Increasing cloudiness today,
followed by rain tomorrow; not
much change in temperature.
VOL. XLVI No. 24 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1935
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Stage Wild Black Friday;
Games At 2 P. M
African Chiefs Captured
By Fascist Advance Far
Italians Flying 225
Miles From Capital
Tribal Chieftains Reported
Joining Invading Ranks
After Defeat At Callafo
Wolverines Are Favored
Over Columbia In First
Report Many Skirmishes
As More Than 100 Frosl
Scour Town For Sophs
All Hands Doused
In Fire Hose Fight
Original Leaders Of Both
Camps Missing Early In
Fray; Sophs Lose Pants
By GUY M. WHIPPLE, JR.
Ann Arbor, traditionally "the city
where commerce and education meet,"
was not all sweetness and light last
The occasion for Ann Arbor's trans-
fer from the educational and com-
mercial column to the modified gang
warfare category was the annual
Black Friday uprising, and this year's
Black Friday proved to be replete with
the genuine old-style ducking-in-the-
Huron, hosings, forced plunges into
the Union pool, de-pantsings, and
simple smashes to the jaw, lips, and
Although this edition of The Daily
is necessarily not responsible for what
happens after 2 a.m. this morning,
the orchids up to that time certainly
are all to the first-year men -the
fairly-well disciplined, numerically-
strong Class of 1939.
As for the sophomores, it must be
said in all candor that they were
not evident at all until three or four
hours after the first band of howling,
blasphemous freshmen hit the cam-
pus. The yearlings put in their ar-
rival at about 9 p.m., roving the
streets in a group of approximately
100, which was to be augmented later
in the evening. They searched for
sophomores fruitlessly for a period
of time during which many weary
miles were covered.
Do Song And Dance
To be sure, during those first mild
hours, a few hapless second-year men
were caught straggling, and they were
duly relieved of their trousers and
made to do a song-and-dance for the
patrons of the M-Hut, the Superior
DairynCo Restaurant, and the Parrot.
From about 9 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.
- aninterval that might well be
called the calm before the storm -
the freshmen paraded about with
their few captives, marching down
Liberty Street to the Pretzel Bell,
then on to Main Street, back up to
the campus area by way of William
Street, and then attended to their
roving duties on campus in quest of
delinquent sophomores who as yet
were not in evidence.
All this time there was much spec-'
ulation in the freshman camp as to.'
what had become of Tim Hurd, their'
recently-elected leader. The balance
of opinion favored the theory that the
sophomores had, after all, gotten the
jump on them and spirited Leader
Hurd away to Ypsilanti for safe keep-
ing until after today's games. In his
absence the freshmen were led by
Harold Hill and John Jordan."
Elliot Chapman, top-dog of the
sophomores, is at present reliably re-
ported to be in Ypsilanti, keeping close
attendance upon Hurd. One or two'
sophomores are sporting teeth-marks'
inflicted by Hurd.
This is, chronologically, the point
where nature in the raw began her
Battle Far Hose
To begin with, freshmen and soph-
omores clashed near the Chemistry
Building for possession of a hose,
fought a spirited battle, and sprayed
one another indiscriminately. it was,
quite hard to keep track of just who
The two classes had a battle-royal
on the lawn in front of Alumni Me-
morial Hall. Orchids to the sopho-~
One young man climbed to the roof
of the store at the corner of William
and State Streets and bellowed, some-
what indecisively, "To Hell With '38"
and "To Hell With '39." It may have
been that there were two or more men
on the roof, of course.
Stanley Waltz, manager of the
Union, was harassed alternately by
freshmen and sophomores wishing to
throw their captives into the pool.
Mr. Waltz kindly but firmly explained,
that impurities were likely to develop
in the water if many more under-
classmen, dressed in rags and dirt,;
Book Due At Eight?
