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Indian Chief and Squaw Will Offer
for Sale Samples of Their
Basket Weaving
Boys from the University Fresh Air
Camp conducted by the Students
Christian association will be on the
campus this morningkand afternoon to
sell tags for the support of that camp.
The tag day has become an annual
event during the summer school, when
students here are asked to contribute
to the maintenance of the camp. More
than three hundred dollars must be
raised in the one day drive. Last year
$264 was raised on the campus, but
authorities are desirous of a better re-
sult today.
Boys Sell f~r Themselves
A carload full of boys will be
brought in from the camp today and
will be stationed at various parts of
the campus. They will sell the tags
for fifty cents or any amount that the
buyer will give.
Accompanying the boys will be
"Dad" Lockwood who, for the entire
period of the camp's existence; has
spent the summer with the boys, teach-
ing them nature lore, and Big Chief Jo,
a full blooded Indian, and his squaw
who have taught the boys basket weav-
ing. Samples of their art will be sold
on State street, the proceeds also to go
to the support of the camp.
Situated at Patterson Lake, a few
miles outside of Pinkney, Mich., the
camp site is the gift of business men
and friends. One hundred seventy-
eight acres in all were turned over to
the University Students Christian as-
sociation for the camp, and for the
past two years it has been managed
with great success. Five hundred boys
were sent out there last summer, and
since its inauguration as an institu-
tion, Tour years ago, more than 1500
poor boys of Detroit have been given a
summer's vacation there. The boys
which it reaches are the poor boys of
Detroit, juvenile court cases, and or-
phans who have no other opportunity
for a vacation in the open. University
men conduct the camp as leaders.
Eight Years is-
Limit ForMany
Married Couples
The fifth, sixth, and seventh years of
married life are the most dangerous,
if figures obtained from Clarmon L.
Pray, deputy county-clerk of Wash-
tenaw County, can be used as a basis
for this statement. Forty-one persons
made application for divorce during
the months of May, June and July.
Fourteen of the applicants had been
married from five to seven. years.
Twenty-five had been married less than
eight years.
According to Mr. Pray about-one-
half of the people applying for divorce
succeed in obtaining a decree. The
other half either become reconciled or
their case is dismissed because the
time limit has expired. Of the 41 ap-
plicants who appeared during the last

three months 26 were, women and 15
were men. Most of them appeared to
berabout 30 years of age and one or
two children was about the average
family quota. Cruelty was the usual
reason given for application. The most
comimon forms of cruelty given were
desertion and non-support.
The ratio of divorce applications to
marriages is about 1 to 4. During the
period in which the 41 divorce appli-
caticuis were made 171 marriage li-
censos were issued. Mr. Pray said
that he believed this ratio to be as low
as that of any county in the state.
About 60 per cent of the applicants
for Iivorce are native Americans. Ac-
cording to Mr. Pray this is true be-
cause foreigners are brought up to dis-
believe in divorce and thus are willing
to suffer a great deal more before
taking legal steps.
Babe Ruth hit his 28th home run
of the season Sunday.

Wear One
Buy a tag from the kids today
Discusses South African Station Do-
nated to the University in
. 1902
One of the most interesting and in-
structive lectures of the Summer ses-
sion was given by Prof. W. J. Hussey,
of astrophysics, in the Natural Science
auditorium at 5 o'clock yesterday on
the subject of the proposed South Af-
rican Observatory of the University.
The lecture fell into two divisions,
the first dealing with history of the
movement, the second consisting of a
discussion of the sites considered by
Professor Hussey on his recent trip to
In 1902 Mr. Robert P. Lamont, '91E,
of Chicago, visited the University
and Professor Hussey first broached
the subject of the desire he felt to
study the heavens of the southern
Lamont, '91E, Gave Aid
Seven years later Mr. Lamont offer-
ed the necessary financial aid, at
which time a 24 inch refracting tele-
scope was planned for that work. In-
ability to get lenses of the desired size
delayed the plans for 12 years and the
whole scheme was changed by the
discovery of 27 inch lenses at Jena,
Germany, in Sept. 1922.
This lens was polished at Pitts-
burgh in the shops of Mr. McDowell,

