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III, No. 112. ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY MARCH 12, 1913. PRICE FIVE CENTS
Regents Have Appropriated $2,000 For
Improvement of State
Street Side of
IPANS FOR CHEER LEADER
COMPETITION ARE OFFERED
Judge Murfin and Prof. Holbrook Will
Not DisAiss Conference
"Cooperation on the part of the stu-
dent body is the only means by which
the plan for campus beautification will
be a success," said S. H. Marks, super-
intendent of buildings and grounds in
a talk before the student council last
"The board of regents has appropri-
ated about $2,000 for use in this re-
gard, and we intend first to improve
the State street side of the campus.
But it will do us no good unless the
students work with us. However, I
believe that the council can do a great
deal in inculcating a pride for the
Iu pursuance of Mr. Marks' sugges-
tions, a permanent council committee
consisting of W. R. Drury, Lester Kel-
iher, and H. J. Trum, was appointed
by President Hancock to draw up res-
olutions containing the council's stand
on the matter and also to take general'
charge of the campaign.
Various members of the council
were also appointed to visit all class
meetings in their departments in the
near future to explain the beautifica-
tion plan and to obtain the support of
Consider Yell Leader Plan.
A plan for a competitive system of
choosing Varsity cheer leaders, sim-
* ilar to those used in other universities,
was read to the council ,st night. it
provides for a preliminary training by
the present cheer leader and his as-
sistants, of a certain number of can-
didates from the junior classes who are
to try out during the baseball season
A certain number of these will then be
voted upon by the entire student body,
and the ones chosen will elect the
head cheer leader from among their
A committee consisting of J. Herbert
Wilkins, Arthur Kohler, and G. C. Gris-
more was appointed to discuss this
plan with the athletic association.
Not to Hear Board Members.
The committee which had in charge
the securing of members of the board
of athletics to talk over the conference
situation with the council, reported
that both Judge James Murfin and
Prof. Evans Holbrook had consented
to accept the council's invitation, ut
inasmuch as it was brought out tiat
these men could give only their per-
sonal opinions of the matter and not
reveal any of the board of control's ac-
tions, it was decided not to ask them
to appear to address the council. The
council had originally intended to pass
resolutions after-ascertaining the facts
but it did not care to do this as the
result of hearing personal opinions.
Ohio Scientist Will Lecture Today.
E. P. Hyde, director of the physical
laboratory of the National Electric
Lamp Association, Cleveland Ohio,will
speak in the east lecture room of the
physics laboratory at 4:00 o'clock this
afternoon. His subject will be "The
Responsibility of the University in the
Development of Pure and Applied
Dean Effinger Will Attend Meeting.
Dean J. R. Effinger, of the literary
department, will attend the annual
meeting of the Association of Deans of
the State Universities to be held in1
Iowa City, Iowa, March 18 and 19. He
will represent the university for the -
first time in the capacity of a dean.
Dr. Cumming Returns from Kalamazoo
Dr. J. G. Cumming, of the medical
department, lectured yesterday before,
the Academy of Science at Kalamazoo I
Forecast for Ann Arbor-Fair and
warmer with probably rain
700 p. in., temperature 37.5; maxi-
mum temperature 24 hours preceding,
47.1; minimum temperature 24 hours
preceding, 29.1; average wind velocity
5 miles per hour.
CHORUSES REHEARSE TONIGHT.
Men Will Not Retain Places Unless
Attendance is Better.
Dancing and singing choruses in
"Contuarie Mary" will have a general
rehearsal this evening at 7:30 o'clock,
at the Michigan Union. Trouble has
been experienced in inducing the chor-
usmen to attend practice regularly,and
Director Bert St. John took occasion
last night to importune those taking
part to come out for every rehearsal.
Men assigned chorus roles in the
opera will not be allowed to keep their
positions unless the attendance 'atre-
hearsals is more persistent. With only
two weeks left in which to perfect the
show, it is felt by the management that
the men who have been picekd to fill
the various roles should give up all
other activities in the timegremaining
between now and the first perform-
LOSS AGAIN HITS
Prof. C. L. De Muralt, of Electrical
OFFERED NEW YORK POSITION.
Prof. C. L. De Muralt, of the elec-
trical engineering department, has an-
nounced his intentions of resigning his
position at the end of the present
school year. He has received an. offer
from a large manufacturing concern in
New York, and will have charge of a
new department, created for the pur-
pose of electrifying steam roads.
Prof. De Muralt has been connected
with the university for four years,
coming here first from New York to
lecture on electrical engineering top-
ics. Just after his appointment to the
faculty, he was called to Austria in
consultation regarding the electrifica-
tion of the Simplon tunnel.
