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VOL. XLVII No. 45 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 1936

PRICE FIVE CENTS

City Officials
To Be Trained
By University
Teaching Plan
Program Carries Faculty
Members Over State To
Give Instruction
Service Is Headed
By James W. Parry
President Ruthven Says
Work A Fine Example
Of Activities Expansion
By FRED WARNER NEAL
The University of Michigan will
carry its teaching service to public
officials in municipal governments
in a new, far-reaching program that
was announced last night by Harold
D. Smith, director of the Bureau of
Government and the Michigan Mu-
nicipal League.
The program, which will provide
for transporting University faculty
men to groups of municipal officials
throughout the state as well as bring
government heads here for periods
of instruction, is initiated, according
to Mr. Smith, by the University, the
State Board of Vocational Educa-
tion, of which President Ruthven is
a member, and the Municipal
League.
Parry To Be Head
Heading the work will be James W.
Parry, pioneer worker in vocational
}training, who resigned Monday
night after nine years as city man-
ager of Birmingham, Mich.. The
formal opening of the program, Mr.
Smith said, will be Dec. 1.
President Ruthven praised the in-
itiation of the work as "a fine ex-
ample of the way the University of
Michigan is expanding its activities.
Such a thing," he declared, "will do
much to improve public service in
Michigan, and represents the man-
ner in which we, are here trying to
broaden our function."
Training Prime Objective
"A prime objective of this train-
ing of public officials," Mr. Smith
explained, "is to keep the program
running on a unified, centrally-dir-
ected coordinated course. The plan
is to teach firemen, police, assessors,
reasurers, comptrollers, auditors
and other finance officials, corpora-
tion counsels, city managers, build-
ing inspectors, superintendents of
public works, and of water and pow-
er plants.
Later, Mr. Smith said, he hopes
the training program will broaden
into a course of apprenticeship for
students desirous of entering the
public service.
Smith Explains
As officially explained by Mr.
Smith, the work of Mr. Parry, the
director, will be "to explore the field
of training as it may be applied to
employes in the public service of
Michigan .government. The im-
mediate purpose will be to determine
by what methods training can be
taken to officials, not necessarily to
bring officials to school in Ann Ar-
bor. Regional meetings or short
courses, or institutes, or zone con-
ferences - all these methods of
bringing officials together into
groups to give them the experience
of professional workers and experts
in their particular field, will be
sounded out."
This system will be financed, ac-
cording to Mr. Smith, by funds from

the George-Deen Law, signed by the
President June 8, 1936, providing
annually approximately $15,009,000
for vocational education in trade and
industrial subjects, including pub-
lic and other service occupations.
Specifically, he pointed out, $350,-
000 has been earmarked for the pub-
lic service occupational training, to
be allotted to states able to begin
formal programs when the money is
ready.
Key Position Held
"This places the University in a
key position to help Michigan obtain
favorable consideration in the dis
tribution of the federal funds al-
lotted," Mr. Smith maintained.
Inclusion of the public service pro-
vision in the bill was won by Senator
George Norris, Progressive Nebrask-
an.
Although this is a new activity for
the state, Mr. Smith pointed to th6
fact that "Michigan has had val-
uable experience already in this work
and the University has cooperated in
this effort. This has been the zone
fire school programs conducted each
snrino in the east twon vears b Pr,,.

