The Michigan Dail
ANN ARBOR, MICH., SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 1904.
"rICNIGAN VICTORIOUS. BIBLE STUDY. BRYAN LECTURE.
First Reiment Defeated by Score of Inter-Fratrnity Bible Study Associa- William Jennings Bryan Lectured Yes-
42 to.22-Rose Breaks all Amer- tion Organized and Operating- terday Afternoon to One of the
iean Records for Shot Put- Fifteen Fraternities Interested Largest Audiences ever As-
The Summaries. and over Ninety'Men En- sembled in University Hall.
In a met replete with sensations, rolled.
Michigan's track team defeated the "When on lecture tours I always
strong First Regiment Athletic Club Following the movement started in reserve some time for college towns.
team by a score of 42 to 22. The many of the Eastern colleges, notably because I like to address college stu-
greatest sensation was the fact that Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, there dents" With these words William
Rose established a new American rec- has been started at Michigan what is Jennings Bryan, the noted lawyer, lec-
ord, 47 feet 6/ inches, for the shot known as the "Inter-fraternity Bible turer, politicial and public man, began
put, both indoors and outdoors. Other Study Association." his address in University Hall upon
notable features were Hahn's defeat This is a direct outcome of the re- "The Value of an Ideal," yesterday
by Keeler in the dash, Steffins' beat- cent visits of Mr. Clayton S. Cooper afternon.
ing Schule in the hurdles and Keller's of New York, who is the secretary of The interest of the general student
great work in the high um the Bible Study Department of the body was manifest in a larger degree
Rose's work with the shot is easily International Young Men's Christian than was anticipated. Long before 3
the greatest feat in track athletics Association. oclock people began to gather in the
ever accomplished by a Michigan During his last visit to Ann Arbor, corridors, and by four oclock, the
man. In his last try the young giant a meeting of fraternity men was call- time set for the address, every seat
pulled off his sweater and prepared ed at the Y. M. C. A. parlors and an was taken and standing room scarce.
to go after the indoor record made by informal discussion there took place, Tremendous applause greeted Mr.
LeMoyne, the Harvard freshman, at and in which it was decided that there Bryan's appearance. The Glee Club
New York last Tuesday, and not only was a regretable unfamiliarity with responded to two numbers, and then
did he succeed in this but also in the English Bible among college men. the speaker of the afternoon was in-
breaking the American outdoor rec- Representatives from some twenty troduced by the president of the Good
ord of 47 feet made byG. R. Gray, in fraternities were present and after Government Club in a few well chos-
1893 at Chicago. The world's record discussion, it was unanimously agreed en sentances.
is 48 feet 2 inches made by D. Horgan. that it would be altogether desirable Expectancy and anticipation had
However, Morgan's record was made to study the Bible from a scientific or been with some difficulty repressed in
in Ireland and it is the practice there literary view point. itie few minutes intervening before
to put the shot from a seven foot cir- Plans were made for carrying out the opening of the address; but when
cle, the putter being allowed to jump the idea and committees appointed. In Mr. Bryan rose to speak a quietness
diagonally across the square. This is each of the fraternities represented settled over the audience, which, ex-
a great advantage and it is unfair to a group class, consisting of as many cept for frequent applause, remained
compare Rose's record with Morgan's. men of the fraternity as are interest- unbroken throughout the lecture.
Kirby's work with the shot would ed has been formed. The fellows There are but few instances when
have been considered phenominal had meet at some convenient hour and in- a speaker is placed in as trying a po-
it not suffered in comparison with formally discuss the chapters which sition as was Mr. Bryan yesterday
that of Rose. He is left-handed, some- they have taken as a lesson, not from afternoon, lie has appeared before
thing rather unusual for a shot put- a religious view point, but from a Ann Arbor audiences so often, and
ter. scientific or literary side, as they advancing views which were in a
Just as the'shot put was finished, would in studying Shakespearej or measure opposed to those held by
the Hon. William J. Bryan entered Milton. many of his audience, that he could
the gymnasium and was greeted with The Bible Study Association has not but feel uncomfortable in soie
prolonged cheers and the U. of M. been in operation now for about three degree. And further, no audience can
yell. weeks and the roll is rapidly increas- be more critical than an audience of
In the 40 yard dash Keeler caught ing, both in the number of chapters college students. Such was the po-
Hahn asleep and to the surprise of enrolled and in the number of men. sition in which he was placed, and so
the spectators beat the little cham- At present there are sixteen fraterni- well did he meet the demands of the
pion to the tape. ties carrying out this idea, with a to- occasion. that few of his audience left
Steffins, the North Division High tal enrollment of over ninety men. the hall expressing other than coin-
School boy, who recently beat Catlin, Each fraternity group class chooses mendation.
