Vol. VIn CONTENTS FOR MAY, 1916 No.7FRONTISPIECE: Harry Pratt Judson, President.THE 1914 ROLL-CALL ' 293THE CALL OF THE WILD-1913 .- 306PRESIDENT JUDSON SPEAKS TO THE ALUMNI , 314EVENTS AND DISCUSSION : 316THE QUARTER-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION PROGRAM 320THE FIRST DAILY PUBLICATION AT THE UNIVERSITY, by G. A. Dorsey, '96 322THE EMPLOYMENT BUREAU OF THE UNIVERSITY, by Abraham Bowers '" 325THE BLACKFRIARS SHOW 330FROM THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY, by T. W. Goodspeed 331THE UNIVERSITY RECORD 336THE LETTER-Box , , .338THE MONTH AT THE UNIVERSITY 342ALUMNI AFFAIRS , 343Alumnze Take Heed; Engagements, Marriages, Deaths; News of Classes; Associationof Doctors.ATHLETICS 349,PRESIDENT HARRY PRATT JUQSON(His most recent photograph)!he Roll Callof1914We BeMobilize· . at• the.InJune Tent1 9 1Keep off theThis June marks the second anniversary ofour graduation, and if we were of a moreserious turn of mind, we might well philoso­phize upon the changes that these two yearshave wrought. But ordinary life is seriousenough, and if our University days meananything, they bring back memories of happyhours and pleasant associations, rather thanserious considerations. So, we shall, with oneswift kick, relegate such thoughts into theuttermost depths of innocuous desuetude, andconfine our attentions to lighter and moreinteresting phantasies. We have tried to putin that so desired "personal touch," triedto banish the grim menace of sordid every-daycommercialism-to avoid all influence of pres­ent occupations-in fact, to turn back a pageor two-and to get back on the Campus, atleast in the spirit, if not in the body.V·I e are far from being old, but we havebeen out long enough now to weigh the fouryears dispassionately and coolly, to face theissue squarely and to ask ourselves, whetheror not they were four years wasted or fouryears of neglected opportunities. We havebeen out long enough to know that a degreeis not an "Open Sesame" to success, but inmost cases we have found that our four yearshave put us just a little ahead of the manor woman without a . degree. We don't wantto get too serious about this thing, but wedo not believe that there are any of us whowould consider the years wasted. Neglected?That is something else again, and if thesequestionnaires have done nothing else they haveshown that undue modesty and difference keptmany of us from giving to the class and toWell --- H I I 4:Grassthe University qualities and support that theycould ill afford to spare.There are a great many of us who oughtto crawl out of our shells, who ought to comeinto the open and put aside timidity andmodesty. There never was an excuse for itin college; there certainly isn't now. Whenyou come to the reunion, cast aside stiffnessand formality; don't make it an "awfully gladto see you, good-bye" affair. Mingle, gossip,knock if it makes you feel good, but aboveall, iron out the starch and show the realfellowship that has made Fourteen a markfor all other classes to shoot at.Before you begin reading the followingpages, there are some things that we mustsay; we must alibi ourselves so that if per­chance you are not pleased with your obituarynotice, the blame will not revert upon us. Re­member when we sent you your questionnairewe begged and entreated you to write fullyand confidentially, and if through modesty orwhatever motive may have guided you, you- did not. give us the information, the fault isyour own. Weare all busy business folksand not psychologists; we could only printwhat you sent in. It quite naturally followsthat if you didn't send in any information thatwe couldn't write you up. If we had startedto write up all those who failed to returntheir questionnaires, it would have been in­evitable that we would overlook some. There­fore, we felt it to be only just to mentiononly those who sent in some definite informa­tion. ( We are sorry a few answers cameback too late to print). It was for you tomake or break the paper; if you broke it, itis your fault, if you made it-we will takethe credit.ere Goes!!THE I9I4 ROLL CALLRuth Agar, 1316 l\ladison Park.