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Rebirth Of The Theater...






In Opener
Conquers Calvin College
42 To 27 As Basketball
Season Begins
Townsends Lead
Wolverine Attack
Capt. Tomagno Stars At
Defense In Stubbornly
Fought Game
GRAND RAPIDS, Dec. 2. - (P) -
University of Michigan's veteran bas-
ketball team opened its 1935-36 sea-
son here tonight with an impressive
42-27 victory over Calvin College.
The Wolverines displayed a smooth-
working machine and never once
were seriously tnreatened by the
Calvin quintet, which nevertheless
fought stubbornly throughout the
game. At half time, Michigan led
Calvin 22-15.
Earl and John Townsend, Mich-
igan's sophomore forwards, led the
University's attack and figured in
many brilliant plays. Earl Townsend
scored 14 of Michigan's points. Cap-
tain Chelso Tomagno, guard, played
an outstanding defensive game, foil-
ing many Calvin rushes.
Don Green, Calvin forward, was
the most outstanding man on the
home team, sinking five field goals
during the opening period. He also
figured in the stubborn Calvin de-
The Wolverines started to pull
away in the early part of the second
half when Earl Townsend scored
from the field and 6 foot 9 inch John
Gee began to locate the hoop from
the tip-in region. Gee counted three
field goals in the second half after
being held scoreless in the first.
Green was completely bottled up in
the closing perid,. being held to one
field goal as the Wolverines changed
defense men.
As the game neared its close, Coach
Franklyn Cappon gave three of his
sophomores a chance. Coach A. H.
Muyskens of Calvin, former coach at
Holland Christian High, also sub-
stituted freely throughout.
A crowd of 2,500 persons saw the

Wheels Of Justice
Revolve Dizzily In
Complex Set-Up
Strange and devious are the turns
made by the wheels of justice.
Prosecutor Albert J. Rapp, in
bringing charges of larceny against
Clinton LeForge, Ypsilanti attorney,
became intricately involved in those
wheels last week.
When Judge D. Z. Curtiss of Ypsi-
lanti died some years ago, he willed
his estate to his adopted daughter,
Kate Keller, and Mr. Rapp became
administrator. Miss Keller was in-
volved and ultimately convicted in
the "Torch Murder" case, and in
order to prosecute her, Rapp relin-
quished his administratorship to Le-
LeForge ultimately gave up his ad-
ministratorship to William Knight of
Ypsilanti. Last week Knight accused
LeForge of fraud in his handling of
the estate, and Mr. Rapp is prosecut-
ing the case.
Mr. Rapp also had occasion to
question LeForge when he was impli-
cated in the Streicher murder case
last spring.
All of which is very confusing.
J. H. Breasted
Succumbs To
Blood Infection
72-Year-Old Egyptologist
Seventh To Die After
Exposure To 'Curse'
NEW YORK, Dec. 2. - () -- Dr.
James H. Breasted, famed Egyptol-
ogist who exposed himself to the so-
called "curse"~ upon violators of a
pharaoh's tomb, died today of a
blood infection.
He was taken off the liner Conte
di Savoia last Thursday and speeded
to Presbyterian Hospital suffering,
a ship's doctor said, from a recurring
attack of malarial fever.
- Hospital officials said the seventy-
year-old archaeologist succumbed to
a "hemolytic streptococcic infection."
Ie had derided several times the
force of a curse found by him and
21 other scientific diggers in the
tomb of King Tut-Ank-Hamen.
Inscribed on the walls of the crypt
were these words.
"Death shall come on swift wings
to him that toucheth the tomb of
the Pharaoh."
Seven Of 22 Are Dead
Of the 22 who first looked on the
inscription after the tomb's seal was
broken in 1922, seven have died.
The Earl of Carnarvon, who spon-
sored the work that led to discovery
of the crypt, was the first to die, early
in 1923, and the "curse" superstition
was blamed by some.
Others who followed in death were
EVr William Garstin, Sir Charles
Cust, Arthur E. P. B. Weigall, Prince.
Ali Fahmy Bey, Arthur H. Mace, as-
sistant curator of the Metropolitan
Museum, and Prof. Breasted.
As before, scientists joined today
to scoff at hints of the superna-
tural in Dr. Breasted's death.
The proportion of the exploring
party that has died, in the opinion of
Egyptologists, has been no greater
than the normaldeath rate among
average human beings.
Dr. Breasted scoffed at the warn-
ing words on Tut-Ank-Hamen's
tomb and made the royal burial place
his home while he dug up evidence
of the reality of Helen of Troy,
traced the life of human conscience

