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Classes To Be
Dismissed For
Meeting Friday
Dr. Aydelotte Will Speak
At Honors Convocation;
To Be Held At II A.M.
The Thirteenth Annual Honors
Convocation of the University of
Michigan will be held at 11 a.m. to-
morrow in Hill Auditorium. This
year's Convocation, at which the
honor students of all the scholsand
colleges of the University will be feted,
is to be addressed by br. Frank Ayde-
lotte, president of Swarthmore Col-
All classes, with the exception of
clinics, will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m.
for the occasion. However, students
in clinical classes who are receiving
honors at the Convocation will be
excused in order to attend, accord-
ing to President Ruthven.
More than 700 students are to be
honored. They will receive reserved
seats for themselves and the members
of their families who wish to attend,
and will have their names printed
upon the program. The public is in-
President Ruthven will preside. Im-
mediately preceding the address by
Dr. Aydelotte, Dean Bursley will pre-
sent the honor students to the pres-
ident and Palmer Christian will play
a selection upon the organ.
The purpose of the Convocation,
which was instituted in 1924 by the
late Marion LeRoy Burton, former
president of the University, is to give
the University an opportunity to pub-
licly recognize the scholastic abilities
and achievements of University stu-
The first public announcement of
those students who are eligible to
membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Phi
Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, and other spe-
cial and professional scholastic hon-
orary societies, will be made in the1
Convocation program.
Dr. Aydelotte, a former All-Amer-
ican tackle at Indiana University, re-,
ceived his master's degree from Har-
vard and attended Brasenose College,
Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. He is
a member of the Phi Beta Kappa1
Senate, an honorary member of the,
American Association of University
Professors and has been the American1
secretary of the Rhodes Trustees since
1918. He has been president of1
Swarthmore College since 1921. ;
An occasion of note, the Convoca-1
tion always hears an outstanding edu-
cational leader. Last year at the Con-f
vocation, held April. 26, Dr. Henry1
Sturgis Dennison, president of thef
Dennison Manufacturing Company,
was the speaker.<
Workers Union
Attacks 'Radical,
'False Rumors'
Almost 200 Have Signed
Membership Cards, Says
Secretary Kuhne
n Stoutly denying that the Student
Workers Federation, newly frmed
. union for working students, had
among its purposes interference with
the administration of the NYA, Eu-
gene Kuhne, Grad., secretary of the
organization, declared yesterday that
it sought only to "stop unfair ex-
ploitation of student labor on the
"The union as a union is neither
radical nor conservative," Kuhne con-

tinued, denouncing all false radical
rumors that the student group was
a "red" tool.
It was announced yesterday by
union officials that membership ini
the federation amounted to nearlyl
200, "although no general member-
ship campaign has been inaugurated
as yet." A meeting slated for 8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5, at the Unitarian
Church is expected to draw manyr
students who are interested in the
union's program. A publicity com-l
mittee has been appointed to ac-
quaint the campus with the outlined
A committee named to seek Uni-
versity recognition, including Mich-l
ael Evanoff, '36L, Ray Salgat, grad.7
and Eldon Hamm, '38, will have a;
report ready for the next meeting. a
The administration of the Uni-
versity, together with NYA officials,
stated in conference with union of-
ficers that they were very much in
sympathy with the stated prograr;?
but warned about organization of
NYA workers and about the approach
that should be used, Kuhne assert-
"If the federation gains in mem-
bership as we hope it will," he said,:
"smaller working groups whose lead-
ers will meet as a central committee
will be necessary in order to func-
tion properly."
Kuhne declared that "each mem-
ber of the union is appointed as a
committee of one to submit a report
nn his own working nlace and to sub-

Killers Of Policeman A bandon, Bullet - Pu netured Car

Alumni To Hold
Annutal Lectuire

Religion Needs A Conservative
Form Rev. H1. O. Yoder Believes


in June

C ,

-Associated Press Photo.
Indiana police authorities searching for four men who shot and killed an Indianapolis policeman, ex-
pressed the belief they were members of a gang as dan crous as that built up by John Dillinger. The quartet
is believed to have abandoned this bullet-punctured car and found shortly after the shooting near Indian-

