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Editorials

The Problem Of
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A Stout, Jolly Gentlemen.. M

VOL. XLVI No. 135 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1936

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Jones

To

Accept

Harvard Position
Starting Next Fall

English Professor's Plans
Are To Receive Official
ConfirmationApril 13
Will Teach English,
American Literature
Faculty Member Since '25'
His Decision To ChangeI
Ends Weeks Of Rumors
By FRED WARNER NEAL
(Copyright, 1936, by The Michigan Daily)
Prof. Howard Mumford Jones of
the English department will take a
position at Harvard University in the
fall, it was definitely established yes-
terday.
Although his appointment to the
Harvard English faculty may not be
officially confirmed until April 13,
when they Board of Overseers of the
Harvard Corporation meets in Cam-
C a-rn A ~ + r m i ef hnf h c

To Leave University

Mortarboard
Taps Twelve
New Members
League Committee Heads
For Next Year Selected
By New President
Thirteen Honored
By Senior Society
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority Is
Awarded Activity Cup
For Most Merit Points
Mortarboard and Senior Society,
senior honorary organizations, cul-I
minated the annual Installation Ban-
quet, held last night in the League
Ballroom, with their annual tapping
ceremonies.
Mortarboard, national sorority,
tapped twelve junior women. They
are Elsie Pierce, Lois King, Marjorie
Turner, Mary Ellen Heitsch, Char-
lotte Rueger, Maryanna Chockley,
Harriet Heath, Charlotte Hamilton,J
Edith Zerbe, Grace Snyder, Margaret
Guest and Gretchen Lehmann.
Thirteen third-year women were
selected by Senior Society, campus
independent group. The list is as

