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The Weather
increasing cloudiness and
warmer Saturday followed by
showers Saturday night.

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For Whom
The War? ...





Division In
Hutchins Urges System Of
Lower Schools For All,
Universities For Few
Addresses 5,000 At
Honors Ceremony
Chicago President States
Training Must Continue
To At Least Age Of 20
A separation of the schools of the
country into a lower division compris-
ing local colleges or technical schools
to be attended by all, and an upper
division called the university was ad-
vocated yesterday by Dr. Robert M.
Hutchins, president of the University
of Chicago, speaker at the eleventh
Annual Honors Convocation exer-
Dr. Hutchins told the 5,000 students,
faculty members, and visitors that
this separation would fulfill the
dreams which Thomas Jefferson had
for the future of American education.
Need Lower Schools
Because present economic condi-
tions make it necessary tokeep stu-
dents in school until they are 20
years old, Dr. Hutchins urged the cre-
ation of institutions of the lower di-
vision, supported by thenational as
well as" the local governments, ii,
which "the modern counterpart of
his group destined to labor" would be
taught to be "self-sustaining."
At the conclusion of this prelim-
inary period, those students who
showed scholarly attributes would go
to a university, where he might utilize
his previous training "in some large
intellectual field," studied not by it-
self, but "in relation to other major
"For example,' medicine and the
natural sciences at its bases, law and
the social sciences on which it rests,
and theology are intellectual areas
of study having a definite rational
content, any one of which might con-
stitute the scene of the student's in-
tellectual activity," Dr. Hutchins said.
Not To Be Vocational
Being intellectual rather than voca-
tional, such activity "would have
nothing to do with training a student
to be a teacher, or a doctor, or a
lawyer, or a preacher. It would involve
the search for truth for its own sake,
the practice of the intellectual virtues,
that study which is the intellectual
love of God."
This "intellectual love of God" Dr.
Hutchins later declaied to be "indis-
pensable to the achievement of the
democratic ideal."
Far from advocating the use of the
lower divisions of the schools as a
means of improving society, the
speaker said, "The quality of society
must inevitably govern the quality of
elementary education . . . The so-
ciety we get will not depend on the
schools we have; the schools we get
will depend on the society we have."
Four Speakers
WillCon ckde
Vocation Talks

Professions Of Medicine,
Dentistry, And Education
To Be Discussed
Four heads of professional de-
partments who will speak during May
will conclude the series of vocational
talks addressed to students of the
literary college, and intended to in-
terest them in the work offered in
various professional fields.
On Tuesday Dean F. G. Novy of
the Medical School will speak;
Dean M. L. Ward of the School of
Dentistry on Tuesday, May 15; Dr.
W. W. Bishop, University Librarian,
on Thursday, May 17; and Dean J.
B. Edmonson of the School of Edu-
cation on Tuesday, May 22.
With the exception of Dean Ward's,
all of the lectures will be given in
1025 Angell Hall. He will speak in
the Upper Amphitheatre of the Den-
tal Building. All meetings will be
held at 4:15 p.m.
Deans Henry M. Bates, Samuel T.
Dana, and Clare E. Griffin, of the

Over 150 Students Elected To
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi

Election of 61 students to Phi Beta
Kappa, national scholastic honorary
society, and 96 to Phi Kappa Phi,
honorary society basing its standards
on scholarship, service to the Univer-
sity, and personality, was announced
yesterday as part of the Honors Con-
vocation ceremony.
Ten juniors newly elected to Phi
Beta Kappa in the literary college
were Arthur J. Carr, Ralph G. Coul-
ter, Anne K. Ehrenfeld, Donald B.
Elder, Robert J. Janda, Winifred K.
Kammerer, Elizabeth B. Lawry, Mary
E. Lunny, Truman C. Smith, and
Colin M. Wilsey.
Membership was conferred on the
following eligible students in the
Graduate School: Clarisse Fineman,
Erwin R. Gaerttner, Paul C. Kochan,
Mary G. Lakoff, Lewis E. Lloyd, Verne
B. Schuman, Ching Lai Shen, Rob-
ert D. Thompson, Henry Van Engen,
Herbert E. Vaughan.
Five seniors in the education
school, having fulfilled the added re-
quirements of having taken a major-
ity of their work in the literary col-
lege, were chosen. They are Barbara
Andrews, Odessa L. Cohen, Lola L.
Goodspeed, Elizabeth I. Hawes, Lu-
cille R. C. Wood.-
Thirty-six seniors in the literary

