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Again Request Right of Preliminary
'hearings in Discipline
Members of the Student council un-
animously adopted a petition last
night to be sent to the proper author-
ities asking that a meeting of the
Senate council be called as soon as
possible for consideration of the coun-
cil's plea for a right to hold prelim-
inary hearings in all student disci
pine cases coming under the juris-
diction of the University Discipline
committee and the Senate committe
on Student affairs.
This plea, made in a former petition
which would give the students more'
powers in the governing of the stu-
deit body, was brought before the
deans at their weekly neeting yes-
terday. The deans decided that they
could take no action on the matter,
as it did not come under their juris-
diction, and referred the petition to
J. A. Burley, dean of students, with
the request that he confer with mem-
bers of the Student council on the
question. Dean Bursley, in turn, ref-
erred it to the Senate council.
Request Special Session
The next regular meeting of the
Senate council comes on April 15. As
this is during spring vacation the pe-
tition would probably not be consider-
ed by that body unfil sometime in
May. The Council believes the issue
to be of such major importance that
a special meeting of the Senate coun-
cil should be called immediately at
wichi timer defnite action could be
The following statement by John
W. Kelly; '24, president of the Stu-
dent couucil, was adopted by council
members last night, as representing
their opinions on the desired pre-
"That the tident body and the fac-.
ulty may clearly understand that the
Student council is ,not attempting to
usurp any disciplinay powers hither-
to exercised, by the administration, it
x might be well to recall to mind howI
discipline is ntow handled in the Uni-
"At the present time all discipline
not administered by the deans of the
various colleges themselves, is in the
hands of the Senate committee on
student affairs in the case of organ-
izations, and in the University disci-
pline committee in the case of indiv I
Students Do Not Voe
"The voting members of both of
these ecommittees are exclusively
bers of the faculty. The student
body is represented on each of these
committees by the president of the I
Student council and two other council-
men appointed by him, but none of the
three student members on either com-
mittee has a vote.
"All that the council asks now is~
the right to conduct a preliminary in-
vestigation in all cases which ordinar-
ily would be referred to either the
University discipline committee or the!
Senate committee on student affairs.
The result of this investigation to-
gether with a recommendation as to
punishment would then be submitted
to the proper faculty committee which
would take final action in the matter.
Since the faculty had the right of fin-
al review in every case and could ac-
cept, modify, or reject at will the re-

commendation's of the Student coun-
cil as to punishment, it can scarcely-
be claimed that granting the council
the right to make this preliminary
investigation would mean transferring
disciplinary power from the faculty
to the student body.1
"It is felt by the council that first
giving a student offender an opportun-
ity to be tried by his fellow stu-
dents would do much to change the
student viewpoint on discipline, and'
that a favorable answer to the peti-
tion would be a real forward step in
student self-government."
Tag day- for the University fresh
air camp was changed from May 6
to May 13 by the Student council
last night because of a conflict with
.he Swing-out exercises which have
been set for the former date.

