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The Weatner
Generally fair and colder to-
day; tomorrow cloudy, possibly
rain or snow and warmer.

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Compulsory R.O.T.C.
Is Bad Medicine . .




Dean Explains
Of Hell-Week
Dean Of Women Lloyd
Says The Sororities Lose
Time For Study
Is Also Cause Of
Excessive Fatigue
Urges Complete Abolition
Of The Tradition; Cites
Hell-week activities in sororities
were condemned by Dean Alice C.
Lloyd in a statement to The Daily
last night in which she said that
lack of time to study and excessive
fatigue were the two main indict-
ments against the probation period.
Dean Lloyd in her speech before
the local Panhellenic organization
recently urged the abolition of the
tradition, citing the opposition of the
national Panhellenic as an example
of the growing antagonism toward it.
As a result of her suggestion, and
the continued criticism which has
been levied at the system from vari-
ous other sources, all sorority houses
on campus have been asked to vote
on the matter in their house meet-
ings and to discuss their opinions
with their alumnae representatives
before the next meeting of Panhel-
Dean Lloyd's statement in full is as
follows: w
"I have been asked to give my rea-
sons for not approvn of the pro-
bation week commonly known as
'hell-week' which precedes formal
initiation in sororities and fraterni-
ties. The most obvious reason for its
abolition is the interruption it causes
in classroom activities and studying.
"From the reports of the faculty
and of the students themselves, there
is a serious difficulty here. The dif-
ficulty comes from both lack of time
for study and from excessive fatigue
which makes studying impossible.
There appears to be nothing intrin-
sically valuable in the probation pro-
gram which uifie such, an lnter-
ruption. There has been, moreover,
in several instances a health prob-
lem which has also been caused by
undue fatigue, and there has been
nothing in probation week to justify
"The claim that hell-week activities
improves sorority relationship has
been questioned by generations of
college sorority women. In the face
of the open disapproval of such pro-
grams by National Panhellenic and
by the national officers of the indi-
vidual groups, there seems no valid
reason for its continuation."
Handman Is To
Talk Today On
Economics Professor Will
Discuss Both Aspects Of
Question For America
Prof. Max S. Handman of the eco-
nomics department will speak on the
subject, "Can and Should America
be Self-Sufficient?" at 4:15 p.m. to-
day in Natural Science Auditorium.
Professor Handman said that he
would present in his address the is-

sues involved in the question of self-
sufficiency both from a negative and
positive point of view. He stated that
he would discuss the problem from.
its social, economic, and political im-
Professor Handman is well-known
in the field of economics, having
served the government in many ca-
pacities. In 1918 he was appointed
to membership on the Committee on
Public Information, and also served
in the capacity of special investigator
for the Library of Congress, and as a
member of the staff of the United
States inquiry on terms of peace.
In 1919 Dr. Handman was appoint-
ed as Director of the Red Cross Social
Service Institute fcr Texas, and in
1926, became a member of the na-
tional conference for social work.
Al pha Nu Wins In
Annual Debate Tilt
In their traditional debate held
last night the Alpha Nu freshman
debaters were awarded a decision
over the Adelphi team by James H.


Offices of Administration

Mr. Thomas Connellan,
The Michigan Daily,
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Dear Mr. Connellan:
Since the repeal of prohibition it has been
possible for students to buy beer in the res-
taurants in Amherst, and also in the cafeteria
on the College campus. As far as I can see
this has had no bad effect upon the students
and has not led to any increase of disorderly
conduct in Amherst. Hard liquors are not
sold in the town of Amherst, but are sold in
Northampton which is seven miles away.
If you wish further information on this
question I will be glad to communicate with
you again.