college were elected to membership.
They are Donald E. Adams, Frances
F. Allen, Margaret Anderson, Ada L.
Blackman, Elizabeth S. Browne, El-
len J. Cooley, Ralph R. Cooper, Bald-
win R. Curtis, Esther I. Frank.
Lester M. Harrison, Harriet L. Jen-
nings, Frederick L. Johnson, David
Kahn, Sarah B. King, Milton C.
Kloetzel, William D. Koon, Joseph A.
La Cava, Franklin H. LaRowe, Mar-
garet J. McCausey, Curtis L. Men-
delson, William G. Merhab, Jack A.
Mintz, Saul L. Nadler, La Lander S.
Helen M. Podolsky, Jane M. Rob-
inson, Alto H. Rowland, Harold R.
Schmidt, Barbara E. P. Smith, Thel-
ma K. Solosth, Ellis H. Steffen, Lu-
cille 0. Wagar, Harry P. Warner,
John V. Wehausen, Carlotta R. Weit-
brecht, and Genevieve A. William-
The following were chosen to Phi
Kappa Phi:
Frances F. Allen, '34, Harold B.
Allen, Grad., Clarence G. Anderson,
'34, Winifred F. Arthur, '34, Burton
P. Baker, '34, Aaron Barkman, '34,
Harold Barnes, '34, Esther L. Belcher,
Grad., Adelaida M. Bendana, Grad.,
Joseph A. Bennett, '34, George E.
(Continued on Page 2)

Elect Ruth Root
W.A.A. Head In
Women's Vote
Billie Griffiths, Charlotte
Whitman, Mary Ferris
New League Officers
Officials of the Women's Athletic
Association and vice-presidents and
council members of the League were
chosen yesterday by University wom-
en in a campus poll.
Ruth Root, '35, was elected pres-
ident of the W.A.A. to succeed Billie
Griffiths, '35. Jane Arnold, '36, will
be vice-president; Sue Thomas, '36,
secretary; and Beatrice DeVine, '35,
Vice-presidents chosen in League
elections are Miss Griffiths, to repre-
sent the literary college; Charlotte
Whitman, '35, from the School of
Music, representing all schools not
otherwise named; and Mary Ferris,
'35, acting for the School of Educa-
Elect Council Members
Helen MacDonald, '35, and Eliza-
beth Talcott, '35, added to the Ju-
diciary Council as senior representa-
tives, and Winifred Bell, '36, and
Ruth Rich, '36, to act as the new
junior members, are the four new
women chosen to succeed retiring
All of the women named have been
active in campus activities. Miss
Root was president of the swimming
club, on the finance committee for
the Junior Girls Play, and a member
of the mug and moll chorus. Miss Ar-
nold, vice-president of Alpha Lamb-
da Delta, honorary sorority for fresh-
men, was also a member of the deco-
ration committee for Sophomore Ca-
Sue Thomas, head of the decora-
tion committee for Penny Carnival,
was a member of the Frosh Frolic and
Sophomore Prom committees. The
inale lead of the recent Junior Girls
Play, Beatrice Devine, is a member
of Wyvern, was a junior representa-
tive on the League board, and finance
chairman for the Penny Carnival.
Active In Dramatics
The past W.A.A. president, Billie
Griffiths, member of Wyvern, junior
national honorary society, is also a
member of The Daily business staff
and Play Production. Charlotte
Whitman, female lead of the J.G.P.,
is manager of the University Wom-
en's Glee Club. Mary Ferris, who is
active in Play Production, was also
a member of the central committee
for J.G.P., acting as make-up chair-
Of the new members of the Judic-
iary Council, Betty TaIcott and Helen
MacDonald were in the Junior Girls
Play, while Winifred Bell, member
of the Varsity Debate team, president
of Alpha Lambda Delta, and vice-
president of the sophomore class and
Ruth Rich, social chairman of the
Sophomore Cabaret, entertained in
the Cabaret. Miss Rich is also ac-
tive in the Children's Theatre.
The newly elected members of the
League and W.A.A. officials will be
installed at the banquet to be held
at the League Monday night.
Smith To Speak At

