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PhiKappa Phi
Holds Banquet
For Members
58 Initiates Are Inducted
At National Scholastic
Honor Society Dinner
(Continued from Page 1)
Charles A. Ormsby, Murray M. Lip-
Esther L. Gross, Leo Kayser, Jr.,
Jeremiah Belknap, Robert D. Mitch-
ell, Arthur P. Bartholomew, Robert J.
Taylor, Marvin W. Reider, Herbert L.
Pariser, Helen S. Owston.=
Hubert S. Moran, Julia A. Upson,
Walter Singer, Alice C. Frayer, Doug-
las A. Hayes, Rebecca Newman, Wil-
liam Smith, Leonard D. Rosenman.
From the College of Engineering:
Thurman O. Ruettinger, George H.
Hanson, Armond J. W. Rhodehamel,
Walton A. Rodger, Robert W. Wolfe,
Donald F. Van Loon.
Peter G. Ipsen, Joseph S. Cardillo,
Paul Zuris, Mendel W. Kitzmiller,
Robert F. May and James 0. Osburn
were selected.
Malcolm Block, Vung-Yuin T.
Chang, and Robert A. Soebel were
Medical Schol representatives. Irma
Poole was chosen from the Schoolof
Education. The School 'of Music was
represented by Grace E. Wilson, the
College of Architecture by Harry A.
Morris; the College of Pharmady by
Wilbur Powers; the College of Dentis-
try by Myron J. Van Leeuwen.
Robert R. Edgar and Burt E. Holtby
were chosen from the School of For-
Goodfellows--Mon day-
Case Club Now
Has 330'Lawyers'
(Continued from Page 1)
authorities bearing on the case. All
the principle fields of law and equity
are included in the various cases
which are assigned to the contestants.
The judges decide which counsel

Franco-German Peace Pact Signed By Foreign Ministers


Foreign ministers Joachim von Ribbentrop (left), of Germany, and George Bonnet, of France, are shown as
they signed the Franco-German friendship pact in Paris, by which they pledge themselves to try to avoid
war. This picture was transmitted from London to New York by radio.

Report Traces Mg
F acing Upper
Effects of political maneuverings
on the part of the once powerful lum-
ber and mining barons in Michigan
are still being felt in the upper por-
tions of Michigan, according to a re-
port prepared by a sub-committee of
the Northern Lakes States Regional
Committee, a Federal fact-finding
project dealing with the problems of
the cutover regions of Michigan, Wis-
consin, and Minnesota."
Professors R. S. Ford, director of
the Bureau of Government, George
C. S. Benson of the Bureau of Gov-
ernment, and Kenneth C. McMurry
of the geography department are
members of this committee. Prof.
Arthur Bromage of the political
science department has also been
active in the studies.
County and township lines estab-
lished during the boom days when
natural resources seemed inexhaust-
ible, so that large holdings could be
assessed by particular assessors, now
make government functions in the
stripped lands inefficient and at
times almost ridiculous, according to
the information of the report. School
districts present a major problem in
these areas. One case is mentioned
in which a man was forced by school
district boundaries to send his chil-
dren four miles around a lake. to?
school, although another school was
located within a quarter mile of his
house. School superintendents, par-
ents, and children in the Upper Pen-
insula, have complained about the
long bus trips made necessary by
township school districts. In a num-
ber of instances, children are trans-
ported past good consolidated schools
in order to arrive at schools in their
own townships. School buildings are
also suffering from the inefficiency
of the present system. In one cut-
over county containing 42 rural
schools, says F. M. Thrun in a study
of rural school organization in Michi-
gan, twenty-three were classified as
poor. This situation is more preva-
lent in the Lower Peninsula.
Functions of the township have
either been turned over to the coun-
ty, as is the case with the building
of roads, or as in the case of assess-
ing and public health services,
would be far better handled by coun-
ty boards, according to Professor
Bromage and Mr. Reed in their study
on organization and cost of county
and township government. The
Bromage-Reed survey also points out
the high per capita cost of county
and township government in the four
cutover counties considered, and the

ajor Problems
Michigan Areas
small benefits received from this out-
A permissive township consolida-
tion statute passed in 1909 when the
need for such altering of boundary
lines became apparent, has been em-
ployed in only two township mergers
since that time. Cusino township was
attached to Hiawatha township in
Schoolcraft County in 1913, and Carl-
son was consolidated with Water-
smeet in Gogebic County in 1933.
All these problems bear directly
on the grants-in-aid now being made
to local governments in these areas
by the state government. The ques-
tion which arises, says the report, is
whether the state government's pri-
mary fiscal obligation is to the citi-
zens in the cutover area, or to a
partly obsolete form of local gov-
ernment in the area. Since it is esti-
mated that the state government
pays back several million dollars more
to this area than it pays into the
state, the answer should be deter-
mined soon.

