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Vol. XXXIX, No. 128. ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1929.

EIGHT PAGES

NOTED -SENATOR ,TO
OPEN CONVOCATION
SERIES ON SUNDAY
REPUBLICAN - LEADER SELECTS
"THE PRESENT OUTLOOK"
AS TOPIC
FESS HAS HAD VARIED
AND COLORFUL CAREER
Efforts Being Made To Secure
William Allen White For
Address, April 21
Senator Simeon D. Fess, educator
and politician from Ohio, will ad-
dress the opening student convo-
cation of the spring series next
Sunday on "The Present Outlook."
The convocation service will be-
gin at 11 o'clock in Hill auditorium.
As professor, college president,
and Republican chauvinist, Senator
Fess has led a brilliant career. He
entered the educational field first,
holding a professorship of Ameri-
can history at Ohio Northern uni-
versity from 1889 to 1896, after
which he became successively head
of the College of Law, and vice-
president of the University.
Was College President '
From 1907-1917 he served as
president of Antioch college, Ohio's
experiment in combining an edu-
cation' in the liberal arts with vo-
cational day laboring.
While president of Antioch, Sen-
ator Fess served as, delegate and
vice-president to the Ohio Consti-
tutional convention of 1912, where
he drafted the amendment which
created a state department of pub-
lie instruction. From 1913 to 1923
he served as a member of the
House of Representatives at Wash-'
ington, heading'i the House comn-
mittee on education.
Receives New Term
In 1923 epresentativertFess be-
camne Senator Fess, elected tos serve
until 1929 Last fall in the Hoover
landslide, Senatonr ess was relect-
edl for a second sx-year term. In
the 'Congressiona elections of 1918,
1920, and 1922 he directed affairs
for the Republican party in Ohio
as a member of the National Cam-
paign committee, and was instru-
mental in piling up the huge Ohio
majority for Harding in 1920.
Last summer at Kansas City he
delivered the keynote address be-!
fore 1,000 howling delegates con-
vened to nominate Herbert Hoover ,
for the presidency.
Helen. Durard will play the organ
at the convocation service, and
George E. Alder, Grad., will sing
Saure's "The Palm," as an offer-
tory. The congregation will join in
singing "Come Thou Almighty
King," and "Rejoice Ye Pure in
Heart."
Black Will Speak
Professor Hugh Black of the
Union Theological seminary will
address another convocation here
on April 28, it was announced re-
cently by Mark Andrews, '29, chair-
man of the Student council com-
mittee on convocations, and efforts
are being made to secure William
Allen White, author-journalist, to
address another convocation on
April 21.
Dean Charles R. Brown of the
Yale Divinity School, now travel-
ling in Europe, has had to decline
invitations to address convocations
both last fall and this spring. He
has been secured by the committee,
however, to speak here next fall.

CONGRESS TURNS TO HYDE
FOR FARM RELIEF ADVICE
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, March 21.-The
vexing farm relief issue which has
been tossed about for several sea-
sons between the White House and
the capitol was turned to a new
quarter tonight-the department of
agriculture.
A letter asking the new secretary
of agriculture, Arthur Mh. Hyde, to
present to Congress the admInis-
tration's view on a relief bill is
resting on his freshly varnished
desk.
Confounded by the word passed
from the White House, the Republi-
can leaders at'the capital had de-
cided it is up to someone to speak
for the administration.
o-0
SENIOR INVITATIONS
S-~ ---~~1I

Supreme Court
With Answers
Answers to summons were pou
ing into the ofifce of the clerk
the Supreme Court of the Unive
sity yesterday, threatening
swamp the assistants before tl
week is over. Although approx
mately 550 invitations were se
out due to the large number of sp
cial requests, the original regul
tion of only 400 at the banquet w
be strictly adhered to, according
the members of the tickets and i
vitations committee of Sigma Del
Chi, who sponsors the affair.
An, announcement made la
night by George E. Simons, I~
assistant chairman of the commi
tee stated that only the first 4
answers would be considered, tl
checks being returned to tho
Due to an oversight on th
part of the official printers
( the address of the Marshal of
( of the court was omitted on
the subpoenas. All answerq
I should include a signed blank
a check, and a return envelope
They should be addressed to th
Marshal of the Court, 915 Oak-
I land Ave., Ann Arbor.

