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The Weather
Cloudy and colder today with
strong western winds.




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Survey Shows
Frosh Women
Favor Delayed
Rushing Plan
2 To 1 Majority Is Shown
As Freshman Reverse
Knock Quiet Period;
Rushing Too Formal
Overwhelming Majority
Favors New Three-Week
More than twice as many freshman
women, contacted by The Daily in a
recent survey, voted in favor of the
deferred rushing plan than against it.
Out of 210 women who answered
questionnaires concerning the ques-
tion, 149 were for the proposed sys-
tem of putting off all forms of rush-
ing to the second semester. Seventy
women voiced disapproval of the plan.
Direct quotations on both sides of
the question are printed on page five
of today's Daily.
The opinion of the freshmen in
favor of the deferred rushing plan
was in direct opposition to the vote
given by the sororities several weeks
ago. Every sorority that submitted
opinions on the subject was opposed
to the plan, the survey revealed.
The question on deferred rushing,
was :ne of fourteen contained in the
questionnaires which were distributed
to all freshman women on campus.
The general topics which the survey
covered concerned rushing, pledging,
the new system of three weeks rush-
ing or inability of becoming satis-
factorily acquainted with the soror-
ities in the allotted time.
Of the 231 women contacted, 217
had been rushed by sororities and 14
had not. Ninety-eight pledges an-
swered the questionnaires and of the
134 who had not yet pledged, 104 stat-
ed that they were still interested in
sororities and would like to pledge a
In reply to the question asking if
the women would have liked more
time to decide. 87 of the 98 pledges
a answered in the affirmative. Only
nine freshmen pledged sororities be-
cause their friends did, the survey
An overwhelming majority voted
in favor of the new system of rush-
ing consisting of three weeks. The
votes were 186 to 24 in favor of the
longer period rather than the former
two-weeks period. One hundred and
forty-one women said that they did
not feel that they were able to know
the members of a sorority well enough
to join even at the end of the three-
weeks period. In respect to the use
of the free evenings between the
formal dinners, 171 freshmen stated
that they were able to use that time
for studying.
Concerning the major topic of the
survey, 164 women believed that they
could know a sorority better if rush-
(Continued on Page 5)
Local Banker
Is Considered
For State Post
Walz May Be Named New
Commissioner Of State

Banking System
William L. Walz, vice-president of
the Ann Arbor Savings and Commer-
cial Bank and chairman of the Wash-
tenaw County Democratic Committee
admitted last night that "friends" are
boosting him for appointment to the
now-vacant post of state banking
The resignation of retiring banking
commissioner, Howard C. Lawrence,
chairman of the State Central Re-
publican Committee, will take effect
Jan. 1, when Governor-elect Murphy
will have to fill the post.
Although Mr. Walz refused to con-
firm rumors that he is being consid-
ered for the appointment, he did say
that "my friends are working for me."
He gave no indication as to whether
or not he will accept the job if it is
offered to him.
Governor-elect Murphy could notI
be reached last night for comment.
Local as well as state banking
circles are known to look with favor
on Mr. Walz, who has been identi-
fied with Ann Arbor "financial insti-
tutions for 45 years. He rose from
the position of messenger in the Ann
Av - -le" _nr rm: 23 "I,_ivy 4[11 - 1