Pan-American Meeting May
Aid World Peace, James Says

Leftist Shells
Rain On ebels

Iowa Provides For 910 Men;
Michigan Facilities House 58

Roosevelt Policy Reduces of which the development of a "real A t
pan-American spirit of spontaneous C i ' ersi
Traditional InterferenceIgood will" can be the first.AU
In Latin-America I "It is heartening to see that for
________the first time in over a century pan-
B Americanismehas really come to mean Modern Campus Becomes
TyeSurBerTceofwoldIMa anything," Professor James said. Crater-Pocked No Man's
The furtherance of world peace Only several years ago when thenL.f.W
through the development of interna- President Hoover went through Ar- Land Of Civil War
tional friendship and security will gentina the intense bitter feeling
probably be the most significant out- of the people expressed in violent Unknown Numbers
come of the approaching Inter-Amer- newspaper attacks upon the "Yankee
icaeacfte ConfreceProf. rAsto- iperil" forced Hoover to "leave the Killed B Pla
ican Peace Conference, Prof. PrestonI country in a hurry," he said.ePlanes
E. James of the geography depart- The complete about-face in public
ment said yesterday. - opinion since then, in response to Madrid's Defe Ledr
The Roosevelt administration's the "good neighbor" policy, is almost Fascist
"good neighbor" policy has resulted incredible, Professor James said. Say Fascist Advance Has
in the withdrawal of the marines The South American countries re- Been Checked
from Haiti and Nicaragua and the sented bitterly being "protected" by _en__c__
elimination of American interference the United States, for this protec- MADRID, Nov. 17.-{I)-Govern-
in the internal affairs of the Latin- tion resulted in interference in their m arie Nong7.-s)-Glern-
American countries, he said. internal problems, he said. ment batteries tonght shelled Uni-
Now with the cementing of this "Moreover, most of the Latin- versity City in the northwestern sec-
reinterpretation of the Monroe Doc- American countries have reached the tion of Madrid where Fascist Insur-
trine at the coming conference De- point where they can play the inter- gents stubbornly defended their posi-
cember 1 in Buenos Aires, the begin- national game without the need of I tions.
ning of a world movement toward someone else's navy." f The once beautiful campus of the
international cooperation might very However, the mere abstract de- modern university in a few hours be-
well be begun, Professor James said. velopment of good will is not the only came a crater-pocked no mans' land,
The Wilsonian ideal has not been likely outcome of the December con- its spacious lawns and parks the
realized heretofore because the ference, Professor James said. There newest battlefield of the bloody
League of Nations was too large a is the real possibility of a pan-Amer- Spanish Civil War which will be four
step for an unprepared world, he said. ican neutrality accord which might months old Wednesday.
But he believes the ideal may very provide a screen against the spread The roar of shot, shell and bomb
well be accomplished by smaller steps (Continued on Page 2) rumbled over all of Madrid today.

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Progressiveness Evident
In Establishment Of 10
Cooperative Dorms
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third
in a series of articles based on a sur-
vey conducted by The Daily among 75
universities and colleges throughout
the United States on the question of
men's dormitories. Provisions for men's
housing at the 'University of Wisconsin,
Madison. Wis., will be explained in the
next article to appear tomorrow.
By IRVING S. SILVERMAN
With approximately the same num-
ber of enrolled students as the Uni-
versity of Michigan, the State Uni-
versity of Iowa provides university
dormitory facilities for 910 men in
comparison with Michigan housing
58 students in Fletcher Hall, which,
however, was originally established
as a private dormitory.
Iowa has proved more progressive
than the University in another re-
spect also, in that it has established
cooperative dormitories for both men
and women. Two hundred and tenj
students are housed in the seven man1
Contemporary
Carries Prize
Stories, Poems
Former Prof. H. M. Jones
Contributes Harvard
Tercentenary Essay

cooperative dormitories and 75 wom-
en in the three women's cooperatives.
The cooperative dormitories are
housed in buildings which had been
acquired by the university from time
to time as additions to the campus.
The average cost per student in
the dormitory is nine dollars per
month. In submitting this informa-
tion, the dean of men students at
Iowa State described the low cost as
"a little over half of what it is in a
'fraternity house. A boy can live in
our Quadrangle with board and room
for about $27 per month. It would

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Social Security
Tax ToBe Paid
ByFraternities
And Sororities
Houses Pay 1-3 Per Cent

