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VOL. XLIV No. 139 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 1934

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Will Elect
J.G.P.Head
Thursday
Election Postponed While
Council Acted Against
Widespread Caucusing
Petitions Must Be
In Wednesday Noon
First Two Positions Will
Be Filled By Those Who
Poll Highest Vote
Junior Girls Play elections, post-
poned from April 5 by the Judiciary
Council, acting against caucusing, will
be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, accord,.
ing to Harriett Jennings, '34, chair-
man of Judiciary Council.
The Council, in acting against cau-
cusing, inaugurated a system of pe-
titioning for the major committee
positions which are to be filled at the
sophomore elections. Any sophomore,
wishing to apply for a committee po-
sitions must have her petition into
the Undergraduate office before moon
on Wednesday, according to Miss
Jennings. The petition, she said,
should include a statement of her
scholarship, and a summary of her
previous caipus activities and any
special abilities she might have. The
applicant should not, however, state
what committee position she wants.
Plurality Decides Position
After submitting the applications
to the sophomores, the exact posi-
tions of the applicants will be deter-
mined by the number of votes; the
one receiving the highest vote being
automatically general chairman of
next year's Junior Girls Play, and the
second highest, finance chairman.
The other three positions will be
filled from the next highest votes,
without regard to the exact position
of each, which will be determined
when their special abilities are shown,
By this system and by a new meth-
od of election, the Council hopes to
partially do away with the evils of
caucusing, Miss Jennings said.
"It has always been the feeling of
the Board of Representatives that
caucusing was fundamentally evil.
At the time of its abolition, the gen-
eral sentiment, was, however, that
it was best to abolish a rule which
apparently could not be enforced.
Wants Pair Election ,
"The Judiciary Council, in taking
steps against caucusing did so in ac-
cordance with an agreement made
when the provision was adopted,"T
Miss Jennings stated. "It was agreed,
at that time, that although the rule
against caucusing should be abol-
ished, it should be the privilege of the
members of the Judiciary Council, if
they felt it necessary, to take steps
against the practice."
"It is our hope," Miss Jennings con-
cludd, "that the sophomores will as-
sist us in making this a good elec-
tion, with everything above-board."
Committeemen
Are Approved
By City Council

Shipman Is Appointed To
Newly-Created Position
Of Meat Inspector
Unanimous approval of Mayor
Robert E. Campbell's committee ap-
pointments marked a quiet session of
the Common Council last night.
The appointment of Dr. Harry R.
Shipman as City meat inspector was
approved. The position was created
by the city meat inspection ordinance
passed by the council last month, and
the work will begin May 1.
Ann Arbor is facing a serious water
supply problem both from the stand-
point of quantity and quality, accord-
ing to a letter to the council from
H. H. Caswell, manager of the Board
of Water Commissioners.
A resolution, proposed by Alder-
man Winney, was passed requesting
the board to report on the estimated
cost of a water softening and filtering
plant for the present water supply
system as well as the Huron River
project. The question of Ann Arbor's

Recent Education Survey Gives
Graduate School High Ranking

The University of Michigan Grad-
uate School, by placing 14 depart-
ments in the "distinguished" group,
and 13 more as "qualified" for ap-
proved work in their fields, obtained
one of the foremost positions among
institutions of the country in a re-
cent report of an inquiry by the
American Council of Education under
the chairmanship of Raymond M.
Hughes, president of Iowa State Col-
lege.
More than 2,000 experts collabo-
rated on the report, which is the re-
sult of extended inquiry of more than
a year's duration.
Only eight institutes of higher
learning in the country received a
greater number of "distinguished"
votes than Michigan in the final tab-
ulation of the 35 subjects on the list.
Harvard placed first with 23 subjects

on the "distinguished" list. Columbia,
the University of Chicago and the
University of California received 21
citations each. The University of Wis-
consin was cited 17 times, Cornell and
Yale sixteen each, and Michigan came
next with 14 votes.
Although "neither complete nor
free from mistakes," the report is, ac-
cording to its authors, "a reliable
guide, so far as it goes, to the judg-
ment of a large group of our leading
scholars relative to American grad-
uate work."
Groups of graduate study in which
the University of Michigan received
the mark of "distinguished" are the
following: Astronomy, bacteriology,
botany, chemical engineering, chem-
istry, classics, economics, education,
English, history, philosophy, physics,
political science, and zoology.

