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VOL. XXXV. No. 103



20, 1925



Airvraft Committee Adopts Resol'ution
To Question Wilkes on Army
Air Craft'
Washington, Feb. 19, (By A. P.).-
Yesterday's widely advertised story
that a presidential reprimand was im-
minent for Brig.-General Mitchell, the
stormy petrel of the air service, ex-
ploded today with a force that left
those who have stood sponsor for it
scurrying to cover.
General Mitchell himself, placed on
the stand before the House aircraft
committee, testified that he never had
received a summons to the White
House, reports of which were dissem-
mated from the committee rooms.-
Later, Representative Perkins, New
Jersey, the committee examiner, plaC-
ed on the grill by those newspaper
correspondents who had assumed re-
sponsibility for the story without at-
tempting to verify it in other quarters,
issued a statement saying that when
he circulated the report yesterday he
had believed himself reliably inform-
General Mitchell, instead of going
to the White Ilouse for the heralded
reprimand, appeared once more be-
fore the air craft committee, reaf-
firmed his opposition to the air policy
of the war and navy department and
asserted he had received no summons
from the President.
lie declared he had no knowlddge
as to the origin of the report, that he
had been or would be summoned to the
White Mouse, and, answering ques-
tions of committee members, said he
had given no consideration to the re-
port that he would not be reappoint-
ed March 26 to his present position
as assistant army air chief. He added,
however, that he had been informed
that Major General Patrick, chief of
the air service, had recommended his
When called to the witness stand,
Representative Reid, Republican, II1-
nois, asked: "Is this General Mitch-
ell or ex-general?"
The assistant army air chief smil-
ed, but did not reply. If Iro is not re-
appointe'I to his present post, he will
revert to the rank of colonel.
After hearing the general, the com-
mittee unanimously adopted a resolu-
tion to call Mr. Wilkes for question-
ing en army air craft and then voted
to table a resolution by Mr. Reid to
protest against possible presidential
reprimand of the witness. The Illi-
nois member contended that, by de-
laying action on his approval, the com- I
inittee would permit General Mitchell
to be sent to the "sticks."

T The Majestic and Arcade the-
atres wil omit their matinee 1
performances tomorrow during
the funeral services of Presi-
dent Marion L. Burton. The
performances will be resumed,
however, at 7 o'clock.








40 Receive One Hour Deduction
Credit for Absence
From Classes



Two hundred and, five students will
be asked to withdraw from the liter-
ary college of the University at once;
because of poor scholarship, it was
decided Wednesday night at a meet-
ing of the Administrative board of
that college. This number shows an
increase of 37 over the number ofj
students who were asked to leave at
the end of the first semester last year.
Of the 205 students who have been1
asked to leave at once, 25 were wom-
en. Last year only seven women stu-
dents were asked to withdraw. One
hundred and eighteen students who
were dismissed were freshmen.
Five hundred and twenty-two stu-
dents are now on probation. This!
number includes those whose period
of probation was extended by the
board. The figures for students who
have been placed on probation show
a decerease of 24 students over the
number which were on probation at
the end of the first semester last year.
An increase of 10 is noted in the{
number of students who are now onI
the warning list. Two hundred and
sixty students have been warned that
their work must show improvement
or they will be placed on probation.1
In addition to this deliquent list
189 students have been sent attend-
ance warnings, 40 of this number
having received a deduction of oneE
hour of credit for excessive absence.
Students who have been placed on
probation are on trial to prove their}
fitness to do the work in University
courses, and for that reason are re-
quired to devote their time to studies.
Students render themselves liable to
suspension who, while on probation,
engage in any University activity.
, Attendance was the deciding factor
in many cases of deliquent studentsI
where there was a matter of doubt.,
If a student's attendance record show-
ed an unusual number of absences,
the decision was against him.
N~ovel APpealE
.Planned To A id
Delinquent Boys

