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Opposes Conferences with Europe to
Discover American
Chicago, 111., Nov. 27-(By A..)-
Senator Hiram W. Johnson of Califor-
nia, in 'his first public address since
he announced his candidacy for the
Republican presidenfal 'nomination,
sharply criticized the administration's
foreign policy and advocated the na-
tional bonus and a definite reduction
in taxes.
Attacks Administration
He also advocated a constitutional
amendment that would make child
labor laws and women's minimum
wage laws legal; suggested remedies
for farmers' troubles and then
launched into an attack of the ad-i
ministration's policy toward the Eur-
opean sitdation {and particularly
America's joining the reparations
conferences. "I do not protest against
an American policy toward Europe,"
said Senator Johnson, "I protest
against an American policy which
does not know what it is and which
seeks to discover itself, or to hide it-
self by first going into a conference,
with Europe.
"It is humiliating that we cannot
speak our minds save with the con-
sent of other nations, or in conjunc-
tion with them. If an administrationT
does not like an existing situation
abroad why not say so? Our position
in the world is such, our financial and'

"The Book Of Job" Reveals
Art Of Portmanteau Players
By Robert Henderson eloquence of Mr. Sommes and Mrs.
More than anything else, "The Lowry. the gorgeous lighting and all
Book of Job" represents the perfect the rest, yet it was beyond me. Frank-
theater, the theater of ideas. Simi ly, I had not the slightest idea what
lar, let us say, to "Rosmersholm", it it was all about. Job was in terrible
substitutes material for physical con- agony-there was no question of that
fiict, and in keeping with this ideal a -and bitterly opposed to his coun-
more fitting production than Stuart sellors, but what was his and their
Walker's last night could not be de- relation to the God about which there
sired. was so much talk was completely lost
There was dignity and simplicity in to me.
the acting, atmosphere, perhaps fan- The opinion, of course, is entirely
tasy, in the setting, and above all a personal. and one fervently hopes, ex-
liberal use of darkness. Stuart Walk- ceptional. The faul, in 'short, is
er, in my brief experience, has been I definitely individual, for there can be
the first to realize tile advantage of no question that such drama is the
this dimness to color relief, but as truer and greater.
with every virtue, abuse was heapedj
upon him for the innovation: "We TWO DUNSANY PLAYS
can't see the stage!" ran the, wail. Stuart Walker's Portmanteau play-
Combined with this lack of light was ers gave a most novel and artistic
an admirable handling of the var- presentation of four short plays at
sous electrical effects; combined with their matinee performance yesterday
this was a further use of steps and afternoon. Two plays by Lord Dun-
their different level; combined with ' rarn The Murdrers" and "The

Kelly, Hornberger, King, Also Speak;
Basketball Teams Chosen In
Group Meetings
Gathering last night in the assem-
bly hall of the Union more than 800
first year men held the first annual
smoker of the freshman class under
the auspices of the Freshman Activ-]
ities committee. The purpose of the

Berlin Police Anxious Because of
Threats, But Large Crowd
Berlin, Nov. 27.--(By A. P.)-Ger-
many was still without a chancellor
or an effective government at a late
hour tonight and the five bourgeois
parties, which were supposed to con-
stitute a new coalition bloc were far
from an accord which would give
them a united front in the Reichs-
Groom Fornmer Premier
Adam Stegerwald, tormer premier
of Prussia and centrist leader is now
being groomed for the chancellorship,
Dr. Heinrich S. Albert having aban-
doned his efforts to form a ministry
because of inability to find support int
the Reichstag. Stegerwald, however,
has not yet been accepted by all the
parties slated for the new coalition.
The German naticialists have com-
plicated the negotiations by demand-
ing that they be included in the
Prussian coalition government, which
at the present time is composed of so-
cialists. the people's party, democrats
and clericals.
Since the dissolution of the feud-
al Prussian House of Lords which
was a citadel of Prussian aristocracy
and royalty, the reactionaries have
not been represented in Prussian
cabinets. They now are seeking re-
habilitation thereby making partici-
pation in the new government contin-
gent Qn similar representation in
P russia.
Communist Demonstration Fails.
T2-~14- X-- 17 n - f A 'D -A rm

this was what appeared to be a fault-
less reading of. the poetry; and fin-j
ally, as I have said, there was the
play itself, the drama of Ideas.
But on the other hand, I must be1
honest. No one has more stoutly
supported this larger conception of7
drama than I, yet when confronted
with the fact It must be admitted that+
I was completely lost; worse still, I
was even bored! "Picture, if you will,
the humiliation and tragedy of thei
scene: I thoroughly admired the beau-
tiful stage tableaus, the exceptional
Miller, Tracy, Roesser, Billington
Named; Martin, Collinson in Tie
for Laist Place

