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Sapir Will Speak On Aboriginal
Languages Of America elling;
Of Work In This Field
Climaxed by the annual Aca-
demy dinner and. President Wil-
liam H. Worrell's address, "Early
Christian Magic from Egypt,",
which are scheduled to take place;
at 6:30 and 7:30 o'clock tonight re-
spectively, the thirty-fourth an-
nual sessions of the Michigan Aca-
demy of Science, Arts and!Letters.
will enter this morning upon their
second and most important day.
Lecture Is Feature
An illustrated lecture by Prof.
William H. Hobbs upon the subject,
"The Greenland Expeditions of the
University of Michigan with Some
Account of the Rescue of the
American Fliers," will complete the
aeries of events listed upon the
Academy's general program. ,
The largesa amount of today s
work upon the part of, the Aa-
demy will be the olding of the
majority of the section meetings
listed in this year's program. Of
the more than 206 papers which
are to be read during the course
of thenassembly, a majority will bc
presented before -memers of the
13 sections in today's meeting. The
balance will be held tomorrow
morning and afternoon. Following
them the Academy assembly will
meet for the election of officers
and consideratiol of -resolutions.'
With the close of this meeting the
Academy will adjourn for the ypar.
Sapir On Program1
Yesterday%-' academiy progam1
was opened with an address by
Prof. Edward Sapir of the depart-
ment of anthropology and general
linguistics of the University ofa
Chicago. A seris of educational
moving pictures presented through
the courtesy of the School of For-k
estry and Conservation followedc
Professor Sapirs address.
Taking as his subject, "The Ab-1
original Languages of America,"
the Chicago profess r who is one
of the' country's foremost men in
this field declared, "There is no
part of the world that vies with1
America in the interest of its
aboriginal languages{
Museum Is inspected
In addition to the special ex-
hibit arranged by the various sec-
tions of the Academy all the otherk
portions of the Museum were
thrown open to public inspection.
This .included all the laboratories,
which under normal conditions aret
closed to the pubic Besides this
show an exhibit of asupplies for bi-
ological laboratories and class-
rooms. is being held all during the
convention in roomn 2111, Natural
Science building.
The fine arts section had an ex-
tensive exhibit of paintings in oils
and water colors, besides etchings
and various articles of sculpture.
These were works of both local and
state men.
Schedules Announced
Anthropology will meet at 9:00
o'clock this morning in room 2054,

Natural Science building with Prof.
W. B. Hinsdale as chairman.
Botany will meet in four sessions,
at 9 and at 2 o'clock on both Fri-
day and Saturday in room 2003,
Natural Science building, under the
chairmanship of Prof. E. F. Wood-'
cock of Michigan State college. A
biologists' luncheon will be held atj
12:15 o'clock in room 1023, Natural,
Science building.
Economics and Sociology will
bold a joint meeting at 9 o'clock in
room 101 Economics building this
morning. Individual meetings will
be held at 2 o'clock with the eco-
nomics section meeting in room 101I
and the sociology section meeting
in room 102 of the Economics build-
ing. Prof. Z. C. Dickinson of the
University economics department,
will be the chairman.
Fine arts will hold its first meet-
ing in the form of a luncheon at
12:15 o'clock today at the Union.
A mAitini nf pehihitnrs memhers.

Bonstelle, Quirk, And Wallace To Give
Final Decision On One Act Plays Tonight
Final judging of the four one- inence through his relations some
act play bill being presented night- time ago as head of a national!
ly this week by Play Production dramatic organization. At present'
tkp'prfohe is in charge of a group of play-
will take place at tonight's perfor- ers in Ypsilanti. Professor Wallace
mance. The three judges who will has had varied experience and is
make the decision are Miss Jessie well known in his field. He will be.
Bonstelle of the Detroit Cvic the- in Ann Arbor this summer as di-



ater, Daniel L. Quirk, Jr. of Ypsi-
lanti, and Prof. Chester M. Wal-
lace, head of the drama school at,
Carnegie Institute of Technology.
The four plays which have sur-
vived-the previous elimination and
which will compete tonight for the
decision to be awarded are "My
Man" by Jerome McCarthy '29,'
"Passion's Progress" by R. Leslie!
Askren '29, "Outside This Room" by
Dorothy Ackerman '29, and "The
Joiners" by Arthur Hinkley '29.
The three judges are all well
known in the field of dramatic art,
Miss Bonstelle, the first of the
judges, is well known for her con-
nection with the Detroit theater
which formerly bore her name.
Quirk has attained national prom-

