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The Michigan Daily


Chicago University Does Not Expect
Its Annual Donation from the Oil
King-Rush May Be Aided-
Notes from the Midway.
Chicago, Dec. 12, 1903.
Chicago will probably not receive
the usual annual Christmas gift from
the founder of the university this
year. President Harper after his re-
cent trip into the East said that he
did not expect to be able to announceI
at the Christmas convocation the re-
ceipt of the one million dollars which
has usually fallen into the endowment
coffer at regular intervals for some

Graduate of Massachusetts Institute Political Science Convention Heur
of Technology Compares the En- Will Provide Interesting Material
gineering Courses - George for Students-Experts on City
Worden's Address to Em- Affairs Will be Here; Feb.
bryo Engineers. ruary 11 and 12.
It might be concluded from the top- For the student of political science
ic: "Drawing Room Practice" that the and municipal reform, the sixth. an-
talk given by George Worden to the nual convention of the Michigan Po-
Engineering Society last evening was litical Science League, which will be
of a rather technical nature. Howev- held in this city on February 11 and
er, this was far from the case. Mr. 12, will provide interesting material.
Worden, who graduated from the In many respects, it will be one of
Massachusetts Institute of Technology the most remarkable gatherings ever
with the 1902 class, after sending his held in the United States for the con-
isideration of municipal questions.
first three years at Ann Arbor evi- eot sst a


