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Vol. XXIX. No. 8.




* JN
Building Has Architectural Beauty
as Well as Best Equipment
in Athletic Line
Construction work h a s been
practically completed o, the new
Intramural building, with the ex-
ception of' the swimming pool, it
was stated yesterday afternoon by
the contractors. Arrangements for
the use of the building by the
Intramural department are now
being completed by the officials of
that department.i
This addition to the athletic
plant will allow the carrying out
of an extensive program of ath-
letic participatioit for all men stu-
dents on the campus. It will be
used exclusively, with the excep-
tion of the swimming pool for ath-
letics of a non-competitive nature,
except for inter-class and inter-
fraternity sports. There will be no
intercollegiate activities except in
the swimming pool.
' Cost Is $750,000
The building; the first in its
class, has been erected at a cost
of $750,000. This money has been
derived from the profits of the
Michigan football games. Consid-
erable attbntion has been directed
toward securig a building that is
not only complete in the latest
type of - athletic equipment but is
also a well-appearing structure.-
The architecture of the building
is Romanesque, the same as that
of the Field house. This type of
architecture is well suited to large
types of buildings, and has been
developed to a new degree in the
construction of the two buildings.
,The Intramural structure has
been made long and narrow so as
tllow a most efficient system of
ventilation and lighting. The build-
ing measures 420 by 110 feet, and
is about 75 feet in height. If
placed on end it would have a"
ground area, and a volume ap-
proximately the same as that of
the Eaton tower in Detroit.
Lobby and Entrance Feature
.Awell designed entrance and
lobby are two of thenfeaturesain
tle design of the building. A bril-
iant orange colored brick, and rust
,colored stone has been used in the I
lobby. The ceiling of the lobby is
of cement, so finished as to give
the appearance of painted wood.
All of the architectural details of
the entrance and foyer are of a!
massive style, giving a sturdy, mas-
culine appearance as one enters
the building.
The shower rooms are finished in
vitrolite, a light green colored tile
that is both. striking and well fit-
ting in appearance. Theeswim-
Ming pool is similarly finished, the
cork which is used for the walls
and ceiling being green. The tile
about the top of the walls is green
and graduallyrblends into white at
the lower part of the walls and
thebottom of the pool.
Stands on North Side
The building has been erected at
the north side of Ferry field, on
the spot of the old north stands.
From the south stands a very im-
pressive view of the building can

be obtained. The structure looms
formidably over the playing field,
as it extends more .than the entire
length of the gridiron. A largeJ
arched window, opposite the foyer,
with a figuratively designed bal-
cony, looks out over the field,
breaking any monotony that the
extreme length of the building
might give.
Foreign Students
Hear Two SpeechesI
The Cosmopolitan club held its
first meeting of the season last
Saturday night in Lane Hall. Presi-
dent Clarence Cook Little and
Prof. J. A. C. Hildner, faculty ad-
visor of the organization addressed
the members present.
This season promises to be a
successful one, .and 72 applications
for membership have been already
received, raising the total member-
ship to over 200. All those inter-
ested are urged to apply to T. T.
7.p phairmano f the membershin

Little Compares Harvard Loyalty And
Michigan Apathy Toward Campus Life

1 I

So great is the loyalty of the
Harvard student, according to Pres.
Clarence Cook Little in his talk
before the Student Fellowship of
the Congregational Church Sunday
night, that should any great catas-
trophe occur, there would be no,
necessity of relying on popular
subscription to rebuild the college
as the sons of Harvard would rally
'round. Continuing, the president
said that while the students of
Michigan are loyal in the super-
ficial things, they make no effort
to idealize their school as do the
members of the Eastern college.
In the complexity of campus life
that is peculiar to any great uni-
versity, they lose sight of the spir-
itual side of undergraduate life.

Fraternities and sororities grow to
mean so much to the men and
women who are members that they
demand more of the time and
thought that should be expended
on the wider activities of campus
life as a whole.
Coming here; for purely material
reasons and the furtherance of
personal gain, the majority of the
men and women fail to cooperate
and apparently feel that self liber-
ty is more to be desired than sub-
mitting to the rules that have
been laid down for the good of the
whole college. There is relatively
little intellectual curiosity and the.
attempts of the faculty to more
closely cooperate with the students
have been met with resistance on
the part of the latter.


