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Go To The Dorm Dance...
Welcome, Editors ..
Proportional Representation..



Petition Plan
Is Suggested
In Campaign,
For Housmg
Student Alliance Proposes
That Drive's Supporters
Be Listed Soon
Report Two Years'
Work On Problem'
Campus Building Program
Found To Have Removed
Rooming Houses
Approaching the dormitory situa-
tion from a new angle, the Student
Alliance last night voted to suggest
to the next meeting of the Dormitory
Committee a petition campaign to
secure names of students in favor of
dormitories for men here. The peti-
tion would be submitted personally to
the next session of the Legislature by
a picked group of campus leaders.
The motion was made and carried
immediately after Philip D. Cummins,
'39, read a report onhousing, the re-
sult of a study conducted since the
first of the semester.
SThe Student Alliance has been
working on the housing problem for
two years, and two weeks ago was
ready to submit a plan to the campus
organizations, when Michigamua,
senior honorary society, made the
first move,
' Fletcher Hall Built In 1923
The housing question was given at-
tention as early as 1920, the report
states, when President Burton fore- I
saw crowded rooming conditions and
promised action in the immediate fu-
In 1923, the report continues, one
of the ten planned dormitories was
constructed and called Fletcher Hall.
It was built at a cost of $100,000, and
was to house 104 students for $90 a
year. It was necessary, however, to
meet expenses, to put 130 students in-
to the building.
This initial Dormitory Corporation
gave way to a plan by the Alumni As-
sociation in 1926. They proposed to
erect men's dormitories on donated
land, the construction to be done by
an outside firm, the costs to be dis-
missed by bonds at eight per cent.
Under this plan the buildings would
become University property in 22
years and tax exempt.
A portion of the $500,000 needed
for this project was raised when the
depression entered the scene, and a
staunch friend of the plan, Presi-
dent Little, left the University.
About this time the plan of house
approval by the administration was
put into effect as a temporary ad-
vancement in housing conditions. The
dean's office inspected rooming
houses on points of cleanliness, light-
ing and heating, over-crowding, fire
protection, supervision by the land-
lady, and price. In 1927, 75 per cent
of men students were living in Uni-
versity-approved houses.
230 Houses Removed
As the campus building program
has grown the increase has been at
the expense.of the rooming houses,
according to the report. In the last
five years, while the men student en-
rollment has increased by 600, the
number of rooming houses tas de-
creased by 508, according to records
in the office of the dean of students,
with whose cooperation the survey
was made.

"The University, to meet the prob-
lem of lack of men's rooms, apparent-
ly had to lower its standards, as
shown by these figures: In 1930-31
houses not given approval numbered
109; in 1931-32 they numbered 118.
These non-approved houses fell to
50 in 1932-33 and 51 in 1933-34."
A total of 230 houses have been re-
moved from the campus in the past
15 years, the report showed, while
almost no additions have been made,
and enrollments have increased. The
Law Quadrangle caused the removal
of 40 houses, the Architectural Build-
} (Continued on Page 6)
Green Asks Wealth
Bear Tax, iNot Labor
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.-(A')-Fi-
nancing of the Social Security pro-
gram from a tax on wealth, rather
than on 'wage earners' envelopes,"
was demanded today by William'
Green, President of the American
Federation of Labor.
In an editorial in the American

