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The Weather

Mostly cloudy and unsettled
today and tomorrow; some pos-
sibility of rain or snow flurries.


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A Point
Of Fact ...

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42 Fraternities
Pledge 575 As
Fall Rushin
Period Closes
Largest Number In Last
Five Years Joins 42
Fraternities Here
Council Surveys
Rushing System

Daily Will Begin Presidential
Poll Of Campus Tomorrow

Vote Is Part Of National
Balloting Of Princeton
Campus NewspaperI
The Daily, with the cooperation of
the Union and the League, will start
Wednesday to poll the entire campus
on the presidential election.
The poll, to be run in connection
with The Daily Princetonian's nation-
wide collegiate poll, will seek to de-
termine campus sentiment on each,
presidential candidate. Faculty mem-
bers will be polled later.
A poll committee, composed of4
Charlotte Rueger, '37, president of1
the League; Herbert Wolfe, '37, pres-
ident of the Union; and Elsie A.
Pierce, '37, managing editor of The
Daily, will be responsible for arrange-
From 9 a.m. through 2:30 p.m., and
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., tomorrow,1
Thursday and Friday, students will
be able to obtain ballots from six
polling places located at prominentI
points on the campus. Identifica-s
tion cards must be produced beforeI
a ballot will be accepted by the per-;
son in charge of the polling places.c

The polls will be at: Angell Hall
lobby; the Diagonal in front of the
Main Library; in front of the Union;
in the League; under the Engineer-
ing Arch. Tomorrow and Thursday
noon they will be on the mall between
the School of Education and the Col-
lege of Architecture, and Thursday
afternoon and Friday in the Law
School. The polling place in the
League wlil be open from 9 a.m. to
noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. daily.
Results of The Daily poll will be
published each morning with the total
vote coming out Saturday. Results
of the national collegiate poll will
be available soon after Oct. 20, ac-
cording to the Daily Princetonian.
The poll committee stressed the
fact that each student in the Uni-
versity should attempt to cast a vote
and gave assurance that "every pre-
caution" will be taken against stuffing
ballot boxes. It is the committee's
opinion that three days should be
sufficient to catch all students with
their identification cards. A small
check will be placed on each card af-
ter a student has voted to insure'
against a person voting more than

N.Y. Minimum
Wage Law Is
Still Invalid
Supreme Court Stands Pat
On Previous Decision
On Wage Laws
Agrees To Review
Washington Statute

Justices Decide On
Appeals In First
Of New Term


Interfraternity Council Has
No Charges Of Illegal
Fraternity rushing came to a con-
clusion last night with the formal
pledging of 575 men, the largest num-
ber pledged in the past five years.
Pledge classes in the 42 fraternities
that turned in preference lists ranged
in number from one to 27, with the
average class numbering 13. The in-
creased number of pledges was ex-
plained by officials as a result of this
year's record breaking enrollment
together with the decreased number
of fraternities on campus this year.
No charges were entered with the
Interfraternity Council for illegal
rushing either for the regular rush-
ing period or the silence period, ac-
cording tohGeorgeCosper, '37, pres-
ident of the council.
Council Survey
Registrations with the council
numbered 730 this year according to
Cosper, and the plan of giving each
man a name badge was so well re-
ceived that it will be continued, he
The number of men pledging this'
fall is greater than it has been since
the depression, figures show. Last
year there were 458 pledged in the
fall and in 1934 there were 498.
Although only the customary com-
plaints against the present rushing
system have been made this fall, ac-
cording to Cosper, the council through
correspondence with other schools is
endeavoring to survey the problem;
and to ascertain if there is in opera-
tion a system more practical for
Michigan's needs than the present1
Following are the pledges:
Acacia: 24
William Askren, Paul Brickley,
Tracy Buckwater, Richard A. Con-,
ners, Allen Cook, John Cound, Fritz
DeFries, Frank Edgar, John H. Far-3
rens, Jr., Ted Gibson, John Hunt,
Donald Johnson, Robert Juhl, How-
ard Lawrence, Shannon D. Lientz,
Jr., Richard Mann, Frank MacDon-
ald, John Mulkey, John Munn, Ver-
non Poest, Jack Redwine, Fred Sey-
froed, Dean W. Snow, Robert Allen
Solomon, Grant Valpey, Ben Werry,
Richard Wheeler.
Alpha Delta Phi: 18
Otto R. Becker, Hal T. Benham,
Daniel Bowen, A. C. McGraw Carter,
John D'Arcy, James Campbell Ever-
ett, Lloyd M. Forster, John Hamilton,
John K. Kleene, Theodore T. Leon-
ard, Frank Mabely Earl Vincent
Moore, Jr., William G. Parfet, Tho-
mas Tussing, Frederic Wagner, James
(Continued on Page 2)
Prof. Christian
to Give First
Organ Recital
Second Concert In Series
Of Four To Be Played
By Professor Doty
Palmer Christian, professor of or-
gan in the School of Music and Uni-
versity organist, will give the first of
a series of four Wednesday afternoon
recitals at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
The recital of Oct. 21 will be
played by William E. Doty, professor
)f composition and assistant profes-
sor of organ in the music school. The
two succeeding programs will be
played by Professor Christian.
The "tradition" of the Wednesday
afternoon organ concerts, which are
given without admission charge, goes
back nearly a quarter of a century.
The programs are varied, and are
planned to make use of the vast re-
sources of the Frieze Memorial Or-

