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Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of
the University. Copy received by the Assistant to the President until
3:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m., Saturday.)


Volumiie 8.


Nunber 16;.

Automobile Regulation's:
During the week end of Mother's Day (6 p.m., May 11 to 8 a.m., May 14)
and during the week of the May Festival (8 a.m., May 14 to 8 a.m., May 21),
the automobile regulations will be waived in the case of students driving cars
in which either one or both parents are riding. Exceptl in these particular
cases, there wil be no change in the present regulations.
J. A. Bursley.
University Lecture (Oiveii Under the Auspices of Sigma Xi):.
Dr. W. F. G. Swann, Director of the Bartol Research Foundation. of
Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, will speak on "The Riddle of the Atom,"
at 4:15 o'clock, May 11, in the large lecture room, West Physics Building.
This will be a popular lecture presenting the many new ideas which are
connected with present conceptions of atomic structure. All interested are in-

League for Induastrial Democracy:
There will be a meeting of the L.I.D. on Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m., in
Lane Hall. Professor Robert Morss Lovett of Chicago will attend the meeting
and all those interested are urged to be present.
Charles D. Breitel.
Phi Lambda Upsilon:
Initiation of new members will take place Thursday, May 10, at 8 p.m., in
Room 300 of the Chemistry Building. All members are urged to be present.
F. D. Smith, President.
Iota Sig'ua Pi:
There will be a meeting of Iota Sigma Pi in Room 410 Chemistry Build-
ing, Thursday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m.
Mabel Miller.
Vegetarian Society:
Professor Lovett of the tuniversity of Chicago will be the guest of honor
at a Vegetarian supper in Lane Hall Tavern, Friday, May 11, at 6:30' o'clock.
After supper he will talk on Nicaragua. Reservations can be made by dial-
ing .21751.
L. Chlibb.
Professor Thorpe Doubts That Pulitzer
Prize Novel VVill Later Become Classic,


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H. M. Randall.

Mr. H. W. Miller, representing the Jordan Marsh Company, of Boston,
Mass., will be in Ro::m 302, Michigan Union, on May 10, from 10:30 a.m., to
2:30 p.m., to interview students who are interested in a training course for
college graduates for executive positions.
J. A. Bursley.
Choral Uni:n Ushers:
All members who had regular assignments during the winter concerts
will be eligible for the May Festival concerts 'starting Wednesday, May 16.
If you are not able to assist please notify me. If there are any questions
concerning admittance cards or the schedule of the concerts, please see me
at Hill Auditorium Office from 5 to 6 p.m., tonight. Call at East corridor en-
trance as usual.
W. A. Davenport.
University Lecture:
Professor Paul Alexandroff of Princeton University, formerly of the Uni-
versity of Moscow, will lecture Friday, May 11, at 4:15 p.m., in Room 3201
Angell Hall, on the subject 'On the Notion of Geometrical Figure in the Mod-
ern Analysis Situs." All interested are cordially invited.
Frank E. Robbins.
Rahieup Examination Military Law:
The makeup examination in Military Law will be held on Saturday, May
12, at 9 a.m., in the R.O.T.C. Building.
Reinold Melberg.
Glacial Geology Field Trip:a
The class in Geology 128, Glacial Geology, will make a trip by motor
bus into Wayne County Saturday morning, May 12, starting at 8:30 o'clock,
from the Natural Science Building. If a prompt start is made the trip can be
completed by noon. As the. trip will be made under cover, there will be no
postponement in case of rain. Maps of the Ann Arbor and Detroit Folios will
be used. The fare will be one dollar for each member.
Frank Leverett.
International University World Cruise:
Moving pictures of countries visited, the social events tendered cruise party
by various countries, and life on board ship will be shown Thursday, May 10,
at 7 p.m., in Room 304 at the Michigan Union. Interested students aret
cordially invited.
Marian Struble Freeman.
iUniversity of Michigan 'Varsity Band:
Formation this afternoon at 5:15 o'clock at Morris Hall (Concert for
State High Schools at Masonic Temple and dinner.) Full uniform.
Gordon W. Paceker, Drum Major.
'Varsity Glee Club:
Members of the Glee Club will meet at the Masonic Temple at 5:30
'clock, Thursday, May 9. Informal.
Herbert J. Palmer, Manager.

