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The Weather


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Partly cloudy today and to-
morrow; somewhat colder in
south portion.

'What's Doing,' A ain . . .
Debate On Topics Of The





Wants Easier Money

Frechette Is
Guilty, Given
Life Sentence
Protests Innocence After
Hearing Verdict; Was
sentenced At Once

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Eligibility Rule Violations
By Two Fraternities Are
Checked By Council
Phi Sigma Delta,
Initiation And Residence
Laws Are Enforced By
Two fraternities were placed on so-
cial probation for a 45-day period yes-
terday by the Executive Committee of
the Interfraternity Council for viola-
tions of the Council's eligibility and
freshman residence rules.
Triangle fraternity, 927 S. Forest
Ave., has been placed on social proba-
tion for the period extending from
April 1, to May 15, for infringement of
the eligibility rules of the Council, and
Phi Sigma Delta fraternity, 1811
Washtenaw Ave., for the same period
for infringement of the freshman res-
idence rules.
Triangleinitiated a man who was
nine honor points short. They didn't
realize, executive committeesr en stat-
ed, that the initiate was ineligible be-
cause they believed thateligibility
was dependent upon the last semes-
ter's grades rather than th whole
scholastic average. The Triangle
pledge had attained a better than C
average for last semester.
Residence Rule Violated
In the Phi Sigma Delta case, the
freshman violated the freshman resi-
dence rule when he moved into the
house, although ineligible. He did not
move out until he was notified to do
so by the Office of the Dean of Stu-
The Committee also issued a warn-
ing to all 'fraternities that unless all
ineligible pledges are not depledged by
April 1, 1935, the offending houses
will be placed on social probation for
the balance of the semester.d
The ruling on an ineligible pledge,
according to Article V, Section 3 of
the Interfraternity Council Rushing
Rules is that "any pledge not ob-
taining at least 11 hours and 11 honor
points during the first semester of
residence, shall be automatically de-
Social Probation Defined
The requirements necessary before
a man can be initiated are 11 hours
and 14 honor points during the first
semester of residence, 26 hours and 26
honor points the second seemster, and.
if a pledge has more than 26 hours
he must have an equal number of
honor points, according to the Coun-
cil's rules.
Social probation was defined by
members of the executive committee
as the prohibition of any mixed social
activity in the offending house.
Steinar Vaksdal, '35, president of
the Triangle fraternity, issued a state-
ment last night, saying "I understood
that all the students above the fresh-
man class were eligible and were not
on probation. The request for the
eligibility list by the Dean's office was
complied with three weeks before our
initiation but I did not receive any
notice from that office until one week
following the initiation in spite of the
fact that we held our initiation on
the date of the Dean's request."
TIntiation Delay Requested
The president of the Phi Sigma
Delta house refused to comment other
than to say that the Interfraternity
Council rules were confusing.
The members of the executive com-
mittee of the Interfraternity Council
are: Joseph Whitmer, '35, Theta Chi,
William Morgan, '35, Psi Upsilon, Jo-
seph Bailey, '35, Sigma Chi, Franklin
Bristol, '35, Theta Delta Chi, Prof.
Leigh J. Young of the forestry school,
Charles W. Graham, and William
Dean Bursley, Philip A. Singleton,
'35E, and Alvin H. Schleifer, '35, pres-
ident and secretary, respectively, of

the Interfraternity Council are ex-of-
ficio members of the committe. The
latter two do not vote and Dean Bur-
sley votes only in the event of a tie.
Fraternities Of Value,
Reporters Discover
That fraternities have a lasting
value after graduation was the gen-
eral opinion of some ten or twelve
students interviewed Wednesday by
inquiring reporters who carried a
microphone with them along State
Street in front of Morris Hall, and
al1nwinr> those auestioned to broad-


