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Local snow today. Tomor-
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Willard Takes Helm At Illinois;
Mr. Farley On His Raeket . .





Offices of Administration

Mr. Thomas K. Connellan
The Michigan Daily,
Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Johnson Predicts That The
Factions Will Reach A
Settlement Today
President Confers
With Both Groups
Tension S e e m s Relaxed
After Roosevelt Talks
To Leaders
WASHINGTON, March 23.- () -
A prediction that an agreement would
be reached tomorrow that would
settle the threatened strike in the
automobile industry was made to-
night by Hugh S. Johnson after Pres-
ident Roosevelt had talked over the
matter with manufacturers and labor
The President spent almost two
hours in separate conference with the
two groups.
Johnson, asked if there would be an
agreement tomorrow, said as he left
the final meeting:
"Yes, I think so."
"Only That Far Apart"
He was smiling and, holding his
fingers separated only slightly, re-
"We are only that far apart."
The tension on all sides seemed ob-
viously relaxed after the White House
session. The President talked for an
hour and ten minutes with the 'aut
executives and for lessthan 20 min-
utes with the labor group.
Both the executives and the labor
representatives said they would re-
main over tonight to await a call to-
morrow from the President.
Want Strike Delayed
Labor officials said they would tele-
graph the workers to hold off the
strike another day.
The automobile manufacturers
were cheerful but uncommunicative
as they left to give way for labor
representatives who had waited in the
adjoining cabinet room.
As the motor men plowed through
the group of waiting newspaper re-
porters in the outer lobby, they de-
clined to say whether an agreement
had been reached.
"I can't say a thing," said C. W.
Nash, one of the members of the
manufacturers delegation. "I am just
a choreboy. I am just doing what I
am ordered to do."
Waite Advances
Crime Reforms
In New Book
Law Professor Observes A
Need For Difference In
Social Philosophy
Criminals should be eliminated
from society for society's good, not
punished for having done wrong,
states Prof. John B. Waite of the
Law School in his book, "Criminal
Law in Action," which was published
yesterday by the Sears Publishing
Professor Waite advocates a sweep-
ing change in the philosophy which
underlies the present administration
of the criminal law, substituting the
principles of what is best for society
for the revenge objective. He denies
the whole theory of punishment as
the end of criminal law.
When the motive of punishment is
discarded, every prosecution will be
recognized as an effort on the part

of society to rid itself of a particular
social danger, the book states, in-
stead of a struggle between "an ab-
stract government and an individu-
al ."
Professor Waite said last night that
his book was the result of 15 years
of teaching criminal law, although
the actual composition of the work
took much less time.
"The sole question of prosecution
will become," he states; in discussing
the new philosophy of the law, "'Has
this defendant shown himself to be
a public menace?' If he proves to
be a thief, a rapist, a killer, his men-
tal condition will have no bearing

March 12, 1934

Dear Mr. Connellan:

Replying to your letter of March seventh,
six per cent beer is freely sold at any restaurant
in Hanover and also in the Coffee Room run by
the College.
We feel that no disadvantage has resulted
in allowing beer to be sold without restrictions
to students. I am quite sure that there has been
no more disorderly conduct resulting from this
policy than was previously the case, and we
have avoided to a large extent the combination
of drinking and driving which would inevita-
bly follow any attempt on our part to limit the
sale of intoxicants in the vicinity of the college
Immediately following the repeal of prohi-
bition which made six per cent beer only avail-
able in New Hampshire, we had several noisy
Saturday nights but within a few months the
novelty of beer parties had disappeared and we
have had no further trouble. I might add, how-
ever, that in our treatment of liquor regulations
we have been very strict in disciplining dis-
orderly conduct and very lenient in our rules
against the use of intoxicating liquors.
Sincerely yours,
Assistant Dean ,

The above is a copy of a. letter to the editor of The Michigan Daily
from L. K. Neidlingers, assistant dean of students of Dartmouth College,
Hanover, N.H.
beach Conger Finds Andorra
Is Quite A Democratic Cowitryfl

