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Select 'Robin Hood' Cast; Brown,
Torbeson Chosen for Leading Roles

Changes Allegiance

From a wealth of vocal and dra-
matic tryout material, the final cast
for the Mimes Union opera has
been selected and work which has
been underway for a number of
weeks has brought the operetta,
"Robin Hood," almost to the point
of dress rehearsals.
The names of those selected are
strongly reminiscent of campus
musical and dramatic offerings of
past years. The production will
bring before the public a number
of voices that have achieved a dis-
tinguished record of accomplish-
ment over the radio.
DoretheatTorbeson, '32SM, has
been selected to play the feminine
lead, :Raid Marion. Miss Torbeson
is a titian blonde, whose home is in
Cadillac, She hassung in a num-
ber of Music school recitals here
and has a record of many dramatic
and musical performances in Cad-
Selected to play the male lead of
"Robin Hood" is George D.eBrown,
'34L. Brown took his undergrad-
uate work at Mt. Union college,'
where he studied voice and broad-
cast frequently over WADC, Akron.!
His activities there include not only,
continuous service in the glee club,
but work on the football and tennis
teams. He played football against
Michigan three seasons ago.
Other parts will be taken by Hel-
en VanLoon, '32SM, who will play
Annabel; Herman C. Skoog, Spec.,
who will take the part of Little
John; Francis (Billie) Johhson, '33,
will do Dame Durden, while the
part of Alan-a-Dale will be taken
by two actresses who *ill each ren-
der the part on two successive
Among the male roles, H. C. How-

Name Dr. J. B. Scott
Graduation Speaker
Dr. James Brown Scott, prom-
inent authority on international
law and secretary of the Carne-
gie endowment for international
peace, of which he is also a trus-
tee, was named yesterday as
commencement speaker at the
University exercises to be held
June 20.
One of the United States dele-
gates to the Pan-American com-
mission of jurists, in Rio de Ja-
neiro to r prepare codes of public
and private international law in
1927, Dr. Scott is president of the
American institute of interna-
tional law and of' the American
society of international law.
ard, director of the production, will
play the sheriff. Howard has done
this part with DeWolf Hopper's
company for more than 10 years.
He has played in the Mikado and a
number of lother light opera in
which field he has specialized ex-
Friar Tuck will be taken by Leon
Snyder, '32A, and Sir Guy will be
played by Emmett Leib, '33.
Extensive preparations are under
way for the rebuilding of the Hill
auditorium stage which will be
made to conform to the require-
ments of the stage of a legitimate
theatre, according to a statement
from William Tippy, '32, who is
chairman of the general committee
for the opera.

se ve .r an ex ta..o n ozc re uI :.
The measure, bearing the promise
of leaders of both parties to speedI
America dn an upward economic
swing, already has passed the
House. It will become a law next
The Senate went a stdp-farther
than the House and voted to make Action Causes Upward Move-
the life oT the bill two yea rs instead,,
of one. This is one of the few dif- ment in Securities, But Trend
ferences between the House and Is Short-Lived.
the Senate which must be composA
ed before the legislation goes to WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.-('P)-
President Hoover. Close on the hedis of action by the
A shout of "aye" met the call forN.c.o
phssage in the Senate late today. New York stock exchange to lmit
No demand was made for a record the activities of bear raiders, Presi-
vote. Sen. Frazier (Republican, dent Hoover today struck again at
North Dakota), briefly assailed the short-selling.
measure as a "banker's bill," offer- The chief executive reported that
ing no hope for agriculture. in numerous conferences with stock
exchange officials the government
Dr. Larson to Debate had aided in inspiring the various
anti-short rulings. He then char-
Prof. Orlando Norris acterized continuing bear activities
as "not contributing to recovery of
Dr. Martin A. Larson, '21, will de- the United States."
bate tomorrow night with Prof. Or- Only last night the exchange im-
lando 0. Norris, Michigan State posed the latest of its series of
Normal college, on the subject: curbs. Officials ruled that after
"Resolved, That the emancipation April 1 members would not be al-
of the working class\depends upon lowed to lend to the bears securi-
revolution, and not reforms." Dr. ties held on margin without the
Larson will uphold the affirmative. written consent of the owners.
The debate, to be held at 8 The move precipitated a sharp
o'clock in the auditorium of the upward swing in security quota-
Ann Arbor High school will be held tions today as the shorts rushed
;under the auspices of the Marxian to cover, but later profit-taking put
Labor college of Detroit, and will brakes on the upward trend. As
be the second debate between the the president addressed newspaper
two men on this subject. It is open correspondents there was spread
to'the public, out on a table behind him an ex-
The Marxian Labor college is a tensive c h a r t labelled "security
workers' educational institute. prices affected by short sales."
The world's outstanding authority on the life and works of Count
Leo Tolstoy-his daughter and secretary, Countess Alexandra Tolstoy
-is to speak here on her father Thursday evening, February 25, in Hill
The topic of the countess's lecture will be "Tolstoy and the Rus-
sian Revolution." iThe' Women's League is sponsoring the appearance
in Ann Arbor of Countess Tolstoy, who is making a lecture tour of the
United States.
During the Russian revolution Countess Tolstoy was put in prison
by the Soviet company' for her insistence that governmental measures
involving the use of force were unjust, which was in accordance with
the doctrines to the propagation of which her father devoted his life.
The Soviet government desig-
nated her action as "coun-
t e r-revolutionary plotting."
Sometime I a t e r Countess
Tolstoy went to Japan, where
she remained until August
1931, when she came to this

