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VOL. X, No. 21 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, 'THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1929 PRICE FIVE CENTS

HEAD OF MILWAUKEE'S
PUBLIC SCHOOL PLANT
TALKS TOEDUCATORS
SUPERINTENDENTS OFTEN MUST
ASSUME SUCH DUTIES
THEMSELVES
ASSERTS THAT TYPE '
IS HARD TO PROCURE

YOUTHFUL STAR

'Most Cities Feeld Lack
Aid of This Sort,
Declares

of Sufficient
Speaker

Addressing one of the regular"
o-lock assemblies of the School o'
-lucation in the auditorium 0'
*ie University high school yester-
lay afternoon, William W. Theisen,.
superintendent of the Milwaukee j
public schools, pointed out that it
has always been difficult, in a large
school system to obtain supervisorn .
of departments teaching the reg-
ular :academic' subjects. His gen.
eral topic was "Supervision in
City School System."
Theisen, who is a member of the'
Tummer Session faculty, has had Wilmer Allison
vide experience inh school adminis- One of the envied four to be
Tation, having been a member o 1 named to represent the United
;he administrative staff of the States in the Davis Cup inter-zone
Cleveland public schools. Follow finals against Germany.
ing that, he served for some time
in an official capacity on the State
Department of Public Instructior J1PI
of Wisconsin, and is at present the IS TO SPEAK
associate superintendent of schools
Milwaukee.
"Although in most cities the staff
available for supervisory work is
quite limited," he stated, ita y F. B. Dresslar Will' Read Two Papers
get supervisors for the specialized on Development and Decoration
subjects such as industrial aits, in High Schools
music, and art."
According to Theisen it is equal- IS UNION DINNER SPEAKER1
ly difficult to secure capable lead-
ers of the departments teaching I
the general run of academic sub- Dr. Fletcher B. Dresslar, professor
jects. Due to this condition, it has of school hygiene at George Pea-
become the duty of many superin- body college for Teachers, will de-{

ATTEMPT TO DEFINE
WIT SHOWS LACK
OFIT-WYNNJES
DEVISES TEST TO DETERMINE
QUANTITATIVE RESPONSE
TO WIT
ENGLISHMAN QUOTES s
FROM GEORGE SHAW
Selected Group Comprising Various
Types in Order To Gain Best
Representation
In his lecture yesterday after-
noon on the "Appreciation of Wit," I
delivered in Natural Science Audi-
torium, Prof. Wynn-Jones of the
University of Leeds characterized
the effort to define wit by quoting
G. B. Shaw to the effect that to
define either Wit or Beauty im-
plied a lack of appreciation for
either. Prof. Wynn-Jones' efforts,
however, have been confined to a
study of the appreciative reactions
to wit, and not of its nature. His
lecture was an exposition of his
methods and conclusions.
In accordance with modern sci-
entific tendencies he determined
on a test which should furnish
quantitative results. To this end
he collected a number of examples
of the various categories of wit,
and presented them to representa-
tive groups of students from the
four groups; University graduates,
high school graduates, grade school
graduates, and children in the
sixth grade. The students were re-
quested, as each "funny story" was
told them, to write down "the
point" as they "saw" it. In many
cases, Professor Wynn-Jones con-?
fessed, the students' answers were
more amusing than the original
stories, but the accuracy in deter-
mining "the point" gave him fig-1
ures which could be interpreted on
a percentage basis and hence might
function as a quantitative meas-
ure of appreciative reaction.
From this type of inquiry Prof.
Wynn-Jones arrived at the con-
clusion that although there could
be no hard and fast boundary line
between wit and humor, wit con-
sisted in a juxtaposition of entities
familiar in themselves but unfa-
miliar in connection with each
other. For this reason, he believed,
in the enjoyment of wit there is a
split-second of synthesis out of
which appreciation springs.
His examination also drove Prof.
Wynn-Jones to the conclusion in
disagreement with G. K. Chester-
ton-that wit is generally apprec-
iable, and depends, not upon lo-
calities, but upon the intelligence,
in the appreciator.-