Indiana Men
Are Leaders
In Tourney
Hoosiers Place Six In The
Semi-Finals Of National
Intercollegiate Meet
Mosier And Harrod
Win First Rounds
Oklahoma A.'& M. Secure
Following Position With
Five Men Placing
University of Indiana wrestlers,
Big Ten champions, ,led all entrants
in the National Intexcollegiate wres-
tling meet with six men placed in the
semi-finals as a result of quarter-
final matches held last night in the
Intramural Building.
Semi-final matee will begin at 3
p.m. today with the finals and con-
solation rounds sluled to start at
8 p.m.
Oklahoma A. & M., pre-tourney fa-'
vorites for the team title, enter the'
semi-final roundwith five men, three
of whom are defending champions.
Southwestern Teachers College of'
Oklahoma, placed four men and
Northwestern, Michigan, and Univer-
sity of Oklahoma two oach.
The five defending champions all'
came through the early rounds, but
Pat Devine, the Indiana entry in the
135-pound class had a close call when
he went through two overtime periods
to take a referee's decision over Ernie7
Stout of Southwestern.
. Oklahoma Aggies' champions had
comparatively easy times, however,
all three winning by falls. Rex Peery
at 119 pounds pinned Don Fiero of
Michigan, Ross Flood pinned an:'
A description of the matches
held yesterday afternoon appears
on page three of this issue.
other Wolverine, Seymour Rubin, at
126 pounds, and Alan Kelley had little
trouble in downing Scott of Kent
Art Mosier, thb Wo erine- atai'
came through two matches to make
himself a favorite to enter the finals.
He defeated Charlie Pritchard of
Washington and Lee, the Southern
Conference champion last night and
will meet Bob Larson of the Univer-
sity of Iowa in the semi-finals of the
145 pound division this afternoon.
Jack Harrod was the other Wol-
verine to gain the semi-final round,
defeating Arch Keller of Ohio Uni-
versity. He will meet Devine, the de-
fending champion, this afternoon.
Quarter-final summaries: (night'
126 lbs.: Flood, (Oklahoma Aggies)
pinned Rubin (Michigan) with a
square body hold. 7:57. E. Stout
(SouthwesternhTeachers, Okla.) de-
feated Austin, (M.S.C.; Golubitsky
(Temple) pinned Peterson (Central
State Teachers, Okla.) with further
half-nelson. 14.30. Cellini (Indiana)
pinned Scherzer (Ohio U.) with half-
nelson. 9:58.
135 lbs.: Harrod, (Michigan) de-
feated Keller (Oklahoma U.). Devine
(Indiana) defeated Ed. Stout (Okla-
homa U.), overtime decision. Martin,
(Oklahoma U.) defeated Leathers
(Springfield, Mass., Y.M.C.A. Col-
lege). Becker (Rochester, N.Y. Me-
chanics) pinned A. Tomlinson (Okla-
homa Aggies) with half-nelson and
bar-arm. 2:52.
145 lbs.: Larson (Iowa U.) pinned
Phillips (Franklin and Marshall) with
body scissors and pin hold, 8:18. Mo-
sier (Michigan) defeated Pritchard
(Washington and Lee). Kelley (Okla-

homa Aggies) pinned Scott (Kent
State, O.) with head scissors. 7.04.
Hanley (Northwestern) defeated L.
Tomlinson (Central State Teachers,
Okla.), overtime decision.
155 lbs.: Foy Stout (Southwestern
Teachers) defeated Parker (Mich-
igan). Bishop (Lehigh) pinned Smith
(Central State Teachers, Okla.) with
double arm lock. 4:42. Kaufman
(Northwestern) defeated Krahulik
(Indiana). Lewis (Oklahoma Aggies)
pinned Littlepage (Kent State, 0.)
with crotch and half-nelson. 4:00.
175 lbs.: Schellstede (Central State
Teachers, Okla.) defeated Neafus
(Michigan). Voliva (Indiana) pinned
Nelson (Oklahoma U.) with half nel-
son and crotch hold. 7:18. Dupree
(Oklahoma Aggies) defeated Bale
(Case School, Cleveland, O.). McCul-
lough (Southwestern Teachers) de-
feated Bunch (Cornell).
Heavyweight: Kuss (Indiana)
pinned Barrett (Geneva College, Pa.)
with half nelson, 8:30. Teague
(Southwestern Teachers) defeated
Clemmons (Central State Teachers).

