John Ulric Nef,Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry.IThe University of ChicagoMagazineNOVEMBER, ·1915 NUMBER 1VOLUME VIIIEvents and DiscussionAll roads next June lead to the cele­bration of the twenty-fifth anniversaryof the University. A committee of theBoard of Trustees isThe Twenty-fifth now at work onAnnive'rsary plans, and from timeto time the MAGA­ZINE will announce them in detail. TheAlumni Council" at its first businessmeeting, on October 26, appointed itscommittees for the year with the anni­versay in mind, and the arrangementsfor taking care of the alumni will beunder way by the time this issue ofthe MAGAZINE sees the light. It is byno means too early for alumni to bemaking ready to be present, now. Not.all can come who will desire to come;n�t half, unless they bear next June inmmd from this beginning of the year.It .is what you have set your heart ondomg that gets done. There will benot one thousand nor two thousandonly of us who will come ho'me nextspring to see what the University isdoing and becoming. Will you beone? It will be not dozens but hun­dreds of your personal friends who willbe here to greet you. The alumnus ofthe University who walks about thesegrounds and among these buildings.nowadays; who perceives these thou- sands of students, undergraduate andgraduate, at ·work for themselves, forthe University, for the. country, di­rected, encouraged, courageous and ac­complishing; who sees in the news­papers or hears in talk what the facultyof the University- are doing for thecity, or discovers in the scientific ortechnical magazines what they are do­ing for the advancement of learning;'who knows where the Universitystands iii the athletic history of hersection; who discovers, for himself orherself the magnitude of the U niver­sity's problems, and the effectivenesswith which those problems are beingmet-that alumnus who with thisknowledge in his heart lets his imagi­nation sweep forward into the futureto visualize the University of Chicagothat is to be, will feel a thrill worthfeeling, worth sharing. Be with us,you doubting Thomases, if you exist,and go away convinced; be with us,you who have never doubted, and letyour pride have its swing. There aresome things it is right to be proud of;there is a pride that goes not .beforea fall but before exaltation. 'Comeback; and be preparing now to comeback, to be delighted and to enjoy.A series of articles will be run in the4 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEcoming year on the development of theUniversity, not scientific and � imper­sonal, but full ofreminiscent warmth.They will take up allphases of Universitylife, educational, athletic, musical, dra­matic, social, individual. The first ofthe series is in this issue, by ProfessorShepardson, who will contributeothers. This one, "In the Beginning,"is self-explanatory. It tells, amongother things, why this is to be thetwenty-fifth anniversary, why fromamong the various "beginnings" of theUniversity that of 1891 was selected.Those which follow will be individual,but they will carry the story steadilyforward. Read them.In theBeginningThe attendance of the Universitygrows rapidly, in spite of the fact thatregulations become stricter year byyear. In the pastAttendance summer 2,182' menand 2,187 womenwere in attendance, a total of 4,369, ascompared with 3,982 in the summer of1914. There were 250 more graduatestudents, 290 more undergraduates anda hundred more in the professionalschools than in the summer before.This fall the attendance is 3,259, 279more than the preceding autumn. Thegraduate school shows an increase of20, the senior colleges of 42, the juniorcolleges of 120, the law school of 21,the College of Education of 89. Fig­ures concerning the entering. freshmenare not 'yet available, but the classnumbers about 630. Among the grad­uates, 388 are men, 213 women; in thesenior colleges, 397 men, 262; women;in the junior colleges, 725 men, 515women; in the professional schools, 395men, 18 women; in the College of Elu­cation, 25 men, 324 women. As a mat­ter of fact, either attendance will haveto be in some fashion limited, or else the number of classrooms will have tobe increased. It is almost impossiblenow to accommodate in rooms and lab­oratories the thousands who are al­ready here. When one considers thatengineering, mechanics, agriculturalwork, architecture, have no place inthe University curriculum, that what isoffered, to undergraduates at least, ismerely that "general education," theday of which so many specialists willtell you is passing or has passed, thequality of the education which mustbe offered by Chicago to attract somany must be considered to be receiv­ing a fairly steady testimonial.On November 10th, at the Uni­versity Club, at half-past six, thesemi-annual dinner of the ChicagoAlumni Club willbe given. The fullann 0 u n cement isp r i n ted separatelyelsewhere. The wish is to emphasizehere the fact that this dinner is notmeant for members of the Alumni Clubonly, but for every man who has everattended the University, if only, in thewords of the song, "he carne right inand turned right round and went rightout again." To save postage, so thatmore money can safely be spent onamusing the. guests, announcementshave been sent through the mail onlyto the actual members of the AlumniClub, but everyone of those is ex­pected to spread the glad tidings, andevery man who has matriculated hereis urged to corne. There will be whatis technically known as a BIG TIME.The editor has seen plenty of men whohave talked bunk about "dinners runby a clique," "the same old crowd,"etcetera, but he has not seen anybodywho ever attended one of the dinnerswho was not extremely glad he went.This one will be the biggest and bestso far. The stunts will be real, theThe: AlumniClub DinnerEVENTS AND DISCUSSIONspeeches conspicuous for their brevity,and the problems only those of eatingan� drinking without indigestion,which the menu may be trusted to takecare of. At the spring meeting thereare always plenty of problems andsome extremely serious discussion,which is good for the soul. But thisdinner is for fun. I t will reach thesoul, but by a short cut. Come.The Alumni Club, by the way, aftersome fairly hard thinking last spring,has reorganized upon an aparentlysolid basis. ThereThe' AlumniClub are now upwards ofa hundred and fiftymembers at five dol­lars a year, and there will be two hun­dred by the first of the year. No manwho lives in or near Chicago, who hasever spent any time at the University,and who has its serious interests at�eart, can afford not to join the Club,If he can afford it. The talk which, ashas just been said, one hears occasion­al�y about the C1\1b's being run by aclique, is as profound nonsense asHearst's International News Bureau�ver circulated. But the talk of finding111 the Club the same old crowd hassome foundation. Why? Because somany men stand on one side and com­plain-complain about the institution,complain about the organization, in­stead of contributing their presenceand their ideas. The worst of it isthat many of those who do the com­plaining have such good ideas. They:ould be of such real value to ChicagoIf they would contribute. In the com­�u�ity such men, if they have an ob­JectIOn to the method of doing things,turn to and try to change it. Amongalumni, not only of Chicago, they standby. Why? Cannot a strong AlumniClub in the city be of real service tothe University? And is service to theUniversity a matter of indifference?The Loan Fund Committee bv the, - 5way again, announce that the fundnow amounts to over $1,500, and thatloans are being made, all in amountsunder sixty dollars. Any alumnus whois willing to contribute to this fundshould send a check, or better, a prom­ise to pay so much a year for fouryears, a dollar if he wishes, to GeorgeFairweather, 134 South LaSalle street.Elsewhere in the MAGAZINE is pub­lished the annual report of the Secre­tary-Treasurer to the Alumni Council,read at the meetingof the old and thenew Council on Oc­tober 11. The make-up of the new Council is as follows:Chairman-Albert W. Sherer.Secretary-Treasurer - John FryerMoulds.From the College Alumni Associa­tion-Agnes R. Wayman, Helen T.Sunny, John F. Moulds, Albert W.Sherer, Charles F. Kennedy, AliceGreenacre, Harold H. Swift, Rudy Mat­thews, Frank McNair, Grace Coulter,Henry Sulcer, Scott Brown, LawrenceWhiting.From the Association of Doctors ofPhilosophy-S am u e 1 MacClintock,Theodore L. Neff, Herbert E. Slaught.From the Divinity Alumni Associa­tion-Peter G. Mode, Walter Runyon,Edgar J. Goodspeed.From the Law School Association­Albert L. Hopkins, S. D. HirschI, J.W. Hoover.From the Chicago Alumni Club­Herbert P. Zimmerman, Howell Mur­ray, Charles F. Axelson.From the Chicago Alumnae Club­Mrs. Marcus HirschI, Ruth Reticker,Edith Osgood.From the University-James R. An­gell.The chairmen of the various com­mittees for the year will be announcedin the next issue of the MAGAZINE. Themembers of the Council last year dis­covered, as may be seen by a glanceThe AlumniCouncil6 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEbackward at the reports in the Julyissue, that membership was not exactlya. sinecure. I t will not be this yeareither, especially with the June reunioncoming on.The preliminary preparations for theannual January debates between Chi­cago, Northwestern and Michigan arewell under way. TheDebating question this year is,"Resolved: T hatCongress Should Adopt the LiteracyTest for All European Immigration."Partly as a result of the attractivequestion, and partly because of lastyear's unusually successful season,nearly twice as many candidates asever before are competing for placeson the team. The preliminary tryoutswill be held on October 27; and frompresent indications there will be 40contestants. One encouraging featureis the very great interest manifestedby the undergraduates, a large numberof whom are out for the team. Thisis in part due to an announcement madeby the Debating Board that after thisyear but three places of the six on thetwo teams would be open to post­graduate students, and in part to theactivity of the Chideb Debating So­ciety, organized last year. This or­ganization has already demonstratedthat it is here to stay, and is at presentone of the most active of campus or­ganizations. Two members of lastyear's team are trying out again, andthere are enough additional men ofknown calibre to warrant predictionsof two good teams again this year.There are two things which theMAGAZINE is very desirous of gettingthe opinion of individual alumni upon.One is the questionof summer baseball.The University ofMinnesota is consid­ering the abolition of inter-collegiateSummerBaseball baseball because "university baseballserves as a training camp for summerplayers." Commenting on this, theChicago Tribune observed, editorially,that "the statement might add thatsummer baseball also serves as a train­ing camp for university baseball." Itcontinued: "The rule is right. Butsomehow or other it cannot be en­forced. The public, the students, andmany of the professors do not want itenforced. * * * Sooner or later theuniversities are going to have to takethe summer baseball rule in hand andgive it a good' bath. * * * Theabolition of baseball as a universitysport is likely to deaden rather thanquicken interest in that branch of uni­versity sport. The professors wouldprobably get at the trouble if theyabolished . the rule rather than thesport." Following on this came theSolon case, with an outpouring of heartfrom the sporting editors, who all withone accord began to preach the doc­trine of allowing any university stu­dent to play any sort of baseball any­where he pleased. (It is interesting,by the bye, as a sidelight on the Soloncase, to note a remark made by a well­known baseball player at Chicago, that"Solon is such a poor ballplayer thatany team that paid him to play wouldbe stung. He's a wonder at football,but at baseball, the more Solons, thebigger the cinch.") But that has noth­ing. to do with the case, which is this:Shall the Conference allow summerbaseball, and particularly, what shallChicago say? The matter comes upat the December meeting. of the Con­ference: It was considered informallyin June, but nothing was done. Whatdo you think?The second thing is the huge ques­tion of the intellectual attitude of theEVENTS AND DISCUSSIONuniversities and of their value to so­ciety. An editorialfrom the Maroon,printed elsewhere inthis issue, puts thecase clearly; there isno need to elaborate here. What wasyour own experience at Chicago? Int�lk among undergraduates, they havevIgorously denied the allegations ofErnest Poole in "The Harbor," butthey a�e not so sure about the chargesmade 111 the New RepUblic and theOutlook. As, the Maroon says (with,one must admit, a certain naivete)�'When one is hit three or four time�m the same place by one whom he re­s�ects"-( usually, indeed, even if thehltte.r be not respected)-"he beginsto SIt up and take notice." Are theuniversities, is Chicago, on the wrong�r�ck? Is a liberal education reallyIllIberal? Don't all speak at once.Are WeWorthWhile?In the death in August of Dr. JohnUlric N ef, the head of the departmentof chemistry, the University lost one, of its most distin­John Ulric Nef guished scholars andone of its most lov­able, if most quiet, personalities. Thea.ccount _of J?r. N ef by Professor Stieg­h�z, which IS published in this issue,gIves full particulars of the sad event.But the editor cannot help adding aper�onal word. Years of passing ac­iuamtance. with Dr. N ef had only ae-:v months since developed intof�lendship, respect and admiration forhIS achievements into honor. He wasnot a man, like Dr. Henderson in thepublic eye, known widely am�ng. the�tudents and the community, broadlyseful. But he was as real as Dr. Hen­���son; a man who accepted responsi-Ihty as Dr. Henderson accepted it; aman whose daily life was boundedalmost by the walls of his laboratory�nd his classroom, but whose dreamsmcluded humanity. He cut deep. Un- 7like Dr. Henderson, he. will not bemourned widely, but like him, he willbe mourned long.The new buildings of last year, com­pleted and under way, give an aspectof tremendous solidity to the quad­rangles. The hugebulk of Rosenwald,planted in the verymiddle of the campus,has already that air of permanencewhich usually comes only with years. Itdestroys a pleasant vista, shuts off, tosome extent, the finer lines of Law, butit compensates. It is powerful, domi­nating. The Classics building, round­ing the southwest corner of the campusinto completion, is not only effectivein itself, but alluring as a promise ofwhat is to be. There never has beena time when with our comparativelyrestricted space, the quadrangles hadany real opportunity to draw out theimagination into realms of space; butthe time is rapidly approaching whenthe sense for strength and splendorwill be satisfied.. As for Ida NoyesHall, work on it, though interrupted bythe strike in the spring, has proceededwell. Pictures in this issue make plainthe amount which has been done. Be­fore the end of 1916, possibly by thetime of the celebration of the twenty­fifth aniversary, the building will be inuse.In connection with this comment,the following editorial from the Heraldwill be of interest.The NewBuildings"J ohn D. Rockefeller, Jr., spent anhour last Monday inspecting thecampus and buildings of the Univer­sity of Chicago. 