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VOL. XLV No. 131 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 1935

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Hitler And United States Is Affected By

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Simon Fail

German Treaty Repudiation

To

Agree

B r i t i s h Representatives
Disappointed At Stand
Taken By Germany
Prohibit Export Of
French War Stores
London Diplomatic Circle
Fears Berlin Meetings
Did Little For Peace
BERLIN, March 26. - (A) - Anglo-
German security discussions ended
late today apparently without pro-
viding solution for any of the major
problems imperiling Europe's peace.
Britain's representatives were ob-
viously disappointed, while the Ger-
mans seemed as determined as ever
in their old demand for complete
equality among nations.
A brief, vaguely-phrased official
communique revealed little other than
the bare fact that the conversations
held "in the frankest and friendliest
spirit," took up the matters "set out
in the London communique of Feb. 3."
Authoritative sources, however, said
the highlights of the last day's parley
between Sir John Simon and Capt.
Anthony Eden, British foreign secre-
tary and lord privy seal, and Reichs-
fuehrer Adolf Hitler and Baron Kon-
stantin 'Von Neurath, foreign min-
ister, were these:
Navy Increase Ignored
1. The Germans insisted that their
rearmament be treated as an accomp-
lished fact, held details of their arms
progress in abeyance, turned a'rms ac-
cusations against Germany's neigh-
bors and hence caused the conversa-
tions to deal largely with "armies
rather than disarmament."
2. The Reich's representatives again
declined to consider re-entering the
League of Nations until all related
problems have been settled.
3. Hitler's pet theory that bi-lateral
non-aggression pacts are the-most ef-
fective instruments of peace was pre-
sented to the British, while large in-
ternational gatherings and multi-
lateral pacts Were criticized as inef-
fective. .
4. The Germans objected to the
proposed Danubian "non-interfer-
ence" pact on the grounds that it
might mean perpetuations of an
Austrian regime to which the Aus-
trian people itself is hostile.
5. A reported German desire to in-
crease her navy to 400,000 tons re-
ceived bare mention in the course of
the conversations.
Difference Of Viewpoint
A British spokesman, after reading
the brief communique, said the ques-
tion of the proposed six-power meet-
ing, in which Germany was to have
participated, "is left entirely for the
future."
He further frankly admitted that
"it is obvious to anyone that therc
is a curious difference of viewpoint
between our two countries."
"You will notice," he said, "that th
communique does not suggest that w
have reached a common point of view
We are nevertheless quite convincec
that this direct method of meeting
was the right thing and we are jus-
tified in bilateral meetings."
Only at Sresa, while Italian, FrencL
and British representatives will meet
next month, "will the picture begir.
to take shape."
The spokesman, wno made it cleai
that the British delegation. leaves
Berlin with nothing in the.way of an
general agreement, asserted that h
"never for a moment expected tc
reach such an agreement here."
International Developments
Tuesday's development in Europe's
taut political situation:
PARIS -A cabinet decree prohib-
ited export of war materials France
might need, as the Senate, showing
friendship for Italy, unanimously
ratified Italo-French accords signed
at Rome in January.

MOSCOW - A Russo - Slavakia
trade agreement signed at Praha was
deseibed as another strong link in
th chain "to strengthen peace" as
Karl Radek, authoritative Soviet gov-
ernment spokesman said England
seeks to maintain good relations with
Japan to have her support in case
of war with the United States.
LONDON -Diplomatic circles ex-
pressed the opinion that the Berlin
conversations had been of little avail
in preparing the way for the peace
of the Continent, although British
officials were described as believing
they had helped clear the air.
BELGRADE - Government circles

