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The Weather

Cloudy Tuesday and Wed-
nesday, occasional snow; no
decided change in temperature.

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College Men Do Not Read. .
The Red Scare In
The Schools.,.



New Egyptian
Site Assigned
To Expedition
University Archaeological
Group Gets Permission
To BeginResearch
Kom Abou Billon Is
On Upper Nile Delta

Director E. E. Peterson To
Begin Survey Of Hither-
to Uninvestigated Area
The newest site for University ex-
cavations in Egypt will be Kom Abou
Billou, on the edge of the desert close
to the upper portion of the Nile Delta,
just assigned by the Egyptian gov-
ernment to the University archaeolog-
ical expedition for excavation.
The work at this new site will be
prefaced by a preliminary survey
which will be conducted within the
next two months when the expedition
completes its present research at Kom
Aushim, ancient Karanis, it was dis-
closed in a letter received by Univer-
sity authorities from Enoch E. Peter-
son, director of the excavations.
Kom Abou Billou is regarded as a
promising site for excavation, both
because the earliest portion of the set-
tlement has been left practically un-
touched and on the basis of materials
known to have been found there, ac-
cording to Mr. Peterson, who visited
the scene shortly after his arrival
in Egypt last fall.
New To Investigators
This location has not hitherto been
systematically investigated by arch-
aeologists. The only previous expe-
ditions to this section were those led
by M. Edouard Naville in 1887-88, who
inspected the site and reported upon
it for the Egypt Exploration Fund,
and by the English papyrologists
Grenfell and Hunt.
Site of the ancient city of Teren-
outhis, Kom Abou Billou is located
close to the Rosetta branch of the
Nile. The nearest town, Kafr Dawud,
situated about one and a half miles
north, is on the railway line from
Cairo to Ityail el Barud, is forty-five
miles northwest of Cairo, and has
three thousand inhabitants.
The Kom Abou Billou settlement
includes two different parts, the Ptol-
emaic settlement in the foothills
about one mile west of the edge of
the present cultivation, and the latter
city, of Roman and Arabic times,
which was built to the east of the site
of the ancient city.
The Roman and Arabic city was or-
iginally large but has been so com-
pletely destroyed by the removal of
the earth, rich in nitrogenous mate-
rials, for fertilizing purposes that lit-
tle of it remains.
Educations Untouched
It is expected, however, by Mr. Pet-
erson, that the excavation and study
of the earlier city, dating from Ptol-
emaic times, will be "well worth while"
inasmuch as it has been practically
untouched by the sebakhin, or gath-
erers of fertilizer. The site also con-
tains, between the Ptolemaic and
Roman cities, a cemetery dating from
the Ptolemaic period and a small
stone temple. While some of the
tombs have been robbed many have
apparently remained untouched, in
modern times.
The Cairo Museum is reported to
contain a collection of objects, in-
cluding jewelry, statuary, and in-
scribed grave stelas, which came from
the Korn Abou Billou location.
Financial support for these excava-
tions at Kom Abou Billou has come
to the University from an anonymous
source; it Was disclosed yesterday at
the office of the President.

Present Plan
This is the second of a series of proposed forms for a new men's student
government, each of which will be printed in The Daily in order to give
students an opportunity for expression of criticism on them. Such
opinions should be submitted to the Council through The Daily or they
The purpose of the Undergraduate Council on Student Affairs
shall be to insure an effective means of communication between the
undergraduate body and the University authorities.
The prestige of this body, so necessary to its successful operation,
shall be secured through strength of personnel gained by the selec-
tion of recognized campus leaders from both men's and women's
activities and the maintenance of a balance of representation among
all undergraduate groups.
This Council shall exercise a general supervision over student
activities, organizations, traditions, customs, and conduct by means
of legislative and judicial action and through the delegation of
administrative functions to proper campus agencies. It is recognized,
for example, that the Michigan Union and Michigan League are
properly qualified to handle jointly class elections; the Union to
handle class games; and the League to take disciplinary action for
women through its judiciary Committee.
Recognizing that it has with the University Administration a
common duty in working for the best interests of Michigan and
Michigan undergraduates, the Undergraduate Council shall seek to
co-operate with the Administration in the exercise of its governmental
This organization shall be known as "The Undergraduate Coun-
cil on Student Affairs of the University of Michigan."
ARTICLE II. -Objects
The objects for which this organization is founded are as as
1. To provide an effective means of communication between the
Undergraduate Body and the University Authorities.
2. To exercise a general supervision over student activities,
organizations, traditions, customs, and conduct in such a manner as
to promote the best interests of the University students.
3. To crystallize and make effective representative undergrad-
uate opinion.
Sec. 1. Legislative. The Undergraduate Council may make
rules and regulations affecting student customs, elections, celebra-
tions, ceremonies, special games and contests not under the control
of the Athletic board, and the general behavior of the student body,
except insofar as the regulation in such matters is now, or hereafter
may be provided for by the University authorities.
Sec. 2. Judicial. The Undergraduate Council shall set up a
Judiciary Committee, composed of the President and four of its male
members which shall be elected by the Council. This committee shall
have the power to conduct investigations into cases concerning dis-
(Continued on Page 6)

