Vol. XXXVIII, No. 10.
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1927.
TO BR ACAST IRST
PRESIDENT LITTLE ANNOUNCES
TOPIC OF 111S ADDRESS:
WILL BE "REMARKS"
PLAN FIFTEEN PROGRAMS
Band Arranges Program To Introduce
University Of 3lchigan Before
Large radio Audience
The first of the series of 15 radio
programs to be broadcast by the Uni-
versity of Michigan during the year
1927-28, will be broadcast tonight
from station WWJ, the Detroit News,
between 7 and 8 o'clo. J Waldo Ab-
bot, of the rhetoric department, who.
Is program manager, will again offi-
ciate as announcer.
Tonight's inaugural program will
mark the second year in which "Mich-
igaln Night" has been a feature on the
air, programs having been broadcast
every other Friday night during the
1926-27 college year. The same plan
has been adopted this year, with Mr.
Abbot again chosen to have charge of
Five well-known University offi-
bais will deliver addresses on the
opening program tonight. These are
President Clarence Cook Little, Field-
ing H. Yost, director of intercollegiate
athletics; Charles A. Fisher, assistant
director of the University Extension
division; T. Hawley Tapping, secretary
of the Alumni association; and Dr.
Carl Badgley, specialist in children's
surgery, of the University' hospital
and Medical school.
Little To Speak Briefly
President Little, owing to the fact
that his speech will be limited in time
as he has to attend a meeting of the
Board of Regents tonight, has selected
as the topic of his address, "Remarks."
"Making Athletics for All a Reality"
will be the subject of the talk of
Coach Yost. It is also probable that1
the retired coach will have somethingi
of interest to say in regard to the first,
game in the new stadium to be played
Saturday against Ohio Wesleyan. It
y at *1 in lAtituton tha;Coab i
Yost began his coaching career 30
The speech to be given tonight by
Dr. Badgley will be on "Infantile Para-
lysis."' With the epidemic now rag-
ing in some sections o the country
and one student stricken by the dis-
ease, an authoritative discussion on
this subject will be of timely interest.
Tapping To Talk
Mr. Tapping in his address will
touch upon on a variety of subjects of
interest to Michigan alumni through-
out the country. Mr. Fisher will take
a few moments to outline the work
that is included in the University's
extension program to be carried out
within the state this year. The time
and place of extension courses to be
given by University professors this
year will also be made known at this
Featured on the musical side of the
program will be the Varsity band, un-
der the direction of Nicholas Falcone.
They will open this part of the pro-
gram with "The Victors," to be fol-
lowed by "Varsity" and the newly ar-
ranged "Stadium March," "I Want to
Go Back to Michigan," Overture,
"Radiant," and "Yellow and Blue."
Numbers have been so arranged for
the first 'broadcast as to introduce
the University of Michigan to the
radio audience. On a later program
more enphasis will be placed on -con-
Adelhil Room Used
Tonights program will be broadcast
from the old Adelphi room on the
fourth floor of University hall. At
special wire will relay it to WWJ
from where it will be broadcast to the
radio world. A canvas room within
the room itself has been constructed'
by the buildings and grounds depart-I
ment, and will serve to break the
echo, according to Mr. Abbot. Allf
expenses of radio transmission itself1
are paid by the Detroit News. 1
Pamphlets containing all speeches1
by faculty members on the 15 pro-
grams to be broadcast this year will
be published again this year, Mr. Ab- I
bot declared. These will be mailed
free of charge, on request of those-.
