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Plans For Soft
Water System
Are Set Forth
Proposal Presented City
Council; Calls For Water
Rate Increase
A proposal to relieve Ann Arbor
of its long lamented hard water sys-
tem will be presented to the Common
Council in its second monthly meet-
ing Monday night by the water com-
mittee of the Council, it was an-
nounced yesterday.
The plan calls for a 50 per cent
increase in the water rates for a 12-
month period, effective February 1
with the object of raising the balance
of funds needed to finance a water
softening plant to be erected just
west of the new reservoir on Sunset
Road. It was drafted by the water
committee with the aid of the city
water commission.
The proposed increase in rates
which would yield about $90,000, it
was estimated, in addition to about
$130,000 anticipated from the cur-
rent rates, would add sufficiently to
the $190,000 the water department
now has in available funds to build
the plant. The cost of building such
an addition to the present system
would cost the city approximately
$400,000, it was said.
The method of financing the proj-
ect was decided upon by the commit-
tee and commission after it was
deemed unfeasible to supply funds by
floating a bond issue or negotiating
a loan. The added expense of calling
an election, which was considered en-
tirely superfluous in view of the fa-
vorable public opinion, would be a
necessary procedure in order to issue
general obligation bonds, it was point-
ed out. Revenue bonds, authorized
by an amendment to Act 94 of the
1935 legislature, have not as yet been
ruled on by the State Supreme Court,
and officials hesitated to recommend
such a proposal.
Theonly other method left would
be through a loan negotiated by the
Council or borrowing money against
delinquent taxes. It was thought that
this method would not be possible
under the present city set-up.

Karpis' Father Silent

Bureau Of Government Library
FIoremos In Field Of Taxation

Awards Posted
For Graduate
School Work
Scholarships in graduate work for
the coming year at New York Uni-
versity and at the Fletcher School of
Law and Diplomacy are announced
in notices posted yesterday in Haven
University fellowships ranging
from $500 to $1,000 for graduate work
in biological sciences, chemistry, clas-
sical languages and archaeology, ec-
onomics, English, fine arts, German,
government, history, mathematics,
philosophy, physics, psychology, Ro-
mance languages, and sociology are
offered at New York University.
This institution also offers the
Penfield Scholarships in diplomacy,
foreign affairs, and belles-lettres,
with a maximum stipend of $1,000
each, and the Blumenthal Fellow-
ships, meant particularly but not ex-
clusively for work in the mathemati-
cal sciences.
At the Fletcher school amounts
ranging from tuition to $1,000 are
offered for scholarships in interna-
tional relations work.
Further information about these
scholarships can be obtained from
John Musser, executive secretary of
the New York Graduate School,
Washington Square, New York, and
the dean of the Fletcher school at
Bedford, Mass.

-As:ociatea Press Phot-.
Refusing to be interviewed John
Parpavicz, father of Alvin Karpis,
America's public enemy No. 1, is
shown at the trial of alleged Brem-
er kidnapers in St. Paul, where he
has been an interested spectator.
Hoover Stole Idea
To End Depression
According To Man
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16. - (') -
A former Government clerk has filed
suit against the United States for
$10,032,000 - charging that former
President Hoover appropriated his
ideas for ending the depression.
In a petition filed with the Court
of Claims, J. K. M. Barry of Wash-
ington said that in 1932, he was "un-
deservedly dismissed" from a $3,400
a year job in the Treasury's income
tax bureau.
For that, he asked back salary for
six years, amounting to $20,400. He
also asked $10,000 for losses of equi-
ties in houses whose mortgages were
foreclosed when he was unable to
keep up payments after losing his
job. Another $1,600 was asked for
similar foreclosure of real estate.
But in addition, he contended that
"certain ideas and information" in-
tended to lift the country from the
depression into which it then was
plunging were appropriated by Hoov-
er and Ogden Mills, Hoover's Secre-
tary of the Treasury, without credit
to him. That, he said, entitles him
to $10,000,000 from Uncle Sam's cash-
The court collected a $10 fee from
Barry for filing the suit.
Opponent Sees
Enactment Of
Soldier Bonus
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.-(/P)-
Enactment of the Harrison bill to pay
the soldier's bonus was conceded to-
day by a prominent opponent of the
measure despite testimony by Henry
Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the
Treasury, about the financial task
the Treasury faces.
A southern senator not wishing to
be quoted by name said he himself
would vote against the measure un-
less it provided for payment out of
existing appropriations.
But he said the Morgenthau testi-
mony before the Senate Finance
Committee would have little or no
effect on final passage, even over a
veto. Morgenthau said in effect that
enactment of the bill now would in-
crease to $11,300,000,000 the new
Treasury financing necessary for the
next 17% months.

