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Alumni, faculty,' students, In fact
everybody and everything that is
Michigan, has been Michigan, or will
be Michigan, will be represented on
Traditions Day, the one biggest-of-all
Michigan day of the year on which
everyone dedicates himself to the
spirit of Michigan.
Thursday is the day which has been
set aside by the Student Council for
the event. On this date, the University
for the fifth time will see re-enacted
a tradition which although only five
years old, is one which holds the deep-
est significance to all Michigan men.
The purpose of Traditions Day is
to have one day of the year set aside
when all may forget their worries,
their differences, their petty troubles,
and in their stead think of Michigan
and her glories, rejoice in her strength
and her security, revel in her friend-
ships, and pledge thmselves to "carry
on" her great work as it has been car-
ried on in the past.
A Spirit of Democracy
It is also on this day that the fresh-
men get their first initiation into the
real significance of Michigan and her
traditions. It is the one day of the
year when all class distinction is
thrown aside and the new men are in
reality guests of the University and
the other classes, so that they may,
be trained in their duties and obliga-
tions to their University.
It is in this light that speakers
come here on that night to tell the
men of the great Michigan of the past
and impress upon them the still
"greater Michigan" of the future, upon
whose shoulders the weight must fall.
Alumni tell them of their own exper-
iences while in college, faculty mem-
bers give their views on the situation,
and student speakers from the upper
classes, those who are about to pass
out of their Alma Mater into the "wide,
wide world," sorrowfully relate the
sad thoughts which come to their
minds as the hour of graduation ap-
All in all Traditions Day is an All-
Michigan day. It's a get together
event in Hill Auditorium that every
man and womani in the University tries.
to attend.
The keynote behind the whole
gathering is pep. Pep behind Michi-
gan. Pep behind Michigan activities
and traditions. Pep behind Michigan
teams and athletics. And pep behind.
everything Michigan, first or last, that]
will further her interest and send her
"over the top" in whatever she under-
The Varsity band will be there to
lead the assembly in songs, the cheer
leader will be there to put the pep
into the cheers, and the glee club will
be ready to lend a hand in the singing
any time the crowd will be quiet
enough to listen to them. The time
will be packed full of songs, yells,
speeches and cheers, with the spirit
of Michigan prevailing in all.
In Honor of Freshmen
Freshmen, on Traditions Day, have
special privileges. There is a section
on the main floor of Hill auditorium
reserved for the first year boys on
that night, and here they sit together
en masse in the customary way, with
coats off, first in line for the cheers,
and right in front of the stage where
everything that is said comes tothem
first: hand. They are the center of,
the whole assembly.
During the past four years of its
existence, when Traditions Day rolled
around and the hour for its celebra-
tion approached,, Hill auditorium was
packed with students, taxing the cap-
acity of the great hall to the utmost.
Some years many people have had
to be turnedaway on account of the
crowds, while one time more than a
thousand were unable to procure seats
where they might take part in the
Plans Almost Complete
Traditions Day this year gives every
evidence of being just as big an event
if not bigger than ever before. A
Student Council committee, headed by
Thomas Lynch, '25 L, is working out
detailed plans for the annual event
which they claim will make it a tre-

mendous success. Speakers, who
will be announced later are being
nnefor the noonain and nal th

