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VOL. XXXVIII, No. 49. ANN ARBOR, MIChIGAN, TUSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1927

EIGHT PAGES

PRESIDENT OF NATION
AWARDS ACHIEVEMENT
MEDAL TOLINDBERGiH
PAYS HIGH TRIBUTE TO FLIER
BOTH AS AVIATOR AND
AS CITIZEN
DID NOT CAPITALISE FAME
President Coolidge Awards Hubbard
Medial To Lindbergh On Behalf
Of Geographic Society
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.-AwardingI
the Hubbard medal for conspicuous
achievement to Col. Charles A. Lind-
bergh on behalf of the National Geo-
graphic society, President Coolidge to-
night paid another high tribute to the

OFFICIALS REFUTE
HIS DENUNCIATION

MYSTERlY MAN MAKESIS PRINCIPAL IN
APPEARANCE IN TiALI JURY PROBE
OF OIL CONSPIRATORSN

PLACE MINNESOTA
TICKETS IN MAIL

Iis

CLOSETED WITH GOVERNMENT
COUNSEL OVER AN HOUR
BEFORE LEAVING

INTRODUCED BY M'MULLIN
Observers Con inced Trat Testinony
Will Be inportitnt Proof For
Anti-Burns Evidence
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.-Another
man of mystery appeared suddenly to-
day in the picture of the Fall-Sinclair
oil conspiracy jury scandal.
He was introduced by William J.
McMullin, government i n f o r m e rI

