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Relates Significance Of Achievementt
To Sitmulation Of Interest In
Problems Of Aviation
Citing Detroit as the most logical
center in the development of American
commercial and civil aviation, Ed-
ward S. Evans of Detroit, who last
summer set a new record in a trip
around the world, spoke last night in
Natural Science auditorium on the
practical significance. of his record
flight in its relation to the stimulation
of public interest in aviation.
"Air transportation will be the ulti-
mate means of future commerce,"'
Evans said, "and Detroit is the ideal
location for that development to take
place." He further pointed out that
American civil and commercial avia-
tion in the past few years has pro-
gressed in leaps and bounds, but that
the United States is still far behind
Germany in the application of avia-
tion to the conmercial and business
Cites Improement
"Airplanes manufactured in Amer-
ica today are as different from those
turned out a year and a half ago as
the most luxurious limousine of the
present day is from the primitive ox-
cart," he stated, "but it remains for
public interest and commercial co-
operation to bring flying in the United
States down to a practical basis.
"Detroit has already assumed a
prominent position in this field. Three
flying clubs of five men each haves
been organized, which will own their
own plane and extend the use of his
plane, with a pilot, to each of the
members for flights, say, to Chicago,
New York, or other cities."
O-, t ide t t ?r1fection .of civil
aviation in Germany, Evans said, the
most impressive thing about the whole
trip was th'i4riendliness and courtesy
the aviators were shown by Russian
and Japanese government officials,
whose assistance was indispensible
in the journeys from Omsk to Moscow
and from Moscow to Yokohama.
"Railroad officials also lent their co-
operation by granting the use of spe-
cial trains in order to maintain our
closely planned schedule. The run
fromMukdennto Fusan, a distance of
1,000 miles, was particularly signifi-
cant in that it set a new record of
23 hours for the distance over which
the fastest previous time was 31
School children and curious natives
greeted them at every railway station,
and regarded Evans and Wells as
pioneers. "It is interesting to won-
der," Evans remarked, "what com-
parative courtesy and enthusiastica'lly
cordial treatment two Japanese flyers
would receive in their journey across
the United States."
Relates Stages Of Trip
In a step by step rcladon of the
progressive stages of the trip Evans
told how a delay of two hours in
their arrival at Cherboug caused a
general interruption of their sched-
uled connections which, were planned
so that they would follow in almost
instantaneous sequence, giving them
only a few minutes at each point for
possible waste of time. A hurried
dash by automobile through Normandy
brought the two men to Paris where
they chartered a special plane for the
flight to Magdeberg.
"The most thrilling part of the
whole trip was in a night flight from
Cologne to Magdeburg over the for-
est-covered Vosges mountains," he
went on. "Our planes were not equip-
ped for night flying, and as there were
few landing spaces, made doubly hard
to locate because o the gathering
darkness .the flying yas particularly
dangerous. The only signs of life o
the land below us were the twinkling
lights of the villages in the mountain
valleys. In the race by automobie
from Magdeberg to Belin, Wells kept I
his hand on the horn all the way and

the people in the villages were left1
in a state of bewilderment in trying;
to figure out the reason for such ex-E
trordinary haste."
"We came safely through a violent
thunder storm during the 1,000 mile,
flight over the Ural mountains to
Krasnoufinsk with only ten minutes
surplus supply of gasoline. In a
short time after we landed a crowd '
of 2,000 peasants had gathered, but

