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Prof. James K. Pollock Delivers
Talk On "The Cost of


"I am heartily in sympathy with T "When the debates are held in
the objective of The Daily's editor- December people will be tired of
ial concerning topice for debate," politics, and prohibition will be
declared Prof. O'Neill of the a stale proposition," he continued.
speech department. "Certainly I Professor O'Neill called atten-
would favor discussing questions tion to the fact that the matter of
which would attract large crowds, abolishing college fraternities and
but many obstacles oppose their sororities, another question pro-
selection.. posed by the Daily, is being dis-
"In the first place, the debate cussed this year by the women's
questions are chosen by the vote teams.j

Led by the 'Varsity' band playing-
the. Victors, the inaugural programj
of twenty-five Michigan Nights to
be given over the radio during the
current season, was broadcast be-;
tween 7 and 8 o'clock last night
through the courtesy of WJR-WCX,
the Richards Oakland Co.'s "Good,
Wnill Station" of Detroit.
Last night's program, wnich con-
sisted of talks by four ,members of
the University faculty and alternat-
ed musical selections by the band,
markedt the beginning of the fourth
year of University broadcasting of
th so-called Michigan Nights.
Secretary Makes Address
Shirley W. Smith, secretary and
business manager of the University,
in the first speech of the evening,
gave several recollections of that
great figure in Michigan history,
President James B. Angell, who
served as administrator of the Uni-
versity for 38 years. "Among Mich-
igan men and women living today;
there is no stronger and mellower
tradition than that which centers'
around his name," Smith said.
"Although I was unable to come
into personal contact with him very;
much as a student, it was worth
something to see him every day or
so on the campus. He was always
so human. A freshman needs above
all things to sense that the Uni-
versity is human."
Eliot Is Praised
"The advice, the example, the
companionship, are all precious
memories. As was said of his great
contemporary President Eliot, he
had a priceless asset in his temper-
ament,-'A calm temperament ex-
pectant of good.'"
"One day toward the end of th'at
year when I knew he was soon to
leave I said to him, 'Dr. Angell, you
have had a long and wonderfully
successful career as a University
Administrator. Tell me the princi-
ple.' 'All right,' he said, I'll tell you
the secret. It lies in having one
blind eye and one deaf ear.'
Prof. Fielding H. Yost, director of
athletics and football coach, who
has made Michigan teams famous
throughout the country, spoke ex-
tensively of the rapid strides being
made towaxd Michigan's goal of
'Athletics for All.'
' MotorrFuel Discussed
George G. Brown, professor -of
chemical engineering, spoke on the
"Vapor Lock in Motor Cars." Pro-
fessor Brown, who was recently ap-
pointed by the National Gasoline
Association of America's Research
department to develop more and
better uses for natural gasoline,
spoke at length on the different
kinds of gasoline and their effect
in the modern motor cars.
"The Cost of Elections" was the
title of the final address of the
program which was given by Prof.
James K. Pollock, Jr., of the political
science department. Professor Pol-
lock, who has recently returned
from a year's study abroad on the
methods and effect of moneyuses
in elections, gave many interesting
facts concerning the enormous costs
of elections in this country as com-
pared with those held in Germany
and the British Isles.
Alternated with the four talks,
the Varsity band, under the direc-
tion of Nicolas Falcone presented a
series of six Michigan football
songs, including the Victors, Var-
sity, the M Men March, Men of the
Maize and Blue, the Stadium March
end the Yellow and the Blue. Prof.
Waldo .Abbot, of the Rhetoric de-
partment and program manager
for the Michigan Night programs
was again at the microphone as

of nine universities which comprise
the Western debate conference,
and consequently the question
must have more than local inter-
est. This eliminates the auto ban
which was suggested by The Daily
as a topic for debate, as only two
universities are acquainted with
the situation."
He went on to, explain that the
liquor question. which was also
suggested in the editorial, is as
hackeneyed as the St. Lawrence
waterway, or the Boulder dam

