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an Attacks Dar "inian Theory LEE CLUB EADY
A eing False And Demoralizing RYrAA'q IAIA


Darwinian theory is a damn-

able and paralyzing influence," de-
clared Wiiliam Jennings Bryan in his
speech, "Getting Back to God," deliv-
ered Sunday noon at Hill auditorium.
Later he said, "If the Darwinian
theory is right, Christianity is wrong."
Bryan based his speech on first,
"Religion is the most practical thing
in the world and the basis upon which
morality is built," and "The Christian
life is the larger life." In developing

these two statements he spent most of
Tobacco, Rice, Sweet Potatoes, -Pears his time attacking Darwin and evolu-
Also Surpass All Former tion.
Annals "Don't Mix Family Trees"
"Some of you may trace your gen-
(By Associated Press) ealogy back to the chimpanzee, but
Washington, Nov. 8. - America don't mix your family tree with mine,"
farmers broke the production records he said. In justifying his statements
of five crops this year. Preliminary he contended that man started with
estimates of the output today by the God and worked down, instead of
eptmts of agriuture howyy tht starting with "stuff" and working up.
department of agriculture show that Hedcrd,"ha cmtoh
corn, tobacco, rice, sweet potatoes, He declared, "I have come to the
and pear crops surpassed in size conclusion that the Darwinian theory
thns ofanyrevsisurpas yearin ie not only has a paralyzing effect on
cots histoy.rioseChristianity, but that it is untrue."
country's history. Mr. Bryan characterized the two hypo-
Buckwheat Low theses of Darwinism and evolution as
In addition very large crops were masses of unproven theory which
grown, in some instances closely ap- would take more faith to believe than
proaching records of oats, barley, Christianity. He also emphasized the
rye, potatoes, apples, and hay. The fact that Nietzsche's writings are a
buckwheat production, however, has logical conclusion to those of Darwin,
stood since 1866, this year's crop be- and that' Nietzsche's advocacy of
ing more than 8,000,000 bushels un- frightfulness was simply a continu-
der. Final crop production figures ance of that conclusion.
will be announced next month. Introduced by Rev. Chapin
Corn, king of all crops, and of In introducing Mr. Bryan, the Rev.
whiclh the United States grows more Mr. Chapin said that while he did not
than 70 per cent of the world's output agree with the speaker on all politic-
reached the enormous figure of 3,199,-
126,000 bushels. This production isC
75,000,000 more than has ever been FACULTY FAVORSgr CHAeN
grcsin before. ___
Iowa Leads in Corn Senate Council Election Altered,
The value of this year's crop, based Library Committee Enlarged
on November prices, is estimated at
$2,792,837,000. Iowa's corn crop is The faculty, at its meeting yester-
the' largest of any state at 441,660,000 day, decided upon a rotation plan for
bushels. Illinois ranks second with the election of the two members to the
302,634,000 bushels, and Nebraska is Senate council and six members to
third with 250,298,000 bushels. the Library committee in place of the
five who have acted up to the pres-

al questions, "he always agreed with
him on religious and moral questions.
Referring to his audience, which
was apparently in sympathy with him,
by giving his statements frequent ap-
plause, the Commoner observed that
the assemblage on Saturday evening
was one of the largest and most en-
thusiastic that he had ever addressed,
but that the audience on Sunday was
even larger.
Mr. Bowen of the public schools of
Ann Arbor, led the audience in sing-
ing two hymns after which Robert
Dieterle gave a solo.
States to Freshman Class That They
Should Take it in Right

