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No. 124.



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xcellent ReTarsals Presage Finished
First ight Production
of "Coltrarie

Prof. Strauss Thinks Annual
Will Prove Great


Forecast for Ann Arbor-Wednes-
day, snow and brisk north winds.
University Observatory- Tuesday,
7:00 p. m., temperature 28.0; maximum
temperature 24 hours preceding, 46.4;
minimum temperature 24 hours pre-
ceding, 26.0; wind velocity, 10 miles
per hour. Precipitation, .74 inches.
The exhibit of original drawings and,
magazine illustrations now on exhibi-
tion in Memorial hall has already been
visited by 1,500 students and townspeo-
ple, and it is estimated that 500 more
will see the pictures before they are
taken away at the end of the week.,
The drawings are the property of the
Society of American Illustrators, and
are here as a loan to the Ann Arbor
Art association.
Window Display Features Music Cover
Knight Templar and rampant charg-
er flourish their silver trappings amid
rolls of Union opera music in the win-
dows of the Root music house on May-
nard street this week. The display is
is fashioned after the picture on the
music score.

(2:00 A. M. Bulletin to T'[he Michigan Daily.)
(Detroit News Service.),
Unofficial reports from the territory surrounding the flooded city of Day-
ton state that the number of dead will total'to 5,000. Telegraphic and tele-
x phonic communication is entirely cut o ff, but the last word from the stricken
city stated that the water was ten feet deep in the streets, and the buildings
were collapsing, while the flood was sweeping the bodies of the dead through
the streets.
(1:00 O'clock Bulletin to Michigan Daily.)
(University Wireless Service.)
(Received from Notre Dame University Wireless Station.)
Reports from South Lend, Indiana, state that a 35 foot wall of a power
dam has given way, paralyzing business and traffic. Many are reported to
have lost their lives.

Class of 1913 Decides Not to Give
Portrait as Memorial.'
A custom which has been followed
by senior classes in the law depart-
ment for twenty-two years, that of
leaving as a memorial the portrait of
some faculty hiember, is to be broken
by the class of 1913, which has voted
to provide some other commemoration
of its career at the university. What
form this will take will be decided
upon at the next meeting of the class.
The first law class to leave a memo-
rial of a faculty man was that of 1891
which presented a picture of Prof. Wil-
liam P. Wells who died that year.
Each succeeding class has presented a
painting of some member of the lav;
faculty. These portraits have been
placed in the library and other parts of
the law building.
The next to the last round in the
Uhion auction bridge tournament will
be played tonight at 7:30 o'clock. The
final round will be played a week from
tonight at which time the winners will
be announced. . About 25,couples have
been entered for the tournament and
C. H. Royon, '13L, and J. J. Kennedy,
'13L, are now leading. Prizes for the
high men will be announced this week.


Plan of Placing Students on Honor
to Develop Character First
Adopted in 1819 at

Clause Providing For Reporting
Cheaters Has Proved




When the cu-tain goes -up for the
initial perfornance of "Contrarie
Mary," the 1913 Michigan Union opera,
at 8:15 o'clock tis evening, it will be
far from the usual first-night show
that will grace the boards at the Whit-
Long rehearsing has practically per-
fected the production. The practice'
held at the theater last evening went
through more a oothly than the reg
ular opening performances of former
years, and the show proved so enter-
taining to the rather multitudinous au-
dience of critics present that every
number was caled back for encores.
The second dty of the ticket sale for
the general public resulted in another
large block of admission cards being
sold. Seats for t1,e Friday night and
Saturday afternoor performances have
been practically sold out, but there are
still many pasteboards undisposed of
for the performances tonight and to-
morrow night. Tlhs genev~i sale will
continue I~- vr itney box office all
.is week.
"This year's opera is bound to be a
success," said Prof. Louis A. Strauss,
chairman of the senate committee on
dramatic organizatioas, following last
evening's rehearsal. "I am especially,
pleased with the music, which is unus-
ually effective, ani he environment
provided by the book is also a contri-
bution to the gener l excellence of the
Student Council in Vesponise to Peti-
tion Changes ITEthod of

Lack of Reports From Stricken City
Causes Consternation
The breaking of the levee, which had
been holding back the flooded waters
of the Little Miami river, at Dayton,
Ohio, yesterday morning has caused
consternation and grave fears among
the students hailing from the stricken
city. 'ecause of the breaking of the
telephone and telegraph wires, none

Answers to Telegranms of Inquiry
Show First Fears Are
Reports from the students living in'
the districts in N'ebraska that were
affected by the tornado and fire show
that although many of the homes were
in the danger zone, no injuries to the
relatives of Michigan students.have oc-
curred. Telegrams were sent to Oma-
ha immediately after the news of the

New Three Year Course Will Lead
Degree of Pharmaceutical

of the students have been able to com- disaster reached here, and returns
to municate with their parents, and all were received yesterday afternoon.

