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MA-RCH 26, 27, 28
Professor Conklin of Princeton
Will Make First Talk
of Meeting.

Contacts With Students Recall has never fallen below 60 since the
Days of Dr. Jngel's year, and at one of the teas nearly
Hospitlity.100 came to pay their respects to
Hospitality. Dr. and Mrs. Ruthven. The teas,
It desnt mtte ifhe' inNewaccording to Miss Ethel McCormick,
It doesn't matter if he's in New social director at the office of the
York on Sunday, Monday, and dean of women, are breaking down
Tuesday, or if he leaves for Chi- whatever natural barriers ever ex-
. cago Wednesday night, regardless isted between the dignified' Presi-
of what else is on his program, Dr. dent of the University of Michigan
Alexander Grant Ruthven is at and the humble underclassman. It
home between 4 and 6 o'clock on isn't that students meet Dr. Ruth-
the first two Wednesday afternoons ven, but that they are actually get-
in everymonth.-1ting acquainted with him, Miss Mc-
It's not a Regents' meeting he Cormick said. They come again
has to attend, it isn't an argument and again, they talk over their
with the state legislature on appro- problems, discuss the campus enig-
priations, nor is it an important mas with the executive himself.
alumni conference. They can all Shades of President Angell! Hos-
go hang because there's a student pitality long forgotten at Michigan
tea scheduled and nothing is more is coming back! If you don't be-

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University Faculty Members
Will be Active in
The 36th annual convention of
the Michigan Academy of Sciences,
Arts and Letters will take place
next Thursday, Friday and Satur-
day, it was announced yesterday by
Prof. L. H. Young, of the forestry
school, secretary of. the Academy.
Two general sessions have been
planned to supplement the regular
section meetings. At the first one,
Prof. Edwin G. Conklin, of the
Princeton University biology de-
partment, will talk on "Fitness, the
Greatest _ Problem of Biology'" at
4:15 o'clock Thursday in the Na-
tural Science department.
Professor Waterman To Speak.
Prof. Leroy Waterman, of thel
semetics department, leader of the
Toledo Museum of Arts-University
of Michigan archeological expedi-
tion, will describe some of the ac-1
tivities of the group at the second
general session. The topic of his
address will be "The Fourth Sea.-
son at Seleucia on the Tigris," and'
it will be delivered at 4:15 o'clock
Friday afternoon in the Natural
Science auditorium.
At the luncheon for members of
the history and political science
section, Prof. James K. Pollock, of
the political science department,
will speak on "The Political Situa-
tion in Germany."
13 Separate Sections Planned.
In addition to the general sec-
tions, there have been planned 13
separate sections, which will be:
anthropology, b o t a n y, economics
and sociology, forestry, fine arts,
geography, geology and minerology,
history and political science, langu-
age and literature, mathematics,
psychology, sanitary and medical
science, and zoology. Seven of these
sections will be headed by Univer-
sity faculty members. At these
meetings 226 various lectures will
be given, which will all be open to
the public. The annual meeting of
the Academy, which will be held at
3 o'clock Saturday, will be open to
members only.
At 12:30 o'clock on Friday, at the
luncheon of the economics-socio-
logy section, Prof. Jesse E. Pope
will speak on "The American Agri-
cultural Situation and Outlook."
At 7:30 o'clock that same day, the
annual banquet will be held, which
will be open to all guests of the
Academy, and at which Dr. Eugene
-McCartney, of the graduate school,
will deliver the presidential ad-1
dress, titled "Folklore Heirlooms."
An exhibit of supplies for biologi-
cal laboratories and classrooms will
be held in room 2111 of the Natural
Science building.
Stae Dulletins
(By Associated Press)
Wednesday, March 11, 1931

