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Head, Heart, Spirit; All These
Wake Burton An Ideal President

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kL, '21, OF

(By Chase S. Osborn)
(Editor's Note -- In reply to a re-
quest from The Daily Mr. Chase S. Os-
born, of Sault Ste. Marie, former Re-
gent of the University and an ex-gov-
ernor of Michigan, wrote the follow-
ing article concerning the choice of
Mr. Burton as president of. the Univer-
sity. Mr. Osborn has always taken
an active interest in the affairs of the
institution and its welfare, although
not directly connected with it at the
present time.)

Extras Arranged for Night of
Event and for Morning

Wanda T. Gillingham, '21, of Bay-
port, Michigan, and Roswell E. Dil-
lon, '21E, chairman of the Hop com-
mittee, will open the 1921 Hop to
be held at 9 -o'dlock Friday, Feb.
13, in Waterman gymnasium, to the
tune of "The Victors."
Stilax to Deck Rafters
More than 15,000 feet of green smi-
lax, which .has been ordered from
Florida, will' be used to form a can-
opy over the entire floor, hiding the
steel rafters which support the roof.
Intermingled with this mass of green
is to be interwoven Spanish )Uon in-
terspersed with artificial flowers.
Although the lights now in the gym-
nasium are to be used they will be
dropped so as to come below the can-
opy and will be draped with Spanish
moss In order to give a lantern ef-
feet. Suspended from the ceiling at
three different points will be Maize
and Blue airplanes circling above the
dancers during the entire evening.
To hssue Extras
The Daily will issue two Hop ex-
tras. The first edition will be dis-
tributed on the floor at 12 o'clock,
while the second, containing a picture
of the grand march, will be delivered
to the fraternities on Saturday morn-
ing. These extras will also be on
sale at all drug stores. I
Arrangements have been completed
by officials of the Varsity Glee and
Mandolin club for a concert to be giv-
en Saturday afternoon, Feb. 14, in
Hill auditorium. Contrary to previ-
ous reports the Comedy .club will not
present a performance that afternoon,
sanction baving been given by the J-
Hop committee to make this concert
the official campus entertainment of
the week end.
Alumni representatives from sever-
al large cities, representatives of the
faculty,oathletic representatives, and
representatives of the student body
will meet with the Board in Control
of Athletics at 1 o'clock today in the
Union to discuss Michigan's athletic
Efforts will be made to organize and
solidify the support of all factions in-
terested in insuring future success to
the Michigan sport program. Prob-
lems wil be freely discussed and an
attempt will be made to secure sugges-
tions and opinions from varied points
of view.
Faculty trwilight concerts will be
given by the University School. of
Music at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon,
Feb. 2, and also Feb. 8 at Hill audi-
The first concert will consist of or-
gan numbers by Mr. Earl Vincent
Moore and arias and songs by Mr.
James Hamilton, tenor, piano accom-
paniments to be played by Dorothy
Phebe Wines. ,
Community singing will conprise a
-large portion of the program at the
second concert. Familiar hymns and
patriotic songs will be sung under the
direction of Mr. Russell Carter, music
director of the public schools.

Wherever I have gone since the se-
lection of Marion LeRoy Burton as
president of the University of Michi-
gan I have heard only favorable and
Ability to Weigh, Value,,and Correlate
Vital Factors, Test of Train-

enthusiastic comment. the college
spirit had falleq to the dead levels of
just loyalty and good sportsmanship.
Already there ,is sparkle and color
and genuine ebulliency.
Endowed for Position
Because it is taken for granted that
President Burton possesses all of
the endowments to make the best uni-
versity president In America. This
means that the University of Michigan
will become again the best university
in the world. Why state it in half
The new president: ideal age, 45;
born in the West he has the life and
view point and strength of our mid-
empire. The East has given him just
enough polish and aestheticism to
whet his culture without giving it
that thin and fragile edge that nicks
on solid impacts. Heaven endowed, him
with a superior intellect and he has
worked and given it a development
and training that makes for a perfect
balance between rationalism and un-
erring instinct.
A Congregational Minister
To accocpany his head God gave
President Burton a heart and in that
heart dwells a spirit. These have
manifested themselves .in wholesome
religious directions. He is a Congre-
gational minster - a sort of high
brow Presbyterian. There can be no
earnest ministry without deep-seated
Will Impart Self
President Burton will bring to Mich-
igan character, courage, vigor, intel-
lect, heart, spirit and humanity. He
will impart these to every student.
That is education.
(Continued on Page Nine)
MICHI6AN '23-13
Fast Aggie Defense Holds Michigan
Forwards to Three Field


