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XXXXVII. No. 155





AT MOnM fl hJIII Briings First. Threat

1i1 IUUU lull U1 IiiUM
Election For All Principal Student
Offices On 4'a fils Will Be
Held Wednesday, May 11
In order to give all students on the
campus an opportunity to regster for
the annual spring elections, iegistra-
tion has been extended a half day andj
the booths on the campus will be opena
from 9 o'clock this morning until 12
o'clock this noon in order to register
those students who failed to do so
earlier in the week.
It i's aboslutely necessary that stu-
dents be registered before hand in
order to vote, it is pointed out by
officials of the Student council. Each
student should register for the school

Lits: In front of the Library
and Angell hall.
Engineers: Engineers arch. .
Laws: Law building.
Architects: Engineers arch.
Dents: Dental building.
Eds: In front of Library.x
Pharmics: In front of Library.
Medics: In laboratory sec-
Bus. Ads.: In front of Library.
TIME: 9 to 12 o'clock today.



or college in which he is enrolled, and
the names will be checeked by the
election committee of the Student
council before next Wednesday, the
day of the elections.
The last nominations -for the offices
to be regularly made were announced
by the nominating committee of the
Student Christian association last
night, when Charles Behymer, '28, Wil-'
liam Brumbaugh, '28, and Kenneth
Haven, '28, were chosen as candidates
for the presidency of that organiza-
tion. ,
A number of withdrawals from nom-
inrtions were also announced yester- I
way, when Norman Bowersox, '27,
announced his withdrawal from the
race for presidency of the Oratorical
association. Stephen Jones, '27, and
James Herald, '28, also withdrew from
the contest for vice president of this
organization. Emmanuel Harris, '28,
has been nominated by, petition for'
president of the Oratorical associa-
Russel Sanderson, '29, withdrewE
from the contest for junior represen-
tative on the Student council .and
Carlton Champe, '28, withdrew from
the race for- senior councilman. Ellis
Merry, '28, and courtland C. Smith,
'28, have withdrawn, their nomina-
tions for membership on tne Board
in Control of Student Publications.
Liberals Willing To
Cease Fight Against
Diaz If U.S. enands
(Iy Associated Press)
MANAGUA, May 5-Though no def-f
inite peace settlement has been reach-
ed by Henry 1. Sim son, President.
Coolidge's renresentative as mediator
between the warring Liberals an ('
Conservatives, General .Joc Maria
Moncada, conmmander of the liberal
armies, announced in effect that on
the insistence of the United States he
was ready to lay down arms.
After an interview today with Mr
Simpson, General Moncada said toi
vorres pondenlt of the Associate
Pr es: s se i eran th t ii
"Th views seem certain that the
ulnited States is p pared to tako
the field against us if fighting co.
tilnues andl I )Il prepared to order
my troolis to liy down their arw-
tuirning them over to the United
States troops.
"As continuation of Diaz (as pros-
ident) is essential to the United State-
program we are unable to resist, but
we are not signing any peace agree-
ment hearing such a provision.
"We are forced by a superior powf"i
to cease our fight, but as peace wil'
be the result, I shall devote my of.
forts to help in restoring order, sr
that the liberals may gain legitimate
acid honest control in the 1928 elec-
tions, which will be supervised by thr
United States."
General Moncada is proceeding tr

