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VOL. XI, NO. 26.



WEATHER: Showers, Cooler

RICE. F~┬▒vIVE L'41O


Hope for Co-Operation Between
University and New Project
Seen by President.
Governor Outlines His Program
for Continued Expansion
of Facilities.
Hope for a mutual co-operation
between the new Ypsilanti State
hospital and the University in war-
ring against the "evils that beset
society" was expressed yesterday by
President Alexander G. Ruthven in
his address at the dedication of the
Hundreds of persons, including
many prominent state officials, at-l
tended the all-day ceremonies,
visiting the seven completed build-
ings of the project. R. G. Ferguson,
chairman of the state hospital
commission, presided at the pro-
gram. The speakers were Gov.
Wilber M. Brucker, former governor
Fred W. Green, and President Ruth-
Can Care for 1,000.
The hospital now provides facili-
ties for 1,000 mental patients, and
has thus far been developed at a
cost of $3,250,000. The . complete
outlay for the buildings planned
will total $7,500,000.
Extension of the four-year build-
ing program over six years has not
retarded the hospital's development,
Governor Brucker said in his ad-
dress. There will be 5,381 beds add-
ed to the capacity of the hospitals
during the next four years, he said.
Plan Growth.
"We should build 360 beds each
year to retain our adopted ratio
based on past growth," the governor
declared. "In any event we must
maintain the standard set by the
hospital commission to keep Michi-
gan in the vanguard. Our state
cannot afford to dishonor her com-
Former governor Green, who
played a major part in the estab-
lishment of the hospital, described
the development of the state build-
ing program.
Ruthven Talks.
Belief that the University can
without sacrifice of its educational
(Continued on Page Four)
Cut in Wages Proposed; Lowest
Level for Earnings in
16 Years Reached.
NEW YORK, July 28.-W')-With
earnings at the lowest level in six-
teen years, the directors of the
United States Steel corporation
bowed to the business depression to-
day, drastically reducing the dis-
bursements to common stockhold-
ers, and proposing a downward ad-
justment of officers' and office-
workers' salaries.
The common stock quarterly div-
idend was cut to $1.00 from $1.75,

which has been paid since the sec-
ond quarter of 1926. This reduced
the annual dividend rate from sev-
en to four dolars, the lowest com-
mon dividend rate since 1915, in
which year no common dividends
were paid. It was the first down-
ward revision of a regular divi-
dend rate since that year.
The directors declined to com-
ment, either formally or informal-
ly on wages of plant workers. It
had been rumored for several days
in Wall street that a slash in the
dividend and in salaries might be
a preliminary step to wage reduc-
tion. It was reported in usually
well-informed quarters, however,

Directs Prize Play

Thomas Wood Stevens,
Visiting director of the Repertory
players, under whose supervision
'Alison's House' will be presented
Talk at Dedication

Fred W. Green
* * *

Showers, Dammon Picked for
Prominent Characters in
Alison's House.'
Pulitzer Award Winner Treats
on Life of Poetess'
"Alison's House" wil open tonight
at the Lydia Mendelssohn theatre
with a large student cast, which
was anounced last night by Thomas
Wood Stevens, director of the play.
Paul C. Showers and Clarence
Dammon will play prominent roles.
The remainder of the cast is: Hel-
en Eastland, Virginia Lee Harrison,
Harry Allen, Doris Kerlin, Fern Bar-
rer, William Shrier, Elouise Smith,
Nina Lewis, Ethel Wisehart, ands
Dee Thompson.
Susan Glaspell's play was the
winner of the Pulitzer Drama award
for the past season, and the title
of "the original American play
which shall best represent the edu-
cational value and power of the
LeGallienne Gave Play.
It was first produced by Eva Le-
Gallienne at the Cvic Repertory
theatre in New York, and the pres-
entation here will be the first off
Mr. Stevens, visiting director of
the Summer Session, is a national-
ly known authority on the theatre.
He will leave Ann Arbor to stage
the International Pageant at York-
town next fall. He is the author
of a book on the theatre which willt
be published later this year for sale
throughout the country.s
Deals With Poet's Family. C
"Alison's House" deals with the,
family of Alison Stanhope, Iowaa
poetess, who has died eighteent
years before the play opens. Alison's
historic home is about to be sold onr
the day before the close of the lastr
century. Her aged sister, Agatha,f
her brother, and other relativesI
gather to take their last farewell.C
The death of Agatha reveals a
series of hidden manuscript poems
of Alison's, telling of her inner life,r
and which apply to the lives beings
led at that time by her family. s
"The Begger on Horseback" willr
be next week's presentation of the
Repertory players.s
Lauds Professionalization Among
Educators as Attempt s
to Aid Status.
"Professionalization among the1
army of school teachers began in
an attempt to improve the status1
of the clasroom teachers," declared
B. F. Pitenger in an address in Uni-
versity high school yesterday af-
"A semi-professionalism of teach-1
ers was accomplished by the old;
normal schools, and by a gradual;
raising of the requirements for a1

