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The Mkic higa~n Daily


No. 1 32


Union Committee Appointed to Re.
ceive Manuscripts.
Last Saturday at a meeting of the
board of directors of the Michigan
Union the first steps towards next year's
opera were taken. A committee con-
sisting 'of Professor Scott, Earle G.
Killeen, Hollis Baker and Roy Welch
together with President Watkins was
appointed to select the book for the
opera and to mnake the preliminary ar-
rangements. As yet the committee have
taken no steps but a meeting will be
held in the near future to decide upon
the requirements that the writers will
have to comply with in order to have
their books accepted. At this time they
will also set a time limit for the ac-
ceptance of manuscripts.
A movement has also been put on foot
to organize a Comic Opera club and a
committee consisting of Frank .Kapp,
John Dennison, Earl Moore, Fred Law-
ton and Robert Moreland has been ap-
pointed to draw tip a constitution. The
committee is expected to have plans per-
fected within a short time and then more
definite action can be taken.

This evening Prof. Hollisters classes
in Shakespearean readings will present
Macbeth in the second of their semi-
annual recitals. These public recitals
have proved very popular in the past
and with Macbeth as the play, this one
should not fall behind in interest.
Several Koanzaland stars are mem-
bers of the classes and thus exceptional-
ly good talent is assured. They will
have an opportunity to distinguish them-
selves in tragedy as well as comedy.
The recital will be held in Sarah Cas-
well Angell hall at 8 o'clock this evening
and is open to the public, to whom a
cordial invitation is extended.
Many Problems Beset Players.
and Managers--lnterclassMan-
ager Still to be Appointed.

IFair weather has brought out inter-
",LE MALADE IMAGINAIRE" casbsblenhisttouhanx
ISSUED FOR FRENCH CLASSES. lasbsblethssstoshanx-
tent that now no vacant lot is not

It is expected that the end of this
week will find the souvenir edition of
"Le Malade Imaginaire," the play that
is to be presented by the Cercle Fran-
cais, on sale. This book, which is the
fourth of its kind published by the
French department, is put out in a very
attractive form. It is printed on fine
paper and has a dark olive cover that as
in keeping with the rest of the souvenir
plays. s
The books will be placed in the clas-
ses immediately after the spring vaca-
tion. ,
-i Rehearsals of the spring play are pro-
gressing rapidly and before the end of
the week the rough work will have been
covered This leaves about ten days in
which to put on the final touches and
arrange all the details. With this
amount of time for merely finishing the
production, a huge success is looked for.
That China, with its immense natural
resources, will one day be the foremost
nation of the world, is the prediction
of Victor Jose set forth in a lecture at
McMillan hall Sunday evening. At the
present time China is the richest and
at the same time the poorest country
on the globe, richest in the sense of
their unlimited undeveloped wealth,
poorest as regards the poverty stricken
condition of their masses. The whole
country is gradually awakening to the
full realization of its true worth and
ultimate importance, under the guidance
of foreigners, and their native pupils.
Mr. Jose illustrated his lecture with
stereopticon views, taken from personal
experiences in the far-eastern land. Be-
sides speaking of China's wonderful re-
sources the speaker touched upon its
domestic, political, educational and social
The cartoon-joke prize contest for
the Gargoyle's humor joke section clos-
es today. A prize of five dollars has
been offered by the management for
the best illustrated bit of wit, and half
that amount for the entry that shall be
judged second best.
Copy for the next issue of the maga-
zine will be accepted until April 8. The
Spring number has met with a heavy
sale and the board of editors will at-
tempt to make the next issue even a
greater success.

utilized by athletes desirious of nunier- '
als. All but a few of the classes have
made their first call for candidates, the lnutsbigosrefwnigt
that they can afford to K ait, that at
least, being the excuse given.
As usual, all the teams that have fig-
ured in class baseball games in the past
to any extent are advancing claims to
the championship, and most of the claim-
ants fully believe what they say. The
1912 engineers, winners of the title last
year, have brought forward the asser-
tion that they will repeat. The 19G.
literary team which lost the final game
in the last inning when it was apparently ,
safe will have no chance to retrieve
their lost honors but plenty of other
squads are ready to jump into the
Freshman teams seem to have the best
opportunity of winning their way into
the last rounds, as the varsity needs
have made it necessary to call on every
man of known ability as a candidate for
the first team. In that way the other
classes are robbed of their best men
while the freshmen's strength is un-
impaired. Inexperience is the only fac-
tor that stands in their way but from the
style of work exhibited so far the first-
year men need not fear that to any
great extent. '
No interclass manager has been ap-
pointed as yet and it is hardly possible
that the unenviable position will be giv_-
en out until after the spring holidays.
Then the regular task of putting to-
gether a program of games that will
suit a bare majority at least, will coin-
The schedules are usually made up
after two plans, used alternately. The
first is to have the classes fight among
themselves for the departmental cham-
pionship, and the second is to put the
names in a hat and trust to luck that
the best teams will not be eliminated at
the start by running against other teams.
The usual objection to this is that it
gives one department a good opportunity
to have both final game teams, thus
causing interested spectators to forego
pleasure of witnessing a pleasant alter-
cation between such friends as the en-
gineers and the laws. When the former
plan is tried the engineers always claim
that two of their teams are so far su-
perior to any team in the other depart-
ment that it is a shame to eliminate one
of the good ones at the start.
An attempt will be made this year to
secure enough competent umpires to
avoid pitched hostilities marring the pro-
gress of the game. ]n the past the meth-
(Continued on Page 2.)

