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December 16, 1899 - Image 18

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U. of M. Daily, 1899-12-16

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THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DAILY.
tention is the presence of women in was not tp to the standard of today, but was used for class rooms. The south were unmercifully lampooned, some-
nearly all the departments. It is dif- it furnished a healthful exercise and building was devoted entirely to class times very coarsely. This burlesque
ficult for him to realize that the women pleasant diversion. Intercollegiate rooms, except that there were comfort- business finally became intolerable and
able rooms which the students them- the faculty sat down on it so heavily that
have heen with us for many years and gtaes were practically unknown, hut the selves carpeted and furnished for the expulsion was quite likely to follow if
that they are here to stay. During his house games were so planned that great three literary societies which held their the offense could be fixed upon any stu-
college days their admission was a burn- enthusiasm was aroused, and occasional meetings therein every Friday evening. dent. I knew several persons whose
ing question, and he is probably some- gmes in neighboring cities were events At that time the campus was entirely diplomas were delayed for years or were
uradorned. A good wheat crop was ultimately obtained from other institu-
what surprised to find that the dire. pre- long to be remembered. One of these, in raised on a portion of it and later it af- tions, because they were implicated in
dictions of the disasters that would fol- which a member of our present Board of forded excellent pasture for a herd of these attempts to be funny.
low the opening of the doors to them, Regents figured prominently, is pleas- cows and other animals, and thereby The junior exhibition was second only
have not been fulfilled. The more gen- antly and accurately described by Mr. hangs a tale. Professor Winchell going in importance to the commencement day
.Stanley Watterlo in his recent ooke to his class room one day found it occu- itself. The audience always overcrowded
cral regard for the aimenities that has tapied by a couple of bull calves which, the largest hall in town,, and the friends
come in recent years he is told is due to titled "The Launching of a Man." when the door was opened, charged and admirers of the several speakers tes-
the presence of the ladies. He visits the The graduate under the old regime upon the good doctor with such wild tified their approbation by unstinted ap-
chapter houses and drops in upon stu- must, upon reflecton, very soon conclude fcrocity that they put him and his class plause. Since every member of the class
dents in their rooms. The convenience that in all that he sees about him of ma-to flight and compelled the postpone- was privileged to get up a ten-minute
d-gent of all recitations for that hour, o ation and there was music interspersed
and often the luxury that the present terial growth, of change in methods and doubtless to the great grief of the boys. it will be seen that as the classes grew
generation enjoys, are in striking con- appliances, and in university life, are It is also on record that Dr. Williams large all could not be heard in a single
trast to the accommodations of even the unmistakeable indications that his alma going to his class room one day found a evening. Then, two evenings were de-
.e.t.t i onkey installed upon the platform in voted to the exercises, and finally the
most favored of his day. He remem- mater is imhued with the spirit of the sis place. Thereupon he informed his classes were so swelled in numbers that
bers the wood-market about the court times. The college of thirty years ago class that since they had chosen one of the custom had to be perforce aban-
house square, where student and sturdy was simply a cloister for study and for their own number to conduct their reci- doned. H. M. Utley.
countryman sought to get the better of study within comparatively narrow and tations he was not disposed to interfere.
each other in a bargain, the saw-buck, restricted limits. It was not in touch 'lhe temptation to monkey with the ani- COMEDY CLUB NEWS.
mals was removed by the removal of the
saw and ax, a necessary part of every with the world, and the world knew animals from the campus. At a meeting of the U. of M. Comedy
student outfit, the small room with its little of it. Its constituency was made Professor White inaugurated the Club held November 16, it was moved
bed, box stove, pine table and two or up principally of those seeking entrance movement for beautifying the grounds to lay the play, "A Gilded Fool," on the
by the planting of trees and in 1858 and table for the present, and before decid-
three chairs, but he soon discovers that to thertrained professions. In its teach- 1859 all the students joined in the work, iig definitely upon it, to try to find some
all these are things of the past. Perhaps ings it had little in common with the classes usually setting their trees to- lighter comedy more in the style of
1 icls i ny Mssem iisildo. Presiden's Hcs. Lcaieture ouis.
THE CAMPUS YEARS AGO.
he is acre during junior-ball week, and mvryday life by which it was surround- gether, each labeing his individual con - those which it has been the established
if so, his astonishment knos no ed. The university of today, if conduct tibtion. y class set out several rows custom of the Club to present. This ac-
bounds. He is bewidered by the along modern lines, is an essential maples across the north end o the tion ws taknecamis of the doubts
