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Formation Of
Chinese Students Inspired
By Plea Of Gen. Fang
Taunt Of Cowardice
Is Hurled At U.S.
General Charges Nippons
' With Making All China
A Protectorate
The organization of an Anti-Jap-
anese League among Chinese students
here appeared imminent yesterday
as, a result of the spirited plea made
before them Saturday by Gen. Fang
Chen-Wu, noted Chinese soldier and
General Fang has been in this
country in recent months in an at-
tempt to organize such a league, and
many of the 65 members of the Chi-
nese Students Club who heard him
Saturday seemed to take kindly to-
ward the idea. Clayton Lem, '36E,
president of the club, indicated at the
time that something along the line
Ff an Anti-Japanese League here
might be formed, and Hei Cheung,
Grad., said last night that although
no definite action was immediately
contemplated, many Chinese students
on the campus agreed with General
Fang and that the club planned to
take up the matter for discussion
'What Did America Do?'
After he had addressed the Chi-
nese Students' Club in Lane Hall,
General Fang, in an interview, hurled
at Americans the taunt that "The
United States is afraid of Japan."
He charged that the Japanese are
trying to convert the whole of China
into a protectorate, and declared
that the reason the United States
and other western nations do not
interfere is because they do not dare.
He pointed to violations of the Nine
Power Treaty and the Kellogg Pact
on the' part. of J apan, and asked ex-
pressively, "What did America do?
For this reason the mustachioed,
fierce-looking little general asserted,
there will be no conflict between
American and Japanese interests in
China. "You do not dare to antag-
onize Japan," he said. This very
passiveness on the part of the United
States, he believes, is detrimental to
American interests. "China is a good
market for America," he explained,
"but it is being destroyed by imper-
ialist states."
Speaks Little English
General Fang speaks little English
and the interview took place via an
interpreter, Calvin K. J. Chen of Co-
lumbia University, president of the
Chinese Students' League of Greater
New York.
Although General Fang is now en-
route to China -incidentally going
back in a roundabout way so as to
mitigate danger of capture by the
Japanese -to fight the enemy in his
chaotic native land, he is against ag-
gression of any kind. He referred
to the League of Nations' failure to
act in the East and its action in
Ethiopia, and pointed out the need
of movement against aggression.
Speaking of the "great movement of
anti-war and anti-Fascism," he de-
clared that that as a peace move-
ment is not sufficient. 'The thing,"
he said, "is actively to oppose aggres-
Nevertheless, General Fang sees in
the Japanese aggression the pangs of

national birth for China. He said he
believed that the Chinese, in an at-
tempt to ward off the invaders, will
(Continued on Page 2)
Doctors Report
Little Chantre hI
Girl's Condition
Dorothy Goebel, '39, Detroit, whc
is in the hospital suffering from a
fractured skull which she received in
a toboggan crash in the Arboretum
last Wednesday was reported "prac-
tically the same" by hospital author-
ities late last night.
A report from the office of Dr
Albert Kerlikowske, chief resideni
physician, stated that there "was
slight improvement mentally" in the
condition of Miss Goebel and that
she "did respond very slightly whei
her name was spoken."
Trowver it wa empnhasized that

Ignorant, Perhaps, But Freshmen
Tryouts Certainly Are Ingenious

Answers To Questionnaire
Given By Daily Produce
Boners Galore
"FPA stands for the Federal Print-
ers' Association."
"Henry M. Bates is a lecturer on
Islamic Art."
"Theophil Klingman is an expert
girl skiier."
Contributions for a local edition of
"Boners"? Well, perhaps that's what
these statements might be eventual-
ly, but originally they were answers
made to a questionnaire by 50 enter-
prising freshmen who turned out
yesterday to try out for The Daily
staff. To test their general knowl-
edge of campus events, The Daily
editors gave the embryonic reporters
a questionnaire which was based on
names and events which have made
local news in the past year, as well as
questions based on The Daily itself.
Some of the answers were quite
amazing, but anyway the editors dis-
covered that what the tryouts lacked
in knowledge, they made up for in
The question which proved to be
most difficult was "What is euthan-
asia"? Although about half the
number replied correctly that it was
Tower Poster
Contest Details
Are Ann ounced
Deadline Is Set March 7;
Prizes Totalling $50 To
Be Awarded
Further details and changes in
the regulations for the Burton Mem-
orial Tower poster contest, sponsored
by the committee raising funds for'
that purpose and open to all students,
were announced yesterday by Wilfred
B. Shaw, director of alumni .rela-
The deadline for submission of
posters for the contest, which was
originally announced erroneously as
March 1, has been set for March 7.
"It is realized that this gives a very
short time for preparations," Mr.
Shaw stated, "but it is hoped that
all students who are interested in
poster design will enter the contest."
Three prizes, totalling $50, were
announced by the committee. The
first prize will be $25, with second
and third awards of $15 and $10.
Posters are to visualze the Tower and
Carillon, what they will mean to the
campus and the community, and the
share the community is to have in
their construction, according to the
"After the winning posters have
been selected, all the posters will be
exhibited as part of the publicity
during the week of the drive for
funds for the tower, which will end
March 12 with a dinner in the Union,
sponsored by the University of Mich-
igsn Club of Ann Arbor," Mr. Shaw
Students desiring to enter can ob-
tain the necessary information to-
gether with pictures and descriptions
of the Tower and Carillon, either at
the office of the Alumni Associa-
tion in Alumni Memorial Hall or in
the office of the Director of Alumni
Relations, Room 205, U. H.

