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The Weather
Snow flurries, colder today;
tomorrow generally fair.

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Meet The Professor ...
The Gold Decision .



New Board.
-Of Panhell'

New President And Secretary Of Panhellenic

Dean Bursley
Asks Delay
In Initiations

Hauptniann s
New Appeal
Fight Begun

Jane Arnold Is
President Of


Officers Will Be
Installed March 26
Mary Jean Pardee, Jane
Servis, Betty Rich Are
Named For Posts
iJane Arnold, '36, was elected pres-
ident of Panhellenic Association yes-
terday at a general meeting in the
League. Jane Servis, '36, was named
secretary; Mary Jean Pardee, '36,
treasurer; and Betty Rich, '36, rush-
ing secretary.
Miss Arnold, a member of Chi
Omega sorority, is from Santa Bar-
bara, Calif. She was chairman of
Panhellenic Banquet in October, and
holds in addition the office of vice-
president of W.A.A. this year. She is
also chairman of Penny Carnival, and
is a member of Wyvern, junior hon-
orary society.
Miss Servis, of Detroit, is affiliated
with Collegiate Sorosis. She acted as
chairman of this year's Panhellenic
Ball, held Dec. 1. The new treasurer,
Miss Pardee, of Dearborn, is a mem-
ber of Kappa Alpha Theta. She was
secretary of her class during her
freshman year, and served on the
rushing rules committee of Panhel-
lenic this year.
Miss Rich, of Highland Park, was
a member of the central committee
for Panhellenic Ball this year. She
was freshman representative of the
League Board, and finance chairman
of Sophomore Cabaret. She also be-
longs to Wyvern, and is affiliated with
Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Betty Aigler, '35, retiring president
of the organization, presided at yes-
terday's meeting. The newly elected
officers will begin their term at the
March~meeting of Panhelle iic. Other
women to go out of office at that time
are Ruth Root, '35, who has acted
as secretary during the past year,
Jane Brucker, '35, retiring rushing
secietary, and Virginia Cluff, '35,
former treasurer.
The new officers will be officially
installed at the League Installation
Banquet on March 26.
Michigan Daily
Tryouts To Be
H o eld Thursday
Preliminary tryouts for all second
semester freshmen interested in
working on the editorial staff of The
Daily will be held tomorrow after-
noon, William G. Ferris, '35, man-
aging editor, announced yesterday.
Candidates will report in three dif-
ferent groups. Freshmen interested
in working on the sports staff will
meet at 3:30 p.m.; tryouts for the
women's staff will meet at 4 p.m.;
and candidates for the men's editorial
staff will report at 4:30 p.m.
The meetings will be held in The
Daily editorial offices on the second
floor of the Student Publications
Building on Maynard Street.
Freshmen will be given preliminary
training in headline writing and
proof reading, as well as the actual
covering of stories. At the end of
this instruction period, they will be
assigned to regular campus beats.
Tryouts also read proof or write head-
lines one night each week.
In order to be eligible to tryout,
Freshmen must be scholastically elig-
ible. The requirements stipulate that
all grades must be "C" or better with
at least one grade of "B" or better.
County Home Rule
Bill Reintroduced

LANSING, Feb. 19 -(.')- A pro-
posal to resubmit to the voters a con-
stitutional amendment providing for
optional county home rule appeared
in the legislature today.
A resolution offered by Rep. Hask-
ell L.'Nichols, (Rep., Jackson), would
place the proposal on the ballots in
the general election April 1. Should
it be approved the legislature would
be authorized to draft alternative
plans of county government. Individ-
-n,-1-Hp mid nf lnnan nrnnn


