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Hobbs Refutes
Attacks Against
Admiral Peary
Faculty Man Lauds Noted
Polar Explorer For His
Achievements In Arctic
In response to several attacks on
Admiral Robert E. Peary, famous
polar explorer, which have recently
been made in Great Britain, Profes-
sor-ernenitus William H. Hobbs, for-
mer head of the geology department.
gave two speeches during the vacation
period, and is at present writing
Peary's biography, it was announced
The speeches, in addition to reply-
ing to attacks were given to com-
memorate the quarter-centennial of
Peary's famous dash to the Pole in
1909, and were delivered before the
annual meetings of the American As-
sociation for the Advancement of
Science at Pittsburghdand the Asso-
ciation of American Geographers at
Although Dr. Frederick A. Cook,
admitted explorer-faker, a former
attacker of Peary, and jailed for swin-
dling in 1923, has been silent in re-
cent years, Professor Hobbs cited a
book called "The Conquest of the
North," by J. Gordon Hayes, a retired
British clergyman, which he charac-
terizes as "unfounded and full of false
Cairns Hard To Find
In discussing the proof of Peary's
achievements, Professor Hobbs stated
that all but his actual attainment of
the Pole itself has since been verified
by explorers who followed him, in
spite of the difficulties resulting from
inaccessibility of his cairns.
"Peary was scrupulously careful in
all his observations, as has been amply
attested, not only by those who were
his subordinates, but by all his col-
leagues in polar exploration who have
reached the goals that he first at-
tained," Professor Hobbs explained.
"Unfortunately the North Pole of-
fers no opportunity for such easy
proof, since it is located upon a float-
ing aggregation of ice floes. A record
deposited in a cairn, to be recovered,
would require that the later explorer
trav upon the heels of the first, since
storms shift the ice floes hundreds of
miles." .
Plans Were Perfected
"His final success was due to the
perfected plan which had grown from
defeats which finally pointed the way
to success. As an example of the per-
sonal prowess or the endurance of
hardships by Peary, it was far sur-
passed by his earlier Arctic expedi-
tions, notably the crossings of North
Greenland in 1892, and 1895, the
rounding of the North Coast of Green-
land on the sea ice in 1900, and
the rounding of Grant Land to the
westward in 1906."
Save for the great hazard of the
weather, which fortunately this time
favored Peary,. the .achievemet was
not a particularly difficut one for the
explorer after leavng hisadvanced
party at 87 degrees 4 minutes, Pro-
fessor Hobb said. The speed made
both to the pole and returning over
the sea ice had often been surpassed
in the record of Peary himself and
by many others.!
In summary of his speeches on
Peary, Professor Hobbs said: "Peary's
attainment of the Pole has been con-
firmed by distinguished experts who
have gone over his observations, and
every geographical society of note in
Europe and America has conferred its
greatest gold medal upon Peary for
his unique achievement."
Police Report
No Clues From

Search Of Detroit Pawn
Shop Is Unavailing In
$2,500 Clothing Ioss
Returning from an all-day search
in the Detroit area, Ann Arbor police
were, forced last night to admit that
they could find no trace of the thieves
who stole more than $2,500 worth of
dresses from the Marilyn Shop, 259'
East Liberty, early Sunday. }
The police, accompanied by S. G.
Bothman, store manager, conferred'
with Detroit authorities and searched
all pawn shops in the metropolitan
area, but found nothing.
The thieves, who stole 250 dresses,
broke into the storehand made off
with their loot in less than 10 min-
utes, local autherities believe. The
robbery is the third of its kind in Ann
Arbor within recent months. The loss,
according to S. G. Bothman, manag-
er of the store, was not insured.
The front door of the shop was
found jimmied open shortly before
8:15 a.m. Sunday by Officer Ernest
Pomerening' who was making the
rounds of his beat. Police here ad-
vanced the theory that the burglars
drove up to the curb, pried open the
door, quickly grabbed the dresses,
and made their escape in an auto-

Famous Aviatrix At End Of Daring Hop

--Associated Press Photo.
Tired but smiling, Amelia Earhart, "queen of the skies" is shown as
she alighted from her plane at Oakland, Calif., after completing the first
solo flight in history from Hawaii to Califoinia. She made the trip in 18
hours, 16 minutes and added to her laurels of two flights across the
Atlantic and other aviation honors. She is shown holding flowers thrust
into her hand by admirers.
Readers Want To Know More
Of This Oil-Changing Business