Subscriptions Will Be Taken
Last Time This Year At
4ooths On Campus


Today is the final day during'
which subscriptions will be sold for
the 1929 Michiganensian accord-
ing to an announcement made
yesterday by J. Franklin Miller,
'29, business manager of the year-
Following today's sale the order
of books for the 1929 annual will
be placed, according to Miller, and
no further subscriptions will be
received. A waiting list, however,
will be .placed in the business of-
fice of the publication in the Press
building. In the event that there
are any copies left over at the end
of the year, students will be called
in the orders that their names
appear on the list.
Representatives of the 'Ensian
staff will be located at tables at
both ends and the center of the
diagonal today as well as in the
lobbies of' University and Angell
halls, Unredeemed pledge cards
will be accepted as partial pay-
ment for subscriptions at the table
in Angell hall only, Miller stated.
The price of the yearbook is $5.50.
Pledge cards are equivalent to $1
paid toward the price pf the an-
With editorial work on the Mich-
iganensian complete and galley
proofs being returned daily to the
printers, it is probable that the
book will be ready for distribution
on the campus during the second
week of May.
As soon as the work of indexing
the; present work is complete and
has been sent to the printers, the
present editorial staff will turn its
attention to the laying of plans
for the 1930 annual. The sporting
staff will prepare actual copy and
pictures for the 1930 yearbook'
while the remainder of the staff
and the present editors will con-

rector of the repertory theater.
Persons wanting to attend to-
night's presentation may obtain
seats by calling at the office of
Play Production in University Hall.
A very small number of seats re-
Capacity crowds have witnessed
the previous showings of the bill
on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday nights.
Helen Bush And Dora Vandenberg
Head Large Cast In Junior
Girls' Production
Twenty-four junior women arel
members of the cast of "Forwardl
March," the 25th annual Junior
Girls' Play, which is to run all next
week at the Whitney theater. The
unusually large cast for the junior
play has allowed a wide range of
The leads are played by Helen
Bush and Dora Vandenberg. Miss
Bush, as Julie, is the ingenue type
of leading woman, and Miss Van-,
denberg plays opposite her in the
role of Larry Lane, an Amnerican
geologist. The comedy leads, Gwen
and Wally, are played by Lillian
Setchell and Kathleen Suggs. Mi-
riam Fuchs, as Minnie the Menace,
is cast in the role of villainess.
The role of the president of the
republic 1" played by Margaret
Ohlson, with Claire Simmons as
Oswald, her husband. The other
characters, in the order of, their.
appearance, are: Paragraph, play-
ed by Lauretta Townsend; Secre-
tary of State, Esther Anderson;
Secretary of the Interior, Dorothy
Cox; Secretary of War, Elaine
Frost; Secretary of Foreign Af-
fairs, Jean Wallace; Secretary of
Commerce, Agnes McDonald; Sec-
retary of Labor, Kathryn Butler;
Secretary of the Treasury, Kath-1
ryn Purcell; Secretary of the Navy,
Janet Cochran; Author, Dorothy
Goodridge; Cook, Helen Harter;
Cleopatra, Katherine Fitzpatrick;
Du Barry, Mary Harrigan; Queen
Elizabeth, Rachel Robbins; Lulu
Belle, Elizabeth Campbell; Lucre-
zia Borzia, Dorothy Whiting, and
Ethel Barrymore, Josephine Ran-
In addition to these. women,
about 60 juniors are taking part in
the choruses, which, are to be
larger this year than ever before.
The largest chorus includes 24
women. All of the dances have been
drilled by Camilla Hubel, chairman
of dances.

