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T. Hawley Tapping.........Associate Editor
F. M. Church.............Sporting Editor
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E. C. Roth Joseph J. Brotherton
Chester II. Lang Edward P. Wright
Howard R. Marsh J. C. B. Parker
Charles Weinberg Lee E. Joslyn
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1914.
Night Editor-Tom C. Reid.
THE "BEST EVER" HABIT.
There is a tendency to rate every
passing event in student life as the
"best ever." Tis is discredited rath-
er generally, but it is particularly ob-
jectionable to men who have been on
the campus for a number of years.
They claim, quite reasonably perhaps,
that such a monotone of comment re-
sults in losing all sense of values; the
worst is as good asthe best, as far as
advance predictions and follow-up
criticism are concerned. Nothing is
described in its true colors, because
pr~aise is la.vished on everything,
13ut there seems to be some excuse
for the "best ever" habit. Its optimis-
tic tone is almost a justification in it-
self. It is a healthy symptom when
the campus in general enthuses over
anything, so it is somewhat pardon-
able for individuals to enter into this
spirit, or even for them to work stren-
uously in order to stimulate such an
atmosphere. The inexcusable thing
seems to be dampening undergraduate
enthusiasm; over-extravagance in
commendation is a minor sin.
With early shopping methods in, full
force, the late hinter is likely to get a
bopk where he wanted a shiny silk hat.
Tags are now being printed to be
worn by university women during the
days of the vocational conference,
January 7, 8 and 9, and the programs,
many of which will be sent to the state
colleges interested in the movement,
will go to press within a few days.
Albion is the latest to fall in line,
having asked that it be permitted to
send a representatix-e.
The civil service commission at
Washington has forwarded literature
valuable to women interested in that
field, which is now available in the
library at Barbour gymnasium. Names
and addresses of Washington alumnae
who are willing to act as advisers to
university women planning on enter-
ing the civil service may be obtained
fromn Marjorie Delavan, '15.
The four large Kermess posters,
drawn by Raymond Perlins, '16, are
on sale at $2.00 apiece by Ruth Cran-
Members of the Girls' Glee club will
meet at Rentschler's at 10:00 o'clock
Saturday, January 9, for the annual
picture, instead of at the time previ-
* * *
The first odd-even basketball game
of the year between the 1915-'17 and
1916-'18 teams, will be played in Bar-
bour gymnasium at 4:50 o'clock this
-* * *
Part of the regular gymnasium peri-
ods today and. on January' 6 will be
given over to lectures on hygiene by
Miss Evans. Everyone taking required
work is required to be present on both
Omega Phi meets at 4:30 o'clock to-
day at the Gamma Phi house.
** * *
The Women's League suggests that
university women take homeone or
more garments for Belgian relief over
Christmas vacation. Call the Church
of Christ, or Miss Mildred Seyster,
1073-W, and the garments, already cut,
will be delivered.
DECEMBER ALUMNUS CONTAINS
REVIEW OF GRIDIRON SEASON
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Containing a review of the
Michigan football season, and featuring
Appointments to Union committees
IPRICE & ROWE
"The Popaxlar Play+"
will be the only consolations for the
crew which is left over.
Now it is that southerners sit over
steam pipes and tell about the sun-
kissed Dixie land.
It is questionable whether that
moustache willsurvive the home-town
staff of critics.
Someone suggests turning on foun-
tain pen ink in that fountain on the
The wise student will spend the first
and last night, anyway, with the fami-
The Union's Christmas present is
the Spotlight Vaudeville show tonight.,
Sour grapes are hanging high these
On past Harvard.
cuts of the Michigan smoker at the
Copley-Plaza hotel In Boston, andtof
the Michigan stadium just before the
start of the Pennsylvania game, the
December issue of the Michigan Alum-
nus was sent out from the press yes-
terday. The football article contain-
ed several cuts of the Cornell game,
and the season is reviewed in detail.
The faculty salary advance and the
Michigan-Albion co-operation' plans
are discussed in the editorial columns.
The meeting of the alumni secretaries,
recentlyheld at Columbia University, is
discussed, and its importance, in the
eyes of the American universities, is
shown both by the number of univer-
sities attending, and by the spirit
shown in the work.
The Alumnus contains the constitu-
tion of the newly formed Association
of Class Secretaries, which drew up
its constitution the night of the Penn
game. The object of the organization
is to promote the interests of the uni-
versity among the alumni, and annual
meetings will be held in Ann Arbor
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-Dean Karl E. Guthe, of the graduate
department, will leave December 27
for Philadelphia, where he will at-
tend a convention of the American
Association for the Advancement of
Science, to be held from December
28 to December 31.
-Librarian Theodore W. Koch will
spend a part of the holidays in Chi-
cago, attending the meeting of the
executive board of the American Li-
brary association. While in Chicago,
he will give an address before the
annual meeting of the American Bib-
-As many as 50 men have been in the
boxing classes which have been held
in Waterman gym under the direction
of 0. S. Westerman, this number tak-
ing up:the entire time of the instruc-
tor, but with the graduation of about
half of this class, those who have not
been able to arrange hours will now
be able to do so.
-Fred Bolton, 'iE, who is confined
to the university hospital with an
attack of appendicitis, is reported by
hospital physicians who are attending
him to be improving.
-Mr. J. J. Cox, of the engineering de-
partment, is in Chicago, attending the
convention of the, American Road
Builders' association, which is being
held this week. Mr. Cox prepared and
is conducting the exhibit of the univer-
sity at the meeting.
-Young ladies of the Baptist Guild
are preparing an entertainment, in
the nature of a campus burlesque, to
be given in the parlors of the Baptist
church at 8:00 o'clock Thursday even-
ing. Everyone is invited.
-Prof. F. N. Scott, of the rhetoric de.
partment, will go to New York city
during the holidays, where he will
attend a meeting of the Modern Lan-
guage association, and the meeting of
the Association of Teachers of Jour-
nalism. The conventions will be held
at Columbia University.
-Uniersity hospital authorities re-
ported yesterday, that R. M. Allan, '17,
and D. C. McIntyre, '17, who are suf-
fering from diphtheria, were improv-
-There will be no meeting of health
service representatives before Christ-
mas vacation, because of the shorten-
ing of the time before vacation. The
next meeting will probably be held
shortly after college reopens in Janu-
-Dr. Victor C. Vaughan was in o-
lunbus, 0., yesterday, where he. deliv-
ered an address before the Ohio State
-Dr. C. W. Edmunds, Dr. W. P. Lom-
bard and Dr. G. C. Huber, all of the
medical department, will go to St.
Louis, Mo., December 28, to attend
the meetings of the American Physio-
logical society and the American Ana-
omical society, held in connection with
the Washington University medical
college of that city.
-Harold Schradzhi, '15L, and Prof.
H. C. Sadler spoke to the soph engi-
neers at their dinner last night at the
Michigan Union. Prof. H. G. Rasch-
bacher, who was to have spoken, was
unable to appear on account of ill-
ness. Music by the class orchestra
and a string quintet were other numn-
bers on the program.
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