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Soviet Officials Mistrust Pledge
Chinese Authorities As To
Captive's Safety


(By Associated Press)
SHANGHAI, March 11.-A grave
situation is brewing between the
Chinese government at Peking and
Soviet Russia over the seizure of the
Soviet vessel, Ramiat Lenina, a week
ago and the arrest of Mile. Borodin,
wife of the advisor to the Cantonese
government and three Russian cour-
The Soviet officials clearly mistrust
the assurances of the Chinese author-
ities as to the safety of the captives
and fear that Mile. Borpdin and her
fellow prisoners will meet short shrift
should they fall into the hands of
White Russians attached to the north-
ern army. Accordingly the Soviet
government has sent a second and al
sternernoteto Peking, warning that
the Soviet government will take ex-
treme measures should mischance be-
fall the Russians.
The note calls attention to lack of
definite information regarding the fate
of the Russians and says in conclu-
"The embassy of the Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics hereby declares
that the Chinese government will bear
full responsibility for the safety of
the couriers and other pe'rsons detain-
ed, and warns the Chinese government
that any violations of their safety
might certainly bring most serious
consequences and compel the Soviet
government to appeal to exceptional
Foreign Minister Wellington Koo at
Peking assured the Soviet charge de
affairs, M. Chernyck, that he had
nothing to fear for the safety of the
prisoners who are being detained at
Meanwhile Great Britain and the.
United States are concerned over the
disorders in the city of Wuhu which
recently was captured by the Can-
tonese. Riots broke out there Tues-
day and Wednesday and a customs
houe was looted.
American Minister MacMurray ]as
directed the American consul-general I
at Hankow to draw up a protest fee
for presentation to the Cantonese au-
thorities against the looting of Amer-
ican mission property at Wuhu, while
the British government has made
representation to Foreign Minister
Eugene Chang regarding the disorders
there and asking him to protect Brit-
ish lives and property.
Prof. Alexander Meiklejohn, of the
University of Wisconsin, former pres-
ident of Amherst college, and Dr. Al-
fred E. Stearns, principal of Phillips
academy, Andover, Mass., have been
included among the speakers who will
appear in Ann Arbor for the Sunday
convocations this spring, according to
an anouncement by Thedore R. Horn-
berger, '27, chairman of the convo-
cations committee of the Student
April 24 has been the date set for
Prof. Meiklejohn's speech, while
Stearns is scheduled to appear here
May 1. Arrangements have not yet
been completed forthe otherspeaker
who is to be selected for the con-
vocation May 8.k
Prof. Meiklejohn is well known to
the University students, having spoken
here on several other occasions. His
last appearance here was in Decem-
ber, when he addressed the National
Student Federation of America.
Dr. Stearns has been principal of
Phillips academy since 1903 and is one
of the country's secondary school ed-
cuators. He has received degrees from
Yale university and Amherst, Dart-
mouth and Williams college.

The first meeting of the Governor's
committee to discuss the general edu-
cational program of the state and the