bridge, no doub t remainsnan ethat easfollows:r ranes uarney, Ruhban- j
been appointed and that he will ac- PROF. H. MUMFORD JONES dusky, Mary Andrew, Mary Bennett,
cept the position. Ruth Clark, Margaret Goodrich, Jean
Professor Jones will become profes- M-1- Gourlay, Ruth Lavender, Jane Mac-
sor of English literateure. He will nree vom en Donald, Elizabeth Roura, Barbara
teach 18th and 19th century Amer- Schacht, Lois Spreen and Miss'
ican and English literature and hold Each Awarded Heitsch.
seminar courses in comparative lit- Eac.-war edAnnounce Committee Chairmen
erature, showing the connection be- 1 tFAt the same time Miss Rueger, new
tween these fields and European lit- 100 At Dinner president of the League, announced
erature. committee chairmanships for next
Came Here in 1925 year. Jean Hatfield, '37, is to head
Professor Jones, who came here Mary Heitsch, Elsie Pierce the orientation committee; Miss;
in 1925, has taught Victorian liter- Heath the social committee; Rita
ature and American literature cover- And Marjorie Turner Are Wellman, '37, the merit system com- i
ing 1830 to 1870 and American lit- Honored mittee; Marjorie Mackintosh, '37,
erature of the period since 1870. He publicity committee; Harriet Hatha-,
is on leave this semester and will The first three awards ever to be j way, '37, house reception commit-
teach during the summer at the Uni- tee; and Miss Guest, theatre arts.
versity of Colorado, going to Harvard presented under the Ethel MCor-
in the fall. mick Scholarship were given last dAlha Delta Pi sorority washawar
nigh attheinstllaion Banuet edthe activity cup for the highesti
Mystery has surrounded the Jones' night at the Installation Banquet, number of merit points. Members of1
Harvard appointment since the first held in the League Ballroom. to Mar- the house averaged 6.06 points. Alpha
vague rumors of it were published in jorie Turner, '37, Mary Ellen Heitsch, Omicron Pi, Delta Delta Delta and
The Daily on March 5. At that time, 37, and Elsie Pierce, '37. Pi Beta Phi ranked in the above
Professor Jones was in Bermuda, The scholarship is one of the re- order. Ruth Sonnanstine, '36, chair-
having interviewed President James cently-created Michigan League Un- man of this year's merit system com-
Conant of Harvard in New York City dergraduate Council Awards and con-
before sailing. He was unable to sists of three $100 awards given to mittee, made the presentation.s
The motif of the banquet was in
be reached until he arrived back in undergraduate women who have par- the form of a theoretical course, that
Ann Arbor March 9, when he said ticipated in merit system activitiestomofia tere isory, tha.
4;e "declined to comment for a few and have a high scholastic record. of Michigay League History, 1936.,
days." Meanwhile, the Harvard Crim- Miss Turner was a member of the Jean Seeley, '36, retiring president,
son, campus newspaper at Cambridge, Dramatic Club, the Frsh Frolic com- acted as toastmaster, introducing the
published a story declaring that "ar- mittee, and worked on the Freshman various speakers and the guests of
rangements are being made to try Project during her first year on cam- honor.
to bring Jones to Harvard." pus. She was also a member of The Activities Promote Welfare
CameHereAs ssocateProfsso Daily business staff. Last -semester Dean Alice C. Llyd, in her talk,
Came Here As Associate Professor she assisted with the orientation pro- explained the purpose of the League
Between that time and this, the gram and acted as chairman of the activities as promoting the welfare of
telegraph wires between Cambridge ticket committee for the Pan-Hellenic the students and moulding campus
and Ann Arbor have been kept busy Banquet. She is affiliated with Pi standards. "The new officers," she
with the result that yesterday, The Beta Phi sorority. said, "have a very tangible part in
Daily received definite knowledge that Miss Heitsch, newly-elected vice- forming campus morale. It is their
Professor Jones' appointment will get president of Assembly is a transfer duty to see all sides of a question and
formal confirmation, from Lake Forest School, Lake Forest, to judge wisely." She stated that
He is the author of many literary Ill. She was this year's general chair- the purpose and import of League
works, including "A Little Book of man of the Assembly Ball, in which activities are harder to divine than
Local Verse," "Gargoyles" (poems), capacity she led the grand march. those of the Women's Athletic As-
"The King in Hamlet," "The Shadow" Last year she served on the publicity sociation because they are more di-
(a play), "The Bibliography of Works committee for the affair. Also she has verse. She stressed the importance
and Manuscripts of Byron," "The Case worked on the ticket committee for of the new Ethel A. McCormick
of Professor Banoring" (a play) and both the Sophomore Cabaret and the Scholarships as a fine project, de-
"The Life of Moses Coit Tyler." He Junior Girls Play. Her activities at serving of public approval.
is the editor of "The Poems of Edgar the League include the chairmanship Vice-president Shirley W. Smith,
Allan Poe," and a frequent contributor of the League Musical under the The- the other guest speaker on the pro-
to such periodicals as the Saturday atre Arts group as well as orientation gram, planned his talk literally on
Review of Literature. leader. Miss Heitsch is chairman of the history course theme of the af-
No stepshave been taken to secure activities at Mosher Hall and treas- 'thi m en on Pe
a successor to Professor Jones, and urer of the Mosher House Council.
administrative officials were silent Miss Pierce; during her freshman 'Co aE eritus
as to what action might be taken. year, was a member of both the Fresh- Oac h
-- man Glee Club and the Penny Car-
nival Committee. She has served on P resent F r
3 P r of e s.s o r s the League publicity committee, was
publicity chairman of the Sophomore
Cabaret, and is affiliated with Alpha I A new post was created for Profes-
Gain Offices In Lambda Delta, first year scholastic sor-emeritus Thomas C. Trueblood,
society. Miss Pierce has been a mem-
City Elections ber of The Daily staff for three years, snowy-haired coach of the golf team,
and is the first woman ever to hold at a dinner honoring his 80th birth-
a position of night editor on the edi- day last night - the post of coach-
An unofficial ballot of 3,176 votes torial staff. Also she has acted as emeritus.
was cast in yesterday's off-year city publicity chairman of the Womens Professor Trueblood - famed orig-
election which saw three University Athletic Association and president of inator of speech courses, noted golf
professors, a student and Wilfred B. Wyvern, junior women's honorary so- coach and inventor of the "locomo-
Shaw, director of Alumni Relations, ciety. She is a member of Delta tive" yell - was retiring after 35
elected to Ann Arbor offices. Gamma sorority. years as a teacher of golf and more
Prof. Robert C. Angell of the soci- ______---than 50 years as a teacher of speech.
ology department was elected to the The title of coach-emeritus was con-
post of supervisor for the Sixth Ward Police Chief Says IHe Saw ferred on him by Fielding H. Yost at
over Leland T. Strickland by a vote BrWe del With Bab a dinner in the Union, given in honor
of 122 to 68. Prof. Ralph W. Ham- B'ruo, en y of Professor Trueblood by members
mett, of the College of Architecture, PLYMOUTH, Mass., April 6. -(') of the speech department.
won the race for alderman from Elmer __ John F. Hollis, former North Ab- Having had among his pupils two
E. Mayer by a vote of 167 to 93 in ington police chief, declared tonight leading Presidential candidates-Sen-
the Fifth Ward. Prof. Leigh J. Young, that he had notified the Mercer ators William E. Borah and Arthur H.
of the forestry school, was unopposed County, N. J., grand jury, that he saw Vandenberg, and among his friends
for the job of alderman from the Sev- Paul A. Wendel, disbarred lawyer, and William Jennings Bryan, Arthur J.
enth Ward, and was returned to office Bruno Richard Hauptmann with the Beveridge and Chauncey Depew, Pro-
, ,,; 7 41 ,-+oc f. him *,tfh----,- ---o T h T. ,fessor Trueblood is even more to

