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Emin~ence And
The University



orth Of
Di sputed
Clements Papers Valued
By Regent Hemans At
Only $250,000
Estimates Are Given
By Historians Here
'Speaking in Interest Of
Library And Public,' He
Regent Charles F. Hemans of Lan-
sing reiterated his firm stand on the
University's controversy with the
Clements' heirs late last night and
told The Daily that "the collection
which is in dispute is not worth the
$400,000 asked for it now."
He declared that "the best esti-
mates I can obtain place its value at
not more than $250,000, assuming
that a willing buyer existed." These
estimates, he said, were obtained from
the William L. Clements Library As-
sociation, "including Dr. Randolph G.
Adams and the rest."
The situation first. arose May 21
when Regent Hemans declared that
the University would not pay the
$400,000 asked by heirs of the late
Regent William L. Clements of Bay
City, for historical collections which
Regent Hemans claims were "given
outright," to the University.
Negotiations between University of-
ficials and the Clements heirs have
been taking place regarding a provi-
sion in the codicil of Regent Clem-
ents' will which restricts what the
University believed exclusive posses-
sion of materials now in the Clem-
ents Bay City home to the right of
first purchaser at $400,000.
Wheat Denies Assertion
Renville Wheat, Detroit attorney
and, as Clements' nephew, one of the!
heirs, took exception to Hemans'
statements, especially when he was
quoted as saying that "one part of
the collection, known as the Ox-
ford letters on early Americana, was
purchased by Clements with money
given to him by the University for the
letters "are the brainchild of Mr. He-
mans. They simply do not exist."
Regent Hemans last night told The
Daily that he had reference only to
some letters purchased from Oxford
by Clements and the University, "with
University money."
Regent Hemans declared that
"either we own the collection or the
estate does. We have been trying
for three or four months to settle the
argument amicably, but so far we
have not been able to do it." He
disagreed with Wheat on the.possi-
bility of the dispute "jeopardizing
constructive negotiations," stating
that a replevin action, which he sug-
gested, will not involve a contest of
the will itself.
"We did not write the will which
asks the University to pay $400,000
for a collection, 75 to 90 per cent of
which we have acknowledged in Li-
brary association minutes as outright
gifts from Mr Clements,' he said. "I
don't know .what was in the man's
mind when he made that will, but I
am simply speaking in the interests of
the library and the public.
Clements Praised
"Mr. Clements was a great bene-
factor to the University,' he con-
tinued. He gave to us the Clements'
Library, and for that I give him due
credit. But we have supplied $350,-
000 toward the library in the form of

land and $35,000 a year for upkeep or
Regent Hemans vigorously denied
that he wants to engage in "any per-
sonalities" with the Clements heirs
or their attorneys. "I haven't any
personal feeling at all," he said. "I
have no quarrel with Mrs. Clements,
who is a fine old lady, or Wheat, who
is a fine attorney. But the Univer-
sity and the Clements library did not
start this argument."
Meanwhile University officials re-
mained silent on the affair. "There
is nothing to say," declared President
Alexander G. Ruthven, when in-
formed of Regent Hemans' state-
ment. Dr. Adams also again re-
fused to comment.
The terms of the "gift agreement,"
on which the University is basing
its claim to the collection, was pub-
lished in the President's Report for
The'third par.agraph of the agree-
ment, the "contract part," reads as
"The party of the first part (Re-
gent Clements) shall be at liberty
from time to time to add to this
library, to exchange book material
and to exercise general supervision
over such accessions as shall be made
fyrnm time to time by the Committee