"If Thornton Wilder's 'Bridge of San
Luis Rey' becomes a classic, it will
be because of its style," said Dr. Cla-
rence D. Thorpe, associate professor
of rhetoric, in commenting on the
Pulitzer prize awards. "It is this qual-
ity which, probably, brought it to the
attention of the judges; though the
clharacter analysis has been done skill-
fully and neatly."
Dr. Thorpe proceeded to demons-
trate how "The Bridge of San Luis
Rey" fulfilled the conditions of the
Pulitzer awards in that it was "the;
American novel published during the
year which best represented the whole
atmosphere of American life and the
highest standards of American man-
ners and manhood." The story which
is one of old Peru has been termed
a metaphysical study of live. Dr.
Thorpe , showed how Wilder in us-
ing the analytic method in discover-
ing the fundamental causes; employed
a method of thinkiig by Americans.
He considered the book also as re-;
presenting the American spirit in that
it does not give a solution, but is in-
derminate. On the other hand, Dr.
Thorpe believed that the basis upon
which the book was given was in-
teresting in that the tone of the en-+
tire book was exotic, and that it was
a romantic reaction against super-
charged realism.+
Commenting on Eugene O'Neill's
"Strange Interlude" which won the
drama prize as being "the original,
American play which best represents
the educational value and power of'

the stage in raising the standards of
good morals, good taste, and good
manners," Dr. Thorpe felt that O'Neill
is making a daring experiment in
technique since he is attempting to
do in a play what authors are doing
in novels. Formerly it was thought
that that was impossible but the solil-
oquies of the "Strange Interlude"
which, incidently O'Neill has develop-
ed to a greater extent than any other
dramatist, have accomplished the im-
possible. If there is any fault to be
found with the play, Dr. Thorne claims
that it is the absence of material left
for the imagination. He further adds
that he disagrees with those critics
who claim that the "Strange Inter-
lude" violates the traditions of unity
since the play center about the reac-
tions of a woman in an incident of her
life. .Dr. Thorpe considers O'Neill to
have made a powerful representation
of a phase of a woman's life.
Speaking on the Pulitzers prizes in
general, Dr. Thorpe disproved Sin-
clair Lewis' stand of two years ago
when he refused the prize for his nov-
el "Arrowsmith." Dr. Thorpe contends
that the falsity of Lewis' position has
adequately been proved by Eugene
O'Neill who has won the prize for the
third time without losing any of the
independence of an artist. In fact,
O'Neill has done more experimenting
than any other dramatist in the coun-
try. His latest prize winner marks
an improvement over his former prize
takers, "Beyond the Horizon," and
"Anna Christie."

Lilli Dillenz, Viennese actre'ss who got as far as the Azores on an at-
tempted westward Atlantic; flight last year, is ready to try again in the Ger-
man Europa, sister ship of the Bremen. She is shown with her husband
(center) and Johann Risticz, Gern'an pilot who will be at the contr6ls.
Synchrophone H as
Great Possibiities

Classes In Political
Science Hold Ballot


Members of political science classes
yesterday voted in a straw election on
preferences for a commission on the
Mississippi flood control. Ballots were
passed in classes and each student
voted for five commissioners. It was
assumed that Congress had authorized
the choice of the commissioners to
consider the problem of Mississippi
flood control. This commission was
to be chosen by the Hare system of
proportional representation.
On the ballot were listed the names
of Henry M. Baker, national director

trandi Concert .iehigan State Music Contest:
Several thousand High School boys ,and girls, who will be in attendance
t the Michigan. State Music Contest, to be held in Ann Arbor, will as-
enble in Yost Field House, Thursday afternoon, May 10, at 3:30 o'clock, for'
massed concert in which they will all participate. The vocal groups will
e led by Earl V. Moore and the instrumental groups by Joseph E. Maddy.
The program will be as follows: Christiansen: .Beautiful Saviour,
chindler: Home of Liberty, Gibbons: Silver Swan, Massed Mixed. Chorus
all classes); Rebman-Clark: "Grieg Suite" Orchestras Class C; Vaughn Wil-
lams: Loch Lomond, German: Peaceful Night, Handel Spro'ss: Where'er You
Valk, Boys Glee Clubs, Short Talk, "Colors and Music" Fielding H. Yost,
)irector of Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Michigan; R. Straus:
erenade, Huhn: Destiny, Orchestra, Classes A and B; Announcement of
Vinners' by the Judges; America, Massed Choruses and Orchestras.
The general public will be ,admitted without admission charge.
Ciiarles A. Sink.
'rescott Club:
The final meeting of the year will be held in Room 151 Chemistry Build-
ag on Thursday evening, May 10. Members are urged to be present at 7:30
'clock for the election of officers. The members of the Detroit Branch of!
he American Pharmaceutical Asso ciation will be guests of the club at this
me. Dr. E. F. Volkweiller, chief chemist of the Abbott Laboratories of Chi-
ago will be the sipeaker of the evening. Anyone interested is invited to at-
Richard C. Byce, President.
egro.Caucasian Club:
Election of ofiicers. Thursday, May 10, at 8 p.m., in the Michigan Union.
Donald F. White.
ryouts For Comedy Club:
Spring tryouts for Comedy club will be held Friday, May 11, at 3 o'clock
i Newberry Hall Auditorium. Candidates will please be prepared to give a
wo minute selection from some play. Roy G. Curtis, President.
argoyle Business Staff:
There will be an important meeting of the new Upper Staff today at 4
Carl Fauster, Business Manager.
There will be an important meeting of Quarterdeck in Room 302 Union
7:15 p.m., Thursday.
R. H. Davis, Steward.

