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The Weather
Partly cloudy Friday, prob-
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colder Saturday.

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Editorials
Cain And His Brother Abel..
This Should Be Looke Into .. .
PRICE FIVE CENTS

VOL. XLV. No. 86

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1935

Campbell Praises
Townsend Plan Of
Old Age Pensions

Testimony Of
Agent Arouses
Hauptmann
Defendant Leaps Up AndI
Shouts, 'Mister, Mister,
You StopLying'
First Outburst By
Carpenter In Trial
State Witnesses Tell How
$50,000 Ransom Money
Was Spent And Hid
- wl

Detroit-Bound
Bus Skids Off
Icy Highway
15 Passengers Escape
Injury; Warning Issued
To Motorists In Area

Many Different Problems
Facing Fraternities Are
Revealed B D y Survey

Mayor Pledges Support,
Endorses System Before
Local Club
150 Hear Address
In Masonic Temple
Originator Of Proposal
Is University Graduate;
Fairburn Speaks

Second Childhood
Overtakes Ancient
College Publication
The Dartmouth, daily newspaper
of the College, which claims to be
~the nation's oldest college publica-
tion, is evidently in its second child-
hood.
On Jan. 15 they issued an extra
announcing the paper's second an-
nual Duchess Contest.
"When a girl wants to come to
IDartmouth's Winter Carnival.th

30-Mile Wind Hits
Washtenaw County ConfeenCelOf
Conference Of
Detroit Couple Is Hurt
As Car Leaves Ypsilanti Fraternity Men

I ustice Not Blind-
Anyway, She Can
See In This County
Speedy justice has always been one
of the best known characteristics of
Washtenaw County, and the funda-

nloaut; no JLocal 1Vishaps

Finannial gtanrlarrlc And

By FRED WARNER NEAL 1,U 'aVL 1V '
Praising the Townsend Plan as a lead story begins, "that's not news.
"just and sincere cause," Mayor Rob- But when Dartmouth wants a girl,
ert A.-Campbell told 150 members one particular girl, to write her own
of the Ann Arbor Townsend Club last ticket to Carnival, to become THE
night in the Masonic Temple that "it Carnival Guest . . . that's NEWS ...
has my heartiest endorsement and and that's exactly what THE DART-
support " MOUTH is doing in their Second An-
"The. time has come to take care tu.Duchess of Dartmouth' Con-
of those older persons who are no ter t
longer able to find employment," he After too many paragraphs - to
asserted, "and this wonderful plan is the bottom of the page- of the same
the thing to do it." He said that the drivel one discovers that any woman
younger /men andl women, "who are undergraduate, or graduate of the
youner/mn ad woen,"whoarelast two years, living East of the
taking or being given jobs in place Msippi y become ast of
of their elders," should contribute to Mississippi may become a guest of
their support.t cod Annuaetc.Contest by
The ownsnd lan rovdes hatbeing original, witty and stylish in a
The Townsend Plan provides thaletter of 250 words to the editors.
all persons over 60 years of age will Examination of the rest of the
be retired from employment of any paper reveals such enlightening fea-
type and paid a $200 a month pension tures as: "The writer of the winning
for the rest of their lives, providing letter will be invited to attend the
they spend every cent of it each Dartmouth,'etc. Carnival, Feb. 8 and
month. 9, with all expenses paid. Her es-
Financed By National Fund cort will be selected from among the
This is to be financed from more prominent Dartmouth College
a national fund, raised by a sales tax. undergraduates."
The theory, as propounded by sup- Letters should be addressed to the
porters of the plan, is that persons Contest Editor, The Dartmouth, Han-
taking over the jobs vacated by elderovrN.H Nolteswlbecn
men nd omenwil do awywth over, N. H. No letters will be con-
men and women wildo away wit sidered after midnight, Feb. 6.
unemployment. "The plan will tae It is no fake either, for in the mid-
care of old age security and bring dle of the page is a sworn statement
lasting prosperity for all," its ad- [signed by a justice of the peace, de-
herents claim. cldaring the whole thing bona fide.
Mayor Campbell announced his ap- -_rn _hw__tig___ d.
proval..of the plan in a speech intro-
ducing Frank Fairburn, Townsend Seek Cooperation
plan state representative. Judge Ed-
ward J. Jeffries of the Wayne County Of U.S.,
circuit bench was to have spoken, but
failed to arrive. WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -(A) --
"I wish there were more I could The Administration, with the aid of
do to help this splendid cause," the 52 American business leaders, tonight
mayor declared. "I am willing to do established a liason through which
all I cant and we shall put it across business can tell its story to the gov-
together." He emphasized the "eco- ernment.
nomic justice" of the plan, and stated A group of the executives dined
his belief that "it is the human thing with 14 chiefs of government agencies
to do." and members of congress tonight to

