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Council' s
Men's Student Council To
Be Instituted By New
Alter jurisdiction
And Membership
Senate Committee's Action
Culminates Months Of
Months of preparation, argument,
and discussion were culminated in the
announcement yesterday that the
constitution for a new men's student
government prepared by the Under-
graduate Council partly from a cam-
pus survey on the subject and partly
from its members' beliefs, had been
accepted by Senate Committee on
Student Affairs.
Effecting radical changes in only
a few provisions, the new constitution
provides for both ex-officio and elec-
tive members with the former com-
prising ten of the eighteen members.
The elective members, who will be
chosen by direct vote, are apportioned
among the schools and colleges of
the University.
Expressly excluded from the juris-
diction of the new council are the
professional schools, law, medicine,
and dentistry, in accordance with the
opinions expressed by members of
those schools in the survey.
No Great Changes Made
No great changes were made in the
jurisdiction provisions of the constitu-
tion, the new council having power
to investigate and report all cases
arising within its limited jurisdiction.
Jurisdictidi over engineering honor
system violations and scholastic dis-
honesty in other schools is specifically
denied the council, but it is impowered
to assume jurisdiction over such mat-
ters as are referred it by other schools
than the literary college in which it
has original jurisdiction.1
The annual move for a chance in
student government began this year
with the formation of a proposed plan
by the Student-Faculty Relations
Committee of the Union and its sub-
mission to the University administra-7
Campus Survey Conducted
From the Senate Committee on Stu-
dent Affairs it was sent to the Under-
graduate Council with a request that,
this body should find out the con-1
sensus of student opinion on the ques-
tion and submit a plan drawn from
this survey.
The polling of campus opinion was
attended by so little interest and
produced such a divergence of opin-
ion that the plan drawn from the
survey was changed insome respects
in order to secure a definite recom-
mendation for adoption from the Un-
dergraduate Council.
A meeting of the Undergraduate
Council will be held in the near future
to provide for the election of the new
members and to select a date for the
. formal dissolution of the old Council,
according to Carl Hilty, '35, president.
College Reds
Attacked At

WASHINGTON, April 15.- (N) -
'i he Daughters of the American Rev-
o ution remained closely attentive to-
day throughout two hours of speeches
and a half hour of discussion after re-
ports of subversive influences on col-
lege campuses, mostly Columbia Uni-
The daughters were told by J. Ken-
nieth Bennett, Columbia student active
in "right wing" cohorts, that condi-
tions were so bad on that campus "we
have to adopt semi-secret methods
to have any sort of patriotic organi-
The Columbia college newspaper,
he said, was "coptrolled by the Na-
tional Student League, and subtly
used to destroy home, church, and
family." He said the right wingers
could not have their say in it even
one day a week.
LANSING, April 15. - (A) -
The House passed tonight, by a
vote of 83 to 7. the Baldwin bill

Men's Student Council Con st itiin
Section 1. The Men's Councio shall be composed of the Presi-
dent of the Michigan Union, Recording Secretary of the Michigan
Union, Managing Editor of The Michigan Daily, the President of the
Interfraternity Council, the President of the Student Christian Asso-
ciation, the President of the Engineering Council, the Ex-Presidents
and Presidents of Sphinx and Triangles, and eight elective members
as hereinafter provided.
Section 2. The elective members of the Council shall be
chosen as follows: three from the College of Literature, Science and
the Arts, one from the College of Engineering, one from the School
of Business Administration, one from the School of Forestry, one
from the School of Music, and one from the School of Architecture.
Section 3. The elective members shall be chosen in direct
elections in each school, each male student being entitled to one
vote. Elections shall be held in May of each year, and shall be con-
ducted by the Council.
Section 4. The officers of the Council shall be a president,
vice-president, and secretary-treasurer. The president shall be
elected by the Council either from within its own membership or
from the campus at large, and in the latter case he shall become a
member of the Council upon his election. The vice-president shall
be elected by the Council from within its own membership. The
recording secretary of the Michigan Union shall be ex-officio secre-
tary-treasurer of the Men's Council. The term of office for all three
officers shall be one year.
Section 5. At the end of each year the officers of the Council
shall submit to the Council and file with the Chairman of the
Senate Committee on Student Affairs reports of their work.
Section 1. In all schools and colleges except the Law School,
. (Con inued on Page 6)

