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The eather
Snow and colder today, with
strong northerly winds.

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Champions Of The West...
How To Meet Motoring
Hazards ...



Hell Week'


At Iowa Arouses


Under Tax Inquiry

Iowa Cagers
Beat Varsity
Brilliant Second Half Rally
Gives Hawkeyes First
Win In Eight Games
Barko Leads Iowa,
Scores Ten Points

Above Zero SquadS




P ditT

ichigan, Buckeye Track

More Snow Is Ex
After Barometer
Rapidly To 28


June Meet O n West Coast

Professor At Iowa Says
'Sadistic Practices Are
Gross Outrage'
Dr. Forsythe Warns
Local Fraternities
Medical Treatment Often
Follows Pledge Period,
Director States
IOWA CITY, Feb. 25. - (P) --Fric-
tion in the University of Iowa faculty
as the result of the fraternity "Hell
Week" investigation developed to-
Prof. Edward B. Reuter, head of the
sociology department, demanded that
Alonzo P. Jones, assistant dean of
men, "clear him of suspicion of being
a party to the sadistic practices that
have for years made 'Hell Week' a
gross outrage to public decency."
In an open letter to The Daily
Iowan,. student newspaper, Professor
Reuter stated that, "The regulations
governing fraternity probation on
initiation have been generally and
continuously flouted.
"That the practices are brutal as
well as asinine is attested by the
fact that a number of freshmen are
now in hospitals or being treated by
physicians for injuries attributed di-
rectly or indirectly to the tortures to
which they have been subjected."
Forsythe Asks Discretion
A plea for fraternities to employ
discretionary methods in conducting
"Hell Week" this year was made yes-
terday by Dr Warren E. Forsythe
director of the Health Service.
The period during which fraternity
pledges have been put to the "supreme
test" in past years has resulted in
several cases of possible pneumonia,
colds, bruises, and other injuries,
-nesEsietrg- a . treatment at
the Health Service, Dr. Forsythe said.
"There isalittle doubt that loss of
sleep, such as is common during 'Hell
Week,' results in lowered resistance,'
he explained, "and exposures during
trips, and other stunts common to the.
period, are the causes of colds, which
in some cases have threatened to de-
velop into pneumonia."
Cites Treatment1
Only one instance of a pledge re-
quiring treatment by a mental hy-
gienist was 'recalled by Dr. Forsythe.
He cited a case in which loss of sleep,
strain, and humiliation undergone by
the pledge resulted in temporary
mental maladjustment. He added that
the student responded to treatment,
however, and did not seem to suffer
and permanent ill effects.
The director admitted that in some
instances there probably were suffi-
cient grounds for the disciplinary'
steps taken during "Hell Week" but
added that discretion should be prac-
tised and unnecessary stunts cut out
of the houses' "Hell Week" programs
from a standpoint of safeguarding
"Keeping a boy standing on a cor-
ner in an exposed position, sending
him to Ypsilanti to count the tele-
graph poles along the road during
cold, damp weather,and other similar
actions, will undoubtedly affect the
health of the pledge," Dr. Forsythe
Council To Act
On Freshmen
The Executive Committee of the
Interfraternity Council will meet at
5 p.m. Thursday in Room 306 of the
Union to consider petitions for initia-
tion and pledging of fraternities by
ineligible men, Philip A Singleton,

'35E, president, stated.
Petitions presented to the commit-
tee at their meeting last Thursday
will be reconsidered at this meeting,
according to Singleton, because the
meeting last week was not attended
by a representative number of the
committee members.
At the first meeting four petitions
were refused and one passed.
Men wishing to petition must hand
them in before 5 p.m. Thursday. The
Council offices in Room 306 will be
open between 3 and 5 p.m. every


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Lead Changes Five'
In First Period;
In 15-15 Tie