Mississippi Tributaries Threaten]
Property In Illinois, Missouri,
Iowa, and Nebraska
(By Associated Press)
GREENVILLE, S. C., March 14.-
Nine persons are dead, two are
thought to be dying and five or
ten others are injured, the victims
of a tornado which bored swiftly
Wednesday night into Six Mile
community, a small settlement 271
miles from here.
Few Realize Danger
Although the community has a
population of only 200, the tornado
was confined to such a narrow
zone and came and went so sud-
denly that nearby residents took
the roar for thunder and were not
aware of its true nature until they
heard the cries of the injured and
Four homes, a cotton gin, a
church and a building of Six Mile
academy, a Baptist preparatory
school, were in the zone of des-'
truction. Medical aid was rushed
to the community from Pickens
and Liberty, nearby, to care for
the injured.
Two Homes Collapse
All nine of the deathsreported
here were caused by the collapse
of two of the four homes which
were struck. They 'Included G.
Nelse Garrett, a deputy sheriff, his
wife and three children, and Mrs.
Tillman Garrett and three daugh-
ters. An infant of the Tillman Gar-
rett family was blown 300 yards
by the wind but was not sriusly
CHICAGO, March 14.-Two days
of s'pring had created flood havoc
in Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and Ne-
braska today.
Many hundred acres of farm
land were flooded, streets and
buildings in some places were fill-
ed with water, rail and highway
traffic was disrupted and bridges
were torn away.
Rivers Are Swollen
Rain and rising temperatures,
melting the winter's last snows and
breaking up the ice, had turned the
Mississippi's tributaries into ice-
glutted torrents. The Mississippi
itself was rising but gave no im-
mediate cause for alarm.
Hundreds of men worked on
dikes while others watched ice
movements, prepared to use dyna-
mite wherever bridges were threat-
(By Associated Press)
Fighting before whatis expect-
ed to be' the crucial battle of the
Mexican revolution at Torreon, is
growing more intense as three big
federal columns really get under
way in their converging attack
against the massed forces of the
Jack Dempsey, former heavy-
weight boxing champion' of the
world, and Floyd Fitzsimmons,
well known promoter, will be in
Ann Arbor for several hours to-

day as the guests of James G.
Frey, a member of the Michigan
legislature. They have been hi
Lansing in the interests of cer-
taln state boxing bills.
The two notables will be at the
Michigan Union at 4 o'clock this'
afternoon where anyone wishing
to see them may come. They will
be taken on a tour of Michigan's
athletic plant and will inspect the
various facilities for athletics
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1 Seniors in the College of Lit- |
erature, Science, and the Arts I
I will be given an opportunity to I
| pay their class dues of five dol-

Tankmen Contest Northwestern To
Hold Big Ten Championship
For Third Year

By Edward L. Warner .i.
In defense of their Big Ten title, UUR U LU I IL
14 Michigan swimmers will enter -
the championship meet at Chicago Mrs. Zoe Blair Bolles Is Appointed;
tonight with the task of outscoring As Business Manager Of New
Northwestern's team of brilliant Women's Club Building
performers. With the *Wildcats
figured to annex a majority of the 'I WIDELY EXPERIENCED
first places; the Wolverines will T
depend upon a well-balanced squad The board of governors of the
in an attempt to' bring the title Michigan League building an-.
back to Ann Arbor for the third nounces the appointment of Mrs.
successive year. Zoe Blair Bolles to the position of
Coach Matt Mann has taken a business manager. Mrs. Bolles'
squad of 14 men to enter the chain- telegram of acceptance was re-
pionship events. Two of the .Wol- ; ceived yesterday morning by Miss
verines, Ault and Hubbell, will be Grace Richards, president of the l
relay teams will attempt to retain board.
defending their titles, while both "The board set itself to the quest
their championship laurels, of finding the one best person,,
Tle 160.yard relay team will be says Miss Richards. "To .this end
composed of Walker, Seager, Wala- every suggestion was canvassed,4
itis, and either Ault or Reif. In every recommendation followed up..
the 40 yard sprint Coach Mann is The Lewis Institute, Simmons Col-
entering Walker, Seager, and Reif. lege, Pratt Institute, and the Uni-
Walker finished first last year but versity of Chicago vocational bu-
was disqualified. The Wolverine reau were invited to recommend
entries in the century free style properly qualified persons.
will also be Walker, Seager,. and
Reif. The. recommendation of Mrs.
Reif.Bolles was made by the Florencer
George Hubbell will be defending Spencer agency for clerical and
his 150 yard back stroke crown, executive employees, and by Mrs.
while Captain Spindle will also George Hamilton Dean, '14. Mrs.
compete. In the breast stroke Bolles, was, according to Miss
Michigan will rely upon Bob Gold- Richards, the unanimous choice of
smith and Thompson. Walaitis, the board from among more than
Grimshaw, and Bailey have been 40 candidates.
selected for the fancy diving. The new business manager will
A great part of Michigan's hopes arrive in Ann Arbor on April 1 to
rest with Garnet Ault. The Ca- make preparations for the opening
nadian star will be defending his of the League building on May 4.
title in the 440 yard event, as well Her temporary office will be in
as being counted upon to score Alumni Memorial hall, where she
heavily in the 220 yard swim. Wat- can be reached by calling Univer-
son and McDonald are entered in sity 242. Applications which have
the quarter mile, while Watson will already been made for work in the!
also compete in the 220 yard race League building will be forwarded!
along with O. Goldsmith. to Mrs. Bolles immediately.
Schwartz is not likely to defend Mrs. Bolles has had very wide
his 220 yard title, but is expected experience in many parts of the
to seek first place in the 40 and country. During the war years, she
100 yard events. Colbath will de- was with the Wallis Cafe, Wash-
fend his diving championship. The ington, where between four and
other three champions of last year, five thousand people are served
Hill of Minnesota in the 40 yard daily. She went to Baltimore to
sprint, Darnall of Michigan in the become the manager of the Indus-j
century free style and Wagner of trial Cafeeria and director of social
Michigan in the breast stroke have welfare work at the Consolidated
all graduated. Michigan won last! Gas and Electric company. This
year's meet at Minneapolis with was followed by two years' experi-
the overwhelming total of 53 ence with the Boomer and Statler
points, Northwestern taking sec- hotels of New York City, and four
ond with 29. years with the New York exchange.

