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Discusses Possibility of Early
Ratification of London
Naval Treaty.

Repertory Players Will Present
Comedy of Dorothy Parker
and Elmer Rice.
Hailed by Critics as Greatest
Play of Kind; Prof.
Wallace Directs.
As its second presentation for the
1930 summer season, Play Produc-
tion's Michigan Repertory players
will offer "Close Harmony", by El-
mer Rice and Dorothy Parker, in




(By Associated Press)
WIMBLEDON, England, July 5-
Bill Tilden won the British tennis
singles championship today for the
first time since 1921, defeating his
sensational young countryman,
Wilmer Allison in the final in three
straight sets.
The scores were 6-3, 9-7, 6-4.
Mrs. Helen Wills Moody and Miss
Elizabeth Ryan today captured the
women's doubles in the Wimbledon
championships, defeating Sarah
Palfrey of Boston and Edith Cross
of San Francisco, 6-2, 9-7.
Mrs. Moody and Miss Ryan now
are supreme as a doubles team,
having won the French champion-
ship a few weeks ago as well as
taking the Wimbledon crown to-
The sensational play of little
Sarah Palfrey in a losing cause,
especially during the thrilling sec-
ond set, captured the imagination
of the big gallery which cheered
her every shot. In general the
crowd seemed to be on the side of
the youngsters although it was
fairly clear from the outset that
they were doomed to defeat.
The king, queen and Prince
George arrived to see the all-Amer-
ican final between Wilmer Allison
and Bill Tilden for the singles
championship. The players were
practicing as the royal personages
entered and they stood at attention
on the court as the monarch was
seated in the royal box. The
crowds, also standing, applauded.



the Lydia Mendelssohn theatre be-t
ginning next Wednesday night and
with performances on Thursday
and Saturday nights.1
Following the successful run of
Barry's "Holiday," -which was high
comedy involving New York society,
Play Production, in its next pre-
sentation will bring a biting satire*
of middle-class life in the suburbs;
of New York. "Close Harmony"
has been hailed by critics as the
greatest play of its kind, meeting
with a critical success in New York.
The play had a long successful run
in Chicago under the name of "The
Lady Next Door," and was well re-
ceived in Detroit as "Next Door."
The original production was
mounted by Arthur Hopkins with
James Spotswood, the star of "Ex-
cess Baggage," and Wanda Lyon in
the leading roles.
Benchley Asks Revival
There have been many attempts
on the part of New York critics,
especially Robert Benchley, to en-
courage a revival of "Close Harmo-
Elmer Rice, who collaborated
with Dorothy Parker in the writing
of this play, is also the author of
"Street Scene," last year's Pulit-
zer prize play, "On Trial," Cock
Robin," in which he collaborated
with Philip Barry, and "See Naples
and Die," in which Claudette Col-
bert played the lead. Dorothy Par-
ker is known as the writer of sev-
eral books of verse, "Enough Rope,"
"Sunset Gun," and as a former dra-
matic critic on the staff of "Van-
ity Fair." She is one of the fore-
most contemporary humorists,
along with Ring Lardner.
In "Close Harmony," Mr. Rice de-
veloped the dramatic technique
while Miss Parker is responsible for
the keen satire.
There is no connection between
-this play and the recent motion
picture of the same name.
Wallace to Direct.
Prof. Chester M. Wallace of the
Carnegie Institute of Technology,
and one of the foremost directors
of amateur productions in the
country, is in charge of the pre-
sentation of "Close Harmony." Pro-
fessor Wallace stated yesterday
that as a result of the wide range
of character types found in the
Play Production department it has
been possible to make an excep-
tionally accurate casting of the
It should be noted that there will
be no Friday night performance.
This was omitted because of the of-
ficial Summer Sessionhreception
which will be held in the Women's
League building on that night.
Season tickets for the remaining
six productions may now be ob-
tained at the box office of the Ly-
dia Mendelssohn theatre at a re-
duced rate. All tickets for indi-
vidual performances are priced at
75 cents.

Helen Wills Moody.

