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October 03, 1916 - Image 6

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The Michigan Daily, 1916-10-03

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the campus improvements
attracting much interest is
on the new library building.
' of the. students know the
is being followed in the
on of the remodelled build-
here is a great deal of cur-
to the nature of the excava--
being carried on.
of the new building will be
re the present excavation is
and with them the work of
le library, even while it is
istruction, will be carried
of these wings will be built
five stories, or to a height
t above the present stack
th wings will be completed
this winter.
he two wings are completed
and rooms of the library
?in unchanged. After the
finished all of the offices,
d reference shelves now in
ent building, except the
11 be moved into the wings.
ation and delivery desk and
uce room will be placed in
Ving of the newly completed
The printing shop and bind-,
e installed in the east wing.
e main part of the building
acatei it will be torn down.
t of the present structure
The tower will be removed
rangements have been made
v building for the clock and
ground made vacant by the
f this part of the old build-
nain part of the new build-
e built. It will face north
e 176 feet wide, making the
library nearly,175 feet long.
e above the present stacks
tnd will contain all of the
livery, reference, and study
1 the offices. Entrance will
large corridor, leading by
rs to the second floor, where
or will open into the great
oom, 176 feet wide, with a

building. On the opposite side of the
corridor from the reading room en-
trance will be the delivery desk and
the circulation desk. The delivery
desk will be connected with the old
and new stacks by an automatic book
carrier. The new stacks will be the
two wings now under construction.
Beautiful and comfortable in de-
sign, the main reading room will have
book shelves and oak panels on its
walls for a height of seven feet. Above
that height the walls will be imitation
stone, rising to the vaulted ceiling,
which will be decorated handsomely.
At each end of the main reading room
there will be three large windows, and
the surface above the windows at the
ends of the vaulted ceiling will re-
ceive paintings, similar to the group
scene by Gari Melchers in University
hall. No definite announcement, of
the nature of the paintings or the
artists has yet been made.
Four hundred tho and dollars is
the estimate of the cost of the com-
pleted structure. All of the work of
the architectufal trades is being done
by the Selden-Breck Construction
company, of St. Louis, Mo., and the
plumbing, steam-fitting, wiring, and
otherlmechanical equipment are to be
installed by the university building
and'grounds department.
Albert Kahn, of Detroit, is the archi-
tect. He has played an important part
in forming the present Michigan cam-
pus. He was the architect of Hill
auditorium, the Natural Science build-
ing, the new Engineering building,
and the Ferry field gates, besides sev-
eral fraternity houses.
Art brick and Bedford stone similar
to those used in the new science build-
ing and Hill auditorium will be used
in constructing the library. Its ex-
terior will be decorated with inlaid
work. The building will be absolute-
ly fire-proof and the most modern in
furnishings. It will be able to take
care of the needs of a university of
twice the present size of Michigan.
Besides the automatic book carriers
some of the special features will be
pneumatic tubes to transport books
and papers about the building, leather
doors and marble walls in the main
corridor, and three electric elevators,
one for passengers.
Gym Work Offered Upperclassmen
Special gymnasium classes for upper
classmen will' be offered this year by
Dr. George A. May, if a sufficient num-
ber of men enroll. Those exempt from
required physical work may also join.

Management Has Made Many Changes
in Theatre Since Last
Musical shows and high class
vaudeville bills will be the keynote
of Majestic theatre policy for the com-
ing year, according to Manager O'Don-
nel. Among those billed for Ann Ar-'
bor within the next few weeks, is a
musical tabloid, called "The Luck of
a Totem." This show was formerly
known as the big musical extrava-
ganza, "Alaska" and has been reduced
to its present form to fit the small
circuit theatres. Another playlet is a
college comedy, entitled "The Fresh-
man." This show is reported to be
out of the ordinary run of so-called
rah-rah productions, even theatrical
critics remarking that it is a "scream"
from the start to the final curtain.
Of an entirely different nature will
be the act put across by the Metro-
politan Dancers. These .people, eight
in number, are talented artists, who
were formerly connected with produc-
tions at the Metropolitan Opera House
in New York. Lovers of the ukelele,
the string guitar and the enchanting
"hula hula" will look forward to the
coming of Cluxton's Royal Hawaiians.
This aggregation is reported to be one
of the finest of its nature in the
For the benefit of the ladies, as well
as members of the sterner sex who
take an interest in such things, Man-
ager O'Donnel has booked the famous
"Fashion Revue," featuring the gown
that took first prize at the Bismarck
Gardens exhibit in Chicago, the
"Gown Without a Back."
But best of all, there will be a num-
ber of snappy vaudeville acts. Any-
way this stuff is always best liked.