Pyrotechnic Displays On Sun
AreDepicted By Unique Movie

Flaming clouds thousands of miles
in width and thickness, blazing "Ro-
man candles" spouting fiery "balls"
of enormous diameter, pinwheels and
rockets and rainbow-like arches, all
on the same astronomical scale, were
depicted last night in moving pic-
tures shown before the University
1 Press Club banquet in the Union.
The pictures were presented, with
explanatory remarks, by Prof. Heber
D. Curtis, director of the Univer-
sity observatories. Taken at the Lake
Angelus Observatory near Pontiac,
they constitute, according to Profes-
sor Curtis, the first continuous pic-
tures of the sun's surface taken under
ordinary conditions.
Solar prominences of various char-
acteristics were illustrated in the pic-
tures. Quiescent outbursts, which
appeared comparatively stable clouds
of perhaps 10,000 miles in depth, pos-
sessed temperatures of at least 10,000
degrees Fahrenheit. In contrast to
these were the "tornado" type, which
moved over the sun's surface at
speeds of around 50 miles per sec-
Clouds of hot gases emanating
from a sun spot were also shown; the
emission of the clouds from the spot
was immediately followed by a suck-
ing back action which returned the
clouds to the spot.
Explosions which scattered layers
of the incandescent gases over dis-
tances sof a hundred thousand miles
along the sun's surface were por-
trayed distinctly in the film. In these
rapid actions the convolutions of a
pyrotechnical display were simulated
by the flames, with pinwheels,
candles, rockets and other "set
pieces" appearing.
The pictures, Professor Curtis ex-
plained, weretaken over periods ofm
six to eight hours and then "coin-
pressed" so that their exhibition took
only a minute or two. A tower tele-
scope, termed the "most efficient" in
the country by Professor Curtis, was
used at the Observatory to obtain the.
Operation of the telescope and its
complements is almost entirely me-
chanical from electric power, he add-
ed. The construction and mechani-
zation of the apparatus was done
largely through the efforts of Rob-
ert R. McMath, of Detroit, after
whom the Observatory is named.
An explanation of the phenomena
observed in the pictures is not yet
ready, Professor Curtis concluded, but
it seems certain that titanic forces,
the like of which are unknown on
earth, are at play on the sun.
Officers Accept
Committee Post
With Freshmen'
Women's Houses Support
Proposal For Revision
Of Class Elections

Speaks To Press Club



A nual Music
Festival Dated
For May 12-15.
Eugene Ormandy To Lead 1
Philadelphia Orchestra;
Iturbi Will Also Attend
Dates of the 44th Annual May Fes-
tival were definitely announced yes-
terday as May 12, 13, 14, and 15 by
Charles A. Sink, president of the
School of Music.
Negotiations have also been com-
pleted whereby the Philadelphia
Symphony Orchestra under its new-
ly-appointed conductor, Eugene Or-
mandy, will again participate in the
six Festival programs.
Mr. Ormandy was formerly guest
conductor of the Philadelphia Sym-
phony Orchestra, but since the resig-
nation of Leopold Stokowski, leader
of the symphony orchestra in last
year's Festival, Mr. Ormandy has as-
sumed the head conductorship. Mr.
Stokowski still serves as guest con-
ductor upon occasions.
Jose Iturbi, guest conductor, who
this fall has led the Rochester Sym-
phony Orchestra in several radio con-
certs, will also participate in the Fes-
The University Choral Union,
under the direction of Prof. Earl V.
Moore of the music school, and the
Young People's Festival Chorus,
under the direction of Juva N. Higbee
of the music school, will again appear
on the Festival program.
Mr. Sink revealed that negotiations
are under way with a number of out-
standing instrumental and vocal solo-
ists. Additions to the Festival pro-
gram will be announced in the near

Examine War'
Scientif ically,
Fisher Claims
Detroit Pastor Tells Pressf
Club To Seek For Facts;
Abstraction Necessary
Truth For Own Sake
Is UrgedBy Kraus
Paul Scott Mowrer Will
Speak On Communism,
Fascism Tonight
War should be studied from as de-,
tached a viewpoint as any branch of
exact science Dr. Frederick B. Fish-
er, pastor of the Central Methodist
Church in Detroit, last night told+
more than 80 members of the Uni-
versity Press Club assembled in the
Union for their eighteenth annual1
Dr. Fisher's talk followed an ad-
dress of welcome by Dean Edward H.
Kraus of the literary college. '
Abstraction and a scientific search-
ing after the facts were mentione({
by Dr. Fisher as the qualities neces-,
sary in any study of how to control
war and gain peace. Merely because
writers and speakers "glibly" assert
the necessity of war in the social'
system was declared to be no reason'
why war should be "taken for grant-
Women In Next War
The toll of warfare, as exemplified+
in the list of dead and wounded from
the last war, counts its losses in
Members of the Michigan
Press Club will visit The Daily
this afternoon as a part of their +
three-day program.'
numbers larger than the population
of all who live west of the Missis-
sippi in this country, Dr. Fisher
pointed out.
"Women cannot escape 'a position,
on the front lines of the next war,"
Dr. Fisher emphasized in speaking of
the part which women had already
taken in Spanish strife and Russian
In envisioning other possibilities of
warfare in the future he asserted that
the United States, in his opinion,
could stay out of any general con-
flict. Indeed, he added, we would
have been far better off if we had
kept strictly neutral in the last war.
Dean Kraus Speaks
As a specific suggestion to remedy
the disease of war, Dr. Fisher pro-
posed establishment of a Federal de-
partment of peace to investigate the
causes and wastes of conflict. This
malignant tumor, he concluded,
should be eradicated by scientific
methods just as any malady is cured.
In the welcoming talk by Dean
Kraus the cherishing of the heritage
of "truth for truth's sake" was de-
lared to be the duty of American
Germany's Decline
Since the decline of German in-
stitutions as centers of higher learn-
ing, America has become the princi-
pal exponent of academic freedom,
he averred. Within the last 35 years
expansion of facilities for graduate
study and technical training have
substantiated this position of Ameri-
ca as a leader in education, he point-
ed out.

