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G. XXXIV. No. 149






Russia Has Lost 22,000,000
In Revolution, Says Sorokine

Problems Of Fraternities And Extra
Curricnlar Activities To
Be Discussed

"Revolution tends to diminish the,
population, diminish the birth rate,
and increase mortality," said Prof.
Pitirime A. Sorokine, noted Russian
student of revolutions and sociology,
in the last of a series of three lectures
yesterday afternoon in Newberry aud-
itorium. His subject was "The Influ-
ence of Revolution on the Biologic
Composition of the Population, and Its
Vital Processes."
"The de-populating effects of war,
and revolution accompanied by civil
war, may be well seen in Russia," he
said. "The population of Russia has
been decreased by 22,000,000 since the
beginning of the World war. This de-
crease is due to death, both from nat-
ural and outside causes, a decreasing
birth rate, and a great migration from
he country."
Professor Sorokine then gave a brief
review of the world's revolutions since
the days of early Rome. He spent
considerable time in dealing with the
French revolutions and the effect

which, he claims, had a disastrous
effect upon France as a whole.
"Ifcivil war accompanies revol-
ution," he continued, "the marriage
rates goes down. But if there is no civ-
il war, and especially if conditions are
better for married people than for un-
married people, the marriage rate will
tend to go up. In Petrograd the mar-
riage rate has reached as high as 27
marriages to every thousand male in-
Then taking up the subject of birth
and death rates, Professor Sorokine
said, "I prefer a country with a high
birth rate and a high rate of mortal-
ity to one of a low birth rate and low
rate of mortality; for, from a stand-
point of eugenics, it is desirable to
have the process of selection going
on as rapid a rate as possible."
"Revolution leads to political emi-
gration, to the depopulation of the best
elements of the nation," he said. "The
loss of men is always great, especially
among the thinking men and the real

Problems of all sorts which now
confront the college and university
deans of this country were discussed
at the opening sessions of the sixth
annual conference of deans and advis-
ers of men which began here yester-
day. Meeting were held both in the
morning and the afternoon at the Un-
ion and talks on various subjects vere
given by different deans. The con-
ference will continue today and to-
At the morning meeting, Deans S.
H. Goonight of Wisconsin and Thom-
as A. Clark of Illinois were the prin-
cipal speakers. In telling "How a
Dean of Men can best serve the Uni-
versity and what the principal and
typical functions of a Dean of Men
are", Dean Goodnight dealt with the
history of such an office, telling of
their need and of the place a dean of
today fills in campus life.
Perosnal Contact Needed
Following this, Dea.n Clark spoke
on the subject "How can Deans of
Ment-come in closepersonalecontact
with the students of the University??"
It is without doubt truethat the
smaller college has th'e advantage over
the larger institutions in this respect,"
said Dean Clark. "When the total
enrollment does not exceed 300 stu-
dents, or even more, it is easily possi-
ble for the deans to make closer per-
gonal friends of the students, and to
be able to call most pf them by their
first flames.
But the problem today With the
tremendu srisze f the. clleges, tles 9
an entirely different aspect, he con-
tinued. "The lack, of. persoi co -
tatehas -been th cause to a great, de-
gree of the large number of failures,
and I h'ay.noticed that their situation
is being greatly improved, and to a
certain extent, I attribute it to the
closer relation which is being built
up between faculty and student." r
Effijiger Welcomes
On account of the illness of Presi-
(lent Marion L. Burton who was sched-
uled to give the address of welcome.
Dean John R. Effinger acted in that
capacity and at the opening of the
afternoon session expressed his pleas-
ure and the pleasure of the University
on having the deans here for their
conference. Dean Edward E. Nichol-
,on of Minnesota, secretary of the con-
ference, replied for the visiting deans.
A discussion followed at which time
problems brought up ldy Dean Clark
in the morning session were consid-
ered. How the dean of men may be-
come acUinted. with stdents - who.
are not In activities and are copar-
atively little known on the campus
as one of :the princapl points of
which the conference talked. Dean
Clark pointed out that his office wa
able to keep' in touc with this type
of student somewhat through the
churches, hospitals, and also by en-
couraging personal conferences.
Discus Vocatios
Dean Francis E. Bradshaw of North
Carolina then spoke on "Vocational
guidance, employment work and other
forms of personnel service-I-ow
much has a student a right to expect?"
He explained the system which is be-
ing tried at North Carolina wh'ereby
state surveys in vocations are made, a
library book-shelf of vocations kept,
and an effort made to aid students in
self-analysis and determine for what
vocation they are fitted. He pointed
out that he as surprised and gratifi-
ed at the cooperation of the faculty
and explained that there is no drive
conducted to make the students use
the bureau. "We are also making an
effort to follow ip to find the results
from alumni", .he added.
The North Carolina dean expressed
the opinib that the student has a
right to expect all the personnel work
which is worth' giving and that the
dean has a general point of view
which is valuable for this work.
All Deans Discuss
Following his talk, was a long dis-
cussion of this subject in which a
large number of delegates took part.
Many were of the opinion that this
work should become one of the fun-
ctions of this office while others said

