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VOL. XXXI. No. 6




(By Jack Dakin)
An increased activity in all lines of
University endeavor seems to be the
keyrfote of Michigan at the beginning
of the new year, at evidenced by the
expressed policies of President Ma-
rion L. Burton and the awakened at-
titude of both faculty and undergrad-
uates. The fact that the University
is entering upon a new era of its ex-
istence is doubtless responsible for
the fact that professor and student
alike are alert for developments. A
period of change in one direction has
been completed that progress in an-
other may begin.
The- fact that the enrollment this
year is no enormous increase over
last makes it probable that for a few
years, at any rate, the University may
remain numerically stable., While
there will doubtless be much chance
for further growth in attendance and
the erection of new buildings end en-

largement of educational facilities
generally, the time has come' when
Michigan may begin to make full use
of such accomplishments as the
Union, the new Library, the new wom-
en's dormitories, and other new edi-
fices such as the Natural Science
building. Such, accomplishments will
remain as monumetns to the regime
of President Harry B. Hutchins.
Prospects Bright
At the beginning of every school
year, one is impressed with the bustle
on the streets, in the classrooms and
all places where students congregate.
But this year there is an undercur-
rent in the atmosphere which, to one
who has a failing for prophecy, spells
but one thing: increased activity in
all lines of work.
While the athletic problem in gen-
eral and the football situation in par-=
ticular may not be of primary impor-
tance this year, they are topics which

are very near to the hearts of stu-
dents and alumni who long for a re-
turn of the old days of Michigan's
athletic domination of the west. A
part in making the football season
is open to every student as well as
to players and coaches. Michigan's
fine track team will need to be re-
built to a large extent, and in basket-
ball the University has never placed
as it should in the Conference.
Last year, great interest was taken
in such sports as hockey, swimming
and golf. This year there is a possi-
bility that regular teams will be or-
ganized to represent the University
in these sports, thus giving many
more men an opportunity to exercise,
and to compete for Michigan.
The completed Union after a year
of running service has proved itself
a powerful influence in student life
by fulfilling its functions of service
and recreation. The part that it


played in University affairs last year
may be taken merely as an indication
of its potentialities in the year that
lies ahead. For the Union offers al-
most unlimited opportunity to both
the student who wishes to become en-
gaged in some sort of extra-curricu-
lum work, and to the student who
merely wishes to partake of the ad-
vantages offered him by the Union.
Stanley Resigns
The fact that Dr. Albert A. Stanley
will resign from his position as direc-
tor of the University School of Music
at the close of the present school year
has but served to spur to renewed
efforts the me , who arrange concerts
and other mut cal entertainments in
Ann Arbor, in order that his last year.
may be a worthy one. It is said that
an unusually notable number of art-
ists will appear in Ann Arbor during
the next eight months.




(By B. P. Campbell)
Among those various factors which
go to round out the life of the Mich-
igan man there is probably none more
potent than that of participating in.
some one, or more; of the various stu-
dent activities with which the campus
abounds. The athlete who enters col-
lege has his .campus work fairly well
cut out for him. Athletic teams are
of paramount importance to a univer-
sity, and there is always a place for
the athlete who is willing to give his
But what 'of the thousands of men
who comne to Michigan unfitted to en-
ter athletics? Must they be deprived
of the opportunity for service merely
because they are not the physical
specimens which some of their class-
mates are?
Absolutely .not'.
There is work on the campus, for
every Michigan man who is ready to
play the game, whateverone he picks,
to the best of his.-ability.
New Activity
The rooming committee, which did
such a great work this fall, was com-
posed of students, working under fac-
ulty supervision, and sponsored by
the Michigan Union. The Union itself
presents one of the widest fields for
student activities on the campus. Un-
der its direction are carried on cam-
paigns for life members in this same
institution. Last year it instituted,
and carried to a .successful end, a
campaign for the money for a por-
trait of Preisdent Harry B. Hutchins.
This year it has begun, and will carry
through, a system of upperclassmen
advisers for freshmen. Much of the
actual work at the Union is done by
its committees. All these tasks are
placed in the hands of students, with-
out whose aid they could never be ac-
ThepVarsity. band is a student af-
fair, entirely, as is also the Glee club.,
Both of these Michigan 'institutions
deserve and require the co-operation
:of Michigan men. Without this co-
operation they cannotexis and their
failure would be a. blot on the Uni-
versity's record.
One of the greatest opportunities
offered comes through the publica-
tions. Artists are! always in demand
by both The Chimes and The Gar-
goyle while the former is constantly
on the lookout for persons capable of
writing good articles of current cam-
(Continued on Page 4)

