T HE MICHIGAN DAILY
EW GYM TO EQUAL1
BEST IN COUNTRY
,elous Floor Provides for Many Ath-
letic Events to Be Carried on
at Same Time
DERN EQUIPMENT OBTAINED
great expanse of clear floor, flood-
with light from an enormous sky-
it, and a bewildering tangle of steel
ders supporting the high roof-
,t is the main floor of Waterman
mnasium, newly remodeled. The
r is 246 feet long and 90 feet wide,
I the skylight is 195 feet long. There
space on the floor for four basket-
1 games at once, or for track prac-
e and a gymnasium class working
the same time.
Pen laps are run to the mile on
new cork track, which is six feet
le. The old tra -k was only four
t wide and 14 laps had to be run
make a mile. The new track is
,ced by two broad stairways at
ends of the main floor.
Dr. May Is Proud of Building.
"Our lighting system will be per-
fect," said Doctor May. "Large lights
from the central beams will flood the
main floor with daylight brightness.
Under the track smaller lights will be
hung and a string of lights will over-
hang the center of the running track.
"It will be a regular fairy land when
all lighted up. and will be a first class,
practical gymnasium, probably as well'
equipped as any in the country when
it is completed with the plunge."
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Five Hundred New Lockers.
Five hundred more steel lockers will
te installed in the basement in a few
lays. A plunge, 35 feet by 90 feet,
will be built in a large room at the
West end of the basement. This will
iave to wait for another appropriation
rm the board of regents before it
an be built. In the meantime the
-oom will be used by the rifle club
or a range, and the shot-put and pole
rault may be practiced there. The
Weling over this pool room is concrete
Lnd tile to protect from dampness the
oards of the main floor.
Four handball courts are in a large
'oom at the east end of the basement.
East year there were only two courts,
Lnd they were not separated from the
ocker room. Now there will be no
nore crawling under lockers in search
f the balls while the game is halted.
Shoiwer Equipment Is Best Made.
The new shower bath room is a
paradise of tile and bright lights.
ity-two showers are placed in walls
f tile running across the room. Last
rear there were only 24 showers in
oorly equipped rooms. They were
;he kind that always were too hot or
oo cold. The new showers are Crane
mixers," the best that can be bought.
'welve large lights set in the ceiling
aid attempts at cleanliness on the part
if the scrubbers and the walls are tiled
o a height of six feet.
Two "firemen's poles" leading from
;he main floor will give gym workers
% chance to slide down in a hurry and
e first in the showers. Two new stair-
ways have been built to the main floor,
and the old stairway from the locker
oom has been boarded up.
"All of the apparatus in the gym-
saasum now is in excellent condi-
Ion," said Dr. GeorgexA. May, the
hysical instructor. "A new buck and
y new horse have been added on the
nain floor, and more equipment will
be obtained as we see that we can
ise it. Everything now is so planned
;hat apparatus will not have to be
noved to be used, but always will be
kept in a convenient place so that it
will not interfere with track work."
Space on Floor for Many Games.
Three practise basketball courts and
me regulation court for championship
games are laid out on the main floor.
'his floor space is so long that sprint-
ers can be started at the west end
and can work out at the same time a
gym class is being held. In the same
way there will be room for the shot-
;ut, broad jump, and perhaps the pole
vault on this floor. These will be done
.n a 12-foot square dirt pit.
Military and naval companies of the
LJniversity will be allowed to use the
nain floor for drill, and will meet
:here Wednesday nights. Arrange-
ments for playing indoor baseball will
be made later.
The new 10-la.p track has been
banked steeper at the ends and is
covered better than the narrow track
which preceded it. The 14-lap out-
loor track built last year is in ex-
cellent condition for use this year.
Unfinished Part Must Wait.
Rough brick and unslated roof,
which give the south side of the build-
ing an unfinished appearance, indicate
the additional construction which will
be made when another appropriation
from the board of regents is allowed.
