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VOL. XXXVI. No. 73






Prominent Historians To Speak
At Board Of Regents Luncheon
Visiting historians attending the history department of history at Co-
meeting of the American lIi!torical lumbia university since 1912, at which
association will be guests of the time he was engaged as a lecturer
Board of Regents at a luncheon at the there. He is on the editorial staff of
Bt aa l o a the Yale university historical notion
jUnion, Thursday, Dec. 31. Prof. pictures, and has been a research
Arthur L. Cross, of the history de- associate of the Carnegie In-
partment, who is in charge of the stitute. He is a trustee of the New
program, stated that Dixon R. Fox, York state historical association, and
associate professor of history at Co- joint editor of the quarterly publica-
lumbia university, and George M. tion of that association.
Wrong, head of the history depart- Professor Wrong has been at the







Practice Of Offering Contracts
Undergraduates Scored In
Tentative Resolutioi


(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Dec. 15.-Agitation to
"combat a tendency to overemphasize
and professionalize" football may
take concrete form when the National
Collegiate Athletic association, repre-
sentative of colleges and universities
in all pa'rts of the country, holds its
20th annual conference here Dec. 30.
Listing the signing of co lege un-
dergraduates by professional football
teams and the banqueting of its all-
American eleven by the New York
Sun of examples of developments
which jeopardize the intercollegiate
.games, the association's executive pro-
posed five remedies to meet the exist-
ing situation.
Remedies Suggested
These remedies embodied in a tent-
ative resolution forwarded to the N. C.
A A. in an announcement signed by
Pres. Palmer E. Pierce, and Sec.
Fiank W. Nicholson, would combat
professionalism by first limiting pre-
season training; second, limiting thel
numbers of intercollegiate contests;
third, limiting the number of games
played in other than colleges stadia
fourth, abolishing the -so-called ath-;
letic schol'arships and improper pro-
selything; fifth, encouadaging intra-
mural games.
The resolution also would provide
that "educational institutions be fur-
ther recommended to refuse hereafter
to employ or continue in employment
any coach, trainer, rules official, or.
others who, in any capacity, give serv-
ice to or taid in the promotion of pro-
fessional football."
Drastic Steps Necessary
The resolution emphasizes the -need
for such drastic steps bn maintaining,
that "intercollegiate football has be-
come so popular and commercialized
so seriously as to affect the chief edu- E
cational purpose of colleges; that his-
tory and experience teach that health-
ful, recreation competitive sports die,
.when infiicted with professionalism;
that promoters of professionial foot-
ball have this fall for the first time
induced undergraduates to leave col-
lege and join their elevens; and that
the New York Sun on Dec. 5 banquet-
ed a group of prominent undergrad-
uate footbiall players and presented to
each of themr a present of such great
value that the acceptance of it as a
prize by a winning athlete would have
professionalized him."
President Clarence Cook Little will
be entertained by the combined civic
organizations of Saginaw at a banquet
and reception tomorrow night. He
will speak at the banquet on "Educa-
tion for Citizenship."
Music for the reception will be fur-
nished by the Varsity band, which will
take the trip to Saginaw in special
busses leaving here at 1 o'clock. Sup-
plementing the program of band num-
bers will be solos and novelties. Sev-
eral new numbers have been learned
by the band, including a band ar-
rangement of "Men of the Maize and
Blue," which will be given for the
first time at this concert.
Lawyers' Smoker
To Be Held Later
Because of the proximity of Christ-
mas vacation, and because of other
conditions making improbable a repre-
sentative attendance, the all-law
smoker to have been held tonight at
the Union has been postponed to a
time promising a larger audience,
'Within the first two weeks after re-
sumption of classes, it was announced
yesterday afternoon.
Money for tickets already sold will
be refunded from 10 to 12 o'clock to-
morrow at a table on the first floor
of the Law building.

meont at Toronto university, will{
speak, and two other speakers are to
be arranged for.
Professor Cross has made tentative
arrangements to have J. Franklin
Jameson, director of the department
of historical research of the Carnegie
Institute of Washington, D. C., appear
on the program. The fourth speaker
is to be announced in a few days, Prof.
Cross said.
Professor Fox has been with the

University of Toronto as professor of
history since 1894. He was educated
at University College, of Toronto, and
took orders in the Church of England
in 1833, but since tlat time has been
engaged in academic work. He is the
author of several books, among which
are "A History of the British Nation,"
"The Fall of Canada," and "Washing-
ton and His Companions in Arms."
Professor Cross will be the toast-
master at the banquet.

