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Vol. XXXVIII, No. 9.



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Historic Clippy Stadium, ill-starred and G. boys chose a battleship gray

All Electiops, As In The Past,
Be 1irected By Officers Of
The Student Council


Definite dates for, elections in all
classes of all schools and colleges
of the University were set last night-
by the Student council at its regularI
weekly meeting at the Union. The,
dates adopted are in every case the,
same as those recommended by EllisI
Merry, '28, chairman of the Council'
elections committee, and the policy
of holding the freshmen elections late
in the semester, after Thaiksgiving,
will again be carried out, with the,
first-year students balloting during
the week of Dec. 5.
The first elections of the semester
will be held on Oct. 4, when the sen-
iors of the Colleges of Engineering.
and Architecture and the senior den-
tal students will elect their officers.
The seniors of the Law School will
also choose their officers on this
date, which falls on Tuesday.,
The following day, on Oct. 5, the,
seniors of the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts will ballot, and
on Thursday, Oct. 6, the remaining
classes, including the business ad-
ministration seniors, seniors in the..
College of Pharmacy, and seniors of,
the School of Education will hold their
The first elections, in the junior
class will- be held a week later, on
Oct. 11, when the juniors of the Col-I
leges of Engineering and Architec-I
ture, and the juniors of the dental col-1
lege meet to choose their officers,
On the following day the juniors of
the literary college meet for their
elections, Oct. 12, and on Thursday,
Oct. 13, the pharmacy, education, and
business administration juniors will
meet for their balloting.
Scphomnores Follow Juniors
Sophomores of all schools and col-
leges meet the- following week to reg-
ister their choices, in the same order
as the upperclassmen, with the en-
gineering and architecture sopho-
mores holding their elections on Oct.
18, the same day as the sophomore
dental students, and the literary col-
lege sophomores meeting the follow-
ing day, Oct. 19 to register their
choices. The sophomores of the
School of Education and the College1
of Pharmacy will meet Thursday, Oct.
20. There are no sophomore class
elections in the School of Business
Administration, since the sophomoresj
of that college are included .wit~h theI

f and much maligned, made famous by
tear gas, roller skates, Toasted Rolls,
and the B. and G. boys, has ended its
strenuous days. Gone from the event-
ful diagonal, carved with initials and
hacked by souvenir hunters, it now
reporses on the lawn of the old Uni-
versity hospital-a refuge for the
lame, the halt, and the blind. How are
the mighty fallen!
Brief but eventful has been the
campus career of Clippy Stadium.
One day last fall two benches appear-
ed - encircling the fountain on the
northWest end of the diagonal. But
the harmonious California redwood
of which they were constructed proved
too tempting a practice ground for the
painting division of the utilitarian de-
partment of building and grounds, and
the unlucky benches, only a day old,
j received their first setback in a glar-
ing coat of white paint.
Campus comment immediately be-
came so rife that the necessity of
naming the benches appeared immi-
Ient. Toasted Rolls directed by Tim-
othy Hay undertoor a popular ballot
which hit upon the name Clippy Sta;
dium in memory of President Little's
late undemonstrative, curlyhaired
Heaped with snow, Clippy Stadium
passed an uneventful winter, but after
the spring thow the white/paint was
found to be hopelessly smudged and
soiled. Taught by experience, the B.

the Ann Arbor policemen. I PROFESSOR HERBERT SPEYE
When roller-skating seized the stu- IDISCUSSES ESSENTIAL
dent fancy Clippy Stadium again came DIFFERENCES
into prominence as a vantage point
from which to observe undergraduate IS INTRODUCED BY REE
skill on the eight-wheeled rollers.
And a few days later the summary re- Points Out That Presidential Form
moval of the traditipn-draped en- Simpler While Parliamentary
gineering benches confirmed the im- Is More Elastic.
mortality of the stadium. At night
the two battle scarred benches were A contrast of European system+
clandestinely conveyed to the opposite i
end of the diagonal to replace the ai
condemned seating facilities of the system of the United States was t



for their second coat. This warlike
color was well advised, for after a
raid on the Arcade the stadium be-
came the scene of a bloody tear gas
battle between the student body and



