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The Weather
Generally fair, somewhat
warmer Friday; Saturday prob-
ably showers, warmer.

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Editorials
Evangelists In Education
What Hope For Man ...

VOL. XLV. No. 35 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1934

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Ed ucation
Me etings
Open Here

Prof. Ford Calls Amendments
Regarding Taxes_'Misleading'

Group Given Welcome By
Saginaw Woman In First
Address Of Session
125 Are Present At
Opening Sessions
Henderson, Fisher, And
Bowman Also Address
Initial Meetings
One hundred and twenty-five mem-
bers gathered yesterday in the Uni-
versity High School Auditorium to
open the three-day session of the fifth
annual Parent Education Institute.
Dr. C. A. Fisher, assistant director
of the extension division, said yester-
day that he expected an increase in
the enrollment today.
The Institute opened at 10 a.m.
when Mrs. D. W. Stewart of Saginaw,
president of the Michigan Congress
of Parents and Teachers, welcomed
the group. ,
"The Parent-Teacher Asociation
stands for parent education," Mrs.
Stewart declared. "It is a movement
of supreme importance."
She denied that the family has
passed as a social institution, and
chanilenged "it to meet the new so-
ciety."
Explaining how the P.T.A., with
6,000 members, reaches out all over
the State, she called it "a most demo-
cratic group." "But it must," she
concluded, "have a general social out-
look and not confine itself to simple
behavior problems."
Dr. Henderson Speaks
Following her saddress, Dr. William
D. Henderson, director of the ex-
tension division, told his listeners
that "one of the blessings of the
depression, and amost hopeful sign
for democracy is that people are now
beginning to face disagreeable facts
and discuss them in public."
Dr. Henderson poked. fun at the'
present gradeschool system, and said
he would start children in school at
six years of age, and train them1
from "the point of view of learning,
not of passing."
He said "we are not through with
this depression yet; it may be far
from over." He also decried the fact1
that schools must rely on the liquor
tax for revenue.
In conclusion Dr. Henderson sup-
plemented Mrs. Stewart's praise of
the P.T.A. by calling it "the one or-
ganization fitted by training and far
reaching democratic tendencies to
take the lead. It occupies a most
strategic position."
Speaking of their family consul-l
tation service, Mrs. Pauline Wilson
of the Merrill-Palmer school told
members of the Institute of the two-
fold project of this service in a speech
at 11 a.m.
Has Two Aims
The consultation service has two
aims: a general, permanent aim ofx
straightening out social difficulties of
all kinds, and a five-year plan of re-
search into the life needs of women1
graduates of colleges, with special ref-
erence to the higher phases of educa-Y
Lion. .
There are also placement and em-*
ployment bureau departments, deal-
ing with religious problems and health
questions, and groups handling volun-
teer work, social service, hobby clubs,
and newcomers to the community.
The investigation project calls for
detailed research into the completez
backgrounds of the persons studied,
with a view to discovering what good
college has done for the womantgrad-
uate, and what it could contribute.
After this meeting members ad-
journed for luncheon and met again
at 1:30 p.m. to hear Dr. C. A. Fisher,
assistant director of the extension
division, speak on "Toward a Pro-
gram of Adult Education In Your
Community.",

This is the first in a series of articles
in which prominent faculty authorities
discuss the advisability of passing the
amendments to the State Constitution
which appear on the ballot Nov. 6. To-
day's interviewis with Prof. Robert S.
Ford of the economics department.
Professor Ford was formerly research
investigator for the New York State
Tax Commission, and was more re-
cently connected with the AAA admin-
istration in Washington.
By COURTNEY A. EVANS
Opposition to the constitutional
amendments regarding taxation as
proposed on the ballot Nov. 6, was
expressed by Prof. Robert S. Ford in
an interview with The Daily yester-
day because, "they are misleading
and contrary to the sound principles
of public finance."
The amendments to which Profes-
sor Ford had reference are those
numbered 2, 3, and 5 which appear
on the November ballot. The first
two would place a constitutional
limitation upon the amount of gaso-
line and automobile taxes, while num-
ber 5 would give the State legisla-
ture the power to classify property
and impose a general income tax, the
proceeds of which would be ear-
marked, for public schools.
"I am opposed to the taxation
amendments," Professor Ford stated,
"because they fail to meet the requis-
ites of a sound tax system - that it
be flexible and elastic."

