IDA NOYES HALL AS IT IS TODAY-AND AS IT IS TO BE IN 1916.The University of ChicagoMagazineVOLUME VII DECEMBER 1914 NUMBER 2EVENTS and COMMENTBuildings which will cost, when com­pleted, somewhere between $600,000 and$800,000 are now in process of construe­tion on the quadrangles.New Ricketts Hall, of whichBuildings mention was made lastmonth, has been delayed alittle, but is now occupied. Julius Rosen­wald Hall, which, with Walker, willhouse the departments of Geology andGeography, is to be completed, includingthe installation of the book-stacks, be­fore Christmas. This is a delay of aboutseven weeks over the time originally set,October .1. The Magazine hopes topublished in the February issue "a historyand the plans of Rosenwald Hall. TheClassics building is progressing steadilyand is to be completed on February 1,1915. If it is usable by the spring quar­ter, however, the departments of theClassics will be satisfied. 'The contractsare now being let; and excavation hasbegun, for Ida Noyes Hall, the woman'sbuilding. The foundations are _tQ, befinished by January 15, the cut stonework by July 15, and the whole buildingby January 15, 1916. But for delays notnow expected, it should be' entirely occu­pied at the ,opening of the spring quarterin 1916..Many former students in Chicago 'willbe interested in the group of lecturesnow being given at the University onthe 'general subject 0"£ theLectures on present European war.the War The lectures .are giveneach week, on Thursdayafternoons, in Mandel. Those in Decem- ber were by Prof. W. 1. Thomas, De­cember 3, on "Racial Traits UnderlyingWar," by Prof. Carl F. Huth, December10, on "Pan-Germanism and Chauvin­ism;" by Prof. Conyers Read, Decem­ber 17,. on "The Triple Alliance and theTriple Entente." Those to come are asfollows:January 7-The Balkan Question.Prof. Ferdinand Schevil1.January 14-Russia and the AsiaticIssues Involved in the War. Prof. S.-N. Harper, '04.January �l-Modern Government andForeign Policy. Prof. A. C. McLaugh­,lin.January 28- The Immediate Occasionof the War.' Mr. Arthur P. Scott.February A-The Effect of the Waron Banking 'and Credit. Prof. J. L.Laughlin. >February II-The Ethics of Nations.Prof. J. H. T�fts.· .February 18-The" Rights and' Dutiesof the United States as aNeutralNation.p'rof. Charles Cheney Hyde (Northwest-ern Law School). 'February 15�GeQgraphical and Eco­nomic Influences Upon the W'ar� Prof.J. Pi.Goode. .March �Some Effects of the vVaron Economic Conditions in the UnitedStates. Prof. C. W. Wright.It is safe to say that .no more valu­able series of 'popular lectures has everbeen offered at the University than these.All the speakers, 'except Prof. Hyde, aremembers of the faculty who talk asspecialists; and Prot Hyde is one of the4 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEforemost authorities in the country oninternational law. At Prof. Thomas'lecture on December 3, which was givenin Harper, the audience overflowed, andhe was forced to consent to repeat it inMandel on the following day before thecrowds at the door could be induced toleave. No tickets of admsision are re­quired, and the alumni are urged to takeadvantage of the chance.Professor William Howard Taft, KentProfessor of Law in Yale University,lectured on "The Executive Power" inLeon Mandel Assembly Hall,Taft November 18, 19 and 20. Al­Lectures though delivered primarily tostudents of law in this andother universities, these lectures attracteda very large number of other students aswell as citizens of Chicago. In additionto information derived from his personalexperiences in the White House, and theopinions of a judicially trained student,Professor Taft illumined his addresseswith human and humorous cases in point.It is to be hoped that when the lecturesare published next spring, these illustra­tions will also be included. Durmg Pro­fessor Taft's visit to the University, hewas entertained at dinner by PresidentHarry Pratt Judson. Mr. Taft alsospoke before the Commercial Club andthe Chicago Congregational Club. Pro­fessors of the U�iversity acted as es­corts during his visit.L. Van der Essen, professenr extraor­dinaire of the University of Louvain,will, throughout the winter quarter,offer a course in Bel­A Lecturer gian history, under theFrom Louvain auspices of the depart-ment of history in theUniversity of Chicago. The course willbe given in Harper Memorial AssemblyRoom, at half-past three, Tuesday toFriday afternoons. It will be open forcredit to senior college and" graduatestudents, but others may attend the lec­tures without receiving credit. Theuniversity (through the American minis­ter at London), extended its invitation to Prof. Van der Essen not long afterthe University of Louvain had beenbroken up by the German invasion.Harvard will also offer courses by oneand possibly two Louvain professors inthe second semester.Charles Richard Van Rise, presidentof the University of Wisconsin, will bethe speaker at the ninety-third convoca­tion exercises, to be heldConvocation in Mandel Hall on Tues­Exercises day, December 22, at aquarter to four., Hissubject will be "Federal Anti-Trust"Legislation." Mr. Van Rise has beenpresident of the University of Wisconsinsince 1903. He has been a member ofthe" United States Geological Surveysince 1883, chairman or the Wisconsinstate board of forestry since 1895, atrustee of the Carnegie foundation forthe advancement of teaching since 1909,and is chairman of the Wisconsin StateConservation commission. He is theauthor of a large number of books ongeological subjects, among them "TheConservation of the N atural Resourcesof the United States." He has writtenalso, "A Solution of the Trust Problem."Mr. Van Hise received the degree ofLL. D. from the University in 1903.The annual fall meeting of the N ation­al Academy of Sciences was held forthe first time in twelve years at the U ni­versity of Chicago,Meeting of the on December 7 -9.National Academy On December 7and 8 Director'William Wallace Campbell, of the Lickobservatory, gave an illustrated lectureon "Stellar Evolutions and the Founda­tion of the Earth." On December 8.theQuadrangle Club gave a luncheon to thevisiting members of the Academy; thespeaker was Dr. William H. Welch, ofJohns Hopkins Medical School, andpresident of the Academy. Presidentand Mrs. Judson gave a reception inhonor of the members of the Academyin Hutchinson Hall on the evening ofDecember 7, and the following eveningEVENTS AND COMMENT 5a dinner was given at the UniversityClub by the Chaos Club, an organiza­tion of scientific investigators of theUniversities of, Wisconsin, Illinois,Northwestern and Chicago. The Na­tional Academy of Sciences was foundedby government charter in 1863; and holdssemi-annual meetings, in the spring atWashington, and in the. autumn else­where ..With the beginning of the winterquarter regular courses will be offeredin the Russian language. The generosityof. Charles R. Crane, ofCourses in . Chicago, well known forRussian his interest in Russian mat-ters, makes these coursespossible. The new department is all themore interesting because it will be incharge of the oldest son of President W.R. Harper, Samuel Northrup Harper,'03, who has just been appointed to anassistant-professorship in the University.Since his graduation, Mr. Harper hasspent a number of years in Russia; andfor some time he was a member of thefaculty of the School of Russian Studiesin the University of Liverpool. Plansfor the department include at first workwholly in the language; in the spring,however, it is probable that a course willbe offered in both Russian literature andRussian history.One hundred and fifty-three students,about fifty-five per cent of the freshmen,were pledged this fall to the eighteen. fraternities now repre­The Fraternity sented in the university.Situation The' rules which nowgovern the pledgingand initiation of fraternity men wereadopted by the Interfraternity Councillast May, and were thereupon approvedby the Board of Student Organizations,to remain in force 'until January, 1916.They provide that no preparatory schoolman may be pledged until the close ofhis senior year; limit carefully the timesand places for "rushing"; forbid anyform of "rushing" that involves unusualexpense, including house-parties ; and permit initiation only when the candi­date has gained three majors of residentcredit, with at least :five grade points.They seem to have worked fairly well,on the whole, but scarcely to havebrought about the millennium. Objectionsraised have been that fraternities withsmall houses are greatly handicapped,that the wealth of detail in the rules havemade their exact observance almost im-'possible and so have roused hard feel­ing, and that the main objects of safe­guarding the freshman against unwisechoice and of saving his .time have notbeen altogether achieved. A RushingRules Committee was appointed in N 0-vember by the Interfraternity \ Council,to canvass the question of further revi­sion, and suggestions have been requestedfrom all fraternities. What the resultwill be it is too soon to predict. Novery strong opposition to the rules seems,however, to have developed, and it isunlikely that any except minor changeswill be recommended. ,The freshman clubs, for both men andwomen, as usual have given rise to a. great deal of discussion. The Three­quarters Club pursued former policy of tri-weeklyClubs, public, and. apractical limitation of itsmembership to fraternity pledges; tothe regular accompaniment of editorialand administrative disfavor. Nobodyseems to take the Three-quarters _ Clubseriously, least of all its own members,but it goes on upon its denatured wayprincipally by the force of inertia. Theundergraduate women, however, haveadopted a new scheme 'intended to bring, about a more general acquaintance amongthe freshmen. Three societies, YellowJacket, Blue Bottle, and Black Bonnet,have been formed, each to accommodatea third of the incoming girls, everyoneof whom is eligible :-to membership inone or the other. These societies, whichare under sophomore supervision, havebeen, during the present quarter, livelyand energetic. Whether their idealism6 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEwill stand the strain of time nobody cantell; but they are at least thoroughlydemocratic in intention.In fact, the women of the Universitymay be said to be extraordinarily activein the effort to idealize undergraduatesocial life. This is hard­The W oman's ly to be wondered at,Council with a woman president'of the alumni associa­tion, and a woman (Ruth Allen, '15)president of the Undergraduate Council.The most recent exhibition of this effortis the formation of the Woman's Ad­ministrative council. A president, a sec­retary, and four members who, with thepresident, will compose an executivecommittee, will form the body of councilofficers. The dean of the women, thehead of the physical culture department,a member of the School of Arts, Litera­ture, and Science will represent the fac­ulty on the board. Besides the membersof the faculty and representatives ofthe women's organizations, three mem­bers will be chosen at large from thestudent body by the council. All aides,senior women on the Undergraduatecouncil, and a repreesntative of thegraduate women will be members of thecouncil. One representative will bechosen from each of the following or­ganizations : Masquers, Spelman house,the Glee club, the Y. W. C. L., the Neigh­horbood clubs, the women's social clubs,and each of the halls. The purpose ofthe Council is to promote the social in­terests of women at the, Universitythrough adjusting the social calendar,and interesting all women in some activ­ity. The new board is purely social inits functions, and it will take the placeof the former Women's' unions.Controversy loud and long has ragedthis fall among the undergraduates overthe Point System, for governing the dis­tribution of offices. TheThe Point present schedule of pointsSystem was passed upon by theUndergraduate Council lastJune. The principal difficulty seems to be the sudden realization that no athletein a major sport can hold a class officeor e�gage in newspaper work. Theundergraduate council, however, declaresitself entirely satisfied with conditions,and believes that "naturally a systemdevised to restrain the overzealous willbe objected to by those whose zeal itrestrains." .In October appeared the first report ofthe Honor Commission, appointed at thefirst of the year to deal with casesof scholastic dishonesty.The HO,nQ,r Thirteen cases were han­Commission dIed by the' Commissionduring the winter andspring quarters. In one no penalty wasimposed, in another only a reprimandwas given; penalties in the remainder. varied from the loss of .a major's creditup to the loss of the whole quarter'swork and suspension from the Universityfor two quarters, and even, in 'one case,expulsion. Two cases were reported bystudents, the remainder by instructors.The Commission announces that moreand more its real function should be toprevent cheating rather than to punish.In this connection the plan is to be triedof appointing from each class whichdesires to attempt the experiment, a com­mittee of three, in whose charge theexamination shall