Expect One Side to Force Roll Call
By Appealing toSenate
Washington, Feb. 19.-(By A. P.)-
Opponents of the Underwood Muscle
Shoals leasini bill launched an attack
today in the Senate on the conference
report which they contended should
be rejected on the grounds that the
conferees had exceeded their author-
A point of order was made against
the report by Senator Norris, Rer ub-
lican, Nebraska, leader of the op-
posing forces, who contended that new
legislation had been injected in the
measure in conference. Senator Un-
derwood, Democrat, Alabama, author
of the bill, defending the report, de-,
clared it was germane to the House
and Senate bills and that the con-
ferees had kept within their rights.
President Cummins, of the Senate,
withheld decision, on the point of
order, and the question went over un-
til tomorrow.
Whatever his ruling may be, one
side or the other in the fight is ex-
pected to appeal the decision to the
Senate proper, forcing a roll call
which will be regarded as a test vote.

Adjournment of the eleventh an-
nual Conference on Highway Engin-+
eering yesterday morning marked the
close of the most successful meetingsI
in the history of the Conference, ac-F
cording to those in charge. Over 600
representing every state in the middle
3 west, attend the sessions during the
I week.
The gathering was,arranged by the
engineering college, in cooperation
with the Michigan State Highway De-
partment and the Michigan Association
of Road Commissioners and Engin-
During the final session, held yes-
terday morning, in the West Engin-
eering building, V. R. Burton, super-
vising engineer, Michigan State High-
way department, presented a paper

Conference Votes to Oppose Ming Bill,
Whieh Takes Road Authority
From Counties

Ij No classesin any college of
the University will meet onj
Monday, Feb. 23, the day being
a legal holiday in commemora-
tion of the birthday of George
Washington, the University
convocation scheduled for thatj
day has been cancelled, and
President Robert Falconer of
Toronto university, who was toj
have delivered the address, willj
not come to Ann Arbor.j
The convocation was cancell-
ed due to the death of Presidentj
Marion L. Burton. A memorial
gathering in his honor is now j
being planned by a committeej
composed of Secretary Shirley1
W. Smith, President-Emeritus
Harry B. Hutchins, and Dean
Mortimer E. Cooley of the 'en-j
gineering college.
Passes Resolution Expressing Sorrow
At Passing of President

Many Tributes
Received From
Telegrams of condolence continued
to arrive in Ann Arbor all day yester-
day, not only from personal friends of
the late President, but from alumni
and men of international prominence.
In addition to these expressions of
sympathy, tribute was paid by lower-
ing flags to half mast. Flags on all
public buildings were lowered in De-
troit, while the same procedure was
observed here. The press in its edi-
torial columns also recognized the
great loss suffered.
Among the telegrams received at
the Burton residence yesterday was
that of Mr. and Mrs Henry Ford, at
present in Fort Myers, Florida. Oth-
ers who wired their sympathy were
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, noted ex-
plorer; Dr. Charles Mayo, of Roches-
ter, Minn., and many noted educators
and alumni groups.
Dr. Stefansson's telegram recalls
the time of President Burton's last
public, appearance. The explorer was
introduced by the President last fall
for an address in Hill auditorium, and
the day followinig this appearance
President Burton was stricken.
Verbal tributes to the ability of the
President have been abundant. Those
who had known him only by his at-
tainments were no less ready to voice
their admiration of his ability and
character. The student body of Ohiol
State university, appreciating the ex-,
tent of the loss of President Burton,
has expressed its sympathy by a large
floral offering.
Prof. F. N. Scott of the rhetoric de-
partment said of him yesterday: "One
element of President Burton's make-
up has not as yet, I think, received the
attention it deserves. I mean his in-
tense intellectual curiosity. In this
he resembled ex-President Roosevelt.
'Why didn't I know of this before?
Why didn't someone tell me I should
read this book?' were questions that
were often on his lips."
'And they were not merely the ut-
terances of one who was jealous of
the learning of others, but a genuine
and sincere desire to learn and pro-
pagate the best that is known and
thought in the world. No one who ever
went to him. I imagine, ever came
away without intellectual and moral
enrichment, and a conviction that he
had been with one who walked in his
house with a perfect heart."
The following telegram, indicating
the admiration and esteem in which
the President was held by students
of other universities and colleges, was
received by The Daily last night:
"The Indiana Daily Students, on be-
half of the students of Indiana uni-