potential power so great that our ut- NEW ELECTION TO SELECT'
terances would be of supreme import- FIFTH MAN MAY BE CALLED
ance. Throw it into conferences
where there are no morals; there it C
is In a helpless minority and it is Committeemen from the literary
lost." col'ege'for-theJHop'1Were chosen
Must Reduce Taxes yesterday at a meeting of the fun-
In taking up the bonus and taxa- for literary class, resulting in the
tion question, Senator Johnson said, Ielection of four nen and a tie vote
"The respohsible heads of the dom in the choosing of the fifth. Those
ant political party have for some years i
pledged themselves and their party selected were: J. K. Miller, Jr., J.
to the soldiers' adjusted compensa- H. Tracy, W. D. Roesser, and R..A.
tion act. You may say it is unwise., Billington. In the balloting D. M.
It is emotionally and morally impell-!iMartin and J. Collison received the
Ing and long ago it was decreed by1
those in command of the government same number of votes for the fifth
to be just. It constitutes now in real- committeeman.
ity a promise, a solemn pledge and "The eligibility of these men will,
we must keep faith. The passage ofota d
the act, you may assert to be finan- of course, have to be ascertained
cially bad but our pretexts and delays, through the office of the Dean of stu-
our shiftings and evasions are mor- l dents," said John Kelly, '24L, presi-
ally worse. But we can still reduce dent of the Student council last night,
taxes and we will, I hope, reduce "and if any of these men are found
them." ,ineligible, and especially if one is
Senator Johnson then read figures' disqualified on that account, the ques-
computed by the Treasury depart- tion of the tie vote will be easily set-
ment and the American Legion and tled, allowing the other five to hold
said: the committee positions". Kelly point-
"If the computations be correct we ed out that in case those selected are
may do our duty to the soldiers to: all eligible, that a new election for
whom we were so grateful while they the selection of the fifth man would
fought and of whom some are forget- be necessitated. I
ful now, and still reduce taxation." More than 20 men were nominated
for the committee positions and in the
ballotting the five receiving the high-
.. flF est votes were chosen. It was an-
UU CLUBAnounced at the meeting that the jun-
ior literary class will have a smoker
NFAY A[E PUBLICIT Yin the near future, the exact date not
having been set as yet, although De-
cemb er 11 has been selected as a ten-
Informal discussion of various cur- iebe s
rent campus problems featured the
meeting of the Students Press club
which was held at the Green Tree' IUF
Inn last night. The talk of John A.

Gods of the Mountains," and two cur- meeting was to bring about a closer
tain interludes, "The Very Naked organization of the freshman class
Boy" and "The Medicine Show", by and was the first of a number of sim-
Stuart Walker, were offered. ilar affairs that have been planned.
Nothing; except perhaps Mr. Nel- Prof. Ferdinand N. Menefee of the
son's productions, here on the cam- engineering college, the principle
pus, in any way approaches the art speaker of the meeting, urged the
theater achievements of Stuart Walk- freshmen to assume certain respons-
er's company. The sets are undetailed ibilities immediately. "The success-!
and consequently leave more room for I ful person is one who accepts res-
excellence in the larger things, and ponsibility in his early days," he said.
for the imaginative perception of the "Have a plan and follow. it."
audience. The color of sets, lights Kelly, '2L, Addresses Gathering
(Continued from Page Two) "Mix in your class and get to know
the men in it," the speaker contin-'
ued, urging the first year men to ac-
quaint themselves with their class-f
C A. Omates. "It is just as important to#
study your fellow men as it is to'
study for your classes. And it is not
Tr necessary to travel to gain that
knowledge. The whole world is right
here on the campus," he concluded,
Gathering to Hear Campus Leaders referring to the foreign students at-
in "Michigan Night" tending the University.
Addresses In a short address, John Kelly, '24L,
complimented the freshmen upon:
STILL LACK PLACES FOR their success in the fall games and,
FOUR HUNDRED VISITORS then urged them not to let their spir-'
- it carry them away. "Be good win-
Final reports of the 20 committees ners," he said.
at work'on the Midhigan State Older Choose Uasketball Teamns
Boys' conference, to be held in Ann Thomas King, '27E, president of the
Arbor Friday, Saturday and Sunday freshamn engineering class and The-
of this week under the auspices of odore Hornberger, '27, president of
the S. C. A., were given last night the freshman literary class also urg-
at a meeting of the committee at the ed that the class keep the right spir-1
central Y. M. C. A. ' it throughout the year. The desire
Campus Leaders to Speak was expressed that all possible sup-
Saturday night of the conference port be given the Student council and
is to be set aside as "Michigan Night", s that there be no mob action with its
and all students as well as regular resultant publicity.
delegates are to be permitted to at- Following the big general meeting,
tend. The committee in charge is the various freshman groups met in
being headed by Hugh K. Duffield, '24, their various assembly rooms. At
with Harry D. Hoey, '24, and Ken- these meetings basketball teamsI
neth Kellar, '26, as assistants. Five were chosen to compete in the bas-
addresses will be made by students ketball tournament which has beenI
prominent in campus activities. H. arranged by the committee to takeI
A. Donahue, '24, managing editor of place after the holidays. Intramur-!
The. Daily, will discuss the campus' al medals will be given to the mem-
newspaper. John W. Kelly, '24L, hers of the winning teams and 1927
president of the Student council, Her- numerals will be awarded the man-
bert Steger, '25, captain elect of the ager of the winning team.
11924 football team, Harry C. Clark,,

