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The Weather
Cloudy today, followed by
showers, colder; tomorrow still

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tit tr4t


The Mob Spirit...
You're Men Now, Boys...



Local Cabs Begin
Cutting Prices In




Planning Of
Is Completed
Annual Fall Games To Be
First Feature In Many
Of Week-End's Events
To Decide On Best
House Decorations

'Wolverines Primed For Battle
With Illini Today; Enthusiastic

Crowd Throngs


Students' And Companies'
Reports Are Found To
Be Contradictory
Lower Rates Are
Legal,_Says Laird
1932 Taxicab Amendment
Makes No Mention Of
Lower Prices
After two weeks of sporadic cuts
in cab prices by at least two local
taxicab companies, . Ann Arbor's
latest prospective taxi war came out
in the open last night with a semi-
public announcement of cuts by The
College Cab Company.
The company's operator who an-
swers all telephone requests for cab
service, told the Daily last night that
the new price schedule was 25 cents
for one passenger, 30 for two, with
a nickel increase for each added pas-
Everett Bailey, manager of The
College Cab Company, refused to
make any definite statement re-
garding prices. He did not deny,
however, what the telephone opera-
tor had said, stating that he would
give "no information over the tele-
phone regarding prices". He refused
any further interview and said that
at this time he could make no state-
Refuses to Talk
Bailey explained that he did not
care to be the first to make an open
announcement of price cuts. He in-
timated that if any other company
announced a lower price schedule he
would make public the position of his
All other cab companies have
denied giving lower prices, despite re-
ports of students to the contrary. For
the last two weeks, individual cab
,lrivers have been charging less than
the standard price; 35 cents for one
passenger and 50 for two.
Company managers have repeated-
ly said that if any reductions are
made, the drivers are doing it
without official sanction. This is
offset, however, by well-founded re-
ports from fraternity houses that
new and lower price schedules were
posted at the fraternities.
These are the statement of re-
presentatives of local cab companies:
Arcade Cab Company: "We have
madeno cut as yet, but are con-
sidering it if anybody besides Col-
lege Cab cuts."
Radio Cab Company: "That's just
a lot of hooey!" said the telephone
operator, who answers calls for cabs,
when asked if Radio were reducing
No Cuts Planned
Ann Arbor Transportation Com-
pany (operating Yellow and Checker
Cabs): We will not cut prices. If
we can't get business at present
rates we will put our cabs in the
garage and lock the door."
Mac's Taxi: "We plan no cut to
meet competition." (Mac's Taxi,
however, is credited by competitors
with offering tickets which entitle
the holder to special rates.)
Other companies could not be
reached for statements.
The present cab rates have been
in effect since 1932, when they were
established by an amendment to the
city taxicab ordinance. The ordinance
expressly stipulates 'that prices
higher than the established schedule,
cannot be charged, but makes no
definite mention of lower prices.
Many cab owners have expressed
the opinion that the ordinance pre-
vented lower charges. City Attorney
William M. Laird, however, last night
said that it was not illegal to charge
lower prices.
Ednonson Attends

Chicago Meeting'
Dean J. B. Edmonson, of the School
of Education, will be in Chicago to-
day to attend a two-day conference;
of the Joint Commission on Thef
Emergency in Education, a commit-
tee formed under the joint auspices
of the National Education Associa-
tion and the Department of Superin-
Two principles are being advocat-
ed by the committee: first the de-
fense of the principle of universal
educational opportunity in America,


Michigan Yells

(Same tempo as "Yeah Team")
Eee Yah
Eee Yah
Eee Yah
Fight Fight Fight - Michigan
Fight Fight Fight
Fight Fight Fight
Fight Fight Fight -Michigan
Co-operation Of
Students Asked
By Cheerleader'
Cheering Section Members
Are Urged To Follow
Complete co-operation by the stu-

Michigan Has 1,etter T
50-50 Chance To V
Says Kipke
Audience Cheers


" an

Dance, Reunions,
Other Festivities
Take PlaceTonight



Impromptu Spring Dance Put
On By Isolated Fr o sh Victims
Sophomores wreaked grim venge- several houses south - to the Sororsis
ance upon a group of unhappy fresh- house, where the sophomores felt that
man Thursday night and in the proc- they should go collegiate. This they
ess, thoroughly shocked the denizens did in a big way. For, ten minutes


