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yOL. XXXIV. No. 68.





Insurgents Interested In Repai 0f
Transportation Act or
Drastic Revisoln
Washington, Dec. 11-(By A.P.)-
Three more ballots in the Senate on
the election of a chairman of the in-
terstate commerce committee brought
no sign of an immediate break in the
deadlock created yesterday when five
Republican Insurgents and two Farm-
er-Labor Senators cast their ballots
for Senator LaFollette of Wisconsin,
leader of the insurgents' group.
Insurgents Support La Iollette'
Some of the insurgents said their
group would stand pat and would not
enter into any agreement under which'
Senator A. B. Cummins republican,
Iowa would be delivered of the ofice
of president pro-tem of the Senate,
but returned'as chairman of the com-
mittee emphasizing that they had no
objection to Mr. Cummins remaining
as president pro-tem. The insurgents
declared that they were interested
wholly in drastic revision, if not re-
peal of the Transportation Act, and
they desired to 0ee at the head of the
committee which handles railroad
legislation a Senator in sympathy
with thelr views. In the voting toa
day the- lineup was practically the
same as that of yesterday with the
Democrats solidly supporting Senator
Smith of South Carolina for the com-
mittee chairmanship and Senator
Brookhart, Iowa; Frazier and .Ladd
North Dakota; Norris and Howell.
Nebraska, Republicans and Johnson
and Shipstead, Minnesota. Fatmenr-
Labor; voting for LaFollette. Cur-
mins received 41 votes on the first and
second ballots today-three short of
the necessary number while on the
third ballot he was four short with
39. Smith received 39 votes on each
Coinilttee Unorganized
While the fight goes, on in the Sen.-
ate, the interstate Commerce comr-
mittee, in.the opinion of Senator Lod-
ge of Massachusetts, and other Rep,-
ublican leaders, is unorganized and
consequently unable-to function. The'
House continued in recss today
while finishing touches were put: on I
the assignments of Republicans and
Democrats to various standing cor-
mittees. Democrats of the House will
hold a caucus tomorrow to pass on
the committee slates prepared by
their members of the ways and means
The Republican committee on com-
mittees has about completed its task
of making assignments and is ex-
pected tomorrow to name the Repub-
lican steering committee and Repub-
lican members of the important rules
committee. If this work is completed
a Republican conference will be held
Thursday, after adjournment of the
House which will meet then for the
firststime since yesterday to ratify
the selection, preliminary to their
submisison with the Demoeratic as-
signments, to the House for approval.
Los Angeles, jCal., Dec. 11-(By. A.
P.)-William Pinkerton, world-famous
detective, died 'here this morning at
Hotel Biltmore.

Several Bright Spots Relieve-
Dullness Of December Chimes

Bright spots, that is the December
Chimes. Bright spots, some half a
dozen of them,. rising above an un-
wieldy mass of ordinary-run mater-
A red-headed opera beauty stepping
haughtily from a shiny limousine,
three stage-dooraJohnnies inshiny
toppers, a stage door, the title, "Three
Wise Men Following a Star" all
against the blue of a night sky, con-
stitutes bright spot number one. Jack
Clarke, '24 is the cover artist and his
work contributes much towards what-
ever this month's Chimes may achi-
But turning from the -cover we face
a sad situation. Inconsistency, is
thy name to be Chimes? "Broaden
the Scope of the S. C. A." reads one
of the Chimes enterprises at the head
of the editorial page and on the next
page we find "Bury the S. C. A." a
communication calling for the abol-
ition of the association. Apparentiy
Chimes cannot consistently have both
her enterprises and free expression
of campus opinion. One must go.
Let the voice of the student body de-
termine which!
Bright spot. the second soon inter-
venes to soften the shock of the dis-
covery of Chimes' wandering from the
straight and narrow path set by her
enterprises. A faculty man writing
on "Sport and the Play Spirit" sug-
gests a remedy for the evil of pro-
fessionalism. One sentence in this
article carries the whole gist of his

