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Hallowe'en Pranks And
The Fall Games.. .
Five And Ten Education...








In 'Games
Sophomores Overwhelmed
By Powerful Freshmen
In Two Contests
Sophomores Win In
Pillow Fight Event

Strange Customs And Lingering
Memories Recall Old Library'

Numerical Superiority
Freshmen Wins Out


The somewhat tenuous supremacy
of the Class of 1939 over the Class of
1938, which was theoretically assert-
ed on Black Thursday and Black
Friday, was demonstrated in fact yes-
terday afternoon at South Ferry
Approximately 70 freshmen met
half that number of sophomores at
the stipulated hour on the field of
battle, won the cane spree, lost a close
decision in the pillow fight, and then
pushed the noses of the second-year
men in the ground during the flag
rush to emerge with a 2 to 1 victory.
Gathering at 1:30 p.m. at Water-
man Gymnasium and in front of the
Union, the freshmen and sophomores
marched down State Street a re-
spectable distance apart with William
R. Dixon, '36, president of the Men's
Council and "head man" of the
games, in the van of the yearlings.
After a few moments' delay at the
field, the two classes selected their
eight representatives for the cane
spree and launched an overture of
The cane spree is a refined form of
slow death in which an adherent of
each class grasps an axe handle and
attempts, by any and all means, to
force his opponent to lose his grip.
Most of the contests yesterday were7
closely fought, with the winner de-
cided only after precious minutes of
exertion in which the bulkier indi-
vidual who habitually smoked fewer
cigarettes eventually wore down his
foe. After the last man had been
divorced from the axe handle the
freshmen were declared the winner,
5 to 3.
Pillow Fights Waged
Then the high wooden horses were
trotted out to their positions for the
pillow fight. A man from each class
straddled opposite ends of the five
inarticulate ponies (which had been
heavily greased in the meantime) andt
were handed sawdust-filled sacks
with which to pummel one another.=
There were two or three pretty
warm fights waged, with one fresh-
man gaining undying honors by re-
covering his seat after slipping greas-
ily from atop his horse to hang be-
neath for two or three horrible mom-1
ments while his delighted sophomore
opponent slammed him with his pil-
With the flag-pole duly greased and
the sophomore shirt clinging to the
top, the sophomores met underneath,
en masse, for a short rest and an op-
portunity to eye speculatively the
hungry, and numerous, freshmen
waiting 40 yards away.
They didn't have to wait long.
On came the green-painted young
men, 70 strong, to - well, enjoy a1
good old pogrom at the expense of
the sophomores. It didn't take many
minutes. The sophomores were
quickly separated, flung to the ground,
and either beaten up or held by ama-
teur but effective holds while other
freshmen wiped the grease from thel
pole, climbed to the top, and brought
down the emblem of victory. Abouta
4 minutes was the playing time.
That handed the fall games to the
freshmen, 2 to 1.
It made the yearlings cocks-of-the
walk - until the spring games. 1
President Begins f
Navy Day Program
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26.-(p)-f
President Roosevelt launches 1935e
Navy Day observance tonight with anc
assertion that "the unsettled condi-
tion existing throughout the world, itf

