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I St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 20.--When
Harry Thompson Brundidge, reporter
on the St. Louis Star, exposed the na-
tional ring dealing in fraudulent med-.



4 Canain 'Obsevatonry

and Royal Astronomical ical diplomas he achieved the crown-
Society ing feat of an adventurous journalis-
tic career and put himself promi-
PLAYER IMPORTANT PART nently in line for the Pulitzer prize
IN SCIENTIFIC SEARCHES for the most meritorious reportorial
accomplishment of the year.
Fifeen years ago, Brundidge, who
Dr. Otto Klotz, '72, director of the s nowt29, ean. his nwpaer ca-
is now 29, began.. his newspaper ca-
Dominiontobservatory and past presi- reer as an office by on the Kansas
dent of the Royal Astronomical .so-]ICity Post. eet1fCaaa-deIccnl a~i: had held this job for
~iety of Canada, died recently at~ hIs Ct ot ehdhl hsjbfr
a year when h e was summoned by
home in Ottawa, Canada, a victim of the editor, A. 13 Mc onald.
heart disease according to word re- "Brundidge, if you will buy a pair
ceived here. of long trousers,' I will make a re-
In the death of Dr. Klotz, Canada lporter of you," the then city editor
not only loses a distinguished scient- of the Post told him.
ist and public-spirited citizen, but the Then began reportorial adventures
University loses a prominent alumnus .that have taken him throughout the
and scholar. Dr. Klotz was a life United States and to many foreign
member of the Michigan Union, and countries.
generously performed many valuable w'rote of Dlaz Revt
acts for the University during his HeWsote tf c o tz a
life.He was in the thick of the Mexican
Dr. Klotz was born in Preston, Ont., revolt launched by Felix Diaz against
March 31, 1852, receiving his preli Madeira. He went to Cuba for a
mary education in the public schools while and returned to Mexico as a
inay eucaioninthepubic cholssecret agent for Dial in the counter
in his native town, and in 1865 and secret agent forta. i
1866 he won local scholarships which rel arin Hert -a,
entitled him to free tuition in the EH re boig -aw
erinad aIto gramar sools. th and worked in Memphis, New Orleans,
Berlin and Galt grammar schools. A Alna akovle e etad
Galt was a neighboring town to Press Atlanta, Jacksonvill Key West and
ton, Dr. Klotz took adantage of the Springfield, Mo.
latter scholarship and walked. daily He was assigned to cover the kid-
the three miles to school. It was at naping of Baby Floyil Keet. His in-
this tirethatletisthimbbedth vestigation resulted in the finding of
love of good literature that was a the baby's body, the arrest and con-
characteristic of his later career and viction of the gang responsible for
also those methodical attributes the crime and an offer from the Star.
which were of great advantage in his He has been on that newspaper for
several years.
pursuit of science. tBrundidge's stories on conditions
Enters University in Missouri poor houses brought an
In 1868 Dr. Klotz matriculated in investigation by the state legislature
Toronto university and specialized in and remedial laws.
mathematics, astronomy and science. One of his exploits was the affect-
As the last two subjects were iq an ing of a truce between two desper-
embryo condition in Toronto at that ate St. Louis gangs whom the police
time., Dr. Klotz entered the University. had never been able to check. For
of Michigan in 1870 as a sophomore, years a state of war had existed be-
where he received more comprehen- tween the Hogan and Egan gangs.
sive study in his particular field. Brundidge had obtained the confidence
A year after his graduation from. of "Jellyroll" Hogan, chief of the
the University, Dr. Klotz married
Miss Marie Widenmann, daughter of
the German Consulat Ann Arbor, and Fencers To Hold
they made their residence in Canada. Novice Contest
Led Expedition
Dr. Klotz was connected with sev- Plans are completed for a novice
eral important discoveries in the field.competition for fencers, to be held in
of science. He was in charge of the cmtitin fyncsu t e eld Ir
expedition to Hudson's Bay which en- Waterman gymnasium, every 'Satur-
deavored to solve the problem of the day afternoon, beginning Jan. 26. All
disovryd to colan the qubestiof members of the fencing teams and
dishort routeto liverpot vquesti any other students interested in fenc-
son's Bay. Dr. Klotz was aslo a dele-
gate to the international meeting at
The Hague in 1907; to Zermatt in
1909; to Manchester in 1911, and to
Petrograd in 1914.-
His methodical bent of mind is also W e have ai
manifested in his keeping of a diary
for the past 57 years. It now com -exclusive h
prises 33 manuscript volumes andl
has been placed in the public archives.
of Ottawa. The inside story of the
Alaska boundary dispute contained in
this diary will be especially interest- J"H o p
ing to many people in the future.
Dr. Klotz is survived by his wife;
two sons, Dr. Oscar Klotz,, professor
of pathology at. the University of To-
ronto, and Dr. J. E. Klotz, of West-

