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Cincinnati, Ohio, March 18, 1915.
I have no doubt that the
money necessary to erect,
equip and maintain the Mich-
igan Union building will be sub-
scribed by the alumni and
friends of the university. When
the facts are laid before them
they will realize the immense
importance of the project to the
university and will be impressed
with the thorough 'and business-
like manner in which provision
has been made for safeguarding
the fund, for erecting the build-


" ' e ing and equipping it at a ,mini- *
es decid- * mum cost under the direction of *
work to * an experienced building com- *
mer and * mittee, and for managing the in- *
* stitution *
Lawrence Maxwell, '74.
ding the * -
e 40,000 * * * * * * * * * * * *
is scat-
western where such a thing is possible. So
the importance of the general educa-
tub oftional campaign cannot be overesti-
mber of mated, nor will it be overlooked, and
y issued, everything will be done to present
0s essen- the matter clearly and adequately so
that when the time comes for the
n Union campaign, everyone will be familiar
te street, with the project and eager and ready
ct which to help in whatever way their means
r of all will permit.
o years Great Committee System Effected,
n, when In the meantime, a great system of
nEvery- committee organization will be car-
ase was ried on in those localities which were
not organized in the summer of 1914.
d. The Still believing in the personal element,
ition in the general committee members are
an man, organizing solicitation committees in
ssential every section of the country. These
lbelieve- local committees in turn will per-
0 years sonally wait upon the alumni when the
ience is time comes, in behalf of the building
because fund which it is hoped will total $1,-
lent and 000,000 when the campaign is com-
to itself pleted. These local committees will
ects and be grouped in districts, the country
having been divided in eight sections.
ve been Each section will be in charge of a
9E, and young alumnus who in his undergrad-
s' study uate days was prominent in the work
se plans of the Union. These men will estab-
mission lish headquarters in their district
. in the where they will remain until the close
kmerica, of the campaign. From these sub-
of the centers the work of organization will
rk; Mr. procetd, the entire country being con-
* of the trolled from Ann Arbor.
nt, and The state of Michigan, containing
ervising the most Michigan men, will require
more attention and organization than
alumni the other districts. Three men will be
who are in charge of this territory: J. Griffith
idea, its Hays, '11, Edward W. Haislip, '14L,
I whose and Leland S. Bisbee,.'13-'15L. Sel-
a move- den S. Dickinson, '13-'15L, former
ed next Union president, will be in charge of
et on to the New York district, with headquar-
ituatlon ters, in New York City. From there
he gen- will be controlled New York state,
bending Philadelphia and Scranton, Pa., Wash-
organ- ington, D. C., Boston, Mass., and Mon-
cational treal and Ottawa, Canada. The Cleve-
land district, in charge of K. S. Bax-
not be ter, '15E, will take in the state of Ohio,
r funds. Erie, Johnstown and Pittsburgh, Pa.,
he mes- and Wheeling and Charleston, W. Va.
sonally A large section of the country will be
nd for- controlled from Indianapolis. From
hat the here the work of organization, under
carried P. Duffy Koontz, '14-'17L, president
nal ap- of the Union for 1915, will be carried
under- through central and southern' Indiana,
a more Danville, Decatur, Springfield and
will be Champaign, ,Ill., Louisville, Ky., Nash-
me way, ville, Knoxville and Chattanooga,
hysical Tenn., Birmingham, Ala., Atlanta, Ga.,
y'every and Jacksonville, Fla. Northern Illi-
[ye and nois, northern Indiana, Milwaukee,
der the Madison and Oshkosh, Wis., will be
es mi02 handled by Harry G. Gault, '15, from
eay midChicago. The Minneapolis district will
day of comprise St. Paul, Duluth, South Da-
dazines, kota, North Dakota and the northern
td news
&papers peninsula of Michigan. This district
ato the will be in charge of Chester H. Lang,
lets. '15.
. . A nnh or.-vf at t o .tn'rvrwillia

Deanl Bates, Campaign Chairman, Asks
for Graduate Support of Union.
Building Proiect
"Plans are now complete for the
demonstration by Michigan alumni of
their loyalty to and interest in their
alma mater," writes Dean H. M. Bates,
chairman of the campaign committee.
"Michigan has never before called
upon all of her former students to
help her in any great movement for
the benefit of the entire university.
"It has required some movement
like the Union's to afford this oppor-
tunity, but now the time and the op-
portunity are at hand, when Michigan
men may put their shoulders to the
wheel and carry through a project
which President-Emeritus James B.
Angell, President Harry B. Hutchins,
the board of regents, the senate coun-
cil and the Alumni association have
all declared to be the most urgent,
the most helpful and the most import-
ant possible addition to the life and
usefulness of our university.
"There have been many evidences
during recent years of a rising tide of
interest in our university and all that
it stands for. Individual alumni have
made handsome gifts of considerable
value, but never before has there been

sociations to their institutions. Are
we wanting in equal loyalty to our
own institution? Are recent expres-
sions of interest and of a desire to help
mere rhetorical or sentimental flour-
ishes? There seems sound reason for
believing that Michigan alumni, given
the opportunity, will prove themselves
in proportion to their means as loyal
as are the sons and daughters of other
colleges and universities to their in-
"The time is ripe now to press our
campaign for funds for a new Union
building. The country is rapidly re-


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Bay City, Mich., March 24, 1915.
It seems to me that the last
word has been said on the Union
plan which has been thoroughly
discussed and is well under-
stood. We should now go to it.
Alumni in this locality are on
the mark waiting for the word.
James E. Duffy, '90-'92L