Celebrities Appear Here

* * :E

S* *
Woollcott And
leifetz Coming
To Auditorium

Famous Writer To
Today; Violinist
Play Tomorrow
* * *


Alexander Woollcott, famous writer
and wit, and Jascha Heifetz, dis-
tinguished Russian violinist, will ap-
pear here today and tomorrow at Hill
Mr. Woollcott will give his only
public lecture of the year when he
speaks at 8:15 p.m. today under the
auspices of the Oratorical Associa-
tion. Mr. Heifetz will be heard in
the fourth concert of the Choral
Union series at 8:15 p.m. tomorrow.
It will be his fourth appearance in
Ann Arbor.
Mr. Woollcott's appearance will be,
his first in Ann Arbor and the third
on the current lecture series of the
Association. He will be the first
speaker to use the new public ad-
dress system in the auditorium.
Was Dramatic Critic
Mr. Woollcott has had an exten-
sive career as a journalist, author and
radio speaker. In 1914 he became
dramatic critic of the New York
Times and served successively in that
capacity. with the New York Herald
and the New York World.
He is the author of many books in-
cluding two recent best-sellers, "While
Rome Burns" and "The Woollcott
Reader." He has contributed to
many periodicals and wrote a column,.
"Shouts and Murmurs," for the New
Mr. Woollcott has been one of the
leading radio personalities for many
years, having millions of listeners for
his "Town Crier" program from 1933
to this year. His most recent radio
broadcasts have been confined to
literary and dramatic criticisms.
Mr. Woollcott was not originally
scheduled to appear on the Oratorical
Association lecture series, but was
secured to replace Bertrand Russell
who was forced to cancel his engage-
ment because of illness.
Greatest Living Violinist
Gifted with great interpretative
powers, Heifetz is today considered
the greatest living violinist and the
successor of Paganini. His most
famous performance was the rendi-
tion of the Brahms violin concerto
under the baton of Arturo Toscanini.
Although he possesses several val-
uable violins, he will bring with him
his two favorites, his "David Quar-
nerius" and his Stradivarius _hich
invariably accompany him on all his
concert tours.
For his concert Heifetz has chosen:
Mozart: Allegro (from Divertimen-
to in D major); Beethoven: Sonato
No. 7 in C minor (including allegrn

Hell-Week Is
Houses Agree
Fraternities Characterize
Hazing As A Vestige Of
'Joe College'_Era
Pledges, Brothers,
Are MoreFriendly
Period Of Pledgeship Will
Now End With Rituals
Of Initiation
Hell-Week was characterized as a
vestige of the "Joe College" raccoon
-oat era of undergraduate life and as
somthing that was therefore not
only outmoded but undesirable by 20
of the 22 fraternities questioned by
The Daily yesterday.
Hell-Week, the rigorously informal
disciplinary period that pledges are
subjected to before formal initiation,
was abolished in Michigan's frater-
nities by the Interfraternity Council
last April. In the 28th annual meet-
ing of the National Interfraternity
Conference Friday in New York, "cor-
dial support" was voted to measuresi
to abolish Hell-Week and severe in-
itiations at colleges and universities.
Michigan was a leadertin this reform,;
John Mann, '37, secretary of the In-
terfraternity Councilesaid yesterday.
This year's pledges will be the first
that will be initiated since the aboli-
tion of Hell-Week, and most of the
fraternity men, either pledge "cap-
tains" or house presidents, questioned
yesterday reported that the treat-1
ment of their pledges had been ad-
vantageously affected by the aboli-
tion of Hell-Week.
A more constructive pledge pro-
gram epitomizes the change that was
wrought in 13 of theehouses, 6 others
described their treatment of the
pledges this year as "different" withj
a consequent better relationship ex-
isting between the brothers and
pledges. Three answered that the ab-
sence of Hell-Week had not -affected
them at all in their actions relative
to the pledges.
A paradox was revealed when 18
of the houses remarked in effect "We
didn't have a 'real' Hell-Week any-
way, because ours was different." Two
of the three houses that professed
having a 'real' Hell-Week were closed
last spring for violations of the Hell-
Week resolution passed by the Inter-
fraternity Council.
Of the 18 houses that declared they
had not had an ordinary Hell-Week,'
the opinion was held by all but one,
that abolition meant the removal of'
horseplay that did not help the fra-
ternities in furthering the purposes
expected from them in cooperation
with colleges.
The 13 houses having a more con-
structive pledge program mentioned
an increased attention to the prey-
ously established freshman duties
around the house. While this is not
a fundamental change, it is a'changea
in attitude of the sort recommended
in the Interfraternity Council's Hell
Week resolution, according to Mann.
The resolution referred to was
passed by the executive Committee
April 6, 1936 and has since been
adopted with a few slight revisions by
the National Interfraternity Confer-
ence, Michigan serving in this re-
spect as the leader in the reforma-
(Continued on Page 2)

CASSOPOLIS, Nov. 28. - (P) -
When fire broke out in the home of
Russell Anderson, 26, Saturday, An-
derson threw a mattress from a sec-
ond story window to break his fall,
then jumped to safety. The house
was destroyed.
Galens Drive Star
Kiddies Get 1N
"It is more blessed to give than tol
This Biblical saying is always as-
sociated with the Christmas season,
and the Christmas season in Ann Ar-
bor is always ushered in by the an-,
nual Galens tag sale which will be'
held Tuesday and Wednesday, at all
points on the campus.
Galens, honorary society for junior
and senior medical students, was
founded in 1914. From that date
on, the group conducted an annual
drive to obtain funds for the poor
ninil Awn o + nT - -i- T m. ;+ ,

