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Vol. XXIII, No. 63. ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1912. PRICE FIVE CNTS

MANY NEW MEN

PRACTICE FOR
TRACKSEASON
Work in Waterman Gymnasium Has
Begun in Earnest; Candidates
Show Some Real
Class.
PROSPECTS ARE GOOD FOR
DEVELOPING POLE-VAULTERS
Trainer Farrell Is Working With Can-
didates to Get Quartet for
Eastern Relay.
No time is being lost this year in
starting the indoor track season in
Waterman gymnasium as is evidenced
' by the quantity of material that con-
gests the running track every after-
noon and the numerous group
of huskies who put the shot
on the floor below. Train-
er Steve Farrell is working with the
candidates, getting a line on a quartet
to send to the eastern relay contests.
In recent years the custom was to
let the track men lie idle until the be-
ginning of the second semester, with
only a month to get in shape for the
first meets.. But no such policy is go-
ing to be followed if "Steve" has any-
thing to say about it.
The area surrounding the ring from
which the shot is hurled and the path
it takes over to the mats in the cor-
ner is roped off to protect the sprint-
ers and the gymnasts from the dan-
ger of being struck by the heavy pel-
let.
Some mighty good material has been.
unearthed in the freshman class, es-
pecially in the events that Michigan
was deplorably weak in last year. Two
of the youngsters are vaulting over
the bar at ten feet-six, one of whom
has had but very little experience.
With the development that will come
when he learns the proper form, it
may be that Michigan will for the first
time in many years be able to boast
of a pole-vaulter that can class with
the eastern talent.
If the race that was run on Ferry
field this fall is any criterion, it is
safe to say that this same class should
prove to furnish the university with
some strong quarter-mile aspirants.
In the shorter sprints it is too early to
judge the possibilities of freshmen
quality, but it is known that several
have brilliant prep school records be-
hind them. For the long distances the
newcomers will have to discover some-
thing yet unknown.
Enlivening the scene are the Varsity
men with their blue M's and aMa's
Both Cole and Kohler are rounding
rapidly into forty-five foot shape with
the shot and Sargent is making sur-
prisingly high jumps over the stick.
With a wealth of material Michigan's
chances on the field and, track sports
assume a most roseate hue.
Walker Exhibit Is Placed in Museum.
The Andrews collection of marine
shells which was donated to the uni-
versity by Dr. Bryant Walker of De-
troit has arrived and is now on exhi-
bition in the museum.
SENIORS ENTHUSE
OVER NEW SYSTEM
"' ou men want to leave the im-
pression of a vigorous, virile person-

THE WEATHER MAN
Forecast for Ann Arbor-Friday,
generally fair with slowly rising tem-
perature; moderate to brisk south-
westerly winds.
University Observatory-Thursday,
7:00 p. m., temperature, 10.4; maxi-
mum temperature 24 hours preceding,
62.1; minimum temperature 24 hours
preceding, 9.4; average wind velocity
11 miles per hour.
UNIVERSITY CLUB MAY PUT
UP BUILDING NEAR CAMPUS
The University club, an organiza-
tion composed of 200 faculty members,
may erect a building on some lot near
the campus in which to hold its meet-
ings and social gatherings.
The building committee made this
recommendation in their recent report
to the society, but the president, Prof.
J. E. Reighard, deemed it advisable to
defer the consideration of the proposed
plans until some time in the future
when a special meeting of the organ-
ization will be called for this purpose.
At present the club is holding its
meetings and social affairs in its
rooms located In the basement of Me-
morial hall.
To Hold Saxophone Party in January.
The second of the Wright Saxophone
Trio parties will be held at the Union
January 17. Wright, himself, will again
be present, so, that the music will not
lack in "pep."! The number of couples
will be strictly limited to 75 and tick-
ets will sell for $2.00. The party will
be informal.
WILL LECTURE ON
OLD TROUBADOURS
M. Jean Bee to Give Address on Sub-
ject Which Has Made Him
Famous.
FOUND KEY TO OLD NOTATION.
M. Jean Bee, at present professor
of philology in the University of Illi-
nois, will address a local public this
afternoon in Memorial hall at 4:00
o'clock under the auspices of the Cer-
cle Francais. The management of that
organization presents M. Bec as a
speaker whose appeal will be made to
musicians, to faculty and to students of
the French languages alike.
Having been for a number of years
connected with the University of
Strasbourg, in Germany, and a mas-
ter of the German and French lan-
guages, M. Bec became interested in
that singular epoch of French history
in which the troubadour, figured as an
exponent of romance and maker of
history with his verses, with his musi-
cal accompaniments, and finally with
that poetry which has come down to a
later generation as a masterly expres-
sion of the spirit and sentiments of a
time when the troubadour journeyed
from castle to castle and sang his bal-
lads to the lords.
M. Bee, during his researches, made
a remarkable discovery, for which he
has won international fame. He found
the key to a system of notation in mu-
sic which was unintelligible to a pos-
terity , which could read the manu-
pcripts of this ancient music, but which
could not read its peculiar system of
musical notation. He published a work
on this subject which has gone into
all languages as an authority on the
troubadours.

