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Makes Rapid Trip From Roosqvlt
Field To Home Port At
(By Associ:ated Press)
PARIS, Oct. 31-Homeward
bound, the German dirigible, Graf
Zeppelin, after a record-breaking
flight across the Atlantic, was back
in Europe tonight, headed for
Friedrichschafen, where she was
expected at daybreak.
It was the second time that she
had defied the stormy Atlartic. The
huge ship which had taken more
than 111 hours to make the trip
from Friedrichschafen to Lake-
hurst, N. J., crossed the French
coast-line near Nantes at 1:43 p. m.
(Eastern Standard time) at the
nouth of the Loire river. It was
59 hours and 43 minutes since she
sailed over the majestic seaport.
Bests Previous Record
The best previous dirigible run
across the Atlantic was made by
the British ship R 34 on its home-
ward trip. On this journey the R 34
took 64 hours and 15 minutes to fly
from Roosevelt Field, L. I., to Clif-
don, Ireland. It will probably take
the Graf Zeppelin a total of 75
hours to reach Friedrichschafen,

Count Felix von Luckner
Who will relate to Ann Arbor
'audiences his unique adventures as
the German "Sea-Devil, the
friendly foe of the allied merchant
Drawings For Better Restaurant'
Stands On Highway To
Be Exhibited

the nome part.
The third day's flight of the air Competition number two, in the
liner found her making fast time series of four competitions for the
off the coast of Europe, taking the improvement of wayside-refresh-
northern route instead of the ment stands along the highways of
southern one on which she had on the United States has just been
her voyage to America. The Graf completed and the prize drawings
Zeppelin was about 900 miles off from the contest which is being
the coast of southern Ireland at sponsored by Mrs. John D. Rocke-
midnight Tuesday night., Then she feller, Jr., will be displayed in the
turned in a southerly direction and lobby of the architectural building
sped towards the Bay of Biscay beginning today and continuing
over which she passed about 6 through Thursday, Nov. 13.
o'clock this morning. From then Through the courtesy of the Art
on, her course was charted by var- Center of New York City and the
ious ships which sighted her and American Civic association of Wash-
reported her, flying low and fast ington, D. C., the sketches were lent
towards the coast. It had been to the Architecural college for dis-
blustery in the bay early in the day, play. Ten prizes, totaling $3,000
but conditions improved as the day were awarded in this second com-
wore on and when she crossed the petition which was divided into two
coast-line conditions were fvor- groups, one for plans of wayside
able. There was 'a fair northeast- stands and the other for plans of
erly breeze, but the ship was sail- stands and gasoline stations com-
ing along at a rate between 50 and bined.
60 miles an hour. j "In a desire to better the appear-
Darkness Again Overtakes Ship ance of the roadside stands which
Darkness had just set in when are beginning to menace the bauty
the Graf Zeppelin hove into sight. of our highways," the movement
Her lights were ablaze and she was begun with an initial donation
steadily above the city at a height of $7,000 by Mrs. Rokefeller.
of approximately 1,000 feet. She Awards for the competition
was flying directly east, on a course which was concluded last March
which would carry her straight to were based on the following four
Friedrichschafen which is on the points: 1. Fitness of the Design
same degree of latitude as Nantes. as a whole to meet the Needs and
famedew ieslatuet .Spirit of the Problem; 2. Esthetic
A few minutes later the homing Merit of the Design; 3. Excellence
voyager passed over the populous and Ingenuity of Plans; 4. Practic-'
suburb of Latremissineie, It was ability and Economy of Construc-
just as the shops and plants in that tion.
industrial place had closed their The campaign has been endorsed
day's work. Sirens and horns shril- almost universally by such organi-
led a shrieking welcome to the zations as the American Automo-
great air craft which dipped a few bile association, the American So-
hundred feet and then made a half ciety of. Civil Engineers and the
circle as if in acknowledgement. Chamber of Commerce of the Uni-
Then the ship turned her blunt ted States.
nose eastward again and was soon 1_-_
lost to sight. N e w Bridge Used By
The night was very dark and L g By
cloudy, but there was no rain. The Many F O ot b a 11 Fans
course which the dirigible appeared
to be following was straight across The new Broadway bridge, which
France. was opened Saturday at 9 o'clock,