Lose Hockey
Opener, 7-4
Chatham Maroons Defeat
Michigan Pucksters Forl
Third Straight Year
Loss Attributed To
Poor NetMinding

Teams Brawl As Heyliger.
Punches Sadlier On The
Nose For Blow On Head
Sixty minutes of rough and rugged
hockey that featured eleven goals,
two major penalties, and a mild riot
proved quite conclusively that Mich-
igan still needs a goalie. The big
Chatham Maroons, presented with a
gift of three counters early inthe
opening period, withstood a deter-
mined Wolverine attack to defeat
Eddie Lowrey's Varsity hockey team
in their season debut at the Coliseum
last night by a score of 7-4.
Michigan showing lack of polish1
after only a week's ,practice, were
rocked back on their toes early in the
game, when the veteran Maroon sex-
tet making their sixth start of the
season sunk three long shots to put
the game on ice.
Sink Three Long Shots
The Wolverines fought back hard,
and displayed flashes of power and
finesse that auger well for a success-
ful season, but Chatham's superior
experience and hard checking de-
fense were more than equal to the
task of keeping Michigan down.
Big Lou Sadlier returned to the
Coliseum again last night and scored
the first two goals of the game, but
his personal victory was more than
marred by Michigan's fiery leader,
Vic Heyliger.
Heyliger Smacks Sadlier
Midway in the second period withl
Chatham out in front to the tune of
4-1 Heyliger raced down the left
flank and tried to cut between Sad-
lier and Bob Stoddardt. Sadlier, who
has beaten the Wolverines twice in
the last two years with his spectacu-
lar play, was a little too ardent this
time. He layed the butt end of his
stick smack on Victor's black
thatched head, and a moment later
realized that he had made one of
life's biggest mistakes.
Vic whipped off his glove in a flash
and crossed a beautiful right that
landed flush on Lou's nose. Both
teams joined in, but the fracas was
stopped when the rival coaches and
trainers piled out on the ice and sep-
arated the belligerents who were
both given major penalties by referee
Paddy Farrell.
Defense Looks Good,


Everett S. Brown of the 1 political sci-
ence department.
In fact the date of March 4 re-
ceived a definite setback when George
Washington was inaugurated as the
first President of the United States,
Professor Brown said.
The Congress of the Confederation,
which drew up the Constitution, pro-
vided that the first Wednesday in
March would mark the "commencing
of the proceedings under said Consti-
tution." The first Wednesday in
March, 1789, fell on the 4th, Profes-
sor Brown said, but because a quorum
was lacking in Congress the electoral
votes could not be counted until April
6 and Washington was not sworn into
office until April 30.
However, Professor Brown con-
tinued, Congress decided later that
although the President had not been
inaugurated until late in April, the
terms of both Congress and Presi-
dent had begun on March 4, 1789, and
that March 4, 1793, would mark the
date for the beginning of the next
presidential term.
Thus, although not contained in
the Constitution, March 4 became the
official date for the beginning and
ending of presidential terms. In 1821,
however, March 4 fell on a Sunday
and a question arose as to when the
inauguration should take place.
"At this time occurred an event
unique in the history of the United
States Supreme Court," Professor
Brown stated. "President Monroe,
who had been reelected for the presi-
dential term to begin in the year of1
1821, asked the Supreme Court for
an advisory opinion as to when the
inaugural ceremony should be held."
"The Supreme ,Court has never
given an advisory opinion," Profes-
sor Brown said, "but here the mem-
bers, as individuals, advised that the
inauguration be held on Monday,,
March 5. This action by Chief Jus-
tice John Marshall and his associates
was a close approach to an advisory
opinion, but ,t was a personal opin-
ion. not an official one."1
This was of special significance,
(Oontinued on Page 2)
Church Talks
Today Feature
Faculty Members, Guest