Try Again To
On Bonus Bill
oise Is To Re'onsider
Issue Already Reised
By The Seuate
Is Third Test Of

Members Are
Named Ford
League Board

P a ss

Is Appointed To
On Presidentialj



Sincerely yours,

The above is a copy of a letter. to the editor of The Michigan Daily
from C. Scott Porter, dean of Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
After 30 Years' Absence, Park
Returns To His Alma Mater

Graduate of Michigan in the class
of '87, muckraker, and one of the
country's best-known sociologists, Dr.
Robert Ezra Park comes back to his
Alma Mater after an absence of over
30 years with a fund of experiences
that would fill an encyclopedia.
Editor of the University weekly,
"The Argonaut," before the days of
the gay nineties, he led the mad
scrambles between the warring fra-
ternity factions on the campus, or-
ganized the torch light parade com-
Di approval+(Of
Faculty Causes
Failure Of Bill
Defeated Clause In New
Rushing Rules Proposed
Reduced Student Power
Disapproval of the faculty mem-
bers of the Judiciary Committee of
the Interfraternity Council with the
change in the rushing rules which
would give them large powers, as
members of the newly created Indict-
ment Board, was the cause for the
failure of the Judiciary Committee to
approve the provision of the proposed
changes which sets up that board.
Bethel B. Kelley, '34, president of the
Interfraternity Council, declared yes-
Theyfaculty members believed that
the students should have more con-
trol in the matter, he said. The In-
dictment Board was to have been
composed of the faculty members of
the Judiciary Committee and would
have been charged with the duty of
investigating alleged violations of the
rushing rules, keeping the names of
the complaining parties confidential.
The changes in question were all
passed by the Interfraternity Council
last week and are subject to review
by the Judiciary Committee and the
Senate Committee on Student Af-
fairs. The change regarding violations
was the only one not approved by the
Judiciary Committee.
A counter-proposal was offered in
Tuesday's meeting, Kelley stated, that
would have each of the five under-
graduate members of the Judiciary
Committee act in the capacity of an
investigating committee in the case of
all complaints, written or verbal,
which are presented to him.
This would be a change from the
present rule, which demands that all
complaints be filed in writing with
the president or the secretary-treas-
urer of the council.
Every undergraduate member of
the Judiciary Committee would be
bound, under the new proposal, to
make an investigation into every ac-
cusation which was reported to him.
As the result of complaints that
the houses were often kept in the
dark as to what goes on in meetings
of the Judiciary Committee, a resolu-
tion was passed at the last meeting
which will throw those meetings open,
n rlonor.ira frn a lrrsnca cA

memorating the fiftieth anniversary
of the founding of Michigan, and ran
the campus in the true style of the
crusading editor.
Those were the days, he maintains,
when hard workers were hard drink-
ers and when there was a wild rush
at the beginning of each semester
to get as many hours on one's pro-
gram as possible, instead of filling
a schedule with as many "pipes."'
Dr. Park, retired now at the age
of 70, can be found in his tiny of-
fice in Haven Hall, where he sits en-
throned before a pile of manuscripts
which he is assembling for the text
on the territorial organization of so-
ciety that he and Prof. R. D. Mc-
Kenzie of the sociology department
are writing.
Grey-haired, but possessing the
ruddy health of a man who has bus-
ied himself in every part of the world
and who has succeeded on his own
merits by dint of hard work, Dr.
Park has taken up his new work with
all the vigor that marked the man-
ner in which he attacked problems
in his earlier days.
After graduating from Michigan in
1887, newspaper work claimed Robert
Park for over 10 years. Successively,
and successfully, he worked for the
Minneapolis Journal, Detroit Times,
(Continued on Page 2)
Tax Payments
In Installments
Is Newest Plan
City taxes may be paid on the in-
stallment plan in the future, if a plan
being considered by the Common
Council is accepted. Provided 100 or
more taxpayers indicate to City
Treasurer William F. Verner their ap-
proval of the plan, he will submit to
the council an estimate of the costs
of operation, for further considera-
The next tax plan was drawn up by
a special committee consisting of City
Attorney William M. Laird, City Clerk
Fred C. Perry, and the city treasurer.
The council, at its meeting last Mon-
day, instructed the city clerk to pub-
lish the rules and regulations of the
plan, in order to determine whether a
sufficient number of taxpayers will
avail themselves of the advantage.
The essential advantake of the plan
is that taxpayers may deposit with
the city treasurer small regular sums
spread over the period of the year,
rather than paying the entire tax at
one time.
Finalists In Junior
Case Club Chosen
Winners in the semi-final argu-
ments of the Law School Junior Case
Club yesterday were James Dennison
and John Damm in one argument
and M. Lewinson and Milton Sealan-
der in the other. These two pairs will
meet in the finals to be held on
Liv~n~ Tin> . l 9A

