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The Weatlher


Si.ur ig9an


Of The Alumni .

Fair today; tomorrow cloudy
followed by showers; not much
change in temperature.




Wins Conference









. ,

Nineteen To
Seek Council
Posts Monday
Elections Of Members Of
Control Boards Also To
Be Held Tomorrow
Balloting Will Be'
From 2 to 5 P.M.
' Eight Offices Will Be Filled
On New Men's Student
Governing Body
Nineteen candidates will run for the
eight elective posts on the Men's Stu-
dent Council in the general campus
election tomorrow when members of
the Board in Control of Student Pub-
lications and the Board in Control of
Athletics will also be named.
Men named to student government
offices will be the first to serve on the
new Men's Student Council, which
will replace the outgoing Undergrad-
uate Council. The 19 nominees were
announced yesterday by Carl Hilty,
'35, president of the Undergraduate
Council. Of these, 16 were named
by nominating committees composed
of members of the faculties in the
various schools and colleges, and
three were named by petition, Hilty
Although only men will vote for the
council posts, and students in the dif-
ferent schools and colleges will vote
men and women students of all
schools and colleges are eligible to
vote for members of Boards in Con-
trol of Student Publications and Ath-
Eight Seek Election
Ballot boxes will be placed at prom-
inent places in each school, Hilty an-
nounced, voting taking place from 2
p.m. to 5 p.m.
For the three offices allotted to the
Literary College, eight students will
seek election. They are Arthur Bat-
ten, John Cawley, Guy Conkle, Frank
Fehsenfeld, Bill Renner, Dean Smith,
John Strayer, and James Wiles all
'36. Of these, Batten and Conkle
were nominated by petition.
In the School of Music, entitled to
one member of the council, John Mo-
sajgo and Marshall Sleet both '36SM
are the candidates, and William Davis
and Clarence Markham both '36BAd.,
are seeking election to the one office
in the School of Business Administra-
The nominating committee of the
College of Engineering has named
William McCance and Tor Nordenson,
both '36E, as candidates, and Nelson
Droulard, '36E, was nominated by
petition for the Engineering college
Forestry Candidates Named
Richard Pollman and Richard
Stickney, both '36A, are candidates
for the College of Architecture, and
Roscoe Day, Grad., F&C, and R. Wil-
son Hutchison, '37, are seeking office
in the School of Forestry and Con-
Running for the three student po-
sitions on the Board in Control of
Student Publications are J. Cameron
Hall, '36, former accounts manager
of The Daily; Bernard Rosenthal,
'36, former service manager of The
Daily; John C. Healey, '35, retiring
Daily city editor who will be a grad-
uate student; John Strayer, Russell
Anderson, and Gerald Bogart, all
junior members of the Gargoyle staff;
and Robert Sullivan, Keith Lance and
James Wiles from the Michiganen-
sian. These were named by the pres-
ent Board in Control, the outgoing
members of which are George Van
Vleck John Efroymson and Herbert

Leggett, all'36.
Contesting for election to the jun-
-ior post on the :Board in Control of
Athletics are John Gee and Ferris
Jennings, both '37. Frank B. Fehsen-
feld, '36, will advance from the jun-
ior to the senior post, being vacated
by Russell Oliver, '35, who has held
it for the past year.

Honorary Societies Hold Initiations

Michigamua "fighting braves" (upper left) keep close watch while
their "palefaces" go through the ceremonials. Vulcan initiates (upper
right-crawl abhout blowing to keep the forge fire going. The photographj
hekm shows a group of Sphinx initiates of several years.ago on their
traditional hayride.
Three Decades Of listory Lie
Behind Campus Honor Groups