c-.~uaaui su euef-anng o ne ex
years. The president added, however: denty surmised that a recital of his pected city officials are already under
"You know all of Mr. Rockefeller's experiences in entering practical work way and no efforts will be spared to
gifts have come as surprises to is. would be more welcome than a per- make their stay in the University
We seldom know his plans for in- hacitleasant
creasing the endowment until he an- ha loss interesting account of c pl
nounces them by a gift" draughting in actual practice. Mr. Two of the sessions will be devoted
Accordingly no one here will be shreaWorden is now connected with the to the practical problems of everyday
prised if President Harper wells the oSolvay Process Company of Detroit, municipal administration. Besides
prisedt if Presient Harpeatols her where he began at the bottom of the the annual address of the president
of a Christmas "remembrance" pot ladder working with the repair gang. of the League, Mayor John F. Bible,
least. It seems certain, however, that He brought out how important it was of Ionia and the routinebusiness, there
if Mr. Rockefeller is holding out his for an engineer to learn to do things will be papers and discussions on
usual Christmas gift he is doing it himself and at the same time to gain the enforcement of criminal laws,
with the expectation of adding a much the respect tf the men- who have n(t on the water supply of cities, and
larger gift early in the new year. had the advantages of a technical on street paving and other muni-
Starr J. Murphy, Mr. Rockefeller's education. By successive steps Mr. cipal public works, by Judge C. B.
special educational agent, has been Worden was advanced to the draught- Grant. of the Supreme Court of Mich-
at the university for two weeks and log room, whore by developing Igan, Dr. Victor C. Vaughan, Dean of
will be here for another week. He is a propensity for doing "rush" work the Medical Department of the Uni-
making a careful inspection of the he attraseted the attention of his 50- versity of Michigan, W. B. Mayhtry,
university with special reference to periors with the result that he was Commissioner of Public Works of De-
the way money already received has made chief draughtsman. In this ca- troit, D. J. W. Inches, Mayor of St.
been spent and to the urgent needs acity he recently made a trip loves- Clair, E. R. Nellis, Mayor of Wyan-
for further endowment. It is expect tigating drawing room practice in the doffe, and other municipal officials.
ed here that the founder has in mind large plants of the west. Several dif- One session will be given to the con
a much larger contribution than he feren ty pes of drawing rooms were O n on will en ot on-
has ever made before. This new giftfound)(lto be in) use and)1it is his wish segdeationo problems of municipal
ifto combine the best in all of them in legislation, which will have special in-
will be for the development of Rush terest in view of the demands for new
Medical college, now affiliated with the'owe wdowing rotom wlich is soon city charters and the possibility of the
the university, which will be moved to be erected for the Slvay Company revision of the state constitution
entirely to our own campus from the Mrai Wooen mhae a few remarks rel which should deal with the relations
West side and stationed in new uiilt ye,o~ Michigan and the Boston wihsol elwt h eain
West wich will betered nw I elschool which are of more than ordi- of the cities to the state. Mr. U. G.
ings which will be erected on athe ar Ilt-rst to the Michigan Engin- Denman, City Solicitor of Toledo, Ohio
centhy ote pirwa eers. In his opinion life at Technol- will describe the operation of the new
ently obtaed by purchase. ogy is ctinal round of study. Ohio Municipal Code, which, as a
This he maintains is unwise as it is member of the Ohio Legislature, he
Coach Stagg has been dangerously just as necessary for an engineer to had a large share in framing. Mr. D.
ill. The severe cold from which he be able to impress men as it is in any F. Wilcox, Secretary of the Grand Ra-
was suffering on Thanksgiving day othernrofesion. The work at Tech- pids Civic Club, and a well-known st-
developed into pneumonia and for se nology is s1 heavy that there is no dent of municipal government, will
eral days, until the crisis had been time f1r aly lutside associations ol advocate local charter conventions
passed, there were grave doubts as to any nature. Mr. Worden closed by as the most effective method of se-
his recovery He had completely used saying that if a draughtsman is con- curing municipal home rule. Alderman
up his reserve vitality in the last scientious and combines his skill in David E. Heineman, of Detroit, and1
week of practice for the final game the bartiottar with Engineering he Elvin Swarthout, of Grand Rapids.
and when the dread disease attacked is sure to be a success. will discuss the contents of city char-
him, he had little strength with which ters and the best system of municipal
to fight it. He has now reached a organization, showing the results of
hopeful stage of convalescence and MINNESOTA VS- NORMAL, serious study of these problems by the
his rapid recovery is hoped for. Ihe Normal Athletic council has ac- councils of the two most Important
cepted the challenge of the University cities in the state. ,t
The Musical clubs gave their first of Minesota besketball team for a Other speakers will present papers
concert last Friday night in the En- game in Ypsilanti, while the Minne- on various topics related to the gen-
glewood Methodist church. It wa sotans are on their eastern trip. The oral subject of the meeting. Judge C.
pronounced the best "first concert" meetint will prlbably be fixed for A. Kent, President of the Michigan
the Chicago clubs have ever given. February. Political Science Association, will con-
The annual home concert in Mandel sider the arguments for and against
hall tomorrow night promises to be a A PROPHECY. municipal ownership or public utili-
great success. Following the concert The following verse appeared in the ties. Mr. S. D. Callender, attorney
a dance will be held in the Reynolds Chicago Record-Herald and explains of the Detroit Municipal League, will
club, the first ever given there. The itself: give an address on "Merit in Munici-
members of the club are planning to Yostii Machina Delenda Est. pal Administration." A paper on the
show their guests a royal time. As sank the sun on Waterloo, valuable work of the League of Wis-
So on the gloomy West consin Municipalities will be read by
An orchestra has been added to the The bluodshst orb looks sadly down- Mr. S. E. Sparling, secretary of the
list of varsity musical organizations. For Michigan is best. League, who is also an alderman of
The orchestra will make its first ap- All rival hosts are routed Madison, Wis., and an instructor - in
pearance at the performance of the (That is, are nearly all). public administration at the' Univer-
University Dramatic club next Friday But strong the cry that warbles forth sity of Wisconsin. The direct rimary1
evening. The club will present two That Michigan must fall. election system will be discussed by1
plays-The Duenna, by Sherman, and Senator Chas. C. Simons.
The Land of Heart's Desire, by Yeats. For three long years, with mighty Recent progress in the adoption of<
smile, scientific and uniform methods of mu-s
The women of the university have Coach Wig-Wag Yost has reigned nicipal accounting in American cities t
Tmed women ofthetuiversiave. Thrice have the haughty wolverines will be described by Mr. Charles C.
organied an athletic association. Cheered till their throats were Brown of Indianapolis, editor of Mu-
Miss Marie Ortmayer, the "champion strained. nicipal Engineering.
woman athlete of the university," was Now must the proud Ann Arbor men in addition to these speakers defi-
elected president. Like crawfish backward crawl. nitely secured; other well-known men I
When autumn leaves turn gold again from a distance have promised to at-8
The Three Quarters club, the fresh- Then Michigan must fall, tend and address the meetings if oth- f
man honorary society, held its initia er business engagements permit, and
tion last week. "Bubbles" Hill was Thus every football player some at least of them mey be expect-
made to climb an electric light pole Throughout the woolly West, ed. Among these may be mentioned
in front of the Palmer House and And every coach and captain Charles J. Bonaparte, of Baltimore,
Nordenholdt, fullback on the team. Joins in the saengerfest. President of the National Municipal
had to propose to the poster of a cho- In every hall the boosters League, Clinton Rogers Woodruff of
rus girl displayed in a Van Buren St. Cheer at the leader's call; Philadelphia, secretary of the same
art store window. The down town They've got the whole durn bizness association, and E. W. Bemis, the
crowds were greatly amused at the cinched well-known writer on municipal ques.
antics of the freshmen. That Michigan must fall. - fions, who is now superintendent of t
HARRY W. FORD. P. R. W. water works at Cleveland, Ohio,.

