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Choral Union, Children's Chorus, And
Montana, Davies, And Koch '
Will Sing Tonight
Pierne's opera, "St. Francis of As-
sisi" will be presented tonight at 8:15
in Hill auditorium as the second fea-
ture of the thirty-fifth annual May
Festival which began last night.
Tonight's work is new to Ann Arbor
and is in the nature of a monumental
composition. It includes the well-
known selection "St, Francis Preach-j
ing to the Birds." The Chicago Sym-
phony orchestra, with Earl V. Moore.j
of the, School of Music conducting,
the University Choral Union, Ann Ar-
bor school children's chorus, and a
group of soloists including Marie Mon-
tana, Merle Alcock, Tudor Davies,
Chase Baromeo, Raymond Koch, and
Palmer Christian, all take part in
the presentation of Pierne's opera.
Text Based On St. Francis
The text of the well-known opera
is founded on incidents in the life of}
St. Francis of Assisi, that gay young
son of a rich merchant, who became
a profound mystic, a martyr, an ascet-
ic, a Troubadour in the truest sense of
the word as well as a lover of men.
Francis is said in the story to be car-
rying forward a glorious spiritual ad-f
venture, giving his wealth to the poor,!
gathering about him a group of men
similarly fired with the gospel of
prayer and good works. The English
translation is by Claude Aveling.
Marie Montana, in the role of Sis-
ter Clare, will make her first local
appearance tonight. She first gained
a reputation as a soprano of quality
when she sang there in many of the
municipal opera companies. Her role
for tonight is said by critics to be
a rather difficult one. She will also
be a soloist at tomorrow afternoon's
special children's program.
Will Introduce -Davies, Koch
Tudor Davies and Raymond Koch
will likewise be introduced to local
concert goers in tonight's perform-
ance. Tudor Davies is a tenor whose
reputation was gained through work{
with the British national opera com-
pany. He came to this country to
fill a few special engagements at
Philadelphia and other Eastern cen-1
ters. His part as Saint Francis is
said to be a heavy, brilliant one, but
extremely exacting, requiring great
ability for its proper interpretation
throughout.. Raymond Koch, contraryf
to Davies, first became known in this
country. His first distinction was gain-I
ed with the American Opera company.-

Tarantula Languishes In Store
As Pal Quits To Enter Museum

Still alive but looking a bit peaked
after his long confinement, the Taran-
tula that came to Ann Arbor last
Tuesday continues to crawl about in<
his glass jar, vainly searching for
the bunch of bananas that brought1
him here. But as each day passes he
grows more weary, more depressed-
tired of it all.1
Last week, when he was on dis-I
play with his stowaway pal, the ba-
by Boa Constrictor, in a State street
grocery store window, this Central
American Tarantula was the cyno-
sure of all eyes as he strutted about
in his glass cage, and he fairly re-
veled in the sudden flood of publicity
that was the result of his runaway
prank. People stared, women uttered
little frightened shrieks, and traffic
knotted itself into lugubrious tangles
as people crowded and pushed to see.
He was a hero.
But this week, relegated as he is to
the back of the store among the can-
ned goods and dried prunes, he seems
to have lost all interest in life. In
fact, he looks downright discouraged.
A fickle public has raised him to the
heights of glory and then cast him
May 31, June 1 and 2 Are Chosen For
Special Examination Dates
In Literary School
Special dates ahead of the regular
examination period for examining sev-
eral large courses were announced
yesterday through the Recorder's of-
fice by Prof. Harry C. Carver, who
has arranged the schedule. The new
dates make use of the University holi-
day on Memorial day, and the Thurs-
day and Friday before the regular ex-
amination period opens on Saturday,
June 2. These special dates apply
to students in the College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts only.
By agreement of the faculty of the
Literary college, bolts in classes on
Thursday, May 31, and Friday, June
1, necessitated by attendance at the
examinations, will be ignored, provid-
ed students can show that they were
taking examinations.
Public speaking 31 and 32 will be
examined W.ednesday morning, May 30
and German 1 and 2 will be examined
in the afternoon. Geography 2 will
be examined on Thursday morning,
May 31, and Political Science 32 will
be examinedin the afternoon. Zool-
ogy J1 will be examined on Friday
morning, June 1, and Sociology 51 will
I be examined in the afternoon.
The new plan of having several ex-
aminations 'ahead of tim is being
used forstherfirst time this semester,
as it has, previously been the prac-
tice to have most examinations occur
within the regular period set aside for
The regular examinations hours
from 9 to 12 o'clock in the morning
and from 2 to 5 o'clock in the after-
noon will be observed, according to
Professor Carver.
Competition in this year's 10 mile
swim contest in the Union pool will
be brought to a close on the night of
May 25, instead of on June 1 as was
originally planned, it was announced
at the Union last night.
The change in date has been made
in order to allow time for the ordering
of the medals, 45 of which have been
earned to date. The change was ne-
cessitated, it was explained, so that
the medals may be ordered and de
livered in time for presentation to the
I winners before the close, of school
This would be impossible were the
competition to be continued until a