Woodrum Will Ask House
To Reject Proposals By
The Senate
WASHINGTON, March 21.- (P) -
A new attempt to break the Congres-
sional deadlock in veterans' benefits
and Federal pay restoration will be
made in the House tomorrow with
the outcome in doubt,
The issue was tossed back today
when Senate conferees refused to ac-
cept the less liberal provisions already
twice approved by the House.
It will be a third test of whether
the House means to stick by the $83,-
000,000 increase in veterans' benefits
adopted over the Senate's $118,000,000
projected outlay and the restoration
of $126,000,000 in pay 'compared with
the Senate's proposal for a return of
$189,000,000 in the coming fiscal year.
Notice of the vote tomorrow was
given by Rep. Woodrum (Dem., Va.)
in charge of the independent offices
supply bill after the Senate conferees
had rejected the House amendments.
Woodrum said he would ask the
House to insist on its stand and re-
ject the Senate's proposals which are
farther out of line with budget esti-
Woodrum said the minimum in-
crease over budget estimates, as ap-
proved by the House, was $228,000,-
000 as compared with $354,000,000
voted by the House.,
Fear Deathi Of
In Cpity_)laze
Fire Reported To Have
Destroyed Port Town Of
TOKIO, March 22.- (Thursday) -
- (J')>-One thousand persons are
feared to have died in a fire which
was reported today to have destroyed
most of Hakodate, a port city of 200,-
000 population.
The blaze was said to have started
when chimneys were toppled by a
severe windstorm early last evening.
Throughout the night the conflagra-
tion raged and spread to nearby sub-
A Rengo (Japanese) News Agency
dispatch said 80 per cent of the city
-the principal port in Hokkaido
island -was reduced to ruins.
All important public buildings were
reported destroyed. Communication
lines were broken and news of the
catastrophe reached the outside world
only by wireless messages from near-
by vessels.
It was estimated that more than
100,000 were made homeless.
Electric plants were destroyed soon
after the fire broke out and the city
was thrown into complete darkness
except for the lurid light of the
One dispatch said that the city was
a "living hell" and that "through the
darkness the refugees were fleeing
from death and were abandoning
even the small bundles of possessions
they carried from their homes."
Many refugees sought safety on
I vessels in the harbor.

Dr. Bell And Dean
Lloyd From Faculty
Jennings, Robinson, And
Mayer Are The Students'
Appointments to the electoral
board of the League which will pass
on presidential applications were
made yesterday by Mrs. C. C. Blan-
kenburg, chairman of the Board of
Governors. The board is composed
of two faculty members and three
Faculty members appointed were
Dean Alice Lloyd and Dr. Margaret
Bell, while students named were the
senior members of the Board of Gov-
ernors, Grace Mayer, '4Ed., president
of the League, Harriett Jennings, '34,
and Ruth Robinson, '34.
Applications for the position of
League president willhbe received at
any time, since the plan will go into
immediate effect. Final ratification
was granted by the Board of Gov-
ernors at their meeting yesterday.
Final choice must be made before
April 2, League officials say, since the
newly chosen president will act as
delegate to the International Associa-
tion of Women Students' convention
to be held April 5.
Although no applications have been
received as yet, it is expected that
after the Junior Girls' Play there will
be many. Any woman student is elig-
ible. Miss Ethel McCormick, social di-
rector of the League, said in speaking
of the qualifications for presidency,
that because of the newness of the
plan, previous connection with the
League will not be necessary. Appli-
cants should, however, be familiar
with it; and should be good leaders,
persons who make social contacts
easily, and are fitted to accept a
great deal of responsibility.
S/Low Must Go On,
And ilda Kirby i's
Not To Be Left Out
The venerable theatrical tradition
that "the show must go on" rarely
extends beyond dramatic heroines af-
flicted with fractured skulls, small-
pox, and similar bereavements, but
the opening of "Gang's All There"
last night in Lydia Mendelssohn The-
atre called a popular and important
committee member from a hospital
Hilda Kirby, Delta Gamma who is
financial chairman for the show and
whose dynamic efforts in its behalf
were so successful that they wore her
out, was taken to the Health Service
more than a week ago suffering from
fatigue and the effects of a severe
cold. Mary Sabin, an assistant, car-
ried on with the financial work.
But not even serious illness could
keep Hilda from seeing the show,
about the financial success of which
she had worried for weeks, and so,
with a strong arm about her on each
side, she was taken from the Health
Service to a specially-reserved seat in
the theatre last night and saw the
show from there. A few minutes after
the final curtain, after she had re-
ceived the greetings of scores of
friends, she was carried to a waiting
car and returned to her bed at the

