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DL. XL. NO. 96

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1930

EIGHT PAGES

PRICE FIVE CENTS

RIPLEY DESCRIBEMS
STRANGE FINDINGS
IN FOREIGN LANDS
Cartoonist Advises Travel in
South and Central
America.
TOURED 69 COUNTRIES
Creator of 'Believe It Or Not'
Receives 500,000 Letters
in Three Months.
"If you want to travel, then do;
it and don't let financial or domes-:
tic troubles stop you," said Robert1
L. Ripley, creator of the well known
Believe It or Not cartoons, speak-
ing last night in Hill auditorium.
"When you travel, though, don't
go to Europe but to South America,
where you will find all of the won-
ders of the world.

Cancel Cook Series
Planned for Spring
No speaker will appear in Ann
Arbor this spring on the Cook
lecture foundation, established
to promote popular knowledge
of, and interest in, the preser-
vation of American institutions,
the committee in charge has
decided.
Insufficient time remains to
obtain an appropriate speaker
to replace Charles E. Hughes,
whose appointment to the Su-
preme court has forced him to
cancel his engagement here. A
speaker will be obtained for
next year, the committee stat-
ed.
President Alexander G. Ruth-
ven has been named to replace
the late President - Emeritus
Harry B. Hutchins as chairman
of the committee administering
the foundation.

Wets Plan Debates
While Agent Seizes
Man in Green Hat'

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-ON CITY CHURCHES

"Just take Mexico alone. There
are pyramids there that were old
when Tutankhamen was a young-
ster, and yet you never hear any-
one speak of them. In Panama you
can see the sun rise in the Pacific
ocean and set in the Atlantic, for
the Atlantic is west of the Pacific."
Duscusses Wonders.
Ripley went on to tell of South
America (which, as he says, should
not be called South America at all,
for the farthest west city of that
country is east of New York) and

Describes Scientific Attempt toI
Detenine Cause of
Church Failure.1
FINISHES SERIES TODAY
"The conclusion which we have
reached after conducting our re-
search work in sections of Cleve-
land, and which we mean to carry
out in sections of all the other
large cities of the United States, isj
that the progress of decline of a

of the wonders to be found church is closely bound up with the}
"Chile is a land where it progress and fortunes of
rains, while not far from this
try is a land where it rains all habitants of the district in whichI
ime and has rained f6r the the church is located," said Dr. H.
five million years or more-I Paul Douglas yesterday in the first
say just how long. Then there of a series of lectures, "The City's
city which you can't see even Church," sponsored by the Michi-
ch youi may be in it, and there gan School of Religion.
ake which is 12,000 feet above Dr. Douglas, who is conducting
ea level." [lie work for the Institute of Social
Sa. , s 1 n at and Religious Research of New.

(By Associa(d T r s)
WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. 1.-
While the anti-prohibitionists were
preparing to present more argu-
ments before the House judiciary
committee when it resumes hear-
ings tomorrow on measures to re-
peal the 18th Amendment, "the
man in the green hat" was arrest-
ed again today on a liquor charge'
just outside the Senate office build-
ing.
Six pints of alleged gin were
seized as George L. Cassidy, who
gained "the man in the Green hat'
cognomen; when arrested several
years ago on a liquor charge in the
House office building, was taken in-
to custody. He and Thomas Gate-
ly of Baltimore were arrested by aa
policemn and a dry agent. Later;
they were released under bonds of;
$2,000 each. Cassidy, who already
was at liberty under $2,000 on
pending liquor case, said he had
been "framed."+
With witnesses from many partz
of the country, the Association
against the Prohibition Amendment
have until Wednesday to cmplete
their testimony to the judiciary
committee, before the prohibition-I
ists to refute their claims. Thec
hearings are held in the House of-
flee building.
STEAMERGROUS
OFF PACiIC COST
Only Captain of Passenger Lineri
Remains Aboard After Fog
Causes Accident
REST OF CREW IS SAVED
FORT .CANJY, Wash., Feb. 18-j
Only Captain Charles Graham to-i
night remained aboard the aren-r
ger liner Admiral Benson whiel
grouIer Saturday night i
d;nse log oft Peacock's Pit, neai
the mouth of the Columbia river
Remaining members of the cre
Were taken ashore today lii
breeches buoys.
The moderating weather appar-
ently explains Captain Graham'
decision to remain on board, order
to abandon ship having been given
previously. Marine surveyors and
salvage experts from a tug made
a complete examination of the ship
today and decided the "Crown
Anchor" method presented the best
means of freeing her from the
shifting sands. This consists in
placing several fixed anchors con
nected with the ship's own decl
engines by heavy cables, then slow-
drawing the liner in the desired
direction.
Water from the leaks far aster
extinguished the ship's fires yester-
day, but R. J. Moore, district agent
for the Pacific Steamship company
thought it would be possible to puti
pumps aboard and float the vessel
ia a calm sa.
The hold already has been pump-
ed full of water to keep the ship
from pounding on the sand.
The liner carried 41 passengersi
and a crew of 6ti when she went
ashore.
Hobbs' Latest Book
Released This Week
Prof. William H. Hobbs, of the
geology department, is the author
l of a book published this week by
S1', Pta's 1os coimiday,
"The North Pole of tie Winds.,

