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COOLEY LECTURES:
Siimes Deplores Spouse Disinheritance

Adequate legal provision should
prevent the "disinheritance of a
wife or husband by the spouse, ac-
cording to Prof. Lewis M. Simes of
the Law School.-
In the first of this year's annual
Thomas M. Cooley Lectures yes-
terday, Prof. Simes outlined his
views on disinheritance in the im-
mediate family.
Should Leave Fair Share
He said that he believes that
each spouse should be required to
leave a "fair share" of his estate
to his marriage partner, because of
the close family relationship.
Under present Michigan law, the
wife can contest her husband's will
if she has been ignored, but the
husband has no chance of having
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P raternity President's Assembly
will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in
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his wife's will altered. In New
York, alteration in either case is
possible.
Prof. Simes suggested that ade-
quate protection should be avail-
able to each of the parties. He
noted that "Persons making wills
frequently become estranged from
their lives and leave them little or
their spouses in the later years of
nothing by will."
He said that a similar principle
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should apply to children. "While
I think that it may fairly be said
that an American father rarely
disinherits a child unless he has
good reason . . . I believe that
the child should be permitted to
take action against his parent's
will when he is unable to provide
for his own maintenance and edu-
cation, but only in the amount
necessary for those purposes."
Four More Lectures
He also said that gifts before
death which were mere evasions
of the law should be treated as
part of the entire estate when the
person dies.
Four more lectures are scheduled
as a part of the series. At 4:15
p.m. today Prof. Simes will discuss
"The Public Policy against Per-
petuities: Dead Hand vs. Aliena-
bility" in Rm. 120, Hutchins Hall.
The remaining lectures are
scheduled for Wednesday, Monday
and Tuesday.

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Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. Accompa-
nied by Charles Fisher, pianist, Mr.
Haugh, Associate Professor of Voice at
the University, will sing Schubert's
"Die Schone Mullerin." The recital will
be open to the public.
The University of Michigan Wood-
wind Quintet, Nelson Hauenstein, flute;
Albert Luconi, clarinet; Florian Muel-
ler, oboe; Clyde Carpenter, French
horn; and Lewis Cooper, bassoon, will
be heard at 8:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 9, in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. The pro-
gram will open with Suite No. 2, Op.
22, by Berezowsky, followed by Deux
Pieces by Ropartz, Three Shanties by
Arnold, and variations sur un theme
corse by Tomasi, During the second
half of the program the Quintet will be
assisted by Marian Owen, pianist, in
Roussel's Divertissement, Op. 6, and
Mozart's Quintet, K. 452. The general
public is invited.
Events Today
Mathematics Club will meet Tues.,
Feb. 8, at 8:00 p.m., in West Conference
Room, Rackhamn Building. Prof. C. J.
Nesbit will speak on, "Some Develop-
ments in Actuarial Mathematics."
Square Dancing tonight and every
Tues. at Lane Hall. Everyone welcome,
including beginners. Grey Austin, call-
er. 7:30-10:00 p.m.
The Ballet Club will have its first
meeting of the new semester at 7:30
p.m. tonight ir the dancing studio on
the second floor of Barbour Gym. This
is a co-recreational club and beginners
as well as advanced students are wel-
come.
The Congregational-Disciples Guild:
4:30-5:45 p.m., Informal tea at the Guild
House, 438 Maynard Street. New stu-
dents especially invited.
Coming Events
Union Student Offices Tryout Smoker,
a meeting for all men interested in
joining the staff of the Student Offices.
Meetings are held Wed., Feb. 9 at 7:30
p.m. and on Thurs., Feb. 10 at 4:00
p.m. in Room 3-B of the Union.
Deutscher Verein: Business meeting
Wed., Feb. 9, at 7:00 p.m. in 109 Tap-
pan Hall. Election of officers. Vote on
new constitution. New business. Mem-
bers only.
Le Cercle Francais will hold its first
meeting of the semester Wed., Feb. 9,
at 8:00 p.m. in Room 3-G of the Michi-
gan Union. A Debussy musicale will
highlight the program including piano
selections by Mrs. Triolo and songs by
Elizabeth Fischer. A film on Chartres
will be shown followed by Dancing and
Refreshments t All members are urged
to vttend l
ULLR ski club will meet in room 3F
of the Union Wed., Feb. 9 at 8:00 p.m.
The Inter-House Council is having
Open Houses Feb. 10, 11, and 12 in
their offices, Room 3-D, Michigan Un-
ion, The hours are 3:00-5:00 p.m. on the
10th ,.nd 11th, and 9:00 a.m.-12:O0m. on
the 12th.

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