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TltlrJftSDAY, DEC. fe 1*936


Alumnus Gives
$100 For New
Michigan Song
Award For School Song
Offered By Alumnus
To ReviveSinging
An offer of a gift of $100 to the
student or alumnus who writes an
acceptable new Michigan song has
been made by an anonymous alum-
nus through the Alumni Association,
according to the December 12 issue
of the Alumnus which will be out
Similar to the anonymous offer of
the late Frank W. Laightner, '93,
whose offer in 1909 of $100 to the
student thinking up a new cheering
stunt or a catchy song preceded the
writing of Varsity, the donor hopes
by it to revive some of the spirit of
Michigan songs which would seem
to be languishing in late years.
However, it differs in the respect
that this offer is for a new song only.
Michigan in the past has had many
colorful and spirited songs which
have since gone into the discard, but
at present there is a need for a new
and popular song.
Though he recognizes the value of
a really popular new song and does
not hope for anything as good as
Varsity, which John Philip Sousa
said was-the best marching song ever
produced on a college or university
campus, he hopes to see Michigan's
leadership in this field maintained
and solidified. Like Mr. Laightner
when he made his offer, the alumnus
does not wish his name mentioned
in connection with the present song
He also wishes that the alumni will
makesan effort in this respect, and
that some of those who wrote the
colorful and spirited songs for the
old Union Operas will again try their
hand at song writing.
If nothing comes of it, he feels
that it may be necessary to dig up
some of the old songs and again
popularize them, according to the
alumnus. "Men of the Maize and
Blue" from one of the Union Operas
is one of the older songs now for-
gotten, but Mr. William Revelli, di-
rector of the Band has expressed an
enthusiasm for it and intends to
present it in new Band arrangements
at the football games next fall.
Entries should be sent to the offices
of the Alumni Association where of-
ficials charged with transmitting
them to the committee for judging
Will give them to the proper persons.
The committee will consist of Earl
V. Moore, one of the writers of "Var-
sity," and Prof. DavidrMattern, Di-
rector of the Varsity Glee Club. The
donor has expressed the wish for a
minor voice in the selection.
Woman Shoots
Husband, Self
After Quarrel
A double shooting,. believed by
Sheriff's officers to have been caused
by a domestic quarrel early yes-
terday, resulted in the serious in-
jury of Charles Neff, 51 years old, and
his wife Mrs. Emma Neff, 47, at their
home near Dexter.
Prosecutor Albert J. Rapp said that
Mrs. Neff admitted shooting her hus-
band, injuring him seriously, and
then trying to kill herself. Both were
taken to St. Joseph's Hospital where
Mrs. Neff's condition was reported
critical and Neff's serious.
Local sheriff's officers saidi the
shooting at 3 a.m. yesterday morn-

ing culminated an argument con-
cerning the Neff dog which was said
to have made too much noise.
Mrs. Neff went next door, accord-
ing to police, to the home of William
Rhode and called Dr. W. C. Wylie of!
Dexter to attend her husband who
was wounded in the right chest.I
When Dr. Wylie arrived she went to
the basement and shot herself. He
rushed to the basement and found
the woman on the floor, a gun at
her side.
Neff was employed by the Ann Ar-
bor Automatic Products Co. here.
Glee Club Broadcasts
2nd Time This Season
Michigan's Varsity Glee Club will
take to the aii for its second broad-
cast of the season at 5:30 p.m. Sat-
urday over Station WJR of Detroit.
The program will include concert
numbers as well as several school
songs, Prof. David Mattern, director
of the Glee Club said. These radio
programs are part Of the Glee Club's
activities, Prof. Mattern said, and
will be continued throughout the