,

FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. 17 -(P) A large Detroit-bound bus con-
- While a Federal agent was des- taining nearly 15 passengers, skidded
cribing to the jury in the Lindbergh off the icy M-123 highway into the
kidnaping case Bruno Hauptmann's ditch just this side of Ypsilanti late
alleged hiding place for thousands of yesterday, and all persons escaped
dollars of the ransom bills, the car- injury.
penter on trial for his life suddenly The bus accident was one of the
leaped to his feet in the court room many minor mishaps in this section
today. Shaking a finger at the wit- of the country yesterday, when Wash-
ness, he shouted: .tenaw County was hit by the most
"Mister, Mister, you stop lying! severe ice storm and highest wind of
You are telling a story!" the winter. A near gale blew up in
Trembling, his jaws clenched, he the morning, at one time going fast-
was pulled back into his chair by er than 30 miles per hour.
guards as Supreme Court Justice There were several instances re-
Thomas W. Trenchard, presiding, re- ported by police and deputy sheriffs
buked him quietly. of cars actually being blown off the
The outburst, Hauptmann's first icy roads.
open display in the 12 days of his Issue Warnings
trial for murder of the Lindbergh The state highway commission is-
baby, came as state witnesses told sued warnings to all automobile driv-1
how the carpenter spent and lhid part ers in this area, and the sleet storm,
of the $50,000 ransom. gave work to many men, hired to1
Special Agent On Stand throw salt, sand, and ashes on slip-
Special Agent Thomas H. Sisk of pery pavements.
the Department of Justice was on the No local accidents were reported,
stand, relating how officers found but Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Loveridge,
more than $14,000 of the ransom 1307 Kerchival Ave., Detroit, were
money in Hauptmann's Bronx home both injured when their car careened
and garage last September. off the Ypsilanti road, about two
Some of the ransom bills were in miles from Ann Arbor, striking a
the garage woodwork, but Sisk told tree and hitting another car. They
of an empty crock he found buried were taken to the Beyer Hospital in
beneath the floor. Ypsilanti where they were released
There was no money in it, but Sisk after treatment.
related: « State police were called to the scene
"We questioned Hauptmann as to of the bus accident, but authorities
that jug. He denied knowing any- held no one and declined to say
thing about it, but the next day when whether or not an investigation would
we questioned him he admitted that follow.
he had that money in there three Bus Continues

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Probable Topics

1' "*"^^''^"* """""* "" """mental reason back of it all has finally
Rules For Conduct Are been discovered.

Undergraduate and alumni officers
of fraternities and the Senate Com-
mittee on Student Affairs will meet at
2 p.m. tomorrow in the Union at the
request of President Alexander G.
Ruthven, to discuss "matters of vital
importance both to the University
and fraternities."
Although administrative officials
would make no statement on the sub-
ject, it is believed that the "vital mat-
ters" to be discussed will center
around the Financial Standards and
Regulations and the' standards of
conduct passed by the University
Committee on Student Conduct last
fall.
The standards of conduct, as passed
by the Committee, and expressing the
attitude of the University on specific
matters, are as follows:
Condemns Liquor
It is the opinion of the University
that the use of intoxicating liquors in
a fraternity house has a tendency to
impair the morale of the organization
and is contrary to the best interests
of both the fraternity itself and of the
University.
The University believes that the
generally accepted standards and con-.
ventions of society disapprove of the
presence of women in fraternity
houses except when proper chaperons
are present, and it expects each fra-
ternity scrupulously to observe these
conventions.

