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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1931

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COI, TABLET SAID
TO BE IMPORTANT
RIuhve Receives Message From
Language Professor in
Mesopotamia.
LETTER TELLS OF WORK
Party Located Between Tigres
And Euphrates Rivers
at Tel Umar.
A rare cuneiform tablet, thought
to be at least 2,000 years old and
ancient Arabian coin which bears
th name of Mohammed, the Prop-
het, are the results of recent dis-
coyexies by members of the archeo-
logical expedition in M opotamia
led by Prof. Leroy Waterman, of
the department of oriental langu-
ages and literatures in the Univer-.
st The discoveries, thought to be
th, greatest in many years of ar-
chological search in the near East,
weif told to the world in a letter
w1ich was received yesterday by
President Alexanuer Urant Ruth-

WORLD FAMOUS SCIENTISTS MEET IN FAR WEST
TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS OF SPACE AND RELATIITY

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ANN AR3CR NEWS-BRIEFS

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$5iO,OOO MAY BE
CUT OFF BUDGET
Road Commission to Meet on
Friday to Consider
Money Slash.

A Im' n jud ito be inned
by he sa presidin judge. Judge
Sample wilL not hear Ray's case. iHe
refused because, hle said, he was a
>° fr of the scheool bard during
the tme the treasurer is alleged to
I ticvy sh mi r) ited the*~ .&fundtt

Definite a Cut i ',r ad
not a $50,000 reduction will be made
in the budget of he cod' wy road t oe a Cougily,
commission will be c ide.'ed at
Sa meeting Friday moiniag of the A re:a i ; GA \ viii he niiade
special budget committee appoint e way ' ( 1 y tie s IC
ed by the board o u1, r1, v rs and Pih old: (pCIIim ias IB sha C
the road commnission. of the I93( :d we
At that time, a report and find- pax fe; La luthortie an-
ings of the speciel coanittee on its o'a ycntd.
investigation of departinental ex- Of t 2. ; inr venus
penses will come up l-or considera- ,oli1etJd by th tate, $10,623,880
tion. Although faced with the 'ifl be reiuudec cunties, the re-
problem of a probable shortage of port shows. Seveteen counties will
Associated Prees PhOto $100,000 in the county budget for receive morc in jefunds than they
hich met in Pasadena, Calif., to discuss sc'entific problems are, left the next fiscal year, the commit- paid in collections.
omer and director of the Moant Wils''n observatory; Dr. Albert A. tee, composed of Gilbert Madden, The state so far has rifunded
rsity of Chicago, who measured light speed; Dr. Albert Einstein, Dexter; Harry Raschbacher, Ann $4,442,500. Anotbl(r apportionment
y and Dr. -Iobert A. Millikan, president of the California Institute Arbor, and George Beckwith, Syl- is expected to be ziade Jar. 25, with
is cosmic ray. van township, stated yesterday that a final payment to countice about
______ -- - if reductions are made, the activi- Feb. 20.
ties of the departments will not be
DUELING FORMS REGULAR PRACTICE curtailed in a way that present Da Ma t Tak
IN GERMAN RA r YNI"IATIQNS standards of efficiency would be Orders of Priesthood

ICY this distinguished group w
to right: Walter S. Adams, astronc
Michelson, formerly of the. Unive
famed for lhis, theory of relativity
of Technology and discoverer of th
TO FEA 'TUREWELLS
Famous Explorer and Lecturer
Will Give Address Here

TOEPAFRIDAYG
HALLER'S
Suite Street Jewelers
-TODAY-FRIDAY-
Breezy, Smart
WHT
Warren
Comedy
Swithl
Jeanette
MacDONALD
Reginald;
DENNY'
MaeoieeItQNo
WHIE She
Warren Gets
HYMER What
ter' She
.J . Wanted
- PICTURE
-ALSO
RIPLEYS LATEST
Believe It Or Not
SATURDAY
Kathleen Norris
GREAT STORY
"Passion Flower"

