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The Michigan Daily, 1939-11-10

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FRIDAY, NOV. 10, 1939

Price To Give
Armistice Day
In observance of Armistice Day a
special carillon concert will be pre-
sented at 11 a.m. tomorrow by Prof.
Frank Percival Price, University Car-
The program will be given in con-
junction with a general North Ameri-
can program planned by the North
American Guild of Carilloneurs in
observance of "Peace Day," and is a
protest against war and a prayer for
peace. The idea is supported by the
Federal Council of Churches. The
announcement of the North Ameri-
can Guild states "the moral effect of
such an appeal for peace and protest
against war and expressed at such a
particular time, when everybody's
mind goes back to the tragic days of
1914-1918, will leave a much-needed
impression and desire for Peace and
Goodwill with the people throughout
the country and abroad."
Tapping Goes To Saginaw
T. Hawley Tapping, general secre-
tary of the Alumni Association, will
attend a meeting of the Board of
Governors of the University of 'Michi-
gan Club of Saginaw tonight.

Flaming Youth' Era Abandoned
In 1929, Files Survey Reveals

Charges Treck Driver With Assault


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With little fanfare, with no cele-
bration, the University of Michigan
will observe the end of a decade to-
day: that decade of economic up-
heaval which began the week of Nov.
6, 1929, and marked the end of the1
era of "flaming youth."
At the top of the 'first page off
the Michigan Daily for Nov. 7, 1929,1
ran the rather small, cryptic head-
line, "Mysterious Break of :Stock1
Market Causes Confusion." Thatj
significant event was the signal in-
dication of the end of one decade,t
it sounded the death-knell of "Joe
As a survey of those Novemeber,
1929, issues of The Daily immediately
reveals, 1929 actually was the period1
of "flaming youth," even on Michi-
gan's compartively staid campus. On
the first page of that Nov. 7 issue The
Daily ran a laconic, revealing story
under the headline: "Fletcher Hall
To Be Vacated For Semester." The
article stated: "Fletcher Hall dormi-
tory for male students on Sybil street,
will be vacated by students living
there before Monday, it was an-
nounced last night by F. B. Wahr,
assistant dean of students." The
story's final sentence: "Fletcher hall
was raided by city police Saturday
and a large quantity of liquor confis-
cated," aptly summarized the exist-
ing state of student morals.
Letter To Editors;
The year was obviously part of the
era of prohibition and accompanying
student hate of its enforcement. A
letter to The Daily in the issue of,
Nov. 13 charged that the student
body is "attempting to gain recogni-
tion through a series of articles on
drinking bouts, first class gentle-
men bootleggers and all else morally
degrading." The letter also states
that every Michigan man'is "con-
stantly considered one of the brandy
boys." The letter, of course, aroused
great indignation on campus, but
subsequent stories and editorials in
The Daily on the problem of "boot-
leg hooch" and student drinking, un-
consciously substantiated the letter-
writer's observations.
Perhaps the best indication of the
state public and student morality is
given by the theatre ads of those
November issues of The Daily. The
Michigan featured Victor McLagen in
"The Black Watch" and described the
sfilm as "purple passion under scent-
ed skies, a primal courtesan and the
man who resisted her." At the Ma-
jestic, Ruth Chatterton was starring
in "Madame X," "the story of a wom-
an who sinned-."
'Lowing Seemed Dull'
The picture that would probably
have proved most offensive of all
shown here that month to the yet-

anborn Hays office was "The Pace
That Kills" which appeared that
month at the Orpheum. The picture
was advertised with streamers of
"Petting and Loving Seemed Dull,
Jazz and Gin Seemed Slow" and was
limited to "adults only," the theatre
defining all those over 16 as adults,
thus judging the whole student body
mature enough to see the film.
Perhaps the little article in The
Daily for Nov. 22, 1929, truly signi-
fied the end of the era of "bath-tub
gin," "frat" being applied to fra-
ternities, abbreviated dresses and thet
"flappers" who wore them; in short,
the end of the "flaming youth" era.
That Daily of Nov. 22 carried the
story of the emergency conference at
the White House between President
Hoover and labor and industrial lead-
ers in an attempt to map out some
plan to stop extreme wage cuts, and'
plunging securities. It was the failure
of that conference, as reported in The
Daily, that marked the birth of the
depression, sounded the "death-
knell" of "flaming-youth."

