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VOL XLV. No. 114



Practices Of Hell Week
To Be Discussed Tonight

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City- Greeks




Modification, Abolition,
Or Status Quo of Hell
Week To Be Decided
Council Requested
To Help Athletes
Preliminary Poll Shows
Many Houses In Favor
Of Modification
Hell Week practices will be dis-
cussed and possibly acted upon by
the Interfraternity Council at 7:30
p.m. today at the Union, in a meeting
called by Philip A. Singleton, '35E,
The discussion will center around
the possibility of modifying the prac-
tices, abolishing Hell Week, or keep-
ing the practices as they now are.
In a preliminary poll of 44 frater-
nities last week, 20 houses expressed
themselves in favor of modification,
16 defended the practices as they now
are, five houses voted for abolition
and 3 refused to comment.
Members of each fraternity will be
asked at the meeting to support a
plan to assist the Athletic Associa-
tion and local athletets by giving
board jobs to athletes in need of work,
according to Singleton. The plan, as
presented, asks that each house give
one athlete a job.
Discussion will also be held on a
plan submitted by George Wililams,
'36, and Robert Laitner, '37, to estab-
lish a cooperative service bureau here.
The project, Singleton stated, would
be similar to the one successfully
carried out at Kansas State Univer-
sity, and would, in the main, co-
ordinate the activities of all fratern-
ity stewards.
The question of reestablishing
some form of the traditional Swing-
out, which was abolished two years
ago because of misconduct by a num-
ber of seniors, will also be discussed.
Because the Interfraternity Council
is the largest group contacting sen-
iors, Singleton stated, it is believed
that this group can accomplish more
toward finding an adequate substi-
tute for Swingout.
One substitute which will be sug-
gested, according to Singleton, is a
Fraternity Sing, in which individual
houses wll compete against each other
in the singing of traditional Michigan
and fraternity songs.
An election of a new member to
the Executive Committee of the Coun-
cil, to replace Lee -C. Shaw, '35, who
has left school, will also be conducted.
Holmes' Death
Is Mourned By
Entire Nation

Physicians Attack Hell Week
For Mental, Physical Harm

Two physicians connected with the
University attacked fraternity Hell
Week practices last night on the
grounds that the period was physically
and mentally harmful to the initiates.
Dr. H. Marvin Pollard, acting presi-
dent physician of the University Hos-
pital, stated "I am strongly opposed
to Hell Week. We have come into]
contact with several serious cases
here at the University Hospital as a
result of maltreatment during fra-
ternity initiations, and I am person-
ally acquainted with one or two in-
stances at other institutions which
resulted in permanent injury and
even death."
Dr. Theophile Raphael, psychia-
trist*to the Health Service, also ex-
pressed opposition 'to Hell Week, stat-
ing that "For individuals who are
delicately balanced emotionally, and
who have narrower than average
physical limits, Hell Week practices
are dangerous. However, it is not
only a question of humiliation but
also of physical strain."
"The mental effect upon the man
must be considered equally as impor-
tant as the physical one, and complete
mental collapse is not an uncommon
result of an extremely trying Hell
Week. Such a collapse may easily
leave a lasting effect on the man," Dr.
Pollard said.
"The contacts and associations
formed in the fraternity should suf-
ficiently impress the initiate with the
solemnity of his initiation," Dr. Pol-
lard concluded.
. When asked about sadistic practices.
of Hell Week, Dr. Raphael stated that
"In a mob situation there is always a
Rule Out Gentlemen
In Debate; Blondes

