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VOL. XXXVIII, No. 132.



Four Radio Messages Received Here
Bring Wrd Of Winter Trip
Across Greenland
Henge Bangsted and Prof. James
E. Church of the (University Green-
land expedition have returned safely
to Mt. Evans from their daring winter
trip over the Greenland ice-cap, ac-
cording to a series of radiograms
from Mt. Evans, dated March 17-20,
received her'e by 8AXZ, local R. 0.
T. C. short-wave station under the
direction of Lieut. Richard E. Schlos-
The first message received Satur-
day night read as follows: "Return
today after good trip. All well. Have
full report tomorrow. (Signed) Bang-
sted." This was the first word which
had been heard of the expedition since
they set out late in January to make
meteorological observations from the
The local R. O. T. C. station was
kept busy from 8:30 until 10:30
o'clock on Sunday, Monday, and Tues-
day nights copying the report of the
expedition as it came through the air
from the Mt. Evans radio station, op-
erated by Paul C. Oscanyan, Jr., radio
operator for the expedition.
Message Received
The following message from Bang-
sted was copied here Sunday night.
"We have not obtained distance but
have obtained results. Our farthest
gave 4elevation of 2,000 feet. 'the
travelling was hard because no snow
on the ice, which snow survey will
show: Have daily weather records
for 50 days, morning, noon, and night.
Have had some very violent storms,
especially the 25-26 of February. We
have some very interesting evapora-
tion records showing that the ice-
cap is evaporating very rapidly. Low-
est temperature was minus 43 Fal-
renheit. (Signed) Bangsted."
Reports from Bangsted of the hu-
man element in the expedition came
through the ether Monday .night. The
following is, an excerpt: "Our expedi-
tion to inland ice started Jan. 15 in
teeth of a howling storm. Church
made his way to the first depot on
route ahead of the sledge, but I and
my eskimo wer forced back to camp
in order to repair sledge smashed on
ice in violent blow. Two days later
I made a fresh start. Our party con-
sisted of myself, Dr. J.' E. Church of
University of Nevada, my young es-
kimo helper, Marius, and our sledge
with 10 dogs. I
Road Lay Up Fjord .
"Our road lay up the frozen fjord
to the big glacier river system which
is named Watson river by the Hobbs
Greenland expedition. The route was
very bad sand, stones, and slippery ice
in river with little snow at certain
places. It was very hard work for
the poor dogs to pull the 500 pound
sledge load through. When we came
to frozen rapids we were stopped by
steep ice wall and big rocks. Only
way to get through was, to carry out-~
fit end sledge on our backs. We had 1
to carry more than 2,000 pounds this
"On the ice-cap itself we struggled
in as far as was safe and were often
stopped by strong gales of wind. We
made our camp in a tent and for
safety in stormy weather we built

a big wall of snow blocks all around
the tent. Beyond that we had to pro-
tect the snow wall. This wasturned
toward prevailing winds with our
sledge which we tipped over on the
side. The primus lamp gave us heat
for cooking and we could use one
quart of kerosene a day. Blubber
from seals hunted in the fall was
burned in a small lamp made of a
developing tray. This lamp gave us
heat and good light. ,
"Our meals consisted of oatmeal for
breakfast, pemmican and bread or
foam cakes for lunch, and pemmican
for supper together with a cup of
hot black coffee and two lumps of
sugar. Ptarmigan and arctic hare
furnished fresh meat which all of us
enjoyed. We slept in deerskin bags
on fur rugs above a thick layer of
straw which we picked up on the way.
The dogs slept outside in all kinds
of weather without any protection
The hardest thing in the world is to
(Continued on Page Two)


Andrew J. Mellon
Who yesterday was beleagured by
the resolution of Senator James A.
Couzens, Republican, from Michigan,
to force him to resign from his of-
fice of secretary of the treasury. The
resolution cites a variety of charges,