Then the south wing of the building,
occupied by the offices, will be ex-
tended. The new wing will be fitted to
contain more athletic offices and larger
and better equipped boxing and wrest-
ling rooms. A room for fencing may
be added if a proposed fencing club
Appropriations to install the plunge
and to build the new south wing are
hoped for soon. Remodeling thus far
has cost about $75,000, some of the
work being let on contract, and some
being done by the University.
In an editorial of the Detroit Journ-
al, under the head of "Social Service
and the University", the Inlander is
spoken of as "the revived Universityc
of Michigan review, which betrays at
vitality that may presently distinguish7
itself among college periodicals." 1
Attention was called to the October'
issue of the Inlander through a bit ofc
comment by the editor in which he1
"This University, like others, is
turning to life around us. No longer
is it the aim of a university educationi
to interpret the outlook and atmos-r
phere of a long-gone epoch for its own
sake alone, but rather to bend all
study of the past as well as of the1
present to the purpose of better under-(
standing the world in which we live."i
This portion of the editorial along
with an extract from an article by
Prof. William Frayer, was included in
the half column of editorial comment(
by the Journal.]
EXPLAINS WOMENs CLBSI
SENIOR STATES HISTORY AND
PURPOSES 0 F INDEPENDENT
Editor, The Michigan Daily:
There seems to be a rather vague
notion among the University women
regarding the Independent Girls' club
and the reasons for its existence. , As
the club was organized only last
spring, ad has just started its first
membership campaign, perhaps a few
words of explanation may not be in-
The idea grew out of the senior
girls' custom of holding informal so-
cial gatherings during the last weeks
of the spring term, when many mem-
bers of the class come to know each
other for the first time. Feeling that
the friendships and interests develop-
ed in their senior year should have
been formed earlier in the college
course, the class of 1916 proposed a
club for all independent girls in the
The club's aim, as stated in its con-
stitution, is to promote friendly inter-
ests among girls, and to secure an ac-
tive support of campus organizations."
In accordance with this purpose so-
cial meetings will be held at least
once a month throughout the year
and the work of the club will supple-
ment that of the Women's league, the
Y. W. C. A., and other campus so-
The organization is carried on with
the least possible machinery, the club
as a whole having only three officers,
president, secretary, and treasurer,
and two standing committees. In
addition, the senior, juniors, and soph-
omores have each their own vice-pres-
ident, so that the divisions may meet
separately when this is desirable.
Freshmen are ineligible to member-
ship but are invited to the social af-
fairs as guests, thus having an op-
portunity of meeting upperclass girls
and hearing about the work which
they will later be asked to participate
in. Madge Mead, '16, first president
of the club, saw great possibilities
ahead for the organization, and spoke
with enthusiasm of the time when
every independent girl in the Univer-
sity should belong to it, believing
that through this means closer friend-
ships could be formed and more or-
ganized support given to the various
ANNETTA WOOD, '17.
Abandons Needle for Pistol and Whip
Leeds, England, Nov. 25.-A local
circus went on tour with a grand-
mother over 60 years of age wearing
the spangles of lion tamer. After
Many years retirement she abandoned
the knitting needle for the pistol and
whip when her three sons were forced
Soldiers' Wooden Legs Become Assets
London, Nov. 25.-A wooden leg has
its compensations after all. British
Tommies wearing artificial limbs use
the hollow part for a kit-bag when
traveling around England. It has been
discovered that the ordinary hollow
leg will hold a hair brush, razor, soap,
and a small bottle.
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PRESENT TECHNIC STFF
TO EDIT ITS LST ISSUE
December Number of Engineering
Journal to Mark Retirement
of Two Chiefs
Present members of the Technic
staff will issue their last edition of the
engineering college publication prior
to the installation of the new staff, on
or about Dec. 15. The two new chiefs
of the staff will be appointed by the
advisory board of the Technic soon
after Christmas vacation and the man-
aging editor and business manager
will choose their own assistants.
Four features contributed by alumni
of the engineering college will be con-
tained in the December issue. Dwight
B. Cheever, '04E, has written an ar-
ticle on "The Patent Lawyer and His
Work." "Phases of the Construction
of the Soo Locks," "Engineering Eng-
lish" and "Essential Features of Aero-
plane Design" are the contributions of
W. B. James, '16E, J. D. Gordon, '06E,
and W. F. Gerhardt, '17E. In addition to
these articles, a directory of the engin-
eering class of 1916 in the alumni
notes will feature this edition.