While connected with the university,
Prof. DeMuralt has been active in
campus affairs. He assisted in the
coaching of the fencing team, and the
women's fencing class, and was one of
the organizers of the University club,.
composed of members of the faculty.
Fischer Party is Planned for Friday.
An informal dance will be held at
the Michigan Union next Friday night,
the music to be furnished by Fischer's
orchestra from Kalamazoo. The affair
will be featured by the rendition of
several Hop numbers. Tickets for the
dance may be procured from Frank
W. Murphy, '12-'14L, or Bruce E. An-
Invitation Committee to Meet Seniors.
All senior engineers who have order-
ed commencement invitations will be
required to make their payments
Thursday and Friday of this week. The
invitation committee will be in the en-
gineering society rooms, Thursday
from 8:00 to 11:00, and Friday from
10:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00.
Fresh Laws Will Banquet at Home.
Deeming it more representative to
hold their annual banquet in Ann Ar-
bor than out of town, the banquet com-
mittee of the first year laws passed
resolutions to that effect last night.'
Expense, sparity of attendance, and
faculty disfavor, were the reasons for
the change. The event had been adver-
tised for Toledo. a
Course Thrown Open to Senior Women
Due to the fact that only 35 women
have elected the course in Dramatic
Technic, senior women will be allowed
to enter this course this week. The
course is organized for senior women
only for the purpose of training them
for the cast of the senior girl's play1
"The School for Scandal."
MADE H EAD OF
CH ARITY BODY
IPresident 1. B. I u.cliin tChosen to
Preside Over Conference
of Charities and
ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE
HELD HERE LATE IN MAY.
Experts Planning to Attend Lansing
Convention Will Be <Trged
to Come Here
President Harry B. Hutchins has ac-
cepted the presidency of the state con-
ference of charities and corrections,
which will hold its filrst annual meet-
ing in Ann Arbor the latter part of
May. It is expected that the confer-
ence will bring to this city an attend-
ance of from 600 to 800 persons inter-
ested in the various sociological in-
stitutions of the state.
Complete arrangements for the pro-
gram have not as yet been made. The
main question for consideration will
be a discussion of the work of the va-
rious state institutions and what the
state is getting out of the money in-
vested in them.
The exact date of the meeting has
not been decided but it will probably
be held the week preceding the con-
vention of the National Association for
the Study of Feeble-minded in Lansing.
the first week in June. All the experts
who attend this meeting will be urged
to be present at the Ann Arbor con-
MAY FESTIVAL OFFERS MANY
FAIOUS ARTISTS THIS YEAR
Some of the best known stars of the
musical world will be heard in this
year's May Festival, according to the
program which has been announced.
Among them are Marie lappold, Put-
nam Griswold, Pasquale Amato, Er-
nestine Schumann-Heik, and Flor-
A children's chorus, of 400 voices,
will be a new feature introduced this
year. This will be made up of pupils
in the seventh and eighth grades of
local schools. As usual the Theodore
Thomas orchestra will furnish the in-
strumental numbers. Seats are now
on sale at the University School of
MISS GE( it DIES SUDDENLY
WIEI BEING BROUGHT HOME
While being brought home from
Norway, Mich., Miss Thusnelda Georg,
'10, A.M. '11, died on board a Michigan
Central train, between Kalamazoo and
Battle Creek, Monday evening. Death
was the result of exophthalmic goitre,
brought on by exposure and exertion
inm wading through heavy snowdrifts,
when the victim and friends, all high
school teachers, went to see a basket-
Miss Georg was a daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. Conrad Georg, Sr., residing
on South Main street. While in the
university she was a member of Mor-
Fresh-Soph Women to Play Basketball
Fresh-soph women will play the sec-
ond basketball game of their series in
Barbour gym tomorrow afternoon at
4:00 o'clock. Three games are to be
played between these teams and the
winner of this series will play the
upper class victors for the silver cup
and banner offered to the campus
Wni. Grainley,'13H, Will Return Friday
William Gramley, '1311, will return
to Ann Arbor next Friday. For two
weeks he has been at his home in
Franklin, Penn., where he was called
by the death of his father, A. H. Gram-
Prof. Van Tyne Talks in Pliladeiphia.
Prof. Claude 1. Van Tyne who has
been in Philadelphia to lecture before
the Pennsylvania Historical associa-
tion will return today.
WON BY LAWS
IN CLOSE GAME
Junior Barristers Humble Champion
Engineers; Undefeated For
FINAL SCORE IS 32 TO 31;
IN FIERCELY FOUGHT BATTLE
Winners Upset Dope; Overwhelming
Favorites in Scrappy
Defeated for the first time in three
seasons, the crack junior engineer
basketball team lost the championship
of the campus to the junior laws by
a one point margin last evening in
Waterman gymnasium. The final score
was 32 to 31.