Will Be Brought Here Under The
Auspices 'Of The Ann Arbor
Theater League
Will Rogers, noted cowboy humorist,
will appear in Ann Arbor Monday
night, April 2, in Hill auditorium,
under the auspices of the Ann -Arbor
theater league, the organization which
s.ponsored his appearance here last
year, according to an announcement
made yesterday by Wilfred B. Shaw
of the Alumni association.
Rogers appearance filled Hill audi-
torium to capacity last year when a
number of encores were demanded
by the listeners who insisted that
Rogers talk to them for more than


"I was delighted with Junior Girls'
Play, 'For the Love of Pete.' It re-
called vividly the efficient crew, thel
dignified faculty, the frolicsome stu-1
dents, and the much-scrubbed deck of1
the Ryndam on the pioneer float-
ing university," remarked Prof. W.f
Carl Rufus of the Astronomy depart-
ment in an interview yesterday after-
Professor Rufus, who was a member
of the faculty of last year's cruise,1
thought the performance very well
done. "The excellent dancing," he
said, "reminded me of two of our r
stars ab~oard, who danced by-royal in-1
vitation before the king and queen
of Siam. The pompous dignity of the
Median officials in the play quite ade-1
quately represents the majesty of the
Sultan of Lahej, who invited 30 of
our party to his palace with the spec-c
ial order that a number of beautiful
American girls be included. And the
sprightly guards of 'For the Love of1
Michigan Senator Demands Treasury's
Secretary's Resignation Ater

Pete' might easily be mistaken for the
Sultan's army, the bodyguard of -the
Prince of Monaco, or, by substituting
kilties, for the superb Highlanders at
Edinburgh castle."
"We doff our hats to Barbara Crow-
ell's Captain Blake," continued Dr.
Rufus, "whose austerity reminds us
vaguely of Captain Lieuwen of the
S. S. Ryndam, Dutch, round, and jov-
ial. Once when a pleading 'co-ed'
placed her hand on our captain's
arm, lie straightened up and quiz-
zically remarked: 'Young lady, please
remove your hand-I can't think.' The
love scenes of the play aretexception-
ally well done, and quite excel those
on the floating university, to my
knowledge, although I can't admit an
extensive knowledge on that subject.
"Mrs. Rufus, an astute judge of fac-
ulty men," he went on, "admired each
one of the play's professors in turn,
although her eyes most closely fol-
lowed Professor Pettibone's coat-tails.
The policy 'to educate mercilessly'
abundantly justified the penalty im-
posed on the delinquent students,
whose attempt to mutiny was sadly
ineffective because they failed to se-
cure faculty permission!"E
Tickets for the remaining perform-
ances of the play this week, which
will be given tonight, tomorrow night,
and tomorrow afternoon at the Whit-
ney theater, are still available, ac-
cording to officials in charge, though
the advance sale for these perform-
ances has been the largest thus far.
3lichigan And Northwestern Expected
To Take Majority Of Points
Of Seven Entries
By C. N. E.
Withdrawals yesterday on the part
of the Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana
swimming squads whittled to only 7]
the number of contestants for the
Conference championship, the prelim-
inaries of which will be held tonight
at Minneapolis.

Preparations were complet. yesterday for the open house of t
engineering college which opens at i o'clock this afternoon and continu
ihrough tomorrow. Exhibits for the event, which is the first open hou
given by the college since 1915, were put in place yesterday and e
rangements for all other features were completed.
Probably one of the most remarkable exhibits in the program a
one that has all ready drawn a great deal of interest is the exhibit fur
ished by the Baltimore and -Ohio railroad, which consists of a numb

