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VOL. X. NO. 38.



Fossils Preserved in Arid Lands
Supply Clues to Life of 200
Million Years Ago.
Geologic Animals of Huge Size
Roamed Over Northwestern
Nebraska Plans-.
There is no reason to suppose
why man as the master of-the earth1
will not pass away in geologic
time," said Prof. Russel C. Hussey
in an interview after an illustrated
lecture in the Natural Seience au -
ditorium yesterday. "Already," he
said, "the nervous system of man
has become so specialized and deli-
cate that thie least disturbance up-
sets it, and perhaps," he contin-
uied, "it is the insects of our day
that challenge the mastery of 1
man." The insects, he felt, are a
very real problem on the farm even
today and perhaps it will be
through the food supply that the
attack will be launched on man.
Fossils Give Clues
"Fossils of animaals that have been
preserved for hundreds of millions
of years in the geological forma-
tions of the earth give, us the clues
to the life that has prevailed upon
this earth," said Professor Hussey
in his lecture. "Animals almost a
hundred feet in length and twenty
northwestern Nebraka and wein do
not kow why the perished and,
Professor Hussey said.
"The Dinosaur of which there
were 24 varieties during their ro-
niantic and exciting age when they
hel complet masterye overthe
matic animals attaining an age of
300 to 400 years," said Professor
Hussey, "and their direct descend-
ants today are the birds that were
in the beginning reptiles with
feathers." Professor Hussey said
that "this connection would never
have been established if even the
remains of the feathers had not
been preserved for us through the
geological ages."
Three Factors Involved.
The preservation of fossils, Pro-
fessor Hussey explained, has been'
possible through three probable
means. Animals coming to their
drinking holes which had marshy
ground around them became bog-
ged and sank into the soft mud of
the period. The skeletal remains of
animals are today the fossils from
which we derive our knowledge of
the period. In other plades, Prof es-
sor Hussey said, in the gsphalt pits
where the oil with a tarry base
flowed on the surface the animals
became enveloped in preservative
coating which excluded all air'.
Brush fires drove herds of animals
over cliffs Into lakes where the an-
imals became imbeded in the soft
mud of the lakes and thus their
b o n y parts have been preserved,
Professor IHussey said.

More Than 75 Blazes Reported
in Upper Peninsula.
( ByO A so c ia t e P r s s
thirsty timber of the northland
crackled today.
Reports of new danger points
came In hourly as flames blazed
through parchede cut-over andga tm
peninsula and northern Wisconsin.
An observer in a forest patrol
tower 60 miles north of Menominee
said he counted 10 separate fires
within 10 miles of his tower.
In the drought-stricken peninsu-
la counties, more than 75 separate
fires were reported. These ragedl
through Marquette, Dickinson,
Luce, Schoolcraft, Alger, Chippewa,
and Mackinac counties. Highway
travel has been cut off between
Cedar River and Stevenson in
Mackinac county.
All of Menominee county was in.



in Final Summer Exuson
Summer Session will be a repeti-
tion of Excursion number two
for the benefit of those who were
unable to take the latter. It will
be given tomorrow afternoon,
and will cover the Ford plant at
River Rouge.
The excursionist will see the
main assembly line, from the
point where a chassis Is put on
it to the place where a complet-
ed automobile drives away un-
der its own power. Approximate-
ly two hours will be spent in the
Ford plant.
Reservations for the trip, Wells
announced yesterday, mrusth b
before 6 o'clock tonight. The
number who will take the ex-
cursion will be limited, as in
previous years the applications
have been large. The cost of the
trp if$tudents go in the buses
Annual Meetings of Men's and
Women's Clubs Will Close
Summer Social Season.-


Players Will Conclude Second
Season With Famous
Dumas Drama.


Costumes to be Feature
Last Production-;
Opens Tonight.

