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The Weather
Mostly cloudy, cooler in west,
probably showers today; tomor-
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Editorials
Merit Points And Merit .. .
Manufacturing In Michigan.. .

VOL. XLV. No. 28 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1934

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Mrs. Owen
Wi* 111Seak
Minister To Denmark Will
Open 1934-35 Oratorical
Association Series

Speaks Here

Charles Rogers To
Iltroduce Speaker
Near Capacity Crowd Is
Expected To Attend The
First Lecture
Ruth Bryan Owen, minister to Den-
mark, will open the 1934-35 Orator-
ical Association Lecture Series at 8:30
p.m. today in Hill Auditorium, speak-
ing on "This Business of Diplomacy."
Mrs. Owen. the only woman ever
appointed as minister by a President,
will be introduced by Charles Rogers,
'37L. who was reappointed as presi-
dent of the Oratorical Association this
year.
Tickets Selling Rapidly
Season ticket sales*for the lectures
are selling more rapidly than they
have been for the past four years, ac-
cording to officials of the Association,
and a near-capacity audience is ex-
pected for Mrs. Owen's lecture.
Tickets will be put on sale in the
box office at Hill Auditorium at 5 p.m.
Before that time they may be obtained
at Wahr's Bookstore. Tickets in the
central sections of the main floor are
priced at 75 cents, all remaining seats
being 50 cents.
Mrs. Owen has made no definite
plans as to where she will stay while
in Ann Arbor although she has re-
ceived numerous invitations from
many of her friends here.
Arrives At 5:30
She will arrive in Ann Arbor from
Chicago at 5:30 p.m. and, according
to word received from her secretary,
will leave for Detroit immediately
after her lecture. She is to speak in
Detroit tomorrow.
Hailed as an orator of word-wid
fame, Mrs. Owen is a speaker of gen-
uine charm. In a little more than a
year she has come to be regarded as
America's most popular envoy in for-
eign lands and the Danish people
have come to hold "F" Owen in
high affection and esteem.
Served As Representative
Before being appointed minister,
Mrs. Owen served as United States
representative from Florida. It was
said that legislation sponsored by her
in Congress made rapid progress. Her
ideas of Congressional responsibility
were' said to be original.
As a member of the Foreign Affairs
Committee, she was the first woman
sent to the Inter-Parliamentary
Union, meeting at London, Eng., the
summer of 1930.
Efforts Fail To
Avert Strike
of SilK Dyers
30,000 Workers S t r i k e
For Increased Wages;
Demand$ 20 Minimum
PATERSON, N. J., Oct. 24 -(P)-
Last minute efforts to avert the pend-
ing silk dyers strike ended in failure
tonight when a conference of employ-
ers and workers broke up four min-
utes after it began.
The strike is on at midnight,"
said George Baldanzi, president of
the Federation of Silk and Rayon
Dyers and Finishers of America.
Baldanzi said 30,000 dyers, 25,000
in the Passaic valley and 5,000 more
in the metropolitan area, would be
on the picket line at the mills in the
morning.
Emanual Shavick, of the Institute
of Silk Dyers and Finishers, employers
group, countered with the assertion
that the mills will open as usual at
7:30 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
tomorrow morning "to admit all loyal
workers" who will have, he said, "pol-,

ice protection."
Though still holding firmly against
the "closed shop" the employers of-
fered concessions to two of the strik-
ers' demands.
In a statement issued after an l
earlier meeting, they agreed to extend
six months the employer-employe
agreement which expires today to
refer all disputed issues to the Na-1