Editor's Note: Tis is the fourteenth of a The early issues of the Michigan-
series of articles by Daily staff menbers on,
various campus institutions and organizations, ensian contained less than 200 pages,
published in an effort to make clear their l in contrast to the 600 pages of the
functions and their particular features of in.
terest to prospective participants. 1926 publication, and the binding was
of plain cloth. It was not until 1900
Although everyone is familar with that pictures of the members of the
the present Michiganensian, with its graduating classes were printed. At
first, the section devoted to fraternities
elaborate cover, hundreds of pages, had no photographs, the distinguishing
and many photographs, few have an feature being the crests of the various
Sunderstanding of its origin or the !organizations.
plainness of its earlyissues. The During the war, the annual experi-
first publication of the nature of an enced the same difficulties as the oth-
annual appeared on the campus in er studentspublications, in obtaining
the '70's. It was merely a collection a staff, and in 1919, following the
of photographs of members of the cessation of fighting, the 'Ensian staff
graduating class, and resembled an dedicated an issue as a war record
album in its make-up. and memorial. Sections were devoted
The actual forerunner of the Mich- to the Red Cross and other patriotic
iganensian was the "Palladium," a organizations, to the student naval
book published yearly by a fraternity unit, and the Student Army Training.
council. The contents were confined Corps. A large number of the photo-
almost entirely to fraternity features,) graphs were taken with the male
which finally resulted in the .produc- students in uniform.
tion of a competing annual by an in- In 1922 the size of the 'Ensian was
depent group. After two years of increased considerably, so that group
this rivalry it was decided to combine pictures could be placed more effec-
the publications, and in 1897, at the tively. The last material advance
suggestion of President Emeritus came with the 1925 issue, with the in-
Harry B. Hutchins, the newly formed stitution of an elaborately designed
annual was given its present name. cover.
Stevens Requests Senator To Name Spotlight Vaudeville To Be Mies's
Those To Whom He Referred Next Productioi And Will Be
In Public Letter Given In Coming Week
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, March 11-Sen. Wil- "R. U. R", a play by Karel Capek
liamNEW YorKwarcalled--pon.i -which has been presented every night
hiam E. Borah was called upon in a this week in the Mimes theater, will
letter today from Guy Stevens, direc- be given for the last time at 8:30
tor of the association of producers of o'clock tonight.
petroleum in Mexico, to reveal theo tnixtr
Idetit of"poerul"intress" nd The next production which Mimes
identity of "powerful" interests" and will give is the Mimes Spotlight vaude-
"a distinguished representative of the ville, to be presented Thursday, Fri-
oil interests" whom the senator re- day and Saturday nights in the Mimes
ferred in a letter made pubic yester- theater. The acts for this show have
day " would like to see a complete been chosen and will begin rehearsals
break with Mexico" and "to see Mex- soon, although, due to the fact that
ico humanized." Mr. Stevens' commun- most of them were in finished form
ication also asserts that the senator's before the tryouts, only a few re-
charges perhaps have "a purpose to hearsals will be necessary, according
obscure the real issue" in the Mex- to officers of Mimes.
ican oil law controversy. A silver cup will be given the best
The letter enclosed a clipping in act, which will be chosen by votes
which Senator Borah had been quoted acthichauiecon th vtes
as syin tha hewas"incine toof their audience on their reserved
doubt some of the statements made by seat stubs on each of the three nights.
the oil companies in New York." "The The cup has been presented by Mimes.
request was made of you," Mr. Ste- )ollowing the Spotlight vaudeville
vens said, referring to a letter written next week, George Kauffman's play,
toths seatrrngtMah4,tatywrot "To the Ladies," will be given. The
to the senator on March 4, that youcast for this show has already been
specify such statements. That request, c o ti showrhas aready been
~ chosen and rehearsals are in progress.,
far from indicating any fear of the The play is by the same author as
facts", indicated quite definitely a de-"e r,,M
sire that the facts be disclosed, if "The Butter and Egg Man.
uhuhichsh To the Ladies" will open Monday,
doubt ave any upned wh such a March 22, and will be given every
"Untucan e predicte. Ienight during that week. Tickets for
ortua y ou ae no see the Mimes Spotlight vaudeville have
fit to specify either any fact or any tetime otisaeh
statements. On the contrary, you not yet gone on sale.
sttmnsinte otay tu The play by Kauffman is a comedy
have imputed to 'powerful interests,' Tepa yKufa sacmd
and will follow the two heavier pro-
unnamed, a desire to see a complete ductions of "The Man of Destiny" by
break with Mexico, and to a disting- George Bernard Shaw and "R. U. R."
uished representative of the oil inter- by Karel Capek, "R. U. R." is prob-
ests,' likewise unnamed, a desire to see ably the most difficult play ever at-
Mexico humanized. Do you not think tempted by the Mimes players, ac-
that the public should be informed by cording to officers of that organization
you of the identity of these 'powerful and has been most successful in point
interests' and 'distinguished represen- of attendance of any of the plays given
tatives of the oil interests'?" in the Mimes theater thus far his
(By Associated Press) (By Associated Press)}
PARIS, March 11-The Poincare TOKIO, March 11-Japanese polit-
government obtained another vote of ical plans and plots which went awry
confidence today when the chamber of this spring owing to the death of the