The game, which marked the first
defeat of the engineers in a dozen con-
tests, was scrappy and interesting
throughout. The law victory came as
the result of aggressiveness in the
early periods of each half. The close-
ness of the score resulted from the
frantic efforts of the engineers, who
played behind all the way, to make up
Going Into the game with vigor, the
laws, whose "most loyal supporters
were not uT repared for defeat,assum-
ed a lead of haMf a dozen points. With
a comfortable advantage over their op-
ponents the laws apparently went to
pieces temporarily, for the engineers
rallied their forces and cut the lead
down to two pofts. At the end of the
half the score stood 14 to 12 in favor of
In the second period the laws start-
ed the half in whirlwind fashion and
took a lead of ten points. A sudden
demoralization, some fast and brilliant
play by the engineers, and the score
was brought to within one of a tie.
The game ended with the laws still re-
taining their one point lead.
Tower was probably the individual
star of the law team. Playing at left
guard he netted six field baskets, while
Weeks his individual opponent, caged
the ball but twice. Thienes and Brush
divided the honors for the engineers
with 5 baskets each.
The lineup and summary follows:.
Junior Engineers Junior Laws
Thienes........... L.F. ........ Helm
Weeks............ R.F. ........ Cory
Brush ............. C. ...... Collette
Fletcher.......... L.G. . , ...Tower,
Paterson .......... R.G. .... Wright,
Final score-Junior laws 32, Junior
Engineers 31. Score at end of first
half-Junior Laws 14, Junior Engi-
Baskets from the field-Helm 3,
Cory 2, Collette 3, Tower 6, Wright 1,
Thienes 5, Weeks 2, Brush 5, Fletcher
1, Paterson 1. Baskets from fouls-
Cory 2, Weeks 3.
FOREIGN STUDENTS INVITED
TO "GET ACQUAINTED PARTY"
Foreign students have been invited
to a "get-acquainted party," to be held
in the parlors of the Presbyteridn
church Friday evning, March 21, at
7:00 o'clock, where they are to meet
members of the church and a number
of faculty men.
Several talks will be given by Pro-
fessors J. Raleigh Nelson, William D.
Henderson, and T. E. Rankin. Rep-
resentative foreigners will also be call-
Senior Will Speak About Immigrants.
Leo. L. Bruder, '13, will give a talk
at the Unitarian church Sunday even-
ing at 7:00 o'clock. His subject' is
"Traveling to America with the Immi-
grants." Bruder travelled both to and
from Europe in the steerage and has
been connected with the Educational
Alliance in New York city.
Foresters Examination Will be Held.
Ten postgraduate foresters will take
the Civil Service examination for for-
est assistant which will be held today
and tonorrow in the supervisors room
of the court house.
DEAN COOLEY WILL TALK AT
UNION ME-BERSHIP l)INNER
Program of Four Speakers Arranged
For Tomorrow Night's
Dean Mortimer E. Cooley of the en-
gineering department has been added
to the list of speakers for tomorrow
night's membership dinner at the
Michigan Union. He will discuss the
recent offer made by the government
to college students for summer service
in the navy.
As was announced yesterday Secre-
tary Shirl y Smith will act as toast-
master, and Prof. C. B. Vibbert, of the
philosophy department, Frank Gibbs,
'13E, and E. B. Chaffee, '13L, will talk
on subjects of their own choosing.
George P. Becker, of the School of
Music, will contribute to the program
by singing a number of solos.
The tickets may be obtained at the
desk in the Union or from any mem-
ber of the committee. The dinner will
start promptly at 6:00 o'clock.
Mission Class to Meet This Evening.
South America will be discussed at
the mission class to be held at Newber-
ry hail this evening at 7:30 o'clock.
There will be two classes Thursday af-
ternoon at 4:00 o'clock, one dealing
with the Chinese revolution, and the
other with the present social condi-
tions of the United States.
NAVAL PLANS ARE
TO BE EXPLAINED
Capt. Marsh of United States
Reserves Will Lecture
IS PLANNING TOUR OF COLLEGES.
Capt. C. C. Marsh, of the United Stat-
es Naval Reserves, will appear in Ann
Arbor some time next week to lecture
to students interested in the proposed
movement to allow university men to
serve on the battleships during the
In a letter to Dean M. E. Cooley, of
the engineering department, Capt.
Marsh stated that he was planning a
tour of the middle western universi-
ties, visiting Michigan first, then Pur-
due, Illinois, Wiscopsin, and Minnes-
ota. The proposed tour will be taken
for the purpose of ascertaining the
sentiment in favor of the movement,
and to stir up enthisiasm among the
Capt. Marsh has already appeared at
Harvard and Yale. At Harvard he ad-
dressed more than 600 students where
much enthusiasm was shown.