be. So far the Com­mission has worked in entire harmonywith the administrative bodies of the.faculty, and there is reason to believethat it has been of great value to theuniversity.The annual class elections were heldon October 30. Stanwood Baumgartnerwas chosen president of the Senior class.Philip Miller of the Juniors,Class Richard Gamble of theElections Sophomores, and Jack Guer-in of the Freshmen. Baum­gartner was pitcher on the Varsity base­ball team in 1913 and 1914, end on thefootball team in 1913, and guard on thebasketball team in 1914. This summer heentered professional baseball, as pitcherfor the Philadelphia National LeagueEVENTS AND COMMENT 7team, to which he is again 'under con­tract for 191,5,. He is .a member of DeltaUpsilon and�df Qwl and Serpent. Milleris a member of Kappa Sigma; Gamble,of Chi Psi, and Guerin pledged to DeltaKappa Epsilon. The vote cast was:Seniors, 207; Juniors, 191; Sophomores,193, and Freshmen, 425, a total of 1,016.By a vote of seven to two; the Confer­ence representatives at the meeting ofDecember 5 declared against the ruleproposed by the UniversityThe Two- of Illinois limiting under­Sport Rule graduates to participationin two major sports. Itwas felt that the matter was one foreach school to legislate upon individually.Had the rule been adopted, it would haveaffected this year at Chicago, DesJ ardien( football, basketball; baseball, track) ,Stegeman ( football, basketball, track),Kixmiller (football, basketball, baseball),and Shull ( football, basketball, base­ball) . The Conference also accepted theproposal of the Graduate Committee toset aside $2,000, the interest from whichis to be devoted to the annual purchaseof medals to be awarded each year tothe Senior in each Conference collegewho most notably combines athleticprowess and sound scholarship. Eachschool is left to formulate its own rulesof choice; but the medals will all bemade from the same die, will be knownas "Conference Medals," and are likelyto be much prized by their recipients.Early in December D. A. Robertson,'02, tested the "general information" ofhis sophomore class in English composi­tion by reading over toQuick-Lunch them certain names andCulture phrases which they wererequired to identify, lo­cate, or briefly explain, as the case mightdemand. The list was as follows:A Pair of Sixes, Philander, MadamButterfly, the city white (from the AlmaMater), Louvain, William Tell, will 0'the wisp; founding of the University, 'number of buildings in the University,Harper Memorial library, Ryerson lab­oratory, Foster hall, Snell hall, Hutchin­son hall, Hull 'court, herculean labors,Levant, golden horn, crossing the Rubi­con, the Oxford movement, the threeR's, the fourth estate, the lake poets,Cassandra, Peter the hermit, sour grapes,the triple entente, chauvinism, pan­Germanism, Sancho-Panza, Sophocles,Shelley (what did he write?), Moliere)Dante, Gretna Green, Sir Philip Sydney,cynic, Machiavellian, Pharisaic, Philis­tine, caviare to the general, a sop to"Cerberus, lotus eater, Florence Night­ingale, Terpsichore, Mrs. Grundy, Mrs.Harris, John Barleycorn, the River ofDoubt, Armageddon. A great deal ofnewspaper comment followed the publi­cation of this list in the Maroon; andcertain of Prof. Robertson's colleaguesalleged that his list was- "to have beenexpected of a teacher of English." Amember of the department of PoliticalEconomy, a week later, put his list be­fore a class. Here it is; pay your moneyand take your choice, or make a littlelist of your own: Unearned increment,unscrambling eggs, invisible imports,hedging, laissez faire, compensated dol­lar, joint costs, collective bargaining,sympathetic strikes, N eo-Malthusianism,Fabianism, court of equity, holding com­pany, Lombard street, living wages, Pea­shine Smith, plane of competition, mill­irig in transit, the economic man, social.and industrial justice, a greenback, re­gional reserve banks, just price, dueprocess of law, "The public be damned,"the survival of the fittest, domestic sys­tem, Crusoe economics, the five sacks ofcorn, complete merger, liquid assets, so­cial organism, vicarious leisure, peacefulpicketing, industrial efficiency, Gary din­ners, the new freedom, the iron law ofwages, Norman Angell, twilight zone,sabotage, margin of culture.Many' of the alumni will remember thecase of two years ago when Miss Talbot8 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO J.vIAGAZINEwas sued' for slander by Miss EstherMercy, who securedThe Mercy Case a verdict of $2,500damages. The case,was appealed and the Appellate Courthas recently reversed the judgment ofthe Circuit Court on the -ground that"the damages fixed by the jury aregrossly excessive."The University Record will hereafterbe issued quarterly by the University ofChicago. The Record will contain: ( 1 )The Convocation Ad­The University dress; (2) Actions ofReco�d the Board of Trus-tees, especiaHy ap­pointments to the various Faculties andimportant legislation : (3) Important ac­tions of the various Faculties, and ad­ministration reports; ( 4 ) Importantevents relating to professors in the in­stitution; (5) General events. In addi­tion to being an official repository for in­formation of the above character, theRecord will contain official announce­ments for the succeeding quarter. Forthe present, contributions to the Recordare to be sent to the Secretary to thePresident, The first issue will appearJanuary 1, 1915." It is the present in­tention to issue the Record as an officialdocument free of charge to all member�of the Faculties.The regular November meeting of theAmerican Physical Society was held atRyerson Laboratory, Friday and Satur­day, . November 27thAm.erican and 28th, 1914. ThePhysicalSociety first session, begin-ning Friday afternoonat 2 o'clock, consisted in a Symposiumof Spectroscopic Evidence RegardingAtomic Structure. Among the papersread at this session was one by Dr. N. B.Lemon, '06, on The Nicholson Atom,one by Mr. H. G. Gale, '96, on the RitzTheory, and one by M. K. K. Darrow,'14, on X-ray Spectra. This session wasone of the largest meetings of the Phys­ical Society ever held in Chicago. Friday evening at 8 :15 Professor W.H. Bragg of the Department of Physicsof the University of Leeds, England,delivered a 'lecture illustrated by lanternslides and models to members andfriends of the American Physical So­ciety in Kent Theater. Professor Braggdiscussed in a very simple, concise waythe new experiments which have led tothe belief that Xvrays consists simply ofether vibrations about one ten-thousandththe wave-length of- ordinary light anddescribed the fascinating experiments bywhich it is now possible to determine theexact arrangement of molecules in crys ...tals by the use of X-ray spectra.The regular program of the Societywas carried out on Saturday morningand afternoon at meetings in RyersonLaboratory, where twenty-eight paperswere read by different members of theSociety. Among them were papers byA. T. Dempster of the University onExperiments on the Widths of Spectral.Lines, and by R. A. Millikan and W. H.Barber on The Law of Fall of a DropletThrough Hydrogen. Members of theSociety were the guests of the Universityfor luncheon Saturday noon at the Men'sCommons in Hutchinson Hall.The American Historical Associationwill hold its 13th annual meeting inChicago on December 29-31 .. Prof. A.C. McLaughlin, head ofAmerican the Department of HistoryHistorical in the University, is presi­Association dent of the association, andProf. J. W. Thompson, '96,is chairman of the Committee on Ar­rangernents. Among those who will readpapers are Prof. J. H. Breasted and Mr.A. E. Harvey of the University of Chi­cago faculty, Edgar H. MacNeal, '02(now at Ohio State University) andSamuel N. Harper, '02 (just appointedassistant professor of Russian at Chi­cago.) Prof. McLaughlin gives thepresidential address at Fullerton Hallon the evening of December 29.IDA NOYES HALLAllen T. Burns, '98, has been chosento direct the work of the ClevelandFoundation/of which Victor Vv'. Sincere,e:x-'98, is one of the fiveAlumni and trustees, The Clevelandthe Cleveland Foundation representsFoundation the ideas of F. H. Goff,president of the Cleve­land Trust Company. Mr. Goff workedout a plan by which men of means areenabled to leave bequests for the ad­vancement of the public welfare ofCleveland. I t is said that under thisplan $30,000,000 already has been writ­ten into wills, although the plan was an­nounced less than a year ago. Some ofthe testators have died, so that now thereis a considerable fund available for use.The lines of the foundation are broad.Its object is the social, industrial andcivic improvement of Cleveland. Thefund is to be administered by five trus- 9tees, two chosen by the Cleveland Trust-Company, one by the mayor of the city;one by the probate judge and one by theUnited States district judge - for thenorthern district of Ohio. The first workof the foundation will be in the natureof comprehensive surveys, for whichover $100,000 is available. Social con­ditions and agencies in Cleveland, bothpublic and private, are to be carefullystudied. Mr. Burns is just beginning toorganize a staff for the task. The workto come afterward has not been definitelydecided upon. It will depend largelyupon the results of the surveys. Whenhe was a resident of Chicago, Burns wasconnected with the Chicago Commonsand with the School of Civics and' Phi­lanthropy. Later, in Pittsburgh, he wasactively in . touch with the Pittsburgh�urvey.Ida Noyes HallThe composite mind of the thirty-fivehundred alumnae of the University ofChicago would have a memory of theirgymnasium in the following terms:October, 1892, a room on the fourthfloor of Cobb Hall; November, 1892, toJune, 1901, the north end of the old 11-brary building on the present site ofHutchinson court; June, 1901 to Octo-­ber, 1901, an office in a frame buildingon Ellis avenue; October, 1901, to Octo­ber, 1902, the Sunday School room of theHyde Park Baptist church; autumn quar­ter, 1902, the south end of the old librarybuilding; winter quarter, 1903, the gym­nasium of the School of Education;April, 1903, to the near future, Lexing­ton gymnasium. Such at least is thetopographical chronology of the Wo­man's Gymnasium of the University ofChicago. The graduates can fill in theoutline with memories of the discom­forts and difficultie-s which they en­countered and, the brave efforts madethrough penny races and other venturesto raise money for a new building. The -Woman's Union, the Young vVomen'sChristian League, the Woman's AthleticAssociation, the Neighborhood clubs, aswell as smaller groups during this pe­riod, developed a spirit of friendlinessand of enterprise under dishearteningconditions, which all friends of the Uni­versity believe is at last fitly recognizedby-the munificent give of Mr. Laverne W.Noyes as a' memorial to his wife. Thegift is to take the shape of a buildingdevoted to the social and physical lifeof the women of the University.The story of how the donor was in­terested and the gift secured would readlike a romance if Mrs. Judson could bepersuaded to tell it. A few whisperedconfidences just before Convocation, andan air of great mystery and speecheswith enigmatical phrases at the annualdinner of theWoman's Athletic Associa­tion were the precursors of the Presi­dent's stirring announcement before thevast crowd assembled in HutchinsonCourt on June 10, 1913. The enthu­siasm of the women can be imagined.10 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZn\n�The sympathetic applause- of the menwas a gratifying gauge of the unifiedspirit of the University. "The good ofeach is the good of all," was the note onecould hear resound through the tumultof cheers and clapping.The first problem to be solved in mak­ing the new building a reality was thechoice of a site. Ordinary associationswith the University in terms of spacewould not lead to the conclusion that thiswas a diffcult matter. Open lots to theright of them, open lots to the left ofthem seem to bid for occupancy. Butthere are many needs to provide forand long years ahead calling for a bigsense of prevision. Where is to be thechapel, where the technical work, wherethe medical laboratories and clinics,where the greatly needed residence halls?What should be the relation of athleticfields to the physical training? Theseand many kindred questions needed pro­longed study and it was not until afterthe president's return from a summer inEurope that a final decision could be'reached. Meanwhile, suggestions as tothe building itself were sought from allquarters. An outline of the needs to bemet was made and plans were sketchedon the principle that the building was tobe a woman's building, essentially aunit, rather than a group of connectedbuildings, and with each of its parts sorelated as to make the whole availablefor the greatest number of needs of thegreatest number of people.Finally from several lots submittedto Mr. Noyes for a choice he selectedthe south side of the block bounded byFifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth streets,Kirnbark and Woodlawn avenues.Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge, the archi­tects of the Tower Group and of Har­per Library, were appointed as archi­tects, and proceeded at once to maketentative sketches, based on the prelim­inary work. A commission of womenof the University was appointed to makea study of the plans. The followingconstituted the commission: Marion Talbot, Dean of Women ; Ger­trude Dudley, Director 0 f VI oman'sGymnasium; Myra Reynolds, Mary J �Lanier, Elizabeth Langley, heads ofWomen's Halls; S. P. Breckinridge, As­sistant Dean of Women; Elizabeth Wal­lace, Dean of Junior College Wornen ;Geraldine Brown, Caryl Cody, JuliaDodge, members of Y. M. C. L.; PaulineSperry, Ethel Preston, Woman's Grad­uate club; Nancy Miller, Florence Foley,Hazel Furchgott, Miriam Whalin, Mar­jorie Coon ley, Ruth Victorson, N eigh­borhood clubs; Isabel MacMurray,.Louise Mick, Woman's Athletic Asso­ciation; Cornelia Beall, Arline Brown,Ruth Hough, Charlotte Viall, SuzanneFisher, Letitia Fyffe, Margaret Riggs,Helene Pollak, Margaret Rhodes, Har­riet Tuthill, University Aides; RuthHough, Dorothy Llewellyn, DorothyFarwell, Student Council; Lucile Bates,Women's Glee club; Mrs. Nott Flint,Mrs. Ethel R. MacDowell, Miss MarieOrtmayer, Miss J osephine T. Allin,Alumnae.Plans were placed on exhibition inLexington Hall.. The president of theReynolds club, the president of the Dra­matic club and other men of the Uni­versity, gave interesting and helpful sug­gestions. The inevitable result followed.With the perfecting of the details andespecially with the adoption of an archi­tectural standard fitting a building, whichis to form a part of the University fa­cade on the Midway, the original giftproved inadequate in amount and has.been most generously increased.Meanwhile as the months rolled byand the boys of the University HighSchool diligently used the chosen site­for their physical sports, murmurs be­g�n to be heard among the women. Why­the delay? A glimpse behind the scene­would have given the answer. Archi­tects, draughtsmen, trustees, building­contractors,-in skyscraper offices, inshops and in sheds,-computations, de­signs, estimates, drawings, and at last onNovember 19, 1914, the dream beganIDA NOYES HALL 11to be a reality. From the President's easily, and yet with doors so placed thathouse and from the upper east windows there can be easy communication withof the' W oinen's Halls could be seen in the Common room and free circulationthe early morning light beyond Lexing- .in case of a large social gathering.ton Gymnasium, horses, wagons, gangs In the basement are very convenientof warmly jacketed men, picks and shov- locker' arrangements, dressing rooms,els, heavy timbers, every -sign of big showers, a domestic room with conven­building operations. iences for shampooing, manicuring, shoeAt the women's athletic dinner, the shining, drying and pressing clothes, andfollowing evening ("Chicago Night for .sewmg, a small suite of rooms for men,Chicago Women"), there, was much dis-appointment expressed that no oppor- store rooms, a large game room and twotunity had been given for some cere- bowling alleys. The west end of themonia! exercises. It turned out that the second floor is devoted to the offices andcontractors had begun work before the special work of the physical educationcontracts were signed and even the pres- department, in the center is the memor­ident was surprised. Nine days later the ial room with the trophy room adjacent,first work was done in laying the 'foun. and the east end is occupied by suites ofdation and the enterprise and energy rooms for social purposes.shown in taking advantage of favorable In the third story is the assemblyweather conditions promise well for room with stage and dressing rooms,rapid progress as time goes on. ' which with the spacious foyer will ac-During the first weeks of the work commodate a considerably larger num­the operations seemed to indicate that . ber of people than the Reynolds theaterthe building would occupy the whole can. There is also provision- for serv­southern half of the block, so great is the ing refreshments and a large office tocommotion. Its frontage on Fifty-ninth be used as business headquarters forstreet is 240 feet, or not quite the full women's organizations. It is probablelength of the block. Space enough is that no rooms will be especially assignedleft at each end for an addition, or for to any organization; except a suite in thea connecting building as need may sug- second floor, which will be under thegest. From the middle of the building direction of the Young Women's Chris­the gymnasium extends back toward the tian League. Each organization wish­north making the total depth 160 feet. ing a meeting place will receive an assign­Toward the west from the north end of ment of a room or suite, meeting thethe gymnasium is the natatorium, which special needs of the occasion. It has beencan be open on the sides and in the suggested, however, that different roomsroof to light and air. Another extension be in general identified with particularfrom the east wing is to be used for of- organizations and be known accordingly,fices, service and storage in. connection as for example the Alumnae Room.with the Commons. Thelunch room i$- It is impossible to give any adequate� is entered to the right from the main idea of the beauty and, charm of theentrance hall and is -89 by 44 feet and 'building as. shown in the detailed draw-18 feet in height. At the left of the ings. There is every promise that theentrance is the main stairway, the office building will be in every respect a me­and the cloak checking room. Going up morial worthy of the woman whose namea few steps one reaches the Common it bears. And it is not too much to sayroom with a tea alcove and a kitchenette that the women students will develop inconnecting, and the west end of the build- it a life and spirit worthy of the gift, ifing is taken up by the reading room, so the traditions of the past are maintained.located that' quiet can be maintained MARION TALBOT.12 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE.ALL-SOMETHINGELEVENS. [The following article was published by Mr. StaggIn the Maroon.- Ed.]Now that the period of selection ofAll-Conference and AU- Western foot­ball teams has passed, it may not be in­appropriate for me to speak to the stu­dents of the merits of some of the Uni­versity of Chicago players, whose repu­tations have been more or less dimmedin the public eye by so-called critics, allof whom are absolutely incompetent tomake such a selection. There is noperson Irving who is qualified to makea selection even of an All-Conferenceteam, let alone an All-Western or All­American. In my opinion, most of thefootball stuff that is written, Just thesame as about four-fifths of the base­ball stuff, is "bunk." There is a decidedneed in the West for critics who knowfootball thoroughly, who see the workof some of the players who are not carry­ing the ball, who view the whole gameand not merely snatches of it while dic­tating or writing copy.All coaches who have had much ex­perience know that it is only by closewatching of their own candidatesthrough days of practice that they canfully determine who are best qualifiedto fill the different positions, and to con­cede that it is possible for any newspaperman, who is busy creating his story, tobe able to do justice in the selection. ofan All-Conference or All-Western team,for example, after seeing some of theteams in action, or even all of the teamsin action throughout the season, is mostpreposterous. Several times in the manyyears that I have coached, I have beenasked to make a selection of an AlI­Conference and an All-Western team,but I have always refused,' because Iknew that I was absolutely unqualifiedand incompetent to make such a selection,and could not fail to do inj ustice to manyof the players if I attempted it. I there­fore frankly say that I have always disap- proved of the idea. But since it hasbecome a matter of newspaper and pub­lic interest, the nearest approach to j us­tice that could be done would be forevery newspaper to invite the studentsof each university to send in their in­dividual selections and make a compositeof the same. Since every player hassome friends, every member of the Con­ference teams, and other Western teams,would have his name on the list, andthus no injustice would be done to any­body, which is a reductio ad absurdum.The qualities which a coach has toconsider in selecting men for the differ­ent positions are many. It is, perhaps,easier to select men for the backfieldpositions than for the line, and yet theeffectiveness of the backfield man de­pends so much in the strength of theforwards in the direction in which .heruns, and also on the interference whichis given him by the other backs, as wellas the defensive ability of the opposingplayers, that it is perfectly easy for anobserver to underestimate or overesti­mate the strength of a given player.Furthermore, many times have I seenplayers of ordinarymerit dramatized forapparent ability, which was purely theresult of surprise formations or weak­ness in the strength of the opposingteam.Consider the qualifications of a half­back. He should possess a certainmeasure of dodging ability and quicknessin taking openings, and along with them,must possess good speed, know how touse the straight arm and other methodsof breaking tackles, have facility incatching and handling the ball, as wellas squeezing it, possess quick reactionand ability to get away fast, be able torun low and buck hard when the occa­sion demands, be a good interferer, withknowledge and ability to handle hisopponents cleverly and effectively, bothin throwing himself at them and inblocking them when on his feet, possessgreat endurance so that he does not slowdown in his work, have unflinching cour-ALL-SOMETHING ELEVENSage and fight, and be a strong tacklerwith intuitive defensive ability.Now it is:'frar�ly that a coach findsall of these qualifications in a player andthey can only be discovered through aprocess of tests and game experience,and no observer, even though he devotehis whole time to watching different·teams play, would be .able to estimatecorrectly the relative ability of eighteenhalfbacks, which, for example, is theminimum number contained on the Con­ference teams. This single example, not'touching the other positions of full­backs, quarterbacks, ends, tackles, guards-and center, it seems to me, shows theutter absurdity and presumption on the. part of any football critic in assumingknowledge and leadership in such a selec­·tion.I have not had opportunity to read thevarious selections for All-Conferenceteams, but I have .noticed two or threeremarks which are not true. One was'a statement that Shull was lazy. Thisis absolutely contrary to the truth, as'there is no more conscientous and hard­working player on the Chicago team,both In practice and in games, thanShull. Noone has taken the interest ofthe team more to heart, and no one haspracticed more faithfully to improve hISown playing than he; time and againhave I seen him off by himself, or withone or two individuals, working volun­tarily for his individual development incertain features' of play in which hethought himself deficient. To me his.spirit is very admirable, and his workin the games and practice 'was most sat­isfactory.,, Another statement that I have readgave the impression that Captain DesJardien had not played up to the stand­ard of last year. This, in my opinion;'was also not true. I did not allow DesJardien to play the first two games of'the season, owing to a slight knee injurywhich he received in practice, although-he could have played through the second'contest had I been willing, to run the 13risk of further injury by using him.Because of his_ being so invaluable tothe team, I also took the precaution ofchanging his defensi ve play in three ofthe big games by using the guards tooccupy the central defensive position onshifted formations, while he took theplace of the guard. Under this plan, hewas safeguarded from carrying the bur­den of work which would otherwise havefallen upon him, at the same time notimpairing his great defensive power inbacking up the line. I have alwaysavoided comparing former Chicago play­ers, because most times it was impossibleto do so with justice. I feel, however,in this case that Captain Des J ardien sofar surpasses the other centers that theUniversity of Chicago has had, that noformer player will feel hurt when I saythat he stands first and foremost in thatposition.There has also been, I noticed, a dis­positiori to belittle Russell's work, andI consider it only fair for me to statemy estimate of his ability and value tothe team.There have been three great quarter­backs on the University of Chicagoteams, and Pete Russell is one of them.Furthermore, in my opinion, he easilyclasses up with Eckersall and Steffen,the other two.' Like his predecessors,and like all quarterbacks, he has mademistakes of judgment, and, from. one as­pect unfortunately for him, one or twoof these mistakes have been particularlyemphasized; but I can recall seriousblunders which have been made by everyquarterback that has ever played on theUniversity of Chicago team, and everyexperienced coach has similar memories.In