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I 1890






VOL. XXXVII. No. 100









Lays Failure Of Genius To Propagate
Genius To Mating With Women
Of Inferior Strain
Dr. Jon Alfred Mjoen, of the Winde-
ren Laboratorium, Oslo, Norway, based
his talk yesterday afternoon in Natural
Science auditorium on answering two
questions in regard to his subject
"Criminality and Genius as Biologi-
cal Problems." The questions were
"How can a Criminal be born from
faultless parents?" and "Why does the
son of a genius not possess his
In the opinion of Dr. Mjoen, the rea-
son for criminality of certain child-
ren of stainless parents could be found
in the stock of either the mother or
father. He said that there must have
been some history for the case in the
past generations of the child and gave
cases hich brought out this view.
Dr. Mjoen cited the example of the
spread of a criminal strain in an im-
migrant who came to Norway with a
serious form of epilepsy. He married
into the native people of Norway and
although his children showed no signs
of the disease and therefore also mar-
ried with natives, the strain came out
later. More than two thousand do-
cendants of this man were studied and
of this number, 46 had the same dis-
ease and 460 had some sort of disease
which might have been directly at-
tribuited to this source.
Nap~oleon's Ancestry (quoted
In answer to the second questio ,
slides were shown indicating the
"family tree" of such men as Goethe,
Bach, Napoleon, and Darwin. Goethe
anid Napoleon married into strains of
an inferior nature. It was due to this,
Dr. Mjoen said, that men of their
type were not born to them. Darwin
and !yach married into superior
strains and had children that were
geniuses or bordering on genius. In
this relation, he said that it would be
an excellent idea to have cousins mar-
ry if it is sure that the strains are
both good. In this way certain char-
acteristics might be brought out
strongly and be found in their
children. He told of the case of'
brother and sister marrying for seve-
ral generations and keeping genius
in the children until in one generation
there was no sister for the brother to
marry. He married into san inferior
stain and the genius was lhst.
strain and the genius was lost
Dr. Mjoen told of methods which
were used for testing the ability of
certain people in his laboratory in
Oslo. The musical ability trait is
that which can most easily and ac-i
curately be tested. Some of the things
tested in this case are: discrimina-
tion of disonance and consonance.
analysis of tone complexes, discrimii-
nation of harmonies, and tune memory.
It was Dr. Mjoen's osinion that Rich-
ard Wagner's son was superior to him
musically. Te based this opinion on
tests which he madle on Slegried Wag-I
ner and on information which he ob-
tainedl concerning Richard Wagner.
Dr. Mjoen also gave a number of;
qualities that will always be found
if a man is a musical genius. Among
these were fantasy and poetic ability.
Dr. Mjoen will also speak at 4:15
o'clo- k today in Natural Science audi-
toriumn. His talk will be a continua-
tiona of yesterday's talk and the sub-
ject will be "What Does the. Minus-
individual Cost State and 'Society?".
Sharkey Wins Matchl
On Technical Pointj

