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A Pattern For Student
Government ...
A Toast To The Old
And The New ...



Laval Appeals To
Nation On Eve Of
Crisis In Cabinet

Seek To Add
To Graduate
School Site
Proposed Institution May
Cover Two City Blocks
If Plans Materialize
Ruthven Asks For
Council's Approval

Washtenaw Is
Victorious In
'38 Elections
Entire Slate Sweeps Field
In Spite Of State Street
Ritchie Elected To
Presidency, 237-93

Matt Patanelli Is Elected
1936 Football Captain;
Appoint Bates Manager

Declares Franc At. Stake
When Parliament Holds
Session Tomorrow

Illness Fatal To



Michigan Captains Got Early
TrPainins Boyho amys

Rapid Vote Asked
On Gold Situation
Government In Balance On
Issue Of 'Battle Of The
Banks' Decree Laws
PARIS, Nov. 27.-(P) -Premier
Laval, in a radio appeal to the na-
tion, warned it tonight that "the des-
tiny of the franc is at stake" Thurs-
day when parliament returns to sup-
port or overthrow his government.
Earlier, Laval attempted to save
his cabinet by accepting proposals
designed to disband political troops
such as the Nationalist Croix de Feu.
Saying he had chopped the 1936
budget down 161/2 percent by his de-
cree laws, the Premier cited gold los-
ses of the Bank of France and
"Anxiety has reappeared and the
uncertainity, if it is prolonged, would
threaten to be fatal to our finance.
"We must have a rapid vote. We
shall ask parliament to decide quick-
ly. If not, the situation will speedily
grow worse."
Laval said if existing regulations
were not sufficient to halt recent po-
litical disorders "we will extend them
by imposing respect for the law upon
all parties.
As foreign minister, Laval said
Great Britain and France were
agreed "from the beginning" in the
Italo-Ethiopian conflict to avoid all
"military sanctions and any meas-
ures likely to lead to a naval block-
ade. Thus the closing of the Suez
canal was never considered."
The cabinet sought to dodge a left
wing attack in the Chamber of Dep-
uties. The issue was the Nationalist
Croix de Feu (Cross of Fire), whose
dissolution is demanded by leftists.
Thus the government stakes its life
instead on the "battle of the bank"
over Laval's semi-dictatorial decree
The leaders of the Croix de Guerre,
a growing organization of world war
veterans, announced they were "wait-
ing to see what would happen." The
government goes before the Chamber
of Deputies Thursday. Friends of
Francois de Larocque, Croix de Feu
leader, said attempts at dissolution
might lead "to civil war."
Pauck To Talk
In First Of
New Programs
Noted Theologist To Speak
On Nazi Germany Sunday
In Mendelssohn Theatre
A series of speakers to be presented
here under the auspices of various re-
ligious organizations was announced
yesterday by Dr. Edward W. Blake-
man, counselor in religious educa-
Prof. Wilhelm Pauck of the Chicago
Theological Seminary will speak at
8 p.m. Sunday in Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater about the relations of the
church and state in Nazi Germany
in the first of these lectures.
Other speakers in the series will be:
Rabbi A. H. Silver of Cleveland; Prof.
Reinhold Neibuhr of the Union The-
ological Seminary; and Prof. Carl-
ton Hayes of Columbia University.
Two forums under Professor Pauck
will be held at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sat-i
urday in the Ethel Fountain Husseyl
Room of the League. Admission to
these forums will be by ticket only:
These tickets may be obtained from
Dr. Blakeman or Student Christian

Association members without charge.
No tickets will be needed for the lec-
ture Sunday.
Storms May Be Cause
For Ellsworth's Silence

