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today. Tomorrow unset-
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£fr igan


Last Call For
Petition Signatures ..

. XLIV No. 98




00 Sign

1934's Political Turmoil: No. 4:
Study Of Russo-Japanese Issues


300 Signatures Needed
To Place Amendment
On Ballot
etitions Must Be
In By Noon Today
my Beer And Lighter
Wines May Be Brought
Back To Campus
More than 800 names had been
:eived by the Citizens' Charter Re-
al Amendment Committee late last
-ht in the drive to oust from the
y charter the provision banning
er and light wines from the cam-
s by an initiative petition.
'his figure constitutes more than
If of the required 1,300 signatures
place the repeal amendment on
e ballot for the April 2 election.
.e total number of names could not
accurately ascertained last night
many of the petitions placed in
aces of business all over the city
d petitions in the hands of the
nvassers had not been collected.
All petitions must be in the hands
the repeal amendment committee
noon today, and if the required
mber of signatures have not been
tained, a final drive will be made
ring the early part of the after-
Committee members were optimis-
last night in believing that the
>posed charter amendment would
placed on the spring ballot. At
at time the bill must be passed by
least a three-fifths majority.

EDITORS NOTE: This article, writ-
ten especially for The Daily by Dr.
Stanton, will be followed with others
by faculty authorities. They too will
deal with interesting European, Euro-
Asiatic, and Euro-American problems.
(Of the History Department)
In 1904 Japan and Russia engaged
in a war over the question of Man-
churia and Korea. As Russia was
defeated in that war the issue was
decided in favor of Japan who at
once began to consolidate her gains
on the continent of Asia. In a short
time southern Manchuria became a
Japanese sphere of influence while
Korea was definitely annexed by
Japan. Russia, however, kept a foot-
hold in northern Manchuria through
her ownership of the Russia built
Chinese Eastern Railway. The recent
Japanese action in erecting the pup-
pet state of Manchukuo has had im-
portant repercussions on Russia's po-
sition in northern Manchuria and
to a certain extent on all Russian
possessions in the Pacific area.
Beforethe establishment of the
state of Manchukuo the land fron-
tier between Russia and the Japanese
Empire was relatively insignificant.
With Manchukuo under their wings

the Japanese today have a frontier
in common with Russia that is not
only enormous in extent but from
a strategic standpoint renders the
Russian maritime province with its
important naval base of Vladivostok
is virtually untenable. It begins to
look as though the time is at hand
for a Russian retreat from the Far
Obviously, such a decision lies
mainly in the hands of the Soviet
Union. Most students of Far East-
ern problems feel confident that ra-
ther than retreat, Russia, if pressed
too far by Japan, will fight a second
war with Japan. For proof of their
contentions, these observers of the
Far Eastern situation point to the
heavy concentration of R u s si a n
forces east of Lake Baikal. It is no
secret either in Moscow or Tokyo
that Russia has concentrated over
100,000 men in the Amur and mari-
time provinces of her far Eastern
empire, or, in other words, four times
as many troops as Japan has in Man-
chukuo. Moreover, Russia has like-
wise made efforts to create a food
base for the support ofher large
Far Eastern armies by creating a
(Continued on Page 6)


on May

Be Signed

he repeal petitions have been
;ed at the following places:
ege Inn, Parrot restaurant,
ern, Bright Spot, the R. and
Swift's Drug Store, Wild and
the Betsy Ross, the New Gra-
a Cafe, and The Daily.



In the event of its passage, the
committee emphasized the fact that
the amendment would not bring li-
quor of higher alcoholic content than
beer and light wines, the bar, or the
saloon back to the campus area.
The members of the Citizens'
Charter Repeal Amendmenit Com-
mittee, headed by Norman F. Kraft,
of the Vanguard Club, are Prof. Rob-
ert C. Angell of the sociologydepart-
ment, Benjamin Wheeler of the his-
tory department, Prof. Arthur Van
Duren of the German department.
Lieut. Richard R. Coursey of the
department of military science and
tactics, Dr. D. E. Standish, local den-
tist, Dr. Harold M. Dorr of the po-
litical science department, C. H. Beu-
kerna, newspaperman, Gilbert E. Bur-
sley, president of the Undergraduate
Council, Thomas K. Connellan, man-
aging editor of The Daily, Robert O'-
Brien, William G. Ferris, Guy M.
Whipple, Jr., and Del Pfrommer,
president of the University Republi-
can Club.
Badffers Tri m
Michigan Court
Squad, 32 To 26
After leading three-quarters of the
way, Michigan's cagers succumbed to
a volley of Wisconsin long shots, and
dropped a close game, 32 to 26, in the
Field House last nigh i;.
Heart-breaking as the defeat was,
Wolverine fans saw a rejuvenated
Cappon outfit battle the Badgers
every minute of the game. It was
the same inspired Wisconsin team
that defeated a championship-con-
tending Illinois five Saturday night.
A new star appeared in the Wol-
verine line up. "Blondie" Joslin,
lanky sophomore center whose style
of play much resembles that of Ed
Garner, had the badgers completely
baffled and was high-point man with
five field goals and a free throw.
With 15 points in the Ohio victory
this advanced his two-game total to