(By Associated Press)
BOSTON, Mass., May 5--The first
threat against the person of Gov. A-
-Van T. Fuller in connection with pro-
tests against thesentencing to death
of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Van-
[zetti for murder reached the governor
today. It was laid on his desk as he
was preparing to study the appeal for
"justice" sent to his office by Vazet-
ti last night with several affadavits
J alleging prejudice on the part of
SJudge Webster Tflayer, who conduct-
ed the trial' f the two men and re-
fused their pleas for a new trial.
Governor Fuller made public the
threateninig letter without comment
and said he would have no statement
to make about Vanzetti's appeal un-
til he had read it carefully.i
Daily Namies Business And Editorial
Staffs For Next Year; 'Ensian
Makes Appontments
Appointments for the upper staffs
of the editorial and business depart-
ments of the 1927-1928 Daily and for
the editorial department of the 1928
Michiganensian were announced yes-i
terday by the managing editors and
business manager of those publica-
tions'. Appointments for the 1927-28
Gargoyle have not been announced
as yet, while the upper business staff
appointments of. the Michiganensian
will probably be made next week.
Jo H. Chamberlin, '28, announced
the following editorial appointments
for the 1927-28 Daily: editorial di-
rector, Ellis B. Merry, '28; manag-
ing editor of the Michigan Weekly,
Charles E. Behymer, '28; staff editor,
Phillip C. Brooks, '28; sports editor,
PFerbert Vedder, '28; women's editor,
Marian Welles, '28; telegraph editor,
R. W. Ross, '27; assistant city editor,
Richard Kuryink, '29; assistant staff
editor, Sherwood Winslow, '29; night
editors, Milton Kirshbaum, '28, Ken-
neth S. Patrick, '29, Robert Finch, '29,
Paul J. Kern, '29; Stuart Hooker, '29,
Thomas McKean, '29, N. .J Smith, Jr.,
The position of editor of The Mich-
igan Weekly is a new one and the
appointee will have charge of the
weekly, the newest publication on the
campus. It has been established with
the aim of giving a resume of the
news of the week on the campus to
the parents of the students. The first
issue of the Weekly, a four-page paper
carrying reprints of articles in The
Daily, will appear as a supplement
to The Daily of Friday, May 13.
(Continued on Page Two)
(By Assocat Bress)
LONDON, May 5-The Anglo-AAmer-
ican war debt controversy, which
flared up with Great Britain's surprise
note to the United States and Secre-
tary Kellogg's brief answer, has
reached a high pitch of acrimony, says
the British press.
Short of technical language, the
British stands on "the rebuke," ad-
ministered to Andrew W. Mellon, sec-
retary of the United States treasury.
for his letter to President Hibben of
Princeton. Whether another official
reoinder will be forthcoming from
Downing street, depends on the treass-
ry officials, who are studying Mr
Me'lon's statement.
Winston Churchill, chancellor of the
exchequer, at present has a last word.

In the house of Commons today he
said, "We have placed our views on
these transactions upon record,. and
I am quite sure that there is no step
within our power to take."
Downing- street officials backed the
chancellor's views, but they regret
that Great Britain has again been
arawn into a controversy. British of-
ficials agree that the Mellon-Hibben
controversy started as a domestic . af-
fair and that Great Britain would
have been willing to allow the Amer-
ican college group championing Great
Britain to handle the British case be-
fore the American public..But when
Mr. Mellon's letter received wide-
Ispread publication throughout Europe
and threatened seriously to dist11rb
|Great Britain's prospect of recovering
nn hnr =n nlnn- war --, -- +h a R

No Inmmediate Threatened Levee
Breaks Enable Relief Work To
Devote Attention To Rescue
(By Associated Press)
NEW ORLEANS, May 5.-Through
the air a'nd across raging streams and
newly made lakes, rescue forces moved
swiftly today in a race with flood
waters for the safety of many thous-
ands of persons in northeastern Louis-
Hundreds who had sought safety on
the Mississippi river levee nearSt.
Joseph, between Vicksburg and Nat-
chez, were moved to refugee camps at
those places. National Guard officers,
however, reported, after airplane
flights along the widening course of
the rushing river, that between 5,000
and 8,000 were at other points on the
protective embankments. Further in-
land, small surfboats launched from
rescue craft on the river plowed
through flood and backwaters, battling
stiff currents at times, seeking out
those who had been unable to reach
high ground and thus had no more
secure a haven than a bobbing roof-
top of a tree.
Many Refuse To Leave
At many points where the water had
risen to only six or eight -feet, the
rescurers frequently met with flat re-
fusal of the inhabitants to leave. This
was particularly true in Concordia
parish, practically all of which is un-
der water.
Explaining this, H. B. Cnner of
Vidalia, a member of the state leg-
islature, said probably three fourths
of the 12,500 remaining in the parish.
preferred to remain by their homes
and farms so as to be able to start
planting crops immediately after the
water recedes. The inhabitants are
living in the upper stories of their
homes and barns or on scaffolds built
above the roof, or on large rafts.
With no more immediate breaks in
the levees threatened, the state relief
machinery was able to give its full
attention to rescue work althouh
there was no relaxing of vigilance and
efforts in probable danger areas such
as those along the old river, the Red
I and the Ouchita.
Aviators starting from Baton Rouge
reported to John M. Parker, flood
dictator of the state, that the waters
from Arkansas still were moving
swiftly southward and that a current
to the south had developed over prac-
tically all of the inundated area.
This was forcing huge volumes of
water into the Old river and on into
the Mississippi. Engineers were
straining their efforts to keep this
flow in that direction, so as to pre-
vent inundation bf vast stretches to
the . South which would devastate
millions of acres of rich farm lands
and many more towns.
Relief Fund Passes $7,009,009
Far to the .northwestward in the
state, new trouble points arose. a pro-
tecting dike at Rayville, near Monroe,
lbreaking, and threatening inundation
of that .town. A report' also come
of the overflow of the Ouchita not
far from Monroe with a backwash
over a ten mile' stretch to Macon
Ridge. News that brought hope for ihe
future in the valley came from Wash-
1 ington both with the announcement
that the Red Cross relief fund had
passed the $7,000,000, and the an-

