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The Weather
Fair today and 4omorrow, ex-
cept showers early today in
southeast; cool tomorrow.


Ilifr igan


Interfraternity Council Faces
A Crisis; Hour Examinations
Ask Too Much.



Student Dies
By Shooting
Self In Head
Howard Hamilton Found
Wounded In Field Near
Battle Creek Home
Succumbs 10 Hours
Later In Hospital

Discovery Of Documents Lost
300 Years Made By Prof. Ilyma

The discovery of the records of
negotiations between Holland and
England in 1613, lost for over 300
years, was announced yesterday by
Prof. Albert Hyma of the history de-
For months, Professor Hyma has
been engaged in the translation from
the original Latin of the papers drawn
by Hugo Grotius, noted seventeenth
century scholar and reputed founder
of international law, concerning the
conference in London in 1613 between
English and Dutch government offi-,
cials over the question of colonies in,
the ar East. When the negotiations
finally ended, a report was filed in
the archives of each country. The
one in Holland disappeared; the one1
in England became buried and for-
gotten in a musty record office.
In recent years, historians trying
to explain Holland's supremacy in the
East for the 200 years between 1600
and 1800 have been baffled. The re-

ports of the conference at London,
their only reliable source of informa-
tion had disappeared. It remained for
Professor Hyma, a recognized author-
ity on Dutch history, to hit upon the
the idea of searching through British
archives in quest of the long-sought
He decided upon this method, he
says, after reading a book on Grotius'
correspondence, published in 1926, in
which that great scholar listed the
titles and the first two words of each
document drawn up in that historic
conference of 1613. At that time the
original documents were sought for,
but in vain.
The story surrounding that confer-
ence more than 300 years ago, as told
by Profesosr Hyma, is absorbing. Hol-
land nearly supreme in the East, the
Dutch East Indian Company wanted
a monopoly with the Chinese and Jap-
anese trade. But so did the English
East India Company. That section of
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Suicide Believed Due
Strain Of Study For
Final Examinations


Funeral services will be held today
for Howard E. Hamilton, '35, Battle
Creek, who died at 7:15 p.m. Sat-
urdaykat the Leila Hospital there, apr
proximately 10 hours after he had
shot himself through the head with a
.22 calibre target rifle while in a field
near his home.
Fear that a cloud was forming over
his "usually keen brain," due to the
strain of study for final examinations,
was believed to have caused his sui-
Athough a junior in scholastic
ranking, Hamilton was a freshman on
the University campus, having spent
his first' two years at Battle Creek
Junior College.
Friends characterized him as an
introverted type, being both quiet and
Was "B" Student
Hamiton maintained a B average
at Battle Creek Junior College and a
checkup here showed that during the
falJ semester he maintained a slightly
better than B average .
Three weeks ago, during a workout
at the Intramural building, Hamil-
ton fell from a set of parallel bars.
He was taken to the Health Service
and treated for a bruised back by
Dr. John V. Fopeano, who stated
yesterday that the injury was not
considered serious but that Hamilton
seemed so perturbed over the minor
injury that he 'was kept under ob-
servation at the University Hospital
for a week. He was released a week
ago, according to Dr. Fopealid, on the
condition that he report back the next
day for another examination. He
failed to show up and despite a post-
card request continued to stay away
from the Health Service.
Friday afternoon he returned to
Battle Creek unexpectedly, riding
with a classmate who was driving
Arising about 9 a.m. Saturday,
Hamilton told his mother that he
was going for target practice, a pas-
time of which he was fond. He took
a small repeating rifle and a small
supply of cartridges.
From his home it is apparent that
he walked north out of town to a de-
serted field behind the detention
home in Battle Creek.
Stopping on a side-hill he evi-
dently placed the muzzle of the gun
against the right side of his head and
fired. The bullet entered just above
the right ear and lodged in his brain.
Found By Girls
He was found by two young girls
who, thinking him dead, called Ray-
mond Demott, a worker in a nearby
gravel pit. Demott, finding Hamilton
still alive, rushed him to the hospital.
At the Leila Hospital an emergency
operation was performed in an at-
tempt to save his life. He died Sat-
urday night without gaining con-
A note addressed to his parents was
found lying beside him.
It read: "Dead Mother and Dad:
I am sorry to bring you this grief, but
it was the only way for me. Howard."
A postscript was added, saying,
"Nothing disgraceful will be found
in my conduct."
Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton viewed the
tragedy with reserve. Both were of
the opinion that their son had worked
himself into an abnormal state as the
result of his accident.
Professor Beutler
To Lecture Today
Prof. Ernst Beutler, curator of
Goethe Haus, a museum of the Freies
Deutsches Hochstift in Frankfort,
Germany, wil deliver a lecture in Ger-
man on "Das Werden von Goethes
Faustdichtung im Wandel seiner Wel-
tanschauung" today at 4:15 p.m. in
Natural Science Auditorium.
The translated title of Prof. Beut-
ler's lecture is "The Evolution of
Goethe's Faust Drama in Light of

