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VOL. XXXVI. No. 57





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C(hief Rigger Denies He Told Kennedy
Tmt Connecting Tubes Were
Ciosed Before Crash
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25.-With the
possible exception of Col. William
Mitchell, the panel of witnesses in the
navy's long investigation into the
wreck of the airship Shenandoah was
exhausted today and the court ad-
journed subject to the call of its pres-
Judge Advocate Leonard will exam-
ine within a few days the testimony
given by Colonel Mitchell before the
army court martial trying him here
and will then decide whether it can
be concluded from this that Colonel
Mitchell can give testimony germaine
to the Shenandoah inquiry.
Colonel Mitchell was called before
the naval tribunal last month, but af-
ter he had been denied the privilege
to make a statement before the oath
was administered, he refused to take
the oath necessary to qualify him as a
At the sitting today, the naval court
heard a denial from James H. Collier,
chief aviation rigger on the Shenan-
doah, that he had told Maj. Frank M.
Kennedy of the army air service, that
four tubes, connecting gas cells, had
been closed up before the ship was'
wrecked. He also denied that he had I
told the army officer that others in
the crew would not admit the gas
cells had been ruptured before the
wreck. Major Kennedy was a witness
before both the Mitchell court and
the naval tribunal.
Upon the first comparison today of
Collier's testimony before the army
and navy tribunals, the court held
that there had been inor differences
in. the rigger's account of the acci-
dent to the airship, but after exami-
nation of further testimony bytCollier
befo're itt urt changed its mind.
University Professor Locates Precious
Metal In Discarded Dress
(By Associated Press)
BAY CITY, Nov. 25.-With the aid
of an electroscope, Prof. A. W. Smith,
of the University of Michigan, was
successful In a search for $2,500
worth of radium, lost in the Samaritan
hospital here, which had baffled the
hospital staff for hours. .
After -performing a radium treat-
ment on a patient, Dr. A. L.Jones was
unable to locate the little tube of the
priceless metal. After a futile search,
the entire staff of the hospital was
called out to help in the hunt. Their
efforts were likewise fruitless.
A hurried call was then sent to
Professor Smith at Ann Arbor, who
immediately set out for this city with
an electroscope, an instrument which
indicates by the loss of an electrical
4 charge the presence of radium or
other ionizing agents. After setting up
the instrument in various places in
the hospital, he located the radium
in the dress which hung in an adjoin-

ing closet. It is believed the tube was
knocked off the table on to the dress
which was on a chair beside it. The
dress had not been hung up until after
the hunt started.
Sphinx Initiates
Ten New Members
Sphinx, junior literary organization,
initiated ten new members Monda)
afternoon. The initiates were Clay-
ton Briggs, Elliott Chamberlain, John
Denton, Robert DeVore, Benjamin
Friedman, HarlanFroemke, William
Mullin, Carl Stamman, William War-
wick, and Tyler Watson.
LONDON.-More than 100 persons
are believed to have perished in the
floods in Athens.
O"ua Veatherl

"The United States Senate will ap- turned down the League of Nations.
prove entrance into the World court Commenting upon the' conferences
at the next session," in the opinion that are - being held in colleges and
of Ex-Governor William E. Sweet of universities throughout the country
Colorado, who said, after the Inter- on the World court, he said that this
national banquet last night, that he was the first time that students had
had no doubt of the success of the had an opportunity to take an active
movement when it comes before Con- part in the discussion of national and
gress Dec. 17. He added that there! international affairs. He favored this1
would be a majority of at least ten movement, as he said that students
in the Senate in favor of United States had, as a group, idealism that the
participating in the international tri- majority of people would not display.
bunal. The approval will not come For some time they will not be of
immediately, as there will be delays any controlling influence upon legis-
due to other business. lators, in his opinion, but their dis-
The former governor explained his i cussion of public affairs will be very
confidence by the fact that the Demo- important. Ex-Governor Sweet ex-
crats have agreed to vote in favor of pressed the opinion that this discus-
the World court with reservations, ( sioi4 should not become a political
which is just what the Republicans matter, but should remain a purely
were willing to approve when they I academic consideration.

