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Writers lavor Conference as Means
of Restoring Michigan Athletic Interest
Editor, The Michigan Daily: Editor, The Michigan Daily:
The last lingering doubts as to the When the University of Michigan
advisability of Michigan's return to severed athletic relations with the
the conference should have been dis- conference the campus at Ann Arbor
pelled by the 1917 football schedule. approved the action almost to a man
Although there are many minor con- -brave talk was heard on every hand
siderations which must be taken into of our so-called wrongs, our great
account, yet the most important things prowess and our independence. The
in footballas well as in other sports, conference had endeavored to humil-
are obviously: First, to have a team iate its conqueror; it imposed condi-
ourselves, and second, to have teams tions upon Michigan which at the time
to play against. were considered unreasonable and ex-
Let us leave the first matter to tremely unfair and consequently the
Coach Yost, and say a few words in inevitable split.
regard to opposing "teams." U. of And now of the alumni, the old
D., Case, Kalamazoo Normal and Kala- "grads," whose enthusiasms make the
Inazoo college! Anyone unacquainted games worth while, those old boys who
,%-ith the real facts would probably used to fill one whole side of Mar-
tb ink that this was the schedule of shall field, pitted against an equal
the Ann Arbor high school. number of Chicagoans-what of them?
In fact, it does seem strange that a For many years, just the number of
game has not been arranged with the years Michigan has played outside
local team. The fact that the athletic the conference, sadness and sorrow
authorities of the University of Michi- have held sway in their camps. They
gan should seriously consider such have tried hard and tried loyally to
opponents for the Varsity team is be interested in our contests with
enough to make anyone interested in Pennsylvania, Cornell, and Syracuse,
Michigan football sick. but away down in their hearts, in the
It certainly shows that matters in good old loyal Michigan hearts, the-
that field are in a very precarious con- had mighty little interest in what
dition. I will admit that, up to this transpired-Philadelphia or Cornell or
time, I have been rather opposed to Syracuse.
a return to the conference because I They always wanted Michigan to
am more interested in'the eastern col- win, but if they lost, a wry smile flitted
leges. But, even looking at the mat- across their lips, a shrug or two of
ter from that standpoint, if we can't the shoulders gave outward evidence
play the teams from those schools, of their feelings, and the episode was
let's do the best we can and arrange closed. And thus it has gone year by
games with the middle western uni year until we are seeing light.
versities. How many more years must slip by
jThe Michigan authorities have been before the Regents, faculty and stu-
trying for years to arrange a decent dents will read the writing on the
schedule without playing conference wall? The old "grads" want Michigan
teams, and seem to have found it im- back in the conference.
possible. Those of the last few years We don't have to say "upon any
have been little better than the one terms," for the terms will be the same
planned for next year. as for all others in the conference. I
How can we expect a large squad want to see dear old Michigan exert-
of men to get out and practice for ing her last ounce of brawn in a last
months to try to get a chance to play ditch fight with Minnesota, Wisconsin,
against such teams? How can we ex- Chicago, or Illinois, our good old
pect the students to be very enthus- friends, our mortal enemies.
iastic over such games? Think of it! E. M. SMITH, '92E.
Two good games, two which should
be fairly easy if Michigan has a real League Banquet to be Held Tonight
team, and the others of high school Simple white dresses will be the or-
'grade! der of costumes at the athletic banquet
It is enough to make one wish to of the Women's league to be held at 6
say as little as possible, to distant o'clock in Barbour gymnasium. Bask-
C'riends about Michigan athletics, espe- etball games and a cotillion have been
c tally if you are trying to get some of planned for the evening's entertain-
ti Lose same friends to come here to ment. The cotillion figures will be
sc hool. led by Miss Alice Evans, head of the
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AT THE WHITNEY
The perils of arctic exploration will
be vividly portrayed in the Lyman
Howe filminization of Sir Douglas
Mawson's expedition into the antarctic;
which will be shown at the Whitney
theater Saturday afternoon and even-
ing, Feb. 24.
Scenes from Yosemite, the recent
automobile race at Wilkes-Batre and
animated cartoons will also be shown.
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Racy dialogue, witty persiflage, and
catchy songs signalized the musical-
comediette, "The Fraternity Boys and
Girls," which opened at the Majestic
theater last night. Not a little of the
applause granted the company was due
to the numerous local hits which Chad
been introduyced into the lines. Elab-
orate costumes and scenery were util-
ized to the full in producing an effect
which was both delightful and enter-
taining. The "Golden Gate Quartet"
offered several harmonious numbers
which were especially well received
by the audience.
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CELTIC HITS MINE THEN
RETURNS TO LIVERPOD
WHITE STAR SHIP INJURED B
EXPLOSION 12 HOURS OUT
New York, Feb. 22.-After goin
through the heart of the submarir
zone the American liner Philadelphi
docked here this afternoon, bringir
the news that the White Star line
Celtic hit a mine only 12 hours out o
Liverpool and was convoyed back I
that port, over a week ago.