The program for Oct. 14 is as
follows: Psalm XIX, Marcello; An-
dante, Stamitz; Fantasia and Fugue
in C Minor, Bach; Choral in A Min-
or, Franck; Rhapsody in D, Saint-

60 Will Honor
Dr. Hu Shieh
At Luncheon
Eminent Chinese Is Here
After Attending Harvard
More than 60 reservations have
been made for attendance at the
luncheon in honor of Dr. Hu Shieh
at 12:15 p.m. today in the Union.
Dr. Hu arrived here last night en-
route from the Harvard Tercenten-
ary celebration where he was given
an honorary degree and where he
delivered one of the priicipal ad-
dresses. He is spending the day here
as the guest of the Chinese students
whom he will meet tonight.
Recognized as the most eminent
Chinese philosopher living today, Dr.
Hu is a contributor and author of
many books and periodicals. Among1
his best known work is his chapter in
Will Durant's "Mansions of Philos-
Dr. Hu will be the house guest of
Prof. Arthur E. Wood while in Ann
Arbor. After his luncheon speech he
will visit President Ruthven and then
go to the office of Dr. J. Raleigh Nel-
son, counsellor to foreign students,1
influential. in bringing the distin-
guished Chinese to the campus, for
a press conference. He will leave to-'
morrow for the West Coast.
Loyalist Force 1
Is Surrounded
By Insurgents
Government Force Caught'
By Rebels In Wooded
Region Near City
BURGOS, Spain, Oct. 122.-P)-A
government force attempting to re-
capture San Martin De Valdelglisias
was trapped tonight in a heavily
wooded region three miles from the
town by three columns of insurgents.
Insurgent officers herensaid the
government soldiers could not ad-
vance and that the insurgents had
cut off any avenue of retreat.
(An insurgent radio broadcast from
Seville claimed that their forces at
San Martin had killed or wounded
500 government fighters. The broad-
caster -also charged the government
troops had killed 300 hostages before
fleeing from the town).
Government airplanes bombarded
insurgents trying to consolidate their
positions in the region, but were driv-
en off by anti-aircraft batteries.
The insurgent commanders were
concentrating troops for a drive on
Madrid, which they hope to occupy
within 10 days.
The concentration was speeded
both becausenof a Soviet threat of
possibleaidsto the Madrid govern-
ment and the unusually early ap-
proach of winter weather.
The insurgents were massing in the
mountains west of Madrid, and on
the Avila and Toledo fronts. Their
officers were encouraged by the oc-
cupation of Cerbreros, mountain
town which controls Madrid's elec-
tric supply, and by the capture of two
towns - Villa-Harta and Espiel -
about 20 miles northwest of Cordoba.
B.ik fiahtinE in havv rinma

