XIII, No. 57.
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1912.
PRICE ITVE C
e 1 ,
empt Will be Made to Have Teas-
lire Introduced in State Leg.
islature During Coin-
PRESENTATIVE MURPHY TO
GIVE SUPPORT TO FRAMING.
inittee for Drafting Will Meet
Saturday; Kemp and Mac-
gitation for the proposed suffrage
Michigan students is increasing
the campus and the general sen-
ent is heartily in favor of the prop-
ion. Those who are carrying on
campaign are seeking the co-oper-
n of all campus organizations and
organized effort will be maintain-
to have the measure introduced in.
legislature during the winter.
rord has been' received from Rep-
entative Harry L. Murphy, of Ber-
i county, by W. H. Hamilton, that
will lend support to the bill and
1 assist as much as possible in
fling it. He has been working on
milar bill to present to the legis-
re and his assistance will help ma-
CONFERENCE ATTACKED AND
DEFENDED AT UNION DINNER
certainly in favor of the'
rence MacKaye, president
lican club of the univer-
"The movement is one of utmost
importance to Michigan students," de-
clared Lon Barringer; president of the
student council, "Everyone should be
interested in national politics and
those who are entitled to' vote should
be allowed to do so. The proposed
bill should have the support of every
There will be a meeting of the com-
mittee appointed to draft the bill Sat-
urday. The greatest problem that
confronts the committee is to get
away from class legislation.
Ed Kemp and Clarence MacKaye
have been appointed to the local ar-
HONOR SYSTEM IS
USED FIRST TIME
For the first time the honor system
adopted by Professor Turner's En-
glish history classes was put Into
force yesterday morning when the
mid-semester examination was held.
Each student made a statement at the
end of his bluebook that he had nei-
ther given nor received aid during the
examination. Only two students re-
fused to take the examination under
the system and these men wer plac-
ed under supervision, although re-'
maining in the class-room. Next week
a definite pledge will be drawn up and
signed by those favoring the p'erma-
nent adoption of an honor system in
Before the examination, Professor
Turner gave a short talk to the class.
It had come to his notice, he said, that
two students had made the statement
that they thought it would be easier
to cheat under the system than hith-
erto, and that two others had actually
intimated that they intended to cheat
in the examination. These four stu-
dents, however, were among those
who had pretended to accept the hon-
Professor Turner deplored this atti-
tude and impressed upon the students'
the responsibility they were under to
show that such a system would work
Forecast for Ann Arbor-Friday,
cloudy and colder.
7:00 p. m., temperature, 54.4; maxi-
mum temperature 24 hours preceding,
54.8; minimum temperature 24 hours
preceding, 33.0; average wind veloci-
ty, 7 miles per hour; rainfall, 0.10.
FORESTERS HAVE QUESTION BOX
Plan is Adopted to Aid Students in
Something radically new has been
adopted by the forestry department
in the box which has been placed in
Professor Filibert Roth's office for
the purpose of obtaining student sug-
gestions. The uggestions are expect-
ed to include constructive tuggestions
which will point out the fault and the
remedy, criticisms of such things as
the student may not be able to pro-
pose a remedy for, and general sug-
gestions connected with the forestry
department and its work. The faculty
expects to obtain many student opin-
ions this way that would otherwise
not come out owing to the natural re-
luctande of students to express their
views directly to their instructors.
SENIOR LITS TO
Thirty Men Volunteer to Take Over
Work Previously Done by
MEET TODAY TO PERFECT PLAN.
At the meeting of the senior lit class
yesterday afternoon, thirty students
volunteered their services to act as
advisors to freshmen, and steps will
immediately be taken to complete
plans for the taking over of this work
from the members of the faculty who
have thus far had charge of the shap-
ing of the destinies of fresh lits. The
faculty has already provided for the
shifting of the burden, this having
been done at a meeting of the heads
of the literary department last Mon-
The volunteers will meet today in
Tappan hall at 4:15 o'clock to perfect
an organization and to outline the
scheme to be followed in beginning
the advisory work. Men students on-
ly are to benefit by the plan, for the
freshmen women will be under the
supervision of the Women's League.
