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Adams, Firestone, And Hart Also
Talk On Third Michigan Night
Radio Program
Mentioning the various services
of the University to the people of
the state of Michigan, President
Clarence Cook Little delivered the
feature address on the third Uni--
versity Michigan Night radio pro-
gram broadcast between 7 and 8
o'clock last night through the
courtesy of WJR-WCX, the Rich-
ards Oakland Co.'s "Good Will Sta-
tion" of Detroit.
"We wish you to recognize the
University as an essential part of,
the State's service to its people,"
President Little told his radio audi-
ence. "We desire to impress upon
you the fact that its service is of
two main types. The first of these
is to fulfill in so far as is possible
the needs, of our citizens in the
field of higher education. The
second is to correlate and to inter-
relate these needs with a construc-
tive program of progress for the
State and so to provide leadership
in creative democracy which will
place Michigan in the forefront of
her, sister commonwealths." It was
this second type service which he
took as his subject for his talk.
Describes Recent Advances
President Little spoke in turn of
the school or forestry and con-
servation, established here in 1927
and the first of its kind in the
United States; the Medical School,
and its service to the citizens and
and its promotion of graduate work
in this field; the School'of Educa-
tion and the division of high school
inspection, with its development
of new and advanced methods ofj
determining the fitness of students
for a higher education at public
expense, requiring further and'
more intimate contacts with the
schools; and finally of the work of
engineering research as carried on
by the University, pointing out that
the volume of this work has in-
creased from $8,000 in 1920 to over
$200,000 in 1928.
President Little asked the sup-
port of the citizens of the State in,
all its works and its proposed pro-
gram of extension throughout the
whole of Michigan. "The support
of the citizens of Michigan have by
the products of the University very
largely contributed to building the
State as we now see her," he con-
cluded. "Education lays up treas-
ures which time and wear and tear
cannot weaken or destroy. The
University is happy and proud to
be the servant of the people of
Michigan in all these matters and
considers her obligations as sacred
and inspiring."
Deplore Rare Book Losses
Randolph G. Adams, custodian
of the William L. Clements Mem-
orial Library, spoke on "The De-
struction of Libraries" in the sec-
ond address of the program. Prof-
essor Adams spoke extensively on
the wanton and careless destruc-
tions of books and libraries as hav-
ing gone on from the earliest times,
and of the greatest cause of de-
struction of libraries today-that
of the ignorance on the part of
those who inherit books.

"It is strange what queer notions
the heirs and executors of a book-
collector sometimes take towards
his books," he said. "Either they
junk the whole lot, or they save
something really unimportant and
ask an absurd price for it. This,"
he said, "is one of our greatest
problems today."
Firestone Talks On Noises
Speaking on "Noises," Prof. Floyd
Firestone, of the physics depart-
ment, told of the experimental
work being done at the University
in the field of noise. He told of
the experiments being conducted
in the new Physics building, that of
the study of the arrangement of
auditoriums in trying to secure the
most favorable accoustical results,
the efforts to eliminate unneces-
sary noises in automobiles, and
other devices for the dissemination
of noises into its various parts.
Discusses Bone Tuberculosis

Director Yost Spikes All Rumors
That He Plans To Leave Michigan
July 1st, 1921, my contract with the Athletic Association as
football coach was cancelled and I was employed by the Regents
of the University as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics with
some other added duties. Any and all coaching I have done
since that time has been voluntary.
My work as Director in connection with the development
of the athletic plant and the enlarged program of athleticsthas
grown so it is impossible for me to give the amount of time
and thought necessary as head coach of the football team. This
is no part-time job. The time will never come when I do not
have a deep interest in the coaching problems and the personnel
of Michigan's football teams, and any assistance I can give, I
will gladly do. The coaches and the players know this.
All summer and fall I have worked without a vacation. Two
weeks ago I made an engagement to be in Nashville last Monday
morning on important business. Saturday evening, after the
Indiana game, Coach Wieman came to my home and remained
with me until train time, discussing the Indiana game and the
coaching problems. Such a thing as my leaving Michigan has.
never been considered by me in thirty years and will not receive
any future consideration.f
I assume full responsibility for the personnel and assign-
ment of the coaches on the football staff-Wieman head coach,
Cappon, Blott, Oosterbaari and Veenker for the Varsity, and
Courtwright and Brown for the "B" team. Three of these men,
Wieman, Brown, and Oosterbaan, are former Michigan football
c a p t a i n s, and two, Blott and Oosterbaan are All-Americans.
These men as coaches or players have been largely responsible
for Michigan's football record for the past ten years. I have
great confidence in the efficiency of this staff and the team
and the coaches have my unbounded 10 y a 1 t y. I have never
known a Michigan team that has not measured up to its possi-
bilities. No team can do more. However, Oosterbaans and
Friedmans are very scarce.
During the twenty-eight years I have been here, Michigan
has traveled some very rough roads, (lean years) but there have
always been enough loyal Michigan men to help over these
rough spots. Loyalties are tested in defeat-not in victory.
After nearly thirty year's experience at Michigan, I have an
abiding faith in the loyalty and co-operation of the vast ma-
jority of students, alumni and others on the campus interested
in this great University. This is true as well of the citizens
of Michigan.
Fielding H. Yost