Briggs Clarifies Meaning of Capt. Fariss
Message Sent To Frcaernities Breaks Leg

- 'ichigan Track Team
Qualifies 16 Men; Takes

Robert P. Briggs of the economics
department, University representa-
tive on the Committee on Fraternity
Financial Standard Exceptions, clar-
ifying the letter recently sent to fra-
ternities, asserted that it was not the
desire of the committee to put frater-
nities out of business, but simply to
ascertain whether or not they could
safely continue to operate without
involving a loss to their creditors.
Mr. Briggs explained the Univer-
sity financial action adopted earlier
in the year, stating that no frater-
nity or sorority shall be allowed to
open next fall if on July 1 they shall
have unpaid acounts receivable ex,
ceeding $200 from active members or
if they shall have accounts payable
exceeding $500.
"These financial regulations," Mr.
Briggs said, "benefit fraternities as a
whole." He went on to show that
fraternities operating at a loss to
creditors endanger the general credit
rating of all houses. In addition
they take pledges away from those
houses financially sound. If this
lower strata of houses were removed,
the impetus given the credit rating
of all the houses would be invaluable.
To illustrate his second point, Mr.
Brigps took the hypothetical case of

four fraternities, operating at a fi-
nancial loss, that might possibly
pledge a total of 12 men. These
fraternities t h e n, he explained,
which are not only endangering the
-redit rating of the other houses,
are ul{o robbing t hem of pledges.
Assuming that any one financially
sound fraternity might obtain two of
these twelve pledges if the unstable
houses were not in operation, the
benefit the house would obtain from
fees following the initiation of these
men can clearly be seen.
The letter sent by the committee to
house presidents earlier in the week
simply asked that the houses com-
ply with the requirement that month-
ly financial reports be filed with the
office of the Deai of Students. It
further stated that the failure to
file such a report would be taken as
an admission on the part of the
houses that they are not financially
A great deal of misunderstanding
has arisen during the past week in
regard to the exact function of the
committee. Mr. Briggs stated that
"The Committee On Fraternity Fi-
nancial Standard Exceptions was
created to hear the cases of those
chapters which cannot meet the
(Cononued on Paye 6

In Accident!
R.O.T.C. Officer Struck
By Speeding Auto On
Packard Road
Wife Cut By Glass
Shattered In Crash

Lead -In Bi g




Struck When
To Retrieve

To Hold Men's
Student Council
Vote Monday
Senior_ Juinio-r Posits On

Churches Plan
Services Fo r
Memorial ay
Commemoration Sermons
To Be Preached From
Local Pulpits
In commemoration of Memorial
Day, a number of local churches have
arranged to present special services
on Sunday.
"Memorials of the Future" has been!
selected by the Rev. C. W. Brashares
of the First Methodist Episcopal
church as the topic for the 10:45
a.m. service tomorrow. Dr. Roy Bur-
rough's class, which usually meets at
9:45 a.m., has been discontinued for
the riemainder of the semester. I
A number of patriotic organizations
of Ann Arbor will be guests at the
10:45 a.m. service of the First Pres-
bytrian':church; Dr. Willa'm P. Le-
mon has chosen "The Truce of God"
as his topic for the day. The Young
People's Society will meet at 5:30
p.m. at the church and go in cars
to Orchard Hills, where they will be
the guests of Miss Mathilde Mogk.
There will be a discussion on the
topic "What Price Patriotism," which
will be supplemented by reports by
David Swann, '37, William Stephen-
son, '37, Mary Redden, '37Ed., Ellis
Moerman, '36E, and Charles Kinnison,
The Rev. H. P. Marley, pastor of the
Unitarian church, has selected as his
topic for the 11 a.m. service, "Peace
Time Slackers and the Dead Sol-
dier." The Liberal Student's Union
will hold the final meeting of the
semester at 7:30 p.m. when Rev. Mar-
ley will talk on "Summer Work for
Restless Students."
The Rev. Henry O. Yoder, pastor
of the Zion Lutheran church, has
selected "Common Things With
Christ" as the theme of the morn-
ing worship period at 10:30 a.m. The
annual senior banquet will be held
by the Student Club at 5:30 p.m.
"Deciding for Christ" will be dis-
cussed by the Rev. E. C. Stellhorn,
pastor of the Zion Lutheran church,
at the 10:30 a.m. service. At 5:30
p.m. the Ladies' Aid will give a ban-
quet in honor of the senior students.
The Rev. Henry Tatlock, D.D., rec-
tor-emeritus of St. Andrew's Parish,
will preside at the regular 11 a.m.
service of the Saint Andrew's church.
There will be a Young People's Fel-
lowship meeting in Harris Hall at 5
The Wesleyan Guild will hold its
traditional outing in honor of the
seniors at 5 p.m. Sunday. Transpor-
tation will be provided to "The Mea-
dows" from Stalker Hall. Prof. How-
ard Y. McClusky of the psychology
department will speak on "How to
Stay Alive." A picnic supper will be
served after the program.
Prof. Hobbs' alks
To Michigan Club
The first meeting of the newly-
founded University of Michigan Club
of Hillsdale was held Thursday eve-
ning with Regent Frank M. Cook act-
ing as toastmaster, T. Hawley Tap-
ping, general secretary of the Alumni
Association, announced yesterday.
Professor-Emeritus William H
Hobbs, Emery J. Hyde, president of
the Alumni Association, and Mr. Tap-
ping were guest speakers.

