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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY, MAY 22,

CHIGA N'S

SONGS

HAVE

CO LORFUL

BACKGROUND

liarly intrinsic to this era of science yuth to ngh
and elficieny. Te mechanism of labord unde
the whole affair is apt to deceive the the soul of t
spectators into losing sight of the c S A few othe
part that encouragement from the of Michigan
a111N A A KF ata(~rl ly n frm Fathe on"
si inea, from the stands, and from
"l Tlf IiiiClr 4 ~r Fl.f t , ' ands, truly plays in a victory one.g Arbor" the l
Ky Stlrig )hrcles Are lorgotte; he field! History of the songs rbowrtte'
though not an accurate indication of
Remia~in Most PopuIla~r the wins and tosses, seems to point to presecuting
the fact that the spirit is the thing! ty. "In Col
SIS IS AUTHOR OF SONG The chorus of '"Michigan's Men of tional and f
Steel" holds the germ of sentiment Friar society
ditor'i \te: this is the fourth full blown in the verse of the song
#a seties of xweekly artithe stoy t ye rytofr self:wich reh
ted by The Daily ni thisi ory of itself:.th
6IChigan \usic and the Liuio Operas "Hail, il, H ailthe men whoplay advent of r
eit material for these rticles was' ' neverpublis
oinilel 1 rkits. 1nuic Macs Root, the game!
nager of the lichigan Jsic Sho Hail, hail, hail, the men who win city disban
athe .Arcd(evwho has four yeas fostred ' tl, uget dema
Jkhigan spirit iu te work which she has the fame. Afterttheni
ro,, unaided, for the permanence of its Michigan's men both far and near, Aftthe ar
Join in one triumphant cheere it was arra
Varsity" was not played by the ee ae sthe men all enemies fear, e that songs were born to live, book and co
Michigan's men of steel." pherep
chigan band alone on the dedica- Sg Is Failure when "friends were friends for friend- C uh
in day of the new stadium, but by More tuneful, perhaps, than the ship's sake," and patrons of the Compilinght
combined banda of Ohio and Mich- prize song of 1910, this song failed to "Orient" and "Joe's" sang with the tn its eighth
task as ite
in. October 22, 1927, was one of the win the applause it merited at the sincerity of a prayer! With the pass- from 160 to
t perfect days in the history of time but it is considered by .music ing of Joe Parker, some of the atmos- it impossibl
days critics as a true cheering song. Songs phere has gone, leaving only a hazy ittisp
ichigan football. A clear sky like this should be sung at all the recollection in the minds of the older and to say
read like a canopy over the tiers of games by students, as an exclusive alumni of the good times once en- succss wou
alumi o th god ties nceen-Bound inc
ill-filled seats and crowded bleach- student feature of the games. The joyed at the Huron street meeting book sales
. An occasional e'rutane, engaged in only way in which this idea may be place. bran over 1,
dng pictures cf the game, roared worked out is to instigate informal Many of the songs which are in- Dr. J. B. An
Orhead. Photogrophers on the grid- Isinging of the songs at all gatherings cluded in the present Michigan song versity at th
a and on the very top of the buzz- i of any sort, at fraternities, around the books are those which have grown, honored pos
press box, were grinding away fur- camp fire on Cap night, and on all oc- and knew their birth in "Joe's" and I ws edited
isly, as fully 85 thousand people ;asions which draw loyal Michigan the "Orient." Among the best of these '09, and Ear
ed their voices to the strains of ( students together. is the song: published b
arsity" accompanied by two bands Four operas were tucked away in "I want to go back to Michigan house in the
tich resembled in no particular the the belts of the aspiring dramatists at To dear Ann Arbor town, by Mrs. M.
poverished organizations which had the University, -and several football Back to Joe's and the Orient, University M
fred out "Varsity" many years be- songs had Miade their appearance Back to some of the money I spent. over 14 year
. Truly, the stage was set, the when a demand was created for a new I want to go back to Michigan, The onlya
ature ready to be framed and hung! wsong book containing the more modern To dear Ann Arbor town, it contained
'Varsity" is peculiarly suited to songs. After deliberation warranted I want to go back, J B
adstand singing and carries with it by well-founded fear as to how a new I got to go back,-to Mich-i-gan" oJ HBAngell,
entiment and inspiration which has song book would be received, Mrs. Song's Writer Is Unknown heof ri Audit
