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With hundreds of parents and vis-
itors expected for the three-day cele-
bration, the Fourth Annual Spring
Homecoming will begin today and
continue through Sunday.
Registration for those coming to
Ann Arbor for the occasion will be at
special tables in the Union, the
League, and the University Museums
Building. Edward W. McCormick, '34,
secretary of the Union, is general
chairman of the committee in charge,
and Julie Kane, '36, assistant chair-
President Alexander G. Ruthven
last night issued an official welcome
to the visitors. "We are happy to wel-
come the fathers and mothers of our
students,?' he said, "and are eager
that they should see the University
in operation. The annual Spring
Homecoming is an unique event and
is as welcome to us as to those who
visit the University, for it provides
the opportunity for us all to become
better acquainted and to correlate
that which is our main interest - the
welfare of the young men and women
who are students here. We trust that
your visit will be a happy and a
profitable one."
Many Visitors Here
The plan of making this week-end
a summarizing one of the spring seas-
son has brought an unusually large
number of visitors to the city, many
having come because they are able
to attend the May Festival, take part
in Homecoming, and witness the first
of the traditional spring activities for
seniors at the same time. Cane Day
will be observed Sunday.
Entertainnlent for the Family Ban-
quet to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in
the Union has been solicited from
major campus activities of the past
year and will include the Stanley
Chorus, formerly the women's Glee
Club; the Scrubwomen's Trio from
the Junior Girls Play; Frank M. Bren-
nan of the Union Opera cast; and
Henry Austin, and Maynard Klein,
from the cast of the Gondoliers.
Trio to Perform
The Junior Girls play trio is made
up of Maxine Maynard, Helen Gram,
and Mary Morrison and they will sing
a number of hits from "Gang's All
There." Brennan will sing songs from
"With Banners Flying," and will also
act as master of ceremonies.t
Wilber M. Brucker, former governor
of Michigan, will deliver the principal
address of the evening and will be1
introduced by President Ruthven.
Music throughout dinner will be
furnished by Bob Steinle and his'
Michigan Union Band, and he will also
play for dancing in the ballroom later.
Other dances whose dates coincide
with those of Homecoming are the
Architects' May Dance Friday atl
Grangers' Ballroom and the special
May Dances at the League and Union.
Numerous buildings of the Univer-
sity will be open to visitors from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow,
and, in addition, classes will be open
to those wishing to attend. Among
those buildings having special tours
and displays Friday are the College
of Engineering, with its "Dad's Day"
program, the Architecture Building,
University High School and Elemen-
tary School, the University Museums,
the Union, the League, the Legal Re-
search Library, and many others.
Ulements Library Open
All persons interested in admission
to the University miay apply in the
Union lobby concerning an interview
with Registrar Ira M. Smith.
Clements Library will be open Fri-
day afternoon, and Saturday tourst
will be conducted through the Lawr
School, the Women's Athletic Build-
ing, and Mosher-Jordan Halls. There
will also be baseball games Friday
and Saturday with Ohio State Uni-t
versity here, and tennis matches with
Oberlin College.
The program will be concluded Sun-
day with special Mother's Day servicesl

in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre and1
all local churches. President and Mrs.
Ruthven will be at home to visitors