In consideration of the amend-
ments numbered 2 and 3, which will
'place constitutional limitations upon
the gasoline and automobile indus-
tries, Professor Ford pointed out that
I there are five main issues to be con-
sidered.
1. Granting that the proposed
taxation rates may be fair ones, it
is not advisable to place a constitu-
tional limitation upon such taxes
which will restrain the legislature in
the future.
2. These taxes will be in lieu of
other taxes, thus exempting the auto-
mobile and gasoline industries, two
of the largest of the state's industries,
from the general sales tax and any
income tax.
3. Since an equal amount of rev-
enue will be needed to run the State,
this reduction of taxation will only
mean a shift in the tax burden, which
may lead to an increase in other
taxes, or a restriction of governmental
functions.
4. There is no assurance that the
consumer will receive the benefit
from the reduction in the gasoline
tax.
"The joker in the amendments
which will exempt the industries
concerned from the general sales tax,
will mean a reduction of more than
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House Filled
To Capacity
For Tibbet
Delighted Audience Calls
For Ten Encores From
Distinguished Singer
Many Standing To
Hear Performnance
Great Reception Follows
Singer's Excerpts From
'Emperor Jones'
By ROBERT S. RUWITCH
Lawrence Tibbett had no difficulty
whatsoever last night in living up to
his reputation as the most popular
i male singer in America. He was called
back for noless than 10 encores be-
fore a delighted audience at the sec-
ond of the season's Choral Union
series concerts. .
The distinguished baritone was
heard by a capacity house in Hill
Auditorium, where every seat was oc-
cupied and people were standing in
the rear of the main floor.
Tibbett triumphed from the very
outset when he opened the program
with a group of three songs: "Bois
Epais," by the French composer, Lully,
the Italian "Che Fiero Costume," of
Legrenzi, and an old English ballad
titled "The Bailiff's Daughter."
This group was followed by a sec-
ond, which included four German
songs that the Metropolitan star sang
in English. Among these were two
Brahms pieces, one by Hugo Wolf,
and one by Schubert.
Two numbers were then played by
Stewart Wille, Mr. Tibbett's accomp-
nist. They were an ararngement of
a Bach Chorale by Hess and a second
Bach number, the "Organ Prelude in
G minor," arranged by Siloti.
Mr. Wille's performance seemed
particularly attractive to the audience
and he too was called back for en-
cores, two in number.
A tremendous ovation followed the
singing of Brutus Jones' "Prayer,"
an excerpt which Mr. Tibbett selected,
from the opera which he has made
so famous, "Emperor Jones."
After the intermission, the popular
artist sang a group of three songs:
"God's World," by Jacques Wolfe,;
Rachmaninoff's "To the Children,"

Harvard 'Lampoon'
Issue Disappears;
It Looks Like Yale
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 1. - (P)
-Mystery of deepest blue shrouded
the office of the Harvard Lampoon,
undergraduate humor magazine, to-
night.
The accustomed joyous quips were
stilled; distraught editors and adver-
tising forces paced the floor with
leaden steps and even the office boy
forgot to be impertinent.
Trouble? Plenty of it. Four thou-
sand copies of a joint issue of the
Lampoon and the Princeton Tiger,
which had combined for the first time
in history to honor Saturday's re-
sumption of football relations be-
tween the Crimson and the Orange
and Black were missing - gone -
stolen, Lampoon men averred.
Strange to say, it was the Asso-
ciated Press which first brought news
of the calamity to the Lampoon's
own editorial forces and sent them
scurrying in amazed incredulity to the
room where, Francis Moore, presi-
dent of the Lampoon, said Lampy's
printers had "prematurely" deposited
the issue last night.
The news, it seems, had first been
heard on the Yale campus, several
hours apparently before Lampy's own
men were astir and Moore, although
professedly reluctant to believe that
anyone from Yale could have had a
hand in such a scandalous business,
conceded it was not beyond the pos-
sibility of belief that the Yale Record
knew more about the outrage than it
ought.
Regent Shields
Will Speak On
Polities 'Today-

