THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Four Speakers Will Talk
To Interfaith Group In
Dr. Raymond Hoekstra of the phil-
osophy department will be the prin-
cipal speaker at the Interfaith meet-
ing to be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow af-
ternoon in the Grand Rapids Room
of the League, Dr. Edward W. Blake-
man, counselor in religious educa-
tion, announced yesterday.
The meeting will be attended by
faculty members and students repre-
senting the four religious traditions
on the campus, Dr. Blakeman said.
Professor Hoekstra will address the
group on "Religion and Values." The
meeting is not open to the public. .
Four speakers, representing the dif-
ferent faiths, will give their opinions
of the views contained in Dr. Hoek-
stra's talk. The Rev. Fr. Allen J.
Babcock, of St. Mary's chapel will
represent the Catholic church, the
Rev. Dr. Charles W. Brashares of
the First Methodist Church will
speak for the Protestants, Rabbi
Bernard Heller of the Hillel Founda-
tion will represent the Jewish faith,
and Rattan S. Sichon, Grad., will
speak for the Eastern faith, includ-
ing Buddahism, Hinduism and Mo-
This Interfaith meeting is being
arranged by the faculty committee on a
religious education, which includes
Professors John L. Brumm, chair-
man of the journalism department;
Leroy Waterman, chairman of the
Oriental languages and literatures
department; Dewitt Parker, chair-
man of the philosophy department;
Preston W. Slosson of the history de-
partment; Carl D. LaRue of the bot-
any department; Howard Y. Mc-
Clusky of the education school; Ra-
phel Isaacs of medical school; John
P. Dawson of the law school; Erich
A. Walter of the English department;
and William A. McLaughlin of the
romance languages department.
Irving Levitt, '36, will preside over
biank Signing Confession, To Horrible T orch Murder
Damaging Evidence Brings
Confession From And
Breaks Alibi Of Killer
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though an examination of the heart
showed that it was normal.
The conclusive evidence of crime
was found in the skin. The extensive
burns on the body showed that it had
been in contact with an intense fire
for at least ten minutes.
Though damaging, the evidence"
was considered only superficial, so
I Dr. Bugher removed the entire re-
spiratory tract and brought it to the
University Hospital for further ex-
amination. Meanwhile, Blank was
charged with the murder of his wife.
Dr. A. A. Christman began the ex-
amination to see if there were any
carbon monoxide in the organs.
Evidence of this sort would have
pointed to asphyxiation by smoke.
No traces of monoxide could be found.
The agent of asphyxiation was fin-
ally found by Dr. Emerson. Chloro-
form was found in the brain, liver,
kidney and stomach contents when
he made his examination.
Testimony of Dr. Bugher and Dr
Emerson was introduced into the trial
of Blank on Wednesday. Before that
time Blank had steadfastly clung to
his plea of innocence. When the Uni-
versity faculty members gave their
testimony, however, Blank's alibi soon
broke down, and he made a complete
confession on Thursday. The de-
tails of the confession were in every
way consistent with the findings of
Mae West Suit Is
Angell Hall Statistical Machine
Pries Imo Lies Of Sudents
-Associated Press Photo.
Because she "nagged" him about money for their expected baby, George Blank, 24, Maple Rapids farmer,
struck his wife, choloroformed her, he confessed to officers Thursday, and set fire to his house in order to
destroy the evidence.
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mal expository essays or papers of a
critical or interpretative character,
preferably on related subjects, the
topics being in a broad sense philos-
ophically treated; and the third con-
sists of "a major piece of formal ex-
pository writing in the nature of a
treatise, such as a historical work,
a biography or a piece of formal lit-
erary, aesthetic or philosophic dis-
Other fields of creative writing em-
braced in the Hopwood Awards are
dramatic writing, fiction and poetry.
No definite standards or criteria have
been set up for works of fiction and
poetry, it being the spirit of the
Hopwood Awards that "the new, the
unusual and the radicalshall be espe-
In the field of drama manuscripts
will be evaluated on the basis of their
"potentiality for production in terms
of contemporary theatre and the
knowledge of stagecraft displayed, the
importance of their ideational (philo-
sophic, ethical) implication and the
literary skill shown in the dialogue
considered as writing for the stage."
The judges and the literary critic
selected to deliver the annual Hop-
wood Lecture on Literature, will be
announced later in the semester, Pro-
fessor Cowden stated.
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Communism in America " Mid-week
Lenten devotional service on Wednes-
day evenings at 7:45.
Unitarian Church, Sunday:
5:30, Twilight service: "Our debt
to the A-Typical." 7:30, Liberal
Students Union. Preview of four
reels of movies taken recently in
Europe and Russia.
Johnny Layton ,world famous three
cushion billiard player, will appear
in the last exhibition in the Union
billiard room for this year on Mon-
day, March 2, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00
p.m., and from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Rog-
er Dillon, M.A., '32, will compete
against him in the evening exhibition.
Strauss Resigns As
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this field that he concentrated while
He is the editor of several books,
the latest of which is "The Intel-
lectual Milieu of John Dryden" pub-
lished in 1934. He has also pub-
lished editions of the works of Pope,.
Dryden, and Byron.