later date.
(By Associated Press)
PEKING, May 16-Peking, with cap
ture by Nationalist soldiers though'
comparatively near, was outwardly
quiet tonight. Larger patrols in the
streets, both in the natiye city an
f foreign concessions, the strict enforce
ement of the curfew laws (10 o'clock)
Showever, revealed the real feeling
- here.
s 1Throughout the day, Japanese sol
diers night be seen working actively
providing quarters for several hun-
dred of their troops in the vicinity
iof the former Austrian legation an

away like a forgotten thing. He ap-
pears to be dying of nostalgia, and it
is feared that only an ocean voyage
can save him.
The Boa Constrictor, on the other
hand, has, with all his reptilian cun-
ning, endeared himself to the Univer-
sity keepers of animal curiosities and
has thus entered college with no cre-
dits whatsoever, outside of being in
a satisfactory physical condition. It
is true that he will be an object of
interest, but in time he will die and
remain thereafter in a stuffy museun
or wherever they keep stuffed snakes;
in which case he will be no better off,
mentally, than his stowaway pal.
Disappointed Throng Waits In Drizzle
At Ford Airport For
Atlantic Heroes
(By Associated Press)
DETROIT, May 16.-A vast thrig
of approximately 2000 persons waited
in vain here today to hale the three
Bremen transatlantic fliers, who late
today decided to spend tonight in In-
dianapolis and complete their trip to
Detroit from St. Louis tomorrow.
Braving a drizzling rain, which fell
intermittently throughout the day, ap-
proximately 30,000 persons, about
half of them with umbrellas, waited
for hours at the Ford airport, where
the famous airmen were scheduled to
land, while other thousands; lined
thoroughfares for a distance of more
than a mile.
An area around the city hall, where
the Bremen crew was to have been
presented to the public this afternoon
was packed throughout the afternoon
a~nd the crowds did not disperse until
it was announced that the disting-
uished visitors had decided to post-
pone their visit because of unfavor-
able weather.
The city was dressed up in flags of
the Irish Free state, the German re-
public, and the American colors, and
elaborate decorations had been pre-
pared for the great ovation.
Advised of the decision of the fliers
to remain in Indianapolis, members
of the Detroit reception announced
that tomorrow's crowded program
would be carried out as planned when
the fliers arrived, and that other re-
ceptions featured would be curtailed
unless the visitors could be persuad-
ed to extend their visit over Friday.
crew of the transatlantic monoplane,
after a flight from St. Louis in the
sister F-13, decided to remain in In-
dianapolis over night and depart for
Detroit at 6:30 o'clock tomorrow
morning. Poor visibility was given as
the reasons for not continuing the
flight to Michigan this afternoon.
The crew, composed of Capt. Her-
mann Koehl, Maj. James Fitzmaurice,
Baron Gunter von Huenefeld and two
companions, landed at Schoenfield
y Fort Benjamin Harrison, at 2:27 o'-
clock this afternoon after flying a-
gainst strong headwinds for more than
two hours.
(By Associated Press)
LANGLEY FIELD, Va., May 16.-
The development of a light-weight, oil
burning motor and other advances in
- scientific research expected to reduef
the hazards and costs and increase th
usefulness of airplanes have been ex
plained before American aircraft en
a gineers here by the National Advi
sory committee for Aeronautics.

