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Sunrise And Sunset ...
An Urgent Safety Need .

VOL. XLVI No. 166



Cosper I


Lawford Bemoans Theatre's
Loss Of Glamorous Appeal

New Head
Mann Is Elected To Post.
Of Secretary - Treasurer
By Executive Committee
Fraternity District
Dlelegates Selected
Initiation Rules Altered To1
Require Honor Points
George Cosper, '37, of Sigma Chi
fraternity was elected president of
the Interfraternity Council by a ma-
joritynvote in their annual election of
officers held last night. John Mann,
36, president of Trigon fraternity was
elected secretary-treasurer by the out-
going executive committee.
Members of the executive commit-
tee were aso elected from the five
districts into which all fraternities
are grouped. The following men were1
elected representatives of their dis-
tricts: (1) Francis Marcero, '37, of
Phi Sigma Kappa; (2) To be elected
later; (3) Charles Haynes, '37, of Phi
Kappa Psi; and (4) William Fleming,
'37, of Alpha Tau Omega. The repre-
sentative of district three, John Mann,
was later chosen secretary and his
name was perforce withdrawn as the
representative of his district.
Cosper, who has been a try-out for
the Interfraternity Council for the?
past two years, is from Detroit. The
other two nominees who were running
for the presidency were Mann and
Don Hillier, '37, of Delta Kappa Epsi-
lon fraternity. Cosper will succeed
George Williams, '36, and Mann will
succeed Paul Philips, '36.
Other business transacted at the
meeting in addition to the election
was a motion .which was passed to the
effect that the members of the execu-
tive committee will be required to visit
the districts they represent at least
four times a semester."
Article five, section II of the con-
stitution relative to eligibility rules
for initiation was amended. The
amendment did not change the mini-
mum of 11 hours and 14 honor points
required for initiation, but stated that
in the future those having more than
14 hours will have to have an equal
number of honor points. This sec-
tion formerly read that 14 honor
points were all that were required.
It was also decided that pledges
must have 11 hours and 14 honor
points in the first semester of pledge-
ship rather than the first semester
of residence. The meaning of this
change is that hours and honor points
gained in the summer session or a fall
session previous to pledgeship shall
not be construed as applying to elig-
ibility for initiation, Philips ex-
In the report of the publicity com-
mittee, favorable publicity in the fu-
ture for fraternity operations was dis-
Approve Plans
For 50th Annual
Free Handbook'
Plans have been approved for the
publication of the 50th consecutive
annual Michigan Handbook, which
is compiled and distributed free to all
incoming freshmen, it was announced
last night at a meeting of the Board
of Trustees of the Student Christian
This handbook contains useful in-

formation on the various departments
and activities of the University, as
well 'as traditional lore which every
freshman is expected to know thor-
The publication board will be made
up of William O. Warner, Grad.,
managing editor; Richard S. Clark,
'37, associate editor: Neil A. Ball,
'38, publication manager; and Owen
E. Woodruff, '38, business manager.
It is planned that this year's issuej
will be increased from 2,000 copies to
3,000 copies, the purpose being to ac-
comodate the second semester fresh-
men. Advertising soliciting is being
carried on under the direction of
Owen Woodruff. Any student or-
ganization desiring a change in its de-
partment should make arrangements
to see William Warner or Richard
Clark at their offices in Lane Hall, as
oArk is tn cnmmene at once in order

States Stage's Basic Aim
Lost Sight Of In Desire
For Ultra-Realism
Glamor, the glamor which pervadedI
the theatre in the time of such of
its immortals as Maude Adams and
John Drew, is what is needed to revive
the contemporary stage, in the opin-'
ion of Ernest Lawford, now playing
in the Dramatic Season presentation
of "Libel," and long an outstanding
actor on both the American and
English stage.
"There is no theatre today," is Mr.
Lawford's judgment of the modern
drama. The stage which today is
able to support such plays as "To-
bacco Road" and "Waiting For Lefty"
has, he said, lost sight of the basic
aims of the theatre, has become too
realistic and too close to the very facts
which theatre-goers wish to escape.
It is through the desire of playwrights
to use the stage as a social force
alone that the theatre has lost its
ability to hold the public interes, he
said, as it did in the earlier years of
the century.
The greatest difference between the
contemporary English and American
theatres, Mr. Lawford said, is the
fact that English producers common-
ly send a large number of road com-1
panies on tour, while in America
there are few road companies, and
have been no extended tours by any
company other than that made re-
cently by Miss Katherine Cornell.
In comparison, Mr. Lawford recalled
the days when Daniel Frohman had as
many as 18 companies on the road
at the same time. It was during this
period, which marked the high point
in the history of the American theatre,
that Mr. Lawford played Captain
Hook in "Peter Pan" with Maude

