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The Weather
Rain or snow in south, pos-
,"bly snow in north today or
by tonight; Tomorrow cloudy
and colder with local snows.

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Editorial
Cheating In The U~niversity,.
Those Funny People..

VOL. XLVI No. 101 ANN ARBOR, MICIIGAN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1936

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Beebe

To'

Descendant Of Noted MutineerCDem Leaders

Japan Officials Murdered

Be Head Of
Sororities
New Panhellenic Officers
Are Elected; Will Takei
Office At Next Meeting
Officers Are Named
By Special Board
Official Installation To e
At League Banquet Held
Early In April
Betty Anne Beebe, '37, was elected
president of the Panhellenic Associa-
tion yesterday at a general meeting
of that organization in the League.
Mary Maclvor, '37, was named sec-
rcuary; Jean Hatfield, '37, 'treasurer;
and Virginia Spray, '37, rushing sec-
retary.
Miss Beebe, a member of Collegiate
Soosis sorority, willbsucceed Jane
Arnold, '36. She has been especially
active in Panhellenic functions, hav-I
ing served as the chairman of the
ticket committee for both the Pan-
hellenic Ball and Banquet.
In addition, she is the chairman of
the dance committee for this year's
Junior Girls Play, a member of
Wyvern, junior women's honor so-
ciety, and a member of several League
committees. Miss Beebe also worked,
on the Frosh Project, the Penny Car-
nival, and the Sophomore Cabaret.
Served On Board
Miss MacIvor, of Detroit, is affiliat-
ed with Kappa Alpha Theta sorority,'
and will fill the position occupied by
Jane Servis, '36. Miss MacIvor has
been a member of the Panhellenic
Board for two years, and served as
the chairman of the decorations com-
mittee for this year's banquet.
In addition, she is working on a
Junior Girls Play committee, the
orientation committee, and is rush-
ing chairman for her sorority. She
has also served as a member of the
Sophomore Cabaret.
Miss Hatfield, of Chicago, Ill., has.
been a member of the central Pan-.
hellenic committee this year, and is
working on the Junior Girls Play.
She has also served on the social and
orientation committees of the League,
and is a member of Delta Gamma so-
rority.

JJ 171. M. .
Great-great-GrandsoOf
Fletcher Christian Here'
Praises Sailor-Ancestor
By GORDON WEBBER
The gre t-great grandson of Flet-
cher Christian, mutineer leader of the
H.M.S. Bounty, sat up in his bed at'
the University Hospital where he re-'
cently underwent a minor operation'
and recounted the colorful history of
his ancestors who landed on Pitcairn
Island in the South Seas a hundred
and fifty years ago.
In a rich accent that belied the
Scottish ancestry on his father's side,
Archie McLiver, 51 years old, ex-,
plained that there were two groups
of descendents of the mutineers:
those who migrated to Norfolk Island
in 1856 when Pitcairn became too
crowded, and the small handful that
remained on the original island His
mother, Miss Christian, was one of
the migrators and married his father,
John McLiver, a captain of a whaling
ship, when she reached the island
of Norfolk.'
McLiver, brown and grizzled from
years of sailing on whaling ships, and
with only a trace of Tahitian charac-
teristics, says le is proud to have the
blood of Fletcher Christian in his
veins. "A fine, courageous man he
was," he said, declaring that Chris-
tian led the most justifiable mutiny
in the British navy and started dis-
ciplinary reform that revolutionized
English seamanship.
Asked what his opinion was of the
motion picture "Mutiny on the
Bounty" McLiver declared it followed
New Asteroid
Discussed By
A. D. Maxwell
'Baby Planet' Discovered
By Belgians Has Most
Eccentric Orbit
i -0 -
The "baby planet" discovered by
the Uccle Observatory -in --Belgium
Feb. 12 has the most eccentric orbit
of any of the 1,300 asteroids or min-
or planets known to man, Dr. Allen
D. Maxwell of the astronomy depart-
ment explained yesterday.
Not more than a half-mile in di-
ameter and weighing less than 500

