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LONE ANDIT ROBS
E0MAJESTIC THEATER
OF $3,00 I CSH
UN3MASKED THIEF TAKES FUNDS
FROM AUDITOR AT POINT
OF REVOLVERf
DESCRIPTION GIVEN
Robber Mtkes Easy Escape; Search
Of Building By Police Fails To
Reveal Clues
With the theater filled with persons
attending the matinee performance
and house employees on duty through-
out the building, an armed bandit held
up the auditor of the Majestic theater
yesterday afternoon and escaped with
the receipts of the four local Butter-
field theaters for Saturday and Sun-
day. The only estimate hazarded by
anyone in authority set the loss at
more than $3,000 in bills and change.
The thief, who was not masked, and
who seemed perfectly at ease, entered
the room just above the lobby, where
R. L. McHenry, Jr., auditor for the
theater company, was preparing to
bank the money. According to Mc-
Henry, he was busy with the accounts
when he heard a knock at the door.
He opened it, and was greeted with
the muzzle of a revolver. The bandit,
after forcing him to surrender the
money, ordered him not to raise the
alarm for 20 minutes, and left.
Three minutes later, McHenry start-
ed the search. Police were notified
and joined in the hunt. The thief,
as described by McHenry, was "of a
Latin type, probably an Italian, about
35 years old, clean shaven, about 5
feet, 7 inches tall, and spoke slightly:
broken English. He wore a brown
hat and a grey topcoat."
Two women students of the Uni-
versity, Florence Probst, '26, and a
friend, volunteerea the information,
while the performance was held up
and the house was being searched,
that they had seen a man answering
the description given of the bandit.
He had entered the upper box on the
south side of the house while the
theater was in darkness, and had re-
mained standing there until the lights
went on, when he ducked behind the
curtains and disappeared.i
The police searched the house, while
another group of officers patrolled the
outside of the theater, but nothing fur-
ther was discovered. To take advan-
tage of every possibility, policemen
watched the spectators closely as they
filed, from the theater after the per-
formance.
A description of the bandit and no-
tice of the robbery was promptly
wired to all near-by cities, while the
local police, although left without a
clue by the quiet disappearance of the
robber, continued the search. It is
thought that he left the theater by
the south exit and escaped by auto-
mobile.
The loss to the theater company,
which operates the Majestic, Arcade,
Wuerth and Orpheum playhouses, was
thought to be fully covered by in-
surance, according to Gerald Hoag,
the company's manager.
Th' Majestic was robbed about a
year ago. At that time a bandit en-
tered the theater after the evening
performance had closed, blew open
the safe, and escaped with the money,
which amounted to more than $800.
The robbery yesterday was the first
to be carried out at the Majestic dur-
ing a performance, with the house
filled.
Sophomore Girl
Dies In Detroit

Word was received yesterday of the
death of Elizabeth Shier, '281 Miss
Shier was the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Carleton Shier of Detroit. Her
fatier is chief editorial writer on the
ixetroit Free Press.
Besides her mother and father, she
leaves a brother, William Shier, '27E,
a sister Louise, and two small
brothers.
Oar"eatherMa

IVARSITY CHEERLEAD)ER Is
APPON=TE FOR NEXTYAR Y
William A. Warrick, '27, has
been appointed Varsity cheer-
leader for the coming year by a
committee composed of the four
major sport captains, managers,
and this year's cheerleader. War-
rick will be assisted by Paul W.f
Endriss, '28; Robert C. Leland,
j '28;; Jack P. Hedrick, '28; andj
I Lee F. Buckingham, '28.
The personnel of the committee
I responsible for the making of
these appointments each year
was formulated by action of the
Student council last semester.
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Provided His Three Conditions 'agE .
AreFulfilled
(By Associated Press)
PARIS, March 8.-A ninth Briand
cabinet tonight seemed the most prob- PIrof. Menderson 1ill Give Prin'cipal
able solution of France's cabinet,
crisis. One of the public men con- Speeh; Union }Head And President

