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The Wolverine, 1912-07-11

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At Your Door Thrue IhFifteen Hundred Sum-
Evenings a Week, 75c _ t me Session Student



No. 7.

Wolverine Editor Recei es Sunday
Edition of Blood-thirsty
It is not a yellow sheet, the news-
paper before us; nay, it is a blue
sheet, printed in pure white letters;
yet it has much to.do with murder,
and not a little with robbery. As
proof that it fosters and abets killing,
we offer the following poem wrieten
by its Edior-in-Chief, "Mort" Hunter,
whose very pseudonym is significant
of murderous intent.
"Dirt au Skeeters"
An poem by Lippencott's and Ye
Ed, and with no apologies to Kipling
"What are the guys swattin' for?"
Said Flies-on-Parade.
"To clean you out, to clean you out,"
The Colored Comic said.
'What makes you so gay, so gay?"
Said Flieson-Parade.
"I'm thinking of the sport I'll have,"
The Colored Comic said;
For they're swattin' dirt and "skeet-
You can hear the swatters play,
The guys the country thru
Are swattin' all the day.
They've sworn a hell of a hygienic
To chase the bugs away,
And they're swattin' DIRT AND
As additional defense of our posi-
tion in condemning the felonious and
belligerent attitude of "The Black-
Fly," we proffer these facts; that the
official motto of the paper is, "SHE'S
HIN STINGAIR;" that Art Editor
"Bob" McMath has run an engraving
of "The Good Ship Goboon," a "power-
ful-dreadnought" now under construc-
tion, and has rejoiced in its nearness
to completion; and that this same
Art Editor, who might well be called
"Fighting Bob," has also run a kodak
picture which is a parody and a per-
version of that fine old painting, "The
Spirit of '76."
As for the robbery mentioned above,
we are glad to say that the supporters
of "The Black-Fly" were the victims
of one Van Doodle, a.Topinabee boat-
man, who got away with five of
their good dollars, and put them a-
shore some seven dusty miles from the
destination originally agreed upon.-
Also, we rejoice to note that these
educated malefactors, all of them
"sharks in S. and R.," failed to recoup
their loss by a burglarious assault
upon a nickel slot-machine. But that
which gives us most pleasure is the
fact that this piratical band is now
engaged in a sort of internecine war-
fare that promises to annihilate them
soon: for two of their number, one
Collins and one Kuhn, have started
a tonsorial parlor, and are fast butch-
ering the remainder of the gang.
In short, the engineers encamped at
Douglas Lake have sent us the Sun-
day edition of their newspaper, which
is entitled "The Camp Davis Black-
Fly;" and we find that, besides being
an aggressive publication, it is full
of interesting and witty items that tell
of hard work and good times profit-
ably combined. In addition to those
persons already mentioned, the edi-
torial staff numbers among its mem-
bers "Mac" McGee, Editorial Writer,

and "Jinx" Otto, Athletic Editor,
while "Nig" Kuhn is Business Man-
ager. Several days ago, The Wolver-
ine received a copy of a previous pub-
lication, from the same source, which
was called "SHE'S A WHALE." It
gave promise of the up-to-date sheet
received later.

