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rty-nine Colored Students Regis-
tered-Prepare for Pro-
Michigan is a democratic institu-
.." You have heard the phrase
i1 perhaps you are tired of it, but
ou were one of that varied num-
of students who have reason to
thankful that. Michigan is demo-
ic, you would add the statement
your stock of Michigan descript-
mong Michigan's most earnest and
ent admirers are the 39 negro stu-
ts who are registered in nearly
ry department of the university
who come from all parts of the
ted States. Their presence here
ks Michigan as the third largest
negro attendance among the big-
schools in the country; the Uni-
pity of Kansas and Oberlin Col-,
lead. This is due largely to the
that Michigan is known the
atry over as a democratic institu-
his following of negro students is
ing upon which Michigan can well'
e herself and the more because
he record which these men are
ing here and in after life.
he proportion of negro students

in the departments is as follows: the
majority are in the medical; then the
law, literary, dental, pharmic and en-
gineering follow in order. It is a pe-
culiar fact that these men have al-
ways shown a preference for the pro-
fessions, but their chances for suc-
cess among their people is greater in
those lines.
Although there are several large
negro universities -in America, the
prestige of a northern diploma leads
many to avoid those southern schools.
Since a diploma from their Howard
University is required. generally for
teaching, those who complete the lit-
erary course here usually go to How-
ard for additional work.
Of the 39 negro students at Michi-
gan all but one are self-supporting.
These men often display .a remark-
able determination in the matter of
an education and do not hesitate to
earn the honest dollar by doing every-
thing from dishwashing to tutoring.
At Michigan thirteen of these stu-
dents are members of the Epsilon
chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity,
colored, which is represented in all
the large universities in the country.
They own their local chapter house
and are in a prosperous condition.
The social aim of every negro stu-
dent is to become a member of th~is
society, which includes i among its
membership such distinguished names
as that of Booker T. Washington..
Among the two scores of negro stu-

dents here there is but one woman.
None of these students have ever left
school without finishing their courses
except for sickness or financial reas-
ons. Because of their general self-
support few of these men have found
time to give to athletic pursuits.
Among Michigan's negro graduates
there are none who are not making
good. There are prominent lawyers,
surgeons, and teachers. These men
have always proved themselves wor-
thy Michigan alumni and have been
an honor to their alma mater. All
this would be an impossibility, as
would Michigan's foreign patronage,
if we did not know and cherish here
the spirit of democracy, brotherhood,
and equality which we are proud we
According to late statistics compiled
by the Chinese Students' club, the
present year marks a record in the
number of students affiliated with the
organization. There are 59 members
in the organization, and added to the
number are 33 members of the .educa-
tional mission branch and 15 members
of the Chinese Christian club. The
latter organization is the largest in
any of the American universities. Five
of the new members of the Chinese
Students' club came from other uni-
versities while 11 are direct from

Picture a lake, one mile long and
half that distance wide. Dot the wind-
ruffled waters with a dozen white-
winged sailboats and as many trim
canoes, propelled by adventurous -pad-
diers, and you begin to have some

Small Brown Building Known as
West Hall Has Interesting
On the west side of State street,
directly opposite the North Wing ofl
University hall, stands an unpreten-
tious building known simply as West
Hall, but holding within its four;
brown walls a large part of the story
of the early education of many of Ann
Arbor's first citizens for half a cen-
tury back. The structure was built
in the early 60's as the first ward
school of Ann Arbor. In this red


idea of the result of the great power I brick building, later named the W.

devoted to French classes; the past
three years, since the removal of the
"parlez-vous" sections to University
hall, one of these rooms has been used
for Semitics, the other has come into
Prof. Scott's possession.
In addition to class rooms there are
the rhetoric library and filing room.
The library, ' though small, contains
the reference books used in the de-
partment. These books cannot be
taken from the room, but are of ex-
treme value in preparing special ar-
ticles in connection with the regular
student work. There is also a col-
lection of all the printed matter of
London for one week on file, with a
second collection of newspapers for
one month from all parts of the world,
printed in all the various languages.
An excellent set of trade and technical
magazines is also kept.
The filing room is filled with a num-
ber of stalls, each containing a large
number of pigeon holes, where the
writtea material of the 1383 students
of rhetoric is kept.
One unique feature found in the
building is in Prof. Scott's office. Here
there is a collection of curios collected
from all parts of the world. Among
these is a set of every known inter-
pretation of "The Three Fates," pre-
senting the difference in artists' con-
ceptions of this ancient theme.



