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sways Topic
o Stimulate
Lively Debate

U. S. Tests "Plane For Every Pocketbook"

-Sided Debate To
I By Professors
on Today


Widely divergent views on the feas-
lity of the St. Lawrence Water-
ys, expressed yesterday by those
o will be the principal speakers,
esaged an interesting debate fo i-
med by a lively discussion at the
en forum on the St. Lawrence
aterways which is to be held at
[5 p. m. today at the Michigan
The discussion is being sponsored
the Stump Speakers Society of!
Ima Rho Tau, engineers debating
The program is to consist of a
ee-sided debate in which Prof.
rdinand N. Menefee, of the engi-
ering college, Prof. Shorey Peter-
i of the economics department,
d Prof. John S. Worley of the Col-
e of Engineering will present the
guments. Professor Menefee will
fend the waterways as an engineer-
y project and on the basis that it is
empire building project. Professor
>rley, when asked to express his
ws, replied that he had none and
it his arguments would condemn
e plan on certain grounds while ad-
eating it on others. Professor Pe-
son will attack the scheme on the
sis that there are logical defects
the arguments advanced by the
vocates of the plan which render
Prof. Robert D. Brackett of the'
lege of Engineering, in speaking
the debate said, "We are anticipat-
I a large crowd due to the imme-
te interest which the question has
>used in its discussion in the Sen-
. We have spent considerable time
inning this program and because
its importancegat present are mak-
Sthe meeting, which is usually
sed, open to the public so that all
>se who are interested may at-

-Associated Press Photos
This airplane, shown skimming over the capitol at Washington
during a tryout, was made at the request of the department of Com-
merce in the government's search for a low-priced commercial plane
within the reach of the ordinary person.

ufus' Speech
Ends Series On
U. Of M. Hour
"Voyage Through Space"
Concludes Astronomical
Radio Talks
The hugeness of astronomical
space was discussed by Prof. W. Carl
Rufus of the astronomy department
in the University radio talk from the
Morris Hall studios of station WJR.
This was the concluding one of the
astronomical series broadcast each
Pointing out the rapidity with
which light travels, encircling the
earth seven times in a single second,
and the vast distances to the planets,
Professor Rufus took his listeners on
an imaginary "Voyage Through
"Travelling at the speed of light, it
woud take eight and one-third min-
utes to reach the sun, while in an
airplane at 100 miles per hour it
would take a hundred years," Profes-
sor Rufus stated. "The sun is a typ-
ical yellow star, gaseous and self-lu-
minous with a temperature of 6,000
degrees, providing heat and light for
the earth and other planets."
Because of its great distance from
the sun, Mars receives only four-
ninths as much light and heat from
the sun as the earth and the average
temperature is far below zero, even
in the torrid zone, the speaker point-
ed out. Pluto, the most distant planet
belonging to the sun's family, is prob-
ably 200 degrees below zero, while
just beyond is the cold of space 273
degrees below.
"In nine light years we reach Si-
rius, the brightest star as it appears
from the earth, on account of its
relative nearness. Observations on
Sirius over 100 years 'ago show that
it deviated from a straight and nar-
row path. Bessel, a German Astron-
omer, placed the blame on a"dark,
unseen, companion," Professor Rufus
declared, pointing out that such
bodies were usually of great density,
such that a spoonful would load a
large truck.
Johns Hopkins University scientists
have found evidence that persons
who suffer from severe colds for three
years in succession thereafter seldom
are bothered by the colds.

