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The Weather
Generally fair today and
probably tomorrow; continued
cool today, warmer tomorrow.


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The Untion Officers; Congri
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VOL. XLIV No. 163



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Prof. Fisher
Is Named To
Code Position
Sworn In As Government
Representative On NRA
Real Estate Board

Dramatic Seasons Are Vital To
Theatre, Says Mme. Leontovich

Group Seeks
More Power

Group Has Control
Of All Land Sales
Business School Faculty
Man Is Widely Known In
Field OfProperty
Dr. Ernest Fisher, professor of real
estate management in the School of
Business Administration, was sworn
into office yesterday as administra-
tive member on the Code Authority
for the Real Estate Brokerage in-
Professor Fisher received confirma-
tion of the appointment, which had
been pending in Washington for some
time, from W. M. Chubb, assistant
deputy administrator of the National
Recovery Administration, and imme-
diately took the oath of office.
The Code Authority, which will
henceforth govern the real estate
brokerage industry, was approved by
President Roosevelt early last month.
and, up to the present, only the ad-
ministrative member, Professor Fish-
er, who will be the sole representa-
tive of the government, has been In-
ducted into office. The 11 remaining
members are to be elected by the
industry in the near future.
Will Regulate Competition
Designed to control operations of
business men in the real estate field,
the code sets up regulations of fair
competition and employment under
the supervision of the Code Authority,
Local control boards will be set up in
districts all over the country, under
the supervision of the Authority,
which, in turn, will be subject to Gen
Hugh S. Johnson in Washington. The
Code Authority will meet in Chicago.
Professor Fisher has received wide
recognition in the past for his ability
in the real estate field. In 1923 he was
appointed Director .of Education and
Research of the National Association
of Real Estate Boards, and he later
became Economic Advisor to the Bu-
reau of Foreign and Domestic Com-
merce on the Real Property Inven-
tory. In 1928 he was a member of the
President's Conference on Home
Building and Home Ownership, called
by former President Herbert C. Hoo-
Once Taught In Egypt
As a specialist in real estate, land
economics, advertising, and market-
ing, Professor Fisher taught. at the
American University of Beirut in
Egypt,and later at the University of
Wisconsin, before coming to Mich-
igan in 1929. In 1917 he enlisted in
the A.E.F., and was overseas during
the World War.
'Professor Fisher has made frequent
contributions to the literature on real
estate and related subjects. His pub-
lications include: "Principles of Real
Estate Practice," "What is a Farm
Worth," "DefiniteProfessional Train-
ing for Dealers in Real Estate," and
"Catalogue of Long-Term Leases in
Band Will Hold
Its First Concert
Here TomorrW
The first of the annual series of
spring concerts by the Varsity Band,
on the bandstand in the center of the
Diagonal, will take place at 7:30 p.m.
In the absence of Prof. Nicholas D.
Falcone, bandmaster, who is in New
York City, the band will be under the
batons of a group of four student
conductors. They are Alvin Benner
'35SM, Everett Kisinger, '35M, Ken-
neth Kincheloe, '34SM, and Bernard
Hirsch, Grad. Hirsch is assisting Prof.
Leonard Falcone, Michigan State Col-
lege. bandmaster and guest conductor

of the Michigan unit, in spring re-
hearsals and concerts.
.The studei't conductors have select-
ed a typical "pop concert" program
for tomorrow's concert. Among the
numbers to be played will be selections
from Bizet's opera, "Carmen"; Saf-
ranek's "Atlantis" suite; "Lustspiel"
overture, by Keler-Bela; Eulenberg's
"Mill on the Cliff"; and several others
in an hour's program.
Members of the band will be guests
of Gerald Hoag, manager of the Mich-
igan Theatre, at the final showing of

Dramatic seasons are absolutely
necessary if the American theatre is
to live and become again as great as
it was. That was the answer to a
question asked of Mine. Eugenie Le-
ontovich, the Russian actress, here
for the sixth annual season of that
sort to be held in Ann Arbor.
"Such seasons are necessary to the
actor and to the public," she ex-
plained, nodding her head vigorous-
ly. "American drama was rapidly de-
clining a few years ago, but we are
taking it where it can show itself to
people, where it can breathe. I don't
think the theatre ever could have
died. It was natural that it should
come back, that it should be de-
manded. The theatre is living, it is
ancient, it cannot be destroyed any
more than love, a painting, or any
other natural thing.
"People have begun to want it and
in answer to that growing apprecia-
tion such companies as those which
play dramatic seasons in Milwaukee,
Chicago, St. Louis, and other cities
have become more and more impor-
tant and numerous in the past five or
six years," Mme. Leontovich declared.
The public could not be expected
always to go to New York, she ex-

