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Editorials

Inland Review Also A Busi-
ness *...; Of Immortality ...

VOL. XLIV No. 117

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 1934

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Bonus Bill
Is Passe d
By House
Forces Of Administration
Lose As Congressmen
See Elections Ahead
Cady And Mapes Of
Michigan Vote 'No'
'No Additional Cost,' Says
Vinson; 'Beginning Of
Inflation,' Gifford Says
WASHINGTON, March 12. - (R) -
House Democrats dared a promised
veto late today to pass a bonus bill,
then quietly agreed in caucus to sup-
port a plan to send the $354,000,000
of veterans and pay increases to con-
Lerence with the Senate to seek a
compromise acceptable to the Presi-
dent
The bonus bill goes to the Senate
which so liberaly amended the inde-
pendent offices supplies bill with vet-
erans' benefits as to bring upon it
too the threat of a veto if it were not
changed.
The vote was 295 to 125-slightly
more than the two-thirds necessary
to override a'veto.
The Michigan roll call:
Democrats for-Brown, Foukles,
Hart, Lehr, Lesinski, Musselwhite,
Sadowski and Weideman; Democrats
against-Cady.
Republicans for-Dondero, Mc-
Leod, James, Wollcott and Wood-
ruff; Republicans against-Mapes.
Not voting-Dingell.
Much of the debate circled about
the manner in which the bonus
would be paid. It calls for issuance
of United States notes of small de-
nominations which would be circu-
lated,as currency.,
"This bill does not cost the tax-
payer an additional cent; it doesn't
unbalance the budget," argued Rep.
Carl Vinson, (Dem., Ga.) a member
of the Ways and Means Committee.
"It is only the beginning of that
great scheme for printed money,"
replied Rep. Charles Gifford (Rep.,
Mass.)
Byrns' Last Appeal
Rep. Joseph Byrns of Tennessee,
the Democratic leader, in a final
appeal against the bill said it would
upset the President's recovery plans.
If it should survive the Senate,
President Roosevelt in a letter to
Speaker Henry T. Rainey has defi-
nitely promised to veto the bill.
There were sufficient votes for the
bonus in the House today to over-
ride a veto there, but whether they
would line up in the same manner
in combatting a veto was highly
doubtful.
The vote to take the measure
away from the Ways and Means
Committee was 313 to 104, or 35
more than necessary to override a
veto.
The collapse of administration
Democrats on the issue surprised
even Rep. Wright Patman, Texas
Democrat leader of the bonus bloc.
Not one Democratic leader spoke
against the Texan's motion to dis-
charge the Ways and Means Com-
mittee, and Speaker Rainey, whoa
usually votes on administration is-

sues, did not have his name called.
Doughton Joins Parade
Even Chairman Robert L. Dough-'
ton, of the Ways and Means Com-
mittee, voted to have his committee
discharged from consideration.
The vote on the motion to dis-
charge showed 246 Democrats, 62
Republicans and five Farmer-Labor-E
ites for; 55 Democrats and 49 Repub-
licans against.
Carl E. Mapes, (Rep., Mich.) was
the only Michigan member to oppose
this motion.
In his final appeal against the bill
Byrns said: "In voting for this bill
we are just making an idle political
gesture. I do not feel that I can
consistently vote for a measure which
the President and his advisers feel
strikes at the very heart of the recov-
ery program. The whole question is
whether or not, with tht President
using every means at his command
to bring order out of chaos, we are
going to do anything that in his
judgment may have a tendency to
interfere with his recovery program.
I shall not vote to do that."

My Beliefs About -Immoriaiity:
No. 1: Reverend Lewis' Views

EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is the first of
a series of six articles o "Immortality"
to be written by prominient Ann Arbor
clergymen. The next article will be by
Father Allen J. Babcock of St. Mary's
Student Chapel.
By THE REV. HENRY LEWIS
(Of St. Andrews Episcopal Church)
I have been asked to express what
I believe about Immortality. In the
first place, let me state that I do
not care greatly whether or not I
perish after death, and I doubt if it
is a matter of concern to the universe.
I do not feel any theological or emo-
tional necessity for survival, and the
question has no relationship, as far
as I can see, to the matter of morals
-such standards as I have are not
connected with future rewards and
punishments.
At the same time, in 'spite of this
indifference to it, I believe thoroughly
in personal immortality as a fact. I
believe in it first because it seems
to me logically and reasonably to fol-
low from what we know of personal-
ity. It is true that most of the com-
munication we have with each other
is through the senses, but there are
occasions when we attain mutual
awareness independently of such
physical media; and it is this latter
which leads me to believe that per-
sonality exists independently of the
physical body, and merely uses the
latter as a vehicle of expression. A
man may be terribly injured in an
automobile accident, losing, let us
say, his arms and his eyesight, but he