With approximately 35,000 alumni
returning to the University for Home-
coming, according to unofficial esti-
mates by officers of the Alumni As-
sociation, officials and students were
completing enthusiastic plans last
night for their entertainment.
Included in the events are the an-
nual Fall Games between the fresh-
man and sophomore classes, to be
held at 10 a.m. today on South Ferry
Field, the judging of the best decorat-
ed fraternity house, the Michigan-
Illinois football game this afternoon,
and numerous dances, reunions, and
other festivities for tonight.
Reception and information com-
mittees, the offering of many special
services, and a special dance in the
ballroom are among the chief fea-
tures being offered by the Union to
alumni of the University, followers
of the Illinois team, and others in the
city today for the game and home-
Union Clears Tickets

dents will be needed to make the There will be a clearing house at
cheering section in the Michigan-Il- the Union desk through which any
linois game today a success, according tickets that have been turned in by
to Joseph Horak, '35, headg cheer- purchasers unable to use them at the
leader. last moment will be sold. Scalping,
Many alumni have asked for seats which in years past has often center-
on the east side of the stadium so ed about the Union, will be strictly
that they might better hear the cheers guarded against in all parts of the
and watch the formations, Horak building.
stated, so strict attention to printed Class games will bring to a con-
instructions on the reverse side of the clusion one of the most spirited com-
tickets is to be desired, petitions that has sprung up between
Each ticket in the cheering section the two lower classes in recent years,
has the name of one color printed their spontaneous battles throughout
upon its back. This color is to be pre- the past. few days reminding observ-
sented toward the field, not toward ers of the "old enthusiasm" of years
the eyes, when the formations are ago.
called, Horak declared. Members of the first year class will
Cheering this week as last will be meet at 9 a.m. at the Union and
facilitated by signs which will be dis- meet atr9 a t the nion and
played before the stands, announcing erman Gymnasium, where they will
bhe cheers. House presidents have be painted with their class colors -
learningeo1 Michigan cheers included green for the freshmen and red for
in the duties of their pledges, n d the sophomores.
Three Events Scheduled
Ae e From these two gathering points
Adm inistration the two groups will proceed to the 1
field where the games will be held.
N t1 To Support Conduct of the games will be super-
vised by members of Michigamua,
S. senior honor society, and members of
Upton Sinclair' the executive council of the Union.
p According to the rules all members of
the two classes must be painted with
Letter Urging Sinclair's their respective colors or they will not
Election Called 'Mistake' be admitted to competition in the
By Democrats There are to be three main events,
the cane spree, the flag rush, and
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 - (AP) - the pillow fight, and the contests will
The Roosevelt administration defin- be under no time limit, the matches
itely turned away from Upton Sin- ending when all opponents are beaten.
clair today, dropping unmistakable In the former, one man from each
indications that it does not care to side grasps a pick handle with both
have the former Socialist elected as hands, and each tries to wrest it from,
Democratic governor of California. his opponent. For the pillow fightj
A' letter from Democratic head- contestants sit on saw horses and at-
quarters, urging the election of Sin- i tempt to knock each other from the1