certain amount of satisfaction derived
in seeing pain inflicted on others."
Hell Week is too primitive, accord-
ing to Dr. Raphael, "We are no
longer cave men," he said, "but are
living ip a civilization which is en-
tirely different. Therefore, we must
be up to date with the present phases
of that advanced civilization."
Dr. Raphael stated that better re-
sults could be obtained if fraternities
placed more emphasis on the psycho-
logical, cultural, and spiritual during
Hell Week rathei*than physical pres-
"I wish for a standardized Hell
Week, controlled by a student-faculty
group, in which the possibility of
physical and mental injury would be
entirely eliminated," Dr. Raphael said.
Condliffe Will
Speak Today
On Commerce
Discussion Of 'Planning
Of International Trade'
To Be Given
Dr. John B. Condliffe, at present
director of the economic intelligence
service of the League of Nations, will
discuss ' .The Planning of Interna-
tional Trade" today as a part of the
University Lecture series, it was an-
nounced by Dr. Frank E. Robbins, as-
sistant to the President, who is in
charge of the series. The lecture will
take place at 4:15 p.m. in Natural
Science Auditorium.
Dr. Condliffe was educated at Can-
terbury College at the University of
New Zealand and at Caius and Gon-
ville Colleges in Cambridge, thereafter
becoming professor of economics at
Canterbury College.
He later became research secretary
on the international relations com-
mittee of the Institute of Pacific Re-
lations, and in 1930 spent a year here
as visiting professor.
He is author of the annual World
Economic Survey published by the
League of Nations, and in addition
has written, among other books, "The
Life of Society," "A Short History of
New Zealand," "Problems of the Pa-
cific," and "China of Today."
Dr. Condliffe went to New Zealand
last fall on furlough, and is at present
returning to Geneva by way of the
United States.
The general public is cordially in-
vited to attend the lecture.
Students To Protest
Quiz By Legislature
MADISON, Wis., March 6. - (IP) -
Carrying the endorsement of several
campus organizations, a mass meeting
has been called for tomorrow night
to protest the state senate investiga-
tion of alleged communist activities
at the University of Wisconsin.
Among the organizations which en-
dorsed the mass meeting were the
University of Wisconsin Teachers
Union, Reformed Church Students
Alliance, Wesley Foundation, Way-
land Club, Young Progressives Indus-
trial Democracy, and Young Com-
munists League.
Senator G. F, Brunette, chairman
of the investigation committee, has
not yet set a date for its first meeting.

Crush Revolt
Rebel Encaipinent Aso
Bombed And Raked By
Machine Gu Fire
InifantIry Advance
Checked_ By Rain
Report Insurgents To Be
Surrounded' S urrender
Expected Soon
ATHENS, March 6-(Al)-Gov-
ernment forces launched crushing at-
tacks from the air at two rebel strong-
holds in Northern Greece today as re-
newed rain storms checked military
operations on the ground.
After roaring across the ancient
walled city of Kavalla to rake its
streets with machine gun fire and
rack its buildings with bombs, the air
squadrons sped -across Macedonia to
turn their fire upon the rebel en-
campment near Seres.
Rain Bombs
Aerial marksmen zooming down as
low as 60 feet above the ground
rained bombs upon the rebel barracks
and swept the entire camp with ma-
chine guns.
The bombardment of Kavalla -
emphasizing the government's inten-
tion to use every resource of modern
warfare to smash the threat to its
power - came as land forces, pressing
in on the rebels from three sides,
chafed at the bad weather which im-
peded their advance.
Inhabitants Flee
Kavalla's panic-stricken inhabi-
tants, reported mostly hostile to the
rebels, scurried like frightened chick-
ens for shelter at the approach of the
air raiders, returning pilots said.
A cigarette-manufacturing city on
the Bay of Kavalla, the rebel strong-
hold often has been battered by war.
It was the bone of contention that
launched the second Balkan war of
1912-1913, which joined it to Greece,
and British warships bombarded its
forts when Bulgarians occupied them
during the World War.
A cryptic official announcement
otherwise giving few details of the ac-
tion against the rebels, described the
bombing of Kavalla, in which the
government planes swooped back and
forth to loose their hail of death.
What damage was inflicted or how
many were killed could not be ascer-
Plight Bad
Unofficial reports said that the
plight of the rebels' land forces, sur-
rounded by the troops of Gen. George
Kondylis, war minister, on three sides
and blocked by the Aegean Sea on the
fourth, was bad.
The residents of the region they
have invaded are hostile, their sup-
plies reduced by the government's
warning that all aiding the revolt will
lose their property and their equip-
ment is ill-designed to withstand the
rigors of the wintry weather. Rebels
were believed here not likely to hold
out much longer.
A fiery statement issued by Premier
P. Tsaldaris said:
"The government has decided for
once and for all to rid the country
of all those who, to serve their own
ends, have broken its peace."
Market R is e s
At Roosevelt's
P r e s s Report
Papers Carry Misleading
Statement Which Raises
Market Quotations

