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Editorials
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VOL. XLV No. 32 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1934

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Attitude Of Sororities Is
Decried By Dean Lloyd
At Panhellenic Banquet,

Election For
Seniors Is
Tomorrow
Hot Political Fight Looms
As Campus Factions Gird
For Battle
All Colleges And
Schools Will Votei
Literary Students To Pick
Four Officers; 2 Parties
Are Contesting

Student-Faculty Relations
Committee Asks New Plan
For Campus Government

Cautions Women Against
Being Snobbish And
Superficial.
Dr. Margaret Elliott
is Guest Speaker
Speaks On 'The College
Woman In The World
Today'
B3y ELSIE PIERCE
Challenging sororities of the Uni-
versity to put aside "superficial man-
ners and snobbishness if they wish to
survive in this period of educational
crisis," Miss Alice Lloyd, dean of
women, delivered her annual address
before 791 women at the Panhellenic
Banquet last night in the League ball-
room.
"Sororities are on trial for their
existence," Dean Lloyd said, "and they
must learn to face issues honestly and
fearlessly, they must move forward
with this changing world, and they
must not be content with the same
standards year after year." She point-
ed out that' of the 408 women bid by
sororities after the formal rushing
season this fall, only 208 turned in
preference slips. The smallness of the
number of women pledged she attrib-
uted; partially to the hectic rushing
season, which makes it .difficult for
a freshman to know her own mind,
the financial disability of some girls
to join, and the disillusionment of
freshmen women in the sororities.
Can Be Changed
"However, Miss Lloyd said, "this sit-
uation can be changed, for the sorority
fulfills a definite purpose on the cam-
pus, and the Panhellenic association
is strong enough to have a great deal
of influence in the educational prog-
ress of the University."
In urging the women to lay aside
snobbishness, Miss Lloyd criticized
the sororities' methods of discussing
ushees in order to decide whether or
not to bid them. Too often, she said,'
small defects keep out a girl who is
excellent material, simply because
they are judged superficially by the
active members during rushing.
The quotation, "He has the gift of
truth so that he can laugh at him-
self" can well be applied to sororities,
Dean Lloyd said; for affiliated women
should not take their sororities too
seriously in thinking that their's is
the best and only worth-while organi-
zation on the campus.
Dean Lloyd also presented "Men of
Art" to Helen Loomis, '35, president
of Chi Omega, the sorority which
maintained the highest scholastic
average last year.
Dr. Elliott Speaks
Betty Aigler, '35, president of Pan-
hellenic Association, who was toast- I
mistress of the evening, introduced I
Dr. Margaret Elliott, of the economics
department, who spoke on "The Col-
lege Woman in the World Today."
Dr. Elliott explained that, since
women own 38 per cent of the wealth
of the country, and also have almost
unlimited control over the expenditure
of the family income, that they should
take advantage of their tremendous
power and "civilize society." This, she
said, meant the cultivation of lives
that are harmoniously integratedto
include wide intellectual, social, ar-
tistic, and cultural interests. Women,
un until now, have been content to
prove that they can do what men do,
but Dr. Elliott urged that women
should now leave to men the build-
ing up of the mechanical apparatus of
civilization, and use their talents to
improve the social and cultural sides,
of civilization.
Should Have Goal
College women all too frequently'
follow an almost completely un-
planned program of study, without
having any definite goal or rational
basis for the selection of courses, Dr.

Elliott said, and as a result they find
themselves prepared for nothing at
the end of their college course.
Ira Smith, registrar, gave a short
talk discussing the scholastic aver-
ages of. the sororities, pointing out
that the marks of each girl can change
the rating of a sorority by several
places.
Jane Arnold, '36, was general chair-I
man of the banquet, and was assisted
by Grace Bartling, '36, chairman of
seating arrangements, Marjorie Tur-
ner, '37, chairman of tickets, and Dor-
othy Utley, '36, chairman of decora-
tions.

