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The Weather
Cloudy, snow flurries today;
tomorrow cloudy, no decided
change in temperature.


A6F Aoty


Words to the carols that will
be used in the Community Sing
at 7:30 p.m. today in front of
the General Library will be
found on page 8.



Ethiopia Massing
Army For Attack;
Italians In Retreat

Three Lc
Banks 1
For Ecot
First National,
And Mechanics.

cal Sing Tonight
erge Will Be First
tomy For Students
Farmers Fifth Community Affair
And Ann To Be Held In Front Of

$1,360 Total Is Reached



Goodfellows' Drive;
z~od Baskets Bou gh t
It Birth' Plan Apears Will Award Trophy For
ppeOrganization Showing
,r T-o P11t; ,ii' Pr rne Best Cooperation

I Duce Admits Defeat In
Official Communique;
Reverse Sobers Nation
Conflict Is General
On Northern Front

Homesick Owosso
Boy Doesn't Find


Scores Are Killed And
Wounded As Ethiopian
Capture Post
ASMARA, Eritrea, Dec. 17. - (P)-
Attacks by Ethiopian advance patrols
'on Italian outposts on the northerr
front led Fascist officers to predict
tonight that Haile Selassie's forces
were preparing for a mass assault.
In an engagement reported south
of Makale and along the Takkaze
river to the west, the Ethiopians were
said to have swept forward rapidly,
fighting brisk engagements and then
retiring under the pressure of Fascist
The Ethiopians were sending up
highly mobile units for sporadic fight-
ing, but the soldiers were keeping
closely together.
ROME, Dec. 17. - () - A terse
government communique told the
Italian nation today of the first ad-
mitted retreat of Fascist soldiers in-
vading Ethiopia and tonight anxious
groups waited fo details of a battle
which was still raging.
Scores were killed and wounded in
the north, where a general battle has
long been anticipated.
Another fight was in progress at
the time the government issued the
communique, with airplanes and
tanks pressed into service. Crowds
gathered before radios in restaurants
and bars, hoping for details which
were lacking.
This-reverse in Africa put the Ital-
ians in a sober and determined mood
on the eve of "Faith Day" tomorrow,
when women will give their wedding
rings to the government to aid in the
fight against sanctions.
"We will show them," was a fre-
quent expression, and by "them" the
Fascists meant sanctionist nations as
well as the Ethiopians.
A force of 3,000 Ethiopian warriors
attacked an advance Italian post on
the Takkaze River, forcing the in-,
vaders to retreat after a sharp battle.
Four Italian officers were killed and
three wounded, nine Italian soldiers
were killed and several dozen Eritrean
allies of Italy were killed and wound-
ed. Ethiopian losses were said to be
The communique said that "At the
same time, another group of Ethi-
opian warriors crossed the river val-
ley, making a flanking movement in
the region of Scire."
"The enemy maneuver resulted in
a battle that now is in progress, and
in which, on our side, air forces and
detachments of tanks ,are taking an
active part."
GENEVA, Dec. 17. - (A') - The
Council of the League of Nations,
which solemnly condemned Italy's
"war of aggression" against Ethiopia
Qct. 7, meets again tomorrow around
the same round table to discuss a plan
for ending that war by enlarging
Italy's influence in Ethiopia.
The morning session will be private,
confined to a discussion of the settle-
ment in Syria of 25,000 Assyrians
from Iraq.
But the afternoon session will be
public and devoted to a discussion of
settlement of Italian and Ethiopian
colonization of southern Ethiopia by
Italians being an integral part of Il
Duce's plans for peace settlement.
FLINT, Dec. 17. - W) - Orrie W.
Williams, 22, is accused by police of
committing 29 burglaries on his way
home from a factory where he worked
on a night shift. The burglaries of.
which Wililams is accused occurred
during the early morning hours at in-
tervals since last March.


