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March 31, 1936 - Image 6

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TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 19,36

Wars Increase
Federal Taxes,
Declares Ford
Present Government Costs
Not Highest In History,
Says Econonist
Without the removal of war pos-
sibilities there will be no check on
the increasing volume of taxes for
the United States citizen. This opin-
ion was expressed yesterday after-
noon in a lecture at the Union by
Prof. Robert Ford of the economics
Wars transfer themselves to bur-
dens on taxpayers to the extent of
82 per cent of the cost of government,
Professor Ford pointed out. The
total accrued cost in 1924 to the
United States of the World War was
placed by Professor Ford at $42,000,-
While emphasizing the fact that he
was not supporting New Deal poli-
cies, the speaker revealed that the
cost of Federal government during
the recent regime has not been the
all-time high that certain critics
have considered it. According to
Professor Ford, the specialdemergen-j
cy expenditures of the Federal gov-
ernment, represented almost com-
pletely by the "extraordinary bud-
get," have reached a total of $10,-
000,000,000 for a three-year period.
The World War cost to the United
States was estimated by Professor
Ford at $23,500,000,000 for a three-
year period.
The rising cost of government,
which in 1903 demanded only $1,-
500,000,000 from taxpayers and which
in 1935 extracted over $16,000,000,-
000, was attributed by Professor Ford
to several distinct movements. These
are a rising price level, a population
and territory increase, pressure
groups, subsidizing of agriculture, and
participation in new social activities.
Action of the Executive Committee
of the Interfraternity Council of the
University of Michigan, March 30,
1. Because of certain Hell-Week
practices at the Gamma Nu chapter
of the Sigma Nu Fraternity are con-
trary to the best interests'of the Mich-
igan fraternities as a group the Ex-
ecutive Committee of the Interfra-
ternity Council at a meeting held
Monday afternoon, March 30 adopted
the following resolution:
Gamma Nu chapter of Sigma Nu
fraternity at the University of Mich-
igan shall be suspended and their
chapter house closed from Saturday,
April 11, 1936 to Monday, June 1, 1936
and shall be allowed to remain open
after June 1, 1936 only upon admis-
sion to the Executive Committee of
the Interfraternity Council of the
University of Michigan on or before
June 1, 1936 of evidence of internal
conditions satisfactory to the said
Executive Committee and to the na-
tional organization of Sigma Nu fra-
The committee also voted to take
no action against the other houses in
question but issued a warning to them
against practices contrary to the
rules concerning Hell Week.

Will Testify Soon

Institute Addressed
By Two Professori
FConilnned from Page 1)
O'Neill of the Scientific Crime Detec-
tion Laboratory in Chicago discussed
the part of such materials as tooth-
marks, latent fingerprints, hair, I
stains, and microscopic matter in de-
tection and identification. His talk
was followed by kun open forum on
the subject.
The morning session today will be
opened by Prof. E. Blythe Stason of
the Law School, who will speak on
"The Power of the Police to Make
Traffic Regulations," at 10 a.m. in
the East Amphitheatre of the West
Medical Building.
"What Makes a Criminal?" will be
the topic of an address by Prof.
Howard Y. McClusky, professor of
educational psychology in the School
of Education, following Professor
Stason's talk.
Lloyd Loomis, former assistant-
prosecutor in Detroit, will open the
afternoon session with a talk on "The
Evidence a Prosecutor Needs from
the Police." The day's sessions will
be closed with a talk on railway
problems and their solution, by C. W.
Patterson, chief of the Ann Arbor
railroad police.
Yesterday the Institute voted for
,he first time in its three year history
to admit to the sessions all newspa-
per men. They had previously al-
lowed only one representative of the
press as a whole to attend the meet-

o sa

For a Clean and
Economical Spring'

-Associated Press Photo.
Dr. F. E. Townsend, father of the
Townsend old age pensidn plan, is
shown here as he boarded an
airliner for Washington, D.C., to
testify before the house committee
investigating the movement.

Freshmen Advocate Intellectual
Scrutiny Of Religious Beliefs

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An intellectual and intelligent
study of religious beliefs was ad-
vocated by the majority of fresh-
men who took a religious question-
naire given by Dr. Edward W. Blake-
man, counselor in religious educa-
tion, the results of which were an-
nounced yesterday.
The questionnaire, one that is used
in many eastern schools, is devised
to find out just what college students,
particularly freshmen, think about
religion. Dr. Blakeman has given this
set of questions to freshmen students
for the last three years. He chooses
approximately 150 men from the va-
rious religious sests on the campus,
getting, he believes a fairly accurate
cross-section of the student body.
The returns on a similar question-
naire for freshmen women have not
been compiled as yet, Dr. Blakeman
Almost 90 per cent of the men stat-
ed that religion should be studied
with the same intellectual thorough-
ness as any other subject. Seventy-
one thought thatdone shouldthold
some religious ideas subject to
change, while 62 thought that all
ideas should be subject to change.
Forty-two students thought God
to be the orderly and scientific pro-
cesses in the universe, 42 were of the
opinion that God was "all in the uni-
verse upon which life depends.",
Thirty-eight thought of the supreme1
being as just a loving personality,
while seven indicated the choice,
The most popular conception of
religion was that it furnished an

"anchor for life." Seventy-eight fa-
vored this choice, while 54 thought of
religion as the actual sailing upon
the sea of life. Some believed in
religion as viewed by liberal thinkers,
others were interested but had doubts
about certain beliefs.
About half of the men thought the
most important function of religion
to be the stimulation of people to a
better social order, others thought
that its purpose was to make people
content with their present situation.
In answering the questions regard-
ing church attendance, 55 stated that
they had gone to church regularly
for the last two years. The remain-
ing students tapered downward to
those who have not attended church
at all in the last two years.
A sidelight was revealed in the
questionnaire in the fact that, al-
though most of the students said
that their mothers attended church
either "regularly" or frequently,"
most fathers were revaled as the
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