"Will Sweep Country"
Mayor Campbell pointed out the
necessity for cooperation in working
out the Townsend Plan, and, claim-
ing that "there is no doubt as to its
workability," he predicted that "it
will soon sweep the country."
In his opening remarks, Fairburn
told the members of the Ann Arbor
Club, that Dr. Frank Townsend, Cali-
fornia country doctor who is the au-
thor of the plan bearing his name, is
a graduate of the University of Mich-
igan.
S a a r Transfer
Set For March
By League Vote
(By Associates Press)
The League of Nations Thursday
formally voted to transfer the Saar,
basin territory to Germany probably
March 1.
Assertions by Saar refugees arriv-
ing in France that two Communists
had been killed at Neuenkirchen,'
meanwhile, were disproved by an As-'
sociated Press correspondent who vis-
ited Neuenkirchen.
As France and Germany got to-
gether on conditions for transfer of
the Saar, which voted overwhelmingly
in Sunday's plebiscite to rejoin the
Reich, the delicacy of the situationI
along the Saar frontier was empha-
sized by the arrest near Metz of two 1
Saar gendarmes who entered French
territory.
METZ, France -French officials
held for investigation two Saar gen-
darmes who penetrated 25 yards into
French territory pursuing two women
fugitives, as moving companies along
the frontier received many orders
from persons planning to leave the
Saar.
EGUEMINES, France - A host of
refugees from the Saar, stoic in the
face of forced flights from their
homes; brought with them reports
that two communists had been slain
at Neuenkirchen. Elsewhere, anti-

discuss the plan.
Under it all American business
could contact the government on
legislation or other matters through
the 52 business leaders who constitute
the business advisory and planning
council of the Department of Com-
merce.
Final arrangements for the utiliza-
"tion of the business council were
shaped in a conference yesterday be-
tween President Roosevelt, Secretary
Roper and H. P. Kindall, chairman
of the council.
The business leaders at the dinner
included Winthrop W. Aldrich, chair-
man of the Chase National Bank, the
world's largest bank; Walter S. Gif-
ford, president of the American Tele-
phone and Telegraph Co.; Henry I.
Harriman, president of the Chamber
of Commerce of the United States,
and Robert L. Lund, head of the Na-
tional Association of Manufacturers.
ASK PLATE EXTENSION
LANSING, Jan. 17. --0) - The
House this afternoon adopted a res-
olution requesting the secretary of
state to,extend the time for the use
of 1934 automobile plates to Feb. 15.

weeks before he was arrested."
"In the jug?" asked Attorney Gen-
eral David T. Wilentz.
"In that jug," replied Sisk.
A few feet away, Hauptmann
jumped from his chair and shouted
the command to "stop lying." His
face was pale, his accent harsh and
gutteral.
Sisk stared coldly at the carpenter
as the words burst out. The jurors
gazed curiously. The spectators, jam-
med to the sills of the little court-
room, rose to their feet and craned
their necks.
Jerked Back Into His Seat I
A faint smile crossed the face ofI
Mrs. Hauptmann.
"One moment," s a i d Justice
Trenchard. "Let me suggest to the
defendant that he keep quiet. If he
has any observations to make, let him
make them quietly through counsel."I
Deputy Sheriff Hovey Low and
State Trooper Stockbridge, who sat
on Dither side of Hauptmann, reached
upward and jerked him back into
his seat.
Low slipped his arm around Haupt-
mann's shoulders, holding him in a
firm grip lest he try again to get to
his feet.
Col. Charles A. Lindbergh remained
one of the calmest persons in the
old Hunte'rdon County courtroom.
In the front of the courtroom state
troopers, detectives and Federal
agents, present to testify, moved in-
stinctively forward. But there was
no need for them.
Stockbridge kept a strong grip on
one of the prisoner's arms. The deputy
sheriff never relaxed his hold.

The bus was tempor
and some passengers
from passing cars. Th
was repaired after two
wait and continued o
reaching Detroit withoi
hap.
The severe ice came
the sleet and wet snow
-late Wednesday afterni
night. Trees, bushes
roads were all glazed
morning.
The temperature stay
25 and 30 degrees aboi
day, as recorded by t
observatory, but last nib
for a falling mercury w

arily disabled,
solicited rides
e large vehicle

or three hours
n its journey,
ut further mis-
as a result of
that fell from
oon until mid-
, walks, and
with ice this
ved up between
ve zero yester-
the University
ght predictions)
'ere made.

