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VOT. I. No. 18.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1890.
PRICE 3 CENTS.
THE ORATORS ORATE.
The First Meeting a Stormy One.
The first meeting of the U. of
M. Oratorial Association was
held last evening. The constitu-
tion of the Northern Oratorical
League was ratified and provision
made to change the home consti-
tution so as to conform to it. As
but one regular meeting of the
T3- of M. Association is provided
for by the constitution, and since
it is difficult to get a good attend-
ance at special meetings, the
amendment clause to the constitu-
tion was changed so that instru-
nent may be amended at any
mzeeting by a two-thirds vote.
The only objectionable clause
in the League consitution was the
one excluding from the contests
those who have taken an academic
degree. This clause aroused the
ire of the degree men in the law
department to defeat the section,
but they were outnumbered and it
was carried in spite of their oppo-
Sition. It was a matter of regret
that some of the best men will be
excluded by this provision; but on
the other hand it is manifestly un-
fair that men who have taken
their A. B.'s, A. M.'s or Ph.D.'s,
and who may have had four or
five years' experience outside of
college, be allowed to contest
against Sophomores, Juniors or
Seniors in an academic course.
While the constitutional provision
Will shut out perhaps one hundred
trained men, it will stimulate the
oratorical ambition of fifteen hun-
dred others who need vocal and
rhetorical training. This will re-
sult in our getting the best men
to train from their entrance in
college and will thereby rest the
fame of the college on a sound
and lasting basis, instead of seek-
ing the immediate end only-win-
ning the first contest. Only the
academic departments of the
other universities are allowed to
contest, and it was only by ex-
cluding the men with degrees that
any of the Laws were admitted.
These were the views of the ma-
jority of the members present.
After a committee was ap-
pointed to change our constitution
to conform to the League laws,the
meeting adjourned until Friday
evening, Oct. 24, at 7:30, when
the committee will report.
The Geological Society.
The Geological 6ociety held its
first meeting of the present year,
last evening. The following offi-
cers were elected: President, J.
E. Church; Vice-President, Miss
Miller; Secretary, Mr. Blodgett;
Executive Committee, Mr. Church,
Miss Patterson and Mr. Stone.
Dr. Winchell was called on for a
few remarks and responded, set-
ting forth the position of Geol-
ogy asra culturalland as a practical
study. The method of the society
was briefly outlined, and the ben-
efits to be derived from member-
ship in it.
This is the third year of the so-
ciety's existence. During the
past year many papers of great
interest have been presented; as
"Archsan Rocks", by Dr. Win-
chell; "The Theory of Molecular
Arrangement of Crystals", by
Prof. Pettee; "A Tour Around
Lake Huron", by Mr. Fairbanks;
"The Geology of the Pine Lake
Region", by Miss Ladd; "The
Earlier Forms of Fossil Botany",
by Misses Schryver and Miller;
and "The Mammoth Cave", by
Miss Patterson. Papers by H.
K. Fairbanks and W. H. Scherzer
have appeared in the American
Geologist. Two papers by the
latter gentleman and one by Miss
Miller are soon to appear. The
work of the society is of special
interest to students of Goology
and PalMontology, and an invita-
tion is extended to everyone in-
terested, to be present at all meet-
The regular weekly meeting of
the Engineering Society was held
in Room A, last evening. A
paper, "Notes on the Construction
of the Ann Arbor Electric Rail-
way," by Mr. Dwight B. Cheever,j
was of great interest, and was well'
appreciated by all present. The
society afterwards held a business
meeting, at which a large number
of new members were voted in.
O The Medical and Dental Social.
A very pleasant social for medi-
eal and dental students was held
last evening in the chapel, under
the auspices of the S. C. A.
Short addresses were made by
Profs. Christopher and Howell.
Mr. Joy sang two bass solos, and
the senior quartette rendered two
numbers. Every one had a very
enjoyable time. It is to be re-
gretted that these socials are such
Rugby Meeting Postponed.
The committee on constitution
are not yet ready to report, conse-
quently the University meeting
arranged for this morning is post-
poned until next week, the exact
time to be announced later. The
delay is unfortunate in some re-
spects, as the season is rapidly
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passing, yet the advantage of hav-
ing the meeting at a time when
the foot-ball men can be present,
will perhaps compensate for wait-
Junior Medic Class Meeting.
At a meeting of the junior
medics this morning, the follow-
ing officers were elected: Pres.,
P. J. Livingstone; Vice-Pres.,
Miss Lulu Hudson; See'y, L: R.
Keeney; Treas., Miss Nettie Bain-
bridge; Sergeant-at-Arms, D. Mc-
Fifteen cents per capita was
assessed to buy a foot-ball, and
the funds now in the treasury,
$12.39, were donated to the junior
ladies for the benefit of the fresh-
man spread this evening.
Eastern Park, Brooklyn, where
the Yale-Princeton game is to be
played, will seat 18,000 people,
and has a space 40x500 feet for
Foot-ball games Wednesday:
Princeton 18, University of Penn-
sylvania 0; Andover 4, Tufts 0;
Yale 40, Trinity 0; Williams 142,
Troy Eleven 0.