Kraus, Schmalz, And Smith To
Deliver Three Addresses On
The Program
One of the most important steps
in the broadcasting of the Univer-
sity "Michigan Night" programs for
the past four years will be realized
tonight when the new studio, lo-
cated in Morris hall, will be thrown
open to the people of Ann Arbor
to witness the broadcasting of the
fifth of the current series. -The
programs, which are broadcast ev-
ery Thursday night between 7 and
8 o'clock, are put on the air through
WJR-WCX, the "Good Will Sta-
tion" of the Richards Oakland
Company, Detroit.
Reflects Public Interest
The appropriation for the new
studio is a recognition of the in
terest shown in the educational
programs being broadcast from the
University during the past three
years. During this time over 7,000
people have requested copies of the
University bulletin containing all i
the addresses given throughout the
year by members of the faculty.
The interest does not center on any
one particular subject, but has
been fairly evenly distributed over
all the various fields of research.
These bulletins are distributed free
to all who request copies.
Heretofore, the programs were
broadcast from the old Adelphi
rooms on the fourth floor of Uni-
versity ┬░hall, within which, a
canvas tent was used to get the
right accoustical effect. The new
studio in Morris hall, equal to the
finest in Detroit or the middle west,
was formerly the band practice
hall, and has been completely re-
modeled under the direction of
Ward A. Davenport, of the buildings
and grounds department, who
made an extensive survey of radio
broadcasting studios in this part of
the country.
Has Several Features
In the building has been built an
accoustically perfect studio for
small ensemble groups and soloists,
a large studio capable of seating
200 people which will be used for
the broadcasting of such programs
as cannot be given in the small
studio, a small announcer's room,j
and a control room where the am-
plifying board of the Michigan Tel-
ephone company adjusts the voices
of the speakers before they are sent
to the studio of WJR.
The studio, auditorium, and an-
nouncer's room have all been deco-
rated under the direction of Ross T.
Bittinger, instructor in architec-
ture in the department of creative
design. The walls are made of ac-.
coustic cellotex to deaden all echo
and resonance, while the rooms are
decorated with drapes and heavy
carpet to aid in improving the
sound qualities for broadcasting.
Featured on tonight's program is
the University of Michigan Glee
Club, under the direction of Theo-
dore Harrison, which will present
35 minutes of Michigan songs and
choral selections.
Three Talks Included
Three talks will be given on to-

night's program. Edward H. Kraus,
professor of crystallography and
minerology and dean of the Sum-
mer Session and the college of
pharmacy, will speak on "What is a
"Buying for a Home" is the sub-
ject of the talk to be given by Prof.'
Carl N. Schmalz, of the school of
business administration, while Dr.






Variegated Career In All Walks
Life Has Lead To Many


With all indications pointing tol
the largest audience ever to attend
one of the Oratorical association
lectures, Count Felix von Luckner,
the famous German "Sea Devil,"
will speak at 8 o'clock tonight in
Hill auditorium as the opening
number of the 1928-1919 lecture
course. The subject of his talk is
"Sea Raids of a Friendly Enemy."
All season tickets for reservations
were sold out three weeks ago and
at that time it was decided that
season passes be issued to one of
the left side section of the main
floor for $3.00 each. These are
practically$all gone, it was announ-
ced yesterday by Oratorical associa-
tion officials, but a few may be had
by calling at the office of the asso-
ciation before 4 o'clock today in
3211 Angell hall. Single admission
tickets may be obtained at the
office of the association, at Slater's
book store, or at the box office in]
Hill auditorium, which will open at
7 o'clock tonight, for $1.00 each.
There has been reserved the entire
right side section of the main floor
and part of the balcony for holders
of single admission tickets.
Wild Career Marks Life
Count von Luckner has had a ca-
reer which rivals the wildest
dreams of fiction and has emerged
from the World war as one of its
best known and most beloved
heroes. Though a mem er of an
old and famous military family, a
descendant of a marshall of France,
Count von Luckner ran away from
home as a boy and served seveny
years before the mast under an
assumed name, acting as kitchen
boy, deck-swabber, and general
After he had found his way up
from the station of common sea-
man to that of an officer of the
German navy, he returned to his
family, who had long given him up
for dead. All sorts of exploits
brought him naval fame, with the
result that he became the protege
of the Kaiser. After the battle of
Jutland, he was given the commandf
of the "Seeadler," an old windjam-