FRENCH PRESID ENT
CONSULTS BRINDE1
ON CAINET CISISj
Tardicu Government Overthrow
Brings Naval Conference
to a Standstill.
NO SOLUTION IN SIGHT
Indications Point That France
Will be Without Cabinet
For Several Days.
(By Assuciated Press)
PARIS, France, Feb. 18:-The
solution of the cabinet crisis caused
by the overthrow of the Tardieu
government has made not a single
step forward ap the close of the
Second day, which was devoted to
President Domergue's consultations
with the most prominent statesmen
of the Republic.
The indications were that France
would be without a government
several days or even a week, and
the London naval conference was
at a standstill due to the fact that
France will not be officially repre-
sented again until her home affairs
Are straightened out.
Poincare Also Called.
President Doumergue conferred
today with the two men about
whomn cabinet speculation is hot-
test, former President Poincare
end former Premier Briande. The
President said tonight he had not
called Briande to form a new cab-
inet although Briande was certain
to forma part of the new govern-
ment.
Political circles believe that the
President had not called Poincare
with a view of asking him, to head
government but merely was seek-
ing his advice.j
Three alternatives faced te
President tonight: A Left govern-
ient headed by Camille Chum-
te'ps, with Briand as Minister of
Foreign. Affairs; "a lrhind .yrid
government, with the majority re-
uruited from moderates of the left.
right and center; .a Tardieu-Poin-
care cabinet, leaning toward the
right, withal moderate.
Tardieu Improves.
Former Premier. Tardieu was re-
ported improved tonight, although
coughing severely from the irrita-
tions of the grippe.
The effect of the cabinet crisis
on the London conference has giv-
ra 'an intematinal aspect to
France's domestic, political difllcul-
ties. It is in this light that most
' the newspapers comment on it.
In an outspoken editorial Le
Temps this afternoon warned its
readers that "formidable pressure"
was now being exercised on France
in London to reduce her naval ton-
inge claim.
It affirms that part of the Eng-
lish press is conducting a campaign
calculated to give a false impres-
il of the French position, which
it says is "a not over-scrupulous
manoever of intimidation," hitend-
ed to permit "some nations" 'to
keep their naval supremacy.
The newspaper even goes so far
as to hint that the London confer-
ence may have to be adjourned if
the rencli cabinet criis lasts very
ong. flowever, it expresses the
hope that this will be unnecessary.

UNIVERSITY SEEKS CAUSE OF AUTO
CRASH FATAL TO ANN ARBOR GIRL
Investigation of the automobile sion and brain injuries, and is ex-
accident early yesterday, in which pected to die. He is from Middle-
a girl was killed and another girl town, N. Y.
and two University students were Clarence L. McKinnie, '30, 509
seriously injured, has not yet dis- South Division street, who is from
closed the cause of the head-on col- Springfield, Ill. He received only
lision between the automobile in minor injuries.
which the students and their girls Identity of the driver of the
had been riding, and a truck, on death-car has not yet been deter-
the Ecorse road, near the Wayne- mined. Floyd A. Lundquist, assist-
Washtenaw county line. ant in the office of the dean of stu-
The dead girl is Adele Lally, 1102 dents, was in Detroit last night to
Olivia, who was a student in the interview the driver of the truck
University School of Music from into which the student car crashed.
1924 to 1928. She is a daughter of The truck operator was Charles
Thomas Lally, retired inspector of Chapman, who was working for the
the Detroit Police departient. United States Trucking Company.
The injured are: In a preliminary statement to
Lucy Domboorajian, 616 Church police, Chapman said that the stu-
street, who was graduated from the dent car was traveling on the
University in 1928. She has a skull wrong side of the road and that it
fracture. crashed when he was unable to
Ray 1lunsberger, '33, 616 Church bring his heavy truck to a stop
street, who received a skull concus- rapidly enough to avoid the col-
_.- -_-_- - -~ lision.,
The four had been attending the
Fireman's ball in the Intramural
building Monday night. They left
aout 11.30 for an automobile ride,
SUMM H. [ CUL Y according to the police report of
the accident.
University investigation of the
- accident is being conducted by J.
Five Prominent Professors Are A. Bursley, deah of students, W. B.
! Obtained to Tecach' in Rea, assistant to' the dean, and
d 'cLundquist. They are cooperating
University- with state police in their investiga-
tion.
INTRODUCE NEW COURSE
Five nationally prominent profes-
sors of law from other universities W M N0 HE
will come to Ann Arbor to teach
in the 1930 Summer Session of the
Law school, according to an an-
nouncement made yesterday by
Paul A. Leidy, secretary of the Sixty-Three Others Injured as
school. Still Wrecks Standard
Prof. Victor 11. Kulp of the IJui i-Oil Building.
versity of Oklahoma and author e(