FERA Project
Positions Will
Be Announced
Assignment Of Students'
Jobs With Relief Group
To Be Made Tomorrow
Student workers on the first of
the projects provided under the terms
of the Federal Emergency Relief Ad-
ministration's s p e c i a l measure to
benefit college students will be as-
signed tomorrow, it was announced
last night.
Applications for the work are still
being received in the ofie of Dean
Joseph A. Bursley and yesterday
s sere were over 400 students' namves
on file., Those signing for jobs must
wear before a notary that, itout
the aid they would receive through
this work, they will be unable to re-
main as students in the University.
Under a special rule of the FERA,
not more than 75 per cent of the
total number of jobs to be allotted at
one institution may be granted to
students registered in some college
in Jan., 1934. This is to insure that
thiers, who are not in school at pres-
ent but would be if financially able,
vill also have a chance to work.
Requisitions for workers are be-
ng received by Prof. Lewis M. Gram,
lirector of plant extension, who has
general charge of alloting the proj-
Captain Knio'ht
Will Give Talk
i e r e Tono'ht
Capt. C. W. R. Knight, world au-
thority on bird life, will bring his
rained golden eagle, "Mr. Ram-
,haw," and his motion picture en-
ertainment to Hill Auditorium to-
night as the fifth number on the
1933-34 lecture series of the Oratori-
,al Association. The performance
will begin at 8 p. m.
"Monarchs of the Air," Captain
Knight's motion picture and lecture
program, is considered by many au-
,horities one of the most unusual on
the lecture platform today, and its
appearance here is largely due to
the re coimmend at ion of Lowell
Thomas, who spoke highly of itwhen
he was in Ann Arbor last year.
'Hearts Of Flame' Will
Knock 'Em In The Aisles
"Hearts of Flame," a melodrama
of the old silent film type, will be
shown at 8 p. m. Thursday night in
Natural Science Auditorium under
the auspices of the Forestry Club.
The story of the film is based on the
novel "Timber" written by Harold
Titus, '08, a member of the State
Conservation Commission. Mr. Ti-
tus was once a member of The Daily
staff. He was awarded an honorary
M.A. degree here in 1932 for his work
in conservation.

Council Calls
For Freshmen
Sophomores And Juniors
Also To Vie For Senior
PositionsWith Group
All freshmen, sophomores, and
juniors interested in trying out for
positions- on the Undergraduate
Council are requested to report at
4:30 p. m. tomorrow in Room 306 of
the Union, Gilbert E. Bursley, Coun-
cil president, announced last night,
Freshmen and sophomores inter-
ested are particularly requested to
report, because, Bursley said, the
Council plans to operate under a
tryout systemnext year. At that time
the Council will be composed of sen-
iors, with juniors and sophomores
working under them as tryouts for
the senior positions.
"We would especially like to meet
those students," Bursley said, "who
have had some experience in student
government in their high schools, and
who are interested in this type of
work. Any freshmen and sophomores
who have ideas concerning an in-
crease of the functions of the Coun-
cil should be present at the meet-
The purpose of the new plan, which
recently received the unanimous ap-
proval of the Council, is to give the
Council a continuity it now lacks,
Members of the organization feel,
also, that the Council has to depend
upon.other organizations too much in
carrying out activities. With the ad-
dition of junior and sophomore as-
sistants, the Council will be able to
act independently of other campus
organizations, Council members be-
The juniors and sophomores will
have no definite position on the
Council. These positions - except for
the presidents of Triangles and
Sphinx, junior honorary societies in
the engineering and literary colleges
- will be reserved, as they were this
year, for seniors.