Increased demand for experienced
camp counselors and increasing in-
terest in the summer camp as an ed-
ucational agency have combined to
bring about the establishment of a
new course in the School of Educa-
tion -"Problems of Camp Counsel-
ors," or Education B99.
Last year a similar course was of-
fered on a non-credit basis by the
I Extension Division but the new
Chlorine Used
ry Prowler hIn
Eas ern Thefts
FINCASTLE, Va.. Jan. 23. -UP -}
Thrice again the skulking "gas nan"
has struck and fled.
In three forays Monday night the
"gas man" - so called because he
has attacked nearly a score of homes
in this region with gas during the
last month - came nearer to cap-
ture than at any time heretofore.
It was the first time, in fact, that he
has been distinctly seen.
All the homes gassed Monday night
are in Carvin's Cove,near here. One
of the homes was that of Raymond
Etter, whose son saw the culprit and
gave chase, firing at him. The other
homes attacked were those of Grover
C. Riley and Ed Reedy. The "gas
man's" visits occurred between 8 and
9 o'clock.
The attacks came after a single
visit Sunday night, with Howard
Crawford, of the Colon section be-
tween Cloverdale and Troutville, as
the victim.
Those who have been attempting
to catch the marauder took stock of
their clews and found them about as
1. The attacks nearly always oc-
cur around 9 o'clock at night and in-
variably at houses where there are no
2. In two instances the imprint of
a woman's shoe has been found.
3. Physicians called in to treat
the victims several times suspected
and in the latest case were fairly
certain that the gas, causing nausea,
was chlorine.

course carries regular University
It is felt that the summer camp,
as an educational agency, will supple-F
ment work offered during University
sessions and place the process of edu-
cation on a continuous basis, and,
as such, a course should be given in
the subject.
Prof. Mitchell in Charge
The course will be in charge of
Prof. Elmer D. Mitchell of the phys-
ical education department, while nu-
merous other faculty members will
assist in special fields bearing upon
camping with which they are famil-
iar. Some of the lectures already
planned are as follows:
"Trends and Objectives in Camp-
ing," by Professor Dow; "Sociological
Problems," by Prof. Lowell J. Carr of
the sociology department; "Mental
Hygiene and the Psychology of Adol-
escence," by Prof. Howard Y. Mc-
Clusky of the educational psychology
department; "Problems of Character
Training," by Prof. Wm. Clark Trow
of the educational psychology depart-
ment; "Problems of Religious Train-
ing," by Prof. Stuart A. Courtis of
the School of Education; "Problems
of Health in Camping," by Prof.
Mabel E. Rugen of the physical edu-
cation department; "Selection of
Counselors," by Prof. Raleigh Schor-
ling of the School of Education; "The
Use of Tests and Measurements," by
Prof. Clifford Woody of the School
of Education; "Camp Sanitation," by
Lloyd R. Gates, instructor in public
health; and "Camp Administration,"
by Professor Mitchell.
Intramural Department to Help
Work in physical activities will be
conducted by the intramural depart-
ment and the department of physical
education for women. Professors
Ernst V. Jotter, Shirley W. Allen, and
Carl D. LaRue will assist in practical
problems related to orestry.
The course offers either two or
three hours of University credit to
students enrolled in the School of
Education and may also be elected by
students in other schools and colleges
who are candidates for teacher's cer-
tificates, provided their total number
of hours in education does not ex-
ceed 17. Part-time students may also
elect the course, with or without
credit, and arrangements have been
made whereby camp directors may
sit on the discussions.

Course In Problems Of Camp
Counselors' Is To Be Offered

Miners To Ask
Six-Hour Day,
Five-Day Week
1,500 Delegates Renew
Battle For Reduction In
I me At Convention
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 23. -()-
Renewal of their contention for a
six-hour day and a five-day work
week is expected to result from the
biennial convention of the United
Mine Workers which opened a 10-
day session here today.
Approximately 1,500 accredited
delegates, representing 3,000 mine
union locals throughout the coal re-
gions of the United States and Ca-
nada, also will discuss various phases
of the coal code provided by the in-
dustrial recovery act.
Under t he present bituminous
code, President John L. Lewis ex-
plained, the miners have a- 4-hour
week,ddivided into five days of eight
hours each. The union contends
this work day is too long, consider-
ing the fact that all of this time is
spent under ground.
The convention, through its scale
committee, is expected to instruct
the international officers as to its
position, on the matter of wages,
hours and working conditions. These
instructions, Lewis explained, will be
presented by the officials at a na-
tional coal code conference in Wash-
ington Feb. 12.
A code for the anthracite indus-
try has not yet been completed.
Prominent speakers to appear be-
fore the convention include Miss
Frances Perkins, secretary of labor,
who will address the miners Jan. 30;
William Green, president of the
American Federation of Labor, and
C. B. Huntress, secretary of the Na-
tional Coal association.
The reading by Vice President
Philip Murray of the joint report of
the international officers, addresses
of welcome and the appointment of
committees was expected to occupy
most of today's session.
Fountain Pens -- Typewriters