With $40,000 set ae their objective,
representatives of the 11 charitable
organizations of Ann Arbor will of-
ficially start their campaign for an
increased budget today,
Volunteer donations will be accept.
ed today and tomorrow at the city gas
ofihce, which is the present headquar-
ters of the committee In charge of the
gampaign. After Nov. 9, the drive will
be temporarily postponed until Nov.
10, when on that day and the day fol-
lowing, solicitors will make a house
to. house canvass of the entire city,
by means of which the committee
hopes to have secured the required
During the past week the organi-
zations conducted a pre-canvass cam-
paign with the purpose of arousing
the interest of town residents in the
give. Reports of this drive were
made last night at a meeting of the
soliciting teams, and will be announc-
ed some time this week.
On account of the nature of the
work in Lane hall and Newberry hall.
and the size of the, Ann Arbor Com-
munity budget, these two will not en-
ter the budget this year, but will
present their claims for financial sup-
port directly to the citizens of Ann
Arbor and to the members of the fac-
ulties at the time of the student can-
vass in January.
Mr. T. S. Evans in a circular letter
(Continued on Page Sid)

Terms Expire This Year
All terms expire this year, so elec-
tions will be started with a clean
slate. One member will be elected
to serve one year on the Senate
council, the other for two years. Each
year hereafter one newmember will
be elected to fill the vacancy of that
year. No person is to be eligible for
re-election within less than a year
after having been on the council.
On the Library committee, two
members will be elected each year to
serve for three year periods. There
must be at least one member from
each of the groups required for grad-
uation from the literary college.
State Eligibility Rules
These men will be eligible for re-
election to a second term but not a
third, and cannot serve again within
less than a year from the expiration
of the last term.
Formal adoption of this plan took
place at yesterday's meeting. The
elections will be by ballot and will be
held at the next session.
A number of complaints have
been received by the Student
council from, students who sent
in their yellow coupons for Chi-
cago game tickets before the
time limit set by the Athletic l
association, and had these cou-
pons returned.
All men who have complaints
to make in this regard should
submit their evidence to Stu-
dent council members who will
be at the Student council desk
Fin the student activities zoom,
f third floor of theUnion, between
F 1 and 3 o'clock this afternoon.

"You are the picked one per cent of
America," said President Burton in.
his talk to the freshman class Mon-
day afternoon in Hill auditorium.
The subject of his speech resolved
itself into the word "Criticism." He
said the freshman class had probably
by now secured the impression that
all the upperclassmen had to do was
to criticise. He then went on to dis-
prove the fact and finally showed by
a series of illustrations why "real"
criticism could be the best thing in
Serves as Check and Spur
"Criticism serves as a splendid so-
cial check, is a spur to efficiency, and
is one of the finest things in the
world," he stated. Pointing out that
we must not only criticise, but must
combine our minds to actually solve
the problem in hand, he cited a num-
ber of examples of seemingly minor,
things that need stressing. A
"Be the right kind of a critic," fin-
ished President Burton. "Get the
facts, get a full knowledge of the sub-
ject and then don't base your judg-
ment on trivialities. Be fair and just.
Be able to react properly to criticism
-to proceed to it, or to quietly ignore
it. Criticism must be love; get the
right attitude toward it. That word
plus friendliness means growth."
Nine Leaders Chosen
The chairman of the Student coun-
cil committee on under class conduct
opened the session with a short talk
on the intention of the committee.-
The men of the class elected nine
members to act as leaders during
the class games this Saturday. Harry
Kipke was chosen as captain. The
lieutenants are: Stephens, Briggs,
Stracke, Whitfield, Goldwater, Heil,
Birke, and Murane.
Tryouts for acts in the Spotlight
vaudeville are still wanted, accord-
ing to the committee in charge of the
entertainment. The program has not
as yet been arranged, although it is
stated that a number of good acts
have been secured.
At the present time there remains'
only three more weeks before the
vaudeville will be presented,,and it is
the hope of the men in charge to ob-
tain several mares short and "snap-
py" acts to make the piogram com-
plete. Those who have talent suit-
able to the vaudeville stage are ask-
ed to try out for the Spotlight, and
to see Mr. Shuter in his office, room
308 Union, any time from 3 to 4:30
o'clock throughout the week.