Speaks Here Friday

Regent Shields
Will Speak To
VotersFriday
'Political Trends' Will Be
Subject Of Open Forum
In TappanSchool
Regent Edmund C. Shields of Lan-
sing will address voters of the sixth
and seventh wards at a public forum
at 8 p.m. Friday in the Tappan school
auditorium, it was announced yester-
day.
His topic, "Political Trends," is ex-
pected to be in the way of enlighten-
ing voters on certain present-day gov-
ernmental activities.
Regent Shields headed the NRA
in Michigan during the summer, re-j
signing this fall because of the "press
of business duties." He is a graduate
of the University law school and an
attorney of note.
The regent ,is a leading Michigan
Democrat and a student of public
affairs. He played a prominent part
in the affairs of the Comstock ad-
ministration. His talk is expected to!
be non-partisan in character. -
Regent Shields is the newest mem-
ber of the governing board of the
University, being elected in 1933. He
has taken a great interest in the Uni-
versity and is a frequent Ann Arbor'
visitor between meetings of the Board'
of Regents.
While the forum is specifically for
voters in the sixth and seventh wards,
all local residents, as well as stu-
dents, are invited to attend by officials"
in charge of the program.
Brummi' s Play
Is Chosen For
Press Meeting
According to an announcement

Health Officer
Gives Report
On Restaurants
Says Major Violations Of
Sanitation Are Relatively
Few In Ann Arbor
The following report on the con-
dition of campus eating places was
made yesterday by Dr. L. R. Gates,
health service sanitarian and deputy
health officer of the Ann Arbor Health
Department:
There are 52 restaurants, cafes,
lunch counters and dormitories sur-
rounding the campus which should
be of particular concern to faculty
members and students. Inspections
are made at frequent intervals alone
and about once per month the health
officer and Sanitary Inspector visit
these places. I am aware of the fact
that the quality of the eating estab-
lishments are better here than in
many parts of the state. Major vio-
lations of sanitation are relatively
few.
It is my personal opinion that the
employee's health and behavior are
far more important than the main-
tenance of high standards of cleanli-
ness and sanitation of premises,
equipment, utensils and food. In-
stances have been called to by atten-
tion where the individual with res-
piratory disturbances has failed to
wash his hands before serving the
food.
A collaboration has been shown to
exist between dirt, filth and presence
of diseases. But modern inspection
has brought out the fact that 90 per
cent of our sickness, as for example,
colds and respiratory disturbances
are spread by means of contact in-
fection.
Contact infection is an infection
transmitted directly from one person
to another by means of respiratory
discharges. The major way of block-
towels, common drinking cups and
ing this route, then, is to encourage
the use of the handkerchief while
coughing and to always properly
wash hands before touching food.
About 10 per cent of the respiratory
disturbances are spread by means
of indirect contact. Indirect con-
tact means spreading of diseases by
towels, common dlrinking cups, and
objects which are placed in the
mouth, etc.
There are two observations which
I should like to call to the attention.
of students. The first is to refrain
from the use of raw oyster cocktails,
or raw oysters in other prepartions.
It must be born in mind that the
home of the oyster is at the mouth
of rivers which are heavily polluted
with sewage. The oyster feeds upon.
this sewage which in many instances
contain harmful bacteria. It has been
demonstrated in the past that many
epidemics of typhoid fever have been
traced to this source.
The second caution I would make,
is to refrain from eating improperly
cooked pork and beef. Statistics
show that approximately 5 per cent
of the pork and beef in the country
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The possibility of hotly-contested Taken Ill Sunday
senior class elections in both the engi-
neering and literary colleges loomed Results of an examination of food
last night as leaders of all campus served Sunday night at the University
political factions announced their Hospital are expected to determine
slates of candidates and publicly pre- the cause for the poisoning of 150
dicted victory for their own partiesf members of the hospital staff, Dr. Al-