writing te WWJ. Last year's demand
far exceeded the supply, but the num-
ber of pamphlets will be increased
Listeners are also requested to
s e ii d, communications suggesting
speakers or subjects they would like
to have included on the programs this
IAfITAI 1 IN/nBY I BURSLEY COMMENTS ON PROBLEMS
OF NEW INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL
Chemist Injured By Flying Glass
Explosion As Result of
Wrong Mixture. #
Failure to read labels caused an ex-
plosion and considerable excitement in
the chemistry laboratory yesterday
morning. In charging an oxygen gen-
erator a hasty student added gunpow-
der instead of manganese dioxide to a
quantity of potassium chloride, pro-
ducing a high-powered mixture which
exhibited extreme unstability when
heated. The force of the explo-
sion shattered a test tube in the hand
of Jack Ewing, '30, who was working
next to the unwary experimenter, and
drove the fragments into his handsI
Ewing. was taken to the health serv-
ice and later removed to St. Joseph's
hospital where an anesthetic was ad-
ministered and Dr. Frederick R. Wald-
ron removed about 60 fragments of theI
splintered test tube. Ewing's injuries
Iwere reported as neither serious or
AS PRESIDENTS TALK
MEXICO CITY AND WASHINGTON
AARE CONNECTED WITH
Presidents Coolidge And Calles Open'
Service But Fail To Understand
Each Other's Language .
(By Associatcd Press)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29.-With ex-
pressions of hope that the closer con-j
tact will result in better understand-
ing, President Coolidge and President!
Calles inaugurated telephone service
today between Washington and Mexico
City with a personal conversation.
"It is to be hoped that the Interfra-
ternity council will make the most of
its great opportunities this coming
year." said Dean Joseph Bursley yes-
terday in commenting on the first
meeting of the council, which will be
held next Tuesday afternoon.
Dean Bursley further criticized the
inaction which the organization has
shown in previous years and briefly
mentioned a few of the problems with
which it may cope. Foremost among
these is the problem of late pledging.
There is little doubt that later pledg-
ing would be beneficial not only to the
entering students who are being
rushed, but also to the fraternities
themselves, who would thus have a
better opportunity of becoming ac-
quainted with the men. Yet nearly all
the fraternities are opposed to de-
lay pledging and since the Interfra-
ternity council is the only body that
unites all the houses, the solution of
the problem must fall upon it. Late
pledging was under consideration
nearly all last year but nothing was
done about it. Dean Bursley suggested
that the council study the methods
used by the interfraternity associa-
tions in other schools and adopt as
many of them as are feasible. In many
colleges these bodies are among the
strongest on the campus and exert a
permanent. Speaking into an instrument in the
i'hall of the Pan-American building, Mr.
Coolidge assured the Mexican execu-1
tive that he was deeply impressedj
with the engineering skill that had
linked the two capitals and Mr. Calles
replied that he hoped the eventI
marked a new era of goodwill and'
less differences would be set aside.
Admiral Whose Criticism Of Organiza- Neither President could understandl
tion Caused Instigation Of Inquiry the other because Mr. Coolidge speaks
Writes On Destroyers no Spanish and the Mexican executive
- scarcely any English, but the remarks
STORY TO APPEAR SOON later translated, were carried along
._the wire as clearly as though they
(By Associated Press) had been converging in the same city.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29.-Admiral Cabinet Officers Present.
Magruder, whose magazine article In Washington, the ceremony was
criticizing naval organization resulted attended by members of the Presi-
in a naval inquiry, has written an- dent's cabinet, Mrs. Coolidge and a
other article to appear in next week's company of several hundreds to whom
issue of the Saturday Evening Post, invitations had been issued. Each
dealing with naval destroyers, it was guest was equipped with an individual
learned today by the Navy depart- set of headphones and no detail of the
ment. event was lost to any of them.
It is understood also that the ad- Dr. L. S. Rowe, director of the Pan-
miral had planned to .write several American union, presided at the-re-
other articles on naval subjects, but ceiver while the connections were be-
officials of the department declined ing made. Mr. Coolidge, Assistant Sec,
to discuss what action would be taken retary Carr, Ambassador Pellez, Dr.
if the admiral continued in the role Rowe and telephone company officials
of an author. They pointed out that sat at long tables on which individual
the next story already is in print telephones had been placed. Presently
awaiting circulaton~andit.cannot beDr Rowe lifted his receiver and4 nhime
toppid even should it prove objec- diately was connected with Col. R, W.
tionable. Rett, a telephone company official at
Admiral Magruder has agreed to Mexico City.
send a copy of his manuscript to the "Hello, Colonel Rett," he said. "The
department. The Navy department's President of the United States desires
inquiry into an interview with Ad- to converse with His Excellenpy, the
miral Magruder published in the I President of Mexico."
