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SATURDAY, OCT. 10, 1936


Plans Proceed
In Community
Fund Campaign
University Group To Hold
Intensive , Solicitation
Drive Next Week.
With the opening of the Commun-
ity Fund campaign scheduled for next
week, the university division of the
organization is preparing for an in-
tensive solicitation drive under the
leadership of a general committee
composed of Prof. Laylin K. James, of
the Law School, Prof. Robert P.
Briggs, of the economics department,
Prof. Charles B. Gordy of the College
of Engineering.
Working under the committee will
be the chairmen for the various cam-
pus departments of the fund, the list
of whom was released yesterday by
Everett Hames, executive secretary.
The list follows:
Appoint Campus Chairmen
For the College of Architecture,
Prof. ,G. M. McConkey; College of
Engineering, Prof. Glen L. Alt; Col-
lege of Literature, Science and the
Arts, Prof. Philip E. Bursley; College
of Pharmacy, Prof. Charles E.
Department of Military Science
and Tactics, Col. Fred C. Rogers;
Extension Division, Public Health
and Hygiene Service, Dr. Lloyd R.
Gates; General Administration, Her-
bert P. Wagner; General Library and
departmental libraries, Gertrude
Maginn; Law School, Prof. Edson R.
Sunderland; School of Medicine, Dr.
Herman M. Pollard.
Department of Physical Education
for men, Prof. Elmer D. Mitchell; De-
partment of Physical Education for
women, Dr. Margaret Bell; Yost
Field House, coaching staff and Ad-
ministration Building, Andrew S.
Baker; School of Business Adminis-
tration, Prof. Robert G. Rodkey;
School of Dentistry, Dr. J. W. Kemp-
Dr. Raleigh Is Chairman
School of Education, Dr. Raleigh
Schorling; School of Forestry and
Conservation, Prof. E. C. O'Roke;
School of Music, Prof. Anthony J.
Whitmire; University Museums, Dr.
C. L. Hubbs; Michigan Union, H. T.
Hayesmeyers, Michigan League, Mrs.
Ellen S. Stanley.
For the University Hospital unit,
Robert Greve is chairman and work-
ing under him will be Agnes Ten-
nant, Mrs. Mary Waller, John M.
Fitzgerald Dorothy Ketcham, Ma-
rie Wanzeck, Florence Babcock, Rob-
ert A. Howard and George P. Bugbee.
Players Group
To Give Comic
Opera Nov. 9
Prof. Carr Writes Libretto
For Play To Be Given In
School Auditorium
The Hampstead Community Play-
ers, builders of the first Ann Arbor
open-air amphitheatre, will present
two plays before the Christmas holi-
days, it was announced yesterday by
Dr. Harold Whitehall of the English
department and production manager
for the forthcoming production.
The first of these, "Frontiers," will
be given in the middle of November
in the Pettingill Auditorium of the
Ann Arbor High School. The libret-

to was written by Prof. Lowell J.
Carr of the sociology department and
the score by Dr. Heinreich Handorf
of Northville. "Frontiers" is a comic
opera which was first presented in
the summer by the group in its
The director of the production will
be Barbara Van de Vort.
In the future, Dr. Whitehall ex-
plained, the Players 'may produce
scripts submitted to the Hopwoods
for awards. In this way, he pointed
out, the group will have a steady
supply of good material and-the pros-
pect of having their mansucripts pro-
duced will serve as an incentive for
more Hopwood writing.
After Christmas, it was explained,
the group hopes to give one perform-
ance a month, and after May will
move into its amphitheatre.
The amphitheatre was built this
summer by the members of the group
and has been equipped with a modern
lighting system and a 40-foot stage
overlooking the Huron River. The
amphitheatre is near Hampstead
Lane, the home of Professor Carr,
which accounts for the name of the
Registration of all alumni for the
purpose of establishing their pres-
ence in town will be held by the
alumni authorities ,in the Union to-
day, with similar registration being
conducted by the Union authorities.

Meeting Hears
Ruthven, Zeder
U. S. Entrance Into War
Called Very Improbable

Chairman of Senate Commiutee Discusses Fokker A ffidavit


Students Flock


By Alex Dowa
(Continued from Page 1)
ized and numerous air force and
thorough organization for supplying
munitions were stressed as the sound-I
est way to keep this country out of
war by Alex Dow, president of the
Detroit Edison Co., in a talk before
the Conference at dinner last night
in the Union.
Although, Mr. Dow emphasized,
there seemed practically no possibili-
ty at present that the United States'
would be attacked by a foreign pow-
er, the experiences of the World War
and other national conflicts had
shown the necessity for complete pre-
paredness for any eventualities. Mu-
nitions supplies in particular, Mr. Dow
speaking from information which his
capacity as director of the Third
Munitions District has brought him
said, are frequently found disastrous-
ly insufficient.
Dismembered China was cited by
Mr. Dow as an excellent example of
an unprepared land helpless before
more efficiently organized and di-
rected countries.
Orient Situation Safe
The situation in the Orient, how-
ever, Mr. Dow anticipated, is not
likely to involve this country except
in the contingency that Japanese ex-
pansion into the Philippines were
actively opposed by Australia. Like-
wise the nations of' central Europe,
confronted by Hitler's ambitions to
annex the Ukraine to Germany,
might be close to conflict, but such
conflict could not draw the United
States into war, in Mr. Dow's opinion.
In western Europe and the Medi-
terranean region, where Mr. Dow
saw conditions which might precipi-
tate general war despite the repug-
nance of the peoples to fighting, a
very grave and insulting "slap in the
face," due to the resulting turmoil,