Two new vide-presidents have been'
appointed to the staff of the Univer-
sity of Chicago, a new step in Ameri-
can educational organization, accord-
ing to an announcement made byl
President Ernest D. Burton, of theI
University of Chicago, at the 131st
convocation held by students re-
Prof. James H. Tufts, dean of fac-
ulties, and Trevor Arnett, formerly

Vice-president Arnett will act ai
business manager upon the retire-
ment of the-present business mana-
ger, Wallace Hackman, next June.
This system will relieve the president
from a portion of his duties and give
him more time for contact with the
students of the University.
Wolfenson to Speak Tonight
Prof. L. B. Wolfenson of the Hebrew
j Union college will address the Jewish
Student congregation at 7:15 o'clockl
tonight, in Lane hall auditorium. Pro-
fessor Wolfenson has chosen as his
subject, "Religion in the World To-
day. '
P 1'rfac Wnlfain bfn L'inyI

worth of work
free! A $5 invest-
ment immediately
worth $6! That's
what you get when
you buy one of our
cash cards. Con-
venient, too, for you
needn't wait
around to pay our
driver. You win.
Every way!

j auditor of the University; and a sec ro essor Y Uens unjiA ore gong
retary of the general education to Cincinnati in 1922, was a memberI
board in New York for the last five of the faculty of the University of
years, are the men chosen. Vice- Wisconsin, where he was also active
president Tufts will be in charge of in the work of the Wisconsin Jewish
the development of the rapidly en- student congregation. Prof. Wolfen-
larging educational program of the son spoke before the congregation
University. here last year and was well received.



Harry Thompson Bruntidge
Hogans, and was able to obtain a
promise of peace from him on the
condition that Dinty Colbeck, gener-
alissimo of the Egans, would likewise
sign a truce. Colbeck agreed and the.
city was able to breathe easily again.
Wrote Pershing's History.
When Pershing burst into the pub-
lic eye.as commander-in-chief of the l
A. E. F. it was Brundidge who du'g
up his)life story. His articles were
published in many newspapers.
Hoe rBrundidge exposed the fraud-
ulent diploma ring is now familiar
with newspaper readers all over the
country. He went to Connecticut un-
der an assumed name and succeeded
in buying a doctor's diploma suppos-
edly issued by a St. Louis school of
medicine, which he' discovered to be
defunct, and made an investigation
of the ring. His stories have, led to a
nation-wide probe.


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Telephone 13


Hat styles come and go and the wiser man
-will prefer a hat in the prevailing spring style
(now on display here) to buying leftovers from
the fall and winter lines. We are exclusive in
Midhigan for lChaue of NeWhaven ,and Thos.
Townsend of London.

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ing are eligible to enter the compe-
titions. The object of contests will
S be to give experience to any foilers
1 desiring combat experience.
Anyone, intending the participate in
the coming bouts should see either
Dr. George A. May or Edwin F. Smel-
lie as soon as possible.
Patronize. The Daily Adyortisers.



Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Arth ur Shattuk
American Pianist



Sund y
'Y 20th,

in the following program


H 'll Aud i torium, TUESDAY, Jan.22, 8p,m
Prelude, Choral and Fugue.. ...... .......Bach
Fourth Symphony, in D Minor.........Schumann
Op. 120
Fifth Concerto, in F major, for Pianoforte and
Orchestra, op. 103 .... . ....Saint-Saens
Mr. Shattuck
"Omphale's Spinning Wheel"
Symphonic Poem, Op. 31. . . .Saint-Saens
Scherzo from the music to a "Midsummer
Night's Dream" ............Mendelssohn

erman Cartoonist
Creates "Raftkes"
Berlin, Jan. 20.-A cartoonist in
erlin not long since created in his J
ictures a family of profiteers and
imed them "Raffkes." Bediamoned,
verfed and overdressed, he pictured
teir doings, and the music halls were
ot slow to take up the idea. Then
play was written about the "Raff-
es," and duly presented on the stage,
id today the name is used all over
ermany to designate those who are
elieved to profit unduly.



The convincing argument for
to-day's dinner is last Sun-
day's crowd. Especially when
we say today's dinner will


be even better.

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