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Add Finishing Touches to Speakers
In Practice Session
Last Night

Fire Destroys
ti linter Resort
AtPalm Beach
Palm lBeach, Fla., March 18.- (By
A. P.)-Fire late today destroyed the
famous Breaker: hotel, wiped out the
smaller Palm Beach hotel and forl
hours/ held a threat of destruction
over the entire northern section of
this celebrated winter 'playground of
I the wealthy.,
Beginning shortly after 4 o'clock in
the Breakers hotel the fire was fanned
by a brisk sea breeze and was not
brought under control until shortly
before 9 o'clock tonight. In addition
to the hotel, from which numerous
wealthy patrons were compelled to
fi o i h litle tLL~ hLIU1Ltof dv nfl '

Affair, Sponsored by Sigma Delta Chi,
To Take the Form Of A
"Razz Fest"
Committees have been announced
to make preparations for the third
annual Michigan Gridiron Knights
banquet to be held April 7 in the
Micligan Union. Plans have already
been formulated and it is expected that
a number of nationally prominent
men will gather here for the occassion.
The Gridiron banquet, which is
sponsored by Sigma Delta Chi, nation-


Rankin Says Big
Business Ha its
Literary Advance

"In literature America has retro-
iIPrn rn gressed a century and a half instead
of progressed," Prof T.- E. Rankin
of the rhetoric department declared
Monday before the Detroit Review
BELIEVE PRESI)ENT WILL GIVE Club, and at the door of "big busi-
WOODLOCK A RECESS ness" he laid the blame.
APPOINT'MENT "Our industrial cwilization has pro-
duced physical ease and spiritual dis-
COVER WIDE FIELD ease. Necessary requirements for
true literature are strength, energy,
and delicacy. In American literature
Day Spent in Revlewing Old Scores of today,. there is strength, but it is
That Divide Body Into the result of insanity," he charged.
Factious The real test of civilization, Pro-
fessor Rankin added, "is fine litera-
ture, not a collection of 'best sellers'."
Washington, D. C., March 18.-(By As the five indispensible authors of
A.-y he Senateadjurned ne (liall time, lie named Homer, Dante,
today, bringing to an end the stormy 3hkser itn n ote I
specal esson hic bean arc 4.Shakespear, Milton and Goeth'e. H.
shecl ose ssion hihbte an March 4. G. Wells is the most influential writer
tensity and feeling thatcharacterized1of the day, while Galsworthy and
tensiyn sessin, reulting ie entireHudson rank with him as clear think-
beach th tesit Hse. in a ers and fine writers, Professor Ran-
President Coolidge continued to the I kin maintained.
vrsdast todg callened sentorial "Rightly or wrongly," he said, "the
very last to challen'ge senatorialgrastiertrhasawycoe
opposition on his nomination to office ;greatestliterature has always come
by resubmitting the name of Thomas from war; and the last struggle was
ti .llnr rt* Vninota without its quota from such men

Chicago, March 18 (By A. P.)-A preliminary tabulation
late last night of towns that had made reports of the
casualities in Ilinois, Indiana and Missouri, gave a total
of 890 dead and 2,099 injured with virtually no record of
the heavy damage done in rural regions.
Chicago, March 18, (By A. P.)-More than 1500 persons are reported
killed or injured by a tornado which swept through southern Illinois and
Indiana late today, causing great property damage and virtually wiping out
two or three towns in its pth, from Missouri to the northeast. Wires were
down in every direction under the fury of the wind and it was impossible
tonight to check the reported casuali ties.
West Frankfort Illinois, a mining town, on the fact of tonight's report
suffered the greatest loss of life. E stimates of the dead running as high
as 1000.