Contending Agents, Exploiters
Keep Endurance Record
Holders Engaged.
(By Associated Press)
CHICAGO, July 5-Their aerial
labors ended after 553 hours 41 1-2
minutes of continuous flying to a
world's record, the Hunter brothers.
pried sticky eyelids apart today to
face the trial of unaccustomed rol-


Cooperation Plans of Alumni
and Education School Made
by Dean Edmonson.
Education Problems and Trends
to be Discussed Informally
by Faculty Members.
Planning to follow up the work
done by the Alumni University, the
School of Education will hold a
Graduate Conference during the
week of July 21.
"We are planning to try an ex-
periment this summer in the field
of alumni relations. Our experi-
ment will take the form of a Grad-
uate Conference for alumni who
have graduate degrees from' the
University with education as a ma-
jor," Dean James B. Edmonson of
the education school stated recent-
"Provision," he said, "has been
made for discussion of trends and
problems in certain major fields of
education. It is our belief that this
program will be of real value, and
we anticipate that the informal
discussion and social contacts will
prove very stimulating."
More than 150 graduates had en-
rolled for the conference yester-
Educators to Speak.
On Monday, July 21, Prof. George
C. Kyte will speak on "Trends in
Elementary School Supervision and
Instruction," and Prof. Clifford
Woody will give an address on the
"Elementary School System."
The following morning Prof.
Francis D. Curtis will speak on the
"Supervision of Secondary School
Subjects," and Prof. Louis W. Kee-
ler will take as his subject "Trends
in the Grading of Students." In
the afternoon the addresses will
be: "The Psychology of Adoles-
cence," Prof. Howard Y. McClusky,
"Child Development," Prof. Willard
C. Olson.
On Wednesday, July 23, 'the mor-
ning conferences will be: "The Sec-
ondary School Curriculum," Prof
George E. Carrothers; "School Ad-
ministration," Prof. Arthur B
Moehlman. In the afternoon there
will be lectures on "Vocationa
Guidance," Prof. George E. Myers;
"Guidance of College Students,'
Prof. T. Luther Purdom.
Davis to Give Address.
Thursday morning, July 24, th
following lecture-discussion confer
ences will be attended by the alum-
ni: "Trends in the Junior High
School," Prof. Calvin O. Davis
"Trends in Extra-Curricular Activ-
l ities," Prof. Edgar G. Johnston. In
the afternoon Prof. Stuart A. Cour
tis will conduct a discussion on "In
t dividual Instruction."
The courses to be given will be o
an informal nature.

ATLANTA, Ga., July 5-Atlanta
policemen were hurrying hither
and yon today in effort to rearrest E
as many as possible of the 268 mu-
nicipal prisoners Acting-mayor J.
Allen Culch freed yesterday in gen-
erous celebration of Independence
Thus far 50 of the convicts who T
were granted amnesty have been
taken into custody again on old
charges and the police hoped to
have a greater number back in
their cells before nightfall.
Mayor I. N. Ragsdale was out of c
the city yesterday and Culch, who p
is a member of the Board of Alder-
men, opened the jail out of the c
bigness of his heart.
However, many of the prisoners c'
are habitual offenders, and the po- L
lice stole a march on Culch by re-
arrests on old charges.-t
Mayor Ragsdale returned today A
and said it "Seems wrong to me
and I don't think he had a moraln
right to take that action." Thei
I mayor, however, doubted if there d
was any legal remedy.
It is therefore believed that no
action will be taken against manyd
of the prisoners who have been re-t
Take Measure to Disregard Workr
of Communist Agitators; .
Police Also Mobilize.
(By Associated Press)
FLINT, July 5-Striking employ-
ees of the Fisher Body corporation
formed their own corporation to-
day and announced they would1
have no dealings with the commun-
ist agitators who came here from
other cities.
Cicil Comstock, head of the strike
committee, said that a canvass of
- the strikers showed that they did
not want the outsiders to have any'
part in the formation of a union or'
in attempting to deal with officials
of the company.
l The plant was not operating to-
day, having been closed for a dou-
ble Independence day holiday. The
management said the plant will be
reopened Monday and predicted
e that many of the men will return
- to work.
There was no disorder today, but
i police said they were preparing to
proceed against agitators who have
- been here since the strike started
a last Tuesday over a readjustment.
- The strikers claimed that the
- changed rate reduces their earn-
ing power, while the company man-
f agement denies that this is the


Police Are Busy Re-arresting
Convicts Granted Amnesty.


