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Editorials
Lo! The Poor Freshman ... The
Figures Can Do No Wrong . . .
This Week Is Only The Begin-
ning...

Fair and Warmer In South-1
eastern part of state.

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XLV. No. 1

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1934

PRICE FIVE CENTS

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Freshman

Class

Is

Largest In

Recent

Years;

See Attempt

To

Raise

Rents;

Jobs Are

Scarce

Ilushin g
Starts On
*Saturday
Fraternities Begin With
Noon Meal; Sororities
Entertain At Dinner
Oct. 4 Is Date Set
For End Of Season
Interfr aternity Council
Makes Alterations In
Men's Regulations
Fraternities and sororities will
begin rushing Saturday, Sept. 22, the
former at noon and the latter at 3
p.m.
Rushtng for fraternities will begin
at that time and continue through
Thursday of the second week fol-
lowing.
Engagements during that time, ac-
cording to Philip Singleton, '35,
president of the Interfraternity
Council, may be held at any time
during the day until 8:30 p. m., at
which time all rushing shall cease
for that day..' Telephone calls after
this time for the purpose of making
future engagements shal not be
considered a violation.
Registration of freshmen for the
Interfraternity Council files starts at
10 a.m. today in the lobby of the
Union and will continue from 10-12
and 1-4 every day untl Friday, Single-
ton said.
Serves As Receipt
He stated that freshmen will reg-
ister on a form provided, half of
which will serve as a receipt to be
turned in when the freshmen turn in.
their preference lists Friday, Oct. 5.
The other portion of the card will
serve as a card for the Council files
which will be available to rushing
chairmen starting tomorrow.
A new ruling adopted by the Coun-
cil last spring requires that all en-
tering students who wish to be rush-
ed by a general fraternity must regis-
ter and pay a 50 cent fee upon arriv-
al in Ann Arbor. Either the Coun-
cil chamber on the third floor of the
Union or the Union lobby will be
open Monday for registration for
rushees.
Every freshman desirous of being
rushed by a fraternity is urged by
the Council to register because in no
other manner can a fraternity con-
tact names and addresses of a fresh-
man coming to Ann Arbor.
Must Pay To Pledge
Under the new ruling, although a
freshman can be rushed without
first having paid the 50 tax, he can-
not be pledged by any fraternity un-
til he has paid.
Singleton stated that all rushing
must take place in Ann Arbor and
as far as possible within the confines
of the individual fraternity houses.
However, telephone calls after this
time for the purpose of making future
engagements shall not be considered
a violation.
As in the past year automobiles
cannot be used during the rushing
period at any time: this ruling in-
cludes the use of taxicabs.
An exceedingly important section
of the rushing rules is section 6 of
Article II which states that "No bind-
ing promise regarding pledging shall
be entered into by the fraternity and
rushee before the actual pledging
process."
Silence Period Named
The period from 8:30 p. m. of the

Thursday of the second week of rush-
ing until 12 noon of the following
Monday shall be a period of-silence,
during which there shall be no con-
tact whatsoever between a member of
any fraternity and a rushee.
Any rushee who does not turn in
a preference list shall be ineligible
to pledge any fraternity until the
beginning of the second semester of
the same academic year. No rushee
turning in a preference list shall be
eligible during the first semester to
pledge any fraternity not on his list.
The nledging nrocess as set down

Two Assemblies Planned For
Freshmen By Union Officials

Two assemblies for incoming stu-
dents to be held' as a part of the an-
nual Orientation Week program, a
student-faculty and activities assem-
bly, are being planned by student of-
ficials of the Union.
Freshmen and students entering
witht advanced credit will meet at
8 p.m. Thursday in the Union ball-
room for the faculty-student assem-
bly, which is being held for the first
time this year to promote a closer re-
lationship between new students and
faculty members.
The assembly is a part of the stu-
dent-faculty relationship program
that was launched last year by the
Union. Allen D. McCombs, '35, pres-
ident, stated that prominent members
of the faculty will be present to con-
fer with students concerning problems
in their own fields and discuss any
other topics of mutual interest. Tables
will be placed around the ballroom for.
discussion groups.
McCombs stated that members of
the permanent \committee on student-
faculty relationships will be in atten-
dance, including Prof. John S. Worley