Goai?,iLl n A "d
r t fLLL " c ur ZJL rLU
Traditional Rivalry Will
Culminate With Annual
Events AtFerry Field
Plan Cane Spree
And Pillow Fight,
Wolverine Hopes Rest On His Arm Today
Little Shakes Up Lions In
Effort To Add Defensive
Viergever May Not
Play Entire Game
Do y he thought of get-
ting up . to return books to
the librari oes the fact that the
overtime fine will sneak up behind
you ruin what could be a good night's
Well, you can sleep in peace from
now on because one of the most novel
ideas in a long time has struck two
students on campus. If you will be
sure to leave any and all of your
returnable books inside or just out-
side of your front door, the "8 O'clock
Boys," Charles Bleich and Murray
Roth, will, if notified through their
phone, 6740,.step -on the gas of their
Ford roadster and pick up the vol-
umes any morning between 7 and 8
Bleich and Roth already have re-
ceived permission from the University
to run their wee-hour traffic, so from
Monday until something happens to
the Ford or their finances they intend
to relieve perturbed minds and to
foil gloating librarians; and it's all
for one nickel per stack-bound tome.
If they get their cargo to the library
after the hour has struck, not only
will they pay the penalty, but they'll
be standing at your door the next
morning for more.
Long - Time Agricultural
Adjustment Program Is
Advanced By President
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25.-(P)- A
"long-time and more permanent ad-
justment program" for agriculture
was projected by President Roosevelt
today as the New Deal's farm policy
neared two crucial tests.
A formal presidential statement
said that the AAA "has served the
nation's welfare," spoke of "the sim-
plified and more flexible adjustment
program of the future" and outlined
in broad terms a veering of the AAA's
course toward regional crop adjust-
ment and emphasis on soil conserva-
AAA Showdown Near
Mr. Roosevelt's views were issued
on the eve of a critical AAA show-
down - the National Corn-Hog Ref-
erendum tomorrow when farmers will
vote approval or disapproval of an ad-
justment program for 1936. And not
far distant was a Supreme Court rul-
ing on constitutionality of the vast
AAA, machine. The tribunal has
agreed to review a processing tax case,
and the government has asked for
an early hearing.
Some informed observers read into
the statement a possible move to off-
set any Republican adoption of the1
ROME, Oct. 26.- (Saturday) -
Freshmen Will Gather At (,P) --The first tank operations along
Corner Of Waterman the southern Ethiopian front, in
which many prisoners were taken,
Gym At 1:30 p.m. were reported by Italian war corre-
spondents today to Saturday morn-
Freshmen and sophomores who are ing newspapers.
aot receiving their mail at the Uni- Previously, the government had of-
versity Health Service will meet at 2 ficially announced the capture of two
p.m. today at Ferry Field to settle villages in the south, advances by the
some important questions concerning Fascist army and the surrender of
the relative physical merits of their several chieftains.
classes. Correspondents said relief and
Representatives have already been scouting expeditions are going for-
chosen by the underclassmen to vard on the northern front.
handle the heavy duties in the cane The tanks pushed deep into the
zpree and the pillow fight, two games Ogaden area, going as far as the
which can hardly be described as valley of Burei, dispatches said.
gentle. Fascist airplanes have made recon-
The third game, the flag rush, is naisance flights as far as Magalo,
more of a community affair. It falls j (only 225 miles southeast of Addis
to the lot of the sophomores this year Ababa), it was announced.
to defend the flag and its pole, which The planes, it was said, "effectively
the freshmen will attempt to scatter bombed various military objectives."
about the landscape.The villages captured in the drve
In the'ycane spree each class will toward Harar were listed as Callafo,
have eight men participating. The and Geledi in the Sciavelli (Shi-
"canes" are really ax-handles, and beli) region.
the gentleman who wrests the axe- (Italy's present plan is for its
handle from his opponent two out of northern and southern armies to meet
three timisdeclarenthewinnet around Harar, thus linking with oc-
three times is declared the winner. cupied territory the Italian colonies
Pillows of sawdust-filled sacks are of Eritrea and Somaliland).
employed in the pillow fight, with "Nuera S or al iand)nd
the objective an attempt to knock "Numerous tribal chiefs hastened
the opone nfrom hisseat n histo present themselves at Callafo,
wooden saw-horsem make acts of submission, and join the
w army," said the communique. 500'
Present plans call for the compet- rifles were captured.
ing teams to meet at separate points,I
Michigan To (
-Associated Press Photo.
