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Afternoon Session To Be Devoted To
Elections And Appointments ;
Of Couiittees
Opening the second day of the four-
teenth annual Michigan Conference
en highway Engineering with an at-
tendance of approximately 500, the
conference yesterday devoted its time
purely to a number of technical
speeches and discussions. Today,
however, the time of the afternoon
session will be devoted to the busi-
ness of the organization, with the
election of new officers and appoint-!
ment of new committees taking place.!
Tonight the annual dinner of the con-
ference will be given in the banquet
hall of the Union,, at which overnor
Fred W. Green will be the main
G. C. Dillman, a deputy commission-
er-chief engineer of the Michigan;
State Highway Department, presidedj
yesterday at the morning session of
the conference. During this period
talks on "The Study of Concrete Pave-
ients from Core Records" and "Snow
Removal" were given by C. E. Foster,'
construction engineer, and V. R. Bur-
ton, engineer of research and statis-
tics, respectively, both of -the Michi-j
gan State Highway departnient. Pro-
fessor W. J. Emmons, of the highwayj
engineering department, spoke on
"Trends in Bituminous Pavement De- !
sign," and the State Highway depart-
ment gave a moving picture dealing
with bituminous .concrete pavementj

i t

The Univeisity of Michigan club of
New York will give its annual dinner UNIVESITY'S STATION
tomorrow night, at the Hotel Commo-
dore, New York city. This affair will11
Clarence Cook Little of the UniversitylN RTHERN RE NS
and President James R. Angell of -1
Yale university. Earl D. Babst, '93- ARCTIC CIRCLE PENETRATED
'94L, will officiate as toastmaster. BY MEANS OF RADIO
The speaking program of the din- FOR FIRST TIME
ner will conclude about 10 o'clock at I
night. Following the speeches, a pro- REINARTZ DESIGNS PHONE'
gram of entertainment arranged for _
by "Jack" Yellen, '13, a song writer Two-way Conmunicaticit Established
of note, will be presented. Van and Between Connecticut Home And
Schenck will form part of the pro- Greenland Weather Station
gram, and they will be ably assisted
by a number of acts from Broadway Radiophone communication between
shows, vaudeville, and night clubs.
As the seating at the, dinner will be Manchester, Conn., and the University
by classes, it is planned that class of Michigan weather station on Mt.
reunions will be a feature of the din- Evans in southwest Greenland wa's es-
ner. A program of Michigan songs tablished Sunday night, according to
and cheers will be carried out during advices recently received here. This
the dinner which will be lead by
alumni who were once cheerleaders on is the first time that the radiophone
the Michigan campus. has penetrated the arctic circle.
-___This successful experiment was con-
ducted at the home of John L. Rein-
artz, inventor of the Reinartz receiv-
ing ircuit, former radio operator for
McMillan on the Bowdoin, and design-
N MN ODU er of the set which is being used in
the Mt. Evans station. To bridge the
Unanimous Opinion Of Body Is Lii 3,500 miles between Manchester and
Favor Of Selecting An Impersonal Mt. Evans, Reinartz used a radiophone
Name For New Athletic Edifice transmitter of his own construction,
broadcasting on a 14-meter wave
Replies In Code .
when communication
Expressing their opinion unanimous- Gren st ation with the
ly in favor of an impersonal name for Greenland station had been esta
the new stadium, the Student council, ished, Reinartz, George Pinney, and
at its regular weekly meeting last Prof. William H. Hobbs, head of the
geology department and director of
night decided to inquire of the Boardthe University Greenland Expeditions,I
in Control of Athletics whether any spoke through the transmitter to Paul
plans have been made for the naming Oscanyan, radio operator of the Green-
of the edifice. At the same time the land party. Oscanyan replied in code
council decided to inquire whether that he had heard each speaker al-
any plans had been made to designate though some of the words were indis-
a homecoming game in next season s tinct.
football schedule. If such plans have Professor Hobbs had been directing
not been made, the council will under- the activities of the expedition daily
tnlk th(m creordin- to sentiment ex- 4_- 4 - n~,,n +,,,-, +,. ,---