Date For Forestry
Prize Entries Set
Deadline for entries in the annual
Charles Lothrop Pack Foundation
Prize in forestry is Dec. 17, Prof.
Willet F. Ramsdell and Frank Mur-
ray of the forestry school, members
of the committee in charge, an-
nounced recently. Completed manu-
scripts must be submitted by Feb.
15, 1939. The winner of the contest
will be announced at the spring con-
vocation of the forestry school.
The prize, consisting of $40, was
established in 1923 by Charles Loth-
rop Pack, former regent of the Uni-
versity, and benefactor of the School
of Forestry and Conservation at
Michigan. Based on an original con-
tribution . of $1,000, the contest is
open to all pre-forestry and forestry
students who do not hold a forestry
I degree. Contestants contribute "a
popular article on a forestry subject
designed to interest the general pub-
lic in forestry." Bert Holtly, '38F&C,
was the winner of last year's contest.
G oodfellows--Monday



Interest In Plant Experiments
Surprises Professor Carl LaRue

Many Students
Are Attracted
By Museum~s

Method For Preservation.
Of Cut Flowers Brings
Letters From Abroad
"How the Story Grew" would be a
good title for the tale of how one ofI
the experiments of Prof. Carl D. La-
Rue of the botany department became
copy for newspapers all over the
world and brought him a flood of let-
ters from five continents.
Professor LaRue read a paper be-
fore the Botanical Society of America
a year ago to the effect that he had

and other papers from Cal'ifornih,
Florida, Georgia, Texas, North Caro-
lina, Iowa and Oregon. Foreign news-

wins by comparing them in the law been able to grow root formations on
which they present, in the calibre of 'flowers of 24 species by means of a
their briefs, and in their actual oral specialized experiment. The experi-
presentation. Such points as sincer- ment is of significance but, at pres-
ity and freedom from use of books ent, is of little practical value. Only
and memoranda are also considered. incidentally did he report that in cul-
The bench for the freshman trials ture petals, pistils and even whole
is composed of a senior justice aid flowers stayed alive for surprising
r associate chosen from the senior lengths of time, even up to one year.
class. In the junior cases a faculty But the flowers used were only tiny
justice is also present. ones of about one-quarter inch di-
Those students who are successful ameter and not ornamental ones. The
in the first round of trials compete experiment was of value scientifical-
in the semi-finals the second semes- ly but not practically.
ter. Five of the first year contestants However, it was not long before
are picked to serve the following year newspapers here in America and in
as junior advisers to the Case Club Europe were reporting that Professor
Executive Committee. LaRue of Michigan University had
The eight most outstanding juniors found a method of keeping alive cut
compete in the semi-finals and the flowers of many varieties. Clippings
four winners enter the final contest have been sent in from the New York
for the Henry M. Campbell award. Journal-American, "the Daily News
Five of the junior semi-finalists are and the Herald-Examiner of Chi-
chosen to serve as the Case Club cago, the Detroit Times, The San
Executive Committee in their senior Francisco Examiner, the Grand Rap-
year. ids Press, the Baltimore News Post
Shop at

