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$363,706.06 IS REALIZED FROM 1925
324,222 Persons Witnessed The Games;
Illinois Contest Drew Crowd
Of 67,586
Michigan's share of the profits of
the 1925 football season amounted to
$363,706.06, a figure which breaks all
records established in past gridiron
seasons, according to the annual re-
port of the Board in Control of Ath-
letics, which was presented to the
University Senate by Prof. Ralph W.
Aigler of the Law school, last night.
A total amount of $630,596.50 was paid
by the 326,222 persons who witnessed
the eight games in which the Wol-
verine team 'took part.
The largest attendance of the sea-
son was registered at the Illinois
game, when 67,886 persons crowded
intothe Memorial stadiumat Cham-
paign. The largest profit was derived
from the Navy game here, due to the
contract with the Navy, which calls
for the home institution taking the
entire proceeds. A total of 46,945 per-
sons, the limit of the capacity of Ferry
field, saw the game and'the Athletic
association netted $99,341.00.
The attendance and Michigan's
share of the receipts for the games
in the 1925 championship season fol-

Attendance Net
Michigan State ...27,644 $14,775.00
Indiana ..........19,910 13,941.21
Wisconsin*......42,000 35,000.00
Illinois ..........67,886 72,912.63
Northwestern ...28,099 29,278.00
Navy ...........46,945 99,341.00
Ohio State .....46,880 49,637.03
Minnesota.......46,858 49,423.19
The complete report of the Board
for the fiscal year ending June 30,
1925, shows that football was the only
sport that did not show a large deficit
at the end of the season, the profit
realized on the gridiron amounting to
$270,343.96. Approximately $9,000 was
lost in baseball; $5,000 in basketball;
and $18,000 in track. Intramural and
interscholastic expenses were $2,300
in excess of receipts and special
sports, such as hockey, swimming, and
others, lost more than $11,000.
During the year, a loan of $250,000
on the Yost field house was repaid,
and since last July 1, all indebted-
nesses have been paid. Additional
expenses listed in the report include
the purcnase of more land, calling for
an outlay of more than $50,000; the
rebuilding of the so-called Weinberg
Coliseum for $12,000; and the re-
modeling of the old Varsity club
house for use as an administration
building at a cost of $10,000. The
space in the Yost field house vacated
by the administrative departments
are to be turned over to the four year
course in physical education and in-
tramural athletics. More than 2,000
lockers will be installed for the use
of those participating in intramural
The $363,706.06 profit on the gridiron
games last fall is not clear profit, for
the cost of equipment, traveling ex-
penses, salaries of coaches, and the
expense of keeping up Ferry field
must be deducted from this figure.
These costs are not included in the
report submitted by Professor Aigler
last night, but in the 1924 season they
amounted to $35,889.18, and it is ex-
pected that the 1925 total will ap-
proximate this figure.
Although no recent action has been
taken by the Board in Control of Ath-
letics concerning the proposed new
stadium, pending the report on the
athletic situation by the faculty com-
mittee, appointel by Acting President
Lloyd, which was also presented to
tha Senate last night, the report of
the Board gives the reasons for its
action in approving the general plans
prepared by Coach Fielding H. Yost,
director of intercollegiate athletics,
which call for the erection of a new
stadiuma out side of Ferry field proper,
seain more than 70,000 persons and
costing approximately $900,000, ex-j
clusive of the site.

