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Farmers May
Demand State
Income TaXes
Grange Prepared To Fight
For Legislative Program
At SpecialSession
ALPENA, Mich., Oct. 25-UP)-
Farmers of the Michigan State'
Grange, assembling tonight for their
annual convention, served notice that
they were prepared to fight for en-
actment of their legislative program,
and that it probably would include
demands for a state income tax.
Although the Grange is a non-par-
tisan organization, it has wielded
powerful influence in the past on
political issues affecting. agriculture.
The delegates planned, before the
convention adjourns Thursday night,
to write a legislative program that
would include, among other things,
the farmers' sentiment on tax legis-
lation, labor relations, rural electri-
fication, temperance and public school
The Grange has battled perennially
for a state income tax, and its State
master, C. H. Bramble, announced
several weeks ago that the organiza-
tion was ready to demand that such
legislation be submitted to the special
session of the legislature, if Governor
Murphy call,9 one this winter.
Officers' reports will put the con-
vention under way tomorrow morning.
Bramble is to deliver his annual mes-
sage in the afternoon. He said he
would speak personally, although he
has not recovered from an illness.
The Resolutions Committee will
start its work Wednesday, and on
Thursday the organization will vote
its expressions of sentiment on state
issues. .It will ask the national or-
ganization to take action on issues of
national importance.
Editors Are Silent,
Daisies Won't Talk,
Where's Ifirectory
"Daisies won't tell," said the ad-
vertisement for the Student Directory
in the Sunday Daily. Neither will the
editors when it comes to giving out
a definite statement as to when the
Directory will make its appearance
on campus.
According to the editors, all the
directory copy, including names, ad-
dresses, telephone numbers and home
addresses of each student has been
turned over to the printer, and the
editors are just 'waiting for the fin-
ished product to be delivered and put
on sale.
The hitch is that no definite
length of time can be counted on for
the printing of the directory, for the
unpredictability of the presses, as
well as war, famine and acts of God
is out of the hands of the editors,
and the sleuthing will have to go on
for a while yet.
Campus Peace Poll
Starts Tomorrow
Contin u-u, k 1 p 1
( ) c. Withdraw all pro-
3. I will support the United States
in: -
( ) a. Any war.
( ) b. A war to defend con-
tinental U n'i t e d
( ) c. A war to defend any]
democracy a g a i n s t
fascist invasion.

( ) d. A war to check Jap-
anese aggression in
( ) e. No war.
4. With regard to student activity
in promoting peace, I favor:
) a. Education by lectures,
discussions, et cet-
( ) b. An annual nation-
wide student strike.
) c. Organized pressure on
( ) d. No activity, because it
is futile.
t ...........

1ig Cities Here To Stay, Small
Ones Declining, Says McKenzie

Spanish War "icti

Ic iropol tan Commnunity,!
N oInd ependent Towns
;'I7 Of Expansion
Popular beliefs that the era of big
4ties has passed in America were re-
'uted yesterday by Prof. Roderick D.I
McKenzie of the sociology department
who claimed that the small city, if
any, is the one most apt to decline.

Several causes have given rise to
beliefs that the big city may be in
a process of decline, according to
Professor McKenzie. Recent experi-
ments in decentralized housing, and
"back to the farm" movements during
he depression are among the most
rmportant. Sudden decrease in the
capid political expansion of big cities
ind the belief that technological ex-
oeriments are enabling industries to
'reak down their plants into separat-
ad units, are others.
"In the last decade," Professor Mc-
Kenzie stated, "big cities have ex-
aanded less rapidly in political area.
This is due, however, to the fact that
n the late '20's they had begun to
!neet with increasing resistance from
surrounding towns wishing to retain
their own status. These sought the
benefits of lower taxation and more
efficient administration systems while
remaining close to the metropolitan
"Big city economic and social ex-
pansionhas resulted in the emergence
:f what is now called, the metropolitan
community. This represents a con-
stellation of communities closely in-
tegrated to form a larger whole. Two
kinds of suburbs have sprung up
around the city. These are the in-
dustrial suburb, where large plants

dominate policies of the municipality,
and the residential suburb. There has
not, however, been decentralization
into small independent towns."
Movements to the farm during the
depression were for the most part
temporary, P r o f e s s o r McKenzie
claimed, being the result of a search
for employment and self-sufficiency.
Crop control, low farm incomes and
increased employment in the cities
have reversed this trend.
New inventions, such as the cotton
picker, may accelerate this move from
the agricultural fields back to the city.
By expanding the productive capacity
of each laborer, they reduce the need
for labor and drive men from the
fields into the city.
Economic and cultural advantages
increase the attractions of the big city
and draw persons there rather than
to the smaller districts, Professor Mc-
Kenzie said.
Institutions such as hospitals,
schools, theatres, and newspapers are
included in the cultural advantages.
They are institutions that can only
be maintained where there is a large
enough group to support them and
may appear only in inferior form in
the rural or small town district. They
contribute an important element in
population shifts to metropolitan
Most of the movement to the large
city is coming from the small town,
Professor McKenzie said, and there is
not a steady and proportionate move-
ment to them in return. For this rea-
son, if any of the modern population
areas should disappear under the
present economic system, it is most
apt to be the small town, with its
relatively Iminor economic and cul-
tural advantages.