High School Girls
Launch Attack On
Union Front Door
Little girls, big girls, lean girls, fat
girls, all unaware of the sacredness of
the front portals of the Union, have
caused be-mustachioed George John-
son, official custodian of the east
entrance, considerable anxiety dur-
ing the past few days.
Thursday evening, after Mr. John-
son had gone off duty, many of the
future co-eds entered the front door
and all day yesterday they were
turned back only by his heroic efforts.
Late last night Mr. Johnson told The
Daily that never before in his 12 years
of service had so many members of
the fairer sex attempted "to crash the
sacred portals."
The offenders are attending the
current conventions of the Michigan
Interscholastic Press Association and
various high school speech societies.
G.O.P. Agrees
With President
On Tariff Law
Chairman Of Republicans
Joins With Roosevelt In
Criticism Of Measure
WASHINGTON, April 27. - (P) -
The Republican Chairman of the
Tariff Commission today joined Pres-
ident Roosevelt in criticizing existing
tariff laws and dealt a severe blow
to the G.O.P. leaders in the Senate
who were looking to the impending
clash on the issue to consolidate their
forces for the coming campaign.
They expect the proposed new tariff
grant of power to the President to give
fresh point to their contention that
the Roosevelt Administration has de-
veloped into a dictatorship contrary
to American principles and their op-
position to the bill will be vigorous. In
the end, however, they concede pri-
vately that it will pass.
The Commission's chairman, Rob-
ert Lincoln O'Brien, told the Finance
Committee today that the flexible
provisions of the present tariff laws
were, as a matter of fact, very flex-
ible, and added the statement that the
Commission itself had been so timid
as to suit its reports to what it thought
would be the views of the President in
"Idon't think the Tariff Commis-
sion recommendations are courageous
reports," O'Brien said, adding that the
commissioners were appointed by the
President and that behind their de-
cisions lay a lurking feareof losing
their jobs, should they present a re-
port inimical to Administration pol-
He described the power to change
rates as "an extreme joke," and re-
marked that the duty on wheat had
remained constant for 10 years while
the price of that commodity had
ranged as high as $1.50 and as low as
40 cents.
He found fault, too, with the sys-
tem of basing commission recommen-
dations on production costs. They
are very difficult to obtain, he said,
and often after they have been de-
termined a changing situation makes
the information useless. He advocated
using the delivered price of foreign ar-
rti1iAin Amec, atp t h vrkfipiekof

