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Numb-Fingered Neophytes Drain Defensive
Resources Of Ypsi Police Department

Freshman Initiates - Bewilder Ypsi
Cops In Attempt To Gain
Desired Objects
The disclosure today that the
Ypsilanti police force was com-
pletely disarmed one night last
week by pledges from three Michi-
gan fraternities has set the cam-
pus agog.
It seems that on the night of
February 19, Ypsi teemed with
frozen frosh-frosh who had ar-
rived by taxi, train, and truck in



WALKER LEADS SCORERS search of divers items contained in
their Hell week instructions. It
Hubbell Cracks Big Ten Backstroke seems further that three of the
Hubbell ainracks hign Backtrefrosh had each been instructed to
Mark Ag st PMichigan State obtain a- loaded shotgun shell as
Foproof of their prowling, and that
By Clee Wyllie each of them looked upon the po-
eWlice station as the logical place to
Scoring an expected victory in obtain the desired- object.
an easy fashion, Coach Matt After a short explanation on the
Mann's swimming team defeated part of the first pledge the officer
the Michigan State tank squad, 58 in charge granted the request and
to 13, yesterday afternoon -i the settled back to await further calls
for succor. An hour later another
new pool at the Intramural build- freshman appeared and in a hum-
ing. The State swimmers offered ble voice asked if he might borrow
little competition and Michigan a shotgun shell. The shell was
won both the relayevents and prduced and borne away in tri-
took first and scona place in all umph. But no sooner had the sec-
othekfr tans ecpheivingina ond pledge left than the third
other events except the diving in frozen specimen burst into the
which Cook of the Spartans an- small room and removed his toque
nexed second. with numbed fingers.
Hubbell drew the major share ofw
attention by swimming the 150-
yard backstroke event in 1:44 1-5 I
breakingthe Big Ten record for a
75-foot pool. The mark will notR
be counted since it was not made.
in a Conference meet.
Hubbell also. won his duel with
Captain Dick Spindle in this event.
Goldsmith Beats Thompson 1 P A 10 1
This burst of speed was all the'
crowd was' treated to although Arthur Guiterman Is Also Known
further excitement grew out of in- . As Journalist And Contributor
dividual fights for honors among To Various Periodicals
the Michigan swimmers. The vet-
eran Jud Thompson lost in his WAS BORN IN AUSTRIA
race with Goldsmith, the new find,
in the breast stroke event, a clos- Speaking on the University lcc-
ing spurt just failing to send ture series, Arthur Guiterman,
Thompson across ahead of Gold- well-known American poet, will
smith. The other duel came in appear at 4:15 o'clock this after-
the 100-yard sprint when 'S3'ager noon in Natural Science auditor-
edged out Walker. ium to deliver a lecture clled
The Spartans were completely "Song and Laughter." Guiterman
outclassed from the start and fall- is a journalist of some note, and
ed to make a serious threat of an- is classed with the leading poets
nexing a first place until the fancy of America. lie was formerly
diving when Cook of the Michigan president of the Poetry Society of
State team came back strong after America.
a poor start to "edge out Grlmshaw As a contributor to several lead-
of the Wolverines for second place. ing periodicals, including "Harper's
The Spartans did notenter the Magazine" and "The 'Saturday
regular 440-yrd event, seven Evening Post" Guiterman has
Michigan men competing alone commanded nation-wide recogni-
with Ault finishing in 5:21 35. tion. He was the creator of the
Change To 220 Yard Race Feature called "Rhymed Reviews"
In place of this, a 220-yard race in "Life" and has also contributed
was staged. A water polo match several other features to the pub-
was held after the meet between lication. He is also the author of
the regulars and reserves of the several books including "Ballads of
Michigan tankteam, the regulars Old New York," "Chips of Jade,"
winning, 4 to 1. "The Light Guitar," "A Baad
The summary:.[ Maker's Pack" and "Wildwood Fa-
200-yard relay-Won by Michi- I bles.".
gan. (Walker, Seager, Walatis, Although born in Austria, of
yAult). Time:-1:37 American parents, Arthur Guiter-
200-yard breast stroke-Won by man has lived most of his life in
Goldsmith, (M);; Thompson, (M the United States, having been
┬žecond; Frecland, (M. S. C.), third. educated in New, York. Following
50-yrd--Won by Walker, (M his graduation in 1891 from the
50- ardM --Wseon d;;y a ubelk (M College of the City, of New York,
eif, (M), second ;Sehau ' 'j he has devoted himself almost en-
S. a C.), third. Time-24 -. by tirely to journalistic and literary
150-yard backstroke - Mn se- pursuits. He was for a time editor
Hubbell,(M),Spnde,C(),ethird of two trade papers, did editorial
ond;; Craig, (M. S. C., i. work oi several magazines, and
Time-1:44 1- . Sae (M) was literary adviser to a publishing
100-yard-Won by eag rid, (M' house. Since 1908 he has been a
Walker, (M)., second;: 56 2-5 , free-lance, devoting most of his
S C.), third. Time-Walaitis (M); efforts to verse.
, (MDivi.g-Won by ) s nd; Grim- His first work to attract atten-.
Cook, (M. S. i., secon;G, tion was a series of poems relating
22 (yard-Won by Ault (M); to the Spanish-American conflict
Watson, (M , second; Freeland, among which were "The Call to
(M. S. C.), third. Time-2:31 1-5. the Colors" and "The Rush of the
Medley relay-Won by Michigan Oregon," which have been rated
(Hubbell, Goldsmith, Walaitis), by critics as the best poems re-
Time-3:16 4-5. sulting from that struggle. Guiter-

