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E5At Your Door TreeFifteen Hundred Sm-
Evenings a Woek, 75r

VOa,. II1.


No. 8.

'acutly 31(11 Join in Telling Their
Personal Impressions of
Professor J. S. Reeves and Profes-
sor J. I. Laane, of Washington and
Lee University, who is giving several
courses in the summer session, gave,
in a joint lecture yesterday afternoon.
their personal impressions of the
Chicago and Baltimore conventions,
"One phase of the convention inter-
ested me very much," said Professor
Reeves, speaking of the Republican
convention. "The convention was a
contest not merely for the nomination
of aspirants for nomination; it was
also a contest between the new and
the old, between the old, full, unreg-
ulated party control, and the recently
developed regulation of parties by
state laws.
"In this country party machinery,
of which the national convention and
the national committee are such im-
portant members, has been developed
independent of legal control. There
has been no federal legislation in
reference to it, but there has been a
great deal of state legislation, of
recent enactment, as to the manner of
selecting delegates.
"Before 1909 there was no appeal
from the self-made rules of political
conventions. From 1840 to 1892, a
specific plan was developed for the
selection of delegates. Since 1892
party rules have been but slightly
modified; but in 190 the states began
to attempt by legislation to prescribe
the manner of seletnig delegates to
the national conventions. By 1912
some ten or twelve had made such
Professor Reeves then went on to
discuss the national committee whose
decisions at Chicago aroused such
widespread disapproval among the
Republicans who favored Mr. Roose-
velt's nomination. "There were more
contests this year than ever before,"
he said. "About one seat in every five
was contested; but of the two hundred
contests, In only about ninety was
there any attempt to make out a case.
The outsider, of course, cannot satis-
fy himself as to the justice of the con-
tests but there can be no doubt that
there were many seats obtained by
"The real fight came on the ques-
tion of whether the ninety contested
delegates should be allowed to vote
on their own admission. They held
the balance of power and had to be
admitted or kept out 'en bloc.' Yet
all precedents of parliamentary law
uphold Mr. Root's decision in this
Other phases of the convention
which were discussed by Professor
Reeves, were the glaring misrepresen-
tation in the apportionment of dole-
gates to the Republican national con-
vention; and the unit rule,y vlwhich
one mars controls the entire state
"Some have said that there are to
be no more national conventions in
this country," said :Professor Reeves,
in conclusion. "I don't believe it.
So long as we have party government,
we must have these national assem-
blies in order to harmonize opposing
factions. But the national conven-
tions must be made thoroughly repre-
sentative; the power of the national
committee must be reduced to proper
limits; the number of delegates mst

be cut in half; and the 11,000 specta-
tors, of which I was one, must be ex-
Professor Latane discussed the
Democratic convention from the point
(Continued on page 3)

Stockholm, July 13.-The 400-
meter race v-as"onb y Redpath,
of Syracuse University. Braun,
of Germ-any, took second place,
arnd l indberger, of the Chica-
go athletic association, came in
third. The time was 48 1-5 sec-

* f

Former Football Star's Flying Tackle
Lands Escapig
A good imitation of a moving pic-
ture race was given yesterday after-
noon when a young man, giving the
name Albert J. Carlton, led students,
"cops" and townspeople a merry
chase down North University.
About 4:00, Friday, a young man
came into Wagner's, 303 North State
street, and a'sked for silk underwear,
which failed to please, so he bought
"13. V. .," giving in payment for his
$1.00 purchase an $18.50 check on
Herz, the painter. Mr. Wagner, being
suspicious, called the police. After
being shown shirts, ties, and other
articles, in order to detain him until
arrival of police, Carlton became ner-
vous, told the clerk "Cood Night,"
and ran from the store, down State
and out North University, with Hos-
tetter, the clerk, after him, calling for
help. By the time they had rounded
las corner ona North University, quite
a crowvd of students, "cops," and
townspeople were in the race. One
student, an old football man, sprinted
ahead of the others, and making a
flying tackle, landed his man, in front
of the Hill Memorial.
After' reaching the jail, they search-
ed the man and found two more checks
for $18.50 in his pockets.
"The way out of materialism," said
Prof. K. E. Guthe in his lecture on
"Materialism-the Way Out," Thurs-
day evening, "would be to acknow-
ledge the limitations of materialistic
science and add idealism through emo-
"Science aims to classify all ex-
perience, and in order to reach the
nost accurate conclusions, the scien-
tist must use the experimental method
as well as philosophy. The Greeks
failed in many of their scientific theor-
ies because they depended too much
upon a philosophical basis and slight-
ed the experimental side.
"As a physicist, I am a materialist,"
said Prof. Guthe, "but as a lover of
music I am an idealist. No one will
say that because I am the one, I can-
not be the other."
Contract for Shops is Let.
The contract has been let to
Charles A. Sauer for the erection of
the new building which is to house
the shops and stores of the university.
It will be built in the rear of the hom-
oeopathic hospital at a cost of $34,-
198.60, and is expected to be completed
by November 15.
Prof. Thomas, '74, Heads Department
Prof. Calvin Thomas, '74, former
professor of German in the University
of Michigan, now Gebhardt Professor
of the Germanic Languages at Co-
Imbia University, has been made the
administrative head of his department.