the killing of hopelessly incurable
invalids, one young hopeful said that
it was a skin disease. Two freshmen
had another idea-they thought it
had something to do with dentistry,
one saying that it was "a cure-all
in dentistry," and another that it
was a tooth de-sensitizer, which had
recently been proven spurious by a
University dentistry professor. An-
other tryout was completely blank,
so he just wrote down the question,
only he made the mistake of writing
it "youth in Asia."
Wyvern, junior women's honorary
society, was another sticker. One
answer said that it was a street, a
building, or a new drink," while an-
other was "it is a pet name for duck
Names in the news also proved to
be quite confusing to the freshmen.
Notwithstanding the fact that Prof.+
J. R. Hayden has figured prominent-
ly in the news since his return from'
the Philippines, one student replied'
that he was the Washington cor-
respondent for the Detroit News, an-+
other that he was the donor of the
Hayden Planetarium, and still an-'
other that he was the play reviewer
for The Daily.
Another name which the editors
gave them was that of Prof. John
Worley of the engineering college+
with the expectation that the reply
would be that he was the new director
of the Detroit Police Safety Drive.+
He was called everything from an'
English inventor, a professor of
speech, and the NSL lawyer.
One young reporter took a stab at
answering a question as to who Ru-
dolph E. Reichert, new president of
The Ann Arbor Savings and Com-
mercial Bank, was. He thought the
name was German, so he answered.
"He was a Nazi leader who was re-
cently murdered."
Perhaps the most non-commital
answer of any was that of one stu-
dent when asked how Prof. Ralph
Aigler of the law school had figured in
the news recently. His answer was,
"He gave a speech."
New R.O.T.C.
Are Announced
Appointment of new officers and
promotion of former officers to re-
place those lost to the University
R.O.T.C. Corps by graduation was
announced yesterdayby Lieut.-Col.
Fredrick C. Rogers, commandant of
the regiment.
Promotions include the advance-
ment of W. N. DeRamus, '36, to the
rank of cadet major, making John B.
Heles, '36, a captain and regimental
adjutant, W. D. Weidner, '36E, a cap-
tain, Robert S. Fox, '36E, a captain,
and J. P. Coursey, '37, a captain.
Other new appointments include
A. G. Raymond, '36E, as first lieu-
tenant and adjutant, second bat-
talion, Louis Schwartz, '36, as first
lieutenant, plans and training, sec-
ond battalion, L. C. Fisher, '36, as
first lieutenant, and G. A. Graves,
'36E, as first lieutenant.
New second lieutenants will be F.
B. Cline, '36, and H. L. Keeler, Jr.,
'36E; R. L. Eshelman, '37, will act as
master sergeant, first battalion; and
new sergeants will include the fol-
lowing: H. C. Janura, '37E, C. S.
Lurie, '38, W. H. Mason, '37E, A. H.
Miller, '38, C. J. Ryan, '38, C. H.
Schramm, '37E, C. E. Scovern, '37E,
and R. E. Speer,_'38.

