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ich igan



:X, No. 58.




ferent Athletics Tax Facilities,
Requiring Basketball
Practice At



xtend Structure 50 Feet
East and West Ends
and SouthSide


Waterman gymnasium is inadequate
for the demands which are put upon it,
and Michigan's athletics will suffer
more seriously than ever this winter
from the cramped conditions. Varsity
athletics, the many class teams, the
different tournaments and clubs of the
minor indoor sports, and the main-
moth freshman gym classes bring
about a congestion which is a severe
handicap upon the Wolverine athletes.
Basketball, which is the principal
indoor class sport, is restricted to
night practice. Four evenings a week,
when there are no first year gym
classes, the class athletes are allowed
to use the main floor, but there are
so many teams that each one gets but
two 20 minute periods a week for prac-
Minor sports show the same unsat-
isfactory accommodations. Wrestling
and fencing enthusiasts are restricted
to the use of a small room between
them, each group having three days
a week available. The boxing room
is probably the most crowded of any
of this class of sports, although the
handball courts are always overcrowd-
ed at the available hours.
Track Men Hampered
Varsity sport is also a victim of the
cramped quarters. In track, the field
men especially are hampered, the gym
classes restricting them to but a few
hours in the late afternoons. The
equipment of Waterman gym is also
inferior to that of most university
Athletec plants, and Michlgan's track
men must run on 35 yard dashes and
40 yard kurdle distances, which aver-
age ten yards shorter than the dis-
tances in the gymnasiums which the
Wolverines compete in abroad. The
distance track is also much smaller
than most gyms, and Michigan's 14
lap track compares poorly with the
12 and 10 lap indoor ovals of her
principal rivals.
Indoor track is of little importance
from the student standpoint, because
of the limited accommodations for the
five annual meets. Owing to the danger
of the inferior exits of the present
gym, but 500 spectators are allowed
to attend. Even this number is de-
clared unsafe by the athletic author-
ities, as danger from the weights and
other apparatus is still an important
Could Enlarge Gym
Relief for the present conditions is
seen by Varsity athletes and interested
students in the proposition to enlarge
the present structure. The main floor
could be extended 50 feet on both the
west and east ends, and on the south
the structure could be carried flush
with Doctor May's office. This would
give needed room for basketball courts
on the main floor, a beter track on the
balcony, athletic offices on the first
floor, better boxing, wrestling and
fencing rooms on the second floor, and
much needed locker and bathing facil-
ities in the basement.
The present shower accommodations
in the basement are inadequate for the
large gym classes. There are but 24
showers, and many of the classes con-
tain 180 students.
Put About 50 New Volumes in Library
About 50 volpmes of Jewish history
and literature have been placed in the
general library by the National Meno-
rah society. They will be made avail-
able as soon as they can be classified
and catalogued.

Oratorical association presents, "A
Curious Mishap," University hall,
8:00 o'clock.
Colorado club banquet, Michigan Un-
ion,6 :00 o'clock.
Fresh lit class meeting, Economics
lecture room, 4:00 o'clock.
Junior lit class meeting, room 203 Tap-
pan hall, 4:00 o'clock.
Griffins' dance, Granger's academy,
9:00 o'clock.
Junior engineer mechanics ball, Mich-
igan Union, 9:00-1:00 o'clock.
"Freshman Spread," to all first-year
women, Barbour gymnasium, 8:00
Oratorical Association play, "A Curi-
ous Mishap," University Hall, 8:00
Membership dance, Michigan Union,
9:00 o'clock.
Chess and Checkers club, Michigan
Union, 7:30 o'clock.
Catholic Students Will (ive :lance
Members of the Catholic Students'
club will. give a dance in St Thomas
hall from 2:30 to 5:30 o'clock tomor-
row. An auction dance will feature
the affair. Tickets are being sold at
25 cents.
3ake Response To Efforts To Secure
Clothing For Shipment To
Needy Belgians
In response to the appeal of the com-
mittee in charge of the campaign to
furnish 14M0 suits.for the suffering
Belgians, a number of contributions
have been made. Some of these have
come from faculty men.
The senior lit class at a meeting
donated $10.00 to the fund, and it is
expected that other classes will follow
its lead.
The banners to advertise the cam-
paign have been put up, and the sys-
tem of collection of offerings from
fraternity houses by automobiles will
be started today, and will be continued
The campaign has been lengthened
to Monday, and the Church of Christ,
on South University avenue, across
from Memorial hail, will be open at
all hours of the day to receive any
contributions. Suits of clothing are
especially desired, but anything will
be taken.
The Arcade theater has offered 1000
tickets to be sold among the students,
the profits to go to swell the fund.
A committee probably will be formed
to distribute them among the stu-
dent body.
Loss of Film Postpones Movie Show
Several hundred persons who came
to the economics building to view the
motion pictures of modern Jogging
last night went away disappointed,
when they discovered the movies had
been postponed because the films were
lost in transit. Officers of the Forestry
club, under whose auspices the pic-
tures were to be given, expressed sor-
row at the inconvenience caused so
many persons, but stated that the
show would be held some time early
next week.
Goldmana Bros. Robbed Of Clothing
Goldman Bros. cleaning and press-

