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WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.-(A)-
Although stamping out hope for im-
mediate cash payment of the World
War veterans' bonus, the Senate to-
day passed the Independent Offices
Appropriation Bill so amended as to
provide more than $350,000,000 of
new veterans' benefits and Federal
pay restorations.
The immediate bonus payment was
proposed in an amendment by Sen-
ator Huey P. Long, Louisiana Demo-
crat. The amendment was beaten
by a vote of 04 to 24.
If the House before passing the
bill should accept the amendments
added by the Senate, a Presidential
veto appeared probable.
Already the House had before it
a direct promise from President
Roosevelt that he would veto another
measure, the Patman Bill now pend-
ing, to provide payment now of the
veterans' bonus certificates. The text
of Mr. Roosevelt's memorandum on
the question was made public today.
Administration advocates sat si-
lently by in the Senate while the
Independent Offices Appropriations
Bill was laden with amendments that
one by one cut away the savings that
had been accomplished by last year's
Economy Act.
Without opposition, provisions were
adopted to add an estimated $45,-
000,000 for benefits to persons pre-
sumed to have been disabled by
World War service; $3,000,00 for
benefits to emergency officers; $61,-
487,000 for Spnish War veterans;
$8,000,000 for Spanish War widows.
Mimes Names
Seven Students
To Membership
Honorary Opera Club Is
Resuming Activity After
Two-Year Lapse
Sevenmen were selected yesterday
for membership in Mimes, men's
honorary d r a m a t i c. organization
largely responsible for the presenta-
tion of this year's Union Opera, ac-
cording to an announcement made
last night.
This organization, after two yars
of inactivity, has only recently re-
sumed work in order to promote the
revival of the Opera. It was first
formed from the membership of the
casts of the early Union operas, and
remained active until the presenta-
tion of "Robin Hood" in 1932.
William Brownson, Thomas K.
Connellan, '34, Henry W. Felker,
'35E, John C. Healey, '35, Thomas B.
Powers, '34, Thomas Roberts, '34, and
Robert A. Saltzstein, '34, were the
students elected to the society, John
Bunting, '36M, president,.stated.
Bunting added that at a meeting
held in January the group elected T.
Hawley Tapping, general secretary
of the Alumni Association, and Stan-
ley G. Waltz, manager of the Union,
to honorary membership. .
Mimes was first founded in 1913
as successor to the defunct Mich-
igan\ Union Opera Club, which was
composed of the membership of the
casts and committees of the early
In addition to choosing acting
members from time to time, the so-
ciety has also elected a number of
honorary members including Pres-
ident Alexander G. Ruthven, Dean
Joseph A. Bursley, Dr. Frank E. Rob-
bins, Prof. Henry C. Anderson, Prof.
Bruce M. Donaldson, Prof. Herbert
Kenyon, Prof. Paul E. Leidy, Prof.
Louis A. Strauss, Prof. O. J Camp-
bell, and Donal H. Haines.

Will Start Collection
Of Senior Dues Today
Senior Class dues will be col-
7n ^r7fn m C - m n n m a

