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VOL. XXXVI. No. 96





Address Will Be Given Under Aus.
dices Of Oratorical Association
In Season Series
Dr. Harlow Shapley, whose astro-
nomical work is given credit for nak-
ing a new epoch in our conception of
the immensity of the stellar universe,
will lecture at 8 o'clock tonight in Hill
auditorium on, "Beyond the Milky
Way". His address will be given under
the auspices of the Oratorical associa-
tion as a number of its season lecture
Since March of last year, Dr. Shap-
ley has been director of the Harvard
observatory. For several years prior
to that time he was a member of the
staff of the famous Mt. Wilson ob-
servatory in California. He graduated
from the University of Missouri and
laterdid post graduate work at
Dr. Shapley's lecture is profusely
illustrated with photographs of im-
portance to thetworld of science and
of interest to the ay mind.
It was while at Mt. Wilson that Dr.
Shapley perfected his method of meas-
uring star distances photometrically.
Later he applied the method to the
problem of the distancessand struc-
ture of the great star-clusters. The
result was that the stellar universe,'
as known to scientists; became recog-
nized as at least a thousand times
larger than it was before the dis-
tances to the clusters were calculated.
His investigations deal not only with
clusters, but with the structure and
extent of the visible universe, the dis-
tance of various classes of celestial
objects, and problems of cosmogony.
One of the latest of the numerous
important circulars issued from Her-
vard under Dr. Shapley's inspiration
deals with the distribution of the red
stars. This is a highly important re-
sult indicating that the fainter stars
belong to the milky way clouds, while
the nearer stars are more or less
numbers of local cluster.,
A. Ray Petty had the following to
say of Dr. Shapley's lecture in the
official organ of the Rotary club:
"Nowhere in the Bible have %I
read a more exalted story of crea-
tion's Creator. And not in any re-
vival meeting have I had the depths
of my soul so thoroughly plumbed as
I did in the darkened room gazing
upon the pictures which have been
taken of our vast universe and listen-
ing to the facts as they poured with
a convincing eloquence of truth, from
the lips of the speaker. It was a great
canvas that Dr. Shapley stretched for
us, a canvas so wide that it stretches
one million light years (each light
year representing six trillion miles) to
where there swings a nebulosity of
stars that are catalogued with a num-
ber and sign.
"To attempt to report the facts as
they were given is quite beyond me.
I can only give the impressions that
were mine. The speaker told us of a
world so old that it staggers one to
attempt to understand the figures that
tell the story. This world was thrown
off by an accident that occurred aeons
ago when a truant star crashed into
our sun, chipping off six small pieces
which now whirl around as planets
and of which our world is one of the
smallest. He told us of that sun and
its six accidental children whirling in
a neglected portion of a universe that
stretches its extended ,boundaries s
that it would take 100,000,000 years
for a sun to travel across that field."

Graduates' Dress
Will Remain Same
Recipients of degrees will be allow-
ed to wear gowns at commencement
exercises but not hoods, it was decided
at a meeting the Senate council Mon-I
day afternoon. The 'question was rais-
ed after a number of medical students
had inquired whether they would be
-llowed to wear hoods at the gradua-
4ion ceremonies.
The rule stating that gowns might
be worn, but not hoods was included!
in a report approved in 1922 and the
members of the Senate council decid-
ed that they did not wish to make any
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York Democratic Group Favors
Action By Congress On Coal Strike
(By Associated Press) One, sponsored by Representative
[NGTON, Feb. 10.-While the Boylan, Democrat, New York, and sim-
ation came in for a brief, but ilar to several other measures, would
bate in the House today, the give the President authority to seize
k Democratic delegation took and operate the anthracite mines dur-
place the Democratic House ing an emergency. The other, intro-
hip on record as favoring ac- duced by Senator Robinson, of Ar-+
ongress to relieve the suspen- kansas, the Democratic leader, would
he anthracite fields. create a federal board of adjustment
w York members announced to be composed of the secretaries of
obtained sufficient signatures labor and commerce and three citizens
ion to call a caucus of their to be appointed by the President who
I that when it was convened., are not interested in the production or
Id press for the endorsement distribution of coal.
orm of legislation to relieve The Robinson bill will come up to-
ion. Just what form the pro- morrow before the Senate committee
1 take has not yet been dis- on education and labor, Chairman
ut two bills now pending be- Phipps having summoned his group to
press are receiving careful meet to decide whether it shall hold
tion. hearing on the measure.