important to Michigan's executive.
Student teas began last year with
the installation of Dr. Ruthven as
Dr. Little's successor. The attend-
ance wasn't very good at first, be-
cause the c a m p u s in general
thought it was just a gesture on
the President's part to appear to
be nice to the undergraduate body.
But at the beginning of this last
semester things began to improve,
and the feeling of honest hospital-
ity, the genuine reception which
was accorded every student who
knocked sheepishly on the front
door, the very warmth of the front
room itself finally dispersed all
doubts that the teas weren't just
a social gesture by the new Presi-
dent and his wife.
Yesterday's attendance of 75 was
an average gathering. The number
University Party Makes Unusual
Progress in Researches
in Guatemala.
Unusual discoveries mark the
first month's research in Central
America by the University expedi-I
tion into Guatemala, :according to
letters received from members of
the party by Frederick M. Gaige,
director of the University museum
of zoology, under whose supervision
the trip is being conducted.
The party is composed of Dr.
Josselyn Van Tyne, who is collect-
ing birds, Dr. Adolph Murie, who is
directing the search for mammals,
and Harley H. Bartlett, who is
gathering plants.

lieve it, go over to 815
Ave. s o m e Wednesday
and find out.


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Prof. Robert Hall Will Describe
Cradle of Japanese
Prof. Robert B. Hall, of the
geography department, has been
selected to present this year's lec-
ture before the Chicago Geogra-
phical Society. His topic will be "A
Morphological Study of the Yamato
Professor- Hall describes this
Basin as "the cradle of Japanesel
Civilization which, because of its
dense population, has been altered
as much as any place in the world."
His studies in that country in
1929 and 1930 revealed to him some
of the oldest wooden buildings in
the world-a few well preserved for
over a thousand years.
"The system of dividing land in
the Yamato Basin was copied after
a Utopian system which was de-
veloped in China," he said, "but1
never actually applied there. The
land is marked off into squares and
numbered much as our present
range and township divisions are.
It is in compartively recent times
that the people have been allowed
to break down these custom-aged
barriers and seek residence where-
ever they chose. A record of all
significant events of Japan have
left an impress on the landscape of
Yamato," he concluded.
The Geographical Society's an-
nual spring lecture, usually pre-I

Agreement Limits Building of
Cruisers, Submarines,
and Battleships.
Powers Wish to Incorporate
Compact Into London
Naval Treaty.
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, Mar. 11.-Limitation ofI
French and Italian naval programs
until 1936 is definitely laid down in
the terms of the British-Franco-
Italian naval accord made public
But even more important than
its technical provisions, in the opin-
ion of the three governments con-
cerned, the agreement brings Euro-
pean peace measureably closer and
provides a point of departure for
the disarmament conference at
Geneva next year.
Covers Building Program.
The accord covers building pro-
grams for battleships, cruisers, air-
craft carriers and submarines in
substance as follows:
Battleships - Both France and
Italy are given the right to com-
plete before Dec., 1936, two capital
ships whose displacement shall not
exceed 23,333 tons and whose gun
calibre shall not exceed 12 inches.
Cruisers-Both nations agree that
after completion of the 1930 class
they will build no more big cruisers
with armament larger than six
inch guns.
Aircraft carriers -Each nation
may build 34,000 tons in this cate-
No More Submarines.
Submarines-Both countries agree!
not to include any submarines in
the 1931 program
and not to lay
down any furtheir
submarine ton-
nage before 1933.
The essence of
the agreement is
maintenance o f
the status quo in
1 tonnage r a t i o s,
* France retaining
an estimated su-
periority of 150,-
000 tons.
g / The terms were
made public here

