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VOL. VII. Vol. 17



Uniter States FaIled in Educational
Policy Until Castilan Sys-
tem Was Adopted.
The United States failed in their ed-
ucational policy with the Indians un-
til it adopted the Spanish system"
stated Professor H. E. Bolton,. in
speaking on "The Spanish Missions of
the Southwest" this afternoon at the
Natural Science building.
"The Spanish missionaries were not
religious agencies alone, designedly
in part, and incidentaly in part, they
were political organizations of a. very
positive sort, but their principal work,
was to spread faith.
"The Spanard was the first man to
do anything for the Indian. Long be-
fore the French, Dutch, or English had
landed in America, the Spaniard had in
1570 civilized cities. They had in-
stalled elementary schools, and Chris-
tianity and had civilized the frontier.
They were required to teach discipline
and the rudiments of civilized life,
stated the lecturer in explaining the
early start of the Spaniards in Am-
"The missionary work on the north-
ern frontier was chiefly conducted by
Jesuits and Dominicans, and the work
on the northwestern frontier was con-
ducted by the Francisans.
" The southwestern frontier fell to
the Francisans, who entered Nueva
Vizcaya, New Mexico and Texas. The
northwest fell to the Jesuits who
worked in the Sinaloa, Sonora, and
Lower California.
"The Spaniards possessed high
ideals, but they had great difficulties
to contend with. They laid claim to the
largest share of the two Americas, but
the home population was so small that
many people could not be spared for
the new world. Her humanitarian pol-
icy looked to the preservation of the
nation, and elevating the Indians to a
limited citizenship. The Indian got to
be an integral part of the Spanish pol-
itical system as well as a part of the
arm of the church," stated Professor
Bolton in closing.
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 5.-Five men,
armed with Winchester shotguns and
automatic revolvers, robbed the motor
pay car of the Burroughs Adding Ma-
chine company of $35,000 Friday af-
ternoon. The robbery occurred at
1:40 o'clock on Burroughs avenue,
near the Burorughs factory, The ban-
dits, after shooting Rudolph Cooper,
one of the company's guards, made.
their escape while several people
watched the robbery, 'thinking it was
a moving picture production.
Nine automobile loads of Detroit
police, and two motor cars loaded with
deputy sheriffs are now in search of
the auto bandits. Several reports
have come to Detroit as to the where-
abouts of the robbers, but as yet no
trace of them has been found. A late
dispatch reported that the auto band-
its were in the vicinity of Ann Arbor.
Chief of 'Police Pardon has had all
roads leading into Ann Arbor from the
east patroled since Friday afternoon.

Would Introduce Chiropody Course)
Among the innovations suggested
at the meeting of the Michigan Asso-
ciation of Chiropodists is that of the
establishment of a chair of chiropody
at the University. An attempt will
also be made to establish a teaching
clinic at the Detroit College of Med-