A good singing and dancing skit or a
funny monologue puts everybody in a
good humor and keeps them there.
Chief on the list will be the marvel-
ous Eva Fay, the woman who reads
your thoughts. There were a lot of
sceptics when she was here last year,
but after they tried her-well, it was
a different story. Some of the other
old favorites will be seen again, among
them the popular Bennet Sisters and
Mary Gray.
The theatre itself was greatly im-
proved during the summer. But this
year a new heating plant has been in-
stalled, and even the last row will be
comfortable. A new slate floor has
been put in, three new sets of scenery
will banish the memory of the good
old dining room, and parlor scenes,
the lobby and the foyer have been
painted- and decorated, and the lobby,
foyer and steps leading to the balcony
have been covered with new "battle-
ship" linoleum.
Roy Prescott is leading the orches-
tra again this year. This organization
has been benefited by the acquisition
of a drummer and a new cornetist.
Dode Lamson, of Cincinnati, handles
the sticks, while G. A. Preston will do
the work behind the horn. Miss
Georgeanna Ristine is at the piano
Charles Timmins, who was stage
manager for the road company of Sep-
tember Morn last year, will be chief
electrician. He arrives next week.
Hanna will have charge of the prop-
Subscription sales of the gargoyle
are breaking all records this year, ac-
cording to Business Manager H. Kirk
White. The first edition will be on
the press by the 27th of October.

Work on the national campaign fort
the new million dollar building will
be continued during the months of
October and November at which time'
the territory covered during the cam-:
paign of last year will be gone over'
and alumni not already life members
will be urged to join.
That the national committee is very
confident of raising the sum needed
to complete the building is manifested
by the fact that the national commit-
tee has told the building committee
to go ahead with the building plans as
originally conceived. Bids for the ex-
cavations were asked for last week
and the building committee met last
night to determine who should do the
An additional feature of interest in
the local life membership campaign is
the fact that the local membership
dues will be applied on the life mem-
bership cards if the member signifies
his intention of taking out a life mem-
bership card before November 1.

"Clean-up" Work During Octo-
ber and November

T TH Iowa City, Ia., Oct. 3.-Publication
CONTINUEDTHIS MOof The Iowa Daily News at the State
University of Iowa began with the
National Union Committee to Do opening of school this year under the

system of student ownership and con-
The Daily Iowan, prifately publish-
ed for a number of years as the stu-
dent paper of the university, was pur-
chased by The Iowa Daily News at
the close of school early last summer.
With the founding of the new student.
daily it is expected that the Daily Old
Gold, which ran as opposition to The
Daily Iowan for a time last year, will
not resume publication.
The Typhoid epidemic has reached
its crisis and is now well in hand.
One thousand dollars has been appro-
priated by the city council and Dr.
John A. Wessinger, public commis-
sioner, has carried on a strict survey
of all possible sources.
"The water supply is now in good
order," says Wm. Levin," and there
is no longer need of boiling it. The
sanitary conditions are better now
than they ever were so there is no
need for worry."
Nine cases of typhoid were dismissed
yesterday and three today.' The oth-
ers are mild.

They are substitute for leather, and wear bet-
ter than leather or rubber
Put on at=
Paul's Place
c 611 E. WILLIAM ST.

We wish to inform you that we have
mo v e d our Factory and Salesroom
from our former location on Huron St.
to 617 Packard St., next to the Delta,
cor. State and Packard.
(New location)
617 PACKARD STREET. Next to the Delta
Cot. State mad Packard



Associated with his Uncle, the late John V. Sheehan, for the
past seventeen years, wishes to announce that he has Opened
a New Book Shop under the name of




Mr. Slater has had years of experience in the Retail Book Business, and
knows the wants of the Student Body. He will be pleased to see all of
his old customers, as well as new ones. He will carry a complete stock
of University Text Books and supplies of all kinds.

Phone 430

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