C. W.



The last large social event of the
Summer Session will be given when
the Education clubs hold their an-
nual joint banquet at 6:15 o'clock
tonight in the Union. Charles W'.
shol LiverpdoosEngland, and a
authority on secondary school mat-
ters, will speak on '"The Green
Miss Roxie Andrews will speak
as the representative of the Wom-
en's Education club, and Dr. Otto
f"Iaisley, of the Men's Education
club, will talk on the "Social Ad-
vantages in Membership in the
Men's Education club."
The following musical program
will be included:
Marche Milita ire Viennois. Kreisler
Melodie.. . . ... . ... .Tschaikowsky
-Romine G. Hamilton, violin
,Tom Jones, cello
Jack Conklin, piano
"Have' you seen but a whyte Lile
grow". . .. .. ... .. .. .Old English
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've
Seen. . . ... . .. ..Negro Spiritual
Lullaby. . ... .. .. . ... .. ...Brahms
Erma Louise Kropp
Francis D. Peck, accompanist
Officers of the Women's Educa-
tion club during the Summer Ses-
sion have been Miss Alice Wallin,
president; Miss Lyda McHenry,
secretary; Miss Ethel Dow, treasur-
er; Miss Berniece Backus, chairman
of the program committee; and
Miss Esther Belcher, chairman of
the social committee.
The administrative committee of
the Men's Education club is com-
posed of C. W. Price, Stephen Nes-
bit, and C. L. Hamilton. Approxi-
mately 175 guests are expected to

Alexandre Dumas' famous spec-
tacular drama, "The Three Musket-
eers," wil lbe presented at 8: 15 0'-
clock tonight in the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn theatre by the Michigan
Repertory Players in the last week
of their second summer season.
Performances will also be given at
8:15 o'clock Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday nights.
With the complete cast totalling
mnore than 30 persons, "The Three
Musketeers" will be the most pre-
tentious production yet staged by
Play Production. Elaborate period
costumes for the entire cast were
designed and executed by Mrs.
Marian Galloway, costumiere for
the Players, who began prepara-
tions for this production early in
the summer. Sets have been built
by Charles Holden, '30, and .Dean
Currie, '30, graduate assistants in
the department.
Music Will Be Used.
Music from the musical comedy,
"The Three Musketeers," -will be
used throughout the production.
The acting version of Dumas' cele-
prepared by Charlesd Rien.r w
Prof. Elmer W. Hickman,guest di-
rector of Play Production for the
summer season, from the Carnegie
Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh,
is in charge of the staging of the I
final offering of the repertory
The large cast is headed by Alan
Handley, '32, as d'Artagnan, who
has been well received by Ann Ar-
bor audiences for his work as Ned
in Barry's "Holiday" and as Ned in I
"The Criminal Code." He also had I
a leading role in the laboratory pre-
sentation last year of Thurnau's
"City Haul."
Many Favorites in Cast.
The three Musketeers, Athos,
Porthos, and Aramis will be played
by Edward Fitzgerald, Charles
Moyer, and Robert Huber, respect-
ively. Fitzgerald will be remem-
bered for his successful perform-
ance as Bob Graham, the lead in
"The Criminal Code," while Moyer
has scored hits this summer as
Andy in O'Neill's "Beyond the Ho-
rizon" and as Capt. Gleason in ''The
Criminal Code."
King Louis XIII of France will
be played by Martin Palmer who
was seen as the ship captain in
~"Beyond the Horizon." Richard
'Woellhaf, who scored a tremendous
success as the prison surgeon in
"The Criminal Code," will appear
as Cardinal Richelieu. Norman
Brown, seen this summer as Mr.
Seton in "Holiday," will play as the
Duke of Buckingham. The part of
Ann of Austria, Queen of France,
'will be taken by Dee Thompson and
that of Lady de Winter by Isobel
Yealy, both of whom appeared in
''Beyond the Horizon."

