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VOL. IV. No. 16.



IN 1855
Increase Is Due To Medical Progress
Of Past Half-century, Doctor
States In Lecture
"The average span of life today is
eighteen and one-half years longer
than it was in 1855," declared Dr. L.
L. Lumsden, senior surgeon of the U.
S. Public Health service, in his third
lecture on health problems delivered
at 4:00 p. m. yesterday afternoon in
the Natural Science auditorium.
"Today the average person will live
to be fifty-eight years old whereas
sixty or seventy years ago he might
have been expected to die at about the
age of thirty-nine," he explained.
Progress Due To Medicine
C"All this is due to the enormous
progress that has been made in the
field of medicine, to the increased at-
tention that is being paid to sanita-
tion, and to all the work that has been
done by health workers," the lecturer
stated. He went on to give many in-
cidents of the way the death rate has
( been cut down in particular diseases.
"Deaths from tuberculosis have been
decreased by one half," hd said. "In
the case of typhoid fever, we have
an interesting comparispn between
the deaths from that source in the
Spanish American war and In the
World war. There were four hundred
times as many deaths from typhoid in
the Cuban campaign as there were in
the war with Germany,"
"However, in spite of this great
record in lessening the toll of sickness
and disease, there is yet an enormous
amount to be done," Doctor Lumsden
declared. "An average of two million
people are ill in this country every
day, and it has been estimated that
seventy per cent of the school chil-
dren are physically defective, having
bad eyes, teeth, or some other ab-
normality. All this could be cut down
by one-half if the principles of sanita-
tion and cleanliness were observed
properly and thoroughly by every-
Reduce Death Rate
"We have reduced the death rate in
cities twice as much in recent years
as we have that in the rural dis-
tricts," the speaker announced, "This
does not mean that the city is neces-
sarily a more healthful place in which
to live," he added, "because the death
rate there is still a little higher than
it is in the country. However, strict
health measures, such as supervision
of the water supply, and the pasteuri-
zation of the milk supply, and all the
work that has been done to encourage
and enforce sanitation, have made the
large city a much less dangerous place
than its crowded conditions would
seem to make possible."
Dr. Lumsden will give the closing
lecture of his series at four o'clock
this afternoon in the Natural Science
auditorium. This will complete his
survey of the public health field in
which he has traced the history of im-
portant diseases, and has shown how

they have been fought against and
conquered by doctors and epidemiolo-
Dr. Lumsden has been actively con-
nected with the United States Public
Health Service for a great number of
years and has risen in the ranks to
senior 'surgeon.
American League
Detroit 4-5, New York 2-6.
Chicago 3-5, Philadelphia 10-1.
Cleveland 2, Washington 1.
Boston 4, St. Louis 3.
National League
New York 6, St. Louis 4.
Chicago 4, Washington 2.
Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 1.
Brooklyn 4, Cincinnati 3.


Tour In A mprin

Finney May Assume
Vacant Cabinet Post

Although no word has been received
here for the past two weeks from
Prof. William H. Hobbs, head of the
department of Geology, who is con-
ducting a special Greenland expedi-
tion, it is expected that he has landed
on the Greenland coast and is about to
start on his inland trip.
Prof. Hobbs left Ann Arbor about
the middle of May and after prelim-
inary preparations were made at Cop-
enhagen, he set sail with his party
from that port, intending to reach the
coast of Greenland some time this
The expedition headed by the Michi-
gan professor is being made to deter-
mine the effects of wind currents,
which are' believed to originate in
Greenland, on storms in the Atlanticj
ocean. He intends to return to Ann
Arbor by the opening of the regular
session of the university in Septem-

1 V VA 1 1 1 LI 1 .L .111X 1.1.i. L

Dudley Baker
Adjudged England's best schoolboy
orator, who is coming to the United1
States to compete in oratorical con-
tests here.

May Have Graduate PROF, WOODY SPEAKS
School For M. S. C.