80 SOIEITOOVERNMENT
BREAKS DIPLOMATIC
TIES WITH CHINESE;
CHINESE NATIONALISTS FAIL
ULTIMATUM COMPLIANCE
WITHIN TIME SET
NANKING COMMUNIQUES
ATTEMPT CONCILIATION
Liberation of Prisoners Is Demanded
by Terms of the Ultimatum
Issued by Soviets
(By Associated Press)
MOSCOW, July 18.-Russia, to-
night broke off diplomatic rela-
tions with China.
Russia's action came at the ex-
piration of the timer set by the ul-
timatum which the Soviet Union
dispatched to China on July 13.
The ultimatumn gave the Nation-
alist government at Nanking three
days in which to rescind its action
in seizing the Chinese Eastern
railway at Manchuria.
It also demanded restoration to
office of the Russian officials who
had been deposed from their places
in the railways and the liberation
of all Russian nationals held in
prison. By the terms of the ulti-
matum the closing of Russian in- I
stitutions in Manchuria such asj
banks, railway union and business
places also was to be rescinded.
While the three days specified in
the ultimatum would have expired
Tuesday, yet the Soviet govern-
ment learned that there had been
a delay of at least 24 hours in
translating and transmitting the
note to Nanking. With this time
added, the ultimatum expired at,
midnight Wednesday, which was
almost the exact hour at which an-
nouncement of the break was
made.!
Nanking had sent a reply which
the Tass agency, official Russian
news distributor, described as a
conciliatory communique as given
out in Moscow.
NANKING, July 18.-A member
of the central executive commit-
tee of the Kuomintang, which is
the political heart of the National-
ist government, told newspaper-
men this afternoon that the gov-
ernment would resist to the very1
end any Russian threats growing
out of the taking over of the Chi-
nese Eastern railway at Manchuria.
He said there were alarming
rumors respecting the military I
preparations of the Soviet govern-l
ment, but that the Nationalists1
were determined to hold what they
now possessed in Manchuria. ]
As announced in China, the Nan-1
king reply contained three points I
which the Nationalists considered'
of special importance. The firstc
was that Chu Zao Yang, former
ambassador at Moscow, soon would1
leave Nanking for the Soviet cap-
ital to discuss all questions between
the two governments.

FORMER ENVOY

MACDONALD JOURNEY
TO AMERICA PROBABLE
ACCORDINGTO REPORT
PLANS FOR NAVAL REDUCTION
PERFECTED WITH AID
OF DAWES
PREMIER TO GIVE VIEWS
ON DISARMAMENT SOON
Expect American Government To
Make Arrangements for Meet=
ing with Hoover
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, July 18.-Ramsay Mac-
Donald, Prime Minister of Great
Britain, and Charles G. Dawes,
American ambassador, have pushed
their informal conversations on
naval reduction so far that the
projected visit of the Prime Min-
ister to America has reached the
stage of early probability.
It was learned today that a con-
ference between the two statesmen
in the Premier's private office in
the House of Commons was con-

L. M. Karakhan
Who signed the ultimatum of
the Soviet government to China,
was former Russian ambassador to!
the Republic.
ITYTNI OTS

cerned with finding a suitable time
for the visit. The question of how
to make it most effective has also
been taken up, the idea being to
Only 13 Teams Remain in Singles clear the ground sufficiently to
Matches, While 7 to Meet warrant making a forthright issue.
in Doubles Members of the House of Com-
mons, recognizing the delicate
3 REACH QUARTER FINALS chaacter of the conversation, have
not insisted on eliciting further in-
formation from the government6
With the necessary early round The Premier, however, mentioned
matches out of the way, play in the subject yesterday at the pri.
the Ann Arbor citywide tennis vate meeting of the Labour party.
tournament is nearing champion- 'It is understood, he intimated, that
ship proportions. Thirteen sur- any arrangements for a meeting
n. T e s with President Hoover would natur-
vivors remain in the competition ally be made in Washington and
for the singles crown while but any definite announcement he
seven teams have survived in the might make himself would be given
quest for doubles honors. in. Parliament. This was inter-
The m e hav rh preted as a promise to give infor-
Three men have reached the aI t h
I mation to the House of Commons
quarter final round of the singles. as soon as thereows a definite
In the upper bracket Johnson has development.
won his way through the prelim- It also became known that Mr
mary matches to await the winner MacDonald is to make a statement
of the Hall-Christianson contest, _+ -1 ,-I

