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VOTJ. XXXVI. No. 127
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1926
PRICE FIVE CENTS
AFFIRMATIVE GROUP TO MEET
ILLTNI TEAM IN HILL M
Kegative Debaters Compete In Mid-
West League Contest On Same
Question, At Madison
Illinois and Michigan debate teams
will compete under the auspices of
the Midwest debate league at 8 o'clock
tonight in Hill auditorium on the ques-
tion, "Resolved: that the tendency to
centralize power and responsibility in
the federal government should be op-
posed." Michigan's negative team
will debate the same question tonight
with the University of Wisconsin de-
baters at Madison.
The team which will represent
Michigan here is composed of: Al-
bert Stern, 27L, Robert S. Miller, '27,
and James T. Herald, '28. The Ill-
nois team is composed of Elizabeth
J. Turnell, '28, Herbert T. Owen, '27.1
and C. Kenneth Thies, '27. The per- I
sonnel of the Michigan negative team
which left yesterday morning for
Madison accompanied by Carl Brandt,
of the public speaking department, is:
Emanuel J. Harris, '27, Raymond 01- I
son, '27, and Hugo Hustad, '26.
Paul Blanshard, '14, who is visting
here afte. a trip around the world,
will be chirman of the debate in Hill I
auditorium, Prof. Thomas C. True-
blood, of the public speaking depart-
mnent, said yesterday. Emerson W.
Miller, of Wooster college, Ohio, will
be the judge. The constructive
spleeches will be 12 minutes with 5
minutes allowed to each speaker for
rebuttal. there will be no admission
Stern is the only debater of the
Michigan affirmative team who has
represented his school in Varsity de-
bate. He debated in the Central
league debates against Northwestern
in 1925. Stern was a member of the
Adelphi freshman debate team which
won the annual freshman cup debate
from Alpha Nu. He was a joint win-
ner in the extemporaneous speaking
'contest of 1924.
Miller has served as alternate twice
in the Central league debates. Re-
cently he placed in the finals of the
Northern Oratorical contests. At pres-
ent he is speaker of the Adelphi House
Herald was a member of a team
which debated the question "Resolved:
that the City Manager plan of city gov-
ernment is superior to the Mayor
plan" before a number of Chamber of
Commerce organizations in Pennsyl-
vania in 1924. He is a member of the
Adelphi House of Representatives.
The medals and testimonials for the
Midwest debates are made available
through tiie generosity of the heirs of
John S. Gray, of Detroit. The Mid-
west debate league includes the uni-
versities of Michigan, Wisconsin, and
Illinois. The three debates occur si-
ID, AUED 3 U DS IN
UNCORED CREEK DRIN
Harold Dowber, three years old, of
414 Benjamin street, was drowned in
the Allen creek drain, at Hill and
Division streets, at 2:45 o'clock yes-
Harold and his brother Robert, age
six, were playing near the drain when
Harold fell in and Robert jumped
after him. Harold was dragged into
the covered drain, but his brother
managed to pull himself out. Mrs. C.
Walker heard -the boy's cries and
called the fire department.
The searchers dragged the drain
for an hour and a half before they
found the drowned lad lodged under
the end of the culvert, 200 feet from
where he fell in. He was rushed at
once to the hospital, but all efforts to
Tesusciate him failed.
Harold was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert D. Dowber.
CHICAGO.-Fifteen pedigreed dogs,
overcome by smoke in a fire which
swept a pet stock store yesterday,
were carried to safety by firemen and
revived with oxygen machines.
d T-M~ Te.A 1n
Will Be DaTrow 's
LEAGUE ACTS ON
U. S. RELATIONSI
TO WORLD GOURT
SL AIN BY GUARDS
IN RIOT AT PEKING
TROOPS GUARD RESIDENCE OFj
SQUAD CHIEF WHOSE MEN
FILED ON STUDENTS
President's Father Succumbs
ALL MEMBERS WILL MEET
GENEVA TO FRAME
CONVENE ON SEPT. 1 KILL 17; WOUND 16
Russia's Delegates To Disarmament
Conference To Be Treated
(By Associated Press)
GENEVA, March 18.-The council
of the League of Nations, before ad-
journing its March session this eve-
Demonstration Begun In Protest To
Governor's Acquliesence To
(By Associated Press)
PEKING, March h18.-Seventeen stu-
dents were killnd and 16 wounded by
guards wh> fired on a thousand stu-
Dr. Manley 0. Hudson
SPEAK ON LEA6UE.