asociated Press Phot ;
Andrew W. Mellon held a brokerage
marginal account under another
name while he was Secretary of the
Treasury, according to testimony in-
troduced yesterday at the inquiry into
his income tax affairs.
Announce New
Promotions In
Local R.O.T.C..
R. J. McKinven Succeeded
By Hesle'r As Colonel;
Name DuLyn To Post
In the list of promotions and ap-
pointments in the University Reserve
Officers Training Corps announced
yesterday, Delbert P. Hesler, '35E,
was named colonel of the unit, and
Francis W. DuLyn, '35E, was named
Col. Cadet Hesler succeeds to the
position formerly held by Robert J.
McKinven, '36E, who served as colon-
el during the first semester. Hesler
was then lientenant-colonel, while
DuLyn was a major commanding the
third battalion.
Cadet Majors John S. Cole, '35, and
John Healey, '35, continue as com-
manders of the first and second bat-
talions, while Raymond J. Koykka,
'35, will succeed to DuLyn's post as
major of the third battalion.
Name Cadet Captains
The following men were assigned
to the rank of cadet captain com-
manding the companies of the unit;
Robert B. Brown, '37, Company A;
Carl A. Cuphaver, '35E, Company B;
Sidney Shelley, '35E, Company C;
Carl R. Levine, '35E, Company 1;
John F. Schmidt, '35E, Company E;
Truman C. Smith, '35, Company F;
Robert N. Sawyer, '35E, Company G;
Duane D. Freese, '3, Company H;
Don A. Pomeroy, Jr., '35E, Company
I; Chase R. Teabolt, '35E, Company
K; Gordon H. Stow, '35A, Company
L; John P. Sager, '35E, Company M;
John C. Wagner, '37, regimental cap-
tain and adjutant; Carleton J. Egg-
staff, '35E, regimental staff; Alton E.
Farr, '35E, regimental staff, and Del-
win J. Reisinger, '35E, regimental
Named to posts as first lieutenant
are Donald P. Norton, battalion ad-
jutant, Alexander M. McPherson, '35,
Blaine E. Tuttle, '35E, Sam M. Rood,
'35, Robert J. Pfohman, '35E, Ken-
neth O. Beach, '35, G. J. Degelleke, '35,
Frederick F. Jones, '35, Robert Engel,
'35, Samuel H. Hazelton, '35E, Julius
F. Bartus, '35E, Artemus W. Wood,
Lieutenants Appointed
Other first lieutenants are: Louis
Schwartz, '35, William A. McClintic,
'35, John C. Moore, '35E, Donald
M. Cheever, '35E, Robert W. Thorne,
'35E, Llewellyn S. Howe, '35E, Cam-
eron Walker, '35, Donald Clinger-
smith, '35, James C. Loughman, '35E,
T. D. Smith, '35, H. B. Wright, '35,
Charles L. Raynor, '35E, Edward P.
Hall, '35E, D. E. Cook, '35, Henry J.
Gaston, '35, and Clarence F. Bland-
ing, '35.
Second lieutenants of the regiment
are Robert H. Benton,- '36, Donald
M. Bachelor, '35E, C. B. Brownson,
'35E, Charles L. Brooks, '37, Henry
W. Hoerauf, '35, William H. Reger,
Allen E. Cleveland, '35E, Donald J.
Russell, '36, Allen F. Donovan, '35,
Henry M. Newcomb, '35, Valentine R.
Saph, '35, Frank W. Shutko, '35, J. E.

University of Iowa's basketball
team broke a seven-game losing streak
here last night at the expense of the
Michigan quintet, winning 37 to 25
on a second-half scoring spree.
The two teams fought through the*
first period on even terms, the lead
changing hands five times before the
period ended in a 15-15 tie. The
Hawkeyes found the basket early in
the second half and ran up a 31 to
22 score in the first ten minutes of
that period, then adopted a stalling
game that allowed them to coast to an
easy victory.
Coach Franklin Cappon, apparently
fearing a defensive weakness, started
three guards, using Dick Evans at
forward, and George Rudness and
Matt Patanelli at the guards. Johnny
Barko, high-scoring Hawk forward,
led both teams with 10 points, while
Chelse Tamagno, John Gee and Rud-
ness collected 6 points apiece for
Iowa Offense Clicked
Barko's one-handed push shots
from the foul line demoralized the
Michigan defense at the end of the
first half, and the Wolverines started
playing "race-horse" in the second
period when it was evident that the
Iowa offense was clicking.
John Gee's inconsistent work in the
pivot position and his insistence on
taking impossible shots ruined Mich-
igan's attempted fast-breaking of-
fense in the second period and the
Wolverines resorted to long shots in
futile attempts to score.
Rudness opened the scoring with a'
follow-up shot in the first minute, and
Gee connected on a reverse shot be-
fore the Hawkeyes could connect from
the field on Grim's long tom, although
Ivan Blackmer had cashed-in on a
free throw. Johnny Grim's bucket
gave Iowa a momentary lead, but
Rudness got it back for Michigan
with a field goal and a free throw.
Grim's second goal from the floor
tied the score at the end of ten
minutes, at 7-7.
Michigan Leads
Michigan jumped to a five-point
lead on Gee's basket and a bucket
and free throw by Evans, but two bas-
kets by Barko and one by Blackmer
gave the visitors a one-point lead.
Tamagno replaced Meyers, and Barko
got his third consecutive field goal.
With a minute left in the half Rud-
ness connected on a free throw and
Gee scored on a looping, one-handed
shot to tie the score at 15-all.
Blackmer scored first in the second
(Continued 'on Page -3)
C oiler To Give
Next Speech In
Lecture Series
The University Lecture scheduled
for the coming week will be given
Thursday on "The Progress of Sur-
geryin Recent Years," bysDr. Fred-
erick A. Coller, director of the surgery
department in the School of Medicine,
it was announced by Dr. Frank E.
Robbins, assistant to the President.
Dr. Coller's lecture will be the
fifth of a group of eight lectures on
this year's University Lecture Series
to be given by members of the local
Graduated from Harvard Medical
School in 1912, Dr. Coller was resident
surgeon thereafter at the Massachu-
setts General Hospital until he went
overseas, where he rose to be major
in the U. S. Medical Corps. Since
1920 he has been on the faculty of
the School of Medicine here, and since
1924 he has held the rank of lieut.-
colonel in the Medical Reserve Corps
Social Drama Will Be
Given By Hillel Players