* e *
Hail Le vitzi
As Favorite In
Second Concert
'Seasons' Also Receives
Acclaim; Bori Features
A brilliant performance by an ac-
complished pianist served last night
to establish Mischa Levitzki as a
reigning favorite among Ann Arbor
concert-goers. Mr. Levitzki combined
with Jeanette Vreeland, Paul Alt-
house, Chase Baromeo, and the Uni-
versity Choral Union, who presented
Haydn's celebrated oratorio, "The
Seasons," in the second of the six
concerts of the 41st annual May Fes-
tival in Hill Auditorium.
The audience burst out with spon-
taneous applause following the play-
ing of Saint-Saens' "Concerto in G
minor for Piano and Orchestra" by
Mr Levitzki apd the Chicago Sym-
phony Orchestra, under the baton of
Dr. Frederick Stock. So great was the
enthusiasm that the young virtuoso
was recalled for three encores.
"The Seasons" Presented
The major portion of the program
included the presentation of "The
Seasons." The capable singing of
Miss Vreeland, in the soprano role,
Mr. Althouse, tenor, and Mr. Bar-
omeo, bass. was well-received. The
entire work was directed by Dr. Earl
V. Moore. Palmer Christian appeared
as organ soloist with the orchestra.
As encores, Mr. Levitzki gave two
Chopin numbers, the C"Sharp Minor
Scherzo," and the "Valse in A," and
concluded with Franz Liszt's "Camp-
The first of the two afternoon pro-
grams will be offered today, while at
tonight's concert the Festival will
be featured by the distinguished
operatic and concert soprano, Lu-
crezia Bori
Miss Bori will be heard in a pro-
gram with the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra. She will sing arias from
Mozart's opera, "Marriage of Figaro,"
Charpentier's "Louise," and Debussy's
"L'Enfant Prodigue." The orchestra
will present Modeste Moussorgsky's
Fantasie, "A Night on a Bare Moun-
tain," as orchestrated by Rimsky-
Korsakov, Brahms' great "Fourth
Symphony," and the "Sailor's Dance"
from Gliere's "Pavot Rouge."
Guila Bustabo To Be Heard
In the afternoon program, patrons
will be afforded the opportunity to
hear the 16 year old violin virtuoso,
Guila Bustabo, in two numbers. In
addition the Young People's Festival
Chorus, directed by Juva Higbee, will
offer Granville English's charming;
cantata, "The Ugly Duckling." It
will also be heard in songs by Men-
delssohn, Schubert, a n d Johann
Strauss. The Stanley Chorus, of
women's voices, will make its Festival,
debut with Loeffler's "By the Rivers]
of Babylon." Eric DeLamarter will
conduct the orchestra in two selec-

Washtenaw County's first kidnap-
ing scare in years was considered a
hoax by Sheriff Jacob Andres who
last night investigated a rumor that
a girl named Virginia Hoffer had
been kiw pped and was being held
captive in a shed at the end of Ten-
Mile Road.
Basis for the investigation was a
note delivered to the Sheriff's office
by Bert Galpin, who lives seven miles
east of Ann Arbor on the Plymouth
Road The note read:
"' have been captured by kidnap-
e;s and got my hands free to write
this, and I hope someone will find
this and get help. The kidnapers
took me to a shed at the end of Ten-
Mile Road. Hurry if you can.
"Virginia Hoffer
Investigation proved that the only
Virginia Hoffer in the county lived
in Dexter and that she was safe at
home. She knew nothing of the kid-
naping, and had no idea who might
have used her name.
The note was found by one of Gal-
pin's children while playing yesterday
afternoon. G a 1 p i n immediately
brought it to Sheriff Andres, who lo-
cated Miss Hoffer.
Since the shed named in the note
is in Oakland County, Sheriff An-
dres did not investigate it as a pos-
sible base for kidnaping operations,
but notified state police at Lansing,
who put the news on the state-wide
police broadcast.
When questioned last night, Oak-
land County police had not heard oT
the kidnaping, but promised to inves-
tigate if officially notified. State po-
lice at Ypsilanti had received the ra-
dio report, although they had not
made inquiries into the case.
Elect Argue Captain
Of RIO.T.C. Society
/ At the weekly meeting held re-
cently, the local chapter of Scabbard
and Blade, national military honor
fraternity, elected Theodore C. Argue
'34E, captain, succeeding Fred S.
Chase R. Teaboldt, '35E, and Don
W. Lyon, '34E, were named for the
posts of first and second lieutenant
respectively, John P. Sager, '34E, was
named first sergeant The retiring
officers are Kenneth K. Kauffman,
'34E, and John G. Cherry, '34. Lyon
was re-elected to the office he had
previously held.
Faculty Imitated By
Galens At Smoker
Nearly 70 students of the School
of Medicine packed the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre last night to wit-
ness members of Galens, honorary
medical society, enact humorous take-
offs on members of the faculty.
The event was the traditional
smoker, sponsored every year by
Galens. Among those professors whose
characters were portrayed were Dr.
Frederick G. Novy, dean of the med-
ical school, Dr. Fred Coller, Dr. Luis
Yalesias, and Dr. Walter Maddock,
and President Alexander G. Ruthven.