Wisconsin Defeats
In Second Period
Scoring 24 Points


Harvard .Head
Urges Aid To
Gifted Students
C on an t Believes Fund
Should Provide Further
Educational Chances
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 14. - (/P)
-- An opportunity for students of real
ability to continue their education, re-
gardless of financial considerations,
and an opportunity for younger mem-
bers of the faculty to pursue creative
work were urged today by Dr. James
Bryant Conant, president of Harvard
University, in his annual report.
Dr. Conant said that it was his
opinion scholarship funds in colleges
and universities "should be used in
such a way as to enable the secondary
school graduates of real ability to con-
tinue their education irrespective of
the financial status of their parents."
While asserting that great universi-
ties "must endeavor to find methods
of counteracting the centrifugal forces
which tend to separate our faculties
into an ever-increasing number of
subdivisions," Dr. Conant insisted,
"there must be no hint of regimenta-
tion, no blue-print plan which lays
down specifications for cooperative re-
The Harvard president said he be-
lieved language requirements should
be modified and Latin eliminated from
the requirement for a Bachelor of Arts

Cagers Drop
Game, 34.20,

Urge Students
To Get Secondf
Semester Cards
'Red Tape' Eliminated In
Assembly Of Material
For Classification
Students were urged yesterday by
Prof. Daniel L. Rich, director of class-
ification, to call at the Office of the
Dean of Students, Room 4, University'
Hall, to get their registration and
classification material for next semes-
He said that despite the fact that
the material has been ready for stu-
dents for three weeks, few have taken
advantage of the opportunity.
"It is especially important that stu-
dents do get this material before the
beginning of the examination period,"
Professor Rich said, "because of the
fact that classifications must be ap-
proved by respective advisers and most
of them have definitely stated that
they would not hold consultations
during the examination period.
A time-saving system to both the
students and the University has been
instituted by the Office of the Dean
of Students in that all of the regis-
tration and classification material
necessary to the individual student
has been filed in individual envelopes
under the student's name.
Last year the student calling for
this material had to go through a
good deal of "red tape" before he pro-
cured all of the material.

