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The Weather
Generally fair and continued
cold Wednesday; Thursday un-
settled and warmer.


Ft Aigan



Lament For Learning
When To Use The Brakes.,



No Action On
FERA Project
Committee Is Appointed
To Present More Detailed
Report Of Plans
Rentals Suggested
For Land Payment

Speaks Today

Close Contest
Seen In Soph
Voting Today
Third Party Drops From
Literary College Field
On Eve Of Election

Four Taxicab Companies Protest
Proposed Rate-Standardization
Amendment To City Ordinance



Mayor Says City
To Pay Cash
For 50 Homes

Is Unable
For Land


No definite action was taken last
night at the City Council meeting
either for the acceptance or for the
rejection of the FERA housing proj-
ect, although a committee was ap-
pointed to look further into the mat-
ter and present a report at the next
meeting of the council.
The committee is composed of Ald.
R. M. Burr, Ald. F. W. Staffan, and
Ald. W. A. Paton. A representative
from the real estate board and one
representing the local banks will meet
with this committee.
Committees Report
The committees appointed at the
last meeting presented their reports
and the one on the financing of the
housing project drew considerable dis-
cussion. Since Ann Arbor cannot af-
ford to purchase the 20-acre tract of
land needed, the committee felt the
property should be acquired under
an arrangement by which the city
could secure it through a deed with-
out any down payment in cash. The
entire cost of the project would be
defrayed by the net rental proceeds
as rapidly as the proceeds became
Mayor Robert A. Campbell stated
that he feared the project would ex-
ceed the $20,000 estimated as Ann
Arbor's share, since that did not in-
clude the money for fire protection,
police protection, and garbage dis-
posal. The mayor felt that until he
knows definitely where the money is
coming from for the housing program,
he could not supP6rtit-
Cites Disadvantages
Ald. L. J. Young said he believed
that the disadvantages off-set the
project's advantages. The disadvan-
tages were:
1. It would put the city in the real
estate business.
2. It would offer governmental com-
petition to other local businesses.;
3. The Federal government has not
as yet offered a written agreement
with Ann Arbor. It has merely pro-
posed the plan.
4. It is just as probable that the
50 houses would be a source of expense
rather than profit.
The advantages Alderman Young
saw in the project were that it would
furnish work to many sorely in need.
of it, and it would furnish a market
for local firms, such as lumber com-
panies. This latter advantage is only
a possibility inasmuch as, under the
city charter, bids for the purchase of
materials must be opened to any
company, and not only local firms.
Many townspeople attended the
meeting and engaged in the discussion
both for and against the adoption of
the project.
Three Alumni
To Be Present
At Inauguration
Murphy, Hayden, Kalaw
Will Attend Ceremonies
At Philippine University
Three Michigan alumni, all promi-
nent figures in international affairs,
will represent the University at cere-
monies attendant to the inauguration
of the new president of the University,
of the Philippines Saturday, Dec. 15,
in Manila.
The invitation was extended to the
University by the University of the
Philippines through the bureau of in7
sular affairs of the war department.
President Alexander G. Ruthven has
asked Frank W. Murphy, '14L, gover-
nor-general of the islands, Dr. Joseph
R. Hayden, '15Ph.D., vice-governor,
and Dr. Maximo Kalaw, Ph.D., to rep-
resent the University at the cere-
monies inaugurating Jorges Bocobo
into the presidency.
Dr. Kalaw is a native of the Philip-