175 State High School Editors And
Business Managers In
Formallyopening the eighth an-
nual convention of the Michigan
Interscholastic Press association,
more than 175 high school editors,
business managers and faculty ad-
visors gathered in the ball room of
the Union for a general assembly
which opened a three day program
to be concluded Saturday.
The address of welcome was de-
livered by Dean John R. Effinger,
of the College of Lierature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts. 'n addressing
the gathering Dean Effinger stress-
ed the necessity of a broad educa-
tion as a prerequisite not only for
I a journalistic career but for nearly
every profession for which prospec-
tive college students might enter.
He spoke also of the place which
women occupy in the journalistic
field and expressed a desire that all'
members of the convention would
be brought to see the value of a col-
lege education as a vital part of
their work.
Inspect The Daily
In explaining the aims of the
convention, Prof. John L. Brumm,
of the department of Journalism,
stated that it would be the purpose
of the convention to instill in the
minds of those present the neces-
sity for quality of publications and
the importance of the high school
publication as the voice of the stu-
dent body. J. Stewart Hooker, '29,
president of Sigma Delta Chi, wel-
comed the delegates in behalf of
the convention 'ssponsors.
An inspection trip through the
Daily plant completed the evening's
The schedule for today includes
an address on "School Leadership"
by Prof. Brumm, and another ad-
dress by A. G. Ruthven, dean of
administration, to be given this
afternoon. Two general assem-
blies, one at 9 o'clock this morning
and the other at 1:30 o'clock this
afternoon, will be held in the ball
room of the Union, while ten sepa-
rate discussion sections are sched-
uled for this morning in the jour-
nalism department on the third
floor of the West Medical building,
and ten more will be held in small
meeting rooms on the third floor
of the Union this afternoon.
Will Give Tea Dance
A tea dance will be given by Sig-
ma Delta Chi and Theta Sigma Phi
this afternoon at Betsy Barbour
house for all delegates to the con-
vention. The annual banquet will
be held tonight in the ball room of
the Union, at which time Prof. Gail
Eh Densmore, of the department of
speech, will deliver a talk on "Get-
ting There," and Prof. George E.
Carrothers will speak on "Being