Social Security
Blanks Arrive
In Ann Arbor
Applications Distributed
To Business, Industrial
Pursuits By Mrs. Abbott
The first of approximately 900 so-
cial security application blanks werel
sent to Ann Arbor employers yester-t
day by Mrs. Horatio J. Abbott, post-
master or postmistress.c
The blanks were distributed to all
employers in industrial and business!
pursuits. Each employer will fill in
the number of his employes and the
nature of his business and return the
blanks to the local postoffice before
Nov. 21.c
When the applications have beenj
received the specified number of em-t
ploye application blanks will be set
aside for each employer and deliveredc
to him Nov. 24. Employer applica-j
tions will then be forwarded to thei
Baltimore accounting office of the So-e
cial Security Board for tabulation.
Employes Get Blanks
The employers will then give thec
employe application blanks to their1
workers as the next step in the pro-
cess of setting up individual social
security account numbers and wage
records. The employes must returnI
them not later than Dec. 5.
The application blanks may be re-
turned to the postoffice either in per-
son or through the mail, Mrs. Abbottc
said. No postage is required.
Each employe will later receive anl
identification card and account num-
ber.
The distribution of the blanks will
be a census of practically all of the
nation's business and industrial em-
ployers and their employes for cat-
aloging in Federal files. Farm work-
ers, government employes and do-
I mestic help will not be registered.
The huge task must be completed be-
fore the government puts its old-age
pension system into actual operation
next Jan. 1.
To Collect Two Per Cent
I The board will collect two per
cent of the country's payroll, half
from the employers and half from
the employes. This will increase to
six per cent by 1949.
Pensions ranging from $10 to $85
a month will be paid from the fund
after Jan. 1, 1942, to all eligible em-
ployees reaching the age of 65 years.
If a person dies before he reaches
that age, his estate will receive his I
benefits in a lump sum.
Sale Of Directories ,
lxceedinoly Large
The Student Directory started its
sale last Thursday with 2,295 copies,
of which 200 copies are left.
The sale will continue at the
League, the Union and the book-
stores until the remaining copies are
sold, according to Irving A. Ma-
thews, '38.
last year the sales began with
1,800 copies and it took one week to
sell them.
125 Fans Are Needed
For Ohio State Trip

All Soph Prom k
Profits Will Go
To Dorm Fund b
e;
Sophomores Hope Othere
Classes Will Follow Suit; ii
Ticket Sale Next Week F
All the profits made by the Soph
Prom this year will be turned over i
to the dormitory fund it was an-:
nounced last sight by David Drysdale,g
chairman of the prom committee., i
Last year the Soph Prom made
approximately $100 which was di-n
vided evenly between the Literaryn
College and the Engineering College.c
"While this is not a very large [
sum of money, it is hoped that the
other classes will follow suit and do-
nate the profits from their dances6
to the dorm fund, too," Drysdale said.g
The Soph Prom which will be heldS
on Dec. 11 at the Union will be the t
first class dance of the year. SinceC
it will take place during the week-
end before vacation the prom will be F
a Christmas dance and the ballroomc
decorated accordingly, Bunty Bain,
chairman of the decorations commit-t
tee, said yesterday.V
Tickets for the prom will be limited>
to 350 and will go on sale at the
latter part of next week, FrederickJ
Reinheimer, chairman of the tickete
committee said. They will sell at
$2.50.
The other members of the prom
committee and their posts are: Harry
Swan, ballroon; Nelson Lindenfeld
patrons; Richard Fox, orchestra;
Robert Morgan and Bennett Root.
decorations; and Saul Kleiman and
Robert Vander Pyl, publicity.mn
Negotiations for the orchestra will
be completed today and the an-Y
nouncement of which band has been
chosen will be issued tonight, Foxu
said.
Bendix Head
Tells Strikerss
To Quit Plant
SOUTH BEND, Nov. 17-(I)--A
"sit down strike" at the Bendix Pro-
ducts Corporation today culminated
in an order from J. P. Mahoney, vice-
president and works manager, to 4,-
000 employes to turn in their tools
and leave the plant of the automo-
tive accessory concern.
Vincent Bendix, president of the
Bendix Products Corporation, par-
ent company, reached here this af-
ternoon from New York and after a
brief conference with officials at-l
tributed the shutdown to the "activi-
ties of a number of agitators who
continually caused trouble at the
plant."
He said no decision had been
reached as to reopening the factory,
which makes large quantities of au-!
tomotive accessories, including
brakes, carburetors and clutches. 1
Despite a peremptory order from
Mahoney from all men to leave the
factory a number of them remained
in the plant throughout the day al-1
though no work was done. There
worP nn ranni t5of direnrs.r

