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November 19, 1922 - Image 9

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Former President

Kansas City, llo., Nov. 1A- 'Ihe
present day bargain counter theory
of education-the theory that educa-
tlion should be made attract i e to the
student-has resuited in a heterogen-
I ous mass of unrelated subjects, Prof.
Herbert S. Hadley of the University
of Colorado, told members of the Mis-
souri State Teaehers' associat'lon here
toda .
Professor Iladley declarel "there it
somiehm seriously wrong with the
present educational system" au add-
er that he believed the troub>p is due
Ito a system of "educational coddling"
by which stu (ents decide on their
course of study instead of being rc-
quired to take what the experience of
centuries has shown to be the most
valuable for training, disciplining and
developing the mind.
1d! V(Continued on Page Ten)
General Manager
Has Long Record

" The Father
Senior nicturc for the 1923 Mich.
iganensian are not being taken fast
enough to complete the numbir before
I hristmas vxthen the time limit, is set,
acc.:rding i Sheldon :Browi, '23. busi-
ness manager. Only little over 900
oi the 1500 pictures have been taken.
SEmphasis is laid in tne fact that it
will ne iipossible to accpt pictures
after the Chr'tmas vacation. This
4 'niors art urged to atten I to the
matter immedizltely, not only because
of the advaruige that the photographs
and editorial staff of the annual wills
receive, but because of benefit to the
seniors t:( 'msclves. If the pictures are
aken imrieiately the ruih that is
bound to occur in the last two weeks
o 'the period set, will not hinder tho
photographers in doing the proper
worl: on the pictures.
Fifteen Years
s q
On Union Stqff
Dean Henry M. Bates of the Law
school who may be called "the Father
of the Union," since he was the first
to carry forward the plans for its or-s
ganization; and since he was chair-
man of the Campaign committee to
raise funds for the erection of its

Has Fostered
Since Its


Though the Mimes theater seats but
five hundred and as yet does not have
the outward appearance of a city play-
house, it is nevertheless, one of the
most comolete and adequate little
buildirrgs of its kind in the country.
Its stage is even larger than that of
the average professional theater and
practically every lighting effect now
known can be produced by the Mimes
apparatus. Mimes, which is the all-
campus dramatic society, aid the
Michiga4 Union have built and equip-
ped, is a center for directing the cam-
pus dramatic, talent in the proper di-
Brings Out Dramatie Talent
The Mimes theater is therefore,
more than a mere building, it is really
a department of college studyb in it-
self. One year ago, when the building
was finished, the Mimes, with the aid
of their director, E. Mortimer Shuter
began producing vaudeville skits and
short plays. Every member of the
Michigan Union was permitted to disk-
play his tplent at the theater with the
result that a great deal of worthwhile
talent was brought forth,. In the
playwright field, not so much has-been
done. btt several one-act plays writ-
ten by members of the student body
have been nroduced at the theater and.
have been found clever and entertain-
ing. In addition to the several vaude-
ville bills which were put on from
time to time last year, the Mimes al-
so produced "The Cloister," a Belgian
production, and "The Thirteenth
Chair" a )well known mystery play.
Mimes at that time had the distinc-
tion of being the first organization ino
the United States to produce "The
As the theater can be used only for
performances of men actors, all the.
characters in the plays and skits are
played by men, and, in the field ofo
female impersonation, the work of,
this organization has no rival. Of all
the seventeen Michigan Union operas,
the big annual production of the"
Mimes, only one, the 1918 show, in-1
cluded women in the cast.
First Opera in 1908S
The Michigan Union gave its first
annual opera in 1908. Previous to'
that year the Union had given an an-
nual circus but it was decided that
dramatic talent could be used to bet-
ter advantage in a staged production
Out of this suggestion grew the first
opera, "Michigenda," written by Don-
ald H. Hains, '08, and Roy Welch, '09.
Those were the days of long skirts,
and high coiffures but the "women"l
of Michigenda were every bit as
"beautiful" as they are in this year's
opera, r"In and Out."
The second opera "Culture" also by
Haims and Welch, was a real attempt
at College extravaganza. Earl Moore,
'12, now assistant professor of Music
in the University, wrote one of the
songs for this production. The fol-
lowing year "Koanzaland" wa' the
first Popera in which a setting outside'
of the campus was xntroduceo. Donald1
(Continued on Page Ten)