ADDIS ABABA, Nov. 26. - (A') -
The death of Lij Yasu, one-time Eth-
iopian ruler whom Emperor Haile
t Selassie had held captive in a lux-
urious villa, was announced by Gov-
ernment officials today.
With his death Haile Selassie be-
came the undisputed sovereign of
what Ethiopian officials called a unit-
ed nation. They said Lij Yasu's death
was more important to the inde-
pendence and solidarity of Ethi-
opia than a decisive victory over the
Italians on the battlefield, and ex-
pressed the belief Italy had now lost
its chief hope of success in the war.
A distant cousin of the Emperor
and a grandson of former Emperor
Menelik, Lij Yasu died in a villa at
Tiara Mulata, near Harar, in Eastern
Ethiopia. He was 38 years old. His
death was attributed to a lingering
Goal Is Nlear
In Community
Fund Campaign
Total Of $35,000 Reached
In Drive; Final Report
Due Dec. 3
Reporting over $9,000 more in
pledges at their report luncheon yes-
terday, workers in the Ann Arbor
Community Fund started their sec-
ond week of campaigning for $55,000
to finance next year's social welfare
program. This brings the total sub-
scriptions over $35,500.
Further reports will be made by
workers from 4 to 5 p.m. today at the
Masonic Temple. A final report will
be made Tuesday, Dec. 3, postpone-
ment being made because some sub-
striptions are being delayed until
after the Dec. 1 payday by those wish-
ing to make cash pledges.
Fund officials said that with the
$513.50 reported yesterday, the Uni-
versity had pledged only $5,443.30,
and over half of the possible sub-
scribers had been contacted. This
record is considerably lower than
that made last year when the Uni-
versity pledged about $15,000. Those
in charge were unable to explain the
decrease this year.
J. J. Kelly, chairman of this year's
drive, congratulated workers on the
record they had made this year, but
warned them that they "still have
work to do to put the campaign over
the top."
The industrial division, first to go
over its quota, reported $473.90 in ad-
ditional pledges yesterday, bringing
its total $69.96 over the $1,000 goal
that was set for it. Special gifts
amounting to $5,567 were reported,
bringing the total in this division to
Ex-resident Of
Michigan State
Dr. Kenyon L. Butterfield
Victim Of Heart Attack;
Had TaughtHere
LANSING, Nov. 27. --() -Dr.
Kenyon L. Butterfield, former presi-
dent of Michigan State College and
an international authority on farm
sociology, died unexpectedly today at
his home in Amherst, Mass.
Word received by friends here said
a heart attack, after a brief illness,
caused the death of the man whose
resignation from the presidency of
the college here created an uproar in
state political circles.

Dr. Butterfield, who was on leave
of absence from the college to make
a pilgrimage to Palestine, resigned
suddenly with the charge that the
state board of agriculture had voted
secretely in his absence to dismiss
He had achieved a world-wide rep-
utation as a rural sociologist and

Additional Area
Afford Building


The proposed Graduate School
building for the University, for which
the block directly north of the Mich-
igan League building is now being
cleared, will be expanded to cover
two entire city blocks if President
Ruthven's request for permission to
close a section of Ingalls Street is
granted, it was revealed yesterday.
President Ruthven appeared at a
hearing of the City Council Monday
night to ask the Council's approval of
a plan to close the block between
Washington and Huron Avenue on
Ingalls Street in order that the new
graduate headquarters may be en-
larged, and yesterday the plans for
the expansion were announced and
explained by University officials.
The additional area, bounded by
Thayei', Washington, and Ingalls
Streets and Huron Ave., is required,
it was explained, not only to pro-
vide for a large building but to pro-
vide a more attractive and more spa-
cious setting than would have been
possible under the old plans.
Shirley Smith, secretary and vice-
president of the University, revealed
yesterday that the titles to the ad-
ditional property had already been
acquired with the aid of an addition-
al gift from the Horace H. Rackham
Fund, whose initial gift of $5,000,000
two months ago made the new Grad-
uate School possible.
Approval of the request to close
Ingalls Street will be discussed and
acted upon at the regular council
meeting next Monday. It was re-
vealed that the council would probab-
ly require the University in return to
widen the corresponding block on
Thayer Street to a width equal to the
rest of Thayer north and south of
the newly acquired block.
The University has already ex-
pressed its willingness to bear the
expense of any necessary relocation
of the sewers and mains under Ing-
alls Street at present.
Upon the completion of the Grad-
uate School and the proposed cam-
panile the area occupied by Uni-
versity buildings will be extended to
Huron Street between Thayer Street
and Forest Avenue.
Son Of Publisher
Ousted At Harvard
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 26. - (A')
- The Harvard College administra-
tive board announced late today that
it had expelled Bennett Y. Ryan, son;
of a wealthy New York publisher,
found guilty of assaulting Frank Fos-
ter, a dormitory janitor, during a
post-football game celebration.
The council, a faculty group, took
no action against Eugene H. George,
of Milton, another student, found not
guilty Saturday of participation in
the assault, which cost Foster, the
sight of one eye.
Ryan is to be sentenced Dec. 2. He
faces a maximum possible sentence of
two and a half years.