my opinion, Russell has improvedconsiderably over last year, both in hisindividual playing and in his leadership.Up to the time of Dolly Gray's injuryin the Wisconsin game, and .later hisown injury in the Illinois game, he didparticularly valuable and improved workover last year as an interferer. Thisyear, also, he has learned to run and.14 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEdodge with greater cleverness and facil­ity in either direction; and also has doneimproved work in seizing openings andin taking advantage of his interference.His leadership in handling the team .hasbecome more confident and inspiring.In the Indiana, Iowa, and Purduegames he ran 75, 45 and 65 yards respect­ively for touchdowns after catchingpunts, besides making other good runs.In the Wisconsin game, I have no doubtbut that he would have made a touch­down had not one of our linesmenbumped into him after he had dodgedseveral men and was practically free.In the Illinols game, I told him not touse himself at all during the first quarter,and not until the latter part of the halfdid he start to run with the ball. Inthree trials from scrimmage he madeapproximately 10, 12, and 30 yards. Healso ran 40 yards after receiving thekick off at the beginning of the secondhalf. Shortly after he was injured andpractically incapacitated for the rest ofthe Illinois game and his usefulness, aseveryone knows, greatly impaired for theMinnesota game.I have felt that in justice to the abovemen and to scores of others some pro­test should be made against the presentform of selecting so-called All-Confer­ence, All-Western, and All-Americanteams.THE LETTER BOXDebatingThe University debating teams whichare to meet Northwestern and Michiganin the annual triangular contests of theCentral Debating League on January15th, were chosen on November 21. Thequestion for debate this year is "Re­solved that the Monroe Doctrine as de­veloped and applied by the United Statesshould be definitely abandoned as a partof our foreign policy." It will be ob­served that the question is unusually timely because of its relation to the pres­ent European conflict.The affirmative team, which will meetNorthwestern in Mandel Hall, is com­posed of John G. McDonald, M. T. VanHeeke, and Harry O. Rosenberg. Thenegative team, which will journey toAnn Arbor to meet Michigan, is madeup of Homer Hoyt, Clifford H. Brow­der and Roy B. Weaver.Mr. Rosenberg is the only veteran onthe teams, being a member of last year'steam which defeated Michigan in Man­del. He is one of the best debaters thatthe University has had. Of the newmen, all have had some experience in de­bating, mainly on small college teamsbefore entering the University. Fourof the members of the teams are in thelaw school, Van Heeke, however, beingstill an undergraduate. Hoyt is a Fellowin Political Economy and Weaver agraduate student in English. As isusually the case, our own typical under­graduates are not represented on theteams.The tendency each year is for a largernumber of non-law school men to com­pete. It is still a matter of great regret,however, that debating is not more typ­ically representative of Chicago publicspeaking. The men as a rule continueto have received their public speakingtraining at other colleges. In the opin­ion of the coaches this experience is veryoften a detriment rather than an aid toeffective team work, for it is usually thecase that every experienced debaterthinks he knows exactly how a debateshould be conducted.Arrangements have been undertakenfor a new triangular debating league tobe composed of Chicago, Pennsylvaniaand Tulane, in New Orleans. The ideawas that the three schools .should de­bate in this contest the same questionwhich they had debated in their homeleagues, thus minimizing the work of themen and the coaching in connectionwith the second debate. Tulane and Chi­cago have reached an agreement uponTHE LETTER BOXthe Monroe Doctrine question, but Penn­sylvania is standing out. I t is fearedthat the plctn m�y fall through in con­"_tsequence.Another development of interest inconnection with debating this autumnhas been the organization of an under­graduate debating society, to take theplace of the Fencibles and the PowWow, Sophomore and Freshman socie­ties respectively, which are now de­funct. The new organization will notbe built on class lines, but will beopen to members of any class. It isbelieved in this way that permanencywill be -given to the organization whichdid not exist in the past. I t will be 0 b­served that the fraternities and other or­ganizations which do have a permanent.existence are all based upon this 'prin-ciple.On the whole, debating interest in theUniversity has increased 100 per centduring the past two years. . Mandel Hallwas full on the occasion of the debatewith Michigan last year; an increasingnumber of competitors appears eachyear for places on the teams; we evenhave fair attendance at the preliminarytrials; and last year, miraculous as 1t mayseem, we had a mass meeting which wasattended by fully two hundred students.H. G. M., '07.The Ebenezer S. Lane CollectionThe Lane collection has recently beenthrown open for use. By the terms ofthe gift, only members of the Facultyand advanced students may have accessto it and the books cannot be withdrawnfrom the building. They 'may be� con­sulted in Room W.6�, on the sixth floorof the West Tower, Harper Library, andmay also be borrowed for use in the;various reading rooms of the Library.The Lane Collection, consisting orig­inally of about 9,000 volumes, was givenby Mr. Ebenezer Lane and Miss FannieG. Lane of- Chicago, 'in memory of their 15father, by whom it was collected. Itconsists chiefly of books in the field ofHistory, Art and Literature. Of the9,000 volumes, about 6,006 have since thetransfer of the books to the, Universitybeen merged with those of the GeneralLibrary and have now in the main beenregularly classified and catalogued. Theremaining 3,000 volumes will be kepttogether during the lifetime of thedonors.Among the latter are found a numberof interesting and valuable illustratedworks, e.g., Daniel's Voyage aroundGreat Britain, his Oriental Scenery, theworks of Gilray and of Hogarth, LordKingsborough's Mexican Antiquities,Meyrick's Ancient Armour, Nash's Eng­lish Mansions, Camden's Brittannia, etc.It contains also a good collection ofbooks on Biography, Description, Travel,and Architecture. The collection as itstands has not been fully catalogued, butattendants will ordinarily be on hand toexplain the order and find individualbooks wanted.J. c. M. HANSON,Associate Director of Libraries.To THE EDITOR:The Chicago Alumni have campaignedfor many years for representation" of thealumni on 'the Board of Trustees. Therehave been meek suggestions, earnestarguments, millitant insistence and evensome bitterness of demand.With the most cordial appreciation ofMr. Swift's qualifications and recogni­tion of his energetic, enthusiastic par­ticipation in alumni affairs it would beungenerous and unfair to do other thanto approve of the action of the Trusteesin selecting him as one of their number.Yet as loyal alumni we must insistthat the endeavor shall go forward be­yond mere recognition of individual ca­pacity among the alumni. ' We believethat there is real value to the alumni and16 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. MAGAZINEto the University in recognition of thealumni as an integral part of the institu­tion entitled to share in its governmentas a body, through the democratic choiceof representatives of the alumni, by thealumni.The government of privately endoweduniversities by a self-perpetuating aris­tocracy of the pedagogic and financialruling classes, in our humble opinion un­suits them for intellectual leadership ina democracy. The state universities maynot -triumph as often in sports or re­search, but as educators they will servethe- youth of the nation more faithfullythan the more self-sufficient institutions,We would like to see our Universityutilize its product as well as its endow­ment in self-perpetuation and realizationof its high purposes.With an alumnus member of theBoard of Trustees chosen in responseto the sentiment of the alumni we feelthat our "mob" voice should be a triflemore audible in the future and we con­gratulate ourselves quietly as we ext�ndmore noisy 'greetings to Harold H. Swift,'07 the first alumnus trustee.,ALUMNUS.(The following from an alumnus of the OldUniversity, distant in body,' but near in' spirit, weprint with special interest.-Ed.]Secunderabad, Deccan, India,June 17, 1914.To THE EDITOR:I received the March issue of "THEUNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE.))Miss Wayman's editorial, 011 the firstpage, comes to me with the power of apersonal appeal,I am a loyal alumnus and a memberof the 'College Alumni Association andI hope and believe) a paid-up member.If I am not paid up a notification willsoon put me into the paid-up column.The new custom, inaugurated March13th of this year, of formally welcomingmembers into the Association, is an ex- cellent one, and ought to become' a fixedcustom.- You ask, in the' article mentioned,"Did your undergraduate days meananything to you ?"They did. They meant much. I wentto Chicago.' from Lafayette, Indiana.From a small city to a large one. Thatintroduced me into a larger life. I wentfrom an academy in my home city, andfrom a school life among young peoplein whose company I had grown up, intoa company of students who were gath­ered from a large territory. From thecompany of young people brought up tothink along the same lines along whichI thought, � into the company of youngmen who thought along different ones,Contact with these stimulated me andquickened my intellectual faculties.The teachers of the smaller localschools, by whom I was prepared forcollege, were exchanged for instructorsof more learning and wider culture andbroader experience.I was brought into contact, in my re­ligious life, with' new methods of churchactivity, and with stronger men.Then there were the friendships. Dr.Henderson and I came from the samecity and the 'same church, together toChicago. For one year we occupied thesame room. We' have been life-longfriends..I was brought into personal relationwith Geo. C. Ingham, who became theablest lawyer of his age in Chicago, andwho died young. He was the representa­tive of the State in several trials whichattracted world-wide notice. For ,a yearwe were roommates, and were friendstill he died.The faculty was a small band of de­termined men who stood loyally at theirposts so long as it was possible to stand.Dr. Burroughs had the foresight to seethat the offer of a campus by Steven A.Douglas ought to be taken advantageof and an institution established.THE,LETTER'BOXHe took up the task and labored foryears, and against heavy odds. Some­times' teaching, sometimes out in the fieldraising money to keep the doors of theinstitut�on from' closing, he spent manyyears 0 f strenuous toil.Is he 110t entitled to some of the creditfor the existence of the present splendidinstitution? Granting that the lattercame as the result of the failure of hiseffort, would there have been a Univer­sity of Chicago had there been no "Old"University of Chicago?It would be a gracious recognition ofthe heroic efforts of the man who firstmade a University of Chicago a fact ifsome memorial of him could be con­nected with the new institution.Mathews and Boise and Sawyer andStearns and Safford and Howe andFreeman wrought manfully, when thesmall salaries promised them were ir­regularly paid. Their "residences" con­sisted of one room, or perhaps two, ad­joining their recitation rooms. Personalintercourse with this goodly company ofcour�geous men meant much to me inmy undergraduate days-yes, and inafter life. An. these things my under­graduate days meant and still mean tome.You ask, "Does your heart beat fasterwhen you see the Old Maroon ?" Yes,and I see it very often, for I keep theUniversity of Chicago banner on thewall of my study. I would like to renewmy dear old college days, but that isdenied to me this year. When I was inAmerica, on furlough, in 1909, I wentback to the University for three months,and roomed in a Middle Divinity, andlived in commons' with the young men',just to corne into contact with 'them andto "brush up a bit." .-One of the friends I made was the sonof one of my classmates. Another wasthe son of a man who roomed next tome in Jones Hall, in the old institution,and who was later the honored presidentof one of the N ebraska colleges.I do know where my classmates are 17because I take every Alumni Directorythe University issues. 