Mrs. Clarence Cook Little, Mrs. Ed-
ward H. Kraus, and the women of the
Rockford Players, including Miss
Katherine Wick Kelly, Miss Elberta
Trowbridge, Miss Lillian Bronson, and
Miss Marvel Garnsey, were guests of
honor at a Women's League tea serv-
ed yesterday afternoon in the Wom-
en's field house. Mrs. William H.
Henderson, who had charge of the re-
cent drive for the Women's League
building, and Miss Beatrice Johnson,
adviser of women, were also guests
of the league.
Miss Marie Hartwig, summer presi-
dent of the league, presided at the
tea. The table was decorated with
flowers, and orange ice and lady fin-
gers with iced tea were the refresh-
ments served. A large number of the
women in the summer school were
Miss Martin Treats
Of Juvenile Books
In Pictured TalkI
Speaking yesterday afternoon at 5
o'clock on "Illustrators of Children's
Books," Miss Helen Martin of Western
Reserve university library school
cited Comenius with his book on the
teaching of Latin, "The Visible
World," as the first illustrator of a
children's book.
sAfter Comenius came William
Blake, whose "Songs of Innocence"
and "Songs of Experience," illustrated
by himself represent, a great advance
over earlier woodcuts. The secret of
his brilliant coloring has never been
revealed. When first published these
books sold for five dollars: each gen-
uine copy now sells for twenty thou-
sand dollars.
With the middle of the nineteenth
century came a trio, Walter Crane.
Randolph Caldecott, and Kate Green-
away. Crane's books showed classical
influence. His "Puss in Boots," "The
Fairy Ship," and "Mother Hubbard"j
are well known. He made the initial
letter in beginning paragraphs fa-
mous. Caldecott illustrated Irving's
"Bracebridge Hall," "The House that

(By The Associated Press)
EAST LANSING. July 11.-Formu-
lation of plans for a graduate school


Tells Of Rapidly Increasing NumbersI
Of Tests Available To Modern
School Children

for Michigan State college was ex-
pected today as the state board LABORATORIES ARE AID
of agriculture met here for its
monthly session. Advisability of es- "The modern mental measurement
tablishing such a school was expect- movement means an, attempt to get
ed to enter largely into the discus-' refined and accurate measurements of
slion of the board. the ability and stage of advance of
The college awarded a graduation the child's education," said Prof. Clif-
degree at its last commencement and ford Woody, in his lecture "Testing:
it now has about 150 students taking Theory and Practice" given in the
graduate work but no provisions have auditorium of the University High
been made for a separate school. The School yesterday afternoon. "It is not
work has been handled by a special a new movement, but the evolution o'f
committee. a movement in which all school peo-
A twice-rejected request by students l pieparticipate."
for a compulsory year book fee also Professor Woody told of the rapid-
was expected to be presented again ly increasing number of tests meas-
to the board for consideration. Stu- urement charts which are being plac-
dents voted a compulsory fee in the ed in the hands of the school men
spring elections, but the board again and stated that there are now over!
was expected to veto their wishes. 500 now available in various subjects
Appontmet ofa sucessr toof instruction. The Bureau of Testsl
AowardnRtet ho rsucesslyrwas and Measurements, of which Profes-
Howard Rather, who recently was srWoyi ietr atya et
made head of the farm crops depart- sor Woody is director, last year sent
ment, as extension specialist in farm nearly one-half million copies of these
ment asextnsin spciaistin armtests into the state to be used in the
crops, also was before the board. No testingograth
actin ws epeced n sccesor totesting program.
action was expected on successors to "The factors which have been large-
ly respons'ible for the rapid growth
ment, Who will be the new directorE
ofntiry industryin the UnedrtesI of the mental measurement movement
of dairy industry in the United States are the development of laboratories
department of agriculture, or to John
Rufi, head of the education faculty, o the study of experimental psy-
who will join the staff of Missouri uni- thods, the school survey movement in
versity next year. the search for efficiency, the expan-
sion of school supervision, and the
DUTCH AUTHORITY use of intelligence tests in the army
WILL SPEAK HERE during the war.
"There have been three stages in
"Atomic Structure" will be the sub- this growth-curiosity, setting stand-
ject of a lecture by Prof. H. A. Kra- ards for comparing one school with
mers of Rijks university, Utrecht, Hol- another, and the improvement of in-
struction. This last is the only legit-
land, at 5 o'clock this afternoon in Iiaerao o aigatsigpo
' inva~te .reason for having a testing pro-
Natural Science auditorium. Profes- gram in the schools, in my opin-
sor Kramers, who is an international- ion.
ly known physicist and has lectured "Factors to be considered in form-
at Columbia and many other large ing an adequate and proper testing
universities, is expected to discuss the program are the existing machinery
wave theory of atomic motion, dis- in the school system for administering
covered in 1924 by de Broglie, a the tests, experience of the teachers
French physicist. According to this in testing technique, general attitude
theory, atoms do not move as was of the community toward testing,
once thought in definite orbits like which is frequently' hostile in the
the planets around the sun, but ra- smaller towns, general conditions
ther like recurring waves of water. within the school community.

