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┬źnter, '13E, Secretary of
Association, Makes
firring Speech
at Union.


'Declares Efficiency Should be Placed
Before Clalms of Friends
in Election.
"If the men who had been placed on
the board of directors of the athletic
association, to represent the interests
of the student body, had really carried
out the dictum of the great mass of
student sentiment, the band would
have gone to Penusy last fall. But
these representatives of the student
body did not represent; the matter
was referred to a committee, and as
far as I know, absolutely nothing has
been done about it to date."
In a speech which literally bristled
with ultra-significant statements re-
garding the matter of athletic control
at Michigan, Morton R. Hunter, '13E,
secretary of the athletic association,
last night addressed the 150 men as-
sembled at the Michigan Union mem-
bership dinner. Although not resort-
ing to idle rumors criticising the asso-
ciation, more or less hazy in nature,
Hunter proceeded to illustrate, by
concrete examples, the faulty points in
the present athletic management.
"In my position you will understand
that I am not presuming to give an
expose of the athletic association," said
Hinter in commencing his remarks.
"My -object in making these state-
ments is to interest you men in the
fact that, if you want competent rep-
resentation,, you must get out and
vote. The men who will be picked at
next Saturday's athletic election will
automatically become members of the
board of directors of the athletic as-
sociation. This board is not so im-
portant, as is the fact that from tlUN,
students in this groupbare later elect)
the members of the board of control.
This latter board controls the athlet-
Ic destinies of the university, and it is
here that strong, representative stu-
dents can make the sentiment of the
student body have some weight.
"Just now the alumni members of
the board of control,--there are three
of them,-believe that tle opinion of
the student body is too vacillating to
be of much account. At one meeting
which I, as a member, attended, an
alumni member said: "To h-1 with
the student body; you don't know what
you want.' As a matter of fact, we
don't It is only when we can present
a solid front that we can hope to in-
fluence the older men on the board,
"If you want fair representation,
don't vote according to friendship or
affiliations. Cast your ballot for the
man whom you believe to be an hon-
est fighter.
"In regard to the matter of the nom-
ination of interscholastic manager,
the deal was put through by simple
concealment of information that
should have been made public. Sev-
eral members of the board of directors,
-as students-employed their knowl-
edges of inside' facts to nominate
friends, at the samestime being care-
ful not to make it known that there
was to be such a thing as a nomina-
tion of interscholastic manager. Only
by a bare majority were some of us
able to have the nominations opened
again, and another man allowed to
enter the race."
Prof. Sadler Attends Detroit Meeting.
Prof. H. C. Sadler, of the engineer-
ing department, left yesterday after-
noon for Detroit, to attend a meeting
of the Lake Carrier's Association, an
organization composed of officers of
the great lakes steamship lines.
Indiana Club Meets To Arrange Dance

At the meeting of the Indiana club
this afternoon at 4:00 o'clock in Tap-
pan hall the committee which is in
charge of the dance will make a re-

Forecast for Ann Arbor-Unsettled
weather with rain; southeast winds.
University Observatory-Thursday,
7:00 'p. in., temperature, 41.8;'* maxi-
mum temperature, 24 hours preceding,
41.4; minimum temperature, 24 hours
preceding, 35.6; average wind velocity,
7 miles per hour; rainfall, .09 inches.
Much important business will be
transacted at the meeting of the board"
of regents today.' The main measures
to be passed upon will be the summer
school budget and the controversy be-
tween the literary and medical depart-
ments over the length of the medic
This meeting was postponed from
December 20 so that the regents could
be present at the Chicago-Michigan
debate to be held tonight. The board,
together with Governor Ferris, will
be entertained at dinner 'by 'President
Hutchins tonight.
New Plan of Serving Refreshments
Adopted by Committee

Prof. Wenley Speaks on "Success" and
Prof. David Friday is
Toastmaster at

Hulburt Speaks on Proposed
Course Up the Huron, and
Canoe Club.