Present Score Gives U. S. 95, France
47, Great Britain 38 and
Finland 34
Paris, July 21.-(By A. P.)-The
United States, by completing its tennis
triumph today not only made a clean
sweep of all the major branches of the
Olympic competition, but rolled up a!
point total which clinches the all-
around championship of the games.
The completed tabulation tonight ofI
points for the 16 events thus far coin-
pleted shows that America is far in the
lead with 95 points, double that of the
nearest rival, France, which has 47
points and cannot overhaul the United
Mates even if triumphant in the re-
inaining 4 sports which are to be com-
ieted this week.
France jumped to second place by
scoring heavily in tennis, gymnastics,
encing and the modern pentathlon.
Great Britain is now third with 38
points, and Finland fourth with 84
points. The United States added 10
points under the Olympic scoring sys-
tem in tennis, and two more for gym-
nastics, the tabulation tonight re-
Championships have been carried off
by the United States in eight fields of
rivalry including tra(* and field, row-
ing, swimming, tennis, boxing, catch
as can wrestling, rugby and target
shooting. Norway, with victories in
the winter sports and the hunting
shooting, is the only other nation to
take two Olympic crowns. The other
six championships are distributed
among France, in fencing, Sweden
with the modern Pentathlon, Finland
vith the Creeko Roman wrestling, Ar-

Fair Play Spirit
Taught Boys At
Fresh Air Camp
Mr. H. C. Coffman, who is on the
U. of M. Fresh Air camp committee,
says that the boys who are sent to
the camp, which is situated 25 miles
northwest of Ann Arbor, come to the
camp with the "Get everything for
yourself" spirit. And while they are
there, the camp, if it does nothing else
worth while, certainly teaches these
boys the spirit of fair play. The
willingness to recognize the rights and
honors which should come to other
The games they play proauce the
group spirit. It teaches them to sub-
due the individual desire for the sake
of the group of which they are a
part: The boys come to realize the
folly of the destructive, gang spirit.
They learn to work together for a
common good. They are taught the
meaning of leadership, through com-
petition of the finest form.
The camp takes boys from nine to
sixteen years of age. And these young
fellows, once they are given an op-
portunity of this sort of outing, look'
forward to their vacation from year
to year with the keenest pleasupe.
The next section of the camp starts
next week. If the camp authorities
can procure the necessary finances,
they plan to accommodate one hundred
and thirty under-privileged boys from
Chief Joe Donatus, who is instructor
in Indiancraft at camp, and his wife,
will be in Ann Arbor Tuesday, with
several of the boys from camp, in the
interest of Tag day. This is for get-
ting enough funds to cover the ex-
penses of the last section of the
Cass Technical High School and the
Hotel Statler, both of Detroit, will be
visited by Summer session students
tomorrow afternoon. The first hour
of the afternoon will be spent at the
old and the new Cass Technical high
school buildings where the excursion-
ists will be given an opportunity to
inspect all of the departments of this
six-story structure.
From the high school the party will
proceed to the Hotel Statler where
special guides will conduct the vis-
itors through this up-to-date hotel.
Among the interesting features of this
institution which wit be seen are the
electrically driven laundry, the scrup-
ulously clean kitchen, the water. pur-
ification plant and the mechanical
equipment used to keep all of the con-
veniences in running order.
The party will eat at the Statler and
will be able to get back to Ann Ar-
bor by 7:45 o'clock. The trip will be-
gin at 1 o'clock when the excursion-
ists will take the D. U. R. from the
corner of Packard and State streets.
All persons wishing to take part in
this interesting excursion should leave
their names at the Summer session of-
fice before 6 o'clock tonight so that
proper provisions can be made.
Mr. Nelson Collins, editor of the
Free-Schools Exponent, will speak at
Harris hall on Wednesday evening,
July 23, at 7:30. He will discuss the
subject of "The State Supervision of
Non-Public Schools." Students of

education and all others interested
are invited to attend.



