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The Weather
Generally fair withi rising
temperature today followed by
rain and snow tomorrow.


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VOL. XLIV No. 130


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Assembly Of
League Is To
Gather Here
All-Michigan Group Plans
Convention Weekend Of
April 20
Group Held Second
Meeting On Campus
Michigan Body Claims To
Be Second Oldest In The
Twenty-four colleges and junior
colleges in the state will participate
in the seventh annual All-Michigan
Model League Assembly to be held
here the week-end of April 20. Once
before the group convened here, six
years ago, during its second year of
The Michigan group is the second
oldest in the country, having been or-
ganized a year later than the Mid-
dle-Atlantic intercollegiate assembly,
which meets at Bucknell this year.
The New England Assembly, which
is also in its seventh year, meets at
Harvard this spring. Such model as-
semblies, participated in by students
all over the country, afford the stu-
dents an excellent opportunity 'to
study for themselves this new method
of conducting world affairs, and solv-
ing world problems.
Fifty-nine different countries will
be represented at the All-Michigan
Assembly, with the University repre-
senting China, the Dominican Repub-
lic, and Haiti.
Following is a list of the other col-
leges participating and the countries
which they are responsible for:
Adrian: India and Portugal; Albion:
Chili, New Zealand, and Japan (the
latter as an observer); Alma: Jugo-
slovia, Greece, and Germany (also as
an observer); Battle Creek: Hungary
and Guaetmala.
Bay City Junior College: Irish Free
State and Spain; Calvin College: Fin-
land and the Union of South Africa;
Central State Teachers' College: the
Netherlands and Paraguay; Emmnan-
uel Missionary College: Switzerland
and Liberia; Flint Junior College:
Abyssinia and Czechoslovakia; Grand
Rapids Junior College: Argentina,
Roumania, and Albania; and High-
land Park: Honduras and Lithuania.
Other institutions which are taking
part in the assembly and their rep-
resentations are: Hillsdale College:
Italy, Venezuela, and the United
States (as an observer); Hope Col-
lege: Bulgaria and Norway; Jackson
Junior College: Salvador and Estho-
nia; Kalamazoo College: Cuba and
Nicaragua; Michigan State Normal
College: Austria and Belgium; Michi-
gan State College: Canada, Uruguay,
and France.
Muskegon Junior College: Persia
and Siam; Nazareth College: Latvia'
and Luxemburg; Olivet College: Peru
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Britain's Policy
Of Armaments
To Be Decided
Will Take Extreme Steps
In Order To Satisfy The
French Government
LONDON, March 27-()-The
extent to which Britain is willing to

commit herself in taking extreme
measures to enforce disarmament so
as to satisfy France is expected to be
decided at least tentatively tomorrow
at a meeting of the whole British
France has replied to London in-
quiries for further particulars regard-
ing what she desires in the nature of
security guarantees and the subject
was discussed at length late today by
Sir John Simon, British foreign sec-
retary, and Charles Corbin,French
It was understood, that, as the next
step, Britain is seeking to ascertain
the German viewpoint, having deter-
mined that the French want guaran-
tees from London for the fulfillment
of a disarmament pact and not the
old general guarantees against an
Great Britain was expected to seek
the advice of the United States and
the dominions, but has not communi-
cated with them thus far, it was
stated officially tonight.
It was learned, meanwhile, that the
British government is receptive "to
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Winter's Parting Thrust Taxes
Residents; Sol Saves The Day

Old Man Winter's parting thrust,
the heaviest March snowfall in 25
years, brought Ann Arbor people out
yesterday morning with all conceiv-
able types of "wading" clothes which
could be hastily assembled.
Early-risers who were out ahead
of the city plows found even walk-
ing, always the last resort, somewhat
of a problem and took to the roads.
Appearance of the sun, however,
began melting the "blanket" and
transportation was relieved.
The average depth of snowfall in
the city was 11.2 Inches as recorded
by the University Observatory, while
nearly two feet was reported in the
nearby country. Roads were impas-
sible, traffic stalled, rural mail de-
livery tied up, and many commuting
students marooned. Busses were also
far off schedule, and railroads ap-
peared to be the only mode of trans-
portation out of Ann Arbor unim-
In spite of the fact that, where
clear, the roads were icy, there were
no accidents. However, several stu-
dents were injured by falling.
Communication was kept intact