Lawyer And Professor To Debate On
American Foreign Pplicy
DEAN CABOT TO PRESIDE
American foreign policy, especially
the question of membership in the
League of Nations, will be the sub-
ject for discussion when Clarence S.
Darrow of the Chicago Bar, and Dr.
Manley O. Hudson of the Harvard
Law school meet in debate Monday
night in Hill auditorium.
The League of Nations Non-Parti-
son association, sponsor of recent ad-
dresses by George W. Wickersham,
Raymond B. Fosdick and Dr. Irving
Fisher, has arranged the debate. Dean
Hugh Cabot of the Medical school
Each debater will be allowed one
hour according to plans, the time be-
nig divided as follows: Dr. Hudson,
30 minutes; Mr. Darrow, 40 minutes;
Dr. Hudson, 30 minutes; Mr. Darrow
20 minutes. No decision will be ren-
dered. Each speaker has had exten-
sive experience, Mr. Darrow having
spent thirty years in the courts, chief-
ly as a criminal lawyer and advocate
for labor organizations, and Professor
Hudson having devoted much time to
championing the League and World
Court in lecture and debate. The
League is one of Mr. Darrow's strongi
aversions, along with fundamentalism,
prohibition, and capital punishment,
and he has frequently denounced it
in recent speeches and in debate with
Senator Lenroot of Wisconsin.
The debate will commence prompt-
ly at S o'clock Monday as Dr. Hud-
son must leave immediately after it
for Boston. The doors of the hall will
be opened at 7:15 o'clock and as no
seats are reserved early arrival is ad-
vised. Tickets are on sale at the
State street bookstores and may also
be obtained at the Hill auditorium
I box office Monday, during the day
and just before the debate.
Class Will Meet
Announcing the dates for all the
Senior events, members of the senior
literary class will meet at 4:15 o'clock
this afternoon in Newberry auditorium
at which time all committee reports
will be given. The dates for the ban-
quet, Class day, and other Senior
functions will be announced.
ning took definite action with regards dents who were demonstratig before
to America's relations to the perma- the cabinet offices.
nent court of international justice The demonstration was in protest
and disarmament. against the government's acquiesence
Ito the ultimatum of the powers, re-
On the recommendation of Sir Aus- garding the restoration of free com-
ten Chamberlain, British foreign sec- munication between 'eking and
retary the council boldly attacking the Tientsin and the sea.
difficulties raised by the Senate's res- ! Troops today were guarding the
s residence of the chief of the military
ervalon totheadheenc ofthesquad which fired on the students.
United States to the court, decided tos The powers' ultimatum demaded
convoke ;delegates of all the govern-] action by noon today.
ments now members of the court as The foreign office memorandum .to!
well as representatives of the Wash- the powers, comments on the alleged
ingtoni government for a conference lack of patience on the part of the
to be held Sept. 1 at Geneva. This diplomats, but assures the powers that
conference will attempt to frame a the competent military authorities1
special agreement on the American have been authorized to take proper
reservations which is expected to measures regarding the clauses in thej
amount to amendments of the court i memorandum of the powers.
statutes. The substance of the reply to the
As for the disarmament studies to five demands of the powers is as fol-
be undertaken by the League the, low~s:
council quickly cleared the decks of The Kuominchun will undertake to
all misunderstandings created by observe the protocol of 1901, with
Russia's threat not to participate 'n the United States, Great Britain, Japan
less the meetings are held outsideI andaItaly, which providesforthe dis-
.witzerland. This was done by deft- armament of forts at Taku at the
nitely deciding that the first meeting mouth of the Pei river, and guaran-'
of the preparatory commission on the I tees an open way to the sea.