.... .

"The Greeks Of The New World" To
Be Subject Of Noted Expert On
American Archeology
Dr. Sylvanus G. Morley, interna-
tional authority on Central American
archeology, will speak on "The Greeks
of the New World" at 4:15 o'clock this
afternoon in Natural Science auditor-
ium. For many years Dr. Morley has
specialized in the hieroglyphic writing
of the Maya Indians of Guatemala and t
Yucatan, and has added considerable
to the world's knowledge of this coin-
plex subject. After receiving his M.
A. in archeology from Harvard in 1908,
he did field work for the School of
American Archeology, of the Archeo-.
logical Institute of America.
In 1915 he became associated with
the Carnegie Institution and has de-
voted the spring of each of the suc-
ceeding years to the exploration ofl
the tropical jungles of Central Amer-
ica in searchof Maya cities. In the
course of more than 15 years of such
explorations Dr. Morley has greatly
extended the list of known Maya cities.
In 1924 he was placed in charge of
the Carnegie Institute Chichen Itza
project, the purpose of which is to
I excavate portions of the largest andl
best known Maya city of the late em-

Critic Believes Method Of Teaching
Shakespeare (reatly Improved
III Recent Years
"Progress in English drama has
greatly increased during the last
thirty years", Walter Pritchard Eaton,
famous drama critic, declared yester-
day afternoon in his lecture here.
Above all, the progress in Shakespeare
has been advanced, especially in the
manner in which it is presently taught,
according to Mr. Eaton.
Mr. Eaton explained the break in theI
types of writing comedies after the
time of Shakespeare. "Shakespearef
was an excellent writer," Mr. Eaton
stated, "because he wrote for all types
of London people. London theatres
were then attended by all classes of
people and the kind of audience de-I
termined the type of plays that were
presented. Thus Shakespeare wrote
in a language that was known and
understood by all people. It was such
a standard language and so free from
slang expressions of that time that his
plays have lasted for hundreds of
years and are still read and under-
'The reason for the short life of
modern dramas is that usually they!
are written on what might be called
a slang basis. The main feature of

East Must Now Pay Freight On Lumi.
ber That Might Be Grown In Own
Back Yard
Tracing the development of forestry
as a profession and pointing out thatI
trained men are needed in forestryj
work, Prof. H. H. Chapman of the
forestry school of Ygle university,
speaking on "The Necessity of a Pro-
fession of Forestry in America," open-
ed a series of University lectures on{
forestry yesterday afternoon in
Natural Science auditorium. Profes-
sor Chapman emphasized that the
duty of the forester was not only to
plant trees but to take care of them
scientifically, to organize public opin-
ion, and to protect them from the
danger of fires.
He stated that forestry has longI
been recognized as a profession in
Europe but that only recently has that
distinction been accorded it here. lie{
Illustrated the condition of timber
resources at the present time by call-
ing attention to the fact that the
Eastern states that formerly used
their own lumber now are forced to;
import it from the far West. He sum-
med up the situation by saying, "The'
East is paying freight for lumber
which could be produced in her back
yard." The East has been stripped,
Ithe South has many desolate areas,
the middle West is almostbarren of
lumber resources, and the final chap-
ter is being written by the ruthless
cutting of timber in the far West, ac-
cording to Professor Chapmjan. 1
The struggle to establish forestry
as a profession was started by a Ger-i
man, Dr. Fernow, who came to thisI
country and wes the first scientific
mnan in the field.'. The second pioneer
was Gifford Pinchot, now governor of'
Pennsylvaniaa, who carried on Dr.
Fernow's work and who, with the aidI
of President Roosevelt, established
the National forests. Other early
leaders were Dr. Joseph T. Rothrock j
of Pennsylvania, and the late Prof.
Filibert Roth of this University.
Although the forester's primary
work is to plant forests, and manage
them scientifically, it is also his duty
to get land-owners to consent to the
re-forestation of barren areas. TheI