nouncement that the Mississippi river]
commission had been asked by the
war denartment for a revised report
on the subject of flood control on the
river and its tributaries to be -sub-
umtted by October 1 and to provide
for "a reasonable factor of safety for
any nrobable flood."

Gymnasinm Will Be Open Froni 3:30
Until 8 O'clock For Benefit
Of The Public
With huge plants, wierd flowers,
and monstrous garden bugs towering
on each side of them, 275 couples

clad in every conceivable
fancy dress costume, will

type of



Virginia Patricia Jensen
Who will attend the Architects' May
Party tonight as the guest of William

Preston, '27A, general
affair. Miss Jensen is

chairman of the
from Cleveland

Phi Beta Kappa Initiates hear Talkj
On "Freedon1-1927" Given By
Wisconsin Professor
Stating that the striving for liberty
of 1927 is in the direction of freedom
of self, toward self-indulgence, Prof.-
Grant showerman, of the language de-
partment of the University of Wiscon-
sin, spoke before the annual initiation'
banquet of Phi Beta Kappa held last
night in the assembly hall of the;
Union. Professor Showerman's sub-
ject was "Freedom-1927."
The era of today, Professor Shower-
man believes, is an era of the mouth
rather than of the mind. The frequ-°
ently heard shouts for greater free-i
dom, from the law, from religion,
freedom of speech and of women are
more shouted about than acted. It is
to be hoped that the remnant that re-
mains of the ideals of former times
may be kept and brought back to life
in the near future before it dies out
Those who apologize for the moral
and physical short-comings of the
younger generation are merely ad-
mitting the fact that these short-com-
ings are serious, Professor Shower-
man said. The fact that so many
have the conviction that everything.
will change of itself and the profits
which are being reaped from the im-
morality of 1927 are two big factors
in helping the growth of this immor-
ality along.
All the attempts for further free-
dom, Professor Showerman averred,
are striving toward the fulfillment of
the physical desires of many indivi-
duals. They seek complete moral
liberty and for that reason help as
much as they can the immorality of
books, magazines, speeches, plays, and
motion pictures to the point where
the producers of these think they must
at least advertise them as immoral to
make them a success. In closing,
Professor Showerman summed up his
beliefs and outlined his hopes for the I
future freedom. ,
Prof. William II. Hobbs, of the geo-
logy department, and president of the
local chapter, opened the program
with a short outline of the record of[
Phi Beta Kappa and acted as toast-!
master throughout. Sue Grundy Bon-f
ner, '27, gave a short poem in behalf
of the women initiates and Clarence
C. Hostrup, '27, spoke for 'the men

the 16th annual Architect's MayI
party in an "Elves Garden Revel,"
tonight in Barbour gymnasium.
When the dancing begins at 9 o'clock
tonight, it will mark the culmination
of seven weeks work of more than
300 architects who have labored- day
and night in shifts to comlplete the
plan of decorations for the affair.
For the benefit of those who are
not able to attend the party, the
committee has decided to leave the
gymnasium open for inspection from
3:30 to 8 o'clock today so that per-
sons who wish may see the decora-
tions. Although a large demand for
tickets was made only 275 were dis-
tributed so that the affair would be
of an exclusive nature. The quota o
tickets which were placed on sale forE
the general public were sold out in
15 minutes, according to the. commit-
tee in charge.
Is Costume Ball
The Architects' May party is the
only fancy dress costume ball given
under the auspices of the University
throughout the school year, and is re-
garded by many who are acquainted
with the affair as having one of thr
most elaborate decorative schemeso'
any other party of a similar naturre
given in the entire state because ofj
the talent available in the architec-
aural school.1
Through the means of a competitive1
contest which closed early in Marc
the design of an "Elves Garden Revel"
was won by R. T. Bittinger, '27A. The
design called for a scene consisting
of elves and gnomes playing in
fairy garden, grossly exaggerated in
scale, with huge flower pots and sun-
dry and wierd, brightly colored flow-
ers covering the walls. Students first
painted the wall panel designs in
small scale and then transferred the
designs to the walls of the gymna-
Beetles Are In Design
Huge beetles and spiders will lurk
in the tall grasses of the painted der:
signs while a golden spider web willl
float over the floor. A small patch of-
blue has been arranged on the ceil-
ing of the gymnasium and will be dec-
orated to resemble a patch of blue
sky In which golden stars are twink-
The orchestra will play on a huge