MRS. RUTH BRYAN OWEN
Council Group
Plans Debate
Of New Rules
Fraternity Finances Will
Constitute Main Topic
Of Discussion
The Interfraternity Council will
hold its first general meeting of the
year at 7:30 p.m. today in Room 306
ithe Union.
The principal problem to be dis-
cussed at the meeting, according to
Philip A. Singleton, '35E, president, is
the question of fraternity finance.
Explanation Of Rules
Four officers of the Michigan Fra-
ternity Alumni Association will be
present at the meeting and will tell
the Council why they advocated a
series of rules which will probably
endanger the existence of a number
of houses on the campus. The rules
were proposed by this group and were
formally passed by the University
Committee on Student Conduct.
The two rulings which have caused
the most concern among fraternities
and sororities is that no fraternity or
{ sorority may open its doors in the fall
if, after July 1 of any year, they have
unpaid accounts payable amounting
to $500 or unpaid accounts receivable
amounting to $200. The rules will go
into effect, next fall.
The members of the committee who
advocated the legislation are Paul R.
Kempf, Herbert H. Upton, H. Segar
Slifer, and William Brown.
Numerous Letters On Question
A number of letters, written by na-
tional secretaries and prominent
alumni of fraternities on the campus,
commenting upon the passage of the
legislation, will be read.
Singleton said that while the rush-
ing season is still fresh in the minds.
of fraternity members, a discussion
as to possible changes or additions'
to the rules will be held.{
Skunk Is Mounted
TO Co it te rna (1tion
Of Museum Aides'
The scientists at the University
Museums were annoyed Tuesday.
"Those confounded Mephitis Mephil-
is," they complained, "have made
the darndest odor."
What they really meant was thatI
the smell of a skunk had permeated
the Museums, making a very un-
pleasant afternoon for all.
One of the odoriferous mammals'
was brought in (by Miss Crystal
Thompson, curator of visual educa-
tion, and turned over to James Wood
to be mounted. The minute Mr. Wood
began his taxidermy, the fact was an-1
nounced all over the building by the!
scent of the late skunk.

Honest Vote
Insured By
Council Act
Ref orm Instituted W ill
Affect Only Freshman
And Incoming Classes
Provides For The
Collection Of Dues
Further Plans Laid For
Conduct Of Elections To
Be Held Next Wednesday
A new era in campus politics was
ushered in by the Undergraduate
Council, meeting yesterday at the
Union, when it was decided to insti-
tute a new check on ballo-box stuff-
ing and at the same time insure the
collection of class dues.
The new system, which will take
effect this year only with the present
freshman class and all classes enter-
ing the University from now on, re-
quires that class dues must be paid
by each student desiring to vote.before
he casts his ballot.
A committee of four has been ap-
pointed from the Council to meet with
Dean Rea to complete the organiza-
tion and details of the new plan. In-
cluded in the measure was the sug-
gestion, now in the hands of the com-
mittee, that class dues be reduced
from 50 cents to some figure between
that sum and 25 cents.
Further plans for the conduct of the
class elections, starting next Wed-
nesday with the Senior class, were also
formulated by the council in its meet-
ing. These, and the hours of the elec-
tions will be announced in a later is-
sue of The Daily.
It was decided to retain the same
set-up of committees in the senior
class that has been in use since its
adoption last ,year. The six commit-.
tees, since their reduction in positions,
now total 48 posts.
Munitions Are
Debate Topic
Of Alpha Nui
The question of government own-
ership of munition plants was raked
over the coals pro and con last night
at the meeting of Alpha Nu, honorary
speech fraternity, which followed an
informal debate on the topic.
Upholding the affirmative side of
the question: "Resolved, That the
Federal Government Should Own and
Operate Munition Plants," Arthur
Marlowe, '35, declared that such a
scheme would control the "gun prob-
lem with regard to gangsters and cut
down the probability of war."
The Constitution would not inter-
fere with such a procedure, Marlowe
claimed, and stated *to remove the
profit motive from war, which gov-
ernment ownership would certainly
do, is to make war almost impossible."
Contesting this viewpoint, Charles
Rogers, '37L, told Alpha Nu members
and pledges that "government own-
ership is not necessary for govern-
ment control."
"No reduction of the war problem
is possible when foreign munition
makers are at the heighth of compe-
tition, selling their death-dealing
wares to both sides.'
He suggested putting control in
the hands of some federal agency,

'such as the bureau of internal rev-
enue."
Rogers cited the "messy, imprac-
tical handling of the Muscle Shoals
plant by the government" as an ar-
gument against government owner-
ship.

Student Directories
To Go On Sale Today
The new Student Di rectory will
be offered for sale today at various
points throughout the campus.
The price for the book has been
set at 75 cents, a reduction of 25
cents over previous editions.
Directories may be procured
from salesmen who will be located
at the Engineering Arch, in front
of the General Library, and at the
corner of State Street and N. Uni-
versity.j
Included in the book is a com-
plete list of students, faculty, and
members of the various campus or-
ganizations. After today, the di-
rectories may be purchased at the
Student Publications Building,
Maynard Street.
Ohio Judicial

ill Auditorium
By First Choral
Concert Of Year

Packed
Union

inter Scores An
Artistic Triumph
Enthusiastic Listeners Call
Singer Back For Nine
Encores

