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College Education -
A 'Privilege' Or A 'Right...
VOL. XLVI No. 1 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1935
FourFraternityHouses Voluntarily Close Doors'
Is R eason
Tau Delta Phi, Phi Kappa,
Phi Alpha Delta, And Psi
Omega Cease Activity
20 Houses Called
Investigation Of Finances
Reveals Generally Sound
Conditions, Says Briggs
Four fraternities, two general, a
law and a dental, voluntarily closed
their doors and passed out of exist-
ence on this campus for at least a
year because of failure to meet with
the financial standards set up by the
Un)iversity for fraternities and sor-
orities, it was announced yesterday
by Prof. Robert P. Briggs, chairman
of the University Committee on Fra-
ternity Financial Standard Excep-
The four houses are:
PHI ALPHA DELTA, law fraternity,
1223 Hill St.
PjI KAPPA, 1706 Cambridge Rd.
PsrOMEGA, dental fraternity, 1007
E. Huron St:
TAU DELTA PHI, 1511 Washtenaw
The national offices of Tau Delta
Phi have withdrawn the charter of
the chapter here, it was announced.
The committee began a series of
hearings early in August at which 20
houses were originally called. The
committee allowed the houses a period
in which to cover their financial defi-
ciencies. After this period of grace,
which ended yesterday, the commit-
tee came to a decision that all but
four of the houses be granted permis-
sion to open this fall.
Professor Briggs said yesterday that
the committee was well pleased with
the condition of fraternity and soro-
ity finances generally and expressed
the opinion that "they really too~
hold of their responsibilities and en-
dieavored to improve their financia,,,
He further predicted that if ever
fraternity and sorority cooperate'
with the financial regulations, by thy;
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Auto Ban Goes
Into Effect On
Dean Rea Urges Students
Potentially Exempt To
Freshmen Reminded To
Register For Eligibility
To AbideBy Rules
Additions To System Of
Michigan's 70 fraternities and sor-
orities will begin a 13-day period of
rushing Saturday with several
changes and additions to the men's
rushing rules and an addition to
those of the women. Fraternities will
begin at noon and sororities at 3 p.m.
George R. Williams, '36, president of
the Interfraternity Council, empha-
sized the urgency of freshmen rush-
ing registration for men. He referred
to the council ruling that any fresh-
man desirous of being rushed must
register at the council registration
bureau, open at 10 a.m. today in the
lobby of the Union, and pay a fee of
50 cents. This year freshmen who
1 fail to register before Saturday noon
will be required to pay an additional
50 cents, he said.
To Share Responsibility
It is stressed by the Interfraternity
Council that freshmen hold them-
selves responsible for compliance with
its rules, for they will be held mu-
tually responsible for any infraction
for which they are partially to blame.
Among such rules are: That no rush-
ing shall be done after 8:30 p.m.;
that no cars or taxis are to be used
under any consideration at any time;
and that no rushing shall be done
outside of the fraternity house after
Fraternity rushing will consist of
lunch and dinner engagements with
the rushees. The first of these will
be Saturday noon and the last Thurs-
day evening, Oct. 10. These engage-
ments will be made during Orienta-
tion Week by either phone or mail,
personal contact between the frater-
nity and rushee being prohibited by
the Interfraternity Council.
Silence Period Begins Oct. 11
Beginning Friday, October 11, and
ending the following Monday there
will be a "silence period," during
which no fraternity may contact a
rushee. It is at this time that fra-
ternities present their lists of pre-
ferred freshmen and freshmen pre-
sent their lists of fraternity prefer-
ences to the Office of the Dean of
By Monday night each freshman
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They Just Couldn't Get Here Fast Enough!
-Michigan Daily Photo
Here comes 1939. Four charming freshman co-eds, Jane R. Brown,
Mary Bell, Harriet Beecher, and Mary Merker, are shown alighting from
a plane at the Ann Arbor municipal airport.
* * * * *' 'I
Hold Tight' Here Come---Not
Of Rooms As
Establish 16 New League
Houses To Meet Needs
Living Costs Are
Expected To Rise
Price Of Accommodations
For Men Show Gain Of
Thirty Per Cent
Higher rents for men, the result
of a demand for rooms that is pre-
dicted to be larger than that of last
year, is expected to prevail in most
rooming houses in Ann Arbor this
year. The demand for women's
rooming accommodations is definite-
ly greater this year than last.
