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Marie Montana, And Benno Rabinof
Will Comprise Afternoon's
Concert Series
Two concerts on the May Festival
program will be given today, the first
at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon with
Marie Montana, Benno Rabinof, and
the children's festival chorus, and the
second at 8:30 o'clock tonight fea-
turing Leonora Corona, the Univers-
ity choral union, and Percy Graing-
Six solos willbe sung by Miss Mon-
tana this afternoon, including a well
known aria from "The Pearl Fishers."
In addition she will sing RachmanI-
off's "In the Silence of the Night."
Miss Montana made her Ann Arbor
debut here last night when she sang
the role of Sister Clare in the opera,
"St. Francis of Assisi."
Rabinof To Appearc
Rabinof, a violinist, will make his
initial May Festival appearance thisi
afternoon when he plays four num-
bers. His first selection will be a spec- i
ial concerto for violin and orchestrai
in E Minor, Opus 64 by Mendelssohnt
while Chabrier's "Waltz Scherzo,"E
Kreisler's "Gypsy Caprice," and Pag-i
mini's "Witches' Dance" will complete
his numbers for this afternoon's con-i
Friday night of the May Festival is
traditionally known as artist night
and a prima donna, Miss Corona, will
have the main placeson theprogram. 1
As did Margaret Matzenauer in the
concert on Wednesday night, Miss1
Corona will present several of her
favorite aria's, which have servedas
frequent vehicles for the presentation
of her artistry. - Puccini's two arias,.P
"In Quelle Trine Mordine" from
"Manon" and "Vissi D'arte" from~
"Tosca" are among the songs she will
give toight.
Grainger Will Conduct
In addition, Percy Grainger will
conduct the University choral uniont
and the Chicago symphony orchestra4
when he presents one of his own com-
positions, "Marching Song of Demo- G
As is custmary, the symphony or-r
chestra will hold the main attention
on the program, tomorrow afternoon
sharing the afternoon's program with r
Percy Grainger who will play several1
selections on the piano. An overture,1
"The Roman Carnival," Opus 9 byr
Berlioz, and a symphony by Tehaik-
owskiwill together comprise the work
of the orchestra for tomorrow after-
"Aida," Guiseppe Verdi's popular
opera in four acts, will climax the
thirty-fifth MayaFestival, when ittis
presented tomorrow night by a large
group including Leone Kruse, Marion
Telva, Thelma Lewis, Paul Althouse,
Mario Basiola, Chase Baromeo, Frank
Ryan, the choral union, and the Un-
iversity club as well as the Chicagoi
Symphony Orchestra conducted on<
that occasin by Earl V. Moore of the
School of Music.
Exercises for the dedication of the
tablet in memory of the late Prof.-
Joseph Baker Davis will be held at
3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in thea
Engineering quadrangle. Professorg
Baker, who died in March, 1920, was
in continuous service for the Univers- ;
ity from 1872 until his retirement as
Professor of Geodesy and Surveyingi
in 1910. He was also assistant dean
of the Engineering college from 1904
until 1910.
At the exercises tomorrow after-
noon, addresses will be given by

George H. Fenkell, '95, on "Professor
Davis, the Engineer;" by Gardner S.
Williams, '89, on "Professor Davis'
Service to the College of Engineer-
ing and to the University;" by Louis
E. Ayers, '08, on "Professor Davis and
Michigan Engineers;" by George M.
Air es, '85, on "The Influence of Pre
fessor Davis on the Younger Men."
The tablet, which will be plajd in
the wall of the Engineering Arch,
will be unveiled by Carleton W. An-
gell, the artist and designer. The me-
morial will be presented to the Uni-
versity by Professor Clarence T.
Johnston of Geodesy and Surveying