Men Students Were Seated
Across From Women:
Chimes FromEngland
In the days when girls were co
and men were bashful, convention
dictated that the men students si
on one side of the reading room o
the "old library" and the women
students on the other.
However, toward the closing years
of the "old library" this practice was
discouraged. It was also violated
when the library was crowded and at
other times by bold individuals who
slid close to the imaginary boundary
line so that some naive damsel might
sidle close to him, or vice versa.
This was the case in the "old li-
brary," the building which occupied
the site of the present library before
the new one was built. It was a
Farmers Vote
Upon Crucial
Control Ballot
Will Judge Advisability Of
Continuing '35 Corn-Hog
Adjustment Program
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26.- (P)
The New Deal's most far-flung agri-
cultural control program underwent
a ballot-box test today as farmers in
48 states voted in a cr.ucial corn-hog
The question confronting the pro-
ducers as they went to 2,000 polling
places was this:
"Do You favor a corn-hog adjust-
ment program to follow the 1935 pro-
gram which expires Nov. 30, 19359"
The polls, which opened at 8 a.m.,
local time, closed at 10 p.m, and first
results of the balloting are expected
here by midnight. While expressing
hope that a program would be ap-
proved, AAA officials said there was
serious doubt of the outcome.
They believed the total vote would
be larger than the 579,716 farmers
who ballotted on a similar question
in October, 1934. In that referendum,
389,139 voters approved a program,
and 190,577 opposed.
The referendum comes at a time
when debate is intensifying over the
AAA policy of crop control, with its
system of benefit payments to farm-
ers for adjusting production and
Critics have charged regimenta-
tion; have assailed so-called "scar-
city" economics; and have called con-
sumer attention to present high prices
of pork. Defenders of the AAA have
said the control program is a Demo-
cratic process; that farmers must fit
production to demand as long as in-
dustry works that way; and that the
present hog shortage is due to the
Al Stern Found
Dead In House
At Newark, .J.
NEW YORK, Oct. 26. - (IP) - Al
Stern, who police theorized might
have been one of the slayers of Dutch
Schultz and three of his mobsters,
was found dead today.
Chief Medical Examiner Harrison
S. Martland said he had committed
A necktie knotted tightly about
his throat, Stern's body was found
in a gas-filled room of a Newark
rooming house.
Stern's death complicated the in-
vestigation by New York and New
Jersey police.

Women, police said they had
learned, played a greater part in the
background than was suspected at
Two women - Mrs. Frances Fleg-
enheimer, common law wife of
Schultz, whose real name was Arthur
Flegenheimer, and a vaguely identi-
fied "Mommy" described as possibly
another Mrs. Schultz - were the only
>nes so far linked with the case.
In his dying delirium, Schultz called
for "Helen," "Ethel," "Winifred" and

curiously shaped structure with ap-
-pendages jutting out on all sides. Dr
9 William W. Bishop, present librariar
and first librarian of the new build-
ing, likened the library to a Missis-
sippi steamboat - the rotunda, the
y prow; the towers, the smoke stacks;
the book stacks, the rear paddles.
t Two towers flanked both sides of
f the building, one of which contained
the clock and the famous chimes
which were modeled after the re-
nowned chimes at Jesus College in
England. The old University clock
was preserved and set in the new li-
brary but there was no place for the
At 7:27 a.m. and at 5:27 p.m. the
chimerical song would melodiously
ripple over the quiet of the campus
bringing in the daylight and usher-
ing it out again. The campus was
different in the horse and buggy days
of the "old library" and when the
chimes would ring all would listen at-
tentively and appreciatively to its
melody. It was the one distinctive
event in the waning hours when eve-
ning cast its mantle of darkness over
the campus and all activities were
put aside. There was tradition, sen-
timent, and reverence wound about
the chimes. It was a sad day when
the old tower fell, marking the end of
the "reign of the chimes." They
were put in one of the engineering
buildings where they still sing their
song but are heard by few students
amid the confusion and noise now
existing on the campus.
The library was completely covered
with ivy which gave a stately and
(Continued on Page 2)
Castle To Open
Lecture Series
Here Thursday
Prominent Statesman Will
Talk On 'Our Relations
With Other Nations'
The Hon. William R. Castle, one of
the country's most able diplomats and
a member of the State Department of
the Federal government under four
Administrations, will open the 1935-
36 Oratorical Lecture Series Thurs-
day night at Hill Auditorium.
Speaking on the subject "Our Re-
lations With Other Nations," Castle
will discuss two major phases of this
general problem. He will consider
first the economic relations of this
country with other nations, including
under this phase questions as to in-
ternational money values and trade
The second part of his lecture will
be devoted to the relations of the
United States with other countries
in regard to world peace. Problems
of arms limitations, treaties against
war, the World Court and peace con-
ferences will be considered in this
Castle will arrive in Ann Arbor
Thursday morning, and has set aside
part of the day for appointments with
students who plan to go into the
diplomatic service. He will also re-
new acquaintances among the fac-
ulty which were formed during the
period when he was a member of the
faculty at Harvard University.
Castle first attained national prom-
inence as a diplomat under the Hoov-
er administration when, as acting
secretary of state, he conducted a
large share of the delicate negotia-
tions which put into effect the one-
year Hoover moratorium on war debts
in July, 1931.
As chief of the division of Western
European affairs, Castle was sent to
Tokyo by President Hoover to serve
as temporary ambassador to Japan
at the time of the five-power naval
conference in 1930.