plained, so actors. are answering this
new discrimination of the public, and
coming to them.
"We are in a new time now, at a
breaking-point, achanging-place in
the history of the theatre, where it
is coming out of the same oldair, the
same audience, coming out of the
same theatre center, into all parts of
the country where it can be seen by
many, many different people and
grow with all the life and vigor that
should be in it. It can breathe again
and come to life."
A curiously pointed chin, extremely
mobile expressive mouth, and long,
slender, lovely hands are the most
distinguishing characteristics of
Mme. Leontovich's appearance. "Viv-
id" and "gorgeous" are words that
have been used to compliment num-
berless stars and near-stars, but they
apply especially to this Russian ac-
tress. She proves to everyone who
meets her that glamor is not an emp-
ty word and that the strongest and
most flaming of personalities can ex-
ist together with intelligence.
Mme. Leontovich will play the role
of Mrs. Pepys in James Fagin's com-
edy, "And So To Bed," which will
open Saturday afternoon in Lydia
(Continued on Page 2)

Adult Institute
To Hold Three
Meetiwvas Today
Morning Sessioni To Hear
Dir. W. D. Henderson,
Benjamin March
With an expected attendance even
greater than yesterday's registration
total, the Institute of Adult Educa-
tion will go into the second day of its
five-day session today. Yesterday
more than 100 registrations were re-
ceived by the Institute, jointly spon-
sored by the Extension Division and
the Michigan State Federation of
Women's Clubs.
The low attendance figures for the
fir t day was explained by Dr. C. A.
Fi er of the Extension Division as a
result of an experimentd to obtain
registrations for a single day as well
as for the entire week's session.
Today's meetings will be opened
by Dr. W. D. Henderson, Director of
the Extension Division, who will dis-
cuss the "Philosophy of the New
Deal," at 9 a.m This lecture will be
followed at 10:30 a.m. by a discussion
of the "Great Decorators of Japan"
by Benjamin March, curator in the
Museum of Anthropology.
A luncheon honoring Mrs. Sears Rl.,
McLean, State president of the Wom-
en's Clubs, and Mrs. Emma A. Fox,
nationally known parliamentarian,
will be held in the League ballroom.
Mrs. M. R. Keyworth will preside at
the luncheon.
The afternoon session will be
opened at 2 p.m. by Dr. Frederick B.
Fisher of Ann Arbor who will discuss
"The Political and Economic Signifi-
cance of the Recognition of Russia
by the United States." Following Dr.
Fisher's talk, Wynn Wright of radio
station WWJ will be heard in a dis-
cussion of "Community Dramatics,"
after which Mrs. Fox will conduct a.
class in parliamentary law,
Yesterday's meetings heard Profes-
sor March speak on ". Chinese Paint-
ing and the Amateur Spirit," Prof.
Dwight L. Dumond. of the history.
department, discussing "The Question
of Armaments," and Prof. Louis I.
Bredvod, of the English department,
selecting "What English Classics a
Well-Informed Per'son Should Know."
A reception and tea followed at the
President's residence by the invita-
tion of Mrs. Alexander G. Ruthven,
assisted by the Ann Arbor and Ypsi-
lantic Women's Clubs.

Wyvern Chooses Nine
For New Membership
Wyvern, junior women's honor-
ary society, selected nine new
members in its annual tapping
ceremony last night.
Those girls, including promi-
nent junior women on the campus,
are Marjorie Morrison, Elizabeth
Chapman, Julie Kane, Betty Rich,
Winifred Bell, Jean Hanmer, Jane
Peter, Margaret Hiscock, and Jo-
sephine McLean.
Maxine Maynard, Wyvern pres-
ident, presided. Following the,
ceremonies, the organization, new
members included, was enter-
tained by Mrs. Byrl Bacher.
Pond, Sabelli
Try Non-Stop
Hop o .Rome
Leave Bennett Field Amid
Fog Yesterday; Believe
Clear Skies Ahead.
NEW YORK, May 14. - (I) - At-
tempting a non-stop flight to Rome,
Cesare Sabelli and Capt. George R.
Pond roared aloft from Floyd Ben-
nett Field early today, sped up the
Atlantic Coast, and tonight, appar-
ently, were piercing low-hanging fog
off the Grand Banks in an effort to
reach fair weather over the ocean.
Six lives have been lost in vain at-
tempts to reach Rome without a stop.
But Sabelli. who made one of these
attempts in 1928 with Roger Wil-
liams. was confident. So was Capt.
Pond. Just before the Leonardo da
Vinci took off the captain yelled to a
handful of friends:
"We'll make it all right! Everything
is in our favor!"
The monoplane carried 680 gallons
of gasoline, sufficient for 45 hours.
The distance to Rome is 4,500 miles.
The fliers expected to make it in 39
or 40 hours.
Once past the foggy Grand Banks.
which have wrecked several attempts
to span the Atlantic, the airmen were
assured of good weather. Reports
from Ireland, over which Pond and
Sabelli planned to fly along the great
circle route, said, weather conditions
were excellent.
Life guards at Pletcher's Neck, near'
Biddeford on the Maine coast, heard
the roar of motors at mid-morning.