Originally, Dean Kraus said, it was
the German college which furnished
the ideal of scientific method and
scholarly throughness. Through
such men as former Presidents Henry
P. Tappan and James B. Angell these
ideals were communicated to the Uni-
versity and to other American uni-
Mowrer Speaks Today

Chet Shafer Seeks
Freshman Credits,
28 YearsDelayed
Somebody has been done wrong.
And Chet Shafer, Sage of Three Riv-
ers, Grand Diapason of the Guild of
Former Pipe Organ Pumpers and
Newspaper Correspondent Extraor-
dinary, who is the somebody, is here -
on the campus in an effort to obtainJ
After his performance before the
University Press Club last night, Chet
(born Chester Werntz Shafer) began
a concerted drive to obtain his fresh-
man credits, to which he claims he
is entitled as a result of (1) seven
months attendance in the Universityx
of Michigan 28 years ago; and (2)
his long career as a benefactor of (1)
journalism, (2) music, (3) art, and
(4) other cultural subjects.
G.F.P.O.P. Backs Chett
Chet's drive is concerted because i
of his connection with the former
organ pumpers union and other mu-
sical organizations.1
But anyway h thinks he should getc
his credits. And backing him up are 1
the local members of the Guild ofE
Former Pipe Organ Pumpers, ofl
which Chet is Grand Diapason. (Ar
liapason, you of the uninitiated will{
be interested to know, is somethin 1
or other on an organ that, if you pull
it, or push it, makes everything stop 1
on an old fashioned organ, or at least
does something of importance there-
The local members. are no mean
crew, either, Chet pointsrout. They t
include Fielding H. Yost, director ofE
athletics; Prof. Earl Vincent Moore1
of the music school, and Lee A White
of the Detroit News, alumni member
of the Board in Control of Student
Publications. Furthermore, Chet's
drive is being backed by the entire
contingent of students from Three
Rivers, all four of them.
Up To The University
And what, Chet and his backers
want to know, is the University going
to do about it? Something rnust be
done, if at all, before Saturday, when
Chet will leave civilization and retire+
to Three Rivers. He insists that he
and his backers are going to make
a concerted drive, that as far as he is
concerned it is now up to the Uni-
There is little doubt about it, the
Grand Diapason of the Guild of For-1
mer Pipe Organ Pumpers declared in
a private interview with The Daily
last night, that these facts prove theE
justice of his contention.t
Chet, he was not the Grand Dia-t
pason then, entered the halls of
learning in Ann Arbor in the fall of
1908, eager and full of youthful en-
thusiasm. He left the same halls
of learning in April, 1909, eager and
full of youthful enthusiasm. But he
was, also, disappointed. Disappointed,
(Continued on Page 6)
Eugene O'Neill'
Awarded Nobel
Literary Prize,
Carl Anderson, California
Institute Of Technology,I
Also Honored
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 12.-
(P)-Eugene O'Neill, noted American
dramatist, was awarded the Nobel
prize in literature today.
Prof. Carl David Anderson of the
California Institute of Technology
shared the prize for physics with
Prof. V. G. Hess, of Innsbruck Uni-
versity, Austria.
Prof. Peter Debye of the Kaiser

Wilhelm Institute for Physics in Ber-
lin was granted the chemistry 'prize
for his studies of the structure of the
O'Neill-whose better known plays
include "Ah, Wilderness!" "Strange
Interlude," and "Mourning Becomes
Electra"-became the second Amer-
ican to win the literature prize. Sin-
clair Lewis, novelist, received it in
O'Neill will be given the prizes for
1935 and 1936, totaling about $45,000,
as no award was made last year in
Professor Anderson and Professor
Hess will be given about $20,000 each.
The Nobel Foundation's managing
board of- directors, as is customary,
did not cite any specific work by the
winner of the literature prize.

A.F.L. Starts Drive
Of All Craft Unions
To Combat C.I.O.