An unestimated number of the ?
city's war-weary populace were
killed in two raids by Fascist war-
planes from which bombs streaked
down into the center of the city.
Insurgents Shelled
Government batteries directed al
barrage against Insurgent communi-
cation lines across the Manzanares
R-iver already forded by Gen. Fran-
cisco Franco's advance units.
In mid-afternoon the leaders of
Madrid's defense announced the
Fascist advance into the city had
been checked.#
But the Fascists held their hard-
won posts within Madrid's city lim-
ts. Into the stately buildings, many
of them newly completed they strag-
gled, mounting their machine guns
n protected niches.
The government, while issuing
manifestos that the city itself was
not in immediate danger of being
captured, warned that house-to-
house fighting might occur soon.
Sixty Killed
Renewing their visits which killed
60 persons the night before, insur-
gent warplanes bombed the plaza'
San Miguel, the north station, Mar-
tin de Los Heros street, and the
Cuatro Caminos workers' section.
Many persons in Martin de Los
Heros street were killed before they
could dash for shelter.
Downtown Madrid was shaken
throughout the day, by artillery fire.
Windows were shattered, showering
pedestrians with fragments of glass.I
"Madrid is a big place," said Gen.
Jose Miaja, "it cannot be taken so
easily."
November Gargoyle
On Sale Tomorrow

The first issue of Contemporary,
campus literary quarterly, which
goes on sale today, features stories
and poems from the prize-winning
entries in the Hopwoodpcontest and
an essay on the Harvard Tercenten-
ary by Howard Mumford Jones of
Harvard University, until this year a
member of the English faculty.
Among other articles in the issue
are an essay on the concentration
system by Philip Stubbes, '37, "Cin-
ema and-or Movies" by James Doll,
costume designer for Play Produc-
tion, and another on Chinese uni-
versities by Dr. Y. Z. Chang, a Chin-
ese instructor spending a year in the
University in an exchange professor-
ship.
Also included are poetry and fic-
tion by Elizabeth Allen, Grad.; F.
Randall Jones, '38; Rosemary Mil-
tich, '39; Richard McKelvey, Grad.;
Harry Purdy, '39; Robert C. B.
Campbell, Grad.; Bernice K. Isaac-
son, Grad.; Leo Kirschbaum of the
engineering college English depart-
ment, and Alfred H. Lovell, Jr., and
reviews by Prof. C. N. Wenger, also of
the engineering English department;
Kirschbaum, Herbert Weisinger,
Grad.; Dr. Sigmund Proctor of the
English department, and Prof. A. H.
Van Duren of the German depart-
ment.
The issue will be on sale in Angell
Hall, University, the League, at
bookstores, and at various points on
the campus. Subscriptions may still
be purchased at those places.

