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100,000 Surplus
On Petitions For'
County Ref orm
Signatures Mount In Effort
To Amend Constitution
Of State
Favored By Bromage
Explanation Of Move To
Give Home Rule Made
By Professor
A surplus of approximately 100,000
names has been piled up on the peti-
tions to amend the State constitution
as regards county government, ac-
cording to Prof. Arthur W. Bromage
of the political science department.
Professor Bromage served on the sub-
committee of a state-wide, non-par-
tisan committee on county reorgani-
zation which drafted the amendments
which appear on the petition.
Professor Bromage characterized
the movement as one which is seeking
to institute an enabling amendment
to the constitution of the state, an
amendment which will permit those
counties which choose to do so to
change their form of government. He
emphasized the fact that the amend-
ment will not force any particular
form of government on any county
and that those counties that wish to
retain their present form of govern-
ment may do so.
To Be Voted On Soon
The amendment, which is to be
submitted to the people at the general
election in November, is popularly
known as the county home rule
amendment but it is divided into
three parts. The first section of the
amendment provides for the optional
law system of county government.
Under this system, the legislature is
permitted to pass general laws pro-
viding alternative forms of county
government which any county may
adopt through approval of a majority
of the qualified voters of the county.
Professor Bromage stated that this is
,not a new or theoretical system of
county government but that North
Carolina, Virginia, Montana, and Ne-
braskarhave been using the system
for years.
The second setion of the amend-
ment provides for the home rule sys-
tem of county government. Under this
plan,tthe board of supervisors of any
county, by a two-thirds vote of its
members, may submit a plan of gov-
ernment for their county for approval
by a vote of the people. A plan of
government may also be initiated by
petitions containing the names of ten
per cent of the voters 'who voted in
the last preceding general election for
' Has Been Used
This form of county government
has been used in California, Texas,
and Ohio. The amendment to the
Michigan constitution would give the
state a form of county home rule very
similar to that which exists in Ohio,
Professor Bromage said.
The third section of the amend-
ment states that any plan of govern-
ment adopted either under the gen-
eral law system or the home rule sys-
tem may do away with any consti-
tutional county office and may pro-
vide for the number and manner of
selection of the county board of su-
pervisors and of all other county offi-
cers and employees; may fix salaries,
powers, duties, and terms and provide
for the creation, abolition, and or
consolidation of county offices, as
long as any form of government pro-
posed and adopted under the home
rule plan provides for the exercise by
county officers of all duties and obli-

gations now imposed on them by law.
The amendment to the Michigan
constitution follows very closely the
model state constitutional provision
on county government, Professor
B'romage said.
Reflector C ast
For University
Called Success
Giant Telescope M i r r o r
Viewed Near New York
By Local Astronomers
The casting of the giant reflector
for the University telescope is now
apparently a success, according to Dr.
Heber D. Curtis of the astronomy de-
Dr. D. B. McLaughlin, Dr. H. M.
Losh and Dr. R. M. Petrie as well as
Dr. Curtis attended the recent meet-
ings of the American Astronomical
Society on Sept. 12 at New London,
Conn. .En route to the meetings, Dr.
and Mrs. Curtis stopped at Corning,
New York, where the rough disk of
the proposed new reflector was cast
last May.
"The top of the mold," Dr. Curtis
stated, "had been removed in pre-
paration for this visit, and the disk
is certainly an impressive mass of