Directory Ouddoes
Ripley; Proves Best
Campus Joke Book
This year's Student Directory sur-
passes itself as a humor publicationj
and to the observant eye reads like a
Ripley-Believe-it-Or-Not book.
Perhaps some of the Directory-
thumbers failed to notice the follow-
ing facts.
The Directory as well as life be-
gins with 40, in the person of Tony
Aalbergsberg, '40. The Smiths have
descended on the University in a
horde of 86, the Johnsons are 58
strong, the Browns total 36 and the
proverbially prevalent Joneses have a
representation of 31. We have 16
Cohens to 10 Kellys, and harking
back to the good old days of vaude-
ville, the Directory lists four Mc-
Intyres to three Heaths.
According to the Directory there
are two Stockings that go with
Schuh and Shu, and there's a Hole
for one Stocking. Somewhat out of
their element are the two Doctors,
enrolled in the Music School and the
literary college, respectively. The
same applies to the two Laws who
(Continued on Page 6
Getafe Retaken;
Fascist Air men
Attack Madrid
Capital Unaware Of Rebel
Air Raid Due To Silence
Of Warning Sirens
MADRID, Nov. 12-(P)-Three
fascist bombers and six pursuit planes
sprayed machine gun bullets on gov-
ernment lines from the Toledo bridge
to University City at dusk today af-
ter the government announced re-
capture of Getafe, eight miles to the
In the first insurgent air raid on
Madrid in two days, Franco's planes
suddenly darted through low cloud
banks, power dived, and raked the
entire stretch of government barri-
cades, trenches and artillery batter-
ies with a hail of lead.
Twelve government scout planes
took the air against the attackers
and officials said they shot down two
of the insurgent bombers.
The Fascist warplanes fled in a
northerly direction. The city was
entirely ignorant of the raid because
the great moaning sirens were not
Getafe was occupied by only a
handful of Fascit troops, the war
ministry said, and was easily cap-
tured after a brief skirmish.
A quantityzof arms and ammuni-
tion was seized, it was said.e
The insurgent shells were aimed at
government batteriessin Madrid, but
several ripped into the heart of the
An unestimated number of persons
was injured when several shells
crashed through house-tops.
Decimated militia held their lines
around Madrid on the seventh day
of the bloody battle for possession of
the capital.
The optimism of Madrid officials
mounted hourly as their fighting men
hurled back each succcessive attack
by their foes seeking to enter Madrid
by crossing the Manzanares River.
Students' Activities
Discussed By S.(.A,

Eight Of Federation's 17
Members Of Executive
Council Want Peace
9 Want To Expell
Rebels Next Week
Leaders Of Craft Unions
Continue Verbal Assault
On Lewis Committee
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 12.-(R)-A pro-
posal for a concerted drive at all
craft unions to combat John L. Lewis'
Rebel Committee for Industrial Or-
ganization came today from leaders
of the American Federation of La-
bor's building trades department.
The department's executive coun-
cil further recommended to its con-
vention that all building trades locals
promptly affiliate with central bodies
and state federations of labor "so as
to assure concerted action."
This move in the battle between
the federation's craft union leaders
and the 10 Lewis unions followed a
report that eight of the federation's
17 executive council members still
wanted to make peace with Lewis.
Nine wanted to expel the rebels at
the federation's general convention
here next week, it was said in usual-
ly well-informed quarters after a
council member had made a survey
of the sentiment of his fellow memi-
Observers pointed out this senti-
ment, however, might be changed by
developments before the council
holds its next meeting Saturday and
Craft union leaders continued their
verbal assault on the Lewis faction
at their department conventions.
J. W. Williams, president of the
building trades department, said
"most of the Lewis committee were
communistically inclined and con-
"Others," he added, "are seeking
power for their own aggrandize-
John P. Frey, president of the
metal trades department, said there
was "no genuine intention" behind
peace overtures as far as the Lewis
faction was concerned.
Frey brought the charges of "in
surrection" against the 10 unions
which led to their suspension two
months ago.
"The recent meeting of the C.I.O.
executive committee in Pittsburgh,"
he said, "was called for the purpose of
considering what would be done to
heal the breach.
"But these unions deliberately
went out of their own way to show
us what their intentions really were,
for they definitely set up a dual fed-
eration of labor in this country."
Poetry Society
To Study Work
Of R.P.T Coffin
Organization Founded By
Professor Cowden Will
Meet Next Tuesday