Professor A. A. Stanley says, "Too
much cannot be said in praise of M.
Bec as an authority either in musical
research or expression. His lecture
will afford added interest in the fact
that he will use instruments construct-
ed in the time of the troubadours to
interpret their productions."

DENTS DEBATE
TOQUE QUESTION
Rabid Discussion is Started Over
Tuesday's Ruling by Student
Council.

WILL MEET YPSI
TEAM TOMORROW
Soccer Men to Play First Intercolle-
giate Game Ever Partici-
paited In.

PETITION IS SIGNED

BY MANY. I LAST PRACTICE HELD TODAY.I

Partly through a misunderstanding
in regard to the ultimatum laid down
by the student council, partly due to
an unwillingness to put away the jun-
ior toques already in evidence, there
is chaos andl confusion in the dent de-
partment. Tuesday night the student
council put through a measure to the
effect that toques would hereafter sig-
nify the years a man has spent upon
the campus, and not his class. That
is to say, a man who has spent a year
in the lit department and then chang-
ed to the law, need not wear a fresh-
man toque his second year, But-the
three year course men also come un-
der this ruling: second year men, as
the junior dents, for instance, are for-
bidden the junior toque and must don
red head-gear.
The mistunderstanding comes in
here: The council ruling does not go
into eff'ect this year, and ismerely a
seasonable inspiration to be held i
abeyance until cold-ear time comes in
1913. This being true, the legislation
does not affect the junior dents, among
whom two views seem to prevail.
One standpoint is, that as long as the
council has seen fit to provide such
measures, they will, abide by it and
use all reasonable influence to impress
the first-year men with the attitude
"due to the council. The other view
among the juniors is that the measure
goes into effect this year, and therefore
they refuse to discard toques already
purchased, or refuse to purchase
sophomore toques while some of their
classmates are wearing third-year
hoods.
The situation among the freshmen
has been brought to a more definite
point. Yesterday a petition was cir-
culated through the laboratories de-
crying the council movement and this
was signed by nearly all to whom it
was given. The freshmen intend to
hold a meeting with the juniors at an
early date, to discuss the matter and
bring it to a head. The stand taken
is mainly one of absolute refusal to
concur with the council ruling, and
feeling runs high among the jaw-in-
vestigating novitiates. But as in the
case of the juniors, some few hesitate
to toss the gauntlet to the council be-
fore the matter is fully discussed in
an official manner.
On the other hand, the first-year
laws and other men who have had
more than a high school diploma be-
fore entering their department, wel-
come the change and intend to further
the measure as much as possible.
LOVE STORY PUBLISHED BY
SHIRLEY SMITH'S SECRETARY
"In the Land of Ought to Be," a
charming love story, in booklet form,
has just been published by Georgia
Jackson, private secretary to Secre-
tary Shirley Smith. The scene of the
tale, which is a true one, is laid on
Bois Blanc island, in the Straits of
Mackinac. The authoress has never
though she has had a number of ar-
ticles accepted by different magazines.
Junior Dents Will Meet This Morning,]
A regular meeting of the junior dent
class will be held this morning in the
lecture hall, dental building, at 9:00
a. in. This will probably be the last
meeting of the year and as some im-
portant business is to be disposed of
every member of the class is advised
to be present.
AMERICAN CHE3ICAL SOCIETY
ELECTED OFFICERS YESTERDAY

