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XLVI No. 69

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THUSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1935

PRICE FIVE CENTS

7

Daily Fund
TrophyI
Presen ted
Senior Society Is Awarde
Cup For Recognition O
Goodfellow Work
Honorable Mention
To Theta Delta Chi
Druids Also Acknowledge
By Trophy Committe
For SpiritIn Drive
The Michigan Daily Goodfello
Trophy for 1935 will be presented t
Senior Society, Dean Joseph A. Burs
ley, chairman of the trophy commit
tee, announced last night.
Druids and Theta Delta Chi fra
ternity were awarded honorable men
tion by the committee, which con
sisted, in addition to Dean Bursley, o
Dean Alice C. Lloyd, Jean Seeley, '36
president of the League, and Wence
Neumann, '36, president of the Union
The trophy, presented by Burr
Patterson & Auld, was awarded for
the most cooperative spirit shown in
the Goodfellow campaign to provide
food and clothing for needy students
children and families.
Final count of the Goodfellow fund
last night revealed that exactly $1,
372.00 had been given by students
faculty and townspople during the
10-hour drive Monday. Of this sum
$160 was gained through advertising
in The Daily. Expenses of publishing
the issue amounted to $110, of which
half was donated by The Daily, it was
announced last night by George Ath-
erton, '36, business manager. This
leaves a net total of $1,317, the dis-
tribution of which will be announced
tomorrow.
Led by Betty Greve, their president,
10 members of Senior Society earned
the Goodfellow Trophy by donning
aprons and selling in Angell Hall
lobby and under the Engineering Arch
throughout the day.YMiss Greve was
the most successful of all therGood-
fellows, having taken in more than
$32 through her own efforts.
Purchases of food baskets for the
needy was begun yesterday with a
working fund assigned the Family
Welfare Bureau, Mrs. A. S. Whitney,
president, announced.
Overflow Crowd
Attends Sing On
Library Steps
Students Join Ann Arbor
In Traditional Affair;
Mattern Leads
A crowd which filled the steps of
the Library, the space in front, and
overflowed out into the diagonal
gathered last night for Ann Arbor's
fifth Community Sing.
The great Christmas tree near the
center of the Diagonal added the
spirit of the season to the first Sing
in which members of the student
body have participated. The pro-
gram of Christmas hymns was opened
with the playing of chimes, and the
clear notes, which could be heard far
over the campus, called together the
large group of singers, who were led
from the steps by Prof. David W.

Mattern of the School of Music. Each
hymn was played through once by
15 members of the Varsity R.O.T.C.
Band.
Members of the University Glee
Club, the Stanley Chorus and the
Lyra Male Chorus attended the Sing,
and made it a truly musical event.
Mimeographed sheets with the words
of ill of the hymns sung were passed
out. All of the familiar Christmas
hymns, "It Came Upon A Midnight
Clear," "Silent Night," "0 Come All
Ye Faithful," "Little Town of Beth-
lehem" and others were sung.-'
After the singing on the General
Library steps, a group of the choris-
ters went on to the St. Joseph's Hos-
pital and the University Hospital to
entertain the patients. The Band and
a number of the singers went along
with this group, bringing to an end
in successful fashion an event which
is fast becoming a tradition in Ann
Arbor and at the University.

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A.S.M.E. Presents 'Spoofuncup'
To 'Unpopular' Professor Lay

