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The Weather
Cloudy and warmer, probably
light rain today; tomorrow gen-
erally fair and much colder.





Good Works
And The Chrches...




British Save
Americans On
U. S. Gunboat
Sailors Aboard Burning
Ship Are Rescued In Far
Eastern Waters
Survivors Praise
British Seamanship
Huge Waves Make Rescue
Work Difficult For Men
Aboard Tsinan
HONGKONG, March 15.-(Thurs-
day) -(RP)- In a dramatic rescue at
sea a British destroyer today saved
187 Americans aboard the United
States gunboat Fulton, which was de-
stroyed by fire.
Steaming under forced draft, H.
M. S. Wishart and the British steam-
er Tsinan reached the flame-swept
craft before it sank and tonight had
brought the survivors safely into
The Fulton was on patrol duty
against pirates when thefire broke
out amidships. Flames quickly went
out of control, and SOS calls were
sent out. No American ships were
in the waters at the time.
The rescue, was an example of won-
derful seamanship, the survivors re-
Commander Todd of the Wishart
brought his craft alongside the ill-
fated ship at a great risk in a heavy
Twice huge waves forced the two
vessels apart, but the Wishart re-
turned and each time took men off.
The Fulton's two launches and
whaleboat were lowered, meanwhile,
and conveyed others to the Tsinan.
Fire broke out at 6:35 p.m in the
engine room amidships and devel-
oped rapidly since the Fulton had
much wood in her construction.
Within a few minutes flames made a
barrier dividing the ship fore and aft
and putting the main boilers out of
commission almost immediately.
Pumps consequently could not be
used to fight the blaze and the fire
was soon beyond control. The men
and officers were at mess when it
broke out.
An emergency wireless set sent an
SOS call, which the Tsinan first re-
ceived and relayed to the Wishart.
The Wishart, which with the Fulton,
was on patrol duty in Bias Bay
against pirates, was first on the scene,
arriving at 8 p.m. and the Fulton,
still burning furiously, was aban-
doned at 10 p.m.
The mishap occurred about 50
miles northeast of Hongkong while
the Fulton was enroute to Foochow,
Another British warship, HM.S.
Whitshed, hurried under forced draft
from Hongkong to the burning ves-
sel upon receiving the distress call.
Naval and port authorities here
were ready to help the survivors, who
will be accommodated in the Sailors'
and Soldiers' Home and China Fleet
The Fulton was 216 feet long and
of 1,160 tons, and was known as the
"grief ship" of the navy.
English Labor
kExpe rt To Talk
Here Tuesday

Dr. Hugh Dalton, Former
Member Of Parliament,
Will Discuss Planning
Dr. Hugh Dalton, one of the out-
standing economists among leaders
of the British Labor Party, will lec-
ture here under the sponsorship of
the University, Tuesday, March 20,
in Natural Science Auditorium on
"Economic Planning in Theory and
As a lawyer, statesman, labor lead-
er, and soldier, Dr. Dalton has won
wide recognition. After his educa-
tion in Eton and at King's College,
Cambridge, he did post-graduate
work in economics inathe London
School of Economics and Political
Science, receiving his Sc.D. shortly
before the war began in 1914.
He became barrister-at-law in the
Middle Temple, and later served with
the British artillery throughout the
war, winning the Italian decoration.
In 1919, after his discharge from
the army, he taught in the London
School of Economics until 1925, and

My\Beliefs About Immor'sdity;
N 3RdF' Vo. 3: Reverend Fisher's Views

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third of
a series of articles on "Immortality,"
written by prominent Ann Arbor
clergymen. The next article will be
written by Prof. Roy Sellars of the
philosophy department. Professor Sel-
lars, who represents the Humanist wing
of the Unitarian church, will write in
place of the Rev. Harold P. Marley of
that church, who is now on vacation.
(Of the First Methodist Episcopal Church)
Laboratories are constantly in-
creasing the massof evidence that no
atom of matter is ever destroyed and
that no unit of energy is ever lost,
even though everything undergoes
change. I believe in the permanence
of energy and life just as I believe in
the continuance of matter. And al-
though frankly admitting that I can-
not prove my theory, I nevertheless
hold to it intuitively even apart from
objective certainty. The hope is in-
stinctive in life itself. It is a quality
of life, just as breathing and loving
and moving are qualities of conscious
human life. If atoms of matter abide,
why should one hesitate to assert that
the mind which animates the atoms
should be at least as permanent as,

