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OL XXX. No. 1.








rHurry Up" Driving Men Hard in
Hope of Retrieving Laurels Lost
Last Season
Michigan is making every effort to
wipe out the blot of last year's grid-
iron defeats on her football escutcheon
by revenging herself on the teamb
that humiliated her a year ago.
Three weeks of the hardest kind of
practice have already slipped by witb
the result that Coach Yost has select-
e d some 30 huskies from which num-
her will be picked the team on which
the Wolverine followers will pin their
faith. No rash predictions are being'
made, nor is any over-confidence ir
evidence. Every man from "Hurry-
Up" on down, realizes that the task
before them is an overwhelming one
and that the only way of accomplish-
ing it is to work doggedly day after
day. In order to beat teams like Illi-
nois, Ohio, Chicago, and Minnesota
the Wolyerines will have to turn out
one of the strongest elevens ever pro-
duced, for there is no doubt that Illi-
nois, in particular, will have 'one of.
the greatest teams ever seen in the
Backield Material Good
As the situation now appears, Yost
is better off for backfield men than
linemen. There are at least eight cap-
able candidates for the backfield jobs.
whereas there are not more than 12
or 13 first class men for the forward
wall. It had been hoped that Harold
dye, whose leg was broken above the
knee in the Ohio State game last fall,
would be back at end this fall, but
he recently decided to accept a posi-
tion in Chicago instead of returning to
the University.
Jack Dun ..seems to have the call
for the quarter back job. Those who
remember his work on the freshman
team in 1916 and on the senior lit
team of last year will not be surpris-
ed to hear that Jack is showing a
great brand of open field running, as
well as handling the team well and
doing deadly tackling on the defense.
Banks, who played on the freshman
team last year is the second choice
for quarter. Hie is "a slight lad with
plenty of fight who runs the ends
well. Andrews and Wheeler are two
more likely looking helmsmen.
Cohn Plunging Well
,For Halves Yost has several good
men to pick from. Abe Cohn, acting
captain in 1918 during the S. A. T. C.
period, is plunging through the line
as well as ever and seems to be pretty
certain of landing a position. Ed
Usher and Jack Perrin, both of whom
played in 1918, are again carrying the
pigskin in good shape. Nelson, a now
man who possesses an enviable rec-
ord on a divisional team overseas is
another man who is making a bid for
a position behind the line. He is fast
and shifty and is a great asset on the
(Continued on page three)

LeGrand A. Gaines, Jr., '21E, busi-
ness manager of The Daily and pres-
ident of the'student council, was bad-
ly injured during the summer in an
automobile collision at Texarkana,
Tex. While driving his car, Gaines
ran head on into another car which
turned a corner directly in front of
him, and in the crash his right leg
was fractured two inches below the
Gaines expects to return Saturady
to Ann Arbor, and although he will
be forced to use crutches most of the
winter, will take up at once his stud-
ies and his campus activities.
Aims to Assist First Year Mel to
Become True Representatives of
the University
In an effort to foster the family
spirit among Mihigan men the Union
has appointed 400 upperclassmen to
act as advisers to the incoming class
of '24. It is planned to assign three
or four freshmen to each adviser and
it will be the business of these upper-
classmen to see that the Michigan
ideals are instilled in the new stu-
In line with this aim, each "big.
brother" will call upon the freshmen
assigned at least once every two
weeks, and these calls will be the
means of teaching Michigan to the
first year men.
Detailed preparations have been
made to insure the success of the
movement. Albert C. Jacobs, 12, has
been named general chairman of the
committee conducting the work, and
he. has 40 assistants who will super-
vise the 400 upperclassmen advisers.
This system has been'adopted be-
cause of the fact that the rapid
growth -of the University in the past
few years has rendered necessary
some method to prevent the first year
men from becoming "lost in the shuf-
fe." The Union desires to preserve
that enthusiasm which made the new
students want to come to Michigan.
"The typical freshman who comes
here is enthusiastic over the great
university of the West," said A. C,
Jacobs yesterday,
(Continued on page ten)
Rates and suggestions for student
girls who wish to earn money have
been compiled by a committee con-
sisting of Mrs. Karpinski, a woman
student, and Dean Myra B. Jordan.
The position of "helper" in a private
home is suggested as easy to combine
with the college curriculum. Various
sorts of work and reasonable pay for
such services are suggested, as well
as the amount of service required to
pay for a moderate priced room and
For full particulars girls should
consult Miss Marguerite Chapin, '20,
assistant to the Dean of Women, in
Barbour gymnasium.
Indian Consul Dies on Way to Post