Date Set For
Exercises Will Be Held On
June 15; Tentative Plans
For Program Formed
Noted Legal Group
To Give Addresses
Papers Will Be Read And
Talks Made By Leading
Jurists Of State
Dedication exercises for the Law
Quadrangle, which will include papers
and addresses by "judges and lawyers
of national reputation," will be held
June 15, Dean Henry M. Bates of the
Law School announced yesterday.
The tentative plans for the pro-
gram, which were made public yes-
terday, include a forenoon session, an
informal luncheon at the Union, an
afternoon session devoted to formal
dedication exercises, and a dinner in
the dining hall of the Lawyers Club.
"The intention," the announcement
states, "is to invite all alumni, the
officers of the State administration,
and the members of the State Legis-
lature, the judiciary, representatives
of universities and colleges, and offi-
cers of the American and Michigan
State Bar Associations."
Speakers for the session are being
arranged, Dean Bates said yesterday,
and a complete program will be made
public within a few days.
Papers by leading jurists will be
presented at the afternoon session
of the exercises, the announcement
states, whereas the morning session
will be , devoted to papers relating
to problems in connection with legal
Two or three speakers will deliver
addresses at the dinner in the eve-
The date set, June 15, is also Alum-
ni Day, during Commencement Week,
and Dean Bates explained that a
large number of alumni are expected
to be here, as well as many students,
since the date falls "well within the
academic year."
First Trials In
Speech. Contest
To BeMonday
Preliminaries of the annual Uni-
versity Oratorical Contest will be held
at 4 p.m. Monday, in room 4203 An-
gell Hall, according to Carl G. Brandt
of the speech department. Because of
the large number of entries the ora-
tions in the preliminaries will be
limited to about five minutes and the
six best orators will be selected for
the finals.
The entrants are: Myron R. Ger-
son, '34, Charles T. Harrell, '34, Alex-
ander Hirshfield, '34, Katherine Stoll,
'35, Hyman Hattenberg, '34, Eric
Sommer, '35, Raymond Eiserman, '34,
Robert Janda, '35, Edith Engle, '35,
Jacob Weissman, '35, Abe Zwerdling,
'35, W. W. Peterson, '34, Stella Lande,
'35, R. K. Cassel, '36, and Gilbert E.
Bursley, '34.
An original oration of not more
than 1,800 words will be required of
the contestants.
The winner of the finals will be
awarded the Chicago Alumni Medal
for excellence in Oratory, and will be
given a trip to the annual Northern

League Oratorical Contest which is
to be held this year on Friday, May
4, at Minneapolis.
Universities competing this year are
Northwestern, Minnesota, Wisconsin,
Western Reserve, and Michigan.

No Action Yet
Taken In Mail
Poster Fraud
Developments Reveal That
Federal Officials Have
Not Started Inquiry
Further developments regarding
the alleged fraudulent offer of cash
to needy college students, by an un-
known person who claimed to rep-
resent the National Student League,
yesterday indicated that no Federal
action has been taken, as had for-
merly been claimed.
League Exposed "Hoax" l
Posters offering the cash were
placed throughout the United States
on the bulletin boards of prominent
college, and the money, in amounts
ranging from $1550 to $300, was of-
fered without any restrictions other
than character and need. The posters
were placed locally about 10 days ago.
Inquiry at that time by the local
branch of the league elicited a denial
from national headquarters of any
connection with the offer, and a
statement that it was a hoax.
This was followed by a bulletin
from the United States Department
of Interior to the effect that inves-
tigation had revealed the league
maintained no office at the address
given on the posters.
Federal Action Not Yet Taken
The letter from league headquar-
ters also stated that the person re-
sponsible for the alleged hoax had
been apprehended and all money and
letters sent to him in application'
would be returned. This contention is
not supported by the latest Federal
letter on the subject, which came
from the division of investigation of
the United States Department of
Justice and said that if the facts in
the case were true it would be under
the jurisdiction of the Postoffice De-
partment for violation of its laws.
This statement indicated that the
Department of Justice had made no
move in the case and that, as far as
was known, the Postoffice Department
was also unaware of the facts.
The letter stated that the facts as
known were being turned over to the
postal department and all investiga-
tion would be made through its chief
inspector, K. P. Aldrich.
IMan In Moon Moves
Amateur Astronomers
"It looks like a sponge."
"Sorta like plaster of Paris."
"I think it's cheese."
Such were the opinions of the 40
or 50 who crowded into the two ob-
servatories on the top of Angell Hall
yesterday between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
to view the moon through a 15-inch
reflector telescope and a 10-inch re-
The night was very unsatisfactory
for vision, according to C. H. Clemin-
shaw and Helen Porter, who ex-
plained the demonstration and an-
swered questions. These observations
are open to the public once a month.
According to Cleminshaw, the next
date will be April 27.