Constitutional Alterations
Are To Be Considered
At MeetingTonight
remove Stigma Of
'Faculty Influence'
Vote Of Confidence Reign
For Officials Is Proposed
To New Council
Changes in the constitution of the
Interfraternity Council vesting more
power in the council itself and reduc-
ing the faculty and alumni member-
ship on the Executive Committee,
successor to the Judiciary Commit-
tee, were approved yesterday by the
special committee appointed for the
purpose at the last meeting of the
The changes will be voted upon by
the delegates to the Interfraternity
Council when they meet in a special
meeting called by Bethel B. Kelley,
'34, president, for 7:30 p.m., Tuesday,
May 22. If they are passed by the
council they will go to the Senate%
Committee on Student Affairs for the
approval of that body.
Seeking to remove the stigma of
"faculty influence" from the enact-
ments of the present Judiciary Com-
mittee, the members of the special
committee reduced the number of
faculty men from three to one and
the number of alumni on the body
from three to two.
Students To Gain Majority
The voting ratio of students to
alumni and faculty is thus changed
from six to five against the students,
to five to three in favor of the stu-
dents, since the custom of choosing
five representatives of the groups as
at present for the Judiciary Commit-
tee will be continued for the new
Executive Committee.
Members of the ld Judiciary Com-
mittee stated that there had never
been a six to five line-up on any one
question in .the Judiciary Committee,
but said that this provision eliminat-
ed any possibility of such a situation
Power will be concentrated in the
hands of the presidents of the houses
by virtue of a provision for the over-
throw of a president and the execu-
tive committee in case they lose a vote
of confidence by a majority, such a
majority to consist of at least 15
Minutes To Be Available
The election of a new president to
succeed the man who loses his vote
of confidence will be conducted im-
mediately by the secretary-treasurer
acting as temporary chairman, under
the new plan. Each of the five groups
will then elect a representative, and
the president will be chosen from the
new Executive Committee b prefer-
ential ballot.
Actions of the Executive Commit-
tee will be subject to review by the
council, according to another pro-
vision of the changes. Machinery
to bring this about provides for hav-
ing the minutes of Executive Com-
mittee meeting available in the office
of the council so that any house presi-
dent may register his objections. If
no objections are registered with the
president of the council within 48
hours, the actions of the committee
will go into effect.
Action' May Be Appealed
It was pointed out that disciplin-
ary action taken against any house
could, under this provision, be ap-
pealed to the council at large.
Trhe dean of students and the se-
retary-treasurer of the council will
sit as ex-officio members of the Exec-
utive Committee without vote, ex-
cept that the dean may vote to break
a tie.
A quorum for conducting business
will consist, if the new rules go into
effect, of the presidents of 20 houses.

Another provision declares that only
the president of the house may repre-
sent the houses, relaxations to be
permitted by the Executive Commit-
tee of this rule.
Alpha Nin Will Hold
Initiation Banquet
The naimes of new initiates and re-
cently elected officers will be an-
nounced at the annual formal ban-
quet of Alpha Nu of Kappa Phi Sigma,
national speech club for men, to be
held at 6:15 p.m. today in the Union.
Formal initiation of the pledge
group will precede the banquet, being
her at !; n m. today in the Alnha

