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VOL. XXXVIII, No. 50.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1927 EIGHT PAGES

SECOND LECTURER OF
SERIES SPEAKS FRIDAY
ON PALESTINE[ EVENTS
HARRY A. FRANCK WILL TELL OF
CHANGIN CONDITIONS
IN HOLY LAND
IS 'PRiNCE OF VAGABONDS'
Ias Traveled All Over World Alone
And Written Twelve Books
., On His Journeys
Harry A. Franck, '03, spoken of as
"The Prince of Vagabonds," as a re-
sult of his extensive tours troughout
the world, will be the second speaker
on the Oratorical lecture series course
for 1927-28 when he appears in Hill
auditorium here Friday night.
Mr. Franck returned in August
from Palestine where he made a study
tf changing conditions and has chosen
as the subject of his address, "What's
Happening in Palestine." This lec-
turei t is said, will include much of
the material which will appear in his
next story of world travel soon to he
published as his thirteenth book.
Born In Micigan
Mr. Franck is himself a native of
this state, being born in Munger, ayi
coun~y. The world traveler 'admitsI
now that he remembers more of the
personality of his teachers during the
days of his elementary education than
of any book of knowledge he acquir-
ed. Mr. Franck's father was a black-
smith in Munger, and according to
the son, was a firm believer in the
use of the rod which he administeredJ
frequently behind the blacksmith
shop. Early in his childhood, Mr.
Franck moved with his parents to
Milfor~d and later to Flint where he
completed his high school education.
Later he entered the University of
Michigan where his knowledge and
skill of manual labor aided him in
working his way through.
Mr. Franck has visited all of the
18 provinces of China, nearly alwaysI
alone and often on foot. He tells of,
the struggle that is going on in China
proper, of the civil wars now being
waged and of the the attempts of
both. Jqpan and Russia to win China's
friendship.
His first success as a lecturer and
as a writer was ml~ade with his "Vag-
abond Journey Around the World."I
Setting out without money, weapons,
or supplies,t with practically niothing
except what his schooling had given
him, Mr. Franck journeyed complete-
ly around the globe. On another oc-
casion he visited South America and
the Andes. Oni this trip* he traveled
alone, following the high plateaus of
the Andes between Panama andl
Buenos Aires, picking uip enroute as
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CENTER OF GREAT EXPLOSION IN PITTSBURGH

STUDENT PLACEDI
UNDER PROBATION
Hazen Streit, '291D, was placed on
prolbation at a meeting of the Uni-
versity discipline committee for vio-
lation of the ban on student automo-
biles, according to an announcement
made yesterday by Prof. Jesse Reeves,
secretary of the committee. Streit
was apprehended for driving an au-
tomobile without a permit. The ac-
tion has been pending for more than
a week.
Anethe same meeting of the Disci-
line committee Beecher Cary, '30E,
was found to 'nave defaced University
property and as a result has bcn or-
dered by the committee to pay the
cost of repairing the damage done.
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TWO MORE BODES RECOVERED AS SEARCH
CONTINUES THROUGHOUT NIGHT FOR VICTIMS
OF PITTSBURGH'S MOST DISASTROUS BLAST

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RECONSTRUCTION WORK AIDED
BY $100,000 EMERGENCY
FI N1) OF CITY

FIGURES SHOW D ORTANT
FACTS OF BIG EXPLOSION
(By Asociated Press)
Following are figures compiled
Tuesday night which summarize
rescue activities in the gas tank
explosion at Pittsburgh:
Bodies recovered Tuesday:
two.
Known dead: 23.
Believed injured: 500.
Property damage: estimated at
several millions.
Reported safe: 70 of 117 men
working in plant at time of ex-
plosion.
Wreckage work: Not expected
to be completed before 10 days.
E~mergency fund: $100,000
provided by city council.