"The Swan," To Be Presented Monday
Will Be Noted Actress' First
Ann Arbor Performance
Final arrangements have been com-
pleted for the engagement of Miss
Jessie Bonstelle's production of "The
Swan" by Ferenc Molnar at 2:15
o'clock Monday, Nov. 30, in the Whit-
ney. theater. The performance has
just completed a successful run at the
Bonstelle playhouse in Detroit, and
will be presented in Ann Arbor withi
all the original elaborate scenic equip-
The production is under the auspi-
ces of the Ann Arbor branch of the,
American Association of University
Women, which sponsored the Will
Rogers recital last night in Hill audi-
torium, and the Michigan Theater
league. Under these- same auspices,
Miss Bonstelle presented her com-
pany, assisted by Mrs. Richard Mans-
field, Ain Lewis Beach's "The Goose
,Hangs High," at the Whitney theater
last spring. The production was one
of the most successful of the year, and
despite the inclement weather hun-
dreds of people were turned away.
The performance of "The Swan,"
however, will be especially unique in
that Miss Bonstelle herself plays the
part of the Queen Mother, marking
her first personal appearance in Ann
Arbor. Jessie Royce Landis is cast
in the title role of the Princess, and
Donald Cameron, recently leading
man for Peggy Wood and Margaret
Anglin, will be the tutor.
Mail orders are now being received
at the Whitney theater, and the public
box-office sale will open Friday morn-
ing there. The entire main floor is
priced at $2, the first four rows in the
balcony $1.50, and the remainder of
the balcony $1.
Thinks Peruvian-Chilean 1)ifferences
Will Be Settled Soon
(By Associated Press)
ARICA, Nov.- 25.-Gen. John J.
1 Pershing, head of the Tacna-Arica

4 . a
Tribunal Begins Fifth Week, DefenseI
Takes Up Rebuts al As Papers
Fail To Arrive
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25.-The army1
court martial trying Col. William
Mitchell for publicly assailing army
and navy air service management
turned late today into its final stretch,
timing the movement precisely with
the passing of the fourth week of its
The defense recognized the date by
resting its case, subject to the later
introduction of one war and ten navy
department documents which failed to
reach the court today. As the de-
fense rested, the prosecution im-
mediately took up the trial, but soon
was halted by the court's order for
a recess over Thanksgiving and a Sat-
urday holiday for the Army and Navy
football game.
Colonel Mitchell appeared well sat-
isfied that the defense had concluded,
except for the delayed documents. He
was plainly disappointed, however, by
another development, the war depart-
ment's refusal to permit him to ac-1
company Mrs. Mitchell to Detroit for
a Thanksgiving visit with their three
months old daughter Lucy.
Lieut. Col. Joseph I. McMullen, of
the prosecution counsel, started the
rebuttal by reading various documents1
telling of the air service bombing
tests conducted against naval craft
spme time ago off the Virginia capes
land in Chesapeake bay. When the
court reconvenes Friday, the prosecu-
tion will introduce its first witness.

Army Promises Airplanes; Weather
Officials Will Loan Apparatus
To Equip Stations
That the University of Michigan ex-
pedition to Greenland next summer
is now well launched, is shown by the
results of a ten days' trip by Prof.
William H. Hobbs to Washington and
New York city, where he met with
success in obtaining co-operation from
a number of government bureaus. "I
was much pleased after interviewing
several department heads about the
expedition," he said,1"and feel that
our plans are now moving forward
very successfully."
Among others, Professor Hobbs in-
I terviewed Curtis D. Wilbur, secretary
of the navy, with a view to obtaining
the co-operation of the navy depart-
ment, and also Maj. Gen. Mason M.
Patrick, chief of the United States Air
service, regarding the use of govern-
ment airplanes. Negotiations with
both officers are still pending, but Pro-
I fessor Hobbs has already been assur-
ed that pilots and mechanicians for
two planes will be detailed for a
period of four months during the sum-
mer of 1926.
Weather Bureau To Co-operate
The United States Weather bureau
has agreed to loan the necessary
meteorological apparatus for the
equipment of the three stations which
Professor Hobbs plans to locate in
Greenland. One of these will be sit-
uated on the ice-cap, 100 miles or
more within its margin, and at an
altitude of 7,000 to 8,000 feet. The
other main station will be located
outside of the ice-cap, at an altitude
of 3,000 feet.
The apparatus includes balloons,
theodolites and special equipment for
the study of the upper air. The bu-
reau has further agreed to detail a
competent specialist, Mr. S. B. Fer-
gusson, who will direct the setting up
of the main station, and who will have
charge of this station during the sum-
mer of 1926.
Will Loan Instruments
The United States Coast and Geo-
detic survey will loan instruments for
making a traverse across the land and
up onto the surface of the ice-cap so
as to fix the location and altitude of
the two main meteorological stations.
It will also detail a competent officer
to direct this work, and to carry out
researches -on earth magnetism, the
force of gravity, and the tides. A new
instrument of great simplicity has just
been invented at the geophysical
laboratory of Washington, which will
be taken onto the ice-cap during the
expedition for the purpose of meas-
uring the force of gravity there.
(Continued on Page Two)