Philadelphi1 Inquirer and New York I "His Excellency, President'Ca Ies, is
Times, following the magazine article, ready," Rett replied.
appeared at an end today with pub-I Coolidge Talks.
lication by Secretary Wilbur of the Mr. Coolidge adjusted his spectacles,
admiral's statement, made yesterday. lifted his receiver and began his pre-I
pared conversation. President Calles
ACTION UPHELD IN . listened, not knowing however, what
JACK ENTRY CASE I was being said to him but aware thatC
he was participating in a conspicuous
accomplishment of a kind which al-
Frank Knight Speaks To Economics
Club; Says Justice Is Not Pri-
mary Aim Of Court System
COMPARES STATE, CHURCH
Comparing the dilemma faced by
Gov. Alvan T. Fuller, of Massachus-
etts, when he sentenced Sacco and
Vanzetti, noted radicals condemned
to be electrocuted after seven years
of litigation, with that which confront-
ed Pontius Pilate when the multitude
clamored to have Jesus delivered to
them, Prof. Frank H. Knight, holder
of a chair in economics at the Uni-
versity of Chicago, startled the Econ-
omics club of theUniversity, meeting
at the UaiiQ., last night. _ Professor'
Knight(defended the two convicted
radicals as being ethically right, how-
ever wrong they might have been ac-
cording to the standards of expedi-
"The political state has been parad-
ed in its true character, as it never
would have been exposed if there had
been no powerful social forces be-
hind the trial of those two radicals,"
Professor Knight said. "As soon as
the fact became known that they were
raidicals,. the issue for which they
were on trial became obscured, cloud-
ed, lost in the discovery of a new pos-
real influence on student and fra-
The problem of scholarship is an-
other that will come before the coun-
cil this year. Whatever is being done
about scholarship in the fraternities
is accomplished at the instigation of
the national body, at present. Dean
Bursley is attempting to make this a
campus problem, and by means of the
Interfraternity council to have the
fraternities themselves take a broader
interest in their scholarship standings.
In years previous the choice of de-
gates from the various houses has
been a haphazard one. Dean Bursley
advocates that the president of the
house and one junior aittend the coun-
cil meetings thus making the organi-
zation a really intelligent and repre-
The meeting Tuesday will be for the
election of this year's officers. Dean
Bursley intends to be present for the
first few meetings.
NEW LAW BODY
Law Professor Chosen for Committee
Which Will Recommend Legal
Reforms to Courts"
Prof. E. R. Sunderland, of the law
department, has been appointed a
member of a commission of five law-
yers to revise rules of legal procedure
in the state and submit them to the
Michigan Supreme court. An act pro-
viding for this commission was passed
at the last Michigan legislature.
Other members of the commission
are: Alva M. Cummings, of Lansing;
Alexis C. Angell, of Detroit; John M.
Dunham, of Grand Rapids; and Kelly
Searl of St. Johns.
The Supreme court of Michigan
under the state constitution, has full
power to make rules of practice for
all the courts of records in the state,
and this commission was created as a
means for making that power effec-
tive," said Professor Sunderland.
"The Supreme court has always c.-
operated with the Michigan State Bar
association in revising and improving
the practice whenever committees of
that. association have presented new
rctles fr the Court's considertions
But the present commission is the first
official body ever constituted in the
state for the definite purpose of in-
vestigating the practice and devising
measures for improving it by means
of court rules."
Professor Sunderland and his re-
search assistant, Mr. W. W. Blume,
are engaged at present in a study :,f
the methods of appeal in use in.the
various states, for the determination
of their comparitive advantages and
"The present practice is too tech-
nical, slow, and expensive, and it is
hoped that 'a much more efficient sys-
tem of appeals in this state ma .e
sult from the study now being mad "
said Professor Sunderland.