The University Glee clubs were rep-
resented' by Arthur Curtis, '09, of the
Chicago Alumni association, at the
conference held last Thursday night
in Chicago by .glee club representa-
tiv.es of~ the Mid-western schools for
the purpose of drawing up ;a constitu-
tion for and forming an Intercolleg-
iate Glee club.
It was definitely decided at the meet-
ing that a constitution should be
drawn up, as the sentiment of the
schools involved seemed to justify the
proposed organization. The Univers-
ity of Illinois, Northwestern Univers-
ity, Purdue University, the University
of Chicago, and the University of Wis-
consin have already joined the group
by definite agreement. It is expected
that the University will join in the
near future, if the faculty consents.
The new organization will hold a con-
cert in February at Chicago in which
the Midwestern universities will parti-
cipate. The winner of this contest will
later participate in a national contest
in the East which the Intercollegiate
Glee club will sponsor. This new step
is taken in the interest of Varsity
glee clubs. It has been agitated for
some time, but only of late has the
idea been made tangible to the un-
derstanding of the various schools.
A large number of smaller schools,
as well as the larger universities, have
signified their intention of joining the
Dr. Martin Fitch Miner '19M, a
member of the staff of the professor
of Opthalmology of the University
hospital died in the University hospi-
tal October 4 as a result of a tumor
of the brain which developed but a
short time before his death.
Dr. Miner took his medical work in
the medical school of Michigan grad-
uating in 1919. He specialized in dis-
eases of the eye and after gradua-
tion joined the staff of Dr. Walter
Parker of the Medical schools with
whom he was associated until his
death. In his work as interne and as-
sistant, Dr. Miner rendered unusual
service, by reason of his conscientious
and devoted attitude towards his
work, and was equally beloved by pa-
tients, nurses and associates. In tem-
perament, character and ability he
was 'richly endowed with qualities
which best fitted him for his profes-
sion, and through his death, the medi-
cal profession has lost one of its most
promising members..
He was born January 17, 1895, near
Paw Paw. In 1909 he removed with
his parents to Three Oaks where he
received his early education. He is
survived by his parents George I.
Miner, and Margaret C. Miner; one
sister Mrs. R. M. Johnston of William-
ette, Illinois. and one brother Wilfred

When the several tjousand students
and alumni; representing Michigan, ar-
rive at Columbus next week, the
Women's League will alleviate any
doubt in the minds of the Buckeyes
that they are from the school of the
"maize and blue." Yellow chrysan-
themums will be in evidence there as
they are at home games.
In order to alleviate the difficulty
whichwould probably be experienced
in obtaining the yellow "mums" ar-
rangements have been made by the
League to sell them on the trains go-
ing down to the game. The flowers
will be kept packed until just before
the party reaches Columbus so that
they will be fresh for the game.
Arrangements for selling the flowers
are in the hands of Carol Walters,
'23, chairman of the flower committee.
Word has just been received here
of the death of Rush Taggart, well
known corporation lawyer of New
York, who died last week in New
Canaan, Conn. Mr. Taggart, who was
a member of the law class of '75, was
74 years old. At the time of his death
he was general solicitor for the West-
ern Union Telegraph company. Death
was due to heart complications which
developed from a case of bronchitis
contracted about three weeks ago.
Mr. Taggart was born in Smithville,
Ohio. In 1871 he graduated from the
University of Worcester and from the
law school of the University of Michi-
gan in 1875, receiving a degree of
LL.D. from Worcester in 1900. In 1875
he began the practice of law in Wor-
cester and later became assistant so-
licitor in the district for the Penn-
sylvania Railroad.
Ten years later he went to New
York and entered the firm of Dillon
and Swayne, railroad lawyers. His
connection with the Western Union
company started in 1887 when he was
placed in charge of the legal business.
After the dissolution and reorganiza-
tion of the company in 1891 he became
gene~ral solicitor.
His further connection with the
company was as vice-president. In ad-
dition he was a director of the Ameri-
can Telegraph and Cable company.
He was a member of the Union League
and Lawyer's club. He is survived
by three children. Mrs. Taggart died
in 1916.
Tokio, Sept. 10 (by Mail).-Acting
on the advice of their leader, Mr. Ki
Inukai, the Kokuminto or Nationalist
party, which has a small but influen-
tial group in the diet, has decided to
dissolve. Thus there disappears a
party that has existed 30 years, but
Inukai, one of the most incisive
speakers in the Japanese parliament,
although not in good health, does not
intend to retire. His obiect in asking

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