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75th Anniversary Souvenir Edition

Big Issues Wednesday
and Thursday Mornings T



Latest Happenings
Anniversary Celeb




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Aeademic Procession Was a
of the Mornings Ex-



A bequest of $100 has been
made to the Michigan Union by
Carl H. 0. Adam, '10, whose la-
mented death occurred last Mon-
day. Word concerning this one
of the last wishes of the well
known and well beloved young
man, was received at the Michi-
gan Daily office last night in the
form of a telegram from Victor
Jose, '13 L, at Indianapolis.
No notice of the gift had been
received at the Union last night,
and it is not known whether it
was made by a will or by verbal
request. Adam's bequest is the
second ever to have been left to
the Michigan Union. Last year
a like amount was left to the or-
ganization by Logan Cheek, '10
L, of Kentucky. The sum was
made a part of the building
fund, and Manager Heath ex-
pressed the belief last night that
a like disposition would be made
with the amount lately acquir-




The climax of all the public festivi-
ties of the week was reached last ev-
ening when an all-senior sing, a con-
cert, by the 26th Infantry band, and
the senior promenade were given.
With the completion of these practi-
cally everything concerned with the
Seventy-fifth Anniversary Celebration
except the Commencement Day exer-
cises comes to an end.
The campus was beautifully lighted
with many hundreds of Japanese lan-
terns hung in rows above the walks,
which twined in and out from the li-
brary to the law building on one side
and to the Memorial hall on the
other, and when viewed from a dis-
tance while gently swaying in the
wind made a decoration unsurpassed
by none, in both beauty and simplicity.
While the band was discoursing its
music to the several thousand appre-
ciative listeners, a searchlight played
upon the crowd, while the nearby
lights of both the chemical and med-
ical buildings showed up the scene
with great brilliance. Several pieces.
were rendered by the musicians, and
were enthusiastically encored.
Senior Promenade and Reception.
Occurring at the same time as the
concert was the senior promenade,
taken part in by many of the near-
graduates. Forming in front of Me-
morial hall the line passed through
Universtiy hall, down South University
to the engineering building and down
the diagonal walk, ending finally at
the starting point.
Following shortly ,after this was the
senate reception, given to delegates,
invited guests, graduates and seniors,
by the UniversitySenate. It was large-
ly attended, nearly twenty-five hun-
dred guests being present. Music was
furnished by the military band.
Campus "Cops" on Duty.
To do away with small boys appro-
priating the Japanese lanterns and to
preserve general order, Chief of Police
Apfel officially swore in sixty under-
graduated to act as a vigilance com-
mittee. No trouble, however, was ex-
perienced, as all the small boys were
seemingly not desirous of "starting"
Academic Procession Unique.
Over five thousand people lined the
walks of the campus in the morn-
ing.\to witness one of the most unique
spectacles ever seen in this city, when
nearly two hundred academic guests
and faculty members, accompanied by
over a thousand alumni and five hun-
dred seniors, marched in stately pro-
cession from Memorial hall to the big
canvas pavilion. The visiting dele-
gates from other schools presented a
novel and impressive appearance in
their varl-colored academic robes,
while the new Michigan colors were
much in evidence on the costumes of
faculty members of the university.
The procession was headed by the1
26th United States infantry band,,and
following were the alumni of the uni-
versity. Next in the line of march


Alumni Were Out in Bunches
Furnished Much Pepper
and Features.

Nine years of persistent and consci-


Led by their class president, Fred
Dewey of Detroit, fifty loyal wearers
of the crimson '02 marched the streets

The Michigan worm turned, and a entious service for the good of Michi-

2 to 1 victory over the Quaker visit-
ors is the story of the turning. The
contest was a thriller and so was the
crowd of old boys that packed the
Ferry field stands.
To Baribeau must be given a large
portion of the credit for the much ap-
preciated and much needed victory.
But two clean hits were made off his
delivery during the ten fiercely con-
tested rounds that it took to decide the
issue. Those two hits fell together
but even at that he might not have
been scored on had his support been
perfect. A single, immaterial pass, is-
sued after two had expired in the
tenth, speaks for his control.
Alumni Furnish Pepper and Features,
The "old boys" did as much to make
the afternoon a banner one as the
ball players. They turned out in
bunches and yelled and sang as fans
ought to. The '02 parade, much in ev-
idence on the campusallday, appear-
ed on the diamond just after the game
(Continued on page 3.)