"I suppose you want a shot gun
shell too, eh?" growled the officer;
and he wasn't much surprized
when the freshman nodded. "Well,
I've got just one left," he said with
a smile as he took the gun from
the rack and. flipped out a shell,
"but I guess I won't need it here
tonight. Not at 20 below zero:".
And the pledge departed, leaving
the city of Ypsilanti defenseless
and unarmed.
Here in Ann Arbor all contact
with the police is unsolicited by
the pledges; and not only is it in-
voluntary but it is frequently high-
ly undesirable. Only yesterday
morning, according to Chief
O'Brien, three erring pledges were
released after several hours of
meditation in a cell. They had
been apprehended in Barton Hills
at 3 o'clock yesterday morning
carrying a huge sign destined to
adorn the room of a covetous up-
perclassman, and were removed to
the jail house as a measure of
law and order.
"Outside of that," said the Chief,
"no arrests have been made. The
officers frequently find worried-
looking students snooping around
in alleys searching for one-eared
cats and black truck horses and so
forth, but the only thing a cop can
do in that case is to wish the
searcher good luck."

Archaeologist Makes Progress Iri
Work Of Uncovering
Former Cultures
Returning to Ann Arbor after
an absence of four and a half
months in Mespotamia where he
has been conducting a classical
archaeology expedition, Prof. Le-
roy Waterman of the Semitics de-
partment has returned to the Uni-
versity to resume his teaching
duties. Supervising the work of ex-
cavating an ancient site fifteen
miles from the city of Bagdad,
Professor Waterman spent two and
a half months of actual work, the
trip over taking three weeks, and
the return trip, 27 days.
Professor Waterman reports that!

Villard Denounces Chain Newspapers
As Harmful To Political Leadership
Editpr of "The Nation" Says lumaih the editorial page is fading out,"
Experience Is Best Training Villard stated. "Newspapers are
For Journalistic Career gradually becoming mere purvey-
ors of news. They take the easiest

"There is no great mystery in
journalism. The best training a
true newspaper man can have
is a wide range of human ex-
perience. I have never thought
much of journalism schools for
that reason," said Oswald Garri-
son Villard, famed liberal and
editor of "The Nation," in an in-
terview following his talk yester-
day afternoon at the Union.
Mr. Villard, whose family has
been connected with the press for
110 years and who has himself
been in the game for 32 years, was
editor and owner of the New York
Evening Post for a number of
years. His activities as editor of
"The Nation" have gained him
world recognition as one of the
leading liberal thinkers of the age.
Viewing the present status of the
press, he deplores the economic
pressure on newspapers, the ten-
dency toward consolidation and
chains, and the subsequent loss of
moral and political leadership
which is the rightful heritage of
the press.
"Our great editors are gone, and

way in important matters of pub-
lic interest and fail to get excited
as formerly.
"Henry Ford had the greatest
journalistic opportunity in the
world, when he founded the Dear-
born Independent. It is to be x e-
gretted that he did not select a
large, able board of editors that
could have given fearless, free
opinions unhampered by any out-
side influences.