A sequeal to an article which ap-1
peared in the November 24 issue of
The Daily was revealed yesterday by
Prof. Walter E. Lay of the automo-
tive engineering department.
In the original story Professor Lay
discussed the fact that the necessity
for changing oil in automobiles every
1,000 miles is just a concoction of
high-pressure advertising, and that,
with the aid of a good oil filter crank-;
case oil should last for a year or more.
Subsequently the article was re-
written for the New York Times and
the New Haven Register. Readers of
these newspapers have written to Pro-
fessor Lay asking for more informa-
tion on the subject, and substantiat-
ing his statements with evidence of
his own.
Perhaps the most unique letter re-
ceived, Professor Lay said, was from
a woman in Bridgeport, Conn. She
wrote that she had bought a 1931'
'All Quiet On
Western Front'
To Appear Here
"All Quiet on the Western Front,"
war film that aroused much com-
ment -throughout the world, will be
exhibited Thursday, Jan. 17, in the
Natural Science Auditorium, accord-
ing to Dr Francis S. Onderdonk, di-
rector of the Peace Films organization.a
The film, which was based upon
Erich Maria Remarque's best seller"
of the same name, will be presented{
in Ann Arbor under the auspices of1
the Tolstoy League.
"Rioting attended the showing of.
the picture in Germany and Austria,"
Dr. Onderdonk stated. "As a result
it was temporarily banned in both na-
tions. In Yugoslavia a more perma-
nent ban was effected on th ground
that the picture 'condemns war,' and
shootings followed the showing of the
picture in Bulgaria," he said.
The book, "All Quiet On The West-
ern Front," has been removed from all
barrack libraries in Austria by the sec-
retary of war. Copies of it were burned
by Nazi students in the huge bonfires1
in which they confiscated pacifist1
and liberal literature.]
_ The film will be presented twice,
at 4 and at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced
at 15 cents and may be purchased at
either of the Wahr bookstores or at
the door.
Second Of Journalism
Book Reviews Tomorrow
The second of a series of book re-
views by members of the journalism
department will be given tomorrow
when Prof. John L. Brumm, head of
the department, will review "Freedom'
of the Modern World" by John Mac-
Murray, professor of philosophy at
London University. The review will
take place at 4 p.m. in Room B, Hav-
en Hall.
An unexpectedly large group of stu-
dents attended a previous review by
Prof. Wesley H. Maurer of the same
Idancing ,

Studebaker, and had driven it 65,000
miles without changing the oil.
"Curiosity got the best of me," she
said, "and in opening the engine to
look at the cylinders the chauffeur
spilled the oil and the case had to be
refilled. The engine was fine. The next
load of oil carried the car to 74,000
miles when it was turned in. The
valves were never touched." She used
an oil filter, which was changed every
15,000 miles, she reports.
In addition to the economies that
can be achieved through the wise use
of crankcase oil, Professor Lay be-
lieved that faulty adjustment of the
carburetor is costing motorists un-
necessary outlays for gasoline.
"A recent article by W. W. Wil-
liams, supervisor of lines and trans-
portation of the Detroit Edison Com-
pany, has come to my attention," Pro-
fessor Lay said. "Mr. Williams -ex-
presses the importance with which the
Edison company regards the carbure-
tor adjustment in the following:,
There are many places on your
car where adjustments are made to
within a thousandth of an inch in any
routine inspection. But with all such
watchmaker's precision used in main-
taining the larger units, the adjust-
ment of the carburetor, which is the
most delicate and complicated acces-
sory on a motor, is often left to a
mechanic who has nothing more to
rely upon than the sound of the
motor and an instruction book."
A device has recently been invented,
and has been put into use in many
service stations and garages, Profes-
sor Lay pointed out, which uses the
exhaust gases of the motor to deter-
mine with scientific accuracy the mix-
ture of gas and air in the carburetor.
The Detroit Edison Company saves
14 per cent on their gasoline bill by
careful attention to the carburetor
and motorists in general could wisely
follow their example, Professor Lay
The sources of income of the Uni-
versity at the present time are the
state tax levy for curent expenses,
students fees, hospital patient fees,
(used for hospital support only), and
the interest on the fund created from
the proceeds of the original federal
land grants.l