pines and at one time was exchange"
professor to the University. He studied

Large Crowd
Expected For
Chase Lecture
Noted Economist To Talk
At 8:30 P.M. Today In
Hill Auditorium
More than 3,000 persons are expect-
ed to attend Stuart Chase's lecture at
8:30 p.m. today in Hill Auditorium,
on "The Economy of Abundance,"
officials of the Oratorical Association
stated yesterday.
Completely recovered from a severe
attack of laryngitis, which kept him
in bed in Chicago for a week and
prevented him from keeping his orig-
inal engagement last Thursday here,
Mr. Chase will arrive in town at 5:10,
p.m. from Chicago. He will stay at
the Union.
f He is hailed by many as one of
I the greatest students of economics of
the day and had written many books
on the subject. Notable among these
mare "The Tragedy of Waste," "Men
I and Machines," "The Nemesis of
American Business," and "A New
In his lecture today Mr. Chase will
draw fronm all of the books he hasI
written in an attempt to make aI
broad and vivid picture of existing
conditions and problems.
Tickets may be purchased at Wahr's
Bookstore until 5 p.m. after which
time they will be put on sale at the
box office of Hill Auditorium. They
are priced at 50 and 75 cents.
New Dictatorial
Triumphs MakeI
Kingrfish HapPY
BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 13. - (IP)
-Beaming with delight over accelera-
tion given his dictatorial "Utopian"
program today, Huey Long, the Lou-
isiana "Kingfish," saw new possibil-
ities in his plan to share wealth and
help the poor through legislative ac-
There came a scowl over his coun-
tenance, however, and he started a
row with those who called his football
trips with the Louisiana State Tigers
Long said he would not carry out
the promised journey by 1,200 stu-
dents and the hand to Knoxville Dec.
8 for L.S.U.-Tennessee football game
unless the University of Tennessee
corrected an impression circulated in
a Knoxville paper that he was speak-
ing "ballyhoo."
He said the story was written by
Westbrook Pegler.
"We don't want any publicity,"
snapped the angry Kingfish. "If that
bunch of buzzards and varmints want
to spread that sort of stuff, we don't
want to come up."

Four Schools Will
Cast Ballots Today
Council Warns Electors
Against Proxy Balloting;
Identification Needed
With the announcements of hours
and places of voting for the sopho-
more elections today came words of
confidence from party leaders for the
success of their slates.
Joe Hinshaw, caucus chairman for
literary college State Street party,
reported that the Independent party,
which had up until yesterday been
working to have its slate elected, last
night announced that they were out
of the field and that they had thrown
their support to Hinshaw's party.
Neither Tom Ayers, Washtenaw-Coal-
ition caucus chairman nor Merrell
Jordan, the party's presidential nom-
inee, could be reached late last night
for a statement.
Prospects pointed to closely-con-
tested elections in both the literary
college and the engineering college
where all parties have been campaign-
ing since the beginning of the school-
year. Slates for all parties were an-
nounced early last week.
The announcement of the hours and
places of voting was made last night
by Carl Hilty, '35, president of the
Undergraduate Council. Voting will
take place in the literary college, en-
gineering college, Medical School, and
the College of Architecture.
In the literary college, voting will
take place in Room 25 from 4:30 to
5:45 p.m. Sophomore engineers will
cast ballots in Room 348 West En-
gineering Building between 2:30 and
3:30 p.m. Voting in the Medical School
will continue from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in
the amphitheatre of the West Medical
Building, and in the College of Archi-
tecture ballot will be cast in Room 101
from 4 to 4:30 p.m.
Hilty reminded the sophomores that'
an identification card must be pre-
sented by each voter in person and
that there will be no voting by proxy.
All committee appointments must
be turned in to Hilty within one week
after the date of the election.
Breaks Leg In Rush
To See Fire Engines
Love of fires and their excitement
proved the undoing of Mrs. B. H.
Card, 1214 Washtenaw Ave., yester-
Rushing out on her porch as the
screaming sirens of the fire engine
dashed by her home en route to the
University Hospital explosions, she
broke through the railing and frac-
tured her leg.
Mrs. Card is the wife of B. H. Card,
an employee of the University laun-
dry. Her injury was the only one re-
ported as a result of the commotion
of the Hospital explosion.
Ann Arbor Nurse
Attenpts Suicide
Catherine Clark, 23 years old, a
University graduate and until several
weeks ago a nurse in University Hos-
pital, is recovering from an attempt
to take her own life yesterday. She
was found at 7 a.m. yesterday in the
Washtenaw Laboratories in the Mich-
igan Theatre building by the care-
taker, Robert Allen, after she had
intentionally taken an overdose of