Michigan's negative debating team, nee Ei5itn5, a numberofs cottaes
which will engage Illinois at Urbana possessions, a number of cottages
were burned and the property loss
in one angle of the triangular Mid- was estimated between $4,000,000 and
West debate tomorrow night, will $5,000,000.
leave Ann Arbor this morning. Prof. Rumors that guests had perished in
L. M. Eich, of the public speaking de- the Breakers and the Palm Beach ho-
tels were current as the flanies hurl-
partmnent, who has assisted G. E. ed blazing embers into the air and
Densmore in coaching the team, will e lzn mesit h i n
accomans tedebaterhongthe tri, w even across Lake Worth to west Palm
accompany the debaters on the t inp Beach but none had been gonfirmed
Members of the negative team in- lt oilt
clude N. C. Bowersox, '27, James J. late tonight.
Dunn, '25, and E. R. Gomberg, '27. Of
those composing the team, Dunn is
the only one of previous Varsity de-
bating experience, having represented!
Michigan in the Northwestern debate
last year. Bowersox was a member l
of the Adelphi freshman team which
Alpha Nu. Gomberg, Ann Arbor cor-I-
respondent of the Detroit Times, has Blue Key Club Plans Program for
had experience as a high school de- ParticIpants of Cornell
bater supplemented by a semester's Michigan Meet
training in the debating class. -
Finishing touches were added to OPEN TO PUBLIC
both the negative and affirmative team;
in a practice (lebate held in University-~
hall last night. The affirmative Mich- Cornell and Michigan track stars
igan team will meet the negative Wis- will banquet at the Union after the
consin team at 8:00 o'clock tomorrow meet March 28. it was announced last
in Hill auditorium, all three schoolsn.l
debating on the general question of
Child Labor.' The affirmative team is ner, which is the first of those plan-
composed of Radcliff B. Fulton, '26, ned for visiting teams by the newly
11. F. Wahrenbrock, '27L, and Frank organized club, will be accompanied
P. Weaver, '26. by five acts of professional and ama-
Michigan's debating teams received teur vaudeville and will be open to the
both decisions in last year's AVMid- public, an official of the organization
West debate, defeating Wisconsin at stated. Tickets will go on sale today
Madison, and Illinois here. The point at $1.25 per person,
at issue was the question, "tesolved, Among the Cornell track celebrities
that the Drainage Project of the Chi- who are expected to attend are Cap-
cago Sanitary Commission should bLe tain Bowen, weight man; Bontecue
Permanently Guaranteed." Tomorrow and Greening, star pole-vaulters; and
night's debate is the tenth annual MacNeil the crack mile runner of the1
mieeting of the three schools. Ieastern delegation. Craig, Wolkowitz,
According to the rulings governing Coodwillie and Caskey are other out-!
the Mid-West debates speakers will standing members of the Cornell team.
be limited to a 12 minute construe- In addition, officials and coaches will
Live speech and a five minute rebuttal. be present.I
The presiding officer and judges of the Besides the vaudeville entertaih-
debate will be announced tomorrow. I ment -arranged, the Blue Key club