Teachers Will Iuthven Bans Perversive

Lonvene Here
April 25-27,




Seventieth Convenltion
Schoo lmasters Club
Meet Next Week


Governor Scores Pacifists

Col'Icat , ocatiotl, Debatec
Will Be (hn Pr~oraml

Luncheon Honoring
College Heads To


Kerwin Claims
Favor Marxism
Doctrines Are Severely
Treated, Professor Says;
Defends 'Mental Diet'
CHICAGO, April 15 -)-- Admit-
tedly, Karl Marx is part of the men-
tal diet offered optionally to Univer-
sity of Chicago students, but Prof.
Jerome G. Kerwin of the political
science department pointed out to-
night that "so are Walter Lippmann,
Herbert Hoover and Franklin %D.
And Dr. Kerwin added:
"I know of no place where Marx's.
political doctrines receiv more sev-
ere treatment."
He is one of the directors of the;
social science course criticized by
Charles R. Walgreen, drug store mag-
nate, *who last week withdrew his
niece from the university, charging
she was "exposed to insidious Com-
munistic influences."
The niece, Miss Lucille Norton, 18,
was a member of the social science
class. She denied Marxism was
"Fascism and communism received
no comfort on the Chicago campus,"
said Professor Kerwin. "And one of
the first premises of our course in
contemporary society is to encour-
age the use of peaceful means of
governmental change, guaranteed by
the constitution - education, per-
suasion, and the ballot."
All first-year students must pass an
examination in the course. Profes-
sor Kerwin said there was no attempt
made to "present the views of any
one leader in the field of economics,
sociology and political science as fin-
al and perfect" but that Marx, Hoov-
er, Roosevelt, Lippmann, and a long
list of other writers were suggested
to the students for optional back-
ground study
"There is no question," said Ker-
win, "but that the students leave
the course with a better understand-
ing of the great possibilities of the
Democratic order in the solution of
problems that beset mankind.
"It is absurd to say that the Uni-
versity of Chicago advocates the over-
throw of the government by violence."

Maliiiowski To
Give Address
At 4:15 . M.
Will Speak In Science
Auditorium; Henderson
Here Tomorrow
Two visiting speakers, Prof. Bronis-
law Malinowski of the University of
London, and Prof. Lawrence J. Hen-
derson of Harvard, have been sched-
uled for this week on the current
University Lecture series, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Dr. Frank E.
Robbins, assistant to the President,
who is in charge of the series.
Professor Malinowski is to speak
at 4:15 p.m. in Natural Science Audi-
torium today on "The Economic Mo-
tive in the Development of Civiliza-
tion," and Professor Henderson will
speak at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday on
"Pareto's Contribution to Scientific
Methods in the Social Sciences." This
lecture will be given in Room B,
Haven Hall.
A mathematician, economist, and
anthropologist, Dr. Malinowski will
deliver his address here under the
auspices of the anthropology depart-
ment. He was graduated from the
Polish University of Cracow in 1908
with a doctorate in exact science and
mathematics, and in 1910 went to the
British Museum for research work,
and took a doctorate in science while
there from the London School of
Economics in 1916.
Among his better-known woek
are "Argonauts of the Western Pa-
cific," "Crime and Custom in Savage
Society," "Myth in Primitive Psychol-
ogy," and "The Family Among the
Australian Aborigines." He has also
contributed to various scientific jour-
nals and to the Encyclopedia Britan-
nica and the Encyclopedia of Social
Professor Henderson graduated
from the University of Harvard in
1898, received a master's degree there
in 1902, and a doctorate in 1932.
I He has been on the Harvard faculty
since 1904 in the department of bio-
logical chemistry, with the rank of
full professor since 1919.
He has been honored with profes-
sorships at the Universities of Berlin,
Paris, Yale, and California, and has
been decorated with the Legion
d'Honneur in France.
The general public is invited to at-
tend both lectures.

