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The Weather
Local showers probable -to-
night or tomorrow. Warmer
today, cooler tomorrow.


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46Ia ti

May Day Demonstrators,
Clearly In Wrong. . ,



No Action

Case Club Speaker Claims The
NRA Is Not A New Constitution

Taken On
......... .
Participants In May Day
Celebration Get Off With
No Penalty Imposed
Disciplinary Group
Holds Two Sessions
Committee Calls The Trip
'Regrettable Immaturity
Of Attitude'
Although "the students who par-
ticipated in the excursion were guilty
of a regrettable',immaturity of atti-
tude," the University Disciplinary
Committee decided not to take action
on the 35 students who staged the
May Day demonstration in Detroit
this year.
The committee took evidence at two
sessions, and it was their opinion th4
"the episode has attracted much more
attention and publicity than its im-
portance warranted."
The committee statement follows:
"The University Committee on Dis-
cipline has conducted an investiga-
tion of the May Day episode in which
35 students of the University jour-
neyed to Detroit in a truck and in-
dulged in a demonstration in Grand
Circus Park with the result that they
were taken into custody by the police
and forced to leave the city.-
'Poor Judgment' Cited
Much of the testimony has been
conflicting, and some of the witnesses
have fallen short of entire frankness
concerning the events of the day.
However a fairly complete picture of
the facts has been obtained.
"The committee finds that the stu-
dents who pairticipated in the excur-
sion were guilty of bad taste, poor
judgment and a regrettable imma-
turity of attitude, but that the episode
has attracted much more attention
and publicity than its importance
"The bad taste and- immaturity of
the participants was signified by their
presumption in flying banners, which,
to one who did not know the facts,
might indicate that the handful of
students in the truck represented the
sentiment of the student body of the
University. The banners read "Uni-
versity of Michigan Students Show
Solidarity with Labor" and "Univer-
sity of Michigan Students Graduate
to Unemployment."
Represented Only Themselves
"As a matter of fact the partici-
pants were representing no one but
themselves and, if their testimony is
to be believed, approximately 27 of the
35 students in the truck were present
either because of curiosity, or for the
sake of a lark, or for "sociological
investigation" rather than because of
any serious notions concerning polit-
ical or social problems.
"Both bad taste and poor judgment
were shown by the group by its sing-
ing and cheering in Grand Circus
Doubtless a youthful desire to at-
tract attention and to obtain free
pblicity was the primary motive in-
ducing the demonstration, but in
view of the fact that it took place
in a badly congested area in Detroit
it naturally created a serious disturb-
ance of traffic, and especially in view
of the fact that it took place on May
Day at a point in Detroit where sev-
eral thousand persons of radical ten-
dencies were concentrated, it is for-
tunate that the display was not ac-
companied by serious response on the
part of the assembled crowd.

'Risk Inciting Violence'
That University students should
show such poor judgment as to en-
gage in such a demonstration and
run the risk of inciting a mob to
violence is to be deplored, and indi-
cates an immaturity of attitude which,
fortunately is not shared by any sub-
8tantial percentage of their fellow
"So far as disciplinary action is
concerned, the committee feels that
most of the group has already been
sufficiently punished by the ridicule
of their fellow students who uniform-
ly deplore sub-collegiate methods of
obtaining cheap notoriety.
Ridicule Called Penalty
"However, the committee feels that
the leaders of the group, who were
primarily responsible for the demon-
stration, were guilty of sufficient in-
discretion to subject themselves not
only to ridicule but to censure, and
to make it questionable whether they
are desirable members of the student
body of the University.

The profession of law must stand
up for its rights and not accept the
New Deal as the new American con-
stitution,tEdward A. Macdonald, a
prominent Detroit attorney, told
members of the Case Club at their
annual banquet last night in the
Lawyers Club.,
Mr. Macdonald spoke on "The Four
Great American Lawyers" and drew
illustrations from their lives to show
the change in legal practice.
"Under the New Deal, lawyers are
forced to practice before commis-
sions, boards, and bureaus instead of
courts, and these various groups are
composed mainly of laymen, who do
not necessarily know anything of the
law," Mr. Macdonald said.
"The corporation has changed the
practice of the lawyer. He seldom
appears in court, and the complexity
of the system has forced him to sur-
round himself with a staff of ex-
In picking the four great Ameri-
can lawyers, Mr. Macdonald chose
first, William Pinckney of Maryland,
and called him "perhaps the greatest
constitutional lawyer in the early
years of American law." Mr. Pinck-
ney was characterized as an extrava-
gant, effeminate person who used cos-

