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VOL. XXXVIII, No. 138
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1928
FIRST STONE OF~
OCCASION MARKS CULMINATION
OF MORl THAN a8 YEARS
WORK BY ALUMNAE
BAND AIDS IN CEREMONIES
Elizabeth Nuit, '28, Acts As Mistress;
Mary White, '29, Reads History
Of Women's Organization
As the consummation of work of
more than 38 years the cornerstone
of the new Women's league building
was put into place at 4:15 o'clock' yes-
terday afternoon, the ceremonies,
which were arranged through the of-
fice of the Alumnae council, being well
attended despite the sudden change
The University band opened the
occasion playing the tunes of Varsity
as they took their pihces. Acting as
mistress of the occasion Elizabeth
Nutt, '28, presented Mary White, '29,.
who gave a short review of the his-
tory of the organization of the Wo-
men's league, since its foundation un-
der the direction of Mrs. James B.
Angell and Mrs. Gayley Brown in
1890. This history has been recorded
and continually kept through the ef-
forts of Mary E. B. Markley, one of
the league founders. The completion
of the work has been carried on by
Following the review of the his-
tory of. the organization Miss Nutt
extended to Mrs. W. D. Henderson and
Mrs. Shirley Smith the thanks of the
Michigan women for the effort ex-
p=eudl by these women in working
for the new building.t
Mrs. Arthur Vandenberg, of Grand
Rapids, an officer- of the Alumnae
council,. who has been especially ac
tive in the campaign of the Women's
league, came next on the program
and cited the various articles which
were to be placed in the cornerstone.
Prominent among these articles were
letters. received from all over the
country, aiong. them being letters
from Governor Green, Senator Couz-
ens, and the Deans of the various
C. F. Brush of Cleveland, who has
contributed largely, also sent a con-
gratulatory note, as did D. M. Ferry,
Jr., of Detroit. Letters were received
from many prominent Michigan. wo-
men, while from each of the organi-
zed groups of Michigan women from
all over the country came articles for
Receive (Contriblif ions
Unique among the contributions for
cornerstone' was that of Shirley W.
Smith who sent a horned t9ad to-
gether with a letter of congratulation
in the success of the endeavor for
the new building.
President Clarence C. Little also
sent a letter of congratulation from
which the followng is taken:
"To those who, in the future, may
read this and the other enclosed com-
munications it will be well to remem-
ber that the building which stood here
represented the fulfillment of a great
ideal based on an abiding love for an
institution, of learning. The visualf-
zation of human ideals often takes
the form of bricks and mortar, while
the ideal itself, spiritual in origin
and eternal in duration, uses the
building so created to enlighten the
lives of thousands of people. Those
oil0. us who today rejoice at the
erection of this building do so the
more sincerely because we are cer-
tain that no matter how long a per-
iod elapses before its demolition it
will have been dedicated to the build-
ing of character and of friendship.
May the sole reason for its eventual
removal be that- the ideals for which
it stands are in some distant day to
be clothed in; a still greater and more
Completing the list of speakers in
the ceremonies of the afternoon, Re-
gent Walter Sawyer congratulated
the women of the University in the
success of their .efforts. "This build-
ing marks the improvement in the
progress of women educationally, po-
litically and industrially" was the
statement of Sawyer, "May it be a
blessing to women and to education,'
President Little then placed the
mortar for the laying of the stone
and as it was put in place the Uni-
versity Girls' Glee club sang "The
Yellow and the Blue."
FORD LEAVES FOR
TOUR OF EUROPE
N GDOME TEMPEST WILL HAVE LITTLE
ON OIL CAN SCANDAL, SAYS AB1
Faint rumblings of behind-the-door- as our national leaders, by a c
politics were heard yesterday in con- tee behind closed doors. The
50 DEGREES A nection with the selection of the that Dean Harvey Emery will
"Loquacious Lubricator," recipient of Student Party's candidate is
the famous "Oil Can," at the annual without foundation."