WASHINGTON, March 26. - (A)-
The United States made formal peace
with Germany more than two years
after the treaty of Versailles, but the
Hitler government's repudiation of
military clauses of that historicdocu-
ment technically affects this country
just about as much as it does the 22
signatories.
America did not ratify the Ver-
sailles pact because it incorporated
the League of Nations covenant, and
the so-called Senate "irreconcilables"
carried on a long and successful cam-
paign to keep out of the League. The
upshot was that a separate German-
American treaty was proclaimed on
November 14, 1921.
Practically, the separate pact con-
tained about everything material in
the Versailles treaty save the League
clauses. It consisted of only three ar-
ticles, which:
"Guaranteed to this couitry indem-
nities and reparations.
"Guaranteed "all the rights and ad-
vantages stipulated for the benefit
of the United States in the treaty of
Versailles which the United States
shall fully enjoy notwithstanding the
fact that such treaty has not been
ratified by the United States."
Set forth specifically that the Ver-
sailles clauses clamping down on Ger-
man armament were among those

"rights" in that instrument which
the United State would "have and en-
joy.
Provided that the United States
should not be bound by any provi-
sions of Versailles "which relate to the
covenant of the League of Nations."
Specified that "while the United
States is privileged to participate in
the reparation commission . . . and in
any other commission established
under the (Versailles) treaty . .. the
United States is not bound to par-
ticipate in any such commission..
The celebrated military clauses car-
ried over in the Washington-Berlin
agreement provided that after March
31, 1920, the total number of German
army effectives should not be more
than 100,000 officers and men.
They provided, too, that divisions
should not be grouped under more
than two army corps headquarters
staffs; that the "Great German Gen-
eral Staff" and all "similar organi-
zations" should be dissolved and not
be "reconstituted in any form"; that
-army administrative services compris-
ing civilian personnel should be sharp-
ly reduced; that munitions could be
manufactured only at the knowledge
of the allied and associated powers;
that the German army should be con-
stituted and recruited only by volun-
tary enlistment.

Detroit Court
begins Trial Of
Three Bankers
Nine Men, Five Women
Sworn In As Jurors Or
Alternates
DETROIT, March 26. - () - Trial
of three of the 34 bankers indicted
as a result of Michigan's banking
troubles of 1933 began in rapid-fire
-rder in Federal court today, with the
first witness on the stand less than
Six hours after selection of' a jury1
was started.
Nine women and five men were
sworn in as jurors or alternates to
hear the evidence by which the gov-
ernment will seek to show that Her-{
bert L. Chittenden, John Ballantyne,
and John H. Hart -all former offi-
cers of the FirstrNational Bank, De-
troit -made false reports of the
bank's condition to the comptroller
f currency.
The three defendants, all of whom
still are active in Detroit banking
ircles, were described variously as the
men who used the bank's fund in a
concealed stock speculation, and as
;onscientious bankers who had "given
their life blood" in an effort to save
their bank from loss as government
and defense made their opening state-
ments.
Guy C. Bard, special assistant at-
torney-general required less than 15
minutes to sketch the background of
'he government's case as the defen-
iants listened intently.
The indictment, he said, concerned
false reports allegedly made in June
and September, 1931, and in January,
1932, regarding $212,000 the govern-
nent charges was issued for specula-
ion in stock of the Detroit Bankers
Co., one of the two huge Detroit hold-
ng companies whose collapse in 1933
'ouched off a series of investigations,
ncluding one by the Senate banking
lommittee.
Bible Will Be
Discussed BY
Noted Lecturer
The first of a series of three ad-
iresses sponsored by the Michigan
Theosophical Federation will be given
by Frederick H. Werth, noted lec-
turer on theosophy, at 4:15 p.m. today
n the League.
The topic of Mr. Werth's speech to-
day is "Symbolical Meaning of the
Bible." According to Dr. Buenaven-
tura Jiminez of the Medical School,
president of the Michigan Federation,
Mr. Werth is one of the outstanding
fieldhworkers of the American The-
osophical Society.
Tomorrow Mr. Werth will talk at
4:15 p.m. in the League on "Develop-
ing Our Character." Friday he will
speak at 8 p.m. in the League on "Life
After Death."
Dr. Jiminez called especial atten-
tion to the last lecture, as being one
of "outstanding merit."
While the lectures are expected to
be attended by members of the Ann
Arbor Theosophical Society, Dr. Jim-
inr 7 isedo an invitation to the ublic