Wenley Urges That Freshmen
Learn An Avocations t College
That a man's business -while attend- American conception of what consti-
ing a university or college is not to tutes an education, and of the proper
learn a vocation, but to make every means of teaching and of being a stu-
attempt to learn an avocation was the dent.
contention of Prof. Robert M. Wenley, "In England", he said, "The student
of the philosophy department, speak- is held solely responsible-for his intel-
ing at the Freshman Mixer last night lectual and moral development. There
at the Union. The gathering was pre- are no rules that he must attend class,
sided over by Franklyn Smith, '25, as there are no rules that bind him in
and was attended by a large number the social or the moral conduct, but in
of members of the class of '27. this country things seem to have tak-
"I might cite as an example Reg- en a decidedly different character.
ent William L. Clements, a success- America does not hold the student
ful man of means, who at the same intellectually responsible, nor does it
time has been able, by developing an trust him in the social or the moral
avocation, to become one of the lea- line. The difference, and the differ-
ing authorities in the study of Amer)J ent results which are obtained, are
ican history," declared Professor obvious."
Wenley. "It is in an avocation, and Smith, spoke on the athletic future
not in a vocation, that real service of the class of 27, and explained many
and learning lies. of the fields which were open to all
Professor Wenley spoke of the con- who desired to go out for some of the
ference between the English and the I various competitions.
Many Prominent Men Signify Inten- Coolidge Lead Reduced to 703
tion of Being Present at Annual as Rural Votes
"lRazzberry" hest are Counted
Sioux Falls, N. D.,-President Cool-
Definite arrangements leading to- idge continued late tonight to hold a
wards the success of the second an- very narrow lead over Senator Hiram
nual Gridiron Knight's banquet, to be Johnson for the Republican presiden-
held April 1 at the Union under the tial endorsement when returns had
auspices of Sigma Delta Chi, national been recieved from the state's 1825
professional journalistic fraternity, precincts.
vere decided upon last night at a These returns gave the president a
meeting of the committee in charge total vote of 34, 411 as compared with
Included in the lists of those invited 33,648 polled by Senator Johnson, or a
are several members of the staff o margin of 73. All through the day
the leading Detroit Newspapers, as as rural returns came in from yester-
well as Grove Patterson, editor of the day's statewide primary, the presi-
Toledo Blade, and S. E. Thomason, dent's margin had wavered, but he
business manager of le Chicago T- clung to his narrow lead.
bune. =Edwin Denby, '96L, "former sec-:__
retary of the navy, has expressed his Sioux Falls, March 26.-(By AP)-
intentions of being present, unless Gradually trimmed by additional re-
soma unexpected change iin Plans turns from rural precincts, President
makes it imperative, that he be in Calvin Coolidge's lead over Senator
TWeah gran fat thet time. veningisto.Johnson in Tuesday's Republican
The pogramfor hPresidential preference primaries I
include several special features. Lieu- eartigh preene puprdmaries7s
tenant Governor Reed, of this state, s early tonight had been reued to 557
to give one of the principal talks, votes.
whie immedately folowing the ad-' Throughout the day the president
while imtediatelyefollowingathewad-rhan
dress, several of the most unfortunate h clung closely to a narrow margln
of the guests will read epitaphs about lead which dininished as belated rur-
themselves. a returns came in, until the count
'hA short skit has been especially early tnight in 1169 of the states 18-
written for the banquet, and will be 25 precincts gave Coolidge 33;461 and
produced under the direction of Jack Johnson 32,894.
Bromley, '25, who was manager of
the Mimes production of "Sweetest
Kiss." Lionel, "Mike," Ames, '24, is
to have one of the leading parts, teat P o th stngahr fGveor1 MN COT LTNIH 1
of the stenographer of Governor~ mhfi fhtl
Groesbeck, while Alvin Tolle, '27, and M CONTROLT IC HT
George Buchannan, grad., will make
up the remainder of the cast. --
The famous "Oil Can" will be pre- "Resolved, that the United States
sented as the final feature for the government should assume permanent
banquet, and the winner of the honor 1control and ownership of all mineral
of being the champion oil spreader resources discovered in the country in
will be kept secret until the actual the future" will be the question for
presentation. Gene Buck's Orchestra debate at the Alpha Nu meeting at
will play, and as special entertain- 7:30 o'clock tonight in the Alpha Nu
ment has secured Louis Vaupre, '25E, riroom on the fourth floor of University
to play the saxophone, and Howard hall.
A. Visel, '25, to perform some of his The affirmaive team will be com-
unique clog dances. posed of F. T. O'Brien, '26, and A. G.
Paul Watzel, "25L, will act as toast- Nelson, '27. The negative team will
master. President Marion L. Burton is be made up of H. E. Souffrou, '25, and
expected to say a few words on a G. W. Bean, '24. The debate will be
subject of his own choosing. followed by a declamation by L. B.
--!-Butler, '27.
. .All members of the Alpha Nu fresh-
iMvasques G man debating team are expected to
attend this meeting, and all other
Millay Sa ti rej members of the society are urged t
J be present. Vistors are invited to at-
Two satires, presenting an unusual-
ly interesting contrast, were present-
ed by the Masques last night in Sarah IV e f IP ART
4 Caswell Angell hall. 'IUICLETJ uLLINS FARI