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tendents to carry out the work and liver two important papers at the
assume the responsibilities of sup- third week end conference, of the
ervisor himself. In many cases, School of Education, July 19 and 20.1
this action results in the slighting The first of these on "Tendencies1
of necessary administrative work in School Plant Development" will
in many departments because the be given at the dinner meeting at
superintendent feels that he has the Union on Friday night and the
other responsibilities which he con-
siders more important. Theisen second,on "The Valuve of Interior
suggested that this difficulty could Decoration" in the University high
be overcome to some extent through school auditorium Saturday mor-
departmentalization by which ar- ning, at 9 o'clock.
rangement each branch of instruc- Dr. Fletcher B. Dresslar is in-
tion would be adequately directed. ternationally known for his pioneer
The speaker pointed out that work in the field of. educational
most teachers have some particular designing.
thing in their list of teaching sub- Other speakers at this week end
jects in which they excel, and conference include: Prof. Arthur
through the concentrated teaching B. Moehlman; Dean Wilford Cof-
-of which the students would be fey, of the College of the City of
'geatly benefited. Also, each in-
structor usually has some in- Detroit; Prof. H. 0. Whittemore,
dividual idea which isworth while, department of landscape design;
.and if the superintendent can col- Dr. W. W. Theisen, assistant sup-
liect these ideas and make them erintendent of Milwaukee public
ayallable for all instructors under schools, and Superintendent F. W.
his direction far greater efficiency Frostic, Wyandotte public schools
would be realized.
As a means of carrying this out, FORTY-NINE STUDE]
Theisen suggested that the super- ND ENJOY
intendent make u~e of his out- { ANDE J Y:NIAG
standing teachers by calling upon
them to present to other teachers Armed with knapsacks, field
in the same subject such methods glasses and kodaks, 49 Sunmer
or teaching devices which they may School students met at the corner
have successfully used. of Packard and State streets at
Prof. Arthur B. Moehlman of the 2:30 Friday, July 12, enthusiastic
'University high school will deliver over the prospects of seeing in the'
the 4 o'clock lecture today, speak- near future Niagara Falls, a more
ing on "The Technique of a State talked of place than many of the
Educational Survey.'' wonders of the world.
The party proceeded to Detroit
GERMANY SELECTS by electric car and boarded the
steamer, "Greater Detroit," reputed
DA VIS CUP T E A M to be the Leviathan of the lakes.
Congenial groups spent that first
BERLIN, July 18.-While Ger- evening dining, dancing and "deck-
-many rested all its hopes in the ing."
hands of its young sensations, In Niagara the party divided;
Daniel Trenn and Hans Molden- part going through the carborun-
ha er, the United States tonight dem and the graphite plants with
(definitely selected Bill Tilden and Prof. Smith of the Geology Depart- r
:Frank Hunter to play the singles, ment, as a guide, while the rest ofj
and Wilmer Alison and John Van the party went through the Shred-
:Ryn the doubes, in the interzone ded Wheat Factory with Prof.I
Davis cup finals against the Ger- Crawford of the Educational De-
mans this week-end. partment.
Discarding the double combina- Points of interest visited in the
tion*of Heinz Landmann and Hein- afternoon were: The subteranean
rich Kleinschroth which lost in passage under the Horseshoe Falls,
the series with England, the Ger- aerial tram, Niagara Glen, where
mans sprang # surprise by naming Profs. Rowe and Smith conducted
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while in
drawing

the lower
Suazedde

bracket of the
and Upjohn

on the full navadisarmament
question. A. V. Alexander, first
lnrl o Hi armirIsvarmamntr

""a of te aamiraity, announced
have reached the quarter finals j~~'IOl uI~~uaiiui~
ad rileedth uthis when he was questioned in the
and will meet. House of Commons today. He
The remaining matches Schu- could not say when the statement
mann will match strokes with would be made.
Christianson, Nyswander will meet Mr. Alexander also said that he
Hazelton, Cabot is slated to en- was unable to announce any date
gage Rudder and Gardner to meet on which decision would have been
Faust. formulated as to the future of the
In the doubles competition the great Singapore naval base, as a
combination of Dale and Sharf- number of important and difficult
man has survived the quarter- matters had to be taken into ac-
finals and awaits the winner of the count.

