Fair and colder today. Thurs-
day, increasing cloudiness with
Proposed Changes in
VOL. XLIV No. 118 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 1934
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Return To $5
47,000 Laborers Benefit
By Increase From $4.00
And $4.40 Rates
No One Loses By
Makes Decision Known At
Luncheon; Raise Will
Henry Ford ordered the restoration
of his $5 a day minimum wage to all
employees of his company in the
Of 70,000 men employed in pro-
duction in the Detroit area and at
Ford Motor branches, 47,000 benefit
by the increase. In the Detroit area
32,681 are affected, their wage being
advanced from $4 and $4.40 a day
Mr. Ford, who has been consider-
ing the idea of the blanket raise
since his return from Florida late
last week, made known his decision
at a luncheon meeting of executives
Tuesday noon and also directed that
the raise should be retroactive to
starting time Tuesday morning.
"No one loses anything by raising
wages as soon as he is able," Mr.
Ford said after the meeting. "It has
always paid us. Low wages are the
most costly any employer can pay.
It's like using low-grade materials,
as the waste makes them very expen-
sive in the end.
"There's no economy in either
cheap labor or cheap material. The
hardest thing I ever did and ever
had to do was to cut wages. I think
we were the last big company to come
to it. Now I'm mighty glad wages
are climbing back again."
Do Not Want Workers
At the same time Ford executives
issued a warning in an effort to pre-
vent an influx of workers from other
parts of the country.
"This bldnket raise," they said, is
not an invitation to workers to fock'
here. Plenty of Detroit automobile
employees are still out of work. We
must take care of them first." '
It is the first blanket raisetgranted
by the Ford company since December,
1929, when it added the so-called
"depression dollar" to its wage scale
and brought the daily minimum from
$6 to $7.
During February, this year, 17,000'
men received small wage increases,
but when Mr. Ford returned to Dear-
born from the South last week, he
began to wrestle seriously with blan-
ket plan, which he had had in mind
for some time.
New Era Will
Be Subject 'Of
Prof. Dwight L. Dumond of thet
history department will be guests
speaker at the regular meeting of
Adelphi House of Representatives att
7:30 p.m. today in the Adelphi Room
in Angell Hall. Professor Dumond,
will speak on "The New Progressive
An open forum discussion will be
held after the address and the public
is invited to attend.
Tryouts have been held for the
annual freshman debate with Alpha
Nu which will be held Wednesday,
March 21. The following squad has
been selected from which the team
of three will be chosen: Robert B.
Brown, Victor H. Weipert, Robert L.
Boynton, and Eugene B. Wilhelm.
The team is. being coached by Sam-
uel L. Travis, '34, a member of the
Varsity debating team. James H.I
McBurney, Varsity debating coach,
will be the critic-judge of the debate.
The question that will be debated on
is "Resolved: That the Public Works
Program of the Present Administra-
tion Should Be Abandoned." Adelphi
will defend the negative.
Panelling Halts Quiz
Of Dillinger Escape
CROWN POINT, Ind., March 13.
-(R) --A slight irregularity in se-
lecting one of its members delayed
the grand jury investigation today
into John Dillinger's walkout of the
Crown Point jail.
This difficulty was discovered just1
My Beliefs About Immortality;
No. 2: Father Babcock's Views
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second
of a series of articles on "Immortality"
to be written by prominent Ann Arbor
clergymen. The next article will be
written by the Rev. Frederick B. Fisher
of the First Methodist Episcopal
By REV. ALLEN J. BABCOCK
By immortality I mean eternal life.
When I say that I possess immor-
tality I mean that I will live forever.
I know my body will die. Immor-
tality does not refer to the body. But
my body is not myself, it is merely
something which I possess, which I
animate during this life on earth.
My rational nature is something
above and beyond my body. 'I call
it my soul. That soul which pro-
duces immaterial, spiritual ideas,
judgments, volitions must itself be
immaterial, spiritual. Being imma-
terial and spiritual my soul is not
composed of parts, it is a simple
substance, and since death means the
breaking up into parts of a compo-
site thing, my soul will never die.
Since my soul is my rational self,
my rational self will live forever.
Thus philosophy teaches me that. I
am an immortal being.