-"Foreign StateSecretary for the World Wide Guild (Missionary).President of the Home for Convalescent Women andChildren. Chairman of Membership Committee ofthe Chicago Alumnae Club." Divides her sparetime between the Stock Yards District of theUnited Charities, and South Chicago, where shehas a Sewing Class of Polish girls. And yet shesays she's getting stout! Still, if you scrape off allthese titles and embellishments you. will find thesame Ruth Agar, one of the best fellows in theclass, and the only one in the whole world who canmake chicken pies-right. She promises to be atthe reunion "with bells on," and a sure way tofind her will be to look for a crowd.Ruth on the JobGracia Alling, 5140 Kenwood Ave.-Since gradu­ation from College (an August straggler by theway) I have been to New York twice, to Floridaand to California; but lots more important thanthat, I took a business course and now a.m assist­ing the office boys at the Art Institute. My aim isto be "Curator of Permanent Collections" in the ArtInstitute. To be perfectly honest, the courses Itook because they were considered "snaps" arethe ones that seem to be he l pi ng' me most-oneslike art courses, literature courses and Starr's lec­tures.Note.-As a teller of the truth she runs HarrietTuthill a close second.Harold S. Anderson, 1926 W. Huron St.-"Atterleaving school I was like a rolling stone, goingfrom place to place and like said proverbial object,finding my resources growing smaller and smaller.Finally I was fortunate enough to get in the bondbusiness with P. W. Chapman & Co. and am nowin the buying department. Thanks to all con­cerned, I have stopped rolling."Jullette Hephzibah Ames, Box 115, Jacll;:sonville,In.-''Am making a little money and a little lcnowl­edge go a long way at the Illinois Woman's Col­lege. My future work is to be 'Home Economics,'in or out of school. In the next room to minelives (or rather writes) Dorothea �ashburne, al­ways on the fence between '14 and '15, but nowdefinitely affiliated with '15. (Congratulations,Stegy!) Cause: The eternal tvrannv of man! Sheis teaching freshman English and copying myrecipes." 295Willard E. Atkins, 704 E. Erie St., Albion, l\Iich.­"I am instructor in English and Public Speaking atAlbion College. Attended Summer quarter ,at Chi­cago last year. Will be there again this yearworking toward my J. D." Willard, the A. T. O.Bowling Team certainly misses you.Miriam Baldwin, Girton School, Winnetka.-Mi­r iarn Baldwin is living a "triple" life-teachesgeography to the youngsters in Winnetka; livesat the Greenwood Inn in Evanston during the week;and devotes her week-ends to Earle in Chicago.Have you seen her new diamond?Florence Marie Barrett, 5145 Prairie Ave.-"AMaster's degree in the Romance of languages hasbeen occupying my time. I have been on thecampus since graduation, but hope in the future toteach French and Spanish somewhere in 'the UnitedStates."Cornelia Morgan Beall, Sleighton Farm, Darling,Pa.-"Parole officer-Reform School. Been heresince June, 1915, October, 1914-June, 1915 at "U"doing graduate work. School is for girls. I takethem out on parole to work or to go home. Workin and around Philadelphia. Have charge of 90 to100 girls. All my lovers are between 4' 5" and5' 2". Applicant must be at least 6' tall, ifnot 7'."Edna A. Bell, Fair Oaks, Cal.-"It's a longstory. Until December, 1914, I loafed and thenmoved to this far Western land of sunshine andflowers, both of which are much in evidence rightnow. I'm going to school again, business college,and have been for six months. Some d ay : I maybe a stenographer." Edna was afraid to tell uswhy she WOUldn't marry and wanted to know if"any Western men would read this paper. If so,I am afraid to answer the question." .May V. E. Blodgett, 2431 W. Taylor St.-Let hertell it-we couldn't improve it if we tried: "Havebeen teaching in a sketchy sort of fashion, buthave now definitely abandoned myself to themuses, and am therefore deserving of your utmostsympathy. Am living in the hope that when Ifinally drop from the bread line my unsuspectedgenius will be discovered, and a costly monumenterected to my memory or something of the sort."Has promised to be at the reunion "corporeally, ifliving; spectrally, if dead." A very good way ofexpressing' a very good intention.Holly Reed Bennett, 923 E. 60th St.-"As a mem­ber of the U. S. Geological Survey, I spent thesummer of 1914 climbing mountains in GlacierNational Park, Mont., and that of 1915 drinkingalkali water in Northwestern. New Mexico. Anyreflections? Reflections come from smooth surfaces.I'm unmarried, therefore not bald-headed."Genevieve Bishop, 5437 Woodlawn Ave.