argument: "The American student is
too intense; he no sooner gets hold
of an enjoyable, experience than he
goes to work and organizes all the
fun out of it."
Poe may look to his crown as king
of tellers of gruesome ' tales. 'The
Murders in the Rue Morgue" has noth-
ing on "The Dead Replica" from the
pen of E. Elmer Ettinger. A dark
bright spot it is indeeed but a bright
spot none the less._
And now Chimes, or rather gome
member of its staff takes it upon-him-
self to criticize severely ,some well-
known and highly respected member
of the faculty. It is the consensus of
opinion among the students that such
critcism is rang impertinence, in-
deed. By what right does Chimes al-
low a student to take it upon him-
self, through the medium of a stu-
dent publication, to criticize mem-
bers of the faculty in such a menner?
Sane campus opinion? Not at all!
Chimes editors this month had
enough material for one good mag-
azine and used it. 'Then they threW
in enough extra material for .another
magazine, but a second-rate one.
This is the chief criticism of this
month's Chimes, a good Chimes but
with its luster somewhat dimmed by
a mass of unnecessary material. There
are other bright spots in the maga-
zine than these mentioned, spots wor-
thy of Chimes, but there were too
many that were not.


Coalitions in England are Dead,
Verdict of Numerous Party


College Formerly Coached by Little Constitutionality of Proposed Act Rp.
First on Next Year's ferred to Attorney-General
Card for Opinion :
Miami University, Oxford, 0., will Lansing, Dec. 11-(By AP.)-The
be the eighth team on the Wolverine lower branch of the legislature dis-
football schedule next fall playing the played its exp4cted opposition and
Varsity at Ferry field, Oct. 4. This turned down the Thomas apportion-
game will be the first held between ment bill prop6sing twenty-one in-
the two schools in any kind of ath- stead of fourteen representatives for,
letic competition. The final arrange- Wayne this afternoon. The vote was
ments for the contest were made yes-
terday by Fielding H. Yost, director 32 to 64. The upstate group, which
of intercollegiate athletics, and ath- is solidly alligned against the measure.
letic officials at Miami. rolled up 13 more than a majority of.
Michigan now has its 1924 schedule the House membership against its.
of games complete. With six Confer- passage.
ence. games, five of which come on The final disposition of the mea-
successive Saturdays, next year's sea- sure has not been made. On motion
son presents a formidable appearance of Rep. Charles %Culver, of Ietroit, the
to the Maize and Blue team. The House reconsidered the vote btr which
schedule is as follows: the bill was defeated. Then it accept-
Oct. 4--Miami University at Ann Ar- ed the suggestion of Rep. Harry Wood-
bor. ruff, of Wayne, that a recess be taken'
Oct. 11-M.A.C. at Ann Arbor. until 7:30 tonight when an opinion
Oct. 18-Illinois at Urbana. from the Attorney-general as to the
Oct. 25-Wisconsin at Ann Arbor. measure's constitutionality was to be
Nov. 1-Minnesota at Minneapolis. read to the House. Afer hearing the
Nov. 8-Northwestern at Ann Arbor. Attorney-general's opinion, another
Nov. 15-Ohio State at !Columbus. vote will probably be taken.
Nov. 22-Iowa at Ann Arbor. Several members asserted they vot-
The substitution of the Miami game ed against the bill because they. be-
for. the Case game next fall marks lieved it to be unconstitutional. Rep.
the breaking of football relations held Woodruff's motion to take a recess
with that school for 29 years. With to give the Attorney-General time to
the exception of the years '95-'98, file an opinion, prevailed. Final vote
Case hassent a team to Ann Arbor will probably come tonight. If the
every fall since 1894. The games measure is again defeated Wayne and
have usually been first on the sched- upstate members alike admit that
ule. In 27 encounters Michigan has there is little prospect of enacting a
won 26, the Engineers having tied the constitutional apportionment law.
Varsity in 1910 with a 3-3 score. The Senate bill providing for seven
Miami university is reputed to be instead of five senators for Wayne is
one of the strongest in the Ohio con- still in committee.
ference. Coach George Little was
football coach there for five years and Lansing, Dec. 12-(By A.P.)-The
athletic director for two years before House tonight defeated the reappor-f
coming to Michigan. Under his tu- tionment bill by a vote of 89 to 3.;
telage the Oxford eleven developed This action was taken upon reconsid-
into one of the strongest and fastest eration of the measure once defeated
teams in Ohio. this afternoon iand then brought be-'
.- fore the House again tonight after At-
torney-general Andrew B. Dougher-
Ui 1K ty had been asked' for a written-opin-
IWIfl iIULII ion asrto the constitutionality of the
AT JUNIOR LIT SMOK U maur.______