By ROBERT S. RUWITCH
St sS td Before one of the most enthusiastic
audiences that has listened to a
By Sunderland s Choral Union concert in many a year,
LIV unue ianu RosaPonselle, distinguished soprano
of the Metropolitan Opera Company,
last night opened the local music sea-
Results Of Questions At ( son in Hill Auditorium before a packed
Recent Conferenace Are house.
er A So popular were the offerings of the
Tabulated gifted prima donna that she was
called upon to give nine encores dur-
Results of the recent Cincinnati ing the program. Miss Ponselle scored
Conference on the selection and ten- so triumphantly that before the
Cofergee on th selection d te- plaudits of the audience had died out
ure of judges in Ohio, as shown by a she presented four encores following
preliminary and incomplete tabula- the final scheduled song. '
tion of questionnaire answers, indi- Accompanist Recalled
cate a preference among members; Not only was Miss Ponselle well re-
ceived by Ann Arbor music lovers, but
of Ohio bar associations for selection her accompanist, Stuart Ross, who of-
of judges by appointment and for fered two piano solos was also called
very long or even life tenure in all back.
state courts, Prof. E. R. Sunderland Miss Ponselle opened the program
of the Law School said yesterday with the aria "Merce Dilleto Amiche,"
rofheLaw Shdoolsad yestrdah. from Guiseppi Verdi's opera, "I Ves-
Prof essor Sunderland gave the pr Siciliani.",
opening address of the conference She was then heard in the first of
outlining the problems to be consid- two groups of songs. The first set
ered by the 300 delegates who repre- included four G e r m a n songs;
sented state, city, and county bar "Traume" of Wagner, Brahms' "Ver-
associations throughout Ohio. The gebliches Standchen," "Morgen," by
subject matter of the conference was Strauss, and Schubert's "Der Erl-
divided into ten parts and leaders konig."
were chosen to discuss each one. For This was followed by two encores,
instance, the first division included a "Respetto," by E. Wolf-Ferrari and
the questions, Is there dissatisfac- a modern song titled "Caliban" of
tion with the personnel of both trial Tedesco.
courts and courts of review?" "Which Mr. Ross then offered his arrange-
are the chief grounds of complaint, ment of "Theme and Variations" of
- lack of legal training, lack of ju- Coreli-Tartini. He returned to present
dicial ability, lack of character, sus- Chopin's "C Minor Etude" as an en-
ceptibility to political influence,'etc.?" core.

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Rosa Ponselle
Sins To Huge
Audience Here

Robert Crawford
To Lead Freshmen
For Annual battle
A total of 103 freshmen and 2
sophomores attended the freshman
class games meeting last night in the
Union, in ,which Robert Crawford,
'38, all-state end from the state of
Florida was chosen to lead the yearl-
ing contingent.
In making his speech of accept-
ance Crawford struck the keynote.
of the meeting. "We are going to
clean them up," he declared. "The
sophs have always been licked, and1
this year they are going to get it
twice as badly. We'll show them that
we are not so fresh but plenty tough."
With the idea in mind that the
class of '37 was already as good as
beaten, freshman leaders cautioned
the group not to treat the sophomores
too roughly. "Bump them up a lit-
tle - take their pants off and run
them through a few sorority houses,
but keep it good clean fun," they
were admonished.
In view of the threats of kidnaping
it was decided to form a bodyguard
for Crawford. When volunteers were
requested to move to one side of the
room, the wholecongregation headed
for the designated spot. Upperclass-
men present declared that it looked
bad indeed for the sophomores.
The two sophomores present were
quite indignant at the attitude taken
by the freshmen. They declared
some time later that Crawford had
been chosen over his competitor,
Herman Fishman, present bodyguard
leader, merely because he was the
better looking of the two.
Meetings for the freshmen have
been called for tonight and Friday
night at which time the freshmen
plan to commence their activities
in earnest.
Officers Elected
By Forestry Club
Three new officers were elected to
positions in the Forestry Club, at the
regular bi-monthly meeting of that
organization last night in the Natur-
al Science Building, it was announced
by Sherwood Nichols, '35F&C, presi-
dent.
Richard Wollfer, '36F&C, was
named corresponding secretary, and'
Albert C. Worrell, '35F&C, and Fran-
cis S. Van Sickle, Grad., were elected
to fill vacancies on the executive
council.
At the regular business meeting,
it was announced by Lawrence M.
Wines, '35F&C, chairman of the
dance committee, that the annual fall
party will be held Nov. 9. A com-
mittee was appointed to read and re-
vise the present constitution of the
club. A discussion of other matters
was followed by a social meeting in
the Seminary Room of the Forestry
School.
SIGMA DELTA CHI MEETS
Members of the local chapter of
Sigma Delta Chi, national profession-
al journalistic fraternity, will hold
their second meeting of the year at
6 p.m. at the Union. A report of the
recent national convention at De-
Pauw University, pledge proposals,
and plans for the year's program of
professional speakers will occupy the
supper meeting, according to W. Stod-
dard White, '35, president.