including mal-administration of the three hours. At that time he de------------- ' ' * " V
de- Variety Of Charges
internal revenue bureau to the ad- Ilared that of all the college aud-
vantage of the Mellcn interests. fences before which he had appeared1
Senator David Reed, Republican, of he most preferred the Ann Arbor list- HOUSE ARGUES NAVY BILL;
Pennsylvania, took up the defense of eners.
the secretary after the Michigan sen- Characterized University (ly Associated Press.)
ator had finished his fiery accusation. Rogers has from time to time taken. WASHINGTON, March 22. - The
delight in referring to the University long-standing Couzens-Mellon feud,
of Michigan as "Friedman university" modernized by the firecracker resolu-
or "Oosterbaan college." He stated tion which tie'stormy Michigan sen-
while here last year that- Michigan'stor hss
1926 football championship entitled ator has prepared to be touched off,
her to "first rating in the Conference plunged the Senate into another two
scholastic standings." hours of hectic language today; but
Born on a ranch in Oklahoma, th os etaedwt h aa
Justice Valley Decides That Forier Rogers spent the most impressionable
Cabinet Officer Is Too Illr years of hs life as a cowboy, to which appropriation bill. At least that is
1For Spring Trial fact many people attribute his philos- what it is supposed to be debating.
f ophic calm which characterizes both These are some of the things it did
ASK TRIAL POSTPONEMENT his actions and speeches. When his talk about in fact:
talent as a movie actor and speaker The S-4 disaster (it's not covered by
had been realized by showmen, lie the bill); Philippine sugar; an al-
(By Associated Press) appeared for sometime as the feature leged lobby on veterans legislation;t
WASHINGTON, March 22.--Without attraction of the Ziegfeld follies in recovery of the South from pot-Civil
the support of his co-defendant, the New York, but it was not until recent- war carpet-bagge.r days; desirabilityt
aged 'and ailing Albert B. Fall, Harry ly that lie has travelled around the of changing immigration basis so as
F. Sinclair must face trial alone here country delivering his monologue in to import more "Lindys" (two speech-
I on April 4 on a charge of conspiracy concert halls. ' es); free air mail for congressmen;
to defraud the government out of Has Had Varied Career alleged bad conditions of the congres-
the Teapot Dome naval oil reserve. Rogers' varied career has taken him sional cemetery; merchant marine
Justice Jennings Bailey so decided from his Oklahoma ranch to perform- value as a naval auxiliary; (not cov-
today in the District of Columbia.su- ances in the "Follies," a cowboy in a ered by the bill); indignant denial'
preme court, indefinitely postponing rodeo in Madison Square garden, a that Wyoming is a decadent state.
seering of the former interior secre- monologist, Mayor of Beverly Hills, And more to the same widely varying
tary; seycring the two ca-ses and grant- Calif., and unofficial ambassador to effect. .
ing the lessee of Teapot Dome a two the world at large from the United When the Couzens-Mellon row was
days delay instead of the two months State's. While abroad in 1926 in the over, temporarily at least, the Senate
e songhtn . r capacity 'last named, he was received reopened its door to the migratory
witnesin thiscae, Finair antedaby princes an-d potentates all over bird bill, but just for a minute. It
1witness in his case, Sinclair wanted a Erope including the kings of Eng took flight again to let the conference
postponement so the one-time cabinet land, Belgium, and Spain, as well as report on the radio bill take its place.
iofficer and senator, who rs ill in El a visit made to Massolini.Senator Dill, having "posted" the
hePaso, might with safety be move His honesty of opinion has seldom walls of the Senate chamber with im-