J EE D T R F O~EETBe r n a r d M . C a i n , ' 2 9 E , w a s a n -
nouniced as managing editor of the
Michigan Technic and Emmett W.
Manning, '29E, was chosen business
manager for the coining year at the
fortieth annual banquet of the Tech-
nic staffs last night at the Union.
John S. Congo, '27E, retiring man-
aging editor was the toastmaster of
the affair. The speakers included
John L. Wotring, '28E, retiring busi-
ness manager; Edward R. Nell, '29E,
alum-ni news department; Prof. J.
E. Emswiler; and Prof. E. M. Bragg.
Professors Emswiler and Bragg are
members of the Technic advisory
board. Professor Bragg announced
the appointment and awarded the
Technic charms.
The other appointments to the edi-j
torial staff for 1928 were, Francis E.
Wheeler, '30E college notes; Ed-
ward R. Nell, '29E, alumni news; Eu-
gene Easterly, '29E, publication;
T'heodore A. Kotila, '29E, articles;
Roy B. Blass, 29A, architecture; and
Theodore Rogvoy, '28A, art.
Theodore N. Will, '30E, was chosen
as advertising manager and Lorimer
C. Spoor, '29E, was selected as cir-
culation manager for the com-ing year.
Family Announces Asquith Will Not
Be Buried i Westminsteri
Abbey As Expected
(By Associated Press.1
16-While eminent men and the pressI
of Great Britain praised the Earl
of Oxford's life of service and mourn-
ed his death, the body of the aged
statesman, who died at his 'home
here early today, was carried tonightj
to the parish church of Sutton Court-
enay where it will rest until inter-
The earl will be buried privately,
and not in Westminster Abbey, as had
been expected. This announcement
was made tonight by the family and
the decision' was in accordance with
the special wish expressed by the
Lord Oxford some time ago.
A memorial service for the former
premier, however, will be held in the
Abbey at noon, Feb. 21.-
Praise of the Earl of Oxford and