His Changing Philosophy." The Freies
Deutsches Hochstift, of which the
Goethe Haus is a part, was founded

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Daily, 'Ensian
Business Staff
P('sitions Filled
Ward Named Daily Credit
Manager; Jane Basset IT
Women's Manager
Appointments of members of the
business staff of The Daily and of
the women's business manager of
the Michiganensian were announced
last night by Russell B. Read, '35, and
Robert J. Henoch, '35, business man-
agers of the respective publications.
Robert S. Ward, '35, Detroit, was
named to the position of credit man-
ager of The Daily for the coming
year by Read. Ward has served for
three years on the business staff of
the paper, in addition to being a
member of Sphinx, Alpha Nu, and Al-
pha Delta Sigma, honorary profes-
sional advertising society, of which
organization he is'vice-president. He
is also a member of Theta Delta Chi
fraternity,. .
Henoch selected Mary E. O'Brien,
'35, Detroit, to serve as women's busi-
ness manager of the yearbook. Miss
O'Brien is a member of Kappa Alpha
Theta sorority. She has worked on
the 'Ensian for three years.
Read also appointed Jane B. Bas-
sett, '35, Ann Arbor, as women's busi-
ness manager of The Daily for 1934-
35. She is a member of Alpha Phi
sorority and has been a member of
The Daily staff for three years.
Departmental managers of The
Daily who were named by Read are:
Joseph Rothbard, '36, Indianapolis,
contracts manager; John Ogden, '36,
Landsdowne, Pa., local advertising
manager; Bernard J. Rosenthal, '36,
Chicago, service manager; Cameron
Hall, '36, Adrian, accounts mana-
ger; Meigs W. Bartmess, '36, Spring-
field, Mass., circulation manager; and
George H. Atherton, '36, Scarsdale,
N. Y., classified advertising manager.
Henoch stated that the remainder
of his staff appointments would be
made sometime later during the week.
Meat Industry
Strike Is Seen
As Possibility
A strike in the meat industry of
Ann Arbor in the near future was re-
vealed as a possibility at a meeting of
the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and
Butchers Workers of North America
last night in the Labor Hall.
The immediate demands of the
union are for a meeting between
the committeerappointed by the Ann
Arbor Wholesale and Retail Grocers'
and Meat Dealers' Association and
labor representatives.
If this request is refused, picketing
not only will continue in front of the
Weber and Steeb Meat Market, but
will also be taken up before the other
meat markets in the city, it was said.
It was further determined that, if this
failed to produce the desired results,
a general strike in the meat business
here would be called.
Among those who attended the
meeting were several members of the
National Student League and the
Vanguard Club, who took their turns
as pickets yesterday. Included in this
group were Maurice Wilsie, Grad.,
Kendall Wood, '34, and Edward Chey-
fitz, '34. Wood promised the men stu.
dent support until vacation.
Gf l, T.,d Y 'rp f rpf, l