utnty in Hoslit
closely the true history of his fore-
bears with a few minor exceptions.
The native women appearing in the 1
picture, h1e said, were in no ways
lovelier than the original Tahitians.
His maternal ancestors, he explained,
were of the upper caste natives, and
noted particularly for their beauty
and intelligence. "Not until the sail-
ors and white men came to islands
of Pitcairn andNorfolk did disease{
and vice spread," he said.
McLiver has carried the original
inkwell of the H.M.S. Bounty, given
to him by his mother, during his
thirty years of sea-roving. "I wouldn't
take a million dollars for it," he de-
clared saying he had had many large
offers for the historical article.
Gargoyle Features
A nd Flays Campus
Mugs Next Issue
A portrait of each and every in-
dividual on the campus, save mem-
bers of Phi Beta Kappa who, after
all, are in a class by themselves
will be on the cover of the February
edition of Gargoyle, Norman Wil-
liamson. '36, business manager, an-I
nounced yesterday.
Michigan co-eds will be picked
apart bit by bit, their weaknesses
and foibles shown with Shakespear-
An invitation to tryout for the
editorial staff of the Gargoyle was
extended to all scholastically eligible
second-semester freshmen and soph-
omores yesterday.
Eligibility requirements are that
the student has received at least one
grade of "B" or better, and no grade
lower than "C." Tryouts will report
at 4 p.m. today in the editorial offices
of the Gargoyle on the first floor of
the Student Publications Building.

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By Muyskens In IlltI
'Aged' Members Of Party
Toll To 'Take Back Seat' artial
In State Control
estCampa gn'I Hayden Interprets Seizure
New ( roup's Aim As Move Against Liberal
And Proletarian Groups

ary Coup

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Heads Panhellenic

Attacks Abbott For His
'Political 1,ottenn ess';
Urges Reform
By CLINTON B. CONGER
Lashing out at the constituted au-
thorities of the state Democratic
party, Prof. John H. Muyskens of the
speech department flatly predicted
last night that the future of the party
depends on the retirement of old
leaders and the return of the party,
to the people.
The younger element of the party
is out to force the older men into
"back setas" and "run an honest
campaign in which the nominations
will come, not from a back room but
from the floor of the convention hall,"
the former Democratic candidate for
mayor of Ann Arbor declared.
Professor Muysken's statement of
last night was an expansion of views"
at a second district organization
meeting held in Jackson Monday
night when he became embroiled in
a controversy with Horatio Abbott
of Ann Arbor, Democratic national
committeeman.
Branded As Traitor
At that time, Mr. Abbott was
branded by Professor Muyskens as
"a traitor to our ranks." In his
Jackson speech before 500 party
members, he stated: "I do not like
the tactics of our national committee-
man (Mr. Abbott) in placing bene-
fits and patronage above principle."
According to observers at Jackson,
Mr. Abbott, who was chairman of the
meeting, rose angrily and shouted:
"I will place my record in the Dem-
ocratic party against his and see who
has rendered the greater service."
Hisses and boos, which greeted
this pronouncement by Mr. Abbott,
changed to laughter as Muyskens re-
plied:
"One more, Mr. Abbott, one more
service - your resignation!"
Mentions Younger Men
In his denunciation of the con-
sistuted authorities of the state Dem-
ocratic party, in which he charged
there is enough rottenness in Lans-
ing already, Professor Muyskens
mentioned among the younger men
who should come forward to lead the
party George Schroeder, Detroit,
Murray D. Van Waggoner, state
highway commissioner, Prentiss
Brown, and George Burke, University
attorney.
"If the Democrats had more men
such as Van Waggoner, Schroeder,
and Don Canfield, we could get some-
where," he maintained. "Our aged
men should move quietly into the
back ranks and give their places to
the younger men."
In his attack on Abbott, Professor

To Succeed Betty Rich million tons according to astronomic
Miss Spray, of Detroit, is affiliated calculations, the planet, which is
with Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, now known as the Delporte object,
and has been active in Panhellenic has within the past few months been
'affairs. She has been the social closer to the earth than any heavenly
chairman of her chapter house as well body but the moon.
as the assistant rushing chairman. In its extremely eccentric path, the
Miss Spray will succeed Betty Rich, planet is believed to come closer to
'36. the sun than any planet but Mer-
The nominees were named by a cury which is 45 million miles from
special electoral board composed of the sun as its perehelion, the shortest
the four officers and two additional axis of its ecliptic. At its aphelion,
members appointed by the president. it will be beyond the planet Mars,
Nominations could also be made from Dr. Maxwell believes.
the floor. Miss Arnold presided at He estimated that it will be per-
yesterday's meeting. laps a century before the planet ap-
The new officers will begin their proaches so near the earth again,
terms at the next regular meeting. because of its great orbital eccen-
They are to be officially installed at tricity and the time it requires to
the League Installation Banquet to complete its orbit, one year and nine
be held early in April. months,
Basing his calculations on he B(!-
U ,ian observations on the nights "I
H acro , Exit kmediately following the planet's dis-
covery, Dr. Maxwell said that when
Stirs S erate' the planet was first discovered pho-
tographically its distance from the
ea"rth was believed to be six million
0cv s H i miles, but it is believed that later in
its orbital motion it came as close
to the earth as 1,200,000.

