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VOL. XI, NO. 12.



WEATHER: Cloudy, Possible Showers.


Them in Supporting
Political Groups Drop
Differences in Aid
of Movement.
LONDON, July ri. - (A') -
Through the leaders of her three
great parties, Great Britain to-
night dedicated herself to the task
of persuading the nations at the'
disarmament conference in Gene-
va next spring to "reduce the
enormous and disgraceful burden
of arms."
Speaking from the same plat-
form in Albert hall, Prime Minis-
ter MacDonald, laborite, Stanley
Baldwin, conservative, and Lloyd]
George, liberal, declared their una-]
nimous support of disarmament.
Crowd Cheers.s
Ten thousand persons heard ands
applauded them. The audience
was almost unanimously enthusias-
tic although the beginning of thec
meeting a woman created a distur-
bance by throwing a stink bomb at1
the eminents on the rostrum. La-s
ter a few hecklers spoke up.
Field Marshal Sir William Rob-1
ertson, chairman or the meeting, set
the keynote by calling for " a real1
reduction in the army, navy, and
air forces of the world."]
Sir William said he had spent 50]
years in the study and practice ofs
the art of war and confessed that
"war hurts everybody, benefits onlys
the profiteers and settles nothing."1
Talks Broadcast.
The Albert hall audience was on-
ly the nucleus of the crowd that
heard the leaders of the three po-
litical parties sink their differences]
in the cause of disarrmrament. Across]
the stzet, under the trees of Hyde
Park, there was an overflow meet- .
ing of nearly 10,000. In addition,
the speakers were broadcast by ra-
dio throughout Great Britain and1
to America.
A peace parade nearly a mile long
wound through London from the
Thames embankment to Picadilly;
and Hyde Park before the meeting.
Snow, M'Laughlin, Jacobs Speak
Before Second Weekend,
Health Institute.
"Health practices of school teach-
ers are reflected in the health hab-
its of their pupils," said Dr. Glena-
dine Snow, professor of health ed-
ucation, Michigan State Normal
college, Ypsilanti, inan address at
thke second Public Health institute
at the West Medical building yes-
terday, "and it is hoped that school
superintendents and others employ-

ing teachets will take into account
the health standing as well as the
academic training of their teach-
"The purpose of Public Health
publicity," Mr. Philip P. Jacobs, of
the National Tuberculosis associa-
tion, explained, "is to inform the
public of the health problems of
the community and to obtain their
cooperation in meeting these prob-
lems with the same enthusiasm
that health workers themselves
"Lack of a coordinating council
for public health education activi-
ties, the absence of county health
units with full time health officers.
and the absence of cooperation of
the medical profession in decreas-
ing the cost of medical service are,"
Dr. Allan J. McLaughlin, director
of District No. 3, of United States
Public health service, stated at the
institute, "the three important

Mercier to Lecture
on Marivaux' Stage
M. Jean Mercier, of the Corn-
ish School in Seattle, and one of
the summer directors of the Rep-
ertory Group, will speak at 3 o'-
clock Wednesday afternoon at
the Lydia Mendelssohn on "Mar-
ivaux' Theatre."
In his lecture M. Mercier pro-
poses to show Marivaux' influ-
ence on the theatre and trace sthe
development of drama from his
time on. M. Mercier is at pres-
ent directing rehearsals for "Love
and Chance" by the famous
Frenchman as the fourth pre-
sentation of the Repertory play-
Invited guests and season tick-
et holders only will be admitted.
High Officials See Chance That1
Hoover May Ask Private
Help for Reichsbank.
WASHINGTON, July 11.-(I)-
Mobilization of American financial
powers to bulwark Germany as one
way to alleviate the distress of that,
country has become the subject of
discussion in which high adminis-
tration officials are participating.
The American government itself
can not act directly, and there was
no specification as to what course
the President might consider he
could take.
Three possible methods of assis-
tance were outlined unofficially by
financial experts of the administra-t
tion. These were: unlimited creditq
by the Federal Reserve bank of1
New York to the Reichsbank, either
by direct credit or by the honoring
of drafts: amassing of credits to
Germany by private bankers; in-
direct credits to Germany through
the Bank of England.
Bruening Faces Crisis
BERLIN, July 11.-(IP)-Chancel-
or Heinrich Bruening and his cab-
inet sat late tonight to discuss what
were called "Spartan moves" to
forestall a financial crash in Ger-
The cabinet session began after
the arrival of the Reichsbank pres-
ident Hans Luther by airplane from
Paris. President Luther came home
without having obtained French
assistance for a German loan and
without what were considered "im-,
possible" political concessions. 1
Among the moves considered to-
night by the cabinet was the ap-,
pointment of a special "commissary,
evisen" with authority to seize for-;
eign currencies and other media of
payment, including precious metals
in "the interests of national safe-,
The advisability of abandoning
the gold standard and of placing
all German exports under govern-
ment monopoly also were discussed
by the cabinet.