metics and wore corsets, but yet the
great analyst and orator who argued
and won the famous McCulloch vs.
Maryland case that established the
right of judicial review.
As the outstanding attorney of the
Civil War period, Juda P. Benjamin,
the Louisiana Jew and the first man
of his race ever to be elected to the
Senate, was selected by Mr. Macdon-
Mr. Benjamin was famous not only
as an American lawyer, but, escaping
from the Florida coast in an open
boat at the defeat of the Confederacy,
he became an outstanding member
of the British bar.
The speaker selected David Dud-
ley Field, the brilliant barrister who
defended Tweed of New York City
fame, and later the attorney for Fisk
and Gould in the Erie scandal, as the
most prominent man in the legal field
following the Civil War. In modern
times, Mr. Macdonald pointed to
Charles Evans Hughes of the Su-
preme Court as the country's out-
standing legal mind.
Five juniors were appointed as su-
pervisors of the Case Club work for
next year with Milton C. Selander as
chairman. The group is composed of
John T. Damm, James H. Denison,
Richard R. Kruse, and Michael Lew-

British Cabinet
Reported Near
Spit On Arms
Disarinaient Problem Is
Cause Of Struggle In
Usually SolidGroup
LONDON, May 8. --AP) - The Na-
tional Government Cabinet, which
has stood solidly on domestic issues,
struggled with the disarmament
problem today in the face of reports
that a "critical split" among the min-
isters is imminent.
The Cabinet Committee on Disarm-
ament deferred announcement of pol-
icy after a long session at which, it
was understood, the two lines of
thought were discussed thoroughly.
One group'in the Cabinet -led by
Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
and Stanley Baldwin, lord president of
council - was represented as favoring
continuation of efforts to find a basis
for international accord.
Foreign Secretary Sir John Simon.
Lord Hamilton, secretary of war, and
others are understood to be ready to
admit frankly that hopes of an agree-
ment have vanished and to advocate
a program of strengthening British
PARIS, May 8. - WP)- The French
Government's immediate disarma-
ment project, it was revealed today,
is an arms and airplane embargo
which would keep these products out
of Germany,
France was represented as urging
Great Britain to enter a bilateral
agreement to this effect, which has
been under discussion for several
months. Smuggling as well as legiti-
mate trade would be taken into con-
sideration in the proposed agree-
The negotiations were started soon
after Germany withdrew from the
League of Nations and alarm was
expressed here over what the French
consider efforts of Chancellor Adolf
Hitler to build up a powerful army.
54 Initiates Of
Phi Eta S iia
Are Honored
Sadler Speaks At Annual
Initiation Banquet Held
At Union Last Night
Phi Eta Sigma, national freshman
honoriry society, initiated 50 stu-
dents and bestowed honorary mem-
bership on Dean Edward H. Kraus of
the literary college last night at the
The initiation ceremony was fol-
lowed by a banquet at which Dean
Herbert C. Sadler of the College of
Epgineering spoke on "The Signifi-
cance of a Freshman Honorary So-
Dean Sadler discussed the advan-
tages of such a society as Phi Eta
Sigma, and outlined the problems of
incoming freshmen. He also pointed
out that statistics have shown con-

Explorer Prefers
Primitive Women;
Civilized Girls Dull
NEW YORK, May 8. - UP) - The
machine age robbea women of most
of their housekeeping duties and has
made them not only unhappy, but
also dull, in the opinion of Blair Niles,
explorer and writer.
Mrs. Niles, a black-eyed Virginian
who has lived among head-hunters
and Indians in Borneo and Latin-
America, believes that primitive wom-
en are happier, calmer and more in-
teresting than many of their civilized
sisters, she said today.
"The average city woman who goes
to the movies in the afternoon," she
continued, "and buys at the delicates-
sen ham and bread that someone else
has prepared has no career. Her
housekeeping is no career any more,
and she hasn't any other.
"This makes her feel dull, and seem
dull to other people. She's discon-
tented, and I don't wonder."
"Primitive women are nerveless and
peaceful because they are completely
adapted to their environment," she I
said. "I have never seen a primitive
woman punish a child, or heard aj
primitive child cry."
New Theology
Sub ject Of Talk.
By Dr. Hocking
lenry Loud IectIurer Says
Belief Is Necessary In All
Speaking on the topic, "Theology
and the Non-Christian Faiths," Dr.
William Ernest Hocking, Henry Mar-
tin Loud Lecturer for 1934. declared
last night in the League Ballroom
that the "language of Christian mis-
sionaries has drifted beyond the mind
of the Asiatic and must be suitably
"I assume that theology is neces-
sary in a religion," he said. "If you
accept a belief, you must have a defi-
nite set of moral standards." Admit-
ting that there might be some ad-
vantage in the Buddhist dogma of "I
take refuge in" as compared to the
Christian "I believe." Dr. Hocking
stated that belief is necessary to all
Theology must vary with the con-
dition, he said, and told how the'
Apostle's Creed as known in the Meth-
odist church of America is completely
different from that of the Methodist
church of China. "And yet they both
work," he said.
Theology, in the opinion of Dr.
Hocking, has been changing. "While
the essential business of any religion
is salvation," he stated, "there is now
not so much talk about hell and
damnation." He agreed with Bishop
Charles Fisk that "we can believe in
Christ without damning all those who
do not," and he said that the only dif-
ference in religions is what is meant
by the term salvation. "All religions
agree that sin has consequences that
reach infinitely beyond this life," he

