ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 1912.
TWO SEA CAPTAINS OPENING GAME IS
WERE Dl FRIENDS.
h dCalit. Sealby Acquainted With Capt.
the direction of Professor E.
work was started yesterday Smith and Part of Crew of
sing and mailing the 25,000 lIl-1ated Titanic.
s that are to be sent out to -
alumni asking them to attend LOSES A lDETROIT FRIEND.
ty-fifth Anniversary Celebra--
ne. The work is being done Captain Inman Sealby, '12 law, for-
ial hall and the invitations mer commander of the ill-fated Atlan-
gut as quickly as addressed.
ut s qicky a adresed.tic lin r Republic, was well acquainited
R. Effinger is now collecting
well known men throughout w'ith Captain E. J. Smith of the Titan-
state who have never attended the
rersity. Special invitations will be
to these and it is likely that. the
tber will reach into the hundreds.
list includes men prominent in
tical, newspaper, educational and
rcial circles. Each member of the
rd of Regents has been asked to
:i in a number of prominent men in
state .and a number of other sourc-
ill be used to get the people in the
e in closer touch with the univer-
IETRY PRIZE WON
IY GEO, SPAULDING
for Lit Wins Coveted Testimonial
Offered by Mr. Nelson Field
of Kansas City.
APPEAR IN PAINTED WINDOW-
eorge O. Spaulding, '12, of St.
as, Mich., has been awarded the
d poetry prize of $100 for the best
n produced by a student during
present school year. "The Death
Judas" is the title of the. poem
ch Spaulding submitted to the
d of 'judges; which was c'omposed
he members of the rhetoric faculty.
poem is in blank verse, written in
bic pentameter, and the theme is
died very simply and effectively.
theme is philosophical in nature
deals with the betrayal of the Sav-
from the standpoint of Judas.
ulding, who is well known in lit-
y circles on the campus, is manag-
editor of the Painted , Wndow and
or lit class poet. The poem will
t)blished in an early issue of The
ic, the ship which sank off Cape Race
with great loss of life, early Monday
In speaking of Captain Smith last
evening, Captain Sealby said: "He was7
one of these noble, attractive men
whom no one can help but like and1
respect. I have linown him personallyI
for twenty years and I regard him asf
one of the finest men who ever took a
vessel across the Atlantic. *
"When I was in the employ of the
White Star Line, Captain Smith was1
ny ideal of a seaman. He was not on-
y pobpular among the officers but also
with the sailors. TI often went tohim'
for advice and thought of him as a
"Although I know'nothing but what
has been published in the papers about
the catastrophe, it does not seem possi-
ble to me that Captain Smith could
have been at fault- in the accident, He,
was always extremely careful, and
when full details regarding the wreckI
are ascertained, I believe it will bea
found that Capain Smith was navigat-
ing as competently as any commander
Captain Sealby stated that he was
acquainted with a number of other
members of the Titanic crew He does
not know the exact personnel of the
commandant, but believes that several
of his old comrades were aboard the
George Eltemiller, a Detroit young
man well known by Captain Sealby,
is probably another victim of the
wreck. It was Eltemiller who met
Captain Sealby aboard his ship the Re-
puble, and later persuaded him to
come to Michigan to study law.
Latest reports last evening placed
the number of dead in the Titanic ca-
lamity at 1,334, and it Is thought that
Captain Smith is included in the num-
ber who perished.'
Accepts Good Position in Detroit.
Homer L. Elliott, '13, has left col-
lege to .accept a position with the
Chalmers Motor Car company, of De-
troit. While in the university Elliott
was a participant in track athletics
and prominent in other campus activ-
WORK ON UNION ADDITION
1$ PROGRESSING RAPIDLY..
Concrete Foundation is Completed;
Grill Rooni Closed
Workmen have been busy for the
last week on the addition to the Mich-
igan Union, which was arranged for
before spring vacation. The building
contract has been let to W. P. Jaries
and the plaster and concrete work will
be done by C. A, Sauer.
Contrary to original plans the build-
ing will be located, on the north side
of the present building. In order to
make room for the new arrangements
the grill room which has been main-
tained by the Union for the last two
years has been closed for this seasOn.
