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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

'erspectives'
Sets Deadline
For Entrantsr
Litors Announce Winning
Stories Will Be Entered
In NationalCompetition
Che deadline for entries in the pre-1
unary short story contest being
ducted by Perspectives, campus
rary magazine, will be Thursday,
rch 14, James Allen, '40, and Har-
Sados, '40, co-editors, announced1
terday; The two winning manu-
Lipts are to be submitted in the
enth annual "Story Mgazine'
itest-
n addition to competition entries,"
'spectives editors are seeking other
es of mateial for publication in"
magazine's fourth issue of the,
r. The deadline for manuscripts
been extended from March 7 to
rch 14. Essays may be submitted
David Spengler, '40; poetry to
nes Green, '40; book reviews to
Gin 0. Burrows, Grad., and fiction
Hervie Haufler, '41.
May Enter In Offices
danuscripts for both the contest
c Perspectives publication may also
submitted at the Student Publica-
as Building, or at the English
engineering English department
ices. Scripts should be typed,
,ced, and the number of words re-
"ded.
'Story" is offering $100 as a first
ze and $50 for the second in a na-
nal all-college competition. It will
ept only manuscripts that have
n endorsed by the University
ough the preliminary contest, and
erves the right to allow reprinting
the winning selections in short
ry anthologies.
Reserves Rights
Perspectives reserves the right to
nt any story submitted. The rules
the national contest permit publi-
ion in. college periodicals. Judges
e will be Swados, Allen, Burrows,
een, Spengler, Seymour Pardell,
, and Prof. Joe Davis, Wallace A.
con, Herbert Weisinger and Prof.
rio Bader, all of he English depart-
nt. Student judges who submit
nuscrpts will automatically be
hdrawn from the board.
"'ime Changed
For Bach Talk'
conomist To Speak Here
at 4:15 P.M. Tomorrow
"Prpblems of New Mexico." will
discussed by Dr. rreerico Bach,
ofessor of ecow"r±cs at the Na-
ral Science auditorium, Charles
ick, '40, president of the League
r Llberli Action, announced yes-
,ray. The time is not 8 p.m. as
e tickets indicate.
Dr. Bach is a lectrer at the Na-
nal Teachers School and for the
Oulty of commerce of the univer-
,y. His record for experience in
actical activities has been wide
d varied, Buck said. He has been
e. representative to Mexico of the
ternational Labor Office since 1933
d has served on its committee on
icial Insurance.
Dr. Bach's talk is the third in a
ries of six which will be continued
roughout the semester., .
ecturer Tells Problems

Of Theatre Productions

Tibbitts Sees Political Maneuver
n Attack On Census Qsions

Business Doesn't Object,
Republicans Shouldn't,
Sociologist Points Out
By ALVIN DANN
Attacks in Congress and in the
press on the census questions that
will be asked this year are a political
maneuver calculated to embarrass the
administration, according to Clark
Tibbitts, lecturer in the sociology de-
partment and director of the Insti-
tute for Human Adjustment.
Tibbitts pointed out that while
the Republicans have been creating
a census issue there have been no
complaints from such organized
spokesmen for business as the Cham-
ber of Commerce or the National
Manufacturers' Association. It was
explained that private business is no
less interested in the results than
the government. "Every industry
that is concerned with selling to the
public wants to find out exactly
where its markets are, especially those
organizations that manufacture high-
priced goods lilse automobiles, radios
and mechanical refrigerators."
Should Bring Results
He declared that the housing ques-
tions, together with the income items,'
should bring valuable results because
the private housing industry will be
able to determine how many potential
buyers of their homes there are in
this country. Also it will be shown
how far government can subsidize
before it competes with realtors.
Tibbitts cited canvasses that have
been made which covered questions
similar to those which have drawn
the rebuke of the Republicans. "Yet
Ann Arbor

in 1935 and '30 goaurnenlal agen-
cies made surveys sampling the en-
tire country that asked for much
more detailed and personal informa-
tion than the items that are now
being criticized. At those times there
was no outcry and no disastrous
consequences resulted from the sur-
veys. Further, the Canadian census
for many years has inquired about
income questions that are no less,
personal and there has been no dic-
tatorship there."
One Objection Conceded
He conceded, however, one objec-]
tion raised by Arthur Krock, of the
New York Times. He feels that the
census would be more accurate if the
personnel was trained in that type of,
work instead of being mere political
appointees. For purposes of com-
parison though, he explained that
since all previous censuses have been
made by untrained political work-
ers, Republicans and Democrats, sta-
tisticians can allow for about the same
deficiency.
Tibbitts observed that this census
will be significant because every ques-
tion is of important interest.
"Through the income tax reports
we can gather figures on the upper
third of the population and through
relief workers we collect statistics on
the lower third but this census is the
only way of finding out about the
middle third," he concluded.
Gray To Talk
OnW Years