City Sees Hottest
May In 23 Years;
Relief Felt At Last
In the midst of a three-day heat
wave making this the hottest May
since 1911, Ann Arbor found relief last
Official reports, based on record-
ings of the University Observatory,
give the highest temperatures since
Saturday as follows: Saturday, 89;.
Sunday, 90.1; Monday, 90.
In 1911, the temperature here on
May 27 reached 94.6, the Observatory
reports, and on one or two other days
in May of that year thermometer
readings registered over 90.
The prediction for cooler weather
with possible showers, received here
from the U. S. Naval Observatory at
Arlington late yesterday, was verified
by the cool, refreshing rain last night.
Aldermen Pass
Fiscal Budget
For Next Year
Ann Arbor's fiscal budget for the
year 1934-1935 was passed last night
by the Common Council at its regular
meeting, 14-1, climaxing long weeks
of work by the budget committee
under the direction of Ad. Leigh
Issues that were expected to have
created opposition to the passage of
the budget were smoothly disposed of,
when a resolution to have the city
pay for the telephones of those alder-
men who needed such service, intro-
duced by Ald. Max Krutsch, passed,
The report of the Board of Water
Commissioners, in which an estimate
was offered for softening and filter-
ing plants for Ann Arbor water both
for the present source of supply and
for a proposed Huron River source,
was ordered printed and distributed
for study to the aldermen..
Two measures affecting the liquor
control passed their final readings
last night. An "Enabling Act," to al-
low for the enforcement of the State
Street liquor prohibition, and an ex-
tension in the unrestricted area for
the sale of liquor, to include Huron
Street, between Fourth and Fifth Ave-
nues, were passed.
Band To Take Part
In Lantern Night
Wednesday night's outdoor concert
by the Varsity Band, the second in the
annual May series, will be given on
the north terrace of the Women's
Athletic Building instead of on the
bandstand near the General Library,
it was announced yesterday.
The concert, which is expected to
last about an hour, will be part of the
program to entertain patrons and
spectators at the Lantern Night ex-
ercises. A temporary platform will be
erected, extending the terrce to ac-
commodate the 75-piece band, which
will be again under the direction of
a group of student conductors.
Following the concert, the lantern-
lit march will begin on the terraces
leading down to Palmer Field.
Police Issue Warning
Against Two 'M4ashers'
It has been reported to the Uni-
versity authorities that two men
have been accosting women stu-
dents on North University Avenue

Program For
Senior Sing
Is Announced
Will Sing 11 Numbers In
Front Of The Library At
7:15 P.M._Today
Song Sheets To Be
Distributed To All
Traditional Event Will Be
Led By The Varsity Glee
Club Group
The full program of the '34 Senior
Sing, which will take place at 7:30
p.m. today in front of the Library,
was announced yesterday by Bernard
E. Konopka, '34, chairman of the
committee in charge of arrangements.
Eleven songs have been included in'
the program. They are as follows:
"Laudes Atque Carmina," "Goddess
of the Inland Seas," "College Days,"
"Varsity," "When Night Falls, Dear,"
"Bum Army," "In College Days,"
" 'Tis of Michigan We Sing," "I Want
To Go Back To Michigan," "The Vic-
tors," and "The Yellow and Blue."
Mimeographed sheets containing
these selections will be distributed to
the audience, and it is expected that
those present will sing as a group.
The Varsity Glee Club, under the di-
rection of Warren H. Mayo, '36E, will
lead the audience.
The Sing has been arranged by the
Varsity Glee Club in co-operation
with the Undergraduate Council.Ko--
nopka, Gilbert E. Bursley, '34, and
Warren H. Mayo, '34, are on the ar-
rangement committee.
The Senior Sing has been a tra-
ditional event at the close of each
year, and was held regularly until
1931. The '34 Sing will constitute a
revival of the event on the campus.
Plans for the revival took form a
number of weeks ago when a group
of administration members and stu-
dents t'htohht, uP the idea of rejuve-
nating the event. Konopka said that
the success of the Sing will depend
on the number of students who turn
In case of rain the Sing will be held
Thursday at the same time. Seniors
are not to wear caps and gowns.
New Officers For
S.C.A. Announced
Appointments to the Student
Christian Association cabinet were
announced today by Russell Ander-
son, '36, new president of. the or-
ganization. All but three appoint-
ments have been made and the others
will be announced next week.
Walter Pliess, Jr., '37, will be the
business chairman of the organiza-
tion and Lawrence Quinn, '36, chair-
man of freshman work and secretary
of the association. Other members
of the new cabinet are: Justin Cline,
'36, forums and speakers; Betty Ev-
ans, '35, recreation; Gilbert Ander-
son, '36, sociology chairman; William
Barndt, t'37, religious work; Irving
F. Levitt, '36, publicity; William O.
Warner, '35, extension and deputa-
tion; Patricia Woodman, vice-presi-
dent; and Gail Duffendock, secretary.
The following names were omitted
Sunday from the list of those ap-

