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d on Saturda



Local $2.00
Mlail $2.50


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iance of College
e Permanent and
Plans Laid.





it Iichigan Needs West, and
That West Needs

shifting to

for Ann Arbor - Sunday,
cloudiness and rising .tem-
Moderate variable winds
the south.

(Michigan Daily Staff Special.)
CHICAGO, ILL., November 30. - If
the Western Conference could not
come to any agreement on the Mich-
igan question, there was one other
body that met in Chicago today which
really did something. The Alliance of
Western College Dailies was made
a permanent organization and a cam-
paign will be started next week in all
of the five schools represented to get
Michigan back in the west.
Starting from the brain of a single
man and with but a few weeks to
make plans, this assemblage of the
editors of the college papers at Mich-
igan, Chiago, Illinois, Wisconsin and
Northwestern has accomplished more
in its two day session toward open-
ing negotiations between Michigan
and the Western Conference, than ei-
ther of the two parties concerned have
.been able to do in the six years that
the Wolverines have been out of the
"fold." The men in the schools that
have been at the meeting have gone
away friends with a clear idea of
each other's position and a plan by
which all can work for a common end.
Whether they accomplish their ulti-
mate ends or not matters little when
it is considered what a start has been
made and what a chance has been of-
fered for a settlement of the difficulty
by a few journalists.
' Opportunity for "Dailies."
Now that the Conference has failed,
the attention will center on the edi-
tor's work. There is no question but
that an exceptional opportunity has
been opened at this meeting. All
who have learned of the work of the
alliance have expressed themselves as
believing that this compact is the last
and only chance for the schools to get
together. When the meeting was first
talked of it was argued that for jour-
nalists and college journalists at that,
to attempt to settle so big a thing
was utter folly. The results of the
meeting and the prospects of what is
to follow have dispelled these doubts'
however, and it is now believed that
others than the college papers will
stand back of the campaign when it is
. Hold Long Session.
The meeting today continued from
morning until night. It was a long
and lengthy session for there were
differences. It was not to be expected
that there would be a concurrence of
opinion on every point but the thing
that was most surprising was the fact
that all agreed in general. There are
still differences but they are slight.
The one thing that was wanted has
been agreed on by all. Michigan needs
the west, the west needs Michigan and
all are going to work to bring it to
Graduate Club Meets Next Friday.
The next meeting of the Graduate
club will be held in Barbour gym Fri-
day evening December 6, at 7:30 p. m.
The gathering will be of an informal
nature and is intended to renew and
develop acquaintances started earlier
in the year. Those who were unable
to attend the social affairs given in
the, early part of the year will be
welcome at this party.

Many Couples at Weekly Union Dance
The regular weekly Union dance
last evening was attended Eby 100
couples. Dancing was from 9:00 to
12:00 o'clock.

Think Women Need More IRepresento-
tion in.Settling Present Cant-
p~us Questions.
Various~ opinions have been express-
ed in regard to the formation of a
Student council for women, a matter
which was discussed in the editorial
columns of The Michigan Daily yes-
terday morning. The subject is by no
means a new one, and the fact that
it has reached the point of being put
into print, shows its importance. The
800 women in the university are rep-
resented in various ways by different
organizations. The Woman's League,
including on its membership list
practically every woman student, is
an organization which concerns itself
with the multifold activities of col-
lege women, including their social
life. This field of work, however, is
overcrowded now, and the wisdom of
forcing any new duties upon it is
questionable. Yet university women,
having proved themselves competent
in all the university affairs in which
they have interested themselves, need
an organization which shall repre-
sent their interests and their attitude
on campus problems in a manner
similar to that demonstrated by the
men's council.
Prof. J. P. Bird First Faculty Man to
Act as' Toastmaster, at

Dinner to be Followed by Big Smoker
Open to Alumni and
Plans are being whipped into shape
for the big reception to be given the
university of Michigan football team
by the Detroit alumni on the four-
teenth of this month at the Detroit,
University club.
Invitations to the dinner, which will
precede the smoker, will include the
"M" men, the coa-ches, the trainer, the
football manager, Prof. Whitney,
chairman of the Board of Athletic
control, and P.G. Bartelme, director of
out-door athletics. Then as no foot-
ball gathering would be complete
without the presence of "Whitey" Otis
and his clarion voice and Lyndy with
his faithful camera and lantern slides,
it is assured that they will not be
absent on that night.
All aluni and students are eligible
to the smoker upon payment of the en-
trance fee of $1.50 and it is expected
that a large contingent from the stu-
dent body will journey into Detroit
for that event.
Soccerists Continue to Play Game.
Bidding defiance to the chill blasts
of approaching winter, the soccerists
are still pursuing their pastime on the
otherwise deserted Ferry field.
Annual Picture of Team, and Election
of 1913 Leader Almost

Graduate Urged for Wilson's Folio.
John J. Lentz, '82-'83L, is being
stroRgly recommended for the posi-
tion of postmaster general -in Presi-
dent Wilson's cabinet by Michigan
alumni throughout Ohio.
Prof. Ruthven Talks at Battle Creek.
Prof. A. G. Ruthven, of the zoologic-
al department lectured Monday
before the Nature Study club at Bat-
tle Creek. The subject of his address
was "The Reptiles of Michigan."
Feeling of Hopelessness Pervades En.
tire Ottoman Empire Writes
Prof. Allen.