Technical Error in First Bill
Is Eliminated From
State Attorney General Gives
Approval of Legislature's
(y Associated Press)
LANSING, Mar. 11-Barring court
I intervention, capital punishment
appeared today to havetbeen rein-
stated as an issue in the April 6
The proposal to install the elec-
tric chair in Michigan suffered a
sudden sinking spell when it was
discovered that a bill signed by
Governor Brucker, March 4, sub-
mittingthe measure to the voters,
was defective. Today, however, the
error was hastily corrected in a
manner which the attorney general
held was legal. A new enrolled act
was printed and signed by the ex-
ecutive. It contained the phraseol-
ogy actually adopted by the legis-
lature, namely that sheriffs shall
escort convicted murderers to Jack-
son prison. The bill formally ap-
proved by the governor, through a
clerical error, bestowed this duty
upon the state police.
Measure Goes to Fitzgerald.
The new measure, after the gov-
ernor fixed his signature, was trans-
mitted to Frank D. Fitzgerald, sec-
retary of state. Although Fitzger-
ald approached the matter warily,
demanding to be shown by what
authority he may withdraw one en-
rolled measure and substitute an-
other, Paul W. Voorhees, attorney
general, supplied him with an opin-
ion holding that the proper course
to pursue is to certify the new act
to the county clerks. Fitzgerald
said he would study the opinion
until tomorrow, when if he is satis-
fied he will certify the new act.
Ten-Day Period Did Not Expire.
The attorney general held, the
copy of the capital punishment bill
signed by Governor Brucker was
not the bill passed by the legisla-
ture. Inasmuch as the ten-day
period in which the executive must
approve or veto bills has not ex-
pired, Brucker was privileged to
approve the new enrolled act. There
is no constitutional limitation as to
the time when the secretary of
state shall certify questions to
county clerks to be placed on the
ballots. There is, however, a statu-
tory requirement that such issues
be certified 30 days prior to the
election. This requirement is direc-
tory, and not mandatory.
Varsity Debaters
Meet South Dakota
Team Here Tonight
Michigan's Varsity affirmative de-
bating team meets the University
of South Dakota squad, which is
engaged in a tour of Middle West
universities and colleges, in a no-
decision contest at 8 o'clock tonight
in Laboratory theater.
The question for debate, the
Western conference subject for the
second semester, is: "Resolved that
all colleges and universities should
abolish the distinctions between
amateurism and professionalism in
sports to which admission fees are

The visitors include Otto Gruhn,
Ralph Rice, and Kenneth Waddell,
and are coached by Dallas C. Dick-
ey. Michigan will be represented by
a team to be picked from HowardR
Simon, '32L, Leonard Kimball, '33,1
Franklin Comins, '31, John Lederle,
I'33, and Wilbert Hindman, '33.



Philip Snowden.
British chancellor of the ex-
chequer, who is ill with influenza,
probably will be confined to his
London home for several weeks.
Four Submarines Sent to Help
Two Now Operating Against
Coastal Sea-Rovers. J
(By Associatd Press)
HONGKONG, Mar. 11.-The Bri-
tish navy has started open sub-
marine warfare against roving
Chinese pirates who prey on for-
eign and Chinese ships in the Bias
Bay area.
Four new submarines have been
sent from Britain to reinforce the
two now operating against the sea
rovers off the south China coast,
the last stronghold of the pirates.
The new submarines are the "P"
class, the latest thing in under-
water fighting ships.
The Poseidon and the Perseus,
two units of the new flotilla, are
expected in Hongkong this-month.
Their sister ships, the Pandora and
the Proteus, are undergoing repairs
after a collision in Gibraltar Bay
and will arrive later.
For years the daring pirates of
the Bias Bay region have had their
own way with merchant vessels.
Often boarding them in open sea,'
they head. them toward the bay,
where the plunder is taken off to
the mountain home of the pirates.'
Wealthy passengers are often held
for ransom.
Most of marauders are former
soldiers and fishermen lured by thef
prospect of easy wealth.. In one
instance the ruffians were headed
by a well-dressed and bob-haired
young woman who brandished a
gun in each hand as her comrades
ransacked a Japanese steamer.
Generally the pirates board the
vessel as passengers and reveal
themselves only after the ship has
passed into open sea. They usually
carry out their plans without much
interference unless there are armed
guards on board.
Constant patrol along the Bias
Bay coast is maintained by des-
troyer squadrons and submarines,
but the latter have been found
more effective.
Ethylene Discoverer
to Speak Here Friday
Dr. A. B. Luckhart, professor of
physiology in the University of
l Chicago, who is known for his dis-
covery of ethylene anaesthesia, will
speak at 8 o'clock Friday night in
Natural Science auditorium, under
the auspices of Alpha Omega Al-
pha, honorary medical society, it
was announced yesterday by J. D.
Lodeesen-Grevinck, '31M, vice pres-
ident of the organization.