WASHINGTON, March 6 -U)-- A
presidential statement that pices are
still too low tossed the market into
a short-lived inflationary frenzy to-
day and generated new speculation
here on administration monetary
To a half-hundred newspaper men
clustered about his paper-piled desk,
President Roosevelt said that while
prices had risen and debts had been
reduced, the movement had not gone
far enough to justify stabilization at
present levels.
A wide general interpretation of
the President's words, together with
an erroneous published report of what
he said (not carried by the Associat-
ed Press) sent virtually all markets
whirling briefly upward and evoked
a quick supplementary statement
from the White House.
"It was made specifically clear by
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Academy To
Begin Today
Anthropology Section To
Hold Meeting At 2 P.M.
The fortieth annual meeting of the
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts,
and Letters will open at 2 p.m. today
when the section on anthropology
meets in the University Museums.
This section will be the only one to
meet today, but the Council will hold
a meeting at 2:30 p.m. to elect next
year's chairman of the section.
At 8 p.m. a committee headed by
Mrs. Alexander G. Ruthven as hon-
orary chairman will welcome the
members of the Academy, the pros-
pective members and guests at the
annual reception which will also be
held in the museums.
The presidential address will be
delivered by P. S. Lovejoy of the
Michigan Department of Conserva-
tion at 8 p.m. tomorrow following the
banquet at the Union. He will speak
on "Ecological Engineering."
Meetings of the various sections of
the Academy will be held throughout
tomorrow and Saturday and the busi-
ness meeting, during which the of-
ficers of the Academy for next year
will be chosen, is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Saturday in Room 2003, Natural
Science building.
All meetings of the Academy will be
open to the general public except the
business meeting on Saturday. Most
of them will center around addresses
and papers to be given by various
leaders in the different fields, not
only on the campus but from other
institutions and government offices in
the State.
Lockwood Is
Awarded Prize
For Symphony
Norman Lockwood, former student
of the School of Music, has been
awarded the Swift and Company prize
of $1,000, for the composing of a
symphony entitled "A Year's Chron-
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
is planning to play this work of Lock-
wood some time in the near future.
A jury of four symphonic musicians,
headed by Dr. Frederick Stock, con-
ductor of the Chicago Symphony Or-
chestra; Sir Hamilton Harty, con-
ductor of the London Symphony Or-
chestra, John Alden Carpenter, Chi-
cago composer, and Dr. Howard Han-
son, conductor of the Rochester Sym-
phony Orchestra, chose the prize
symphonies composed by 104 young
Lockwood's entry received the un-
animous vote of the judges for first
prize. He is the son of former Prof.
Samuel P. Lockwood, and a nephew
o'f the late Prof. Albert Lockwood.
Several years ago he won the Prix de
Rome, which carried with it several
years of European residence and


Jean Seeley Appointed
New League President;
Other Officers Chosen



Although it is a well-known adage
that gentlemen prefer blondes, the
converse is not necessarily true, ac-
cording to the decision rendered last
night when Athena, women's literary
and forensic society, and Alpha Nu,
men's speech organization, debated
the question, "Resolved, That Blondes
Prefer Gentlemen."
The Athena team, made up of Jean
Greenwald, '37, Grace Gray, '37, and
Eleanor Blum, '35, contended that
blondes prefer "that rare human ani-
mal, the gentleman," and cited as an
historic instance the case of Eve, a
well-known blonde, who preferred
Adam, obviously a gentleman since
he complied with her every request.
A brunette member of the team cited
the principle of contrast as the de-
ciding factor, contending that blondes
are decidedly not ladies and there-
fore prefer gentlemen as their direct
The negative team consisting of
Paul Von Borgen, '37, Fred Warner
Neal, '37, and Ralph Danhof, '36,
based their main argument on the
contention that blondes, who are
"light headed women" anyway, are
notoriously too "dumb" to evaluate.
They too, cited various historical ex-
amples, including Cleopatra and the
numerous wives of Henry VIII, as
Others cited as notorious blondes
who definitely do not prefer gentle-
men were Mae West and Jean Harlow.