Ben Friedman
Refuses Offer
TO Play Grange
Benny Friedman, star quarterback
of the Wolverine football team this
fall, and captain-elect of the 1926
eleven, spurned the offer to play pro-
fessional football against Red Grange
in Florida on Christmas day in his
reply to the promoters today.
The Wolverine star wired in answer
to the contract offered to him yes-
terday: "Not interested".
President Clarence Cook Little look-
ed upon the professional offer with
scorn, and lauded Friedman for his
attitude in refusing to consider it.
"Friedman has too good a head to ac-
cept such an offer", said the President.
"I think professional football men
should be restrained from offering
contracts to college stars before they
have completed their college courses."
Friedman received an offer yester-
day to play on the Coral Gables, Flor-
ida, team against a team captained
by Red Grange on Christmas dlay.
McCarty, star fullback of the Chicago
Maroons, and "Cowboy" Kutsch, of
the University of Iowa eleven, were
tendered the same offer to play with
Winning Team Appointed As Commit-
tee On Union Membership For
Remainder Of Year
With a total of 126 memberships,
Emory Hatch, '28, won the Otto Hans'
cup for the greatest number of mem-
berships signed by one man in the
Union life membership drive. Hatch
was also captain of the team which
secured the largest number, a total
of 210. This team was composed of
Hatch, Paul Hildebrant, '27, Clarence
Little, '28, and Albert Gillingham, '28.
In order to take care of men who
wish to sign up for a membership
or who wish more explanation on the'
cash payment plan, a committee was
appointed by Elliot Chamberlain, '27,
chairman of the drive. The committee
is composed of the members of the
high team, who will be in their office
on the third floor of the Union from
3 o'clock to 5 o'clock every day be-
ginning Monday) for the remainder of
Sthe year.
Complete returns of the drive will
be published in The Daily next week.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25.-Thanks-
giving day, for President Coolidge and
members of his cabinet, will be a quiet
holiday, their activities centering
-about church services and turkey
With Mrs. Coolidge, the President
planned to attend morning services
at the First Congregational church
and pass the remainder of the day at
the White house with his guests, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank W. Stearns of Boston,
1 possibly devoting a little time also to
his message to Congress.
The White house tu'rkey will be
served to the Coolidges and their
guests. The illness of the President's
father at Plymouth, Vermont, pre-
vented him from coming here for the
occasion and John Coolidge, the ex-
ecutive's son, will remain at Amherst
college until Christmas.




CHICAGO, Nov. 25. - Red
Grange, "phantom of2the grid-
iron," will plunge into the for-
tunes of professional football to-
morrow, playing with the Chi-
cago Bears against the Cardinals,
with indications that the Chicago
National League baseball park
will be jammed with 45,000 or
50,000 fans.
If the crowd exceeds the
45,000 mark, it will be the biggest
that ever stormed the home of
the Cubs.