YELL LEADER MAY
Hawley Tapping, field secretary of
the Michigan Alumni association, has
announced that the Alumni association
is now working out a system whereby
the Varsity cheerleader may accom-
pany the team to all out of town
games. The work is in charge of Henry
B. Killilea, '85, of Milwaukee, who is
the director of the fifth district of the
Alumni association, which includes
Wisconsin and Illinois. According to
the plan, which is being worked out,
the various clubs would share in the
expenses of the Varsity cheerleader
while on his out of town trips.
Publication of the first issue of "An-
nals of Internal Medicine," the
monthly medical journal of the Ameri-
can College. of Physicians, was an-
nounced yesterday by its editor, Dr.
Alfred S. Warthin, professor of path-
ology and director of the pathological
laboratories at the University. Dr.
Warthin said that though the number
just published was the July edition;
by October it was hoped to have the
journal appearing' on the scheduled'
The editorial office of the paper is
located in the pathological laboratory,
in the west medical building.
WOMAN TO SEEK
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29. - Mrs.
Ruth, Hanna McCormick announced
More Than 30,000 Are Expected
Athletic Association Guests
At Tomorrow's Contest.
Wilbur Price, assistant secretary of
state has, in a letter to the UniversityI
authorities, announced the intention of
the State. department to uphold the
action of the officials in Glasgow in
refusing a visa to Prof.. P. M. Jack,
who was to have headed the rhetoric
Professor Jack was engaged by
President Little this summer to till
the vacancy left by the registration of
Prof. Fred Scott. The refusal of
the immigration authorities to pertfdt'
him to enter this country is due to
the fact, although he was formerly an
instructor in the University of Edin-
burgh, he has been engaged in graid.-
oate study for the past two years.
1 Under the present regulations he must
have been engaged in the work whieh
he will take up in this country within
the previous two years.
Dr. Frank Robbins, secretary to the
president, has written to the State de-
partment, attempting to convince them
that a teacher may engage in study or1
research without undergoing a change
in profession, but as yet the decisionI
to bar Professor Jack from this coun-
try remains unchanged.
ready has contributed much to inter-
Following the translation of Presi-
dent Coolidge's remarks by Mr. Rowe
personally to President Calles, the,
Mexican executive began to speak, his
words being translated from the Span-
,t no time during the conversation
of the two presidents was the connec-1
tion interrupted. The voice of Mr. Cal-
les was particularly distinct. Presi-
dent Coolidge could be heard plainly
in Mexico City, it was said, but his
voice-at this end did not seem to carry
quite so well as that of the Mexican
PAUL A. HERBERT
TO SPEAK TODAY
Pau'l A. Herbert, employee of the
federal forest reserve and member of
a comminttee for an inquiry into fed-
eral forest taxaton will speak on
problems met with in making the
forest taxation inquiry in a lecture to-
day at 9 o'clock in room 2039 Natural
Science building. The investigation
in which Mr. Herbert is concerned has
been going on for some months, most-
ly in the lake states.
A system of cooperative research in1
Michigan will probably be under-
taken by senior forestry students in
an effort to aid Mr. Herbert, Dean
Samuel T. D al of the School of
Forestry and Conservation said. The
raw materials will be provided the
students had a chance given them to
make research into forestry tax prob-
The economic survey of the state of
Michigan has saved the members of
the inquiry much work. This survey
was made by the Department of Cou.-
servation under Leigh J. Young, stak~e
forestry commissioner. He was aid-
ed in organizing the survey by P. S.
Lovejoy and H. J. Andrews.
TWISTER SW P WEST ST. 'LOUIS KILLING
NIHELY 80 AND INJURING MORE THAN300:
TREES UPROOTED AND BUILDINGS WRECKED,
Estimate 75 Millions As Storm's Toll;
Relief Workers Toil On Through
Night To Recover Bodies
ST. LUIS, Sept. -g.--Striking the beautiful west end of the city,
a tornado conmilig out of the southwestern skies left in its wake 6o known
dead, hundreds of injured and the remnant of block after block of de-
stroyed homes shortly after noon todayq. Six square miles were wrecked
andtorn by the storm, with a property damage estimated by the Globe-
Dem crat at $75,000,000.