Every instinct of man has some-
thing in nature to satisfy its crav-
ings. Hunger is satisfied by food;
thirst is satisfied by drink. Man's
craving for happiness, not passing
pleasure, but lasting permanent hap-
piness, is an instinct as much as is
his desire for food or drink. The
Author of nature, the Creator did
not give us this instinct for abiding
happiness without the possibility of
our attaining this lasting happiness.
But in this life no one can satisfy
his instinct for permanent happiness,
so there must be a place beyond
where it can be satisfied, and this
is immortality. Thus my heart craves
God speaks to us of immortality.
His prophet Job says "I know that
my Redeemer liveth, and in the last
day I shall rise out of the earth.
And I shall be clothed again with my
skin, and in my flesh I shall see my
God. This my hope is laid up in my
bosom." Christ Himself proclaimed,
"I am the resurrection and the life;
he that believeth in Me, although he
liveth, and believeth in Me, shall not
die forever." John XI, 25, 26.
These are two quotations from
Holy Scripture and Holy Scripture is
a dependable teacher. Men have
(Continued on Page 6)
_ _ _ .-
Will Hear 280
Annual Scholar's Meeting
To Open Thursday; Will
Approximately 280 brief speeches,
most o'f them of less than 10 minutes
duration, will be made at the 39th
annual meeting of the Michigan
Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters
to be held here March 15, 16, and
17, a study of the Academy's program
reveals. The speeches will be the cul-
minating points of research conduct-
ed in 13 fields through the past aca-
demic years by members of the
With interest in economics revived
under the stimtlation of the depres-
sion and the Rooseveltian plan for
recovery, the section on economics
and sociology, under the chairman-
ship of Prof. Shorey Peterson of the
economics department, is expected to
hold a large lay interest. Two
speeches and a round table discussion
led by Prof. I. L. Sharfman, chair-
man of the economics department,
are on this group's program.
Professor Sharfman will lead the
round table discussion, which will
consider "The NRA and Industrial
Control." Prof. C. F. Remer of the
economics department will speak on
"An Economic Approach to Inter-
national Relations," and E. A. McGee
of Michigan State College will de-
scribe "The Significance of NRA
Codes in Relation to Cost Accounting
and Price Setting." The group's pro-
gram is scheduled to start at 2 p.m.
Friday, March 16 in Room 101 Eco-
Three informal discussions of dic-
tatorships are expected to lead many
to the section of history and political
science, meeting jointly at 2:15 p.m.
Friday, March 16 on the Terrace of
W. H. Hobbs To
Leave Staff At
Close Of Year
Noted Geologist Arrives At
Age July 2
Prof. William H. Hobbs, head of
the geology department since 1906,
will retire at the close of the 1934
Summer Session, according to Presi-
dent Alexander G. Ruthven.
Professor Hobbs will reach the
automatic retiring age of 70 July 2
but has been requested to teach
throughout the summer term. It is
believed that the title professor emer-
itus will be conferred upon him by
the Board of Regents that he may
continue to give his course in gla-
The geology department will prob-
ably be reorganized with Dr. Ermine
C. Case, historical geologist and pale-
ontologist and Henry Russell Lec-
turer, as chairman of its faculty.
Bears Can Take It
Still After Lengthy
Tooth, Claw Tussle
The National Intercollegiate Wrest-
ling Meet will be held in Ann Arbor
March 23-24, but there is one wrest-
ling match that began here Feb. 3,
1933 and there is still no sign of the
Nor is its duration the only unique
feature about this match of matches,
for it is a mixed bout taking place
between members of the opposite sex,
between Ursus and his twin sister,
Ursa, the bear cubs of the Museum
of Zoology. These matches take
place daily in the open-air ring be-
hind the museum and there is no
cover charge at any time.
In the majority of matches Ursus
seems to have been the victor, again
proving the superiority of the maile.
Ursa is a scrubby little animal and
the combination of brother Ursus
maulings and frequent darts through
the swinging doors of civilization
have given her an exceedingly worn
look, but she can still take it and is
In the next cage, Ted and Pete,
the two adult black bears, give an
exhibition of heavyweight wrestling
every day, but their slow movements
do not hold the element of drama
that pervades the antics of those two
star lightweights, Ursus and Ursa.
Is To Meet At
Mrs. Reier, Mrs. Mallory
To Head Discussion On
'Sex And The Family'
A discussion group on "Sex and the
Family," which began its talks dur-
ing the Spring Parley, wil hold its
first continuation meeting at 4 p.m.
Sunday in the Union, it was an-
nounced yesterday by student officers
of the Parley.
