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THE MICHIGAN DAILY TUESDAY, OCTC

lYE MEN CAV
UNIVERSITY ITS
HIGH STANDING
[STORY OF UNIVERSITY SHOWS
WHO WERE RESPONSIBLE
FOR GROWTH.

WAS FIRST PRESIDENT

Dr. Angell Remains in Office Longer
Than Any of His
Predecessors
Criticism is often made to the *
* effect that Michigan students oft- *
* en spend four years in the Un- *
* iversity without acquainting *
* themselves with matters of his- *
* torical interest closely connect- *
* ed with the University. The *
* Daily realizes the validity of this *
* criticism and has decided to *
* publish during the year a ser- *
* ies of articles dealing with Mich- *
* igan's history, its constituent *
* organizations, and traditions. *
* This article on the University's *
* presidents is the first of the ser- *
* ies. *
To five men, prominent in the his-
tory of the University of Michigan, is
its present size and importance due.
ro its presidents and the changes
which they brought about during their
administrations must be given the
credit for the present standing of the
University in the educational world.
Not until the year 1850, when a sec-
Dnd convention was called for the pur-
pose of establishing a new constitu-
ion, did the board of regents make
rovision for an "ex-officio member of
he board, who should be its president
as well as the principal executive of-
icer of the University." Great diffi-

culty was at first experienced In find- taught, and later, acted as editor of
ing a head for the institution, which a leading journal. The University was
consisted of four or five wooden build- 30 years old when he became its
ings in the midst of a peach orchard. head. For another such length of time
Even as late as 1846, a traveler speaks he labored in its interests and for its
of the fields of waving wheat which '.ielfare, with but few interruptions.
the janitor was allowed to cultivate Famous as a student and an author-
about the buildings and upon the ity upon international law, he was
"campus. " three times requested to serve his
Many Men Sought by Authorities country as envoy to foreign lands.
Many men were sought for the new Seenres Appropriation for University
position, but the choice finally fell Under the rule of President Angel,
upon Henry S. Tappan, then professor the University steadily progressed and
of moral and mental philosophy in expanded to its present size. He was
the University of the City of New York. instrumental in securing an pro-
He had received his bachelor's degree ;,riation for the crection of University
from Union college, New York, in 1825, hall between the two old wings, and
and traveled and studied much, both at ┬░ himself laid the crneVrstole. heating
home and abroad, and had entered the a lightingsstm were improved
ministry, but because of an affection by him. The museum, and tie engin-
of the throat had been compelled to ecring buildings, as well as new scien-
abandon this career for that of a tific laboratories and hospitals were
teacher of philosophy, erected, besides the two gymnasiums
More especially was he interested In and library. Back or every movement
education, and for this reason he con- that had for its purpose the better-
sented to be the first, head of the Uni- mnent of the university, was the will,
versity, although he had arrived at the the motive force, and the indefati -
age of 47, and was possessed of an able zeal of James Burril Angellin
assured position gained by many yearsI the year 1909 President Angell retir-
of active and distinguished service in ed from active service, and loved as
his chosen line. As President Tappan "Michigan's Grand Old Man," continu-
explained in his inaugural address, he ed to live in the president's house
"desired to take part in the creation upon the campus, and to bear the title
of an American university, deserving of "President-Emeritus." In April of
of the name, and in the examination 1916 he died, at the age of 87, and was
of the subject had become satisfied mourned by faculty, students, alumni,
that certain conditions were essential and relatives alike.
which would best be fulfilled in a Hutchins Next President
new and rising commonwealth." larry Burns B utchins, Dean of the
Establishes Working Plan for College Law department, and acting-president
during the absence of Dr. Angell while
It was he who guided the affairs of on his foreign missions, was next
the University through the early and chosen University head. He had grad-
precarious years of its history, and uated as Bachelor of Philosophy from
who established for it a working plan the university, in the year 1871. For
and policy which for three-quarters of a while he was engaged in the practice
a century has never been revised. of law, but in 1883 was recalled to his
It was not possible to bring his ideal Alma Mater as Professor of the same
to fulfillment within the space of a subject. Only once-in 1887-did he
single life-span, but each year has leave, to go to Ithaca in order to es-
seemed to bring the goal nearer. The tablish a department of law at Cornell,
institution to which he looked forward and in eight years he returned to take
was "a university worthy of the name andhise rshk resrdtoHtak-
up his former wvork. President Hutch-
with a capacity equal to our wants, ins has contributed extensively to var-
receiving a growth commnensurate with ious legal publications of the country,
the development of all things around and has edited many works on law for
us, and doing a work which should be puliction.
acknowledged by the present genera- Publication.
tion, and reaching with increasing It is tdeed a task of no mean pro-
portions to depict the sterling worth of
power through the generations to these men within so limited a space,'or
come. or to cite the various reforms which
Abolishes Dormitory System each in his turn inaugurated. Yet
President Tappan abolished the one has but to compare the pict-
dormitory system, and put into effect ure of the University of President Tap-
many reforms gleaned from a long pan's first years, with the institution
study of similar institutions abroad. as it stands today, to see the composite
He was loved, honored and respected result of the efforts of all. If then,
by all who knew him, and to these the University has in any measure
it was a great blow when, as a result come to approach the ideal toward
of severe dissention with a new board which it has ever striven, many fact-
of regents that came into power in ors who have played their part in
1858, a recommendation for his dis- bringing about this state of affairs are
missal was offered. The incident not to be remembered, not the least of
only roused the University, but led to these being the names of its presi-
a universal protestation of the action dents.
by the press throughout the country.