Riot Is Narrowly Averted
As Mobs Of Freshmen
Taunt Sophomores
Enthusiasm soared to a new high
last night when the thousands of stu-
dents and townspeople who attended
'pep meeting in Hill Auditorium
thronged down State Street to the
tune of "The Victors," the words of
Coach Harry Kipke that "we have
better than a 50-50 chance to win
tomorrow," ringing in their ears.
A highlight of the pep meeting
was the speech by Justice Robert J.
Thompson, '92L, of the New York
supreme court bench.
Sounding the keynote of the eve-
ning, he told his listeners in stir-
ring tones that, "Michigan has not
failed and will not fail."
The justice received a resounding
cheer when he said: "Your team has
spirit and fight - and tomorrow, will
they fight!" Striking a serious note,
he described how "two old graduates,
feeble and ill, have come here to see
this game. They're here to help win
"And for them, for those dead
who once attended this University,
Michigan does not dare lose! You,
the present custodians of Michigan,
must get the Michigan spirit and
traditions - the Michigan fight."
Justice Thompson was preceded by
Michigan's "grand old man," Field-
ing H. Yost, director of athletics. Re-
calling old games, Coach Yost called
Illinois "Michigan's g'eatest rivals,'
taking all sports into consideration."
"This pep meeting is what we need,"
he stated, "a chance to build confi-
dence, confidence which is filled with
contagious enthusiasm." Admitting
that the "Illini tribe which attacks us
tomorrow" has a good team, Coach
Yost "hopes for an upset."
Expressing his appreciation for the
loyalty on the part of the student
body, Kipke told the audience that
"the team this year has worked hard-
er than any I have ever coached. We
are the underdogs for the first time
this year, a thing which always makes
the boys fight. And I believe we
have a better than 50-50 chance to
He was followed by football Captain
Thomas Austin, '35, who, confining
his remarks to one sentence, brought
down the house when he said, "Mich-
igan will, before long, be the 'champ-
ions of the West.'
All the speakers except Captain
Austin, including Cheer Leader Jos-
eph Horak, '35, forsook their dignity
before the traditional "take 'em off"
and "roll 'em up," shedding coats,
vests, and sweaters, and rolling up
their sleeves.
Carl Hilty, '35, president of the
Undergraduate Council, who presid-
ed, narrowly broke up a riot just
before the meeting started. A fresh-
man, who had been doused in paint
by sophomores, was brought to the
platform, and the solid section of his
classmates nearly left their seats.
The class of '38 completely domin-
ated the meeting. More than 300 of
them sat on the left of the auditor-
ium, shouting taunts at the sopho-
mores through the rally. The sopho-
mores, scattered among the crowd,
did not organize, and were very quiet.
The sophomore cause was taken up by
a group of small boys, who were the
sole upholders of the banner of '37.
As soon as the "Fighting Hundred"
finished the stirring strains of "The
Victors" at the end of the pep meet-
ing, the frosh swarmed out the side
entrance, ganging up outside. Then,
following the band, the entire as-
sembly marched down State Street.
In front of the Union the parade
broke up, the freshmen seeking out
sophomores from fraternities all over
the campus.

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26. -(P) -
The intended wedding day of Ellen
Wilson McAdoo and Rafael Lopez de
Onate found the principals in seclu-
sion, the prospective bride saying she
didn't know what to do and the film
actor disclaiming any nians of elon-

of several Washtenaw sorority houses.
Waiting in secluded corners until
the large and noisy main body of the
freshman contingent had disbanded,
the men of '37 picked up isolated vic-
tims and had them perform for the
benefit of all and sundry.
The first act of the performance
took place upon the Theta front
lawn where an impromptu spring
dance was presented. The dancers
were three denuded frosh, their ef-
forts being lighted by one flashlight
and one torch.
One amateur cameraman added to
the scene with sporadic bursts of
flashlight bulbs. According to reli-
able witnesses, the Theta blinds re-
mained discreetly drawn, and no en-
trance into the house could be found
by the dance sponsors.
Act two took the merrymakers

Horseplay Marks
En trainting Of Huey
And His Cohorts
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 26.- (P)
-Senator Huey P. Long and his thou-
sand-odd Louisiana State University
cadets steamed out of Baton Rouge
at 5:10 p.m. today for Nashville, Tenn.,
after an entrainment that Long en-
joyed as much as a six-year-old
youngster. It was a strange combina-
tion of horseplay and mass efficiency.
Two twelve-car trains, one designed
the "Red" and the other the "White"
train - the latter bearing Huey in
as near to luxury as a specially-fitted
day coach could be made to approxi-
mate - left the University spur track
below Baton Rouge on the dot, with
the "Kingfish" shouting orders.
Four other special trains bearing
the thousands of non-military stu-
dents and supporters were given or-
ders to follow the cadet special and
the mass invasion of Tennessee for the
Louisiana State University-Vanderbilt
football game tomorrow was under
The student officers and army mili-
tary instructors did the actual job of
loading the men, but Huey did the
shouting and directing.
Is Planned For
Economics Club
Faculty And Students In
Economics Department
To Meet Monday
Students concentrating in econom-
ics and graduate students will meet
with the faculty of the economics
department of 7:30 p.m. Monday at
the Union to formulate plans for the
reorganization of last year's Econom-
ics Club, it was announced yester-
day by Prof. Charles F. Remer.
It is expected that Professors I. L.
Sharfman, Max Handman, Clark
Dickenson, Leonard L. Watkins,
William A. Paton, Charles F. Remer,
and other members of the depart-
ment will be present at the meeting.
Professor Remer, who is in charge
of students concentrating in econom-
ics, said yesterday that one of the
chief purposes of the meeting Mon-
day is to permit students to get
personally acquainted with their in-
structors outside the classroom, as
well as to stimulate discussion on
economic problems. He also men-
tioned the plan proposed last year by
Professor Sharfman, chairman of the
department, to foster a "small college
spirit" by providing a forum in
which students with similar intellec-
tual interests could meet and dis-
cuss economic matters with informed
faculty men.
Three committees have been
selected to aid in reorganizing the
club, Professor Remer said. Martin