Think Michigan Should Have Sent
Emissary if They Wanted
to Return.



H. Hamilton, and Henry Rotts.
chaefer, of Economics Fac-
ulty, Draft Bill.

Will Present Bill to StateLegislature;
Think Governor Ferris'
in Favor.
As the outcome of interest shown
by the students in the late presiden-
tial election, a bill has been drafted
for presentation to the state legisla-
ture which will legalize students who
are residents of the state of Michigan
'to cast votes by mail on local and na-
tional issues. Two members of the
economics faculty are the framers of
the bill, Messrs. W. H. Hamilton and
Henry Rottschaefer, and they have
incorporated in the draft many fea-
tures that are unique in election law
The method of procedure for stu-
dents to cast votes as outlined by the
proposed bill, is that any voter who
is away from the country in which he
resides, but still in the state, may up-
on making satisfactory affidavit that
he is a legal voter, cast a ballot in any
precinct in which he happens to be on
election day. His ballot will not be
counted with the regular votes of the
precinct, but will be sealed and sent
to the county clerk, and by that offi-
cial mailed to the election commis-
sioner of the county in which the vot-
er claims residence.
Can't Vote at Present.
The existing state franchise law
states that a man neither gains nor
loses residence by going off to college
in Michigan. This law was originally
enacted to prevent students from
swaying local elections in, college
towns. The proposed new law will
not invalidate the existing law, nor
will it interfere in any manner with
local college town elections; Jit will
simply provide a means for students
who cannot go home for election to
cast their ballot by mail.
That the time is. singularly oppor-
tune for the favorable consideration
of such a measure is the belief of
those interested in the bill. Govern-
or-elect Ferris, it is thought, can un-
derstand the necessity and significance
of the proposed law, as he is in touch
with college conditions, and the activ-
ity in behalf of the measure will to a
large extent arise from the political~
clubs of the campus, which will be a
factor in arousing student spirit. It
is thought that immediate steps will
be taken to sound sentiment on the
campus, and further interest in the
proposed legislation.

Many Delays in Construction
Occur Owing to the



The third of the series, and the last
Michigan Union. dinner before tll
holidays will be given at the Union
next Thursday evening. At 5:30 p.
m., there will an informal reception
for the members in the parlors of the
Union, and at 6:00 o'clock sharp
the dinner will be served. A limited
number of 200 tickets have been put
on sale and may be obtained at the
Union office or from members of the
committee in charge.
At this dinner, a new feature in the
nature of a faculty toastmaster will
be introduced. In the past, it has
always been custom to have a stu-
dent preside at these functions
and to have representatives of the
faculty speak. Prof. James P. Bird,
secretary of the engineering depart-
ment, will be the toastmaster on
Thursday evening. In this way, the
faculty men will be given an opportu-
nity to be humorous to the extreme.
In addition to the regular program
of speakers, which is here announced,
some faculty man will give a talk
on the athletic situation from the
faculty standpoint. The "Mimes" will
present a German-English monologue
and musical selections.
The program is as follows:
Campus Organizations ............
.................Jacob Crane, '13E
Selected Subject...............
...............Donald Melhorn, '14L
Athletic Situation....... .
................Frank Murphy, '14L

AItho ugh athletic authorities seem
r& icen ~bit announcing the date
for the election of a football captain,
it is practically certain that the annual
picture of the team will be taken to-
morrow noon, and a leader for the
1913 gridiron warriors picked at that
time. The picture will be taken at
Rentschler's, and the election will
take place immediately following.
Last year the picture was taken
on Nov. 28th, and the result of the
captaincy election announced at the
Michigan Union football smoker. This
year the smoker was held earlier than
heretofore, and as it was found im-
practicable to have the election pre-
vious to it, the matter was allowed to
It is understood that the choice for
next year's captain lies between three
men, all of whom played their second
year on the Varsity this fall.
J-Hop Music to Feature Fischer Party
The third of the series of Fischer
parties will take place at Granger's
academy next Friday evening, Decem-
ber 6. J-hop music wil be featured
at this party. For tickets phone 236
or 319.
Fresh Pharmics Start Social Season;
Fresh pharmics will open their so-
cial program by a smoker at the Mich-
igan Union tomorrow at 7:30 o'clock.
Acting dean A. B. Stevens and Dr. W.
S. Hubbard, of the pharmacy depart-
ment will give short talks.