Gridiron banquet, when Waldo M. Two items of note came to
MAR bE Abbot last year's toastmaster who has tention of the Gridiron banquet
*- been chosen to :act in that capacity man yesterday. The applicat
INSTALLATION OF CLOCKS
GIVE NAME TO NEW ORGAN
Appointments And Acceptance Of
Many Gifts Makes Up Re-
mainder Of Business
Granting of more than 50 degrees
to students in the College or Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts, in the
Graduate school, and in the S'chool
of Education, formed the principal
burden of business undertaken by the
Board of Regents of the University
at the regular meeting for March
held last night in the law building.
Numerous gifts and scholarships'
were accepted in behalf of the Uni-
versity, and several leaves of ab-
sence were granted members of the4
I Dr.Reuben L. Kahn was appointed
director of laboratories at the . Uni-
versity hospital and assistant profes-l
sor of clinical bacteriology and serol-
ogy. Formerly serologist of the state
laboratories at Lansing, he was ap-
pointed with the understanding that
his services are retained by the
state as consultant im'mologist to the
department of health He will spend,
again next Wednesday night, made
some dubious predictions in an exclu-
"The coming election will be fraught
with personalities," Mr. Abbot de-
clared. "Big men who have many
fault3 and peculiarities will be nom-
inated for the position. These candi-
dates will be nominated at the Grid-
iron convention by their most intimate
associates who undoubtedly will re-
veal the worst per-
ics and qualifica-
tions of their nom-
inees. The o i l
scandal of the Tea-
pot Dome," M r.
A b b o t predicts,
"will not compare
with the scandal 01
the innocent little
Dr. Tom Lovell, campus poet an"
philosopher, was received and immed-
iately accepted, along with those of
several other notables. Also, the
famous Oil Can was placed on display
in the window of Graham's bookstore
where, during the strife, it will re-
main until next Wednesday.
ANNU AL FROSH FROLIC
TO. BE HELD TONIGHT
Elaborate Decorations Make Ballroom
Of Union Spring Garden Of
TED WEEMS WILL PLAY
Henry Ford .
Detroit motor m'agnate,. who left
for New York yesterday, planning to
sail soon for Europe where he, will
pay an unofficial visit to his Euro-
Mr. Ford will be accompanied by
his wife, whc will be making the trip
fq the first time.
SENIOR LAYV FUNCTWON
TO BE HELD, TONIGHT
Annual Crease Club Dance Is Limited
'-To 12 Couples, Seniors Hold
Majority Of Tickets
TO HAVE CLEVELAND BAND
Senior Law students and guests will'
be entertained tonight at the Lawyer's
club at the annual Crease dance,
formal function of the graduating Law
students. Th-e affair will last from 9
o'c cak until 2 o'clock with a special.
supper being 'served during the night.
As usual attendance has been limited
to 125 couples and the l:argest part of
the tickets have been sold to seniors
in the Law school.
Music will be furnished by the Gray
Fawn orchestra of Cleveland, which
has attained considerable fame both in
America and abroad as a dance or-
chestra. The last college function at
which the orchestra played was a
prom at the University of Oxford.
This is their first Ann Arbor engage-
As has been the custom, a scandal
sheet, called "The Michigan Crease
Paper," wil be issued at the dance.
Ray L. Alexander, '28L, is in charge
of the publication and Frederick W.
Ziv, '28L, John D. Voelker, '28L, and
John G. Garlinghouse, '28L, consti-
tute his staff for the issue.
Palms and lights of various colors
will provide the artificial atmosphere
to enhance the natural beauty of the
lounge of the club. Leather-covered
programs especially prepared for the
Crease dance with -appropriate draw-j
ings inside will be distributed. The
Crease dance. committee is headed this
year by John F. McCarthy, '28L, while
Claude W. Coates, '28L, Kenneth E.