Small Experimental Station Failure CHABLINED
Caused Beginning Of Radio Programs'
Growing out of the effort of faculty faculty, and these two practical dem- THAT [N LAND;BUSSIA
members and students of the engineer- strations of the value of such pro-II
ing college, who, in the 'fall of 1923 grams to radio listeners throughout
built and operated a 200 watt station, the state lead Edward H. Kraus, dean -U
WCBC, radio broadcasting at the Uni- of the Summer session and dean of the -___
versity last year had increased to the College of Pharmacy, to investigate CTION IS TAKEN BECAUSE OF
extent that 12 programs were sent the possibilities of having a commer- IWFACION THAIT SVIDDEN
through the air; they included 48 four- cial station broadcast from the Univer- REK WOULI) CAUSE
minute talks by administrative of- sity.
ficials and faculty members, and va- The result was the broadcasting last
rious numbers by musical organiza year by the Jewett Radio corporation hOUSE ENDORSES MOVE
tions and students of the School of and the Detroit Free Press. In order-
Music. that the programs might appeal to as Sir Austen Warn That Action May Be
The little station, the culmination of large an audience as possible the edu-l Ex cted If Anti-British Prop-
considerable effort on the part of the cational featu~res were balanced by aganda Does Not Cease
designers and operators, was consid- musical numbers, frequently made pos--
ered unrepresentative of the Univer- sible through the co-operation of the (By Associatd press)
sity and the equipment only experi- School of Music. According to Waldo I LONDON March 3.-Announcing in
mental; consequently a plea was made Abbot, of the rhetoric department, who
II t os fCii~i~ta ra
for an appropriation of $20,000 and I has been program manager for thetl House of Commons that Great
an annual stipend of $3,000 with which past two years, more than 2,000 let- Britain will not break off diplomatic
might be constructed and maintained tes of commendation were received relations with Soviet Russia, Foreign
an adequate station. Upon the failure from the radio audience during last Secretary Sir Austen Chamberlain
to, obtain such a budget, radio activi- season's broadcasting. today enunciated a policy of giving
ties were momentarily suspended. The success of the previous years Russia another chance.
However, the year previous to the resulted in the initiation this fall of a This policy was endorsed by - the
experimental effort of 1923, respond- second series of 14 Michigan Night House wheen the liberals raisedl a
ing to the demand for speakers com- programs, and at the conclusion of discussion calling into question the
ing from educational centers, the ex- the broadcasting all of the talks kiven recent British note to Russia charg-
tension division of the University had during the year will be incorporated ing the Soviets with disseminating
co-operated with station WWJ by fur- into a booklet which will be forward- anti-British propaganda.
nishing numerous speakers from the ed to all those who request copies. Sir Austen, replying for the govern-
- --- ____________________________________- -ni( et, saidh it was desirale ta world
peace should be assisted by the eliii-
ration of distress and suspicionwhich
CONGRESSc E ApR EiND]Treat s Bi R T RIMteremained from the struggle of a few
gi ue , a so d dAb r e a c h w i h o u s s it a c -
was ound to have ahreaction in other
OF By A OFe SrESStNEssD g FOR es UNIF OR Y t countries if made suddenly, before the-
i ASING'N -sworld realized what was the provoca-
C sth nmancould place responsibility on
Senate headlocked On AproprsatUonmsm Treats Bill WhiimePrafted From the right shoulders.
For Campaign Fund Committee: Standpoint O IPrevious Laws l Dir Results Feared
house his Idling On Utiities Regulatios Whatever the provocation, he con-
tined, a sudden breach could not oc-
the holeEuroeansituatio. With-
out retracting anything it had saidi
(By Associated Press) Stressing the necessity for theiits note or otherwise about the con-
WASHINGTON, March 3-The 69th proper certification of public utilities i dut of Soviet Rusia, the British gov-
Congress neared the end of its labor I through state action, Prof. UBlyth- ernment's view was that Russia should
tonight with the legislative bill of the Stason, of the Law school, addressed be given another opportunity to con-'
Sete taigly lockd bymmatfiibte the Economics club at the Union last form its conduct to the ordinary rule
ate thlou ceyailingyraI night on the proposed Uniform Public ofinternational life and comity.
ang'sheiHousedachinryridinngmfos-!Utility act, of which he is the drafts- At the same time the Foreign See-
want of gristyd man. I rotary assured th e House that rela-
In continuous session since yester- le treated tie proposed act from tions would not be broken off, he re-
day morning the Senate went wearily the history of Public Utility Statutory marked that there were liits to the
into another night of wrangling ovei Regulation, the present status of Util-' governmental patience with regard tot
the reparation bill prolonging the nite ities,and the troublesome problems the anti-British propaganda.
of the campaign fund committee, while that have been encountered and solved. Discussion of the matter brought
the alien property and public build- Two reports were made within the I o t the question of the Anglo-Pus-
ing's bill and an appropriation eas- last two years for final consideration sian trande agreement, Sir Rob-
ure carrying funds for many assorted ftecneecladwr etoe ert Homne, former chancellor of
purposes waited for a turn that may for further revision. A third report the exchequer, who negotiated the
never come.sg will bey submittd next summer, whichh tFagreement declaring s that every-
At noon tomorrow the tenure of the Professor Stason believes is in shape thingh e had hoped for had fail- I
Congress expires by constitutional hime- for final adoptio. ed to materialize. He asserted that
itation and no meeting of the new He stated that there are two grous the United States which treated So-
Senate and H ouse is in prospect until that must be controlled by the newa viet Russia as "an outcast among na-
next December. Repeated effort toiay act, the duties and restrictions o nions" did more trade with Russia
and tonight to break the Senate dead- the utilities, themselves, and the pow-t1 and obtained more valuable conces-
lock and permit action on the appro- ers of commission with reference tosions than did Great Britain.
priation and other pressing bills mere- regulation of utilities. This is the gMaconald Surprises House
ly had the result of stiffening the linehundexynanasirofghe ct.i Former Premier Ramsay MacDon-
fthe Dmontnins s d pe rlng r b so at
Hoshe onthend , pting forceshad pro-. ald, the labor leader,tin reply, rather
ing new threats to keep up the ftg=,ight coinc dent surprised eliouse by expressing ther1
Iuntil the gavel falls at 12 o'clock to -WSHINGONDE ANS oinontht hemoe o usiawa
orow. uClt esrslogsnewt HAGsluE ta he Ia oe nioiwtha thoe o t eo Russmia a
Theo House also sat until late, and CA S F LETS two yea:rs too late. He said that if lie
I ---- Ihad benm in office he would have sent
jworked leisurely on various iminorj (By Associated Press)1 a. noe, different in substance if not I
Iprojects. Several days ago it complet- ,Ii agae hti ol aebe
ed its legislative program except for WASHINGTON, March 3.-A report inlnugta'i ol aebe
a few last minute adjustments. The that the Washington government hadt aimed at solving the dispute by ne-
Republican leaders seemed almost dis- notified the Mexican foreigri, office Heotia on dteHrecneto
posed to declare a half holiday, but that Ambassador Manuel C. Pe7 llelecisgdthesHotm onention
the Democrats insisted on keeping the ~ ~~t ht ~eUie ttsgtmr ui
,tathUntdHouse on the job, completing the pro- wasn lne proart here,j ness from Russia without diplomatic
ceedings by quorum calls and efforts gained circulaton tonight concident ; relations than Great Britain did with
to bring up late measures long since with the disclosure that he had left thosescreatofnsnsaidwhAtmtere
eliminated fronm the program of the Washington for Mexico City tonight. wr crso esn h mrc
majority. The basis of the report-that the c brought better trade.