stock and repertory companies which
were once so numerous. What brought
on their downfall, he feels, was their
willingness to play hit-shows for long
periods, instead of following a sched-
ule of short runs which would have
developed in the public the "theatre
habit." There can be no doubt, he
added, that the movies helped bring
on the end of the stock and repertory
company, but he is convinced, never-
theless, that they could have survived
against any competition.
And with the stock company, he
said, has passed the best possible
training-school for young actors. His
own training in England, he remin-
isced, was obtained in doing Shake-
speare and the old comedies in stock
companies. Today, he said, the
younger generation of actors cannot
even wear the costumes for these pro-
ductions correctly.
In spite of the fact that the out-
look for the theatre is at present dark,
Mr. Lawford is optimistic. He feels
that the public needs the theatre and
that it will again come into its own.
At present, he finds that he must com-
fort himself with memories of the days
when he played tank-towns with
Maude Adams, and studied under the
idols of the London theatre of an-
other generation.
Refents Make
Appoin tmenits
For Next Year
Prof. Blumer Of Chicago
Will Replace Mackenzie
During First Semester

Adams more suiu times~, 4ana imae Prof. Robert Blumer of the Uni-
five tours across the continent. versity of Chicago will replace Prof. R.
One of the greatest tragedies of D. McKenzie of the sociology depart-
the American theatre, said Mr. Law- ment when the latter is on leave the
ford, has been the passing of the first semester of the next school year,
it was announced yesterday as a con-
e e .1. - firmation of the Regents at their last
Mieig n en Sian meeting.
Also announced was the appoint-
W~iII Be Read ment of Dr. Paul S. Dwyer as research
assistant to the vice-president in
F rOT1 charge of educational investigations.
He was granted his Ph.D. here this
M. L. Viroqua Lemmon was made
1936 Issue To Have 460 'secretary in charge of research funds
Pages; Largest Collection and Amy G. Scutt was made secretary
to the College of Architecture. Walter
Of Campus Pictures!M. Roth was appointed assistant su-
perintendent of Buildings and
The 1936 issue of the Michiganen- Grounds.
sian will be ready for distribution the Mrs. Grace Van Cleaf was made sec-
first of the week, R. FosterCampbell, retary to the committee onoffice per-
editor, announced yesterday. sonnel. Walter A. Donnelly, editor
This year's issue, containing 460 of Univiversity Museums Publications,
pages, approximately 100 pages more was appointed supervising editor of
than last year's edition, will be laid publications in the registrar's office.
out in an entirely different manner, Pierce Brodkorb was made assistant
each school or department having 'curator of the bird division. The fol-
its own separate section. This issue lowing appointments were made by
will also contain the largest collection the Regents at ttheir last meeting:
of pictupes of campus buildings evertB Literary College
to be 'rn in a campus publication.I Chester B. Slawson, Academic Counselor;
Kenneth L. Jones, Academic Counselor;
Distribution will take, placeat the Bruno Meinecke, Academic Counselor;
Student Publications Building; it was Charles M. Davis, Academic Counselor; El-
zada Clover, Instructor and Curator in
announced by Robert O. Thomas,. Botany; Frederick J. Hermann, Curator in
[business manager. the Department of Botany; Mentor L. Wil-
liams, Instructor in English; William P.
Frank Dannemiller, '37, editor for Hastead, Instructor in Speech; John A.
xt year, announced the following Wilson, Assistant Curator, Museum ofPale-
ontology; Marion V. Denny, Assistant'" Cur-
appointments to the editorial staff for ator, Dept. of Mineralogy; Harold Gibbard,
1937: Charlotte Hamilton, '37, wom- Teaching Fellow in Sociology; Ralph Dan-
1937f, Teaching Fellow in Sociology.
en's editor; Fred James, '37A, art Medical School
editor; Arthur B. Lundahl, '38, editor, Russell T. Woodburne, Instructor in An-
Official Student Directory; John Mc- atomy; John W. Barnard, Instructor in
Anatomy; Theodore C. Kramer, Research
Fate, '38, undergraduate schools; Assistant in Anatomy; Marion I. Davis, In-