Mrs. Herbert S. Mallory, director
of social service in the psychopathic
hospital, and Mrs. C. F. Remer, wife
of Professor Remer of the economics
department, will be present to lead
the discussions. Edward H. Litch-
field, '36, will continue as student
chairman of the group.
This group, one of four which met
the second day of the recent Parley,
voted unanimously to continue its
work during the rest of the semester.
Mrs. Mallory and Mrs. Remer were
two of the leaders at that time, others
being Dean Joseph A. Bursley, Dr.
Warren E. Forsythe, director of the
Health Service, and Prof. John F.
Shepard of the psychology depart-
Plans for the semester are for oc-
casional informal meetings of the
group, with changing faculty leader-
ship from time to time. As at the
Parley proper, the meetings will be
open to all who are interested,
whether they have previously attend-
ed sessions of this group or not.
Other groups growing out of the
Parley will also hold their first con-
tinuation meetings within a few days,
according to plans now under way,
but no definite arrangements have
been made for any of these as yet,
By Represeoitatives At A
Meeting Held Yesterday
Method Plaed In
S t u d e n t Representatives
On Board Of Governors
Only Elective Positions
A final motion for the adoption of
the merit system as a basis for the
selection of League officers was unan-
imously passed by th~ Board of Rep-
resentatives which met in the League
The motion, having been discussed
by the Board of Gov nors, composed
of faculty and student representa-
tives and passed by the Board of Di-
rectors, received final ratification in
yesterday's meeting, nd will go into
immediate effect with the selection
of officers this spring,
Aspirants Wil Apply
By this system, persons desiring
official League positions will hand in
formal applications to the Board of
Governors telling their qualifications
and suggested plans for the coming
Although the whole plan has not
as yet been perfected, the general
plan is to have the only elective of-
fices those of the student representa-
tives on the Board of Governors.
A vice-president to fulfill this posi-
tion will be chosen from each school
and will represent general campus
To Have 8 Committees
Eight committees will probably in-
clude the League work. These will be
reception, house, publicity, under-
graduate fund, and social committees,
the Judiciary Council, the Board of
Representatives, and Panhellenic
group. Tryouts for thei.e corninittees
will be held at the first of each year,
and successful tryouts will be given
a chance to work on all of the com-
mittees, rotating in their positions.
Finally, a League Council will be
made up of the various chairmen of
these committees, and it will be from
these chairmen that the League pres-
ident and other officers will be
Women Gain Experience
By this system, Miss Ethel McCor-
mick, social director of the League,
explained in her speech to the board
yesterday, women will have a com-
plete knowledge of their building be
fore they reach a full official capa-
city. They will have received full
training in the business side of the
League through the house committee-
ship, they will know what parts of
the League are paying and what are
not, and just what should be done
about the non-paying elements.
It will be the duty of the recep-
tion committee to receive such celeb-
rities as the May Festival artists, and
to work in collaboration with the
social committee which will sponsor
League teas, dances, and numerous
social events throughout the year.
The duty of the publicity commit-
tee, the work of which is now being
carried on by the business office, will
be to acquaint the campus with what
is going on in the League, not only by
newspapers but by advertising. Many
of the tasks which it is now necessary
to pay big sums to have done outside
the League can be accomplished
within the building itself under the
new system, Miss McCormick said.
WASHINGTON, March 13. - The
Government today decided to find
out what is the matter with the Army
air service, the butt of nationwide
criticism since President. Roosevelt
Saturday decreed that it was unfit
to carry on the work of the mail lines.
A committee composed of Col.
Charles A. Lindbergh, Orville Wright
and Clarence D. Chamberlin was del-
egated by Secretary of War. George
H. Dern to determine what reforms
should be made before it can carry
Nine temporary routes of the 17
flown by commercial lines have been
remapped by the Postoffice Depart-
ment as the safest for regular service,
but Army planes were still held on
the ground today pending the in-
Meanwhile Congress heard pleas
for modification of President Roose-
velt's mail line contract legislation
so commercial lines could take up
the mails as soon as possible.
A charge in the Senate by Arthur
W. Robinson, Indiana Republican,
that the President was responsible
for the death of the 10 Army fliers
who fell since the service began
carrying the airmail was challenged
vigorously today by the Democratic
leader Senator Joseph T.. Robinson,
of Arkansas, who said, "it is not just
to denounce the President of the
United States as a murderer."