Otis Skinner Plays! APPEARS TONIGHT
At Whitney Tonight I
In Role Of Soldier'
Otis Skinner will appear tomght in
I the Whitney thea.te in the play "The
IIonor of the Family." The actor will
i take the part of Colonel Philippe 1I
I rdau, a bluster ng baitcourageous
soldimer The o f.pany comes here t
under the direction of Charles Froh- I
The play itself is adapted from the
French play by Emile Fabre which in s
turn was a dramatization of l3alzac's
story 'La Rabouilleuse.' It has been

adapted by Paul M. Potter and is a
four-act play.
Julian Shaw, who was a member of
I the Guy Bates Post company last year
during the year 1924-25, will take the
part of La Vedie, the servant girl, and
Robert Harrison will play the part
of Jean-Jacques Rouget, the miser.
Harry Burkhart, who last played as
a member of the Lenore Ulric com-
pany in "Kiki," will take the part of
P Joseph Bridau and also the role of
Kouski. He starred in "The Climax"
and toured Australia in "The Chorus
jEugenic Woodward will appear in
support of Mr. Skinner in the role of
Madanme Bridaum. She was formerly
a member of thme cast of "The Open
De Selincourt To Conduct Advanced
('ourse And Give Lectures; Frost
To Consult And Lecture


tonight in
will take
f onor of

Who will
thme Wh'itney
the lading
the Famil v,'
by Balzac.