At this meeting there will be talks
by Acting Dean J. R. Effinger, Pro-
fessors M. P. Tilley and C. 0. Davis
on the problems of advisorship. It is
not yet known just how many fresh-
men will be assigned to each advisor,
but it is estimated that each senior
may have at least five men to assist.
After a warmly contested election,
associate editors for the Michiganen-
sian were chosen as follows: Rolfe
Spinning, William T. Daugherty, and
Florence Swinton. In all, five com-
mittees reported at the meeting. The
next class dinner was announced for
December 12 at the Union. a,
ADELPHI SOCIETY TO HOLD
FIFTY-FIFTH ANNUAL BANQUET
Adelphi society will hold its 55th
annual banquet at the Union at 6:00
o'clock this. evening. Rowland Fixel
.will act as toastmaster and call on
various active and old members for
toasts. More than fifty men have al-
ready signified their intention of being.
present at the affair but the commit.!
tee has a few more tickets which may
be arranged for today..
The old ship Conference sailed tur-
gid and stormy seas last night, piloted
at first by an implacable and relent-
less foe, then by a tried and trusty
friend. Two hundred guests of, the
Michigan Union had matters of west-
ern athletic history laid bare and un-
ravelled as never before. Facts and
veremence were given and taken
Frank Murphy, '14L, and Professor
R. W. Aigler of the law department at-]
tacked and defended respectively.
"Overbearing," "dictatorial," "un-
American," "unjust," "impractical,"
are but representative of the numer-
ous descriptives hurled against the
"Big Nine" by the student speaker.
Unsatisfactory recasting of boards of
'control by regents in 1905 and 1906,
control of sports since' 1905, the vir-
tues of home rule, western games in
the Conference and faculty control
were the accusations and panaceas of-
fered by the faculty speaker.
"It's up to Michigan to make the ad-
vances. Only last year we issued our
ultimatum to the Conference. It is
our move; it is for us to make the con-
cessions. Let's admit our mistakes,
let's come out and wipe away the stig-
ma of our unsportsmanlike conduct in
withdrawing from the Conference be-
cause of rules that were suggested
and adopted at the behest of President
Angell in 1905. We have played the
role of the spiteful long enough. We
can fight on the inside better than on
the outside for what we wish."
Sums Up Differences.
"At the present time our differences
can be summed up in three important
issues: the freshman team, the train-
ing table, and faculty control. The
first is unimportant and the second has
been set aside by the Conference as
minor as compared with the third is-
sue. The burden of discussion then
falls upon the faculty control. We
had this control until 1905; it was suc-
cessful. We had wonderful compe-
tition with our natural western rivals.
Since that time under the present con-
trol, or but slightly different, we have
gone into the east and our athletics
have become somewhat commercializ-
ed financial ventures. We find our as-
sociation crying for more money to
improve Ferry field and admitting that
it is too penurious to send our band
to Pennsylvania. We must get back in
the west where we will draw bigger
crowds, where athletics can be made
cheaper for the students. We must
join with our western neighbors to get
the track and baseball competition
which we have sadly lacked since our
Professor Aigler then continued with
a defense of the university faculty
and the qualifications that its mem-
bers have for sitting on boards of con-
trol. He denied that they were the
impractical persons that some believe
them to be, ,,or at least the greater,
part of them. He advanced as proof
their interest in sports both before
going on the faculty and afterwards.
On the other hand Murphy claimed
in no uncertain terms that conces-
sions were due from the Conference,
pleaded for control of Michigan athlet-'
ics at Michigan and branded the boy-
cott against Michigan as unfair in the
extreme. He favored the return of
Michigan only "when she could
return in such a way as to retain
her independence and without sacri-
ficing the ideals of seven years' stand-
Bird Presides as Toastmaster.