Announce Sale Discoery Of Wild
Of Seats For -Mukrat Provides
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spring 1Flays

Season Tickets To Start At
$3; Florence Reed Will
A pear In 'Macheth'
Together with the announcement
that Florence Reed has been secured
for production of "Macbeth," it was
announced that sale of season tickets
for the 1934 Dramatic Season will
open at 10 a.m. today in the Alumni
Council offices of the League.
Season tickets for any six of the
seven attractions in the Dramatic sea-
son are priced at $3 in the 75-cent
section of the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre. Season tickets for the six
plays in the dollar section are set at
$4, and at $6 for seats in the $1.60 sec-
tion.
Student Tickets Advantageous
As in previous years, Robert Hen-
derson, director of the season stated,
season tickets not only assure patrons
of choise locations of seats, but also
effect a material financial saving. The
ticket office will be open daily except
Sunday.
Florence Reed has been selected to
play opposite Tan Keith, noted stage
and screen star now working with
Claudette Colbert on the screen ver-
sion of "Cleopatra, in the role of the
famed Lady Macbeth.
Miss Reed has ranked high in the
American theatre for a number of
years. She is best remembered for her
work as Mother Goddam in "The
Shanghai Gesture," as the heroine of
"Our Betters " and as Lady Lebanon
in the Guthrie McClintic production
of "Criminal-at-Large."
Now Playing In Films
She is now completing work on the
filming of "Frankie and Johnnie,"
playing the role of Nellie Blyth with
'Chester Morris and Helen Morgan.'
Following her Ann Arbor engagement
she will return to the west coast to
fill a further picture contract.
The Dramatic Season production of
"MacBeth" will be modeled somewhat
on the new interpretation given the
play at the Memorial Theatre at
Stratford-on-Avon last summer by
Komisarjevsky. The play will be pre-
sented for eight performances open-
ing June 5.
Dry Leader Is To
Talk Here Sunday
One of the nation's dry leaders, Dr.
Clarence True Wilson, will address
Ann Arbor residents at the First
Methodist Episcopal Church on Sun-
day, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. His topic
will be "What Will The Drys Do
Now?"

Big game hunting made its bow
yesterday as a spring activity at the
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house.
A muskrat of undetermined origin,
discovered in one of the air wells dur
ing the course of the afternoon, oc-
cupied the attention of the brothers
until past dinner time. The animal,
which escaped from the first well
only to fall into another, was finally
trapped in the chapter room by Sam
Maxwell, '37.
Members of the house did not care
to adopt the muskrat as a mascot,
deciding instead to take it for. a
"walk" and turn it loose in the vicini-
ty of the Arboretum and the Huron
River where they might conclude the
hunt in the midst of sylvan settings.
Sophomore Is
Selected New
Head Of S.C.A.
Anticipate Two Years Of
Efficient Service From
Russell F. Anderson
A 40-year old precedent was broken
when Russell F. Anderson, '36, of Lud-
ington, Michigan was elected to the
presidency of the Student Christian
Association for the coming year. It
was the first time in the history of
the institution that a sophomore was
elected to this position, according to
the Board in Control of the associa-
tion, which made the announcement
yesterday.
No specific reason was given for
the board's action but Sherwood A.
Messner, '34, retiring president, point-
ed to the excellent record that Ander-
son has made whileworking atLane
Hall. "The Board also feels," stated
Messner, "that if a capable sophomore
were elected with the chance to serve
two years he would have the opportu-
nity to develop an efficient organiza-
tion.
As a second-semester freshman An-
derson helped in the development of
a boys' club. In his sophomore year
he assumed the position of publicity
manager of the S.C.A. and as part of
his work istediting the Freshman
Handbook.
Anderson will announce his assist-
ing officers and cabinet in a few
weeks. He intends to revert back to
an old custom and appoint a woman
as vice-president.
As one of his main objectives in the
next year Anderson said that he will
attempt to bring women students
closer to the S.C.A.

