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VOL. XXXVII. No. 165





Newly-Freed Waters Of Atchafalaya
Join Those Rushing Through 1
Bayou Des Glases Break
(By Associated Press)
NEW ORLEANS, May 17.-Conquer-
ing its earthen, man-made barriers, a
swollenAtchafalaya, fed by the Mis-
sissippi flood waters, today added
Melville, Louisiana, to the long list
of towns that have been inundated,
during the present flood.'
Leaving the inhabitants viewing the
remnants of their city 'from dwellings
tops as they awaited refugee boats,
the waters raced onward and west-~
ward to join those flowing through
the Bayou Des Glaise break, which al-7
ready have swept some 40 miles down
the valleys to Palmero. Palmero is
approximately 50 miles northward of
Baton Rouge.
Side Dikes Hold Waters '
The side dikes of the Atchafalaya
still were holding the waters out of
the eight parishes comprising the
"sugarbowl" of Louisiana located be-
tween the Mississippi and Atchafalaya
No lives werebelieved lost in Mel-
ille, in spite of the fact that the river
was loosed upon the town in the early
morning hours while many of the
residents still were sleeping. Fleeing
before the waters, they sought refuge
on the levees and on upper floors of
buildings until boats could reach
Late this afternoon the water had
openecd a 2000-foot crevasse. Still
another crevasse occurred on the west
bank of the Atchafalaya six miles
above Melville this afternoon, but the
territory affected already was under<
The New Orleans weather bureau
said that the water was running one
foot deep over the Texas and Pacific
railroad tracks at Palmero and Mor-
row, and the western extremities of
the Bayou Des Glaises, eight miles
from Palmero, that was rising two,
feet a day.I
Every precaution was urged against
"these unprecedented conditions in the
Atchafalaya basin."
The crest of the flood was more
than 100 miles away at Ferriday in
the Texas basin and moving slowly i
down upon the Atchafalaya. The
weather bureau said its stages werel
three feet above those of the flood of1
1882. It was estimated it would re-
quire from three to four weeks for it
to reach Morgan City at the end of
the Gulf of Mexico.-
The weather bureau said that con-
ditions now in sight indicated the
flood in St.' Martinsparish would be
17 to 20 feet deep in the bottoms.
Mississippi Precautions Taken
The Mississippi river below old riv-
er will not change materially withins
the next few days, the weather bureau
bulletin said, but precautions were
urged continued against stages pre-
viously predicted.
Twelve square miles already had
been inundated from the Melville
erevasse. A high railroad embank-
ment at the town was believed to have
contributed largely to the safety of
the inhabitants by breaking the first
rush of the waters.

(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, May 17.-The weather
man became almost optimistic late to-
day in his consideration of atmosphe-
ric conditions and their relation to
the trans-Atlantic flight.
Almost optinmistic he became but
not quite, however. "There is aI
slight turn in the right direction," he1
said cautiously, "but only a slight
one. We have advised against any
hopoff tomorrow morning."
"How about later in the day?" he
was asked.
"Well, there's just a chance," he
replied. "There are indications of
gradual clearing, but not strong
enough yet to make any definite pre-
While the weather man prepared
charts of fog and winds for them the
six aviators waiting to hop off on
their great adventure continued tests
of their planes, went visiting, or just


(Special to The Daily)

By Benjzindn Bolt
Led by the Varsity band and bear-
ing a sombre coffin aloft as a symbol
of departing verdancy, more than 500
eslh~men marched to South Ferry
field last night to participate in an
abbreviated annual Cap Night exer-i
Although the event had been plan-
ned as an exclusive freshman affair,,
a large number of yearlings displayed
their democracy and a sympathy for
th-eir uninvited classmates by not at-
tending. However although uninvited.
a number of students aMd townspeople
!nied State street to watch the fresh-
men snake dance their way to the bon-
fire and freedom from upperclass op- I
Arriving at Ferry field, the march-
ers found that some well-meaningl
person had made a large pile of old
crates and boxes in the center of the
field. This they surrounded, with
shouts for its destruction.;
Members of the Student council;
now came to the fore. Several were
employed in keeping the freshmen in
order, while one or two of the hard-
ier spirits proceeded to cast gasoline;
or some such liquid on the pile.
It almost looked like an old-fash- f
ioned Cap Night while the fire wast
burning. Even though the band almost1
forgot to play the time-hallowed;
"Where, Oh, Where, are the Verdant;
Freshmen," and though Ferry fieldi
can hardly compare with picturesquel
Sleepy Hollow, still when the pots