disarmament conference in which the Measures taken at Taku were
United States will be represented will purely defensive and intended to guar-
be held in Geneva May 17. At the antee the safety of Tientsin. They
same time the council addressed a will cease automatically when the
courteous but expressive communica- danger has been averted.;
tion to .Moscow, declaring thatd Ru Provided the powers guarantee that |
sin's delegates would be treated on a Fengtien warships retire, thereby re-
footing of perfect equality with the i moving the danger to Tientsin, the
delegates of other realms and inform- Iiuominiwun will abandon measures
ing the Soviet that the initial ses- (beinas
sion of the commission would be held i e siga iod s u.o .C i e
t G Investigation is urged of Chinese
aI oeneva. ord even if the negotia- passengers board all ships as neces-
In oterwordseaeniftznerota-dsary to safeguard Tientsin against
tions between Russia and Switzerland ;iflrto famdT'ntees ie
c rn nweehe u s asinaton o the infiltration of arm ed Fengtieners, like- |
concernin thersassiati nely to create disturbances in the city.
Soviet envoy Vorowsky at Lausanne The dlemlands contained1 in the uzlti-
are not satisfactorily concluded and matuni of the powers were:
if Russia refuses to retreat from her hostilities in the channel from the
position that she will not send dele- Taku bar to Tientsin mustlbe discon-
gates to Switzerland, the disarmament tinuedT
pourparlers will be inaugurated with- Mines and other obstructions must
out the presence of Russia. be restored and not further molested.
I Combatant vessels must remain our-
Ancient Sketches side the bar and refrain from iner-
Of Dutch Artist Searches of foreignvssels,excent
by customs authorities, must be dis-
Shown At Library continued.
Tokio advices say that Japan has
Photographic reproductions of the decided to demand from China an
sketches of Johannes Vingboon, a ; apology, punishment of guilty and in-
Dutch artist and traveler, are the demnification of the wounded for the
subject of the exhibit now being dis- firing upon two Japanese destroyers
played at the William L. Clements I by national army troops in Pei river
library. The original sketches which I last week, when one Japanese officerI
were made by the artist while he was ; was killed and several. Japanese were
making a tour of the world, are now wounded. If China fails to accept re-I
preserved at The Hague. The group sponsibility, it is Japan's intention to
of sketches are from "Monumenta take the matter up before the world
Cartographica," a work which in- court.
eludes all of Vingboon's drawings, }
and edited by Dr. F. C. Wieder..
New Amsterdam harbors, with its
galowsprominently in the fore- a
ground, is the only picture of any
place in the present United States. PR
However there is .a view of San Do- (91
mingo, where Columbus first landed I
in the new world and where he is I With the demand for seats for the
buried. Other cities that are repre- 1 additional performance of "Why
sented are Cochin and Canton, China, I Marry?",I the Jesse Lynch Williams'
Havana, and Manila. play which Masques is presenting
CDL. COOLIDGE DIES AT FARM HOME;
PRESIDENT LOSES RACE WITH DEATH
Col. Johni C. Coolidge
(By A sspciated Press)
PLYMOUTH, Vt., March 18. - Col.
John C. Coolidge, father of the Presi-
dent, (lied at 10:41 o'clock tonight. t
A brief bulletin brought from theE
white farm house by Angus Macaulay,l
body guard to the Colonel said:
"Colonel Coolidge passed away very
quietly at 10:41 o'clock."
The President, speeding northward
on a special train to the bedside of
his dying father lost in a hopeless race
with death. The presidential traih is
due to reach Woodstock 13 miles from
here at 6 o'clock tomorrow.
Word of the death of Colonel Cool-
idge was flashed immediately to the I
executive offices in Washington to be
relayed to the President's train en-
route to Vermont.
Ti UNION TONIGHT
Miss Dorthea Baclhman Of Detroii And
.. Franklin Miller Will Lead
Grand March At Frolic
(By Associated Press)
BALTIMORE, March 18.-(En route
to Plymouth, Vernioni) - President
Coolidge, aboard a special train pass-j
ed through Baltimore early tonight gn
his way to the bedside of his father
believed to be dying.