New Deal Is
Deplod edi
L,0I'4D. Talk.
J. B. Matiiews Attacks
Industrial, Agriculture
Sabotage System
Socialist Leader
Is Final Lecturer
Currency nflation Policy
Denounced By Speaker
In Industrial Series
The New Deal, in its industrial and
agricultural aspects, involves a gen-
eral system of "sabotage whereas So-
cialism plans to use the productive
machinery and the national resources
of the nation 'so that millions will
not starve in the midst of plenty,"
J. B. Matthews, Socialist leader, said
last night in the concluding League
for Industrial Democracy 1 e ct u r e
sponsored by the Vanguard Club.
In his comparison of these two
systems of planning, Matthews de-
fined sabotage as "a conscious with-
drawal of energy from production,
and claiming this was exactly the
procedure followed in restricting pro-
duction of cotton and wheat under
the AAA. .
He cited as te basis of the pres-
ent capitalistic ,policy the govern-
mental determiation to lower the
price level so the debt structure, "ov-
erwhelming in its ramifications," may
be held up.
Currency inflatin was denounced
by Matthews as a measure to pro-
tect the capitalistic leaders, and not
a means to reduce the burden of the
debtor class.
"Socialists," he said, "should do
all in their power to forward the dis-
integration of the present system.
And when the day comes when a
majority are dissatisfied with that
system, Socialists roust be prepared
to prove by ;arms t justice of their
contention," he conitinued.
Mr. Matthews paid tribute to the
Austrian Socialists for unfaltering
belief in Socialist principles, but said
that their plight showed the weak-
ness in preparation.
"Absolute direction of the govern-
ment, not parliamentary representa-
tion, must be our aim," he said. "We
can no longer be content with a
meager share of power; we must pre-
pare for the time when we will take
that power by force of arms if need
"Waiting will cost more than ac-
tion," Mr. Matthews said. "If we
are to take advantage of the oppor-
tunity when it comes, we must, and
will, prepare for sacrifices. The cap-
italistic class is basically wrong in
its theories, but it will never lose
control of its power until workers
prove by force that those theories
are wrong."
Dr. Dorr To Speak
At Adelphi Meeting

A general survey of the manner in
which leading colleges and univer-
sities in the East and Middle West
have met the problem caused by the
repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment
indicates that only two universities
besides Michigan are subject to re-
strictions on the sale of beer within
the campus area.
These two are the University of
Minnesota and Northwestern Univer-
sity. In New Haven there is a re-
striction prohibiting, the sale of beer
within 200 feet of the Yale campus,
but this distance is so short that it
has, of course, no practical effect.
Four of the nine universities ques-
tioned in the East permit the sale
of beer in university owned and op-
erated dining halls. These older,
endowed universities are much more
liberal in their treatment of beer
drinking than the public universities
ii the Middle West, in not one of
which is the sale of beer and other
alcoholic drinks permitted on Uni-
versity-owned property.
The most prohibitive of all regu-
lations concerning the sale of beer is
that in the charter of Northwestern
University. It forbids the sale of al-
coholic beverages within four miles
of the university campus. At Min-
nesota the state has a statute which
prohibits such sale within a mile of
the University campus, except on the
southwest side "where the Mississip-
pi river imposes an even more ef-
fective obstruction than does the
state of Minnesota on the o t h e r

Spring Parley
Plans Rapidly
Nearing Finish

Symphony Will
Present Choral
Series Concert
Gabrilowitsch Will Direct
Detroit Orchestra In The
Ninth Performance

Survey Shows Only Two Other
Universities Ban Campus Beer

sides." These two universities stand
alone with Michigan in their ultra-
The University of Chicago is ap-
parently the most liberal of the mid-
dle western colleges, for it has been
said, through the college authorities,
that beer will be served in the Com-
mons if it can be shown that there
is sufficient demand for it. Inas-
much as there is no restriction upon
such sale in the restaurants adja-
cent to the campus, and Chicago
students may drink beer in these
places, there has not been any par-
ticular demand for its sale in the
E a s t e r n colleges permitting the
sale of beer in university-operated
dining rooms are Harvard, oldest of
American colleges, Columbia, Dart-
mouth, and Amherst. At Cornell the
Board of Managers of Willard
Straight Hall, the student union, has
voted in favor of serving beer and
the Board of Governors has accepted
this recommendation. It is expected
that the trustees of the university
will accept the proposal. Yale, Brown,
Pennsylvania, and Princeton do not
allow the sale of beer in their own
buildings, but there are no 1 a w s
against such sale in immediately ad-
joining restaurants, or in privately
>wned dining rooms actually oper-
ating on the campus proper. These
were the nine eastern colleges quer-
led on the matter.
The following is a complete tabu-
lation of how the colleges concerned
(Continued on Page 6)