Abductor Is Held

'Elmer Ottaway, DAILY OFFICIAL
Pa st President BULLETIN



Of Alumni Dies'
Was Prominent Figure In
Publishing Business And
Newspaper Work
Elmer James Ottaway, '94, a former
president of the Alumni Association
and one of the outstanding newspaper
publishers of Michigan died Sept. 7,
at Harbor Springs.
After his graduation from the lit-
erary college of the University Mr.
Ottaway joined the staff of the De-
troit Free Press. In 1900 he went to
Port Huron and with Louis A.Weil,
established The Daily Herald. He en-
gaged in several newspaper enter-
prises in Michigan during his life and
at the time of his death was presi-
dent of the Port Huron Times Her-
ald Company.,
Mr. Ottaway became president of
the Alumni Association Jan. 1, 1927
and served until June 21, 1930 when
he was succeeded by Dr. C. Carl Hu-
ber, dean of the graduate school.
Since 1926 he had been a director of
the ninth district of University clubs.
It was Mr. Ottaway who formulated
and put into operation the 10-year
program of the Alumni Association.
This program is designed to give the
various University clubs the opportu-
nity to make contributions to the Uni-
versity. More than $100,000 has been
given through this medium.l
Mr. Ottaway was director of the
10-year program at the time of his
He was one of the organizers of the
Michigan Press Club; an organization
of Michigan publishers formed to pro-
mote closer co-operation with the
University and in particular with the
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class will meet on Wednesday, Sept.
26, at 1:30 in room 401 R. L. to select=
a class hour.
Reading Examinations in French:1
Candidates for the degree of Ph. D.
in the departments listed below who
wish to satisfy the requirements oft
a reading knowledge during the cur-
rent academic year, 1934-35, are in-
formed that examinations will be
offered in Room 108, Romance Lan-
guage Building, from 9 to 12, on thet
following Saturday mornings: Oct. 6,
Jan. 19, May 18, and Aug. 10. It will
be necessary, in each case, to register3
at the office of the Department of
Romance Languages (122 R. L.) at
least one week in advance.
It is desirable that candidates for
the doctorate prepare to satisfy this
requirement at the earliest possible,
date. A brief statement of the nature.
of the requirement, which will be
found helpful, may be obtained at the
office of the Department, and further
inquiries may be addressed to Mr.'
L. F. Dow (100 R. L., Wednesday at
This announcement applies only to'
candidates in the following depart-
ments: Ancient and Modern Lang-
uages and Literatures, History,
Economics, Sociology, P o 1 i t i c a 1{
S c i e n c e, Philosophy, Education,
Reading Requirements in German
for Ph. D. Candidates: Candidates'
to all fields except those of the natur-1
al sciences and mathematics must ob-
tain the official certification of an
adequate reading knowledge of Ger-
man by submitting to a written ex-
amination given by a committee of
the Department of German. Such
examinations will be held once each
semester and towards the end of the
Summer Session. For the first semes-
ter the examination will be held Wed-
nesday, Oct. 24, in Room 203 U. H.
Students who intend to take the ex-
amination are requested to register
their.names at least one week before
the date of the examination at the
office of the German Department,
Room 204, University Hall, where de-

tailed information with rcgard to introductions of studcnts and staff
examination requirements will be giv- to each other and for some aimounce-
en. ments.
Assignment of Desks in General Scabbard and Blade: Meeting to-
Chemistry; Chemistry 3, 5 and 5E: night at 7:30, Michigan Union. Room
Each student must obtain two $5 posted. Uniform required.
Chemical Coupons at the office of
the University Treasurer, and then Freshman Glee Club: All men re-
report at the first possible laboratory port at Glee Club rooms, third floor,
period assigned to his section after chigan Unon, dnesday, 5 p. m.,
the opening of the University. No for tryouts and first rehearsal.

Here is Bruno Richard Hauptmann,
suspect in the Lindbergh baby kid-
naping, as he submitted to an offi-
cial photograph at New York Cty po-
lice headquarters during the round
of questioning and other formalities
following his arrest.
Screen Reflections

desk can be given out without the
Chemistry E 153. Motor Fuels and,
Lubricants: A study from the user's
standpoint: Open to graduate stu-
dents and seniors. One hour credit.
Will be offered the first semester in-
stead of the second semester as stated
in the catalogue. All students desir-
ing to take this course leave their
names with a program of open hours
in Room 3047 by Thursday of this
week. One hour will be required and
will be arranged to suit the maximum
Freshmen Men: Physical education
starts at once, this year, instead of
at a later date as in previous years.
The first part consists of health lec-
tures to be given in room 25 Angell
Hall at the regular hours of election
for physical education.
Geo. May
Hygiene 101: Open to Juniors and
Seniors of the Literary College and
others, will be given this semester.'
Lectures Wednesday and Friday at
2:00 in Natural Science Auditorium.
Quiz sections to be arranged. Three
hours credit.
Dr. Sundwall
Architectural and Art Exhibition,
College of Architecture: Student work
is being shown in the following fields:
drawing and painting, decorative de-
sign and building construction. Open
daily, 9 to 5, Architectural Building.
Events Today
Chemical Engineering Seminar:
The first meeting of the Seminar will
be held Sept. 26, at 4 p. m., room 3201
E. Eng. Bldg. There will not be a!
formal paper presented at this meet-
ing; but it will be used as a time for

Freshmen Glee Club Try-outs: All
freshmen interested are urged to try
out Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5 p. in., in
the Musical Activities room on the
third floor of the Michigan Union.
Stump Speakers Society of Sigma
Rho Tau: There will be a meeting
of all officers and prospective leaders
today' in the reference room. Plans
to be discussed.
National Student League meets at
8 p. in., Room 325, Michigan Union.
Election of delegates to the Youth
Congress Against War and Facism in
Chicago will take place, and a pro-
gram for the semester will be dis-
cussed; All interested are invited.
Coming Events
Alpha Nu debating society will hold
first meeting of the year Thursday
evening, Sept. 27, at 7:30, in the Alpha
Nu rooms, fourth floor, Angell Hall.
Important business to be transacted,
including making plans for a fresh-
man smoker. All members are ex-
pected to be present.
Delta Epsilon Pi first official meet-
ing at the Michigan Union on Friday,
Sept. 28, 8:00 p. in. sharp. Installa-
tion of officers will be held at this