-Courtesy The Detroit News. -
Large Crowd
Throngs Union
At Open Party
Faculty Hobby Displays,
Pool Games, And Diving
More than 1,500 persons thronged
the Union last night to celebrate
"University Night," the first affair
of its kind held the second semester
of the school year. Free dancing
from 8 until 10 p.m. was featured
with the regular Union band under
the direction of Bob Steinle, furnish-
ing the music.
All the facilities of the Union were
available to everyone and student
committeemen conducted visitors on
tours of the building, including the
bakery, kitchens, guest rooms, tower
and the various student offices in the
In the north lobby hobbies of the
members of the faculty and students
were placed on exhibit. The stamp
collection of Prof. Philip E. Bursley
and the model radio-controlled sub-
marine built by Harlan B. Ritze, and
several groups of etchings were among
the hobbies presented.
In the billiard room on the second
floor of the Union Professor Carver
played students in several matches
of pool, straight rail, and three rail
billiards, and several contests in ping-
pong were featured. .
A picked group of University wom-
en, who are under the direction of Dr.
Margaret Bell, gave demonstrations
in diving and swimming in the pool.
In the basement of the Union sev-
eral matches in bowling between
picked student -and faculty groups
were run off, and various other indi-
vidual contests were played.
A program of fencing matches was
given in the south lobby and both
students and instructors participated
in the contests.

Jean Seeley, '36, was chosen pres-
ident of the League yesterday at the
annual meeting of the faculty-student
appointment board. Betty Scherling,
'36, was named League secretary, and
Laura Jane Zimmerman, '36, treas-
urer. All three women were unani-
mously appointed.
At the same time Kathleen Carpen-
ter, '35, this year's chairman of the
Judiciary Council, announced the ap-
pointment of Winifred Bell, '36, to
succeed her.
Miss Seeley, a member of Kappa
Alpha Theta sorority, has worked on
the publicity and the social commit-
tees of the League this year, and as-
sisted on Orientation. She was assis-
tant chairman of the Freshman Proj-
ect in 1933, and is a member of Wy-
vein, junior women's honor society.
In addition, Miss Seeley has dis-
tinguished herself in various musical
productions, playing the leading role
in "Iolanthe" this year, and in "The
Gondoliers" last year.
New Office Created
Miss Scherling has acted as assis-
tant chairman of the League social
committee for the past year, and is
working on the program committee
for the Junior Girls Play. She is house
president of Pi Beta Phi sorority, is
a member of the Stanley Chorus, and
has assisted on the Frosh Frolic, the
Sophomore Cabaret and the Chil-
dren's Play committees.
The office of treasurer is a newly
created one this year. Miss Zimmer-
man, who is taking over the duties
formerly carried out by the chair-
man of the Undergraduate Fund com-
mittee, has 'worked on a number of
League projects, including the Chil-
dren's plays, the theater and arts
and the business committees of the
League, and the Sophomore Cabaret.
She was also a committee member for
the Freshman Lantern Dance two
years ago, and has worked on the
staff of the 'Ension. She is a member
of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.
Submitted Petitions
This year's appointments mark the
second time the Merit System has
been put into practice for the choice
of League officers. In accordance
with this system, all women desiring
positions submitted petitions and were
interviewed by the Judiciary Coun-
cil. Miss Carpenter reported the re-
sults of these interviews to the League
Council in meeting Monday. The
special .faculty-student appointment
board, consisting of Dean Alice C.
Lloyd; Dr. Magaret Bell, Miss Ethel
McCormick, Maxine Maynard, '35,
and Barbara Sutherland,; '35, former
president and secretary of the League,
listened to the report of the Judiciary
Council and the discussion of League
Council members. The board then
met yesterday to make a final de-
Inauguration To Be Held
The chairman of Judiciary Council
is always chosen by the outgoing
chairman. Miss Bell has been a mem-
ber of the Council during the past
year, and has been active in other
League activities. She was social
chairman of Sophomore Cabaret, and
is a member of Wyvern. She has
been, in addition, a member of the
women's debating team for the past
two years, and is affiliated with Chi
Omega sorority. She led this year's-
J-Hop, as the guest of the general
These four women will be officially
inaugurated in their new positions at
the Installation Banquet March 25.
At that time also the other League
Council members for next year will
be announced.
The new officers are to sit with the
old League Council at its next meet-
ing. Petitions for the various chair-
manships will be considered and dis-
cussed, the new president having
complete appointing power.
"The students really had the se-