structor in Dermatology; James S. Snow,
Research Assistant in Dermatology, and
Klein, '38, fraternities; Arthur Lun- Dermatologist in the Health Service; Eliz-
dahl,atltc; JamesWar,'3 abeth Switzer, Stenographer and Clerk,
athletics; J Warren, '38, Anatomy; Abraham Becker, Instructor in
graduate schools; David Strauss, '38, Internal Medicine; William D. Robinson, In-
activities; Betty Gatward, '38, wom- mIstructor in Internal Medicine; Myer Teitel-
baum, Instructor in Internal Medicine; Ed-
en's athletics and activities; Char- ward M. Kline, Instructor in Internal Med-
lotte Baxter, '38, sororities; and Pris icine; Robert S. Barlmer, Instructor in In-
ternal Medicine; Spencer H. Wager, In-
cilla Smith, '38, art schools. The structor in Internal Medicine; Donald S.
photographic editor's appointment ismth, Ins tor Internal Medicine.
.i3ontmIuea on fPage 6)
withheld for the present. Announce- _______ __
ment will be made within a week.
The staff has been reorganized for ly[tes is ltee d.i
a better division of work. One mem-
ber of the women's junior staff has Sphinx President
been eliminated, while the sections of
the remaining three have been sub- Joseph Mattes, '38, was elected
stantially enlarged. The men's staff president and Earl Luby, '38, was
remains the same. Attendant to the elected treasurer of Sphinx, junior
cut in the salary of the managing men's honorary society, in the an-
editor, the pay schedule of the junior nual induction banquet held in the
staff will be revised upward pending Union last night. Eighteen new men
the final decision of the Board in Con- from the present sophomore class were
j trol of Student Publications. ,inducted.

Pick Winners
Of Women's
Gies, Goldstein, Snyder
Are Recipients Of Awards
For Next Semester
(;ifts Of Alumnae
(:oincil lotal $700
Officers ForNext Year Are
Elected By Alumnae At
CardtenP Party
Dorothy Gies, '36, Betty Goldstein,
'37, and Grace Snyder, '37, are the
recipients of the Alumnae Council
Awards for 1936-37 which were an-
nounced yesterday by the May meet-
ing of the Michigan Alumnae Associa-
Miss Gies received the Emma Hol-
brook Clark-Alumnae Council Fel-
lowship of $500. This fellowshp is, in
its major portion, a gift of the San
Francisco Association of the Uni-
versity of Michigan Alumnae, and has
been given and named by that group
as a memorial to Mrs. Clark, who
was, during her lifetime, a loyal mem-
ber of the group.
This is the second time Miss Gies
has been awarded one of the Alumnae
scholarships, receiving the Judith
Ginsberg Colten scholarship last year.
She has been prominent in campus
activities during her college career.
A member of Alpha Lambda Delta,
freshman honorary society, in her
first year, Miss Giess has also be-
longed to Wyvern and Mortarboard,
junior and senior honor societies re-
spectively. She has been a member
of the Daily staff for four years, be-
ing editor of the book page during
the last year. Miss Gies affiliated
with Alpha Xi Delta sorority, has won
an award in the Hopwood contests
each year, winning one for prose and
poetry in her freshman year, and two
for essay, when a sophomore and
junior. She is a member of Phi Beta
Kappa, and lives in Ann Arbor.
Miss Goldstein is the winner of the
$100 Judith Ginsberg Colton scholar-
ship for the, coming year. This schol-
arship has been awarded for three
consecutive years, the women of the
class of 1915, of which Mrs. Colten
was a member, presenting it this year.
Miss Goldstein, of Long Beach, N. Y.,
has taken an active part on campus.
She helped with Penny Carnival, is a
member of Alpha Lambda Dtlta, was
on the house-reception committee of
the League, and the finance commit-
tee for Soph Cabaret. She is a mem-
ber of Phi Beta Kappa.
Miss Snyder, who is affiliated with
Pi Beta Phi sorority, received the Sey-
mour Beach Conger scholarship of
$100. She is a member of Alpha
Lambda Delta, Wyvern, and Mortar-
board. She has been an orientation
leader for the League, was on the
(Continued on Page 5)
Ii il el Drive
Collects $460
On First Day
Dr. Heller And Zwerdling
Elected Guiding Officers
For Campaign
More than $460 was collected last
night to start the seven day drive
of the Hillel Foundation at the gen-