tomorrow.
Both men and women students in
the senior classes of all schools and
colleges of the University will go to
the polls Wednesday afternoon to
elect officers for the current year.
The literary college students will
vote for a president, vice-president,
secretary, and treasurer.
Two parties have announced slates
for this election.
The State Street-Campus CoalitionI
party has nominated Alfred Plummer
as their candidate for the presidency
of the class. They have also named
Fred Jones, Phi Sigma Kappa, to run
for the position of class treasurer.
Women To Get Jobs
Party officials have not yet an-
nounced the names of the candidates
for the other two offices, but they
have stated that women students will
fill these positions on the''slate. Rob-
ert Ward and Frederick Hertrich are
the campaign leaders of this faction.
The Washtenaw Coalition party
slate is headed by George Lawton,
Trigon, as the presidential candidate.
Margaret Mustard, Pi Beta Phi, is
the nominee for the vice-presidency,
Marion Bertsch, Martha Cook inde-
pendent, for the secretaryship, and
Lee C. Shaw, Phi Delta Theta, for
the treasurer's position.
Charles G. Barndt, caucus mana-
ger for the Washtenaw Coalition
group, has already issued his cam-
paign "plugger" announcing the
names of seven fraternities, sororities,
and dormitories which will be repre-
sented on the Senior Ball committee
in the event that his slate wins the
election.
The latter faction won last year's
junior class election, but was defeated
by the State Street party in the fresh-
man and sophomore ballots of the
class.
Two Engineers' Parties
In the engineering college, there
are also two parties competing for
the class offices. Engineering stu-
dents will elect, in addition to the
four traditional positions, delegates
to both the Honor Council and the
Engineering Council.
The Representative party, under
the chairmanship of Henry P. Felk-
er, has nominated Charles Weinfeld,
Phi Epsilon Pi, for president, Henry
Merker, Delta Phi, for vice-president,
Graham Batting, .independent, for
secretary, John Schmidt, independent,
for treasurer, Alvin Mortenson, Delta
Upsilon, for the Honor Council posi-
tion, and Robert Zapp, Phi Kappa
Psi, for membership on the Engi-
neering Council.
The opposing faction, known as!
the New Deal Party, has named Sal-I
vatore Tramontana, Phi Kappa, to
head its slate. Other candidates are
Julius F. Bartus, independent, vice-
president; Frank DuLyn, independ-
ent, secretary; Robert J. Pfohmann,
independent, treasurer; and Joseph
C. Wagner, Phi Kappa, Honor Coun-
cil delegate. No candidate was an-
nounced for the Engineering Council
position.

bert C. Kerlikowske, chief resident
physician, said yesterday.
Dr. Kerlikowske explained that no
one is very seriously ill from the ef-
fects of poisoning but that several
members of the staff have been put
to bed to recover from the weakness
resulting from the nausea. The pois-
oning could be attributed to any one
of several germs, he said.
Bacteriologists at the hospital
thought yesterday that the trouble
was caused by a germ known as sta-
phylococcus. The food in question, ac-
cording to Dr. Kerlikowske, was chick-,
en salad.
"The majority of those suffering
were nurses; more than 100 of those
attacked were either student or grad-
uate nurses," he said. At one time, the
doctor stated, the possibility of em-
ploying outside help during the emer-
gency was discussed, but the quick
recovery of many of the victims made
such action unnecessary, and the
regular staff was able to handle the
situation.
No patients at the hospital were
affected in any way, Dr. Harley A.
Haynes, director of the hospital stated,
because their food is prepared in a
different kitchen.
Dr. Kerlikowske was unable to ac-
count for the trouble. "Every precau-
tion possible is taken to prevent such
occurrences," he said, "but it is just
one of those things that happen.'
Everyone has had the experience
of being made ill by something he ate
in his own home, and here we are like
a family which through some acci-
dent, at present undefinable, has hadf
its collective stomach upset."
Pre-Election Mass
Meeting To Be Held
Parent - teacher associations v f
Washtenaw county are sponsoring la
pre-election mass meeting of the citi-
zens of the county Saturday in the
Masonic Temple at 8 p.m. 'the meet-'
ing is being called for the purpose of
acquainting voters with the amend-
ments which will appear upon the
ballot at the Nov. 6 election.
Prof. J. Milton Hover, head of the
science department of Michigan State
Normal College at Ypsilanti will ex-
plain amendments 1, 4, 5, and 6. Pro-
fessor W. D. Henderson of the Uni-
versity extension division will discuss
amendments 2 and 3. Mr. Louis
Burke, an Ann Arbor lawyer, will
preside at the meeting.
The committee in charge of ar-
rangements wishes all parts of Wash-
tenaw county to be represented.
Various organizations of the county
are being asked to co-operate in se-
curing a large attendance.
Lecture On Note-Taking
To Be Delivered Tuesday
Dr. Curtis will discuss "Note-
Taking," one of the lectures in the
"How to Study" series at 7:30
Tuesday in the library at the
League-.