Relief Set-Up
Of New Deal
Hit By Landon
G.O.P. Candidate Would1
Have 'Liberal' Program
Built On Cash Grants1
CLEVELAND, Oct. 12.-()-A
"liberal" relief program built on
federal cash grants and state admin-
istration was proposed by Gov. AlfI
M. Landon tonight to replace the New1
Deal rule whcih he termed a "na-F
tional scandal" and "disgrace.''
He said that the Roosevelt admin-
istration had diverted relief money tol
building a "shameless political ma-
Even worse, the Governor said, was
its "record of miserable failure" in
the duties of administering relief "so1
wisely, so sympathetically that hu-
man values will not be destroyed" and1
"of doing everything in our power to
assist real recovery-that means to1
get real jobs for the unemployed."
Standing in the big public audi-
torium where the Pepublican conven-
tion nominated him for the presi-
dency four months ago, Governor
Landon presented his personal elab-
oration of the relief plank in that
convention's platform.
"The first thing is to get rid of
waste, extravagance and politics in
the administration of relief," Landon
said. "We must have a common
sense, workable solution."
"The first step in building an in-;
telligent system for handling relief is
to find out the facts," he declared.
"That the Republican party proposes
to do.
"The Republican party as a major
reform proposes to return the ad-
ministration of reliefetothehstates.
It will then be possible for the com-
munities themselves to determine just
what form relief should take. They
will determine what, if any, work re-
lief projects will be started or con-
Gargoyle-Life Offer
May Be Retracted
C. Grant Barnes, '37, business man-
ager of the Gargoyle, announced yes-
terday that he has not been informed
by the management of Life magazine
what arrangements will be made con-
cerning the subscription to the na-
tional monthly humor magazine
which has been offered with a Gar-
goyle subscription.
Life wasrecently purchased by the
Time Publishing Co., and word has
not yet been received as to whether
publication of Life will continue or
another magazine will be substituted
for it. Information is expected from
the Life Publishing Co. within the
Michigan Prepares
To Welcome Landon
DETROIT, Oct. 12.-(P)--Mich-
igan was prepared tonight to wel-
come the Republican party's presi-
dential aspirant, Gov. Alf M. Lan-
don, with all the fanfare, bands,
fle a- qand nihic- i a on ,nnlA *,rniah