'Itis all beautiful andwonderful,' he saidat the end of it. 'ItA WonderfulCampusmakes me want, to come back toschool.'"It is beautiful and wonderful. One8 ,THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEof. the principal. features of the beautyand the. wonder of it is the air ofantique dignity which the, buildingswear. Chicago University is; compara­tively speaking, a new institution. Butas one looks at the massive Gothicpiles of stone, many of them coveredwith ivy or other running vines, it ishard to realize that they are not'ancient of days' and redolent of schol­astic traditions."One gets this impression of antiquedignity more powerfully from thecampus and buildings of the Univer­sity of Chicago than frqm many anolder institution of equal rank, Har­vard, for instance. There are manyred brick buildings on the Harvardcampus. Red brick may grow old, butit is hard for it to acquire an airantique and dignified. The full effectgoes with stone and, as a matter ofcourse, with the style of architecture."This institution out on the Midwayis growing more beautiful and wonder­ful with the passing years. It is trulya noble cluster of buildings-one of thesights and ornaments of the city. Chi­cagoans who travel and observe thecampus and structures of universitiesin other states have every reason toreturn with a feeling of especial pridein the great institution on the SouthSide."Comment on athletics at Chicagowill be found, by such as are interested,further on .in the MAGAZINE. Onepoint, however, mayThe Japan Trip be worth discussionhere-the Japan tripof the baseball team. In games won ithas been highly successful; in friendli­ness of spirit, perhaps not quite 'asstrikingly so as the jaunt of four yearsback. The point at issue is this: hasthe University the right to play Page,who is not only a graduate but a coach,and Catron, who has finished his yearsof eligibility for intercollegiate compe­tition? The Athletic Board decided in the affirmative. Keio University pro­tested, however; against the use ofPage, and he did not participate. Andthe Daily Maroon, in an unequivocaleditorial comment, two or three weeksago, protested as vigorously againstthe use of Catron. "This action," itsaid, "has been taken with the consentof the Japanese universities concerned,but entirely without regard to thewishes or sentiments of the studentbody here. Such a move is obviouslyan open departure from the letter andspirit of the rules which have longbeen in force." So far as the editor hasbeen able to discover, the Maroonspoke for itself only-the "studentbody" has paid very little attention tothe matter. But the point is interest­ing.In August a study was made byDean Marshall of the College of Com­merce and Administration, of the rec-ord sheets ofthe last twohundred gradu­ates of theFreshmen Perilous,Seniors SafeUniversity who had taken their entirecourse here. The inquiry was directedtoward ascertaining what proportion ofsuch graduates had been below stand-­ard at the end of their Freshman year.The following table shows the facts:GRADE POINTStvL : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :: : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : � ����t�1. _. _ 0 people2 .. , ., , ....•.. , ................• 2 people3 ' ' .. , '............•. " .. " .5 people4 1 people5 " ., " " , 2 people6 '" " " 3 people7 " ., " " 1 people8 " " ., " , " .3 people9 " " , , 0 people- 10 : 2 peopleI t will be seen that nineteen werebelow standard (an average of C) atthe end of the Freshman year. And ofthese nineteen about as many werevery poor as were moderately poor.Two had actually reached the pointwhere, according to a strict applica­tion of the rules, they must have beenEVENTS AND DISCUSSIONdismissed. What the tabulation doesnot show, but what is true, is the skillthese nineteen showed in picking outcourses after· their Freshman yearwhich were not too savage in their re­quirement;:;. As Dean Marshall says,however, the investigation is on alto­gether too narrow a basis to be con­vincing. If the entire list of enteringFreshmen of last year could be taken,and the discovery made how manydropped out during the year, and forwhat reasons, and how many were dis­missed at the end of the year and forwhat reasons, we should have somelight in a fairly dark place. At presentabout all we know is that poor work inthe Freshman year, in at least ten percent of the cases, does not necessarilyprevent a student from graduatingwith his class.The list of students entering this 9quarter on scholarships includes theyoungest ever admitted to the Uni­versity. This stu-Scholarships dent IS BenjaminPerk, of I n d i a n­apolis, who graduated from the ManualTraining High School of Indiana polis,Ind., when but thirteen years and sixmonths of age. He is, accordingly, notyet fourteen years of age as he entersupon his college course. In all, fifty­eight students are entering the collegesof the University this quarter onscholarships, eleven on the basis ofcompetitive examinations, one on theJohn Crerar scholarship, and otherson recommendations of the secondaryschools for excellence in past work.The John Crerar scholarship, awardedto the student of University highschool who completes the ManualTraining course with the highest av­erage grade, has been awarded to JohnLong.In Hull Court.10 .THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEIQ the BeginningThe University of Chicago next Junewill commemorate its twenty-fifth anni­versary. The count of years is based ona decision made before the decennialcelebration in 1901. A number of claim­ant dates demand consideration. Or­ganically the university came into ex­istence on September 10, 1890, when itscharter was issued. This instrument,however, might not have been securedhad it not been for a spirited 'meeting ofChicago Baptists on February 8, 1886,when it was determined practically toabandon the fight to preserve the "oldUniversity of Chicago." The story ofthe financial struggles of that institutioncarries one back eventually to the offermade by Stephen A. Douglas in 1855 often acres of land to establish a college inChicago. Even back of this there is aspiritual history of the University ofChicago, unwritten yet, but clearly to betraced in the lives and the ambitions ofbrave pioneer men who, thinking abouteducation in the west, saw visions anddreamed dreams. But in 1901 it wassettled for all time that the Universityreally began in 1891. That was the yearwhen President Harper accepted hiselection to the presidency. It was theyear of the appointment of two headprofessors. It was the year of ground­breaking 'for the first building. Perhapsthe trustees felt -the real significance ofthe coming of Dr. Harper, even thoughit never entered his head on February16, 1891, to declare, Louis-like, "TheUniversity! It is I.'� ,Dr" Thomas W. Goodspeed, the Uni­versity historian, is tracing the severalorigins, the spiritual, the sentimental,the organic, the administrative, Hisforthcoming "History" will be a treas­ure-house to every who one loves "Chi­cago." Such beginnings as are now re­called relate more particularly to theOctober days of 1892 when the doors ofthe University were first opened to stu- dents and the real college life com­menced its manifestations. If reminis­cences assume the personal form, it isbecause it is easier to write them so.My first view of the University cam­pus was taken in April, 1889, actuallysome time before the site was secured.My father and lone morning took awalk south on Blackstone avenue, thencalled Washington, to Fiftv-fifth street,thence west to Woodlawn and along thatstreet toward the south. Woodlawnavenue then was like a country road.There were no "improvements" visible.So far as I recall there were no build­ings upon. it south of Fifty-fifth. Westrolled along some distance until wesaw what, luckily, is depicted photo­graphically in some cherished enlarge­ments now hanging in the President'soffice in Harper Library, swamps, sandydesolation and occasional clumps ofscrub-oaks. My father's remark, "Ithink that this must be the site talkedabout for the new University," is clearlyrecalled. C. T. B. Goodspeed, one ofthe early students, declares my story" ananachronism, citing in evidence the laterdate for the determination of location.But the exact morning of our walk isfixed by a sad event in our family thathad called us from Ohio to Chicago, andmy father had gained his impressioneither from Baptist papers which he readregularly or from some conversationwhile in Chicago.That, however, is relatively unimpor­tant as compared with the fact that theenvironment of 011f present campus thenwas anything but hopeful. There wereno paved streets anywhere near. Therewas not a permanent sidewalk, although;in. 1892, on some streets, there werewooden ones, laid on the ground or builtupon horses, which yielded to the stepas the individual walked upon them;Many sections of these walks subse­quently contributed greatly to the en-IN THE BEGINNINGjoyment of early student life, as theyfurnished splendid material for bonfiresand were easily accessible to those whosought food for the flames. The World'sColumbian Exposition, at first heraldedfor 1892, but actuallv held in 1893 waspreceded by much 'building in HydePark and WoodlavvrL, so that the appear­ance of the landscape in October, 1892was considerably changed from that of1889. But, at its best, it was raw andcrud� as compared with the quiet at­tractIveness of the same neighborhoodnow.The Midway Plaisance, usually short­ened in popular parlance to "the Mid­way," was the "Zone" of the Fair. Ithad a central street stretching away east­ward from Cottage Grove. The tree­lined double roadwav and the sunkenlawns came several �years later. Thewhole area was hedged about by a hignboard fence, within which, in allottedparcels of ground, were collected all the"fakes" of that day. The daily news­pap:rs were quick to apply the word"M d "1 way to the new University, andthere were many feeble jokes made inconnection with the supposed collectionof freaks in the institutions called thelatest sideshow on that world-famousavenue of fun. Towering conspicuouslyamonz the many concessions was thegreat Ferris Wheel, which overlookedthe campus and whose revolutions wereso fascinating to the beholder that there:vas .a suggestion of reality in the Iamil­rar lines of an early "Chicago" song:"Then life upon the campus was onecontinuous swingWe watched the Ferris 'Wheel 0"0 roundband didn't do a thing."Ground was broken for the first uni­versity building' on November 26, 1891.This was for the foundations of CobbLecture Hall and the three DivinityHalls south of it, whose walls all went uptogether. The contractors constructed asmall wooden office which for a score ofyears was preserved on Stagg Field as 11Exhibit A 111 the building line. Manyan athlete who used it between halveson football days had no idea of its his­toric connection with the University.When the new concrete stand and fencewere built a few years ago, some rudeiconoclast, in the "Old Man's" absence,tore it down. In April, 1892, the base­ment of the Divinity Halls had eightfeet of water in it and things did notlook hopeful for any "grand opening"on October 1st.Another' building, designed to be tem­porary and so made of brick, was lo­cated where "English I" now delightsthe eye with its 'sunken garden, its foun­tain, and its gray background of ivy­mantled Tower Group and Mandel. Itwas the forerunner of the Harper Li­brary, the Bartlett Gymnasium, the IdaNoyes Hall, the University Press andthe Power House. For in the beginningall of these present-day prized posses­sions found expression in the one-story,quickly shabby, structure which, withCobb, made the center of student activ­ities.A six-apartment, stone-front buildingat Drexel and Fifty-seventh was rentedas a dormitory for men. Although brand­new it at once became in sentimentalstudent song "the. dear old Drexel Dorm,the only place to Dunk." The girls faredeven better, for the "Beatrice" on Fifty­seventh near Dorchester was secured asthe first women's hall. A "World'sFair" construction like most of the otherlarge buildings in the neighborhood, itwas conspicuous because of a large signpainted upon it, "For World's Fair Con­tracts Apply Within." That, too, fur­nished a wheeze, as B. L. T. might say,although there were coarse doubters whodiscovered none of the world's fairamong the occupants of the building,but declared of the first installment ofwomen students at the University:"Oh the girls were mostly twenty­eight and after Ph. D.'s.""Science Hall" was the apartment12 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEbuilding at the southwest corner of fifty­fifth and University avenue, and therechemistry and physics, zoology and bot­any, geology and physiology were com­mingled hopelessly before .the goldendays of Kent and Ryerson, the HullGroup and Walker. The level of thecampus was far different then, Cobb andDivinity being elevated above the rest ofthe ground, which was mainly a sandywaste, varied a little by a small pond,now occupied by Haskell and the "sleepyhollow" just to the north.The faculty members found abodeswhere they could. The president wasover on Washington avenue. Some pro­fessors sought society in aristocraticKenwood. Others rented houses or flatsin various parts of Hyde Park, forcedby grasping landlords to take a three­years' contract at \iV orld's Fair rates orgo homeless. A large group gatheredin the "Hotel Vendome" at 5490 Mon­roe, now one of the Eleanor Clubhouses. It was a sort of catch-as-catch­can process for both faculty and studentsat that unfavorable time when everyHyde Parker was looking forward withavidity to the rich rewards of room rent­ing to the helpless and unsuspectingvisitors to the all-dominating fair.As the long-expected day of openingdrew near there was a good deal of ex­cited interest. The administrative officeshad been moved from 1212 Chamber ofCommerce building, downtown, to the.apartment house on the northeast cornerof Fifty-fifth and Woodlawn, and all theofficers and their helpers were awaitingthe completion of Cobb Hall. Thefaculty and students had come fromeverywhere, drawn by all sorts of influ­ences. Abram Bowers, a prospectivestudent, had arrived weeks ahead of timeand had secured a job about the campus.It was an ill fate that barred him