back to 3,000 B. C., and found that
surgery was practiced 4,000 years
ago and that transplanting of glands
was 3,000 years old.
His Life-Long Work
His work along the Nile was but a
phase of a lifelong study that un-
earthed Oriental secrets hidden for
The battlefield of Armageddon,
palace and grounds of Alexander the
Great, temples of King Sargon, of
Assyria and public works projects
built by King Sennacherib in 705
B. C. were a few of the historic sites
uncovered under his guidance.
Expeditions that went out from
his Oriental Institute of the Univer-
sity of Chicago to Egypt, Palestine,
Syria, Assyria, Babylonia and Persia
made him recognized as the leader
of this field in the United States
and one of the world's foremost
authorities on ancient civilizations.
Committee Heads Are
Announced For J-Hop
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Galens Drive
Will Start On
Campus Today
Tag Selling Program For
Workshop Maintenance
Is To Last Two Days
Christmas Party Is
Included In Plans
Medical Society Will Soon
Add Library For Benefit
Of CrippledChildren
Today and tomorrow members of
Galens, honorary society for junior
and senior medical students, will be
stationed about the campus and
downtown selling tags to raise funds
for the support of the Galens work-
shop and the annual Christmas party
given the crippled children in the
University Hospital.
"It costs us $1,000 a year to keep
our workshop going," declared John
B. Wood, '36M, in charge of the
drive, "and in the future we will
need more than that amount since
we are adding a library for the chil-
Out of the money to be raised today
and tomorrow, the society has al-
ready made plans for the Christmas
party to be given the children, which
will include a huge dinner and dis-
tribution of toys and candy.
Galens are at the present consid-
ering offering a scholarship to some
boy in- the hospital who has shown
particularly good work in manual
training in the workshop. "The pos-
sibility of this becoming a reality
depends on the response we get in
our drive today and tomorrow," stat-
ed Wood, "sice this adds to our
As has been done in the past,
members of fraternities and sororities
on the campus will be given the op-
portunity to contribute collectively.
In the workshop on the ninth floor
of the University Hospital the hos-
pitalized children are taught manual
training under the supervision of a
licensed and experienced instructor.
There the children construct their
own toys and games, which are kept
for their own pleasure and also for
the children who are so seriously ill
they cannot take advantage of the
opportunities of the workshop.
The shop is maintained through-
out the year and is open to the
children six days a week. Last year
646 inmates of the hospital attended
"One can scarcely imagine a more
w Jrthwhile project - thain the one
v, hich Galens society has adopted,"
said President Alexander G. Ruth-
ven yesterday. "I feel sure that stu-
dents as well as the faculty will make
the special effort necessary this year
to accord the support which it has
been given in the past."
Tribe Plans Dinner
For New Members
William R. Dixon, '36, and Frank
A. Denison, Jr., '36E, were formally
initiated into Michigamua, senior
honorary society, Sunday night.
The two new braves will be hon-
ored at a dinner to be held at 6 p.m.
Wednesday at the Alpha Delta Phi
fraternity. All alumni members and
honorary members have been invited
to be present at this ceremony.

Dixon is the president of the Men's
Council, a former student official of
the Union, and a member of Sphinx.
Denison is active in various activities
of the engineering college, including
Tau Beta Pi, of which he is the pres-