Tax Accusations
Branded As False
By County Auditor

Conclude Tryouts For
Union Opera Today
Final tryouts for the 26th annual
Michigan Union Opera will be held
from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today in
Room 319 at the Union, accord-
ing to Russell McCracken, direc-
tor of the production. The cast
will include 200 persons.
Students interested in trying out
for any of the seven production
committees of the show are urged
to report at the same time. The
list of opera committees includes
groups on publicity, make-up,
scenery and property, music, cos-
tumes, personnet, and dances.
It is expected that the mem-
bership of these committees, as
well as the cast of the show, will
be announced some time next
week.
'Street Scene'
To Finish Run

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Free Press Says Almost
Half Of County Budget
To Be Used For FERA

Charges Waste In
Building New Jail

Commission Member
Increase In Funds
To Rise In Prices
By ELSIE PIERCE

Says
Due

700 To Attend
Union Formal
Dance Tonigh

Charge 0.. U. With
'Commercializing'
Of College Spirit

(By Intercollegiate Press)
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 1.- Brand-
Corsages And F 1o w e r s ing Ohio State University's new plan
Banned In Accordance of cadet cheering corps as "commer-
cialized college spirit," officials of
With Regulation the university Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A.
caused no end of controversy when
A capacity crowd of 700 will dance they issued a statement bitterly at-
to the strains of music provided by tacking the cheering project.
Ferde Grofe and his orchestra at the Under the plan, put in effect by the,
student senate in co-operation with'
first formal student ball of the year, the Department of Military Science,
the Fifth Annual Union Formal sophomore cadets in the R.O.T.C. are
Dance, at 9 p.m. today in the ballroom to be admitted free to football games
of the Union. so they can form a special cheering
Only a few tickets remain to be section.
sold, according to student committee- Dolores Rupplesburg of the Y.W.-.
men, and it is expected that the pres- C.A. minced no words in denouncing
ent supply will be completely sold out the sophomore cadets who "goose
today step" and yell at the grid games.
Thirty-three University officials, "I think that paying people to
faculty members, and their wives have cheer," she said, "is commercialized
been asked to serve as patrons and college spirit. It discriminates against
patronesses for the annual dance, all women students and junior and
Stdentsseshirmte nutheardare.senior men, as there are many who'
Student co-chairmen of the party are would be only too glad to cheer in
George P.W. Wanty, '36, Harold rtr o retces"
Strickland, '36E, and Robert W. At-s return for free tickets."
kins, '36, all members of the Union Howard D. Willits, secretary of the
executive council. Y.M.C.A., insisted that "Ohio State
Asistadtonl.forthiwill be the laughing stock of other
As is traditional for this dance, Icolleges if we have to subsidize our
the ballroom will be simply decorated cheering."
with palm plants. Members of the One of the sophomore cadets said
executive council will wear blue -rib- O , . . si
bons. .."It's a damned nuisance wearing
The traditional grand march, which those 'monkey suits' on the campus'
all week, and it's worse on Saturday,
is usually held at midnight, will be but for free football tickets I'd wear a
omitted for the first time in recent sack."
years.
In accordance with a Union' rule,
no corsages or flowers will be per- Slayer Sentenced
! ifft d n tha h llr n drri tor . '..,

