Generally fair today and to-
morrow; no change in tempera-
Review Of Court Decisions.
Faculty And Fraternity
VOL. XLV. No. 178 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1935
PRICE FIVE CENTS
To Give Address
Prof. Jones To Announce
Winners In Fields Of
Prose And Verse
Entered In Contest
Hazlitt Will Speak Upon
'Literature vs. Opinion'
Tomorrow In Union
Henry Hazlitt, distinguished critic
and editor of New York City, will
deliver the annual Hopwood lecture
at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in the Union
on the occasion of the announcement
of the winners of the fifth Avery
and Jule Hopwood Awards Contest.
Mr. Hazlitt, one of the ablest among
the younger American critics, has
chosen as his subject "Literature
Versus Opinion." Following Mr. Haz-
litt's lecture, Prof. Howard M. Jones
of the English department, acting di-
rector of the Hopwood Awards in the
absence of Prof. Roy W. Cowden, will
announce the winners of this year's
contest in the fields of fiction, drama,
poetry, and the essay.
The career of Mr. Hazlitt has been
a brilliant one. From 1913 to 1923
he served on various New York jour-
nals as a financial writer, enlisted
in the air force, and at the age of
21 piblished his first book, "Think-
ing as a Science."
He served for two years as an
editorial writer on the New York Her-
ald and the Sun, and from 1925 to
1933 was literary editor and free lance
critic for the Sun and the Nation. In
1934 for a short time, Mr. Hazlitt was
editor of .the American Mercury, re-
placing the noted H. L. Mencken.
Since 1934 he has been associated
with the New York Times.
Mr. Hazlitt is best known for his
book, "The Anatomy of Criticism," a
wide-ranging and informing book on
the subject. Among his other publi-
catiuns are "A Practical ProgramFoi'
America" and "Instead of Dictator-
ship." He is a contributor of articles+
and reviews to Scribners', Nation,
Current History, and the American
As a critic he is notable for his sane
and penetrating criticism with special
qualifications as an economist and'
student of affairs in addition to his
equipment in literature. He has been
been described as "notoriously hard-
minded" in his criticism, with three
marked intellectual interests: litera-
ture, philosophy, and economics. The
lecture will be open to the general
public as has been the custom in
According to the rules of this year's
contest a maximum total of $8,000
may be distributed in the major
awards, and a total of $500 may be
distributed to the winners of the
minor awards. Ovr 50 contestants
submitted manuscripts for judging in
this year's awgrds.
Sigma Rho TauT
S. Wells Utley, president of the
Detroit Steel Casting Company, com-
mended the Supreme Court's recent
decision which branded the NRA un-
constitutional in his address last
night given at the annual Tung Oil
Banquet of Sigma Rho Tau, Engineer-
ing College speech society, held at the
In his speech entitled "An Exam-
ination of the Capitalistic System,"
Mr. Utley said, "If government,
through the expropriation of profits,
destroys the economic system under
which we live," the freedom "to be
a sovereign citizen of a free republic,
master of one's own destiny" will in-
evitably be lost.
He praised capitalism for inspiring
pi'ogress and individual initiative, and
predicted a brilliant future providing
that "governme-it regulations" are
not permitted "to take away profits
Following Mr. Utley on the program
was a series of impromptu speeches,
rendered for the purpose of determin-
ing the smoothest speaking faculty
member. Professor Roger L. Morrison
of the Engineering School was select-
ed and the Tung Oil Crown was pre-
sented to him.
The Cooley Cane was then pre-
Chief Justice Potter Will
Deliver Main Memorial
Band Will March,
President States Various
Code Groups Intend To
Stick By Him
Calls In Johnson,
Others For Advice
Believes Government Is
Making Progress And
Working For People
Dixon Elected President
To Be Held At
Of State's FirstI
CHIEF JUSTICE W. W. POTTER
Hope, Fear For
Believe Abductors' Plans
U p s e t As Parents Are
Given No Word Of Boy
TACOMA, Wash., May 29. - (/P) -
Dread and hope were mingled in the
deadline vigil of the timber-wealthy.
family of J. P. Weyerhaeuser. Jr., to-
night for the return of their kid-
naped son, George.
One police official said he believed
there might be no "break" in the
$200,000 ransom abduction of the
curly-haired boy before Friday.
"Original plans of the kidnapers
have been upset," he pointed out, "by
authorities and publicity."