12 Selected Following Tryouts;
Six Members to Be Chosen
for Varsity Teams.
Members of this semester's Var-
sity debating squads were selected
yesterday, after tryouts on Thurs-
day, by James H. McBurney, coach
and member of the Speech depart-
ment. Out of more than 20 candi-
dates 12 men were selected to,com-
prise the squad. From this group
the six members of the individual
Conference teams will be picked.
For the affirmative side of the
question were selected Saul M. Fer-
man, '34, Myron R. Gerson, '34,
Nathan Levy, '34L, Nathan A. Lipps,
'34, Victor Rabinowitz, '34L, and
Howard Simon, '32L. This group
will meet for organization with Mc-
Burney ht -10 a. m. o'clock Monday,
in room 4003 Angell hall
For the negative side McBurney
selected Gilbert Bursley, '34, Erle
A., Kightlinger, '33, L e o n a r d L.
Kimball, '33, James D. Moore, '32,
Samuel L. Travis, '34, Jacob I.
Weissman, '34. Organization into
working form of this group is plan-
ned for 10 a. m. o'clock, this morn-
ing in room 4003 Angell hall.
Although the majority are inex-
perienced in intercollegiate debate,
Coach McBurney -Said, prospects
for the success of the last half of
the debating season are promising.
Only two debates, with two more
in prospect, are scheduled. The
Conference debates with' the Uni-
versity of Iowa here, and the Uni-
versity of Illinois there, will take
place March 17. A dual debate
with Northwestern Uhiiversity is be-
ing arranged for the week preced-
ing the Conference debates.
All the Varsity debates of the
season ,will take place on the offi-
cial question: Resolved: That All
W o r 1 d War Intergovernmental
Debts and Reparations Should Be

Assoc*at* Pre*s *Phto
Gen. Mah Chan-Shan, a few
months ago the defender of Man-
churia and China's national hero, is
now the governor of one of the
"three eastern provinces" of Man-
churia under Japanese tutelage.
Wolverines Play Mediocre Indian
Team at Urbana; Line-up
Remains Unchanged.
By Sheldon C. Fullerton.
Michigan's basketball team finds
itself in a queer predicament at
Champaign tonight, where it clash-,
es with 'the University of Illinois'
cagers in the second game of a
home-and-home series o n t h e
hardwood court. Already victorious
over the Indians in the first game
of the series by a 28-16 score, the
Wolverines find themselves facing
an Illini quintet that h s just add-
ed the scalp of Minnesota, conquer-
ors of Michigan, to its belt.-
On the occasion of the first Mich-
igan-Illinois cage battle, the pro-
teges of Craig Ruby had just suc-
ceeded in throwing the Western
Conference race into a turmoil by
taking a hard fought decision over
the highly touted Purdue Boiler-
makers. But against'Michigan tl
Illini looked like anything but the.
mighty court aggregation they were
supposed to be. Their style of five-
man defense had absolutely no
power to stop the Michigan attack,j
and in spite of the attention they
focused on him the Indians were
powerless to keep Captain Norm'
Daniels from dropping in 16 points
during the evening.
Since that time the Illini have
played mediocre basketball, drop-
ping their second game of the year
to the Ohio State cagers, who could
make no kind of an impression on
the Wolverines, and then turning
around to hand a 23-15 lacing to
Minnesota, a. team that defeated
the Maize and Blue in their last
encounter. All of which leads an
outsider to wonder what is going
to happen tonight.
Michigan's lineup will remain the
same as that which faced Iowa here
Monday. The sharp-shooting Norm
Daniels will pair with Whitey Eve-
land at the forward posts, Lanky
Ed Garner will jump center, and
Hank Weiss and Ivy Williamson will
start as the guards. Petrie and Al-
tenhof are likely to see some serv-
ice before the game is over.

