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VOL. XLIX.-No. 1

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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 1938

PRIE,.F En

PI~ifRSWOON

Britain, France Ask

Czechs
Hitler'

To Concede
s Demands

Crisis Intense As Poland,
Hungary Ask Partition
For Minority Groups
Anglo-French Plan
Reported Rejected
Marked by ominous "official
statements" which threw into
sharp relief the probable poli-
cies of each of the major pow-
ers, news from Europe last night
showed that war-gripped con-
tinent moving swiftly and in-
exorably toward a heightening
of the present crisis, from which
definitive action of some sort is1
expected very shortly.
Confronted with a formal de-'k
mand from Great Britain and
France that she tear herself
apart in order to appease Reichs-#
fuehrer Adolf Hitler, the war-#
born democracy of Czechoslova-
kia was reported as regarding1
the French-British plan as un-5
, acceptable. Britain was grow-t
ing embarrassed by the Czechn
failure to agree promptly, as ita
was freely reported that Hitlern
has asked Chamberlain to meett
the German demands by Wed-
nesday.
Evidently stunned by the pro-s
posal, the Prague government in-
dicated that it will ask for ao
chance to plead its side of thec
case before giving Britain andt
France a final answer on their 1
plan.eCertain now that Britain9
and France are unwilling to fightS
to preserve its national unity,
the Czech government was re-
'ported to have fallen back on
Soviet Russia Moscow, how-
ever, maintained an official
silence.
New developments, arising out
of the crisis, and intensifying
with each dispatch from Europe,
are seen to be jeopardizing the
English-French hope that a
"general settlement can be
reached." From Rome the As-
Sociated Press reports that Mus-
solini will tell the world today
that his previous declaration
that "Italy's place is already
chosen," means that "Italy is
ready to take up arms at Ger-
many's side." Meanwhile massH
meetings in Poland and Hungary b
vociferously reluested that Hun- t
garian and Polish minorities ina
Czechoslovakia be "liberated."
t
LONDON, Sept. 19.-(P)--Great t
Britain and France formally called h
on Czechoslovakia today to tear her- s
self apart to appease Reichsfuehrer j
Adolf Hitler and help create a pos-
sible new bulwark for European il
peace. g
Leaders of the Czech Republic i
struggled over a decision fully as dif- a
ficult as that thrust on Kurt n
Schuschnigg, then Chancellor of Aus- f
tria, only seven months ago.t
Britain, urgently prodded by Ger- t
many to produce a solution of the.
Czech-Sudeten problem immediately,
was growing embarrassed today by f
Czechoslovakia's failure to agree a
promptly to French-British propos- d
als for surrender of the Sudeten
areas. s51
It was freely reported in Londonj a
that Adolf Hitler has asked Prime H
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Freshmen Get w
4 Scholarships0.
o
w
Rackham Undergraduate g
Awards Total $2,000
Four freshmen have been awarded tai

Horace H. Rackham undergraduate eo
scholarships totaling $2000, it was an- tr
nounced yesterday. Those receiving is
the $500 awards are: Robert L. Thom- ea
as, Muskegon; George A. Reddick, hi
Beulah; Clifford M. Jones, Battle T
Creek; and Ted Kennedy, Jr.j B
The scholarships were established c
this year from the Horace H. Rack-
ham and Mary A. Rackham Fund*
and have been patterned somewhat th
after the Rhodes scholarships. The na
basis of selection as announced by the SI
committee, is "moral character and in
good citizenship, scholastic ability and Ti
intellectual capacity and achievement, hi
thvsiena1oabilityv iiwmr. andvrritality .4