"It is an amazing fact," he con-"
tinued, "that in England three
chains control 80 per cent of the
newspapers. Were any further
consolidation to take place, a pow-
er 'would result that could make
and break governments. And no o
government can afford to tolerate jl
such power. How can the people f
win out under such monopoly ofof
the press?"e
Asked about the possibility of m
war with England, Mr. Villard re- c
plied that there are constant in- u
fluences in this country working r
toward war. "Such a war would b
mean the end of England's colonial a
empire. A strong pacifist element o
in England realizes that and it is
very unlikely that Britain will evera
wage an aggressive war."p
Presentation Is Result Of Work Of f
Cosmopolitan Club; Mrs. Rufus Isi


Editor Discusses Conditions In
Universities And Predicts
Combining Of Newspapers
"The problem of freedom of ex-!
pression is a very great one in the
universities, both state and en-
dowed," said Oswald Garrison Vil-
lard, editor .of "The Nation" in an
informal talk yesterday at the
Union, before the Round Table #
club. "Many of the state univer-
sities are mixed up in politics,
which obviously does not lend it-
self to free speech. The privately
endowed institutions, notably Prin-
ceton, are governed by richf
Villard, who is one of the most
outspoken liberals in the country,
spoke about conditions ' in the
South. "The only half-way liberal,
university in the South is the Uni-
versity of North Carolina. In the'
other institutions the professors
are not even allowed to think
aloud." He deplored the resigna-
tion of President Little, who, he
said, was one of the most liberal
university heads.
"Journalism,"hewent'O. to
say,"isbeing affected by the nlew
economic aid industrial currents,
-just as is everything else. It used
t o be a profession, but is now a
i business. Men now go into jour-
nalism, and buy a newspaper to
make money, not to spread ideas.
Our papers are rapidly combining
and are taking part in the general
movement towards monopoly. This
is probably due partly to the in-
creasing cost of publishing. It costs
$200,000 an issue to publish a small
weekly like 'The Nation', and most
of our writers are underpaid. I
1 wouldn't undertake to publish a
Ilarge daily newspaper in a big city

he was able to make considerable
progress on the project which in-
volves excavation of a 1,000 acre
area containing three very ancient
cities, one on top of another. The4
excavators have already succeed-
ed in uncovering six levels, five of
which are Hellenistic and the sixth
probably therbeginning of the
Babylonian period.