The heavy-oil fuel engine for .air
craft, weighing less than three pounds
per horsepower, has been devised in
S the committee's laboratories her
after five year's of experiment. A
one-cylinder model was demonstrate(
- to the commercial engineers Tuesda3
- during the third annual aircraft en
y gineering research conference, and i
e was made known that the experiment
d have advanced far enough now' t
warrantthe construction of multi
cylindered motors for actual use it
g aircraft.
d Dean S. T. Dana of the School o
- ri l- iii AnTom 102 ii

lonce Approves Government Control
Oif Muscle Shoals With Vote
Of 1201 Against 165
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, May 16.-Exercis-
ing freely its rights to the free and
unlimited coinage of phrases, the
Senate, put in a seven-hour day to-
day. It adopted the conference report
on the McNary-Haugen farm relief bill
without a record bill, the similar re-
port of the merchant marine policy
by a vote of 51 to 20, and a resolu-
tion to investigate the five-cornered
Republican senatorial race in New
Jersey, without a roll call. Then it
sat a while tonight to clean up small-
er bills it had found no time to dis-
cuss during daylight hours.
On the House side, the Muscle
Shoals government corporation bill
went through finally by a vote of 251
to 165, with only 15 members of the
House not accounted for. That is al-
most a record. Then the House ap-
proved a project for congressional in-
vestigation of the Wright plane going
Ito the British museum for historical
I preservation. Tomorrow it will take
up the barge line extension bill.
Blaine Speaks At Length
In the senate, despite an extra hour
in the morning, granted in the hope
j of getting the merchant marine bill
through to the President without more
(delay on tax debate, it took actually
more than five hours to reach the
vote. Blaine, of Wisconsin, made two
speeches, aggregating nearly three
hours, and other members of the farm
I bloc helped out.
While the Blury over the ship bill
was at its peak, a sudden move by
Chairman McNary of the agriculture
committee brought up the farm relief
conference report and it was hustled
through; but Shipstead's opponents
forced two roll calls, to go down
more than 2 to 1 each time. The rest
of the day was scheduled for taxes,
but Caraway, of Arkansas, brought
in his New Jersey investigation which
nobody opposed. It would extend pow-
er of the committee headed by Reed
of Missouri to make the inquiry, but
the Missourian rose to ask that he
be excused from the task. Before he
could get recognition, Bruce of Mary-
land was on his feet to renew his pro-
hibition fight of yesterday with Black
'of Alabama, and it was an hour or
more before the chance tonadopt the
Caraway resolution was offered.
Tax Reduction Considered
In the Bruce-Black interchange,
supplemented by Heflin of Alabama
who came to the aid of his colleagues,
sparks flew for a time, but finally the
Senate recessed without a word hav-
ing been said in the nearly seven
hours of speech-making on the tax
reduction bill that is its big, outstand-
ing job at the moment.
In committee, the senators investi-
gating campaign expenditures held the
1 spotlight, digging again into Hoover
and Smith activities. They learned
that Smith had some wealthy friends
who are willing to take a long ride
y with him financially just for old times'
sake, and that a Hoover man spent
$10,000 in the South to help line up
Hoover delegates there.-

- (By Associated Press)
- WASHINGTON, May 16.-The whole
strength of New Jersey's 31 delegates
at the Kansas Citysconvention was
a claimed for Hoover today by Senator
e Edge and Representative Fort of that
state. Every member of the delega-
d tion elected yesterday is either a
y Hoover man by personal preference
- assuming that President Coolidge is
t not a candidate, or was elected under
s a Hoover. pledge, Senator Edge said
o Representative Fort explained that
- in several districts, like his own, no
n preference as to candidates was shown
on the ballot which merely gave the
party designation. In some cases
Lowden delegates had filed, he added,
but these had been defeated in eacl
Y case by Hoover men.
f COLUMBIA, S.C., May 16.-A reso-
n I lntion to instruct South Carolina's 18