Permission Given
Union To Present
26thAnnualOpera

"Would it be advisable to restrict
changes of method of selection to
certain courts?"
Other Subjects Covered
Questions in the other nine divis-
ions dealt with other aspects of the
subject. Such as qualifications for
judicial office, methods of nomina-
tion and election, appointing agencies,
tenure, salaries and retiring pensions.
The conference was closed with a
summarization of the discussion and
its results by Newton D. Baker, for-
mer secretary of war.
Questionnaires were then distrib-
uted to the members of the confer-
ence, for the purpose of ascertaining
their conclusions upon all the mat-
ters discussed at the meeting, Pro-
fessor Sunderland said. The answers
are to be compiled and published in
the near future, he said, but a pre-
liminary compilation showed that the
delegates favored, besides the ap-
pointment of judges for very long or
life, tenure, a system of retirement
pensions and generally higher salar-
ies. Answers to the questionnaires
also showed that improved methods
of judicial selection were desired for
all courts, whether they sat in metro-
politan or rural districts.
A further result of the conference,
in Professor Sunderland's opinion,
may be the proposal of a constitu-
tional amendment in Ohio to give ef-
fect to the findings of the conference.
Officers Chosen In
Cosmopolitan Club
At the last meeting of the board
of the Cosmopolitan Club the fol-
lowing officers were elected for the
first semester. C. C. Shah, China,
president; Shiro Kashiwa, '35E, Ja-
pan, vice-president; Sonia Smith, cor-
responding secretary; Edith Maples,
recording secretary; W. B. Palmer and
C. E. Koella, were appointed faculty
advisors.
The next meeting of the club will
be held at 8 p.m. Nov. 3, in Lane Hall
and will be in the form of a Hal-
lowe'en party.
Union Review To lBe
Distributed On Campus
The Union Review, official
monthly bulletin published by stu-
dent committeemen, will make its
first appearance of the year today.
Copies will be distributed to fra-

More Encores
A second aria, "Divinite du Styx,"
frogi Cristoph Gluck's "Alceste," was
sung by Miss Ponselle. Again the pop-
ular soprano was recalled to the stage
for three songs, "Slumber Song of the
Madonna," "Pavritos," by Valverde,"
and "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not."
Following the intermission, Mr.
Ross presented Lecuona's "Mala-I
guena" and encored with a second
Chopin number, the "A Flat Major
Etude."
The group with which Miss Ponselle1
closed the program included "A*
L'Aime" of Fontenailles, "Pastoral,"
by Veracini, Robert Schumann's
"Dedication," "The Doll's Cradle
Song" of Moussorgsky, and Frank La
Forge's "Song of the Open."
The tremendous ovation which fol-
lowed brought Miss Ponselle back to
sing "Annie Laurie," "The Cuckoo
Clock," the aria "Habanera," from
Bizet's opera, "Carmen," and finally
Huntington Woodman's "Love In My
Heart."
Bursley's '34 Freshman
Lunch Club To Convene
Members of the freshman luncheon
club will meet at 12:15 p.m. today in
the Union.
Plans for a new freshman group,
which is sponsored by Dean Joseph
A. Bursley, will be discussed, and old
members will be asked to suggest pros-
pective members, the dean said.
WILL KEEP GEHRINGER
DETROIT, Oct. 24 -(IP)- Charles
F. Navin said today there was "noth-
ing to" rumors that the Detroit Tigers
planned to sell or trade Charley Geh-
ringer.