fromgetting matriculation card No.1, butthere is abundant justification for hisclaim that he was the first student inresidence. The students represented many types.Some came from small colleges seekingbetter advantages. Some had followedfavorite professors who had cast theirlot with the new University. A goodmany came from a private academywhich had been established at MorganPark a year before by three young' teach­ers. As many more were from Chicagohigh schools. Some might be called stu­dent adventurers, who hoped to pick upthe rather easily won "honors" of an in­stitution which was willing, in the be­ginning, to accept everyone at facevalue in the absence of the keen studentcriticism that now so quickly tests andjudges. Yet, despite the heterogeneityof the student body, the true "Chicago"spirit soon manifested itself in the or­ganization and support of many "activi­ties."The faculty was equally mixed. Itwas possible for one who was informedto select and classify. The superior be­ings known as head professors, whowere gazed at with awe, because it wassaid that each received a salary of seventhousand dollars, were men who hadserved as college presidents, or had writ­ten a book or two, or were recognizedin some field of scholarly research.There was a group from Chautauquawith which Dr. Harper was identified.Another group was marked by a big Y toshow their Yale origin. Still anothercame from Denison, close personalfriends of the president when he taughtin Granville. Some of the professorsbrought approved men from the collegeswhere they themselves had taught. Hereand there was one supposed to have beenappointed at the suggestion of someearnest supporter of the new institution.The surprising thing was' the unanimityof feeling that a splendid field of activ­ity and an unequaled opportunityawaited each one.There was much questioning whetherCobb Hall would be ready for use onOctober 1st. It didn't look much like itIN THE BEGINNINGon September 30th. Carpenters werehammering; teamsters were bringing infurniture; everywhere was noise andconfusion and dirt. But the decree hadgone forth, and Dr. Harper always wasa stickler for starting things on the dayannounced. "Teddy" Hammond was asort of Pooh-bah, officially denominatedthe University Steward. He ran the reg­istrar's office, had charge of the housingof students, superintended the Univers­ity employment bureau, served as cash­ier, operated the faculty exchange, han­dled the mail, bought the food andlooked after the commons, then to belocated in the basement of Divinity Hall,incidentally performing such otherservices as occasion seemed to demand.He is a regent of the University of Wis­consin now, but in those days he evenwrote poetry, one noteworthy effusion,"We moved in on the First," rightfullyholding place as a bit of pioneer litera­ture of the University. He reported, ashe rubbed his sleepy eyes early in themorning of the opening day, that Dr.Harper and some of the professors hadworked a good part of the night un­wrapping chairs, arranging desks andcleaning out recitation rooms so thatthings might be ready for business asannounced.Artisans were still at work on the en­trance of Cobb Hall on October 1, 1892.A scaffolding was in place from whichthey were chipping away upon the stonewhich was soon to reveal the legend"Cobb Lecture Hal1." The flying chipsand stray bits of mortar fell uponteacher and student alike as they dodgedunder that scaffolding to enter the build­ing. But nobody cared. For, promptlyat the appointed hour, the recitations be-·gan and the machinery of the Universitywas set in motion just as if it had beenrunning for years. There was no sound­ing of trumpets, no opening speech, noofficial proclamation, no fuss and feath­ers. The University of Chicago was atwork.But at half-past twelve noon, the 13hour first set for chapel, a service washeld in a large room at the north endof Cobb Hall. The space is now oc­cupied by the Deans and the Recorder;the central hall has been extended anda door. has been cut in the north wall.Then there were barring double doorsover which the large transom showedthe word "Chape1." This was the prin­ci pal meeting place for some time. Theexercises that noon are recalled everyautumn opening day in the anniversarychapel service. They were simple. Theywere devoid of anything spectacular.But they were extremely impressive.The room was crowded with trustees,faculty, students, and interested friends.The leaders were the President, theHead-Dean, the former President of theold University, and the Dean of the Div­inity School. Wearing the official capand gown, unfamiliar in the west, theyshared in the following relatively shortprogram:Doxology, "Praise God from whom allblessings flow."The Lord's Prayer, in concert, PresidentHarper leading.Hymn, "Nearer my God to Thee."Responsive Reading, Psalm 95, PresidentHarper leading with the sentence, "0come let us sing unto the Lord."Hymn, "0 Could I Speak the MatchlessWorth."Scripture Reading, by Dean Juds.on, selec­tion from Genesis, Chapter 1., The Gos-o pel of John, Chapter 1., and The Epistleto the Phillippians, Chapter IV., the pas­sages being the familiar ones beginning,"And God said, Let there be light,""There was a man sent from God whosename "vas John," and "Finally, brethren,whatsoever things are true."Prayer, by Professor Galusha Anderson.Hymn. "Hail to the Lord's Anointed."Benediction, by Dean Hulbert.That was all. Not a word of felicita­tion or of congratulation, not a boast ora prophecy, nothing but a quiet religiousservice so timed as to occupy the de­signed period for -the ordinary dailychapel meeting. But each one presentwent out· of the room absolutely certainthat he had seen the beginning of anepoch. .Some people always have claimed that14 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEDean Judson's eyes twinkled as he readabout the "man sent from God whosename was John." And an irreverentnewspaper the next day commentingupon the long meter doxology, declaredthat the words used should have been:"Praise John, from whom oil blessings flow,Praise also Bill, who gets the dough.Praise John! Praise Bill! and all the host,But when you praise, praise John themost." Such comment did not bother us thenor alter our conviction that an institu­tion had begun an existence assured ofsuccess, if the enthusiastic spirit of trus­tees, faculty members and studentscounted for anything. And so the storyends of things as memory recalls the-m"in the beginning."FRANCIS W. SHEPARDSON.The Year at the UniversityThe University has sustained two se­vere losses during the year in the deathof the Chaplain, Professor C. R. Hen­derson, and of Professor Ulric N ef,head of the Department of Chemistry.This is not the place to attempt anyevaluation of the great and peculiarservices of these men to the University.It must suffice to say that each in hisown sphere of duty rendered a servicequite unique and of the highest value.Dr. Henderson was so widely knownand so beloved on the campus as to ren­der wholly needless any comment uponthe loss to our community life, whichhis death brings. Professor N ef, a scien­tific investigator par excellence, workingnight and day with indefatigable energywithin the confines of his own researchlaboratory, was less generally knownupon our own campus, but in the largerworld of science enjoyed an eminentposition, which he had won by long yearsof the finest type of scientific devotion.The year has been marked by the com­pletion of three new buildings and thebeginning of a fourth, which in theirentirety represent a, tremendous additionto the resources for effective work at theUniversity. The new Rosenwald Hallgives the earth sciences a fitting homeunexcelled in beauty and convenience byany other building appropriated to sim­ilar purposes either in this country orabroad. The new Classics building of- fers a home of peculiar grace and re­finement to those departments to whichis conspicuously assigned the preserva­tion and transmission of the culture andliterature of the classical world. Rick­etts Hall, a temporary brick structure,dedicated to the heroic young physician,who was at one time a member of ourstaff and who lost his life seeking tosave others from the horrors of typhusfever, accommodates the departments ofpathology, bacteriology and hygiene,and not, only gives them quarters vastlysuperior to any which they have previ­ously occupied, but at the same time setsfree much needed room in the old bio­logical laboratories in which the depart­ments mentioned had previously foundan inadequate and inconvenient home.The new building for women, Ida NoyesHall, is rapidly approaching completionand promises at present to be even morebeautiful than the best of our presentbuildings. It is a structure of unusualcharm of contour, and will well repay avisit by local alumni even in its presentform, and particularly as seen from theMidway front. Its completion will meana most welcome addition to the resourcesfor the social and physical welfare' ofwomen at the University, and 'will bringto them after many years of patientwaiting a surcease of the annoyances,petty and otherwise, which have beentheir lot since their occupancy of theTHE YEAR AT THE UNIVERSITY 15Ida Noyes' Hall at PresentUpper View From the South; Lower View From the North15 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZLVEoriginal woman's gymnasium in the oldbrick building at the northeast corner ofthe campus, now a rapidly fading mem­ory to all but the older graduates. ThePresident has intimated that funds fora proper high school building and for ageneral administration building wouldnot be refused if urged with proper en­ergy. The needs of the University neces­sarily grow more rapidly than its facili-The Dean of the Faculties.ties, and there can be no question that thetwo buildings mentioned are very badlyneeded at the present time. Meantimeit should be a source of pride and grati­tude to every friend of the Universitythat as the years 'go by there seems to beno cessation of that active interest in itsfuture which so marked the attitude ofgenerous citizens of Chicago in its early history, and we may well believe that thefuture will bring increased evidence ofthis practical expression of confidenceand sympathy.Although the University has longceased to feel much excitement over thefluctuations of attendance, it is not with­out interest that a steady growth seemsto be so firmly assured. The increase ofattendance during the past year has beenmarked and particularly the attendanceof the Summer Quarter. Exclusive ofUniversity College, which also showeda gain from 1106 to 1212 for the year,the other divisions of the Universityshow an increase from 6,195 to 6�569.During the Summer Quarter just pastthe attendance was 4,369, an increase of387 over the previous summer. All divi­sions of the University have shared tosome extent in this increase.The opening of the new year finds theChicago Theological Seminary pursuingits work in close affiliation with ourDivinity School. It is expected that theSeminary will erect its own buildings inthe immediate neighborhood. The houseformerly owned by Professor W. G.Hale at the corner of Fifty-eighth streetand University avenue, has already beenprocured as headquarters. Occupancyof this residence will begin a year fromthis time when the present owner, MissFarr, turns over the property. It ishoped that this interesting step on thepart of the authorities of the Seminarywill be followed by other divinityschools, enabling us to have a strongcenter here of theological instructiongathered around the University as anucleus. The advantages to ail con­cerned of such an arrangement are tooobvious to require comment. The Uni­versity welcomes its new neighbors andis glad to add their presence and workto its own spiritual and intellectual re­sources;While there has been no markedchange in any of our general regulationsand practices during the year, the recordTHE YEAR AT THE UNIVERSITY.has been one of unusual seriousness andapplication to work. The general toneof the student body has been, on thewhole, admirable, and we may consider ourselves fortunate in entering on thenew year with every prospect of a thor­oughly successful session.JAMES R. ANGELL.John Ulric NefOn the morning of Saturday, August14th, the startling and tragic news wasflashed to his Chicago friends that onthe day before Dr. John Ulric N ef, thehead of the department of chemistry atthe University of Chicago, had died sud­denly of heart disease in Carmel, Cal.Professor N ef had been in only indif­ferent health during the past year, with­out, however, seeming to develop anysymptoms of a serious or alarming na­ture. At the end of J nne he left Chicagoto spend his summer vacation in a lei­surely trip through the Canadian Rock­ies, the Northwest and California. VerySoon finding himself in poor condition,he hurried on to San Francisco, andreached the city on July 22nd, a monthin advance of his original plans. Therehe was found to be suffering 'fr0111 acutedilatation of the heart. His condition re­sponded so rapidly to treatment that hewas allowed to be up within a week.During this period he was in the bestof spirits, grateful that the cause of hispoor condition had been recognized andthe latter quickly improved and he wasmost hopeful of the future. On July30th I went to pay him a last visit beforemy return to Chicago. We had anhour's talk, in which Dr. Nef showed allthe buoyant hopefulness and couragewhich were so characteristic of him. Hewas indeed in the happiest of spirits, fullof his well-known enthusiasm for hisresearch plans for the autumn and forthe liberal arrangements made to furtherthem. At that time, neither he nor hisfriends had the least fear of any imme­diate or early danger of his life. Weknew he. would have to take better careof himself in the future than in the- past, but that was all. It is a small grain ofcomfort to know that almost to the veryend Dr. Nef was spared all acute worrJabout himself and that death cameswiftly, instantaneously-came while hewas walking and talking with his friendand former pupil, Dr. Herman Spoehr.In Dr. N ef the world has lost a greatscientist, a genius, whose ideas havebeen fertilizing his broad field of work,organic chemistry, for over twenty-fiveyears. The University has lost one ofits greatest investigators, an irreparableloss. The department of chemistrychaslost a wise, far-seeing and kindly headand an enthusiastic, inspiring teacher.Dr. N ef's friends have lost the comfortand counsel coming from a kind-hearted,loyal man who was fearless in his hon­esty, strong in his sense of justice andright.Professor N ef graduated from Har­vard in 1884 and as the holder of theHarvard-Kirkland Traveling Fellow­ship, he took doctorate of philosophy inchemistry at the University of Munichin 1886 under Germany's greatestteacher in organic