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ent Would Bridge Ciasmi, Make
Theory and Practice
re an audience of black robed
, and hundreds -of visitors from
the city, President Marion L.
yesterday delivered the Bac-
3ate~ addresswin Hill~auditor-
address, "Public Service," treat-
i the need for service, the di.i-..
of it, and the chasm between
aities of public service and the
of the American citizen.
hout, it endeavored to bring
a solution for the problems
are present In the field today.
eech, which showed the theory
lic service and pointed out the-
s of it, made evident the need
istructive work in making the
incide. The address was not a
'oluntary criticism of the po-
the day for the sole sake of
ing but an attempt to show and
emedies for defleiences.
Describes Realities
[dent Burton began by telling
tere exists now a rising ideal
ice, and that the present grad-
class would have to meet tis
vith some kind of response.
hlis point he entered into an ex-
a of the hard realities of such
, not with the idea, he assur-
audience, of discouraging the
graduates, but with the aIm of
g them the facts in such serv-
many forms of public service
alled to the attention of the
ce, from that class which con-
3 a mere code of ethics in pri-
fe to the specialized forms
h. politics. 0
m the individual who attempts
der public servce society and
ment as now organized Fr-
y exact a terrible price," the
r said. "No effort should be
to conceal this fact from the'
sity man or woman who con-
tes a career of service to so-
It is fair that you should count
St. To do somay suggest cer-
sponsibilities in correcting the
ons. that exist. The public
t if he is honest must as a rule
pared to marea severe finan
icrifice. America has had the
s i4ea that all public servants
frankly understand that they
e underpaid. It was originally
ed that -such a policy would
t unscrupulous men from seek-
e office for the salary. Now it
in that such short-sightedness
es the nation of a quality of
e to which it is rightfully en-
and for which it should pay a
wage ' '
presentative System Wrong
President then pointed out that
>f continuity of office was an-
existing wrong and praised the
h system where a man may be
I to represent a foreign dist-
fter this he deplored the vicious
al 'attacks, caused by aggres-
and persistent personal inter-
o which public officers are sub-

This morning when the final bugles
blow the taps of college days and the
reveille for the great beyond two
thousand new graduates, will under-
take the commencement of their ulti-
mate pursuits in life.-
For the next few years they will
disappear, merged into the vast per-
sonnel of an exacting society. Then
gradually here and there the names
of a chosen few will begin to stand
out on the horizon of accomplishment,
and Michigan's class of '23 will have
its celebrities.
They cannot all: become famous,
these seniors 'who are graduated to-
day. After all, if it were the proper-
ty of more than a few, fame would be
hardly worth having, for fame is spok-
en of in' national terms.
The great body of seniors will seek
success and respect in the communi-
ties in which they make their homes.
There, the proper carrying on of the
purposes they have set for them-
selves will grant as valuable a serv-
ice to the world and to Michigan as
the work of those, who reap glory in
broader spheres.
At any rate, today is Qommence-
ment, and with the fervent hopes and
well-wishes in th hearts of friends,
parents, and classmates, each of two
thousand .Michigan graduates lays
aside the gown of University life, and
"What is the matter with the brain
of the American people?" Several
hundred million Europeans and North
Americans are asking this question
as we grapple furiously with the pro-
hibition problem.
In England, it is inconceivable that
any nation should pass a law which
it cannot enforce with comparative
ease. Occasional infractions are ex-
pected and welcome under any legal
system" for they give the system. an
opportunity to function healthily. But
when the "law abiding" citizenry of
the nation practice wholesale viola-
tion, with something akin to glee,
while their government desperately
fights for enforcement, the situation
becomes everything but an open po-
litical revolution.
The Europeans cannot understand
why the Volstead act was passed, nor
can they countenance our method of
enforcement. England and France
object rather bitterly to United States'
interference with foeign ships car-
rying a sealed supply of liquor in-
side the three mile limit. Mr. Hughes
has endeavored to explain the situa-
tion, as only Mr. Hughes can, by tell-
ing the Continentals that the discom-
fort that they must bear is no greater
than the difficulty that we experience
from having foreign flags flown un-
der false pretenses, on professional
rum runners.:

Men Distinguished in Many Fields of
Endeavor 'Are


As part of the commencement ex-
ercises this morhing, Prof. John G.
Winter made the annual presentation
of honorary degrees in behalf of the
University. The degree of doctor of
laws, doctor of science, doctor of en-
gineering, doctor of humane letters,
and master of arts, were included
among .those conferred. Several of
the men honored are alumni of the
university and. all of them are dis-
tinguished in their respective fields.3
Mr. Josia Wyatt Willis, of Buffalo,
was made a master of arts. Entering
the university directly following the
Civil War in which he served as vol-
unteer member of the 26th Michigan
infantry he graduated with the class
of 1873, fifty years ago today. Since
the time of his graduation he has at-
tained distinction as an educator in
the schools of Michigan and New
York, being actively engaged in the
work for a half century. '
Mr. Sidney Corning Eastman, an-
other member of the class vhich
commemorates its fiftieth Commence-
ment Anniversary this year was also
the conferee of master of arts. He
has been for the past 50 years an
honored member of the Chicago bar
and has been busily engaged ever.
since the time of his graduation in
promoting the interests of the uni-
Mr. Henry N. Stevens, of London,
England, was also given the degree of
master of arts. As a bibliographer
and an authority in maps and liter-
ature dealing with the 4mstory of
early America. he has attained high
distinction in his field.
Mr. John Barnes Miller was the last
to receive the honorary title of mas-.
ter of arts. Leaving the college of
Literature, Science and the Arts af-
ter two years of study, in 1889, he
became a successful organizer of
electric light and power companies
in California. As president of the
Edison Electric company from,1901
to 1909 and as presiden't of the South-
ern California Edison company since
then and as trustee and director of
numerous civic and philanthropic or-
ganizations he has attained a prom-
inence as a public-spirited citize.
Mr. Frederick Wlaeir Stevens, of,
Ann Arbor, a graduate of the law
class of 1887, representative of the
American group in the Chinese Con-
sortium at Peking since 1920, was
made a doctor of laws. After serving
as assistant United States district at-
torney for western Michigan and gen-
eral consul for the Pere Marquette
railway, he has become associated
with J. P. Morgan and Company and
has led a career of brilliancy and
Mr. Bruno V. Nordberg, a graduate
of the University of Helsingfors and
president of the Nordberg Manufac-
turing company was given the degree
of doctor of engineering in apprecia-
tion of his many contributions to the
practical application of scientific
theories, the thermo-dynamic theory
in particular. Mr. Nordberg, who is
critically ill at his home in Sweden,
was granted the degree in absentia
upon special vote of the Board of Re-
Dr. George Edmund de Sweinitz,
Professor of Ophthalmology in the
University of Pennsylvania and pres-
ident of the American Medical. asso-
ciation was, made a doctor of science
as a signal token for his many achieve-
ments in the field of medicine, and
(Cotinued to Page Four)

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rr Ia r Ir r a AN "'. i 'mML Am 1 r

Rev Harry Emerson Fosdick, of t]
spoke today at the University's seven t


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Trained Men, Living In Advance
Time, Hope of A iican
- emocracy
} --. College days became a memory, a
the bugle's sharp call to reveil
brought striking realization. of a n'
life to begin, when 1773 graduates t
day were granted degrees at the Uii
versity's seventy-ninth ahnual Co
k f mencemnent.
Nature combined to make the cei
monies fitting, and the sun beanied
a cloudless sky as hundreds march
to their last eght o'clock. T'e stan
-- - --' - ? > t-'of Ferry Field, accustomed to flash
-motley crimson, blue and brown, 1
day also shown in sombre black
Michigan's largest graduating cla
-+1 filed inro the seats.
At the start of the pr gram t
south stand was nearly filled, mc
than 10,000. attending the exerci
held for, the first time on the athle
The Reverend Harry Emerson F(
dick, D.D., of the Union Theolog<
Seminary, New York City, deliver
the Commencement address. Spea
ing on the subject, "Private C.
science and Social Institutions," -
brought out the leveling tendencies
social institutions and urged that t
graduates live in the world, exerti
the power with which they have 1
he Union Theololgicail seminary who come equipped, in a manner whi
y ninth annual Commencement ex- will raisethe average by themsela
living above it.
The speaker started by showi
that social institutions are of a g
MICHIGAN W I NS eral and popular average, and t
therefor, they level up our worst a
they, level down our best. That t
was true of governments was broul
out, and the bad effect of the demai
made by government was shown
the example of Christ, -who hung
the cross between two robbers. '
Roman government, it was declar
was troubled by two kinds of peop
WOLVERINES ROMP AWAY WITH outlaws, who were below the le
31 PITS; STANFORD and could not live up to it, and s
TAKES 14%fiors, who were above the level a
could not live down to it.
HUBBARD SETS NEW Good Material Here
MARK FOR N. C. A. A.. "It is obvious, therefore," decla
Dr. Fosdick, "that as young men
Marks Fall as Athletes Compete; Iwomen go out into our social life ti
Brookins Sets World's m will drift sooner or later into one
Record three places: they will be below
Roaverage, lawless and anti-social,
Chicago, June 16--(By A.P.)-Sev- they will be on the average, apart
enteen men from the University of what -everybody else thinks, or ti
Michigan won the championship of wi bft vr
the National Collegiate Athletic asso- 'wile avethe aerage, ploph
whose, visions are -more proph
ciation track and field meet from * tha the majority yet see. If ther
fighting array picked from 62 insti- anyplacemon m art
tutions representing every section of any pleoearth hre s o hat
America todayght to plead for recruits to that
The Wolverine stars, with 31 points too small minority of Independ
men and women, above the aver
outdistanced the field. Leland Stan- and of the et
ford followed Michigan with 14/, fin- and ahead of the time, surely -'t
ishing 1/2 point ahead of the Univer- place Is a college campus on C
sity of Iowa and Johns Hopkins mencement Day.
which tied for third. Penn State was In our endeavor to grasp the so
next with 13% and the University of significance of being above the a
Illinois and Mississippi' A & M tied age, It was declared by 'the speal
for sixth with 13 each. we have one antagonistic.' force
One new world's record and six overcome: the influence of polit
new marks for the N. C. A. A. came democracy. That the majority is