Two Schools Hold
Junior Class Vote
William Orwig, Miles Buellman,
And R. A. Conn Get Places
On J-Hop Committee
Two schools voted for their jun-
ior class officers yesterday and con-
cluded the junior voting for the
present year. A third, the School
of Education, was slated to vote
but had already elected officers at
the beginning of the year.
The Education juniors met, how-
ever, and elected William Orwig as
their J-Hop represenative for the
1930 J-Hop. This is the last year
that the Education school will be
represented with a man on the
J-Hop committee, as heretofore
they have failed to cooperate with
the Student council in holding their
elections. The Council dropped
them from the list at its meeting,
last Wednesday night.
In the School of Business Ad-
ministration, R. A. Pratt was elect-
ed president, L. P. Bushnell was
elected vice-president, G. H. Kids-
well was elected treasurer, and M.
J. Drake was named secretary. As
their J-Hop representative, the
juniors named R. A. Conn.
The junior Pharmacy class elect-
ed as president, Carl Beyer. John
Webster was elected vice-president,
William Clark was named secre-
tary, and Miles Buellman was elect-
ed treasurer. Clarence Hahn was
named as J-Hop committeeman.
Dr. Mosher's Death
Recalls Noted Life
Regarding the death of Dr. Eliza
M. Mosher, '75M, President Clarence
Cook Little yesterday issued the
following statement:
"The University of Michigan is
under great obligation to Dr. Eliza
M. Mosher, whose death we are
now mourning. As a brilliant mem-
ber of the Medical class of 1875,
she became the first Dean of
Women in the College (then De-
partment) of Literature, Science,
and the Arts in 1896 and continued
in that capacity ulntil 1902, acting
also as Professor of Hygiene.
"Few men or women in the edu-
cational or professional field could
have made the contribution to the
welfare of her students and her
patients that Dr. Mosher was so
suitably fitted by natural endow-
ment to give. Certainly in her
passing, we have lost one of the
mostvalued and distinguished of
the University's alumnae."~
C. C. Little.
Ten Years' Building
To Take 18 Million
The University of Michigan will
require $18,052,000 for its building
needs during the next ten years,
the latest figures to be released
from the office of President Clar-
ence Cook Little showed yesterday.
The itemized statement will be re-
leased soon, it was announced at
the same time.
Little Represents
Country At Ritual
President Clarence Cook Little
leaves today for London, Ontario,
where he will attend the Golden
Jubilee anniversary of the founding
of the University of Western On-
tario, and to attend there the in-
auguration of President William
Sherwood Fox.
Tonight, President Little will
represent all of the universities in
the United States at a special con-
vocation. This noon, he will ad-
dress a luncheon at the Canadian

club of that city.

Ominous Nature Of Message Raises Little Hope
For Successful Conclusions Of Flight
By Commander McDonald
B U L L E T IN (By Associated Press)


Detroit, Oct. 18-At 11 o'clock
tonight nothing further has
been heard by the Associated
Press of Lieut. Commander H.
C. McDonald and his tiny moth
plane. The plane carried gas-
oline for 20 hours of flight. He
is now seven and a half hours
overdue on his attempted flight
across the Atlantic, and anxi-
ous watch is being maintained
throughout Ireland.


"Diplomacy," To Be Presented Oct.
30, Has Phyllis Loughton '28.
As Director
Rehearsals are continuing daily
for Comedy club's opening produc-
tion of Sardou's "Diplomacy,"
which will be on the boards at
Mimes theater for the week begin-
ning Tuesday, Oct. 30. The script
which will be used here is the one
used in last year's George Tyler re-
vival of the show.
Among the principal persons in
the cast are included bharles
Peake, '29, as Julian, Lillian Set-
chell, '29, as Dora, Pauline Jacobs,
'29, as the Marquise, Robert Adams,
'30, as Beauclaire, George Riehs, '30,
as Baron Stein, Thurston Thieme,
'29, as Orloff, Elizabeth McCurdy,
'29, as Lady Henry, and Lorinda
McAndrew, '30, as Zicka.
Phyllis Loughton, '28, who is re-
membered in campus dramatic cir-
cles for her success here with
"Dulcy," "Yon and I," "Seventh
Heaven," and a number of other
productions as well as her direction
of the 1927 Junior Girls' Play,
"Eight 'Till Eight," will direct the
production of "Diplomacy." Miss
Bonstelle and the Detroit civic the-:
ater have loaned Miss Loughton's
services to Comedy club for the oc-
. casion. Thomas Dougall, '28, star
and co-author of "The Same To
You," 1927 Union Mimes opera, will
assist her in the direction of the-
Many successful runs have been
enjoyed by Sardou's masterpiece,
the most recent of which was last
year when its revival toured the
country with an all star cast.