deputies, ending interpolations on the emperor and the decision of financial
high cost of living, voted confidence interests that an election this yearl
in the ministry 393 votes to 130. would be an economic mistake, are
The vote came after a discussion of now being reburnished for 1928.
the rich cost of living and the unem- Holding the regular four-year na-
ployment problem, that had occupied tional election in May of next year
eight sittings. will accord with the provisions of the
A great majority of the deputies de- constitution and give 9,000,000 or more
clared themselves satisfied with Pre- new voters the opportunity to cast
mier Poincare's financial program and their first ballot under the new man-
and with the efforts he has made to hood suffrage law.
relieve unemployment. At the end of Premier Watsatsuki, head of the
the session the premier obtained ap- Keseikai or government party, had
proval for an appropriation of 40,000- laid all his plans for a dissolution of
000 francs to be used as doles for the the present diet and for an election
unemployed. this spring. It was thought that even
the death of Emperor Yoshihito would
BUCKEr YES LEAD"no"tprevent the dissolution. But money
is necessary for an election in Japan
IN TRACK lMEE T as in any other country. When the
great business and financial interests
(By Associated Press) of the empire estimated it would cost
CHICAGO, March 11.-Ohio State more than $2,000,000 it was decided
runners carried off the majority of 1 that a costly election on top of this
runnes carihtoff the majityg ofhuge expense could not be borne by
Ipl tonight in the qualifying heat the country.
o the 440 and 880 yard runs tomor- The leaders of the Seiyukai and
row night in the Big Ten indoor Selyuhonto opposition parties, were
championships. also ready and prepared for the dis-

Washington Naval Experts Prepared
To Present American Views
At Geneva Conference
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, March 1?.-Three
power conference at Geneva on naval
armanent limitation became assured
today with acceptance by Japan of
the American informal proposal. Brit-
ish acceptance was received yester-
.Japanese acceptance was uncondi-
tional . It was accompanied, however,
by a direct gesture from Tokio, seek-
ing to renew overtures to France and
Italy to participate ii the five power
discussion originally suggested by
President Coolidge.
Ambassador Matsudaira, in advising
acting Secretary Grew of his govern-
ment's acceptance, expressed the To-
kio belief that agreement to extend1
tonnage limitations to cruisers, des-
troyers and submarines, would be1
facilitated greatly should the two
European continental powers find it
possible to join in the discussion atI
Japanese emphasis on the desira-
bility of not accepting French and
Italian refusals as final brought to
the surface again evidence of the
strong hope entertained in Washing-

