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THE U. OF M. DAILY

34
Published Daily (Sunday excepted) during
the College year, at
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN.
FFIcE: Times building N. Main t., opposite
post office.
EDITORS
C. D. CARY, Gr. L. J. F. TuoMAS, '97.
s.. KNAPPEN, '98. G. R. SIMs, '99.
R. C. FAULs, '0 M.
MANAGING EDITOR
G. B. HARRIsoN, ' L.
BUSINEOS MANAGER
L. C. WALKEs, '96..
ASSOCIATE EDITORS
L. A. Pratt, '96. G. M. Heath, '96P.
C. A. Houghton, '96 D. Susannah Rich'dson,'98
W. W. Hughes,'98. E. L. Geismer,'98IL.
R. C. Buck, '99 M. H. B. Gammon, '8 M.
F. A. Miner '96 H. I. R. Reilly, '99.
G. E. Sherman,'99.
The subscription price of the Daily has
been reduced to $1.50 in advance for the rest
of the year. Leave subscriptions at the
Daily office or with P. C. Meyer, U. of M.
News Stand.
The appointment of Mr. Sexton as
coaih will meet with the direct ap-
proval of those who are posted in base-
ball matters. He can get the teami
into shape better than any one else,
perhaps, for he has the advantage of
having been on the grounds for a
year, and his qualifications for the
position are excellent. lie has had
the best training on both college and
professional diamonds, and his knowl-
edge of the game is thoroughly up-to-
date.
We concur heartily in the views set
forth in the communiltlion regarding
the Lodge-Davis voting contest. Each
student in the university should see
that a number of votes for this insti-
tution is obtained at his homne. This
can be done through some alumnus or
by the aid of a friend. The adver-
tising the successful school obtains
will be almost equal to that furnished
the presenters of the lathe, to say
nothing of the value of the tool as a
part of the school's equipment. Per-
sons desiring voting blanks may ob-
tain them from any student of the
engineering department or at the
Daily office.
F. S. Horan, of "hoary Cambridge,"
who was captain of the Gambridge
track athletic team which contested
against Yale last fall, is much impress-
ed with the business side of athletics
in this country. He gives his views on
this subject in the current Bachelor of
Arts, writing on "An English Athlete
in America," as follows:
Athletics in America are treated as
a business, both in the universities
and the outside world. This is very
apparent ffom the strict rule and
supervision under which the athletes
live; their diet, then'itraining, their
very conduct is mapped out for them,
and the luckless wite who kicks over
the traces will probably be given his
conge from the sanks of the aspirants
to athletic glory. Now it is not my

purpose to altogether condemn the
American system; there is much that
may be said in favor of it, and cer-
tainly it has been successful in produc-
ing an excellence in athletic sports to
which all credit is due, but I do think
that it is an excellence dearly bought
if a man's individuality is destroyed
by it. Athletics should be a moral as
well as physical training, and there-
fore should tend to the development
of individual responsibility. A cer-
tain great maxim holds good even in
this case: athletics were made for man
and not mian for athletics, and it wiii
be well for us to bear this always in
mind. It is the American character
to do the work in hand, whatever it
may be, in a determined and business-
like way, and all honor be to them
for it! But if they will give to athlet-
ics their proper place, that of a recrea-
tion and pastime rather than a busi-
ness, without doubt this national char-
acteristic will manifest itself in the in-
dividual athlete and their reputation
as an athletic nation will in no wise
suffer.
According to newspaper reports a
new study has been added to the cur-
riculum of Columbia, which is de-
scribed as the cultivation of the fac-
ulty of observation. Acounts of
events coming under the casual ob-
servation of 'different people are often
conflicting and lack exactness, while
the average person usually fails in at-
tempting to give an accurate report of
an event which he has noticed. Prof.
Cattell, under whose direction thist
work at Columbia is carried on, gave
to his students a series of simple ques-
tions intended to test their ability
in this line. Two of these were:
"What was the weather a week ago
today?" and "In what direction do the
seeds of an apple point?" A report of
the result, as printed, showed that
fifty-six students were asked the first
question, and of these sixteen an-
swered "clear," twelve "rain, nine
"stormy," seven "snow," six "cloudy'
and six "partly stormy and partly
cloudy." About one-half the answers
to the secona question, and others of
sinilar vein, were correct, while a.
large percentage was radically wrong.
This certainly shows the need of such
a system of study, but it brings out
a stronger point. The teaching of it
should not be delayed until the stu-
dent has reached an advanced stage
in his education. Observation is a
habit which should be acquired in ear-
ly life and the training of the mind
in this direetion should beginwith
a child's first education. Instead of
a subject for college studeats this
should come under the province of the
work of the public schools.
I. B. Lipson, LL. 1t., '94, one of the
debaters in the Mieh'tgan-isconsins
contest in 'it, is a memfhber oi the laxi
firm of Grossberg & Lipson, 1301 Unity
bldg., Ohicago.
Subscribe for the Daily.