of the Red Cross; Calvin Coolidge,
president of the United States; Dwight
I F. Davis, -secretary of war; Charles
G. Dawes, vice president; Pat Ha rri-
son, senator from Missouri; Herbert
C. Hoover. secretary of commerce;
David F. Houston, former secretary
of agriculture; and Major Edgar Jad-
win, chief of engineers on the depart-
ment of war. Then followed Frank
0. Lowden, former governor of Illi-
nois; Edwin T. Meredith, former se-
cretary of agriculture; James A. Reed,.
senator from Missouri; Senators Jos-
hel E. Ransdell, Joseph T. Robinson,
and Thomas J. Walsh, together with
William H. Thompson, major of Chi-
Students were asked to select the
commission of five from among these,
voting in tie order of their prefer-
ence and numbering the choices. All
ballots were mailed to Mrs. J. M. Van
Slyke, Chicago, Illinois, who is con-
ducting a series of experiments with
the Hare system of proportional re-
presentation. John J. George of the.
Political - Science department had
charge of the election.
"What's wrong with this picture?"
is one of the stunts which the fresh-
man girls of the University of Min-
nesota >are invited to see at an eti-
quette dinner given, by a charm school
interest group at Minnesota. Invita-
tions were in the fornm of miniature
Emily Post etiquette books.

Three members of the Romance
Language department are going a-
broad this summer and one has been
engaged to teach at Columbia uni-
versity, it was announced yesterday
by Prof. Hugo P. Thieme, of the
French departrrent. Professor Thhde
also announced that five new instruc-'
tors will assist in the department next
Two of those going abroad, Prof.
John R. Reinhard of the Romance'
Languages, and Newton S. Bement,
of the French department, will visit
Europe. Professor Thieme will visit
Alaska, and Warren F. Patterson, al-
so of the Romance Languages depart-
ment, will teach at Columbia,
Two of the five new instructors will
devote their full time to teaching, it
was stated, and three will divide their
time between teachng and graduate
The incumbents of these inStructor-
ships have been tentatively named.
according to Professor Thieme, iat
their appointment has not yet been
confirmed by the Board of Regents.

back the burden of all the lesser mis-
sionarie's who are going to set the
world right by all sorts of applica-
tions and misapplicatiois of his th'eor-
ies. They are admirable, these mis-
sionaries; but they are not Tolstoy.
Nor are they a good substitute. Per-
haps the Centenary edition which is
being published i~n England now will
restore his status as a literary man.
"That has been disputed by Chek-
Ihov," Professor Jack went on to say,
"though only temporarily. .Thi's ar-
tist, preaching moral defeatism with
superlative artistry, appealed to a lost
generation which had no convictions
and wanted none. But we cannot go
on forever admiring Checkhov's ad-
mirable sterile art. Tolstoy, the poet
of humanity, of religion, of positive
values, will prove to have the greater
stamina. I imagine he will regain a
prcstige even higher than his first
success, and, if he does so, it will be
mainly because his novels and tales--
such as 'Anna Karenina' and 'Ivan'-,
have in them an attitude to exper-
ience which is positive, organic, con-
structive. The man's nature lies in
them. It was a nature richer and
more fruitful than Chekhov's."
Professor Jack concluded by saying
that Tolstoy's book on art cannot be
entirely accepted, for it sub'stitues
ethic for esthetic and arrives at the
intolerable conclusion that "Uncle
Tom's Cabin' is greater than "King
Lear." Yet he was absolutely right in
insisting on the ethical justification of
art and his tales contain the best an-
swver to the question "'What is Art?"