First Theory Explaining Color
In Solids Evolved By Dr. Ellis

Paper On Research To
Delivered At Meeting
Physical Society


Believed to be the first theory to
satisfactorily explain the color of any
solid, an explanation of electronic
movement within the atoms of rare
earth metals has been made by Dr.
C. B. Ellis, teaching fellow in the
physics department, after work done
by him during the past winter.
Dr. Ellis will deliver a paper de-
scribing his investigations before the
American Physical Society, during its
meeting on May 1 in Washngton.
Before leavng for Washington Dr.
Ellis explained, "It has long been
known that an object is colored be-
cause, when sunlight -which is a
mixture of all the colors of the rain-
bow -strikes it, the atoms of that
object absorb certain colors. When
the remaining mixture of colors not
absorbed by the object is reflected to
the eye, the brain tells one that the
object has that color which is strong-
est in this reflected mixture. The
underlying question of interest, how-
ever, is what goes on within the
atom to cause one to absorb red light
and another blue."
Explanation of what is happening
within the atom which determines
which colors are absorbed is based
upon the now universally accepted
nuclear theory of the structure of the
atom, Dr. Ellis continued. This the-
ory, he stated, describes the atom as
being composed of a dense nucleus
surrounded by electrons, minute par-
ticles with a negative charge, which
revolve in different orbits around the
nucleus. The structure of the atom is
somewhat similar to that of the solar
system, the sun corresponding to the
nucleus and the planets c'orrespond-
ing to the satellite electrons.
Dr. Ellis pointed out that the outer
(Continued from Page 4)
Dr. Robley C. Williams will give a
demonstration talk on a "Vacuum
Deposition of Metallic Films." Tea
will be served at 4:00.
Geological Journal Club: A rncet-
ing will be held at 7:00 p.m. 3065
N.S., at which time Prof. D. MacLach-
lan of Wayne University, will dis-
cuss his doctor's thesis problem.
Junior Mathematical Society meets
7:30 p.m., Room 3201 A.H. Prof. R. L.
Wilder will discuss "The Nature of
Mathematics." Refreshments.
Aeronautical Engineers: Meeting of
the Student Branch of the Institute
of the Aeronautical Sciences at 7:30
p.m., Room 1024 East Engineering
Building. The meeting will be a
seminar in aircraft structures. All
members are urged to attend and
to participate in the discussion. j

electrons have the ability to change
their orbits when they absorb a spe-
cific amount of energy, and will do
so if this amount of energy is fur-
nished them by a certain color of
light. Since each color has a dif-
ferent energy associated with it, the
particular structure of the atom in
question determines what colors will
be absorbed.
Dr. Ellis has succeeded in deter-
mining mathematically for the first
time exactly what shifts in the orbitsj
of the electrons of the atoms of the;
rare earth metals take place. It
turns out, he says, that these par-
ticular transitions occur only rarely
except in solids, so much so that they
have been termed "forbidden transi-
tions." This accounts for the pale1
color of the compounds of these
The reason these transitions can be'
observed in solids, the physicist as-
serted, is that there are so many bil-
lions of atoms in a small quantity of'
solid that a few of these unusual
transitions are always taking place.
They are, however, Dr. Ellis alleged,
more common in the nebulae in the
It is believed by Dr. Ellis that this'
information can be used to shed light'
upon many other properties of these
crystals and that his theory may be
extended in the future to explain the
color of other more familiar materials.
quet at 6 p.m., Union. Prof. A. B.
Moehlman will be the speaker, and
Prof. George E. Carrothers will be
the toastmaster. The initiation it-
self will precede the banquet.
Varsity Glee Club: Rehearsal at
8:30 p.m. All members who took
pictures on the Easter trip please
bring them to rehearsal.
hillel Play rs: lyouts for a series
of one-act plays will he held at the
Hillel Foundat ion, 3 to 5 p.m. All
those interested please be present.
Drama Section of the Michig-In
Dames: Last regular monthly meet-
ing at 8 p.m., Michigan League. The
play to be read is "Awake and Sing."
Mrs. R. Roberton and Mrs. J. H. Gast
are in charge of the meeting. All+
membe's of the Dames that are in-
tere ;ted are c'ordially invited.
Coning Events
Zeta Phi Eta: Initiates and pledges
please plan to meet Tuesday, May 5,
5 p.m., in the Michigan League for
election of officers. All financial ob-
ligations should be met immediately.
Phi Sigma meeting scheduled for
May 6th has been changed to May
5th due to conflict with Sigma Xi
banquet. Election of new officers
at this meeting.
Graduate Outing Club will meet at
Lane Hall, Saturday, May 2, 3:00 p.m.
Transportation will be provided to
Wolverine Day Camp for an after-
noon of games and baseball. Cost of
supper and transportation will be
approximately 40 cents. All grad-