Junior Play Posters Were Not Immodest;
Withdrawn For Policy, Says Louise Cody
Announcement in yesterday "The members of the junior
morning's Daily that the posters class regret that distorted facts
for the Junior Girls' Play had concerning the poster publicity of
been withdrawn at the order of the Junior Girls' Play appeared in
Alice C. Lloyd, adviser of women, the Michigan Daily yesterday. We
because of the alleged immodest believe that this was due to a lack
character of the figures on the of authoritative information, and
poster was labeled as misrepresen- therefore wish to make the facts
tation late yesterday by several of the matter clear. Because of
members of the play committee., an imperfection in the printing
The story appearing yesterday of the poster, designed by Ruth
morning was the result of misun- Cooper, '30, and intended for use
derstanding in several depart- in advertising, 'the posters were
ments, and a full explanation of withdrawn at the request of the
the action was given the Daily I playcommittee, who. felt them
in a statement issued by Louise detrimental to the plan of adver-
Cody, '30, general chairman of the tising. We wish it to be clearl;'
committee. The . statement fol- understood that there was no ac-
lows: ion taken by the office of the Ad-
visers of Women, which has at all
times cooperated with the Junior
Girls' Play committee to the ful-
lest extent, and we deeply regret
INU any misrepresentation of fact."
Phyllis Loughton, Grad., direc-
tor of the play for this year, and
kit other members of the committee,
also testified that the withdrawal
was at their request, and for the
facts stated above.

