to
consult with Interfraternity Council
officials and the board of directors
df the proposed Fraternity Buyers'
Co-operative, which will shortly begin
active operation.
He will discuss the leading features
of the plan at the council meeting
at 8 p. m. Wednesday at the Union,
and will be able to answer any ques-
tions which the members may wish to
"The organization is practically
ready to go, and only some small de-
tails are left to be completed," Max-
well) T. Gail, '34, council secretary-
treasurer, declared last night. The
board will apply for articles of in-
corporation from the State soon, ac-
cording to Gail.
In the preliminary report which
was submitted last fall and made
public yesterday, Gail states that
"most kitchens are not well organ-
ized" and points out that the new
plan "would not upset the existing
systems" of buying food products.
At a meeting last night, by-laws
were adopted tentatively by the board
of directors, composed of Gail, Dean
of Students Joseph A. Bursley, Bethel
B. Kelley, '34, president of the coun-
cil, Professors Robert G. Rodkey and
Dudley M. Phelps of the business ad-
ministration school, and Herbert H.
Upton and Paul Icerman, fraternity
alumni and local business men.
Plans For New
City Hall Taken
Up By Council
A plan to construct a new build-
ing to replace the dilapidated quar-
ters of the City Hall and fire and
police departments was referred to a
special committee consisting of Al-
dermen Walter C. Sadler, Donald J.
Mayer, and R. M. Burr at a regular
meeting of the Common Council last
night at the City Hall.
The special committee appointed
by President E. E. Lucas, will study
the plan and report to the council
sometime in the near future, it is ex-
pected. The plan was proposed at
this time to take advantage of labor
opportunities under the CWA in em-
ploying Ann Arbor laborers.
A similar plan for an Ann Arbor
Municipal Center to house all city
and county offices was submitted by
the Ann Arbor Trades and Labor
Council, a measure which was also
referred to the special committee.
The condition of Prof. Thomas
Diamond of the School of Education
was reported as 'slightly improved' at

1:15 a. m. today by hospital of-
ficials. However, the report stated
that he was not yet completely out
of danger.

Union Opens
Drive To Aid
Men In Need
Hope To Gather Clothing
For Students Needing
Suits, Overcoats Most
To Collect Articles;
Co-operation Asked
Bursley Will List Those
In Extreme Need; Plea
Made For Campus Help
"Many of our fellow students are
in extreme need of clothing," leaders
of the Goodwill Clothes Drive said
yesterday, "and many others have
old suits and overcoats that they
have no further use for. It is our
purpose at present to attempt to
bring these two together."
The drive, being conducted by the
Union, began in earnest yesterday
and leaders expressed the hope that
all of the estimated 75 are actually
need clothing may be taken care of.
Dean Joseph A. Bursley, who has
accepted the responsibility of list-
ing those who need clothing and dis-
tributing articles to them as they
come in, issued the followingstate-
ment, addressed to all students,- yes-
"I am taking this opportunity to
ask your aid and co-operation. There
is an urgent need for clothing for
the use of needy students, and the
assistance of all those in a position
to help will be greatly appreciated.
"If you have any articles of cloth-
ing, particularly suits and overcoats,
which are no longer of value to you,
please call the student offices of the
Union, which organization will make
arrangements for the collection of
any articles which you may contrib-
ute to this most worthy endeavor."
Other campus leaders expressed
similar sentiments regarding the
worth of this cause which is directed
toward the assisting of less fortu-
nate fellow-students. It was stressed
by those in charge that all articles
of apparel will be appreciated, but
that the prime need at present is for
suits and overcoats. "Unless these
needy students are assisted in this
way they are likely to be left entire-
ly without wearable clothes," officials
of the Union said. ,
Allan McCombs, '35, of the Union
executive council, said, "We consider
it a duty devolving upon all stu-
dents who are able to help in any
manner. It is not like contributing
to a fund or drive for persons with
whom we have no connection at all
Those in need at present are en-
rolled in the University the same a
we are, and it is up to us to give
them what assistance we can towards
the completion of their University
A few suits and overcoats were re-
ceived yesterday, but it was expected
that as soon as students realize the
actual need existing they will respond
more heartily.
By- calling the student offices at
the Union arrangements will be made
to collect contributions anywhere in
the city.
Bursley To Speak
To Adelphi House
Dean Joseph A. Bursley will speak
on "The Relation of the Student tc
the University" before the Adelphi
House of Representatives in their las
meeting of the semester at 7:30 p. m