Fletcher Platt At Head Of
Unopposed Engineering
College Ticket
Despite the "Nationwide Socialistic
Legion" backing attributed to it by a
State Street plugger, the Washtenaw
Party swamped State in the sopho-
more literarycollege class elections
yesterday afternoon, winning all the
offices by well over two to one.
The plugger, described by observ-
ers as the political brainchild of two
particular State Street gentlemen,
purported to come from the "Nation-
wide Socialistic Legion" camp, and
hailed the support it would give to
the Washtenaw group. It might have
looked like a great idea, but it kicked
back hard at the State Streeters.
Stark Ritchie, Psi Upsilon, Washte-
naw candidate for president, ran well
ahead of his ticket to snow under
John Townsend, Delta Kappa Epsilon,
237 to 93.
Janet Karlson, Mosher-Jordan,
easily defeated Alice Stebbins, Helen
Newberry, 227 to 101; Adeline Single-
ton, Kappa Alpha Theta, won over
Betty Whitney, Collegiate Sorosis, 231
to 97; and Elliot Chapman, Lambda
Chi Alpha, scored over Robert Dunn,
Chi Psi, 226 to 103.
It was quite a trimming, all in all,
and possibly carries some kind of a
moral about not playing around too
much with the opposition.
The sophomore engineering college
class had no difficulty with pluggers,
their election being only a formal
ratification of the one party with a
slate in the field. It is said to be the
first unanimous victory in the history
of the engineering college.
The unopposed candidates included
Fletcher Platt, president; John
Y o u n g, vice-president; Richard
Wangelin, secretary; Carl Clement,
treasurer; and Goff Smith, Honor
Council representative.
Freshman elections in the literary
and engineering colleges and fresh-
man and sophomore elections in the
architecture college will be held next
Wednesday, according to William R.
Dixon, '36, president of the Men's
Doctor Confesses
2 MercySlayings
CHALDRON, Neb., Nov. 26. - (A') -
Dr. Milton B. McDowell said today
that he had administered poison in
1908 to two injured transients trapped
in the wreckage of a freight train
in a flood-swollen stream which was
rising, and that he believed mercy
slayings under such conditions were
"I feel I did an act of mercy - a
Christian act - one that no man
should be afraid of or shrink from,"
the fifty-eight-year old physician as-
Five persons died in the wreck June
25, 1908, on the Chicago & Northwest-
ern Railroad near Clinton, Neb.
At the time Dr. McDowell was a
surgeon for the railroad. He said
that the two transients were badly
hurt and pinned in the wreckage so
that it was impossible to free them
in time to save them from the rising

Patanelli And Renner Tell
All In Interview After
Football Smoker
Because little Matt Patanelli used
to play with his big brothers' football
suits around his home in Elkhart,
Ind,. and because little Bill Renner
used to shoot marbles in the streets
of Youngstown, O., both of them are
now Michigan football captains and
great grid stars.
The stalwart lad from Elkhart, who
was elected captain of the 1936 squad
last night, began his career as a sub-
stitute tackle on his high school
team. Liking football because "I
sorta took to it from my brothers,"
Patanelli won his letter in both fresh-
man and sophomore years, but it was
not until his third high school year
that he became a regular.
It was then that his coach put him
at end, and it was then that he de-
veloped those fundamental qualities
which a great end must have - qual-
ities which have put him on the
road to being an All-American player.
Matt is one of eight children, having
Utilities Fight
Flares Up In
Federal Court
Injunctions Against New
Deal Sought By Four'
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.- (A') -
Bitter warfare between utilities and
the New Deal blazed through two Fed-
eral courts today toward an ultimate
showdown on constitutionality of the
holding company lAw.
The government took its first legal
step in the fight. In New York, the
Securities Commission asked the
Southern District Court to compel
the giant Electric Bond and Share
Co. and five of its intermediate hold-
ing units to register by Dec. 1 as
required by the contested act.
This suit was offered to the utilities
as a case to test the law's validity
and tentatively was accepted by the
E.B. and S.
In Washington, the North American
Co., another big holding concern,
asked the District of Columbia Su-
preme Court to enjoin the Commis-
sion from enforcing the act. It said
that the statute contained a "death
sentence" for holding companies and
contended that it was unconstitu-
This made four major companies -
North American, Consolidated Gas of
New York, Commonwealth and
Southern Corp., and United Gas Im-
provement Co. of Philadelphia - that
have asked injunctions against the
Still another step was taken by
another outstanding utility concern.
The Public Service Corp., of New Jer-;
sey applied to the Commission for,
exemption from operation of the
holding company law. Thomas H.
McCarter, its president, told stock-
holders that counsel had advised that
the corporation's business "is pre-
dominantly, if not entirely, carried on
in the state of New Jersey."
The law exempts companies pre-
dominantly intrastate. The registra-
tion of interstate holding companies
which is being battled in the courts
would vest in the Commission con-
trol of certain activities such as se-
curity purchases and sales. This con-
trol would culminate in 1938 in power
for the Commission to dissolve many
holding companies.
Washtenaw Names