IN E L.e 1 11 i 1 111 uu 1*1suited today by President Doumergue ui k, 1 1tlass To-speak
expressed the general sentiment re-,
Villijalmur Stefansson To Lecture As garding the crisis saying: PLAN ENTERTAINMENT
The situation is complicated and
First In Series To Aid Burton simple. It is simple because it is'
Campanile Fund complicated. The explanation of this Announcement was made yesterday
I apparent anomaly is that when a sit- that Harry Kiphe, '24, Michigan'sj
WILL SHOW PICTURES uation is so complex there is only nine-letter athlete, has been engaged
one man who can unravel it. That is to address the freshman assembly at
Bri and(."toadestefehaasebyt
Opening the series of lectures plan- M. Briand, however, will require a the Union Thursday night. He will
ned by the Student council to arouse great deal of persuasion before he be on the program with Prof. W. D.
interest in the Burton Memorial Cam- consents to undertake a new difficult Henderson, director of the University
panile, Vihjalmur Stefansson, famous task of bringing order out of the par- extension division, the principal speak-
Aliamentary chaos. Ile is willing to re-
Arctic explorer and lecturer, will main at the Quay D'Orsay as foreign ,of the evening;,an William L.
speak at 8 o'clock Friday night in minister, but prefers that someone Diener, '26, president of the Union.
Hill auditorium. The noted explorer else grapple with the financial sit- Harlan Cristy, '29, president of the
will discuss some of his experiences uation. The opinion toight, however, freshman class, will also make a few
is that the necessary pressure to over- remarks.
durig hs Articexporatonsandcome his objections will be brought
will illustrate his talk with pictures to bear, because it is impossible now Kipke, who has been assistant
taken in the regions which he visited. to see how any other man can unravel backfield coach here since last fall,
Stefansson was a close friend of the the tangle, is well known to the student body,
late President Marion Leroy Burton The extreme radicals and socialists and his name is a familiar one to the
and he has donated his services for are making another effort to reorgan- class of '29. His talk is certain to
the evening in order that the entire nzetheir cartel behind a Herriot ca- be of interest. He kstablished one of
proceeds may be turned over for the binet. The president of the Chamber the greatest athletic records ever
Campanile fund. of Deputies, however, is averse to this made at the University, winning three
The last time he spoke here, he combination, because he would be letters in football, basketball, and
was introduced by President Burton. obliged to support the same financial being chosen halfback on Walter
That was the last time that the Pres- policy he followed when in power be- Camp's 1923 all-America eleven. Fol-
ident made a public appearance as he fore, which was rejected by the lowing his graduation, Kipke went to
st enate-the University of Missouri where he
was stricken the following day with sete.az i tilmntoe
the illness which finally terminated Joseph Callaux is still mentioned iwas assistant coach in football, and
with his death. a n available candidate if M. I3riand basketball, and coached baseball,
Stefansson, after graduating from should steadfastly refuse. He is 1n- joining the University coaching staff
the anvesteofIoaduingfo derstood to have formulated- three
the University of Iowa in 1903 and ecnditions to his acceptance at least at the opening of school' last fall.
taking postgraduate work at Harvard, wh ht The new Union orchestra has been
two of which are thought to be fatal otie o h is
became interested in exploring. His to his chances The first is that any obtained for the first year gathering,
first trip was made with the Lefling- toedismcinncesdede firt y ham an and will play directly following the
firsttrip easpmd ithnthe Lefling- government presided over by him be speeches. Entertainment has been ar-
well-Mikkelsen expedition in 1906. The authorized to settle the financial snedby terunelas deent
party traveled north through Canada problem by decree, levying taxes ranged by the underclass department
to the Arctic ocean. polemng y ere, aevyinsotaten f the Union, which is sponsoring the
(Since that time, he has spent 10 holding lotteries, and consolidating assembly, and the social committee of
;Sicetha tme heha spnt10loans without action of primn
winters and 13 summers in the polar His second condition is that parlia the freshman class. The affair will
His ecod cndiionis hatparia- ( be in the nature of a smoker, pat-
regions, and has conducted two expe- ment at once repeal the proportional I terned after those held at the Union
ditions of his own. During the winter representation electoral law and snb-
of 1906-07, he lived among the Eski-j stitue for it the system of electing last year.
stiue or t he ystm o ,eletin iIn order to carry out the formal
mos who inhabit the region around deputies in separate districts instead prorm as rady aossbe, tose
the MacKenzie river and studied their of on a single ticket for a whole de- program as rapidly as possible, those
language and mode of life. partment. attending have been urged to be in
The first expedition which he led President Doumergue devoted the the assembly hall promptly at 7:30
covered the years 1908-12. Later, in I day to consulations with the leaders o'clock.
1913, he again returned to the North, of the groups that made up the old
and during the five years that fol- majority of the left bloc. Tomorrow J dge Jtrnh
lowed he discovered four large islands, he will continue with leaders of the1
He also made a num ber of long trips opposition. Definite indications as to Ics e e t A t o aw h x s o l h r if
across the ice of the Arctic ocean. how he expects to solve the crisis will '' '~S.I
On his first expedition, he estab- be possible only after his conversar-
lished his theory that it was possible tions of tomorrow.
to "live off the country." During the Political gossip tonight is all in
later expedition, he carried the theory favor of M. Briand's resumption of .
even further and showed that it was the premiership. Judge Frank Murphy of the Detroit
possible not only to exist on the re- Mumcipal bench will give the prmi-
sources of the region being explored, BULLETIN pal address at the Lawyers' club
but also to secure sustenance from smoker tonight, Ethan C. Prewitt,
nature during trips over the sea ice. IOWA CITY, Iowa, March S.- '27L, chairman announced yesterday.
T he establishment of this theory has t Iowa remained in the running forIDean'Henry A. Bates of the Law
made many portions of the globe, the Big Ten' court title when the school also will speak informally.
hitherto unexplored, accessible to Hawkeyes surprised the Ohio Judge Murphy's subject has not been
mankind. State five 18-17 here tonight. announced.
The diversified program arrangedl
by the club will include several mu-
-LONDON.-The lJerusalem corres-) MINNEAPOLISt Iinn., March .S. 1 ilnersbyUivrit wuets

