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legin Orientation
At 8 A. M. Today

Class Of '41 Is Largest;
Settng All-Time Record
University Enrollment
Yuthven To Speak
At Meeting Tonight
Prof. Bursley Supervises
Week's Activity; Faculty
To HelpInClassifying
Two thousand freshmen, forming
the largest class in University history,
will begin Orientation Week activities
at 8 a.m. today with consultations
with their advisers.
The week's program will be super-
vised by Prof. Philip E. Bursley of
the Romance Languages department.
Assisting him will be Paul Brickley,
'39, representative of the Union, Mar-
garet Ferries, '38, representing the
League, and 125 student committee-
men. ,
Today's activities for the 94 fresh-
man groups will culminate at 8 p.m.
when President Alexander G. Ruth-1
yen greets all new students in HillJ
Auditorium. Dean of Students Joseph
A. Bursley and Dean of Women Alice
C. Lloyd will also speak.
Mixers At 8 P.M. Thursday
Separate schedules have been
drawn up for entering women. stu-
dents, engineering and literary col-
lege men students, but all will be
present at the official welcome 'in Hill
Auditorium. Literary college and en-
gineering college men students will
have separate mixers- at 8 p.m.
Thursday in the Union.
Faculty members will help the
freshmen classify and register whiles
student assistants will conduct them
in groups through campus buildings.
Special demonstrations have been ar-
ranged by thietic teams and R.O,-
T C. leaders
Professor Bursley called the pro-
gram the best means to introduce
students to the geography of the
One Week Orientation
"Previously," he said, "many pro-
fpssors complained that classes began1
to settle down only after two weeks1
of the semester had passed. Now,
with a- greatly increased enrollment,1
this compulsory program achieves the
same result in half the time."
Advanced students entering the
University for the first time will
have similar programs.
The complete list of Men's Orien-
tation Week Advisers, as announced
yesterday by Brickley, follows:
To all freshman men except the
freshman engineers:
John Atkinson, Jr., Arthur P. Bar-
tholomew, John Campbell, John
Christensen, Charles L. Dolpi, Philip
Durfee, Reid Hatfield, William F.
Jewell, Charles M. Lovett, John Mc-
Callister, John Munn, Leonard New-'
man, Newton H. Ketcham.,
Other Advisersr
Oscar Ladd, Frank Lapick, William
Mundy, Loren D. Packer, Robert
Pope, Karl M. Rague, George F.
Roach, Eliot Robinson, Robert Rosa,
Bernard Rubiner, Hudson Tourtellot,
Myron Wallace, Edward Williams,
William B. Wreford, Frank Bussard,
Robert Kann, Donald Treadwell, Ted
Richard Babcock, Emery Cook,
Halleck Fry, Colvin Gibson, Philip
Gordy, James I. Laird, Morris Miller,
Seymour Spelman, Albert Warren,
Warrington Willis, Carl E. Guldberg,
Henry W. Ruifrok, Keith Hook and
Wilbur E. Powers.
D. M. Alexander, R. E. Barrett, J.
M. Stevens, Granville Conrad, D. E.
Basler, R. K. Gauthier, G. H. Hanson,
W. G. Wheeler, Allen Andrews, W.
H. Buchanan, Henry Walters, Lewis
T. Briggs, E. L. Klein, H. R. Stev-
ens, James Ireland, Clifford C. Av-
ery and Richard M. Adams.
To men transfer students:

Robert Windsor, Marvin Reider,
Seymour Spelman, Ray Downs, John
Parker, Don Belden, Fred Luebke,'
Cecil Young, George Pierce, Jack
MacLeod, Dan Shaw, Phil Westbrook,
Charles Bowditch and James Halli-
Stocks Hit New Low
For Past 21 Months