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Is Subject of
Scott's Lecture
Government By Scientists
To Be Explained By No.
1 Technocrat Today
When Howard Scott, the nation's
No. 1 Technocrat, speaks at 8:15 p.m..
today in Hill Auditorium both stu-
dents and faculty will have a first-
hand opportunity to learn just what
Technocracy is and what it would
do for the country.
Presented by the Vanguard Club,
Scott will speak on "Technocracy:
Diagnosis and Design," one of a ser-
ies of speeches he will make through
the country in an attempt to make
familiar the concepts of Technocra-
The theory was first broached late
in 1932 as the engineering prescrip-
tion for the; economic disorder of
the country, and flourished for a
month or more, only to be disproved
by economists on the basis of unre-
liable figures then released.
It is entirely non-political, and
provided for a "government by scien-
tists, to distribute profits more equal-
ly." It proposed an income of ,$20,-
000 a year for' every worker sharing
in prodluctioni, ad'This 'oe stte
ment aroused more discussion than
most of the fundamental premises on
which Technocracy is based.
Since then the Roosevelt adminis-
tration has moved toward this goal,
but not nearly so far as Scott and
his associates would have them. In
a newspaper article last fall, Adolf
A. Berle, Jr., then one of the Pres -
dent's chief advisers, forecast a turn
to the principles of Technocracy if
the NRA failed.
Without mentioning Technocracy
by name, he pictured the changes
that might be made "if the govern-
ment were to commandeer every-
thing." He suggested that an income
of $5,000 a year for everyone would
be possible under a system whereby
the government would take charge
of the nation's productive forces.
Scott holds no brief for any type
of political action, he says. He has
been associated with engineering
projects all his life, and, as Technoc-
racy states, he foresees as inevitable
a government run by engineers.
Background of
Chemistry Here
D i s c u s s e s Development,
Growth Of Laboratory
System On Campus
Laboratory instruction in the
teaching of chemistry began in the
University in .1846 o~ 22 years after
the first laboratory instruction was
started in New York. Ten years later
the Regents voted $2,500 for the erec-
tion of a building to house the chem-
istry laboratory. It finally cost $4,500
and the then President Tapping felt
certain that it was the finest struc-
ture of its kind in the country.
These facts were brought out by
Prof. Moses Gomberg of the chem-
istry department in a talk delivered
before a regular meeting of the local
chapter of Sigma Xi, national hon-
orary society for research workers in
science, held last night. Professor

Gomberg began his career at the Uni-
versity in what is now the Pharma-
cology Building and has seen its
growth from a small, one-story struc-
ture housing 26 desks to the present
rambling building which also includes
the economics department.

Austria Sends
Many Troops
To- Riot Area'
Troop Movements Caled
A Natural Aftermath Of4
Strife By Dollfuss1
Hapsburgs' Returnt
Is Deemed Likelyf
Rumor Says Home Guard
Units Plan To March Ons
Vienna Soon1
VIENNA, Feb. 27 - (P) - Myster-
ious troop movements which have
been exciting rumors and conjecturesk
in Austria and abroad recently were
termed by Chancellor Engelbert Doll-3
fuss a "natural aftermath" of thet
civil war.
A show of strength was needed in
Upper Austria where the Socialist
uprising began two weeks ago and
apparently smouldered the longest,
Dr. Dollfuss said in a statement to
the Associated Press.
"The Austrian government," he
explained, "only ordered the move-
ment of an auxiliary corps (the Fas-
cist Heimwehr, or Home Guard) to
Upper Austria in order to maintain
public security against all possible
One of Chancellor Dollfuss' aides,
Ernst R u d i g e r von Starhemberg,
meanwhile declared that laws ban-
ishing members of the Hapsburg dy-
nasty from Austria and confiscating1
their property must be repealed.-
The question of a possible restora-v
tion of the Hapsburg dynasty, thet
Heimwehr commander said, "is al-T
most impossible to answer while wer
are in the midst of our work of re-t
construction, particularly because we(
are not sure it could be kept a purelyt
Austrian question."
Chancellor D o li f u s s said that'
"parts of Upper Austria were centerst
of riots (the civil war fighting) -t
which explains the necessity for suchf
Among rumors cirulatfng with he
departure of Home Guard units from1
Vienna late last week were several
to the effect that they planned at
march on Vienna or that the Heim-
wehr was being mobilized to protectt
the Austro-German frontier.<
Comstock And
Legislature In
Double Quarrel
Congressional Vacancy Is
Leading Issue Between
The Factions
LANSING, Feb. 27. - () - Gover-
nor Comstock and the Legislature
were at odds over two questions to-
night-the vacancy in the Third
Congressional District and the status*
of Miss Evelyn S. Mershon, State
welfare director.
The first situation developed when
the Governor sent a special message
to the Legislature asking for the
power to appoint a successor to the
late Rep. Joseph L. Hooper (Battle
Creek). Republican leaders in the

House contended the request was "an1
attempt to grab the office for a
Democrat," and that the Federal Con-
stitution requires elections to fill va-
cancies in the Federal House of Rep-
In his message the Governor set
forth that it was imperative that the
vacancy be filled immediately and
that 'great expense and delay would1
result from a special primary and