eral organization meeting, which was
addressed by Fred Butzel, '97, of De-
The drive, which is for $3,000, is
part of a national campaign of the
United Palestine Appeal and the Joint
Distribution Committee to raise $3,-
500,000 each to aid Jewish refugees in
Europe and put a maximum number
of them on a self-supporting basis in
Dr. Bernard Heller and Osias Zwer-
dling were unanimously elected pres-
ident and treasurer of the drive, re-
It was announced that both Mr.
Zwerdling and Dr. Heller had contrib-
uted $100. Other noteworthy con-
tributions included Dr. Rueben Kahn,
I Prof. Max Handman, Prof. Louis
Strauss, and S. G. Bothman, $50; Dr.
Raphael Isaacs, $25 and Thomas Cook,
Mr. Butzel emphasized in his speech
the fact that very little of the money
collected will be spent in Germany.
Its main use, he said would be in as-
sistina emigration and the assimila-

Sen. Couzens
Gets Support
Of Democrats
Five Others Are Backed
For Senatorial Ticket
Without Expected Debate

All-Campus Vote


To Various Posts

Deiuonstration For
Frank Murphy Fails
Farley Says He Will NotT
Dictate Candidates And l
Refuses To Discuss Them i
GRAND RAPIDS, May 20. - W) --
Michigan Democrats, in a pre-con- c
vention meeting here today, endorsed d
Sen. James Couzens, (Rep., Mich.), c
and five Democrats for the senatorial p
nomination on their ticket.
The Democrats endorsed included A
Former Governor William A. Com- .
stock and Frank Picard, former chair- f
man of the State Liquor Control Com- .
mission. There was no debate on the f
resolution endorsing the six.
The convention avoided a threat- r
ened storm by letting the sheets go a
and riding well ahead of it. Every-
thing that was postponed was ap-
proved. All comers were included
on the ticket endorsed for the con-
sideration of Democratic voters in
their primary election next Septem-
ber. The list included Couzens, and
five Democrats for United States Sep-
ator, four possible candidates for
governor, including George W. Welsh,
former Republican lieutenant gov-,
ernor and as many candidates for
lieutenant governor.
Murphy Supporters Fail
An attempt to stampede the con-
vention into a demonstration for
Frank Murphy, who was among the S
endorsees for governor, failed. Ad
half dozen young Democrats waved c
Murphy banners and blew horns, but d
they circled the room only once andn
sat down in silence. The name ofp
Senator Couzens was greeted with aC
short lived mixture of boos and
cheers. Former Governor William A. 1
Comstock, a party "walk out" was t
endorsed as one of the candidates for
United States Senator with somr
applause. Other names were received
and endorsed almost methodically.
What had been expected to be onef
of the most uproarious Democraticn
meetings in years flattened out intoh
stoical gathering which producedh
none of the expected fights overt
Welsh, Couzens or Comstock.
Not To Discuss Patronage f
Whether the presence in the city ofc
Postmaster General James A. Farleyf
and his statement that he will notr
attempt to dictate candidates in1
Michigan encouraged leaders tov
smooth the proceedings into a pat-I
tern as orderly as a routine Republi-
can convention was a question. Farleya
talked with many of them, but in-%
sisted he would not discuss patronagei
nor candidates. He declared "it is up
to Murphy and President Roosevelt"
as to whether the commissioner of the
Philippines decides to become a can-1
didate for governor.
Farley did not attend the pre-pri-
mary convention. At the time he was
addressing a convention of postmas-
ters in another building. He said he
believed the quiet convention would
be productive of harmony.1
Musicians' Union
Increases Rates
The Ann Arbor Local of the Ameri-
can Federation of Music has decided
to put into effect a general increase
in the wage scale forthe 1936-37 sea-
son. Most of the orchestras playing.
for campus social events are members
of the Local.
Each man playing for a dance in
the League or Union will receive $2.25
an hour, an increase of 25 cents over
the present rate. Fraternities, soror-'
ties, dormitories and the Law Club
will be required to pay orchestra]
members $2.00 an hour for evening;
dances instead of $1.75, while hourly.
rates for tea dances and rushing
parties will be raised to $1.75 per

