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May 20, 1916 - Image 4

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Roy P. Henry's Clothes are like
o. Henry's Books
Interesting, Individual,
The college man who~seeks in-
dividuality and fashion in clothes
will get what he wants of--
Roy P. Henry, Arcade Tailor,

$2,877.13, while the total outlay was
CHICAGO ALUMNI LOS[ $2,901.24. In the outlay were
ed the expense of entertaining the
ON HI Opera troupe, the cost of renting the
Ot THISEAR'S OPERA Auditorium theater for the production,
postage and mailing expense, adver-
Small Deficit Is Result of Many Ac- tising outlay, and miscellaneous costs
tivities, According to Various reasons are given for the
Report fact that this year's Opera fell behind
financially, among them- being the
The Chicago Alumni association of large number of activities the Chicago
the University of Michigan suffered association has been engaged in, in-
a total deficit of $24.11 on its perform- cluding the Union campaign, addition-
ance of this year's opera, according al liabilities incurred through .news-
to figures just made public. paper advertising, and the extra ex-
Total receipts, gained both from the pense incurred by bringing the troupe
sale of tickets and the sale of program to Chicago. This last item alone
space to advertisers, amounted to amounted to about $150.

Creat Wolf Who Lived A oit 20,000i Years Ago
Stopping in his headlong lope across with the other creatures.
the hill, the great wolf turned his Several years ago, the owner of the
head to listen. The subdued moan- Rancho La Brea, while doing some
ing from the nearby valley that had excavating, struck this pit, which by
been troubling him all day had sud- that time had solidified into a solid
denly changed to a pandemonious asphaltine mass. Upon digging deep-
crescendo of howls and snarls and er he discovered a number of bones,
shrieks of a horde of perishing beasts. and thinking them to be of scientific
Sniffing the air for a moment as if de- importance, told the authorities of the
lighting in what he found there, he University of California of his discov-
turned, and ran with the speed of the ery. Investigations were immediately
cyclone toward the chaotic outbursts. begun, and the pit was found to con-
* * * * tain the bones of countless mammals,
Far back in Pleistocene times, al- carrion birds, and many remains of
most 20,000 years ago, on the site of prehistoric predacious animals. Since
what is now the Rancho La Brea, Cali- then scientific knowledge has been
fornia, there was a huge tar pit, form- greatly enhanced by the removal of
ed by seepage from the earth through countless bones. The movements of
cracks left when the great ice fields the tar have torn these skeletons asun-
passed over the country on their jour- der, and it is only on rare occasions
ney southward. This immense pit that they are found in complete form.
was covered with a light film of trans- Three years ago an expedition from
parent liquid, giving it the appear- the University of Texas, unearthed a
an:e of a pool of cool, deep water. great bone bed from which a great
When the big animal came to the number of remains of mammals and
edge of the pool he saw the cause reptiles of the Permean Age were ta-
of the disturbance. A herd of thirsty ken. By an agreement with the Uni-
elephants, parched with thirst, had versity of California many of these
been attracted by the cool depths, and have been exchanged for bones taken
plunging in, had been caught and held from the pit on the Rancho la Brea.
by the sticky, tenacious substance. A short time ago, the geology de-
There they were, struggling, shriek- partment received the bones of the
ing, and goring one another in a vain Canis Dirus, or Terrible Wolf. With
attempt to gain their freedom. The the aid of 20 gallons of gasoline, and
wolf, enraged and lusting for fresh, an infinite amount of painstaking labor,
warm blood, forgot caution, leaped to Mr. W. H. Buettner, prepartor of the
the shoulder of one of the fighting geology department, tias assembled the
brutes, and in the ensuing turmoil skeleton, which is now on exhibition
was dragged into the tar, and perished l on the second floor of the museum.

Final Glee and Mandolin Club Concert
of Year to Be Held
Here June 1
With Chase P. Sikes, '16, and Leroy
J. Scanlon, '16L, appearing before a
University of Michigan audience for
the last time, the Glee and Mandolin
clubs will give this year's final con-
cert on June 1 in Hill auditorium. The
program that the clubs used on their
trip to the Pacific coast will be given,
with the addition of several new of-
Chase Sikes will bid the campus
adieu with "Clan Alpine,' the war
song from "The Cross of Fire." Leroy
Scanlon will tinkle several selections
on the Steinway and throw in a few
voice accompaniments on the side.
Among th new offerings will be a
vaudeville sketch of incidents of the
western trip, featuring a robbery
which occurred in Montana when
thieves went through the train in
which were the sleeping musical
clubs and made away with six watches
and three pocketbooks.
The mandolin club sextet has re-
fused to play anything but ragtime
during the performance. Their syn-
copated music has been declared by
competent judges to be the best dance
music ever produced and they will
be allowed to give profuse demonstra-
tion of it at the June entertainment.
Lantern slides of 40 views photo-
graphed on the vacation trip have been
made and will be shown at the con-
Concrete Driveway to Be Bunt Be
tween Medical Building and
East. University Avenue
With the completion of the beauti-
fication work on the State street front
of the campus, and the construction
work on the new mall between the
Natural Science and Chemistry build-
ings, the plans of the department of
buildings and grounds for campus im-
provement this season have started.
A new concrete walk has already
been constructed along the East Uni-
versity side of the campus between the
surveying building and the new addi-
tion to Waterman gymnasium, and
some time during the early part of the
summer a driveway will be built be-
tween the Medical building vehicle
entrance and the avenue. Later when
the driveway has been curbed off grass
will be sown on the east side of the
The vacant place back of the Law
building and south of the Natural
Science building will not be improved


Wein berg s*
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Swimming Pool, proper in all
its arrangements.
A Midway that is a credit to
Ann Arbor.
Mirth - Midway-Museum-
Something for Everyone to Enjoy.
Open as long as you want to stay.


until the asphalt part of the diagonal
walk between the Law building and
the Economics building has been re-
placed with a concrete one. The new
wvalk probably will be built this sum-
fner, and improvement work on the
northwest part of the inner campus
will therefore be delayed until that
job is completed.
New stairways will be built in both
halls of the north wing of University
hall this summer. Four of the rooms
on the third and fourth floors in the
south end of the wing were recently
remodeled,.and it is probable that aft-
er the new stairways have been con-
structed the interior of the whole
structure will be repainted.
A number of bare spots on the cam-
pus have been graded and resown with
grass seed this spring, but on account
of the large amount of construction
work now in progress or to be started
this year a considerable part of the,
lawn has been left untouched.
According to an officer of the de-
partment of buildings and grounds,
less destruction to the campus lawn
has been done this year than for a
a number of years past. The im-
provement work, it was said, will
continue in proportion to the amount

of care which students and others use
in keeping off the grass, because a
large part of the amount of money
which the department has each year
for improvement purposes generally
goes for repairs, and little therefore
is left for beautification in' the way
of plants and shrubbery.
M. N. G. Encampment.August 3 to 12
The annual encampment of the
Michigan national guard will be at
Grayling, August 3 to 12, according to
the decision of the state military board
at a meeting Thursday at the Hotel
Statler, Detroit.
Equip your CANOE with a VIC-
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city. It will pay you to patronize
VICTROLAS, $15 and $25 for your
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