LfIIUI U fMLUILU
PEP MEETING FRIDAY11
z i Program Includei Professor Reed
And Almn iiRepresentative', As y
Well As Varsity BandI
'YOST WILL ALSO SPEAK
J. Fred Lawton, '11, author of the
words of "Varsity," Michigan's march
Th:,...ing song, will speak at he pep meet
ing to be held Friday night before the
Minnesota game according to an an-
j nouncement made by officers of the
R -- --Student council yesterday afternoon.'
Shown above is a view of the w reckage of the mammoth tank of th e Reedsdale plant of the Equitable The coming of Lawton completes the
Gas company at Pittsburgh, Pa., cen ter of the explosion which destroye d the vat and spread death and listof speakers fReed of the political
destruction through the neighborhoo d. mscience department had previously
agreed to speak.
INVITA TIONS FOR The meeting will be held in the
Yost Field house Friday night with
TICET PPLCATONSNQUET' SENT TO GUl'y 'WILLrn NThiCmetgwllbhqdnte
B O UT A SEN T TAthe doors opening at 7:15. It will bej
1BALLSQUDCEthe third pep meeting of the year hel4
_______Uunder the auspices of the Student
More than 80 invitations have been Council, and besides the faculty and
I General Sale Of Opera Tickets Will sent out to members of the football staff and a will give
Begir Nov. 28, To Be Followed squad and coaches to attend the an- Shaw's "Arms And Tiie Man," will short talks. The Varsity cheerleaders
By Sale For Women nual football banquet to be held on pen will be present and it is expected that
STuesday night, Nov. 22, it was an- Reportory Company student tension will be at a high
nounced yesterday by Milton Me- pitch the night before the game. The
--i-o f tCreey, chairman 'of the reception FINE CAST TO GIVE PLAY contest itself will be crucial for both
Appcations for tickets to the Ann eteams, since by winning it Minnesota
Arbor performances of the 22nd an- Up to last year the banquet was Presenting George Barnard Shaw's can be assured of the Conference
nual UTnion opera, "The Same To a regular affair each year but due "Arms and the Man," in their initial tory herself Michigan will got tvic
You," are now being placed in the to complications it was not held in performance, the Theatre Reportory possible tie for first place.
mails at stated intervals. Those for isTbeing resumed., company of the New York Theatre Besides the speakers, and cheerlead-
the cast, chorus, committees, ana Only one change has been made Guild will swing into the first of its ers, the Varsity band will attend the
-+ meeting and besides playing several
others directly connected with the in the plans announcedat a previous series of productions Thursday r/it selections will lead the crowd in sing-
opera were placed in the mails on date. Harvey Woodruff, sports writ- at the Whitney Theatre, ing.s
in mil n er of the Ciaging.e il o
Monday.Chicago Tribune will not Following the showing of "Arms The meeting is being held in the
Mondas rbe able to attend and speak at the and the Man,' the company will offer i
' Ths mrnig, he apliatins or Field house because of the fact that
g,banquet as had been planned. Prof. two performances Thanksgiving day, the Oratorical series lecture in Hill
all of the fully-paid life members, are Arthur S. Aiton, of the history de- Nov. 24. In the mpatinee the popular auditorium the same night precludes
to be mailed. This includes the alum- partment will serve as toastmaster at comedy, "M\r. Pim Passes By," by A. the possibility of holding the pep
ni and those in school who have paid the banquet and the program of A. Milne, will be given, and "Tle gathering there.
$50 for their membership. speakers is as follows: President Guardsman," by Franz Molnar, will Coach Fielding H. Yost, who retired
On next Monday, Nov. 21, applica- Clarence Cook Little, Fielding H. constitute the eveyrng show. Return- from active work with the football
tions will be mailed to all participat- Yost, Coach Elton E. Wieman, and ing again on the night of Dec. 1, the team this year, will speak as represen-
ing life members of the Union. This Harry Bullion, sports writer of the cast will present Sidney Howard',- tative from the coaching staff.