Communication. CALENDAR.
Editor U. of At. Daily: Fri., Jan. 17, 8 p. m., University
As stated in a recent issue of your Hall.-Choral Union in oratorio of
paper, the Lodge-Davis Machine Tool "Elijah."
Co., of Cincinnati, offers a valuable' Wed., Jan. 22.-Regents meet.
.Thur. Jan. 23-91 Social at Gi'aa-
lathe to the most popular technical
ger's Academy.
school. This lathe would no doubt be Fri., Jan. 24-Rev. T. DeWitt Tal-
a very desirable acquIsition to our mage in S. L. A. course.
engineering department. The reputa- Wed., Jan. 29, Granger's Academy.
tion of being the most popular school -'97.social
.s .e i.tFri., Feb. 14-First Semester closes.
is certainly a big thing. Now, wvly .'
Fri., Feb. 14, 8 p. m., University
doesn't the Daily pusi this matter. Hall.-Hon. Henry Watterson in S. L.
The engineering students are, of A. course.
course provided with voting blanks Fri., Feb. 14, Waterman Gymnas-
and are canvassing for signatures, but ium-Txwentieth Annual Ball of the
Palladium fraternities.
this is not enough. Every student in ;Mon., Feb. 17-Second Semester be-
the college should interest himself in gies.
this matter. We want the lathe and Sat., Feb. 29-Boston Temple Quar-
everybody should procure blanks, can- tette in S. L. A. course.
vass for votes personally, and ask his Course It (in Latin writing) will be
friend to assist him. Voting tickets given Tuesday and Thursday at I
should be sent to all parts of the coun- o'clock instead of at 11.
try with the request that they be FROZEN TO THE BOTTOM.
returned covered with signatures. Let
the Daily agitate this matter and with
its large student body and alumni, -'-
Michigan should at least stund a fair *
chance of winning the contest. -

'98 LIT.
NOTICE.
All those football players who re-
ceived Reserve sweaters this fall are
requested to be at Gibson & Clark's
photograph gallery at 1 o'clock sharp,
Saturday, January 18, dressed in foot-
ball costume.
W. D. McKENZIE.
All students W10o intend to take
Latin 30 (The Italic Dialects) next
semester are requested to notify me as
soon as possible, as the books for the
course must be imported from Ger-
many. JOHN C. ROLFE.
Guitar for Sale.-A Grand Concert
Washburn Guitar for sale cheap. For
further particulars apply at the Hub,
3 and 5 E. Washington st.

-a,
The ice on the Athletic Field skating
rink is now in better shape than ever.
Skating afternoons and evenings.
F. C. WEtIBERG.
Gibson & Clark,
PHOTOGRAPHERS.
12 W. H U RUON ST.

Your Money's Worth.
The editors of the Daily desire to call special attention
to the fact that the paper will be issued up to commence-
ment this year. Subscribers who leave immediately after
the examinations of the second semester can have the
Daily mailed to them without extra cost, This arrange-
ment enables them to keep fully informed on University
affairs during commencement week.
The Daily is not a class publication; it is devoted to
the whole University and gives the news of every depart'
ment. It is the only medium devoted to University affairs
covering everything of news interest relating to this insti-
tution and happenings in the college world.
The Daily will be delivered at your door or mailed to your
home address for the ren-ainder of the year (until June 25,
1896) for $1.50. Leave your subscriptin at the Daily office,
at Meyer's News Stand, 46 E. William, or with any member
of the Editorial Board.

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