Otis Skinner
appear here
role iin "The

a play taken from a story


Two distinguished men in the field CALLES ISSUES ORDER
of literature will visit the University
this month for the purpose of giving
instruction and lectures, it was an- B IH
nounced yesterday by Dean John R. I ill Allow 64,000 Tons Of Wheat TO
Effinger, of the literary college. Enter Free Of Dulty Until
They are: Robert Frost, imternational- Deimaid Is Filled
ly known poet and former lecturer at_
the University, and Ernest de Selin- ANTICIPATES SHORTAGE
court, Dean of the College of Arts
at the University of Birmingham. (By A"ociated Press)
Mr. Frost will arrive here from MEXICO CITY, March 3.-Sugges-
Dartmouth university on March 28. He tions circulated here of a Latin-Amer-
will remain a week and during that ican boycott against products of the
time will deliver several public lec- United States received a reverse today
tures and will be open for consulta- when President Calles issued a decree
tion by students who desire special ad- suspending the import duty on the
vice on problems on poetry and litera- next sixty thousand tons of wheatl
ture. Dean de Selincourt is scheduled brought into Mexico. This amount I
to arrive here Wednesday. He will represents the estimated shortage of
remain until spring vacation. He will the Mexican wheat croo below do-
conduct a course for advanced stu- mestic requirements. The issuance of
dents in English, literature and in ad- the decree is interpreted as meaning
dition he will give one or two popular that, failing to feed itself, Mexico must
lectures. import foodstuiffs xwiiicli will cone
Dean de Selincourt has been dis- mostly from the United States.
tinguished for his scholarly work in The newspaper, Excelsior, published
early nineteenth century English liter- an editorial today vigorously criticiz-
ature. An edition of Keats which he ing the boycott suggestion Vp ridicu-
edited some years ago still remains as Ilous and impossible of fulfillment. l
the most scholarly production of its Excelsior's editorial tells the would-
kind, authorities hold. He has recently be boycotters that no matter how1
gained recognition for his edition of much they hate the United States, theyj
Wordsworth. "The Prelude." He col- cannot change the law of supply andI
lated some five manuscripts in such I demand or alter geographical facts.
a way as to make it possible for stu-I The United States, with shorter trans-
dents of English literature to recon- I portation lines to Mexico, can under-
struct "The Prelude' as Wordsworth sell other countries and in some line
first read it to Coleridge in 1805. "The produces better goods than can be
Prelude" was not published until 1850 obtained elsewhere.9
at the death of Wordsworth. Of course, ( Excelsior says in effect that there is
the author had made many changes nothing for Mexico to do expect to buy
during the 45 year period, and it was I from the United States. The news-
not possible for students to compare paper then concludes somewhat bit-1
the texts of 1805 and 1850 until Dean terly:E
de Selincourt produced his edition "As for the Latin American solidar-
shedding light on the subject. ity about which we hear so many ora-
My. Frost was a special English lec- tions, where is it? When the United

