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T TUSOAV, MAY 17, 1927

Published every morning except Monday
during the Unvsity y b the Board in!
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Zdltor...... .....W. Calvin Patterson
City Editor.. ............Irwin A. Olias
I Frederick Shillito
Ed . Philip C. Brooks
Women's Editor........... .Marion Kubik
Sports Editor............Wilton.A. Simpson
Telegraph Editor...... .Morris Zwerding
Musie and Drama......Vincent C. Wall. Jr.
Night Editors
Charles Behymet Ellis Merry
Carlton Champe St~anford N. Phelpa
Ā¢oChamberlin Courtland C. Smith
limes Herald Cassamn A. Wilson
Assistant City Editors
Carl Burger - Henry Thurnam
Joseph Brunswick
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Margaret Arthur Paul Kern
jean Campbell Sally Knox
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Whatever our opinion of the inas-
use can be, it is impossible to oppose
on reasonable grounds that part of
the resolution which asks merely for
the dissemination of information. If
birth control is bad, there can be no
no more summary method of setting
the agitation at rest than with truth-
ful and accurate figures; and if it is
good, even those who now oppose it
will want to have the grounds upon
which to change their opinions.
There will be nothing haphazard or
reckless about the distribution of this
information, according to th plans of
the women, and the health officers of
each community will have sole charge
of giving it out. With such restric-
tions, and a proper respect for the
possible results of the policy, the
idea of the English I'ederation seems
to be extremely sound and practical.
Over-production of oil in the Unit-
ed States at the present time is flood-
ing the country with that fuel. The
newly discovered and exploited wells
in Oklahoma, Texas, and California
are making possible extremely large
production and the wild-cat oil com-
panies which are exploiting these re-
gions are placing so much oil on
the market that prices have fallen
and the oil is being sold in some
places below the cost of production,
if the report of the Standard Oil
company of New Jersey to the
federal oil conservation board
may be considered authoritative.
Everyone realizes that oil is one of
those commodities which has a supply
that may be exhausted within rel-
atively few years. Over-production
certainly must be guarded against to
bring the conservation of this valu-
able fuel. To attain the end, the
president of the company along with
W. D Farish, formerly president of
the American Petroleum Institute,
have made a few interesting and
feasible suggestions.
Their remedy would modify the
"wild-catting" of the new develop-
ments which are constantly being
found through a procedure of fraction-
al holdings of the "wild-catter's" acre-
age by all the interested producers in
a given region instead of purchase of
a full interest as has been the custom.
The idea has been submitted to the
Department of Justice for an opinion
concerning its constitutionality with
regard to the anti-trust law.
In general, the plan seems to be an
efficient way to cut down the "wild-
catting" and over-production. With
several companies interested, mon-
opoly production and the correspond-
ing high prices in each new develop-
ment may be avoided; while the ad-
vantages of the plan are retained.
The world is becoming a generally
peaceful place to live once again, and
the foreign explosions, after agitating
our serene State department for the
winter season, seem to be drawing
apathetically to a close.
Nicaragua has been settled within
the last week, on an equitable and
sound basis. The Moncada faction
recognizes the supervisory right of
the United States and will submit to
an election on the subject to decide
the policy of government there.
Then Mexico, turbulent republic
that it is, has formally declared,
through its ambassador, that no con-
fiscation of American property is con-
templated, which will be an immense
relief to our worried State depart-
China, the last of the recalcitrants,
has seeipingly swung into line with an
announcement that foreign interests

will be protected; and both England
and the United States apparently in-
tend to stand by and wait. All in all,
the next few months promise to be
most uninteresting, as far as any vio-
lent revolutions and massacres are
concerned; and the State department
can take its summer vacation with
perfect impunity.

Rolls will have a special correspond-
ent on the job when the freshmer
assemble to hold their annual Ca]
Night celebration tonight.
No effort will be spared to bring Ih
news of 3Licltigan's greatest tradition
al event to the rest of the campus-
who haven't been invited.
(By Rolls Style Bureau)
Correct attire for seniors wishing t
attend the Freshman Cap Night serv
ices, to be held this evening on Sout]
Ferry Field.
Unexpected' support of Professc
Hobbs for president of the S. C. A, wa
discovered yesterday by officials c
last week's campus elections, wh
found that five lawyers had cast the:
votes for the worthy scholar and win

is --- GR AHAM'S
TONIGHT:h The Rockiford Players CMEC MN I T
- p 1resent "Thle Firebrand," by Edwiin ==
n Justus Mayer, as the final bill of theirIM
P spring repertory at 8:15 o'clock in
Sarah Caswell Angell Hall.I=
*** GRAHAM'S -
- Another of the "Jos. DeMilt Inc."!AtMoth Ends o the Diagona
road shows will arrive at the Whit-
neyd theatre nexta Snday night for
one performance. The exact edition
of this particular revue is somewhat WE
doubtful, although it is probably the MAKE ELL.
fourth (which was staged, it will be GRANGERS
remembered, by John Murray Ander- MANN S A s
son, with Fanny Brice, Clark and
McCullough, the l3rox Sisters....et


