WEDN DAY, OOTOBR 5 ,1927. THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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GTWL\LO R REPRESENTATIVES OF SIXTY NATIONS, I
CONCERNS OPEN CONVENTION
(13y Xsocatd"Such subjects," the official Amer-o
WU~f( XASHINGTON-Representatives of ican platform states, "deal with thes
about sixty nations and delegates government's concern for the protec-n
N from fifty independent wireless oper- tion of the public interests; for pre-
ating concerns covering the world, vni~ ici iain a o g ues
OF NORTHERN REGINvnigdiciiainamnBsr;-
convene in Washington yesterdayo secrecy of messages; avoidance of in-i
amend and bring up to eaterday I- terference; the government's obliga-t
amen an brig u todatetheIn-tion with respect to the safety of hu-
ENTIRE NO RH AMERICAN MAP ternational Radiotelegraphic conven- man life and to marine and aerial
hAS BEEN CHANGED jBY tion signed in London at the last con- navigation, and related subjects."
EXP"LORATIONS grass in 1912. i
EXLA_ N It is the aim of the parley to stand- But in most of the countries attend-v
ardize the administration of radio ing the conference all wireless con-I
MOUNTANRANuE FOUND cmdiati mnst ration adiu cerns are either actually operated by
communications, tbe iternational s- the governments or are subject tol
Putnam Expedition Discovers Traces ommiictinterational wirelssa strict governmental control. The nat-v
Of Ancient Inhabitants Of Baffin shore stations, both by radio tele- Uraltendency in their case is towards o
Bay Country graphy and telephony. Attempts will inclusion the proposed convention
of lauesdeangwith economic and
Prof. L. M. Gould, who has been be made to allocate frequencies, keep- technical principles and methods ofv
ing in mind the increased use of wire- operation. In such a field under the
with the, Putnam Baffin Bay expedi- less for international communications oeain nsc il ne h
tion tohthe Arctic, will ,return to Ann since 1912. American prinieple of allowing a
Arbor at the end of this week, accord- The discussions will cover all radio maximum of competition and becauseo
ing to a telegram sent to Prof. E. C. services including commercial, press, of constitutional restrictions againsto
Case yesterday. Prpfesosr ,Gould has interference in private institutions,!
spent the entire summer with the ex- governmental, amateur, experimental, the American government is power-
pedition. He acted as chief geograph- tress. less to terfere.
er and assistant director of the party Attempts will be made, by some Eu- The principal struggle of the con-
which set out to explore Baffin island ropean powers at least, to combine ference is therefore seen, by experts
which has not been visited by a white the international Radiotelegraphic here, as likely to center about the in-
man since 1731 when Luke Foxe made convention with the existing Interna- clusion in the convention of clauses
the original explorations. I tional Telegraphic convention, to affecting the technical running of the
The geographical unit has taken which, however, the United States is radio concerns.
5,000 square miles off the map of the not a member, with a view to co-ord- The American delegation proposes
west coast of Baffin island, according inaiing all international communica- that the countries participating con-
to reports. The entire map of North tion. elude a convention binding upon the
America has been changed by the ex- In the course of the conference, governments themselves merely in
plorations and, a new range of mofln- which will last until about November matters relating to national policies.
tains has been discovered. 17, the greatest difficulties forseen Representatives of the various inter-
The party, ender the direction of ara those relating to the method of national radio companies reach
George Palmer Putnam, publisher' ? approach of the various problems con- among themselves an understanding
ild from 'New York early, in June fronting delegates and to the organ- regarding the actual management of
aboard the Morrissey, captained by ization of the conference itself. , international radio communications.