around Ann Arbor, but the Michigan
Bell Telephone Company reported 1~
poles down outside Monroe, due to
heavy sleet in that region.
Large crews of men were employed
by both the city and the University to
shovel the snow, and while the CWA
itself did not aid in clearing the heavy
drifts, many CWA men werehem-
ployed by such institutions as the
public schools and by privatesindi-
viduals for that purpose.
The city of Ann Arbor employed 50
men and many trucks, and estimated
that such snows as this cost $350 a
day. The city men made strenuous
efforts to clear the streets yesterday
afternoon, as it was hoped that the
snow would soon melt.
Monday's storm was the heaviest
this year, the observatory stated, and
the fifth deepest recorded in Ann
Arbor since 1910. The deepest snow
ever registered at the University Ob-
servatory was 14 inches in January
of 1918.
One ingenious merchant on South
University avenue hung a sign on a
tree in front of his establishment,
reading, "Free Snow - Help Your-
self." No acceptances of the offer
were reported.

Labor Board
To Carry Out
Motor Codes
New Era Of Good Will Is
Heralded By Employers
And Labor,
Wolman Named As
Neutral On Board

Plan To

Meet In Detroit
Next Wednesday

Gondoliers' To
Open Tonight
At The League
Combined Music School,
Play Production Opera
To Have 3-Day Run
The initial performance of "The
Gondoliers," Gilbert and Sullivan
comic opera produced by the School
of Music and Play Production, will
be given at 8:30 p.m. today at Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. Performances
will also be given Thursday, Friday,
and Saturday, with a matinee on
Jean Seeley, '36, as Cassilda, and
Emmet Leib, '34, as her lover, will
head the cast for the performance to-
night, as chosen by the directing
committee, Prof. E. V. Moore, Prof.
Arthur Hackett, Prof. David Mattern,
Valentine B. Windt, and Bertha
Bright Knapp, Grad. Miss Emily V.
White has also acted on this com-
mittee, as director of dancing in the
John Silberman, '34, and Bertha
Bright Knapp, Grad., will play the
roles of the amusing duke and duch-
ess of Plaza Torro. The mock kings
are to be interpreted tonight by May-
nard Klein, Grad., and Henry Austin,
'34, with the roles of their wives
being played by Helen Haxton, '36,1
and Virginia Ward, '34SM. James V.3
Doll, as Don Al Hambra Bolero, is
the grand inquisitor who causes all
the trouble for the gondoliers, and
Harriet Kesselman appears as Inez,
the foster mother of Cassida's lover.
SOther principal roles are taken by1
Kathryn Hildebrand, '35, Melzer Por-
ter, '34SM, Caroline Welz, '35, Suz-
anne Malve, '355M, Goddard Light,
'35, Peter Stauropolus, and Carl Nel-
son, '36.
Much of the vitality of the play
depends on the chorus of 15 couples,
which forms a background of singing
and dancing for the action of the
principals. A special feature of the
dancing in the opera is the elaborate
Spanish dance, the cachuca, which is
being done by Harry Pick, '34, Vir-
ginia Frink, '35, Carl Ellsworth, '34A,
Josephine Ball, '36, Daniel Shurz, '36,
Lois Zirmerman, '35, Alton Brimmer,
'34, and Virginia Chapman, '35, under
the direction of Miss Emily White.
The orchestra of 24 pieces, which
will be under the direction of Pro-
fessor Mattern, has been rehearsing
for "The Gondoliers" under the di-
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Espionage Of
Secrets Found
PARIS, March 27. - () -Strato-
spheric espionage was added to the
curriculum of modern spying today.
Investigations by Judge Andre
Benon, presiding at the inquiry into
the activities of an alleged interna-
tional spy ring, indicated that cer-
tain members of the band sought the
military aviation secrets of the
One member specialized in this sort