"By placing the choice of the Union's
president and recording secretary up-
on a strictly merit basis, the new plan .
of selecting these officers for the Un-
ion will insure that capable men, who
have become familiar with all the de-
tails of operating the Union through'
their three years' work on committees,
will be chosen for these positions," de-
clared Professor Henry C. Anderson
of Mechanical Engineering and mem-
ber of the Board of Directors of the
Union, in an interview yesterday.
"Further, I believe the plan is a
step in the right direction because it
will give the student who works on
the committees some assurance that
he will be considered for the presi-
dency; it will be a reward for those
whose work merits the honor. The
idea is to place an incentive before
Will Publish Two Extra Editions
Following Senior Class Day
And Commencement
Appointments to the editorial staff
of the Summer Daily were made7 yes-
terday by J. Stewart Hooker, manag-
ing editor of the publication. The
Summer Daily, it is announced will
not only appear throughout the sum-
mer session but will publish two ex-
tras, one following the Class Day ex-
ercises on June 15 and the other fol-
lowing Commencement, June 18.
The staff as appointed is as fol-1
lows: editorial director, Paul J. Kern,
'29, city editor, Lawrence R. Klein.
'30; women's editor, Eleanor Scribner,
'29Ed; books, Kenneth G. Patrick, '29
and Kathryn Sayer, '29; Music and
Drama editor, Stratton Buck, '28;a
and Toasted Rolls, Lawrence R.
Klein, '30.
The night editors who have been se-
lected to date are: Charles S. Mon-1
roe, '30, George E. Simons, '30, Martin
Mol, '30, and Alex Bochnowski, '29
The reporters are Margaret Arthur,
'29, Isabel Charles, '30, Alward Shaw,
'30, Bertram Askwth, '31, and Jack
Sumner, '30.
The Summer Daily will begin ac-
tual publication on the first Tuesday1
after the beginning of the session.
The Books department being intro-
duced into the regular Michigan Daily
will be a regular feature of the sum-3
mer publication.
Ray J. Wachter, '29, who was se-
lected business manager of the Sum-
mer Daily last week has not made
his appointments as yet. It is possi-
ble they will be announced some time
next week, however.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, May 17.-Sen.-elect
William S. Vare, of Pennsylvania, has
been invited to appear before the Reed
committe to make such statements,
about his primary election as he may
care to present.]
In inviting Vare to appear before
it, the committee is following the
same procedure it did in the case ff
Frank L. Smith of Illinois when it
was referred to the committee along
with Vare early in the season after
the Senate had denied seats to both
men because of large expenditures in
their primary campaigns.
Smith declined to submit himself
further to the jurisdiction of the com-
mittee and later resigned to run a-
gain for the nomination. He was de-

feated in the recent primary and so
was eliminated rom the picture Po far
as the Senate is concerned.
Proceedings Saturday will be en-
tirely apart from the contest which
has been brought for Vare's seat by
William B. Wilson, his Democratic op-
ponent in the 1926 senatorial election
in Pennsylvania.

all underclassmen who are working
for the Union. At the present time,
three years' work may be thrown away
by the lack of a strong enough polit-
ical machine to win the presidency."
"The change in the method of se-
lecting these men is most important
now, since the Board of Directors in
the last constitutional amendment pro-
vided for placing more responsibility
-on the student members of the board.
The proposed plan would attract the
highest type of men, and influence the
morale of the entire Union person-
"I think we should follow rather
closely the system of the Board of
Publications in their staff selections,
which are based on merit and are
popular on the campus." In conclud-
ing, Mr. Anderson said, "The tendency
of the policy of the Board of Directors
has been to place more and more re-
sponsibility on the student members
of the board. This new plan will be
a reward for the acceptance of this
added responsibility, and it will insure
that the responsibility will be taken
by capable men. The object of the
plan is not to un-democratize the Un-
ion, as the enlarged powers granted
to students in the last amendment in-
dicate, but to assure Union members
of a fine, capable administration."
Initiates Are Led About Campus Amid
Rings Of Traditional
Anvil Chorus '
To the tap of the hammer, the Vul-
cans, honorary senior engineering so-
ciety, initiated sixteen members into
their society yesterday afternoon near
the old architectural building.
The initiates gathered outside of
the old architectural building about
4 o'clock sand entered into their du-
ties, some tapping the traditional Vul-
cans' anvil with thei' hammers, the
rest keeping a fire burning in a forge
by blowing on it. Afterwards, grimy
and besmeared with soot, they made
the rounds- of the campus blindfolded
and under the guidance of scarlet
cowled initiators. The initiation cere-
monies were terminated by a banquet
at the Union at which Dean Patterson
was the chief speaker.
The new members who were ini-
ated last night are: Harold W.
Bailey, Bernard M. Cain, Eugene East-
erly, William B. Fortune, John R. Gil-
martin, John R. Hall, John A. Hapke,
William R. Hough, George E. Hubbell,
Thoma's M. Leslie, George B. Martin,
Arthur L. McDonald, Charles F.
Moore, Otto P. Pommerening, Richard
J. Williams, and Thomas L. Yates.
(By Associated Press)
PUERTO CABEZAS, Nic., May 17.-
When the rebels destroyed the La
Luz mine last month, they postjlI a
defiance signed by Augustino Sandino
promising the destruction of ali Am-
erican-owned property that falls into
his hands, and bitterly condemning
the United States for its Nicaraguan
This letter was brought by I. W.
Amphlett, manager of the mine, when
he returned here today from an in-
spection trip to the property. He said
that the workings had been complet-
ely destroyed by the rebels, leaving
only two small buildings that were
not blown up by dynamite.
The letter signed by S'andino was

dated April 29 at the mine and ad-
dressed to Amphlett. It stated that
Sandino was' there personally to car-
ry out the destruction as a tangible
evidence of his protest against the
warlike invasion that the United
States government has made in this
territory "without any more right
than that of brute force."

