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"Many years ago a German by the
name of Pfeiffer knew of the influenza
bacillus and was able to distinguish
it from others," said Dr. Hugh Cabot,
professor of surgery in the Medical
school, when consulted regarding the
supposedly- modern influenza epidem-
ic. "At that time," he continued, "a
severe season of the disease had never
been known; however, the bacillus
was beleived by most patheologists to'
be the direct cause of what is known
as influenza. By the way, the word
'influenza', comes from the Spanish
'influence' and was at one time beleiv-
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ed to be a disease caused by the 'in-
fluence' or act of God.
Caused by Mixture
"Nevertheless," continued Dr. Ca-
bot, "the recent severe epidemics have
not been caused solely by this germ.
A strepto-cacus bacillus has become
mixed with the influenza germ and
together they form a most deadly dis-
ease. It has been proven, however,
that the strepto-cacus germ was the
real cause of most of the fatalities.
It is interesting to note that small pox
is also' a mixed infection containing
the strepto-cacus bacillus."
No V ccIne Effective
Dr. Cabot is convinced that no ser-
um or vaccine yet discovered is ef-
fective as a preventative of the flu.
He went on to say, "In 1889 there
was an epidemic of the disease
throughout the country. It is true that
it was not as severe as the recent
ones, yet at that time there were no
camps as there were last year and
it is through the close assoication of
the thousands of people, in these
camps that greatly increased the
spread of the dangerous flu.
"This year is by no means as bad
as last. Next year we may expect
even fewer influenza cases, but there
are bound to be some every year.
Science has yet to find a real prevent-
ative other than to urge people to use
their own common sense."
Contracted Through Contact
When asked about his opinion of
the idea that newspapers tend to
spread the dAsease by publicity, thus
making' the 'people afraid, Dr. Cabot
said: "I believe there is no founda-
tion to this belief. People are not
susceptible to disease through the
mind, but chiefly through contact with
others. As I said before, it is not
likely that there will ever be another
epidemic "smilar to last' year. for
the conditions will neverbe asfavor-
able as thiey were.
"As the influenza will gradually
dwindle as the years go by, people
will forget that there ever was such
a thing. The beginning of influenza
dates way back to the middle ages,
though most people seem to have the
idea that it is a modern disease.
Sometimes I almost wish that the
old Spanish idea, that influenza was
an act of God, was true."
k1o1CIGAN ALUMNUS PROMOTED
TO H1,111 RESEARCH POSITIOK
Mr. R. P. Jackson, '02, has recently
been promoted to the position of man-
ager of the material and process -eng-
ineering department of the Westing-
house Electric and Manufacturing
company. Mr. Jackson entered the
employ of the company immediately
after graduation from the University.
After completing the training work
he devoted his attention to controllers
and later was transferred to the re-
search department as general insula-
tion engineer. Mr. Jackson is now in
charge of the research work as ap-
plied to processes, moulded materials,
insulation and the investigation of
chemical and physical phenomena.
AERO CLUB WILL CONSIDER
ORGANIZATION NOW HAS EIGHT
CITIES ON LIST; MORE
The Varsity Glee and Mandolin club
will in all probability make its pro-
posed trip to California during spring
vacation, according .to a statement of
the manager, made yesterday.
Special permission has been secur-
ed from the University Senate for the
club to remain away from school for
four school days of the week following
spring vacation, so the trip will be
of 16 days' duration. This permission
applies to the 40 picked men who
will be taken to the coast.
Favorable replies and financial
guarantees have been secured from
several cities already, and daily in-
quires are being received at the of-
fice. Those cities now on the list are:
South Bend, Ind., Wichita and Topeka,
Kans., El Paso, Tex., Phoenix, Ariz.,
Los Angeles and Berkeley, Calif., and
Cheyenne, Wy. It is expected that
Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, Omaha,
T1,e Port Huron concert
Feb. 20, showed the club to
best condition yet known, an
few new selections ,andc
practice, the club will be f
pared for the coast trip, 'sa
The new eligibility list is
to change the entire personn
what, and there will be sever
es as well on the list of i
A number will be added to
CREOLE PRALINES at Tic
Store. 117 S. Main St.-Adv
Brief Cases, Music I
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At Social functions of any
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THE TWO LEADING COMEDIANS
AND SOME OF THE GIRLS IN
"CHIN CHIN," TO BE GIVEN AT
THIE WHITNEY THEATER, SAT-
Your Guests Will Lnjoy It.
