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Charles B. Sikes, '16, formerly a
student in the School of Music, and
while here considered one of the best
of the younger singers in this section,
has won fame abroad as an operatic
singer of the first order. Mr. Sikes
sang in the May festival of 1921 and


Southern Waste Lands Will
Special Attention At


when in Ann Arbor studied under Miss
Nora Crane Hunt. He was a popular
SENATORS, CONGRESSMEN, AD I figure in local concerts, and in church
During his two years of study and
Foresters from all over the United ; concert work in Italy and other coun-
States are combining their efforts in tries his rise was so sensational as
a conference to be held under the aus- to make possible his singing before
the great Toscanini, who immediately
pces of the Southern Pine association, pronounced him a remarkably gifted
the Mississippi and Florida develop-1artist


New York, Nov. 17--(A.P.)-Ameri-
can playwrights have decided to make
an effort to wrest from the managers
and actors a third share in the Ameri-
can theatre as a means of lifting the
intellectual and artistic standards of
native dramatic art. This is the as-
sertion of Owen Davis, one-time presi-
dent of the American Dramatists and
Composers, and now a leading spirit
in American Dramatists, a guild of
the Authors League of America.
Mr. Davis pointed out that actors
and managers now were arrayed
against each other in a fight for con-4
trol of the stage and that, meantime,
both dramatists and plays were givenj
scant if any attention by either of the
warring factions.,




ork Under Construction In Mic
At Present Time to Cost

"nent boards and the New Orleans as- Mr. Sikes' bass voice w lik ed
sociation of Commerce in New Orleans enough to be tendered a three year
Nov. 19 until Nov. 22. Nation wide contract associating him with the fa-
interest is being manifested in the mous Scala opera house of Milan. His
Forestry Reclamation and Home-Mak- contract went into effect Nov. 1. He
ing conference whose purpose is to will sing the basso role i"La Bo-
discuss ways and means for utilizing heme."
the nation's idle lands.,
Senators, congressmen, land-owners,
and leaders in reclamation and set-
tlement from the west have notified
the executive committee of their in- PRIM ' TISPCLII
tention to be present. Citizens of the I I~JIIlIllILILI
west have especial interest in the dis-
cussion of reclamation. and settle- SHAWN TO BE MALE STAR OF
ment, as the was has been the only PROGRAM GIVEN
beneficiary of the present reclamation NOT. 2$
law. Since 1902, a total of more than'
$150,000,000 has been spent for Irri-.
gation and reclaiming arid lands of Ruth St. Denis, in her forthcomng
the west.i appearance on Monday evening, Nov.
Southern members of congress in 6, in Hill auditorium, will add an-
1902, combined with the western mem-i other to her series of dances of the
bers who fostered the reclamation law Orient, in a presentation of the Legend
at that time, and assisted by the south- of Ishtar.. Her "Egypt," "India," and
eraers, a bill was passed for reclamua- "China" will now me followed by
tion work. Today, the south is ask-; "Babylon," this year's addition to her
in twesk.to idinhsth dsvelok-repertory in the form of the Legend of
Ing the west to aid in the develop- Ishtar. Miss St. Denis was the first
ment of the idle waste lands of the
south. It is estimated that there is dancer of note who attempted to de-
more than 80,000,000 acres of wet and pict through the Medium of the dance
cut-over lands that are potentially thevarious religious beliefs of the
capable of supporting several million Orient.
new families, which can be reclaimed The remainder of the program will
for a small.outlay per acre. Further include, among other numbers, the
figures of the conference committee Hopi Indian dances by Mr. Shawn, the
show that the. cost of reclaiming male star of the company; an entirely
southern lands is less than one-fourth new Spanish Suite, a Divertisement
the cost of reclaiming western lands. by various members of the company,
Farming lands in the south, which are and visualizations of McDowell music
already prepared for farming, it is by Miss St. Denis, Mr. Shawn, and the
stated, may be bought at costs rang- company. Entirely new scenery, new
ing from $15 to $30 an acre. costumes, new dance themes, and new
music are provided in this year's pro-
gram;t many, believing it. to beoa step in
TES TY advance of the on'e seen here last
year. The instrumental quartet which
RICHIN IRON AND GAL! tions will be composed of Louis osa
Pianist-conductor, M. Roony, violin,
Ug6 Bergamasco, flute, and -Peter
Ironwood, MIch., Nov. 17-(A.P.)- Kleynenberg, cello.
On the arm of the attorney general of Mail orders for the concert are
Michigan, the. town of Hurley, Wis- available at all the book stores and in
consin, notorious in its past, has been the lobby of the Union. Applications
ushered before the Supreme Court of for tickets may be mailed to Univer-
the United States. sity Glee club, care of John M. Russell,
Hurley is on the small strip of land at the Union. A general sale of seats
that Michigan claims as its own, de- will not take place till the middle of
that the week.
spite the fact that the land, situated in
Iron and Vilas counties, has been Wis-