papers which reprinted the article The number of students to tour
were the New Zealand Herald, the the University Museums this year
London Sunday Dispatch and others. will exceed last year's total of 6,-'
Letters were from bulb and seed 269, it was predicted yesterday by
importers, perfumers, physicians, flor- Dr. Elmer Berry, who is in charge
ists, painters, hospital patients, chem- of groups visiting the exhibits.
ists, professors, altar guilds, house- Although the greatest percentage
wives and flower lovers. Some sought of visitors to the Museums are
the formula for the compound to University students, groups also come
keep the flowers alive. Others want- from Mi'chigan State College, Ypsi-
ed to know where the product could lanti Normal and from high schools
be purchased. Still others were sole- throughout the state, Dr. Berry
ly interested in commercializing the claimed.
product. The exhibits, which are planned;
Among the interesting persons who and set up by the Department of
wrote to inquire after this product Visual Education, are arranged pri-
were Mrs. Walter Reed, the wife of marily for the instruction of Univer:-
one of the men who died in Cuba in sity classes, and are therefore ex-
the fight against yellow fever and tremely technical, Dr. Berry said.
who was immortalized by the movie They emphasize principles of evolu-
"Yellow Jack." Edward Steichen, a tionary and natural science more
famous New York photographer who than do most museums of this type,
specializes in color photographs of he asserted.
flowers, was very interested. The The Hall of Evolution has more
leader, of the Latvian Youth Associa- popular interest than other exhibits,
tion was interested due to his work in Dr. Berry declared. It consists of
agricultural research. A Belgian fossil plants and animals showing the
scientist had seen the article in a development of organic life from the
Russian newspaper from Paris and earliest periods of the earth's history
wanted the details. Letters from titled to Michigan's first human inhabi-
Englishmen, an Indian professor tants. In this section are displayed
(from Bombay), a commercial or- evidences of the great changes which
ganization in Portuguese, West Africa occurred in Michigan when the state
and an English doctor in Sicily com- was covered by huge glaciers.
pleted the list. ne a Goodfellow-
,Goodellows-Monday---- -
Chevrolet Rejects adgoer Speaks
Demands Of UAW OnEngineering
FLINT, Dec. 8.--OP)-A United Au-
tomobile Workers committee asked l Compares U.S. Teaching
the Chevrolet Motor Company coday ITo Other Countries'
for a shorter work week and longer
senirity for men laid off, but said The United States is the only coun-
afterward that both demands were try in which chemical engineering isI
rejected. being taught to aniy extent, Prof.
The union requested a reduction in Walter Badger pointed out at the
the work week from 40 to 32 hours annual fall banquet of the American
and an increase from 12 to 18 months Irtutebof Chemical Engineers at
in the length of time a laid off worker theUnion last night.
remains on the seniority list. The David Cushing, }40E., was present-
UAW said approximately 2,000 Chev- ed with the annual award by the
rolet workers have been off a year American Institute of Chemical En-
without being recalled and face loss gineers for outstanding scholarship.
of their seniority standing.
Officials of the UAW local 156 said Professor Badger was invited to
the proposals would be carried to Germany earlier this year to help
General Motors executives at Detroit. start a program in chemical engineer-
Be a Goodfellow ing in the German schools. The lec-
ture tour, sponsored by the I. G.
Sphinx Gathers Tomorrow Chemical works of Germany, was
planned to familiarize German chem-
Sphinx, junior men's honorary so- ists with the purpose of dhemical en-
ciety, will hold an informal social gineering. There is at present, Pro-
gathering from 8 to 12 p.m. tomor- fessor Badger pointed out, only one
row in the Allenel Hotel, it was an- school in Germany that offers a
nounced yesterday. course in this field.
MICR ^A Last Day
Matinees 25c
Nights 35c DAILY 2-4-7-9 P.M
Starts Sunday -

European Crisis
Seen Impending
(Continued from Page 1)
been arrested up to nightfall, in-
cluding Vestri Licinio, a member of
the staff of the Italian Consulate
aeneral, and Ubaldo Rey, head of
the Italian war veterans in Tunis
and. President of the 'Fascist Dopo-
lavoro Society.. .
The two were charged with having
attempted to start one demostration3
by crying "Tunisia for us!"
The Italian-Consul General, M.
Silimbani, protested against the
anti-Italian outbreaks and was un-
derstood to have been assured the
French police had been commanded
to restore strict order.
Italian residents were reported to
have warned that they would dr, w
up a self-defense corps if the anti-
Italian disorders continued, but
French officials denied this was true.
- rmory-
Auspices of Company K
and his band.
Every Friday and Saturday. ^
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d1 butoh tate
tsounds paradoxical ut these nevWoo ARGYLES
Sare the finest for campus 'wear. A pair or so
of such hose as these make an excellent gift.
9 One dollar and up
310 South .State
k "S ty le s o f T o mor r ow T od ay "
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