certificate. The results today are
generally satisfactory. Compared
with the requirements set up for
the admission to the practice of
law and medicine even the highest
of requirements placed upon class-
room teachers are deplorably low,"
he said.
The speaker stated that recent
years have developed another ap-
proach in the direction of profes-
sionalalizing educational leader-
German People Hail
British !eclaration
BERLIN, July 28.-(IP)-Germany
attacked the task of solving her fi-
nancial crisis with new heart and
new energy today as a result of
Prime Minister MacDonald's declar-
ation that if she did not give way'
to despair "other nations will help


Johnson Reaches Moscow
Hendon to Tokio Trip;
Hall Sets Record.

Shown above are the Graf Zeppelin and her two American pas-
sengers, Lincoln C. Ellsworth, left, and Lieutenant Commander E. H.
MOSCOW, July 28.-(iP)-The giant German dirigible, Graf Zeppelin,
was nosing its way northward over the iceberg route today after its
contact last night with the Russian icebreaker Maligin which is carry-
ing a party on an arctic tour.
High in the arctic region in the Franz Josef archipelago, the dirigible
and the icebreaker met.


Wilber M. Brucker
Governor WilberM.dBrucker and
former governor Fred W. Green,
(shown above) spoke yesterday at
the dedication of the first unit of
Ypsilanti State hospital.
Large Percentage of Students
Specialize in Education,
History, English.
Seven hundred twenty-two grad-
uate students, out of a total enroll-
ment of more than 2150 in the
Graduate school, are specializing
in education this summer, according
to statistics released yesterday by
Dean Edward H. Kraus, of the Sum-
mer Session.
Graduates specializing in Eng-
lish number 221, while 134 are work-
ing in history, 119 in mathematics,
and 102 in speech.
Ninety-three are working towards
higher degrees in zoology and 49 in
botany. Fifty-six of the graduates
in zoology and 24 of those in botany
are registered at the Biological sta-
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Says Verse Form Was Meant fort
Singing, Not Combination o
With Other Mediums.
"Ballads were never intended tor
be written, they were meant to bei
sung and without the interventioni
of any other medium, for balladsV
like the rest of true poetry are nott
a part of the written art but an arts
that uses voice and sound as thed
medium of expression and com-
munication," Prof. Wilbur R.
Humphreys said in a lecture at the
Natural Science auditorium yester-
"When an idea does not demands
rythmic utterance it does not de-7
serve to be called poetry even if ite
should be clothed in impeccablet
rhyme," Professor Humphreys said.t
"Poetry is essentially an art of
sound and to obtain the essentialf
meaning of it one must read it
again and again and then a dif-
ferent meaning from the accumu-
lated dictionary meaning of the
words comprising the poem will be
discerned," he said.
"Neither the writer of poetry is
necessarily a learned man, nor the
reader, because poetry is not ad-
dressed to the understanding but
to the sense of hearing, and its
purpose is to enlarge your world,
to make you alert and to open your
ears," Professor Humphreys ex-
"The ballad is true poetry for not1
only is it narrative and lyric inE
many respects, it is dramatic. It is
a study told in song or a song1
that tells a story; it is condensed
and only the high points of action,
are presented in a vivid, objectives
and concrete way with a rigid eco-
nomy of material," Professor Hum-
phreys concluded.
Guthe to Give Talk
"American Indians had diverse
civilizations which they were at-
tempting to develop along their own
lines," said Dr. Carl E. Guthe, di-
rector of the Museum of Anthro-
pology, in an interview yesterday.
The records of these civilizations
are now being interpreted by the
archeological researches, he said,
for there is very little written rec-
ord of any description available.
Dr. Guthe will discuss "The Hid-
den Story of the American Indian"
in an illustrated lecture at the Nat-
ural Science auditorium at 5 o'-
clock today. "The story of these
civilizations goes as far back as
1000 B.C. and the Indians who lived
from as far south as Peru to the