Many commentators expressed fear
the boy -in the hands of the gang
five days - would not be returned
There were occasional flurries of
activity at the Weyerhaeuser home,
where the kidnapers ransom note was
delivered last Friday. 'Once a motor
car drove up and an unidentified man
carried a small cardboard box inside.1
None of the watchers could learn
what the box contained.I
Texnsi6n 'ih the ity~ was reflected
in the increased guard over children
of wealthy parents. All were "chap-
eroned." Police disclosed a watch had
been kept at three schools since last
TACOMA, Wash., May 29. --WP) -
Two close personal friends probably
will be designated by Mr. and Mrs.
J. P. Weyerhaeuser, Jr., to contact
kidnapers of their 9-year-old son,
sources close to the family said to-
night, as the deadline for raising the
$200,000 ransom passed.
The probable contact men were
named as Charles Ingram, assistant
general manager of the Meyerhaeuser
Timber Co., and F. Rodman Titcomb,
brother - in - law of Weyerhaeuser.
Neither could be reached for com-
Several movements by members of
the kidnaped boy's family came with-
in a few hours after the ransom dead-
line slipped by at 6:30 pm., with an-
other source close to the family in-
dicating no money has yet been paid
for the release of the boy.
Mr. and Mrs. Weyerhaeuser and
the three other children left the big
house on top of the hill and drove'
to Haddaway Hall, residence of the
late J. P. Weyerhaeuser, Sr.
Weyerhaeuser came back to the
house, drove away again shortly after
8 p.m., then returned again carrying
a small package under his arm.
The source which gave the report
concerning Ingram and Titcomb in-
dicated George's father would not
be present when the kidnapers are
John W. Isaacson, local postal car-.
rier who was arrested by a Federal
inspector here more than a month ago
for alleged thefts of money from let-
ters sent to women students living
in the larger dormitories, was indict-
ed in Detroit yesterday afternoon by
a Federal grand jury on a charge
of rifling the mails, together with five
Detroit carriers who had been arrested
on similar charges.
He was arrested here after com-
plaints of theft had been received
for more than a year, when Federal
investigators traced the loss to the
Ann Arbor Postoffice, and trapped
Isaacson with a decoy letter.
Although only Mosher Jordan Halls
lie on Isaacson's route, it was charged
The University R.O.T.C. and the
Varsity R.O.T.C. band will play a
prominent part in the annual Decor-
ation Day activities and ceremonies,
to be held this morning, according to
plans of the local committee, com-
posed of members of various patri-
otic and military organizations, who
are running the event.
Chief Justice William M. Potter'
Michigan Supreme Court will deliver
the address at the conclusion of the
The Varsity R.O.T.C. band will
probably head the procession accord-
ing to the tentative line of march
issued yesterday. The band will di-
rectly follow the massed colors of the
many groups taking part in the pa-
rade. The full regiment of the Uni-
versity R.O.T.C. consisting of more
than 600 men will follow the band.
This .will be the last formation of
the organization this year, according
to Lieut. Col. Frederick C. Rogers,
commandant of the unit and head
of the department of military science
Observances today will begin with
the parade at 10 a.m. The marchers
will proceed through the buisness sec-
tion of Ann Arbor, then north to State
Street, from there going to the For-
est Hill cemetery on North Univer-
sity Avenue. Several other local or-
ganizations in addition to the Uni-
versity R.O.T.C. and the Varsityuband
will take part in the parade under
the direction of Garnet J. Burlin-
game, captain of the local National
Guard company, who will serve as
marshal of the day.
Groups which will be represented
include the American Legion and the
American Legion Drum and Bugle
Corps, the Veterans of Foreign Wars,
the Spanish American War Veterans,
the women's auxiliaries of the Amer-
ican Legion, the Veterans of Foreign
Wars and the Spanish American War
Veterans, Company K of the Michi-
gan National Guard, and the three
surviving members of the G.A.R. of
Ann Arbor. The three G.A.R. vet-
erans will probably ride in cars in the
parade, but their participation will
depend, according to the committee
in charge, on their condition after
decorating the graves of their dead
comrades earlier in the morning.
The actual services of the day will
be held at the grave of William A.
Fletcher, first chief justice of the
Michigan Supreme Court, and one-
time Regent of the University. The
services are to commemorate the life
and work of the distinguished Mich-
igan jurist and also constitute the
regular observance of Decoration Day.
