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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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pecial Rates
Permitted For
HugePageant
ickets For 'Romance Of
People' Discounted For
Students And Faculty

Rioting Drivers Smash Cabs In New York Strike

Arrangements for allowing stu-
dents and faculty members to attend
at special rates a presentation of
the huge pageant, "The Romance of
a People," on Saturday, April 23, in
Detroit, were made at a luncheon
held yesterday in the Russian Tea
Room of the League.
The luncheon was attended by
PresidentnAlexander G. Ruthven,
Mayor Robert A. Campbell, Isaac
Van Grove, former director of the
Chicago Civic Opera Co., and director
of the pageant, and Kurt Peiser, ex-
ecutive director of the Jewish Wel-
fare Federation, which is sponsoring
the entire undertaking.
A block of seats, regularly priced
at $3 each, has been set aside for
the occasion and will be available
to students at $1 and to faculty
members at $2. Low rates for trans-
portation to and from Detroit will
also be arranged.
President Ruthven, Edward W.
Blakeman, counselor of religious edu-
cation, Rabbi Bernard Heller, head
of IHillel Foundation, and !Gilbert
Bursley, '34, are sponsoring the send-
ing of the Ann Arbor delegation.
The pageant is being presented
mainly to raise funds for the relief
of impoverished German Jewry.
However, 25 per cent of the proceeds
of the production will be given to
local organizations. Most of this
amount will be devoted to furthering
religious education on campus.
"The Romance of a People," a vast,
panoramic presentation of the his-
tory of Judaism, has already received
enthusiastic acclamation inhNew
York, Chicago, and Philadelphia.
A stage .larger than any Detroit
has ever seen before will be set up
in the Olympia to accommodate the
cast of 4,000 people. The pageant
will be presented there April 16 to 22,
inclusive.
New Orleans
Storm Levels
Many Homes,

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Coordinator Is
Likely To Give
Up Mediation
Is Probable That Eastman
Will Turn Labor Issue
Over To Federal Board
WASHINGTON, March 26.-(P)
-As Joseph B. Eastman, the arbi-
trator, held his fourth conference
with heads of railroad labor unions
today in an effort to settle the rail-
road wage dispute, it appeared likely
that he would turn the negotiations
over to the Federal Board of Media-
tion.
The present agreement between
the unions and the railroads has
three and one-half months to run.
Federal officials are understood to
feel that all purposes would be served
by allowing the dispute to go through
the orderly process prescribed by the
Railway Labor Act.
Eastman yesterday conferred with
President Roosevelt. Labor firmly in-
sists that it receive at least a full
restoration of basic pay rates on
July 1 and this appeared likely to
result with Eastman withdrawing
from the situation for the present.
Should the matter be turned over
to the Board of Mediation, that or-
ganization would attempt to perform
the same function Eastman under-
took last week at the request of the
President.
Should the board fail, there would
remain the possibility of arbitration.
If either side refused to arbitrate, the
President would appoint a special
committee to look into the situation
and report.

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BERKELEY, Calif., March 26. -
Hazing of freshmen wil be restored
on the campus of the University of
California if the efforts of the men's
junior activities honorary society are
successful.
Declaring that the omission of the
traditional customs in connection
with the first year on the campus
have led to a decline in "class spirit"
and a corresponding decrease in in-
terest in activities, the members of
the honorary group have pledged
themselves to attempt their restora-
tion.
Leaders of the freshman class have
stated that they also are in favor of
reviving the old tradition, whereas
faculty members are almost unani-
mous in opposing its restoration, con-
tending that the lack of class spirit
should be remedied in another man-
ner.
'CHOO-CHOO' FEELS BAD
CHICAGO, March 25-- (A) -Mrs.
Marie Field filed suit for $1,000 for
damage to the health of her dog,
"Choo-Choo."
She alleged Hyman Cohen "dog-
naped" Choo-Choo, sending the ani-
mal to St. Louis. She produced Choo-
Choo in court with his head ban-
daged, coat matted and eyes weak as
alleged evidence of mistreatment.

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hope To Restore
Freshman Hazing
At California U.