ing establishment was robbed of four
suits of clothes belonging to students
Wednesday, when a thief entered the
store from a window on the north

Cr )s-Country Team Elects Sophomore
to Ilead Next Year's Team;
Selects Walters

Each Section of Boilermakers

Director Rowe Promises Coach
Distance Men Within a
Few Years


H. L. Carroll, '17E, was elected cap-
tain of the 1915 cross-country team, at
a meeting held in Waterman gymnasi-
um last night. Carroll will succeed
T. C. Trelfa, '16E, who led the Michi-
gan distance men during the past sea-
son. Frank L. Walters, '16, was elect-
ed president, Ex-captain Trelfa, secre-
tary, and' J. V.'Kuivinen, '17E; H. A.
Donnelly, '17; I. S. Olson, '17L; and
K. W. Vance, '16; directors.
Following the election, Prof. James
P. Bird, of the engineering depart-
ment, presented 29 certificates of mer-
it to the men who have aided in build-
ing up the 1914 cross-country team,
and also cups that were in the novice
and handicap races.
President Floyd A. Young, '16L, pre-
sided at the meeting, and called upon
the incoming and outgoing officers for
speeches. In commenting upon the
past season, Trelfa stated that the
team had run more than 100 miles dur-
ing the past year. The ex-captain
thanked the men for their work done
throughout the season, and prophesied
a winning team in 1915.
Director Rowe told the men that
Michigan would have a cross-country
coach within a few years, and would
be a regular contender in the eastern
intercollegiate runs. Captain-elect
Carroll, Kuivinen and Walters, also
gave short talks, in which they advised
all men to do a little work during the
summer, m order that the squad may
be ready for hard practice as soon a-
the university opens next fall.
In presenting the certificates and
cups Professor Bird related several of
his experiences in cross-country run-
ning, and took another example of dis-
tance racing from the Bible to show
that the sport is by no means a modern
Kuivinen received two cups, one for,
first place in the novice race, and one
for best time in the handicap race.
Edward Bouma, '18, received the cup
for first place in the handicap race,
and ex-captain Trelfa was presented
with the cup going to the winner of
second place in the handicap race.
In addition to the cups and certifi-
cates of merit, the first six Michigan
men to finish in the Detroit "Y" race
were given medals by the Detroit as-
The team picture will be taken Sat-

