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The Michigan Daily For Michigan
Michigan is unusually rich in tra-
ditions and institutions. The tradi-
tions have grown up gradually without
any formal recognition, while the in-
stitutions have been inaugurated at
various times.
The tradition which is most univer-
sally observed is that of standing,
with bared heads, when "The Yellow
and Blue" is sung or played. Another
similar custom is the courtesy shown
by rising before the President when
he stands up to speak.
Several traditions concern the va-
rious classes, particularly the under-
classes. No one but a senior is allow-
ed to sit on senior benches, which are
placed along the diagonal walk and
other campus walks. Sophomores are
not supposed to smoke class pipes on
the campus, and freshmen are not per-
mnitted to smoke any kind of pipe.
A few other restrictions are placed
only upon the freshmen. The wearing
of the freshman cap is the chief of
these. From the first day of the open-
ing of the university, in the fall, until
cap night, every freshman is supposed
to wear a freshman cap, except in the
winter, when he may wear a toque.
It is customary for freshmen to al-
low upperclassmen to precede them
through doors, and to give them pref-
erence at all times. Joe Parkers is
an upper-class rendezvous, where
freshmen may not enter. General opin-
ion censures the wearing of any prep-
school insignia in Ann Arbor, and the
offenders are usually freshmen.
At a dance given on April first, the
members of the senior law class issue
the "Crease," a four-page publication
containing editorials and humorous
Michigan was the first university of-
ficially to institute the wearing of
class toques. This custom has been
followed in many of the colleges and
universities of the west. Cap night,
the nominal ending of the freshman
year by the burning of the freshman
caps, is typically a Michigan institu-
tion. The Michigan Union has inau-
gurated both the post-season football
smoker and the annual opera given in
the spring. At the smoker this year,
for the first time, "M" certificates were
Each year there are two series of
contests between the sophomores and
the freshmen. In the fall are the pole
rush and the cane spree, and in the
spring are the three tugs-of-war, the
obstacle relay races and the pushball
contest. These contests were estab-
lished to provide something in place
of the old-time hazing, which often
continued for an unnecessary length
4f time.
In 1881 the sophomore women held
the first spread in honor of the fresh-
man class, and since that time it has
continued as an annual affair. At the
present time, the affair is so generally
attended that it is necessary to give
the spread in Barbour gymnasium.
Another tradition is the calling of
"hats" after cheering in recognition
of a speaker, a coach or athlete.
The University Health Service was
put on a firm basis this year by the
opening of a building where medical
attention and aid could be administer-
ed to the students Three physicians
have charge of the work, and the num-
ber of students which has already
been treated proves the success 'and
the need of such an institution.
Among the more recent 'institutions
are the "Hullo Frosh" adopted by the
present freshman class, which is a slo-
gan of the traditions committee to en-
courage all freshmen to recognize

each other on the street regardless of
introductions. Convocation is another
institution that was started this fall,l
(Continued on page 4.)

Program of Talks and Musical Num-
bers Has Been Arranged
The Ution Boat club will hold a
smoker at 7:30 o'clock tonight at the
Union. The meeting is planned to
serve as a sort of "get acquainted"
party for the members, about 300 now
being enrolled.
Professors H. T. A. Hus, J. E. Reig-
hard and H. A. Kenyon, faculty mem-
bers of the club, are on the program
for short talks. H. S. Hulbert, '14M,
former commodore, and H. S. Parsons,
'15E, present commodore, will also
speak. G. P. Bailey, '16, will officiate
at the piano and a special quartette
will render several numbers.
Tickets have been on sale for sev-
eral days and may be obtained from
the following committee, J. C. Abbott,
'15E, chairman, E. K. Hill, '17E, A. V.
Mcver, '14E, A. Chipman, '14, E. W.
Bisbee, '16, and J. W. Finkenstaedt,
'16E, or at the desk in the Union.
Copies of Questionaire Are Being Sent
to 400 Employers and
Four hundred copies of the ques-
tionaire, prepared by the working stu-
dents' committee for the unification
of rulings in the Ann Arbor boarding
houses, will be sent out this morning
to the representative boarding house
proprietors and student workers. The
committee expects that these will be
returned before the end of the week,
and from them a definite set of rules,
governing the employers and the em-
ployees, will be drawn up, at a meeting
of the body next week.
Through the questionaire, the com-
mittee wishes to find out what a stu-
dent should give, in exchange for
board, in kitchen work and table wait-
ing, whether or not the working stu-
dent should be given the same board
as the regular boarders, whether they
should furnish coats and apron and
pay for laundering them, whether they
should pay for broken dishes, whether
they are instructed to increase their
efficiency that they may economize
time, and how long notice should be
given, if a student wishes to leave his1
The preparation of this questionaire1
is one of the three purposes for which1
the committee exists. The other two'
are the investigation of complaints
from boarding houses and student
workers and the security of means of
providing additional work for needy
students. Five complaints from stu-
dents have been considered by the
committee. In two cases, the students
seemed at fault, and in the other three,1
the students had been unfairly treated.
Several offers have been made to the
committee for providing for the in-
crease of the employment of working
students in the university. The offers
will be considered by the body at its
next meeting.
H. W. Graffins, '14, and A. D. Baker,
'14E, were each fined $2 and costs in
Justice W. G. Doty's court Tuesday af-
ternoon, for violating the city ordi-
nance against riding bicycles on the
Graffins was arrested by Chief of
Police Kenny and Patrolman Kuhn at