London Refuses To
Name New Street
After Anne Boleyn
LONDON, Feb. 28-(P) -A f t er
some pondering, the London County
Council has rejected suggestions that
a new street be named after Anne
Boleyn, second' wife of Henry VIII
and mother of Queen Elizabeth, and
left it to the records committee to
select the name of some person en-
tirely without blemish.
It has been the council's custom
to perpetuate the memory of historic
figuresby naming new streets after
them. When it was proposed to thus
honor Anne,'howeverDr. Emil Da-
vies quoted a declaration that "she
appealed to the less noble part of
Henry's nature, and her virtue was
not of a character to deserve the
respect of her own or subsequent
"If the name of this queen were to
be put on the road of a respectable
neighborhood," said Dr. Davies, "the
young ladies of today would be stim-
ulated to ask who she was - and who
knows what consequences might en-
McKenzie To f
Give Lecturet
Here Thursday
Will Discuss Influence Of
World Competition On
Growth Of Nationalism
Growth and distribution of popu-
lation in relation to the changing t
economic structure of modern society
will be the basis of the University lec-
ture to be given by Dr. Roderick D.
McKenzie, chairman of the depart-
ment of sociology, Thursday in Nat-
ural Science Auditorium. The title
of the lecture will be "The Territorialt
Organization of Society."
Dr. McKenzie will deal with the
subject from a world viewpoint, men-t
tionwng the strong competition be-t
tween peoples and races and the in-
fluence of this competition on growth
and rise of modern nationalism in
the nftions o the World. The prb-
lems and limitations this sets on
world social planning will then bet
taken up by the speaker.
An expert in his field of popula-
tion movement, Dr. McKenzie has
conducted a large amount of re-
search in human ecology. He was
called upon by the Presidents Com-
mittee on Social Trends to con-
tribute achapter in extensive report
on social conditions in the United
States, published in 1931. Last year
a monograph, "The Metropolitan
Community," based on Dr. McKen-
zie's report for the President's com-
mittee, was published.
Private Lands a
To Benefit By
Lumber Codes
Dean Dana Tells Students
Of Forestry School That
Advance Will Result
Marked advance in the progress of
forestry on privately owned lands is
almost certain to result from the
Code of Fair Competition for the
Lumber and Timber Products Indus-
tries, according to Prof. Samuel T.

Dana, dean of the School of Forestry,
who spoke yesterday before students
of the school on "The Operation of
the Lumber Code."
Dean Dana supported his conten-
tion by a reference to that part of
the code which declares that one of
its objectives is "to conserve forest
resources and bring about the sus-
tained production thereof."
Ample evidence of the intention of,
the industry to adopt better methods
of handling the forests than have so
far prevailed was afforded at a recent
conference in Washington called by
the Secretary of Agriculture to for-
mulate the industrial and govern-
mental measures necessary to make
this provision of the code effective
in actual practice, according to Dean
This conference, which had meet-
(Continued on Page 2)
DETROIT, Feb. 27.- (P)- The
purchase of 55,000 cases of whiskey
and gin to "give the customers the
lowest priced liquor we can get" was
announced today by Frank A. Picard,

Many Changes
Suggested In
NRA Program
Open Forum Of Criticism
On Relief Program Re-
ceives Good Response
Reforms Proposed
By Mrs. Roosevelt
Johnson Evolves 12-Point
Plan; Includes Higher
Wages, Shorter Hours
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 - (P) -
NRA got a ready response today to
its forum of self-invited criticism -
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt being
among those who suggested changes.
Hugh S. Johnson, recovery admin-
istrator, told those who had come
to complain or listen that he had a
pretty good idea of the recovery or-
ganization's defects and that he had
a 12-point program, including short-
er hours and higher wages, to remedy
With that, he listened to Joe Kiess,
spokesman for the National Furni-
ture Workers Industrial Union, tear
into the recovery unit that in the
public minds had come to be almost
synonymous with Johnson's name.
"So far as we are concerned, the
NRA has lowered our living stan-
dards," Kiess said.
At the same time, speakers from
four other rostrums were telling what
they thought was wrong with the
organization that has the Blue Eagle
for its symbol. At one the views
of Mrs. Roosevelt on the plight of
small bookstoresand groceries were
But many of those who came
through bitterly cold weather to air
grievances were s u r p r i s e d when
Johnson, turning critic himself for
the moment, outlined what he in-
tended to do to make the NRA bet-
ter - and bigger, too.
The Administrator said his plan
was aimed at a sweeping revision o
codes, and as -many reforms as pos-
sible would be put into effect through
general Presidential rulings.
Blue Law For
Liquor Sales
Starts Friday
After Tomiorrow Night All
Places Selling Beer Will
Close At Midnight
Ann Arbor's blue law liquor regu-
lation will go into effect without ex-
ception March,2, William M. Laird,
city attorney, ruled last night.
Ever since its adoption a little more
than a week ago by the Common
Council by a vote of 11 to 3, there
has been some dispute as to whether
or not the ordinance would affect
restaurant and beer garden proprie-
tors who had licenses permitting
them to sell beer until May.
All sections of the ordinance will
go into effect, with the exception
of the location clause, barring estab-
lishments from selling liquor within
500 feet of a church or school, Laird
said. That, clause, however, will be put
into effect as soon as the present
licenses expire, he pointed out.
After Thursday night all places