Activities Of National
Local Government
To Be Described

And
Are

Regent Edmund C. Shields, '96L,
will speak on "Political Trends" at
8 p.m. today in the Tappan school
auditorium.
He will describe the present ac-

and a modern interpretative song,I
"Traffic," by Ridgway. 1 tivities of the national and local gov-
This group-was followed by a like ernments, and their changing atti-
number of encores, which included tudes towards administration.
a humorous song entitled "Lullaby," The address will form part of a
by Gladys Rich, a negro ballad, public forum, and while it is being
"Short'nin' Bread," and Deems Tay- given primarily for the voters of the
lor's "A Song For Lovers." sixth and seventh wards, all towns-
The final portion of the concert people, and students interested are
program found two songs, "Death's invited to attend.
Lullaby," by the Russian, Moussorg- Regent Shields graduated from the
sky, and "Eleanore" of Coleridge- University, receiving his A.B. in '94,
Taylor. and his law degree in '96. He has
Then a burst of applause which long been interested in problems of
continued for minutes brought back'
government, and while he has been
the gifted star four more times. He an important factor in the Comstock
responded with another song of administration he is expected to give
Moussorgsky, the clever "Song of the a non-partisan talk tonight.
Flea," Oscar Fox's song of the Texas One of the most prominent attor-
cowboy, "Greer County," the humor- I
ous "Long Ago In Alcalar," and fin- neys of the state, Regent Shields is
all "Dinkto e Oly ithThine a member of the law firm of Shields
ally "Drink to Me Only With and Silsbee. He is the newest men-
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Saturday Night
Play Production's Second
Offering Of Season To
Be 'The Royal Family'
The third and final performance of
Elmer Rice's Pulitzer Prize play,
"Street Scene," will be presented by
Play Production at 8:30 p.m. tomor-
row in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The play is the initial offering of
Play Production this season and was
given before large audiences on Fri-
day and Saturday last week.
More than 50 players, approxi-
mately all of the members of Play
Production, are given an opportunity
to act in "Street Scene," as the play
embraces an exceptionally large cast.
The central plot revolves around
the life of the Maurrant family in
an East Side New York tenement.
Although there are no main charac-
ters, as such, the principals include
Harlan Bloomer, Grad., and Vir-
ginia Frink, '35, as Mr. and Mrs.
Maurrant, Mary Pray, Grad., as Rose,
the Maurrants' daughter, and Frank
Funk, '35, as Sam Kaplan, Rose's
sweetheart.
The entire setting of the play is
the single apartment house in which
the Maurrants reside. All action takes
place in front of and through the
windows of the house.
Among the other members of the
cast in important roles are John Sil-
berman, '35, Max Fuller, Grad., Har-
riet Kellerman, '35, and Hattie Bell
Ross, Grad..
Tickets for the production are
priced at 75, 50 and 35 cents. They are
on sale at the box office in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
During the week of Nov. 18, the
players will present as their second
offering, George Kaufman's and Edna
Ferber's great play, "The Royal Fam-
ily."
THREATEN OFFICIAL
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 1.- (P) -
Gov. Paul V. McNutt said today
threats had been made in Lake coun-
ty against the life of J. Edward Barce,
assistant attorney-general who has
been investigating the March 3 escape
of John Dillinger from the Crown
Point jail.

