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The Weather
Cloudy and warmer Thurs-
day, possibly rain at night and
on Friday.

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VOL. XLIV No. 107

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1934

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Spring Parley
Permanence
Is Emphasized
Officials Hope To Make A
Stenographic Report Of
All Proceedings
Student Volunteers
Requested To Assist
First Session Of Parley Is
To Open Tomorrow At
4 P. M. In Union
Proposals to emphasize the perma-
nent aspects of the Spring Parley,
which will open tomorrow for its sec-
ond annual three-day session, held
uppermost position in discussion yes-
terday of campus groups interested
and of the executive council.
Officials hoped to be able to take
a complete stenographic account of
proceedings during the Parley, and
aIo, to make available some sort
of summary of the whole. Patricia
Woodward, '35, who took a partial
record last year which has proved of
considerable value as a reference
source, will again be in charge of the
work.
Student volunteers will be asked to
aid Miss Woodward in the work, and
an attempt is being made to get jobs
for one or more assistants approved
under the FERA student work plan.
In addition to obtaining a perma-
nent record, those working on the
Parley are especially anxious this
year to see that some of the smaller
discussion 'groups interested in prob-
lems in a more specific field be con-
tinued through the year.
No continuation committee will be
appointed until after the Parley, it
was decided, but representatives of
campus groups will meet later to de-
termine more definitely as to the
value of the permanent record and
what can be done to continue the
Parley itself next year.
The first session of the Parley will
open at ,4 p. m Friday in the Union,
followed by another general session
that i'ight, smaller group meetings
Saturday afternoon and evening, and
a concluding general session Sunday
morning.
Certain questions willnbe intro-
duced at the first session to start
discussion, with members of the fac-
ulty panel answering in not more
than five-minute talks. Longer talks
on the part of either faculty or stu-
dents will be discouraged, since the
intention is for a purely question-
and-answer group.
Winifred Bell, 37, was elected per-
manent secretary.
Continue Sale
Of 'Ensians On
Campus Today
Students will have a further op-
portunity to purchase 1934 'Ensians
with the continuation of the campus
sale today, according to an announce-
ment made last night by Arend Vyn,
'34, business manager.
Vyn stated that the yearbook may
be purchased by the payment of $4.50
outright, or on the installment plan
with a $1 down payment. This is
practically the last opportunity stu-
dents will have to buy the book by
this plan inasmuch as they will be re-

quired to pay the entire amount in a
lump sum after spring vacation.
The editorial staff has already de-
cided on a cover and cover design
for this year's issue with brown as
the featured color. A display, which
has been stationed in a window of
Slater's book store, shows the cover
and replicas of typical pages to be
found in the yearbook.
Alpha Nu Discusses
Air Mal Contracts
Members of Alpha Nu aired their
views on the question of the Roose-
velt administration's abrupt cancel-
lation of air mail contracts in an
open discussion led by Leo Walker,
'34, vice president of the society, last
night.
Opinions sanctioning and disap-
proving the air mail policy were even-
ly divided. Among views brought out
were that the reason for the cancel-
lation was to bring home the fact
that the U. S.'air force was poorly
equipped; that the contracts were

Comolex Legal Problems Under
Consideration By Law Faculty

Tangled phases of the laws which
have grown up around the motor
transport industry and its relations
with other angles of interstate com-
merce, preparation of codes of legal
procedure for Michigan and Illinois
courts, and many other legal prob-
lems are being considered by the fac-
ulty of the Law School since the Le-
gal Research Library was completed.
According to the annual report of
President Alexander G. Ruthven,
which discusses the work being car-
ried on, funds made available for
research by William W. Cook, donor
of the library, have enabled this type
of work to be accomplished with the
new facilities.
Motor transport laws throughout
the nation are being surveyed by
Prof. E. Blythe Stason, with special
references to licensing, taxation, reg-
ulation, and the variations in these
practices in different parts of the
country. The study is expected to
throw needed light on a rapidly-
growing industry whose legal fea-
tures interlock with railroad busi-