Eligibility 0 f
Is Approved,
Entire Indoor Team Is
Declared Available For
Coming Meets
The Eligibility Committee of the
Board in Control of Athletics in its
meeting last night determined that all
present candidates for the Varsity
indoor track team are eligible, con-
firmed the fact that Harry Wright,
wrestler and football player is inelig-
ible, but did not consider the cases of
athletes in any other sports.
It is the policy of the Eligibility!
Commi.ttee to pass upon eligibility of
candidates for a team as practice in
the sport is first opened. Thus, the in-
door track team was the only one
to be given the attention of the com-
mittee last night.
In April the standings of baseball,
golf, tennis and outdoor track can-
didates will be determined and as the
personnel of the latter will probably
differ little from that of the indoor
squad, Michigan's hopes of winning
the Conference title remain high.
The absence of the ineligibility
plague from the track squad was em-
phasized when it was shown that the
40 men constituting the squad main-
tained a 1.67 average during the sem-
ester just finished.
Sam Stoller and Walter Stone are
the only two men on the squad whoseI
honor point totals do not equal theirE
hour totals. In both cases it was
decided that the difference was too
little to cause the men to be declared
Stoller's presence should be ex-
tremely beneficial to Coach Hoyt as
the sophomore dashman is expected
to be one of the main hopes in the
sprints throughout the season. Mich-
igan is considered extremely strong
this year, perhaps strong enough to
successfully defend its indoor Con-
ference title in Chicago March 9 but
ineligibility for any of the stars
would probably have dashed the title,
BINGHAMTON, N. Y., Feb. 19. -
(P) - Binghamtonians thought they
were "seeing things" when during a,
snow flurry today they saw the
ground covered with snowballs, roll-
ing merrily along without visible
means of propulsion, and increasing
in size as they rolled.
The weather bureau, deluged with
phone calls, explained that the phe-
nomenon, rare in the East, was the
result of a peculiar combination of
soft, wet snow, a high wind and a
temperature of about 36 degrees. The
condition is fairly common in the Far,

Michiganensian To
Hold Tryouts Today
A call to all second semester
freshmen interested in trying out
for the editorial staff of the Mich-
iganensian to report at 4:15 p.m.
today in the first floor offices at
the Student Publications Building
was issued last night by William
McFate, '35, managing editor.
All students who have been en-
rolled in the University for at least
one semester and are scholastically
eligible for extra-curricular activ-
ities will be permitted to tryout,
McFate stated.
'Monkey Law'
Upheld A f ter
Bitter Debate
Tennessee House Fails To
Repeal Famous Act; A,
Student Leads Fight
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 19. - (A)
-Tennessee today refused to give up
its "monkey law."
The House of Reoresentatives de-
bated more than two hours the at-
tempt of 22-year-old Cecil Anderson,
Vanderbilt's law student-legislator,
to repeal a statute which gained
world-wide attention a4 a trial in1
which the late William Jennings Bry-
an, the "great commoner," defendecd
it. The vote was 67 to 20 to retain it.1
An aggressive fight for repeal of
the act was led by Anderson, the!
youngest member of the House.
Against him stood the oldest mem-
ber, Dave W. Ruffin, 76, who mounted
the speaker's rostrum, holding aloft a!
Bible, from which he read the story
of the creation in the first chapter
of Genesis.
Anderson levelled sweeping foren-
sic fire against "narrow prejudiced
religious fanatics," and said he did
not fear their criticisms.
The law prohibits the teaching inI
state schools of any theory that man
is descended from a lower order of
animals. Ruffin re erred to the re-
nowned trial at Dayton, Tenn., of
John Thomas Scopes, a Rhea county
high school teacher, who was charged
in 1925 with teaching evolution in
violation of the "monkey law."
Scopes was convicted and the state'
supreme court upheld the constitu-
tionality of the statute, but ruled that
the trial judge exceeded his authority
in fixing a $100 fine, the minimum
under the anti-evolution law, because
such a fine was in conflict with a
general statute limiting misdemeanor
fines to $50.

