.Y, JANUARY 6, 1912.
School Principles U
INCREASE OPTIONAL WORK, I
cned In compliance with the request of a could
that .comimttee of the literary department
hich is investigating the matter of o
:langing the university entrance re-
uirem.ents, many responses are being e
eceived from high school principals di
nd superintendents stating their w
.ews on the matter. The general. ten--
r of these letters is to the effect that
e scope of the list of units possible
r entering high school students
aould be greatly increased. It is said
.at the best interests of those who
'e going to enter some vocation on
'aduation and do not intend to enter A
fllege, are sacrificed for the interests N
those who will uphold the scholastic b(
re at the university. This is espe-
ally true" in smaller schools where
e number of teachers and of subjects
ught is necessarily gieatly limited.
The letter to the committee which
llows is an examplc of the radical
ew held by some intiuential educat-
s. It appeared in " Detroit paper.
sterday, erroneously labeled a letter
king the uni.ersity "to adopt a new
Aks of the
Prominent Faculty Members May As-
sume the Leadership.
Plans are under way to organize a'
University of Michigan Wilson club,
and in all probability a meeting will
be held Tuesday, January 9, for the
purpose of effecting an organization.
H. J. Abbott, registrar of deeds of
Washtenaw county has the matter in
charge, and such prominent members
of the university faculty as Deans
Vaughan and Cooley, and Professors
Bunker and Bogle may take active
charge of the work.
Covernor Woodrow Wilson, of New
Jersey, will deliver an address in Ann
Arbor January 19, and preparations
are being made to entertain him dur-
ing his stay. He will arrive via Mich-
igan Central from Detroit at 9:19 a.
m. and will deliver his speech in the
Whitney theater at 11. A luncheon
will be ser:ed in his honor at the city
Y. M. C. A. at 12:15.
FORMER PROFESSOR'S LETTERS
AND DIARIES ARE PUBLISHED.
A new book containing selections
from letters and diaries of Moses Coit
Tyler, a former professor of this uni-
versity, has just been received at 'the
office of the alumni association. Pro-
fessor Tyler was professor of language
and literature from 1874 to 1881 when
he resigned to accept a chair in Amer--
ican History at Cornell university
where he remained until his death in
esity admit unconditionally any grad-
uate of any four-year high school,
provided the quality of its teaching
and work is approved by the univer-
sity, and provided that such graduate
shall be certified by his principal or
superintendent as being qualified to
pursue the first-year work of the uni-
"Respectfully submitted, Wales C
Martindale, superintendent of schools;
Benjamin F. Comfort, principal Cass
Technical high school; David MacKen-
zie, principal Central high school; Ed-
win L. Miller, assistant principal
Central high school; J. Remsen Bish-
op, principal Eastern high school; Wil-
liam L~ihtbody, principal Higgins high
school; Frank Cody, principal Mc-
Millan high school and William A.
Morse, principal Western high school."
Though considerable changes are ex-
pected to be made by the committee
nothing like such sweeping action as
this will be taken. The number of
absolutely required subjects for en-
trance will be lessened in all proba-'
bility, and the list of optional offer-
ings appreciably increased, but the
university is not likely to take a step
such as that advised.
Instructors Called Home By Death.
Dr. J. W. Scholl of the German de-
partment and Dr. A. F. Shull of the Bi-
ology department were called to
Springfield, Ohio, yesterday afternoonj
by the death of their mother. They
are not expected to return until next
Tuesday and Dr. Scholl's classes in
Scientific German will not meet until
Kane, who on Jai
"The News Story
alumnus and for a
in journalism in
On January 16,
on "The Newspai
DEMAND FOR TW(
"My Girl from Mi
lege Love," from am
era songs, are wini
honors to date. Fil
of each have just be
plenish the fiirst e
been nearly exhaust
of James Bur-
has met with
s forced to tel-
stalls. Already aboutj
een disposed of, most-
>f the university fac-
ents who are showing
in the work.
Changes in the building of the ice ili
rinks at Ferry Field, made necessary R
by the level of the ground at the tennis it
probability the Hockey Pen will be t
ready for use Monday. Instead of T
three pens made, as was originally tc
planned, one large pen 150 by 90 feet ed
will be constructed. -' J
U. There are a few a
LOOK! We are going to publish a
r Number ot the Gargoyle
in Two Weeks
is who wants to contribute pictures or humor about the same is welcome.
But send them in before January 10th.
There are a few o'
goyles with the cc
left in the stores.
cover we ever pul
a copy while you