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VOL. XLIX. No. 29






Ruthven Tells1
Press Meet ing
Of Criterions
For University
Professor Crane Discusses
Newspaper Psychology
At Session In Afternoon

U.S. May Apply Sanctions
In Protest Against Japan
State Department Insists On Maintenance By Tokyo
Of Open Door Policy; Economic Retaliation
Likely If Discrimination Continues
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27-YP)-The United States Government may
retaliate economically, informed persons said tonight, if Japan fails to heed a
stern State Department protest against "unwarranted interference" with
American rights in China.
The State Department's note, demanding that the traditional "open

Final Re istration door" of economic opportunity be m
ritory, was made public here today.
Of 225 Expected It charged Japan with attempting
to squeeze United States business out
A great university is "always in ad- of China as she has been doing in
vance of the times"'in fulfilling its Manchuria, and demanded early as-
function of preparing young men and surances "in the interest of relations
women to lead thoughtful'lives ofbetween the United States and Jap-
service to their fellowmen, President an."
Ruthven told an audience of 125 at The implication was that relations
the 20th annual University Press Club between the United States and Japan
banquet last night in the Union ball- would be impaired if Tokyo did not
room. More than 160 persons Have make an early and satisfactory reply.
registered for the meeting and a Although the American statement'
total registration of 225 is expected. was delivered to the Japanese Govern-
Rejecting as standards by which to ment Oct. 6, the Japanese Foreign
judge a university the prowess of its Office said today that no definite date
athletic teams, the number of stu- for answering it had been set. The
dents, the worldly success of alumni,inote will not be published in Japan,
the scholarship of the faculty and the it was disclosed.
size of the physical plant, Presidentl The statement hinted at a possible
Ruthven emphasized as a true cri- course of action by this Government,
terion the training of students to live if Japan failed to comply, by pointing
decent, self-respecting lives, out the "great and growing dispar-
S sSeek-Goalsity" between the treatment Japan
Students, heksGia gives Americans in China and the
The right kingl of studet he sad treatmenththe United States gives
wants to ascertain the proper goals tetette ntdSae ie
to seek and wants to appreciate good- Japanese here.
ness and to know God. Unofficial foreign affairs experts
suggested three steps this Govern-
Motion pictures of/ the Michigan- ment might take:
Minnesota game at Minneapolis Oct. 1etititokrd fJ
15 were shown after the banquet. 1. Restrictions on the trade of Jap-
Athletic Director Fielding H. Yost anese merchants with the American
made running comments on the, game. market.-
The newspaper is the family text- 2. Denunciation of the commercial
book of America, Prof. George W.treaty of 1911, which provides for
W.equality of business opportunity for
Crane of Northwestern University told Americans in Japan and Japanese in
the group at the afternoon session in this country
the Graduate School amphitheatre.
Professor Crane declared that from 3. Placing Japan on the United
ProfesorCra e eclarevthfrym-States' economic blacklist, a position
the age of 8 to 58 years, every Ameri- now ocuid byGeraybaus f
can reads the newspaper, which he occupe y erman ecus 0
termed the biggest education fare her alleged discrimination against
afterdrammarggst dulineU..oe, American goods. This would prevent
e Japan from obtaining the benefit of
Cites Surveys tariff concessions being made in trade
He mentioned sample surveys, sim- agreements with other countries.
ilar 'to those used by the American Since the United States is working
Institute of Public Opinion, to ascer- on a trade-agreement with the United
tain the popularity of various articles Kingdom and a new one with Canada
which are advertised, and said that embracing tariff reductions on liter-
this method of survey could be used ally hundreds of articles-some of
to determine the popularity of vari- them of special interest th Japan-
ous features of the newspaper. Pro- l (Continued on Page 6)