The Rev. W. P. Lemon, pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church, will de-
liver the convocation, preceding the
address of Chief Justice Potter at
the grave of his predecessor. A stone
which will commemorate the memory
of Chief Justice Fletcher will also
be unveiled at this time. The mem-
bers of the G.A.R., many of whom
knew Fletcher, will be present at the
WASHINGTON, May 29. - (IP) -
President Roosevelt spoke a word of
"confidence in our prospects" across
the nation tonight by telephone in
opening the California Pacific In-
ternational Exposition at San Diego.
In one of his first formal state-
ments since the governmental uncer-
tainty following the Supreme Court's
sweeping scrapping of much of NRA,
Mr. Roosevelt had these lines in his
"What is before you represents
progress, steps which have been taken
and which led us to this very mo-
ment in which we pause to look for-
"I think that we may well have
confidence in our prospects. Govern-
ment is being animated more and
more by a desire for the well-being of
the people as a whole.
"A new public conscience is de-
manding that those engaged in pri-
vate enterprise in turn be guided by
conduct based on good ethics and good
morals as well as on thoughts of
WASHINGTON, May 29. - (A) -
President Roosevelt closely scrutinized
the reaction of industry and the public'
tonight as, with scores of advisers, he
strove to reduce the chaotic after-
math of NRA's destruction to an or-
derly plan of procedure.1
Breaking his silence for the first
time since the Supreme Court killed
the Blue Eagle, he 'told newspaper
correspondents that far more im-
portant than what was happening in
Washington were the iraediaew
sequences of the decision throughout
On his desk, he said, were numer-
ous assertions by varous code groups
and trade associations of an inten-
tion to stick by the codes until new
legislation could be formulated. He
added, however, that cut-throat tac-
tics by a minority in those indus-
tries could disrupt the whole scheme.
Of more than 75 business men, law-
yers and editors, whom the President
said he had consulted, one of the out-
standing figures was Gen. Hugh S.
Johnson, original leader of NRA,
whose vigorous tactics and biting epi-
thets pushed the Blue Eagle agency
to its former high place in popular
Johnson hurried to Washington, it
was understood, with a plan for a
voluntary system of codes, with the
Federal Trade Commission empow-
ered to lift anti-trust law restrictions
in certain cases.
Mr. Roosevelt emphasized that
Johnson was but one of 30 with an
intimate knowledge of NRA who had
been advising him. Prof. Felix Frank-
furter of Harvard Law School, a fre-
quent Roosevelt adviser, accompanied
the former NRA chief.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 29. -
A terrific eruption of the Augustine
Island volcano, at mouth of Cook
inlet, was reported by hunters and
aviators reaching Anchorage.
E. L. Griggs Is
For Next Year
Professor Will Spend His
Time Studying Abolition
Prof. E. L. Griggs of the English
department was grantedhsabbatical
leave for next semester which he will
spend in London studying the aboli-
tion of slave trade in England, it
was anounced yesterday.
Professor Griggs will study the re-
lation of the abolition of slave trade
to the humanitarian aspects of ro-
mantic literature. He has already
done some work in this study.
At the request of Thomas Clark-
son's family, Professor Griggs will
write his biography. Clarkson was
the leading early abolitionist in Eng-
To aid him in the collection of
data on Clarkson's life, he has been
given access to some material belong-
ing to descendants of Clarkson. He
plans to correlate this material with
documents in the British Museum.
Professor Griggs is the author of
"The Life of Hartley Coleridge," pub-
lished in 1929; editor of "Unpublished
Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge,"
published in two volumes in 1932, and
"The Best of Coleridge," and "Coler-
idge; Essays by Several Hands."
He will leave for London the latter
part of August and return to Ann Ar-
bor Feb. 1, 1936.
,Brent Star I
Ibsen's 'Ghosts' Features'
Morris, Pape, Calvert In
The third play of the Dramatic
Season, Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts,"
starring Nazimova and Romney]
Brent, will open tonight at 8:15 p.m.
in the Lydia Mendelssohn theater.
"Ghosts," which critics consideri
the greatest of Ibsen's plays, is rep-
resentative of his "moral question-
ing" dramas. Nazimova will play the
role of Mrs. Alving, and Brent will
be cast as her son, Oswald.'
