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TH't d . ;N DAILY

High School


Championship Debate And
Music Festival Attract
Students To Ann Arbor
(Continued from Page 1)
Auditorium tonight have won their
way to the finals from 228 squads
who started in the competition last
fall. Neither of the schools has been.
represented in the finals of the state
championship more than once and
neither has been awarded a cham-
The Flint affirmative consisting of
William Siegel, William Pierce, and
Watson Pierce was coached by Har-
old t. Hawley of Flint Cefitral High
School. Mr. Hawley's team was de-
feated by a Big Rapid'a squad last
year in the finals.
Stuart Main, Raymond Davis, and
Robert Gibson, coached by John W.
Postma of Battle Creek High School
compose the negative team. A Battle
Creek squad lost to Lincoln High
School of Ferndale in the '34 finals,
The debate is conducted annually
by the Michigan High School Foren-j
sic Association, a division of the Uni-
versity Extension Service. Arthur
Secord of the Service, and varsity
debate coach, is manager of the For-
ensic Association.
Gold watches, donated by the De
troit Free Press will be awarded to
each of the six debaters participat-
ing in tonight's event. Bronze trophy
cups will be awarded to the two teams,
and also tt Detroit Central High
School and Harrisville High School,
semi-finalist teams. G. M. Minton
directed the Detroit squad and A.
H. Warner coached the Harrisville
Dr. Charles A. Fisher, director of
the Extension Service, will be chair-
man of the debate. The judges will
be Dr. Harry G. Barnes of the State
University of Iowa, Prof. Gaul E.
Densmore, head of the department of
speech and Prof. Carl G. Brandt of
the same department.
A band concert by the University of
Michigan Band, under the direction
of Prof. William D. Revelli will pre-
cede the debate. The concert will
open with "The Victors. The pro-
gram will consist of: "Bravada, Paso
Doble" by Curzon; "Overture to Il
Matrimonio Segreto" by Cimarosa;
"There's Something About a Soldier"
by' Noel. Gay; "Fruhlingstimmnen
Waltzes" by Johann Strauss; "A
Michigan Fantasy" arranged by Donn
Chown; "Rhythms of Rio" by Ben-
nett; and "Varsity" by Moore.

HJligh School T eamns To V i.Fr State Championship T onigh t
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Pcreabove aethe debaing teams of Flint Centrland Batl Ceek High Schoolssrioso state-
wide elunination contest, who will vie for the Michigan debating championship tonight in Hill Auditorium. In
the upper row, left to right, is the affirmative team, William Siegel, William Pierce and Watson Piere. Below
is the negative team, Raymond Davis, Robert Gibson and Stuart Main.

A special low-rate tax on millions
of, dollars worth .of intangible pro-
perty, including stocks, bonds and
bank deposits, is proposed in a
pamphlet, "Taxing Intangibles," pre-
pared by Prof. Robert S. Ford, direc-
tor of the Bureau of Government.
In Michigan intangibles are now
taxed under the general property
tax, Professor Ford explains, but rela-
tively few are assessed because most
tax officials and taxpayers feel that
the tax is unjust. He suggests a rate
only about 10 per cent as high as the
general property tax.
Evasion of the existing intangibles
tax is a simple matter, he observes,
since the owner must report it for
taxation. The evader of the tax does
not consider his action. a violation
of the law, but, rather as "self-help"
in correcting a great injustice.
Other states have corrected this
situation, Professor Ford, writes, by
three methods. These include: exemp-
tion from property taxation, with the
income, such as interests and divi-
dends, subject to a general income
tax; exemption from property taxa-
tion, with the income from the in-
tangibles subject to a special income
tax; or by a special low-rate property
tax, as in use in Ohio.
It is nearly always assumed that
greater revenues will be obtained by
the adoption of such a low-rate, wide-
ly distributive program. "However,"

