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VOL. XLIV No. 131 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1934

Editorials
Iehigan Fraternities
id National Criteria. .
PRICE FIVE CENTS

State Liquor
Board Orders
Local Control
Group Adopts Policy Of
Non-Intervention Except
To Force 2 A.M. Closing
Council May Ignore
Commission's Rule
Midnight Curfew Here Is
Made Illegal By Ruling
On Closing Hour
Reversing entirely the opinion of
Gov. William A. Comstock and Atty.-
Gen. Patrick H. O'Brien, the State
liquor control commission yesterday
ruled that the State will not inter-
fere with local legislation on liquor,
except as regards the closing hour.
The governor, in a letter to the
council several weeks ago, refused to
approve the proposed amendment to
the charter which would permit State
Street beer, on the grounds that the
State liquor control bill repealed all
local legislation inconsistent with the
bill, and that the State liquor con-
trol commission had the sole power
to regulate the sale of liquor. There-
fore, according to the governor, beer
on State Street was already legal.
Yesterday, however, the State com-
mission ruled that municipalities may
regulate the sale of liquor within
their boundaries; they may prohibit
dancing, or music, or even, as pro-
posed in Lansing, laughing, but they
may not alter the state closing hour
of 2 a.m. This means that the city's
ordinance which sets the closing hour
at midnight is by this ruling declared
invalid.
It was undecided last night what
action the council would take on the
ruling. They may, at their next meet-
ing on April 5, decide to comply with
the commission's ruling and rescind
their closing hour restriction They
may, however, choose to ignore the
commission, and proceed to enforce
the midnight closing. If the latter
course is pursued, the matter may be
decided by court action.
k. A
Dramatic Club
Will Give Prize
Drama On Road
Itinerary Will Probably
Include Various Cities
Throughout State
Going on the road for the first
time, Comedy Club will create a
precedent when the organization
tours several Michigan cities during
spring vacation with the prize win-
ning Hopwood play, "A Little Love,"
written last year by Vincent Wall,
Grad.
Grand Rapids and Jackson have
definitely been selected as points of
the tour, and officers of the organiza-
tion are considering Kalamazoo, Port
Huron, Mt. Clemens, and Detroit as
other stands. On the tour, the com-
plete stage crew and business staff
will be carried with the company, as
well as the sets, costumes, and prop-
erties, according to Clarence Moore,
'34, president of Comedy Club. The
play, directed by Ferol Brinkman,
will also have a run here shortly
after Spring vacation.

As this is the first time the play
has been produced, although it will
be presented by a Connecticut com-
pany this summer, there is great op-
portunity for originality, Mr. Moore
said. Not only can the actors create
the roles, but the stage sets will be
entirely new, without the precedent
of any previous performance
Permission for the tour has been
obtained from authorities, and the
play is backed by alumni especially,
according to T. Hawley Tapping, who
says, "For a long time I have been
interested in getting something of
this sort under way, since not only.
does it afford worthwhile experience
for the student interested in drama-
tics, but it creates contacts between
university activities and alumni
throughout the state.
Broadcast Preview Of
Union Opera Over WJR
Members of the cast of the 25th an-
nual Union Opera, "With Banners

Neutral Member, Worker's Choice On Board

-Associated Press Photo
Officials of 13 automotive workers' unions prepared their mem-
bership lists yesterday while they waited the arrival in Detroit of
members of the new Automobile Labor Board, including Dr. Leo
Wolman (left), chairman, and Richard L. Byrd, labor representative.