iaintained in conquered Chinese ter-
18th Com munity
Fund Campaign
To StartToday
Dinner Launches Annual
Drive To Aid Needy;
Hope To Raise $56,500
Ann Arbor's 18th annual Com-
munity Fund campaign swings into
action at 9 a.m. today after a "kick-
off" dinner held last night t the
Michigan League.
The goal of the Community Fund
has been set at $56,500, which is
slightly higher than last year's goal.
The University division, under the
leadership of Prof. Arthur W. Brom-
age of the political science department
and Prof. John P. Dawson of the Law
School, is expected to raise $8,000.
The University Hospital division, leadi
by Robert G. Greves, assistant direc-
tor of the University Hospital, is ex-
pected to raise $1,600.
Contributions to the Community
Fund will be distributed throughout
the year to its 11 affiliated social
More than 300 campaign heads,
workers, and supporters attended the
dinner at the Michigan League. How-
ard'A. Coffin, Detroit industrialist and
active worker in the Detroit Commun-
ity Fund drives, was the main speaker.
of the evening. Mr. Coffin, by com-
paring the repairing ofmaterial things
to the repairing of human lives, ex-
plained the function of the commun-~
ity funds.
Baer To Spearkj
On Marriage
Gives First Of Lectures
In New Series
A course of six lectures on Marriage
Relations to be sponsored here during
the coming eight weeks by a commit-
tee of students and faculty members,
will be opened on Wednesday night
by Dr. Joseph Baer of the Rush Medi-
cal School of the University of Chi-
The lectures will be offered for
about 250 senior men, 250 senior wom-
en, and for a limited number of junior
and senior medical students. A course
fee of one dollar will be charged those
registering for the series, and identifi-
cation cards must be presented in or-
der to obtain tickets. Registration will
be held for men at the Union and for
women at the League from 3 p.m. to
6 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on
Monday and Tuesday.
Other persons who will talk in the
series are Dr. Raymond Squier of the
Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Beatrice
Berle, lecturer at Sarah Lawrence
College, and Dr. Robert Foster of
the Merrill Palmer School, Detroit.

To Bring City
Gala Exhibits
Gay-.colored bunting, clapboard
signs, and mammoth cardboard stat-
xes are sprouting up at fraternities,
fi'aternities, sororities and business
places throughout town as prepara-
tions for the Homecoming exhibit to-
morrow near completion.
The best decorations in each of the
three divisions will be awarded a cup
on the basis of originality and attrac-
tiveness. The exhibits must be ready
by 9 a.m. Saturday, Ted Grace, '39,
director of arrangements, said.
The judges are: Mayor Walter C.
Sadler, of the engineering school;
Prof. Walter W. J. Gores of the archi-
tecture school, Jean Holland, '39,
president of the League and Fred
Luebke, '39, president of Men's Coun-
This is the first year that sorori-.
ties will compete in the contest. Last
year Alpha Tau Omega, won the cup
for their exhibit of a large pair of
dice with an "M" on each side revolv-
ing in a bucket.
Beal, Hutchins
To Be Honored
By Timbermen
Shirley Smith Will Address'
2-Day Land Utilization
Conference At Union


Ra t'ofies Plan

Regent Junius E. Beal and the late
Harry Burns Hutchins, president of
the University from 1910 to 1920, will
be honored by timber land owners of
the State at their annual two-day'
Land Utilization Conference opening
at 9:30 a.m. today at the Union.
Shirley Smith, vice-president and,
secretary of the University, will speak
in appreciation of Regent Beal's serv-
iLes to conservation at a luncheon at
the Union today. Prof. Everett S.
Brown of the political science de-
partment will speak on the impres-
sions of Russia he gathered on his
trip last year.
President Hutchins will be honored)
at a tree-planting ceremony at 11:40
a.m. today on the south side of South
University Ave. In accordance with
a custom of recent years, a sugar
maple tree will be presented by State
Wn. George P. McCallum of Ann Ar-
bor on behalf of the timber land own-
ers, to President Ruthven represent-
ing the University.
Dean Henry M. Bates of the Law
School will preside at the tree-plant-
ing which is being carried out near
the Law school in recognition of Dr.
Hutchins' long term as dean of that
school from 1895 to 1910.
Speakers at the opening meeting
will be E. W. Tinker, of theUnited
States Forest Service, and G. S. Mc-
Intire, of the Michigan Department
of Conservation. Prof. D. M.
Matthews of the forestry school and
Dr. E. E. Harris of the Forest Labora-
tory, Madison,tWis., will address the
conference in the afternoon.
On Saturday morning, Senator Mc-
Callum will discuss "The Tax Situa-
tion in Michigan." Others on the
program are Prof. Horace J. Andrews,
of the forestry school, and L. F. Watts,
regional United States forester from