can skill, in a featured article, Wil-
liamson said, and examples of eachT
type will be pictured and named.I
Men students whose portraits hang
in rogues' galleries the world over,
will be pictured with their criminal1
records, he said.
T. K. Fisher, '37, has written char-
acter sketches of University profes-
sors, and Elizabeth Allen, '36, has
written a short story for this issue,
he said.IG
A questionnaire, similar to one ap-
pearing in the Gargoyle of two
months ago, and a section of theI
latest fashions in women's hats will
be included, Williamson said.{
Business Staff Will
Hold Tryouts Soonm
Tryouts for the men's business staff
of The Daily will meet in the Stu-
dent Publications Building on May-
nard Street at 5 p.m., next Monday,,
and tryouts for the women's bus-
inessdstaff will meet at 4 p.m. next'
Tuesday.
Freshmen and sophomores whoI
have been in the University one se-
mester and who have a "C" average

Says It May Bring
Jn Fascist Regime
Others Believe Reports
Exaggerated; Situation
Ripe ForUpheaval
If vague ieports that came out of
Shanghai last night of a virtual rev-
olution in Japan are correct, Prof.
Joseph R. Hayden, recently retired
vice-governor of the Philippine
Islands, and an authority on Far
Eastern affairs, believes Tokio may
be in the grip of a Fascist Regime.
The reports, in the form of the
briefest, unconfirmed bulletins spoke
of a "military coup d'etat" in Tokio,
the assassination of "several import-
ant political leaders" and the estab-
lishment of martial law in the Jap-
anese capital, apparently in order to
prevent proletarian groups from gain-
ing control of the government. In
the Japanese election Feb. 22, the
liberal groups won heavily, although
Premier Keisuke Okada was returned
to power.-
Army Group Struck
Although Professor Hayden, a
member of the political science de-
partment, emphasized that all he
could give was the merest conjecture,
because of the vagueness and scarcity
of information as to the actual situa-
tion, he said late last night he
thought it looked as though some
army group in Japan had struck at
the civilian government.
If it is an army coup detat, Pro-
fessor Hayden explained, probably it
was an action against the proletariat
and liberal groups. It may be the
institution of a Fascist regime in
order to prevent aproletarian move-
ment, he said.
Other authoritative sources here,
however, thought the reports from
Shanghai were over-emphasized. The
situation in Japan has been ripe for
such an occurrence for some time,
these sources said. The political
parties have been more or less de-
funct for some time, it was pointed
out, and an attempt has been made
for their revival.
Serious Upheavel
Everyone agreed, however, that if
the Associated Press reports from the
Chinese city were correct, that ap-
parently a serious political upheaval
in Japan had taken place. From an-
other source, the viewpoint was
gained that this may have been the
first of a series of steps on the part
of the military authorities, who with
the Emperor virtually run the Jap-
anese government, to put down ruth-
lessly what have appeared to be prole-
tarian bids for power. It was inti-
mated that other strokes on the part
of the army might be expected to fol-
low.
Conjecture among Un iversity au-
thorities on the Orient as to whom
the assassinated "important political
authorities" might be ran high, al-
though no definite suggestions were
offered.

Betty Anne Beebe, '37, who was<
elected new president of the Pan-
hellenic Association at a meetingf
held yesterday afternoon.
Duorothy Goebel
'Little Better'
I "
After Operation
Crisis Comes As Result Of
Blood Clot After Coma
Lasting 150 Hours
Dorothy Goebel, '39, Detroit, is a
"little better" Dr. Max Peet, one of
the nation's leading brain surgeons,
stated to The Daily at 1:55 a.m. today
after finishing a three-hour opera-
tion.
The operation was performed on
Miss Goebel last night because a
blood clot formed upon her brain
and after her condition grew steadily
worse yesterday afternoon and last
night.
Dr. Peet did not indicate precisely
whether it was expected Miss Goebel.
would survive and stated that the
next few hours might determine
whether the student would recover
but that any prediction would be
merely a matter of conjecture.
Prior to the operation Miss Goebel
had been unconscious for more than
150 hours. She received a skull frac-
ture in a toboggan accident which
occurred a week ago this afternoon
when an 11-foot toboggan on which
Miss Goebel and her three compan-
ions were riding crashed head-on into
a tree in the Arboretum.
The operation last night was begun
at 10:30 p.m. and was not completed
until about 1:30 a.m. this morning.
MAKE COMMUTER PROTEST
LANSING, Feb. 25.- (") -Briefs
containing protests from the Ann
Arbor Chamber of Commerce and the
Ypsilanti Board of Commerce against
the proposed discontinuance of the
Michigan Central Railroad's com-
muter service to Detroit went before
the State Public Utilities Commission
Monday.