Brands America As "Most Ignorant
Reactionary Center In World;"
Criticizes Hoover

niinnnr rvrlsiuir,

"American school students, when
they graduate, are absolutely dull
and dispirited because of our en-
tirely wrong system of education
in which the faculty runs the
school and the student to earn his
hours of credit must merely sit
still and submit," said Prof. Scott
Nearing, versatile social leader,
economist and college professor, in
his talk last night in Natural Sci-
ence Auditorium. "The students
are not represented in the admin-
istration of the schools to any ex-
People Here Are Wrong
"To presuppose, as we do, that
our faculties are of a high grade
of intelligence and competency
and are better fitted to select in-
structors for certain courses by
themselves than with student aid
is. I believe, altogether fallacious.
Often men get on the faculties ^of
universities who are incapable of
the task assigned them and stu-
dents have no right to complain.
In Russia, the representatives of
the student executive committee
would report the teacher and an-
other would be put in his place.
"The question to answer is, why
are students in Russia full of vital-
ity and self confidence and what
has been done and is being done
there to produce these results and
why is not the same result pos-
sible in the United States? The
United States is handicapped be-
;ause 'its eednic 'steflV bad
on the competitive profiteer sys-
tem can not possibly benefit the
schools and cooperate with 'them
like the Russian - cooperative sys-
tem in which they actually put
into practice all the educational
ideals about which we theorize. .
Nature, Labor Important
"In this country we teach read-
Ing, writing and arithmatic. We
subdivide subjects and teach ab-
stractions while in Russia they use
for their instruction a unified,
concrete piece of life. Their curri-
culum has two principal divisions,
nature and labor. Children from
the start develop what we call a
scientific method by which they
learn through first hand inquiry
and research, as far as possible.
Hoover Is Quoted
"We train them, as President
Hoover expressed it, for a rugged
individualism, while in Russia
they train them for their value to
the community as a unit. The
purpose of the elementary school
is to familiarize the students with
the main tenets of nature and la-
bor, that of thesecondary school
to teach the technique of these
matters and the colleges to further
develop and explain the technique
by practical experiments and re-
search. -
(By Associated Press)
PARIS, March 14.-Exactly two
monthsdago today Marshalaoch
collapsed under a heart attack
which soon was complicated with
uremic trouble and congestion of
a lung. Tonight three doctors who
have been calling on him daily
were greatly perturbed over' what
tihey term "sub-normal temper-
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, March 14.-Al-
though President Hoover has not
yet approached any individual
with a view to having him serve
upon the commission he will ap-
point to makean exhaustive study
of federal law enforcement and
court procedure, the chief exec-

utive is according this subject a
constantly increasing attention.
SThn flrcf.f n+ ha ja is n nl +t

(By Associated Press)
LONDON, March 14.-Spanish
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sider plans and designs to be em- students continued agitatin in
ployed in the preparation of next Madrid throughout the day and
year's University annual. j evening without serious results
except for the bruising of several
THE WEATHER students in police charges to scat-
f-- ter the groups. Numerous arrests
'The weather: Lower Michigan were made, including several
partly cloudy Friday and Satur- newspapermen, and all were sent
day; colder Friday. to the Model prison.
For the last thirty years, Prof. World war he sold a lot of his
Hugo P. Thieme, of the Romance prize flowers for benefit of the
languages department, has regu- Red Cross and of the French Re-
larly played hookey from his office l lief.
and the cares of the academic But his greatest hobby is books.
world, and gone out to the golf Professor. Thieme asserts. He isj
links, he revealed in a recent in- the possessor of one of the most
terview. Formerly he went out. complete private collections in the
every afternoon during the spring world of books dealing with the
and summer, now he gets out two technique of French verse. He has
or three times a week. collected since he was a student
Incidentally, Professor Thieme at Johns Hopkins university ij
was formerly golf champion of the 1894, he says, and during his stu-
University and of the Ann Arbor dent days often sacrificed an eve-
golf club. And it was he who, ning meal in order to be able to'
aided by old CommanderFaust, acquire some prized volume for
was principally instrumental in his collection.
the creation of the Barton Hills Professor Thieme's collection in-
course. cludes all the best and most im-
Professor Thieme also likes flow- portant editions of Montaigne
ers. he admitted with a smile, and from 1600 to the nresent date. in-


In the matter of student auton-
omy this University stands about
halfway between the most and the
least progressive opined Council-
man John R. Gilmartin, '29E, re-
porting Wednesday on the fourth
annual conference of the National
Student Federation of America
which he attended recently as'
delegate of the Student council.
On the Pacific coast student
councils virtually run the campus,
Gilmartin said. They even hire
athletic coaches and disburse ath-
letic receipts, while council repres-
entatives from smaller colleges in
different parts of the country com
plained that their only functions
were to elect themselves and hold
a banquet.
The conference Gilmartin at-j

or where it was supported, as at
Virginia, by a tradition of long'
standing. It was feared that poli-
tics would enter into honor system
discipline, and that the system of
grades would have to be abolished
before the honor system coUld be!
reasonably established.
Delegates from Georgia Tech
registered a complaint that stand-
ards of scholarship has been raised
so high as to keep many athletes
out of college. The point was
brought up that the Georgia Tech
athletic ajsociation had to pay
tutors to keep the good men in
college. A discussion of scholar-
ships for athletes reached an im-
passe on the question "What is a
scholarship?" Famous cases were
recalled of athletes who received

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