Plans for the seventieth conven-
tion of the Michigan Schoolmasters
Club, meeting here April 25, 26. and 27
to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary
of its founding, were released yester-
day by Forrest G. Averill, of Dearborn,
president of the organization.
Incorporated in the program of the
club for the same week-end will be
uch functions as the annual Honors
Convocation of the University, the
State championship debate of the
Michigan High School Forensic As-
sociation, the sixth annual Conference
on Teacher Training, and a band con-
cert by the University Band.
In the program of the convention
are listed the four living charter
members of the Schoolmasters Club,
who are expected to attend, includ-
ing Joseph H. Drake and Levi D.
Wines of Ann Arbor. In addition,
Louis P. Jocelyn of Ann Arbor, a mem-
ber for more than 25 years and for
many years secretary-treasurer of the
Club, and his wife are to be honored
at the dinner Friday night.
Luncheon To Open Sessions
The sessions of the club will open
Thursday noon with a luncheon at the
Union for presidents, deans, and other
college officials of the Michigan col-
leges. The afternoon will be devoted
to registration and sessions dealing
with college administration.
The annual business meeting will
open the Friday sessions, and will be
followed by a conference on Educa-
tional Guidance. The members will
then go to the Annual Honors Con-
vocation at 11 a.m., presided over by
President Ruthven,- which will be ad-
dressed by Henry S. Dennison, presi-
dent of the Dennison Manufacturing
At 5:15 p.m. an informal reception
will be held in the ballroom of the
Michigan Union, with all living offi-
cers past and present in the receiving
line. This will be followed at 6 p.m.
by the formal banquet. The chief
speaker on the program of the ban-
quet will be Douglas Malloch, known
as "The Poet Who Makes Living a
Joy." The banquet will be presided
over by Prof. Edwin C. Goddard of the
Law School.
Debate in Hill Auditorium
The convention will then assemble
at Hill Auditorium for the champion-
ship debates which will be preceded by
the band concert.
Saturday morning sessions will be a
continuation of the meetings on spe-
cific topics held Friday, dealing with
special departments, and informally
known as "clinics." A School of Edu-
cation luncheon Saturday noon will
be addressed by Prof. James K. Pol-
lock of the political science depart-
ment, speaking on the topic, "Educa-
tion for Citizenship."
Special meetings connected with the
convention of the Schoolmasters Club
are led by the sixth annual confer-
ence on teacher-training, sponsored
by the School of Education, and pre-
sided over by Dean James B. Edmon-
son of the School of Education. The
meeting, Thursday morning, will be in
the form of discussions on speeches by
professors and deans of Michigan col-
Teas, Banquets To Be Held
This conference will be concluded
by a luncheon at the Union.
Other functions are teas and ban-
quets by honorary educational fra-
ternities, an informal dance Saturday
night in the Women's Athletic Build-
ing, an exhibition debate Friday
afternoon between the University and
Albion College on thesnationalization
of munitions and a baseball game the
same afternoon between the Univer-
sity and Michigan State Normal Col-
lege, to which members of the club
will be admitted free of charge.
Hopwood Deadline
Set For Tomorrow
Tomorrow will bring to a close the
Avery Hopwood and Jule Hopwooc
Awards Contest for 1935. All manu-
scripts must be in the English office

3221 Angell Hall, by 4:30 p.m.
All manuscripts submitted must b{
accompanied by two sealed envelopes
One must contain the "nom de plume'

Fitzgerald Favors Barring
Students Who Will Not
Bear Arms
Statement Follows
Disturbance Here
Calls Matter 'Ridiculous';
Says 'This Is No Time
For Silly Theories'
LANSING, April 15.- )-Gov-
ernor Fitzgerald said today that he
favors closing the doors of state sup-
ported institutions to students refus-
ing to promise to bear arms for their
The governor denounced pacifist
students who attempted to organize
non-patriotic groups in schools, and
declared he would support any dras-
tic action taken by school governing
bodies in purging their schools of
"subversive" activities. He said the
same comment applied to instructors.'
"We should slam the doors on any
students who wish to take advantage
of higher education offered by their
government and then refuse to sup-
port the government in time of war,"
the governor said. "This is no time
for a lot of silly theories. The whole
matter is ridiculous and has no part
in the school curriculum."
Follows Pacifist Demonstrations
The governor's comment followed
pacifist demonstrations at the Uni-
versity of Michigan April 4, and at
Michigan State College April 12 when
five pacifist leaders were thrown in
the Red Cedar river by the student
Edmund C. Shields, of Lansing, a,
member of the board of regents of the
University, said the situation at Ann
Arbor might be discussed at the board.
meeting April 26. He would not comn-
ment until after the meeting.
Dr. Robert S. Shaw, president of
Michigan State College, returned from
Chicago today to decline to investigate.
the peace meeting, which resulted in
the ducking of Louis A. Weisner of Al-
pena, a sophomore and chairman of
the Social Problem club, and four
other students. An Unitarian pastor
Rev. H. P. Marley of Ann Arbor, went
into the river with them.
"Weisner told me he would not take
an oath of allegiance to the United
States," Dr. Shaw said. "He held the
meeting off the campus despite the
warning from the student body. In
view of his attitude, I do not intend
to meddle in the matter."
May Require Oath
The president hopes to have the
proper arrangements approved by the
state board of agriculture so that the
administration may require an oath
of allegiance from students when they
matriculate nexit fall. The oath
would be required only in questionable
cases, he said.
Rev. R. O. Thomas, pastor of the
First Presbyterian church of Lansing,
and a former World War chaplain,
deplored the violence which followed
the peace meeting Friday. He told
his congregation yesterday the stu-
dents should be allowed privileges of
free speech and asserted "only youth
can keep the nation out of the hell of
Dr. Royal G. Hall of Albion college,
spoke on the subject of peace at the
Peoples church in East Lansing yes-