BE LEADER OF
1127 CAGEIVE[
STELLAR FORWARD ELECTED AT
MEETING OF PLAYERS HELD E
LAST NIGHT
IS CAPABLE SCORERI
New Captain Is Known Throughout
Big Ten For His Aggresiveness
And Steadiness In Playing
Edward W. Chambers, '27Ed, star
forward on the Varsity basketball
squad for the past two seasons, was
elected captain of next year's five at
a meeting of the players held immedi-
ately after the game last night in the
field house locker room.
Chambers has become known
throughout the Big Ten for his steadi-
ness and aggressive playing, which
coupled with his scoring ability and
defensive play has made him a mark-
ed man in every contest this year.
Eddie broke into his first Conference
game as a guard and played that po-
sition during the first half of the sea-
son last year, until Haggarty's injury
necessitated his being used at for-
ward.
This year Eddie was a litte slow in
getting under way but after the first
few games it was definitely estab-
lished that he was the man to fit into
the Doyle, Harrigan, Molenda, Cherry
combination. Then came the semester
examinations which momentarily
threatened Michigan's championship
hopes, but after dropping three games
in a row Coach Mather's latest com-
bination of Doyle, Chambers, Reece,
Harrigan and Ginn hit a winning pace
that carried them into a tie for the
title.
Coach Mather awarded Varsity
"M"s to seven members of the squad
and a like number to the first string
reserves. Captain Doyle, Captain-
elect Chambers, Harrigan, Reece,
Ginn, Oosterbaan, and Rasnick are
men who received the major award.
The "AMA" men are: Schroeder, Line,
Babcock, W. Kuenzel, F. Kuenzel,;
Gawne, and Baer. Of the men who re-
ceived letters, Captain Doyle and
Doug Ginn are the only men who will
be lost to the team next year.
Mail Orders For
Junior Production
Now Being Filled
Mail orders for "Becky Behave", the
22nd annual Junior Girls' play to be
presented from March 23 to 27 at the
Whitney theater, are being received
by Helen Reece, '27, business mana-
ger, 1520-S. University avenue. To-
morrow marks the last day when mail
orders can be considered.
The prices are as follows: boxes,
$3; main floor, $2.50; the first four
rows of the balcony, $1.50; and the
remainder of the theater, $1. The
special section reserved for "Alum-
nae Night" is priced at $2.50. All
checks are to be made payable to the
Junior Girls' play and the checks or
money orders must accompany the
order.ay
There will be six performances of
the production, March 23, 24, 25, 26,
27, and a matinee performance, March
27. The performance must be speci-
fied in the mail order. Special per-
formances will include "Senior Night",
March 23, and "Alumnae Night", Sat-
urday, March 27. According to tra-
dition, Friday night will be formal.
The first public ticket sale will take
place March 19, 20, and 22 in Hill
auditorium.