is just as much of a person as ever;
and I believe the same is true even
when death takes away the whole
body.
Furthermore, I believe in the sur-
vival of human personality, because
I believe that the universe is suffi-
ciently intelligent to preserve its
highest values. Truth, beauty, love,
goodness - these are values which
everyone of us would say ought to
be conserved - even if we are willing
to have our own lives go out like
a candle.
And yet, where do these supreme
values reside? In persons and in per-
sonal relationships; and if persons
themselves should be blotted out and
personal relationships be discontinued
what would become of truth and
beauty and love and goodness? As
a friend of mine once put it: "In
'Alice in Wonderland," he said, "the
grin of the Cheshire cat lingers on
after the cat has gone. But would
love linger on after every lover had
gone?" I do not think so, and there-
fore, I believe the only way the uni-
verse can preserve its supreme values
is to preserve human personality.
Naturally, we cannot prove that
and it is perfectly futile in my opin-
ion to speculate on whether or not
the universe will and does preserve
its highest values; but to live by the
fact that it has done so and will con-
tinue to do so, through the survival
of human personality, seems to me to
be both reasonable and intelligent.

'Puppy' Disappears 'pay Cuts Cause
After 25-Foot Fall; Strikes Among
i Phi's PerplexedI C A o
P CWA workers

What happens when a 150-pound
dog falls 25 feet? That is the prob-
lem which members of Chi Phi fra-
ternity are endeavoring to solve.
They bought a St. Bernard pup-
py the other day to keep the brothers
company - a little one(, only 150
pounds. At first he didn't seem to
appreciate his new abode, and he
was placed in the third floor dor-
mitory for what they thought was
'safe-'keeping. _
Yesterday afternoon the Royal
High Keeper of the Pound venturedr
upstairs to take a look at Saint. Saint
wasn't there, and one of the win-
dows was suspiciously open. Looking
down, the brother saw where Saint
had hit the back porch roof and
skidded over, 25 feet to the ground.'
Surprisingly, there was no dead dog
in the back yard.-
Right now, Chi Phi is wondering,
and, incidentally, is offering a good-
sized reward for Saint's return. At;
least they have one pledge who could,
stand a man-sized Hell Week.
Alpha Nu Will
Hold Humorous
Drill Tomorrow:
To Revive Tradition Of
Parliamentary Meeting;
Athena Invited
1 1
Reviving one of theorganization's
traditions, members of Alpha Nu,
national speech fraternity, will con-
duct a humorous parliamentary drill
at their weekly meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday in the Alpha Nu Room,
Angell Hall.
The meeting will be conducted ac-
cording to Robert's "Rules of Order,"
with the introduction of motions,;
amendments to motions, and similar
procedure. Charles Rogers, '34, will,
be chairman of the occasion, and sat-
irical bills in parliamentary order will
be introduced.
"This is the first time the old cus-
tom of holding occasional humorous
drills in correct procedure has been
revived since 1931," said William
Groening, '34-'36L, president. "It
should be amusing as well as in-
structive."
Members of Athena Literary So-
ciety, from whom Alpha Nu won a
"charm" debate last week, have been
invited to the meeting.
Speakers of the men's society are
preparing for the annual freshman
debate with Adelphi House of Rep-
resentatives March 21. The two
freshman teams will discuss the ques-
tion, "Resolved, That the public
works program of the present admin-
istration should be abandoned."
A debate with Zeta Phi Eta on the