ness and are of great importance in
interstate trade.
Preparation and support of codes
of legal procedure for Michigan and
Illinois courts has been the work of
Prof. Edson R. Sunderland.
The early legal history of Michi-
gan, through Territory days to state-
hood, has never been fully recorded,
according to Dean Henry M. Bates,
of the Law School, and so an im-
portant study of it is being con-
ducted by Prof. William W. Blume.
A large collection of materials which
had never before been published or
made the basis of publication was
made available to the school for the
study by the State Supreme Court
and the Michigan Historical Associa-
tion. Included in the collection are
a number of files of cases decided in
the Territorial and early State courts,
and said to be of great significance
in the study.
Prof. John B. Waite made a study
of the code of criminal procedure
drafted by the American Law Insti-
tute, especially in relation to Michi-
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Fire Damages
Vanguard Club
Rooming House
Damage Is Estimated At
$1,000; Headquarters Is
Moved To New Location
Fire which destroyed ;portions of
the roof of the 'Vanguard Club co-
operative rooming house at 614 Mon-
roe St. at noon yesterday caused
damage estimated at nearly $1,000
and caused 10 students residing at
the house to move to new quarters.
The blaze, attributed to defective
wiring, broke out in the attic. Fire-
men, handicapped by inadequate en-
trances to the attic, were unable to
control the fire for over half an
hour. A large part of the damage was
caused by water.
The students who have been com-
pelled. to move.,are Kendall Wood,'3 4,
president of the Vanguard Club; Kar-
tar Gill, Grad., Joseph Feldman, '37,
Paul Stanchfield, Grad., Arthur Well-
man, '36, Manohar Khorana, Grad.,
and Ren-Bing Chen, Grad.
New quarters for the club and for
the roomers have been secured at
1505 South University Ave., according
to Wood. Members of the club worked
all yesterday afternoon moving their
belongings, none of which were se-
verely damaged, and were in the new
location by nightfall. Because of the
fire, however, a banquet planned for
Howard Scott, technocrat lecturer,
was not held.a
Fire Chief Charles J. Andrews re-
ported that the fire was caused by
defective wiring. City engineer. G.
H. Sandenburgh, it is said, was to
have inspected the wiring fixtures of
the residence this morning.
The Monroe Street house is owned
by Osias Zwerdling, 538 Church St.
The damage is covered byinsurance.
Sunday Library To
e Council's Topic
Possibility of collecting funds to
keep the Library open on Sundays
will be discussed at a meeting of the
Undergraduate Council at 5 p. m. Fri-
day in the Union, it was announced
yesterday by Gilbert E. Bursley, pres-
ident.
Several other matters will come up
for discussion, but the library issue
is to be the main question. All tryouts
for the Council were urged to attend
the meeting, as cards will be given
out at that time identifying them
as Council workers.

One Good Turner
Deserves Anotiher,

Experience

Shows

Necessity is apparently the frater-
nity brother of invention.
Tuesday night Noel D. Turner, '34,
house manager of Phi Kappa Sigma
fraternity, began to grow worried.
The coal bin was almost empty, and
the coal company which contracts to
keep the Phi Kappa Sigmas warm
had been very negligent in its deliv-
eries. Repeated telephone calls to the
company were of no avail, and it
became apparent by bedtime Tuesday
that the fire would go out during
the night if something were not
done.
The house manager ruffled his
curly black locks and pondered the
question, for he knew that the mor-
tality rate among house managers is
exceedingly high when the brothers
are not happy or comfortable.
Finally Turner's resourceful brain
triumphed., .Freshmen were -ha ti;
routed out of bed and armed with
bushel baskets. Two neighboring fra-
ternities and two sororities - Sigma
Alpha Epsilon, Theta Chi, Gamma
Phi Beta, and Kappa Alpha Theta
- were called and besought to lend
Turner some fuel for the night. The
amateur coal men charged out of the
house and returned in a few min-
utes with several bushels of coal-
though it had taken some persuasion
at the two sororities before the men'
could get in after closing hours.
Yesterday morning the coal com-
pany appeared on the scene with a
full order of coal, the Phi Kappa
Sigmas are snug in their big brick
house, and some freshmen will have
to haul coal back to four other
Greek-letter houses.
Give President
Power To Set
Arms Embargo
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.-(P)-
The Senate today passed the House
bill authorizing the President, in co-
operation with other nations, to em-
bargo shipments of arms to belliger-
ents.
The objections to the proposal on
the ground that it compromised
America's neutrality were removed
with an amendment applying the em-
bargo impartially to all parties.
The bill goes back to the House
for acceptance of the change. The
proposal, approved without debate or
a record vote, was passed by the
House last session.