Prof. George Palmer, in the biog-
raphy of his beautiful wife, Alice
Freeman, reflects upon her death and
life and says, "Though no regrets are
proper for the manner of her death,
who can contemplate the fact of it
and not call the world irrational if
out of deference to a few particles of
disordered matter it exclude so fair
a spirit."
And here is Prof. Arthur Compton,
physicist 'at the University of Chi-
cago, Nobel prize scientist, saying,
"What is it that dies? Let someone
tell me. Who can say that the con-
sciousness dies? Perhaps the con-
sciousness is just released when the
body dies."
James Russell Lowell one time said
that all the preaching of all the ages
had never changed the fact of death.
Of course not. But likewise all the
science of all the ages has never
changed the fact of life. A preacher
may not explain death nor can a lay-
man explain life. One is just as mys-
terious as the other. While one can-
not prove everlasting life, nobody has
ever disproved it. And thoughtful
(Continued on Page 2)

Petitions For
League Head
Are Requested

Board Of Governors
Select President On
Merit System Only


Any junior woman who believes
herself eligible for the position of
president of the League may present
a petition listing her qualifications
to Miss Ethel McCormick, social di-
rector of the League.
All petitions will be kept strictly
confidential, according to Miss Mc-
Cormick, and it is not essential that
the applicant have previous experi-
ence in League work. Petitions for
the position, which will go into effect
this spring, must be presented within
the next two weeks.
The Board of Governors will ,select
an electoral board, made up of bothf
students and faculty, at their next
meeting who will appoint the new
president on the basis of the recom-
mendations presented.
The new merit system, which re-
places the past all-campus election,
will provide for a plan of tryouts who
will gradually work up to responsible
positions on the basis of merit alone,
President Alexander G. Ruthven
yesterday declared himself to be
"greatly enthused" about the plan. "I
believe," he said, "that this is a dis-
tinct advance in student self-govern-
ment which rivals, if not exceeds,
parallel systems in other universities
and colleges."
The new method of electing League
officers received its final ratification
Tuesday when it was unanimously
passed by the Board of Representa-
tives. A chart of the plan in detail
is now on display on the League bul-
letin board.
Roads Building
Is Completely
:A fire, discovered late yester day
afternoon, completely destroyed the
old Washtenaw County Good Roads
'Building, First and Liberty Streets.
With the exception of the equipment
stored there, the loss was slight, as
the building was to have been torn
down in the near future.
The blaze, which started in the
storage rooms located on the second
floor of the building, was discovered
by workmen engaged in roofing a
new structure which was to replace
the old one and which was located
immediately next to the demolished
structure. The building was used as
a storage house for park equipment
and highway construction tools of the
State Highway Commisison as well
as containing the Washtenaw County
tile shop. It had originally been con-
structed as a lumber yard building
and was built entirely of wood.
The fire department was hindered
by a crowd of more than 1,000 people.
Announce Promotions In
R.O.T.C.; 150 Named
Promotions and assignments in the
Michigan Reserve Officer's Training
Corps were announced today by Lieu-
R.OT.C. ; 1 '4v "n 0 a firnme r

