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August 18, 1914 - Image 1

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The Wolverine, 1914-08-18

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Vol. V.


No. 24.

Total of 8,883 for Year Ending June 30,
1913, Indicates Eclipse of
1,107 er Preceding
IlElaslTERl IStS 791 FROM

Resources Surpass Those of
Before By 'otal of


According to figures recently com-
piled, during the year ending June 30,
1913, there were 1,107 more patients
registered at the university hospital
than during the previous year or a to-
tal yearly registration of 6,803. This
increase over previous years probably
can be accounted for by the rather ex-
tensive improvements made in the.
hospital plant, whereby not only could
a larger number of patients be accom-
modated, but also better cared for
than at any time previous in the his-
tory of the hospital.
Many From Without State.
Last year patients came from ev-
ery county in the state, while 791
came frot outside of the state.
For the y ar ending June 30, 1913,
the receipts Irom all resources were
$124,928.22, an increase of $26,757.86
over the previous year's record. In
spite of this large sum received from
the patients the cost of conducting a
modern hospital has so increased dur-
itg the past few years, that the run-
titg expenses exceeded the receipts
by saute $t.0,000.
Tise growtis of the university hos-
pital has been phenomenal, and is
largely due to the fact that the people
of the state of Michigan for more than
fifty years have looked to their uni-
versity for medical advice. The pa-
tients come from every county in the
state and many from neighboring stat-
es seeking medical advice from those
in charge of the various departments
of the hospital. Medical and surgical
treatment is free but patients are
charged for room and board. There
is practically no state appropriation
for the support of the hospital, the
university being in the anamalous po-
sition o either making the charges
sutlicient to meet the hospital running
expenses or making up the deficit at
the end of each fiscal year.
A. General Hospital
The university hospital is a general
hospital in every sense of the word
Esery department of nedicine and sur-
gery is represented, and all classes of
patients, even including patients with
contagious diseases, and the acutely
insane, are admitted and treated in its
wards. Every department in the hos-
pital is crowded to the limit, and has
a waiting list of patients seeking ad-
tittance as soon as the beds are emp-
Increases Capacity
The hospital has been compelled to
increase its capacity by 74 beds divid-
ed as follows: additional beds for chil-
dr' 35 ne contagious liospital, 34,
addl itinl beds. in the nedical pavil-
iou, 17, ts making the totall capacity
ofthi lispitat, a74 beds.
Th., te is raking it possible at
the disr*tiis f lite judges of probate
to reifcr eli ,r to li university hos-
pital for tr -,u, ut at sat expense.
The regents thii l tivet-ity in order
to meet ihe 'msrg,'y hav' added
thirty-five beds to thi ubilidren's ward.
(Continued its pakr 4)

Bill auditoriuni stage will be used
for dramatics tonight for the first time,
when Professor Thomas C. True-
blood's class in Shakespearean read-
ing will present "Twelfth Night" as
a complimentary recital for the gener-
al public. The production was to have
been staged in Sarah Caswell Angall
hall, but an extra demand for seats
notile it necessary for a large building
to be used for the entertainment. The
students who will present the Shakes-
pearian comedy have been working
for the past three weeks on their lin-
es, and the production promises to be
a fi'ng one.
'he cast which will appear in
"Twelfth Night" will be quite similar
in personnel to that which presented
"The Hunchback," in the open air the-
ater, three weeks ago. As is the cus-
tom, followed by Professor Trueblood,
each member of the class will have a
part in the play, and the most efficient
will appear in several parts at differ-
ent times during the course of the
play. By this scheme the audience
is given a chance to see a good array
of talent in action.
Some of the prominent members of
the cast together with the leading part
each will play follow: Mr. E. S. King,
an instructor of oratory in the Michi-
gan Agricultural College, will play the
parts of Malvolia and the Clown. Mr.
Et. R. Townsden will play the part of
the Duke. Mr. R. D. Bracket, head of
the department of oratory of the Mil-
waukee, Wis., high school, will play
the parts of of Sir Toby and the Clown.
Miss Ola E. Fuller, of the Emporia,
Kansas, College, will appear as Maria,
Olivia and a Servant. Miss Amie Fee,
who has had extensive dramatic train-
ing with Professor Trueblood, will ap-
pear in the part of Viola.
Economics Faculty Suffers Sixth Loss
As the sixth to leave the economics
faculty, Mr. H. G. Hayes, who has
served as an instructor during the past
few years, will go as an instructor to
the University of Minnesota.
Close University Club Next Month
University club, located in the base-
nient of memorial hall, which has been
open during the summer session, will
close Friday for the month of Sep-