were sailing through the air it was
just like old times.
After all the pots and the coffin
had been added to the flames, the
freshmen were allowed to snake dance
away a little more surplus energy.
Then, still led by the band, they pro-
ceeded to Yost Field house, where, to
everyone's surprise, Baron Butter-
field had prepared a moving picture
show for their especial benefit. }
Perhaps it was the projection dif-I
ficulties, which the manager so kind-
ly explained, but it rather seemed asl
though the Baron wasn't taking any
chancep of being called upon to pro-
duce any more free shows. "The Cra-
dle Snatchers" was the name of the+
picture, and it contained a number of
actors and actresses, of whom Louise
Fazenda was th'e only one we recog-
nized on the temporary screen, has-
tily constructed late this afternoon
when the Baron suddenly learned the
May Festival company were playing
to have and to hold with Hill audi-
After the show was over a hundre(
or so freshmen, still intent en pre
serving tradition, started another
snake dance up State street.
A half-hearted attempt to stage r
riot and enter the Maj was made by
the survivors. However, lacking the ex-
perience of upperclassmen, they soon
abandoned the attempt. Spectators re-
port that no tear gas was used, al-
though the police were ready, and!
saged a little shadow rioting of theirI
own between shows at the Arcade.



Resolution Would Empower League,
To Propose Identical Tariff In
European Countries
(By Associated Press)
GENEVA, May 17-A move towards1
a European customs union was de-
duced by many delegates today from
a resolution which was given prelim-
inary approval by the Economic con-
Under this resolution the League of
Nations would be empowered to pro-
pose measures calculate to secure
either an identical tariff system among
European countries or a common bas-'
is for the elaboration of long term
commercial treaties.
Subcommissions previously had
flayed extensive tariff protection and
laid down the doctrine that nationsj
should remove or at least diminish
tariff barriers which were so greatly
hamperinig trade, by beginning with'
those barriers imposed to counteract
the effects of the Great war.
The granting of unconditional most-'
favored-nation treatment was declar-
ed to be essential to a free and heal-
thy development of commerce.
Some delegates contributed an-
other resolution concerning the ap-
plication of terms as an implied
criticism of the policy of American
treasury agents of occasionally ex-
amining the books of European man-
ufacturers in an effort to determine
the cost of production.
A resolution says that investigation
in connection vith the application of
custorns duties should be administer-
ed with full regard for the main
tenets of commercial good will
among nations and that inspection
involving inquisitional procedure
should be eliminated.
President Clarence Cook Little left
Monday night for Houghton, Mich.,
where he will address several organ-
izations today. This morning he will
speak before the district convention
of Rotary clubs, which includes all the
clubs in the Upper Peninsula, as well
as those in northern Wisconsin. His
aspeechwhich will be the principal
talk of the final day, of the conven-
tion will have for its subject "The
State University and Conservation".
His address in the afternoon will be
given before the county school board
Senior class mock elections, to
choose the recipients of the traditional
class "honors" will be held at 4:15
o'clock this afternoon in Natural
Science auditorium'.