today in the Adelphi rooms on the
fourth floor of Angell Hall.
An open forum on Dean Bursley's
topic will follow, the meeting being
open to all.
After the forum, members will hold
a closed meeting for the election of
officers. The candidates are as fol-
lows: For speaker - Melvin Levy, '34,
and Samuel L. Travis, '34; for clerk:
William Fleming, '37, Robert Fisch-
grund, '37, and Eugene Wilhelm, '37;
for treasurer: Milton Kramer, '36>
and Victor Weipert, '37; and for ser-
geant-at-arms: Sheldon Ellis, '37,
Sidney Sharfstein, '37, and David
Rosin, '36.
Esperanto Talk By
Meader Postponed
Due to illness Prof. C. L. Meader
of the general linguistics department
will not speak today on the signifi-
cance of Esperanto, as was previously
scheduled. The lecture has been in-
A-fniaty nC.nn C-

The Bigger The Better,
Co-Ed Debaters Prove
Large women, buxom, tall women,
have just as much charm if not more,
than small women, it was proven last
night in a debate conducted by mem-
bers of Athena Literary Society, wo-
men's speech club.
The question under discussion,
"Resolved, That the Charm of Wo-
man Varies Inversely with Her Size,"
was discussed pro and con by Minna
Giffen, '35, and Peg Cushing, '36Ed,
and Mary Mildred Murphy, '35, and
Vivian Young, '36, on the affirma-
tive and negative teams, respectively.
The negative team, the winners,
called to the attention of the judges
that the famous sirens of history -
Clopatra, Venus de Milo, Josephine,
Mae West, Greta Garbo - were and
are all ladies of ample size. Caesar,
Baron Munchausen, a university
president, and two professors were
quoted to prove the victors conten-
tion that charm is a conspicuous at-
tribute of the well-proportioned wo-
Sale Of J-Hop
Tickets Begins
Today At $5.50
Juniors In All Schools
Will Have First Choice;
Open Sale Next Week
Tickets for the 1934 J-Hop will go
on sale today at $5.50, John Garrels,
'35E, chairman of the tickets com-
mittee announced yesterday.
"The sale of the tickets will be
limited for the first week to members
of the Junior classes of all the col-
leges of the University," Garrels said,
"and all indications of the general
attitude toward the Hop make us
think it would be wise not to leave
buying the ticket until two or three
days before the party, because by
that time we may have a sell-out."
Arrangements for the booths are
now in progress. Sam H. Hazleton,
'35E, chairman of the booths com-
mittee, has already sent out the sec-
ond letters for booth arrangements!
to the various organizations on the
In each letter is information con-
.erning the arrangements and the
requirements that must be met by
each organization. Each booth must
,ontain at least 20 couples. A list
of the names and ticket numbers of
each person must accompany the ap-
plications. Each group will be re-
quired to furnish its booth. All ap-
olications must be in the hands of
the booths committee by Monday,
Jan. 22.
Tickets for the party will be avail-
able at the desk of the Union and
from the following persons: Philip
3ingleton, Charles Brownson, Charles
Hewitt, Gale Sterling, John Garrels,
Ruth Kaser, Ann Dunbar, Sidney
irankel, Carl Marr, Stuart Swanton,
Robert Kraft, Lawrence Wines, Sam
Hazelton, Donald Cook, James Eber-
ly, William Wangner, Elsa Van
Slyke, Ella Mae Broome, Marian
Brooke, Helen Stetson, and Lois Hef-
Ruthvens' First
Lap On Home
Trip Completed
President And Wife Sail
From Jaffa, Palestine;
Will Retuern Feb. 14

President and Mrs. Alexander G.
Ruthven, who are on a six-week trip
to Egypt, sailed Sunday from Jaffa,
Palestine, on the first lap of their
return trip. They will stop off at
several intermediate points and plan
to be back in Ann Arbor about Feb.
The main object of the trip, which
was to gain first-hand information
regarding the many extensive arch-
eological projects which the Univer-
sity has been carrying on there for
the past several years, has already
been accomplished.
Kom Aushim, in the Fayoum 'dis-
trict, was the first spot which the
Ruthvens visited. It is here that one
of the University expeditions is lo-
cated at present, approximating the
sites of ancient Karanis and Dime.
This University group has been on
the location since 1924.
Another expedition visited was that
on the site of ancient Sepphoris,
which was once the capital of Gali-
lee, believed to have been the home
of the narents of the Virgin Mary.