At the beginning of the next semes-
ter a new cover design will be adopt-
ed by the Technic staff which will be
the permanent design used on the en-
gineering paper. The new device will
be chosen from those presented to the
staff by students taking part in a cover
design contest. The'contest will close
Dec. 2, at 5 o'clock.
CONTRSTS TWO SPEAKRS
COMPARES EASTERN AND WEST-
ERN CONCEPTIONS OF NEW NA-
Editor, The Michigan Daily:
Through the lecture given here last
week by Sir Rabindranath Tagore,
Hindu poet-philosopher, Ann Arbor
people had their attention momentar-
ily called to the nationalism being
fostered of late among certain races.
The eastern attitude toward this re-
cent tendency, epitomized ii the Ta-
gore lecture, and the typically western
conception of it, of which Seumus
MacManus, Irish national leader, is an
exponent, was perhaps never more
sharply contrasted than in the person-
alities and the gospels preached by
these two men.
The contrast is the more interest-
ing because the two nations represent-
ed by these speakers are under the
domination of the same sovereign
power. While Mr. MacManus points
with pride to the activities of the
Gaelic league in reviving the Gaelic
language, literature, traditions, and
customs among the Irish people, Mr.
Tagore seems to regard the fact that
there has been no effort to arouse a
national consciousness among his peo-
ple as an evidence of their superior
insight and wisdom.
Both figures have romantic ap-
peal-the vigorous, warm-blooded, im-
pulsive Celt, as well as the mystic,
patriarchal, reserved Oriental. One
feels that the glory of India has van-
ished forever from the earth; of Ire-
land, one is not sure that the na-
tion, which before the Renaissance
was one of the teachers of Europe,
may not some day through the na-
tionalistic temper of its people, come
into its own again.
GRACE R. ACKERMAN, '18.
FORESTER TO SPEAK TODAY
Ray E. Bassett to Discuss City Work
at Congregational Church
Ray E. Bassett, city forester, who is
conducting a course in city planning
Sunday mornings at the Congrega-
tional church, will speak at 12:10
o'clock today on "Shade Trees and
City Planning." The lecture formerly
began at 12 o'clock, but due to the
fact that a great many people attend-
ing other churches were unable to be
present, the time has been changed to
Mr. Bassett will illustrate his lec-
ture with a series of stereoptican
views taken in Ann Arbor. He will
deal primarily with the kind of trees
to plant, the correct interval between
planting, and the organization best
adapted to certain trees.
These lectures are open to both stu-
dents and Ann Arbor citizens. As
many as 200 people have been present
at these meetings and it is anticipated
that within a short time the number
will be doubled.
National W. C. T. IU. Praises Papers
Resolutions have been adopted by
the National W. C. T. U. commending
850 newspapers and 68 magazines
known to' refuse liquor advertise-
UNCERTS FOR SEMESTER
School of Music to Continue Plan of
Organ Recitals During
An announcement has been made by
the School of Music of the concerts
which will be given in Hill auditorium
during the remainder of the semester.
The first two concerts of the choral
union series were given by Louise
Homer and Fritz Kreisler and showed
very conclusively that the develop-
ment and improvement in this series,
in comparison with former years, is
keeping pace with the rapid progress
along other lines of activity.
The management has arranged a ser-
ies of organ recitals to be given each
afternoon of the first week of exam-
inations. These recitals have been
given at examination time for the last
The following concerts have been
arranged for this semester:
Dec. 6.-Faculty concert.
Dec. 12-Ossip Gabrilowitsch, pianist
in the Choral union series.
Dec. 20-Faculty concert.
Jan. 17-University Symphony or-
Jan. 26-Boston Symphony orches-
tra, in the Choral union series.
Jan. 31-Faculty concert.
Feb. -During the first week of
final examinations a series of daily
afternoon "Relaxations Recitals" will
be given on the Frieze memorial or-
Feb. 14-Faculty concert.