Speakers Timed By Sto
Clock In Annual 'Roast'
Of Engineers In Union
By FRED WARNER NEAL
d As the most popularly unpopulai
professor in the engineering college
f -"the man who can take it"-stu-
dent members of the American So-
ciety of Mechanical Engineers award-
ed the "spoofuncup" to Prof. Walter
E. Lay last night at their annual
"roast" in the Union.
i Amid loud boos, equalled only by
the laughter of both professors and
students, Professor Lay was decided
Il winner of the dubious honor by a
e slight margin over Burdell I. Springer
of the aeronautical engineering de-
partment. The, vote came as a con-
clusion to the students' annual eve-
w ning of razzing the engineering col-
o lege faculty. The awarding of the
"spoofuncup," a tin affair with two
- spoons, a cup and a funnel, is highly
prized by the engineering professors
- and was the most important event of
- the banquet.
Professor Springer, who took his
f defeat with a smile, was nominated
, first in Chinese and then in English
1 by Robert Yee, '36E. Yee's speech
. was one of the several times that
, the combination clock and light ap-
SRFC Officers
Arrive To Aid
In Bank Merger
Examiners Aim To Decide
Which Loans Will Go To
Bank, Which To FDIC
Plans for the recently announced
merger' project of three Ann Arbor
banks were set into action yesterday
with the arrival in town of repre-
sentatives of the Reconstruction Fi-
nance Corporation and the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation to ex-
amine records and holdings of the
banks involved.
After conferring in Lansing with
State Banking Commissioner Ru-
dolph E. Reichert, former Senator
Phillips L. Goldsborough and W. R.
Milford of the Federal Deposit In-
surance Corporation, and Sam Hus-
band, representing the Reconstruc-
tion Finance Corporation came to
Ann Arbor to inspect paper and se-
curities of the Ann Arbor Savings
Bank, the First National Bank and
Trust Co., and the Farmers and Me-
chanics Bank, preparing for their
consolidation into a single banking
unit.
To Classsify Loans
The immediate aim of the examin-
ers is to decide which of the more
slowly liquidating loans will be taken
over by the FDIC and which will be
transferred to the new bank. The
Federal representaties hope to com-
plete this task by Jan. 1.
Stockholders of the three merged
banks will then be given first oppor-
tunity to subscribe to the $180,000l
of common stock for the new bank
after which the new stockholders will
meet for organization purposes. A
board of directors will be chosen at1
the time, which in turn will select a
president and a sit for the new bank
and its campus branch.
Presidents of the merging institu-
tions at present are William L. Walz,
Ann Arbor Savings Bank, Robert F.
Gauss, First National Bank and Trust
Co., and Fred T. Stowe, Farmers and1
Mechanics Bank.k
Buildings Available
Buildings from which the new bankt
will have to choose its main office
are the Ann Arbor Savings Bank
building on Main Street across from
the Court House, where that bank
has been housed since 1879, 10 years
after its founding; the First National

Bank Building, finished in 1929, on
the southeast corner of Washing-
ton and Main Streets, largest office
building in Ann Arbor; and the
Farmers and Mechanics Bank, a two-
story building on the southeast corner
of Main Street and Huron Avenue.
For the campus branch, the direc-
tors will have a choice between the,
Farmers and Mechanics branch at1
the east end of the Nickels Arcade1
and the Ann Arbor Savings branch1
at 707 N. University Ave.
Presbyterians Will
Give Dinner Tonight1
The annual Christmas congrega-c

paratus, a device suspiciously resem-
bling an infernal machine, allegedly
built for the occasion by Prof. Robert
D. Brackett of the engineering col-
lege English department, failed to
work.

League Holds
Annual Open
HouseToday
More Than 5,000 Students

Hoare Resigns On

Issue

To Split

Cabinet;