Subject For Discussion Will
Senate Ratification Of
_.Paris Treaty


Final try-outs for Speech 81, the
class from which members of the
varsity men's and. women's debate
teams will be chosen, will be helds
at 1 o'clock next Tuesday after-1
noon in Room 3209 AH, Prof James
O'Neill announced yesterday upon
receipt of the question which will1
be discussed in the Western con-
The question is: "Resolved: that
the senate of the United States
should ratify the Paris pact with-,
out reservations." Men trying out
for the advanced class may deliver.
a five minute speech on either side1
of this proposition, Professor-
O'Neill stated. Women try-outs1
may speak on either side of the
topic which will be discussed in the
which will 'be discussed in thef
women's debates: "Resolved: that
in state universities social frater-
nities and sororities should bet
-abolished." .
Every student of the university
in good standing is eligible to de-
bate, it was said yesterday. En-
trance to the speech class will be
granted to students who have com-
I pleted Speech 34, who have rep-
resented the university in debat-
. ing, or who have successfully tried
Professor O'Neill especially urges
Ghat more women try out for the
team. There are six positions to be
filled and at present the number
of candidates hardly exceeds this1
The Paris pact was selected from'
nine propositions submitted by,
each university in the conference.'
It was proposed by the Univer-
sity of -Wisconsin. The relative
merits of centralization and de-
centralization in state govern-
ments, which was suggested by the
University of Michigan, was voted
second by the conference.
(By Associated Ps;s)
NEW YORK, Oct. 5.-An official
welcome will be given Bert Hassell
and Parker Cramer, pilots of the
plane Greater Rockford, when they
arrive in this country, Grover A.
Whalen, chairman of the mayor's
reception committee, announced.
He said the two fliers who were
forced down in Greenland on their
flight from Rockford, Ill., to Stock-
holm, yould be received by Mayor
Walker at the city hall.

Improvement in Publication Is
Made by Special Staff
Of Reporters
Copies of the first edition of The
Michigan Weekly for this college
year were mailed out yesterday to
parents and friends of Michigan
students. This will mark the sec-
ond year in which The Weekly has
appeared, taking its staff and ma-
terial largely from The Daily,
since its authorization by the
board in control of publications in
the spring of 1927.
The Weekly, as it is now being
published, represents a decided im-
provement in many ways over the
publication sent out last year. To
begin with, the issue published yes-
terday is the first in which the
copy was rewritten by a specvial
staff of reporters and editors.
All through last year, The Week-
ly was made up from stories clip-
ped from the Daily, the same head-
lines and type used in The Week-
ly. While well enough in its way,
it was rather weak in that it failed
to reach the interest of the parent
When The Weekly staff was or-
ganized this fall , it was with this
need particularly in mind and as
a result each story in The Weekly
is written to cover comprehensive-
ly each news event in such a way
that each story will tell the week's
history of a single incident or
series of incidents in a style under-
standoble to one not familiar with
the campus or its doings.
Campus dramatics, campus com-
ments, and two columns of edi-
torials are written with The Week-
ly's particular reading public re-
ceiving first attention and consid-
(By Associated Press)
LAKELAND, Fla., Oct. 4-Brand-
ed as Communists, five members of
the United Brotherhood of Carpen-
ters and Joiners of America were
expelled from the organization to-
day by delegates attending their
twenty-second annual convention
at the new national home here.
Expulsion of four members was
announced last night and today the
name of the fifth was erased from
the roll. The deposed men were
former members of Local 376, New
York, the charter of which was re-
voked for alleged irregularities by
the general board of the brother-
hood, and until their expulsion had
been members of Local 1154, New
York. They are Morris Rosen, Na-
than Rosen, his brother; Thomas
Schneider, former member of Local
2090; Robert Golden and Joseph
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 4-Humberto
Obregon, 21, eldest son of the late
General Alvaro Obregon, was ex-
pected tonight at the White Cross
hospital here to recover from a
bullet wound in his left breast in
flicted in the early hours of thi