-Associated Press Photo.
Rep. Wright Patman (Dem., Tex.),
who disclosed today that he was plan-
ning a drive for "free government
credit," describing the present public
financing methods as an "imbeile"
system to benefit the bankers.
Police Follow
Trail Of Stang
Killing Suspect
Auto Found In Southern
Ohio Is Believed Clue;
Detroit Searched
Ann Arbor police were in southern
Ohio last night, hot on the trail of an
ex-convict they believe to be the
killer of Patrolman Clifford A. Stang.
Chief of Police Lewis W. Fohey and
Sergt. Sherman Mortenson are han-
dling the inter-state hunt, which they
intimated may lead them into Ken-
tucky, West Virginia, and Maryland.
They left for a secret destination in
southern Ohio yesterday.
Detective Harry Smith, meanwhile,
is carrying on his search in the De-
troit metropolitan area. Together
with Detroit police, he is hunting a
man, whose name is withheld by Ann
Arbor officers, last seen, March 7 in
the vicinity of Dearborn. Description
of the man, who is wanted for sev-
eral recent Detroit holdups, is similar
to that of the bandits who killed
Stang last Thursday.
Chief Fohey and Sergeant Morten-
son have gone to Ohio after the ex-
convict because of a car recently
found there that is believed to have
been stolen by him. The car, which
belongs to the Detroit, Toledo, and
Irontown Railroad Company, had li-
cense plates similar to those on the
bandit car. The plates on the car
found in Ohio are missing, and police
believe they may have been substi-
tuted on the automobile in which the
three gunmen escaped from Ann Ar-
Squad Debates
Arms Question
In Tournament
Western Schools Compete
In Delta Sigma Rho Meet;
Other Debates Scheduled
The annual Delta Sigma Rho for-
ensic tournament will open today in
Madison, Wis., with the negative and
affirmative debate squads of Mich-
igan and 20 other mid-western school
paired off against each other in a
round-robin contest that will come
to a close tomorrow night.
Each school will be represented in
three negative and three affirmative
debates, the victor being determined
:n the basis of the highest total of
favorable decisions.
Edward Litchfield, '36, and Abe
Zwerdling, '35, will bear Michigan's
standard for the negative, and Wil-
liam Centner, '38, and Jack Moekle
for the affirmative. The question
that will be attacked and defended,
respectively, is: "Resolved, That the
Several Nations Of the World Should
Declare An Arms Embargo To Prevent
Future Wars."
Zwerdling and Litchfield have been
members of the Varsity team for the
past few years, contributing to the
successful forensic record that has
markedfMichigan's debating since Dr.
James McBurney of the speech de-
partment became the debate coach
in 1930.
Moekle has represented Michigan
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The lecture on the profession of
architecture scheduled to be presented
by Director Emil Lorch of the College

Killed Employer
In Debt Quarrel
Jury Deliberates Six Hours
Before Conviction Of
Frechette For Murder
HOWELL, March 28.- (P) - Clar-
ence Frechette was convicted of first
degree murder for the killing of his
employer, Robert Brown, tonight, and
was immediately sentenced to life im-
prisonment in the Michigan State
The verdict was returned at 8 p.m.
after six hours of deliberation, and
Judge Joseph Colins, who presided
during the two-wdek trial, called Fre-
chette to the bench at once for his
Outwardly unmoved by the verdict,
Frechette asserted loudly before the
passing of the life sentence that he
was not guilty of the killing. The
county sheriff's office said he would be
removed to the state prison at once.
Frechette was accused of killing
Brown during a quarrel over debts.
The defendant was employed by
Brown in the latter's trucking bus-
iness in Kalamazoo.
Two weeks after the killing Frech-
ette was arrested by state police at
Nevada City, Calif. He was driving
Brown's automobile, and in the rear
trunk the officers discovered the body
of Brown with two bullet holes in the
head. The discovery of the body in
Nevada City was the first knowledge
Howell authorities had that Brown
had been killed.
Great Britain
Tries To Save
Genera4 Peae.
France Serves, Notice Of
Readiness To Enforce
Hier Demands
(By Associated Press)
Great Britain's statesmen, seeking
to save something from the wreckage
of Anglo-German conversations at
Berlin, were reported studying still
another scheme to bulwark Europe's
peace Thursday.
French officials, however, were des-1
cribed as despairing of getting Ger-
many into any effective peace system,
leaving the only way to curb the
Reich's military power would be re-
turn to the old system of armed al-
If Hitler's reputed demands - eco-
nomic union with Austria, air parity
and some Czecho-Slovakian territory
among them - are true, and if any
attempt is made to enforce them, the
French said the result will make war.
France served notice upon Ger-
many, the League of Nations dis-;
closed, that she will not allow Nazi
brown shirts to occupy the demilitar-
ized Saar.
At Moscow, meanwhile, Capt. An-
thony Eden, British lord privy seal
and Maxim Litvinoff, Soviet commis-
sar for foreign affairs, began their
security discussions and exchanged
pledges of their governments' deter-
mination to make every effort to pre-
serve peace.