'I f the invitation to attend commence­ment can be extended to June, -1917, Ishall be glad to accept it and to makean effort to be present. My next fur­lough will be due then.Yours sincerely, 'FRANK H. LEVERING., '72.To THE EDITOR:May I call your attention to a slightmatter, in the November Magazine}.which seems to me calculated to mislead,although, of course, not so intended? Onpage four, paragraph one, in referringto matters of attendance, you say thatonly seventeen men are registered in theCollege of Education. I dare say thatthis is technically correct, but it whollydisregards the fact that by agreementwith the graduate school, all graduatestudents are now registered there andnot in the College of Education.' As amatt�r of fact, I am sure you will findthat .there is a much larger attendanceof men than you indicate, and you mayperhaps be interested to know that onlytwo other departments have more grad­uate students than the department ofeducation. You are also, no, doubt,aware that the College of Education hasthis year sent some forty or fifty studentsto register in the arts departments, feel­ing that students who were to becomehigh school teachers, as was the ex­pressed intention of these students,might best pursue a strictly academiccourse under academic jurisdiction, com­ing to the college for such, professionalcourses as they could advantageouslytake after grounding themselves thor­oughly in the strictly academic work.These students are, of course, mainlywomen, hut it is not without interest torecognize that the total actual attendancein the College of Education is consid­erably larger than our present method ofstatistical 'recording would indicate.JAMES R. ANGELL.18 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINETo THE EDITOR:The M aqaeine' s review of the footballseason was a good one-very accurate,I thought. One or two things I wouldlike to say, however. My idea is thatwith Albert out, our line was not strong,and with Des J ardien out, it was weak.Early games usually do not show much,because the attack of the opponents ispoorly developed; and because also, feel­ing that Chicago must-be strong, they donot consistently try our line.' Y et Iowapunched it consistently in the last quar­ter. Purdue did not, because there wasno power in her line attack. Wisconsindid not, because she had not the powerin her backfield. Still, it can be remem­bered that Kreutz of Wisconsin mademuch more ground through our line thanwe did through the cardinal. To offsetthat let me admit that Wisconsin's linewas the most naturally powerful one inthe, conference-especially on defense.Minnesota, fresher and fully as powerfulthe week before our game, could notgain through Wisconsin, and scored onforward passes and the interception ofone from Bellows. N ow then, in theIllinois game, Schobinger made manygains through our line. Only the factthat there was a Pogue and a Clark pre­vented their using the buck more thanthey did. And even Pogue's runs werereally wide masses off and on tackle, andon similar plays with a spread line. Ifour line had been strong it should havegone through and at least have smashedu.p the interference. Instead, on nearlyevery occason our tackles and ends' hadto face three or four interferers. Themen were prepared on the spread plays.They knew it was Pogue over, or 011tackle, or a forward pass. Only onething, then, was there for the line to do-rush! smear! And then finally thelast real test against Minnesota-you re­member that! Through the center ofour line they went, as consistently asany football marches I have ever seen.And what happened, on our own offense?Lardner in the Tribune described it ac- curately. When our back field menwere nailed behind our line on many endruns by guards and tackles; when theyfailed. to make even a few yards on across buck; when the split bucks withFlood, or Schafer at fullback carryingthe ball gained no ground-what otherevidence do we need of line weakness?Two matters of information: Thedisputed play at Illinois was Macomberto Clark, who was tackled, to Pogue.The "misunderstood" kickoff was as fol­lows: a short kick was called, Illinoiswised up seeing Russell on the side line,then Des J ardien, who was kicker, re­called it, but the line men did not under­stand and failed to cover the center ofthe field.Another bit of information: I am cer­tain that Berger's decision not to playagainst Wisconsin was not a sudden de­velopment. It was sudden to thebleachers only. Mr. Stagg knew it fromthe start of the season j in fact, it waswith that understanding that Bergercame out for the team.Finally-my own idea of the team'sweakness on offense, after the injuries,was Mr. Stagg's inability to get behindthem in scrimmage and in signals. Thisis no reproach to Page or Canning. Theyare unusually good men; but Mr. Staggis a marvel. With our material, I amcertain Chicago will give them all, evenIllinois and Minnesota, as much as theycan handle next season, if Mr. Stagg canget in and get behind as he did last yearand other years.Vox E SEDIBUS.After the publication of an article inthe Maroon concerning a freshman,Harold Fishbein, of Indianapolis, whowas said to be the youngest student evermatriculated at the University, the fol­lowing interesting letter appeared:"To THE EDITOR OF THE Maroon:I have- been much interested in theitems published concerning Mr. HaroldFishbein and his matriculation at a veryearly age. The facts of history; how-ALUMNI AFFAIRSever, c�l1 for the statement that Mr.Fishbein is not the youngest student tomatriculat€ iin the University. That dis­tinction belongs-. to David Moore Robin­son, who entered in 1894 at the age offourteen years, ten days. Mr. Fishbein'sage was fifteen years, ten months, elevendays. Still further, Miss Anne Gene­vieve Cannell entered in 1908 at the ageof fifteen years, nine months and twentydays. Roberts Bishop Owen entered in1907 at the age of sixteen years, twomonths, eight days, but he had elevenmajors advanced standing, more than ayear's credit. Miss Cannell graduatedwith honors in general scholarship anda graduate scholarship in Latin. Mr.Owen was graduated with honors ingeneral scholarship and a graduate schol­arship in Philosophy, and was elected toPhi Beta Kappa. He had completed 19. his residence work for the degree of Ph.. D. at the age of twenty-one years, tenmonths, twenty days, though he did notcome up for the degree until a year later,when he received it Magna CU11t laudeat the age of twenty-three years, onemonth, five days. Mr. Robinson receivedhis bachelor's degree with honors ingeneral scholarship, and departmentalhonors and a- graduate scholarship -inGreek. He completed his residence workfor the degree of Ph. D. at the age oftwenty years and nine months, thoughit was some years later that he carne upfor the degree. A considerable part ofthis time was spent abroad in research.He received the degree cum laude at theage of twenty-three years, eleven months,eleven days.F. J. GURNEY)Assistant Recorder."ALUMNI AFFAIRS_ The University of Chicago AlumniAssociation of Utah held a very success­ful banquet in honor of Dr. Charles H.Judd, in the" gold room of the Salt LakeCommercial Club on . November 24th.Dr. Judd was a visitor in Salt Lake asone of the prominent educators to ad­dress the Utah Teachers Association,which was in convention during the firstpart of that week.At the banquet there were forty-fivein attendance, including the following:Prof. and Mrs. John M. Mills, Mr. andMrs. R. L. Judd, Prof. and Mrs.i A, A.Knowlton, Mr. and Mrs. William Leary,Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Ashton, Mr. andMrs. R. A. McBroom, Prof. and Mrs.Joseph Peterson, Prof. and Mrs. L. E.Cowles, Prof. and Mrs. F. O. Smith,Dr. and Mrs. W. R. Tyndale, �r. andMrs. J. L. Brown, Dr. C. L. Shields, Mr.and Mrs. Preston D. Richards, N. H.Norgren, D. A. Cook, William Gregory,D. G. Hunt, George D. Parkinson, MissHazel Morse and Miss' Fannie Thome. Dr. Judd gave a very interesting talkupon the progress of the University.Nelson H. Norgren, '14, who has beenthis year coaching the University of Utahfootball team, proved a ·very popular andsuccessful" coach. The big game of theseason was with the Utah Aggies, andNorgren's men defeated them ,onThanksgiving Day, 29 to 2.JAY H. STOCKMAN) Sec;The California Alumni Club will givea banquet in honor of Dr. C. H. Judd onthe evening of December 21, at LosAngeles.By means of spot maps and card filesan effort is being made to keep up-to-the�minute information about Universityalumni located in South America, Africaand all the Orient. These maps andfiles are located in the library on thethird floor of Haskell. Any informa­tion about our graduates in these coun­tries will be made of value to others if20 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEthe data is sent to this magazine or toW. L. Runyan of the University LibraryStaff, under whose direction the mapsare being prepared.Among the alumni who have beencoaching football teams in the past sea­son are Jesse Harpel;", '08, at NotreDame; Walter Steffen, '10, at CarnegieInstitute; Horace Whiteside, '13, at Earl­ham; Thomas Kelly, ex-'ll, at Mis­souri School of Mines at Rollo, andClarence Russell, '09, at New MexicoCollege of Agriculture and .MechanicalArts. Men just starting their coachingwork were Nelson Norgren, '14, Univer­sity of Utah; Horace Fitzpatrick, '14,Allegheny College, Meadville, Penn. ;Charles Molander, '14, La Grange HighSchool, and John Vruwink, ex-'14,Louisville Manual Training School.Steffen had a wonderful season; witha team averaging less than 164 poundshe pushed Lehigh and Pittsburgh to thelimit. Harper was less successful thanlast year, but- beat the Carlisle Indiansby a bigger score than any other teamdid, east or west. Russell and V ruwinkmade tremendous successes. Kelly'steam beat St. Louis in a post-seasongame, and were all suspended by the fac­ulty for taking part in it; no news yetof Kelly. Norgren's team had a hardtime at first; but wound up with a glori­ous victory over their chief rivals.Engagements ..r». Max S. Rohde, '08, and LucillePierce, of Brooklyn, N ew York. Dr.Rohde is attending physician at theBellevue Hospital, New York City.Melvin B. Ericson, ex-'09, and CarolynDaw-es. The marriage will take placein June..Yorke B. Sutch, '11, and Bertha Nor­denholt, ex-T'l , No date has been setfor the marriage.Floyd Willett, '11, and Clara Hoskins.Willett is now spending his second yearas an' instructor in English in the Syrian Protestant College at Beirut, Syria.Miss Hoskins is the daughter of Dr.Hoskins, a missionary of the Presbyte­rian Church for many years. She wasborn in Syria and came to America forher education.Jessie Brown, '16, and HadleighMarsh. No date has been set for thewedding.Marriages.Wayland W. Magee, '05, to MarionEdith Thomas, on N ovember 24, atOmaha, At home after May 1st at Sum­mer Hill Farm, Bennington, Neb.John Lama Hopkins, Law '08, to Mar­tha .Dobyns, '02, on December 5, at Chi­cago.Marion Jackson, .'09, to Dr. M. H.Givens, on October 9, at Saleeda, N. C.Dr. Givens is a graduate of Yale, '09.He is first assistant biochemist on thegovernment commission for the investi­gation of pellagra, stationed at Spartans­burg, S. C. Their address is 147 Ala­bama St.Dean M. Kennedy, '09, to DorothyParker Butler, daughter of Mrs. J. Al­bert Butler of Brookline, at TrinityChurch, Boston, on November 19. Athome at the Rampart, Los Angeles, Cal.Kennedy is Superintendent of Traffic· ofthe Los Angeles Telephone Co.Jane Gardia Merriett, '10, to ArthurLeslie Russell, on November 25, at Ionia,Mich. At home at 532 Jackson St.,Gary, Ilid.Florence Catlin, '11, to Ensign MelvilleS. Brown, U. S. N., on August 3. Theylive at Felton Hall, Cambridge St., Cam­bridge, Mass.Elizabeth Elliott Foss, '11, to HarryClifford Brown, Jr., on November 21.They will be at home after January 1stat 5418 Woodlawn Ave., Chicago.Mary Sila Colt, '11, to Earnway Ed­wards, of Jacksonville, Ill., on August 7,at Ottumwa, Ia. Mr. and Mrs. Edwardsare living at 3438 W. .Polk St., Chicago.Herbert Groff Hopkins, '11, to Mar-ALUMNI AFFAIRSjorie Wolfenden, .on November 17, atDetroit, Mich. They live at Dayton,Ohio.Edith Miller, eX'�'12, to Austin ReigertLord, on June 3. They live at 1119 E.54th St., Chicago.Clarence Freeman, '13, to Rose Geor­giana Sherman, on October 21, at Pales­tine, Ill. At home at 6606 GreenwoodAve., Chicago.Deaths."The death is announced of Dr. EijiAsada, a noted educator." In a cable­gram from Tokyo to the Chicago DailyNews Professor Clement on November.10, 1914, thus reported the death of theman who received the first Ph. D. degreefrom the University of Chicago.Eiji Asada was born at Choshu, Japan,in 1865, "in the fourth month of thefirst year of Keiwo," as Who's Who inJapan puts it, He received the degree�of bachelor' of divinity from N orth­western University in 1891, and whenthe University °of Chicago opened itsdoors on October 1, 1892, Asada wassenior fellow in Semi tics. He roomed onthe fourth floor of Graduate (nowNorth) Hall, and divided the fellowshipduties of the Semitic department withTheodore G. Soares, fellow in AncientHistory, and Lincoln Hulley and myself,who were junior fellows in Semitics.We all lived in Graduate Hall andboarded in the University Commons inthe basement of the Divinity halls. Itoccurred to some of us in Graduate Hallthat it would be pleasant to form a con­genial group of table companions, anda very interesting company was thusdeveloped, including Triggs, Tunell, andSoares from Minnesota, Clifford W.Barnes from Yale, who was a divinityfellow, J. Archy Smith, my brother andmyself from Denison, Millikan, a friendof Smith's, and Asada. Theology, mathe­matics, political science, English litera­ture, ancient history, and Semitics