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Applications for tickets to the
Illinois-Michigan football game
to be played on Ferry field next
fall are already being received
At the office of the Athletic as-
sociation here. More than a
dozen applications have been re-
ceived to date and they continue
to arrive at the rate of two or
three a week.
However, according to HarryE
A. Tillotson, business manager
of the association, applicants are
advised to withhold their re-
quests for tickets until the time
set for receiving them by the
Board in Control of Athletics.
Teaching Staff Included In Catalogue
Which Will Appear Not Later
Than January 15
Distribution of the abridged an-
nouncement for the Summer session
of 1926 will begin not later than Jan. 1
15, according to Dean E. 11. Kra'us of
the Summer session. The publication,
which lists all the courses by num-
her and title which will be offered
during the coming session, general
information regarding credits and
facilities for instruction, together with
the names of the instructors, will be
in the hands of prospective students
in ample time to allow reference be-
fore second semester elections begin.,
The number of courses to be offered
in 1926.is measurably larger than that
of any previous Summer Session, Dean
Kraus indicated. The work of the
Summer Session is .similar in method,
character, and credit value to that of
the academic year, although the con-
stitution of the student body in the
summer school is materially different
from that of the regular session.
Prominent educators have stated their
conviction that every college student
should attend at least one summer
session before graduation.
Instruction in the colleges and
schools continuing work during the
summer months is offered by a staff
selected largely from the regular fac--
ulties, supplemented by teachers select-!
ed for their outstanding record in the
various fields.
Dean Kraus indicated that more
than 5,000 copies of the abridged an-
nouncement will be printed for dis-
tribution among students of the Uni-
versity, while 55,000 will be prepared
for distribution broadcast over the na-
Before the release of the announce-
ment, accounts of the various courses!
to be offered, the amount of credit to
be given, together with a list of the
instructors in the different depart-
ments will appear at intervals in The



Fraternity Presidents Given Until
Friday To State Selection To
Avoid'Arbitrary System
Machinery for the enforcement of
the prohibition law will be put in ac-
tion at the University under one of
three plans presented to the fraternity
presidents by President Clarence Cool
Little at a meeting yesterday after-
noon. It was pointed out that plans
outlined are not intended as correc-
tives, but are merely preventative
President Little called attention to
the existence of the prohibition law,
pointed out the fact that this is a
state university, and declared that as
such 1t is obligated to enforce the
statute, which is not only a national
law but a state law. "There is no

Louis Loucheur
Deputies Fall To Accept Proposal,
And Force Fifth Downfall
In Eight Months
By Associated Press)
PARIS, Dec. 15.-France's financial
troubles today caused the downfall of
the fifth minister who has grappled'
with them during the past eight
months. Louis Loucheur failed, as
did Caillaux, to propose solutions that
the principal elements of the govern-
ment majority in the Chamber of
Deputies would accept, and wasI
obliged'to resign, after receiving from
the finance committee of the chamber
the second rebuff in two days.
The opposition to M. Loucheur came
from the same group that obliged M.
Caillaux to retire, namely the social-
ists and extreme radicals, while Pain-
leve succumbed as did Demonzie and
Clementel, to the moderate conserva-
tive groups, with a few dissenting
The socialists were the most un-
compromising adversaries of the min-
ister, leading the fight against any
consideration of the measures he
The retirement of M. Loucheur is
considered as in no way affecting the
position of Premier Briand, who will
now be able, if he sees fit, to enlarge
his cabinet by taking in a represent-
ative of the moderate group, strength-
ening his government toward the}
right, and depriving the socialists of
'the influence they have exercised
throughout the present parliament
thus far.
In a letter to M. Briand, the finance
minister, confirming his resignation,
admits that his measures, twice re-
jected by the finance committee, "in-
volved heavy sacrifices," but affirms,
thaat "they were, in our opinion, neces-
M. Loucheur concludes with the
statement that the establishment of
French finance must not be delayed ,
on. accuuiiu of aimyonce npercnson an

pire, situated in the north central part the play is based upon slang expres-
of Yucatan. The results of the first siofns and after these expression have

