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Editorials
Appreciation For Sacrifice ;
The Jamboree Disappoints..,

VOL. XLV. No. 149

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1935

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Hold Honors
Convocation
HereToday
More Than 725 Students
To Be Recognized For
Scholastic Achievement
Talk Will Be Given
By H. S. Dennison
Seniors, Graduates Will
Wear Caps And Gowns;
Classes Dismissed
The 12th annual Honors Convoca-
tion, recognizing more than 725 Uni-
versity students f o r scholastic
achievement, will be held at 11 a.m.
today in Hill Auditorium.
Henry Sturgis Dennison, president
of the Dennison Manufacturing Com-
pany, Framingham, Mass., will deliv-
er the Convocation address. Presi-
dent Alexander G. Ruthen will be the
presiding officer.
Classes in all schools and colleges,
with the exception of clinics, willsbe
dismissed at 10:30 a.m. Clinical stu-
dents receiving honors will be ex-
cused.
All seniors and graduates in the
honors group have been requested by
the Convocation committee to wear
the traditional cap and gown, and al-
though the general student body is
invited to attend, a special section
of the auditorium has been set aside
for those receiving honors. Parents
of members of the honor group have
also received special invitations to
attend.
InstU'uted By Burton
The purpose of the Convocation,
which was instituted in 1924 by the
late Marion LeRoy Burton, former
president of the University, is to give
the University an opportunity to plib-
licly recognize the scholastic abilities
and achievements of University stu-
dents.
The first public announcement of
those students who are eligible to
membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Phi
Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, and other spe-
cial and professional scholastic hon-
orary societies, will be made in the
Convocation program.
Students who will receive senior
honor recognition are those who have
attained at least a "B" average and
hold rank in the highest 10 per cent;
of the senior classes in the various
schools and colleges of the Univer-
sity.
'A'-'B' Average Needed
Juniors, sophomores, and freshmen
who will receive honors must have
attained an average equivalent to at
least half "A" and half "B."
Graduate students who have re-
ceived fellowships, scholarships, and
prizes, will also be honored.
Mr. Dennison received an honorary
degree in business administration
from this University in 1929. He re-
ceived his A. B. degree at Harvard in
1899 and his Sc.D. degree at the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania in 1927.
He returned Tuesday from a Eu-
ropean trip, where he attended the
International Labor Conference at
Geneva.

Michigan History Collection Is Dunckel To
Begun By History Department Withhold His

By FRED WARNER NEAL that the principal reason for starting
The beginnings of a Michigan his- a Michigan history collection in the
tory collection, with the aim of mak- University is to locate valuable mate-
ing the University a mecca for im- rial for the purpose of research. In
portant state historical documents, this regard, he made a plea for all
were announced yesterday by the his- students to "keep on the look-out"
tory department. for anything relating to Michigan
The collection, which is under the { history that they might run onto in
supervision of Prof. Louis G. Vander their home towns.
Velde, is a distinctly new policy for Things the University is especially
the University, and according to Pro- interested in, he said, are papers of
fessor Vander Velde, is in line with public men and of industrial leaders,
action taken by history departments records of governmental activities, re-
in many other state universities. ports of state organizations, records
"The history department is of the of Michigan industries, and copies ofI
opinion." Professor Vander Velde de- early newspapers. A collection ofI
clared, "that the University is the books on Michigan history is also be-
logical place for the preservation of ing attempted, he stated.
material on Michigan history. While While a University collection of
in the past we have had no one whose Michigan history has been under con-
::pecial interest lay in this field, we sideration here for some time as a
felt that the time has now come for faculty research project, the idea is
us to make a concerted effort to col- in complete accord with the recom-
lect all available state historical mendation of Gov. Frank D. Fitz-
data." gerald, who in his January message
President Alexander G. Ruthven to the legislature, cited it as a "wor-
praised the idea as being "excellent. thy endeavor."
I am back of it 100 per cent," he de- Professor Vander Velde called at-
clared. The President stated that he tention to the fact the University al-
was in complete accord with all ac- ready has some Michigan historical
tion being taken by the history de- material here, both in its own pos-
partment in this regard. session and on loan. This includes,
Professor Vander Velde pointed out he said, an almost complete file of
that "in spite of the fact that Mich- the Signal of Liberty, an abolitionist
igan has a rich historical background, newspaper published in Ann Arbor in
with the exception of a few notable the 1840's; papers by Lucius Lyon,
achievements, this field has been one of Michigan's first two United
grieviously neglected. It is this his- States senators; the papers of the
tory that we are trying to locate." distinguished Michigan statesman,
Professor Vander Velde emphasized (Continvea on Psa' 21