Emergency Police Called
As 600 March To Office
Of Utica Works Director
UTICA, N. Y., March 12. - P) -
Angered over pay cuts, CWA workers
struck today and 600 of their num-
ber marched to City Director Howard
Graburn's office to "demand a square
deal."
Police Chief Timothy D. McCaithy
meanwhile had been told that "a
bunch of CWA men are planning to
march to the director's office and
tear the building down."
He sent an emergency police squad
under Capt. Dennis Jankiewicz to
protect the building and urged Asso-
ciate Director Chester Smith to dis-
miss the CWA clerical staff of 40 for
the day and lock up the building. Mr.
Smith declined.
While the dissatisfied men gathered
in Chancellor Park, where onlookers
swelled the crowd to more than 1,000,
Graburn received the grievance com-
mittee of seven. They told him they
could not live on $9.60 a week, the
amount to be provided on the basis
of an order last week from Wash-
ington. Until that order came, the
men had earned $15 a week. The
new order cut their time from 30 to
24 hours a week and their pay from
50 to 40 cents an hour.
Merit System Goes
To Representatives
The merit system for League elec-
tions, unanimously passed last week
by the Board of Directors of the
League, will go before the League
Board of Representatives at a meet-
ing at 4 p.m. today.
If passed by the Board of Rep-
resentatives the measure will go to
the Board of Governors, which will
probably adopt it, it was said.
The new system would substitute
appointment of League officers from
among committee heads for the all-
campus vote that has prevailed in
past years. The merit plan resembles
to a large extent that now being used
by the Union.

Fey Supreme
In Austria As
A Crisis Nears
Vice-Chancellor Is On Top
Of Heap With Dollfuss
J ourneying To Italy
Populace Wonders
What's Coming Next
Inner Heimwehr Circles
Maintain Strict Silence;
Miklas May Resign
VIENNA, March 12. - (P) -An-
other zero hour in Austria's affairs
was close at hand tonight.
At 6:29 a.m. Tuesday a train carry-
ing Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss to
Rome is scheduled' to cross the Ital-
ian border - after which the Heim-
wehr (Fascist Home Guard) and
Vice-Chancellor Emil Fey will again
assume supreme authority in this
country.
Major Fey, a Heimwehr leader,
during Dolfuss' previous absence
from Austria - a tx~o-ay trip to
Budapest to confer with Premier Ju-
lius Goemboes - launched a drastic
anti-Socialist drive which a few days
later developed into a bloody civil
war.
Tonight, countless Austrians, in-
cluding some close to the Chancellor
himself, wondered what Fey would do
this time, while Dollfuss is conferring
with Premier Mussolini and Goem-
boes.
Only Major Fey seemed to know,
and he maintained a strict silence.
Various politicians among the
Chancellor's own following, however,
remembered the recent broad Heim-
wehr hint, "that those who sat in
the arm chairs while we risked our
lives must make way for useful
forces."
They figuratively held their
breath.
On the other hand, remarks
dropped in circles close to the Vice-
Chancellor encouraged the rumors
that Fey -who alady commands
the police and gendarmerie as Minis-
ter of Public Security - will issue a
decree to put all armed patriotic or-
ganizations under a single control,
which will be the control of the
Heimwehr.
There also were whispers that Pres-
ident Miklas will resign and that
Prince Rudiger von Starhemberg,
Heimwehr commander, will take the
presidency.
Authorities in Heimwehr head-
quarters, however, suggested that if
this would occur it would be later,
possibly just before the proclamation
of a new constitution vastly increas-
ing the president's powers.
Ultra-radical individuals in the
Home Guard camp declared that
Chancellor Dollfuss already is oc-
cupying the same practical relation
to the Heimwehr as Fuvio Suvich,
Italian undersecretary for foreign af-
fairs,'occupies in relation to Premier
Mussolini.
Amendment Group
Will Meet Tonight
A meeting of the Citizens' Charter
Amendment Repeal League will be
held at 8 p.m. today at the offices of
The Daily. Members of the Common
Council who favor the sale of beer
East of Division Street will meet with
the group. All persons interested in
the issue are invited.

Today is the last day for registra-
tion and any citizen who wants to
vote on the beer question April 2
must register today. Any person over
21 who has been a resident of Mich-
igan for six months and of Ann Ar-
bor for 20 days is eligible to Register,
with the exception of students.