Fitzgerald Will
Retire To Plan

Secretariat; Brown
Appointed Successor



LANSING, Nov. 13 -()- Frank D.
Fitzgerald, Republican governor-elect,
wilrtr to private life Thursday
to devote his entire time to preparing
for the duties he must assume Jan. 1.
Governor Comstock today accepted
his resignation as Secretary of State,
effective Nov. 15. Clarke W. Brown,
present deputy secretary of state, was
appointed by the governor as Fitz-
gerald's successor.
Fitzgerald has established an office
in Grand Ledge, where he will spend
the next month and a half drafting
the program he will submit to the
next legislature. He plans to confer
with legislators-elect and with ex-
perts in various lines. He also will
give some thought to the appoint-
ments he must make when the state
administration changes from Demo-
cratic to Republican Jan. 1.
Fitzgerald's letter of resignation
simply says his action was in accord-
ance with a campaign pledge to the
people. Governor Comstock imme-
diately accepted it and appointed
Brown. The latter announced that
Orville E. Atwood, secretary of state-
elect, will be his deputy.
Abductors Fail
To Return Girl,
Collect Ransom
Body Found In Shallow
Grave Fits Description
Of KidnapVictim
NASHVILLE, Nov. 13 --()-- Au-'
thorities investigating the finding of
a little girl's body in a shallow grave
here late today . said that it fitted
in some ways the description of six-
year-old Dorothy Ann Distelhurst,
school-child who disappeared Sept.
NEW YORK, Nov. 13 -(p)- Still
"groping in the dark," a weary fath-
er, Alfred E. Distelhurst, tonight
ended six days of anxious waiting for
news from the abductors of his six-
year-old daughter, Dorothy Ann.
The pretty little bobbed-haired
child, carrying a pink lunch box, has
been missing for nearly two months
from her Nashville, Tenn., home as
her father awaited an opportunity to
pay her kidnapers the $5,000 ransom
they demanded.
Clements Library
Displays Forgeries
Of Old Documents'
Honesty may be the best policy, but
dishonesty, at least in the form of'
forgeries of famous historical docu-
ments being exhibited at the William
L. Clements Library, is very popular.
So much so, in fact, that library of-
ficials announced yesterday that the,
exhibit scheduled to end with the foot-
ball season, may continue for some
time longer.
Marny of these are ingenious, among
them being a forgery of an expense
account of the American Revolution.
The only flaw in it is that it bears a
watermark of 1840, whereas the paper
is dated 1783.
Others on exhibition are attempts
to forge the famous Columbus Letter,
letters of George Washington to which
an extra paragraph, throwing dis-
credit upon him, has been added, Cot-
ton Mather's map of New England,
and the famed Vicksburg Citizen
wallpaper edition.
This last, a newspaper printed by a
Confederate publisher on wallpaper
when Grant's siege of Vicksburg made
paper scarce, was run off the press,
where it was left, by a printer-mem-
ber of the invading Union Army. He

Proposed Cab Amendment
The following schedule of rates shall govern any person, firm, co-
partnership or corporation owning, operating or controlling any motor
vehicle or taxicab for hire or reward as a taxicab, or for carrying of
passengers for a fee or charge.
For one person, 35 cents.
For 2 to 5 passengers for the same journey, 50 cents.
For more than five persons, each 10 cents.
For each three minutes of waiting, 10 cents.
Hourly rates: Not to exceed $2.00 for five-passenger
and $2.50 for seven-passenger cars.
The foregoing rates are hereby declared to be both the maximum
and minimum rates which may be charged for the carrying of pas-
sengers as above provided.
Taxicabs will be permitted to operate at the above rates irre-
spective of distance within the city limits, provided that they display a
sign the size and design to be approved by the Mayor, containing the
above named rates which must be posted within the cab in full view
of the passengers and that the words "Flat Rate Taxi" shall be painted
on the body of the cab. Cabs will be subject to examination as to clean-
liness and mechanical condition at any time by the Police Department
and subject to cancellation of license if found not in condition as spe-
cified in this ordinance.
This ordinance shall take effect and be in force on and after ten
days from legal publication thereof.

