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Vol XXIII, No. 98 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, FBRUARY 23, 1913. PRICE FIVE CENTS
No Phenomenal Marks Are Set, But
Records of Last Year's First
i. - THE
INDICATIONS POINT TO
Freshmen SiLow Up Well;
Makes ood Time in'
Entirely satisfactory-this was the
verdict rendered after the final event
in the annual preliminary meet, which
opened Michigan's indoor track sea-
son last evening at Waterman gymna-
sium had been staged. There were no
phenomenal marks set in either the
track or floor events, but the records
of last season's preliminary were cut
down in several instances,, and the
showing in the whole list of nine
events pointed out the fact that stu-
dents may expect a better balanced
track team than in several years. Sev-
eral freshmen also showed well in
last evening's performances.
Seward lived up to his advance no-
tices and scampered across the floor
for an easy victory in the 35 yard dash
in 4 1-5 seconds, the time in which he
won the event last season. H. L.
Smith and C. B. Smith, both freshmen,
took s'econd and third respectively.
Bond got away poorly in the first heat
of the preliminaries and did not quali-
fy for the semi-finals. Monetta turned
his ankle in the semi-finals and failed
to qualify for the deciding race.
Make Good Marks in Hurdles.
In the hurdle events, two men who
may fill the gap left by the absence of
Jimmie Craig, at least indoors, captur-
ed firsts. Armstrong and E.S. Cohn took
the high and low sticks respectively.
Armstrong's time for the high barriers
was 5 4-5 seconds, the same that Craig
made in the preliminary meet last sea-
son. Cohn's time was 5 2-5 seconds,
compared with 5 1-5 seconds for Craig
C. B. Smith came to the fore in the
quarter when he won in 54 2-5 seconds
after having participated in the 35
yard dash. Reck won last season in
55 seconds. In the half mile Carver
took the race cutting down Brown's
mark of 2 minutes 6 seconds last sea-
son to 2 minutes 3 3-5 seconds. Jan-
sen, who was ineligible last year, cap-
tured second in this event. Brown's
time in the mile was 4 minutes, 40 3-5
seconds. Smith made the fastest mile
last year in 4 minutes, 49 seconds.
Pole Vault Proves of Interest.
The pole vault brought out no little
interest when Cook and Cross tied for
first at a height of 11 feet. Cook and
Van Kammen tied for first last season
at 10 feet 3 inches, with Barton scoring
third. In the shot put Cole had every-
thing his own way with a put of 38
feet 7 1-2 inches, though he did not ap-
proach Kohler's mark of 42 feet 11 1-2
inches last season. In the high jump,
W. H. White took first with a leap of
5 feet 11 inches. This distance was
neasured from the floor, however, and
not from the two inch mat off from
which the contestants took off. White
tied for second wllen jumping against
Sargent last season. Sargent's height'
last year was 5 feet, 10 inches.
From these comparisons it is read-
ily seen that Michigan's 1913 team will
be pretty well balanced. With the vet-
erans able to better the marks in near-
ly every event, the novices will fill in
the chinks in good shape, and when
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V orecast for Ann Arbor-Fair and
p. m., temperature, 22.9; maximum
temperature, 24 hours- preceding, 356;
minimum temperature, 24 hours pre-
ceding, 22.8; average wind velocity,
15 miles per hour; rainfall 0.18.
COSMOPOLITAN GROUP MEN
TO CULTIVATE FRIENDSHIP.
Plans for cultivating friendship
among the members of the Cosmopoli-
tan club were discussed at a banquet
given by President W. W. Welsh last
night in honor of the 16 group leaders
of the organization and Premananda
Das, '12, former vice-president. Each
leader will take charge of four other
members of different nationalities, and
his duty is' to contract a close ac-
quaintance as well as to furnish them
The revised constitution of the club,
as compiled by a committee consisting
of James D'Evlin, '13, Fred B. Foulk,
'13-'15L, and K. Tonouchi, '13, was out-
lined by President Welsh. The new
constitution provides for a president
and administrative board of four stu-M
dent members, two faculty and two
graduate members, by which all stand-
ing committees will be appointed.
I OF WASHINGTON
Judge C. S. i
Cutting Gives Principal
at Law Department
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WITH ATILETIC ASSOdIATION
Librarian Koch Declares That Loca-
tion Does Not Affect Studying
in the Library.
Following the disclosure yesterday
that lack of funds was responsible
chiefly for the action of the universi-
ty band in deciding to discontinue its
open air concerts this spring, a move-
ment was begun last night to adjust
matters so that the popular Friday
night entertainments on the campus
might be reinstated.
The first step came in the announce-
ment of President IHancock, of the
student council, that the matter would
be taken up at the next meeting of
that body. At the same time it was
learned that early action would be
taken by a committee of the board of
control of the athletic association,
which was appointed to investigate this
question last fall.
Band is in Debt.
"With a debt of $40 at the present
time, the band cannot afford to under-
take giving spring concerts this year,"
said Leader "Ike" Fischer last night.
"It would mean that each member of
the organization would have to dig
down into his pockets for the music
and other incidentals.
