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Thirty-eight Classes Will Witness
"The Old Grad." And Specially
Scheduled Baseball Game
An all-alumni Sing and thirty-eight
class reunions will be features of this
year's Alumni reunion which is sched-
uled for Friday and Saturday, June
15 and 16, according to plans announ-
ced yesterday by Charles J. Rash,
general director of the affair. Although
attendance at reunions has dwindled
during many years, approximately
2500 alumni are expected in Ann Ar-
bor this year due to the efficient work
of the enlarged staff in the Alum'ni as-
sociation offices and due to the activi-
ty of the Class Secretaries organiza-
The Alumni Sing will be held for
the second time at 9 o'clock, Friday
night at Angell hall. A band stand
will be constructed, and arrangements
are being completed for the erection.
of a huge screen on which to flash the,
words of many old Michigan songs,
some of which date back forty or
fifty years.
Class of '73. Will Meet -
It is understood that possibly fifteen
of the twenty-three living members of
the class of '73 will be present at
the reunion. Through the efforts of
John P. Kirk, the class of 88L, is
The thirty-eight classes hold-
I ing reunions this year are: 73,
k 76M, 76D, 77M, 77D, 78, 78M, 78D,
78L, 81, 83, 88, 88M, 88L, 93, 93L,
98, 98M, 98L, 03, 03M, 03D, 04M,
I 05E, 06E, 07, 07D, 13E, 18, 1SM,
| 18L, 23M, 23L, 24M, 24L, 24E, 25E,
I 26L.


William V. Jeffries, grad., president
of the Union for the past year, and W.
Roger Greene, '28, recording secretary
during the same period, heartily en-
dorsed the proposed merit system of
selecting candidates to fill their of-
fices in interviews given j The Daily
"Under the present sy-stem," Jef-
fries declared, "there is too great a
chance of unqualified individuals to
secure the offices. Because a person
is a good vote getter, it is not in-
dicative that he will be a good admin-
- istrator.
"At present," he averred, " a com-
mitteeman may work arduously for
three years and then be unable to be
Ice-Bound Vessel Has At Last Been
Freed And Will Proceed
To Copenhagen
Professor William Tierbert Hobbs,
director of the'University Greenland
expedition, yesterday received a cable-
gram from Denmark which reveals
that the Disko, stuck in the ice off
the southern coast of Greenland for
the last several weeks, has at last
been freed and will be prepared to
take Professor Hobbs and his party
to the Mt. Evans observatory about
June 15. Through this fortunate cir-
cumstance the expedition will be de-
layed only about two weeks and a
half, Professor Hobbs estimates.
Professor Hobbs, who has been anx-
iously awaiting the news, will leave
Ann Arbor Wednesday for New York
and will sail Saturday to Copenhagen,
where he will await the Disko. The
freight of the party, which has been
in New York since the delay, will
sail on the same ship which ' takes
Professor Hobbs.
On June 5 the rest of the party,
Ralph L. Belknap, second in command,
L. R. Schneider, aerolqgist, Duncan
Stewart, assistant geodosist and geo-

elected to the higher offices due to the
fact that he does not possess the
faculty of being able to poll votes
from both the fraternities and the in-I
"If the new plan is put into effect,
the Board of Directors will choose
only the person who is deserving. The
selection will not be made in a hur-
ried manner, but the records of the
candidates will be thoroughly inves-
tigated," Jeffries concluded.
g Student interest will be stimulated
tremedously and a much higher type
of student will be drawn into compe-
tition for the Union offices," Greene
believes, "if the proposed amendment
goes into effect."
"This will naturally result," he con-
tinued, "in a better type of president
and recording secretary because men
will be more tempted to enter the
competition when they realize that
their work and merit will be judged
fairly, regardless of whether or not
they have powerful fraternity or polit-
ical backing."
"Under the new plan," Greene stat-
ed, "the selection will be made in such
a way that the Board' of Director3a will
be kept continually in close contact
with the men working in the various
departments and in voting will be in
a position to know personally the in-
dividual qualifications of each appli-
Party Leaders A greed That Reichstag
Is Doomed Without Cooperation
Of Winning Bloc
(By Associated Press)
BERLIN, May 21.-Returns today
from the election of a new reichstag
Sunday indicated that the Socialists
were the strongest political unit in
Germany. The Socialists registered de-
cisive gains whil the German Na-
tionalist party's losses wer.e conspi-