chemistry, Professor- Adolph Baeyer. On: his return to .thiscountry he devoted himself to researchin organic chemistry with a one-hearteddevotion and a fiery enthusiasm that re­mained his most conspicuous characteris­tic throughout his life. "Starting hisacademic career in 1887 as professor ofchemistry at Purdue University, heachieved such notable results in researchthat within two. years he was called toClark University, founded, as" is wellknown, with research- as . its keynote and.main objective. From Clark University18 ,THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEhe came to this University in 1892, oneof the group of brilliant scientists whomPresident Harper succeeded in drawingaway from Clark University and whobecame a most important factor in im­mediately placing the University in thefront rank of the world's universities asa center of research and of the highesttype of graduate work. Professor N ef-by his great pioneer work, on bivalentcarbon, on the fulminates, on the sugars,on the mechanism of organic reactionsand on many other subjects-contrib­uted his full share to this great advance­ment of the University of Chicago.There is a well authenticated storycurrent, that when President Harper re­turned from a trip through Europe inthe early nineteen hundreds, he re­ported that he had been muchimpressed by the fact that at all the cen­ters of learning he had visited he hadfound the University of Chicago knownbest, perhaps, as the university wherethree well-known men of the facultywere carrying on their work. ProfessorN ef was one of these three. men. Inoutward recognition of his importantcontributions to the advance of theworld's knowledge, he was elected fel­low member of the National Academyof Sciences, of the American -Academyof Arts and Sciences and of the RoyalSociety of Sciences of London. In Eu­rope as well as from one end of thiscountry to the other his loss will be de­plored in chemistry circles as the loss ofa great, enthusiastic and productivemind; as the loss of a man who had thegenius to create new ideas and the cour­age to develop and advance them in thewidest fields.Professor N ef was uniquely able totransmit his enthusiasm for scientificinvestigation to his students and audi­tors. He was for that reason a greatand inspiring teacher of the highest classof students, graduate students preparingto do research work. Insistent on crit- ical thought and on exhaustive work, heset them thinking for themselves, work­ing for themselves. It is not surprisingto find, as a result, that men who havetaken their doctorate under his directionare holding some of the most importantpositions in chemistry in this countryand are themselves, in many cases, pro­ductive investigators of note.As head of the department of chemis­try, Dr. N ef from the early days of theUniversity adopted the 'wise policy ofnon-interference with his staff, of givingto each member of it full rein for theindependent development of his branchof chemistry and of demanding, in re­turn, of each instructor complete respon­sibility for the success or failure of hiswork. The result of this generous carefor the individuality and opportunity forgrowth of the members of the staff wasa whole-heartedly carried out policy ofco-operation among the members, whichhas made the department what. it is.Many of us have lost not only the in­spiration and helpfulness of a great col­league with whom we could discussscientific matters, but we have 'incurredthe greater personal loss of a loyal, de­voted friendship. This was as honest,generous and strong in its counsels asDr. Nef was unstinted and unswervingin his devotion to his scientific ideals.It is a pleasure for the writer to recallthat twenty-five years of intellectual andscientific co-operation and whole-heartedfriendship remained to the end un­marred by a single clash of interest, pur­pose or action; a fact due, above all else,to the greatness of the character of thefriend ·we have lost, to his fair-minded­ness, his confidence inspiring honesty ofpurpose and his generous eagerness tohelp all who came within his range ofaction.JULIUS STIEGLITZ.[Note.-This article and the photograph of Dr. Nefappear simultaneously in the Magazine and the Uni­versity Record, by the courtesy of the Record.]AMERICAN COLLEGES AND CONSERVATISM 19AMERICAN COLLEGES ANDCONSERVATISM The author continues in this vein.He narrates his adventures in learning(The following editorial comment appeared .in .the how to avoid "queering" himself. ItDally Maroon of October 14. The charges It cites . b d f . P 1 diare so detinite, and the questions involved so funda- IS a orm, wntes 00 e, to ISCUSSmental, that it is reprinted here.-Editol.) any solemn problems. Politics wereIn "The Harbor," by Ernest Poole, tabooed. A man was considered a jokea novel produced last spring, which if he ventured to talk about trusts,merits a place beside "The Rise of graft, sex, strikes, the tariff, feminismSilas Lapham," two chapters are de- or any of the big questions which arevoted to an arraignment of American confronting humanity.universities and colleges. The writer "What am I going to write about?"comments ironically on his experiences asks the college student with literaryon the college newspaper-reciting he "went about college digging "Games," said the college. "Onlyup news-not the trivial news of the _-games. Don't go adventuring downfaculty's dull, puny plans for the de- into life."velopment of our minds, but the real, It cannot be considered coincidencevital news of our college life, news of that The New Republic, in an articlethe things we were here for, the things entitled "The Undergraduate," assailedby which a man got on, news of the the American college for these veryathletic teams, of the glee, mandolin shortcomings. In this discussion theand banjo clubs, of 'proms,' of class writer again treats of the sportingand fraternity elections, mass meetings philosophy on which the undergradu­and parades." ate subsists. He notes "our good-"The history prof gave us ten books humored contempt for introspection,of collateral reading," relates Poole. our dread of the morbid, our dislike"Each book, if we could pledge our of conflicting issues and insolublehor.or as gentlemen that we had read problems."it, counted us five in examination. On "The passion of the American under­the night before the examination I hap- graduate for intercollegiate athletics,"pened to enter the room of one of our says The New Republic, "is merely afootball giants, and found him sur- symbol of a general interpretation forrounded by five freshmen, all of whom all the activities that come to his at­were reading aloud. One was reading tention. If he is interested in politics,a book on Russia, another the life of it is merely in election campaigns, inFrederick the Great, a third was pa- the contests of parties and personali­tiently droning forth Napoleon's war ties. His parades and cheering are theon Europe, while over on the window encouragement of a racer for the the other two were racing through After election, his enthusiasm col­volumes one and two of Carlyle's lapses. His spiritual energy goes into'French Revolution.' The room was a class politics, fraternity and club emu­perfect babel of sound. But the big lation, athletics, every activity whichman sat and smoked his pipe, his honor is translatable into terms of winningsafe and the morrow secure. In later _and losing."years, whatever might happen across This is not all. "The Harbor" andthe sea would find this fellow fully pre- the article in The New Republic arepared, a wise, intelligent judge of the products of the minds of those whoworld, with a college education. cannot view with complacency the pre-"This reminds me," he said, "of last vailing tendency. But no one wouldsummer-when I did Europe in three have the effrontery to make this accu­weeks with Dad." sation applicable to a discussion of the20 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEsame subjects which appeared in TheOutlook. I t would be farcical to calla periodical with a theologian such asthe Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott at theeditor's desk an exponent of radical­ism. And yet a recent contributor toThe Outlook, under the title, "TheConfessions of an Undergraduate')holds the colleges to account for thesame failures named by Ernest Pooleand by the author of "The Undergradu­ate." The same pessimistic view of thecollege. is held by The Outlook writer.Thus does this author consider hisfour years' career in an American uni­versity a fiasco:"Well," said a friend 'of my father'sjust before I came to college, "all he'ltget will be an incapacity for work.* * * N ow, in the last half of mysenior year, I know that my father'sfriend was right."When a man is hit three or four times in the same place by one whomhe respects, he usually sits up andtakes notice. When the leading publi­cations of the nation, and when bookswith a huge following attack Americancolleges and universities from identicalviewpoints, the "institutions of learn­ing" should react.In practically every part of theworld but America the colleges arethe hotbeds of radicalism, of freethought, of advance, of intellectualpioneering; and for this the studentsare responsible. In America, the col­leges are, in the main, centers of in­tellectual torpor, and the students are,to a certain degree, behind in all men­tal and social progress.Why is this? Is it not significantthat in Europe the colleges are the cen­ters of liberalism, and in America lib­eral ideas occasionally penetrate into,but seldom emanate from, them?The Fraternities and ScholarshipThe table which follows gives thestanding of the various chapters offraternities at the University, inscholarship for the year 1914-1915. Thetwo points about it most worthy ofcomment are: the sharp drop of AlphaTau Omega and Delta Upsilon andthe equally sharp rise to the top ofDelta Kappa Epsilon. Every chapterhut one averaged at least an even Cfor the year. Last .year 15 so aver­aged; the year before, 14. Although no figures are available, the averagesof Washington House and LincolnHouse may be regarded as runningfairly close to the general average ofundergraduate men throughout the. University. As the general average ofwomen is certainly higher still, it canbe seen that the fraternities are still along way from being in the running inscholarship. Still, twelve improvedtheir general averages, and only threedropped off noticeably.GRADE POINTS PER MAJOR TAKEN1912-13 1913-14 1914-155 10 114 13 246312 15 4New 7 589617 4 710 14 81196 3 1013 .3 1116 17 122 11 133 2 1411 18 157 5 169 16 1715 12 182 1] 2 Fraternity- Autumn Winter SpringSigma Alpha Epsilon 2.01 3.00 2.8'7Delta Kappa Epsilon............... 2.38 2.82 2.63Alpha Delta Phi........... . . . . . . . .. 2.44 2.87 2.26Phi Gamma Delta 2.10 2.63 2.78Beta Phi 2.39 2.36 2,70Sigma Chi ..................•...... 1.95 2.74 2.686Chi Psi. ....................•...... 1.91 2.65 2.77Psi Upsilon 2.14 2.58 2.60Alpha Tau Omega '" 2.239 2.29 2.685Phi Kappa Sigma 2.12 2.81 2.24Sigma Nu ..................•... : .. 2.18 2.26 2.65Phi Kappa Psi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 2.237 2.10 2.47Beta Theta Pi. " .. " .' 2.21 2.22 2.17Delta Upsilon " 2.00 1.94 2.62Delta Tau Delta 1.67 2.32 2.344Delta Sigma Phi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 2.09 1.86 2.340Phi Delta Theta 1.64 2.27 2.20Kappa Sigma 1.28 2.40 2.08Washington House 2.88 3.15 3.19Lincoln House 2.59 2.83 2.79 Year2.822.612.522.502.482.452.442.422.402.392.362. Grade for AverageYear 1913-14C(+) 2.28C(+) 2.19C(+) 2.45C(+) 2.12C 2.88C 2.35C 2.55C 2.17C 2.81C 2.64C 2.36C 1.63C 2.24C 2.58C 1.53C 2.50C 1.83C-(+) 2.22B-C(+)THE LETTER BAG 21The Letter BagSecunderabacl, Deccan, Tndia,June 30, 1915.To the Editor:The death of mv relative and veryold friend, Dr. Henderson, came to mewith more sense of loss than the deathof any other friend has come for manyyears. We became intimate more thana half century ago, and the attachmentthat was formed when we first met hasnever left me. He came to the city ofLafayette, in Indiana, in the summer of1864, and we became friends at once.Our ages differed by only a few days.Our tastes were the same. There werefew young men, even in the town, whowere planning to go to college, as wewere.He prepared more rapidly than I andwas ready to enter in tl1e fall of 1867.He decided to go to Kalamazoo, and en­tered as a sophomore.I think I am correct in saying that hetook the studies of the Freshman yearunder the Principal of the High School111 Lafayette, of which he was the firstgraduate. When I was ready to go thenext year, I was very anxious to enterthe old University of Chicago. Myfather was very earnest in his desire thathe should go there, too. I well recollectthe long, careful discussions held overthe matter. My father said to him oneday, "Charles" (you must remember hewas then only 20), "I believe the Uni­versity of Chicago will some day be anImportant institution, and if you are agraduate you will be proud of the fact.". Whatever the reason was which decidedhim to go there, he did so. He entered asa Junior in the class of '70. That yearwe roomed together, in No. 26, in thewest front of the corridor connectingDouglas Hall and Jones Hall, in the oldbuilding.There are several incidents of his lifein the University which I think may beknown only to me. In those days I wastoo young and inexperienced to recog- nize them as indications of characteris­tics of a superior mind. His after careerproved him to be a man of the finest en­dowments as a student. He .never lostan opportunity to make the most of anopening which presented itself, to profitby studious work.I remember, on one occasion, duringhis junior year, that the professor ofLatin presented his class with a piece ofEnglish composition to .be rendered intoLatin. The class had in it a very bril­liant man, dead some years, Chester A.Babcock. He suspected that the passagewas a translation and set himself aboutfinding who was the author, and, ofcourse, securing the volume. The authorwas one not in common use, but Bab­cock succeeded. The class all agreed tocopy the passage, and hand it in. I thinkDr. Henderson agreed to the fun, but Iknow that he first made a translation,to secure the benefit which the effortwould give him. That, of course, wentinto the hands of the professor with thecopy.Later the same course was followedby the teacher, but a work far more diffi­cult to secure was made use of. I thinkthe professor was unwise enough to is­sue a sort of challenge to the class, byintimating that it would not be possibleto find the source from which the exer­cise came. That put Babcock on hismetal, and secure it he did. The samecourse was followed as in the first case,and Henderson insisted on doing hiswork honestly and manfully, though Ithink again he joined in the joke. Sohe worked all through