Hash House Feed [HsDImASICNED
Music with your meals, so they say,
helps digestion. At any rate, it's moreP.S
or less enjoyable, providing it's not Paul Sidwell, Summer Session Sta-
on a Victrola with a scanty curricu- dent, Is Personal Friend of
lum of six records. But the theory is Chief Executive
psycological, in that it concerns the
mental attitude of the feeders. The "Woodrow Wilson" reads the signa-
latest thing has been sprung in a ture of a diploma presented to the
State street hash-house, and while it's dean of the Graduate School for en-
not music, it's musical stuff just the
same. At any rate, they say Spanish trance, which goes to show that the
is the most musical of the languages. University of Michigan has some emi-
So while "Bill" Hogan, "Jerry" nent students here this summer. The
Conger, Ramon 'Merino, Felipe Alt- student who carries the seal is Paul
amirando, et al., consume Spanish Sidwell, professor of English in Pur-
onions, Spanish sauce, Chili Con due University and the author of a
Carne and Hot Tamales, they mix the pamphlet entitled 'Contemporary
Spanish language in. Learning to American Fiction." He prepared this
masticate the difficult Spanish verbs work with Harry H. Peckham, pro-
helps the digestive phase of it, and fessor of English in the same univer-
the frequent laughs that occur when sity, for the benefit of the freshmen
the South Americans try to spring and those needing authentic advice
some real American slang, compen-sn choosing books of contemporary
sate for the lack of the usual raggy authors.
strains common, to the boarding-house Mr. Sidwell attended Princeton Uni-
where a veneer of melody is suppos- versity from 1905 to 1907, in which
ed to cover an empty stomach with year he received the A.B. degree.
nutriment like nectar. Anyway, the While there he met Mr. Wilson, whom
boys are enjoying it, and it's helping he knows well, but when interviewed
'em along, so we 'uns should worry. by a reporter of "The Wolverine" he
________________ refused to comment on the President's
OBSR TORW LOM ES submarine policy or any other nation-
Up WIMr. Peckham in turn is a graduate
VISIORS lCUST11 1 9of Chicago University, and is a famed
I O I S 0 poet. Some of his work has appeared
in the Independent, Ladies Home Jour-
Students May See Stars Through Big nal, Smith Magazine, Atlantic Month-
'Scope by Securing ly, and the Sewanee Review. One ex-
Pasteboards ceptionally good poem is the one
which was printed in the "Independ-
To the average student f the luI- ent" entieled "Immortality." lie is
versity the big Observatory is a place also a personal frind and grat ad-
of mystery. However this does not mirer of Louis Untermeyer, and Mad-
need to be so any longer, as the Ob- ison Caein, an Hawaiian poet
servatory will be open to the students
of the summer session during the n Mf8stN ews
evenings of August 7, 8, and 9. i$stiin ie j W
Tickets for admission to the Ob
servatory on visitors' nights, August
7, 8 and 9, may be obtained at the office
of the summer session from 10 to 12 London, Aug. 5.-Reuter's Telegram
a. m. and 2 to 4 p. m. on Thursday, company today states that it learns
Friday and Saturday. These tickets that after the conclusion of the recent
are intended for students of the sum- Russo-Japanese convention a separate
mer session, who will present their agreement was reached under which
treasurer's receipts when applying for Russia sells to Japan the southern half
the same. of the Harbin-Changchun railway and
The University Observatory was recognizes Japan's rights on the Sun-
founded in 1852, through the liberality gari river between Kirin and Petuna,
of the citizens of Detroit, and because thus settling a question pending since
of this It was named Detroit Observa- the signing of the Portsmouth treaty.
tory. Situated on a hill about a half
mile northeast of the campus and over- KLINESTUCK ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
looking the Huron river, it has an
ideal location. The grounds, until re-
cently limited to four acres, have now Kalamazoo, Mich., Aug. 5.-Carl G.
been increased to 30 acres. Klinestuck, of Kalamazoo, father of
The Observatory equipment con- three University graduates, at-
tains all the necessary apparatus for tempted to commit suicide recently.
a large plant, among them being a re- and is near death. The cause is said
fleeting telescope of 37 1-2 inches to be his despondence over the re-
aperture, several smaller telescopes peated gains of the entente allies
and a set of seismographs for the reg- against the Germans in the Great War.
istration of vibrations due to earth- He has been president of the Nation-
quake shocks. A shop supplied with al Peat association, and prominent in
excellent machine and hand tools is the Society for Prevention of Cruelty
maintained at the Observatory and has to Animals. Two of his children have
been an important factor in develop- been prominent members of the Mich-
ing the resources "of the Observatory igan Daily staff, Frieda having been
by the construction of new instru- woman's editor, and a graduate of
ments and the modification of old ones. both the literary and law colleges, and
The principal astronomical publica- afterward married to Carl Blanken-
tions have been received at the Ob- berg, also a graduate of the Law
servatory for many years and its School; the other son, a member of
technical library is practically com- the Daily staff in 1910-11, was C. H.
plete, containing about 2,800 volumes. Klinestuck.