'Janosik' Opens Today
In Lydia Mendessohn
"Janosik," which is to be shown
here today and tomorrow by the
Art Cinema League, is the story of
a national hero who protests the
Czechoslovakian people against+
the tyrranies of feudal overlords.
With the Carpathian Mountainst
as his Sherwood forest, Janosik
and his band of followers rob the
rich to pay the poor in real Robin
Hood style. The admiration and
love of the peasantry is stirred by
their daring deeds and defiance of
Janosik is not a fictional char-
acter but is the son of an 18th
century peasant, who rose to de-
fend his people.
Showings of the film will be
given at 3:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Friday and at 8:15 p.m. Saturday.
All presentations will be in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tick-
ets are all reserved and can be se-
cured at the box office.
Regent Lynch, -
George BrandC
To Hold Debate
Amendment On Supreme'
Court Will Be Subject
Of Discussion In Union
An open debate between Regentl
John D. Lynch and Geowe S. Brand,
president of the Michign State Bar,
Association, will be held at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday in the-North Lounge
of the Union. They will discuss the
proposed amendment to the State
constitution providing for the ap-.
pointment of justices to the State
Supreme Court.
Mr. Brand will defend the proposal
which is being sponsored by the State
Bar Association. He has spent the
past few weeks campaigning for the
measure throughout the state.
The negative case will be presented
by Mr. Lynch who, although not a
member, is speaking in behalf of the
Detroit Chapter of the National Law-
yers Guild. The Guild is a new liberal
oganization, including in its member-
ship such men as Ferdinand Pecora,
Governor Benson of Minnesota, Gov.
Phillip Lafollette of Wisconsin and
Rep. Maury Maverick of Texas.
Dies Refuses
Committee To Continue
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.-(P)-The
House Committee investigating un-
American activities overruled today a
two-member demand that hearings
be postponed until after the coming
elections and again presented testi-
mony on the activities of Gov. Frank
Murphy of Michigan.
The demand was made by Repre-
sentatives Heaeyk.(Dem., Mass.) and
Dempsey (Dem., N.M.), who expressed
concern that the committee had in-
curred criticism ds the result of itsI
Chairman Dies (Dem., Tex.) re-


Dance Committee


Men's Council Abolishes
All Except Senior Offices;