FloridaVery Hot
Just a homesick Owosso boy i
Merle Oliver, '20E, recently trans-
ferred as Associated Press corres-
pondent from Ann Arbor to Jackson-
ville, Fla., who wants to come back
to "Meechigan."
The weather in Florida is terrible,
Mr. Oliver writes The Daily, and he
declares, believe it or not, that he even
prefers the Ann Arbor climate. The
Florida sand is the worst part about
the "Southern Paradise," according to
Mr. Oliver. "I envy you getting mud
on your shoes," he writes. "The sand
is so bad, cars stall in driveways."
The only good thing Mr. Oliver
likes about Florida is his car --made
in Michigan. Even the ocean, he says
"makes a poor showing compared
with Lake Superior." His wife and
son both have colds, he explains, and
they always thought they were im-
mune. He is having "one of his usual
colds." He continues his denuncia-
tion of the "Land of Sunshine" by
saying he wishes he had a furnace
in his home and that "I never froze
my ears before, even in Michigan."
And then he deals Florida a final
blow. He calls the oranges, pride of
every Floridian, "cheap and third
grade, the kind they are ashamed to
ship out of the state."
His correspondents gathered from
his letter that Mr. Oliver has a dis-
tinct dislike for Florida.
Athletic Board
Approves Pay
Increase Plan
Restoration Of Cut Made
In Retrenchment Period
Voted; Budget Adopted
A resolution to restore 50 -per cent
of the salary cuts made when the
fnancial retrenchment policy entered
upon by the University went into ef-
fect a year ago, was approved by the
Board in Control of Athletics at a
neeting held last night.
At the same time a budget of $190,-
00 was adopted for the coming fiscal
year and all athletic schedules were
According to Prof. Ralph W. Aigler,
hairman of the board, this budget
includes, in addition to maintenance
and interest, the salaries of the
oaches and members of the athletic
taff, exclusive of intarmural officials.
The budget is a $10,000 dollar de-
rease compared to that of last year,
mut, as Professor Aigler explained, the
increase in pay affects only those
nembers of the staff whose salaries
iave not been partially restored since
he first retrenchment. This was
.nterpreted to mean that the football
-aches, whose salaries were aug-
nented by that of Jack Blott when
ie left Michigan to coach in the East,
vill not be affected in this restora-
ion of pay and that with six grid
3oaches receiving no increased salary,
n increase might still be paid to the
ew staff members left and the an-
nual budget cut $10,000.
Both coaches and officesworkers
onnected with the administration of
ntercollegiate athletics are included
n the new resolution and thus res-
orations will be made to them more
han to the actual coaches.
Professor Aigler declined to reveal
ndividual salaries and increases him-
elf, but stated that the figures were
Japan Bombs City
In Northern China

SHANGHAI, Dec. 18. (Wednesday)
- (R) - Chinese reports said Japan-
ese airplanes had bombed the town
of Kuyuan in Eastern Chahar Prov-
ince of North China today while Man-
chukuan troops renewed an assault
n the beleaguered city.

Arbor Savings United General Library
No Interruption In Glee Club, Stanley
Banking Functions Chorus To Attend
Increased Security For Decorations And Song
Deposits Is Assured By Will Create Traditiona
FDIC Loan Christmas Air



A plan involving merger of three of The playing of chimes at 7:15 p.m
Ann Arbor's four banks was an- tonight will mark the beginning of the
nounced yesterday by officers of the, fifth annual Community Sing to bE
organizations concerned. held on the campus. The sing wil
The First National Bank and Trust be held in front of the General Li.
Co., the Ann Arbor Savings Bank and brary.
the Farmers and Mechanics Bank This is the first year that students
will be consolidated into one bank have been invited to participate in
for purposes of economy and fuller the singing of the carols. In former
protection of deposits, only the State years the sing has been held on
Savings Bank remaining out of the Christmas Eve, when the townspeople
combination, have celebrated the holiday.
Approval of Federal authorities and It had been planned to erect a stage
of State Banking Commissioner Ru- from which Prof. David W. Matterr
dolph E. Reichert has already been of the School of Music would lead the
received, officials said, and only the singing, but it was decided yesterday
consolidation of the records, which that the Library steps would serve
will necessitate a period of about as a perfectly good stage.
three months, is delaying the actual
merger. Banking service will be con- Many choral organizations will be
tinued without interruption through- present to make the singing possess
out. real elements of harmony. The Uni-
The new bank will have a capital versity Glee Club, the Stanley chorus,
of $950,000 in preferred and common the Lyra male chorus, and numerous
stock, with a surplus of $230,000, church and school groups have an-
of which $1,000,000 is being invested nounced their intentions of attend-
by the Reconstruction Finance Cor- ing. Many of the fraternities and
poration. Deposits and assets of the sororities are expected to come down
new institution are expected to total in groups to augment the singing.
about 10 million dollars. Dr. Edward W. Blakeman, aiding
Stockholders of the merging banks Professor Mattern in arranging the
will be allowed to exchange their sing, announced yesterday that 15
stock for that of the new unit at a members of the Varsity Band will ac-
pro rata basis before the stock is of- company the singers. Dr. Blakeman
pered to others also stated that a chorus of nurses
Officials of the bank stated last;from the School of Nursing would be
night that deposits in the three merg- athe sing. .
ng banks would in no way be affectedwileamdecfortedfthcLred
by the change but on the contrary wllhbe adlothecoraenwtcoprovd
would be assured of increased ecurityl thecmu rihtentrdina
f deposits, with the Federal Deposit Chistms atmospherthetraditional
Isurance Corporation providing aChitaamope.
oan which will make the acceptable The songs to be sung are all typ-
issts qua totheful deosila-- ical Christmas carols. The words of
assets equal to the full deposit ia the tunes are to be found on pg
:ility being assumed by the new bank. page tnes t bfud pg
a8t of today's Daily.