Labor Secretary
Declares Faith In
Capitalist System

Miss Perkins Addresses A
Large Audience In Hill
Points To Reform
Program Of Future
Urges Need For Greater
Purchasing Po w er In
Hands Of People
Secretary of Labor Frances Per-
kins last night declared her essential
faith in the enormous advantages
and possibilities in the capitalistic
system of production and outlined
for a large audience in Hill Audi-
torium a program of reforms that
would in the future help to secure
not only the mere necessities of life
but a bountiful leisure for all.
A program of unemployment re-
serves or insurance, budgeted pro-
duction, extension of the educational
period and provision for old age, gen-
eral shortening of hours, and an
ever-ready public works program to
meet the first indications of depres-
sion were suggested 'as steps for re-
moving elements of maladjustment,
depression, and unemployment in the
present system.
Emphasizes Purchasing Power
Miss Perkins, appearing under the
auspices of the Oratorical Associa-
tion, reaffirmed in her address the
expressed belief of the administra-
tion that putting purchasing power
into the pockets of the people is the
most certain way ofhcreating a de-
mand for consumption of goods that
will match our present mass produc-
tion system.
Referring to present labor troubles
in the automobile industry as "only
a tiny episode" in the necessary proc-
ess of readjustment between employ-
er and employee, she did say, how-
ever, that a systematic, well-man-
aged organization of labor would
play a tremendous part in correct-
ing many of the evils of the sys-
Calls Organization Natural
In the past organized labor has
had an importance out of all pro-
portion to the number of workers it
has embraced, she stated, citing its
movements to secure free textbooks
and abolish child labor. Organiza-
tion being such a characteristic fea-
ture of American life, she said, she
could see nothing out of the ordinary
in a desire for it on the part of labor.
Declaring that America is resolved
to retain the advantages of individu-
al initiative, modifying the system
only to introduce necessary elements
of co-operation between capital and
labor, between government and in-
dustry, and between industries, she
listed three challenges that must be

LES ESCALDES, Andorra, Feb. 27
- S. Beach Conger, Jr., '32, a for-
mer Editorial Director of The Michi-
gan Daily, was recently received in
audience by the President of Andor-
ra, tiny republic tucked away in the
northeast corner of Spain. Their
conversation concerned American and
Andorran relations, such as they are.
The President was engaged in stamp-
ing passports when Conger entered,
but was dressed in laboring clothes
and wooden shoes, ready to go to
"This is real democracy here,"
Conger commented in a letter to a
Daily Editor, "although according to.
our Political Science staff, Andorra
is a condominium and not a repub-
Engineering Professor
Awarded Polish Medal
Prof. A. P. Gwiazdowski of the En-
gineering College received notice from
Cap. Sakowski that the President of
the Republic of Poland recently hon-
ored him with the Medal of Indepen-
Prof. Gwiazdowski received this
medal for his activities against the
Czar's regime in 1899 to 1903. At that
time he received 15 years of hard
labor in Siberia, but escaped to Ger-
many and then came to the United