his course. Hewas well in the lead in all the collegecourses.During his Junior year he took thefirst prize in the Junior Oratorical Con­test. I do not recollect the subject of hisoration, but he was enforcing the ideathat a man who persistently and intelli­gently pursued one purpose, could make'22 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEit succeed. I recollect he used this ex­pression, ';A man with one leg may go tothe poor house and a man with one ideamay go to the senate."Once, while I was a student, a diffi­culty arose between the members 0 f thecollege who boarded in the institution,and the old couple who came to managethe boarding department. It was of asomewhat serious nature, and most ofthe men left. My class was permitted tojoin the boarding club in the TheologicalSeminary, and we boarded in the build­ing, now the Baptist Hospital, onRhodes avenue. Mrs. Wyman was thematron at the Seminary, and her sonwas my classmate. That, perhaps, madethe arrangement possible. \Ve weregiven a table with Mrs. Wyman at thehead of it. There was one vacant placeand with one accord we voted that Hen­derson should have it. I think our classboarded there about two years and dur­ing all the time he was one of us. V\7 eregarded him, and he really was, onewith us.He was a man with a message. Afterhe joined the Seminary, he was ap­pointed to preach a sermon before theclass. We were walking out, for ex­ercise, as we often did, and he told methat he had been asked to preach a ser­mon for criticism. Then he added, insubstance, "I do not intend to preach forcriticism. I intend to look on the classas a congregation, for whom I have amessage." To preach in order to havewhat he said tested by criti'cism seemedto him too cold and dead. He wanted tofeel that he had something to accom­plish when he spoke.Forty years later, when he had beenappointed to deliver the lectures in In­dia, to the Indian students, on the Bar­rows-Haskell Foundation, he wrote methat he had been asked to deliver thecourse, and he added, "I believe I havea message that India needs." And hehad. And he brought it.It was an occasion of a lifetime to bepermitted to sit in Anderson Hall, the assembly room of the Madras ChristianCollege, and see him speak to more thana thousand men, who crowded the place.Statistics flowed from him as easily ashis eloquent and rhetorical sentences,and not a note to guide his memory . Yousay, in the April number of THE MAGA­ZINE) "Now that tall, fine figure we shallnever see again; we shall not hear thatvoice of tenderness." I am glad that Iwas privileged to see and hear him inMadras and I shall never forget, "thattall, fine figure and that voice of tender­ness," as he delivered the message hehad brought to India, and as he swayedand controlled that great Indian audi­ence.Once, while speaking on personal pur­ity, he threw all the power and force ofhis thoroughly roused and mighty in­dignation, into his theme. At home Iasked him what he was striking at andhe said, "There was a company of Brah­min students just before me and I sawby the cynical smile on their faces thatthey thought I was not sincere in whatI was saying, and I made up my mindI would not, cease speaking till I ha dchanged their minds, and I did not."The clean-cut, straight-forward testi­mony he gave, of his personal loyaltyand devotion to Jesus Christ, as thecourse of all that was best and highestin him, will live as long as some of uswho. heard him have memories.To an audience, more than 99 per centof which was non-Christian, he said inhis opening lecture, "It is the deepest,most earnest wish and prayer of my soulthat you will think of my Master lov­ingly, as, I am sure, He is your friend.I have come to tell you soni.ething of themodern revelation of Christ's spirit inworks of love, kindness and justice;what he is doing, through men, for theinfant, the sick, the insane, the poor, thecriminal, the toiling ill-paid wage-earner.This concrete message I believe may behelpful here, interfused with the essen­tial spirit which gives it all aim, ideal,worth, meaning. This is what I sayTHE LETTER BAGand do at home in Chicago; I cannotchange my message here, for it wouldnot be honest."One evening, after he had spoken, Isaid to our senior missionary, Dr. Dow­nie, a man of power himself, "He strucktwelve today all right." He replied,"Struck twelve! He struck about ahundred." I think he was nearer rightthan 1.One more reminiscence of his collegedays and I have done. During the yearthat we roomed together as students itwas his custom to commit a passage ofScripture, every night as he was retiring.The last thing before the old coal oillamp was turned out for the night, hehabitually picked up his Bible and im­pressed on his memory a passage, andfell to sleep committing to memory thewords of the Book he loved the bestthrough all his long career. 'You knew him in his maturity and asa teacher. I was privileged to know himin his youth, when those fine powerswhich you saw in their full developmentwere just beginning to give promise totheir existence, and also in his perfectedand developed manhood.I have written you a long letter, but Icould not help it. Perhaps some of thefacts may be of interest to you. If theletter is too long, remember that thewords are those of an elderly man wholoved Dr. Henderson longer than it ispermitted most men to live.Yours very sincerely,FRANK H. LEVERING, '72.I could not be present when his bodywas laid away to place my wreath onhis coffin, but I offer this as an inade­quate expression of my affection.F. H. L.35 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, Ill.October 21, 1915.To the Editor:In accordance with your request I amsending to you my impressions of thatportion of the Fort Sheridan Training 23Camp with which I came into contact.On the first day of the camp the vol­unteers straggled up the mile walk fromthe station, and presented their lettersat headquarters. I was directed to Com­pany E, where I was greeted courteouslyby Lieutenant T. E. Brown of theregular army. My first impression was:"What terrific service this man musthave gone through to stamp .his facewith such lines of character!" Later 1noted that he was dressed in the olivedrab field uniform, that the climate ofthe tropics had whitened his hair andtanned his skin to a peculiar blue brown.He did not give an impression of greatstrength, but rather of tremendous en­durance. A football man will under­stand when I say he looked "efficient.",I t came as a distinct shock to realizethat he was short-legged and under fivefoot six.The first three days of camp werespent in mobilization; that is, in issuingthe hundred and one things which formthe necessary equipment of each man.This in itself was an excellent commenton the need for preparation in times ofpeace. If at the largest post in the mid­dle west it takes three days to equip fivehundred men how long would it take toequip a million? Ours was not a RookieCamp. Twelve per cent of the men hadseen service in the National Guard orUnited States Volunteers. The re­mainder were largely men of high intel­ligence who had studied the theory ofwar with some care. A far from excep­tional case was that of an ex-colonel ofthe National Guard, who after fourweeks of hard work rose to the com­mand of eight men. And yet with thesemen, with all our material at hand, witharmy officers in charge, we took threedays over what would not have takenthe National Guard two hours, simplybecause we were not organized.In our training during the next fewweeks not a minute was wasted. vVerose at five-forty-five, dressed with fran­tic haste and double-timed down the24 THE UNiVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEroad for three-quarters of a mile. Untilfour-thirty the formations succeededeach other with scarcely time for us tocatch our breath and eat our meals. Atfour-thirty retreat was sounded and allover the world the United States troopscame to attention while the flag waslowered and the national anthem played.After retreat there was usually another·formatio� lasting until dinner time andin the evening a lecture from seven­thirty to eight-thirty. Between times weshaved, made our beds, scrubbed ourleggings, cleaned our rifles, studied armyregulations and wrote our letters. Therest of the time we had to ourselves.At the last note of quarters one could. usually distinguish some dim figure inthe starlight practicing the manual ofarms.Very little time was spent on closeorder. drill, although most of us becamefairly proficient. We pitched camp;"scouted, patroled, and delivered and re­pelled night attacks, but the 'one thingthat we came back to again and againwas the fire control in battle formation.The supremacy of trained troops, asidefrom the fact that they will not breakand run, is in the ability of the leaderto control the position of each man andthe direction. of each bullet. When ofour five hundred men, two hundred werewandering around Robin Hood's barn. when one hundred of the three hundredon the firing line were shooting at thewrong segment of the opposing line andwhen a goodly number of the remainingtwo hundred were using the wrong sightelevation it is not surprising that wewere whipped to a standstill by a forceof less than one hundred men. Unlessthe fire can be intelligently directed in­dividual marksmanship is unavailing.During the last week of the camp thebattalion maneuvred with, and against,the regular troops, the naval cadets, theCulver cadets and the NorthwesternMilitary cadets. All � those who hadqualified were given a chance to com­mand in action. Some did well somedid badly. All confessed their n�ed formore training.One of the regulars summed up thesituation as follows:"When war comes, gentlemen, weshall not be able to stop here and in­struct volunteers. The regular army,raised suddenly to three times its peacestrength, the military schools and thenational guard with every man they canraise, will be at the front being Bel­ganized. It will be up to the plain citi­zens to raise, equip and train the neces­sary army of over two million men. Canyou do it, gentlemen?"Yours very truly,Roy FREEMAN MUNGER, 'IS.Chicago Alumni, Attention!The annual football dinner of the U.of C. Alumni Club will be held at theUniversity Club on .Wednesday eve­ning, November 10th, at 6 :30: Dinnerat $1.'50 per plate. Music, "refresh­'m,ents,/; 'movies, and entertainment'free. The "Old Man" and the team will be guests of the Club.The entertainment committee hopesto see 600 present. Every loyal Chi­cago man is expected.' Spread thenotice, as the Club is saving 011 postageand printing, and is going to put themoney into entertainment. ''�l�. , ., "IN THE GRADUATE QUADRANGLE[Used by Courtesy of The University Record.]26 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHIcAGO MAGAZINEALUMNI AFFAIRSAnnual Report of Secretary-Treasurer1914-1915To the Alumni Council of The Universityof Chicago:As secretary-treasurer of the AlumniCouncil, I beg to submit herewith the fol­lowing report for the' year ending Septem­ber 30, 1915:1. Financial statement.RECEIPTSFrom the former treasurer , $ 9.86Subscriptions and memberships 2,668.83Subsidy from the University for Magazine .. 1,500.00Payment from University for work on direc-AJ���tisi�g'::::: :::::::::: :::::::::::::::: m:ggMiscellaneous 78.26$4,895.95DISBURSEMENTSCollege association memberships $ 700.63Ph. D. association memberships............. 112.28Divinity association memberships . , . . . . . . . . . . 14.50Law association memberships............... 54.77Rogers & Hall Company....... . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1,126.65Tahn & Ollier............... ....... ........ 40.15Postage .. ,............................... 262.55Editor's salary 500.00Secretary '......... 433.66Clerical services ', . , . . . . . . • 715.86General expense (supplies and equipment).. 328.74.Exchange and miscellaneous expense....... 66.51Advertising solicitor •..................... 41.50$4,397.80Cash on deposit in Corn Exch. Nat'l Bank... 498.15$4,895.95A comparison between the budget esti­mates prepared at the beginning of the yearwith the actual receipts and expendituresis shown in the following table:RECEIPTSActuals 9.861,786.652,000.00139.0078.26BudgetFrom previous treasurer •..•.••. . .From subscriptions •............. $1,600.00From subsidy .......•.......... 2,000.00From advertising . .From miscellaneous . .$3,600.00 $4,013.77EXPENDITURES Actual$1,429.35500.00715.86433.66328.7466.5141.50BudgetManufacturing and distributingMagazine , ..........• ; •........ $1,500.00Editor -... 500.00Clerical services .......•......•• 900.00Secretary ..........•........... 400.00General expense (supplies andequipment) . � ..... , . . . . . . . . . . . 300.00Exchange ana. misc. expense .....Advertising (commission to solic-itor) •........................$3,600.00 $3,515.62Cash in bank .. ,................ 498.15$4,013.77The members of the council will recallfirst, that the first meeting of the councilfor the year 1914-15, at which the presentofficers were elected was held November12, 1914; second, that this meeting hadbeen preceded by a period of four monthsin extent, during which there was uncer­tainty as to the' future of the Magazine,and consequent inactivity as far as promo- tion work was concerned; third, the newplan for the Magazine as agreed upon bythe university and the representatives ofthe council during the latter part of N 0-vernber, required some little time to put­into operation so that very little real prog­ress could be made before January. Un­der the new plan the council became en­tirely responsible for the publication ofthe Magazine. The promotion work forthe Magazine and the obtaining of in­creased membership for the various asso­ciations has, therefore, constituted the chiefwork of the alumni office during the year.At the meeting held January 12, 1915,the secretary announced a total of 1,201subscribers. We now have 1,802 sub­scribers, not counting the expirations whichhave not been renewed, a net gain of 50per cent in the nine months. These sub­scriptions are made up as follows:College association ....•.. , ,1,377Ph. D. association .. , ".. 240Divinity association .- -...... 28Law association 81Pure subscriptions (not including membershipin any association) , "...... 76Total. ..