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The Weather

Cloudy today,' followed by
snow or rain at night and
early tomorrow.

L

Efr ian

Iaitj

Edi orials
The Roller Skate Menace .. .
Keeping Abreast Of Hearst ...
The Jamboree Deserves
Support . .

VOL. XLV. No. 134

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1935

PRICE FIVE CENTS

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Wolverine
Amasses

Tank Squad

Huge

Lead

In

National Collegiate Meet

Pile Up 'Unbeatable Total'
Of 26 Points In First
Day Of Contest
Medley Team Sets
300-Yard Record
Drysdale Wins 150-Yard
Back Stroke; Felsenfeld
Gains DivingCrown
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 29. -
()-One world record fell and three
national collegiate . AA swimming
marks were wiped out while the title-
defending Michigan tank forces piled
up an almost unbeatable total of 26
points during the first day's cham-
pionship competition in the Harvard
pool.
Jack Medica, the University of
Washington one-man-team, account-
ed for the new world mark and one
of the NCAA records. Another of
these, however, was disallowed be-
cause Charlie Flackmann of Illinois
beat the gun before registering a
smashing victory in the 50-yard free-.
style event. The other meet mark was
set by the Michigan 300-yard medley
relay team.
Medica Sets Record
Medica, in competition with his
keenest rival, Jimmie Gilhula of
Southern California, gained a six-foot
victory in the 1,500 meter free-style
in 18 minutes and 59.3 seconds, al-
most nine seconds under the world
mark set by Arne Borg of Sweden in
1933. Tonight Medica gave Gilhula
another trouncing in the 220-yard
free-style and his time of 2:11.5 was
almost a second better than the prev-
ious NCAA record established by Dave
Livingston of Yale a year ago.
This double-placed Washington, or
rather Medica, into a second-place
tie with the five-man Iowa team
which piled up ten points in three of
the finals completed during the after-
noon and evening. Ohio State was
fourth with seven points and South-
ern California, thanks to Gilhula, fol-
lowed with six, just as many as Illi-
nois' pair of point winners were able
to pick out of the fifty-yard free-style
event.
Yale Is Second
Only three other teams out of the
thirty-seven in competition were
strong enough to register in the first
six of the meet's eleven events. Yale,
which sent 17 men here to challenge
Michigan's power and balance, gained
five points in three events and Harv-
ard, while serving as host, gained two
points for placing fourth in, the
medley relay.
In the team place, the Michigan
trio, Jack Kasley, Taylor Drysdale,
and Ogden Dalrymple gained a one-
sided victory over Ohio State and four
other teams in the meet record-break-
ing time of 3:01.8, which erased the
NCAA record set by a Yale trio a year
ago.
Three of the 1934 titleists returned
to defend their honors. Medica gained
three titles last year and he will
strive to retain his 440 yard free style
crown tomorrow. Flachmann was the
50-yard free-style victor last year,
and Taylor Drysrale of Michigan over-
cameall rivals in the 150-yard back-
stroke, just as he did in last year's
meet.
Besides the 440-yard free-style, to-
morrow's program calls for trials and
finals in the 100-yard free-style, 200-
yard breast-stroke, three-meter high
board fancy dive, and 400-yard relay.
SUMMARIES
One meter low board diving finals:
Fehsenfeld Michigan, first - 105.02;
(Continued on Page 2)
BULLETINS
MADISON, Wis., March 29.-
(A)-University of Michigan de-

bating team, taking part in the
two-day intercollegiate debate
tournament, shared the honors
tonight with a score of other col-
leges and universities.
The Michigan negative team,
debating on the subject: "Whe-
ther the Nation Should Prevent
International Armament and Mu-
nitions," defeated Florida Uni-
versity, but the Michigan affirm-
ative team lost to Chicago on the
same question.
In the discussion contest on the