(Continued from Page 4)
dents to its service at 10:30 a.m.
Walt'er Sodt, student in seminary at
Columbus, will deliver the sermon
Saviour and Sinner."
The Lutheran Student Club meets
this Sunday evening in Zion Luth-
eran Parish Hall at 5:30 p.m. Fellow-
ship hour until 6 when supper will
be served by ladies of the church.
Program for this Sunday night will
be on the Lutheran Student Associa-
tion in America led by Ahti Machela,
Gerhard Naeseth and Pastor for
Lutheran Students.
Reformed and Christian Reformed
Churches: Church services are being
held every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in
the Womens League Chapel. Thel
speaker for Oct. 11 will be Dr. H. H.
Meeter of Calvin College, Grand Rap-
ids. A cordial invitation is extended
to all.
The Hillel Independents will hold
their opening meeting Sunday, Oct.
11 promptly at 8:30 p.m. There will
be a business meeting after which Dr.
Raphael Isaacs will address the
group. Everyone is cordially invited.)
The Graduate Club of the Hillel
Foundation cordially invites all grad-
uate students to a reception Tuesday
evening, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the
Hillel Foundation.
Church of Christ (Disciples) Hill
and Tappan Sts., Sunday.
10:45 a.m., Morning worship, Rev.
Cowin, minister.
12 noon, Students' Bible class, H.
L. Pickerill, leader.

To Spanish And
Italian Classes
The Romances language are enjoy-
ing a substantial increas'e this year
in total number of students enrolled,
asserts Prof. Hugo P. Thieme, chair-
man of the department. Italian is
in the van with a 40 per cent increase
while Spanish also promises to reach
a much higher figure than last year.
Professor Thieme was unable to ac-
count for the decided increase, espe-
cially in Spanish as the latter has
been steadily regressing during the
past few years.
The unanticipated rise in enroll-
ment has left the department con-
siderably undermanned, Prof. Thieme
said. Whereas, formerly the average
number of students per class ranged
from 10 to 20, it has now become
expedient to increase this number
to 25 to 35, he said. "An increase
of the teacher-pupil ratio is particu-
larly distressing in languages," he
went on, "as it renders the classes
too cumbersome for satisfactory indi-
vidual attention.
When questioned on the quality of
his students over a period of years,
Professor Thieme stated that the
whole department has noted a de-
cided change in attitude on the part
of the students, since the depression.

-Associated Press Photo.
United States Senator Gerald P. Nye (right), of Noth Dakota, chairman of the Senate Munitions In-
vestigatio'n Committee, is shown in Washington dis ussing the Fokker affidavit in which Elliott Roosevelt,
son of the President, was named as party to a contract to sell planes to Soviet Russia. Associated Press
reporters Rex Ingraham (left) and Frank I. Weller (be lide Ingraham) covered the press conference.

could drag this nation into the war, "Civilization has failed signally in
he said. the modern trend toward over-spe-
Only a conflict between two first- cialization; culturally the modern
class naval powers would be likely world has degenerated," he con-
to involve the United States, Mr. Dow tinued.
further qualified the conditions under To meet this problem we are faced
which the national defense might be with the necessity of "functionalizing
called upon. And the best defense in our ideals," and the best hope of
such an event would consist of a pow- achieving this lies in our schools. We
erful navy backed up by modern have an abundance of ideals, he said,
fighting planes, he added. but we do not put them in operation.
Under no condition did Mr. Dow Education must be a training in
foresee a major war before the spring the technique of living, training for
of 1938, despite the complications citizenship in a proper social order.
arising between Russia, Germany and We are not confronted with a choice
France out of the present Spanish between fascism and communism, but
situation. The countries with reason we cannot survive, we cannot achieve
for war are not ready with munitions peace, without the recognition of our
yet, he said, to fight. responsibility for the welfare of
Spiritual Growth Needed others.
At a luncheon for the conference "We of the University want pro-
the need for "spiritual and cultural fessors, even in advanced classes, to
growth," as the only alternative to consider students as human beings
"a world pulled down about our ears," designed to forward social well-being.
was expressed by President Alexan- We must train students how, rather
der Ruthven in an address. than what, to think.


"We must learn to use material
advantages for good, to acquire poise
and judgment, to behave as we do
not now behave. We need to sup-
plement technical training with spir-
itual growth."
Discuss Research Problems
Following the luncheon, a session
on problerms of industrial research
was held. Prof. A. E. White, director'
of the department of engineering re-
search, spoke on the subject "Indus-
trial Research at the University." J.
H. Hunt, director of the new devices
section of General Motors Corpora-
uion, and R. A. Hayward, president
of the Kalamazoo Vegetable Parch-
ment Company, also spoke at the
Today the Conference will devote
the morning to a series of inspection
trips about the campus, with demon-
strations at laboratories en route to,
be witnessed. In the afternoon the!
delegates will attend the Michigan-
Indiana game.

5 p.m., all students will meet at
the church. Transportation will be
provided to the bluff east of the
city. The outing program will in-
clude games, a 15 cent picnic supper,
and a brief vesper service. If the
weather is not suitable for the outing
the regular 5:30 social {hour, supper
and program will be held at the
church. If in doubt as to where the
meeting is to be held phone 5838.

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