More than 100 women were pres ant at the opening lucheon of the
Institute of Government and Politics yesterday at the Union. Mrs. May
Wood-Simons, chairman of the Insti ute presided at the luncheon which
was held on the Union terrace.
Dean Edward H. Kraus, of the su umer session, welcomed the guests in
Iehalf of the University and the ci y. Dean Kraus commended the wom-
n upon their initiative in starting a school of this type in an effort to
!earn the essentials of good govern dent and to be able to use their right
of franchise intelligently.
Reed Glv s Lecture
Mrs. Craig C. Miller, president of he Michigan League of Women voters,
Jrs. Paul Rittenhouse, secretary to .the i fourth region of the national
League of Women voters, and Mrs. G. W. Patterson, president of the Ann
Arbor League of Women voters, were speakers at the luncheon. Enroll-
ment figures for the Institute record 3d 36 women at noon yesterday.
Prof. T. H. Reed, of the Political Science department, spoke to an audi-
ence of 60 women on "Political Parties," at the opening session of the Insti-
tute at 2 o'clock. Prof. Reed opened his lecture by defining the term polit-
ical party as a body of men united for promoting, by joint endeavor, the na-
tional interests upon some particular principle in which they are all agreed.
3ut, continued Prof. Reed, the partie: are not so much interested in pro-
moting their own interests. The peop a run the political parties which are
ands to securing certain results in g vernment.

Secretary of National Civil Service
Reform League Speaks on Need
of Reform




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cell and ready for test- g'ntina with polo, Uragua with soccer,
al test is, of course, not :nd Italy with gymnastics.
1 the lens is mounted in Altogether 22 of the 45 nations gain-
ged places in the scoring columns with
Hussey was in Australia the only remaining contests in yacht-
and spent two years in ing, weight lifting, cycling and the
the La Platte observa- ,qucstrian games.
vith the 17 inch telescope
d more than 300 double E
rofessor Hussey declares
3spheric conditions at La
At suitable for the obser- IN~ ' O FENO
ble stars, the work pro- P1LElOIIIL U
Michigan unit.
Made African Trip This afternoon will be filled with
Professor Hussey went to events of interest to educational stu-
in October, returning to dents and faculty. Members of the
March. In Cape Town, Men's Educational club and several
issey was received most guests from various places about the
shown every favor. state will meet on Ferry field at 3
nesberg and Victoria he o'clock to be conducted through the
mfontine, the capital of new Yost field house by Coach George
Africa which was chosen H. Little.
f the Michigan observa- At 4 o'clock the first faculty-super.-
of its favorable weather intendent baseball game of the sum-
mer will be played. Coach Fielding H.
are that there shall be Yost will act as umpire. The super-
observers there who will intendents have beaten the principals
Mans are completed with- in two games so far, while the faculty
has held the championship the lastl
part of the lecture con- two years.
re than 60 slides which After the game a weiner supper will
us noted observatories of be served, to be followed immediately
tates and of Europe. by the annual summer initiation into
the order of the Yellow Dog.