Student Actors Plan to Present
Famous Fantasy of Life
in Hungary.
MIarivaux'Love and Chance' Will
Be Stage by Mercier
for Fourth Week.
Ferenc Molnar's most succesful
play, "Liliom" will open Wednesday
night as the third presentation on
the Repertory players' summer
schedule and continue throughout
the week. It has been directed by
Valentine B. Windt.
The fantastic story is the ro-
mance. between a "tough," who is
a combination of the good and bad
in man, and a little servant girl,'
laid against a setting of the bizzarre
life of the Hungarian underworld.
Plot Is Fantastic.
Liliom, whose name means
"tough" in Hungarian, is an arro-
gant, boasting bully, and the capti-
vator of many of the hearts of
many servant girls. He is employed'
as barker at a street fair because'
of his attraction for them.
The play follows Liliom's romance
through to his sentence of 15 years
in purgatory, his repentant return
to earth, his lsing fight with his
evil nature, and his last defiant exit
into the celestial police court.
Guild Gave Play.
The New York Theatre Guild'
gave the play its first succesful pro-
duction, and first became a lead-
ing organization through it. A1
New York Herald review termed it]
" a most bizzare and brilliane cam-
eo-a true adornment to the Amer-
ican stage."<
"Liliom" will be folowed by Mari-
vaux' "Love and Chance" under the]
supervision of Jean Mercier, noted
guest director.
- ]
Seven-Year Attempt to Escape
Prison Definitely Fails;
Sentence Confirmed.
WASHINGTON, July 11.-(A')-
Albert B. Fall's seven-year attempt
to escape prison today failed defin-
itely. Justice Bailey in the District
of Columbia supreme court, how-
ever, gave him a chance to serve his
sentence of a year in a western
In definitely ruling that the first
cabinet officer in American history
must go to prison, Justice Bailey
said a suspension would in effect
mean Fall would entirely escape
punishment. He added such clem-
ency should come from the presi-
dent and not from the court.

Representatives From England,
Canada, United States
Will Meet Here.
Formal Opening of Conference
Will Be Held Monday
at League.
Twenty-seven students from Eng-
land, four from Canada, and 24
from various parts of the United
States will come here today for the
opening of the British and Ameri-
can Students Conference on Inter-
national affairs tomorrow.
The British delegation will arrive
on a special train at 1:23 o'clock
this afternoon, while the others will
come during the day. Women in
the Conference will be housed at
the League, and the men will have
rooms in the Union.
President to Speak.
President Alexander G. Ruthven
will address members of the con-
ference tonight at a special recep-
tion to be held at 9 o'clock in the
Grand Rapids room of the League.
The formal opening of the con-
ference will take place at 10 o'-
clock tomorrow in a special con-
ference room on the second floor
of the League. During the remain-
der of the morning and the after-
noon, special commissions will meet
separately in the building. A tea
will be given at 4:30 o'clock.
The first open meeting of the
conference will start at 8 o'clock
tomorrow night in the Grand Rap-
ids room of the League. Prof.
Jesse S. Reeves, of the political
science department, wil give a talk
at the meeting on "The Outer Sign
and the Inner Grace." Alexander
Ross, English barrister, will also
speak. His subject will be "Suum
Cuique." Prof. Clyde Eagleston, of
New York university, will preside.
Is Second Conference.
Other open meetings of the con-
ference will be held at 8 o'clock
Tuesday and Friday night in the
Grand Rapids room.
This conference is the second of
its kind in history. The first'was
held in 1929 at Cambridge univer-
sity, England. The meeting was
called here at the instance of Vis-
count Cecil of Chelwood and Dr.
Nicholas Murray Butler, president
of the Carnegie Endowment for In-
ternational Peace. The president
of the conference is Robert Mc-
Clintock, of Stanford university,
and the vice president is T. C. Fra-
ser, of Oxford university, England.
Three Divisions Formed.
The program is based on three
commissions: "What Follows the
Pact of Paris?" "Limitation of
Armaments," and "International
Regional Organizations." The chair-
man of the first commission is W.
H. Jost, Dalhousie university, Can-
ada. Frederick L. Brooks, of the
University of Tulsa, is chairman of
the commission on arms limitation.
The third commission is headed by
R. Minto, Glasgow university, Scot-
Amy Hemingway Jones, of the
Carnegie endowment, is chairman