Regents Murf in,
Have Varying#
On 'Red' Curb


Annoumced In
Drama Season'
'Laburnum Grove' Is Tot
Open Dramatic Seasoni
Week Of May 20
The first two weeks of the Drama-
tic Season will be transposed in order
to accommodate the Chicago run of
"Laburnum Grove" and the subse-
quent moving picture appearance of
its stars, Edmund Gwenn and Mel-
ville Cooper, Robert Henderson, di-
rector, wired the Civic Committee last
The Dramatic Season, therefore,
will be opened the week of May 20
with J. B. Priestley's current New
York comedy success "Laburnum
Grove,"with Mr. Gwenn, Mr. Cooper,
Elizabeth Risdon and the complete
London and Broadway cast intact.
There will be eight performances
scheduled with the regular Wednes-
day and Saturday matinees.
To Present Nazimova
The second week of the Dramatic
Season will now present Nazimova,
Romney Brent, and the Theater Gpild
company in Bernard Shaw's latest
comedy, "The Simpleton of the Unex-
pected Iles" and Ibsen's "Ghosts."
The first four performances of the
week on Monday, May 27,. Tuesday,
May 28, and Wednesday, May 29,
4matinee and night, will present the
show play, "The Simpleton of the
Unexpected Isles." There will be five
performances of "Ghosts" during the
last half of the week with a special
Friday matinee in addition to the
regular Saturday afternoon showing.
"Up To The Stars" Next
The third week of the season fea-
tures "Up To The Stars," the revue
with Noel Coward songs and sketches
never before seen in this country,~
featuring Walter Slezak, Ilka Chase,
the Rocky Twins, Nina Tarasova,
Imogene Coco, Felicia Sorel, and Ed-
die Foy, Jr. The revue opens Monday,
June 3, and plays the whole week
with a special Friday matinee.
The fourth week opening Monday,
(Continued on Page 5)

Urges Pacifist Ban

President Says University
Work Interfered With
By Radical Actions
Promises Prompt
'Necessary Action'

A sharp warning that "perversive
activities" will no longer be tolerated
at the University was issued yesterday
by President Alexander G. Ruthven.
Charging that "University work has
been interfered with and the reputa-
tion of the institution has been called
into question recently by perversive
activities," President Ruthven issued
a proclamation stating that, "Stu-
dents who shall be guilty of such mis-
conduct in the future may expect dis-
ciplinary action."
Two members of the Board of Re-
gents expressed varying opinions on
President Ruthven's action.
Favoring any movement to curb
"red" teachings in the University, Re-
gent James O. Murfin, of Detroit,
"There is no place on the campus
of the University of Michigan for pro-
fessors teaching communistic doc-
trines. I have been assured there is
no such teaching, but if I have proof
communism is being taught or en-
couraged I will take steps to remove
such professors from the pay roll. I
regret these silly meetings of students
but I think their importance is being
Hemans Asks 'Free Rein'
Regent Clark F. Hemans, of De-
troit, said in Lansing:
"Student radicalism is like a gaso-
line fire. The more you stamp it out
the more it spreads. These students
should be allowed a free rein within
reasonable limits in order that they
can be made to realize how really few
people are interested in listening to
their theories."
President Ruthven's ultimatum also
stated that "no meetings will be per-
mnitted on the campus or in University
buildings without permission being
obtained from University authorities."
The Daily was unable to contact offi-
cials at either the Union or Lane Hall
last night to determine whether rad-
ical organizations will be allowed to
hold future meetings in these build-
Action Is Promised
The statement promised that
"necessary action will be taken
promptly," and also stated that "stu-
dents who are known to have inter-
fered with the proper conduct of Uni-
versity affairs and with the work of
their fellows are being investigated."
President Ruthven's declaration fol-
lowed a resolution issued by the
Knights Templar at a meeting held
recently in Grand Rapids, cautioning
the University that the organization
would no longer aid students if such
conditions were tolerated on the cam-
Although no definite events were
mentioned in the proclamation, it
was believed that President Ruth-
yen's statement was largely prompt-
ed by criticisms leveled at the iJni-
versity, the recent lecture by John
Strachey, English communist, spon-
3ored by radical students, and the
strike against war and fascism.
Duty To State Stressed