(By Associated Press) 1-22 year 01 son, but in the hope that
CHICAGO, March 11.-,-The gruelling! science might learn more of the mys-
fight waged for the life of Albert terious disease which started in his
Frick, kept alive for more than 108 bladder, descended to his leg, then
hours by friends doing the work of crept up his spinal column to affect
his paralyzed muscles in providing the nerves of his diaphragm, tongue
him with precious air, will not have and throat, she finally yielded.
been in vain if science can prevent it. Dr. T. P. Conley, who, with his
Confirmation of the diagnosis of the brother, HI. H. Conley, Dr. Charles S.
young man's ailment was obtained by Reed, nerve specialist, and Dr. Hart
Medical experts who today reported Fisher, medical consultants for the
that pathological examination showed Public Service company, attended
only those conditions found in Lan- Frick, issued the following statement:
dray's disease, an acute ascending "The remote cause of Mr. Frick's
paralysis, usually fatal in two days death was Landry's paralysis follow-
to two weeks. An exhaustive micro- ing intestinal influenza. The imniedi-
scopic examination of the spinal ate cause was paralysis of the diaph-
cord, liver, kidneys and brain will be ragm and accessory respiratory mus-
made by a medical school. cles."
Frick's fellow employees, who stood Frick's illness dates back a week
so valuably by him in his hour of when he had two teeth extracted. He
need, pressing down on his chest, re-- did not take an anasthetic and fainted
laxing to permit an inrush of fresh in the dentist's chair. le later said
air, then pressing down again, hour he had become dizzy on his way home
after hour, will attend the funeral and had been hit by an automobile,
services at the Frick home at Crystal striking his head against the pave-
Lake Sunday afternoon. Six of the ment.
57 men who worked in 15 minute re- j When he complained of stomach
lays, eight hours at a stretch, will act cramps, Dr. T. E. Conley diagnosed the
as pallbearers. disease as intestinal influenza and
It has been the wish of the mother! Frick was taken to the hopsial Satur-
that no autopsy be performed on her day, paralysis setting in that night.

Tariff To Be Assessed According To
Complicated System Of Weights
With Many Varying Rates


ton that actually the Geneva confer-I
ence will have a five power signifi- No important changes in the French
cance. It is apparent, that there have tariff system against American auto-
been informal interchanges with the I mobiles are contemplated in the new
French and Italian governments and tariff schedule which has been for-
that the belief is growing, patticu- mulated by the French government,
larly as to Italy, that her participa- I'it has been announced by authorita-
tion is not as unlikely as the tone of tive sources.
her note of refusal might seem to in- Duties will be assessed according
dicate. to a complicated system of car
Washington naval experts have al- weights, with rates varying from one
ready prepared to present at the con- division to another, but after they
ference American views completely are computed the payments will not
on every element of the problem. They differ greatly from the present duty!
were inconference with Minister of 45 per cent, plus incidental taxes,
Hugh Gibson, head of the delegation which bring the amount paid by the
to the Geneva preparatory commis-
sion on diarmament, during his re- purchaser of an American car, to ap-
snt virtoahntn, urn hdi~proximately 63 per cent in tariff.
cent visit to Washington, and addi- An important change which will be
tional naval personnel will be addedmAdeinotantwchawih dinb
to the Geneva delegation to permit md ihhe newmlawdis te ron
carringforardthe orkbot ofof the maximum duty collectable from
thearegrardcomhissiorkandthe 1180 to 70 per cent. The French tariff
the preparatory commission and the system has always been flexible, leav-,
three poer treaty negotiations with- I . to the discretion of the govern-
out interference. ment the exact amount. The highestj
rates are only charged against those
ALBANIA B O A S T SI countries which erect high tariffsJ
EXECUTIVE GENIUS against French products, and the
I maximum has never been charged on
American cars, being used only
(By Associated Press) against Germany. These two coun-
WASHINGTON, March 11-Albania, tries have always raised high tariff
in the opinion of that nation's minister I barriers between each other.
here, Faik Konitza, has one of the) So far the charge paid on American
most remarkable state executives now automobiles has always been the
in office anywhere in the world. .
in fic anydZwherat the rld minimum, since France is also a large
He is Ahmed Zogu, who at the ageI
og 30, became the head of a govern-! producer of automobiles and a world
men he was largely instrumental in movement towards higher automobilel
organizing. He is now 33 and will still s would hurt that country as
be a fairly young man when his term J well as the United States. However,
as president expires five years hence. there has been some agitation to raise
President Zogu is described by M. the rates for American cars, this being
' Konitza as a man peculiarly fitted to due to high American duties on
lead his nation toward independence' French toilet articles and textiles.
after more than 500 years of Turkish The Germanrduties on French j
domination. An hereditary bey-a title wFine, which are prohibitive, are a.I
he has discarded-he is one of the few contstant sore spot in the tariff sched-
who have survived the ravages of' ules between these two nations and
I malaria and other diseases andretain-ithe high levy againstGermansauto-
ed the energy which in classic times mobiles is considered as being in some
was attributed to Albanians general- measure a retaliation. The Franco-
F ly. German commercial treaty, now being
At 18 he was a leader in the revo- I formulated, is expected to straighten'
lution which brought freedom to office, out this difficulty to some degree.
he achieved what his predecessors had j Feeling against the American auto-
found impossible; he forced the aris- mobile industry and American indus-
tocratic class to pay taxes. try in general, however, is again
Although he works 14 hours a day E demonstrated by the discrimination
he takes great pleasure in social func- that will be made against American
tions, is a patron of the arts, and rec- made automobiles in the Paris Auto-
ognized as the best dressed man in I mobile salon for 1927 which will be
Albania and a most desirable dancing held in October. After all other na-
partner by the young women who tions, including Austria and Germany,
know him. have drawn for space in the exposi-
As one illustration of his energy, tion the American manufacturers will
Mr. Konitza narrates that news of a be alloted what is left. The ruling
, revolution reached him late one night'is that any country that had a 15 per
at a large formal dinner. Leaving im- cent tariff on foreign made automo-
mediately, he assembled a handful of biles in 1914 is denied equal rights.
loyal troops, led them into the moun- The United States was the only coun-
tain stronghold of the rebels, and I try to have such a ruling. This is
quelled the disturbance in short order. the first salon in which representa-
I When the Bolshevists seized the gov- ti
ernment in 1924, he vanquished a eswfrom all of Frances former
force placed at 22,000 men with his ienemieswilbe represented.
I army of 2,000.
Iowa Downs Badgers
JU DGE RELEASES In Final Tilt, 26-17
(By Associated Press)
(By Associated Press) IOWA CITY, March 11.-Iowa jump-