Anti-Red Bill
Senator Announces, 'We
Are Definitely Killing
The Bill'
Labor Delegates In
Iiouse Make Gains
i Judiciary Committee Gives
Hearing On Baldwin-
Dunckel Bill
LANSING, April 25. - (A) - The
communist party, object of drastic
punitive legislation this season, won
its initial victory today in the Legis-
lature.
Sen. Miller Dunckel (Rep., Three
Rivers), one of the sponsors of anti-
communism legislation, announced
plans to kill a measure designed to
keep the Communist party off the
election ballot. The bill would pro-
hibit the ballot to any party advo-
cating the overthrow of the govern-
ment.
Labor delegates also gained a slight
victory during the day when the House
judiciary committee granted them a
hearing on the Baldwin-Dunckel bill
passed by the Senate Wednesday.
which would make it a felony to ad-
vocate the overthrow of the govern-
ment. The hearing will be held at 10
o'clock next Thursday morning be-
fore the judiciary committee. It will
not be an open inquiry.
Senator Dunckel said he will have
his bill returned to Senate state af-
fairs committee where it will remain.
"We are definitely killing the bill,"
the senator said.
"The bill, after a thorough study,
has been found to be without merit.
Our purpose this season in anti-com-
munism bills has been to obtain new
weapons against those who advocate
the overthrow of the government.
"This bill would deny the ballot to
a particular party. It is not in lineC
with the general purpose of our other
measures. I believe it would pass the
Senate but I am having the bill killed."
Labor delegates were denied a hear-
ing on the punitive bill before it
passed the Senate. Spokesmen said
today they may attempt a public hear-
ing after the one before the judiciary
committee next week.
SCA President
To Resign At
SSmester Enu

Oriental Group
Will Conclude
Meeting To day
Papers To Be Presented,
Committee Appointed At
Final Business Session
A business meeting, in which a com-
mittee to nominate next year's offi-
cers will be appointed, and a series
of papers will be presented, will con--
clude the one hundred and forty-sev-
enth meeting of the American Orien-
tal Society here today.
The Society has been meeting here
since Thursday, being attended by 50
members from all over the United
States and numerous interested per-
sons on the campus.
Today's sessions will begin at 9:15
a.m. in the Alumni Memorial Hall,
with Prof. Roland G. Kent of the
University of Pennsylvania, president
of the society presiding. A report of
the directors regarding the time and
place of the next meeting will first
be entertained. Other features of this
session will be reports of the various
committees and delegates, the ap-
pointment of the nominating commit-
tee and a committee on arrange-
ments for the ensuing year, and the
appointment of auditors by the pres-
ident.