VOTE 359 TO 1
Massachusetts Democrat Gives Only1
Opposition To Measure Proposed
By Coolidge
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.-By a votet
of 359 to 1, the House today approved
a resolution to authorize the approp-
riation of $50,000 to defray expensesE
of American delegates to the prelimi-
nary disarmament conference ar-
ranged by the League of Nations.
Representative Connely, Democrat,t
Massachusetts, cast a single vote
against the resolution, which now
goes to the Senate for final action.
Mr. Connely did not explain his op-
position. The resolution complied
with a request made by President
Coolidge, who, in a special message
explained that the appropriation would
permit acceptance of an invitation by
the Council ofnthe League of Nations
to attend the conference, which is tou
be held at Geneva.
Two amendments to the resolution
were rejected by the House on points
of order. One by Representative Fish,
Republican, New York, sought to have
placed onthe agenda of the confer-
ence a resolution to consider means
of outlawing a nation waging a ware
of aggregression, while the other byI
Representative Berger, Socialist, Wis-
consin, proposed that the "presidentp
suggest to the conference the neces-c
sity of revising the Versailles treaty."
Chairman Porter, of the House for- 1
eign affair committee, which report-r
ed the resolution said that while het
favored the proposal by Mr. Fish, thef
amendment "clearly infringes on thet
treaty making powers of the Presi-
dent. t
University offices were crowded I
throughout the day yesterday, open-
ing the four-day period of classifi-n
cation for second semester literaryn
college courses. Officials were unabler
to estimate the number classifying on f
the first day, but expressed the beliefs
that it was greater than is usual for i
the first day of the classification
Classification committees will con-c
tinue in session and the recorder's h
office will receive election cards until a
Thursday when classification is to end.v
Class cards and election blanks areI
issued to seniors and juniors in thep
recorder's office in University hall,p
but the classification committee is in
session during the forenoons only.
The sophomore elections committeed
meets from 2 to 5 'clock daily in rooma
25 Angell hall; while the freshmanC
elections committee is in session dur-p
ing the same hours in room 1035
Angell hall. Representatives of the t
two committees will be in room 4,e
University hall, during the forenoons. n.

Navy Reports
1Discovery of
Active Volcano
(By Associated Press)
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18.-Discov-
ery of a new volcano, located on the
tiny Albemarle island of the Galapago
group, off the coast of Ecuador, has
been officially entered in the record
of the Navy hydrographic office here.
The discoverey was reported by Capt.
J. C. Collier of the Union Oil Tank
steamer Montebello, which is docked
at Point Richmond, on San Francisco
bay today.
The Montebello sighted the volcano
Jan. 5 and approached to within half
a mile of the island to take photo-
graphs. These reveal what Collier
describes as a small crater a mile
inland, connected by a deep fissure
with a large crater higher up in the
mountain. The volcano was pouring
a "lava stream some 20 feet wide and
as many feet deep into the ocean
when the Montebello came in sight
of the island, "creating a shoal which
the Montebello reported as a menace
to navigation.
"Polkies Of Irish Free State" Will
Be Subject Of Lecture To Be i
Given Tomorrow
Speaking on the subject "The Pres-
ent Policies of the Irish Free State",
Prof. Timothy A. Smiddy, minister
plenipotentiary from the Irish Free,
State and professor of economics at
Cork university, will speak at 4:15
o'clock tomorrow afternoon in New-
berry Hall auditorium. Due to the
efforts of Prof. Jesse S. Reeves, ofl
the political science department, Pro- t
fessor Smiddy was obtained for thist
Professor Smiddy is the first minis-f
ter of the Irish Free State to the
United States and has been in Amer-t
ica on ministerial business since 1924,
lthoughl he first came in 1922 to pro-
mnote trade relations between Irelandt
and the United States. An article in<
the Gaelic American at the time when
he first took up his positicn in Wash-
ington, states, "In the selection of
Prof. T. A. Sniddy as the first minis-t
ter plenipotentiary to Washington no1
more happy choice could have been
made by the Irish government. Al-
ready he has won the respect and
friendship of the official world at thet
seat of the American government. Of
unassuming and attractive manner lie
has borne with dignity the long period
that preceded recognition in a way to
command the fullest admiration. Of1
high scholastic attainments, refined
and cultured, his diplomatic bearing
will do much to raise the prestige of
Ireland and to bring to her side thee
powerful weight of American sym-
pathy in matters of mutual interest
between the two nations.",
Professor Smiddy has been in great
demand as a speaker in this country
and has delivered addresses in manyc
cities. His speeches, according to re-
ports, are brief, concise and do much
to raise the widespread ignorance oft
he Irish economic situation. He was
educated abroad in France and Ger-
many, and has traveled extensively.l



