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No. 89.





Council Divides Score of Names Be-
tween Four Committees:
For Special
No Difficulty is Met in Obtaining In-
formation, For Campus
At the close of the special executive
session held last evening by the stu-
dent council, no students had been
expelled for participating in the troub-
le at the J Hop last Friday.
The council listened to the report

Forecast for Ann Arbor-Thursday,
fair and not quite so cold; moderate
northwest winds.
nversty O4bservatory-Wednesday
7:00 p. m. temperature 7.0; maximum
temperature, 24 hours preceding 14.6;
minimum temperature, 24 hours pre-
ceding, 3.2; average wind velocity, 11
miles per hour. -
Illinois Jurist to Address Laws at An-
nual Holiday Exer-


Medic Department Will Observe Date
of Foundation by Speaking
and a Reception on

Work of Erecting and

Registrar Hall Explains use of iis-
understaniding Among Lit

Installing New

Facilities is Likely to Keep
Old Departments in Use
Another Winter
Tunnel From New Location Will
Connect With Present
"Michigan's new heating and power
plant will not be completed before a



Dr. Herrington, of Bad Axe Will
Other Speaker; Addressing
Hygiene Class.


There seems to be an erroneous im-
pression about the campus concern-
ing the apportionment of the -various
grades in the literary department.
"At the the time the faculty adopted
the new marking system a year ago,"
said Registrar A. G. Hall,. yesterday,
"the following sentence was included:
In a rational system of marking, these
grades are distributedd about as fol-
lows: A. not more than 10 per cent;
B, 15 to 20 per cent; C, 40 to 50 per
cent; D, 15 to 20 per cent; E, about
10 per cent. It was distinctly declared
that this distribution, which is based
upon the law of probabilities and the
results observed in other universities,
would only be approached in an expe-
rience of many years.
"There was no thought that an in-
structor should be constrained to fol-
low the suggestion in any particular
instance. Small advanced classes will
doubtless yield better results than this,
while elementary courses there may
be a larger proportion of the lower
grades. It was further emphasized
that the grade A was to be considered
as exceptionally high, and that B does
not denote a second rate student."

Meeting Called of Presidents and
Social Chairmen of All Lit
Classes on New


Against Fancy Holds
Worked During Three
Weeks Trial.


of the special board appointed to in-
vestigate the affair, following which
this committee was dissolved and four
new committees, consisting of all
the members of the council, were form-
ed. Councilmen Dickinson, Spinning,
Wilson and Mayall are chairmen of
:hese committees, and they will con-
:inue the probe today.
The council is in possession of over
i score of names andthese will be di-
vided equally among the four board*9
.or exhaustive investigation. The re-
sults will be presented to the council
At another executive meeting to be
ield this evening at 7:00 o'clock.
In this investigation, the council is
acting independently, and no informa-
ion which their probe may bring to
ight will be turned over to the uni-
ersity authorities. The student body
s experiencing no difficulty in obtain-
ng information as it has the coopera-
ion, for, the most part, of the better
lement on the campus; and men who
ave been examined have not been re-
.cent about telling what they know.
No definiteaction hastbeen taken by
he faculty and although inquiries are
eing conducted, no provision has yet
een made for a faculty meeting.

Judge Charles S. Cutting, of Chica-
go,will deliver the Washington's Birth-
day address. The exercises will be
held in University Hall that afternoon.
Judge Cutting is a graduate of Wil-
liamette University and received an
honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, from
Michigan in 1907. As judge of the Pro-
bate Court of Cook County, Illinois,
he has served since 1899. His nomina-
tion for judge of the Eastern District
of Illinois is now pending before the
United States Senate.
Prominent members of the state bar
have been invited, and have expressed
their intention to be present. Students
of the law department will march in
a body and occupy a se6tion of reserv-
ed seats in University Hall, which is
to be specially decorated for the oc-

year from July," said Dean Mortimer ment, will be celebrated one weekI

E. Cooley of the engineering depart-
ment, consulting engineer of the proj-
ect. "It is possible, however, that in
case we have another disagreeable
season next year we will be able to
turn steam on by the middle of the
winter; even though the building was.,
not completed, or the equipment fully
By this estimate eighteen months are
allowed for completing the work,which
commenced the first of the year. The
excavations will be completed by
March 15, and the foundations erect-
ed by July 1. The building will be en-
closed with the boilers, about January
1, 1914, and the remaining six months
will be allowed for installing the en-
gines, pumps, and electrical machin-