the corner of Washtenaw and South
University avenues. His case had no
sooner been disposed of by Justice
Doty when Baker was brought in, he
having been apprehended on Geddes
street by the officers.
Numerous complaints have been re-
ceived at police headquarters recent-
ly concerning bicyclists riding on the
sidewalks, and the authorities are de-
termined not to countenance any in-
fringement of the ordinance.
Prof. T. M. Iden Talks at 6:30 Tonight
"The Bible as Literature" is the
theme to be taken up by Prof. Thomas
M. Iden at 6:30 o'clock .tonight in the
Bible Chairs building.


( hily 80 Per Cent of ,

One Instructor's

Officers of AIIL,, hsm's to Meet
January to Make Proposals
For Form of Self



!i .


Presideilt of Organization Says
Effort Will le Made to
Attain End.



Women officers of all classes will
be called together early in January to
formulate plans of self-government
for women. It is proposed to organize
a woman's council, similar in form and
purpose to the present student council
which is composed only of men.
This matter of a women's council
was agitated last May, but failed of
accomplishment. As a result, the
women's league appointed a self-g'v-
ernment committee.
This committee, of which Catherine
Reighard, '14, is chairman, is working
to arouse sentiment among the women
for the proposed council. It has been
engaged in promoting every activity
among women which might tend to aid
the cause.
"We may appear to have abandoned
our hopes for a women's council," said
Irene Bigalke, '14, president of the
women's league, last night, "however
we are now making plans to push the
work with greater vigor than before.
Women are more and more proving
their ability to take part inW campus
On account of the large number of
men who have signed up with Intra-
mural Director Rowe, for training in
track work, an innovation in the line
of indoor track meets has been arrang-
ed for.
Heretofore, those men who were not
aspirants for varsity track honors,
have received practically no attention
in this line of endeavor. The meet
that is now planned will do away with
this difficulty and will give so called
"dubs" a chance to show their prow-
ess. Anyone who is not trying out
for varsity honors will be allowed to
compete and the contestants will be
divided to represent their respective
classes. There will however be no dis-
tinction between departments.
Director Rowe, who was a shining
light in trackdom when a student, will
take personal charge of the inter-
class meet and will give instruction to
all who signify their intention of en-
tering. The meet is slated for the
latter part of February and will be
a handicap affair, the handicaps to be
set by competent judges.

First Year Rhetoric Students
Declare System
Memiber of Faculty Does Not Consider
Attitude Condemnation of
lyhole System.
That the .senior advisory system is
useless, is the consensus of opinion of
the freshmen in the rhetoric classes
to which the question was put. The
statements, which vary from mere dis-
interest, to assertions that the need of
the system is slight, where most men
have acquaintances among the upper-
classmen, come from a large percent-
age of the classes.
The opinions of the new men are the
result of the request of the advisory
committee to have the. freshmen write
themes on the subject and come as a
surprise to those who favor the plan.
In the classes of one instructor, who
asked for the oral opinions of his nine-
ty students, about 80 per cent declared
that they believed the system neffect-
ual, because during the first week of
school, the time the advisor is most
needed, he is least in evidence.
"I do not believe that the result of
the poll amounts to a general condem-
nation of the system as a whole," said
a member of the rhetoric faculty last]
night, "but rather it is a reluctance