fl ierbothasantavaitor and aman.tagainst William J. Burns and his d-
Lindy's flight from New York toi tectives who shadowed the FallSn
Paris stirred the heart of the people, clair trial jury, but his identity as well
the President said, but it was the iParker Gilbert. as his connection with the case was
flier's unselfish dedication of himself I Agent general of reparations from carefully guarded by the federal at-
to the advancement of aaviation that Germany, appointed from the United torneys.
displayed his clear conception of pub- States, whose recent charges of ex- The stranger came here from,Phila-
lic service. travagance against the German gov- delphia with McMullin in the latter's
"He determined to capitalize his ernment met a flat denial from official automobile; was closeted with gov-
fame not for selfish aggrandizement, sources of that nation. ernment counsel for nearly an hour
but the promotion of the art he loved," and then left the District of Columbia
Mr. Coolidge said. "He was unmoved Supreme court with a government
by the many opportunities for Private GLEE CLUB #LI agen t under strict injunction not to
gain." talk. He probably will go before the
The President declared that as the{ grand jury tomorrow.
result of Lindbergh's flight across the The secrecy which the government
Atlantic and his subsequent trip to lH EC INIICONCRTf drew about the new witness convinced
every state in the Union, an activity in observers that his testimony is, re-
aviation for 1928 "far beyond any garded as of high importance in cor-
dream of six months ago" is indicated. 1ill Give Visitors At Football Game roborating if not extending that al-
The text of the President's presenta- A Chance to Hear Club And To ready given by McMullin against
ition address follows: Fill Time Until Dances A Burns, his son, W. Sherman Burns and
Address Given the Burns operatives.
Fellow scountrymen: I TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY Session Is Brief
"Transportation and communication Opening the third week of its in-
are essential to civilization. Within Tickets for the Glee Club's Home- quiry, the grand jury was in session
the year an encouragement has been coming concert, next Saturday night, only a brief time today and heard
given to their development that has are to be placed on sale this morning only two witnesses, William J. Burns
few parallels in history. The princi- r and his sons, W. Sherman and W. Ray-
ples of aviation were demonstrated at Wahr's book store, at the main mond, appeared at the court house and
firstt by Americans at the turn of ,the desk in the Union lobby, at the Uni- finally obtained permission to go be-
last century. In the intervening years versity and Ann Arbor high schools, fore the grand jury tomorrow under
their science progressed, both here and by the various members of the certain stipulations as to their testi-
and abroad. Important flights were club itself. mony.
made. This is the first of two home con- These stipulations were not made
"It remained for one of our own certs which the club will give this public, but governmerft counsel said
citizens in May, 1927; to arouse uni- year, the second coming in the spring. that the elder Burns w&od not be per-
versal interest in the practical possi- The object of this concert is to per- mitted to make any "stuffp speeches,"
bilities of travel through the-air. HisfI itthose who mill be he .ins. tlae s tice himself to testimony
flight, alone and unaided, from New afternoon for the Michigan-Minnesota; pertinent to the investigation.
York to Paris thrilled the world. football game to hear the Glee club Burns urged that he be permitted
"It appealed to the imagination of in a full program. According to the to go before the inquisitorial body to
humanity. How the hero of this ex- managers of the club, it is also being present his answer to McMullin's
ploit was revealed, not as a reckless given so that the students who are charge that reports as to activities of
adventurer, but as an able, sober- entertaining guests here for the week the oil jurors and a government em-
minded, modest young man of high end will have somewhere to take ployee were fabricated with 'the idea
and unselfish purpose has now passed them between game time and the of using 'them as a basis for asking
Inito history. What he did to strength- dances at night, according to officers for a mistrial in the Teapot Dome
en cordial relation:" between our peo- of the club. case should the defense find such a
ple and Europe is well known. The The full strength of 50 men will course necessary.
wonderful and sincere welcome he re- sing for the concert and several spe- Neil Burkinshaw, assistant district
ceived abroad, the acclaim that greet- cialties have been planned. Among attorney in charge of the investiga-
ed him at home, are s'till fresh in the them will be one which made a con- tion, at first declined to accede to the
public mind. siderable impression at the recent Burns' request, but after three detec-
"But that was not all. With a clear Mount Clemens concert: a piano and tives had conferred with District At-
conception of public service, he deter- banjo duo of Anderson and McGuire. torney Gordon and Burkinshaw it was
mined to capitalize his fame, not for The regular quartet will give several agreed that they could appear tomor-
selfish aggrandizement but for the selections in addition to the whole row in the grand jury room.
promotion of the art he loved. He club's entertainment. Burns 19 Reticent
was unmoved by many opportunities The concert will begin at 7:30, in? The attitude of William J. Burns
for private gain. The flight to Europe Hill auditorium Saturday night, the was in sharp contrast with' that of a
was spectacular. It stirred the hearts doors opening at 7 o'clock. The tick- week ago when he first appeared here
of the people; but foremost in his ets for the entertainment are 50 cents to stestify before the grand jury. A
'mind was the permanent good that apiece and are not reserved. week ago the internationally known
might come from having directed the detective talked freely with the news-
thought of human flight.W DIRECTORY WORK papermen and set up a backfire aginst
Lauds Lindbergh the government with a charge that a?
'"This courageous, clear-headed, IS NEARL Y DONE federal employee had made contact
sure-handed youth, whose character with one of the jurors.
his withstood the glare of publicity Work on the directory of Angell Today Burns' manner was subdued
and the acid test of hero-worshipping Hall is progressing rapidly, according and he appeared rather nervous. He
adulation, became an apostle of aero- to an announcement from the office of talked very little with the correspon-
nautics. He dedicated himself to ad- I the dean of the College of Literature, dents who -crowded about him before
vancing the 'science and practice of I Science and the Arts. With the ar- and after his conference with the'
aviation. rival o new materials, the persons prosecuting officers. Before he left
"Taking little time to recover from having charge of the work will have it the court house he gave instructions
the strain of his experiences, he start- completed in but a short time. that all of his men were to meet him
ed on a missionary tour of over 22,000 The directory, when completed, will outside. He called especially for
niles. Flying in his 'Spirit of St. have the names of all the faculty men Charles G. Ruddy, of Philadelphia,
Louis,' the 'Spirit of America' visited who have offices in the building, who was in charge of the jury shadow-
82 cities in our 48 states. Only once alone with the location of these of- ing operations.
did he fail to arrive on scheduled time, fices. It is hoped by those who have There also was a change in the at-
establishing a record for reliability. th2 plan in hand that it will faciliate titude of the operatives themselves.
He spoke not of himself, but of air- the location of the faculty men and Heretofore they had mingled freely
ways and airports in 147 speeches and that it will in general be of great aid and talked much with the correspond-
192 messages dropped from the clouds. to the students, the faculty, and oth- ents, but today they kept themselves
Because of what he has said and done, ers who must use the building. in one part of the corridor.