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dam now being constructed above the
water-works. When this plant is put
in operation, it will mean the con-
finement of a body of water covering
approximately 325 acres of land,
which means that Ann Arbor will be
given the best opportunity for the
pleasures of boating that it has ever
The size of the lake and the fact
that a breeze always prevails in this
part of the valley, should stimulate
activity on the part of those who
enjoy the pastime of sailing. Though
the lake proper, as it may be termed,
will extend but about one mile, the
river itself, will be affected for a dis-
tance of some two miles, even up
beyond Foster's old dam, the road-
way bridge near which will be raised
four feet to permit the passage of
A special slide will be made over
the earthen embankment of the dam
for the easy passage of canoes from
the river below, the slide terminating
on the other side in shallow water.
Near the power-house, special rollers,
operated by a hand-winch will be in-
stalled for the portaging of beavier
The electric plant now being con-
structed is known as the Barton Plant,
and is a part of the Eastern Michigan
Edison Company's system of plants
installed along the Huron river for the
development of power. Gardner S.
Williams, formerly of the faculty of
the engineering department, is the
consulting engineer for the work. It
is expected, that the work will be
completed within the next month,
whereupon it will be put into. im-
mediate operation. The dam proper
is over one-quarter of a mile in
length, the greater part of it consist-
ing of a long earthen embankment,
which has been thrown up parallel
to the course of the river and which
contains some 50,000 cubic yards of
earth. The inner slope of the em-
bankment will be paved with stone
against the action of the water, while
the outer surface will be seeded. Con-
necting the embankment with the
power-house is a concrete spill-way
about 210 feet long and rising 25 feet
above the river bed. The spill-way
is constructed of ten concrete arches
heavily reinforced, and above it on
concrete piers runs a walk, to be light-
ed at night with electricity. Under-
neath the walk and directly over the
spill-way proper are the flash-boards,
forming a movable crest to take care
of the spring floods.
The -power-house itself has a sub-
structure composed of reinforced con-
crete and a superstructure of vitri-
fied brick, the entire building being
fire-proof. It is here that the great
machinery for converting the latent
energy of the river will be installed.
There will be three vertical hydraulic
turbines, developing in all about 2,500
horse-power. The voltage from the
generators will be transmitted to
Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and other neigh-
boring towns.
The Andrews collection of Marine
shells consisting of about 9,000 named
specimens which represent 1956 spec-
ies, has been purchased by Dr. Bryant
Walker of Detroit, for the university
museum. This material will fill many
gaps in the series of marine mollusks,
now in the possession of the museum
and will provide more named species
for the illustrative and comparative
work of students and instructors in

S. Perry school, the first seven grades
of the public schools of Ann. Arbor
were taught until 1900. In July of
that year the university purchased
this building, with the adjoining land
on which the small building of the
athletic association now stands. The.
constant growth of the university
had made the departure from the cam-
pus necessary.
With the growth of the whole the
rhetoric department had proportion-
ally increased, so that the new addi-
tion was offered to Prof. F. N. Scott,.
the head of this department. The build-
ing has not as yet been completely
utilized, however, by rhetoric classes.
For nine years two of the rooms were

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Being the Modern Adventures of Omar Khayyam, the Great Persian
Philosopher, whose Poetry on the Joy of Life made his Fame Eternal.



Omar Makes a Hit at a Pink Tea

With Angel Shape that Gay Sport, Omar, hies
To a Pink Tea at Mrs. "I'm-the-Guy's."
"I put the Sip in Gossip, Dolls!" says he;
How Clevah, Prince !" They mush. I"You must be
"Oh you Tea Spoons!" laughs Omar. All the Fluffs
. Cast Oolong Glances. Angel gets the Huffs.
"Now, Angel, don't get Jealous !" Omar cries,
"An Omar always Shines between the Puffs !"-


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