When last seen on the campus Clip-
py Stadium was filled with sufferers
from spring fever. Then it disapper-'
ed altogether, and only recently was
discovered on the hospital lawn-in-
viting the siestas of the lame, the
halt, and the blind. How are the
mighty fallen!
Inquiry Will Continue To Determine
Liability For Interview In
New York Times.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.-Rear Ad-"
miral T. T. Magruder's magazine
article criticising the conduct of the
navy now is a closed incident, so far
as Secretary Wilbur'is concerned, but
inquiry is going forward to determine'
whether the officer is liable to asny
penalties as a result of a subsequentl
interview printed in the New York-
Times. The Saturday Evening Post1
article episode was terminated at a
conference today, arranged at the tele-
phonic request of Admiral Magruder,I
kn which he expressed his regret to
Secretary Wilbur if the criticism had
cauged Mr. Wilbur any embarrass-
ment. He said he had no criticism of
any official of the department and had
written the article only with a view to
:isseminating useful information.
The conference hinged chiefly on an
interview with the admiral printed in

subject of yesterday afternoon's lee-
ture by Prof. Herbert Speyer of the
University of Brussels. Professor
Speyer was introduced by Prof.
Thomas H. Reed of the Political
sciekce department.
Professor Speyer began his talk
with an explanation of the chief dif-
I ferences and advantages of the Euro-
pean and American typesof represen-
tative government. According to Pro-
fessor Speyer, the chief differences
lie in the powers of the executive, and
also in the fact that the European
system is much the more elastic.
Praises Checks and Balances.
In discussing the relative advant-
ages, Mr. Speyer emphasized the factI
that the American system is the[
clearer and simpler of the two, and
that, in his opinion, a definite term of
office for the chief executive of a
nation was very desirable. He also
added the act that the system of
wchecks and balances, as in force in the
United States, is a wonderful piece of
political mechanism.
On the other hand, Professor Speyer
maintained that the European system
was more elastic and hence more
amiable to the will of the people. As
an illustration of this point, he spoke
;of the deadlock between Congress and
the late President Wilson during Mr.
Wilson's second administration. This,
according to Professor Speyer, would 4
be impossible under the European
parliamentary system.
In summing up this phase of his
lecture, Professor S'peyer remarked
that "Nations have the governments
they desire," and added that, in his
opinion, they usually ended up by hav-
ing the sort of government which was
most suited to their needs.
Defends Parliamentary Form.
From this point, Mr. Speyer went on,
to discuss the recent criticism of par-
liamentary government in Europe. Ac-

Baron Ago Von Maltzan
German ambassador to the United
States, who was killed in an airplane
crash while enroute from Berlin to
Munich. The pilot, Von Maltzan, and
three other passengers were killed.

Condemning the present complete ban on student automobiles as
"unduly restrictive and unjust to the great majority of students," the
Student council, at a meeting held last night at the Union, unanimously
adopted a resolution urging the modification of the present ban as soon
as pOSSible.
The Council, however, officially expressed the lope that the student
body give the University authorities full cooperation in th enforcement
of the present regulations as long as they exist. Both the resolution and
the accompanying statement were drawn up by a special committee ap-

pointed at the last meeting ot the
Council, and were signed by the mem-
bers of the committee and the presi-
gent of the Council.
The unanimous action} cane after
only a short discussion, during which
all of the opinions expressed were
favorable to the resolution. The opin-
ion prevailed among the members of

Legionnaires Enter City Amidst Varied
Demonstrations Showing Spirit
. Of Friendship For America
(By Associated Press)
.ROME, Sept. 28.-Rome extended,
ropen arms today to the 260 members
of the American Legion, headed by
National Com. Howard P.' Savage,
wh. made the pilgrimage to the
Eternal City. The celebration of the
Legionnaires visit took on various
forms, in which the friendship of Italy
for America was warmly demon-
First came a solemn ceremony at
the tomb of the Unknown Soldier,
to which the Legionnaires marched
through streets where the Stars and
Stripes and the Italian tricolor were
entwined. Detachments of infantry,
cavalry, artillery, the aviation corps,
and naval men, with lines of Fascist
militia in their black shirts, flanked
the Piazza Venezia where the tomb
The most picturesque reception of
the day was at St. Peter's where Pope

Question Of Unanimity In Asking
Court For Advisory Opinions Is
Last Problem Considered
(By Associated Press)
GENEVA, Sept. 28.-The Council of
the League of Nations finished its
labor this afternoon, and will not take
up again the various questions pend-
ing its session next December.
American failure to join the World
Court of International Justice, re-
cause of the impossibility of granting
the United States satisfaction on the'
question of advisory opinion by that
court, was suddenly made the subject
of discussion in the Council today.
The matter crept into the debate
on the G r e c o-German controversy
touching the payment for the battle
cruiser Falamis built for Greece by a
German ship yard, and transfornied