War

Brackett 'Clocks' Speakers Are Expected To Attend
According to the "mechanical guide A A ffalr
for speakers," each participant in the
program was allowed one minute, as
timed by Professor Brackett's clock. Concert Is Planned
The professor, however, who acted as
"roastmaster," allowed himself the By Stanley Chorus
privilege of stopping the clock when-
ever he deemed it proper, and at times
seemed to have difficulty in starting it Special Tours Of Entire
again.Building Are Included
Apparently because Frank Denni-
son, Jr., '36E, president of the aero On Program
branch of the A.S.M.E. thought Pro- I
fessor Brackett's invention would not More than 5,000 students are ex-
work, Dean Herbert C. Sadler was in- pected to attend the annual Open
terrupted in the middle of his ad- House to be held from 7:30 p.m. until
dress by receiving a telegram, which 10:30 p.m. today in the League. This
read: "Your time is up. Please sit will be the final campus party before
down." The dean sat down amid up- the holday season.
roarious laughter. The complete schedule of events,
Graham Does Imitations and plans for the affair were an-
Next to the razzing given them by nounced by Julie Kane, '36, chairman,
Nex totherazin gien hemby at last night.
their own colleague, Professor Brack- The evening's entertainment is to
ett, the engineering college faculty Tle dancg, bthcta ct and
"took it on the chin" the hardest from include dancing, both contract and
Walker R. A. Graham, literary college auction bridge, ping gong tourna-
junior, who imitated several of the ments, and special tours of the entire
professors in their more or less pe-building. is to be opened for men for the first
culiar characteristics. The real fun time.
did not come, however, until the nom- Committee Members To Assist
inations for the "spoofuncup." Those Members of the house-reception
that were heard over the laughter and social committees of the League
of both professors and students were are to assist in conducting the tours,
made on charges of being the most and to serve as hostesses for the eve-
boring lecturer; giving the worst ning. These committee members are
course; giving the most bluebooks; asked to report at the undergraduate
and telling poor jokes. office at 7:30 p.m., Miss Kane an-
Faculty men nominated for the nounced.
most popularly unpopular, always the Headlining tonight's program will
best liked by engineering college stu- be a concert given by the newly re-
dents, included Prof. Orlan W. Bos- organized Stanley Chorus. They will
ton, Prof. Henry C. Anderson, Wil- sing a group of songs ranging from
Liam F. Bone, and Prof. Roy S. Swin- the traditional Christmas carols to
ton. The vote, the results of which modern popular music, Ruth Rich,
were decided by a jury of three, was '36, president of the chorus, stated.
taken by boos. Professor Lay and The concert is to begin at 9:15 p.m.
Mr. Springer were tied at first, and in the Concourse of the League.
even in the run-off, the booing was Achilles Taliferro will direct the sing-
close, the jury saiding. This program will take the place
of the group's usual Christmas con-
cert.
S upr iine ourtFree dancing in the Ballroom will
SupremeC ourtenn
begin at 8:30 p.m. and continue until
To 'TestTVA's 10:30 p.m. with Al Cowan and his
To T st YAS orchestra playing.
Art Exhibition Arranged
Yardstick Plan In addition, an Art Exhibition, ar-
ranged by Prof. Jean Paul Slusser'sy
students in the College of Architec-
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.--(A)- ture, will be on display in the Con-
The New Deal's power "yardstick" course and in the main corridor.
policy is next in line in the swift pro- Late permission, extending until
cession of new laws coming before 11 p.m., has been granted to the wom-j
the Supreme Court for review. en attending the League Open House,
Tomorrow the high court will hear Miss Kane announced.
oral arguments in the dispute over Decorations for the affair will be
the Tennessee Valley administration, carried out in the Christmas motif.
pictured by Roosevelt forces as a pub- Several evergreen trees have been
lic power "yardstick" with which to decorated and placed throughout the
measure the reasonableness of private building. These trees are to remain
electricity rates. up during vacation for the benefit of1
Attacking this program yesterday, the students remaining in town, of-
the Alabama Power Co. left a brief ficials stated.

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Herriot Will Q-uit TodayT

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Laval Government Faces
Imminent Collapse After
Action Of Minister
Ethiopian Offensive
Broken Up By Italy
Mussolini Leads Nation In
Defiance Of 'Crooked
Europe'
PARIS, Dec. 18. - (') - Premier
Pierre Laval's French government
was threatened tonight with collapse
after minister Edouard Herriot an-
nounced he would resign from the
cabinet tomorrow because of disagree-
ment with the premier's foreign pol-
icies.
M. Laval, whose position was shak-
en only a short time before by an-
nouncement of the resignation of Sir
Samuel Hoare, British foreign sec-
retary who helped him write the
widely-maligned Anglo-French plan
for African peace, was faced with
withdrawal of vital support of the
radical socialist parties.
Herriot also quit the party's pres-
idency.
The former premier's decision to
leave the cabinet was reported in
radical socialist circles to have been
based on disapproval of Laval's
"weak" support of the League of Na-
tions through the Italo-Ethiopian
crisis.
Herriot also felt, it was said, that
M. Laval was "flirting" with Ger-
many and that he feared a projected
alliance with Soviet Russia would be
brushed aside by the Premier at the
behest of the rightists.
Leftist elements immediately called
upon Laval to resign in turn as equal-
ly guilty with Sir Samuel Hoare, who
quit as British foreign secretary today
accused of "sabotaging" the League
covenant.
Sir Samuel ana M. Laval collab-
orated in writing the peace plan. The
tendency toward letting the Italians
and Ethiopians fight out their war on
the battlefield was spreading in
French official quarters tonight, in-
formed circles said.
(Copyright, 1936, by Associated Press)
ERITREA, Dec. 18. - Thirty thous-
and wild Ethiopian warriors com-
manded by Ras Imeru, forced by Ital-
ian troops to retire a long the Tak-
kaze River front, again have been sur-
rounded and are in danger of anni-
hilation, Italian officials announced
tonight.
Italian outposts, numerically in-
ferior to the Ethiopian force, fell back
to Dembe Guina pass after a savage
Ethiopian attack and been halted by
tanks and machine gun volleys in a
three-day batlte.
(Rome claimed an Italian victory
with more than 500 Ethiopians and
about 300 Italians killed.
ROME, Dec. 18. -- (P) - The omin-
ous shadow of a midnight meeting of
the Fascist Grand Council, Italy's rul-
ers - royal and dictatorial - pro-
claimed the Kingdom's "victory" and
faith" today at the end of a month
of economic siege from Sanctionist
Nations.
Queen Elena, tall and garbed in
black, implored divine aid "for
triumphs for Roman civilization in
Africa." With the court she opened,
a nationwide offering of wedding
rings before the tomb of the Unknown
Soldier.
Premier Benito Mussolini, standing
among his peasants at Pontiia,
ried, "We will fight" against
"crooked Europe."
Local Resident Is
Injured In Accident
Merle Groulx, 29 years old, ofa