PICK ALL-"FRESH GLEE CLUB
Personnel of Organization Selected
for Ensuing Year
The personnel of the All-Fresh Glee
club for 1916-1917 was announced
last night. The selections made fol-
low: First tenor-James Tuttle, Joseph
Failing, Harold Rubey, Edmund Krick-
er, Elmer Upton, Clark Wimbles, Wil-
liam Bade, Herbert Wagner, and Frank
Second tenors - Leslie Popp, R.
Strong, Andrew Carter, Irving Beck-
with, V. H. Rocho, Ernest Roscoe,
John McGuire, Carlton Wells, John
Walsh, and James Gabell.
First basses-William Dawson, Dav-
id Nash, Crawford Faust, Morrison
Scofield, Robert Yerkes, Herbert Sch-
lee, Edward Salzberg, Paul Kempf,
Charles Towler, and Don Lawrence.
Second basses-Harry Mann, Donald
Reed, Carl Martzloff, Lawrence Van
Ness, Charles Hixson, Thomas Under-
wood, James Needham, Howard Tubbs,
Chas. Osius, Horace Hunter.
* * * * # U * * U * S * * *
* AT THE THEATERS
* - -*
* TODAY *
* _ _*
* Majestie-Jane Grey in "The *
* Test." *
* Orpheum-Maurice and Florence *
* Walton in "The Quest of Life." *
* Also Holmes Travels. , *
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AT THE MAJESTIC.
Novelty will reign supreme at the
Majestic theater for the first three
days starting tomorrow night. A game
of football on bicycles is among the
features and the wonderful Dervish
dancer, who was a sensation at the
Panama exhibition, is another star
The Schwarz company, direct from
the Keith and Orpheum circuits, will
present their own original sketch en-
titled "The Broken Mirror." The ar-
tistic pantomine work of these men
produces clever twists in the plot.
The Imperial troupe will introduce
their novelty of an aerial football game
on bicycles. Knapp and Cornalla will
appear in a versatile act, including
songs, chatter, and stunts.
"Late for Rehearsal" is the offering
given by Darrell and Hanford. It shows
the average vaudeville performers at
rehearsal on the opening day of a
Onetta, a beautiful Arabian girl, will
present native dances. She spins like
a top for many minutes, balancing
Zimmerman German State Secretary
Berlin via wireless to Sayville, Nov.
25.-Under secretary of State Freder-
ick Zimmerman was today appointed
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs,
succeeding Gottlieb von Jagow who
was appointed a life member of the
upper house of the reichstag. Succeed-
ing Zimmerman as under secretary
will be William von Stumm, former
counsellor of the German embassy at
Cercie Era nca1is
Prof. Arthur Canfield ofsthe language
department, will give the first of a
series of eight lectures under the
auspices of Cercle Francais at 5 o'clock
Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Tappan hall. His.
subject will be, "Victor Hugo: Paro-
dies et Caricatures."
The lectures and entertainments to
be given throughout the year are as
follows: "L'Ecole des Beaux Arts de
Paris," by J. J. Alb. Rousseau, Dec. 12;
"Un Voyage A. Pied Espagne," by Al-
bert Johnson, Jan. 9; "Soiree Musicale,
Dramatique et Dansante," Jan. 20; "Le
Romantisme Francais," by Moritz
Levi, Feb. 20; "Queques Chefs-
D'Oeuvre de L'Ancien Francais," by
Edward Adams, March 6; "Les Poilus,"
by William McLaughlin, March 20;
"Conference Sur la Piece Choisie," by
Robert Effinger, April 24, and "Repre-
PARENTS' DAY MAY
sentation Annuelle du Cercle
cais," April 26.
YALE BEATS HARVARD, 6 TO 3
80,000 People See Annual Game; Crim-
son Scores Single Goal
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
New Haven, Conn., Nov. 25.-Up-
wards of 80,000 persons saw Yale
triumph over Harvard this afternoon
in the Yale Bowl, 6 to 3. It was the
first Yale victory in nine years and
was won before the greatest crowd in
history. Jack Neville, youthful half-
back brought glory to Yale and fame'
to himself when he crashed through
the Harvard line in the second period
of play for the only touchdown Yale
has made against Harvard in those
nine barren years.