werethus actively represented about the 21table. Our experiment was delightfullysuccess-ful. President Harper, whose of­fice was in Cobb Hall and whose housewas on Washington avenue, used some­times to join our table when - his workkept him late at the University, andother officers now and then dropped in.But by ourselves the talk never lan­guished and night after night we usedto linger after dinner was over and theother tables were vacant, to prolong ourconversation. On these occasions as Iremember them it. was Asada and Soareswho chiefly led the conversation, andcertainly Asada had no superior amongus in conversational readiness and con­tagious humor. We knew him well, too,in President Harper's classes, in themeetings of the Semitic CI�b at PresidentHarper's house, and in the routine workof our departmental libraries, then atthe south end of the fourth floor of CobbHall. Asada everywhere showed thesame intellectual ability and the samegeniality of temperament.After one year's work Asada receivedhis doctor's degree in Semitics, makinghis thesis on the Hebrew text of Zech­ariah. It was thought an interestingaugury that the first man to receive theUniversity's highest degree .should be aJapanese. Soon after, he returned toJapan. His career there is concisely re­ported in the Japanese Who's Who. Hemarried Mika, the eldest daughter ofKyutaro Takiguchi, and after some pre­liminary teaching was appointed profes­sor in the Tokyo Higher CommercialSchool. In 1897 he became professor inthe Tokyo School of Foreign Languagesand held that position until his death.His American friends heard from himonly occasionally through his° studentswho came to this country for study, butall the men who knew him in that buoy­ant and hopeful first year of the' Uni­versity's life remember him with positiveaffection and pleasure.EDGAR J. GOODSPEED,D. B., '97.22 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINERalph Charles Henry Catterall, Ph. D.'02, died suddenly on Monday, August3, while visiting at the home of Prof.,We L. Phelps of Yale, at Huron City,Mich. At the time of his death he wasProfessor of Modern European Historyat Cornell University. For two years hehad been suffering from the effects ofan attack of cerebral hemorrhage in July,1912. Prof. Catterall was born in Bol­ton, England, March 29, 1866; came tothis country with his parents in Septem­ber, 1869; received an A. B. from Buck­nell in 1891, and from Harvard .in 1892,and his doctor's degree ( in history),from Chicago in 1902. He was an in­structor in history here until 1902, whenhe went to Cornell as assistant profes­sor; in 1�05 he was made professor. Hemarried in 1896 Miss Helen T. Tunni­cliff; there is one son, Ralph. Mrs. Cat­terall has returned to Chicago to livesince the death of her husband.His going to Cornell in 1902 was rec­ognized as a great loss to Chicago. WhatCornell thought of him may be expressedby an editorial in the Cornell Daily Su»:on the day following his death:"In the death of Professor RalphCharles Henry Catterall Cornell losesone of its most able faculty members andIthaca one of its most respected citizens.The University will find it difficulty to fillthe place of this man, one of the strong­est of its faculty."As a lecturer there was none quitehis equal. Those who had the privilegeof hearing him will always remember theforce and brilliancy of his work. Apowerful personality, coupled with hissplendid scholarly attainments markedhim as one of the most masterful of thefaculty. His strength of mind andbreadth of view permeated his every ef­fort."Professor Catterall's untiring devo­tion to his work was an inspiration.Rarely is it given to' one to witness suchnoble self-sacrifice to duty as was ex­hibited by this man. It was only whenhis strength utterly failed him that he gave up his classes. Although in illhealth he .unflinchingly carried on hiswork, his physical weakness in no wayimpairing the brilliancy of his powerfulintellect."His death deprives Cornell of a noblecharacter and the educational world ofone of its leaders."Genevieve M. Brickwood, '07 (Mrs.George R. Faust), died on November18, at Lake View Hospital, Chicago.Louis E. Chaplin, Ex. '00, died at hishome in Chicago, November 13. Mr.Chaplin came to Chicago about eightyears ago as a newspaper man, and at thetime of his death was political editor atthe Chicago American. He was a mem­ber of the Army and Navy Club, thePress Club, and Sigma Chi fraternity.Luther W. Jenkins, '09, was drownedin Alaskan waters October 10. He wasa surgeon attached to the United StatesRevenue cutter "Manning." He wasdrowned near the Cape Saritchey LightStation on Unimak Island. Mr. Jenkinswas a member of Phi Beta Kappa. \Margaret Blum, Ex. '13, died on No­vember 4, at Pasadena, Cal., after a longillness.Isabel Vosburgh, a former graduatestudent of the University, was killed inan automobile accident December 4, inMt. Holyoke, Mass. She was riding witha woman companion, when the driverlost control of the wheel and the carplunged over an embankment. MissVosburgh attempted to save herself byjumping, but sustained injuries that re­sulted in her death at the hospital a fewhours later. Miss Vosburgh took herbachelor's degree from Mt. Holyoke, andstudied here in chemistry. In the springof 1914 she won the University Women'stennis championship. She was a sisterof William Vosburgh, the 1913 confer­ence champion swimmer. The funeralwas held on December 8, at the FirstPresbyterian church of Oak Park.ALUMNI AFFAIRSThe law class of 1914 have issued, inhonor of Henry Butler, who graduatedfrom the Li,* School' last June, andwhose death wasipublished in the last, issue of the Magazine, a memorial fromwhich the following is quoted:"Henry Butler was born October 20,1888, at Fort Dodge, Iowa; attendedDartmouth College and graduated withthe .class of 1911, and in the autumn en­tered the University of Chicago LawSchool. He was elected class president."He gained and maintained the ad­miration and respect of his classmates,Indeed, their affectionate esteem couldnot easily have been withheld, -for HenryButler approached very nearly the idealuniversity man. His splendid physiqueand easy manner created a prepossessionthat acquaintance confirmed. On thecampus and in the lounging room he was. always affable, sociable, and genuinelydemocratic; while in the library and lec­ture room he proved himself an earnestand effective student."John Albert, '17, twenty years old,guard on the football team and one ofthe best players who ever came to Chi­cago, died at a sanitarium at BattleCreek, Mich., on December 11, of an ill­ness of the stomach. Albert is said tohave suffered for some time from thedisease, which grew worse, however, inthe past year. He weighed 225 poundsin the spring of 1914, and only 208 atthe beginning of the football season.During the season, in which he played inparts of five games, he lost twentypounds, and at the time of his death heweighed probably not more than 170. Hewas a clear-headed student, a man of finecharacter, and his loss will be greatlyfelt by the University. He was a mem­ber of Phi Delta Theta.News of the Classes.Waldo P. Breeden, '97, writes fromPittsburgh, Pa.: "We had a big time atthe Western Conference Smoker at theUniversity Club, Saturday evening, No­vember 21, 1914. Chicago turned out in 23very small numbers; not as many as atprevious smoker in May. Illinois wasclean, daffy over football championship.VVe proposed three cheers for Illinois vic­tory and the German siege gun, 'Bob-Zuppke from Wisconsin. Chicago mem­bers made up in enthusiasm what theylacked in numbers. The writer made aspeech on behalf of Chicago."Helen Manchee Barnett (Ex.), '04,has recently returned to her. home inSanta Barbara, Cal., after a visit of twomonths in Chicago.Helen M. Weldon, 'OS, is teaching atLane Technical high school this year.Edna Buechler, '06, is teaching stenog­raphy at MediH high school. She is alsoa partner in the Moser Shorthand andTypewriting College.Henry P. Chandler, '06, (law), is amember of the firm of Tolman, Redfield& Sexton, with offices in the Stock Ex­change building.Josie M. Boyington (Ex.), '06, isteaching at the Sheridan school in Spo­kane, Wash. Her address is 1514 Mel­lon avenue.Florence Ferguson Ritchie (Ex.),'06, is now living in Evansville, Ind.Hazel Driver (Ex. ), '07, is teachingat the high 'school in Madison, Wis.Estelle Hunter, '07, has been appointedby the Chicago Woman's Club as headof the employment section of their emer­gency employment center, at 1232 Stev­ens building.Myrtle Judson, '07, is assistant libra­rian in the cataloging department of Har­per Library.Harold G. Moulton, '07, who has beeninstructor in the department of politicaleconomy at the University of Chicagofor the last three years, has just beenpromoted by the University Board ofTrustees to an assistant professorship.In addition to his regular work as aninstructor, Moulton has acted as a coachin debating. .A daughter, Adele Frances, 'wasborn on November 6, to Mr. and Mrs.Lewis B. Bigelow (Frances Baker, '08).24 THE -UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEBeatrice L. Hill, Hastings (Ex.) '08,is attending Columbia University in NewYork City,Helen A. Kendall, '08, has charge ofthe lurich room at the' Carter Harrisonhigh school.Una Jones, '08, is teaching in the highschool at Johnson City, Tenn.Virginia Admiral (Mrs. ArthurDady), '09, is traveling in the East andSouth this winter.Irene Hines, '09, is teaching mathemat­ics and history in the high school atPrinceton, Ill.Marguerite .Huston (Ex.), '09, isteaching kindergarten at Cedar Rapids,Iowa. .Herbert A. Kellar, '09; has accepted aprofessorship at the University of Min­nesota. During the college year of 1913-14, he was instructor at the Universityof Texas. This year he. has been en­gaged at Leland Stanford University.Irene O'Brien, '09, is a teacher atHyde Park high school.Katharine M. Slaught, '09, resignedher position as teacher in the Universityhigh school to become metropolitan sec­retary for the New York Y. W. C. A.She is organizing the work among col­lege women in New York City.Lula Gertrude Wagner (Ex.), '09, isliving at 414 W. 121st street, New YorkCity. Miss Wagner was with the Co­burn Players last summer, and is nowrehearsing with an art stock company,which expects to open very soon with"Pelleas and Melisande," in which shewill play the role of Genevieve.Barrett Clark (Ex.), '10, son of Asso­ciate Professor Clark of the publicspeaking department, has just returnedfrom Berlin, where he has been for overa year collecting material for the drama,on which he has written a standard textbook. While in Berlin he studied theGerman type of acting and the structureof the national play.Minnie Pearl Higley, '10, is teachingdomestic science in the high school atWaukegan, Ill. The name of Philip Lewinsky, '10,has been changed by the courts to PhilipLewin. Lewin is a physician and sur­geon with offices at 30 North Michigan.boulevard.Vallee Orville Appel, '11, was grad­uated in June from the Harvard LawSchool, and since September 1st has beenwith Schuyler, Ettelson & Weinfeld, at1218-1220 New York Life building, LaSalle and Monroe streets.Arthur W. Hummel, '11, was ordainedto the ministry at the Pilgrim Congre­gational church, Seattle, Wash., on N 0-vember 9. Mr. and Mrs. Hummel areon their way to China as missionariesof the American Board of Foreign mis­sions. A year ago the government offi-.cials of Shansi province requested theAmerican board to assume the entiresupervision of the educational system,secular and religious, of the province,and Mr. Hummel was selected by theboard to begin this work.H. R. Baukhage, '11, has collaboratedwith the prolific Clark, and their latesteffort is a translation of Pailleron's Lemonde ou on s'ennui, which they call theArt of Being Bored. Through the mod­esty of the publisher Baukhage's namewas omitted from the flyleaf. The re­port, however, that he has challenged hiscollaborator to a duel, is unfounded.French has brought out the book, suchas it is. (H. R. B.'s own words.c=Ed.)Helen Cleverdon (Ex.), '12, is teach­ing in the high school at Geneseo, Ill.Her address is 103 South College avenue.Margaret Fahey, '12, has given upteaching for commercial work.Clifton M. Keeler, �12, is taking grad­uate work in geology at Yale, and hasbeen appointed assistant in the depart­ment for this year. His address is 263Crown street, New Haven, Conn.Erma Kellogg ,'12, is a teacher at theLucy Flower high school.Edith Higley, '12, has charge of thebiology department in the high schoolat Shreveport, La. Her address is 1209Park place.ALUMNI AFFAIRSMaude Miller, '12, is teaching EnglishIn the Idaho. State Normal at Lewiston,Idaho. .' ,:� i-;Bertha N ordenholt ( Ex. ) , ' 12, , isteaching in 'the public school kindergar­ten at River Forest, Ill.M. E. Robinson, J r., '12, writes: "Iwant to announce myself as a full fledgedcoal man looking for empty bins. Ihope that you will say a good word forme to any of your neighbors who may bedissatisfied with the service they are get­ting from their coal men. I can assureyou that the kind of coal and the qualityof service we are able to put out is asgood as it can possibly be, and I am ofthe belief that it is considerably betterthan some."My father and I have left the Con­sumers Company, with whom we hadboth been associated, as you know, andwe have a very excellent plant in processof erection at 740 East 41st street, with60,0'00 square feet of ground and 330feet of concrete trestle, all of which willbe devoted to the retail fuel business."Gertrude Thompson (Ex.), '12, isemployed by the Tennessee Coal" Ironand Railroad Company as communitysupervisor of the Muscoda Mines, atBessemer, Ala. Her work will consistof conducting sewing and' cookingclasses, the organization of clubs forboys, girls' and women, and visitinghousekeeping. Her address is 1507Minnesota avenue.A daughter, Elizabeth Sheridan; wasborn to Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Jones(Elizabeth Sheridan Burke, '13) onJune 26. Mr. and Mrs. Jones arespending the winter in Philadelphia,but expect to return to their home inSao Paulo, Brazil, in the spring.Miriam Dunbar, '13, is teaching mthe Bryn Mawr school.Marjorie Miller, '13, is teaching atNew Richland, Minn.Ruth Renwick, '13, is teaching at St.Charles, Ill.", C. Littell La Due (A. M. '14), wasordained to the ministry September13, and is now a student in .Union: 25Theological Seminary, N ew York City,with address at 600 W. 122d street.Leonidas P. Payne, '13, has resignedas head assistant in the" Examiner'soffice to accept the -position of stat­istician _ with the Marquette CementCompany, with offices in the Mar­quette building, 140 South Dearborn.Payne is a member of Beta Theta. Pi.While in college he was active in allthe men's musical organizations, beinga member of the Glee Club, Presidentof Tiger's Head and in the cast of"The Pranks of Paprika." Since gradu­ation he helped edit the new SongBook.1914Willard Atkins is head of the pub­lic speaking department of Albion Col­lege.Harold Axelson is with the' Citizens'Street Cleaning bureau.