B.M.O.C. Book
Sale Starts On
Campus Friday
Publication To Describe
Senior And Junior 'Big
Shot' Men, Women
Campus personalities of the senior
and junior classes, both masculine
and feminine, will be listed in a new
publication, the B.M.O.C. Bluebook,
which will appear for sale Friday, it
became known last night.
The book is being published by five
members of the senior and junior
honorary societies who have kept
their identity secret. Ninety-five men
and 35 women will be listed, and be-
sides the name there will be a list of
the person's activities, his home ad-
dress, his Ann Arbor address, and, in
the case of the women, the date of
birth.
Along with this 'there will be some
personal comument: .describing those
characteristics of the listed persons
which the editors consider the most
outstanding. The aim of this, the
editors claim, is to add "a bit of per-
sonal spice" to the reading.
The book will be in the shape of an
ordinary bluebook and will have a
hard, blue cover. Dedication of the
venture, it is rumored, will be to
Carl Forsythe, creator of "What's Do-
ing," campus chit-chat, and a former
city editor of The Daily.
No definite price has been set as
yet, but the backers of the venture
claim that it will sell for either 10 or
15 cents. Enough advertising has al-
ready been procured to make the book
a financial success, the backers say.
Two thousand copies will be printed.
Set Rail Rates For
Sumrier Students
Special reduced railroad rates have
been secured for students and faculty
members attending the 1934 Sum-
mer Session, according to an an-!
nouncement by Prof. Louis A. Hop-
kins, Director of the Summer Ses-
sion.
The rate will be one. and one-third
for 'the round trip sand includes pas-
sages from any place in the territory
east of Chicago and St. Louis, north
of the Ohio and Potomac Rivers (also
from Louisville, Ky.), and west of the
Atlantic seaboard, including points
in Canada east of and including
Armstrong, Fort William and Sault
Ste. Marie, Ont.

Bil For County
System Chanoe
About Complete
165,000 Signature Drive
Being Started To Bring
Measure Up For Vote
A bill to provide for changes in
Michigan's archaic county system,
upon which a committee including
Professors Thomas Reed and Arthur
W. Bromage of the political science
department has been working, will
probably be completed sometime this
week it was learned yesterday. A pe-
tition drive to have the bill brought
up for a vote will then be initiated.
Although one or two technical de-
tails have not been completed as yet,
the bill is finished in substance. It
contains two main ideas. The first
of these empowers the legislature to
create alternate forms of county gov-
ernment which may be adopted by
the county by its own voter The sec-
ond permits any county to create a
form of government different from its
existing one. This new form could
be submitted by either the county
board of supervisors or by initiative
petition. The people would then have
a final vote on the plan.
After the bill has been completed,
it will be necessary to conduct a pe-
tition drive to have it brought to a
vote. Approximately 165,000 peti-
tions will be needed. This campaign
will be conducted by the State Com-
mittee on County Re-organization, of
which William Lovett, president of
the Detroit Citizens' League, is head.
Expect Wage Boost
For Steel Industry
(By Associated Press)
With at least 125,000 steel workers
already promised a 10 per cent in-
crease in the pay envelope, effective
April 1, more than 200,000 others to-
day are expecting an announcement
that the wage boost will be extended
throughout this giant industry.
Steel men roughly estimate a gen-
eral increase would amount to well
over $3,000,000 a month and that,
probably more than $1,200,000 a
month is involved in the boost thus
far announced.
Nearly a score of steel companies
have joined in the movement within
the last 48 hours, each adding to the
evidence tending to confirm reports
that the entire industry already has
decided on the raise.

Set April 30
For Vote On
Works Issue
Governor Orders Ballot
On Issue Of Bonds For
Public Works Prograin
Asks $37,00,000
For New Project
Taxpayers Only Will Vote
In State-Wide Election,
Attorney-General Rules
LANSING, March 28. - (T) -Gov-
ernor Comstock today ordered a pro-J
posal to bond the state for $37,800,-
000 to finance a gigantic public workst
program submitted to the people in
a special election April 30.
Although the Governor protested
during a recent special session of the'
Legislature that a referendum would
unnecessarily delay unemployment
relief, he signed a bill demanding the
approval of the taxpayers before thef
indebtedness can be incurred.
Gov. Comstock said that he signed
the bill because he believed it offers
the only opportunity for Michigan
to get any proper share of the Public
Works building program of the Fed-1
eral Government.
Under a ruling by the Attorney-
General, only those paying taxes on
real estate or personal property will1
be eligible to vote on this huge is-
sue. The elections will be conducted{
the same as school elections. The at-
torney-general decided that affidavits
showing applicants for ballots to be
taxpayers will not be necessary. Vot-
ers will be required to sign certifi-
cates stating they are taxpayers, sub-
ject to challenge.
The proposal to be submitted to
the taxpayers provides for the issu-
ance of not more than $37,800,000 of
of bonds. If approved by the qualified
voters the act would become effective.
30 days later. Negotiations then
would be started with the Federal,
government,in-an- effort-tosecure a
loan on the security of the bonds.
The contemplated program calls for
$18,000,000 worth of road improve-
ments with work allocated to every
county in the state. There would be
an institutional and armory building
program absorbing the balance of the
loan.
April Issue Of
Gargoyle Will
Be Out Monday
'What's Spewing' Is One
Of New Humor Features
In Coming Number
The April issue of the Gargoyle,
including several new and distinct
features, will appear on the campus
Tuesday, April 2. It will be sold at all
prominent points.
The many readers of "What's Do-
ing" will be'attracted to Gargoyle's
"What's Spewing," for if titles have
any significance, there must be some
connection between the two. Those
who are interested in the daily news-
paper dispatches of Arthur Brisbane
will find a parody on that writer.
A humorous feature on getting up

