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V014. XXXVI. No. 102





Metropolitan Street Car Systems And
Large Railroads Will Not Be
Affected By Truck Era
Classifying highways as an integral
part of the nation's system of trans-
portation, Prof. Henry E. Riggs of the
*civil engineering department, pointed
out the future of highway engineering
in the fifth change of transport meth-
ods that is now materially affecting1
our public utilities, in an address last,
night, before a dinner of the Michi-
gan association of road commissioners
and engineers held in connection with
the twelfth annual conference on high-
While it is deemed impractical to
predict the various phases of this
change, its principal features were ex-.
plained as greater prominence of co-
ordinated motor transport, accom-
panied by a corresponding decline of
the small state railroad and the small
town street car system.
On the other hand, explained Pro-
fessor Riggs, the large railroads will
be little disturbed by motor truck
transportation, and the metropolitan
street railway system must be main-
tained in one way or another. Thea
five and half billion dollars invested,
and the heavy morning and evening
peaks, cite this business as one that,
cannot be replaced by busses alone.
For the present, at least, the freigh~
traffic of the large railroads is secureT
because there are not enough trucks
in the country to handle one-fourth
the amounts carried.
Highway Engineering Field Widening
The present transport problem was
characterized as the maintenance of
all means of transportation for the
best service to the public. While the
exact procedure is not evident, it is
clear, said the speaker, that the high-
way engineer will soon find his field
broadened to include the principal
forms of land transportation.
Chief among the other speakers in-
troduced by Dean Mortimer E. Cooley
of the Engineering college, who acted I
as toastmaster, were H. U. Wallace,1
director of the Detroit municipal;
street railway, and George H. Pride,
highway transport engineer of New
York city.
Speaking on the "Transportation
Problems of the City of Detroit", Mr.
Wallace stated that the capacity of
Detroit streets for transportation has
been reached. The next step, he ex-
plained, must be the construction of
a subway system, or the use of street
cars on an express basis, making
stops a mile apart, and using busses
to servemthe intervening territory.
Recent studies indicate that traffic is
heavy enough to support the latter
system which would extend four miles
outward from the city hall.
Other problems in transportation
were sketched as delays caused by an
excess of railroad crossings andl the
congestion experienced from the auto-
mobile in the central sections. Solu- 1
tion of the latter difficulty will lie
in wider streets, no parking sections,
and one way streets, according to Mr.
Discuss Management Problems
Discussing the personnel problems
involved in the "Management of Men",
Mr. Pride enumerated more than 15
rules which tfe intelligent and suc-
cessful supervisor will use in direct-.
ing the labors of subordinates.
In the business session after the

speakers program, reports of various
committees wereheard and a new
board of directors, which will choose 1
the president for the next year, wasf

One year ago today, on Feb.
IS, 1925, President clarion Le-
Itoy Burtoni died at his home on
the campus. We feel it to be
very fitting that this anniver-
sary should be recalled by the
members of thIe University coin-
munity, and to that end have di-
rected the flag to be placed at
half-maist during the day in
President Burton's honor.




(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Feb. 17.-The Metro-
politan Opera House threw open its
doors tonight to the thousands who
had fought for seats to witness the
debut of 19-year-old Marion Talley, the
youngest American girl ever to make
her debut on its stage.
An eager delegation from her home
town, Kansas City, Mo., arrived early
to be on hand for the opening curtain
of Verdi's "Rigoletto". Firm in their
faith in the girl whose youthful talent
they had underwritten since she was
16, they had come from their Missouri
homes to behold the first triumph of
her career, which to them had become
a municipal enterprise.
(By Associated Press))
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 17.-Mexican
school teachers have been ordered to
stay out of politics or quit teaching.
Dr. J. M. Puig Casaurano, minister
of education, has requested the resig-
nations of all teachers who intend to
become candidates for any political
office. No proper right of a teacher
will be interfered with, it is stated,
but politics will not be permitted to
influence teaching or to interfere with
Mbxico's educational program.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.-Suffering
from a heavy cold, President Coolidge
cancelled a majority of his engae-
ments today and retired to the ex-
ecutive mansion to rest, and later in
the day returned to his office to dis-
pose of accumulating 'routine busi-
The President's indisposition ap-
peared to have yielded to treatment,
and assurance was given at the White
House that there was no cause for
alarm over his condition. Just before
dark, he took a stroll half way
around the White House grounds,
wearing a top coat which he often
has discarded on previous occasions
when the weather was much more
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Feb. 17.-Charley hoff
of Norway, tonight exceeded the
world's indoor pole vault record for
the fifth time establishing a new mark
of 13 feet 4 inches at the annual ath-
letic games of the Norwegian Turn
De Hart Hubbard, former Univer-
sity of Michigan colored flash, equal-
led -the world's indoor record of 7
seconds for 65 yards, in outsprinting
a field of five contestants in the sec-
ond feature event.