Students A s k
Statement o f I
Lecture Policy
Five Questions Answered
By Group Of Prominent
University Men
Answers to five questions were sub-
mitted to Prof. Carl Brandt, secretary;
of the University Committee on Lec-
ture Policy, last night by a group
of 20 prominent students, who were
asked to submit a basis for a defini-
tive statement of policy following
their protest against the University's
withholding of permission for John
Strachey to speak in Hill Auditorium.
The questions, together with sug-
gestions of the committee, were sub-
mitted by Wilbert L. Hindman, Grad.,;
and Edward H. Litchfield, '36, win-
ner of the National Public Discus-
sions Contest, member of the Varsity
debating team, and chairman of this
year's Spring Parley.x
First, was asked, "What constitutes
a responsible organization?"
Secondly, the nature of the proced-
ure by which such an organization
may go about to obtain the use of a
University building was asked.
"What must be the personal quali-
fications of a lecturer?" was the third
question.
The fourth question asked what
limitations are placed on the subject
matter of a lecture to be given in aj
University building.
Lastly, the student group asks,
"What definite provisions relating to
lecture policy exist in the By-Laws
of the Board of Regents and in deeds
of gift of University buildings?"
"We believe," the group concludes,
"that the use of University grounds
(that is, walks, steps, and other out-
of-door parts of the campus) for lec-
tures, assemblages, demonstrations,
parades, etc., should be subject to no
restriction whatsoever, so long as it.
does not involve a violation of legal
or moral sanctions.-

Law Club To!
Observe 10th
Anniversary
Gilbert Montague To Make
Addresses In Founder's
Day Program Today
Case Club Finals To
Feature Exercises
Quealy And Quaife Meet
Kitlinger And Barnako
In Annual Event
The finals of the Case Club argu-
ments, three lectures by Gilbert H.
Montague, prominent New York law-
yer, and a banquet to be held tonight
in the Law Club will be featured in
the 10th annual Founder's Day cele-
bration at the Club.
In the Case Club arguments to be
held at 1:30 p.m. in Room 100, Hut-
chins Hall, Erle A. Kitlinger and
Frank R. Barnako will contest with
Patrick Quealy and Donald Quaife,
all Law School juniors, in a hypo-
thetical legal problem growing out
of the depression. These four stu-
dents have eliminated a group of 72
contestants from the arguments in
the junior class.
The case involves a business prob-
lem of economic duress and arises in
a dispute between a contractor and
a municipality and the bank which
has issued its bonds. The Henry M.
Campbell Memorial Award of prizes
totaling $150 will be distributed fol-
lowing the argument. Ju s t i c e s
George E. Bushnell, Henry M. Butzel,
and Louis H. Fead of the State Su-
preme Court will act as judges.
Mr. Montague, who has acted as
counsel in numerous Federal and
State anti-trust investigations, and
who has had wide experience in
national politics, will give three
lectures on problems relating to the
New Deal.
The first lecture, having as its
title, "NRA In Operation," will be
given at 4Hp.m.. today in Room 100,
Hutchins Hall. The second, "Exec-
utive Law-Making Under the Con-
stitution," will be given tonight at
tha banquet in the Law Club. The
third, "The Future of the NRA, " has
been scheduled for 11 a.m. Satur-
day and will be given in Room 100,
Hutchins Hall. The first and third of
the talks are open to the public.
The 10th annual Founder's Day
banquet, to be held at 7 p.m. in the
Club dining hall, will feature the
second of Mr. Montague's lectures.
Regent Edmund C. Shields will also
speak at the banquet and will award
the "billets" which are given each
year to seniors who have spent at
least two years in the club.
Chapman To Talk
On Human Affairs
Dr. Royal N. Chapman, dean of the
Graduate School and director of the
Experimental Station of Tropical Ag-
riculture of the University of Ha-
waii, will speak at 4:15 this afternoon
on "Creative Research and Human
Affairs" in the Natural Science Audi-
torium in another of the University
lecture series.
Dr. Chpman is world-famous for
his knowledge of insect population
and is the author of a text used by the
University on animal ecology, accord-

ing to Prof. Samuel A. Graham of the
zoology department.
Schoolmasters T
Long Prepara
For weeks, officers of the School-
masters' Club announce, they have
been at work on plans for the banquet
toniA ht in commemoration of their