Paul D ougas
Will Speak At
Peace Meeting
Hill Auditorium Scene Of
Anti-War Conclave April
4; Strike Reconsidered
Paul H. Douglas, wel-known liberal
economist, will address the anti-war
meeting to be held April 4 in Hill
Auditorium, it was announced last
night by the independent student-fac-
ulty committee which is sponsoring
the gathering.-
The members of the committee are:
Martin Wagner, Grad., George L.
Abernethy, Grad., co-chairmen; Pro-
fessors John F. Shepard of the psy-
chology department, Howard Y. Mc-
Clusky of the educational school, Ben-
nett Weaver of the English depart-
ment, Roy W. Sellars of the philos-
ophy department; William A. Bab-
cock, Jr., '35L, Russell F. Anderson,
'36, Edward Litchfield, '36, Eugene R.
Kuhne, '35, Samuel Magduff, '37A,
Winifred Bell, '36, Patricia Woodward,
'35, and Robert Johnson, '38.
Douglas is at present a member
of the Consumers' Advisory Board of
the NRA and professor of political
economy at the University of Chicago.
Educated at Bowdoin College, Colum-
bia University, and Harvard, Douglas
has held professorships at five col-
leges and has served as economic ad-
viser to the New York Commission on
Unemployment, as a member of the
Illinois Housing Commission, and as
acting director of the Swarthmore
Unemployment Study in 1930. He also
did industrial relations work with the
Emergency Fleet Corporation in 1918
and 1919.
Meanwhile the plans of the Stu-
dent Committee Against War were
indefinite following a talk by Ser-
ril Gerber, delegate to the recent
World Student Congress Against War
and Fascism, before a meeting last
night in the Union.
A proposal to sponsor a strike on
April 4 was tentatively passed, re-
voking the decision made at last
week's meeting calling for a gather-
ing in Hill Auditorium and a parade
afterwards.
The vote, which favored the strike
eight to four, will be rechecked, how-
ever, inasmuch as some of the organi-
zations represented at the previous
meeting sent no delegates last night
and some of those who attended
weren't acting with the specific ap-
proval of their organizations.
Gerber predicted that the world-
wide anti-war strike call this year
would be answered by more than
100,000 American students unless
"something" intervenes.
He explained "something" as mean-
ing attempts by universities to "per-
vert the idea and intent of a strike"
by offering as a substitute an indoor
gathering financially aided by the
University.
French Soft Pedal
RussianSpy Talk
PARIS, March 26. - ) -The soft
pedal has been applied, it was re-
ported today, to talk of a Soviet spy
ring at the trial of Mr. and Mrs. Rob-
ert Gordon Spitz and 19 fellow sus-
nect, after a hint from the Foreign

Gates Declares
Conditions In
Pools Are Safe
Swimmig Pool Described
As Not Always Up To
Standards
Close Supervision
Required,_He Says
High Bacterial Count Not
Necessarily A Menace To
Bathers
To correct the misinterpretations
placed upon his statistics and state-
ments in yesterday's Daily, Dr. Lloyd
R. Gates, Health Service sanitarian,'
yesterday issued the following state-
ment:A
"Yesterday's article on our swim-
ming pools altogether over-stated the
significance of the facts. While the
sanitation of the new pools has not
always been up to standard there has
been no time in recent years when'
they were known to be a menace to
health. The one old pool is unsatis-
factory in many respects but constant
attention makes it safe.
"Wrong interpretations have been
placed upon the significance of bac-
terial counts. It is true that high bac-
terial counts are unnecessary with the
type of purification equipment in-
stalled both in the Intramural and
Union pools. A high count may be no
indication that the health of the
bather is menaced. River and lake
water generally contains numbers of
bacteria and of that type known as B
Coli, indicating waste of animal or-
igin, and possible disease. It is sus-
pected that eye infections, certain
skin eruptions and sinus infections
are caused by swimming in polluted
water.
"Ringworm or fungus does not be-
long to the bacterial group and has
no known connection with the swim-
ming pool water, A filter would not
be satisfactory to remove precipitates
of iron which separates from Ann Ar-
bor water. It is suggested that rain
water from the roof of Waterman
and Barbour Gymnasiums might help
with the problems in one pool.
"There are two aspects to consider
in judging swimming pool water; first,
the bacterial count which may or
may not contain harmful bacteria;
second, the dirt and sediment in a
water. The former may be of health
significance and the latter a question
of appearance. There is not neces-
sarily a relationship between the two
factors.
"One is always hopeful that money
will be available for the construction
of better pools for the women of the
University. Until that is possible the
addition of chlorine solution to the
pool and the proper supervision is
all that is possible. I am not a physi-
cian."
SummerPln
For Repertory
Players Made
Play Production To Offer
Sidney Howard's 'Alien
Corn' May 16
Announcement of the plans for the
seventh summer Repertory Players
and the next presentation of Play
Production was made yesterday by
Valentine B. Windt, director of/Play
Production.