Wins Back Stroke

TAYLOR DRYSDALE
War Strike To
Be Subject Of
PanelSunday
Church Group Discussion
To Be Led By Professor
Slosson, Serril Gerber
A panel consisting of Prof. Preston
W. Slosson of the history department
and Serril Gerber, delegate to the
World Student Congress Against War
and Fascism, will lead a discussion on
"Should Students Strike Against
War?" in a feature of the program
to be offered by Ann Arbor churches
tomorrow.
The discussion will be held at the]
Student Fellowship meeting at 7:15
p.m. in the Congregational Church.
In the morning service at 10:30 a.m.
the Rev. Allison Ray.Heaps will give
a sermon on "Fathers and Sons" and
Prof. Earl {Griggs ,of the English De-
partment will speak on "The Church
of England" at 11:30 a.m.
Dean Alice Lloyd will speak on "The
Use of 'Leisure Time" before the
Young People's Society meeting at
6:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian
Church. Miriam Hall, Grad., will
lead the service. The subject for the
Rev. William P. Lemon's sermon at
10:45 a.m. will be "The Ignorance of
the Educated," fourth in a series on
"The Paradoxes of Jesus."
Dr. William M. Washington of De-
troit will lead a discussion on "The
Social Challenge to the Church" at
the student meeting at 7 p.m. in Har-
ris Hall. The Holy Communion serv-
ice at 9:30 a.m. will be conducted by
the Rt. Rev. John N. McCormick of
Western Michigan.
The Rev. McCormick will deliver a
sermon on "Changes and Chances"
at- 11 a.m. in the St. Andrew's Epis-
copal Church. At the Young Peo-
ple's Fellowship meeting at 5 p.m. in
Harris Hall the Rev. Henry Lewis will
lead a discussion on "Why I Believe
in God."
"Maimonides-A Medievalist's Con-
tribution to Modernism" is the sub-
ject to be discussed by Rabbi Ber-
nard Heller in the Hillel service at
11:15 a.m. in the League chapel. Dr.
Jacob Sacks of the pharmacology de-
partment will lead an open-forum on
"The Scientific Attitude in Social
Problems" at 8 p.m. in the Hillel
Foundation.
The Rev. Henry Yoder will conduct
the service at 10:30 a.m. in. the
Trinity Lutheran Church and will
speak on "Transformation of Life."
At the regular Sunday evening devo-
tional service the Rev. Yoder will dis-
cuss "The Fellowship That Counts."
"The Law Purifying Life" is the
subject for the sermon to be given
by the Rev. E. C. Stellhorn at 10:301
(Continued on Page 6)
nna Cl.1ninsr In Oil

Bankers Term
Transaction As
Unauthorized
Testimony Presented By
Executive Committee In
Detroit Trial
DETROIT, March 29.-- (P) -The
executive committee of the closed
First National Bank-Detroit, two for-
mer members testified in Federal
Court today,dnever authorized, ap-
proved or discussed the $212,000
transaction which three former offi-
cers of the bank are accused of con-
cealing in a report to the comptroller
of the currency.
The witnesses and former members
of the executive committee were Her-
bert B. Trix, industrialist, and Dexter
M. Ferry, Jr., Detroit business man.
Trix testified, however, that so far
as he knew, there was no effort to-
ward concealment.
Prior to the testimony of Trix and
Ferry, Fred Brown, former vice-pres-
ident of the bank, had testified he told
the bank's loaning committee "the
examiner will raise hell," about the
transaction in question.
Ferry testified that he had dis-
cussed the "Gotfredson note" with one
of the defendants (Herbert L. Chit-
tenden) informally. He testified he
did not know for what purpose the
bank was interested in buying stock,
however.
James Thayer McMillan, president
of the Detroit & Cleveland Navigation
Co., and Allen F. Edwards, president
of the Universal Products Co., fol-
lowed each other to the stand. Both
were executive members of the bank
at the time of -the $212,000 transac--
tion,
Mark A. Wilson, of Flint, former
executive vice-president of therDe-
troit Bankers Co., was expected to
be a witness today. It was Wilson
who testified at the Pecora hearings
in Washington last summer that he
considered the transaction to be il-
legal.
The trial was adjourned at 1 p.m.
until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Ann Arbor Surprised
By Natural Mudbath
"Here's mud in your eye," said the
weather man yesterday, as Ann Ar-
bor experienced the strange pheno-
mena of a "mud rain."
It was really a part of the severe
dust storm which has been devastat-
ing the west and southwest, and the
dust particles were probably carried
here, according to Prof. Maurice Sen-
stius of the geology department, from
Missouri.
It is also possible, however, he
pointed out, that some of the dust
may have been from the recent storm
in Colorado.
In a way, it was explained by Prof.
Dean B. McLaughlin of the astronomy
department, the rain caused the dust
storm and the dust storm caused the
rain. Rain is often precipitated by
dust, he said, but the fact that the
dust met with moisture, turned it into
mud.