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HISTORIAN WILL GIVE'
TWO LECTURES HERE
Dr. Dixon R. Fox, Nationally I flown
Historical Expert, Is Author And
Editor Of Many Books
FOX IS FAMOUS SCHOLAR
rDr. Dixon Ryan Fox, professor of
American history at Columbia iii- I
versity, will speak this afternoon at
4:15 o'clock in the Natural Scien<e
auditorium on the subject "Refuse
Ideas and Their Disposal." This is the
first of a Aeries of two lectures be-
ing given by Dr. Fox at the Univer-
sity. The second, "Culture in Knap-
sacks, the Thoughts of European Sol-
diers in American, 1776-1783," will be
given at 4:15 o'clock Thursday in the
Natural Science auditorium. y -
Dr. Fox, who is a nationally recog-,
nized historical expert, has been as-
sociate professor at Columbia since'
1922. He has also served as a member
of the editorial board in charge of
the Yale historical moving pictures,
"Chronicles of America," and as an
associate in the research association
of the Carnegie institution.
Dr. Fox is also the author of num-
erous historical works, including
among them "The Decline of Aristo-
cracy in the Politics of New York,"
and a new book but recently publish-
ed "Cabel Heathedte, Gentleman Col-
onist."
At the present time Professor Fox
is engaged in editing a new series of
books by various authors, dealing
with the social history of the United
States.s Two of the series are being
written by Dr. Fox.
Next month Dr. Fox expects to
leave for England where he will serve
as director of the American Universi-
ty union at London, a position for-
merly filled by Professor Robert M.
Wenley of this University.
According to Professor Ulrich B. j
Phillips of the history department.
Dr. Fox is a speaker who is renown-
ed for his humor as well as his schol-
arship.
STRIKERS RECEIVE
VIOLENT WARNINGt
(By Associated Press)
DENVER, Nov. 15.-Faced with a
warning that pickets would be met
by bullets on at least one mining prop-
erty, I.W.W. strikers in Colorado coal
fields tonight awaited the outcome of
an appeal for "all footloose rebels" in
the country to come to their aid.
After several days of intermitted
picketing activities at the Columbine
mine, the only coal property still op-
erating in the Colorado coal fields,
its owner informed W. H. Adams that
the pickets would be shot if they ap-
peared tomorrow. Mine guards are
on duty at the property.
Officers in charge of state police in

INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE
List Of Fatalities Expected To Rise
When Plate Glass Co. Site
Is Cleared Away
(By Associated Press)
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 15-nder the
glare of powerful flood lights, the
monotonous search for additional
victims of yesterday's gas tank ex-
plosion went forward tonight in the
ruins of the devastated lower north
sidle histrict.
Although hundreds of workmen
cleaned up the tons of debris during
the lay, only two more bodies were
recovered, making the known death
toll 23. All but three of these have
been identified.-
D)eath Toll May Mount
Rescue workers, generally, however,
believed the fatalities wouldl mount
when the task of clearing away the
jumbled wreckage of the Pittsburgh
Plate Glass company had been cor-
pleted. Officials of that concern, one
of the chief sufferers In the blast that
killed more than a score,' injured 500
others and caused property damage
running into the millions, announced
late today that a revised checkup had
revealed that 32 of the 117 men at
work in the plant at the time of the
explosion, were missing. Six were
killed outright, a dozen or so aremin
the hospital, and some 70 reported
themselves safe. Plant officials point-
ed out, however, that some at least
of the 32 men listed as missing prob-
ably were safe but failed to report.
Checkups of employees at all other
factories ravaged by the explosion,
showed every man accounted for, so
that the wreckage of the plate glass
company holds the secret of to what
extent, if any, the (death toll will
mnou nt.
Rescue Work Progresses
Great progress was made in remov-
ing tangled ruins of the Clay Pot com-
pany, which was located immediately
adjoining the new Equitable Gas com-
pany tank which let go yesterday
morning, turning city blocks into
a shambles. Officials estimated, how-
ever, that it would be 10 days before
all the wreckage could be removed,
and probably as long before they
could say definitely how many of their
employees had perished.
The hazardous rescue task cost one
life today. Fran'k Kuetferle, a laborer,
was killed while moving some twisted
steel, when reinforcing steel fell upon
him. Two other workmen were in-
juredin other accidents.
Meanwhile residents of the desolat-
ed district surveyed the ruins with
a calmer eye than had been possible
yesterday, and began the work of re-
construction aided ly a.$100,000
emergency fund p'rovided by the city
council. A resolution was introduced
in the city council to use a part of the
emergency fund to provide material
andl workmen to repair the shattered
dwellings. Mayor Charles . Kline,
after an inspection of the district,
said at least 15 buildings would have,
to be torn down to prevent their top-
pling with the danger of additional
fatalities or injuries. Work of demoli-
tion was -begun late this afternoon.
Streets in the desolated area were
completely cleared of debris during
the day. Health conditions were re-
ported excellent.
Charitable Organizations Aid.
Little actual want wasereported for
charitable organizations, as well as
the city, had qui- 1v mobilized their
forces arnd hel the suffering to it
minimum. Relief organizations con-
tinued the work of feeding hundreds
made homeless by the blast, and pro-
(vided clothes for" those who needed
them.
SInvestigations seeking to discover
the cause of the blast were continued,