Campaign to Swell Lists
of Men Enrolled in
Iechanicals Station Men in Building
to Secure New Recruits
For Division
Members of the Engineering society
are making an extensive campaign for
members, in the different branches of
the society. The sections of the socie-
ty are carrying on the campaign, each
in its own department.
A committee has been appointed
from each of the civil, mechanical and
electrical departments, and the mem-
hers of these committees are striving
to reach each senior, junior and soph-
omore within the next few weeks. The
freshman group leaders are soliciting
members among their groups.
The Engineering society is divided
into departmental sections. Those of
the mechanical and electrical depart-
ments are connected with the national
societies, the American society of Me-
chanical Engineers, and the American
institute of Electrical Engineers, re-
spectively. The efforts of the civil
branch to affiliate itself With a nation-
al organization have been futile, since
the American society of Civil. Engi-
neers has no student branches.
The mechanical engineers are at-
tempting to secure members through
the stationing of a man in the corridor
of the main floor of the engineering
building. The civils are distributing
circular letters describing the bene-
fits which accrue from membership in
the society. Each membership includes
a subscription to the Technic.
Those sections which are associated
with national organizations are obliged
to charge a larger fee than the other
sections of the society. All civils, and
the freshmen are charged one dollar.
Several years ago, expressions on
the value of membership in the Engi-
neering society were secured from the
various heads of departments, and
printed. These have been printed
again and are being redistributed.
That of Dean M. E. Cooley follows:
"The Engineering society is a prac-
tical success in. every way, and should
have the active support of every engi-
neering student in college. Through
the Technic, it makes the department
known to the engineering world."
The object of the society is two-fold.
It attempts to establish a closer re-
lationship between the undergraduates
of the engineering department, and
the profession for which they are
being trained; and secondly, it at-
tempts to furnish opportunities for
the engineers to get together to hear


Sikes and Moritz to Present "The
Lamp, The Maid, The Man"
Chase Sikes, '16E, and George Mor-
itz, '15, will feature "The Lamp, The
Maid, The Man," one of the acts on
the program of the big spotlight vau-
deville show, to be staged on Decem-,
ber 16, in Hill auditorium. Both Sikes
and Moritz are well known to the cam-
pus for their ability along musical
lines, and an act of high order is as-
sured. The act is a reproduction of
a New York. act, and will be seen in
this part of the country for the first
Tickets for the production will be


distributed to
ning Monday.

Union members, begin-
Admission to members,

Oratorical Association Presents I
Play By Carlo Goldoni
in University

ofethe Union is free, and they may ob-
tain tickets until next Wednesday,
when the general sale will start. Tick-
ets to the general publc will be sold at
25 cents.
A. student orchestra will supply the
music for the show. There will be six
acts, all widely varied. A large mu-
sical act is being worked up, along
with a monologue.
Louis K. Friedman, '15, is chairman
of the committee in charge of the pro-
duction. He will be assisted by Wil-
bur Brotherton '16, and ' W. A. P.
John, '16. E. B. McKinley, '16, is chair-
man of arrangements, and will be as-
sisted by E. R. Sylvester, '17, and Law-
rence Puchta, '17. J. S. Leonard, '16L,
is chairman of the finance committee
and C. H. Lang, '15, is in charge of
Captain of Football Team Announces
Intention of Taking Up
Captain "Bill" Cochran, the 220
pound tackle on the Varsity football
team, has announced his intentions
of trying for a position on the Maize
and Blue track team. Cochran is slat-
ed to appear in the role of shot putter.
Although "Bill" was not on the team
last season, he has had considerable
experience wrestling with the weights.
Two years ago he attended to this de-
partment on the all-fresh squad, and
performed creditably. Cochran has
failed to put in an appearance as yet,
but is expected daily. The big squad
of varsity track candidates, who are
loosening up in the gym, has been
progressing as rapidly as Coach Far-
rell will permit. Cross, the weight
man on last year's yearling squad,
who was injured during the football
season, is recovering rapidly, and ex-
pects to be in first class condition
Lapsley, the colored sprinter why
has been battling for a position on the
varsity for several years, is back on
the job again, looking better than
ever. Lapsley is, without question, the
fastest starter in the university, and
one of the fastest men at leaving his
marks that the gym has ever seen.
His strength lies solely in the getawayr,
however, which, makes him chiefly
valuable as an indoor man. With
Captain Smith, O'Brien and Fontana
out for the dashes, the colored youth
will have to show a world of speed,
but Coach Farrell declares that Lap-
sley is apparently better than ever,
and that it would not surprise him if.
he made the grade.
Several freshmen have been work-
ing out during the past week, and the
prospects seem excellent. Scofield
and Robinson showed to an excellent
advantage in the sprints during the
fall relays, while other promising
material has been cited. Cherry, a
miler from Culver, Wickersham, a
hurdler, and a few others have at-
tracted the attention of Coach Far-
rell particularly.