~Student Feud With
Roller Skaters To
Reach Climax Soon
The possibility that the case of
the students vs. roller skaters may
come to a head next week was seen
last night.
Following closely upon the lodging
of a number of complaints with both
the office of the president and the
office of the dean of women, President
Alexander G. Ruthven yesterday re-
quested Superintendent of Schools
Otto W. Haisley and Principal Edgar
G. Johnston of University High School
to urge their students to keep off the
spacious walks of the diagonal with
their roller skates.
Since the recent advent of Ann
Arbor's early spring weather, high
school and primary grade students
have donned their roller skates at an
early hour each evening and taken
to the diagonal with such a ven-
geance that it has been practically im-
possible to study in any one of the
various libraries of the University.
Many students have offered as an
excuse for a poor showing in the re-
cent midsemesters the fact that the
roar of roller skates on the walks of
the diagonal makes any serious ac-
ademic effort an absolute impossi-
bility.
In the event that President Ruth-
yen's plea fails, it is rumored that
the B. and G. boys may resort to
the use of rock salt on the walks.
Sample Seeks
i Re-Election To
Circuit Court
Judge George W. Sample, who won
the four-cornered battle for the Re-
publican nomination after a heated
primary fight, will be opposed in the
election Monday by William H. Mur-
ray, former Washtenaw County judge
of probate.
Mr. Murray, who has been a prac-
ticing attorney here for many years,
was unopposed in the primary, his
name not appearing on the ballot.'
While local political observers de-
clare that Ann Arbor is overwhelm-
ingly Republican, they also predict
that the former probate judge wills
give Judge Sample a close race.
Judge, oamplen enQesses. himsf.at.
being willing to stand on his long
record, while Mr. Murray intimated
that he believed improvements could
be made in the circuit court.
The race forthe Washtenaw Coun-
ty commissioner of schools has also
been attracting attention in Ann Ar-
bor, especially in educational circles.
Arthur A. Kalder is the Republican
nominee, and is opposed on the Demo-
cratic ticket by Mrs. Cora L. Haas.
As this is the last day for active
campaigning, all candidates were ex-
pected to exert themselves to the
utmost before tonight. In the camps
of the opponents in the mayoralty
race, John Conlin on the Democratic
side, and Mayor Robert A. Campbell
on the Republican, the campaign was
reported as especially intense.
Three Youths Confess To
Attempt To Loot Bank
CHICAGO, March 29. -(A')- A trio
of bank bandits confessed, the police
said today, to attempting to loot the
State bank of Mauston, Wis., and kid-
naping eight hostages in their wild
flight precipitated by the bullets of
a bank cashier fighting off the raid-
ers.
Federal officers and police of two
states followed a trail marked by com-
mandeered and abandoned cars along
the 175-mile highway from Mauston
to Chicago, and, seized three youths
who confessed, Chief of Detectives
John L. Sullivan said.