Tlie twister reached a velocity of 9o miles an hour in a few seconds
aid subsided as many minutes later to be followed shortly by, a brilliant
Iun sliining throughi wind-torn clouds.
\\ith rescuers working through the night, it is probable that the
- ------death list will run well over 50 while
the estimate of the injured ran 300 or
The west side, a section of boule-
vards, trees and houses of moderately
wealthy St. Louisans, is nearly cov-
-Ied with a blanket of uprooted trees,
torn timbers and brick out of which
They were convicted, but even had
they been acquitted, the people will
always believe that it was the avowed
radicalism of Sacco and Vanzetti that
influenced the decision. And the peo-
ple are right; for the state must pre-
serve the status quo, or else perish
"Courts were instituted to prevent
private wars, and keep peace, and not
to dispense justice," Professor Knight
asserted. "For any proof of that,
just try to think if you really want
justice. Of course you don't; you want
more than justice. And, under the
present state-church made-and-pre-
served system of social order, injus-
tice is inevitable.
The combined forces of the church
and the state are pledged to the con-
tinuance of an crder of society which
exists only because of the dominance
of certain powers and interests over
other powers and interests."
Ste Is Immoral.
Professor Knight continued, "The
state is positively immoral, besides be-
ing unmoral. Neither the ends, or1 -ile
'means, of a state are ever. justifiable.
The means were force and fraud, .aid
the ends are to see that the major
forces continue to dominate in so-
ciety, and that it all happens peace-
fully. Peace and unity become imure
important than liberty and truth. The
church and the state work together on
this mutual perpetuation process;
the church becomesathe fraud depart-
ment of the state, and the state, the
violence department of the church."
"Perhaps the biggest reason for
the decline of the church in modern
times, is due to the fact that the state
has found a more efficient fraud de-
partment in the public press and
schools," he said.
SIR PHILIP KERR
TO TALK TUESDAY
Sir Philip Henry Kerr, secretary of
DETROIT BOYS TO COME
More than thirty thousand high-
school students from all parts of the
state will attend the Michigan-Ohio
Wesleyan football game tomorrow as
guestis of the University, according to
Harry Tillotson, business manager of
the Athletic association.
At 2 o'clock, before the game,
President Clarence Cook Little will ad-
dress the gathering in the Yost Field
house. His remarks will probably con-
sist of a brief welcome and a short
talk on the University, since many of
these boys are prospective University
students. The Varsity band will also
be at the Field house to lend an added
air of college spirit to the occasion.
Frank Cody, superintendent of De-
troit schools, will speak tomorrow in
various Detroit high-schools, urging
that all who are abl'ill take advant-
age of the opportunity to attend this
game. The Detroit Boys club, an or-
ganization of under-privileged boys, is
planning to send 1,700 boys to the fes-
tivities, also. The University is send-
ing telegrams to all nearby high-
schools, announcing the opportunity
and requesting that as many students
as possible come to Ann Arbor for the
U. S. COOPERATION
(By Assoiated Pres)
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29.-The
United States Navy department by re-
fusing to cooperate, "threw a monkey-
wrench into the plans of William F.
Brock and Edward S. Schlee for cross-
ing the Pacific ocean in their round-
the-world flight, which terminated in
Japan, Schlee asserted here today.
"You can tell the world we got bet-
ter cooperation from the foreign gov-
t ernments than we did from the home
government," Schlee declared em-
"We at least got maps fromthe for-
eign governments, and all we got in
Washington we had to buy. The first
American gifts of maps arrived today
showing the way across the conti-
TO LEAVE BENCH
(By Associated Press)
LANSING, Sept. 29.-The resigna-
tion of Justice Joseph H. Steere, dean
of the state supreme bench, and the
appointment of Circuit Judge Richard
C. Flannigan of Norway as his succes-
sor, were announced by Gov. Fred W.