The airship settled down and
alighted upon the open sea near the
icebreaker, in the vicinity of Hooker
Resting on its newly attached
pontoons, the dirigible remained
stationary while mail was exchang-
ed between the two vessels, and
then, rising again in a perfect take-
off, continued its voyage to the far
If the Zeppelin continues on the
route originally planned, as it was
indicated it would do when it left
its home hangar, its next contact
with civilization may bring to a
Russian scientist, who has been in
the arctic wastes for over a year,
some apples, strawberries, and other.
delicacies from home.
Before the ship left Leningrad
Sunday morning there had been
included among the pile of parcels
in its mail cargoone addressed to
Professor Urzantzev at "Northern
Land, 73 degrees, 29 minutes, . 58
seconds north altitude; 91 degrees,
7 minutes, 56 seconds longitude
east." Professor Urzantzev is one of
three members of a Russian scien-
tific expedition which has been in
the North since last year when the
icebreaker Sedov landed them with
four years' supplies.
Plans Eight Well Known Pieces
for Concert; Assistant
Leaders Named.
Michigan's Summer band will of-
fer its second campus program to
the summer school student body
at 7:15 o'clock in front of the Gen-
eral library. The band which is di-
rected by Nicholas Falcone num-
bers over thirty members.
A varied concert has been plan-
ned in the form of eight selections
by well-known composers. The list-
ed program is as follows: Stadium
March by Gehring; Overture to
'Pherde' by Massenet; Selection
from the Desert Song of Romberg;
Selection from Faust by Gounod,
a baritone sole "Execution by
Southwell" sung by Frank Mer-
cier; Selection from the Merry Wid-
ow by Lehar; Serenade by Toselli;
Overture to Barber of Seville by
During the program Lyn Thayer,
Harry A. Canfield, and Winchester

Ramea Also Sends News of
Speedy Planes Passing
to The East.

NEW YORK, July 28.-M)-
Ambitious airmen and a lone
woman tore across the world's
skypaths yesterday in quest of
new records.
Two planes were pointed over
the Atlantic. One, manned by
Russell Boardman and John Po-
lando, was abound for Istanbul,
Turkey, seeking a new distance
mark. Another carried Hugh
Herndon, Jr. and Clyde Pang-
born toward Moscow on the first
leg of a globe-girdling voyage which
they hope will better the perform-
ance of Wiley Post and Harold Gat-
Planes Sighted.
Neither of the trans-Atlantic
ships planned stops in Newfound-
land and both were flying at such
altitudes that checking their prog-
ress was difficult. But-from Ramea
and Cape Freeles, Newfoundland,
came word of the eastward passage
of speedy, unidentified planes.
Amy Johnson, famed British
aviatrix, reached Moscow after a
daring flight from Hendon, Eng-
land. Her ultimate destination is
Zeppelin Continues.
The Graf Zeppelin continued its
arctic adventure, and James Good-
win Hall, flying broker, set up a
new New York to Rochester air
record of one hour and 45 minutes.
Lindberghs Return
NORTH BEACH, New York, July
28.-(IP)-Defects in 'their radio
equipment caused Col and Mrs.
Charles A. Lindbergh to fly back
to the Glenn Curtiss airport late
today from Washington and to de-
lay one day their start for their
proposed vacation flight to the
Weather Bad.
The Lindberghs swooped down
out of a rain-filled sky at 2:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time, surprising
the airport attendants, who had
thought the noted pair on their way
to Maine. After riding the rain-
spattered waters for a few minutes,
the big low-wing Lockheed Sirius
monoplane was towed to its berth
at the airport dock and the occu-
pants emerged, smiling and uncon-
cerned over the downpour and the
.heck to their plans.
Repairs Difficult.
Colonel Lindbergh said he
thought it might take all day to get
the radio set working properly, in
which case they would resume fly-
ing either late tomorrow or Thurs-
day morning, going to North Haven,
Maine, to the summer home of Mrs.
Lindbergh's parents, Senator and
Mrs. Dwight W. Morrow.
There they will tarry briefly be-
fore setting out on their long jaunt
across the Canadian wilds and Asia
to Tokio. The principal reason for
going to Maine is to bid farewell to
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.,
their 13-months-old son.
Chile Resumes Work
SANTIAGO, Chile, July 27.-(JP)
-The cry of "A Pradajo" which
means "to work", sounded through-
out the republic today as Chileans
settled down to normal after two
days of celebrating the fall of the
The vice-president, Juan Bsta-
ban Montero, who is acting presi-
dent of Chile, asked his fellow citi-

zens to return to their customary
tasks and received a favorable ,re-

that wages had not peen discusse G Graduate specialization in otner
at today's meeting. No information subjects having 20 or more is dis-
as to the extent of the downward tributed as follows:
adjustment of salaries was avail- Physics, 80; chemistry, 78; Latin,
able. The formal announcement 59; hygiene and public health, 39;
merely said, "The board of directors chemical engineering, 36; French,
recommended that an adjustment 27; economics, 26; psychology, 26;

Richard will assist as band
American League
Boston 8, Detroit 1.
Chicago 14, New York 12.
Philadelphia 6, St. Louis 3.
Washington 8, Cleveland 1.
National League
Cincinnati 5, Brooklyn 4.
r Chicago 6, Philadelphia 3.


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