21o winj Offers
Students Work
Bowling has begun at the Union,
with the opening of the alleys last
Monday morning. Some difficulty was
experienced at first in finding pin boys
but the raise in price of bowling to
twenty cents a line allows the payment
of a sum large enough to draw more
than enough boys. Union officials
officials stated that the raise was due
to the fact that pin boys could not be
secured at the old rates.
Many students are employed setting
up the pins and more can be used, pro-
vided.they can arrange their schedules
satisfactorily. At the present the
alleys are not used much during the
afternon but well-filled during the
Places Graduates in Limelight; Many
Former Students Leaders in
Their Professions
(By John E. McManis)
The activity of the Detroit Alumni
chapter in meeting the recent athletic
crisis at the University of Michigan
has centered considerable attention
on the campus upon the men that
have graduated from the University
in the past 40 or 50 years.
As a leader of the Detroit chapter,
J. O. Murfin, now a University regent
the two Watkins, James and John, and
Robert Clancy have rendered inval-
uable service to the University. At
the Alumni luncheon held at the Hotel
Cadillac in Detroit last Wednesday,
Judge Murfin stated that with the ex-
ception of the time of the war the
whistle has blown only once on Ferry
field when he was not there. This is
an example of the spirit that most
Michigan alumni show, or would shov
had they the opportsnity. Mr. Clancy
is now the field secretary for the De-
troit alumni, and' has personally aid-
ed many of the men now playing on
the freshman football team Ito come
to thes1UFniversity. Others who will
p'ay on other teams have been found
Places to room, board and work by
Mr. Clancy.
Wiliam Heston, at present judge f
the Peace court in Detroit, is another
of the graduates of Michigan who has
,made a mark in the world. Judge
Heston will be remembered as one of
the most famous of the old-time foot-
ball stars.,
Grads Are Senators
At one time it was said that there
were twice as -many graduates of the
Michigan Law school in Congress as
any other two schools in the United
(Continued on Page 3)


.. (By Byron Darnton)
Paul Eaton has an idea. That is
significant because Paul Eaton is the
new president of the Michigan Union.
New presidents have a habit of intro-
ducing new methods. There are going
to be some new methods at the
Union. Back of these methods is the
idea. And there is the story.
The Union is a corporation under
the laws of the state of Michigan.
This year it is to be run like a cor-
The word corporation brings to
mind such names as Carnegie and
Schwab. This is true because these
men made successful corporations.
And when they told in magazine ar-
ticles how it was done they all had
the same story.. "I picked the men,
and made them responsible."
Department Head
There is the idea. Committee
chairmen (they are the department
heads of the business corporation)
are to be responsible, and independ-
Here is the way it will work. Sup-
pose the Union decides to make a
drive for members, or to raise money
to' send the track team east, or to
feed the Armenians, or what not.
Eaton will pick his committee chair-
man. That chairman will have hiss

job explained to him. He will be told
exactly what must be done. Then he
will do it, and he will get the credit
for it.
There are several permanent com-
mittee chairmen. There will be many
special committee chairmen. These
"heads of departments" will meet
with the president once each week.
They will discuss all the activities of
the Union. They will criticize each
other, and help each other. But
every last one of them will run his
own committee as he sees fit, as long
as the work of that committee is done
properly. When the work is not done
properly, there will be a new chair-
That is how the corporation will
function, with its president and its
heads of departments, to further the
interests of its stockholders, the men
of the University.
More Incentive
All this will accomplish just two
results. - There will be a greater in-
centive for men to work for chair-
manships, and the added responsibil-
ity of these positions will mean bet-
ter work by the chairmen. It's the
old story of Namgay Doola.
The Union is getting to be a large
organization. It now has more than
(Continued on Page 3)

Michigan Athlete Who Entered
Olympic Competition Tells Of
Gruelling Trip Across Ocean
(Editor's Note -Confirming the reports of other Olympic athletes relat-
ing to alleged poor quarters assigned to them on the trip across the ocean,
"Duke" Dunne, Michigan letter man in football and basketball, who made
the United States Olympic team and p articipated in the competition at Ant-
werp during the past summer, has written the following story of the trip.)

(By "Duke" Dunne)
I started my journey with the Olym-
pic team from the Manhattan Opera
house, where we were given our final
send-off. Thence we marched to the
dock and were ferried across the Hud-
son to the pier where our ship, the
government transport Princess Ma-
toika, lay.
We went on board and shortly
thereafter a steward came to conduct
me to my quarters. I followed him
toward , the stern of the ship, down
several flights of stairs, and through
a maze of passages. To my surprise,
he stopped in a large compartment
far be1ow decks which contained
about forty b4inks slung from iron
pipes, and told me to take my choice.
The following quotation from the
Boston American will give some no-
tion of what these quarters were:

"The Olympic Committee, after hav-
ing arranged sufficient accommoda-
tions for the American track and field
team on the SS. Finland, canceled
these accommodations and sent the
cream of America's athletic manhood
to Europe in the hold of an army
transport-a hold that a few hours
before the embarking had housed the
bodies of dead soldiers-a hold that
still reeked with the odor of the em-
balming preservative-a hold well
down in the bowels of the ship and
ventilated by a single canvas air-
shaft; and they crowded these ath-
letes, sixty or seventy in a single sec-
tion, where it was not uncommon for
them to experience the creepy sensa-
tion of a rat or two running over their
faces or squealing among their trunks
or handbags."
(Continued on Page 4)

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