It is likely that some, provision will be
made for serving short lunches to stu-
dents when the new building has been
The building that is now being con-
structed will be completed by June in
time to accommodate as large a num-
ber as possible of the Seventy-fifth
Anniversary guests. Much headway has
already been made by the butders.
The concrete foundations have for the
most part been completed and within
the next few lays work will be start-
ed on the building proper.
WITH ALMA TODAY
Hard Struggle is Expected, as Visitors
Will Present a Veteran
SMITH OR CORBIN WILL TWIRL.
With Alma College as their oppon-
ents, Coach Rickey's aggregation of
ball tossers, fresh from the sunny.
southland, will open the local season
on Ferry field this afternoon. With a
victorious southern trip to back them
up, the team is in fine shape and
should show a classy article of the na-
tional sport. The game will not be a
walk away for either team, as both
have strong squads and Alma wants
this game. The visiting team is reput-
ed to be fast in the field and on the bas-
es, and with Myers, its regular twirl-
er in the box, will present a fqrmidable
lineup. The Methodists had a success-
ful season last year, and as the team
is about the same, they expect to defeat
the Wolverines. Just who will pitch
for Michtigan is not known but it will
probably be Smith or Corbin.
The gamne today will be called at
4:05. The athletic association placed
season tickets on sale yesterday that
sell for $1.50, and can be used for six
games, most of which are' fifty cent
encounters. The offer is open only to
members of the association and should
be taken advantage of at once, With
fair weather today a big crowd is ex-
pected at the game to open the season,
The probable lineups for today will
"Hyde or Vog't, C. .
Smith or Corbin, P.
STUDENT NEARLY ASPHYXIATED.
Prompt Work of Ray. Bassett .Saves
fe of J. B. Blakeney..
The quick work of Ray E. Bassett,
'13, saved the life of J. B. Blakeney,
'14 L, last Friday afternoon after the
latter had been overcome by gas fumes.
Blakeney, who lives at 913 E. Huron
street, was taking a bath, and the
fumes from the heater overcame him.
However, he had presence of mind
enough to pound on the door although
he could not unock It.
Bassett,nwho wastvisiting at the
house, heard the knocks and upon in-
vestigation heard the groans- of the
man. He smashed in the door and
threw open a window. Blakeney was
almost unconscious when the help
came and it was necessary to remove
him to the homeopathic hopital. He
recovered sufficiently to leave there
Is President of State Dental Society.
Dr. M. L. Ward, professor of Physics
and Chemistry in the Dental College,
was elected president of the Michigan
State Dental Society at its meeting in
Detroit last week. Five hundred den-
tists attended the three days' session.
REHEARSALS FOR DEUTSCJER
VEREiN BOOM TICKET SALE.
Under the direction of Prof. J. A. C.
iiildner, rehearsals for "Die Journal-
isten," the play to be produced April
26 by the Deutscher Verein, are being
conducted every day. The elaborate
amount of work employed upon the
ptting out of this year's German play
has boomed the ticket sale consider-
NOTED DICKENS INTERPRETER
TO APPEAR ON S. L. A. COURSE. STI
Frank Speaight Will Give Impersona-
tion of Famous Characters in
Works of "Boz."
Mr. Frank Speaight, one of England's
greatest interpreters of Dickens, will
appear here on the S. L. A. lecture
course in University Hall at 8:15 to-
morrow evening. Mr. Speaight is not RIEV E
only a reciter, but an accomplished AND
actor, and controls his audience entire- E1S
ly through his facial expressions and .DEA
actions as he uses no accessories or
scenery of any kind. He has abfidged
the works of Dickens so that several
stories or selections may be told in
one evening, and he will use these Student
abridged versions in his recital here. jui
Admission will be by course tickets or
for 50 cents..