George B. Ahn
W. H. Allman
F. P. Babcock
Freda Bolotin
Esther A. Booze
G. S. Bradley
J. 0. Brown
Juliette ohen
Florence Cooper
C. K. Correll
E. V. Egelang
B. Fishman
Alice L. Pouch.
D. J. Fuller
H3. Goldberg
L. H. Goodman
Beatrice Greenberg
C. W. Hammer
A. M. Hinkley
W. R. Hubbard
. L. Hulse
H. A. Jaebn

Selma Jensen
James Jordan
Marion Kerr
T. N. Lennington
Elizabeth Macauley
W. A. Mahaffy
R. A. Meyer
R. L. Myiller
G. W. Perrett
R. W. Preston
M, L. Reading
J. E. Robertson
John Russinkle
A. K. Scherer
W. L. Schloss
ancee Solomon
Harvey Talcott
Fred Toepel
G. T. Tremble
Harold Utley
Herbert Varnurm
Ray Wachter

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1927
Night Editor-PAUL J. KERN
The Mississippi valley is now in
the midst of its most disastrous flood.
Millions of dollars worth of property,
and years of effort have been wiped
out in a month by the raging torrents
of the great river, and even now the
end is not in sight.
It is natural in a case like this that
the first impulse of Americans should
be towards flood relief, and the Red
Cross, representing American citizens.
has responded. Equally important,
however, and more far-reaching in its
consequence is the consideration of
measures to prevent the damage of
future floods, and to eliminate in suc-
ceeding years the recurrence of the
disaster of 1927.
A comprehensive program of flood
relief is plainly beyond the scope of
any single agency with the exception
of the National government. Accord-
ing to estimates, it will require an
outlay of $125,000,000 to make the Mis-
sissippi valley secure, and with the
prevention of one flood worth many
times that sum, it is very obviously
incumbent upon the national govern-
ment to make the initial expenditure.
A logical process by which to pro-
ceed, and one which has succeeded
in other instances, would be the ap-
pointment of a government commis-
sion, composed mainly perhaps, of
army engineers, to report at the next
session of Congress. If there is a
method of preventing floods it should
certainly be discovered, and with the
advance of modern engineering it is
likely that a method can be found.
The system of expert commissions, j
appointed for special purposes, has
succeeded before, notably in the case
of the St. Lawrence waterway project.I
The report' of such a commission C
would give Congress a working basis C
upon which to enact suitable legisla-
tion-that is, if Congress were willing
to follow the advice of experts to a
fuller degree than in the cause of the

It is extremely unfortunate that the
dark horse candidate was not given
more support for the position. With
his unequalled drawing power, so
fully tested when he induced five thou-
sand souls to throng Hill auditorium
'to hear Sherwood Eddy, lie would
have little trouble in obtaining 'ample
upport for the S. C. A. campaign
fund drive.
* * *
No official message was given out
today by Nellie, spokesman for Wil-
liam Herbert Hobbs, defeated candi-
date for president of the Student
Christian Association. "He probably
wouldn't have accepted it, anyway,"
was her official report. "Ie's bash-
ful that way."
* * *
* * *
No radio message was received to-
day from Professor Hobbs in regard
to the Fresh Air Camp fund that bears
his name.
* * *
Today's Contributions
Slimy Ooze .............$ .01/
Aristide ................. .00
Today's Total..........012
GRAND TOTAL.......$1.15
Dear Mr. Bolt:
Inclosed you will find my stamp of
approval to the Hobbs Foundation. I
hope you will find it useful.
Yours for Hobbs and Greenland,
Slimy Ooze.
Dear Benj.
About six months ago I found Sc on
a table in the Tap Room. I took it
to the desk at the Union, but they
refused to take it. So I have been
saving it to give to some worthy
cause. The Hobbs Foundation for
the S. C. A. would be a fine thing, but
unfortunately I lost the 8c on an elec-
tion bet. Aristide.
After an extensive investigation
conducted for Rolls, Oscar wonder
horse, has announced that ithout a
doubt the Roquefort-Limburger play-
ers are among the ranking drrnmatic
organization of the country.
"Phyllis Haver is a great actress,"
he said. "She does not play with
the Roquefort group."
* * *
Blame for the increased appropria-
tions for University use was laid at
the door of rioting students by C.
Cook Little, president of Michigan, in
a statement issued yesterday.
"This is a lesson that I hope such
students will take to heart," declared
the president. "Were it not for their
unruly conduct we would not have
this problem of money to deal with.
I am sure I do not know what we
will be able to do with it all."
* *fo
The measure for increased appro-I

