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The Weather
Local snows, colder today;
tomorrow some cloudiness and
continued cold.


Lid an


Thank God For
Real Americans ..
It Won't Happen
In Hollywood . . .

SXLVI. No. 95




Student Is
Kill d I
Car Crash

Bell Tower To Be ity's Highest Building

)orothy B. Luther,
Victim Of Accident


Three Companions
Are Also Injured
Mrs. Robert Miller Hurt
When Auto Crashes Into
Parked Machine
Dorothy B. Luther, '39, was killed
and her three companions were in-
jured in an automobile accident early
Saturday morning on Route US-112,
seven miles east of Ypsilanti.
Miss Luther was the 21-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill J.
Luther, of 708 Haven Ave. She was
a member of the freshman class and
was pledged to the Kappa Phi soror-
The driver of the car, Evelyn W.
Hawley, 23, of 2717 Kenilworth Ave.,
was injured. She is the daughter
of Prof. and Mrs. Ransom S. Hawley.
Professor Hawley is a member of the
engineering college faculty. Miss
Hawley's injuries were not believed to
be serious by officials of the Beyer
Memorial Hospital, Ypsilanti, where
she was taken.
The two students accompanying
the young women, Julius F. Bartus,
'36E, 1614 Brooklyn Ave., and Edwar&
E. Brereton, '37Spec., of White Plains,
N.Y. both escaped with minor in-
According to state police, the acci-
dent occrred between 2 and 2:30
a.m. Saturday, near Canton Center,
Rd., as the car of the four young
people, returning to Ann Arbor from
Detroit, skidded on the icy pave-
ment when Miss Hawley applied the
brakes, causing the vehicle to swerve
into the rear of a parked truck. Po-
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TwO Students
Injured While
Iobt. Davison Breaks Leg,
Dorothy Webb Fractures
Vertebra In Arboretum
Two students are being confined in
University Hospital as a result of a
tobogganning accident about 4 p.m.
Sunday afternoon in the Arboretum.
Two others escaped injury as the to-
boggan on which they were riding
catapulted over a roadway and into
the adjoining ditch.
Robert C. Davison, a student in the
engineering college, is suffering from
a Iractured leg. Both the tibia and
the fibula were fractured, causing
him considerable pain, although the
injury was not considered serious. He
was transferred from the Health Ser-
vice to the Hospital immediately fol-
lowing the accident.
Dorothy M. Webb, '37, was con-
fined to the Health Service until
yesterday, following examination of
X-rays. She was thought to be suf-
fering from a wrenched back upon
preliminary diagnosis, but the X-
rays showed that she had fractured
one of the vertebrae.
A. Virginia Weidlein, '38, and Carl
M. Post, '38, who accompanied the
injured, were released from the
Health Service as soon as they were
examined. Miss Webb and Miss
Weidlein are members of Gamma
Phi Beta, and Davison and Post both
belong to Theta Chi.
Niehuss, Werner
Get Appointments
The appointment by the Board of
Regents of Marvin L. Niehuss as as-
sociate professor of law and the re-
appointment of Heinz Werner as in-
structor in psychology were an-

nounced yesterday.
Professor Niehuss will assume the
position of Prof. E. C. Goddard, who
retired last June. Since 1927, Pro-
fessor Niehuss has served as instruc-
tor in economics, research assistant
in the Bureau of Buiness Research,
instructor in real estate administra-
tion, instructor and research associate
in the School of Business Administra-
tion and part time instructor in law.
Hphnca ,,ravtiieaAlaw .,ini, h p .on , civnr

Ann Arbor's highest, building, 192 feet 2 inches from base to roof,
will begin to take the form as pictured above in the architect's drawing
of the M. L. Burton Memorial Tower. The building will house the
Charles Baird Carillon, for-which the bells are now being cast in Eng-
land, and 31 music practice rooms.

