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Says "Get-there-at-Ive-ness" Is Card.
inal Virtues of United States
"The cardinal virtue of tht United
States in 1917 is Get-ther-at-ive-ness."
said Professor R. M. Wenley in a
lecture on "The Human Element," be-
fore a large audience in the Natural
Science auditorium yesterday after-
Professor Wenley divided his lecture
into three great organizations with
which every individual must be identi-
fled. The division was as follows:
"The first of these is the order of
Nature. Man is essentially an animal
An animal all the more peculiar and
dangerous because he belongs to the
second organizaton-Society. Every
social group has its own preferences,
people of one country may excel in
poetry while those of another may ex-
cel in prose, all these peculiarities
build up a third great organization, a
World of Preferences. We are never
satisfied, we propose to do or be one
thing in preference to another.
No Separation with Fellow Men
"We like to think of ourselvs as
self-sufficient and self-sontained, but
we cannot separate ourselves from our
fellow men. We can appreciate the
fallacy in trying to think ourselves as
individuals rather than as a group as
soon as we apply the following test.
Take away first everything learned
from the family group which has
moulded you one way or the other then
take away all that you have learned
through the influence of the neigh-
borhood and from your school, in fact
take away all the influences which
moulded you just because you happen-
ed to be born in one country rather
than in another, influences social, jur-
idical and political. Finally take away
all that came to you because you were
born into the world in the second half
of its development: what is left?
Values Estimated By Preferences
"Preferences are a means by which
we ;estimate values. Different sections
of even the same city show a marked
difference all due to that inpalpable
something which we call the human
element. Man has changed remark-
ably little during known history. Our
knowledge is, however, very synoptic.
Napoleon once said that history is al-
ways an agreed upon lie. It is im-
possible to make an accurate history
because there is too great a turmoil of
ideas. We do know, however, that po-
ple loved and hated two or three
thousand years ago very much as we
do now. Their surroundings vary in-
definitely but they themselves ore very
static by reasofi of these preferences.
"In our own day, what are the card-
inal virtues? Certainly not humility,
you do not notice much of that no mat-
ter where you go. They are Efficiency,
Push Gall! All these work together
to make the virtue of the group Get-
there-at-ive-ness which I may trans-
late into the Germon word 'Kultur.'
Human Element Problem to Solve
"We say we practice the other vir-
tues. It must be mostly theoretically
(Continued on Page Four)

Six Professors
In First Draft
United States Army Calls Large Num-
her of University Facul-
Six University professors, one from
the law department, two from the
college of architecture, and three from
the literary college, and two high
school instructors have been selected
for the new United States army in
the first draft last Friday morning.
Among the members of the Univer-
sity faculty are: Prof. Grover C. Gris-
more, Law school; Prof. Sidney Kim-
ball, college of architecture; Prof.
George McConkey, college of architec-
ture; Prof. W. W. Kusterman, mathe-
matics department; Prof. Julio Del
Taro, literary college and Prof. Wahr,
literary college .
Robert Granville, instructor in Eng-
lish, and H S. Doolittle, chemistry
teacher in the Ann Arbor high school
were also in the list of those drafted.
And the Women
Take Up the Law
Of 82 Students in Law School, Four
Are Women; War Hurts Legal
Women have come to the rescue. The
law department enrollment has suf-
fered heavy losses from the war, but
law and order shall not be wanting
even when the lawyers have gone to
the front to do their bit, for the women
have already begun to fill their places.
Of the 82 students enrolled in the Law
school this summer, four are women.
There were five at first, but one, a
western lawyer, who started to study
in the summer session, found her busi-
ness in the West so urgent that she
had to abandon the pleasures of sum-
mer study for practice.
Of the 400 students enrolled last
semester in the law department, 125
left for training camps before the
semester was over. This was the
largest proportion to leave any col-
lege in the University.
Carl Rash, '19, at Allentown, Pa.,
Thanks Red Cross Worker
In a letter to one of Ann Arbor's
Red Cross workers, Carl Rash, '19,
who is with the ambulance corps at
Allentown, Pa., tells to what good use
the sweaters, which have been donated
them by local people, have been put.
Part of his letter is as follows: "I
appreciate that sweater which you so
kindly knitted for me. Allentown, as
you might know, is right in the midst1
of the Alleghanies. We nearly melt
during the day time and freeze at
night. Consequently I sleep in the
sweater as do all the boys that posses
'The people of Ann Arbor have cer-
tainly shown that their hearts are on
the right side by their kindness to the
men here."