Purpose Is to Stimulate Interest in
Pedagogical Lines.
At a meeting held in Newberry hall
last night, the Girls' Educational club
was formally organized. The officers
elected are: president Louise Robson,
'14; vice-president, Nellie Atwood, '14;
secretary, Margaret Watkins, '14.
The- club decided to base their con-
stitution on that of Kappa Pi Sigma,
national women's educational sorority,
founded at Syracuse. They hope later
to affiliate with this organization. The
aim of the club is to stimulate inter-
est along pedagogical lines, promote
fellowship, professional spirit, and a
high standard of scholarship.
All women interested in the work of
the club, and taking educational work
in the university are eligible to mem-
bership and are urged to attend the
next meeting, which will be held from
3:00 to 5:00 o'clock the first Friday
after vacation, in Newberry hall.




of Each Man Is Discussed

on the part of

the student to go to his

Reports from Chicago indicate that
Haimbaugh, star distance man of the
1912 Michigan Varsity track team, may
return to college for the second sem-
Should he retun, it will mean that
the Wolverine champion two-mile re-
lay team will be intact as it won the
event at the Penn games last spring,
and that every man will be eligible to
compete again. Haff and Haimbaugh
will both come under the ruling that
permits four-year men competing in
this event. Jansen and Brown, the
other two members of the team, are
in school and eligible for competition
under the Wolverine athletic rules as
well as those which govern the events
of the eastern classic.
Haimbaugh is now employed by a
construction firm in Chicago. He was
enrolled last year in the engineering
department but did not complete his

by Faculty; Better Than
Last Year.
In spite of the fact that the enroll-{
ment in the freshman lit class thist
year is a great deal larger than that
of previous terms, the number of stu-
dents whose work has thus far proven
unsatisfactory to the faculty is no
larger than last year, according to a
statement made yesterday by Acting#
Dean J. R. Effinger.
At a recent meeting of freshman in-<
structors, the work of every enteringc
student in the department was gonet
over in the annual review. Many cas-E
es were discovered of students whose
work was so far below the standard#
required that it was necessary to put
the delinquent ones on probation. Oth-
er cases were left to the individual in-
structors for remedy. At the present
time Acting Dean Effinger is holding
conferences with those freshmen who
have come under the faculty ban, in
an endeavor to assist them in im-
proving their work and in bringing it
up to standard.t
Following the policy of the depart-;
ment, no announcement of names is
to be given out.
A total of 44 lectures, to be given
by eight different university professors,
on the four Michigan extension-lecture
circuits in the upper peninsula of the
state duri'ng the Christmas holidays,
is now being outlined by the officials
of the home bureau in Ann Arbor.
The work is under the active direction
of Prof. W. D. Henderson, head of the
extension bureau.
For the purpose of facilitating the
laying out of the tours by the univer-
sity lecturers, the territory of the up-
per peninsula has been laid out into
four circuits. To each of these, twc
professors will be assigned. Six of the
eight lecturers will deliver five lec-
tures each during the holidays, while
the other two will speak seven times
during their tour of the northern part
of the state.
Barristers Initiate Five New Members
Barristers, the senior honorary so-
ciety in the law department, initiated
the following men at its regular fort-
nightly luncheon yesterday noon: G. E.
Kennedy, C. E. Lehr, E. A. Tessin, D.
E. Kervin, and H. W. Lippincott. Prof.
Evans Holbrook,' of the law depart-
ment, spoke on "The Lawyer and His
Extra Legal Duties." Edward Kemp
presided, and J. B. Helm welcomed the
new men.
Toastmasters Initiate Three New Men
Toastmasters club held its regular
monthly dinner at the Union last night.