Francis Compton will continue as
guest director of the summer season.
Compton was with the group last
summer as actor-director and will ap-
pear with the Henderson company on
the Spring Dramatic Season also.
The summer program of plays will
open June 24 and continue through
Aug. 16 with the probability that eight
or nine plays will be presented.
In addition to Mr. Windt, who will
again serve as director, and Mr.
Compton, the technical staff will in-
clude Alexander Wyckoff, who will
be in charge of stagecraft, Evelyn
Cohen, costumer, and Frederick 0.
Crandall. .
Sidney Howard's famous play
"Alien Corn" will be the next presen-
tation of the Play Production group
and will be given the week of May
|16.,
The background of the play, ac-
cording to Mr. Windt, is evolved
Y around campus life in a small mid-
western college and the two principle
characters are a Viennese artist and
his slaughter hoth of whom feel that

Shakespeare's
Pla To Have
Four-Day Run
Four Organizations Will
Present 'A Midsummer
Night's Dream'
First Performance
At LeagueTonight
Symphony Orchestra, Play 1
Production, Chorus And
Dancing Are Featured
"A Midsummer Night's Dream,"
presenting the combined talents of1
four University organizations, will
open for a four-day run at 8:30 p.m.f
today in the Lydia Mendelssohnf
Theater.
The organizations which will co-
operate in presenting the largest stu-
dent dramatic production of the year
are the 60-piece University Symphony1
Orchestra, with Earl V. Moore of thel
music school conducting, Play Pro-t
duction, under the direction of Val-1
entine B. Windt, a selected chorusI
of 12 women with Gertrude Levy andS
Dorothy Park as soloists, and dance1
arrangements by members of the De-
partment of Physical Education, uh-
der the direction of Emily V. White.
Oren Parker of the Play Produc-
tion staff has constructed a formal-
ized set for the Shakespearean com-.
edy that adapts itself particularly to
the action and in separating the two
realms - spirits and mortals, ac-1
cording to Mr. Windt.
The cast of characters for the play,
as announced by Mr. Windt, is as
follows:
Demetrius, Frederick Staffmaster,
'35; Lysander, Charles T. Harrell,
Grad.; Hermia, Virginia Frink, '35.
Virginia Chapman Goetz, '35, and
Ruth LaRoux, '36, will alternate in
the role of Helena.
Oberon, king of the fairies, will be
played by Frank Funk, '35, and Mary
K. Pray, Grad., will portray the role'
of Titania, queen -of the fairies. Puck
will be played by Goddard Light, '35.
Thesus will be played by Edward
C. Jurist, '38, Charlotte Simpson, '35,
will be Hippolyta, Ross MacPherson, I
'36, will be Egeus, and Philastrate
will be played by Theodore Barask,
'35.
The mechanicals or comedy ele-
ment of the immortal comedy have
been cast as follows: Bottom, William
P. Halstead, Grad.; Quince, Truman
Smith, '35; Snug, Sidney Temple, '36;
Flute, Vaudie Vandenberg, '36;
Snout, Frank Rollinger, '36, and
Starveling, Karl Nelson, '36.
The role of the first fairy will be
played by Reta Peterson, '35. Other
fairies include Josephine Ball Brok-
aw, '36, Beatrice Lovejoy, '38, Juliet
Zuker, '38, and Phillis Brumm, '37.
Four children will play the roles
of the little spirits. They are Nancy
MacKaye, 7 years old, as Peaseblos-
som, Helen Stegman, 8 years old, as
1 Cobweb, Joan Gallup, 8 years old, as
(Continued on Page 6)
Draft Amendment
To Building Code
As a result of a study of the many
building fires which have occurred
in Ann Arbor recently, the city en-
gineer's office has drafted an amend-
ment to the present building code
which will increase the fire resistance
properties of business buildings, ac-
cording to an announcement made
yesterday.