TRYOUTS TO START
PUBLICATION WORKi
DURING NEXT WEEK

Daily, Michigancnsian,
Combine in Call

Gargoylc
for

'ilng to put
t bad situa-
er all of the
esk, drew a
it or Not,
aver. I was
c newspaper

This drawing attracted attentionI
and the editor suggested that Rip-i
ley try the stunt again, which he }
did. This feature has grown into a
bushness of large proportions,,
which, as Ripley says, is not at all.
agreeable to him because he4
doesn't like business. More than i1
500;000 letters have been delivered i
to him. in the Bast three months
and he has trouble finding time to
read even those from his personal.
friends.
"In order to gather these strange
:facts considerable work is neces-
sary," Ripley continued. "I have
travelled hi 69 countries and the
strangest thing I have found is
Ianan himself. I have even gone to
jell, which is a small village in
Vorway and really a delightful lit-
ale spot.
"The more strange facts I gather,
the easier it seems that they accu-
late. The supply," he -concluded.
"seems never ending."
PUBLISH LATEST
MICHIGAN STUDY'
Eleventh of Series Has Articles
by Karpinski, Winter.
"Contributions to the History of
Science," is the title of the latest
volume in the srics of books known
as "The University of Michigan
Studies." The book, published this
week, forms the eleventh vohme of
the series.
It contains monographs by Prof.
L. C. Karpinski, of the mathemat-
ics department, and J. G. Winter,
of the Latin department. The book
is divided into two parts, the first of
which is: "Robert of Chester's Late
Translation of the Algebra of Al-
Khowarizmi"; the second part is
entitled: "The Prodomus of Nico-
laus Steno's Dissertation Concern-
ing a Solid Body Enclosed by a Pro-
cess of Nature Within a Solid, an
T ini omV'rni i " n '.,'11da n - 4.

homogenious sections of the city,
and compared them as to nine dif-
ferent factors. After obtaining all
the information, we asked our-
selves whether the churches of the
best districts, that is those which!
had the highest rating in the above
factors, had made the most pro-
gress during the past ten years?
"Comparison of total member-
ships, Sunday school enrollments,
and financial expenditures of the
various churches answered the
question with a yes. Memberships,
enrollments and finances had in-
creased from 54 to 549 percent in
the better districts. These were
the supermodal churches; in the
worst districts the submodal
churches showed only decreases,
Lawyers' Club to Give
Third Dance on Friday
Members of the Lawyers' club'
will ive their third dance of the
year next Friday night at the club.
IThe decorations for the party,
which will be formal, will be afterI
the Washington birthday matif.
A limit of 115 couples has been
set, according to Manley K. Hunt,,
30L, president of the club. Mike
Falk's Collegians, the same bandj
that furnished the music for the!
wintr. formal, will play Friday
night. Supper will be served bnthe
m'ain ding room.