Postponement Requested
To Permit Check-Up On
Eligibility Of Pledges
Fraternities Must
Report Iiitiates
Executive Committee Of
Interfraternity C o u n cil
To Examine Petitions
Fraternities were asked today by
Dean of Students Joseph A. Bursley
to postpone initiation ceremonies
until March 1 or later in order to
enable his office to check the eligi-
bility of freshmen intending to be
House presidents were also re-
quested by the Dean to submit to his
office a list of pledges whose eligibil-
ity is to be checked for initiation not
later than Saturday, Feb. 23.
The Executive Committee of the
Interfraternity Council will meet at
5 p.m. Thursday to examine and pass
on petitions for pledging and initia-
tion to fraternities of ineligible men,
according to Philip A. Singleton,
'35E, president of the Council.
Petitions must be turned into the
offices of the Council before 5 p.m.
Thursday, Singleton stated.!
Sophomores desiring to tryout for
the Interfraternity Council were re-
quested by Singleton to report at the
Council offices.
Alvin H. Schliefer, '35, secretary
of the Interfraternity Council, an-
nounced last night that no man who
entered the University after Septem-
ber, 1934, will be eligible to initation
into a fraternity until he has first
paid the Interfraternity Rushing
Tax of 50 cents. This tax may be
paid at the Council offices, Room 306
in the Union,. between 3 p.m. and 5
p.m. any day this week.
Schliefer also warned presidents to
instruct freshmen who are moving
into their houses, to take the neces-
sary steps to do so. A freshman must
fist have a C average before he can
move into a house, second he must
have permission from his parents or
guardian, third, the president of
the houss must submit a list of the
freshmen who are planning to room
in the fraternity house, and fourth,
the permission of the Dean of Stu-
dents must be received.

C. Lloyd Fisher
Plea To New
Supreme Court

Stay Granted For
Date Of Execution
County To Pay Cost Of
Trial Records Needed
For Appeal
TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 19- ()') -
Bruno Richard Hauptmann's New
Jersey counsel, openly defiant of Chief
Defense Counsel Edward J. Reilly, of
Brooklyn, carried the Bronx carpen-
ter's appeal from the death sentence
in the Lindbergh kidnap-murder to
the State's highest court today.
Hauptmann was sentenced to die
in the electric chair in the week of
March 18, but a stay of execution for
at least seven onths was indicated
by the appelate action.
C. Lloyd Fisher, of Flemington, and
Frederick A. Pope, of Somerville, went
before Chancellor Luther A. Camp-
bell, applied for and were denied a
writ of grace to carry the appeal to
the State Supreme Court, and thus
threw their case automatically into
the Court of Errors and Appeals.
County Buys Record
Earlier the lawyers went before
Supreme Court Justice Thomas W.
Trenchard, who presided at Haupt-
mann's trial at Flemington, and ob-
tained an order requiring Hunterdon
County to pay the costs of printing
the 1,600,000-word record of the six-
week's'trial and the voluminous briefs
necessary in an appeal.
Only one more step was necessary
to insure the postponement of at
least seven months in the execution
of sentence. That is to be made with-
in the next day or so when Pope pre-
sents a writ of error to the clerk of
the Court of Errors and Appeals. That
automatically results in a stay of sen-
There was a possibility that execu-
tion of sentence might be still fur-
ther delayed if the attorney is suc-
cessful in obtaining a postponement
of argument before the Court from
the May to the October term.
Stay Appears Certain
Even though the Court should rule


Message To Oldest
Michigan Alumnus
Sent By Roosevelt
A letter "extending congratula-
tions and best' wishes" was written
by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
to Dr. John Parker Stoddard, '59, the
University's oldest living alumnus
and probably the oldest living grad-I
uate of any American college or uni-
versity. The message will be delivered
to Dr. Stoddard Friday in Muske-
gon on the occasion of his hundredth
birthday anniversary.I
Received at the office of President
Alexander G. Ruthven yesterday,
the letter will be presented to Dr.
Stoddard, along with other congrat-
ulatory messages, at a special testi-
monial dinner at noon Friday in the!
Occidental Hotel in Muskegon.
The letter reads
"I have learned with sincere in-
terest that you shortly will celebrate
your one hundredth birthday anni-
versary. It gives me real pleasure to
join with-your many friends in ex-
tending congratulations and bestt
Very sincerely yours,,
Franklin D. Roosevelt"
Seventeen AreI
Given Debating
Team. Positions
McBurney Thinks Material
Is Best In Recent Years;
Predicts Successt
Seventeen men were awarded posi-
tions on the Varsity debating squad
for the spring semester after elimina-
tion tryout speeches had been madet
by contestants yesterday ir Angell'
James H. McBurney, debating
coach, declared after the tryouts that1
he considered the new material on the,
squad far superior to any that has
been available here in the last few
years. "Prospects for a successful1
outcome of the semester's schedule of
debates are exceedingly bright," he
Edward Litchfield, '36, Jack Moekle,,
'35, Jack Weissman, '37L, Collins
Brooks, '37, Edward Downs, '35, and
Abe Zwerdling, '35, retained their
positions on the team. Ne.y men, whot
have not yet participated in inter-
collegiate debating are: William Cent-
ner, '38, Eugene Grossman, '38, Paul
Harvey, '36, Arthur Marlowe, '36, John
Patterson, '36, James Douglas, '37,
Herbert Grosch, '38, Joe Harmon, '38,
Richard Mayer, '38, Alvin Schotten-
feld, '37, and H. L. Shniderman, '38.
The squad will be divided into two
teams to prepare for the strenuous
forensic season that will begin offi-
cially with two contests on March 19,
one with Xivier College in the after-
noon, and the other with Syracuse
University in the evening.
'The Delta Sigma Rho debate to be
held in Madison, Wis., the last week
in March, and the Western Confer-
ence round robin in Evanston, Ill., a
week later, will climax the debating
year for the Michigan team.
Two different questions will be used
as propositions for the semester's de-
bates. Control of armaments by the
Federal government will be debated
at Madison, and the principle of col-
lective bargaining will be discussed,
pro and con, in the Conference and all
other debates.
Ira Smith To Talk

