VOL. II.-No. 59.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1891.
The December Inlander'
The December Inlander comes out
this morning with a sensational arti-
cle by Albert P. Jacobs, entitled "A
Consequence of Co-education." The
article contains facts and figures that
are likely to make a great stir in the
college world. After several pages
of statistics the author sums up as
follows: "The admission of women
was soon followed by a decline in
the attendance upon tie University;
by a considerable decline in th
numbers attending the literary de-
partment; by a large decrease in the
nale academic attendance; by a seri-
ous and still continuing diminution
in the number of male classical stu-
dents; and by a noticeable reduction
in the annual number of male aca-
dernic graduates, many classes being
smaller than their predecessors of
ten or fifteen years before. The
medical department, where women
have studied, has lost men; while
the law school and the school of
pharmacy, two schools which fesw
women enter, show large growth.
All this, too, has happened while
the region tributary to the Universi-
ty has enormously increased in pop-
ilation and wealth. M1 iclhigan's
population has nearly doubled in
the twenty-one years since co-educa-
tion was established. The author
goes on to show that our losses
cannot be accounted for by the
panic of '73 or the growth of west-
ern colleges. The comparisons with
Vale and Harvard will be read with
a good deal of surprise by Michi-
gan students. If one reads Mr.
Jacobs' statistics carefully, one will
find many popular notions contra-
dicted by sober facts and figures.
Every page has its surprises.
Vhrether we agree with the author in
iris conclusions or not, it is certain
that his article comes dangerously
close to epoch making. The author
has shown not only things that are
not generally known, but also some
facts in the history of the University
that cannot be ignored. There is
no danger qf the grticle being over-
looked, hgwevpr, as it is likely to
create a co rmotion throughout the
college world. The author of the
article has bg.ered tlhe digcity of his
presentation sgtnewhat at several
points, and has made some Mate-
ments that will not be read with very
good grace by graduates of the pro-l
fessional departments. The decline Our School of Music.
of Commencement week has received;
a slight notice from him. Hie thinks A committee of business men con- OUR
persons are scared away from the I sisting of Messrs. Brown, Eberbach,_
commencement dinner by the pres- Allmendinger, Hamiliton, Noble
ence of alumni. He does not state and Sheehan, met Thursday night
why the presence of the gentler sex to confer with the University Musi-
is objected to. Possibly Mr. Jacobs, cal Socity committee in regard to
with his talent for statistics, will give establishing a school of music. An
the world in the near future some enthusiastic meeting was held and PRICE
figures onr "T/e iocriease of uas/fr- real progress was made. Several
nes arniririg umni." Iplans were considered, but nothing
That the Inlander board does not definite was reached. ihe business
share the general conclusions of the men realize the inluence which such LIST
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D1 iiiiiiiiiurtso i neirist ilain
editorial utterances under the head
of the "Angle of Reflection." Mr.
Jacobs' article is unniustionably pub-
lished for the sake of discussion.
The Inlander does not announce
who will champion the cause of co-
education, and the reply in the Jan-
uary number will be looked forward
to with considerable curiosity and
Mr. Jacobs article is a sensational
one but not in a bad sense. IHe
students to Ann Arbor, and from a DETROIT, -- MICH.
pecuniary point they are heartily in
favor of it. Profs. iettee, Knowl-
ton. and Alexander Hamilton, of
Ann Arbor, were appointed to con-
sider plans for placing the society
on a firm legal foundation. The
next meeting of the two committees
will be next Thursday evening. ___E ______E
For three years attempts have
been made to establish a school of when you wantthelatest Metropolitans tyles
inrshoes at 50c to $1 a pair less than AnnnArbor
music at the University which shall ,sd i t
represents the side that is less fre- be worthy the name, but they failed
fuently heard, and he miakes some because the times were not ripe.
statements that will surprise many. Now, the prospects are very bright,
At the same time there siruld be everyone interested is enthusiastic,
no objection to publishing the truth and the probabilities are that the
(if Mr. Jacobs' figures be truth) andI niversity Miisical Society will be-
the discussion will do no harm, al- cone a reality.
though it is more than probable that. ... .
no one man will ever be able to turn 'The Pronouncing Contest.
the tide of co-education, or change
the settled policy of the University. The contest which was held under
The other articles are not of as the auspices of the Oratorical Asso-
startling a nature as the leading arti- ciation, was a decided success.
cle, but they are lip to the usual About five hundred people were
high literary standard. _present in University Hall. Prof.
New Era for The Washtenaw Times. D'Ooge acted as presiding officer,
Prof. Trueblood was judge, and
Mr. Fred C. Brown, of the Wash- Profs. Abbott and Hemple referees.
tenaw 'Times, and Mirs Elizabeth Many appeals and disputes were,
Seymour, of Ann Arbor, will be settled by these last two gentlemen.
married at 3 o'clock this afternoon The struggle lasted two hours and a
at the home of the bride on State I half and resulted in favor of the
street. Mr. Brown is well known in literary department by a score of
the city as a rising young journalist five to one. The last law to go
and a genial, good fellow. Miss down was Sherman Steele on the
Seymour is an Ann Arbor lady of word "demoniacal." The remaining
recognized merit. The Rev. Henry competitors then contended for
Tatlock, of the Episcopal church, Webster's International Dictionary,
will perform the ceremony. which was awarded to Miss Tanner,
+-'93 lit. Mr. Holmes, her last
The Ohio Club Court elected the competitor, went down before the
following officers last evening: Chief word "ruse. "
justice, Young; associate justice, The meeting was very quiet, with
Friedman; second associate justice, the exception of sundry law students
Stouffler; clerk, Brough; and Bel- who manifested themselves by the
knap, sheriff.usual signs.
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