Robert E. Bartlett of Arctic fame. Col- The United Sta; es is spokesman for Under such a system, the Americans
lections of the flora and fauna of Baf- a group of nations expected to be hold, it would be easier for the radio
fin island were gathered while in the greatly in the minority, which desires industry to keep abreast of improve-
north and a study a1 the life and col- to limit the scope of the convention ments without being hampered by an
ture of the inhabitants of the' region strictly to subjects "which concern international treaty. difficult to alter.
were made. Aucient houses of a hith- sovereign governments as govern- Reallocation of votes in the conven-
erto unknown people, called the Tun- ments, and not as communicating tion may also furnish lively debates.
nic, were excavated and many van- agencies, and which are therefore At London in 1912 the rule was estab-
able specimens were found. These suitl'able for inclusion in a formal lished th t countries would have, in
people lived in the Arctic before the covenant between sovereign states. addition to an initial vote, as many
Professor Gould is on his way to
Ann Arbor by way of New York, ac-
cording to the telegram received. Ie
hopes to arrive here by they end of
ELEGATES FRO FIFTY RADIO home delegation, is expected to be
!N WIRELESS AFFAIRS AT W ASHINGTON elected chairman of the conference.
Other American delegates are Stephen
others as were the colonies or plOSes- I ly hus pit i a claim for two more B. Davis of the National Utilities as-
sions they controlled, with a 'axi- vot('s for the colonies of Tripolitania;as-
mum of six votes for any one nat ion. and Cyrenaica which she acquired and Smith of South Carolina; Repre-
Accordingly the United Stat es, Great since 1912. sentative White of Maine; Rear Ad-
Britain, France and Germany were al- The Irish Free State has been in. miral W. H. G. Bullard, Chairman of
lowed six votes (':Oc. Jl51a)an obtained vited to the conference and is also the federal radio commission; and
two votes and Italy three. understood to demand a vote. The , William R. Castle, Jr., Assistant See-
The world war and subsfouent up- other British dominions have votes in- retary of State. Many experts from
heavals have re-arranged the world eluded in the British six and the ques- the army, navy and commerce depart-
in such a fashion that the London tion facing the conference is whethermrnts will be at hand to advise on
voting strengths will have to be at to allow the Irish application and
least partially rearranged. Germany thereby constitute a possible Biitish technical matters.
lost all her possessions, therefore aj- block of seven votes. It has been sug- The American indepenrtent radio
parently is entitled now only to one gested that Great Britain relinquish concerns which so far have expressed
vote. She claims this classification is Ithe vote for India and substitute that their intention of sending representa-
obviously unfair since her worl im- of the Irish Free State. tives to the conference include the All
portance warrants great(r voting The Russian votes will be absent America Cables; the American Radio
strength than Portugal, for instane., owing to the fact that the Soviet
which has two votes or Albania. with Union was not .invited to participate Relay league; the American Railway
one vote. in the conference because its govern- association; the American Telephone
Japan asserts that she became rec- nm'ent has not been recognized by and Telegraph company; and the
ognized during and after the war as Washington. For the same reasons Chamber of (ommerce of the United
one of the great world powers and is Ecuador will not be present. States.
reported as (iemamlng six votes. Seeretary Hoover of the Commerce Among representatives of foreig'
Illinois Will Unveil
Statue By Graduate
ILLINOIS. - An undergraduate
dream of America's foremost sculptor
will soon be realized " when Lorado
Taft's bronze group "Alma Mater" is
unveiled on the university campus.
The ideal of his alma mater, the Uni-
versity of Illinois, ad represented by
a group of classic figures, was first
conceived by Taft 40 years ago, on
his graduation from the University.
It was not until 1922 that Taft crysta-
lized his idea in clay.
The groupthat was placed before
the students and alumni at Com-
mencement consisted of three figures.
The central 'typefying Alma Mater is
of a woman clad in collegiate robes
and wearing the bay leaf crown of
achievement on her head. Behind this
figure is a chair and on either side
are male figures emblematic of La-
bor and Learning-clasping hands. So
pleased were the students and alumni
with Mr. Taft's work that prepara-
tions were made immediately for the
raising of funds to recast the group
in bronze. This has been carried out
and the mounting of the statuary is
near at hand.
DIES IN SWEDEN
Dr. Svente Arrhenius, professor of
chemistry in the Stockholm university
and winner of the Nobel prize for
chemistry in 1903, died in Stockholm
Saturday. He was 63 years old. Arr-
henius first formulated the law of
electrolytic associations of salts in
He was an author of text books on
electro-chemistry and is well known
in American scientific circles. He
has a son who also has gained a repu-
tation in chemistry. In addition to
being a chemist Arrhenius was an au-
thority on astronomy.
ries of the golden
days that vanish
painted by us
NOW ... Will
link Today with
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