Cook Is Freed From
Leavenworth Prison
In Lawyer's Custody
(By Associated Press)
FORT WORTH, March 1Y-Proba-
tionary freedon for Dr. Frederick A.
Cook, Arctic explorer and promoter,
was granted here today by Federal
Judge James G. Wilson under a two-
year-old federal probation law.
The order freeing Cook will be for-
warded tonight or tomorrow to
Leavenworth penitentiary, where Dr.
Cook, who claims to be the original
discoverer of the North pole, is serv-
ing a 14-year sentence on conviction
of misuse of the mails for oil-stock
The prisoner will be paroled to
Haskin Williams, Fort Worth attor-
I ney and churchman, while the govern-{
Iment is preparing an appeal of the
case which may go to the United
States Supreme court.
The probation, which is for five
years, was granted under the law
passed March 4, 1925, which gives
federal district judges authority to
liberate defendants and the present
case is one of the few in which this au-
thority has been exercised. Govern-
ment attorneys deny that a judge has
power to grant probation after a
prisoner has begun serving his term,
but the few cases thus far tried ,ap-
pear to be in conflict, according to
Assistant District Attorney J. Forrest
In holding in favor of Cook, Judge
Wilson stated that the new law is "a
radical departure, without parallel,"
and gives the trial judge control over
the prisoner until the termination of
the latter's sentence.
I ,
Vienna Professor, In Talk Tonight,
Will Deal With Various Phases
Of Atomic Physics


PEKING AND MOSCOW Great Britain Fears
Submarine Secrets
AE V A BHave Become Known
~It imEi"n tnIU3%I ri-yi 3M' r

Chang Tso-Lin Charges Violation
Sino-Russian Agreement By
Landing Of Pamlat-Lenina

RPrinceton President
SLe e s Inconsistency
[ifI SAPII IN ATArin Debt Explanation


Dr. Arthur Haas, professor of
physics at the University of Vienna,
will lecture upon "The Atom as a"
Source of Energy" at 8 o'clock tonight
in the west lecture room of the old
Physics building. The lecture is being.
given by Dr. Haas as a representa-1
tive of the Institute of Internationall
Education and his add ress will deal
with the various phases of atomic
physics and its technique. Among
other specfic questions that will be
discussed will be the problem of the
heat development of radium and its
solution by means of the assumption
and the problem of the reintegration
of radiation into atoms.
Dr. Haas is a native of Vienna and
studied at the Umiversities of Vienna
and Gottingen from 1902 to 1906, re-
ceiving his doctorate from the former
school in 1906. Following his grad-
uation he became privatdozent in
physics at Vienna and later, in 1913
he was appointed extraordinary pro-
fessor of physics at the University of
Leipzig . Dr. Haas has held his pres-
ent position as professor of physics
in Vienna since 1923.
Professor Haas was the first physi-
cist to apply the quantum theory to
the study of the atom. le discovered
in 1910, supposedly before Bohr, the
relation which connects the funda-
mental cnstant of sp'ectroscopy with
the fundamental quantities of the
electron theory and the elementary
quantum of action. He has also
treated the problem of the nuclei of
atoms and the isotepe doublets in
molecular spectra.
It has been announced by the de-
partment of physics that the lecture
will be without mathematical formulae
and that during the latter half of
the lecture, Dr. Haas wifl discuss the
prol)ecm of the transformation of
radiation into matter.
Dr. Haas is the author of many
books in the physical field, and his1
latest, "The World of Atoms," is a
collection of popular lectures which
was published last summer.
(By Associated Press)
GENEVA, March 17-Whatever atti-
tude the United States and the world
eventually may adopt towards the em-
ployment of poison gas in wartime,3
League of Nations circles read from
a document from Washington, pre-
sented to the League today, that the
United States government had no in-
tention of dropping preparations for]
defetise against possible poison gasI
and bacteria attacks.I
In the memorandum which created

