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The Weather
Fair, somewhat warmer to-
day; tomorrow occasional rain,
continued mild.


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The End Of An Epoch...
On Baiting Mr. Hearst ...



N ew Policy

B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
Aids Religious Life Of Students

Ruthven Tells
Of New Plan
At Coluinbus

In SpeechI

NeW Act Has Been
Passed By Regents
Older Faculty Men *ill
Be Allowed To Continue
'Scholarly Pursuits'
A newly-adopted University policy

This is the first of a series of articles
dealing with the religious, social, and
educational activities, of the various re-
ligious organizations on the campus.
The second article will appear in an
early issue of The Daily.
Founded in Sept., 1926, the Ann
Arbor chapter of the B'nai B'rith
Hillel Foundation has steadily ex-
panded its sphere of activities until
it forms today an important factor
in the religious, social, and educa-
tional life of Jewish students on the
In a recent letter to Rabbi Bernard1
Heller, director of the Foundation,}
President Alexander G. Ruthven
stated, "It seems to me you have made
a very pronounced step in advance in
the field of religious education," and
Dr. E. W. Blakeman, Councilor in
Religious Education has declared, "Its
(Hillel's) presence represents a dis-

five years been under the leadership
of Rabbi Heller, who is assisted in the
administration of the various func-
tions by a student director, officers,
a student council, and special com-
The religious activities of the Foun-
dation, in charge of a Religious Com-
mittee, are divided into four parts,
daily services, Friday night services,
Sunday morning services, and month-
ly religious open forums.
The daily services, held at 7:15 a.m.
and sunset, are especially for students
in mourning for deceased relatives.
Friday night services are observed in
'the traditional orthodox form of
worship, stressing congregational re-
sponses and singing. Both of these
are held at the Foundation.
The modern reform ritual is fol-
lowed in the Sunday morning serv-
ices in the League. Twice annually
this service is conducted by students,
once by women and once by men.
Another religious function of the
Foundation is the monthly Sunday
(Continued on Page 6)


Cab Officials
Rate Problem
Taxi ComInies Oppose
Ordinance Planned T
Six Firms Split O'n
Low Price Question.



Bar 14,Students From
Offices After Elections;

S stemii

Only Two Major Gr
Are Not Taking Pa
Present Discnssion

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relieving faculty members in certain tinct contribution to the cultural and
administrative positions from these religious life of our students."
responsibilities at the end of 15 years The Foundation, a member of the
and thereby allowing them to continue ,,,,,

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in "teaching and scholarly pursuits"
in their respective fields was an-
nounced yesterday by President Alex-
ander G. Ruthven.
Addressing a session of the Associa-
tion of Governing Boards of State
Universities and Allied Institutions
assembled at Columbus, O., Dr. Ruth-
ven decried the fact that administra-
tive duties so encumber members that
they "come to the age of retirement
without completing the work they
have laid out for themselves."
Burdens Heavy
The new measure, which has al-
ready been passed by the Board of
Regents, was prompted by the belief
that the administrative burdens of
deans, directors, and department
heads, conventionally extended indef-
initely, are heavy and are bound "to,
interfere both with teaching and pro-
ductive scholarship if they are prop-
erly borne."
Commenting on the advantages of
the new plan, Dr. Ruthven pointed
out that "it should serve to increase
the number of youngemen in adminis-
trative positions and to permit the
older men who have been handicapped
by such burdens 'to develop in their
special fields."
He pointed out that the plan should,
when supplemented by arrangements
for spreading the load of. administra-
tive work, "assist the institutions in
giving greater consideration to the in-
dividual than can be accorded under
the single method of the fixed retiring'
Adopt Policies
The policy adopted by the Regents
is as follows:
"Deans, directors, and heads or
chairmen qf departments of teaching
and research are eligible for relief
from administrative duties upon the]
completion of fifteen years of such
service. They may, at the end of the
period, be appointed to distinguished
professorships in their respective]
fields of study."]
The formal action of the Regents]
was preceded by the creation of two
distinguished professorships earlier int
the semester.
The administrative functions held<
by the chairman of the mathematics'
department recently passed to a new-
ly-appointed head when Prof. Jamesl
W. Glover resigned the chairman-t
ship, and was given a distinguished1
professorship to teach and do re-1