Jablonski At Head
Of Varsity Scorers
Wolverines Lead At Half,
But Foul Shooting Is
Again Weakness
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 14.- (Spe-
cial) --The University of Michigan
basketball team met its third consecu-
tive Conference defeat here tonight,
losing to Wisconsin, 34 to 20.
Although the Wolverines ran up a
narrow 11-10. advantage at the half
on a courageous recovery, displaying
an easy floor game and successfully
holding in check the Wisconsin pass-
ing game with its slow break, the
Badgers put on the steam min the
second period to gain a rapid and easy
John Jablonski, playing a cool floor
game at one forward, led the Wol-
verine scoring with six points on two
field goals and two free throws, while
Mike Preboski was tallying nine points
to lead the Badger scoring.
Michigan was held to six field goals
during the game, counting on eight
foul throws, but the Wolverines again
appeared weak at the foul line, failing
to cash in on eleven chances.
The Wolverines jumped to an early,
lead of 3 to 0 as Jablonski opened
the scoring with a free throw, followed
by a quick basket by George Rudness,
diminutive guard, but the Badgers I
put on an offensive which sent them
to a 10 to 3 lead as Michigan failed
to score.
Settling down to a cool game which
successfully broke up the Badger of--
fensive, built on a slow break up the
floor followed by a long interval of
passes between the guards and then
a quick break beneath the basket,
the Wolverines overcame the Wis-
consin advantage to make the score
11 to 10 as the half ended.
Another Badger offensive after the.
half, which included eleven points by
Mike Preboski at a forward and Pete
Poser at a guard, immediately put the
Wolverines to rout and gave the Bad-
gers a lead which Michigan did not
again question.
Matt Patanelli, starting at center,
closely followed Jalonski as high-point
man for the Wolverines with five
points, three of which were on foul
College Editors
Score Hearst's
Anti-Red Fight
NEW YORK, Jan. 14-(A )- The
editors of 14 college newspapers to-
day issued a statement terming Wil-
liam Randolph Hearst's criticism of
radicalism in the colleges as "the
vanguard of fascism in America."
"Mr. Hearst is a menace to the aca-
demic freedom which students and
faculties have fought so many bitter
struggles to preserve," the statement
read. "Mr. Hearst declares that he is
seeking to keep the mind of youth
clean and wholesome. We contend
that he is advocating the academic
The editors characterized the re-
cent investigation of radicalism in
Columbia and Syracuse universities
by the Hearst newspapers as an at-
tempt to stir up a "red scare." 1
The statement was signed by repre-
sentatives of The Daily Princetonian,
Yale Daily News, Vassar Miscellany
News, Syracuse Daily Orange, Colum-
bia Daily Spectator, University of
Pittsburgh News, College of the City
of New York Campus, Wisconsin Daily
Cardinal, Daily Pennsylvanian, Brown
Daily Herald, University of Illinois
Daily Illini, Indiana Daily Student,
New York University Bulletin, and
North Carolina Daily Tar Heel.

Soph Committeemen
Named By Buesser
Fred Beusser, r president of the
sophomore class last night announced
the names of the class members who
will serve on the finance and Soph
Prom committees.
Al Dewey, Zeta Psi, Nancy Olds,
Delta Gamma, and Walker Graham,

Great Britain
Proposes De al
With Germany
Abrogation Of Military
Clauses Of Versailles
Treaty Offered
Ask Cooperation In
Limitation Of Arms
England Hopes To Win
Germany Back In Fold
Of League Of Nations
(Copyright, by Associated Press, 1935)
LONDON. Jan. 14.- (A') -Great
Britain is willing to enter a swapping
deal with Germany - the abrogation
of the military clauses of the Versailles
Treaty in return for Germany's whole-
hearted participation in a general pact
for the limitation of armament.
This announcement came from an
authoritative source after the British
Cabinet met today and reviewed the
European outlook in the light of the
improved atmosphere resulting from
the Franco-German agreement of
Rome last month and yesterday's.
plebiscite by which, it was conceded,
the Saar Basin territory voted for re-
union with Germany.
With these indications of amity as a
guidepost, the British laid plans to
revive Great Britain's efforts to bring
Germany back into the fold at Geneva.
Wants Swift Saar Action
It was understood tonight that, as,
an initial step, .the British Cabinet
decided that the League Council
should make all possible haste in re-,
turning the Saar to Germany, as a
result of what is supposed to be an
overwhelming vote in the Saar in fa-I
vor of return. It was indicated the
Cabinet hopes tiat this territory may
be re-united with the Reich within the
next few days if possible.
Although, under the Treaty of Ver-
sailles, the League has the right to
split up the Saar, retaining districts
which have a majority of their votes
in favor of the status quo or even giv-
ing districts to France if any voted
ghat way, it was stated officially that
the Cabinet would oppose such di-
vision as "impractical."
Sir John Simon, foreign secretary,
who returned from Geneva just before
the Cabinet session and conferredt
with Prime Minister J. Ramsay Mac-
Donald before the Cabinet ministerst
met, is expected to go back to Geneva
at the end of the week.
Will Talk To Paris Chiefs
He is expected to engage in further
preliminary conversations there with1
officials of France before Premier
Pierre-Etienne Flandin and Pierre La-
val, French foreign minister, visit Lon-}
It was understood, following the
Cabinet meeting, that the British
Cabinet was informed that Flandin's1
government intended to be more lib-1
eral toward Germany and actually
stood ready to accept Germany's pur-
ported illegal armament as legal.
Great Britain likewise was said to bei
ready to recognize and legalize Ger-
many's armament.
(Under the Treaty of Versailles, of-t
fensive weapons were forbidden Ger-
many, but during recent months both}
Great Britain and France have ac-
cused Germany of acquiring suchj
armaments "illegally."}
Professor Alt Announces
Candidacy For Councilt
Prof. Glenn L. Alt of the College
of Engineering yesterday announced1
his candidacy for the Seventh Ward
aldermanic post on the Republican

Professor Alt, who is an expert in
structural designing, has done work
on the First National Bank building
here and for the Washtenaw County
Road Commission. He is a graduate
of Kansas University.