No. 62
ALUfN FUN NOW $10,000
Association Was. Never in a More
Prosperoue Condition-Life: Mem-
idrship Subsoription Pouring
In-Funds well Invested.
The cash endowment fund of the
University of Michigan Alumni Asso-
ciation yesterday reached the high
mark of $10,000. This. money volun-
tarily contributed to the organization
by alumni who desire life member-
ships in the association has already
beep deposited in the University treas-
ury to draw interest at 5 per cent.
With $10,000 now profitably invest-
ed, the Alumni Association is on a
firm basis and is in practically no
danger of ever suspending. Such a
welcome announcement is a source of
gratification to the management and
to all loyal Michigan graduates and
students. Besides the $10,000 from en-
dowment memberships, there is still
over 430,000 yet to be received from
other alumni who have subscribed to
the life fund.
The money thus accumulated is
usedi to pay the running expenses of
the association and to publish and cir-
culate among the alumni the official
magazine of the organization.
Never was the Alumni Association
in a more prosperous condition.
Since last June over a thousand dol-
lars has been added to the endowment
fund. Said Secretary Shirley Smith
yesterday: "It is interesting to note
the large increase in endowment mem-
berships. Loyal alumni everywhere
are voluntarily lending their support
to the work the association is endeav-
oring. to do. We are now firmly or-
ganized with our funds well invested
and we are enabled to. extend the in-
fluence of the association."
Ned Kellogg, Michigan's track cap-
tain and famous distance runner, now
in his fourth year of track athletics,
may go to England next year. Though
Kellogg himself will not say a .word
about it, his friends announce that the
track captain will try for the Rhodes
scholarship. Kellogg is well fitted
for the peculiar examination required
by Cecil Rhodes' will. Besides having
specialized for four years in the very
studies which the will requires as the
bookish part of the examination, Kel-
logg has the qualities of "athletics.
good fellowship and leadership."
Last spring at Philadelphia Kellogg
beat the best long distance runners
in the United States, and in the pres-
ence of 5,000 people ;demonstrated
that his coolness and headwork under
the terrific strain did more than any-
thing else to win him the race.
The program for the Adelphi meet-
ing to be held tonight at 7:15, has
been arranged as follows:
Debate-Resolved, That In a suit
at law the loser should be made to
pay all costs.
Affirmative-Schnutz, Long.
Negative-Dunton, Bassett.
Discussion of question.
Reverend Alexander McKenzie, D.
D., pastor of the FirAt Church in Cam-
bridge. Massachussetts, will speak be-
fore the Wesleyan Guild at the M. E,
church. Sunday evehing, Dec. 13. His
subject will be, "Some Characteris-
tics of the Gospel of St. John."
The Cercle Francais gave a very
pleasant social i Sarah Caswell An-
Hell Ball last evening, The meeting
was to hve been addressed by Pro.
fessor P. R. De Pont on the "Folk
Songs of the French People," but ow-
ng to a severe cold, Professor De
Pont was unable to use his voice and
the lecture was postponed until a lat-

er date.
Mrs. Hostreiter and the Girl's Glee
Club will be present at the Woman's
League Group party Saturday after-
noon and will join in the singing.

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