$18,256 Raised Stowe Will Speak
F orC Here November 20
The third regular lecture of the
Fund In A Day 1934-35 Oratorical Association series
will be delivered by Lyman Beecher
Stowe, famous biographer, at 8:30
Reports Still Incomplete; p.m. Tuesday in Hill Auditorium.
Officials .ptiisc ."Saints, Sinners, and Beechers,"
OficialsOptiisticAbout the title of his latest book published
Reaching Goal in March, 1934, will be the subject
of his lecture. It is an intensely
Nearly one-third of the total goal human narrative which givesman in-
timate story of how his grandmother,
of $60,000 was raised by the first day's Harriet Beecher Stowe, wrote "Uncle
canvassing for the Community Fund, Tom's Cabin."
it was reported at a luncheon held It tells how her brother, Henry
yesterday in the Masonic Temple for Ward Beecher, sold slaves in the Ply-
solicitors and fund officials. A total mouth Church, and how he influenced
of $18,256.95 has been pledged to the the public opinion of England by his
fdfamous speeches there in 1863.
fsrnn.f This biographical lecture of the
Reports were still incomplete, offi- famous New England family is said
cials stated, since many of the teams to offer many interesting sidelights
had not yet turned in accounts. How-otholemsnyfitersdsyh
ever, they said the outlook for raising on the problems of their day.
the whole amount of $60,000 before Tickets for the lecture may be ob-
the end of the campaign Nov. 23 was tained at Wahr's Bookstore and are
very promising, priced at 50 and 75 cents.
Teams Report
A total of several hundred solicitors Piccards TW il
were present at the luncheon, which
was presided over by Hal M. Aaylor,
campaign director, and Charles Hut- Lecture Here
zel, local business man, and chairman
of the campaign. November 2 V~
The teams which gave reports yes-
terday were the automobile division,
headed by F. E. Benz, which reported Prof. Jean Piccard and his wife
a total of $97.20; the financial divi- will use motion pictures and slides
sion, headed by Earl Cress, which re- to supplement their lecture when they
ported $793; the construction division, speak Nov. 26 in Hill Auditorium un-
under Prof. William Hoad of the en- der the auspices of the Student Chris-
gineering college, with a total of $473; tian Association. The subject of the
the clothing division, under J. KarlI lecture will be "The Story Of MyI
Malcolm, with a total of $1,194.50; the Flight."
furnishings division, headed by H. J.
Lepard, which had a total of $635; the The pair have become very well
food division, which reported $5.00, known in the last few months through.
the officials division, headed by George their flight into the stratosphere,.
Sandenburg, which reported $75, the which has been of great value to
organizations division, headed by Otto scientists throughout the world.
W. Haisley, which reported $48.25; The flight started from the Ford
the public service division, headed by Airport at Dearborn, Mich. After
E. W. Breay, which reported $575; eight hours in the air the couple
the professional division, which re- landed in a tree top at Cadiz, O.
ported $150; the industrial division, Their gondola and valuable scientific
headed by C. W. Lighthall, which instruments were not damaged al-
had a total of $535. though the bag of the balloon was
University Division Separate very badly torn. Professor Piccard
A report was also given by the and his wife covered approximately
University division, which is a sep- 180 miles in a direct line from De-
arate unit of the campaign this year. troit.
Prof. Robert Rodkey of the business- Professor Jean Piccard is the broth-,
administration school reported that er of Auguste Piccard, who has also
a total of $8,187 had been pledged made a flight into the stratosphere
to the fund. Advance gifts which lii$ and written several books on sub-
not come under any of these classifi- jects of scientific interest.
cations, amounted to $4,480. The proceeds from the lecture will
Mrs. Victor Lane, head of team 67 go to the student budget of the S.C.A.
in the woman's division of 15 teams This will be the third lecture spon-
was granted a bonus of $100 to add to sored by the association, the purpose.
her total, since hers was.the only team of which is to raise funds to carry on
to have every member present at the the social and campus work of the
luncheon. A total of $1,011 was re- organization as well as to present out-I
ported by the women's teams. standing lectures at a nominal cost.
Prof. Henry Riggs Disagrees
With Program Of Stuart Chase