Varsity Glee Club: Tryouts and
first rehearsal Thursday, 7:30 p. in.
at the Glee Club rooms, third floor,
Michigan Union.
Varsity Glee Club Try-outs: Regu-
lar fall try-outs in the Musical Ac-
tivities room on the third floor of
the Michigan Union Thursday, Sept.
27, 7:30 p. m. All students except
freshmen are eligible and are urged
to try out.
Michigan Vanguard Club: Organi-
zation meeting on Thursday at 7:00
p. m., Michigan Union. Mr. David
Hobbs, who has just returned from
the southern New Jersey farm strike
area, will speak on the subject, "Vigi-
lantes ride in South New Jersey."
Previous members of the organization
are asked to be present, and visitors
are cordially invited.
English Journal Club: A special
meeting is called for Friday, Sept.
28, at 4:00, in Angell Hall 2231 for
the transaction of important busi-
'ness. All members are urged to be
Mass Meeting Will
Clarify Housing Act
To explain fully all details of the
National Housing Act and its affect
on Ann Arbor, a mass meeting will
be held at the Chamber of Commerce
Building tonight at 7:30 p. m., ac-
cording to Hackley Butler, secretary
of the Chamber of Commerce.
A. 0. Eberhart, former governor
of Minnesota, and George J. Burke,
state director of the federal housing
program, will address the gathering.

The genius of Ferenc Molnar Jurnansm -aepaL mien u.
reaches the screen in "No Greater Mr. Ottaway had been president of
Glory," ahn adaptin o hishighly the Port Huron Rotary Club, presi-
Glory," an adaption of his highly dent of the Y.M.C.A., and a district
praised novel, "Paul Street Boys," denof he y.
accepted as one of the masterpieces governor of Rotary.
of modern literature. Produced by.
Columbia Pictures, it is to be shown ,
for the first time in Ann Arbor at Fall Exhibition
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre un-
der the auspices of the Art Cinema Of Architecture
League this week-end, Thursday, Fri-
day and Saturday evenings at 8:30.1
Officials of the League announce Is On D is play
that the story is deeply moving on the
sympathies, profoundly disturbing in
its stimulus to thought, heart rend- Exhibit Shows Examples
Bring in its sincere pathos. Conflict I O tdn okI l
between two groupspofhchildrenfor Of Student Work In All
the possession of a playground takes Fields Of Subject
on all the importance of a conflict
between two nations-one seeking to College of Architecture pre-
defend itself from the other's acts of sentsto the incoming students as its
agression. The locale of the film is opening fall exhibition a display in
set in Budapest and a good deal of the Architecture Building of the best
action takes place in the selfsame of last season's work in all lines of
Botanical Gardens that were so beau- architectural endeavor. The exhibit
tifully pictured in one of the Art is fundamentally the same as that
Cinema League's last year's presents- which was judged by members of the
tions, "Zoo in Budapest." faculty last June, with the exception
The film is directed by Frank Bor- of a group of paintings, which was
zage, who made his mark as a direc- added during the Summer Session.
tor of the first rank by his work with As extensive in its scope as the
"Humoresque" in 1920. He also di- subjects taught in the college, the
rected "Seventh Heaven." Director display Includes excellent examples
Borzage creates in "No Greater Glory" of student creation in drawing and
a film that is symbolical of the larger painting, decorative design, interior
movements among the nations of the decorating, architectural design and
world. He uses children as his tools, building construction.
but endowes them with the charac- Particularly outstanding are two
teristics of adults. With the excep- murals displayed on the fourth floor
tion of Ralph Morgan and Lois Wil- of the building. These represent the
son, the entire cast of "No Greater first attempts at such work in re-
Glory" is composed of youngsters, cent years. A life sketching class and
outstanding of which are Frankie a scene in a factory have been por-
Darro, Jackie Searl, Jimmy Butler, trayed by student groups headed re-
George Breakston, and Donald spectively by Donald B. Gooch, '34Ed.,
Haines. and Raoul G. Wallenberg, '35A, and
In addition to the feature film jsupervised by Prof. Jean Paul Slus-
will be a surrounding program of ser and Prof. Myron Butman Chapin.
Wlt Diney shrtsan"Siny rm- ofAlthough not usually associated
Walt Disney shorts, a "Silly Sym- ;with architecture, the oil and water
phony" and a "Mickey Mouse." All color paintings by Professor A. M.
seats will be reserved and there will 1 Valerio's Summer Session classes are
be only one show each night. Ad- certain to interest and please visitors.
mission is thirty cents anywhere in Again, variety marks the display, and
the theatre. The Art Cinema League slums, rolling hills, street scenes and
promises a dramatic, entertaining, beautiful buildings have furnished
and artistically pleasant evening of contrasting inspirations for the stu-
movies. dent painters.

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Paul Murphy, former University of
Pennsylvania star, has become back-
field coach for the Muhlenberg Col-
lege football team.

Of eight prospective fullbacks for
the California freshman football team,
the lightest man tips the scales at
190 pounds.



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