pointed to the literary college honor
guard: Grafton Sharpe, Cyrus Huling,
Alvin Piper, and Noel Turner.

Council Vote
Planned On
Will Decide On Adoption
Of Revised Document In
Union At 7:30 P.M.
Designed To Give
Group More Power
Article Tries To Reduce
'Faculty Influence'; Must
Have Senate Approval
The Interfraternity Council con-
troversy, under fire for the past
month, will come to a head at 7:30
p.m. today in the offices of the Coun-
cil at the Union, when representa-
tives of all fraternities will meet to
vote on the revised constitution, de-
signed to vest moredpower in the
Council itself and reducing the fac-
ulty and alumni membership on the
Executive Committee, successor to the
old Judiciary Committee.
If the foregoing resolutions are
passed by -the Council, they will go
to the Senate Committee on Student
Affairs for the approval of that body.
Alvin H. Schleifer, '35, recently ap-
pointed asdthe secretary of the Coun-
cil, succeeding Maxwell Gail, Jr., '34,
stated yesterday that the student
members of the old Judiciary Com-
mittee met yesterday to nominate
three candidates for the presidency of
the Council.f
Lessens 'Faculty In'terference'f
The members of the Judiciary Com-
mittee are Bethel B. Kelley, '34,
Charles Jewett, '34, Robert N. Show,
'34, Lee C. Shaw, '35, and David De-
Weese, '34. The nominees selected by
this group will be voted on at the
open meeting tonight.
As a means of reducing "faculty
influence" on the Excutive Commit-
tee, the members of the special com-
mittee, who drew up the new resolu-
tions, provided an article which re-
duced faculty representation on the
Committee from three to two and the
number of alumni members on .the
body from three to two.
The voting ratio on the Executive
Committee is thus changed from six
to five against the students to five to
three in favor of the students, since
the custom of picking five representa-
tives from the five fraternity divisions
will be continued.
Presidnts May Get Power
If the new resolutions are passed,
power will be concentrated in the
hands of the fraternity house presi-
dents in lieu of a provision which'
"At any meeting of the Council, five
members may call for a vote of confi-
dence on the president and the stig
dent members of the Executive Com-
mittee-" A further provision states
.that in case they lose a vote of con-
fidence by a majority, such a ma-
jority to consist of at least 15 members
of the Council, they shall be auto-
matically ousted.
Another provision states that the
minutes of the organization shall be
available in the offices of the Coun-
cil and are open to the inspection at
any time to house presidents who are
members of the Council.
To Discuss Rushing Tax
The Dean of Students and the sec-
retary-treasurer of the Council are ex-
officio members of the Executive Com-
mittee without vote,'except that in
case of a tie the Dean of Students may
cast a ballot.
The new rushing uax will also be
discussed and voted on at the meet-
ing. This tax provides that every

freshman wishing to be rushed to a
fraternity must pay to the Interfra-
ternity Council a tax of 50 cents.