General admission to the Ohio
Wesleyan-Michigan game to be
played here Saturday, will be $2,
'tickets purchaseable at the Sta-
GOVERNOR OF WEST VIRGINIA dium, it was stated yesterday af-
MORE ENCOURAGING THAN ternoon, by Harry A. Tillotson, bus- I
MINNESOTA SENATOR iness manager of the Athletic asso-
ciation. Students will be admitted
FARM QUESTION FIGURES to the game on the first coupon of
their athletic pass book.
Size of Majority For Republican The majority of the crowd that
Ticket Is Only Question will watch the opening game for
Hatfield Says the Wolverines will be some 50,000
school children from the various
(By associated Press) high schools of the state, whom the
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4-Herbert Athletic association has invited to
Hoover paused in the preparation be its guests. Complimentary tick-
of his Boston speech today to study ets totaling that number have been
the political situation in two states, sent out, according to Mr. Tillotson,
one in the border territory and the, and if the weather is good it is quite
otherna western farm state. With probable that all will be used, he
Senator Thomas shall of Minne- stated.
sota, and Governor Henry B. Hat-
field of West Virginia, the republi-
can presidential candidate discuss-
ed conditions in their respective
states, receiving from the senator aT n
less encouraging report than was
given by the state executive.
Shall Is Confident
Senator Shall, however, said that Candidate Holds to Contention That
while conditions were not as satis- All Dry States Should
factory in Minnesota as he would Remain Dry
like to see them, he was confident
that they would improve as the I DEFENDS STATES' RIGHTS
people became more familiar with
the Republican attitude on the farm (y Associated Press)
question. ALBANY, N. Y., Oct. 4-Gov. Al-
Hatfield, who now is a candidate fred E. Smith holds that states
for senator in West Virginia, de- wanting prohibition should be per-
clared that the only question in his mitted to remain dry under the
mind was the size of the majority Eighteenth Amendment.
his state would give to the Hoover- The D e m o c r a t i c presidential
Curtis ticket. nominee re-emphasized his conten-
Declaring that the republican tion today in replying to a criticism
party was having a hard fight in that if he were really consistent he
Minnesota, Senator Shall asserted would advocate outright appeal of
that with more speeches "like that the prohibition amendment.
which Senator Borah made after The governor directed his re-
Governor Smith's appearance in St. marks, made at . press conference
Paul," the party's ticket would car- at his capitol office, at a speech
ry the statef made last night before a group of
TarifF Is tiscussedeRepublican women in New York by
Shall declared that the democrat- James W. Wadsworth, a former Re-
ic candidate's "approval as a prin- publican senator from this state.
ciple of the Underwood tariff. is Referring to Wadsworth, with
thoroughly inconsistent with his whom he has been friendly for
gesture and the support for theIyears although they are .political
McNary-Haugen klan." iantagonists as "Jim," Smith stress-
Governor Smith "has indicated, ed to newspaper men that he him-
that the equalization fee would be self was a "Jeffersonian Democrat."
acceptable as a part of the relief "I believe in states rights," he
program," he continued, "but the went on. "If a state wants to be
equalization fee could never operate dry I want to let it be dry. That
successfully without a high protec- is the answer."
tive on agricultural products. The isThen the governor directed an
farmers of the northwest know that i attack on Wadsworth's old stand on
the Underwood law gave their pro- I prohibition, declaring the former
ducts hardly a protection at all. h senator "came out for the repeal
When these things are recalled to nof it only when he wanted to be
them, they realize that Governor rolected "
Smith is wildly making promises r"He never introduced any repeal
which he has no chance of making s resolutions in the Senate when he
good." I was there" the nominee continued,

a i

"In Abraham's Bosom," a drama-
tic study by Paul Green of a ne-
gro's losing battle against race pre-
judice and the ignorance and im-
mobility of his people, will be pre-
sented tonight and tomorrow night
at the Whitney theatre by the
Provincetown Playhouse players of
New York.
Following thet closing down of
the New York production a week
ago Sunday night after a run of
more than 200 performances, the
company went on the road for a
I tour of the continent. All of the
1 players in the New York cast will
be seen in' Ann Arbor, notably
Thomas Moseley as Abraham Mc-
Cranie, and Lilian Gillum as
Goldie, his wife.
Members of the senior classes of
the University are urged to secure
picture receipts for their photo-
graphs in the 1929 'Ensian during
the next few days at the business
offices of thedMichiganensian in
the Press building, according to an
announcement made yesterday by
Thomas B. Thomas, '29, editor of
the yearbook.
The photograph receipts are be-
ing sold in the 'Ensian office for
$3. This price provides $2 for the
photographer's charges and pays
$1 toward the cost of the cut for
the yearbook. The photographer's
balance will be allowed on an or-
der for additional pictures if they
fla rn a.'ir r ar n nrr in r toa Thknra a

"and only became violently inter-
ested in the repeal of the Eigh-
teenth Amendment when his elec-
tion was at stake. But it did not
do him any good because the peo-
ple in the state caught on to it,
that is one of the reasons why he
did not win."
CHICHASHA, Okla., Oct. 4.-The
statement that Herbert Hoover has
established a reputation as a hu-
morist by declaring that the seven
and a half year record of Republi-
'an control "constitutes a period of
rare courage in leadership and con-
structive government," was made
tonight by Senator Joe Robinson in
a speech prepared for closing his
three-day campaign in Oklahoma.
The Democratic vice-presiden-
tial nominee said in his manu-
script that it was difficult to un-
derstand how much the statement
could be made in good faith,' by
the Republican presidential can-
didate nor could he see how Re-
publican spokesmen expected "to
hoodwink the voters of the nation."


It is not voice and exceptional,
singing which constitute all the es-
sentials of a satisfactory vocal con-

(By A
nouncement w
tor Talking1

cert, according to Rosa Ponselle,i
D SOUND Ithe New York Metropolitan opera
S DIRECTL Y company diva who is to appear here
next Wednesday for a concert in
ssociated Press) Hill Auditorium. The young dra-
N. J., Oct. 4.-An- matic soprano put special stress on
vas made by the Vic- the importance of choosing arias
Machine Co. tonight and songs which are appropriate

pasted each program I sing. The
name of the city or town is clearly
printed, and the date of the con-
cert, and the auditorium. That date
is invaluable when I am re-engag-
ed, for it enables me to see exactly
what I have previously offered to
an audience, and to arrange a fresh
program which will, in my judg-
ment, fill the demands of my audi-
tors and send them homewards

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