Premiere Of
May IYestiva
To Be Today
Rosa Ponselle And Chicago
Symphony Will Present
First Condert
Orchestra Is Under
Baton Of Dr. Stock
Series To Open At 8:15
In Hill Auditorium; Will
Last Through Saturday
The University's 41st annual May
Festival, outstanding musical event
of the local season will open to-
night when Rosa Ponselle and the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, under
Dr. Frederick Stoqk, present the first
of the series of si concerts, at 8:15
p.m. in Hil Auditorium. The festival
will continue with daily evening pro-
grams and two afternoon perform-
ances through Satrday.
Miss Ponselle, prima donna so-
prano of the Metropolitan Opera
Company, will be the featured at-
traction of tonight's program. She
will sound the opening note of the
Festival with the Bach-Stock "Prel-
ude and Fugue ('St. Anne's') E-flat
major," and then will be heard in the
aria, "Bel Raggio Lusinghier," from
Rossini's opera, "Semiramide."
Dr. Stock Will Direct
The orchestra will follow with De-
bussy's "La Mer," in three move
ments, after which Miss Ponselle will
again sing two numbers, the arias,
"Adio del Passato," from Verdi's "La
Traviata," and Bizet's "Chanson Bo-
heme," from "Carmen." Dr. Stock will
then direct the orchestra in Ravel's
"Rapsodie Espagnoie." Miss Ponselle
will conclude the .concert with five
shorter songs with piano accompani-
ment by Stuart Ross.
The festival lists among its per-
sonnel such outsta ing stars of the
musical field as Lucrezia Bori, Jean-,
ette Vreeland, Coe Glade, Paul Alt-
house, Theodore Webb, Arthur Hack-
ett, Chase Baromeo. Guila Bustabo,
Mischa Levitzki, and Palmer Chris-
tian, in addition to Miss Ponselle. The
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, direct-
ed by Dr. Stock and Eric DeLamar-
ter, is appearing for the thirtieth
consecutive time. The University
Choral Union, of 300 voices, the
Young People's Festival Chorus, 400
Ann Arbor school children under
Miss Juva Higbee, and the Stanley
Chorus of women's voices will also be
Friday Concert Lighter
At tomorrow's concert, music-go-
ers will have the opportunity to hear
Haydn's famous "Seasons," an ora-
torio for soprano, tenor, and bass so-
loists, with chorus, orchestra, and
organ. In the second half of the pro-
gram the orchestra will perform
Saint-Saens' "Concerto in G minor
for piano and orchestra, Op. 22," with
Mischa Levitzki, celebrated American
pianist of Russian ancestry, as solo-
The third concert, Friday after-
noon, will be lighter in vein. The
Young People's Chorus will appear
twice, first in a group of German
songs and later in a cantata of Gan-
ville English's, entitled "The Ugly
Duckling." The Stanley Chorus will
make its Festival debut .in Loeffler's
"By the Rivers of Babylon." Guila
Bustabo, brilliant young American

violinist, will also be heard.
On Friday evening, Lucrezia Bori,
soprano of the Metropolitan Opera
Co. will be the stellar attraction. As
in tonight's concert, the orchestra
will present two numbers as well as
accompanying the soloist.