Repeal Of Tax On Automobiles
Involving $60,00,000
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, May 21-The tax
reduction bill was passed tonight by
the Senate tonight without a record
vote. The measure provides for a
slash of $205,000,000 in the burden of
the taxpayers.
In a desperate last minute drive
Republicans succeeded in eliminating
the bill the only important provision
won by the Democrats during the long
tax contest-the proposal for a grad-
uated scale of lower rates on corpor-
ations with ,incomes of $115,000 and
This action was won on a tie vote
after two roll calls, with Vice Presi-
dent Dawes deciding the issue. The,
elimination of the graduated scale
provision clipped $24,000,000 from the
total reduction provided by the mea-I
sure, thus bringing the total tax cut
within range of the $200,000,000 limi-
tation set by President Coolidge and
Secretary Mellon.
Chairman Smoot of the Senate fi-
nance committee in charge of the bill
mmediately asked that the SenateI
meet in conference with the House,
which voted for a $290,000,000 reduc-
tion and his request was acceded to.
Several days at least are expected to
be consumed in the efforts to obtain
a compromise between the Senate and
the House.
Corporations win the big chunk of
-he tax reduction melon, getting $94,-
'00,000 directly from its provisions.
The proposal of the Senate to cut the
corporation levy from 13 1-2 to 12 1-2
per cent accounts for $82,000,000 of
the reduction.
The provisions approved by both
'he Senate and House for an increase
'n the exemption allowed corporations
from $2000 to $3000 involved a loss in
revenue of $12,000,000.
The other main provisions of the re-
Auction program is the repeal of the
automobile tax, involving $66,000.000
in revenue.
Lindbergh FinishedI
Trans-Atlantic Hop
A Year Ago Today

Beginning with the June issue of with the June issue is the first which
the publication which will appear on has been made by the Gargoyle in
the campus Wednesday morning, the more than 20 years. It is especially
Gargoyle will inaugurate a new pot- noteworthy in that no other college
icy under which the price of the mag- humor magazine is offered today at
azine will 'be reduced from 25 cents to the same price though the Gargoyle
15 cents a copy, it was announced yes- probably prints more editorial mat-
terday in the Gargoyle business of- ter, contains more cuts, and uses bet-
fice. ter paper than any other student hu-
The new price is being tried in an mor publication. Prices for the others
effort to increase the number of Gar- range between 25 and 50 cents.
goyle sales. If successful, it will be' The coming issue is being planned
continued through next year. as a Commencement number and will
One of the oldest college humor include a number of takeoffs on grad-
magazines, the Gargoyle is rated by uating scenes. It is being edited by
magazine agencies and by College Htu- the new Gargoyle editors, who were
mor as well as by other colleges as appointed by the Board in Control of
one of the best in its field. During Publications less than a month ago,
the past year it has succeeded in be- Lichtenstein and Philip M. Crane, '29.
ing widely reprinted in other maga-
zines of the same type, its artists
have been recognized as the best, and
one of them Maurice Lichtenstein, '29, .
was awarded first prize in a nation
wide contest conducted by College
The change in price which comes



