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SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 1922,


The Michigan Band Travels
(By W. Bernard Butler) l "That Michigan Band," too, is a strongest and most lasting impres-
tradition, one that was born twenty- sions of college life are left by the
As classes increase and the inter- two years ago, growing up with var- thrills of the band. It has become'
vening number of years becomes ied career until the late nineties an honored institution at Michigan.
greater, Michigan's famous "Forty when its acute poverty spurred on If the alumni cannot go to Michi-E
thousand living alumni" grow to Louis Ebel, '00, to write something gan, Michigan atmosphere can go toI
to contribute to the success of the some of the alumni. One of the most
nbemore gigantic giiproportions.i'itit"Varsity Mintrel Show." Out of the effective ways that Michigan spirit
sumber of t alumni, grows, mu, poverty of the band came that fam- can go to the alumni is in the spirit
the problem of keeping those out "in ous Michigan battle song, "The Vic- and tunes of the band.
the wide wide world" in closer touch tors." During this spring vncation, six
with their Alma Mater. Just the A large part of the proceeds from stops are to be made by the band,
other day a long plea came from ; the minstrel show went. to the band, the itinerary including Saginaw, Mus-
Judge William A. Spill of Pasadena, but prosperity was only temporary. kegon, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Jackson,
Later, however, a University of Mich- and Toledo. Michigan perhaps can-
California, asking for sonething rep- igan Band Association was formed not boast the largest band, but with
resentative of Michigan to come out which was a great aid. Wilfred Wil- proper recognition and aid from the
and renew old college memories. son was selected as leader and the alumni and undergraduates it may be
band continued to thrive. Since then known as the best.
The request of Judge Spill is typ- Ithe band has attracted attention from For years the band has had a hard
ical of the longings of thousands of all narts of the country, especially struggle but this lies mostly in the
other alumni throughout the land at the games with the East, at games past and the band now has a chance
who wait in vain over long periods in the conference, at home and away. to truly represent Michigan. No
Michigan to come their way. How This is the mere chronology of the longer is the purely "rah-rah" and
can the University keep in closer hand as a tradition. The big infu- rowdy spirit going to rule. Good
touch with her sons? Athletics. ence of the band on Michigan has music well played will predominate.
music and publications are the most been its interpretation of the music In addition to the band, other talent
effective means, and of the three the that it handed down from college gen- from the campus has been selected'
first two make the most persuasive eration to generation. Few men can "Bud" Dieterle, '22M, well known as
appeal. sit in the Ferry Field stadium, listen one of Michigan's best singers, will
to the band's base drum pound in the present a ballad, together with a few
Last year I wrote something about distance, hear its music grow in in- typical colege lyrics.
traditions, showing how the Univer- tensity as it nears the field, watch the sBurton E. L. Hyde, '25M, who is the
sity of Michigan Glee Club is a tr4yellow and blue capes drift in the master of one of the largest marim-
dition, justt as much as the wearing of. breeze, and listen to the triumphal bapliones in the word, promises to
pots, cap night, spring and fall opening crash of the "Victors" with- strike the happy medium between the
games and so on. The alumnus re- out being thrilled. Then between classics and ragtime. Hyde studied
calls these traditions with as keen a halves of a football game the "Vic- for more than five years with Cin-
sense of delight and familiarty as the tors" is played again, and later, heads cinnati Symphony group. The Mid-
sentimentalist ponders over souven- are bared in respect to "the Yellow night Sons' Quartette will also ac-
irs. and the Blue." With some persons the company the band on its tour,





Iwo Minuic1 Talks
by D. J. M. P. for
The Ann Arbor Savings Bank

NOT long ago four young men conceived the notions come to an end? How much longer
idea of beating the world. In accord- will the human race have to suffer from the
ance with their plans they entered a bank, shot malady of dishonesty? How much longer will,
two innocent bystanders, cowed the, Cashier it have to live before it learns' that the best
and made away with their loot. Thirty min- game in the world is the game of fair play?
utes later they were discussing the robbery with
the townspeople on the street. To all appear- When the world comes to such a state that men
ances they had succeeded in what they set out will sow before they attempt to reap, when the
to do. business man gives a hundred cents in value for
every dollar he puts in the cash register, when
Six weeks later these same four young men the laboring man puts forth honest effort in the
entered state's prison sentenced to "hard labor interest of his employer, when the Capitalist is
for the rest of their natural lives." willing to use the world without asking to ex-
ploit it, when the student is willing to learn and
The day they entered prison a young man said doesn't ask to be taught; in short, when every-
to me, "I was Captain of their baseball team one is willing to pay the price, then we may ex-
and never thought they were criminals." And pect to see more success in the world and less
that is the pity of the whole thing. They prob- misery and we can say that civilization has
ably were not criminals and yet they had gone truly advanced.

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For Ililady
Not only must she have new
outer apparel, but oh, the
new lingerie! No one feels
really pippy on Easter un-
less her "undies" are of the
same degree of newness and
beauty as her frock or suit.
In our Kayser silk or cun-
ning gingham creations you
will find just the shade and
style you are looking for.
The Nelv Hosiery
Nude or beige, hosiery will
match the popular sport ox-
fords and pumps in kid or
suede combinations.
Black and grey hose with
open work clocks are the lat-
est thing for more formal
Liberty at Main

to the length of committing murder in cold
blood in their attempt to reap without sowing.
When will such mis-conceived and deformed

Such a situation need not be an empty Utopian
dream-not while we have the power to make
it a twentieth century reality.


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