of the conference. She will be as-
sisted by Ursula Hubbard and Mary
Winn, also of the endowment. Vice
chairman of the meeting is Norman
H. Poole, of the British League of
Nations societies.
Clarke Will Address
Educators Tomerrow
Prof. Clarence L. Clarke of the
School of Education will give the
third address of the afternoon con-
ference series at four o'clock to-
morrow afternoon in the auditori-
um of the University High school.
His subject will be "Some Problems
of Adult Education in a Metropoli-
tan College." Professor Clarke
teaches at the Lewis Institute in
The Women's Education club wil
meet tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock
in the league where they will be
addressed by Lydia I. Jones, dear

Leads Canadian Open

Associated Press Phote
Walter Hagen,

Former ruler of professional golf
in America, is making a determined
bid for his first major champion-°
ship in two years. He shot a 721
yesterday morning at Missauga to
retain his lead in the Canadian.
Open. Johnny Farrel, New York,
was two strokes behind him.
Will Take Off This Morning in
Attempt to Break Record <
on Distance Flight.
PARIS, July 11.-(/P)-If the wea-
ther remains favorable, Lieut. Marie
Lebrix and pilot Marcel Doret will
take off for Tokio at 4 a. m. to-
morrow (10 p. m. E. S. T.) in anr
attempt to break the world's
straight line distance record. Their
plane, "Trait d'Union" which means
"Hyphen," stood ready for them to-
night at Le Bourget field. Lebrix
refused to admit the Tokio hop was
the first hop of a round the world
tour after the record just set by
Wiley Post and Harold Gatty.
In aviation circles, it was taken
for granted that the lieutenant was
not going to stop at the Japanese
capital. Their airplane was rolled
out of the hangar at 11 p. m. to-
night and fueled for the flight. The
airmen expected to sleep until 3 a.
m. and to take off at 4 a. m. In
spite of the early hour, a la ge'
crowd was expected to witness the'
The straight line record Lebrix
and Bouret are hoping to excel is
held by Dieudonne Coste and Mau-:
rice Bellonte, who flew 4,909 miles
from Paris to Moulart, China, in
1929. From Paris to Tokio it is
Lebix is a naval product. Born
in Brittany in 1899, he went to na-
val school in 1921 and the following
year was transferred to the Rocque-
fort hydroplane base.
Doret is a Parisian. He was born
in 1896 and spent three years at
the front during the war. France
boasts of him as one of its most
daring airmen.
Band to Hold Series
for Second Summer
The second season of concerts
given by the summer varsity band
will probably be opened this week,
according to an announcement by
Nicholas Falcone, director. Open-
irgs are still available in all sec-
tions, said Falcone, and musicians
who are regularly enrolled in the
Summer Session are invited to re-
port to the regular rehearsal of the
band which will be held in Morris
hall at seven o'clock tomorrow
American League
Detroit 1, 5-St. Louis 6, 4
New York 3, Athletics 1
Cleveland 7, Chicago 4
Washington 7, 8-Boston 1, 7
National League
New York 3, 5-Philadelphia 5,
1 6 .
Chicago 9, 5-Pittsburgh 2, 5
(second game, 10 innings; called
to catch train.)
_ t TLnuic R.'Cinivna+I 2