Sand Storm
Results From
Long Drought
Strange P enomenon Ilits
Ann Arbor As Clouds Of
Dust Obscure Sun
Particles Of Dusit
Driven 1,300 Miles
All Airplane Trafie Over
Entire Section Is Halted;
Crops Damaged
A severe sand storm, a phenomenon
in this part of the country, hung
over Ann Arbor and surrounding ter-
ritory yesterday afternoon
The clouds of dust, particles of
which it is estmated came from
more than 1300 miles away, made the
sun a hazy spot. Caused by the ex-
treme drought which the west and
southwest has been experiencing, the
dust was picked up by high west
winds that, according to members of
the astronomy department, have been
blowing in the higher atmosphere
for several days.
Airplane traffic over this entire
section was halted and in many
places walking without goggles was
hazardous. The sand storm has caus-
ed heavy losses to crops throughout
the Midwest. At Cadillac, it was re-
ported that it was impossible to see
across Lake Cadilac, a distance of
less than two miles.
In the vicinity of the sand dunes
on the western Michigan coast, the
storm made driving in open cars dan-
gerous and walking almost impossible.
Bullet-like particles of the dust swept
through cities, cutting faces and pil-
ing up in the streets.
While the sand storm may prove of
some scientific value to geologists, it
acts as a direct hindrance to astro-
nomic observations. The blue rays of
sunlight were blotted out, only the red
and yellow being allowed to filter
through the dust particles. This, ac-
cording to Prof. Dean B. McLoughlin
of the astronomiy department will bar
all obewratiikx tiltlthe codton
While such sand storms are un-
usual, they are not altogether unpre-
cedented. Prof. Walter F. Hunt, direc-
tor of the Mineralogical Laboratory,
says a similar storm of less severity
visited Ann Arbor in December. It was
not so noticeable, he said, because
sand particles fell with the snow. An I
examination of the material showed
that it was from the soil of the West-
ern states and not a volcanic dust as
was at first believed. These sand
storms have been quite prevalent in
the Mid-west for two or three months,
Professor Hunt said.
Start Campaign
To Strengrthen
Criminal Law
Roosevelt Seeks Revision.
Of Statutes In Order To
Meet Modern Conditions
WASHINGTON, May 10. - (P)-
Leadership in a campaign to strength-
en and enforce the criminal law was
assigned to the nation's lawyers today
by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
and Chief Justice Charles Evans

In a message to the American Law
Institute, the president proposed a
study of criminal statutes and recom-
mendations for revision to meet mod-
ern conditions.
"I need not point out to you," he
said, "that the adaptation of our crim-
inal law and its administration to
meet the needs of a modern, complex
civilization is one of our major prob-
lems. I believe the American Law In-
stitute is in a position to make im-
portant contributions to the solution
of this perplexing problem.
The Chief Justice went before the
Institute to point the way toward
better law enforcement.
There have been difficulties, he
said, in securing the co-operation
of "the most learned, enlightened
and experienced members of the bar."
"The primary need," Chief Justice
Hughes told the attorneys, "is a ro-
bust civil sentiment, dominated by a
sense of justice, which demands in-
telligence in the making of laws and
impartiality in their execution, which
is the determined foe of graft and
every form of official delinquency as
well as outstanding breeches of the


Self-Government Failur


Uified Church
Is Prophecy Of
Faults Of Christianity Are
Pointed Out By Harvard
A prophecy for a "unified Church
of Christ for tomorrow" was the part-
ing thought of Dr. William Ernest
Hocking, professor of philosophy at
Harvard, as he concluded the Mar-
tin Loud Lectures for 1934 at the
League yesterday.
Termed by Dr. Frederick B Fisher,
who presided, as "the man thrown
up in some mysterious way to lead
us and to straighten out our motives
in the missionary field, Dr. Hocking,
in his address on "What Future Has
the Church and Its Missions?"
pointed out faults and outlined a
program for Christianity both here
and in foreign fields.
Warning against too strict an ad-
herance to a religious institution, the
Harvard Philosopher called the "un-
churched people" a source of per-
petual correction to the church.
"The church can gain much even
from athiests," he said, "and what is
an atheist but a person who rebells
at a particular picture of God."
"The Buddhism conception of God,
law and order in the universe, also
is a great contribution to Christian-
ity," he continued.
"I belong to the Catholic Church
of the future," Dr. Hocking stated;
"the church that is the only institu-
tion that is more permanent than
the State."
Calling the mission work a vital
part of church, activity, Dr. Ygk-
ing said that it is the "labor of the
church trying to possess what it has
inherited." He decried conditions in
which schools and hospitals are made
bases for missions, but said "social
work done in the spirit of Christ is
Nearly 400 people thronged the
League ballroom to hear Dr. Hock-
ing deliver his sixth and last lec-
ture in the Henry Martin Loud series
this year. Following his address,
nearly all present stayed while va-
rious members of the audience pro-
posed questions.
Dr. Hocking's concluding appear-
ance in Ann Arbor will be when he
will take part in the open discus-
sion of the Laymen's Foreign Mis-
sion Symposium at 8 p.m. Sunday
In the League. Regent Junius E.
Beal will preside, and the topic will
be "Re-Thinking Missions," the title
of a new book prepared by Dr. Hock-
ing for the Laymen's Foreign Mis-
sion Field Inquiry.
Roosevelt Signature
Affixed To Tax Bill
WASHINGTQN, May 10.-(P)--
President Roosevelt signed into law
today a measure designated to cut
the taxes on small incomes, hoist
those on large ones, close adminis-
trative loopholes in the tax laws and
raise an additional $417,000,000 to-
ward balancing the budget.
The new law creates a new income
tax rate structure, abolishes corpor-
ate income tax returns, boosts estate
taxes and surtaxes.