Set Cane Day For May 5;
Conduct Class Games on


I'May 10 Ad 11 Is Named Director
The staff for the work, on which - t
Professor Waterman has been oc- APPtINT nfIMITTEEC I U---.----
cupied for several seasons, was -jArrONT .u UN ISCHAIRMA
augmented considerably; With Tentative dates, subject to the
the archaeologist was Dr. Clarence bStudentsfrom more than 43 p
Fisher, an American archaeologist approval of the Senate committee countries will participate in Inter- t
from Palestine, an architect, and on Student -Affairs, were picked national Night this year when it s
over 100 native excavators. After 'last night by the Student Council will be presented next Thursday,I
Prof essor Waterman's departure for the traditional class events March 7. Contrary to the events
the work was supervised through next spring. f of similar nature in the past five I]
February by another archaeologist. Cane day, wIen graduating sen- years, the 1929 production will 1
The Michigan man hopes to return i lors break in their class canes, will onai a definite story, bringig
early in the fall to resume active be held Sunday, May ,5. otncil~he entire program together. f,
operations again. man Ernest B. McCoy, '29, chair- The entire affair culhinates the
One of the, unique specimens man of the class canes committee, ot throughout th scooliyar i
which Dr. Waterman was success- was appointed to take charge of of the memberstofnCosmopolitan c
ful in obtaining on this latest trip Cane day arrangements. .club, the foreign students organd
is a piece of an ancient Greek in- The annual spring games, which many details in connection with
scription of limestone about four will conclude class rivalry between 1he production have been directed
inches thick. Professor Waterman this year's sophomore and fresh- tnduirrang yi..c edfs
and arranged by Mrs. W. C. Rufuso
hopes to recover the whole inscrip- man classes, will be held Friday of Ann Arbor. Maximo G. Bueno,
tion, which was originally inscrib- and Saturday, May 10 and 11. The Grad is the
ed in Babylonian and written over traditional tug-of-war across the h p general chairman. d
in Greek capitals. Huron river will be contested Fri- The producers have adopted as "
The establishing of Newberry day afternoon, followed by the of "theupward trend ofhumanity
hall as a museum of classical ar- obstacle race, cane spree, and rope- from the prehistoric age toward
chaeology, during the absense of tying contest Saturday. Council-~I the cosmopolitan ideal of world
Professor Waterman, will add new man Ernest Reif, '30, is in charge unity and peace." The entire story
impetus for the work, because of spring games details., is, of course, woven around thisk
there is now insured a place in Swing out, the cap and gown theme.a
which to exhibit the results of the parade of graduating seniors, will Seats for "Humanity" are onE
excavations. be held Tuesday, May 14, details sale through various students andI
being charge of Councilman Eu- at all the book-stores.
gene Easterly, '29E.
Freshmen will burn their pots '.
Iand "M" blankets will be present- Bishop Cancels Talkc
ed, as per custom, at a Cap Night Because Of Illnesst
ceremony Friday night, May 17, in
Sleepy Hollow. Councilman Jen-I Due to the illness of. Dr. W. W. t
nings McBride, '30, has been ap- Bishop, librariai of the University,E
pointed to secure speakers, super- who was to give a talk on the,
vise the building of a bonfire, and Michigan night radio program to{
a-b arrange other details. be broadcast between 7 and 8
tensive displays and an enlarged Registration for the all-campus o'clock tonight, the program will
prograshe tsiray-fourtd annlelection will be held May 8 and 9, consist of only three talks with
program, the thirty-fourth annual and ballots will be cast the fol- "a series of musical numbers, con-
meeting of the Michigan Academy.lowing Wednesday, May 15. A siting of well-known songs, to fill
( of Scine rs ndLteswlededy a .
1 be held here tsMarc 14, 15, and non-partisan committee headed by the interim. The program will bet
16 h ,n M Councilman David Wheeler, '29, put on the air through WJR, De-]
16 with headquarters in 2116 Na- assisted by councilman Richard I troit, from the new Morris hall;
aural Science building, it was an- Kurvink, '29, Durwin Algyer, '29, studio,
nounced yesterday by Dow V. and Richard Spindle, '29E, was Miss Grace Richards, chairman
Baxter, of the School of Forestry appointed to conduct the election of the advisers of women students,
and Conservation, who is the ca- 'and devise a system of registration, will discuss "The Interests of Uni-
demy secretary.'I balloting, and tabulation to elim- versity Women"; Prof. U. Garfield
The convention will open Thurs- inate grounds for complaint by Rickert, of the School of Dentistry,,
day with a council meeting follow- campus political party leaders. will tell of "Dental Nostrums";
ed by the main address of the con- Amotion by Councilman Eugene while Robert Evans, a senior stu-
vention, given by Prof. Edward Easterly, '29E, was supported and dent in the University who is head
Sapir, of the University of Chicago, passed that the chairmanship of of the glider club, will discuss
Iwho will talk on "The Aboi-iginal the Senior ball alternate annually "Gliders."
'Languages of America." All asso- between the literary and engineer-I The Midnight Sons Quartet of
-ciation members are invited to any ing colleges. Heretofore it has al-I the University Glee club, consist-
of the sessions of the convention. ways been a literary college office, ing of Rolland Catchpole, first
It is also announced that the gen- while the Frosh frolic, Sophomore tenor; Sidney Straight, second
eral public is invited to attend the ,prom, and J-Hop have alternated tenor; Otto Brown, first bass; Vin-
meetings; students interested in annually. cent Peterson, second bass, and
any certain departments are cs- The council also went on record Homer Cornel as accompanist, will
f pecially invited. as being opposed to the colitinu- present a group of Negro songs,
' Other special addresses of the amice of the tradition that seniors ig
(,onetinwill begie on Fi should wear cp and nols ech Moonlight", "M edele" and "Mas-
day. Prof. W. "I.Hobbs, of the Wednesday from Swing out to!anotherGro ldGond."
geology department, will deliver an Commencement. In support of this i Another group will consist of
' illustrated address on "The Green- resolution it was pointed out that and "Queen of e ts" from the
land Expeditions of the University the tradition has been neglected last Michigan Union opera, andI
of Michigan with Some Account of for the past few years because of conclude with "Marjorie" and
p the Rescue of the Rockford Fly- the discomfort caused by the R'A'n "