London, Dec. 12-.(By A.P.)-Staney1
Baldwin's cabinet today in consider-
ing its position resulting from the
loss of the Conservative Parliamen-
tary majority throogh last week's
elections, and of the courses open to
it, decided upon the postponement of
its termination. A brief official state-
ment given to the press representa-
tives tonight at the Premier's official
residence in Downing street which
tells the story tersely.,
Duty to Meet Parliament
"After careful consideration of the
constllutional Preceddats and tjheir
bearing upon the situation which has1
arisen as a result of the .general elec-
tions, the cabinet decided unanimous-
ly this morning that it was their con-
stitutional duty to meet the Parlia-
ment at the earliest possible moment.
The Parliament, therefore, will re-
assemble, Jan. 8.
The position now is that the Conser-
vatives may be dismissed from of-
flee soon after the newly-elected
House of Commons meets on January
8 and the House has been organized
and gets down to business. This
will depend almost entirely on the
goodwill or hostility of the Labor and
L4iberal parties.
This is the prospect the cabinet now
faces. Former Premier Herbert As-
quith:, who is the leader of the re-
united Liberal party and for ;the time
being holds his leadership beyond. dis-
pute because the Asquith wing of the
Liberal-party was far more success-'
ful in the election than Lloyd George's.
special followers-spent a half hour
in conferenoe -with Prenier Baldwin.
Akf~aM ConcIliaery
It is believed 'Mr. Asquith's mission=
to Downing street was to' tender on:
behalf of the .Liberals a sympathetic
policy toward the Conservative govern-
anent but, of course, upon conditions.
The support" certainlywill go so far!
as to assist the Conservatives in pass-
ing the appropriation bills to carry
on the government, which is the most
necessary work before the Parliament.
Whether they will go further is a
There is belief that, because of the
country's dislike for another general
election in the near future, one or
both of the opposing parties may co-
operate with the Conservatives for as
long a time as two or three years if
this is possible; but ,there is, no, sup-
s port for the idea. of a coalition which
would mean a mixed cabinet of t'wo
parties. That coalitions are dead in
England, is the verdict of party lead-
ers who have given their views on the
present crisis.
Children .oday
t 4

Versatility Shown in Compositions for
Violin and Light Opera
Combining the old and new in a
variety of numbers, the program to be
offered by Efrem Zimbalist, the dis-
tinguished violinist, at the fourth
Choral Union concert at 8 o'clock to-
night in Hill auditorium, promises to
be light and interesting.
Leading critics maintain that in both
choice of programs 'and in playing,
as in all that he does, Zimbalist shows
a marked individuality. The breadth,
thoroughness and versatility of his
genius is evidenced in his accomplish-
ments, for' he is not only a violin vir-
tuoso, one of the most famous pro-
teges of Leopald Auer, but a, talented
pianist and a composer of note and
promise. Several serious pieces which
he composed for violin have become
standard, and in the lighter vein he
has shown equally striking invention
in the score of the highly successful
comic opera, "Honeydew", which
comes from his pen.
He will play the following program
at the concert tonight: Prelude, Bach;
Concerto: Allegro molto appassion-

ata, Andante, Allegro
Mendelssohn; Gavotte
Berceuse, Impromptu,
Cherry Ripe, Danse,
Carmen, Bizet-Sarasate.
Accompaniments will
Emanuel Bay.

Plays Tonight



molto vivace,
and Musette,
Tor Aulin;j
Cyril Scott;
be played by


Efrem Zimbnalist
The noted Russian violinist will give
the fourth number of the Choral Un-
ion concert series at 8 o'clock tonight
in Hill auditorium.
President Marion. L. Burton, in
speaking upon "The Newspaper I(
Like", before members of the Press
club last night in the Green Tree
Inn, explained his ideals for a news-f
"There are four points which makej
the newspaper I like," 'he declared.
"First, I like the newspaper with the
proper emphasis. This includes em-
phasis of accuracy. Every one has1
j probably read an article in' which
every word was the truth but in which
%the impression given through the
whole was wrong."Breadth of vision,
a sense of responsibility and dis-,
cretion in the use of news were .the
other points enumerated by the Pres-
During the business meeting which
took place immediately before the ad-
dress, a report was given by Johna'
McGinnis,.'24, chairman of the radio'
drama committee. Several members
are now engaged in writing manu--
scripts for the play which is to be,
presented over radio and the best one
of those submitted will be selected.
speakers ,that are scheduled for the
metingsof the club during the next
semester were also announced. These
include A. L. Miller, of the Battle
Creek Enterprise and News, A. H.