Harry F. Sinclair.I
Whose trial for conspiracy to de-
fraud the government in connection;
with the Teapot dome oil leases has
been overshadowed by the present
sensational disclosures regarding the
efforts of private detectives to tamper
with the jury.
The trial of Sinclair and Fall has
been dropped while the grand jury in-
vestigates the charges against the,
detectives.
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CLI1NICS TO BE GIVEN
FOR, VISITING DCTR
Mielheigan Physicians Will Be Guests
Of Medical Department Of
University here
TO EMBRACE ALL SURGERY
Members of the Michigan State
Medical, society will be guests at a
two day clinic to be given Friday and
Saturday by the department of post
graduate medicine of the Medical,
School, acording to announcements
given out by Dr. J. D. Bruce, director
of internal medicine at the University,
hospital and head of the post gradu-
ate medicine department at present.
Dr. Bruce said that from 10 to
12 o'clock Friday morning, ten sur-
gical clinics will be given simultan-
eously, covering practically all the
different fields of surgery. Demon-
strations will be given in the labora-
tory of metabolism, in cardiology, and
in the X-ray department, all at the
University hospital. Also on Friday!
morning there will be a clinic given
at the Simpson Memorial institute on,
the more recent methods of treat-
ment of anemias.
Friday afternoon, medical and sur--
gical clinics will be given in the Uni-
versity hospital amphitheatre from 2
to 5 o'clock. At 6:30 Friday night
there will be a dinner given for the
visiting doctors at the Michigan Un-
ion, at which Prof. W. D. Henderson,(
nof the University extension depart-
;ment, will preside.
Saturday morning at 10 o'clock!
there will be a clinic on the surgical
diseases of the stomach in the hos-
pital amphitheatre. This clinic will
be given by Dr. Donald C. Balfour, of
the Mayo clinic at Rochester, Min-1
nesota.
Dr. Bruce explained that the de- j
partment of post graduate medicine of
the Medical School was recently au-1
thorized by the board of Regents and
is still in the process of organization.
NO TED HISTORIAN'
WILL TALK HERE
Dr. Dixon Ryan Fox, professor of
A merican history at Columbia uni-:

All student tickets for the Mine-
sota game next Saturday have been
placed in the mails, according to
Harry A. Tillotson, business manager
of the Athletic association. The
tickets should be received by Thurs-
day of this week.
Residents are again urged to answer
the doorbell as quickly as possible,
since the time necessary to sign the
registered letters will delay the mails
considerably.
FRATERNITY COUNCIL
DELAYSAUTO ACTION(
Will Of General Body Seems To Desire
That Auto Resolution Be Put
In More Formal Form
TO HOLD SPECIAL SESSION
Action on the Interfraternity coun-
cil's protest against the automobile
ban was held over from the meeting
yesterday to a special session to be
held a week from today.
The draft of the resolution prepar-
ed by a special committee was pre-
sented at yesterday's meeting of the
council, but the general will of the
body seemed to be that the resolution
should be put in a more formal form.
Other problems which will be pre-
sented at this special meeting on Nov.
22, were mentioned by Wayne Schroe-
der, '28, president of the council. The
long deferred question of delayed
rushing and pledging is being brought
to a crux by the action of University
authorities in the cases of the fresh-
men who were absent from some of
the Freshman week sessions. Several
of these absentees said they were de-
tained at fraternities, and it seems
probable that if the Interfraternity
l council does not take action, the Uni-
versity authorities will.
"I feel that if we could cooperate
with the University' in this matter it
would be a great thing," Schroeder
Said. "The long delays and postpone-
ments in this problem have brought
a great deal of criticism and ridicule
upon the Interfraternity council.
At the special meeting the question
of sending a delegate or delegates to
the National Interfraternity confer-
ence, to be held in New York Nov.
25 and 26, will also be decided upon. 1
The treasurer's report showed that
all but six fraternities had paid their
dues. A vote of the council decided
to extend the time for the payment of
dues until the next meeting. After this
all fraternities whose dues are not in
will become liable to expulsion. The
report showed a fund in the treasury
of $396.04.
SYDNEY LECTURERI
WILL SPEAK HERE
"The Australian Labor Theory of
Democratic Government," is the sub-
ject of the lecture to be given by Prof.
G. V. Portus, lecturer in economic
history at the University of Sydney,
at 4:15 o'clock Friday afternoon, Nov.
18, in Natural Science auditorium.
Professor Portus is an authority in
his field, having made a special study
of the political and economic aspects
of the Australian labor movement. He
Shas also lectured widely in this coun-
Iy on that subject. In this lecture he
will discuss the nature and operation
of some of the extra-Parliamentary
methods of governmental control
which have been developed in Austral-
ia in the past few years.
During July and August, Professor
Portus was associated with Prof.
Herbert Heaton in the direction of a
round table at the Institute of Poli-
tics at Williamston on "Present Prob-
lems of the British Commonwealth of
Nations." He is known as an inter-
esting speaker.
SHANGHAI-The fourth regiment of

the United States marines celebratedj
the 152 anniversary of the founding
of the marine corps here recently.

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GAS TANK EXPLOSION LEAVES
TOLL Of DEATH AND DISASTERwo

N NORTH PART OF PITTSBURGH

HOSPITALS JAMMED AS POLICE AND
FIREMEN SEARCH STRICKEN
DISTRICT FOR DEAD
(By Associated Press)
BULLETIN.
PI'ITSBIURGIH, Nov. i.-Rescue workers, using dyna-
mite in an effort to penetrate wreckage in the north side district,
devastated by a gas tank explosion, tonight located the bodies of
eight additional victims behind a boiler in the tottering plant of
the Pittsburgh Clay Pot company. This brought the known
list of dead to 27.
Several sticks of dynamite were placed near the boiler and
discharged. The rescuer who set off the charge was behind the
discharged debris and reported the bodies of a half-dozen men
huddled together.
Fire department off:cials said the structure might collapse
at any minute and they ordered the rescuers back. It is be-
lieved that no effort to bring the bodies out would be made until

morning.
SAYS HISTORIANS WERE
BHRID WITH BANQUET
3eAndrew Trial Goes Merrily Onward
With llier As Star Witness
For Prosecution
FIND PARLIAMENT RECORDS
(By Associated Press)
CHICAGO, Nov. 14--That institu-
tion of persuasion and good will-the
banquet-was employed by the Brit-
ish government to influence 100
history professors to deal generously
with the Island empire in depicting
Anglo-American relations, the Wil-
liam McAndrew school trial recorded
today.
In making that event a part of the
prosecution of McAndrew, superin-
tendent of schools, who is charged
with insubordination,, the minutes of
the British parliament were quoted.
Charles Grant Miller, president ofj
the Patriotic League for the Preser-I
vation of American History, designat-
ed the star witness against the sus-
pended school head was the only wit-
ness.
He substantiated the claim of John
J. Gorman, former congressman, that
English propaganda had entered the
Chicago school rooms through the
employed history classes. German
was then employed by Mayor William
Hale Thompson to ascertain if An-
glican influence existed in the schools.
The mayor claimedait was,and that
McAndrew was a party to its admit-i
tance.
The London Gastronomic subsidy
was issued in 1921 at the Savoy ho-
tel, and among those who dined were
Prof. Andrew C. McLaughlin, head
of the American history department,
University of Chicago; Prof. Carlton
Hayes, Columbia University; Prof.
David S'aville Muzzey, of Harvard;
and Prof. Willis M. West, of thevUrni-
versity of Minnesota, Miller said.
These four, he added are authors of
histories used in Chicago.
DIRECTOR SPEAKS
TO JOURNAL CLUB
Dr. Cyrus Sturgis, director of the
Simpson Memorial institute, spoke4
yesterday noon at the meeting of the
Journal club at the University hos-
pital.
The subject of Dr. Sturgis' speech
was "The Bone Marrow in Permicious
Anemia." Dr. G. A. Sherman, of the
University hospital staff and instruc-
tor of internal medicine, followed Dr.
Sturgis and spoke on "Some RecentI
Advances in the Study of Tubercu-
losis."