lie. Very nice little country, but the
tourist trade has just started, so
that it will probably be spoiled in
a couple of years."
Conger, recently assistant and sec-
retary to Harry Frank, '04, on the
World Letters expedition which is
circling the globe and writing let-
ters to subscribers at home, has been
the head of the expedition since
Frank resigned. He was in Berlin
during the Reichstag fire trial, vis-
ited Austria shortly before the in-
surrection broke out there, and is
now in Tunisia, heading for Palestine
and India on the home stretch of
his tour.
LaGuardia Clashes With
Owners In Taxicab War
NEW YORK, March 23-UP) -
With Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia
asserting that "we will not tolerate
Chicago practices" and fleet owners
threatening to ask the intervention
of Governor Herbert H. Lehman, the
taxicab war became a subject of
grand jury investigation today.
As street fighting which caused the
injury of 60 persons subsided, Mayor
LaGuardia lashed at the taxi own-
ers, indicating his belief strike break-
ers were being imported from Chica-
go and asserting that such a move
would be stamped out by police.

One More Season Will Finish
Excavation Project In Egypt

Campus Leaders Declare Hell
Week Is Derogatory To Women

Outlines Three Challenges
In the first place a mass consump-
tion must be created to match the
tremendous contributions of our
mass production era; secondly, a de-
sign to prevent depression and un-
employment through a pattern of
co-operation must be set up; thirdly,
and above all, security and balance
in the system must be provided, she
As instances of the importance of
purchasing power, Miss Perkins told
of the rising demand for automo-
biles and the large increase in mail
order business in the cotton states
where farmers have benefitted from
acreage reduction programs.
She stressed the possibility of in-
dustrial management in overcoming
many of the elements of depression
and unemployment, and declared
that provision in good years to carry
the load of unemployment in poor
times must be recognized as one of
the necessary costs and risks in busi-
"We can afford to treat ourselves
to a real civilization," the secretary
said, and further stated that she has
no fear that the people will not know
how to use their new leisure."Wheth-
er they go to the movies or ride
around in automobiles, they will be
extending the boundaries of human
Believe Insull Aide In
Egypt Hunting Sanctuary
PORT SAID, Egypt, March 23.--

One more season will bring to a
close one of the greatest excavating
tasks that the University has ever
undertaken, Dr. Frank E. Robbins, as-
sistant to the President, stated re-
cently. The site of the work is at
Karanis, a buried city in Egypt that
flourished between 200 B.C. and 600
Work on the site was begun by
Prof. Francis W. Kelsey, head of the
Latin department, who died in 1927.

the University's present extensive col-
lection. Among the collections were
two groups of great importance. A
gift in the name of the law class
of 1890 by J. W. Anderson, of De-
troit, enabled Professor Kelsey to
purchase a group of parchments deal-
ing with Roman legal history. The
other group was from the library of
Sultan Abdul Hommad, and was com-
posed of Turkish works written on
illuminated paper and comparatively
well bound.
Believing that more could be ac-

Agreeing in the main with the
statements made by Dean Alice Lloyd
concerning "Hell-Week," w o m e n
prominent in campus activities when
questioned yesterday, also stressed
over-fatigue and wasted study-time
as the two main objections to the
probation period.
Although many of them believe
that Hell Week serves its only pur-
pose in getting the pledges acquainted
with one another, the consensus of
opinion is that the good does not out-
weigh the evil.
Kathleen Carpenter, junior mem-
ber of the Judiciary Council, thinks
f1-.t h- nn P: maimumh1f aweek-

would not be fit to print," was the
opinion of Ruth Robinson, '34, chair-
man of the Board of Representatives.
It accomplishes nothing constructive,
she said. Beatrice DeVine, junior
representative on the Board of Di-
rectors of the League, in agreement
with Miss Robinson, siad that she
advocated some pledge duties, not of
the nature of hell-week activities. Chi
Omega, of which Miss DeVine is a
member, has no hell-week, but they
do have a system of pledge duties
which is very adequate, she said.
"One night or two is all right, but
beyond that hell-week loses its point,"
was the opinion of Barbara Suther-

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