"The Art of Success" was the sub-
ject of Prof. Robert M. Wenley, the
principal speaker of the evening, at
the regular monthly Michigan Union
dinner last evening. "The art of suc-
cess," began Prof. Wenley, "can be
described as a thought in action, ob-
scured to the ordinary man by his
surroundings. It is the average man,
not the genius, who succeeds; and his
success depends on character, viewed
from practical and intellectual sides."
Prof. David Friday, of the economics
department, acted as toastmaster and
introduced the five speakers of the ev-
ening. "Mort" Hunter, '13E, gave a
vivid explanation of the present ath-
letic situation, the account of which
is given in another column of this pa-
"Hal" Hulburt, '14M, spoke con-
cerning the proposed course on the
Huron river. He outlined a plan where-
by an organization could be formed
among the Michigan Union members
for the purpose of reducing the num-
ber of fatalities each year. This could
be accomplished to a great extent by
the formation, of a canoe club, with
some insignia, whose members could
be constantly on the lookout. for all
accidents. Hulburt also looked for-
ward to the reality of a varsity crew
which could get ample training on the
two mile stretch that the new dam will
Donal H. Haines, '09, the writer, of

Prof. C. J. Tilden, Head of Department
of Mechanics, Badly Wanted
by Johns Hopkins
Salary Consideration is Tempting; One
and an Acceptance is Not
Unlooked For.
Prof. C. J. Tilden, head of the d -
partment of engineering mechani s,
has been offered the chair of civil en-
gineering at Johns Hopkins University
according to reports received from
Baltimore. Prof. Tilden yesterday ac-
knowledged that he had been ap-
proached by that university and had
been there consulting with the univer-
sity authorities and men on the engi-
neering staff. He however stated that
he has not as yet accepted the offer.
The salary connected with the Bal-
timore professorship is $5,000 and as
this is considerably larger than the
present salary of Prof Tilden, it
would not be much of a surprise if he
should accept the position.
Many flattering offers have been
previously turned down by Prof. Til-
den. Four years ago he received an
offer from Harvard University and
two years ago he refused a good gov-
ernment position at Washington. Since
the latter offer the chair of engineer-
ing mechanics was created at Michi-
gan with Prof. Tilden at the head.
Prof. Tilden became instructor in
civil engineering at the university in
1904 and was made assistant profes-
sor of civil engineering in 1906. In
1908 he was made junior professor of
civil engineering remaining in that
position until 1911 when he was plac-
ed at the head of the department of
engineering mechanics.

"' These .are the mien wh-1o are urp*
for ofrice in t e Satrday elec- *
t ions:*
For football mnager, Morris A.*
1Milligan, '11, and Prescott G.*
Br o n 13 E.
" Fo treasuarer, A#lbert C. Fletch. *
* er, 141E; Russell A. Yerring- *
ton, '14E; and 1. F. McCoy, *
For secretary, Renville Wheat, *
' .11and Louis Haller, '11-'14L. *
* For iterscholastic manager, H. *
* Bea cli Carpenter,'14, and Fred *
H. I1.1e. '141J.,
* * * * * * * * * *
Marjorie Nicholson, '14, was chosen
the winner of the junior girls play
contest at a committee meeting yester-
day noon. Seven manuscripts were
handed in by the women, displaying
various styles of plots. The play is
not of the usual comedy type, but is a
light drama with a clever plot. The
setting is an imaginary land, dealing
with a castle romance.
Miss Nicholson is a member of the
Painted Window staff and last year
edited the famous "come-back" num-
ber of the Gargoyle. Her play will he
presented for the senior girls on April'
2 and at the woman's banquet April
The committee of selection compris-
ed: Dean Myra B. Jordan, Prof. H. A.
Kenyon, of the French department,
and Irene Bigalke, '14.
Fresh Lits Must Pay Class Dues Today
A matter of great importance to all
fresh lits is the first annual class dues
collection which will occur today. Col-
lection will be made in the main cor-
ridor of University hall from 7:45 un-
til 5:00 o'clock, the amount of the
tax being fifty cents. It should be
noted by all '16 men and women that
right of franchise in class elections
during the four college years is only
granted by the constitution to those
whose dues are entirely paid to date.