Dooeit-i1tal IDiVisionl Held
One of Most Extensive
In Universities
Unknown to the majority of stu-
dents on the campus there lies in an
obscure niche of Haven Hall a library
which in relation to its character is
believed tobe the largest and most
extensive in any American university
with the possible exception of those
at Harvard and the University of Cal-
That noteworthy institution is the
Library of the Bureau of Government
of the University of Michigan. The
director of the bureau is Harold D.
Smith who is also director of the
Michigan Municipal League.
The chief emphasis of the bureau
is in the field of research in taxation
and public finance, and in this realm
it is one of the best collections in the
country, explained Smith. However,
the library does not cater to all stu-
dents on the campus but is chiefly
concerned in aiding, for research pur-
poses, members of the bureau and
the faculty and graduate students by
whom it is used rather extensively. It
is, therefore, a research library rather
than a reference library, it was em-
The bureau serves another purpose
and one that is highly important to
the University, Smith said. The li-
braryis used extensively by the Mich-
igan Municipal League and is the
chief source of material for the
league. Therefore, this relationship
serves as an important and valuable
connecting link between the Uni-
versity and Michigan's localities and
During the last few years, accord-
ing to reports, the collection of the
library has more than doubled in
size. It now owns more than 14,884
catalogued items and 40,000 items in
its vertical file, uncatalogued but ar-
ranged by subjects. In 1934 alone
6,800 books and pamphlets were
acquired. The bureau tends not' to
duplicate material housed in the Uni-
versity library, Smith explained, ex-
cept when economy makes this nec-
The Bureau of Government was
Cash Available For
Increase In Wages1
EAST LANSING, Jan. 16.-(/P) -
Members of the state board of agri-
culture, meeting here today, said
money is available for salary increases
to Michigan State college extension
workers, but that unless the five per
cent cut in the college budget is
iestored, the teaching staff will con-
tinue on its present low pay scale.
Members revealed that Dr. Robert
S. Shaw already had broached the
subject of restoring the cut to Gov.
Fitzgerald but found little encourage-
ment. They added that Shaw did
not make a formal request for the
Recently 15 valued members of the
extension and teaching staffs resigned
because they could get higher salaries
elsewhere; board members explained
that Federal funds are available to
permit salary boosts for extension
workers, but that they have no money
for professors.
Smith Will Be Present
At Committee Meeting
Harold D. Smith, director of the
Michigan Municipal League and a
research consultant for the National
Resources Board on Jan. 24, will at-
tend a meeting in Cincinnati, O. of
the Committee on Urbanism of the
National Resources Board of which
he is .a member.
Mr. Smith is also the director of
the Library of the Bureau of Govern-
ment of the University.1

organized in 1914 as a division of the
department of political science with
Prof. Robert T. Crane as director.
From 1922 to 1934 the library was
under the direction of Prof. Thomas
H. Reed of the political science de-
partment. However, in 1934 it was
organized as an independent divi-
sion, directed by Mr. Smith. An ad-
visory council was also appointed to
aid the library, which is composed of
representatives of the school of edu-
cation, the law school, the political
science department, the sociology de-
partment, and the department of ec-
The library, Smith emphasized,
does not endeavor to expand for the
sake of extensiveness but rather tries
to meet only the needs of its users
especially in relation to problems and
informationaconcerning municipali-
ties and localities in which it is es-
pecially productive.
Liquor Board
Hires Special
Commission Uses Them To
Get Evidence Of Alcohol
Control Law Violations
LANSING, Jan. 16.-(P)--John
S. McDonald, chairman of the state
liquor control division, disclosed to-
day the employment of a group of
investigators to supplement law en-
forcement activities of the state po-
lice "in special cases."
McDonald said the commission
hired 10 investigators in the past
month and used them to collect evi-
dence of violations of the state liquor
control act and of commission regu-
The commission had 67 "inspec-
tors" in an enforcement unit when
Gov. Fitzgerald demanded that they
be disbanded and their duties taken
over by the state police. A survey of
liquor control commission payrolls
today showed that four "specially
designated distributor inspectors" are
employed in Detroit, five outstate,
and four other inspectors in the com-
mission brewery and alcohol division.
Asked if the investigators were not
doing the same work covered by the
original inspection force. McDonald
said, "Yes, but far more of it." He
explained that the investigators will
handle individual cases in the state
and will be allocated territories in
which to work.
The chairman disclosed he had
called investigators into a conference
Tuesday and outlined to them their
duties in the future. He said their
employment would preclude the nec-
essity of sending officials from com-
as ssion offices to distant points of
the state for investigations.
Shirley Smith To
Speak At Dinner
Shirley Smith, secretary of the
University lefthfor NewYork last
night where he will attend the an-
nual alumni dinner tonight of the
Michigan Alumni Club of New York
City. Mr. Smith is taking the place
of President Ruthven who was un-
able to go because of his leg injury
suffered in a fall Jan. 1.
Gov. Frank J. Fitzgerald and Re-
gent David H. Crowley attorney-gen-
eral of Michigan will also be at the
banquet which is being held in the
Pennsylvania Hotel. Mr. Smith will
remain in New York City though Sat-
urday to attend a luncheon at The
Bankers Club which traditionally fol-
lows the banquet being held tonight.
He will then remain in the East for
a few days visiting relatives in Bos-
ton before returning to Ann Arbor.