Cheap Dolar
Is Requested.
By Roosevelt
President Asks Congress
To Approve 40 Percent
Cut In Dollar's Value
Congress Expected
To Back Executive
'Government Title To All
Monetary Gold' In U. S.
Asked In Bill
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. -W)-
President Roosevelt today asked Con-
gress for an epochal vote of confi-
dejnce on his monetary plans in the
form of legislation approving a 40
per cent cut in the dollar's gold value
and giving the treasury title to all
the gold in the country.
His request went to the Capitol
in a carefully and forcefully worded
special message and all indications
tonight were that the huge Demo-
cratic majorities in the House and
Senate, despite defections by conserv-
ative members, would see to it that
his wishes are fulfilled.
Reduced to its essentials, the Presi-
dential message asked Congress for
three things:
To give the government "by spe-
cific enactment" title to "all supplies
of American-owned monetary gold,
with provision for the payment there-
for in gold certificates."
To "fix the upper limit of permis-
sible revaluation" of the dollar at
60 per cent of its present gold con-
tent, noting that "careful study" had
led him to a belief "that any revalua-
tion at more than 60 per cent of the
present statutory (gold) value would
not be in the public interest."
To give the Secretary of the Treas-
ury express authority to purchase
foreign exchange as well as to buy
and sell gold at home and abroad and
to establish from any profits on gold
stocks derived from devaluation of
the dollar' a "fund of two billion dol-
lars" with which to make such pu-
This development towered high
above all other capital happenings of
the day.
Unif ied lBuying
Plan Is Judged
As Economical
Purchasing For Hospital
And Dormitories Forms
Largest Buying Unit
The experiment to consolidate the
buying power of the women's dormi-
tories in order to procure better food
at cheaper prices has succeeded so
far this year, according to Miss Ellen
B. Stevenson, business manager of
University dormitories.
Although it has been necessary
since the first of the year to raise
the board bill from $6 a week to
$6.50, this has been the result of the
25 per cent rise in food costs, due to
the fact that a government process-
ing tax has been put on foods, Miss
Stevenson stated.
For the first time all women's
dormitories with the exception of
Martha Cook have "combined with

the University Hospital to form the
largest single buying unit in the Uni-
versity. In this way, Miss Stevenson
pointed out, buying can be done di-
rectly through the source of supply.
Hence, meat is shipped directly from
the Chicago packing houses, potatoes
are transported in trainloads from
the north and vegetables are brought
in truck loads from the Detroit mar-
The ordering for all the dormi-
tories is done by Miss Kathleen
Hamm, University dietician. The in-
dividual dormitories prepare their
own menus which are approved by
Miss Hamm, who has been given a
blanket order from Miss Stevenson.
A reduction in room rent has been
maintained by consolidating the dor-
mitories, Miss Stevenson said, and
she also stated that under the system
if a dormitory had a surplus it might
go to assist another house.
For one dinner at Mosher-Jordan
as much as 325 pounds of meat, 3
bushels of potatoes, and from 10 to 12
bushels of vegetables are consumed,
according to Miss Marcella Schnei-
der, dietician at Mosher-Jordan. The
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Technique Of Rachmaninoff
Noted For Its Emotional Tone

en times.
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Although Sergei Rachmaninoff.
tall, austere expatriate Russian. wh',
is to play here Thursday at Hill Av.
ditorium, gives the appearance o
crashing chords and brilliant tech-
nique, in reality his performances arf
quite the opposite.
Aloof, aristocratic in bearing, and
dignified on the platform, you might
expect crashing dissonances and
modernist music from under those
steely fingers and powerful biceps.
instead come delicacy, great emo-
tional feeling, and a heart-searching,
singing tone.
"Music must reveal the emotions
of the heart," Rachmaninoff says. he

This calamity which forced Rach-
maninoff from the soil which he sr,
much loved has had an advantage at
least for American music lovers. It
affords them more frequent oppor.
tunity to hear this commanding mu-
sical personality. As a pianist he reg'-
isters an impression wholly unforget-
amie ana as a composer ne is one
of the towering creative Torces or fne
As a composer, the famous Rus-
sian has been designated as acon-
necting link between the old tradi-
tions and new ideals of music. Speak-
ing in the musical idiom of his race,
he stands between futurism and im-

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