Squire's Talk
Ends Speech
Series Tody
'Famous Crin inals I Have
Known' To Be Topic Of
Sing SiiigPhysician
Bases Talk On Own
Experience In Job
le Discusses Personalities
Who Have Completely
Baffled Police
Dr. Amos O. Squire will close this
season's Oratorical Association lec-
ture series at 8 p. m. today in Hill
Auditorium when he presents an in-
timate discussion on "Famous Crim-
inals I Have Known."
In his capacity as chief physician
of Sing Sing Prison, Dr. Squire has
come to be looked upon by criminals
as one in whom they may confide. It
is said that they speak to him as
to no one else of their troubles, their
hopes, their sins, and their lives.
He is purported to know the inner-
most reaches of their secret selves.
As one of the last men whom the
condemned criminal sees before be-
ing strapped in the electric chair he
gets the last words of the criminal.
his lecture tonight will be based
on personal experiences and intimate
contacts with inmates of New Yorka
state's oldest penal institution, an
experience which has enabled him,
in the last 20 years to compile many
interesting statistics and draw sig-
nificant conclusions as to the under-
lying causes of crime.
Many are the praises that have
been sung of Dr. Squire's lectures by
enthusiastic audiences. He is said
to possess an excellent delivery, and
interspersed with the sad and mor-
bid accounts of the condemned crim-
inal will be the many entertaining
accounts of the personalities that so
baffle the police.
The personalities, human side-
lights, and amusing. anecdotes of
ome, of the ollywg ell-known
crimiinals will be treated by 'Dr.
Squire tonight; Roland B. Molineaux,
(Continued on Page 6)
Dr. McKenzie
To Lecture On
Society To day'
Dr. Roderick D. McKenzie, chair-
man of the sociology department, will
speak on "The Territorial Organiza-
tion of Society" at 4:15 p. m. to-
day in Natural Science Auditorium.
The lecture is one in a series by
University faculty members.
The growth and distribution of
population in relation to the chang-
ing economic structure of modern
society will be the basis of the lec-
ture, which will deal with the sub-
ject from a world viewpoint. Men-
tion will be madeof the strong com-
petition between the different na-
tions and races, and the influences
of this competition on the growth
and rise of nationalism.
Dr. McKenzie will also bring up
the subject of social planning and
the problems and limitations that
have obstructed its growth with the
rise of nationalistic feeling in the
world.

Former Senator's Son
Admits Accepting Bribe
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28. -UP)-
Ernest W. Smoot testified today to a
Senate committee that he was paid
$13,000 for handling publicity for a
favorable beet sugar tariff during
1929 when he was serving as clerk
of the Senate Finance Committee and
his father as chairman of the com-
mittee, was directing the Hawley-
Smoot tariff bill.
Altogether, Smoot said, he received
more than $19,750 from various pri-
vate individuals and companies in
1929 for representing them. He also
testified he received an additional
$2,500 for serving in 1930 and 1931
the Western Air Express, which ob-
tained an airmail contract. He said
he represented the company in some
of the negotiations, and there was
other testimony that his father, the
former Senator from Utah, had dis-
cussed the matter with former Post-
master-General Brown.
Frosh Frolic Tickets