Gram Names
Senior Class
Class Presidents Choose
Color Bearers For '35
Graduation Ceremonies
Ask Group To Meet
At Waterman Gym
Guards Will Form Escort
For Honor Procession
In March To Field
Announcement of the graduating
students selected by the class presi-
dents for the guard of honor and
color bearers for Baccalaureate and
Commencement Days was made yes-
terday by Prof. Lewis M. Gram of the
engineering college.
It is the duty of the guard to es-
cort the honor section in the Com-
mencement procession from the cam-
pus to Ferry Field, each guard car-
rying a pennant decorated with col-
ors representing his school or col-
All the students who have been
selected are asked to be present at
the drill meeting at Waterman Gym-
.nasium at 4 p.m. tomorrow. The fol-
lowing are the honor guards of the
ierary school: Bernard Etkind, Rob-
ert Carney, Eigene Brewer, Adam
Spees, Herbert Nigg, Harold Nixon,
Charles Spangenberg, Walter Sulli-
van, Robert Vanderkloot, Jerome
Winegarden, Goddard Light, Whitney
Lowe, Charles Barndt, George Dil-
lingham, Robert Henoch, Arthur
Carstens, Frank Bristol, Hugh W.
Brace, Joseph Horak, William M-
Fate, Allan Plummer, Russel Read,
Thomas Austin, Jerry Ford, Russel
Oliver, Robert Renner, Willis Ward,
Douglas Welch, Larry Clayton, Jos-
eph Bailey, George Duffy, Larry
Medic Seniors Named
Also of the literary college guards
will be: Dexter Goodier, Clark Han-
non, Donald Elder, Chester Beard, Al-
vin Schleifer, Charles Geening,
George Holmes, Joseph Lesser,
Thomas Abele,sArthur Carr, Floyd
Cook, John Laun, Richard Shook,
George Van Vleck, Ralph Coulter,
Paul Babcock, James Bolton, Robert
Rouse, Sampson Smith, William Mor-
gan, Lewis Kearns, Colton Park, Her-
bert Leggett, Fred Jones, Donald P.
Norton, Jack Efroymson, Robert
Kositchek, and William Borgman.
In the School of Medicine the fol-
lowing eight students will be guards
of honor: Sylvester C. Missel, D. E.
Szilagyi, Morris Steinman, William
Cook, Walter P. Work, James Little,
Edward Weinman, and Lawrence E.
Llewellyn Leigh, Ronald Fox, Stew-
art Miller, Bruce Cook, David Bezel-
man ,and Frederick Henny will form
the honor guard of the School of
In the Law School, the following
will be guards of honor: William A.
Babcock, Jr., Ellsworth Allison, Her-
bert Emmons, John E. Galvin, Stew-
art Hanson, Charles C. Hewitt, Thom-
as Lyndon, Morris Weller, Lucas Miel,
and Vincent Nash.
Senior Engineer Guard
The following will be guards of
honor in the engineering college:
Charles Weinfield, David Conklin,
Bruce Klein, Edward R. Young, Rich-
ard D. Scheer, Art Irwin, William

Boice, Lewis Bosworth, Walter Buhl,
WilliamhP.Kennedy, Rudolph Thor-
en, Nathaniel Batter, Tage Jacobson,
John Vos, Sam M. Tramontana, and
Rodney W. Devore.
Abe Arthur Osser and Mark W.
Bills will be guards of honor in the
School of. Music
Ben B. Cannon and O. R. Aronson
will form the honor guard' of the
( business administration school

Relay Finish As Wolverines'

Took Title

Stan Birleson, anchor on theX
crossing the finish yestcrday in setti
for a victory which meant the Big T
Chrysler Male I
Choir-To Sing
Here Tonight
Proceeds From Program
Go To Hospital School,!

Indian braves, forest bards, dunces
on skates, Egyptians and fire-wor-
shippers--shouting madly, running
across the lawns and walks.
"Oh, no, ma'am," it was explained
to the visitor. "They're not really
mad. Those, ma'am are our out-
standing undergraduates receiving
their due recognition."
Five honorary societies on the cam-
pus exist to honor Michigan men who
have distinguished themselves in ac-
tivities: Michigamua, Druids, Sphinx,
Vulcans and Triangles. Their his-
tory is interesting and their initiation
ceremonies colorful.
Michigamua, oldest among the hon-
orary societies, came into being in the
fall of 1900 in order to study philos-
ophy under the famous Prof. Robert
Mark Wenley. Because those who
wrote the most under Wenley seemed
to get the highest grades, the group
was originally called the "Hot Air"
800 Living Alumni
The Indian motif came two years
later. The Michigamua tribe, from
which the state took its name, was
not a very large one, though well
known in this region. Charter mem-
bers took upon themselves Indian
names: "Pontiac" Fred Dewey,. "Ra-
ven Locks" Hollister, "King" Phil
Bursley, "Minnehaha" Ralph Magof-
fin, "Billy Bowlegs" Temple. More
than 800 living alumni now bear
their characteristic appellations.
"Tribe," as it is familiarly called,
initiates its "palefaces" in a public
ceremory in which the fighting
braves," last year's initiates, assume
the Indian headdress and red war
paint, and bring the supplicant ini-
tiates into the wisdom of Indian!
Founded In 1910
At one time, the annual "Tribe"
party used to be one of the most
important functions of the year.
It would start as a steak roast early
in the afternoon and the dinner would