President-hWill Be Fourth Not
To Take Oath Of Office March 4

Michigan's defense looked good Speakers And Ministers
throughout most of the game, al- P
though Burt Smith pulled a boner iead Programs
in the second stanza when he blockedt
off Goalie Bill Wood's view and al- Several unusual programs will be
lowed Lloyd Begin to counter from presented today in Ann Arbor
the red line. churches.
Wood who replaced Bill Chase in Mr. Floyd Starr of the Starr Com-
goal after the Maroons had scored monwealth will speak before a meet-
three fluke goals in the first 12 min- ing of the Student Fellowship of the1
(Continued on Page 7) First Congregational Church at 6 p.m.]
today. Prof. Preston W. Slosson, willl
Inadequate Food lurts deliver the last of his series of lay-4
sermons on False Gods, his subject
U. Of M. Football Men being "The World as God, or Wor-
shipping the Passing Moment."
The reason that Alex Loiko, the A memorial service for Dr. Jabez
football player, left college is be- T. Sunderland, father of Prof. E. R.1
cause he did not get enough to eat Sunderland of the Law School andl
here, George Andros, sports editor for twenty years minister of the Uni-+
of The Daily, asserts in his "Press tarian church' here, will be held at
Angle" column on pa-ge seven. "It 5 p.m. today in the Unitarian church.
is definitely known," Andros Dr. Sunderland died in Ann Arbor
writes, "that several members of last August at the age of 94.
the squad were not getting enough Dr. Augustus P. Reccord of Detroit
to eat during the season-and will have a part in the service and
that very few if any were getting the address will be delivered by Rev.
the proper type of food for an H. P. Marley, minister.
athlete. At St. Paul's Lutheran church, Rev.
Carl A. Brauer, minister, will deliver
the sermon on "The Coming of the
King" at the 10:45 service. A spe-
rts Tuesday; cial Advent service will be held at
7:30 p.m. each Sunday until Christ-
mas. Messianic prophecies will be'
erry C ristm as considered by the pastor in a series
of sermonettes.
The First Presbyterian chuirch will
workshop on the ninth floor of the also hold an Advent series beginning
hospital was established. .Here man- this Sunday at 10:45 with a special
ual training under the supervision of sermon to be given by Dr. William P.
a licensed teacher is taught to the Lemon on "The Purpose of God." The
children of the hospital. By turning series, which will continue until
over the money which they collected Christmas, will have the following
every year to the social service de- topics: "The Purpose of G o d";-
partment of the University Hospital "Utopia Incorporated"; "A Hero with
they were sure of capable organiza- a Wounded Heel"; "One of the Fam-
tion and supervision. It has been ily."
estimated that it costs $1,000 a year A continuation of the discussion on
to keep the workshop open. Islam will be given before the East-
In 1928 -Galens hit upon the plan ern Religious Group by Rattan S.
of having a tag sale on campus, and Sekhon from India who will talk on
by this new method more money was "The Religious and Social Issues of
realized. That year the to crive TIam" Tv arI-,rn a P .rnar1,,a A-,,_

Washington, Monroe And
Hayes Before Roosevelt,
Brown Reveals
When President Roosevelt is inau-
gurated for his second term on Jan.
29, as provided for by the Twentieth
Amendment, he will not be the first
President to be officially sworn into
office on a date other than the tradi-
tional March 4, according to Prof.

resident Will Be Fourth Not

Named Grid Leader


* * *
Joseph Rinaldi
Elected Captain
Of 1937 Eleven
Senior Squad Members
Presented With Rings
At Football 'Bust'
Hundreds of University of Michigan
alumni. gathered for their annual
"Football Bust" tonight, enthusias-
tically hailed Joseph Michael (Joe)
Rinaldi, '38, Elkhart, Ind., center, as
the captain-elect of the 1937 Wolver-
ine gridirn eleven.
'Rinaldi succeeds his fellow-towns-t
man, Matt Patanelli, with whom he
played prep football at Elkhart Hight
School. His selection was announcedt
officially at the "bust" held in the1
Statler hotel
A third Elkhart player, Johnny
Smithers, was runner-up for the 1937
Is A Sure Tackler
Rinaldi, a sure tackler and accu-
rate play diagnostician on defense,x
was the first-string center this fall on
the Michigan team which in the past1
has produced many great pivot men.
He broke into varsity ranks as a
sophomore in 1935.
Senior members of the Michigan
football squad were presented with1
"M" rings at the "bust," an enthusias-
tic rally despite the season which
ended with Michigan boasting only
one victory.0
Speakers included Alexander G.
Ruthven. University president; Tom
Hammond, of the Athletic Board ofr
Control; Fielding H. Yost, athletic di-
rector; Head Coach Harry G. Kipke,
and Captain Patanelli.
C. C. Bradner, news commentator
was toastmaster.
Fred Colombo, '38, Detroit, was ap-
pointed manager of the team, Ned
Kilmer, '38, also of Detroit, was ap-
pointed alternate. The junior man-,
agers are John Fecknay, Ralph Du.
bois, Warren Slater, and Phil Wood-
Calls Football 'Educational'
Dr. Ruthven, speaking for the first
time at the "Bust," said football at
Michigan was "an educational pro-
"It is not winning teams of sen-
sationalismthat is thetmeasure of a
university's greatness, but the qual-
ity of its educational program," he
Receiving the senior ."M" rings at
the banquet were Captain Patanelli,
Stan Schuman, Chester Stabovitz,
Jesse Garber, Cedric Sweet and Er-
nest Pederson. Chris Everhardus, Joe
Ellis and Frank Bissell, also entitled
to the award, did not attend the
Prof. Watkins
To Give Third
Forum Lecture
Prof. Leonard Watkins of the eco-
nomics department will deliver the
third lecture of the Union Sunday
Forum series at 4:30 p.m. today in the
small ballroom of the Union. His
subject will be "The Recent Mone-
tary Agreement."
Professor Watkins said last night
that hie intended to dwell upon the
circumstances which have led up to