Francis Perkins Is
Known As Woman
Of Many Interests
Characterized by Alice Roosevelt
Longworth as "theybestiSecretary of
Labor we have ever had" and a wom-
an of amazingly diversified interests,
Miss Frances Perkins, who is speak-
ing at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Hill Audi-
torium on "Labor in 1934," is ex-
pected to present one of the most
noteworthy lectures of this season's
Miss Perkins also has a wide
knowledge of things outside her own
particular sphere. She knows medi-
cine, for example, so well that she
can discuss cases intelligently with
doctors. She hasan intense love for
flowers and it is said that seemingly
few things give her more pleasure
than a discussion of -the proper
planting, arrangement, and care of
a garden. She has a fine apprecia-
tion of art, and is known to be par-
ticularly interested in etchings.
Miss Perkins is a slender, fine
looking woman, something under
five and one-half feet in height, pos-
sessed of a strikingly strong and
pleasing personality, according to
those who know her. She has the
ability to make a favorable impres-
sion on all who meet her. A noted
legal light once asserted that she
had the finest judicial mind he had
ever encountered and an associate
described her as one of the ablest
persons, man or woman, of this gen-
One of her staunchest supporters
is Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt. At
the time of Miss Perkitis' appoint-
ment as Secretary of Labor, Mrs.
Roosevelt said of her, "Frances Per-
kins is a charming and highly ef-
ficient person. She is one of the
most remarkable women I know and
one who brings to her work splendid
training, knowledge, and ability."
Cast Selected

Talks With
ak Eniployers
Organized Labor Leaders
Leave for Conferences
Today On Auto Spike
Eastman Will Hear
Railroad Troubles
See Possibility Of Spread
Of Industrial Disputes
To Textile, Other Fields
WASHINGTON, March 21- () -
Clashes of industry and labor that
set strike threats resounding brought
President Roosevelt today into a
strenuous effort to save his recovery
Disputes that originated in the au-
tomobile and railroad industries
threatened to spread. Before a Sen-
ate committee, a labor union official
testified there were demands among
textile workers in the South for a
Mr. Roosevelt already had asked
railroad employees to agree to a
continuance for six months of the
present 10 per cent wage cut they
are bearing. Their employers ac-
cepted the President's suggestion,
but the workers today declined it
and agreed to allow Joseph B. East-
man, the railroad co-ordinator to
arbitrate this dispute. The employ-
ers also accepted this proposal.
DETROIT, March 21- () - Or-
ganized labor leaders tonight were on
their way to Washington to attend
the conference through which the
President hopes to dispel the strike
clouds which have cast their pall over
the automobile industry.
William Collins, representative of
the American Federation of Labor,
and the leaders of 12 automobile
workers locals in +this vicinity left
Detroit late in the afternoon.
Before his departure Collins said
the actual conferees would be chosen
at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Ameri-
can Federation of Labor building at
Washington. He predicted the group
which will confer with the President
will be headed by William Green,
president of the Federation, and him-
self, and would include the presi-
dents of the 12 locals.
WASHINGTON, March 21 -(P) -
The President canvassed with auto-
mobile manufacturers the employers'
side of the threatened automobile
strike and Thursday will hear rep-
resentatives of labor.
CLEVELAND, March 21- () -
Employees of the Addressograph,
Multigraph Corp., about 400 in num-
ber, went on a strike, joining more
than 400 workers at the Sherwin-
Williams Paint and Varnish plant
who have been out several days. Au-
tomobile workers continued at their
NEW YORK, March 21-()--
The stock market went down - de-
pressed by labor troubles. A taxi-
cab strike continued.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 21- (P)
-President Roosevelt was asked to
intervene to prevent a longshoremen