President Belleves Situation Well
der Control as Officials De.
clare for Him
Vera Cruz, Dec. 11-(By A.P.)-
garrison at. Tampico has joined
revolutionary movement againsi
government of President Alvaro (
gon, according to a' wireless meE
received here from Tampico.
General headquarters of the re
tionists announced the receipt of
wireless message this afternoon
the news is accurate the entire
coast of Mexico now is in the h
of the rebels.
The general advance against
ico City began this morning. Th
vance guard already has reache
m6n Plaza, on the interoceanic
way near Oriental, which is at
portant railway junction about
way between Vera Cruz and M
City. Shots were exchanged bet
the revolutionists and the Obi
forces during the advance. A s'
(garrison of the forces of Pres
Obregon is located at Oriental.
San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 11-(F
P.)-The states of Aguascaliente
Guanajato have revolted and
separate forces are now mare
on Maxico City from as many d
tions, according to a report rec
here today. The report is base
a wireless message sent by Ge
Estrada from Guadalajara to the
tion at Vera Cruz which in turn
relayed from there in a private
sage to San Antonio.
El Paso, Tex., Dec. 11-(By A
President Obregon has been gr
1 ful power to put down the re
tion and it is being "effectively
energetically handled," consul-ge
Enrique Ruiz, of Mexico, was ad
today .by the interior departme
Mexico City.
Officers from all parts of the r
lie are wiring their support to
ident Obregon, who considers th
nation well in hand, the teie
Toda Is Class

Additional tickets for this concert
will be on sale at the School of Mu-
sic today.
App licatnsFor,
J-Hop Out today,
Applications for tickets to the 1925
J-Hop' will: be 'given out from 2 to 5[
o'clock today in the' main lobby of.
the Union. The applications will al-
'so "be distributed tomorrow and Fri-
day. This will be the only time that
those wishing to obtain tickets for
the Hop may obtain applications..
It will be necessary to have the
applications returned by the first Mon-
day after the Christmas holidays.
They may be sent to William Kerr,t
'25E, chairman of the Hop ticket com-
mittee, at 604 S. State St.!
Work in anwering the applications
will begin as soon as they are in, in
order that they may be returned
promptly. The price of the Hop this
year has not been set but will prob-
ably be, announced. tomorrow.
Place Lights In
'Christmas Tree
Although there, will be few ystudents.





William Allan Pinkerton of Chica-
go, head of the Pinkerton National
Detective agency, was one of the first
American criminologists to advocate
(and practice humanitarian methodsl
in dealing with criminals. He has
been credited with reforming more
safe-blowers and bank robbers than
any other man in the country.
He was 77 years old when he died,
and the last 50 of them have been
spent in apprehending criminals,
chiefly bankrobbers. Yet he has al-
ways been _ready to offer a helping
hand, to any one who he knew sin-
cerely desired to reform.
Knowing criminals and their meth-
ods and weaknesses as perhaps nc
other man of his time has k own
them, Pinkerton never sympathized
with the theorist and sentimentalisi
who sought to reform desperate, hunt-
ed men by kind words. His fame
rested upon the ability with which he
wascapable of falling the dual func-
tions of the detective and the sociol-

Santa Claus will be played by the
entertainment committee of the Stu-
dent Christian association when re-
freshemnts, presents and yuletide en-
tertainment will be enjoyed by more
than 200 poor children at 3 o'clock
this afternoon in Lane hall. The
children will come from local homes
and hospitals.
It has been decided that in place
of a dinner the children will be serv-
ed refreshments and presented with a
box of candy each. The entertain-
ment will include plays, songs and
short humorous talks. A Christmas!
tree will also be erected and decor-
ated for the children.
The affair is being held with the
funds obtained in the financial drive
which was held "last Thursday. Rob-
ert Straub, '25, is chairman of the' en-
tertainment committee.


t. .

Coach Elton Wieman, '20, of the
Varisty football team, and Herbert
Steger, '25, captain-elect of the 1921
football team were the speakers at a'
smoker held by" members of' the 1925
literary class last night in the Un-
Steger spoke to the class on their
duties as junior students of the Uni-
versity and appealed to them to lend
their support to the football team next
year in any way they can in order to
make the season in which the class,
of 1925 are seniors, a success.
Coach Wieman reviewed the ath-
letic records that have been establish-
ed by Michigan and talked of the at-
tributes that go to make up an athlete
of the type that has helped make
41..- i......:. Mt. 0 _ yesee a -- -of