The reason given for Justice
Steere's resignation was a desire to
I be relieved of the arduous duties of
the supreme court. Judge Flannigan
is a senior judge of the Michigan cir-
cuit. The governor described him as
a man of unusual legal talents, high
character and a judicial temperament
that ideally fits him for this position
STATE MAY GAIN
MILLION A YEAR
(By Associated Press)
LANSING, Sept. 29.Preliminary in
vestigations have revealed that amend
i ments to the inheritance tax laws
might permit the state to make $1,000,
COfi n , av an,, me forth nimamr
crept injured men, women and cil-
dren, black and grimy as though em-
erging from a coal mine.
2,0 Hoes Damaged.
An estimated total of 2,500 homes
were either wrecked or damaged,
while the streets and boulevards were
clogged with fallen telephone poes,
and hundreds of the city's most beau-
tiful trees. Trolley wires torn from
their supports flashed blue flame as
they met the car track, nd the showis
of policemen kept the terrified people
from injury or death from the live
With telephone service demoralized,
it took the city several minutes to
learn what had happened,. The news
of the tornado was flashed over the
city by 4,dio, and mothers ip parts of
the city unvisited by the storm were
in terror as they awaited word from
the schools in the tornado district.
The twister was accompanied by a
terrific rain which added to the deso-
lation. Houses and factories were
crumpled in many paces like toys.
The first flashes that reached fire
policeman and fireman. The storm
area was quickly blocked against the
curious by a hastly formed cordon.
Behind the cordon ,4pre hastily organ-
ized units of relief and men began
digging into heaps'of stone and brick
to locf fc\ persons they believed were
Along state traffic way in the prIde
of ,the city's hame -section, there were
gaping holes in walls, a fallen forest
of trees, while along the curb were
automobiles, some turned turtle, oth-
ers with the tops torn off and deut-
ished by falling bricks.
Beside the wrecked structures stood
groups . of individuals, some jdazed,
others crying for help. Willing work-
ers responded and 'elderly womeii and
men were helped from their homes.
The pupils had fled from the lately
remodeled Central, high school, when
parts of the exterior structure fell
and there was fear that the rof would
cave in. A theater received thefran-
tic pupils as they sought refu-ge in the
rain. The childen left the bilding in
good order, however, as they hat been
well trained in fire drills. 6
Sixteen children were injured but
,none were known to have died.
Then came the wailing of fire and
police sirens as they sped to the
scene where three unidentified wom-
en were killed, two of whom were
burned to death in one of the many
fires that followed the catastrophe.
1etective Sgt. Edward Schaff and
an unidentified patrolman hastily
rushing into the storm district were
killed by a falling wall. At the Mu1-
lanthy hospital there were pathetc
scenes as 63 patients werechrred out.
None were injured seriusW- lthough
the wind sideswiped the building r p-
ped the entire west wing to ah ds
and swept the roof and upper floor
to the ground.
A score of expectant mothers or
mothers with babes in their arms,
were carried to safety, many of them
r becoming hysterical. Every avalable
policeman was brought to the rea,
and Police Chief Clark immediately 0-
r sued an order to "shoot all looters"
ending with the grim admonition to
"make coroner's cases of them
As .the agencies of rescue and suc-
cor were getting into action, the city
was again enveloped by a weird g'een
light which sent terror to the hearts
of the storm sufferers. This shortly
turned to a pinkish hue and torrents
of rain gushed in the darkness by tiw
- thousands of street lamps which were
broken and useless.
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"BAD MAN" SEATS
PLACED ON SALE
All tickets for "The Bad Man," first!
of the Mimes' productions for the cur-
rent season will go on sale this morn-
ing at the box office in Mimes theater.
The drama is scheduled to begin a
run of a week on Monday.
"The Bad Man" is a melodrama in
three acts by Porter Emerson Browne,
dealing with Americans and banditry
in old Mexico. It received its premiere
seven years ago with Edna Hibbard
and Holbrook Blinn and ran the full
season successfully. Later it was
adapted for the moving pictures with
Blinn in the title role. Mimes will
again feature a mixed cast, following
as l' YT 1CT M't1'iTY1 ?TTlf LX.