Noted Baritone
T o Appear In
Second Concert,

they searched vainly for a manner
of ingress into the sacred precincts.
Finally, one ingenious second-year
man discovered and unlocked the
kitchen window (Barton Kane, at-
tention) and unlocked the front door
for the mob. The result was electri-
fying. One naked freshman was
dragged in and dumped unceremoni-
ously in the living room, while
screaming co-eds fled from room to
One unfortunate girl had been shut
in the phone booth when the excite-
ment started. Just a she emerged,
the now-liberated freshman, dashing
madly for the front door entrance
barged hurriedly around a corner in-
to her sight. The result was near-
hysterics for the female victim. The
mob disbanded after police were

Lawrence Tibbett
Busy Operatic
In Northwest


The busiest singer before the
American public, with more perfor-
mances than any other artist, is
Lawrence Tibbet, distinguished con-
cert and operatic star, who will be
heard in the second of the season's
Choral Union concerts, Thursday in
Hill Auditorium.
. No baritone in history has been
able to draw crowds as has Tibbett.
Whereas the tenor was formerly
the public favorite always, Tibbett
has now upset this tradition com-
Is Eagerly Demanded
An outline of his musical activities
for the season makes evident the
eager demand for him from every
section, and represents but a small
part of the offers coming to his
managers for his appearances.
The famous baritone began his
season this year in the Pacific
northwest during the early part of
this month. After five concerts in
that section, he joined the Los An-
geles Opera Company for appear-
ances in that city, including two in
his great creation of the new opera,
"Emperor Jones."
Tibbett is now on a trip through
the Middle west where, in addition
to his concert here Thursday, he will
be heard in Chicago and other im-
portant cities of the section.
Goes East Next Month
He will be in the east next month
to fulfill important concert engage-
ments in New York and Boston.
Next follows a return to the Pacific
coast to sing his famous operatic
roles with the San Francisco Opera
Company in that city, an engage-
ment covering three weeks from the
middle of November to early Decem-
On completing this series, Tibbett
is scheduled for a big concert in Los
Angeles, Dec. 5, after which he again
turns eastward, concertizing in sev-
eral other cities before rejoining the
Metropolitan Opera Company, Dec.
26, for about two and a half
Succeeding this, he again fulfills
concert engagements lasting about
three weeks, when 'he rejoins the
"Met" for a road tour. After this
he makes his customary spring con-
cert tour of several weeks duration,
with which Tibbett concludes his
tremendous record of a single season.
Gandhi To Return
To Indian Politics
BOMBAY, India, Oct. 26-(P)-The
Mahatma Gandhi returned to the