Eliminate Faculty Influence'

10 Students Elected To
Membership By Mimes
Announcement of the election of
10 students prominent in the cast
and production work of the 25th
Annual Union Opera to Mimes,
honorary society of the Opera, was
made last night by John W. Bunt-
ing, '36M, president.
Frank M. Brennan, '36, William
M. Cutting, '35, Stewart M. Cram,
'34, William A. Dickert, '34, J. Gor-
don MacDonald, '35, Robert D.
Slack, '36, and Austin A. Webb,
'34E, were elected from the cast
and chorus of the show.
Willard A. Combs, '34, Eric W.
Hall, '35, and Charles M. Hildner,'
'34, were chosen for their work on
the production staff.I
It was announced that these new
members, along with 11 more who
were elected when the revival of the
Opera was first announced, will be
formally initiated at a banquet and
ceremony to be held Saturday
night, May 26.
Michig~an Nin
Defeats Normal
By Late Rally;
Oliver's T iple In Last Of
Ninth Wins Game; Four
Hits Given By Patchin
The score was tied when Michigan
came to bat in the last half of the
ninth inning but it didn't stay that
way way long. Russ Oliver, Wolverine
third sacker, stepped into a hard
fast ball and sent it half way to
Ypsi for an easy triple. A few sec-.
onds later he came home on a passed |
ball to give Michigan a 3-2 victory
over Michigan Normal. It was the
third consecutive home win for the
Maize and Blue.
Art Patchin again starred on the
mound, holding the Hurons to four
hits while his team mates belted out"
twice that number. He went the full
nine innings, scoring his second vic-
tory in two starts.j
The Hurons started off the scoring
in the fourth inning. With George
Wendt on base, Bob Packard, husky
Ypsi catcher, connected for a circuit
drive which didn't stop rolling until
it reached the center of the Ferry'
Field tennis courts.
The Wolverines went scoreless until'
the fifth inning, when a barrage of
hits knotted the score. Capt. Avon
Artz started things humming with a
single to left field.
On a perfect hit-and-run play,
Devine, Huron second baseman, was
caught out of position and Oliver
singled neatly into right field. Ted
Petoskey advanced both runners a
base on a ground ball to the pitcher.
Then Clay Paulson met the situation
handily with a double into right
center, scoring both Artz and Oliver.
Ted Petoskey staved off a serious
Normal threat in the first half of the
ninth inning. Packard was on second
with two outs when Johnson, Huron
pitcher, hit what looked to be an easy
(Continued on Page 3)
WASHINGTON, May8.- (P) -The
Postoffice Department today an-
nounced the appointment of the fol-
lowing acting postmasters in Mich-
igan: Bay Port, Barney McLeish;
Brooklyn, Laverne D. Cash; Wayland,
Morris Ehle.

U. S. May Take
Over All Silver
By Next Monday
Entire Monetary Silver Is
To Come Into Hands Of
Government Under Plan
WASHINGTON, May 8. - (P) -
The likelihood arose today that the
nation would have more silver Mon-
A brief statement from the White
House at the end of a conference be-
tween President Roosevelt and a
group of silver advocates pointed to
this objective but laid out no definite
road to its attainment.
The statement simply said that the
President and the silverites had ex-
plored the possibilities of the nation's
taking over the entire stock of mone-
tary silver and raising the proportion
of silver reserve to a fourth of the
outstanding currency.
Agreement Reached
The impression immediately arose
on Capitol Hill that the basis for
agreement had been reached and that
a bill would be brought forward soon.
While this knotty problem was be-
ing considered at the White House,
Senate Republicans were assembling
to decide what their attitude would
be toward the administration tariff
bill. There were numerous expres-
sions of Republican opposition to the
plan for tariff bargaining, but the
meeting ended without a decision on
a definite plan of attack.
At the Capitol and at NRA there
was more talk of regulating the na-
tion's message sending systems. The
interstate Commerce Commission
gave its approval to the plan for set-
ting up a separate agency to control
telephone, telegraph, radio, wireless
and cable companies.
Telegraph Code "Coming
Hugh S. Johnson said the tele-
graph code which NRA yesterday had
announced it would impose would be
sent through hearings like any other
code and that he expected an agree-
ment to be reached. He added that
he wanted an agreement rather than
the imposition of a code over pro-
Other developments:
The House voted down a resolution
to investigate the operations of the
oil code.
Secretary Wallace asked for broad-
er licensing power for the agricul-
tural industry.
Senator Wagner (Dem., N.Y.) said
there was complete agreement upon
the form the new labor bill should
Insull Unable
To Raise Bail;
Is Sent To Jail