Funeral Services
Held On Friday,
Former Justice's

To Be
Day Of

WASHINGTON, March 6 - (P) -'
Leaders in all walks of life joined
today in paying tribute to Oliver
Wendell Holmes, for 29 years a justice
of the United States Supreme Court,
who died peacefully early today at his
home here.
After services at noon Friday, which
would have been Justice Holmes' 94th
birthday, in All Souls Church, the
"great liberal" will be buried with
full military honors in Arlington
National Cemetery
Dissenter to the last, the beloved
former justice clung doggedly to the
life he had lived so fully and loved
so well. Pneumonia wore down his
strength and he died with a few
friends gathered about him.
Holmes contracted a severe cold
a week ago on an automobile ride,
one of his few outside diversions.
Last Thursday his illness was diag-
nosed as pneumonia.
Oxygen tanks were taken into the
house to aid Holmes in his gallant
fight for life. He grew steadily weak-
er. Tuesday he sank into a coma.
Life ebbed slowly away. Friends were
summoned to his bedside at midnight.
Dr. Thomas A. Clayton, Holmes'
physician, arrived shortly after 2
a.m. A score or more of watchers


0 y.

Local Balloon Loose On Flight
To Stratosphere Minus Pilot

Engineering Faculty Members
Favor Ship Subsidy Proposals

Favorable comment. was expressed
yesterday by faculty members of the
engineering college, authorities on the
merchant marine problem, in regard
to President Roosevelt's special mes-
sage to Congress Monday in which a
direct subsidy plan for American
commercial vessels was proposed.
"As I see the proposal," Prof. Henry
C. Adams of the marine engineering
department stated, "it is merely an
attempt to call a spade a spade. We
have had large subsidies of commerc-
ial nli fnr, .rq,.in tenr nm of

the government's protective policy in
regard to the ship building industries,
it costs approximately 40 per cent
more for a vessel to be built in this
country as compared with foreign
These American built ships must I
then compete for the world's shipping
trade on a non-protective basis, with
rates set by world competition. As
long as the depreciation costs and
the interest payments accruing from
this 40 per cent extra initial expendi-
ture have to be met, our shipping in-
An +cti., mril 1anni ni + h-nh i-n a,- _

At approximately the moment yes-
terday morning's Daily was laid at.
your doorstep a hydrogen-filled bal-
loon 14 feet in diameter with a rigid
35-foot banner dangling beneath it
was moving over the northwest por-
tion of Ohio in the general direction
of Texas, writing a new chapter en-'
titled, "Stratosphere Advertising," in
the history of the art of publicity.
Emblazoned on the banner in let-
ters three feet high and eight inches
thick were the words "Unfinished
Picture, March 15 and 16," and
painted on the balloon were the
names "Wikel's Drug Store" and
"General Electric Corporation."
The balloon was rented yesterday
by the Hillel Players from Leslie A.

the roof, and severed the moorings
of the balloon.
Within a short time several calls
had come in to Mr. Wikel, apprising
him of the flight of his wayward bal-
loon. He called the police, but they
admitted they were baffled by the
Mr. Wikel declared that the tough,
oil-soaked canvas bag would probably
zoom into the stratosphere as soon
as the rays of the sun struck it this
morning. He estimated that it would
remain in the air about six days and
would likely land somewhere in Tex-
Amateur navigators last night cal-
culated that according to the wind-
velocity predictions of the University
observatory the balloon would be at
41 degrees, 17 minutes north latitude

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