Ann Arbor National Guard Unit
To Stand Guard Over Body
Of President
Eight students, representative of the
various schools and colleges of the
University, will bear the pall of Presi-
dent Marion L. Burton at 8:30 o'clock
this morning to Alumni Memorial hall,
where it will lie in state until 5
o'clock. Two lines formed of mem-
bers of the University R. O. T. C. unit
will act as an honor guard, reaching
from the Presidential residence to the
building where the body will rest for
the day. Dignitaries of the Univer-
sity and those who have come to Ann
Arbor to pay their last respects to
the dead will also attend the occasion.
It is planned to locate the casket
under the dome of the hall, where
townspeople and the general public
may view it from 9:30 until 1 o'clock.
Students and members of the faculty
are requested to attend from 1 o'clock
rntil 5 o'clock, classes having been
dismissed for the occasion.
Visitors will enter by the main en-
trance of Alumni Memorial hall, and
leave by the north entrance, to avoid
confusion. Floral tributes will be re-
ceived at the building in the morning.
A guard of honor, composed of men-
bers of the Ann Arbor National Guard,
has been appointed by Governor Gros-
beck to represent the state in guard-
ing the body. They will be under the
command of Captain Harold Furlong.
The funeral will take place at 2
o'clock Saturday afternoon, with Rev-
erends Lloyd C. Douglas, of Akron,
Ohio, and Herbert A. Jump, of Ann
Arbor, collaborating in the services.
Reverend Douglas was formerly
President Burton's pastor at the Con-
gregational church here, and Rever-
end Jump succeeded him.
As was the case in observing the
last rites in the death of former Pres-
ident James Burrill Angel, lines
formed of students will mark the fun-
eral pathway to Forest Hill cemetery,
where the body will be finally laid
to rest. The procession will extend
along South University Avenue to
Church street, from there to College







Manne Slegbahn elivers
Lecture Since Arrival
in Ann Arbor

Commons Accepts
Italian T r ea


London, Feb. 19.-lhe House of
Commons this afternoon passed, on
i's third reading, the Anglo-Italian,
treaty bill embodying the cessions of
Jubiland to Italy. (The ceded terri-
tory is a big strip of Kenya colony,
British East Africa, adjoing' Italian
Lietenant Colonel Amery, secretary
for the colonies, announced on behalf
of the government that as soon as the
treaty was ratified it would be regis-
tered with the League of Nations.
I O CLW 4he.ITa
- _COAt-
- AE-
--rxldicts colder weather today, es-I
pecially i nthe extreme east p0or-
tlion; he also looks for a cloudy sky,I
witl possible snow.'
The Classified column is
the best means of finding
the lost, and returning
the found. Bring your
troubles to

Chicago, Feb. 19, (By A. P.).-Plans
for the .production of "The Passion!
Play" several times a year in Chica-
go, the proceeds from which would
be turned to the juvenile court to aid
in its work of reclaiming boys who
have drifted into lawlessness, was an-
nounced today by Cornelius C. Craine,
superintendent of the Big Brotherst
Society, the sponsor.
The play will be given in five acts
and 14 scenes, in the home of the Chi-?
cago Civic Opera company. The first
performance is announced for Marchj
15. Principals in the cast have been
chosen with a view to continuing them
in their roles year after year, Mr.
Craine said.
"Our workers in the juvenile and
boys courts have noticed an increase
in juvenile crime," Mr. Craine asserted.
"The Big Brothers, an association of
business and professional men here
who reclaim boy delinquents, decided4
to do something to offset the influ-E
ences. We collected a sum of money
with which to hire the proper stage
producers, actors and writers who
could produce 'The Passion Play' in
as reverential manner as possible.
We think the play would impress
and regenerate thousands of young-
sters in the crowds and it would
equip the Big Brothers with a sum oft
money for the expansion of their edu-
cative work among delinquent boys.'
"Every cent of profit is to go to this
anti-crime work among the boys who
come into Chicago's courts."a
Berlin, Feb. 19.-At the annual con-
vention of the National Agrarian Fed-
eration demand for a protective tariff
on agrieultural nroducts was made by