To Elect President Of
Interfraternity Council
The new president of the Inter-
fraternity Council will be elected
at a general meeting of the Coun-
cil at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the
Union, Alvin H. Schleifer, '35, sec-
retary, announced yesterday.
The Executive Committee of the
Council will meet Tuesday to nom-
inate three men for the position.
Schleifer said that all students
wishing to netition for the nosi-

Sixth Annual Conference
On Teacher Training Is
Held In Morning
Sessions To Draw
Large Attendance
Educational Problems Are
Discussed In Afternoon
By College Officials

W 11 AS* u** g pJ*u1 pAI/* *lJA. f1,1G 1fl
tion must have their petitions in By CLINTON B. CONGER
not later than noon Tuesday. The seventieth meeting of the Mich-
igan Schoolmasters' Club opened yes-
} terday with special conferences of two
Elect Litchfield groups meeting in conjunction with
the sessions of the Club. Attendance
. As Chairm anOf at the early meetings gave promise
of a large turnout for the regular
sessions of the Club itself.
Spi-ngy Parlev First of the special meetings, held
./ in the morning, was the sixth annual
conference on Teacher Training,
Discussion To Be Based sponsored by the School of Educa-
tion. The other, taking place in the
On 'Values Involved - In afternoon, was the meeting of presi-
Conflict At Michigan' dents, deans, registrars, and other
college officers and heads of depart-
ments of Michigan colleges inthe
The Spring Parley General Com- conference on problems in the field
mittee unanimously adopted the re- of higher education, sponsored by the
vised title, ValuestInvolved in the University Bureau ofCooperation'
Social Conflict at the University of With Educational Institutions.
Michigan," for the 1935 Parley sched-
uled for May 3, 4, and 5 at a meeting Reports Given
held last night at the League. The morning session was in the
Edward Litchfield, '36, was elected form of reports and discussions on
chairman of the Parley by the com- chapters of the 1935 Yearbook "The
mittee, which also went on record to Education of Teachers" of the Na-
adopt five sub-topics on which a por- tional Society of College Teachers of
tion of the three-day discussion will Education. The meeting. was presid-
be based. The subjects selected were: ed over by Dean James B. Edmonson
"Academic Freedom," "Technique for of the School of Education.
Social Action," "Race Discrimina- The first speaker was Dean W. E.
tion," "War," and "Political Philos- Lessenger of Wayne University, who
ophy." . reviewed the chapter of "Selective
Commenting on the choice of the Admission and Promotion." While
subject last night, Litchfield said, "In there has to date been little truly se--
view of recent campus developments, l lective admission to schools of edu-
the entire executive and general com- cation, he pointed out, there is a gen-
mittee feels that this subject must be eral trend in that direction, with
of particular interest to all socially qualifications to be set up in scholas-
conscious students. Every effort has tic ability, mental capacity, health
' been made to select such a subject as and mental stability.
this which will appeal to all students The object would be, he continued,
and members of the faculty whether I to eliminate the poorer candidates
conservative or liberal." i for the teaching profession before
The executive committee was in- they even enter their professional
structed to contact a list of faculty training.
men to make up the panel which is iDescribe Curriculum Trend
hoped to bring out all points of view Aeoribe chlmtren
on current questions, according to A report on the chapter dealing
members of the committee. with "Curriculum," given by Prof.
Committee members appointed last Thomas M. Carter of Albion, followed.
night to make preparations for the Here he indicated that the trend is
event are, Marjorie Hiscock,'36, Patri- more and more toward a broad gen-
cia Woodward, '36, on the secretariat; eral training rather than limitation
Wilbert Hineman, Grad., on the con- to the field of intended study.
tinuations committee; Dorothy Roth, The question of a teaching "in-
'36, on the banquet committee; and terneship" in the form of intensive
Irving Levitt, '36, Arthur Taub, '35, practice teaching after graduation
and James Merry, '36, on the publicity and before takig up the duties of a
committee. regular teacher was also discussed
Members of the Model League of j and warmly recommended at this
Nations, which meets at the same time point. It was also recommended that
' were invited to attend the sessions of the professional curricula should
the Parley. Martin Wagner, Grad., be differentiated according to the in-
was. appointed to contact the Model tended field of service, such as ele-
League to issue the invitation. mentary or secondary schools, or the
special schools for the deaf, blind, or
LIVING COST TO RISE mentally retarded.
NEW YORK, April 25 -(P)- A rise Schorling Speaks
of more than 100 per cent in the cost The third speaker on the morning
of living in the next 10 years was fore- program was Prof. Raleigh Schorling
cast to the American Chemical So- of the School of Education, who dis-
ciety today by Dr. Melvin T. Cope- ! cussed the Yearbook's chapter on "Di-
land, professor of marketing in the rected Teaching," which he wrote.
Graduate School of Business Admin- The trends in this field, he said, are
istration, Harvard University. toward placing the practice teaching
- early in the professional training, a
broader definition of the term to in-
ell H i stor Ofclude observation, participation, and
the teaching itself, and emphasis on
the quality and training of the critic
tion For Banquet!teacher
Other trends are toward the in-
creasing use of the case or problem
held the post since. Although not method of directed teaching, provis-
secretary, he was a former director ions for experience in some of the
and treasurer of the Michigan Fed- non-instructional functions of the
eration of Teachers' Clubs, and an teacher, the use of the individual con-