Kreisler To
Give Concert
Here Tonight
Makes Ninth Appearance
Locally At 8:15 P. M. In
Hill Auditorium
Program To Include
Own Compositions
Wrote Series Believed For
Thirty Years To Be By
Old Masters
The fourth concert of the 1935-36
Choral Union series, featuring Fritz
Kreisler, world-famous violinist, will
be given at 8:15 p.m. today in Hill
Auditorium. Mr. Kreisler will be
making his ninth appearance before
a local audience in the past 35 years.
Kreisler, in addition to being one of
the most noted violinists in the world,
is also a composer of note and will
play a number of his own composi-
tion in tonight's concert.
One of his most famous series of
compositions is that which he wrote
in the style of the old masters, such
as Vivaldi, Couperin, Porpora, Pu-
gnani, and others, and published as
his editions of their works. For 30
years the authors were believed to be
the old masters, but the truth came
to light this year, and Kreisler ad-
mitted having written them all.
His reason, he said,was that he
wanted to enlarge his programs and
did not thirsk it best to have his own
name a'1.pear endlessly on the pro-
gram for a concert.
Kreisler is a refutation of the con-
tention that the child-prodigy rarely
fulfills his promise, in later life, for
his interest in the violin began al-
most as soon as he could talk, and
at the age of seven he appeared in
his first concert in Vienna, after
which he entered the Vienna Conser-
vatory. Three years later he won the
gold medal, and then went to Paris
where, after two years, he won the
Grand Prix de Rome.
Shortly after this he went on his
first tour, which included the United
States, and, with the exception of a
year spent in the army, he has been
playing the violin in all parts of the
world ever since.
Tonight's concert will begin
promptly at 8:15 p.m. according to
President Charles A. Sink of the
School of Music, and after that time
there will be no seating except be-
tween numbers.
President Sink stated that there are
still a few tickets available which may
be secured at the offices of the School
of Music on Maynard Street.
Campbell To Talk
On Samuel Clemens
Prof. Oscar J. Campell of the Eng-
lish department will speak at 4:15
p.m. today in the Natural Science
Auditorium on the subject "The Case
of Twain vs. Clemens." The talk is
being delivered on the occasion of the
centennial of the birth of Samuel L.
Clemens, and is being sponsored by
the English department.
The thesis of his talk, says Pro-
fessor Campbell, will be to demon-
strate that the influency of Western
culture, as opposed to the "genteel
tradition of New England," did not
destroy. the artist-Twain-in Clem-
Professor Campbell stated that the
work of Mark Twain is of the utmost

importance in American literature
because he is an excellent representa-
tive of Western culture. The public'
is invited to the lecture, which is the
University's only part in the nation-
wide celebration of the centennial of
Clemen's birth.

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Is Part Of Program For
Collection Of Michigan's1
I Historical Data
An attempt to record the history
of the University from the time of
its founding by Father Gabriel Rich-
ard more than 100 years ago until
the present day - the task of the
newly formed Bureau of University
Archives - began yesterday.
Headed by the Regents' committee
of seven faculty members, the ar-
chives bureau is one of the first at-
tempts on the part of an American
University to record its own history.
The activity is a branching out of
the history department's Michigan
history program, headed by Prof.
Lewis G. VanderVelde, which since
last spring has already unearthed
nearly a score of valuable finds.
Although for the present the Bu-
reau will confine its activities to lo-
cating and collecting history of the
University, its sponsors hope to see
In Learning Hit
By DeanLloyd,
Better Use Of Leisure Is
Urged As Necessary To?
Good Education
An indictment of students who
"leave college with a parchment but
no education" was made last night
by Dean Alice C. Lloyd, who spoke
before 500 independent women at
the second annual Assembly Ban-
quet, held in the League.
"Education should mean," she said,
"an enlargement of our understand-
Miss Lloyd pointed out that far
too many students come to college
and merely attend their classes,
without making use of the numerous
opportunities of using their leisure
time to best advantage.
"Although the first and almost the
pleasantest recreation we have is
reading," she said, "I am frequently
very surprised at the small amount
of recreational reading done by col-
lege students."
Other factors in modern life which
can be valuable in enlarging the un-
derstandng of the student, she con-.
tinued, are movies and the radio,
which she claimed "are becoming
something to reckon with in the po-
litical and artistic side of life."
Although she censured newspapers
for their sensational treatment of
crime, she pointed out that they fur-
nish a great deal of information on
vitally important matters of modern
Miss Lloyd was followed by Donal
H. Haines of the journalism depart-
ment, whose topic was "Women Who
In discussing women in journalism
he pointed out that they often make
a mistake in thinking of such a ca-
reer as "banishment" to the wom-
en's page. "There is no feature which
has grown so in modern times as the
women's page," he said, "and read-
ers are becoming more and more in-
terested in getting the women's slant
on news."~
He pointed out that the woman's
temperament should be the deciding
factor in whether she should start
out on a small town or a metropoli-
(Continued on Page 5)
Parties Announce
Freshman Slates
William Farnsworth, Phi Kappa
Psi, was selected to run for president
at a caucus of the State Street fresh-