Denouncing the appointments ofi
Daugherty, Forbes, and Fall followingt
the last presidential election, and ex-t
tending his indictment to cover both
major parties and all branches of gov-
ernmental administration, Mr. H. W.t
Marsh, secretary of the National Civil
Service Reform League, spoke last
ight in Natural Science Auditorium on}
reforms at present necessary. t
In 1883 lack of rules specifying qual-
ifications for government positions and
the unscrupulous choice of officials by
political parties ushered in the merit,
system, the speaker recalled. The sit-'
uation now parallels the previous one,
he believes, and has been brought
about by the operation of laws passed
during the war period. Most of these
have to do with exception of so-called
"special experts" from all civil service
"Appointments are made in too many
Vases," Mr. Marsh stated, "on grounds
purely personal and political, and the
,nsidious operation of the law as it
ow stands leads both to decreased
ompetition in examinations and un-
-arranted dismissals after years of
cient service. City, county, state,
nd national governments have not
escaped the politician who has to
make good' his promises."
compulsory selection of the first per-
n at the head of examination; lists
oould be the simplest means of vali-
dating the civil service laws and dis-
establishing the "bribery chests," the
speaker said.
seven members of the education
faculty went Saturday on a fishing trip
to Long Lake where they were the
guests of Mr. C. H. Dawson, assistant
1 superintendent of Grand Rapids
schools, and Mr. Reuben Green, of the
vocational school of the same city.
The men spent the day on-the lake,
and made a catch of 110 fish. Prof.
C. O. Davis was the most successful
angler in the party.
Those who enjoyed the outing were
Dr. R. R. Raup, Prof. G. M. Whipple,
Prof. Clifford Woody, Prof. C. O. Dav-
is, Prof. J B Edmonson, Prof C S.
Berry, and Prof. Thomas Diamond.
The international handicap is the
feature race today at the opening of
the Devonshire track.

Country In Danger, States
Parties are inevitable, according to
Prof. Reed, because the only means
by which we can give effect to our
opinion is through unity. We could
have no effective democracy if we
didn't have group opinion. The desire
to win has kept the two great parties
in this country together. The platform
of the two parties contain practically
every subject upon which America is
divided. The two party system of
America is doomed for you can not
hold the opinion of all the people in
two groups for ever. At the present
time, the two parties of the country
represent practically the same thing.
Prof. Reed concluded by stating that
the two party system would be all
Ight if it would work but it is not
1orking. The only remedy is that
the people vote in accordance with
their own convictions, do away with
prejudices, decide our own individual
questions and not be deceived by party
bunk or party background. "There
'ever was a time when the country
was in grave danger," declared Prof.
Reed, "for political disintegration will
lead up straight away from democ-
Wood Speaks
Prof. A. E. Wood, of the sociology
department, spoke on "Legislation and
Social Progress" at 3 o'clock. He be-
gan with an outline of the historical
basis for social legislation and traced
the changes that took place during the
period of sthe industrial revolution.
Among the demands made by the
English women who are interested in
social legislation today, stated Prof.
Wood, are: Minimum wage scale; a
48 hour week; a state allowance for
motherhood; establishment of a de-
partment of public health; improve-
ment of divorce laws; abolition of poor
laws and the establishment of nursery
schools. Prof. Wood declared that the
women of this country should work
toward the establishment of a public
health department in our government.
Prof. Wood continued to point out
the types of social legislation and
explained the police power which is
fundamental in social legislation. He
closed his lecture with an explanation
vi the aims of social legislation. "The
future of the American people is guar-
anteed," continued Prof. Wood, "if you
:an build up a standard of living that
will safeguard society and the moral
as well as material welfare of the
At the close of the sessions of the
Institute, the women attended an in-
ormal reception at the home of Mrs.
George W. Patterson, 2101 Hill street.
Mrs. Francis King, of Alma, formerly
president of the Garde n clubs of Amer-
ica, and Mrs. Craig Miller, of Marshall,
spoke to the 90 guests present. Mrs.
May Wood-Simon and Mrs. Paul Rit-
tenhouse were guests of honor at the
Fire department was called to 1912
Geddes avenue about 9:40 o'clock Sun-
day night to extinguish a small chim-
ney fire.

has annexed 10 out of 201
Olympic games this year.,

Mr. A. A. Rather is in
arrangements for the day.

charge of

Views Around U. of M. Fresh Air Camp

Two views of the University Fresh Air camp which is sponsored by the S. C. A. Tag days and popular
subscriptions supply the funds necessary to give-00 boys a vacation in the country each summer. Sports are
offered, with instruction in basket weaving, woodcraft and other outdoor branches. Students of the University
give their services as instructors and captains at the camp.

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