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Kuip's Cases on the Law of Oil anc A
Gas, will offer a course in that sub- CAUSE NOT DETERMINED
ject. ._,®..
Prof. Philip Mechem, son of the L (BZ TAcatcd J..'re s .-)
late Floyd R. Meehem, a former EL'BETII, N. j.,xeb. 1.-'rwo
member of the faculty of the Law persons were known to be killed
school of this University, will come and 63 injured today in an explo-
from the Washington university to sion in the alcohol plant of the
give a course in wills. Profe Standard il Cmpany at Linden.
Mvechem is co-a.uthor of IMech~em 5.nadGlCmaya idn
and Atkinson's Cases on Wills and Many of the injured were re-
Administration. ported to be in critical condition
An evidence course will be oiler- at the two Elizabeth hospitals.
ed by Prof. John Dunne Wickhem There were 35 victims at St. Eliza-
of the University of Wisconsin. Prof. beth hospital and 38 at Elizabeth
Herschel W. Arant, dean of the General hospital. The two dead
Ohio State university School of have not been identified.
Law, will have a bills and notes Linden police reported one dead
course. The course in taxation will at the plant bringing the total to
be offered by Prof. Henry Rott- three, and one injured at Alexian
schaefer of the University Of Min- Brothers hospital, making the in-
nesota and author of Rottschaef- jured 64.
fer's Cases on Taxation. He is a The Linden officials said they
graduate of the Law school here, heard that there were several other
hiaving received his J.D. degree here dead at the plant.
Th m 1915.mr ehL The 100 acre reservation of the
The ummer Session in the Lr -Oil' Company was closed to all but
school will continue for 101- physicians and nurses. J. Raymond
weeks, beginning the day follow- Carrigan, general manager, declin-
'ing Commenicement and ending on ed to make any statements.
S pt. 4. . Ten of the victims at Elizabeth
The course in oil and gas is a ' General hospital were reported in
new one in the Law school, and critical condition.
the interest, in this state, aroused
by he discovery of oil in several
sc tion s of the statec, was one of Kauffman Confined
the reasons which prompted its be- to Bed After Stroke
ing offered at this time _BArk
Professor Calvin H. Kauffman
Registration Concludes of the botany department and dl-
Now in Bridge Tourney rector of the University Herbarium
wa. strickein by an apolectic stroke
Registrations for the Interfra Monday afternoon. The doctor was
ternity, bridge tournament Will be at work at the herbarium when he
'received from 3 until 5 o'clock to- was taken ill and immediately
J E T r'30, at the rushed to the hospital. His condi-
Stent oices on the third floo tion yesterday remaied unchang-
of the Union. Today is the last ed and is said to be causing some;
day that participants may sign up. concern" to his physicia's.
Each house may enter one two- Prof. Kauffman came to Univer-
maln team.11. The preilminary rounds sity of Michigan in 1904 and a
will be played atthevarious fra- short time laterwas iade an asso-
terrnlty houses and the f rnal will. eliateprofeu:roand director of the
1 lipid 'its -ithe 1lunn. 'rhtver maid. I (Univers-itY herbairium.

First Year Men,
MEETINGS ANNOUNCFD
Offer Wide Field of Experience
in Extra-Curricular
Activities,
Second semester freshmen who
wish to try out for any of the stul-
lent publications will be given their
irst opportunity in work of this
knd at meetings to be held next
week. A complete schedule for the
neetings beginning next Monday,
February 24, is as follows:
The Daily business staff tryouts
-Monday at 4:30 in the front of-
fice of the Press building on May-
nard.
The Daily editorial staft-Tues-
day at 4:15 in the front office of
the Press building.
The Michiganensian business
staff-Tuesday at 4:00 in the front
office of the Press building.
The Michiganensian ediorial
staff- Monday at 4:15 in the 'En-
sian office.
The Gargoyle editorial staff -
Tuesday at 4:15 in thie Cargoyle
office.
The Gargoyle business staif --
Thursday at 4;15 in the front of-
fce of the Press building,
Plan Training Courses.
Each of these publications will
handle its tryouts so that they will
be able to learn the greatest ps-
sible amount about the work on the
magazines and papers in the short-
est time. Plans have beC made by
The Daily to take care of 100 or
more tryouts, who will be divided
into smaller groups to facilitte
handling.
Each group will learn a dlfer-
ent type of work for a period of
about twoweeks ad wil thn nbe
shifted to another phase of the
newspaper. This will not only have
the advantage of lending variety tQ,
the period of orientation, bu will
acquaint the freshmen with the va-
rious sorts of work to be done.
Offers Variety of Work.
The Daily business and editorial
staffs offer many possibilit'es to
gain newspaper experience. In the
field of writing the freshman has
the opportunity to write news stor-
ies, features, sports, bumnor, and
critical reviews of plays,. concerts,
and books. Here he secures a first
hand knowledge of the inner op-
eration of the newspaper from ga-
thering the news to printing the
paper.
on the business staff freshivIie
learn advertising writing and
makeup, accounting; circulation
management, publication, and gen-
eral business experience. Work is
distributed as evenly as posi:ib
amnong the seven dfferent depart-
ments so that the freshmen can ob
tain a more thorough knowledge
of the business as a whole.
in order to be eligible for any of
the student publications the fresh-
men must have an average of one
grade better than C and no grades
below C. The publications offer
first year men opportunities to
make contacts and take part i
activities which is impossible in the
field of varsity athletics.
Advancement in each publication
is entirely made by the merit sys-
tein, advancement coming as tehe
sophomore year, the lower 'taff
menbers of The Daily, who were
good engugh to obtain these posi-~
tions at the. end of their freshmen
year, compete for night editorships.
These Men is turn compete for the
,nlnaging editorship attie end f
their junior years.
Willard Lowry May,
Resign rom Courcil
Willard Lowry, '3(1, treasurer of