Society Hears
Miller Predict
Speech Features Program
At 56th Annual Meeting
Of Michigan Engineers
Mussolini's venture into muddy,
barbaric Ethiopia, arising out of
Italy's abrnormally large population
increase, will probably end disaster-
ously for him, Col. Henry W. Miller,
head of the department of mechan-
ism and engineering drawing, told 200
members of the Michigan Engineer-
ing Society, and their wives, assemb-
?ed in the Union last night-for their
56th annual meeting.
With the aid of charts and colored
slides, Colonel Miller, consultant fo
the United State war department,
showed the engineers why, with the
rainy season almost ready to deluge
the country, the Fascist troops would
be forced out of the South and South-
east and stopped from advancing in
the North. The attacks in the South
and Southeast, he said, were merely
bluffs to draw Ethiopian soldiers
from the northern area of Makale
v here the fighting is the fiercest.
In the afternoon session of the con-
vention, R. C. King-Scott of Kala-
mazoo was elected president of the
society.; Vice-President is Louis
Shrink and secretary is 0. . Hess of
Grand Rapids. These officers with
other guests, who included Murray
Waggoner, state highway commis-
sioner, and Grover C. Dilman, presi-
dent of the Houghton School of
Mines, sat at the speakers table inI
the evening.1
Today's sessions will begin at 9:30
a.m. in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre with a symposium on mod-
ern housing.

County Jail Home
Sweet Home Itself
To Dodger Collins
Things are coming to a pretty pass
when even the police department
can't help a man keep his New Year's
"Dodger" Harry Collins, about 51
years old, who uses the county jail
for lack of a more permanent ad-
dress, spent 295 days of last year's
quota of 365 in the Washtenaw cala-
boose - enough to make anyone turn
over a new leaf, and so Harry planned
to at least have good intentions to-
ward a policy of non-inebriation,
-drunk and disorderly being the re-
curring charge in his case.
But yesterday back he went to the
welcoming arms of Sheriff Jacob
Andres, who calls him "Dodger" be-
cause he spends all his time "dodging
in and out of the jail." The charge
was the usual "drunk and disorderly,"
the time was 15 days, and the sen-
tence was the second this year.
"He must like it pretty well over
there," officers commented."' The
food's all right, and it's nice and
warm." Sergeant Norman Cook of
the Ann Arbor police department es-
timated that Sheriff Andres' most
steady customer had been convicted
"at least a couple of hundred times
in the last ten years."
TOKIO, Feb. 18. - (Tuesday) -
The newspaper Nichinichi, in a dis-
patch from Hsinking, Manchukuo,
reported today that the Soviet con-
sulate-general at Harbin. Man-
chukuo, had informed the Manchu-
kuan government of Moscow's in-
tention to close five consulates here.
Simultaneously, the dispatch said,
the consulate-general gave notice
that Moscow will insist that Manchu-
kuo withdraw one of its two conul-
ates in Siberia.