League Head Approves Plans
For Separation Of Governments

I Justice, in Washtenaw County is
not the blind maiden that she is gen-
erally depicted as being. If you don't
believe it, go down in front of the
county courthouse, and look up. There
she stands, with scales and sword,
but without the traditional blindfold.
She looks out across the city of Ann
Arbor towards the south, with a clear
level gaze. Her eyes are wide open,
and by virtue of the fact that they
never can be closed, she seems a,
representation of a justice that can1
always be on watch, and will never
overlook anything, in comparison with
the more common statues whose faces
are hidden behind a drapery.
Circuit Court Judge George W.
Sample remembers that, when the
r building was first erected, the conven-
tional blindfold was present, but in
the course of time it has disappeared.
Now the outlook of Justice is unim-
peded, and she is a fit companion for
the actual efficient and quick justice
of the county.
'Student Views
Of Government
Will Be Polled
Undergraduate Council To
Circulate Questionnaires
SeekingOpinions
Letters and questionnaires asking
students to submit their opinions on
Ithe proposed plans for student gov-
ernment change and upon the whole
question of student government in
general will be mailed today to all
'campus organizations and will be
given to fraternity piesidents at their
meeting Saturday, according to Carl
Hilty, '36, president of the Under-
graduate Council.
The gathering of this material, a
preliminary step in the construction
of a new form of government, will
have to be completed by Wednesday,
Jan. 23, at which time all replies
will have to be in, Hilty stated. The
new constitution, when completed,
will be sent to the Senate Committee
on Student Affairs.
Included in the letters is a brief
analysis of four proposed plans, the
National Student League plan having
been received too late to be printed
with the others. An analysis of all
five plans will be printed Sunday in
The Daily, however.
The questionnaire accompanying
the letter is designed to elicit student
comment on any of the proposed
plans. Categorical questions are de-
signed to seek criticism on the first
three plans submitted and space is
left for expression of opinion regard-
ing the others which have been re-
ceived.

Conditions Among Houses
At 22 Universities And
CollegesInvestigated
Financial Problem
Is Found .Greatest
Lack Of Cooperation With
Admiinistrators Attacked
By Two Deans
By THOMAS E. GROEHN
Fraternities today are facing prob
lems that are as diversified as they
are numerous, it was- revealed yester-
day by a Daily survey of 22 univer-
sties and colleges throughout the
United States and Canada.
Deans in the universities and col-
leges were interviewed by letter and,
asked three definite questions regard-
ing certain aspects of the fraternity
situation on their respective campi.
The questions asked were: (1) Is
there a fraternity problem on your
campus and if so what is it? (2) Is
the university or college acting in any
manner to control this problem, and if
not is there a fraternity organization
acting toward a solution of the prob-
lem? (3) Is fraternity moral and fi-
nancial conduct controlled by the
university or college administration?
Financial Problem Greatest
The general concensus among the
deans was that the problem of fi-
nances is the greatest one with which
present-day fraternities are contend-
ing, although five of them reported no
financial problem on their campus.
No definite standard of the degree
of control that universities and col-
leges exercise over fraternities could
be determined, as some of the deans.
reported rigid control over both fi-
nancial and moral conduct, others
reported moderate control, and still
others stated that little or no con-'
trol was exercised.
Dean Robert Rienow of the Uni-
versity of Iowa, and Dean Edward
E. Nicholson of the University of Min-
nesota, both attacked fraternity men
for their lack of cooperation with the
Universities' administrators. "Frater-
nities seem to feel that it is a case
of 'their house being their castle' and
it is nobody's business what they do
while residing therein," wrote Dean
Rienow.
Houses Attacked
The deans of the two Canadian uni-
versities, McGill and Toronto, both
said that their administration had no
control over fraternity men as such
but only as students.
The fraternity system was attacked
by the student body at Dartmouth
College, who, according to Dean L. K.
Neidlinger, claim that the "fraternity
situation there is unwholesome, un-
healthy, and unnatural."
Deans in the following universi-
ties and colleges were interviewed by
letter: the Universities of Illinois,
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Pennsyl-
vania, Chicago, Toronto, California,
and Washington, and Purdue Univer-
sity, Indiana University, Ohio State
University, Northwestern University,
Dartmouth College, Cornell College,
Yale University, Brown University,
Columbia University, Williams Col-
lege, Amherst College, Stanford Uni-
versity, and McGill University.
Following are excerpts from the
letters received:

Stason, Kahn
Scheduled ToI.
SpeaKToday
Law Professor, New York'
Architect Will Continue
University Series
Two lectures are scheduled on the
University Lecture series for today,
one a speech on "Tax Revision" byj
Prof. Edwin B. Stason of the Law1
School, and the other a talk on "De-
sign and Education in Design," by
Ely Jacques Kahn, prominent New
York architect.
Professor Stason's lecture is the
fourth of a series of eight speeches
by members of the Univerity faculty
on the University Lecture series this
year. It willtake place at 4:15 p.m.
in Natural Science Auditorium.
Following a science course in his
youth, Professor Stason received an
A.B. degree from Wisconsin in 1913,
followed by a B.S. in electrical engi-
neering from Massachusetts Institute
of Technology in 1916. He then went
to the University of Pennsylvania as
an instructor in electrical engineer-
ing.
In 1919 he first came to Michigan
as an assistant professor in the engi-
neering college, and at the same time
took work in the Law School, re-
ceiving his degree of Juris Doctor in
1922. In 1924 he was raised to the
rank of full professor and transferred
to the Law School, where he has re-
mained.
Mr. Kahn's lecture will take place
at 4:15 p.m. in the Architectural
Auditorium. He has come to this
section of the country on the invi-