Popular Vote On East Side
Beer Recommended By City
Common Council Members

Scott Declares
Technocracy
Is Not A Fad

Predicts It Will Become
Economically Workable '
In A Few Years
Definitely contradicting the pop-
ular conception of Technocracy as a
passing fad, Howard Scott, prime
leader of the movement, who spoke
last night in Hill. Auditorium on
"Technocracy: Diagnosis and De-
sign," declared that in "a few years
a sufficiently large number of people
will embrace the tenets of Technoc-
racy to make it economically work-
able.
"Such a movement will be engen-
dered," Scott believes, "because the
credit system, inextricably tied tothe
present capitalistic system, can no
longer provide workers with jobs." In Dr. Amos O. Squire, consulting
support of this contention he cited physician of Sing Sing Prison, will
statistics showing total unemploy- speak at 8 p. m. today in Hill Audi-
ment at nearly 14 million, and stated torium on "Famous Crimnals I Have
that technological improvements Known.
would undoubtedly increase this
number in the future. Faculty Men
In a discussion of current politics, 93 Factsaduhatye rugeeidi
vidualism" of Herbert Hoover led to Give 442 Talks
the New Deal of President Roosevelt.
"In a like measure," he continued,
"the New Deal will lead to the for- D in. 9 2
mation of the Technocratic state, be-
cause under no political set-up can
the administration continue pouring Report Indicates Greatest
capital into a faltering credit system Interest Was In Parent
without the inevitable result of a dtion
completed break-down."EducatiOn Programs
According to Scott, North .Amer-Attlo 3,0 esn i h
ica is the only continent sufficientlyA total of 131,600 persons in the
self-sustaining to set up such a Tech- State heard 93 members of the Uni-
nocratic state. Under that system, versity faculty give 442 lectures dur-
which he says will come about when ing 1932-33, according to the annual
most workers become dissatisfied with report of Dr. W. D. Henderson, direc-
"present economic insecurity," he en- tr of the University Extension Di-
visages a government embracing the vision.
whole of the continent, entirely di-
rected by engineers and free from any 193233hreprof Presient Alexander
profit motive.13-3rpr fPrsdn lxne
Under Technocratic government G. Ruthven, also list 195 communities
all industry would be nationalized,all that these emissaries visited.Parent-
workers would be paid $20,000 a year education courses which were organ-
the whole of their lives, provision ized in Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Wy-
would be made for workers past their andotte, and St. Johns attracted a
years of productive capacity, and attendance of 5,000
there would be no such thing as sav- Between 400,000 and 500,000 people,
ing, since a year's pay would have to the largest audience of the Exten-
be spent during that year. sion Division, listened to the parent
education radio programs Sundays
over the University Broadcasting
New Plan For Service. Audiences were made up of
parents and others in Michigan and
Aid neighboring states.
dOutlined By Membership in the Michigan High
AdmiOutnedoB School Debating League has now
Administration reached 176 schools, the report states.
From these secondary institutions,
debating teams with more than 1,500
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28. - () - A student members engaged in 500 de-
relief plan which administration of- bates before audiences estimated to
ficials expect to tie into a long-range exceed 100,000
program for shading poverty and un- Regular credit and non-credit
employment out of the national pic- courses of the division enrolled 3,061
ture was sketched in rough outline students, with an average of 27 to a
today by President Roosevelt, class, in communities near enough to
The three-point plan, with roots Ann Arbor to allow commuting in-
that sink into as many divisions of structors from the University to visit
government, was designed to meet the them. There was a slightly greater
needs of the three emergency group- enrollment the previous year, but the
ings - farm residents who are in report indicates that the bank holi-
distress, persons in shrivelled indus- day, coming just at the start of the
trial communities and unemployed in secondI semester, was responsible for
cities. the decrease.
Detroit Plannin g Commission
Considers Housing Projects

Piatigorsky Will Present Final
Concert In Cho ral Union Series
Gregor Piatigorsky, distinguished Chicago, Los Angeles, Cleveland, San
Russian violincellist, will be heard in Francisco, and the New York Phil-
the final concert of the Choral Un- harmonic Symphony, always with
ion series, March 6, in a program the highest praise on the part of the
of varied and substantial composi- critics.
tions for his instrument. He was born in 1903 in Jekaterin-
Piatigorsky represents one side of slaw, Russia. At the age of 15 he
that great triangular combination of was engaged as first 'cellist of the
Russian virtuosi who have startled Imperial Opera orchestra at Moscow.
the musical world in recent years, He was headed for a brilliant career
the other two sides being represented in his own country when the revo-
by Vladimir Horowitz, pianist, and lution came and with it, terrible
Nathan Milstein, violinist, both of times for all artists.
whom have appeared before Choral Piatigorsky went to Berlin and en-
Union audiences here. tered into a competition for the po-

Until very recent times, the gov-
ernment has shown very little inter-
est in low-cost housing projects, ac-
cording to Prof. Wells I. Bennett of
the College of Architecture. The idea
originated in Europe and has pro-
gressed enormously since that time
until now two million houses have
been erected in Germany alone, Pro-
fessor Bennett said.
In this country, very little housing
was done even during the war and
after that time the projects were for-
gotten until recently. An example of
the steps being taken at this time to
accommodate the poor element in
the larger cities is seen in Detroit.

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