Visitors Fare Better In Last
But Locals Continue Steady
And Make 18 Points

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Pace
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Edward W. Chambers, '27

CAPTAIN-ELECT

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TER
BY46-14 SCORE
FIFTH S'RAIGHT WIN ENABLES
VARSITY FIVE TO SHARE
HONORS WITH PURDUE
HALF ENDS 28- 4

League Makes
No Advance On
Council Plans
(By Associated Press).
GENEVA, March 8.-No progress
was made today in the crisis over the
question of enlargement of the League
of Nations' council. The opening ses-
sion of the assembly, convoked for the
election of Germany, adjourned to-
night after a dramatic appeal by the
president, Dr. Affonso da Costa, for-
mer premier of Portugal, for har-'
mony, without designating a day for
the next meeting. To gain time to
permit the reappearance of M. Briand
at Geneva, the sub-committees of both
assembly and council will take upI
auxiliary matters tomorrow.
The day closed with a continuation
of almost frenzied exchange of visits
between statesmen and with all par-
ties to the conflict for, council seats
adhering rigidly to their original po-
sitons and openly proclaiming that
they had no intention of receding one
iota.
58 Miners Locked
By Double Blast
(By Associated Press)
BLUEF'IELD, W. Va., March 8.-
Fifty-eight miners were entombed to-
night at Eccles, when a double ex-
plosion rocked two connecting mines,
j numbers five and six of the Crab Or-
Ichard Development company, accord-
ing to reports reaching here. The
first blast was said to have caught 30
miners in number 6 and a moment
later, the explosion, carried to num-
ber five, entombed 28 men working
there.
BRUSSELS.-Negotiations between
Belgium and Russia are aimed at re-
storation of normal commercial rela-
tions.

