SOVIET GOVEBNMENT ANXIOUS
TO EXCIIANGE TREASURES FOR
OTHER MATERIAL EQUIPMXENT
Gems Show Great Extravagance Ofr
Russian Czars; GiuardIng Theni
A flnau E ~nse
THE MICHIGAN DAILY TUESDAY, FEBRIUARY 16, 192G
SOLD SOCIAL AGENCY WORKERS
PARIS, Feb. 15.-Wanted: a pur-
chaser for $250,000,000 worth of
crown jewels. American millionaires4
with farming implements, chemicals.
mining machinery, etc., to trade will
Agents of the soviet government are
quietly making inquiries here and in
other foreign capitals which may re
sult in the early disposition of many.,
if not all, of the Russian royal col-
lection of gems.
Contrary to reports that the jewels!
were stolen by revolutionists and scat-
tered to the four winds, they are still
in Moscow, and are being exhibited
An imposing but dilapidated old
clubhouse guarded by several regi-
ments of soldiers, is the treasure
house of Soviet government.
Here are kept the jewels of the
czars, including what is declared to
be the greatest single piece of jewelry
art in the world, the crown of Peter
the Great, valued at 104,000,000 rubles,
which is $52,000,000. It weighs five
pounds and covered with 4.000 carats
of diamonds. In shape the crown re-
sembles a derby hat without a rini
and having two long slits lengthwise
across the top. It is lined with real
Blush. In the center is a rectangular
diamond as large as an American
postage stamp. It is topped by a
cross of five-carat diamonds, stan(-
ing on a uncut ruby, one of the
largest ever discovered.
They are a burden to the Soviet,
which has no use for them except as
evidence of the tremendous extrava-
gance of Russian czars while millions
of their subjects were starving miser-
ably. Furthermore, guarding them is
an expensive responsibility.
1, At M 0 M'. -M LW '- - ''
Credit bureaus stand for importaut
constructive social work in the coi-
munity, according to Miss Bertha A.
House, of Pontiac, whose paper on
"The Relation of the Social Agency to
the Community" opened the meeting
of the Inter-city Conference of Social
Work yesterday afternoon at the Uni-
. Miss House emphasized the fact that
indiscriminate giving of credit by mer-
chants to improvident persons is re-
sponsible for much of the economic
trouble of persons of the laboring
classes. She went on to say that such.
cases of improvidence raised the ques-
tion as to how much of the story
should be told to the employer.
Miss Ruth Bowen, of Lansing, then
discussed the contacts between social
workers and public officials. She men-
tConed that social workers, in their
dealings with office-holders, too fre-
quently use masses of statistics to
convince politicians of the necessity
of certain reforms. These facts and
figures are, as a matter of fact, muen
less effective than "a pleasant smile"
would be. The personality of the
social worker is often below average,
Miss Bowen remarked.
In dealing with the relation of the
social agency ty the medical profes-
sion. Miss Alice Walker, director of
social service at Harper hospital, De-
troit,-said that it should be the aim
of every social worker to take care
of and report all of the patient's ail-
ments, mental, physical, and social.
Statistics compiled by the Bureau oC
Appointments relative to the number ScheduledToday
of calls received in 1925 from educa___
tional institutions for instructor:, i Fourth in the series of lectures be-
librarians, social workers, and similar ing sponsored by Cercle Francais will
positions, show a total of more ihan be the address at 4:15 o'clock today
997 vacancies to be filled, the vacan- in rmi I). Alumni Memorial hall, by
cies ranging in 32 types of positions. I Prof. Bruce M. Donaldson, of the fine
Records also show that the bureauI iarts department. His subject "Por-
filled more than 441 positions during trait and Landscape Painting", will
the past fiscal year. be developed chiefly in its relation to
The total enrollment of applicans the art of France. The lecture will ,e
for positions is more than 874, of given in English and illustrated with
which 532 are new and :342 are re- lantern slides. It is open to all who
enrollments from the field. are interested.
Senior high school vacancies con- I
stituted the majority of calls, more F'or every article for sale, there Is
than 549 having been registered from a buyer, Reach him thru Ciassifleds.
MELBOURNE.-Some local govern-
ing bodies of New South Wales are
supporting a movement to petition
Premier Bruce for a. referendum
throughout Australia on the question
of abolition of state governments.
TOIKO.-, Count Enkichi Oki, 55
years old, former minister of justice
and leader of the KenkyuIkai part in
the House of Peers; died here today.
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Above is a photo of the Russian cre vn jewels valued at $250,000,000
are guarded by Soviet officials. The late Czarhia is shown wearing some
ered Czar is seen in dress regalia.
is ow on display in Moscow where they
of the imperial jewelry and the murd
COSMOPOLITAN CLUB TO
BE ENTERTAINED TODAY
BERLIN- "Match box inflamma-
tion" is the name given a newly diag-
nosed skin disease. Physicians of the
University of Berlin clinic say it is
caused by carrying boxes of matches
in trouser pockets.j
The Habit of
Cosmopolitan club members will b!U
the guests of the Chamber of Com-
pierce luncheon club today, present-;
ing a program in which each nation-
ality represented will contribute an
an act characteristic of the country.
This is the third annual' observation
of Cosmopolitan day by the organiza-
Something of the work being done
by Chambers of Commerce in other .
parts of the world will be told th-
local members by the foreign students.
Each member .of the Cosmopolitan
club will be the guest of some particu-
lar man during the luncheon, who will
be responsible for his entertainment
Carlton F. Wells, of the rhetor.
department, will act as chairman.
UNIVERSITY LAUNDRY HAS
LARGEST OUTPUT IN CITYC'
Reports of the University laundry
service disclose that during the last
month, 360,860 articles of laundry
were washed and ironed. This figure,
divided by 26, or the number of work-
ing days in the month, shows that
15,000 pieces a day event through the
service. This is slightly more thanI
double the output of any privately-
controlled laundry in the .city.
Most of this laundry comes from thej
Health Service and the old and 'new
hospitals, only 7,000 pieces a month
comning from the campus proper. Al-
though only one truck is used in
transportation, the collection and the
return of the laundry takes place dur-
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