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Group of Egyptian Parchment
Now Includes More Than
6,000 Manuscripts.
Water Immersion, Glass Mount
Ray Filter Used in Task
of Dedcphering.
Comprising the largest collectior
of papyrus manuscripts in Americ
and one of the lAr est in th world
tl6e Univ i'sityr nb has a library t ,o
hib'i'e tha 6,doiI jOajri of &b6i6i1
.gfptiagorigin. These range ir
sie f oii or. fragffiehts to' largE
roll 67 feet in length, apd at the
jsreseht time are being deciphered
under the direction of Prof. Arthr
E. Boak, o the history department
and Prof. otpbell tonner; o th
Greek department.
The extremefly delicate process
of handling and preparing papyrus
manuscripts is one that re4uires
the care of an expert. They are
stored in small tin boxes to pre-
vent any contact with the air. As
soon as they are removed from the
(bes, they are immersed in water.
Next, the fragments are smoothed,
to bring out the lettering, mount-
ed on glass, and labeled for future
Ray Filter Used in Deciphering
In .the work of deciphering, a
ray filter is often used. This re-
yeals the original lettering. and
eliminaes the discolorationz which
often nakes the maumiscripts illeg-
ible unless the filter is used.
This large collection' is the result
of the work of the late Prof. Fran-
cis WV. Kelsey, form'r head of the
classical department. Under hs
direction, the first .University 9f
Michigan Near East Expedition wbs
organized. $150,000, given by friends
of the University, was expended in
the purchase of papyri and in tlie
work of excavating on the site Of
Carthage in Egypt ,and at Antioch
of Pisidia in Asia Minor.
Many secured in Constantinopl
At the same time, a large number
of Greek manuscripts were secured
in Constantinople, Alexandria,
Cairo, and London. Later, funds
raised by the late President Hutch-
ins were used to buy at auction 48
manuscripts, most cif them from
the New testament, hich had
,been a part of the famous collec-
tion of the Baroness Burdette-
Coutts. Eight more of this collec-
tion were secured from private deal-
These additions give the,. Univr-
sity the largest collection of ancient
NeW Testaments in any American
library. They date chiefly between
the tenth and the fifteenth cen-
Recommendation of the North
Central association of schools and
colleges, which met at Chicago last
Wee, that high school interscholas-
tic athletic tournaments be discon-
tinued, has not yet reached final
form, Dean John R. Effinger of the
literary college said yesterday, aft-
er hs return from the convention.
~ore the recon edation is ;of-
llay final, it unt b aaproved by
the assocations committee on ath-
letics, Deaji Effinger explained.

The convention last week was at-
tended by Prof. C. 0. Davis of the
S'hool of Education. Prof. George
E. Carrothers, director of the divi-
sion of high school inspection, eg-
istrdr Ira M. Smith, and Dean
James B. Edmonson, of the School
of Education, iii addition to DeanI



Municipal Engineers Assemble
for First Conference on
Zoning Problems.




Registration for the first confer-
once of Michigan' city planning and
zoning officials will begin at 10
o'clock today at the Union. Offic-
ials from more than 'thirty munic-
ipalities throughout the state are
expected to attend the conference,
which is being held today andto-
morrow at the Union.
Mayor Edward W. Staebler of
A nn Arbor will deliver the address
of welcome at the noon luncheon.
Following the luncheon, short re-
ports on planning and zoning pro-
gress will be given by representa-
tives from the larger cities of the
state. Prof. Henry E. Riggs, of the
civil engineering department, will
discuss the problem of "Grade Sep-
arations and the City Plan." Fol-
lowing the dinner tonight, Flavel
Shurtleff, secretary to the national
conference on city planning of New
'York city will address tie delegates
on "Selling City Planning to the
Public." Prof. Aubrey Tealdi of the
landscape design department and
director of the, Nichols Arboretum,
will speak on "Aspects of City Plan-#
ning Abroad."
The meeting tomorrow will be
concluded with the informal dis-
cussion held during the luncheon.
Harold D. Smith, director of the
Michigan Municipal League will
talk at 11 o'clock on "The Work of1

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L a..~ Aseoiaitad Press Photo
Sir Ronald Lindsay (center), new British amxoassador to the United
States, shown as he was leaving the White House after presenting his
letters of credence to President Hoover. Captain len Buchanan (left),
U. S. N., aide to the President, and Francis White, assistant secretary
of state, who accompanied him, are also shown in the picture. The
view ambassador succeeds Sir Esme Howard as Great Britain's repre-
sentative in this country.