Three Talks Given I, ac g from the campus through the loca
Three talks were given at the aft- pressed last night, short-wave station of the R.O.T.C., but:
ernoon session, at which Frank F. John Snodgrass, '28, who recently the experiment last Sunday marks
Rogers, state highway commissioner attended a President's dinner of the his first attempt to communicate by,
of Michigan, presided. These were Ypsilanti Normal college student phone.
"The Use of Tininber for Secondary council as one of the speakers, re- Messages Trasmnitted iaily
Highway Bridges," by C. A. Melick, ported that the normal college is con- Messages have been received here
"The Maintenance and Development templating a revision of its student and transmitted practically daily since
of Roadsides" by Phelps Vogelsang, council system, with a view to reduc- Dec. 21, the only notable interruption
and "Tme Personnel of a Maintenanc ing its size and with a view to con- occurring on Jan. 16, when a terrific 1
Organization," by S. J. Stewart. These sideration of a point system for ac- storm with a wind velocity of 120
three men are all officials of the tivities similar to the one in effect miles per hour blew down the aerial
Michigan S rate Highway department here among women students. on top of the Mt. Evans station.
There was no evening session Following Snodgrass's report a The wireless station of the New
Today' snogra foll s At the motion was passed inviting the stu- York Times has been in spasmodic
morning session, which will e pre- Int council of Ypsilanti Normal col- communication with Mt. Evans since
sided over by K wI.h wl ye re-I lege to attend ;the meetings of the the middle of the summer and in reg-
dever ofythK. Cmmisawyer, secre- University organization, and express- i ular communication since last fall.
tary-treasurer of the Commissioners ing thanks at the invitation extended Oscanyan's signals from the Green-
anwf Engineers association, the speak- by that body for local council mem- land station on a 35 to 40 meter wave
ers will be W. J. Lehuer, engineer- bers to assist them. I length have been widely copied this
commission, C. F. Winklr, engineer- Report of the committee on the winter in Europe and as far west in1
mnagerof, the F.eick, Countynra Burton campanile was made by Jo H. this country as California.
manager of the Gogebic County road Chamberlin, '28, chairman, to the ef-
commission,and G. C. Dillman, o feet that the work is proceeding sat- ROCKFORD POLICY
the Michigan State Highway Depart- isfactorily, and that it is extremely ILC
Wilent . iunlikely that any extended drive for WILL BE CHANGED
William W. Cox, o i the St. Clair funds will be undertaken on the local
County road commission will preside a s. Considerable progress has Beginning with Booth Tarkiigton's
ectin s. been made in the direction of secur- "Clarence," which will be the next
election of officers will take place.;ing the campanile, Chamberlin re- offering of the Rockford players inI
One technical talk will be delivered.ported. their :stock season at the Whitney
Lee J. Rothgery will speak on "The rels theater, Don McIntyre announced yes-
Several standing committees of the
Townslip Road Problem." W. W. Coxsr terday that a new policy would be in-I
couincil pr~esentedI reports at the mneet-
will lead a discussion oil thepossi-3. ,ystitu ted wherein each production will
11ill andad discusdioncuomy thefpoanc-
le desirability of appointing com-a 'f te inor dsfi1t2 of ain run a full week of nine perormance s.
mittees representing various counties the table ipending more information Every play will open on Sunday night.
to study special subjets and report . and run through Saturday night withi
sty seci e from the class treasurer. It is possi- the regular Wednesday and Saturday
at tfe next meetrng.wg ble that $1,500 of the surplus funds of Adlatinees.
Auinor'a dnjerwilheis ly il egie t heBrofn mtics
in the banquet hall of the Union this class will be given to the Burton The change in arrangements was
it at 6:30 o'clock. President Fred campanile, it was reported. made o avoid the confusion that has
Knox, of ithe Commissioners and En- John Starrett, '28E, was appointed ,resulted from previous runs of lc 5s
n as a committee of one to investigate than a week. McIntyre also stated
gineers associationi, will preside and psil ae o h nulsre
William M. Connelly, of the Ottawa lOssile dates for the annual series that the company would play unin-
County Road commission, will be the of spring activities to be undertaken terruptedly for the rest of the season(
Coutymadr. Adrnissis will be the by the Student council, including the with the exception of the single en-
toastmaster. Addresses will be ale- 'Spring games. gaee¬ęto MsIik n Tm er
livered by Frank F. Rogers, of the gagement of Mrs.1Fiske in "The Merry
Michigan State Highway Department, ITl Wives of Windsor" on Feb. 27.-
and Junius E. Beal, a regent of the Ihe eThe double bi of Shaw's "Great
ive tierCather'ine~ and Barnie's "The OldI
University of Michigan, followed by ily Associated Press.) Lad 1 as ed
the ealurespeaer f te dnner a Cy AsocitedPres.)Lady Shows Her Medals" will end its
the feature speaker of the dinner, Mosily cloudy today and tomorrow. run with the performances tonight and
I Ion. Frec W. Green, Governor of the Not much eltange in e:niperature. tomorrow night.-
State of Michigan. 1
the Union Tuesday night,President QUALIFICATIONS FOR PRESIDENCY
Little delivered a short address. He }
urged complete cooperation between i Editor's NotereThs following is the fourth quickness of mind and adaptability,
ugdcmlet oprto ewe of a series of interviews with prominent faculty
ithe University of Michigan and Mich- m ilembers designed to give an insight into the coupled with his, good sense will soon
past records and present possibilities of the
igan State college, branding as false various men who will be candidates for the compensate for lack of previous know-
statements printed in a Lansing presidential nomination in the two leading
parties next June. The facts expressed are ledge along thse limes. And further-
newspaper which declared that in a chiefly for informational purposes, and do not more, the party has some fine men
recent minterview with President Cool- 'necessarily indicate the personal preferences
ideh tepe ouehsifuneof temnitriwd)lk John W. Davis, wyhose knowledge,
ofthe men interviewced.) lk
idge he attempted to use his influence Gov. Al Smith of New York appears 'advice, and counsel are always avail-
to direct federal aid away from Mich- to be the man for the Democratic able."
igan State college and other land normination for President in 1928," de- Commenting on the political avail-
grant colleges. clared Prof. Herbert F. G'oodrich of ability and the general availability of
"I am for State college in every the Law school who firmly believes Governor Smith as a possible for
way,' he declared. "I believe we that Governor Smith is well qualified president, Professor Goodrich assert-
should cooperate to remove any sem- for the office of president. ed that "There is of course the relig-
blance of duplication between the two "The governor is a remarkably able ious issue. How much difference that
i'istitutions. Nothing wilI hurt both man," Professor Goodrich maintained. will make is hard to tell, for its dis-
more than to have the people of the "Even life long Republicans say that cussion is whispered behind hands
state think there is a waste through he has made a splendid record as gov- nd seldom actually gets into the open.
duplication. ernor of a great state. He has broad Certainly Governor Smith's admirably