Directs Orientation

Rushing Periodj
Will Officially
Rushees Required To Pay
Fee; Handbook Of Rules,
To Be GivenBy Council
Michigan's 41 fraternities will of-
ficially open their rushing period at
noon Saturday, and continue rushing
until the evening of October '7, ac-
cording to Bud Lundahl, '38, presi
dent of the Interfraternity Council.
Every student who wishes to be
rushed by a fraternity must pay a
registration fee to the Council. This
fee may be paid all through the rush-
ing period at a special desk in the
lobby of the Union.
Upon payment. each rushee will
be given a copy of the Council's hand-
book which lists all rushing rules, all
fraternity members and all fraternity
houses on the campus and a receipt1
for the fee. The fee is 50 cents untill
Saturday, and one dollar thereafter.
From Thursday evening, Oct. 7,
until Monday evening, Oct. 11, a sil-
ence period will be in effect during
Lundahl yesterday urged all
those wishing to be rushed to
register immediately at the desk
maintained in the Union lobby.
There will be members of the
Council there every day during
Orientation Week from 9 a.m.
until 5 p.m.
which no rushee and fraternity man{
may speak to each other. It is dur-
ing this time that the pledging pro-
cess described below takes place.
On Friday, Oct. 8, every rushee
shall take his receipt for the rushing
fee to the office of the Dean of Stu-
dents, and receive for it a blank upon
which he will put, in order of pref-
erence, the fraternities that he would
pledge if asked.
The same day, each fraternity shall
file with the same office a list of men
it would pledge, in order of prefer-
ence, stating the number of pledges
it would take.
Then, during the period from Fri-
day until Monday, the Dean's office
(Continued on Page 6)

NYA Funds
Of University
Nearly Halved
Age Restrictions Going In
Effect This Year Will Cut
Many Graduates Off Roll
Maximum Monthly
Wage'_Is Now $12
Funds for student part-time em-
ployment under the National Youth
Administration have been reduced to
$11,250 per month, as compared with.
$19,845 per month for last year, Har-
old S. Anderson, cost accountant in
charge of NYA expenditure, has an-
nounced. Student relief employment
will be conducted on a greatly re-
duced basis as a result.
According to a departmental bul-
letin announcing the reduction, sent
out by Prof. Lewis M. Gram, of the
engineering college, chairman of the
Committee on Student Relief Em-
ployment, the funds will be used to
pay students for doing "socially de-
sirable work, including the sort cus-
tomarily done by students who are
working their way through college,
such as clerical, library and research
work." Students may be assigned to
extension, adult education and other
activities of a socially useful nature.
Students eligible for NYA work
must be between the ages of 16 and
25, American citizens, and full-time
students, carrying at least three-
fourths of the normal program of se-
mester hour requirements. Their fi-
nancial status, attested in signed ap-
plication blanks, should be such as to
render attendance at college "under
proper living conditions" impossible
without assistance. All students will
be enterviewed by Professor Anderson
before work is assigned.
Many graduate students will be re-
moved from the rolls by the applica-
tion of the age limit rule which sets
the maximum age at 25. The rule
had previouslyabeen relaxed.
NYA jobs are limited to 30 hours
work a month, at the standard rate
of 40 cents an hour, or a maximum
of $12 per month. Students are ad-
vised to use NYA money "to supple-
ment aid from other sources in taking
care of current obligations."
Active membership in a fraternity
or sorority will be considered evidence
that the student is not in need of em-
ployment relief. The number of
hours each student will be allowed to
work will be determined by his finan-
cial need.
Kirar Hurt; Out For
Indefinite Period
Ed Kirar, '38, captain of the Mich-
igan swimming team, suffered serious
burns in a motorboat explosion Aug.
6 which may keep him out of compe-
tition this semester when, and if, he
returns to school.
According to reports received here,
he expects to return, but his condi-
tion makes it uncertain that he will
compete. Kirar's probable absence
from Matt Mann's tank squad will
diminish its chances of retaining the
Conference championship, as he was
an outstanding sprint man and con-
sistent point gatherer.
Kirar was seated in his boat with
his parents in Lake Beulah, Wis.,
when the accident occurred. He had
leaned over to open the hatch and
the ensuing blast catapulted him
from the boat. His parents jumped
safely into the water. When he
emerged his entire body, with the ex-
ception of his feet was burned.

HONGKONG, Sept. 21.-(Tues-
day) - (P) -- Twenty-one Japanese
airplanes showered bombs on Can-
ton, China's southern metropolis, in
an air raid early today.