Starrett, Is Elected
As Opera Chairman
John E. Starrett, '28E, was chosen
general chairman of next year's Un-
i~n Opera, a-nd James H. Yant. '28.
was elected stage manager at a spe-'
cial meeting of Mimes, men's drama-
ic organization, held yesterday, ac-
cording to an announcement by Frank
Strachan, '27, president of the so-
Following his choice for general
chairman of the Opera, Starrett' an-
nounced his withdrawal from the race
For president of the Student council
to which hie had' been xominated by
the council nominating committee,
Wednesday night.
Assistants and chairmen of the
minor Opera committees will be chus-
en next fall, as in the past it was
Last Serviee Of Present Spring Series
WYill Be Held Sunday With
Mother's Diy Progr-mu
Reinhold Niebuhr, pastor of the De-
troit Bethel Christian church, will be
the speaker at the student Convoca-
tion to be held at 11 o'clock Sunday
morning in Hill auditorium. His sub-
ject will be "The Art of Living To-
This is the last convocation of the
present spring series, and as It will
be held on Mother's day, a special
service suitable for the occasion has
been arranged. The sei'ies of convo-

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Relates Facts That Must Be 1
Outside Of Books Befor(
'O1e Is Educated

cations for students this spring is
the third group of such meetings,
given under the auspices of the Stu
dent council, the Woman's league,
and the School of Religion.
Rev. Niehuhr is among the group
of well-known progressive thinkers.
He was born in Wright City, Mo., in
1892. After attending Elmhurst col-
lege, he went to the Eden Theolog-
ical seminary at St. Louis, where he
1916 h rlceivod hisaoia t8aoin.28
received the degree of B. D. In 1915
he received his master's degree from
the Yale divinity school, and in the
same year was ordained into the min-
istry of the Evangelical church. At
the present time he is secretary of
the Fellowship for the Christian So-
cial order, and cont ,ibuting editor
of the Christian Century. He also con-
tributes to the Atlantic Monthly'
World Tomorrow, and similar publi-
Rev. Niebuhr is familiar to a con-
siderable group of Michigan students
having. appeared in Ann Arbor on
several previous occasions. He was
one of the speakers at the student
conference held in Milwaukee last De-
(Special to The Daily)
LAFAYETTE, May 5.-Purdue de-
feated Michigan's golf team in the
opening match of the Big Ten season
over the Lafayette Country club
course by the close'scre of 13-11
here today. The Wolverines carried
the Purdue team to the last green,
when Capt. Fridlin and Lehman won
from Connor and Bergelin on the
eighteenth hole of the afternoon four-
Lehman, ace of the Boilermakers's
squad was largely responsible for his
team's victory through his brilliant
shooting. He provided a thrill in his
morning match with Connor when he
sank a 30 foot putt on the long seven-
teenth hole for a birdie three.
Connor led the Michigan golfers
when he turned in excellent scores for
troth the morning and afternoon
rounds. He was opposed to Lehrman,
Purdue's star player. Glover and Vyse
were both returned winners in their
individual matches during the morn-
ing. Michigan held an 11-7 lead over
their opponents at the conclusion of
the morning's play, but were com-
pelled to bow to the superior play of
the Boilermakers during the afternoon