Platform Collapses
But The Band Just
Doesn't Give A Toot
MILAN, Mich., Ja. 14. - (Special)
- Even the collapse of a temporary
platform of two-inch planks failed to
halt a concert by the University of
Michigan Band in the auditorium of
the high school here tonight, as part
of the Milan Concert Series.
The bandsmen had assembled, a
s'ore of them on a wooden addition
to the small stage, when three large
temporary supports gave way and
plunged .the startled musicians five
feet to the floor in a small avalanche
of music racks, instruments, chairs,
and a rain of music and programs.
Confusion in the audience of sev-
eral hundred ceased when the grin-
ning bandsmen, none of whom were
injured, righted themselves and their
equipment and gave the concert from
the auditorium floor.
Playing for the first time under the
baton of Bernard B. Hirsch, acting
conductor, the band game a program
of classical and semi-classical num-
bers and several contemporary works.
Features of the program were the "On
the Trail" movement from Ferde
Grofe's "Grand Canyon Suite" and
selections from. Lehar's opera, "The
Merry Widow." Mr. Hirsch led the
organization in two encores in re-
sponse to enthusiastic applause.
Seen In Wierd
Double Slaying
Negro Held In Mob-Proof
Jail When Charges Link
Him With Murders..
JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 14-() -
Cannibalism took front place today
in the investigation of James H. Coy-
ner, huge Negro grave robber, charged
with the brutal double slaying in
Cleveland, Miss., early in December,
of Aurelius B. Turner and his wife.
Startling charges were made by
county attorney E. H. Green, which
he said tended to link the six-foot-
four-inch, 200-pound Negro with the,
fiendish slaying and furnished the
basis for his cannibalism charge.
"Portions of human flesh," said
Attorney Green, "salted and cured,
and with what appeared to be teeth1
marks, have been found at Coyner's
Announcement of the wierd discov-
ery was made following the question-
ing of the Negro in his cell in the
mob-proof Hinds County jail where
he was rushed after his arrest in'
Cleveland Saturday and after Bolivar
County authorities had filed formal
request for an order permitting ex-
humation of the Turners' bodies to
compare missing portions with the
flesh assertedly found in Coyner's
Green hinted that cannibalism
might be advanced as a possible mo-
tive for the gruesome slaying.
The bodies of Turner and his wife.
were found horribly mutilated in
their small Bolivar County home the
night of Dec. 9.
LANSING, Jan. 14 -(')- The Sen-
ate tonight voted that a committee
selected from its membership should
conduct an investigation of the re-
cent recount of the ballots cast last
Nov. 6 in Wayne County.