'39 Party Ticket
Fritz Vogt, Phi Delta Theta, has
been selected to run for president by
the freshman Washtenaw party in
the literary college. it was announced

three brothers and four sisters. His
parents immigrated to the United
States from Italy more than 40 years
ago. All the present male generation
of Patanellis have been football play-
ers. And as Matt says, it was when
he used to waddle around in his big
brothers' football togs that he first
became interested in football, and he
has been ever since. In his last year
in high school he made up his mind
to come to Michigan. "And," he says
simply, "I did."
What is he going to do after grad-
uation? Well, he has several thin'gs
in mind, but he'd rather not say what
they are now. Right now he's too
busy celebrating his election to the
captaincy, and he plans to leave today
for Elkhart, to go home and tell all
the family the good news.
Renner never had any trouble mak-
ing any football team. The first
thing about football he can remember
is when, at the age of nine years, he
saw Jim Thorpe play in Youngstown.
That was all Bill needed, he relates,
and after three years as star quarter-
back of his high school team, he came
to Michigan.
In Michigan, as in his high school,
Renner has been famous as a passer.
But he doesn't think his passing is so
much. "It's easy," he'll tell you.
"Have you ever played "koncks"-
the game where you shoot marbles
with a forward arm motion? Well,
that's all there is to passing. It's
exactly the same motion." And Bill
admits that he was a star "konck"
player back in Youngstown.
When Bill is graduated in June, he
definitely wants to take up coaching,
and teach others to be great passers.
That's the story of Michigan's two
great football captains, only when you
see 'em grin at each other, you get
the impression they really aren't so
great after all.
China Will Use
Force Against
Autonomy Step
Government Determined
To Resist Invasion Of
Shantung Province
NANKING, China, Nov. 26. - () -
A high government official told the
Associated Press today the Chinese
government has determined to meet
with force any move to impose an
autonomy program on the territory
south of the border of Hopei and Cha-
har provinces.
(Yin Ju-Jeng, administrative com
missioner of the North China demil-
itarized zone, already has proclaimed
an autonomous state in 25 counties
in East Hopei and Chahar provinces)
The nation's militarists, meeting in
Nanking, have adopted a plan to de-
fend Shantung and Honan provinces
against encroachment from the
southern Hopei border, the govern-
ment informant stated.
This border has been adopted as
the first line of defense against any
autonomy movement on the north -
political or military - he asserted.
The central government is seeking
to hold the support of the Shantung
governor, Hanfu-Chu, by entrusting
him with the defense of the Northern
Honun and Shantung frontiers and
promising him money and supplies, if
needed, to stem invasion.
Citizens Threaten
To Lynch Murderer
FRESNO, Calif., Nov. 26. - (P) -
Grim-faced citizens talked of lynch-
ing today as police searched for the

murderer of 14-year-old Mary Stam-
mer, daughter of a prominent Fresno
Bloody fingerprints left on wood-
worr a nfn-niiir h +hc finnr who