of the engineering school, and Prof.
James, K. Pollock, Prof. William A.
McLaughlin, and Prof. Charles F.
Remer of the literary college.
Friday night entering men students
will again meet in the ballroom for
the annual activities assembly at
which seven men who are leaders of
activities will speak to the group.
It is also probable, according to stu-
dent officials, that the Varsity Men's
Glee Club will be present to sing sev-
eral numbers for the assembled fresh-
men.
Activities heads who will speak at
the assembly are Eric Hall, '35, man-
aging editor of the Gargoyle, William
McFate, '35, managing editor of the
Michiganensian, Philip Singleton,
'35E, president of the Interfraternity
Council, Carl Hilty, '35, president of
the Undergraduate Council, Russell
Anderson, '36, president of the Stu-
dent Christian Association, Thomas
Austin, '35, Varsity football captain,
Douglas Welch, '35, secretary of the
Union, and William Ferris, managing
editor of The Daily.
McGombs will act as chairman of
the assembly.

Greek Letter
Houses Get'
Best Grades
Fraternities and Sororities
Rate Higher Than All
Men and Women
Grades .received by members of
general fraternities and sororities
combined last year are higher than
grades of independent men and wo-
men, according to computations of
Marian Williams, statistician in the
Registrar's office.
The average of all general fra-
ternities and sororities was 77, where-
as the independent men and women's
average for the same period was 76.8.
Independent women students dis-
placed general sororities, however, as
the leaders of the scholarship list with
an average of 78.9. General sororities
were second with 78.7. This is an
average of a little better than half
B and half C, according to Miss Wil-
liams' figures.
In the scale which has been used in
compiling the scholarship record A
equals 100 per cent, B equals 85 per
cent, C equals 70 per cent, D equals
50 per cent, and E equals 20 per cent.
The ratios received by the different
groups follow:
% Rank
Independent women students* ..78.9
General sororities............78.7
Women students*.............78.5
Women's dormitories and League
houses ....................77.2

British Boat
Beats Rainbow
By Half Mile
Endeavour Is Better In
Heavy Weather; Sails
30 Miles In 3:43:44
NEWPORT, R. I., Sept. 17- (/) -
In one of the swiftest and most
dramatic races ever waged for the
famous America's Cup, the big blue
challenger from England, Sopwith's
Endeavour, overcame a succession of
sail-hoisting difficulties today and
administered an unexpected but
sound beating to the defending sloop,
Harold S. Vanderbilt's Rainbow.
Endeavor, demonstrating conclu-
sively that she is a speedier heavy
weather craft, completely reversed
her sorry showing in Saturday's
drifting match that wound up "no'
contest," and today was one up in
the first conclusive test of the 1934
series. The British Lion was roaring
full-throated defiance to American
sea supremacy for the first time since
1920.
After chasing the Rainbow over
the outgoing half of the thirty-mile
windward-leeward course through
heavy seas and rain squalls, Endeav-
our overtook the defender at the out-
set of the run home, with a fairly
startling burst of speed under the
impetus of a unique ventilated or
"Annie akley" spinnaker.
For the frist time since the start,
Sopwith looked Vanderbilt squarely
in the eye, then forged quickly into
the lead and left the defending sloop
struggling a desperate but decisively
beaten boat over the closing 15 miles.
Endeavour's margin of victory at
the finish was nearly a half mile,
exactly two minutes and nine sec-
onds of time, as the challenger came
from behind to capitalize her swift-
ness before a wind that shifted from
a brisk 14 knots to about 10 at the
finish.
The winner's elapsed time of three
hours, 43 minutes, 44 seconds, was'
approximately 19 minutes short of
the America's cup record for a simi-
lar course, despite the fact both boats
surpassed the former mark for a
fifteen-mile windward leg, with a
stiffer breeze blowing. Rainbow'sj
time was 3:45.53.
Tigers Down Yanks
And Increase Lead
DETROIT ,Sept. 17.-The Detroit
Tigers tonight enjoyed a six and one-
half game lead over the New York
Yankees in the American League
pennant race, having blanked Colonel
Ruppert's team in the first of their
four-game series, 3 to 0.
General Alvin Crowder, obtained by