in the morning is included as well
as more material on the Union Opera.
The latter is enhanced by a series of
pen and ink sketches in addition to
photographs. Robert Henderson, di-
rector of the Dramatic Season, h, s
written an article discussing Eugenic
Leontovitch, star of "Grand Hotel"
and other stage triumphs.
Vincent Youmans, distinguished
young American composer, is consid-
ered in this month's Modern Music
column. This is a departure from
preceding issues in that formerly only
orchestras and their leaders were pic-
tured.
A new Preposterous Person, this
time Number 13, has been drawn for
the April number. Other successful
features of past issues which are con-
tinued in this one include Sophis-
ticated Lady, popular commentary on
women's fashions, and "Our Own
Clothes Horses" which will present
four more B.M.O.C.'s in their Sunday
best.
Toronto Evens Series
Rv Reatino Detroit 5-1

James Cristy
Given Big 10
Honor Award
Swimming Captain Wins
Reward For Scholastic
And Athletic Prowess
Williamson Winner
Of Medal Last Year
Cristy Is Conference 440
Champion For 3 Years;
On 1932 Olympic Team
James C. Cristy, Jr., '34, of Ann
Arbor, has been awarded the Western
Conference medal for proficiency in
scholarship and athletics. Cristy is
captain of the Conference champion-
ship swimming team.
The medal is given annually to the
senior in each of the Big Ten schools
whose combined scholastic and ath-
letic achievements stamp him as the
most outstanding.
The Michigan award last year went
to Ivan Williamson, captain and star
end on the Wolverines' national
champion football team.
Free-Style Distance Star
Through last semester Cristy had
taken 105 hours with a total of 235
honor points, making a 2.23 average
over the three and one-half year
period.
He has been the free-style dis-
tance star of Wolverine teams which
captured three Big Ten titles and
one National championship. This
year's team, led by Cristy, left this
morning for Columbus where they
have a good chance of taking an-
other National championship in the
meet scheduled for Friday and Sat-
urday.
Cristy has been 440 champion of
the Big Ten for three years and last
year added the 220 title
Set Record In Olympics
Cristy's outstanding athletic per-
formance was in the 1500 meter event
of the 1932 Olympics when he set a
new American record of 19 minutes,
39 seconds, being the first white man
to finish behind two Japanese free-
stylers. He has been named on two
All-American swimming teams and
his performances this year make him
certain of a third mention.
He was second to Ted Wiget in the
440 of last year's Intercollegiates and
is expected to make a strong bid for
both the 440 and 1500 meter crowns
in this year's meet. Cristy attended
University High School here.
Besides his scholastic and athletic
prowess, Cristy is active in campus
activities, being a member of Sphinx
and the Undergraduate Council, pres-
ident of Michigamua, and a member
of Sigma Phi fraternity.
34 Have Average Of 1.25
Thirty-four athletes, according to
figures released by University officials
yesterday, have a record of 1.25
points or more for each hour of work
and 14 an average of 1.50 or better.
Among the latter group are five cap-
tains -one of a team that does not
officially exist: Cristy, swimming;
Robert Ostrander, honorary captain
of the cross-country team that was
discontinued last year by the Board
in Control of Athletics; Arthur Mo-
sier, wrestling; Thomas Ellerby, Jr.,
track; and Avon Artz, baseball cap-
tain and hockey player.
Other men who have an average
better than half "B" and half "C"
are: Ralph Baldwin,tennis, 2.33; Al-
bert M. Blumenfeld, track, 2.18; Louis
Westover, football, 2.08; Abraham