A Trophy In Hand
Worth Two In Bush,
Is Claim Of Illinois'
Athletic officials and the year book
"ditors at Illinois are all in a dither
about the Steve Farrel Trophy pre-:
sented them at the Illinois-Michigan
football game last fall.
It seems they did not receive the
real trophy but only a plaster model.
Although the bronze trophy has just
been completed by Careton Angell
it will not reach Illinois immediately,
because the Union wishes to keep it
in the lobby for a few days and the
University of Michigan Club of De-
troit wants to display it in a down-
town store.
Meanwhile the yearbook editors at
Illinois want the trophy so they can
photograph it for their publication.
T. Hawley Tapping, '16L, general sec-
retary of the Alumni Association, has
been swamped with letters from the
Illinois athletic officials demanding
to know when they will receive the
trophy. They are convinced that a
trophy in the hand is worth two at
Secretary Tapping, in this case the
great compromiser, is now trying to
passify Illinois with a photograph and
a promise of delivery in the near fu-
Dow Criticizes
New Plan For
Farmer Relief
(Continued from Page 1)
pete with the nearer Canadian farm-
ers. Seattle, too, for the same reason
would be out of the question. To can
the products, too, would be futile, for
too much competitionewould be af-,
forded by those two cities."
Professor Baxter stated that there
are farmers who are anxious for such
a proposal to be carried out, because
they are desperate and are looking for
any mode of relief. He believes that
they are not logically thinking of the
I disadvantages of the movement.
SAs a relief measure, Professor Bax-
ter ventured that the arid land the
farmers are now occupying in some of
the Middle Western states should be
reverted to grazing land. "These lands
are submarginal districts as far as
agriculture is concerned, and any un-
favorable climatic conditions make the
crop practically worthless," he said.
"But the land was once excellent
grazing country and might be changed
back to that."
Maps, Taxes To Be
SubjectsOf Talks
(Continued from Page 1)
ian tablets to the present airplane
He has already given a paper on
"Map Projection" before the gradu-
ate seminar in geography, and will
give another tonight on "The Physio-
graphic Method of Representing
Scenery on Maps." He is quite fam-
ous in the field of geography for the
new technique he has developed of
showing on a flat map the contours,
nature, and vegetation of a land-
scape, at the same time showing the
geographical features and retaining
an artistic appearance.
Professor Stason has been con-
nected with the faculty of the Law
School here since 1924, and as a mem-
ber of the American and Michigan
Bar Associations has written many
papers on specific bills of the state
and national legislatures. He has
been secretary of the Michigan Bar
Association since 1929.
After preparing for careers in two
' different fields, Professor Stason

chose law for his work. He received
his A.B. degree at the University of
Wisconsin in 1913, and a B.S. degree
in Electrical Engineering from Massa-
chusetts Institute of Technology in
1916. For the next year he was an
instructor of electrical engineering at
the University of Pennsylvania. In
1919 he came to the engineering col-
lege here as an assistant professor of
electrical engineering.
In 1922 he received his Juris Doctor
degree, and since 1924 has been Pro-
fessor in the Law School.