Constitution Provides That 600
Students Must Be Present
To Vote On Amendment


holding its first reunion since its grad- ' U..None'of the m'ajor parties was re-
uo r yradio expert, will sail to join
nation forty Years ago and all indi- garded as likely to obtain an over-
atnc frpoint toward a large attend- the Honbat is ardy aM whelming control in the new reich-
anTe from tis class. n the Erd t stag and parliamentary leaders, head-
The program will open with the Evansbel tesotes'o h ed by Dr. Gustav Stresemann, foreign
annual Alumni meeting and registra- Undoubtedly the shortness' of the e yD.Gsa teean oeg
ionn Room Alumni Memond rira- delay will cause little change in the minister and leader of the Peoples
tion in Room I7, Alumni Memorial plans of the expedition. The Green- party were determined to form a coal-
hall, Friday morning at 10 o'clock land storms will be studied to deter- ition ministry of S'ocialists, Centrists.
and is followed by a luncheon at mine what effect they have upon the Peoples party and Democrats. The
Betsy Barbour House and a specially winds of the Atlantic, and Belknap present cabinet, which terminates its
scheduled ball game at 3 o'clock in and Stewart will journey inland to official career as soon as the vote has
the afternoon, between Michigan's the edge of the ice and map the ice- been certified by the election com-
championship baseball team and M. cap for about two hundred .miles, un- missioner, is a coalition of a National-
S. C. Friday night a great many of the til it swings around to the coast. ists, Centrists and Peoples party.
classes will hold separate banquets . Professor Hobbs, with Belknap and The losses of the Nationalists were
and then all will gather in front of Stewart, will return to Ann Arbor in regarded as eliminating that party
Angell hall for the song fest at which time for the school session next fall from participation in the next min-
time pictures of some of last year's while Schneider, Baer, and Carlson, istry. Leaders of the three middle par-
football games will also be shown. will remain for the winter at Mt. Ev- ties were agreed that the reichstag
Will Hear Presidents Report ans to collect meteorological data. Es- was doomed to remain an impotent
Saturday murorning's plans include pecial effort will be concentrated on parliamentary instrument as long as
.the annual business meeting in Hill the glacial anticyclone, and material any cabinet attempted to run the gov-
auditorium, at which time committee ]will be collected by means of balloons. ernment without the active coopera-
reports and the President's report on tion of the Socialists.
the year's activities will' be presented, BREMEN WRECKED Approximately 331,000,000 Germans
and a luncheon in Barbour gymnas- voted in the national election of the
ium at 12:15. "The Old Grad," the Uni- IN NEW A TTEMPT reichtag and nine million of them
versity film, will be shown to the Al- - voted the Socialist ticket. The distri-
umni at a mass meeting in Hill audi- (By Associated Press bution of the votes among the other
torium at 1:30, after which they will NEW YORK, May 21.-The transat- parties was:
attend another baseball game with lantic plane Bremen lay wrecked on German National party, 4,444,000;
M. S. C. at Ferry Field. Nathan Pot- Labrador beach tonight, so badly dam- Center, 3,612,000; German People,
ter, who takes the leading role in the aged that the plans to fly her to New 3,094,000; Communists, 3,080,000;
campus movie, is secretary of his York were definitely abandoned. Democrats, 1,495,000; Bavarian Peo-
class and will be present at his class The salvaging operations appeared ples, 942,000; Economic, 1,366,000;
reunion here. The week end will be to be temporarily at a standstill, but Fascists, 777,000, and other parties.
completed with a Senate reception officials of the Junkers corporation 2,790,000.
Saturday evening, of America said they were negotiating
The medical and dental classes of to have the bhip dimanted an CABOT AND HICKEY
'76, '77, and '78 will hold a joint re- bATTEND MEETING
union which is being sponsored byvyage by steamer.
Victor H. iacsobng77D, Reports from St. Johns, N.F., were
Jackson, '77D, '78M, and that only mere details of her unsuc- Dr. Hugh Cabot, dean of the Medi-
'14 Hon. A. M. Governor .Fred Green, cessful attempts at a takeoff last week cal school and professor of surgery,
secretary of the class of '98L, will be had seeped out of the north, but a and Dr. Preston M. Hickey, professor
host to those of his class attending brief message from Long point, where of roentgenology, will address the
the reunion, at a dinner given in the the plane now is, indicated that the Wayne County medical society this
state capitol during one of the two Bremen did not even get off Uhe afternoon. Dr. Hickey will speak on
days. Many are expected to attend the ground before it cracked up so badly "X-ray Examination of the Stomach,"
annual reunion of the class of '81. Ias to preclude the possibility of a and Dr. Cabot will give a paper on
Franck Will Come , flight. "Surgery of the Stomach."
Some f thse idiviualsreturn- ,
ing from long distances to attend the iNOTABLES VISIT DOCTOR KELLOGG'S
affair are Harry A. Franck, '03, fam-AR
ous lecturer, author, and globe-trot-' FAMOUS BATTLECREEK SANITARIUM
ter, who is coming back' from thel
heart of Abyssinia, land 'Charles E. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, who made I when he is pretty well tired, Dr. Kel-
Tompkins, '98, 'OOM, who is return- two separate addresses here yester- f logg is seemingly unexhausted and
ling from medical missionary work in day, is without a doubt one of the most "rarin' to go." As Dr. Kellogg stated
Suifu, China to attend the reunion of interesting and picturesque figures in yesterday, he is often accused of
the class of '98. Mr. Franck has been this country today. working like a horse, but to make
famous as an author since he first Practically all of the most famous up for it, he eats like a horse, not in
circled the globeand related his ad- statesmen,diplomats, bankers, in the matter ofrquantity, but with the
ventures in a book printed in 1907, I fact everybody of note can be found proverbial "horse sense."
called "A Vagabond Journey Around 'at some time or other at the wlrld- This "horse sense" in eating con-.
the World." He was here as a speak- renowned sanitarium to which this sists of, from Dr. Kellogg's point of
er on the Oratorical lecture series doctor-scientist has contributed fifty- view, a complete vegetarian diet. In,
program last semester. five years of his life, an interview yes- his great Battle iCreek Sanitarium
Friday is to be known as Reunion .terday with his student chauffer, a there is not a bit of meat on the pre-
day and saturday as Alumni Day. I junior at Dr. Kellogg's own Battle mises, he said yesterday. According