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funds or subscription will be begun
simultaneously throughout the country
and, every alumnus will be asked to
contribute to, the cause. Every pre-
caution has been taken to safeguard
these funds in every way and to insure,

covering from the financial depression
which caused us to postpone the cam-
paign planned for last fall. Despite
some disturbance in business affairs,
the country was never sounder finan-
cially in all essentials than it is today,
Our extraordinary export trade has
brought and will continue to bring
millions of dollars to this country. In
the university we have had a long
period of growth in numbers of stu-
dents and in richness of opportunity,
but this has not been: accompanied by
a corresponding increase in our ma-
terial equipment. Now is the time
to make up this deficiency.
Campaign Plans Matured.
"Plans for the campaign have been
carefully matured. It will be con-
ducted by a committee raised by a con-
ference of the regents, alumni and
members of the Union. The actual
direction of the details of the campaign
will be in the hands of Homer L.,
Heath, '07, working in conjunction
with this committee. Committees of
alumni have been appointed in every
important alumni center throughout
the country. Graduates of the univer-
sity will visit every center during the
coming summer to explain the needs
of the Union and to assist the local
committees in raising funds. Through
The Alumnus and Campus News Notes
committeemen have been kept inform-
ed as to the progress of matters at
Ann Arbor. A great mass meeting for
alumni will be held at commencement
"During the summer, other details
of organization will be planned and
set in motion throughout the country
and indeed throughout the world
wherever alumni are. And in the fall,
the, work of the actual solicitation of


of New

Plans for the
Unioi clubhouse,
interior, drawn by
'79E, of the firm c
Chicago, were rec
the campaign cor
exception of a few
gested, the plans
the committee.
Extracts from
planation follow:
The exterior is
may be characteri2
tion of the English
walls will be of bx
on a stone baseme
ing a "texture" sur
the visible roofs w
On the first floor
and the lounge, bc

to subscribers that their gifts will be
safely cared for in the hands of offi-
cials responsible to the university.
The fidelity of any person who may
handle any of the funds is assured not
only by careful inspection of his rec-
ord but by bond given for the faithful
performance of his duties.
"Will you do your share to help push
forward this important movement in
our great university life? Will you
help show that Michigan alumni are
as loyal, as appreciative, as grateful
and as helpful as the alumni of any
other institution? Will you join us
in carrying to completion a cause
which our beloved ex-president and
.President Hutchins, all of the officers
and official bodies of the university
have assured you is the greatest cause
which has ever been presented to
Michigan alumni? We confidently ex-
pect you to answer all these questions
in the affirmative. Let us make life
better for the students, richer and
better worth living. Let us'create a
great center for the many and diversi-
fied activities of our cosmopolitan life.
Let us build an adequate home for re-
turning alumni; let us build a great
memorial to Dr. Angell and let us
make it possible for him to enjoy this
demonstration of Michigan's greatness
and of her appreciation of him."
Many Bodies Endorse Union Campaign
Campaigning for the Union building
fund has been endorsed by the univer-
sity board of regents, the senate coun-
cil and the Alumni association.

tories, the mal
dining room, ft
and the kitche
On the secon
hall, 58 by 104
through three
dining rooms,
men's retiring
sions and two-
On the third
room (20 tab]
room, the gri
rooms and the
In'the base
offices, the swi
with the lock
the bowling al
room, the boil
chine rooms, ti

a project before us which would en-
able all Michigan men to contribute to
a cause in which all may take a per-
sonal interest and which every officer
and every official body of the univer-
sity has declared to be of the utmost
importance in enlarging the useful-
ness of the university and the enrich-
ing of its educational, social and moral
Other Institutions Get Aid.
"Will Michigan alumni show them1-
selves equal to the opportunity which
is before them, and will they demon-'
state that their loyalty to their alma
mater is as great as that of the alumni
of other . colleges and universities to
those institutions? Consider for a mo-
ment what has been done by the
alumni of Harvard, Yale, Princeton,
Cornell and Pennsylvania. It is safe
to say that there have been single
years when the alumni of Harvard
and Yale have given more to their re-
spective institutions than Michigan is
now asking of its alumni at the end of
more than 75 years of its existence to
give today. Friends, other than the
founder of the young University of
Chicago, have given year by year to
that institution more than we are ask-
ing of our 40,000 alumni as the tribute
of three quarters of a century to our
own university. Little Stevens Insti-
tute with about 2,000 alumni and only
a few hundred students, has recently
raised more than $1,300,000. Wellesley
College, with comparatively few alum-
nae, recently undertook to raise about
$1,000,000 and promptly over-sub-
scribed the amount by three-quarters
of a million or more, and it is about
to increase its gift from alumnae to
"Instances of this kind might be
multiplied. Every Michigan alumnus
is familiar with unificent gifts from
individual alumni and from alumni as-


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bring the nILU i 1.OIVU L Leii nury win I
campaign handled from Kansas City by Louis
g to the K. Ffiedman, '15. This district will
man-'in take in southern Illinois, Missouri,
will be western Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisi-
cenes of ana, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Ne-
brought braska, part of Iowa, Wyoming, New
then the Mexico and Colorado. The Seattle
den days district, in charge of E. H. Saier, '13-
ough the '15L, will take care of the west coast,
even in including Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
:udent of Montana, California, Nevada, Utah
rt of life and Arizona.
ago if it "With such a systematic organiza-
alumnus tion of the alumni," to quote the Mich-
ght back igan Alumnus, "and with the far
11 realize reaching publicity campaign now
better is planned, it is not expected to be a
Michigan difficult matter for the Union to suc-
will be ceed in its undertaking. Everything
1 be the else depends upon the loyalty, spirit
and how and interest of the Michigan men. In
hood de- the past this has been of the highest
order. It has carried Michigan to the
tion that front r'ank of great universities. But
and dis- it must not fail now. This movement

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home shines with expect-
ation for your returning.
What gift are you taking
to that eager brother and.the
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