Leaders will receive a fee of 75
cents for each man in the orchestra
on all evening contracts instead of
the present fee of 50 cents per man.
Alpha Nu Elects Officers
In Last Meeting Of Year
Alpha Nu, honorary literary speech
society. had its last meeting of the

Initiation Banquet
Held By Triangles
The annual initiation banquet of
Triangles, honorary juniorengineer-
ing society, was held in the Union
ast night. Jack Kasley acted as,
oastmaster. Robert Beuhler, pres-
dent of the society, formally intro-
duced the initiates to the active mem-1
ers and guests. His address of wel-
ome included brief biographies of the
livers new members, telling of their
ualities "which in themselves ex-
plained their presence."
Prof. W. E. Lay, a member of the
Automotive Engineering Department, t
and Prof. A. D. Moore, head mentor s
or freshman students, were initiatedI
s honorary members, and gave the
eature speeches of the banquet.
The Triangles will hold their last
meeting of the year at 8 p.m. TuesdayL
At the Union.
Flotot -Gro)Ups
Assure Order t
Promise Makes Revival Ofi
Tradition A Certainty; t
Date To Be June 2
Revival of Michigan's traditional
Swingout became a certainty yester-
day after all University honor so-t
cieties had agreed to maintain orderr
luring the ceremony, it was an-
nounced last night by William R.2
Dixon, '36, president of the Men'st
Swingout will be held June 2, con-
rary to a previous announcement
that it would be May 26. If rain pre-~
vents the ceremony on June 2, it will
be held June 4, Dixon said.
Although approved tentatively by
the Senate Committee on Student Af-
fairs Thursday, a stipulation that
necessitated the agreement of the
honor societies to maintain order was
included in the petition approved by
the Senate.
The postponement is expected toE
facilitate the arrangements of local
clothiers in obtaining caps and gowns
for both Swingout and Commence-
ment, eliminating a duplication order
by holding the ceremonies within two
weeks of each other, according to
Dixon said that orders for caps
and gowns must be made at least a
week previous to Swingout to be here
in time.
The following committee, all sen-
iors, in charge of Swingout will meet
at 5 p.m. today in Room 306, the
Union: Marjory Spaulding, Russell
Rundquist, Bob Merrill, Foster Camp-
bell, Sue Thomas, Margaret Hiscock,
John A. Cawley, William R. Reed,
John B. Wood, Frank A. Denison,
Grace I. Bartling, Eleanor J. John-
son, Leonard F. Klausmeyer, Erle A.
Kightlinger, Robert L. Morris, Gar-
rett C. Van de Riet and Keith C.'
Farley Names
Wife Of Abbott
As Postmnaster
Mrs. Horatio J. Abbott, wife of the
late Democratic national committee-
man from Michigan, will become Ann
Arbor's new postmaster, and will take
office May 31.
Postmaster General James A. Far-
ley, in Grand Rapids for the State
Democratic convention, wired Mrs.
Abbott yesterday of her appointment.

