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VOL. X. NO. 28.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1930

PRICE FIVE CENTS

LAURALITTLEFIELD'
A PPOINTED 1TO6GIVE
MUSIC INSTRUCTION!
Noted Concert Artist Selected
to Supplant May Strong
as Voice Professor.
IS RADCLIFFE GRADUATE
Newcomer to Faculty of Music
School Has Experience with
Recording, Concert Work.
Coming shortly after the an-
nouncement of the appointment of
Arthur Hackett, well-known concert
singer, to the School of Music fac-
ulty, it was announced yesterday
that Laura Littlefield, concert so-
prano with the Boston Symphony
orchestra for 12 years, has been ob-
tained for the school staff.
The announcement was made
yesterday by President Charles A.
Sink of the music school. Mrs.
Littlefield has studied under some
of the foremost teachers of voice
in the world, according to hisstate-
ment.
The singer has spent the last two
days in Ann Arbor, making ar-
rangements to take up her position
as assistant professor of voice.
Slugs on Concert Stage
Mrs. Littlefield has given concerts
in many of the larger cities of the
country, and in addition has re-
corded her voice in a large number
of phonograph records.
She is a graduate of Radcliffe. At
first, she took up the study of the
violin, later transferring to voice
work under Gallison of Boston. Her
studies were continued under Jean
de Reske of Paris, J. E. Bristol and
Herbert Witherspoon of *w York,
and George Longy and Emil Mel-
lenhauer of Boston.
Taught for Five Years
Her appearances with the Boston
Symphony orchestra were under
the direction of Muck and Montoux.
Besides the work there, she has
given performances with the New
Haven symphony orchestra, and In
Cleveland, San Francisco, London,
and the continental cities. She was
soloist in the new Old South church
in Boston for ten years.
The newcomer to the faculty has
spent five years in the teaching of
music. Part of this time was spent
as a member of the faculty of Brad-
ford academy, Massachusetts. She
has also served on the educational
staff of the Victor Talking Machine
company.
She will take the place of Miss
May Strong, who recently resigned
as a member of the faculty.
PILOTS WILL END
AIR DERBY TODAY
Gehlbach Holds Lead as Flyers
Reach Chicago from Lincoln.
(By Associated Press)
CHICAGO, July 31.-With only
one lap yet to go, Lee Gehlbach,
of Little Rock, Ark., was again in
first place tonight in the All-Amer-
ican Air derby.
The Arkansas aviator flew to Chi-
cago from Lincoln, Neb., today in
three hours, 48 minutes and 27 sec-
onds. This was 10 minutes slower
than the time made by Lowell
Bayles, of Springfield, Mass., second

place man, who won today's lap
from Lincoln.
Gehlbach's unofficially elapsed
time is about four hours less than
the Massachusetts flyer and virtu-
ally assures him of victory unless
an accident befalls him in the final
top to Detroit tomorrow.
Weddel and Hamer took off from
Lincoln for Chicago this afternoon
after making repairs to their planes.
The following table shows the
order of the arrival of the flyers
here from Lincoln and their elapsed
time:
Flyer Time
Lowell Bayles, Springfield, Mass..
........................ 3:38:30
Lee Gehlbach, Little Rock, Ark...
. ....................... 3:48:27
Charles Meyers, Cleveland..4:00:24
Henry Ogden, Englewood, Cal....
. .................... 4:06:07
W. C. Cahill, Cleveland.....4:20:38
Cecil Coffrin, Brooklyn.....4:33:10
H. W. Holliday. Rapidan.Va. 5:01:17

R-100, GIANT ENGLISH DIRIGIBLE, RETARDED BY STORMS,
NEARS MONTREAL AFTER 3,385-MILE TRANSATLANTIC TRIP

PROGRESS Of BRITISH D1IIIBLE
DELAYED BY STORM CONDITIONS;
WILL BEMOORED THIS MORNING

I

R-100, the world's largest dirigible, which was scheduled to reach St. Hubert Airport, near Montreal,
late last night. Squadron Leader Ralph S. Booth (inset) was in charge of the huge English airship in its
3,385 mile voyage across the Atlantic and Greenland. The ship carried 44 passengers.