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12.-(P)-In
its first business session of the term, I
the Supreme Court today stood pat e
on its invalidation of the New York s
minimum wage law for women and t
agreed to review an appeal from a c
decision holding a similar statute inn
the State of Washington was con-t
The appeal on the Washington law r
was made by opponents of the statute, C
and so the court's action was what a
they wanted. But at the same time I
it will grant advocates of such legis-s
lation another chance to convince thes
high tribunal of its constitutionality.t
Rule On Labor Lawst
In all, the court acted on 295 ap-f
peals today, consenting to review six
disputes involving New Deal legis-
lation and declining to pass on three
others. In addition, it not only re-
fused to rehear the New York case,
but also declined to reconsider its
five to four ruling last May holding
unconstitutional the federal munici-e
pal bankruptcy law to help cities re-C
duce their indebtedness.
Major New Deal rulings involveds
the Railway Labor Act; the WagnerF
Labor Law, the Public Utility Hold-
ing Co. Act, the Silver Profits Tax,
and the revised Frazier-Lemke FarmC
Mortgage Moratorium Law.t
Justice Department officials ex- 1
pressed "great satisfaction" with the r
court's rulings. They said the gov-
ernment's percentage of granted re-t
quests was "the best in many years."s
Chief interest today, however, cen-t
tered on the r'inimum wage law, be-I
cause the court's 5 to 4 decision r
that the New York statute was un-I
constitutional had echoed into theX
presidential campaign.
It was this decision last June thatt
drew from President Roosevelt a
statement that the court had estab-
lished a no man's land in which nei-
ther the federal nor the state govern-
ments could act.'
New Deal Laws
New Deal litigation the justices
consented to hear argued involved:
Whether the government can hold
up rulings by lower courts on validity
of the Public Utility Holding Co. Act
until it obtains a final decision by the
Supreme Court on the legislation in
an action it brought against the Elec-
tric Bond and Share Co. The court
of appeals for the District of Co-
lumbia ruled against the govern-
A 50 per cent tax on silver profits
in connection with the Silver Pur-
chase Act. The court of claims held
the tax unconstitutional in a case
filed by Percy K. Hudson of New York.
Provisions of the Railway Labor
Act authorizing collective bargaining
between representatives of employes
and the raliroads. The act, amended,
in 1934, was held constitutional. by
the fourthbcircuit court of appeals in
a dispute between the Virginian Rail-
way and some of its employes.
New Broadcast Is
To Begin Today
The first University "actuality
broadcast" is scheduled to go on the
air at 2:15 p.m. today from the Wil-
liam L. Clements Library of Ameri-
can History. Waldo Abbot, director
of broadcasting, will take the micro-
phone into the Library where Ran-
dolph G. Adams, director, will de-
scribe to the radio listeners the book
written by Columbus concerning his
He will also tell about the Clinton
and Greene papers, give a descrip-
tion of the early maps of America,
and then comment upon the pur-
pose of the library.
For this series of "actuality broad-
casts," which will take place every
Tuesday at the same time, Mr. Ab-
bot will take the microphone into the
various museums, laboratories, shops,

and other points of interest on the
Crn.elinntP Ctnrlnt

F. D. R. Says
Recovery Is
Almost Here C
President Defends Budget P
Plans Before Cheeringa
Crowd Of 45,000c
Declares Monetary T
System Is Sound'
Criticism By RepublicansR
Is 'Pitiful Spectacle,' h
President ClaimsB
DENVER, Colo., Oct. 12.-(P)-A
President Roosevelt carried his re- R
election drive to the Rocky Mountain f
states today with a twin declaration f
hat the United States is "around the d
corner" toward recovery and that "ourd
monetary system is the soundest inC
the world." e
Standing on a gayly decorat-
platform on the west terrace of the b
Colorado State House, Roosevelt told r
a great outdoor throng that Repub- T
lican leaders had made a "pitiful b
spectacle" in criticizing government d
spending while seeking Federal aid
themselves, and pledged his adminis-
tration to "save" the constitutional
form of government for America.
As in former speeches he did not
mention Gov. Alf M. Landon or Col.
Frank Knox by name, but he struck
Fut again at the Republican leaders
for what he said was their "incon-
istency" in making different prom-
ses to Western and Eastern audi-
The crowd which Police Chief
George Marland estimated at 45,000
ent up a big cheer when the Presi-
dent leveled his oratory against the
Republican leaders.
"When Republican leaders speak a
out here," he said, "they proclaimc
their sympathy with all these western h
projects and promise you more and'
more of them. (I
When they speak to audiences ina
the East they proclaim that they
are going to cut government expendi-
ures to the bone.u
"There was an old Roman godb
named Janus. He faced both ways.
He had two mouths. I need not ex-
plain that parable any further."
He spoke of mining revival aftera
the administration had "laid then
ghost of the old gold parity of the
dollar" and when it purchased goldp
and silver.
Campus G.O.P.
Is Challengedn
By Democrats
Newly-Organized G r o u p
Asks For Debate With0
Young Republicans
A newly-organized "Rooseveltians"a
club last night challenged the Uni-t
versity Young Republicans Club to aa
debate on the Presidential election.r
Asserting that "the reelection oft
President Roosevelt is the earnest de-
sire of all thoughtful and rational1
people," the "Rooseveltians" declare
themselves "completely nescient ofk
why" pro-Landondsentiment "existsL
on this campus and elsewhere." The