By Joseph Kruger
Michigan's basketball five, salaged
from the wreckage that followed the
first semester examinations, stepped
into a tie with Purdue for the West-
ern Conference court title by defeat-
ing the Northwestern quintet 46-14
last night at the field house in the
final contest of the season.
In completing their spectacular
drive for championship honors, the
Wol/erines created a season's Big Ten
record by registering their fifth
straight victory, Wisconsin, Illinois,
Ohio State, and Northwestern having
been humbled following three suc-
cessive defeats, the Badgers falling
twice.
And in accounting for 46 points, the
Michigan team bettered its own rec-
ord for high score that was establish-
ed against 'the Buckeyes Saturday
night, the old mark being 44 points,
Frank Harrigan and Ed Reece each
equalled the score of the Purple five,
six field goals and two free throws
being credited to them, while Captain
Dick Doyle scored ten points, and Ed
Chambers accounted for eight.
The Wolverines initiated a scoring
spree at the outset, and once under
way, they never slackened their pace.
Ed Chambers broke away into the
clear for a short shot soon after the
whistle opened the contest, and be-
fore White counted on a one hand
sweep, Michigan was in front 11-0,
with eight minutes of play gone.
Rusch scored the only other Purple
goal of the period shortly before the
pistol fired while Michigan piled up
28 points.
The losers fared better during the
closing stanza, sending the ball
through the net four times from the
floor, and scoring two free throws,
while holding Michigan to 18 points.
Coach Mather allowed his regulars
I to stay in the contest until they had
broken the record they set Saturday
night, and then he sent Schroeder,
Rasnick and Oosterbaan into the fray
in place of Ginn, Chambers and Reece.
Doyle's one hand shot with four min-
utes remaining to play sent the Michi-
gan total over 44 points.
Frank Harrigan and Ed Reece were
the most consistent scorers of the
evening, and also played leading roles
in the defense that kept the Purple
passing the ball backwards in a fu-
tile effort to penetrate within scoring
distance. ' Ed Reece was a veritable
"ball hound" dribbling in all dire-
tions and keeping the ball in control
all the time.
Captain Dick Doyle ended his three
years of basketball competition with
one of his best games of the season.
The Wolverine leader has given a
sensational exhibition in each of the
last five games, and has been greatly
responsible for the victorious spurt
of the Mather five.
Doug Ginn, who stepped into the
breach at guard in.the first Ohio game,
also finished his career in a Michi-
gan uniform, this being his second
season.
This is the second time that a
Michigan basketball team has tied for
the Big Ten title, the Wolverines shar-
ing honors with Purdue and Wiscon-
sin in 1921.
The lineup:
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pondent of the Daily Express says the
negotiations for the Ruthenbergi
scheme to harness the River Jordan
for the production of electric power
and irrigation of the Jordan valleyj
have been concluded.J

--Playing its hest game of the
season, the Minnesota basketball
quintet continued its upward
climb in the Western Conference
race with a clean-cut 28 to 21 tri-
umph over Ilin'ois here tonight

Russel A. Gohring, 27, will sing, Ford
Carlos F. Schott, 29, will perform as
a ventriloquist, and Kenneth C.
Midgely, '28L, will give an xlyophone
solo.
The smoker is for members of the
La2vers' eii an1 their uzestsh The

All Conventions Of Old-Fashioned aculty of the Law .school will be
present a the affair which is the
Theater Will Be Used In "Engaged" second smoker of the club this year.
The smoker will begin promptly at 61

Illinois Professor Announces New
Discovery In Elerments Of Compound

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According to E. Mortimer Shuter,
who is in complete charge of the pro-
duction, the attempt is being made in
W. S. Gilbert's burlesque, "Engaged",
to use all the "traditional conventions

Io'clock.
pany of Philadelphia, and a quartet !'____k._(By Associated Press) Previously, the newest element was
under the direction of Joseph Ellis, URBANA, Ill., March S.-Nearly 204 Hasnium, discovery of which was an-
'26A, will furnish the incidental music. IDr. [eibuhr Willyears of research in the "rare earth
This parody of the typical Victorian group of the chemical field finally has nounce in Copenhagen in 1923That
( l Sundt- gruplLof tannuncementlceateddgreaninterest
melodrama was revived last spring in T k ext d resulted in the discovery of one of the announcement created great iiterest,
New York by The Stagers, where it - five unknown, but supposedly existentI but the element has remained com-
met with outstanding success, and the Dr. Reinhold Neibuhr of the Bethel elements which make up all known I paratively little known. Helium is
local production by the Mimes early Evangelical church of Detroit will be compounds. the youngest familiar element.
in the fall played to two capacity I the speaker at the University service The discovery, the first ever made Whether Number Sixty One, which
houses. Because of the Opera rehear- ! Sunday night in Hill auditorium. Dr. in America, was announced today by I is of metallic nature, may prove of

F.G.
Chambers, rf ........... 4
Reece, If............. 6
Doyle, c................4
Ginn, rg..............0
Harrigan, lg ............ 6
Rasnick, rf ............ 0
Schroeder, rg ...........,0
Oosterbaan, If........... 0
Total ................20

F.T. Pts.
0 8
2 14
2 10
0 0
2 14
0 0
0 0
0 0
6 46

of the old-fashioned theater. En-
trances are made through the audience,
the elaborate asides are brought down
to the footlights and delivered frank-
ly to the audience, and sentimental

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