al professional journalistic fraternity, 1'. VVUUllIUL NOW I UtoLoe a
member of the interstate commerce
is modeled after the National Grid- commission which the Senate failed
iron banquet which is held in Wash- to confirm at the last session.
ington every year. Eminent news- As in the case of Charles 13. Warren
paper men and men in the public eye to be attorney general, the Senate ac-
cepted the issue with the president by,
vited as well as ominentrmen amion- refusing again to give its approval to
vitd a wel a prminnt en mog the Woodlock nomination. It was not
the faculty and student body of the even considered by the inter-state
University. commerce commission to which it was
It takes the form of a razz-fest" at referred. Close friends of the presi-,
which each pjrominent man is made dent now believe he will give Mr.
the butt of fitting jokes. regular Woodlock a recess appointment. '
feature is the presentation of the Opening on March 4 with a fiery
"oil can" to some person connected speech by Vice President Dawes, who
with the University. Last year this aroused the senators by his denuncia-
honor was conferred upon Prof. T. tion of Senate rules, the special ses-
H. Reed of the political science de- sion was almost as turbulent in its
partment. last hours. Most of the day was spent1
The invitations committee is headed in reviewing the old scores that have
by Robert Mansfield, '26, who is as- 'divided the Senate into a group of
sisted by Albert F. Koepcke, '25, David small factions and wound up by Sena-
M. Bramble, '25, William Diener, '26, tor Trammell, Florida, denouncing his
and W. Calvin Patterson, '27. Thomas colleagues for adjourning without act-
E. Fiske, '25, is chairman of the ing on his resolution to investigate
tntertainment committee and Philip the price of gasoline. Debate covered
Wagner, '25, Kenneth Keller, '26, and a wide field including discussion of,
Donal Hamilton Haines of the journal- Teapot Dome, Muscle Shoals, and theI
ism department will aid him. Warren nomination, and federal water
The committee which will prepare power. Then, just before the senatorsI
the epitaphs for the banquet is headed agreed to quit and go home they heardr
by William Stoneman, '25, and he will a discourse by Senator Stanfield, Re-
be assisted by Waldo F. Abbott of publican, Oregon, on the need for bet-
the Rhetoric department, Robert ter homes.
Mansfield, '26, Kenneth Keller, '26, The Senate (lid confirm in rapid or-,
and Willard B. Crosby, '27. der and in open session, however, a
Carl E. Olhmacher, '25, is in charge large number of nominations that
of the program committee and the I were forwarded during the closing I
other members are Ronald Halgrim, hours from the White House. There'
'25, Joseph Kruger, '26, and Manning was no discussion and no roll call on
Houseworth, '26. The speciality com- any of them, and they were accepted
mittee is David M. Bramble, '25, without a single murmur of protest.I
chairman, Edwin G. Burrows of the With the adjournment, CongressI
journalism department, and Carl closed down until the first Monday in
Ohlmacher, '25. December unless the president calls
The committee on location and tick- a special session, which he has shown
ets is composed of Carl Schoonmaker, no disposition to do.
'25, chairman, Hyde Perce, '26, Andrew-
Propper, '26, and Bernard Baetcke, '26
John Garlinghouse, '25, chairman of ,]CUiIL CONIDERSH NW ,
the publicity committee, will be aided UL
by Martin Codel, grad., and Albert I
Koepcke, '25. IVS V U U
II 1n AiAinilAinrp noni ARID-

as Kipling, Sir Philip Gibbs, Ibanez,
and Bertrand Russell.
We have great ability in this
country, but ittisbeing used in busi-
ness, -not in literature. But fifteen
per cent of our high school students
read books, and only four per cent
of the population of a city ever enter
a book store."
Adi es ~Joud Cornmittee of Local
Business Meni and University
To Consider Problems
Conclusions resulting from years of
contact with over 600 chambers of
commerce throughout the country
were presented at a dinner of the
board of directors of the Ann Arbor
Chamber, and a few other guests, last
night at the Chahiber Inn by Colvin
B. Brown, chief of the organization
service bureau of the United States
Chamber of Commerce. In his talk
Mrm Brown covered practically the en-
tire field of chamber of commerce
work, and also replied 'to specific
questions on the part of those present
in regard to particular problems con-
fronting this city.
Treating relations between local
business men and the Ulniversityi, Mr.
Brown suggested the possible forma-
tion of a joint committee for consider-
ation of problems peculiar to a col-
lege town such as Ann Arbor. He
also offered a general plan whereby
the Chamber might further the cause
of school consolidation now under
discussion by authorities ix: Wash-
tenaw county,.
"The efficiency of a chamber of com-
merce in its service to the community,"
said Mr. B,rown in commenting on
general organization principles, "does
net depend so much upon a large
menmbirsmp as upon am's adequabe,
dependable income. Such an income
can be determined in each particular
town on the basis of population."
Mr. Brown stressed th'e importance
of choosing suitable committees for
various p~rojects and of attempting
only those tasks that are worth while,
practical, and timely. He suggested
that committees be used as a means
of contact with tme more inactive
members 'in the chamber.
Attention was also called to the
work that can he done by the ch'am-
her in aiding farmers in the vicinity
to solve marketing and financial pro-
hlemis, and in encouraging' the small

