ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1912.
THE SECRET CHAMBERS
By Adgar Ellan Doe.
the U. S.
onference of Teachers
rs During the Last
Veek in March
oolmasters Club will holhi
al meeting here from March
3 30th inclusive. The pro-
now arranged, consists of
al meetings in University
irsday and Friday mornings
inferences held in different
iildings. The meeting on
will deal with the general
athematics and the follow-
1 include discussions on vo--
udies, the new university
equirements, the social side
hool life, and the pension-
Once upon a midnight dreary, as they pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of financial lore;
While they nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at the sacred door.
"Tis some Daily man" they muttered, "Tapping at our sacred door."
Quoth the Council-"Shut the door."
And the sad uncertain rumbling, of a student body grumbling,
Thrilled them-filled them with fantastic energies never felt before,'
So that now to still the beating of their hearts they stood repeating,,
"Tis some Daily man entreating entrance at our sacred door,'
Some investigator entreating, just entreating, nothing more."
Quoth the Council-"Shut the door."
-Deep into their mysteries pouring, despite some member's snoring,
Bravely dreaming dreams no Council dreamed before,
But their silence was unbroken, their exclamations gave no token,
And the only words there spoken was the whisper "Shut the door."
As frightened, they repeated the.same phrase o'er and o'er.
Quoth the Council-"Shut the door."
Then again there came a tapping, another gentle rapping,
And again awoke their napping-it was louder than before.
So their books they opened wide, and tossed them safe outside,
Hoping, praying, wishing t'would appease the growing roar,
Hoping it would satisfy, make them wish for nothing more.
And the Council shut the door.-
With their faces ghastly white, they cried "By just what right,
Do these youths an entrance to our sacred halls implore?
Do not we their chosen few, know exactly what to do,
And how to pass these troublesome questions o'er,.
And upon these troubled waters the oil of silence pour ?"
Quoth the Council-"Shut the door."
Their misfortune then beguiling, their sad fancies into smiling,
And broke the storm and grave decorum of expressions that they wore.
Though their worries bands or toques, these poor simple student blokes
Looked upon their weighty edicts as if from Plutonian shores,
As if their stern decision startled nations the world o'er,
As-they echo from closed doors.
But the Council sitting lonely in their sacred halls speak only
That one phrase, as if their thoughts in that one phrase did outpour
As they ponder their mighty responsibilities o'er,
And the gloom that clouds their faces casts shadows on the floor,
As they whisper-"Shut the door."
And the Council never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting,
In the dusty seats of power, in the dark behind the door.
And their faces have the seeming, of a Roman senate dreaming,
As they contemplate the meaning of the cry "Throw ope the door."
As they realize its meanings-their secrecy is o'er.
Sobs the Council-"Shut the door."
TWENTY COUPLES COMPETE I NOTED SCHOLAR WILL BE
FOR UNION BRIDGE TROPHY HEARID ON CERCLE COURSE,
Twenty couples played last night in M. Anatole Le Braz, of the' Universi-
the Michigan Union bridge tournament. ty of Rennes, France, will lecture on
Muzzall and Wright lead tile field with "Le Provincialisme dans la Littera-
a score of 1,130 and Slaymaker and ture Francaise" in Sarah Caswell An-
Burge won the lowest number of gell hall: on March 7, at eight o'clock,
points with 456. instead of March 6, as was previously'
The trophy of the tournament will announced.
be a pewter stein and one will be given M. Le Braz has been brought from
to each of the winners. The next France this year by the Alliance Fran-
playing will occur on Tuesday and caise and is one of the leading speak-
Wednesday evenings of next week. ers on the Cercle program, and during
The contest will close the week fol- his .tour of this country will speak
lowing with playing on Monday and before audiences in the larger univer-
Tuesday evenings. sity centers and cities.'
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* * * * *
Overheard in the Library.
It's not so warm as it is, was
it? What is it that everybody's
doing? Who is that good looking
fellow in the red maccaroon?
What sorority does Bertie.Green
belong to? When will the Phi
Beta Kappa cup-team try-outs
be announced? I am going to
take lessons so as to cinch a
place on the Freshman Glee
Club. Who did you take to the
Circle Francois surrey? Auf
wienerschnitzel. I go in quest
of a succulent hamburger gar-
nished with Bermuda lilies. Bum
sardines. I go to seek refresh-
ment at Spider's refestory.
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Mrs. Hutchins "at Home" from 3 to 6.
Mrs. Harry B. Hutchins will be "at
home" to all college girls from 3 to 6
on Tuesdays beginning the first week
is still a
TO BE LENGTHENED Counc
Dr. Peterson Advocates Plan muni
in Address at Meeting Editor,
n C Relat:
in hicago - misundf
It is expected that between sever-
and eight hundred teachers will be
present from all over the state, and
memb'ership in the club will be neces-
sary to obtain admission to the meet-
ings. However arrangements have
been made for students to obtain free
admission tickets from Mr. Jocelyn up-
on request. In order to accommodate
any students wishing these tickets, he
will be in Registrar Hall's office dar-
ing the four days of the meeting.
The present officers of the Club are
Mr. W. Morse, principal of Detroit
Western High School, president, Miss
Jessie Gregg, vice-president, Mr. L. P.
Jocelyn, secretary and treasurer.
DARING BURGLAR RIFLES
LOCAL FRATERNITY LODGE.