Professor Bredvold will take up his
duties as chairman of the English
department as soon as the academic
By Regents' Act
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gineering for the year 1936-37 was
also acknowledged by the Regents.
John Spaulding, Detroit lawyer,
gave $300 as payment for a first edi-
tion of Euclid to be placed in the
Library in memory of Prof. Alexand-
er Ziwet. The book will be a part
of the Oliver Spaulding collection.
From the estate of former Regentl
W. L. Clements was received several
catalogues and periodicals and cer-
tain bibliographical materials to be
placed in the Clements Library.
The Regents were given $600 by1
the W. K Kellogg Foundation to be
used for post graduate education in
Medicine. From W. R. Kales, De-
troit, $300"was received to be added
to other gifts for the construction of
the Lake Angelus Solar Tower.
Student accounts due the Uni-
versity must be paid before the last
day of classes beginning with the
present semester, the Regents decid-
ed. The former rule was that such
loans only had to be paid before the
final exam was taken. Loans and
accounts which are unpaid now are
not subject to the new ruling.
Sabbatical leave was granted to
Prof. J. Waite of the Law School, and
Regent James O. Murfin, Detroit,
succeeded Regent Edward Shield,
Lansing, as a member of the govern-
ing board of the Lawyer's Club.
Stirange Apparatus Gives
Each A Number, Tells
By CLINTON B. CONGER
In the basement of Angell Hall
there stands a battery of machines
working on a principle analogous to
a player piano, which spends its time,
under the direction of Alan D. Mea-
cham, prying into the intimate de-
tails of student life, and also under-
takes a great many other statistical
surveys for the University.
The machines are the units of
the University's sorting and tabulat-
ing station in 220 Angell Hall and
Mr. Meacham is the assistant in
charge of the station.
Like 'G-Men' Equipment
Similar to machines at tke Depart-
ment of Justice headquarters used
by the "G-Men" to sort out men an-
swering to a certain description or
with a certain fingerprint type from
their extensive identification files,
the machines here will, if they are
fed the proper set of cards, tell you
in almost no time the number of
students whose parent's occupation
is listed as blacksmith, the number
of students concentrating ina depart-
ment, or the number of hours of B
granted last semester in the Univer-
All this information, as a matter of
fact, they can compute from one set
of cards, the general enrollment and
scholarship card for each student,
which is drawn up in the statistical
station from !the registratr's card
each year. In blank, the cards used
by the tabulating machines are about
three and a half inches high by seven
and a half inches wide, and num-
bered so as to be divided transverse-
ly into 12 columns and vertically into
Process Is Long
The surface of the student card is
divided into blanks in which the gen-
eral information of the registrar's
card is typed in. After that the card
is placed in the first machine of
the battery, which has a keyboard
like a typewriter, but punches a small
slit in the card in any column or
Thus in the first column of the
card is punched the sex of the stu-
dent, indicated by zero for a man
and one for a co-ed. In the next
eight columns are punched the in-
itials and first six lettters of the
student's name, according to an al-
phabetical code in which each letter
is indicated by two punch-holes, one
in row X, Y, or O, and one in the rows
numbered from one to nine.
The home town is then punched
in according to a code number in
three more columns, allowing desig-
nations from 000 to 999. Other en-
tries on the card, also put in by
code number, show the date of birth,
date on entrance, class, home state
and county, course, and session, as
well as the occupation of parent, to
which four columns, or 9,999 code
numbers, are allotted.
Twenty eight columns are devoted
to grades for each semester, arranged
in such a way that the number of
hours as well as the grade can be
registered, classified in columns from
A to E, I or X, and, totals.
General fraternity, professional
fraternity, and dormitory or residence
are also indicated, as well as the
source and amount of advance credit.
Columns 73 and 74 are two sinister
headings entitled "withdrawal date"
and "withdrawal cause."
And last but not least, confirm-
ing long-standing suspicions, appears
evidence that every student here is
designated by a number as well as
a name, and that number is punched
in the last columns on the card.
The cards, when thus filled out
and punched, can be fed into a sec-
ond machine which will sort them
alphabetically, by "serial number,"
or according to any one item in the
Still another machine will run the
cards through a second time, either
removing, or just counting the num-
ber of cards punched to indicate any
At the time the machines were
running through a special fish study
for the Institute of Fisheries of the
University Museums. The cards, after
being put through the machine to
extract from them a particular col-
umn, were fed into the master ma-
chine of the entire outfit, the machine
which takes the cards by groups and
types out a report.
Into this machine, for example,
was fed a set of cards on a fish study
to show the kinds, size, total length,
and number of fish caught, arranged
in groups by columns.
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NEW YORK, Feb. 27.-'0P)--A
Supreme Court order was sent to Los
Angeles authorities today to authorize
service upon Mae West of a suit by
Frank Wallace, an actor, who seeks
to enjoin Miss West from denying
he is her husband or that she is mar-
The order was signed by Justice
John E. McGeehan.
Wallace stirred a turmoil in the
screen and stage world a year ago by
his assertion he had married Miss
West in Milwaukee.
"I never heard of the guy," was
Miss West's retort.
A marriage license clerk, hunting
around in the records, found a mar-
riage license issued to a Mae West
and a Frank Wallace in 1911, but
Miss West remained firm in her de-
nials she had married.
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