Seator Vandenberg, Michigan, Wins
Struggle To Exempt State
Officials From Tax
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, May 17. - Minor
changes were made in the tax reduc-
tion bill today during -an all-day at-
tack by proponents of the 20 or more
amendments aimed at the measure
and the dragging debate carried the
Senate into the-third week of its con-
sideration of the bill with only a pros-
pect of final action tomorrow.
An amendment by Senator Frazier,
Republican, of North Dakota, increas-
ing the exemptions allowed clubs from
the 10 per cent club taxes from $10
to $25 was approved. Senator Brook-
hart, Republican, of Iowa, submitted
the amendment on behalf of the North
Dakotan, explaining it was proposed
in an effort to relieve many golf and
other small clubs which have dues
"only up to $25.
SAmendment Wins
After a strenuous fight Senator
Vandenberg, Republican, of Michigan,
won his amendment to exempt 'salar-
tes of officers and employees of the
state and municipal administrations '
1 from the income tax. This will affect
thousands of employees of state and
municipal waterworks and street rail-
way companies who are now taxed.
State and city taxe's are not subject to
federal taxation under a ruling by the
revenue bureau.
This amendment was carried by a
vote of 40 to 30, but another attempt
by Senator Vandenburg to allow re-
funds to the public utilities employees
of taxes collected since 1926 under the
present law was rejected 49 to 23.I
Senator Reed, Republican, of Pen-
nsylvania, renewed his attempts to
have insurance companies include in
their gross incomes which is subject
to taxation the profits which are re-
ceived from sale or disposition of
property. It was defeated, 45 to 21,
after a sharp discussion. .
The Pennsylvanian argued the in-
surance companies were escaping con-
siderable tax payments through their
dealings in property from which
heavy gains were made. Opponents
of the amendment rose on both sides
of the aisle to protest against in-
creasing such taxes.
ielay Proposal
The proposal of Senator Bingham,
Republican, of Connecticut, for re-
peal of the inheritance tax was put
over until tomorrow, because of the
absence of the senator from the city.
Western Republican Independents are
prepared to wage a real fight against
repeal of this tax.
WASHINGTON, May 17.bThe huge
appropriation program faced by the
70th Congress last December was vir-
tually rounded into shape today by
the Senate surrender in a long drawn
(conferencewith the House over how
Uncle Sam shall pay his share of the
District of Columbia taxes. That was
the last of the regular supply bills,
and tomorrow the eleventh hour de-
Ificiency "carry-all," taking care of
unexpected or overlooked needs of
the government, will come out of the
House appropriations committee.
Chosen To Promote

University Theater
With the end in view of promoting
greater interest in campus dramatics
as a whole, and interesting the ad-,
ministration in the founding of a Un-
iversity theater, a special committee
was appointed yesterd,,r afternoon
from among the members of Mimes
to work out a program. It is expected
that definite steps m'ay be taken by
the body before the close of school in
At the annual election of officers
for the coming year, Harlan Cristy, '29,
was chosen president, Carl Fauster,
'29, vice-president, and Hugh Claney,
30, secretary and treasurer. James
Yant, '31M, is the retiring president
of the organization.
The annual Mimes banquet, plar* ed
for May 26, will this year be made an
anniversary affair, and acceptances
are now being received from men x'l1
over the country who were at one
SiamA intrn'estQei in the Oner and /th-