Council of Religionh, as or the past

E Ann Arbor's taxi situation appeared
headed for choas last night as two
opposing groups ,of cab operators
vigorously criticized the proposed
rate-standardization ordinance, in
addition to showing mutual dislike of
opposition methods.
The "independent" group, consist-
ing of Marion C. Smith, Kenneth
Martin, and EverettR. Bailey, mana-
gers respectively tf Radio Cab, Ar-
cade Cab, and C llege Cab, sent a
petition to the Cit* Council in which
it was stated that "We believe that
it is wrong for the City Council to
pass any ordinance which would pre-
vent free and fair competition."
Dislike Amendment
Such competition, according to
these operators, would consist of cab
service at lower prices than those now
generally prevailing -35 cents for
one passenger and 50 cents for two to
five passengers.
Three other operators, all of whom
claim more experience in local taxi-
cab business than the "independents,"
also showed dislike to the proposed
amendment, but they proposed an en-
tirely different remedy.
These cab men, 'Frank Collins of
Campus Cab, Harry McLean of Buick
Taxi Service, and August Gembella,
manager of General Cab, vehemently
insisted that both cab operators and
the general public would be benefited
by the installation of meters in all
city cabs.
Meters Cheaper
Although meter Installation would
increase the initial cost of the cab,
Collins, McLean, and Gembella all
declared that the student body would
benefit by lower prices on short
"campus" runs; lower, they said, than
are now possible under the flat rate
Both sides also indulged in criti-
cisms of the service rendered by their
opponents. The "independents" ar-
gued that lower rates were not fa-
vored by the other group because
some of the other operators, at least,
could not operate at a regular sched-
ule of lowered prices.
Criticizes 'Independents'
Gembella's group retorted that the
"independents" only operated during
the school year, when they "can get
the cream of the business."
The two 'other large taxi organiza-
tions in the city, Mac's Taxi and the
Ann Arbor Taxi Company, have so
far remained aloof from the general
criticism made by the other com-
panies. Mac's Taxi is definitely af-
fected by the proposed rate amend-
ment, since it sells strip tickets at a
discount from the regular price for
one ride. Ann Arbor Taxi Company,
which operates Yellow and Checker
Cabs, has steered clear of all discus-
Roosevelt Goes
South In Order
To Inspect TVA
Ky., Nov. 15. - OF) - President Roose-
velt, carrying roughly outlined plans
that will influence the course of the
nation, tonight rolled toward the deep
South to inspect a great social ex-
As he headed in the direction of
the Tennessee Valley, one of the
scenes of his projects for a "more
abundant life," the President divided
his time between a brief period of re-
laxation, conferences with his aides
and a last-minute polishing of an ad-
dress to be delivered tomorrow at
Harrodsburg, Ky.
Mr. Roosevelt was noticeably
cheered by an unexpected send-off
from the Capital, where around 300
well-wishers gave him a round of ap-
He conferred before departing with
Senator William H. King, Utah Demo-
crat, and then talked with his secre-
tary of state and Senator Alben W.

I 0--II-,, --P U--".-l- --

Sheldon States
Youth Attitude
Is Peace S i oin
Speaks Under Auspices
Of The Student Christian
The world-wide movement of young
men against war was called one of
the most encouraging signs of a per-
manent peace in a lecture by Dr.
Charles M. Sheldon last night before
an audience of more than 1,000 per-
sons in Hill Auditorium. The talk,
sponsored by. the Student Christian
Association, was on, "The Outlook
For A Warless World."
Dr. Sheldon cited the winning
fight being carried on by students in
many American colleges against
compulsory military training, and al-
so the rapid spread of the Oxford
resolution to refuse to fight for king
and country among other English
Quotes Prophet
After quoting the prediction of
Micah, ancient Hebrew prophet,that
swords would be beaten into plow-
shares and spears into pruning hooks,
Dr. Sheldon hypothesized that Micah
had returned to see whether his pro-
phecy had come true. Frequently
during the speech he addressed re-
marks to the prophet, telling him
wherein humanity had failed to bear
him out and what efforts were being
made to realize the warless world.
Dr. Sheldon began by enumerating
the factors that seem to make a war-
less world impossible, pointing out
the facts that wars are still occurring,
that the nations of the world are
spending more money in war prepara-
tion than ever before, and that the
United States spends 70 cents of every
dollar of income for war."
"If one billion silver dollars were
piled here on the platform and I
threw one away every minute, day and
night, it would take me from the
time of Jesus until the present to ex-
haust the supply. Think what we
could do with 138 billions if we used
the money for human welfare instead
of human warfare!"
Asserting his opposition to compul-
sory military training in colleges, Dr.
Sheldon told how he had recently
helped to obtain 1,300 student signa-
tures at Manhattan College protest-
ing against that policy on their cam-!
Urges Disarmament
In considering the advisability of
immediate, complete disarmament by
the United States, Dr. Sheldon de-
clared, "If we disarm completely, but
behave ourselves and create friend-
ships with other countries, could any
nation come over here and attack our
country in cold blood? Yet," he con-
tinued, "Congress passes the 500 mil-
lion dollar Vinson naval bill for in-
creasing our defenses - against what?
-and the President signs it with a
Dr. Sheldon then turned to the con-
sideration of recent events that have
convinced him a warless world is com-
He listed the signing by 60 nations
of the Kellogg peace pact renouncii
war as an instrument of national pol-
icy, the definite stand taken by the
church against war, the growing peace
movement among the world's women,
the widespread hatred for war, and
various international agreements aim-
ing toward peaceful settlement of dis-