The first, Edna St. Vincent Millay's
j"Aria Da Capo", because of its fragil- RUTHORAPERHSHOW
ly beautiful irony, was lby far the most FO
difficult, and yet was played with aI
skill and grace that easily overshad-' Seats for the performance by Ruth
owed the play that followed. Draper, though it is not until April
Ruth Vermilyea and Elizabeth 7 at the Whitney theater, have been
Strauss as pierrot and Colunibine selling with marked rapidity. It is
twitted through their scene with all reported that during the first two days
the dantiness that Miss Millay could of the mail order business some two1
have desired. Corydon and Thyrsis two hundred tickets were sold, andj
played by Virginia Cronin and Anne that now the house is more than half
Gale, presented a very difficult scene sold out.
with an easy: confidence and natural- This would seem to indicate the lo-,
ness which could hardly have been cal appreciation of Miss Draper's re-
hoped for. Margaret Ann Keegan. markable work here last year, and
made the best of the few lines she had corroborate the complimentary press
as Cothurnus, although her costume, notices she has been receiving from
supposedly that of tragedy, was mis- the New York critics during the pres-
leading like the conventionalized fig- ent season..
ure of death. The direction of Mrs.I Her popularity is further shown by,
Lillian MacEachearn showed intelli- (the fact that for her coming perfor
Bence and understanding. mance in Detroit, seats are being sold
"Helen's Husband", Philip Moeiler's only by invitation, so great is the de--
broad burlesque, was well received, I mand for tickets.
although there were several obvious| Mail order applications are now be-
flaws in its presentation, chief among ing received by Mrs. Edson Sunder-.
which was an uncertainty as to lines land, 1510 Cambridge Road, and will
which was exhibited by virtually every be filled in order of receipt. 'Tickets

TraJin Robber - Evangelst- Politiciian
Arrives with Big Story
of Chicago Deal
Washington, March 26.-(By A. P.)
--The senate oil committee turned
today from its public inquiry to con-
sideration of pending legislation, but
there was several developments in-
cident to its labor outside the commit-
tee room.
The contempt case of Harry F. Sin-
clair, leasee of Teapot Dome, who re-
fused to answer questions before the
oil committee, is to be presented to-
morrow to the District of Columbia
supreme court.
The treasury accepted the resigna-
tion of Clarence C. Chase son-in-law
of Fall, as collector of customs at El
Paso, Texas, but the House judiciary
committee failed to act on the senate
resolution contemplating impeachment
proceedings as a result of his refusal
to respond to questions before the oil
President Coolidge was assailed in
the senate by Senator Walsh, Demo-
crat, the oil prosecutor, because he did
not "ignominiously dismiss" Chases
from office immediately after the testi-
mony of Price McKinney that the cus-
toms collector had sought to have him
agree he had loaned Fall $100,000.'
Al Jennings, one time train robber
but now evangelist gnd politician, ar-
rived in Washington and announced
that he would have a "whale of a
story" to tell the oil investigators con-7
cerning an alleged oil deal at the Re-
publican national convention in Chica-1
go in 1920.t
A subpoena was issued for William I
Boyce Thompson, of .New York, for-
merly chairman of the finance coin-f
mittee of the Republidan national com-
mittee, who is to be questioned about
the methods of wipink out the $1,600,-
000 defeit the committee had afters
the 1920 campaign.
Book For Next -
IOpera Written
By Snyder, 5'
Donald E. 1L. Snyder '25 was an-.,
nounced yesterday as the author of,'
the winning book for next year's,
Union opera. The committee on opera
book selection, composed of Prof. L'.
A. Strauss of the English department.
Prof. o. J. Campbell of the English i
department, Prof. I. A. Kenyon of
the Romance languages department
and Donal H. Haines of the Journalism
department, chose the winning book
unanimously from the thirteen sub-
Snyder was on the staff of The Daily
Sunday magazine for the past two
years, and is a member of the Quad-
rangle, Dodo players, and Comedy
club. The title of the play will not
be announced until next fall.
All men who are interested in writ-
ing music for the book are asked toI
meet at 4:30 o'clock Monday after-,
noon, in room 302 of the Union. The
author of the book will be present at
that time and will tell the men whatj
type of music is wanted.

The Washtenaw County Mediczl soc-
iety held its monthly business meeting
and banquet last night at the Chamber
of Commerce inn. More than 100 men
were present. After the banquet, the
[business meeting was deferred and the
two main addresses of the evening de-
r livered.
I "A World Full of Mad Hamlets"
was the subject chosen by M. W..
Bingay, editor of the Detroit News.
lHe discussed the turbulant condition
of the world at the present time, but
said that he did not believe that civil-
ization was coming to ruin. Mr. Bin-
gay spoke particularly of the cooper-
ation which the American News Alli-
ance is giving to the American Medi-
cal society in barring from the press
undesirable medical news.
Dr. John Sundwall of the hygiene
department presnted a paper on "Mod-
ern Medicine as the Medical Man Sees
It ."