I By June McKee -


Bacon To Talk At UnionI
William Bacon, Fifth Alumni Dis-
trict President, will be main speaker
at the first smoker of the Chicago
Club to be held from 8 to 9 p.m. today
at the Union, Ralph J. Kelly, '40E,
program chairman, announced yes-
terday. All of the Chicago alumni
who will be in Ann Arbor for the
weekend have been invited to at-
tend. Refreshments will be served.

Purdom Attends Meeting
Dr. T. Luther Purdom, Director of
the Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information is attend-
ing a conference in Washington, D.C.
on "Opportunities for Women in
Public Service." The conference,
sponsored by the Institute of Wo-
men's Professional Relations, starts
today and will extend through to-

Michigan, Grad 'Takes
AnnArbor e" "*
A nn Aibo,*rNew Porto Rican Post
George A. Malcolm, '06L, for sev-
Here Is Today's News eral years justice on the Supreme
In Summary Court of the Philippine Islands, has
been made attorney general of Porto
It's going to be a lot of work get- Rico, Jaime Sifre, '08L, president of
ting merchant Christmas decorations the University of Michigan Club of
for the streets .. . and now the prob-
lem has been turned over to the city Porto Rico, announced yesterday.
council and the city board of public Michigan alumni in San Juan are
works. The Chamber of Commnerce planning a welcoming banquet for
merchants committee ran into a snag Judge Malcolm when he arrives. He
this week when they discovered a re-
luctance by the city to chip in on the I will assume his new post in a short
project with the necessary funds. Sp time.
the merchants are waiting to see what I Judge Malcolm, having "clippei'ed"
is going to happen. Ito Los Angeles, is now in that city,
e hs bn aawaiting instructions from Washing-
A committee has been appointed by ton. His wife remained in the Philip-
the board of education to investigate pines to close their Manila home.
the locker facilities at Wines Field
and to improve the accommoda-
tions if it is found necessary.
Patent medicine with a kick in
it was blamed by Charles Wil-
burn, 59 years old, in justice at FOL LETT'S
court Thursday for a charge of
malicious destruction of property
which was placed against him.
Wilburn said he took the medi-
cine for a stomach ailment, ands.
that it did queer things to hire.
* * * * I
Approximately '17,0 0 0 persons
walked through the 11 coaches of the
Mercury, the New York Central's
streamlined train, when it was placed
on exhibit here this week .


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This story is quite confusing in places, but it started last September
in a New York subway when Yohn Durkin, a truck driver, allegedly "em-
braced" a fellow traveler. When "she" turned around, Durkin saw that
he had hold of the "bearded lady," Frances Murphy (left). Police inves-
tigators determined that Frances 'really was Frances, who is shown at
right testifying against Durkin in a third degree assault case.