Special
Open

Meetings
Convention
;hoolmasters

I

Six papers will then be presented,
two by University faculty members.
These are "Remarks on Some Syrian
Bronze Amulets" by Prof. Campbell
Bonner, head of the Greek depart-

rj
to.

ment; and "Figurines from Seleucia
rJ1 on the Tigris and the Question of
r. Hawley Tapping Parthian Art," by Miss Wilhelmina
- r t T Po Van Ingen, research associate in ar-
Reelected To ost chaeology. This last paper will be9
illustrated, according to last night's
T. Hawley Tapping, general secre- arrangements. Nearly all the papers,
4f thp. Alumni Association was while termed of outstanding import-

,ry of ue iailtav aa , -
recently appointed to succeed himself
as American Alumni Council director
of regional conferences. He was also
named director of membership.
At the same time the Michigan
Alumnus, edited by Mr. Tapping, was
awarded a special prize by the Council
for an article by Dr. Eugene S. Mc-
Cartney; editor of scholarly publica-
tions.
Board Sets Date For
Filing Of Applications
The Board in Control of Studentj
Publications will hold its meeting1
for the appointment of managing
editor and business manager of
The Michigan Daily, The Summer
Michigan Daily, the Michigan-
ensian, and the Gargoyle, and
business manager of the Summer
Directory, at 2:30 p.m., May 17,
1935.
Each applicant for a position is
requested to file nine copies of his
letter of application with the Audi--
tor of Student Publications not
later than May 10, 1934, for the use
of the members of the Board. Car-
bon copies, if legible, will be satis-
factory. Each letter should state
facts as to the applicant's experi-
ence upon the publication or else-

ance by experts in the Oriental field,
are technical in nature. Seven other
papers will be read by title only.

Graduating Engineering Student
To Meet Changed Conditions
Engineering students on the brink j types of engineers. "The principal

of a hostile world will find changed
conditions existing between employers
Sand the prospective job-hunter, in
the opinion of W. B. McClelland, as-j
sistant to the president of the Case
School of Applied Science at Cleve-
land.
After an extended investigation into
industrial concerns with an eye to-
ward aiding engineering graduates to,
sell their services, Mr. McClelland be-
lieves, that the time when college
graduates received four or five defi-
nite offers of employment is forever
past. "It has been found that the
men who during the depression were
forced to make aggressive efforts to
obtain employment turned out to be
more interested employees than those
who were asked to join the organiza-
tion," Mr. McClelland observed in a
report to Prof. R. S. Swinton of the
engineering school. "Companies may
- nar-~n~ yntimr mn in hit mnvnn'iena