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reult io hiscworld-wide travelsa, r group includes nearly all of the men Detroit Free Press. In addition to
reult of hisorld-widebtravels, Mr.students now in school. It is said a4 these talks, Bennie Oosterban, '28, and
Franck has published 12 books on the this time that the largest use of ap- the captain elect for next year are
subject, with the thirteenth soon to plications is expected. The number of scheduled to give short talks.
be published. r tickets which any one member may Sid Bryant and his Union orchestra
Byrd Here Soon l apply for is unlimited. will furnish musical entertainment
- Appearing here as the third num- The general sale of the tickets for at the dinner. The banquet will start
ber on the Oratorical series, Com- all who have not sent in their appli- at 6:30 o'clock, and all members of
mander Richard E. Byrd will speak cations by that time or who have the Union and prominent citizens of
in Ann Arbor next Tuesday, Nov. 22, not had the sale open'd to them will the state are invited to attend. Letters
takingh as his subsect, "The Atlantic begin on Nov. 28 and continue the have been sent to the heads ot var-
next two days. This sale will take ious student groups about the campusj
mander Byrd's second appearanlce place in the mp n lobby of the Union, as well as to leading business men of
hre as he spoke on his North Pole The sale for the women of the Uni- Ann Arbor. The tickets for the affair
flight in Hill auditorium last year. versity will follow immediately after are priced at $1.25 and may be ob-
The fourth number of the present j this sale on Dec. 1, at the box office tamed at the main desk in the lobby,
series will also be given this month, in Hill auditorium. of the Union.-
when Dr. Will Durant, author of"The The rices for the seats are $3.00
story of Philosophy," will lecture in for the boxes and the -entire main ADELPHI FAVORS
Dr. Dudiorantubj ewiles "Isro- 30. floor, and $2.50, $2.00, and $1.50 for
r Durant subject will be "Is Pro- the various locations in the balcony. WVEEK-END DANCES
gresw a Delusion?" 'The applications for tickets for the
performances outside of Ann Arbor Adelphi House of Representatives
READ LOAN FUND will not be sent out until later in the went on record last night as condem-
PROIITS BY GIFT#fa ning the action of the Dean of Stu-
dents in prohibiting Saturday nightI
Annunemntwamdeeseray I -etf lfraternity dances because such action
Announnement was made yesterday USSCI ly "has not accomplished its purpose."
from the office of President Clarence Inj ATr ial The affirmative stand was taken by
Cook Little of the receipt of $2,000 'n f Wrew'S rla Representatives Russell Sanderson,
from Mrs. Mary E. Read to be added Fh'29, and Robert Gessner, '29; while
to the Jay J. Read loan fund for needy FO r Icago iM ayor representatives Richard Fuller, '28,;
students. The addition, like the origi- --- and Emery Nunneley, '30, argued for
nial fund, has no limiting stipulation (By Associated Press) the negative. Representative Lawrence
axcept that it be used for the aid of CHICAGO, Nov. 15.-Charles Russel, Hartwig, '31, acted as critic.
needy male students, and will be New York writer and several times a I The subject for next week's debate
added to the original sum at once. Socialist candidate for office, will aid was decided upon as dealing with the
The Jay J. Read fund has previously Mayor 'William iHale Thompson's anti- Philippine situation. In this debate
been of $3,000, and the addition brings I British campaign by testifying in the i members arguing in favor of Philip-I
the total available for use from this trial of William McAndrew tomorrow. I pine independence will both be form-
source to $5,000. The money is loaned McAndrew, suspended superintend- er residents of the Philippine Islands,I
under the jurisdiction of the Univer- ent of schools, is being tried by the while those arguing on the other side
sity, and the gift will be accepted by school board for insubordination. His will be Americans. Ali intere.sted
the Regents at their next meeting, ac- hearing has been a forum for the ex- are invited to attend.
:oreing to University officials. lish propaganda in American schools.
- - position of what the mayor calls Eng- UNION ENTERTAINS
BURSLEY IS BACK J. A. Spender, former editor of the CROWD 0 F 31,000
V ,,++~rr C Westminister Gazette, speaking be- 1 R W F 3 .0 0
AFTER SICKNESS fore the English-Speaking Union, ridi-
1culed the Thompson campaign. The l Results of the count of the num-
Joseph A. Bursley, dean of stu- union has been the object of some of I ber of people who entered the Union,
dents, is again able to be in his office, the mayor's most barbed utterances. 1 Saturday night after the football
following his recent illness. Dean ------- - -- game, show that the crowds totalled
Bursley has been forced to keep ir- QUEZON TO0 SPEAK more than 31,000.
'egular office hours for several days, I TOThe number of people who used the
md while he has not completely re- 1N CITY NOV. 2© various departments of the Union, ac-