Support of five of the six campus
and University officials expected' to Mehl Stresses
serve on the central committee in the
proposed reorganization of freshman I Of
class elections in the literary college
was given to the committee of nine Solid Diffusion
freshman-women yesterday.So i D fus n
((Only Dean Alice C. Lloyd, who had I____
not been contacted last night, was
not among those officials who had ;Chairman Of Metallurgy
lent support to the movement. Departiment At Carnegie
Betsy Barbour House voted over-
whelmingly in favor of the proposal, Addresses Chemists
and nine more league houses voted
their support. Twenty-four league The effects of diffusion are of pri-
houses have now given their support, mary importance in metallurgical
while 14 have not yet been contacted.
;Only one league house has opposed processes, Dr. Robert F. Mehl, head of
the plan. the department of metallurgy at Car-
Plans for a freshman literary col- negie Institute of Technology, stated
lege class mass meeting are under- yesterday in a lecture given under
way, members of the committee an- the auspices of the American Chem-
nounced. ical Society in Room 1042, East En-
Under the proposed reorganization, Il
five nominees for each committee gineering Building.
chairmanship on the Frosh Frolic, in Diffusion in solid metals consti-
addition to the chairmanship of the tutes one of the important funda-
dance, would be nominated by the mental phenomena in metallurgical
central committee and voted on by behavior, Dr. Mehl stated. Apart from
the class. All committee appoint- its obvious importance in processes
ments would be made with the ap- such as chromium-plating and sur-
proval of the central committee. face hardening, it plays anl important
The campus and University offi- part in the processes of age-harden-
cials who will be on the central com- ing and steel tempering and quench-
mittee are: Dean Joseph A. Bursley, ing. Its scientific importance is no
Herbert A. Wolf, president of the less great, he added.
Union, Charlotte Reuger, president Diffusion, he continued, may occur
of the League, Miller G. Sherwood, within a grain, along a grain boun-
president of the Men's Council, and dary, or upon a surface, although the
Maryanna Chockley, head of the exact values of these separate actions
women's judiciary council. are little known. Some distortion
All, however, included the reserva- accompanies the process of diffusion,
tion that the Senate Committee on he said, and leads to little-under-
Student Affairs must pass on the stood grain changes. This distor-
proposal first. tion assists diffusion, though usually


In tomorrow morning's session of
the Press Club Prof. Preston W. Slos-
son of the history department will
give at 10 a.m. an "Election Autopsy"
and Prof. Joseph R. Hayden of the
political science department will dis-
cuss "One Year of the Philippine
Commonwealth." During the after-
noon Dr. Lowell Selling, head of Rec-
order's Court Psychopathic Clinic,
Detroit, will speak on "Psychiatry in
Criminology," Harold H. Reinecke,
special agent of the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, will point out
'Trends in Crime Detection" and Chet
Shafer will talk on "Humanizing
(Continued on Page 6)

Opportunities for students to get
the most out of college life at Mich-
igan were discussed last night by
members of the Student Christian As-
sociation in the first of their planned
"discussion meetings" of the year.
The meeting was one of the regular
--______1_____,sris 1ea -eacn inursaay nign-1,M in

The first meeting of the newly-
organized Poetry Society of the Uni-
versity next Thursday will be dedi-
catea to a discussion of the work of
Robert P. Tristram Coffin, according
to Prof. Roy W. Cowden of the Eng-
lish department, who was chiefly re-
sponsible for the society's founding
this fall.
Monthly meetings of the club,
which is a chapter of the College
Poetry Society of America, have been
planned for the current school year,
and contemporary poets have been
selected for each discussion. The
writings of each will be placed in the
Hopwood Room, Angell Hall, for ref-
erence a month prior to each meeting,
according to Professor Cowden.
No dues are paid by society mem-
bers, but a membership fee to the
national organization is charged.
Members are entitled to a year's sub-
scription to College Verse, organ of
the society which prints poetry select-
ed largely from the work of mem-


_series hed each Thursday night in
Stahl To Be Buried the Upper Room of Lane Hall.
Three main points were proposed.
-One was to take advantage of the or-
atorical, musical, and drama series
offered here throughout the year, and
Marion Barber Stahl, '23, '25L, to participate -in student activities.
managing editor of The Michigan The establishment of lasting acquain-
.1,tanceships with the faculty, and the
Daily in 1923, who died Tuesday in formation of a world point-of-view

it disappears in the early stages of
FREAK SHOT HITS EDITOR the process. Dr. Mehl stressed the

Jeffries Will Address

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