� Walter Pogue is with the WoodlawnTrust and Savings Bank.- John Boyle is vice-president of theSteinbrecher Realty Company ..Fletcher Catron is secretary-treas­urer of the Elephant-Butte .irrigationproject.Thomas Coleman is with, the Madi­son-Kipp Lubricating Company.W. O. Coleman is with the Burley­Tynely Company.Merle Coulter is instructor in biologyat Williams College. During the pastseason he has been the faculty' repre­sentative with the football team on trips.He reports that a good time has beef?had by all.'Hoyt Cox is attending Rush Medi-cal School. .,j ohn Curtis is assistant principal ofthe Shareton high school.Charles Cushing is general manager'for the Gardner Weight : ReducingCompany.Roger Deering is departmental ex­aminer at Brown University.Willard Dickerson is farming in N e­braska, with Wayland Magee, 'OS. Sois Rollin Harger.26 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEHenry Drucker is in the real estateselling department of H. O. Stone &Company.Harry Embleton is in Charlestown,,W. Va., superintending work on anoffice building which his father iserecting.Darwin Forsinger is social secretaryof the vice commission of BatonRouge.Horace Fitzpatrick is coaching foot­,ball at Allegheny College.Mercer Francisco is out-of-townsalesman for the Northern Bank NoteCompany.Harold Goettler is in the renting de­partment of McKey & Poague.Arthur Goodman is working in theclassified department of the ChicagoTribune. 'Albert Hodge is doing graduatework at the university.Matthias Hosely is a theatrical pro­ducer.Ernest Iler is superintendent of cityschools at Knoxville, Ia.Hartwell Johnston is third vice­president of the Wrigley ChewingGum Company.Walter Kennedy is with a papermanufacturing company at Ft. Wayne,Ind.Elliodor Libonati is taking a pre­medical course at Chicago.Duane Mann is salesman for theGeorge P. Bent Piano Company.Burdette Mast is with the MutualCasualty Company ..Robert Miller is president of thePerley Chemical Company.Howell Murray is with the TobeyFurniture Company. 'Louis Northrup is doing graduatework at Cornell.George Parkinson is practicing lawin Salt Lake City, with offices at 601Newhouse building.Gregory Paine is teaching Englishin Minnesota. 'Roderick Peattie is attending theuniversity. John Perlee is in the 'credit depart­. ment of Swift & Company.Lane Rehm is with Hibbard, Spen ...cer, Bartlett and Company.Clark Sauer is treasurer of the Pe­oria Distilling Company.Henry Shull is at the Harvard LawSchool.Robert Simond is with a bond andinsurance company.William Stanley is a local attorneyfor the Sante Fe railroad at Wichita,Kan�Herman Schaeffer is with the TobeyFurniture Company.John V ruwink is instructor in Eng­lish at the 'Louisville Central highschool.Harold Wright is with George P.Bent & Company as salesman.Mary Letitia Fyffe, who went toEngland last June, is giving her wholetime to settlement work. She servedin one of the Red Cross branches nearthe coast for awhile, and is now work­ing in St. Hilda Settlement in London.Marie Berlin (Ex.) is attending theUniversity of Illinois.Susan Albright (Ex.) is at MarshallFields' learning the furniture business ..Hortense Petersen (Ex.) is secre­tary of a wholesale coal company inDavenport, Ia.1915Edith Aldray is" teaching III BoiseCity, Idaho./The Association of Doctors ofPhilosophyTo THE DOCTORS:This is to let you all in on the mostimportant piece of information that hasever been communicated to the Alumniof the University of. Chicago. Thereare many things to say about our lastannual meeting and our plans for one but they can wait for a letterafter the holidays.ALUMNI AFFAIRSNow for news of another kind. TheAlumni Council has been struggling withan impossible .situation in trying to pub­lish an Alumni Magazine in combinationwith the University Record and has metwith the same old difficulties which al­ways arise in trying to serve, two mas­ters. Let us not dwell on these mattersbut rather hasten to explain the new andbrighter situation.The University has recognized the dif­ficulty as follows, and. has most generous­ly met the Council more than half way:1. The Magazine will hereafter bestrictly an Alumni publication entirelycontrolled by the Alumni Council bothas to editorial and business management.2. The University will furnish a gen­erous subsidy without restrictions of anykind to assist the Council in financingthis independent undertaking.3. The University will take over thework of preparing and. publishing theTriennial Alumni Directory which willrelieve the Council of a great burden ofresponsibility and expense.4. Finally, the University has justgiven emphatic' recognition to the im­portance of Alumni interests by electingMr. Harold Swift, who is a member ofthe Alumni Council, to membership inthe Board of Trustees.These negotiations were delayed onaccount of the absence of President jud­son and consequently the magazine wasissued late this fall. The present issuehas been somewhat delayed in order toget a satisfactory contract for economicalprinting, but. once we get started therewill be a steady succession of issueslarger in size and full of things of inter­est to all Alumni.The doctors have always given alarger percentage of support, accordingto numbers, than any other association.N ow let us do twice as much as we everdid before, and put our record beyondall possible' competition. This -is thegreatest opportunity ever presented tothe Alumni of the University and I be- 27·live there will be a correspondingresponse.As to the share of the doctors in thismatter, your Secretary has had the honorof conducting these negotiations for theCouncil. We are assured of ample spacein the MAGAZINE for the publication ofall items of interest to the doctors, butas a matter of fact the Secretary hasalmost no news on hand now. Henceplease shake off your modest reserve andtell him all about yourself and the otherswhom you know.BUT, ALONG WITH THE NEWS,SEND IN YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONTO THE MAGAZINE. If you arealready on the list, renew at once; if not,come in and help push. The combinedrate for dues in the Doctor's Associationand for subscription to the Magazine is$1.50 per year. Send this amount to theAlumni Council, along with the newsitems.Your Secretary will be away fromChicago till after the holidays but yourinterests will be cared for in the Alumnioffice. Please address your communica­tions to the Association of Doctors ofPhilosophy, care of Alumni Council,University of Chicago. A little later onwe will discuss other matters of directinterest to all doctors.Yours most obediently,H. E. SLAUGHTJSecretary�Henry Chandler Cowles, '98, associ­ate professor of plant ecology, was en­gaged some time' ago by the UnitedStates Department of Justice to makean investigation of a large tract of tim­ber land in Arkansas which had beenoriginally surveyed as lake. ProfessorCowles' services as an ecological ex­pert were secured to determine fromthe nature of the timber and other evi­dences whether or not the area couldpossibly have been lake as recently asthe time of the original survey in 1847.The investigation was made and testi­mony given, and the United Statesjudge of that district gave a sweeping28 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEdecision 111 favor of the government'scontention. Among the findings wasthat none of the areas returned as lakehad any evidence of a beach line suchas should have existed.· But the moststriking evidence of the fraudulency ofthe original survey was the existenceof immense upland trees growing overall the areas, many of the trees beingfrom two hundred to three hundredyears old, and some of them from fivehundred to a thousand.William D. Merrell, '98, Junior Pro­fessor of Biology at the University of­Rochester, Rochester, N. Y., has beenpromoted with the title of Professor ofBotany.Herbert E. Slaught, '98, on leave ofabsence from the University of Chi­cago, is at present at the Universityof Montana, Missoula, Montana, wherehe is working in collaboration withNels J. Lennes, '07, on a text-book.A comprehensive and critical bibli­ography of "Books on Biology forBoys and Girls," has been recentlyprepared by Howard S. Brode, '96,who is at present Professor of Biologyat Whitman College, Walla Walla,Wash. - The list is published inpamphlet form by Whitman College.Irving Elgar Miller, '04, has recentlybeen appointed Assistant Professor ofPhilosophy and Education at the Uni­versity of Rochester, Rochester, N. Y.Mr. Miller has been professor of thescience of education in the StateTeachers' College of Colorado for thepast � five years.Horatio H. Newman, '05, of the de­partment of zoology in the Universityof Chicago, will give before the Col­lege Endowment Association of Mil­waukee, Wisconsin, a series of fourlectures on the general subject of "TheSocial Life of Animal Communities."Rolvix Harlan, '06, now dean of Ot­tawa University of Kansas, has beenoffered the presidency of Sioux FallsCollege. It is understood, however,that Dr. Harlan is unwilling to accept the position unless a deficit of $12,000be paid by the college, and arrtmge­ments be made to prevent a- recurringdeficit.Victor E. Shelford, '07, has been ap­pointed assistant professor of zoologyin the U niversi ty of Illinois on parttime, and biologist in the Illinois StateLabc "'jtory. He wilt' apply the experi­menta methods which he has de­velopcd to the problems of the Statelaboratory.Associate Professor Charles J. Cham­berlain, '97, has recently returned froma botanical trip through Florida andCuba, continuing the investigationswhich have already taken - him toMexico, the Hawaiian Islands, NewZealand, Australia, and Africa. Therecent collecting was done in northernand southern Florida, but chiefly in thewestern part of Cuba, in the moun­tains about Herradura, Consolacionder Sur, and Pinar del Rio. Dr. Cham­berlain has now studied in the field allthe genera and many of the species ofthe Cyadaceae, the particular familyunder investigation. After a few moreresearches in special phases of the sub­j ect, Professor Chamberlain will pre­sent in a volume the results of the in­vestigation, which has been in prog­ress ten years.Among those who obtained a doc­torate at the August, 1914, Convoca-tion: -Hannah C. Aase is teaching anddoing research work in botany.Joseph Stuart Caldwell is head ofthe department of botany and plantphysiology at the Alabama Poly-technic Institute, at Auburn, Ala. .Catharine C. Cleveland is teachingin the Faulkner School, Chicago.George T. Colman is instructor inthe department of education at HiramCollege, Hiram, O.Manuel C. Elmer is Professor- of So­ciology at Fargo College, Fargo, N. D.Ellsworth Farris is instructor inATHLETICSpsychology at the University of Chi­cago.Mary hlouise Foster is AssociateProfessor in th� Department of Chem­istry in Smith College, Northampton,Mass.Carl Gaenssle is Professor of Latinand Greek at Concordia College,' Mil­waukee, Wis.Meyer _ G. Gaba is instructor inmathematics at the Carnegie Instituteof Technology, Pittsburgh, Pa.Clarence H. Hamilton is. Professorof Philosophy and Psychology in theUniversity of Nanking, China.Wilmer C. Harris is instructor in thedepartment of European history at theUniversity of Ohio, Columbus, O.Albert E. Hennings is AssistantProfessor of Physics