The other characters are Patricia
Calvert as Regina, who is in the ser-
vice of Mrs. Alving, Lionel Pape as
Engstrand, and McKay Morris as
Nazimova was brought over from
Russia to play the part of Mrs. Al-
ving in the first New York produc-
tion of "Ghosts," and has done much
to popularize the play in this country.
Although this is Brent's first tragedy
role, he is a comedian of note, who
has been starred by the New York
Theater Guild, and has also written
several plays, among them "The Mad
Hopes" and "Nymph Errant."
McKay Morris was starred in the
New York production of "Aphrodite,"
and for several years was Ethel Bar-.
rymore's leading man.
The play will run for three days,
ending Saturday night. There will
be two matinees, one Friday after-
noon and one Saturday.
Prof. Angell's Book
A book by Prof. Robert C. Angell of
the sociology department, entitled
"The Family Encounters the Depres-
sion," will be issued during the sum-
mer by the Charles Scribner & Sons
The book, dealing chiefly with the
socio-psychological adjustment of
families during the depression, is
based on 50 complete documents ob-
tained from students during the past
Issuing of Graduation
Notices Ends Friday
V - AXm 7 n n vn.. rr-- -. + I.
Five Detroiters were injured,
one seriously, early this morning
in an automobile collision on Dex-
Mrs. F. Olver, 45, seriously
hurt, and her husband, Fred 01-
ver, 45, 2915 S. Fort St., Detroit,
their son and daughter-in-law,]
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Olver, 4335
driven by the junior Olver, head-
on the charge of driving while
intoxicated. According to the
local police the charge will be
changed to homicide in case any
casualties occur among the in-
The injured were in the cart
driven by the senior Oliver, head-
ed towards Patterson Lake, when
it collided with one driven by
Fred Wesley, 54, 2110 Kenton
Ave., Detroit, coming towardls
Wesley is held in the county jaile
on the charge of drunk driving,.
According to local police, the
charge will be changed to homi-
cide in case any casualties occurX
among the injured.
William Wilsnack Takes
Office Immediately As
William H. Wilsnack, '37, was ap-J
pointed president of the Students
Christian Association last night byo
the Board of Trustees of the S.C.A.c
Evelyn J. Maloy, '36, was appointedt
vice-president, Richard S. Clarke, '37,I
secretary, and Lawrence E. Quinn,V
'36, director of Freshman Rende-v
vous Camp. The 17 new cabinetf
members will be announced today.
Wilsnack has served as Houset
Chairman of the S.C.A. during theF
past semester and also has been an
member of the executive cabinet. Hec
is a transfer student from the Uni-C
versity of Maryland, where he wasF
also an officer of the student Y.M.C.A.a
His home is in Mamaronek, N. Y.,
Miss Maloy, whose home is in Kan-
sas City, Mo., has served on the cab-
inet all year in the capacity of re-c
cording-secretary. Both Clark andd
Quinn have been very active in thet
work of the S.C.A. Clark being edi-d
tor of the Freshman Handbook and'
Quinn serving as secretary of the or-s
The outgoing officers are: Russellt
F. Anderson, '36, president; Patriciat
L. Woodward, '35; and Quinn, whof
will retire'as secretary. Anderson andt
Quinn will be retained on the cabinet
as senior advisersand will share in the
organization work with the new offi-
A new plan has been installed this
year in order to give better stability
to the S.C.A. The new plan calls for
the election of a president of the or-
ganization who is a sophomore and
who will direct the program. Each
year the retiring president will serve
in an advisory capacity on the ex-
ecutive cabinet. Anderson stated
last night "that it is believed that the
new plan will provide a smoother
and better coordinated program.''i
Wilsnack will be the 82nd presi-
dent of the S.C.A., which is one of the
oldest campus organizations, being
organized in 1857 and having the dis-
tinction of being perhaps the oldest
student Y.M.C.A. organization in
During the past school year the
program of the S.C.A. has been more1
of a sociological nature'. Several out-
standing speakers have been spon-
sored during the course of the sermes-
ter, and the work of the Fresh Air'
Camp has been one of the major
parts of the program.
457 Winning Number
In Gargoyle Contest
The winning number in the Gar-
goyle numbered copy contest is 457,
it was announced yesterday by Jo-
seph E. Horak, '35, business manager.