Tickets for the lecture, priced at
75 and 50 cents, may be purchased at
the Hill Auditorium box office from
10-12 in the morning and from 2-4 in
theafternoon. Special season tick-
et prices are now selling at $3.50-2.75
for the eight lectures scheduled on
the Oratorical Course.
All students who are interested
in trying out for parts in the Gil-
bert and Sullivan oneretta. "Rud-

To Be Feted
At Station
Varsity Band Will Lead
March To Meet Train
At 1:21 pm. Today
Larger Crowd Than
Last Week Expected
Huge Pep Rally Planned
For Friday Night; New
Song Will Be Featured
Coach Kipke's conquering lion
hunters will be feted at 1:21 p.m. to-
day when their train arrives at the
Michigan Central station from New
The Varsity Band, which will meet
at Morris Hall at 12:50 p.m., will
march down State Street to the sta-1
tion shortly before 1:10 p.m. Cheer-
leaders will be present, and Head1
Cheerleader Robert Burns, '36, will. be1
on the train with the team.
Urging students to try and outdo
the demonstration last Sunday, when
the gridders, victorious from Wis-
consin, were greeted by more than 3,-t
000 persons, William Dixon, '36, pres-i
ident of the Men's Council, predicted


Going Over For First Touchdown

-By Daily Staff Photographer.
This picture shows Smithers crossing the goal line on his second try
off right tackle. The Wolverines were put in scoring position by virtue of
a Columbia fumble recovered by Patanelli.
Invasion Thursday Night Only
Disorder In Library's History

Because "students have always
taken excellent care of the Library,"
Dr. W. W. Bishop, Librarian of the
University, pointed to the invasion of
the upper reading room by freshmen
and sophomores Thursday night as an
"isolated but deplorable incident."
More than a score of hooting, jeer-
ing lowerclassmen tore into the Li-
brary's sanctum to study and quiet,
in search of victims. They threw
the reading room into confusion, ac-
cording to Library officials, and made
study impossible.
Dr. Bishop "regretted the affair"
and believes the boys should be taken

Members of the Varsity R.O.-
T.C. Band will meet at 12:50 p.m.
today in Morris Hall in prepara-
tion for the march to the railroad
station to welcome home the foot-
ball team, George Hall, '36BAd.,
announced yesterday. The Band
is expected to start down State
Street at approximately 1:10 p.m.
"a great welcoming for a great team.
"We showed 'em last week that we
really appreciate having a real foot-
ball team," he said. "I think we'll
have an even bigger crowd today."
Dixon said he expected Kipke, Ren-
ner, and Patanelli, who made some of
the outstanding plays in yesterday's
game, will speak. He urged that stu-
dents march back to the campus be-
hind the band after the welcoming
Dixon announced last night that
an especially big rally will be held
Friday night in Hill Auditorium.
Coaches, players and several promi-
nent alumni, including J. Fred Law-
ton, '11, of Detroit, will speak. Law-
ton has composed a new song, espe-
cially for the Pennsylvania homecom-
ing game. It will be sung at the pep
meeting Friday, according to officials.
Ticket office officials have already
announced a large sale of seats for
the Pennsylvania game, and all in-
dications point to a large attendance.
Fire Destroys I
Frame Building
of Local Firm
A fire destroyed yesterday the
frame warehouse of the Keyer-Whit-
ker Co., wholesale grocers, located
along the Ann Arbor Railroad tracks
just south of Felch street.
The fire started about 1:30 p.m.
and caused damages estimated by
Henry Whitker, a member of the firm,
at $80,000. Nearby buildings of the
Ann Arbor Construction Co. were
not damaged, as the fire was con-
fined to the single building.
The warehouse, containing gro-
ceries and staples, was full, but both
the buiding and contents are fully
covered by insurance, Mr. Whitker
The fire appeared to have started in
the upper portion of the building. A
neighbor who saw smoke pouring
from, the building, reported the fire.