Midgely, '28L, and Ralph M. Schwart-
zenberg, '28L, are the. other members
of. the group in charge.
Dean Henry M. Bates of the Law
school and Mrs. Bates a's well as the!
other members of the Law faculty and
their wives will act as chaperones forE
Miss Kearns Arrives,
To Play Title Role'
In Shaw' s "Candida"
Elsie Herndon Kearns, featured ar-
tist with the Rockford Payers' coming
production of "Candida," arrived in
Ann Arbor from New York city last:
night and goes immediately into re-
hearsal of the title role which she has
created many times before.
Miss Kearns was leading lady with
the company last summer in its sea-
son on the campus under auspices of
the Summer Session, and recently ap-
peared as Hedda Tesman, in Ibsen's
i"Hedda Gabler" at the Whitney thea-
ter with outstanding success. Prev-
iou sly Miss Kearns was known to Ann
Arbor audiences as leading lady with
Walter Hampden and the Ben Greet
the summer in Europe doing research '
Decide On Organ Title '
It was decided by the Regents that
the new organ installed in Hill audi-
torium should be titled the Frieze
Memiorial organ as was the old. !
A letter was received from William
S. Fargo of Jackson stating that he!
wishes to support a zoological expe-
dition into the southern deserts dur-
ing the next summer. He will fur-
nish the expenses and equipment.
Two anonymous donations were ac-'
cepted, one a fellowship in economic 1
European history of $1000 from a
man interested in the development
of the - Alumni university project;
and the other a prize of $100 to be
given the student doing the best re-
search work in any field, to be
awarded at the honors convocation.
A grant of $2000 was made by the
American Medical association to Dr.
Alfred S. Warthin of the medical
school and to Dr. George R. La Rue
of the zoology department for the
further investigation of the broad
It was decided to install a uni-
form self-regulatory clock system in
the corridors and library rooms of
each building on the campus at a
total cost of $12,000 for 800 clocks.
Only 98 will be installed at first.
Many Degrees Granted
Those granted degrees were as fol-
lows: in the Graduate school, master
of science, Robert H. Spiers (in pub-
lic health), Jens V. Aagaard and Axel
C. Christensen, of Copenhagen, Den-
mark (engineering), Tso Hsin Cheng,
Lewis B. Headrick, John E. Kruze,
Ernest J. Merrill, Rahmwold J. Sah-
kovitch, Teunis Vergeer. Master of
Arts: William W. Arnold, Vera M.
Baker, Joseph H. Bushey, Elsie G.
Dodge, Arthur B. Elkins, James M.
Guyer, John F. Huber, Harry H. Kim-
ber, Rose J. Kitzmiller, Margaret A.
Miller, Carroll V. Newsom, Arthur G.
Pineau, Earl A. Resweber, Gladys C.
Vedder, Phoebe S. Wang, Margaret
In the School of Education: Bache-
lor of Science: Stanley L. Sk-idmore,
Marion E. Stevens. Bachelor of
Arts: Ruth E. Beard, Eunoce M.
Brake, Martha Brantingham, Eliza-
beth M. Collins, Rita ,W. Greeman,
Mildred E. Keen, Elizabeth S. Summy,
Arnold R. Verduin, Gertrude Vint,
Sadie J. Woodruff.
In the literary college: Bachelor
of Arts: Josephine' Averill, Berton
Bales, John F. Banks, Florence
Benz, Barton P.,Bishop,kRay Chang,
Elizabeth Clark, Stanley S. Codding-
ton, Jerome H. Cohen, Douglas
Comin, Ruth E. Cozine, Victor E.
Domhoff, George F. Fiske, Joseph N,
Gast, Charles B. Gilbert, Paul Gins-
burg, Joseph D. Goldsmith, James T.
Herald, Laura M. Hobbs, Edith C.