Board Decides to Allow Insurance
Polices Expire Rather Than
Pay Present Rates
University buildings will probably
be without fire insurance if the Re-
gents carry out the plans discussed at
the regular monthly meeting last Fri-
day afternoon.
Insurance companies have increased
their rates on University buildings 400
per cent, increasing the premium for
a five-year period from about $16,000
to nearly $60,000. Several of the com-
panies have already cancelled their
polices and the remaining companies
may be asked to withdraw. Unless
the University can arrange for a rea-
sonable amount of specific insurance
the state buildings will have to be
without fire, insurance. The Regents
expressed the desire of creating a sep-
arate fund beside the specific insur-
ance, which may be added to year by
Michigan Represented in Union
Michigan's representation in the
University Union in Europe was ap-
proved of by the Regents. The pur-
pose of the Union is to have the co-
operation of the leading universities
in this country and in Europe to estab-
lish a club house in Paris for Ameri-
can university students who are en-
gaged in the war.
The following men of the law fac-
ulty were appointed te. act as an ad-
ministrative committee to administer
the affairs of the law school during
Dean H. M. Bates' year's leave of ab-
sence; Professors F. C. Goddard,
Evans Holbrook, Victor C. Lane, Henry
Wilgus and E. D. Sunderland.
Swenson Company to Have Laboratory
A proffer made by the Swenson
Evaporation company of Chicago to
establish a research laboratory in
chemical engineering, to work out cer-
tain problems in the science of evap-
oration, was accepted by the board.
(Continued on Page Four)
Mr. Earl V. Moore, University organ-
ist and head of the organ department
of the School of Music, and Mrs. Anna
Schram-Imig of the vocal department,
will be the two prominent Ann Arbor
musicians at the complimentary re-
cital to be given at 8 o'clock tomorrow
evening in Hill auditorium. The gen-
eral public is cordially invited.
I. Kirk White, '17, Visits Ann Arbor
H. Kirk White, '17, business man-
ager of the Gargoyle during 1916-1917,
and at present working for the adver-
tising department of the Efficiency
Magazine, has been in Ann Arbor for
the last few days on business for his
A. 0. Goodale, '108, Receives Position
Albert O. Goodale, '08, has obtained
a position as principal of the Hough-
ton high school through the Univer-
sity appointment office.

19 Men Signed Up SIX1E[N MEN PASS
for Tournament
Six Now Needed to Start Off Tennis AVIATION EIK MS
Schedule This Week
Saturday Percentage of Applicants Aecepted,
Higher Than General
Nineteen men have signed up thus Average
far for the tennis tournament to be
conducted this summer. At least six SERVICE PREFERS COLLEGE MEN
more men will be needed to start the
tournament before which time no def-
int;paswl emd. Sixteen men have passed the rigid
mite plans will be made.
'hose interested in the game are re-examinations for the aviation service
quested to write the Editor of The from the 25 applicants, who obtained
Wolverine, or present their names at blanks' from Dean Mortimer E. Cooley,
the Maynard street offices. If possi- of the engineering school. This is
ble, a series of initial contests will be regarded as an exceptional high per-
played off Saturday. Those already centage for the aviation corps as less
entered are anxious to have the toura-
ment started in order to allow suf- than ten per cent of the men that file
ficient time to complete the events be- applications pass the examinations.
fore the examination period next At present the aviation service is the
month. most popular branch of service in at-
tracting the young Americans, while
H [R N formerly the marines held the honors.
The requirements to become an avi-
1 Tflg ator are exceptionally strict as regards
L1 DU N to the physical, mental and moral
character of the applicant. College
Players Change from Regular Shake men were preferred in this service
spearian Roles by Giving but-a college degree is not necessary,
French Comedy though a good education, preferably
along mechanical lines, is needed. The
Perhaps the last plays that ever necessity of such strict qualifications
will be given by the Elsie Herndon is due to the good possibilities for
Kearns company were those presented commisions and passing the grade of
here Saturday afternoon and evening. any army officer.
After these performances the company Dean Cooley has sent into Wash-
went to New York and disbanded on ington for another supply of applica-
agcount of the war conditions. tion blanks and those interested in the
Departing from its almost invariable aviation corps or desirous of joining
custom, the company presented Satur- are urged to secure blanks and further
information from him at his office in
day afternoon a non-Shakespearean ergudn.hs fcei
play. This was "The Blue Stockings," tho' Engineering building.
a ay.re o thea"eBatiokndvaigs, Many of the students have taken
a satire on the affectation and vanity out certificates from the Engineering
of women who sham great, learning,
tianiaed byo Vram Beigera, rn building signifying that they are in
t4erns Lesa eyesa BSvantes." good standing and have enlisted in the
Moliere's "Lee Femmes . different branches of the army. At the
Miss Kearns showed great ability in beginning of the war most of the stu-
an unattractive part by bringing out dents stayed in school acting under the
the contrast between the learned advice of the war authorities but now
Armande and her charming sister, since the draft has been settled they
Henriette, played by Miss Wilson. The have joined the branch of service they

difference oetwreen mr. ;Sommes as
Trissotin and Mr. Blackmer as Clit-
andre was no less marked. Thesenti-
niental old maid aunt, the henpecked
husband, the independent servant
maid, all were realized to the full ex-
tent of their possibilities.
"A Winter's Tale," the most neg-
lected of Shakespeare's plays, was
given in the evening. As its beauty
and pathos were brought out by the
company it is difficult to imagine why
it is not more read and more played
than it is now.
This summer. Miss Kearns is doing
Maeterlinck's "Peleas and Melisande"
for the first time. She says the trans-
lation reproduces faithfully the ex-
quisite atmosphere of the original. As
she puts it; it is "not 'the specially
edited for schools type" of translation.
Asked what her favorite role is,
Miss Kearns said, "When I am play-
ing a part, it always seems to be my
favorite." She carefully studies cos-
tume and makeup for each role. For
example, in the "Taming of the Shrew"
she wears a red wig in order to "feel
mad." It is to this careful interest
that her productions owe their finish
and balance.

0overnmental Authorties Silent on
Question of Possible Furlough
of Students
Medical students, according to
rumors, are in doubt whether they will
be given a furlough to pursue their
studies which was the early notice
given out from Washington or if they
will be drafted as privates. At pres-
ent the medical * authorities on the
campus do not know what the decision
of the governmental authorities is per-
taining to this question and are await-
ing notifications.
Doctor C. W. Edmunds, secretary of
the Medical school, has recently sent
to the surgeon general in Washington
a revised list of the medical and pre-
medical students, who have been af-
fected by the draft on which the board
will govern.
No definite date can be fixed when
the decision of the authorities will be
sent back to Doctor Edmunds.

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