TIHE MICHIGA N DAILY.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1935
Washtenaw And Nearby
Counties Show Rise In
Payment Of Taxes ;
The results of a tax history study
and survey made in 16 counties of
Michigan by the Bureau of Govern-
ment of the University and the Mich-
igan Municipal league have receently
been announced by Harold D. Smith
as showing a noticeable increase dur-!
ing the past year in the paying up of
delinquent, or "back" taxes, and in
the prompt payment of current taxes.
These results are termed of partic-
ular interest at the present time be-
cause of the agitation in certain quar-
ters for legislative action concerning
the cancellation of delinquent prop-
erty taxes. Washtenaw county is one
of the centers of the movement, and
has been covered by the survey.
This study, according to Mr. Smith,
who is director of the Michigan Mu-
nicipal League, emphasizes the turn
taken for the better in current and
delinquent tax collections in most of
these counties including Washtenaw
during the past fiscal year.
All too often, Mr. Smith stated, the
public discussion of what is happen-
ing to the property tax, particularly!
concerning its ability to share in the.
support of the government," is shot
through with a maximum of vagaries
and a minimum of facts purporting
to show that year by year these de-
linquencies are massing and piling up
-on the state, while inequal propor-
tion, current collections of taxes are
This reasoning, Mr. Smith empha-
sized, hints that catching up in their
public obligations is impossible for
persons who have become delinquents,
and that the only way out for the
government is to cancel all delin-
quencies, particularly those long past
due, or to exempt certain classes of
property, notably those having had
the largest delinquencies in the past,,
or as a last resort, to trade prompt
current ,payments in the future for,
past delinquencies of one sort or an-;
Would Relieve Delinquents
Each or any of these alternatives,;
Mr. Smith added, would destroy the
government's equities in anticipated
collections of delinquencies, and
would relieve delinquent property
holders of their debt and of their
proper public obligation to pay their1
fair share 'for governmental services.
Non#delinquent property owners have
already sacrificed themselves to pay;
for these services, he said.
This survey to date indicates that
in the main citizens are not only
paying their current taxes, but are
also catching up with their past de-
linquencies, and that the number of
property holders who would suffer
unjustly if delinquent taxes were can-
celled after they had paid theirs is
Concluding on an optimistic note,
Mr. Smith particularly praised the
work of the HOLC, the farm loans of
which are resonsible, according to the
results of the survey, for much of
the increased tax payment. The HOLC
has extended some loans on tax de-
linquencies; the total being estimated
to form 10 per cent of last year's de-
linquencies, and has been vital in
encouraging the farmers of the vari-
ous communities in which it has
Semester Starts InI
The Ann Arbor Freshman College
will open its second semester Mon-
day, according to an announcement
received from the office of the super-
intendent of schools.
All those interested in registering
are advised to apply for admission to-
day at the superintendent's office in
the Ann Arbor High School on State!
Street. The courses which are to be
given are history, English, French,
C rman, mathematics, zoology and
Macon Disaster Survivors Brought Ashore
Students To Get
By RALPH W. HURD
Opportunities for senor and grad-
uate aeronautical engineers to obtain
flight training at the Naval Air Sta-
tion. Pensacola, Fla., were presented
yesterday by Lieut. Harlan K. Per-
ril, of the United States Navy, who
is now taking graduate work at the
Seniors who receive their degrees
in June, and recent graduates, who
are unmarried and between the ages
of 21 and 27, are eligible for this
training, he said. R.O.T.C. training
is not required for the work, nor is
previous aviation experience.
In describing the connections of
the University with the Navy, Lieu-
tenant Perrill pointed out the fact
i hat for years the Navy department
has sent officers here to study explo-
sives, and also in the last two years!
has embarked on a policy of sending
One Cent Rise
Of Milk Prices
iNOW In Effect
Ann Arbor Cost Is Still
Lower Than Charge In
The one cent increase in local milk
prices that was voted Wednesday by
producers and distributors of the dis-
trict became effective at noon yester-'
The increase, which still makes the
nrice in Ann Arbor a cent lower than
in Detroit, was agreed on in a meet-
ing called by a deputy representative
of theAgriculture Adjustment Ad-
The reason for the increase was
given as an effort to get milk into
Ann Arbor from producers who would
otherwise take advantage of the high-
er price in the metropolitan market.
Milk tested for four per cent but-
ter fat is increased from 10 cents to
11 cents a quart and from five to six
cents a pint, while Jersey and Guern-
sey milk, testing four and seven tenths
in butter fat, is raised from 11 to 12
cents per quart and from six to sev-
en cents per pint. Jersey with five
and four tenths butter fat now sells
for 13 cents a quart and eight cents
aviators here to study aviation power
plnnrs. there being four this year.
In addition to this until two years
ago a course in Naval Aviation was
u.__ered on the campus to seniors in-
sre4ed in becoming aviators in the
Naval Reserve. This course was dis-
continued largely because of the
shortage of funds for training such
personnel, he stated.
In spite of the fact, however, two
Michigan graduates were sent to the
Naval Air Station at Pensacola last
summer and according to the latest
reports are getting along with "fly-
ing colors," Lieutenant Perrill said.
This year, along with the revived
public interestain the Navy has come
a "New Deal" for Naval Reserve Avia-
tion, he continued. The Director of
Budget has provided for the flight
training of approximately 360 re-
serves, this figure being subject to
the amount finally appropriated by
Congress. All indications, however.
Lieutenant Perrill predicted, pointed
to the authdrization for this number
This will mean that from the area
served by the Naval Reserve Air Base
at Grosse Ile, which includes the
University of Michigan, about 60 stu-
dents will be sent to Pensacola dur-
ing the coming summer, he said.