Kaplan, Harry C Katzenmeyer, John
A. Kennedy, William V. Kinnietz
David Leach, Carolyn G. Lee, T-ung
Chi Lin, Charles D. Livingstone
Leone McFerrin, Marvin L. Mann
Arthur W. Mitchell Jr., Mortimer A
Neff, Roy W. Nygren, Harold A. Ott
Clara Raven, George Rifkin, Heler
"nis is thefnrst Lattice work of flowers, designed
time in the history to transform, the' ball room of the
I that tax payers Union into a veritable spring gar-
will have a vote in den, will form the- background for
the choice of the the annual Frosh Frolic tonight.
Oil Ca Latori Mr. u t rDimmedand vari-colored lights will
said. "In the past the sauve leader be employed to complete a true car-
has. been choson in the same manner nival at-nsosphere. Dancing will be-
s gin at 9 ' o'clock and will continue
The chaperones' booth will - be ar-
ranged behind a gate covered with a
i bower of floral trimmings and within
ankenclosure formed with lattice
II IJLTilS A TER OO work. Over the fireplace. will be a
huge 1931 figured in white.
I Ted Weems' Kansas City orchestra,
RbtFst, .o He Fe l h Victor recording organization, will
Last Year. To Make Final 1 furnish the music for the dancing.
Appearance ere..The Weems band is a ten-piece insti-
tution and is nationally renowned as
NO ADMISSION IS CHARGED a dance orchestra. It completed a
season at the Kansas City country
Robert Frost1 noted New England club last yearand is stopping in Ann
poet, will give the second and last lArbor for tonight's affair while en-
reading during his present Ann Arbor route to an eastern engagement in,
visit at 4:15 o'clock this afternoon in New York.
the Mimes theater. Mr. Frost, who ar- The grand march will form at 11
rived here 'last Monday for -a visit of o'clock sharp and will be led by
one week, is former holder of the John Diehl, '31E of Buffalo, N. Y.,
fellowship in creative arts and the acting general chairman of the affair,
fellowship in letters at the University.-1 who 'will be the escort of Miss
He presented a reading similar to the Loene Lee, '29, of Detroit.
one planned for this afternoon on Followngthe
Wednesday.F gth grand march will
Since he left here more than two com'e the flashlight picture of the}
years ago the e snguests. This picture will be de-
r go h poet has spent a large I veloped immediately, and sold later
portion of his time nvimking shortI in the evening. It was undecidedI
visits at various university sand col-
log ceter whre e hs hld onyesterday whether Reograms would
lege centers, where he has held con-
sultations with student groups, read have a camera available to film the!
manuscripts, and otherwise aided dance and the march.
young authors. He has also done con- Favors for the party were dis-
siderable writing of his own during tributed Wednesday and yesterday.
this period, and his most recent work, The gift tokens for this year are
a collection cf poems, is now about-,link slave bracelets, beautifully col-
to be published. ored with blue predominating. The
Mr. Frost while here has met 'sev- programs are embossed with the
eral student groups under the aus- Michigan seal in a darker blue. Both
pices of members of the rhetoric de- 1were supplied through the Burr-Pat-
partment, and a number of consulta- Ierson company, of Ann Arbor.