Sanctions Will
Be Fought, Is
Il Duce's Cry1
Fascism's Fourteenth Year
Saluted By Mussolini In
'Warlike Style'
ROME, Oct. 26. - (A) - Premier
Benito Mussolini today denounced
the League of Nations' program of
sanctions against Italy and warned
that the Italian people would fight
against them.
"Those who are ready to consum-
mate against us the most odious of
injustices will perceive that the Ital-
ian people are capable of heroisms
like those of the soldiers who avenged
Aduwa with glory and carried civiliza-
tion to the soil of Africa," he declared.
Delivering his annual message to
the Black Shirts in salute to the
fourteenth year of fasism which op-
ens next Sunday on the anniversary
of the March on Rome, Il Duce con-
Describes Epoch
"This is an epoch in which one
must feel the pride of living and of
fighting. This is an epoch in which
a people measures on a base of hostile
forces its capacity of resistance and
"Before an economic siege which
history will brand as an absurd crime
destined to augment disorder and
distress among the nations, all Ital-
ians worthy of that name will fight to
organize the most intense defense,
will distinguish between friends and
enemies, and will long remember and
transmit the memory and the lessons
of the fathers to the sons and to the
"You must be first in line in your
duty and sacrifice.
Populace Exhortedj
"That is your sole privilege of which
you must every instant be proud. I
am certain that you will respond im-
mediately to every appeal, raising to,
the skies the cry of the old squadrons
to which 44,000,000 Italians will re-
spond: "To Our Aid."
Thirteen years of fascism, Il Duce

to task, but he called it the "first
disorder in the 16 years the Library
has been in existence."
Friday night, however, Dr. Bishop
took no chances and had two police-
men on guard at the Library en-
trances. Each student was permitted
to go in or out, and the doors were
closed carefully after them. There
were few disturbances in front of the
Library, and the "uprisings" of the
freshmen and sophomores were quick-
ly put down by the law when they got
too near the doors.
Dr. Bishop emphasized that the stu-
dents have always taken "excellent
care" of the building. "There is no
public building that I know of where
there has been so little cause for
worry on that score," he said. "Every-
one has taken an interest to aid us
in protecting the Library and in keep-
ing it running properly."
The decorum of the library has
been broken several times by indi-
viduals making undue noise and they
have been told to leave, he said, "but
this is the first real disorder in 16
It was not known last night
whether or not University officials
were planning to investigate the in-
dividuals concerned in the Library
invasion or not. The disturbance was
in violation of a strict University rule,
officials pointed out.
Expect Worley
WillBe Named
To Detroit Post
Safety Advisory Position
In War On Accidents
Is Offered
Appointment of Prof. John S. Wor-
ley, of the transportation engineer-
ing department, to the position of
technical adviser on traffic problems
in the city of Detroit is expected to
be made tomorrow. This move on the
part of Mayor Frank Couzens comes
as an opening shot in the city's war
to eliminate automobile accidents.
Professor Worley has already at-
tended a conference with the Mayor
and Polic Commissioner on traffic
problems, and has expressed the Uni-
versity's willingness to aid in the solu-
tion of Michigan problems. Although
he himself probably could not devote
all of his time to the study and con-
trol of Detroit traffic, he would have
several assistants.
In speaking of the safety problem
in Detroit, Professor Worley observed
that, "It is my opinion that Detroit
can do much to minimize traffic haz-
ards. There is no complete cure. We
have been trying for ages to cut down
the hazards of living and have made
much progress, but there is still some
hazard, even in normal living in nor-
rnal homes.
"However, anything we can do to
help save one life and to promote
safety, we feel will be very much
worth while, he stated.
Oath Of Allegiance
Asked Of Teachers
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 26. - (IP) -
Pennsylvania's teachers refusing to