Ranking Officers In Both Corps To Be
Questioned By House Military
Committee Tomorrow
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.-The in-
vestigation by the war department of
the steps army air officers have taken
in advocating creation of a separate
air corps in the army had an echo to-
day in the House military committee,
whose members gave considerable
thought to the probable effect the in-
quiry may have on future testimony
by officers before committees of con-
gress. The committee plans to ques-
tion tomorrow a number of ranking
officers of both army and navy on the
The committee also expects to con-
tinue tomorrow with the consideration
of recommendation of Maj. Gen. Ma-
son M. Patrick, army air chief, for a
a separate corps. In this connection
it will have before it an unfavorable
report on the proposal by Secretary
Davis, of the war department.
This report, in the form of a letter
to Chairman Morin, of the committee,
was made public today, and is in line
with recent testimony by the secretary
before the committee, when he dis-
proved the suggestion.
At a ,ieeting .today, the committee
questioned Secretary Wilbur, of the
Navy, as to his views on the recom-
mendation of the President's air board
for creation of an additional secre-
tary in his department to handle avia-
tion matters. * Mr. Wilbur explained,
that in a recent appearance before the
House naval committee, he had said
the navy could get along either with
or without an additional civil official,
but that he believed such an officer
would be of much value in assisting
with aviation development, especially
in the procurement of new aircraft
Meanwhile, Representative LaGuar-
dia, Socialist, New York, asserted in
the House that the department's in-
vestigation was "tyranny" and that
the army general staff "tries to pre-
vent our officers from thinking," while
Representative Garrett, of Tennessee,
the Democratic leader, announced he
had asked the House rules committee
to give early consideration to his reso-
lution to prevent military officers
from being taken to task for the tes-
timony giyen to congressional com-
Fossilized Pearls
Found By Hussey
Proved Authentic
Pearls, estimated to be at least 20
million years old, which were found
last summer at Canon City, Colo., by
Dr. R. C. Hussey, of the geology de-
partment, have recently been ac-
knowledged as such by a number of
geologists and jewelers. The pearls,
which are four in number, are exceed-
ingly rare, and as yet Dr. Hussey has
been unable to find records of any
similar discoveries from such an early
The pearls were found by Dr. Hus-
sey at Canon City in rock of the Cre-
taceous age as he was collecting fos-
sils in beds knownn to contain shark
teeth. After making a cross section
of one of the formations, it was sent
to several parts of the country for
definite indentification. "Their struc-
ture and assceiation prove, as far as it
has been possible to do so, that they
are fossil pearls," said Dr. Hussey
yesterday, "and their age is very con-
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"Tracing The Frontier Of Alaska" Is
Title Of Lecture Which Will
Be Delivered Today
Asa C. Baldwin, formerly connected
with the Alaskan boundary survey and
the United States Coast and Geodetic
survey, will give an illustrated lec-
ture on "Tracing the Frontier of
Alaska" at 4:15 o'clock today in Nat-
ural Science auditorium.
While in the government service,
Mr. Baldwin served throughout the en-
tire survey from 1907 to 1914. In
establishing the meridian line run-
ning north from Mt. St. Elias to the
Arctic ocean one of his duties led
him to the distinction of being the
first American to climb this mountain
peak which rises to the height of
19,000 feet. The only previous as-
cent was made a few years before by
the Italian nobleman, D'Abruzzi, who
made plans for several years and em-
ployed skilled mountain climbers in
contrast to the efforts of the three
Americans who accomplished the en-I
tire feat in a few weeks. During the
last year of the survey, the lecturer{
was placed in charge of a party which'
brought the work of the boundary
commission to a successful conclusion.
In developing his subject, it is ex-
pected that he will draw from per-
sonal experiences encountered in the
northern country.
Mr. Baldwin is a graduate of Wes-
tern Reserve university, and of the
Law school at George Washington
university. Before undertaking th
government work, he was admitted to
the bar.
With the posting of the details of
the trial case to be used in the semi-
finals and finals of the Law school
case contest, junior representatives ofk
the four case clubs are hard at work
preparing briefs for the semi-finals
on March 3 and 4. Prizes totaling
$150 will be awarded by the faculty of
the Law school to stimulate interest
in the contests. The purpose of the
arguing of trial cases is to give the
men actuaL practice in the trying of
cases. The trial case will involve a
number of different points of law.
Each of the four case clubs, the
Kent, Marshal, Holmes, and Story
clubs, arc represented by two juniors
who will argue their side of the trial
case. The Marshal and Story club
teams will meet on March 3. Decision
will be rendered by Dean Henry M.
Bates, Prof. Edwin C. Goddard, andl
Prof. Horace L. Wilgus. The Holmes
and Story clubs will try the case on
March 4. Prof. E. R. Sunderland,
Prof. Edgar N. Durfee and Prof. Vic-
tor H. Lane will decide this semi-
final. Finals for the two victorious
teams will be held on April 6 and will
be judged by Dean Henry M. Bates
and two justices of the Michigan Su-
preme court.
This year is the first that cash prizes
have been offered. The two men of
the winning team in the finals will
receive $50 each and the runners-up
will both be awarded $25.