Although members of the Ann Ar-
bor Landladies Association have min-
imized the increase, other landladies
have declared that room rents this
year will range from $3 to $6, which,
on the average, is about 30 per cent
higher than in 1934-35.
The large number of applications
for rooms in dormitories exhausted all
available accommodations by July,
according to Alice Lloyd, dean of
women. The result is a large increase
in the number of league houses, Dean
Lloyd declared. Last year there were
24 league houses; this year 40 have
been established and there may be a
necessity for more, she said.
Although many landladies expect
an increased demand for men's rooms,
Dean Fred B. Wahr declared that at
present, when the majority of stu-
dents have not returned to Ann Arbor,
an increase is not yet a certainty.
Already there is a greater demand
for men's single rooms near the cam-
pus, however, Dean Wahr stated, and
there are few such rooms remaining.
Landladies agree that any increase
in living costs for students will be
the result of increased enrollment and
a generally higher scale of prices with
which they must contend this year.
The British, But The
Swarms Of 'Em Arrive By
Every Known Method Of
To Arms! The Freshmen are com-
ing to town!
By train, by plane, by bus, by pri-
vate car, even chauffeur driven, by
rule of thumb, the class of 1939 and
other freshmen on campus are pour-
ing into Ann Arbor in ever-increasing
streams. The advance guard, some
160 strong, poured into the S.C.A.'s
freshman Rendezvous Camp Satur-
day for the largest session the camp
has had in its history, and by 8
a.m. this morning the campus will
be filled by teeming thousands of
The verdure of the invading hordes
is almost refreshing, no matter how
many layers of green the S.C.A. and
the advisors claim they will remove.
Best shots: Awed freshmen gazing
at thesvastness, the immense walk-
ableness of the campus. Admiring
freshmen gazing at the old-timers
back for early practice in the Parrot
and the Hut. Hopeful freshmen gaz-
ing at the inspiring "frats."
They're strolling nonchalantly up
and down State Street, playing the
slot machines, - wearing what they
are told the well-dressed college man
will wear. But in spite of it all, they'll
be like the rest of the students in a
while, although maybe not exactly
like their own idea of the regular
Even so, they probably won't buy
tickets to the diagonal, or look for
"Barber Jim" when they want a
haircut, as Prof. E. C. Goddard sug-
gested at the freshman camp. They
don't come thatgreenanyamore. They
spend the summer getting sophisticat-
ed, or blase, or whatever they call it,
But green or experienced, they're
coming in big shipments, bigger than
they have been for some time. The
taxi-drivers and trunk boosters are
reaping huge profits from every train
that comes to town. Mosher-Jordan
women's dormitory, is screened on
the Observatory Street side by bar-
ricades of Railway Express trucks,
trunks, and suitcases.
A couple of them fooled the taxi-
drivers, though. They were trudging
along State Street with a heavy suit-
case slung between them on a sapling,
the way hunters carry home deer up
in the backwoods. They both had
shoes on, too.
Anyway, freshmen, Ann Arbor is
welcoming you with open arms. (Ask
any storekeeper, any landlady). Have
a good time while you're here.
Grades Dip In
Sororities Again Lead All
A complete record of the grades re-
ceived by fraternity, sorority, and in-
dependent groups for the 1934-35 school
year will be found on page 30, section
four in this edition.
Grades received in 1934-1935 by
undergraduate students of all groups
exceptgeneral socorities were slightly
lower than for the previous year, ac-
cording to figures released by Marian
Williams, statistician in the Regis-
The average of sororities, which
last year was the highest ranking of
all groups, advanced from 78.7 to 79.5.
The average for all undergraduate
men and women, independent or af-
filiated, declined from 76.4 in 1933-
1934 to 76.1 last year.
Women students retained their
scholastic advantage over men stu-
dents: Following general sororities
are undergraduate women as a whole,
78.0; independent women students,
77.9; and women's dormitories and
league houses, 77.1.