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Independents of Both Parties
Gather to Flay Present
Leader Says Depression Caused
by Small Capitalistic
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, March 11.-Dis-
satisfaction with positions taken by
both the Republican and Demo-
cratic party leadership s p ra ng
forth in speech-making today at
the opening of the conference call-
ed by independents in both camps.
Called for formulation of a legis-
lative program, the get-together
session heard Senator Norris ad-
vance the power problem as the
dominant issue. The Nebraska Re-
publican said the "power trust" is
aiming to control both the national
conventions and presidential candi-
dates next year.
Borah Discusses Agriculture.
The thundering Republican from
Idaho, Borah, invited to lead a dis-
cussion on agriculture, termed the
recent speech of Chairman Raskob
to the Democratic national com-
mittee a plea for protection of the
wealthy. He blamed the "accentu-
ation" of economic depression in
this country on the "inflation and
speculation inaugurated by coterie
of capitalists."
IhCalling the meeting to order at
Sthe Carleton hotel, Norris reiterat-
ed organization of a third party
was not contemplated. He shunted
aside at the outset the questions
as to legislative policy propounded
to the conference by Senator Wat-
son, the Republican floor leader.
"We can't waste our time with
men as far behind the march of
civilization as he is," said the Ne-
Senator Cotsigan, Colorado Dem-
ocrat, who led the tariff discussion,
advocated immediate downward re-
vision of the duties, particularly
those on manufactured products.
Defends Debenture' Plan.
Borah proposed the export de-
benture principle of farm relief as
one remedy to aid agriculture and
defended it vigorously.
"There is no difference," in prin-
ciple between the protective tariff
system on manufactured goods and
the debenture system for farm pro-
ducts, he said.
About 175 were enrolled as "mem-
bers registering for conference."
This group included 10 senators
and 15 members of the house of
both parties, in addition to the five
sponsoring the meeting.


DETROIT-Gregory H. Frederick,
acting district attorney for the
eastern Michigan district of the
federal court, announced that three
new assistant district attorneys had
been appointed. T h e appointees
are: Trent McMath, Vincent Mc-
Auliffe, and Julian G. McIntosh,
formerly of Owosso. The appoint-
ment of a fourth assistant, Louis
M. Hopping, has not yet been con-
DEXTER-George H. Winslow, 80,
died at his home here Tuesday. Mr.
Winslow, who was a member of the
University of M i c h i g a n baseball
team in the early day of 1870 or
1871, died on the 80th anniversary
of his birth. He was born near Ann
KALAMAZOO-Frank B. Orcutt,
assistant postmaster here, t o d a y
started his 51st year in the service
of the postal department. For 41
years he has held his present posi-