of Chicago in the indoor hurdles, two men to represent it in the gener- The marvelous magnetism, the mu-
showed his class by defeating Schule. al committee and from this general sical voice, the lucid reasoning and
However, Steffins beat the gun by at committee an executive committee of the irrepressible humor, which are so
least five feet and this lead Schule five men is elected, to carry on the happily blended in Mr. Bryan, can not
was unable to overcome although he more immediate work of the organi- help holding the listener ani compell-
gained considerably. cation. ing him to see both sides of the ques-
Rebstock sprained his ankle while The number of, men interested in tion presented.
going to the gymnasium last night, this kind of work, in the fraternities Mr. Bryan spoke in part as follows:
and Norcross was left to run the quar- at the various institutions throughout "What. is the value of an ideal? It
ter mile alone. Aided by Goodwin, the country is estimated to be consid- brings to mind the great difference
who paced the first two laps for him, erably over 5,000. between a wasted life and a life spent
"Norky" succeeded in defeating Geo. The effect of such a thorough and in doing good and attempting to ben-
Smith of the soldiers, in the very good scientific study of the Bible, will not efit mankind. It is the difference be-
time of 54 seconds. "That track of only be of value as a study of the best tween success and failure, and often
yours is something fierce," said Smith literature, but it is believed it will of life and death. Life should be
after the meet. "I think that we could tend to greatly advance the general measured, not by what we can get
safely promise the Michigan quarter character and tone of fraternity life. out of it, but by what we put into it.
milers the same medicine that they Only as we put conscientious, earnest
gave us if the race were to be run in ORATORICAL CONTEST FINALS. endeavor into our lives can we ex-
thearmory at Chicago." pet to gain that which is worth
Withey showed his nerve in the Twhile.
pole vault when, after Albertson had The members who will appearin "We need ideals in every avenue of
done 10 feet 6 inches, and he him- the University Oratorical contest Mar,life. We need them in business, in
self had twice failed, he cleared the 18th are as follows:sl hepWesnsdandmin pusites.,
baron he hir an lat tial Ro- itonGuyof he enir lw cassthe professions, and in politics. The
bar on the third and last trial. How- ith an oration on '"The Battle of great success in business, I care not
ever, the Chicago man eventually wtraoa;oJ.oG."W e Bttlecof what branch of industrial life it may
won out. Saratoga"; J. G Welch of the second be, can be attained only by observing
Mall beat Uffendell by at least year law class onThe Twentieth scripturously what is right. This is
twenty yards in the half mile run, and tury Reform"; F. H. Bartlett of the true also in politics. There are people
finished strong. f rst year law, "The Progress of today who advise young men to keep
Keller defeated Captain Kaecke in Peace"; J. F. Halliday of the senior
the high jump by jumping 1 feet 11 unated, fbutI say, let us raise up young
inches, with apparent ease. cf 1850"; Hugo Sonnenschein of the men of the sort that upon entering
Holton, the midget mile Tunner, of junior class, "The Region of Law"; politics will not be contaminateil
the First Regiment, won the admra- and B. ,H. DePriest, of the sophomore thereby, bat rather who will elevate
tion of the spectators by the plucky class, The White Man's Burden. the political world so that it will rep
race he put up. He finished fast and The contest will be held under the resent only what is good and true and
almost beat Perry. - aespices ef the Students' Lecture As- resen' olwhtigodadruan
Michigan won the relay race with sociation and Regent Levi D. Barbour noble.'
yards to spare. The points however, of Detroit will preside. "On will we realize as a nation that
did not count in the score. great ideal for which our country has
There was an immense crowd in at- A petition signed by 1500 students always stood, and for which I pray
tendance at the meet. Huge banks at Chicago asking that the spring va- our flag may ever stand."