From Grouch to
Grin in 24 Hours
He was unshaved, unshorn, unpress-
ed, unshined. He was hot, rude
grouchy, nasty, morose. His shirt had
seen service, his collar was a ruin, his
tie draggly, and his cuffs unspeak-
able. He slouched along, a whine in
his voice, at odds with the world. It
was the 31st of July.
He was shaved, shorn, massaged,
shampooed, toniced, singed, He was
pressed. He was shined. His linen
immaculate. There was a twinkle in
his joyous eyes, a laugh in his voice.
He strutted proudly, without a single
care. It was the first of August. He
had received his check.
Competition for Annual Union Affair
Still Open, Acording to
Prof. J. I. Brumm
The competition for next year's
Michigan Union opera is still open,
according to Prof. John R. Brumm,
one of the committee of three which
selects the opera to be given. This
means that-any member of the sum-
mer session can submit either lyrics
or book, or both. The conditions of
the contest are that the opera shall
be one based on Michigan life. The
other two members of the committee
are Mr. Lyman Bryson, of the rhe-
toric faculty, and Mr. Earl V. Moore,
of the School of Music.
When the opera contest was held
during the last year, all the manu-
scripts submitted, except one, were
disqualified because they were -not
based upon Michigan life. The one
considered by the committee is one
called "Owl's Eyes," by Leon Cun-
ningham. This has not been accepted
by the committee in its present form.
If there are no manuscripts submitted
which can be used, there may be a re-
vival of an old opera such as "Culture"
or "Michigenda," which set the stand-
ard by which next year's opera will
be judged.
Dr. William L. Schurz Lectures on
Latin-American Cities
That the spirit of intercourse and in-
terest between the United States and
South America may be strengthened,
the American Association for Inter-
national Conciliation maintains a
corps of instructors in different Amer-
ican universities during the summer.
Dr. W. L. Schurz, who will present a
lecture on "South American Cities" on
August 7, is the member of this corps
who is teaching this summer at the
University of Michigan.
Dr. Schurz will endeavor to give a
new side of the social life of South
America in this lecture which will
be illustrated to show the modern im-
provements in the cities of South Am-
Education Department Clerk in West
Miss Bertha Beck, clerk in the de-
partment of education, is spending
her vacation at Webb City, Missouri.

Non-Educational Policy in East-In-
dian Island Works Out Well;
People Happy
"Java is almost one continuous vil-
lags the size of Michigan; the most
densely populated country in the
world of any considerable size," stated
Prof. H. A. Gleason, director of the
Botanical Garden of the University, in
an illustrated lecture on the "Island
of Java" yesterday afternoon in the
Natural Science building.
"A visitor is welcome for six months
in Java. Then he finds it a difficult
matter to get a permit to live there.
Java is in the hands of over 60,000
Dutch. Prosperity reigns, and not a
poor Dutchman can be found on the
The Dutch have refrained absolute-
ly from teaching their language to the
native Malays, the speaker declared,
and do not believe in telling them any-
thing at all about the outside world.
"The Malay language itself is ridicu-
lously simple; there is no gramma;
no singulars or plurals are formed;
and there are no tenses. In Malay
one can converse easily with a voca-
bulary of 180 words."
Professor Gleason then described
the luxuriant vegetation, especially
the picturesque rice fields of enormous
size. "In rice-cutting time, if a young
man goes to help a young tirl cut
rice, it is equivalent to a proposal,
and usually a marriage soon follows."
"There are 2000 kinds of orchids of
all sizes and shapes, giant mangroves,
palms, the durian, a vile-smelling fruit
of which the natives are very fond,
and the mangosteen, one of the most
delightful fruits in the world. Also
is found the enormous water-lily on
(Continued on page four)
Irwin Johnson and Waldo Hnt Now
En Route for India to Perform
Y. M. C. A. Work
Irwin C. Johnson, '15, and Waldo R.
Hunt, '16, have just vritten from Bor-
deaux, France, en route for Bombay,
India, where they w l do social ser-
vice work under the International Y.
M. C. A.
They sailed from New York City
July 8, in company with 34 other
American college students sailing for
the war countries on similar missions.
Mrs. L. P. Hall, wife of Prof. L. P.
Hall, of the dental colleg, and Miss
Sarah Burrows left on the same
steamer to take up social service work
in France. Raymond Flynn, '17, who
was to have accompanied Johnson and
Hunt was held back on account of
trouble with his passports.
Hunt was editor of The Inlander,
Michigan's literary magazine, and both
Johnson and - Hunt were formerly
members of The Michigan Daily staff,
and of Sigma Delta Chi, and held posi-
tions on the University "Y" cabinet.
The post card received from John-
son follows:
"Bordeaux, France, July 16.
"Dear V.:
"Waldo and I have arrived at Bor-
deaux. Ray was left behind because
of passports. We sail from Marseilles
July 23 for Bombay. Voyage and vari-
ous experiences great. Spirit of the

French people is marvellous. Nothing
seems to daunt them. Regards to all
the boys.
Johnson and Hunt have promised to
write communications for later issues.
of The Wolverine.

Seven Secrets of Success
Congregational Church
Lloyd C. Douglas, Minister
July 9-Loyalty August 6-
July 16-Courage August 13-
July 23-Cheerfulness August 20-
July 30-Magnanimity-

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