Captain Bill Renner, Michigan triple threat back, who will lead the
Maize and Blue eleven against Columbia this afternoon at Baker Field.
Besides being one of the best passers in the country, Runner has been
kicking well consistently in practice the past week.
i , , n
from which they will proceed to the
field of battle as two units. The
yearlings will gather at 1:30 p.m. at
the southwest corner-of Waterman
Gymnasium, and the sophomores will
unite at the same time at their tra-
ditional spot in front of the Union.
The R.O.T.C. Varsity Band will
play for the celebrants. A loudspeaker
system to enlighten the spectators
has been tentatively arranged.
Must Hand In
Students May Begin Work
Monday For November,
The deadline for NYA workers on
the campus to get in their October
hours is midnight today, Harold S.
Anderson, cost accountant of the
buildings and grounds department,
Students may begin Monday to
work on their November hours, Mr.
Anderson said. The deadline under
the NYA set-up is the last Saturday
of each month.
Dr. Anderson announced that under
a last-minute change in plans NYA
checks will be sent to the University
from Lansing and handed out here
by local NYA officials. More than 1,-
200 students will receive checks to-
talling $10,000 to $13,000, he said.
It was at first believed that the state
office would mail the checks directly.
Although the date on which the
checks will be issued is not yet known,
officials believe that it will be within
The National Youth Administra-
tion, which replaced the student di-
vision of the FERA, is handled in
the University by the University Com-
mittee on NYA. This is headed by
Prof. Lewis M. Gram, head of the
civil engineering department, chair-
man; Dean Joseph A. Bursley and
John C. Christensen, University con-
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 25. -
(A) - The unique hurricane which
turned around and went back to its
nest in the Carribean Sea after rak-
ROME, Oct. 25. -(P) - Advances
by Italy's southern army in Ethiopia,
the capture of two towns and the
submission of several chieftaiiswere
reported Friday in an official Rome
Italian airplanes have made recon-
naissance flights as far as Magalo
(about 225 miles southeast of Addis
Ababa), it was announced. The
planes, it was said, "effectively
bombed various military objectives."
The villages captured in the drive
toward Harar were listed as Cal-
lafo and Geledi in the Sciaveli (Shib-
'Tribal Chiefs Surrender'
"Numerous tribal chiefs hastened
to present themselves at Callafo,
make acts of submission, and join
the army," said the communique.
Five hundred rifles were captured.
(A Reuters Harar dispatch said
four Italian planes bombed the un-
mapped village of Gabradarre, sev-
en soldiers being wounded.
"Olol Dinle, sultan of Sciaveli
(Shibeli), who has capitulated to us,
is continuing a flanking action with
his armed followers.
"* * * there is nothing new in the
Eritrean sector except the movement
of our advance guards, which is pro-
ceeding with the final occupation of
the Tigre territory."
From Harar it was reported that
Ras Nasibu, the Governor, had dis-
patched the main body of Hara regu-
lars to the southern front Friday and
had predicted that Jijiga, 50 miles
east of Harar, would be a bulwark
of Ethiopia's defense.
Harar Regulars March
Preceded by 2,000 heavily-laden
camels, the well-equipped infantry,
cavalry and anti-aircraft units
marched away amid the shrieks and
lamentations of fanatical Galla wom-
Ras Nasibu, who will command the4
12,000 in battle, reviewed them; the
Coptic abuna, or bishop, blessed their
colors; Catholic priests granted the
The Governor scoffed at reports of
heavy Ethiopian casualties from
bombs or gas on the Ogaden front.