U.S. To Meet
With League
Eden Warns Fascist States
Britain Will Rearm If
MilitaryRace Persists
American Consul
To Leave Nanking
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20.-UP)-
The United States agreed today to
send a representative to the League
of Nations advisory committee con-
vening tomorrow night to consider
the Sino-Japanese conflict
At the same time, the United States
informed the League that it could
not say to what extent it would be
able to cooperate with the commit-
tee until informed about the func-
tions it will be expected to perform.
A State Department announcement
said that these facts were communi-
cated to the Secretary General of
the League by Leland Harrison,
American minister to Switzerland.
Harrison was designated to attend
as this Government's representative.
It was specified that the American
minister would attend the session "in
the same capacity and for the same
purposes" as those fulfilled by Hugh
Wilson. former minister to Switzer-
land, when he represented the Unit-
ed States on the committee in 1933.
Spain's Legal Status Same
At that time, the advisory body was
created to consider the Manchurian
crisis. The United States agreed to
be represented only in a consulta-
tive capacity. Wilson attended its
sessions on that basis, which did not
give him the right to vote.
Earlier, 52 states gave the Madrid-
Valencia Government only 23 of a
necessary 32 votes to declare her re-
eligible for a seat in the council.
Spain's defeat does not affect her
stand as plaintiff before the League
against Germany and Italy on her
charges that they are intervening in
the Spanish civil war. Her legal
status as a member of the League was
not impaired.
Council Ousts Spain
GENEVA, Sept. 20.-(/P)-British
Foreign Minister Anthony Eden, tem-
pering his severity with a note of
conciliation, warned the Fascist pow-
ers tonight that Britain is committed
irrevocably to a policy of rearma-
ment, unless other nations cease com-
peting for military supremacy.
Speaking before a hushed League
of Nations Assembly which had voted
Government Spain out of its council
for the next three years, at least,
Eden struck a note of mingled hope
and pessimism. Despite the dark
An interview with Prof. Law-
rence Preuss of the political sci-
ence department on the Nyon
piracy agreement appears on
page 6 of this issue.
picture he painted and his implied
rebukes at Germany and Italy, he
emphasized Britain's determination
still to strive for peace.
Significantly, his listeners believed,
the British foreign secretary empha-
sized British hopes for peace when
he touched on Spain.
"One pledge I can give to this as-
sembly," he said, "is that the Govern-
ment I represent will spare no en-
deavor to prevent war from engulf-
ing Europe."
Eden, mindful of "many good rea-
sons to be satisfied with the economic

history of the past year," envisaged
trade as a road to international har-
U.S. Diplo Fats Flee
NANKING, Sept. 21. (Tuesday)-
')-Unted States Ambassador Nelsor
T. Johnson and his staff evacuated
the embassy to take refuge from Ja-
panese air bombs early today aboar<
an American patrol boat in the Yang-
tze River.
Johnson reluctantly transferred the
embassy to temporary quarter,
aboard the patrol boat Luzon afte:
Japan's navy had warned that Japar
intends to devastate the Chinese cap-
ital. All other foreign embassies re-
mained, at least temporarily.
Evacuation of the United State.
embassy staff began after the thir
Japanese air raid in two days on thi
(Continued on Page 2)