Chinese Couple
Will Speak On
China Defens
A young man and a young woman
fresh from China's defense lines, wil
tell an Ann Arbor audience the stor
of their country's fight against foreg
invasion, Monday evening, Sept. 26
Lo-shan Peng and Miss Hui-ming
Yang, delegates to the World Yout
Congress held this summer, are be-
ing brought here by the Ann Arbo
Committee for Medical Aid to China
and other local groups. The lecture
hall has not yet been announced.
Leading a Y.M.C.A. stretcher corps.
broadcasting daily in English, super-
vising six refugee camps-these are
some of Mr. Peng's war-time activi-
ties. Mr. Peng hqlds a B. A. degree
from Nanking University and a Bach-
elor of Theology from Auburn Theo-
logical Seminary in Auburn, New
York. His positions as general secre-
tary of the Emergency Relief Com-
nittee of the Wuhan Christian Church
and head of stretcher divisions have
meant personally caring for the vic-
tims of bombings in Hangkow.
Miss Yang is known throughout
China as the young woman who
slipped through the lines during the
battle of Shanghai and carried a flag
of the Chinese Republic to the "Sui-
cide Battalion" in the Chapei dis-
trict. Three days after war broke out
M'viss Yang left her position as sixth
grade school teacher and became
Scout No. 41 of the War Area Service
Corps of the Girl Guides and Boy
Scouts in Shanghai.
injuries Strike
Varsity Eleven
In DrillSession
Two-In-One Line Practice
Proves Jinx To Jack
Brennan, Joe Savilla
They hung a wreath over the Field
Rouse door after yesterday's foot-
all practice, but fate and the doc-
ors were with the Wolverines, and
pparently all will be well.
Feared to be mortally wounded by
he possible loss through injury of
;wo regulars, the Michigan grid hopes
it the upswing again after diagnosis
howed severe but not critical in-
luries.
Jack Brennan, the fair haired sen-
or guard, was the first casualty. En-
raged in a "two-on-one" drill, where-
n two offensive men are pitted
gainst a single defensive man, Bren-
an's hand was stepped on and a
racture was feared. Resulting con-
usions and hemorrhages added to
he seriousness of the injury.
No Fracture
Examination, however, revealed no
racture, and Brennan, protected by
hand guard, will be in uniform to-
ay.
The other player to feel the injury
ting was veteran tackle Joe Savilla,
lso a contender for a starting berth.
furt in the same type of drill which
esulted in Brennan's mishap, Sa-
illa was hit in the face by a flying
hoe, resulting in a broken maxila. He
as rushed to University Hospital
here the bone was reset.
Savilla's injury wlil keep him out
f contact work for two weeks. He
ill be ready for the Michigan State
ame, Oct. 1, however, with a mask
rotecting the injury.
Prior to the Brennan-Savilla in-
iries only two casualties of impor-
nce had been reported. Elmer Ged-
on, senior end, aggravated an old
ack injury in the early drills, and

feared out of the State game. Ged-
on has a torn muscle in the back of
is leg between the knee and the hip.
he other mishap occurred when
urgess Vial, sophomore fullback
andidate, dislocated his shoulder.
Minor Injuries
Minor injuries continue to plague
he Wolverines, but these are only
natural at this time of year. Dave
trong, diminutive tailback, is limp-
2g with a bruised leg as is Freddie
rrosko. Howard Mehaffey broke
is nose, but this was only the 13th

Fraternities
Open Rushing
On Saturday
j Prospective Rushees Are
Required To Register
With IFC In Union
Directory Contains
All Rushing Rules
Michigan's 41 general fraternities
will officially open their rushing pe-
riod at noon Saturday, it was an-
nounced yesterday. The period,
which embraces any rushing contact
between prospective pledges and fra-
ternities, will end on Thursday, Oct.
6.
Students wishing to be rushed must
register with the Interfraternity
Council and pay a registration fee.
This fee, which will be 50 cents until
Saturday and one dollar thereafter,
may be paid all during the rushing
period at a desk in the Union lobby.
Silence Period
At the close of the period on Oct. 6
a period of silence will be observed,
during which there will be no contact
between fraternities and rushees. On
Friday, Oct. 7, the rushee will receive
a preference list upon presentation
of his registration receipt at the of-
fice of the Dean of Students. On
the same day fraternities will also
submit preference lists. On the fol-
lowing Monday the selections will be
correlated and the results announced
to both the fraternities and the
rushees.
Upon payment of his registration1
fee, the rushee will receive a copy of
the Interfraternity Directory, which
will contain rules governing rushing.
During the period rushing will be
permitted all during the day until
8:30 p.m., when all rushing activities
must cease. Telephone calls after
this time for the murpose of making
future engagements will be permit-
ted.