Lieutenant Perrill plans to give a
short talk on this subject at the meet-
ing of the aeronautical engineers
division of the A.S.M.E. which will
be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the
Union. He will interview all those
who are interested in fuller details
after the meeting.
Relief Views Upheld
-Associated Press Photo.
In this Associated Press picture is shown a group of survivors of the ill-fated dirigible Maron, as they
landed at San Francisco aboard the U. S. S. Richmond after the big airship had sunk in the Pacific off Point
Sur, Calif., in the third major disaster for naval aircraft in recent years.
Japan Is Urge
Senator Thomas Suggests
Proposal As Means To
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. - OP) -
An interchange of students with Ja-
pan was proposed today by Senator
Thomas (Dem., Utah), as a means
of bringing about a better and "neces-
sary understanding" between the two
Otherwise, Thomas, who spent five
years as a teacher in Japan, said, he
feared that distrust between the two
nations would grow until it brought
war within the next ten years.
The quiet-spoken Utah Democrat
said such a conflict would be "the
bloodiest ever known to the world."
He suggested that Congress pro-
vide an annual appropriation for five
years to bring deserving Japanese stu-
dents to the United States universities
and colleges. It would, through the
state department, ask Japan to make
similar provisions for financing stu-
dents from the United States in Jap-
anese institutions of higher learning.
The Utah senator said at least 10,-
000 students from the oriental nation
could study here for four years each
"at a total cost of but slightly more
than one battleship."
"Thus for but a little more than the
cost of a battleship to each, Japan
and the United States could guaran-
tee peace in the Pacific where war
would be foolish and disastrous," he
"Nations that understood each
other and have no fear of each
other will never fight. What better
way is there to obtain this necessary
understanding and trust with its re-
sulting guarantees of peace?"
FERA STUDENTS TO DANCE
All University students working on
FERA jobs have been invited to at-
tend, free of charge, the weekly
dances held from 9 to 12 p.m. every
Saturday night in the Unitarian;
Church. A five-piece orchestra and
entertainment are features of the
NEW CARS FOR TAXI SERVICE
AT THE LYDIA MENDELSSOHN
An Art Cinema League Presentation
"THE GOOD COMPANIONS"
Unlike any of the Art Cinema
League presentations to date, "The
Good Companions" is a musical com-1
edy, light, gay, and oh, so veddy,
veddy British! 'As such it will amuse
most of those who see it, and espe-
cially those who do not make a very
critical comparison between it and
American musical movie, which, even
in its most mediocre examples, is a
far superior" medium of entertain-
The basic elements of "The Good
Companions" are a very sketchy -and
poorly put together adaption of the
plot of J. B. Priestly's novel, three
songs which just miss being hits, and
Miss Jesse Mathews (which means a
beautiful figure topped by a Lor-
etta Youngish head which produces
lots of pep). Among the minor at-
tractions might be considered the
fact that everyone in the cast is Eng-
lish and consequently has the accent
which never fails to amuse American
There is not much more, however.
The whole production is haphazard,
the photography and direction'being
poor, and the acting too hurried and
sketchy. It is all thrown together,
and the producers have missed many
opportunities to create a good show.
Of Library At Work
All students who received degrees
in library science last June have
obtained full-time positions, it was
announced recently by Dr. William
W. Bishop, librarian of the Univer-
sity and head of the department of
Some of these positions are temp-
orary, Dr. Bishop explained, several
of the graduates working on FERA
projects in public libraries in Mich-
igan and other states. Also, he added,
salaries are considerably lower than
they have been in former years.
"However, in spite of these factors,"
Dr. Bishop continued, "according to
reports received by us, no other school
has an equivalent record of having
obtained employment for all mem-
bers of last year's graduating class.
LONDON, Feb. 15. --(P) -A de-
termined labor effort to have the
House of Commons censure Prime
Minister Ramsay MacDonald's gov-
ernment for its unemployment relief
policy went down to overwhelming
defeat late last night.
The vote, coming after charges
and countercharges had been hurled
back and forth as MacDonald fought
back stoutly at his adversary, was
374 to 68.
MacDonald, striking out lustily in
reply to his critics in the labor and
liberal . camps, charged the labor
party with "making political capital
out of the unemployed."
George Lansbury, veteran labor
leader, who moved the motion of
non-confidence in the national gov-
ernment, asserted MacDonald's min-
istry had "forfeited the confidence
of the country" in handling the unem-
ployed assistance bill.
All Shades Spring Lining
Tailored to Fit,
$22 and up
Chas. Doukas, Custom Tailor
1319 South University
The selection, buying and preparation of
the right kinds of Turkish tobaccos
for making Chesterfield Cigarettes is
a business in itself.
XYJE have buyers in all the to-
bacco markets of Turkey and
Greece, including Xanthi, Cavalla,
Smyrna and Samsoun.
And at Smyrna
JACQUES GORDON, 1st Violin PAUL ROBYN, Viola
DAVID SACKSON, 2nd Violin NAOUM BENDITZKY, Cellist
has built the most modern to-
bacco plant in the Near East.
Here the spicy, aromatic Turkish
leaf is sorted and graded under the
eyes of our own tobacco men.
Then it is put away to age in its
own climate for two years or more
to make it milder and better-tasting.
When you blend and cross-blend
the right kinds of aromatic Turkish
tobacco with mild ripe home-grown
tobaccos as we do in Chesterfield
you have .. .
the cigarette that tastes better
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