Italians Unyielding In Regard To
Violation Of Frontiers In
Any Possible Manner
(By Aaociated Press)
ROME, Feb. 1 .-Italy refuses to
accept any proposal to submit to the
League of Nations, the question of the
treatment of the German-speaking
population in the Upper Adige. Thus,
Premier Mussolini declared in the
Senate today, in his answer to Dr.
Gustave Stresemann, the German for-
eign minister, who yesterday, in the
Reichstag, set forth Germapy's side
of the controversy with Italy over the'
former Austrian territory, which Italy
now holds, by virtue of the treaty of
St. Germain.1
Except for his references to Dr.
Stresemann's claim of German cul-
tural tutelage in the Upper Adige, and
the suggestion of mthe possibility of
appealing to the League of Nations,
the Italian premier's address avoided
even implied threats. It was calm
and restrained, in sharp contrast to
his first speech on the same subject.
It covered, point by point, the utter-
ances of the German foreign minister.
Mussolini was unyielding on the
matter of Italy's refusal to premit vio-
lation of her frontiers, either physi-
cally, or culturally. The Upper Adige,
he asserted, does not belong to a Ger-
manic cultural community and Italy
intends to continue her policy of "Ro-
man equity" in a territory, the posses-
sion of which, cultural as well as
physical, is essential to the safety of
the entire Italian nation.
"I declare explicitly," said Musso-
lini, "that the non-Italian-speaking
population in the Upper Adige does
not constitute a minority as construed
by the peace treaty. Italy does not
accept any discussion of this matter
in any assembly or council and will
react with the greatest energy against
any plans of this nature.
"These are not menaces, productive
of dilemnas; they are undeniable af-
firmations, with force and dignity, as
is the custom of new Italy, which too
many Germans make the grave mis-
take of not yet knowing."
The premier was frequetly inter-
rupted by applause, which became a
franctic ovation as he resumed his
seat. He was forced to rise again and
acknowledge the plaudits.
In accordance with the rules set
down in the revised constitution of
the Interfraternity council adopted by
that body last year, fraternities will
be informed of their relative scholas-
tic standings by Joseph A. Bursley,
Dean of Students, as soon as these
averages can be computed.
As stated in the constitution, fra-
ternities whose house average is be-
low the grade of C are placed on the
warned list, and if these same houses
continue to maintain an average be-
low that mark for the following
scnool year, they are placed on the
probation list.Fraternities are put
on warning or probation only at the
end of the school year, but are re-!
movable from the same at the end of
each semnester, providing their scho-
lastic average shows a grade of C or
hotlo,. I

Grinnell Athletic Head Resigns;
Hoyt May Be Named As Successor

sprinter. He held the national chai- nelltnor that he had been mentioned
pionship in the 100-yard and 220-yard to succeed the former incumbent of
dashes in 1907 and 1908 and was a the office.
member of the American Olympic In his undergraduate days, Hoyt
team. starred in the 220 and 100 yard dash-
Several former stars at Grinnell, es, the same races in which Huff also
including Charles Hoyt, now freshman starred. Unless unexpected events
track coach and trainer at the Uni- I occur, Coach Hoyt intends to remain
versity of Michigan, are being talked here as trainer and freshman track
of by the alumni as Huff's successor, coach.

Huff Will Assume Duties As Coach
And Trainer At Kansas
(By Associated Press)
GRINNELL, Iowa, Feb. 10.- H. J.
Huff, director of athletics at Grinnell
college, will become coach and train-
er at the University of Kansas nexth
During his college days at Grinnell,
Coach Huff, himself won fame as a

Michigan Coach Professes Ignorance
Regarding Proposed Offer
Charles Hoyt, whom it is rumored
may succeed H. . Huff as athletic di-
rector at Grinnell college, stated that
he had not been informed regarding
the matter, when called last night at
his home by a Daily reporter.
Hoyt said that he was not even
aware that the post was open at Grin-