Dr. Manne Siegbahn, professor of
physics at the University of Upsala,
Sweden, made his first talk since ar-
riving in Ann Arbor yesterday. His1
subject was "The Reflection and Re-
fraction of X-Rays."
Dr. Siegbahn ranks among those
foremost today in the field of X-ray;
and crystal analysis. This field open-
ed a dozen years ago and much of
the work of measurement and analy-
sis of crystals by X-ray methods has
come from his laboratory.
In his talk yesterday, Dr. Siegbahnj
gave a short hstory of the develop-
ment of the X-ray from its discovery
by Roentgen to the present day. To-
day, he stated, the accurate know-
ledge of X-rays makes it applicable
to many fields of modern activities.
'lhe early study of the X-ray was
from various sources upon various
substances. It was then believed the
X-rays were essentially different from
light, since it was impossible to dis-
cover in connection with them the re-
flection and refraction phenomena
characteristic to the wave motions
of light.
In 1913, however, Von Lane suggest-
ed that x-rays might be similar to ex-
tremely fine grained light, which'
would show reflection effects if they
were directed upon a substance with
minute regularity of form, such as
crystal. This idea proved true, and I
since that time all modern X-ray de-I
velopment has been based on it.
The main part of Dr. Siegbahn's
lecture, however, was concerned with
a recently discovered minute devia-
tion from the law of X-ray diffrac-
tion in crystals.
This is Dr. Siegbahn's first visit to
this country. One of h'is objects in
coming here at this time is to deliver
a lecture before the national meetingt
of the American Physical society at
Columbia the latter part of next week.!
Dr. Siegbahn was introduced by!
Prof. George A. Lindsay of the phy-
sics department, who studied withj
him at Lund university, Sweden, sev-
eral years ago.