Inlander Gets
Twenty Essays
Twenty essays had been submitted
by the closing date last Monday of the'
Inlander familiar essay contest, in
which a prize of ten dollars is offered.
After being read by the staff, the
manuscripts will be forwarded to
Christopher Morley, who is to act as
judge. The editors in charge an-
nounce that a number of the better
contributions will appear in the April.
issue of the Inlander, which will be
put on sale sometime between April 1
and 10. The winner of the contest
will be announced as soon as the de-
cision has been made.
In view of the fact that the next is-
sue of the publication will be devoted{
largely to prose, it has been planned
to make the final issue a souvenir edi-
tion composed largely of poetry, a tra-
dition inaugurated by Whimsies. k
Slosson Hits
'Peace Hymns'
"Hymns sung to the abstract virtue

Jacksonville, Il1.-Word received
here via Chicago, Burlington and
Quincy railroad wire from Ashlnad,
Illinois,' which took the message from
a Baltimore and Ohio railroad wire, is
to the effect that the town of Thomp-
sonville in the southern part of the
state is burning as a result of the
tornado which swept that section to-
Washington, Indiana-According to
a telephone message received by the
Washington Herald from the Clarion
News at Princeton, Indiana, 100 per-
sons were killed in the latter, town,
when a tornado struck Princeton late
Evansville, Indiana--According to
special dispatches to the Evansville
Courier from New Harmony, Indiana,
.practically the entire town of Griffin
Indiana, of about 400 population was
wiped out when a tornado struck that
town late this afternoon. A score or
more were reported dead and possibly
a hundred are injured.
Benton, Illinois-Unverified esti-
mates received by the Benton Even-
ing News early tonight were that
perhaps several hundred persons were
killed in attornado which struck West

Many calls have been received by
the extension department of the Stu-;
dent Christian association to send
speakers to various cities and townsj
of the state to address groups of high
school students, business clubs, Hi-Y
organizations, and conferences of dif-
ferent kinds. This department, umdert
the direction of George Baker, 25Ed,
has been enlarged this year and moreI
speakers are being sent out than ever
before since the organization of the
Several students spoke in different
parts of the state during the last
veek. Robert Brown, '26, captain of
next year's football team, addressed
the students of Pontiac high school.!
Monday, March 2, on the subject of
smoking. C. W. Melick, secretary of'
the Oakland county Law Enforcementj
league, has written to the Student.
Christian association highly commend-
ing Brown's talk.
Harold Steele, '25, on March 4 spoke
before the Flint junior and senior
high schools and before the junior
college of that city. On the next night;
Vern Hillery, '25L", and Harvey Ei-
ory, football coach, addressed the
county convention of Hi-Y leaders at
Farmington, Oakland county.

plans to have an orchestra playing in
the dining room throughout the meal.
The banquet will be informal.
Tickets may be procured today from
members of the Blue Key club and atI
the desk in the Union. Guests are
limited to 225.
"Castles Spain" the twenty-first
annual production by the junilcor
women will have its third perfor-
mance at the Whitney theatre tonight.
The play has been staged by Amy!
loonis, '22, a Michigan graduate, and
has been called a decided success by
those whro have attended -the two
performances given so far. The pro-
1 duction will play tomorrow night and
A review of the premier per-
formance of "Castles in Spain"
will be found in the Music and
! Drama column.
twice Saturday. Seats for the re-
maining performances may be pur-
chased at the box office of the Whitney
The presentation giventlast night
was tl.,, first to which the general
puic was admitted, as the first night
I was rseerved for senior women in
whliose honor the play is given. A
large audience was present and seem-
ed pleased with the production.
TDTTWITnAT TX7T)b"11x7 !


Plans for social activities were (is-j
cussed by the Round Up club at a
meeting held in the Union last night.
It was decided to have a smoker Wed-
nesday night, March 25, atthe Union,
and initiation the following Wednes-
day at the same place. The tenative
date for the Spring formal was set at
April 1.