question proposed for debate, ex-
plained in the challenge letter on the
editorial page of today's Daily, is:
"Resolved, That President Roosevelt
Should be Reelected Rather Than
Alf M. Landon Elected President of
the United States." An immediate
reply is sought.
The debate committee of the
"Rooseveltians," who were organized
Sunday in the Union, is composed of
Richard L. Shook, '38L, president of
the club, and Joseph J Joseph, '37.
Shook lives at 602 East Liberty St.,
telephone 6658; Joseph lives at 513
Elm St.. telephone 2-1612.
Other officers of the "Roosevel-
tians" are Robert Winston, '37L, vice-
president, and Alice Humber, Grad.
In addition to the debate, which,
according to Shook, will be sponsored
by the Union as a Sunday Forum,
the "Rooseveltians" plan to "secure a
speaker of nationalrprestige to come
to Ann Arbor before Nov. 3."
Also, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Prof. John
H. Muyskens of the speech depart-
ment, unsuccessful candidate on the
Democratic ticket for the United
States Senatorial nomination and a
prominent local Democrat, will ad-
dress the onranizatin in the TniAn

Band Trip Appears
Likely; Promising
Amateurs Register
As far as the amateurs are con-
:erned, the University Band Ama-
eur Hour will be a success and the
and can get ready to entrain for
Philadelphia and the Quaker game,
ssurance was given yesterday.
The University Band office dis-
closed that applications of ama-
eurs desiring to appear on the band-
ponsored program at 8:15 p.m.
ruesday, Oct. 20, in Hill Auditorium,
ire increasing daily and that the
anks will soon have to close. Prof.
William D. Revelli stated that the
ollowing people have been accepted
o far: Everett Doran, '40, piano so-
oist from Pembroke, Ontario; Aa-
on Lipsker, '40, harmonicist from
Billings, Mont.; John Marshal, ten-
r from Platt; Ira Pfeifle, tenor of
Ann Arbor; Harry Martin, cornetist;
Richard Vogel, '40, tenor from Litch-
ield; Jay Sorge, '39, impersonator
rom Detroit; Jack Bulkely, '39, tap
lancer from Oak Park, Ill.; Bill An-
derson, accordion player, Dayton, 0.;
nd Sam Stoller, '37, baritone from
Cincinnati. More talnet is expected to
To aid the fun, the full band will
be present with several novelty ar-
angements to entertain the audience.
rickets, which cost 25 cents, may
be obtained at the Union and League
raf t To Speak.
For Republican
Nominee Today
'Why I Am For Landon' Is
Topic Of Cincinnati, O.,
Charles P. Taft, II, Cincinnati, 0.,
a lawyer and member of the Republi-
can "brain trust," will speak in be-
half of Gov. Alf M. Landon, the Re-
publican presidential nominee, at 8
p.m. today in the Union ballroom. His
address, "Why I Ai For Landon,"
will be the second of the Union For-
uim series.
Avowedly a middle-of -the-roader,
Mr. Taft is said to be in sympathy
with the New Deal in its tariff pol-
icies, the Securities Exchange Com-
mission, the Federal Deposit Insur-
ance Corporation and in its treat-
ment of labor.
In "You And I-And Roosevelt,"
published early this year, Mr. Taft
has listed his chief grievances with
the New Deal as financial waste,
"must bills" and the reputed spoils
system. Although in favor of social
security legislation he is in disagree-
ment with the New Deal on its social
security 'act.
Mr. Taft, who is son of former-
President Charles P. Taft, was the
acknowledged representative of Gov-
rnor Landon in drafting the relief,
ocial security and civil service planks
of the Republican platform at the
Cleveland convention.
He was active in the Cincinnati
governmenthreform of several years
ago which has become widely known
through Mr. Taft's book "City Man-
agement: The Cincinnati Experi-
ment." His brother Robert Taft was
Ohio Republicans' "favorite son" in
the primaries of last spring.
Graduated from Yale college in
1918 and Yale Law school in 1921, Mr.
Taft entered law practice with his
brother in Cincinnati in 1922. As an
undergraduate, he wasna member of
Yale's football team and captain of
its basketball team.
Prof. Clarence D. Manion, dean of

