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The Weaiher
Unsettled, probably local snow
flurries; tomorrow, cloudy and
continued cold.


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Dean Lloyd Grants
Hour Modification .





First Impetus
Given League
Merit System
New Plan For Election Of
Officers Gets Unanimous
Approval Of Directors
To Discard System
Of All Campus Vote
Measure Must Yet Pass
Governors And Repre-
sentatives Boards
The merit system for League elec-
tions as contrasted with the all-
campus vote of past years reeived
its first impetus when the new sys-
tem was unanimously passed by the
Board of Directors of the League.
The new plan for electing League
officers will be brought before the
board of representatives which will
meet next Tuesday, according to Ruth
Robinson, '34, president, and then
before the Board of Governors which
is composed of both faculty and stu-
dent members. If the project is
passed it will go into effect immedi-
System Calls For Tryouts
Instead of having officers elected
through an all-campus vote the merit
system provides for a system of try-
outs to fill positions on eight com-
mittees. A junior member will be
chairman on each of the committees
and from the eight chairmen the
president of the League will be ap-
pointed by the Board of Governors,
the advisory body of the League.
Other senior positions will be those of
the chairman of Judiciary council,
chairman of the Board of Represent-
atives, and chairman of the pan-
hellenic committee.
Tryouts To Fill Positions
The merit plan is similar to that
now being used at the Union, with a
few exceptions. Campus elections will
still be used for the office of vice-
The new system will provide for
some 50 positions to be filled by try-
outs ,whowil work up to junior and
senior positions. 'he committees,
which are varied to allow for ind
vidual ability, are as follows: the
undergraduate fund committee, the
publicity, house, reception, social, ju-
diciary, representative and panhel-
lenic committees.
To Give Added Interest
The undergraduate fund committee
will take in the class activities, such
as the sophomore cabaret and the
junior girls play. The publicity com-
mittee's purpose is to acquaint the
campus'with the League. The house,
reception and social committees will
have as their respective duties run-
ning the dining rooms and beauty
parlor, receiving prominent guests of
the University and conducting social
events. The committees which rep-
resent the Panhellenic council and
the Board of Representatives are
smaller bodies which will work for
the larger, more unwieldy organiza-
It was believed yesterday that the
new plan would give added interest
to the League and provide positions
for the many women interested in
League work.
Compromise is
Possible Result
Of NRA Meeting

WASHINGTON, March 8.-- (P) -
Hugh S. Johnson and representatives{
of industry embarked today in con-
ferences which may lead to a com-
promise program on the wages and
hours proposals advanced for NRA
The NRA administrator, to all out-
ward appearances, was firm in his be-
lief the best way to get the ten per
cent reduction he seeks tohboost em-
ployment was through a presidential
Reconciled to some shortening of
hours in comparatively prosperous in-
dustries, employers. or the great ma-
jority, insisted any such order would
work hardship and delay recovery,
even though exemptions for hard-
pressed businesses were provided.
The concentration today on ways
and means to provide credit for cap-
ital goods industries showed some
NRA officials felt business might be
more inclined to go along with John-
son if it was assured the administra-
tion was ready to do something to get
the heavier industries off dead center.

Will Lead Freshman Class Dance Tonight

-Photos by Rentschler
Richard Schumo Ruth Kaser

Frosh Frolic Is.
To Be Held At
Union Tonight'
T h r e e Hundred Couples
Will Dance To Music Of
Jack Miles Orchestra
Frosh Frolic, the first function of
the class of '37, will be held tonight'
at the Union. Three hundred cou-
ples will dance from 9 p.m. until 2
a.m. to the music of Jack Miles Band
and late permission until 2:30 a.m.
has been granted campus women.
At 12:15 p.m. the Union tap room,
usually closed to women, will be op-
ened to serve refreshments to cou-
ples attending the dance.
Richard Schumo, general chairman
of the affair, will lead the grand
march with Ruth Kaser, '35. The
ballroom will be decorated with flow-
ers and ferns with a large wreath
above the fireplace containing the
class numerals. The favors will be
novelty programs of white leather.
Airplane Sales By
Americans Cause
nJapan~ To Worry~
SHANGHAI, March 8.- (A- The
Japanese military, self-styled guar-
dians of "the peace of the Far East,"
want to know more about American
airplane salesmen who are obtaining
orders in ever-increasing numbers in
China, it was learned today.
Recent discussions in the Japanese
Diet in which it was charged that the
United States had agreed to assist
China in developing an air force
brought denials from Washington of-
ficials,.but reports indicate the Jap-
anese army's concern over the activ-
ities of the salesmen and instructors
here has not been assuaged.
The latest report, all of them un-
verifiable officially, says that Jap-
anese agents in China are studying
each American flyer, going to con-
siderable trouble in many cases, seek-
ing any possible connection between
the men and the American govern-
Yesterday's arrival of Frank
Hawks, noted American aviator, with
a giant bomber which he will demon-
strate to the national government,
stimulated the work of the Japanese