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Upjohn - Rudder --Frisinger - Ward
match in the semi-finals. In the
upper bracket of the draw the
Eardley - Faust combination willi
meet the team of Kern and Diackf
for the right to play the winnersi
of the Christianson-Hazelton-An-k
derson-Swanson match.

It was learned . that the ambas-
sador visited Premier Ramsay Mac-
Donald at his country official res-
idence at Chequers over the week
end and continued the talk oin
naval limitation and disarmament
begun at Forres soon after General
Dawes' arrival.

NTS DANCE, DINE
xARA STEAMER TRIP
to go along, Brock's Monument,
on Queenstown Heights, and Whirl-
pool Rapids.
The Falls, illuminated by the
spectrum, furnished the entertain-
ment for the evening. The Cave
of the Winds on Goat Island, The
Maid of the Mist, the Three Sister
Islands were visited Sunday A. M.
In the afternoon several of the
party took a bird's eye view of the
Falls from aeroplanes.
About 4 p. m. the crowd left
Niagara, happy and laden with
souvenirs, for Buffalo where we
boarded the steamer, "Greater Buf-I
falo," for Detroit. The orchestra
aroused much enthusiasm by ren-
dering several college songs, old
favorites, and numbers by special
request. Several tables of bridge.
were formed early in the evening,
put later all joined in a Michigan
Rally on deck C. Songs, humorous
speeches, and tricks comprised the
crowning events of this social func-
tion. Later the moon-lit decks,
lured many to seek refuge in their
shadows.
Monday morning brought the

Baseball Scores
(By Associated Press)
American League
Washington, 6, Chicago 2.
Cleveland 5, Athletics 2.
St. Louis 4, Boston 0.
Detroit 9, New York 8, 10 innings.
National League
Boston 7, 5, Pittsburgh 4, 3.
St. Louis 6, New York 1.
Brooklyn 10, Cincinnati 5.
Chicago 16, Philadelphia 3.-
So - -

TRAGIC REPLACES COMIC ON LEAGUE
STAGE IN "CHILDREN OF THE MOON"
A Review by William J. Gorman just a bit difficult to believe in the
The susceptible ones in the au- thoroughly eupeptic Major's invi-
dience must have looked askance tation to a suicidal aeroplane ride.
at the moon as they left' the thea- j The production is on the whole
ter last night for a capable cast quite daring, the more grotesque
succeeded with fair degree of con- I effects (which might very easily
vincingness in portraying a whole verge on the ludicrous) being
family under its most malicious in- boldly emphasized. The most not-
fluence. Flavin's play is Ibsen able achievement was that of Miss
quite cleverly romanticized in the Tennant who applied a keen intel-
direction of the grotesque by the ligent and a mature technique to
curious nature of the "hereditary her task of projecting the mood
taint." The story is crude but it and atmosphere for the whole play.
does have a sense of accumulating, The same perfection was achieved
inescapable doom that slowly grips, by Robert Wetzel in the more minor
even while it moves backward to portrait of the maundering grand-
the story of the tragic beginning! father. Miss Whiteman's courage
of the mad Athertons. The play is in the part of the neurasthenic
of course a study in character but mother is to be commended; some
Flavin, has made a gallant effort of the effects she achieved (espe-
to give his characters a suitable cially with facial contortions) were
frame, to hack out a sturdy struc- extremely vivid, others less so; but
ture. she kept a difficult part always in
For two acts (in spite of a drag- the tone of the drama. There is a
ging first act) he has succeeded. ;question as to the casting of Miss
The conflict between the tolerant, Orr; her voice and whole stage
seeing grandmother and the blind, manner are a bit too immature for
selfish mother, is quite acute trag- the difficult part.
edy, rising to a really tremendous The mere attempt of Flavin's
climax. By invading the sanctity play was an achievement since it
of American respect for mother- obviously does not revolve tenderly
hood, Flavin really produces some and ludicrously around the charms

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