Only Competition Left Between Tv
Institutions Since the
Break With the





Combined committees for the Junior
hop met at the Alpha Delta Phi house
yesterday afternoon and discussed nu-
merous important details of the event.
Refreshments will be served in better
style than ever before. The slowness
of serving has been criticised at all
previous hops, and the committee has
made special arrangements to make
the affair beyond criticism in this par-
ticular. The contract will soon be let
to a Detroit firm, instead of theblocal
caterer, who has previously handled
the business.
The petition of the Delta Chi to be
given permanent representation in the
hop was discussed and defeated on ac-
count of a technicality in the constitu-
tion. The hop constitution says in this
regard that no fraternity shall have
permanent representation in the hop
until it has been recognized as a lit
fraternity in this university for at least
.five years. The Delta Chi has been
represented in the hop management
for about 18 years, but sentiment in
favor of its being incorporated was
defeated because it is recognized
here as a law fraternity. The com-
mittee recommended to future hop
committees to give the Delta Chi booth
Although at a previous meeting of
the committees it was decided to make
the musical clubs recital informal, the
committees decided yesterday to make
it a formal affair. The combined glee
and mandolin clubs will give the an-
nual recital as usual on Thursday ev-
ening preceding the hop.
Independents who expect to attend
the 1914 event will meet at the Michi-
gan Union at 4:30 o'clock this after-
noon. Definite arrangements will,
probably be made in regard to the din-
ner before the hop at the Michigan
Union and the formal party at the
Packard academy on the Saturday ev-
ening following.
Law Examination Schedule is Altered
Owing to s change of plans in the
new law department the examinations
schedule has been altered. Bills and
notes has been interchanged with
Bailments and carriers, so that the
latter comes the first Monday at 2:00
o'clock, while the former will be held
the second Tuesday at 8:00 o'clock.
Mining law will be given the first
Monday at 8:00 o'clock.
Last Year's Grad Leaves Single Life.
George M. Humphrey, '12L, was mar-
ried in Saginaw on Wednesday night to
Miss Pamela Starr, daughter of a lum-
berman of that city. After graduating
from the law department here Mr.
Humphrey went into his father's law
office and later was taken into part-

Locals Have Won Ten Out of Fifteen
Contests With Visitors
in Debate.
Chicago and Michigan meet tonight
in the only competition left between
the old rivals since the conference
break--the annual debate in the Cen-
tral league. The contest will be stag-
ed in University Hall, with Gov. Wood-
bridge N. Ferris acting as presiding
Michigan has only once been defeat-
ed at home and has won 10 out of the
15 forensic contests in which she has
met Chicago, but these battles are al-
ways bitterly fought, and the keenest
rivalry is shown between these natur-
al. rivals of the west. The varsity
team is in the best of shape, and in the
opinion of Prof. Trueblood will, at the
least, give a very creditable account
of itself.
The Michigan men will speak in the
following order, both constructively
and upon rebuttals: Lyman S. Hulbert,
'14L; Bartel J. Jonkman, '14L; and
Paul B. Blanshard, '14. None of these
men have had any intercollegiate de-
bating experience, as have the mem-
bers of the other team at Evanston,
but all are talented speakers, Blan-
shard winning the university Peace
Oratorical contest just before the hol-
The Chicago team is made up as fol-
lows: Wilber A. Hamman, '14L, who
has represented Maryville College in
debate; P. K. Cook, '15, a debater with
a reputation upon his campus; and
Sherman A. Conrad, graduate school,
who three times led the Colgate Uni-
versity debating team.
This year's question in the Central
Debating League is "Resolved, that
the plan of banking reform proposed
by the National Monetary Commission
should be adopted by Congress." The
negative varsity team is also debating
it at Northwestern university tonight.
The judges tonight are Prof. J. A.
Leighton, of Ohio State University;
and Judges J. A. Barbour and L. W.
Morris, of the northwestern cir-
cuit court of Ohio. Gov. Ferris, who is
to preside, will arrive in Ann Arbor
this afternoon and be entertained by
President Harry B. Hutchins.
Oratorical Association membership
tickets will admit to the debate, and
single admission will be 50 cents. The
debate will start at 8:00 o'clock.



Upper cut-Cielgo team. Left to
right: Cook, Hanimman, and Contad.
Lower cut-Michigan team. Left to
right: Hulburt, Jonkman, and Blan-
Michiganda and Culture, two former
Michigan Union operas, talked on how
a man could get somewhere in the
world. Wilkie Collins, '05, who has
been writing for English publications,
spoke of the possibilities and import-
ance of the Michigan Union in this
university life. He stated that the big
English schools were now going
through that stage from which Mich-
igan has just emerged, the stage of
organization and centralization.
A. J. Whitmire and H. W. Dotter-
weich, both instructors in the school
of music, furnished the musical pro-
gram of the evening. They played a
number of violin and piano duets.
Faculty Men to 'Dine at Union Today.
Members. of the zoological staff of
the university will hold a luncheon
at the Michigan Union this noon, and
tonight members of the mineralogical
faculty will dine at the same place.

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