Library Fund Total
Brought To $160.52
Additional contributions to the
fund for keeping the General Library
open Sundays bringing the total to
$160.52 have been received, Gilbert
E. Bursley, president of the Under-
graduate Council, announced yester-
day. '
The contributions were Jordan
Hall, $5.02; Mosher Hall, 72c; Helen
Newberry Residence, $8; Phi Sigma
Sigma, $3; Phi Beta Phi, $5; Phi
Kappa Sigma, $3; Phi Delta Sigma,
$1.05; Pi Lambda Phi, $3.51; and Phi
Gamma Delta, $5.
A complete report will be made out
in the next few days, Bursley stated.
Committee For
Frosh Proj e e t
Wilhenine Carr Is Chosen
To Head Annual Event{
At Mass Meeting
Wilhelmine Carr was chosen chair-
man of the annual freshman project
at the mass meeting held in the Lydia+
Mendelsohn Theatre yesterday. Al-
though several projects were dis-
cussed for adoption, no definite plans
have been made. Final decisions, af-
fecting the nature of the undertaking
will be left to the discretion of the,
executive committee, it was decided.
The committee which was elected
to assist Miss Carr is composed of
Jane Edmonson, assistant chairman;
Elaine Cobo, finance chairman; Mary
Greenstone and Katherine Kirwan.
Elections iwere directed by the Ju-
diciary Council with Harriett Jen-
nings,'34, in charge. Previous to the
voting, a general discussion of the
project was led by Miss Ethel Mc-
Cormick, social director of the
League, who explained the other{
freshman undertakings. Last year saw
a break from the usual custom of
having a Freshman Pageant, which
had, up until 1932 been a dance pa-
geant put on by the freshmen in
conjunction with Lantern Night.
A Lantern Dance was given by the
freshmen last year, the dance being
distinguished by the fact that it was
the only dance, with the exception of
the Panhellenic Ball, which was
"girls' date night" Profits from the
dance, which amounted to $117, were
turned over to the League Under-
graduate Fund.
Among the projects considered at
yesterday's meeting were a garden
party, which would be given at the
Women' Athletic Building, another
Lantern Dance, or a masquerade.
Whatever isdecided upon, the com-
mittee will aim to do two things : to
use as many freshman women as
possible in the undertaling, and to
make money for the Undergraduate
Wisconsin Appoints
Atile tie Committee
MADISON, Wis., March 14.-- VP)
-A committee of three was appoint-
ed by the University of Wisconsin
Board of Regents today to direct in-
tercollegiate athletics during the bal-
ance of the academic year.

Seaway Pact
Rejected By
Senate Vote
Measure Wi s 46 Votes;
Needed Tw-Thirds
Roosevelt Says He
Will Re-Submit Bill
Addition Of Power Clause
Would Better Chances,
Many Senators Believe
WASHINGTON, March 14. -(P)-
The Senate today rejected the St.
Lawrence Seaway Pact, for which
President Roosevelt had fought for
half a decade both as chief execu-
tive of the nation and as governor
of New York.
Ratification was refused by a vote
of 42 against the pact with Canada
to 46 for it, giving the Roosevelt ad-
ministration its first? defeat on legis-
lation backed by it. A two-thirds ma-
jority was required fr approval.
Warned by his lieutenants at the
Capitol that'defeat impended, Presi-
dent Roosevelt anndunced even be-
fore the vote that as ;soon as circum-
stances permitted he would resub-
mit the treaty and again ask that it
be approved.
The first reaction from the foes of
the compact was that such a course
would only bring about a second de-
feat for the President. But second
thought brought the conclusion that
his chances would be considerably
heightened if, when the treaty again
goes to the Capitol, it included pro-
visions guaranteeing United States
sovereignty over Lak'e Michigan, or
proposed a pact with Canada on
power development.'
Senator Royal S. Copeland, New
York Democrat, leader of the oppo-
sition forces, said:
"If a power treaty is offered, I'd
vote for it."
It was from the Western water-
power states that the, administration
drew many of the 46 mtes which fell
far short of the necessary two-thirds.
The 42 votes the opposition mustered
against ratification (22 were Demo-
cratic and 20 Republican) came from
districts in which it was argued that
the northern ship route would sap
away commerce now beneficial to
those sections.
There was a feeling that despite
the President's decision to try for rat-
ification at the first opportunity, the
treaty would not reappear on the
floor of the Senate at this session.
Debate on the measure had run into
In addition to the time element,
Copeland expressed an opinion that
it would be "discourteous" to Can-
ada for the United States Senate to
take up the treaty again without
reopening negotiations looking to a
revised form.
Old Theories Are
Seen In New Deal
Present administration policies are
but a continuation of the liberal
trend of 1912-1917 which was inter-
rupted by the War, and the Demo-
cratic victory was'not caused but
only hastened by the depression, Prof.
Dwight L. Dumond of the history de-
partment told members of Adlephi
House of Representatives, speech so-
ciety, last night.
Delivering his talk as guest speaker
on the program, Professor Dumond