Is Handed
Two Touchdowns In Early
Minutes Of Game Give
Team Commanding Lead
First Score Made
After rThree Plays
Renner Again Leads Attack
With Passes; Patanelli Is
Defensive Standout
(Sports Editor)-
BAKER FIELD, New York, Oct. 26
- The New York debut of a Michi-
gan football team proved successful
today as the Wolverines bested the
Lions of Columbia University, 19 to 7.
Michigan took advantage of an ear-
ly break on the kickoff to score its
first touchdown, scored another less
than five minutes later, and opened
the last quater with its third touch-
down. Columbia's lone score came
in less than four minutes of the
second half when Al Barabas, heart
of the Lion grid machine, took the
ball off right tackle from his own 26
yardstripe, cut back through the
Michigan secondary from the side-
lines, and raced for the touchdown.
The first score of the game came
when John Hudasky, Columbia half-
back, fumbled an attempted lateral
to Barabas on the opening kickoff,
Patanelh recovering on the 13 yard
line. From there a pass, Renner to
Smithers, put the ball on the three
yard marker, and Smithers scored
from there on his second try off left
tackle, Chris Everhardus scored the
second touchdown on a 43 yard run-
back of a punt after the Wolverines
had been stopped in a touchdown
try on the one foot line.
Fails To Convert
Conversion attempts by John Vier-
gever after both touchdowns were
blocked. With the score 12-0 in their
favor, Michigan lapsed into the same
shiftless play which marked the sec-
ond half against Wisconsin. After
Barabas had scored for the Lions in
the second half, however, Michigan
began to settle down to closer play,
running the score to 19-7 when Ernie
Johnson caught Renner's pass over
the goal line, and Steve Remias con-
Beginning the game, Michigan ap-
peared to be showing the same im-
provement which has marked every
start since the Michigan State tilt,
with Chris Everhardus' running and
the passing of Bill Renner driving
consistently into scoring territory.
Better blocking and tackling, which
showed improvement with the need
for more, was encouraging to the
coaches despite the let-down which
followed .the establishment of the
Lions Lack Consistecy
Coumbia's vaunted attack proved
effective but lacked consistency as
the Lions were halted each time they
reached the scoring zone. At the
close of the first half the Lions
marched from midfield to the one
yard line, where they were stopped
as the half ended, and in the last
period the Coumbia team was halted
after it had made a first down on
the Michigan three.
Barabas, mainstay of the Lions
and hero of the Rose Bowl game with
Stanford in 1934, was a thorn in the
sides of the Wolverines all after-
noon and threatened to break lose

on several occasions. His 74-yard
run was a marvelous effort to watch,
although he was aided by some op-
portune blocking on the part of his
team mates
McMahon and Westphal, who di-
rected the final drive, rallied to the
support of Barabas in the final period.
Renner, with his ever-accurate aer-
ial heaves, and Everhardus, still
blessed with the uncanny trait of
picking the right hole at the right
time, were Michigan's outstanding
offensive threats until Everhardus
was removed from the game in favor
of Ritchie.
Hailed by several Eastern observers
as the best they had set eyes on all
season, Matt Patanelli defensively

said, "have not passed in vein-theY
Special Service For world of plutocratic and reactionary1
egoisims is obliged to recognize that."
Hallowe'en Planned As for the coming of the fourteenth
year, Mussolini said: "We salute it
in warlike style, with flags flying, with
A special Hallowe'en service will all our will already tested by innum-
be held at the Unitarian Church at erable hardships.
5:30 p.m. today. The topic, is "Man Mussolini, with his eye on Africa,
the Mysterious," and a solo called told farmers and colonizers of his
"Frost" will be sung. The children's annual award of prizes for good farm-
story is called "When Corn Shocks ing and how important they were. 1
Walk." _________

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