(By Associated Press)

First to Lecture on School.
of Education Series.

Contending managers, six of If
them, public adulation and the in-
sistent solicitation of professional1
exploiters combined to make a re-
turn to earth as harrowing as the
three weeks they spent in the airj
over Sky Harbor airport.1
The two brothers, John and Ken-I
neth, who piloted the "City of Chi-
cago" to a new world's record by a
margin of 133 hours over that of'
the St. Louis Robin, arose at 11
o'clock after 10 hours of sleep,
breakfasted and with the other
brothers, Walter and Albert,
switched managers for the fifths
All four were then rushed to a
loop theatre with their sister, Irene,
to begin vaudeville appearances.
Their plan following the next week
in the theatre were indefinite. They
said they would be unable to attend
a celebration planned for them on
Monday in their home town, Spar-
ta, Ill.
The end of the Hunter boys' epic
flight came at 5:21 1-2 p. m. c. s. t.,
on the Fourth of July owing to the
clogging of an oil filter and a leak
in the oil guage line. This defect
caused hot oil to spurt over the
flyers and indicated quick failure
of the steel-hearted engine that
had carried them for weary days
without faltering.
So the Illinois aviators who had
spent many days of their life like
moles in mines to earn the plane
with which they shamed the flying
power of birds settled to earth as'
the motor began to heat for lack of
oil. There was not only no panic
in the landing, but even strategy,
as John Hunter, at the controls,
taxied about the crowded fields tol
avoid the people and even drove the
grimy plane right into its hangar.
Caught on the shoulders of ad-
miring friends, the aviators were
taken to a secluded room for pic-,
tures and interviews after the in-
vading crowd had been pushed back

As the lecturer in the first of
the afternoon Conferences which
will be held throughout the Sum-
ner Session by the School of Edu-
cation, Prof. Stuart A. Courtis, of
that school, will give an address to-
morrow at 4 o'clock in the auditor-
ium of the University high school.
His subject will be "Desirable
Changes in Teaching Procedure."
"Certain phases of present day
problems in education," said a
statement on the subject of the
series of conferences recently is-
sued by the School of Education of-
fices, "will be discussed by special-
ists in the field involved, to be sup-
plemented by informal group dis-
cussions. These conferences are for
both regularly enrolled students
and for educators who can afford
to spend only part of their time at
the University. There will be no
formal enrollment for the sessions."
Revolt Near Mt. Ararat
Still Threatens Turkey
(By Associated Press)
ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 5.-All
information obtainable today indi-
cated that the Kurdish insurrec-
tion in the vicinity of Mt. Ararat
is growing grave.
It is understood incursions intc
northwestern Kurdish Turkistar
have caused the government to cal:
reserves from eastern Anatolia tc
join the 30,000 regulars who ar(
combating 15,000 Djelali Kurds en-
trenched on Mt. Ararat and th
roving bands which have just join-
ed them
The Turkish press said toda
that the Kurds, always known w
unruly and fanatical MoslemQ
probably were stirred to action b;
the Turkish government's arrest o
Shiek Selaheddine, 20 year old soi
of Sheik Said, leader of the Kurd
ish revolt in 1925.
Prolonged Earthquake
Hits New Zealand City
(By Associated Press)
WELLAND, New Zealand, July
-News of a sharp and fairly pro
longed earthquake at Christ Churcl
on South Isle has been receive
and although so far the extent c
the damage caused has not beer
reported, uneasiness is felt as th
same tremors were felt here, at 4:3
p. m. today. It is expected tha
the resulting tidal wave may hav
caused great damage to the harbc
and Christ Church and help is be