Clerk Swamped I' ou|~[[
To Grid Summons U10 LILI
r- signified their willingness to do
of court duty on the appointed night
r- are Lieut. Leonard Flo, noted Ann
to Arbor aviator who was to have
he I been tendered a banquet some time
xi- *go. Flo expressed a ,desire to as-
nt sist in any way possible to convict]
e- the guilty lubricator. :averal resi-'
a- dents of Ann Arbor, members of
ill the faculty, and many students FRESHMEN AND L
to have already returned their answer WILL HOLD X
n- forms to the committe from the AFFAIR
ta clerk's office.
The trial, which is to be held at JACK M'CAYG
,st the seventh annual Gridiron b Ja CKMA-
30, quet of SigmaDelta Chiat 6:30 MARKS TO L
t- o'clock Wednesday night, April 3,
00 in the ball room of the Union, will Chairman Announces
he be open to men only, and will rc- Frosh Frolic Tic
se quire formal dress. After the pre- This Aftern

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(By Associated Press)
MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 21.
-Red Cross officials in Washington
estimated today that 26,000- per-
sons had been made homeless by
floods in south Alabama and
northern Florida, and reports of
additional scores of refugees were
received at Maxwell Field, govern-
ment flying field, here. The fliers
had been taking a leading part in
the relief work.
The additional reports came
from towns along the Alabama
River, which is far out of its banks.
Major W. R. Weaver, commnand-
ant of the army post, said planes
flew over the section around Selma,
dropping provisions and blankets
to the marooned families.
TIRIBUTE PAID TO
L[ATE WAR LEADE
Chamber Of Deputies Votes Sixth
National Funeral In Memory
Of Marshall Foch
THOUSANDS VISIT HOME
(By Associated Press)

Leo

Norville, Jarl Andeer,
Stephen Jones Lose To
Badgers There

AndI

PROF. MITCHELL OF LYONS
AWARDS VERDICT TO
WISCONSIN
RECORD NOW STANDS AT
TWO WINS, TWO LOSSES

VICTORS OVER NORTHWESTERN HERE;
NEGATIVE TEAM LOSES TO WISCONSIN

-o sentation of the case of loquacious
e lubrication by several able attor-
,I neys, taken from various profes-
f sions, before a judge whose name
I is being withheld for the sake of
s ( protection against pre-trial threats,
, ( the tradition oil can will be pre-
. sented to the person convicted who
e will have the custody of the award
- for the coming year.

who cannot be accomodated. Alex-
ander K. Gage, Jr., '29, chairman
of the committee stated that al-
though it looked as though the
quota would be filled within the
next few days, under no circum-
stances would answers received
after March 30 be considered.
Among the list ofP men who have
SPEA_OVER WJRI
"School Discipline," Mars Again"
And "A Rhetoric Laboratory"
' Arc Topics Discussed
UNION ORCHESTRA PLAYS'
Dean James B. Edmonson of the
School of Education, Prof. Amos R.
Morris of the rhetoric department,
and Prof. Ralph H. Curtiss of the
astronomy department last night
delivered the three talks on the
22nd Michigan Night radio pro-
gram of the current series. The
program was put on the air from
the new Morris hall studio through
WJR, the "Good Will Station" of
the Richards Oakland company,
Detroit.
Dean Edmonson, speaking on
"The Old Versus The New in School
Discipline," told of the changes .
which have taken place in the va-
rious schools of today, stressing 'the
newer idea of cooperation, help-
fulness, and industry as opposed to
the older idea of school discipline-
that which emphasized quiet, or-
der, and submissiveness.
The second talk of the program
given by Professor Morris was en-
titled "What is a Rhetoric Labora-
tory?" Professor Morris has been
interested in the study of language
arts by analysis of human speech
sounds and told of efforts being
made by which an adequate stand-
ard may be set upon which to base
our estimates of literary values.
Professor' Curtiss, who is direc-
tor of the University observatory
spoke on "Mars Again" telling at
length of the characteristics of
this planet and what scientists oh
the earth know about that heaven-
ly body, or what they have reason
to belive is constantly taking place
on it.
As for the musical portion of the
program, the Union dance orches-
tra under the management of Paul
Omer and Don Loomis and directed
by' Bill Suthers, presented several
of their liveliest numbers during1
the interim between the speeches.
Waldo Abbot, director of the sta-
tion, states that he is at present
working on a number of special
programs for the future.