Opera Seats Sell
Fast In New ork
Most of the lower floor seats and
box seats in the Metropolitan Opera
house in New York have been sold out
for the performance of the Union
opera "Cotton Stockings" Tuesday,
Dec. 18, according to a telegram re-
ceived by Homer Heath, general man-
ager of the Union, from the Metro-
politan box office late yesterday after-
The New York seat sale is unpre-
cedented in Union opera history. It
is still three weeks before the opera
goes to New York, and the advance
sale there has never been equalled
in any of the other fourteen cities in
which the opera plays, although good
seats may be obtained there. Enthu-
siasm among Michigan alumni in New
York as well as many Broadway the-
ater goers is at a high pitch wait-
ing for the "girls" and comedians of
the eighteenth annual to come to
Yost and Aigler Will Leave Tomorrow
To Attend Annual Gathering
At Chicago
Fielding H. Yost, director of inter-
collegiate athletics, and Prof. Ralph
W. Aigler, of the Law school, chair-'
man of the Board in Control of the
Athletics, will leave tomorrow for
Chicago to attend the annual meet-.
ing of Big Ten officials at which the
Conference sport schedules for next
year will be arranged. George Lit-
tle, football coach, Steve Farrell,
track coach, Edward Mather, basket-
ball coach, Ray L. Fisher, baseball
coach, and Barker, wrestling coach,
will follow on Friday.
The Auditorium hotel will be the
headquarters for the Conference ath-
letic executives during the two day
session, Nov.30 and Dec. 1. The
first gathering will be held at the
University clubyin Chica and will
consist of a banquet and meeting of
the directors and faculty representa-
On Saturday the schedules for 1924
will be arranged at meetings of the
coaches in the following sports:
football, baseball, track, tennis, swim-
ming, wrestling, and hockey. The.
basketball schedule is already com-
plete except for the dates, which will
be set at this time.
According to Coach Yost four .of
Michigan's games for next year are
already known. Contests played with
Ohio State, Iowa, Wisconsin, and
Minnesota this year were arranged
under two year contracts. Next year's
games will complete the contracts
with each of these schools.
Whether Michigan will add any oth-
er Conference schools to its custom-
ary four game schedules will, be de-
cided at this meeting Saturday. The
dates for these games, which have
not yet been specified, will also be
decided upon at this time.
Political Rioting
Quelled By Margot

Minnesotan Asserts World is Becom-
ing Suspicions of Parliament-
ary Government
New York, Nov. 27-(By AP.)-
Two new Senators from northwest-
ern states delivered addresses tonight
in New York. One, Henrik Shipstead,
farmer labor, Minnesota, attacked the
nodern "industrial king" as a war-
making despot, while the other, Bur-
ton Wheeler, democrat, Montana, as-
serted that the channels of publicity
in America have .been commercial-
ized. Both spoke at a dinner given.
In honor of Oswald Garrison Villard,
editor of The Nation.
Senator Shipstead said there is
growing suspicion of parliamentary
governments all over the world.
Industrial Monarchs Flayed
"Parliamentary governments came
to life and power, succeeding military
and political despotism," he said, "be-
cause these had dispossessed the pro-
ducers of wealth and rewarded the
destroyers of wealth. After des-
troying the old fashioned political and
military despots, we have substituted
for these a new despot, the indus-
trial king. This new king is a war-
maker, sacrificing the producer and
builder in order to reward the des-
troyer. He will use parliamentary
governments as his instrument if he
finds them pliant tools, but will dis-
card them for dictatorships if nec-
essary to accomplish his purpose."
Senator Wheeler told his audience
that in both the United States and in
Europe public opinion is largely "a
manufactured article-the output of
propoganda factories'.",
Asserting that the day of the great
personal editors-the Greeleys, the
Danas, the Storys, and the Watter-
sons-is -gone, Senator Wheeler de-
clared. that. with a few notable ex-
ceptions, the magazines land newspa-
pers are "either owned outright by
the great .industrial and financial in-
terests or controlled through the ad-
( vertising patronage."
Public Controls Remedy
Senator Wheeler declared the rem-
edy for what he described as the evils
that have befallen the press, lies with
the public itself.
"As long as the public expects to
get a daily paper for two cents or for
five cents," he continued, "there will
be no improvement in the character
of the press. The public will get just
what the interest that puts up the
money wants to give; nothing else.
If the public wants a newspaper or
magazine to give it the truth, it must
pay for it."