Comstock Out
Of De. Party
By Own Wish
Patronage Disagreement
Is Given As Immediate
CauseFor Split
Abbott Sees Big Gap
Left By Withdrawal
Abdication Of Former
Governor Expected To
Weaken Party
The abdication of the leader of the
Democratic party in Michigan, ex-
Governor William A. Comstock, who
after more than a quarter of a cen-
tury of service announced yester-
day that he no longer considered
himself a "regular Democrat," is
causing a commotion in state politics
from which it is expected the Demo-
cratic party will be hard pressed to
recover before the November elec-
Declaring himself forced to split
with the party because of an over-
dose of direct patronage control
from Washington and obvious dis-
regard for the opinion and advice
of the regular party organization of
the state, the man who for 30 years
has been known as the "angel" of the
Michigan democrats gave as the im-
mediate reason for his retirement
the appointment of Arthur F. Led-
erle to the federal judgeship for
Eastern Michigan.
National committeeman IHoratio
J. Abbott, who returned only Satur-
day from a trip to Washington to
iron out patronage difficulties with
Farley, issued a statement yesterday
afternoon in which he deplored the
gap left in the Democratic ranks by
Comstock's withdrawal.
"His withdrawal from participa-
tion in the affairs of the Democratic
party in the state of Michigan in
which lie has been so active and
under whose guidance the party was
led to victory, is indeed a blow which
will be hard to overcome in the ap-
proaching campaign.-
"Washington should give heed to
Governor Comstock's move, make an
effort to placate nim, and then in
the future follow leadership in the
Democratic party in Michigan which
has been proved."
Higher Grades
For Freshmen
Now Probable
Former Experience Shows
Second Term Averages
Of All Students Rise
Freshmen who are in their second
semester of school work will prob-
ably make better grades than they did
in their- first semester, if figures for
the present school year agree with
those compiled during the 1934-35
school year by the Registrar.
The grade point average of the
first semester last year for freshmen
in all the colleges of the University
was 2.28 and for the second semester
of last year, the grade point aver-
age for the first year students was
2.34, or an increase of .07 over the

first semester. These grade points
were estimated on the basis of "A"
being four points, "B" three points,
"C" two points, "D" one point, and
"E" no points.
A total of 1,424 freshmen were
graded during the first semester and
this groupsmade 2,221 hours of 'A,"
5,862 hours of "B," 9,720 hours of
"C," 2,199 hours of "D," and 1,133
hours of "E."
In the engineering college a higher
percentage of students received hours
1of "E" than in the literary college,
or in any other college although only
276 students were graded in the for-
mer and 1,047 freshmen grades were
compiled for the literary college.
About 5.2 per cent of the total hours
were "E" hours in the literary col-
lege while in the engineering col-
lege 5.8 per cent of the semester hours
recorded were "E" hours.
The greatest percentage of "A'
ehours were given in the music school
or 17.7 per cent of a total of 440
hours were hours of "A." However
the lowest number of hours of "A'
given was given in the School of Den-
tal ITv-iene. nlv 12 hours This wa:

(ov. Ritchie Dies

Associated Press Phote
Former Governor Albert C.
Ritchie, who died yesterday from a
stroke at the age of 60, was one of
the most noted and undeviating op-
ponents of the New Deal, as well as
the pre-eminent Democrat in Mary-
Students At Hell Week
Pranks, Officers Believe
Those mischievous University stu-,
dents seem to be at it again!
That, at least ,is what the sheriff's
office thinks. A report filed today by
Deputies Dave Gartman and Fred
Sodt read as follows:
"Answered a call to the School
House on Packard Road. Someone1
broke the door on one of the toilets
and stole the seat. It looks like some,
students might have done it, this
being Hell Week around the campus."
Wolverines Are
Defeated, 20'6,
In Wrestling
Scoring six victories including a
fall in eight rugged bouts, Washing-
ton and Lee, Southern Conference
champions for the past seven years,
trounced Michigan's Varsity wrest-
lers, 20-6, for the second consecutive
year and extended their winning
streak to four straight wins. The
Generals beat the Wolverines last
year by the score of 19 to 13.
John Speicher and Earl Thomas
accounted for Michigan's six points,
the former defeating J. Evans on a
3:00 time advantage in the 126-
pound opener, while Thomas beat
Dave Basile in the 145-pound tussle
with a 2:50 time advantage. The
Generals annexed the other matches
including a fall in the 175-pound
division,Martin Kaplan's brilliant
victory over Stan Schuman, Michi-
gan gridder.
Having finally been declared eli-
gible to compete in the meet, Harry
Wright, Michigan heavyweight who
had won all of his bouts this year on
falls, suffered the first beating of his
career on a 7:36 time advantage, los-
ting to Hugo Bonino, co-captain and
Southern conference titleholder who
placed third last season in the Na-
tional A.A.U. finals.
In a very close bout, Speicher man-
aged to outfight Evans to win the
118-pound match with a 3:00 time
advantage. Gaining the advantage
in the early part of the match, R.
Thomas held on to his slim margin
to gain the referee's decision over
Cameron as a result of his 2:50 edge.
Michigan's only other win in the
145-pound class was never in doubt,
Earl Thomas piling up a 3:24 ad-
vantage to easily win the referee's
nod over Basile. Although he lost,
Capt. Heavenrich gave Shivley,
Southern Conference champion, a
(Continued on Page 3)