Crossed Political Dates
Result In Water Fight
The seriousness with which lower
classmen take their elections was
evidenced last night when leaders
of the two sophomore parties entered
in today's battle of the ballots met in
the Collegiate Sorosis house.
Joe Hinshaw, State Street party
caucus chairman, and Merrel Jordan,
Washtenaw - Coalition presidential
nominee happened to pick the same
time to interview the Sorosis sisters
about their party affiliations and as
a consequence the sorority members
had ring-side seats at a water battle
between the two men. The deluge.
lasted for about half an hour and
while both men claimed victory for
their side, late reports had it that
neither was seriously the worse for
the encounter.
Atlantic Coast
is Sewept By
(By Associated Press)
The Atlantic seaboard and parts
of the midwest yesterday turned up
overcoat collars and headed into
winter weather.
Snows, chilling drizzles and freez-
ing temperatures spotted the terri-
tory and lashing winds whipped up
waves on the Great Lakes.
A freighter, Poplar Bay, unreported1
on the Great Lakes since Nov. 10,
when it left Port Huron for Chicago,
and at first believed lost, was re-
ported safe at anchorage off Mack-
inac Island.
Storms off the Atlantic coast de-.
layed ocean shipping and the high
winds contributed in preventing Capt.
Eddie Rickenbacker from breaking
records on his dawn-to-dusk round
trip by air from New York to Miami.
Mercury readings of 20 degrees or
lower spotted the Atlantic seaboard
and south. Snow fell in New York
during the day. There was an inch'
of snow in western Pennsylvania, an-
other snowfall in Buffalo, and flur-
ries fell in Chicago and its suburbs,
Milwaukee, and South Bend, Ind.

Fund Solicitors
To Give Report
Thursday Noon
City Being Canvassed In
Effort To Reach $60,000
Goal For Relief
The first report of the 250 solici-
tors of the annual Community Fund
campaign, which was officially open-
ed yesterday, will be given at a lunch-
eon to be held at 12:15 p.m. tomor-
row in the Masonic Temple.
The city is being intensively can-
vassed in a concerted effort to reach
the $60,000 goal by Nov. 23, the clos-
ing day of the campaign. There
are four divisions of the campaign:
the University unit, which will have
complete charge of canvassing the
University staff; the advance gifts
committee, which has been solociting
prospects before the actual campaign
began; the business division group;
and the women's division, which will
contact all those who cannot be
reached at an office 'address.
The University division, which, for
the first time in the history of the
campaign, is a separate unit, is headed
by Prof. Robert Rodkey of the busi-
ness administration school. Other
members of the central University
committee, who were appointed by
President Alexander G. Ruthven, hon-
orary chairman of the drive, are Prof.
John. E. Tracy of the Law School,
Dr. Russell Bunting of the dental
school, Prof. Wells I. Bennett of the
architectural college, Prof. Raleigh
Schorling of the education school,
Prof. Russell Dodge of the engineer-
ing college, Prof. Louis Eich of the
literary college, Dr. Charles Edmunds
of the medical school, and Dr. Har-
ley Haynes, director of the University
The money collected in this inten-
sive 10-day period of campaigning
will be used to finance private char-
ity agencies and character-building
organizations, Hal M. Haylor, cam-
paign director, said yesterday. It
will not be used to supplement the
incomes of those who are on federal
relief rolls.