Sigma Delta Chi
Pledges Twelve
The following pledges were an-
nounced yesterday by Sigma Delta
Chi, national honorary journalistic
fraternity: Mark Alger, '34, Wil-
liam Brownxon, Spec., Paul Con-
rad, '34, Charles Cool, '34, Paul
Elliott, '36, Wallace Jennings, '34,
Thomas Kleene, '36, Ronald Mar-
tin, '35. Murton Peer, '34, William
Reed, '36, Robert Ruwitch, '35,
Arthur Wellman. '36.
Seldes Charge
Approved Here
By Professors
New York Writer Merely
Expressed Views Which
Educators Already Held
The staterninf that Gilbert Seldes,
New York writer. - ' jast Tuesday
at Olivet CollegE t professors were
betraying their students by luring
them to colleges under promises of
higher salaries in later life, carne far
from creating a furor among educa-
Dors on the Michigan campus.
tean J. B. Edmonson of the School
of Education when asked for a state-
ment referred his ihterviewer to an
editorial by Prof. O. W. Stephenson in
the November issue of the School of
Education Bulletin.
"All too often we have urged that
children should continue in school;
merely to assure them of economic
security in the practical affairs of
life," the article stated. "Health, eth-
ical character, worthy home member-
ship, citizenship, social efficiency, and
other values to be derived from an
education must be given a new inter-
pretation. They must be shown to be
infinitely more worthwhile than eco-
nomic security." Dean Edmonson said
that he entirely agreed with these
Palmer Christian Will
Give Foreign Recitals
Prof. Palmer Christian, University
organist, will give two out-of-town
performances during this month.
On March 18, Professor Christian
will play at the Fourth Presbyterian
Church in Chicago. On March 21,
he will present a dedication recital
at the new organ at Lawrence Col-
lege, Appleton, Wis.

[ndiana Jail
Break Called
Attorney-General Hits At
Officials For Posing With1
Federal Prisoners
Removed From Jail
Sheriff Holley A n s w e r s
Charges; Denies Posing
With Desperado
WASHINGTON, March 8 -(P) -
Attorney General Homer S. Cum-
mings sharply criticized Lake Coun-
ty (Ind.) officials today for the es-
cape of John Dillinger, and the Di-
rector of Prisons ruled that no long-
er would Federal prisoners be con-
fined there.
The action of Sheriff Lillian Hol-
ley and Prosecutor Robert G. Estill
in posing for a picture with Dillinger
was characterized by Cummings as
"one of the most disgraceful epi-
sodes I know anything about."
In Crown Point, Mrs. Holley de-
nied that she had posed with Dil-
linger, who walked out of her jail
Saturday after -whittling a pistol
from a block of wood.
"Naturally," she said, "considering
my job, I was among those present
when Dillinger was brought to Crown
Point. Photographs were taken of a
group of people, of whom I was one."
Case Smells, Judge Says
A little later Judge William J.
Murray, of Criminal Court at Crown
Point, arranged to call a new Grand
Jury and appoint a special prose-
cutor to investigate the escape.
"This Dillinger case is beginning to
smell," he said.
Cummings showed reporters a pho-
tograph which he said was posed for
by. Sheriff Holley, Dillinger, and
"This shows," he asserted, "a com-
plete lack of a sense of responsibility
or of propriety and common sense.
"The negligence of these people
may result in the death of. some
honest person \vio is trying to effect
Dillinger's capture."
Soon after Cummings had made
his criticism, Sanford Bates, direc-
tor of Federal prisons, ordered dis-
continuance of the Crown Point Jail
as a place of detention for Federal
prisoners. Eight Federal prisoners
now there will be removed.
Justice Department agents are
leading the search for Dillinger, now
concentrated in Chicago.
When he first escaped, J. Edgar
Hoover, of the Investigation Divi-
sion, termed it an "outrage." Assis-
tant Attorney General Joseph B.
Keenan, of the Criminal Division,
charged that the jail guards had
been "grossly and inexcusably negli-
Sheriff Resents Criticism
When informed of Cummings'
statement today, Mrs. Holley said:
"The general system now seems to
be to heap criticism after criticism
upon me. However, I'll be here on
my job until they kick me out."
Two guards on duty in the jail at
the time Dillinger walked out have
been arrested.
Estill, whose picture was published
with Dillinger's arm about his shoul-
ders, would not comment on Cum-
mings' remark, but did say that he
would oppose Judge Murray's at-
tempt to name a special prosecutor.
"I am capable of handling the in-
vestigation," he said. "Appointment
of another man would reflect on my