Political Move
Charge Denied
By Lee C.Shaw
'Radical' Says He Did Not
Act To Influence New
Council Elections
Charges that the attempt at re-
organization of the Interfraternity
Council is merely a political move to
defeat the candidates for president
of the council that were nominated
by the Judiciary Committee were em-
phatically denied yesterday by Lee C.
Shaw, '35, who is the spokesman for
the "radical" group in the interfra-
ternity shake-up.
The charges were prompted by the
belief that the advocates of the re-
organization were seeking to elect
George S. Dillingham, '35, of Phi
Kappa Sigma, to the presidency of
the council.
The committee, appointed to re-
vamp the constitution as authorized
by the council in a meeting Tuesday
met yesterday but the members would
make no comment on their work other
than that they had met and had ad-
journed until 3 p.m. today at which
time they will continue their delib-
The committee is composed of three
"radicals" and three "conservatives"
and Bethel B. Kelley, '34, president of
the council.
Token Payers
CMay Still Be In
Default To U.S.
Roosevelt Says He Cannot
Exempt ]Debtor Nations
Under Johnson Act
WASHINGTON, May 10.-- 0P) -
Word came tonight from authoritative
quarters that debtor nations making
token payments on their war debt
installments will not be given guaran-
tees by President Franklin D. Roose-
velt that they are not to be considered
in default.
These officials said the President
had decided that under a strict inter-
pretation of the Johnson Act he could
not give any nation which makes a
partial payment on its debt official
assurance that they will be exempted
from its provisions.
Envoys of France, Italy, Belgium
and Czecho-Slovakia - who have
made inquiries at the State Depart-
ment during the last three days -
have been given that explanation of
the present status of war debts.
Great Britain, Italy, Czecho-Slo-
vakia, Lithuania and Latvia made to-
ken payments on the last due date,
Dec. 15, and were assured by the
President that they were not then
considered in default.
The passage of the Johnson Act,
which prohibits any citizen from
helping finance any nation in default
on its debt, caused President Roose-
velt to seek an official opinion from
Att'y.-Gen. Homer Cummings. In that
opinion, Cummings held that the five
token payments paying nations were
not in default, "at present."