Requests For
FERA Places
Exceed Quota
Report 964 Applications
For 903 Openings; 785
TentativelyAccepted
House Jobs To Be
Filled This Week
Pay For Federal Jobs Is
Based On Need In Each
Case; $15 Maximum
With more applications for FERA
jobs than there are places available,
and with positions in fraternity and
sorority house rapidly being filled,' in-
coming students seeking employment
on campus are faced with a serious
problem. "
The quota of work allotted to the
University by the Federal government
is 903 students and up until last night
964 applications for the jobs had been
filed, Miss Elizabeth A. Smith, in
charge of placements, said. Because
of the large number of applications,
each case is carefully looked into
and so far only 785 applications have
been accepted. Even these applica-
tions must be held up until registra-
tion in the University is completed
by the applicant, Miss Smith said.
No Arrangements Made_
The great majority of fraternity
houses have made no arrangements to
take care of student employes as yet
and most of the houses will not need
help until Wednesday or Thursday.
In some cases houses empipy their
own members and do not go to the
occupational bureau, it was said.
The committee in charge of the
FERA project consists of Dean Joseph
A. Bursley, Prof. Lewis A. Gram of
the engineering college, and John C.
Christensen, assistant secretary of the
University.
The amount of remuneration for
each student will be based upon the
individual needs of the student apply-
ing. The maximum wage per month
stipulated by the Federal Emergency
Relief Administration is $15 and the
maximum number of hours a student
may work is 371/2.
Must Be College Work
All of the work carried on under
the FERA project here must be Uni-
versity work and because the 'chief
purpose of using relief funds for stu-
dent aid is to increase the number of
young men and women going to col-
lege, funds allotted shall not be used
to replace college funds heretofore
used for student aid.
Miss Smith is to have direct charge
of FERA relief work although the
supervision of the project is -under
Dean Bursley. The FERA offices are
located in Room 1, University Hall.
Miss Smith will be advised of the ac-
tion of 'the committee on projects
for which applications have been
made and will have also the personnel
cards of students whose requests for
relief employment have been ap-
proved.
Auto Ban To
Go Into Effect
Next Monday
The auto ban for the school year

1934-35 will go into effect at 8 a.n\.
Monday, Sept. 24 with only one major
1 change.
The age limit after which students
are exempt from the rules of the auto
ban has been lowered from 28 to 26
years.
All students entitled to receive driv-
ing permits are urged to' apply for
them during Orientation Week. These
include students who are carrying less
than six hours of work in the Uni-
versity, those over 26 years of age,
and all those who have a faculty
rank of teaching assistant or higher.
K. E. Fisher of the dean of students