Cagers Lose
To Hoosiers
In Last Half
Huffman, Gunning Lead
Indiana To 37-23 Win;
Jake Townsend Stars
Passing Play Of
Team Is Stopped
Wolverine Offense Bogs
After Gaining 14-12'
Lead In First Half
BLOOMINGTON, Id.,- Feb. 17.-
Paced by the brilliant defensive play
of Vernon Huffman, the Hoosiers'
passing quarterback and basketball
guard, Indiana's cage team came
back in the last half tonight to de-
feat a faltering Michigan five, 37 to
23, in the Indiana Field house.
Despite the scoring of John Town-
send, who hit for five field goals and
three free throws to account for all
but three of the Wolverines' baskets,
the Varsity was unable to keep pace
with the Hoosiers, who came back
after trailing 14 to 12 at the half to
overwhelm the Michigan team.
Keith Gunning's offensive play was
the spark which set the Indiana ma-
chine in motion. Slow to start, Gun-
ning began hitting longs and shorts
in the second half to give Indiana a
lead which they held with a stalling
game which kept the ball away from
the Wolverines.
Indiana let the Wolverines bring
the ball down the floor but once un-
der the basket John Townsend's pass-
ing was stopped by the leech-like de-
fensive play of Vern Huffman, for
the second time redeeming himself
for his grid showing.
And with Gunning, Huffman
shared Hoosier scoring honors at 11
points. After a neck and neck bat-
tle into the middle of the second
half, with Huffman sustaining the
Hoosier offense, Gunning began to
break loose, breaking around Bill
Barclayand John Townsend to go
under the basket.
John Gee, starting at center, played
one of his finest games, although
Fred Fechtman, Indiana's six-foot,
nine inch center got the jump. Fecht-
man's height, with Huffman's bril-
liant defensive play, counterbalanced
the lheight advantage which the Wol-
verines claimed under the basket.
Prof. Hayden
Visions Success
In Philippines
Former Vice-Governor Of
Islands Says New Set-up
Will Be Successful
' Certain that the new Philippine
Commonwealth has an "excellent
chance for success," Prof. Joseph R.
Hayden left off being vice governor
of the Philippine Islands yesterday
and became a teacher of political
science here once more.
Although Professor Hayden, who
arrived in Ann Arbor Feb. 4 after a
hurried trip across Asia and Europe,
admitted that the situation created
by the Tydings-McDuffy Act is "not
ideal" from the standpoint of either
American or Filipino, nevertheless he
is firm in his belief that the new set-
up, at least so far as the Common-

wealth is concerned, will be success-
ful. The Tydings-McDuffy Act creates
an autonomous Commonwealth with
an American protectorate prior to
complete independence.
If both Americans and Filipinos
recognize the facts, cooperate and at-
tempt to work out the problems as
best they can, Professor Hayden said,
"I think there is an excellent chance
for the Commonwealth to provide a
good government that will be able to
meet its financial obligations and
maintain that degree of law and order
reasonably expected of a modern state
in the civilized world. Like every
major political change however," he
continued, "this one will probably
bring some good results and some in-
j urious.
"Political independence has been
the goal and ideal of the Philippines
for 40 years," Professor Hayden em-
(Continued on Page 2)
President Ruthven
Is Reported Better

Work On Burton Tower Will
Begin Soon; To Rise 192 Feet


Construction work on the M. L.
Burton Memorial Tower, which will
contain the Charles Baird Carillon,
is scheduled to begin in several weeks,
according to a statement issued last
week by President Ruthven.
The Tower as designed by Albert
Kahn, Inc., will rise 192 feet 2 inches;
it will be located opposite the main
entrance of the League and near the
rear of Hill Auditorium. According
to present plans the Tower will be
situated on a mall which will extend
from the new Graduate School to the
General Library.
The English firm which is casting
the bells will have completed its
work in time to ship them during the
summer. University officials expect
the instruments to arrive in Ann Ar-
bor in September. According to con-
struction plans the Tower will have
been completed by that time to the
tenth floor, where the bells will be
hung. The installation must be ex-
ecuted before the upper portion of the
campanile can be completed.
The first floor of the Tower will
include a lobby, elevator room, stair-
Scott Nearing
Speaks Today
On Radicalism

'The Way Out-Fascism+
Communism' Will
Discussed At 4:15


"The Way Out --Fascism or Com-
munism?" will be discussed by Scott
Nearing, prominent radical economist
and sociologist, in a lecture at 4:15
p.m. today in Natural Science Audi-
torium. The talk is sponsored by the
National Student League.
Dr. Nearing has recently completed
a European visit which took him
to both the fascist nations and the
Soviet Union, giving him an oppor-
tunity to observe at first hand the
contrast of life under the communist
and fascist regimes.
A book on world economy is now
being prepared by Dr. Nearing, whose
writing on economic and social sub-
jects has been extensive. "Dollar Di-
plomacy," written in collaboration
with Joseph Freeman is perhaps the
best known of his books and pamph-
lets, although "Wages in the United
States," and "Financing the Wage
Earner's Family" are important so-
ciological contributions.
Dr. Nearing's varied educational
career has taken him to the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore
College, and the University of To-
ledo. Since the World War he has
taught at both the Rand School of
Social Science and the Workers
School in New York City. His de-
bates with Bertrand Russell and Prof.
Edwin A. R. Seligman of Columbia
University have gained considerable
attention, and brought forth the
opinion of Roger Baldwin, head of
the American Civil Liberties Union,
that Dr. Nearing "is a better spokes-
man for communism and the Soviet
Union than the orthodox friends in
control of the party."
Dr. Nearing, who spoke in Detroit
Sunday, will return there to speak
again Wednesday. He will be intro-
duced here by Prof. Preston W. Slos-
son of the history department.