(By Associated Press)
SHANGHAI, March 17-A wordy
battle is going on between Peking
and Moscow over the seizure of the
Russian vessel Pamiat-Lenina and the
arrest of Mile. Borodin and three So-
viet couriers. In a new note demand-
ing the release of the couriers and the
vessel, the Soviet government accuses
White Russians of placing suspicious
documents aboard the boat to afford
a pretext for its seizure and conver-
sion into a warship.
Marshall Chang Tso-Lin, war lord
of the northern Chinese armies, who
has ignored the two previous Soviet
protests, makes the charge that Rus-
sia not only has violated the Sino-
Russian agreement, byt has ignored
international obligations by abetting
the Nationalist movement at Hankow.
Amusing And Ridiculous
"Considering that the Sino-Russian
agreement of 1924 and all interna-
tional courts are thrown to the winds
by the very presence at Hankow of
Michael Borodin and his fellows who
play such an important part in the
denationalized Nationalist movement,"
I he says, "it is amusing and ridiculous
that the Soviets should charge the
Chinese with violation of international
He~ says that the presence of "Red
progagandataboard the Paniat-Len-
Ina was incontroversiable evidence of
violation of the agreement.
Sone interruption of telegraphic]
communication with the fighting areas
west and northwest of Shanghai to-
day prevented definite news reaching
here. Whether this lack of news is
screening new movements, especially
around Woohu is not known. That
city was captured by the Cantonese
y Iocks Seized
Early today the Kiangnan docks
where a number of American vessels
are being built, were seized by Gen-
eral Pi Shu-Chen who maintained he
needed them for the repair of war-
ships of the Northern forces. An
American warship was immediately
despatched to the docks.
There were rumors of negotiations
between General Ti, commanding the
Shantung 'troops in Slyanghai, and
General Chang Kai-Shek, commander-
in -chief of the Southern armies, for
the purpose of arriving at an agree-
ment whereby Shanghai 'could be
peacefully occupied by the National-
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, March 17--The 25
nations that will compete in this year's
international tennis matches in an ef.
fort to wrest the Davis cup from
America were paired off at a colorful
ceremony today at the White House,
participated in by President Coolidge
and the diplomatic representatives
here of each country.
Mr. Coolidge took the first name
from the huge silver Davis cup, rest-
ing on a table in the rear of the
executive offices and surrounded by
the diplomats, most of them attired in
morning clothes. He drew Czecho-
The result of the complete draw fol-
American zone, first round -Japan
vs. Mexico, Cuba vs. Canada. European
zone, first round. Spain vs. India;
Sweden vs. British Isles; Denmark vs.
Holland; Switzerland vs. Austria; Ire-
land vs. South Africa.
Second round-Czecho Slovakia vs.'
Greece; Belgium vs. Poland; Portugal
vs. Germany; Hungary vs. Italy;
France vs. Roumania.
Jugo-Slavia drew a bye for the first
round and in the second will meet
the winner of the contest between
Spain and India.

Althoueh annroximatolv ;00 stu-

(By Associated Press)
LONDON, March 17-Fears of a pos-
sible leqkage of secrets connected
with Great Britain's greatest sub-
marine are believed to have caused
the admiralty to ask the arrest ofI
Lieut. Commander Colin Mayers, ofI
the retired list of the navy. He was,
remaided in the Bow street police
court today, charged under the of-
ficial secrets act, of having in his
possession plans and documents deal-
ing with the submarine service. The
case is so serious that the magistrate
refused bail.
Although no evidence was tender-
ed at the preliminary hearing today, it
is understood that Mayefs, who hadI
a brilliant war career in the subma-
rine service, was charged with being-
in possession, contrary to his duty, of
plans relating to the submarine 0-1
and X-1. The latter is described as the
biggest submarine in the world. It
was launched in June, 1923, and will'
cost 1,000,000 pounds. It is 350 feet
long and carried four big guns in ar-
mored turrets, but the size of the guns,
the number of torpedo tubes and other
details have been kept a close admir-
alty secret.
Meyers is 35 years old. He was born
in Guiana and served for 19 years
in the British navy, five of them in
the submarine service. He retired at
his own request a few months ago to'
join the submarine department of
Vickers, Ltd., builders of warships
and ordnance.
Senator Tells Incidents Regarding
Arduous Passage Of Bank Act
Through Congress