At Club Initiation
University Registrar Ira M. Smith
will speak on "Engineers and Speech
Engineering" as part of the initiation
program of the Stump Speakers of
Sigma Rho Tau at 8 p.m. today in the
Fifteen new members will be ini-
tiated into the engineering speech so-
ciety. An outdoor program, near the
engineering arch, is planned for 5
p.m. today and the banquet will begin
at 7 p.m.

Budget Of
University Appropriations
Source May Be Shifted
From Property Tax
$64,000 Increase
Made By Proposal
President Believes Better
To Take Income From
General Fund
The complete text of the proposed bill
for the University budget, which was
introduced into the State Legislature
Monday, is printed on Page Six.
The proposed bill for regulating
the University appropriations, which
was introduced into the State Legisla-
ture Monday, was described yesterday
by President Alexander G. Ruthven
as a shifting of the source of Univer-
sity income from the State property
tax to the general fund.
This shift is necessitated by the fact
that "an effort is being made this
year to do away with the State prop-
erty tax," President Ruthven ex-
"This means that the University
must look somewhere for a continued
'measured' appropriation," he stated.
At the request of the Legislature, he
went to Lansing last week, and at that
time suggested that "money for the
University be taken from the general
fund." The appropriation would, un-
der his plan, be equal to .73 of a mill
on each dollar of the assessed valua-
tion of the taxable property of the
President Ruthven stated that he
believed it better to take the money
for the University appropriation from
the general fund rather than from
any particular tax.
Asked whether he believed the ap-
propriation might not vary in the fu-
ture because of a change in the as-
sessed valuation of the taxable prop-
erty of the State, President Ruthven
said, "Nobody can predict the future
of assessed valuation."
The annual appropriation of the
University, in the event that this bill
is enacted, will be in the neighbor-
hood of $4,064,000, an increase of
$64,000 over the annual income from
the State for the present year. These
estimates are based on the present
assessed valuation of taxable proper-
ty in the State.
This figure would be $16,000 short
of the estimate - $4,080,000 - sent
to the State director of the budget as
the amount necessary to run the Uni-
versity for the next year, it was ex-
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 unpaid
hospital bills owed the University
Hospital by the various counties of
the State, President Ruthven ex-