A new three years course in pharma-
cy leading to the degree of pharmaceu-
tical chemist, was provided for by the
board of regents at its meeting last
night. The present two and four year
courses are retained but the degree of
Ph.G., graduate in pharmacy, instead
of pharmaceutical chemist, will be giv-
en upon completion of two years' work.
The degree of B.S. -will be granted at
the end of four years.
The entrance requirements of the
pharmacy department were also
changed, being made the same as those
of the literary department and the.
schedule of courses leading to the new
degrees was approved. The addition
of the new course will not necessitate
the procuring of new instructors for
the department.,

are anxiously waiting news from the
flooded districts.
Several telegrams have been sent,
from here,but at a late hour last night,
it was reported that the telegraph
company had been unable to get any
wires through..
Stanley C. Auschberger,'16, is greatly
worried over the situation. "My 9ar-
ents live in the lowest part of the city,"
he stated, "that part of Dayton which
is most likely to be flooded. For that
reason I am afraid that the house was
one of those flooded." Auchsberger was
one of the students who failed to get
a telegram through to his parents.
Miss Leah Moskowitz, '16, is another;
student with fears for the welfare of-
her parents. "Our home is in the up-
per part of the city," she declared, "but
I fear that my father was in the lower
part of the city attending to his busi-
ness when the levee broke. I haven't
heard from home since the flood and

Louis Haller, '12-'14L, had the worst
scare that fell to the lot of any of the
Nebraska students. His parents re-
sided directly in the path of the torna-
do, and he was the first to wire home
for information. Yesterday afternoon
he received a telegram stating that his
parents were all right.
Miss Helen King, '16,was also alarm-
ed as her parents live in the zone of
danger, but she received word that no
one had been injured, and her house
was left standing.
B. J. Miles, '14, A. W. Dann, '15L, A.
G. Eggert, '14L, L. B. Cohn, '16, E. J.
Rosenberg, '13, all reported a fortunate
escape from any casualties to their
Representatives From All Universities
Will Hold Convention
in July.