SCA Sociology
Group To Visit
Chinese Ghetto
Three Day Field Trip Will
Include Talks By Street
Characters Of Loop
With an itinerary that will show
them the worst and best that Chi-
cago has to offer, the members of the
last sociological field trip which the
SCA will sponsor this semester will
leave Ann Arbor at 1:20 p.m. to-I
morrow for a three day visit to thei
"windy" city.
With its schedule arranged withI
the cooperation of the University of'
Chicago's professor of sociology, Earl
S. Johnson, the group, which will be
definitely limited to 40 persons, will
visit the Maxwell Street markets, theI
Ghetto, the stockyards, Bug House
Square, Hell's Half Acre, and the
Marshall Field low-renting housing
Officials of the trip hope to be able
to obtain "characters" of Chicago
streets to talk to the group while at
dinner in the downtown area. Itin-
erants, dope addicts, prostitutes and
unemployed persons will be asked to
speak on their philosophy of life.
During the three day stay the stu-
dents will spend the nights in George
Williams College dormitories, Wil-
liam Wilsnack, '37, SCA president
said, adding that although many stu-
dents had announced interest in the
field trip, there was still room for
at least 10 more. The registration
fee of 50 cents should be paid at
Lane Hall today. Entire costs of
the trip should not exceed $13, he
said, if railway transportation is used.
If enough desire to go by bus, the
cost may be reduced to $11.
The group is scheduled to return
to Ann Arbor early Monday morning.
Clarence 11. Rosa is one of the
eight finalists in the annual contest.
being conducted by the American In-
stitute of Steel Construction for the
best bridge construction design sub-
mitted by a student. Eighty-eight
designs, for a steel highway bridge
having a span of 300 feet, with 30
feet minimum vertical clearance over
a river, were originally submitted.
On May 13, the winner of the $100
prize will be announced by the jury
of engineers and architects.
For All Makes
of Water
Softene rs
All Kinds
At All Pries

Ii I Dial 2-1713Iii

Lectures For This Year's
Discussions Will Have
Future As Keynote
"Horizons for Tomorrow" will be
the keynote around which the 11
series of lectures of the seventh an-
nual Alumni University of the Uni-
versity of Michigan will center thisl
year, according to an announcement
of Wilfred B. Shaw, director of alum-1
ni relations.-
This "refresher" course of lectures
for alumni will be held during the
week of June 22, and as in the past,
the alumni will register and go to
class as they did in their undergrad-
uate days in Ann Arbor. The Uni-
versity of Michigan was the first of
the state universities to adopt the
plan of providing means of con-
tinuing education through a special
campus lecture series. During the
past six years both the popularity
of the idea and attendance figures
have grown steadily and another ad-
vance is probable for the seventh
series, according to Mr. Shaw,
This year's program will include
the following lectures: "Delinquency
and Community Education," by Prof.
Carr of the sociology department;
"England and America," by Prof. Ar-
thur Cross of the history depart-
ment; "America in the Pacific," by
Prof. J. R. Hayden of the political
science department; "The Chemist
and the World's Food Supply," by
Prof. Howard B. Lewis of the chem-
istry department; "Architecture in
the World Today," by Prof. Emil
Lorch, director of the College of Ar-
chitecture; "The Child in a Chang-
ing World," by Prof. Howard R. Mc-
Clusky of the School of Education;
"Music in Modern Life," by Glenn D.
McGeoch of the School of Music.
Other lectures and lecturers are :
"Contemporary Banking Problems,"
by Prof. Robert Rodkey of the bus-
iness administration school: "Legal
Frontiers in Public Administration,"
by Prof. E. Blythe Stason of the Law
Sdhool; "Phases of American Consti-
tutional History," by Prof. Lewis Van-
derVelde of the political science de-
partment; and "Literature and Life,"
by Prof. Bennett Weaver of the Eng-
lish department.
Traffic Opened
13 Days Later
In Upper Lakes
(leveland Cliffs Steamer,
'Pontiac' Leads Others
In Opening Navigation
SAUT STE. MARIE, April 29.--
-The Cleveland Cliffs steamer Pon-
tiac led five ships through the St.
Mary's Falls Canal this afternoon,
opening navigation in the Upper
Lakes 13 days later than last year.
Following the Pontiac were the
1 Ishpeming and the J. H. Sheadle, of
the same company, and the Algocen
and Algosteel, of the Sault Ste. Ma-
ie, Ont., A.C.R. fleet. Both of the
Canadian ships puit in at the Canad-
ian steel plant with coal.
The other three, bound for the
head of the lake, will remain at the
Sault overnight and then will at-
tempt to force a passage through the
Whitefish Bay ice in the morning.
Boatswain W. Kincaide, Whitefish
Point coast guard commander, said
the ice was soft enough to permit
The unbound fleet encountered ice
and fog in the lower St. Mary's River,
but had little trouble after the heavy
fog lifted this morning.