Professor Ford warns, "this may or
may not occur. The rate of taxation
under such a tax is usually around
two or three mills, which is only 10.
per cent as high as the usual general
property tax."
He adds that "The primary motive
in urging the change from the gen-
eral .property tax to a low rate on in-
tangible property is to broaden the
distribution of the tax burden on
property." Efficient collection of the
tax, as in Minnesota and Ohio, have
increased the revenue from intangible
The low-rate tax program was pro-
posed to the State legislature in 1937,
but proved defective in several legal
requirements. .However, the bill con-
tains a number of commendable
features, he believes, and if certain
of the defects are corrected, it will
do a great deal to improve the taxa-
tion of intangibles in this state..
Prof. Willard Chosen
President Of Sigma Xi
Officers elected for the next bien-
nuim by Sigma Xi, honorary scien-
tific. research fraternity, are: Prof.
Hobart H. Willard of the chemistry
department, president; Prof. Mal-
colm H. Soule of the bacteriology de-
partment; vice-president; Prof. Rus-
sell A. Dodge of the engineering
mechanics department, 'treasurer;
and Prof. Franklin L. Everett of the
engineering mechanics department,
Three members elected to the
council were: Prof. Ralph A. Sawyer
of the physics department; Prof.
Heber.D. Curtis of the astronomy de-
partment; Prof. Heber D. Curtis of
the astronomy department, and Prof.
Chester B. Slawson of the minera-
logy department.

Profn Iord Proposes LowRate
Tax On Intangible Properties

Scholmasters Meet Here Today

IUAW To Vote
On AFL Merger
Martin Indicates Approval
Of Executive Board

DETROIT, April 27.--(P)-Offi-
cials of the Independent United Au-
tomobile Workers Union prepared
today for a poll of the Union's mem-
bership on the question of affiliation
with the American Federation of La-
Homer Martin, president of the
independent UAW said a majority of
the executive board had approved
a referndum. No date for the vote
has been set..
Four thousand employes of the
Briggs Manufacturing Co., idle yes-
terday in a dispute between the
CIO-UAW and the company regard-
ing time allowances for securing tools
and reporting for work, returned to
their jobs today.
Emil Mazey, president of Briggs
Local 212 of the CIO-UAW, said
members of the Local will meet Sat-
urday afternoon to discuss the dis-
pute and "30 unsettled" grievances
and vote whether to call a strike.
"We're going to make every effort
to settle these matters peaceably,"
said Mazey. "We don't want to strike
if we don't have to. The men want-
ed to walk out this morning and we
had all we could do to keep them at;
The Chrysler Corp. today an-;
nounced another extension of 60 days
of the Corporation's contract withj
the UAW. The expiration date waso
advanced to June 30.1


(Continued from Page 1)
at 2 p.m. in Rackham Lecture Hall.
Others on the program are Prof. Shir-
ley W. Allen of the Forestry School;
Raymond Courtright, golf coach; L.
F. Dow of the French department;
Prof. Henry W. Nordmeyer, chair-
man of the German department and
Otto G. Graf, also of the German de-
partment; Prof. Howard Y. McClusky
of the School of Education; Prof.
Lewis G. Vander Velde of the history
department and Prof. Henry M. Ken-
dall of the geography department.
Also on the program are Dr. Eu-
gene B. Elliott, Michigan State Sup-
erintendent of Public Instruction;
Harlan C. Koch, assistant director of
the University's Bureau of Coopera-
tion with Educational Institutes; E.
J. Soop, field secretary of the Univer-
sity Extension Service and John M.
Trytten, acting principal of Univer-
sity High School.
Tne Schoolmasters' meet will con-
tinue tomorrow morning on com-
munity and school curricular ac-
tivities with seven conferences and
a demonstration and instruction lec-
ture on Early American Dancing.
Dean Jame B. Edmonson of the
School of Education opened the
Tenth Annual Conference on Teach-
er-Education yesterday morning.
Prof. Raleigh Schorling of the School
of Education summarized the results
of a ballot on controversial issues in;
programs of Student teaching. The
poll consisted of the opinions of 500
members pf the faculties of nine in-