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Prom nent members of the cast of Percy Mackaye's "A Thousand Years Ago" which will be presented by
Masques Dramatic society Nov. 20 in Hill auditorium. Reading left to right: Pantaloon, Ruth Christensen, '24;
Calif, Isabel Waterworth, '24; Harlequin, Ruth Vermilyea, '26; Zelima, June Knisley, '25; Altoume, Nellie-Rit-
tenhouse, '25; Barak, Karguerite Goodman, '26; Turandot, Charlotta Ewing, '24; Scaramouch, Velma Leigh Car-
ter, '24; Capacomico, Elizabeth Pike, '24.

Pwerful Police,
Dogs Attend To
League Records



consin territory since 1836. Michigan's
contention, as presented to the
Supreme Court in a bill of complaint,
is that the boundary line between
Michigan and Wisconsin was estab-
lished originally as "through the
middle of the main channel of the
Montreal river." Later it was discov-
ered that the original surveys were in-
correct; that 'the river branched. Mich-
igan asserts that the correct boundary
is in the west branch of the river;
Wisconsin, the east branch.
The territorial acquisition that
would result to Michigan, if this
state's contentions are recognized by
the high court, would be small, includ-
ing besides .the land in the two Wis-
consin counties, several islands in the
Menominee river and Washington is-
land in Green Bay. Valuable depositsi
of iron and coal, however, make the
disputed terrain a tempting bone for
the two commonwealths to wrangle
Stolen Belongings I
Mortify Students
Students mortified with the way in
which their belongings insist on leav-
ing the checking rooms of the Union
when they are left there alone, have
resorted to a belief in the time worn
adage of "It pays to advertise."
A number of articles have been ap-
parently stolen from the lower check-i
ing room, if the advertisements that
have been noticed in that place are
to be believed. One indignant stu-
dent, horrified by the thievery that.
made it possible for a hat of his to
vanish from the hook on which he
placed it has resorted to the follow-.
ing sign:
"Will' the gentleman (?) who took
a grey hat from this rack please re-
turn same damn quick."
Another similarly mortified looserI
appeals to the emotional instinct of
the thief in a hoste d can in which he

Health at the University this year
is better than in the past two years,
according to statistics issued by the
Health service. Dispensary calls ium-
bered 3920 during the past month. The
corresponding month last year had
300 more calls while at the same time
in 1921 there were more than 5700
calls. The ordinary ailments remain
at an average number. Other illnesses
have not increased to any extent eith-
er. Pneumonia had 3 victims during
the past month. In October of 1922
there was one less while in the pre-
ceding year there were none.
Another indication of better health
is the number of prescriptions filled
at the Health service during October.
Only 727 were taken care of while
twice as many prescriptions were fill-
ed in the corresponding mouth last
year and the year before.

Geneva, Nov. 17 (AP)-When Amer-I(One of the
icans pass the main portal of the ings of engin
League of Nations building, which of the coun
'overlooks Lake Leman, they ofteni night, Nov.
gi ven at Hot
stoop to caress two enormous, beau- be represen
tiful dogs which recline there, docile Cooley of th
and stretching their huge bulk out on is to be the
the carpet in lazy satsfaction, blink-' Denby, '9
[tecreInlz has express(
ingly acknowledging the passing hand present at th
of the admiring visitor. of the impor
Thus it is in day, but at night these this part of1
harmless appearing canines becomed The size
the terrifying guardians of the league dinner may
Smore than5
temple with all its countless treasure j to all parts
of document and record. One is a indicate tha
great German dog, lithe and power- portant men
troit for t'e
ful, the other a huge St. Bernard, and f
they go the rounds with the night!
guardians, running down this corgi-1 ddI
dor and that, poking their noses in a Re
room 'here and a room there, seeking
the possible ill-doer.
Sir Eric Drummond, the secretary Following
general of the League, is taking no football tea
chances *ith the wealth of documen- I goyle comes
tary material committed to his care, The folloin
and figures out that if men will go to by the Gargo
the extreme of tryng to steal rattle- in itself th
enakes, as they did recently in New Editor in Ch
York, they might take it into their Ann Arbor,
heads to lighten the historical arch- Dear Editor
ives of the League of Nations. Will you