way entrance and a memorial room.
The next seven floors will be given
over to 31 practice rooms for the
School of Music. The carilloneur's
study will occupy the entire ninth
floor. Here will be his study and
practice room, the clock and chime
machinery and the elevator machin-
There will be elevator service to the
ninth floor. A stairway will run from
the base of the tower to the bell
chamber. The two floors above the
bell chamber will be reaced by lad-
ders or stairways. According to this
plan there will be both elevator and
stairway traffic to the eighth floor,
and only stairways above this level.
Financial support for the carillon
and electric clock came from Charles
Baird, who donated $67,500. The
University has at its disposal suffi-
cient funds to cover the cost of they
music tpiactice :rooms. The Ann
Arbor University of Michigan Club
has adopted the program of raising
money to pay for the construction
work above the eighth floor. The or-
ganization has set $25,000 as its
campaign goal.
The Burton Memorial Tower, com-
plete with the Baird Carillon, will be
ready for dedication before the
Christmas season, when it will play
an important part in the annual
Community Sing. That Ann Arbor
residents will have an opportunity to
share in the building is a feature of
the University Club's plan. The priv-
ilege of having his name inscribed
on the interior walls of the Tower will
be offered to any person or group
which aids in the construction of the
ihree Winners
Of Hopwoods
Are Announced
Winners of first prizes of $50 each
in the fifth annual Freshman Hop-
wood Contest, are: Marion Cranmore,
Bellerose, N. Y., in poetry; Arthur
Peters, Birmingham, in essay; and
Sydney Bobb, Philadelphia, in fic-
tion, according to an announcement
made last night by judges of the con-
Both of the winners in the fields of
essay and fiction turned in two manu-
scripts apiece. Peters' entries in the
essay contest were entitled "A Por-
trait of William Shakespeare" and
"Sleep Anthology"; Bobb's entries in
fiction were entitled "The Dancing
Class" and "The Wind and the Rain."
Miriam Brous, Mt. Vernon, N. Y.,
won second prize of $30 in the poetry
contest, and Ralph Rosenberg, Jr.,
Asheville, N. C., was awarded third
prize of $20. The three prize-winners
in the poetry contest were also
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Tryouts For Gargoyle
Asked To Meet Today
C. Grant Barnes, circulation
manager of the Gargoyle an-
nounced yesterday that all sec-
ond-semester freshmen a n d
sophomores desiring to try out for
the Gargoyle business staff report
at 4:30 p.m. today at the Student
Publications Building.

TVA Held Constitutional
As New Deal Gains Major

Victory, Eight-One

Can Dispose Of Surplus
Power Manufactured At
Wilson Dam At Shoals
Declares Question
Is Up To Congress