Eight Selections Will Compose
Third Program; Solo to
be Feature.
Michigan's summer band will
present its third concert on the 11-
brary steps from 7 to 8 o'clock to-
Among the eight numbers on to-
night's program will be a solo on
the euphonium, an instrument that
is declared to be unusually difficult
to play. With it Frank L. Mercier
will offer Southwell's "Execution."
There will be only one more eve-
ning program this summer, to be
given next Wednesday night, it was
announced by Nicholas D. Falcone,
director of the band. The band or-
ganized for the first time this sum-
mer from students on the campus
who have had experience In other
musical organizations has met with
such success that Director Falcone
plans on organizing a band every
summer. Next season he hopes to
have a still larger band and to give
concerts in other cities.
The program f or tonight will be
as follows:
Star Spangled Banner, Key;
March - On the Campus, Sousa;
Overture to Orpheus, Off enbach;
Two dances from the Nutcracker
Suite, (a.) Danse Chinoise, (b.)
Danse des Mirlitons, Tchaikowsky;
Euphonium solo, Execution, South-
well (Frank L. Mercier); Excerpts
from Carmen, Bizet; Ballet Egyp-
tien, (a.) Allegro non troppo (b.)
Allegretto, (c.) Andante espressivo;
Allegro, Luigini; Yellow and the
Blue, Balfe.
Falcone announced yesterday
that encores to the program will be
in the form of college airs which
are popular on the campus, al-
though darkness may cut these

Afternoon Conference Lecturer
Cite Tred Towrd Child
Work in Public Schools.
"There is an increasing tendency
to incorporate the nursery school
asa part of the public school sys-
tm," Dr. Willard C. Olson explain-
ed before the afternoon conference
on Trends in Child Development
yesterday. "The emotional growth
in children takes place to a great
extent bef thore te present school
age. So, if this vital period can be
regulated by organized supervision
a great many new educationial de-
velopments shall be possible. A
nursery school included in a public
school system with its emphasis on
freedom, physical health, mental
hygiene and growth will have some
impression in the treatment of
children in the years that follow."
"It appears," he continued "that
nursery school leaders have been
willing to give a practical applica-
tion and demonstration of what
our educational philosophers have
been talking about and have not
stopedtheir practical application
at such an early point in their
philosophy as has been long too
common in many of our traditlon-
al programs."
"It may be, of course that the re-
sistence to the incorporation of
what is clearly indicated by best
judgement," Professor Olson said,
"is less at a period when most per-
sons have little concern for edu-
cation as such, or it may seem to
be the healthy resistance to inno-
vations in the absence of clearly
seen and widely accepted desirabil-
ity. However we have ceased to
expucatirevolutions in the field of
deliver* te last ofthelecture se
ries this afternoon at 4 o'clock in
the auditorium of University High
The speech will culminate the
public functions in the education
school for this summer.

Dale Jackson and Forrest O'Brine, St. Louis endurance fliers, who
are near the mark of ,554 hours set last month by the Hunter brothers
of Chicago. If they remain in the air until 10:00 o'clock this morning
they will have broken all existing records of continuous flight. .