Opera Posters Must
Be Turned In Today
All posters that are to be sub-
mitted in the Union Opera poster
contest must be in the hands of
the committee by 3:30 p.m. today
in Room 345 of the Architectural
Building it was announced yester-
day by the committee.
Meetings of the cast of the Union
Opera will be held at the follow-
ing times and places today:
Group III and IV at 4 p.m. in
the small ballroom, and Group II
in Room 304 of the Union.
Of Opera Cast
Is Still Withheld
Music For The Show Has
Been Subnitted And Is
Being Copied
While unable to announce any defi-
nite cast for the Union Opera at pres-
ent, opera officials believe that by
next week, the production will be well
under way toward the performances
which will be given from Dec. 11 to
For the past week "Give Us
Rhythm" has been in production, and
committees have been actively en-
gaged in preparing the technical ends
of the production. If any students de-
sire to try out for any of the com-
mittees, they. may still obtain posi-
tions, it was stated.
Music for the show has been sub-
mitted andsselected, according to
opera officials, and the- task of copy-
ing it is now under way. In this con-
nection it has been announced that
six music copiers are needed for this
work. Any students interested are
urged to report to the opera head-
quarters in the Union.
The rate of eligibility for the stu-
dents who have so far tried out for
the opera or for any of its commit-
tees has found to be very high, ac-
cording to officials. Less than one
per cent have been found to be in-
A statement has been issued by
Henry W. Felker, '35, production man-
ager, that all men on campus who are
interested in work on props, stage or
attendant paraphernalia, should re-
port as soon as possible to opera head-
quarters from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
any afternoon.
Definite announcement of the mem-
bership in the committees and in the
cast will be made some time next
week,' according to statements by
opera officials.
Youth Wounded In
Huntino Accident
Martin Fuller, 17 years old, was
accidentally shot, and seriously
wounded about 7:30 p.m. yesterday,
while hunting near Whitmore Lake.
Fuller and a companion, Clyde
Stanfield,14 years old, had a .22 cali-
ber rifle, and while they were trying
to extract a jammed bullet the gun
discharged and the bullet entered
Fuller's abdomen.
He was taken to University Hospi-
tal, where his condition was described
as serious.

'Flagrant Violations Of All
Rules' Of Conduct For
Voting Brings Action
Election Board To
Dominate In Future
Class Positions Reduced
To Three; Personnel Of
Dance Committees Cut
As a result of "flagrant violations of
all rules" in the sophomore literary
college elections Wednesday, 14 men
students were declared ineligible to
hold any class office for a period of
one year and a new system for the
two elections still to be held was
passed by the Undergraduate Council
last night.
Class offices for freshmen and
sophomores were reduced to three, the
positions of secretary and treasurer
being combined; the personnel of the
dance committees was reduced to
five; the executive com ittees were
abolished; and the finace commit-
tees reduced to three members.
Elections Postponed
Both elections remaining in the
literary college were postponed until
Wednesday, November 28, and at that
time they will be run under a system
centering around an Election Board,
functioningthrough petitions from
those desiring offices.
The men declared guilty by the
Council of illegal practices include
Robert H. Pulver. '37, John P. Otte,
'37, Cyrus Elkes, '38, Allen Schulman,
'38, Leroy Haskell, '38, Homer C. La-
throp, '37, Sidney Finger, '37, Jo-
seph M. Hinshaw, '37, Harold W.
Sears, '37, Edward W. Schmidt, '37,
Robert J. Friedman, '37, Edward Mar-
der, '37, Howard J. Brett, '37, and
Thomas Ayers, '37. All are forbidden
to hold any class position for a period
of one year.
The election board which will
handle class voting' in tne literary
college this year and all elections in
the future, will consist of five faculty
members and five students. The
former shall include Deans Alice C.
Lloyd and Joseph A. Bursley, Miss
Ethel McCormick, T. Hawley Tap-
ping, and Stanley G. Waltz, pending
their confirmation.
Suggests New Plan
Student members will be the presi-
dents of the League, the Union, and
the Interfraternity, Undergraduate,
and Panhellenic Councils.
The plan is a result of suggested
reforms by George Lawton, '35, presi-
dent of the senior class, and John
Healey, '35, president of Michigamua.
It will be the duty of the election
board to receive petitions from all-
men and women students desiring a
class office or a dance chairmanship,
in which the applicant will state what
he believes to be his qualifications and
his plan for the administration of the
office if elected.
From the group applying, the board
will pick two to run for each office.
The names of those selected to run
will not be disclosed until the day of
election, at which time they will be
posted in the usual manner in the
place set aside for voting. At this
time class members eligible to vote
will cast their ballots in the same
manner as previously.
Eliminates Malpractice
Lawton and Carl Hilty, '35, presi-
dent of the Undergraduate Council,
stated that the purpose of the reform
is to do away with such practices as
made the most recent election a con-
test to see which party could "pull
the most dirty work," and to see that
those who do get in office in the fu-
ture will do so on merit and on their
obvious ability to manage the office
Voting in the College of Engineer-
ing will not be affected by the plan,
council members expressing the op-
inion that the Engineering Council
should be best able to handle its own