Two Victims
Of Kidnapers
Are Rescued
Six-Year-Old Tucson Girl,
Los Angeles Millionaire
Saved Without Ransom
June Robles Found
Chained In Desert
Arrest Suspect As Gettle
Is Released In Glendale
House; Another Sought
(By Associated Press)
The law scored a double-barreled
victory over kidnapers in the West
last night.
Two victims, a six-year-old Tucson,
Ariz., girl and a 47-year-old Beverly
Hills, Calif., millionaire, were res-
cued alive without any announced
payment of ransom.
Near Tucson, little June Robles,
missing since April 25, was found
weak and exhausted, chained in a
hole under a cactus bush. Quickly
she was placed in the arms of her
mother, Mrs. Helen Robles.
At almost the same time, William
F. Gettle, abducted last Wednesday
from his country estate east of Los
Angeles, turned up safely. Acting with
lightning speed, officers raided a
house in Glendale, Calif., and ar-
rested a kidnaping suspect. Another
escaped and a net was quickly spread.
Ransom had been demanded in
each case under threat of death to
the victims.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 14.
(P) - William F. Gettle, worn and
haggard but unharmed, was delivered
from his kidnapers tonight in a spec-
tacular raid on a small La Crescenta+
home by sheriff's officers and po-
Acting on a tip received earlier in
the day the officers raided the house
at 4256 Rosemont Ave., La Crescenta,
north of Glendale, and arrested a
man who gave his name as Roy Wil-
liams. The second man ran from'
the house and escaped..
On a bed inside the house the of-
ficers found the Beverly Hills mil-
lionaire, who was kidnaped from his
country estate at Arcadia last Wed-
nesday midnight, following an all-
day party. Gettles lay flat on his
back, his hands down and a court-~
plaster mask over his face.
(Copyright. 1934, by the Associated Press)
TUCSON. Ariz, May 14. - (P) -
Six-year-old June Robles was found
alive today, chained in a cactus-cov-
-ered hole in the desert, and restored
without payment of ransom to the
arms of her prostrated mother.
The schoolgirl, seized by kidnapers
April 25, was ill and too weak to talk
but she quickly responded to care1
when she was brought home nine
and one-half miles from the desolate
spot where she was discovered.
Extra Activities
Aid To Student,
SasAn der son
The imnportance of the experience
and associations gained from an ac-+
tive participation in student affairs
was stressed by Prof. Henry C. An-
derson, head of the department of]
mechanical engineering and director
of student-alumni relations, before aI
meeting of the Ann Arbor branch of

the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers held in the Union last night.
With a University of Michigan
alumni body of over 70,000, estimated
to exceed the number of graduates
in any other similar institution, these
contacts made during the undergrad-
uate life prove invaluable to the stu-
dent when ie enters the outside world,
Professor Anderson stated.
A report of the student conference
of the A.S.M.E. held in Chicago April
23 and 24 was given by William Gil-
bert, Grad. At the conference the rep-
resentatives of the various branches
gave papers dealing with interesting
problems confronting the mechanical
John F. Schmidt, '35E, was elected
president of the society for the forth-
coming year. Robert Heitsch, '34E,
was elected vice-president, and Wil-
lard Carter, '34E, was elected secre-
tary-treasurer. The society is plan-
ning an inspection trip Thursday to
visit industrial plants in the Detroit
Dr. Joseph Miller Will


Naumed Union Heads

. -Photos by, Rentschler. M
Council'To Act-
On Dissolution
This Afternoon
Will Meet In Union At 5
To Decide The Fate Or
Student Government
Members of the Undergraduate
Council, student self-governing body.,
will meet at 5 p.m. today in the Union;
to decide whether or not they intend
to abolish their organization, and, if
so, what form of student government,1
if any, they will propose as a substi-
tute. Tryouts are requested to attend
the meeting.
The meeting has been called by
Gilbert E. Bursley, Council president,
who last week announced that "there
is no longer need for any form of
student government" and suggested
that all attempts at such government
be abolished for one year at least. At
the end of that time, Bursley said, "if
there is a real need for some govern-,
ing body, the need will manifest itself
in such a manner that we will know
what kind of a body the students
Bursley proposed that as a substi-
tute for an official body which was
supposed to represent the students,
and to legislate for them, a committee
of three be created, consisting of the
president of the League, the president
of the Union, and the managing editor
of the Michigan Daily.
Opinions of Council members who
have been approached on the pro-
posed change have been varied, Bur-
sley said, but a good number of the
members believe that the body as it is
now composed is not representative
and does not have the support of the
student body.
Three of the members of this year's
body, Carl iilty, Philip Singleton,
and Maxine Maynard, would continue
on the body next year if the constitu-
tion were not changed or if the entire
Council were not abolished. These
members, when interviewed last night.
gave varied opinions.
Adelphi Hlonor
A-wards To Be
.ranted Tody
Awards to the society's freshman
debaters, to its past speakers, and the
annual honor award to the man who
is considered to have done most for
the organization during the time of
his membership, will be features of the
77th annual banquet of Adelphi House
of Representatives, men's speech
club, at 7 p.m. today in the League.
The honor award for service goes