man literary college held last
night in the Union. Farnsworth will
oppose Fred Vogt, Phi Delta Theta,
Washtenaw, in the elections tomor-
row afternoon.
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it progress into an actual archives
department of the University. In
the words of President Ruthven,
"This is an effort which I hope will
lead to the formation of a University
archives department."
Expressing himself as "very, very
interested" in this "fine and much-
needed action," President Ruthven
termed the Bureau "the beginning
of a real attempt to correlate all the;
various documents of the University.
They have been in so many different
places and come from so many dif-
ferent sources that, in the past, it
has been nearly impossible to have]
a comprehensive knowledge of this
institution," he said.
Whereas the purpose of Professor1
VanderVelde's Michigan history pro-
gram is at first primarily to locate
historical material, with the aim of1
eventually bringing it to the Uni-
versity, the archives bureau will make4
a definite attempt to gather and col-
lect, as well as locate. Although no
definite place for material collected
by the bureau has been decided on,
the William L. Clements Library is a
likely spot, it is believed. ,
With Miss Elizabeth Sparks as its:
research assistant, the committee1
consists of Dr. Frank E. Robbins, as-I
sistant to the President, chairman;
Professor VanderVelde; Dr. Randolpn
G. Adams, director of William L.
Clements Library; Dr. W. W. Bishop,
University librarian; Dean-emeritus
Mortimer E. Cooley of the engineer-
ing college, recently resigned state
PWA head; Vice-President Shirley
W. Smith; and Wilfred B. Shaw, di-
rector of alumni relations.
The first step of the Bureau is an
attempt to get in touch with all liv-
(Continued on Page 2)>
Great Britain
Is Reenforcing
Home Defenses
London Area Anti-Aircraft
Forces Being Equipped'
For Action
LONDON, Dec. 2. - (P) - The
British Government, with Europe
tense as a result of sanctions de-
velopments, announced tonight the;
immediate reorganization of anti-
aircraft defenses in the London area.
A division of four anti-aircraft
groups was formed, each group larg-
er than an infantry brigade. Head-
quarters of each group will be es-
tablished where it can best cooperate
with the Royal Air Force, which re-
cently was expanded.
The entire division is charged with
the defense of London against any
air attack.
It was disclosed further that of-
ficers and engineers in the British
merchant marine, who are officers of
the Royal Naval Reserve, have been
called from ports all over the worll
to report for duty at Portsmouth.
Masters of oil tankers owned by
the British Admiralty have been ad-
vised to hold themselves subject to
The Cabinet met today and ad-
journed without announcing its de-
cisions, but there was little doubt
that it had determined to press with-
out further delay for the drastic oil
sanction at Geneva Dec. 12.
(Mussolini is reliably reported to
have warned that an oil embargo
means war in Europe. France, with
this knowledge, has informed Mus-
solini it will stand with Britain and
the League if Italy starts hostilties.)
The only faint chance of averting
a grave crisis over the oil issue now
rests with Premier Pierre Laval, of
France, who, it was said here, is mak-
ing a final supreme effort to get some
peace concession from Mussolini be-
fore Laval confers Saturday with Sir
Samuel Hoare, British foreign secre-