Robinson asserted that scrapping
the contracts held by private com-
panies was a "tragic blunder" and
that the White House was attempting
to shift the blame to the Army.
He said if the Army fliers were
sent to their death deliberately it was
"legalized murder" and if inadver-
tently, itdwas "manslaughter."
Lecture Tickets To
Be Sold Thursday
Tickets for the special Oratorical
Association lecture Friday, March 23,
which presents Francis Perkins, sec-
retary of labor, will be on sale at
Wahr's bookstore tomorrow, accord-
ing to Carl G. Brandt, manager of
The regular association prices of 75
cents for main floor seats and 50
cents for balcony seats will prevail.
Season ticket holders may reserve
their regular seats for this lecture at
a price of 25 cents. To obtain this
season privilege, however, holders of
season tickets must buy their tickets
either Thursday or Friday of this
Life Of Milan Man
Lloyd Meyers, 50, of Milan, died at
11:45 a.m. yesterday at the Univer-
sity Hospital from a cerebral hem-
Meyers was taken to the hospital
by his son about 7 p.m. Monday night
after he had been found lying help-
less on the second floor of his house.
Queen 'To Have
Play Production Presents
4-Day Run Of New York
Play Production's presentation ofI
"Elizabeth the Quen," last year's New
York Theatre Guild success by Max-
well Anderson, will open at 8:30 p.m.t
today for a run of four days at theI
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.I
Sarah Pierce, '35, will head the cast
of 35 students in the role of the red-
haired mercurial queen, who has long1
fascinated people of all ages. The role4
of her impulsive young lover whom
she loved, hated, and feared at theI
same time will be taken by Jay Pozz,
David Zimmerman, '35, will appear
as Sir Walter Raleigh, the third sidet
of the court triangle at this period.
Raleigh, however lacks the dash withI
which Essex dazzles Elizabeth and is
the much more stolid character of
a shrewd statesman.
The difficult role of Sir Francis
Bacon, the famous essayist, soldierl
and scholar, is taken by Frederick
0. Crandall, Grad.' Bacon is a firm
friend of Essex and is the only per-
son who is in every way a match.
for the queen.
Frank Funk, '35, appears as the
hunchback, Sir Robert Cecil, archI
enemy of Essex, and son of the dis-
tinguished Lord Burghley, Elizabeth'sk
life-long counselor, played by WilliamI
Halstead, Grad. Mary Pray, '34, inI
the role of Penelope Gray, brings with
a youthful characterization a strong
contrast to the age of Elizabeth, em-
phasizing the tragic differences be-f
tween youth and old age, as the queenI
was about 60 years old at the time
of her affair with Essex.
Goddard Light,'35, as the ever-lov-
able court fool whose wisdom goes
unheeded, nevertheless is encouraged
in his amazing audacity. RichardI
Burbage as the admirable Falstaff1
who was a favorite of Queen Eliza-
beth's is played by Paul Williams,
These characters are supported in
minor roles by Harry Pick, '34,
Charles Harrell, '34, Carl Nelson, '35,
John Hirt, '34, Alton Brimmer, '34,
John Cherry, '34, Virginia Roberts,
'35 Barbara VanDerVort, '34, Bar-
bara Morgan, '35, and several others.
Action To Be
Indictment Body Of Three
Faculty Members Asked
To Propose Changes
Action on proposed changes in
the rushing rules will be taken when
d-legates to the Interfraternity
Council meet at 7:15 p.m. today at
The establishment of an indict-
ment board, composed of the three
faculty members of the Judiciary
Committee, will be asked by .the com-
mittee which was appointed last fall
to propose changes,
The indictment board would hear
evidence of alleged violations of the
rushing rules and certify the testi-
mony which it has collected, passing
it on to the Judiciary Committee for
action, according to the proposal.
Other proposals deal with the per-
mitting of contact outside of houses
with new men beginning on Tuesday
With Air Mail
Is Appointed As Member
Of Group Of Three To
Also On Committee
Has Play Lead
* * *
Inaugurate Program For
Betterment Of Faculty-
More Than Twenty
Groups Take Part
Thirty-Five Faculty Men
Participate In First Of
Series Of Dinners
Inaugurating an extensive program
for attaining a closer relationship be-
tween the faculty and student body,
the first in a series of Wednesday
night faculty dinners will be held to-
night at more than a score of fra-
ternities on the campus.