of seats extending from the floor to cation be lengthened one day was de-
the running track had been prepared nied by the faculty. As it is now, .C ty
and every place on these was taken. they have four days for their spring The Glee Club at the University 01
Also on the running track there was vacation, from the 28th to the 31st of California is giving a series of out-of-
so large a crowd that at times it March. The new quarter opens on Fri- door concerts in the Greek theatre.
threatened to interfere with the con- day, April 1st, and the students wish-
testants. ed it to be changed to the following At Illinois the Biio, their year book,
Trainer Max Beutner, of the First Monday so they could visit at home. has offered a Morris chair as a prize
Regiment expressed himself after the The faculty claimed they couldn't to the sorority which hands in the
meet as follows: "We wish to extend spare even one additional day in the best collection of "roasts" for its col-
our thanks for the royal manner in new quarter and as a result there are umns. Evidently the editors think'
which we have been treated. We many sore and disappointed students they know just where to go for the
(Continued on page 2.) around the campus. best roasts.
Democratic Club Gave a Banquet Last
Night at the Oyster Bay in Honor
of the -on. Wm. J. Bryan.
The Democratic Club of the Univer-
sity gave a banquet in honor of Hon.
Wiliam Jennings Bryan at Oyster
Bay last night,
Almost a hundred of the members
of the club and student admirers of
the eloquent Nebraskan sat down to
the festive board at ten o'clock, Im-
mediately after the indoor track meet
with the First Regiment of Chicago,
at which the guest of the evening, Mrc
Bryan was present
After the 'menu had been served,
fromtblue points to coffee, the toast-
master, Attorney Martin J. Cavanaugh
who is well known in local Democratic
circles, introduced Mr. Frank S. Sen
of the senior law class, who toasted
the University of Michigan Democra-
Judge Thomas A. Bogle of the law
department followed with a response
and further review of the Michigan
Democracy, its past and future hopes.
Ihe final toast of the evening was
responded to by the guest of the even-
ing, the Hon. William J. Bryan. Mr.
Bryan talked of the Democratic out-
look in the coming presidential elec-
tion from the standpoint of a man
who is almost a party in himself. And
with his wonderful personal magnet-
ism and matchless oratory, inspired
his democratic hearers wi htnew hope
of a Democratic victory next fall.
RICHARD WAGNER LECTURE.
Professor Stanley will give an illus-
trated lecture on "Richard Wagner"
in the Museum lecture room Monday
afternoon. P rofessor Stanley is one
of the recognized authorities on-the
life and works of the great German
master and music lovers will undoubt-
.edly make the most of the opportuni-
ty. The lecture will be fully illustra-
ted by stereopticon views of Wagner's
home and therte at Bayreuth and
scenes from his famous operas, prob-
ably including "Parsifal."
DEBATERS ARE BUSY.
The four literary societies are now
busy preparing for the annual cup de-
bates which will take place soon.
Ony men who have never before tak-
en honors in oratory or debating on
'Varsity teams are eligible. The ques-
tion, "Resolved, That Labor Unions
Should Incorporate," is the same one
which will be debated in the Central
Debating League contest which will
take place between Michigan and
Northwestern at Evanston. The finals
which will decide the winner of the
Detriot alumni cup and also the team
to compete against Northwestern will
take place May 13. The cup which.
goes to the victor is the gift of the De-
troit alumni to the University Oratori-
cal society. It will become the per-
manent property of the society whose
members score the most victories in
twenty years of competition,
All students and others should he
interested in the talk to be given by
Mr. Takahaski at the meeting of the
young people of the Unitarian church
tonight at 6:30. The subject is "Tshe
Causes of the Rdsso-Japanese War."
Arrangements are being made by
the managers of the Memorial Day
Regatta' on May 30th, and the Inter-
collegiates on May 27 and 28 so that
a special railroad rate may be obtain-
ed by all students -and graduates who
desire to attend these very important
and interesting sporting events. Har-
vard, Yale, Princeton, Pennsylvania,
Columbia, Cornell and many other col-
leges will be represented in one or
the other of these events and it is the
aim- of the managers to get the rate
so that visitors may' leave on Thurs-
day and not be compelled to leave
Philadelphia until after the 30th,
which will be the following Monday.