BOARD OF EQUALlATION the field of battle.
MAY DO 'li1CH CUTTING Both teams will present a strong LETTER FROM MRS. RMEAD
lineup, and the fray promises to be of TELLS OF UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
Amount Received From Taxes of high order. Expense money will be
Three Years Ago Amouted given to the managers of each team by Iuch Sought Party of James P. Bird
to $200,000 the merchants of the city. In addi- Finally Reports Safety
tion to seeing Sisler and Hughitt in ac- From England
lion an opportunity will be given the
Although he will make no definite local fans to watch the work of Achi, Ann Arbor people who have friends
estimate , Robert A. Campbell, treas- the Hawaiian catcher, who has attract- traveling in Europe have begun to be
urer of the University, announced this ed so much attention recently, relieved by the letters and cables
morning that the University of Michi- The following men are requested to which are now being received. There
gan Agricultural college will profit report at West Park at 9:15 tomor- are. a few, however, who remain to
more than ever as the result of the row morning, in suits: Achi, Wheat, be heard from among whom are Prof.
revaluation of taxable property of Galbraith, Sisler, Ross, Keiser, Heubel, Fred N. Scott, Mrs. Scott and children,
Michigan now being considered. At Hughitt; Donnelly, Eaton, Robinson, who are thought to be in Germany.
the last revaluation, three years ago, Stewart, Thomas and Smith. Hear From Bird Party.
the state law gave the university the A' cablegram from Professor James
sum of $200,000.00. The state board ANNOUNCE MARRIAGE OF P. Bird Monday brings the information
of equalization is now in session at EARL MOORE TO '12 ALUMNA that he and his party of 13 have reach-
Lansing. ed London safely,
The amount of taxable property in Cards have been issued for the wed- * Professor Bird left Ann Arbor with
Michigan is placed by the state tax ding of Blanche W. Anderson, '12, and a party of 13 women, late in June, for
commission at $3,301,038, 087, which Earl V. Moore, '12, to be held at Mus- a tour of Europe. The last letter from
represents an increase of $588,904,971 kegon, Mich., August 26. Mr. Moore any of them received here was dated
over the total reached by the board of is at the head of the organ department Julw 28. It made no mention of im-
county supervisors. This sum is sub- of the university school of music, and pending war and contained the infor-
ject to such deductions as the super- next year, in addition to his regular mation that the party would leave the
visors can snow are :artanted in each duties will have charge of the courses following day for a short rest in one
instance. When the work of equali- in the history of music formerly con- of thy mountain resorts of Switzer-
zation has been completed, a basis will ducted by Mr. Welch. The couple land.
be determined on which the three plans to settle in Ann Arbor and.will The party was due to reach London
eights of a mill tax imposed for the be at home to their friends after No- on the 16th. Among the Bird party
support of the university and agri- vember 1. were the Misses Nina Doty, Luella
cultural college can proceed. Moore, Florence Campbell, and Mar-
The present valuation is 11 2-10 per APPOINTMENT COMMITTEE TO guerite Austin, the first three Detroit
cent higher than that of three years OPERATE THROUGH SEPTEMBER school teachers, and the latter a high
ago. The showing of the state tax The office of the appointment com- school girl, and Mrs. Loraine Bur-
commission was equalized 77 2-10 per mittee in the department of education roughs.
cent by the board at that time. will be open during the month of Sep- Letter From Mrs. Rhead.
One of the main arguments that will tember and will continue to secure po- A letter from Mrs. George B. Rhead,
be used is, that if the tax commission sitions for students enrolled with the now safe in London, and awaiting an
figures are to be adopted by the state committee. The department expects opportunity to sail for home, tells of
board of equalization, the University to fill many vacancies before the open- some thrilling experiences she and
of Michigan and the Michigan Agri- ing of school in the fall. her two traveling companions. Mrs.
cultural college, which are entitled to Byrl Fox Bacher, and Miss Martha
a certain mill tax on the assessed money. However, this argument will Merkle, had in leaving Berlin aid
valuation of the state, will have more be met with the argument that the reaching London.
money than can be used and that will coming legislature can amend the None of the three knew of the war
mean a useless waste of the state's laws, should it be found necessary. (Continued on page 4.)

UnIversity and M. A. C. to Make Big
Gains From Revaluation of
State Property by

A baseball game between the all-
campus summer session team and the
Ann Arbor Independents tomorrow
morning promptly at 9:30 o'clock on
West Park will start the program for
Ann Arbor's widely advertised "Big
Day." Much interest is prevalent as
to the outcome of the game, as it is the
first time in years that the two fac-
tions, "town and gown" have met on

Prof. Fred N. Scott and Family Con-
tinue to Worry Ann Arbor
Relaties and

Michigan's 1913 Varsity which defeated Cornell and Pennsylvania. Although few stars will be back, the majority of last year's squad will meet Coach
Yost here September 7, to begin training for the nine-game schedule, the most difficult which Michigan ever confronted.

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