declared that there was "no such
thing as a 'New Deal.'" Progressive
measures were passed through Con-
gress but were rendered ineffective,
the Child Labor laws through de-
cisions of the Supreme Court, and the
Muscle Shoals bills by the veto power
exercised by Presidents Coolidge and

Rushing Rule
Changes Are
All Approved
Entire Program Adopted
By Interfraternity Group
I With Minor Exceptions
New 'Rushing Tax'
Will Be Considered
Rushees No Longer To Be
Notified Of Bids From
Fraternity Houses
With only minor exceptions, the
entire program of suggested changes
in the rushing rules were adopted last
night by the Interfraternity Council,
and a committee was appointed to'
consider the matter of a "rushing
tax" which may be levied on next
year's new students.
Rushees will turn in their prefer-
ences to the dean's office without no-
tification that they have been bid
and will donthis on Friday afternoon,'
according to one new provision.
Under the old rule, the dean would
notify each freshman that he had
been bid, who would then turn in
the list supplied to him on Saturday.
The change reduces the time between
the last contact of the freshman
with the houses, but does not put an
end to the silent period before the
following Monday noon.
An indictment board, composed of
the faculty members of the council
Judiciary Committee, was created to
hear evidence of alleged violations of
the rushing rules. Such indictments
are to be turned over to the Judi-
ciary Committee when the board feels
that there is need for action, the
names of the complaining parties be-
ing withheld.
The faculty members of the Judi-
ciary Committee are at present Dean
of Students Joseph A. Bursley, Dr.
Warren E. Forsythe, director of the
Health Service, and Prof. Robert G.
Second semester sophomores
interested in trying out for the
Interfraternity Council w e r e
asked by Bethel B. Kelley, '34,
president, to report at the coun-
cil offices in the Union between.
3:30 and 4:30 p.m. today. The
members of the Judiciary Com-
mittee as well as both the presi-
dent and secretary-treasurer of
the council are chosen from the
tryouts, Kelley stated.
Rodkey of the business administra-
tion school. Undergraduates are for-
bidden from serving on the board.
Sentiment was expressed that the
expenses of the rushing period should
be defrayed in part by some sort of
a levy on the incoming students, such
a levy also designed to decrease the
number of new men who allow them-
selves to be rushed with no intention
of being pledged.
The committee which was ap-
pointed to consider the matter will
be headed by Maxwell T. Gail, '34,
Sigma Phi, secretary-treasurer of the
council, the other members being as
follows: Joseph Rothbard, '36, Zeta
Beta Tau, George S. Dillingham, '35,
Phi Kappa Sigma, Paul W. Philips,
'36, Sigma Chi, and Marvin A. Chap-
man, '36E, Alpha Sigma Phi.
Lee C. Shaw, '35, Phi Delta Theta,
was elected delegate to represent
Group Five fraternities on the Ju-
diciary Committee to fill a vacancy
caused by the resignation of James
R. Doty, '34, Phi Kappa Sigma, who
left school.