Officers Elected
Tower Club;
Hold Meeting

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Death Keeps
Famed Editor
From Reunion

Noted Editor Dies

Willis J. Abbot, '84L, Dies
One Month Before Class
Celebration Here
Michigan's law class of '84 will call
the dwindling roll once more at their
50th anniversary celebration during
the dedication of the Law Quad-,
rangle June 15, but Willis J. Abbot,,
who had been planning to attend the
reunion, will not answer.
Aged 71, the famed editor and au-;
thor died unexpectedly last Saturday
at his home in Brookline, Mass., less
than a month from the time when he
would have once more mingled with
his former classmates and recalled his
days as a student on Michigan's cam-,
In a letter written recently to his,
son, Waldo Abbot director of Uni-
versity broadcasting, he expressed the
hope that he would be able to make
the trip here from Massachusetts, but
did not complain of failing health.
Members of his class may well
mourn his absence, for he was one of
Michigan's most famous products.
Graduated in '84 from the Law School,
he turned to journalism as his life
work and advanced rapidly, becoming
managing editor of the Chicago Times
in 1892.
But his greatest fame was earned
as managing editor of the world-wide
Christian Science Monitor, which he
brought to prominence during his
tenure from 1921 to 1927. When an
editorial board was substituted for the
editorship, he became one of the mem-
bers and remained in that position
until his death.
As a journalism he also became
known as a writer on political sub-
jects, interviewing such figures as
Mussolini, Lord Cecil, and Gustave
Streseman, the driving force in Ger-
many immediately'folowing the Ver-
sailles treaty. He conducted a column
on political events, and was also the
author of a series of American his-
torical novels, dealing with the early
wars of the United States.
His most recent book, "Watching
the World Go By," an autobiography,
was published in 1933, and received
much favorable comment from re-
Engage Boston
Symphony For
1934-35 Season
Group Will Make Fourth
Annual Appearance In
Choral Union Series
Contracts have been executed pro-
viding for the appearance of the Bos-
ton Symphony Orchestra, under the
distinguished conductor Dr. Serge
Koussevitzky, in the 1934-35 Choral
Union Series next season, according
to &. wire received from Dr. Charles
A. Sink, president of the School of
Music, who has been in New York to
complete the arrangements for the
season's program.
The orchestra will appear with its
full strength of over 100 players. This
will mark the fourth annual appear-
ance of the Boston organization in
the Choral Union series and will be
its only appearance in Michigan dur-
ing the season.
Dr. Koussevitzky, who has been the
conductor of the orchestra for the
past eight years, is recognized as one
of the outstanding musicians of the
country. His programs have always

Union Men
Professor Leidy Speaks
To Group; Saltzstein Is
Name Members Of
Executive Council