Augmented by the appearance of
three new recruits at yesterday's prac-
tice, real competition is beginning to
develop among the soccer players for
a place on the team that will meet the
Ypsi Normalites tomorrow on Ferry
field.
It was bitter cold on the practice
grounds, so the coach only kept his
men out for a short scrimmage of
twenty minutes. Today's session will
be the longest of the week and will
probably be the last before the game,
as the practice on Saturday morning
has been called off on account of con-
flicting classes on that morning.
The practice yesterday was short
but hard, as Coach Douglas kept at the
heels of the players continually, crit-
icising their form of dribbling and
making suggestions for the perfecting
of this element of the game. Then af-
ter a short talk on goal defense he
chased his charges to the warmth of
the club-house. Today's practice has
been announced. for 3:00 o'clock and
the men are urged to be at the field
on time to receive the final touches
for the first inter-collegiate soccer
football contest that a Michigan team
has ever participated in.
JEFFERSONIANS HOLD LAST
MEETING OF YEAR TONIGHT.
Jeffersonian debating society will
smoke, drink cider, etc., and have a
general good time tonight at the Union
at 7:30 o'clock. A few speeches, fun-
ny and otherwise, given informally by
members of the society will give va-
riety and "pep" to this last get-togeth-
er before Christmas vacation. The
speakers of the evening will be Pres-
ident Bie, Ex-Presidents Balkema and
Avery, J. R. Conley, Thomas Read, and
G. A. Cram. A large attendance is ex-
pected. Just before the smoker at
7:00 o'clock sharp the society will
elect officers for the next term in Jef-
fersonian hall.
Prof. H. R. Cross Lectures in East.
Prof. H. R. Cross of the fine arts de-
partment is now travelling through
the eastern states lecturing for the
Archaeological Institute of America
and will probably attend the general
meeting of the Institute in Washington
on December 27-31.
INDEPENDENTS MEET MONDAY
TO OUTLINE PLANS FOR HOP.
Independents who intend to go to
the Junior hop will meet at
4:30 o'clock Monday at the
Union. At this meeting ' the
independents will begin work on
the dance under the direction of Frank
E. Kohler, independent representa-
tive. Work will be outlined in a gen-
eral way both for the "hop" and the
informal party on the following even-
ing.
J-LIT PARTY TO OCCUR DEC. 18.
Christmas Festivities Will Consist of
Dinner and Dance.
Final preparations have been made
for the junior lit Christmas party to
be held at the Michigan Union Wednes-
day. 'jhe dinner will commence at
6:00 o'clock and will be attended by
both men and women. Music and talks
will be given by representative mem-
bers. The dance will begin at 8:30,
being the biggest junior lit class dance
of the year.
Admission will be limited to 100
couples and tickets are already nearly
exhausted. There are a few left, how-
ever,'and those who intend to go should
procure their admission cards at once
from members of the social commit-
tee. Admission to the dinner for men
is by series ticket or 65 cents; for
women, 50 cents. Dance tickets are

35 cents each.
Zoological Staff Lunch at Union.
Members of the zoological staff din-
ed at the Union yesterday at noon.
The luncheon was the second of a se-
ries planned for this year.

UNION POSTER CONTEST KEEN.
1,,rge-cN niber, of artists Try Out for
Opera Avrieet
With a wealth of artistic material
trying out for the Union opera poster
contest this year, a drawing equally
as attractive as that used on the ad-
vertisements last December is prorhis-
ed for the 1913 production. Nearly a
score of men reported at the first meet-
ing of tryouts last evening, at the Un-
ion, and it is expected that nearly as
many more will enter the contest be-
fore Christmas.
Among those present at the session
last night were a number of men who
handed in entries for the, contest in
former years. The candidate who
submitted the second best poster, for
"The Awakened Rameses" is included
in the number, as are also severe
other well-known campus artists.
Ien with talent for drawing who
wish to compete in this year's contest
are asked to call up the chairman of
the committee in charge, G. F. Jac-
ques, phone 371.
WILL DEBATE ON SIX YEAR
TERX FOR HEAD OF NATION.
"Resolved, That the president of the
United States should be elected for a
single term of six years," is the ques-
tion selected by the oratorical board
for the Cup Debate this year. This
contest between the four campus lit-
erary societies "will be held in. the
spring, the final meeting for the su-
premacy being scheduled for May 9.
The wining of this debate.carries with
it the possession of the Detroit alumni
cup.
SMOKER WILL BE
HELDUTOMORROW

Banquet in Honor of Football
Will be Given by Alumni
at Detroit.

Men

GOVERNOR OSBORN TO

SPEAK.

The football smoker to be given by
the Detroit alumni tomorrow night,
promises, according to its sponsors, to
be one of the greatest ever given. Ev-
ery effort is being made to have old
time Michigan stars present from all
over this section of the country and
the list of speakers promises rare or-
atory. 'The smoker will start at 7:45
o'clock at the University club and a
dutch lunch will be served during the
evening.
It is the hope of the donors of the
banquet that many undergraduates
will be present and a hearty invita-
tion has been extended to the entire
student body. A rate of $1.00 round
trip has been secured for the occasion
over the Michigan Central and every
train Saturday will carry extra coach-
es. Tickets for the smoker are $1.50
and may be secured at Huston's or the
Union.
The main speeches of the evening
will be given by Governor Osborn and
Judge Day and owing to the uncertain-
ty of the athletic situation here what
they have to say will be awaited with
interest. Many other prominent alum-
ni will respond with short talks as will
probably members of the team.
The team and athletic officials will
go into Detroit tomorrow at 4:50
o'clock and will be guests at the ban-
quet after which the smoker will be
held.
WOMEN SHOW LACK OF INTEREST
Only Six Report at First Practice
With Foil and Masque.
Surprising lack of interest was
shown by the women in the art of the
foil and masque; when only six girls
reported Wednesday at the meeting
called to organize the new fencing
club. There will be no class formed
unless at least twelve enroll. Those in
charge of the work are unable to ac-
count for the small number, as more
than 600 women are eligible. Fresh-
men, however, will not be allowed to
take part in the work.
Prof. C. L. de Muralt, of the engi-
neering department, will give the in-
struction in the new branch. He will
meet the class tomorrow at 11:00
o'clock. All who are interested are
urged to report at this meeting.