Social: Amos Pinkerton, presi-
dent, Mary Francis, and Henry
Twelve Teams Of First Year Men
To Meet In Opening Round
Of Competition
Announcement was made yester- I
day by Prof. E. B. Stason of the
Law school that the argumentsI
in the Case cluos will begin thisf
There are four Case clubs in the-
Law school, composed of first and
second year law students. Each
club has a senior law student and
a member of the faculty as advis-
Each club has 24 first year men
divided into 12 teams. 'Ihese teams
meet other first year teams in the
same club, arguing questions of
fact that raise issues of law. The
four best in each of these clubs
go into the final round.
The second year men are divid-
ed into teams in the same manner.
These teams have inter-club argu-
ments, meeting teams from the
other clubs. The two best out of
the eight second year men in each
club go to the semi-finals, and the
winners of this bracket meet in the
finals. Both the winners and the
runners-up are given prizes in the
final argument.
Each year 128 men of the Law
school compete in these Case club
Sharfman Supports
Al SmithCandidacy
'I+ s nt ilr lla+Io+ zmn T

Committee appointments for the
senior Law class were announced
yesterday by G. B. Christenson,
president of the class. They are:
Cane: Ralph R. Hulse, chairman,
Marshall R. Edred, and Henry C.
Cap and Gown: Jerome J. Fried-
man, chairman, Stuart W. Hill, and
James Lickly.
Class Day: David Reel, chairman,!
Edward E. Babcock, and Joe C.1
Crease Dance: Donovan Erickson,
chairman, Paul Smith, Gerald E.
White, Wendal Decker, and William
C. Frue.'
Crease Paper: George Gale, chair-,
man, Bernard Dobell, and Paul
Finance: Lawrence Haysm, chair-
man, Austin Fleming, and Sorren
Invitation: Ralph Beese, chair-
man, Russell Maxwell, and Charles
Memorial: Gerrit Demmink,
chairman, Charles Preece, and
Frederick B. Besimer.'
Picture: David Vokes, chairman,
Basil Baker, and John Hahn..
c .,..1 . A us. i ufn,Pn i_

President Clarence Cook Little will give his unqualified co-
operation to the Student council on a plan now being completed
to conduct a student investigation of the younger members of the
University faculty, according to an announcement last night by
Paul J. Kern, '29, before the regular meeting of the council.
A committee of the council consisting of Frederick M. Asbeck,
'29, Kenneth G. Patrick, '29, and Ernest C. Reif, '30, has been
considering the matter during the past week with President Little,
Alexander G. Ruthven, dean of administration, and Prof. C. S.
Yoakum, director of the bureau
of University research.
LAWTON TO ADDESS'o . Will Be Secret
The plan of procedure as out-
lined by these men will be secretly
to nominate student investigators,
each of whomn will be provided with
form questionnaires which they
Author Of Varsity Will Address will fill out and hand in anony-
Students Tomorrow Night In mously. The grade received by the
Hill Auditorium student under the instructor inves-
' -tigated will be included in the form
OOSTERBAAN MAY T A L K questionnaire. ty
It is understood that only faculty
. Fred Lawton '11, author of men up to the rank of assistant
professor will be reported on in the
'Varsity, B. M. O. C. extraordinary, questionnaires.
and widely recognized as one of the As yet the form of the question-
keystones of Michigan spirit, has naire is undeveloped, but the coun-
been secured to 'address the second cil committee will draw up a rough
pep meeting of the year to be held draft during the present week and
peporeethin oithegamobeinning submit it to President Little at - a.
before the Illinois game, beginning meeting to be held soon. He will
at 7:15 o'clock tomorrow night in draw up the final draft to be cir-
Hill auditorium. culated among the investigators.
During his undergraduate resi- Fills Administration
dence in Ann Arbor Lawton played This plan originated from a need
a spectacular role in campus activ- on the part of the administration
ities. In addition to composing to act on reports more definite
Varsity, he won his letter at full- than rumor and hearsay in pro-
back, captained his interclass track moting younger men on the faculty
team, was a member of the Board to professorships. At present there
in Control of Athletics, the Student exists no adequate means of dis-
council, and the Union opera cast, covering the various capabilities
made Sphinx, Druids, and Michi- and defects of the newer men and
gamua, wrote a good deal of the their eligibility for promotion.
opera music, held class offices a This is the first time that such an
couple of times, and belonged to investigation of faculties will have
the staffs of The Daily and the been conducted by their students,
Gargoyle. according to President Little, al-
At present he is holding down a though a similar grading of pro-
job in Detroit as general manager fessors was undertaken at North-
of the Connecticut Mutual Life In- western two years ago, and Dart-
surance company. mouth has attempted a student
Although the matter was still criticism of the university curri-
pending last night, it is expected culum.
in official circle.k that Benjamin Councilman John R. Gilmartin,
Gaylord Oosterbaan, coach, reputed '29E, reporting to the council on
to have played football for Michi- class elections, announced that the
gan to have been mentioned for three upperclass elections in all
berths on several all-Ameriman schools had been run off with the
teams, will follow Lawton on the exception of the pharmacy sopho-
speaking platform. Last week mores. This election will be held at
Bennie was scheduled to speak, but 5 o'clock this afternoon in room 303
had to disappoint a huge audience of the Chemistry building.
in order to scout the Navy- Penn- Engineers Maintain Resistance
sylvania game. He gained fame as Reporting on his attempt to sell
a football speaker when WCX-WJR The Michigan Alumnus to the engi-
put him on the air a week ago neering college seniors,, Council-
Thursday as a part of the Michi- man Eugene Easterly, '28E, report-
gan night program. ed inability to breakdown their
The band, the cheer leaders, sales resistance. He attributed his
presiding officer Frederick Asbeck, failure to a feeling that The Michi-
'29, and Butterfield interests with a gan Technic means more to a
film will likewise be on hand. The graduate - engineer than the
doors of Hill auditorium will be Alumnus.
opened at 6:45 o'clock, according The proposal to collect $2.00 with
to Willard Lowry, '30, councilman in senior class dues throughout the
charge of pep meetings. University for a year's subscription
-_ to The Alumnus has been defeated
in every college and school except
Hoover's Proposal the literary college, where it will
Attacked By Smith i go into effect.
Filibuster Prevents Action