Michigan Finishes Successful
Debating Season At Evanston

Malinowski isits Trobriands
To Prove Freud Theory Wrong

One of Michigan's most successful
debating years came to a close at
Evanston, Ill., during Spring vaca-
tion when the men's Varsity clinched
the Western Conference champion-
ship by' taking four out of six con-
tests in the round-robin tournament.
This brought the combined total
for the men and women teams up to
seven victories against six defeats for
the year.
Ohio State, Iowa, Minnesota, and
Wisconsin all went down in defeat be-
fore the verbal offensive of the four
men who represented Michigan on
the Northwestern campus. Purdue
and Illinois, however, were awarded
decisions over the Wolverines. The
tournament was held April 5 and 6.

just before Spring vacation. The
medal and $50 prize which go with
the testimonial were given to Eleanor
Blum, '35, Katherine Stoll, '35, Doro-
thy Saunders, '36, Barbara Lutts, '36,
Mary Esther Burns, '35, and Betty
Smith, '35Ed.
The men's team carried the main
weight of the year's schedule under
the coaching of Dr. James McBurney
of the speech department, conquering
Northwestern in the Fall and annex-
ing second place in the national Sig-
ma Delta Rho tournament March 30
at Madison.
Honors for the men went to Edward
Litchfield, '36, who successfully debat-
ed all comers to win the national pub-
lic discussions contest.

The story of how Dr. Bronislaw
Malinowski, noted British anthropol-
ogist who speaks here today, dis-
proved a Freudian psycho-analytic
theory by going to the Trobriand Is-
lands, in the far-off western Pacific,
was told yesterday by Prof. Leslie
White of the anthropology depart-
The Freud theory in question, Pro-
fessor White explained, is called the
"Oedipus Complex." It declares that
in every boy there is an inherent hate
for his father and a love for his moth-
er. The theory is named after a
tragedy by Sophicles, "Oedipus Rex."
While Dr. Malinowski admitted the
presence of the Oedipus Complex, ac-
cording to Professor White, he held

preme. The father is but little more,
than a guest in~his wife's home, Pro-
fessor White pointed out.
Dr. Malinowski found among these
strange people that the son and the
father have a close comradeship,
while the son has a stiff and formal
feeling, almost a hatred, toward his
mother's brother who "bosses" the
home. Among the Trobriands, Pro-
fessor White continued, Dr. Malinow-
ski found that the attachment of the
son for his mother outlived itself, and
that there was a "strict taboo" on
the relationships of brother and sis-
Putting all these things together,
Dr. Malinowski declared that Freud
was wrong about the Oedipus Com-
plex. The hate of the son for his
father was not an inherent tendency,

In the proclamation, particular
3mphasis was placed upon the fact
that the University "proposes to
ontinue to fulfill to the utmost its
obligations to the state and to the
cause of genuine education," and
that violations of the ultimatum "will
be dealt with promptly and vigorous-
The complete statement, as issued
by the President, is as follows
"University work has been inter-
fered with and the reputation of the
institution has been called into ques-
tion recently by perversive activi-
ties of a few professional agitators,
by certain other misguided persons
not connected with the University,
some of whom are residents and citi-
zens of the state, and some of whom
are not, and, unfortunately, by a
small group of immature students.
Continuance of these activities will
not be tolerated.
"As has been the practice in the
past, no meetings will be permitted

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