that it should be given over to special
departsments of experts, such as to




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of Madrid University Literary Treasured Records of Spy Work Are
Department Will Deliver Mysteriously Missing
Two Addresses When Wanted
erico Castro, professor of mod- Kashington, D. C. April 24.-(By A.
,nguages and head of the depart- P.)-The treasured records of five
of Spanish literature of the Uni- years of spy work, the hoard of Gas-
ton B. Means, international sleuth.
y of Madrid, will deliver a Uni- and'star witness of the senate Daugh-
y lecture at 4:15 o'clock this af- erty investigating committee have van-
)n in Natural Science auditorium. ished between two days.
ll speak in French on "Le Rom- At least Means so reported today to
me Espagnol."' the committee. A hasty investigation
this lecture Professor. Castro, is established only the fact that if , wo-
ted to deal with Spanish' rom- men bearing a letter signed with the
'name of Chairman Brookhart took the
.m and its relation to'Europ- t records from Means' Washington
omantisicism in general. He home, as he reported they were not
eliver another lecture in Spanish authorized' to do so, '&nt their letter
o'clock tomorrow morning in of, credentials was a forgery. -
D, Memorial hall on "La Tec-' For weeks now the Means records,
brarhatica de Lope 'de V ga." which:consist of seores of black bo'und
fessor Castro,' who is ranked notebooks;'his day by day diary 'of his'
Sthe' forenost of Spanish' phil- extraordihary activity, have been held'
ts, is acting as an exchange pro- ackfrom flle posure.:Tantaliz--
"at Columbia university during g glimps tilto, them have been of-
emester. At present he is mak- lug at 'nt teni h n the
ushort tour through the' West,I fered at fi eque't inter'vals in the
onlr a few stops.. kaleidescopic shiffling of the Daugh-'
is the author of several books erty investigation but no complete tale
=any, articles.H e wasone osf of their contents has 'been rounded-
unnders, . andsis t present one out.
editors, of "Revista de Filologia I It was to these records Means'turn-
:nola," a philological review ed when asked to fix the times and to-
has been published in Madrid tal of payments he took as "money
1914. carrier" for Jess W. Smith. Again,{
ing his stay in Ann Arbor Pro- they were said to contain detailed
Castro will be the guest of Prof.|data of how Means was assigned to
Wagner of the Romance langu- ferret out the secret of the central
department. The lectures are bootlegging machinery in New York
to the public. and "get" Secretary Mellon.

Reception Begins' At 13:30 Oclock;
Dancing At 9, And Close
At 2:30
The fourth annual Military ball will
be held tonight in Waterman and Bar-
hour gymnasiums. The reception for
the dance is to take place from 8:30
until 9 o'clock. Dancing will begin at
1 9 o'clock and end at :30 o'clock.
Beginning at 9:30 o'clock, the grand
march will start led by Jacob W. Hos-
trup, '24E, and Miss Esther Wiesmer
of Whitmore Lake. Directly follow-
ing the completion of the march a
flashlight picture will be taken of the
dancers before they separate from
group formation for dancing at the
assembly call of the clarion.
Refreshments in the form of an un-
usual luncheon are to be served to
the guests in three sections, beginning
at 11:30 o'clock. The third luncheon
will end at 1o'clock.
The gymnasiums will be gorgeously
decorated for the ball. Waterman
gymnasium will be adorned by flags
of the United States and its allies in
the World war and by bunting of un-
usual colors. At the center of the big
gymnasium will be a dome from
which will radiate to the side of the
hall strings of flags and buntings.
Parallel rows of flags will cover the
remainder of the cieling. At each end
of the gymnasiums will be a large.
shield made of military effects. The
smaller gymnasium will be decorated
in military colors much like Water-
man gymnasium
Some of the novelties of the evening
will be the military bugle ells which,
will announce the differex t events of
the ball, the set of reglations wh-jch
the guests are to observe, and the
--military characterof the dedrations
and dance in general.
Music for the evening,.will be'sup-
plied by three 'archestras-Ralph Wil-
liam's 'opera orchestraand Benson's
country club orchestra, sboth of Chi-
cago, and Ted Rhodes' orchestra of]
:Ann Arbor. No corsages will be[
Worn at th'e dance, according to a re-
quest of the committee.,
Ann Arbor To
Study Methods
C. E. Butts, registrar of the Univer-
sity of Pennsylvania, visited Ann Ar-
bor yesterday to investigate the me-
thods employed by the offices of the
University. Mr. Butts has visited sev-
eral other universities on a tour to ob-
serve registration methods, among
them being Ohio State, Illinois, and
Th University wage scale, methods
of registration, and styles of forms
[blanks were examined, by Mr. -Butts,
who stated that they compared very
favorably with those of other Uni-
versities he had visiteed.
jis next stop will be Cornell, where
he will further his investigations.
Vot e r s Decide
To Finish Three
School Buildingsj