Owners, Angelo Paulos and Theodore
Danmes Are Also Backers Of
New Theater Project
Replacement of the present Allnel
hotel by a modern fireproof structure
of eight stories at a cost of more than
$525,000 will be accomplished as soon
as final plans are completed by Ange-
los Paulos and Theodore Dames,
owners of the Allenel, it was an-
nounced yeste-day.
The new building will be known as
the "Hotel Michigan," but it is not
connected with the recent proposi-
tien to build a hotel of the same name,
which has not succeeded. Drawings
have been prepared by a Detroit ar-
chelitectural firm.
The owners, who also are buiding
the new Michigan theater, will rent
space for nin stores on the ground
floor. The entrance to the hotel is
to be on East Huron street. The main
desk and a few seats will take up
the remainder of the ground floor, the
central lobby being on the second
story. This follows tie scheme e-
ployed in several structures recently
y built in large cities, Mr. Paulosusaid.
SA writing rooni, a ladies' parlor, gene-
ral offices, a large main (ining room,
amid private dining rooms will also
be located on this floor.
Will Accommodate Over 44b4
j More than 200 rooms are to be pro-
vided on the six remainiing floors,
every one havimng an outside exposure
j "and a connecting bath. Several fea-
tures of the building have been
planned especially with the view of
Taccommodating the larger number of
visitors coming to Ann Arbor for foot-
ball games. The capacity of the otei
will be more than 400, and several
suites are to be povided for the use
of families. The main dining room
can accommodate 500 people at a time.
There will be in addition a coffee shop
in one of the groundfo or store spaces,
connecting directly with the "hotel
The razing of the present building
and construction of its successor, it is
estimated, can be completed in nine
months from the time final arrange-
Iments are made.
President Little
Addresses Snoker
h sOn Future Plans
sPie sident Clarance ook Little ad-
dressed the somoker of the hillel Foun-
dation held in the Masonict'enple
last night on some of te problems
of the University and some of the re-
sponsibilities of the member in. it He
outlined for the meeting the future
plans of the University in accordance
Iwith the budget requests now before
the state legislature and described
seine of the plamns that are now under
dmway for theassimilation of the fresh-
igen during their first few weeks in
In talking of tie plans for the
strengthening of the University Intel-
lectually, President ittle stressed the
retention of the faculty men of note
and the enlargement of the profession-
al schools,.lie ended with a laudation
of the spirit of internationalism and
democracy that prevails on te Mich-
igan campus.
Entertainment by Myron Falk, '27
William Clon, '29, h11oward Bloom,;'28,

and Lawrence Hyman,oc '27, concluded
the program which was followed with
j refreshments.
College men whose personalities
will permit development in the mo-
tion picture world are being sought
in a nation-wide search sponsored by
First National Pictures and College
Humor. Micbgan is one of the 31
leading institutions at which tests will
I be conducted.
7 Fire starting yesterday afternoon on
the roof of the Alpha Tau Omega
fraternity at 1023 Oakland did little
damage. Firemen extinguished the
blaze in a short time.
~ - ~-~~~-~~_____ ________________________________________


Senator Reed of Missouri was theI
driving force behind the campaign
fund reservation which would give
the investigating committee of which
1 he is chairman authority to continue
its activities during the summer re-
ces. The leader of the filibuster was
Senator Reed of Pennsylvania, whose
state in the past had furnished one
of the typical bills of inquiry for the
There were times when the two sqn- j
ators were themselves ready to sus-
rend hostilities long enough to let
some of the other bills through, but inj
each instance objection was raised 1
from somaequarter.

tinued stay here of Ambassador Pel-
lez would be displeasing to the Wash-
ington administration was that em-
bassy activities in connection withI
the circulation of anti-American prop-
aganda had prompted a request fori
his recall.


)rchestra Chosen
For Crease Dance(
t Lawyers Club

(Ey.Associated Press)
York, March 3-Jeff Sharkey, Boston refut
heavyweight, scored a technical knock: eg rdToScar
out tonight over Mike McTigue of New Regard
York, in the twelfth round of a fifteen I
roud matidMcPartland stopped the Statements attributed to Dr. Robert
fight with McTigue still on his feet. E Vinson, president of Western Re-
but cut, battered and bleeding from serve university, and published in a
the mouth in a stream. It appeared recent news dispatch, referring to the
that the vigorous Irishman had been present scarcity of medical men in
severely slashed in the jaw and hen teaching capacity as well as in actual
was in bad shape, spattered face toIpractice were refuted by Dean Hugh
waist with blood when the referee in- Cabot of the medical school in an in-
tervened. terview yesterday. Dr. Vinson, who is
Sharkey was leading by a decisive a trustee of the Carnegie Foundation,
margin on points when the unexpected was of the opinion that but half
finish came, but Mike had put up a enough doctors were being turned out
game "give and take" battle. The by the medical schools of the coun-
sailor used his big weight advantage, try, and further that trained teachers
sailor sed hi big wxghtxadantage ---- - in--^l--na