Chinese Front Lines
Are Heavily Manned
as ,Barrage Start.
By The Associated Press
Deep-throated Japanese guns announced at 8:50 a.m. tod
the beginning of the big Japanese push to overwhelm the Chin
defenders of Shanghai.
A few minutes after the Japanese guns went into action, 1
Chinese artillery replied. Both sides put on a terrific bombardme
At 7 a.m. Japan's ultimatum calling on the Chinese army
withdraw 12 miles from Shanghai had expired.
Japanese scouting planes, sent up a few minutes after 17
clock, brought back word that the Chinese front lines still w
heavily manned. Lieut. Gen. Kenkichi Uyeda, Japanese comma:
er, announced that "the end of our patience has been reached" a
ordered the beginning of the action.
Fifty Japanese planes, their motors running, waited orders
take off on bombing missions over the criss-cross of Chinese tren
es at Chapei and Kiangwan.
Hundreds of Americans, taking the advice of Consul General ]
win S. Cunningham, scurried out of Hongkew, Yangtzepoo
other imperiled areas between the city and Woosung. More tf
100 Chinese patients in Hongkew hospital were carried out in a
bulances directed by Dr. J. C. McCracken, once a football star
the University of Pennsylvania.
American marines and soldiers and American volunteers w
placed in a precarious situation on the flanks of the battlegroi
in case a pitched engagement should result. They dug in alp
a line of machine gun blockhouses and sandbag barricades and
ready to observe some action.
League Calls Extra Session.
The Leagued of Nations -again entered the situation by cal)
an extraordinary session of the assembly for Mar. 3 to hear Chir
case against Japan. The United States was informed of this act
and. the delegates of the combatant nations were abjured. to ce
The decision was taken by the council after a sharp deb
between the Chinese and Japanese spokesmen in which Dr. W.
Yen, asserted that Japan was taking the offensive in open war
and Naotake Sato retorted that it was beyond the powers of
assembly to settle the conflict. ~
The Tokyo press reported that Henry Pu-Yi, the former "
emperor" Hsuan Tung, had been elevated to the head of the r
republic of Ankuo embracing Manchuria and Mongolia. He "
said to be holding out for a royal status and the exact nature of
rule was not defined.
The Japanese peacefully went to the polls in Tokyo to e
a new house of representatives while their government debated
advisability of sending. still more reinforcements to China to b
up its ultimatum.



Battle Since
Causes Resid
to Flee Area.


SHANGHAI, Feb. 20-(Saturday)
- (IP) - American residents o f
Shanghai's International Settle-
ment scurried out of the danger
zone today as the zero hour ap'-
proached for what may be 'th
greatest military engagement sinc'
the World War.
The screaming of shells acros'
battle-torn Chapei confirmed fear:
of an anxious city that the Chinese
definitely had rejected the ultima-
tum to withdraw and that the Jap-
anese would meet the defiance with
the concentrated wrath of their
army and navy.
Spurts of machine gun fire as
dawn came told ministers of the
great powers that their efforts to
replace warfare with peace had

Maintain Hope for
Secretary Stimson
With the Pres
Data on the intense S
uation was laid befo
.Hoover again today
Stimson at a prolonge
but officials were siler
the Japanese offensiv
Plainly anxious abe
Americans in t h e
Settlement of the war-
port, officials have r
hope that a settlemeni
Chinese and Japane:
reached without grea

r s"s _ L



Although fighting ha
on an enormous scale I
jection of the Japanes
by the defending fore
of Oriental bargainin
known to Far Eastern
the State Department.
to the hope that ai
found to resume negot
There are so many
rents in C inese politi
a lack o co-ordinati
military leaders that
policy often are sudden
After Secretary Stim,
ence with the Presid(
newspapermen but beg
cused from answering
tions concerning the
'ese trouble.
He explained that prf
es fram China give ac
the opposing armies sc
ier than the Departr
sages, that he is gett
his information from
ty .- .. .,

By Stanleigh W. Arnheim.
Back from the excavating expedi-
tion at Seleucia-on-the-Tigris, Miss
Dorothea Waterman, '32, daughter
of Dr. Leroy Waterman who headed
the party, described in an interview
last night existing conditions in
Iraq, scene of the dig.
The site of the excavation was,
located about 25 miles from Bag-
dad, between the Tigris and Eu-
phrates rivers in Mesopotamia.

is permitted under the Mohamme-
dan law, the depression has hit
them hard enough' to affect this
"Women are tatooed consider-
ably and nose-rings are common.
Cosmetics consist o f eye - lash
blackening and henna finger col-
Horseback rides to neighboring.
villages provided diversion. On one
of these a visit to a, sheik's tent by
all members of the staff revealed

Ruthven to Deliver
Two Week-end Talks
Two addresses appear on Presi-
dent Ruthven's calendar for the

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