Drama Critic
Will Deliver
IAddress Herel




Daugherty, Illinois Forward, Scores
Six Field Goals And Registers
Five Points From Fouls
By Joseph Kruger, Sports Editor
Hollis Martin's one hand shot with
but 40 seconds remaining to play gave
Illinois a 31-29 victory over the Wol-
verine five last night at Yost field
house, bringing Michigan from undis-
puted possession of first place into a
tie with five other schools, Illinois,
Wisconsin, Ohio State, Iowa and Pur-
With Michigan fighting desperately
to keep her season's slate clean and
to tighten her grip on first place, and
with Illinois determined to stay up
with the leaders, the two teams waged
a bitter struggle, the score being
deadlocked on eight occasions during
the game.
Daugherty, Illini forward seems to
harbor a personal grudge against the
Wolverines, for this speedy athlete
played the greatest game of his ca-
reer last night, just as he had played
the best game of the year as Illinois'
fullback against Michigan on Oct. 24.
Daugherty scored six field goals and
accounted for fivefree th'rows out of
six attempts, for a total of 17 points.
The Michigan five, with Ed Cham-
bers, who shot five baskets and two
fouls, assuming the role of offensive
star, played a remarkable game, but
inability to make good on "dog" shots
plus their inability to stop Daugherty
cost them the contest. Employing the
floor formations that Coach Mather
had drilled them in this past week,
the Varsity five exhibited a new at-
tack that placed men in the open for
short shots repeatedly, but too many
failures were recorded.
Capt. Dick Doyle- was lost to the
team shortly after the start of the
second half when the tall center co-
mitted his fourth personal foul.
Wayne Schroeder replaced him for a
short while, and then Jim Martin took
Schroeder's place.
Michigan assumed an early lead
when Ed Chambersmade good on a
free throw, and Molenda scored two
pretty baskets in rapid succession.
Daugherty then started modestly withi
a free throw, and baskets by Martin,
of Illinois, and Ed Chambers made
the score 7-3. Daugherty followed
Chambers with his first long shot, and
another free throw, but Chambers
would not be outdone, and scored a
basket from the side on a pretty fol-
low of his own long heave.
Fouls by Daugherty and Mauer, and
a long field goal by the former, then
sent Illinois ahead 10-9, but thiswas
shortlived as Chambers tied matters
with a foul. Free throws by Molenda
and Harrigan, and a spectacular field
goal by Cherry, concluded Michigan's
scoring for the first half, which end-
ed 14-14.
Chambers started the second period
with a field goal, and Daugherty re-
taliated with a long shot, again tying
the count. Baskets by Captain Haines
and Martin then gave the Ilini a four
point lead . Jim Martin then replaced
Schroeder and within two minutes he
sank two baskets which tied the score,
ad Molenda sent Michigan ahead
with a two pointer.
With five minutes remaining to
play, Michigan led 25-23. Then
M.'auer, who had scored but one point
until this time, shot three straight
fouls and a field goal that gave Illini
the lead, 27-25. Chambers revived
Michigan's hopes with a basket, but
Daugherty, still in the game, shot a
long goal. Cherry then scored a
pretty shot, again evening matters,
but Martin scored the basket that'
gave victory to Illinois.
(Continued on Page Six)
OF siinF IuilNg Iip