Court Says Goverm
Owned Property,
Has OwnDisposal


WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. -(P)_-
The Government won a major victory
in the Supreme Court today when the
justices, by eight to one, held the TVA
could dispose of surplus power man-
ufactured at Wilson Dam at Muscle
Justice James C. McReynolds dis-
sented. Chief Justice Charles Evans
Hughes handed down the detailed
ruling before a crowd of prominent
lawyers and members of Congress at
1 p.m.
Only power from Wilson Dam had
been sold by the TVA.
The justices held that Federal dis-
position of power was a question for
Congress to answer, not the courts,
and upheld the right of the govern-
ment to dispose of all surplus power
made at dams intended to promote
navigation or aid national defense.
The government owned the prop-
erty, said Chief Justice Hughes, and
there was nothing n the Constitution
to limit the government's disposition
of the power.
The general purposes of TVA, it was
decided, present no "justiciable ques-
tion." The dictionary defines "jus-
ticiable" as "proper to be examined in
a court of justice."
"The Tennessee River is a navi-
gable stream," said Hughes, develop-
ing the thesis that the Constitution
reposed power over navigation in the
Federal government.
The court, by its ruling, upheld a
contract for sale by the Alabama
Power Co. of transmission lines to
the Tennessee Valley Authority. The
decision was confined to the case im-
mediately before the court. The right
of the government to seek wider mar-
kets for power than was provided by
the Alabama Power Co. stands up.
Some of the power produced by the
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Ohio Wrestlers

From Michigan
COLUMBUS, O., Feb 17. --MA)-
Ohio State wrestlers lost the first
three matches of a meet here tonight
to Michigan but then won the next
five to take the meet, 17 to 13.
The Wolverines started fast, John
Speicher taking an overtime 118-
pound match from Andrews in 4.49.
Cameron, using a top scissors,
stopped Elliott and Earl Thomas
pinned Ohio's captain Cox with a
double grapevine half nelson.
That put Michigan ahead 13 to 0.
Bernie Mindlin, sophomore 145
pounder, started Ohio's scoring by
defeating Heavenrich with a 3:42 ad-
vantage. Then Schurher defeated
Gross, Boehm defeated Lowell, and
Bernie Heiser gave Ohio a 14-13 lead
by dropping Stan Schuman in 2:02
with a head scissors and keylock.
Bob Lightburn, Ohio heavyweight,
sewed up the match by defeating Jim
O'Connor Versus
Coughlin Feud On
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. -- (R)--A
Supreme Court decision upholding
sale of power from government dams
constructed for a constitutional pur-
pose crackled today through a capital
already charged with high voltage ar-
gument between a radio priest and a
Capitol Hill leader.
The capital found a lively interest
in the quarrel via telegraph and radio
between Father Charles E. Coughlin
and Rep. O'Connor (Dem., N.Y.),
chairman of the important House
Rules Committee.
O'Connor, angered by a radio ad-
dress in which the priest accused him


Prof. Moore's Latest Invention
Described In February Technic

Highlights In TVA Decision
Upholding Disposal Of Power

The feature article in the February
issue of the Michigan Technic, which
went on sale yesterday in its usual
locations in the West and East En-
gineering buildings, is a description
of the "Hydrocal," latest invention
of Prof. Arthur D. Moore of the
electrical engineering department.
The article has been written for the
Technic by S. M. Smith, '38E, and de-
scribes the way in which Prof. Moore's
invention evolved, and the problems

is located in the basement of West
Engineering building, is also featured
in the February Technic. The author
is James F. Goodrich, '36E.
Continuing the series of advisory
articles by professors and leading en-
gineers on practical problems being
faced by engineering and college
graduates, the Technic presents in
this issue a paper on "The Sales
Engineer," written by Harry J. Fisher
of the Clark Controller Company,
Cleveland, 0.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. - (P) -
Major points of the TVA decision:
The question to be determined
was "limited to the validity of the
contract" between the TVA and the
Alabama Power Co. for transmission
lines.* * *
"The pronouncement, policies and
program of the Tennessee Valley Au-
thority and its directors, their mo-
tives and desires did not give rise to
a justiciable controversy, save as they

that it was only entitled to rule on
the contract for the purchase of
transmission lines and the constitu-
tionality of the construction of Wil-
son Dam.
* * * *
The court held there was ample
support for the view that Wilson Dam
was built for national defense.
* * * * *
It also held that the dam was con-
stitutional as a project for the im-
provement of navigation, pointing to

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