Liberal T ype His Prove(]
Failure In Soiw Respects
Lutheran Minister Say:
EDI'TOR'S NOTE: This is the first
of a series of interviews with Ann
Arbor ministers on the subject of stu-
dent religion.
"Because liberalism in religion has
proven in some respects to be a fail-
ure, a more conservative form should
be given a chance," the Rev. H. O.
Yoder of the Trinity Lutheran Church
stated in an interview yesterday.
It is quite generally conceded that
liberal religion has not produced the
fruits that the more conservative
type has, Mr. Yoder asserted. He
pointed out that the great amount
of crime and immorality among the
last generation can be attributed in
some measure to a type of religion
that hasrnot been conservative
enough. Mr. Yoder went on to say
that the student is more conscious to-
day than at any time during the last
decade that the Church must clear-
ly define its place and purpose in so-
The Church should be more posi-
tive in its teachings and conserva-
tism should be more frequently pre-
sented to the student mind, he de-
clared. Mr. Yoder pointed out that
the student comes to church not to
hear a lecture on politics, but to have
his religious life developed, and to
afford himself an opportunity for
real worship. "The Church must for-
ever remain faithful to this purpose,"
he stated.
As for students at Trinity Luth-
eran Church and Zion Lutheran
Church, which carries on a student
Subsidy Paymenis
Might Be Delayed
WASHINGTON, April 29. - (P) -
A statement by Acting Administra-
tor H. R. Tolley today was inter-
preted by several AAA officials as in-
dicating the bulk of the Soil Con-
servation subsidy payments might not
reach the farmers until next Decem-
Tolley told reporters at Secretary
Wallace's press conference that the
AAA would not know before then the
number of acres of soil depleting,
cash crop land shifted to soil con-
serving growths in 1936.-

program with Trinity, Church, Mr.
Yoder told of the great aid they are
to them. He showed how they con-
tribute greatly to the work of the
Lutheran Student Club, the Luther
League and the Sunday Schools. He
commented on the great interest they
have taken in the work of these
churches. This year has been the
best year as far as students go since
he has been here, Mr. Yoder stated,
emphasizing the great loss Zion and
Trinity Lutheran Churches feel when
they are not present.
Famous Pacifists
Will Speak May 7
The Local Emergency Peace Cam-
paign Committee and the Peace
Council, a student organization, are
jointly sponsoring a pu'blic meeting
at 4 p.m. May 7, in the Natural Sci-
ence Auditorium, to hear two interna-
tionally recognized pacificists, the
Right Honorable George Lansbury
and Kirby Page. , The price of the
tickets is 25 cents.
The Emergency Peace Campaign is
a national organization whose pur-
pose is to promote a cooperative na-
tional campaign to keep the United
States from going to war and to
achieve world peace by a definite
Mr. Lansbury was the editor of
the first socialist daily paper in Eng-
land and is a former cabinet minister.
He was born in England in 1859, and
was a member of Parliament, from
which he resigned in 1912 to fight
for woman suffrage. Mr. Page, the
other speaker, is an author and pub-
licist whose works have received world
wide circulation and have been trans-
lated into ten languages. He is the
former editor of "The World To-
morrow" and is now contributing edi-
tor of "The Christion Century."
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The Over-the-Counter Sale of Indi-
vidual Concert Tickets will begin

uate students are cordially invited
Weekly Reading Hour: The pro-,to attend.,

gram for this afternoon at 4 o'clock
in Room 302 Mason Hall will consist
of a platform presentation of two
one-act plays. The following stu-
dents will take part:
Katherine Kirwan, Lillie H. Lee,
Arlyne Milligan, Marie Sawyer, Jack
Porter, Donald Dolan.
The public is cordially invited.
Phi Delta Kappa Initiation Ban-

Mimes: Regular meeting Monday
afternoon at 4:30, Union. Those new
members not yet initiated please at-
tend also.
Congregational Students who are
interested in the trip to Greenfield
Village on Saturday, please sign in
Pilgrim Hall by Friday noon. Cars
will leave at 12:45, Saturday.



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