Route 5, Ann Arbor, suffered a frac-
tured cervical vertebrae in an auto-
mobile accident on Territorial Road
yesterday afternoon, but his condi-
tion was pronounced as satisfactory
by St. Joseph's Hospital physicians
last night.
Groulx had driven a Reo truck,
towing a wagon of corn, onto Ter-
ritorial'Road one half mile east of

U. Of California
Is R anked First In
List OfColleges
(By Associated Collegiate Press)
BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 18.- The
University of California, the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin and Harvard were
ranked in that order as distinguished
institutions of learning by Walter C.
Eells, writing in the current Atlantic
Monthly.
The article was written in refuta-
tion of a similar piece, by Edwin
R. Embree, which appeared in the
Atlantic last year. Embree, declar-
ing that Harvard was "in a class
by itself," placed it at the top of
his list.
According to Eells, Embree's article
was "dogmatic and annoying" and
was the result of subjecting the facts
to "violent and perhaps questionable
treatment."
"In my study," says Eels, "the in-
stitutions were ranked in order-first
according to number of departments
in which they were judged to be 'ade-
quately staffed and equipped' and'
second by a composite method in
which a weight of two was assigned to
each field in which the institution
was distinguished and a weight of one
to each field in which it was judged
adequate but not distinguished.
"By the first method the Univer-
sity of California and the University
of Wiscopsin are tied for first place,
each adequately staffed and equipped
in 31 of 35 departments, while Har-
vard is tied with 29. By the sec-
ond (or weighted) method, Californiai
and Harvard are tied for first place,
with Columbia second." 1
Another Works
Program Seent
For Next Year
President Hints 1936 Mayt
Usher In $500,000,000
Public Works Plan
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.-0()-
Informed sources hinted today that(
'he Roosevelt relief program for nextt
year may include only one impor-1
tant new outlay --a public works
program mentioned by the President
yesterday. This program the Presi-
dent said, probably would total some-
vhat less than $500,000,000.1
The chief executive disclosed that
he would propose it to the session of1
,ongress opening next month, but
'le did not indicate whether there
would be other major recommenda-
ions for relief.t
Only Plan Suggestedr
Today, however, there was said to1
'e a possibility that the $500,000,000
nay be the only sizeable recommen-
lation in this field.-
The $4,880,000,000 work and relieft
fund the administration is now1
ipending was appropriated for ther
iscal years 1936 and 1937. All the
mnoney has been allotted to variouse
projects, and officials estimate thatt
all but $900,000,000 will be spent byt
next June 30, the end of the 1936
fiscal year.
By redistributing this unspent
money, they say it would be possiblec
to care for most of the needy unem-
ployed until Congress meets again in
January, 1937. Officials are count-
ing on a further pickup in private in-I
dustry to lighten the relief rolls byI
at least several thousand "employ-s
ables."
Will Be A Specific Billt
Besides being less than one-ninth I

the size of the mammoth work re-
lief appropriation put through at the1
last session after a long, strenuous7
fight, the new request will be differ-7
ent in another major respect.
The bill, the President disclosed,
will carry appropriations for speci-t
fic projects ,and will not be a blan-
ket request for a lump sum, to ber
used much as the administration de-