Trades, Labor'
Council Flays
CWA Fund Cut
Formal protests against President
Roosevelt's plans for shrinking the
Civil Works Administration payroll
by 500,000 jobs a week were voiced in
a letter yesterday to Michigan's rep-
resentatives in Congress, and to the
Federal CWA, by the Ann Arbor
Trades and Labor Council.
The letter advocated continuance
of the CWA on the grounds that
many people who had been "driven
almost to the point of destitution"
and those who were thrown on the
welfare rolls have been given an op-
portunity to work on a salary, "not
a dole." It pointed out that there had
been an "almost magical" improve-
ment in business due to the increase
in purchasing power of the people..

Miller Will Speak
To Legion Meeting
Col. Henry W. Miller, professor of
mechanism and engineering drawing
in the College of Engineering, is in
Chicago as guest of the American Le-
gion and World War veterans. While
in Chicago Colonel Miller will pre-
sent two speeches.
Colonel Miller spoke last night at
a dinner given by the first and sec-
ond districts of the American Legion.
He spoke on the subject of "The Paris
Gun" and also on the "Functions of
Reserve Officers Training in Present
Army Organization." Included among
guests of the Legion were the active
officers of the Sixth Corps Area and
artillery oficers of the reserve group.
This is the third occasion within
the last fortnight that Colonel Miller
has been called to Chicago to assist
in the activities .of the Legion and
the Officers Reserve Corps.


LANSING, Kan. -Bob (Big Boy)
Brady, the criminal who led six other
convicts in their escape from the
state penitentiary last Friday, was
shot to death by a posse near Paola,
WASHINGTON--President ,Roose-
velt's new monetary bill was approved
by the Senate committee on banking
and currency after several modifica-
tions had been added.
ESCANABA - Aud.-Gen. John K.
Stack, Jr., of Michigan, said that if
Gov. Comstock asks the special ses-
sion of the Legislature in February
to pass his $30,000,000 insurrection
bonding measure, "he is going to get
the pants licked off him."
CHICAGO - Melvin A. Traylor,
president of Chicago's First National
Bank and candidate for the Demo-
cratic presidential nomination in
1932, appeared to be in an improved
condition after being placed under
an oxygen tent. He had been suffer-
ing from congestion of the left lung.
WASHINGTON - Two new flights
into the stratosphere will be at-
tempted in the near future. They will
be sponsored by the National Geo-
graphic Society and the United
States Army Air Corps.
PARIS - The cabinet of Premier
Camille Chautemps appeared to be
in an unstable condition in the face
of repeated attacks from both inside
and outside of the Chamber of Dep-
Officials Deny Reports
Of University Robberies
Confirmation of the report that
a series of robberies had been per-
petrated in several University build-
ings during the past week could not
be secured from University authori-
ties yesterday.
According to the rumor, six plat-
inum electrodes amounting to nearly
$300 in value were stolen from the
Chemistry Building, and a micro-
scope of about the same value was
missed from the Natural Science
Building. It was further believed that
these robberies might have some
connection with some of the same
sort which have recently been dis-
covered at the University of Detroit.
Asked to confirm the report, Dr.
Moses Gomberg, chairman of the de-
partment of chemistry, maintained.
"I have nothing to say."
Cold Weather Adds To
Earthquake Suffering
CALCUTTA, India, Jan. 23.-(W)-
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