F. G. Averill Is
Elected Head
Of Educators
M i c h i g a n Schoolmasters
Name Fordson Principal
President For Year
Conferences Today
Will CloseProgram
Henry Declares Financial'
Outlook Is Serious, Says
Problem Not Yet Solved
Forest G. Averill, principal of Ford-
son High School, yestedday was elect-c
ed president of the Michigan School-
masters' Club for the coming year.
The club will conclude its annual ses-
sion here today with a number of
group conferences this morning. 1
Miss Edith L. Hoyle, teacher of
social studies in the University High
School, was chosen vice-president at
yesterday's business meeting.
David Van Buskirk, superintendent
of schools at Hastings, was named
to the executive committee, his term
expiring in 1937.
A conference for teachers, relating
to the special problems and interests
of classroom teachers, willfeature the1
club's program this morning.
Schorling to Preside
Conferences for the morning will
be opened at 9 a.m. in the Auditorium;
of University High School, with a
general meeting presided over by Prof.
Raleigh Schorling of the School of
Following the general conference;
the group will break up into special
conferences on various high school
subjects and on various phases of ma-
jor educational problems.
These groups will meet at 10:30
a.m. in the University High School
and Elementary School.
Two sectional conferences of the
Schoolmasters' Club will also hold
their meetings this morning. The bus-
iness school conferce will meet at 1,
a.m. in the Union't discuss a, na-
tional code for business schools.
Women's Advisers To Meet
Informal discussions on the part of
deans and advisers of women at 10
a.m. in the League will be followed
by a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. in the
League, with Miss Edith Hale Swift
of Wayne University speaking on
"How Our Girls Arrive at Ethical
Sounding a glum note, Dr. David
D. Henry, assistant superintendent of
public instruction, told the adminis-
trative teachers' conference at a
(Continued on Page 6)
Band To Play For
Blossom Festival
The Varsity Band has been selected
as the official band of the 1934 Blos-
som Festival May 11-13 at Benton
Harbor-St. Joseph, it was announced
here yesterday.
The Blossom Festival, a huge an-
nual event in the two Western Mich-
igan cities, includes a mardi-gras, pa-
rade between the two cities, and cele-
brations centering around the "royal
court" of a previously-named blossom
queen., The band will leave Ann Arbor
Friday noon, May 11, and will return
the following Sunday.
The next public appearance of the
band will be Sunday night, May 6,
when, under the guest direction of

Leonard Falcone, Michigan State Col-
lege bandmaster, it will give a bene-
fit performance for the Starr Comn-
monwealth at the Naval Armory,
The annual series of Wednesday
night concerts from the bandstand in
the center of the Diagonal Walk will
begin immediately after the May Fes-
tival, it was announced yesterday.

Editor Talks
To Newsmen
On New Deal
James Schermerhorn Says
Recent Attacks Are Not
Former Publisher
Speaks At Banquet
350 Gather In League At
Convention Dinner To
Hear Detroit Leader
Recent attacks on the New Deal
such as those voiced by Dr. Wirt,
should not surprise us too much, but
rather, we should look on them with
an air of open-mindedness, James
Schermerhorn, former editor and
publisher of the Detroit Times, told
more than 350 delegates of the Mich-
igan Interscholastic Press Association
at their annual banquet in the League
last night.
Prof. John L. Brumm of the jour-
nalism department who acted as the
toastmaster, introduced the speaker
at the dinner which climaxed the
tenth annual convention of the high
school journalists.
"There have been hints of revolu-
tion," Mr. Schermerhorn stated, "but
we should not be afraid of the reve-
lation of the happenings in other
countries, and while we may come to
something like these various issues,
we should look at them with an open
Cites William Allen White
In discussing the New Deal, Mr.
Schermerhorn pointed out that cur-
rent criticism does not center around
whether or not we are "On Our
Way," but rather in which direction
we are headed. The speaker ex-
pressed the belief that this line of
criticism of a policy unopposed to
date is perhaps best exemplified by
William Allen White as representa-
tive of the rural population.
Mr. Schermerhorn called the New
Deal "thrilling" and said the NRA
was set up atoimpress the country.
"The campaign to put over the NRA
put the blue eagle everywhere,
brought out General Johnson as the
spotlight of the NRA," he said. The
speaker, however, was inclined to
believe that the leader of the re-
covery forces was too militaristic and
placed too much emphasis on force
and punishment.
NRA Means Of Enforcement
"While there was a letdown in the
ability to enforce the NRA following
the Administration's clash with the
auto industry, it has been followed
by the setting up of a vast machinery
of enforcement," Mr. Schermerhorn
stated, "and today the NRA is sim-
ply this enforcement means."
Yesterday's program opened with
a general assembly at the Union
presided over by Professor Brumm.
At this session, Cyril Arthur Player,
foreign editor of the Detroit News,
spoke on his personal experiences as
a foreign correspondent. He was fol-
lowed by E. L. Miller, assistant super-
intendent of the Detroit Public
Schools, who stressed the impor-
tance of the journalistic work done
(Continued on Page 6)
Etchells Qualifies In
Drake Preliminaries
Widmer Etchells, Michigan's soph-
omore discus thrower, competing in
his first Drake Relays at Des Moines
yesterday, qualified in the prelimi-
naries of the discus throw, with a toss