Grand Rapids, Oct. 4.-James Al-
wood Smith, consul general to India,
died at Monte Carlo, Sept. 29, enroute
to his post, according to word receiv-
ed here Sunday from the state de-
partment by his brother, Dr. Richard
R. Smith. No details of his death are
known, save that it followed a hem-
orrhage of the brain.
Michigan Men Write Broadway Play
Albert Weeks, '10, dramatic critic
of the Detroit News, and author of
the book and lyrics of the 1918 Union
opera "Let's Go," has written a vehi-
cle for Nora Bayes, entitled "Her
Family Tree." Seymour Simons, '16,
has written the music for the play,
which at present is showing in the





Claim Made That Many Contracts
Broken by Landladies; Adiunis-
tration to Back Students
Fear that many of the students en-
tering the University fr the coming
semester would be unable to get
rooming accommodations was dis-
pelled yesterday when 30 more
rooms were phoned !to the Union
rooming committee. With this in-
crease in the number of available
rooms, it becomes still more neces-
sary for all landladies desiring to
rnt their rooms to list them with
the Union committee.
Rates Take Drop
Besides the increase in the number
of rooms on the lists at the Union
there has been a general decrease in
the price which is being charged for
Much of the trouble in getting
rooms in the earlie part of the year,
in the opinion of members of the com-
mittee, was due to the attitude of cer-
tain landladies who were induced by
real estate agents to come to Ann
Arbor, buy a house and take in room-
ers. These women held out for an ex-
orbitant rent while those who were
taking in students as an accommo-
dation as much as anything, in most
cases, placed their rent at a more
reasonable figure.
Housing Comnmnittee Responsible
The good condition in which the
rooming situation now is, despite the
large enrollment in the University,
is due in large measure to the Union
housing committee. President Marion
L. Burton, feeling that it was the duty
of the University to see to it that all
students entering the University, se-
cured rooms appointed Col. Joseph
Bursley to take charge of the commit-
tee. Emerson Swart, '22, was ap-
pointed student chairman.
(Continued on page four)
President ANeets
Class of '24 at
Union Reeption
Between 750 and 800 freshmen were'
presented to Pres.Marion L. Burton
at a reception held last night in the
Assembly hall of the Union. This op-
ened a series of informal class get-
togethers which will be held to en-
able the men of the University to be-
come acquainted with its new presi-
Members of the junior class will be
given an opportunity to meet Presi-
dent Burton from 7:30 to 8:45 o'clock
tonight, and on Wednesday night, the
seniors and Thursday night the
It is the urgent deire of the Un-
ion, which is behind the project, that
every man avail himclf of this op
portunity to meet President Burton.
Paul Eaton, '21, president of the Un-
ion, introduced President Burton who
expressed hiz ;leasure at meeting
personally the incoming class. Tak-
ing, as the substance of his theme, the
saying, "If tickets to Europe were as
cheap as advice, we'd all go abroad,'
the President made mention of the
abundance of instruction which was
being heaped upon the new comers.
He recommended that all advice be
taken-but not too seriously; and he
suggested that the cock sure type of
freshman suspend his judgment at
least temporarily.
X. C. Fuller Returns to Ann Arbor
R. C. Fuller, of the firm of Haller

and Fuller, has returned to his home
in this city after spending the sum-
mer in Chicago, where he has been
attending the University of Optom t-
ry, taking up post graduate work.