Whereas, The Student Council of
the University of Michigan be-
lieves the failure of the modified
automobile regulations of the
scholastic year 192E-'27 was due
to lack of responsible enforce-
ment officials, and
Whereas, the Council believes that-
the officials appointed for the
administration of the present
regulations comprise an efficient
enforcement agency, and
Whereas, 'The Council believes a
complete ban on automobiles to
be unduly restrictive anduiijust
to the great majority of students,
It is resolved that the Council
urges the removal of the present
ban as soon as possible and the
inauguration of/modified regula-
tions whereby scholastically
eligible upperclassmen would be
permitted to operate motor cars.



literary students. Pius greeted the Legionnaires, ad-
On Dec. 6 the first of the freshmen dressed them in his paternal manner,
class elections in architectu'ral coa- and gave them his blessing. In the
lege and the dental college will be square was assembled another vast
held, and on Dec. 7 the literary fresh- concourse, and in' Clementine hall,
men will hold their elections. The Swiss guards rendered homage to the
treshment engineering students will! Americans as they, passed into Con-
also vote on Dec. 7, while the . re- sistorial hall. The Pope then appear-
maining two freshmen classes, in the ' ed clad in white, welcomed the Legion
College of Pharmacy and the School naires, and later went among them,
of Education, will mt on Thursday, each kissing his hand.
Dec. 8. The day ended with a great recep-
No definite dates for the elections, tion in the Capital given by the gov-
of class officers in the School of .ernor of - Rome, Prince Ponteziani.-
Medicine have been set, since the elec- Prince Ponteziani with other officials
tions there require special arrange- received the guests, while his daugh-
mnts. The Student council commit- ter Miriam entertained the American
tee, however, is now at work on these ; women. A feature of .the reception
arrangements and the dates for that was a musicale and after that
balloting will be announced in the sumptuous refreshments, in the course
near future. ' of which the governor and the na-
All elections this year will be in tional commander exchanged toasts
charge of officers delegated from the and solicitations.
Student council, as.for several years-
past, aid in all of the larger elections, OFFICER ARRESTS
at 1,ast, printed ballots, of different
eclor. for the different elections, will CITY AUTO DRIVER
b - d. Class officers and officials*
will be asked to cooper .te, however, Guy L. Mullison, owner of a local
in the staging of the elctions, espe- s'd ng horse stable, was arrested yes-
chi'ly among the smaller classes, the terday for refusing to show his driv-.
Council committee announced. er's license to Kenneth Withrow,/
Will 10(d Pep Meeling. state policeman engaged by the Uni-
Among other business-transacted by versity to aid in enforcement of the
the Council last night was the definite ban on student automobiles.
decision to hold three pep meetings, Mullison, when arraigned, pleaded
before the Ohio, Navy, and Minnesota not guilty and will appear in justice
gamea; two of them to be in Hill Au- ;court next Monday morning.
dito"ui and the third in the Yost'
Fiel ihouse. It was also decided to VEEKLY SENT!TO
move the date of the freshman-sopho- ALL SUBSCRIBERS
muo": t all games ahead one week to1 L U S R B R
Nov. 1,ue to the fact that the West-snT
cer is (Coference cross-country meet' First edition copies of -The Weekly
'will be run in Ann Arbor the morning have all been mailed to only those
of Nov. 19, which is the traditional who had subscribed. No copies have
date for the fall games, being the day been sold on the newsstands and this
of the season's final football game. plan will be followed through the
it was decided, also, to continue reg- year.' Sales of subscriptions wil- con-
isiration for the cheering section, tinue at the business office of The
since only 80 more students are needed Daily. TheWeekly will come out