'-r ounds wesl of the present hospital, many of the 1 members iemId to enter-
crowds of young men in evening dress i part of the life of the people. They look as I am sure those trees now grown to tin of the success of the pri iction.
and the beauty and elegance of their to its graduates for leaders in every de- istately proportions constitute a eightii "The Glided Fool" is a "one-man"
companions. He stands perchance in the partment of thought and activityThecto esery'ose of us autisils his alma play and though very high class comedy
galleryof the gymnasiumiandashsit1tsarcritgalststotheoliamitelila 'i amr though he may not be able to ide- is not exactly the imd of piece suited
gallery thegy s dr gtr vhisparticular tree. 'Tie movement to the taleins of an anatur dramatic
looks down upon the ever changing completely does it perform its mission tIbeautify the campus could not have club. \ll but two of the rles are prac-
scene of youth and gaiety, he with diffi- The founders of the Ujniversity of been more ise or imcly. ticaly' straight parts," and call for
culty brings himself to believe that this Michigan were wise beyond their day, Many of the young men of that day- muchs ore serious thought and effort
is probably of this-were obtaining an thm those who go into the work maily
ti indeedaatllmitvrsiacciy life. Aniidfortheircocecpitiomniiif55wihstauniv ityedication under circumstances which for the pleasure to be derived from it,
then the house-parties and the pink teas should be was so broad and comprehen- required the closest possible economy of icare to expend. The difficulty of find-
and the gay crowds of young men and ste that the change from the old to the expenditures. I knew several who is i a perfectly unobjectionable stock-
and young women upon the streets and new has come naturally and sitishm1les carediall the money tliey piece in which theare several charac-
issss This they did by teaching country tes of about equal importance-pure
abotthe buildings, all are so differcnt. shock or seriosus optositiom.d strict schools, by tutoring those behimdI cre without too much roughhouse
In his day a dress suit could not have Harry B. Hutchins. in their studies, or by doimg such odd I-is rarely appreciated. During the sum-
eben found in the whole student coni- iobs as they could pik up. One of mily mer Mr. Page reacd seventeen plays and
mnnity, dancing was a waste of precious FORTY YEARS AGO. casmites, now a distinguished clergy looked through as -nuy more before
-yan, sased firewood for one of the pro findmg anything at all suitable.
time, and dancing in a unversity buid fssors two others, one a very promli Amoug the plays now under consid-
ing would have raised an outcry that no When I arrived on the campus in 1857 ient lawyer and the other a well-known eration are "A Pair of Spectacles,"
one would have had the audacity to the literar isdepartmente tcupied the two hysiciam, made profitable expeditions "WhatIappened to Jones." "She Stoops
face. Its society diversions were con ilimmdings which now constitute tie through the surroundige coutry graft to Conquer," and "The Rivals." It is
wigs of University Hall. The only ms filt trees for farmers. There were i ped that a decision will soon be ar-
fined to the church social, varied occa- 'ther buildsng on the campus at that iiue u no fraternity houses and no board- rived at as Mr. de Pont has now re-
sionaily perhaps by a call upon some fair time was the medical college, since en-in g clubs. turned and rehearsals should begin as
acquaintance in the city. Once or twee argsd. The old law building and the It was the fashion in those days to soon as possible. Among those who
in a semester he was possibly so ex- o iial laboratory came two or three hmi ve what was known as the junior ex- will probably take part this year are
travagant as to invest in an extrai lee- yvos later. The architectural plan coisi ition. The members of the junior Messrs. Page, Crowly, Sutphen. Iol-
-tmplated for the literary department ci lss prepared orations, more or less brook, Stone; Misses Stewart, Oliver,
ture association ticket and so brave as four buildings similar in form and siz Original. and spouted them fromt the Gok, Gibson, Birdsall.
to appear before his companions at tat ihe two then in place, but the plan ilaiform before densely packed and ad- It was also decided at the meeting to
lecture hall as the escort of a lady. Al- ,s changed.. The north building con- mig audiences. One of the things mi- adopt a Comedy Club pin-a little laugh-
though his social opportunities were lim- mined the chapel, occupyimg the main variably looked for in connection with ilt mask-to be worn by those who
.rfloor between the two hallways and this event was a burlesque program. have at some time taken an active part
ited, our student under the old regime above it the library, in which was placed Although great secrecy was observed as in this work.
was not without his amusements. They the natural history museum, and later to the topics of the different ssakers

were perhaps not always of the sort that the fine art collection of classic pictures they were sure to lealk out, and on the Professor George Hempl and Dr.
college authorities approve, yet in the cu(l plaster casts which Dr. Frieze and emening of the exhibition there would be Benjamin P. Bourland will read papers
Prof. Andrew D. White had gathered distributed by small boys at the door of at the meeting of the Modern Language
main they were unobjectionable. He withso much pains and enthusiasm. The the hall and on the streets a program, in Association in New York Cite, Decem-
played a kind of baseball that probably space beyond the hallway at each end which the orators and their subjects ber 27-29.

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