Glee Club Plans

(By Associated Press)j
Chicago, Nov. 18-Turkey gobbler::
will make fewer centerpieces for
Thanksgiving dinner tables this year
than for many seasons, according to
reports of reduced numbers from al-
most all turkey raising states in the
middle west.
Despite this shortage, virtually .all
reports agree that the price will be re-
duced over that of last year. Through-
out, the central west last year turkeys
sold from 60 to 75 cents' a pound.
This year's prices are quoted from 45
to 50 cents.
Texas, claiming to be the largest
producer of turkeys, had a slightly
larger number to ship out to other
communities, according to authorities
there. Estimates placed the number on
hand at 1,250,000, with the year's crop
to bring three and one-half millionc
Kentucky, another large producern
of turkeys, had a reduced crop, ac- -
cording to~ announcements from that
state. Some points reported a de-!
'crease of ,50 .percent in number while
other places reported the drop would
be slight.
Ohio, Indiana, Nebraska, Missouri,
Oklahoma, Iowa, North Dakota and
Wisconsin each had less turkeys thisj
year to ship than last year. In most G
cases the decrease was less than 10
percent, in others the drop reached as
much as 25 percent.
The majority of authorities statedA
that nthe general. price of turkeysC
would be less because of the drop in
the cost of feed and other things
which made. up the. cost of raising.
The extreme difficulty of. raising tur-
keys- is said -to- be .the: greatest cause t
for this year's crop decrease, farmers 1
becoming discouraged with their fail-
ures of former years.
Cooley CritiCizes
" ~Intellect' Tests
In, commenting on the present wide-.
spread use of intelligence tests and
the belief held by some writers on the
subject that these. tests can measure
the capabilities as well as the intelli-
gence, Prof. Charles D. Cooley, of the
sociology department says:
"I do not believe that any intelli-
gence test can measure the native in-
telligence of an individual. A number
of writers on the subject would give
that impression, but the most that can
be said of the tests is that they are
in a way able to measure the acquired
"The intellect is a social product
largely dependent upon early environ-
ment and education, and for this rea-
son there is no basis for saying that
any mental test can determine the in-
nate possibilities of a mind. Those
writers who point out that some na-
tionalities among our population av-
erage higher in intelligence than oth-
ers forget the fact that these nation-
alities are surrounded by different en-
vironments which may well account '
for the difference shown by the tests."



A poster contest to be held by the
Varsity Glee clubs, business manager,
James C. Stevens, '23, for the purpose
of securing a poster appropriate for
advertising purposes on the spring
tour of the Glee Club will be held be-
ginning today and closing Dec. 4.
1, The first prize willfbe a cash award
of $10, the second prize will - be an
award of $5, and the third will be an
award of $3. , The posters are to be
judged by a committee chosen by the
Board in Control of the Glee Clubs.
Not more than three colors may be
used for the poster; and the preferred
size for it is 18 by 22 inches.
To Enforce City Ordinance
Homerl4Heath who has served the City police have been instructed to
r be on the lookout for violations of the
organization 15 years. He served it 1city anti-spitting ordinance, and to
in its old home and is now general arrest all violators on their apprehen-
manager of its new home. sion.

Dennis Donovan, who has been a
member of the anion staff fo* 15
years, ahd whose service has been
valuable to the organization.,