:he New York Times in which he was cording to Professor Speyer, suchI
:epresented as backing up the maga- criticisms are only the natural result9
zine story with vigorous language. of the World War, and that he person-
Secretary Wilbur had asked Magruder ally cannot see a sane Europe adopt-
f he was correctly quoted in the in- ing either Facism or Communism. He1
uerview, and in the reply the admiral then added that the parliamentary c
piled with the department a statement system was far from perfect. but that !
xhich he said correctly set forth his a number of the cures suggested weret
views. much too reactionary. Professor Spey-!
Mr. Wilbur declined to make the er's answer to the parliamentary
iatement public 'and' said later that! critics is that the lightening of theI
Ais conference with Magruder had burden of b'usiness on a parliament
)een misrepresented. will get better laws. He also advocatedt
"That interview did not properly i specialized advisory committees to re-J
:-epresent my position," the admiral lieve parliaments of the detailed work.
said after the. conference. "It was
ridictlous when it said that I scowled BROTHER OF FORD ;
end used gestures because it was OF
given late at night over the telephone." I CALLED BY DEA TH i
Secretary Wilbur indicated, how-I
aver, that the inquiry would continue (By Associated Press)
co determine whether Magruder had DETROIT, Sept. 28.-A victim of1
,iolated any of the regulations in giv- heart failure that had troubled him
mng his views on the Navy to newspa- for .wees, John Ford, wealthy realI
permen. He added that Magruder had estate operator and brother of Henfry!
assured him of his readiness to co- Ford, died alone in an unoccupiedI
-perate with the Navy in its policies cottage in Fordson last night. The
imd had sought today's conference in body lying on a bed, left in the cot-
.rder to make plain that his attitude tage by its last tenant, was found
had not been correctlypictured in shortly before 6 o'clock this morning
newspapers. by Fordson police and Robert W.1
Admiral Magruder said there was no Ford, a son, who began search when
chance of his being courtartialed as!; Mr. Ford failed to. return to his homeI
a result of his magazinearticle be- from a meeting of the Fordson city
a et f hdiolatdnoelation -council, of which he was president.
.:ause┬░ he had violated no regulation, Thotgrcnl ucae y
itaving. filed a copy of it with the Navy The cottage, recently purchased by (1
Dep arn t. a Mr. Ford, is but a few squares from
DMyartlea b i ithe Ford homestead and it is believed
".My article may have been lurid in ; .Fr It otepae oiset
spots," he said, "but it was fundament-' Mr. Ford went to the place to inspect
ally correct." it when, he was stricken.
Pending the formality of a post-'
Bmortem examination, the body -as
BRIDGE EXPERT held today in an undertaking estab-
TO APPEAR HERE lishment in Dearborn. it later wvll
be removed to the Ford home where
Milton C.. Work, international an- funeral services are to be held Fri-I
thority and expert teacher of auction !da'
bridge, who is being brought to.the
University of Michigan by the Ann I
Arbor Michigan Women's league, will !CHEERI GSECTION
appear in the Assembly room of the APPLICATIONS -
Union on the afternoon and evening
of Thursday, Oct. 27, giving lessons Applications for seats in the
on the playing of bridge. ! cheering section will be received .
Mr. Work's lessons, one of which he ( this afternoon in the Union from
calls "An Afternoon Talk on Bridge," 2 to 5 o'clock. This action was
will start promptly at 2:30 o'clock taken by the Student council be- I
n t n f n n+ Q , 'innin I cause of the fact that so many I


an- unimportant question into an ex-the body that the present enforcement
tran y unimportant q on io rang th machinery would be adequate to take
tremely important one by raising the care of a modified automobile ruling
issue as to whether, in asking for similar to the one in force during the
advisory opinion from the World last school year, which was aban-
Court, the Council must vote unan- doned when the enforcement agencies
imously or by a majority. broke down.
Dr. Urratia, member for Columbia, The stand of The Daily on the ques-
who was reporting on the Falamis tion of the automobile ban, which en-
case, advocated asking for an advisory tered to some degree into the resolu-
opinion from the World Court wheth- tion of the Council, as stated editori-
er the Council possessed competence ally in the first issue of the year is
to interpret the Treaty of Versailles, reprinted here for those who failed
as Greece wished, -and to declare to see it at the time. The text of the
whether the treaty prevents Germany editorial follows:
from exporting war material even if The Automobile Ban.
contracted for before the outbreak of Taking action on the automobile
the war, as happened in the Falamis question which aroused the interest
case. of the campus last, spring, ',the
Lord Onslow, of Great Britain, and Regents at their meeting on June c7,
Dr. Loudon, of Iolland, opposed ask- 1927, passed the following resolution:
ing the Court for an advisory opinion, j."Resolved-That no student in attend-
whereupon Signor Scialoia, of Italy. i ance at the University from and aiter
retorted that unanimity was not the beginning of the first semester of
necessary anyway, because request, the University year, 1927-1928, shall
for such opinions were acts of pro- operate any motor vehicle. In excep-
cedure and not of policy. tional and extraordinary cases in the
This brought M. Titulescu, foreign discretion of the Dean' of Students
minister of Roumania, to his feet this rule may be relaxed."
with a vehement affirmation that For the benefit of entering studenu
unanimity was necessary. and those who followed the situations;
"One reason why the United States last semester, The Daily wishes to re-
did not ahere to the statutes of the aflirni its stand in opposition to a
World Court," lie said, "was because complete ban upon the student opera-
America .was not given !assurance tion of cars. A resume of the events
that unanimity was essential." leading up to the Regents' action is
The president of the council, Senor pertinent.
Villezas, of Chile, agreed with M. The first restriction placed by the
Pitulescu that this doubt about unan- 1 University on the operation of ao-
imity had prevented the United States mobiles was put into effect in the fall
from Joining the court. But he held of 1926 under the Regents' ruling that
that the question of whether unan- upperclassmen scholastically eligible
imity or a majority was necessary ;-as would be permitted to operate ears.
too grave to decide hastily. Sophomores were given the same pri-
vilege for the first year. The enforce-
W ILL DISCIPLINE ment of this regulation was placed in
ERING FRESMEN the hands of a committee composed of
ERRI G Fsix students and two faculty mem-
bers. It was the work of this group to
When the work of checking over the secure the registration of all student
reports compiled from the data .furn- operated cars and to prohibit the use
ished by the group advisers is com- of automobiles by freshmen and those
pleted, definite steps toward dis- scholastically ineligible.
ciplining those students who failed On April 22, 1927, feeling that the
to cooperate during Freshmen week existing situation was unsatisfactory,
will be undertaken, according to an I the Regents announced that "further
announcement made yesterday from restrictive action of a comprehensive
the office of Prof. William Frayer, nature" might be taken at its May
chairman of the Freshmen week coin- meeting.- In response to the an-
mittee. 1 nouncement, The Daily made its in-
Though no definite number has been itial stand against a complete ban on
fixed as yet, it is probable that ap- cars, pointing out the need of respon-
proximately 50 cases will be brought sible enforcement officials. Several
,,. 4.- -" Jnn "A te a in, oh- ,-a ax- aa flnu -ra rnfra