Ann Arbor citizens yesterday voted
Ito permit the local school board to
borrow a sum of money not to exceed
$245,00 to complete and equip the
three new school building now under
I The vote was exceedingly lights,
but 1.211 ballots being ca1. Nine,
hundred and nine votes were favorable'
to the proposition with 299 votes aga-
inst it. As a result of the vote the
work on the new schools will be rush-
Alpha Nn Debates
Immigrat ion Bill,
Alpha ,Nu, at the meeting last night
in University hall, discussed the Jap-
anese exclusion act. Th'e arguments
for the exclusion of the Japanese were
based on the fact that 'the Japanese
could never be assimilated as citizens
of this coutnry and therefore there
was no valid reason for their admit-

The house agriculture committee3
ported the McNary-Haugen farm

The Day's News At
The Capitol
The senate began consideration of
the tax bill.


lief bill.-
House leaders informed President
Coolidge the house would be ready
to adjourn June 1.

Secretary Wallace dispatched or-
ders for federal forces to take over 3
the fight in California against the foot
and mouth disease.
Joint hearings by the senate and TALKS HERE TODAY
house irrigation committees were or- -__
dered to expedite relief legislation for Wisconsin Jurist to Speak at Banquet;
settlers on irrigated lands. - Order of Colif to Initiate


Ca bo t Leaves
When Daughter
Becomes Worse
Miss Mary Cabot, 16 year old daugh-
ter of Dean Hugh Cabot of the Medi-
cal school, reported seriously ill a
I week ago on the Steamer Laconia in
mid-ocean, has taken a turn for the'
worse and is at the point of death
according to a radio message receiv-
ed by the dean yesterday afternoon.
Miss Cabot left in excellent health
with Mrs. Cabot some time ago for a
tour of the world, and until a week.
ago when the first word of her illness
was received, was quite well and re-
ported enjoying the voyage. After a
consultation of doctors last night lit-
tle hope was held out for her recovery,
according to a. second dispatch re-
ceived at a late hour.
According to the message the steam-
er is now off the Suez canal and is
heading towards. Naples. Dean Cabot
will leave Ann Arbor this afternoon
on the Wolverine for New York where
he will embark for Naples to meet his
wife and daughter. He is expected to
reach the Italian city! on or about
May 4.

President Coolidge addressed mem-
hers of the American Chemical so-
ciety who visited the White House.
General John J. Pershing announ-
ced he would decline nomination for1
vice-president if it were offered. l
The annual appropriation bill for
the department of agriculture carry-
ing $57,000,000 was passed by the
Gaston B. Means informed the sen-
ate Daugherty committee that his
diaries ant other documents used as
evidence had disappeared.

San Salvador, April 24.-(By AP)-.
Several American Marines have been
killed in Honduras, according to ad-
vices received there ,
An attache of the American legation
in Tegucigalpa is said to have ,pro-'
ceeded to La Liberted, Salvador, 'a
cable station, in.'order to communicate
with the government at N ashington.
A dispatch from Anapala says ad-,
ditional reinforcements for the pro-
visional government forces who are
beseiged in Tegucigalpa., have man-
aged to slip through the revolutionarya
lines and enter the capitol.
Other dispatches are to the effect
that none of the political partiesrin
Honduras cares to shoulder the re-
sponsibility for intervening with Sum-
ner Welles, representing the American
government, in an endeavor to bring
about peace between the discordant
Prof. G. Carl Huber of the Medical
school last night in the medical'
building addressed a large audience
composed mainly of medical students,
on the early phases *of the history of
anatomy and more especially upon
Vesalius, the founder of modern sci-
entific anatomical surgery. The lec-
ture was demonstrated with latern