Charlie Gehringer, Walter
Okeson Speak At Annual
Football Smoker
Band Plays Before
Crowd At Union
Athletic Official Reviews
History Of Football In
United States

Matthew Patanelli, '37, of Elkhart,
Ind., All-Conference end and the
"iron man" of the 1935 Varsity, was
chosen captain of the 1936 football
squad, it was announced last night
at the annual Union Football Smoker.
William Bates, '37, whose home is
in Kirkwood, Mo., was appointed head
football manager and John S. Becker,
'37, Grand Rapids, was named the
alternate. The assistant managers
will be Fred Colombo, '38, Detroit, Ed-
ward Watson, '38, Alton, Ill., Ned A.
Kilmer, Jr., '38, Grosse Pointe, and
Lee A. Moore, '38, East Grand Rapids.
Walter Okeson, chairman of the
National Football Rules Committee,
and Charlie Gehringer, star second
baseman of the Detroit Tigers, spoke
at the annnual affair held in honor
of the football squad.
The 100-piece Varsity Band
marched into the Ballroom, which
was packed with more than 400 foot-
ball fans, and opened the program
under the direction of Prof. William
D. Revelli.
Wencel A. Neumann, '37, presided
at the smoker and introduced Coch
Harry Kipke, who presented the sev-
eral members of the squad indivi-
dually as well as the men on the
coaching staff, whom he thanked for
"their great cooperation and help
during the season."
Fielding H. Yost, director of ath-
letics, addressed the smoker and re-
viewed brieflysome of the past foot-
ball records of Michigan teams.
After an introduction by Kipke,
Gehringer talked and referred to his
experiences playing football when he
was a student at the University.
Okeson, who is also commissioner
of the Eastern Athletic Association,
outlined the history of football, start-
ing with the famous "stalemate"'
Rugby game between Yale and
Princeton and showing how the first
rules of present football were made.
Okeson also related how the fa-
mous "flying wedge" play was first
tried by Harvard and resulted a few
years later in almost eliminating foot-
ball as an intercollegiate sport be-
cause of the fatalities caused by the
Following the talk by Okeson, the
band closed the program with the
playing of the "Yellow and Blue."
New Program
Is Planned By
NYA Directors
$10,000,000 Released To
Finance Part-Time Jobs
For Unemployed Youth
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27. - () -
Plans for starting a ten-million-dol-
lar program of part-time job for un-
employed young people were drafted
today at a conference of National
Youth Administration directors from
15 northern and Atlantic seaboard
The $10,000,000 released by comp-
troller-general J. R. McCarl boosted
to $38,500,000, the total work relief
allotment to N.Y.A. which was prom-
ised $70,000,000 by the President.
Officials said other regional con-
ferences would be held at New Or-
leans on Dec. 2, in Chicago Dec. 4,
in Salt Lake City Dec. 7. Richard R
Brown, assistant N.Y.A director,
presided at today's meeting.
Director Aubrey Williams was at
Warm Springs, Ga., conferring with
President Roosevelt. The N.Y.A. pro-
gram for 100,000 college students and
200,000 high school students is al-
Sreadvfunctioning The nus

Bonamy Dobree, Hard-Pressed,
Talks About His Friend Eliot

Michigan students put Bonamy Do-
br6e "on the spot" last night, shoot-
ing a steady stream of questions at
him about his friend, the one-time
idol of undergraduate America, T. S.
Thoroughly British, affable, and
with a fund of humor, the noted crit-
ic gently parried the thrusts of mem-
bers of the English Journal Club and
Hopwood contestants who were in-
vited to discuss Eliot with him in the
League after his lecture yesterday af-
ternoon on literary criticism.
Objections to Eliot came last night
from some who resented a "ponti-

from a literal interpretation of Eliot's
remarks, and also against attempts
to reconstruct Eliot's biography from
his poetry.
"Eliot is the most important critic
the world has had since Coleridge."
Mr. Dobree commented in response
to a question. "The results of his
criticism and poetry are, to my mind,
extremely important."
The charge made by Strachey that
the position of Eliot as Anglo-Cath-
olic represents the last stand of the
bourgeoisie and betrays the decay of
capitalism was denied by Mr. Dobree,
who insisted that Eliot conceives of
the church not as a refuge for him-
self as an individual, but as an in-

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