Poisoning Off
Hospital Staff
Investigated
Examination Expected To
Disclose Why 150 Were

Kiwanis Club Will
Either Vote Or It
Will AidCripples
The Ann Arbor Kiwanis Club is
going to aid crippled children and
at the same time go public-minded.
As a part of their campaign to get
out the vote Nov. 6, Justice Jay Payne
decided to check up on the voting
of club members in past elections. He
found that some of his colleagues had
I been very lax indeed.
So, when he made his report to
the club today, he supplemented it
with a motion that every member who
does not vote in the coming election
be fined $5, the proceeds to go to the
crippled children's fund.
Then he asked those who had not
registered to vote to stand up. Twenty-
five dollars worth of members'arose.
And Nov. 6, most of the members of
the Ann Arbor Kiwanis Club will vote
- but those who don't will be helping
a cause too.
White Tells Of
1 Synthesis In
Lecture Here
N e w Synthetic Products
Is Topic Of University
Lecture Yesterday
Speaking yesterday on "New Syn-
thetic Products For Clothes and
Houses" in the first faculty lecture
on the University Lecture series, Prof.
Alfred H. White, head of the chemi-
cal engineering department, told an
audience of about 150 students and
townspeople of the progress recently
made in imitation and substitute
materials.
A hundred years ago, the speaker
said, we were using basically the
same materials we used 2,000 years
ago - wood, stone, brick, cotton fab-
ric, leather, etc. It is only in the
last 20 or 30 years, possibly even
more recently, that the greater part
of the change has come. To illustrate
his point, Professor White showed
a section of a wooden water main
which was in use in Ann Arbor less
than a century ago.
Recently, building materials have
given way to the onslaught of syn-
thetic products, according to the
speaker. Plate glass may be given the
appearance of such materials as
marble or mahogany, bakelite may
be given a wall-paper like surface,
and apparent shingles may be com-
pounds of Portland cement enmeshed
in fiber backing.
He then illustrated his lecture with
countless samples of synthetic prod-
ucts on the long table before him.
Non-inflammable cellulose acetate
products replacing the old celluloid,
cellophane wrapping, ribbons, bows,
and fabric, imitation leather, synthet-
ic camphor, and non-fat soap com-
pounds, calculated to appeal espe-
cially to hard-water Ann Arborites.
The introduction of synthetic prod-
ucts into the building of houses has
been the slowest process of all, Pro-
fessor White maintained. He at-
tributed this to the fact that houses
are handmade. Until houses con-
form to a standard of uniformity,
and can be machine-made as is a car
and other structures now profiting
from the use of synthetic products,
it will be impossible for the house-
holder to reap the benefits of the
last 30 years of work in that field of
science.

Professor Vibbert
Will Arrive Today
Prof. Charles Vibbert. of the phil-
osophy department, who was seriously
injured in a fall down an elevator
shaft in September in New York City,
is expected to arrive in Ann Arbor
this morning.
Professor Vibbert is still wearing a
cast, but his condition has improved to
such an extent in the last few weeks
that doctors of the Hospital for Joint
iseases'~ in New York. where rfso