Opinions of Representative Stude
Indicates That Committee's
Suggestions Are
Prof. Wenley Believes the Remed
Proposed Are Good and
Favors Them.
Representative student sentiment
strongly in favor of the recomm
dations adopted and presented :
campus approval, by the commit
on late dancing. The majority of ca
pus organizations, general, professi
al, and honorary fraternities have b
probed for opinions, and ,have gii
firm approval of the measures ti
The suggestions for class dances
cease before 12:00 o'clock during m
week, and for individual responsibil
in keeping the dances above criticis
received especial commendation fr
the organizations consulted. The v
of the campus societies is vouched I
in several cases by but one man, b
the sentiment is conceded to be g
eral. Of fraternities, sororities, a
professional clubs, the vote was rep:
sentative of the organization.
Personal views expressed by pro
nent students on the campus are
R. H. Braun, '14E, MichigamnaV'
cans-"I believe that the mid-we
dances should be stopped at 12:
o'clock, and should start earlier 14 I
evening. I am in favor of the reco
mendations of the late dance comm
R. W. Fixel, '14L, Grffns4913 Q
era-Ibelieve that most of the e
of the dances will be eliminated, '
especially favor the placing of resp
sibility upon the students themsell
as gentlemen."
Helen Loman, '14, leader Wome:
Glee club, president Mortar-boE
-"I am certainly in favor
the recommendations of the committ
and believe they are for the best."
W. A. Diekema, '14, Mchigami
1913 Opera-"I would like to see ma
of the mid-week dances stopped. W
the exceptions stated in the new rul
I am in favor of the committee's
Bruce Bromley, '14, leader of G
club-"I am strongly in favor of 1
Waldo Fellows, '14, president 1'
Lits-"I am in favor of the sugg
tions presented by the late dance cc
G. C. Paterson, '14E, president 11
Engineers-"I approve of the action
the late dance committee."
Prof. R. M. Wenley-"I am heari
in favor of the. suggestions made
the committee, and believe them
good thing."
J. B. Helm, '14L, Barristers-"I
strongly in favor of the recommen
Prof. Wenle~y Will Preside and Add
Will Be Given by Prof.
Due to the widespread interest
the juniors and seniors in the i
open meeting of Phi Beta Kappa, t
held tonight, it is expected that
large number will be present in Sa
Caswell Angell hall at 7:30 o'cl
this evening to hear the addre
which are to be made.
Prof. R. M. Wenley, president of
local chapter, will preside at the

1 sion, and Prof. W. A. Frayer will
liver an address. The purpose of
meeting, as announced by the frate

Big Affair Free to All Members
Planned for Thursday


Two orators will be picked for the
final Peace contest, in the first of the
preliminaries to be held at 7:30 o'clock
tonight in the oratory room, 203 N. W.,
University hall. Three more will be
chosen in the second preliminary to-
morrow evening. The following are
entered in the contest tonight: R. S.
Fulton, '14; F. W. Hoogsteen, '14; N. J.
Gould, '14L; H. C. Tallmadge, '14; J.
W. Harding, '14L; W. J. Goodwin,'16L;
A. F. Roos, lit. spec.
0. E. Hunt to Talk on 1914 Automobile
An address on "The Trend of the
1914 Automobile" will be delivered by
Mr. 0. E. Hunt, of Detroit, in room 348
of the new engineering building at
8:00 o'clock tonight. Mr. Hunt is as-
sistant to the chief engineer at the
Packard factory. It is planned to show
a number of lantern slides of automo-
biles and parts. The talk will not be
technical, but will cover the general.
trend of the automobile of the future..
Anyone interested is invited to attend'.

As the first active step in the min-
strels to be given for Union members
at the Christmas celebration next
Thursday, a rehearsal will be held at
the Union at 4:00 o'clock Friday af-
ternoon. The committee and most of
the men who have been chosen for the
cast met yesterday afternoon and tried
some of the music which has been
planned for the show.
The committee plans for four end
men, and an interlocutor, with about
a dozen campus comedians in the cho-
rus. The selection of the men was
based on previous demonstrations of
their ability. Each man in the cast
will be prepared with a stunt, and in
addition many ensemble numbers have
been arranged for.
The present decorations in the Un-
ion will be torn down, and the entire
hall will be garnished with appro-
priate Christmas trimmings. The' af-
fair will be free 'for. all members of
the Union.

The following new members 'were in-: ty officers, is to present the al
itiated: Y. F. Jabin Hsu, '14, Thomas objects of the organization to t
F. Murphy, '15L, and Gordon C. Eld, dents of the two upper classes
redge, '14. Wednesday night was set assembly tonight will be the
as the regular monthly dinner night,' its kind ever held at Michiga
and it was decided to hold a dance for this reason an unusual I
some time in February. has been aroused.

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