War Veterans
In France Ask
Drastic Reform
Group Rallies To Support
Of Premier Doumergue
As Violence Breaks Out
PARIS, March 26.-(A')--War vet-
erans, three million strong, stepped
into France's troubled politics today
with a program to modernize the
government.
The Veterans' National Federation
abandoned its traditional policy of
neutrality Sunday and by the unani-
mous vote of its council decided to
take an active part in the nation's
political life.
As this powerful group rallied to
the support of Premier Doumergue
in his drive to restore calm, extrem-
ists battled in several cities, notably
Tours and Toulon. Today, fearing
new outbreaks, authorities took spe-
cial precaution at Tours to maintain
order. Gendarmes said shots were
fired there Saturday in violent street
fighting between rightist and leftist
factions.
The anti-Fascist front at Tours
called a demonstration for tonight as
a counter manifestation against one
by the right organization, Solidarite
Francaise.

-Associated Press Photo
Rioting New York taxi drivers smashed the windows of this cab and then beat the driver during their
wild march on City Hall. Mayor La Guardia issued sharp instructions to police that rioting "must stop."

Roberts Describes Michigan In
Saturday Eve ning Post Article

"Judging from the low growls of
resentment that are rising from the
more enlightened undergraduates of
Michigan's Lit. College, education
hasn't failed in America, and is by
no means entirely on the rocks.
"It is merely waiting for the fash-
ions to change - though this is small
consolation to those who stand most
in need of altered fashions."
This is the conclusion of Kenneth
Roberts, writing on "Murmuring
Michigan" in the current issue of
the Saturday evening Post.
Intending to make a study of "the
American undergraduate in his na-
tive haunts," Mr. Roberts offers sev-
eral reasons why he selected Mich-
igan as his background. In a hu-
morous allusion to the title, "Har-
vard of the West," he explains that
Michigan has, or is supposed to have,
the attributes of several institutions
in addition to its own.
"I could find nobody in Michigan
who knew the reason for that ap-
pelation," Mr. Roberts adds. "Mich-
igan, like Harvard, is a great uni-
versity for football, but the Mich-
igan Stadium holds more than twice
as many.persohs as the Harvard Sta-
dium does, so that in this respect
Michigan might be said to be a
double Harvard of the West."
Other qualifications for Michigan's
being selected as Exhibit A are, Mr.
Roberts ;says, its enrollment from
all over the world, its remarkable
educational facilities, its roster of
widely known professors in almost
every field, and, this last being most
important to Mr. Roberts, the College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts,

familiarly styled by him, the Lit.
College.
After this, Mr. Roberts delves into
the entertainment tendencies of the
undergraduate. He discourses on the
Hut, the Parrot, the "Hairpin"
method of dancing, the "magnifi-
cence" of the dormitories, fraternity
and sorority houses, and the Union
and the League. He says that "hav-
ing the run of the Michigan Union
is not unlike having the run of the
Biltmore Hotel."
Having dispensed such concom-
mitants of a modern college educa-
ation, Mr. Roberts voices the theory
that the Michigan system is all
wrong, not so much in the promi-
nence given society events, as in the
method of dispensation of education.
In his conversation with various
members of the Lit. College student
body, he finds that "there are a sur-
prising number who know theirI
minds are not being properly trained,
and who resent it. They freely admit
that they have neither interest nor
confidence in the scrappy bits of in-
formation that are poured into their
heads."
So he works back to the thesis ad-
vanced at the beginning of the ar-
ticle: that which is termed the
"trained mind" is not a product of
the American educational system.
And finishes with the hope and pre-
diction that undergraduates are now
in a murmuring rebellion against the
results of that method.
Thus, "Murmuring Michigan."