300-Foot Rule Is Obstacle

"_

Definition Of University
Would Determine Rights
Of Campus Restaurants
Churches, Schools
Stop Sale Of Beer
No State Street Store Could
Sell Beverage Under The
Proposed Amendment
With almost every campus restau-
rant located within 300 feet of a
school or church, little change would
be effected in the east side beer situa-
tion by a proposed amendment to
the city liquor ordinance which would
reduce the present restriction of 500
feet to 300 feet.
The amendment, which has passed
its first and second readings unani-
mously, would not change the status
of any State Street or North Uni-
versity Avenue establishment, an in-
vestigation showed yesterday, provid-
ed the University is legally defined
as a "school."
The Parrot, Drake's and other
stores on North University Avenue
are all within 300 feet of the cam-
pus, while Chubb's and other State
Street stores are within the limited
radius with respect to either the Uni-
versity, the Ann Arbor High School,
or the Methodist or Congregational
churches.
The Tavern, on Maynard Street, is
more than the required distance from
the campus, but would be prevented
from selling beer by its proximity to
St. Mary's Student Chapel.
Consideration of the University as
other than a school would allow beer
to be sold by stores east of the cam-
pus and on North University Avenue,
but would do nothing to advance the
cause of State Street beer.
The amendment, proposed by Ald.
Liegh J. Young, chairman of the or-
dinance committee, would alter Sec-
tion 12 of the city liquor ordinance
to read, "No alcoholic liquor may be
sold for consumption on the premises
in any building which is located with-
in a 300-foot radius of any church or
school building used as such."
Earthquakes
Cause Damage
In Five States
Rocky Mountain Tremors
Noticed Most In Idaho
And Northern Utah
SALT LAKE CITY, March 12. - (P)'
- The heaviest earth shocks ever re-
corded here rocked cities in North
Utah and Southern Idaho today,
caused large buildings to sway,
cracked the walls of some structures
and also jolted communities in south-
western Wyoming, Nevada, and Cali-
fornia.
At Ogden, Utah, a young woman
died, evidently of fright.
The Home Economics Building of
the Utah State Agricultural College
at Logan, Utah, was damaged so
badly that it was said it would be
abandoned.
Schools here and at Logan and
Pocatello, Idaho, were closed pend-
ing an examination of all buildings
for possible weaknesses. The City and
County Building here also was va-
cated.
Reports here said the Preston
(Idaho) High School Building was
cracked, the west wall being forced
nearly six inches away from the side
walls. School officials expressed the
belief that the building would have

to be abandoned.
Duinond To Address
Men's Speech Club
Prof. Dwight L. Dumond of the
history department will speak to
members of Adelphi House of Repre-
sentatives, men's speech club, on "The
New Progressive Era" at 7:30 p.m.,
tomorrow in the Adelphi Room, An-
gell Hall.
A short business meeting of the or-

New Brain-Truster

-Associated Press Photo
Prof. Jacob Viner, University of
Chicago economist, has been named
as a special assistant to Secretary
Morgenthau of the Treasury Depart-
ment.
Administration
Tariff Policies
Are Defended
Wilson's Son-In-Law Cites
Discretionary Power Of
Former Presidents
WASHINGTON, March 12. - ()P) -
The constitutionality of the tariff
bargaining powers for which Presi-
dent Roosevelt has asked Congress
was defended before the House ways
and means committee today by Fran-
cis B. Sayre, assistant secretary of
state.
The former professor of law, a son-
in-law of Woodrow Wilson, turned
the pages of history to show that the
administration's proposed tariff legis-
lation was "not such a drastic de-
parture from what has been done be-
fore."
Sayre cited discretionary tariff
powers granted to other presidents
and Supreme Court decisions uphold-
ing them.
When Democratic members moved
to bring the hearings to a close quick-
ly, Rep. Treadway (Rep., Mass.) pro-
tested vigorously.
"Unfair," he called the Democratic
attitude.
Chairman Doughton (Dem., N.C.)
disputed that but consent finally was
given for testimony tomorrow from
James A. Emery of the National As-
sociation of Manufacturers, and Wed-
nesday from Samuel Crowther, busi-
ness writer.
Precedent for the legislation was
seen by Sayre in the fact that the
President of the United States nego-
tiated 10 reciprocal trade agreements
in 1891 and 1892.
Discretionary tariff powers were
exercised, he said, by Presidents
Adams, Jackson, Polk, Lincoln, John-
son, Grant, and Hayes.
Socialists Adopt
Principles For
Spring Election
Rights Of Workers And
Consumers, Representa-
tion Of Trades Stressed