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 14-An entire
section of north side Pittsburgh lay
in ruins tonight and the bodies of 21
persons lay in the city morgue, mute
evidence of the most disastrous ex-
plosion in the city's history. Death
and devastation swept the old Man-
chester district when a mammoth
storage gas tank exploded.
Tonight as hundreds of victims of
the disaster nursed their injuries in
hospitals and in other havens of re-
fuge supplied by relief agencies, fire-
men, policemen and volu'nteers con-
tinued the work of explor~ng the
wrecked district in the belief that
other bodies would be found in the
mass of twisted debris.
As nightfall descended upon the
stricken region, rescue workers erect-
ed emergency lights at vantage
points. Many of the debris choked
streets and tumble-down buildings
resisted the efforts of firemen and
they resorted to dynamite in an effort
to move masses of wreckage. Police
iredoubled their vigilance and kept
constant watch to prevent looting.
I Blast is Sudden^
The quiet of a November morning
was shattered throughout the Pitts-
burgh district by the tremendous
blast. For a moment the city held
its breath as buildings rocked and
windows crashed. At first it seemed
as if an earthquake had gripped the
city. Telephone lines were broken and
the fire alarm system was crippled.
The city stood still waiting and won-
dering what was next to come.
Then a fire alarm in the downtown
district on the Allegheny river front
sounded, to be followed a minute lat-
or by a general alarm. With the first
shock, firemen started the motors of
their apparatus, and, as a gong
sounded, they rushed forth. The city
soon realized that there was a dis-
aster at hand. Automobiles, trucks,
taxicabs, ambulances and all availa-
ble motor cars, soon were rushing
through the downtown district, bear-
ing the injured to hospitals.
When the firemen reached the scene
they were halted by the appalling
sight. Streets had been heaved into
the air breaking water mains and
sewers,, flooding the entiredistrict.
Homes, factories, warehouses, and in-
dustrial plants lay in ruins. Men, wo-
men and children, many with blood
streaming from face cuts and other
injuries, ran screaming through the
streets as if mad.
Canse Soon Apparent
The cause of the disaster was soon
apparent, for, inthe nidstof -tho
ruins, lay a twisted mass of steel,
some of the supports of the giant
gas tank, said to be the largest nat-
ural gas reservoir in the world.
Thirteen men went to the work of
repairing the tank at 8 o'clock in the
morning. 43 minutes later, as the
workmen handled their torches on
the steel framework, the shock came.
Eye-witnesses said that the tank, with
a capacity of some 5,000,000 cubic
feet, shot into the air like a balloon.
a ball of fire traveled higher than
the tip of Mount Washington, across
the Ohio river from the scene. Se-
tions of the steel frameworl went
up hundreds of feet, to crash in the
;descent through the roofs of houses
and buildings and in the street.
Within a brief period of time all
north side hospitals were jammed to
capacity. Nearly every doctor in the
city, as well as nurses, responded to
the call for help. Some of the in-
jured were treated on hospital steps
for the corridors and every available
inch of space within, was occupied.
Panic-stricken men and women for-
got their injuries in their efforts to
locate loved ones, and several hours
after the blast occurred, mothers and