two seasons' work were so noteworthy lost their humor the play is dead. bogies or the forester, fire and the
that the project promises to become This is the typical fault of the Ameri- land-tax problem, have been grad-
the most important archeological can drama." ually overcome through the efforts of I
study conducted in the new world, ac- Mr. Eaton declared that the present trained men, he declared.
cording to authorities. problem of authors is to write - in a He concluded his speech by praising
The Maya civilization, which is the 1 language that will be understood by the work of the graduates ot the Und-
subject of the lecture, is one of the I everyone in future times. As an Qx- versity's forestry department, and
most romantic and interesting phases ample of this type he cited Eugene lauded Prof Filibert Roth, for 20 years
of pre-Columbian history in the new IlO'Neill's "The IHairy Ape." "The lan- head of the department here, as "ani
world, according to Dr. C. E. Guthe of guage in this play is so low," he sa inspiring teacher, and a man with un-
the anthropology museum here. These "that it is typical of that type of man tiring energy.
Indians were the only group to de- the world over and is understood by
velop a system of writing, which is everyone and will be so in years to
!unique in that it represents that stagel come." if S!iHF SNW LT
in the development of records at Mr. Eaton concluded with the state-
which symbols cease to be pictures meut that one of the most serious TT I
only, and become signs of phonetic degridations of the modern English TTEND HEALFIIEING~
elements and. ideas. language lies in the fact that. modern
The Mayas are also famous for children, being brought up in homes Dr. Warren E. Forsythe, director of
their knowledge of concrete construe- where slang is used to extremes, as D the Whealth service, and Dr. John
tion, which made it possible for them it is in most modern homes, are zo- Sundwall of the Health service staff, I
to develop well-planned civic centers, ing their capacity of using the English I ofnthe sexth aervicestafg
consisting of courts and large stone language correctly. He stressed the I will attend the sixth annual amee-
buildings. importance of every person seeing, s ociation at Hotel Astor, New York
Dr. Morley's Lecture, which is open from time to time, some of the older Dec. 29 and 30. This organization is
to the public, will be illustrated with plays.Dc.m29sad 30.Thysioranin isri
many colored lantern slides. He will composed of thephysicians in charge I
coclud hi tal wih chrcol drw- of student health in colleges and uni-
conclude his talk wi charcoal draw- Prof. Wagner Will versities throughout the country.
ings oh g .The program of this nmeeting in-
Attend Convent on eludes the reading of several papers I
WASHINGTON. - An unfavorable mi subjects relating to the prevention
Ireport on the seating of Gerald P.: I
eas snator from North Dakota, Prof. Charles M. Wagner, of the Ro- of disease among university students,
was adopted Monday by the Senate mance languages department, was a symposium on mental hygiene, and
elections committee.chosen by the local chapter of the a discussion of the prevention and
American Association of University 'care of juries sustained in athletic
DETROIT.-Production of alumin- Professors at its meeting last night, contests. The principal address will
um from ialunite by a process discov- to be the chief delegate to the annual, be made by Dr. T. ,A. Storey of the
ered by him, was announced today by convention of the association to be I College of the City of New York on a
Dr. Richard Moldenke. held in Chicago, Dec. 28 and 29. subject not yet announced. Dr. For-
sythe is secretary of this association.;
Students Receive. G
Literary College
Industry, a comprehensive knowl -sary for the young man who is serv- L
edge of world affairs, a well trained lug his apprenticeship in a legal firmI
memory, reasoning power, technical to spend at least 12 hours in constant In the course of the past 10 days
ywork to gain his position as a member more than 250 warnings and 100 pro~
training, and integrity were named as of the establishment, was his warn- bation notices have been mailed to
the six fundamental requisites of a ( ing, although this same qualification I students in the literary college from
successful lawyer by Prof. E. Blythe would apply almost equally well to the office of Assistant Dean Wilbur R.
Stason, of the Law school, speaking most professions, he added. ' Humphreys of that school. As against
last night in Lane hall. Professor In speaking of the ability to rea- 148 notices of warning and 68 of pro-