M eeting
Hlomecoming Expected To
Attract Crowd Of 50,000
Illinois Squad Holds
Workout In Stadium
Michigan Team Must Stop
Versatile Passing Attack
Of Zuppke's Men
An undefeated Illinois team invades
Ann Arbor today seeking vengeance
for the 7 to 6 defeat Michigan handed
the Illini at Urbana last year. A
Homecoming crowd of 50,000 to 55,-
000 will see the game if the weather
is fair.
Today's game, the twentieth be-
ween the two schools since 1898,
drings together an Indian team which
efeated a strong Ohio State outfit
4 to 13 two weeks ago and a Mich-
igan team which lost its only Con-
ference start to Chicago, 27 to 0,
the same day.
"Smiling Bob" Zuppke brought a
squad of 34 players from Urbana in
time to hold a workout in the stadium
at 4 p.m. yesterday, then took them
o Dearborn for the night, while Coach
Harry Kipke drilled hi team on Ferry
Field before taking them to Barton
Hills until game time today.
Zuppke Is Pessimistic
Zuppke was his usual smilingly pes-
simistic-self yesterday, calling Mich-
igan's stadium a "jinx" and moaning
about how light his boys were. Fig-
ures he released indicated that Mich-
igan's line will outweigh the Sucker
forwards by 20 pounds per man.
The spirit shown by the Indians as
they ran through their brief drill
belied the smirking gloom of their
mentor, however, and indicated that
they expect to gain sweet revenge
Kipke has been stressing pass de-
fense all week and will start his best
defensive combination today but it is
dodtful if they can stop the brilliant-
ly diversified system of forward and
lateral passes which the Illini used to
take their one-point victory from
Ohio State.
With cloudless skies and a fast, dry
field forecast for this afternoon fans
are liable to see Jack Beynon and
three capable assistant-backs put on a
passing and running exhibition even
better than that displayed by State
three weeks ago.
Howard Carson To Start
Zuppke announced yesterday that
Howard Carson would start at full-
back instead of John Theodore who
has been in that position during most
of the Illini games. Theodore will
undoubtedly play during the after-
noon, as will John Fischer. All three
are driving backs but Zuppke believes
that Carson has the edge on defense.
Les Lindberg, who had a slight edge
over John Regeczi last year, will do
the punting for his team. Lindberg
and Frank Froschauer are both im-
portant cogs in completing Illinois'
lateral passes which, according to
Zuppke, are used anywhere on the
field and are often extemporaneous.
Though Kipke has spent a great
deal of time this week on pass de-
fense he has also found opportunity
to teach his team a set of new and
deceptive plays. With these up their
sleeve there is the possibility that the
Wolverines will fight fire with fire,
filling the air with passes by Regeczi,
Ellis, or Ward and even attempting
a few laterals.
Inspired Players Better
A ray of hope in the Michigan camp
yesterday was the announcement
that Cedric Sweet and Willard Hilde-
brand, both hampered by injuries
much of the week, would be ready

to play. Hildebrand played a fine
game against Tech last week while
troubled with a leg injury and will go
into today's battle under the same
Joe Ellis may be the offensive ace
which Kipke will spring on the fllini
today. Ellis is a snaky-hipped runner
in a broken field and has done con-
siderable passing this week. If he
goes in t will be for Regeczi, and Oli-
ver will probably replace Jennings at
the same time. In such event Ellis
will play safety and Oliver will do the
kicking. Vincent Aug, too, will get a
chance during the afternoon, espe-
cially if Kipke finds it necessary to
send Willis Ward back to end.
The lineups:
Michigan Pos. Illinois

clair and carrying the signature of
Postmaster General Farley in the
green ink that he always uses was
termed a "mistake". The signature
was affixed with a rubber stamp. Its
dispatch was said to have been an
error on the part of a minor employe.
A growing belief here that the
Administration would withhold sup-
port from Sinclair further was
solidified today by publication of a
letter to the Democratic guberna-
torial candidate from George Creel,
witdrawing his backing. Creel was an
unsuccessful candidate for the nomi-I
It was established that Creel car-
ried in his pocket a copy of this let-
ter of repudiation when he conferred
earlier in the week with President
Roosevelt at the White House and
Senator McAdoo (Dem., Cal.)
At that time Creel stated publicly
that he was going to California to
"assess" the situation. He did not go
nearly so far, however, as in his ',et-
ter made public today, declaring
that Sinclair's statements about his
"EPIC" plan were "optimism carried
to the point of delirium".
CLINTON, Ia., Oct. 26. - (P) -
Clinton firemen today took a stand
against publicity. Because no alarms

horses with lances made of long polesI
that are tipped with stuffed gunny
Flag Rush Last
The flag rush, usually consideredj
the best of the three events because
there is no limit to the number who
may take part, calls for two greased
poles wih flags at their tops. These
will be guarded by the freshmen,
while members of the second-year
class attempt to get the flags away
from them. One point will be given
to the winner in each of the three
events, so that winning two out of
the three will entitle a team to be
named winner of the games.
Judging of fraternity houses will
be under a committee made up of two
faculty members and two members
of the Undergraduate Council, spon-
sors of Homecoming and the fratern-
ity house decoration contest. The
committee will make its selection at
about 11 a.m. today, driving about
the city in a special car to determine
the prize-winner. The cup, now in
possession of last year's winner, the
Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, is
to be presented to the winning house
at the next meeting of the Under-
graduate Council. Announcement of
the successful house will be made in
a later issue of The Daily.

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