Litvinoff Says
Nazi -Japanese
'Military Pact'
Leads To War
Britain Plans For Reserves
Of Food To Last Year
In Case Of Blockade
Japanese Laborites
Fight Nazi Accord
England, France Will Try
To Keep Spanish War
Off LeagueAgenda
MOSCOW, Nov. 28.-(AP)-Foreign
Minister Maxim Litvinoff charged to-
night that Germany and Japan were
joine I in secret military alliance to
launch war wnien would spread to
"all continents."
In one of the most important ad-
dresses to the All-Union Congress of
Soviets, Litvinoff gave his "absolute
assurance" that the secret pact ex-
isted in connection with the publicly
announced' German-Japanese anti-
Communist agreement.
"Within 48 hours after the pact
was signed two considerable viola-
tions of the Soviet border occurred,"
he said. "But the invaders did not
realize who was guarding our far
eastern frontiers."
He referred to reports of two
clashes between Russian and Japan-
ese-Manchoukuoan border patrols,
protested respectively by the Soviet
nation and by Japan.
LONDON, Nov. 28.-(/P)-,Great
Britain prepared for possible war to-
day withethe appointment of a food
committee to guard her supplies, and
ordered the British cabinet to "alert
duty" for emergency sessions over
the week-end.
The food department was designed
to assure a food supply to last a year
in the event of a blockade of English
ports during war.
TOKYO, Nov. 28.-WP)--The Ger-
man-Japanese accord against Com-
mnism struck its first snag today
with the Japanese Labor Party's an-
nouncement of opposition because of
"present delicate international rela-
Sufficient steps already have been
taken by Japan to combat Commu-
nismthe Labor Party declared in an
affirmation of its own continuous op-
position to the Russian type of gov-
Officials described an agreement
with Italy for mutual recognition of
the two nations' territorial expansion
-Japan by its supervision of the
Manchoukuoan state and Italy by
conquest of Ethiopia--as principally
a trade and cultural agreement.
ROME, Nov. 28.--(/-An Italo-
Japanese accord for mutual recogni-
tion of Japanese-advised Manchou-
kuo and Italy's Ethiopian Empire was
made known today as the newest se-
quel to Japanese overtures of friend-
ship to European Fascist states.
Commercial concessions to both
signatories were understood to have
been included in the pact, which
officials said would be announced for-
mally in a government communique
to be published later.
Rebel Shrapnel

Nears English
Embassy Gates
MADRID, Nov. 28.-(/P)-Artillery
shells dropped near the British Em-
bassy today and sent citizens scurry-
ing for cover as clearing skies
brought a renewal of the Fascist-So-
cialist battle for possession of Ma-
The shells were from fascist bat-
teries, the "government said, and the
Socialist troops turned their big guns
against the Casa de Campo region
across the Manzanares River from
the capital.
The shells falling near the British
Embassy dropped into Fernando El
Santo street which the militia and
pedestrians had considered compara-
tively safe.
Shrapnel sprayed the street to a
point within a few yards of the em-
bassy gates.
GIJON, Spain, Nov. 28.--()-The
government announced today in an

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