City Blue Law

Sale Of Beer Passes Council
Dances, Shows Ar an

To Regulate

'What Can We Believe'
To Be General Topic
Conclave In March


Establishments Which Sell
Beer Must Close At Mid-
night Hereafter
Mayer Leads Move
To Get Later Hours
Bill To Become Effective
10 Days After Approval
By Mayor Campbell
Ann Arbor's Blue Law No. 1 re-
ceived the official sanction of the
Common Council at a regular meet-
ing last night when 11 councilmen
voted "yes" to pass the liquor ordi-
nance governing the control of liquor
in the city.
A necessarily feeble, but deter-
mined, fight on the part of Alder-
man Donald J. Mayer to permit
dancing and later hours for the sale
of beer failed to make any impression
on the dry members of the council.
The bill slid through without debate
or argument on the side of the drys,
The curfew will ring at midnight
every night for all establishments
selling beer, wine, or spirits under
the new blue law. Also dancing, gam-
bling, and floor shows passed under
the council's conservative guillotine,
as did liquor-by-the-glass. None of
these "diversions" will be permitted
in the future.
Long a defender of the more liberal
moves, Alderman Mayer asked for an
extension of the closing hour to 2 a.
m., and that floor shows and dancing
be allowed. He pointed out that
throughout the state the law per-
mitted establishments to be open
until that hour. He said that a good
deal of the business comes in be-
tween those hours. No dry presented
any argument against ayers state-
aIn an ttempt to hold the bill of
for a few weeks, Alderm an Frank W
Staffan moved that the document be
sent to Lansing for the legal advice
and opinion of Attorney-General
Patrick O'Brien.
The bill was passed without emo-
Musical entertainment, by means
of an orchestra, however, will be al-
lowed under the new ordinance.
Every restaurant where liquor is sold
must be on the ground level and
must be in full view of the street.
1 This clause also eliminates booths,
shades, screens and any substance
which may be "allowed to accumulate
on or be placed on either the inside
or outside of the windows."
No liquor may be sold in any
building which is within 500 feet of
any church or school buildings, ac-
cording to the new act. All customers
must be seated before they can be
Beer and light wines will be sold
to persons over 18 years of age, while
"spiritous" beverages will be served
only to persons over 21 years of age.
Champions of a more liberal ordi--
nance throughout the three readings
of the bill, in addition to Alderman
Mayer, were Aldermen Staffan and
Nelson Hoppe.
The bill will now go to Mayor Rob-
ert A. Campbell for approval and sig-
nature. It will then be published
taking effect 10 days after publica-
tion. It is expected that the bill wil:
be speeded through the offices 'o
the mayor in an attempt to put i
into effect at the soonest possibl
Alpha Nu Plans Debate
For Meeting Tomorrow

Plans for the annual Spring Parley
are rapidly approaching a finish, ii
was announced yesterday, and a gen-
eral meeting of the committee wil<
be held at 8 p. m. tonight at tht
Union for further discussion an('
solidification of the program.
"What Can We Believe," has beer


"Obstacles to the ^dministration
of Justice" is the title of a talk to
be given by Dr. Harold M. Dorr of
the political science department at
the first meeting of the semester of
Adelphi House of Representatives.
Members will gather for the meet-
ing which will be an informal snok-
er, at 7:30 p. m.ltonight in the Adel-
phi Room, Angell Hall.

Ohio State 33, Chicago 30.
Iowa 29, Indiana 26.