at the Universityof Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sas­katchewan, Canada ..Edwin F. Hirsch is an instructor inpathology at the University. of Chi­cago.Frank C" Jordan is Assistant Pro­fessor at the Allegheny Observatory,University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh,Pa.George F. Kay is head of the de­partment of geology at the Universityof Iowa, and State Geologist of Iowa.Charles E. King is Assistant Pro­fessor of Physiology at the Universityof South. Dakota.Harold R., Kingston is Iecturer mmathematics at the University ofManitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.John O. .Lofberg is a teacher ofLatin at the Oak Park High School..William V. Lovitt IS instructor in 29.mathematics at .Purdue University,West Lafayette, Ind.Chester C. McCown is Professor ofNew Testament Literature and Iriter­pretation at the Pacific TheologicalSeminary at Berkeley, Cal.Agnes Fay Morgan (Mrs.) is As­sistant Professor of Nutrition at theUniversity of California, Berkeley, Cal.George A. Nicholson is acting headof department of rhetoric and compo­sition in DePauw University, Green­castle, Ind. ·Roberts B. Owen is lecturer in- phi­losophy at Columbia University, NewYork City.Almon Ernest Parkins is instructorin the University of Missouri at Co­lumbia, Mo.Harley M. Plum is Assistant Pro­fessor of Chemistry at the Universityof Nebraska.George B. Rigg is Assistant Profes­sor of Botany at the University ofWashington, Seattle, Wash.Eva O. Schley is teaching.Clara Schmitt is an assistant in thedepartment of child study, Board ofEducation, Chicago.Bert Allen Stagner is, teaching inJunior College, Fresno, Cal.James P. Stober is head of the de­partment of biology and geology atAlbright College, Myerstown, Pa.Clare C. Todd is Professor of Or�ganic and Physiological Chemistry atPullman, Wash.Forbes B. Wiley is head of the de­partment of mathematics at DenisonUniversity, Granville, O.ATHLETICSFootball-Eighteen men were awardedtheir 'varsity letters by the Board ofPhysical Culture and Athletics at theclose of the football season, ten for thefirst time. The old men were Capt. Desjardien, Acker, Coutchie, Gray, :Hunt­ington, Russell, Shull and Sparks; the new men, Albert, Berger, Flood, Gordon,Jackson, Kixmiller, Schafer, Stegeman,White and Whiting. Some surprise wasfelt that Redmon, the heavyweight of the:squad, did not receive a letter, as heplayed in four games, inducting Minne­sota. Des J ardien, Acker, Coutchie,30 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEGray, Huntington, Kixmiller, Stegemanand White are seniors. On December 9,Paul S, Russell, '16, was elected captainfor next season. Russell and LaurensShull, '16, were nominated, and Russellwas chosen on the first ballot. He pre­pared at Oak Park high school, and hasplayed two years at Chicago as quarter­back. He is a member, like Des J ardien,this year's captain, of Delta Kappa Epsi­lon. Unlike Des Jardien, he has so farconfined' his athletic interests to football.Cross-country-Chicago's cross-coun­try team, coached by James H. Light­body, made a better showing in theseason just closed than for a long timeprevious. The race with N orthwestern,held on November 7 over the Midwaycourse, was lost 26-29, Chicago placingfirst, fourth, fifth, ninth and tenth withfive competitors on each side. Campbellof Chicago won first, but it is probableOsborne of Northwestern would havewon had he not mistaken the course. Inthe Conference race, held at Lafayette,Ind., on November 21, Chicago wasseventh, the ten competing colleges finish­ing as follows: Minnesota, 4S; Ames,81; Illinois, 98; Ohio State, 116; Wis­consin, 124 ; Northwestern, 128; Chicago,132; Purdue, 142; Iowa, 211; Indiana,263. Capt. Watson of Minnesota wasthe first to finish, covering the five milesin 26 :21, fast time over the hills. Stout,of Chicago, was fifth and Campbell, ofChicago, eighth. In both the previousyears Chicago came in last. At the closeof the season Dwight R. Powers, '16,was elected captain.Basketball-Prospects for a goodbasketball team this season are notbright. Of last year's players there re­main Capt. Stevenson, Des J ardien,George and Stegeman, and of the substi­tutes, Gorgas, Kixmiller and Shull.Des Jardien and George, however, are inpoor physical condition, pes Jardien asa result of his injury in football andGeorge following an attack of typhoidlast summer. Of the sophomores, Satt,Schafer and Townley look the best. Satt is very small, but has had a greatdeal of experience, having played withthe Hull House five for some years.Schafer and Townley are fair. Berger,of whom much was expected, has with­drawn from college for this quarter. Thepractice games so far have resulted asfollows:December 4-Chicago, 3S; Lewis, 14.December 8-Chicago, 30 ; West SideBrowns, 22.December ll-Chicago, 36; Lake For­est, 19.The chances for �he conference cham­pionship seem to favor Illinois, althoughWisconsin is likely as usual to be strong,and Ohio State may upset certa-in calcu­lations. The university schedule is asfollows:Jan. 9-Northwestern at Evanston.Jan. 16--0hio State at Chicago.Jan. 23- Wisconsin at Madison.Jan. 30-Purdue at Chicago. ,Feb. 6-Minnesota at Minneapolis.Feb. 12-Purdue at Lafayette.Feb. 16--Northwestern at Chicago.Feb. 20-0hio State at Columbus.Feb. 23-Illinois at Champaign.Mar. 6-Illinois at Chicago.Mar. 12-Wisconsin at Chicago.Swimming-Chicago, with practicallythe entire team of last year, should makea good showing in Conference meets, andstand an outside chance of placing first.Pavlicek should have no trouble captur­ing the back stroke. Captain Neff willbe back next quarter and will be a strongcontender in the dashes and plunge.Meine, a sophomore, will be an additionto the squad in the dashes and in therelay. Redmon and Lyman will be outfor the plunge and should be able to takesecond and third places in the Confer­ence meet. Murdoch and Flood are twolikely candidates for the breast stroke,but it is doubtful if they can outswimeither Taylor, of Wisconsin, or Chap­man, of Illinois. Gendreau, Olson, Mid­kiff and Gardner comprise the remainderof Coach White's squad.YOllNG MENJS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATIONThe Young Men's Christian Association;�)Mr .. A. A. Stagg was chosen the firstpresident of the Young Men's ChristianAssociation of the University of Chi­cago when it was organized, December16, 1892, soon after the opening of theUniversity. The other officers' chosenthen were: Bruce Kinney, vice-presi­dent; G. N. Knapp, recording secretary;J. E. Raycroft, treasurer. President Har­per, Dr. E. D. Burton, Dr. T. W. Good­speed, and other prominent members ofthe faculty and student body were amongthe early members. It is significant thatthrough the intervening years, these in­fluential men 'have continued to take anactive and helpful interest in this organ­ized work for the moral and religiouslife of the men of the University.A study of the records of the asso­ciation from those early days of theUniversity to the present time, showthat-many alumni, now holding positionsof large influence and trust, were, intheir student days, actively engaged inthe work of this Christian organizationeither as officers or members. A studyof the character of the alumni, wouldalone reveal how the work and person­alities of these men influenced for goodmany thousands of other students.Doubtless, many alumni as they readthis, will recall some experience of theirstudent days, reflecting the constructivework of this organization in their ownlives.To all such interested alumni, the as­sociation presents this brief statement ofits present position and work in the Uni­versity. Let it be said, in all frankness,that our work has not yet reached thatposition where it is doing all that it oug-htto do in the study and constructive ef­fort to meet the moral and religiousproblems of the men of the University.Perhaps the association, my dear alumni,is no nearer this perfection than it wasin your day. But this much can be said,the organization has sensed its job in 31trying to meet the moral and religiousneeds and problems of our students, and. it is everlastingly sticking at this job,. through misunderstanding, financial dif­ficulties, and even now and then a pieceof work well done, and the consequentapproval of interested friends,Some recent developments have en­larged the scope and influence of theassociation and enhanced its usefulnessin the University. After careful studyunder the guidance of a full time secr��tary, commissions, eight in all, have beenorganized in each undergraduate classand in the Law School, Medical School,Graduate Schools, and the DivinitySchool. These commissions are madeup of from ten to fifteen men! interestedin the highest ideals and best life forthe men of their respective class or sec­tion. They meet to study the actualproblems and needs of the men aroundthem and to devise a program calculatedto help "solve these problems and meetthese needs. This plan of work has metwith a hearty response from studentsin all classes and sections' and has wonthe full approval of large numbers ofthe faculty, The chairman of these com­missions form an Executive Council tounify the whole work, and keep it bal­anced. The administrative' end of thework is carried on by the employed sec­retary, under the guidance of the Ad­ministrative Council, composed of mem­bers of the faculty, alumni, interestedbusiness men, and the above mentionedstudent chairmen of the commissions.The present make-up of the Councilmay be of interest to alumni who willrecognize in the list, old friends andteachers: Chairman, Dr. John M. Coul­ter" Dr. E. D. Burton, Mr. A. A. Stagg,Mr. D. A. Robertson, Mr. Fred. Merri­field, Mr. L. C. Marshall, Mr. [ohn F.Moulds, Mr. C. T. B. Goodspeed: Mr. L.w. Messer, Mr. C. W. Gilkey, Mr. B. F.Bills, . Law School Commission; Mr.32 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEHarry Huber, Medical School Commis­sion; Mr. Fred Plummer, GraduateSchool Commission; Mr. E. B. Whit­comb, Divinity School Commission; Mr.Sam Wells, Senior Class Commission;Mr. Craig Redmon, Junior Class Com­mission; Mr. Harry Swanson, Sopho­more Class Commission, and the Chair­man of the Freshman Class Commissionnot yet chosen. This plan of organiza­tion is concrete and yet comprehensiveand has helped to make more effectivethe work of the Association.The present program of the Associa­tion is comprehensive also, and includes:first, a steady emphasis on religious edu­cation values, such as Bible study, socialstudy, mission study, evangelism, etc.;second, persistent effort to undergirdand direct student opinion to construc­tive ideals on all current moral problems.In this way the Association has beenable to render lasting and effective helpin many phases of the life of the Uni­versity ; third, a broad and unified move­ment to interest students in the intricateand needy social situation in Chicago,and to tie many of them up as workerswith organizations, working to meetthese needs. During the last year morethan one hundred men have been doingthis type of work in such institutions asthe University of Chicago Settlement,Hull House, Hyde Park Center, and in such organizations as the United Chari­ties, Chicago Y. M .c. A., Chicago BoyScouts, etc. This gives a definite andpractical outlet for all religious enthusi­asm which may be developed by the firstpart of the above described program. -With this comprehensive scheme oforganization and this vital and command­ing program, the Association is in aposition to render real service to all menin the University. The work at presentis developing more rapidly than the sup­port, hence, the continuous problem fac­ing the Association is the finding ofalumni and other friends interested inthe highest good of the University andher students, who will see in this worka real chance to help in realizing thishighest good and so take a share in thecurrent budget of the Association. Atthe present writing many members of thefaculty, students, and alumni who knowwhat is being done, are sharing gladlyand generously by giving of time andmoney to this work for the moral andreligious life of the men of the Univer­sity, and so attest to their conviction thatit is worth while and contributing to thecreation of their ideal for the Universityof Chicago. To this goodly number, theAssociation invites all alumni who havesimilar ideals for their Alma Mater.M. H. BICKHAM.Many alumni have inquired recently how they can assist in the work towardputting the Magazine on a sound financial basis. A simple but exceedinglyeffective service at once suggests itself. If every alumnus subscriber willrenew his membership (which includes subscription) immediately upon re­ceipt of the expiration notice, he will help the Council to save a considerableexpense which should be unnecessary. The difference between the expenseof one notice of expiration and of three such notices is not very great in eachindividual case, but figured collectively, it is much. You can, therefore, co­operate very effectively, fellow-alumnus reader, by responding immediatelyupon receipt of an expiration notice. Don't wait for a second notice.- JOHNF. MorLDS, Secretary-Treasurer.