;ost him about twice that in a fra-
;ernity."
In explaining this relationship,
lowever, between the dormitories and
,he fraternities which is also a vital
ssue on this campus-the frater-
dities fearing the loss of their mem-
ers should dormitories be estab-
ished-the dean further analyzed
,he situation:
"I do not believe there has been
my effect at all upon fraternities
and sororities with regard to the erec-
ion of these dormitories for men and
vomen. I know there has not in
egard to fraternities. Boys who
must save money are inclined to
oom at the Quadrangle or at a
ooming house in town. If, per-'
hance, some of the men take rooms
n the dormitory and find later that
hey can afford to join a fraternity,
,e have no difficulty in selecting a
uccessor to them in their rooms, as
ye always have a waiting list."
The effect of the dormitories upon
the city which has a population of
.6,000, exclusive of students, was re-
arded as advantageous. "We have
ound that the cost of rooms in town
keep pretty close to the cost of rooms
in our dormitory. Therefore, our
(Continued on Page 2)
Juniors Select
Class Officers
This Afternoon
Literary College To Name
'37 J -H Cop Chairman
From Two Candidates
Juniors in most of the schools on
campus will go to the polls from
3 to 5:15 p.m. today to select their
class' officers and those who will be
in charge of this year's J-Hop.
J-Hop chairman this year will be
chosen from the literary college and
will be either Edward B. Thompson
of the State Street party or Louis
Hoffman of Washtenaw.
State Street is running Joseph S.
Mattes for President, Betsy Ander-
son, vice-president; Ruth Fowler, sec-
retary; Earl Luby' treasurer, and
Washtenaw's slate offers Carl Post
for president; Ruth Bertsch, vice-
president; Betty Gatward, secretary;
and Ted Fraser, treasurer.
Curry For Washtenaw
Washtenaw nominees for J-Hop
sub-committee chairmanships are:
Margaret Curry, Jane Lewis, Sam
Charin and Dick May. State Street
offers Ed D'Aprix, Fred Cushing, Jane
Willoughby and Ruth Freedman. Lit-
erary college voting will be in a new
room, 231 Angell Hall.
Two slates in the engineering class
elections to be voted on in Room 348
W. Engineering Building have the
Consolidated Party led by Dick Wan-
gelin, for president and the '38 party's
nominee is Cliff Elliott.
In the consolidated party Jim
Wicks, vice-president; Bill Barclay,
secretary; Jack Young, treasurer;
Wren McLean, Honor Council (one
year) ; Bob Baxley, Engineering
Council (two years); J-Hop commit-
tee Ed Foote, S. M. Smith and John
McQuaid.
The ticket of the '38 party lists
Fred Boynton, vice-president; Hud-
son Drake, secretary; Jim Eckhouse,
treasurer; Carl Gerstacker, Honor
Council; Ed Replogle, Engineering
Council; J-Hop Committee, Pete
Fones, Walter Jensen, and Gil Phares
Two Slates Offered
Business administration school
elections will be held in 110 Tappan
Hall and offer two slates, Indepen-
dent-Deltasig led by John Doelle for
president, and the Alpha Kappa Psi-
Independent party led by Walter
Crow.
Frank Dannemiller is the Deltasig
candidate for vice-president; Janet
Jackson, secretary; Howard Parsons
treasurer; and Ernest Pederson, J-

Hop committee.
Lloyd Strickland is the other vice-
president, Irwin Bailey, secretary;
Donald Parry, treasurer; and Dick
Moriarty, J-Hop Committee.
Forestry school juniors will vote ir
Room 2039 Natural Science Building
for two groups of candidates.
Marvin Hoover is the presidentia
candidate in one group and the tres

Yearly Tax Alone;- Share
Other LevyWith Worker
Evasions Suggested
By Fraternity Men
Protest For Exemption;
Prof. Briggs Advises
Preparations To Pay
Fraternities and sororities will have
to pay taxes under the Social Secur-
ity Act when it goes into effect in
January, according to Paul F. Icer-
man, certified public accountant, who
spoke on the effects of the act on
fraternities last night at a special
meeting of the Interfraternity Coun-
cil.
Most houses will have two taxes
to pay, he explained, the first of
which will be levied on all houses em-
ploying eight or more. This includes
anyone employing eight people for
20 days each year in a different week,
and compensation in the form of
board is included in this group, he
declared. Returns for this tax will
be 1 per cent on the total payroll
after Jan. 1, 1936; 2 per cent for 1937
and 3 per cent during and after 1938.
This tax will becollected from em-
ployers annually, he stated
Percentage Increases
The other tax will be taken from
both employers and employes at a
rate of 1 per cent next year increas-
ing one half of 1 per cent every three
years until it reaches 3 per cent. This
tax will be used for old age benefits
which will begin being paid in a few
years at the age of 65 and amounting
to from $15 to $85 per month de-
pending upon the amount earned
previous to the 65th year, Icerman
said. If a person dies before 65, the
government will pay on the basis of
what he has earned until then, he
said. Fraternities and employes will
pay this tax at the same rate month-
ly and each employe will have a num-
ber to be recorded on his monthly
slips.
Fraternity men expressed mild
consternation upon learning of the
bookkeeping necessitated by the Act
and several of them offered conjec-
ures upon how tax returns might be
lessened by various evasions. An-
other suggestion was to submit the
returns under protest, with the hope
that a counsel in the East would
defend the fraternities as in 1917
when another attempt was made to
tax them.
Should Prepare
Fiaternities were advised by Prof.
Robert P. Briggs, fraternity financial
adviser ,to prepare to pay their re-
turns in January and to support their
national organizations in exempting
the fraternity from the tax.
Professor Briggs commended the
fraternity officers for their important
part in wiping out the indebtedness
of $5,802 or 1934-5 and creating a
profit of $10,706 for last year.
He also attributed this financial
resurrection to the increased enroll-
ment and decreased number of fra-
ternities, alumni aid, and aid from.
the national organizations. "To con-
tinue this financial improvement
with the aim of putting all the fra-
ternities in the black," he said, "it is
necessary that every fraternity turn
in its monthly operating statement
and balance sheet by the 15th of
every month."
Frosh Election
Changes To Go
Before Council
While juniors, sophomores, and
seniors have been exerting them-
selves in eliciting votes from their