Technocracy's Howard Scott
To Lecture Here February 28

chosen as the general topic about
which the parley meetings will re.
volve, and it was decided to hold the
parley itself March 2, 3, and 4 at the
Officials said that some of thc
sub-topics to be brought up will in-
elude discussions of "Sex And The
Family," "Religion And The Church,'
"Depression And Social Change," ane
a number of others that have no"
been definitely included yet.
The Spring Parley, an annum
event, is sponsored by a representa.
tive group of students in the hope
of breaking down the long-standinf
wall of reserve between faculty and,
student body, with the establishment
of better and closer relations as the
ultimate aim. Events of the day of
primary importance to students are
also discussed. The Parley resolve,
itself into an open discussion a=
which faculty members and students
express opinions on the subjects
under consideration as freely as pos-
sible. All students and members of
the faculty are invited to attend and
take part in the open discussions.
There will be 15 faculty men on the
Members of the inner committee in
general charge of the plans for the
parley are Edward -W. Litchfield, '36,
chairman; Winifred Bell, '36, Prof.
Charles F. Remer of the economics
department and Mrs. Remer, Dr. C.
W. Blakeman, University religious
counselor, Charles Orr, Grad., Jacob
Weissman, Irving Levitt, '36, Patricia
Woodward, '34, Margaret Hiscock, '36,
Edith Maples, '34, Clinton Sandusky,
'34, George Crockett, Jr., '35L, and
Bettina Rightmire, '36.

Press Freedom
Is Guaranteed
By News Code

The Detroit Symphony 'Orchestra,
with Ossip Gabrilowitsch directing,I
will present the ninth performance
in the University Choral Union ser-
ies tomorrow at 8:15 p. m. in Hill
Mr. Gabrilowitsch has built a.pro-
;ram which consists, among other
numbers, of the Second Symphony
in E Minor, Op. 27, by Serge Rach-
maninoff, the distinguished compos-
er-pianist who appeared in the Cho-
.al Union series Jan. 18. It is be-
lieved by the officers of the Choral
Union that Ann Arbor concert-go-
ers will have a special interest in
hearing one of this composer's works.
Selections will be played from the
works of Zemachson and Wagner.
The Detroit orchestra has won dis-
tinction among the great musical or-
ganizations of America. Their con-
certs and broadcasts have brought
commendations from music critics
throughout the country.

Howard Scott, the six-foot, five-
inch Scotch-Irish Virginian who
gained nationwide fame a year and
a half ago as the country's foremost
exponent of Technocracy, has been
secured by the Michigan Vanguard
Club for a lecture at 8:15 p. m. Wed-,
.nesday, Feb. 28 in Hill Auditorium, it
was announced yesterday by Kendall
Wood, '34, president of the club.
Although Scott has never been
identified with any political organiza-
tion, radical or conservative, he has
secured a broad background for his
technological beliefs through a Euro-
pean education and through affilia-
tion in a scientific capacity with the
Air Nitrates Corp., of Muscle Shoals,
Aln _the Technic1 Allini n New

the subject "Technocracy: Diagnosis
and Design." He will attempt to
show that the evolution of the North
American social structure into an era'
of plenty under the influence of tech-1
nological factors has disclosed the
need of a new technique of diagnosis
and design. Scott will deal with
the Rooseveltian capitalistic mone-;
tary system, which he believes has
recoiled upon itself and now acts as
an instrument for the concentration
rather than distribution of wealth.
A full explanation of the aims of
Technocracy is contemplated by
Scott. He will include in his discus-
sion an exposition of the engineering,
or Technocratic, approach to the so-
cial problems which beset the world,
and will demonstrate how Technoc-
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Constitutional Rights Are
Assured As President

Signs Agreement
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19- (1) -
President Roosevelt has assured the
newspaper publishers that their con-
stitutional freedom of expression will
not be curtailed.
He gave this assurance in approv-
ing a code covering newspaper pub-
lishing and at the same time re-
quested that a review of the code's
labor section be made by the Na-
tional Recovery Administration.
The executive order passing the
code, signed Saturday but not made
public until today, required reports
-4-. aA .i u."narc a-n--

The honor system of conducting
examinations will be debated by tw<
teams of upperclassmen o p p o s in g
underclassmen tomorrow night at the
regular meeting of Alpha Nu of Kap.
pa Phi Sigma, men's national speech
society. The meeting will be held
at 7:30 p. m. in the Alpha Nu room
Robert Janda, '35, and Edward
Downs, '35, will speak on the affirm
ative team on the formal questioi
"Resolved That the College of Lit
erature, Science and the Arts Should
Adopt the Honor System of Fina
Examinations" against Lewis Barry
'36, and Frank Aldrich, '37, on th
negative team. There will be a:
audience decision.

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