State Liquor Ordinance
Supplants Local Laws,
Says Atty.-Gen. O'Brien
City Council Meets;
Ignores Objections
Will Submit Amendment
To People April 2 In
Spite Of Ruling
Gov. William A. Comstock vetoed
yesterday the proposed, amendment
to the city charter which would re-
Beal the East of Division beer ban on
the ground that the ban had already
been repealed by the State Liquor
Control Bill and that consequently
the sale of beer in the campusearea
was already legal.
The Ann Arbor Common Council
last night over-rode the Governor's
veto, deciding to submit the proposal
on the April 2 ballot.
Basing his veto, which was made
on the advice of Atty.-Gen. Patrick
H. O'Brien, on the section of the
liquor law stating that: "all other acts
.. and all ordinances inconsistent
with or contrary to the provisions of
this act are hereby repealed," Gov-
ernor Comstock said, "This, I believe
repeals any provision in a city char-
ter which attempts to regulate the
sale of intoxicating liquor, except as
in Act No. 8 specifically provided."
People To Vote ,
The Council, in a special meeting
called in response to the Governor's
message which was received yester-
day morning, assembled a two-thirds
majority to over-ride the veto. As a
consequence of this action, the ques
tion of a charter amendment permit-
ting the sale of beer east of Divi-
sion Street will be submitted to the
people despite the veto.
Ann Arbor's recent Blue Law is
also invalidated by the State Liquor
Control Act, if the Governor's inter-
pretation is correct, according to City
Attorney William M. Laird.
The right of the Governor to rule
on charter amendments was also a
controversial issue last night. Ac-
cording to members of the political
science department, the council lacks
the power to overrule the Governor's
objection. On the other hand, Ar-
nold Kirch, of the Michigan Muni-
cipal League, said that according to
the Home Rule Act the Common
Council has the sole and supreme
power in charter amendments.
Mr. Laird stated that proposed
charter amendments must be sub-
ject to executive approval, although
a two-thirds majority of the Council
can act in case such approval is
withheld.
May Appeal Case
It was the opinion of the Council
that despite the legal rulings the
wishes of the people with respect to
State Street beer ought to be con-
sulted. It is expected, though, that
should the beer ban be retained by
the vote, it is possible that some local
restaurateur might appeal the case
to the State Supreme Court, basing
his appeal on the ruling of Atty.-Gen.
O'Brien.

Comstock Says East Side

Beer Ban

Was Repealed;

t

'With Banners Flying' Chosen
As Title Of This Year's Opera

Reference was made, in the execu-
tive's message, to last year's case of
Monk vs. the Common Council of
Ann Arbor, in which Wilfred Monk
appealed to the State Supreme Court
to force the Council to grant a beer
license to the New Granada Cafe.
The court refused the license on the
grounds that the beer law did not
repeal the local legislation.
Since that time the Legislature has
enacted a law creating a Liquor Con-
trol Commission, which has the "sole
right, power, and duty to control the
alcoholic beverage traffic. . . . in-
cluding the manufacture, importa-
tion, possession, transportation, and
sale thereof."
Whether Atty.-Gen. O'Brien is cor-
rect in ruling that local councils have
no right to restrict the sale of liquor,
or whether the Common Council is
right in holding that the Liquor Con-
trol Act does not affect the local
legislation, probably will be decided
by the State Supreme Court in an
anticipated test case.
Ohio Assumes Wholesale
Control Of State Linuor

"With Banners Flying," the 24th
annual Union Opera will be given
April 24 at the Whitney Theatre and
continue through April 28.
Final announcement of the name
for this year's show came after con-
sideration of over 100 suggestions.
Milton Peterson, director, explained
that the aim in selecting a title was
to find one that would symbolize the
revival of the opera after its having
been discontinued for the past few
eanrs.Those in charge emphasized

formances of the opera will be given
in the evening, no arrangements
having been made for matinees as
students would be unable to attend
while classes are being held in the
University. However, the possibility
of a Saturday afternoon show has
been mentioned by some as a special
presentation for local school children.
Officials in charge of the opera
stated that the title would have been
announced earlier but for the un-
usual natt re of the book and the
difficulty ii finding a name to meet

A tripartite p r o g r a m involving
workers' rights, consumers' rights,
and political recognition of workers
was adopted last night by the Social-
ist Party of Ann Arbor for the April
2 election.
The Party advocates, for workers'
rights, the designation of a special
assistant to the city attorney to in-
vestigate violations of NRA codes and
to defend the rights of labor and la-
bor organizations. The establish-

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