Cards Asking Cooperation Are Sent
To Fraternity Presidents
And Freshmen
Extensive operations are being
carried on by the Union in order to in-
terest a large number of students in
the proposed amendment which will
be voted on by the members on Feb.
28. Attempts are being made to reach
all of students if possible and explain
to them the plan of reorganization
which is embodied in the amendment.
For this purpose, cards have been
'sent to every freshman on the cainpus
asking their cooperation on the amend-
ment. Letters have been sent to the
presidents of all fraternities asking
them to explain the reorganization
amendment to each member of his
fraternity and to urge them to attend
and vote at the meeting. The interest
of faculty members of the Union is
also being solicited by means of let-
ters concerning the action.
The proposed reorganization, tin-
volves the consolidation of the two
1 boards which are at present the hold-
ers of administrative power into one
board which shall have control by
means of committees made up of its
mInembers over the same functions
which the original two boards were
required to take care of.
To Speed Up Work
Tme improvements which, it is be-
lieved, the new organization will
bring about are along the lines of
speeding up and simplifying the ad-
ministrative functions of the board.
Under the old plan, the two boards met
at different times and had control over
,ifferent functions with the result that
for the taking of certain action it was
nece'ssary for both of the boards to
meet and for a great deal of delay to
ensue from this.
The board of governors which form-
erly had control over the finanes and
the selection of the general manager
will become represented on the new
board of directors which will be
fornied by the amendment by a finan-
cial committee which shall be respon-
sible only to the new board itself.
To Have Activities Coninittee
The activities of the Union will be
under the direction of an activities
committee appointed from the board
of directors, several members of
which will be students and which will
have charge of all activities within
the Union building. There will also
be a house committee, composed partly
of students, whose duty it shall be to
assist the general manager in the
running of the building, according to
the new plan.
Thie personnel of the board of di-
rectors as planned by the amndment
will consist of the president of the
Union, the recording secretary, six
student vice-presidents, three faculty
nimembers, two alumni members, the
general secretary of the Alumni asso-
ciation, a member of the Board o
Regents, the financial secretary of the
Union, and the dean of students. In
this way there will be eight studen
members and nine picked from other
sources than the student body. All th
tudent members will be chosen by a
general campus election, with a vice
president being chosen from the schoo
which he represents.
Eleven students in the School o
Education received all 'A' records fo
1 I the first semester of the presen

fI school year, according to an an
nouncement made yesterday by th
recorder's office of the Educatior
1 school. They were:
Laurie Canmpbell, Spec. Ed.; Ahicf
Damon, '28Ed.; Cletus Fagam, '28Ed.;
SCatherine Hodson, '28Ed.; Vivian L,
Jeunesse, '28Ed.; Alice Miel, '28Ed.
- Katharine Patterson, '28Ed.; Grac
- Peters, '28Ed.; Marion Stevens
g '28Ed,; Grover Stout, '29Ed.; an(
d Marian Van Tuyl, '28Ed.