(By Associated Press) Paul J. Kern, '29, council presi-
NEWARK, N. J., Oct. 31-Alfred dent, announced that the council's
E. Smith tonight declared Herbert plan to supervise expenditures of
Hooer' prposl fr aspeialses Sclass committee's had -not yet been
Hoover's proposal for a special ses- considered by the Senate Com-
sion of Congress to tackle the farm mittee on Student Affairs, due to a
problem "seems to be a surrender three-week filibuster on deferred
for the purpose of securing votes i endar of that hasb clogged the cal-
and demanded to know what could Councilman Richard S. Spindle,
be accomplished at such a session '29E, was appointed to take charge
in view of the Republican candi- of home-coming festivities and
date's position on the farm ques- Ifraternity decorations on the week-
end of the Iowa game. He will at-
tion. tempt to secure the donation of a
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Fools 17 Ships And 100 Prisoners
From then on, his aaventures are
one of the romances of the war.

During these last two years he suc-
ceeded in capturing and sinking 17
ships of the Allies. These boats
were captured, the crews were,
taken from them, and the vessels
were sunk, without injury-in even
the slightest degree-to any of the
hundred prisoners taken.'
Since the war, he has been given
27 decorations by his own and other
countries, including the highest
possible decoration from the Pope,
conferred upon him for his kind-
liness toward prisoners of war.
All those attending the talk are
asked to be in their seats a few
minutes before 8 o'clock tonight in
order that the lecture may start
promptly at the time scheduled. No
one will be admitted to the reserve
seat section after the lecture has
begun. Count von Luckner will be
introduced by 'Robert J. Gessner,'I
'29, president of the Oratorical


"it is unthinkable tnat even the
most exalted office within our gift
be withheld from one eminently
fitted to serve the American people
because of his religious affiliations
or social antecedents," Prof. I. L.
'Sharfman of the economics de-
partment told a large, enthusiastic
,gathering at the final meeting of
the Smith-for-President club last
night at the Union.
Professor Sharfman went on to
say that the existing economic
prosperity is not as widespread as
assumed and that its development
formula was decidedly not a party
possession. He decried the em-
phasis on prosperity and the cry
of socialism as failing to provide,
a e,, onn. m- hakfrinairntrs_

More Rooms Needed
For Football Crowd

saw considerable use for its first
day of service, according to a state-
ment issued by the office of the city
engineer. By actual count the new
viaduct was crossed by 9,747 cars
ht 0 s 0,n- mmnin and 9

A few copies of the
cial student directory
sale. They may be
application between1
o'clock at the business

1928-29 offi-
are still on
obtained by
[:30 and 5
office of the

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