Yellow Covered Directory With New
Features To Go On Sale November




Convention Details
Will Be Made Today
Plans for the Michigan Inter-
scholastic Press Association con-
vention to be held in Ann Arbor,
are to be completed at a joint
meeting of Sigma Delta Chi, Na-
tional professional journalistic fra-
ternity, and members of the de-
partment of journalism which will
be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon
in the journalism offices on the
third floor of the West Medical
The convention, which will in-'
clude editors of most of the high
school publications in the statea
will probably be held about the
middle of October. Theta Sigma
Phi, women's journalistic society,
will cooperate in directing the con-
vention. As in past years the con-
vention will hold a three day ses-
sion which will be brought to a
close on a Saturday noon. ,
The committee in charge of the
meeting thiq year has been named
from among the members of Sig-
ma Delta Chi, and is composed of
George E. Simons, '30, chairman,.
and Charles S. Monroe, '30, and
George C. Tilley, '30, assistants.
,. {
Campus Musical Accomplishments
Will Surpass All Former Years,
Campbell Hope
With 52 members in the Varsity
glee club, the largest number in its
history and 20 more than last
year, and with the full quota of
100 members in the Varsity band,
student musical efforts bid fair
this year to surpass all previous
records, according to an announce-
ment yesterday by Robert Camp-
bell, treasurer of the University
and faculty advisor of student
musical organizations.
The Glee club is already well-
launched under the direction of
Theodore -Harrison, head of the
voice department of the School of
Music. On October 17, it will give
a concert in the Book-Cadillac
hotel of Detroit before the conven-
tion of the national association of
paint and varnish men. Plans for
numerous other concerts through-
out the state are also under way,
and for the annual Easter vacation
tour through Pennsylvania, New
York, and Ohio. Those who have
not yet tried out will be given an-
other opportunity from 7 o'clock to
8 o'clock tonight in room 308 of the
This year's Varsity band, the
largest in Michigan's history, also
gives promise of having a most
1 successful year, according to Nich-
olas Falcone, director. Tryouts
are now being held for drum-ma-
jor, and there are two or three
very promising candidates who
hope to carry on the baton-sling-
ing tradition.
Postmaster Pleads
For Address Cards
With the opening of the school
year the annual complaints anent
undelivered mail has arisen both
ofrom the postal officials and the
student body. The biggest com-
plaint, however, Postmaster Pack
stated, came from the main office
which is at present trying vainly
to free itself from the swamp of
potential dead letters and pack-
. To alleviate the situation Mr.

I Paha ri-1ipctP B throuhan-I

Seniors Must Purchase Receipts'
Before Nov. 15 to Have
Photos In Book
Photograph receipts for the 1929
'Ensian may be purchased begin-
ning today at the business offices
of the Michiganensian in the Press
building by members of any of the
graduating classes, for $3, it was
announced yesterday by J. Frank-
lin Miller, business manager.'
These receipts when presented at
a local photographer, will entitle
the bearer to have his or her pic-
ture taken for the 'Ensian. The
first call for seniors to secure re-
ceipts will not be issued until
later, Miller stated, but any who
care to get their receipts now and
have their pictures taken before
the rush begins may do so.
Nov. 15, however, is definitely the
final date on which seniors will be
able to purchase receipts, Miller
declared. All seniors who have not
secured receipts by then will not
have their pictures in the annual,
according to the business manager.
Fraternity contracts, which have
been mailed out, should be re-
turned at once, Miller also stated.
These contracts must be returned
together with enough money to
cover the $25 fee for the page in
the yearbook and any money which
may have been due on the previous
year's account.
Subscriptions to the 'Ensian are
now on sale at the business desk of
the publication in the Press build-
ng, according to Miller. The price
of the book is now $4 and will con-
tinue unchanged until Dec. 15. Aft-
er that date the price will be raised'
to $5. Coupons sold on the cam-
pus during the past two weeks willy
be accepted as payment of $1 -to-
ward the price of the book.
The offer made to each house on
the campus of a house copy with
the organization's name on the
front in gold letters is being made
again this year, Miller said, to any
organization getting 15 or more
subscriptions in its group.