Millard Shows
Spelling Tests
Have New Use
Simple spelling tests were revealed
as a source of much valuable infor-
mation to educators in an informal
talk by Cecil V. Millard, superinten-
dent of the Henry Ford School in
Dearborn, before the monthly meet-
ing of the Graduate Education Club
Mr. Millard is studying the results
he has obtained from tests given to
his pupils during recent years, em-
ploying the little used growth tech-
He said that this method had
proven itself so accurate, that his In-
telligence Quota ratings check amaz-
ingly with the I.Q. ratings of the
standard tests.
These spelling tests have enabled
Mr. Millard to conclude that young
boys and girls learn with equal fa-
cility, but that when they reached
the adolescent stage, which usually
starts when they are in the sixth,
seventh or eighth grade, the spelling
performance of the girls was mark-
edly superior to that of the boys in
the rate of their respective develop-
ment. Mr. Millard also said that dif-
ferences in social background and
intelligence influenced only the max-
ima which the student attained and
not his rate of development.
Prof. Waldo Abbot, director of Uni-
versity Broadcasting Service, left to-
day for Washington to attend the
National Convention for Educational
Broadcasting. He is serving on the
committee which is making a report
on statesaid in regard to this field of
WJR Stevenson News.
WWJ Ty Tyson.
WXYZ March of Melody.
CKLW Dinner Music.
WJR Hot Dates in Music.
WWJ Dinner Music.
WXYZ Fact Finder.
CKLW News and Sports.
WJR Jimmie Allen.
WWJ Press-Radio: Odd Facts.
WXYZ Day in Review.
CKLW Archie Bleyer's Music.
WJR Renfrew of the Mounted.
WWJ Ye Merrie Men of Olde.
WXYZ Lowell Thomas.
CKLW Safe Highways.
WJR Poetic Melodies.
WWJ Amos and Andy.
WXYZ Easy Aces.
CKLW Musical Echoes.
WJR Diamond City News.
WWJ Drama: Evening Melodies.
WXYZ Life of James Braddock.
0CKLW Melody Interlude.
WJR Lee Lawnhurst and Charioteers.
WWJ Sweet Music.
WXYZ Green Hornet.
CKLW Andrew F. Kelly.
WJR Boake Carter.
CKLW Pleasant valley Frolics.
WJR Kate Smith's Bandwagon.
WWJ Rudy vallee's variety Hour.
WXYZ Big Broadcast.
CKLW Melody Treasure Hunt.
WXYZ Rochester Philharmonic.
CKLW Guy Lombardo's Music.
WJR Major Bowes Amateurs.
WWJ Show Boat.
WXYZ WPA Symphony.
CKLW Gabriel Heatter.
CKLW Horace Heidt's Music.
9:30- Y
WXYZ Lowrey Clark,
CKLW Al kavelin's Music.
WJR 'then and.Now.
WWJ Music Hll.
WXYZ Rubinoff-Casc.
10:15CKLW Evening Serenade.
CKLW Baniberger Symphony.
10 WXYZ Southern Gentleman.
WJR March pf Time.
WXYZ Bob Chester's Music.

CKLW Arthur Warren.
WJR News.
WWJ Hockey: Russ Lyon':, Music.
WXYZ Hockey Scores: To Be
CKLW News Reporter.
WJR Mummers.
WXYZ Pan-American Peace
CKLW Mal Hallett's Music.
W WJ Dance Music.
WXYZ George Kavanagh's Music.
CKLW Al Morley's Music.
WJR Wismer Sports: Lyman's Music.
WJR Carl Kavell's Music.
wwJ Dance Music.
WXYZ Henry Basse's Music.
CKLW Benny Goodman's Music.
WJR Phil Harris' Music.
WXYZ Bobby Hayes' Music.
CKLW Little Jack Little.
CKLW Al Kavelin's Music.

Giiast New Army Bomber Damaged in Landing

Of Arab Union
Is Announced
Announcement that the Arabic
students have reorganized the old
Arab Union was made yesterday by
Prof. J. Raleigh Nelson, counselor
to foreign students.
The former Arab Union existed on
this campus for many years and was
quite active. It was aided and had
the support of the Arab Club in
An Open meeting will be held by
he group at 4 p.m. Sunday in Room
316 cf the Michigan Union. All for-
sign students, American students
and faculty members interested are
invited to attend.
At the meeting the Arab Union
will present a pane on "The Prob-
lems of Arabic Speaking Peoples in
the Near East." Discussions will be
given by Bahij Khura-Makdisi, '37E.,
who will represent Syria and Leban-
on; Hussein Saffar, Grad., who will
represent Iraq; and Bahouth Ba-
houth, '37E, who will represent Pal-
John Nassur of Detroit will be
the guest speaker. He has chosen
as his topic "Arabic Cultural Life."
Ralph Bahna, '37L, president of the
Arab Union, will preside as chairman
of the .meeting.

McBride Speaks On
Use Of New Devices
in a lecture given to the student
cction of the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers last night in
the Union, J. E. McBride, vice-presi-
dent of the Palmer-Bee company of
Detroit emphasized the use &f con-
veying and material handling devices
as an important factor in the growth
of mass production.
Mr. McBride stated that though
some workers had been displaced in
industry by the application of the
conveying systems, the increased pro-
duction and the consequent wide-
spread use of commodities formerly
too expensive for general consump-
tion had actually resulted in an in-
vreased employment and a benefi-
cial readjustment.
He stressed the fact that the work
of laborers had been considerably
lightened, factories on the whole
had become cleaner, more efficient
places, and costs had been con-
siderably reduced. Saving of floor
space and inventories and the de-
lays caused by the old methods may
also be attributed to conveying equip-
ment, Mr. McBride said.
At All Dealers
J. J. O'KANE, Dist. Dial 3500
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-Associated Press Photo
Two army fliers were slightly injured when the wh Eel brakes locked and the 16-ton bombing plane recently
built for the United States army nosed over while landing at Seattle after a trst flight. The four propellers,
the forward machine gun turret and some of the motors' cowling were crumpled in the accident.

Lure Of The -Army Life Draws
Students To Campus R.O.T.C.