President-Emeritus Will Deliver
dress of Welcome at Annual




In response to a e.ition from 50 The. regents approved the action of haven't been able to get a telegram
members of the hom eoiathic depart- the engineering faculty in unifying the through, so that I can't tell whether or Polish college students in this coun-
ment, the student council, at its meet- engineering degrees, providing that be- not we are in the danger zone." try will form a national organization
ing last nighf, provided for a special ginning with the commencement of Dwight Estabrook, '16H, J. G. Tur- and establish a magazine at a conven-
election of baseball manager for that 1916, only a single bachelor degree be pin, '1.4, B. M. Compton, '16, Lowell tion to be held this summer, according
department to be held from 10:00 to granted, that of bachelor of science in Monroe,.'15, and H. C. Lange, '16 ,also to plans originated on the Michigan
12:00 o'clock Saturday morning at the engineering, and also bachelor of sci- reside in the stricken city, but because campus by the Polish Literary society.
homeopathic hospital. All homeops ence in architecture. of the high locations of their homes The object of the organization is to
will be eligible to vote. Dr. H. H. Cummings was appointed they don't feel any danger at present. promote the idea of brotherhood
The prectlent has beey to have the university physician and L. C. Pratt, of "We are all worried over the disaster" among the Polish students, and prob-
president of Lie senior chss appoint a Denver, Colo., university.physician for said Lange last evening."'But unless lems touching student life will be dis-
fourth year man as baseb'all manager women. Dr. Cummings has been on the flood spreads to the upper part of cussed by the convention, and in the
and this plan has been followed this the staff of Dr. Peterson for some time. the city, I don't think there is any im- columns of the publication.
year. The majority in the department In response to a request from the mediate danger. Of course, there is The movement was started by the
feel that this methul is undemocratic state conference for charities and cor- always the chance that they were action of the local Polish society,which
as well as unreprestutative, and the rections the board granted the use of among those caught by the breaking of is composed of all the Polish students
presentation of the p titon to the Barbour gymnasium for the meetings the levee and the rushing in of the attending the university, in sending
council is the result of o-at sentiment. of the conference from May 26 to 29. water, and it will be impossible to tell circulars to similar organizations in
F. R. Reed, '14H, and~ .s. Thorn- All persons attending the conference how we fared until we can get into other colleges. The plans have met
ton, '1611, appeared befoxjethe council were also invited to inspect the uni- communication with our parents." with general approval, and the con-
to present the arguments Othe oppos- versity and guides will be furnished if vention will be held early in July, at
ing sides in the controv rsy and the necessary. FACULTY MEN TO RETALIATE which most of the universities will be
action of the council followed, The regents approved the action of IN "COME-BACK" NUMBER. represented.
Candidates for the office mist be the literary faculty in continuing the The convention will draft and enact
nominated by petitions conl tainng at combined lit-medic courst for one "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a a constitution for the purpose of form-
least five names and must ,be it the year. tooth" will be the motto of the faculty ing the proposed federation, and the
hands of the secretary of The senior in the next issue of the Gargoyle to be qualifications of branch societies will
class by 6:00 o'clock Friday eveniig. JUNIOR SOCIETIES TO HOLD published by them some time after be determined. Clevelad, Ohio, and
The names of' the nominee. will he ANNUAL DANCE ON FRIDAY. spring vacation. If plans, now under Buffalo, New York, are the places sug-
Published later. Bfao e ok r h lcssg
ubshdat.consideration mature, the next num- gested for the convention; both being
Sphinx and Triangle societies will ber of the humor magazine will be centrally located in relation to the col-
ENGINEERS MUST SECURE hold their annual combined dance at gotten out entirely by the faculty. leges interested.
TRIP RESERVATIONS TODA the Union on Friday night. Prof. and Since the "Parofs." number came out, Professor S. J. Zowski, of the marine
AcMrs. C. P. Wagner, Prof and Mrs. A. certain ones of that higher order of engineering department, is enthusias-
About 15 mechianical enIg neering H. White, and Prof. and Mrs. E.D. Rich beings have been requesting an oppor- tic about the organization of the Polish
studentshave ordered their tickets for will chaperone. The music will be tunity to retaliate, so Managing Editor federation; and will lend his support
the spring inspection trip which is to furnished by the Wright Saxophone McGee decided to give them the oppor- to the movement.-
be taken through the east during the Irlo of Columbus -and hits from "Con- tunity in a "come back" number.
coming vacation under the supervision trarie Mary" will be played. Union Opera Posters Have Ready Sale.
>f Prof. Zowski. As the tickets can- Alpha Nu Postpones Tryouts. Posters for the Union opera are hav-
not be ordered after tomorrow, all who Prof. Rauschenbusch to Speak Here. Alpha Nu society will postpone its ing a heavy sale, both in Ann Arbor
expect -to go must see Prof. Zowski Prof. Walter Rauschenbusch of Rich- tryouts for the "cup" debating team and Ypsilanti; and the indications are
and make reservations by this evening, pester Theological Seminary will be the from Saturday night to Monday, March that the entire edition will be exhaust-
The touring party of senior electric- peaker at the union services at the 30, because of the Union opera. The ed in a few days. The few remaining,
Al students who will make practical- 'resbyterian church next Sunday. The regular meeting of the society will be copies will be placed on sale at the
y the same trip under th supervision ubject of his talk will be "The Gospel held Saturday evening, the programme entrance of the Whitney theater before
of Mr. F. L. Wilson, also will be comr- f Galilee, and the Age of the Power consisting of impromptu talks by a and after tlhe performances of the op-
fosed jf 15 men. achine." number of the members, era.