Statements that citizens of Wash-
tenaw county are being oppressively
taxed to pay for extravagant FERA
relief projects, which were published
in the Detroit Free Press yesterday,
were branded by L. O. Cushing, Coun-
ty auditor, as "either outright lies
or misleading interpretation of the
facts."
The Detroit paper stated that tax-
payers are being assessed an addi-
tional $75,000 to pay relief projects
of the FERA, and in addition that
$84,000 or 48 per cent of the county
budget for next year is being allotted
to these projects. Cushing said, how-
ever, that of the $84,000 only $8,065
is being spent on FERA projects.
The rest of the money, although it
is used for, welfare purposes, goes
to support permanent institutions
which take care of the needy citizens
of the county who do not come under
the FERA, and is ,no larger a sum
than was allotted to these institu-
tions before the FERA was organized.
$40,000 is spent on mothers' pensions,
$24,000 for the care of tubercular pa-
tients, $12,500 for the care of the
insane, $36,000 for adult hospital
cases, $2,500 for patients with con-
tagious diseases, $25,000 for the
county poor farm, $500 for children's
aid, and $500 for indigent boys.
Money Not Taken From Taxes
It was also charged that Wash-
tenaw county is being assessed an
additional $75,000 "for immediate
welfare needs" by a dictatorial State
Emergency Relief Administration.
Cushing said, however, that this state-
ment is untrue, inasmuch as the
$75,000 does not come from the coun-
ty taxes, and is not used by the FERA
projects.
The money is taken from the state
income tax funds, and although it is
true that some of the citizens of the
county have contributed to the
amount, the whole burden does not
fall upon this county. He also said
that the money was not arbitrarily
demanded for emergency relief, but
was a customary appropriation which
has been allotted for several 'years.
The sum which is to be raised this
year is a decrease of $20,000 from
last year's amount.
Charges were also made by the
Free Press that the largest work proj-
ect, the erection of the new county
jail "has been an especial problem
to the county," and like so many other
projects in Michigan represents a cost
of almost double the original esti-
mate, "and is wasting taxpayers"
funds to the extent of a $1,000 a week
payroll to'welfare workers.
Increased Estimate
C. E. Elliott, a member of the
.Emergency Relief Commission, in
answering these accusations, said that
th6 original estimate of $64,000 had
been increased only 50 per cent to a
total of $90,000, and that this increase
was not caused by construction delays
but was a result of the unforeseen
rise in the prices of materials caused
by the NRA. Another reason was
that the county had, at a later date,
decided to use a better quality of ma-
terials.
Although Elliott said labor costs
did reach $1,000 at one time, this fig-
ure was maintained only for a short
period. The payroll at the present
time is only $500 a week, and, accord-
ing to Elliott, this figure will be cut
even more within a few weeks. He
also stated that the Free Press' ac-
cusation that no more funds are
available to buy materials needed to
complete the building was without
foundation, since it will be completed
in two or three weeks.
Not Completely Furnished
"It is true," Elliott declared, "that
the building will not be completely
furnished down to the last detail, but
we realized that we would not have
the money to do that when the esti-
mate was first made and w hav not

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mLi inl ea bin Uauroom, accor ango o
Allen D. McCombs, '35, president. I
The office of the dean of women
has granted late permission for all
women students allowing them to
remain out until 2:30 a.m. The dance
music will stop at 2 a.m.I

By Judge Sample
Raymond Gimmey, 24 years old,
was sentenced yesterday by Judge
George W. Sample to five years pro-
bation and $100 costs for causing the
death of his wife when he struck her

BARROW TO SPEAK HERE l during a quarrel Oct. 18.
Walter Barrow, assistant United I Earlier yesterday, Gimmey plead
States attorney-general, will address guilty to a charge of manslaughter.
Washtenaw County Democrats here "I want to get this thing over with,"
at 8 p.m. Saturday in the court he said at that time. "I ask nothing
room of the county building. of the court."
Michigan Union Opera To Be
'A Noisy And Satirical Revue'

By JOSEPHINE T. McLEAN
The 1934 Union Opera is to be defi-
nitely in the tradition of those noisy