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A scene from the comedy, "A Pair of Queens," to be shown at th e Whitney, Friday, Oct. 20.

"A PAIR OF QUEENS" a quality identical with the original
cast, in order to meet the demand for
At the Whitnpy, Theatre, Friday, big attractions from the principal
October 20, is H. H. Frazee's biggest cities in the east and middle west. The
laughing hit, "A Pair of Queens," management of the Whitney Theater
which scored such a tremendous suc- has been very fortunate in securing
cess in New York and which has just "A Pair of Queens" on its special tour.
finished a record breaking run of over (Aditional Theaters on Page Six.)
twenty weeks at the Cort Theater inS I
Chicago. It is not very often that SENIORS
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immediately following its New York be glad to have you call as early as
an'd Chicago runs; but in the case of possible so there will not be a rush
"A Pair of Queens," the management as in previous years. DAINES.
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This was without effect..,
Haven Becomes President
In 1863, Erasmus Otis Haven, trav-
eler, public speaker, editor, and edu-
cator, was chosen to fill the vacancy.
His task was far from easy as the
students, alumni, and townspeople.
were openly hostile because of the
dismissal of President Tappan. Then,
too, the affairs of the nation, involved
as they were in civil war, were
scarcely conductive toward providing
means for education.
In the first two years of President
Haven's reign, and in the last two of
his predecessor's, 659 students laid
aside their books and took up arms,
which left the University about de-
populated.
But little by little President Haven
conquered the difficulties that arose
and in six years brought the Univer-
sity safely through the trials that be-
set it. The prosperity, enlarged use-
fulness, and fame of the University in
all its branches were undoubtedly due
to his learning, skill, and untiring
perseverence.
Considerable time was required to
find a man fitted for the position made
vacant by President Tappan, and it
was two years before another head
was secured. In the interim, Henry
S. Frieze, head of the Latin depart-
ment, served as acting president and
discharged his duties with ability and
skill. He had come to Ann Arbor in
1854 and had become noted as a
scholar and teacher. His regime,1
though short, is noteworthy for two
events. For the first time in the his-
tory of the University, women were
admitted to the various departments of
learning, and an establishment of or-
ganic relations with the various high
schools of the state was effected.
Dr. Angell Accepts Presidency
Shortly after the resignation of!
President Haven, James Burril Angell,
then president of the University of
Vermont, was solicited for the posi-
tion, but declined the offer. However,
in 1871, the position was again tender-
ed him, and this time he accepted.
He was born in Rhode Island in the
year 1829, and was graduated from
Brown University in 1849. For four
years he had travelled, studied and,

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AT THE THEATERS
TODAY
Majestic-Vaudeville.
Orphieum-Mae Marsh in "The
Marriage of Molly-0." Also Tri-
angle Comedy, Chas. Murray in
"The Feathered Nest."
Arcade-June Caprice in "Lit-
tle Miss Happiness." Mutt and
Jeff Cartoon.
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AT THE MAJESTIC
Headline honors of the bill which
opened at the Majestic Theater last
night are shared by Ralph Dunbar's
Salon Singers and the International
Girl, the latter a posing act which
was received with unusual favor.
Dunbar's Singers present a musical
entertainment of the highest calibre.
Four singers and a pretty girl who
is an artist at the piano present the
act. Each is a capable artist and
their work called for several encores.
The International Girl presents a
colorful display of fashions, flags and
scenery on the screen. In each the
beautiful Miss Margaret Bird is the
center of the picture. Miss Bird's
beauty while not typed fits typically
into each of the varied pictures for
which she poses.
A clever pair of performers are
Warren and Dieterich, "The Comedian
and The Singer." There is a remark-
able contrast in the two men, the one
appearing in a black face role and
the other a typical Billy Scanlan in
vaudeville. Mr. Warren's patter of the
circus wins the laughs. Mr. Dieterich
is a capable singer.
Maglen, Eddy and Royn, open the
bill with a clown and acrobatic act. It
is filled with laughs and clever
tumbling.
Lewis, Belmont and Lewis offer a
sketh called, "After the Matinee." It
provides ┬░some lively comedy. The
woman member of the trio has an ex-
cellent voice.
The management of the Majestic an-
nounce that there will be no matinee
next Saturday on account of the M. A,
C.-Michigan game.

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