Wit and Humor are Plentiful at Soph
Lit Banquet.
One of the mhost sccessful stag an-
luets of the year was held by the soph
it class at the Michigan Un1ion lo-
lay evening. From start to finish there
was not a doll minute. Snappy songs,
:rise and bright toasts, an excellut
:oastmaster and an abundant supply of
good fellowship combined to mae it a
red letter day io the history of the class-
More than eighty attended and many
sore were turned away ol account of
limited accommuodations at the Union-
After dimer, music was furnished
by the Sophomore Glee club, which mrade
an initial and eery creditable appear~
ance. "Cork" Riordan, the wittiest little
Irihmn olthe amuate so-
master and his imtroductions wvere clev-
erer than the average. Chief among the
speakers were Prof. W \illiam Jay Hale,
Dr. Carl Parry, Dr. Francis Mb. Bacon
and Chauncey B'oucher. The tirst nam-
ed spoke etertainingly on "Is a ],ion
Among Ladies a Most Dreadful
Thing?" He did full justice to the sub
The other toasts were in the nature
of gentle roasts. Toastmaster Riordan
picked out the tender spots of the speak-
ers and in turn they retaliated by re
lating several choice iucidets of
" Cork's" early career Chauncey Bouch-
er gave several interesting impersona-
tions on woman suffrage and the newly
arrived immigrnt Fred Lawton also
rendered his impersoatios of Coach
Yost and "strongheart " both of which
were received with much appause
Among the other mten who spoke were
Frauk "Senator Snyder Charles
Pyramid' Stone, Pau T. Gaynor and
Arthur B Moehhnan
Three Veterans Furnish Bright Pros-
pects for Strong Team.
'rvihtree men Of ast yars teamin
school the prospects for a winning tennis
squad are >right ind ed. The erry
field courts have been iu use for two
weeks anid the tennis experts have been
making the best use Of the early warm
weather. Captain Ayrs, P'rice and
Shafroth are the vteras who will again
contest for places on the team. They
are all in training and the new comers
will have to show exceptional class to
take their places away from them.
The tight for the fourth place o the
team promtises to he especially interest_
ing. A umber of strog players are
already rounding into form. During te
first week after the spring rcess al in_
formal tournament will be held to give
the new men experience in close co
petition and also to get a line on their
ability. Captain Ayres is enthusiastic
over the prospects and believes that a
winning team is assured
The competitio is sure to be
pecially keen this year as every "
player of ability is anxious to t
long eastern trip. Th'e team v
Cornell at Ithaca on Nlay 2r
play the Union college team
lowing Mlonday. It is pos
er matches will be arrag
eastern teams. Beside '
ches there will lie ga
courts with strog tea
by colleges-
The third of th<
before the Forestr

evening. Fay C'
"Travel in the MN
and Packs Train.
California and s<
life. This meeti
lie. A regular