OF TOOTH BRUSHES? Former Editor of Wolverine Is Se-
Slected to Superintend Humor
You Should Have at Least Three,
Each With its Own Little Harold G. McGee, '13 E., has been
Meaning. elected managing editor of The Gar-
goyle for next year by the Board in
LEARN TO CARE FOR TEETH. Control of Student Publications. The
members of the board, several of
"Every person should have at least whom have left town, mailed their
three tooth brushes," declared Dean ballots to Prof. F. N. Scott, chairman,
N. S Hoff last evening in his lecture who received the last vote today.
on "Why Teeth Decay, and How to McGee has been engaged in col-
Prevent It." "Each person's tooth legiate journalism during his entire
brushes should be prescribed by his course at Michigan. He has served
dentist, and should be adapted to the as reporter and managing editor of
special peculiarities of his teeth," con- The Wolverine; reporter, night editor,
tinned the speaker. and intercollegiate news editor of The
Michigan Daily; and as a member of
"As a rule we do not use enough the editorial board of the Michigan
tooth powder and paste. I would rec- Technic. e is now in attendance at
ommend the use of paste in the morn- the engineerig summer camp,
ing, and powder in the evening. Powd-
er supplies the grit necessary to re-
move the germs collected upon the O4ENEIIAI LIBRARY SCES
tooth tissue, while paste supplies the MANY VALITABLE.NEW BOOBS
glycerine which lubricates the sur-
faces and leaves the teeth polished Recent Acquisitions Deal With ENus-
and greased for theday." sian Literature and Popular
Throughout the evening Dr. Hoff Songs.
emphasized the necessity of training
children to care for the teeth at a Tic general library of the Univer-
very early age. "People of today do sity has just received an unusually
not realize the real value of the valuable shipment of books, negotia-
teeth," he said, "and as a result are tions for the purchase of which have
careless in their treatment of them. been going on for nearly two years.
Give me a hundred children and the The collection comprises about two
means to set about putting their hundred volumes, one hundred o
moths, throats and noses in their which constitute three series of pub-
normal condition and when the latter lications of thenRussian Imperial
is attained, we shall find one hundred Academy of Sciences, at St. Peters-
children better to carry on the func= burg. These three series practically
tions of mastication, assimilation, and complete the University's set of the
digestion. Add to this pure food and proceedings of the Academy. The re-
air; and we shall have children with maining one hundred volumes are
belier lphysiques. also the publications of the Academy.
bette physques.and comprise a number of smaller
"History tells us that the decay of sets of volumes on lce Russian ian-l
the teeth was first attributed to infec-setseofndolmerat he mrsin-
tion by worms, and at that time men guage and literature, The more not-
set about to kill these worms. In able among them are: the "Works of
1892 Dr. W. D. Miller, a famous Ger- Empress Katherine the Great," the
man dentist and scientist, after much "Works of the Poet Puskin," the
rssar~ cae o te cncusin tat"Works of the Poet tLermontov," and
researrh came to the conclusion that
dental carries, or the decay of the a rare collection of Russian popular
teeth, were due to the production of songs accompanied by musical nota-
acid in the mouth by micro-organ- tion. All the books were purchased
directly from the Academy, and rep-
d erTeserthgermh fro ap coloenamel resent the best scholarship of the
by cutting away the dentine from be- foremost Russian students of lan-
low finally causing a collapse of the guage and literature. The books were
crown." Stereopticon slides were secured to meet the needs of the las~
used in describing the tissues of the ses in Russian conducted by Profes-
teeth, and i- pointing out the places sor Meader. About sixty students
where teeth are apt to decay. were enrolled in these classes last
w e t. year.
"In the normal condition about
thirty micro-organisms are found to
be present in the mouth. It is im- TENNISCURLETS ARE OLTEN
possible to keep th' oral cavity in a 'TOSUMER SCHOOL ST'DENTS
sterile condition, no matter hovw many
precautionsdone may take, or how The tennis courts at Ferry Field are
much antiseptic we may use. for the use of the university students.
"Mastication scoid be a source of Members of the Athletic Association
great pleasure to us, and if the mouth may have the privilegs of their use
and teeth are kept in proper condi- members for one dollar and a half.
lion a-ill be a source of snjoyment, at A cold shower bath has been install-
all times. ed in the old field house for the benefit
"A great many people, upon reach- of the players. Lockers are furnished
ing the age of fifty, contract pyorrhea free of charge, although each student
alveolaris, probably the most diffi- must provide his own padlock.
cult disease with which the dental _
profession has to deal. In most cases Professor Brunmm Writing New Text.
the cause can be traced to a lack of
carce. This disease can generally be Prof. J. R. rumm. of the rhetoric
cured. department, is at work upon a text-
__ured.__ book in argumentation to be used in
his classes. The book will be con-
Presbyterians Entertain Tonight. strusted upon a principle different
The Presbyterian C. N. society is from those now in use. The text is
giving a social this evening at Mc- expected to be ready by the opening
Millan hall for the summer school of college, tentative arrangements
students. All are cordially invited having been made with Harper Broth-
to attend. ers for publication.