New Union
Named By Electoral Body
To Head Organization
For Coming Year
Douglas Welch To
Be Next ecretary
Six Vice-Presidents Will Be
Selected In Campus Vote
Allen D. McCombs, '35, was named
president of the Union for 1934-35 by
the electoral board of the Board of
Directors at its meeting yesterday
afternoon. At the same time Douglas
R. Welch, '35, was appointed secre-
Announcement of the decision of
the board was made by Prof. Robert
R. Rodkey, chairman.
McCombs, whose home is in De-
troit, is a member of Lambda Chi
Alpha fraternity and of Mimes, hon-
orary club of the Union opera. He
has worked in the union student or-
ganization for three years, as tryout,
lommittee member, and as co-chair-
man of the h'ouse committee. He was
recently chairman of the ticket com-
mittee for the Opera.
Welch is a member of Sphinx, Jun-
ior honorary society in the literary
college, and of Mimes. He has also
been on the Union staff for three
years, as tryout, committeeman, and
co-chairman of the publicity commit-
tee. He was co-chairman of the pro-
gram committee for the Opera. His
home is in Ionia.
Installation Banquet Next Week
The new officers will formally take
)ver their new duties at the traditional
Installation Banquet, to beheld oftt
Monday night. At this time Robert A
Saltzstein and Edward W. McCormick,
retiring president and secretary, will
officially yield their offices to the new
appointees. All me'nbers-bf the pres-
ent executive council will be present
at the banquet, as well as the vice-
presidents, sophomores, and tryouts.
Other members of the electoral
board, which was elected by the Board
of Directors from its membership, are
as follows: T. Hawley Tapping, gen-
eral secretary of the Alumni Associa-
tion; Prof. Leigh J. Young; Dr. Dean
W. Myers Frank M. King, '34M; Law-'
rence E. Hartwig, '34L; and Louis P.
Butenschoen, '34.
At the same time it was announced
that elections for the six vice-presi-
dencies will be held Thursday at times
to be named tomorrow. Vice-presi-
dents to represent students in the lit-
erary college, College of Engineering,
Medical School, Law School, School
of Dentistry, and those in combined
curricula will be elected.
Nominees Are Announced
The' nominating committee sub-
mitted the names of two men from
each of these units, to be -voted on in
the election. One will be selected from
each pair. Those chosen to run are as
follows: F4om the Medical School,
Edward Weinman and James Little;
Law School, Johr Schmieler and John
Glavin; School of Business Adminis-
tration, Edward McCormick, retiring
secretary, and James Hills; School of
Forestry and Conservation, Harvey
Smith; School of Dentistry, Milton
Converse and Jan Frowng; literary
college, Lawrence Clayton and O'Neill

Dillon; College of Engineering, John
Donaldson and Henry Felker. All the
men are juniors in their respective
schools and colleges.
The nominating committee consist-
ed of Harry Hattenbach, '34; George
Lambrecht, '34; Louis Butenschoen,
'34BAd.; John Lederle, Grad.; and
Thomas Connellan, '34.
Deadline For Petitions Thursday
Any other eligible students who
are desirous of having their names
placed on the ballot may hand in
petitions up to 10 a.m. Thursday,
Saltzstein said. Signatures of 200
members of the Union are necessary.
Former activity in the Union student
organization, while not compulsory, is
important in these positions, he said.
Saltzstein also announced the crea-
tion of the Tower Club, an honorary
adjunct to the Union's student organ-
ization. All men who have worked on
the staff as sophomores and received
their tower charms, which are
awarded at the close of the second
year on the staff, will be eligible for
election to the club. It will be made
up of juniors and seniors, and the
latter will hold officers' positions.

Lindbergh Ignores Invitation rTo
Attend Air Corps Investi'ation

(Copyright, 1934, by the Associated Press)t
WASHING'TON, May 14.-(V)-
Col. Charles A. Lindbergh has ignored
an invitation extended by the special
committee investigating the army air
corps to appear and give it any aero-
nautical data or information.
Disclosure that the famous flyer
had not replied to the committee,
headed by Newton D. Baker, wartime
secretary of war, came today as it re-
sumed sessions at the Army war col-
Members of the committee, com-
posed of nationally-known acronau-

Dern first announced formation of
the committee he asked Lindbergh to
become a member. In the heat of the
controversy then raging about Presi-.
dent Roosevelt's cancellation of com-
mercial air line mail contracts and the
Army assignment to the task, Lind-
bergh refused and attacked the Presi-
dent's air mail policy.
Clarence Chamberlin and Maj.
James Doolittle, two other famous
flyers, accepted membership on the
committee and have participated in
all sessions held here.
The committee, under Mr. Baker's
direction. has m a hde broa dnrvev

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