Telegrams And Letters Presented As
Evidence In Hearing Held
Washington, March 26.-(By AP)-
Senate investigation into the admin-
istration of Attorney general Daugh-
erty was continued today at another
public session with a bare mention
of $33,000,000 made in a few days by
5 "men" unamed, through a "stock
market deal in Sinclair oil" as the
most salient feature.
As before Roxie Stinson, the di-
vorced wife of Jess W. Smith, who
shot himself in the attorney general's
apartment, was the star witness. Her
story, replete with mention of consid-
erable sums of money passed to her
by the dead man during the two years
of his association with Mr. Daugherty
was filled out by the introduction of
scores of telegrams, taken by the com-
mittee from files in Washington, Palm
Beach, and Washington Courthouse,
and a few letters from Smith to her.
The wire messages, some of them
trivial and others obscure in terms
and references, were signed by per-
sons whose names in some cases had
been heard, and in others unheard,
during the previous progress of the
committee's record.
Of the $33,000,000 deal, Miss Stin-
son said she had been told by Jess
Smith, before his death, to whom she
ascribed the statement that he and
Mr. Daugherty were "sore" because
they were not "in it". When she pro
fessed unwillingness.to tell of it fur-
ther, or to name the men Smith de-
clared to have made the profits, there
was a moment of committee confr-
ence and an announcement by Chair-
man Brokhart that a decision as to
whether the inquiry into the question
wuold be pressed must await the com-
mittee's executive consideration.
Summed up, Miss Stinson's account
drawn by senators, was that Smith
caie to Washington with ,perhaps
$140,00; that he gave her several
thousand dollars;: that he "lost he.vi-
ly in stock market transactions; that
he paid his share, of $50,000 ,a yearC
in living with Attorney Generala
Daugherty and that he died with $240,
000 in assets listed by the probate
court. Whether he had more at death
she said she did not know.
Robert Frost
For hort Stay
Robert Frost, distinguished Ameri-
can poet, who held the fellowship in
creative arts at the University for two
years will arrive in Ann Arbor Sun-
day morning with Mrs. Frost.
While in the city, Mr. and Mrs. I
Frost will be the guests of Dean Jo-
seph A. Bursley. Their stay in Ann
Arbor will probably be limited to two
or three days.

Washington, March 26.-(By AP)--
The charge that Secretary Andrew
Mellon is occupying office illegally
because of his interest in various fi-
nancial concerns was revived in the
z senate today by Senator McKellar,
Democrat, Tenn.
Referring to the treasury secretary's
recent statement, discussing his inter-
est in certain corporations granted
tax returns Senator McKellar direct-
ed attention to section 243 of the re-
vised statutes, which prohibits the
secretary of the treasury from engag-
ing in trade and commerce while in
"Mr. Mellon is not only ineligible",
he continued "but is liable to a heavy
penalty. Perhaps Secretary Mellon
did not know of this law just as Sec-
retary Hughes did not know that it
was illegal to view prize fight films",
he continued. "But if that was so it
was no longer an excuse."