Regents Create Institute
Of Social Sciences;Guthe
Appointed Division Head

Accept Resignation O f
Professor James O'Neill
Of SpeechDepartment
Announce Other
Leaves Of Absence
Four Gifts To University
Are Approved At Meeting
Of Board
The appointment of Prof. Carl E.
Guthe, director of the Museum of An-
thropology, to the position of chair-
man of the division of social science
was approved yesterday afternoon by
the Board of Regents at their regu-
lar monthly meeting.
The resignation of Prof. James M.
O'Neill of the speech department was
accepted by the Regents. Professor
O'Neill will go to Brooklyn College of
New York City as head of the depart-
ment of speech.
Routine business of granting leaves
of absence and accepting various gifts
to the University occupied the major
portion of the remainder of the meet-
ing held yesterday.
Prof. Rudolf Laun, from Hamburg
University of Germany, was given
the title of visiting professor of polit-
ical science for the first semester of
this year, and for the current semes-
ter, visiting research professor in the
law school.
Four gifts to the University were
accepted, including a donation of
$3,000 from the Carnegie Corpora-
tion of New York City to be used for
the support and publication of a study
of museum exhibits.
Reed's Leave Extended
The list' of gifts accepted also in-
cludes,. $1,000 front .the emergency
committee in aid of displaced Ger-
man scholars to help in the payment
of Professor Laun's salary, a group
of valuable works donated by Irving
K. Pond,. Chicago architect, for the
architectural college and the Genr-
al Library, and a collection of auto-
graphs, among them the Samuel P.
Langley papers, willed to the Univer-
sity by the late David B. Heineman.
The present leave of absence of
Prof. Thomas H. Reed of the political
science department was extended to
include the University year 1935-36,'
which will enable him to continue as
director of the municipal consultant
service of the National Municipal'
League.
An extension of the current leave
of absence of Prof. J. R. Hayden of
the political science department, who,
is at present vice-governor of the
Philippine Islands, to include the Uni-
versity year 1935-36, was also ap-
proved.
Sabbatical leaves for the first se-
mester of the next school year were
given to Prof. Willard C. Olson, di-
rector of. research in child develop-
ment, Prof. George E. Carrothers, di-
rector of the bureau of 'cooperation,
with educational institutions, and
Prof .Edgar H. Gault of the business
administration school.
Change Name
Prof. Ivan H. Walton of the Eng-1
lish department in the engineering
college was also given a leave of
absence for both semesters next year.
The Board of Regents voted to,
change the name of the department of
chemical engineering to the depart-
ment of chemical and metallurgicalI
engineering.
The division of social science was
created by the Regents last spring
for the purpose of coordinating and
encouraging research in 10 depart-
ments and schools of the University.
The aim of the division is advance-
ment of research in the social
sciences, rather than coordination of
the units composing it.
The appointment of Professor'
Guthe was made necessary by the re-
cent granting of a leave of absence
for the remainder of the semester to

Prof. Charles F. Remer of the eco-
nomics department, who formerly
held the position of chairman.
S.C"A. Told To Remove
Posters From Sidewalk,
Members of the publicity commit-
tee of the S.C.A. All-Campus Jam-
boree were ordered last night by Uni-
versity officials to remove from the

PROF. JAMES M. O'NEILL
Soviet Russia
Seeks To Keep
Far East Peace
Anti-Nazi Demonstrations
Rise In Poland Despite
'Friendship Pact'
(By Associated Press)
A report that Soviet Russia might
seek United States cooperation in
keeping the peace in the Far East
came Friday from Moscow where Jo-
seph Stalin and Maxim Litvinoff, Rus-
sian statesmen, are talking things over
with "Capt. -Anthony Eden, British
lord privy seal.
The news intrigued diplomatic
circles at London all the more be-
cause informed quarters said an
agreement for international coopera-
tion in that part of the world might
involve recognition of the quasi-de-
pendent empire of Manchukuo, some-
thing America and Britain heretofore
have refused.
An unexpected development was
the flareup of anti-German sentiment
in Poland, where thousands, ignor-
ing the recently-formulated Polish-
German "friendship pact" demon-
strated against their Nazi neighbors.
Preparations went forward, mean-
while, for the Italo-French conference
at Stresa, Italy, April 11, at which
the situation growing out of Adolf
Hitler's rearming of Germany will bs
thoroughly gone over.
KATOWICE, Poland, March 29.-
() - Anti-German 'demonstrations
which broke out spasmodically allI
along Germany's eastern border from1
Lithuania to Czechoslovakia flared
violently at the Polish-German fron-
tier today and involved thousands of
Poles.
The Poles along the frontier appar-
ently forgot all about Polish-German
"friendship." They smashed the win-
dows of the German newspaper Kat-
towitzer Zeitung and formed protest
demonstrations against Germany.
Attempts were made to break po-
lic cordons protecting the 'German
consulate.
The meetings were attended by 5,-
000 persons who later marched to a
theater where their leader asked "re-
venge for the German impropriety."
The mob, singing the "Rota Song,"
which is a Polish anti-German hymn
of hate, marched to the German
newspaper to smash the windows.
"Poles spit on Germans," was an
improvised insert in the text of the
song.
Police dispersed the mob shortly
before it arrived at the German con-
sulate.
Belgiun Devalues
Franc; Quits Gold
BRUSSELS March 29. - (1P) -Bel-
gium's fearles premier, following in
the footsteps c President Roosevelt,
devalued the franc today, slipped its
traditional mooring to gold and asked
power to carry out an extensive pro-
gram of monetary and economic re-
forms.
Authoritative finaicial quarters in