Council, Administration Approval
Also Sought Before Liquor
Probe Proceeds
A letter which will be sent to the
national officers of each fraternity
on campus and to the heads of the
local fraternity asking for co-op-
eration in solving the local liquor
situation was mailed yesterday
from the office of the Dean of Stu-
dents. Enclosed was a transcript of
the letter which President Clarence
Cook Little mailed to Dean Joseph
A. Bursley last week, and which
marked the first step in the plans
to have Federal prohibition offi-
cers come here to make a survey
of the situation on campus.
In conference yesterday after-
noon, President Little said that the
letter was being sent only to find
out the attitude that the national
organizations took toward the Uni-
versity's latest move, and was not
intended to. go beyond the jurisdic-
tion of the local chapters. This
marks the second step in the latest
move, the resolution passed last
week by the Student council mark-
ing the first. The President has
made it clear that nothing will be
done unless the Council, the Ad-
ministration, and the fraternities
are willing to have the Federal
officers come here.
Following is the text of the letter
sent by Dean Bursley..
October 1, 1928.
Dear Sir:

This year's Student Directory will
be placed on sale by Nov. 1 and
possibly earlier, according to an an-
nouncement last night by Thomas
Thomas, '29, managing editor of the
Michiganensian, which sponsors the
publication of the directory, and
Stanton W. Todd, '30, who has
charge of the editing. Every ef-
fort is being made to beat last
year's publishing date of Nov. 15.
An edition of 2,800 copies will be
printed for sale at $1.00 a piece.
All copy will, be in the hands of
the Ann Arbor press by Wednesday
night, and galley proofs through
L are now being read, according
to Todd. This year's edition will
contain 400 pages bound in a yel-
low cover.

The 1928-1929 directory will in-
clude several improved features in-
cluding a revised page of general
information in the front of the
book containing the addresses and
telephone numbers of Ann Arbor's
depots, theatres, churches, hotels,
public buildings, and the county
There will also be a calendar for
the college year as revised by the
Regents last June. This calendar
will correct errors in current edi-
tions of the University catalogues
which went to pres before the
Regents' meeting.
A section of the directory will be
devoted to a complete list of more
than 50 campus organizations with
the names and telephone numbers
of the responsible persons.


As one of the national officers
of your fraternity, I feel sure you
will be interested in the enclosed
copy of a letter from President1
Little, proposing an investigation -
of the charges of improper conduct
at fraternity dances and ..:house
parties. As he says, we. believe that
many of these reports are "grossly
exaggerated," but they continue to
be circulated so persistently that
they can no longer be ignored.
I am sure you will agree that so
far as your own fraternity is con-
cerned, you are just as anxious as
we to have these rumors spiked if
they are untrue, and to have the
grounds for them eliminated if
they are based on fact. We hope
that every fraternity will join with
us in asking for this investigation
and will voluntarily open their
houses to those making the survey.
May we count on your assistance
in this effort to establish the facts,
which we feel sure will clear fra-
ternities as a whole of these
charges of misconduct, and will
centralize the blame where it be-
longs, in case any foundation for
the rumors is found? The greatest
aid you can give will be to urge
your local chapter to immediately
join with the University in asking
for the investigation.
Yours most sincerely,
J. A. Bursley.
Fire Causes Loss
To Phi Gamma Mu
Fire, caused by a defective chim-
ney in the Phi Gamma Mu sorority
house, 933 Forest, broke out yes-
terday about 3:30 in the afternoon
causing damage amounting to sev-
eral thousand dollars..
The fire was undiscovered for
some time and had made great
headway on the third floor before
any one of the ten girls who were
in the house at the time noticed
it. With the timely arrival of the
fire department the blaze was put
under control, and prevented the
complete demolition of the dwell-
ing. The principal damage done
consists of a badly burned roof,
I"part of which was knocked through
by fire department to prevent any
later outbreaks. Also a back ell
is practically roofless and the wall
beams partly burned.
The rest of the house while in-
tact is in bad shape due to water
sprayed about on the walls to pre-
vent the flames from spreading
further, while much- of the walls
and furniture received hard treat-
ment when they were being res-
The ten girls aided by some
I young men managed to rescue
much of the furniture that was on
I the third floor which was later