An. 'ial Athletic Board Report to
.. 'mate Takes Up Discussion
of Athletic Situation
Extracts . from the report .of the
Board in Control of Athletics, submit-
ted by the chairman, Prof. R. W. Aigi
ler, to the University Senate on Mon-
day, Jan. 28, and since adopted by that
body., are given below.


Suspension of publicatign of
The Daily will take place with
this issue, until Feb. 17, the
opening of the second semester,
,because of examinations.


Danger to Atbleties

(By Evans Holbrook)
About two-thirds of each class
which enters the Law school come
from the College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts and have had, be-
fore entering the Law school, either
two or three or four years of work
in the college. The L w school's In-
terest inand dependence upon the
work of the college is therefore im-
mediate and obvious.
Prerequisites Few
It must be admitted that the work
of the Law school is not based upon
prerequisite technical courses to the,
same extent as in the case of the med-
ical or engineering student; with the
exception of certain courses in history
and political science no particular
,courses' are necessary' to the carrying
on of the study of law to the same de-
gree that chemistry and biology are
necessary to the study of medicine, or
physics and mathematics to the study
of engineering.
On the other hand the wort of the
lawyer covers every field of human
conduct and there is practically no
form of human endeavor which may.,
not result in a situation calling for
the judicial determination of a con-
troversy in which lawyers must assist
the ourt in making a just decision.
Scope of Interest Wide
This tremendously wide scope of in-
terest and activity imposed on the.
profession reflects in several ways
upon the problem of prelegal study:
it makes practically impossible a com-
pletely adequate preparation because

Fast floor work, and clever basvt
shooting in the last period featured
the M. A. C. win from Michigan, Fri-
day night, 23 to 13. The first half
was a close fight, ending with t he
Aggies hanging to the slight margin*
of * six to five score.
X. A. C. Scores Frequently -
1i the second half Heasley and Gil-
key opened fire and between threw
five field counters and the same num-
ber of foul goals. Personal fouls fea-
tured the entire gace, the Aggies be-
ing guilty of 13 and Michigan 9.
Varsity Misses Shots
Michigan had numerous shots at the
basket,; but inade only three of them
good. Weiss and Dunne' did not have
the basket eye and lost several points.
The Farmers guarded closely and cov-
ered the ball well.f

Increased Pressure
Athletes Cited

on High S(
as Future

The books and accounts of the Ath-
letic association have been audited by
Mr. Walter V. Gurd of Detroit, pub-
lic accountant. The following are the
receipts and disbursements for the
year: Receipts were $55,171.66. Dis-
bursements were $51,725.84.
The work of the association was
conducted during the year at a con-
siderable financial loss. War condi-
tions cut down. receipts from student
fees and from football games very ma-
terially. Another factor which held
down receipts was the epidemic of in-
-fluenza with the resuting quai'ntine
during the football season of 118.
Balance on Hand
During the past summer it was nec-
essary to borrow1$4,000 so that at the
opening of the college in Septenber
the indebtedness of the association
was about $42,000. Income from stu-
dent fees and from the 'football sea-
son has enabled the association to pay
off all of this indebtedness and leave
a balance on hand at the present time,
of approximately $20,000. 1[ost, if not
all, of this sum will be needed for car-
rying on the activities of the associa-
tion during the rest of the year.
While the financial condition of the
association has improved very mate-
rially in the last few months, there' is
no large sum of money lying loose for
which we are anxiously seeking a;
means of outlet, despite the ratherI
prevlent opinion to the contrary.
Construion Work Impracticable1
Pressure for accommodations. in the
stands at the larger football games is3
becoming so great that consideration
has been given to the matter of con-;
struction of a further unit of the con-3
crete stadium. With expens of build-i
ing so high it is the judgment >f thet
Board that the commencement of sch
building operation should be postpon-.l
ed not only until the cost of labor and
materials have come to a lower level
but also until the Board is in better
shape financially to undertake such aI
large project.1'g
Profit for the season was $47,140.41.I
Where Does Blame Rest?. L
Probably nothing has been talkedd
about more among Michigan studentsa
and alumni during the past fewf
months than, What is the matter witht
Michigan athletics? The failure of theg
football team in the season justt
passed to win more than one of itsc
Conference games has led to this dis-n
cussion. The question should not be,
What is the matter with Michigan ath-o
letics? but, What is the matter with e
football at Michigan? In truth, this:
Inquiry should be limited still further: .
What was the matter with football atc
Michigan during the fall of 1919? t
When the question is thus correctly c
stated it loses much of its impor- i
tance. To. be sure, if the difficulties of I
the season just, past have been due h
to mistakes in policy or administra-.
tion, remedies should be found'
Many of the conference- teams weres
very fortunate this fall in having a 1
great many brilliant players return b
from service. Michigan was not so
fortunate, and the truth is that we