Five alumni who were nominated to
fill a vacancy on the Judiciary Com-
mittee were as follows: Milo Oliphant,
Phi Kappa Psi, Charles Oakman,
Alpha Sigma Phi, William Brown, Phi
Kappa Sigma, Dr. Hugh M. Beebe,
Phi Delta Theta, and W. Hackley
Butler, Theta Delta Chi.

Lieutenant Pocock
Says Army Is Able
To Carry 4ir Mail
Lieut. William S. Pocock, Jr., '33,
one of the army mail pilots who fig-
ured in an ocean crash and subse-
quent spectacular rescue by a naval
destroyer off Long Island Feb. 23, is
strongly of the opinion that the army
air corps, given a chance, can carry
the mail.
Lieut. Pocock, who is spending a
month's leave at his home in De-
troit, commented favorably on the
opinion of Elliott Roosevelt that the
army has apparently failed because
of inadequate appropriations and ob-
solete equipment, coupled with con-
sequent undertraining.
"The army can carry the mail," he
The lieutenant, who spent two
weeks in a naval hospital convales-
cing from exposure and exhaustion
which resulted from the ordeal in
which one of his companions lost
his life, appeared to be fully recov-
ered. t
When asked by a credulous admirer
if he had "gone back up" after his
release from the hospital (an anti-f
dote for "nerves"), Lieut. Pocock
laughed. "That's just a myth," he ex-
plained, "though they sometimes dot
it at the training fields."
Press Nearly
Free In U. S.,
Perry States
Says Advertiser Control Is
Scarce; Good Finances
Necessary To Freedom s
"The much-discussed 'freedom of
the press' is in direct relation to the
financial prosperity of the press, and
the press has never been so prosper-
ous as it has been in recent years,"
declared Stuart Perry, publisher off
the Adrian Telegram and member of
the national board of directors of the
Associated Press, speaking last night
at a closed meeting of Sigma Delta
Chi, national honorary journalistic
"Advertising has increased so much
in the last 40 years," Mr. Perry said,
"that, paradoxically e n o u g h, the
newspaper is now free to reject any
advertising which does not conform
to its standards." In further proof
of this statement, he added that "no
particular type of advertising is es-
sential to newspapers, and that the
press can now afford to be more
scrupulous than it was in the past."
Mr. Perry believes that newspapers
in Michigan are nearly "100 per cent
free from domination by advertisers."
While admitting that this percent-9
age did not hold true for the entire
country, he did state that the United
States offered a remarkable example,
of a "free press," as contrasted to
those of foreign countries.
Technic Staff
Is Appointed
For Next Year
Wagner, Marshall, Sloane
Named As New Heads Of
Engineering Publication
Members of the Publication Board
and senior staff of the Michigan
Technic for the coming year were an-

nounced at a banquet last night in
the Union by Prof. John E. Emsweiler
of the engineering college.
Joseph C. Wagner, '35E, was named
as managing editor, Albert E. Mar-
shall, '35E, as editor, and Robert W.
Sloane, '35E, as business manager,
by the outgoing Publication Board
and the faculty advisory board.
Professor Emsweiler, the chief
speaker at the banquet, also made the
presentation of gold keys, the high-
est Technic award, to Stanley C. Kil-
lian, '34E, Steinar Vaksdal, '34E, and
William H. Mohroff, '34E, members
of the retiring Publication Board.
Charles A. Duerr, '34E, acted as
The new senior staff, chosen by
Killian, retiring managing editor, is
composed of Kenneth O. Cogger, '35E,
publication; Arthur Will, '36E, ar-
ticles; Charles A. Duerr, '34E, hu-
mor; Robert M. Rigg, '36E, college
notes; Heaton B. Owsley, '36E, pro-
fessional notes; Howard H. Under-
wood, '36E, alumni news; Oliver S.
Spark, '35E, advertising; Robert E.
Merrill, '36E, advertising; Allen B.
Stevens, '35E, accounts; Robert L.
Taylor, '36E, sales and publicity; and