Steinberg, gymnastics, 2.05; John F.
Spoden, wrestling, 2.00; Harry Til-
lotson, baseball, 1.91; Edwin C. Day-
ton, golf, 1.60; Estell Tessmer, foot-
ball and basketball, and Frederick J.
Allen, basketball, 1.52 each.

Passed As

Defeated In Senate

Students Profiting By
Repeal, Educator Says
SAN PEDRO, Calif., March 28.
- (P) --Dr. Craven Laycock, 65-
year-old dean of Dartmouth Col-
lege, arriving here yesterday on
the liner Talamanca, announced
that since repeal and with the sale
of beer and ale on the Dartmouth
campus, social conditions are
much better than during the ari
years.
"Dartmouth men are learning
to carry out the tradition that
they may do whatever they like
with liquor," he asserted, "so long
as they carry it like gentlemen,
and do not disturb the peace nor
offend others."
Chemistry Fire
Checked After
SlightDamage
Blaze In Dispensary Of
Campus Building Is Put
Out WithDifficulty '
A fire of undetermined origin broke
out shortly after 7 p.m. last night in
the third-floor dispensary of the
Chemistry Building, and spread
through several racks of chemicals
before it was finally checked.
The fire was discovered by the cus-
todian of the dispensing room when
he went there to hand out chemicals
to students working in the labora-
tories. Although several Pyrene ex-
tinguishers and a stream of water
were played on the fire, a draught
from the door spread the flames up
'through the adjacent racks.
Fire-trucks arrived from the city
fire department soon after the fire
was discovered. Smoke was thick on
the second floor, and firemen wore
gas masks to get to the scene of the
fire.
Staff members present directed the
removal of five flasks of gunpowder
and three large cans of calcium car-
bide which were on shelves near the
center of the fire. Although it was
said that all inflammable materials
were in the vault in the basement,
several large jugs of benzine, ether,
and methyl alcohol were on the
shelves in the second floor dispen-
sary immediately below the origin of
the fire.
J. Herman Greve, insurance adjus-
ter for the University said that the
building and contents were covered
by insurance, Detailed estimates of
the dariage will be made later.
Return M. J. Insull
For Chicago Trial
(By Associated Press)
Martin J. Insull had returned to
Chicago to face trial Wednesday
night while his elder brother and
former associate in a utilities empire
sought another refuge, perhaps in
Rumania.
In the custody of two American of-
ficials, Martin Insull was brought
from Toronto, after losing a 17-
month-fight against extradition.
His trip was delayed at Detroit
while an American immigration
board declared him "a person likely
to become a public charge," and
therefore subject to deportation, but
his journey to Chicago was later re-
sumed.

Is First Time Congress Has
Defied The President's
Administration
Bill Passes Upper
House By 63 To 27
Provides For Expenditure
Of $228,000,000 Not
In Budget
WASHINGTON, March 28- (P)-
Overriding the objections of Presi-
dent Roosevelt, the Senate joined the
House late today in voting to enact
more liberal veterans and Federal pay
legislation than the chief executive
was willing to accept.
By 63 to 27, just a little more than
the two-thirds margin necessary to
overthrow the recommendations of
the President, the Senate wound up
a long day of debate by putting the
legislation on the statute books. The
House vote yesterday was 310 to 72.
The two votes marked the first ma-
jor defiance by Congress of the Pres-
ident.
Republicans Vote For Bill
The roll call found 33 Republicans,
29 Democrats, and one Farmer-La-
bor member voting to override the
veto.
All those voting to sustain the
President were Democrats.
A roar of cheering and applause
arose from the gallery as Vice-Presi-
dent Garner announced the bill had
passed over the veto.
The Senate had to wait several
minutes to continue with its business,
while the galleries were cleared. It
recessed immediately.
No Review Of Cases
The overriding means that approxi-
mately $90,000,000 to $100.000,000 will
be returned to World War and Span-
ish-American War veterans annually
without review of their cases to de-
termine whether their disabilities
were of service origin. The President
had held out for temporary restora-
tion of these veterans to the roll
pending review of the cases to elimi-
nate the undeserving.
It also means government employ-
ees who had their salaries cut 15 per
cent by the economy act will get back
5 per cent, or $26,000,000 as of Feb. 1
to July 1, and another 5 per cent for
the next fiscal year, or about $126,-
000,000.
In his veto message the President
said the bill provided $228,000,000
more than budget estimates for the
new fiscal year without suggesting
ways of producing new revenues to
meet the added expense.