Administration Change
Passed by Regents'
Shirley Smith to Head
Five New Major
Reorganization of the Univer-
sity's financial a d m i n istration
which will abolish the treasurer-
ship and concentrate authority in
the vice-president and secretary
has received approval of the exec-
utive committee of the Board of
Regents, President Alexander G.
Ruthven stated yesterday.
The changes will go into effect as
soon as surety bonds are arranged
for the new officers, the President
said, although formal approval of
the Regents is still necessary.
Under the new regime, vice presi-
dent and secretary Shirley W.
Smith will be in charge of all finan-
cial offices. John C. Christensen,
now assistant secretary and pur-
chasing agent, will remain as
Smith's assistant and will also be
named comptroller.
To Supervise Four.
Christensen will have authority
over four major officers: the pur-
chasing agent, the cashier, the
chief accountant, and the invest-
ments manager.
Significant changes in position
involved in the
r e o r g a nization,
according to the
?resident, will be
,he transference
- f Julius Schmidt
.rom the assistant
Treasurership t o
h e investments
nanagership and
the appointment
f Harold A. Mills,
Detroit account-
Schmidt ant, as cashier.
Herbert P. Wagner, now account-
ant, will be made chief accountant,
and Walter L. Bulbick, present as-
sistant purchasing agent, will be
promoted to purchasing agent.
The change is in line with the
present policy of simplifing busi-
ness as well as academic depart-
ments of the University, President
Ruthven said. It amounts to a
"simplification of organization and
concentration of authority," he
pointed out, and will ultimately
eliminate duplications.
Two Offices Planned.
Former plans of organization in-
cluded a secretary and a treasurer
of equal power, two virtually inde-
pendent spheres of authority, Pres-
ident Ruthven asserted. Many un-
iversities are now co-ordinating ad-
ministration work by elimination
of the treasurer, he said.
The reorganization, which has
been contemplated for several years,
took place at this time, the Presi-
dent said, because of the recent re-
tirement of Robert A. "Uncle Bob"
Campbell from the treasurership.

Campbell vacated the position.
Mills Is Graduate.
Mills, the newly appointed cash-
ier, graduated from the University
in the class of 1917. He holds a
position in Detroit as a certified
public accountant.
Approval of the new plan was re-
ceived from members of the Re-
gents' executive committee by tele-
phone yesterday morning, President
Ruthven said. The next regular
meeting of the Board, at which the
formal approval of the action must
be given, will take place in Sep-
Pollock to Give Talk
BeforeMen Teachers
The Men's Education Club will
meet at seven o'clock tomorrow
night in the Union. Pof. James
K. Pollock of the political science
department will speak on "The

Reed Finds Comnmunism, Fascist
M naces to World's Democracy
By Lyle R. Chubb

"Democracy is in greater danger
today than ever before," declared
Prof. Thomas H. Reed of the politi-
cal science department in an in-
terview yesterday. "We fought on-
ly a few years ago to make the
world safe for democracy, but now
it is attacked on the right by Fas-
cism and on the left by Commun-
ism, both of which deny the right
of majorities to rule, both of which
rely upon dictatorships based on
force as a means of government.
In the midst of the fluctuating and
futile politics of Europe, the result
in part of a multi-party system, the
vigor and consistency of dictator-
ship have enticed the imaginations
of many of the most brilliant minds.
Fascism is established in Italy,
Communism in Russia, and there is
not a state in Europe which is not
threatened by one or the other or
"In America," he continued, "we
cannot claim immunity from these

ceased to be an effective means of
recording the will of the people,,
and we have to resort to blocs and
pressure groups. Discontent with
the futility of politics is growing.
We have been protected to some
degree by our unexampled pros-
perity, but that has gone. With
distress abroad in the land, radical
movements will grow in strength,
and as they resort to direct action
so will their conservative oppon-
ents. Already a large section of the
American public is indifferent to
elections. If democracy is to be
preserved, it has got to be by some
deliberate effort in training for cit-
izenship. Democracy is, in Maz-
zini's words, "a government of all,
by all, under the leadership of the
best and the wisest," and it is nec-
essary both that our universities
train farsighted leaders and that
our public school systems train in-
telligent and clear-sighted follow-
ers. Both have been failing in their

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