"The total casualties resulting from
the Italian air bombing of Gorahei
and points along the Webbe Shibeli
River were five killed and three
wounded at Gorahei and one Somali
killed at Katama Tafari," he said.
At Addis Ababa, it was announced
that Emperor Haile Selassie had
finally persuaded Italy's minister to
Ethiopia to agree to leave the coun-
try - a task that has taken the Em-
peror two weeks to accomplish.
BAND TO MEET
To Put Stress
Comparative Studying Of
Radical Ideas, Democracy
Needed, Elliott Believes
LANSING, Oct. 25. -(R) - Dr.
Eugene B. Elliott, the state's new
superintendent of public instruction,
said today he will invoke gradual
changes in school curricula designed
to teach "sane citizenship" to youth-
ful students ,and take emphasis off
the dollar sign.
He said he believes radical forms
of government should be studied in
the schools to disclose their inherent
weaknesses, but that the pupils should
be grounded thoroughly in the demo-
cratic form of government.
He warned that the financial pic-
ture for the schools is dark and
getting darker. He said something
must be done to equalize their finan-
cial support. Cities that have adopt-
ed 15 mill tax limitations cannot
support adequate school systems, El-
The superiintendent plans to ask
the next legislature to consolidate
school districts. He termed the pres-
ent set-up which has 6,700 school dis-
tricts, each operating as a separate
unit, is cumbersome and expensive.
He would group sparsely settled
counties into a school district, and
group communities where the pop-
ulation is denser.
Elliott, just one day on the job,
after the Supreme Court ousted Paul
F. Voelker, Democratic holdover,
started to reorganize the department.
He announced Lee M. Thurston, dep-
uty superintendent and business
manager of the Ann Arbor public
schools, has been offered the position
of deputy state superintendent. How-
ard Prine, former Jackson County
school commissioner, will be in charge
of child accounting. Paul Crossman
will be retained as head of the divi-
sion of instruction.
Elliott said he will take personal
charge of school finances.
Malibu Hills Blaze
Put Under Control
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25.-(AP)-
Fire fighters achieved partial con-
trol today over the Malibu Hills con-
flagration. Immediate menace to
many homes in the Malibu Lake re-
Music And Art
Dr T emnn Tn T AL fln
'Two Worlds At A Time;'
Choir To Give Program
Many musical and art programs,
coupled with the regular forum and
discussion meetings, will be featured
by the Ann Arbor churches tomor-
Dr. William P. Lemon, minister
of the First Presbyterian Church, will
preach a sermon on "Two Worlds at
a Time" at the Masonic Temple to-
morrow morning. The student forum
tomorrow at the Temple will have for
its subject "Religion as a Construc-
At the regular meeting of students
tomorrow night, the Reverend Henry
Lewis will speak on "The responsi-
bilities and Privileges of the Student
in Social Action," at Harris Hall.
The Congregational Church will
have, in addition to .its program of
special music, as guests and speakers,
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Blake who have
recently returned from a trip to
Turkey. Mr. and Mrs. Blake will
also 'speak at the Student Fellowship
meeting in the evening.
A special program by the St. An-
drew's men and boys choir is to
be given as a part of the Sunday
morning services at the St. Andrew's
The Roger Williams Guild will l
again hold two meetings tomorrow,
the first at noon and the other at
6 p.m. The Rev. Howard R. Chap-
man, University pastor, will speak
at the noon meeting on "Personal
Religion and Social Responsibility."
"'The Progress of Peace" is to be the
subject of Dr. James A. Woodburn,
who will give a talk at the evening
The topic of the sermon by the
Rev. Edward Sayles, minister. of the
First Baptist Church, will be "Isaiah,
the Prophet Majestic."