Present Plan
(Continued from Page 1)
cipline of men, and report same with recommendation to the Dean
of Students for transmission to the proper faculty committee.
Sec. 3. Administrative. The Undergraduate Council shall ad-
minister its rules and regulations or provide for their administration
as it may see fit so to do.
ARTICLE IV.-- Membership
Sec. 1. The membership of the Undergraduate Council shall
consist of eighteen ex-officio members, as follows:
Presidents of Michigamua, Druids, Vulcans, Sphinx, Triangles,
Tau Beta Pi, Mortarboard, Senior Society, Wyvern, Michigan Union,
Michigan League, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association,
and Engineering Council; Managing Editor of the Michigan Daily;
the ex-presidents of Sphinx, Triangles, and Wyvern. The last three
members shall be the first semester ex-presidents if there be more
than one.
Sec. 2. Provided there are not already two Independent men
members of the above ex-officio group, then one or two shall be
nominated and elected by that group to insure an Independent rep-
resentation of two men.
Sec. 3. If a member holds more than one of the ex-officio
positions, he shall be confined to one vote and the vacancy will not'
be filled.
ARTICLE V. -Officers
Sec. 1. The officers of the Undergraduate Council shall be a
President and a Secretary-Treasurer elected by the Council. The
President shall be a male student of at least three years on the campus
and need not necessarily be selected from the ex-officio members of
the Council. The Secretary-Treasurer must, however, be elected from
thet membership of the Council.
Sec. 2. The term of office shall be for one year except in case
of removal as provided for in Section 3.
Sec. 3. Impeachment. A motion to impeach, a motion to con-
vict after an impeachment trial, and a motion to fix the punishment,
if any, shall require the concurrence of two-thirds of the entire Un-
dergraduate Council. Judgment shall not extend further than re-
moval from office or membership in the Council or both.
ARTICLE VI. - Meetings
Sec. 1. A majority of the Council members shall constitute
a quorum. Meetings shall be held at a specified time and place and
shall be public, provided that by a two-thirds vote the Council may
go into an' executive session.
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of the President, excepting that there be at least one meeting every
four weeks, and excepting when a majority of the members petition
for a special meeting.
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ing in The Michigan Daily and each member shall be notified by mail
or telephone by the Secretary-Treasurer.
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of the proceedings of all the meetings and at the request of any three
members shall record the yeas and nays of the members on any
Sec. 5. The President shall see that the proceedings of each
meeting are published in the Michigan Daily.
Sec. 6. Procedure. The rules contained in Roberts' "Rules of
Order" shall govern the Undergraduate Council in all cases to which
they are applicable, and when they are not inconsistent with this
constitution or rules of procedure adopted thereunder.
ARTICLE VII. - Finances
Sec. 1. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep the necessary ac-
counts, authorize the paynent of bills after they have been counter-
signed by the President and passed upon by the Council, and shall
sign all vouchers before they are presented to the Dean of Students
for approval. He shall also make a financial report when requested to
do so by the Council.
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the Undergraduate Council shall receive any reward or emolument
of any kind for his services, except such keys or charms as may be
authorized by the Council and approved by the Dean of Students.
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amendment has been submitted in writing at a previous meeting or
published in The Michigan Daily and is approved by two-thirds of
the members and receives the approval of the Senate Committee
on Student Affairs.°
ARTICLE IX. - Executive Committee
The executive committee shall consist of the president of the
Council, president of the Union, president of the League, and the
managing editor of The Michigan Daily.

I's Debate
Team To Meet
Representatives from the women's
Varsity debate squad of Albion Col-
lege will meet with Michigan debaters
here today in the second debate of
this year for the two teams.
Discussing the question: "Resolved,
That the several nations make gov-
ernment monopolies of the manu-
facture and sale of all combat in-
struments of war," the Michigan af-
firmative squad will meet Albion's
negative at 10 a.m. today, and the
tive other two teams will clash at
1:30 p.m. Both debates will be held
in Room 4203 Angell Hall.
In the debate today, Evelyn Ehrl-
ichman, '37, Katherine Stoll, '38L, and
Dorothy Saunders, '35, will represent
the affirmative for Michigan, and
Barbara Lutts, '36, Mary Esther
Burns, '36, and Betty Smith, '35Ed.,
will debate the negative.
At the previous meeting of the two
teams this year, a cross-examination
method was used. At this time, both
Albion and Wayne University met
with Michigan. In order to meet
Wayne University in a straight de-
bate methods meet, Mr. Riley, wom-
en's debate coach, has arranged for
his negative team to meet Wayne
in Detroit on Thursday, and his af-
firmative will make the trip to De-
troit on Friday. All of the debates
in this series are non-decision. The
negative team for Thursday's debate
will be the same that meets Albion
today. Members of the affirmative
squad, however, have been changed
to include Miss Burns, Miss Saunders,
and Eleanor Blum, '35.
Ex-King Alfonso's
Daughter Married
ROME, Jan. 14--()--Prince Ales-
sandro Torlonia, son of the former
Elsie Moore, of New York, and Infanta
Beatriz of Spain, daughter of for-
mer King Alfonso, were married to-
day in Rome's magnificent old
Church of Jesus.
They were surrounded by the scions
of Europe's proudest royal families.
Hundreds of persons jammed adja-
cent streets to catch a glimpse of the
bride, but she entered the church by
a rear door.
The wedding was performed by
Cardinal Pedro Segura, exiled card-
inal primate of Spain. First among
the guests in the royal pews were
King Victor Emanuel III of Italy,
Queen Elena and the princes of the
House of Savoy.
The bride's mother, Victoria, for-
mer queen of Spain, remained in Lon-
don at her hotel, where she has been
living apart from Alfonso.


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