By C. S. M.
Just a year ago this morning, The
Daily carried one of the most porten-
tious headlines that has ever graced
he top of its front page: "'Lindbergh j
succeeds in New York-Paris Flight." .
The type which bore this news to the
Mchigan caipu's was not as large as
.hat which flared across the tops of 1
ity papers, but it created as great an
sffect as did the two-and three-inch
The morning before, May 21, the
tart of the Captain's flight -he was
not a colonel then-was heralded in a
1 ory at the bottom of the front page.
It was a matter of fact, Associated
Press story. The heads, too, were l
matter of fact. A few weeks before,
two of France's most famous aviators
had failed in the western flight. Their
deaths were still in the memories of
the world. People were still sceptical
about the Atlantic flight. Many, then,
2onsidered Lindbergh as a fool, a
young flier who could fly mail planes,
:naybe, but who knew nothing of
acean flight. When he took off, very{
sew, if any, dreamed of the fame thatf
was to be his within the next day, the
next week, and the next year.
Sunday morning's Daily bore the
epochal story of Lindbergh's landingl
At Le Bourget field, and of the French
>vation. It told of the weary-eyed
Uindbergh, who had sat at the con-
trols of his plane for 34 straight hours,
and of the dangers through which he
had safely passed. To many on cam-
pus The Daily story was not the first
news of accomplishment, for on the
Saturday night previous, the phones
were kept busy by anxious persons
seeking confirmation of the landing or
the latest developments.
Since then, Lindbergh has become a
national hero, he has flown around
the country and the continent, and is
now preparing for greater tasks.
Books sometimes carry the story of
sudden rise to fame, but few have ever
told of such a dramatic ri'se as do the
columns in The Daily files.