Conferen.ce Forf
Authorities 0 f
Houses Called
Ruthven To Explain What1
Is Expected Of Various
A meeting of "responsible author-
ities" of fraternities will be held at
4 p.m. tomorrow in Room 1025 An-
gell Hall, according to letters sent
out from the Office of the Dean of
Students yesterday.
President Alexander G. Ruthven
called the meeting in order to ex-
plain to responsible authorities of the
various houses what is expected of
them and what cooperative measures
the University can and will take to
help them "carry on."
Houses were asked recently by Dean
Eursley to designate the person or
persons who are to accept the respon-
sibility of maintaining proper Uni-
versity standards as regards scholar-
ship, finances, and social conduct in
the houses, and it is these men who
have been invited'to attend the meet-
A number of alternatives were cited
by the Dean as to the proper vesting
of this responsible authority. These
were: placing the authority in the
hands of the officer of a chapter, a
committee of active members, a fac-
ulty or alumni adviser, a committee
of alumni, a house-mother, or any
other person or persons selected b v
the fraternity.
A statement of plans adopted by the
individual houses to attain the objec-
tives set forth by President Ruthven
in his talk to fraternity men Jan. 19,
was requested to be filed in the Offi-
was requested to be filed in the Office
of the Dean of Students last Thurs-
day. These plans will also be dis-
cussed at the meeting.
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against such a postponement and the
arguments be heard in the May term,
there would still be a delay in execu-
tion since the Court would not render
its decision until September, and the
probable appeal to the Court of Pard-
ons would not be passed on until
Pope said the only reason he did
not file the writ of error today was
that he had left the form he wished
to use at his office in Somerville.
Fisher was frankly critical of Reilly.
"Mr. Reilly," he said, "has been im-
peding the defense since the begin-
ning of the trial."
He charged the chief defense lawyer
had on one occasion made an unethi-
cal remark about Hauptmann's in-
Redistricting Given
One More Setback
The proposed amendment to the
city charter for the redistricting of
Ann Arbor's wards suffereddits third
setback in eight days yesterday when
petitions circulated for referendum
failed to contain the requisite num-
ber of signatures when filed at the of-
fice of the City Clerk.
The petitions for the measure sub-
mitted by Prof. Leigh J. Young of the
School of Forestry and Conservation,
alderman from the seventh ward,
were turned in to City Clerk Fred C.
Perry at 5 p.m. yesterday, and when
the signatures on the sheaf of peti-
tions had been tallied it was an-
nounced that little more than two-
thirds of the required 1,289 names
had been obtained.

Angelo Herndon, Young Neoro
Ex-Miner, Has Gloomy Future

String Quartet
Concert To Be
Given Tonight
The Gordon String Quartet will
make its Ann Arbor debut in the
Eighth Choral Union Concert at 8:15
p.m. tonight in Hill Auditorium, play-
ing an attractive program of chamber
The quartet was organized by Jac-
ques Gordon while he was concert
master of the Chicago Symphony Or-
chestra. Its first public performance
brought immediate favorable respons-
es from press and concert audiences.
The demand for the quartet soon
grew to such proportions that Mr.
Gordon was obliged to resign his post
with the Chicago Symphony Orches-
tra and devote his entire activities to
the quartet.
David Sackson will be the second
violinist for tonight's concert, Paul
Robyn will play the viola, and Na-
houm Benditzky will play the violin-
The four members of this remark-
able group, all young, have, accord-
ing to their critics, reached superla-
tive heights in ensemble playing.
Their program for tonight will be as
Mendelssohn: Quartet, Opus 44, No.
1 in D Major. Molto Allegro vivace.

Angelo Herndon, the young Negro
ex-miner who will speak here tomor-
row in the Natural Science Auditor-
ium under the joint auspices of the
National Student League and the In-
ternational Labor Defense, faces a fu-
ture that is none too bright.
His conviction in the Georgia courts
on charges of violating the slave in-
surrection law has been appealed in
the United States Supreme Court,
and if the appeal is unsuccessful he
will be forced to serve the 18 to 20
years in the chain gang to which he
has been sentenced.
But gloomy prospects and bitter
struggles have characterized the en-
tire life of the convicted youth, now

times 14 hours a day. Besides thisI
we had to walk three or four miles
from the surface of the mine to our
work, and we didn't get paid for this
time . . . . We had to buy all our
mining supplies . . . . The company
store soaked us. They weighed our
coal and charged us for the slate in it
.... Then after they skinned us that
way, they skinned us again on the
weight. The checkweighman had
been hired by the company. He had
the scales fixed beforehand, and the
cars just slid over the scales." '
During 1930 Herndon became affil-
iated first with the Birmingham Un-
employment Council and later with
the Communist Party. In June, 1932,
he was one of the leaders of a mass
demonstration of unemnloved in At-

All freshmen who wish to try out for The Daily
staff are requested to report tomorrow afternoon at
the Student Publications Building on Maynard
Street at the following times.

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