Botanist Talks
To Spaenih Cih
Puerto Rican Discusses
TropicalVegetation
Discussing the economic impor-
tance of tropical plants. Prof. Fran-
cisco Pagan, of the botany depart-
ment, presented one fourth in a
series of Spanish lectures speisored
by La Sociedad Hispanica, yesterday
in Room 231 Angell Hall.
Professor Pagan, an exchange pro-
fessor from Puerto Rico, illustrated
his talk with colored slides of plants
in the Western Hemisphere. He des-
cribed the geographic distribution,
origin, and habitat of sugar cane,
coffee, pineapples, cacao, citrus
fruits, and other tropical fruits.
A group of students from the Uni,
versity of Detroit will sing and play
the guitar as the feature of the pro-
gram at the meeting of the Spanish
Club tomorrow in the League.
Latest developments in power plant
practices will be discussed by J. W.
Odlum, chief operations engineer for
General Foods at the A.S.M.E. meeting
at 7:30 p.m. in the Union.
We reprint a resolution passed by
the faculty of the engineering col-
lege and citing the work of Prof. Ben-
jamin F. Bailey of the electrical
engineering department:
"The College of Engineering has
been honored by the distinction which
has come to one of our colleagues who
has been named as a Modern Pioneer
on the American Frontiers of Indus-
try. He was not only a member of
the group which received citations at
the banquet given in Detroit on Feb-
ruary 15th, but was, also, one of the
five individuals of that group
starred for a particularly outstanding
achievement.
"The Faculty of the College of En-
gineering takes pleasure in congratu-
lating Professwr Benjamin F. Bailey
on. the recognition that has come to
him through the invention of the
capacitor type single-phase motor."
games To Give Talk
Prof. Preston E. James, of the
geography department, will address
the Adult Education Group at Do-
wagiac tomorrow. The subject of
Professor James' , talk will be the
inhabitants and characteristics of
Brazil. He has spoken on South
American topics before similar
groups throughout the state.

* i

4

Who but Prof. ldo Abbot could
so cleverly recount the birth of a
grandson as we here quote from the
start of his last "News Letter"-
FLASH! We interrupt this program,
to bring you a bulletin just received'
from- the Universit Hospital. Ma-
rie Abbot Jackson i(American History
as Told by American Artists Series,
An Art Pilgrimage to Foreign Mu-
seums Series) has the heir. The
initial broadcast on March 3 was
punctuated by squeals and inter-
ference, the tone and speech fre-
quencies will be improved for fu-
ture broadcasts. The new arrival is
on the MALE network. According
to strength of signal the infant sta-
tion has super power, but was as-
signed 7' lbs.: broadcasting with
a decided frequency from 318 E. Hu-
ron Street, Ann Arbor; by authority
granted by the Father (Dr. Howard
Jackson) Child (Howard Coleman
Jackson, Jr.) Condition (fine-qual-
ity excellent). This is the grand-
parent station WMA.
"Odd Jobs", a discussion of stu-
dent employment, will be carried
from campus by WCAR and WMBC
at 2:45 p.m. today. Kenneth Wax,
'40, and Frances Mendelson, '41, will
interview David Zeitlin, '40, Arleen
Schurmann, and B. Odam Day,
grad., Ted Mattson, '41, announces.
A special preview of "Il Seraglio"
or "Abduction from the Harem,"
Mozart's opera opening at the Lydia
Mendelssohn this week, will then be
aired at 3:30 p.m. over WJR. The
principals will take part.