As Student Class Government On Campus
Undergoes Complete Revision
In a complete overhauling of student government on campus, the Men's
Council announced yesterday that, with the approval of the University
Committee on Student Affairs, it had abolished all existing freshman,
sophomore and junior class offices, other than those of representatives on
the three class dance committees. This ruling does not apply to colleges not
represented on the Men's Council, Fred Luebke, '39E, president, explained.
The referendum vote on a similar reorganization plan of class positions
which was being held yesterday in the engineering college was aban-
-- onod when word came of the Men's
Leftist .ineseCouncil ruling, which applies to the
LeftstChiCollege of Engineering, Wes Warren,
'39E, president of the Engineering
Deman StrCoun"cil,'said.
Three class committees, whose sole
function it will be to administer the
R ussian bin k Frosh Frolic, Soph Prom and J-Hop,
respectively, will be retained on an
-__elective basis. The chairmanship of
Ask Kai-Shek To Continue these committees will alternate be-
tween the literary and engineering
Resistance Against Japs colleges and will be awarded to the
Despite Rout Of Hankow person receiving the highest plurality
of votes
HO$t(GKONG, Oct. 27.-- (P) -A In the senior classes of all colleges
represented on the Men's Council,
group of prominent, leftist-inclined offices of president, vice-president
Chinese, disturbed at the possibility secretary and treasurer will be elected
of a peace with Japan, today de- to serve as Alumni Class President,
manded continued Chinese resistance commencement committee chairman,
and close Chinese cooperation with Alumni Secretary and finance com-
Soviet Russia. mittee chairman, respectively. A
The demand was telegraphed to Senior Ball committee will also be
Generalissimo Chiang Kai - Shek, elected on a proportional basis from
military and civil chieftain of the the various schools.
Nationalist Government, Lin Sen, In completing the membership of.
president of the Government, and senior committees, students will be
Dr. Sun Fo, president of the Legis- chosen from among the defeated can-
lative Council. didates, insofar as it is possible.
It, was signed by Madame Sun Yat- Men Must Petition
Set, widow of the founder of the Chi- To establish candidacies for all
nese Republic and stepmother of Sun positions provided for under the new
Fo; Eugene Chen, former foreign system, men mitpetition the judici-
minister; Madame Liao Chung-Kai,a
member of the Kumintang (Govern- ary committee of Men's Council, and
ment Party) Central Executive Com. wmen, the Judiciary council of the
mittee;. and George Hsu Chien, League. These two groups will recoi-
former Minister of Justice. mend three to five candidates for each
The message was regarded as be- post to Men's Council on the day pre-
ing expressive in its way of fears that ceding the election. Choice will be
the peace -faction in the Goyern- made on. the basis of scholastic stand-
ment, now that Hankow had been ings, charater, reason for desiring
abandoned and occupied by the Ja- position and a personal interview
panese, might become more domin- wherever possible.
ant. The official list of nominees for
___ ___ __class positions will be published in
SThe Daily of the day of Ithat particu-
Debate Sad ar class election in an at pt to
eminimize party alignments, Luebke
M eets Ontario The plan takes immediate effect
and a call for petitions for sophomore
Contest At'7:30 P.M. ; jobs will be issued within the next
To Broadcast At 3 P.M. week, he said. Elections in the junior,
_ senior and freshman classes will fol-
The negative side of the question low in that order.
"Resolved: That the United States Council Members Ineligible
should establish an alliapce with The proposal also provides that no
Great Britain" will be upheld by member of the Men's Council shall be
members of the Men's Varsity Debate eligible for any class position. Mem-
Squad in two debates today. bers of this year's Council, who de-
The debaters of the University of sire to petition for class positions,
Western Ontario, London, Ont., will must submit their resignations from
oppose the squad at 7:30 p.m .today the Men's Council at the same time.
in 1025 Angell Hall. Robert Taylor Freshman and sophomore class
and W. Aubrey Shapter will uphold committees shall be composed of eight
the affirmative, with Robert Rosa, members as follows: five from the
'39 and Jack Shuler, '40E, defending literary college, two of whom shall
the negative for Michigan. There will be women, and three from the engi-
be no decision. :neering college. Junior and senior
S No admission charge is made for class dance committees will be com-
tdnight's contest and the public is terary collegmembers five from th
cinvited to attend. women; three from the engineering
In a broadcast debate over radio college; one each from the architec-
station WJR at 3 p.m., Oliver Crager, ture, music, nursing and education
'39, Robert Rosa, John Huston, '41, schools, and one from the combined
'iJ Ernest Muehl, '41, and Jack Shuler, junior classes of the pharmacy and
will brief their case, give the major forestry schools.
contentions, supporting arguments Campus leaders who couldbe
5 and types of negative cases. This is reached last night were unanimous
the third in the High School Forensic in hearty endorsement of Men's Coun-
Series under the direction of Arthur cil action:


fessor Crane, who writes a syndicat-
ed column, uses illustrations of his
article. He advised newspaper edi-
tors: to illustrate editorials for great.-
er human interest.
Professor Crane deplored the ten-.
dency on the part of many editors to
worship the time element in the story
rather than the human interest ele-
ment. He said that the day of the
scoop is passing because most readers
in small towns rarely read another
paper and in most cases read only one
edition of the paper. Professor Crane
berated editors who refused to run a
feature which had already been run'
in another newspaper. In his own
experience, readers were more in-
terested in the story than the fact
that it had been published earlier.
He also scored editors who were un-
willing to pay high prices for good
material, saying that it was poor psy-
chology as well as poor business to
publish inferior articles,
Psychology In Writing
He asserted that writing is 99 per
cent psychology and one per cent
grammar. He suggested that news-
paper editors remember the impor-
tance of the use of specific terms
rather than the tendency to use long-
syllabled words so that readers lose
The secretary-treasurer of the Press
Club introduced J. S. Gray of the
Monroe Evening News who at the be-
ginning of the meeting remarked on
the similarity and the common basis
of understanding that the university
and the newspaper share. He ex-
(Continued on Page 2)
First Perspectives
To Appear Sunday
A pen and ink sketch and linoleum
block cuts will provide a new feature
in the first issue of Perspectives, lit-
erary magazine, which v ill be dis-
tributed free of charge to Daily sub-
scribers Sunday, according to F. Ran-
dall Jones, '39, editor.
The magazine, which made its debut
on campus last spring, will appear for
the first time in tabloid form this
fall. Included in it will be short
gzfvisebyT m-Ac a ~ ,ro 'n &-