Retire z

U ... .U .E. ~A. Wo--U2

Shirley Smith, vice-president and ;
secretary of the University, corn-
mented'that the change would benefite
the University's local financial opera-
tions to a considerable extent. Lie Detector Testf
"It will give us better banking fa- -
cilities in which our deposits are per-
fectly safe," Smith said. "The new TRENTON, N. J., Dec. 17. - (-P)-
bank will give us a stronger bank Bruno Richard Hauptmann's ex-
than any one of the old three. pressed wish to undergo a lie detector
"I am very pleased with the mer- test in an effort to prove his inno-
ger." I cence in the Lindbergh baby kidnap-
Asked to what extent the Univer- murder brought no immediate re-
sity carried funds in the Ann Arbor sponse from New Jersey authorities
banks, Smith replied that the Uni- today.
versity kept sufficient funds to cover "I don't want to comment now,"
its needs in local houses, keeping the was the answer of Gov. Harold G.
reserve in Detroit. An average of Hoffman, to whom the convicted
$250,000 is being kept in Ann Arbor murderer of Charles A. Lindbergh,
banks most of the time, he said. Jr., addressed his appeal.
Capital stock in the State Savings Hauptmann made his request in a
Bank, which did not join in the merg- letter penned in the death house of
er, was raised to $600,000 this sum- state prison.
mer. The Ann Arbor Savings Bank He suggested also that Dr. John
had capital stock of $500,000 while F. Condon, the Jafsie of the ransom
that of the other two institutions was negotiations, submit to a similar
$250,000 each. test.
Under the new plan, according to "I have a deep interest," he said,
George Burke, attorney for the Uni- "in what kind of force made him
versity, who was active in effecting change his saying. Because when he
the merger of the banks, one of the i was visiting me in my Flemington
benefits to be brought about will be I cell he said all excited to the prose-
an opportunity to debtors who have l cutor - 'I cannot testify against this
'ContinmiPd on PAm 9 man.'"
Bromage Declares Detroit Has
Best City Government Of Type