from today on February 19. It will
commemorate the 63rd anniversary of
the founding of the department. The
date for the celebration in past years
has alweys been February 22, but as
this date falls on Saturday this year,
the authorities have advanced the day
to Wednesday.
Dr. Abraham Jacoby, the president
of the American Medical Association
of New York City; and Dr. W. J. Her-
rington, of Bad Axe, will give address-
es during the day. Dr. Jacoby will
give an open lecture for the public at
8:00 o'clock in the morning at Sarah
Caswell Angell hall, and at 10.00
o'clock will speak to Dean Vaughan's
class in hygiene in the west amphithe-
ater of the medical building.
In the afternoon, Dr. Herrington will
deliver the 'Founder's Day address at
4:00 o'clock in Sarah Caswell Angell
hall on "The Country Doctor." At
8:00 o'clock in the evening, Dr. Jacoby
is to speak at the same place on "What
Doctors are Good for."
Following the evening. program a
reception will be given under the aus-
pices of the Ann Arbor medical club to
members of the faculty, medical stu-
dents and invited guests.

Founder's Day, an annual event in
the calendar of the medical depart-J

Tangoing in all its intricacies and,
convolutions will be barred hereafter
at Michigan Union dances. Not only
this, but Union authorities have called
a meeting of the presidents and chair-
men of the social committees of the
four classes in the literary depart-
ment for this afternoon at 5:00 o'clock,
at which the matter of abolishing the
tango at all its functions given by
these classes will be discussed.
The radical measures adopted by the
Union officials were precipitated, it is
understood, by questionable dancing
at the recent Junior Hop, and at sev-

Vote Against Regulations; Dickinson
and Ford Named for
Nominations for class president to
fill the vacancy left by Harold Abbott,
who resigned in January, and the ques-
toin of class dance regulation, went

S DINNER TONIGHT. hand-in-hand as the absorbing topics{

and W. H. Hamilton
sent the Faculty.


pursuance with the precedent set
previous Michigan Union member-
dinners this year the affair sched-
for this evening promises to be
essful from the standpoint of at-
ance and program features. A
e number of tickets for the din-
have been sold, and from present
:ations the entire block of admis-
cards will be disposed of before
evening. The dinner will be
ed promptly at 8:00 o'clock, and
150 tickets will be sold.
of. William A. Frayer and Mr. W.
Jamilton will be the faculty men
he program, and Harold McGee,
and Edwin Thurston, '13-'15L,
represent the student body. Prof.
rles Dennison will act as toastmas-
Music will be furnished by the
ity quartet. Capt. Inman Sealby,
who recently returned from a
abroad will also be present and
k on the program.
esident H. B. Hutchins will attend
eighty first annual convention of
Alpha Delta Phi fraternity to be
in Madison, Wis., February 19 and
The annual banquet of the frater-
will be given in Milwaukee Feb-
y 21 and President Hutchins will,
ne of the principal speakers, giv-
in address on "The Fraternity and
University." President Hutchins is
national president of the organi-
ien Studens May Meet Deaconess.'
)iscopalian women students will
[ven an opportunity to meet Dea-
ss Goodwin at Harris hall Tues-
afternoon, February 18, at 4:30
ck. On Wednesday following,

of interest at the meeting of the sen-
ior literary class yesterday.
Selden S. Dickin son and Howard W.
Ford were placed in nomination for
the vacancy in the presidential berth,
the election to take place Saturday
morning in Tappan hall from 8:00 to
12:00 o'clock. The dance question
was brought up by a suggestion call-
ing for the abolition of the "tango"
and was voted down on the grounds
that such legislation was part of a
movement outside the sphere of the
class itself.
The report of the memorial commit-
tee caused considerable discussion.
The committee decided to recommend
a reading desk as a companion piece
to the chair given by the 1912 lits for
the new Hill auditorium.
Electroliers to be placed in front of
the new auditorium were also consid-
ered and some members of the class
thought that they would be better. The
class decided not to accept the reading
desk at this time but thought it best
to refer the matter back to the com-
mittee for further investigation as to
designs and prices of both reading
desks and electroliers. .
Canes for the men and umbrellas
for the women are being considered
for class souvenirs but no models
were submitted by the committee.