Educators Of
State Arrange
Meetingere
Schoolmasters' Club Will
Be Nucleus Of Groups
Week-nd Of April 27
High School Debate
Finals Will Be Held
Popular Head Of Chicago
University Will Address
Honors Convocation
Annual conferences of three State
educational organizations-the Mich-
igan Schoolmasters' Club, the Michi-1
gan High School Forensic Associa-
tion, and the Michigan Association
of Collegiate Registrars- will at-<
tract teachers and students from all
sections of the State to Ann Arbor
the week-end of April 2 to 2s
The State high school debating
finals, to be held: Friday night, April1
27, and the annual University honors#
convocation, at which Robert M.
Hutchins, president of the University1
of Chicago, will speak Friday morn-
ing, will head the three-day meeting.
according to the complete program
just announced.
Opening with a general session1
Thursday afternoon, the Schoolmas-
ters' Club will continue with spe-
cialized conferences throughout the
day Friday, and conclude with a
conference for teachers Saturdayl
morning on classroom problems and1
interests.c
ToIsDiscuss Teacher-Training
Proposals for modifying programs
of teachertraining will be consid-
ered by the fifth annual conference
on teacher-training, meeting Thurs-
day morning under the chairman of
Dean J. B. Edmonson of the Schoolf
of Education. Speakers at the con-
ference will be Professors G. F. Mey-
ers and Raleigh Schorling of the
education school and Prof. Paul San-1
gren of Western State Teachers Col-
lege.
Registrars, cnening Saturday
morning, will hear Registrar Ira M.
Smith, C. C. Barnes, registrar of1
Central State Teachers College, and
Emil Leffler, president of Battle
Creek College.
Paul F. Voelker, State Sperinten-,
dent of Public Instruction, will speak
at the opening session of the School-
masters' Club Thursday His subjectt
is "The Coming Battle,"
School Head To Speak
M. R. Keyworth, superintendent
of schools in Hamtramck, will be the{
second speaker at the Thursday af-
ternoon meeting, With Prof. A. H.
Harrop of Albion College, president
of the club, as chairman.
Prof. Ernest F. Barker of the phys-
ics department will present one in
the regular series of University lec-
tures Thursday, speaking on the sub-
ject, "Modern Conceptions of Mat-
ter."
Specialized conferences on Friday
will include the following: adminis-
trative teachers, art, biological, busi-
ness schools, classical, commercial,{
deans and advisers of women, edu-
cation, English, general science, ge-
ography, music, physical education,
physics-chemistry-astronomy, social
science, and speech,
Capitalist Story Is
Chosen For Place
In Union Library

Matthew Josephson's "The Robber
Barons," the story of the great Amer-
ican capitalists, has been selected by
the committee,composed of Prof.
Howard M. Jones and Prof. Louis A.
Strauss, as the "book-of-the-month"
to be purchased for the Pendleton Li-
brary in the Union, according to
Robert A. Saltzstein, '34, president.
This book, which was selected by
the Book-of-the-Month Club as the
outstanding book published in March,
deals with such figures as Jay Cooke,
J. Pierpont Morgan, John D. Rocke-
feller, Commodore Vanderbilt, An-
drew Carnegie, Jim Kisk, Jr., Jay
Gould, Jim Hill, and Edward Harri-
man, who, according to Mr. Joseph-
son, "built up the country" for pri-
vate gain.
"Matthew Josephson's 'The Robber
Barons' seems to me an excellent ad-
dition to the Michigan Union library
because of its timely quality," Profes-
sor Jones said in commenting upon
its selection.
"I was impressed by the fact that
at the Spring Parley most of the