President Hutchins Attends Banquet. Ken
President Harry B. Hutchins was the
principal speaker at the annual ban- ly cut a
quet and dance given by the Kalama- en to J
zoo Alumni at the New Burdick Hotel, W. CI
Kalamazoo on April 12. Charles H. cut. abo
Farrell, '95, officiated as toastmaster. taken t(
BROTHERS CAPTURE badly
ORATORICAL HONORS bc
Percival and Paul Blanchard, '1-,
'State Peace and P'roibition 3S t
~~IA LfI~3n~l fJ~~iIn~ 733 s. ste
--- ly bruised
GET $7) AND $0 RESPECTIVELY. taken to ti
. later to 72
While the majority of the students R. 0.
were enjoying a pleasant vacation, two scalp wol
brothers were winning honors for the Jackson.
university in oratory. Percival V. Ross He
Blanchard, '14, captured first honors cut slighti
in the State Peace Oratorical Contest, eopathic
held at Lansing and Paul B. Blanch- University
ard, '14,'1won first place in thge State S. E. Fi
Prohibition Contest at Olivet. The head and
peace contest carried with it a testi- 324 Thom
monial of $75 and the prohibition con- Gordon
test a prize of $50. By winning these badly bru
honors the students earned the right slightly c
to represent the state in the national in bed at
contests to be held some time next Howard
month, the Peace contest at Syracuse slightly cu
and the Prohibition meet at Monmouth, ed about
Ill. 808 E. Ca
Six state colleges were represented Merle -I
at Lansing and four schools competed head and
at Olivet. This is the first time that Geddes av
Michigan has entered a contestant in
the prohibition contest.
UNION BULLETIN BOARD IS READ when the
Space is Devoted to Campus Affairs noon.Al
and Baseball Returns. bound car
The Michigan Union bulletin board, their hom
with space allotted to every, campus were hurl
CONFERENCE QUESTION IS
DIS(TSSED IN ALCINUS.
.368 Two letters in regard to the athletic
.348 situation pertaining to Michigan and
.333 the Conference are the main features
.333 of the April Alumnus which is just ofU
.333 the press. One takes an attitude
.310 against and one favorable to the con-
.290 ference. The address of Dr. Lewis S.
.262 Pilcher of Brooklyn, N. Y., delivered
.189 on Founders' Day, Feb. 22, -1912, before
.129 the medical' department is also given.
.111 The subject of the address is "An An-
.058 titoxin for Medical Commercialism."
.000 Reports of the regents' meetings and
.000 several recent campus, events stake up
.000 a large portion of the remaining space
.000 in the book.
hed- BO)DY OF DECEASED STUDENT
aced INTERRED AT PARENT AL HOME.
two 'The interment of Morris Whitmeyer,
Sal- '15, took place last Tuesday at his
and home in Ogden, Utah. Mr. Whitmeyer,
hook who was a member of the Pylon frater-
trip nity, was taken sick very suddenly, and
and although liis family were.immediately
and notified, he died before they could
al- reach his bedside. Mr. and Mrs. Whit-
:eam myer did not reach Ann Arbor, as they
were held up by floods in the Missouri
the river. His brother arrived and con-
s: ducted the remains home.
Body of Missing Graduate Found,
Ar- The body of W. C. "Shorty" Long,
'08, who has been missing for several
Uni- weeks, was found there days ago in the
river a short distance below the bridge
acky near North Yakima, Wahington. He
was a member of Sigma Phi fraternity.
activity, was posted at. the. clubhouse
yesterday afternoon. The board is 10
by 8 feet in dimensions and has been
so divided, that space ha sbeen made
for professional baseball scores as well
as purely campus matters.
,Notices will be posted on the board
as soon as the committee in charge
can be called together.
WALTER WILGUS IS SERIOUSLY
ILL IN DETROIT HOSPITAL,
Walter L. Wilgus, son of Prof. H. L.
Wilgus, who has been critically ill with
pneumonia and attendant complica-
tions, was reported at a late hour last
night to be slightly improved. He is
now at the Grace Hospital in Detroit,
and the serious nature of his condition
is a source of anxiety to his many
BURGLARS LOOT Pi BETA PHI
SORORITY DURING VACATION.
Taking advantage of -the past vaca-
tion week, thieves thoroughly burgled
the Pi Beta Phi sorority house, during
the recent absence of house members.
The lodge was ransacked from cellar
to. garret, and the loot consisted of all
clothes left behind and some silver-
ware. Entrance was gained via the
-cellar door route.
the most seriously h
university people. H
of the wreck uncon,
cut above the head.
from body bruises.
front of the car and-,
midst of the worst wr
is in Jackson and he
after the accident.
his father to The
which was received
that he was much b
There was not a s
who escaped withou
and three or four o
confined to their bed
little, '12, is still at
hospital, where he wa
from cuts in his head
bruises.' Several of
removed to the hospi
cue train, but were la