GUINEAS MULTIPLY
KEEPER'S TROUBLES
(By Associated Press)
CHICAGO, July 31.-The charge
against Joseph Heinrich; pre-
ferred by neighbors, is that he
maintained a big crop of nui-
sances. The neighbors charged
that on a 75-foot lot he had
quartered 200 guinea pigs (last
count), 30 rabbits, 30 chickens,
4 goats and 4 dogs. The total is
268 nuisances.
The maximum fine for main-
taining one nuisance is $200. Mr.
Heinrich knows as well as any-
body else that $200 multiplied by
268 nuisances is a lot of money.
BLAZE PRVNTION
Says Smoking, Improper Use of
Matches Remain Chief
Causes of Fire.

CHINA REDS WOUND
AMERICN SAILORS
Five Seamen Sustain Injuries as
Gunboat Palos Reconnoiters
Near Communist Lines.
FIFTY SOVIETS KILLED
(By Associated Press)
SHANGHAI, July 31.-Five Amer-
ican sailors were wounded as the1
crew of the United States gunboat
Palos successfully fought off an at-
tack of Chinese Communists near
Changsha Wednesday. About 50
Communists were killed and many
wounded as the blue jackets re-
turned the fire of the Reds, who
raked the ship with machine guns
and rifles.
The Reds attacked from the
banks of the Slang River as the
Palos was approaching the Com-
munist-ravished city to make a
survey of the ruins. Opening fire
with 100 rifles and 10 machine guns
the Communists showered the Palos
with bullets.
Caught in close quarters and un-
able to turn back, the Palos brought
her three-inch rifles and machine
guns into action, firing into the at-
tackers at close range. The battle
raged for an hour before the Com-
munists were silenced.
The five sailors received flesh
wounds only.
After the battle the Palos with-
drew down the river. The Palos is
one of the six to 12 ships compris-
ing the American Yangtse patrol
headed by Rear-Admiral Thomas
Craven.
Admiral Craven is in the vicinity
of Kiukiang seeking information
concerning the extent of Commu-
nist depredations in Kipngsi prov-
ince. Unconfirmed reports Wednes-
day said Communists have occupied
Nanchang, Kiangsi, and were view-
ing Kiukiang with envious eyes.
A dispatch from Standard Oil Co.
offices at Kiukiang said foreigners
in Kuling, a summer resort, had
been urged by Chinese authorities
to leave immediately. Although
Chinese officials failed to explain
this request, it was considered an
indication they feared Communist
incursion of that area.
STEAMSHIP BURNS
IN JERSEY HARBOR
(By Associated Press)
JERSEY CITY, N. J., July 31.-
Fire discovered in the hold of the
Dollar liner, President Harrison,
three hours before she was to sail
on a round-the-world cruise, was
under control tonight. Great quan-
tities of water were poured in
through the hatches, however, caus-
ing the ship stern to stick in the
mud of the Hudson river.
Fire tugs and land apparatus
pumped into the vessel for more
than three hours but at 5 p.m., one
hour passed sailing time, only a
few thin whifs of smoke continued
to rise out of her hold.
Officials of the line would not es-
timate the damage at this time but
believed the water could be pumped
from the hatches to float the stern
in time to put out for San Franci-
co. the first port of call, by noon

CHINESE IN EAST
RENEW TONG WAR
Several Arrested in New York,
Boston after Outbreak.
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, July 31.-Police re-
serves patrolled Chinatown today
after the killing of one Chinese and
wounding of another signalled the
outbreak of a-new Tong war. Seven
Chinese were in jail.
The opening of hostilities be-
tween members of the On Leong
Tong and the Tong On here was
echoed in Boston where an On Le-
ong partisan was killed.
The first shooting occurred Wed-
nesday night when Nap Ling was
killed at the door of a Mott St.
laundry in the heart of Chinatown.
Police were on their way to the
scene of that attack when Soo Bock
Ling was shot 10 times at a bazaar
a few doors away.
Brooklyn police arrested four
Chinese on charges of violating the
anti-gun law when they found
them carrying three pistols and
seven bombs. The officers said the
prisoners were members of the On
Leong Tong.
MATTHEWS ASKS
BROADER RANGE
IN WORLD TRADE
(By Associated Press)
GRAND RAPIDS, July 31.- The
way out of the present business de-
pression lies in world markets, in
selling American surplus commodi-
ties to Europe and in buying more
of Europe's, said James Matthews,
director of distribution of the Bab-
son institute, Babson Park, Mass.,
speaking here today before the 37th
annual convention of the United
States Building and Loan league.
Mr. Matthews, noted business
forecaster, told his audience of 1,000
delegates that the real difficulty at
this time is of international scope
in that it involves the sale of sur-
plus American goods to the only
place left to sell-Europe.
The speaker criticized the United
States for lending additional funds
to Europe with the hope this money
will be used to purchase American
commodities and declared goods
must be paid for with goods, not
with loans.
"In spite of the howling about
the farm problem, the eighteenth
amendment andother outstanding
and glaring ills," said Mr. Matthews,
"the real difficulty before the Unit-
ed States at this time is one of
international scope. Since the great
war, we have been manufacturing
more commodities than we can ab-
sorb on the domestic market. Small
salaried people have partial equi-
ties in every conceivable household
appliance."
BASEBALL SCORES
American League
Cleveland 5, Detroit 3
New York 14, Boston 13
Philadelphia 4, Washington 3
Chicago 10-1, St. Louis 2-0
National League
New York 11, Boston 5
Philadelphia 12, Brooklyn 7
Pittsburgh 4, St. Louis 3
Only games scheduled..