Prof. M. L. D'Ooge Entertains With
Account of Development of
In his illustrated lecture yesterday
afternoon on "Olympia and the Great
Games," Prof. M L. D'Ooge traced the
history of the games from their origin
in a local festival, about 776 B. C.
to their gradual growth in the great
Greek festivals which knitted the
states together in a national unity.
"During these great games," said
Prof. DOoge, "a sacred truce was
declared; and no armed soldiers were
allowed to be present. The festival,
originally athletic, took on other
features, and from about the fifth cen-
tury ,B. C., famous poets, historians,
and orators gave- public exhibitions.
Later hucksters and traders invaded
the games until the festival finally de-
generated into a kind of fair. The
games and aukiliary affairs were con-
tinued until the time of Theodosius,
379 A. D., who looked upon this fes-
tival as a stronghold of paganism and
declared it abolished."
Some of the features of these games
were the foot races, the pentathlon,
running, jumping, diacus throwing,
wrestling, and javelin thrownig. In
comparing the records of the ancients
with our modern records Prof. D'Ooge
told of one Phayllus .who is said to
have jumped 55 feet; our modern rec-
ord, the speaker hastened to add, is
29 feet, 7 inches. This same Phayllus
threw the discus 124 feet, 8 inches.
The jumping was done with weights
in each hand, which were thrown
backward to give the jumper addition-
al impetus,
Prof. D'Ooge called attention to the
fact that women were excluded, but
said this was probably, due to a re-
ligious taboo. The women held a
festival by themselves.
Concluding, the lecturer said,
"There is a tendency today to regard
athletics as an end in itself, fostered
by the spirit of rivalry, which tends
to promote professional- training.
Galen's treatise on 'Exercise with the
Small Ball,' says the athlete's life ben-
efits neither the state nor himself, the
athlete having neither health nor
beauty, Exaggerated honors are paid
to mere bodily skill. The Greek spirit
of love of art, beauty, proportion, and
harmony, however, exhibits to the
world the ideal of a manwhose 'mind
is higher than the body.' For the
mind we share with the gods but the
body with the animals."
Nine Patients are Victims of Dog at
Pigeon, Mich.
There are at present sixteen pa-
tients receiving treatment for rabies
at the Pasteur institute. Nine of these
are from Pigeon, Michigan, and all
were bitten by the same dog. Six
other victims remained in their home
town for treatment. Twenty-five dogs
and sixteen pigs were bitten and all
were killed as victims of rabies. Six
of the patients here are members of
the family owning the- terrier, and
the remaining three are neighbors who
were bitten before the seriousness of
the wounds became realized. x
The other patients who are being
treated at the institute are from Es-
canaba, Iron Mountain, Detroit, and
No cases of rabbies have been re-
ported here in the city, but the muz-
zling of all dogs, especially during the
months of July and August, has been
ordered. Several students. were ar-
rested this spring for disregarding
this order.

Four More Enroll,
Four more students entered the
summer session yesterday, three in
the medical department, and one in the

BY INTOXICANTS i3 - . nI t hoAf
Mind Diseases Due to Numerous I In '-rk-' 'l.Eplains ltscalic-
Conditions; Increase Now Gives (le-omit Ness sen-ce.-) eliot n n s.dnns iih
Much Alarm.ur_
t_ _Stockholm, J1 tI 1.--i-ilth Crai
STRICT MARRIAGE LAWS NEEDED wiion this morning the 200-Meter i-ashB

"Intoxicants and drugs cause more
insanity than any other one cause ex-
cept inherited tendencies," said Dr.
A. W. Barrett in his lecture Tuesday
night on "The Causes and Prevention
of Insanity." Professor Barrett enu-
merated seven causes of insanity:
heredity, those resulting from nerv-
ous disorders, intoxicants and drugs,
senility, shock, syphilis, and those re-
sulting from physical diseases like
typhoid fever..
Statistical tables were shown prov-
ing that our foreign immigrants have
a larger percentage of insane than
the native born. It was also shown
that insanity is increasing in all parts
of the United States and in foreign
"A normal child has never resulted
from the marriage of two feeble-
minded persons," said Dr. Barrett in
speaking of the prevention of insanity.
He advocates the passing of laws for
the prevention of marriages among
those who have diseases or tenden-
cies to disease which might be trans-
mitted. No alcoholic .should be al-
lowed to marry, as the children of
such marriages are certain to be de-
fective in some way, he said.
Especially important is it, accord-
ing to Professor Barrett, that we have
increased facilities for the proper
care of the insane. We need larger
hospitals and more physicians. We
need psychopathic wards, such as the
one which we already have here in
Ann Arbor, where patients may be
sent, and, if taken in time, restored
to health.
Wolverine Head Removed to Hos-
' pital for Treatment.
As a result of complications arising
from a sore throat, Robert M. Gillett,
managing editor of The Wolverine,
was taken ill last Saturday night, and
removed yesterday, to the university
hospital for more efficacious treat-
ment. -He is reported to be slowly
recovering. Gillett's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H. M. Gillett, of Bay City, Mich.,
arrived in Ann Arbor yesterday after-
noon, and will probably remain until
their son's condition is improved.

his tin eig -21.7 seconds. Lipp-in
cott and pplegturt captured s n "Yo7
and third laces, r epctively. erho
Italtph iose won the shot-put, othy
ihands, -McDoniald taking second.. I - -

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ttely, but with
Didsintdra K.