Prof. Taggart Declares Fair
Prices Cannot Be Determined

The institution of a new men's gov-
ernment would not effect womens'
government on the campus and, for'
that matter, men's councils never have
done so to any appreciable extent in
the past, according to Maxine May-
nard, '35, president of the League, who
was interviewed yesterday on that
subject.
"Women know their own problems
just as men know theirs, so separate
governments are very much in order,"
she declared. "I am highly in favor
of having men organize their own
government."
Parallel governmental organizations
for men and women with a coordinat-

These standards of conduct apply to
men's dormitories and approved
rooming houses for men as well as to
fraternity houses.
The Committee voted further that!
in order to improve the conditions
under which student dances are held:
Dance Permission
(1) Permission for a dance spon-
sored by any student organization
shall be given only after the organiza-
tion has presented to the Dean of
Students the written acceptance of
at least two married couples to chap-
eron the party - these chaperons to
be either a member of the University
Senate and his wife, the parents of
one of the active members of the or-
ganization or persons selected from a
list submitted to the Dean of Students
by the organization at the beginning
of the year:
(2) Permisssion for a fraternity
or sorority dance shall be given only
(a) upon the written approval of the
Financial Advisers (See Financial reg-
ulations for fraternities) of the group;
(b) after the conditions with refer-
ence to chaperons, as set forth in
(1), have been observed;
(3) Permission for a fraternity
house-party shall be given only after
arrangements have been made for the
members to move out of the house, if
the young women guests are to re-
main in it overnight.

grated. All women belong to the
League, and all womens' organizations
are under its control.
As the Union is merely one of sev-
eral men's major activities, a govern-
mental organization parallel to that1
under the League could not be set up
independently of the women and tol
have each one function as well or bet-
ter than joint organizations have in
the past, she said.
In years past there has been an ac-
tual conflict of jurisdiction between
the men's council and the League gov-
ernment, but no actual case ever
arose to test it. Conflicting rules might
have been made by the Council for all
students and by the League body for
urmpan C},i nC

By LLOYD S. REICH
Taking an indirect slap a the
NRA's price-fixing policy, Prof. Her-,
bert F. Taggart of the accounting de-
partment said in his radio talk over
Station WJR direct from Morris Hall
at 10 p.m. yesterday, that fair prices
cannot be determined.
Professor Taggart pointed out that
neither a private organization nor a
board of public officials can be en-
trusted with the power to fix a fair
price that will insure justice to labor,
investor, and consumer.
He cited that more than half of the
codes set a floor to prices by forbid-
ding any member of an industry from
selling his products at less than they
-cost him. "What is cost?" Professor
Taggart asked. "I have recently re-
turned from nearly a year in Wash-
inaton reviewina the answers to that

to contend with, according to Profes-
sor Taggart. He said exceptions have;
been made in the codes for meeting
competition and for the disposal of
overstocks. "These exceptions, though
obviously necessary, weaken the rule
against selling below cost to the point
where, if it were ever enforceable, it
ceases to be so."
He tempered his statements by say-
ing that if the NRAA in its present
form or whatever form it emerges
from the current session of Congress,
can put a bottom under wages, much
of the most truly destructive price-
cutting will be a thing of the past.
Professor Maurer in his talk, which
followed Professor Taggart's, present-
ed three suggestions for broad pol-
icies to be adopted by schools to aid in
the better understanding of leisure.
The first embodied the imolanting in

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
"I am sorry to state that we have
a fraternity problem at Dartmouth
and at the present time it is occupy-
ing the center of the stage.
"Our student governing board has
requested President Hopkins to ap-
point a committee to investigate the
fraternity system here to determine
whether it contributes to or impedes
the fulfillment of this college's pur-
pose. The student body claims that
the fraternity situation is 'unwhole-
some, unhealthy, and unnatural.' The
charges made against fraternities are
admitted to be slightly exaggerated
but I am certain that this investiga-
tion will produce interesting results.
"The college authorities have not
controlled the financial affairs of
the fraternities. During the present
year we have turned over the con-
trol of conduct in both dormitories
and fraternities to undergraduate
committees."
DEAN L. K. NEIDLINGER

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