Great Britain News Agency
Reports Assasination Of
Minister Of Finance
Tokio, Osaka Stock
Exchanges Closed
Heavy Censorship Prevents
Direct Tokio Dispatch;
Grave Crises Indicated

(Copyright, 1936, by Associated Press)
Unofficial reports from China
Tuesday said martial law was pro-
,laimed in Tokio after the assassina-
ion of several Japanese political
eaders.
The Reuters (British) news agency
reported from Shanghai that a
oup d'etat had placed the powerful
nilitarist bloc in control of the gov-
rnment.
A Singapore dispatch by the agency
said the residence of Premier Keisuke
Okada, a retired admiral, and of sev-
ral other cabinet ministers had been
eized by army officers.
No direct word from Tokio was re-
eived because of a heavy censorship.
rhis indicated a grave situation in
the capital of the powerful empire,
nd one without parallel in recent
years.
Trading on both Tokio and Osaka
tock exchanges was reported sus-
pended.
Finance Minister Killed
Foreign sources in Peiping told
Reuters that Viscount Korekiyo Ta-
kahashi, minister of finance, and one
>f the most distinguished men in
Japanese public life, was among those
assassinated.
Korekiyo Takahashi twice stepped
into the Premiership over the figura-
tive body of his assassinated pre-
decessors.
Eighty-two years old, Takahashi
had served as minister of finance in
seven cabinets, and was special fi-
nance commissioner for his govern-
ment in the United States during the
Russo-Japanes war.
In November, 1921, he was called
to succeed the assassinated Takahashi
Eara as premier, retaining also the
portfolio of finance. It was he who
issued the imperial order naming the
then crown prince Hirohito as regent
when emperor Yoshihito's health
failed.
When his term ended, he returned
to finance post. Then, when an
assassin cut down premier Tsuyoshi
Inukai in 1932, he was called again
to head the government until Ad-
miral Mahato Sarto could organize
a cabinet in which, as a matter of
course, he again became minister of
finance.
Exchange Out of Order
Efforts of the New York Bureau of
the Associated Press to get in touch
with their Tokio Bureau were un-
availing. An attempt to telephone
Tokio from San Francisco failed. The
transPacific service reported that
Tokio exchange was "out of order."
The Japanese empire, in one of
the most delicate external situations
in years, had just emerged from a
bitter national general election.
The governor of Premier Keisuke
Okada, threatened with overthrow,
was victorious, however, and renamed
in control.
There has long been friction with
the militarists, who have directed the
empire's expansion in Manchuria and
current penetration into North China
and the "civil" or more pacifistic
government element.
A feature of the election was the
unexpected gains by the Shakai Tai-
shuto, or social masses party, opposed
to the militarist domination of the
government.
Rovillain To Speak
rTo Cercle Francais
Prof. Eugene E. Rovillain of the
French department will address Cercle
Francais at 4:15 p.m. today in Room
231, Angell Hall on his hobby -the
philosopher, Rosseau.
Professor Rovillain's lecture will be
the fifth in the program of the French
study organization, which is entitled,
"La Vie et l'Oeuvre de Jean-Jacques
Rousseau." The lecture will be il-