Indignation with the methods
which the University authori-
ties plan to use in enforcing the
( prohibition laws, caused more
. than 60 fraternity men to hold a
meeting in the Union last night.
"We believe that the Univer-
sity has overstepped its rights,"
said one of the leaders. "A citi-
zen is protected from having per-
sons enter his house, except
when a search warrant is issued
and then the entrance must be
made by officers of the law. Stu-
dents should have this same pro-
tection; the University should
not force a proctor system upon
the fraternities.
As the gathering only repre-
sented 25 fraternities, it was de-
cided to have another meeting at
10:30 o'clock tonight at the
3 Union, at which all the fraterni-
ties will be represented. I
way of getting around the fact that
we must enforce the observance of
this law," he said. "Its enforcement
is not a matter of choice but a duty,
since we are a state supported in-
stitution and not a private one."
Start With Fraternities
President Little pointed out that he
does not hold the fraternity men sole-
ly responsible for violations, but that
they consist of compact groups easily
reached, and the machinery can be
started with them and extended to
the independents later.
Fraternities are given the choice of
three methods of enforcement, and
they must decide which they indi-
vidually desire before the Christmas
vacation. The three miethods of sup-
ervision are to be by students, fac-
ulty, or by a proctor appointed by the
University. The first two plans al-
low the fraternities to select their
own supervisors; while the last leaves
the responsibility up to the Univer-
It was pointed out by President
Little that the action of each indi-
vidual groupawill be considered in-
dividually, that the plans adopted will
not be collectively effectiv% but that
each fraternity has the opportunity
of chosing the method which is most
agreeable to it.
Offers Three Plans
Under the first plan the fraternity
will name two faculty members, pref-
erably alumni or honorary members
of the organization, who will agree to
report violation of the Volstead act and
will endeavor to see that it is en-
The second plan calls for the se-
lection by the fraternity of five ac-
tive members of the chapter, who will
make it their duty to see that the law
is enforced.
i The names of those chosen under
either of the above plans must be re-
[ported in writing to the offce of
Joseph A. Bursley, Dean of Students,
for his approval before the beginning
of the holidays. In each case, those
who are to serve must be men actually
in favor of the enforcement of the
prohibition laws, and they must ap-
pear before Dean Bursley and sign
an agreement to report all violations,
In case no action is taken by the
fraternities or no report made by
I them to Dean Bursley by Friday, the
third scheme of enforcement will auto-
matically become effective. This will

e iucBim i on gran pxru~l~~ on account of any one proan
Is Reported By Committee that therefore, "with the greatest con-
fidence in the final achievement of
(By Associated Press) this virgin work," he will resign,j
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15.-The taxi rather thian hinder the task.
reduction bill held straight to its(
course in the House again today as ,
the opponents trampled down amend-
ments to important provisions.
Without even a record vote the Ii1
Ilouse swept aside an amendment pro- SEE"STEPPING STONES
posing to continue the publication of !
income tax returns.
Stuborn fgtrs weremaBlock Of Seats Reserved For Opera
Stubborn fights were made on the jeMmsAn tes
provision for increasing personal ex-
emption but terms of the bill as fram- Two hundred seats in the New De-
ed by the ways and means committee troit Opera house for "Stepping
to relieve 2,500,000 income tax payers Stones", Friday evening, Jan. 22, have1
from federal taxation were reported. been reserved by Homer Heath, trea-
The bill increases the exemptions ; surer of the Union opera, especially
from -$1000 to $1,400 for single persons for members of the "Tambourine"
and from $2,500 to $3,500 for married company, Mimes, and other students
persons. An amendment by Rep. Mary who wish to see the performance in
T. Norton, Democrat, New Jersey, to Detroit that evenin Te block o
boost te exemption to $2,500 for seats, comprising a large portion of
single persons and to $5,000 for mar- the main floor, was reserved largely
- ied persons was defeated, 207 to 64. for the purpose of giving Mimes' mem-
Representative Rainey, of Illinois, erivt n g to s rothy
a Dmocatc meumerof he ay an ;hers an opportunity to see Dorothy
a Democratic member of the ways and tnwo asretyelcdan
!means conmmittee, conducted a -fight I Stone, who was recently elected an
sttI honorary member of that organization,
against any increase in the exemption Ias welt as Roy Hoyer, who arranged
for married persons. This was lost all of the dances for "Tambourine."
weMichigan students will attend the
musical comedy in formal dress. The
Hobbs A dSlosson price of the tickets is not known as
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