With this invention, movies will
have their own accompaniment work-
ed out by experts before release. A
cue sheet will be sent to exhibitors
whereby the proper records .will be
played at the proper timre, assuring
an unbroken musical presentaton in
keeping with the continuity "of the
Coach Fielding H. Yost will be one
of the principal speakers at a ban-
quet of all C.M.T.C. trainees who are
holding a reunion at the Crystal ball-
room, Masonic Temple, in Detroit on
Friday, May 18. The banquet is being
given for all men who have attended,
any of the C.M.T.C. training camps.
Speaking with Coach Yost will be
Major General Guy M. Wilson, com-
manding officer of the Michigan Na-
tional Guard; Colonel Henry . Eame-
es, who will command Camp Custer
this sumer, and Phelps Newberry, ci-
vilian aide for Michigan to Secretary
of War Davis. This will be the first
reunihn and rally held in Michigan. It
has been planned in an effort to ob-
tain state enthusiasm for the citizen's
military training camps which wll be
held at Camp Custer during the sum-
Texas-Students in the school of
Journalism were given an opportun-
ity to edit the city newspapers in
Austin a short tin'r'e ago.

convention at Houston today were
pledged to Gov. Alfred E. Smith as
long a's his name is before the con-
The 26 district delegates, with one
vote each, and eight delegates at large,
the later with a half vote each, were in-
structed and qualified for Smith at
the convention here today.
Vociferous acclaim greeted every
mention of the New York governor's
name, drowning all opposition and
when the Smith resolution was put not
a dissenting voice was raised.
The only note of the convention that
might have been termed unharmon-
ious was struck by Dr. Frank Jar-
"vis of Grand Rapids who with a few
adherents opposed binding delegates
to Smith until agreed upon by the
delegate's themselves. His motion to
put' the resolution to a vote, however,
was not put to a vote.
Any menion of the name of the New
York governor was a spark that set
off prolonged demonstrations among
the delegates and the applause
reached a climax during the keynote
speech of George A. Burke of Ann
Pandemonium broke loose when
SSmith's name was mentioned. The
convention leaped to its feet almost
to a man and the howling and whistles
of the delegates drowned out the band
playing the Democratic war song,
"Sidewalks of New York." It was
several minutes 'before order could be
restored and' the busi'ne'ss of the meet-
ing taken 'up ,again. The demonstra-
tions were repeated time and again.
The convention interrupted its de-
liberations long enough to hold a pre-
primary .conference which shaped a
platform for the fall campaign which
contained the followintg planks:
"Law enforcement, economy in the
state government, a state income tax,
repeal of the administrative board act,
}abolish state police except for high-
! way patrol. purposes,: amend the elec-
tion laws to eliminate corruption and
,to revise the Republican primary and
'election system, pre-party caucuses,
a pay-as-you-go policy for highways,
amendment to the constitution and
primary 'school laws for the benefit of
the poorer counties, the lake to the
sea waterway, opposing convict labor
contracts in state penal insitutions.
The conference endorsed C. F. Ben-
edict of .Lake Linden, Dr. Angus Mc-
Lean, Edward Frendrom of Hudson
and George Weadoct of Saginaw for
the party nomination for-United States
William A. Com'stock of Detroit,
Judge Frank Murphy, and James B.
Ralph, Kalamazoo, were endorsed for
governor. For Lieutenant Governor,
Vedor Elserdiek, Grand Rapids;
Frank Sawyer, Grand Blant; John B.
Buddihy, Calument were endorsed.
OHIO WESLEYAN--Announcement
has been made that the city of De-
laeare, Ohio, is carrying on ; city
wide canvass to increase the budget
of the University $6,500.___,___

I For

Motion pictures taken by a student
on last year's Floating University
cruise around the world will be shown
tonight at 7 o'clock in Room 304 of
the Union. 'These will include views
of the 28 countries visited on the eight
months cruise, and will show many of
given by officials and students at the
floating university's ports of call.
Those interested are cordially invit-
Los Angeles)-Miss Mary Brian, film
actress, presented the six "Prom Mis-
ses" at the Junior Prom held here
recently. The six were chosen by Miss
Ruth Taylor, star of "Gentlemen Pre-
fer Blondes" from a group of twenty-
five names chosen by the students.

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