tions have been arranged. Immed- Practically all of the allotted 250
iately prior to his arrival here he was tickets had been disposed of by yes-
engaged in similar work at Amherst !terday afternoon, although a few re-
STATE SCIENTISTS HEAR HOBBS
AND PILLSBH~URY AS THREE-DAY
ACADEMY SESSION OPENS HERE
Dr.'George Sarton, Harvard Historian And
Editor, To Speak On Humanism
Today; Public Invited
TO HOLD FIRST ANNUAL DINNER TONIGHT AT UNION
Addresses by Prof. Walter B. Pillsbury, of the psychology depart-
ment and Prof. William Hf. I1lobbs, of the geology department, marked
the opening oif the thirty-third annual meeting of the Michigan Academy
of Science, Arts and Letters, in the Natural Science building yesterday
Speaking on "The Present Status of Knowledge and Opinion About
Mental Fatigtue " -Prof. Pillsbury delivered the presidential address
yesterday afternoon in Natural Science auditorium. Professor Pillsbury
traced the work which has been accomplished in regard to the s'ubject
bringing out the present status of
knowledge and opinion about mental
- Says Opinions Differ
"There is a, distinct variance of
B opinion about fatigue," Professor
Pillsbury declared, "and many experi-
Four Faculty Addresses And Several ments on the subject have been con-
Student Musical Numbers To ducted. Thorndike, eminent psychol-
Go On Air Tonight ogist, held the belief that there is no
SLOSSON TO GIVE SPEsuch thing as fatigue, because his
experiments proved that there was
Four faculty addresses and a pro- no .decrease in eficiency of produc-
gram by several student. musicians tion , with continued work. Such a
will comprise the thirteenth Michigan method of measurement is not- suffi-
Night radio program to be broadcast dent and consequently it cannot be
over station WWJ, the Detroit News, accepted.
between 7 and 8 o'clock tonight, it Professor Pillsbury metitioned his
!was -announced yesterday by Waldo own experiments in regard to the
subject and cited the many results
M. Abbot, oL the rhetoric depart- which he has obtained. These experi-
ment, who is program manager and ments, he said, were very inclusive
announcer. This will be the last and contained many factors which
Michigan Night radio program until added to the existing knowledge about
after the spring recess. mental fatigue. One experiment in-
. Prof. . Preston W. Slosson, of the volved the translation of a book from
history department, will be' the first German into English. and was record-
speaker on, the program, taking as his ed by Professor Pillsbury and Prof.
subject, "Dictatorships," In this ad- C. H. Griffitts, of the psychology de-
dress Professor Slosson will deal partment.
with dictators of the past and will "The results of the experiment as
also touch upon those known to cur- to speed and accuracy prove con-
rent governments. elusively that there is such a thing
Goodrich Will Speak as mental fatigue," Professor Pills-
"The Current Coal Situation" will bury declared, "and although we can-
be the subject of the address by not measure fatigue by the energy
Prof, Carter Goodrich, of the eco- expended, we may consider it from
'nomics department. Professor Good- the physical and mental angle."
rich recently returned from making Hoblis Is Speaker
an investigation 'f labor conditions Professor Hobbs gave the first lec-
in Australia, and has also done much ture of the Academy meeting yes-
research work in the coal fields I terday afternoon illustrating his ad-
Professor Goodrich will touch upon)
the possibility of another coal sti)ke
in. April from the first hand informa-
tion he has gathered, according to
Prof. George La Rue, of the botany
department, will tell of the' biology
research station and the summer
camp upon Douglas Lake in North-
"The Permanency of Stone" will
be the subject of the fourth address)
on the program, to be given by Prof.
Walterr F. Hunt, professor or petrology.
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NOT ENTER RACE,
college for 10 weeks, and during the
past school year has visitedu owdoin
college, Dartmouth university, Con-
necticut Wesleyan college, and the
University of the City of Buffalo.
He has been requested' to read,
while here, not his newer poems but
his older and more favored ones,
although it is possible that at least a
few of the newer works will be pre-
'sented this afternoon.
mained unsold at the time of yes-
The committee for this year's
Frolic was originally headed by
John Innes, '31, but following an ac-
cident confining him to the hospital1
for some time, he was succeeded by
FOR SENATE POST
(By Associated Press)
LANSING, March 29-The appoint-
ment of a United States senator from
Michigan to succeed the late Wood-
bridge N. Ferris assumed the as-
pect of a political riddle here today.
(By Associated Press.)
3Mostly cloudy and probably
today; generally fair and not
so cold tomorrow.