"The band is no longer supported by
the athletic association and, inasmuch
as the members were not given a sin-
gle trip last fall, they do not feel com-
pelled to pay the expense involved in
' Committee Holds One Meeting.
When the band question came up
last fall, a committee was appointed
by the athletic association, consisting
of Prof. A. S. Whitney, Prof. Evans
Holbrook and Prof George Patterson,
to establish the relationship of the
band to the association. The com-
mittee held a meeting several months
ago but has done nothing since.
"Something ought to be done to en-
able the band to give its concerts," de-
clared Prof. Holbrook last night. "A
meeting of the committee from the
board of control probably will be held
in the near future and some means de-
vised to bring this about."
While the reason originally given
by the musicians for their action was
that the music disturbed students in
the library, Librarian Koch yesterday
declared that no 'protests had been
made on this ground.
"The location of the band stand last
year was far enough away from the li-
brary so that those studying were not
materially disturbed," he said yester-
day. "So far as the library authorities
are concerned, I can see no reason for
discontinuing the concerts."
The expressions of regret which fol-
lowed the announcement that the con-
certs would not be held this spring
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Re-earsal of Entire
"Contrarie Mary" Will
Washington's Birthday was celebrated
yesterday afternoon in University Hall
by exercises under the auspices of the
law department. Charles S. Cutting,
judge of the probate court of Illinois,
upon whom the university conferred
the degree of doctor of laws in 1907,
was the speaker of the day.
In his address Judge Cutting con-
trasted Washington and Lincoln, in
their origin, equipment for life, and
material stations; and then linked
them together in their characters and
accomplishments of statesmanship.
"To us today, George Washington
seems almost impossible," he said.
"Present day staadards are so differ-
ent that the devotion of this man of the
aristocratic class to what he believed
was the right is almost startling." '
He traced the building of our nation-
al government from the time of Wash-
ington's achievement of the adoption
of the constitution, to the final saving
of all that this document stood for by
Lincoln, in the crisis of the Civil War.
Judge Cutting closed his address
with a tribute to both of these men.
"Like two great mountains-snow cap-
ped so that all the world may see-in
line with each other in all material
facts, but one rising from a lofty plat-
eau and the other from the plains, yet
each rearing themselves to equal
heights-such are Washington and Lin-
University Fall was fittingly deco-
rated with flags, palms and the por-
trait of Washington. J. J. Kennedy,
president of the senior laws, presided.
President-Emeritus Angell, President
Hutchins, Dean H. M. Bates, and
Ralph Snyder, president of the junior
law class, were also on the platform.
Miss Marian Struble rendered two
violin solos, accompanied by Miss
Catherine Burlingame; and George
Becker sang two solos, and led the au-
dience in the singing of' "The Yellow
and Blue" and "America." Miss
Frances Hamilton accompanied him.
TO BEGIN ON
I UNION OPERA
SSINGING CIOIRUS STILL HAS
SEVERAL VACANT POSITIONS
Scenery and Costumes Havc Been Se-
lected; Music Has Arrived in
All preliminary practicing will now
cease, and commencing tomorrow, ac-
tual work will be started on "Contrar-
ie Mary," this year's Michigan Union
The men in charge of the show have
been working on the production for
more than two months, but with tomor-
row night's rehearsal at 6:45 p. m., the
students selected to take part in the
show will begin operations in earnest.
From now until the producing of the
opera, which will be staged at the
Whitney theater on March 26, 27, 28,
and 29th, rehearsals will be held reg-
ularly. 'The opera committee has hung
a bulletin board in the office of the Un-
ion and all notices of practice will be
The entire cast, which includes the
speaking parts, dancing and singing
choruses, and the glee club, will in-
clude 85 men, the majority of whom
have already been selected. Cards
have been sent to successful tryouts
and these men will report for rehear-
sal tomorrow evening. There are still
a few vacancies in both the bass and
tenor of the singing chorus, and men
wvho have not already reported for
tryouts ar.e asked to do so immediately.
About 50 students came out for the
singing chorus Friday evening, and
25 were chosen to take part. The sing-
ing chorus, when complete, will be
composed of 32 voices. The dancing
chorus which has been working for
two months, is about complete. By
constant drilling the rough edges have
been worn away, and at the present
time, the dancers trip to perfection.
Music for the opening chorus has
arrived in printed form. It has been
published in great detail, all four
voices are included, and the opening
chorus will cover 30 pages of the op-
era score. All costumes and scenery
for the production have been selected
and laid out. All that remains to be
done in this line is' for the final con-
tracts to be completed.
Bert. St. John, who will personally
direct the production of the opera, will
arrive to assume charge of affairs on
Tuesday morning. He will conduct re-
hearsals, and will be in the city from
Tuesday to Saturday of each week.
The cast of the show will be an-
nounced next week. The men who
have competed for places in the cast
are far ahead of those of
any previous Union opera. In addition
to their acting ability, all haye excel-
lent voices. There are 15 speaking
parts in the show.
The posters have gone to press and
will be ready for sale on March 1.
Io:30.--Address by Leonard A. Barrett.
Subject: The Illumination of a Soul.
12:0o-University Classes for Men and Women.
6:3-2. E. Subject: Social Settlements.