Will Connect With Old Tunnels.
The contract for the tunnels has not
been let, but the plans call for 1600
feet of underground construction,
starting at the new power house-
which is located in the hollow between
Huron and Washington streets-back
of the Homeopathic hospital and
across North Universtiy avenue east
of the dentistry building to an under-
ground sub-station between the med-
ical building and Waterman gymna-
sium. Here connection will be made
with the old tunnel system, which will
not be changed except the electric sys-
The lighting current will be changed
to a 2200 volts alternating current,
while the power load will be convert-
ed to 220 volt direct current, enabling
the old motors to be used.
The plant, as erected now, will con-
tain eight 400 horse power Wickes ver-
tical boilers, with accommodations for
eight more; and a 500 killowat gener-
ating set, driven by a cross-compres-
sion Corliss engine. It will be reach-
ed by a mile spur from the Michigan
Central tracks over a private right of
Old Plant to be Sub Station.
The present plant will be discontin-
ued when the new one is put into op-
eration, but will serve as a sub-sta-
tion in case of emergency. It will be
converted into a steam and mechanical
laboratory for the engineering depart-
ment, as the machinery is too old to be
worth moving.
Between $350,000.00 and $360,000.00
will be expended in the construction
of the plant under them present plans,
but these allow for future improve-
ments whcih will amount to a total
figure of a half million dollars. The
equipment now installed will be doub-
led ultimately, and tunnels to the uni-
versity hospital and the observatory;
will also be constructed.
When completed the power house
will contain a complete water purify-
ing plant, and a second chimney will
be constructed when the additional
electric unit and the duplicate machin-
ery is installed.
It is also proposed by the university"
authorities to have their own watera
works plant at the river, with electric-1
ally driven pu'mps started and stoppedI
at the power house.
Junior Engineers and Lits Dine.
Junior lits and engineers were rep-
resented by 135 at a combined dinner'
at the Union last night. Werner
Schroeder acted as toastmaster, Harry1
Hewitt spoke for the lits, while the1
engineers were represented by Charles1
Crowe and George B. Duffield. Prof.
J. A. C. Hildner gave a short talk and
Bruce Bromley furnished the music.

Men Disqualified for Council Are
Again in Race.
Grover C. Grismore and William F.
Laidlaw, the two junior law students
who were disqualified as candidates
in the recent student council election,
were renominated for these positions
at the junior law class meeting held
yesterday afternoon. It was charged
that the students mentioned, or their
friends, had solicited votes at the last
election. The class declared against
securing votes in this manner either
by the candidate or by his friends.
Frank Murphy was elected as toast-
master to preside at the annual ban-
quet which will be held at the Allenel
hotel on March 21.
The prsent small pox in this city has
been kept confined and no new cases
have been reported during the past
few days. So far no students have been
affected with the disease, but there are,
however, about fifteen cases in the
city. Free vaccination has been pro-
vided for all those who wish it. Al-
ready about 150 students have received
the free treatment at the gymnasiums.
The medical authorities advise all
students to be vaccinated and thus be-
come immune to the disease.
James F. Read, of Fort Smith, Ark.,
who spent two summer sessions here
and the entire year of 1911-12, was
murdered last week while attempting
to act as peacemaker in a quarrel. It
seems that Read endeavored to inter-
vene for a friend who had become in-
volved in a quarrel and in the fracas
which followed was accidentally shot.
Edition of Gargoyle Sells Rapidly.
Sales of the Junior Hop number of
the Gargoyle have been so persistent
that only a few more are necessary
to deplete the supply. The normal
distribution of the campus monthly is
1,200, to which 200 extra was added
for the J Hop edition.