According to reports from the pas
sengers, the Celtic was noticed a
missing the morning after the tw
ships started across the Atlantic. A
first it was believed that she hs
been sunk, but wireless messages kep
the Philadelphia informed that si
had not been dangerously injured.
The Philadelphia brought back su
vivors from the White Star liner Afri
and from the steamer Japanes
Mrs. Hall Speaks to Newberry Girls M. Jean Albert Picard to LectureI
Mrs. Louis P. Hall, who has had
remarkable experiences at the front
in France and is now deeply inter-
ested in the local war relief work,
spoke yesterday afternoon to the stu-
dents at Newberry residence.
Western Women Take Up Red Cross
Seattle, Feb. 22.-One hundred andy
eighty-five women students of thef
M. Jean Albert Picard, who deliv-,
ered a lecture in Memorial hall re-
cently on the subject of "French
Ideals," will give a return lecture at
3 o'clock Sunday afternoon in Harris
hall.. His subject will be "The Re-
ligious Spirit of France Today."
German Submarine Sinks 24 Ships
Berlin, Feb. 22.-According to re-
P. C. POTTS, '16-'18L.
University of Washington have signed ports received here, one submarine has
up for Red Cross military work destroyed 24 steamers, three sailing
classes. Because of the large number vessels and nine trawlers since the
new classes will have to be formed to declaration of a renewal of submarine
accommodate them. warfare.
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TA Jg S ON MEDICINE OF INDIAN
Dr. Harlow Brooks, '95M, Speaks at
Founder's Day Exercises
A n interesting discussion on the
"Me dicine of the American Indian"
was delivered by Dr. Harlow Brooks,
'951A, in Sarah Caswell Angell hall
last night at the fourteenth annual
Foni ider's day celebration of the Med-
He declared that although the In-
dian is new little of infectious diseases
because, his mode of living was of a
kind to deter them, still for wounds,
fractures, and other external injuries
he was eq ual to if not better than most
of the w ite men of his time.
Dean Vi ctor C. Vaughan spoke on
the "Signil icance of Founder's Day."
He said it -was to show the honor due
the alumni of this University who in
the past havO contributed so much to
the science of medicine..
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ALUMNUS ADDRESSES S. A. I.
ON WASHINGTON ANNIVERSARY
Fred G. Dewey, '02, of Detroit, ad-
dressed the Sons of the American Rev-
olution last night on "Washington's
Message to 1917" in the high school
Prof. W. W. Florer gave a short il-
lustrated lecture on Washington's life
as commander-in-chief of the Revolu-
tionary army. At the close of the pro-f
gram, members were solicited for the
Ann Arbor division of the American
Senior Women Entertain Sophomores
Senior women entertained the soph-
omore girls yesterday afternoon in
Newberry hall. After dancing and
bridge, series of tableaux depicting
the life of George Washington from
the chopping down of the cherry tree
to the inauguration address were
Through the endeavors of the King's
Daughters, the management of the
Arcade has succeeded in booking "The
Last Days of Pompeii," which will be
shown on March 6 at all shows.
The play is one of George Kleine's
moving picture masterpieces. The
film was photographed at Rome, Italy,
and, aside from the enormous cost of
the production, considerable time was
consumed in its staging and the ac-
curate recording of all details.
Prof. Aigler to Address Buckeyes
Students from the state of Ohio
will have an opportunity to get to-
gether at the annual smoker of the
Ohio club members to be given at the
Union Tuesday evening, Feb. 27.
Plenty of eats and smokes will be serv-
ed, and the speaker of theevening will
b Prof. R. W. Aigler, who comes from
the Buckeye state.
Consider Violations of Honor System
Evidence concerning reported,viola-
tions of the honor system was con-
sidered at a meeting of the honor com-
mittee yesterday afternoon. No defi-
nite report of the cases tried will be
given out by the committee until after
the meeting which will probably be
held next week. Investigation of sev-
eral cases is still under way.
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LOST-A gold octagon shaped wrist
watch with the initials C. E. K. on
back. Lost 3:00 p. m. in Gym. class
of Monday and Friday. Reward.
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Grin nell Bros.' Music House
The board or puone works has bee
ordered to purchase a street sweepe
oiler, and grader, allowed by the coup
cil last year. The three will cost abou
$5,000, of which the sweeper wi
amount to $4,000.
Mrs. Sarah M. Galatian, 745 Mine
street, died at her home yesterda
morning after an illness of three day
She was 81 years old and had lived i
Ann Arbor for the past 15 years.
Several matters relating to farm o
erations were discussed yesterday
the opening session of the Washtena
County Farm Institute society held
the courthouse. About 50 farme
were present at the opening meetin
a somewhat smaller number than a
tended a year ago.
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