Estill also announced that investi-
gation was producing results. The
wooden pistol with which Dillinger
cowed the guards was found near
Kankakee, Ill., by a schoolboy, he
Reorganization Is
Forced On Airlines
WASHINGTON, March 8. -- (1) -
A complete reorganization of airmail
companies whose contracts were can-
celed, including the dropping of many
prominent aviation executives, will be
demanded by the Administration if
those lines seek to carry the mail
This became evident today as Con-
gressional committees and Postoffice
Department officials worked toward
enactment of President Roosevelt's
recommendations for returning the
business of flying the mail to private
carriers on a basis of '"honest pay-
ment for honest service."

Roosevelt Is Dissatisfied
Man, Henry Ford Says
FORT MYERS, Fla., March 8.- (P)
-Henry Ford, 70-year-old automo-
bile manufacturer who made a for-
tune by sticking to one idea, and says
he is willing to spend his fortune to
improve that idea, believes that the
world is run by dissatisfied people.
"President Roosevelt is a dissatis-
fied man," said Mr. Ford. "If he was
not dissatisfied, he would not attempt'
herculean experiments to improve
existing conditions. If we had not
been dissatisfied with the first auto-
mobiles, they would have been dis-
carded and the horses would have
taken their places.
"When dissatisfaction leads to im-
provement in conditions and produces
a better order of things it is a good
thing. That is why I am glad to ob-
serve that so many people are dis-
satisfied. Maybe they will do some-
thing about it. Maybe they will help
the leaders with vision enough to try
to build a better world for all people
to live in."
More Money Is
Given To Keep
Fund Brought To Total
Of $124.28 By Addi-
tional Gifts
Additional donations to the fund
to keep the Main Library open Sun-
days for the remainder of the year
brought the total up to $124.28 last
night with more money pledged and
the dormitories still to be heard from,
m e m b e r s of the Undergraduate
Council, which is conducting the
drive, announced.
The drive was progressing more
slowly but Council members hoped
that the money still to come in would
bring the final total to within strik-
ing distance of the $375 needed. Re-
gardless of how much is collected, it
will be used to keep the library open
on Sundays. If the sum raised falls
short of that anticipated, the library
will be kept open Sundays beginning
with the Sundays during the semes-
ter examinations and going back to
date. , ^ . r: ,.:. -.- ,
Those frateinities and sororities
which gave more than $1 yesterday,
and the sum they donated, follow:
Alpha Epsilon Iota, $3; Alpha Xi
Delta, $3; Chi Phi, $1.40; Lambda
Chi Alpha, $5.25; Kappa K app a
Gamma, $5; Zeta Beta Tau, $5; and
Tau Delta Phi, $1.70.
Congress Warned
To Reduce Vet Bill
WASHINGTON, March 8. - (P)---
A Presidential veto threat and an ap-
peal to keep the deficit within esti-
mates tonight set Congressional Dem-
ocrats in search of a compromise on
the Senate's proposed $350,000,000
outlay for veterans and Government
Within a few hours of a White
House conference at which Presi-
dent Roosevelt emphatically told
party leaders of both houses what he
thought of the proposal, House Dem-
ocrats were called into caucus to de-
cide what shall be done.
The proposal was embodied in an
amendment attached to the indepen-
dent offices appropriation bill by the
Senate. Although it was asserted after
the White House meeting that no
cnclusions were reached, it was
known that several compromise sug-
gestions were offered.
Mr. Roosevelt bluntly told the Con-

gressional group the increase in vet-
erans allowances and Government
salaries voted by the Senate was un-
acceptable to him and left no doubt
of a veto if the provisions were not