Mile Relay
Is Margin
Of Victory
In the greatest individual per:
formance in the history of track,
Jesse Owens of Ohio State smashed
three world's records to bits and
tied another in the Western Confer..
ence Track and Field Champion;
ships held yesterday at Ferry Field,
but a fighting Michigan team held
on through fourteen events and came
back in the relay to set a new Con.
ference mark and win the team title
for a complete sweep of Big Ten
competition for the year.
Michigan's point total was 48,
Ohio State had 43Y2, Wisconsin.
29 , Indiana 24!/2, Northwestern.
20, Iowa 19, Illinois 18'2, Purdue 11,:
Minnesota 10 and Chicago 1.

At the weekly Druids meeting,
members are togged in medieval hood-
ed robes, and assemble under the di-
rection of the "arch-druid," after
which the "seneca" calls the roll, and
the "hoarder" reports on the funds.
Druid initiates assemble around the
Druid rock in front of Angell Hall,
and crawl about with planks tied
to their backs rendering homage be-
fore the bonfire. Each year, incom-
ing members are responsible for giv-
ing the historic rock a bath.
The Egyptian theme runs through
the ceremonials of Sphinx, junior
honorary literary society, which was
founded more than three decades ago.
Intended now solely to pay honor to
distinguished juniors, Sphinx orig-
inally had the job of conducting a
tag day to pay the expenses of the
Varsity Band, assisted in the enforce-
ment of campus traditions, and
helped to entertain visiting athletes
and interest promising high school
Old members wear red robes in the
initiation ceremonies, and initiates,
stripped to the waist and well covered
with venetian red, are tied to a board,
and loaded onto a hay wagon for a
ride through the city. There was a
time when Druids carried .45 revolv-
ers with which they startled the na-
tives, but someone - the city or the
University -objected. And then, in
those nebulous "good old days" there
used to be an overhead water release
(Continued on Page 5)
Sadler Names
Prize Winners
For 1935 - 36
Announcement of scholarships
awarded for the coming year to stu-
dents in the College of Engineering

The Chrysler Male Choir of De-
troit, largest chorus of its kind ,in
the country, will present a concert at
8 p. m. today in Hill auditorium for
the benefit of the University Hos-
pital School.
The presentation is under the spon-
sorship of the Educational Commit-
tee of the King's Daughters of Mich-
igan. Proceeds of the program will
be used in supporting the educational
work for the crippled children and in
maintaining the teachers of the Hos-
pital School.
The presentation of this industrial
choir will be one of the most unique
and interesting in Ann Arbor musical
annals. The members of this or-
ganization belong only because they
like to sing. Mr. Tom Lewis, who is
Assistant Personnel Director of the
Chrysler Corporation, and Director ox
the choir said, "We have never asked
a man to join, our only requirement
being that they have a desire to sing
and to attend the rehearsals. This
choir - and I have had experience
with many of them, both in this
country and in Europe - is the most
enthusiastic I have ever been connect-
ed with. Their desire to sing and
their ability to assimilate training in
chorus work is one of the most amaz-
ing experiences in my musical ca-
reer." Mr. Lewis started in choral
work while he was a miner in the coal
fields of Wales.
With the choir will come a re-
markable musical prodigy. the boy
soprano, Dewi Jones. He is a 12 year
old native of Wales, who created a
sensation in his Detroit appearance.
Man Drowns After
Canoe Overturns
E u g e n e Armstrong, Detroit
drowned yesterday afternoon after hiq
canoe capsized 30 feet from shore in
Murray Lake, six miles east of An
Arbor on the Plymouth road, accord
ing to Sheriff Jacob W. Andres. Witt
him were J. Terry, 21 years old, De
troit$ and Edwar Klug, 13, Ypsilanti