Crch, Miners Cabins And Boarding
House Carried Away By Rush I
Of Snow And Debris
(By Associated Press)
BINGHAM, Utah, Feb. 17.-An ava-)
lanche of snow and debris that swept
down the steep mountainside in Sap
!".tuic, nrt n ere l , uu ni u-ntitg, re-


(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Feb. 17.-A race with
the air squadrons of Bolshevik Rus-
sia to claim land which might be used
as a military flying base north of
Alaska or Siberia probably will be the!
result of the Polar Flying expedition
which he will command, Lieut. Leigh
Wade, round-the-world army flyer, told
the Associated Press today.
"It is the firm opinion of every
member of our party," Lieut. Wade
said, "that the Bolsheviks plan to beat
us to it in finding the continent which
we feel assured lies in the uncharted
seas above Alaska. While we have no
direct evidence of this, there is so
much circumstantial evidence, that.
we are planning our trip definitely
with the idea of getting there ahead
of the Bolsheviks if we can."
Two Officers Face Reprimands As The
Result Of Investigation Of
Propaganda Activities
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.-The avia-
tion storm precipitated by Sec. Dwightj
Davis, when he ordered an investiga-I

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Two Choral Worlis, "Elijah
"The Lament For Beowuilf"
Included On Program



I Gulch, near here, this morning, re~-
sulted in 26 known deaths, with the
jpossibility of the toll being swelled
considerably with the estimate early
tonight that 50 men, women, and chil-
dren remained buried. In addition to
the 26 bodies removed during the day,
30 persons were taken out alive, 151
of them injured.
As the mass of snow, accumulated
from the heaviest snowstorm of the
winter, let loose on the mountainside
above the gulch, in whicl are located
the Utah-Delaware and Utah-Apex
mines, it swept trees and rocks with
it and filled the narrow canyon,
which is only several hundred feet
Men, women, and children were
caught without warning when the ava-
lanche struck the McDonald boarding
house and a smaller one nearby, con-
ducted by a Mrs. Simby. A small
church and about 20 miners' cabins,
lining both sides of the gulch, were
buried or swept away. The boarding
house and cabins, heated with stoves, |
caught fire as they were crushed in
the snow slide. Many of the victins
were terribly burned, and identifica-
tion of the bodies was extremely dif-
ficult. }
Virtually the entire first shift of
the Utah-Delaware mine was coming
off duty when the slide swept the
gulch sides clean and filled it with
debris. It was with a sudden thund-
ering roar that the slide tore down
the mountainside, said persons out-
side its path. As the mass gravitated
down, houses that had glistened in
the snow caved in like eggshells and
became a part of the moving mass.
Rescue crews pried their shovels
in limited areas that had been ropedI
off. Their efforts were speeded up
late today as the fires died down un-
der the mass of snow. More than
2,000 persons from the countryside
and neighboring towns had gathered
about the scene before dusk.