Michig'an Team Keeps In Title Race
By Repelling First Invasion in
'Overtime Encounter
(By Associated Press) I
WINDSOR, March 11.-With the;
outcome of tonight's game determin-
ing whether or not the Wolverines ;
were to remain in the running for
the championship, Coach Barss' hock-
ey team presented a stubborn de-
fense to the league lading Mninesota
sextet, and then, in the second over-
time period, scored the only goal of
the game to win 1-0. The Michigan;
team mets the Gophers again tonight ,
in a game here, and must win in
order to gain a tie for hte title.
After the Wolverines had gotten
off to a slow start, with Minnesota's'
defense outstanding, Coach Barss'
players tightened the defense, and
with Gabler, Maney and Hooper lead- !
ing the attack, managed to hold an
advantage during the later period of
the game.
The Michigan score came in the 1
middle of the second overtime period,
when Gabler carried the puck down
the ice, and then passed to Sibilsky,;
substitute wing, who drew Wilcken
out of position, and then made the
Two accidents occurred in the
course of the game. Hooper, Michigan,
center, was carried from the ice just
before the close in the first period
when he collided with Scott, Min-
nesota captain. However, he resumed
play in the second period.,
Scott, who starred at right defenseI
throughout the entire game, fell head-
long against a brick wall just outside
the playing arena, in the middle of the
second period, and though he remain-
ed in the game he was slowed up con-
Antagonism of the student body to-
ward the moving picture theaters fol-
lowing the rush of Monday night was
supposed by officials to be the cause
of the explosion of a 'chemical bomb
in the Arcade theater at the end ofE
the first show last night a dis-
tasteful odor arose in the house as thex
news reels were being shown at 8:351
o'clock, with the result that the back
half of the theater could no be usedE
for the following show.
Due to the fact that this happened
a moment before he crowd would have
left in any case at the end of the
show, it was impossible to determine
the perpetrator of the stench. Per-
fume was used by the manager to off-
set the odor, but it was stated that it
could not be entirely killed by that
method. The police were not called.