Amateurs Get
Chance Tonight
At Band Show
(Continued from Page 1)
'alay"; Ruth Katz, piano, "Italian
Concerto"; James McCullough, '41,
cornet, "Carnival of Venice"; David
Runden, marimba solo, "Caprice'
and "Flight of Bumble Bee"; bari-
tone trio, "Triplets of the Finest";
and William Rhoads, clarinet, "Fan-
tasie from Rigoletto."
Judges for this division are Prof.
David Mattern, of the School of
Music; Graham Overguard, of Wayne
University; and Dale Harris, of Pon-
In the second section of more hu-
morous acts, the following are to be
presented: David Gibson and his
puppet show; Casey Carter as the
"Singing Cowboy"; Dr. Homer Stry-
er, of the University Hospital, who
will tell about a football-playing
Michigan man and his co-ed girl
friend; Edward Grace, '39, who will
lead a group of men singers; Paul
Ross, who will give imitations;
'Charles Forbes, '40E, a magician;
Everett Doran '40 novelties; and of
course the "Six Sophisticated: Soph-
omores," who refuse to divulge their
Audience applause will decide the
winner in this section. First prizes
of $25 and scecond prizes of $15 will
be awarded in each division.
Members of the audience will be
asked to join in on the choruses of
Michigan songs under the direction
of Lawton.
The new song, written by Lawton
and Prof. Earl V. Moore, of the
School of Music, "Michigan Loco-
motive" will be featured.
The show will be over by 10:15
p.m., Prof. William D. Revelli, direc-
tor of the band, pointed out so that
women will be able to be home under
the 10:30 p.m. deadline.
347 Maynard Cor. William
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OLIVET, Mich., Oct. 25- (P) -
Thomas Trainor has put goggles oa
his hens so they won't fight.
Trainor who has a large poultryI
farm said he considered fighting in
the hen-yard reduces chickens' egg!
production. He contrived goggles
,that rest on a hen's beak with a pro-
truding section that intereferes when
they try to fight. When the hen
lowers its head to eat, the goggles
move up out of the way.
He said his chickens were "a little
upset" at first, but have become used
to the contraption.
Eighty-five per cent of Ann Arbor's
people are the owners of their homes.,

Hen Goggles Invented
To End Poultry Fights

Suit Is Filed
Gas For City
LANSING, Oct. 25-(/P)-The Inde-

pendent Natural Gas Producers' As-
sociation of Michigan, through its
attorney, Ferris H. Fitch, of Detroit,
filed a brief with the Michigan Public
Utilities, Commssion today opposing
the Washtenaw Gas Company's ap-
plication for permission to pipe natur-
al gas from the Texas panhandle into
Ann Arbor and neighboring commun-
The brief asserted that Michigan
natural gas supplies are adequate
to serve all southern peninsula com-
munities now using manufactured

with ease... own a' ,

Reports from American volun-
teers in Spain listed Joseph Dallett,
Jr., (above), 30, of Youngstown, O.,
as "killed in action." While com-
manding a battalion of the Abra-
ham Lincoln brigade. Dallet, suc-
cessively a Dartmouth student,
steel worker and steel union or-
ganizer, was twice defeated as a
candidate for public office in Ohio.
I .
Islamic Astronomy
Is Topic Of Lecture
Prof. W. Carl Rufus of the Univer..
sity astronomy department will de-
liver a lecture on the "Influence of
Islamic Astronomy in Europe and the
Far East" at 4:15 p.m., tomorrow, in
Alumni Memorial Hall.
The lecture is the first of a series
on Near-Eastern Art and Culture
sponsored by the Reasearch Seminary
in Islamic Art of, the University In-
stitute of Fine Arts. It will deal with
one of the many phases of the in-
fluence which Near-Eastern culture
had upon Western and other civil-


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next year was reduced with a 2,000,-
000 acre cut by the AAA.
Approving the 1938 agricultural
conservation program, Secretary
Wallace fixed its cotton "goal" at 27.-
000,000 to 29,000,000 acres. The goal
previously had been placed at 29,-
000,000 to 31,000,000 acres.
The goal is to be divided by areas
and individual farms, and growers
will be required to limit their plant-
ings to their share of it in order to
qualify for government benefit pay-
New York

crease was due to a rise in the rail-
way operating expenses, total railway
operating revenues this year being
about $30,000 higher than last.
dent of the Foreign Policy Associa-
tions, New York City, described the
present neutrality act as "fundamen-
tally unjust" in an address before
the Economic Club and urged its
"Should that act be applied today to
the Far Eastern crisis its effect would
be to drive China into the arms of
Soviet Russia and toward Commun-
ism, bringing nearer the danger of a
new world war," Buell said.
TION fund contributions by Michi-
gan employers for the first nine
months of 1937 are expected to reach
the $20,000,000 mark, according to the
State Job Insurance Commission.

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eration of the New York Central'
Railroad and its leased lines for Sep-.
;ember decreased $1,190,437 below
the income of the corresponding pe-
riod last year after deductions for de-
rPoin4ion and retirements. The de-

La Rue Attends Meeting
Of Junior College Group
Prof. George La Rue, of the Zoology
department represented Michigan in
the Biology section last Friday, at theI
Junior College Association Conven-
tion held in Muskegon.
The Section's discussion cen-
tered around the problem of the over-
burdening of Junior College instruc-
tors. Because of the small future for
properly qualified assistants in the
Junior College field, N.Y.A. workers
with little experience fill these po-
sitions. This causes most of the work
to fall on the shoulders of the instruc-
tors, it was said. &

GOP Leader Sees
Party Harmonious
BOSTON, Oct. 25.--UP)-A Massa-
chusetts Republican leader tonight
reported "complete harmony" in
party ranks on the eve of former
President Herbert Hoover's first visit
to this state in seven years.
Hoover will address the semi-an- !
nual dinner of the Republican Club
of Massachusetts tomorrow night on
"Forward Motion By The Republican
The speech will be broadcast over
a nation-wide hookup (9-9:30 E.S.T.,
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