here for the trial at a time When obeen assailed, for his unbiased judg- posing maps and views, glaring sta-
would not be subjectedto the rigor o nent of American affairs has brought tistical charts to back up his remarks
Washington winter weather' cnthm recognition as a humorist who about redividing station power and
cf11 assured Sinclair at a recent rarely offends. Rogers stated last wave length privileges on a population
conference they had in the Southwest year when he was in Ann Arbor that basis. Originally the bill was intend-
that he was ready to .tell the whole iseldom dces anyone of whom he ed to give life for a year to the
story of the lease of the Wyoming speaks take offense at what is said, radio commission, but the red4stribu-
naval reserve which was followed by fcr as lie said, "If a man is a big tion tail tacked. c-l in the House is
ayment of $233,000 in liberty bonds man, and I usually talk only about now wagging the whole dog. The bill
thim by the wealthy oil operator.big men, he won't mind what is said still lacked Senate concurrence when
The former interior secretary reiter- about him. It's only the lesser type that body ajourned.
ated that desire yesterday in news- of individual who might take of- The Couzens resolution demands the
aper interviews. fense." treasury secretary's resignation on a
However, he politely declined to ' Tickets for his Ann Arbor perform- variety of " recited charges, including
subject himself to interrogation by ance will be on sale at Wahr's book- -anal-administration in the internal rev-
the Senate Teapot Dome committee I 'store throughout next week and prices enue bureau to the advantage of MeT-
when asked by that body yesterday if will range from $2 down, according to Ion companies. Senator Reed, of
lie would do and the committee aban- those in charge. Pennsylvania, took up the cudgels in
Sdoned for the present, at least, its - the secretary's behalf when Couzens
ln to sd ihairman, Cerald P. finished his outpouring. Reed sought
i planttosevoteschairanectatheP financehe
Nye, of North Dakota, and its prose- .e to vote the project into the finance
cutor, Thomas J. Walsh, of Montana, (By Associated Press.) committee, but " it got shifted to the
to El Paso to take his testimony. calendar under the rule, despite a
Explaining his position, Fall said Fair and warmer today; unsettled warning from Norris,.Nebraska, that
he was ready to have his deposition - and warnmer tomorrow with probable a showdown could not be avoided, in
taken for use in a court of law as his ' showers. his judgment.
taetmny th ein w oudb held within -I .
testimony then wou ers if he were i MORTAR BOARD, HONORARY SOCIETY,
Slquestioned by a Senatecommittee IS ORGANIZATIONOF SENIOR WOMEN
there would be no limitations upon 1
the scope of the questions.Editor'sNo t e This isthe sixteenth zation. Th present chapter at Mich-
Owen J. Roberts, of special gov-. a series of feature articles on campus in.
e wment il counsel, and Senator stitutions intended to develop their his- igan is composed of 15 members, the
-tory and major principles or organization
Walsh said the deposition of Fall I and management. s riaximum number that' any chapter
Wcould not be used at the trial -under may have, as provided by a national
constitutional limitations unless the Mortar Board, national senior hon- ruling.
- defense asked that it be taken: orary society for women, was founded There are now 35 active chapters
def__n____as____ - in February, 1918, at Syracuse, New of Mortar Board grouped in seven
SCUR RI TO SPEAK Y IYork, with the following now active sections each under a director. In-
CUT PEA;chapters as charter members: the cluded in the section in which the
Il CR IIN LG I University of Michigan, Cornell, Ohio University of Michigan is a member