FACULTYME
TSEFFRAGE BILL
thei I fac lt sd ly in Iuro
proped sfrat It bill ror 1,1 fchian
s Vord tudentnd l "d
m ersiy IISar a
w'h ole
WILL SAVE VTE lII ONY AN
TIME LOST IN PRIESEfNT SSTEX
President awutcins and Dean sain er
T.dell of Advantages o f Prepos ed
Legislation.
ins.
Sentiment among the r b hers of
the faculty is decidely in favor of the
proposed suffrage bill for Michigan
students.
"I am certainly in favor of an absent
voter's law as applied to stuents,
provided it can be so framed as to be
in accordance with the organic law of
the state," said president II. B. ,utch-
ins.
"Although I can pretend to no 'spe-
cial knowledge concerning the legal
points involved in the prposed stu-
dents' suffrage bill, the measure seeis
an admirable one in every way," de- r
clared Acting-Dean J. I. Effinger, of
the literary. departent,
Assistant Dean W. -I. Butts, of the
engineering department, is heartily in
accord with the proposed mesure and
when asked concerning the question
said: "Looking at this question from
an educational point of view, there is
much to be gained for students and for
the university. Under the present law,
students waste much money and time
in order to go home to vote, The stu-
dent either spends his own n oney,
which is often a hardship to him or to
his parents, or he draws on a carm-
paign fund, which is essentially a cor-
ruption. Many students fail in their
studies by losing two or three days at
a crucial period in their courses. Our
students must have continuity and
freedom from distractions in order to
succeed."
"If such a law could be enacted, it
would serve to make our work more
continuous and therfore e feive,"
said Dean N. S. Hoff, of the dental de-
partment. "Every year we are be-
seiged by students wanting to be ex-
cused to go home to vote. I would
certainly approve the measure, i it
can be accomplished without intro-
ducing harmful results in othr ways."
DEAN EFFINmE t SPEAKS TO
WOMEN ON kl)VISORY SYSTE)
Great enthusiasm was displayed last
evening at the meeting of the junior
women who have pledged themselves
under the advisory system to aid and
further the interests of freshmnen wo-
en. Practically all of the 62 who sign-
ed up were present. Prof. M. P. Til-
ley, Dean J. R. Effinger, and Prof. C. 0.
Davis gave short talks an the Purpoe
and history of the new system. The
general organization of the work of
the junior women has been placed in
the hands of a committee consisting
of Dean Jordan, Nellie hana, and
Phyllis Dunn.
Replying to the letter of congratu-
lation which the student council sent

to Pennsylvania followng her ictor
over the Varsity, George E. Nitzche,
:manager of the bureau of publiity of
that university says in part:
"Your recent letter to the student
body of the University of Pennsylvania
was made known to our boys throug
various publications and also through
the daily newspapers, and tonght at
the annual meeting of the athltic as-
sociation I shall ask Mr. Jones, the
! secretary, to read it.
"I can assure you that we all great-
ly appreciate the spirit which prompt-
ed your student body to take such ac-
tion and I am sure.it will havea ten-
dency to bind the two institutions
more closely in athletic contests as
well as in other phases of university
life."

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ality behind the class of 1913. Here
is the opportunity to do it. It is an op-
portunity to pass on the heritage of
traditions to the freshmen as it has
been passed on to you, but with this
difference: instead of waiting until he
is a junior or a senior before these
traditions have all been acquired and
he has caught the university spirit, he
becomes an enlightened 'freshman.
This is a splendid opportunity to pass
on and vitalize the good you have re-
ceived."
With these words, Prof. M. P. Tilley
evoked so much enthusiasm among the
senior lits who gathered at the Union
last night for their second dinner of
the year, that at the close of the pro-
(Continued on page 4.)

Recent Graduate Talks to Geologists. Officers for the year were elected at
V. E. Monnet, '12, gave a talk to the the meeting of the American Chemi-
geologists last night and told them cal society yesterday afternoon. The
about some recent work which he has results are as follows: chairman, Prof.
done in connection with the United S. L. Bigelow; secretary and treasur-
States Geological survey. He explain- er, Prof. W. G. Smeaton; councillor,
ed how the topographical maps are Prof. M. Gomberg; executive commit-
made and a few details of the manner tee, 'Prof. B. W. Peet of Ypsilanti,
in which the Black hills of South Da- Prof. A. B. Stevens and Prof. H. H.
kota were surveyed and mapped out.j Willard.

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