Lits Will Receive Standings Today.
Semester reports in the literary de-
partment will be mailed today. The
results of the extra hour petitions will
be sent with the reports.
Competition for the 15 Speaking Parts
Keenest in History of
With 30able-bodied students look-
ing covetously on the 15 speaking
parts in the 1913 Michigan Union op-
era, the tryouts for the principal roles,
held at the Union last evening, proved
to be the keenest competition conduct-
ed in the history of the annual operas.
All of the candidates represented the
pick of the initial 100 orso tryouts,

eral parties held before the examina-
tions. While the tango has not been
commonly danced at the regular week-
ly Union dances, those in charge be-
lieve that they may most readily strike
at the so-called epidemic of ultra-elab-
orate dancing by using their influence
at the parties sponsored by the Union.
Some time ago, chairmen of the
Michigan Union dancesavoted to abol-
ish the "clutch-hold" at the regular
dances. The rule has been enforced
for three weeks, and, althqugh it has
been found necessary to warn several
dancers at every party, the regulation
has been accepted with good grace,
What action will be taken by the
class officials at their session this af-
ternoon is hard to foretell. The senior
lits, at their class meeting yesterday,
went on record as being opposed to the
regulation of - dancing by individual
classes, but the sentiment of some of
the other classes is said to be averse
to the continuation of the tango.
"We are not trying to be arbitrary in
the matter of regulating dancing at
our parties, or at other affairs, said
Harold Abbott, '13, general chairman
of the Michigan Union dances, last ev-
ening. "The tango has not been pop-
ular at Union functions, however, and
we believe that we only are anticipat-
ing more radical action on the part of
faculty members, when we bar the
tango; and at the same time are not
inflicting any hardship on the students
who attend our dances."
Edward G. Kemp, '12-'14L, president
of the Union, expressed himself as
being heartily in favor of the summary

and in most cases the men competing
for the same parts were so evenly
matched in ability, that no definite se-
lection of material could be made with-
out further consideration.
Bert St. John, director of the opera,
was out from Detroit for the tryouts,
and at the conclusion he expressed
himself as being pleased with the
showing made by the would-be Thes-
pians. Mr. St. John will return to
Ann Arbor on February 25, at which
time the fortunate tryouts will be
named, and actual rehearsing com-
Broiler chorus tryouts will be held
at the Union at 8:00 o'clock this even-
ing, at which time all men less than
five feet seven inches in height, who
wish to secure broiler parts, will be
given an opportunity to exhibit their
dexterity. The competition will be
open to students trying out for the
first time, as well as those who have
been present It former meetings.
For the benefit of all tryouts, a bul-
letin board will be put up at the Un-
ion, on which all notices of rehearsals
and meetings will be posted.
Librarians Accept Other Positions.
Ethel M. Wight, who has been con-
nected with the general library for the
past seven years has resigned to ac-
cept a position at the John Crerar li-
brary of Chicago. Rachel Rhodes who
has done two years of library work
here has been engaged by the public
library of Superior, Wisconsin.
Former Michigan Student is Killed.
Word- has been received here from
Canton, Ohio, th'at Homer Lothaimer,
who was a student in the engineering
department last year and during the
recent summer school, was electrocut-
ed while working for the electric light
company of that city. Lothamer was
expecting to return to the university
next fall.

action taken by that
"There can be no doubt

that dancing

Abendpost Editor to Speak Here.,
Dr. M. Markus, editor-in-chief of the
Detroit Abendpost, will deliver a lec-
ture in German on "The German Folk-
song" Thursday evening, February 20,
at the High School under the auspices
of the Deutscher Verein. Dr. Markus
will be assisted by his wife, who will
recite from Heine and other poets, and
a musical program will also be ar-
Fresh Law Banquet Not Yet Given.
Misunderstanding the purpose of the
law smoker- Friday night, many of the
first year barristers thought that their
annual banquet was to be on that
night. The date for the banquet has
not' been assigned as yet, however.

in its various innovated versions is
open to criticism, and we feel that it is
up to us to help remedy existing con-
Michigan's architectural school and
its head, Prof. Emil Lorch, are praised
in the current number of The Western
Architect, a publication devoted to ar-
The article says in part. "It has al-
ready gained the distinction of a place
with the best, if not the best of archi-
tectural schools approved as standard
by the American Institute of Archi-
tects. Its head is Prof. Emil Lorch,
whose culture goes beyond the art and
practice of architecture into a peda-
gogic appreciation of organization and
tuition, and a broad sympathy with the
purpose and effect of architectural art
training upon his time."
Faculty Man Honored by Zoologists.
Dr. George R. LaRue, of the zoology
department, has been elected a cor-
responding member of the Helmintho-
logical society of Washington.

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