' Battle, Creek Member Of
Congress Counters Old
. Age Pension Proposals
e WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. - (') -
l Jay Lutz, representative from Battle
- Creek, Mich., has fired the imagina-
tion of all politicians here with his
s "retire at birth" plan which he is of-
t fering in opposition to the Townsend
r Old Age Retirement plan.
Worried at the expenses which
would accrue from the $200 monthly
pension under the Townsend scheme,
legislative leaders have been quick to
grasp the advantages Lutz's plans
Thelma Todd's
Death Puzzles
Carbon Monoxide Found
In Large Quantities By
Autopsy Test
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17.-- (') -
Blond Thelma Todd of the films died
accidentally of carbon monoxide
fumes after a tiff with Rowland West,
her business manager, police decided
tonight - but they could not dissolve
the mystery cloaking her last hours.
The time of death could not be
fixed within 12 hours or more. The
circumstances remained entirely un-
Coroner Frank Nance, sifting the
multitude of "mysterious and unusual
circumstances in the background of
the case," announced that he would
call an inquest tomorrow.
The body of Miss Todd, known
to friends as "Hot Toddy," was found
yesterday at 10:30 a.m. in the front
seat of her big town car -in the ga-
rage of West's cliff-side home.
Unknown was the identity of some-
one with whom she presumably made
an appointment for 2 a.m. Sunday.
"A major question," said Captain
of Detectives Bert Wallis, "is her rea-
son for going to the garage.
"It's my opinion that she and
West had a tiff Saturday night, when
she was leaving for the party she at-
tended. I believe he told her to be
home by 2 o'clock, or she'd find the
door locked."
Dr. Wagner's autopsy revealed that
Miss Todd's blood contained monox-
ide up to 70 per cent of the satura-
tion point, and her brain alcohol up
to 13 per cent, enough to cause in-
New Method Of
Registration Is
ReadyFor Use
Division In Alphabetical
Order Will Determine
Classification Time
The demise of another Michigan
tradition was officially decreed yes-
terday, when a new method of regis-
tration for studies was outlined, to
take effect next semester.
Beginning in February, the system
of registration at Waterman Gym-
nasium will be altered with a view to
eliminating the semi-annual mob
scenes which have long been charac-
teristic with the opening day of reg-
istration, and which were not even
slightly affected by a number sys-
tem instituted in September.
The new method will be based on a
pre-arranged alphabetical division of
students, reserving definite periods
from 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, to

noon Friday, Feb. 14, for registration
by each alphabetical grouping. Stu-
dents who do not register during their
assigned period iay do so Friday
afternnon ,rnd Saturdav morninar

offer them, based on a guarantee of
immunity from work at the moment
of birth, to extend throughout life.
Here's how Lutz explains it:
"Every new-born child in the
United States would receive from the
government a promissory note for
$20,000, at 3 per cent interest, payable
in 20 years. The 3 per cent or $50
monthly, would go to the child's par-
ents until the child was 20.
"Each year during the 20, the gov-'
ernment would pay $1,000 into a
sinking fund for retirement of the
note, and when the child reached the
age of 20 the government would give
him or her the $20,000 it had paid into
the sinking fund.
Boys and girls of 20 who elected
to marry would thus have a capital
of $40,000. Work would be forever
unnecessary if they would undertake
to have at least four children, be-
cause they would receive $50 a month
for each child until it reached the
age of 20, and there would be enough
left of their own $40,000 after that
to care for them in their old age.
"The author of RABP urges this
advantage over the OARP: People
of all ages would be for it; nobody
would ever have to work again; it
would cost only $1,600 a year per per-
son instead of $2,400 annually, the
per capital cost of the Townsend plan,
and it would automatically end the
agitation for birth control."
Townsend Plan
Advocate Wins
Ballot Contest
Two To One Majority Is
Rolled Up By Main In
Third District Vote
BATTLE CREEK, Dec. 17. - ()-
Verner W. Main, bearing endorsement
of the Townsend Old Age Pension
organization as well as that of his
regular Republican organization, was
elected representative of the third
Michigan congressional district today
by a two to one majority over his op-
ponents. The vote was:
Main, 24,686; Howard W. Cav-
anagh, 11,342; E. G. Kiefer, (Farmer-
Laborite) 397.
Climaxing a heated campaign in
which the Townsend plan, made a
platform plank by Main, became the
chief issue. the result was regarded
with interest by leaders of both major
political parties as well as by Town-
send plan organizers.
Floyd R. Moody, district Townsend
Club manager, said "I believe it is the
people's expression on the Townsend
plan in no uncertain terms."
Mann, advised of his decisive elec-
tion, said "My election to Congress
will doubtless be interpreted in var-
ious ways, both in this district and
elsewhere in the country. I am
naturally elated over the size of my
majority, and I am grateful to the
various groups and individuals to
whose support my election is due."
Referring to support he received
from the Townsend organization,
Main said, "The Townsend Club en-
dorsed my candidacy after it was
under way, but I entered the race at
the urging of disinterested friends as
a candidate of no group or faction.
In the critical session of Congress
just ahead, I shall give my best ef-
forts to representing all the people of
the district on the various issues of
domestic and foreign policy that may
Cavanagh, conceding his defeat,
said only "I congratulate my oppon-
ent. My personal views on the issue
of this campaign, namely the Town-
send plan, remain unchanged."
Michigan Opposes
U. S. Canal Control