Operas--Past And Present

President Emeraus Harry B. Hutch-
ins, who has constantly fostered the
Union since its origin.
(By Associated Press)
Bremen, Oct. 23.-Americans requir-
ing the services' of a Bremen physi-
cian or surgeon will hereafter be
charged a fee nine times larger than
what is ordinarily paid by the natives.
This in accordance with 4, schedule
adopted by the local medical assoia-
tion. Visitors -from .other foreign
countries, also will have to pay higher
.rates, in proportion to theesteem In
which their respective currencies are
held by the local doctors. .-
Other Foreigners Suffer
Although the dollar commonly com-
mands the highest respect of foreign
monies among Germans, United
States citizens suffer less than those
of a number of other countries in the
new tariff. Swedes will be charged 13
times the usual, fee, Swiss 10 times,
English and Dutch nine times, and
French and Italians six times.%
New rates for natives have been an-
nounced by the association. Advice
will be given for 120 marks during the
day. Together with a consultation,
this service will be rendered in the
daytime for 240 marks, and at night
for 360. An ordinary day .visit will
cost 200 marks, an urgent call 400, a
night visit 600, and a second prescrip-
tion or a hasty diagnosis without in-
vestigation 100.
Surgery Instruments Expensive
A young surgeon here requires 500,-
000 marks capital now to provide
himself with a suitable establishment
on which to "hang out his shingle." It
costs him 200,000 marks' toi buy the
necessary instruments alone. A sy-
ringe which cost 10 marks. before the
war now sells for 2,300 marks. Other
items range from 120 marks for 'a doz-
en surgical needles to 40,000 for an
instrument cabinet. Installation of an
apparatus for .Roentgen-ray examina-
tions would cost from 1,500,000 to 2,-
000,000 marks.
U. D. C. Will Meet
November 14-18
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 18.-Six
hundred delegates representing 'loca
chapters in every state of the -Union
have indicated 'their intention of. at-
tending the twenty-ninth convention
of the United Daughters of the Con-
federacy, to be held here November
14-18, according to Mrs. Chappell Cory
and Mrs. S. L. Ledbetter, general
chairmen in charge of arrangements.
On the opening day, responses to
welcoming addresses will be made by
Miss Decca Lamar West,Waco. Texas,
following which will occur the pre-
sentation of 'the- president-general,
Mrs. Livingston Rowe Schuyler of
New York City, by Mrs. Charles B.
Bryan, Memphis, Tenn. The day's pro-
gram also calls for an address by John
Tilly, of Harvard University, and pre-
sentation of a portrait of Jefferson
A reception in honor of the presi-
dent-general, other igeneral officers

Organization Was Incorporated Ap
proximately 18 Years
"To establish a University - social
and recreational center; to provide a
meeting place for faculty alumni, for-
mer students and resident students of
the University," the Michigan Uion
15 years ago Friday held the formal
opening of its club house in the "old'
Cooley residence," which stood on part
of the 'round upon which the present
building stands.
'This small club house was the fir,st
home of the Michigan Union,.the hon'e
of the college Union which has be-
come the strongest in the world, and
has, as well, succeeded in erecting the
finest building of its kind and pur-
pose in the world. Here was planted
the idea which has been so wonderful-
a development, and which has so wl
been carried out as to attract nearly
all universities of its excellence and
its possibilities, and to' cause in them
a feeling of -envy. Among the college
unions which may be called successful
are Houston Club, at the University of
Pennsylvania, Social Hall at -Dart-
mouth University, the Harvard Union,
at Harvard University, pnd 'H'rt
House,' Toronto, Canada; but in 'no
way do any of these comnpare in the
size or quality of their buildings or in
the strength of their or n z with
our oven union. - sl . .
History Eentail
If we are to realize the meaniing :of
the building which studenta for 15
years have worked to maske possible,
and to understand the signife'ance of
the organization which las perhaps
proved more beneficial and effective
than any other college organization in
the nation, we must look to a hitory
o it.
The Michigan Union was incorpor-
ated in 1904 and during the first uni-
versity year of its existence, 1904-1905,
Edward F. Parker, '25L, served .as its
president, after the idea- for the or-
ganization had been activelr support-
ed by Dean Henry M. Bates of t e ,a1w
school, then a professor in that school,
and after he had, through a committee,
given rigidity and possibility to the
idea suggested by Parker.
Raised Funds Earjy
During the first year of the Union's
existence its main purpose was to
raise funds for securing itself a home.
With this end in view fairs, banquets,
and other entertainments were held.
In the meantime the committee which
Dean Bates was directing were meet-
ing 'from time to time to formulate
plans for formal organization, outline
the policies of the club, and to aid in
the securing of funds for a headquar-
The home of Judge T. M. Cooley,
which stood on a portion of the ground
now occupied by the. Union, was
bought in February; 1907, Puring the
following summer it was remodeled
and made to fit the purpose f a club
house, and in the month of November,
1907, the Union held a formal opening
and celebration in its first home. The
work of raising money was continued
(Continued on Page Ten)
President, 19Q4-5

Below is shown
cast of "Mich-o
genda," the first
Michigan Union
Opera, which was
held in 1907. At-
tention is called
to the difference
between the cos-
tumes shown in
the picture of
last year's Opera.

Shown above isl
a group of thoso
who took princi-
pal parts in last
year's opera,,
"Make it for
Two," among
whom is Arthur
J. Holden, '24, in
malo costume.

President, 1922-

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