Annual Po >p>y
1 e ~da e Here
200 Veterans Volunteer To
Sell Flowers; Campbell
Wacks Movement
Final preparations for the annual
Poppy Day sponsored by local patri-
otic organizations have been com-
pleted and over 200 veterans and
members of their families will carryl
on the sale of the ,little flowers
The sale will start at 8 a.m. this1
morning,. and all funds receivedf
from the campaign will go to aidt
rehabilitation work among the vet-
erans and their families. No part
of the money which will be given willl
be diverted for overhead purposes of
any sort. All thos participating in
the campaign are doing so volun-
The Edwin Prieskhorn Post of thel
American Legion and the Ernest
Graf-Frank O'Hara Post of the Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars together with
the ladies auxiliaries are instru-
mental in the formulation and car-
rying through of the campaign. All
local county, state and national offi-
cials have given their support to this
annual drive. Mayor Robert A.
Campbell of Ann Arbor issued a gen-
eral proclamation Thursday express-
ing his deep sympathy with the
movement and offering the support
of the municipality.
Would-Be Abductors Of
Chinese Alumnus Foiled
An attempted kidnapping of a
Michigan alumnus of Shanghai, Kyeu
Wong Albert L. Suez, '30, and head
salcsman of the rills Motor Co.,I
Shanghai Ford dealers, was frus-
trated by Suez' chauffeur last week.
'The chauffeur braved the threats
of the aspirant kidnapers and de-
layed the driving away by fumbling
with the ignition keys until he at-
tracted the attention of bystanders.
The kidnapers, however, made a suc-
cesful escale.
Shanghai police believe that Suez
was mistaken for a wealthy man who
resides in his neighborhood.