ALFRED POVAH IS BURNED
IN BOTANICAL LABORATORY
Alfred H. W. Povah, a graduate stu-.
dent and assistant in the botanical de-
partment, was badly burned on the
hands and arms by the breaking of a
beaker of fuming nitric acid, with
which he was working Monday. Am-
monia and other methods of quick re-
lief were made use of, and Povah was
able to go to the homeopathic hos-
pital where his wounds were dressed.
PROF. RUDOLPH TOMBO, JR., TO
TALK ON "PARSIFAL" MARCH 20
FOR SCIEN CE
Bulletin Issued by University Author-
ities Shows New Structure Must
be Forthcoming to Regain
COMPETITORS FORGE AHEAD
WITH BETTER EQUIPMENT.
Overcrowding of Museum Causes Many
Valuable Colleetions to Go to
Improved buildings and adequate
equipment must be forthcoming soon if
Michigan is to regain her lost prestige
in the field of science.
This, in substance, is the claim made
in a bulletin issued recently by univer-
sity authorities and addressed to the
legislature and the people of the state,
decrying the handicapped conditions
under which the departments of bot-
any, zoology, forestry, geology, miner-
alogy and psychology are compelled to
offer courses at the present time. While
Michigan has been hampered by poor
equipment, the authorities assert, its
competitors have forged ahead, and a
new science building and other equip-
ment are necessary to enable it to at-
tain its former supremacy, or even
equal the new standards set by others.
The authorities declare that the six
buildings which the science depart-
ments occupy are old, badly ventilated,
inadequately lighted and unsanitary.
It is said that except i the basements,
instruments of precision can be used
only with the greatest difficulty.
U. Hall Unsuited for Lab Work.
Botany and zoology occupy the south
wing of University hall, which was
built 70 years ago for dormitory pur-
poses, and later converted into recita-
tion rooms and remodeled into labora-
tories. The rooms are reached through
narrow, dark halls, and by way of
rickety old stairs, and are low and
lighted through small panes of old-
fashioned windows. Danger from
fire through the gas jets and matches
necessary to laboratory use. is threat-
ening. In case of a conflagration
gaining headway through this old
structure the university would lose
fully $60,000 worth of equipment, as
well as its general offices making the
total loss more than $100,000.
Forestry work is carried on tempor-
arily in the engineering building and
in the basement of the old chemical
building. These rooms are needed for
engineering and are unsuited for for-
estry work. Geology is taught in the
attic of the museum, on the first floor
of the same building and in the base-
ment of the economics building.
Mineralogy uses what was originally
the cellar of Tappan hall-low-stud-
ded, unventilated, and with cellar win-
dows which give too little light .for
microscopic work or for accurate de-
termination of the colors of minerals.
Psychology is now housed in a frame
structure built years ago as a hospital.
High Schools are Better Equipped.
Neighboring states have provided
commodious quarters for the housing
of the sciences and even some of the
state high schools furnish better ac-
commodations than the University of
Michigan. In Wisconsin, the sciences
occupy buildings costing $485,000; in
Iowa, a structure costing $345,000;
while in Nebraska they are in a build-
ing worth $300,000. The great endow-
ed universities have devoted larger
sums for the science equipment.Prnce-
ton has spent $600,000 on science halls;
and for biology and geology alone,
$450,000. The University of Chicago
has buildings for these purposes cost-
ing $961,000 and Leland Stanford,
buildings valued at $420,000.
The erection of a new science build-
ing would relieve the museum and
would enable collections to be placed
(Continued on page 4.)
Instructor Will Address Foresters.
"The Relations of Forestry to Other
Businesses" will be the subject of a
talk to be given by Mr. L. . Young, of
the forestry faculty before a meeting
of theForestry club to be held at 7:30
o'clock in the engineering building.
Registrar of Columbia University
Give Interpretation of.
Tickets for the lecture to be given
by Rudolph Tombo, Jr., of Columbia,
under the auspices of the Ann Arbor
Stadtverband, at the high school hall
on Thursday evening, March 20, are
now on sale at 25 cents. Prof. Tombo
will speak in English on "Parsifal.' He
will give an interpretation and criti-
cism of Wagner's opera, and will il-
lustrate his talk with pictures taken at
a performance at the Metropolitan op-
era house, New York.
Prof. Tombo is a graduate of Colum-
bia and completed his studies at Leip-
zig. In 1908 he became registrar at
Columbia and editor of the Columbia
Quarterly . He is the author of sever-
al books on Germanistic subjects, and
compiler of numerous statistics rela-
tive to American universities.