Resigns From Faculty

University To Open School
In Detroit For Training
Of Social Workers
Will Furnish Field
Work For Students
Results Of Depression Will
Be Studied; Kelso Named
Institute Director
Recognizing the current import-
ance of social work, the Board of
Regents yesterday created an Insti-
tute of the Health and Social Sciences
for the training of graduates in these
fields. It is to be opened in Detroit
by the University next fall.
Robert W. Kelso, former commis-
sioner of the Massachusetts state
board of public welfare, has been se-
cured as director of the new training
effort, and, as such, will hold the po-
sition of professor of social science.
It was explained that the Institute
was established because social work,
which has been a growing profession
for a good many years, has come into
a place of major prominence as a re-
sult of the widespread distress, flow-
ing out of the depression.
Will Furnish Training
Created to fight the results of
the depression, it will train an in-
creased supply of professional people
in relief, rehabilitation of beaten peo-
ple, movement of families from
crowded areas back to the soil, and
their readjustment, the planning,
building and management of the sub-
sistence homestead colonies, mental
hygiene, public health, recreation,
and many similar problems, according .
to present plans.
The new Institute in Detroit, it was
explained, will furnish field experi-
ence in a large community where a
wide variety of social problems exist,
and where many social forces have
been organized to grapple with them,
which experts believe to be necessary
for proper training.
Mr. Kelso as commissioner of the
Massachusetts state board of public
welfare, was recognized as an author-
ity on the subjects of prison admin-
istration, the direction of hospitals
for the insane, correctional institu-
tions for children, the administration
of poor relief, and the treatment of
mental and physical defectives.
Has Served FERA
For the last several years he has
served the Federal Emergency Relief
Administration, first as a field worker,
being directly responsible to the gov-
ernment for the direction of relief in
the states, and later as a state emer-
gency relief administrator for Colo-
rado.
Mr. Kelso was given recognition as
a social worker when he was chosen
president of the National Conference
on Social Work in 1922. He has also
served as the secretary of the Boston
Council of Social Agencies, and was
later secretary of the St. Louis Com-
munity Chest. Here he specialized in
the development of the cooperative
relationships that are an essential
part of the social worker's equipment.
The new appointee is also the au-
thor of several volumes which have
come to be classics in the field of
social work, among them being "The
Science of Public Welfare" and "Pov-
erty."
Strachey Case
Is Dropped By
United tates
WASHINGTON, March 29. - (P) -
Deportation proceedings on charges
of communism against Evelyn John
S t r a c h e y, British author, were

dropped tonight by the labor depart-
ment.
The brief announcement was made
by Daniel W.. MacCormack, commis-
sioner of immigration. It said:
"The deportation proceedings
against Mr. John Strachey, conducted
at the hearing in Chicago on March
21, are being dropped. Mr. Strachey
will sail on the Berengaria on March
29 as originally planned.
"The United States is ordinarily
willing to drop proceedings prior to

Friend Of University Reaches
End Of Long And Useful Life

By FRED WARNER NEAL
Lewis Mendelssohn, the man who
was in large measure responsible for
the building of the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theater in the League, died late
Thursday in Palm Beach, Fla., of
heart attack. He was 81 years old.
While Mr. Mendelssohn, who was
a pioneer in the Michigan automobile
industry and a retired capitalist, did
not actually donate the money for
the theater, he is credited with hav-
ing suggested the idea to his son,
Gordon. Gordon, acting on the ad-
vice of his father, gave the Univer-
sity $50,000 in 1927 for the building
of a theater in the League, to be
named after his mother, the late Mrs.
Lydia Brenda Mendelssohn.
His gift, together with a subscrip-
tion, made possible the construction
of the entire northwest wins of the

section of the country. It seats near-
ly 1,000 persons. In it are held dra-
matic events of all kinds, lectures,
and conventions.
Mr. Mendelssohn, who came to De-
troit from Germany, was treasurer
and chairman of the board of the
Fisher Body Corp., from its organiza-
tion in 1906 until 1926, when it was
taken over by General Motors. He
remained a director in this corpora-
tion until his death.
He took an active part in the con-
struction of the first automobiles in
Detroit, being an expert technical
draftsman. In 1873 he was associated
with the late Mortimer L. Smith,
noted builder in the architectural
business, and later set up his own
architectural and engineering firm.
Besides his interest in the Univer-
sity, Mr. Mendelssohn's philanthropic

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