E. C. Finney
Assistant secretary of the interior,
who may take over the position va-
cated by his superior, Secretary Work.
Fifth Excursion Will Include Detroit
News, General Motors Building
And Art Institute
All arrangements have been made
for carrying out the excursion to ,e-
troit scheduled for this Saturday, it
was announced last night by Carlton
F. Wells, instructor in the Rhetoric
department, and director of excur-
sions. Those planning to go on the
trip are urged to leave their names
at Room 8, University Hall before
Friday evening. The party will meet
at the corner of State and Packard
streets at 8 o'clock Saturday morning.
The trip as arranged is a very ex-
tensive one. The group under Mr.
Wells' guidance will go directly to
the Detroit News building, where a
view of the largest and most com-
plete newspaper office in this part of
the country will be afforded them. The
office and editorial rooms will \bd
thrown open to inspection; the art
department, linotype rooms, and the

Charges Hoover Lowered Wheat Price
To Benefit England And Allies
During The War
(By The Associated Press)
NEW YORK, July 11-With rivulets
of perspiration streaming down both
face and neck and .playing havoc with
the fresh color Governor Smith put
in a warm thirteen minutes today
shaking hands with members of the
Democratic National Committee, and
,other Democratic leaders who were
present for the meeting of that body.
His cordial smile, however, refused
to be drowned out and his humor
continually bubbled through the ses-
"How is the next President of the
United States ?" asked one woman as
she passed dawn the handsthaking
"Warm!" replied- the Democratic
nominee with a smile.
Reed And Smith Talk
Senator Reed of Missouri, who has
come east to discuss the political out-
look at Governor Smith's request, had
breakfast in, the Governor's suite at
the Biltmore. They spent an hour or
more together.
Later both declared, in separate in-
terviews with newspaper reporters,
that the discussion had been general,
touching on nothing in particular.
Smith reported that the Senator had
assured him Missouri would be "ripe"
in November.
Reed, declaring that the question of
his support of the presidential ticket
had not come up because there was
n,o need of this, -indicated that no
program had yet been determined for
the use of his talent during the cam-
paign, although it is his intention to
be on the firing line for the Demo-
Letting go with another verbal blast
against Herbert Hoover, Reed in his
conference with reporters charged the
Republican nominee anew with fixing
wheat prices during the war by ar-
bitrary and "brutal misuse of power
to the detriment of the American
Assails Hoover
"I don't thinksthe Americans are
ready to elect as President a man
who has spent his entire adult life
abroad, and has made all of hia in
vestments in Great Britain,"' he de-
clared. "He came to this country for
no other purpose than to beat down
American agricultural prices ifor the
benefit of England and the Allies. He
accomplished this job.
"If we are to have an Englishman
for President I am in favor of the
Prince of Wales. He's ready for the
Reed asserted that Mr. Hoover was
"shifty" in his political affiliations,
and has been converted a Republi-
can over night to land a place i the

Republican cabinet.
"And when he lit there he wa
running for President," he added, con-
c luding with the observation that,
"HooverIs" an organized political a-
,etite "