gan came to a close yesterday when
the Alumni Memorial Hall Committee
of the alumni association was given a
vote of thanks, accorded three lusty
cheers, and formally discharged at the
annual meeting of the association. The
association accepted the offer of a De-
troit alumnus, whose name is not an-
nounced, to provide funds for a bronze
tablet bearing the names of the com-
mittee, to be placed in .the building
to commemorate their work. The
members of the committee are: Claud-
ius B. Grant, '59, Victor C. Vaughan,

of Ann Arbor yesterday to the melo- f ed. *
dious strains of an imported hurdy- *a *
gurdy, loudly accented by the mellow * * * * * * * * * * *
but noisome tones of fifty ancient cow
bells. Each member of the class was-
costumed in "purple and fine linen ION A'EN Y DOES GOOD
duster," and a white slouch hat bear- WORK IN SECURING ROOMS.'
ing the class numerals in brilliant-
red. The rooming agency installed by the
From morning till night the class- Michigan Union for the purpose of
mates stuck together, in one grand providing accommodations to visiting
celebration of their tenth anniversary. alumni has had no diffoculty to date
When there was nothing else sched- in finding places for all who applied.
uled-such as the class meeting, the At no time was there a rush at the
class picture, the baseball game, the desk, and the number of applicants
class smoker at the .Iatel Ailenel, or was far less than expected. It is sup-
the fire-works display in the evening- posed that the list of rooming houses
they simply paraded the streets in to- published by the Union some time ago,
ken of their claim that they are as and sent out to all prospective visitors,
much "alive" now as ten years ago enabled many to engage accommoda-
when they applied a pail of red paint to tions in advance.
the law building, which, they say, is The Union authorities say that nev-
still in evidence. er before has the attituue or the alum-
"Pep" in '07 E1, Too. 'ni been better providenced toward the
(Continued on page 2.) institution.

Prof. Jeremiah W. Jenks, '78, Will
Principal Speaker at the
The seniors today are the chief o
jects of attention and the "o14 grad
will sit back and watch the you
blood pass before the platform of t
big tent and receive the coveted shee
skins. Nine hundred and forty-sev
diplomas will be presented this moi
ing at the sixty-eighth annual co
mencement of the university.
Prof. Jeremiah Whipple Jenks, '
LL.D. '03, of Cornell University, wi
deliver the principal address at t
exercises. Prof. Jenks took his ma
ter's degree here in 1879 and receiv
his Ph.D from the University of Ha
in 1885. He was professor of soc
science and economics at the Univi
sity of Indiana from 1889 to 1891 a
since that time has been professor
political science at Cornell Universi
Prof. Jenks was also an expert age
of the United States Industrial Co:
mission and has been a consulti
agent to the United States Departm(
of Labor.
The order of march will be simil
to that of yesterday. All of the se
tions will assemble at 8:30 at the sai
places as yesterday morning. As it
the big day for the class of 1912, th
will head the procession and will op
ranks at the tent for the Guard
Honor section to pass through a
then countermarch into the pavilloi
"Colors" will be sounded by trumr
eters at 8:15 a. m. and the processi
will start at 8:45. After the address
the bachelor's degree will be conferr(
and then the advanced degrees and tl
honorary degrees.
At 1:15 p. m. those attending t
commencement dinner in Waterm
gymnasium will assemble under
pan Oak and march to Barbourj
The Wolverine Appears July 2
The first regular issue of The W
verine will appear July 2, and assig
ments will be given out July 1 at 1
in. The staff is as yet but meagre
filled, and there is much room
summer students who desire to da
ble in journalism.


'75, Edward W. Pendleton,"
B. Warren, '91, Charles M.F
F. H. Walker, '73, Martin
'62, and William N. Brown,
Names were adopted forf
rooms in Memorial Halla
"Ezra Rust Room," fort

'72, Charles
Burton, '73,
L. D'Ooge,
'70 L.
four of the
as follows:
the lecture!

room on the second floor; "Arthur Hill
Room," for the reading room on the
north side of the main floor; "Dexter
Mason Ferry Room" for the north gal-
(Continued on page 2.)