Baldwin Retracts Position
Of Support For Hoare
To Save His Cabinet
Anglo-French Plan
Rejected By League
Foreign Secretary Hands
In Resignation In Face
Of Parliamentary Ire
LONDON, Dec. 18. - () -The
British cabinet, driven to cover by
the storm evoked by the proposed
peace plan for the Italo-Ethiopian
war, ducked part of the heavy can-
nonading expected in commons' de-
bate tomorrow when Sir Samuel
Hoare, foreign secretary, resigned to-
night.
It was Hoare, who with Premier
Pierre Laval, of France, drew up
the plan, and his retirement gave
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin a
chance to disclaim cabinet responsi-
bility when he seeks a vote of con-
fidence on the issue.
Baldwin previously had indicated
that he would stand firmly against
the storm, at least until after action
in commons. Early today he de-
fended the proposal in commons.
Hoare's resignation, accepted imme-
diately, caused one of the greatest
British political sensations in years.
Conservatives Affected
Opposition to the peace plan had
reached even to the ranks of the Con-
servative Party, which was given an
overwhelming majority in the recent
general elections. Critics contended
it would reward Italy for aggression
There ware rumors that Baldwin
himself might replace Hoare as Ffor-
eign secretary or the post may be
offered to Neville Chamberlain, now
chancellor of the exchequer. Anthony
Eden, minister for League affairs,
who was believed privately opposed
to the peace proposal, was another
possibility.
At Hoare's home, where he has
been secluded since he broke his nose
in a fancy-skating contest in Switzer-
land last week, burly policemen
turned away inquirers.
Appointment of Hoare, formerly
secretary for India, to the foreign
affairs post last June, created sur-
prise. It was secret diplomacy that
brought his downfall. British public
opinion was aroused to furious pro-
test at revelations of the peace plan
hatched by Hoare in secret confer-
ence with Laval.
(Copyrighted, 1935, by Associated Press)
GENEVA, Dec. 18. - With the Ang-
lo-French plan to halt the African
war late tonight on the brink of
League of Nations burial, shorn of
support from the very nations which
made it, no one around the horse-
shoe table of the League council arose
today to defend it as a good plan -
not even Anthony Eden or Pierre La-
val, spokesmen for Great Britain and
France.
Ethiopia waived the scheme fare-
well with undisguised irony. It would
have given Benito Mussolini many of
the territorial and economic rights he
has been trying to take by military
might.
Eden and Pierre Laval did, how-
ever, emphasize that the best of in-
tentions actuated their nation's in
the formulation of the proposal.
Italy's seat at the council table was
vacant. Whether or not it was an
intentional Roman "sanction" it was
a fact that Il Duce had boycotted the
session.
Describes Purpose
Eden, in a statement formally ap-
proved by the British cabinet before
he left London, described the peace
suggestion as a sort of trial alone
"advanced in order to ascertain what
the views of the two parties and the
League might be."

"His Majesty's government recom-
mended them only for this purpose,"
he added, and he stressed that Great
Britain would not pursue the plan
further if it failed to meet the ap-
proval of the League.
AfterwardsBritishcircles referred
to the plan as an "attempt at concil-
iation which has failed."
Nobody-Eden, Laval or any
LeaLpe fic rial - vturer nirht toj

with the court asserting "disaster" to
its business "seems inevitable" unless
TVA is found unconstitutional.
The city of Florence, Ala., which
hopes to buy TVA power and sell it to
citizens, accused the power company
of trying to obtain "monopolistic
right" to the current.
The high tribunal was asked yes-
terday to apply its constitutional
rules to still another administration
measure - the securities act of 1933,
which regulates the stocks and bonds
business.
J. Edward Jones, New York se-
curities dealer, filed a petition asking
a review of the law. Through his
lawyers, James M. Beck and Bain-
bridge Colby, he called it an at-
tempt to "invest in the national gov-
ernment new and virtually unlimited
powers or regulation over the min-
utest details of the business and af-
fairs of men who issue, purchase and
sell securities."

New D eal Brings Nation
Record-Breaking Debts
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.- (I') -
The national debt reached $30,555,-
791,967 today, passing the $30,000,-
000,000 mark for the first time in his-
tory.
The new high was caused by mid-
December financing operations which
added $962,639,937 to the debt.
The debt was near the figure esti-
mated by President Roosevelt for the
end of the fiscal year Next June 30
- $30,723,000,000.
PROFESSOR SNOW ILL HERE
W. Curtis Snow, director of music
at Hope College, Holland, Mich., who
was admitted to the Simpson Me-
morial Institute here Monday, was
pronounced in critical condition suf-
fering from anemia and pneumonia.

Dr. Forsythe Warns Students
Against Vacation-Time Hazards
A list of health hazards which uni- ed when students become overheated'
versity students should try to avoid at a dance and then allow them-
during Christmas vacation was out- selves to become chilled.
lined yesterday by Dr. Warren G. Intemperance in drinking was se-
Forsythe, director of the University verely criticized by Dr. Forsythe.)
Health Service. He emphasized that no one should
Accidents while going to and from drink more than a moderate amount,
home, contagious diseases, lack of particularly when driving.
sufficient rest, and intemperance were l Students who intend to engage in
listed as among the hazards to the outdoor activities were also warned
health of the students. against carelessness. Caution should
An average of at least two stu- be used in all such activities, espe-
dents a year are unable to return be- cially skiing, tobogganing, and skat-
cause of injuries suffered in going ing.

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