tion of propaganda activities within
the army air service headquarters to
determine responsibility for unauthor-
ized attempts to influence legislation
affecting the air service passed away
In its wake two officers, Maj. R. R
Arnold, and Maj. H. A. Dargue, were
left facing reprimands to be given by
Maj.-gen. Mason M. Patrick, chief of
the air service, who conducted the in-;
vestigation with the assistance of
Maj.-gen. Ely A. Helmick, inspector
general of the army.
Major Arnold will "be sent to an-
other station," while Major Dargue
will be left, so far as is known, to
carry on at his present post as chief
of the war plans division of the air
"Both of them," General Patrick!
said, in a formal statement, "will be
reprimanded, and one of them, no
longer wanted in my office, will be
sent to another station."
The atmosphere, which has' been!
more or less tense at the war depart-
ment, particularly in the air service
headquarters, and at the capital since
the investigation was initiated, was I
further cleared by an explanation giv-I
en by General Patrick when he an-
nounced the results of the inquiry.
'Taking cognizance of statements
which emanated primarily from con-
gressional quarters while the propa-
ganda inquiry was under way, and!
hinting that the war secretary had it
in mind to force General Patrick out
of the air service, the general volun-
teered the assertion that he believed,
"there was absolutely no foundation
of fact for any such sensational state-
ments." In presenting his views on
the air corps bill to the house mili-
tary committee, he had in no way dis-
I pleased Secretary Davis, he said, al-
though they differed from the attitude!
of the department's administration on
the proposal.
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May Festival week, May 19 to 22 c
inclusive, will offer the residents of f
Apn Arbor the opportunity of hearingb
a number of nationally known vocal t
and instrumental soloists as well as I
two choral works, "Elijah," by Men-s
delssohn, directed by Earl V. Moore, jt
musical director of the Festival, ands
"The Lament For Beowulf," written
and conducted by Howard Hanson,
musical director of the Eastman
School of Music, Rochester, N. Y.
Both of the works will be contributed
1iy the University Choral Union.
Florence Astral, English dramatic !
soprano, and Guiseppe Martinelli leadj
in the vocal soloists on the program.
Miss Astral will apear in the role that
has been her greatest success, "Elsa."
Guiseppe Martinelli, who is a Metro-
politan Opera tenor is not new to mu-
sic lovers in Ann Arbor, and will sing
numbers of his own choosing. Rich-
ard Bonelli, this season a barito e
with the Chicago Civic opera, w i
nake his Ann Arbor debut in the role s
of "Telramond" in "Lohengrin." l
Homer Will Choose Own Numbers ii
Louise Homer, contralto of operatic"
and concert experience will sing, 1
choosinig her own numbers. Other
vocal artists scheduled to appear are
Marie Sundelius, 1\Metropolitan Opera I
soprano, Augusta Lenska, of the Chi-
cago Opera company, Jeanne Laval,
contralto, who has appear'ed withi the j
Detroit Symphony orchestra and then
New York Oratorio society, Theodore i
Harrison, baritone, identified in Brit-d
ish circles and with the Apollo club'
of Chicago and James Wolfe, bassoI
of the Metropolitan Opera company. u
Levitsky Will Play Concerto 2
Mischa Levitsky, piano virtiosi t
known to three continents, will play D
a concerto with the orchestra Satur-t
day afternoon, making a special trip!
to Ann Arbor for the occasion. Albert I
Spaulding, American violinist, whose c
name has been associated with Kreis- I
ler and Heifetz will appear as a
soloist at the Friday afternoon con-I
cert. I
Of interest to Ann Arbor residentst
is the role of the "IHferald" in Lohen-I
grin," to be sung by Barre hill, '26,c
a musician prominent locally. Mr.t
Hill has appeared for three years in
the Michigan Union opera, and is a{
leading singer in the University Glee1
The Friday afternoon concert will
be featured by the Children's Festi-
val chorus under the direction of
Joseph . Maddy. The Chicago Sym-
phony orchestra directed by Fred-
erick Stock will participate in both
the choral and miscellaneous pro-
Outside Reading
Lists Prepoarcd
By Rhetoric,$taiff