Jack Built," and "Mother Goose." huge press rooms will all be visited.
Smocks, quaint peasant costumes, and This list contains a number of giant
iinusual backgrounds were character- rotary presses which turn out thou-
istic of Kate Greenaway, whose sands of copies of the Detroit News
"Mother Goose" sold 66,000 copies in I every day. The last place visited in
its first year. the building will be the radio broad-
Howard Pyle gained recognition casting station. The announcer for
with pen and ink drawings in St. the station will tell those on the trip
Nicholas. Jessie Wilcox Smith and that are interested something of the
Maxfield Parrish were his students. operation of the studio and of the,
business of broadcasting.
ERICKSON T A L KS The party will then proceed to the
T H I SI AFTERNOON cafeteria in the General Motors build-
ing, said to be the largest office build-
The week's program of the confer- ing in this country, where luncheon
ence course for superintendents, su- will be procured. After noon the De-
pervisors, principals, and teachers, of- troit Public Library will be visited.
fered by the School of Education will This building is one of the architec-
close this afternoon with the lecture tural beauties of Detroit, and is es-
by Superintendent John E. Erickson pecially famous for two murals by
of Hillsdale public, schools on the sub- Gary Melchers which it holds. After
ject "Supervision in the Small School viewing the library, the famous De-
System." troit Art Museum will be visited. This
The speaker will outline a course in building is directly across the street
supervision for a small school sys- from the library, and contains some
tem, giving the supervisory origaniza- of the most beautiful and most valu-
tion, its functions and methods of able art collections in this country.
operation. He will also explain what The party will return to Ann Arbor
the class room teachers have a right about six in the evening. The total
to expect from the supervisor in the expenses for the trip are estimated
program. at two dollars and fifty cents.


organist. It is a scholarly rather I Mrs. MacGregor helped us to forget Henri Mulet is a comparatively new
A review, by Miriam Mitchell ogns.I sashlryrte r.Mcrgrhle st ogt HniMlti oprtvl e The weather in New York has been
ATree w, by tirim itheFalty than emotional composition, made up that the composer was still in the favorite among the composers for or- wa thergvNwor een
Those who went to the Faculty of interesting fugues, which have the earlidr stages of his work, and that gans. His Toccata "Thou Art A ted the governor soon-
Concert last night with prejudices way of reminding one of his intense this, at least, was a somewhat un- Rock" is becoming quite familiar toIed to end the meeting a trifle sooner
against women organists stayed to interest in the church. finished work. Ann Arbor audiences, but last night than he had anticipated.
admire and to be entertained. Mar- Johnson's Evensong is a charming Wolstenholme's Romanza reflected 'it was played with a new interpreta-
thet Cincinna r, Costorydu of u- composition, peaceful and soothing in the contemporary in organ composi- tion and fervor which made it dis- SHIP SPEEDS FOR
the Cincinnatti Conservatory of Mu- its quiet but expressive variations. tions, and was interesting in its many tinct from previous performances. The MAROONED CREW
sicforerl a avoiteorgnis inAs Johnson says, It is a sad, sweet beautiful variations. One of the won- concluding number of Mulet's Byzan-
Springfield, Ohio, brings to her con- melody, like the wind as it walls its derful parts of an organ is the Vox tine Sketches, the Toccata also served j (By The Associated Press)
cert performances a perfectness of evening hymn over the rustling sea. Humana, and the mingling of the as a grand finale to Mrs. MacGregor's Aboard Russian Icebreaker Kr9
technique combined with an evident It was with a shock that the audi- chimes with the chanting of the choirs concert. sarin in Arctic, July 11-The Kra-
love for music that mark them as be- ence realized that the charm was was so real in the Bells of Saint Anne The usual, stereotyped remarks sarin tonight was putting on full
ing apart from the average recital.' broken and the composition ended. In de Beaupre by Russell, that the audi- ! which are usually attached to artists speed and its crew Was prepared for
She has the strength of a male or- contrast to the Evensong were the torium becomes a chapel. We could do not serve in this case, for Mrs. superhuman effort to reach Dr. Finn-
ganist and the tenderness and the bold, powerful movements of the Pre- not but feel the solemnity of the bene- MacGregor is not only an artist, but Malmuren, leader of the walking
feeling of the female. lude, and Fugue in D Major, by Bach. diction with the bells again chiming a highly individualistic one. So it is party of the Nobile expedition, and
The Allegro Vivace from Widor's In it we feel the influence of Bach's in the distance. Although not the best both a privilege and a pleasure to en- his comrades, who were discovered
Fifth Symphony shows not only the predecessor, Buxtehude. The prelude number artistically, perhaps, Russell's joy these bits of musical art with an today by the Russian aviator, Chuk-
superb tones of the new Frieze Me- was typically Bach, but in the Bells stood out as the most beautiful organist whose recommendation is her hnozsky, on thel ice about twenty
mortal organ, but the mastery of the Fugue only the capable playing of number on the program. love for the work she has mastered. miles from the vessel's position.

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