SERVE FIFTH YE:AR IN HOSPITAL. th
A change that Will eventually result gi
in lengthening the University medical of
course from four to five years was ad-
vocated by Dr. Peterson in an address th
given at the Eighth Annual Confer- ha
ence of the American Medical Associ- co
ation held in Chicago last week He ch
urged the general adop tion of a sys- mE
tem by which the student who has by
completed the regular four year medi- tdi
cal course will be aided in his selec- le:
tion of a suitable hospital in which to to
spend his interne year, m
At present about eighty per cent of we
Michigan's medical graduates spend a Tl
year as interne after graduation and .as
derive much or little benefit ti-erefrom th
according to the efficiency and facili- kn
ties of hospitals selected. Dr. Peter- on
son advocated in his paper on "The H
Relation of the Medical School to the he
Interne or Hospital Year," that the n
Council on Medical Education inspect fir
hospitals throughout the co,ntry and su
make a report on their relative merits. to
This report will be made the basis of so
a complete classification of all hos- Pr
pitals which will be graded for the m
use of medical colleges. g
Resultant from these facilities for fu
the advantageous locating of students in
for their interne year a general move- n
ment for a compulsory fifth year will be
probably take place throughout the ur
country with Michigan as its instigat- uu
or. At present Minnesota is th - only
college where the hospital year i5 corn- an
When interviewed concermng the an
proposed five years requirement for th
graduation Dr. Vaughan said. "In two th
or three years time we expect to have th
collected enough information concern- to
ing the merits of the various hospitals pa
to warrant us in establishing a com- tr
pulsory fifth interne year for our med- Fi
ical students. ta
at a c
Members Purloined of $300
in Valuables While
Will Perfect Organization Tonight.
Adherents of the tenets held by the
Deutscher Verein to Hold Symposium.
"Bismark" will be the subject of a
wielder of the "big stick" will com- symposium given by six members of
Entering the local chapter lodge of
the Chi Psi Fraternity at 1007 E. Hur-
on St., at an early hour Sunday morn-
ing, a burglar of unknown identity
rifled the lower floors of the house and
made away with valuables estimated
to be worth $300. That the midnight
visitor operated with a vi-ew of con-
verting his collection into ready cash,
is the belief of his victims, inferred
from the fondness he showed for suits
of clothes, gold watches and suitcases.
That the visitor was familiar with
the dormitory system employed in the
Chi Psi lodge is the further belief of
his victims, for inasmuch as the lower
N floors which contain the study dens are
left vacant and unguarded at night
while the members sleep on the upper-
most floor, his operation was made
easier than it would have been had
the members slept on the lower floors.
A wallet containing several dollars
was found on one of the study floors
on Sunday morning, which had drop-
ped unobserved from the pocket of one
of the member's coats.
plete the organization of a student
Roosevelt club at a meeting this even-
ing in the Griffin's rooms. The organ-
ization will receive the cooperation of
the National Roosevelt Committee of
which Governor Osborn is a director.
Membership is open to all students.
ANNUAL FANCY DRESS PARTY
TO BE HELD SOON BY WOMEN
The Annual Fancy Dress Party will
be given under the auspices of the
Women's League, Saturday evening,
March 16 at 7:30 o'clock at Barbour
gymnasium. Members of all the class-
es, including the graduates will give
original stunts. All the League houses
and the sororities are requested to car-
ry out some special idea in regard to
Admission will be 15 cents to mem-
bers and 25 cents for guests and spec-
tators. Any one appearing on the floor
not in fancy dress costume will be
fined ten cents.
the junior men's section of the Deut-
scher Verein at a meeting of that sec-
tion tonight at 8 o'clock. The dis-
cussion will be led by Dr. R. C. H. Fey
of the German faculty. The program
will conclude with a piano solo by
Lyle M. Clift, '14.
PROF. ROTH WILL ADDRESS}
Professor Filibert Roth, of the for-
estry department, left last evening for
Harrisburg, Pa., to attend the conven-
tion of the state foresters of Pennsyl-
vania, in session there March 5th, 6th
and 7th. Wednesday evening Prof..
Roth will give an illustrated address
before the convention on. "Michigan
Forests-As They Were and As They
Are." He will return to Ann Arbor
the latter part of the week. During
his absence Instructors Whiting Alden
and Leigh Young will meet the pro-
e check. However,
nown that he had no
n the fund nor to wi
e used a signature no
had never used be~o
o authority to use.
rst felt that he was i
ich an extent that he
urn the fund. Howeve
ught advice on the su
rof. J. W. Glover insi
ake the check good, tU
uaranteed at the bank
nd as held by the Cot
tact. Undoubtedly the
ever have come to li
een discovered by the
rer. Mr. Stanley vouc
When the Council le"
mount of the check we
isher's fare to Cornell
nd as soon as Mr. Sta
.e necessary deposit i
e account of the Cowl
e Council immediate
the band the amoun
ay Mr. Fischer's exp
ip. In spite of the
scher had said that
ke the trip but woul
ne else to go in his st
,as glad to have him
and on the trip and
Lhen it became known t
ided to go with the bai
o disposition among tI
e Council to object i
e use of the money fo
ut they did criticise t
Which the money was o
At the time the StudE
ut to collect funds to
Cornell they were an
sh a permanent fund s
ot be necessary to cal
outs for contribution
here was some fear the
could not be raisec
ip and several studen
om the State street me
(Continued on F
CHINESE Y. 1. C. A.
SECRETARY TO LECTURE.
An illustrated lecture on the "Chin-
ese Revolution" will be delivered by
Mr. A. J. Beals, director of athletics
in the Y. M. C. A. schools, at Tien Tsin,
China, under the auspices of the Stu-
dent's Christian Association, March 14.
.Over one hundred photographic slides,
made from photographs taken by the
lecturer during the recent revolution
in China, will be shown. Mr. Beals
has been located in China for three
years, and has had a rare opportunity
to- observe' and study the conditions
that led to the overthrpw of the empire
and the institution of a republic. The
Chinese Student's club will take an ac-
.tive part in the event.