Members To Fill Out Questionnaires
For determination Of Attitude
Over Proposed Measure
In order to clarify the recent action
taken by the faculty of the College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts
in regard to the University College
proposition it was., determined yes-
terday that questionnaires should be
sent out to the members of the faculty
body for the puspose of collecting and
defining the issues. This action was
the only result of a special session
of the faculty called by President
Clarence Cook Little for further con-
sideration of the proposal.
President Little placed before the
faculty two misconstructions which
were liable to be placed on their re-
cent rejection of the Uniersity Col-
lege proposal by the Board of Re-
gents and the general public. The,
first of these he stated arose from the
wording of the resolution passed by
the body, declaring that the project

of lomocotive models of both mod
ern and historic interest and is value
at close to $100,000. Among th
models are reproductions of the fan
ou's old Tom Thumb, William Mason
Thomas Jefferson, and Winan's Camel
back locomotives, and of modern it
terest are models of a Santa Fe freigh
engine, an articulated-mallet type lc
comotive with 16 drive wheels, an'd
modern passenger locomotive of th
5,200 class. All of these models ar
complete in every detail and are ac
tually working models. Along th
same line the New York Central line
have sent a model of the De Wit
Clinton train which is valued at $15,
000, and James Davidson, of Bay,City
has sent a scale model of a Grea
Lakes freighter which is also value
at $15,000.
. Buick Cooperates
The Buick company is sending a ful
sized Buick 1928 chassis, which is cu
away and electrically operated, show
ing clearly the working of the interna
mechanism. A model country side ha
been set up by the department o
transportation. This shows high
ways, bridges, lakes, hills, valleys
farms, and so on all in perfect per
spective. In addition the highwa
department will demonstate traffi
-signals, models of grade crossings, 1
different models, of highways, min
ature road machines, some of whirl
will run, and .an exhibit of types o
fences used to guard the highways
which was furnished by the Cyclon
Fence company.
The department of aeronautical en
gineering has, under the direction o
Prof. Felix Pawlowski, arranged t
exhibit the wind tunnel during th
open house. This tunnel, which i
located in the basement of the Eas
Engineering building, is so built tha
an endless stream of air, created b
a large electrically 'driven propeller
passes through the tunnel at a spee
of about 200 miles per hour. Mode
airplanes are hung directly in the ai
stream and made immovable. The
are connected to intricate apparatu
above which can measure to -an ex
ceedingly fine degree the most delicat
changes in the lifting powers of th
wings, the body resistance, and othe
things of scientific interest, and thi
apparatus will also be on exhibi
The department of aeronautical en
gineering will also demonstrate
number of model airplanes, and wil
present examples of design work i

On the basis of past performances was unfavorable to it at present be-j
Michigan and Northwestern are ex- cause the funds for putting it into
operation seemed to be lacking. It was
pected to monopolize the 99 points not known from this whether the plan
which are up for distribution among would be deemed favorable at such
the various teams, while at least five a time when the funds were availa-1
new records are in danger of being ble or not. 1
lowered during the course of si.e The second possible misconstruction.
races which will be contested by such lay in the reference to the financial
stars as comprise the rosters of the qualifications, according to President
Wolverines and Wildcats. Little. He wished to determine wheth-
Oldest, and apparently safest, of the er the faculty really felt that it should4
existing short pool standards is that have a voice in the budget as wellC
set by Faricy of Minnesota six years as the Board of Regents, or if this
ago when he negotiated the 200 yard was a wrong conclusion.
breast stroke in 2:38.8. Wagner and The original intention was to have
Thompson of Michigan and Lennox the questions dictated and answered
of Northwestern are all capable of yesterday afternoon, but because of
swimming within two to three se- the time and thought necessary thist
conds of this time. plan was abanoned. Some alterations;
Next most secure among the pres- i will be made in the original question-r
ent records is that set by Breyer of naire and this will be copied and sent!
Northwestern in 1925 when he SprItLt_ out from the President's office im-a
ed the 40 yards in :18 2-5. Walker, mediately. The members of the fac-l
Michigan sophomore, is credited with .ulty are not required to answer any
the best seasonal performance in this or all of the questions except as they
event, :18 3-5. see fit, and no names will be affixed
In the other crawl events Ault, I to the sheet.
Michigan sophomore who holds na- It is thought by the President that;
tional intercollegiate record of 5:04 from this body of information there
9-10 in the 440, is expected to dis- will be gained an insight into the true
place the official times made by How- objections to the University College
ell and Breyer, 2:20 5-10 and 5:12 plan, unobtainable from an ordinary;
7-10, in the 220 and 440 respectively. vote. The proposition is scheduled to
come before the Board of Regents at
NEW YORK PASTOR its next regular meeting March 29
TO TA l K SUNrDAYI and by this method. some light will
O T LK SUNDbe cast on .the whole affair. Speaking
,for the latter body President Little
rev. Karl Reiland, pastor of St. ' declared that it was not their in-
George's church in New York city wil tention to press the University Col-
f deliver the last address on the spring, lege is the fac-ulties did not want it,
series of convocations sunday morn- hence the meeting yesterday.
ing in Hill auditorium, according to
arrangements completed recently by' CONTINUE SALES
the special student committee on con-;
vocations, appointed by. President FOR CANES TODA Y
Clarence Cook Little. John A.'Snod-
grass, '28E, is chairman of the coin- IJMembers of the senior literary class
a mittee, and James Inglis, members of cane committee will continue to take