"Unfinished Picture," a three ac
social drama written by Theodore
Kane Cohen, '35, has been chosen for

Many Injured After
Heavy Snowstorm
Traffic Halted By Great
Drifts; Passenger Train
Held Up Four Hours
With the mercury dropping nearly
30 degrees between noon yesterday
and late last night, a temperature as
low as 10 degrees above zero was pre-:
dicted yesterday.
More snow was also expected as the
University observatory barometer fell
rapidly last night, nearing 28 at 9
p.m. The northwest wind, cold and'
blustry, picked up rapidly as night fell
yesterday, reaching a speed of 16
miles per hour shortly before 8 p.m.
At noon yesterday, the University
observatory recorded a temperature of
43.8 degrees. At 2 p.m., it had fallen
to nearly 30 degrees. By 4 p.m. it was
down to 25.5. And at 7:30 p.m. it
reached 17.8, with the prediction that
it would go at least as low as 10 de-
Roads Flooded
Roads that were flooded with melt-
ing snow were made dangerously icy
once more, and warnings were issued
to motorists by city and county high-
way departments. The Ann Arbor
street commission prepared last night
to send out a crew of men to sand es-
pecially icy streets, while the Wash-
tenaw county r o a d commission
worked to keep out-county highways
Ann Arbor escaped the unusually
severe snowstorm that hit the central
and northern parts of Michigan. In
view of the fact that State Highway
Commissioner Murray D. Van Wag-
goner termed it the "worst storm
of the winter for Eastern Michigan,"
local highway officials said the city
was fortunate to have been missed
by the snow. The Michigan blizzardi
was part of a storm that hit the entire:
northwest part of the United States.
No accidents caused by icy roads
had been reported in Ann Arbor.
(By Associated Press)
Michigan counted the cost of the
season's heaviest snowstorm Monday
in two deaths, numerous minor ac-'
cidents and hundreds of highways still
blocked by three and four-foot drifts
"Snow and colder" was the redic-
tion for Tuesday, with lowest emp-
eratures in the Detroit area at 10
above zero. Tuesday, the weather bu-
reau forecast, it will continue colder
with the possibility of more snow.
Two Die In Storm
At Muskegon, Nicholas Devries, 50,
and Peter T. Smith, 45, died of over-
exertion. Devries met death while
wading through the drifts in a foun-
dry, while Smith died while shoveling
snow in a coal yard.
The storm, which flashed across the
central section Sunday night, was
something of a "freak." Detroit ex-
perienced rain, while at Sault Ste.-
Marie the snowfall was light and the
temperature held at about three
above. But scattered parts of the
lower peninsula felt the full force of
winter's onslaught.
The state highway department said
the storm was the worst of the year
and reported 18 inches of snow in
Gratiot County, 14 in Saginaw, 12 in
Alcona and about a foot of snow in
Cheboygan, Alpena, Iosco and Ros-
common Counties.