(By Associated ress)
NEW YORK, Feb. 17.-American
eamen, by their courageous rescue
>f foreign seamen from sinking ships
luring the past three months, have
lone more to build up trade for the
American merchant marine than the
United States government with all its
nillions of dollars of resources, the
ofiicers and men of the steamship
President Roosevelt were told today.
J. Barstow Smull, chairman of the
ocal chamber of commerce commit-
tee on harbor and shipping, speaking
at a luncheon in honor of Capt. George
Fried and the crew of the Roosevelt,
said that in the last three months in-
land freight from London carried by
American ships had increased 55 per
cent. This was due, he said, to the
aith in American seamen which had
been instilled in foreign nations by
he heroic rescues of recent months.
These acts, he said, had dispelled the
skepticism of other nations in regard
o American seamen's ability to handle
Student Of Chinese Affairs To Talk
On "Far Eastern Question In 1
Its Relation To China"t
As the first speaker on the lecture
eries program of the School of Re-
igion for the second semester, given
n connection with the Seminar on
'The Moral Issues of Modern Life,"
Dr. Paul Hutchinson, author and stu-
dent of Chinese affairs, will discuss;
'The Far Eastern Question in its Re-
ation to China," at 4:15 o'clock to-
day in Natural Science auditorium.
Doctor Hutchinson, who has been
closely associated with China and its
moral and political problems for at
number of years, has recently made a
detailed survey of its internal chang-i
es and international relations.
From 1916 to 1921, Doctor hlutchin-
son was editor of the China Christian
Advocate of Shanghai, and also execu-
tive secretary of the China Centenary
Movement for the last two years of
that period. He was chairman of the
China Christian Literary council from
1922 to 1924, when he took over the
editorship of the Christian Century of
Doctor hlutchinson is the author of
several books dealing with Chinese I
problems: "Guide to Missio Sta-
tions in Eastern China," published in
1919; "The Next St'ep,"' which appear-
ed two years later; "The Spread of
Christianity," in 1922; "The World
Service of the Methodist Episcopal
Church," appearing in 1923, of which
he was part author; and "China's Real
Revolution," published,in 1924. Re-
cently he has contributed a series of
articles to the Atlantic Monthly, in
which he treats the crisis which re-
sulted from the impact of the West
upon the Orient.
He was sent as a delegate to the In-
stitute of Pacific Relations held at
Honolulu last summer, at which more
than 200 representatives from China,
Japan, Australia, Phillipines, andl
North America discussed the last
phases for the Far Eastern question.
Enrollment in the School of Relig-
ion, under whose auspices the lecture
is being given, has doubled that of
last semetser it was announced yes-
terday. The initial enrollment of last
semester was 33, rising to 43 during
the early part of that period, while
90 students have signed in the school
for the second semester.