source of employment for civil engi-
neers, especially those who have ma-
jored in hydraulics, will be with the
government projects, some on the
government payroll, but most with the
private contracting companies who
win the bids. It is useless to send
anyone to Washington to get a job,
since the Federal functions are being
decentralized and the people in the
local communities have the authority
to hire. Those majoring in structural
design will probably have a little more
difficulty.
"The mechanical engineers are
finding employment with companies
manufacturing industrial products,
who are coming to realize that the
valuable merchandizer is the man who
has an engineering background and
can analyze his customer's needs.
Uncertainties among public utilities
are making the electrical engineer
less fortunate; however, the vacuum
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Anderson Quits As Move
To Establish Custom Of
ElectingJuniors
Although having one more year to
serve, Russell F. Anderson, '36, re-
signed as president of the Student
Christian Association yesterday, the 1
resignation to take effect at the end
of the current semester.
Anderson stated that the reasons
for his handing in his resignation
were twofold. "First," he said, "the,
plan of electing a junior to the presi-
dency should be established as a regu-
lar procedure in order to unify the
work of Lane Hall. As matters are
now, the building is entirely student-
managed, and thus with the gradu-
ation of each senior president the I
experience gained is lost."
Anderson will remain on the S.C.A.
cabinet and serve in an advisory ca-
pacity. The retaining of the past
president as an advisor will thus give
the staff of the S.C.A. "continuity
and stableness."
"The second reason for my resign-
ing," Anderson continued, "is to fin-
ish up a book I am writing which
will deal with contemporary college
life." Anderson has already had one
book published.
At the present time there are sixI
sophomores on the S.C.A. cabinet
and from this group the next S.C.A.
president will be selected. Petitions
for the position must be submitted
to Anderson by May 5, and the elec-
tion will be held in the next three or
four weeks.
Journalist Will Be
Distributed Today
The second issue of the Michigan
Journalist, laboratory publication of
the journalism department, will be
distributed today, members of the de-
partment announced. The paper was
printed for the department by the;
Adrian Daily Telegram.

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fiftieth anniversary. 'The program, organizer and first president of the ference, and again the suggestion of
when completed, was built around the Michigan High School Athletic Asso- the "interneship," he said.
past officers of the "organization, and IThe final report of the morning
chiefly in honor of Louis P. Jocelyn, At the turn of the century, with the session was made by Dean C. L. An-
secretary-treasurer of the club for 15-year-old Schoolmasters Club at a spach of Michigan State Normal Col-
33 years, and Mrs. Jocelyn. low ebb, he was asked by Dean-em lege, president-elect of Ashland Col-
itus Allan S. Whitney of the School legen peidnlofshd Co-
Only recently it has been made i of Education to attempt a resuscita- lege in Ohio who discussed the chap-
known that the two guests of honor tion. Accordingly in 1902 he became terion "Supply, Demand, and Ctional
will be unable to attend. Ill for the secretary-treasurer of the club. InIcation." relation to a national
first time in 40 years, the retiring ' 1904 he was given the office perma- survey of the subject, he stated that
"All-American" secretary is confined nently. there is a great oversupply of teach-
to his home with pneumonia, missing "Since then the Schoolmasters' Club ers nationally. This situation, how-
the Club's meeting for the first time has been my big interest outside my I ever, does not prevail in Michigan,
since he joined. And although Mrs. teaching - and my wife's too." Since with what surplus we have being
Jocelyn is temporarily acting secre- that time, the Club has prospered. gradually used, as the yearly turn-
tary-treasurer in his place, she also Where its dues receipts were once only over is greater than the product of
' will be unable to attend the ban- $3, its membership reached 3,112 in the teaching colleges, so that by 1940
quet. 11928, although not that high at pres- the surplus may have vanished.
Mr. Jocelyn, at present a teacher ent. At a joint luncheon of the two
SmnthPmatin + AlAnn ArbA -Tirh i At the testimoniald rinner tnnio-htI conferences combined President

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