Berlin, NOV. 27.-(By A, P.-A Conl~{
munist demonstration, which was
staged this afternoon iri front-of the
old Imperial palace, and which was
nmore in the nature of a hunger riot,
than anything else, fizzled soon after
7 o'clock this evening. The auth-
orities had been extremely anxious
because of the threats of the com-
munists, and when a crowd of sev-
eral thousand, mostly unemployed,
had assembled in the Lusttgarten, an
imposing array of police was at hand
to quell disturbances.
The crowd sang communist songs
but the police were not called upon
to do more than fire some shots in the
air; whereupon the manifestants dis-
persed, all the more quickly as the
first snows had fallen in Berlin today
and turned the streets into quag-
An attempt to erect a barricade in
the Breitzstrasse behind the Palace
was frustrated by the police. Several
assembliesinthe suburbs were also
easily dispersed by charges, the po-


'24 pesdet f heS.C.A.an Td Ice using their clubs, a number be-
'24, president of the S. C. A. and Tad Dodos To Present injured and 77 of them placed un-
Weiman, coach, will each tell about , der arreLt
University activities in his particular Comedy Tomorrow der arrest.
sphere. The Glee club, with George
Oscar Bowen conducting, will furnish ldfLdnHnTOnd rTThn nd r
the music for the occasion. The meet- Dodos have announced their next
ing will commence at 7:30 o'clock. performance for 8 o'clock tomorrow nn
Other reports of committee chair- night in Pattengill auditorium, AnnArbor high school. The play will be
amount of work has been accom-; the three-act comedy, "The Bountiful
plished, Accommodations for almost Lady" which has won praise in most
400 boys are still lacking, however, of the large cities of the country. The Thomas J. Lynch, 25L, president
but there are hopes of remedying the presentation is being given for the of the Union, will leave today to at-'
situation before the influx starts Fri- benefit of the Family Welfare bureau tend the fourteenth annual conven-
day morning. George Haggerty, 25, of Ann Arbor, and is being directed tion of the Association of College and,
succeeded in placing more than 300. by A. D. Conkey, of the rhetoric de- University Unions at the University
boys in fraternity houses. partment. ' of Minnesota. The convention will
Plan Registration RBothThe cast of the production is as be held Friday and Saturday.
ilo ihangtr24Ehair fthefollows: Mrs. Lowell J. Carr, G. Dav- Problems relating to the manage-
registration.committee, is to operate is Sellards, H. L. Fenfeman, Mrs. Har-! ment of all college unions in the
agisthain Hillaumitr, stwphritch:old P. Scott, Prof. E. S. Everett of, country will be discussed at the meet-
ach delegae ill bediven, an enveI the rhetoric department, Lisle Rose, ing. Difficulties experienced by the
each delegate will be given an envel- '25, Charlotte Harrison, '25, Helen unions will be presented and meth-
will nedand wa nfrencerorat. hMasters, grad, Marshall Spencer, '25L,I ods of solving them proposed by the
will need, and a conference program. an lzbthSih 2 delegates.
This committee will also give out the and Elizabeth Smith, '24 All of the colleges and universities
conference badges, and will handle all The members of the club did not , l ftecleesaduieste
assignment of rooms to the delegates. begin practice on the play until com- in the United States and Canada"
This must all be done by Friday paratively recently and have there- which have college unions will be
night. Ifore been working assiduously. Tick- represented at the meeting. It is the
cratd b Gets are now on sale, children 20 cents, fourth convention of its kind held
crated by George Douglas, '26, and adults 40c, at Wahr's State street the first having been held here in
erated by George Douglas, 26, and bookstore, Calkins-Fletcher's drug- 1920. The second meeting was at
Lucian Lane, '26L, is to be in charge store on State, the Quarry drug store, Harvard while tWe delegates gath-
of the music. i Muehlig & Schmidt's downtown store ered at the University of Toronto last