Arranges for Minstrel Show to Be
Given This Season in Whitney
To make the production of the Glee
and Manddlin club the best that it has
ever been, ad to place it in a class
with the Union opera, is the aim of
William Wheeler, director of the
singing of the club, E. Mortimer Shu-
ter, in charge of the production work,
Earl V. Moore director of the musi-
cal activities of the Union, and Fred-
erick R. Storrer, '21E, chairman of
the Union combined clubs committee.
Quite different from former years,
the program this year will feature a
minstrel show. "This will be a real
first class show," said Mr. Shuter yes-
terday, "and not the common minstrel
show as is usually understood by the
term." In order to give it the proper
stage settings and the artistic envi-
ronment necessary for such a per-
formance, permission has been asked
to use the Whitney theater.
Specialty Act Men Wanted
Soft shoe dancing, novelty acts,
duets, quartettes, and a saxophone
sextette, which will be a replica of
the famous Brown brothers, are some
of the promised attractions. Men who
can do this kind of work or act as
the proverbially funny end men, are
asked to see Mr. Shuter at once in
room 308 of the Union. Book writers
who can compose dialogue for the
show are also wanted. The Glee club
has been selected, but men are needed
for the specialty acts and the writing
of the dialogue.
"On the whole, the voices of those
who tried out this year are better
than I have ever had in this class of
work," Mr. Wheeler said yesterday.
OperaWork Not to Conflct
Work on the Glee club production
will not interfere with anyone taking
nart in the Union opera, officials say.
It is believed that the minstrel show
will be so goad - that permission has
already been asked to take a trip to
several cities in this state during the
Christmas vacation. High fares make
a longer trip prohibitive.
The first rehearsal will be held at
7:15 o'clock tonight in the reading
room on the second floor of the Union.
The following men, whose eligibil-
ity has been passed upon, are an-
nounced as the members of this year's
Glee club: First tenors: C. E. But-
ler, '22, B. G. Booth, '23, H. G. Whit-
comb, '21, E. M Stevens, '21E, H. P.
Wagner, '21, Kemp Keena, grad.,
Toseph Failing, '24M, G. . Planck,
'23. Colir McCormick, '22M, E. D.
Thskins. '23.
Second tenors: Howard Walser,
,2M, 0. C. Michelmann, '22, L. A.
Burns, '21. J. E. Johnson, '22. W. H.
Turner, '21M, A. F. Nissly, '21, Dan-
tel Van Woerkom, '23, L. F. Melland-
er, '22E, N. H. Swenson, '23E, Eugene
Potter, '23.
Ten First Basses
First basses: Robert McCandless,
'21M, Albert Schirmer, '22E, R. S.
Buol, '21M, Dudley Newton, '23E, E..
F. Perkins, '21, F. G. Davis, '21, Fred-
erick Roser, ,'21E, C. L. Mills, '23,
Ernest Scofeld, '23; P. J. Beatty, '221.
Second basses: Thomas Under-
wood, '22, Lloyd Kemp, '22M, Thomas
E. Dewey, '23, F. H. McPike, '23, H.
E. Belles, H. D. Reed, '22, R. D. Smith,
'21E, A. M. Holmes, '211E, W. G. Bet-
tens. Rudolph Habermann.
Shrubs to Decorate Front of Library

Yew and evergreen shrubs are be-
ing planted in front of the Library
this week. The building and grounds
department intends to complete the
plan of completely surrounding that
building with this type of ornament.