fIankini eclares Best Sellers Seldom
Have Popularity; Are Generally
Adverlising oveltes
Stating as a general rule, regard-
ing the liability of an automobile dri-
ver toward a passenger who is his
guest, the decision of a court that "the
owner or operator of an automobile
owes the duty to an invited guest to
exercise reasonable care in its opera-
tion, and not unreasonably to expose
him to danger and injury by increas-
ing the hazard of travel," Prof Her-
bert F. Goodrich. of the Law school,
in his radio speech last night explain-
ed that when the driver is guilty of
negligence in his driving and the ac-
cident is thereby his fault he is liable
to amnages from his injuredparties.
There are two qualifications to this
rule, it was pointed out. The first
has to do with the case of relation-
ship between the driver and passen-
gei where ordinarily it would be im-
possible for one to sue the other. The
case of husband and wife was cited.
However, now that theresare insur-
ance companies that issue' liability
"policies, the wife may have the oppor-
tunity to collect from the insurance
company even though it was her hus-
band that drove the care at the time
of the accident. The rule, thus far, Pro-
fessor Goodrich showed, has been
that even in such a situation the
courts have refused to hold the insur-
ance companies liable.
Guest May Be Barred From Recovery
The second qualification is that
where the guest may be barred from
recovery against a careless driver by
his own contributory negligence.
"Just how much back seat driving the
passenger must do in order that he
shall not be considered negligent is
not very clear," the speaker explain-
ed. "However, if a passenger know-
ingly entrusts his safety to an incom-
petent or intoxicated driver, he cannot
get damages if the driver's negligence
results in injury to him."
"The University of Michigan was the
first higher institution in the United
States to accredit high schools," stat-
ed Prof. James B. Edmonson, of the
School of Education and inspector of
high schools, in the second of the
talks on the Michigan Night Radio
program. The first schools to be ap-
proved were Adrian, Ann Arbor, De-
troit Central, Jackson, and Flint and
those in 1871, he continued.
The work of examining schools is
performed by selected members of the
faculties of the literary college, en-
gineering college, architectural col-
lege, and School of Education. "The
reports of the various schools are
examined by the University commit-
tee on accredited schools, consisting
of certain administrative officers, and
I this body determines the recognition
that will be extended a given school."
The committee this year made the fol.
lowing recommendations, Professor
Goodrich said in forming his conclu-
sions as to the value of such a plan.
"It is recommended that higher
qualifications be demanded of teach-
ers employed to fill future vacancies.
i~Raankin Speaks
Best sellers have vogue, but seldom
have popularity, said Prof. Thomas E.
IRankin, of the rhetoric department,
in speaking on "Permanency and Pop-
ularity in Literature." They are ad-
vertising novelties rather than either
popular or permanent books.
A book has a strong appeal for the
average reader when it provides him

with something after which to pat-
tern his life, for the life of the ave-
rage man or woman it patterned after
1 what is found in literature much'
I more than literature is patterned af-
ter the configurations of life is the be-
lief of Professor Rankin. Also the
average reader wishes to read a book
which contains what is to him either
quite familiar or strangely unfamiliar,
but a book which presents only fa-
miliar things, if it would be immortal,
must be distinguished for good style,
the speaker further asserted.
"Books will be popular and perma-
nent if the author himself possesses
interest in and love for humanity, and
if he reveals this fact in a plain and
simple way. A book is popular which
interests, instructs, and thrills the
average man. It will be permanent if
it contains what is worth saying to
any reader, and if it has been written
with sensitiveness, energy and grace,"
Professor Rankin said in summation.
The part pharmacy plays, along
with the other health professions of
medicine, dentistrva nnd nursi ngi


(Special to The Daily)
CHICAGO, March 11.-Three
Michigan wrestlers, Captain
Donahoe, Sauer, and Watson,
won places in the semi-finals of
the Conference individual wrest-

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