txreat Impersonator First Gained
Fame In Playing "Hamlet," And
Now Acknowledged Peer of Booth
Phidelah Rice, recognized as a
master reader and prominently iden-
tified with a large school of expres-
sion in the East, will rad and inter-
pret "David Garrick" at 8 o'clock to-
night in Hill auditorium. He comes
here as the ninth number of the sea-
son lecture course of the Oratorical
Mr. Rice is well known to Lyceum
audiences, and wherever he has ap-
peared those whd have heard him
have been highly pleased with his
clean-cut delineations of character,
his swift and easy transitions from
type to type, together with his ability
to portray emotion. He is known to
have a wide repertoire, and officers of
the association feel that his program
here will show him at his best.
"David Garrick" is a comedy of
English life, and is one of Mr. Rice's
most popular presentations. The
characters and material of this pro-
duction are said to be admirably
adapted to the impersonator's art.
Started as Comedian
The artist first won success in the
monacting profession as a comedian,
and later found fame in impersonat-
ing "Hamlet." In the opinion of many
of his hearers, Mr. Rice is the peer
of Irving and Booth and other great
Shakespearean actors. His versatil-
ity in carrying his audience through
the maze of numerous characters
with remarkable delineation of each,
is said to have justified his reputa-
tion as one of the greatest imperson-
ators on the American platform.
Christine Thomsen made the fol-
lowing comment after witnessing a
presentation by Mr. Rice: "I have
seen 'Hamlet' for the first timb! This
was my happy sense when I had wit-
nessed the play as interpreted by
Phidelah Rice, the monactor. It was
by no means my first contact with
Hamlet. Born a Dane, he seemed al-
most a member of my family. Also
I had seen Sothern, Forbes, Robert-
son, Barrymore, and Hampden in the
part. But no performance had ever
satisfied as did the reading of Mr.
Rice. Was it because the trappings
of the stage scenery were gone and 1
could devote myself to the wonder
and beauty of the lines? Partly, I am
sure. But my imagination was awak-
ened from the very beginning to a
vivid sense of being face to face with
Hamlet himelf-mind and body!
Every character was touched in pass-
ing with the sure outnes of an etch-
ing, and each given his deserved
place, but Hamlet, the Prince, reign-
Charles F. Horner, manager of the
Redpath system of Chautauquas said,
"I consider Mr. Rice an artist of the
very highest type. He ranks above
all others in his line because there is
a finesse in his work, and an elevat-
ing atmosphere about his whole pro-
gram that transcends that of any of
his contemporaries on the platform."
William S. Taft, head of the Roches-
ter, Pa., public school system, says,
"During the last 15 years I have heard
at Chautauqua, N. Y., in summer, and
on lyceum courses in winter, the rep-
resentative readers of the United
e~n , Ti,,, ildom t Phid al h

(By Associated Press)
SCRANTON, Pa., Feb. 17.-The an-
thracite contract providing for a five-
year wage scale was signed at 5:15
o'clock this afternoon. This was the.

Arthur Bradley, director of the De-
troit branch of the New York Mutual
Life Insurance company, spoke on
"Life Insurance As a Profession", last
night in Lane Hall auditorium. Mr.1
Bradley opened the series of voca-
tional talks, sponsored by the Student
Christian association, with a practical
discussion of life insurance as a pro-
fession, and what it offers to the col-j
Ilege man.
"Twenty years ago," stated Mr.
Bradley, "life insurance was looked
upon as a last resort, being every-
where disfavored. Today, life insur-
ance is a profession." To show the
growth of the business, the speaker
gave figures of the new business done
between the years 1900 and 1925. In
1900 $1,850,000,000 in new policies was
sold: in 1925 $15,600,000,000. "The
reasons for this growth are the pro-
tection insurance offers in old age, in
disability, and as a security," said Mr.
Bradley. "Time profession, in consid-
ering its opportunities for the college
man, has permanency, no investment
is required, and each man is his own
master. The qualifications for it are
much the same as in other fields, cour-
age, honesty, enthusiasm, and ability
to master one's self."
Concluding, Mr. Bradley pointed out
that out of 25 college men who worked
under him recently, only two failed
to make good.
Mr. Bradley is a graduate of Ober-
lin college and Massachusetts Insti-
tute of Technology, and was for soy-
s eral years a member of the faculty, of
Case school of applied science in
Cleveland. He was for twelve years
director of the Cleveland branch of
his company.

elected. In regard to the special ses-
sion of the state legislature, which
is now considering appropriations for
the 1926 road building program, a
resolution was passed advocating the
payment of reward money to the coun-
ties, which was recently provided by
the legislature, in regular installments
and in increased amounts, if possible.
In the afternoon session, at which
Frank S. Rogers, Michigan state high-
way commission presided, three sub-
jects of highway engineering research
were discussed by Prof. Lewis M.
Gram of the civil engineering da-
partment, J. L. Harrison, highway
engineer of the U. S. Bureau of pub-
lic roads, anl C. E. Foster of the state
highway department.
In regard to the "Relative Economy
of Steel and Concrete Bridges", Pro-
fessor Gram defined the advantages
of steel construction to be ease
of a definite design, standardization,




final act in ending thre great coal
strike. The men will return to work
Secretary Of Civic
IBody Arrives Here