Fraternities and sororities again
Of More Than 200
Expect Complete Registration
To Show Considerable Increase
With the beginning of the tenth annual Orientation Week program
today, the largest freshman class in recent years officially becomes a part of
Enrollment figures last night by Registrar Ira M. Smith, which
tentatively placed the size of the Class of 1939 at 1,674, indicated an in-
crease of nearly 200 over last year when the incoming class numbered 1,485.
Figures released for the various schools and colleges were: literary col-.
lege, 1,210; engineering college, 331; architecture college, 36; music school
38; School of Education, 29; pharmacy college, 20; and dental college, 10.
In answer to requests for predictions as to the total increase in Uni-
versity enrollment, it was pointed out that no estimates were possible inas-
much as the number of new upper-
* T T . classmen will not be definitely known
Union T luntil the completion of registration
Annual M ixer H r, obsoe e crlose to the ad-
minitraton lokedfora sizeable
j -jump in the total enrollment for all
For Freshm en schools and colleges which last year
._ranclose to 8,500.
Members of the Class of 1939 have
Student Leaders To Speak been arriving in Ann Arbor for nearly
a week in anticipation of the orienta-
At Smoker In Ballroom tion period.
Thursday Night Eighty-nine faculty men have been
assigned to the 89 groups, and more
The annual Freshman Mixer, which than 80 students will assist them.
The average group will consist of 2O
is sponsored by the Union, will be held students, Prof. Phillip E. Bursley, di-
in the Union ballroom at 8 p.m. Sept. rector of orientation, said, although
26. The complete program was an- 23 is the top number in some cases.
nounced yesterday by Wencel A. With each group doing different
Neumann, '36, president of the Union. things at different times, the orien-
The leaders in the various student tation program will consist of trips
activities will be present and will through outstanding parts of the
speak briefly in regard to the dif- University, health examinations in
ferent phases of extra-curricular ac- Waterman and Barbour gymnasiums,
tivities, Neumann will preside over examinations in Hill Auditorium and
the smoker. social events. The examinations,
Those who will be present at the held for the purpose of educational
annual smoker include, Frank Feh- statistics, will be given in English and
senfeld, '36, member of the Board in "Scholastic aptitude," according to
Control of Athletics; Foster Camp- the schedules issued to each group.
bell, '36, efditor of the 'Ensian; Tho- New Features Of Program
mas Kleene, '36, managing editor of A new feature of the orientation
The Daily; William Dixon, '36, pres- program this year, Professor Bursley
ident of the Undergraduate Council, stated, will be speech and hearing
who will also tdlk briefly about the tests, conducted for men only in con-
different honor societies of the cam- nection with their physical examina-
pus; George Williams, '36, president tion. The purpose, he said, is to de-
of the Interfraternity Council; Wil- tect speech and hearing difficulties
liam Wilsnack, '38, president of the and recommend corrective measures.
S.C.A.; and Jack McCarthy, '36, re- The speech test will be given in the
cording secretary of the Union. gymnasium by Prof. Henry Moser of
Neumann stated yesterday that the the speech department. The hearing
Glee Club will appear on the pro- test will be in a room on the top
gram aswel as"TheFou Me offloor of the Natural Science Building,
gram, as well as '"The Four Men of Prfso une ad
Note" qarte copose ofUniver- Professor Bursley said.
Note," quartet composed of nvr Another new feature which Pro-
Th men.fessor Bursley is introducing in the
The assembly in the ballroom will Orientation Week program this year
be for students enrolled in the lit- is having two faculty members roam-
erary college, while engineers will ing the gymnasium during classifica-
meet in the main dining room of the tion to give help to freshmen. "These
Union. men," the orientation director point-
The purpose of the Mixer is to help ed out, "are to assist freshmen only."
incoming men students to become ac- The orientation program for the
quainted and to inform them of the engineers will be the same as in the
different activities open to them. literary college except that there
.w.- will be no student assistants, accord-
ing to Professor Bursley.
bsorb Michigan Entertained At Luncheon
Highlights in the schedules are
ende vousCamp addresses in Hill Auditorium tonight
endezvous Camp ;dgstin"t re
by President Alexander G. Ruthven,
Professor Bursley, Dean Joseph A.
of the Union, and Prof. Ferdinand N. Bursley, Dean of Women Alice Lloyd
Menefee of the engineering college and other members of the faculty; a
spoke to the freshmen Saturday noon. trip through the Health Service; a
In the afternoon a panel of stu- visit by the men to the R.O.T.C.
dent leaders of various activities ad- headquarters; a dinner for women at
dressed the group. The speakers in- 6:30 p.m. Friday in the League; and
cluded Donald C. Miller, '36, manag- a dinner for men at 6:30 p.m. Thurs-
ing editor of the Gargoyle, Wencel day in the Union.