MIMES TO STAGE
PO PULAR MYSTERY
Mail Orders Now Being Accepted
For "In The Next Room"
Reservations

WILL PLAY NEXT

WEEK

Mail orders are now being receiv-
ed at Mimes theater for the next,
week's performances of "In The
Next Room", the popular mysteryl
thriller by Eleanor Robson Belmont
and Harriet Ford. The play will be
put on for nightly performances
(except Wednesday night) begin-
ning next Monday and at a special
Saturday matinee.
Eleven persons are included in the
cast which has been rehearsing forl
several weeks. Included in that
number are many who are well
known to followers of campus dra-
matics, including Richard C. Kur-
vink, '29, George W. Priehs, '30,
Eugenie Chapel, '32, Josephine Ran-
kin, '30, David B. Hempstead,. '31,
Win. R. Day, Jr., '30L., and Freder-
ick K. Kleene, '31.
The play enjoyed a long run on
Broadway within recent seasons
and was one of the most successful
of the mystery plays which have
been produced. The action con-
cerns the mistaken sale of an orig-
inal antique cabinet in place of a
copy which had been ordered.
Numerous unaccounted for mys-
teries in connection with the cab-
inet complicate the action and
everything becomes shrouded in
mystery until the final disclosure
of the guilty one, whose identity is
disclosed as a quick surprise to the
audience.
Many special effects within the'
theater are planned by E. Morti-
mer Shuter in an effort to haveI
the mysterious atmosphere pervade
'the theater from the time one is
seated to the very end of the per-
formance. Music such as Chopin's
"Funeral March" will be played
between the acts.
ERNEST RHYS, VERSATILE
WRITER, TO LECTURE HERE
Negotiations are virtually com-
plete for the appearance here of
Ernest Rhys, editor of Everyman's
library, as a University lecturer
sometime next fall, according to
an announcement made yesterday.
In addition to having written a
number of novels, among them The
Fiddler of Cane, Mr. Rhys is well
known as *a lecturer and speaker.
During the past summer he was
adjudicator in the Arts and Let-

With freshmen on campus hold-
ing the first class dance of their
college career and dignified Law
seniors holding their traditional
class dance, the campus will cele-
brace a gala night tonight when
the Frosh Frolic will be held in the
Union ballroom and the Lawyers
Crease dance will be held in the
lounge of. the Lawyers' club. Final
arrangements for both dances were
completed early in the week, and
all will be in readiness for the two
dances tonight.
Few Frolic Tickets Remain
While the lawyeis are boasting a
sellout for their dance, the Fresh-
man committee still has a very
few tickets on hand, the com-
mittee in charge announced late
last night, and -these will be on
sale at the Union and at a booth
in the lobby of University hall to-
day. Contrary to expectations, the
ticket sale for the Frolic will close
promptly at 5 o'clock this after-
noon at all the booths, it was said
yesterday, as University rules re-
quire such a measure. "We want
to correct any idea that tickets to
the Frolic will be sold at the door
tonight," Kenneth McCallum, '32,
general chairman announced. "The
sale will close promptly at 5 o'clock'
and it will be impossible to pur-
chase a ticket thereafter."
The dance at the Union tonight
will commence atr-9:30-oclock and,
will close at 2 o'clock, with the
grand march scheduled for around
11 o'clock. McCallum will lead the
march with Miss Iorothy Fendley
of Detroit, as his partner. The
music will be played by Gerald
Marks and his Oriole Terrace or-
chestra of Detroit, the band leav-
ing the famous Detroit cafe to play
this dance especially. It is a Col-
l umbia recording orchestra. Favors
will be given outaatrthe door at
the dance, the favors chairman
announced.
Lawyers Engage Jack McKay
Decorations for the dance will
start early this morning under the
'care of the Goodhew Floral com-
pany of this city. A new motif is
promised, with the floral decora-
tions grouped in bunches instead
of in the usual style of being spread
around the ballroom. 0
The Crease dance will be featur-
ed by the music 'of Jack McKay's
Country Club orchestra from De-
troit, a band which made a big
!hit here recently at another party,
and by the publication of the
Crease paper with scandals about
the great and near-great of the
Isenior law class and other sections.
The Crease dance is one of the
most famous of class dances at
Michigan, deriving its name sever-
al years ago when the Lawyers
changed to wearing of evening
! clothes instead of the usual out-
fits. The committee in charge of
this party was headed by Donovan
Y. Erickson, '29L.
ALLIED NATIONS AGREE
ON GERMANY'S PAYMENT
(By Associated Prss)
PARIS, March 21.-One billion,
seven hundred and fifty million
marks (approximately $420,000,000)
is the irreducible minimum whichf
Germany's creditors will accept as
hr fist nnnit nvm ; enndr