aeronautical engineering.
Laboratories Opened
The department of chemical engin-
eering is opening -a number of labor-
atories to the public, among them, the
ceramics laboratory and the electro-
chemical laboratory. In these labora-
tories will he demonstrated a large
group of machines, processes, and ex-
periments. The melting and pouring
of metals,.in furnaces will be an im-
pcrtant feature of this part of the
program, and various metallurgical
exhibits will be displayed. A chem-
ical show will be held in room 1042
East Engineering building 'at 2:3(
o'clock this afternoon, and at 1(
o'lock in the, morning and 2: 30
o'lock in the afternoon tomorrow.
In the West Engineering building
the department of electrical engineer-
ing will open both the dynamo lab-
oratory and the illuminating labora
tory to the public. In the new Physic,
building the department will demon-
strate x-ray and vacuum tube experi
ments, the diffracting gra-ting ma
chine, ultra-violet spectroscopy, the
reverberation room, the sound proo
room, which' is four floors under-
ground, andhhig4 frequency phenom
ena. The radio rooms will also. b
opened and will be in operation,
Models To Be Shown
The department of civil engineerini
is also offering some exhibits, amonm
which are models of a sewage dis
posal plant an'd a filtration plant, -
collection of modern and historics
surveying instruments, and a numbe
of maps.
The department of marine engineel
ing will have some ship models in op
eration in the naval tank, and will ex

the board of trustees of the Michigan orders for senior canes from 1 to 5
School of Religion, and Dr. Frank o'clock today in the lobby of Angell
Robbins, assistant to the President, hall. At the same time orders will be
have aided the committee in its de- taken for caps andgowns,according
niinqadnnnnq o an a 1nonnment by MatnCrr


1)r. Nina Curri, professor of crim-
inology at the University of Rome,j
will deliver an address at 4:15 o'clock
Tuesday, March 27, in room 2003 An-
gell hall on "The Italian School of
Criminology." His lectu're will be
given under the auspices of Il Circolot
Italiano and will be free to the pub-)
Although still a young man, Dr.
Curri has become noted as one of the
foremost exponents of the Lombroso

State university, and Swarthinore col- 1arc: Ohio State university, Camne- c u15alpa m3.LU 'd,1- w.* UIf;1 '1, y IIU4L11 bi x ~er,
tlege. Tie name Mortar Board was gle Institute of taechnology the Uni- Reverend Reiland is one of the lead- '28, chairman of the senior literary
taken from the local chapter at Ohio 'gversity of Pittsburgh and the Univer- ing pastors of the East ajnd he has class committee on caps and gowns. I
State university and Pi Sigma Alpha sity of West Virginia. To these four taken an active part in the advance s Before any orders will be accepted,
was taken as a motto to give the or- chapters the Michigan chapter will of the church in accordance with time class dues must be paid, it is empha
ganization rank in Greek societies. be hostess in the spring at a section- modem trend. He has at many times sized by class officials.
The purpose of Mortar Board is al convention. National conventions addressed college audiences and it
service, scholarship, and leadership are held every two years. was partly for this reason that he was FILL ORDERS FOR
or as taken from the national con- The Michigan chapter of Mortar selected by the committee for the MIM'ES OFFERING
stitution, "To provide for copperation Board carries on a campaign of glove- closing convocation.
between these societies, to promote selling each year for the Women's ArMail orders are now being filled for
college loyalty, to advance the spirit league with two definite sales during SATURDAY D/LIT *DANCES 1the week's run of George Bernard
of service and fellowship among Uni- the year. Added to this the orgam- TO BE PERMIT TEDShaw's "The Devil's Disciple" at the

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