classmates in elections for class pres-
idents, secretaries, and treasurers,
freshmen have been concerned over
t the question of whether these offices
are worth the stress and strain of
campaigning for them.
A student council system of repre-
sentative class officers to modify the
present system was announced as the
main plank of the freshman Wash-
tenaw party last night.
The Washtenaw party has already
g announced its plank includes a "stu-
dent council system of representative
l class officers to modify the present
t system,' and other freshmen bewil-

The November issue of the Gar- !
goyle will be placed on sale tomorrow Schumann-Heink, 75,
on the campus, it was announced' Beloved Singer, Dies
yesterday by Gilbert Tilles, editor. Sigr
This month's issue will contain the HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 17.-(/)-
usual features, namely "Preposterous MIme. Ernestine Schumann-Heink,
People," "Sophisticated L a d y," beloved operatic and concert singer,
"Men's Styles" and "Campus Talk," died at her home in Hollywoodlands
Tilles said. tonight at 7:21 p.m. (10:21 p.m.
Besides these features there will be Eastern Standard Time).
a special photographic feature, a The singer, wno ce.:obrated her
satire on campus politics and a short E 75th birthday last June 15, had
story. I lapsed into a coma three hours
The magazine will be placed on earlier and her physicians, Dr. Sam-
sale all over the campus. The price uel Alter, announced she was sink-
is 0 cents. ing.

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Ruthven Home Holds Oriental
And Domestic Art Treasures

By ROBERT P. WEEKS
With the resumption of the Wed-
nesday afternoon teas at President
Ruthven's, students are being given
an opportunity not only to meet the
President and Mrs. Ruthven but visit
one of the oldest and most interesting
houses in Ann Arbor.
Three years ago an addition was
made to the 94-year old house to
provide a study for the President.
Paneled in knotted pine with tim-
bers on the ceiling and Indian rugs
on the floor this room contains be-
sides the President's desk his collec-
tion of more than 8,000 old natural
histories. Sporting prints are hung
on the walls and the space not oc-
cinied by books on the shelves con-

leading to the Egyptian room is a'
sarcophagus mask.
The Egyptian room is the clearest
manifestation of Peter Ruthven's in-
terest in Eastern art. It is papered
in Japanese wallpaper and on each
side of the entrance to the living
room is a glass case, one containing
Graeco-Egyptian glass of the first to
third centuries and the other Arabic
glass of the ninth to fourteenth cen-
turies. These two cases contain one
of the largest collections of arabic
and roman glass in this country. Be-
sides various glass pieces and frag-
inents the cases include a collection
of arabic glass weights and carved
bone of the coptic and islamic per-
iods.
The Egyptian room is illuminated
by an Egyptian chandelier of the

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