Students Urged
To Aid, Murphy
Issue Call For Aid In Local
A call for students to join the
Murphy-for-Governor Committee and
to prepare campaign plans at a meet-
ing at 4 p.m. today in the Union was
issued last night by Benjamin C.
Stanczyk,' '39L, appointed campaign
manager for the University of Michi-
gan by the Democratic State Central
A drive to reach students, faculty
members, University employees and
patients in the University Hospital
who are eligible to cast absentee bal-
lots *ill be mapped at the meeting
today, according to Stanczyk.
Applications for absent voters' bal-
lots, Stanczyk explained, must be
mailed to election boards early enough
to return the ballot


Freshmen, Sophomores Rally
To Do Battle On Black Friday'

Ruthven To Address1
Freshmen Sunday1
President Ruthven will speak on
the requirements of a good education'
at the freshman roundtable to be held
at 4 p.m. Sunday in Lane Hall.
He will discuss the problem of ob-
taining a purely technical education
and ignoring the more cultural as-
pects of the University curriculum.-
His talk will include methods of
striking a balance between the prac-

"Oh, to be a freshman again," will
definitely not be the popular campus
sentiment tonight, when de-panting
activities get under way in the annual
clash between freshmen and sopho-
mores in the oldest of Michigan's
traditions-Black Friday.
With customary warnings and ulti-
matums, first- and second-year men
warned each, other of the horrible
ends that lie before them, and it will
be every man for himself as the stal-
warts of '41 and '42 converge.
Both classes have been warned by
University officials that they will be
held responsible for any damage done
to University or private property,
and payment for the damage will be
made from the class treasuries.
Last year freshman had the upper
hand generally and proudly paraded
L1 .5. , A. A«., .,_4-..- 4

break up a pre-Black Friday tussle
last year between freshman ands
sophomores at the Allen-Rumseyt
dormitories. The fledglings warded off'
the Men of '40 for an hour withr
streams of water from three hoses and*
when President Ruthven came upon1
the scene, freshman were beingt
dragged through the mud and de- r
panted by the sophomores.
A special appeal to all participants
to be especially careful of University
and private property has come from
Fred Luebke, '39E, president of Men's
Organized class games will be held i
at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at South)
Ferry Field. The program includesC
two flag rushes, a cane spree, hog- .
tying, and a pillow fight on saw
-ehnmen mwhn mwill met a 11- 15

Non] and the milttiral

.""" '"'' ''"tC CUIU"L'al. plied tonight that "a majority of the Secord, men's debate coach.
___________Leaders Approve Plan
This meeting is one of a series of committee" had authorized him "to Robert Hartwell, '39, president
roundtables sponsored by the Student continue the hearings regardless of Congress: "This is definitely a st
Religious Association giving freshman the approaching election." LaGuardia To Urgetowasbetter student governme
the opportunity to meet and talk with "To my way of thinking," Dies said, t doing away with old caucuses whi(
members of the faculty. "it would be a cowardly thing to pro- Murphy s Reelection produced nothing but trouble."
pose hearings . . . for to do so would Stefanie Parfet, '39, president
Hillel Starts Orthodox imply that the Democratic Party is NEW YORK, Oct. 27.--(P)-Fiorel- Pan-Hellenic Association: "I th
unwilling for the people to have the to LaGuardia, New York's fusionist this is a fine idea. Under the old sy
Jewish Services Tonight facts when they go to the polls, which mayor, will urge the reelection of tem, I do not believe capable person
sI do not think is true so far as the Democratic Gov. Frank Murphy of were chosen for the various offices
The Hillel Foundation is inaugurat- majority of Democrats are con- Michigan in a speech at the naval Wes Warren: "This move can't ft
ing today a new program for its regu- cerned." armory in Detroit Sunday afternoon, if the students just get behind
lar Friday evening services. Because the Mayor said tonight as he left on The only reason we didn't go throug
of the great demand for Orthodox 'Oh Where,Ohwhere' a three-day speaking tour. with our referendum in the enginee
Jewish services, these will be held be- iaHe plans to speak in Indianapolis ing school is that this resolutic
ginning at 7:30 p.m., every Friday and ! tomorrow night and in Cleveland supercedes anything we could ha
ISaturday night. done."
will last half an hour. ' n uti..Ta. l n h. ,

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