Owing to a number of conflicting
meetings to be held at the same time,,
the assembly of Union members sche-s
duled for tomorrow night has been
changed until 7:30 o'clock Thursdayt
night when it will be held in the ballJ
room of the Union, it was announced
last night by William V. Jeffries,
grad., president of the Union for thet
past year.
After having been endors'ed by thet
Board of Directors of the Union and
approved by the present student offic-
ers as well as by members of the fac-t
ulty, the amendments proposing tof
write the merit system of selecting1
the president and recording secretaryt
into the Union constitution will be)
submitted for the assembly's approv-t
al on Thursday night.
In order for 'the amendments to be2
accepted, the Union constitution pro-
vides that at least 600 men students
shall be present that at least 400 or
two-thirds of the members present
vote in favor of the proposal.
The project in detail proposes to
take the offices of president and re-
cording secretary of the Union, nowI
elected at the annual spring all-cam-
pus elections, and to have them chos-
en the week previous to the election{
by the 17 members of the newly form-
ed Board of Directors of 17 members,
which was authorized by the Union
mem'bership early this year.
This'new board of directors is com-
posed of the president and recording
secretary of the Union, the six vice-
presidents who will continue to be
selected at the spring election from
their respective schools, three mem-
bers of the faculty, two alumni, the
dean of students, the financial secre-
tary of the Union, the secretary of the
Alumni association, and one member
of the Board of Regents of the Uni-
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, May 21.-Sammy Man-
dell, dapper cleancut champion of the
lightweights, successfully warded off
the challenge of Jimmy McLarnin,'
game little Irishman from LosAngel-
es, in a 15-round title bout tonight.
Both weighed in at 135 pounds, the
class limit.
For 15 rounds, the black haired
champion slashed and tore at the
little challenger, but could not put him
on the floor. Throughout the latter
half of the fight, McLarnin's left eye
was closed, his nose bleeding and his
other eye half shut, bugt he carried the
fight of the champion every inch of
the way, and drew the plaudits of
more than 20,000 fans throughout for
his bulldog courage'and fighting heart.
(By Associated Press
Wisconsin 9, Iowa 6.
Illinois 17, Minnesota 0.

International Aspects Of New Civil
War Figure In New Dispatches'
From Far East
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, May 21.---Tnternational as-
pects of the, civilwarfare in China
again figured today in the news dis-
patches from the East. Word from Pe-
king brought news of statements by
John A. MacMurray, American minis-
ter ,sent to both sides and inf-Irming
them that the United States troops
would be used defensively if Ameri-
can lives were endangered at Peking
and Tientsin. He expressed apprecia-
tion of assurances already given that
Americans would be protected.
The Japanese plan for maintenance
of the status quo in Manhuria went
on apace. The general staff of the
Japanese army ordered all its de-
tachments in Manchuria concentrated
in Mukden where they may be easily
distributed to strategical points on
the Chili border or used to guard the
Mukden railway. These troops will be
augmented by a full brigade which is.
regularly stationed at Dairen. This
body has just been relieved from du-
ty at Tsin-tao.
The Japanese also notified the Pe-
king government that they intend to
disarm any demoralized troops which
may cross the Manchurian-Chili bor-
The whole Japanese plan for Man-
churia is frought with "far-reaching
consequences," said a statement is-
sued at Peking by Chang Tso-lin,
Northern dictator. He hoped the Sou-
therners would gain enough wisdom
to see the "futility of continuing a
doubtful campaign," and of augment-
Ing international difficulties.
Official notification of his election
as Director of the tenth di'strict of
the University of Michigan Alumni as-
sociation, was accorded H. H-. Cor-
win, '99, of Jackson, recently by a
committee composed of C. J. Goodrich,
14 Law, of Battle Creek, newly elect-
ed president of the district ,and T.
H. Tapping, field secretary of the
Alumni association.
Mr. Corwin, who is president of the
Corwin Lumber company of Jackson,I
was elected for a three-year term to
succeed J. Arthur Whitworthe, '94, ofI
Grand Rapids, but was not present at
the election which took place at the
recent Triennial in Chicago and did
not know of his selection until the
committee interviewed him in Jack-