Committee Of Three To
Supervise Production
Of The Show
Kyril Conger, '36M,
Is Author Of Opera
Russell McCracken Will
Direct Production Of
Chosen Play
Final permission to present the 26th
annual Michigan Union Opera was
granted to the Union yesterday by the
University committee on theatre pol-
icy and practice following a special
meeting.
At the same time it was announced
that the committee had approved for
production with minor revisions the
musical comedy manuscript submitted
by Kyril B. Conger, '36M.
The committee, of which Prof. O. J.
Campbell of the English department
is the chairman, also passed on the
appointment of Russell McCracken to
the position of director of the pro-
duction.
At Lydia Mendelssohn
According to plans announced yes-
terday, the production will be pre-
sented at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre this year. Only once before
in the history of the show has it been
produced locally outside of the Whit-
ney Theatre.
The Opera will be presented eight
times here between Dec. 10 and 16. Six
evening performances and two mat-
inees will be included in the one-week
run of the production.
For the first time in the history of
the Opera the general supervision of
the show will be vested in a supervis-
ing committee of three. Its member-
ship includes Prof. Herbert Kenyon of
the Spanish department, Prof. Earl V.
Moore of the School of Music, and
Daniel L. Quirk, Sr., '93, of Ypsilanti,
as chairman.
Conger To Receive Prize
The formal acceptance of a book for
the show comes as a climax to an all-
campus contest sponsored by the
Mimes of the Michigan Union, campus
dramatic organization. Conger will
receive the $25 cash prize offered by
that organization.
No definite date has as yet been set
for cast or technical tryouts, but it is
expected that they will be held at an
early date due to the fact that the
show is being presented before the
Christmas vacation period this year.
Meanwhile, work has already begun
on songs. and lyrics for the Opera.
Union officials announced, however,
that any other students interested in
doing musical work in the production
should contact the student offices be-
tween 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. any day this
week.
Has Experience
McCracken is well-known in cam-
pus dramatic circles for his work in
connection with various student pro-
ductions, as well as the plays of the
annual summer repertory season.
The members of the supervising
committee have all been, at one time
or another, actively connected with
dramatics on the campus. Professor
Kenyon has for many years assisted
in the production of the annual Jun-
ior Girls Play and is now secretary
of the committee on theatre policy
and practice.
Professor Moore was actively asso-
ciated with the Opera in 1909 when he
collaborated with J. Fred Lawton to
write the famous "Bum Army" song
for "The Crimson Show." He has since
then assisted in the writing of music
for other Union Operas and has been
an active member of Mimes.
Mr. Quirk, the third member of the
committee, was for some time the
director of the little theatre move-
ment in Ypsilanti. He - was also a
member of Mimes when he was on the

campus.
$7,500 Is Received
For Sewage Plant
A check for $7,500 was received
yesterday by Mayor Robert A. Camp-
bell from the Federal government as
the city's first advance for financing
the construction of a sewage disposal
plant here.
rT'heloan was annlir1 for in RAn-

Noted Soprano Says That She
Is Spoiled By Audience Here

Interclass Hostilities Open
With Fist-Fights, Strip Act

By FLORENCE HARPER
"Ann Arbor audiences have quite
spoiled me," Rosa Ponselle admitted
after the tremendous ovation which
was given her when she sang at Hill
Auditorium last night. Miss Ponselle
has appeared here so often that she
is much at home in Ann Arbor and
with Ann Arbor audiences.
Student audiences, she feels, are
more responsive and appreciative than
the slightly blase, tired-business-man
type of audience before which she
appears in the larger cities where
most of her concerts are held.
Praf c fan,,r,. Tam

not give the artist an opportunity to
present selections in which she is most
interested.
Miss Ponselle prefers to present a
program full of variety, songs in dif-'
ferent languages and of different
types. With these she feels she reaches
every individual in her audience, asi
was demonstrated by the response
accorded such a program last night.
'Buoyed Up By Experience'
Although she had been recalled for
a number of encores, the strain hady
not depleted the vast energy for which'
this prima donna is famous. She was
him,raA ,n b- ., +n -Pnariann nA 1-,

Fist-fights and strip acts occurring
as a result of freshman and sopho-
more meetings last night gave indica-
tions of the most interesting Fall
Games in years.
Altercations started when a group
of sophomores rallied on the Sigma
Chi porch shouted to freshmen mass-
ed around Alumni Memorial Hall that
they were "a bunch of sissies." After
a few minutes of verbal bandying,
the freshmen started over, only to
get hit by a waterfall from the para-
npt as thev nejared the front nnrph

freshman, and in retaliation left him
only his underwear, then forced him
to follow shouting '37.
After they recaptured their sopho-
more ally, they paraded the freshman
around the campus, into one of the
dormitories, and sought admission to
the Michigan Theatre. A barricade
of ushers staved off the attack, and
the band went on to the Hut. After
the freshman had finally performed
to their satisfaction, running up and
down along the booths yelling "Yea,

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