Capt. Walter B. Fariss, professor in k4J
the University R.O.T.C. Unit, suffered Athletics Control Board
a broken right leg at about 10 p.m. Als To Be Filled
yesterday when he was hit by a speed As__T_____Fi___d_
ing automobile on the Packard Road,
approximately three miles south of Undergraduate men in the Univer-
Ann Arbor. sity will vote Monday for the eight
The car, a DeSoto coupe, was owned elective members of the new Men's
by George Hines and driven by Ken- Student Council, successor to the
neth Welles, both of Ann Arbor. present Undergraduate Council, it
Hines lives at 921 South Seventh st., was announced yesterday by Carl Hil-
and Welles lives at 813 West Mad- ty, '35, retiring president of the lat-
ison. Captain Fariss was hit when ter body.
he stepped out of his car, parked on To be voted on at the time are
the left hand side of the road. Hines' three council members for the liter-
automobile was coming from the ary college, and one each for the Col-
east. lege of Engineering, the School of
Captain Fariss' car, a 1935 Buick Business Administration, and School
sedan, was headed east, parked on of Forestry and Conservation, the
the left hand side of the road. Rob- School of Music, and the College of
ert W. Thorne, 35E, who was among Architecture. At the same time two
those in the car, had gotten out of members, a senior and a junior, will
the car to inquire at the home of be elected to the Board in Control
Martin Kappler, in front of which the of Athletics, to replace Russell Oliver,
automobile had stopped, how to reach '35, and Frank Fehsenfeld, '36.
the Washtenaw Country Club. In Students will vote by schools for
doing so, he dropped his cigarette the elective members of the Council,
Walon o ikU ighter but the Board members will be elect-
Was Going To Pick Up Lighter ed by a eneral ballost. lbeeec-
Captain Fariss, who was driving, edb eerlblo .
Captin Friss wh wasdrivng. Nominations for Council offices, to
stepped out of the car to pick up be announced tomorrow, have been
the lighter. Just then the DeSoto made in each school by a nominating
coupe rounded a curve, about 100 feet comitteecofstheebstude naint
ahead, and came into the glare of committee ofthreestudentsappoint-
Fariss' headlights. Believing the car ed by the faculty of the school, each
parked on the right hand side of the group naming twice as many candi-
road, Welles attempted to drive to dates as there are offices to fill. In
his right of it, piloting his car be- addition two men have been nomi-
tween the parked automobile and the nated for election in the literary col-
embankment - a space of not more lege under the provision by which
than six feet. candidates may be placed on the bal-
The fender of the speeding car hit lot by a petition with 100 student
Captain Fariss, driving him into the signatures.
bank and fracturing his leg, shatter- The ten ex-officio members of the
ing the glass in the open front car Student Council are the president and
door of the Fariss car. Mrs. Fariss, secretary of the Union, the managing
who was sitting in the front seat, was editor of The Daily, the president of
cut severely on the face and fore- the Interfraternity Council, the presi-
head as a result of this. One head- dent of the Student Christian Asso-
light and a fender of Hines' car were ciation, the president of the Engineer-
damaged. ing Council, and the past and present
Almost as soon as the accident oc- presidents of Sphinx and Vulcans.
curred, Dr. Bradley M. Harris, Ypsi-
lanti health officer, drove by and
stopped. He gave Captain Fariss first ollock
aid and sent for an ambulance -
which arrived more than 20 minutes
later. Also suffering from severe Eleetions For
shock, Captain Fariss was taken to
the University Hospital. .
Headed For Country Club
The Fariss party was headed for
the Scabbard and Blade Ball at the *
Washtenaw Country Club. In the Protests Against L a r g e
car besides Captain and Mrs. Fariss Number Of Names On
and Thorne, were Miss Valerie M.
Rancu, '36, L. M. Mason, '36Ed., and Election Ballots
Miss Lorrain DeWaele of Bay City,
a student at the Michigan State Col- PHILADELPHIA, May 24- (P) -
lege in Lansing. Appointment instead of election of
Deputy Sheriff Richard Klavitter large numbers of state officials was
who was on the scene shortly after the urged tonight by Dr. James K. Pol-
accident happened, took charge of the lock, professor of political science at
I situation. Lieut.-Cols Frederick C. the University of Michigan, as a
Rogers, R.O.T.C. commandant, Lieut. badly needed forward step in gov-
Richard Coursey, and Dean Walter ernment.
B. Rea were on the scene shortly after Too many names are on the ballots
Captain Fariss was struck. ofmn-. -Di na-i

University To Enforce
Swingout Regulations
Statement of Judiciary Commit-
"The bringing or causing of un-
favorable criticism toward the
University by any student during
Swingout, Tuesday, May 28, will
be sufficient cause for recommen-
dation by the Judiciary Commit-
tee for expulsion from the Uni-
"The causing of unfavorable
criticism toward the University
after Swingout by any student
will also be liable to severe pun-
S -
Sigma Rho Thu.
Ends Contests.
Of Its Members
Cousinis, Taylor, Wisler
Are Judged Best Public
Speakers In Society