Tornado Blast Hell 'Week Is

Sweeps South;
300 Are Dead
Spring Windstorms' Lash
Gainesville And Tupelo;
Death Toll Mounts
Business Districts
Burn To Wreckage
Mississippi And Tennessee
Are Hit; Arkansas And
Georgia Also In Path
GAINESVILLE, Ga., April 6. - W)P)
- A furious spring windstorm which
passed in three minutes killed nearly
150 persons here today in a blast
that turned the business section into
blazing wreckage increasing to more
than 300 the dead in tornadoes lash-
ing the South.
The death toll mounted steadily
'throughout the day and on into the
night as rescue workers braved storm-
caused fires to search the wreckage.
At 10:15 p.m. (C.S.T.), 145 bodies
had been removed from the debris
of wrecked buildings, the latest being
six unidentified bodies, burned be-
yond recognition, taken from a build-
ing near the twisted Cooper Pants
factory.
Tragedy In Tupelo
In anothei storm-stricken commu-
nity, Tupelo, Miss., like Gainesville,
a town of approximately 8,000, the list
of dead also mounted steadily as
workers pursued their grim hunt of
the litter of its westside residential
section.
Late tonight, 134 bodies had been
removed from the wreckage at Tu-
pelo where the blast struck Sunday
night.
Both here and in Tupelo, author-
ities expressed the fear that the lists
would continue to grow as the wreck-
age was cleared away. Fires that fol-
lowedthe tornado hampered the res-
cue work in Tupelo.
Gainesville's dead included the bod-
ies of many burned beyond recogni-
tion in the outbreak of flames which
followed the abrupt windstorm.
Stone J. Crane, head of the Red
Cross relief work here, said 630 build-
ings were demolished and 33 others
practically blown away. The check
still was incomplete.
Loss Of Life
The heaviest loss of life apparently
occurred at the Cooper Pants Man-
ufacturing Co., two story brick struc-
ture, where 125 were employed. The
twister blew up the building like an
explosion and fire swept the wreck-
age.
Some of the workers escaped, but
Bob Baldwin, Sr., vice-president of an
Atlanta American Legion post, said
he himself helped remove 45 bodies
from the plant. Many others were re-
ported trapped in the structure.
Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas and
South Carolina also felt tornadic
winds but their full fury centered here
and at Tupelo.
There were no official estimates of
the property damage in the storms but
rescue workers said it might reach
above$8,000,000. From 1,500 to 2,000
were reported injured in the stricken
areas.
GAINESVILLE, Ga., April 6. - ('
- Police and special patrolmen re-
ported tonight that 16 persons had
,been arrested for looting in Gaines-
ville's devastatedrbusiness section.
'80th Birthday
Prof. Trueblood

Banished

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Daily Survey Shows Only Flashiest Dressers