I)escribes Chicago M1an As Lawyer
And Businessman In Attempt To
Characterize Motives
(By Associated Press)
DETROIT, March 17.-Aaron Sa-
piro, as an organizer of co-operative
associations, as a lawyer and an or-
phan under the circuit court, was
described by Senator James A. Reed
of Missouri, in the Chicago man's
$1,000,000 libel suit against Henry
Making the opening plea for the de-
fense, the senator warmed up to his
task in short order, attacking Sapiro's
motives in working among the farm-
ers, asserting that Sapiro had re-
peatedly declared he did not wishE
money for what he was doing, and at
the same time collected thousands of

(By Associated P'ress)
PRINCENsMar 17-The ex-
planation of Secretary of the Treas-
ury Mellon of the war debt situation
was inconsistent with the policies of
the debt commission in 1925, Presidentj
John Greer Hibben of Princeton uni-
versity declared tonight.
In a. statement defending the facul-
ties of P "rinceton a "d Columbia against
! criticism that the professors argued
without adequate knowledge of theI
facts, Doctor Hibben said:
Mr. Mellon's argument that the
burden of paying all debts over to
the United States is not a. grievous
one because it can be paid with
amounts received each year from Ger-
man reparations, *is not in keeping,
with the statement of policy made by
the debt commission and reported in
the press on September 30, 1925."'
The Princeton faculty had joined
with that of Columbia in suggesting
a revision and reconsideration of the
debt situation and Secretary Mellon
has replied that the debtors were ac-
corded lenient treatment.
The statement by the commission!
I referred to by Dr. Hibben had insist-
ed that the payment of German rep-
arations to France could not be link-
ed directly with the debt funding
agreement holding that the German

Goes To Champaign For Contest Wi
llinois; Dr. Pollock Will
Introduce Speakers

(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, March 17.-Senator
Glass, of Virginia, in his book on "An
Adventure in Constructive Finance,"
which makes its appearance tomor-
row takes sharp issue with the impli-
cation of Dr. Charles Seymour, of
Yale, in his recent work, "Intimate
Papers of Colonel House," that House
was largely the author of the Federal
Reserve act and "unseen guardian
angel" of the entire legislative pro-
As chairman of the, House commit-
tee on banking and currency when
the bill was drafted, Senator Glass
told of the incidents relating to the
arduous passage of the Federal Re-
serve bill through Congress and the
unfailing aid of President Wilson in
getting the law on the statutes book.
Sneator Glass, in his book, says that
at his first meeting with Colonel
House, the Texan avowed his interest
in the Aldrich banking plan and that
"it was stated tlat, among other
things, Colonel House had come or
been sent to Washington to 'look me
over' as a horseman will lift a tail or
also peer into the mouth of an ani-
mal to be rated."
The senator ascertained that Mr.
Wilson felt no confidence in him, and
that "I have yet to learn that Colonel
House was not an emissary of certain
cential bankers."
Senator Glass states that Colonel
House played no part in the commit-
tee work of drafting the bill and once
when he met Secretary of Treasury
Martineaux and Colonel House and
discussed the Glass bill, that Colonel
House was as quiet as a mouse. Col-
onel House later obtained a digest of
the bill, Senator Glass said, and sent
it to Paul R. Warburg, the New York
(By Associatmd Press)
WASHINGTON, March 17-The dom-
inant influence to guide the new
Federal Radio commission will be to
serve the listening public, E. O. Sykes,
the commission's vice chairman de-
clared in a radio address tonight
which through a "hook-up" of 40 sta-
tions was carried to multitudes.
Only once before a radio's history
had such an extensive combine as-
sembled so large an audience, and
that was recently to carry the voice
of President Coolidge over all Amer-
ica and across the seas in eulogy of
George Washington.