Library Fund,-
Money To Be
Returned Soon

For Operetta;
15 Are Named
Silberman, Mrs. K n a p p
Are Chosen For Leads In
'T he Gondoliers'
After intensive competition, the
cast for "The Gondoliers," Gilbert
and Sullivan operetta to be given
March 28, 29, 30 and 31, has been
selected, according to Valentine B.'
Windt, director of Play Production.
The cast of 42 will be headed by
John Silberman, '34, as the Duke, and
Mrs. Bertha Bright Knapp, Grad., in
the part of the Duchess. Mrs. Knapp
has played with numerous London
companies in Gilbert and Sullivan
operas, and is assisting in the direc-
tion of the production here as well as
taking a part.
As understudies are always neces-
sary in a musical production, some of
the important parts will be played al-
ternately by two people, as in the case
of the heroine, Cassilda, played by
Mildred Stroup, '36SM, and Jean See-
ley, '36, and also in the case of the
young lover, the real king of Bara-
taria, Which is played by Emmet Leib,
'34, and Robert Miller, '34BAd.
The two gondoliers who believe
themselves to be kings are played by
Maynard Glein, Grad., and Henry
Austin, '34. Gianetta, beloved of one
of the gondoliers, is played alternate-
ly by Helen Haxton, '36, and Mar-
garet Burke, '34SM. Virginia Ward,
'34SM, will appear in the role of
Tressa. Don Al Hambra is played by
James V. Doll, Fiametta by Kathryn
Hildebrand, '35, Antonio by Melzer
Porter, '34SM, and Inez, by Harriet
Kesselman, '35, with the remainder of
the cast made up of the some 15
couples in the chorus.
"The Gondoliers" is the first proj-
ect of the new music drama class
inaugurated in February and is car-
ried on jointly by Play Production,

Centenary Of Poet And Inventor
Commemorated In Radio Speech

William Morris, on one hand a poet#
who wrote such outstanding Victo-
rian literature as "The Earthly Para-
dise," and on the other a furniture
craftsman who designed the Morris
chair, was born 100 years ago this
week. In honor of this centennial an-
niversary, Dr. Karl Litzenberg of the
English department discussed the
poet and his works over the Univer-
sity broadcast yesterday.
"William Morris was a poet - and
an artist; a type-designer, a trans-
later, a furniture-craftsman, a social-
theorist, a fine-book publisher, an in-
terior-decorator, and a tapestry-
teer." nDr. itzenhera stated. "In

elbows in some new dye he is per-
fecting, he wipes his hands and, going
into his small office, sits down at a
desk he had made himself and com-
pletes another hundred lines of the
poem he is at present writing.
'Despite the fact that William Mor-
ris was born into comfortable circum-
stances, and that his father's estate
made him independent for life, Dr.
Litzenberg classified him as having a
strange and boundless ambition.
In addition to "The Earthly Para-
dise," William Morris has written
such outstanding works as "The De-
fence of Guenevere" and "Sigurd the
Volsung," a poem based on his wide
Avnmrianra in Topnanr1 With 20 vearsn

School of Music, Department of Phys-
ical Education, and the College of;
The box office at Lydia Mendel-+
ssohn Theatre is now open daily from
12 noon until 6 p.m., with tickets
on sale at 50 cents, 75 cents, and $1
for the night performances, and at
35 cents, 50 cents, and 75 cents for
the Saturday matinee, with children
under 16 admitted for 25 cents.
Inland Review To
Be Published Soon
April 2 was set as the date for the
publication of the first issue of the
Inland Review, campus literary and
oritical maeazine .t a meeting of the

All fraternities, sororities, and other
organizations which contributed
money to the Undergraduate Coun-
cil's drive for funds to keep the Gen-
eral Library open Sundays will have
the' money refunded to them within
the next few days, the Council de-
cided- yesterday afternoon.
The money was refused acceptance
by the Board of Regents Library
Committee at a recent meeting, al-
though the Board decided that the
Council's request to open the library
Sundays be granted because of "the
earnest desire of the students" for
such action.
There still will be some money in
the drive even after that which
the organizations donated has been
returned, for it is not possible to give
back the money contributed in the
fund hnes This sum amounts to

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