NYA Salaries
Are Increased
For This Year

Housing

Ample As 1900 Freshmen

1,150 Students
By $117,720

Assisted
Bequest

111

Says Professor

Gram

Average Student
Wage To Be $15
Funds appropriated for part-time
-student employment under the Na-
tional Youth Administration for th
coming year will total $117,720, o
$13,080 per month, according to Prof
Lewis M. Gram of the Administration
committee. The appropriation i
somewhat larger than that of ,last
year, and will permit a slightly high-
er student wage scale. Approximately
1150 students will be given financia
aid, averaging $15 per month for un-
dergraduates and $30 per month for
graduate students.
According to a departmental bul-
letin issued by Professor Gram, the
allotted funds will be used "to pay
students for doing socially desirable
work, including the sort customarily
done in the institution by students
who are working their way through
college,hsuch as clerical, library, and
research work.
"Students may also be assigned to
the extension and adult education
divisions and other activities that
increase the usefulness of the college
to the community.
In order to be eligible, for NYA
aid, students must be between thej
ages of 16 and 25, American citizens
and full time students, carrying at
least three-fourths of a normal sem-
ester's hour requirements. Their fin-
ancial condition attested in signed ap-
plication blanks, should be such that
attendance at college under proper
living conditions impossible without
financial assistance. Active member-
ship in a fraternity or sorority will
be considered evidence that the stu-
dent is not in need of employment

List Of Fraternities relief. '
General fraternities taking part in Applications for employment under
the rushing activities are: Acacia, Al- the NYA will be received at Dean of
pha Delta Phi, Alpha Kappa Lambda, Students Joseph A. Bursley's office
Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, and the eligibility of students passedj
Beta Theta Pi, Chi Phi, Chi Psi, Del- upon by a committee consisting of
ta Kappa Epsilon, Delta Tau Delta, Professor Gram, Dean Bursley, and
Delta Upsilon, Hermitage, Kappa John C. Christensen, University con-
Delta Rho, Kappa Nu, Kappa Sigma, troller. The placement of students
Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Beta Delta, in suitable positions will be under
Phi Delta Theta, Phi Epsilon Pi, Phi the supervision of Dean Bursley, with
Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Miss Elizabeth A. Smith in direct
Kappa Sigma, Phi Kappa Tau, Phi charge.
Sigma Delta, Phi Sigma Kappa, Pi
Lambda Phi, Psi Upsilon, Sigma Al- Ettinghausen Apointed
pha Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Mu, SigmaEppo
Chi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, To Replace Dr. Aga-Oglu
Sigma Phi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Dr. Richard Ettingiausen of Lo
Chi, Theta Delta Chi, Theta Xi, Tri- fessor of Islamic art, replacing Dr.
anglTrigon Club, Zeta Beta Tau Angeles was appointed assodiate pro-
and Zeta Psi. Mehmet Aga-Oglu who resigned last
June, it was announced yesterday.
Dr. Ettinghausen was born at
Suprem e Court Frankfurt-am-Main and studied or-
iental languages 'and fine arts at the
To Reconvene Universities ofg Frankfurt, Munich
and Cambridge. He has been re-
search assistant at the American In-
Adminstrto stitute for Iranian Art and Archeol-
Administration Measures ogy in New York, lecturer on fine arts
Slated For Reviewal at the Graduate Center of New York
University, member of the Institute,
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20. -(AP)- for Advanced Study at Princeton and!
The Supreme Court soon will recon- an instructor at the University of
vene to hear arguments over several Southern California.