She will be the first woman in the
history of Ann Arbor to hold this po-
"I am pleased to receive the ap-
pointment," Mrs. Abbott said yester-
day. "I fully realize the responibili-
ties any public office entails and shall
do my best to serve Ann Arbor in
the capacity of postmaster."
On his arrival in Grand Rapids
yesterday, Postmaster-General Far-
ley had announced that he had of-
fered Mrs., Abbott the position in a

Hershey, Fisher, Sullivan
Elected To Positions On
Men's Council
6 Vice-Presidents
Of Union Selected
Bittman, Ladd, Sullivan
Win Publications' Board
Positions In Election
Yesterday's annual all-campus elec-
ion named 18 men who will hold po-
itions on the Men's Council, the
Board in Control of Student Pub-
lications, the Board in Control of
Athletics and as vice-presidents of the
Voting was heaviest in the literary
ollege where Richard G. Hershey,
Thomas K. Fisher and Thomas C.
Sullivan won the three positions on
he Men's Council, polling 116,107,
and 93 votes respectively. Other po-
sitions on the Men's Council were won
by the following: Miller Sherwood of
the engineering college; George Sprau
of the architecture college; Frank
Pehsenfeld of the business adminis-
tration school; William Yost of the
forestry school and John C. Krell of
the music school.
Three Elected To Board
Of the nine nominees for the Board
in Control of Student Publications
the following three were chosen: Ly-
man W. Bittman, Sanford M. Ladd,
and Thomas C. Sullivan polling 241,-
214 and 240 votes respectively. All
three men have held positions on Stu-
dent publications. Bittman was on
The Daily business staff, Sullivan was
on the Gargoyle business staff and
Ladd was on the 'Ensan business
The nominee elected for a position
on the Board in Control of Athletics
was John Townsend who defeated
Stevens T. Mason 366 votes to 161.
Six vice-presidents of the Union
were elected from the various schools
and colleges on campus. Voting was
light in all of these elections, the lit-
erary college casting the most, 113,
in electing Richard G. Hershey over
Julian Orr.
Other Vice-Presidents Named
Others elected tp vice-presidents
were: Robert G. Dailey of the en-
gineering college; Peter Crabtree of
the Medical School, Raymond E.
Sommers of the dental school; Lewis
Kearns of the Law School; and Nor-
man F. Smith, '37 F&C defeated
Wencel Neumann, '37 BAd. 65 votes
to 27 in the combined election for
the business administration school,
the forestry school, education school,
music school and the pharmacy col-
The president of the Men's Council
will be elected at the first meeting of
the new Council which will be held at
7:30 p.m. in the Union today. In addi-
tion to the elected members there are
ex-officio members on the Council
who are chosen in virtue of their po-
sition on campus. These include Jo-
seph Mattes, '38, president of Sphinx,
George Cosper, '37, president of the
Interfraternity Council, Herbert C.
Wolf, '37, president of the Union, Wil-
ham Struve, '37, recording secretary
of the Union, a representative of The
Daily totbe elected by the Board of
Editors today, and the president of
Triangles to be elected soon.
Arts Society Holds
Contest Tomorrow
Amateur bards and aspiring Virgils
will compete tomorrow in the 6th
Annual Poetry Reading Contest of the

Interpretive Arts Society.
The contest, which is being held
instead of the usual weekly program
of the Interpretive Arts Society, is
scheduled for 4 p.m. today in Room
205, Mason Hall. A cordial invitation
is extended to the public by Prof.
R. D. T. Hollister, director of the So-
Each speaker will be allowed 12
minutes in which to present and dis-
cuss his poetical selections. First and
second prizes will be anthologies of

18 Men


Barnes Announces New
Gargoyle Business StaffI
Gargoyle business staff appoint-
ments were announced yesterday by
C. Grant Barnes, '36, newly-appointed
business manager of the Gargoyle.
Marion Paterson, '37, was selected
as women's advertising manager;

Dr. Karl Litzenberg of the Eng-
lish department. who has made an
honorary member of Sphinx with
Richard Fuller of the sociology de-
partment, gave the principle address.
Sanford Ladd and Richard G. Her-
shey are the men, respectively, whom
Mattes and Luby succeed.
I Former Students Of Ev III

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