•....... , 1,802We began the year with $9.86, we nowhave in the bank $498.15 and a deposit of$10 at the post office, or a total of $508.15with all obligations paid. The gain thathas been made has been accomplishedthrough intensive work rather than throughextensive and expensive promotion, for thecouncil had no funds to spend and possiblywaste for a large campaign by mail. Wehave had no premiums to offer such as acopy of- the Directory with each subscription.These facts lead the secretary to believethat the names now on the books are thenames of alumni sincerely interested inalumni affairs and the welfare of the uni­versity.Other achievements of the year are: avery successful reunion in June; highly en­couraging progress in the work of classorganization conducted by the College As­sociation; an exceedingly valuable investi­gation of what alumni of other .inst itutionsare doing for their alma maters, conductedby the finance committee of the CollegeAssociation; a new alumni office conven­iently located and supplied with new equip­ment; and the directory work brought com­pletely down to date.The nine issues of the Magazine havebeen published and put in the mails ontime with one unavoidable exception. Therehave been printed 304 pages this year ascompared with 236 pages last year, in otherwords, 34 per cent more magazine thanlast year.Perhaps the most encouraging accom­plishment of the year is the new arrange-ALUMNI AFFAIRS 27ment between the Chicago Alumni Club andthe associations, whereby an alumnus bythe payment of one sum pays for mernber->ship III the association to which he iseligible, subscription for the Magazine, andmembership in the Chicago Alumni Club.The club now has 147 members. It is tobe hoped that other local clubs can beinduced during the coming year to makeextensive campaigns on a similar basis.Intensive work through the enthusiasticco-operation of alumni and all alumni or­ganizations has been the key-note this year,What has been accomplished has been donenot by anyone person, but by a large num­ber of alumni working well together. Amere beginning has been made, but thearoused interest and the new spirit shownby so many efficient alumni augurs wellfor the future.Respectfully submitted,JOHN F. MOULDS,Secretary- Treasurer.October J, ID13.The twentieth anniversary of the SigmaClub was celebrated on Tuesday, October5th, 1915, by a tea at the University and adinner and vaudeville at the home of RuthThompson ('18), 4415 Grand boulevard.Those present were the honorary mem­bers, Mrs. Edgar J. Goodspeed and Mrs.John Edwin Rhodes, the active chapter,and the following alumnae members:Grace Coulter, '99; Elizabeth Buchanan,'00; Elsie Booth, ex. '05 (Mrs. Carl B.Davis); Frieda Kirchoff, ex. '05 (Mrs. E.V. L Brown); Katherine Paltzer, '02;Martha Landers, '03 (Mrs. James WestfallThompson); Grace Reddy, '04 (Mrs. Ed­ward F. Garraghan); Bertha Iles, ex. '06;Martha Powell, ex. '07; Edna Simpson, ex.'07 (Mrs. Herman Schlesinger); LillianStephenson, ex. '07 (Mrs. Charles F. Ken­nedy); Helen Norris, '07; Frances Shay, '07.(Mrs. George T. Shay); Marjorie Powell,ex. '08 (Mrs. J ohn Reddy); Lois Kauffmann,'08 (Mrs. Herbert 1. Markham); EleanorHall, '08, Evanston; Eloise Kellogg, '09;Jean Compton, '09 (Mrs. James F. Chaffee);Helen Webster, ex. '10; Hazel Wood, ex.'10 (Mrs. Charles G. Hall); Helen Parish,ex. '10; Florence Leavitt, ex. '10; EvaLeonard, ex. '10; Rowena Ewart, ex.'10 (Mrs. Arthur Woodman), Cam­bridge, Mass.z Margaret Hackett, ex.'11; Ethel Corbet, ex. '11 (Mrs. Elkan H.Powell); Mary Phister, '11.; Edith Cooriley,'11 (l\1rs. Byron C. Howes); Faun Lorenz,'11; Luella. Dean, ex. '11, Hinsdale; Made­line Kaiser, ex. '12; Elizabeth Miller, '12;Helen Earle, '13; Anna May Bernet, '13;Dorothy Fox, '13 (Mrs. Donald Hollings­worth); Agnes McDowell, ex. '13 (Mrs. JayCovlin); Della Patterson, '14; FlorenceDeniston, '14; Helen Johnston, '14, Mont­clair, N. J.; Harriet Tuthill, '14, Evanston; Katherine Von Phul, ex. '14; HelenRicketts, '15; Mary Cameron, ex. '15; JessieFoster, ex. '17; Imogene Carroll, ex. '16(Mrs. Harold J. Wise).MARY C. PHISTER.NEWS OF THE CLASSESJohn F. Voigt, '96, has recentlybeen made president of the -HamiltonCollege of Law, Chicago. Mr. Voigthas for a number of years been a mem­ber of the faculty of this college, whichnow has thirty members on its teach­ing staff. Mr. Voigt will continue asa member of the firm of Richards,Voigt and Darby, with offices at 1124J72 West Adams street.Robert B. Davidson, '97, has movedto Mason City, Iowa.Francis C. R. Jackson, '97, is livingat Clovis, Cal."The Red Alphabet," a complete no­vel apearing in the August number ofAdventure, is the work of RaymondBarrett, '97, at present publicity editorof the American School of Correspon­dence. Several of the scenes in thestory are based upon the study of Chi­cago localities, altho the story is notlaid in Chicago.Dr. Susan H. Ballou, '97, of the de­partment of Latin, has accepted theheadship of the department of Latin inthe Western Normal school of Mich­igan at Kalamazoo. Dr. Ballou hasbeen an instructor in the U ni­versity for the last eight years.She was at one time traveling fellowof the Association of Collegiate Alumniand a Carnegie research fellow inLatin literature, and received her doc­tor's degree at the University of Gies­sen.Pearl Hunter Weber, '99, is head ofthe Latin and Romance departmentsat the Muncie State N ormal Institute,Muncie, Ind.Miss Helen Scott Hay, ex '00, formersuperintendent of a hospital at Pasa­dena, who has been in charge of a warhospital at Kiev, Russia, has been sum-28 THE UNiVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEmoned to Sofia by Queen Eleanor ofBulgaria to found a training school forwar nurses. Miss Hay was an execu­tive officer of the Cook county hospitalat Chicago before going to Pasadena.Donald R. Richberg, '01, has re­signed as special counsel for the cityin the mandamus proceedings to com­pel City Treasurer SergeI to disburseappropriations of $500,000 made by thecity council since the first of the year.Richberg is counsel for the special gascommittee appointed by· May 0 rThompson.Arthur Eugene Bestor, 1901, hasbeen elected president of the Chautau-Arthur Eugene Bestor, 1901qua institution, to succeed George E.Vincent, Ph. D., 1896. Dr. Vincenthas been made chancellor of chautau­qua, succeeding his father, Bishop JohnH. Vincent, who has been made chan­cellor emeritus. The presidential du- ties involve responsibility for educa-"tional and administrative policies ofall branches of the institution, summerassembly, summer schools, home read­ing courses, and a physical plant atChautauqua, ·N ew York, appraised at$1,200,000; Bestor was graduated fromthe University in 1901, president of hisclass, and elected to Phi Beta Kappa.For two years he taught history andpolitical science at Franklin College,Indiana. In 1903 he became lecturer inpolitical science in the Extension De­partment of the University. In 1905 hewas made assistant general director ofthe Chautauqua Institution, and in1907 director, in which positionhe succeeded Scott Brown, '97 ..In 1912 he gave up his positionwith the Extension Department todevote all his time to Chautau­qua. On August 3, as said above,he was made president. Bestor mar­ried Miss Jeannette Louise Lemon, ofBedford, Indiana, and they have twochildren. He was a charter member ofthe Chicago chapter of Delta Upsilon,and has been for four years a memberof the general executive council of thefraternity, for two years secretary ofalumni, and for two years treasurer.Russell Lowry, '03, is vice-governorof the Federal Reserve Bank at SanFrancisco, Ca1., and has resigned ascashier of the American NationalBank.George P. Hambrecht, '03� of GrandRapids, Wis., has been appointed tothe Wisconsin Industrial Commission.He took his law degree at Chicago andafterwards at Yale; practiced law atGrand Rapids, and was also principalof the Grand Rapids schools, and two'years ago was elected to the Wiscon­sin state legislature.Alene Williams, '04, is teaching Inthe high school, Evanston, Il1.John J. Van Nostrand, Jr., '05, isinstructor in ancient history at theUniversity of Pennsylvania.ALUMNI AFFAIRSHarry VV. Ford, ex-'OS, as presi­dent of the Saxon Motor Company, israpidly becoming one of the leadingfigures in the automobile business inAmerica. Well known at the Univer­sity as managing editor of the DailyMaroon and all-around good man, heleft at the end of his junior year totake up advertising under Mr . .John H.Patterson and Mr. Hugh Chalmers, ofthe National Cash Register Company.In two years he returned to the cityof Chicago to become advertising man­ager of the Sheldon school of sales­manship. A year and a half later hewas put in charge of the Chalmersautomobile advertising, with head­quarters at Detroit. He became firstsecretary and a director of the com­pany and then assistant general man­ager. Two years ago he organized theSaxon Motor Company of Detroit. Thecompany started with $250,000 com­mon stock and $100,000 preferred, withonly $200,000 cash working capital.Today the company owes nothing andis doing a business of more than a mil­lion dollars a month and paying divi­dends of approximately 25 per cent.A better record it would be hard tofind. But Harry Ford is not satisfied.What he really wishes to do is to be­come the editor of a country paper.The taste of the Maroon delights isnot yet gone from his palate. WithSaxons booming as they are his ambi­tion is not likely to be fulfilled for awhile, but here's luck before he getstoo old to make a change. As he isnot yet far past thirty, there wouldseem to be plenty of time. It mightbe added that the facts of this sketchdid not come from Harry, who con­fines his genius for advertising to hisbusiness affairs.Walter A. Bowers, son of AbramBowers, '06, is registered in the fresh­man class of the University, the firstson of a regular graduate of Chicagowho took all his work here to enterthe University. Abram Bowers is im- 29migration commissioner for the YoungMen's Christian Association. His ma­triculation number is said by Univer­sity Examiner Payne to be 94, butProfessor Shepardson declares in thisissue of the Magazine that to Bowersunquestionably belongs the honor ofbeing the first actual student in resi­dence .. Bowers married and left col­lege to teach, coming back years laterto complete his course. The son pre­pared at Hyde Park high school andentered at seventeen with half a yearadvance credit.Louis A. Higley, '07, is head of thedepartment of chemistry in the NewMexico College of A. & M. Arts, StateCollege.Paul O'Donnell writes to say thatafter all the Magazine had W. ]. Cup­py's, '07, address wrong; it is Pelham,New York, not Pelham, New Jersey.(And after the foregoing was in typewho should write in but Cuppy him­self, gay as a lark, also to protestagainst being classed with the mosqui­toes? Write again, you historian ofthe quadrangles.)Charles P. Schwartz, '07, J. D., '09,has published a booklet called "Lessonsin Citizenship for Naturalization," in­tended to help aliens who are about totake the examination for their secondpapers. It is quite the most valuablepamphlet of the sort the editor hasever seen, giving essential facts aboutthe government and history of theUnited States in a way to make themclear to anyone and yet giving themexactly. The booklet is distributedfrom Hull House, where Schwartz isliving.James P. Sullivan, '07, is vice-presi­dent of the Farmers' and Bankers' LifeInsurance Company, with offices atWichita, Kansas. The company cele­brated, in August, the completion ofthe issuance of ten million dollars'worth of life insurance.Frances Oliver, ex-'08, and HazelPeek, '09, are teachers in the Hinman30 .THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEschool of gymnastic and folk dancing.J. R. Hopkins, ex-'08, is a publicityman at Vanderhoof, B. c., Canada.Benjamin L. Pilcher, '08, has beenelected superintendent of schools, dis­trict No.5, Athens, Ohio.Mrs. Arthur Gleason (Helen Hayes),ex-'09, and her husband have returnedfrom the European war zone. and arelocated in a studio apartment at 61Washington Square South, New YorkCity. The N ew York Times Magazineof October 17 contained an interestingtwo-page article reviewing the impres­sions gained by Mr. and Mrs. Gleasonduring the year that they were withthe Red Cross in Belgium.Mr. and Mrs. Marcus A. HirschI,J essie Heckman, both of 1910, whowere married last May, will be at homeafter November 1 at 1355 E. 50thstreet.Edith Prindeville (Mrs. KennethN. Atkins, '11) has left Atlanta, Ga.,and is now living in Hanover, N. H.,where Mr. Atkins is -bacteriologist 111the Dartmouth Medical school.Benjamin Wilk, '11, is in charge ofthe advertising and promotion depart­ments of the Fairchild Co., N ew York.H. Harper McKee, '12, is located at1016 Daniel building, Tulsa, Okla.Joseph G. Masters, '12; has beenelected principal of the Central highschool, Omaha, Neb.Nellie C. Henry, '12, is teaching inthe Westport high school, Kansas City,Mo.Mary G. Ruud, '12, is teaching in theState normal school, Minot, N. D.Lucille Heskett, '12, is teaching his­tory and Latin in the East high school,Aurora, 111.Emada Griswold, '12', has been ap­pointed instructor in the French andEnglish departments of the Ottawahigh school, Ottawa, Ill.Anne G. Cannell, '12, is teachingLatin and English in the Townshiphigh school, Jerseyville, Ill.Hilmar Baukhage, '12, who has been for the past year with the AssociatedPress in Washington, D. c., has beenmade chief copy writer for the Leslie­Judge Advertising Company, NewYork, of which Luther W. Fernald isassistant general manager. Baukhagewrites as vivid a letter as anybody thiseditor knows. If he gets the samepunch in his ads, heaven help thepoor consumer.Ralph Benzies, '12, is circulationmanager for the Photo-Play Magazine.Mrs. Russell Sturgis (Louise Brady,ex-'13) has moved from St. Louis toMendota, Ill.Alma Ogden, '13, isr teaching in Me­nominee, Mich. Her address is theHowison Apartments.Rachel Hoffstadt, '13, is assistantprofessor of botany at Milwaukee­Downer college.William L. Hart, '13, has accepteda position as instructor of mathematicsand astronomy- at the University ofMontana.Warren B. Leonard, '14, is employedby the Hubbard Abstract Co., GreatFalls, Mont.Marie Ketcham, '14, has accepted theposition of teacher of Latin and historyin the Centenary Collegiate Institutionfor Girls at Hackettstown, N. J.Oliver O. Seaton, '14, is principal ofthe high school, Guthrie, Okla.John C. Werner, '14, is head of thedepartment of rural education at theState normal school, Albion, Idaho.Gertrude Wight, '14, is instructor inhome economics at Sioux Falls college,Sioux Falls, S. D.Patty T. Newbold, '14, writes: "Ihave just got back from the Pacificcoast. In San Francisco I saw EarleShilton, '14, who was drumming uptrade for the Wylie Way through theYellowstone. I visited the U. on myway out and again last week, and itfelt pretty good to be back on thecampus again, to see the new buildingsand the old friends. I took in nearly allthe side trips on the way out, ManitouENGAGEMENTS, MARRIAGESSprings, the Yellowstone" M t. Shasta,Yosemite, Los Angeles and San Diego,and returned by the Grand Canyon. InYosemite I ran across Thurlow Es­sington, law '08, and his wife, whowas Davy Hendricks, '08, a Fostersister of mine. I missed the reunionbecause the school where I am teach­ing in Louisville lasted too long. Ihope to be with you all next year."Since the latter part of June J. Ste­vens Tolman, '15, has been employedin the Fort Worth, Texas, office ofthe J. Rosenbaum Grain Company ofChicago.A short story entitled, "Just Hu­man," by Frank O'Hara, '15, appearedin the November number of the Amer­ican Magazine.Joshua Stevenson, '15, is employedby the Northern Bank Note Company.John Breathed, '15, has "signed asassistant to Coach Norgren at the Uni­versity of Utah.Anna M. Blake, '15, has accepted aposition as teacher of physiology atthe Illinois State normal, Normal, Ill.Carl E. Robinson, '15, is located atJacksonville, Ill.Thomas Finley, '15, is superinten­dent of the high school at Petersburg,Ill.Charles R. Edwards, '15, has chargeof the history department in the Town­ship high school, Jerseyville, Ill.Loraine Landenberger, '15, is in­structor of domestic science in the highschool, Tulsa, Okla.Cora 1. Davis, '15, is director of do­mestic art at the Illinois State normal,Normal, Ill.Helen Gray, '15, is professor of his­tory in the Woman's college, Mont­gomery, Ala.Florence Williams, '16, has accepteda position at Paducah, Ky., to super­vise the art work in the public schools.Wm. Hartwell Johnston, ex-To, hasbeen appointed managing director ofWilliam Wrigley, Jr., Company, withheadquarters at Melbourne, Australia. 