Man of D,ers Personalities Makes
Meteoric Visits to Various
Faculty Members.
Several days ago a well-dressed,
fine-appearing gentleman appeared in
Ann Arbor, and registered at the Al-
lenel under the name of Colonel Arn-
old. Since that time he has changed
his name, his personality, and his
plan of life with a rapidity that is be-
wildering to those who are following
his various perambulations. He is a
facile talker and a very entertaining
companion; in fact, he seems to be
the original mixer from Mixup Town
-which would be perfectly all right
if he did not get so badly mixed him-
He has interviewed several of the
faculty, and induced them to dine him
and wine him while he unfolded to
their astonished ears a marvelous
scheme for the re-surveying of Wayne
county, showing them at the same time
voluminous blue-prints, plans for the
work. Next Monday, according to
Colonel Arnold, the whole engineer-
ing department, students and faculty
alike, is to be encamped here under
his command; and, under his instruc-
tion, they are to proceed to the laying
out of Wayne county in a proper man-
ner. This will be a considerable task,
he says; and, the better to conduct his
end of the business, he has brought
with him a fine typewriter which he
left at the home of Professor Hussey
until Monday. What will be his dis-
appointment Monday, when he finds
that the police have been there before
Yesterday evening, he visited at
Professor Hussey's home for several
hours; and was induced to leave only
after a cab had been called for him,
and he had been furnished with the
money to pay for it. However, he
found some other use for the cab-fare,
and charged his bill to those who had
already paid it once.
Sometime yesterday afternoon, he
suddenly suffered a transformation,
became one Doctor Parr, and went on
a visit of inspection to the Homoeo-
pathic hospital. Finding things there
to be in a condition highly commend-
able, he resumed his engineering per-
sonality and his military cognomen,
and fared forth in search of more
members of the unsuspecting faculty.
The real name of this changeable
ian seems to be Major John Cody, and
his true occupation is that of a law-
yer. lie lives at Belleville, Michigan.
For some time he has been living un-
der various hallucinations as to his
mission in the world. A short time
ago, in Detroit, he suddenly became a
detective, made the arrest of a man
named Fritch, who is held for the
murder of Mabel Millman, went to
dine with him, and finally -took him to
the police station.
At the present time, Colonel Arn-
old, DoctorParr, the detective, and.
Major Cody are all lost.
Judge George N. Brown, attorney
and chief examiner of the Interstate
Commerce Commission, arrived in
An Arbor Thursday night with his
wife, and has spent the last two days
as the guest of his son, Andrew H.
Brown, '11, who is attending the sum-
mer session.' Judge Brown is on his
way to Chicago where he will conduct

an examination for the commission.
iciga "Stu"de"t to Teach in Japan.
R. G. Urch, '12 E., has signed a con-
tract to teach English in Japanese
technical schools during the next two
years. He will leave next week.

Sunday, 10:30 a. m. Address by
Students in attendance at the summer session of the University are cordially invited

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