A. Neumann, '36, president of the Student assistants are to lunch at
Union, Thomas H. Kleene, '36, man- noon on Monday and Tuesday in the
aging editor of The Daily, and San-. League and on Wednesday and
ford Ladd, '37, president of Sphinx, Thursday at the Union. Professor
junior honorary society in the lit- Bursley requested them to attend,
erary college. "because there may be important an-
Sunday morning the campers heard nouncements to make."
President Alexander G. Ruthven, The orientation program was start-
Dean of Students J. A. Bursley, and ed in 1926, and according to Profes-
Professor-Emeritus E. C. Goddard of sor Bursley is "an' invaluable aid in
the law school, getting started."
rl- ,, - - - - , As a snpeis l fabi 'r ~na-
Daily Editorial Tryouts
Are Invited To Report
All students with at least sec-
ond semester freshman standing
who are interested in trying out
for vacancies on the editorial staff
of The Daily should report some
time this week or early next week
at the editorial offices in the Stu-
dcnt Publications Building on
No experience is necessary for
tryouts inasmuch as they will go
through a training period before
being assigned to reportorial posi-
_, _ V
Ethiopian War I
The auto ban for the school yea
1935-36 will go into effect at 8 a.rrn'jtorn
Monday, September 30, it was anresti e And
nounced by Walter B. Rea, assistan"
to the dean of students, who is i, By MARSHALL D. SHULMAN
charge of its administration. Three University specialists an-
The regulation of the Board of alyzed last night particular aspects
Regents governing the use of cars of the Italo-Ethiopian crisis.
states: ijHistorical backgrounds leading up
"No student in attendance at the' the incident were presented by Prof.
University from and after the be- IHoward M. Ehrmann of the history
ginning of the University year 1927- )department; certain aspects of in-
28 shall operate any motor vehicle. ]ternational law involved were dis-
In exceptional and extraordinary cussed by Prof. Lawrence Preuss of
cases at the discretion of the Dean the political science department; and
of Students this rule may be re- the military situation was analyzed by
laxed." Col. Henry W. Miller of the engineer-
The regulation governs the use of ing college.
Four principal motives may be seen
the car as well as the operation 4, in the Italian aggression in Africa,
one; thus it is not permissible for bieesariensrggrsnnA ,
student to use his car or his famil. believes Professor Ehrmann.
car for social, personal, or an First and probably the most im-
oer fuorscalhernthecardri pelling force, is the inevitable pres-
other purpose when the car is driver nsureupon . dictator to maintain his
s To Maintain
Color Of Il Duce
Adua in 1896, and the humiliation
Third factor is the pressure of an
expanding population, Professor Ehr-
mann stated. "Mussolini believes it
is the world's responsibility to provide
room for the increasing population
of Italy. The thought of limiting the
increase is most unwelcome to Ital-
"Lastly there is the economic need
for East African markets for Italian
goods and for possible sources of raw
materials and minerals
"These constitute some of the rea-
sons for the Italian action; they are
not offered as justification," he said.
"Italian publicists since the advent
of Fascism have been interested in,
the nrnhle m f enrnnii In
170 Freshmen A
Traditions At RI
More than 170 members of the +
freshman class participated last
week-end in the annual Freshman
Rendezvous at the University of
Michigan Camp for Boys, Patterson+
Lake, near Pinckney.
The freshman gathering, sponsored
each year for the past 10 years by
the Student Christian Association for
a pre-Orientation Week acquaintance
with fellow-students and Michigan
customs, was the largest in the his-
tory of the Rendezvous.
Six new cabins, making 22 in all,
and a new clubhouse have been added
to the facilities of the camp since last
The program of the Rendezvous,
which lasted from Friday afternoon