Women Teams Will Meet Ohio,
Indiana in Triple Encounter
Jan. 17
The University of Michigan var-
sity debate teams will clash with
Indiana and Ohio in a triangular
contest December 12 or 13, it was
announced yesterday by P r o f.
James M. O'Neill, head of the de-
partment of speech. The negative
teams of each school will travel.
Northwestern university will send
a team here and Michigan will
meet Wisconsin at Madison in an-
other triangular event March 21.
The women's varsity teams will
meet Ohio and Indiana January 17,
when Indiana's affirmative team
will come to Ann Arbor and Michi-
gan's affirmative will go to Ohio.
The question for the womqi's de-
bates is, "Resolved, That in state
universities social sororities and
fraternities should be abolished."
Professor O'Neill has not yet re-
ceived the question for the men's
debates. When it is adopted he
will givo those interested in debate
another chance to try out for
Speech 81, 'the class from which
members of both women's and
men's varsity squads will be se-
"The Western Debate conference
sponsors university debates, and
not debates between colleges,"
Professor O'Neill said yesterday.
"For this reason the league permits
any student of the university in
good standing to participate. We
are interested prmarily in picking
the best public speaking talent on
the campus."
Play Club To Give
"The Best People"
Gray's' "The Best People," writ-
ten in collaboration with Avery
Hopwood, hasrbeen selected by
Comedy club as its first presenta-
tion of the curtent season. It will
be presented on Oct. 21 at the
Mimes theater.
Much consideration was given by
that organization as to the play
to be chosen for presentation this
fall. Among other plays consid-
ered was the old favorite, "Diplo-
macy," but the sentiment was in
favor of the presentation of a com-
edy with the result that "The Best
People" was chosen.
Try-outs are to be held Wednes-
day. Anyone interested in trying
out for the coming production is
asked to communicate with the
president of Comedy club, Thurston
Thieme '29. Any such persons are
encouraged to come out, according
to Thieme, for the organization is
always interested in the develop-
ment of new material.
Tenors And Basses
Will Tryout Today
Tryouts for the Choral Union will
be held again from 4:15 o'clock to-
day at the School of Music, accord-
ing to an announcement made yes-
terday. Tenors and basses are es-
pecially needed. All those who are
interested in singing and want
complimentary tickets to the con-
cert series are urged to report.
Freshmen Invited
To Alpha Nu Meet
Freshmen are especially invited
to the regular meeting of the Al-

Zoologist Will Give I
Illustrated Lecture,
This afternoon at 4:15 o'clock,
Dr. Jos. S. Dixon, of the University
of California, will lecture on "Birds
and Mammals of Mount McKinley
National Park." The lecture, which
will be illustrated by lantern slides,
will have ani important bearing oni
range and forestry problems, and
is to be given in the Natural Sci-,
ence auditorium. All those inter-
ested are cordially invited. .
Dr. Dixon, as a staff member of
the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology,j
at the University of California, isi
an authority on western life and
has taken part in many explora-
tions, including two Alaskan expe-
ditions, in the past twenty years
since his graduation from Stan-
ford University.
This lecture will mark the be-
ginning of the University series to
be; given here throughout the year
under the auspices of the different
University departments.
Leakage Forces Brock And Schlee
To Abandon Flight Without
Attaining End
(By Associated Press)
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Oct. 1.-
Forced to give up their at-
tempt to break the world's rec-
ord for sustained airplane
flight because of lack of gas,
caused by leakage, William
Brock and Edward Schlee land-
ed at Rockwell Field tonight at
6:22 o'clock. They had been in
the air 59 hours and eight min-
utes and would have had to re-
main aloft until 1:15 tomorrow
morning to set a new endur-
ance mark.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Oct. 1.-The
world's record for sustained air-
;plane flight was being threatened
today as William Brock and Ed-
ward Schlee, Detroit aviators, ap-
proached the mark of 65 hours and
25 minutes set by Johann Risticz
and Wilhelm Zimmerman in Ger-
many, last July.
With the promise of good
weather marred only by a bit of
fog which kept them at a low al-
titude, Brock and Schlee flew back
and forth leisurely during the day
between Coronado and the Mexi-
can border with occasional ven-
tures inland. They took off at 6:49
o'clock last Saturday morning and
must remain aloft until 1:14 o'clock
tomorrow morning to beat the rec-
cord. If they remain up until that
time they will have been flying
continuously for 66 hours, 25 min-
utes. Under the rules they must
beat the old record an hour to set
a new one.
The Bellanca monoplane in
which the new record was sought
, is a sturdy craft and performed
almost perfectly from the time of
its getaway until the last report
this afternoon. The men, too, seem-
ed to standing the grind well. They
were equipped with fuel and oil and
food. They expected, at latest re-
ports, to stay up much longer than
the extra hour needed to break the
record in order to make their rec-
ord harder for someone else.
They said they were equipped to
stay up approximately 80 hours,
weather permitting. They were
consuming about five gallons of
*gasoline an hour. They started
with 560 gallons, much more than
enough under normal conditions.