Honoring 14 law students and one
professor, Barristers, senior law han-
orary society, yesterday afternoon
held their annual spring initiation.
Following the exercises on the cam-
pus a banquet was held in the Law-
yers' club.
Those called by the society are:
Prof. Horace L. Wilgus, of the Law
school, Edward E. Babcock, Alfred C.
Bowman, Roy H. Callahan, George E.
Christenson, William D. Cochran, Don-
ovan Y. Erickson, William C. Frue,
Milton F. Mallender, Robert S. Pflue-
ger, Hawley E. Stark, Fulton C. Vo-
well, Theodore T. Wood, and Robert
Y. Keegan.
Society Members To Act As Advisors
To Incoming Freshmen
Next Fall
Phi Eta Sigma, freshmen honorary
socleVy, will definitely endeavor to
install the honor system in the Lit-
erary college in conjunction with the
new University College, it was de-
cided at a meeting of the society held
yesterday in the Union, when the
plan read to the group by the com-
mittee appointed to investigate its
possibilities was fully approved.
According to the report of the com-
mittee' the honor system is not an
effort to prevent cheating, but rather
an attempt to outlaw it and to give
the college man decent conditions un-
der which to work. It further defined
the honor system as the procedure of
giving examinations with the studentsl
on their honor, instructors not be-
ing present but near at hand to an-
swer questions and furnish explana-i
It is not planned to take measures,
to install the system until it ca be,
definitely incorporated in the programr
for the University college, plans forf
which have not yet ben announced.
It is also firmly intrenched as a uni-
versity tradition.
In their approval of the program,
members of Phi Eta Sigma pledged
themselves to act as student advisors9
to the incoming freshmen next fall.
It is the intention that these membersI
shall discuss the honor system in the1
informal gatherings of the freshmenI
groups. The plan also provides for an
announcement and explanation of theI
system in one of the talks given by;
President Little during the course of
Freshmen week. Numerous other me-
diums of defining and expressing theI
system to the students are provided
for in the committee report.
When interviewed on the project,i
President Little expressed his satis-
faction that the idea came from the
students and not from the faculty. He
further commended the society in its
attempt to be something more than
a self-perpetuating organization.
(By Associated Press)
WIASHINGTON,b \fiy 17.-Further
action by Senator Copeland, Demo-
crat, New York, toward a Senate in-
vestigation of the shooting of Jacob
D. Hanson, of Niagara Fals, N. Y.,
by Glenn S. Jennings, a member of
the United States coast guard service
will not be taken until Jennings ha
been tried in a civil court.
He reached the conclusion after
Adm. Frederick C. Bullard, command-
ant of the coast guard, said at the
preliminary hearing by the commerce

committee that the service was the
judicial tribunal to determine the
blame in the matter.


Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg
Of Michigan, who yesterday won his
amendment in Congress to exempt sal-
aries of officers and employees of the-
state and municipal administration!
from the income tax. This bill will
affect thousands of state and federal
Members Of Bremen Crew Pay Tri-
bute To Mrs. Lindbergh IImmed-
iately On Their Arrival
(By Associated Press)
DETROIT, May 17.-Detroit, birth-
place of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh
and the home of his mother, today
heaped new honors upon the crew of
the Bremen.
In turn the three transatlantic fliers
who came to do honor as well as
be honored, enthusiastically greeted
and paid tribute to the mother of Am-
erica's air hero.
The two German members of the
Bremen crew, Baron Gunther von
Huenefeld and Capt. Hermann Koehl,
bent low and reverently kissed Mrs.
Lindbergh's hand when they met here
in the office of Mayor John C. Lodge
where they were officially welcomed-
Maj. James Fitzmaurice eagerly
grasped her hand and expressed his
happiness in meeting her.
It was a belated but no less enthus-
iastic reception that Detroit's thous-
ands gave the air heroes, although
much of ,the crowded program was
carried out under sombre skies and
intermittent showers.
The fliers who were to have arrived
yesterday, landed at the Ford airport
from Indianapolis in the Junkers
plane F-13, sister ship to the Bremen,
at 10:45 a. m.
They - announced latertoday that
they would remain in the city over
Friday for a "day of rest," and would
proceed to Albany, New York, Satur-
day morning. Originally they had
planned to leave Friday morning.
(By Associated Press.)
. Penn State 13, Princeton 0.
Villanova 8, Harvard 0.
Members of the Senior class of
the Literary college must pre'sent
their receipts to receive pro-
grams, invitations, and announce-(
ments from 1:30 to 5 o'clock to-
cday at the desk in the lobby of'
I University hall. No additional
ones may be secured.

