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Air Mail

Giant Airliner To Be Ready For

Tests Soon

Service Runs
'Near Normal'
Better Weather Condition
Aids Army Planes; Most
Schedules Maintained
(By Associated Press)
Although handicapped by adver
flying conditions in some parts of
the country, the huge airmail project
taken over from commercial com-
panies by army flyers was function-
ing near normal today.
A lashing gale in New England
which caused postponement of the
initial flight of the Newark, N. J., to
Boston leg of the service Tuesday
was slackening. Better weather also
was expected at Las Vegas, Nev.,
where an east-bound plane wa,
At Newark Airport planes were
leaving on schedule for the west and
south. The first plane flown to Cleve-
land had made the return trip safely.
Planes were operating between Pa-
cific coast cities apparently without
delay and an east-bound plane from
Oakland, Calif., winged its way to-
ward Elko, Nev., after a stop at Reno
to pick up mail. At Elko a storm had
abated and a plane which had been
held there was on its way to Oakland.
Pilots flying the north and south
route reported little difficulty with
cross-winds but the open cockpits of
the army planes offered little pro-
tection to northbound flyers.
Two mishaps were reported during
the first full day of the service. A
plane overturned while landing at
Greenville, S. C., and the tailskid of
a ship cracked when it landed at Fort
Worth, Tex. No one was injured.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. - (1P) -
A virtual certainty that President
Roosevelt will take some action on
ocean mail contracts added interest
today to a Senate committee's ques-
tioning of the man who made many
of them.
Walter F. Brown, quiet-spoken
postmaster-general of the Hoover ad-
ministration, has a thing or two to
say about these ocean pacts. Whether
he would reach that point in his tes-
timony before the mail committee to-
day was problematical.
President Roosevelt today sat on
the receiving end of three separate
investigations into the ocean mail
question. He himself says he would
like to change the present system,
probably along direct subsidy lines.
Secretary Roper promised an "in-
teresting program" along this line.
The commerce department head went
over the contracts one at a time with
Mr. Roosevelt Tuesday, delivered a
preliminary report and indicated
more to come.
Postoffice. inspectors have been at
similar work for months. The com-
mittee headed by chairman Black,
which Brown is facing, probably will
continue one of its own.

-Associated Press Photo
This 32-passenger land and sea plane is rapidly nearing completion at the factory at Stratford, Conn.,
and initial tests are expected to be made within a month. It will be America's first ocean-going passenger
and mail plane and will be capable of carrying 1,000 pounds of mail and a crew of five. It is planned to
put it in the Caribbean service and possibly over a coastal route unless foreign competition makes a change

Slawson Stresses Importance,
Of Michigan Mineral Wealth,

Minerals play a far more impor-
tant part in the industrial life of
Michigan residents than is common-
ly known, Prof. Chester B. Slawson,
of the mineralogy department told
a radio audience over the school
broadcast from the Morris Hall stu-
dios yesterday.
"Those of us who are citizens ofJ
the state of Michigan should give
some thought to the part that our
State has played in the industrial
development of the last century,"
Professor Slawson said. "Michigan
perhaps more than any other state
in the Union paved the way for the
steel and electrical industry upon
which our modern civilization is so
As a leader in the production of
copper, silver, iron ore, limestone,I
salt, and oil, Professor S 1 a w s o n
pointed to Michigan as one of the
outstanding mineral states. A discov-
ery of a single piece of pure copper
weighing 420 tons was one of the
o u t s t a n d i n g accomplishments of
Michigan's mining history, the speak-
er believed. "Prior to the discovery
of the electrolytic method of refin-
ing copper, there was no known met-
allurgical process by which the other
mines could produce as pure a metal
as the native copper of Michigan,"
he said.
Among other records, Professor
Slawson pointed to the Tamarac
shaft of the Calumet and Hecla
Company as the first mine to have
a vertical depth of over one mile,
and for many years the deepest mine
tn the world. The shaft is now 5,720
feet deep. On an original invest-
ment of $2,500,000, the Calumet and
Hecla Mines have paid cash divi-
dends of over $184,000,000, he de-
In tracing the development of the
Michigan ci1 industry, P r o f e s s o r