A definition of a college man would
be a very difficult thing to write, but
the physical characteristics of the
average student entering the Uni- Dr. Arthur Compton Will
versity can easily be determined from Deliver Annual Martin
records kept by the physcal educa-
tion department. Loud Lectures
These show that the composite1
freshman has generally seen 18 win-s Past i
tersIsat before coming here, though thAeW nne
fact that he is only 16, or that he Of Nobel Prize
may have reached the ripe age of 26
will not exclude him.
Most freshmen weigh in here at o r By Committe
141.6 pounds, though' again the ex- posored
tremes range widely. For instance. On Religious Education
some freshmen, stripped of everything
except modesty, weigh a mere 112 And Wesleyan Guild
pounds, while others tip the scales

Subject Of


at well over 200.
The average man stretches out to
a length of 67.7 inches before pre-f
senting himself for admittance to the
University, but many who are a mere
five feet in height come here, while six
and one-half feet of freshman are not
Strangely enough, the current
freshman is, all beliefs to the con-
trary notwithstanding, a rather su-
perior being. He is more than three
pounds heavier, an inch taller, and
has a chest girth one-half inch
greater than the average youth of
his age.
Plans, Officers
Are Announced
Program Includes Family
Dinner, Opportunity For
Campus Inspection
Announcement of preliminary plans
for the annual Spring Homecoming
and the selection of a chairman and
assistant chairman of the general
committee in charge of arrangements
was made last night.
Douglas R. Welch, '35, recording
secretary of the Union, and Jean See-
ley, '36, president of the League, will
act as chairman and assistant chair-
man, respectively. This year's Home-
coming program is being jointly spon-
sored by the student organizations
of the League and Union.
The dates set for the event are Fri-
day, Saturday and Sunday, May 17,
18 and 19, the week-end of the May
Festival Concerts.
The purpose of the Homecoming
program, as explained by the student
officials, is to open the entire Uni-
versity for inspection to parents and
friends. Various special exhibits are
being arranged for visitors, particu-
larly in the science laboratories and,
the Observatory.
As is traditional during the Home-
coming week-end, the family banquet
will be held Saturday night at the
Union. Arrangements are being made
to secure a prominent speaker for this
occasion. Last year this banquet was
addressed by former-Governor Wilber
M. Brucker.
A program of athletic events has
been arranged with several Varsity
teams scheduled to compete during
the week-end.
Formal invitations will be issued to
all the parents of students living in
the Middle West. Welch stated that
students not living in this vicinity
may secure invitations and programs
for their parents by request.
James Roosevelt Joins
President For Fishing
MIAMI, March 28 -(A'- President
Roosevelt went fishing today for the
first time in his cruise of southern
waters off Lobos Island, just north of