declined but rather improved since Minnie Maes Root, founder of the Nobody seems to know who wrote in the wrigis
day it stimulated Mr. Fisher, the University Music house, undertook the this song and nobody seems to care! idea was so
e .well-known dance orchestra lead- task of compiling a new song book Authorities on Michigan say it "simply accepted fe
to lay the foundation for our pres- which contained the music from the growed, like Topsy." It is a fact that m f unsae
tUniversity band. When the foot- first five aperas, the football songs it "growed" either in the homely, - tions of the
i teams hear the sincere strains of which have been described in earlier timate atmosphere if the "Orient," or forts madei
'We're for you, here for you, toiissues of the history, and the tradi- in "Joe Parker's Place." outgrowth o
eheer you.. tional songs which have been sung At all informal mnetings it is to this hall and the
and then the joyful burst of around the tables at Joe Parker's, the song that old grads turn for an outlet May festival
husiasm cincident with the half- meeting place for thousands of stu- to their vocal abilities. Of all the gent of the
n , half-shouted verse: dnts and almni who found it neces- Michigan comic songs, like "Romeo Michigan, d
-Varsity, down the field, never yield, sary to quench their thirst before be- and Juliet,' 'the "Co-ed That Van- project of a
raise high your shield, ginning of the second verse! Joe's, a quishes Me," '"When I First Kissed ture May fe
larch on to victory for Mich-i- rendezvous for those who liked to talk Sweet Margaret," and "Tobias and tions, and a
gan!" a bit, study a bit, and drink a glass Bohunkus," "I Want to Go Back to tion. The re
.it is no wonder Michiga teams of beer, was also a meeting place for Michigan" is the most popular and the forts was ti
winningwtean m! the alumni association of Ann Arbor best known. Lacking the swing and structure n
Denand Field Song for many years. The only evidence luster of the fight songs, and the torium.
.bout the time that "Varsity" ap- of the charm of Joe Parker's lies in depth of feeling present in the "Yel- -
ed, Michigan spirit, both in the the engraving of names in the tops of low and the Blue," this song holds I UNIVERS]
relopment of songs and in the ini- the tables, some of which were later something of the humor and hilarious A unique de
on of a strong football game pa- transferred to the Union tap room, and atmosphere of college life. Neither ly when an
nage, made rapid strides until in others to the new '"Joe Parker" res- true to Michigan standards, not typical with a profe
.0 there arose -a. demand for a field taurant, managed by the daughter of of college life in general, it retains ucation. Th
ig. The University Alumni associa- Joe Parker. enough of the stereotyped picture of that college
n offered a prize which was cap- Benohii Old Spirit the care-free, self-indulgent college should be a
ed by Roy Dickinson Welch and If alumni of the University wish to
man Bryson, the former having return some of these fine, days and
itten the music, Bryson, the words. create an old-time uproar in Joe Park- NO
e chorus of the song runs rich in er's or the "Orient," erstwhile Main
dfication of, the long-sought, true streat rival of Parker's, they will
cligan spirit. Welch expressed in have to bomb the place! In the words
-air what Bryson conveyed when of the former owner of the "Orient,"
wrote: "Things in Ann Arbor aren'.t what
Strong in the strength of our thou- they used to be."
sands, Back in the "good old days," when
'dey can never fight in vain! cheers were cheers and beer was beer, The Gayest Picture of
',ift to the goal they are plunging Joe Parker's flourished, in spite of its
and Aain street competitor. Crowds Loye You've
'hey honor the prize they gain. gathered joyfully around the '"benches
)f manly fame undying, built fer two" loyally boasting of the
7irtors in spirit and daring prowess of Michigan teams and of the
'hyy will fight as true men can. immortal Michigan spirit. After the
WV'l yell, yell, yell, 'til ]the last games, thse two harbors of refuge
kichoes tell were turnitd into veritable riot halls. _,
rICTORY! for MICHIGAN!" Cheers raised the roofs, while plain-
ie song was immediately published tive melodies floated out into the
the Root Music house and although streets to the merry tinkle of the cash-
njoyed a good sale at its inaugur- registeru. It was in such an atmos-
n it has since fallen by the way-