selling beer must close at midnight.
Also, all dancing and floor shows will
be illegal. All obstructions in front
windows must be removed, he said.
Rumors that 1he council would re-
consider the liquor ordinance at its
next meeting March 8 were con-
firmed by City Attorney Laird last
night. He indicated that some of
the more important rulings may be
rescinded. Such rulings may include
the midnight closing section, which
is in opposition to a ruling by At-
torney-General Patrick O'Brien, and
the dancing clause.
Since the opening of the state
liquor store a week ago last Saturday
west side beer gardens have sud-
denly felt a major depression of their
own. The night of the opening of
the liquor store was the worst he has
known, according to Harley Riesen,
owner of "316."
At the "Dixie" dancing and floor
shows will stop next Friday. It will
close at midnight, and will sell beer
at 5 cents a glass. Late last night
Riesen was undecided as to the steps
he would take. He said that he may

Union Opera, Wine
List Are Features
Of March Gargoyle
A probable course in connubial
relations, which may be added to the
curricula of the University of Mich-
igan, will be fully and thoroughly
discussed, both pro and con, in the
March issue of the Gargoyle, to ap-
pear for campus sale March 8.
In addition to the educational
standpoint, Gargoyle w ill devote
three pages to the Union Operas of
the past years and what they, did
for Michigan, if anything.Gargoyle's
own wine list, including choice bev-
erages of all types, will appeal to the
many sophisticates.
Thomas Cooley II, who was once
managing editor of the magazine
himself, has contributed some more
of the poetry which was so well re-
ceived in several of this year's previ-
ous numbers.
All of the regular departments
which have proved successful in other
issues will be included. Among these
are Sophisticated Lady, the com-
ments and illustrations of women's
fashions; Preposterous Person No.
12; Modern Music, the popular dis-
cussion of leading dance orchestras;
and "Our Own Clothes Horses."
The March issue will be enlarged
to include 36 pages, an increase of
12 from the last number. The format
has been changed and a new and
more distinctive type will be used.
Hockey Team
Trims London
Sextet, 4 To 2

Circular Letters
All Fraternities
Stating Action

Hell Week
Less Stric
Students Asked To Aid In
Abolition Of Objection-
able Practises
Action Is Work Of
Judiciary Council