This amendment, it was stated,
would require that the first floors of
all buildings erected in the business
district of the city be made fire-
proof. City Engineer George H. San-
denburgh and Building Inspector Wil-
liam Maulesbetsch met last night to1
consider this amendment and several!
other proposed changes in the build-
ing code. No report was made last
night.
Many of the fires in Ann Arbor
during the past few years could have
been either wholly or in part averted
if the first floor had been fireproof,
it was pointed out, and fires starting
in the basementuas in the case of the
hotography shop on North Univer-
sity, could not have extended beyond
the first floor, and much damage
could consequently be avoided.
Re publicanClub Is
Revived By Students
Efforts to revive a long dormant
I Young Republicans' Club here were
formally begun last night in a meet-
ing at the Michigan Union. Headed
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By
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Freshmen Oppose
Hell Week Abuses

Student Finds Lottery
Ticket Slow Torture
The old news reel classic about Til-
lie Winks and her $150,000 prize is
duplicating itself with a thrilling
proximity which Morton Mann, '37,
never considered. This morning the
perplexed student stands to win fromE
$4,000 to $150,000, or to remain in
his present financial status.
Mann's situation is even more con-
ducive to cold shivvers and sudden
fevers than is usually the case for the
lucky person who happens to hold
one of the 42 ducats which are picked
by chance from the thousands bought p
by persons throughout the world. It f
is the custom for the showings of the t
horses represented by the 42 cards m
to determine the disposition of the v
prizes. Thus, even the horse who
runs the poorest of the group brings f
$4,000 to the holder of that ticket. o
Mann noticed a Detroit paper which s
carried the names of the 42 lucky e
persons and a typographical omis- c
sion cited a ticket as belonging to 0
a "Morton ----- " a
Unable to determine if he is on t
the road to new riches, Mann shakes w
nervously and has developed an acute P
case of jitters. Friday the Irish
handicap will flash to a finish which m
may mean $150,000 or nothing to the W
Michigan student. t
H
Action alnsth
Code Violators
To Be Promt'
a
b
Presidential. Order Comes 1
After Decision Not To c
Appeal Court Decree C
c
WASHINGTON, March 26.-- (P) --t
A Presidential order for "prompt and a
vigorous" action against NRA code d
violators was interpreted tonight in
some Capital quarters as designed top
offset the effect of the administra- t
tion's deliberate decision to avoid the 3
pending Supreme Court test of the
Blue Eagle agency.-o
With little advance warning, thew
justice department announced that t
it would dismiss the Belcher casen
which the government lost in thec
lower court and which was expected t
to furnish the answer to the query:
is NRA constitutional?
The explanation by 'the govern-c
ment's legal leaders was that this
agreement was so "weak" its legality
had been doubted even in Federal.
circles.
The aftermath of such a decisiont
had been added to the mounting wor-a
ries of the Blue Eagle organizatior
recently.
All surface indications were that
Mr. Roosevelt's letter, addressed tc
Donald Richberg and made public byp
him, was drafted to prevent with-'d
drawal of the Belcher case from
leading to wholesale disregard of
NRA.s
The case involved William E. Bel-f
cher, a Centerville (Ala.) lumber mi
operator, and centered around chargesv
of violations of the lumber code's
wage and hour provisions. An Ala-
bama Federal Court ruling upheldc
Belcher and declared the NRA uncon-t
stitutional.
- -.t
League Still
Has Many T1es
On Japanese,
GENEVA, March 26 -(P)- JapanI
formally ends 15 years membership;