Dr. James B. Angell will deliver the
address of welcome at the annual ban-
quet which the Collegiate Alumnae
will give to the undergraduate Mich-
igan women April 3. A response to
the toast "Michigan Ideals" will be
given by Mrs. Margaret McLaughlin
Stoner, '09. Mrs. Marion Watrouf An-
gell, wife of Dean James R. Angell of
the University of Chicago will speak on
"Michigan to the Underworld." The
undergraduate toast, "Michigan to the
Undergraduate Woman" will be given
by Mary Palmer, '13. Mrs. Julia
Knight Edwards of Detroit will talk on
"Reminiscences." President Harry B.
Hutchins will close the speaking pro-
gram. Mrs. Elsie Jones Cooley will of-
ficiate as toastmistress.
The only public presentation of plays
given by the junior women will be
made at the banquet. Although the
plays will be offered the day before,
admission at that time is open only
to senior women and to those fresh-
men who are going to act as ushers
at the banquet. This pre-production
is an annual entertainment to the sen-
ior class for whom the plays are orig-
inally written. The alumnae have de-
cided to give the junior class $90.00 to
defray the expenses for staging the
plays, providing the junior women buy
their full quota of 100 banquet seats.
Tickets for undergraduate women
will be placed on sale today in the li-
brary at 10:00 o'clock for an hour and
in University hall at 11:00 o'clock. To-
morrow tickets will go on sale for the
rest of the week in the library from
9:00 o'clock until 4:00 o'clock. At the
Women's League party Friday after-
noon a special sale will be conducted
at Barbour gym. After Monday stu-
dents will be unable to procure admis-
sion cards, as a special sale is then to
be opened to faculty women and moth-
ers of women attending the university.
Collegiate alumnae can procure tick-
ets from Mrs. C. O. Davis, Cutting
Professor U. B. Phillips, of the his-
tory department, will deliver an illus-
trated public lecture on "Plantation
Life" this afternoon in room 203 Tap-
pan hall at 3:00 o'clock.
Professor Phillips, who has charge
of all the courses on southern U.S. his-
tory, is a native southerner who has
devoted his lifetime to studying that
portion of the country from every
viewpoint. He has written numerous
books and treatises on the south, and
is an authority on southern W 1'

Instituted by the^ "Father of Democ-
racy," Thomas Jefferson, in the Uni-
versity of Virginia at its founding in
1819, the honor system fdrmed the
corner-stone of that great statesman's
policy of student self-government. It
was his idea that the effects of fear
are but temporary and unsatisfactory,
and that the proper way to correct the
indiscretions of youth was to inculcate
"pride of character and laudable am-
bition" which 'would create a soundx
and permanent "spirit of order and
Jefferson's policy proved too liberal
in some respects, and the governors-of
the university went to the other ex-
treme. After many changes, a medium,
was reached in 1842, which hit a prop-
er balance of faculty control and self-
government. The students in a reso-
lution agreed to sign a pledge at the
end of every written examination that
they had neither given nor received
any assistance, and the faculty agreed
to take them at their word.
As used in Virginia' for 71 years, the
system has proved highly satisfactory,
according to those acquainted with its
working. The plan was instituted at
Washington and Lee under the presi-
dency of General R. E. Lee; in Van-
derbilt in 1875, and in the University
of Texas at its founding in 1884. Wes-
leyan followed in 1892 and Princeton
a year later. Williams, Yale, Leland
Stanford, Lehigh and many others
have since adopted the honor system,
and it is now under consideration at
Columbia, Syracuse, and Wisconsin.
A Princeton man, recently explain
ing its working to the Syracuse Daily
Orange, told how the freshmen on en-
tering the university were informed
just what the honor system meant, and
how, as a result, the whole tone of un-
dergraduate life at Princeton has been
raised. He says:
"The system here is the very foun-
dation of Princeton life. Every man
is just as much bound to report a case
of cheating which may come to his
notice, to one of the honor committee,
as he is bound not to cheat himself.
The whole thing depends on a man's
holding the -integrity of the system
above his .own personal feelings. It
is this loyalty to the highest interests
of the whole college life, which has to
be-built up."
The honor plan of taking examina-
tions was adopted this winter at the
University of Illinois, but failed to car..
ry by about 150 votes when put to a
popular vote at Syracuse two weeks
ago because of a clause requiring that
"cribbers" be reported. It also failed
to carry at Wisconsin a year or so ago,
the bone, of contention being the "tat-
tling clause."
"Personal Experiences" will be the
subject of the talk to be given by Don
Gregory, aviator, before the Aero club
at 7:30 o'clock tonight in room
311 in the engineering build-
ing. Mr. Gregory has built
several aeroplanes with which
he has made many successful flights,
and his talk tonight will deal with
problems he has encountered both in
the construction and navigation of the
J. A. McDonald to Speak at Meeting.
J. A. McDonald, a member of the
staff of the Toronto Globe
will be the speaker at the
Annual Students Christian associ-
ation meeting which " be held In



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