Since there is a great deal of mis-
information concerning the various
nomadic and frayed companies of the
"Scandals," the "Vanities" and so on
that play the Whitney, some attempt
should be made to correct that false
impression. The DeMilt productions
are not the original company, but a
replica: the scenery, costumes, acts
and songs are bought outright, and
'an entirely new cast and chorus from
the burlesque shows and vaudeville
replace the principals.
* * *
Probably the most amusing para-
dox of this year's May Festival is the
engagement of Elsie Baker to sing in
the Beethoven quartet on Thursday
evening. It might be a coincidence
in names that Elsie Baker, the "dis-
tinguished contralto and oratorio ar-
tist" should be the Elsie Baker who
used to sing the Victor Talking Ma-
chine records with Billie Murray
back in their mutual beginnings years
and years ago. Still it might-
Miss Baker certainly has become
outstanding in her profession if this
bald assumption is true; it isn't often
that an artist jumps from blues sing-
ing to a concert recital in the classics.
Not that any one should feel preju-
diced on that account. (Mary Lewis
used to sing in the Mr. Ziegfeld Fol-
lies.) But there is always the feel-
ing that she should wear a rhine-
stone and clothe-of-gold evening gown
and carry a purple fan and break into
a mammy song for an encore!
Robert Henderson, wielder of pen,
pencil and poison for two years as
editor of the Music and Drama col-
umn, and at present director and
leading juvenile of The Rockford
Players takes this opportunity to cor-
rect certain erroneous impressions that
might be gathered concerning their
spring season of repertory which
closes tonight in Sarah Caswell An-
gell hall.
"Now that the season of the Rock-
ford Players is so near its end, may
I take this opportunity in all sin-
cerity of correcting an impression,
no doubt unconscious, created by the
very kind criticism of our perform-
ances during the past two weeks in
the Music and Drama column.
"There appeared repeated refer-
ences in many of the reviews to the
students who were playing in the
casts with us-as the we were not
students ourselves except that we
are now in the very cold world with
the constant necessity of earning our
living-as though there were a meas-
ure condescension o-n our part.
"On the contrary one of the major,
though unadvertised, purposes in the
invitation of the University asking us
to return in our present season was to
test the practicability of the ultimate
campus theatre ideal-of a perma-
nent company playing regular per-
formances with the outstanding stu-
dents on the campus filling the sup-
plementary parts.
"Very literally our season in Ann
Arbor could never have been pre-
sented without the splendid assistance
of these players. Robert Wetzel and
William Bishop, in fact, are becom-
ing permanent members of the com-
pany in our season this summer, and
to everyone who has appeared with
us we wish to express our very deep
When the Bros. Shubert turned

from the production of girly-girly re-
vues to a revival of Greek tragedy.
Sophocles almost became the leading
dramatist of the spring season in;
New York. "Electra" starring Mar-
garet Anglin was produced for two
performances, May 3 and 4 at the

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Dancing: Wednesday, Friday, Sa 'rda


Announces that Mr,. Lionel Crocker of the University of
Michigan will beat the Michigan Union on Tuesday to talk
with students and parents who are considering the Floating
University for next year.




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A pleasant diversion from studies
is afforded at Granger's mid-week
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disregarded. The names of communi-
cants- will, however, be regarded as
confidential upon request.


To The Editor:
At th'e convocation in Hill Auditor-
ium, the evening of September 27,
President Little said, among other
things: "....we shall love our
At the-Father and Sons' luncheon,
at the Union, on May 14, 1927, Pres-
ident Little told the fathers present
"if it is necessary to punish your
children, we shall do it in a . . . quiet
manner . "
This reminded me of the frequent.
announcement in the Official Bulle-
tin in the Daily regarding the expul-
sion of certain students for various

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May-time ls gay tine
The stage is set with blossoming shrubs. A suit-
able setting for the brightly costumed maids in
their Walk-Overs of harmonizing or contrasting
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