lIcUUaInaxlllI I 1A
Before overnor


Dr. Arthur Compton, world-famous
physicist, from the University of Chi-
cago, will deliver the annual Martin
Loud lectures here next week, it was
announced yesterday by Dr. E. W.
Blakeman, counselor on religious edu-.
Dr. Compton, a Nobel Prize winnert
and famed research scientist in the
field of X-ray, will speak under the =
auspices of the Wesleyan Guild and.
the committee on religious educa-
tion. The general theme of the lec-
tures will be "Man's Task in God's
The first talk will be given at 4:15
p.m., Tuesday, April 2, in the Natural -Assocated Press Photo
Science Auditorium. Dr. Compton Secretary of Agicultue Henry A.
will discuss "Freedom Versus Law." Wallace who was yesterday attacked
On the following day, Wednesday at in the Sente as unfit to be in theI
the same time and place, he will speak cabinet. It also was charged that the
on "What Determines Our Actions?" secretary wanted to keep the price of
At 8:15 p.m. Wednesday in the First farm pout on
Methodist Church, Dr. Compton will
talk on "Intelligence in the World
of Nature." The concluding lecture W ar Contests
will be given at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, d ail olmnIDtte
in Hill Auditorium on "Is Death the
End?'' Risc Interet
Dean Edward H. Kraus of the Lit-
erary College and Prof. Heber D. Cur-
tis, director of the astronomy depart- ecO 0Rs
ment, are representing the Wesleyan
Guild on the sponsoringecommittee. Many FacultyFMmm ersd
cation are Prof. Leroy Waterman, Are Seeking Posts On
head of the department of Oriental C ey C unil
languages and literatures, Prof. Dean City Council
B. McLaughlin of the astronomy de-
partment, Prof. Eric Walter of the The races for City Council presi-
English department, Prof. DwittPar-f dent and ward offices have been com-j
ker, chairman of the philosophy de- peting with the state and mayoraltyt
partment, and Dr. Blakeman. election for the interest of local voters
who will go to the polls here next
Dr. Compton, who is a professor Monday.
of physics at the University of Chi- Two University faculty members,
Sago, was long associated with the Prof. Orlando W. Stephenson of the1
late Dr. Albert A. Michelson, noted education school and Prof. Walter C.
American physicist. In 1927 he won Sadler of the engineering college will
the Nobel prize for physics, and in be candidates for the presidency of1
the same year was awarded the Rum- the council at the polls Monday. Pro-
ford Gold Medal by the American fessor Stephenson is running on the
Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is Democratic ticket, and Professor Sad-
the author of many works in his field ler on the Republican. Professor Sad-
of specialty, X-rays and electrons. ler is already a member of the councilr
His experiments have been marked and is one of the two incumbentt
with the discovery of the change in councilmen who will not be seeking(
wave length of X-rays when polar- reelection.3
ized, the discovery of total X-ray re- Mayor Robert A. Campbell is ex-1
flection, complete X-ray polarization, pected to have a close race in hisr
and X-ray spectra from ruled grat- campaign for reelection on the Re-
ings. Of him, members of the physics publican slate. John W. Conlin, local
department here say: "He is unques- Democrat attorney, has been con-
tionably one of the outstanding sci- ducting a vigorous opposition cam-
entists of the present times." paign.
Prof. Roger L. Morrison, Repub-t
" - lican, of the engineering college, and
uSpension Is Prof. Glenn L. Alt, Republican, also
of the engineering college, are run-_
iven To Staff ning for City Council posts in the
G a Sixth and Seventh wards, respectively.
Professor Morrison will be opposed by
Of ' p Miss Gertrude Norris, Democrat, andf
Douglas D. Loree, Democrat, is ex-
pected to give Professor Alt a close1
Clash Over Editorial Policy race.1
Results In Action By Johnson To Return
Student Board To Oklahoma Home
NEW YORK, March 28. - (A) -
The University of Columbia student OKMULGEE, Okla., March 28. -
board tonight ordered indefinite sus- (P) - Gen. Hugh S. Johnson an-
pension of the Columbia Daily Spec- nounced today that he was "coming'
tator after a one-day strike of the back to Oklahoma to live," and re-
paper's staff in a dispute over edi- served the right to change his mind
torial policies. "anytime I damn please" about seek-
James A. Weschler, editor, asserted ing the United States Senate seat
the suspension order would be defied of Sen. T. P. Gore (Dem., Okla.).
and that the paper "will come out The former NRA chief previously
legally or illegally" until the entire had denied he intended to run.
student body has had opportunity to "The fact I am coming back to
vote on whether the staff or the stu- Oklahoma to live does not need to
dent board shall rule on editorial mat- worry Senator Gore," he said. "I have
ter. been asked a hundred times if I
The paper appeared today with no planned tun for the at. -
printed matter except an explanation "My answer is still gNo' in that re-
signd bythe 65 members of the staff spec, but I reserve the right to change
saying that a strike had been called to by mind anytime I damn please.
protest the attempt of the student
board to set up a managing board to Sergeant's Car Minus
rule on editorial policies.
The student board in a formal res- ights; Police Baffled
olution construed today's strike as an
"absolute refusal of the Spectator to Less ambitious than the Ann Arbor

cooperate in any way with the boarc thieves who absconded with a whole
of student representatives," ordered police scout car last fall, someone in
the suspension and recommended Ypsilanti merely took lenses, bulbs
withholding of the paper's funds. and reflectors from the headlights of
the police sergeant's car.