Students Ask Commission,
Not Excuse From Gym,
Survey Shows
Most of the 740 men taking
R.O.T.C. take it because they like
it, a canvass of many of the student
cadets taken by The Daily yesterdayt
Col. Frederick Rogers refused to_
allow a general survey to be taken of
the unit because of the disastrous re-
sults from a similar survey taken sev-
eral years ago when it was disclosed,
that nearly all students took military
science because they wished to get
out of gym, because they desired to
obtain the .money they would be,
paid in their junior and seniors years,
or because their parents had for'ced
them to take it.
More Men Attracted
The unit is attracting more men
this year, the canvass showed. About,
200 more men are taking the non-i
compulsory training than took it last
Among the seniors contacted were
Cedric Sweet, plunging fullback on
the football team, Carl Abbott, third
in command of the student corps,
Ralph Segalman and Earl -Morrow.
For their original motives in joining,
they said that they generally had al
curiosity to investigate army life and
an admiration for men they knewi
who were in the army. They gen-,
erally agreed that army discipline is
good for everyone and that it makes
one learn to be respectful to his eld-
Diisciplin Learned
They also stated that they have
learned how to handle men and how'
to conduct themselves when in a
group of men. All agreed that in
looking back over their original mo-
tives, they have gotten more out of
R.O.T.C. than they expected to.
Juniors Carl Gerstacker, Gilbert
Phares, Goff Smith and Jack Gustaf-{
son, student commander of the
R.O.T.C., said that a desire to be
prepared in case of war, a general1
liking for military training and the
fact that this was their first chancef
for that training were their motives.-
They said that they have learned how1
to bear responsibility since joining.
For the underclassmen's point of
view, Leo Gilbert, '39E, Hugh Wag-
ner, '40E, and Endres M. Campbell,2
'40E, said that they took R.O.T.C. be-
cause it interested them. They do'

not think it takes up too much time.
Seniors, juniors, sophomores and
freshmen all agreed that the fact
that R.O.T.C. is not compulsory at
the University of Michigan is a good
point, that it keeps out dead material
and makes for progress. A salient j
point discovered in the canvass dis-
closed that there is a definite need for
a place to drill in. There was a gen-.
eral consensus for the acquisition of!
a suitable armory.
Chris's Departure
Passes Unnoticed
By Nation's Press'
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 9.-
(Special to The Daily)-Well, Chris
is gone,
No one has made much fuss over
his leaving though. Not even the
papers here in his adopted Birming-
ham, Ala. In fact, only a brief As-
sociated Press dispatch from Mont-
gomery announced his rdeath to the
multitude of office workers to whom
his meals used to be real life savers.
Yet many a resident of Birming-
ham recognized by his Southern ac-,
cent has been asked by Greeks in
far distant cities if he knew Chris.
And many are the names of well-
known persons who paid homage to
Chris, [he typical Greek restaurant
owner, at his funeral Monday. Just
to mention a few, there were Sen-
ator Hugo Black of the Senate In-
vestigation Committee, Senator John
H. Bankhead, brother of the Speakerl
of the House, and member of the
Senate Agricultural committee, Dr. J.
A. Byran, known as the Patron Saint
of Birmingham and Hugh Morrow'
of Sloss-Sheffield Steel Company.
Chris came to Birmingham 48 years
ago. Through hard, work as a res-
taurant owner he operated a suc-
cessful business in nis Chris's Place.
Fcr the major part of his 29 years
on First Avenue, his cafe was always
busy. Toward the last his trade
began to drop. 'I'hen he moved to
Montgomery where he had only more
trouble than ever fighting defeat.
After all he was almost an old man,
66 years old. Never old ji his own
opinion, however, for he always had
He was a true Greek, born in
Sparta, of real. Spartan parentage
and tradition. Maybe, that was the
reason he shot himself last Satur-
day night, to come home with his
shield or-on his shield.

14th Century
Pageant Play
Offered Here'
Hampstead Players To Use
Modern Version Written
By Professor Whitehall
An early English dramatic master-
piece. The Towneley Second Play of
the Shepherds. has been selected as
the second pres'entation of the sea-
son by the Hampstead Community
Players, and will be given Wednesday
evening, Dec. 16, at the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre.
A modern version of the play has
been written by Prof. Harold White-
hall of the English department, spe-
cialist in early modern English dic-
tionary. According tG Prof. White-,
hall, the play itself, the work of an
anonymous genius, dates from aboutj
1380, but the Towneley manuscript
of the work was written down about
Originally the play was acted in
the town square of Wakefield, Eng-
land, and in accordance with the
custom of the day, the scene-shift-
ing was accomplished by a simple
expedient by which each scene was
enacted in a wagon, drawn "off-
stage," out of view of the spectators,
for each curtain. These wagons were
krown as "pageants," from which is
derived the name "pageant play."
The piece is written in a sort of
sprawling verse-form, according to
Prof essor Whitehall, and has little
merit as poetry, but is a masterpiece
of construction and atmosphere. The
form is typically quaint and medie-
val, the first five scenes dealing ex-
clusively with the attempt of a char-
acter called Mack to steal a sheep
from some shepherds. The latter,
however, are not fooled by the dev-
ious tricks of the robber, and arrest
hin. At this point the Angel of
Annunciation appears on the scene
and commands the shepherds to fol-
low a star, which leads them to
Bethlehem and the new-born Christ-
The part of the Angel of Annun-
ciation will be sung in the Players'
version by Mrs. Burnette Staebler, re-
cently featured in the "Messiah." In'
addition, a chorus of eight from the
School of Music is being prepared by
Prof. Louise Cuyler.
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