Dr. Anna Louise Strong, author and
i traveller, who lectures today oni "Six
Years In Soviet Russia" at 4:1i
o'clock in Natural Science auditori-
un !, has lately led a varied and in-f
terstnglife in connection with the1
Russian refugees, and primarily with
the problem of the orphaned child-
ren. She returned to this country in
January from a trip around thef
world, 'travelling part of the time as ?
a member of Borodin's caravan from
Hankow to Niugsia.
Russia with tie first shipment of food
from America for the starving popu-
lace on the Volga river. For the past
four years she has acted as a jour-
nalist, writing for the New York
Tiites Magazine, Christian Science
Monitor, Outlook Colliers and other
magazines. In 1924 she published
"The First Time In History," which
is now in its fourth printing.
Her most recent experiment in Rus-
sia is the founding of an independent
children's colony, located on the
Aimes Will Begin Sale Tomorrow For
Run Of One Week to Commence
Next Monday Night
Seats will go on sale tomorrow at
the box office in Mimes theater for
George M. Cohan's "The Home Town-
ers," which will be the next produc-
tion of the Mimes Players. "The
Home T'owners" will begin a week's
run next Monday night. Mail orders I
for tickets are being accepted now.
The cast for the Cohan comedywill
include Thomas J. Dougall, '28, C.
Lyman Crane, '29, Francis K. Kleut-r
gen, '29, and Florence Tennent, '31Ed.
Several others obtained through the
tryouts held recently in Mimes thea-
ter will be given opportunities of ap4
Rearing in this and forthcoming pro-
ductions. Direction, will be by E.I
NMortimer Shuter, while Robert Manss,


Asquith as a great parliamentarian,
a forceful, gracious debater and an
unselfish servant of the nation's wel-
fare is contained in thousands of
messages of condolence published and
received by his widow. All recall his
activities in the early days of the
war, when, as prime. minister, he
breathed the British spirit of confi-
dent courage.
Many proudly rememtmber his de-
claration in the face of Germany's
seemingly irresistible advance when
he said:
"We shall never sheave the sword
which we have not lightly (lrawn, un-
il Belgium recovers in full naasure
all, and more than all, she has sac-
rificed; unill France is adequately se-
cured against, the menace of aggres
sio; until the rights of the smaller
nationalities of Eurbine are placed
upon an unassailable foundation, and
muntil the military dominatlon of Prus-
sia is wholly and fully destroyed."
One of the singers of the Chicago
l Civic Opera company which will ap-
pear in Detroit at Temple auditor-
ium today, tomorrow, and Saturday
I is Chase B. Sikes, '17, who is known
to opera-goers uiider the name of
1 Baromeo. But once in the eleven
years since his graduation has Sikes
sung in Ann Arbor, and once more in
Dectroit. Several years ago he ap-
peaied at tie May Festival andat the
Detroit Woman's City club, but -never
in operatic roles as on this occasion.
Sikes went overseas with the Ameri
can forces shortly after his gradua-
tion from the University, beginning
service as an ambulance driver ano
i terminating as a lieutenant of artil-
lery. After three years of study h
made his debut at La Scala, in Milan
Three years there were followed by
'a season at Buenos Aires, one at Colon,
one at the royal theater in Madrid, and
his present engagement with the Chi-
cago organization. His voice isa
'bass, ai ' in La Gioconda, the open-
' ing production tonight, he has the rol'
of Badoero, the high official of Venice.

',30, will act as stage manager.
The three act comedy is the most
I recent of the Cohan successes, with
its locale laid in and around New
York. The leading role, taken by Dou-
I gall, is that of a middle-western
"home-towner" who comes to New
York to make a .fortune. After sev-
eral years his project is accompfish-
ed and he sets about to be married,
He imm-ediately involves himself in
a series of colplications with the
folks from South Bend who have come
Ito the city .for the 'event.
Special sets for "The Home T'own-
ers" have been built by Fred Reb-
man, technician and stage director
foil the company, and rehearsals have
been carried on for the past two
weeks in preparation for the opening
on Monday night. This play will be
followed the next week by Comedy
Club's production of Philip Barry's
'You and I."
t Norman Hackett, '98, who will ap-
pear with the company presenting
'Sonserset Maugham's "The Constant
Wife" at the Whitney theater Satur-
day night, was involved in several
d campus dramatic productions during
his undergraduate days. During 1894
and 1895 he appeared in several pre-
sentations of Comedy Club, and im-
mediately after hi's graduation in 1898
ie became interested in professional
dramatic undertakings and has been
f associated with them ever since. One
)r of his better known roles during re-
t cent seasons was that of Boy Fen-
- wick yin the original production of
e Michael Arlenm's "The Green Hat." A
n reception will be held for Hackett
while he is in Ann Arbor. His home
e is in Detroit.
(By Associated Press.)
e EAST LANSING, Feb. 15.-R. S.
s, Shaw, dean of agriculture, today was
d appointed acting president of Michi-
gan State college.

