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ear of Michigan's Return


Conference Marks Winning of
laseball, Track, and Tennis Titles

(C. _. C.)
-Michigan finished her second year
f renewed Conference competition
his spring by wigning the Big Ten
aseball, track and tennis champion-
hips. Last fall the Michigan foot-
all eleven won every game played,
while the Wolverines placed fourth in
he Conference basketball race.
The past year has proved one of
he most successful ever experienced
y Michigan teams, and at its close
Jichigan stands out the acknowledg-
d athletic leader of the Middle West.
oaches Yost, Lundgren, Farrell,
lack and Mitchell did themselves
roud and victory followed victory
ith great regularity.
The climax of the year came on
une 7 when Michigan won the Con-
(ence champiionships in track and
ennis in one afternoon, in 'addition
> defeating Illinois in the final base-
all game. The baseball title had
cen made safe the preceding week
hen Lundgren's men defeated Illi-
ois in the first game played by the
wo leading Big Ten teams.
Men .on All-American
All-American athletes were to be
)und on the football, baseball and
ack teams, while Wesbrook, Michi-
an's star;tennis player, holds several
te titles in addition to the Big Ten
ingles championship. Steketee,
oetz and Vick made Walter Ecker-
al's Conference eleven, while Steke-
ee was named on Walter Camp's first
11-American team. This last honor
as been accorded but seven Michigan,
)otball men.
While Michigan won all five of the
)otball games that were played, her
laim to the Conference title is dis-
uted because Yost's eleven met but
xo Big Ten teams. Unbiased critics,
owever, rated Michigan the strong-
st team in the Middle West and a I
omparison of scores bears this out.
'Games Cancelled
The influenza epidemic forced the
incellation of'the other games on the
chedule last fall, and caused the post-
onement of the M. A. C. game until
te in the season. The Aggies were
ie only team able to score on Mich-
:an, although Yost's men ran up the
econd largest score of the season
gainst the East Lansing aggregation,
ouncing the Farmers, 21 to 6.
Michigan was gated high in the
ast as well as in the West owing to
er defeat of Syracuse, 15 to 0. Syra-
ise turned out one of the most
>werful elevens in the East, yet the
'olverines had little difficulty in
opping the Orange attack. The
ame developed into a kicking bout in
hich Steketee easily led his Syracuse

Illinois, Purdue and Ohio State, in
addition to the victories over M. A. C.,
Case and Ypsilanti Normal which did
not count in the Conference ratings.
Parks and Glenn pitched sensational
ball for Michigan, while Captain
Knode played, a phenomenal game at
short-stop throughout the season.
Neither Parks nor Glenn lost a game.
Conference Tennis Victory
Wesbrook and Bartz were the win-
ners of the Conference doubles title,
while the former also won the singles
championship. The Michigan tennis
team defeated Minnesota, M. A. C.,
Chicago, and Ohio State in dual tour-
Michigan's second Varsity basket-
ball five placed fourth in the Confer-
ence race, winning an even half of its
Conference games. The year before
the Wolverines' first Varsity five had
finished last, losing every game, so
that the 1919 season record was con-
sidered highly satisfactory.
Coach Mitchell was handicapped by
lack of matbrial, and by the fact that
the gymnasium could not be used for
preliminary practice. As a result the
team got away to a late start, losing
several games by one and two-point
The second semester, however two
veterans returned from military ser-
vice and the five won four of its re-
maining six games. Williams and
Karp.us were the stars of the team.
With but one of this year's team grad-
uating, and at least one promising
player coming on from the freshman
five, Coach Mitchell's squad should be
fighting for the Conference title next
Rome, June 27.-The "Hull House
of Italy," emulating Chicago's famous
example of social work, has been
opened at Sezze, a thickly populated
mountain town of Rome. There are
14,00 inhabitants there.
Under American direction Sezze has
established a settlement house, two
'orphan asylums for orphans of the'
war, a hospital, and a system of vis-
iting nurses. The money has been
contributed by the inhabitants of the
town. All the institutions are being
supported by voluntary contributions.
The new social institutions have
been operating under the direction of
Miss Fraser, a former social worker in
Chicago and Cincinnati. Miss Fraser
is an American Red Cross worker but
has called for Tittle in the way of fi-
nancial support from her organiza-
tion. She has skillfully aroused the
interest of the residents in her proj-
ects and they have supported her with
money and time to a remarkable ex-
The hospital has already done enor-
mous work for the people of the{
town. In the, two orphan asylums are
bathrooms, sewing rooms,, playground,
carpenter shops and machine shops.
The boys' institution has a three-acre
farm, where they attend to the breed-
ing of rabbits, hogs and chickens, and
grow all the vegetables used in th
institutions. The girls are given spe-
dial work in embroidering where they
design and make all the linen for the