Gilbert Bursley, Present
Head, Suggests Abolition
Of Council For A Year
Movement Backed
By Most Members
Official Decision Is To Be
Reached On Question At
Student self-government at the
University of Michigan reached a cri-
sis once again last night when Gil-
bert E. Bursley, president of the Una
dergraduate Council, issued a state-
ment supported by a number of in-
dividual Council members declaring
"there is no longer need for any
form of student government" and
"we propose, after winding up cur-
rent business, to suggest a general
dissolution of the Council."
The statement came unexpectedly
after a year in which the Undergrad-
uate Council, composed of leading
members of various campus extra
curricular activities and honorary so-
cieties, was generally considered t
havefunctioned more efficiently than
its discredited predecessor, the Stu- ,
dent Council.
Will Meet Tuesday
Bursley called a meeting of the
Council for 5 p.m. Tuesday, at which
time, he said, the body would come
to an official decision on what to do
Most of the members of the Coun-
cil who could be reached last night
agreed with the statement issued by
Bursley. A typical opinion was that
of Bethel B. Kelley, who said he be-
lieved the Council doesn't represent
the campus, hasn't studentrsupport,
e hsproven itself a distinct fail-
Bursley's statement follows:
"There no longer is need for any
forms of student government,
"One year ago the elective Student
Council was replaced by the ex-of-
ficio Undergraduate Council.
"Objections to the Student Council
were based on second-rate personnel
and general structural weakness. Th
Undergraduate Council removed these
Real Weakness Functional
"The real weakness was not struc-
tural but functional and no change
was made here.
"Student government shbuld con-
trol student traditions such as Cap
Night, Swingout, Pep Meetings, Ath-
letic Send-Offs, etc. These traditions
have passed out of existence or are
in the process of doing so.
"Student government should con-
trol class activities such as Class
Games, Class Elections, and Class
Dances. Class Games are gone. Class
Elections are needless and can be
handled effectively by the Union staff.
The financial responsibility, and thus
real responsibility, for Class Dances
is vested in Dean Walter Rea's of-
List Government Duties
"Student government should un-
dertake special drives for the student
body as a whole, such as a Good Will
drive, and campaigns against local
profiteering at the student's expense,
Special committees such as conducted
the Goodwill Drive a year ago can
best handle this, being created for
one definite purpose.
"Student government should gen-
erally defend the interests of th
student body. This The Michigan
Daily alone can do as it alone can
reach all interested parties.
"Thus the interests of the student
body might best be vested in a com-
mittee of three composed of the pres-
ident of the League, to represent the
women, the president of the Union, to
represent the men, and the editor of
The Daily to represent the student

body at large. These three can han-
dle affairs of interest to the student
body and can delegate the conduct of
elections and remaining traditions to
bodies qualified to conduct them.
Proposes Dissolution
"In addition they are all ex-of-
ficio members of the Senate Commit-
tee on Student Affairs, which is the
ultimate authority on all student mat-
"It seems advisable to try some
such system, abolishing all attempts

Council Faces


Members Call Student

Starr Commonwealth To Hold
Annual Fund Drive Tomorrow

Chickens Cow Imitations Fail; N
Driver Of 'Band Wagon' Fined

More than 50 members of the Starr
Commonwealth for Boys and an al-
most equal number of volunteer work-
ers from Albion and Ann Arbor will
solicit contributions on the corners
for the commonwealth on the annual'
tag day to be held Saturday, May 12,
it was announced yesterday.
Miss Harriet Dean, field secretary
in charge, who has been in Ann Ar-
bor all this week perfecting plans, ex-
pressed herself as pleased at the
hearty co-operation she is receiving.
Through the co-operation of Mr.

Goddard of the Law School, Prof.
J. Raleigh Nelson of the College of
Engineering, and Dr. Dean Meyers
are actively engaged in assisting in
the plans.
The Ann Arbor Chamber of Com-
merce will be host at noon dinner for
the boys and their supervisors. This
dinner, which for several years has
been sponsored by Mr. Hackley But-
ler, secretary of the Chamber of
Commerce, has become an annual
event in the lives of the boys. Later,
the Student Fellowship of the Con-

From the chambers of the Justice]
Court yesterday afternoon floated the
"Moo-o-o" of a hungry cow, the
"Cocka-doodle-doo" of a peevish roo-
ster, and the sounds of two Negroes in
a hot debate in the course of a trial
that was hilarious for everyone ex-
cept John Taggert, the defendant.
Found guilty on a charge of dis-
turbing the peace with his loud-
speaker advertising car, Taggert, 123
West Washington St., insisted on
demonstrating to the court the vari-
ous sounds at his command by which
he called attention to the wares of
Ann Arbor's merchants.
The defendant protested that he

"Well," confessed West, "I heard
Rosa Ponselle last night, but I don't
know if I am."
Later, West testified that the ad-
vertising car once aroused him from
a sound off-duty slumber with a
raucous rooster crow.
"I suppose that the sound of the
rooster led you to think that morning
had come," said Laird.
Further embarrassment came when
Taggert, replying to a query put by
Phil C. Pack, his attorney; as to
whether he had ever done any ad-
vertising work forcharitable causes,
divulged that he had assisted Law-

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