Letter Dated Dec. 23.
The date on the letter which ar-
rivA yesterday in the President's
o00a is Dec. 23, 1930, and the loca-
tion at Tel Omar, scene of the more
re9n1 University of Michigan ex-
peitions. The diggings are located
aS t halfway between the rivers
Tigs and Euphrates, and concern
tli buried cities each of different
n a tonality and distinct in period.
T'i Etter follows in part:
Th s has been a banner week for
on the 81h we got our first cuni-
foxrm'tablt. It dates in the eleven-
th yea of Mithradates. There are
fol kings of that name. The third
is ~ecluded by ruling only three
yeair. The fourth is too late, for
th"'ta0lt was found in the mud
r_" kof the second level wall. This
ytees Mithradates I or Mithradates
I3 thich would date the tablet in
169 "r 112 B. C., respectively.
1ike. a Business Document.
"It starts out (the tablet) as if
it re a religious rather than a
bushess document. If this proves
to be true, it will be rather choice
as ulhdocuments are rare in that
peid Our second extaordinary
find this week is a large gold coin
covted with clear Arabic writing
which may take it down to the Ab-
baside period. It mentions the
nae of Mohammed, the Prophet.
Xcavation work is in its fourth
season and is being carried on un-
der the joint auspices of the Uni-
versity of Michigan and the Toledo
Ma ii~ of Arts. Thousands of ar-
tice have been recovered and sent
to -these institutions and this latest
-c climaxes the present archeo-
lok, eat work.1
54re Team Exhibition
Spnsred by Society
Scabbard and Blade honorary
m2ilitary, society, is sponsoring the
org mization of an exhibition sabre
dr team, Capt. Robert D. Gordon,
'31L, announced yesterday.
Allmepters of the Reserve Of1i-
cer's Training Corps are eligible to
try out for the team, Captain Gor-
don said. The sabre team will con-
sisof -16-men and will hold practice
drills twice weekly under the direc-
tion of Liet. PIihard R. Coursey,
of the R. 0. T. C. department.
It- is planned t: give an exhibi-
tion# of the team before the mem-
be a of the Army and Navy club of
thi city in February. Other exhi-
bitions are being planned.
Biological Station to
4e iO pen Next Summer
Students planning to < ttnd the
University Biological station next
supper may secure information
coicerning the work by writing
Pro,. George R. LaRue, director of
thp.station, Dean Edward Kraus, of,
the Summer Session, stated yester-
Vay.
UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO--The
Stuent council here recently -asked
ocampus opinion on what was
wrong with the university; 500 an-
swer were received.
LAST {
TIMES
JOSEPH
SCHILDKRAUT
"COCK O 'T

Professor Wild Tells of Rites
in Connection With
Organizations.
by Theodore T. Rose, '33.

Pledges to fraternities on the
Thursday, Jane 22. campus will thank their lucky stars
that they were born Americans and
Carveth Wells, explorer and lec- not Germans when they learn that
turer, who will present the next honest-to-goodness duels are as
attraction on the Oratorical Lecture ; much a part of the prt-initiation
series at 8:15 o'clock Thursday, Jan. program of the German fraternities
22, in Hill auditorium, has recently as chasing cats in Ypsi are at the
returned from an expedition to the I According to Prof. Edmund Wild,
M~fountains of the Moon in Central of the German department, who
Africa. addressed the members of the
The party was sent out last June German Club Tuesday night on the
under the auspices of the Geo- subject of German fraternities, men
graphic society of Chicago. Besides must be pledged to their fraterni-
bringing back a botanical collec- ties a full y.ear before the myster-
tion, a new species of moth, which ious secrets of these organizations
is to be named after him by author- can be revealed to them.
ities of the British museum, and Professor Wild explained the
perhaps a new species of mammal, "mensur," or duel can be fought
and the first collection of skulls of only after the conclusion of the
the Mountain Duiker in America, pledge period, during which the
he has brought back an unusual neophyte is trained in all the in-
picture of Equatorial Africa. tricacies of the noble art of the
Wells was born in Bermuda. At - rapier.
the age of 13 he entered St. Paul's At the conclusion of this period
school, in London. After graduation, of training, the respective fraterni-
he moved to Saskatchewan, survey- ties issue challenges to other fra-
ing for the Grand Trunk Pacific ternities. When these challenges
railway. After two years, he re- are accepted, pledges, or "fuchs,"
turned to London, where he taught as they are known, of both fra-
in. the Central Technical colleg,. ternities meet on the field of battle
London's "Boston Tech," before to do honor to their houses in fif-
starting his exploring activities. en minute dueling periods.
To get photographs of lions on 'j:'he object of the duel is not to
his last expedition, Wells went fish- imps . our opponent on the end
ing for them. He used to go out of your ord, the lecturer explain-
into the bush in a motor car, trail- ed, but :ely to slice his face as
ing his bait, the carcass of a zebra, many time, as possible, and to him
behind him, as though he were who inflicts "e most slices go the
trolling from a boat. In due course laurels of victe.:v. If one of the
a lion would spring out upon the combatants is so badly wounded
bait and Wells would cast off the that he cannot go on his second re-
rope, going back to secure pictures sumes the battle with the second
of the lion at his meal. of the other participant. German
Shortly before the outbreak of pledges must be able to "take it on
the World war, Wells was sent -into' the chin," for no matter how many
the Malayan peninsula to survey a "mensurs" the neophyte has parti-
railroad right-of-way through the cipated in, he cannot be initiated
jungles. Held there by the war, he into his fraternity unless he bears
stayed in the innermost solitudes
of thej jungle for six years. His lec-
ture will tell of his adventures dur-
ing this period, "Six Years in the \
Malay Jungle," illustrated by mo-
tion iictures.