William Farrell, '30, Is Appointed
Treasurer Of Council To
Succeed Paul Kern
Preliminary measures in support
f the bill now before the state
egislature which would provide
or the exemption from taxation
f all fraternity and sorority prop-
rty were adopted at a special
meeting of the Interfraternity
ouncil held last night in the
Union. Contrary to earlier reports,
epresentatives from the Ann Ar-
or Chamber of Commerce did not
ppear before the group to present
)pposition to the proposal.
Following the reading of a petition
ddressed to Gov. Fred Green,
resented by Shelby Schurtz, '08, a
rominent lawyer of Grand Rap-
ds, which included the proposed
egislation and arguments in sup-
ort of it, a resolution was un-
nimously passed by the represen-
atives of the majority of the
member fraternities which were
resent. The resolution follows:
Council Goes On Record
"Be it resolved that the Inter-
fraternity council of the Univer-
ity of Michigan go on record as
laving declared itself in favor of
he bill recently introduced into
he Michigan state legislature by
Representative Barin, which would
rovide that all fraternity and
sorority property be exempt from
axation under the laws of the
tate of Michigan, and that said
council and its members pledge
hemselves to assist in any way
possible to call the attention 4f
legislators to the advantages of
such a bill and to the justification-
for such action."
Severalareports were heard rela-
ive to the tax question as it exists
in Ann Arbor at present, and a
ommittee was appointed by Ed-
ward -H. Wachs, '29, president of
the council, to take any further
steps necessary In the promotion
of the bill. The committee is com-
posed of Harold Andreae, '29,
chairman; Kenneth G. Patrick, '29,
Richard Kurvink, '29, John Tar-
bill, '29, Edward L. Hulse, '29,
James Bayne, '29, Robert Holmes,
'30, and George E. Simons, '30.
Opposition Is Roused
Considerable opposition to the
bill in Ann Arbor has already been
aroused on the grounds that frat-
ernity and sorority property in
Ann 4rbor has an assessment
value of approximately $1,800,000,
and that the loss of this property
from the tax duplicate would have
a serious effect on the remaining
taxable property In Ann Arbor.
The opposing forces also contend
that the city is rendering to frat-
ernities and sororities service such
as fire and police protection,
streets and sewage, the expense of
which should be shared by this
group of property owners.
The bill has been sent to Gov.
Green, and within the next few
days will probably be referred to
the proper committee in the lower
house. In the meantime, the com-
mittee is expected to work out a
plan by which fair arguments in
favor of the bill may be brought
before the members of the legis-
Following the discussion of the
tax question, William R. Farrell,
'30, was appointed to the office of
treasurer of the council to succeed
Paul J. Kern, recently resigned
from the University. The final
business of the evening was the
discussion of plans for the annual
bridge-tournament to be sponsor-
ed in the near future by the
French Enthusiasts
Invited To Meeting
All students who feel themselves
sufficiently rapid in conversational

French to take part in plays are
Cercle Francais to be heldETAQI
invited to attend the meeting of
Cercle Francais to be held at 7:30
o'clock tonight in the society's

with less than twelve million dol-
lars .on hand."
d Villard deplored thp lack of a
- good conservative weekly. "I wish
there was a weekly worthy of the
l ..., ,t - -- M - l rn rn c 1 hn n"r

Explorer To Speak
On Asiatic Travels
Speaking on "Entomological Ex
plorations in Central Asia," Dr.
Andrey Avinoff, director of the
Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh,
and internationally known as sci-
entist, artist, traveller and lectur-
er, will deliver an address at 4:15
o'clock Friday afternoon in Na-
ral Sclince auditorium under
the auspices of the Museum of
zoology, one of the group of Uni-
versity Museums.
+ Dr. Avinoff is especially known
for his work in entomology. He
has made several expeditions, in
the Panirs in 1908, and from India
+n mr_.--an in191

man has been characterized as the steel of our liberal papers, ne saId .
"most American of modern poets." "The newspaper situation in the
South is a great deal better than
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE- ! here in the North. There are sev-
Students of the University are eral liberal publication in Georgia
having special attractions at their and South Carolina, but not many
dances. Joan Crawford is expect- in the North. We have a few good
ed to attend the next dance as editors up here, but not many. And
their guest of honor. journalism is no longer a free out-
let for expression of opinion. Why,
LindberghSufferin Michigan, there isn't even a
Lg Su ers Democratic paper of any impor
Injuries In Mishap tance. If the country is a two par-
nation, as presumably it is,
(By Ass~ociated Press) there should be many papers to
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 27.-Col. express both sidesn'ofthe problem.
Charles A. Lindbergh suffered a----
dislocation of his right shoulder, _a Beta O ers
while his fiancee, Miss Ann Mor-
row escaped unhurt except forThe olrh s
slight bruises, today in a spectacu- Three Scholarship
lar upset of his plane as he landed
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