Stresses Need Of Project satirical revues such as "Of Thee I
As his first point he stressed the Sing" and "As Thousands Cheer,
need of starting the community proj- declared Russell McCracken, director
ect at the educational level of the of this year's production. "Ensembles
community, pointing out the danger in a satirical vein, treated rthymical-
of being either too far advanced or ly and sometimes in pantomine are
retarded for any specific group, being substituted for the pony chorus
His second demand was "don't be type of dance routine of the 'Rio
exclusive." The program, he ex- Rita' era." '
plained, should not be limited to the This 26th annual Michigan Unionj
group organizing it. Wherever the Opera will be presented from Dec. 10
movement starts, it is bound to end'to 15 in the Lydia Mendelssohn
up as a widespread project. Theatre. The book, which has not
The third order was to let the been titled as yet, was submitted by
people study what they want to study. Kyril Conger, '36M.
"Adult study," said the speaker, is Stress is being placed on the music
good where it brings out something fressridubein,"plcronkenuc
creative in the individual." He con- for the production," McCracken con-
cluded by offering individuals all the ine.The music isn't just to be

scores for Walt Disney's Mickey
Mouse Cartoons.
"The lyrics are satirical and,
horsey," explained the director. "Even
the scenery is in a modern manner.
It is to be stylized and painted in
brilliant colors, and will play as im-
portant a part in the production as
any of the actors.
"A definite plot differentiates the
opera from an absolute revue. The
situation is an impossible one wherein'
the principal characters get involved
in the business of presenting a rip-
roaring kidnaping melodrama, after
having rid themselves of the'author
of the piece."
College, but not a local setting will
be the background. Instead of por-
traying campus celebrities as in "With
Banners Flying," last year's show,
Conger's book includes many char-

Band To Leave
At 5:10 Today
For Minnesota
Its final drill run through on Fer-
ry Field yesterday, the Varsity Band
will leave Ann Arbor at 5:10 p.m.
today for Minneapolis - its first in-
vasion of the Minnesota stronghold!
since the band was founded 75 years
ago.
One hundred and fourteen mem-
bers of the band and its staff will en-
train at the Michigan Central sta-
tion for Chicago, from there they
will proceed by the Chicago, Mil-
waukee, St. Paul and Pacific Rail-
road to Minneapolis.
Joseph Horak, '35, head cheerlead-
er, will accompany the band on the
train, which will also carry student
and alumni rooters.
The band will participate Saturday
morning in Minnesota's huge Home-
coming Parade on Nicollet Avenue,
Minneapolis, and will leave for Chi-
cago and Ann Arbor Saturday night.
Stuart Chase Will
Speak Here Nov.8
Stuart Chase, eminent author and

Bugle Calls Michigan Students'
To South American Battlefield

ber of the board of regents of the Uni-
versity, being elected in 1933. For
long, he has been one of the most
active of the University's alumni, and
has been keenly interested in the,
problems of the school. He is a fre-I
quent visitor in Ann Arbor between
meetings of the board.
Regarded as an authority on pub-
lic affairs, he is one of the most prom-
inent members of the Democratic
party in Michigan. During his car-
eer, he combined the three functionsl
of political administrator, education-
al administrator, and attorney.

By MARSHALL D. SHULMAN
Four thousand miles south of here,
from the heart of South America, a
bugle sounds a call to arms; it
echoes faintly down the campus
walks, and six students lay down their
books to take up arms.
Bolivia sends a -call to its youth the
world over. Hostilities with Paraguay
over the Chaco district are being re-
newed; this smouldering controversy
flames again, and fighting blood is
needed.
Quebracho, a South American- tree
whose bark is very useful in the tan-
ning of leather, grows abundantly in
the Chaco district. Paraguay has

Valverde, is now flying in the Bolivian
air force. The cavalry has claimed
another. G. Terrazas, who responded
to the call this July, Is m the cav-
alry; G. ae la Reza and F. H. Pacheco
are in the engineering corps. The ar-
tillery has claimed E. Barrazan, and
C. Rios has chosen the infantry.
Many times in the last few years the
call has come, but occasionally the
Bolivian government has overlooked
the matter of money for travelling ex-
penses, and so there are three Boliv-
ian students on the campus who are
awaiting the call to come again with
some of those green Bolivian dollars.
J. Jauregui Alcazar, one of the re-
maining students, says that latest ad-

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