Close to three dozen faculty men
are co-operating in the project and
it is expected that additional profes-
sors, as well as houses, will be added
to theslistlater, according to Lewis
Kearns, '35, of the Union Co-opera-
List Faculty Visitors
Kearns announced the names of
the following faculty men as already
having signified their intention of
taking part: Dean Joseph A. Bursley,
Prof. John S. "Worley, Prof. John
Brumm, Prof. J. A. C. Hildner, Prof.
William McLaughlin, Prof. Gail E.
Densmore,* Walter B. Rea, Prof.
Charles F. Remer, Prof. David.Mat-
tern, Prof. Lewis G. VanderVelde,
Prof. Lewis I. Bredvold, Prof. Ralph
W. Hammett, Prof. Emil Lorch.
Prof. Lewis M. Gram, Prof. A. D.
Moore, Prof. Earl V. Moore, Prof.
Louis A. Strauss, Prof. Roy W. Cow-
den, Prof. Howard M. Jones, Prof. Al-
fred H. Lovell, Prof. Leonard L. Wat-
kins, Prof. Charles L. Jamison, Prof.
Jesse S. Reeves, Prof. Robert B. Hafl,
Col. Fredrick Rogers, Lt. Richard R.
Gail E. Densmore, Carl G. Brandt,
Benjamin Wheeler, Donal Hamilton
Haines,. Stanley G. Waltz, and H. 1L
Many Fraternities Included
Acacia,. Alpha Delta Phi, Kappa
Sigma, Delta Alpha Epsilon, Chi Phi,
Zeta Psi, Alpha Kappa Lambda, Phi
Kappa Sigma, Phi Sigma Kappa,
Sigma Nu, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi,
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Kappa Psi,
Delta Upsilon, Delta Tau Delta,
Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Gamma Del-
ta, Psi Upsilon, Theta Delta Chi,
Sigma Alpha Mu, Phi Delta Theta,
Theta Xi, and Zeta Beta Tau are the
fraternities who are entertaining at
the series of dinners.
It is hoped that this series of guest
nights may be successful enough to
warrant its continuation for the re-
mainder of the semester and its ac-
ceptance as a permanent feature by
both undergraduates and professors,
Air Mail And Veteran Dis-
putes Rank High In List
At Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON, March 13.- (/") --
A reshaping of the Democratic Na-
tional Committee was undertaken to-
day to ready the party machine for
the coming congressional campaign.
Issues were still in the making on
Capitol Hill. Written high on this list
were the air mail and veteran dis-
putes which still had investigators
and congressional leaders busy.
John S. Cohen, president and editor
of the Atlanta Journal and former
senator from Georgia, was offered
the post of treasurer of the Demo-
cratic National Committee. He came
to Washington to talk over the mat-
ter with Chairman Farley.
In the air mail controversy, which
has provided the most material for
Republican speeches of any issue that
has arisen in recent months, hearings
went ahead before a congressional
committee on a measure to set up
a permanent plan for handling the
The veterans' dispute, which cut
across both parties, remained pinned
between, the two houses of Congress.
The bonus bill, passed yesterday by
the House, has yet to be taken up
by the Senate. The liberalized allow-
Chicago Symphony. To Perform
For Thirtieth Time At Festival
When the Chicago Symphony Or-
chestra, under the direction of Dr.,
Frederick Stock, plays for the May
Festival audience, May 9, 10, 11, and
12, it will be the thirtiethconsecu-
tive season that this famed organiza-
tion has performed for the event,
The orchestra was founded in 1891
by Theodore Thomas, with the co-
operation of several public-spiritedI
Chicago music lovers and patrons. It
has had but two conductors, Mr.
Thomas, from its establishment until
his death in 1905, and from that time,
Dr. Stock, the present incumbent.
Dr. Stock was chosen for the posi-
tion from among the members of
the orchestra after consideration had
many in 1872. His career has been
one of the most remarkable of mod-
ern musicians. His father was a band-
master, as was Dr. Stocks' first tutor.
At 14 he entered the Cologne Con-i
servatory, from which institution he
was graduated as a violinist. He
studied musical theory and composi-
tion under such famous figures as
Humperdinck, Zoellner, Wuellner,
and Jensen, coming to America in
1895 to become a member of the Chi-
cago Orchestra as a viola player. Four
years later he was made assistant
conductor under Thomas, and on the
death of the latter, succeeded him
to the conductorship.