PARIS,

March 21.--The

world mourned with France today
at the bier of Marshal Foch.
King and president, general and
minister of state, came to pay him
tribute while thousands of the,
more humble crowded into the
courtyard of his house to inscribe
their names in the register of
those who came to do him honor.
Representing Belgium which was
the first to feel the wounds of the
Great War, came King Albert in
person to pay tribute to the man
under whom hie had served in Flan-
ders as head of the Belgium army
in the last days of 1918. General
John J. Pershing, commander-in-
chief of the American Expedition-
ary Forces, also came. President
poumergue, 4Premier,,,roincare and,
former Premier Clemenceau, - "the
father of victory," were there, too.
To the home where the general-
isiimo of the mighty allied hosts of
1918 died at sunset Wednesday an
unending succession of distinguish-
ed personages, messengers and
messages began to arrive before
dawn lnd, continued throughout
the day.
The high and lowly of France
mingled in the marshal's courtyard
with those of other races whose
kin served in the World war under
the supreme command of the
French warrior who finished his
final campaign Wednesday night.;
While an unending procession of
generals, ambassadors, ministers of
state and distinguished -figures and
several thousand humbler citizens
came to the Foch home, the
French chamber of deputies voted
to give the marshal' a national
funeral, the sixth in the history of
France.
It was announced that the fun-
eral would be held Tuesday, prob-
ably from the famous Cathedral
of Notre Dame, although definite
plans awaited reading of the mar-
shal's will. The body will lie in
state under the Arc de Triomphe
for 24 hours previously.
DUDLEY-KIMBALL TAKE
UNION BRIDGE TOURNEY
Harold W. Dudley, '29L, and
Miles W. Kimball, '29, won the
finals of the all-campus bridge
tournament being sponsored by
the Union last night by defeating
John W. Watling, '30, and William
N. Andrews, '31.
As a result of their victory, the
members of the winning team were

MADISON, Wis., March 21..-Wis-
consin's affirmative defeated the
Michigan negative in a Western
Conference intercollegiate debate
here tonight.
Prof. Eugene Mitchell of the de-
partment of speech of Lyons col-
lege was the single expert judge
who rendered the decision. Marvin
I B. Rosenberry, chief justice of the
Wisconsin supreme court bench,
presided.
Record Is Even
With its defeat here tonight,
Michigan now has a record of two
victories and two defeats for its
first year of debating in the new
Western Conference debate league
which was founded last fall. The
conference victories were over Illi-
nois last semester and over North-
western last night. Ohio. State
was the other Conference school
beside Wisconsin to win from Mich-
igan.
The Conference schedule will be
arranged next year so that in the
course of the two semesters each
University will meet the four oth-
ers which it did not oppose during
the preceding year. Under this ar-
rangement Michigan will meet
Iowa, Purdue, Indiana, and Min-
nesota in Conference debates next
year.
Three Compose Team
Leo T. Norville, '30, Jarl Andeer,'
'29, and Stephen Jones, '30L., com-
posed the negative team which de-
bated-here. The members' of the
Wisconsin affirmative were John
Paras, D. Laikin, and Wells W.
Harrington.
In upholding the affirmative
case, the Wisconsin debaters argued
that the jury system is obsolete,
that it is inherently defective, and
that the judge system would re-
sult in speedier and more efficient
justice.
Norville Opens Decision
N Norville, opening the Michigan
case, contended that the jury sys-
tem is basically sound, that its
abolition would disrupt our legal
system, and that faults in the jury
are not inherent but procedural in
nature.
Andeer, giving the second neg-
ative speech attacked the judge as
an institution and 'argued that
substantial justice is obtained
through the jury. Jones was the
third Michigan speaker. He con-
cluded the case of the negative in
the specific defense of the jury as
necessary in the decision of crim-
inal cases.
WAR IN CHINA BELIEVED
INEVITABLE; TROOPS MOVE
By Associated Pre)
LONDON, March 21.-War clouds
in China, never long absent from
the horizon since the turn of the
century, loomed today in reports
from Nanking, Peking, and Han-
kow. The Nationalist government,
with a slumbering military revolt
on its hands in Shantung, was at
the loggerheads with the faction
controlling the rich and powerful
Wuhan cities of Hankow, Wuchang
and Hanyang.
Both sides believed war was in-