For some time past crowds of st. rmeiaedo o, "Sylock
dents have been using the girls' athletic Watts Plays a Good One.
field is a baseball grounds. 'their The will of "Shykock" Watts will be
heavy cleated shoes have worked hacuc decided in the probate court and until
with the sod and especially on the this hppens, thl' sate will he held in-
h;ockey field which has been about ruin- tact. A\s a result there is wailing and
ed. gnasing of teeth in Arm Arbor for the
Saturday afternoon Miss Bigekow, the above fact means that watches, suits,
girls' athletic instructor, requested the itvercoats and diamods, "hocked" some
men not to play any longer the(lie eld, time ag, cantnot be secured until Pro-
but was answered discourteously by hate Judge Emry 1,Lehd renders his
some of the players decision in the case.
At the meeting of the WVomen s This is a trite lard oi many students
ILeague hoard tomorrow, the matter will and has caused enough swearing to el-
be taken tip and some plan of action danger more than ctrle man's soul.
decided upon. With spring vacation less than a week
away, and fond parents, t say nothing
SAILORS WILL GE T tc ,l jriig fr ii' rean-sis
se his stew spring overcoat and play
HANDS ME B GLE '1'aih his gold wtatc, this is a great
hrdship-alamt in sme Cases.
Numerous inquiries wil be made and
it will take a clever class bolter to ex-
Student Council Takes Action plain bow he let somone take his watch
Towards Securing Token of and howr that somone forgot to 'return
Appreciation for Jackies. it. Or that there wvas a poor, poor man
in Anm Arbor who had no spring over-
coat and wa t5 reezmg to death and of
A gold plated, silver trimmed bugle, hwsmahtcJhm ethmhs
with ia maize and blue shoulde r cord Even wvorse than that is the plight of
will waken the jackies of the U. S. S. the lad who w ore the solitaire ring of
Michigan of mornings and sound orders hsbtrtea ino ieiy n
to ut ff he ighs t nghtin he u-found it useful around soph prom time.
ture. At last night's meeting of the Piy h. l h- - it-posi oivn
Student Council, it was decided to gve atcxi tha t willhld wtrwe
such an instrument to the crew of fl tedo at yatafladpet
battleship as a token of AMichigan s tctthgld? I> nthatlockt, w i
appreciation for the cheering furnished cotie- ic fhrhir n hc
by the sailors while Dave Allerdice amt-nd k amysrreedcaigi
his men were humbling Alike Mlirphy s -tll a olar, ts highest "ock" vaue
charges on F ranklin field last November. ,Atrheashs wodcedhre
P ractically all the promised contribu Nwill he a pulic auctio sale of all the
tions have been collected. The total tlicarcesndheisahne
is about $fto, and the bugle will costtoscredssuimaolsplr
this amount. The freshman law Mslo- ampscura re ss sun imnd rinpao
dent ar stll t hehead frm. 'h wavtch chains and even furiture for a
literary department heads the list of cig
moesty gfet$s. TewniioUte m- ntil then, howeer, the "victims will
versty gve $oe obliged to'fasten their fobs to their
Much discussion regarding the pro-poktbyinadtowrasetr
posed gift has gone ot since the foot- .est instead of an overcoat, to appear
hall team returned from Philadelpha a frm lhm eetiu nodnr
bearing the splendid silk flag which the'drsstellrmimg e ceptithevslitoritary
saissrs llingnhow thethamebeforgotht
sai rs resnte tothe beorethepick that drecss suit. "Shylo k" Watts
P ennsy game. It was Captain Sealby vws said t hb fod of jokes, in fact he
of the ill-fated Repubic who suggested (trk life as the biggest joke of all. Only
the bugle as a gift. The counecil om one thing was serious to him-his busi-
mittae accepted his suggestion Withoat mess. \\hat is more fitting then that
hesitation. his last ac should lie one of the Best
Lids have been asked for, and it is jokes cvcr perpetrated in Ann Arbor,
expected that the horn will be shipped for the wily old mn must have care-
to Philadelphia navy yard, wh e f tfllc phnd all this beforehand, the
Michigan is lying, shortly after the proata court, the komg drawn out legal
sprmg vacation light, a the discomfiture of the stu-
The sixty-seventh annual banquet wvas G NI I T WI L" CUME
given by the Alpha Nu literary society lUR:IN'G NTERSCHIOLASTIC.
at the Michigan Union Saturday night.
I'h- 1.eptiomdaly god. Ca11 night will he Friday, may 21.
i P.trestig 'This was dcidecd b the Student Council
last night. The event will be a double
header attraction. Not only will it be
th night of nights for the freshmen,
alarge eventing for the second year
men amt a frolic for the upperclassmen,
haut the "prep" and high school athletes
whl are to compete in the interscolas-
tic meet willie in .Amt Arbor.
The managemtent of the interscholas-
ic mecet has heel) anxious to secure cap
ight cul this date, as it ill provide
luniable enttertaituent for the pros-
ectivc collegims. It is thought that
le young track met will attend the
.twva in a bdy, accompanied by
kr \ t:\' INTv:1NTs To 11om) OvER~.
was foetid impossible to take uip

matter of the I-aw Review nomina-
lat the meeting of the legal faculty
F ridati ni:;ht, mwinlg to a large
lnt of accumulated business. No
]1g' of the facnlty wvill be held this
,so that the appolintmlents; will not
ide until after spring Vacation,

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