AlumniStart Dorm Drive

Housing Officials Predict
Enough Rooms For All

Mixer Planned
For Freshmen;
Thorn ToSpeak
Union Holds Open House
Friday; Dance Planned;
Students To See Building
Two freshman mixers and an open
house for freshmen and transfer stu-
dents are planned for Orientation
Week, Paul Brickley, '39, of the Union
Executive Council, announced yester-
The two mixers, both set for 8 p.m.
Thursday, will be held in the Union,
one for freshmen engineering stu-
dents in the Main Dining Room, and
the other, which is for all other fresh-
men men, in the Main Ballroom on
the second floor.
The mixer for all those except en-
gineers will feature motion pictures,
group singing and addresses on topics
of interest to freshmen, and is in
charge of Brickley.
John. Thom, '38, president of the
Union, will open the program with
an address of welcome to entering
students. The University Glee Club
will then present several selections
followed by Michigan cheers led by
the University's cheerleaders.
To Show Campus Movies
Next on the program are motion
pictures of campus scenes and per-
sonalities taken last year on the
campus. Dean of Students Joseph A.
Bursley will then address new stu-
dents on "Fraternities."
Group singing of Michigan songs
will follow the talk by Dean Bursley,
and refreshments will conclude the
evening's program.
The engineer's mixer, to be held at
the same time, will also feature the
Glee Club, according to Prof. A. D.
Moore of the engineering school, who
is in charge of arrangements.
Also on the program will be talks
by a member of the Michigan Tech-
nic staff and some faculty member,
and a reception of students by mem-
bers of the College of Engineering's
From noon until 11 p.m. Friday,
the Union will hold an open house
for all freshmen and transfer stu-
Freshman advisers will conduct
tours through the entire Union build-
ing, including the new addition, and
all entering students will have an op-
portunity to swim, play billiards and
ping pong without charge.
Will Hold Friday Dance
The first of the regular Friday
night Union dances will be held then,
and Bob Steinle's orchestra will fea-
ture numbers to help introduce fresh-
men to Michigan.
Thom yesterday called attention to
the temporary student directory that
the Union is making to aid in locat-
ing students until the regular student
directory comes out sometime after
the start of school. This directory
will be kept in the Student Offices of
the Union on the first floor.
An information bureau for fresh-
men and transfers will be main-
tained in the lobby of the Union
throughout Orientation Week.
FLINT, Mich., Sept. 20.-UP)--
Henry Kraus, labor paper editor who
has been at odds with international
officers of the United Automobile
Workers Union, announced today the
first issue of the "Independent Flint
Auto Worker" will appear tomorrow

Warns Fascists-

Chicago Graduates Begin
Campaign For $75,000
Of $200,000 Fund
Union Freshman
Dorm Is Sold Out
Singles At Premium, Says
Investigator; Landladies
Blame Rise In Taxes
A new note of optimism was sound-
ed for the first time in many years
in the recurring rooming problem
yesterday when both men's and wom-
en's housing authorities expressed
confidence in their ability to find liv-
ing quarters for all students.
Simultaneous with these an-
nouncements, T. Hawley Tapping,
general secretary of tne Alumni As-
sociation, revealed plans for the
construction of additional men's dor-
The first large scale move toward
the proposed $200,000 dormitory
fund, Mr. Tapping said, was taken
by the Chicago alumni, who on Sept.
15 initiated a one month campaign
for $75,000.

Grid Tune-Ups
Show Team Has

Despite Raggedness, Line
Appears Better Than
Last Year's,
Although rain and a slippery turf
somewhat marred their efforts, the
1937 Wolverines made several im-
portant facts evident in their first
formal grid rehearsal last Saturday.
First, they showed beyond excep-
tion that material is ample, with at
least two and, in many places, three
men being available at each position.
Second, despite early-season rag-
gedness, especially in the blocking
department, the line was distinctly
improved over last season's at a sim-
ilar stage. Symptoms of harder and
surer tackling were noticeable. Of-
fensively, the linemen lacked preci-
sion and timing which will come with
more work.
Big Don Siegel, who developed fast
last season, indicated he intends to
continue his bruising tactics at
tackle. He charged and struck with
jarring force. Ralph Heikkinen and
Fred Olds, guards, also piled them
up in commendable fashion, and
pleased the coaches with their offen-
sive play.'
Archie Kodros, sophomore center,
further demonstrated he needs but
passing practice and a little experi-
ence to make a serious threat to Capt.
Joe Rinaldi's job.
Ends Joe Rogers, who snagged a
pair of touchdown tosses, and John
Nicholson, a good blocker, were im-
pressive at times. With Dan Smick,
Art Valpey, Elmer Gedeon, Harold
Floersch, Vincent Valek and Sol Sob-
sey present, the flanks appeared well
Third, Stark Ritchie at the tail-
back, served notice he plans to steal
I some of Fred Trosko's thunder. While;
Trosko participated for only a short
time, favoring a shoulder bump, Rit-
chie consistently ripped off sizeable
t. (Continued on Page 6)