- The first shipment of finds ar- 'sented some time in April, is in the form of a memorandum to
rived in Ann Arbor Saturday, and awarded as a recognition of un- Parliament by Arthur Henderson,
contained 58 species of bird skins. usual accomplishment and scholar- the foreign secretary, and A. V.
Specimens of mammals are also in ship. Alexander, First Lord of the Ad-
transit, according to a report re- miralty, who achieved the agree-
ceived from Dr. Murie. Seech Dt t ment in conferences with repre-
Dr. Van Tyne and Dr. Murie did D p m sentatives of France and Italy.
their first research in the lowlands A Student When the accord is formally
around Belize, having been delayed nnouncesSudsWgn tha c yor ihr hll
on their trip to their original desti- signed, a ceremony for which the
nation, Uaxactun, because of im- Oratorical Contest date has not yet been set, the of
passable trails, the letters say, while cial text will be made public and
Bartlett made a trip south to the The program for the 1931 North- becomeavailablefntconference.
Manatee river country to collect ern Oratorical league contest, which eNegotiationsare proceeding among
plants. is open to all undergrad'uates of the the interested powers, including the
Following their stay in the vicin- University, was announced yester- United States and Japan, as to the
ity of Belize, the Michigan party day by Prof. James M. O'Neill, of best method of associating the
made a three-day boat trip to El the speech department, who is in agreement formally with the Lon-
Cayo, from where they adventured charge of the Michigan prepara- don naval treaty signed last spring.
south by mule train to the pine tions.
ridge area in the British Honduras, Original oration of not more
a region almost unknown to the than 1,800 words may be submit- M
collector. ted, and the choice will be madeH
Possessing many specimens of here during the first week in April.
unknown fauna and flora, the pine The local winner will go to the Uni-
ridge area has been penetrated on- versity of Wisconsin to compete DISCUSSES RAIDS
ly twice by explorers. Attamng a with the successful orators from
maximum elevation of 2,500 feet in the other five universities in the H
their search for plant and animal league, on May 8. Hopkins Says Liquor Offcers
life, the party worked in the Hon- Through the bequest of Frank Should Treat Fraternities,
duras until yesterday, when they O. Lowden prizes of $100 and $50 Clubs Alike.
were expected to resume their jour- are awarded to the winners. Each
ney toward Uaxactun. year the final contest is held at one (By Associated Press)I
of the member universities, each CHICAGO, Mar. 11. - PresidentI
Chairman Names Floor one being host in turn. Ernest Martin Hopkins of Dart-
Committee for Frolic The league includes the Univer- mouth college, here to attend an
sity of Michigan, Northwestern uni- alumni meeting, said fraternity
Appointments to the floor cam- versity, the University of Wisconsin, houses and country clubs should be
Amitteenof tme nnualFoshe Foicm.Werste Uneseversiverfsiysintreated exactly alike by prohibition
mittee of the annual Frosh Frolic, Western Reserve university, t h e agents.
which will be held from 9 until 2!University of Iowa, and the Univer- "There seems to be a great dis-
o'clock Friday in the ballroom of sity of Minnesota. cussion about the raiding of college
the Union, were made yesterday by! Last year's representative in the fraternity houses," said President
Warren Kahn, chairman of the intercollegiate finals from the Uni- Hopkins. "I don't want to be put
committee. versity was Nathan Levy, '31, who on the position of condemning these
Those who will assist him are defeated three other orators for the raids or upholding them. But they
Maxwell Gail, Murray J. Vale, Rob- honor of representing Michigan. He should not raid college fraternities
ert J. Feldman, Jack Bither, Irving spoke on the subject "A Tradition unless they are going to raid coun-
Pearlstone, H e r b e r t Greenstone, in Traditionless America." try clubs and other clubs on the
Herbert Schmidt, Bertram Silver- outside. The two stand in exactly
man, and Lawson E. Becker. Brainard Will Discuss the same position, and I notice
Tickets may still be obtained at B whenever I enter a club that a man
special booths in University and Work at Club Meeting who really wants a drink can in-
Angell halls, and also at Slater's, variably get it.
the Parrot, and the Union. Paul Brainard, teaching assistant "I don't think college men are


California Company Receives
Contract] for Boulder
Canyon Work.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Mar. 11.-Secre
tary Wilbur today accepted the
$48,890,995 bid of the Six Compan-
ies, Inc., of San Francisco, for build-
ing the Hoover dam, power house
and appurtenant works at the
Boulder Canyon project.
Recognition of the company's
offer as the low bid was tanta-
mount to awarding the contract and
cleared the way for starting con-
struction on one of the greatest
peace time engineering feats ever
Estimated cost of the dam, power
system and appurtenances such as
the intake towers, spillways and
diversion tunnels, total $109,000,-
000, but approximately half of this
will be supplied by the government
in materials.
The company will be notified im-
mediately that its bid was accepted
and instructed to start work when
ready. A contract will be delayed
several days as it must be accepted
by the company, a surety bond of
$5,000,000 posted and approved by
Secretary Wilbur.
The specifications require that
work be started wxithin, 30 days
after the builder is given notice to
proceed, and the dam must be com-



Supposedly Beneficial Device!
Has Brought Chagrin
to Officers Here.
Once considered the latest de-
velopment in the apprehension of
bank robbers, the police still-alarm
has come through its own efficiency
to be a distinct hazard to the de-
partment's utilization, according to

"There is nothing more embar-
rassing," he said, "than to walk
into a bank with a drawn revolver,
when everything is quiet. This has
happened so often that it seems
almost certain that some day we
will walk unprepared into a burst
of fire from robbers' guns." He
went on to cite a case in which
that had happened to a squad of
Detroit police.

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