"Wizard" of fota in the Subject oi
Lectnre by Ii. elnin
Luther Burbank and his contribu-
tions to the science of plant breedin
was the subject of the Tuesd ay af-
ternoon lecture given by tir. lenri
Hus, of the biology department, to one
of the largest audiences of the su-
Outlining first the variousN ays in
which man can influence the charAtr
of the plant life about him, Dr.1 tius
next gave a brief account of tit earlier
events in the life of turbnk One
point in particular was n-nmnhasized
namely, that Burbank had very fe
facilities for carrying on of his ear-
lier experiments, practically all of his
work having been done at his own
His sccess has been due to three
important elements: first, his eift o
recognizing from the shape and cen-
eral appearance of the leaves of plants
their future value; senond, his energy;
third, his love of nature.
nBurbank's method, according to
Dr. Hus, is essentially simple in
itself. It consists in the raising of
literally thousands of cross-brei
seedlings. From these a few-
some five hundred out o every hun-
dred thousand which show the greatest
promise--are selected by Mr. Burbank.
These, in the case of fruit trees, are
grafted onto older trees, and in a
year's time they will bear fruit, show -
ing clearly just what their value is
to be.
Among the various plants owing
their present improved condition to
Mr. Burbank, Dr. iHus illustrated and
described the hybrid Eimnglis s and Cali-
fornia Walnut, the Shasta daisy, the
plumecot, the stoneless plum, the
spineless catus, and the Japnese

nit , '1,s y rday of the
its st atisstiton of sorthn stu-
(sits ondtionatAnns Arbor.
E in 'itit sconan sto t'ina,
a' -, he 1in1n , "to
t n te ins ntc-ilnniyour-
do kntlmvor, paticeat
Sn. Y :o forth to t.h your
te but when he menies to you
S ' eImly le ln from you at
Ithn n trithimcoldly--and
Conco,:> hav mneer been hat
Sa ein7'biAnn Arbor, the
ti t i . -i ' tt it -n-sit stthe ein
on 1, ieit I tno'll tnltie ctaipiue,
ny ieet they oud isnot be subjected
o in intings iom persons connected
witstse nivinsity.
'Ti heyn ect the faculty and stu-
dents of a great n iversity, which
clims to be democratie, to be broad
ntdi mien wo can reanlize that these
nindu students are members of our
own race and nas well born as we are.
oweve, whens sembers of the facui-
ty and student hbdy discrimnate
against them as was reently the cas
at the swimming pool, they feel that
they can stand such humiliating
trca lent no longer.
f 1y of the studnts here now were
cc emit ibefore conims that they must
ace many diticulties of this nature,
but in certain lines of work the facil-
ities here are superior to those at
other American universities, and they
came here feeling that the sacrifice
was worth while. They felt sure the
dificulties were less serious than they
nappear to be upons actual experience.
D. K. sarkar, who is quoted above,
was member of this year's graduat-
in g class in the literary department.
iIe has spent two years as Yale. ine
leave soon for Germany, Where he
will pursue advanced study along
chemical lines at the University of
:Berlin. Hle has a abrother studying at
Harvard, who is at NIseonsin for the
summer session. 'Through his own
expierience and that of his brother,
he declares that no such difficulties are
encountered at any other American
univscoty where ttindus are enrolled.
"f sent cippings," he said, "of the
rti - s in the tanpers this spring con-
etstin- tin- dise ton against usi
is Denit restaurns and Ann Arbor
iboan houn:es to ay countrymen in
other schools, and they wrote that
they could not see how sua thincs
were possible! They could not real-
ize it! In Ailnrica, the land of the
free! tt it is so-you do not love
your fellow men, and we e ust go
elsewhern, at ie expense of our edu--
"W have many warnm friends
among the students and professors,
and tne appreciate them and love
them as our own people. They are
full of kind words -but that n all.
'thn sy m nitiz cNi tus, but they do
not i nt on i 'itions."
As to ho he cnditions could be
impoved, he el eitd that that was for
the stl sde i t tInes to settle.
-. do not nio. i1 et 1come from
wnitins. in n-=' lis onered in it
hous t , nstint atone for it, not
the o'eil est. ii -No such thing
could on i-nii. If any prob-
lo denttping eo he student body,
(Continued onpage3 )


NEW SYSTEM IS SUGGESTED The feature of the plan is to have the
TO CHOOSE CHEER LEADERS yell leader,; picked by competition,
much as they were last fall. If the
When. Michigan students cheer the new plan is once put into effet t ,tos
Wolverine football team next season, ever, it ll probable hmat thi mimi
leaders will be selected fxrmth,:mer
it is likely that the men will be led elass, and that tie cheer heino
by a cheer leader selected under a will be a senior chosen from the a
new system. ^A new plan for choosing tryouts. This will give the cheer lad-
the yell masters has been proposed to er a year's experience as an aist-
the Board of'Directors of the Athletic ant, and will insure the selection of
association, and will be considered. an able man.

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