Annuals Will Be Given Out From S'
4 O'clock Today, Wednesday
And Friday


Convention Hears President Coolidge
As One Of The-Main Speake~rs
On Program
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, May 16.-The age1
of medical pioneering is about at an
end and an era, of reconstruction,
based on the knowledge gleaned from
the past stretched ahead, Dr. Jabez M.
Jackson, of Kansas City, said tonightI
in addressing the American Medical;
ansociation in convention here.
As president-elect of the organiza-
tion he was one of two principle
speakers on tonight's program, the
other being President Coolidge.
"The doctor of today, said Dr. Jack-
son, "faces th'e future quite a dif-
ferent man from the one who entered
medicine a generation ago. Then the1
equipment was rather a meager edu-
cation with little absolute knowledge.1
Says Doctors Well Educated !
"Today he is an educated man to
begin with, inheriting the knowledge
of the past and aided by all the re-
sources that science can add.
"Much will be expected of him,
much cooperation required. The lab-
oratory and the hospital must be at
his command as the people of today
have been educated to a new standard
of service."
Asserting that the laboratory and
hospital and their cooperation fur-
nished the prime problem of medical
science, Dr. Jackson appealed for
more endowed medical institutions,
pointing out that economic pressure is
making them increasingly necessary.
"It must be recognized as an un-1
escapable fact that actual expense of
hospital service is such that few to-
day can make both ends meet without
outside .aid" he said, adding that a
few people must give for their own1
protoction endowments that will meet
the cost of purely scientific service
and equip adequate laboratories.
Dr. Jackson deplored the disappear-
ance of the general practitioner in
the rural districts, but declared it not
surprising, faced as he is with the1
advent of hospitals and specialists.
Asserting that the federal restric-
tions on medicinal whiskey had been
made necessary to "curb a few boot-
leg doctors and druggists," Wayne B.
Wheeler of the ,Anti-Saloon League
defended the regulations as reason-
Mr. Wheeler, said he made the
statement in connection with the
controversy over medicinal whiskey
at the Medical association meeting
"The national prohibition act does
not prevent a doctor from prescribing
pure ethyl alcohol with whatever
medicament is necessary," he said.
"Most doctors admit that pure alco-
hol plus a medicament is a safer
medicine than whiskey. Medicinal
whiskey in beverage form is used
largely as a substitute for booze at
the request of the patient, rather than
on the best judgment of the physi-
Business legislation together with
a memorial service at Arlington am-
phitheater honoring members of the
association who lost their lives in the
World war rounded Gut the day. To-
morrow's program calls for lectures
and clinical demonstrations by lead-
ing surgeons and specialists, and the
home of delegates was scheduled to

Three Michigan students of the ori-
ginal ten competing in the College
screen tests taken by the First Na-
tional Studios in California are.amoiig
the last forty selected for the sen'i-
final choice, according to word re-
ceived yesterday from John McCor-
mick who screened the men here. Of
the forty remaining, the final ten will
be chosen by executives of the First
National Pictures in conjunction with
leading newspaper syndicate men, Fan
Magazine and Motion Picture trade
paper editors, next 'Monday, May 23.
The Michigan men who yet have a,
chance to go to Hollywood this sum-
mer are Thomas; K. Denton, '28, Ar-
thur H. Lee, '28, and Leland S. Wil-
cox, '27. The judging conmittee next
Monday, according to Mr. McCormick,
will comprise over one hundred per-j
sons qualified by experience to de-
termine the bast screen possibilities
among the remaining contestants.
,These forty remaining men were
chosen from, the original three hun-
dred tests made recently at the lead-
ing colleges and universities through-
out the country. The final ten select-
ed from' the forty in the semi-finals
will go to Hollywood at the close of
the school year, their expenses fully
paid, andtwil sreceive a weekly salary
during the summer months while
given every possible chance to make
good in the motion picture world.-
Pastor Of Detroit Central Methodist
Ep iscopal Church Lectures On
"League 'Of Friendly Minds"

Distribution of the 1927 Michigan-
ensian will open today in the basement
pf the Library, more than 3000 of the
copies arriving here yesterday, o1,
half of which were unloaded.t
A desk will be placed outside oCj
the entrance to the basement of thel
Library on the East Side where re-
ceipts are taken and stubs of these
given out to those prfsenting re-
ceipts. These stubs may then be tak-
en to the basement where they will be
redeemed by a copy of the 'Ensiah.
The hours of distribution are from 8
to 4 o'clock, today, tomorrow, and Fri-I
day. After this they will be removed
to the office of the publication in the
Press building where more will be
given out until June 1.
Following along the lines of past
editions, the usual sections, featuies,
classes, athletics, honorary societies,
activities, fraternities, sororities, wo-
men's activities, and a satire section.
In the last section is found the big-
gest change from the customs of the
past. There is a resume by Timothy
Hay of the Toasted Roll's columns
taken from The Daily for the past
year as well as some other humor
written by hm.
Only a few other minor changes.
have been made. An unusually fine
selection of etchings is found in the
front of the book with the history of
the University exemplified by photo-1
graphs in the feature section. Pictures
of all class officers and members of
the graduating classes are to be found
in the same class section.
The year-book is dedicated to Pres-f
ident Clarence Cook Little as "One,
who believes in youth, and in whom
youth believes. Under whose leader-
ship Michigan, the pioneer of the past
is still opening new paths in educa-