Local Managers Declare
They Can Make Profits
At Lower Rates
Campbell Favors
New Amendment
Bill, Passed On First Two
Readings, Is Expected To
Meet Opposition
Managers of four taxi companies
yesterday declared themselves in fa-
vor of a reduction in present cab
rates and voiced their opposition to a
proposed rate-standardization amend-
ment to the city taxi ordinance, which
the City ,.Council will consider on
third reading at its next meeting,
Monday, Nov. 19.
After a month of sporadic price-
cutting on the p t of most com-
panies,the Council at its last regular
meeting, Monday, Nov. 5, approved
the first two readings of the amend-
ment, which would make it illegal to
charge either more or less than the
present official rates, 35 cents for 1
passenger and 50 cents for 2 to 5.
States Rates
The amending ordinance specifi-
cally states: "The foregoing rates (35
and 50 cents) are hereby declared to
be both the maximum and minimum
rates which may be charged for the
carrying of passengers as above pro-
Mayor Robert A. Campbell, in an
interview with The Daily yesterday,
said that he favored the amendment,
because "it would protect the estab-
lished companies." He did not com-.
ment on the feasibility of running at
lower rates.
The four companies favoring 25 and
35 cent rates are Radio Cab, Arcade
Cab, College Cab, and Campus Cab.
Although refusing to be individually
quoted, these operators generally
agreed that opposition to price cuts
came from those who could not oper-
ate economically at the lower rates.
Marion Smith, manager of Radio
Cab, told The Daily that "we can make
more money at the lower prices. I am
decidedly in favor of free competi-
Parties Agree
Frank Bailey, College Cab owner,
agreed with Smith. He said, "with our
present equipment, large cabs and
small, we can offer good service and
make a profit at 25 and 35 cent
Although the amendment was
passed easily on its first two readings,
it is expected that passage on the
third reading will be more difficult be-
cause of the widespread opposition
which it has encountered. Ald. Wil-
liam A. Paton of the Sixth Ward, a
faculty member of the School of Bus-
iness Administration, last night said
he feared the proposed amendment
might result in a stifling of competi-
Thieves Steal $50
From Pi Phi House
In the second sorority robbery in a
little more than a month, members
of the Pi Beta Phi sorority lost nearly
$50 while they were at dinner last
Investigation made immediately
after the loss was discovered showed
that thieves had entered the house
through a second-floor window, evi-
dently between 6:45 and 7 p.m. and
had rifled purses in all of the rooms
of the second and third floors. No
trace of the thieves had been found
at a late hour last night.
On Sept. 28, while the members of
the sorority were entertaining at a
rushing dinner, thieves looted purses
in the Delta Gamma house and made
off with more than $40. At that time

police issued a warning to residents in
the Hill Street neighborhood to pro-
tect themselves as far as possible
against robberies.
Two Are Injured In
A small explosion in the laboratory
of Dr. Louis H. Newburgh, professor
of clinical investigation in internal
I mediiine at tbh TTniversitv Wonnitai

Brown Explains Sigrnificance
Of Recent National Election
By JOHN M. O'CONNELL elector cast his vote against Mon-
A number of significant points con- roe so that no President might equal
cerning the recent national elections Washington's record. However, this
were brought out by Prof. Everett S. story was proved untrue when Pro-
Brown of the political science de- fessor Brown published a volume in

Sink Instrumental In Bringing
Russian Chorus To America

partment, in an interview yesterday.
Among these was a statement made
just after the election by Postmaster
James A. Farley in which the chair-
man of the Democratic National Com-
mittee is quoted as saying, "President
Roosevelt will have no opposition'
within his own party in 1936, and very
little opposition from other sources.
We will probably make it unanimous

1925 containing the correspondence
between William Plumer and his son
who had been a member of the elec-
toral college and which gave the true
facts of the case.
The real story, it appears, is that
no one questioned the re-election of
Monroe and no candidate entered the
field against him. The Federalist
party, as a national organization, had
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The tale of the first appearance of
the Don Cossack Russian Male Chorus
in the United States is more than
closely related to the activities of Dr.
Charles A. Sink, president of the
University School of Music, and the
man who has been instrumental in
bringing this outstanding group of
musicians to Ann Arbor three times.
The story of the great Russian or-
ganization and how they happened
to appear in the United States is based
on a coincidence, a coincidence which
Dr. Sink jestingly calls a joke upon

Included in the series of 1927 was
a Russian chorus, known as the "Cos-
sack Chorus," which Dr. Sink had
never before heard. Dr. Stanley, it
seems had heard the tremendously
successful Don Cossack Chorus and
hurriedly wrote to Dr. Sink of the
extreme sagacity with which the lat-
ter had made his choice of programs.
The "Cossack Chorus" came to Ann
Arbor that season, and, as Dr. Sink
says, was a "flop." So Dr. Sink had
the laugh on Dr. Stanley. Finally,
however, it was discovered that the
Russian chorus which Dr. Sink had
scheduled and the Russian chorusI

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