with at least one grade of "B" are Muyskens asserted that he had a let-
eligible to tryout for the business ter from him proving he had voted
slaf . I [or ov. Frank D. Fitzgerald. "As
Opportunity wI " be "f"ered to b long as he remains within our ranks
men and women tryouts to learn ad- to guide the destinies of our party,
vertising layout and service as well just so long will we be confronted
as newspaper office procedure. Those with political rottenness," he added.
retained on the staff will have an The plan behind the movement, heI
opportunity to work up to junior and (Continued on Page 6)
senior positions. All junior and sen-
ior positions on the men's staff are 1 1:1 a 1 Ws
salaried.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. _-- (A") -
The military exile of Major-General
Johnson Hagood was catapulted into
the Senate as a political issue today.
with Democr-atic leader-s coupling a
defense of the action with a general
warning against army officers play-
ing politics.
Interrupting an attack by Sen.
David Hastings (Rep., Del.) chair-
man of the Republican Senatorial
campaign committee, against the
"punishing" of Hagwood, Sen. Joseph
Robinson (Rep., Ark", the majority
leader, broadened the issue. He
named Major-General Frank G.
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Co-Eds Mitrht Emulate Lassies
! Who Took Leap Year Seriously
Compared with the wily Scotch ilk yeare knowne to lepe yeare, ilk
lasses of the thirteenth century, the ladye of both high and Lowe estait
supposedly clutching arms of the shall hae liberte to bespeake ye man
modern age are a bunch of pikers. she likes, albeit he reuses to taik hir
And, by the same token, the enlight- to be his lawful wyfe, he shall be
cned co-eds of the University campus mulcted in ye sum ane pundis or
are as ineffective man-catchers as I less, as his estait may be except and
the bearded women of the itinerant awis gif he can make it appeare that
circuses. he is betrothit ane ither woman he'

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Conferenee On
Brake Desions
Two Michigan engineering students
representing the University in the
Tri-College Conference on Brakes
were awarded the decision last night
for their presentation of the Lock-
heed double master cylinder in com-
petition with students from Michigan
State College, the Detroit Institute
of Technology, and Wayne Univer-
sity of Detroit

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Professional Standards For
Journalists Urned -By Brumm

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Bonles, commanc nvr um v m
g aI t O a The bonny misses of the auld then shall be free." Maxwell K. Anning, '38E, and John
seventh army corps area at Omaha, <
' Scotch heather might have beefi The lobbying activities of the MacKenzie, '38E, upheld the Lock-
high command. sweet and docile for three years, but "maydens" may have been facilitated I1heed system against the Bendix twin-
Gcommanding of- their day came in leap year - and by the fact that a woman held the plex type presented by Michigan
General Bolles, co rps ar- for 366 times at that. During that sovereign control of Scotland when State and the new Chevrolet type
fier of the seventh army corps area fourth year they functioned in a gold- the law was enacted, but the female presented by Wayne Unive-sity and
"actively engaged inpolitics, with a en haven of privilege which would population of Europe at that time the Detroit Institute of Technology.
candidate for the presidency." Fur- bring sighs of envy to any conscien- undoubtedly hailed their action with After listening to 12-minute ex-
Cher, said the Arkansan, he boasts of tious male-baiter of the stage-door, acclaim. It was not long before the planatory speechos by each man
his activities in his behalf." He did night club era. Under a statute legal- mademoiselles of France were pros- the judges were allowed to question
not name the "candidate." I ly enacted a woman of Scotland was pering under a similar law. a second representative of each school.
At Des Moines, owa, Bolles de- allowed to woo the gentleman of he Whethe University women feel The judges were Prof. Lay of the au-
SD- nI B ,d choice who was ordered to comply that their efforts do not need to be tomotive engineering department,

Standards of educational qualifica-
tions for members of the journalistic
profession were urged by Prof. John
L. Brumm, chairman of the journal-
ism department, in an interview yes-
terday, as a means for raising the
standards of newspaper writing and
administration and correspondingly
their effect upon the reading public.
Conceding it to be an "ideal sys-
tem" which would be difficult to at-
tain because of publishers' opposition,
Professor Brumm suggested that such
standards should be brought about
from within the profession.
"Why should we not have stand-
ards for the men who operate on
our minds as well as the men who
operate on our bodies?" he asked,
j adding that the profession of jour-

"Freedom of the press is, of course,
the freedom that belongs to all cit-
izens, and not a special freedom for
journalism," Professor Brumm main-
tained. "Yet the newspapers should
be free from censorship, and from any
kind of licensing which does not take
into account special qualifications
which test for competence, apart from
any political control."
As qalification he recommended
a requirement of at least a high
school education for the lower
ranks of journalists, and two years
or a complete college education for
the higher ranks. Nor does he in-
sist that this education should take
the nature of special training in
journalism, but rather a broad edu-
cation in the social sciences such as
the journalism curriculum now re-

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