Officer Young, 4lias Andy Gump,
Pulls Trigger On Ailing Canine
B yTellit
Officer Young, better known to target practice. "Fact is," he de- i
hordes of student admirers as Andy clared, "I'm a one-shot man." Eye-
Gump, told yesterday in an exclusive witnesses testify that Gump crept up
interview granted The Daily how and on the dog from the rear and pulled
why he shot the dog whose gory the fatal trigger with the n-uzzle of
corpse decorated the walk at the his gun pressed to the skull.
northeast corner of Mason hall at 2 "As a matter of fact," Officer
o'clock in the afternoon. Young added, "the City Health offic-
He denied emphatically rumors to er had received several complaits
the effect that he was seeking revenge about a sick dog, and asked me to
on the loyal campus hounds that snap dispose of him. Being a good friend
at his legs and the wheels of his mo- of his, I shot the hound." Verification
torcycle as he drives up and down of this account came about half an
the driveway to the dean's office. hour after the dog's demise, when a
"Those dogs don't bother me," he as- health department car appeared and
serted proudly. removed the corpse.
He also denied that he was seeking Meanwhile considerable squeam-
ishness was noted among passers-bZ'
who detoured several feet around the
deceased animal. Flies and other na-
tural scavangers were having a field
I~rg R Tday when the health department ar-
'IIITE T r nu n Late last night the scene of the
shooting was marked only by a slight
inx, Triangle, And Web AnFlan excavation of the earth near Mason
Induct New Members An Flnge hall. Inquiry revealed that the dirt
Iu ystic Mmes had been used to cover up the canine
gore; the corpse was not interred at

Earl Fleischman Proposes Organization
Of Campus Dramatic Society
In Talk to Council


Thirty-one students and three pro-
fessors comprised the list of those ad-
mitted to membership in three hon-
orary campus organizations, Sphinx,
Triangle, and Web and Flange, at
their annual initiations held yesterday.
Followirrg the ceremonies, each ofl
the organizations later held a ban-
quet at the Union.
Ten members of the junior literary
class, having proved their mettle by a
long, perilous journey across the
burning sands and down the river
Nile were initiated into Sphinx, jun-
ior honorary society of the College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts,1
at their annual banquet last night at
the Union. The men who entered the
portals of the organization after pass-
ing through the initiation rites are:
George E. Simons, Edwin B. Poorman,
James Jordan, Charles D. Roth, Stan-
ton W. Todd, George E. Leonard, Sam-
uel F. Atkins, Robert C. Chapman,
George G. Squier, and Frank R.
While these events were transpir-
ing, eight members of the engineering
class scrubbed their way into Tri-
angles, junior honorary engineering
society. The Engineering Arch re-
ceived its semi-annual cleaning at the
hands of the neophytes. The men who
were iadmitted to that ancient organ-
'ization are: John S. Macdonald, Lud-
wig Emde, Theodore N. Will, John C.
Widinan, Robert N. Grunow, George E.
Holbrook, James C. Houston, and
Philip S. Cochran.
Web and Flange, honorary senior
civil engineering society also held
their initiation yesterday on the di-
agonal in front of the Engineering
arch, 16 men being admitted to the
society. The following are the men
iinitiated: Prof. Walter J. Emmons,
Prof. Gustavo Maldonado, Prof.
Walter C. Sadler, and the following
members of the class of '29E, Henry
L. Byrne, Robert Easterly, Lois W.
Fitch, Charles W. S. Grace, John R.
Hall, J. S. Hamel, John A. Hapke,
George E. Hubbell, Louis D. Kirshner,
Austin J. Paddock, Richard H. Shakel-
ton, Maxwell R. Wiard, and George W.
(By Associated Press)
KING'S BAY, 'pitzbegen, May
16.-The dirigible Italia had left- the
bleak shores of Franz Josef's land
behind it late today and was headedl
across the Polar sea to the little
known Leninland (Nicholas II land).
At noon Gen. Umberto Nobile re-
ported by radio to the suplly ship, the
Citta di Milano, in the harbor here,
that its position was longitude 70:40
east, and latitude 82:10 north. At the
time it was said there was little ad-
verse wind and ;little difficulty was
expected in making Leninland before
I midnight.
The sea beneath was a vast ice-
covered expance, the relief radio mes-
sages indicated, with little fog and
visibility good for 100 kilometers. At
Leninland, which roughly speaking is
30 degrees of the last given position
of the Italia, and is just north o
Taimyr peninsula, the northernmosi
point of Siberian mainland, it was
planned to lower three men to the
ground to conduct explorations. A
ice anchor will be used to moor the
dirigible temporarily.