ever welcome comedy, "The Silver
Cord.'
An except'onally fine number of
stage stars are included in the cast
of the guild's r 4d company, such as
George Gaul, Erskine Sanford, Flor-
ence Eldridge, Hortense Alden, Molly
Pearson, Dorothy Fletcher, and Fred-
erick March. h
In the play, "Arms and the Man,"
which is to be produced 'Thursday.
the leading roles of Raina and Capt.
Bluntschli will be carried by Flor-
ence Eldridge and George Gaul, re-'
spectively. The play itself is one of
Shaw's most popular. The scene is
laid in Bulgaria and the play itselt

ALPHA NU HEARS
O'NEILL'S VIEWS }
DURING BANQUET
Speaking at the Alpha Nu annual
initiation banquet at the Union last
night, Prof. James M. O'Neill, head of
the speech department, declared that
intercollegiate debating was the most'
valuable activity that a college could
offer. According to Professor O'Neill,
no other activity calls for men of
higher ability, and no activity can
benefit the student more.
As proof of this statement, Profes-

is an adaptation of Shaw's mockery sor O'Neill quoted statistics whicn he
of the heroism of soldiery, gathered while at the University of
Wisconsin. These showed that the
SIX REBELS DEAD men who had represented the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin in debating were!
FIGHTING MARINES leaders in most of the other campus
activities.
(By Associated Press) . Prof. .Gail E. Densmore spoke on
MANAGUA, . Nicaragua, Nov. 15.- the value of the knowledge of parlia-
Six rebels were killed and seven mentary procedure which the mem-
wounded when they made two attacks bers of the society gained. Carl G.
Sunday upon United States Marine Brandt emphasized the point that the
Corpos patrols near LaCruz in the de- men would benefit from the society inl
partment of Nueva Segovia, according proportion to the amount of work
to reports received here today. There that they put into it.
were no Marine casualties. The banquet was preceded by the
The patrols were on reconnoisance formal initiation of 28 new men, the
and combat duty. largest group of initiates ever taken
The Liberal general, Agusto Sand- into Alpha Nu. These men were rep-
ino, is reported to be sending out dis- resented on the banquet program by
tress calls for more men as the Jay Wabeke, '30L, who gave the re-
Marines are gradually dispersing andI sponse to the speech of welcome by
surrounding the rebel forces. Howard Simon, '30.
"VAGABONDING" ENTERS VOCABULARY
OF HARVARD UNDERGRADUATE BODY

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A new word has entered the educa- sideration of those who have decided
tional vocabulary of Harvard univer- to take up "Vagabonding" for the day.
sity, and that word is "Vagabonding." By taking advantage of this practice
According to the most recent reports two or three times a week many stu-
on the undergraduate vernacular, the dents are broadening their college
term has come into general use to courses considerably, according to of-i
describe the newly established prac- ficial Harvard opinion, and the faculty
tice of roving from class to class, ir- looks with tolerance and encourage-
respective of courses elected, in order ment on the practice. Since the Har-
to hear the various lecturers on the vard system requires a comprehensive
faculty. general examination before a degree'

the northern Colorado coal field sent but no findings were announced. Some
an appeal to the governor for 50' experts felt that the secret was known
more men to meet any contingency. only to the 13 workmen who were re-
The situation was ascribed as "acute" pairing the tank when it let go.
by William H. Young, a member of the All of these were believed to have
state industrial commission, been killed.
Demonstrations by pickets have con- -
tinued for several days at the Colum-
bine and several miners were stopped I ERING SECTION
today while on their way to work. The MISTAKE OCCURS
Columbine is owned by the Rocky
Mountain Fuel company. FOR THIRDTIME
YOUNG TO SPEAK Errors noted in the cheering sec-
tion arranged for past games have
AT CLUB MEETING occured again this week, according to
an announcement by the student
Prof. Leigh J. Young, former state council committee in charge of the
commissioner of conservation, will be cheering section.

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