On perhaps the most severe trip a
President has undertaken in recent
years, with travel by bob sled of snow-
bound Vermont roads in prospect be-
fore the journey's end, he expects to
reach his father's home in Plymouth
shortly after dawn tomorrow.
The President decided to rush to his
Vermont home after . being advised
that his father, nearing his 81st birth-
day, had suffered a severe relapse in
his critical illness and might live only
a few hours.
The President's train is due at
Woodstock, Vermont, 16 miles from
Plymouth at dawn. Automobiles will
be in readiness to take the party on
at least the first stage of the ride over
f the snow-piled roads to the cross
roads hamlet. Late information was
that the road between Woodstock and
Plymouth had been cleared for auto-
mobile travel although the last mile
or two might have to be traveled in
horse drawn sled.
BA SKETBALL AND
BANQUI'ET IS FIRST OF ITS
KIND IN IIiSTORY OF
Field Secretary Urges Students T4
Catch True Spirit Of
"Loyalty of Michigan graduates for
their University is not merely an ath-
letic loyalty, as seems to be the pre-
valent opinion," declared T. Hawley
I Tapping, field secretary of the
alumni association, at Michigan's first
1basketball banquet last night at the
Union, "It is simply by meansof ath-
letics that they express that loyalty.
"The gifts of alumni in form of the
William L. Clements library, the
Lawyers' club, Hill auditorium, and
the Union clearly show that their
loyalty is not confined to Michigan's
success in athletics," continued Mr.
''apping "which affords a sharp con-
trast to the graduates of other mid-
western universities and their gifts
of athletic stadia. Senato Couzens
has given more than $700,000 in gifts
to the University, though not for ath-
letic purposes, and yet he says there
is nothing he enjoys more than at-
tending a Michigan football game.
Athletics simply produce the stimulus
for alumni loyalty."
William L. Diener, '26, president of
the Union, opened the program, fol-
lowing an introduction by Frank P.
Weaver, '28L, manager of the basket-
ball team, acting as toastmaster.
Diener welcomed the basketball and
swimming teams on behalf of tile,
Union and lue Key.
Richard Doyle '26, captain of the
basketball team, expressed his appre-
ciation for the banquet, in speaking
for the team, and said he sincerely
hoped it will establish a new custom
at Michigan. Edward Chambers,
i '27Ed, the captain-elect, lauded the
work of Coach E. J. Mather during
the season just closed, and stated
that he was almost entirely responsi-
ble for the team's success.
"Although we have even a more
difficult schedule facing us next year,"
remarked Coach Mather, "I feel con-
I fident that we will be in the same
place a year from now in the Con-
ference standing, if not perhaps a
1little better." The coach gave his
team the entire creditfor bringing
Sa championship to Michigan. In re-
viewing the season, he said that since
Frank Harrigan was moved to the
position of running guard at the time
of tire Syracuse game he has had no
equal in the country.
Jack Gow, '26E, captain of the
swimming team, briefly sketched the
history of swimming at the Univer-
sity and told how the team, at the be-
ginning of this season, was determined
that the sport should become a truly
recognized one here.
"It is the best team, and the finest
bunch of boys I have ever had," stated
Coach Matt Mann in commenting upon
the swimming season. "We lost the
Conference title by six inches last
Saturday night, but we had the only
team which has ever placed a man in.
every event in a Conference cham-
pionship meet. It was also the first
I team to defeat Northwestern in its
own pool in the past six years."