South America wi} 1 get its flr
dirigible, the Graf Zeppelin, When th
world tour last summer departs fro
continent sometime in May.. On its
stop off at Lakehurst, New Jerse, t
year before completing the last ila
North Central Associati
Education Standards,

Governor Greene's Ret
Will Test Commission
With the retaliation of Gov. Fred
W. Green of Michigan to the feder-
al government over the question of
the authority of the Federal Radio
commission, much discussion has
arisen as to the possible outcome
of the controversy.
In the opinion of , W. Rolland
Maddox of the political science de-
partment, the argument is going to
test the question of the authority
of the Federal 'Radio commission,
which in itself will run into the
problem of the priority of federal.
control of interstate commerce in
case of a conflict with the policel
power of a state.
Mr. Maddox stated that "We do
have some indications that courts
Imay be inclined to support the fed
eral legislature, but this particu-
lar question still remains for de-
cision. The greatest significance ofI
this controversy," continued Mr.
Maddox, "is the constitutional
question involved and the oppor-
tunity which avails itself to test
out the validity of a form of con-
trol adopted by the national gov-
ernment to meet a recent scienti-
fic development."
M4. Maddox further explained
that the Federal Radio commission
Joker Turns Barber;
Ends up in Jail Cell
(By Associated Press)
EVANSTON, ILL., March 26.-
Harry Gordon, wise-cracker and
practical joker, has landed in jail
Mrs. Gordon had him put there
Tuesday night. For years, she said,
she had endured the usual line of
jokes and tried to smile when Gor-
don admonished his friends not to
take any wooden nickels. She had
eaten salt for sugar, been squirted
with water when she smelled fake;
roses and seen any number of
cigars explode.
But Tuesday night he intro-
duced a new one. Mrs. Gordon
brought a girlhood chum out to the
house and introduced her to the
husband. He shook hands, looked
the guest over quizzically, remark-
ed that she needed a shampoo and,
dragging her to the bathroom,
gave her one.
That, Mrs'. Gordon told police,
was the last joke.
Detroit Theatres Il
The Merriest Comedy Hit of the
Youth and Love at their Gayest