Professor James Bird of the engi-
neering department presided at the
dinner as toastmaster. D. F. Melhorn,
'14L, spoke on "The Michigan Man
out of College," and made a plea for
more financial aid from the alumni to-
wards the university than has been
shown by Michigan graduates in the
past. Jacob Crane, '13E, chose for
his subject "Campus Organization."
He took the view that the campus was
not over-organized in any sense but
that the individual was.
The lighter part of the evenings's
program was furnished by Sam Adels-
dorf, who gave a German monologue
which was much appreciated.
FRESH LAWS TO HOLD DANCE
AT GRANGER'S DECEMBER 17
Fresh laws will hold a dance at
Granger's academy on on Tuesday ev-
ening, Dec. 17. It will be a special
favor dance and many new and novel"
features which the committee say
have never before been seen here, will
be introduced. Colored posters in
most of the State street store windows
are being used to advertise the affair.
Fischer's five piece orchestra will fur-
nish .the music. Tickets for the dance
are now being sold and can be pur-
chased from Bing, V. C. Miller, Kroon-
er, Roberts, Murphy or Schradski.
They sell for $1.25.
W ILL ENTERTAIN
Annual Freshman Spread to be Held
Tomorrow at Barbour
IS DISTINCTIVE EVENT OF YEAR
Escorted by staid and demure jun-
iors, the 200 freshmen women in the
university will make their official col-
lege debut in society tomorroW even-
ing when they will be entertained by
the sophomores at the annual Fresh-
man spread. Called for, taken to the
party, and then returned to their hom-
es by their upper class companions,the
first year women will be treated in
the same way as if ^their escort were
of the sterner sex:
Barbour gym will be the scene of the
festivities. For the 'past several
weeks the second-year women have
been planning and replanning until
the sombre walls of the gym have
been obliterated by a riot of color
which, with the lights and the gala
gowns should turn the scene from.
one of exercise to one of gayety.
The festivities will commence at
8:00 o'clock. As the freshmen enter
they will be received by Dean Jordan,
Mrs. Junius E. Beale, the wives of the
deans of the several departments, Miss
Bigelow, Miss Sawtell, Mary Lewis,
and Evelyn Roehm.
Although the evening is primarily
a freshman event, it will be attended
by the women of all classes. With
the juniors and sophomores acting as
escort and host, the seniors will be
The Michigan Daily desires
communications on the Michi-
gan athletic question from its
readers both 'in and out of the
university and will be glad to
publish the same in Its col.
Every communication con.
cerning this question will have
to come signed with permission
to publish the author's name in
connection with the article
when it appears.
Wielders of Foil Will go to Chicago
to Compete With Fencers
TRYOUTS WILL ALSO BE l1ELD
FOR NATIONAL TOUR:NAENT.
University Enthusiasts Hope to Be
Among Those That go to
Stimulated by the interest that the
fencers are manifesting this year, the
Michigan fencing club has decided to
send, men to Chicago to compete under
the auspices of the Illinois athletic
club, with representatives from the
As several of the veterans in the
,club are In their last year, they are
making a final effort to raise the stan-
dard of the fencing art at Michigan.
Arrangements have been made for the
use of Major Burdette's private gym-
nasium on every Wednesday night
and they have retained him to give
them the finishing touches they need,
to be in a class with the competitors
they will face in Chicago. The inter-
collegiate event does not occur until
the last of March, but such is the ne-
cessity for long and careful training
in fencing that the time left is none
too long. It is expected that the num-
ber to contend for the Michigan club
will be limited to three unless the
struggle among the club members
should prove to be unusually keen in
which case one more would be- added
to the squad.
Plans are now being considered by
the local organization for the holding
of the Michigan district trials of the
amateur fencer's league. At these
trials men from Detroit and other
nearby cities gather to prove their
skill and to fight for the chance' to
represent the West in the big natiofl-
al championship tournament at New
York in the spring. Every one of
the Ann Arbor enthusiasts are mem-
bers in the league and expect to cope
with their older antagonmists for the
honor of making the eastern trip.