on the subject of "Snow Removal1
Methods and Equipment." In con- Appreciations of President Marion
junction with Mr. Burton's discus-, L. Burton, ending in a resolution re-.
sion, the reports of the representa- cording the profound feeling of the
tives of the Boards of County Road Research club at his death, tinged the
commissioner, pertaining to "County ,quarter-centennial celebration din-
Snow Removal Methods," were read. ner of the organization held last night
Hon. Frank F. Rogers, state highway at the Union with a deep spirit of
commissioner of Michigan, addressed sadness and grief.
the engineers in a dlsdussion on "Resolved, that the Research club'
of the University,' read the resolution
"Highways Adequate to Serve Futureadpebyarsnvoeolwigts
Traffic in Congested Districts." adopted by a rising vote following its
Before adjournment, the visiting presentation by Prof. J. G. Winter of
commissioners and engineers passed a the Latin department, "record its pro-
resolution favoring the annual con- foun sense of loss at the passg
IPresident Burton. Stricken with ill-
ference and requesting University of- ness in the full vigor of manhood and
ficials to make arrangements for ae in the flood-tide of glorious achieve-
similar meeting next year.- They ment, he faced death, as he did life,
voted, however, to oppose the Ming with high courage and steadfast faith
bill, which is now before the state in the'ultimate good.
legislature, or any similar bill attempt- "Endowed with a keen and fertile
ing to take authority from the coun- mind, intense energy, a powerful per-
ties in the administration of high- sonality, and the magic of persuasiveV
ways. speech,.he spent himself to the utter-
State supervising and resident en- , most in making real and visible to all
gineers of the Michigan State High- men's eyes that ideal of a great Uni-
way department will remain in Ann versity, in which scholarship should
Arbor until noon today in special ses- flourish and the results of research
sion. should give force and direction to the
The engineers will treat technical betterment of life. His signal contri-
problems in connection with definite bution to the growth of the University
situations met in Michigan. G. C. ( remains as an enduring monument."
Dillman, deputy commissioner-chief Regent Junius E. Beal and Dean
engineer, Michigan State Highway de- Alfred 11. Lloyd r of the graduate
partment, is the presiding officer. school gave tributes to the late presi-'
_dent from the Regents and the fac-
ulties respectively. "It is a glorious
COOLIDGE BRANDS thing for us to treasure the fine mem
ory of his presence here," said the
Regent. "le was a man high in spirit
S OCIAISIICand in ideals. He is one whose placej
s insured among the immortals."
Prof. W. H. Hobbs of the geology
Washington, Feb. 19. - Declaring department presided at the gathering
that in some instances the federal in- and read letters from absent members.
heritance tax, when added to similar j Prof. G. Carl Huber of the medical
state levies, amounts to virtually con- school acted as toastmaster at the
fiscation, President Coolidge in an ad- 1 regular program which had been plan-
dress today, opening the national in- ned and which was carried on only in
heritance state tax conference, urged Ithe dense atmosphere of sorrow.
gradual retirement by the government The speakers were Professor-
from this field of taxation. Emeritus W. P. Lombard of the phy-
Representative Green, Iowa, chair- I siology department, who talked on
man of the House ways and means "The Club in Retrospect;" Prof. Rob-
committee, addressing a night session ert M. Wenley of the philosophy de-
of the conference, which was called partment, who spoke on "Pillars of
by the National Tax association, took the Club;" and Prof. Frederick G.
an opposite view, asserting that with- Novy of the' medical school, who con-
out federal inheritance tax "similar cluded the program, talking on "The'
taxesbimposed by the states would in- I Future of the Club."
evitably fail."
"If we are to adopt socialism," Mr. f U TQ ill VteQ
Coolidge said in his address, "it should se Wote
be presented to the people of this On Increase Of
country as socialism,, and not underI
the guise of a law to collect revenue." Salaries T
-l a,--


versity, convey through you their'
heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your'
great leader, President Marion L. Bur-
ton. The irreparable loss you have
suffered extends far beyond the con-
fines of your own campus to all the
world where the life of a great schol-
ar, counsellor, and gentleman still
works influence in the lives of fellow
creatures. We share the sorrow and
the loss of Michigan students. Your
bereavement is ours.-The Indiana
Daily Student."
Paying a magnificent tribute to
President Burton yesterday, Regent
J. E. Beal characterized him as one
who had won the love, admiration, and
respect of everyone. "Grief has strick-
en the entire campus and town, and
has even extended to distant points
throughout the nation," said the Re-
"It is indeed inspiring to witness
the great respect which even the com-
monest laborer has shown for the
President. Although they have never
come into personal contact with him,
they all realize that he accomplished
wonderful things for the town as well
as for the University.
"Remarkable interest was shown by
him in all the affairs of the town, and
in spite of the pressure of his Uni-
versity work, he frequently took time
to attend the meetings of the Chamber
of Commerce, lending his aid when-
ever possible in their endeavors.
Everyone in the town feels the great
loss and knows that a friend who can-
not be replaced is gone.
" Examples of loyality and admira-
tion of the members-of the University
faculties to the President have fre-
quently come to the notice of the Re-
gents.Many professors and instruc-a1
tors, although offered very substantial
salary increases elsewhere, remained
Ihere because of their ;love for Presi-
dent Burton and of the benefit they
would derive through working under
his direction.
"Through his untiring efforts andl
zeal, the University has attained
buildings and equipment which can
be duplicated by few institutions in
the country. Shortly before his fail-
ing health prevented activity, he had
launched a campaign for increased
standing of the faculty members. He
had as his obiect the adding of a num-