. .Asked by The Michigan Daily to say a word officially to Michigan stu-
dents, President Marion L. Burton gave the following message:
The University of Michigan has always been famous, among other
things, for the fine spirit which has prevailed upon the campus. For some
reason this institution has commanded not only respect and appreciation
but also loyalty and enthusiasm from its students. Wherever one goes
throughout the country he meets large groups of Michigan Alumni eager
to demonstrate their devotion to this University. Michigan morale has
always run high,
Morale in some way is related to courage, confidence, and zeal. THE
CENTURY DICTIONARY says that it is ."used especially of a body of men
engaged in a hazardous enterprise." If morale is a necessity in the Army
or Navy, it certainly must be essential to the conduct of a great university.
Our life here may not have in it the same dramatic elements as war, nor
grip the imagination in exactly the same way, but the interests at stake
are mighty and the hazards are tremendous. Here we deal with the most
valuable things in life. Nothing is so sacred and inviolate as personality.
This enterprise in which we are engaged has marvelous possibilities for
both good and evil. Henry Adams put his finger on an element of truth
when he said that "the chief wonder of educaton is that it does not ruin
everybody concerned in it, teachers and taught." The results will depend
very largely upon the kind of morale which the students develop and main-
Buildings and equipment are essential in real university work. Excel-
lent teachers are a necessity. The single element, however, which will
determine results more than anything else is morale. Witness the accom-
plishments of the A, . F. University in France. Buildings were barren,
laboratories were poorly equipped, libraries were meagre, but a fine spirit
prevailed and excellent results followed. In war and in peace, achieve-
ment waits upon the fine moral pulse of the community.
Michigan traditions require of us today that nothing shall be permit-
ted to lower our morale, The rapid, if not alarming, growth of the Uni-
verstj conipes us to guard with jealous care the line of the institution.
It is no easy test which we shall meet this year. Undue growth makes
inevitably for disorganization and disruption. Our emphasis must be al-
ways upon the University as a whole. Its interests are paramount. Or-
ganizations of all kinds are to be encouraged and commended just in so
far as they recognize clearly and quickly that University interests belong
first. Even undue emphasis upon the separate college or department tends
to weaken the morale of the whole institution. Just as fine national unity
must not be sacrflced to local autonomy so all of us must insist upon the
University taking procedure over any of its parts.
The greatest enemies of morale, however, are those students who for
some unaccountable reason set their own petty concerns above the common
good, who are marked by a complete lack of interest in university affairs,
and who by 4words and deeds bring discredit upon their Alma Mater. We
must be very jealous for the fair name of Michigan. This loyalty will ex-
press itself in a variety of forms. We shall be concerned for the appear-
ance of our buildings and grounds. We shall not encourage a spirit which
minimizes the primary importance of university work or pretends. to dis-
courage all serious intellectual discussion. We shall insist upon conduct
which is. in keeping with the accepted standards of the community. As cit-
izens, we shall demand instant and full obedience to the letter and spirit
of the laws of the land.
Morale can only grow and thrive where the students have a great vision
of what their university must be and become. Consequently, what Michi-
gan is to be depends upon you. You must organize and maintain the agen-
cies and channels through which morale can be developed and can express
itself, The issue which Michigan students face this year more seriously
than ever before is this: Shall we, in spite of the growth of the University,
maintain the true Michigan spirit or shall we permit it to be said that this
student generation was unequal to the occasion? I know the answer to
that question. I am perfectly confident that we shall have a finer spirit
of unity, and more genuine enthusiasm for our University than ever be-
fore. Every force that separates and divides us must be banished. Every
influence that makes for cohesion and mutual understanding must be fos-
tered. Michigan morale will rise to meet the test which unusual conditions
impose upon us.