ten the heart of the he-
rgraduate and to gladdn ';
he retrospective alumnus.
rs in thi; class are " 'Tis
We Sing," the "Old Friars
"I Kind of Like Ann
ast of which is known to I
y Robert M. Toms, now
attorney in Wayne coun-
ege Days" was the tradi-
avorite song of the old

SIX PHYSICIANS PEAKEleven Killed When ENN PRAR
Poison Gas Escapes
L IN I In German Town PROGRAMS OFSTUDY
Faced with the grim reality of chem-
Of Sixty-Five Addresses Scheduled, . Prof. James B. Edmonson, direc
__ _ r l u la f h h iini±o TTa [

i

I

y, a campus organization
ed its zenith, before the
ohibition. This song was
hed until the Friar so-
ded, and then only at the
and of the student body.
r was secured from onc
r Friar society members,
nged for the new song
pyrighted.R
Ale -New Son~gboo(k
the latest song book, now
edition, was a notable
entailed the enlargement
280 pages. Demand made
e to with-hold publication,
that it enjoyed a huge
ild be mildly stating facts.
oth in maize and blue, the
for the first five months
000. It was dedicated to
gell, president of the Uni-
at time, and holder of the
sition for over 40 years.
by Roy Dickinson Welch,
l Vincent Moore, '12, and
y the University Music
year 1913, being compiled
M. Root, founder of the
Music house and owner for
s.
pictures of interest that
were those of President
of Dr. A. A. Stanley, and
torium. Dr. Stanley's work
nation of the May festival
well done, and .so widely
hat University hall be-
for singing congrega-,
size that Dr. Stanley's ef-
necessary. It was as an
f this condemnation of U-1
immediate success of thej
, that Arthur Hill, a re-
University from Saginaw,
onated funds to back the
new auditorium for fu-
stival activities, convoca-
ssemblies of like descrip-
esult of Arthur Hill's ef-
he realization of a great
ow known as Hill audi-
ITY OF WASHINGTON-
bate was held here recent-
masked student debated
ssor of the School of Ed-
e question was: Resolved,
fraternities and sororities
bolished.

Not One Doctor Capcelled 1
His Engagement
MANY DOCTORS ATTENDa
More than 1200 physicians were inl
attendance at the four day medical
clinic held last week in Detroit and
at which six University doctors gave
addresses. A unique feature of the
clinic was that of the 65 addresses7
which were scheduled, not a doctori
broke his engagement.
Eight hundred registered for the
clinic which was held under the com-
bined aid of the Detroit College of
Medicine and Surgery, the Wayne'
County Medical Society, the Michi-
gan Medical Society, and the Depart-
ment of Post-Graduate Medicine of
the University of Michigan. Over 400
other doctors attended the clinic with-
out registering.
At present a program is under con-
sideration for similar clinics of shor-
ter duration to be given yearly in
three or four of the larger cities of
the state. A tentative program of
clinics for next fall is being arranged
for Flint, Grand Rapids, and Ann Ar-
1)01. The clinics will probably con-
tinue for a two or three day period,
ind are primarily for the purpose of
tiding doctors to keep up with the
idvances in their profession.
University doctors who addressee
he clinic were Dr. Aldred Scott War
thin, professor of pathology, Dr. Pres-
ton M. Hickey, professor of roentgen-
ology, Dr. Louis H. Newburgh, profes-
sor of clinical investigation, Dr. James
D. Bruce, director of the department
of post-graduate medicine, and pro-
fessor of internal medicine, Dr. Cyru:
C. Sturgis, director of the Simpsorn
Memorial institute, and Dr. Roy P
Canfield, professor of Otolaryngology.
EXTINGUISHERS
ARE PURCHASED
Sixty-two extinguishers and ten py-
rene extinguishers have been purch-
ased by the Building and Grounds de-

i at warare, the citizens o1 Hamburg,
Germany, realized again the horrors
of the late war when a deluge of
phosgene gas swept down upon them
Sunday from the laboratories of Dr.
Hugo Stolzenburg.
It is reported that by noon of that
day the fumes of this wartim e poison
gas had penetrated the Free Harbor
district throwing the residents into a
panic, while eleven firemen and pol-
icemen had died and ninety other vic-
tims had been taken to hospitals.
Troops were called, out to guide men,
women, and children through the
streets to other sections of the city
while the endangered district has been
closed. It. was hoped that a rain which
set in would clear up the atmosphere
and aid the northeast wind which was
blowing the gas to the nearby town
of Wilhelmsburg.
The gas which is no longer manu-
factured was some that had been left
over from' the late war and was stored
in the laboratories of Dr. S'tolzenburg
in tanks preparatory to being sent to
the United States. A supply of gas-
masks has been ordered from Berlin
to cope with the situation and to aid
in stopping the leaks in the tanks.

of the Division of Uiversity Inspye-
tion of High Schools, has issued a
suggested program for training pu-
pils of the secondary schools in ef-
ficient habits of study.
As every school accredited by th
University is expected to follow sous;
definite and specified plan for train-
ing their students in effective study
methods, Professor Edmonson consid-
ered that "study helps" issued by the
Univesity would furnis the b e!>
means for accomplishing this. Co;-
sequently, lie has published a list fC
112 requisites for good study. Anoug
these are a study program; have the
proper conditions of light, materal,
etc.; work independently; and several
other suggestions of equal merit.
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partment and will be distributed im-
mediately in many of the campus -
buildings, including the new museum.
A few will be installed in the Natural
Science building and especially in
those places where laboratory equip-
1ment is situated.

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Le as others of the now well-re-
embered Michigan songs came
arching in.
Not satisfied with a few song pro-
ctions, Roy Dickinson Welch step-
d gallantly forwad with a new foot-
11 song about 1913, at the time when
otball spirit was pulling itself out
a trough of depression. Welch
ote the music and words for his
ng called "Michigan's Men of Steel,"
d appropriately dedicated it to
len who play and men who cheer
r Michigan." To the casual football
n, -the precision with which this
me is played lends an air pecu-

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