at least one scar of combat on his
face. In fact, one of the require-,
quirements of a German B. M. O. C.
is that he have more scars than the t
next person. .
To the student at a German uni-
versity who does not apply himself
with sufficient diligence to his books{
or who just doesn't sudy, and fors
other minor wrong-doings is held
up the threat of the "karzer." The,
"karzer," Professor Wild explained,
is the private prison which all
German universities maintain for
the confinement of delinquent stud-
ents. No German student considers.
his education complete until he has
spent at least one short term in{
the "karzer."
Confinement in the "karzer" is
not looked upon as disgraceful, nor
is confinement disagreeable. Terms
are short, visitors are permitted,
and inmates are allowed to have
parties during their brief residence
in the "karzer."
The walls of these prisons are
covered with the names of those
who have been imprisoned therein.
The students at Jena university
take great pride in showing you the
name of Bismark carved on the
door of their prison.
W'hat's Going On
TiIEATIRES.
Ma~jsti-"0h For a Man," with
Jeanette MacDonald, Reginald Den-
ny, Marjorie White and Warren
Hymen.
Michigan-Joe E. Brown in "Go-
ing Wild," with Oia TMunson and
Lawrence Gray.
Wuerth-"Cock o' the Walk,"
with Joseph Schildkraut and Myrna
Loy.
GENE RAL
Three Art Exhibits -Opei daily,
second floor, Alumni Memorial hall.
Lecture--Prof. John F. Shepard,
discussing maze learning in rats
and in humans; 7:30 o'clock, roomi
3126, Natural Science building d

County projects will not be start-
ed until April 1, the committee Rev. Duncan Edward Mann, as-
members said. By tnat time, they sistant to Rev. Henry Lewis, rector
pointed out, a thorough knowledge of St. Andrew's Episcopal church,
of actual county expern.ss will have will be ordained to the priesthood
been obtained. at 11 o'clock, Sunday morning.
At the Tuesday meeting of the Reverend Mann, now a deacon in
committee and dcpartment heads, the Episcopal church, was graduat-
Clark Ferguson, road commissioner, ed in 1925 from Hobart college and
suggested a $50,009 reduction in the in 1929 he received his bachelor. of
road budget. Tomorrow's meeting, divinity degree from the Episcopal
the budget committee announced, Theological seminary in Cambridge,
would be for the consideration of Mass. He will be ordained by his
effecting such a reduction. father the Rev. Alexander Mann, of
--- -*--the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Penn.
J ' ' . 1 C'.,... 1 Rev. Herne Page will nreach th

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Miarchn.5 Setuy 3
for Ray Fund He
Judge George W. Sample
day set March 3 as the dat
trial of Grove J. Ray, form
iness agent" and treasure:
Ann Arbor board of educat
is free on $5,000 bond char
embezzling $14,500 of the
funds.
Announcement earlier
week stated that Ray wou
for trial next Monday, bi
I Sample said that cocart

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~aring _
yester- Dr. Dennison Elected
e for the toPhysics Position
er "bus-
r of the Dr. David M. Denninson, associate
ion, who C professor of physics, has been elect-
ged with ed to the editorial board of the
board's Physical Review. This journal has
nine members on its editorial staff,
in t h e three members elected each year
ild be up for a three-year term. Professor
ut Judge Denninson received notification ofr
records his appointment immediately after
over for' the annual meeting at Cleveland.
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Ray is bound
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With
CHARLES BICKFORD
KAY FRANCIS KAY JOHNSON
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Professor Shepard Will
Speak toClub Tonight
Prof. John F. Shepard, of the
psychology department, will present
a discussion of maze learning in
Tats and in human beings to the
Psychological Journal club at its
regular meeting at 7:30 o'clock to-
night in room 3126; Natural Science
building.
Professor Shepard has directed
research in maze learning for sev-
eral years, and recently read a pa-
per on this subject before a meet--
ing of American psychologists.
The meeting will be open to all
interested.
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
-A committee of; 13 students. toly
study curriculum and educational
reform will shortly be appointed.
2:00, 3:40
7:00, 9:00 Y
MYRNA
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BENNY RUBIN

A g-roup attack on 1
Research, finding answers to the eternal
x = ?, keeps step in the Bell System with
the new industrial viewpoint.
The joy in working out stuldies in de-
vclopmen t is shared by many. Results arc
reached by group cffort, Striving to-
gether, the mature engineer and his
younger assistants, each contributes to
the final solution of the problem.

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Men of the Bell Telephone Labora-
tories are sharing in useful, interesting
research. They are getting valuable train-
ing in the modern strategy of organization
attack.
And because that strategy assures them
the aid of mnc and material resources,.
they are actually turning some of their
vision into fact.

of industry

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