Specifies Charges y
''He collected $142,000 for forming rartiondeytt a
watme debt to the Umn
a cotton association in Alabama evi- were separate problems.
dence will show, and then obtained
$8,000 for representing the organiza-
tion later in receivership proceed-
ings," declared Senator Reed.U
Most of the afternoon session was
taken up by a conference between Of rnrA
Judge Fred M. Raymond and the at-i
torneys for both sides. William Henry
Gallagher, representing Sapiro, ob-
jected to the general argumentative Decorations For Tonight
nature of the senator's plea, which, Be In Motif Of $tpring
instead of confining itself as to how Are Ship Calec
they were to prove the truth of al-
leged libelous articles printed in the I PICTURES TO BE
Dearborn Independent, Ford's publi-i
cation, was an attack on Sapiro and All tickets having bee
his methods. tributionx of favors cor
Judge Raymond permitted Mr. Reed final arrangements made
to continue, only a quarter of an hour Frolic formal will get
being left before adjournment, and at 9:30 o'clock tonight i
said he would make a ruling tomor. ballroom, dancing contin
row. He asked both attorneys to o'clock. The grand march
shorten as much as possible intro- be led by James C. Ho
duction of evidence, omitting rela- accompanied by Miss Virg
tively unimportant matter. Toledo, 0., will form in t
Mr. Gallagher completed his open- at 10:30 o'clock.
ing plea, preceding the senator, by Decorations will be in
defining the charges printed against motif of spring, being c
Sapiro in the Independent into three the most part of sprin
classes. First, he said, Sapiro had tulips, and southern smil
been attacked as an individual, his trees with painted peac
character and honesty as a man; will line the dance floor.
second, an attack had been made on ones booth will be arra
him in his profession as a lawyer palms and ferns with a fo
regarding his faithfulness to his 1 center. General decoration
clients. The third and most often designed by Jack Bellaire
heard was the charge as to his work Favors for the Frolic a
among cooperative organizations, it endars made of pewter
being claimed he was a member of en bearing the University sea
intermnational ring of Jews fornmed to ship is attached to a silo
exploit agriculture. containing also the prog
Seats At A Premium affair.
Removing his tortoise - shelled As announced followir
glasses at times, gesticulating at the committee meeting, n
jury with sardonic smiles and depre- I should be worn to the
ciating glances. Senator Reed devoted Reo-grams from Lansi]
most of the day telling the jury what ; motion pictures of the g
1 he was to prove as to Mr. Sapro's it was announced yesterd
business methods. Seats were again ments have also been cc
I at a premium and at the beginning Ithe various ,ighting an
of each session the room was cleared effects for Al Steimer's 12
of all who could not find a place to r which is coming from
sit down.- ,forthme occasion.
"We shall try to show," he said, Patrons and patroness
"that what has been printed about Mr. I President Clarence Cook
! Sapiro in all its real essence was the Mrs. Little, Dean Henryh
j truth, and it is no libel to say of a Mrs. BatesDea Joseph
man who is a Jew, that he is a Jew Mrs. Bursley, Dean IM
This is the same kind of a case it Cooley and Mrs. Cooley,
would be if Mr. Sapiro were a mem-K Cabot and Mrs. Cabot, D
ber of any other race. I H. Kraus and Mirs. Krau
I believe the court will tell you Ifred H. Lloyd amid Mrs.
that Mr. Sapiro cannot capitalize un- George W. Patteson an
der cover here on the sympathy that ! terson, Dean Herbert C.
may be felt for the people of his race. Mrs. Sadler, Dean Allen
{ He asks a million dollars from Fordand Mrs. Whitney, Regi
and the Dearborn publishing com- SImith and Mrs. Smith,
pany, and that is what we are going Lloyd and Dr. Arthur L.
to try in this case." BOX OFF