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. -(A) -
Four states - Minnesota, Wisconsin,
3Mripni nead rhn -it if+r3 4nra i

Fund's Allocation
To Be Announced
Advance Sale Netted $714,
Street Sale Gained $500
In 10 Hours
A complete list of the contributions
of fraternities, sororities and other
groups may be found on page two of
this issue.
Final tabulations of the returns
gained by the Goodfellows Monday in
their sale of special editions of The
Daily revealed last night that the
fund had been raised past the $1,360
mark by last-minute contributions.
Purchases of food for baskets to be
distributed among the needy will
begin today with a tentative working
fund assigned the Family Welfare
Bureau until a complete computation
can be made.
An announcement of the allocation
of the funds will appear in tomorrow's
Daily. The complete net result of the
drive could not be established last
night because the cost of printing
the issue had not been determined.
The committee which will award
The Michigan Daily Goodfellow
Trophy for the organization showing
he best cooperative spirit will meet
at 3 p.m. today in the office of Dean
Joseph A. Bursley, and an an-
nouncement of the decision will be
made tomorrow. The committee con-
sists, in addition to Dean Bursley,
chairman, of Dean Alice C. Lloyd,
Jean Seeley, president of the League,
and Wencel Neumann, president of
the Union.
Of the $1,360 raised in the drive,
$305.48 was given by fraternities,
$120.02 by sororities, $128.95 by
League houses, dormitories, and the'
League Council, and $160 by adver-
tising carried in The Daily. The ad-
vance sale gained from these amounts
totals $714.45.
Approximately another $150 was
gained in advance personal subscrip-
tions. The 10-hour street sale netted
slightly more than $500. This esti-
mate does not include the money
which will be gained through the
generosity of Osias Zwerdling, who
offered to give thefund five per cent
of the gross sales in his fur shop be-
tween Dec. 14 and 24.
Pitt Placed On
'Black List' B
FacultyGrou p
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 17. - () -
The Post-Gazette says it has learned
the University of Pittsburgh will be
"placed on the black list" of the
American Association of University
Professors at the organization's
Christmas week meeting in St. Louis.
The paper ad1ds that the recom-
mendation has already been voted by
the executive committee and that it
will not be opposed by the delegates
from this chapter. When the as-
sociation blacklists an institution, it
warns 10,000 members against ac-
cepting positions on the faculty of
the school.
The paper says the executive com-
mittee will give lack of academic
freedom, lack of tenure, and irre-
sponsibile relations between the ad-
ministration and faculty members, as
reasons for its action.
Laval Given Free
Hand By Deputies
PARIS, Dec. 17.- (A) - Premier
Pierre Laval won from the Chamber
of Deputies today an expression of
confidence in the Franco Brtisspln

to settle the Italo-Ethiopian war.
He dared the chamber to cast out
his government, and, by a vote of 306
to 252, was given what his enemies
call a free hand to defend the peace
proposals at the meeting of the
TPapr7a of wrinnc - 11 i +rr~~

Recent statements made by De-
troit newspapers and civic officials to
the effect that the motor city has the
best municipal government in the
United States are in large measure
justified, in the opinion of Prof. Ar-
thur W. Bromage, local governmentI
expert of the political science de-
"Detroit is certainly the best gov-
erned of any of our mayor and coun-
cil cities of comparable size, at any
rate," Professor Bromage said yes-
terday in an interview. He favors
the city manager plan in preference
to the mayor and council type of city
government, he said, and of the cities
having this system, Professor Bro-

of that system." Among Detroit's
qualities necessary for good govern-
ment, he listed a mayor with strong
executive authority, selected on a
non-partisan basis; a non-partisan
council of only nine members; ex-
perts at the head of departmental
activities, appointed rather than
elected; a systematic budget system;
and a short ballot for municipal
He praised Detroit's mayor, Frank
Cousens, as a "very high type of man
who is doing all he can to serve the
best interests of Detroit."
The manager form of city govern-
ment is adaptable for Detroit, Profes-
sor Bromage said, although he point-
ed out several problems that would be
involved in such an adaptation. The
first of these .h e1,vrwd ic t-, fn+


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