the spot.
President Slieaks Before American
Federdaion Of Arts
SAt Capital
WASHINGTON, May 16.-A plea
for more art and beauty in the daily
life of the American people in order
that their "moral standards" might
be raised was made here today by
President Coolidge.
"It is especially the practical side
of art that requires more emphasis,"
Mr. Coolidge said in an address op-.



A review of last night's May
Festival concert held in' Hill au-
ditorium will be found in the
Theater, Books, and Music col-
umn on page four.

Tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
the third May Festival concert will in-
clude Miss Montana, Benno Rabinof,
violinist, the children's festival chorus,
the usual orchestral accompaniment
under Frederick Stock and Juva Hig-
bee, and Mabel Ross Rhead, the ac-
companist. Rabinof is giving his in-
itial concert of the May festival at
that time.
Grainger To Conduct Singing
Percy Grainger will personally con-
duct the Choral Union group singing
one of his own composition, "March-
ing Song of Democracy." In :addi-
tion, Leonora Corona will render sev-
eral solos. The Chicago Symphony
orchestra has several selections which
it will also give tomorrow night when
Frederick Stock and Percy Grainger
will be the conductors.
Saturday afternoon, as is the tra-
ditional custom, the orchestra will oc-
cupy the major portion of the program
and will play several numbers includ-
ing an overture, "The Roman Carn-
ival," Opus 9 by Berlioz and a sym-
phony by Tchaikowski in four parts.
Percy Grainger will play several
selections on the piano for the second
part of the program.
"Aida" will climax the thirty-fifth
May festival Saturday night when
many of the foremost of the artists
will combine in the presentation of
that well known opera by Guiseppe
Verdi. The University glee club will
make its only appearance of the fes-
tival when its members play the parts
sof priests. Mr. Moore will be the con-
ductor for the occasion.

ning a joint meeting of the American
Federation of Arts and the American I
Association of Museums. o
"We need to put more effort inte
ranslating art into the daily life of
he people," he added. "If we could
surround ourselves with fogrms ofe
beauty, the evil things of life wouldt
end to disappear and our moral
standards would be raised. Through C
>ur contact with the beautiful we seet
nore of the truth and are brought in-
o closer contact with the infinite..
"Our country has reached a point
where this, is no longer a visionaryr
desire but it is becom-ing an actualI
reality. With general prosperity withr
high wages, with reasonable hours of
labor, has come both the means and'
the time to cultivate the artistic spir-
"Philanthropy has given the people'
access, of all that is most beautiful in
form and colors. It is theirs without
money and without price, if they will1
but go and possess it. Out of our ag-
riculture, our commerce and our in-
dustry, we can see already emerging
a new spirit. The potential is becom-,
ing actual.
President Coolidge cited the Chicago
World Fair of 1893 and the Washing-
ton plan commission created in 1901
as two mighty influences in the artis-
tie awakening of the United St tes,
The great development of museuir-
was praised by him as affording in-
spiration for a revival of beauty in
this country.
"Aid in the extension of your work
has been given by various philanth-
ropic endowments," Mr. Coolidge told
this audience. "One is interested in..
the elevation of industrial arts in Am-
erica on the sound theory that beauty
in a commercial product is worth
while, not only materially, but also
esthetically, and that it gives an op-
portunity to bring art into the home."
A conference course for superinten-
dents, principals. supervisors and tea-
chers will be an innovation in the 1928
University summer session, ac prding
to Dean Edward 14. Kraus. The course
will be offered by the schcol of educa-
It will be informal and will deal
with phases of present day problems.
Regular enrollment in the summer'
session will not be required and no
academic credit will be given. Round
table discussions will be led by spec-
ialists in the various fields of educa-
tion, who will present topics supple-
mented by group discussion.
The program has been arranged in
1,1-c~ nla nlr rnai nr - .1Arnc f