Co-operative
Action Taken
By Landladies
Officers Deplore Decline
In Prices As 'Excessive';
To Extend Organization
Wahr Says July 15
Rates Should Stand
Regrets General Condition
But Declares University
Must Safeguard Student
Steps to increase student room rents
by co-operative action were taken
this summer by the Ann Arbor Land-
ladies League. Members of the league
stated that their purpose was to stop
wholesale rent-cutting by various
householders who had been catering
to students.
Officers of the league claim that
the decline in room rents over a pe-
riod of the last few years has been ex-
cessive, and that thetpresent scale
of prices is so low that householders
are unable to meet expenses of fuel
and taxes.
Want "Fair" Rates
The league, which is composed of
landladies in the central eastern part
of Ann Arbor, has announced its in-+
tention of extending its membership
to all of the householders on the Uni-
versity's approved list.+
The landladies cited cases where
rooms had been rented as low as $1.50
per week and announced their inten-;
tion of doing away with price cutting
of this nature.
Assistant Dean Fred B. Wahr, who
is in charge of housing for the Uni-
versity, made the following statement
in reference to the League's action:
"The approved houses submitted
rooms with prices by July 15.. Lists
have been made out and completed
with prices as submitted by the house-1
holders. This office expects that the+
householders are going to rent rooms1
at .prices they authorized us to putE
on the lists.
Plans Enlarged Membership 1
"Personally I do no believe that any
householder will charge more. If she;
does we shall feel justified in having
that person's name removed from the
approved list. This is not any emer-
gency action to take care of the pres-
ent situation but has always been
our practice.
"The householders have always
played fair with us with the exception;
of' a few cases and we try to do the
same with them. We regret very much,
that many of the householders are1
unable to make ends meet because of
the low rental rates but it must be
remembered that the condition is gen-;
eral.
"There are also many students who
are scarcely able to get along, and,
after all I believe it is the first duty
of this department of the Dean of
Students' office to take care of the
student and see he is comfortably
housed. It is not our duty to rent the,
rooms for the householders although
some of the extremists among them
seem to have that idea."
May Remove Names
The landladies of Ann Arbor are
not acting to raise rents to any ex-
orbitant level, but feel that because
of the rise of general costs land-
ladies who are charging as low as $2
a week for rooms must raise their
rents to a "fair" level in order to
make ends meet, according to Mrs.;
Elnora E. Nelson, 439 S. Division St.,
a member of the executive board of
the Landladies League.

It has not been the purpose of the
League, which has been organized for
14 years and which is composed of ap-
proximgtely 250 members, to seek
higher rents but rather to insure bet-
ter living conditions in rooms for
students, she said.
Mrs. Nelson charged The Daily with
unfair accusations, referring espe-
cially to an editorial which appeared
in The cummer Daily. "We have'
never fleeced the students," she stat-
ed. "I will grant that there are certain
landladies in Ann Arbor who have
and still do charge exorbitant rates'
for rooms that are little more than
holes, but I am confident that these

PRESIDENT A. G. RUTHVEN
Lecture Serigs
Is Extended To
Eight Numbers:
Famous Personalities In
Many Fields To Appear;
Ruth Bryan Owen First
The schedule of eight lectures to be
offered by the University Oratorical
association during the 1934-35 lec-
ture season, announced recently, in-
cludes some of the most famous per-
sonalities in the country.
Ruth Bryan Owen, present ambas-
sador to Denmark, will open the series
on October 25, speaking on "The
United States in World Affairs."'
The second lecture will be presented
November 7 by Stuart Chase, eminent
economist and author of "Your
Money's Worth." He will speak on
"The Economy of Plenty."
Lyman Beecher Stowe, grandson of
Harriet Beecher Stowe, will be the
third lecturer of the series. He will
discuss the material in his latest
book, "Saints, Sinners, and Beech-
ers" on November 22.
"Whaling in the Seven Seas" will be
the subject of Charles Scott How-'
land, authority on the history of'
shipping, who will speak December'
6.
From Whaling Family
Mr. Howland is a member of a'
long established whaling family and'
recently, with several friends, he
rigged out a ship and caught whales
in the old-fashioned manner. A Par-
amount News cameraman accompa-
nied the party and a major, portion
of Mr. Howland's lecture will be illus-
trated with these motion pictures.
Lowell Thomas will speak Decem-
ber 13 on "Adventures on the Air
and Around the World." Mr. Thomas
is one of the most popular radio com-
mentators and lecturers in the coun-
try, and has always addressed packed
audiences while lecturing in Ann Ar-
bor.
January 20, Maurice Hindus, prom-
inent writer and an authority on in-
ternational affairs, will lecture on
"Stalin, Hitler, and Roosevelt: Who
Will Win?"
Hindus has been characterized by
Mr. Thomas as the most eloquent and
brilliant lecturer on the American
platform today.
Holmes To Speak
Burton Holmes will speak February
18 on "Around the World with Bur-
ton Holmes." Mr. Holmes is the pop-
ular commentator of the travelogue
series shown in motion picture the-
atres, and his lectures will be supple-
mented throughout with original pic-
tures.
The lecture series will be concluded
by Mark Sullivan, newspaper syndi-
cate writer, on February 28. His sub-
ject will be "Behind the Scenes in
Washington."
Mr. Sullivan was the principal
speaker at the Rotary International
convention which was held in Detroit
recently,
A new policy has been formulated
by the officers of the Association. In-
stead of the usual six lectures, eight
will be presented. However, officers
said yesterday that there would be
no increase in the price of the season
ticket admissions.
Special season ticket prices are