Repeal Will Necessitate
Finding New Source Of
University Income
General Fund May
Establish Revenue
Executive Has Guaranteed
That He Will Sign Acts
AbolishingOld Tax
LANSING, March 28 -t')- Three
bills wiping out the state property tax
of $3,500,000 by repealing the mill
tax appropriations for the University
of Michigan and Michigan State Col-
lege went to the governor today.
The executive has promised he will
sign the measures which repeal the
6-10 mill tax for the University and
2-10 mill levy for M.S.C. They con-
stitute the only state property tax at
the present time.
The Senate completed passage to-
day after a delay of several weeks be-
cause of legislative technicalities.
Each house had previously adopted
similar bills, but the Senate had to
withdraw its measures and concur in
the House proposal.
New Bill Pending
Bills are now pending in the Legis-
lature for a "measured" mill tax ap-
propriation for each institution. Un-
der these bills the institutions would
be given a milhtax levy which would
serve as a "yardstick" for the specific
funds to be appropriated in the gen-
eral budget.
This virtual abolition of the state
property tax will necessitate the sub-
stitution of some other source for a
continued "measured" appropriation.
The Reed Bill, which was intro-
duced into the State Legislature Feb.
18 and is now in committee, proposes
that the income of. the .University
shall be taken from the general fund.
The appropriation under this bill,
which is also sponsored by President
Alexander G. Ruthven, would be equal
to .73 of a mill on each dollar of the
assessed valuation of the taxable
property of the State.
The annual appropriation of the
University, in the event that the Reed
Bill is enacted by the Legislature and
signed by the governor, will be in the
neighborhood of $4,064,000, an in-
crease of $64,000 over the annual in-
come from the State for the present
year. This estimate is based on the
present assessed valuation of taxable
property in the State.
President Favors Shift
However, $4,064,000 will still be
$16,000 short of the estimate - $4,-
080,000 - submitted to the state di-
rector of the budget as the amount
necessary to run the University for
next year, according to President
President Ruthven indicated that
he was in favor of the substitution of
the general fund for the state prop-
erty tax as the source of the Univer-
sity's income when he stated that he
believed it better to take the money
for the appropriation from the gen-
Lral fund rather than from any par-
ticular tax.
He declined to predict whether the
income of the University might not
vary in the future because of a change
in the assessesed valuation of the tax-
able property of the State, and stated
that the future of assessed valuation
cannot be predicted.
The income of the University for
the past two years has been approxi-
mately $4,000,000 - $3,200,000 from
the State and the other $800,000
from reserves, which were mostly un-
paid hospital bills owed the Univer-
sity Hospital by the various counties
of the State.

Lovett To Speak At
Anti-War Gathering
Prof. Robert Morss Lovett of the
University of Chicago, liberal editor
and critic, will speak at the anti-war
meeting to be held April 4 in Hill Au-
ditorium instead of Prof. Paul H.
Douglas, the student-faculty commit-
tee in charge of the meeting an-
nounced last night.
A wire from Professor Douglas to
the University Committee on Lecture
Policy yesterday cancelled his prev-

NEW YORK, March 28.-- (A'-- Cuba, where he was joined by his son,
Ten days in the workhouse was pre- James. The latter had flown from
ferred by seven men and a woman in San Juan, P. R.
magistrate's court to writing out the Mr. Roosevelt planned to proceed
pledge of allegiance to the flag 200 1 tonight to Great Inagua Islands off
times. the eastern tip of Cuba.
Reported Demise Of Railway
System Is Refuted By Worley

The popular and much-advertised
notion now current in the United
States, to the effectthat the imminent
destruction of the nation's railways
is due to competition by other un-
regulated transportation agencies, was
refuted last night by Prof. John S.
Worley, head of the department of
transportation engineering, in an ad-
dress before the Commercial Club of
This idea in recent times has had

by other transportation agencies has
only negligibly affected the railway
industries. This evidence was ob-
tained by Professor Worley through
a survey of all the available statis-I
tics, and was included in a report
recently made by him at the Senate
committee hearing on the Eastmar
In regard to proposed congressional
legislation Professor Worley pointed
out that there are several bills now
before Congress which are designed

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