At a combined meeting last night of
he retiring and of the newly-elected
embers of the Student council,
ourtland C. Smith, '28, retiring pres-
dent, thanked the old council for their.
ooperation, and turned over the chair
o Paul J. Kern, '29, new incumbent,
ho spoke inl appreciation of Smith's
ork and expressed a hope to follow
n his steps.
On the agenda of the meeting, Smith
ead a letter from the University of
Michigan club of Detroit, lamenting
he lack of courtesy shown by the stu-
ent body to athletic teams visiting
n Ann Arbor, with special reference
o the recent track meet between Har-
ard and Michigan. The letter deplor-
d specifically the lack of student re-
ponse to the generous Harvard cheer-
ng and the fact that the band was not
resent. The general tendency of the
tudent body to lose interest when
team begins to lose, and their desire
o have a thrill furnished them instead
f becoming a part o04the thrill were
lso decried.
Retiring Members Speak
In the discussion of the letter the
etiring members recommended to the
new council the fostering of such
rganizations as Blue Key to enter-
ain visiting teams, and the backing
f a proposal to secure an hour's cre-
lit or other suitable remuneration for
members of the band.
Earl E. Fleischman of the speech
lepartment outlined a proposal to the
ouncil to form a First Nighters' Club
with a closed membership of about
00 to include all those on the campus
nterested in dramatics. The purpose
f the club, he said, would be to give
i solidarity of opinion on dramatic
matters, to exert an influence toward
productions of a higher standard, to
eliminate competitive undermining of
the membership of various producing
;roups, and to provide an organiza-
tion to work toward a University thea-
Fleischman Asks Resolution
Fleischman asked for a resolution
f the council addressed to the dean
recommending the formation of the
proposed First Nighters' Club. It was
moved and carried that a committee
be formed of the council, Mimes, Play
production, and Comedy club to con-
rider the proposal with Fleischman.
In the absence of Jo H. Chamberlin,
'28, no official report was submitted
on the Burton memorial campanile,
but Smith anounced that the interest
of the Ann Arbor Alumni association
lad been enlisted, and that the class-
es of the University had promised
Richard S. Spindle, '29E, reporting
on the cheering section for the 1928
football season, said that all arrange-
ments had been made for a booth
to be maintained in the Union next
week to receive applications for seats
in the section. Attempts will be made
to reach next year's freshmen with
information on the cheering section
through the letters sent the freshmen
by the University during the sum-
Group Accepts Report
The council accepted the report of
John T. Snodgrass, '28, on the student
-onvocations of the past year, thank-
ing Reverend Henry Lewis and Mr.
James Inglis for their interest and
support. Snodgrass reported that the
committee on convocations had finish-
ed the year in good shape financially,
and that tentative dates had been set
for convocations next fall on Nov. 18
and 25 and Dec. 2 and 9. William Lyon
Phelps of Yale will 'be the first speak-
er on the new convocation series.
Summing up the accomplishments
of the past year, Smith pointed out
the fourteen discipline cases in which
the University Discipline committee
accepted the recommendations of the
Advisory committee of the council
with only one or two minor alterations
due to the introduction of new evi-

In an effort to make early arrange-
ments for the program of speakers for
next year's lecture series, the lecture
course committee of the Oratorical
association will meet next Tuesday,

Programs, invitations, and an- .
i nrnmrn~t will he distributed I

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