Acting-Secretary Crew of the State! Music provided by Winstead 's color-'trrhr rmtefalo 92t ttsmae oadybmad
department and Assistant Secretary orchestra of Louisville, Ky., will1 the spring of 1924 as the holder of ment of Vera Cruz or when Admiral
Ols could not be reached tonight. orhsr o oivilK.
d uother State deatment onic.I feature the annual crease formal a fellowship of creative arts. During Latimer's marines invade Nicaragua,
No, other State department ioffzcial which will be held on April 1 at the the semesters of 1925-26 he also con- what Latin .American governments
would comment as to the reason for Lawyer's club. This band, a seven ducted courses. make formal protests to Washington?
the ambassador's departure. Pellez I piece aggregation, is well known How many soldiers would our sisterj
returned to Washington yesterday through the south as exponents of the NORTHWESTERN - The Senior republic send to Mexico on that un-
from an interrupted trip to Mexico for Negro type of jazz music. The orches- I class cane carrying tradition, will be fo'tunate lay when nmiliern invaders
the stated purpose of vistng a brothetra was brought here last year for a carried out again this spring. should apflear on th.e Rio Grande?"
who was seriously ill. = fraternity dance, this being their first_
and only appearance in Ann Arbor. Be Appropriations For Nurses' Quarters
+ ' sides playing for the dancing, the band 4 paens
n tnwill entertain with several specialtyi
dancing and singing numbers. Being SoughtI nState Legisl turc I
city Of Medical Men .Attendance, according to Philip o'-
Hanlon, '27L, chairman of the com-
mittee in charge, will be limited to ; "An appropriation is being asked legislature for $350,000 with which
January. At the present tiume, there 125 couples. Besides O'Hanlon, there by the University to imcrease the to complete the building, according to
are graduated from "class A" medical are on the committee: J. H. Wither- housing facitlities for student nurses! announcements which have been madeI
schools in this countryp a number of spoon, '27L; W. H. Williams, '27L; i alone; graduate nurses' accommoda- public from the President's office re-
physicians sufficient to supply one Leslie C. Putnam, '27L; Henry A. tions are not included in the estimate," garding the maintenance appropria-
physician to little less than 1000 of the H-icl s, '27L; Roger D. Dotemi, '27L; I stated Miss Shirley C. Titus, director tion.
population. The nunmber is less than ad John W. Conlin, '27L. The Crease of nursing at the University hospital, At present, there are over 435 nurses
was the caseP in this country ten years dance has become an established in- in an interview yesterday. "The pros- I in the University hospital, and 220 of
ago, but still is considerably more - stitution at the Law school being spon- ent arrangement will no longer care these are undergraduates, said Miss;
than in most other countries, especial- , sored annually by the senior law for the undergraduate body, and it is! Titus; they receive no salaries for
ly on the Continent. class. this condition which it is desired to their services rendered to the 1,100
"Considering the improved means of The annual Crease paper which is alleviate." patients in the hospital and are on
transportation now available, I think published for the affair, is now ic The present nurses' residence, !duty all of the time. For this reason
it quite certain that one physician to preparation. Tickets for the dance, Couzens Hall, was presented to thie residence near the hospital is impera-
1000 people is quite sufficient. It is which will have the entire faculty University ,by Sen. James Couzens, of tive. Couzens Hall accommodates 274
probably true that the number of phy- of the Law school and their wives and Detroit, in 1924. It serves not only as of the entire body, and it is expected


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