stitutions. Discrepancies between the
practices of schools and what faculty
members believe should be done are
due to the failure of institutions to
formulate a philosophy of education,
faculty cooperation, excessive loads
on critic teachers, persistance of
demonstration work' of an outmoded
type, and failure to protect the best
interests of pupils, Professor Schor-
lipg said.
The recent inquiry by the New York
Board of Regents into the character
and costs of public education in that
state was outlined by Prof. Arthur
B. Moehiman of the School of Educes-
tion at the luncheon meeting in the
Union. The study, supervised by Dr.
Luther Gulick of Columbia Universi-
ty, was in, nine sections. Four dealt
with high schools, teacher personnel,
state aid in school costs and Wilson's
concept of education, were classified
by Professor 'MoehlIman as excellent.
The survey recommended, he con-
tinued, that New York did not need a
state university but rather an im-
proved system of elementary and
secondary education. Also stressed
was the need of a central agency to
control and reorganize school and to
revise the curriculum to meet modern
A lack of personal guidance and
counseling exists in many of the uni-'
versities today, Prof. George E. Car-
rothers of the School of Education
said in the .opening address of the
afternoon session.
The University of Michigan is pri-
marily concerned with the academic
problems of its freshmen and sopho-
mores, Prof. Arthur Van Duren,
chairman of the academic counselors,,
said. Though there are a few dis-
appointments in the present counsel-
or system, he declared, as a whole it
is capable of filling the need for sat-
isfactory relations between students
and University.

Puppet Show*
To Play Here
Exhibit To Be Displayed
In Mendelssohn Theatre
The Kingsland Puppets, owned and
operated by Mr. and Mrs. Cedric R.
Head of New York, will be presented
in a version of "Alice in Wonder-
land" 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in' the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. In ad-
dition to the actual production, an
exhibition of old and foreign pup-
pets, representing years of collection,
will be featured, according to How-
lard A. Kenyon, director of the the-
Among the puppets to be displayed
are several museum pieces. These in-
clude Oriental shadow figures, 18th
century Italian figures and one of the
few puppets to be allowed out of the
Imperial Japanese Puppet Theatre
at Osaka.
The production which will be pre-
sented in conjunction with the Mich-'
igan Schoolmasters' Convention is
intended primarily for children, but
interested adults are invited to at-1
Medical Faculty Memberst
Plan To Attend Meeting
Nine members of the medical fac-
ulty will attend a joint meeting of
the American Society of Clinical In-
vestigation and the American Asso-
ciation of Physicians, May 1, 2, 3 at
Atlantic City, N.J. Those planning
to make the trip are Dr. C. C. Stur-
gis, Dr. Frank N. Wilson, Dr. Henry
Field, jr., Dr. Franklin D. Johnston,
Dr. Arthur C. Curtis, Dr. A.M. Gold-
hamer, Dr. Jerome W. Conn, Dr.
Frank H. Bethell and Dr. Richard
H. Freyberg.

State High Schools
On University Day
High school students from all parts
of the state will visit the University
tomorrow in the second of a series of
three "University Days." I
The program to be offered the visit-
ors will feature conferences with de-
partmental heads and tours of the
University. The confernces are de-
signed to enable high school students
to gain a picture of life in the Univer-
sity and to plan a suitable course of
study. The following faculty mem-
bers are among those who will par-
ticipate in the conferences: Ira M.
Smith, University registrar, Lloyd S.
Woodburne, assistant dean of the
literary college, Assistant Dean Al-
fred H. Lovell of the College of En-
gineering, Dean Henry M. Bates o
the law school and Dean Clare E.
Griffin of the business administra-
tion school.
Other faculty men who will confer
with high school students are Deran
Russell W. Bunting of the dentistry
school, Dean Wells I. Bennett of the
College of Architecture, Dean Sam-
uel T. Dana of the forestry school and
Earl V. Moore, director of the music
school. Alice Lloyd, Dean of Women,
will conduct conferences on extra-
curricular activities. '
The day's program will also be
highlighted by a series of tours of
the University, including visits to
the museums, the observatory and the
athletic plant. Dean Joseph A. Bairs-
ley will deliver a short talk to the
visitors at 12:30 p.m. at a luncheon in
the Union. The visit will be con-
cluded by a coffee hour at 5:15 p.m.
in thensmall ballroom and terrace of
the Union.