Students Responsible
For the so-called disaster, every-
body has been blaned from the rub-
ber to the president of the University.
The coaches and the trainer 4aye re-
ceived their ,hare of comment. The,
last time there was such a general in-
quiry into the reason for the failure
of the football team to win games it
was thought should have been won,
co-education was blamed. This ,time
the women seem to have escaped.,
While tliere \may have been many
shortcomings, it is believed that fun-
damentally the difficulty is to be found
in the attitude of the student body
from which the athletic teams must be-
made up. When the most desperate
efforts to interest the students succeed
in getting out on to the field only 34
men eligible for intercollegiate ath-
letics, successful teams cannot be rea-
sonably expected.-.
Changed Attitude Necessary
Michigan men must rid themselves
of the notion that Michigan teams'
must win all the time. There are five
other members of the Conference
which have approximately as large at-
tendance as has Michigan.' It is irea-
sonable to- suppose that .they 'have
among their student bodies men of
the same average virility as we have
'and there is no doubt but what they
'think as do we with reference to 'our
coach, that their coaches are the equal,
of all and the superior of many. It
is reasonable to suppose that in fair
contests of skill between Michigan an&
those institutions they will win their
share. "'

there is not time to spend on such
preparatory course: it necessitates a
'pretty drastic selective process: it
moreover requires that the student
acquire from his prelegal as well as
from his legal studies the ability to
weigh and value and correlate the
vital factors in any problem which
confronts him.
This latter is the crucial test, from
the point of view of the Law school,
of work of the college inpreparing
studex~s for the study of law. The
,content of particular courses (with a
few exceptions hinted at above) is
less important than the training re-
ceived by the student. If the course
-is one which constatly. requires the
exercise of the student's powers of ob-
servation, comparison and discrimina-
tion, it will be good preparation for
the study of law, whether the subject
matter be history or philosophy or
sciepce or art.
E xercise of Powers Necessary
The important matter is that this
exercise of the student's powers must.
not only be possible but necessary;
if a student can meet the require-
ments of a course by a process of
(Continued on Page Ten)