Oldest Employee
In U. Of f. Dies
Michael Condon, oldest employe of
the University, died Sunday afternoon
at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary
A. Hayler, 412 N. Thayer street. He
was 77 years of age and had been in
the service of the University for 62
Condon was born in New York city
in 1843, and lived in Ann Arbor more
than 70 years. He began working in
1858 as errand boy for Dr. Tappan,
first president of the University. He
helped to erect the old chemistry
building in 1868, and was first dis-
pensing assistant in the laboratories
from 1875 until he was pensioned in
After that time he was given keys
to the building, but his visits became
less and less frequent, and for sev-
eral months before his death he was
confined to his bed. He is survived
only by his sister.
In the second concert of its series
to be given tonight in Pattengill au-
ditorium, the Matinee Musicale is giv-
ing Ann Arbor an opportunity to hear
Mr. Charles Carver, a basso, who is
reputed as a singer of rare charm.
Frank La Forge, accompanist and
composer, will assist Mr. Carver in
a program including "Ridente ia
Calma," by Mozart; "The Kiss," by
Beethoven; Handel's "O Sleep, Why
Dost Th)u Leave Me?"; Bishop's
"Love Has Eyes"; "Dream at Twi-
light," by Richard Strauss; Hugo
Wolfe's "0 Thou My Sacred Land";
"Maidens are Like the Wind," by
Loewe; "Over the Steppe," by Gretch-
maninow, and Grieg's, "Thy Warning
is Good," sung by Mr. Carver.
Mr. La Forge will play two piano
solos, "Romance" of his own compos-
ing, and MacDowell's "Etude -de Con.
Mr. Carver will continue the pro-
gram by singing Caesar Francks "La
Procession," "Des Pas des Sabots," by
Laparra; Foudrain's, "Alger le Soir,"
and "Chanson du Tambouriner," by
an old French composer. He will sing
four of La Forge's compositions, "Be-
fore the Crucifix" "Retreat," "A Heart
Mislaid," and will close with two Mex-
ican folksongs.
Web And Flange
Initiates Today
Engineering arch, since ancient
days the Mecca of initiations of the
favorite sons of the T-square and
transit, will be the scene of another
demonstration when Web and Flange,
senior civil engineering honorary so-
ciety, meets at 4 :o'clock this after-
noon to give their initiates the rites
that will make them members of
their organization.
After the events at the arch the
,society will holdta banquet at the
Baron De Geer will deliver his two

addresses on "Autographic Records
of Climate of the Past 10,000 Years,"
at 4:15 and 8 o'clock on Friday of
this week in the Science auditorium,
instead of on Thursday and Friday as
previously Announced.
Hold All.Jersey Smoker Wednesday
Jazz music, smokes, and talks will
be the main features of the program
for the all-Jersey smoker, to be held
at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday evening in
the Union.



Will Present Proposition to National
Convention of Minor
Leagues Today
(By Associated Press)
Chicago, Nov. '8. - Major base-
ball leagues were broken up today
and a new 12 club league was com-
posed of eight national clubs and the
three of the American league which
sided with them in the plans for a re-
organization of baseball. The 12th
club will be chosen later.,
Organization of the new league
came after five American league clubs
had refused to reply to an ultimatum
issued by the other 11 clubs giving
them an hour and a half in which to
join the organization.
Lasker Plan Followed
After organizing the new league the
baseball magnates proceeded with the
Lasker plan for civilian control of
professional baseball and appointed
Judge Kenesaw M. Landis, of Chicago,
chairman of the tribunal which will
govern the game in the future.
Judge Landis, if he accepts the po-
sition, will be the supreme dictator
of all clubs joining in the plan and
will receive a salary of $50,000 a year.
Second and third members of the tri-
bunal will be appointed later. Ore
of them will be chosen by the minor
Kansas City Meeting Place
Representatives of the new league
left tonight for Kansas City, where
the National association of mino'
leagues meets tomorrow, to present
the proposition to them.
JudgeeLandis was notified of his ap-
pointment by a committee of five
members. He told them he would
take the matter under advisement for
a few days.
The plans for the new league and a
.new controlling body contain frequent
references to the minor leagues which
are given assurances that they will
not be overlooked in the administra-
tion of the game and that their terri-
tory will not be invaded.
Action Follows Long Session
The action came after an all day,
session of both factions with neither
side yielding to the other. ,
The five clubs which stood with Ban
Johnson of the American league are
Detroit, Philadelphia, Cleveland,
Washington and St. Louis.
"We are the majority of the Amer
ican league and consequently are the
American league," Clark Griffith of
the Washington club said. "The Amer-
I can league will operate next year
with or without the New York, Chi-
cago and Boston clubs."
Ex-G. R. Football Players to Meet
Men who formerly played football
in Grand Rapids with either of the
local high schools are meeting at 7:15
o'clock tonight in the Union, the room
to be announced on the bulletin board
in the lobby.



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