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we are told that aeronautic plans for ONnvriy e orwl eie w
1928 indicate an activity far beyondIGILKEY TALKS ON 'REFINING RELIGION' ectr swwee in aturalciernc
any dream of six months ago., T O EN N O VO A I N S RV C S adioim!Tefrt "Refuse Ideas
"Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, it _AT OPENING CONVOCAT ION SERVICE anditor ium. Thes w e gen 1a
has been the privilege to do as much ia~hi ipsl"wl egvna
for a cause in so short a period of Addressing a capacity crowd in Hill way, sometimes with fanaticism and 4:15 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon
time. You have richly merited the Auditorium last Sunday at the first tsuperstcombnedli it ondeed isn pur- saksthesecoughtsC ElturoeanSKna-
many honors already bestowed. To- of this year's student convocations, ities that we humans are plausibly diers in America, 1776-1783," at 4:15
-night I have the utmost gratification he Rev. Charles W. Gilkey, D.D., tempted to do with out the steel, with- o'clock Thursday.
in awarding you this further recogni- pastor of Hyde Park Baptist church, out the strength that religion can af- Dr. Fox is an historical expert of
ion of achievement, the Hubbard preached a sermon on the topic, "Re- ford. national reputation, and has been as-
mhedal of the National Geographic fining Religion." Turning to the "The secret of reconciling our de- (sociate professor of American history{
society modern conflict between religion and sire for religion with saintly but un- at Columbia since 1922. Previously he
science for the analogies on which he congenial personalities is to extract had served as a member of the re-
DAILY RATES ADVANCE Ilbased his address, Dr. Gilkey com- and discard those traits which we search association of the Carnegie in-_
TOMORROW s pared the derivation of strength and cannot copy, and derive their spirit stitution, and was also for some time
i support from religion to the scien- and attitude toward life. oi tbe editorial board which produced,
Unpaid subscriptions to The tific extraction of steel from ore, and "When we moderns with our twen- the Yale historical moving pictures,
SMichigan Daily must be paid to- the derivation of vital power and en- tieth century superiority complexes "Chronicles of America."
iday to come under the regular ergy from religion to the refinement are tempted to sniff at the institu- Professor Fox is the author of num-
rate of $4.00. Tomorrow the I of gasoline from crude petroleum. tions of the Middle Ages, thanking God erous historical works, including
ra$ . T r T "Religion in human experience like that we are not like our ancestors, we among them "The Decline of Aristo-

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WHITNEY ANNOUNCES BUILDING PLANS
FOR HOUSING NEW EDUCATIONAL UNIT

First drafts for the building which
will house the new unit of the School
of Education have been practically
completed by Malcomson and Higgin-
botham, Detroit firm, appointed by the
Regents as architects for the building.
It is expected by Allan S. Whitney,
dean of the School of Education, that
the plans will be completed this June,
construction work begun this Septem-
ber, and that the finished structure
will be ready for use a year from Sep-
tember. The site chosen for the build-
ing is just south of the University
high school, along Monroe street be-
tween Haven and East University ave-
nue. Work of clearing the condemned

school is essentially a demonstration
school, where prospective teachers can
observe expert instruction, the new
secondary school will have as its ob-I
ject the discovery of "new ways and
means of educating children." It will
be divided into a pre-school unit for
children from one and a half years of!
age to -the first-grade age, and a reg-
ular grade-school unit compassing the
grades from one to six, after the com-
pletion of which the children can beI
graduated into the junior high school
which is at present in operation.
"Public schools," said .Dean Whit-
ney, "cannot do much experimenting
except in a general way; we are cre-I
ating a school which we can surround

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