Dr. Lasker, Wizard
Of Chess, To Play
Here In Exhibit'
Dr. tanuel Lasker, che'ss chatni-
pion of thelworld for 27 ra
wvinner of first prize in the recent in-
ternational tournament in New York
city has been secured through the I
efforts of Prof. Louis C. Karpinski, of;
ithe mathematics department to give a
simultaneous exhibit of blindfold#
chess next Tuesday night i' the Un-
Dr. Lasker will play 30 boards pass-
ing in rapid succession from table to
table. Recently Dr. Lasker in an ex-
hibition in Detroit played 42 boards
simultaneously losing only 6 games.
Dr. Lasker is a professor of mathem-
atics in a German university and will
address the Mathematical society
while in Ann Arbor.
Postals To Pay
For Polar Trip
For the purpose of aiding in the fi-
nancing of Amundsen's trip ''to the
north pole, 200,000 postal'cards have
been printed, 'selling',at $1 each which
will be carried by airplane to they
north pole and back to Alaska, where
they will be mailed to the purchasers
of the cards.
The: cards while on the trip will be,
stamped with a specially issued polar
expedition stamp printed in Norway.'
Edward Etern, a leadinig stamp expert
asserts that 'it "will be one of the
most interesting of all Aero stamps
issued by any government and due to
the limited number it will undoubted-
ly enhance in value as the demand willI

The senate committee investigating
the indictment of Senator Wheeler,
Democrat, Montana, heard further
testimony bearing upon charges
against him.
Charges of a $100,000 fund to pre- i
vent "thorough investigatio" were I
heard by the 'senate committee in-I
quiry into charges of land frauds in
the lower Rio Grande valley of Texas.
Washington, D.. C., April 24.-(By A.1
4 P.)-The soldier bon.s bill was for.-,
mally ordered to conference by the
house late ,oday for adj ustment of
senate 'amendments .with. prediction
by leaders of both houses of an early
agreement and early report on the
measure to -the president.
Senator Curtis, Republican, Kansas,
sponsor of the bill in the senate, andl
Chairman. Green of the house ways1
and means committee indicated they
hoped the measure would be sent to
the White House by early next week
if not on Saturday. The senate amend-'
ments were generally of a minor na-
Reascertions of claims that a two
thirds majority could be obtained for1
the bill to override a presidential veto
if such action were taken by President 1
Coolidge, were; made privately today
I by leaders in both houses of congress.
Seniors in any college who fail to
Ipay their graduation fees by 4 o'clock
May '22 wi inot graduate at the June
commencement, Registerar Arthur G.
Hall announced yesterday. These fees
tare to be paid at the treasurer's office.
Every year seniors fal to make
their payment on time, and as a re-
sult do not graduate with their class,
the registrar stated, and the regula-
tion will again be strictly adhered to
this year. The necessity of a rigid
time limit is evident, Registrar Hall
added, from the fact that there are
1800 to 1900 in the graduating class,
and to make out their diplomas and
[verify records is a large task.
One thousand old graduates and
college men who now live in or near
Detroit will gather at an intercollegi-
ate frolic and luncheon to be held in
the Statler hotel at Detroit tomorrow.
Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis,
national dictator of baseball will be
national dicetator of baseball will be
present as will Ty Cobb, Detroit's vet-
_.nnn nfhe nn-m -nn h fia a n.