31He sailed from Vancouver on Septem­ber 1 and spent a day enroute at Hon­olulu with the U. of C. baseball team.ENGAGEMENTSBenjamin W. Robinson, '02, andEdna A. Hasbrouck of Brooklyn, N.Y. The wedding will take place inDecember.Arthur R. Graham, '15, and HelenFrances King of 1547 Farwell avenue:Graham is a member of Phi Kappa Psi.Irene Tufts, '15, of 5551 Universityavenue, daughter of Professor J. H.Tufts, and Henry C. A. Mead, '16, sonof Professor G. H. Mead.Edna Kantrowitz, '15, of 5412 EastView Park, and Alfred Alexander.Edward T. Sturgeon, ex-'09, andMabel Riggs of Portland, Ore. Thewedding will take place in mid-winter.Sturgeon is a member of Phi KappaPsi.Eugene Ford, ex-'13, and FlorenceBrigham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.F. Brigham of Lake Park avenue, Chi­cago. The wedding will take placesome time in November.Verne Blackett, ex-TS, and MarjorieLatimer, daughter of Mrs. John, V.Latimer of 5493 Greenwood avenue.MARRIAGESWilliam H. Bussey, Jr., '04, andMarian Alden Smith were married onAugust 25 at Minneapolis. Mr. Busseyis professor of mathematics at the Uni­versity of Minnesota.Ruth Newberry, '11, and William A.Thomas, '12, were married on Septem­ber 8 at Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mr.and Mrs. Thomas will be at home afterNovember 1, at 210 S. Lincoln street,Chicago.Virginia Hinkins, '13, and Edgar G.Buzzell were married October 22 atthe Hyde Park Presbyterian church,Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Buzzell willlive at Delavan Lake, Wis.22 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEMiriam Cora Whalin, '14, and EdgarNewton Scott were married at Chi­cago on September 25. Mr. and Mrs.Scott will live at Bemus Point, N. Y.Benjamin M. Stout, '14, and AliceMae Brown were married at 910 High­land avenue, Elgin, on September 28.Mr. Stout is a member of the law firmof Kraus, Alschuler and Holden,Chicago.Carol Spence Prentice, '14, and Ben­jamin F. Bart were married September28 at the Presbyterian Church of En­glewood, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. Bart willbe at home after J anuary 1 at 5559Drexel avenue, Chicago.Martha Silver, '15, and Lee L. Lea­therman were married in June at La­mar, Colo.Hiram L. Kennicott, '13, and MaryAnn Whiteley, '13, were married Oc­tober 25 at Greenville, Ohio., Mr. Ken­nicott is advertising manager of theCivil Service News. Mr. and Mrs.Kennicott will live at 1722 VV. 104thstreet, Chicago.Walter T. Fisher, law, and Kather­ine Dummer of 679 Lincoln Parkwaywere married August 21 at Portland,Ore.Harry Lathrop, ex-'15,' and OnaBelle Freeman of Normal were mar­ried August 4. Mr. and Mrs. Lathropwill live at Flagstaff, Ariz., where Mr.Lathrop is head of the department ofgeography in the State normal school.Frank S. Bevan, '08, and RowenaBelle Kenyon of Atlanta, Ill., weremarried October 19. Mr. and Mrs.Bevan will be at home after December1, at Atlanta, Ill.Carlie Bell Souter, '10, and Dr. Wal­lis. Smith were married October 14 atChicago. Dr. and Mrs. Smith willmake their home in- Springfield, Mo.Charles F. Axelson, '07, and Kather­ine Louise Strong were married atBattle Creek, Mich., at the home ofthe bride's parents, on July 28. Aftera wedding tour including the GrandCanyon, Alaska and the Canadian Rockies, Mr. and Mrs. Axelson are athome at 5304 Woodlawn avenue. Mr.Axelson is secretary of the ChicagoAlumni Club.Charles Foster Glore, ex-'lO, and El­len Josephine Hixon, daughter ofFrank Pennell Hixon of La Crosse,Wis., were married in Christ EpiscopalChurch of La Crosse Saturday evening,September 11, 1915. ,Harold H. Swift,'07, was best man. In the bridal partywere Edward R. Ferriss, law 'OS, Lo­gan A. Gridley, ex-'05, and CharlesCushing, ex-'ll. Mr. and Mrs. Glorewill make their home in Chicago,where Mr. Glore is engaged in thebond business with A. B. Leach &Company.The marriage of Miss Ruth LamsonLobdell, daughter .of Mr. and Mrs.Harry H. Lobdell of 3958 Ellis ave­.nue, to Ralph Newberry Gardner, sonof Mr. and Mrs. James P. Gardner of4802 Greenwood avenue, will takeplace on Wednesday, November 24.BIRTHSMerritt B. Pratt, '03, and Mrs. Prattof 6305 College avenue, Oakland, CaL,announce the birth of a daughter, Eliz-abeth Ann, on July 9. rHarold G. Moulton, '07, and Mrs.Moulton announce the birth of adaughter, Barbara, on August 26.Oscar Blumenthal, '11, and Mrs.Blumenthal (Bessie Arkin, '09) an­nounce the birth of a daughter, GraceElaine, on September 21.Mr. and Mrs. Philip 1. Robinson(Josephine D. Reichmann, '13) an­nounce the birth of a daughter, EstherGreenwood Robinson"on August 16 atCalumet, Mich.Mr. and Mrs. Theodore C. Phillips(Jeanette Thielens, , 14) of 257 W.Marquette Road announce the birth ofa son on July 15. The child has beennamed Arnold . Thielens, in honor ofhis great-grandfather, now 88 years ofage.THE LAW SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONCharles W. Paltzer, '06, and Mrs.Paltzer announce the birth of a daugh­ter, Clarissa, on July 22.Mr. and Mrs. James M. Sankey(Mary Hill, '08) announce the birthof a daughter, Harriet Ellen, on Sep­tember 5. Mr. and Mrs: Sankey areliving at 1625 South 5th street, TerreHaute, Ind.DEATHSMrs. Inghram D. Hook (DorothyDuncan, '04) died October 1 at thehome of her father-in-law, UnitedStates Circuit Judge William C. Hook,in Leavenworth, Kansas. Mrs. Hookhad never fully recovered from the ef­fects of an operation performed duringthe winter.Mrs. Hook, as Dorothy Duncan, wasa member of the class of 19D4, gradu­ating with the degree of A. B. Duringher attendance at the University sheresided at Nancy Foster Hall. Shewas a member of the Mortar Board So­ciety. After graduating from the Uni­versity of Chicago, she attended theUniversity of Berlin. She afterwardsbecame a member of the faculty ofBradley Polytechnic Institute of Peo­ria, Illinois. During the last two yearsof her connection with Bradley shewas dean of women.She was married to Inghram D. Hookat Geneva, Illinois, by Dr. Charles Rich­mond .Heriderson, on November 27,1909. They made their home in Kan­sas City, Missouri, where Mrs. Hookwas interested in civic and philanthro­pic work. She was secretary of theKansas City Alumni Club.Andrew P. Garrett, '08, died atCairo, Illinois, on August 3.THE LAW SCHOOL ALUMNIASSOCIATIONJoseph Brody, '15, is located at DesMoines, Iowa, 508 Crocker building.Samuel B. Epstein, '15, and Morris E.Feiwell, '15, have opened offices for thegeneral practice of law under the firm 33name of Epstein & Feiwell at 707-9 Rectorbuilding, Chicago.John M. Flynn, '15, has opened offices at.714-15 Majestic building, Milwaukee.Leon Fonnesbeck, '12, and Miss JeanBrown were married on June 10, 1915, inSalt Lake City, and will reside in Logan,Utah.Wilbur A. Hamman, '15, is with Frank &Colbert, 30 North Dearborn street, Chicago.Clyde O. Hornbaker, '15, is with Fergu­son & Goodwin, 1450, 10 South La Sallestreet, Chicago.Raymond B. Lucas, '15, has formed apartnership with Judge Dudley under thefirm name of Dudley & Lucas at Ben­ton, Mo.George M. Morris, '15, is with Sheriff,Dent, Dobyns & Freeman, 1060 The Rook­ery, Chicago.Ross D. Netherton, '15, is- doing work forthe La Salle Extension University.George D. Parkinson, '14, has openedoffices at 331 Judge building, Salt Lake City,Utah. .Egbert H. Pierson is with George C. vonBese1er, Painesville, Ohio.Harry O. Rosenberg, '15, is with Straus& Straus, 301 Ashland Block, Chicago.Theodore Rubovits, '10, Samuel E.Hirsch, '14, and Leo L. Wei1, have formeda partnership with offices at 1013 NewYork Life building, Chicago."Valter H. Smith, '15, is with Gavit &Hall, Whiting, Ind.In the recent annual report of the Com­missioner of Education, a chapter entitled"Recent Progress in the Education of Im­migrants" is by the departmental specialistin immigrant education, H. H. Wheaton,Ph. B. 1911, J. D. 1911.THE ASSOCIATION OF DOCTORS OFPHILOSOPHY(Dr. Slaught, secretary of the association, is work­ing in Montana, and in his absence the collection ofnotes for this issue fell through-by no fault of his.Next month will make up.-Editor.)S. S. Visher, S. B. '09, Ph. D. '14, writes:"The Department of Geography of Chicagois well represented in Minnesota. Thegeography departments at three of thestate Normal schools are in charge of Chi­cago men. Eugene Van CIeef, S. M. '08, isat Duluth; George J. Nutter, '08, S. M. '09,is at Mankato, and I am at Moorhead. C.J .. Posey S. M. '06, is the instructor ingeography at the State University. Also,Leon Metzinger, '08, Ph. D. '14, is in chargeof the Modern Language Department atthe State Agricultural College of NorthDakota, at Fargo."Archibald Henderson, professor of mathe­matics at the University of North Carolina,took his doctor's degree in mathematics atthe September convocation. Dr. Hcnder-34 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEson, like the famous author of Alice inWonderland, is an example of a mathema­tician who has attained note in literature,largely by his biography of Bernard Shaw,perhaps the most notable study of a livingauthor that has appeared in recent years.P. H. Claassen writes: "I have been incharge of the Modern Language Depart­ment of the Florida State College forWomen during the past year. It may be ofinterest that I found the institution, withits magnificent new buildings, in a flourish­ing condition in spite of the war which has struck the far south so hard, because of itsinability to market its cotton and turpen­tine. The school is exceedingly well man­aged. In the Modern Language depart­ment there were last year about sixtystudents in German and 170 in French andwe were able to give both a French playand a German play, both enthusiasticallyreceived. I was given a second assistantfor Romance languages, and my salary wasraised without my requesting it-probablysufficient proof that we were successfu1."ATHLETICSFootball-At the time this article is writ­ten, Chicago has played three games andwon them all. Northwestern was beaten7-0 on October sth, Indiana 13-7 on Oc­tober 16th and Purdue 7":0 on October 23rd.The big games are all to come, though thatwith Wisconsin, October 30th, will havebeen won and lost when this is read. Atpresent the quality of the Chicago team isstill unkuown.At the beginning of practice, September20th, there \vere some thirty men who weresupposed to have a least a chance of play­ing in the major contests. Captain Russellwas a sure thing for quarterback, Shull ascertain for tackle; and Jackson at tackle,Sparks at end and Gordon at half were al­most equally relied upon. This left centerbetween Fisher and Redmon, guardsamong McConnell, Scanlan, Larson, Brodie,Bondzinski and Day, one end to be foughtfor by Whiting, Bre1os, Patterson and Fos­ter, one half to be settled upon Cahn, Agar,Pershing, Norgren, O'Connor or Anderson,and fullback to be filled by Flood, Schaferor Dobson. Knipschild was first substi­tute for quarter. Harper, Hawk, Townleyand Strong were also supposed to be inthe running for line positions. Men whohad played last year, whether or not theyreceived the C, were Russell, Shull, J ack­son, Sparks, Gordon, Fisher, Redmon, Me­Connell, Whiting, Patterson, Foster, Agar,Flood, Schafer and Knipschild. Scanlanplayed in 1913, the others were new. Sofar all but Bondzinski, Day, Cahn, O'Con­nor, Anderson, Harper, Hawk, Knipschildand Strong have been in the game. Cahnhas been hurt, and Knipschild is kept inreserve to be used if Russell should betaken out. McConnell has been very sick,and is now out for the season, and Sparkshad a small bone in his leg broken in theIndiana game, and cannot play again tillmid-November, if it all. What might becalled the preferred lineup at present seemsto be Redmon at center, Fisher and Brodieat guard, Shull and Jackson at tackle, Whit- ing and Br elos at end, Russell at quarter,Agar and Gordon at "halves and Flood atfull. But the shifts have been many.The Northwestern game, opening theseason, was played at Evanston. Chicagobegan with a sharp attack which carriedthe ball to' the two-yard line, and thenfailed. After that, until the fourth quarter,there was little to choose between the twoelevens, with Northwestern if anythingpushing the harder, by virtue of Driscoll'sexcellent punting, which Russell handledexecrably. In the fourth quarter anotherconcerted attack by Chicago yielded atouchdown, Agar going over on a. goodrun, during which he shook off severaltackles. Schafer kicked an easy goal. Therewas n o further scoring. Fisher playedcenter, not particularly well. Larson didfair work at guard until he was hurt, sodid Scanlan, till he too was hurt, so didBrodie throughout the game. Dobson wastried at guard for a few minutes and willnot be. used there again, in all probability.Shull, Jackson, Sparks and Whiting playedthrough, in a middling fashion. Russell atquarter ran the team well, though he failedto pick plays inside the five-yard line thatwould punch the ball over. His failure,however, was due to orders from Mr. Stagg,who refused to allow the shift to be em­ployed in the first half. Russell also ranwell with the ball, though showing a tend­ency, like Eckersall of old, to run backfor a try at dodging, in which he lamenta­bly failed. He seemed unable, also, tokeep his feet on sharp turns. Br elos wasused at half, and did nothing. Agar wasthe best ground-gainer in the game. N or­gren did fairly well at half, Pershing ratherbetter. Gordon was in bad shape and didnot play. Flood played miserably at full,and was soon taken out in favor of Schafer,who did somewhat better. The teamworkwas, of course, conspicuous by its absence.When Agar made his final dash, he had nointerference at all.ATHLETICS 351--------·---IIn