AT YOUR DOOR
-3 TIMES A WEEK
VOL. VIII. No. 17 ANN ARBOR. MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1917 TRICE FIVE CENTS
Other Large Colleges Show Greater
Decrease In Enrollment
SEVERAL MAKE SMALL GAINS
Comparison with the registration
figures of other state universities
shows that the University of Michigan
has fallen less in attendance on ac-
count of the war than many other big
schools. This conclusion is the re-
sult of comparing the number of stu-
dents who registered in the summer
schools in 1916 with the number who
registered in the 1917 summer ses-
sions of the various universities.
Michigan Ranks Flfth
In the order of decrease the Uni-
versity of Michigan ranks fifth, show-
ing a loss of 18.3 per cent. The Uni-
versity of Illinois has suffered most
heavily with a decrease of 27.2 per
cent. The University of Wisconsin
comes second, showing a loss of 26
per cent. The smallest per cent of
decrease is shown by the University
of California, which shows a loss of
only one per cent from the registra-
tion number of last summer.
Western States Show Small Loss
In fact the figures indicate that
none of the western states have been
much disturbed so far by the war,
for the three lowest percentages of de-
crease shown by the Universities of
California, Colorado, and Washington,
while two western states, Iowa and
South Dakota, actually show an in-
crease. A list of the universities with
their registration records follows in
the order of their decrease:
Name. 1916. 1917. Pet.
Univ. of Illinois.....1,147 833 27.2
Univ. of Wisconsin. .3,144 2,310 26.0
Co'hmhia Univ. ,108 6,152 24.0
Univ. of Utah. 743 508 23.5
Univ. of Michigan...1,793 1,465 18.3
Univ. of Nevada..... 123 102 17.0
Indiana Univ. ......1,111 932 16.1
Univ. of Montana.... 333 280 15.9
Univ. of Washington.1,386 1,283 12.5
Univ. of Minnesota..1,067 950 11.0
Univ. of So. Dakota.. 111 123 *9.7
Univ. of Iowa....... 676 736 *8.1
Univ. of Colorado... 833 768 7.8
State Col. of Wash.. 388 370 6.7
Univ. of California..3,975 3,970 1.0
*Per cent gain.
PROFESSOR KAUFFMAN GOES
WEST TO GATHER SPECIMENS
Is Given Leave of Absence to Do Ex-
periment Work on Cetain
Prof. Calvin H. Kauffman, curator
of the Cryptogamic Hebarium, and
professor in the botany department,
left yesterday for Colorado where he
will spend a year gathering and se-
lecting mushrooms in order to ex-
periment on them for certain malicios
diseases which affect crops.
Professor Kauffman was granted a
year's leave of absence by the Board
of Regents in June so that he might
work on these plant diseases for the
United States government.
Expect Jiany At BRINGSPIANIS FOR
Dancing Affair D L
Women's League to Entertain Students C LSU NEIA BOBM
of Summer Session From
4 to 6 Today Honorable Levi Rarbour Plans Unique
ltesidence for University
This afternoon the students of the Women
summer session will actually enter
the social season. The Women's Leag- Plans for the new Barbour dormi-,
ue has completed all arrangements tory for women were brought in from
for the dancing party which will beD
held in Barbour gymnasium from 4 to Detroit yesterday morning by the Hon-
6 o'clock, and, in addition to having orable Levi Barbour to be approved
secured the services of a good orches- by President Harry B. Hutchins.
tra, eats will also be tendered the The new building will be situated
University men and women who at- where West Hall now stands. Work
tend the affair. of razing the literary building will
An unusual program has been ar- commence as soon as adequate ar-
ranged by Miss McKee and Dr. George rangements for the removal of the
A. May, of the physical education de- property of the literary department in-
partment. Inasmuch that the sum- to another location have been made.
mer session students at various col- Accommodations for 65 Girls
leges have had considerable" succesa
with get-togethBr parties, a large Barbour dormitory, when complet-
crowd of students is expected Otisaaf- ed, will provide accommodations for
ternoon. Ways of getting acquainted about 65 girls. There will be 8 bed-
by states and colleges will be used in rooms on the first floor and 25 sleep-
the grand march. Many new featurs oing compartments on the second floor.
will also be introduced. The building is to be of red brick
The affair will begin promptly at with green shutters on the windows,
4 o'clock and everyone is urged to in order that it correspond and bar-
be present on time. No admission will monize with Newberry residence. A
be charged. dining room, a glass enclosed porch,
two small parlors, a reception room.
C e J s showers and a den are several of the
C t t i many features stipulated in the plans.
Good N ews Iems bAhuge iron fence, supported by red
Ll bik posts will be built before the
Barbour and Newberry dormitories.
Former Football Star, Now in City,
Says Michigan Men Are
James B. Catlett, '17L, for severalO
years a prominent member of the
Varsity football and track teams, was Amherst Professor to Give Talk on
in Ann Arbor yesterday on his way "Gcography and
home to Brookings, S. D., from Wash- Politics"
frlovie Mlan AfterI
Men in Military Course Also Play
War on Military
Playing war on a military map and
being hounded by a movie director
furnished reels of amusement Thurs-I
day to the students in Major C. E.
Wilson's military courses.
The war lasted for three hours.i
Maneuvers by the Red and Blue4
forces were as realistic as a real
battle. The Red force under the lead-c
ership of Mr. Prescott, showed skilla
in the formation of the advance guards
and in the maneuvering of the menf
but were somewhat slow and lacked
aggressiveness. P. O. Tucker was inI
charge of the Blue army, which lostf
one company and two machine guns.