Although a League of Friendly
Minds is only possible through a com-
plete understanding of the various
cultures, races, and nations of the.
universe, and that although the cost
of such a world wide harmony of
peoples is so terrificto the individual
and to the groups at large, the re-
sult would be well worth the price,
stated Dr. Lynn Harold Hough, pas-
tor of the Central Methodist Episcopal
church of Detroit and former presi-
dent of Northwestern university, at
the annual banquet of the Cosmopo-E
litan club held last night in the Pres-
byterian church.
Mentioning the fact that the Cosmo-
politan club was the ideal of the
League of Friendly Minds become
concrete, Dr. Hough went on to say,
"You can become profoundly inter-
ested in any race, in any nation, and
in any culture, only when you makej
that race, or nation, or culture your
own. The cost of this is terrible and
consumes a lifetinee." He further
declared that a complete understand-
ing of the various religions and philo-
sophies which is vitally necessary for
a league of understanding would in-
clude the study of Buddhism, of Is-
lam, of Shintoism, of the creed of
Zoroaster, and that of Confucius, as
well as the Greek speculations, would
take an enormous amont of time.
Dr. Hough added that after know-I
ing the literature and temperament
and culture of any people or nation
one would appreciate it and a recon-
ciliation would be made with that
nation or people. "Culture does
something for you which has never
been done for you before. You have
a feeling of personal gratitude."
"The League of Nations is a vast
body of provincial groups, all self-
centered, and for this reason it is
not as successful as it might be. An
appreciation of the whole world is ne-




Last 1Iiinute Change In Program Made
To Pay honor To Late Prof.
Francis W. Kelsey

Madame Schumann-hleink
Celebrated sonrano, who will appear
at the opening concert of the 34th
Annual May Festival tonight.
Listen to this tale of romance, '
Tale of Indian warriors bold-
In the early moon of green leaves
Came they forth, the stoics val-
Forth they romped to paleface
Wigwam once of friendly Great
Paleface mighty 'mong his kind;
Came he forth to take their token
Of the warpath they would tread.
Then to the mighty oak of Tappan
Dashed the screaming, yelling
redmen ;
To the tree'of Indian legend
Where the whitemen nale and
Warriors choice of pale face na-
Choice of tribe to run the gaunt-
Downrnthe warriors, painted de-
l inrons,
Swooped and caught their prey
like eagles,
Loud the warcry stirred the still-
As they seized their hapless cap-
Forth they bore them to their
There to. torture at their pleasure.

Ann Arbor and the University will
>e host to hundreds of music lovers
rom all over Michigan and various
>oints of the country, beginning to-
light with the opening concert of the
4th annual May Festival in Hill au-
litorium. Preparations for the Festi-
ral have been completed, during the
.ast week, and the first of the parti-
ipating artists will arrive in Ain
rbor this morning. Rehearsals will
>e held immediately.
Workmen from the buildings and
;rounds department have been busy
or several days past installing the
xtra seats on the stage of Hill audi-
oriumn, and enlarging the stage. These
neasures were necessary to accommo-
tae the groups which will be using
he stage at one time. The auditor-
um itself has been redecorated and
enovated for the occasion.
Kelsey To Be Honored
A change has been made in the
rogram at the last minute to pay
onor to the late Prof. Francis W.
{elsey, according to an announcement
nade yesterday by Earl V. Moore, di-
ecotor of the Festival. In place of
he number, Beethoven's "Scene from
7idelio," which was to have been
iven by the quartet at the second
oncert on Thursday night, the funeral
narch from the "Eroica Symphony"
)y Beethoven will be played by the
rchestra. Professor Kelsey was a
nember of the board of directors of
he School of Music.
Both course tickets and single ad-
nissions- to the various concerts of
he Festival have been entirely sold
ilt, excepting for a fe in the second
balcony, according to a statement by
Charles A. Sink, secretary and busi-
ness manager of the School of Music.
These may be obtained at the office
f the school on Maynard street.
Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink
s expected to arrive in Ann Arbor
his morning. She will be the prin-
-ipal attraction at the first concert
tonight, and will be assisted by the
Chicago Symphony orchestra, under
he direction of Frederick Stock.
Madame Schumann-Heink is con-
idered by authorities to be the great-
st of the single attractions on this
year's Festival program. Her visit is
Af more importance inasmuch as it
marks her return to Ann Arbor,
where she has sung many times be-
fore, to celebrate the fiftieth year of
her appearance on the concert stage.
She was brought here last year to
appear on the Choral Union concert
Howard Hanson, musical director of
the Eastman school of music,.Roches-
ter, N. Y., arrived in Ann Arbor yes-
erday and conducted rehearsals of the
Choral Union last night in Hill audi-
torium. Dr. Hanson is the composer
of the "Lament for Beowulf" the pre-
miere of which was presented at last
year's Festival and which received
much favorable commendation. . This
ear he was commissioned by the na-
ional committee for the observance
of the Beethoven centenary to write
the "Heroic Elegy" in commemoration'
of that composer. This work will re-
ceive its first presentation by the
Chicago Symphony orchestra tonight,
and Dr. Hanson will act as guest con-
ductor. Other I3'thoven music which
will be played or sung durig the
festival includes the "Symphony No.
7 in A major," also given by the Or-
chestra at tonight's concert; two num-
bers by the Choral Union and orches-
tra at the second concert tomorrow
forte No. 5," which will be played by
night; and the "Concerto for Piano-
Ernest Hutcheson at the fifth concert
on Saturday afternoon.
The second concert tomorrow night
will "feature the+ "Missa Solemnis" of
Beethoven, which will be given joint-
ly by the Choral Union, the Chicago
Symphony orchestra, and the quartet,
consisting of Betsy Lane Shepherd,
Elsie Baker, Arthur Hackett, and
William Simmons, all of the Metro-
politan Grand Opera company.