BI MEN WILLPurdue Exponent.
Compares Best
How does the Purdue Memorial un-
o most imlportant gather- on compare with the Unions of other
neering men from all parts colleges? The Purdue Exponent,
try will be held Saturday which is their daily paper, quotes as
23, when a dinner is to be follows:
)tel Statler. Michigan will
ted by Dean Mortimer E. '"We believe it is the best in the
e Engineering school, who United States, and is surpassed only
e guest of honor. Edwin by the Hart House of the University
dsecretary of the navy of Toronto. When the Union Building
idhis intention of being is completed with its hotel wing, and
he affair, which will be one' assembly and dance hall additions, it
rtant events of his stay in will be the most adaptable building
the country. that we believe we could get. Its
f the body expected at the architecture is such that it blends
be seen in the fact that as nearly as possible to the other
besee inthsre scttht buildings on the campus, and its activ-
ities will include all of the activities
tof the country. Replies that will be needed at Purdue.
.t a large rnumber of im-rTh ildaUnn
will make th trip to De- The Michigan Union
dinner. "As compared to the Michigan Un-
ion, we believe we have taken advant-
age of the mistakes that the Michigan
Dwa Letter I Union has made, as we have the same
ia d Bv G garchitects as the Michigan Union had,
eGr- and they have made such changes in
the arrangement of our activities as
up the success of the will . be more adaptable and easily
m at Iowa City, the Gar- workable at a university. Therefore,1
5 in for its share of credit. we can boast of better arrangement
rig letter, recently receivd than Michigan.
oyle management, expla!n s Other University Unions
entire incident. "The Wisconsin Union has a large
hief, "The Gargoyle", subscription fund which was raised
Miich., by the alumni and students, but as
r : yet has no building. The Michigan
please tell me who should Agricultural College has a fund of
ubscription to your ma $ $00,000 for a Union. Case School of
e price? Fm'glad Michi- Applied Science combines its Union
S, owa c'ver ik I am 'awith its gymnasium and embraces but
resident. Iere's wishing a few of the activities which our
Ten charnpions hl: Union. will undertake. Cornell Uni-a
Your, tre, versity had a gift of $1,000,000 for al
Jzi:iccttim Gt:ot t. Union building. Minnesota- uses for'
its Union building, one of the old cam-
, pUs buildings which has been remod-
LA TER SHowever the final completion of the
Purdue union is not at present being

United States has become the
world's greatest workshop; and al-
though possession of the largest and
most varied store of raw materials in
the world, we must import a steadily
increasing quantity of a great variety
of supplies from every part of the
globe in order to keep our factory
wheels whirling and our multitude
of workers occupied. No better Indi-
cation of America's future in the
world's business could be given than'
its increase in crude and semi-crude
imports. This growth should be a
cause for optimism to capital, labor,
and investor alike."
Such is one of the statements found
in a new study entitled "Our Imports
and Who Uses Them" recently pub-
lished by the National Foreign Trade
council in New York. This new study
points out that it would be impossible
for people'of this country to get along
without the imports that are brought
into this country every -year.
Of all our imports, it is pointed out,
none exert a more profound and bene-
ficial effect on transportation, com-
m erce, industry, athletics and the 'per-
sonal phases of American life than
crude rubber. Crude rubber to the'
value of $10,000,000 a year, is imported
into this country from the tropics.
"As you walk about your home, as
you sit in your office, as you' eoy
your sports, look at the things that
surround you, note how many there
are which are either wholly or in part
of foreign origin, and think over whatE
you would do if these essential im-
ports were tobe denied you," con-1
cludes the study.
Washington, Nov. 17 (AP) - The
United States has dropped from first
to sixth place among the shipbuilding
nat'ons of the world in the last fo?9r
years, the Department of Commerce
states. Not only Great Britain and
Germany but also Italy, France and
the Netherlands are building more
tonnage than the United States, ac-,
cording to returns, for the quarter
ended with September. World con-
struction at the close of the quarter
tas smaller than at any time sinceI
the war and represent a decline ofI
165,000 gross tons in comparison with'
the quarter ended with une.
Health Service
Aims At Disease
In an effort to stop any spread of
tuberculosis Dr. W. E. Forsythe of the!
Health Service has asked that any
students who cough up sputum should
bring this to the Health service for
analysis. In most cases where the
individual does bring up material he I
has a well developed case of the dis-
ease, according to Dr. Forsythe. Re-
cently a student voluntarily came to
the Health service in such condition.
The individual was examined and
found to have tuberculosis and was
sent home. Thus far this year six
tuberculosis students have been sent