Facilities

Seen

tBegin(
Expect Adequate Quarter.
For All Despite Razing
e Of Rooming Houses
r New Union Dorms
To Be Constructed
s
Confident expectations that th
more than 11,000 students expected i
Ann Arbor before the end of the weel
will be adequately housed despit
plans for extensive destruction o
rooming houses to make room for ne
dormitories and University building
were voiced yesterday by men's anc
women's housing officials.
Dean Charles T. Olmsted, in charge
of men's housing, said yesterday that
although houses accommodating ap-
proximately 200 men will be razed for
construction of an addition to the
Union group, no immediate prospect
of a room shortage presents itself.
League Houses Condemned
Two League houses, located on the
sites condemned for the Union dor-
mitories and an addition to the Den-
tal School, accommodated approxi-
mately 50 women. Despite the loss of
these rooms,.Dean Byrl F. Bacher in
charge of women's League Houses said
last night, a full League House list,
which is adequate for present needs,
will make up the loss.
Single rooms are most in demand
now, the Student Housing Bureau in
the Union told the Daily last night.
Prices of rooms-double, single and
suites--ranged from $2.50 to $5.80
weekly, corresponding roughly to past
prices in rooms.
Dorms Available
Special overnight accommodations
for men in new Union dormitories
have been available to freshmen the
past week and will be available this
week to all students who have been
unable to secure rooms. These ac-
,ommodations, Frank Oakes, night
manager of the Union said, are avail-
able only overnight, the student being
expected to secure a room the next
day. Three dormitories, accommodat-
ing approximately 50 men, are located
in the new wing of the Union, two
orf them being completed only this
summer.
Further 'additions to the Union dor-
mitory group, which will house ap-
proximately 850 men, has been made
possible by a $945,000 PWA grant, to
which the University will add upwards
of one and a quarter million dollars
to be obtained by a long-term, low
interest, revenue bond issue. The so-
called Union dormitories will be com-
pleted by the beginning of the aca-
demic year 1939-40. Operations on
the new housing units will begin soon
after Oct. 1: The first work will be
the tearing down of a score of houses
now occupying the ground which will
(Continued on page 5)
Plans Evolved
By Congress
For This Year
Congress, independent men's or-
ganization, will launch its second year
on the campus with an orientation
program designed to acquaint incom-
ing freshmen with recreational and
social facilities open to unaffiliated
men.
Robert Hartwell, '39, president, will
address new freshmen and transfers
during Orientation week to acquaint

them with the nature of Congress's
program. A registration desk will also
be maintained in the Union lobby
where prospective members may sign
for membership and secure additional
information.
Among the projects sponsored by
Congress in conjunction with As-
sembly, women's independent organi-
zation, are the weekly tea dances and
Sunday evening suppers, held in the
League Building. These functions are
designed as "mixers" to facilitate ac-
quaintance between independents of
both sexes. Other Congress backed
activities are a campus-wide sports
program for independents, sponsored

Welcomes Freshmen

ALEXANDER G. RUTHVEN
* * *
You who are to enter the
University of Michigan in the
fall of 1938 are privileged for the
next four years to make use of
the educational facilities which
have been provided by the peo-
ple of the State of Michigan in
order that their sons and daugh-
ters may enjoy opportunities for
cultivation an d advancement
equal to those' which can be
found in any part of this country.
At the outset I suggest that you
remember first and foremost
your responsibilities, both to
those who have made it possible
for you to attend college, and to
yourselves; for you surely owe.
it to yourselves to exercise the
self-discipline which is always
necessary in order to do a job
well. Remember, too, that you
are' a selected group and that a
process of selection is going to.
continue throughout your life-
time. Your admission to the
University means that you have
passed the first test. As a stu-
dent you will find others await-
ing you at frequent intervals, and
after your graduation you will
be called upon to pass the many
tests to which men and women
must always subject themselves,
success in which is measured by
the esteem and approval of their
fellows. We welcome you. to
Michigan and trust that you will
fulfill your own and our hopes.
Alexander G. Ruthven
To Produce Film
Of University Life
In a drive for funds to build a
women's cooperative dormitory the
Michigan Alumnae Council will spon-
sor a full-length motion picture of
student life at the University, cast-
ing for which will begin Thursday.
The scenario, centered around the
activities of women students at the
University has been written by Mrs.
Bethany L. Wilson of Ann Arbor, a
winner in last years Hopwood award
for creative writing. Truman Smith
,of the speech department will direct
the production.
The movie will be photographed in
color by Dr. Katherine Chamberlain
(of Wayne University. Black. and
(white reprints will be distributed to
alumni groups throughout thecoun-
try in the drive for the dormitory
which will be a memorial to the late
Mary Barton Henderson.
Jap Army Reports
New Advances Made
SHANGHAI, Sept. 19-(A)--Slog-
ging through rain and mud, the ex-
treme right wing Japanese column on
the Hankow front reported tonight it
had driven to within 40 miles of Sin-
yang, on the Peiping-Hankow rail-
way 100 miles north of the provision-
al Chinese capital.
Other Japanese columns spread out
through the Yangtze valley southeast