Model Identifies
BrunoAs One Who
STrailed Condon



Suspect Was Shadowing
Condon In Railway De-
pot, Witness Claims
6 Experts Concur In
Opinion On Script
Handwriting Authorities
Believe Hauptmann To
Be Author Of Notes
FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. 14 -(A')
--A pretty pajama model today ac-
cusedrBruno Hauptmann of shadow-
ing Dr. John F. Condon.
The model, chic and stately Hilde-
garde Olga Alexander, enlivened a
trial session otherwise devoted to ad-
ditional expert testimony accusing
Hauptmann as the man who wrote
the fourteen ransom notes.
A friendi of Dr. Condon's for 12
years, she took the stand at Haupt-
mann's trial for the murder of the
Lindbergh baby to say she saw "Jaf-
sie" in a Bronx telegraph office in
March of 1932, nearly a month be-
fore Dr. Condon paid the $50,000
ransom, and that another man was
watching him "very significantly."
"I say the man was Bruno Richard'
Hauptmann," she declared firmly.
A faint flush stole over the car-
penter's pallid face. His wife turned
Arches Eyebrows Petulantly
Miss Alexander, who arched her
fashionable eyebrows petulantly at
the barbed queries of Edward J. Reil-
ly, chief of Hauptmann's defense,
provided a bright interlude in the
testimony of two handwriting experts
who again called Hauptmann the
ransom note writer.
Today the word of Albert S. Os-
born, the internationally known ex-
pert who last Friday accused Haupt-
mann as the ransom writer, was bol-
stered by that of Elbridge W. Stein,
another authority on disputed docu-
Stein's cross-examination ended
when court adjourned for the day.
Both said they believed the ran-
som notes and Hauptmann's con-
ceded writing were the work of the
same man.
Osborn, white-haired and unruf-
fled, went further than that.
He parried defense thrusts at his
record with the remark that his testi-
mony had been overruled perhaps
once in 20 times - "so infrequently
that it always gives me a shock."
Then he said the likness between
Hauptmann's hand and that of the
ransom notes is "irresistable, unan-
swerable and overwhelming."
The florid Reilly hammered away
hard at Miss Alexander, who said she
was 26 and a model for "tea gowns,
negligees and pajama ensembles."
He failed to shake her identifica-
tion of Hauptmann as the man she
saw in the Fordham station and of
the New York Central and again on
the street two or three evenings later.
At one point, irked by state ob-
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Maps, TaXes To
Be Subjects Of
Lecture Series
Two University Lectures were an-
nounced yesterday by the office of
Dr. Frank E. Robbins, assistant to
President Alexander G. Ruthven. Dr.
Ervin J. Raisz, instructor in carto-
graphy at the Institute of Geographi-
cal Exploration at Harvard, will speak
today on "The Development of Ge-
ography As Reflected in Maps," and
Prof. Edwin B. Stason of the Law
School will speak Friday on "Tax
Hungarian by birth, Dr. Rai'sz took

undergraduate work in Architecture
in that country, and during the war
served in the geographical service of
the Austrian army. In 1923 he came
to Columbia for graduate work in
geology. Speaking of his work there,
Prof. Preston E. James of the geog-
raphy department said: "The ideas
which have led to Dr. Raisz's im-
provements in the technique of map-
making were implanted by the teach-
ings of the late William Morris Dav-
is, dean of American cartographers."
Following work at Columbia as a
student. Dr. Raisz taught a course in

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German Expatriates, Teachers
In New School, To Speak Here

Alaskan Colonization Project
Impracticable, Says Prof. Dow

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Two members of the New School For
Social Research of New York - "The
University in Exile" - will speak
Wednesday in Ann Arbor, bringing
with them the intellectual equipment
gained in Germany, and the experi-
ences of exile from their fatherland
subsequent to the coming into power
of the Hitler regime.
These men, Dr. Emil Lederer and
Dr. Edourd Heimann, both of whom
are professors of economics in German
universities, now hold teaching posi-
tions in the New York institution
which has as its "raison de vivre" the
provision of hospitality to scholarsI
who have been deprived of the oppor-

freedom in society at large; and with-
out intellectual freedom the demo-
cratic system under which we live
cannot long endure," declare the
sponsors of the school.
German professors, all of whom
were forced to leave their country
either because they were Jews or ad-
vocated policies contrary to the Fas-
cist program, make up the entire fac-
ulty of the New School. In the name
of tolerance and freedom it has open-
ed up its doors to a limited number
of German political scientists, sociol-
ogists, and economists, and author-
ities there hope that it will be able
to offer a haven to more in the near.

That the Federal proposal to move
mid-western farmer-drought victims
next spring to a colony in Alaska in
groups of 100 families each will not
better the farmers' condition enough
over a period of years to warrant the
move, was the statement made by
Prof. Dow V. Baxter of the School of
Forestry and Conservation in an inter-
view yesterday.
The plan to colonize Alaska with
these drought-stricken farmers in
small units of 100 families each is
said to have been definitely approved
by Federal officials. The government
has already spent $100.000 in survey-

for the transplanted farmers, but I
seriously doubt if this market will be
sufficient if a relatively large number
of families take advantage of the
proposal," stated Professor Baxter,
who has been on two recent expedi-
tions to parts of the territory being
considered for colonies.
He spoke highly of the fertility of
the soil, but said that the number of
products that can be grown is exceed-
ingly limited. Further, he stated that
the farmers must find a market for
their crops in order to exchange them
for other necessities. "Alaska," Pro-
fer axter said. "offers greant nos-

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