Neutrality Bill
MI/ay Not Apply
To ftalian War y
Measures May Be Drafted
So As Not To Interfere
Il Ethiopian Conflict
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16. -- (R') - A
definite sentiment for making the
administration neutrality bill inap-
plicable to Italy and Ethiopia cropped
up today in the House Foreign Af-
fairs Committee as it assembled to
question Cordell Hull, Secretary of
State. on the legislation.
Several committeemen said they1
were convinced any act to replace
that expiring Feb. 29 ought not to
cover the East African belligerents
because in that event it would be un-
Three went so far as to predict the
committee would amend the bill to
exempt the two countries, so long as
no others became involved in the con-
The legislation now would apply
equally to all nations now at war or
which in the future might go to war.
It would place mandatory embargoes
on shipments of arms and munitions
tn crh n ntinnir n l -ivP the Presfi

WEv"T, t; iANCl ,.Ian16. _-(/!t,)
Cicl I .) ue Fre(iI W. George, of
Port HLuron, ruled in a decision of
far-reaching effect, filed here today,
that the state cannot reserve oil and
mineral rights on lands sold for taxes.
His decision was in a suit brought
by Nick Krench, of Detroit, purchaser
of land sold by the state for delin-
quent taxes, on which an oil well with
flush production of 10,000 barrels a
day was brought in last fall. Krench
claimed that oil with a market value
of $150,000 had been taken from the
well and, in his suit, challenged the
state's authority to reserve the oil
rights. He also demanded an ac-
counting and a judgment for the
value of the oil removed.
Attorneys said that thousands of
acres of land in the Michigan oil
area would be affected by the deci-
sion, which will be appealed to the
state supreme court.
Award Post On
National Group
To Waldo Abbot