286 Short Speeches
Be Presented At
Annual Session

Educators from all sections of the
State will gather in Ann Arbor to-
day for the opening of the 39th an-
nual session of the Michigan Acad-
emy of Science, Arts, and Letters.
The Academy members will deliver
286 brief speeches during their three-
day stay, in addition to attending the
annual reception and the presidential
and feature addresses.
Both the feature address and the
annual reception are scheduled for
today. Dr. Charles H. McIlwain of
Harvard University will speak at 4:15
p.m. in Natural Science Auditorium
on "Whig Sovereignty and Real Sov-
ereignty." The reception, to which all
members of the Academy, candidates
for membership, and guests are in-
vited, will be held at 8 p.m. in the
Grand Rapids Room of the League.
The anthropology section is the
only specialized group meeting today.
Those affiliated with the other 12
groups holding section meetings will
convene tomorrow and Saturday. One
other major event, the meeting of
the Council of the Academy, is sched-
For the convenience of visiting
Academy members,, th following
locations of important buildings
are listed:
Natural Science Auditorium is
in Natural Science Building, which
is near the northwest corner of
the campus across the Diagonal
Walk from Haven Hall. The
League (often called the "Wom-
en's League" or the "Michigan
League") is on the north side of
North University Avenue, between
Ingalls and Twelfth Streets.
uled for today. The Council will hold
its session at 2:30 p.m. in Room 4056
Natural Science Building.
Five of the six Academy members
who will address the anthropology
section at 2 p.m. in Room 3024 of the
University Museum are University
men. They are Dr. Eugene S. McCart-
ney, editor of scholarly publications
of the Graduate School, Dr. Raphael
Isaacs, assistant director of the Simp-
son Memorial Institute and associate
professor of internal medicine, Prof.
Erwin E. Nelson of the pharmacy col-
lege, Prof. Leslie A. White, acting
chairman of the anthropology de-
partment, and Volney H. Jones, fel-
low in anthropology. The sixth
speaker is Mrs. L. A. Kenoyer, of Kal-
Mrs. ,Henry A. Sanders is chair-
man of the committee in charge of
the reception. Assisting her are Mrs.
Alexander G. Ruthven, Mrs. Edward
L. Adams, Mrs. John W. Eaton, Mrs.
John H. Ehlers, Mrs. Bradley M. Da-
vis, Mrs. Albert H. Stockard, and Mrs.
Leigh J. Young.
Complete Plans
For architects'.
DanceMay 11

Sessions Of
Aeadem y
Educators Of M i c h i g a n
Will Meet Today For A
Three-Day Conference
Dr. C. H. Meliwain
Will Give Address


Poster Contest For Union Opera
Aninouticed By Committee Head
Announcement. of a contest to se- date for submitting posters will be
lect the poster for the forthcoming April 2.
Union opera, "With Banners Flying," Professor Fowler also stated that
was made last night by Lawrence entrants must comply with the fol-
Clayton, '35, co-chairman of the lowing regulations in submitting their
Opera publicity committee. designs.
The competition is open to all 1. The size of the poster is to be 18
students on the campus, according to inches by 27 inches and it must be
Clayton. Prizes will be awarded for rendered on a board 20 inches by 30
the best designs submitted. The win- inches.
ner will receive $5 in cash and Opera 2. Five colors may be used in the
tickets will be given for second and poster, counting a colored stock as
third 1,Vi z7 _onePclor. hut the ijury will cnsgider

Announcement of the appointment
of Donald W. Lyon, '34A, as chair-
man of the 23rd Annual Architects'
Ball, to be held Friday, May 11, was
made yesterday by the executive com-
mittee of the Architects' Society.
Lyon has appointed six members
of the architecture college as chair-
men ofthe committees: decorations,
John C. Abbott, '34; tickets, Harry C.
Smith, '34; entertainment, F. Lee
Cochrane, '35; orchestra, Donald C.
Anderson, '34; publicity, Oren Parker,
'34; and invitations, W. H. Buderus,


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