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For New

Student officials of the Union for
1934-35, including the president and
secretary, the vice-presidents, and
members of the executive council,
were inducted last night at the an-
nual Installation Banquet at the Un-
ion, which was attended by nearly
100 faculty men and students.
Former-President Robert A. Saltz-
stein, '34, acted as toastmaster and
introduced the speakers. Prof. Paul
A. Leidy of the Law School, a mem-
ber of the Union board of directors,
gave the principal address.
Allen D. McCombs, '35, and Douglas
R. Welch, '35, new president and sec-
retary, respectively, also talked brief-
ly, The six vice-presidents, Who were
installed as members of the board of
directors for next year, are: Lawrence
G. Clayton, '35, Henry W. Felker,
'35E, John E. Glavin, '35L, Milton J.
Converse '35D, James C. Hills'35BAd
and Edward B. Weinman, '35M.
New Executive Council
The list of members of the new
executive council was released im-
mediately after the dinner by Mc-
Combs. Morton A. Alshuler, '36, Rob-
ert W. Atkins, '36, James M. Bark-
dull, '36, Robert P. Cole, '36, Jaines
C. Cook, '36, William R. Dixon, '36,
W. Nesbitt Haas, '36, Robert S. John-
son '36, Tkomas H. Kleene, '36, John
C. McCarthy, '36, Elwood M. Mor-
gan, '36E, Wencel A. Neumann, Jr.,
'36E, Harold A. Strickland, '36E, How-
ard W. Underwood, Jr., '36E, and
Nathan A. Wertheimer, '36, were
chosen to head the committees of the
executive council.
Saltzstein announced the forma-
tion of The Tower Club, which will
include in its membership all men
rceiving charms for Union service.
He added that only seniors would be
eligible to hold offices in the organ-
Sophomores Win Charms
The members of the student or-
ganization who were awarded sopho-
more service charms, and, therefore,
automatically became charter mem-
bers, were: Irving F. Levitt, '36, Vau-
die V. Vandenberg, '36, Orville L.
Cluck, '36, Irving Auslander, '34,
George P. Wanty, '36, Price S. Innes,
'36E, Edward G. -Begle, '36, Norman
F. Smith, '36, William G. Nicolls, '36,
Donald M. Ralston, '36E, Ralph Sid-
man, '36, Grove R. Ginder, '36, Mil-
ton A. Kramer, '36, Lawrence E.
Quinn, '36, William 0. Wagenseil,
'36E, Edward Hutchinson, '36, Rus-,
sell H. Coward, '36, DeWitt C. Sny-
der, '36, John J. Macken, '36, Joel P.
Newman, '36, and Edward H. Litch-
field, '36.
John A. Perkins, '36, Russell L.
Runquist, '36, Edward S. Stagg, '36,
D. William Smith, '36, Wililam L. Le-
vis, '36, Frederick A. Mitchell, '36,
Strickland, Dixon, Haas, Neumann,
Johnson, Underwood, Alshuler, Mc-
Carthy, Cook, Cole, Morgan, Wer-
theimer, Atkins, and Barkdull also
received charms.
Club Officers Elected
Officers of the club for next year,
as elected after the dinner by the
membrs of the old executive council
and former vice-presidents are O'Neill
L. Dillon, '35, president; Dexter M.
Goodier, '35, vice-president; John B.
Donaldson, '35E, secretary; Alexander
M. McPherson, '35, treasurer.
Members of the executive council
for the past year also received service
charms. Melvin J. Kempner, Jr., '35,
Lewis Kearns, '35, Richard Shoupe,
'35, William J. Isaacson, '35, James
P. Wallace, '35, John C. Healey, '35,
Goodier, McCombs, Welch, Dillon
Felker, Donaldson, McPherson, and
Clayton were recipients of the tokens.
Eight students and faculty men
were given charms for service to the
Union during the past year. They
were: Prof. Leigh J. Young of the
forestry school, Regent E. C. Shields,
John S. Howland, '34, Hugh D. Grove,
'34E, Lawrence E. Hartwig, '34L,
Frank A. King, '34M, Howard R.
Woodruff, '34D, and Louis P. Buten-
schoen, '34BAd.
Dean of Students Joseph A. Burs-

ley, member of the board of direr-
I frq nrpg,pcfl fattlA ol alfor their

Life-Long Love Of The Dance
Revealed By Doris Humphrey

"Dancing has been my life," rem-
inisced Doris Humphrey, brilliant
American dancer, who is performing
with Charles Weidman in the Dra-
matic Season. "I have studied under
masters from coast to coast," she
continued, "and even attempted
Oriental rhythms when making a tour
of the East with the Denishawn Dane-
Miss Humphrey sat relaxed on her
dressing room chair. She looked a
little fatigued, but she had just fin-
ished the gay Burlesca by Boss and
the stage had been lighted by power-
ful spots. Her thick brown hair fell

the New York Times, have worked in-
Modern dance, as Miss Humphrey
and Mr. Weidman conceive it, is prin-
cipally concerned with abstraction;
and movement rather than sentimen-
tal ideas and steps. Any part of the
body capable of movement should be
used in dancing, states Mr. Weidman.
This team has done much to revolu-
tionize the dancing in elaborate mu-
sical revues. They create their own
compositions. Besides appearing as
soloists in the New York Theatre
Guild production of Moliere's "As
Husbands Go," they have trained
groups of men and women for such
productions as "Americana" and "As
Thousands Cheer."

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