Ardussi To Take Care Of Business;
Kirsheman Will Continue As
Managing Editor
Staff appointments for the Michigan
Technic, official quarterly publication
of the Colleges of Engineering and
Architecture, for 1926-27 lasting un-
til next February, were announced at
the 38th annual banquet of the faculty
advisory board and the student staff of
the Technic held last night at the
Lane Hall Tavern. L. R. Kirsheman,
'27E, who was selected as managing'
editor last September to fill the


Northeastern United States Is Under
Two Feet Of Snow As Result
Of New Blizzard
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Feb. 10.-Northeastern
United States, the chosen battleground
for the elements, tonight lay under
two feet of snow as a result of the
second blizzard within a week.
Roaring down in the wings of
northeast gales which piled up huge
drifts on land and rolled up moun-
tainous waves at sea, the storm .laid
a fresh covering, ranging from 10 to
15 inches over the snow blanket left,

vacancy caused by the graduation of by last Thursday's blizzard. The
Rheinhard Hiss, '26E, last year's edi- drifts ranged from 6 to 10 feet in
tor, will continue as managing editor, height.
and J. A. Ardussi, '27E, will fill the Nine deaths as a result of the storm
position of business manager, were reported. Three of them were
Gold and silver Technic charms in the wreck of the fishing schooner,
were given to staff members who have Ralph Brown, near Gloucester, Mass.,
served one year or longer by Prof E. two in Connecticut, one in New Yorkf
M. Bragg, who is a member of the, city, two in Boston, and one in Phila-
advisory board. Men who had acted delphia. Scores of persons received
as assistants to the staff were re- minor injuries as a result of street'
warded with bronze charms. accidents. Railroads were crippled,
Prof. H. C. Anderson, of the me- motor and street car traffic, was sus-
chanical engineering department, who pended or demoralized. Property
headed the list of speakers, gave a damage was great, and the millions
summary of the expansion of the en- of dollars expended in removing the
gineering college during the 26 years snow of last week from streets and
which he has been connected with highways went to naught.
the University, and made suggestions The storm raged through Pennsyl-I
to the new staff regarding a system vania, New Jersey, New York, Con-1
of contribution of technical articles necticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts,
by members of the faculty. and tonight was rolling up the At-
Prof. J. Raleigh Nelson, of the Eng- lantic coast toward northern New;
lish department, outlined the new England. A survey of the area show-
policy adopted by the engineering re- ed:
search department for the publication A score of railway trains stalled in
of the results of experimental work New England and on Long Island:;
done by various members of the en- all schools in New York and Rhode
gineering faculty. The present sche- Island, and many in other states,
dule calls for the publication of one closed. County courts on Long Island
pamphlet dealing with some research closed; factories and business houses
problem every month. Other speak- everywhere closing hours earlier than
ers on the program were Curt H. usual; mail deliveries slowed up, traf-
Will, '26E, and George M. Stanley, fic in Boston Harbor suspended, and
27E. Knox B. Howe, '26E, acted as trains, where running at all, serious-
toastmaster. ly delayed. a.
The students selected for the other The air mail service, for the second
positions on the editorial and busy- time since its inauguration, was sus-
ness staffs are: J. S. Congo, '27E, pended.
articles: H. W. Goultjiorpe, '28E, pub- Shipping was hampered by the gale
lications manager; R. J. Woods, '28E, and heavy seas. Wireless stations re-
alumni news; J. T. Snodgrass, '28E, ported a number of requests for radio
college notes; L. G. Jordan, '28A, ar- compass bearings.
chitectural editor; Theodore Rogroy,
'28A art editor; C. E. Kahr, '28E, ad-
vertising manager; E. J. Harris, '28Ef
ats L E n '28 circu- MAY ILL
acons .L orn,'8,MCI9lation ; W. W. Evans, '28E, sales. I I r Nn 1 I ITT i r Hi nfp hi fl i