Senior Invitations Are
On Sale In Angell Hall
First sale of senior invitations
began yesterday afternoon and
will be continued throughout the
remainder of this week and the
first three days of next week. They
may be obtained any day within
this period from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
in the lobby of Angell Hall.
John S. Howland, '34, chairman
of the invitations committee,
urged all seniors to place their
orders as soon as possible in order
to avoid a last-minute rush.
Summer School
Students Asked
To Report NOw
Secretary Requests ThAt
Students Signify Their
Intention Of Enrolling
In order to facilitate arrangements
for their accommodation, students
planning to attend the 1934 Summer
Session are urged to notify the sec-
retary, Prof. Louis M. Eich of the
speech department, before June 13,.
according to the Summer Session
announcement which has just come
off the press.
Copies of the complete announce-
ment are now available in the Sum-
mer Session office in Angell Hall and
may be had at the offices of all
schools and colleges.
Registration June 21
Registration will begin June 21 in
the Graduate School, June 15 in
the Law School and June 22 in the
other divisions. Except for work in
the Law School and at the Geology
and Geography Station, which begins
June 19, the session will open June
Requirements for admission are set
by the individual schools, and in gen-
eral, courses are open to all persons
qualified to pursue them. Students
from outside colleges and universities
are required to present a statement
from an administrative officer in the
institution in which they wereen-
rolled showing that they are in good
Automobile regulations will remain
unchanged from last year, according
to the announcement. Students may
obtain permits to drive cars provided
their circumstances necessitate their
use, or for participation in outdoor
sports. Students should make appli-
cation not later than at time of reg-
Activities Are Listed
The announcement includes the
program of extra-curricular activities
for which the Summer Session is re-
nowned. Special lectures, a series of
plays extending over seven weeks, ex-
cursions to nearby points of interest,
concerts by members of the School of
Music faculty and by the band, social
nights at the League, and other ac-
tivities comprise the schedule of
Faculties of the schools and col-
leges number more than 400, some of
whom are from other educational in-
stitutions in this country and abroad.
All work offered is equivalent in
method, character, and credit value
to similar work offered during the
academic session.

Is Announced
DETROIT, March 27 -(P- Ap-
pointment of the new automobile
labor board and a call for its first
meeting to be held here not later than
7 p.m. Wednesday was heralded Tues-
day afternoon by labor and industry
as the first steps in a new era of good
will in Michigan's major industry.
Leo Wolman, Columbia University
professor, was named neutral mem-
Nicholas Kelley, Chrysler Corp.
counsel, was selected to represent in-
Richard L. Byrd, prviously an-
nounced as labor's choice, was con-
firmed as employees' representaitve.
To Launch "New Deal"
Responsible to President Roosevelt,
the board will launch the new deal in
industrial relations. Its members will
pass on all questions of representa-
tion, discharge and discrimination in
accordance with the principles which
were laid down Sunday night by the
President to solve labor disputes in
the automotive industry.
Edward F. McGrady, assistant to
Gen. Hugh S. Johnson, NRA admin-
istrator, and Col. Robert Lee, the ad-
ministrator's personal representative,
are slated to arrive in Detroit early
Professor Wolman, who holds
the degree of doctor of philoso-
phy, was an instructor in eco-
nomics at the University of Mich-
igan in1916-17.
Wednesday and set the scene for the
new board._
There was ample evidnce of good
will between labor and industry at
the Union Depot when delegates re-
turned from Washington. There were
Alvan Macauley, president of the Na-
tional Automobile Chamber of Com-
merce; Roy D. Chapin, president of
the Hudson Motor Car Co.; William
Collins, representative of the Ameri-
can Federation of Labor, and Richard
L. Byrd, secretary of a local union at
Have Informal Talk
Chapin met Collins and Byrd for
the first time and introduced them
to Macauley. All chatted informally
while waiting for photographers to
set their cameras.
Discussing the program advocated
by the President, Macauley stated:
"I think it is quite an important step,
calculated to have far-reaching and
constructive effects and in line with
the principles for which we contend-
ed. It seems to assure more peaceful
prospects for the future."
"Our agreement was that we would
fill a fairarrangement arrived at,"
stated Chapin. "Industry intends to
go through with it, and wil make ar-
rangements to carry out the agree-
Arthur E. Greer, president of Hud-
son Local,immediately called a mass
meeting of workers to be held at 8
pm. Wednesday in Amity Hall, at
which principles of the agreement
will be explained.
ALBANY, March 27- ( P) - Man-
ny Strewl, convicted of kidnaping
John J. O'Connell, Jr., for $40,000
ransom last July, was given a man-
datory sentence of 50 years in prison