r in the League of Nations tomorrow
at midnight but many bonds still
tie her to Geneva.s
Even though the "notice of with-a
drawal" filed March 27, 1933, after9
the League condemned Japan's mili-
tary actions in Manchuria becomes
effective tomorrow, the far eastern
empire retains the mandate of for-3
mer German possessions in the Pacif-
ic.
Matsayuki Yokoiama, Japanese
t consul-general at Geneva, assured
e League officials today that his nation
would continue to collaborate with
the League in every possible way.
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)nly Three Express Desire
For Entire Abolition Of
Hazing Period
Vlajority Vote To
ModifyPractices
Elimination Of Paddling
And 'Stunts' Generally
Approved
By THOMAS E. GROEHN
A further blow was dealt Hell Week
ractices as they exist here when
reshmen representatives of 40 fra-
ernities last night voted 30 to 7 to
nodify the hazing period. Three men
oted for complete abolition.
In a meeting called by the Inter-
raternity Council to obtain the views
f the men who had recently been
ubmitted to Hell Week, the freshmen
xpressed their opinion in no un-
ertain terms. Promised that their
pinions would be kept in strict
nonymity they told of certain prac-
ices that no upperclass active brother
ould ever have admitted he took
art.
One of the freshmen opened the
neeting by bitterly denouncing Hell
Veek in his house and insisted that
he hazing he received put him in the
lealth Service for three weeks with a,
tomach disorder, caused him to lose
[is board job, and left him far behind
n his school work.
Oppose Paddling 30-10
Other opposition to the practices
n a milder form were presented.
riends of the system as it now exists
lso spoke in defense of Hell Week-
ut when the final vote was taken
n any specific practices which were
elieved deleterious, the freshmen fell
Josely in line asnd vod their ein-
nation.
Using the regulations passed re-
ently by a committee of the Interfra-
ernity Council as a basis for specific
ction, the representatives voted in-
lividually on each rule.
They voted for the elimination of
addling not only during the proba-
ionary period but for all time by a
0 to 10 vote.
Five of the 40 representatives were
pposed to the proposed regulation
which states that "all Hell Week ac-
ivities shall end not later than mid-
night on nights preceding days of
lasses, and shall begin not earlier
han 7 a.m. on days of classes.
They were unanimously in favor of
eliminating all "stunts" which would
cause unfavorable public attention
and disturbance.
Vote Class Attendance
They passed unanimously regula-
tions for compulsory attendance of
lasses by initiates and also a min-
imum of three hours a day for un-
molested study.
They were unanimously in accord
with the rule which limits the Hell
Week activities to a maximum of four
days.
Three other proposed regulations
establishing the responsibility for
each fraternity, providing for en-
forcement, and keeping the practices
within the bounds of common sense,
were also unanimously passed.
These opinions were referred to a
committee of five freshmen who were
delegated powers to make any addi-
tional changes or ramifications they
see fit. This committee will present
the freshman plan to the general
Council at its next meeting when
that body will take final action on
Hell Week.
Modification Certain
The committee, as appointed by
Alvin H. Schleifer, '35, secretary of
.he Council, is composed of Frederick
Schwarz, Phi Kappa Psi, chairman,
Joseph Mattes, Sigma Phi, Jay Bres-
ler, Pi Lambda Phi, Kenneth Landis,
Sigma Chi, and Robert Dumond, Kap-
pa Delta Rho.
As a substitute for an over abund-

ance of physical teststa proposal o
place more stress on the psycholog-
ical was accorded the approval of the
general assembly although no vote
was taken on it.
With the action of the freshman
group last night the probability of the
acceptance of some form of strict
modification of Hell Week by the
Interfraternity Council became al-
most a certainty. The Council voted
38 to 1 at a meeting recently to gen-
erally modify but left the formula-
tion of a specific code up to a special
committee. It is on this committee's

30 Th

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