S Ii _;iu . .)Iof ll =is -1- nual
aileiihtotdrl; enlis of the Cl
Natona klfucatlon Association held
last week in st. Louis were summed
tip yesterday at a meeting of the
Graduate Education Club in the Uni-
versity High School Auditorium.
More than 150 students and teach-
; ers heard 10 local school administra-
tors and educators who attended theI
convention indicate the particular'
trends in the discussions that inter-
ested them. Those who participated
yesterday were: Dean J. B. Edmon-
son, Drs. George E. Carrothers, Ra-
leigh Schorling, Francis D. Curtis,
Clifford Woody of the School of Edu-
cation; Supt, 0. W. Haisley of the
Ann Arbor schools; Principal L. L.
Forsythe of Ann Arbor High School;
Principal John M. Trytten, of Uni-
versity High School and Principal
Lawrence Vredevoogd of Tappan High
School. Dr. Calvin 0. Davis of the
School of Education introduced the
speakers.
Particularly significant to the local
delegates were the "constructive pro-
posals" offered for the improvement
of, American education. These dealt

w the ep-asis away frm purely
facuii teaching and corresponding
encouragement of purely reflective
thinking; the recognition of society's
responsibility for economic adjust-
ment of the individual; the need for
better, more adequate standards of
placement and selection of teachers;
and the new trend towards coopera-
tive research on the part of universi-
ties and colleges with a view towards
defining objectives and criticizirg
methods in education.
Discussion at the convention, it
was indicated by the speakers, cen-
tered for the most part around exam-
ination problems and proposals in the
light of the four concepts set down
by the Educational Policy Commis-
sion: Self-realization of the individu-
al; development of better human re-
lationships; of economic sufficiency
and of civic responsibility.
Alumni Club To Meet
The new University of Michigan
Club of Wyandotte will hold its organ-
izational meeting today. Robert O.
Morgan will attend.

Educators Discuss Convention

Conscientious
Fought For

Objector
Peace

Here Is Today's News
In Summary
More than a year's work of the
City Planning Commission resulting
in a master plan mapping the future
physigal development of the city of
Ann Arbor was submitted by the Com-
mission Monday night to the city
council for approval.
A public heari g considering the
plan will be :held after a committee of
the whole meeting of the city council
has been held to discuss it March 13.
The plan covers an area including
the present city and the area adja-
cent for about two miles beyond.
Future development mi city streets,
highways, building and housing is,
considered.
A two thirds vote of the council and
approval by the state is necessary
for the adoption of the plan.
Marksmen of the Ann Arbor
police department, the Washte-
naw County sheriff's department
and the Honolulu, Hawaii police
force are holding a triangular
postal pistol match with the local
teams one week off schedule be-
cause of weather conditions.
The match, which is being
scored by mail, is to be held out-
doors according to the agreement,
and was scheduled for last Sun-
day. Ann Arbor weather frus-
trated the boys at this end, but it
is to be presumed that things at
theHonolulu end came off as
arranged. Results will be known
several weeks after the last shot
has been fired.
Voters in the seventh ward have
long been troubled by the damp, cold
atmosphere of the log cabin in Burns
Park, used as a polling place. Mon-
day the city council considered the
problem.
The budget committee recommend-
ed the construction of a wood floor
to remedy the situation. Alderman
Arbie Clever thought it might be bet-
ter to use sawdust now and put in a
concrete floor later.
Mayor Walter C. Sadler had the
best idea of all. "If you use sawdust
you might as well build a bar," he
remarked, a twinkle in his eye.

Harold S. Gray, nationally known
conscientious objector during the
World War, will speak on "Facing
Conscription," at 8:30 p.m. Sunday,
March 17 in the Michigan League.'
Gray will discuss his experiences
during the war years, the forces that
Influenced him in becoming a con-
scientious objector and the problems
faced by men of conscription age
today.
Gray was imprisoned in Leaven-
worth and later in Alcatraz for re-
fusal to be conscripted in 1918. He
was in the custody of the govern-
ment for over a year and a half
before President Wilson remitted the
remainder of his 21 year sentence.
His letters written during these years
make up the !book, "Character
'Bad'," edited by Kenneth Irving
Brown.
At present, Gray is the president
of the local Saline Valley Farms
project.

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OPEN EVENINGS

. Thursday, Friday, Saturday

'R

f

elyn Cohen, well-known costume
ner and costumiere described the
ems presented in theatrical pro-.
.on in -a lecture yesterday in the
a Mendelssohn Theatre.
ss Cohen who will present visit-
lectures in the Summer Session
had experience with the Carnegie
tute of Technology with the Yale
)ol of Drama and the Memphis
e Theatre.

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