-s l

Contests to determine the best
speakers among its members were
brought to a close last night by Sigma
Rho Tau, engineering speech society.
Each of the different types of public
speaking practised by the society
has been represented in this culmina-
tion of activity.
The distinction of outstanding ra-
conteur in the society went to Rob-
ert Cousins, '37E, as a result of his
interpretation of Alfred Noyes' "The
Highwayman." The runner-up, Mau-
rice Taylor, '37E, made the judges'
task considerably more difficult, how-
ever, with a vividly illustrated dis-
sertation on the waterlogged qualities
of dry banquets.
Project speaking, which can briefly
be described as. the advocacy of some
project before a directly interested
group, was judged to be exemplified
in its best form by a talk which John
Wisler, '38E, delivered on social se-
curity for the aged.
The society also expects to honur
the best speech nominating an en-
gineer to a "hall of fame," the best
debater, the best organizer, and the
speaker who has orated to the best
effect from the stump at the annual
Tung Oil Banquet to be held May
29 in the Union. Each of the winner",
will be presented at that time with
an engraved plaque donated by the
Associated Technical Societies of De-
troit, a group of more than 3,000 en-
gineers sponsoring the contests.
The Banquet will also mark the
climax for a meeting of all the so-
ciety chapters, convening here that
same day for a general "gab-fest."
Very much present at the meeting
will be the contest winners repre-
senting the out of town branches,
who will compete with the local win-
ners in a final display of verbal fire-
University Obtains
Noyes Scholarships
The University has been placed on
the list of colleges and universitios
who will benefit by the LaVerne Noyes
scholarship fund, it was announced
yesterday by Dr. Frank E. Robbins,
assistant to the president.
Five hundred dollars will be given
to the University 'to provide for the
scholarships which will cover tuiticn
for the year 1935-1936. The exact
particulars about the requirements for
those applying for such awards is not
yet known, but it is expected that
the University administration will be
notified soon as to how the fund is tc
be distributed to applicants.
Dr. Robbins stated, however, tha
he believed the scholarships would be
limited to World War veterans oz
their descendants. In the past such
funds for scholarships have been
given principally to colleges and uni-
versities located in the middle west
although the University has not here-
tofore been placed on the list of thos(
colleges received such benefits.

Middle Distance Riinners
And Discus Entries Put
Varsity In Front
Owens Wiis F ur
Prelin mary Firsts
Panther, Javelin Champ,
Throws Spear 208 Feet
Tio Set Pace
Michigan's track team led the way
into the finals of the Western Con-
ference track and field championships
on Ferry Field today by qualifying
entries for 16 places in yesterday's
preliminaries. Trailing the Wolver-
ines were Iowa, with 10, Indiana and
Wisconsin, eight and Ohio State,
The Buckeyes, principal threats to
Michigan's hopes for a slam in Con-
ference competition for the year,
placed Jesse Owens in four events,
George Neal in the shot put, Charlie
Beetham in the half-mile and Cliff
Smith in the half.
Although Willis Ward failed to
qualify in the high hurdles when he
knocked over two barriers and ran
third, and was scratched in the hun-
dred, Michigan's strong middle-dis-
tance entries, together with a great
showing in the discus, gave the Wol-
verines a position from which they
may successfully withstand the bom-
bardments which will come today.
Friday's preliminaries saw no rec-
ords broken, although approaches
were made by Mark Panther of Iowa
in the javelin when he threw the
spear 208 feet, 334 inches, 1%/., inches
short of Duane Purvis' 1933 mark,
and Skip Etchells of Michigan threw
the discus 154 feet, 10 inches to make
a bid for the record of 155 feet, 2
inches, and Jesse Owens of Ohio State
jumped 25 feet, 1%/2 inches, just short
of De Hart Huard'-25Jieet, 3%r--
Panther's throw did establish a
new Ferry Field mark, however, eclip-,
sing the record of 200 feet, 3 inches
held by Howard Hoffman of Mich-
Owens Gains Four Events
Owens provided no surprise yester-
day as he qualified handily in his
four events, the low hurdles, hun-
dred, 220 and broad jump, and in-
stalled himself as a favorite to be-
come the first quadruple winner since
Carl Johnson won 20 points for Mich-
igan in 1919. Owens took one jump
to qualify in the broad jump, breezed
in to a win in the hundred in :09.7,
actually loafed to a :21.4 win in the
furlong, and ran with what was coined
"a world's record for conservation'"
as he gracefully skipped over the low
hurdles in :24.9.
The "Ebony Antelope" will try for
records in every event today, however,
his coach announced last night.
Iowa's showing in placing ten en-
tries for the finals was the result of
the strength of its powerful sprint
aggregation. The Hawkeyes placed
two in the hundred, two in the 220,

LAS VEGAS, N. M., May 24. -(/P)--
Mrs. Emily Whitfield, former wife of
William H. Vanderbilt, was found
dead in a ranch house near here to-
day, and tonight a coroner's jury
decided she committed suicide.