problem in that unit.
Mechanical details of the election
shall be handled by members of the
Union and Undergraduate Council
staffs. The object of the Council in
picking representatives for the elec-
tion board was to find those most
closely acquainted with students and
so in a position to say which of a
number of applicants would be best.
tVt4 1 t 9 ias .s

Another Example
Likewise; Dr. Marcus L. hWard, who
was for many years dean of the dental
college, was given a similar position
when he resigned from the deanship
for the purpose of researchdwork,
which he stated had long been delayed
by the press of administrative duties.
Dr. Ruthven described the new pol-
icy as being based upon the opinion
that "men are added to the academic
staff primarily as teachers and in-
vestigators; that administration is an
added burden placed upon them, not
a promotion in a hierarchy of an
academic scale; that release from an
administrative position does not mean
demotion; and that, after a reason-
able period of satisfactory service
in an executive capacity, a member
(Continued on Page 6)
Rites Will Be Held
For Mrs. N. A. Wood
Mrs. Lillian Wood, wife of Norman
A. Wood, curator-emeritus of the
Zoology Museum bird division, died
at her home, 921 Church St., late
Wednesday night following a brief
Mrs. Wood was long active in Ann
Arbor philanthropic and social circles.
She took a special interest in Chinese
students here as a result of a year
spent in China when Mr. Wood was
exchange professor at Gingling Col-

Taking exception to the "program
of future happiness," as outlined by
Stuart Chase Wednesday night, Pro-
fessor-emeritus Henry E. Riggs,
chairman of the department of civil
engineering from 1912 to 1930, and
present director of the department
of civil engineering, last night ex-
pressed a plea for "individual initia-
tive" before a meeting of the student
chapter of the society held at the
Introducing his address, Professor

means the pioneer who was very
largely self supporting and who need-
ed but a few dollars to buy the neces-;
sities he could not produce, the in-,
dividualist has disappeared," Pro-
fessor Riggs said.
"But I want to impress on you," he,
continued, "that these great inven-
tions and this great development in
America, are not the result of gov-
ernment activity. This present day
world is the result of individual ini-
tiative spurred on by the hope of per-
sonal reward in its various forms. The

Chase Predicts Railroad Lines
Will Be Under Federal Control
All railroad lines will, within a ( In answering a query of one of
period of three years, come under the the members of the party as to his
control of the Federal government. opinion of the merits of Federal aid
This was the prediction made by to education, Mr. Chase stated that
Stuart Chase at an informal dinner he was heartily in favor of the proj-
given by the Oratorical Association ect but advocated a more expansive
preceding his lecture Wednesday program.
night. "I believe that to be successful the
He added that he did not believe, FERA aid to education must extend
however, that the Federal govern- into the mining districts, the back-
ment would ever own the railroads. woods areas, and all other places
The main reason he cited for this where education is at its lowest ebb,"
prediction was that railroads have he stated.
such a great amount of fixed charges, He was not only in favor of direct

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