Freshman Enrollment Shows De-
crease Compared With That of
Class of 192
Judging by the 7,749 students who
had registered in the University up
to last night it is estimated that the
enrollment for this year, including
last summer session, will near 11,000.
Registrar Arthur G. Hall, when asked
for his estimate of the total, placed it
at 10,500 which is about 1,000 more
than last year.
Accurate Estimate Difficult
An accurate estimate of what th
total will be this year is made more-
difficult by the fact that, unlike previ-
ous years, the early registration has
been by far the heaviest. However
the only day which ran under the
corresponding day last year was yes-
terday when 100 fewer registered.
The literary class of 1924 will be
slightly smaller than the freshman
class of last year according to Regis-
trar Hall, who places this year's fresh-
man delegation at 1,600 while last
year's freshmen numbered 1,700, the
largest class in the history of the
University. This loss is made up by
the other classes. Dr. Hall attributes
this decrease to the large number of
reports which were circulated saying
that the rooming situation at the Uni-
versity was desperate and that in ad-
dition to this the University was in-
tending to turn away freshmen.
254, Engineering Increase
In all colleges present registrations:
Point to increase over last year. Ones
thousand nine hundred and eighty--
(Continued on page 14)
Professor-Emeritus Isaac Newton
Demmon, for nearly 50 years a mem-
her of the literary faculty of the Uni-
versity, died at his Ann Arbor home
last Wednesday after a lingering ill-
Professor Demmon was, at his own
request, retired from the faculty on
Feb. 20 of last year, at which time he
was made professor emeritus.
Was Oldest in Service
At the time of his retirement Pro-
fessor Demmon held the distinction of
being, in point of years. the second
oldest living member of the Univer-
sity faculty, but his eligibility to the
title of Michigan's oldest faculty mem-
ber in point of service, came from the
fact that he was appointed to a pro
fessorship before Prof. Wooster W.
Beman, his only contender for the
Isaac Newton Demmon was born
August 19, 1842, at Northfield, Ohio,
and was the eldest son of Leon-
ard and Nancy Demmon. His
grandfather, whose family had been
among the early settlers in the Con-
necticut valley, had moved in 1816 to
New York state and in 1838 Leonard,

the son, had settled on the Western
Received Pioneer Training
Later, having acquired lands near
Kendallville, Ind., he moved there and
established a farm and it was here
that Isaac Demmon received his share
in the experiences of pioneer life. It
was here also that he received his
prelimavy schooling.
His work in his studies was of such
a high standard, that at the age of 15
he was prepared to enter the Univer-
sity of Michigan. The farm could not
spare him at that time, however, and
it was not until six years later, 1863,
that he began his collegiate work at
what is now known as Butler college
in Indianapolis.
(Continued on page seven)-

(L. A. K.)
Chimes, the All-campus opinion
magazint which successfully com-
pleted its first year's run last spring,
will this month enter upon its second
season of publication with a program
touching more varied interests than
ever before. The first issue will come
out about Oct. 15 and will be found
to contain articles of very general in-
terest to the campus at large.
First and foremost, there will be an
article by Pres. Marion uL. Rurton en-
titled "The Quest of Quality." Every
man or woman on the campus ought
to be interested in knowing what the
aims and ideals of our president are
and what he proposes to do here at
Michigan, and in this article President
Burton endeavors to lay before the
student body his creed for Michigan
upbuilding. It is an article every
Michigan man or woman should read
and is made more unusual by the fact
that this is the first time any Mich-
igan president has made public his
opinions or aims through a campus
(Continued on Page Four)
New Latin Course Announced
Prof. Crittenden announces a new
course, Latin la, for men especially
interested in law, history, or political
science. Four years of high school
Latin, or two years of high school
Lati4 and Courses A and B in the Un-
iversity, are pre-requisite.

That the students should have con-
trol of their activities as far as possi-
ble is one of the things for which the
new administration will strive said
President Marion L. Burton yester-
day, in commenting on a few of the
policies of the new administration.
So long as the students conduct their
affairs properly they will not be in-
terfered with as the President hopes
to reduce outside pressure on student
activities to a minimum.
In speaking of the R. O. T. C. at
Michigan he said that he felt that it
should never be placed on a compul-
sory basis. "I do not think that much
can ever come of infantry units," said
President Burton. "However, much
can be accomplished by technical di-
visions such as the signal corps. The
Dental school has also applied for a
The President also expressed him-
self as heartily in favor of dormi-
tories for men. "However," he said,
"the building of dormitories can nev-
er change the fraternity status at
Welsh Miners Out on Strike
London, Oct. 4.-More than 210,-
000 Welsh coal miners struck today.
They refused te accept the settlement
whlcn it was believa sterday would
avert the strike-

All corrections, changes in ad-
dress and telephone numbers
must be in at the office of the
Students' Directory by Oct. 9.
Names of people in fraterni-
ties, sororities, dormitories and
house clubs, together with the
telephone numbers and address- j
es of these- organizations, offic-
ers of sectional clubs, honorary
societies, etc., with their tele- I
phone numbers must also be in E
at the Directory office by Oct. .

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