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September 30, 1916 - Image 5

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September 3o, 1916


Page Five

September 30, 191d ~HE MICHIGAN DAIIY Page Five

Oct. 9 to be Date for State-wide
Preparation Against Prevent-
able Conflagrations
Monday, October 9 will be State
Fire Prevention Day. Governor
Woodbridge N. Ferris has issued
a proclamation setting the date of
the anniversary of the great Chi-
cago fire for this purpose.
The fire losses in Michigan run
into millions of dollars each year.
More than 5,000 persons were kill-
ed and 50,000 injured annually as a
result of fire. In Michigan, during
1915, 141 persons lost their lives,
and 183 were injured from this
Governor Ferris has issued his
proclamation in order to arouse
the citizens of Michigan to a vivid
sense of the fire dangers, and to in-
duce them to co-operate with the
Fire Marshall that they may secure
a reduction of the enormous fire
losses, and lower the excessive fii-e
insurance rates. Governor Ferris
recommieds that the people observe
the day set by a general cleaning up
and removal of all rubbish, trash,
inflammable material and waste from
their premises.
Finish "Y" by Christmas Vcation
Although the contract calls for
the completion of the new "Y"
building by November 15, it is not
expected that the structure will be
finished much before Christmas va-
cation. The "Y" will occupy its
temporary quarters in the rear of
the new building until that time.
Epidemic Delays Openings
Nearly every college in the east
was delayed in opening this fall due
to the infatile paralysis epidemic.
Princeton was delayed nearly three
weeks; Cornell two weeks; Welles-
ley and Smith one week ; and sev-
eral smaller colleges for periods of
" three days to two weeks. None of
the western colleges postponed their
opening dates because of the epi-

When the library towers have
been torn down to make room for
the new part of .the building, and
even after the new library is com-
pleted, Michigan students will have
to depernd on their Ingersolls or
their consciences to get them to
class on time. , No provision has
-been made in the new library for a
clock. Neither will the 7:30 o'clock
and 5:30 o'clock chimes ring out to
call up an appetite. Perhaps neces-
sity will then force Michigan stu-
dents who wish to be on time to
wear wrist watches.
Do you want a "wife?"
An up-to-date matrimonial bureau
has been opened up in Ann Arbor
and from the start a rushing busi-
ness has been reported.
It is possible to satisfy the most
particular tastes and fancies and all
that is necessary is to register at
the "Y" tent. They will find a
roomy for you.
Wisconsin Students Get Drill Credit
Madison, Wis., Sept. 3o.-Credit
for military drill in ifie University
of Wisconsin regiment will be giv-
en to freshmen and sophomores re-
turning from duty on the Mexican
border, according to Commandant
P. G. Wrightson. Each will receive
what his training, time of service,
and ability to perform duty as an
army officer merit.
Churches to Hold Regular Services
Regular services will be held in
the Ann Arbor churches Sunday.
Students are especially invited to
attend in the morning and after-
noon. The first social affairs will
be held next week.
"Safety First" Downs Insurance
It is rumored that insurance com-
panies have lowered their rates on
insuring the lives of students since
the new rule of the board of regents
put a stop to bicycle riding on the
sidewalks of the campus.

First Year Men Requested to Make
Arrangements at Gym; Novel
Tests in View
In spite of the fact that the re-
modeled Waterman gymnasium will
not be completed for seven weeks,
the physical examinations of all
Freshman and other first year stu-
dents will begin in improvised quar-
ters in the gym with the opening of
the different colleges, according to
Doctor George A. May, physical
director of the Waterman Gymna-
sium. All Freshmen are requested
to present themselves at the gym
and make arrangements for their
physical examination and gymna-
sium classes between io:oo and
12 :do o'clock and 2 :oo and 5 :oo
Each candidate will have to pass
the following requirements: chin
himself five times, dip five times,
vault four feet, high jump four
feet, run half mile in four minutes,
and fifty yards in six minutes. Ile
will also be instructed in three or
four of the fundamental positions
in boxing and wrestling.
Upper classmen may take the ex-
amination and participate in the
classes if they wish. Further an-
nouncements will appear in the
With nearly 300 student applica-
tions for work made during the past
week, the "Y" employment bureau
is preparing for many additional
inquiries Monday and Tuesday.
Employment Secretary Rudolph
F. Wuensch still has numerous op-
enings for students desiring odd
jobs and work for their board and
room. Requests for this sort of
labor have been coming in daily,
but fearing that the supply of these,
jobs may soon fall behind the de-
mand, Secretary Wuensch urges
fraternities, sororities, clubs, room-
ing and-boarding houses and private
hme to let him know their wants.

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