There will be a program of music,
poetry and art interpretation tomor-
row night at the Church of Christ
(Disciples). The Rev. Fred Cowin
will preach the sermon at the morn-
At thetwilight service of the Uni-
(Continued on Page 2)
King George Concerned
Over Crisis In Africa
LONDON, Oct. 25.- (A')-King
(Special to The aily)
NEW YORK, N. Y., Oct. 25.- The
University of Mira fot:al1 team
arrived here thij mo n'u _eay to
play its first interoor g me of
ile seon ga e Aghig Lions
xf Cola - I : xy
Thi'i /No:Cy dre Ixal faoies by
most of .he N, A'r ;rritrs,
will prescnt v _ bhc sm e line-
up against the ±3 e d Wiite to-
morrow t~at '§ t 1 we'svic-
torious Pre e
Tin cajdmgiisetri the
:vlichigan lin nriy Vier-
gever, star Maize and ue ta ie
is still suffering fro e e injury
suffered against Migc e u Stae but
present indications ar tha he will
start the game even if he plays for
only a few minutes.
Little ShifIL L -
Lou Little, however, pulled a sur-
prise on the Michigan coaching staff
when he made five substitutions in his
starting line-up. The smart Colum-
bia coach cfhanged the entire right
side of the Lion line in an effort to
throw added defensive strength
against the Wolverine running attack.
New York fans are pulling for Co-
lumbia to stage a comeback from the
Lions' disastrous defeat by the heavy
Pennsylvania team last Saturday.
They remember the 1933 season when
Columbia, beaten early in the season,
20-0 by Princeton, won the rest of its
games and then went to the Rose
Bowl to upset a physically bigger
Al Barabas, the back who scored
the points against Stanford is the
only man from that team back, but
he is a great ball-carrier and is ex-
pected to give the big Michigan line
plenty of trouble in trying to bottle
him up on Columbia's trick spinners.
Kipke Depends On RWhner
Kipke is resting most of his hopes
on Captain Bill Renner, whose pass-
ing led directly to the three Michigan
scores against Wisconsin. An added
element of surprise in the Wolverine
attack will be added when Renner is
in the back position, for the Michi-
gan captain is capable of doing the
team's punting, also, and Kipke had
him working at this all week. The
quick kick is expected to be a power-
ful factor in the Wolverine attack to-
The tricky Columbia offense is not
expected to give the Wolverines much
trouble after the first few minutes of
play when the Michigan team will
have acclimated itself to the con-
fusing Lou Little "muddlehuddle."
The heavy, hard-hitting Maize and
Blue line will out-weigh Columbia
but the Lions are faster.
Regardless of Columbia's past rec-
ord this season, Little is the type of
coach who can raise his men to a
pitch for a much-wanted game and a
hard battle should take place to-
morrow on Baker Field.
would be accompanied by
to eliminate red tape, re-
and simplify procedure.
were studying possible
action in event of an ad-
in the corn-hog balloting.
was a disposition among
observers to interpret Mr. Roosevelt's
statement as built on the assumption
farmers would stick by the adjust-
Cites Farm Buying Power
"The time may come when the AAA
will prove as important in stimulat-
ing certain kinds of production as it
has been in removing burdensome
surpluses," the President said.
He said that "increasing farm buy-
ing power is reflected in better bus-
iness in towns and industrial centers
"It was never the idea of the men
who framed the act, of those in Con-
gress who revised, nor of Henry Wal-
lace no: Chester Davis, that the
Agricultural Adjustment Administra-
tion should be either a mere emer-
gency operation or a satis agent," the
"It was their intention-as it is
mine - to pass from the purely emer-
gency phases necessitated by a grave
national crisis to a long time, more
permanent plan for American agri-
Ticknor Home I
Destroyed By Fire
At 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon the
home of former country treasurer
Frank H. Ticknor, at 2862 Stone
School Road was burned to the ground
by a fire of unknown origin.
The blaze started somewhere in the
rear of the building. It caused a loss
estimated at $5,000.
Since regular fire apparatus was