Because of the illness of Major Bur-
dette, the program of last Wednesday
night was cancelled. The fencing
club is in addition promoting the in-
terests of boxing at the university and
beginning after the return from the
Christmas holidays will stage several
contests in that sport.
What's Wrong in the Directory Camp?
"Proof read three times, price 35:
cents." Were you one of those who
gladly paid a dime more for the Stu-
dent's Directory on the supposition
that it was to furnish accurate infor-
mation? Was the information as ac-
curate as you expected or were you,
like many others disappointed?
When interviewed, the managing
editor said he had never heard that the
proof was read three times; the bus-
mess manager admitted that he had
the advertising printed that way in
order to encourage the sale of the
The managers said that the reason
the price had gone up ten cents was
that there were about 50 more pages
in the book. As a matter of actual
count, there are just twelve more pag-
es this year than last, the difference
being between 308 and 296 pages. Did
SENIOR MEN TO CARRY CANES. I EX-REGENT VAN RIPER DIES.
ANN ARBOR TODAY
Ann Arbor is host to about fifty rep
resentative chemists, some of whoa
Custom in Vogue in Other Schools to
be Introduced 'Here.
The first step toward the establish-
ment of a custom of the use of canes
by the seniors, was inaugurated by
the senior engineers, at a meeting of
the class last night and a committee
was appointed with "Art" Grove as
chairman to look after "details.
H. G. McGee was elected class his-
torian and Carl E. Wolfston class sta-
tistician. The election of class toast
master was postponed until a later
Regent Grant Spends Few Days Here.
Regent John H. Grant of Manistee
is spending a few days in Ann Arbor.
Although personal matters are the
main reason for his visit he will also
transact some university business
while in town.
Former University Official and Attor-
ney General Succumbs at Niles.
Judge Jacob J. Van Riper, of Niles, listed as guests along with their are the leading industrial chemists
regent of the university from '80-'86,
and attorney general of the state, '81-
'85, died at his home early Wednes-
Judge Van Riper was a student in
the law department in the early six-
ties, and ever since beginning the
practice of laws has held positions of
great responsibility throughout the
state. He is survived by a widow and
one son, Cassius, who is a graduate
of the law department of the univer-
Copy for Year Book Must be in Today
Those who have charge of the con-
tracts for space in the Michiganensi-
an will have to get all material in be-
fore 6:00 o'clock tomorrow night.
younger classmates. They will be
forced to do without companions but
they are sure to be in attendance, for
the freshman spread is the one distinc-
tive women's event of the college year.
Last Oratorieal Play Tryouts Today.
Over thirty candidates have enroll-
ed for the Oratorical association play,
but there are still chances in a num-
ber of the male parts. Students who
have not yet done so, have another
opportunity to enroll this afternoon at
2:00 o'clock in room 302 N. W. Prof.
R. D. T. Hollister, of the oratory de-
partment, will meet anyone interested
at that time. This is the last oppor-
tunity, as the cast will probably be
definitely selected early next week.
the country. The American Institute
of chemical engineers,. whicht is hold-
ing its fifth annual meeting in Detroit
will hold one of its sessions here to-
The visitors will arrive from Detroil
at 9:18 a. m. and will spend the fore-
noon in inspecting the buildings and
particularly the laboratories of the
university. At noon a luncheon will
be served to the visitors at the Unior
and the program will commence at
1:30 in the chemical amphitheater
The papers will be as follows: "The
Chemical Engineering Laboratory of
Columbia University," a stereoptica:
lecture by Prof. M. C. Whitaker of Co-
lumbia, the leading industrial chemist
(Continued on page 2.)
Everybody delighted last
High' School Senior
Play will be given in
6 and 7, 8:15 p.m.
High School Auditorium