Urges Special
Committee To
Stu dyAir Mal
Roosevelt Proposes That
Aviation Legislation Be
Shelved Temporarily
Need For National
Policy Emphasized
Decision Follows Meeting
With Three Members Of
Senate And House
WASHINGTON, April 16. - () -
President Roosevelt proposed tonight
that Congress authorize a special
aviation commission and that air mail
legislation be shelved pending its
study.
The President reached this decision
after a lengthy conference with Sen-
ator Kenneth D. McKellar, Tennessee
Democrat, and Rep. James M. Mead,
New York Democrat, the chairmen
of Senate and House postoffice com-
mittees, and Senator Hugo Black, Ala-
bama Democrat, head of a committee
that investigated air mail,
Eliminates Problem
By this stroke the President elim-
inated one of the troublesome legis-
lative problems from the calendar
for this session and brought Congress
a step nearer adjournment. The White
House statement said:
"In conversation with Senators Mc-
Kellar and Black and Congressman
Mead, the President suggested that in
connection with pending aviation leg-
islation it should be borne in mind
that the United States has had no
broad aviation policy, that a large
number of interrelated factors enter
into the general subject of civilian
and military flying and their subdivi-
sions into material personnel, manu-
facturing and experimentation.
To Recommend Policy
"That in view of the lack of and
the need for a national policy the
Congress might well authorize the ap-
pointment of a commission to make
immediate study and recommend to
the next Congress a broad policy cov-
ering all phases of aviation and the
relationship of Government thereto.
"In so far as that part of aviation
which relates to carrying United
States mail is concerned, contracts
could well be let on competitive bid-
ding for one year or until such time
as a broad policy relating to aviation
as a whole is adopted."
Under existing authority the Post-
office Department is now receiving
bids for ahort-term contracts which
the Administration intends to pursue
on a renewal basis until permanent
legislation is enacted next session.
'Refresher' Course
Is Offered By Army
The first session of the Military
Medico "refresher" course being of-
fered by the army in conjunction with
the University of Michigan was
opened yesterday morning by ad-
dresses by President Alexander G.
Ruthven, Dr. F. G. Novy of the Med-
ical School, Dr. James D. Bruce, di-
rector of the department of post-
graduate medicine, and officers in
charge of the local R.O.T.C. unit.
Although the lectures are intended
primarily for medical and dental re-
servists, reserve officers with the Uni-
versity are invited to attend. Inactive
duty credit may be obtained for the
work.
The work will continue through

Friday, April 27. The first week is de-
voted to military knowledge subjects
and the medical and dental talks and
the secondsweek to clinics and dem-
onstrations.

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To

Meet

Olivet President

Michigan

DR. JOSEPH BREWER
Olivet Collevre
Head Outfl ies
New Program
Oxford System To Stress
Student's Responsibility,
President Says
OLIVET, April 16-- (Special) --
Olivet College will institute a new
educational program next fall sim-
ilar to that of Oxford, Colgate, and
Chicago, according to an interview'
granted by Joseph Brewer, new pres-
ident of Olivet.
President Brewer said that Olivets
new program will be a radical de-
parture from the present system and
although similar to these schools it
will not be exactly like any of them.
The work of the college will be di-
vided into a junior division and a
senior division. In the junior divi-
sion, general education is provided
leading into the specialization of the
senior division. Admission to the
senior division is by preliminary ex-
amination. Admission to the degree
of Bachelor of Arts is gained by pass-'
ing a final examination.
The academic year is divided into
three terms and normally two aca-
demic years will be spent in each
division, but as the college feels it
undesirable to prolong the processes
of formal education longer than is
necessary, provision is made for those
who, in the judgment of their tutors,
are adequately prepared to take the
preliminary examination after one
year of residence.
Within the college itself no system
of credits, hours, points, or grades
will be kept, and classes will be abol-
ished.
In place of classes there will be lec-
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Finals Of Hityh
School Debate
HereApril 27
Battle Creek Central High School
will meet Lincoln High School of
Ferndale in the finals of the Mich-
igan High School Debating contest,
which is to be held at 7:45 p.m. Fri-
day, April 27, at Hill Auditorium.
Battle Creek qualified by def eat-
ing Gladstone High School, cham-
pions of the Upper Peninsula. Fern-
dale eliminated Detroit St. Anthony.
Representing the Ferndale nega-
tive team, coached by Carl W. For-
sythe, are Robert Ashman, Clare
Whiting, and William Burch. William
and Charles Centner, and Joseph
Harmon, are the representatives of
the Battle Creek affirmative team,
which is coached by Karl F. Robin-
son.