Taxes On Automobile Passenger Cars
And Trucks, Admissions And
Dues, Voted Out
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 10.-The Sen-
ate added $100,000,000 to its $352,000,-
000 tax reduction bill today, after vot-
ing to repeal the inheritance tax.
With the administration forces in
rout as the taxes on automobile pas-
:enger cars and trucks, admissions
and dues were voted out of the bill
in rapid order, adjournment was taken
until tomorrow when Chairman Smoot,
of the finance committee, announced
he would ask for reconsiIeration of
some of the actions taken today and
for a final vote on the bill.
Repeal of the inheritance tax, pro-,
vided for in the bill as presented to
the Senate by its finance committee,
was approved, 49 to 26, 18 Democrats
joining with 31 Republicans in sup-
porting the proposal.
Declaring it a "damnable outrage to
take the tax off the millionaires",_
I Senator Couzens, Republican, Michi-
gan, one of the 16 Republicans who
bitterly fought repeal of the inheri-
tance -levy, then led a group of the
Republicans in voting with an almost
solid Democratic lineup for repeal of
the other taxes acted upon.
"Go ahead and ruin your bill," Sena-
tor Smoot shouted when repeal of the
automobile passenger tax, involving
an additional reduction of $70,000,000
to the bill, was proposed by Senator
King, Democrat, Utah.
The proposal was approved, 42 to
21, 16 Republicans joining with 25
Democrats and the one Farmer-Labor
senator_ in supporting it. Senator
Reed, Republican, Pennsylvania, then
appealed for a recess "in view of the
storm" and the Senate quit after
nearly eight hours of discussion.
Repeal of the levies on admissions
and dues, also proposed by Senator
King, was accepted by a vote of 36 to
34. The finance committee had voted
to cut $9,000,000 revenue annually
from this tax by increasing exemp-
tions of tickets costing 50 cents and
less , to tickets costing 75 cents and
less. Repeal of the tax adds $24,000,-
000 to the total reduction.
The committee also had voted to
restore to the bill a 2 per cent tax on
automobile trucks. which it was esti-
mated would bring in $6,000,000 an-
nually, but this was voted down, 51
to 12. The House also has voted to
repeal the present 3 per cent tax on
The bill, as it stood tonight, pro-
vides for a total tax reduction of
$452,000,000 or $125,000,000 more than
provided in the House measure and
the limit of tax teduction set by
Secretary Mellon.
President Clarence Cook Little,
Dean Hugh Cabot, of theeMedical
school, and Prof. Robert Gessel, of
the physiology department, will ad-
dress the American Congress on In-
ternal Medicine at their tenth annual
clinical session to be held in Detroit
and Ann Arbor February 22-21'. !This
congress, which will be attended by
more than 1,500 physcians. from all
sections of the "country, will convene
in Ann Arbor for clinics and demon-
strations on Thursday, Feb. 25, the
delegates spending the rest of the
week in Detroit.
. Dr. Little will address the evening
session of Feb. 24, speaking on the
subject of preparation and practice in
medical education. Dean Cabot and
Professor Gessell will discuss medical

subjects at the opening session' on
Feb. 22. Both President Little and
Dean Cabot will again take part in
the program, as will several other
members of the University faculty,
whe4 the congress meets in Ann
Among the eminent physicians who
will be present at the meeting are
Prof. Knud Faber, of the University
of Copenhagen, one of Europes' most
famous internists, and Dr. Jacques
Forestier, of Paris. Dr. Forestier has
nona mch vesrerch work in X-ray





(By Associated Press)7
BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 10.-Com. Ra-
mon Franco and his comrades on the
Spain-to-Argentina air flight swept
Prof. Clarence L. Meader, of the over -Buenos Aires at 12:17 o'clock to-
Latin department, will deliver the day, completing their great trans-At-
second public lecture under the ads- lantic flight from Palos, Spain, a di3- 1
pices of the Tolstoy league this after- tance of 6,232 miles, in 62 hours, 52
noon at 4:15 o'clock in room 1025 minutes, 'fying time.I
Angell hall. Professor Meader's:sub Today the Spanish aviators made i
ject will be "Tolstoy the Artist." the short journey from Montevideo.
to.the=Argentine capital in one hour
and twenty minutes. They received
Election Chan es i a welcome such as this city has sel-
dom accorded. Thousands upon thou-
sands of residents lined the water-
front, while other thousands from
Unavoidable changes in elections rooftops watched the great seaplane.
may be made today and tomorrow soaring in.
without extra fee, Registrar Ira M. Two naval planes and a squadron'
Smith announced yesterday. All stu- ? of ten airplanes, representing the Ar-
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President Clarence Cook Little will
address the opening session of the
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts
and Letters which will hold its an-
nual meeting here March 31, April
1 and 2. President Little will dis-
cuss some phases of his scientific re-
Another feature of the meeting will
be an illustrated lecture by Prof. F.
E. Lloyd of McGill university on the
plant spyrogyra, on the night of
April 1. The detailed program of the
ten sections of the Academy Is still
in preparation.
All second semester fresh-
men wishing, to enter the annual
competition for staff positions
on The Daily will report prompt-
ly at 4 o'clock tomorrow in the
outer offices of the Press build-
At this time the work will be

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