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yank the buttons from
most:shirts. Takes, twice
this much on Arrow shirts.
A small detail, perhaps,
but it's small details all
along the line that make
Arrows America's .best-
selling shirts. $2 up.
State Street on the Campus

Flight Student
Makes Initial
Distance Hop
By being the first of the .20 stu-
dents enrolled ini the Civil Aeronau-
tics Authority's flight training course
to make his cross country flight,
Frederick A. Maxam, '39E, seemed
likely to win the honor of being, the
first to obtain a private pilot's license.
Taking off from the Ann Arbor
Airport with an instructor Wednes-
day, Maxam flew to Detroit, Pontiac
and back to his starting point. By
taking this flight, Maxam entered on
the final stage of the CAA training
course for which he will need five
hours of cross country flying time,
made in flights to strange fields and
over triangular and point to point
The first test for a private pilot's
license will be given at the Ann Arbor
air carnival as a climax to a drama-
tization of the entire training course
which the students must undergo.
In order to take this test the students
must have amassed 35 hours of flying
time and since the entire group has,
already soloed it is possible that many
may be ready by the end of the
The University's Flying Club has
also started instruction in its own
training course along lines similar
to those of the CAA. Besides those
who originally enrolled the group
now includes Robert C. Milton, Grad.,
Paul W. =Theriault, 41E, Ned Fuller,
'39E, and Allen Andrews. '39E.
Hinkle Elected Cap tain
Walter J. Hinkle, '40, was elected
captain of Scabbard and Blade, na-
tional honorary military society.
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pops up 'with this!
A 28-pound pull will
yank the buttons from
most shirts. Takes' twice
this much on Arrow shirts.
A small detail, perhaps,
but it's small details all
along-the line that make
Arrows America's best-
selling shirts. $2 up.



.. .

Williams Stresses
Value Of Roll Call
(Continued from Page 1)
quate medical care, he emphasized
the importance of federal medical
aid and such measures as hospitali-
zation and group insurance plans.
Civil Liberties, which are gener-
ally regarded as intrinsic to our
democracy are being violated in many
ways every day, Professor Williams
stated. Labor legislating aimed at
severe limitation on the strike activi-
ties of labor are passed in many state
legislatures, political minorities are
suppressed by such measures as the
"short ballot" bill now pending in the
State, dissenting groups are sup-
pressed by the Dies Committee and
its counter-parts throughout the
country and attempts are made to.
prevent those on relief from voting.

Dorothy Lamour as the
singing, swinging shown

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White handkerchiefs should
always be worn with white
......YES .....NO
Answer: Although white hand-
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white shirts, there's a steadily
increasing trend toward col-
ored handkerchiefs that har-
monize or contrast with your
tie. Arrow handkerchiefs, 25c
up. Arrow ties, $1.00 & $1.50.
Shirt sleeves should fall be-
low the cuff of your suit coat.
___..YES _...NO
Answer: Yes, from one-quar-
ter to three-quarters of an
inch of your shirt cuff should
show beneath your coat
sleeve. And the best shirt to
show is an Arrow. $2.00 up.

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Q. How close to ground
should trousers hang?
A. Pegged trousers should
hang just low' enough to
touch your instep at the bot-
tom laces. Straight-cut
trousers should touch between
the bottom lace and the back
of the toe cap, and should
have one slight "break" above
the instep
Q. Is there such an animal
as a comfortable pair of
A. There is . . . and they're
Arrow shorts. Arrows haven't
the center seam you find in so
many shorts - the seam that
makes shorts chafe and ride
up. Arrow shorts, 65c up.
Undershirts, 50c up.

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