the Northwestern Game: Agar Stopped on a Dash Through Tackle.In the Indiana Game: Brodie Gets Whitaker (Indiana) from Behind.36 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEIndiana in preliminary practice sent fourfull teams on the field, all of good-sizedmen, and looked dangerous. Chicago gotthe jump, however, scoring two touch­downs in the first half, and looking to beable to score more if necessary. Indiana'sends charged in too fast, and were boxed,which let both Agar and Brelos by forgood gains. Through the line Chicagocould not gain much. In the second half,Whitaker got a way for a sixty-five yard runfor a touchdown, Dobson, who was playingfullback at the time, letting him go with­out an effort at a tackle-the worst playon the field this year. Chicago then bracedand at the end of the game had the ballon Indiana's two-yard line, Dobson makingbig gains over tackle, where Shull had hisman completely out of business time aftertime. Russell was again outpunted con­sistently. In this game Redmon was playedat center, and Fisher and Brodie at guards,Scanlan and Larson both being hurt. Mc­Connell was put in the last five minutes.and further incapacitated. After the gamehe was taken to a hospital and operatedupon. The sympathy of everybody in theuniversity goes out to this big, quiet, hon­orable lad, who gave up the trip to Japanwith the baseball team in order to be ofuse to the football team, and is now out ofcompetition. For an athlete what harderluck could be "imagined? Chicago's wholeline played better than in the first game,but not very well. Brodie at guard andWhiting at end, gave evidence of specialimprovement. Sparks, as has been said,w�s hurt. Pa tterson took his place, andmissed several tackles. Patterson hasplayed a long time, but seems to be a veryslow thinker. Behind the line Brelos at halfshowed enormous improvement over theNorthwestern exhibition, and entirely justi­fied Mr. Stagg's hopes of him. Agar alsodid well, Pershing fairly well and Norgren,in the few minutes he was in the game, notdiscreditably. Russell gave the same oppor­tunity for criticism that he did in the firstgame, handling punts like an amateur andkicking miserably, through he had plentyof protection. He ran well with the ball,and used good judgment on plays. Floodwas a trifle better on offense, but on de­fense of little value. Dobson, put in atfull in the last quarter, made some biggains, mostly, however, as has been said,through the aid of Shull.Against Purdue, on the following Satur­day, much the same lineup appeared. Red­mon was at center, Fisher and Brodie atguards, Shull and Jackson at tackles, Whit­ing and Br elos (shifted. from halfback tofill Sparks' place) at end, Russell .at quarter,Agar and Gordon (who had recovered fromhis injury) at halves and Flood at full.Agar tore off a fifty-yard run to start, andin three minutes the ball was close toPurdue's goal. Then a fifteen-yard penalty for holding shut off the "touchdown. Forthe remainder of the first half the ballmoved up and down in the middle of thefield, Russell and Pultz kicking regularlyon the third or fourth down. Russellbrought the' ball back further than thePurdue men did, which neutralized to someextent the greater distance of Pultz's punts,for Russell for the third time in succes­sion was out-punted. At the beginning ofthe second half Chicago attacked vigor­ously, following a long run by Russell, andGordon shot over for a touchdown. Shullkicked a very hard goal. Then the punt­ing game began again. Purdue could notgain at all, except by an occasional for­ward pass, and Chicago showed no dis­position to uncover anything. The shiftplay gained some ground through Purdue'sline, and in the fourth quarter Dobson,going in again as fullback in place of Flood,made some good plunges, again with theable help of Shull. Just at the close of thegame Purdue made three successful forwardpasses, and had the ball on Chicago's fif-- teen-yard line as the horn blew. Chicago'steam offense was very bad. Again andagain Purdue's linemen, and especiallytackle Bishop, tore through and spilled theinterference almost before it formed, leav­ing the runner an easy prey to the ends.There was some good individual runningby Agar and Russell, and some fair line­bucking by Gordon. Fisher played backon defense and spoiled many of Purdue'sforward passes. Brelos played well at oneend, and so did Whiting until he was ruledoff for roughness, which was not visible tothe spectators, although many instances ofan effort to smash Russell in two after hispunts or forward passes were visible. Sofar, every team Chicago has played has ex­hihited a desife to "get" Russell, and itmight be well to call the attention of theofficials to this genial hope. Russell's han­dling of punts left much to be desired.Time after time he allowed them to dropto the ground, when it seemed as if bythe slightest effort he might have caughtthem. When he did catch one he ransplendidly, every time but once. Both heand Agar, however, with a clear field fora touchdown, stumbled, and both stumbleswere apparently the result of inability tozet out of the way of their' own clumsy in­terference. Russell in particular in the lastquarter, after going fifty yards! had threeChicago men round hun, and bemg bumpedby one, fell down, upon which a Purdueman, nothin loath, ran up and fell uponhim.The games that remain, aside from theteaparty with the Haskell Indians, are de­cisive., Wisconsin on October 30th willhave practically told the tale by the timethis is read. Wisconsin, after a coupleof huge scores at the beginning of the sea­son against very weak teams, beat PurdueATHLETICS28-3 and Ohio State 21-0. The score againstPurdue looks worse than it was. TwiceWisconsin scored on Purdue fumbles closeto the goal line, and twice Purdue was keptfrom scoring largely by the same difficulty ..N or is Ohio State thought to be strongthis year; in fact, at the beginning of theseason Ohio was supposed to be very weak.Wisconsin, however, has a good line, andone first-rate man in the back field, Byers.Chicago, on the other hand, has an ap­parently weak line and at least two first­rate men in the back field, Russell andGordon; apparently a third also, Agar.though he has never been tested in a biggame; but then neither has Byers, for thatmatter. The writer of this article is in­clined to believe that Wisconsin will bebeaten, or at least, held to a very smallscore. Has Chicago such a weak line?Certainly it seemed weak against Purdue.But Fisher is at least average; Scanlan hasstrength, speed, years of experience anda great love of the game, and nothingagainst him but laziness, which he seemsto throw off in battle; Shull is absolutelyfirst-rate, and Jackson is in much bettershape than he was last year. That leavesone guard and the ends for real specula­tion. Brodie is green as the w. k. bay tree,but he has been playing better and better,and certainly in open field tackling he doeshis share. Whiting is much better thanhe was last year. And Bre1os, though light,is very strong and very quick, besides hav­ing had a. good bit of experience at end.Perhaps with a week more of practice andthe fighting spirit which Chicago is so wellused to, the line may not be so weak afterall. Behind it, the only weakness is at full.Flood is certainly not a high-class full- 37back; neither is Schafer, though he is goodon defense, and Dobson is, if possible,greener than Brodie. There are enoughgood substitutes to make accidents lessfatal than they were last year. Of course,speculation is entirely valueless, but-. Theschedule for the season follows:October 9th, Northwestern at Evanston,Chicago 7, Northwestern o. .October 16th, Indiana at Stagg Field,Chicago 13, Indiana 7.October 23rd, Purdue at Stagg Field,Chicago 7, Purdue o.October :30th, Wisconsin at Stagg Field.November 6th, Haskell Indians at StaggField.November 13th, Minnesota at Minneap­olis.November 20th, Illinois at Stagg Field.Baseball-The University of Chicagobaseball team, which is now in Japan, wontwelve out of fifteen practice games on itsway to the coast, where four days weregiven to the Panama-Pacific Exposition.Sailing from San Francisco on the S. S."Mongolia," of the Pacific Mail line, theteam reached Honolulu early in September,where a reception was given the membersof the team by the University Club ofHawaii.In the Hawaiian series of games Chi­cago won over the All-Army team by ascore of 10 to 2. In a twelve-inning gameit lost by a score of 6 to 7 to the St.Louis Athletic Club, but won from theChinese team 8 to 1. Chicago also wonfrom the Portuguese team by a score of[) to 3.In the Indiana Game: Brelos Gains Six Yards.38 ,THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEAfter ten days in the Hawaiian Islandsthe members of the team sailed for Japan,where the first game in the internationalseries was played against Waseda, on Sep­tember 24, before twenty thousand peo­ple in Tokyo, Chicago winning 5 to 3. Thesecond game, that with the University ofKeio, also resulted in a victory for Chi­cago by a score of 4 to 1.Des Jardien pitched both games, allow­ing but one hit in each. The plan was forPage to pitch the second, but three minutesbefore the game was called Keio protested,and Page promptly withdrew. Since then,Chicago has beaten both Waseda and Keioa second time, maintaining her record ofvictories in Japan unbroken. The Japaneseas usual play a very snappy game in thefield and have good pitchers, but batweaklv. The box score of the first twogames is as follows:CHICAGOR.Catron, cf , , .. 1Rudolph, 2b 1Gray, rf. ' " ., 0Cavin, 3b " 0�i�JilYe�i,elf . �: : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :: �McConnell, ss................... 1 .Hart, c : · ·· .. 1George, Lb 1 H. P. A. E.100 01 0 0 01 1 0 11 0 4 1o 1 0 1o 0 0 0o 2 4 0091 0o 13 0 1WASEDAR. II. P. A. E.��l��:��,: �i:: :: :: : :.:: : : : : :: : : :: g g � g �Saegi, <'b........... . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 0 0 1 3 0Ichioka, c · 1 0 0 1 0Ei�!;��:bL: : � � �. iiiTwo-base hits-Gray, Catron (2), Rudolph. Stolenbases-McConnell (2), Hart, Cavin. Sacrifice. hits­Iida, Rudolph. Bases. on balJs-Off Des J ardienj 4;off Kowashima, 4. Hit by pitcher-By Des J;:rdlen,2; �y Kowashirna, 1. Struck out-By Des j ardien, 2;by Kowashirna, 1.CHICAGOR.Catron, cf....................... 0Rudolph, 2b 1£��r�i :!L�:. : �::. :: ':: : : :: : : : : .: : :: 1Kixmiller, If , , 0McConnell, ss................... 0Uri�je���," it: : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :: g H. P. A. E.1 3 0 01 3 3 0020 02 2 0 11 0 1 0o 1 0 0o 0 1 2o 11 3 1o 5 0 0KEIOR. H. P. A. E.Kaj i, cf 0 0 3 0 0M?r\ ss . 2b" 6 g g t gT;k:h:�a, ib:::::::::::: .: : : : : :: 0 1 0 0Kusaha, 3b 0 0 0 3 0Togashi, If 0 0 8 0 1Ishikawa, p 0 0 0 1 0Hirai, c......................... 0 0 3 1 0Numata, rf 0 0 2 0 0Three-base hit-s-Cavin. Home run-Des J ardien.Stolen bases-Mori (2), Kaj i (2). Sacrifice hit­Catron. Sacrifice fly-Miyake. Double play-s-Mo rito Mivake to Togashi. Bases on balls-Off Des Jar­dien , 5; off Ishikawa, 1. Struck out-By Des Jardien,11; by Ishikawa, 3. Passed ball-Hirai. 'Notes-A larger number of pr orrusingtrack and field men have entered Chicagothis faIl than for several years. Percy Gra­ham, holder of the world's interscholasticrecord in the pole-vault; Earl Eby, winnerof the junior half mile run at the nationalamateur championships at San Francisco;Kimball of Muskegon, Higgins of Okla­homa, and Gorgas of Hyde Park, all goodmen in the weights; Crile of New Mexico,Curtis of Downer's Grove, and Gordon ofRobinson, Illinois, in the quarter; J ohn­son of Bowen, in the dash; and Otis ofHyde Park in the mile are extremely prom­ising. The freshman football squad alsolooks better than it has for years. Inthis connection it is interesting to note,however, what a large number of the starsof the Chicago high schools go elsewhereto college. Shiverick and Gillies of U ni­versity High are at Cornell this year, bothhelping largely to defeat 'Harvard. Dart­mouth has for years drawn freely on theChicago schools. But a specific examina­tion of a single game this fall, that be­tween Illinois and Ohio State, will definitelymake the matter clear. In that game thereplayed for Illinois Macomber, Pethybridge,Halstrom, Applegr an, McGregor, Rund­quist and Kraft, and for Ohio State Purselland Connell, all from Chicago high schools.The outlook for the cross country teamthis fall is black. Stout, of course, is good,and Captain Powers is fair; but there areonly eight other men out for work and noneof them looks str o n g.The swimming squad, this year is a goodone. Captain Pavlicek, Redmon, Harper,Windrow, Shirley, Gendreau, Murdock.O'Connor and Meine have returned, andEarle, a sophomore, who won the univer­sity championship last spring, is eligible.No meets will be scheduled till the winterquarter.Fifty men are out for wrestling. Thesquad is on the whole, however, lighterthan last year. Any man heavy enough, atChicago, has to struggle on the gridiron,which leaves the mat a little bare.Harry Gross, Law, has been elected cap­tain of- the tennis team. Kenneth McNeal,captain last year, and Charles Michel arein college, and Albert Lindauer, Wisconsinchampion, is eligible. Lindauer and Mc­'Neal should have no trouble winning theintercollegiate championships in both sin­gles and doubles next spring.Last year the Chicago Athletic Depart­ment sold 836 season ticket books. Illinoissold 2,300 and Ohio State 2,1.86.The following University of Chicago menare coaching football this fall:P. H. Arbuckle, Rice Institute, Houston,Tex.A. H. Badenoch, Inglewood High School,Inglewood, Cal.H. F. Bezdek University of Oregon, Eu­gene, Ore.ATHLETICS -1\-1. S. Catlin, Lawrence College, Apple­ton, Wis.K. Coutchie, High School, Huron, S. D.Leo DeTray, Knox College, Galesburg,Ill.Ivan Doseff, Fargo College, Fargo, N. D.R. D. Elliott, Long Beach High School,Long Beach, Cal.S. VV. Finger, Cornell College, Mt. Ver­non, Ia.Charles Firth, Allen Academy, Bryan,Tex.J. C. Harper, University of Notre Dame,Notre Dame, Ind.E. D. Huntington, University of Chicago.T. Kelley, University of Alabama, Tus­caloosa, Ala.VV. S. Kennedy, Albion College, Albion,Mich.l P. Koehler, Marquette University, Mil­waukee, Wis.\V. McAndrews, Southern Illinois StateN orrnal, Carbondale, Ill. 39H .• L. Mefford, Robinson High School,Robinson, 111.C. O. Molander, High School, LaGrange,Il1.N. H. Norgren, University of Utah, SaltLake City, Utah.N. C. Paine, University of Chicago, Chi­cago, Ill.E. E. Perkins, Tacoma High School, Ta­coma, Wash.C. M. Rademacher, University of Idaho,Moscow, Idaho.C. Russell, New Mexico College of Agri­culture and Mechanic Arts, AgriculturalCollege, N. M.Sanford Sellers, Wentworth MilitaryAcademy, Lexington, Mo.H. J. Stegeman, Beloit College, Beloit,Wis.W. P. Steffen, Carnegie Institute, Pitts­burgh, Pa.H. 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