Today's "Fan Fare" broadcast fea-
tures a forecast of the Minnesota
game by Tom Harmon, '41, and Mel
Fineberg, '40. The Brown Jug will be
discussed by Stan Swinton, '40, who
announces this sportscast that WMBC
carries weekly at 2:45 p.m.
The Radio Guild program then
presents "Oral Interpretation of
Poetry" at 3:30 p.m., via WJR. The
elements of musical background,
choral speaking, unison speaking and
interpretative reading programs will
be divulged under the direction of
Prof. Louis M. Eich, of the speech de-
partment. Mary Lou McKisson, '41,
today upholds the announcing-by-
women under way this week. Inci-
dentally, Mary Lou fared finely in
the recent televisioning. RCA liked
her work a lot.
Steve Filipiak, Grad., dropped by
yesterday morning in time to tell the
broadcasting class a little of life at
tation WIBM, in Jackson. There he
finds work pleasant, principally of
commercial and "spot" announcing,
transcription taking, continuity writ-
ig, and good-will representing. He
believes that such 250 watters best
prepare the mike-man aspiring for
work at some larger station.
Fan mail (that ephithet so en-
deared) is still running farely fan-
tastic, from "Prof. Wayne Abbot" to
"Maurice Hall." Jack Silcott, Grad,
from Colorado who introduced "Han-
ky Panky" here, specially likes that
card sent to "Mr. Kill-Scott, the Uni-
versity of Ann Arbor."
Franklin Statue
Becomes Part
Of Foundation
A statue of Benjamin Franklin,
donated by the Class of 1864, once
stood on the campus across from
the old Law School, now Haven Hall.
Now the statue is in pieces and forms
part of the foundation for the new
Health Service Building.
Every year the statue was the tar-
get of the freshmen and the sopho-
mores in their attempt to cover it
with red or green paint. The mater-
ial of the figure was soft and soon
wore rather thin. One day some-
one stuck a bottle under the arm so
that only the cork showed. It was
removed, and to keep the figure from
completely falling apart a hole was
bored in the top of the head and
concrete poured in.
But the attempt to preserve the
statue was not made until the fall,
and the concrete did not harden
properly. One day soon after the
concrete froze and one arm fell off.
In case any of the old grads came
around looking for Benjamin the
statue was taken off its pedestal and
tied on a specially-built shelf in the
Boiler House. Then if anyone want-
ed to see him he was referred to the
Boiler House and Franklin's 'throne'.
This arrangement lasted until one
fine day when poor Benjamin fell
off the shelf and broke in a thousand
pieces. After this mishap nothing
more could be done for the gift of
the Class of 1864, and it was decided
to dispose of the pieces. At this time
the site of the new Health Service
was a deep hole, called the Cathole.
It was a dangerous spot, at least one
person having drowned there while
ice-skating. The authorities decided
to fill it up and remove the danger.
One of the things used to fill it
was the statue of Benjamin Frank-
Now the new Student Health Cen-
ter is being built in the dip where
the Cathole was, and Franklin is
under it all.
Conservation Department
To Set Resale Land Rules

Effective as of February 14, 1939
12c per reading line (on basis of
five average words to line) for one
or two insertions.
10c per reading line for three or
more insertions.
Minimum of 3 lines per inser-
These low rates are on the basis
of cash payment before the ad is
inserted. If it is inconvenient for
you to call at our offices to make
payment, a messenger will be sent
to pick up your ad at a slight extra
charge of 10c.
For further information call
23-24-1, or stop at 420 Maynard
LOST-Oct. 25, black looseleaf note-
book, initials F.O.R. cut on cover.
Reward. Phone Scott, 4121-603 or
3666. 70
LOST Silver filigree braceletSatur-
day. Keepsake. Reward. Call K.
Cramer at Martha Cook, 2-3225.

of case. Bob Wagner. 2-2565.
FOUND-LA fountain pen. Owner
may have by identifying and pay-
ing for this ad. Reply Box 1. 74
raketes for training to talk. Sup-
plies, cages. Phone 5330, 562 S.
Seventh. 68
GIRL'S BICYCLE for sale. Only
used one year. Balloon tires. Orig-
inally $31, will sell for $17.50.
Phone 9501. 71
6 lbs. 97c
12c each additional pound
Everything Everything
Included Finished
Formerly Sam's Home Laundry
Dial 6964
Free Pick Up and Delivery 42
Last Threes Today
Daily at 2 - 4 - 7 - 9 P.M.
Starts Saturday!

TYPING-Experienced. Miss Allen,
408 S. Fifth Ave. Phone 2-295 or
2-1416. 34
TYPING--Miss L. M. Heywood, 414
Maynard St. Phone 5689. 43
PART TIME WORK. Artcraft Nov-
elties sell readily from displays.
Liberal commission. Write Art-
craft, 313 Allen, Grand Rapids,
Mich. 69
STUDENTS WANTED-Girl to direct
girls' play group one afternoon
weekly-also student to teach
small boy carpentry. Write Box
23. 73
Driveway gravel, washed pebbles.
Killins Gravel Company. Phone
7112. 13


LOST-Shell-rimmed glasses in black I LAUNDRY - 2-1044. Sox darned.
case. Lost month ago. Name inside' Careful work at low prices. 16

5 for 1



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