Robinson negotiated a goal from the
field by a drop kick in the first period
for the Crimson's three points. After
the game was over and Captain Black
had snatched from the field the football
that had been carried through the
fight the thousands of Yale students
and graduates vaulted the barriers and
flooded on to the field.
'As a whole the Yale eleven out-
played the Harvard team; their plung-
ing was more powerful, their general-
ship better and their tackling more
SELECT '17 MEDIC COMMITTEES
President Ralph M. Vincent Completes
Ralph M. Vincent, president of the
senior medic class, announced yester-
day the committees for the coming
year. They are as follows: Social-
J. S. Leszynski, J. H. Hamill, B. T.3
Larson, G. D. Treadgold, J. T. Burno;
memorial-W. A. Fort, R. Allrich, R. E.
Van Duzen, J. B. Grant, P. J. Zamora;
honor-A. D. Wickett, L. A. Ferguson,
R. J. Nutting, R. L. Laird, R. H. Ruede-
mann, and finance-B. J. Holtom, A. E.
Gehrke, B. H. Shephard, M. G. Becker.
At a recent meeting of the senior
medics it was decided to hold a smoker
at the Union for all medical students
in the early part of December. This
will be the first of a series of social
functions to be given by the class.
Propose Inviting Students' Fathers
and Mothers to See Glimpse of
Real University Life
PRES. HUTCHINS FAVORS PLAN
President Harry B. Hutchins, in an
interview Saturday morning, expressed
himself as heartily in favor of a par-
ents' day at the University, such as
has been tried out with success at
other colleges. "Good!" he exclaimed
when asked about it. "Good! I've
been trying to get them to come for
The plan, still a tentative one, is to
get parents to come to Ann Arbor and
see the normal life of the University
as it is, and not as it is portrayed in
college fiction. Class work is not to
be interfered with in order that par-
ents may be given an opportunity to
form accurate ideas as to just exactly
what their sons and daughters are do-
ing in their daily routine, what they
are being taught, and what they them-
selves are accomplishing.
Entertainments are to be provided
for the visitors, from the present in-
complete plan, to inform them on such
phases of University life as they can-
not readily observe In a day or two's
visit of classes. Little expositions in
the various departments, and perhaps
an Ann Arbor moving picture show
such as was recently taken and pre-
sented, might also be called to aid in
this quasi-instruction of parents as
to what the University of Michigan
really is in its inner workings.
Tried at Other Universities.
Other universities' have tried the
idea with success, and Kansas is pre-
paring to hold a similar event some
time early in December in connection
with its semicentennial celebration.
Large numbers are to see the students
at work and play and preparations are
going forward to care for them.
Fraternities and sororities through-
out the country have adopted the plan
on a smaller scale, by having fathers
and mothers at their house parties in
place of the customary companions of
their own age, and from all reports
these gatherings have been of pleas-
ure and benefit to both students and
The line of procedure for the ful-
fillment of the idea is to be laid open
to the student body for suggestions as
to what is to be done and how, and
from the warm support already re-
ceived it appears highly probable that
either one day or more will be selected
and a campaign will be conducted to
get parents here at that time and ac-
quaint them with the real University
To Continue Alaskan Rate Hearing
Washington, Nov. 25.-The second of
three hearings the interstate commerce
commission is hoding in its investiga-
tion of intra and inter-Alaskan rail,
rail and water freight, and passenger
rates is being held today at Juneau.
The third and last will be at Seattle,
Lake Trips to Continue This Week
It is expected that this week will
see the end of navigation on the Great
Lakes. The season just ended has
witnessed a record ore movement.
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chairs held in her teeth while dancing
in a wild fantastic manner.
The today's performances at the Ma-
jestic will begin at 1:30, 3, 7, and 8:30
o'clock. Jane Grey will appear in Al
H. Woods' production, "The Test." An
interesting story is told in a thrilling
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