Roosevelt To
Permit Lines
To Fly Mail
Action To Be Followed By
Permanent Legislation
For Air Mail Control
Plans For Bidding
Will Be Announced
Conditions Under Which
Bids Will Be Accepted
Not Revealed
WASHINGTON, March 27. - () -
President Roosevelt arranged today
to return the airmail to private com-
panies, pending enactment of perma-
nent legislation.
Plans for bidding and the routes
to be opened to commercial carriers
will be announced tomorrow.
Government officials, including
Postmaster General James A. Far-
ley and Attorney General Homer S.
Cummings, were called to the White
House this afternoon just before the
President left for a fishing trip in
the south.
Conditions under which new bids
will be accepted were not disclosed
and whether those companies whose
contracts were cancelled would be
permitted to enter the bidding was
not entirely clear.
Cummings said that he did not be-
lieve a statute of 1872, which bars
firms whose mail contracts have been
annulled on the grounds of fraud
from bidding again within five years,
would be an obstacle in letting the
temporary awards.
Several measures have been in-
troduced in Congress, since the Army
took over flying the mails on Feb.
19, to authorize the Postmaster Gen-
eral to make temporary awards. It
was indicated that the Postoffice and
Justice Departments felt that power
now existed to enter temporary con-
tracts without additional legislation.
Meanwhile, private companies
which held old contracts wondered
if they would be forced to undergo
reorganization to be eligible for new
20 Engineers
Are Accepted
By Tau Beta Pi
Scholastic Society Hears
Prof. Handman At An-
nual Spring Banquet
Twenty students of the College of
Engineering were initiated into Gam-
ma Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, national
honorary scholastic engineering so-
ciety, at the spring initiation banquet
held last night in the Union.
The initiates, chosen from the up-
per eighth of their class, were Archie
Easton, H. D. Ritter, R. E. Blackwell,
and Henry VanWelde, all seniors;
John Schmidt, Albert Conviser, Ls-
ter Colwell, Allen Knuusi, James
Loughman, Martin Mortenson, Wil-
bert Budd, John Moore, Philip Sin-
gleton, Kenneth Cogger, Delbert Hes-
ler, George Servis, Richard Rice, Al-
bert Marshall, Philip Stefanowski,
and Eric Sommer, Juniors.
Prof. Arthur D. Moore officiated as
toastmaster of the banquet. A wel-

coming address was given by I. H.
Culver, '34E, and the response was
delivered by Eric Sommer, '35E.
The principal speaker for the eve-
ning was Prof. Max S. Handman of
the economics department.

Sororities Consider Abolition
Or Modification Of Hell-Week

With the general sentiment for
either modification or absolute aboli-
tion of hell-week prevalent on cam-
pus, sororities are considering the
matter now, and will finally take ac-
tion for or against it in their sep-
arate houses.
In a survey of the sororities, two
reported that they have national rul-
ings against the custom; two have
what they term a "courtesy week" for
the pledges; and still another names
it,"ideal week." Several claim that
their probation week has undergone,

it in Theta Phi Alpha, the president'
of that house reported. Zeta Tau
Alpha, according to Myrtle Cooper,
'34, president, abolished the custom
last year.
Chi Omega and Alpha Delta Pi
are the two houses with national
rules against hell-week. These houses
report that satisfactory pledge re-
lationships are obtained through
training in sorority history and cus-
toms. Helen Bernthal, '34, Delta
Delta Delta president, stated yester-
day that in their "ideal week" the

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