Alexander Woolcott, recognized as
one of the foremost American dra-
matic critics, will give the sixth lec-
ture of the Oratorical association
season course Friday evening in Hill
auditorium. His subject will be, "Be-
hind the Stage".
As dramatic critic of the New York
World, Mr. Woolcott attends the open-
ing performance of every important
play which is presented in New York.
Upon his verdict the fate of many a
new play largely depends. He mn-
gles with famous men and women of
the stage, both in this country and
in Europe, and among his intimate
friends are popular performers and
dramatic authors.
In his lecture he deals with a num-
ber of topics that appeal to all who
are interested in plays, playwrights,
theatre-going, the characteristics of
actors and audiences, and the mys-
teries of life behind the footlights.
Dr. Mais Tells Committee Youth
Movement Teaches Worship Of
Ihuman Body
(By Associated Press)
COLUMBUS, Jan. 18.-Communism
and "the youth movement" have foot-
holds at Ohio State, Dr. Clarence
Mars, Columbus physician and politi-
cal writer, today declared before the
University investigating committee.
Both communism and "the youth
movement" are subject to orders from
Moscow he said. Dr. Maris described
the youth movement as teaching wor-
ship of the human body and resist-
ance to parental restraint. The so-
cialistic organization, which he de-'
clared existed at a higher state, is a
branch of the League of Industrial'
Democracy. The committee is inves-
tigating charges of alleged comun-
ismi and drinking at the university
following the arrest of Dadney Hor-
ton, English instructor, for illegal
manufacture of liquor. Dr. Maris ad-
mitted authorship of the Hopley reso-
lution introduced into the Ohio senate
last year, proposing an investigation
of alleged "red" activities at the uni-
versity and other state educationall
He mentioned again the names of
Ohio State instructors which appeared
in the Hopley resolution. He said
that Prof. C. C. North, head of the
sociology department is "active in a
seditious organization at Ohio State.",,
North together with Prof. H1. R. Spen-
cer, and F. W. Coker, of the politicald
science department, Prof. J. A. Leigh-
ton, of the philosophy department, and
several others of whose names he was
Inot sure, took part in a communistic
meeting in Columbus he declared.
At the time the Hopley resolution
was introduced last year, these pro-
fessors denied connections with theJ
"Forty-eighters", a radical organiza-
Asked by acting president George
W. Wrightmire of the University, if
he had any knowledge of what went
on in the class rooms at Ohio tSate,
Dr. Maris replied "I have not."
Sen. James R. Hopley, Bucyrus,
sponsor of the "anti-red" resolution,
appeared and declared previous to in-
troduction of his resolution he had'
received complaints from parents al-
leging their children were being9
taught communism.
Dr. Maris said he testified to noth-
ing to which he did not have docu-
nentary evidence. He left as evi-
dence a sheaf of newspaper clippings,
articlescle hastwritten for publica
tion, a copy of the Hopley resolution,'
and the report of the New York leg-1
islature's investigation of seditious ac-'
tivities in the United States.

NEW YORK, Jan. 18.-Clas
Thundurg, of Finland, Olympic
speed skating champion met de-
feat for the second time in this
country in a three cornered I
match tonight against Joe
I Moore, of Nev York, and Charles
Gorman, of Canada. The Finn
finished a poor third in a race
of one and one-half miles. Moore
led Gorman over the finish In a
sensational sprint by two yards.
Secretary Withholds Definite Approv-
al Pending Study Of Protested
Clauses By Experts
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTiON, Jang 18.-A fight
against some provisions of the tax re-
duction bill, added unanimously, re-
ported to the Senate by its finance
committee, appears certain -despite
the compromise agreement between
Democrats and Republicans. The pro-
visions for repeal of the inheritance
tax and the publicity of income tax
returns are almost certain to be made
the basis of the contest by some West-
ern senators of both parties.
Secretary Mellon withheld definite
approval of the bill today pending a
study by experts to determine the full
extent of the reductiom it will pro-
vide. He had warned the finance
committee to hold the total of reduc-
tions to the $330,000,000 limit approv-
ed by the House, but Chairman Smoot
of the Senate committee estimated the .
bill would probably provide for at
least $360,000,000 in reductions.
Senator Borah, Republican, of Ida-
ho, in a brief discussion of the bill in
the Senate today, expressed doubt
that the "farmers will be consoled by
the agreement of the two great part-
ies,; to slash surtax rates and repeal
inheritance taxes." -
Chairman Smoot said he would
present the bill to the Senate as soonj
as it is printed, but he expressed;
doubt that this would be possible be-
fore Wednesday. He will then wait
at least two days for the senators to
study its provisions and- indicated lie
would not seek to call it up for con
sideration before the end of the week.
Effinger IS
Made Head Of'
College Body,
Dean John R. Effinger, of the lit-
erary college, was elected president
of the Association of American Col-
leges in the final session of the con-
vention, Saturday, Jan. 1 held in the
Hotel Astor in New York city. Dur-
ing one of the early meetings, Dean I
Efhinger submitted the annual report
of the committee on academic free-
dom andacademic tenure, of which
he is chairman.
Other officers elected were vice-
president, Lucien R. Briggs, president
of Milwaukee Downer college; secre-
tary, Robert L. Kelly, of New York
city college; treasurer, Dr. Bernard I.
Bell, president of St. Stephen's col-
lege. Chancellor Samuel P. Cape,

of tie University of Buffalo, was ap-
pointed to the American council of
During the closing sessions the
problem of the honor system in exami-