of 134.94 feet. Etchells was the only
Wolverine to qualify yesterday, but
only one other event in which a Mich-
igan representation was entered, the
440 yard relay, was run off.
Alix in the two mile, Hunn in the
pole vault and the strong Michigan
mile relay team, are expected to qual-
ify in their event today.

~~Photo by Rentschler-.
Ferndale Wins
State Debating
Is Awarded Decision Over
Battle Creek In Finals
On RadioQuestion

University Budget
Is Raised Slightly;
Hospital Given Cut

Gets New Post


7-Million Dollar Measure
For Both Units Passed
By Board OfRegents
Case Will Succeed
Hobbs In Geology

Before a wildly enthusiastic audi-
ence that packed Hill Auditorium,'t
Lincoln High School of Ferndale was
awarded a two to one decision of the
critic judges over Battle Creek Cen-
ral High School in the finals of the r
annual Michigan State Debating Con-
est held last night.
Ferndale,debating on the negative
side of the question, "Resolved, That
All Radio Broadcasting in the United
States Should Be Conducted in Sta-r
tions Owned and Controlled by the
Federal Government," was represent-
ed by Robert Ashman, Clare Whiting,
'nd William Burch. The affirmative
Battle Creek team was presented by
William Centner, Joseph Harmon, and
Charles Centner.
Dr. Paul Voelker, State superinten-
lent of public instruction, acted as
chairman of the debate. The critic
judges were Prof. H. L. Ewbank of the'
University of Wisconsin, and Profes-
sors J. M. O'Neill and G. E. Dens-
more of the department of speech and
general linguistics in the University.
Point Out Fallacies
The major premise of the winning
negative team on the question was
that fallacies in the present system
of radio broadcasting, which is oper-
ated by private concerns under the
control of the Federal Radio Com-
mission, do not exist, and that those
weaknesses that do exist may be effi-
ciently remedied by the commission
by the extension of powers vested in
them by a constitutional clause and
upheld by the United States Supreme
The affirmative side's principal ar-
gument was based on quality recep-
tion, which under the present system,
they claimed, is lacking. It was their
contention that government control
was not enough, as evidenced by the
excessive number of broadcasting sta-
tions which conflicted with each
other on the same wave length. They
proposed a system whereby the gov-
ernment would buy up all of the sta-
tions on a priority basis. That is, the
stations organized first would be
purchased in the order of their in-
stigation. Eighty such stations on 80
different wave lengths would be pur-
chased and all be established in a
centralized area of the United States
with increased power so that any of
these stations could be heard on any
radio. The system would be con-
trolled by a Federal organization ap-
pointed under the civil service system.
Six Are Given Watches
The salient point of the rebuttal
speeches evolved around the affirma-
tive's theory of centralization, which
the negative side refuted because, ac-
cording to their claim, local interest
could not be sustained and thus, ad-
vertising, one of the principal pur-
poses of radio, would be defeated.
Tod Rockwell, interscholastic sports
editor of the Detroit Free Press, who
presented gold watches to the six
finalists, summed up the general spirit
of the debate by drawing an analogy
between it and the Michigan-Minne-'