HEALTH 1NSTITUTE
TO CONVENE TODAY
Hygiene Authorities to Discuss
Disease Control at Fifth
Conference.

Damaged Fin Results in
Slow Speed Down St.
Lawrence Valley.
BULLETIN
(By Associated Press)
ST. HUBERT AIRPORT, Que.,
July 31. -Flying field officials
in an official statement issued
tonight said the dirigible R-100
would not be moored here until
tomorrow morning, because of
unfavorable weather conditions.
The statement said the ship was
expected over the airport about
midnight but it would cruise
about the field until morning.
(By Associated Press)
ST. HUBERT AIRPORT, Quebec.,
July 31.-The British dirigible R-
100, largest of aircraft, tonight was
making slow progress down the St.
Lawrence- river valley. Headed for
this airport, after repairs were
made to a damaged fin which de-
layed her progress several hours,
passed over Quebec at 5:55 p.m.
(e. s& t.).
A message from Squadron Com-
mander R. S. Booth said that the
dirigible should reach St. Hubert by
11 p. m. She was due at 4 o'clock.
Appears in Distress.
The messages telling of the dam-
age did not detail its extent, nor
its nature. It was recalled the ship
scraped a fin in being walked from

CUMMINGS WILL

SPEAK

Several state and nationally
prominent authorities will discuss
control and various other phases,
of -hygiene work today in West
Medical building at the fifth of
the series of week-end Public
Health institutes sponsored by the
University division of Hygiene and
public health.,
The meeting will open at 9 o'-
clock under the chairmanship of
Dr. M. E. Soller, health officer of
Ypsilanti. Dr. H. S. Cumming, sur-
geon general of the United States
public health service, will open the
program with a lecture on "Inter-+
national Health Problems." Dr.
W. J. V. Deacon of the bureau of+
statistics in the state department
of health will follow at 10 o'clock
with a continuation of his discus-
sion on "Descriptive Vital Statis-
tics." At 11 o'clock Dr. H. F.:
Vaughan, Detroit health commis-
sioner, will speak on "Public Health
Administration-Medical."
Following the luncheon to be giv-
en at 12:15 o'clock in the Legue
building, Dr. D. M. Griswold, dep-
uty commissioner of the state
health department will reopen the
discussion at 2 o'clock with a talk
on "Meningitis Control."
Ida M. Haskins, director of
health education at- the Mansfield
public schools, Mansfield, Ohio, will
speak at 3 o'clock on "Methods and
Materials in Health Teaching." The
day's program will be concluded by
a lecture at 4 o'clock on "The
Year's Progress in Dental Hygiene,"
presented by Dr. R. W. Bunting,
professor of oral histology and'
pathology at the University.
Although these institutes have
been arranged to form a complete
series, single meetings may be at-
tended by payment of the registra-
tion fee at the office in West Medi-
cal building, it has been announced.
The lecture series will be contin-
ued tomorrow, opening at 9 o'clock.