Franklin To To New Glider
Behind lane Here Tomorrow

of many suaes, m ung paiwu
larly Pennsylvania, Dr. Pollock told
the Academy of Political and Social
Instead of insuring democratic
government, he said, the system gives,
the voter so many offices to be "filled
by democracy instead of an accurate
expression of it."
He urged elimination from the bal-
lot of all minor and unimportant
offices and abolition of many historic
and useless offices like lieutenant
"Only policy determining offices
should be filled by election," he said.
This would make it easy and simple
for the voter, he asserted.
"As a complementary principle,
terms of office should be lengthened,
and where possible, elections com-
bined, thus obviating so many elec-
Engineering Society
Elects New Officers,


Pilcting his new 44-foot wing util-
ity glider, Prof. Roswell E. Franklin,
formerly of the school of engineer-
ing, wil stage an experiment tomor-
row afternoon at the Ann Arbor Mu-
nicipal Airport.
Professor Franklin, nationally-
known glider designer, will pilot his
latest craft on tow behind an air-
plane, -eeking to test the ship and
establish soaring conditions.
The glider is a standard utility
model, wit is the addition of six feet
of extra wing spread. The utility
ship, originated by Professor Frank-
lin more than six years ago, is a mod-
ification of the secondary type glider,
which may be used for training,
straight flights, and limited soaring.
Se verald ycars ago, Franklin withdrew
from his position as assistant pro-
fessor of engineering mechanics in

ing and an advocate of the possibil-
ities of the "glider train" for mail de-
Although Ann Arbor is just a bit4
too far south and west to be con-
sidered good for soaring conditions,
it is possible about this season of the
year that suitable thermal currents
may be obtained for fair perform-
ance, Professor Franklin explained.
Thermal currents are obtained, he
added, when the moisture in the earth
is evaporated and forms these small
puffy cirrus clouds, which either en-
large to form thunderheads or else
break up into smaller cloud forma-
tions. It is by getting in the path
of these upward currents of aii that
a glider pilot is able to stay in the
air for long hours under favorable
Chief difficulty about flying a glid-

and two in the quarter-mile. None
of the Hawkefe finalists in those
events is a favorite for the title, how-
ever, with Sunny Heg of Northwestern
installed as the 440 favorite as the
result of his best time of :48.9.
Ward's Failure A Surprise
Ward's failure to qualify in the
opening event and his scratch in the
dash was a shock to Michigan sup-
porters who had looked to the big
star to place in both had he run, but
Ward came back immediately after
to prove himself and give one of the
most stirring individual performances
of the meet in the broad jump. Stand-
ing second to Owens in the early
jumping, Ward was displaced by
Harry Hollis of Purdue as the Mich-
igan star was about to take his final
trial. Putting every effort into his
final jump, Ward came hurtling down
the runway and leaped to the best
mark of his competition in the event,
an even 25 feet, 1% inches short of
Owens' mark.
Etchells led a Michigan entry in
the discus event with his throw which
was seven feet better than his best
previous mark, as Mike Savage made
the third best mark of the day with
140 feet and Mel Silverman came
within easy striking position of the
scoring with a throw of 135 feet, 5
Michigan put four men into the
half-mile finals when Paul Gorman
. ran behind Ohio's striding Charlie


Robert Beuhler, '37E, was elected
president of Triangles, junior hon- ASKS COPY OF REPORT
or society in the engineering college, WASHINGTON, May 24.-UR)- A
at a meeting held recently. Other demand that a copy of the report
officers elected are Jack Kasley, '37E, made by John McEwen, investigator
treE surer, and Rush Bowman, '37E, for the FERA in Upper Michigan, be
secretary. given to the House of nepresenta-
Beuhler is a member of Theta Xi tives was contained in a resolution
fraternity, and was the sophomore introduced Friday by Rep. Frank E

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