"Quest for quality should be the
motto of this meeting" said Prof.
John L. Brumm, head of the journal-
ism department in welcoming the
delegates to the 6th annual convention
of the Michigan Interscholastic Press
association, at their opening session
yesterday afternoon at the Union.
Over 300 delegates were In attendance
at this meeting.
"We have here," Professor Brumm
continued, "a group that represents
the' upper tenth of the high schools
which they attend. In the very fact
that you have engaged in the publica-
tion work of your various schools you
have shown that you are Interested
in thinking and finding the truth. And
for that reason we hope that while
you the here you will attempt to
learn some of the things that -we have
and to take away some of the spirit
that moves us. You are the people
that we want wi us."
Quotes Huxley
Professor Brumm then went on t
outline some of the 'things that cone
stituted education and some of the
things that were necessary aside from
book learning before a pan could be
educated. He quoted Aldous Huxley's
definition of the educated man, thai
"The eduftted man is the man,whc
can do the thing that must be done
at the time that it ought to be done
whether he likes it or not." Froi
this he took the fact that educatio
is a process of learning to choose and
di'fferentiate between things.
"We must," he said, "learn to choos
wisely and select always the superio
things. It Is by this choos ing thal
man finds the things that are to mak
him good compahions and it is thi
ability that makes him a good' con-
panion to himself, who can enjoy good
pictures and good books, and art, an
who can develop himself more an
more with each day that he lives. ';
. Professor Brumm ended with a ple
that the delegates make this conven
tion an effort to develop themselves
and get the viewpoints of others, nd
the limited view that they brough
with them. He urged contacts an
discussion as the best way to thi
Wilson Speaks .
Cassam A. Wilson, '28, then ad
dressed the delegates and outlined fo
them the program that had been ar
ranged. The program for today be
gins with a general session at th
Union at 9:30. This- meeting will b
addressed by Gail E. Derisinore of th
public speaking department. Follow
ing this the delegates will assembl
in their different discussion group
for the consideration of qtiesons per
tinent to their interests. These group
wi1l be conducted by. members of th
faculty and by undergraduates wh
are skilled in the work that thes
groups are to handle.
At noon there will be a luncheon a
the Union and at 3 o'clock Preside
Clarence Cook Little will address th
general assembled body. After thi
meeting the delegates will attend th
spring games. At 6 o'clock the anun
banquet will be held in the main ball
room of the Union. The speakers wi:
be Coach Fielding I. Yost and Pro
William A. Frayer of the history d
I partment. The evening will contaI
no program, the delegates being le
,to their own devices to see the cit
and the University.
More 'than 300 men had registere
for 'chorus tryouts for next year
Union opera by last night, it was r
ported by officers of -Mimes. The re
istration will continuc from 2 to
o'clock every afteirnoon this week a

mushroom with smaler mushrooms
for seats. An old - tree stump will
house the cha-peronis and the reception
committee. Seats for the dancers will-
consist of huge garden snakes, flow-
er hots, snails, and other garden an.
imals. Lights will be contained in
clusters of bittersweet berries and
fruits, in addition to the bank of lights
which' will be arranged so as to re-
flect wa-Il nanels. Tle colors :will be
harmonious, and consisting mainly
of yellow and green.
Winstead's colored orchestra whicl'
will furnish the music for the lane-
ing, has arranged several specialty
IOWA.-Several questions are pub-
lished daily concerning news that had
appeared in the Daily Iowan, student
publication. The object is to determ-
ine how much is read.F




Grease and paint-smeared warriors
of the freshman and sophomore
classes, girded for their annual spring
struggle, meet this afternoon at their
respective camps in preparation foi
the annual tug-of-war.I
A toss of the coin between the op-
posing captains, for choice of sides o'
the river, will be held on the cam-
pus at 3:30 o'clock and immediately
following the red painted men of
'29 will march from their meetin
place at Waterman gymnasium tol
sth i nnafah r o ,,tllor ,,oa hrs,- _

winner of two out of the three con-
tests will receive two points toward a'
total of five that may be-gained in th,
Spring games.
Saturday morning at 9 o'clock the
members of the competing classes will
again meet at their respective places,
II All M men and members of I
Ithe hn~ r scieties are reauested

from where they will iarch to South
'Ferry field and hold the last threc
events on the program, the obstacle
race, the cane spree and the rope
tying contest. One point each will b
given for these three events.
Each pull in the tug-of-war wil'
last ten minutes and the side which
Isucceeds in moving the handkerchie'
tied in the center towards its own side
will be declared the winner. M men
and members of the honor societie
will officiate at the contest, James
Rover; '27, is chairman of the Suring

the' Mimes theater and officials
ieve that the total may surpass
I TIE OF PERFORMANCE I year's mark of 1,100.
I CHANGED FOR TONIGHT1 All students who will be eligible
campus activities next fall are e
Due to the conflict in time I ible to try out this spring, and
with the Architects' May party, I actual rehearsals will begin :
I the nerformance of "The Fire- i week. Roy Hoyer. urincipal da

ne on)1r6U ~ Sat tltOc
to report at the Student activi-
ties rooms of the Union at 3
o'clock this afternoon to assist



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