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hUf 'rtb I UjW. N I U Instructors in the rhetoric depart-
ment have compiled a list of books for
collateral reading in the freshman
"Esperanto" will he the subject of I rhetoric courses. The list is divided
the third public lecture to be given into three groups. Students are re-
under the auspices of the Tolstoy quired to read five of the books,
league, when Dr. F. S. Onderdonk of choosing two from group one, one
the architectural school will give an from group two, and two from group.
address on the history and prospects two or three.
of that tongue at 4:15 o'clock this The following books are -included in
afternoon in room 1025, Angell hall. the list. Group one: one of Steven-
Dr. Onderdonk has long -been a stu- soil's novels; one of Conrad's novels;
dent of this language, and it is one hudson's "Green Mansions"; Norris'
of the expressed aims of the Tolstoy "MeTeague", "The Octopus", and
league to support the movement to "Greed"; Stephen Crane's "The Red
make Esperanto the international Badge of Courage" and "Men, Women,
tongue. and Boats"; Hardy's "Return of the
Considerable progress has been Native"; one of Hamlin Garland's
made in this way since the war. The works; I-lemon's "Maria Chapdelaine":
International Police Federation, meet- and Willa Cather s "My Antonia".
ing at New York in 1925 adopted the ( Group two: Pocock's "Pen and Ink",
tongue as the official one of that Brown's "The Writer's Art", Wendell's
body and of all international police I"English Composition", Quiller-
journals . The same action was taken Couch's "Art of Writing" Lawrence
recently at an International Radio Courad's "The Author's Mind", Hearn's
conference in Paris, and the project "Talks to Writers", and Bradley's
of making the language official has "The Making of English".
been suggested in the League of Na- I Group three: Gissing's "Private Pa-
tions. pers of Henry Ryecroft", Thoreau's
Prof. Clarence L. Meader of the "Walden", any one of John Burroughs'
Latin, Sanskrit, and general lin- books, Darwin's "Voyage of the Bea-
guisties department. says of the gle", Huxley's "Lay Sermons", East-
tongue, "Esperanto is the most widely jman's "Appreciation of Poetry",
adonted of all the so-called 'world Greenlaw's "Familiar Letter's", Laf-.

ReservetMenTates. In my j 1 men e
Re~rveMenToRice' leads them all. No other reader
Get New Uniforms has been so richly end-owed by nature
of voice, in literary appreciation and
i interpretation; no one else balances
In accord with the recent adoption his work so carefully, or presents it
of the lapel-collar service coat by ; with such artistic finish."
army authorities, University R. o. T. The Christian Science Monitor com-
C. men will be so equipped, as soon nients on Mr. Rice as follows: "The
as proper procedure is negotiated. audience that greeted Phidelah Rice
Orders for the new coat have been in his reading of 'Great Expectations'
sent out, but some time will be neces- accorded him an attention that was
sary before the new uniforms will at once critical and inspiring. After
be received. At the very latest, the a clever setting of the stage for the
new coats will be ready by next fall, first scene between shivering 'Pip'
and probably some time before this. and the 'fearful man,' Mr. Rice suc-
The new collar is the same as the ceeded in bringing these two char-
English one, and is more comfortable acters very vividly before his audi-
than the old stand-up collar type, es- ence. Mr. Jaggers, the lawyer, who
pecially in the summer. announces Pip's great expectations,

0. 0. Mc Leish, newly appointed
secretary of the local Chamber of
Commerce to succeed Percy P. Wood-
bridge, has arrived in Ann Arbor
ready to assume active duties March
1. Mr. Me Leish, a graduate of the
University of Illimois, has held similar
executive positions in Rockford, Ill.;
Findlay, 0.; and Columbus, 0.


Bay City To Hear
Brandt, Crocker
Bay City Woman's Club, Kiwanis
club, and Men's Presbyterian clubI

was something of a triumph, coming
cmn as he does when the stage is al-
ready crowded, according to the
Dickens wont."
Repertoire Inchudes "Candida" And
His repertoire consists of "Peace-
ful Valley" by Edward E. Kidder;

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