Franklin Cappon, '22, assistant foot-
ball and basketbll coach, who has
been appointed head football coach at
the University of Kansas, gave a few
parting words to the basketball team
and wished them every success in the
In closing, Manager Weaver ex-
s pressed the opinion that the banquet
!should be an institution as a testi-
monial to two or more teams," which
would afford an excellent opportunity
_ for the further development of a lin-
I dred spirit among the teams honored,"
Entertainment was provided by stu-
dents during the program. Philip
Culkin, '28, rendered several baritone
t solos; Robert Moore, '26, and Donald
tI Williams, '28, played a number of se-
t lections on the banjo; Stanley Lewy,
d '28L, gave a soft shoe dancing exhibi-
ti on; and George Colburn, '28E, played
several numbers on a musical broom.
tENGLISH DEBATING TEAM
t CHOSEN IN FINAL TRYOUT
Blanshard, World Traveler,
Discusses Soviet Conditions;
Introducing the idea that Russia is
a direct challenge to us to make an
attempt to solve the problem of in-
dustrial management by workers, Paul
Blanshard, '14, lectured on "Soviet
Russia" yesterday afternoon in Nat-
ural Science auditorium. He also
spoke before Prof. Lowell Carr's class
in sociology last night at the Union.
His entire lecture, following the
trend of his trip through Russia, and
particularly his stay in Moscow, wasl
filled with comments on the religious,
economic, political and social condi-
tions of the country.
Vrnn ic nt m , c t P- -C in.
industry is under government owner-
ship. Retail trade is largely operated
under private ownership, according to
Criminal justice is dispensed with-
out trial by jury, and lawyers are
never allowed to become judges, those
posts being open only to workingmen.
Mr. Blanshard says that divorce and
marriage laws are lax, a divorce being
obtainable within fifteen minutes if
both parties are willing, but he can-
not see that it is working any detri-
ment to the home or the family.
The subject of his talk before Pro-
fa , CrVa' scass . ciolo a 1.
with an all-campus cast at 8:15
o'clock tonight in the Mimes theater,
steadily increasing, Masques has an-j
nounced a special matinee tomorrow
afternoon at 2:15 o'clock. All seats
for the performances originally sched-
uled were sold by noon of the open-I
The special matinee will be given
in order to enable the members of
the cast of the Junior Girls' play to
attend the performance, since they
would be unable to do so at any other
time because of their dress rehearsals.
Among those who will attend the
performance tonight will be President
Clarence Cook Little and Mrs. Little,
who will be the guests of Mr. Wil-
liams the author.
Seats are on sale at the box office
of the Mimes thater only, and orders
may be phoned in for any perform-
ance. The tickets are priced at 50
1275 COUPLES TO ATTEND.O Y EDENIES
Led by Miss Dorthea Bachman of
1 Detroit and J. Franklin Miller, '29,
general chairman of the affair, the
grand march of the Frosh Frolic-
the only formal affair of the freshman
class during the school year-will Gri e Epidemic Will Not Cause Early
take place shortly after the music Vavation, Health Seriice
starts playing at 9:30 o'clock tonight head Asserts
in the ball room of the Union. Miss -_
Bachman graduated in 19-25 from Pine SITUATION UNCHANGED
Manor college in Wellesley, Mass.,
and is now connected with the boardl
of Educaton office in Detroit. In spite of the fact that the grippe
Following Miller and Miss Bachman situation was yesterday unchanged,
t will be the president of the first-year Dr. Warren E. Forsythe, director of
class, Harlan P. Cristy and Miss Thel- the Health service denied the rumor
ma Connor. patron and patronesses that he had recommended that Uni-
_ will then follow in line, and after versity classes be suspended next
them will come the remaining mem- week because of the epidemic. He
hers of the Frolic committee. After further declared that the Health serv-
I the completion of the grand march ice would not make such a sugges-
the assemblage will form at the end tion.
of the ballroom for the only picture "In my opinion this step would cost
of the evening. lives," he said. "In spite of the fact
Following the new appointments of I that we are receiving new cases at
the ballroom as outlined by the house the rate of more than 50 a day, and
department a few weeks ago, Sammy that there is probably a total of 500
Stewart's Singing Syncopators, the students afflicted, no one is seriously
one orchestra playing for the affair, ill. We have had no complications of
will fill the orchestra alcove at the any kind and to date only one case
side of the ballroom opposite the en- has developed into pneumonia. But
trance. This musical organization if school were to close, and the stu-
s comes directly from the Sunset inn in: dents now sick to try to go home
0 Chicago where they are playing dur- there would be a grave danger tha
. ' vnv fl thorm wouli b dhleVUShn