16 Disfavor Action Of "
Executive Committee
Several Say Modify,
Not Abolish System
Five Fraternities Resent
Move Of Committee; 20
Sufficient To Ratify
By JOSEPH S. MATTES
The majority of general fraterni-
ties which committed themselves
definitely in a survey conducted by
The Daily last night indicated that
they would uphold the Executive
Committee in abolishing Hell Week if
its action becomes an issue in an In-
terfraternity Council meeting.
The results of the survey, which
was undertaken before the commit-
tee's action was known to fraterni-
ties, show that of the 39 houses in-
cluded, 20 will support the Executive
Committee's action and 16 will op-
pose it, while three house presidents
refused to express the attitudes of
their fraternities. Three houses
could not be contacted.
Several Are Lukewarm
In sanctioning abolition several
houses were lukewarm. They. said
their sympathies were towards modi-
fication, but would "most likely up-
hold the action of the Executive Com-
mittee." One house, in favor of
modification definitely, said they
would support the Executive Commit-
tee anyway.
The remaining houses favoring
abolition stated definitely they would
support the Committe.
The great number of houses favor-
ing modification enough to veto the
committee's action did not indicate
that their disapproval was strong.
Some, however, maintained that Hell
Week was a vital phase of fraternity
life. One house, favoring abolition,
believed a four-day period of house
cleaning, devoid of paddling, razzing
and other common Hell Week ac-
tivities, should be substituted for the
now-abolished practice.
5 Advocate Status Quo
Advocates of the status quo, num-
bering five houses, in some cases dis-
played resentment at the committee's
action.
i p1aciUan of01 UIII'Zt3hrnlUJ 2 ref clsosd

On Campus Urged
To Do 'Darnedest'
Men who feel that they haverthe
punch to get anywhere in the Gar-
goyle's "Flashiest Dressed Man on
Campus Contest" are advised "to ex-
ert themselves to the limit in the
next three days," for the Gargoyle is
creating a voting booth in Angell Hall
lobby with free ballots to those who
wish to express their choice.
The booth, which opens today at
9 a.m. and will be open every day
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Friday at
noon when the contest closes. Cliques
have already formed, according to C.
Grant Barnes, '37, of the Gargoyle
business staff, and these rival groups
are doing their utmost to advancer
their favorites.
Among the leading contenders,
Barnes said, are two faculty mem-
bers, Prof. Donal Hamilton Haynes
of the journalism department and
Charles E. Koella of the French de-
partment. Undergraduate leaders
mentioned by Barnes are Jack Arun-
del, '38, Walter Woodward, '36, and
Charles F. Kennedy, '36. He did give
the assuring information, however,
that it is still anybody's race and en-
tirely possible that some dark clothes
horses will flash through on the last
furlong.
Students Lose
Jobs As Chubb
House Closes
48 Without Work When
Restaurant Shuts Doors;
NYA Offers To Help
Forty-eight students were put out
of work and more than 100 students
were forced to change their eating
place yesterday when the Chubb
House closed its doors. The owners
said that they had closed permanent-
ly although efforts will be made to
reopen under new management. Thej
reasons for the closing were not dis-

Decision Of Interfraternity
Council Brings To Close
Ancient Tradition
Action Final After
Period Of 48 Hours
Three-Fifths Majority Vote
Required To Veto Actin
Of Executive Committee
By THOMAS E. GROEHN
Hell Week, a custom almost as old
as the fraternity system itself, was
abolished from this campus yesterday
by a unanimous decision of the Ex-
ecutive Committee of the Interfra-
ternity Council.
The announcement culminated
more than a three week investiga-
tion by the Committee into the Hell
Week activities of fraternities, dur-
ing which time two houses were tem-
porarily closed and seven others were
warned.
The Committee further stated in
their final report that "during the
period of pledgeship, fraternities shall
attempt to inculcate in their pledges
the development, of friendship, the
importance of scholarship and a sense
of respect and duty to the fraternity
and University."
Ritual To Terminate Pledgeship
By action of the Committee Hell
Week in any form was abolished and
pledgeship shall terminate with the
ritual of the national society.
The action taken will be considered
final if no objection to it is made
within 48 hours. If, however, five
members of the Council register a pro-
test to either President George R. Wil-
liams or Secretary Paul W. Philips,
within the stipulated time, the matter
must be brought up before the gen-
eral Council for ratification.
A three-fourths majority vote of
the Council would be required to veto
the Executive Committee's action and
from results of a Daily survey made
last night, the necessary three-fifths
would not be obtained.
To Offer Suggestions
It was also announced that with-
in a short time the Committee will
offer suggestions to the fraternities to
accomplish their desired ends in re-
gards to the period of pledgeship.
Although the Hell Week question
has been a pertinent one in Interfra-
ternity Council meetings for the past
three years, abolition was never seri-
ously considered by its members. The
sentiment was always toward "modifi-
cation" of the practices with no real
definition advanced as to what mod-
ification was. However, many of the
houses had eliminated their more
questionable practices.
The chief criticism against the pro-
bationary period came principally,
from year to year, from faculty mem-
bers who objected to both actives and
neophytes attending classes unpre-
pared and half asleep as the result
of Hell Week activities.
Workers' Union
Is Formed ere
By 150 Students
Sentiment for a labor union among
student workers crystallized Sunday
morning when more than 150 Univer-
sity students met to form the Student
Workers' Federation. As far as can
be determined this. is the first labor
union of students to be formed in the
United States.
According to Eugene R. Kuhne,
Grad., secretary of the Federation,