Sent To
By Dean

Johnny Sherf Gets Three
Of Wolverine Goals On
Brilliant Solo Dashes
Led by the fast-skating Johnny
Sherf, the Wolverine hockey sextet,
turned on the steam in the second pe-
riod to score three goals and defeat
the London East six, 4 to 2.
The Canadians, who have just won
the play-offs of the London district
league, were unable to stop the Maize
and Blue forward line in this period,,
allowing Sherf to score twice on solo
iashes followed by a marker by Avon
Artz on a pass from Capt. George
The Canadians started off with a
rush in the first period as they out-
skated and out-maneuvered the Wol-
verines. Some smart goal-tending by
Johnny Jewell, however, kept the
green and White from scoring until
Artz was sent to the penalty box for
Taking quick advantage of the
extra man power, the Canadian for-
wards worked the puck past the red
line where Tom Foskett passed to
Jack Taylor who beat Jewell in 4:23.
The one goal lead of the Londoners
was short lived as Sherf took a pass
.rom George David over the red line,
rounded the opposing defense men,
and rifled the puck past Fred Bib-
3ings, the London net-minder, to tie
the score.
With the score knotted at one all,
neither team made any determined
effort to score, the play being some-
what slow. The banishment of Artz
was the only penalty during this pe-
riod to be called by Emmy Reid, last
year's Varsity captain, who refereed
the game.
The Wolverines were playing much
better hockey as the second period
opened but the Canadian defense
kept the puck out of the net for
slightly more than six minutes of play
when Sherf took the puck, circled
both London defensemen and drove
the puck by Bibbings to give the Wol-
verines a lead they never relin-
Midway in this period, Sherf again
(Continued on Page 3)
Change Sougt
For Michigan
DETROIT, Feb. 27 - (/P) - The
non-partisan judicial committee of
Michigan prepared tonight to launch
a drive to secure 160,000 signatures
by July 1 to an initiatory petition for
a change in the Constitution which
would make all judicial offices in
Michigan non-partisan.
Atty.-Gen. Patrick H. O'Brien and
Secretary of State Frank D. Fitz-
gerald have approved the form of
th a-aie _r

While still asked to "give their co-
operation" toward keeping the activi-
ties of the hell week period free from
objectionable practices, fraternity
presidents have been released from
any obligation forcing them to limit
definitely the scope of the period,
according to a circular letter which
Joseph A.Bursley, dean of students,
sent out to all houses yestrday.
The action, which was the work
of the dean and two members of a
committee of the Alumni Interfra-
ternity Council, came after several
student members of the Interfrater-
nity Council Judiciary Committee
had made a protest against the reg-
ulation. It was originally recom-
mended by the alumni in January
at a joint meeting with Senate Com-
mittee on Student Affairs.
At that time it was suggested that
no fraternity be granted permission
to have freshmen live in the chap-
ter houses unless members would
pledge themselves to confine hell
week activities within their chapter
houses and refrain from using the
The Judiciary Committee's report
had scored the idea of a compromise,
stating that it "suggested conflict be-
tween the fraternities and the admin-
istration," which feeling, the report
said, "would be harmful to the best
interests of those concerned."
House presidents were asked spe-
cifically to keep the activities free
from practices which involve physi-
cal mistreatment of initiates, public
disturbances, or the destruction of
public property, and the interference
with class work.
Objectionable practices attendant
upon hell week, according to the Ju-
diciary Committee report, "are di-
minishing and will die a natural
death" if left to themselves, whereas
"restrictive legislation will have an
opposite effect."
A similar letter was sent by the
office of the dean to other houses
which did not have freshmen in the
chapter house, explaining the situa-
tion and requesting that they co-op-
erate in the reform of certain prac-
A survey of several fraternities last
night indicated that a less rigorous
hell week from the physical stand-
point is in store for pledges in a ma-
jority of houses.
Trouble Denied
By Authorities
Early Reports Say Plane
Was Sot Down; Offi-
cials Deny Story Later
TOKYO, Feb. 28. - (Wednesday)
- W)Pi- All Japanese planes in Man-.
churia have been accounted for safe-
ly after a check-up, a War Office
spokesman said today, denying re-
ports that a military craft had been
shot down near the Manchukuo-So-
viet border.
TOKYO, Feb. 28.-(IP)- A Jap-
anese military plane was shot down
by Soviet troops near the northern
border of Manchukuo, Feb. 17; said
Rengo (Japanese) News Agency dis-
patches from Hsinking (Chang
Chun) today. The story just leaked
Dispatches said the plane was shot
down near the confluence of the
Amur and Sungari rivers. They also
reported that the crew of the plane
was killed.
Japanese military authorities ad-
mitted the plane was brought down
by gunfire, but denied that there
were any casualties.

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uletit LoU It

Of St

In Bad Debt Class
Less than seven-tenths of one per
cent of the loans made to students
by the University are classed as "bad
debts," by the cashier's office, a re-
port disclosed yesterday.
Although the total amount of such
loans is more than $840,000, only
$5,768 are at present considered un-
The first money which was granted

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