Slawson said that Michigan today
is the largest potential oil producing
state east of the Mississippi. "Be-
cause of the over-production of oil
in the United States the government
has decreed that the large wells shall
produce only a small fraction of the
available production above 100 bar-
rels that could be obtained from wells
daily, and since this does not limit
the small wells of Pennsylvania to
any great extent, for this year the
actual production of Pennsylvania
will probably exceed that of Michi-
gan," he stated.
Sigma Rho Tans
Plans Program
SFor Semester
Prizes To Be Given For
Debating; Air Mail Issue
To Be Subject
Sigma Rho Tau, honorary engi-
neering society, outlined its second
semester activities at a meeting last
night in the Union. The following
program was adopted for the semes-
Several debates are to be held dur-
ing the semester. The subject for
these debates is, "Resolved, that the
government shall carry the air mail."
The raconteur contest will again
be held this year. A prize is to be
offered for the best 12-minute story
presented. Finals for this contest
will be held Mar. 14.
A series of contests in project
speaking will also be held. The fin-
als for this contest will be held the
first week in March. The winner of
this contest will represent the Michi-
gan chapter of Sigma Rho Tau in
the Intercircle Conference Debate.
The Welding Society of Detroit is
oering a prize of $50 to the winner
of their annual Project Speaking
Contest. The purpose of this contest
is to present a new project, explain
this project, and then defend the
views. This contest wil be held the
latter part of March. All members
of Sigma Rho Tau are eligible for
Russian Life To Be
PortrayedBy Film
(Continued from Page 1)
scenes cut were of military fortifi-
cations, and, says Mr. Bryan, "no
country will allow film of its military
posts to be taken across the fron-
Bryan tells an amusing incident
which befell him shortly before he
started his 300-mile trek into the
fastnesses of Svanetia. His shoes
were getting too thin for such a long
walk,, and he could not secure any
suitable ones in Tiflis, his starting
point. He met Grove Patterson, edi-
tor of the Toledo Blade, and Mr.
Patterson gave him a pair of his own
shoes which happened to fit.
Three nights following his appear-
ance tomorrow in Hill Auditorium,
Mr. Bryan will show his films for
the Toledo Women's Club, of which
Mrs. Grove Patterson is president.
Officials of the Hindustan Club
announced that tickets for the lec-
ture will go on sale at the box of-
fice at noon tomorrow.

Voice Classes
Are Successful
In Second Year
Nearly 150 Students And
Townspeople Have Been
The classes in voice instruction
which were inaugurated last year at
the School of Music on an experi-
mental basis, and which have been
continued this year as a part of the
regular School curricula, have proved
most successful according to James
Hamilton, the instructor.
These classes provide opportunities
for music lovers who may be in-
terested in studying music from a
professional standpoint) to dvelop
their musical possibilities in a large
measure. The results o b t a i n e d
through these classes have tended to
develop amateurs musically, both for
their own pleasure and that of their
Nearly 150 students and towns-
people have enrolled in these classes
which touch upon technique, breath-
ing, tone production, diction, phras-
ing, and the interpretation of mu-
sical literature. There are four sec-
tions which meet five times each
week at 8 a. m. and 9 a. m. and at
2 p. m. and 3 p. m.
Classes are open to all students
willing to attend regularly and ap-
ply themselves. There is a nominal
registration fee. Those interested
should consult Mr. Hamilton, Stu-
dio 223 on the mezzanine floor of
the School of Music Building, and
should register at the general busi-
ness office of the School.
Artist-Ex lorer
W ill Speak On
Angkor Sunday
Angkor, the long-buried city of
French Indo-China whose palaces
and temples rival in magnificence
the greatest buildings of modern
times, will be brought to Detroit by
word, colored slides, and motion pic-
tures when Lucille Douglass, artist-
explorer, speaks at 3:30 p. m. Sun-
day at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Miss Douglass speaks on "Angkor,
a Royal Passion." The kings of the
ancient Khmers, w h o conquered
Cambodia early in the Christian era,
lavished on their capital all the rich-
es they possessed. Thousands la-
bored to build the vast royal pal-
ace, the walled and moated city, the
massive Angkor Wat and the many-
towered temple of Bayon.
After service in the World War,
Miss Douglass entered newspaper
work in China. She went to Indo-
China on a casual visit. Captivated
by the mystery of the city, she stayed
three years. Her own etchings and
paintings, made at the request of
the French Colonial Government,
help illustrate her lecture. An ex-
hibit of her work is now on display
at the Hudson Galleries..