Favored by perfect conditions'in,
every way, Owens held the crowd
of 10,000 people fascinated with his
unequalled performances. Never
pressed in a single event, the Buck-
eye sophomore tied the recognized
world's mark of 9.4 seconds for the
100-yard dash, shattered the univer-
-By Daily Staff Photographer. sal mark of :20.6 seconds by .3 sec-
Michigan mile relay team, is shown onds in the 220-yard dash, clipped .4.
ing a new Wt tern Conference record sends in the 220-yard ow hurdles, an
en champinship for the Wolverines, jumped 61/8 inches farther than the
world's record with a leap of. 26 feet,
SCle ents Rift 8 inches in thebroad jump.
Cle ent . It ,Fast -Whirl IIi' ,10~
Claims for official recognition will
uiet- Regent be made for all marks but the hun-
dred, in which a 31/2-mile tail wind
H olds Stan registered by the anemometer on the
H o 'uS ata n field exceeded the allowance of a 3-
mile wind.
Will Asks Payment For pBut while Owens was taking 20
Frpoints for the Buckeyes, a team of
Noted Painting On Death stalwart Wolverines was collecting
four fifth places, four fourths, three
Of General Wolfe thirds, three seconds, one first, and
ties for a first and fifth to come up to
By FRED WARNER NEAL the relay trailing by a half-point a
Yesterday was a quiet day in the Buckeye team which had scored six
Regents' controversy with the heirs first places.
With only the Ohio State quartet
of the late Regent William L. Cle- to beat for the team championship,
ments over historical material which Fred Stiles, Harvey Patton, Frank
University officials claim we're given Aikens and Stan Birleson went on
outright to the Library here. the track determined to prove the
Regent Charles F. Hemans of Lan- unquestioned superiority of the Mich-
sing, who is taking the lead in the igan team. Stiles ran to the first
Regents' arguments, reiterated his urnneck and nebut l th Een e
statements of Friday and declared at the exchange as Patton went out
last night that "I will stand by my behind an Illinois runner.
guns." Late Friday he told The Conference Marks Shattered
Daily according to the "best estimates
I can obtain," the collection is not The diminutive Patton, coming
worth more than $250,000. back after a rough race as he placed
fifth in the 440-yard run, seized the
Heirs of Regent Clements stand by lead going into the second turn of
the codicil to the late regent's will, his lap and passed the stick to Aikens
declaring that the University must ahead of Illinois and Northwestern.
pay $400,000 for the collections which Showing a fighting heart, Aikens
are at present in the Clements' Bay steadily lengthened his lead to pass
City home. According to Renville to Birleson, who staved off a late
Wheat of Detroit, attorney for the sprint by Sunny Heg of Northwestern
Clements heirs and one of the heirs to win in 3:15.2 and clip .7 seconds
himself, Regent Clements originally off the old Conference mark. It was
intended to donate the collections to the fastest relay ever run east of the
the University, but because of depres- Mississippi.
sion losses was forced "out of justice Owens and the Michigan relay
to his family and relatives" to sell team held no corner on the record
them. breaking, however, as Conference
It was learned yesterday that in marks were shattered in the mile
addition to the material at Bay City, run and javelin and Ferry Field marks
I Benjamin West's famous portrait, broken in the two-mile and half-
"The Death of Wolfe," now hanging mile runs.
in the Clements Library, was men- Don Lash, of Indiana, proved him-
tioned in the codicil as part of the self a worthy successor to a long series
collection to be purchased by the Uni- of brilliant Hoosier runners which
versity from the heirs. This valuable includes Chuck Hornbostel and Henry
picture was supposed to have been Brocksmith, as he was the only
"given outright" to the University by double-winner of the day aside fron
Regent Clements. A booklet was pub- Owens. Lash stepped ahead of a
lished by the Library at the time when strong field in the mile to a new
the picture was presented, declaring { (Continued on Page 3)
in the frontpiece that it "was pre-
sented to the Library by Mr. Clem- Kocsis Is Elected
ents i April, 1928."j
Regent Hemans told The Daily Fri- To Golf Captainc
day night that "We have supplied

be served by the "young bucks," those was made yesterday by Dean Herbert
just initiated. Originally, they would C -Sadler
cook the dinner too, but this part of Those receivmg Mandelbaum Scho-
the ceremony was advisedly omitted. larships of $400 each are: Paul T.
Members of Michigamua come from Nims. '37E. Delmar J. Rogers, '37E,
all colleges of the University, and and Edwin C. Middleton, '37E.
are chosen on the basis of their rec- Donovan Scholarships of $200 were


$350,000 toward the library in the
form of land and $35,000 a year for
upkeep and salaries." An official
statement made some time ago by
University officials revealed that' ap-
proximately $20,000 of the amount
spent went for manuscripts for thel

Charles Kocsis, '36, Detroit, was
elected captain of the 1936 Varsity
golf team last night. At the same
time, letter awards to eight members
of this year's Big Ten championship
war mm.nnoucecl


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