Statistics released from the offices
of the highways information service,
New York,'indicate that the construc-
tion of modern automobile roads and
paved streets in the United States is
4 gaining greatly in volume annually.
In the year 1920 a total of $530,848,-
000 in new road construction was.
awarded in this country. This amount
was greatly increased in both 1921 and
1922, and at the present rate, new
highways for which contracts will be
let during 1923 will cost approximate-
ly $794,000,000. For Federal, state,
county, district, township and city
highway construction and mainten-
ence, the enormous total of $1,250,000,-
000 will be expended this year. Com-
pared with the 1923 road construction
program in the United States, the con-
struction of even the great Roman
highways, the erection. of the pyra-
mids, the building of the Chinese wall
and the excavation of the Panama ca-
nal dwindle in insignificance.
Work Under Way in Michigan
In the state of Michigan, work act-
ually under contract at the present
time will cost approximately $13,836,-
000. Ohio, one of the leading states
engaged in new highway construction
last year contracted for 714 miles at
the cost of $21,152,315.
. Recent tests conducted by A. B. Cut-
ter, city engineer of Everett, Wash.,
have determined that concrete and as-
phalt roads are most beneficial be-
cause of the fact that they have less
effect on car depreciation, gasoline
consumption and tire wear. The
saving in wear and tear on tires and
automobile parts is believed by Mr:
Cutter to be fully as great as that in
the consumption of gasoline.
Saving on Nachine
"Add to this," says Mr. Cutter, "the
savings in road maintenance cost,-
to say nothing' df wear and tear on
nerves of road users--and we have an
object lesson in the economy of high
type roads and 'of keeping roads In
good repair for econoic use."
H'.ghway engineers in charge of
construction in sections of the coun-
try traversed by the Lincoln Highway
are paving many new stretches of the
great thoroughfare, particularly in
the section which crosses New Jersey
and over which tourist traffic passes,
into New York city.
Nine Brothers In
Michigan Secure
Baseball Pennant

Coleman, Mich., Nov. 17-(A.P.)--
To write the lineup of the Coleman
baseball teamall a scorer is required
to do is to put down "Menther" at the
top of the column and then jot down
eight "ditto" marks beneath.
The Coleman. team is all Menther-
nine brothers-each a six footer, and
there are three others who can pinch
hit if needed. Fred Menther, 79 years
old, is the father of this baseball team
that won its second consecutive 'dis-
trict league pennant this year. "Pa"
Menther keeps his weather eye on the
management of the club, although an-
other son is in active charge. Mr.
Menther did not miss ;i game during
the past season, being on hand to see
his boys capture 12 ,and lose three
games played in the league that is
f made up of clubs from Clare, Beaver-
ton, Gladwin, Rosebush, Farewell and
The age range of the brothers is 19
to 36 years. August Menther, the old-
est player, is rightflelder; Henry, the
"baby," who is 19, plays second base
and pitches when his brother Joseph,
pitcher and captain, needs relief on
the mound.
The Coleman team roster is: Jason
Menther, If.; Joseph, p.; Edward, c.;
William, ss.; Fred, 3b.; Floyd, 1b.;
Otto, cf.; Henry 2b. and p.; August,
rf.; and Frank, manager.
No Newspapers
Without Imports
"Without imports there could be no
newspapers," says H. C. Lewis of the
National Trade Council. "This news-
paper you are now reading is intric-
ately connected with foreign trade. Its
news coming either by radio, cable,
telephone, or land telegraph, arrives
by virtue of imported materials such
as silk, rubber, mica, tin, nickel, and
Its paper is made of wood pulp, im-

- - - --- - - ----


an i

rs. Molly Price Discusses
Opera And English C'omposition
answer to a question put her by with a clover English cast took the
nquiring Daily reporter concern- country by storm last year and the:
her pet interest, Mrs. Molly Price year previous.
k, who is advisor for the $1,000,000 Americans Discredit Language
paign of the University of Michi- "I have heard perfectly good Amer-
Women's League building, gave icans discredit their own language in'
following reply: music," continued Mrs. Cook. "When
mmediately previous to my work most of us Americans can speak only
the Alumnae Council, I was en- one language why force us to listen
d in promotingthe operas in Eng- to- languages that we cannot under- I
by American composers which stand? I am informed that the Eng-
given at the Chicago Playhouse lish language is the richest of all lan-,
season and, outside of my regular guages, capable of expressing more!
this is my pet hobby. I would shades of meaning than any other,
to see our great American com- due to its being enriched by so manye

recive my s
sIne and tih
gan cleaned
"Tall Corn"
her the Big
F, -,,-


carried out due to the lack of funds.

A reide1
"The French Doll," with Mae Mar-
ray, opens a four-day run at the Ar-
cade Theatre today. In the picture,
Miss Murray portrays a fiery little
French girl of many love affairs, who
helps her parents sell antiques of
modern rmanufacture. The family
comes to America, to New York, where
they move in high social tircleF,, while
the beautiful Georgine is 'the magnet

-- -Today In The Churches---

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posers receive what is their due."
Mrs. Cook explained that in the hi-

other tongues. The only way we canI
know foreign literature is through

First Methodist
Reverend Arthur W. Stalker of the
First Methodist church has chosen
"The Narrowness of Jesus" as the

held at which Rev. W. Scott Wester-
man will address the congregation on
"The Gate Called Beautiful."
"The Creed of a Liberal" will be

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