Recommendations Will Be Acted Upon
By Board Of Regents At Meeting
To Be Held Jan. 28
Unanimous approval of a new sta-
dium, seating at least 60,000 persons,
was exp'ressed by the University Sen-
ate last night, following the reading
of the report of the special committee
to consider the athletic situation. The
committee endorsed the project, "pro-
vided the larger stadium is properly
located, built with the 'utmost econ-
omy and subsequently filled under a
system of ticket distribution which of-
fers substantial guarantee as to ,the
character of the crowd."
The recommendation will be con-
sidered by the Board of Regents at its
meeting on Jan. 28.
The expansion of the intercollegiate
athletic facilities should, in the opin-
ion of the committee, be accompanied
by a similar expansion in the field of
intramural sports, including the erec-
tion of a minor-sports building and
the improvement of conditions at Pal-
mer field for women's athletics. A
new, larger, and better equipped gym-
nasium, located close to the campus,
should be included in the University's
immediate building program, accord-
ing to Dean Edmund E. Day of the
School of Business Administration,
who served as chairman of the Senate
The plan of enlarging the present
structure on Ferry field was aban-
doned in favor of an entirely new sta-
dium, located outside the built-up sec-
tions of the city, but in close prox-
imity to main lines of travel. Ferry
field was thought unfit for the new
structure,' due to the fact that the
sub-soil would present serious diffi-
culties in the building of a permanent
structure, expenses would be increas-
ed, and the present location, needed
for the accommodation of intramural
sports, should not be devoted to a
structure used but a few times a
As for the financing of the stadium,
the committee is opposed to any plan
which involves the sale of bonds car-
rying the privilege of preferred foot-
ball ticket applications. The distribu-
tion of tickets should be kept free
of any encumbrances. The Board in
Control of Athletics has a substantial
surplus already on hand and it will
have a considerably larger surplus
by ,the time payments on a new sta-
dium have been made. The committee
believes the new stadium can be
financed without either resorting to a
drive or borrowing excessively.
- Believing that the present method
of ticket distribution can be improved,
the report states that restrictions on
attendance should be imposed "to
control the influence of the character
of the crowd on the character of the
game." The system advocated would
give preference to students and
alumni over applicants who have never
attended the University, and to citi-
zens of the state of Michigan over
those of other, states. But, whatever
the basis of allotment, "applicants
should be made to feel some responsi-
bility for the proper use of the tickets
for which they apply." Given a wise
distribution of tickets, the committee
believes that the size of the crowd
will cease to be a major issue in the
athletic situation.
Granted that the present excessive
interest in / intercollegiate athletics
should be rectified the report stresses
the possibility of accomplishing this
by expanding other student interest
and activities as well as by curtailing
intercollegiate sports. "'Strong rival
interests are sadly needed among both
alumni and undergraduates," the re-
port points out. "Among the under-
graduates, scholarship needs to be
made imore attractive. Among the
alumni the more fundamental prob-
lems and policies of the University
need to be presented and discussed.
Much can be accomplished along these
lines by intelligent organization and



Professional Football Called
Parasite By Aigler In Report

Describing professional football as
a parasite, living on the reputation of
players who achieved fame on college
gridirons, Prof. Ralph W. Aigler, of
the Law school, expressed the attitude
of Michigan on the professionalizing l
of football and the performance of
Harold Grange, of Illinois, in the re-
port of the Board in Control of Ath-
letics, presented to the University
Senate last night.
"There is nothiing necessarily dis-
honorable in professional football ,
the report declares. "However one
j may regret what was done by Mr.

Without the training and reputation
gained in college football, the p'rofes-
sional game would not have a chance.
The promoters of professional foot-
ball simply capitalize such training
and reputations; and there is always
the temptation in the money offered to
draw men away from college before
their course is completed.
"Our objection is not to professional
football in and of itself, but to its re-
latiohsmip with and effect on the col-
lege game and, college careers. The
frequently quoted expression of opinion
by one of the undergraduate eastern



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