Columbia
Football Teams To Begin
Home-And-Home Series
In New York In 1935
Two Intersectional
Games On Schedule
Wolverines Also To Play
Penn In 1935-36; Keep
Five Big Ten Games
Michigan's football team will travel
to New York City in 1935 to meet
Columbia University's eleven, accord-
ing to an announcement recently
made here. It will be the first of a
two-game series, the 1934 Rose Bowl
champions coming to Ann Arbor the
following season.
With home-and-home games with
the University of Pennsylvania also on
the schedule for those two years, the
announcement marks a departure
from the policy which has been fol-
lowed in past years. It will mean two
intersectional contests during each of
those seasons and only five Big Ten
games for Michigan instead of the
usual six
The Columbia game will be played
on Oct. 26 in 1935, with the Penn-
sylvania team coming to Ann Arbor
on the following Saturday, Nov. 2. In
1936, Columbia willecome here, the
Michigan team traveling to Philo-'
delphia for the Penn contest..
First Columbia Game
The New York City game in 1935
will be the first football game in his-
tory between the Wolverines and the
Lions, although Pennsylvania and
Michigan have met on the gridiron
13 times. In those games, Pennsyl-
vania holds the edge with seven wins,
while Michigan emerged victorious
only four times. Two of the games
endied <in ,scoreless . ties, _13n the last
game between the two schools, played
in 1917, Pennsylvania defeated Mich-
igan by a 16 to 0 score.
Although Michigan State will be re-
tained on the Wolverine schedule dur-
ing 1935 and 1936, the Big Ten list
will be reduced to five games. It is be-
lieved that the scheduling of two
Eastern contests a season at the ex-
pense of the conference games re-
sulted from the demand for more in-
tersectional contests on the part of
Michigan fans and the effect this
Would have on resulting gate receipts.
Michigan Popular In East
Michigan games have always drawn
good crowds from the viewpoint of
Big Ten opponents but it is expected
that Michigan's large following in the
East would assure even better at-
tendance at intersectional games.
In the past, conference teams have
bolstered up otherwise weak seasons
with a Michigan contest which has
brought in more money to those
schools than have other games. From
the financial viewpoint of the Wol-
verines, however, the Eastern contests
should do more to retire the stadium
bonds and defray other athletic ex-
penses than have the extra Big Ten
games of past seasons.
The only intersectional game of the
1934 season will be played here Oct.
20, with Georgia Tech.
Comedy 'Club
Visits 'Three
Cities In Tour
For the first time in five years-
since the Union opera last made its
appearance - a campus drmatc
group has made a vacation road trip,
presnudrtesosrhpf

presenting, under the sponsorship of
Alumni Clubs and graduate groups,
four performances in three Michigan
cities.
Ten student actors from Comedy
Club presented, during the Spring
vacation, the play "Little Love" which
won the Jule and Avery Hopwood
Drama Award of $1,000 in 1933.
The itinerary included Birming-
ham, Owosso, and Jackson and re-
quired the major portion of the va-
cation week. The play was directed
by Mrs. Ferol Brinkman, wife of Prof.
Joseph Brinkman of the University
School of Music.
The play was enthusiastically re-
ceived in all the towns in which it
was given. Stamped by the applause
accorded it as a superior production,

r.

300 State Students To Conduit
Model League Of Nations Session

Municipal Governments Will Be
Subject Of Bromage Radio Talk

The International Relations Club
will be host this week-end to 300 or
more representatives frpm colleges
and junior colleges throughout the
state, who are attending the All-
Michigan Model Assembly of the
League of Nations, Friday and Sat-
urday, April 20 and 21.
The general arrangements for the
assembly are under the supervision of
Robert French, Grad., president of
the International Relations Club, and
Secretary-General of the Model
League. He is being assisted in his
work by the following Secretariat:
Denuty Seretarv-General. Betty Da-

and Marjorie Beck, '34, has charge
of the publicity.
The University delegation to the
Assembly from China is headed by
Ren-Bing Chen, Grad., who is rep-
resenting that country in the Tariffs
and Trade Barriers Committee. The
Chinese delegation further includes
Kwan-Hsien Wang, Grad., represen-
tative on the Disarmament Commit-
tee, and Siao-Sung Djang, Grad., on
the Minorities Committee.
Arturo Plard, '34, is chairman of
the Latin-American DeIe g a t ion,
which includes representatives from
Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
He is serving on the Minorities Coi-n

Prof. Arthur W. Bromage of the po-
litical science department, Mayor
Frank Couzens of Detroit, and Judge
Arthur J. Lacy of Detroit will discuss
the problem of local government over
the Blue network of the National
Broadcasting System at 7:15 p.m.
(Ann Arbor time) today.
The broadcast is one of a series on
the general topic of "Reviving Local
Government" presented by the Com-
mittee on Civic Education by Radio of
the National Advisory Council on
Radio in Education and the American
Political Science Association, in co-

tion Mayor Couzens on the situation
in Detroit, placing emphasis upon
possible reforms for the situation in
various municipalities. Judge Lacy
will also take part in a question and
answer discussion with Professor Bro-
mage. The broadcast will last one-half
hour.
Professor Bromage has been par-
ticularly interested in local govern-
ment, especially in county govern-
ment in the State of Michigan, for
the last few years. He is the member
of a committee which has drawn up
a plan to permit the reformation of

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