Student Takes His Life
In Fear Of 'B' Grade

Additional Gift Increases
Total To $6,500,000;
Announced By Ruthven
Council Agrees To
ClosingOf Street
Grant Will Be Used For
Purposes Of Endowment
And Building
An additional $1,500,000 to be used
for "building and endowment pur-
poses" has been given for the Grad-
uate School.
The new gift was made from the
estate of the late Horace H. Rack-
ham and raises the total donation
from that estate to $6;500,000 Presi-
dent Ruthven announced late yes-
The new grant, which will make
the total gift from the Rackham fund
total $6,500,000, will be used to pur-
chase additional property for the site
of the new Graduate School building
and whatever is left after this pur-
chase will be added to the $4,000,000
endowment provided for by the first
gift of $5,000,000.
The property to be acquired, the
titles to which are already in the pos-
session of the University, will be the
block directly west and adjacent to
the block purchased last August,
which is located due north of the
Michigan League building.
Council Concurs
The city council in its weekly meet-
ing last night voted permission to
close a section of Ingalls street, and
thus the new building will be bound-
ed by Thayer, Washington, Twelfth
streets, and by Huron Ave. The entire
two blocks will be used for the
grounds of the new Graduate School.
One of the more important qual-
ifications of the agreement which was
approved was that the city will have
the right to take 17 feet from the
west side of the University's proposed
site for the purpose of widening
Thayer Street between East Huron
and East Washington Streets.
This action is, however, contingent
upon the result of a petition to the
Board of Education from the Com-
mon Council asking the Board to
quitclaim 17 feet from the east side
of the Ann Arbor High School block.
Part For Endowment
The city granted the Board the 17
feet, thus making Thayer Street nar-
rower, some time ago. This grant
was for the purpose of building an
addition to the High School. As yet
no additions have been made, and
the Council is justified in asking the
return of this property, aldermen
stated in the discussion.
It was announced that it was felt
the new grant was necessary "to pro-
vide a proper setting for the new
Graduate Building," which will be a
center for all graduate students.
The President emphasized that it
was not expected that the entire $1,-
500,000 would be used for the pur-
chage of the new block and that a
large amount will be left for endow-
ment purposes.
Not all of the original $1,000,000
granted for the new building in the
first Rackham gift has been used,
and approximately $750,000 of this
original amount remains to be spent
Razing Is Begun
The work of razing the houses on
the first block has already begun,
and it was expected, University offi-
cials said, that work of clearing the
new block would begin about Jan. 1.
There are more than 16 residences on
the new block and eviction notices
have already been issued.
Plans call for the new structure to
include two auditoriums, and rooms
for the various societies of graduate
students. Very probably recreation
rooms to make the plant a complete
"hub" of graduate student activity.

The first gift from the Rackham
fund was made last August and pro-
vided that the $4,000,000 endowment
would be used to support special in-
vestigators in research, to provide
scholarships and fellowships and to
meet other expenses of research.
Although this was the largest gift
from the fund prior to his death last
June, Mr. Rackham made possible
the University's archaeological studies
in Egypt and the Philippines besides
. assisting other University projects.

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Umpire : Bos (MSC). 1
Council Adopts
County Plan Of
Welfare Relief
In a 13-2 vote, the Common Coun-
cil, meeting at the City Hall last
night, agreed to accept the plan of
the county board of supervisors to
distribute welfare relief throughout
the county. The shift in the senti-
ment of the Council came after an
explanation by Everett DeRyke,
member of the county welfare relief
commission, of the method of ad-
ministration that would be used.
The plan calls for the state to pay
55 per cent of the funds and for the
county to pay 45 per cent. The state
will pay all administrative costs. In
local administration of the funds, a
county case worker will determine

College Professors Come To,
Defense Of Midwest Accent

KANSAS CITY, Dec. 2. -(P) -
College professors hustled tonight to
defend the midwest accent - likened
to the whir of a vacuum cleaner by
a Harvard educator - and scoffed at
the "nasal tricks" New Englanders
turn with the English language.
At Harvard University, of all
places, they are making a study of
accent. Prof. Harry H. Hall "pho-
tographed" the voice of Prof. Miles
L. Henley of the University of Wis-
consin, and classified his pronuncia-
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conversation is "considerably easier
to understand generally than the
speech of New Englanders."
"Certainly," he said, "the speech
of the 'down east' New Englanders is
much easier' satirized. The old time
hick comedies were based on the
language of New England. No Kan-
sas farmer talks like that - even
when signing an AAA check.
"If our 's' sounds like a vacuum
cleaner, some of the nasal tricks they
do with an 'r' liken it to a buzz saw."
Professor Hall used a microphone,
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