to college is not easy to state in ge:
eral terms. That it is no more im
proper to call to the attention of
young man the advantages athletica
ly of a- certain college than it is
point out the high standing of" i
academic work, the excellence of i
engineering college, its medical or la
school would seem obvious.
" It is equally clear, on the othe
hand, that it is not right to induc
any young man to attend by promise
of material returns or special favoi
not shared by students generally. Be
tween these two extremes there ma
arise a variety of situations. Man;
alumni with money and generosit
like to help deserving young men I
college educations. When such a
alumnus helps, athletes and non-ath
letes indiscriminately, certainly tli
'niost squeamish cannot find fault.:Atl
letic ability on the part of the pros
pective beneficiary should not in fail
ness make him ineligible for such gen
Education Must Control
It is believed the line must t
drawn on some .such basis as this': I
the young man being sent to colleg
to take part in athletics, or for tb
advantages of a college education? I
the latter, it cannot be a basis for ob
jection that his benefactor was at
tracted to him by his athletic ability
It all comes down to the basic propc
sition that college athletics after ali i
not the dog but only the tail. The 'lat
ter may be important but it must no
wag the former.
Despite the efforts which hav9 bee
made in the past to get theyoung me
of the University , to participate i
some form of outdoor athletics it ha
never been possible to get out durin
any one year more than about 35 pe
cent of the young men of the Univer
sity. Much of the criticism of inter
collegiate athletics has been on th
ground that too much time and mone
is spent upon the few who need phy
sical development least. Next to thos
who take part in intercollegiate ath
letics, the 35 per cent who have volun
tarily come out for some form of out
door athletics have needed physica
development probably less than an:
one else in the University. The prob
lem is to get out the other 65 per cen
who more than any others need thi

Rules Approved
Since 1905-06 athletic matters have
in the main been wisely administered
and eligibility rules have prevented
abuses. Among those who have been
most intimately connected with inter-
collegiate athletics over the country
generally, there can hardly be found
one who does not approve most heart-
ily .of the freshman rule, the three
year rule and rules requiring rea-
sonable attainments in scholarship. it
is rather surprising to find the sen-
timent expressed by some members of
the University that any one who is a
regularly enrolled student should be
permitted to compete so long as he
remains such student. -
Foresee Danger
In the increasing pressure that Is
being brought to bear by universities
generally upon likely high school ath+
letes to attend this, that or some other
university is probably the most likely
danger for the future of intercollegi-
ate athlietics. The prevalent bidding
for athletes has developed an expecta-
tion on the part of these men that they
shall have special indulgences. All
too many expect to get something for
coming to the University and it does
not stop there.
There is a constantly growing spirit
of expectation of special favors, and
even material rewards for competi
tion. It is not so many years ago that
the award of the college' letter was
considered -a sufficient goal for which
to strive through the entire college
course. All too ,many now\geem t
feel, figuratively speaking, that the
letter ought to be' awarded to them be-
fore they come out, along with sweat-
ers, caps, blankets, coats, and so"
forth. This of course is said without
special reference to conditions at
Michigan; the condition is not local,
but general.
How- Far to GoT
Just how far it is proper to go in
persuading prospective athletes to go

Ask Compulsory Training
In the last annual report referer
was made to the possibility of ma
ing participation in "physical exerc
or athletics tompulsory. Some dou
was then expressed whether compu
sion would be advisable in this conne

Peare, at running guard, and Wil-
son, at the standing position, looked
the best- for Michigan and cut down
several points. After the two were
taken out of the game the Farmers
had an easier time scoring.
The lineup:
Michigan . M. A.C.
Weiss, Gervirtz, L.F..........Gilkey
Cook Higbie
Rychener .......R.F.'..Heasley, Palm
Dunne.. .. .....C...........Foster
Peare, Rea . . ... .]L.G..........Hammes
Garrett, apt.
Wilson, Smith ..R.G. ........Kuntz
Summary, baskets, Heasley 3, Gil-
key 4, Kurtz, Foster; Rychener 2,
Dunne. Fouls, 3-7, Higbie 2-3, Fos-
ter 0-1, Kurtz, 0-2; Weiss, 2-6, 3-5,
Rea 2-5. Referee, Dotterrer. Umpire,


The Athletic board has
(Continued on Page Ten)



t The customary 10 days which
is yearly jllowed for those sen
iors who have neglected to have
their pictures taken for the
Michiganensian during the al-
loted time, commences Feb. 1
and ends Tuesday, Feb.'10. No
senior pictures will be accept-
ed after this deadline, and in ac-
cordance with publication rul-
ings a small extra' charge is
made for all sittings during this
probation :period;

were outclassed.

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let Limited to


By Request of the Hop Committee

The Glee and Mandolin Club

Saturday, Feb.14
.2 o'clock
Hill Auditorium
60 Picked Trip Men

Will Present a Special Ji Hop Conoert


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