Ifonorio Pueyrredon, Irreconellable,
Takes Firm Stand Against
Articles Of Union
(By Associated Press.)
HAVANA, Feb. 15.-Reports that
Honorio Puerredon, irreconcilable,
Argentine leader, had tendered his
resignation to the Buenos Aires gov-
ernment, did not deter the Pan-
American conference from completing
the first reading of the Pan-American
union covenant today by approving
the last article. This was designed
especially to save the unanimous de-
sires of all the other American re-
publics from being frustrated by one
Rumors that Dr. Pueyrredon had
resigned, dominated .the conference
buildings when it was noted that the
Argentine delegation was absent from
the meeting of the committee of Pan-
American union affairs this morning,
at which a proposition bearing vitally
upon Puerredon's attitude came up
for discussion.
The rumors were greatly strengtl-
ened a few hours later when Dr.
Pueyrredon, after being unavailable
all morning, even to members of his
own delegation, said he could not dis-
cuss whether he hal tendered his
resignation. At ]is headquarters it
was learned, however, that his stand
was firmly established in favor of re-
signing both from his position here
and from the ambassadorship at
Washington, if ordered by hip govern-
ment to sign a convention of which
!he disapproved.
Committee Meets
The Pan-American union committej
met in the morning, determined to put
an end to the crisis which was pre-
cipitated more than a month ago by
Argentine insistence that the pro-
posed convention, to regulate the ac-
tivities of the union, should include
specifically the necessity of reducing
excessive tariffs and removing other
obstacles to the free flow of inter-
American commerce
Spurred by reports that the Argen-
tine government doubted the advis-
ability of standing alone in this de-
mand, the committee considered and
approved a proposal submitted by
Jacobo Barela of Uruguay, that the
!convention be opened for later signa-
ture and ratification to the govern-
mients whose delegates failed to affix
their names here.
The article approved empowers the
president of this conference to trans-
mit to such governments; certified
copies of the agreement for their con-
sideration and possible ratification
and signature. The convention would
not become effective until all coun-
tries present at this conference rati-
fled it.
The delegates hoped that this pro-
vision would prevent Dr. Puerredon
1 from killing off the convention by re-
fusing to sign it, as he, announced,
since opportunity would be offered
Argentina to repudiate the attitude of
its representatives at the conference.
Barela Approies
Withi the approval of the Barela,
the convention was referred to the
sub-committee for the style in which
it is.to be finally approved at the next
session of the committee.
Under the agreement as it now
stands, the operation of the Pan-

American union will not be modified
to any vital extent from the present
form, except that all countries will
be allowed to have special representa-
tives on the governing board instead
x'of that body being composed ex-
clusively of accredited diplomats at
_ The annual banquet of Mimes,
campus dramatic society, w~s held
. last ight at the Union, following the
initiation for 13 men in the Mimes
theater at 5:30 o'clock in the after-
noon. The banquet was presided over
,by James Yant, '31M, president of the
t organization, and Prof. W. A. Frayer
1 of the history department acted as



"Lord Asquith was a man of great political life he was chancellor of the
clarity of thought and precision, and exchequer and then prime minister,
effectiveness of expression. He was a position which he held for ,eight
prone to give all elements a hearing I years. After the war he became the
and his temnperan-ent was more suited leader of the Independent Liberals, a
to peace than to war. His favorite party opposed to the National Liberals
phrase was "Wait and see," Prof. headed by Lloyd George," said Pro-
Arthur L. Cross of the English his- fessor Cross.
tory department, declared yesterday "During his career, he was made
in commenting upon the life of the lord rector of Glasgow university and
formivr Enz i51i nri oi mi~h ~ niister, rowtc''nc onivar~t.' ofi'A hp~rilnnd




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