WOMEN'S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
WAS FIRST ORGANIZED IN 19051
S Edito's Note: This is the twenty-first
a series of feature articles on campus in-
stitutions intended to develop their his.
tory and major principles or organization c
The Women's Athletic association
was first organized May 25, 1905 by
D. H. E. Brooks, physical director of!
the women's gymnasium, who realized
the need for such an organization
among university women.'
The women -at Michigan had played.
Basketball which was successfully or-
ganized and managed by a representa-
tive committee. It was felt, however,
that other sports were needed, and in
order to bring all of the sports to-
gether, the association was formed
and its object was "to promote inter-
est in gymnastic and athletic sport's,
and to further the social spirit among
er and swimming, bowling, tennis,
golf, rifle, and fencing are minor
sports. An opportunity is given any
woman to come out for any of the
class teamrs, as well as participation
in intramural games. W.A.A. points
are given in recognition of team and
squad members. Points lead to larg-;
er awards of M's, pins, and the priv-
ilege of wearing an M sweater.
At the close of each major season
a banquet is held.for all those who,
have actively participated in the sport
and awards are made at this time.
Perhaps the biggest and most import-
ant activity of W.A.A. is Lantern
Night, which is managed entirely bys
the association. It is held early in
May, at which time the Freshmen
pageant* is also presented. Another
of the big activities carried on is the
In a statement given to the press
yesterday, Prof. W. ,D. Henderson, di-
rector o( the University extension di-
vision, declared that under no circum-
stances will he be a candidate for
United States senator or any other
political office. His statement fol-
"I was surprised to learn that at
a recent' committee meeting of the'
Democratic party. my name was sug-
gested as a possible candidate for
the office of United States senator.
While I appreciate the honor of hav-
ing my name mentioned in this con-
nection, I wish to state that under'
no circumstances shall I be a candi-
date for this or any other political
FORD LEAVES FOR
EUROPEAN TRA VEL
(By Associated Press.)
DETROIT, March 29.-Aboard his
special car Henry Ford, accompanied
by his wife, left here for New York
on the first stage of his reported
European trip, railroad officials an-
nounced late today. Passports were
issued for Mr. and Mrs. Ford this
week according to unofficial reports.
It will be Mrs. Ford's first trip to
Eurone and the second for the multi-I
dress, "The Greenland Expeditions of
the University of Michigan," with mo-
tion pictures and slides taken during
the expeditipns. Profe'ssor Hobbs also
announced that the third Greenland
expedition will sail from Copenhagen,
Denmark, on May 16, and from Cop-
enhagen will follow a course to Hol-
stinberg, the final landing point.
The first expedition to Greenland,
Professor Hobbs stated, was made in
19* when a small group of men under
his command sailed from Sibley, Nova
Scotia, bound for the frozen shores of
the arctic. The group landed at Hol-
stinberg and later made it their stop-
ping point on the second trip to Green-
land. The expedition was instigated,
Professor Hobbs explained, for the
purpose of testing the local humidity
and temperature 'of the Greenland
region. The investigations made
proved so successful that a second
trip was planned and made last year,
Professor Hobbs declared,
The annual meeting of the Academy
will continue today and tomorrow
with two lectures. and the first an-
nual dinner of the Academy sched-
uled for this afternoon and tonight.
Sarton Here Today
Dr. George Sarton, of Harvard
university, will deliver the main ad-
dress tlis afternoon, speaking on the
"History of Science and the New Hu-
m'anism," at 4:15 o'clock in the Na-
tural Science auditorium. Dr. Sarton
is well known as the editor of the
"Isis." The lecture is being held
under the joint auspices of the Uni-
versity and the Academy, and a cor-
dial invitation is extended to the
public, according to members of the
Following the address by Dr. Sar-
ton, a meeting of the council will be
held in room 4065 of the Natural
Science building at 5:30 o'clock.
The First Annual Dinner of the
Academy will be held at 6:15 o'clock
in the Union. Tickets should be se-
cured at the Headquarters room,
I 2116 Natural- .Science building, be-
fore noon, 'it was announced yester-