Jamboree Will1
Be Presented
To Aid Camp
(Continued from Page 1)
Michigan songs which has been neg-
lected for several years.
President Alexander G. Ruthven is-
sued the following statement regard-
ing the project: "In the 13 years that
the University Fresh Air Camp has
been maintained the University has
become very proud:. of this student
enterprise. Some day it may be pos-
sible to write its history adequately,
but for the time being, it is record-
ed chiefly in the memories of time
and effort freely given to turn young
lives in the direction of physical,
mental, and spiritual health, and in
the confidence of our entire com-
munity that the camp is a useful,
wholesome institution.
"It is to be hoped that the- desire
to be of service, so earnestly shown
by Michigan men in the past, may
continue to find such a practical
means of expression and that those
who cannot actively participate in
the camp's work may give financial
aid toward the perpetuation of this
wholly commendable undertaking
which bears the name of this Uni-
versity."
ALL-CAMPUS JAMBOREE
VARSITY BAND
HillAud. 50c Mar.27

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A SUNDAE
that's DIFFERENT!
Melted Milk-Chocolate
and roasted meat nuts
covering a scoop of tasty
ice cream- 15c

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75 Houses In Section Of
Southern City Are Blown
Down By Wind
NEW ORLEANS, March 26. - (A:)
- A thunder squall of great inten-
sity blew down at least 75 houses in a
five-block area in the Edgewood sec-
tion of New Orleans shortly after 8
p.m. today. At least a dozen injured
persons had been brought out of the
wreckage but an hour after the ca-
tastrophe but no dead had been re-
ported. A baby was reported impris-
oned, dead or alive under a house.
The wind struck suddenly with
terrific force, residents said. All of a
sudden it turned as dark as midnight,
lights went out and roaring, whis-
tling crashing noises followed. The
blow had come and gone in two
minutes but left destruction, turmoilt
and terror in its wake.
The wind followed the Almonaster
canal and blew out on Lake Pont-
chartrain. As the wind struck, the
screams of horrified men, women and
children were heard and when the
policemen and firemen arrived, fam-
ilies, dazed with fright, were wander-
ing about the debris in a heavy
downpour of rain.
Live wires and bursted gas mains
offered another menace as the police
herded the families out of the strick-
en area into other homes. Many
small children became separated
from their panic-stricken parents.
The five-block area presented a
mass of twisted and torn houses,
felled telegraph poles, smashed auto-
mobiles andgarages. Roofs were
blown into the streets and houses
were turned on end.
The wind first struck a garage on
St. Cloud Ave., wrecked the building
and crushed about 20 automobiles.
It then skipped two blocks and lev-
eled a filling station. It rose for an-
other block and then settled down
on the five-block area of dwellings
where it turned the neighborhood
into wreckage and pandemonium.
The section consisted mainly of
one-story frame dwellings and sheds
and was occupied by approximately
400 persons, mostly persons of mod-
erate means.

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Services For
Passover To Be
Held At Hillel
Plans for the observance of the
annual Jewish holiday of Passover
have been announced by Rabbi Ber-
nard Heller, head of the campus
Hillel Foundation. Services will be
conducted by Rabbi Heller on Friday
and Saturday, March 30 and 31.
A caterer has been engaged to
serve students with special Passover
meals at 605 Forest Ave. The rate for
all meals including those at the
services, during the entire eight-day
period of the holiday will be $10.
Reservations may be made by ap-
plying at the Foundation. This must
be done early to assure accommoda-
tion.
Schedule Of Plays
And Artists Given
(Continued from Page it
and screen player Bert Lytell, sup-
ported by Miss Cooper and Jessie
Busley. Miss Busley appeared with
Katherine Cornell in "Alien Corn"
last year, and has just returned from
London where she played in "Nymph
Errant" with Gertrude Lawrence.
The production will open May 25.
In the nature of a novelty, Louis
Verneuill's "Meet My Sister" will be
the fourth production. Walter Sle-
zak, the German star of "Music in
the Air," will play the leading role
which he created in both Berlin and
New York. He will be supported by1
Margaret Adams as the prima donna,
and by Olive Olsen, the dancing
comedienne, who ;vas featured in
"Good News" and "Follow Thru" re-
cently. The incidental music for
"Meet My Sister" has been written
by Ralph Benatsky, composer of the
continental success, "The White
Horse Inn."
Following "Macbeth" as the fifth
play, the season will close with 10
performances during Commencement
Week with Howard Lindsay's comedy
ofolcr lf 1h Tn-n ra cff_ - 4,,

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