Welcomes New Students

New Students
Start Period
Of Orientation
Freshman Week Activities
Begin Today With Huge
General Assembly
President Ruthven
.To Address Group
Enrollment Figures Show
Rise Of 83 Over Last
Year's Total
Members of one of the largest fresh-
man classes of recent years began ar-
riving in Ann Arbor yesterday to
begin a strenuous week of orienta-
tion activities at 8 a.m. today.
Enrollment figures- from the regis-
trar's office last night indicated &n
increase of 83 students over last year,
bringing the total freshman registra-
tion to 1,590.
Orientation Week activities will
begin this morning with a general as-
sembly of freshmen which will be ad-
dressed by President Alexander G.
Ruthven, and the deans of various
schools and colleges.
In welcoming new students to the
University, President Ruthven said:
Ruthven Greets Students
"In this university community of
ours its is possible, indeed appro-
priate, in mid-September to wish 'A
Happy New Year' to the students
who are returning to Ann Arbor, and
particularly to those who come here
for the first time.
"For it is a new year we are be-
ginning; its record is still a blank
page, and it is our job to see that
what is written there between now
and next June is a chronicle worthy
of this University, and one in which
we may take satisfaction.
"For all of us the opening of the
academic year should mean, first and
foremost, opportunity - to correct
old mistakes or to win fresh suc-
cess, if we have been here before,
and, for the freshmen, one long op-
portunity to make new friends, to
learn, and to use the advantages that
are here provided for the development
of mind, body, and character."
The new class will be divided into
85 active groups that will visit Ferry
Field, Palmer Field, and the General
Library. There will also be a conduct-
ed tour through the University Health
Service to acquaint new students with
its facilities.
Will Give Tests
Tw tests will be given to all fresh-
men in Hill Auditorium, the first in
English at 8 a.m. Wednesday, and the
second, a scholastic aptitude test, at
8 a.m. Friday.
Orientation activities will climax
for men in a mixer at the Union Fri-
day night, and for the women in a
dinner at the League at the same
time.
Wednesday night the student or-
ganization of the League is sponsor-
ing an assembly of all women stu-
dents at the Lydia Mendelssohn The-
atre in the League building. Thursday
night there will be a faculty-student
meeting for men at the Union.
Registration figures show that the
increase in first year students is al-
most entirely in men, while the lit-
erary college and the engineering
college received the greatest share of
this increase. The College of Archi-
tecture shows a decrease of four stu-
dents, the enrollment of the School of
Education remains the same, the Col-

lege of Pharmacy shows a gain of
five, and the School of Music a
gain of three first year students.
McLarnin Regains
Welterweight Title
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN,
NEW YORK, N. Y., Sept. 17.- (A)-
Jimmy McLarnin, greatest Irish war-
rior of his day, climbed back to his

General fraternities and
sororities ...................
Independent men and women*.
Men and women...........
General fraternities .........
Independent men students* ...
Men students ............

. 77.0
..76.8
. 76.4
..76.2
..75.9
..75.6.

All grades earned by ineligible or
dropped pledges have been omitted
from both fraternity and independent
averages. The grades have been in-
cluded in the all men and all women
groups however.
Medical, law and dental students
are not included in the starred groups.
Because of the lack of uniformity
in the grading systems between the
(Continued on Page 6)
Registration.
At Union Will
Begin Today
Registration for membership in the
Union, men's student organization,
will begin at 1:30 p.m. today in the
student offices of the Union building,
according to Allen D. McCombs, '35,
president.
McCombs explained that all men
students are eligible for membership
in the organization and that under-
graduate committee men, will be in
the offices to register all students Dre-

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