Editorial Tryouts Asked
To Report At 4 Today I
Freshmen students who wish to
tryout for the editorial staff of The
Daily, and who were unable to at-
tend the meeting yesterday, should
report at 4 p.m. today at The Daily
editorial office in the Student Pub-
lications Building.
Women students have been asked
to report at 4 p.m. today in the edi-
torial office for the initial tryout
meeting for positions on the woman's
editorial staff.
Edward Bell To
Speak Here On
World Leaders'
Interview With Mussolini
Among Incidents Of Trip
Through Europe, Asia
"I will not break the peace."
Benito Mussolini made this now
historic statement in an interview
last April with Edward Price Bell,
representative of the Literary Digest1
in a recently-completed 30,000 mile
tour of Asia and Europe. He is to
speak at Hill Auditorium Thursday1
under the joint auspices of the Uni-1
versity ratorical Association and
Sigma Delta Chi, national honorary1
professional journalistic fraternity.1
Quoted in the April 27 issue of Lit-
erary Digest, in an article by Mr.
Bell, Mussolini stated: "We look in
no direction with thoughts of terri-
torial conquest, only with thoughtsI
of natural expansion, of collabora-
"And the whole of Italy's power1
always will be a power for peace?"
Mr. Bell asked.,
Although this was perhaps the;
most striking and significant inter-
view of Mr. Bell's tour, he also inter-
viewed every prime minister and for-1
eign minister on the two continents,,
with the single exception of Stalin
in Russia.
The subject of Mr. Bell's lecture
here will concern the impressions he
has gained of European and Asiatic;
national leaders, and is entitled "In-
terviewing Leaders of the World."
For more than 20 years Mr. Bell
was the London correspondent of the
Chicago Daily News. It was his idea
that brought about the conference
in Washington of the heads of the
English-speaking states (Premier
Ramsay MacDonald and President
Herbert Hoover) in 1929 to lay foun-
dations of permanent peace in the
,FElg~sh-speaking world, according
to Who's Who.
In addition to his activities as a
foreign correspondent, Mr. Bell is the
author of three books: "World Chan-
celleries," "Euiope's Economic Sun-
rise" and "Primary Diplomacy."
Ask Business Staff
Tryouts To Report
Tryouts for the business staff of
The Daily have been asked to report
at The Daily office in the Students
Publications Building, Maynard St.,
at the following hours: for men, 5
p.m., and for women, 4 p.m.
Students will be given a descrip-
tion of Daily business staff activities,
and an inspection tour of the Student
Publications Building at these times,
according to George Atherton, '36E,
business manager.

liiini Bow
To Varsity
Townsend Brothers Star
As Wolverines Capture
42-37 Victory
Win Puts Michigan
Third InBig Ten
Six Thousand See Game;
Rudness Ties With John
Townsend In Scoring
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 24.-()-
The Townsend brothers, Earl and
John produced one of their greatest
exhibitions of passing and shooting
tonight to give Michigan a 42-37
upset victory over Illinois. The tri-
umph sent the Wolverines into a tie
for third place with the Illini in the
Big Ten basketball standings.
Of the two, John was the greater
star. In addition to scoring ten
points himself, he played a brilliant
pivot game, and fed the ball freely
and accurately to brother Earl and
his mates. The Illini led, 23-22, at
half-time but Michigan took the lead
shortly after the half opened, and
never were they headed. Combes
scored 19 points for Illinois.
Between halves Craig Ruby, re-
tiring Illinois coach, was presented
with a chest of silver by students and
townspeople. Six thousand at-
Illinois, playing its last home game
under Coach Ruby, rushed away to a
4 to 9 lead on quick basket by Braun
and Combes and hiked its margin to
nine points after 10 minutes of play
before the Townsend brothers pulled
their brotherly love act. As they
drilled in the split the Illini defense
with John doing most of the feeding,
the Wolverines tied up the score only
to have the Illini take the lead just
before the half ended. Despite a
sleeper shot by Tamagno.
Riegel scored a free throw for a 24
to 22 lead when the second half
opened but Earl Townsend took a
fast pass from brother John and tied
it up with a minute. The Wolverines
increased their lead quickly and never
were headed thereafter although a
spurt in the closing minutes enabled
Illinois to decrease their margin.
The crowd gave the Townsend
brothers a big hand for their show-
ing, especially John, after thefirst
10 minutes of play.
The Illini couldn't solve him, he
used his great height to full ad-
vantage, feinting his shots with per-
fect ease. As he feinted toward bro-
ther Earl, he would feed the ball to
Rudness, who scored 10 points. Gee
also received many chances, scoring
tire, field goals.
Michigan (42) FG FT TP
E. Townsend, f........ 4 1 9
F. Townsend, f, _.3 4 10
Jabloniskf..;o0 0