a City Planning Conference," and "The purpose of the North Cel-
aliation to Government Walter H. Blucher, secretary to the ' tral Association on Education is to
s City Plan commission of Detroit, raise the standards of education in
n~ S Power, Says Maddox willspeak on "City Planning Leg- the territory over which they op-
Sislation. " ate," was the statement made by
has been given authority by statute DLean J. B. Edmonson of the Edu-
to exercise complete power in the cation School, secretary of the As-
regulation of radio broadcasting' -sociation.
throughout the United States. The C1fE. Dean Edmonson further pointed!
.pwrrests in, the right of the I ocain tef ee edriil
p w er r t o g er t o fdeny a R EE COout th at the standards of the as- E
commission to grant or deny a RE L CTO Sj sociation itself were held rigidly
I broadcasting license to a radio sta- !high, as was evidenced by the fact
tion, either public or private. Many l that over 200 member schools were
of the cities in the country, especi- Dangerous Men warned that their conduct in the
ally Chicago and Detroit, have ad-'ag past year had not been up to that
opted the system of short wave Elinor Glyn took a hand at writ- ;demanded by that group.
transmitting stations for the use ing an original story for the talk- In addition to their interest in
trnsitingtton orteIs
of the police department. Licensesing films, but instead of the ex- the scholastic welfare of the schools
for these stations were granted by pected fiery love epic, Such Men and colleges under their jurisdic-
h Are Dangerous, at the Majestic, tion, Dean Edmonson showed, the
the federal commission. The state! turns out to be an interesting and association also takes an active in- I
of Michigan is a pioneer among the fairly ingenious story of a repul- terest in one of the most annoying
states which have instigated the, sive millionaire done over by a plas- problems facing educators today,
system of radio broadcast for the tic surgeon to obtain revenge on that of athletics and their regua-
police departments. the beautiful young wife who de- tion. The group has begun definite
~serted him on their wedding night.;
oessor of Banking S ife! wherein the great Jack Gives Talk on
Will Speak at Forum magnate disappears in a flight over 1f Old
thechannel is abridged from an todentLife AtO
Prof. Robert G. Rodkey, profes- actual happening, viz., the Lowen-..
sor of banking and investment, will stein mystery a few years ago. English Universities
spa oihta h ecn fa Warner Baxter, excellent as us-____
speak tonight at the second of a ual, enacts the difficult role of the In an informal talk on "The Eng-
series of forums sponsored by the rich capitalist. Opposite him is hn and Amrian tudn"he-
Business Administration club. He Catherine Dale Owen, a blonde lish and American Student" de-
will talk on opportunities offered beauty with practically perfect fea- Alp ha Nu society, Prof. Peter M.
in the field of an g and invest- res e supporing cast is uni- Jack, head of the rhetoric depart-
ment at 7:00 o'clock in room 312 of It is difficult to forecast student ment, drew a vivid picture of col-
the Union. 'reaction to a film of this type-but lege life at the Universities of
These forums are being conduct- it should prove interesting and out Cambridge and Oxford.
ed so that students interested in ofshor in te sing anyu In describing Cambridge, Prof.
'business administration may learn of the ordinary. While not >1y any IncdsribingheCambrdgelProf.
of thes dmmrttiopen in t e means a great production, Screen Jack said, "The Lawyers' club is
oppounies phe Reflector found it entertaining Inot unlike buildings at Cambridge.,
various fleids of business. The next'throughout. Itrates a good B. (They are, however," he added,
forum will be a week from today. Gents of the Press. "Very old, insecure of foundation,
For light, amusing comedy some- and weather-beaten. If you kick
Speech Laboratories what on the order of "Big News", your foot against the side of a col-
Gset Smoke Consumer l but less melodramatic, the Wuerth lege, you're liable to kick out a
offers "In the HeAdlines" closing chunk."
A "smoke consumer" has been tonight. Grant Withers is extreme- The center of Cambridge life
purchased by the University to be ly likeable as a crack reporter, Mar- was described by Professor Jack
used in the laboratories of speech ion Nixon "petite and pretty" as as being around the river that
and general linguistics in Angell the young girl scribe. She "just flows through the college campus.
hall. The expenditure was author- graduated from journalism school," ,Students are accustomed in. sum-
ized to be used with the lamp but Withers promises .to "keep it a mer to take their beer and grapha- s
blacking apparatus employed by secret.phones and go boating in long
Prof. John H. Muyskens, of the de-! Well done for an unheralded pro- fiat-bottom boats called "punts.".
partment of general linguistics, for duction, "In the Headlines" depicts "When a student attends a lec-
making kymograph tracings of I newspaper life no more faithfully ture which is in a distant building1
voice production. than usual, but though some se- he cycles there on his bicycle, car-;
Before the installation of the quences are slightly overdone it's rying whatever books he may need
smoke consumer, the lamp blacking; entertaining none the less. Edmund in a small metal carrier at the;
procedure which was filling the Breese as the city editor and Clyde front. Bicycles are placed at ran-t
allways of Angell hall and Unai- Cook as the photographer provide dom about the buildings and to"
naewsi o h A en ud many a laugh. Another B for this padlock one is considered poor
versity hall with dense clouds ofi one. sportsmanship," stated Professor'
heavy smoke, was darkening the -B. J A. Jack. p,
i Ā«rhif-vr-n-l