State Loses
lhi Weighil

Lo such nI~ari ons give ie iteUiest optl n r a
-n the ight to cembr son Prof. Waldo M. Abbot of the speech the University nospt, and Dr. Max
dent the right to place embargoes on department, director of the Univers- Peet, staff physician, have been ap-
materials that could be converted to ity broadcasting service, has been pointed to a special advisory com-
appointed a member of the Federal mittee which includes Mayor Robert
Acknowledgingthatthe committee Radio Education Committee, it was A. Campbell and Dr. Hugh M. Beebe
was impressed by suggestions that annoumnced yesterday. as its other members.,
present belligerents be exempted, so Otersappintdotecmmite
as to avoid charges of discrimina- Others appointed to the committee
tion, Chairman Sam D. McReynolds include Dr. Robert A. Millikan, presi- Dana TO Discuss
(Dem., Tenn.), said some members dent of the California School of
were certain to lay the problem be- Technology, and Dr. A. G. Crane, Forest Ownership
fore the Secretary of State. presinniversityof yo-
While he was unwilling to commit ming.
himself, McReynolds said he saw The committee comprises repre- The advantages of government and
hmserl mernds aihe n sanion sentatives of broadcasting, educa- privately owned forests will be dis-
considerable hangingof the rulcontention tional, religious and other groups in- cussed by DeanSamuel T. Dana of
trality t while a war is progress terested in fostering cooperative pro- the forestry school at an open forum
might be interpreted as ian progres grams between educators and broad- of the Forestry Club to be held at
t act." ecasters. Its formation has just been 7:30 p.m. today in Room 231 Angell
tral at.
Rep. George H. Tinkham (Rep., formally announced by the Federal Hall.
Mass.), said he had drafted an Communications Commission. Prof. Donald M. Matthews of the
amendment to forbid application of John W. Studebaker, U. S. Com- forestry school will speak in defense
the legislation to Italy and Ethiopia missioner of Education, has been of privately owned forest preserves
and would submit it as soon as the named chairman of the Federal and milling facilities. Eugene Kuhne,
committee, after finishing with Hull, Radio Committee, a meeting of which Grad., will address the group advo-
started putting the bill in final form will be called during the latter part eating governmental ownership and
behind closed doors, of January. control of all phases of forestry.
"Of course, I am for the change," ___________________________________
he said. "I suggested it in the first
Tapping DirectorCl
Of Alumni MeetingOra nio
The 1936 Regional Conference of
district five of the American Alumni
Council is being held today and to- oncerts
morrow in Evanston, Ill., and is being
attended by five members of the Uni-
versity of Michigan Alumni Associa- H I LL AUD ITORI UM -
Director for regional conferences is
T. Hawley Tapping, general secre- THE KOL ISC H STRING QUARTET.
tary of the Alumni Association. Mr.
Tapping will also speak on "Explor- RUDOLPH KOLISCH, First Violinist
ing Tert Districts" and lead a discus- FELIX KHUNER, Second Violinist
sion on alumni clubs. Emory J. Hyde EUGENE LEHNER, Viola
president of the Alumni Association, BENAR HEIFETZ, Violoncellist
is also in Evanston.
Monday, January 20
GOODWATER, Ala., Jan. 16. - (P) Guest Conductor, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra
- Officers know now why three pris-
oners in the jail here were so sleepy Friday, January 24
in the daytime.JO N C A LST M SB rtn
The trio, Jesse Howard, Charles JOHN CHARLES THOMAS, Baritone
Smith and Cleo Wood, had been us-
ing a wooden key to escape nightly Monday, February 17
for several hours of high jinks, re-
turning just before dawn. Discovery MYRA HESS, Pianist
of the key put an end to the noctur-
nal jaunts. Mon day, March 16
TICKETS for Individual Concerts On Sale at
PRI N TI N GThe University School of Music, Maynard St.
LOWEST PRICES$10 - $1.50- $2.00
Downtown, North of Postoffice


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Rea To Select
Orchestra Of
1 tdy Ball.
Pardon To Direct New
Committee; Gross, Stace,
Devine, Chairmen
Herbert C. Watkins, assistant sec-
retary of the University and chair-
man for the President's Birthday
Ball, yesterday announced the chair-
men of committees which will arrange
for the celebration scheduled for Jan-
uary 30 at the Intramural sports
Walter B. Rea, assistant to the dean
of students, was selected to head
the committee which will choose the
orchestra which will play at the af-
fair whose proceeds will be devoted
to the relief and prevention of in-
fantile paralysis. The arrangements
committee will be directed by Edwin
C. Pardon, director of buildings and
grounds department.
Other committee chairmen are Her-
man F. Gross, finance; Franc Devine,
tickets; Arthur W. Stace, publicity,
and Mrs. Earl H. Cress, patrons and
Dr. Harley A. Haynes, director of


Priest To Address
Unitarian Church
Dr. Augustus P. Reccord, of the
Church of Our Father in Detroit, will
speak on "A Battle Yet to be Won"
at the regular twilight service to be
held Sunday afternoon in the Unitar-
ian Church. At 7:30 p.m. Sunday
he will lead a round table discussion
of "Re-thinking Religion."
During the 17 years that Dr. Rec-
cord has been in Detroit, he has been
active in civic affairs and appeared
before a legislative committee in Lan-
sing during a better housing cam-
paign. Hehas spoken before many
civic groups, and has often given
his views on Russia, which he visited
with the Sherwood Eddy seminar.
Dr. Reccord wrote the section on
"Liberal Religion" in the Michigan
Ency.clopedia. Under his leadership
within the last two years. the Uni-
tarian and Universalist churches of
Detroit have united. into a single
STILLWATER, Okla., Jan. 16. -
)-Students willing to "drive for
dear old Oklahoma A. & M. College"
will save a $100,000 public works pro-

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