Veterans' Measure

Veto

Is

Shaw's New, Shorter History
Of University To Be Out Soon

Find No Basis For Action In
Case Of Bogus Scholarships

Prof. Stalker
Favors Private
Air Mail Lines
Claims Private Facilities
Are More Economical
In Distribution
Government air mail subsidies to
private commercial corporations were
defended by Prof. Edward A. Stalker,
head of the aeronautical engineering
department, in a meeting of the
Transportation Club held last night
in Natural Science Auditorium.
Charges of collusion and fraud
brought against the commercial air
lines were grossly misconstrued, and
never adequately substantiated, he
stated.
Air mail servicing by private com-
panies, Prof. Stalker said, is based
on the complete utilization of such
aids to safe, efficient operation as the
radio, searchlight beacons, blind-fly-
ing equipment, and advance knowl-
edge of weather conditions. Unfa-
miliarity with these aids brought
about the disastrous results incurred
by the attempts of the army air force
to fly the mail, he pointed out.
A program of long-time develop-
ment in private air mail transporta-
tion facilities, unhampered by gov-
ernmental intervention, was advo-
cated by Prof. Stalker as being the
most economical system for this type
of mail distribution.
Adelphi Favors Air Line

In direct contrast to the disserta-
tion of Kenneth Roberts in a re-;
cent issue of the Saturday Evening
Post, which has aroused considerable
comment in campus circles, "A Short
History of the University of Mich-
igan" presents an authentic picture
of University life, including a com-
plete history of the school. The book
which is to be released soon, is by
Wilfred B. Shaw, director of alumni
relations.
Beginning with the establishment
of the first university in Detroit,
which was known as the "Catholepis-
temiad," Mr. Shaw carries the story
of the growth of the University
through the administrations of its

ulty was the Rev. George P. Williams
and to aid him in the instruction of
the languages was the Rev. Joseph
Whiting. The class of seven, by the
time of its graduation, had grown to
a total of 12 students.
Mr. Shaw divides his discussion of
the University presidents into two
groups, the first three presidents, and
the University's recent leaders. Rapid
growth and increased prestige fea-
tured the administrations of Henry
Philip Tappan, Erastus O. Haven,
and James Burrill Angell. Under
these men, who conducted the Uni-
versity until the turn of the century,
co-education was approved, students
were admitted from high schools by

Investigation by the chief inspec-
tor of the United States Postoffice
Department failed to develop evidence
warranting action in the case of the
bogus scholarship grants offered to
college students.
The proposition was originally
made under the name of the National
Student League, but it was shown
that the organization, both locally
and nationally, was not connected in
any way with the plan. A letter re-
ceived yesterday from Chief Inspector
K. P. Aldrich stated that the "busi-
ness" had been discontinud and that,
in the light of early investigation, will

the effect that the offer was a hoax
and that the man responsible had
been apprehended. This letter was
followed a few days later by a notice
from the office of education of the
Department of Interior which called
the proposition a misrepresentation
and advised students against applying
for the funds.
Upon inquiry, the division of in-
vestigation of the United States De-
partment of Justice advised The Daily
that they had no knowledge of the
alleged hoax and that they were
transferring the matter to the Post-
office Department, as a postal fraud.

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