CITES

LIGHTNING

RISKSI

"Smoking and the improper use
of matches continues to be the
greatest single cause of fires," said

Gordon L. Jensen of the engineer- her hangar at Cardington, Eng.,
ing school yesterday, speaking on several weeks ago. The fabric ap-
causes and prevention of fires in parently was damaged then so that
residences. "Break the match be- it could not withstand the batter-
fore you throw it away, or better, ing of the angry winds over the
put it and the cigar stub in a prop- north Atlantic.
er container," he continued. When the big silvered cigar
It is easy to start a fire without neared Quebec at 4:10 this after-
matches, he remarked; spontaneous noon it was apparent she was in
combustion is really common, and trouble since she was making slow
is best to destroy cloths used in headway and at times it appeared
connection with vegetable oils, such to be standing still or drifting with
as furniture polish, paints, and var- the wind. A few moments later
nishes, or place them in an ap- Squadron Commander Booth wire-
proved metal container. lessed the field here that she had a
The fuse in an electric circuit damaged fin and probably would
may be compared to the safety not arrive until tomorrow.
valve on a steam boiler; its purpose Recalls Grof Experience.
is to prevent overloads which might The mishap, coming almost at
overheat the wire and cause a fire, the end of the dirigible's voyage
according to Jensen. Overfusing or and just 150 .miles from her goal,
cutting out a fuse has the same ef- recalled a similar occurence aboard
fect as tying down a steam gauge. the Graf Zeppelin on her maiden
Defective extension cords may voyage to America two years ago.
cause fires, he pointed out, but The fabric was torn from the
there is no excuse for such danger Graf fin while she was over Ber-
since the local electric company muda, due largely to the carless-
will gladly service appliances. A pi- ness of a helmsman. Knut Eck-
lot light and an iron stand will re- ener, son of the Graf's commander,
duce the fire hazard from electric led a party which climbed out on
irons, Jensen said. Radios should be the bare framework and tied a fab-
p r o t e c t e d from lightning by ric and blankets together, to keep
grounds and lightning arresters, the wind out of the big ship's hol-
"The use of gasoline for cleaning low center. With the makeshift
is generally dangerous," he said. covering, the Graf continued safe-
"The friction caused by rubbingI ly to Lakehurst.
will frequently generate enough
heat to cause an explosion as will Leaders of Philippines
an open flame in the neighborhood.
Check to see that your cleaning Will Meet With Hoover
fluid is non-inflammable." (By Associated Press)
Probably the most important re- (A A sJocyat .-MPessQu'
quirement for a chimney from a MANILA, July 31.-Manuel Que-
safety standpoint is a solid founda- zon, senate president, Acting Senate
tio, he pointed out. In addition President Sergio Osmena and Act-
chimneys should be lined, he said. mg Speaker of the House De La

NEW EDISON EXAMINATION STUMPS
FORTY-NINE OFNATION'S BRIGHTEST
(By Associated Press)
WEST ORANGE, N. J., July 31.- ng of Mr. Edson's questions, the
Forty-nine bright young men, se- boys generally agreed, had to do
lected as this year's most promising with the scientific party stranded
peaated shlyear'sdms psinghin the desert. Here is the question:
preparatory school graduates i the You are the head of an expedition
48 states and the District of Colum- which has come to grief in the
bia dove down today into 50 type- desert. There is enough food and
written pages of one of Thomas A. water left to enable three people
Edison's celebrated questionnaires to get to the nearest outpost of
and came up smiling by shaking civilization; the rest must perish.
their heads. Your companions are (1) a brilliant
One of the youngsters is going to scientist, 60 years old, (2) two half-
be elected tomorrow for a four-year breed guides, ages 52 and 32; (3)
college course, all expenses paid, the scientist's wife, interested main-
but, before taking them on as a ly in society matters, aged 39; (4)
proteges, Mr. Edison wanted to her little son aged six: (5) the girl
know several things. And, as Robert you are engaged to marry; (6) your
C. Ladd, Vermont entrant, wanly best friend, a young man of your
observed as he left the examination, own age who has shown great
so much of it was the kind of stuff ( promise: in the field of science; (7)
you couldn't learn n school. The I yourself. Which would you choose

baascoayaccepred President
Hoover's offer to discuss the ap-
pointment of Nicholas Roosevelt as
vice governor of the Philippines.
In a message to the Filipino mis-
sion at Washington the insular
leaders said they were willing to
discuss the subject with an open
mind, in accordance with the pres-
dent's suggeston, ' prompted by a
sincere desire to reach a just and
satisfactory solution."
Ovr'e&+her Man
- l-
.r
Will continue to make hay while
the sun shines, since it is going to
be.generally fair again today with

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