.Jhn. D. Morton of Detroit was
killed last night when his car
struck, in a head-en collision, an
automobile driven by Mrs. E. G.
Hamer, wife of Ellsworth G. Ha-
mer, manager of the Wuerth The-
ater here, on the Ford Road, just
over the Wahtenaw boundary in
Wayne County.
Mrs. Hamer, who was severely
injured, was rushed to St. Jo-
seph's Hospital here. She sus-
tained a compound fracture of
the jaw, a broken shoulder blade,
and severe cuts and bruises. No
internal injuries were evident,
doctors said.
Mrs. Hamer was headed for
Ann Arbor on the Ford Road.
Morton was going toward Detroit.
About a mile from the Wash-
tena w-Wayne boundary line, he
attempted to pass a large truck,
As his car swerved around the
truck, he struck Mrs. Hamer's
automobile in a head-on crash.
Both cars were damaged beyond
Union Tryouts
Are Asked To
Report Today

Superintendent Of
Museums Rudely
Interrupts Lovers
Love is a grand thing -- but not in
the University Museums.
- Two pair of lovers, who were going
at it quite seriously, received the full
vent of the wrath of Morley P. Wil-
liams, superintendent of the Museums
building, yesterday, and were cruelly
escorted to the door by him-they'
were, to put it crudely, kicked out, and
right in the cold wind too.
Then Mr. Williams decried those
who carry their love-making into the
sacred halls of science. "They're a
nuisance," he declared, "and they're
sickening, too."
Mr. Williams told how he found
afflicted ones anywhere from the
front hall to the most secluded spot
on the third floor. "Sometimes they
don't even try to hide their necking,"
he said in a disgusted tone.
One couple he had to drive from
the Museums yesterday was star-gaz-
ing on the steps in the lower hall,
right in front of the door.
"Something should be done about
it," he asserted. "It's disgusting." -
And meanwhile the poor creatures
who had been so severely afflicted by
Cupid's darts stood across the street
and gazed pensively at the tall, for-
bidding Museums building in which
their efforts had been so rudely ter-
minated and from which they had
been so harshly ejected.
Effect Change
In Division Of
Social Science
Curricula Of Departments
To Be Harmonized By
New Set-Up

Eligible Freshmen
Sophomores Will
Committee Posts


A call to all freshmen interested
in trying out for the student organiza-
tion of the Union to report at 4:45 p.m.
today in Room 302 on the third floor
of-the Union building was issued last
night by Douglas R. Welch, '35, rec-
ording secretary.
Second semester freshmen and first
semester sophomores, who have met
the scholastic requirements set up by
the University, will be allowed to try
out. A freshman must not have grades
below "C" and at least one mark of
"B" or better.
The tryouts will be addressed by
Allen D. McCombs, '35, president of,
the student organization, and Welch.
The speakers will explain briefly the
work of the Union and tryouts.
All freshmen who report for tryouts
will be assigned to one of the five
committees for work as subcommit-
teemen. Next fall they will be pro-
moted to regular positions on these
If at the end of his sophomore year,
a committee member's work has been
satisfactory, he is appointed to the
executive council of 15 juniors. This
group includes the chairmen of the
five aomiriritees the cooper, tive,
reception, publicity, house, and dance
From the membership of the execu-
tive council, the Union board of di-
rectors selects a president and re-
cording secretary to serve as the sen-
ior officers of the student organiza-
tion. The president appoints the mem-
bers of the executive council and the
sophomore members of the five com-
The projects which the Union an-
nually sponsors include an open
house, student-faculty tournaments
and "bull sessions," the Union Month-
ly Review and the Union Opera.

Formal revision of the Division of P
Social Science to set up on organi-
zation within the University that will v
act as coordinator of research and a
curricular work in the different de- v
partments will be completed this t
week, according to Prof. Preston E. n
James of the geography department,
secretary of the original division, who
announced the proposed change yes- f
The division, composed of 10 de-
partments and schools, was created by
action of the Board of Regents late
last year for the purpose of organizing
a group that would function in the
capacity of an agent, combining re-
search activity of the respective mem-
ber units. It was from this body that y
the research committee received offi-
cial sanction.
Research Included1
The revised division will include
the research problem as only one in s
a list of functions, which may include, i
although plans have not yet been l
completed, coordination of the cur-
ricula of different departments, and t
general advisory and administrative
work in concentration programs.
Provisions for revising the body
were adopted by a meeting of the{
division last week. A resolution being
passed to elect a general committee,I
with representatives from the 10 units
empowered to appoint a research+
committee "and such other commit-
tees as may be desirable."
The departments and schools which
will have representatives on the gen-
eral committee are the anthropology
department, business administration
school, economics department, geog-
raphy department, history depart-
ment, Law School, philosophy de-
partment, political science depart-
ment, psychology department, and so-
ciology department.
To Hold Election
Elections for the committee will
take place before March 1, and the
first meeting will be called by the
chairman of the present committee
on research, Prof. Charles F. Remer
of the economics department, soon
after, Professor James announced.
Members of the former committee
and the units they represented are Dr.
Carl E. Guthe, anthropology; Prof.
Olin W. Blackett, business adminis-
tration; Prof. Charles Remer, eco-
nomics; Prof. Preston E. James, geog-
raphy; Prof. Lewis G. VanderVelde,
history; Prof. John P. Dawson, law;