Elaborate Plans Are Being Made
To Secure Special
Drawing of a poster to be used
on official programs and all litera-
ture for the.1928 Michigan Union
Opera, will be open to an all-cam-
pus competition, for which a spec-
ial gold watch emblem of an un-
usual nature, designed especially
for the purpose by an artist as well
as a silver emblem made from the
same die, will be awarded as first
and second prizes respectively, it
was announced yesterday by E.
Mortimer Shuter, director of the
annual production. All posters
must be in the width-length ratio
of seven by ten and be in the
hands of Shuter by Oct. 15.
Tryouts Are Talented
At the same time Shuter stated
that the tryouts held last week re-
sulted in the turn-out of an un-
usually talented group of men, who
are now competing for the cast,
chorus, and committee positions.
Of special importance, according to
Shuter, is the number of men who
have special talents which will be
available for other than the usual
cast and chorus work and who will
be featured in a number of spec-
As yet Shuter has refused to di-
vulge the exact nature of the con-
ing production, refraining from
any statements except thai it will
involve a Western setting and in-
clude several scenes in which cow-
boys and Indians will figure prorg -
ihently. An official' of the Peter
March company of Detroit who is
working on costumes and settings
for the Opera spent several weeks
during the summer in close. con-
tact with the Pueblo Indians. It
is believed that much valuable lo-
cal color was obtained at that time.
A number of scenes will be closed
to advance pictures 'as the officials
in charge will not allow their re-
production except oi the stage.
Choruses Are Busy
Many of the steps, which were
devised by Roy Hoyer, are being
practiced daily by the choristers,
many of whom were out from prac-
tice last spring when Hoyer was
here in person to direct the work
of the choruses.
As yet no word has come from
the office of the Union as to what
cities will be visited this year, but
it is generally understood that an
exceedingly ambitions itinerary
has ben arranged, including not
only the four largest cities in the
country but also many of the
cities of this state. Definite an-
nouncement of the itinerary is ex-
pected within the near future.
Little To Attend
Meetings In East
President Clarence Cook Little
will leave for a short trip to attend
committee meetings in New York,
tomorrow. He will return next
Thursday, President Little will
attend a meeting of the commit-
tee on Adult Education of ' the
Council of American Education.
The next day, he will attend a
meeting of the committee on or-
ganization of college curriculum of
the Association of American col-
leges, of which he is the chairman,

(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1. - While)
Herbert Hoover worked away on
campaign details today, the Repub-
lican national committee attempt-'
ed to silence a new echo of the
religious issue.r
The presidential candidate re-'
mained silent on the affair, rest-
ing upon his flat declaration that
he wanted no support on the basis
of religion, but Dr. Hubert Work,
chairman of the national commit-
tee, announced that he had dis-
patched a telegram to Oliver D.
S t r e e t, national committeeman
from Alabama, rebuking him for
published statements attributed to
Street was quoted by the Bir-I
mingham News as saying that his
organization has distributed in
that state 200,000 copies of litera-
ture entitled "Gov. Smith's Mem- I
bership in the Catholic Church and
Its Proper PlaAe in the Campaign."
Work declined to make public his
telegram, but disclosed that it was
in the nature of a rebuke. Al-
though Hoover made no statement I
concerning the new development,1
it became known that he approved
the action of the national chair-

Curtis To Receive
Orders In Chica,
(By Associated Press)
CHICAGO, Oct. 1.-Somew]
rested after two days at home
Topeka, Senator Charles Curtis, t
Republican vice-presidential no
inee, was on his way to the pa
headquarters in Chicago tonig
prepared to take orders "like a go
soldier" for his part in the fin
of the campaign.
In spite of two days'of compl
relaxation at Topeka, Curtis s
tonight he was still "very tired."
White Stands Pat
On Smith Atta
(By Associated Press)
William E. Borah, in a campa
speech here tonight, said C
Smith's criticism of Herbert Ho

Wightman Is Named
Council Praerlent



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