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Michigan will open her 12th annual
series of Mid-West debates at 8
o'clock tonight when a Wisconsin
team will be debated in Hill audito-
riui ad, simultaneously, an Illinois
trio will le debated at Champaign.
Michigan'smnegative team left yes-
terday for llinois accompanied by
Earl E. Fleischman of the public
speaking department. This team is
composed of John O. Yeasting, '27B.Ad,
Gerald O. Dykstra, '27, and Stephea
E. Jones. '27. The debaters will speak
in the order named. By means of a
special wire to The Daily the results
and an account of the debate with
Illinois will be printed tomorrow
morning along with a cover of the
Wisconsin debate.
Dr. James K. Pollock, Jr., of the
political science department, will act
in the capacity of chairman at Hill
auditorium. He will introduce the
speakers of both teams, besides read-
ing the question for discussion, which
is as follows: "Resolved, That the
exercise of legislative authority in
the control of the specific content of
courses offered in educational institu-
tions is contrary to the public wel-
fare." By mutual concessiops in the
debating of the question both teams
have been granted the following in-
terpretations: "That the exercise of
legislative authority means legislative
prescription, disapproval, prohibition,
and that specific content means speci-
fic doctrines, theories, or data."
MIller To Open Debate
Robert S. Miller, '27, will open the
evening's discussion as Michigan's
first speaker. Miller is from TroyQ,
where he prepared for college, While
in high school he had two year's ex-
perience on his high school debating
team. Miller is a member of Adelphi
House of Representatives, and he was
speaker of the House. In 1926 Miller
was a member of the debating team
that won from Illinois.. He is a mem-
ber of Delta Sigma Rho, national
honorary forensic society.
Thomas V. Koykka, '27, is Michigan's
second affirmative speaker. He is
from Ashtabula, 0., where he was
graduated and represented the Har-
bor High School of Ashtabula in high
school debating leagues. Koykka has
represented Michigan twice in inter-
collegiate contests. In 1926 he was a
member of the Central Debating
league team that debated Ohio State
university. He debated against Knox
college in an inter-school debate
Koykka was the winner of the extem-
poraneous speaking contest of 1926.
He at present is president of the local
chapter of Delta Sigma Rho.
Ephraim R. Gomberg, '27, will con-
clude Michigan's arguments in both
the constructive and the rebuttal
speeches. He is from Duluth, Minn.,
where he was a member of his high
s'hool debating team during the four
years he was in preparation for col-
lege. Gomberg has had the most Var-
sity experience of any of the six de-
baters, having debated in both the
Conference leagues, besides being a
member of the English debating team.
In 1925 he debated on the winning
team against Illinois, at Champaign,
and also won against Northwestern at
Ann Arbor in 1926. In the spring of
1926 he sailed for England to debate
'against Oxford, Leeds, Cambridge,
Exeter, Manchester, and Bristol. Gom-
berg is a member of Delta Sigma Rho.
Ormond J. Drake, '29E, is the af-
firmative teaum's alternate. He is
fromni issfield, Mich., where he de-
bated four years for East Blissfield
High school. He has had no Varsity
The Wisconsin team is composed of
J. E. Roe, K. F. Webster, and J. K.
.Fairbank and will speak in the order
mnamed. Reports from Madison say
that the Wisconsin negative team is
composed of experienced and force-
ful debaters.
Woodward To Judge
Prof. H. S. Woodward, head of the
department of speech at Western Re-
serve University at Cleveland, Ohio,
will be the sole judge at the debate.

In previous years three judges were
used, but of late one competent judge
has been employed.
Ormond J. Drake. '29E. and J. Le-

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Decision was made yesterday after- i Tickets for "To the Ladies," a farcet
noon at the meeting of the senior y comedy by George Kaufman and
class that selection of a class histor- Marc Connelly, which will be the next
ian, orator, prophet, and poet should production of Mimes will go on sale
be made by the executive committee this morning at the box office of the
and president of the class. According Mimes theater. The show will be pre-
to Henry Mentz, president of the sented every night next week, from
senior class, announgement of tji Monday through Saturday, and the
appointments will be made in the near tickets will be priced at 75 cents.
future. I More than 150 seats for the opening
performance Monday night have been
WENLEY WILL RETURN AFTER I reserved by members of the Ann Ar-
ABSENCE LASTING TWO YEARS bor high school faculties. Mail order
applications have been coming in all
Prof. Robert M. Wenley, of the week, Union officials report, and a par-
philosophy department, will return to j ticularly large sale is anticipated for
the University next fall after an ah- I the farce comedv which will he the

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