I Week's Activities Will Be
Headed By Prof. Bursley
And Student Advisers
Freshmen Consult
Advisers Today
An innovation in Orientation pro-
cedure-the assistance exclusively of
upperclass advisers--greeted the 1900
freshmen who began Orientation ac-
tivities at 8 a.m. today.
Prof. Philip E. Bursley of the ro-
mance languages department is in
charge of the week's activities. He
is assisted by Don Treadwell, '40, of
the Union, Marcia Connell, '39, of the
League and more than 100 student
advisers.
Faculty members in the literay
college will ot, as in past years, be
in direct contact with freshmen in
the Orientation activities, the duties
being taken over by studentadvisers.
This system was adopted last year,
for women's Orientation and this
year for men's, replacing one faculty
adviser and one student adviser for
each freshman group. Academic
counselors, each having about 100
freshmen to advise, will be present in
Waterman gymnasium at the time of
registration to aid new students in
classification, and will continue
throughout the year as freshman
counselors. Other schools and colleges
will maintain their respective' sys-
tems, Professor Bursley pointed out.
"Under the new system," he said,.
"the entering student will profit bY
long-range faculty contact and at the'
same time find his induction into the
University eased by the familiar
contact with student advisers who
are mostly sophomores and juniors."
The high point of the week's ac-
tivities, which began- this morning
with consultations between student
adivisers and freshmen groups, Is
the gathering tonight of men In 1 ll1
Auditorium and women in the
League for addresses by University
officials. The men's program vwill
begin at 8 p.m. President Ruthven
and Dean of Students Joseph A.
Bursley will address the 1320 men.
The women's program calls for a
dinner at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom of
the League to be followed by a meet-
ing at which Miss Connell, Jean Hol-
land, '39, president of the League,
President Ruthven and Dean of
Women Alice C. Lloyd will speak.
More than 550 women are expected
to attend.
The necessary round of campus
tours, registration, health examina-
tions and tests will be broken by a
mixer for freshmen men at 8 p.m.
Thursday in the Ballroom of the
Union. Engineering freshmen will
meet at the same time in the main
dining room of the Union.
Athletic Director Fielding H. Yost
will be the principal speaker at the
mixer, which will last for about an
hour, according to Frank Oakes,
Union social director.
Fred Janke, '39, captain of the
(Continued on Page 5)
Sta son Chosen
Plrovost To Aid
Pres. Ruthven
To Serve As Intermediary
Between Chief Executive
And Colleges, Faculties
To lessen the great and continu-
ously increasing burden imposed upon
President Ruthven by the University's
rapid growth, the Board of Regents
last April announced the appoint-
ment of a Provost'to aid the President
by performing such of his functions
"as shall be delegated to him."

At the same time Prof. R Blythe
Stason of the Law School was named
to fill the new position.
The tremendous number of tasks
which have previously been delegated
to the President included considera-
tion of the individual problems of
the 12 schools and colleges of the
University, the libraries, the dormi-
tories, the hospitals, the museums
and the remainder of the 54 agencies

)r1ientation

Weel

r

of President Roosevelt's Administra-
tion measures-but there probably
will be one vacant chair.
Death removed kindly, white-
white-haired Benjamin N. Cardozo
from the high court last July, and,
so far, President Roosevelt has not
appointed his successor.
The eight present justices, after
their long summer vacation, will re-
assemble on Oct. 3 to begin the new
term of court.

The members of The Daily staff,
will be glad to answer any ques-
tions you may have about the cam-
pus or what is going on this week.
Call 2-3241. Women wishing to get
information on clothes or rushing
should ask for the Women's Fa-
shion Editor. Information may also
be obtained at the League or the
Union.

Complete And Varied Facilities
Offered To Freshmen By Union

A newer, larger Union opens its
doors today, offering recreational,
club, and hotel facilities to Michigan
men.
Interior work on the new addition
has been completed. The addition con-
tains 90 sleeping rooms, two dormi-
tory-type rooms that will accommo-
date twelve men each, and quarters
for the Faculty Club, including a
game room and lounge. The dormi-
tories will probably be used by visiting
athletic teams, according to Stanley
Waltz, manager, and the sleeping
rooms will be a part of the Union's
hotel facilities.
Seven bowling alleys, newly recon-
ditioned and relaid, were opened yes-

the pool at specified times, and a
series of lessons in swimming, life
saving and water safety will be an-
nounced later. Showers and steam
baths are a part of the pool's equip-
ment.
Informal dances are held every Fri-
day and Saturday evening during the
school year in the main ballroom of
the Union. The Union Formal, held
about the middle of November, is the
first important formal "affair of the
year.
Only men are allowed to use the
Union cafeteria in the basement.
Three meals a day are served, and
the soda fountain is open at all hours.
Members of the Union and their

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