'o Consider Controversy Over
Huston's Successor as
Republican Chairman.
(By Associated Press)
ORANGE, Va., July 5- In the
oolness of his mountain lodge,
resident Hoover today planned the
ourse of the administration for the
pecial session of the senate which
onvenes Monday to consider the
ondon Naval treaty.
With Walter Newton, his secre-
ary for political affairs, Senator
AcNary, of Oregon, the assistant
majority leader, and Sen. Fess of
)hio, an administration stalwart
n the senate, the chief executive
iscussed the possibility for early
'atification of the London pact axid
vorked at intervals upon the final
raft of the message he will send to
he Senate Monday or Tuesday.
Tomorrow he will have the op-
)ortunity to discuss the controver-
y that has centered recently upon
he continuation of Claudius S.
Huston as chairman of the Repub-
ican national committee.
Fess May Succeed.
Sen. Fess has been prominently
nentioned as a successor to Chair-
man Huston. Sen. McNary and his
wife arrived today and early to-
norrow Sen. Watson of Indiana,
the Republican leader and Sen.
Walcott, Rep., Conn., are expected
to join the small party of intimate
friends who accompanied the pres-
ident to camp.
The chairmanship problem has
been uppermost in speculation for
the last several days. Early this
week, aides of the president talked
with Chairman Huston over the
long distance telephone. On the
same day Huston issued a notice
postponing from Monday to Thurs-
day the meeting of the executive
committee of the party which is
expected to take up the question of
the future control over the party
Hoover Exercises.
All was not work at the lodge to-
day, however. Mr. Hoover went
horseback riding with Capt. Joel T.
Boone, the White House physician,
riding up one of the narrow paths
to the highest point of his moun-
tain reserve where he could look
across the valley to the surround-
ing hills.
Other members of the party also
either went horse back riding or
hiked while in the afternoon horse
shoe pitching under the shade of
the trees provided recreation.
The President expects to leave
late tomorrow for the White House
so that he may be present for the
opening of Congress. It was said
that his tentative plans to stay over
until early Monday morning as he
did many times last year had been
Senator Heflin Opens
(By Associated Press)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 5 -
Senator Thomas Heflin's indepen-
dent campaign for re-election took
definite form today with his align-
ment with candidates for governor
and lieutenant governor, who like-
wise were barred from running in
the Democratic primary because of
their opposition to the party presi
dential nominee in 1928.

mA state-wide Independence day
mass meeting indorsed Heflin,
Hugh A. Locke for governor and
Dempsey Powell of Greenville for
lieutenant governor. Resolutions
urged Heflin supporters not to par-
ticipate in the Aug. 12 Democratic
primary. The party executive com-
mittee has decreed that all may
vote despite their stand in 1828,
1 but only supporters of the last na-




Golf is not the infant pastime
that some people think it. Even
the gods of the ancients had their
fling at the game. Witness, for in-
stance, the moan of the latin sages:'
"Di nos quasi pilas homines hab-
ent," of which, as everyone can see,
the obvious translation is: "The
gods mashie us around as if we were
kroflites." Then there are the nu-'
merous references in the works of
Shakespeare, characteristic of
which is: "Four rouges in buchram
let drive at me."
But now the long tried enter-
tainment approaches its culminat-
ing peak of glory. The Pewee golf
tournament is in full swing. Al-
ready, 42 players have entered the
qualifying rounds, and many others
are practicing diligently for the
The qualifying scores now on the
books range all the way from 74
to 104 for 36 holes. There is still
great opportunity for prospective
entrants, the management assures
us. The prizes offered merit at
least an attempt, and the duffers

most likely to crack under the in-
tense nerve strain of championship'
The tournament might be called
co-educational. It is open to wo-'
men as well as to men. An ardent
follower expresses the hope that
women, long famous for last words,
will break through again to the
Faculty men seem a bit reluctant j
about entering the competition. It1
is hoped, however, that many will
enlist before July 10, when the
qualifying rounds close. Student
players are said to be eager to
match skill with their erstwhile
The course is open until mid-
night, and any golfer who hesitates
to exhibit his game to the eye of.
the public may play in comparative
obscurity at the later hours.
As the reporter was studying the
results of the qualifying rounds,
the manager came in with his fav-
orite quip: "The way to make a
good score is to follow the bandit
who shot my father. He made 18

Lightning Hits Ruthven
Automobile; None Hurt
Lightning hit the windshield of
the automobile in which President
Alexander G. Ruthven and his son,
Bryant Walker were travelling be-
tween Denver and Colorado
Springs, shattering the windshield
but doing no other damage to the
car or the occupants. The party
continued the journey without fur-

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