Thirteen Seniorsa
Judge Marvin B. Rosenberry, '93L,
of the supreme court of Wisconsin
will deliver the annual public: address
of the Order of the Coif at 4:15 o'clock,
today in room C of the Law building.
His subject will be "Lawyers and the
Changing Order."
The address is open to the Univer-1
sity public. Jud-ge Rosenberry .is a
graduate of the Law school and hasl
been a member of the supreme court
of Wisconsin since 1916. He is a men-,
ber of the council of the ..American!
Law Institute and is recognized as
one of the ablest sand most progres-
sive judges on any state bench in the
country. .-
Dean Henry M. Bates of the Law-
school, president of the, Order will
act as toastmaster at the annual Or-
der of the' Colf banquet which will be'
held at 6:30 o'clock tonight in the
Union.' The new members chosen this
year are: Paul A. Leidy, Yates G.
Smith, Carl H. Smith, Norman D. Lat-
tin, Ronald M. Ryan, Delmar W. Dodd-
ridge, John - P. Dawson, Bowen E.
Schumaker, Beecher W. Hungerford,
Allard W. Frogner, John C. Clarke,
Fred G. Krivonos, and Glenn A. Mc-
Judge Rosenberry, as guest of
honor, will be the principal speaker
of the occasion. A number of alumni
of the Michigan chapter will be pre-
sent and will make short speeches,
among' them. Janes Cleary of Battle
Creek, Harry J. Lippincott of Chicago,
Edward R. Thurston of Toledo, Harry
G. Gault of Flint, and .Allen W. Boyd
of Indianapolis.
Dr. George William Carter, '53M of
Boulder, Clo., said to be the oldest
graduate of the University and the
last surviving member of his class,
died Tuesday, according to a tele-
gram received yesterday by President
Marion L. Burton.
Dr. Carter was a member of the
Third Iowa Cavalry as a surgeon dur-
ing the Civil war. Until the last few
I years he has been engaged in active
practice. Interment will be at Marsh-
alltown, Ia.
Tuffing Announces
Senate Candidacy
Lansing, April 24.-(By A. P.)-
Daniel Tuffing, Lansing business man,
today announced his candidacy for
the Republican nomination for U. S.
senator. He was formerly president
of the Normal college at Pleasantville,

G. 0. P. Maintains Further Reductio
In Tax Figures Would be
Washington, D. C. April 24.-(By A
P.)-Opening shots were fired toda
in the senate in the tax reduction figh
with the Mellon incomes tax rates be
ing given the most attention.
The intention of Republican organ
ization leaders to stand by the trea
sury schedule was indicated in the op
position speech by Chairman Smoot o
the finance committee who -vigorousl
defended the rates. Senator Jones o
New Mexico, a Democratic member o
the committee, retaliated with a de
nunciation of the proposed 50 percen
cut in the maximum surtax and a plea
for greater tax reduction even thai
proposed by the treasury.
The Revenue bill, over which th
most extended and contraversal leg
islation fight of the session is anti
cipated, was brought up under In
auspicious circumstances. Despite th'
enthusaistic declaration of the tw4
speakers, less than a score oftsena
tors were on the floor throughou
their addresses. Twice a point of ni
quroum was made to draw an audi
ence but shortly: after the roll call
most of the senators tired by the lon
debate of yesterday on the Bonus bill
had retired.
In reply to Mr. Smoots defense' o
the Mellon rates, which would. cut th
maximnum surtax from n0 petent t
25 percent, Senator Jones called at
tention that house Replblicans hat
"repudiated" this schedule and adopt
ed a surtax pilan aef lhitgld'? less re
.Mr. Smoot pdinted out that-the coin
nttee hi hyd'gone the ilnit In taa
reduetion 'andso far even 'that a de
fleit of ;$50,00l0, 0 would occUr' on th
basia of present sestim'ates. This, h
predicted;.however, would be taei
care of by increase returns wh ic
would result from, the stimulant ,o
tax reduction on ;the basis of th
Mellon rates.
Senator Jones insisted tax reduc
tion should have been ordered mudl
sooner and declared it would go twic'
as far as contemplated under the com
mittee bill. He proposed that addition
al reductions be taken care of by us
of funds now applied to the nationa
The Varsity Glee' Club will furntis
the musicalprogram for the Mch
gan Alumnae banquet which is bein
held in betroit, Saturday night Ma
10, in connection with the Women'
League campaign.
Plans were discussed at the meetin
last night for the annual 'formal' danI
which will be held for the members- c
..the Glee club in'Barbour gymnasium
May 9. The spring serenade will tak
place sometime netx month. The ex
act date was not decided upon las
night. Due to the financial success o
the spring tour it was decided t

1 abandon the annual spring concer
which is usually necessary in-order t
defray the expenses of the club for th
year. Accoring to the manager th
Glee club has had the most successfi
year that it has had since its organ
ization at the University.
A committee composed of Dea
Hugh Cabot of the Medical school an
Robert Greve, acting director of tI
University hospital was appointed b
the Board of Regents at their sessic
yesterday morning to investigate an
report upon possible uses of the ho'
pital after the new building is put i
It was announced that Dr. Robe
Andrews Millikan of Pasadena, Cali
a recent winner of the Nobel prize :

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