Bacon, '26L, stimulated considerable'
comment by the members on the lack
of intellect apparent on the campus,
the value of a publicity director for
the University, and whether the tra-
ditions in vogue were really tradi-
tions or mere customs.
Publicity unfavorable to the Uni-
versity and characterized as "con-
taining only a grain of truth," was
also brought to light. Several arti-
cles which have appeared quite re-
cently in Detroit papers illustrated
this deliberate misuse of facts.
December 11 was announced as the
date of the next meeting, which will
be addressed by A. L. Miller, of Bat-
tle Creek and president of the Press
Club of Michigau.
Students Warned
Against Smallpox
The first local case of small pox
this year has been reported in the

Barre Hill of the School of Music
will be the soloist at the Thanksgiv-
ing day services to be held at 10
o'clock tomorrow morning in Hill
auditorium under the auspices of the
S. C. A. university services. Earl V.
Moore, director of the School of
Music, will play the organ and
George Oscar Bowen will direct the
singing of the audience.
The principal speaker of the occa-1


Glasgow, Nov. 27-(By A.P.)-Mar-
got Asquith, wife of the former Pre-
mier, known as the stormiest petrel l
of English autobiography, Wvas the
dove of peace at a riotous political
meeting here last night.
When Mrs. Asquith's brother, H.
J. Tennant, Liberal candidate for the ,
Central Division, Glasgow, started to
address the meeting at the city hall, he,
was subjected to noisy interruptions
which rapidly worked into , general
rowdyism, until the meeting was in
an uproar. In the midst of the tur-
moil Mrs. Asquith mounted the plat-
form to her brother's side and an-
nounced, in stentorian tones:
"This gentleman is my brother. You
have a perfect right to come here but
no right to do what you are doing
now. Those who don't want to listen
can go."
Some of the hecklers went, but
most of the audience remained to hear
the candidate continue his speech
while his sister kept a watchful eye
on the crowd.
Philippines Seek
Jones Law Change,
Manila, Nov. 27.-(By A. P.)-The
republican central committee of the
Philippines tonight adopted resolu-
tions asking Congress to take action
by resolution providing that the pre-
amble to the Jones law (the organic

New York, Nov. 27.--(By A. P.)--
The theory that a. race of supermen
can be developed by the transmis-
sion from generation to generation
through heredity of improved mental
and physical characteristics acquired
during the lifetime of each generation
today was defended by Dr. Paul Kam-
merer, biologist of the University of
Vienna, who arrived on the Resolute.
The scientist claimed in support of
his theory, that he had succeeded in
teaching the offsprings of land frogs
to swim, developed eyes in blind
newts, and pre-determined the color
of salamanders.
He told a group of distinguished
scientists who met him at the pier
and who have arranged an American
tour for him, that he had found tan-
gible proof in animal experimentE
that characteristics acquired during
~the lifetime, of an animal can be
transmitted by heredity to its young
To illustrate his theory, Dr. Kam-
merer declared that prohibition of al-
coholic beverages in the United States
if it would prevent the present or a
future generation in this country
from indulging its taste for such bev
erages would produce a succeeding
generation which would have no taste
for the beverages.

sion will be Dr. Charles W. Gilkey, Iand Muehlig's drygoods store.
pastor of theHyderPark Baptist Council Extends i
church of Chicago. for, the past 10 ;E ZtG ZB
years. Dr. Gilkey is an intimate uStden
friend of President Marion L. Burton, __ O At CTts eng
and when President Burton was pres- Aug
ident of Minnesota, Gilkey was secur- Rome, Nov. 27-(By A..)-At a
ed to speak at several occasions by cabinet council meeting today it was William E. Parnall, '24, was struck
him. Gilkey has studied abroad ex- unanimously decided that the full by an unidentified vehicle and knock-
tensively and ranks high in his pro- powers of government now exercised ed unconscious as he was crossing the
; fession. The Thanksgiving day ser- by Premier Mussolini should be ex- street at the corner of North Univer-
vices are being arranged by the S. tended. The ministry also approved ; sity and Ingalls streets at 5:10 o'clock

Conference Lacks Accommodations.
Fifteen hundred have been invited
to attend the Older Boys' conference
being held this week-end under the
auspices of the S C. A., and, in spite
of the earnest efforts of the commit-
teemen,, accommodations for only
about 1200 have been secured. Thus,
it is stated, accommodations for 300
more will be needed if the big gath-

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