Calls For Abandonment Of
Undergraduate Council
As Not Representative
Welch, Hilty, Ferris
Draft Constitution
Details Of Proposal To Be
Presented At Meeting Of
Group Monday
A plan calling for the abandon-
ment of the present Undergraduate
Council and the formation of a new
student council along entirely differ-
ent lines is now in the process of
formation following a meeting of the
Student Faculty Relations Committee
of the Union held yesterday at the
Union.
Basing the proposed action upon
the many complaints that the present
form of student government is not
representative of the student body,
the idea for the new organization in-
cludes features to do away with this
and other unsatisfactory conditions.
Men To Rule
The new plan calls for an organiza-
tion composed of men only and will
represent all of the major schools gn
the campus, according to its sponsors.
It will .provide representation for
fraternity members and independent
students. Through the manner of
selection of representatives for the
council, a continuity of service will
be effected, doing away with the evil
of having a new body each year,
committee members stated.
The manner of selection, as yet to
be completed in its final form, will
put student government more in con-
tact with the student body but, at
the same time, will prevent the coun-
cil from becoming embroiled in
campus politics, it is claimed.
Proposed By Welch
The plan, originally proposed by
Douglas Welch, '35, recording secre-
tary of the Union, is now in the hands
of a committee composed of Welch,
Carl Hilty, '35, president of the pres-
ent Undergraduate Council, and Wil-
liam G. Ferris, '35, managing editor
of The Daily, which will draft a con-
stitution for the revised organization.
The proposal, with its details work-
sd out, will be presented before the
Student Faculty Relations Committee
of the Union next Monday. Members
of the committee are Prof. Henry C.
Anderson, of the Engineering 'School
and director of student Alumni Rela-
tions, Prof. William A. McLaughlin
of the Romance Language depart-
ment, Prof. John S. Worley of the
Engineering College, and Prof. James
K. Pollock of the Political Science de-
partment. Student members are Hil-
ty, Ferris, Welch, William Dixon, '36
Allen McCombs, '35, Joseph Baily, '35,
and Phillip Singleton, '35.
If the plan receives the favorable
vote of the committee, it will be sent
to one of the University committees
dealing with student activities.
University To
Present Varied
Talks On WJR
Dana To Be First Speaker
On Program For This
Week
"What the Forests Have Done for
Michigan" will be .the subject of a
radio talk at 2 p.m. today over Station
WJR by Dean Samuel T. Dana of the
forestry school.
At 9:15 a.m. tomorrow the labora-
tory program of the University speech
class will go on the air with announce-

ments and campus news events. At 2
p.m. John M. Trytten of the education
school will speak on "The High School
Instructor in Commercial Education,"
as part of the Vocational Guidance
series of programs.
Stanley Boynton of WJR will speak
to the class in radio technique at 9:15
a.m. Thursday. At 2 p.m. Prof. Michael
S. Pargment of the French depart-
ment will speak on "Why Study
French."
At 10 p.m. Thursday Prof. Wells I.
Bennett of the architectural college
will speak on "An Architect Looks at

from the offices of the journalism'
department, a play by Prof. John L. Youth Council To
Brumm has been chosen for presen- Begin Its Program
tation to the sixteenth annual con-
vention of the University Press Club of The Ann Arbor Youth Council
Michigan, meeting here Nov. 8, 9, and launched an extensive campaign yes-
10. terday in an endeavor to interest local
This will be the fourth year during youth in a program of education,
which a play has been produced for sport, and recreation, which will start
the journalists' meeting here. It will immediately.
be given by the Comedy Club under Nearly 1,000 youths between the
the auspices of the journalism de- ages of 16 and 25 will be interviewed
partment, which sponsors the Press by the staff of the Council as to the
Club conventions. types of activity in which they are
As was the case last year, the play interested. The program includes Uni-
will be presented twice, once for the versity students as well as those out-
convention and once for the general side. The temporary headquarters
public. Admission to the Friday night of the Council is in the local Y.M.C.A.
performance will be entirely by invi- The Youth Council was formed last
tation, but a ticket sale will be made August at the instigation of Dr. James
to students and townspeople for Sat- B. Edmonson, dean of the School of
urday night's show. Education, Prof. Lowell J. Carr of the
This year's play, the fourth one sociology department, and G. R.
written by Professor Brumm, will be Koopman, principal of the Tappan
presented by Comedy Club at the Junior High School. The head of
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre the last the Council is R. G. Wilsie, a Uni-
two nights of the convention. Al- versity graduate.
though both the title and casting for The tentative list of groups in
the play have been completed they will which those interested may partici-
not be released until the beginning pate is as follows:

Actors In 'The Green Pastures'
'Travel' Many Mile s On Stage

One of the extraordinary features
of "The Green Pastures," 1930 Pulit-
zer Prize play by Marc Connelly which
comes to the Michigan Wednesday, is
the "travelling" done by the charac-
ters.
It has been estimated that many of
the actors in this drama have walked
considerably more than 100 miles
within the confines of theatres of the
United States. This odd fact is so
because of the moving treadmills
which comprise the noted false stage

the giant treadmills made too much
noise. After days of futile experimen-
tation, electricians, carpenters, and
machinists achieved a result that en-1
ables 50 people to march the tread-
mills in noiseless unity.
The play itself has a romantic
history. Two leading firms and a host
of independent producers refused to
publish it, telling Mr. Connelly that
it was "worthless."
Finally Jed Harris, noted New York
producer, "saw the light," and put it

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