Geo. M. Lane, '53, a former secretary
of the Detroit Board of Commerce,
found a comfortable chair in Memorial
hall and proceeded to tell about some
of the stunts that happened while he
was in college.
"Back in those days they made us
go to chapel every morning," he said.
"The boys didn't like the idea so nat-
urally they concocted many little
schemes to give their absence a plaus-
ible appearance. There was a large
bell on the campus and when we heard
it ringing we knew that it was time for
the chapel services to begin.
"One cold morning in the middle of
winter a number of students jumped
out of their beds before daylight with
a fixed determination to stop the old
bell from sending out its daily sum-
mons. They made their way to the
little belfry each carrying a bucket of
water. The old bell was turned upside
down and filled with the contents
of their pails. In a half hour the
water had become a solid mass of ice,
the clapper could not perform its ser-
vices and there was no call to chapel
that morning."
E. Bancker, '60 L, who has practiced
law for the last twenty years in Jack-
son, tells this one: "One of our pro-
fessors insisted on delivering long and
prosy lectures and they were so dull
that we determined to take some dras-
tic measures to suppress them. At
that time an old donkey was roaming

about the campus so the boys captur-
ed him one morning, lead him into the
lecture room, and gave him the place
usually occupied by our instructor.
"When the professor arrived and
found the platform occupied he was
exceedingly abashed but recovered
sufficiently to say to the class: "Gen-
tlemen, I find that you have chosen
one of your own number to address
you this morning so I shall postpone
my lecture for the present."
'76 Was a Live Class!
Out in front of the museum enjoying
the shade of the tall maples, a reporter
found a number of alumni wearing
badges of the seventies.
"Why the class of '76 was the live-
liest bunch that ever left our Alma
Mater,' they said.
"Forepaws circus came to town one
day, and all the boys went and sat to-
gether," said one of the veterans.
"Whenever a clown came out and
cracked a bum joke we showed our
disapproval. Then Forepaw himself
made us a little speech and said he
wanted the disturbance stopped. If
they wouldn't let us enjoy their fun
in the tent we decided to have our
own outside so we left the place and
proceeded to play havoc with the show.
"The nuts on the wagon axles were
taken off and carried away, bottles of
sulphuric acid were thrown n top
of the tent after the corks had been
taken out and then the acid ran down

and ate the canvass. When the tents of youth eternal, and years have only
were taken down and placed in boxes, served to increase the sprightliness
the boys got several gallon bottles of acquired by classroom contact with
acid from the laboratories and poured the huskier sex.
them over the folded canvass. fledics of '62 Are Steadfast.
"Finally the old circus wagons be- Five members of the seven living
gan to move but they all stopped when graduates in the medic class of '62 at-
the wheels started to come off. Other tended the fiftieth reunion of the class
nuts were obtained and they got on yesterday. They are Benjamin Harri-
the road again. They were going to son, Dunkirk, N. Y.; Samuel Perkey,
Ypsi but we burned the bridge down Chicago; Preston Rose, Ann Arbor;
before they could cross the streams Norman Johnson, Ionia; and Peter
and there was no show the next af- Schuyler, Evansville, Ind.
ternoon." One Roosevelt Responds From Cuba.
Who were these men? Well, all John B. Roosevelt, '72, "oh! yes,
they would say was: "The men who quite a distant cousin of T. R." who
told this story are the men who did hails from Scuntias Stritis, Cuba, has
the stunt. We wouldn't give our nam- journeyed from that southern clime
es to the faculty then and we can't; to reunite and jubilate in Ann Arbor.
give our names to the public now." "The revolution," says he," amounts
First Girl Grad Back Too. to no revolution at all. It's mostly
Hats off, ye grads of early days. newspaper (?) talk."
Hats off, ye stripling undergrads, for Four Regents Graduated in '82.
back to the old town has come one The class of '82 deserves to be en-
of whom you speak with deference. titled the "Regents' class." Regents
The first girl graduate of this univer- real of Ann Arbor, Clements, of Bay
sity has returned for the reunion of City, Leland, of Detroit, and Grant, of
the class of '72. And the name Made- Manistee, all left the university at one
line Stockwell Turner is by no means Commencement to go out and win for
a forgotten one, for this Kalamazoo Michigan dignity and prestige.
graduate, after braving the sensations Regent Beal entertained his class-
of being a co-educational lassie before mates at a reunion dinner last even-
the advent of the turkey.-trot, is fain- ing. During the afternoon the august
ous throughout the country as a club persons of the class of '82 were watch-
woman and authoress of no little note. ed by an interested crowd, as they
Like many of those returning Mrs. cake-walked up University hall cor-
Turner seems to have found the spring, ridor by way of celebration.



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This is the last of three color-..
ed souvenir issues which The
Michigan Daily has offered dur-
ing Commemoration Week. All
three-red, green and yellow
may be purchased at news.
stands, book stores, and drug
stores, as well as on the street,
T'he three contain a complete
record of the week's events with
biographical and other items of.
interest when combined, and
make an attractive souvenir of
the occasion. Don't fail to take
them home with you.


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