Freshmen Fill Dorms
Allen House and Rumsey House,
.newcomers to the growing number
of University buildings, were almost
completely filled last night by their
118 freshman tenants and their 24
upperclassman proctors, whose room
reservations were made during the
The occupants of the two build-
ings, which were named after the
co-founders of Ann Arb~or, Mr. Tap-
ping explained, were chos e y the
Dean of Students on the basis of
geographic distribution. Operated by
the Union, the dormitories will have
a house director and a dietician.
Meals will be served in two dining
rooms which were especially built for
the houses which adjoin the Union.
Few Singles Left
As hundreds poured into the city
yesterday, the rooming house investi-
gator for the University told The
Daily that single rooms "were at a
premium." Dean Alice C. Lloyd de-
clared that there were few single
rooms available for women.
Both, however, were confident that
sufficient double rooms and suites
would be vacant to house those who
have yet to arrive.
Minimum prices for men's rooms,
according to the rooming house in-
vestigator, are $4 for single rooms,
$3.75 per person in suites, and $3.50
per person in double rooms.
Doubles and suites for women,
Dean Lloyd said, were renting at ap-
proximately the same rates as dormi-
tory rooms.


Taxes Increase Rates
The increased rates, to the dismay
of the student who has in the past
paid what he considered a "reason-
able or low rent," are blamed by land-
ladies on increasing taxes and costs.
Original activity on the part of stu-
dents to avoid high rents, on the
other hand, is evidenced by student
cooperative houses which, however,
accommodate a small number of the
student body.
A radio fee, in the past only col-
lected at the will of the individual
landlady, sometimes not collected,
will this year become a regular charge
by landladies and dormitories, room-
ing house authorities revealed. The
exact amount of the charge in room-
ing houses will be left to the discre-
tion of the landlady. In Rumsey and
Allen Houses the radio fee, the room-
ing house inspector stated, will be $4
per semester.

Varied Speech Program Proves
Eloquence Rules The Day Here

"Silence is golden" the poet warned,
but his admonition is accorded scant
attention at Michigan where for-
ensic activities have flourished from
time immemorial.
There are at present, in addition to
the extensive program sponsored by
the Department of Speech and Lin-I
guistics, five extracurricular organi-
zations devoted to forensic activities:
Alpha Nu and Adelphi, both for the
men of the literary school; Sigma
Rho Tau for the engineering school;
and Athena and Zeta Phi Eta, the
two women's societies.
Alpha Nu claims the honor of
being the oldest of the quintet, hay-

head of the engineering college Eng-
lish department.
Adelphi conducts its meetings in a
unique manner, the procedure being
modeled exactly from that of the
United States House of Representa-
tives. Each member is assigned a
state for which he answers in roll
call and which he represents in de-
Sigma Rho Tau is the largest of
any of the societies, its membership
usually about 90. The engineers have
taken for their purpose the establish-
ment of a closer bond between the
members of the technical professions
and the public.
Part of the annual induction cere-

Newly-Formed Independent Men'
Plan To Welcome, Aid Freshmen
Greeting the class of '41 will be a Marvin Reider, '39, treasurer. During
newly-organized Independent Men's the coming semester, a representative
Organization, which will endeavor to of the class of '41, will be picked to
organize the independent men and take his place among the executives,
offer them some of the fraternal ad- the officers pointed out. Class repre-
vantages which independents have sentation, it was further stated, will'
not in the past enjoyed. also be attempted on the Executive
Organized during the latter part of Council of the Independents. William
the last semester, the Independents Barndt, '37, president last semester,
will attempt to institute this year a will not be in school this year.
system of zoning of independent men, The Assembly, the women indepen-
which was found to be the most dents' association, is expected to work
feasible program, the officers ex- in harmony upon projects with the
plained. The final plans have not men's organization, The Daily was
yet been announced, but it is ex- told. Mixers and other social activ-
pected that the organization will ities may be jointly sponsored, it was
begin its activities this week. explained, in the concerted efforts

Ruthven Warns StudentsI
Against Specialization
President Ruthven yesterday urged
every student to take full opportu-
nities offered by the University for
mental development and not simply
to devote all of his time to special-
He called attention of the students
to the desirability of taking advan-
tagL of opportunities to promote their
education outside of the classroom.
"This school year will be crowded
with lectures by distinguished men,
exhibits of art by artists of note and




Bugher Resigns 1
Study Yellow Feverl

NEW YORK, Sept. 20.-(1)-Stock I
market leaders dropped to new low
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The resignation of Prof. John C.
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