Vould Be Second Trip To
California For Michigan
During Season
Yost, Members Of
Board Favor Meet
tanford, Trojan Squads
Would Meet Conference
Teams At Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 - () -
'lans were under way here tonight
o match the University of Southern
alifornia and Stanford University
rack teams against the University of
lichigan and Ohio State University
a Los Angeles next June.
L. W. St. John, athletic director of
)hio State, conferred with Willie O.
unter, U.S.C. director of athletics,
few days ago, and a final confer-
nce was due to be held today but an
ajury to Hunter in a motor car ac-
ident caused a postponement for a
ew days.
The N.C.A.A. championship will be
oeld in Berkeley, Calif., in June.
/ichigan and Ohio State are ex-
ected to bring their squads here for
h e Stanford-U.S.C. engagement,
hen move up to Berkeley for the title
Fielding H. Yost, Michigan direc-
r of athletics, said last night that
he meethad been definitely proposed
ohim by St. John and Hunter, and
hatonly confirmation of detailed ar-
angements from California was nec-
ssary before the proposition would
>e submitted by him to the Board In
ontrol of Physcial Education, which
nust pass on it.
Yost, who expressed himself as per-
onally in favor of the meet in the
vent satisfactory arrangements are
nade, said he had talked informally
ith several members of the board,
ho nad also approved of the general
Negotiations have yet to be made
ith Stanford, according to Yost,
nd the University of California,
which is holding the N.C.A.A. meet
'he week-end following the proposed
meet, must also be consulted.
Plans Made In West
The possibility of the meet was
irst definitely considered by St. John,
Hunter, and Yost at the National
wootball Rules Committee meeting
ield recently and Hunter and St.
ohns returned to California to con-
lude negotiations.
The proposed California trip, if
made, would be the second of the
ear for the Michigan squad, a meet
having been scheduled with the Uni-
versity of California for April 13 at
Representatives of the Michigan
quad also have planned to compete
n the N.C.A.A. meet, which 'will be
held in the latter part of June, and
which would come a week following
he proposed meet. It was this fact,
Yost said, which lent favor to the
combined teams dual meet.
A squad of 25 or 30 men would prob-
ably represent the two Mid-West
schools, Yost said, according to the
present arrangements, with each
school sending approximately half
of the team.
Conference Meet March 9
Michigan, Big Ten indoor champ-
ions, and Ohio State, favored to give
the Wolverines their greatest test for
retention of the team title at the Con-
erence meet to be held March 9 at
Chicago, will meet here Saturday
night in what observers have pre-
dicted to be the outstanding event of
the indoor season.
The two teams include some of the
outstanding track and field stars of
the country, it was pointed out, and
a close meet with the Coast teams,

perennially strong in all departments,
was foreseen,
Union Opera Book
Will Be Discussed
Prospective authors for the book
and music of the twenty-seventh
Union Opera will have an opportunity
Thursday to meet with an advisory
committee composed of faculty mem-
bers who have had experience with

Parent Of Typical Michigan
Student Is Retail Merchant

The parent of the typical Univer-
sity of Michigan student is a "retail
dealer or merchant," if a study of the
registration cards of 8,806 under-
graduates enrolled here is any indica-'
The survey also revealed that more
than 160 different occupations are
followed by the parents of students.
Answering of the question concern-
ing the occupation of the parent,
which was included on the student
registration card, was not required,
but 7,861, or all but 945 students, re-
turned an answer.
Commerce and the learned profes-
sions predominate among the parents
of undergraduates, but labor of all
kinds is generously represented, re-j

owners and tenants, 308, sales agents,"
281, school teachers, 194, executives,
193, contractors, 153, real estate
agents, 151, insurance agents, 139,
college presidents and teachers, 129,
wholesalers, 119, and clerical, 119,
machinists, 117, bankers, 109, and ac-
countants, 103.
Seventeen occupations are listed
only once. Least numerous are the
following: aviator, butler, Chamber of
Commerce official, deliveryman, der-
matologist, farm laborer, railroad
fireman, stationary fireman, golf pro-
fessional, government ward, lock-
smith, messenger, motion picture op-
erator, politician, scientist, tour con-
ductor and ward helper.
A few students are the children of


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