The student holding the copy with
this number, which was drawn by
Executive And Judiciary
Committees Of Control
Body Are Selected
Judiciary Group To
Executive Committee Will
Guide Affairs Requiring
Wiliam R. Dixon, '36, of Midland,
was elected president of the new
Men's Council at its first meeting yes-'
teray afternoon at the Union, and
John W. Strayer, '36, of Buchanan,,
was elected vice-president.
Dixon is an ex-officio member of the
Council because of his being past
president of Sphinx, and Strayer was
elected to the Council as a represent-
ative from the Literary College.
Dixon was chairman of the cooper-
ative committee of the Union for the
past year, a member of the Student
Faculty Relations Committee, and a
J-Hop committeeman. He is a mem-
ber of Sphinx and is affiliated with'i
Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Strayer is a member of Theta Delta
Chi fraternity, Sphinx, and Druids.
In addition to spending three years
on the Gargoyle business staff, he is'
next year's president of the Var-
sity Glee Club, an is a member of
next year's board in Control of Stu-
At the meeting the two committees
of the Council were constituted for
the coming year. Dixon, Strayer, and
John C. McCarthy, '36, of Chicago,
secretary of the Council, as the three
officers of the Council are automati-
cally ex-officio members of the Execu-
tive Committee, and Nelson R. Drou-
lard, '36E, of St. Clair, and Charles
W. Markham, '36BAd., of Ann Arbor,
were elected to complete the commit-
In addition to Dixon, members of
the Judiciary Committee are Thomas
H. Kleene, '36, of Asheville, N. C.,
managing editor of The Daily, Wen-
cel E. Neumann, Jr., '36E, of Royal
Ooak, president of the Union, and
Frank B. Fehsenfeld, '36, of Indian-
apolis, elected representative from the
The Judiciary Committee, accord-
ing to Dixon, will handle student dis-
cipline and recommend to the Stu-
dent Disciplinary Committee all viola-
tions except those of a purely aca-
"The executive Committee," Dixon
said, "will handle all affairs of the
Council which require immediate ac-
tion. It is to be a guiding organiza-
tion." The retiring president of the
Undergraduate Council, the organiza-
tion which the new Council is replac-
ing, is Carl Hilty, '35.
PARIS, May 29.- (') -A steady
golden stream, uninterrupted despite
strenuous efforts to halt the flight
from the franc, flowed out from the
Bank of France's vaults today as
Premier Etienne Flandin suffered the
first major setback in his battle for
dictatorial financial powers.
The chamber of Deputies' Finance
Committee voted 25 to 15 against his
bill requesting far-reaching authority
to balance the budget and defend the
franc, thereby emphasizing the open
hostility developing in parliament to
the government's program. Some
quarters said they believed that Flan-
din might have to resign.
Unimpressed, however, Flandin said
he would carry his appeal directly
to the chamber tomorrow. Prosecu-
tions of persons speculating against
the franc is contemplated, he an-
nounced, and evidence gathered has
been sent to the ministry of justice.
Meanwhile the Bank of France's
gold losses continued to average about
1,000,000,000 f r a n c s ($65,800,000)
daily, with total losses since the
movement began late in March esti-
mated at some 11,000,000,000 francs
S., English Students Similar
Says Visiting British Educator
There is a striking similarity be-
tween American and English college
students according to L. Ferrar
Brown, administrative officer at the
University of London, England, who
is visiting the University for a few
days while making a tour of many
prominent American universities and
Mr. Brown stated that ideas of
American students about war and
the economic depression prevail in
England and that the general "ques-
tioning attitude" among students
which is evident in America is also
predominant in England.
There is a definite anti-war feeling
among the students, he said. "The
English students feel that there is no
immediate danger of war but be-
lieve that if the present armament
The economic depression in Eng-
land, as in America, has produced a
profound influence on s t u d e n t
thought, he said. "There seems to be
a movement in thought toward the
left, and there is a feeling that an
economic setup of a more socialistic
nature will be necessary," he stated.
"From what I have observed, this
seems to be a characteristic of Amer-
ican students just as much as it is a'
characteristic of English students,
and I feel that this is a good attitude,
for the young radicals of today usu-
ally turn out to be the conservatives
Mr. Brown said he believed the stu-
dents at Oxford and Cambridge were
perhaps the most "intellectually free"
of any students in the world. "How-
ever," he continued, "contrary to the'
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