Whim sles, kanpus literary maga-
zine, will make its initial appearance
of the year, tomorrow morning. This
is the first of the five issues which!
will be published this year. Other E
issues are planned for February,
March, April, and May.
The Whimsies board has made sev-
eral changes in the policy of the mag-
azine in an effort to give the publi-
cation more campus interest. Halsey
Davidson, '25, has been chosen to head
the board this year. Dorothy Green-
Wald, '24, is in charge of this issue.
As usual, Whimsies will be sold in
the library and on the campus. The
nriee iso ne dlr or t, h e m p fi

in Ann Arbor during the Christmas,
season, the campus will not be devoid1
of Christmas spirit. As has been the
custom in past years, the building and1
grounds denartment is stringing mill-
ti-colored electric lights in the big
pine tree in front of the library. I
These lights will illuminate the di-
agonal walk in this' proximity every!
evening during the remainder of the
holiday season. There are 50 twenty-'
three watt tungsten bulbs,-yellow,
green, and red. The electricity is con-
veyed to the tree over a cable strung
through trees from University hall.
A few good seats for the second ex-
tra showing of the eighteenth annual
Union opera "Cotton Stockings" still
remnain and are, on. sale at the box
office of the Whitney theater. The ex-,
tra show will be ,given there tomorrow
The scheduling. of the extra per-'
formance of the opera followed an
unusual demand for seats for the six,
regular performances and the one ex-
tra performance previously arranged.I
Every seat in the house was sold, far
in advance of the, time of presentation.

Nimmq of the Detroit Saturday Night,
and C. F. Cushings, author. The club Dues Day For
also expresed the desire to hear the
managing editor of a Hearst paper. Glass treasurers in all collej
The nxet meeting will be held Tues- the University will collect thel
day Jan 8, in the Clements library. iective ss dues today athei
At this time the club members will cte class dues today at des
be guests of Prof. R. G. Adams, cus- ed booths on the campus. The
todian, and will be shown through the ar class dues for each stude
library. $1, while $3 is the ,tax for every
ber of the senior literary. class
'expenses of the' graduating cla
( greater due to the purchase of a
TIPPNS RKS O }memorial "to give' to the Univ(
'The, senior dues must be paidh
EASTERN ALMN The" committee in chargeste
no one can take part in any
T. Hawley Tapping, field secretary affair such as the Senior ball,
I SphoorePrm, or Freshman1
of the University Alumni association o unless hisdimes are paid. Today
was the guest and speaker at an or- j.time specified for this payment
ganization meeting of the Rochester The booths will be located
alumni held yesteiday in the Powers l lows: senior lits, from 8 to 4
hotel of that city. Clifford Stevenson, ;In University hall; Junior lits i
was elected president of that ebapter, ty 2 o'clock in University hall,
Dr. Harold II. Baker was elected vice- man lits in University hall;
spresident, and Dr. Fred-. Tinsman, man engineers will collect thei
secretary and treasurer.. at the next class assembly; all
In a brief address to the Michigan!engineering classes will pay at
graduates, Mr. Tapping sketched the ngedninc es i a
high lights of the university's football junioreds on the first floor o
season. He declared that Michigan nan hall. Freshman laws willr
is answering the criticism that the their dues in the main corridor
large colleges are making of football thw du es in the
a money-making spectacle by turning Law building. Dumes in thec
over the profits from its football sea- not, specified above will proba
son for the development of an ath- collected at booths in their res
letic plant, to be used by all of the college buildings.
students. Michigan alumni have giv-
en more to their university than the RATHOM. EDITOR,
alumni of any other tax-supported In-
stitution, he said. .SUCCUMBS IN E

"Razzberry" Sheet


Viola Dana had to go to Paris
"In Search of a Thrill." Not
everyone is looking for thrills,
but there are some things every-

Appears Tomorrow,
"The Michigan Mongrel" wl make
its first appearance on the campus to-
morrow morning. Though the pub-I
lishers would not divulge the nature
of the new publication, it is under-
stood that it will be in the nature of a
"razzberry" sheet, such as has been
published before at otherinstitutions,
but never at Michigan.
Students who wonder' what there is
tn "razz" on the campus are -romis-

Providence, R. 1 Dec. 11-J
Rathom, editor of the Pro,
Journal and Evening Bulleti
at. his home here today. He
his fifty-sixth year, and had b
itor and general manager of
papers for 12.years. In Augu
he underwent an operation
which he never regained his 1,
Mr. Rathom became nationa
Pus during the early stages
World War when he made si
exposes concerning Germansp
their activities in this country

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