T ~rado gave thanks for the idealism and
Pinchot And Union Bead In Constant internationalism contributed by the
Coniumnicationi, But Refuse more than 10,000 foreign students in
To Divulge Acts American colleges and universities.
_----- Pleading for "humanity above all na-
LEWIS BLAMES OWNERS tions", the former executive pointed
out that foreign students in this coun-
(By Associated Press) try not only gain new ideas in the
(Ae .United States, but that they have a
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 25.-Despite great and good influence upon this
the activity of various interests to nation in turn.
bring about a resumption of the wage Ex-Governor Sweet told of his in.
negotiations between representatives terest in meeting and knowing people
ngoftieatnfrom all lands, saying that his son
of the anthracite miners and opera- s a Y. M. C. A. worker in China.
tors, the situation, on the surface at He stated that he rejoices in the de-
least, appeared unchanged today. velopment of the student mind, and
There were some, however, who that the United Sates is far down the
held the belief that a way soon would ist in influence of student opinion,
helfod tbeliefthawysdsoontwoulgiving Japan, where it was the power
'be found to -bring the two sides to- of student opinion that influenced th-e
gether and that the end of. the long country to return Shantung, and
suspension was in sight. The more China, India, Czecho-slovakia, Poland,
pessimistic could see no significance and Great Britain as examples of na-
tions where the ideas of the univer-
in the recent moves of leading opera- , sity students are of powerful influ-
tors and union officials, nor did they, ence. Some people, he said, are
entertain any hopes of a settlement afraid of the growth of this student
through the efforts of outside inter- mind, but he rejoices in seeing it de-
ests. velop, for it brings with it idealism.
Reports from Scranton last night Welcomes Foreigners
said that Gov. Gifford M. Pinchot again America is visited, said former Gov-
summoned Maj. W. W. Inglis, chair- ernor Sweet, by many groups of for-
man of the anthracite operator's scale eigners, coming for various purposes,
committee to Harrisburg to discuss commercial investigation, for labor
the suspension. Major Inglis said he ideas, for athletic competition, and it
expected to meet the governor today.! is gratifying to see the intellectual
It is known that Governor Pinchot group coming in great numbers. One
has been keeping in close touch with of the besetting sins of the United
the situation. He had upon two oc- States, he said, is intolerance, espec-
casions conferred separately with Ma- ially race and religious prejudice.
jor Inglis and John L. Lewis, but be- The presence of these thousands of
yond the statement that the strike young men and women from other
was under consideration none of the lands, by acquainting us with tho
conferees divulged what took place.
Declaring that the mine workers,
had made overtures to the operators f SWEET WILL RETURN
for a resumption of the wage nego-
tiations, Mr. Lewis placed the blame Following his address at the
for the continuance of the strike on j third International dinner last
the operators. night, former governor William
E. Sweet, of Colorado, announc-
ed that he will return to speak
RTAIIEODD QJp Oru Onon the World court movement at

Shirley Smith Acts As Toastmaster
And Elliott GIves Address
Of Welcome
In the midst of 250 representatives
of 33 nations at the third International
dinner at the Union last night, for-
ier Gov. William E. Sweet of Colo-,



plebiscitary commission, said today
that despite grave differences of the
Chilean and Peruvian representatives,
hope still was entertained that the
controversy would be settled amicablyj
and permit the plebiscite commission'si
labors to continue. The deadlock of
Saturday has arrested the work of the
One of the highest of the Chilean
plebiscitary officials said he could see
no solution, and he authorized a state-
ment that the outlook was hopeless
unless the Americans granted the de-
mands of Augustin Edwards' note, no-
tifying the plebiscite commission of
the withdrawal of the Chilean dele-
gation. The Chileans demand the im-
mediate promulgation of election laws,
the commencement of registration and
the holding of the plebiscite by Feb. 1.
The withdrawal of the Peruvian
delegation is thought to be impending
owing to a report by Colonel Mar-
chand, commander of the carabineros
in which the Peruvian boundary dele-
gation is accused of instigating the
murder of a carabinero.

(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25.-PresidentT
Coolidge is gratified over the action L
of the House ways and means commit-T
tee in drafting a tax reduction bill on
a non-partisan basis.
General provisions of the measure, A I(By Asoc. Press)
which would slash federal taxes by LANSING, Nov. C25.-Two college
$336,000,000 annually, were outlined to l presidents, Dr. Clarence Cook Little,
the executive today by Chairman Green1 of the University of Michigan, and Dr.
of the committee. While withholding Kenyon L. Butterfield, of Michigan
promise on a measure yet to be pre- State college, have been invited to ad-
sented to Congress, the President did dress the Michigan State Association
not conceal his pleasure over the I of Farmers' clubs which meets here
committee's work. Dec. 1 and 2.
Mr. Green informed the President i The two day meeting is expected to
'that every opportunity forfull debate; attract a number of delegates from all
I and amendment would be affordedr sectionis of the state. Banquets and
I House members but predicted the various entertainments have been ar-
measure would be approved virtually ranged for the visitors.
as framed by the committee. An at-
tempt to repeal the passenger auto-EMultitude
mobile tax, he said, will provide the Expect man igt.Hewtitnidnttde h
mai fiht Hews ,confident that te .
i bill could be passed in the second I To Queen's Burial
week of the session.
In_(By Associated Press)
Koykka Wins In j LONDON, Eng., Nov. 25.-The short
nes oftfl ruteOL eeii viuah