Advocates Of Change Say
They Have No Wish To
'Buck TheUniversity'
Annual Election Of
Officers Postponed
Committee To Report On
'Radical Changes' Before
Council OnTuesday
Radical changes in the constitu-
tion of the Interfraternity Council
pointing towards a removal of faculty
and administrative influence over
the decisions of the council were
recommended at a meeting last night
and a committee was appointed to
report at another meeting to be held
at 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday.
As a consequence of the bombshell
which was released, the election of
officers, which was scheduled for last
night, was deferred until a plan of
reorganization could be heard, but
the appointment of Alvin H. Schlei-
fer, '35, Pi Lambda Phi, as secretary-
treasurer of the council, was an-
Plan Divorce From Faculty
The spokesman of the group favor-
ing the revision was Lee C. Shaw, '35,
representing Phi Delta Theta, who
said that he hoped to dissolve the
present council and organize another
body on which no faculty members
would sit.
Declaring that they had no inten-
tion of trying to "buck the adminis-
tration," advocates of the change said
they wished to deal with the admin-
istration as an outside force and not
through the council's judiciary com-
Under the existing set-up, there are
three alumni; three faculty members,
including the dean of students; and
five students, including the president
of the council, on the Judiciary Com-
mittee, about which the discussion

Interfraterni~ty Council

Seek Changes In Set-Up Of.


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In A Perambulator It's Legal
years ago, the citizenry of fashioned "auto ban." The legisla-
was kept from sleep 5nd tion also specifically prohibits the
'i unending drone of roller operation of velocipedes and bicycles
on the sidewalks by anyone over 10
e city fathers cursed, and years old.
w, but they made special The statute is discriminatory
at the same time for legal against the older generation in that it
of baby carriages, and the goes so far as to raise the "forbidden
Iles and velocipedes by chil- age" for legally operating vehicles
r the age of 10 years. on the city's sidewalks from seven to
dinance, passed in 1895,, ten years. The Common Council of
r-skating on the sidewalks the "gay nineties" explained this ac-
bor contrary to the consti- tion by saying that it was deemed ad-
inciples of the city. There- visable because of the number of ac-
the Diagonal walk is sub- cidents resulting from youthful bicycle

Former Utilities Magnate
Suffers Collapse Amd Is
Sent To Jail Infirmary
CHICAGO, May 8. -(UP) - Samuel
Insull was in jail tonight in the city
where his name and his millions once
were a title and scepter.
That was the crashing climax to the
story of his long flight from Amer-
ican justice. It came less than two
years from the time he left Chicago.
He was in jail because he did not
put up bond for his freedom to await
trial on the Federal Government's
charges against him - of using the
mails to defraud and of fraudulent
practices in bankruptcy.
His bond was set - three hours
after he had arrived under guard
from the East - at $200,000. Insull
said, through his attorney, that he
could not raise that amount. Insull's
son, Samuel Jr., said it was impos-
sible. And the attorney said they
would not "pass the hat" any further
among Insull's Chicago friends.
Insull went to court without any
evident loss' of poise, he submitted
to being fingerprinted and he rode
to jail. His steps lagged there, but
otherwise he treated the day's events
as a series of minor annoyances. He
had no complaint to make about his

Distrust Is Factor
The distrust which the houses show
towards the council, based on the be-
lief that it is dominated by the ac-
tions of the Judiciary Committee,
would be enough to recommend its
abolition even if the charges were
not justified, Shaw stated.
A motion by Shaw to dissolve the
council was ruled out of order by
president Bethel B. Kelley, '34, who
was chairman of the meeting. Any
change in the constitution must be
submitted in writing to the council
at least one week before it can be
passed, under the present regula-
tions, he said.
An unofficial straw-vote on the
question of "radical change" in the
constitution as against "change by
amendment" was won by the radical
change advocates, the vote being 19
to 17. Twelve houses were absent.
' Committee Appointed
The committee appointed to rec-
ommend the "radical change" thus
advocated includes three "radicals,"
three "conservatives," and Kelley.
The "radical" members are Shaw;
George S. Dillingham, '35, Phi Kappa
Sigma; and Dean C. Emerson, '36,
Zeta Psi. The "conservatives" are
Frederick F. Jones, '35, Phi Sigma
Kappa; George R. Williams, '36, Sig-
ma Phi; and George B. Van Vleck,
'35, Theta Delta Chi.
As originally constituted, the com-
sittee contained three men who have
served as tryouts for the council dur-
ing the past year, but they were with-
drawn when Shaw and others ob-
jected on the grounds that their pres-
ence on the committee would be an
unfair force in favor of the status
Another proposal by the "radical"
group was to demand that only the
presidents of the houses be allowed
to represent their groups in the meet-
ings of the council,
Tau Beta Pi Holds
Election Of Officers
Election of officers for next year
was held by Tau Beta Pi, honorary
engineering scholastic society, at a
meeting held last night in the Union.
Philip Singleton, '35E, was elected
president of the society. Henry Mer-
ker, '35E, was chosen vice-president;
Albert Conviser, '35E, corresponding
secretary; Ronald Culver, '34E, re-

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