THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Byrd Sails Aboard His Flagship 'Jacob Ruppert', For Bottom Of World
The steamship Jacob Ruppert, flagship of Rear Admiral Rich- Admiral Byrd (left) talks over last minute details with Com-
ard E. Byrd's Antarctic expedition is shown leaving the pier in the modore H. F. Gjertsen, second in command, just before the Jacob
James River, Newport News, Va., for the long trip to Little America. Ruppert sailed.
March Lectures To
Architects Here On
Emphasizing that Chinese art had
not been recognized as art until the
present century, Benjamin March,
Freer Fellow and curator of the divi-
sion of the Orient in the Museum of
Anthropology, spoke yesterday aft-
ernoon at the Architectural College.
Up until 1900 Chinese art was
classed ethnographically along with
other handicraft, Mr. March stated,
and then for a short period it was
highly regarded, not for its value as
art but in admiration of the techni-
At the present time, authorities
have come to place Chinese painting
and sculpture along with that of Oc-
cidental countries, according to Mr.
March. "It is highly regarded for
its "Majestic Maturity,' and it shows
the evidences of a serious, broad-
minded, and mellowed culture," he
said. There is nothing mean, low-
minded, or childish in Chinese art,
according to Mr. March, who termed
it "essentially adult."
Bronzes, pottery, sculpture, and
painting, were discussed at the lec-
ture which was attended by Prof.
Walter W. J. Gores' class in the his-
tory of allied arts, members of the
faculty of the College of Architec-
ture, and architectural students.
For Ypsilanti Bank
Sham Battle Is
Put To Officers
Rogers Tells O.R.C. Men
Of Plan To Divide The
Local R.O.T.C. Unit
Plans for a regulation sham battle
between two units of the Reserve Of-
ficers w e r e presented Wednesday
night at a smoker in the Union by
Lieut.-Col. Frederick C. Rogers.
Mr. Rogers' idea would provide for
the organizations of the Reserve Of-
ficers into two units, acting separ-
ately, who will develop themselves
into regular wartime forces and will
undergo all the steps from mobiliza-
tion and training to actual combat.
The actual battle is to be held some-
time in the spring, where the two
outfits will finally meet each other
on some terrain near Ann Arbor.
The units will consist of every
branch of the army as represented in
the local O. R. C. and each reserve
officer will have a specific job to hold
down according to his rank and
"This plan, if approved by the
corps area, will be the most elaborate
program ever undertaken by a single
chapter of the O ffi c e r s Reserve
Corps," said Frederick S. Randell,
Assitant General Secretary of the
Michigan Alumni Association and
Secretary of the Ann Arbor O. R. C.
"It is paralleled only by the corps
area problems which Major General
Parker presents to his field officers."
It is expected that around 180 offi-
cers will participate, of which 140
live in Ann Arbor and 91 are on the
Sun spots, the storms on the sun
that wax and wane through eleven-
year cycles, and three elements of
w e a t h e r on earth - temperature,
rainfall and atmospheric pressure -
seem closely connected, according to
studies recently reported to the Amer-
can Meteorological Society.
By Big Storms
Makes Surprise Hop From
Inverness, Scotland, In
PARIS, Oct. 27.-Col. Charles A.
Lindbergh, who bucked a howling
storm to get here as he did in 1927,
visited in contrasting quiet today the
scenes where thousands roared him
tribute after that historic trans-At-
lantic crossing of six years ago.
Accompanied this time by a wife,
the "lone eagle" dropped out of fast-
darkening air lanes late Thursday
and taxied his seaplane up to the
landing dock on the river Seine at
Le Mureaux, 25 miles west of here.
Cloaked as he had wished it in
silence, his arrival from Inverness,
Scotland, was known only to au-
thorities, chiefly Air Minister Pierre
Cot. Not even the guards called on
to watch along the coast knew of his
Soaring away from Inverness, the
flying couple headed ostensibly for
Southampton, England, at n o o n.
Hours later they were unreported.
Meanwhile, storms broke. Apprehen-
In the midst of heightening fears
on the part of those who knew noth-
ing of the secret plans, the whir of
an approaching plane was heard at
the little naval airport at Le Mur-
The commanding officer, instruct-
ed to obey M. Cot's secretary, who
had been sent to the port in strictest
confidence, switched on a red light
to indicate the landing.
The plane circled until all signals
were lighted and a nearby yacht aid-
ed with its searchlight.
With the river then brilliantly
visible, Col. Lindbergh swung his big
craft over the Seine, dropped down
and came so close to the dock that
slight manouvering brought the plane
near enough for him and his wife to
land without a boat.
With the soldiers on guard keeping
the secret, the famous flying pair en-
tered the secretary's automobile with
a military chauffeur at the wheel and
were whisked on a roundabout way
The Lindberghs had taken a suite
at Hotel Crillon and had gone out
to dinner before it became generally
known that Paris at last had its long
desired opportunity to greet the "lone
They were given a second floor
overlooking the narrow Rue Boissy
Danglas. Across the street is the new
American embassy and their bed-
room is just opposite the office of
United States Ambassador Straus.
SAN FRANCISCO - Defenders of
Tom Mooney, who is now serving a
life term in prison for the San Fran-
cisco Preparedness day bombing in
1916, are preparing to fight for
Mooney's freedom in the United
States Supreme Court next month.
BOSTON-Federal authorities ar-
rested Gerald T. Driscoll, a city em-
ployee, on a charge of hoarding $10,-
000 in gold.
WASHINGTON-Just four minutes
before Charles Washington, a negro
convicted of murder, was to be elec-
trocuted in the District jail, Presi-
dent Roosevelt personally telephoned
the warden, granting a two-day re-
TEGUCIGALPA, H o n d u r a s-
Floods which swept through north-
ern a n d northwestern Honduras
caused great damage to a vast acre-
age of crops.
AKRON, Ohio-The Graf Zeppelin,
giant German dirigible, was given a
complete going over in preparation
for its, return trip.
OTTAWA -R. B. Bennett, prime
minister of Canada, definitely took
his stand against inflation by saying
that "no country that has once ex-
perienced infin of its currency
would want to go through it again."
JAFFA, Palestine - P o 1i c e fired
upon bands of Arabs who were pro-
testing with violent demonstrations
against a recent increase in Jewish
immigration. Several were killed and
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