of Cast Members Have
Experience Along
Similar Lines

For the sixth time the Orat
association will offer its annual
to the campus, tonight and tom4
night, in University hall. Admil
have been selling rapidly at t
office of University hall, and a
seats remain on the lower floor.
balcony will not be used unles
demand makes it necessary, the
pose of the association in pres
the play two nights being to gI
eryone an opportunity to get
One of the objects of the org
tion since its beginning, has be
foster interest in the stage, and :
come to be one of the strongest I
in its line. Another idea can b
credited to the Oratorical assoc
which pr~dicts good for Mchg
always has presented its plays
campus building, in order to
alive sentiment for a campus tt
for student affairs. In line witI
policy, "A Curious Mishap" 'i
staged in University Hall tonig
When the oratorical associatioi
organized out of the old Students
ture association, the presentet
plays became one of its prime fea
The first year, "Julius Caesar" w
en. This was followed by "The
als," "The Honeymoon Express,"
Fan," and last year "She StoQ
Conquer" was chosen.
Play Considered Italian Maste
"A Curious Mishap" ha, bee
popular and has been found to
beautiful and simple that it has
taken as a model of Italian for
of the classes in that language I
Carlo Goldoni, the author o
play, holds an interesting positi
the list of playwrights. His fame
chiefly upon the fact that he I
country's only represeutattve i
field of polite comedy. From es
childhood he showed great Inter
the stage. His, grandfather ga
vate plays in his residence an
father kept a puppet show fo
son's enjoyment. He began to
early, trying his hand at tr
tragic comedy ands melodrama
secured his greatest success h:
field of comedy. When he die
left 150 such plays.
The cast is as follows: Walke
dicord, '14-'16L, Philibert, a
merchant; Frances Hickok, '15,
na, his daughter; Louis Eich,
De Le Cotterie, a FrencI llIeut
Earl Ross, '15, Gascoigne, sera
De Le Cotterie; Ethyl Fox, '15,
ana, maid of Giannina;Riccardo,
Lisle, '14-'17L, a wealthy broker;
tanza, Bess Baker, '15, his dau
Five of the seven members of th
appeared in "She Stoops to Con4
last year and all have had expe:
in theatricals elsewhere. F
Hickok, '15, besides being in
year's play, distinguished hers
Shakespearian roles at AlbIo ce
before coming to Michigan, and
Eich, grad., had charge of dra
productions at Knox College.
Announce Committee For Union
Martin H. Galt, '15, cha
George F. Hurley, '16, Robert C.
num, '15 and Frank J. Kane,
comprise the committee in char
the Michigan Union membership
to be held at the Union from 9
12:00 o'clock, $aturday night. T
are now on s.le at the counter

urcy morinUIg. rand to discuss original papers. Prom-
inent men of the profession are often
WOMEN JOURNEY TO YPSILANTI secured as speakers. Membership is
TO SPEAK AT NORMAL COLLEGE open to faculty, graduates and under-

Women active in various organiza-.
tions on the campus, will go to Ypsi-,
lanti this afternoon to speak on wom-
en's activities in general, before the
senior class of the State Normal Col-
lege. Communications, stating that
the women of Ypsilanti are desirous of
benefitting by the women's experience
in organization at Michigan, were re-
ceived from Marion White, dean of
women at that institution.
Catherine Reighard, '15, Alice Wiard,
'15, Huldah Bancroft, '15, Judith Gins-
burg, '15, Vera Burridge, '15, Martha
Grey, '16, 'and Helen Humphries, '16,
are among the ones who will make the
Besides the giving of talks, they will
meet several Normal College women,
to give suggestions as to the forma-
tion of an organization similar to the
Women's League.

Red Cross Christmas seals, which
were put on sale the day after Thanks-
giving, are reported to have had a
good sale during the first week of their
appearance. Miss Carol F. Walton,
secretary of the local branch of the
Anti-Tuberculosis society, has charge
of the sale for Ann Arbor.
The seals sell for one cent each,
and may be used on all packages and
letters. Banners are to be awarded
to the cities, towns, and communities
which sell the greatest number of
seals in a particular class. Ann Arbor
was one of the prize winning cities
last year, and will strive hard to up-
hold her reputation during the present

Hill Auditorium



Dec. 10th,
8 P.M-.



Featured by the Rag Pickers Quartet and the Midnight Sons


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