W HIT EYT HE AT RE
WTONE NIHT ONLY SAT. FE
NEW SCENERY NEW
BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER
5' £am .ilIn IU.m ,. aat.ct 4mi a U UZAU m ..
In Chin Chin," coming tomorrow
evening to the Whitney, Walter Wills
and Roy Binder, who play the twfo
Chinese comedy parts are assisted by
,the biggest musical comedy aggrega-1
tion on the road today. "Chin Chin's"
plot is so arranged that ample oppor-1
tunities are offered for many vaude-
The story revovles around a miss-"
ing wishing lamp, sought atany cost'
by a rich American heiress. In her
search she meets two merry coolies'
who cause many nonsensical and
amusing situations. These two gentle-
men give a diversity of entertainment,
laying aside their oriental garnishings
and> appearing in burlesque of circus
bare bac)t riding.
, ,. ..isyu 'u tYU utre ar. musit=a t ups
With .WALTER WILLS a
ORIGINAL NEW YORK GLOBE
Two years in N. Y. City
WITH ITS WEALTH OF NOVEL EFFECTS AND WON
SCENES, INCLUDING THE FLIGHT OF THE PAGC
Caravans of Pretty Girls-Company of 70-Tingling-Jinglli
- And the Famous -
TOM BROWN'S CLOWN SAXOPHONE BAND
and I shall endeavor
ng collection of dare-
ver moved a crowd to
Two hundred, ninety three thousand CONSTITUTION AT MEETING
is what.is costs to educate the son of
the millionaire soap manufacturer in Consideration of the constitution
"It Pays to Advertise," Bryant Wash-. draftd by the constitutional commit-
burn's latest release. After his .son tee, appointed at the last meeting of
has graduated, the soap magnate de- the Aeronautical society, will be the
cides to make this costly education chief business at a club meeting to
pay for itself'and tries to set his off- be held at 7:30 o'clock next Tuesday
spring to work in his factory. evening on the third floor of the
The factory work does not appeal to Union.
the son wh"se intelligence has been Organization of the society will be
trained over a quarter a million dol- completed at that time, and all men
lars' worth, and he refuses the patern- who have been army or navy aviators
al offer, declaring that his father has and those studying aeronautics in the
more money than they both can spend Engineering school are cordially in-
during their lives. Strategy being vited.
called for on the part of the captain
of the soap industry, he, promises his CERCLE FRANCAIS CHANGES
stenographer a sizeable bonus if she DATES FOR PLAY TRYOUTS
can persuade his son to work.
But the father loses every trick as
his son continues to refuse to work Cercle Francais has changed the
in the factory, marries thei steno- date of trflyouts for the annual play
arapher, sets up a soap industry of from Monday night to Tuesday night
his own, and forces the older man to at 7:30.
buy him out at a handsome price. The play to be given' this year is
entitled L'Ami Fritz, by Erckmann
Prices: 75c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00
SEATS NOW AT
of the ipanagement, I have evad-
od, in order that I may immortal-
f "13" soap----unlucky for dirt-
he soap that made me *all I am
istory npw ready to start ! Come
the band plays, the little lady will
ve to hurry if you want a seat!"
That an arbitrator and concilliator
in a domestip quarrel receives the full
quota of hardships that fall to every
neacemaker-is the experience of Owen
Moore as Patrick Murphy in "Soon-
er or Later."
Filled with good intentions Murphy'
tiles to help out his friend Robert
Ellis, whose wife has left him. In so
doing he stirs up the wrath of the
very persons whomhe is trying to as-
sist and becomes the target for shots
originally intended for others. But he
is compensated for his hard Unocks
when be annexes one of the feminine
S -i ~ - -A. hP.
Chatrian, and is the Alsatian dramdti-
zation concerning theadventures that
befall a bachelor. .
Anyone is eligible to try out for the
play. Voices especially are needed,
according to officers of Cercle Fran-
Two Firts in City of Minor Nature
Two fire alarms. were answered by
-the Ann Arbor Fire department yes-
terday; one at the home of Tom
French, corner of Oxford and Geddes
Avenue, the other at the home of- Mrs.
Downing,'321 North Thayer Street.
Both were of a minor nature.
So far this month 34 fires have been
recorded by the Fire department.
Numerous social functions of the near futu
will require Footwear apparel which is in kee
ing with the occasion.
THE ABOVE PUMP STYLE WE HAVE NOW IN
Dull French Kid Gold and Silver Cloth
French Pat Colt White Washable Kid
Black and White Satin
1. TRAOL NARK REL. U.S.PAr Of.
115 So. Main StL