it is drawing members from restau-
rants, laboratories, NYA projects and
other places of employment. At the
meeting Sunday more than 50 stu-
dents paid their membership and se-
mester fees of 25 cents each and at
least 70 others evidenced intentions to
join. A life membership card and
a semester working card will be issued
to each member.
The Federation is open to any stu-
dent, high. school or University, who
is working or intends to do so.
The constitution and by-laws com-

From Michigan Campus;
20 Fraternities Approve

I

Presidents or Lree nouses reue lsd
to commit themselves inasmuch as
they thought there would be consid- Those students who have pur-
erable internal disagreement on the chased meal tickets at Chubb's will
official attitude of their houses. Two have their tickets honored, it was
of these presidents estimated that a( explained.
majority of their houses would favor The 48 students now out of work
abolition, however. because of the closing seriously adds
Since invalidation of the commit- to the acute employment situation
tee's action would require three- in Ann Arbor. However, it was stat-
fifths of the council membership, 20 ed yesterday that all those students
houses in favor of abolition would be who have lost their jobs should im-
sufficient to uphold abolition of Hell mediately report to the NYA employ-
Week. ment bureau and file application
_____ _______ blanks. It was explained that the
Iu "W University will do everything possible
Banche Yurka to offer employment to these stu-
dents.
W ill lere However, Prof. Lewis M. Gram,
WPlay chairman of the University Commit-
s tee on NYA, explained that the num-
In 'Distaff54de', ber which can be employed depends
upon the number of vacancies. Under
the regular allotment all the jobs
The nearly completed list of New are taken up this month and new
York actors who will appear in the ones cannot be created, but he point-
1936 Dramatic Season to be presented ed out that the turnover is rather
for five weeks from May 18-through large so that many will be able to
June 20 in the Lydia Mendelssohn obtain positions in the near future.
Theatre, was announced yesterday by He stated that possibly more will be
Robert Henderson, director. put on next month under the in-
The latest addition to the roster creased allotment which is made up
is Blanche Yurka, who has just scored of the surplus left over from the be-
an outstanding success as Madame ginning of the year.
De Farge in "A Tale of Two Cities." He also explained that it would be
Miss Yurka, who is at present on her possible for those already on the
way to Hollywood to make another pYA frose aready oyedh
picture, will appear in John Van NYA payroll and formerly employed
Druten's "The Distaff Side." ThisI at Chubb's to petition for an increase
play, which will be presented from in hours if they are below the 15-
h_ _rk h n ork , nw. But he stressed that

and given the task of organizing a
speech department- the first of its
kind in the world. In 1918 he estab-
lished the first speech courses in
New Zealand and Australia, and in
1930, he established speech courses
in South Africa.
Having taken up golf in 1896, Pro-
fessor Trueblood started to teach it
in 1901-before most people knew
what it was. In 1922, when the sport
was established among the colleges,
Professor Trueblood became head
coach of the golf team, a post he kept
until last night. Four years, 1932,
1933, 1934 and 1935, University of
Michigan golf teams under him won
Big Ten championships, and in both
1934 and 1935 his teams won National
championships. In his long career as
golf coach, his teams played 64 Big
Ten dual matches, winning 54, tying
two and losing but eight.
And so to Professor Trueblood last
night, "Old Man" Yost, Dean Edward

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June 4 to June 9, will also include
Estelle Winwood, star of "The Bishop
Misbehaves" and "The Ugly Runts"
of last year's season, Margalo Gill-
more and Effie Shannon.
The opening production of the Sea-
son will be the current New York
stage success, "Libel," in which Ken-1
neth MacKenna will play the leadingI
role of Sir Mark Lodden. Doris Dal-!
ton, who appeared this season in New
York in "Tomorrow's A Holiday" and
"Sweet Aloes," will play opposite Mac-

oVUr m1Wa. 1V. ~,1Ca1G-auUl
the possibility of an increase depends
upon the vacant positions and it
would possibly mean a decrease for
others.
Debate Decision Is
Given Rutgers Team
Rutgers University defeated the
University of Michigan last night in

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