In Tolstoy Centennial Address Doet
Asserts That Meat Is Very
Harmful To Body
"The human Kace is degeneratinm
and will certainly perish unless ti
tide'turns," said Dr. John Harvey K
logg, founder of the Battle Creek sa
atarium, at the annual banquet of ti
Cosmopolitan club last night at if
Union. "Though statistics show
greater life expectancy now than ev
before, the figures do not show tU
true state of affairs," he continue
"The greater life expectancy is due
decrease in the death rate of tho
below twenty years of age. The'dea
rate of men above seventy is great
now than ever before, and the hums
race is dying at the top."
"If man did not abuse his orgar
the average age of man would be o:
hundred years, and men living up
250 would not be very uncommo
since man's machinery is capable
lasting that long if treated well. Ho
ever, man pays more attention to i
proving domestic animals than he do
to himself. We now have horses th
can run faster than ever before, b
Whore men are dying of heart falu
and kidney and lung, troubles th
at any other time in our history. U
less we pay more attention to ou
selves than we are doing now, the h
man race will not last very long. '
must first learn to be good anima
Gives Fundamental Rules
Dr. Kellogg gave two fundament
rules for good health and a long li:
The first was: Sit, stand, and wa
erect. "Too many people," Dr. K
logg explained, walk with their che
behind and their hips in front. T
abdominal muscles control the dire
laton of the blood, and unless th
Iare kept in good order, they can
do their work properly.'" The seco
rule concerned our food. "Man tri
to eat all sorts of food with a stoma
made for fruits and vegetables. Whi
we eat today, walks and talks tom
row," said the doctor.
Yesterday afternoon, Dr. Kello
spoke in the Natural Science au<
torium, under the auspices of the.T
stoy centennial league. His topic w
"It Pays to be Good to Yourself." k
spoke mainly on the diet, and sa
that meat was very harmful, sin
it introduces millions of germs i
the body, which break down the r
sistance 'to disease. "There are abc
10Q million germs to every gram
meat as it comes to the table,"
Concludes Club's Events
The banquet last night at the
ion was the last event on the progr
of the Cosmopolitan club for tl
year. The program consisted of a t
by M. A. Wenger, '28, songs by M
A. J. Diakoff of India, a violin solo
Benito Lopez of the Philippines a
Dr. Kellogg's speech. Dr. Kellog w
introduced by Prof. J. A. C. Hildm
of the German department. After I
meeting the officers for next year w

Scabbard and Blade, national hon-
orary military society, initiated 23
members into the local chapter . last
Saturday afternoon and night. The
ceremonies took place on the rifle
range on Packard street aind on the'
The initiation banquet was held
Sunday night at the Union, at which
three of the departing faculty mem.-
bers gave addresses. Major Reinold
Melburg is leaving to take a post at
Fortress Monroe, Virginia; Captain
WillianA Louisell is going to Fort
Woshington, Washington, D. C., and
Lieutenant John H. Madison is leaving
for Kansas Agricultural college, Man-
hattan, Kansas.

Mr. Edward C. Pardon, Superint(
dent of Buildings and Grounds, h4
recently returned to Ann Arbor afi
attendingi the annual meeting of t
Association of Superintendents
Buildings and Grounds of the m
western universities, held at Itha
N. Y. and after making a short tc
of many eastern colleges.
Representatives from the followi
colleges were also present at the co
vention: Wisconsin, Chicago, Kans
Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Ohio, .a
Amherst. Many topics of interest w
discussed at the meetings includi
a comparison of the cost of jani
service, fuel, heating, painting, e
of the buildings at the different u
versities. Mr. Pardon and Mr. Gal:
tel of Wisconsin delivered a paper
I "Standardizing Methods for Main
nance Costs."
- (By Associated Press)
RALEIGH, N.C., May 21.-Trail



Last week's mystery-the wooden the library was the logical and ap-

structure that has been standing onl
campus just abaft the library steps--
is no longer a mystery. It's a band-

propriate location for the ring. Others
were confident that the skeleton of
boards would evolve into a judges'

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