The war game was watched by a smallf
number of spectators.f
Snaps Many Pictures
During the afternoon, a movie man
from the Russell Motion Picture com-;
pany of Detroit, snapped several thou-1
sand pictures of the men in action.1
The company rehearsed "guard duty,"t
bayonet drills, close order, extended
order, signal work, line of skirmishest
charging over the hay-cocks on Ferry
Field and a fierce charge on the dum-
mies hanging from the goal posts. At
number of comic sketches were work-
ed in, making the pictures one of the
best of its kind in the market.
Rations for 24 hours were carried
by Major Wilson's classes last night.
The company bivouaced several miles
out from the city and took up actual
"out-post guard duty." The men slepti
in i"pup tents" and cooked their own
meals in army style.
Early this morning the forces were
attacked by surprise by Company I of,
the 31st M. N. G. Major Wilson's men,
soon recovered from the surprise of
the sudden attack and retaliated: by;
quickly forming ranks and commenc-
ing in effective counter-attack. A min-;
iature battle was staged with blank;
Trench Mortar Hurls Time Bombs
A large trench mortar hurled time,
bombs at the enemy several hundred
feet distant. Company I, under Cap-
tain Volland, acting as the attacking
force, finally signalled Major Wilson
for a succession of hostilites. The
"war" was declared a "draw."
Next week Major Wilson intends to
have the men working on accuracy in
the throwing of "hand grenades,"
"wall-scaling" and map sketching
problems. The students are working
hard and enjoying the preliminary
touches of the real soldier life.
E. Menkin, '96L, Visits Ann Arbor
Edward Menkin, '96L, arrived in
Ann Arbor yesterday from Chicago on
official law business.
Glimpses of the World's
SHOGW SOME CLSS-
IN FIBSI4 HOONDS
Three Sets of Singles in First Elimini.
nation Contest Played
KIRKPATRICK WINS HOT DUEL
The first single elimination contest
in the All-Campus tennis tournament,
was played off on the varsity courts
on Ferry Field yesterday afternoon
and the class of playing in the three
singles promises strong competition
for the finals.
The first set played between M.
Klein and R. A. Chandler was an easy
first for Chandler by 6-0; but the sec-
end game was keenly contested, the
final score being 6-3 in Chandler's
Kirkpatrick Meets Good Battle
A. L. Kirkpatrick won from Ed. C.
Sawyer by 6-3 and 6-3 in the most
hotly contested game of the afternoon.
Both men exhibited a brand of tennis
that predicts hard competition for the
contestants who meet Kirkpatrick in
the second elimination contest next
W. W. Dawley took H. J. Burtiss in-
to camp by a score of 6-2, 6-1, both
men showed several streaks of good
Hold Second Set Today
At 9:30 o'clock this morning the
second set of the first elimination con-
test was held and Monday at 4:00
o'clock the third set of the first elim-
ination of the singles will be played.
The results of the contest will be
printed in Tuesday's issue of The Wol-
verine with the schedule of the sec-
ond elimination contest to be played
during the latter days of the week.
All contestants must have a permit
to play on the Ferry Field courts,
which can be procured at the field or
at the Athletic Association office in
the Press building.
The rules of the game call for all
men being present on the field when
the contest is scheduled to be played
or the absentee forfeits the game.
Postponed games should be made sat-
isfactory to both sides and a notifica-
tion of such sent into the Wolverine
office so as not to interfere with the
The following singles were held this
morning at 9:30 o'clock on Ferry Field
and the results will be printed in
Tuesday's issue of The Wolverine. W.
Stinson vs. E. J. Jeffries; C. A. Lang-
worthy vs. J. L. Stadeker; R F. Fitz-
patrick vs. Guy Fox; G. R. Anderson
vs. C. E. Buell, and R. B. Penzotti vs.
The last set of singles in the first
elimination rounds starting at 4:00
o'clock onday will be played as fol-
lows: S. E. Doolittle vs. J. M. Graft;
'Herbert Schielle vs. D. H. Redfern;
P. C. Emery vs M. B. Doty and W. L.
Krohngold vs. Karl Bintz.
Opera Star Gets Good Position
Frank W. Grover, ex-'18, star in
several of Michigan's annual Union
operas, has succeeded in obtaining a
position as assistant paymaster in the
United States navy. Grover stopped
in Ann Arbor a few days this week,
prior to going to Washington.
ington, D. C., where he took the exam-
ination for a commission of lieuten-
ancy in the regular army. While is
Ann Arbor, "Buzz" Catlett brought
news of several of the men who left
the University for war duty.
Wayland H. Sanford, '17L, and
Louis F. Dahling, '17L, who left for
Newport, are now assistants in the
legal department of the navy in New-
Lester S. Moll '17L, who was at
Newport, has been transferred from
there to New London and is doing
legal work for the navy. Miller H.
Pontius, '14L, former assistant foot-
ball coach, has passed the examina-
tion for a commission of lieutenancy
in the regular army. According to
Catlett, all the men are doing well,
and are glad to be able to follow their
legal profession even while serving
the war department.
Prof. R. G. Gettell, who came from
the Political Science department of
Amherst College to teach in the sum-
mer school, will deliver a lecture on
"Geography and Politics" at 5 o'clock
Monday afternoon in the auditorium
of the Natural Science building.
At 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon;
Prof. J. C. Parker, of the electrical
engineering department, will talk on
"Public Utilities and Franchise Rates."
Professor Parker will discuss the new
theory of franchise rates as it has
come into practice during the last
fifteen years. He will show why the
franchise is operated by private com-
panies instead of the city or state
directly and will discuss in detail
some of the mistakes made in the
stringent regulations of private cor-
porations, which are necessary to pre-
vent the corporations from indulging
in abuse of their privileges.
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Huron and Division Streets
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 1917
10:30 A. M. Leonard A. Barrett-"The Supreme
11:45 A. M. Professor Herbert Richard Cross-"(
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