500-Foot Clause
May Be Rescinded
By Council Action

Campaign Started
To Abolish Hazing
Fratern iy Pledges
GREENCASTLE, Ind., March 8 -
(Special)-DePauw University is an-
other major college starting a cam-
paign against "'hell week." Several
factions including the alumni have"
defined hazing, or what is better
known as "hell week," as child-play.
Dr. Francis W. Shepardson, one of
the more prominent graduates of the
school stated "the fraternity must
give up 'hell week' or give up itsC
ideals, for the two do not go hand in
In view of the fact, that this is the
year of "New Deals" it would be a
good time for the fraternities to abol-
ish this period of "testing," Dr. Shep-t
ardson declared. Instead of making}
the pledges go through sleepless
nights, physical indignities and long
hikes, he said, it would be morej
brother-like to help him by making
him a part of the society.
Lose Suit To
Set Aside Bank3
Stockholders Held Liable
For Total Assessments
Of $35,000,000
DETROIT, March 8.- (A) - Stock-;
holders in Detroit's giant bank hold-{
ing companies today lost their suit
to set aside assessments on their
stock, and tonight 24,800 of them
faced the prospect of judgments ag-
gregating $35,000000.,.
Judge Johnson J. Hayes of Greens-
boro, N. C., sitting in Federal court
here, today dissolved a temporary in-
junction which had restrained re-
ceivers for the First- National Bank,
Detroit, and the Guardian National
Bank of Commerce from collecting
assessments for the benefit of de-
positors from owners of stock in the
holding companies.
The holding companies, the De-
troit Bankers Corp., and the Guar-
dian Detroit Union Group, Inc., own
all the stock in the two banks -and
Judge Hayes, in his findings, held
that the holding companies' stock-
holders, as the real owners of the
bank stock, were liable for the assess-
There are 8,800 holders of stock in
the Detroit Bankers Co. and the
aggregate of the assessments against
them, at the rate of $14.05 a share,
is approximately $25,000,000. The
total of assessments against the 9,000
shareholders in the Guardian group is
approximately $10,000,000. The as-
sessments against that stock is $6.43
a share.
The largest individual stockholder
in the Guardian group is Edsel D.
Ford, son of Henry Ford. He is re-
ported as owning 55,020 shares, and
his assessment would be $353,778.60.
Robert 0. Lord, former president of
the Guardian group, holds 8,620
shares. His assesment would be $55,-

Dancing Restrictions And
Closing Hour Ban Are
Not Changed
Down Town Beer
Sellers Close Doors
Joe Parker's, Dixie, And
'316' Expected Revision
Of 'Blue Law'
Beer may be sold within 300 feet
of a school or church building, in-
stead of 500 feet, if the resolution
which passed its first and second
readings at the meeting of the City
Council. last night, is made law.
Hopes that the dancing clause, or
the closing hour might be altered,
were dashed when the meeting passed
quietly without any other mention of
the ordinance. Ald. Donald J. Mayer,
foremost proponent of the radical
changes in the ordinance, decided
against offering his resolution after
sounding out the sentiments of the
council informally.
Location Clause out
The amendment to the liquor ordi-
nance was proposed by Aid.Leigh 3.
Young, chairman of the ordinance
committee. It will alter Section 12 of
the ordinance to read, "No alcoholic
liquor may be sold for consumption
on the premises in any building which
is located within a radius of 30 feet
of any chw"aschool building used
as such : endment passed its
first and' . t aoings unanimoous-
ly, and i a its third readIng
at the nexf eeting in order to be-
come law.
Campus Beer Unsettled
This reduction in the distance 'reg-
ulation will not advance the cause of
State Street beer, for the majority of
restaurants on State Street are with-
in a radius of 300 feet of the Uni-
versity or one of the Churches on
the campus. It is possible, however,
that the University may not be con-
sidered to be a school, and thus these
restaurants may be permitted to sell
beer if the vote on the April 2 ballot
is favorable.
It seemed unlikely that the present
council would take any steps to alter
any of the major clauses of the liquor
ordinance. If any changes will be
made, it will not be until' the new
council takes office on April 5. Ac-
cording to Alderman Mayer, even if
the new council is disposed toward
alteration of the ordinance, it will
probably not be in a position to do
so until its meeting on May 7.
Beer Gardens Close
Accordingly, beer garden proprie-
tors who had been hoping for a mod-
ification of the ordinance decided
that they would be unable to con-
tinue in business with the present re-
strictions. The Dixie has closed its
doors permanently. Joe Parker's,
famed in song and poem, will close
within the next ten days. The "Old
316," emptied by the prohibition of
dancing and the early closing, also
announced that it would close within
the next few days. Both the owner of
the Dixie and the "316" announced
that they would open up dine-aid-
dance places outside of the city limits.