Beaune, France, May 30. (Corres-
pondence.)-With the closing exer-
cises of the American Expeditionary
Force university, held here today, the
possibility of making the United
States army a great educational med-
ium for all America has been demon-
strated. This is the opinion of lead-
ing educators in that institution.
Their experience in two months of its
sessions has convinced these instruc-
tors that the great experiment has
pointed a way to universal education
in the United States.
Some guide to the development of
an army educational system in the
United States may be supplied by an
outline of'the work of the university
More than 8,600 American soldiers
have since March 15 been obtaining a
higher education in this university as
a gift from Uncle Sam. The institu-
tion was composed of 13 colleges with
584 instructors and offered 303 cour-
ses of study, any of which the soldiers
might elect to pursue. It was unique
in respect to the fact that its entire
student body was clad in khaki, that
the students slept in army cots, 50 or
60 in a hut with their rifles slung be-
neath them. They rose for the day's
studies at- the call of the bugle and,
marched to their school rooms in
companies. t
Outside the schoolrooms army dis-
cipline prevailed, but in Jhem the
army was forgotten and a private was
as good as a captain,
The directors of these 13 colleges
were distinguished educators in Amer-,
ica and the grade of instruction given
at Beaune was regarded as equiva-
lent to university work in America.
Entrance examinations were not re-
quired. The word of the applicant
that he had had a high school educa-
tion was the sole requirement and
this was waived if he had had its
Col. Ira L. Reeves, Director
Col. Ira L. Reeves, a regular army
officer well known for his work as
president of Norwich university at
Northfield, Vermont, was the directing
head of the university. Four months
ago this university was little more
than a project. Abandoned American
hospitals where the wounded from the
Argonne drive received treatment
were seized upon as a nucleus and
other buildings appeared like mush-
rooms. There were no brownstone
fronts, no clinging ivy, no green turf
of the old colleges at home; just plain,
unpainted board and canvas army
buildings with plenty of bootpitted
mud abo4; a little city in itself.
Pershing Athletic Field
Nearby was Pershing field for ath-
letics where five baseball felds were
in use and there was opportunity for
track meets and other athletics. Eight
miles away at Allerey was the agri-
cultural college with about 2,300 stu-
The colleges of this institution, the
first of its kind in history, were:
Agriculture, arts, business, citizen-'
ship, correspondence, education, engi-
neering, journalism, law, letters, med-
icine, music and science. There were
538 classes and the average enroll-
ment in each class was 38 men./
Agricultural College Popular
The agricultural college headed the
list for attendance. The business col-
lege was second with 1,829 students,
engineering third with 846 and then

followed letters'with 770, science 574,,
arts 27, education 78, journalism 121,
law 146, medicine 134, and music 149.
Many of the soldiers studied French
and made excellent progress partly
because of the splendid opportunity
to peractice the language with their
French friends. For the mos't part
the classes of the university were con-
ducted in the barrack schoolrooms,
but a large aerodrome was converted
into a combination lecture room and
Work Begins at 6 O'clock
The day's work began at 6 o'clock
in the morning when a bugle sounded
reveille. Soon- a long line of khaki-
clad soldiers, several regiments
strong, fell into marching order and
wound its way as though on parade,
across the grounds, the men dropping
out by companies as they came to
their schools.
Generally the students were moved
by a serious purpose to obtain an ad-
vanced education and were of a clean
cut type of which any institution
might be proud. Each signed a state-
ment when he entered the university
which constituted its code. It read
in part:

Dog Show To Be
Held In Detroit
Detroit, June 28.--The second an-
nual American Kennel club licensed
dog show will be held this year by
the Michigan state fair on Aug. 30,
31, and Sept. 1, in Detroit. This de-
partment of the exposition, which will
be in session from Aug. 29 to Sept,
7, was established last year when the
largest and best dog show of the
summer and autumn season was
Present indications point toward
one of the greatest shows in the coun-
try. The dog fancy of the country is
taking particular interest in this show
on account of the support given the
sport last year by G. W. Dickinson,
secretary-manager of the Fair asso-
ciation. When the first event was
staged, kennel clubs were ducking to
cover on account of war conditions,
but the fair executive went into it with
a will, and made an outstanding suc-
cess of the event.
The show will be held in the new
poultry building, which was erected
last year; but instead of one-half of
the second floor used in 1918, the en-
tire upper story will be commandeer-
ed. George F. Foley, of Philadelphia,
the veteran dog show superintendent
of the country, will have charge of the
department. The judges selected are
Eno Meyer of Cincinnati, Paul C.
Blas of New York, and Charles Grosse
of Cleveland.
health, my comfort and my education
are advanced by this trip, the govern-
ment will be well repaid for the
money it spends on me. I realize
that if, by misconduct, carelessness
or vice, I fail to be improved in body
and mind, I will have defrauded the
government and will also have wasted
an opportunity to improve my station
in life."
Dr. John Erskine, professor of Eng-
lish in Columbia university and one
of the three members of the recently
created educational corps of the
American Expeditionary Force, be-
lieves that the university here has
demonstrated the feasibility of mak-
ing the army a great school for
"The A. E. F. University seems to
me a significant experiment from the
point of view of education in the
United States," said Dr. Erskine.
Unierstl I Training
"I have been fascinated with the
idea that we might introduce into our
national life a system of universal
training not yet attempted--a system
which should be compulsory for all
men whether or not they are physical-
ly fit to be soldiers, which should
serve as an annual inventory of our
national resources physically, mental-
ly and morally. The university might
serve as a model for the training
camps which would be found in such
a system; a student would be under
military discipline, and would enjoy
all advantages of the well administer-
ed military camp, but he would pur-
sue whatever subjects his tastes and
his situation in life might cause him
to desire, from brick-laying to uni-
versity study.
Officers LEavr Plan
"It has interested me exceedingly
to observe, as I have advanced the
idea that our army should be trans-
formed into an instrument for educa-
tion, that the idea has met with in-
telligent response from the experienc-
ed officers of the regular army.
"The university has come to mean
for many of us here the hope that our
most chivalrous soldiers, our best
trained scientists, our citizens with

the largest imagination may agree on
a program of universal training which
will quickly drive out illiteracy and
all disease that is avoidable, and will
fit men and women to take a worthy
part in the peace time business of our
"If we should so organize the United
States, we should be prepared against
attack in time of war, and we should
also be prepared, as far as is, humanly
possible, against prejudices and ig-
norances which tend to drive nations
into war."
London, June 27.-The secret of an-
other German key industry has been
discovered, the manufacture of artifi-
cial mother-of-pearl. J. W. H. Dew,
a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts,
found the process after much pa-
tient experimenting.
Dr. Dew was ,engaged during the
whole 'period of the war in recon-
structing, step by step, the method of
Artificial mother-of-pearl is used for
making fancy buttons, dress.trimmings
and man5 other articles. Before the
war most of it came from Germany.
Wolverine delivered at your door
three times a week at $1.00 per term.

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Case and Chicago Defeated
Case had been defeated in the open-
ing game, 33 to 0. Chicago was taken
into camp 13 to 0 in a well fought
game that brought memories of earlier
days in the Conference when those
first great teams of Yost humbled
Stagg's elevens.
Ohio State was downed, 14 to 0;,
bringing the season's record to 96'
points for Michigan against 6 for her
opponents. Captain Wieman was ab-
sent throughout the season in mili-"
tary service, but he is expected to be
out again this fall when Yost hopes
to turn out the strongest team he has
coached in the last decade.
Star of Track Squad
Carl Johnson, one of the greatest
all-round track athletes ever produced
at Michigan, was the star of Coach
Farrell's 1919 squad. Johnson won
firsts in both hurdles, both jumps and
in the dashes. He was the high in-
dividual point winner in both the east-
ern intercollegiates and in the Con-
ference championships, scoring 12 1-2
points in the eastern meet and 20
points in the Big Ten finals, in which
he won four firsts. Johnson broke the
Conference record in the broad jump
with a leap of 23 feet 11 1-4 inches.
Johnson was chosen to represent the
United States in the inter-Allied
games in France but chose to stay to
help win the Conference meet.
Michigan placed third in the east-
ern championships with 25 1-2 points,
and won the Conference meet the fol-
lowing week with 44 1-2 points. n ad-
lition, Farrell's men won the Confer-
ence indoor championship, defeated
Notre Dame and Chicago, both indoors
and outdoors, and made creditable
showings at the Drake and Penn relay
One Diamond Game Lost
With the exception of the five prac-
tice games played with the Columbus
nine of the American Association, the
baseball team lost but one game;
Notre Dame bing the only college nine
:o defeat Lundgren's men.



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Ithaca, N. Y., June 27.-Prof. C. A.
Martin, who has submitted his resig-
nation as dean of the college of arch-
itecture of Cornell university, will con-
tinue as professor in building con-
struction. In a statement prepared for
the press, he sets forth as the chief
reason for his voluntary resignation
from office, his inability to devote suf-
cient time to his vwritings and teach-
1Professor Martin,,who is a Cornell
graduate, was associated with a num-
ber of New York architectural firms
prior to his becoming an instructor in
Carl Johnson, captain-elect of the
1920 track team, is participating in
the victory Jubilee track meet in his
home city, Spokane, Wash., according
to word received in Ann Arbor.
He is entered in the low and high
hurdles, the broad jump, and the high
jump, all of which events he won in
the Western Intercollegiate meet at
Chicago. Immediately following the
meet he will break training until next

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