out of the meet . Walter Brookins, ways right is the frst lesson tau
Iowa, set a new) world record of 23 'he declared.
0-10 for the 220 Ilow hurdles around "The result is," Dr. Fosdick
one turn in the preliminaries and (Cpntinued on Page Four) -
clipped 3-10 from 'this time in the
finals, negotiating the distance in 23
6-10. The ,atter mark will not be DAILY TO SUSPEND
recognized because one hurdle was i-
knocked over in the run. 1"With this issue The Summe
The N. C. A. A. records that fell Daily suspends publication un
were the broad jump, pole vault, til the opening of the Univei
hammer throw, shot put, half mile, sity Summer Session.
and 220 low hurdles. Hubbard, Mich- The next issue of The Summe
igan, set a new record of 25 feet 2 .fDaily will be' published Tuesda:
inches in the broad jump, bettering IiJune 26.
(Continued to Page Three) I





Harper Holds Michigan to Two
While Teammates Put
ACross Ten


It is doubtful that such an answer
will appease the French or English.
Mr. Hughes' calls to their attention a
fatile situation utterly hopeless for
any nation to cope with. How can
the English assure the lawful use of
their flag without patrolling our coast'
waters? And while we are thumbing
our noses at the Continent the situa-
tion within our borders approaches
the dimensions of a revolution, subtle
though it may be. Political platforms,
are being built of prohibition planks,
Detroit the "wettest city in the Unit-
ed States" is being pumped dry. Vig;-
ilantes are being organized in -the
south, and the three mile "dry" ocean
ruling is in effect: all this has been
done by the Federal government. The
states have shown little or no dis-
position to use drastic measures. -
New York's wet vote precipitated
the desperate activity on the part of
the government to avoid the spread
{ of sentiment in favor of a wet United'
States. New York, the state where
many great political battles have been
,fought has sent prohibition glimmer-
ing for the present.
The people of the United States1
went shopping for a pedigreed dog
(Continued on Page Two)

Michigan's baseball season came to
an inglorious close on Ferry field,
Saturday, when the University ofI
Washington crack team walked awayt
with the second of a two-game inter-
sectional series, 10-2.f
Poor fielding and an inability to
hit the ball consistently were thej
causes for the Maize and Blue de-
feat. The many errors of the Wol-
verines were responsible for not a
few of the runs of the western Crew,i
especially in the first inning when the
coast team scored four runs and only
one batsmen hit safely.
Three Pitchers Used
Michigan used three pitchers in itsI
attempt to win honors Saturday, but
each was given poor support. With
the exception of Bakke and Lever
none of the Washington crew garner-
ed more than one safe bingle, and
none of the hits went for more than
:one base.
The first inning started poorly
when Uteritz fumbled a grounder and
Barrett got to first. Shackleford add-
ed to the misery when he fielded
Welts' bunt and threw b'ad to Uter-
itz. Lewis forced Welts out at sec-
ond, Barrett taking third. Gardner'
stopped one of Gibson's fast ones in
the back and took a free walk to first,
filling the bases. Paper then contrib-,
(Continued to Page Three).

ident then turned to a few
nunergtions of the public
lling of the values from
cial position. He declared
f the greatest values was
up of the officer's name
real , constructive tasks of
ation. The speaker gave,
praise to those men who
d and done. what they saw

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