touch with France. Two other cars
st glimpse of the famous German will be equipped with sound record-
ie craft that completed its round the ing motion picture cameras.
m- Friedrichshafen for the southern Mr. Haardt's motor car expedi-
s return trip the Graf Zeppelin will tion crossed the heart of Africa
he airport at which it laid over last from Algeria to Mozambique, and
p of its journey to Germany, included a trip through the little
known interior of the mammoth is-
S R sr' land of Madagascar," says a bulle-
nY Raises T Erritory's tin fromthe. Washington head=
Dean Edmonson States quarters of the National Geograplh-
ic society.
r "Untamed Taureg tribesmen had
work a n the unfortunate state of to be bribed to pilot the automo-
affains that now exists in thisiField tive caravan across vast stretches
I by going to the root of the situa- of the uncharted Sahara. More than
tion, and checking up on the rela- 40,000) natives were, put to work at
tions between high schools and col- 4lzin atil troug 37 Iles
leges. The stand that the body has blazing a trail through 75 miles
taken on invitational meets and ofotherwise impenetrable jungles
similar events that enable the colb onte Belgian Congo.
i loges to lay the foundations for sub- 'fne object of the expeditionas
sequent subsidisation and the: lifle to find a route by which 'France
suen subdzthioineres and e' may project a railroad to link- its
has shown their interest and in-vatpoiclhldnsnAfc.
tentions clearly in this matter. vast provincial holdings in Africa.
That the 'associatomi has grown It had other official commissions
tremendously in its popularity fromthe French olo al offe the
among educators as well as in size air-mmistry, and the French Gea-
is evident in the fact that 1065 new graphic society, This entailed sci-
schools have applied for enroll- entists and engineers who made ob-
ment of the files of the association servations in their respective fields,
mentof te fle~ oath photographers and sketch ar-
this year, while the average enroll--I and photogaperdsoeti-
ment of teachers and pupils in the 'lsts who made records of inesti-
tschntools cer n ppl ih I mrable' value to scientist and lay-
schools has increased in almost all ma ale
Experimental College Police Chief to Stop
Pupils Earn Expenses Noise of Bus Maes
Thirty-seven per cent of the stu- Because they have persisted in
dents in the Experimental college racing the motors of their buses,
of the University of Wisconsin are thereby causing excessive and un-
earning at least part of their ex- necessary noise, bus drivers oper-
penses, and a significant propor- ating within the city limits have
tions of them are taking arin- been told by Chief of Police Thomn-
rious campus activities, according as M. O'Brien that further action
to a survey which reveals the out- of this sort will lead to arrest.
side interests of the group during. The police ultimatum came as
the first semester. the result of numerous complaints
The average earnings of the 173 within the vicinity of the Court
freshmen and sophomores' who House, adjacent to the bus station
make up the college were $10349. in the Chamber of Commerce
Sixty-four per cent of the total en- building, cited as being especially
rollment take pari in intramural noisy.
sports and play on university ath-
letic teams. One out of every four Felines With 23 Toes
is a member of a fraternity. The,
average number of social dates for Found to be Comion
this group was 7.1, average num-
ber of outside lectures attended (By Associated Press)
was 4.8, average number of con- DETROIT, March 26. -Search
certs was 5.1, and the average num- among the cat population of this
ber of books read was 15.8. state for the feline with the great-
est number of toes has reached the
City Engineer States fever stage.
A few days ago consternation
street Paving l Pans reigned in the . V. Wayne house-
hold when someone abducted the
Paving to be done during the sum- queen of the home - a tiger cat
mer by the city will include: Cath- with 23 toes. Mr. Wayne offered
erine street from Division to State;la substantial reward for the cat's
Lawrence street from Division to return, but said nothing aboit his
State; North University avenue I large sedan in which the cat was
from Forest to Observatory; Wil- basking, and which also was
mot street; Oakland avenue from abducted. And now a lot of cat
Hill to Forest, and Prospect street owners from various cities have
from East University to Wells, it come forward with proof that Mr.
Was announced by George H. San- j Wayne's cat is a piker. A 23-toed
denburgh, city engineer, who will cat, they say, is nothing much to
have charge of the work, get excited about.

For many years the property of
the University of Michigan consist-
ed of forty acres, now the' original
caipus, which were given to the
state as an inducement to bring
the University. to Ann Arbor. At
the preseiat time, the actual hold-
ings of the University amount to,
4,066 acres. These include 3,328
acres in the Biological Station at
Douglas Lake ',gnd 175 acres com-
prised in the present Ferry Field,
and the Golf Course. The Univer-
sity also DWns 210 lots' inthe city
- I11lI llll llll 11 i111!!tll 1ll 1ltM
yr.yA Ross
New York S4ccess
On e of the greatest


white wails.,
5:30 to 7:00 P. M.


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1 r: _DESIRE"
Is it the parents of today who A
are the problem, instead of the =
younger generation? An unusual
anmd interesting picture of eOdrsn
'vithx youthful ideas, and whxat hap- ~
1 r pcns when young blood takes a
hand. Norma Shearer's talking
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