Ruidness, g, 3
Fishman, g ............ .
Totals .............16



Illinois (37)
Vopicka, f ...
Combes, f . .. .

Some Rats Able To Learn Better
Than Some Humans, Maze Shows

Blout, f ..... .
DIES OF KNIFE WOUND Riegel, c ..... .
FREMONT, Mich., Feb. 24. - (P) - Henry, g
Mrs. John Beek, 55 years old, died of ai Blaun, .g .. .
knife wound Monday at the home

. ... . .. . . . 1 0 2
.9 1 19
. ... .. .. . .. 0 0 0
............ 3 1 7
. . . ... . .... 2 3 7
. .. .. . .. ... 1 0 2

of her mother. Her estranged hus-
band, a fifty-seven-year-old Neway-
go county farmer, was held for ques-

Are humans more adept at learn-
ing than rats or are they not? As
one of the results of the most un-
usual and interesting experiment
being conducted at the University, it
has been found that a higher type rat
has better leaining ability than a
lowei type human, although their re-
spective manners of learning are dif-
For more than 11 years, intermit-
tently, Prof. John F. Sheperd of the
psychology department has been ex-
perimenting with rats and humans in
an effort to determine a true learn-
ing correlation. He is using in his
work several mazes through which
34 rats run every night. Professor
Shepard already has 135 completed
records on rats but the purpose of his
work this year, involving rats alone,

ipulated according to any geometri-
cal pattern.
The maze used in the laboratory is
the largest of its kind in this country,
according to Professor Shepard.
Thus far in his experiments Pro-
fessor Shepard has found no material
difference in the quantity of perform-
ance between the human and the
rat but rather a difference in the
quality of performance, since the cues
of each are different.
The rats in their learning use dif-
ferent cues than the humans, ex-
plained Professor Shepard. A rat,
he said, 'will depend mainly upon the
auditory cue and the kinesthetic cue,
while man, if allowed, will use the
visual cue.
In addition the human appreciates
value of planning which is entirely
lacking in the rat's performance. A
rat will learn the maze from the end

Spattered Pedestrians, Puddly
Walls Attest Warmer Weather

Even Noah would have had a dif-
ficult time in Ann Arbor yesterday
With the temperature the highest
since Dec. 9, water from melting snow
and ice flooded the streets and gut-
ters and side walks, and, like the
rats in Hamlin it was literally every-
More than 12 inches of frozen snow
and ice, piled up from repeated bliz-
zards and rain storms, were un-
leashed, making walking like swim-
ming and crossing a street like tak-
ing a shower. Men were at work all

to four inches and seemed like three
to four feet, and overshoes helped but
little. To cross the street without a
bar of soap was to waste your time,
and many were the dainty maidens
and their husky escorts who received
a muddy bath from the wheels of an
automobile as it swished by.
It appeared as if the Weather
Man, having failed in his attempts to
freeze us out and to bury us in snow
drifts, was attempting to drown us.
Speaking for the Weather Man, his
secretary, Miss Mary Lindsey of the
Observatory disclosed that Wednes-
day's high temperature, the warmest

Totals .............16 5 37
Score at half: Illinois 23, Michigan
Personal fouls: Michigan: J. Town-
send 3, Gee 3, Tamagno 3, Rudness 1.
Illinois: Vopicka 4, Combes 1, Riegel
1 Henry 3, Braun 2.
Regulations On
Hell WeekWill
Be Considered
Recommendations for "Hell Week"
regulations, drafted by an Interfra-
ternity Council sub-committee, will
be given to the council for considera-
tion at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the
Union, it was announced yesterday
by George R. Williams, '36, president
of the council.
Named at a council meeting of
four weeks ago for studying "Hell

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