After struggling centuries to re-
main in Europe the Ottoman Empire
is today permeated by a feeling of
hopelessness, and according to a let-
ter received yesterday from Prof. J.
R. Allen, by Prof. J. A. Bursley, the
entire Turkish population htas given
up hope and are trying to sell their
European posessions. Prof. Allen
has been engaged in te building of;
the Robert Engineering College of
Constantinople for the last two years,;
and expects to be able to finish his;
work if not interfered with inside of
six months.
The folowing extract from his letter
gives a graphic description of the
state of affairs:
.."Matters here are in very bad'
shape as perhaps you know. The
government is about to fall. We haveI
been very much worried for fear the
defeated Turkish army would loot and
burn the city. This would happen
were it not for the presence of the,
foreign cruisers. There are fourteen
warships here now and more on the
way. We have arranged with the En-
glish government to take care of the
Americans until the arrival of the
American vessels. The English gov-
ernment has hired a passengg(etm-
er and, as soon as any trouble com-
mences, all the women and children
will be sent on board this vessel. We
have our valuables all packed u and
are ready to make a quick get w y.
Of course we may lose most-e# tu
furniture but personally we are quite
War the Main Topic.
"All we hear is war. Sunday we
went through the big Turkish hospit-
als at Scutari. There are over twen-
ty thousand wounded in the city. The
hospitals are very well kept and
equipped. The hospital I went
through is better fitted than our own
hospitals at the U. of M. One thing
I noticed about the wounded in the
hospital. They were all wounded
above the waist, not in the legs. Those
that have been wounded so that they
cannot walk have been left on the
battle field to die of starvation. The
government has no conveniences or
men for looking after the wounded
on the battle field. Crowds of ref-
(Continued on page 6.)

Intimate That They Will Concede
Few Old Difficulties to
(Detroit Free Press Service.)
CHICAGO, ILL., November 30
Michigan is still an outcast, as far
the Western Conference is concern
The question of the Wolverine retu
to the "Big Nine" or of any settlem
between the Michigan authorities a
the conference whereby games 1
tween the schools now in the para
the Ann Arbor teams could be arra
ed was not touched on at the closi
session of the Conference meeting h
No Michigan representative was
Chicago and the attitude of the Cc
ference was decidely that it was e
dent the Wolverines did not des
to even talk of a settlement or el
they would have sent an emissa:
With that in view the regular routi
business of the association was d
posed of and the meeting then a
Michigan Must Start Things.
That Michigan will have to make t
first move in any sort of a discussi
or meeting in regard to the prese
Western athletic situation was evide
from the action of the Conference.
fact, it was apparent that, the old tii
attitude of that body had not und
gone the change that it seemed
have from the reports that were cire
lating before the meeting. It is t
same old Conference, ready to l
Michigan come back if she will kno
and then abide by at least some of t
rules but afraid to even extend an i
vitation to talk things over for fe
that someone will think that the W
verines are necessary to the welfa
of the Western Conference.
Although the meeting was aga
secret it was evident from the at
tude of the members that Michig
had been discussed. Prof. Moran,
graduate of Ann Arbor and now Co
ference representative froe Purd
University, gave out the only nibbli:
of fact that was learned. He led t
reporters to understand that the 'Co
ference felt that Michigan had go
out of her own free will and shou
come back in the same way, witho
any invitation from Conference. Ho
ever, he was of the opinion t
should Michigan open negotiatio
some agreement could be reached.
Concessions Likely.
In' fact he intimated that the trai
ing table might be conceded to t
Wolverines as well as the chance
keep up their eastern relations. F
ulty rule, though was a different m
ter. On this point the Conferen
Would remain firm and Michigan wro
have to stay out unless she co
abide by that mandate. As usual, t
Conference was ready to welcoi
Michigan but it hadn't yet reac(
the point where an embossed invi
tion would be sent to Ann Arbor.
As far as Michigan is affected,' I
Conference meeting amounted to no
ing. As far as the hopes of the W
verines playing in the east are c
cerned, they are if anything a bit f
ther away. All the cherished drea
of the changein the attitude of 1
"fold" has been blown up by the
tion today, or rather the lack of a
tiou. Michigan is not nearer a rec<
ciliation with her western sister c
(Continued on page 6.)

Presbyterian Ch~urch

10:30 Morning Service. Sermon by Rev. Leon-
ard A. Barrett. "A Lost Opportunity."
12:10 Special Classes for University Men and



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