Amendment Provides For Selection
Of Union Officials By
New Board
Detailed plans of 'the amendment
which will be submitted to the entire
Union membership at an assembly to
be held Wednesday, May 23, are virtu-
ally complete, according to William
E. Jeffries, grad., president of the Un-
ion. The proposed amendment if
passed will result in the selection of
the president and recording secre-
tary to the Union by the merit sys-
tem' beginning with the academic
year, 1929-30.
The project as endorsed by the
Board of Directors of the Union pro-
poses to change the selection of the
two Union officials from campus elec-
tion to choice by the 17 members of
the new board of directors which will
include eight students, four members
of the faculty, three alumni, and two
Union officials.
Require Large Attendance
In order that the Union constitu-
tion may be amended it is necessary
that 600 members be present at the
assembly and that the proposed am-
endment receive two-thirds of the
votes cast or a total of at least.400.
This meeting will be held at 7:30 o'-
clock next Wednesday night.
In view of an apparent lack of stu-
dent interest, it was proposed to
postpone. consideration of the project
indefinitely but urgent demands from
various sources lead to a decision on
the part of Union; officials to hold the
meeting anyway.
The proposed board in its organiza-
tion and expected operation is close-
ly modeled after the system used by
the Board in, Control of Publications
in picking the managing editors and
business managers of the various pub-

Comnmittee Named
The organization committee consis-
ting of President Jeffries, Prof. H.
C. Anderson, head of 'the mechanical
engineering department, and Archie
W. Diack, '29D, was named from the
board of directors almost two months
ago after Jeffries had brought stu-
dent opinion favorable to the revision
to the attention of the board. The
committee reported in favor of the
merit system project and a week later
it was endorsed by a unanimous vote
of the Board of Directors.
One 'change in the proposed plan
was made by the Board in endorsing
it. By this change, it is proposed that
the entire Board rather than a smal-
ler gr-oup of seven memnbers as was
first- suggested will meet in making
the appointments because of the
greater range of judgement which
will be brought to bear in considering
the -applicants.
Eight student nembers will sit on
the board in comparison with the
three which were slated for the or-
iginal group. Five alumni and fac-
ulty men were also added to the new
group by the change.
As outlined to the original commit-
tee, this application of the merit sys-
tem is designed to give continued
student control through election of
the vice president's, continuity 'and
stability by faculty and alumni mem-
bers, and general acquaintance with
all applicants by the entire person-
Need Recommendation
Although it will not be suggested
as 'a part of the constitutional amend-
ment, it was advanced from examina-
tion of the publications that each re-
tiring president and recording secre-
tary should submit to the appointment
board a recommendation which would
present at length the record, ability,
iand per'sonality of each applicant.
With this feature, thorough knowledge
of each candidate plus detached con-
~sideration have been advanced as 'ad-
vantages of the plan.
Action of the BQard of Directors
in endorsing the plan came as a re-
sult of the belief that the merit sys-
tem as applied in the plan would
eliminate political consideration from
student endeavor at the Union. Re-
ward for work done and recognition
of ability were the factors set forth
which it is believed will be better re-
cognized by the new system.


"Because his previous objections 'staple produce sold in Europe is low-
have not been met, it is extremely ering the American price, the support-
doubtful that the President will sign ers of the bill," said Professor Brown,
"believe that the domestic price can
the McNary-Haugen farm relief bill, be maintained by collecting a small
the conference report of which was fee from the producers and distribut-
adopted by the Senate Wednesday," is ing the loss entailed in the small sur-j
the opinion of Prof. Everett S. Brown, plus. The President states that this
of the political science departme.nt. involves price fixing and revenue in
"The President's principal objection addition to the expenses attached and
is the proposal of an equalization fee the danger of beaueaucracy."
of which he expressed his disapprov- "On the Flood Control measure
al when the bill was presented to him Congress met Coolidge's objections,
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Plans for the annual Senior ball)
to be held tonight in the ball room off
the Union have been completed and
the hall is in readiness for the festiv-
ities which will b-egin at 9 o'clock.
Decorations have been put up by a
committee headed by Mary Louise
Murray, '28, which transform the room
into a formal garden. The orchestra
will play under a canopy covered with
a mass of flowers, while in each corn-
er a lighted fountain will !add to the
color of the scene. The entire room
will be illuminated with ,a soft blue
light reflected on the massive white
pillars from behind banks of palms,
and orange light will glow from win-
dows surrounding the garden. An
arbor has been erected at one end of

have not already received them. More
than 275 tickets were ordered by the
committee, but more tickets were sold
than there weretfavors ordered.
Frankie Quartell's feature record-
ing orchestra has been secured to
furnish music for the affair. They will
play from 9 o'clock until 2. o'clock.
Quartell was formerly trumpeter with
Isham Jones but has had his own,
organization for some time.
Chaperones for the Senior Ball will
include President Clarence Cook Lit-
tle and Mrs. Little, Coach Fielding H.
Yost and Mrs. Yost, Dean Joseph A.
Bursley and Mrs. Bursley, and Mr.
Harvey C. Emery.
The committee in charge of the last


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