the Student council is expected to
resign from the student governing
board when it meets this evening
for its first regular 1eeitg of the
second semester. Lowry completed
his work for graduation from the
University at the close of the past
semester and is therefore ineligible
for further participation in coun-
cil activities.
Election of a senior to Ihi the
vacancy will probably not take
place for another week for, accord-
ing to the council con.t-iution, a

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OTTAWAY, TAPPING ORGANIZE FOUR
ALUMNI CLUBS DURING FLORIDA VISIT

l+our new University Alumni1
club' wereorganized in the state I
of Florida by Vi. J. Otatway, of Port
Huron, president of the associa-1
tion, and T. Hawley Tapping, gen-
eral secretary, during their recent1
extended tour through the South
and East visiting University alumni
centers. The new clubs brings the{
total number of Alumni clubs to
more than 160, scattered through-
out the world..
Inasmuch as this was the first1
time that an Alumni or Universityl
official had visited the Florida area,;
they were welcomed with unusual
enthusiasm. Previous to this, the
only Alumni group in Florida was
at West Paln Beach. Although
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than 50 graduates of the Univer-
sity present,
After leaving Florida, Ottaway
and Tapping attended meetings of
University clubs in Atlanta, Wash-
ington, and Philadelphia.
The largest alumni gathering
ever to be held in New York City,
and the largest to be held any-
where since the national meeting
here in January, 1928, was held at
the Commodore hotel on the night
of Feb. 14 at which' more than 380
persons were present.
President Alexander Grant Ruth-
ven addressed the alumni on "Know
Your tUniversity." Regent Ralph
Stone, Secretary of the Commerce,
m17r ri . 1, r.,11m l i;_ 1nrl S 1-#r

DETROIT ALUMNI
TO HEAR RUTHVEN
1 f=? e cLe1.1 t AD- =^i ,Y1 - - i. t i
Will mnake his -,fin r pje .ran;fbe-
fore the Detroit Alumni at the an-
nual President's d(iehr to be held
Friday. March 14, at the statler
Hotel.
SPlans for the meethig have pert,
announced to be complete by
Chairman Fred G. Dewey of the
conmmittee of .the Presidents Din
ner, MisMarjorie Nihoso an
of Smlith College is to be}res
at the meeting it is allufnced,
having come here from the East to
pay tribute to peichiga's ne
The committee has also made ar-
rangements so that tables will b
procurable for parties of eight an(
ten at the regular price of $3.50,
urWe atherMan
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PLANS FOR ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL,
NIGHT NEAR COMPLE TION RAPIDLY
Arrangements for the seventh insure toe suceess o this year's

t L~;Lt!.!d!U!'vlsay aa j :wu

annual International Night to 'be7
held March 4 in Hill auditorium are
rapidly nearing completion accord-
ing to a report made yesteray by'
Chester Bennett, director.
Over 40 nationalities will be rep-
resented i the affair which cul-'
inates the efforts throughout the
school year of members of the Cos-
mopolitan club, the foreign stu-
?dents' organization on the campus.
This year's production will be in
the nature of an elaborate pageant
with students or artists from each
country presenting a separate pro-
, rami. Brllhiant costumes repre-

production. y
Rehearsals by the various groups
have been under way for some
tine while rehearsals welding all
of the individuals into the presen-
tation will be held soon. Many of
the 300 foreign students enrolled
in the Unversity wili take part in
the program.
Committees in charge of the
many phases of production have
been formed. Assisting Bennett is
William Palmn.er, Grad., who is gen-
eral chairman of the affair. The
conimittee of arrangements is com-
posed of Jo; eph A. Ali, '31, I. Avan-
rol,. Grad., Ewe H. Cheong, '30E,

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