Dollfuss Move
Is Criticized By
Dr. Onderdonk
Says That Action Against
Social Democrats Will
Bring Anschluss
(Continued from Page 1)
to tape up arms, and would be fol-
lowed by Italy, Czechoslovakia, and
Poland, having a perfect legal right,
based on the breaking of the treaties
of peace, to invade Germany with
their armies.
Following Professor Slosson's train
of thought, Dr. Onderdonk took up
the question from the viewpoint of
world peace, crying in striking tones
that today is the time that swords
must be turned to plowshares or the
world will be overcome with another
conflict. The religion of the Nazis,
in Austria, Germany, and Italy is Na-
tionalism, he declared, and, using the
same analogy, he said that the reli-
gion of internationalism is the only
weapon that can be used to fight the
Fascist party.
Calls Nazis Clannish
Nazis,'or Fascists, have built their
philosophy out of a nationalistic, or
clannish religion, believing that all
classes with broader views have to be
wiped out and destroyed, he declared.
They are a Ku Klux Klan in Europe
that want to get, or already have got,
control of their government. The
Austrian Socialists that were killed
by Dollfuss' soldiers were interna-
tionalists; they were killed by mem-
bers of the Heimwehr who had been
waiting for this opportunity to wipe
out the party that was the obstacle
to Fascism in Austria.
Exhibiting the slides which he used
in his lecture, Dr. Onderdonk pointed
out the great housing work that had
been carried on in Vienna by the So-
cialist government since the war.
Among them was a picture of the
Karl Marx apartment which was
bombarded by government troops in
the struggle of last week. Many of the
municipal apartments, owned and
operated by the government and
.housing 200,000 workers all over
Vienna were bombarded by Heimwehr
troops, women and children being
killed in the struggle, he said.
A petition, addressed to Chancellor
Dollfuss, objecting to the atrocities
committed in Vienna, had received
over 70 signatures, it was announced.
Clyde Fisher
To Lecture In
Detroit Feb.28
Is Curator Of Astronomy
And Visual Instruction
At American Museum
Dr. Clyde Fisher, curator of as-
tronomy and curator of visual in-
struction at the American Museum
of Natural History, will give an il-
lustrated lecture, "Earth and Neigh-
bor Worlds," on the Detroit Town
Hall Series at 11 a. m. Wednesday,
Feb. 28, at the W~ilson Theatre.
He recently became director of the
Museum's new $150,000 planetarium,
gift of Charles Hayden. For fifteen
years Dr. Fisher has been responsible
for most of the educational work at
the Museums, and for several years
has had charge of photography.
Dr. Fisher has been known for
years for the popular appeal of his
lectures on science. Through his de-
lightful personality and his lucid
interpretations, astronomy takes on

new life and interest, it has been said.
In 1924 Dr. Fisher led the Arctic
Lapland Expedition for the Museum,
upon which he made 10,000 feet of
motion pictures as well as hundreds
of stills. In the summer of 1927, he
traveled with Ernest Thompson Seton
through the western United States,
studying sign-talking and dancing
among the Indians. He made the first
motion pictures of sign talking with
the * translation. He photographed
ceremonial dances of about a dozen
different tribes from the Dakotas to
New Mexico and Arizona.
However, stars, birds, and Indians
are only a few of Dr. Fisher's inter-
ests. For many years he has lectured
on John Burroughs, on flowers, and
on animal life.

BARCELONA, Spain--Considerable
damage was caused when a bomL ex~
ploded with terrific force at the en-
trance of the Hispano-Suiza auto-
mobile factory. No wrie was injured.
TOKIO- A new controversy be-
tween Russia and ,Japan ever fish-
ing grounds in the North Pwific Va-
ters confronted Russian and Japa-
nese authorities.
MANILA, P. I. - Gov. G e n e r a l
Frank Murphy made public a new
program intended to establish peace
in the troublesome Sulu Archipelago.
VIENNA - Greater support in fa-
vor of Nazis by Socialists was no-
ticed. The recent Dollfuss policies
were attributed as the cause.
w t. .It
WASHINGTON -Maj. Gen. John
IH. Russell was selected by President
Roosevelt to succeed Maj. Ge. .Ben-
jamin H. Fuller as commandant of
the United States Marines.
CRISTOBAL, Canal Zone - Pass-
age of nitrate, an essential of war,
through the Panama Canal was no-
ticed by marine men.
Hillel Plans Course In
Conversational Hebrewj

univsity High
Class Will Give,
The first performance of this year's
annual Senior Play of the Univer-
sity Hipgh School will be given at
a matinee tomorrow. It will be re-
peated on Saturday.
The class has chosen Louis N.
Parker's farce-comedy "Summer Is
A-Coming In" for the presentation.
Parker is especially well-known for
his "Disraeli" and in a somewhat
lesser degree for "Pomander Walk."
The Senior Play will be the first
performance to be given in the newly
remodeled auditorium of the high
school. It is being staged under the
direction of Edward Freed of the
dramatics department of the high
school, assisted by Leonard Andrews,
of the social studes department,
The leading parts in the play are
being taken by Hope Hartwig, Reva
Rabbe, Jane Vernor, Betty Louise
Whitney, Alfred Lovell, William Slea-
tor, Stuart Stanchfield, and Howard





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the Hillel Foundation, it was an-
nounced today by Dr. Bernard Hel-
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only requisite for the course is the
ability to read Hebrew.
The classes will be held one eve-
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weeks. Each class will last one and
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