their cars were advised through The
Daily to do so, immediately In re-
sponse, more than five hundred ad-
vised the committee that they were
operating cars and It seemed certain
that the great majority of the student
body was in sympathy with the rul-
ing. Yet, there were uidoubtedly
many violators whom the committee,
in its effort to personally enforce the
ruling, could not apprehend.
With the committee working faith-
fully on all phases of the situation,
the time approached for the May meet.
ing at which the decision concerning
the success of the test was to be given,
Action, however, was deferred until
the 'June meeting of the Board of
Regents when the majority of the stu-
dents had left Ann Arbor.
In June the Regents took the action
previously mentioned, basing their
ove" upon the reeomandation of the
student committee antd 'upon the
neglect of the 500 students who regis-
tered their cars aifter the aforemen-
tioned test began instead of at the
first of the semester. Use of the lat.
ter information .as an argtntm nt
against enforcement of th"┬░"dda-
ruling was unfair and .in violation of
the agreement made by the President.
It penalized the students ,for coop-
eration in an attempt at more rigid
enfofenemnt. Likewise, the repqrt of
the student committee can hardly be
accepted at its face value since it was
far from an unanimou' opinion.
To enforce the ruling which went
into effect yesterday, the University
has employed an assistant to the Dean
of Students and a motorcycle police-
man who will. devote their time to
this work. Following its belief of
last year, The Daily maintains that
the presence of these officials is prep
cisely what was lacking in the en-
forcement of the modified ruling last
No committee -of students giving a
fair amount of time to scholastic work
would be able to seek out completely
the violators of the ruling and to con-
sider adequately the detailed matters
requiring immediate decision from
day to day.
University officials have adopted
efficient means of enforcing any b ch
ruling. jn their effort to effect a suc-
cessful regulation, however, they have
also changed the ruling to be enforced.
In so doing, tgey have gone much
further in a legislativedirection than
is necessary. What is needed is A
combination of an efficient means of
enforcemnent with a moderate ruling
which University officials now agree
is the ultimate solution.
Unless such mo.ration is allowed,
University students will be denied the
convenience of time-saving transpor-
tation, the use of the automobile for
beneficial recreation, and many of the
other advantages, secured through the
reasonable operation of a car. In an
educational institution intended to
prepare them for their life service, it
-seems inconsistent that its students
should be refused the privileges of
their high school brothers and s-
With little duabt, the abolition of
all automobiles will cure the evil,
but it will also punish hundreds of
Michigan students who have the- re-
quired scholastic average, tlie good
judgment and the common sense to
operate a car-and this group Presi-
dent Little has admitted constitutes
a majority. It is also recognized that
the President has strongly intimated
that the present abolition will merely
be a step. to a more ideal situation.
Yet, no definite time for the return of
the automobile privilege to even a
small group has been set, and the
main condi.tion has involved the dem-
onstration by the students of some o-
operative spirit-something which is
very difficult to determine and which
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