WEBSTER, BOESCHE, AND LEVY
COMPOSE WINNING
TRIO
PROFESSOR BARD OF
IOWA ACTS AS JUDGE
Abolition Of Jury Is Debate Topic
In 11ll Auditorium
Last Night
Debating the proposition, Re-
solved that a judge or 'a board of
judges should be substituted for
the jury in all trials throughout
the United States, the Michigan
affirmative team defeated t h e
Northwestern negative last night
in Hill auditorium. Prof. A. Craig
Baird of the department of speech
of the University of Iowa was the
single expert judge.
John E. Webster, '30P., Fenelon
Boesche, 1, and Nathan Levy, '31,
speaking in the order named, com-
posed the Michigan team. They
were opposed by Stanford Clinton,
Stuart E. White, and Isadore Katz
of Northwestern.
Webster Begins Debate
Webster, opening the discussion,
pointed out that among the de-
fects in the present jury system
are the facts that intelligent peo-
ple are nearly always excused from
jury service and that the average
jurors cannot comprehend the
rules of court procedure and testi-
mony. "Remedies," he added, "have
been suggested for these evils but
have never been placed In effect."
Continuing the affirmative dis-
cussion, Boesche declared, "The
administration of justice in any
area fits the demands of that area.
Although we insist upon experts in
every other phase of our social,
political, and economic life, we are
content to accept the decisions of
inexperienced laymen in the ad-
ministration of justice."
"Juries are chosen from people
who form the lowest strata of so-
ciety," Levy stated in giving what
was probably the best speech of
the evening. "The jury comes, acts,
and merges back into society," he
argued. "It is the only American
governmental institution which is
not responsible for its acts. The
judge, on the other hand, con-
tinues from day to day and must
accept responsibility for his deci-
sion.
Clinton Claims Soundness
Clinton was the opening negative
speaker. "The jury system is in-
herently sound," he continued, "be-
cause it applies a social concept of
justice, and is the only effective
means of eliminating prejudice and
vice." It is the only safeguard the
,people have against oppressive leg-
islation, he believes.
"The judge system which the
affirmative are advocating is in-
herently unsound," White declared
in continuing the negative case,
"because it is a cast system, be-
cause it is easier to corrupt two or
three judges than it is to corrupt
a jury of 12 men, and because the
judge system puts men on the
bench whose minds are in a rut of
legal technicalities."
Katz, the third negative speaker,
gave the concluding arguments .of
the constructive speeches. "The
judge is impractical," he avered.
"It takes out of our administration
of justice the right of the every day
man on the street to be judged by
his peers.
Norville Opens Discussion
"The function of the jury is to
act as a check upon the arbitrary
acts of a judge," he continued,
"The trend is not away from the
jury but toward it. In the past 100
years, every European country ex-
cept Holland has adopted the jury
system."
Prof. Hobart R. Coffey of the
Law School was the presiding of-

I flcer of the occasion. Ormand J.
Drake,'r3Ed.,eandrHoward Simon,
'30, Varsity debaters of last semes-
ter, served as time keepers.
CREWS WORK ALL NIGHT
TO SAVE FIFTY MINERS
(By Associated Press)
PARNASSUS, Pa., March 21.-
Sruggling against great odds, hel-
meted miners and crews tonight
I'wre woirking feverishly in the KiCnd~

ters section of the Olympic con-
tests at Amsterdam.

- -nernrsc annuny paym ut nc
FREE MOVIE OF SUPERIOR QUALITY BEING PLANNED any new reparations p-tha
t Experts representing the allied
BY HOAG AND COUNCIL FOR CAP NIGHT CELEBRATION nations today reached this definite
point in the long negotiations lead-
Extensive arrangements are be- ( lar Majestic organist for the oc- ing up to the revision of the Dawes
ing completed between Manager ( casion, An act of vaudeville may plan, and so informed Dr. Schacht,
Jerry Hoag of the Michigan thea- I also be added to the evening's en -chief of the German delegation.
Jrerr a fthe uet on i otertainmen~t. I
tre and the Student council to To replace the present Hill audi- !". Ih
stage a free movie in celebration torium screen suspended on four ,a er 4
of Cap Night, May 17, that will be ropes, Hoag will move in the
comparable to paid-admission per- screen which is now being used at
formances. the Michigan. The rope-suspended
A. first-run feature will be pur- screen used heretofore for free
I chased by the Butterfield interests, shows, rippled everytime a door

presented individual loving cups. evitable, and from Peking came
Season passes to the Mimes the-word that Nationalist troops from
ater were presented by the Unionthe province of Anhwei had reach-
as the prize for the runner ups.ed Lotienhsien, 70, miles northeast
More than 76 teams were original-of Hankow, indicating that the
ly entered in the tournament. outbreak was imminent.
THIEME'S CONVERSATION WITH ANDRE OHEVRILLON
REVEALS HIGH REGARD HUMANITY HAS FOR FOCH
How Marshall Foch was regarded was always asked, whatever sub-
by his fellows in the French: Aca- ject was being discussed."
demy, the "society of immortals"'lFoch's treatises on military tactics
was revealed yesterday when Prof.'lishowed such marked ability and
Hugo P. Thieme, of the Romance his general knowledge of cultural
Languages department, reported subjects was so great that he was
conversations he held with Amdre I one of the few honored by admis-
Chevrillon on his visit here last sion to the French Academy, which
week. Chevrillon sat with Foch in is primarily a literary society.

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