Jackson, O'Brine Will Exceed
Hunters' Mark if in Air
After 9:52 O'cdock.
Will Attempt to Remain in Air
to Establish Record
of 1,000 Hours.
ST. LOUIS, Aug.a 12.-ale (Red)
Jackson and Forrest O'Brine ex-
pect to be recrowned kings of en-
durance flyers tomorrow, but they
don't intend to return to earth for
the ceremonies, not for another
two or three weeks anyway.
Their immediate goal, that of
dethroning Kenneth and John
Hunter, the Illinois farm boys who
set a 554-hour record at Chicago
last month, was just over the hor-
izon tonight. They had been up 537
hours at 4:11 p.m., c.s.t. If their
monoplane, Greater St. Louis, is
still droning over Lambert, St.
Louis field at 8:52 a.m. tomorrow,
they ill equal the Hunter brothers'
mark, and an hour later the new
record will be chalked up.
Will Not Quit
"The voice of the little orange
and yellow bungalow," as O'Brine
has dubbed the endurance plane,
speaking to the ground crew over
short wave-length transmitter
served notic oday the airme
sky soon.
When and if the record is broken,
there will be a demonstration on
the field below and the endurance
team probably will do a little ca-
celebration, but the flyersathen eh-
pect to point their rugged ship to-
ward a 1,000-hour record or about
six weeks of sustained flight.
Jackson said today he had his
"mind on that mark now" if the
motor lasts. It was leisurely and
smoothly slashing Its way through
the hours towards the new record
tonight with no signs of weakness.
Flying Robin Plane
The determined Jackson-O'Brine
team flew to fame last year in the
St. Louis Robin, the same type of
plane being used this year. The St.
Louis Robin mark of 420 hours al-
most doubled the previous record
and 'was regarded epochal at that
If Jackson and O'Brine set a new
record they will be the first refuel-
ling endurance flyers to regain the
sustained flight record after having
lost it.
Chain Stores to be Discussed
by Experienced Debaters.
Debate upon the proposition "Re-
solved that chain meat and gro-
[cery stores are detrimental to the
people of Michigan" will be held
at 8 o'clock tonight in the Adelphi
room, fourth floor of Angell hall.
Prof. Gail E. Densmore of the
speech department Is thegsponsor
and importantbefore the plic
at the present time. Open debate
on the proposition has been en-
dorsed by the National Chain Store
association and by the Michigan
Independent Stores association.

According to Professor Densmore,
the State High School Debating
league will use the subject next
year, and the two winning teams
of the league will debate for the
state championship at Hill auditor-
lum in 1931.
Albert B. Becker, Ethel B. Wise-
hart, and Arthur Secord compose
the affirmative team, and Louis
Roberts, Bernice Gibbs, and Or-
mand J. Drake make up the nega-
tive team. All are experienced de-
baters sand have been members of
college or university teams. Prof.
James M. O'Neill of the pseech de-


Editor's Note: This is the fourth of a series
wate ytem and the fasibility ofi-
stalling a new supply plant. The articles
will appear from time to time throughout
the remainder of the Summer Session.
"There is absolutely no question
that It costs the Ublversity many
thousands of dollars every year be-
cause of the hard water that is sup-
plied to it by the city," said Mr.
E. C. Pardon, in charge of the
buildings and grounds of the Uni-
versity, in an interview yesterday.
"As recently as last summer when
the cold water mains of the West
Engineering building were clogged
up several barrels of scale was tak-
en out of them and parts of the
main were so rusted that they had

ed mains that is the main cost,"
Pardon said. "It is the maintenance
service. The toilet fixtures, for in-
stance, need constant attention.
Does anybody know what the rest
of the city mains must be like?
They may be half full of scales,
when with all our care we found
the condition that existed in the
University mains."
O0 Westher?4a

"The University has one 10,000
gallons per hour and one 40,000
gallons per hour softening plant
besides half a dozen others located
in different buildings." Pardon said,

"and plans are being made to in-
stall another 40,000 gallons per
hour softening plant soon."
"For the one 40,000 gallons plant
it cost the University $3,370 to op-
erate for one year. This includes 5
or 6 carloads of salt,1loss of Inter-
est on the investment, wages of the
operator and other incidentals."
"Water bill at the Betsy Barbour
has almost doubled since the soft-
ener was put in," Pardon explained.
"We think It is because of back
washing necessary for the softener

American League
New York 6, Detroit 5
Boston 5, St. Louis 4
Philadelphia 9-7, Cleveland 1-0
Washington 5, Chicago 4 ,
National League
Chicago 3, Brooklyn 2
(11 innings)
St. Louis 4, Boston 2
Pittsburgh 8, Philadelphia 7
(14 innings)
Pittsburgh 8, Philadelphia 3

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