the Notre Dame law school, spoke in
behalf of President Roosevelt Oct. 3
in the Union Forum series.
Train Chartered
For Penn Contest
For the first time since 1928 stu-
dents of the University will charater
a special train to a football game,
Frederick Randall, travel agent whose
office is in Nickel's Arcade, said yes-
terday. At least 25 students will reg-
ister for accommodations on a spe-
cial train to Philadelphia for the
Pennsylvania game Nov. 7, he esti-
Although there will be no special
train for the Minnesota game, more
than 300 persons are expected to en-
train for the Ohio State game Nov,
21. They will return from Columbus
the same day, he said.
Accommodations can be made a
Mr. Randall's office.
Call For Debaters


Nations Welcome
Enter Agreement,


Treasurer States

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12.-(A)-
secretary Morgenthau today an-
ounced the establishment of "a
few type of gold standard" by the
Jnited States, Great Britain and
France, providing for the free ex-
hange of gold between the stabiliza-
'ion funds of the three nations.
The Tri-power agreement, effec-
ive tomorrow, does not establish
ixed ratios for currencies of the three
ountries, and gold transactions will
lot be permitted by individuals.
Morgenthau characterized the new
tandard as a "second step" toward
nternational currency stabilization,
Eirectly resulting from the "gentle-
nen's agreement" on monetary policy
oncluded by the three nations Sept.
To Protect Business
The chief effect of the new ar-
angement, he said, would be to take
the power to trade gold out of the
lands of "irresponsibled seculator
ind put it in the hands of the govern-
Other nations will be welcome to
nter into the agreementat any time,
lorgenthau added.
He said the arrangement might be
revoked by any of the three nations
on 24 hours notice.
The primary purpose of the agree-
ment, Morgenthau said, is to protect
American business against violent
fluctuations of the exchanges. He
asserted it would have no effect what-
ever on the internal value of the dol-
Under the tri-partite understand-
ing, sales of gold will be made, be-
ginning tomorrow, through the Fed-
eral Reserve Bank of New York, as
fiscal agent of the United States, at
a price of $35 per fine ounce, plus a
1-4 per cent handling charge.
Tomorrow gold will be sold only to
the stabilization funds of Great Brit-
ain and France, but sales may be au-
thorized to other countries as soon as
they agree to sell bullion to the
UnitedStates from their stabiliza-
ion funds.
Private Exports Invalid
Few American business men will be
directly affected by the new system,
Morgenthau said.
Previously gold could be shipped
out of America by any individual or
corporation obtaining an export li-
cense from the treasury. Actually,
few such licenses were sought, be-
cause gold has been flowing steadily
into the United States for many
Under the new arrangement, pri-
vate exports of gold are abolished,
and the government will export only
to those nations ahering to the agree-
ment. Bullion still may be imported
from any source, but must be trans-
ferred to the government as soon as
it enters this country.
Whether gold will tend to flow in
or out of the United States under the
new system is impossible to predict,
Morgenthau said. He added that he
was "not worried," because Amer-
ica's huge gold reserve could with-
stand any conceivable drain.
Campus Glider Club
Will Hold Meeting
The University of Mi'higan Glider
Club will hold an organization meet-
ing at 7:30 p.m. today in Room 348
in the West Engineering Building.
This year's officers are: President,
Floyd J. Sweet, '37; treasurer, Don-
ald Alexander, '38, secretary, Glenn
Brink, '37.
Five events were won by the local
enthusiasts at the Seventh Annual
National Soaring contest held at El-
mira, N. Y. this summer: the Bendix
Silver Trophy won by Henry N.
Wightman; The Fairchild Composite
Score Cup, the main event, by the
whole club; the Toledo and the
Wightman Award which were both

France Enter
Three -Power
Gold Contract
Morgenthau Says Standard
Is 'Second Step' Toward
Currency Stabilization
System Becomes
Effective Today



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