Russians Resent
Singer's Absence
(By Associated Press)
MOSCOW, Nov. 25.-Moscow theatri-
cal circles express some resentment
over the long absence from Russia of
Feodor Chaliapin, famous Russian
- operatic basso. Many attempts were
made by the theatrical authorities

I1 (By Associa ted Press)

Hill auditorium next Tuesday.
He is traveling among various
colleges and universities in
favor of the World court, which
is to come before Congress
Dec. 17.


PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 25.-Prof.___
A. F. Rogers of the department of viewpoints,* ideas, and religions of
mineralogy of Stanford university to- l those nations, will make for tolerance
day announced the discovery of a I here.
nineral in Alum rock, a famous de- "Intolerance," he said, "comes di-
, rectly from prejudice." Clarence
posit at San Jose, that has never be- r Darrow in a recent trial absolved peo-
fore been entered in the mineralogical ple from responsibility for their pre-
annals of the world. He has called judices. Ex-governor Sweet took ex-
his discovery "kentite" in honor of ception to this statement, saying that
Prof. James F. Kent of Columbia Uni- all people are responsible for their
versity, New York. prejudices.
The new mineral is a manganese Warns Against Commercialism
oxide chloride and has no commercial The former executive warned the
value. foreign students against "having their
!idealism seared by our commercial-
ism." He said that he had seen many
AIDASKED students from other countries come
here full of idealism, but return to
I their native lands with the sole idea
of making money, much-the worse for
their experience. He stated that ideal-
ism would influence the world more in
(By Associated Press) the next ten years than ever before.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 25.-A rbsolution, Speaking of the recent demands of
I ugin te President of the Uie the central European powers for "se-
Se t y po curity, he said that "-real security
States not only to put his shoulder rests not upon arms, not upon force,
to the wheel in an effort to get inland but upon friendship."
waterway legislation past Congress, Shirley W. Smith, secretary of the
but to see that its execution is rapid, University, was the "construction
after the legislation is passed, was engineer" for the banquet, guiding the
adopted by the Mississippi Valley as- program along the "open highway" of
sociation here yesterday. international friendship. Luis Busta-
I mente, '26, of Bolivia, spoke on theo
old routes, past conditions, and events
Price Of Turkey in the world of international relations,
Id expressing the hope that the former
Lower In London11selfishness and hatred would never
again saturate the great powers. Miss
(By Associated Press) Shio Sakanishi, of Tokyo, Japan, com-
LONDON, Eng., Nov. 25.-Americans mnented upon our present position and
Sin LondonElbanksgivov.25.-AmericngIthe means we must use to get started
in London celebrating Thanksgiving on the highway of progress.
may eat turkey costing less than
chicken does. but this economy will BIG RAPIDS.-Senator Woodbridge

Speaking Contest
Thomas Koykka, '27, and Robert S.-
Miller, '27, won first and second prize,{
- respectively, in the first extempo-
raneous speaking contest of the year,
given under the auspices of the Ora-
torical association in University hall
- last night. Harry Gervais, '27, re-
ceived honorable mention.
Sub-topics from the subject "Amer-
I ica's Air Policy" were assigned to

ness of the route of Qeeen Mvotner I
Alexandra's funeral Friday morning{
from the Chapel Royal, St. James
palace, to Westminster abbey, which,
is only about half a mile necessitates
unusual precautions in handling the
multitudes which will surge into the
heart of the capital to view the gun
carriage bearing the coffin and the
j kings of England, Denmark, Norway
and Belgium walking through the
troop lined streets.
They will be followed by a dozen
princes and their suites and an elab-
nr+A nroeesinndawn from many

but without effect, to persuade him
- to return to Moscow this season.
The Soviet press accuses the singer,
of having "sold his soul to Mammon."
A member of the Moscow Thieatrical
Guild, who interviewed Chaliapin in
Paris before his departure for the
Metropolitan semson in New York,
quotes him as saying:
"I have concert engagements in
Anerica and Australia for several
years, and am obliged to carry them
Swedish Royalty

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