Raymond Poincare
French premiersince 1922 who has
resigned his post following an adverse
vote in the Chamber of Deputies yes-
terday. M. Poincare, who has been
active in French diplomatic circles
for 40 years, told the representatives
of the press that he had decided to
give up power. "My resignation is
final," he said. S
Attorney for Defendaut in Boot leg
Case Denies Statement
by Professor.
Prof. William H. Hobbs of the geology
department, announced last night that
he has withdrawn his name from the
petition to Judge George Sample sign-
ed by a number of professors and
townspeople asking leniency for
George Goss, proprietor of a green-
house on Geddes road, who was re-
cently arrested on a charge of hav-
ing intoxicating liquors in his posses
Professor Hobbs issued the follow-
ing statement in connection with his
action :
a "Asone of the signers of the peti-
ion circulated in the interest of Mr
Goss of Geddes road, I wish to say
that I did so only after I was shown
an apparently official document indi-
cating that he was under arrest for
having liquor in his possession, not
for selling it. While not condoning
the offense of possession of liquor, I
signed the petition for leniency on the
ground of his being a poor man with
a family dependent upon him.
"In the belief that I was at the time
ignorant of some essential facts, I
have now asked that my name be with-
drawn from the petition. If evidence
should be supplied that Mr. Goss has
sold liquor, I feel sure that most of
the signers of the petition would de-
sire to withdraw their names."
H. L. Thornton, attorney for Mr.
Goss replied last night .to the state-
I ment of Professor Hobbs that the com-
plaint against Mr. Goss was only for
having liquor in his possession . and
not for selling it. "The original affi-
davit sworn to by a prominent stu-
dent of the University was to the ef-
feet that a gallon of intoxicating wine
was sold to him accompanied by seve-
ral other men, and this affidavit was
the basis for the search warrant, but
the officers, with this information at
hand, saw fit to charge Mr. Goss only
with having it in his possession." Mr.
Thornton stated.
"These facts were explained in de-
tail to every signer, but Professor
Hobbs was in haste and did not listen
carefully to the explanation. Hardly
a person who was approached refused I
to sign the petition. The object was in
no sense to condone the act of Mr.
Goss, but because he is industrious
and trustworthy, and had made am
enviable record as a soldier in the
Canadian army through the entire war,
and because he has a wife in ill
health, and two children dependant
upon him for support, it was believed
he should be dealt with leniently. "Mr.
Thornton went on. "The signers felt
that the end of justice could be ac-
complished as well by putting him on
probation as to give him a prison sen-
"Professor Hobbs goes too far when
he assumes to speak in wholesale fas-
hion for 25 leading members of the
faculty and business men of the city
who knew exactly what they were do-

ing when they signed the petition,"
Mr. Thornton concluded.

Believe President Millerand W
quest War Leader to Return
York During the Day
Paris, March 26.-(By AP)
mier Poincare, with his entire c
resigned from office today and
he announced his resignation
lared that his decision was fi:
But tonight there is every
to believe that he will acquie
morrow in President Milleran4
quest that he resume office
head of the ministry. Poincar(
ceptance in principle of the pres
plea that he continue to- direct]F
publicaffairs virtuallyrends'th(
isterial prisis, which broke over
paratively serene condition
Poincare's official acceptani
President Millerand's request
garded as a foregone conclusi
the vast majority of those ide
with French political affairs.
The defeat if the government
chamber was on a question of
importance. Tihe premier h
was not present, being engaged
time with the foreign affairs
mittee, and there were few de
in the chamber. The vote again
government was 271 to 264, m
the votes being cast by proxy.
Students of the School of Mu:
sembled last night in the Unit
their annual Sym phonic leagu q e . S e c e y r p e e t t
qu et. aSpeeches b y representat
the various classes in the scho
members of the faculty follow
Prof. Earl V. Moore, d
Charles A. Sink, secretary,
Oscar Bowen, Dean, B. F. Bache
Palmer Christian university or
spoke as representatives of the
Beatrice McManus acted as toa
ter for the banquet. Dorothy
Lucile Bellamy, and Hope Ha
'24, spoke for their classes.
Professor Moore, in his: tall
the students that this year's gr
ing class of the School c Mue
take part in the campus Swin
this being the first time that
school seniors have been grante

Washington, March 26.-(By A
-Approval was given by the I
today to provisions of the war
partment appropriation bill N
would continue the regular, army
ing the coming fiscal year al
present authorized strength of
000 enlisted men and 12,000 ofi
Rep. Kvale, independent, Minn
fered an amendment to reduce
enlisted strength to 65,200 while
Black, Democrat, Texas propo
100,000 maximum. Both amend]
were rejected by a viva voc.
Alters Program
Of Recital H
A slight change has been ma
the program which Ossip Gabri
sch will play at his piano recita
Monday night in Pattengill au
He is substituting, instead c
Brahms' Variations on a Then
Handel, the E minor Intermezz
E flat major Rhapsody of Brahn
two of his own compositions. T
mainder of the program is une
ed, and the whole now makes
concert of classics of the highest
Seats for the concert are on s
all the State street book stores
at the School of Music at $1, $1.5
S In order that all seniors
I h~nun ther.nnnanrld ,rnwna

Dallas, Tex., March 26.-Lieut- Gen.
E. W. Kirkpatrick, departmental com-
mander of states west of the Missippi
of the United Conferate Veterans, is

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