gvenue, then to Washtenaw avenue,
entering Geddes avenue to reach the
cemetery. The distance approximates
a mile, and it is requested that the
students form in a single line along
the march of the funeral cortege.
The funeral will be of a private na-
ture, and has been in charge of a
committee made up of President Emer-
itus Harry B. Hutchins, Dean Morti-
mer E. Cooley, of the engineering col-
lege, and Shirley Smith, secretary of
the University.
Members of the immediate family
who will attend the services are Mrs.
Burton, her son Paul, who is a fresh-
man in the engineering college; her
daughter Jane, a student in the local
high school; and Dr. Charles Emer-
son Burton, brother of President Bur-
ton. Dr. Burton and his wife arrived
in Ann Arbor yesterday morning.
Dr. Donald Cowling, president of
Carleton college, and President Bur-
ton's closest friend, also arrived here
yesterday, while President W. .O.
Thompson, of Ohio State University,
is expected today. Mrs. George R.
Stewart, daughter of the President,
and now residing in Berkeley, Cal.,
will not be able to attend the funeral,
her physicians having advised against
the journey.
Honorary pallbearers for the fun-
eral will include Gov. Alex. J. Groes-
beck, the Board of Regents, and a
delegation of five members from both
houses of the state legislature.
Lipton Gives Mast
Of Shamrock For
N. Y.U Flag Pole
Now York, Feb. 19.-Sir Thomas
Lipton, internationally known yacht-
man, has given to New York univers-
ity the mast of his yacht "Shamrock
IV" to be used as a flag pole on the
campus, the university council an-
nounced today. Formal presentation
will be made next June by Sir Thomas
The mast flag pole will be placed
on Batter hill, a part of the campus,
which was a British stronghold dur-
ina' the nevoltnanr war. Tho Uni-

Hold Hearing On
Child [labor Bill
Lansing, Feb. 1.-(By A.P.) - A
public hearing on the proposed child
labor amendment to the federal con-I
stitution was held befcra the joint
House and Senate labor committees

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tonight to give opponents and propon-
ick furrowU" inst ents a chance to get in last minute
arguments. The House will vote to-
C ampusApprovalmorrow morning on whether it will re-
ject or ratify the amendment.
imates secured from the book- Women from all parts of the state,
s of Ann Arbor show that representing various organizations,
kfurrow," a book written by G. were here to plead with the legisla-
aton, '23 is pm'oving unusually ture to turn down the Culver resolu-
ar here. Several stores have tion rejecting the proposed constitu-
out their original shipments and tional change.
placed orders for additional
s to be sent at once. More than San Jose, Costa Rica, Feb. 19.-For-
opies of the book have been sold mcer President Alfredo Gonzalezy Flor-
Saturday. I es again has been r minated as candi-
presenting rural life and the ! date for Dresident.

Washington, Feb. 19.-A move will
be made in the House, probably to-
morrow, to accept a Senate amend-:
mnent to the legislative appropriations I
bill increasing the salaries of senators
and representatives from $7,500 to
After conference today with Repub-
lican and Democratic members, Rep-
resentative Dickinson, Republican,
Iowa, in charge of the bill, announced
that, in compliance with what ap-
peared to be the will of a majorly of
the House, he would propose that in-'
stead of sending the bill to conference
as is customary, the House accept all
Senate amendments.
There was an admitted reluctance
on the part of some members to be
placed on record in favor of a salary
increase, and it was indicated that an
effort would be made to forestall a roll
call vote. There also was some talk
of amending the Senate amendment to
make the increase effective with the
70th, instead of the next, Congress,

;le of the American farmer to


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