Dr. Davis Defends Co-Education
Against 'Ridiculous Fad' Charge

I KENVIL, N. J., March 8. -(VP) -
Four were killed and several were in-
jured in an explosion at the Hercules
Powder Co. today.

-Co-education is not a "ridiculous,
fad" in the opinion of, Dr. C. 0.
Davis of the School of Education.
Men and women have to live togeth-
er most of their lives; they are never
separated in homes where there are
boy and girl children in the family
and therefore there is no reason why,
they should be separated for a cer-
tain period during the years when
they are becoming mature, Dr. Davis
When, asked to comment on a
statement made recently by Dr. Ales
Hrdlicka, a member of the Smith-
sonian Institute and world-famous
anthropologist, that "co-education is
a . ridiculous fad, based on false rea-
soning," Dr. Davis said that it was
purely a matter of judgment and
that there were arguments on both
sides of the question, but that, to
him, co-education is perfectly logi-
cal. There should be attempts to
satisfy group requirements, such as
physical education for both men and
women, with qualifications within

tunities women now have in the bus-;
iness world, a world formerly domi-
nated by men, they should have the
same opportunity for training in that
sort of work that men have. On the
other hand, there are some women
who are fundamentally artistic and
who therefore want training in this
field. For this reason, Dr. Davis
claims that the problem in educa-
tion is not whether to teach the two
sexes the same subjects, but whether
to require that individuals take the
same courses.
Many Problems
There are a great many problems
in connection with co-education but
they can't all be settled by the seg-
regation .of the sexes, Dr. Davis said.
The thought of the day in the edu-
cation world is the re-organization of
the school system so as to help the
student, both man and woman, to
realize the problems of the day and
to learn how to meet those problems.
The original idea in education was
to prepare people for the life after

Deadline For Manuscripts In
Hopwood Contest Is April 18
Contestants in the 1933-34 Avery of the prizes in any manner they con-
Hopwood and Jules Hopwood Awards sider necessary. The major awards
contest have until April 18 to sub- are provided in the fields of drama-
tic writing, the essay, fiction, and
mit their manuscripts for this com- poetry,
petition, it was announced yesterday. All undergraduate students who
At that time the manuscripts will have been regularly enrolled in the
be turned over to the judges of the University for both semesters this
contest, as yet to be selected. year, who are carrying at least 12
Under the terms of the will of the hours of "C" grade work, and who
late Avery Hopwood, '05, distin- are enrolled in at least one compo-
guished American dramatist, one- sition course in the English or jour-
fifth of his estate was set aside and nalism department are eligible to re-
given to the Regents of the Uni- ceive a minor award. Two prizes of
versity for the encouraging of work $250 each are given to two contest-
in creative writing. ants in each of the following fields:
In 1930, the Regents established drama, essay, fiction, and poetry.

Mock Trial Of
Adolph Hitler
Is Protested
State Department Declines
To Interfere As Leader
Is 'Convicted'
WASHINGTON, March 8- -
A protest was made by the German
Embassy against the mock trial held
in New York City last night in which
Adolph Hitler was found guilty of
"crimes against civilization," but the
State Department declined to inter-
Ambassador Hans Luther called
at the State Department when the
trial was first announced and .pro-
tested it.
The State Department declined to
interfere because of the private char-
acter of the trial and because it con-
sidered that any interference would

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