Funeral services for Prof. Francis
W. Kelsey of the Latin department,

There they ate
Heard the words
Smoked the pine
Thus there came
Jo Chamberlin,
Courtland' Smith,

round glowing
of- mighty wis-
of peace and,
to Michigainua:
Ellis Merry,
Raymond Read,

take action on a resolution calling for cessary. When enough people join
a nation-wide referendum on the med-the League of the Friendly Minds
ical value of whiskey which was post- there will be a true League of Na-
poned from today. tions," concluded Dr. Hough.


Constant activities to occupy en-
tering students during Freshman week
next September have been planned by
the committee in charge, according
to Prof. William A. Frayer of the his I
tory department, chairman. No effort1
will be spared, according to Professor
Frayer, to give the freshmen a proper
start on their new life.
"Freshman week is one of the most
important phases of the plan to hu-
manize our education, that is to bring'
about a more effective personal con-
tact between students and faculty,"
said Professor Frayer. "The program
has been designed to make an effec-
tive beginning in such endeavors.
President Originated Idea

tering freshman to the campus notI
later than Monday'morning, Sept. 12.
Attendance will be obligatory. When
the freshman arrive, they will 'sign in'
and then will be immediately assign-
ed to a faculty advisor. There will beE
over 50 of these advisors, so that no
one wil have over 25 students. Each
will be assisted by several upper class
helpers, who will be able, to cover
much ground that the older men could
not touch.;
Registrar Plans Questionaire
"A preliminary step has already
been made by Registrar Smith in his
elaborate questionaire to prospective
students, which makes a close study of
individual students possible before ar-

the usual manner, but by definite time
assignments the usual delay is ex-
pected to be largely avoided. We are
seeking to avoid, so far as possible,,
the mob element in our arrangements.
"Under our special program prac-
tically every hour will be occupied.
On Monday an assembly will be ad-
dressed by President Little. At least;
one special concert will be given. One;
of the pleasantest events will be theI
mass meetings for the practice ofI
Michigan songs. Several mixers and
get-togethers will be held at the Union.
"A very elaborate program to intro-!
duce the freshmen in small groups to
the library is being worked out. Stu-
dents who have expressed a real in-

Albert Vyse, Clarence Brownell, n
Bryan Hunt, William Pusch,
Louis Kubicek, Carl Loos, Ben-
nie Oosterbaan,. Henry Grinnell, o
Stephen Jones, George Hestert
Paul Samson, John Starrett, c
James Hughey.
Cubs Defeat Boston
In 20 Inning Contestf
Chicago and Boston played twenty-
two innings yesterday'before the Cubst
finally managed to slip the winning
run over the plate. Osborne finished f
the game for Chicago after both I
Blake and Brillheart had been knock-
ed off the mound. "Bob Smith pitched c
the whole game for the Braves and it
looked as if he would brekk the exist-
ing record of pitching twenty six in-)
nings in one game which was played
between Brooklyn and Bu'ston.
ILLINOIS.- Appropriations for the
university tdtaling $10,500,000 wereI
approved by the governor.
S No meeting of the Student



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