Dental School Curriculum
Is Increased To Agree
With Other States
The University budget for the aca-
demic year 1934-35 was set at $7,-
035,934.76 by the Board of Regents
at its April meeting held yesterday
afternoon. This is a decrease of
$192,079.33 compared to the budget
as passed last year for 1933-34.
Of this total, $5,124,954.76 is the
otal for the University proper, and
he remaining $1,910,980.00 for Uni-
versity Hospital. The budget for the
University proper in 1933-34 was
$5,088,831.69, while that for Univer-
ity Hospital was $2,139,182.40. Thus
he University willreceive a greater
budget than the present year, while
he allotment for University Hospital
hows a decrease.
Case Made Geology Head
Promotions of present faculty
members and appointment of new
ones were also made at this meeting.
Prof. Ermine C. Case of the geology
departmnent was made chairman of
he department, succeeding Prof. Wil-
iam H. Hobbs, who retires this sum-
mer. Prof. George R. LaRue of the
zoology department was raised from
executive secretary to chairman of
he zoology department.
Prof. Harlow 0. Whittemore was
promoted from assistant to associate
professor of landscape design, chair-
man of the department, and director
of Nichols Arboretum.
The Regents voted to increase the
curriculum required for graduation
from the School of Dentistry to two
years in college and four years in the
School of Dentistry, to go into effect
this fall. It was explained that those
wishing to graduate under the old
requirement of two years in college
and three years in the school may
still do so, but in most cases will be
unable to practice outside of the State
because of increased regulations.
Other Requirements Higher
At the present time there are 38
dental schools in the country, 21 of
them having a one-year college-four
year school regulation; 12 with the
the two year college - four year
school rule; and 5 with the old sys-
tem used here.
Several gifts were formally ac-
cepted by the Regents, including $2,-
000 from Upjohn Co.; three grants
from Parke, Davis, and Co., of $1,-
500, $1,200, and $1,000; an anonymous
gift of $300 to Dr. Reuben Kahn for
research; $888.73 from the J-Hop to
the student Goodwill Fund; $140.49
to the emergency loan fund for stu-
dents from the sponsors of the All-
Nations Review; and several water
colors and photographs.
Prof. Herbert L. Kenyon of the
Spanish department was made man-
ager of the Lydia Mendelssohn The-


1934 Alumni Reading List To
Be Ready Early Next Month

Three Resign From Faculty
Dr. F. H. Lashmet of the Medical
School, Laura Littlefield, of the mu-
sic school, and Prof. Alexander P.
Gwiazdowski, of the engineering col-
lege filed resignations which were ac-
cepted by the Board. A University
Committee on Annuities was created
with the following members; Presi-
dent Ruthven, Vice-President Shir-
ley W. Smith, Assistant Secretary
Herbert G. Watkins, Prof. James W
Glover of the mathematics depart-
ment, and one other member of that
(Continued on Page 6)
Nelson, Aide Of
Dillinger Slips
By 100 Police
ST. PAUL, April 27.- (R) --An-
other Dillinger gangster, dimunitive,
dangerous George (Baby Face) Nelson
slipped unnoticed and unhurt past
100 waiting guns today as the forces
of law met repeated obstacles in the
greatest criminal hunt of the decade.
Late today, however, officers were
sent to Squirrel Lake, near- Eagle
River, Wis., where it was reported
LL. J- - - 1-A -I nn. rn.. . a ir'

'c new and revised Alumni Read-
ing List containing an added supple-
ment for the year 1934 has gone to.
press and will be on sale early next
month, according to Wilfred B. Shaw,;
director of alumni relations.
This book list originally intended
only as a service to alumni in their
pursuit of some given subject is now
on sale to the general public as well.
Its price, still undetermined, will be
about $1.25, it was further said.

to 4,000 alumni. The demand for the'
book is also shown in the fact that1
the use of the lists at the New York1
Public Library was so great that,
they had to be rebound within the,
same year of their issuance.
"Taken as a whole," Mr. Shaw
stated, "any one of these lists may
be considered a fairly comprehensive
course of reading in the subject under
consideration. On the other hand, an
individual reader may choose any one
book of the list to suit his case."

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