Von Luckner, German Adventurer;
Will Inauguate Lecture Course
November I
The sale of season passes in the
left section of Hill auditorium for
the Oratorical associtian lecture
series has met with unusual re-
sponse, Carl G. Brandt, faculty
manager, stated yesterday. There
are still good seats available how-
ever, in this section which may be
obtained either by mailing an order
or making personal application to
the Oratorical association office at
3211 Angell hall, Mr. Brandt said.
In previous years it has always
been possible to secure choice re-
served seats up to the time of the
first lecture; but the unprecedented
demand for tickets exhausted those
less than a week after the mail
order sale was opened. The Orator-
ical association felt it was somewhat
of an injustice to former patrons
who had relied on the situation of
previous years to ask them to pay
nine dollars in single admissions to -
unreserved sections to hear this
course of lectures, and decided to
issue passes to specified seats in the
extreme left section of the floor.
The Hill auditorium box office
will be open at 7 o'clock on the
night of November 1 when Count
von Luckner opens the lecture
course, .it was stated. Single ad-
missions at $1 each will be sold at
this time. The same policy 'will be
followed on the nights of the other
lectures. The single admission
tickets admit only to the un-
reserved sections. No season passes
will be available at the box office
because of the time required inj
issuing them, so these can only be
obtained at the association office.

Boy Radio Operator
Talks ToIyrd Shin'
. a
(By Associated Press)
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Oct. 18-t
Commander Richard Byrd's polar1
ship, City of New York, was at 120l
degrees west, 10 south on the Pa-
cific at 6 o'clock this morning, Cen-
tral Time, Bert Tuckett, 1 o c a I
schoolboy radio operator, reported
after an hour's conversation with
the vessel,
The crew was reported to be in
good health.
Tuckett was asked to communi-
cate at 6 each morning to pick up
a radio message for relay. The op-
erator said Tuckett was the only
person he had heard since leaving
Mistake Made In Initial Count
Necessitates Two Recounts
To Find Winner
At a special meeting of the Stu-
dent council yesterday afternoon,
consideration was made of the
presidential returns for the Junior
class offices. William Farrell, who
lost on the first count and won on
the two recounts late Wednesday
night, was declared elected over
Edwin Poorman. On the first
counting, Poorman had 282 votes
to 247 for Farrell. The recounts
showed 267 for Farrell and 263 for
One of the explanations offered
to settle the obvious discrepancy
was that on the first count, four
sets of five tallies for Farrell were
accidentally counted in for his op-
ponent. Rumors yesterday that at
the recounts after supper showed
several names crossed out and
others subsituted were branded as
entirely false.
A recount was also made on the
vote for J-Hop chairman, and the
original winner, Harry Wallace, was
found to have defeated his op-
ponent, Richard Cole, by one vote.
On the first counting, Wallace lead
by 25 votes, having 272 to 247 for
There will be no recount on the
close race between Charles Jose
and Bradford Fogarty, it was an-
nounced. Jose won by 266 to 261
Wednesday night, and as no re-
count was asked on that night, the
ballots were destroyed with the rest.

LONDON, Oct. 18-The silence in
which audacious attempt of Lieut.
Commander H. C. McDonald to fly
the Atlantic in a little moth plane
from west to east, which has been
shrowded since the British aviator
left Newfoundland, was broken to-
night by a message which brought
more of thrill than of hope.
The Dutch steamship Harden-
berg, bound for Antwerp, and about
700 miles east of St. John's, re-
ported to the Associated Press
sighting an airplane which passed
above the ship half an hour after
midnight (London time) or 7:30
p. m. (Eastern Standard Time) last
The McDonald plane had hopped
off from Harbor Grace at 11:51 yes-
terday morning, and the plane re-
ported by the the Hardenberg un-
doubtedly was the lone British
flier. The message records its
progress for nearly eight hours,
but leaves a vast abyss of space and
time which imagination and specu-
lation alone can account for. The
message read:

Ship Radios Report
"Airplane passed Steamer Hard-
enberg, latitude 53.29 north, longi-
tude 41.30 west, 0030 Greenwich
meridian time, Master."
Commander McDonald's slim
young wife, who has patiently
watched and waited in her Ken-
sington home since her husband's
great adtventure began so. imany
miles away, voiced the ominous na-
ture of the message.
"That is a long time ago," she
said sadly, while keeping her tone
bravely under perfect control.
This single message on the prog-
ress of the flight was relayed to the
Associated Press by the Steamship
Leviathan, which left Southamp-
ton yesterday. It came after more
than 25 hours 'of complete silence
and several hours after the time
of the plane's calculated arrival on
the Irish coast.
Keep Constant Watch
Despite the epistle a constant
Iwatch by civic guards throughout
Ireland, there was no news of the
helpless naval officer who won the
D.S.C. for gallant submarine war
service. Hopeful friends were still
bolstering their optimism tonight
with the possibility that Command-
er McDonald may have landed in
some obsecure spot in Ireland, or
that encountering trouble over the
ocean, he was able to find some
craft near enough to save his life.
The British people and press were
unusally stirred today by the in-
complete story of their country-
man's unboasting daring. They re-
call that he was still almost in the
apprectice period as a solo flier and
point to his tiny ship lacking wire-
less or bouyant devices. His known
skill as an expert navigator is given
as a potent structure in his favor,
partly counterbalancing his lack of
experience as a pilot.
Social Workers End
Annual Meet Today
Prof. Wood Takes Prominent Part
In Sessions Held
At Union

Lark Hurls Reply To Gloating Defy
Of Confident Union Executive Staff!

Mellon Is Target
Of Smith's Attack
Governor Claims Mellon Shifted"
Stand On Tax Reduction -
And Cost Reduction
By Walter Chamberlin
(Associated Press Staff Writer)
CHICAGO, Oct. 18-Secretary
Mellon was a target today for the
verbal fire of Governor Smith, who
accused the Treasury department
head with ducking the issue, on the
passing of a reduction in the op-
erating costs of the federal govern-
The Democratic nominee said
Mr. Mellon in replying to his chal-
lenge to Republican' claims of
economy in government, had talk-
ed about cost reduction and re-
mained silent on the question of a
tearing down of federal expendi-
"Mr. Mellon entirely ducked the
issue," he declared. "He leaves
that important word out of his
statement that he put over the
radio and that was 'reduction' ir
the cost of government. That was
not brought about.

By Lark
Hurling a defiant acceptance to
the challenge of the Executive
Committee of the Michigan Union
for a game of "touch" football to
be played Saturday morning on1
South Ferry field, with the upper
staff of The Michigan Daily, local
student newspaper, Lark, captain
of the fighting Daily eleven, issued
the following for publication:
To Merrs. William "Wee Willie"

Encutive staff of the Michigan
Union to a game "touch" foot-
ball to take place at 10:30
.o'clock on Saturday morning
at South Ferry field, subject to
the following conditions:
(1) That a real (genuine
football be used throughout
the game;
(2) That the challengers
supply said ball;
(3) That a referee be chosen;
(4) That the challenged shall


By Arthur Wright}
Heralded as the troubador poet
who sings the "Gospel of Beauty,"
Vachel Lindsay appeared last even-
ing in Hill Auditorium under the
auspices of the Inlander lecture se-
ries. This was the poet's third en-
gagement in Ann Arbor and his
popularity was well evidenced by
the size of the audience which at-
tended him.
Americanism is certainly the
keynote of the poet; the middle
west and south are largely his sub-
ject matter. American manners
and people are his soul interest
and the very atmosphere surround-

V achel .Lindsay, Troubador Poet,
Makes Third Appearance In Ann Arbor

rock and reel, whirling giddily un-
til they shake the air loose in the
heavens. All of these are thor-
oughly imbued with the spirit of
Vachel Lindsay shares life with
us in every word; he possesses the
sensitivity and imagination of the
ancient bards and prophets and
with these characteristics he is
living in a modern world which is
immensely grave and humorous,'
packed with thrilling variations.
Lindsay's mastery is not confined
to the- handling of verse; he can
sway his audience, taking them on
trips through the dusky south,
again leading them over western

Today's program marks the final
sessions of the three-day Michigan
State Conference of Social Work
at the Union. The business meet-
ing will take place at the noon
luncheon, while the closing session
occurs at 2:30 in Room 316 at the
Social workers from all over the
state have been in attendance at
this sixteenth annual meeting of
the conference, which )ordinarily
meets in Ann Arbor every other
year in order to keep in close touch
with the University's work in socio-
logical investigation. Prof. Arthur
E. Wood of the sociology depart-
ment, who is a, prominent author-
ity on social work, has been a lead-
ing figure at this year's meeting.
Many widely-known authorities
have addressed the present con-
ference including Dean Henry M.
Bates of the Law school, Prof. Wil-

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