Final ratification of the new Student
council constitution under which that
body has operated for two years was
made last night. It will now be sub-
mitted to the Senate Conmmittee on
Student Affairs for their approval be-
fore being placed on permanent rec-
oil. Its practical operation has been
deemed. successful by faculty and stu-
dents alike.j
It was also decided that a perma-
nent type of award should be made for
the cheerleading squad subject to a
change in the .uniform now being
worn by that organization. Probably
sweaters with letters will be adopted
+. 1 - 41", imc , Uof il UiAl ~ar vnntc

of peace are the greatest waste of Frankfort, 7 miles south' of here late
time that can be attributed to the today. Between 200 and 300 children
human tongue," remarked Prof. Pres-' were said to have been killed or in-
ton W. Slosson of the history depart-I jured when a school house blew down.
ment yesterday in. commenting upon I Between -60 and 75 bodies have been
the subject of a debate to be held by brought to Benton according to re-
Prof. W. H. Hobbs of the geology de- ports.
nartment and Rev. Leyton Richards of__
Birmingham, England, next week, in
this city. Prof. Hobbs will uphold I
the negative side of the question: Re- SCOTT WRITES PPR O
solved, that war should be abolished
as a means for the settlement for in- E
ternational disputes. OE UNGLIU
Professor Slosson took occasion to
characterize the issue as a very broad' The degree of divergence of the
one. "If the subject were for a --de- present English spoken in Great Brit-
bating team, it should certainly be ian from the English spoken in Amer-
more specific," he said. But if Pro- ica constitutes the gist of. a paper
fessor Hobbs and Reverend Richards written by Prof. P. N. Scott of the
wish to deal in generalities, why that Rhetoric department. Tlis article,
is different entitled "England and America-600
"Peace is a by-product. Arguments Words Apart," will appear in the Mc-
concerning peace or war are mean- Naught's Magazine, New York City,
ingless things. The question still re- issue for May.
mains 'how' should war be abolished In attempting to determine the pre-
or peace maintained." cise degree of divergence Professor
Scott has divided each of the two ver-
naculuars into three spheres or sec-
Goodrich Speakstins. The irst of these is the shere
On Ford Tonight of slang and facetiousness. The see-
ond deals with commonplace material-
ities and the last section with that of
Prof. Carter Goodrich, of the ec- intellectual interests. It appears that
onomics department, will speak be- in the first section the two vernac-
f-ore the Round Table club tonight at ulars have drifted so far apart as to
7:30 in room 304 of the Union on make each virtually a foreign Ian-
"Ford vs. the Mining Industry." It guage to the other.
will be remembered that this is the The divergence in the second sphere
same organization that brought Scott is also considerable but not to the
Nearing to 'this campus, and Profes- extent reached in the first. It is not
sor Goodrich's speech promises to be however as great as is generally and
of equal interest according to the commonly supposed. In the third
secretary of the club. Visitors are section, namely, that of intellectual
cordially invited, interests, there is no divergence worth
_______________speaking of. The two languages are
on reaching this plane, if not identi-
Hall Will Speakcal, at least mutually intelligible.

Holbrook Talks now used.a
A f C - b M I Final dates for spring events as set

I last week, Cane Day is to be on May 3, t industries in the city.
the first Sunday in May; Swing-Out, -
Featured by a humorous talk de- May 7; Spring (lames, May 8 -and 9;
livered by Prof. Evans Holbrook of ! Cap Night, May 15; and Fathers Day, Predict Leaning
the law school on "Scandinavians," the a Union function, May 16. Tower Wiii Fall
Pennsylvanian Club held it regular - Tower Will Fall
meeting last night in Barbour Gymn- SENIORS WILL In 1,600 Years
asium. The meeting was opened by_
the President of the club, Thomas J. HOLD OKER,.Ts
Donahue, '25L, who welcomed the S 1 0 E Rome, March 18.-Tourists visiting
forty students who were present. Fol-- in the vicinity of Pisa, Italy, about
lowing the President's talk, th'e club a All members of the senior literary 1,600 years from now will have to
we'i ont-o'feinc hv renfeen 1-i class are urged to attend a smoker watch their steps carefully, for it has

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