-"My jobis called 'United Charities Visitor.' I visit thepoor to find out what the trouble is; I visit therelatives to see if they can help; the employer tosee if he'll give the man a job; the doctor to getdiagnosis and treatment for the sick; the rich tosecure funds; and the church for assistance andadvice. Then I visit the poor family again to givethem what they need-money, medicine, groceries,job or curtain lecture. I've been at this a year.It's interesting, but not lucrative!"Abraham Moses Block, 1241 IndelJendence Blvd.­Abraham writes: "No business; no job. Fortunateenough to keep away from worry or work. Havestudied law for two quarters, studied. Psychologyand Sociology in our Alma Mater for five quarters,and built air castles for one quarter; furnishedvaluable aid to Snell noise orchestra and Snell­Hitchcock fights. Not married, just phoning, writ­ing, talking love and dreaming it-that's all!"Freda Marie Bright, 232 E. Garfield Blvd.-1914-15 Principal of Richmond (Ill.) High School; 1915-16 Guthrie (Okla.) H. .S, She teaches German andEnglish, and says she has used many stories of theUniversity in her work. She expects to continueteaching.Arline Henrietta Brown, 3861 Lake Park Ave.­"No business, no job. From all I hear, I am theonly loafer in our class, but as to not being busy,do not imagine that I stay at home with my handsfolded. Oh, no!" We happen to know that Arlineis an ardent campfire guardian. We knew shewould be at the reunion. It WOUldn't be a realreunion without her.Mildred Parker Brown, 519 N. l\lonroe se., Peoria"nl.-Mildred, has been doing hospital laboratorywork and is going to continue along this line untilthe summer of 1917, notWithstanding the fact thatshe was married on March 25th to Dr. W. L.Brown (Rush, 1916). In 1917 they are going tohousekeeping in Chicago.296 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEHelena Burgess, 222 S. Glenwood Ave., Peoria,1ll.-0n September 5, 1914, she engaged passagefor Hamburg, expecting to attend the University ofBerlin. The Kaiser heard of it and ordered hershut out, because of his opposition to educatingthe women of the race. She says that the GreekTheatre at the University of California draws verywell, yet notwithstanding she yearns for the Chi­cago men. And being away from them, she is ofnecessity still unmarried. At present she is teach­ing Latin with Gladys Ditewig at Bradley Insti­tu teo Helena promises to come to the reunion ifwe can guarantee her another case of infectedtonsils so that she could have a private reunionwith the nice internes at the Presbyterian Hospital.Notwithstanding, intends marriage this spring to aColgate University Delta U man.Reginald S. Castleman, 6146 University A ve.­Rege sent in $1.00, but no description of his activi­ties, so here goes: He is now a graduate studentof History at the University, but still finds timeto attend the m err' s dinners at Kuntz Remmler's.Hopes to spend next year in Spain studying-wedon't know what.Ernrna Chandler, Stillwater, Okla.-"I am Assist­ant State Agent in charge of home demonstrationwork in Oklahoma."1\'Iargaret S. Chaney, 10828 S. Western Ave.­Attended Chicago Normal School with Ruth Morse,Miriam Baldwin, Lillian Swawite, Bertha Reis,Margaret Fuchs and Lynne Sullivan-which is cer­tainly a' very elite and ambitious outfit. "I amteaching Domestic Science, and for this reason feelvery confident, as far as this experience mightrelate to my married life-which I pray is not fardistant."Caroline Marte Cossum, Aurora, l\'Iinn.-"I taughtone year in a small college in Evansville, Wis.,where I was professor and head of the Departmentof French and English. I have been attending theChicago Normal College. The first of April I tooka position in Aurora, Minn., teaching mathematics.I intend to teach until I find the man with thedark red-brown hair, then I'll turn my attentionsto him and the rest of the family. Have caughtfleeting glimpses of Mr. Libonati at the Normal.He seems as happy and popular as could be ex­pected of the handsomest man of the class of '14,in a school of 800 girls."John J. Clea,ry, Jr., 216 S. Scoville Ave., OakPark, Ill.-Jack already is "member of the firm."The firm is Rockwell & Cleary, General InsuranceAgents. His commentator knows Jack is gettingalong famously and is sure the class would like tohear it. He says his future work is along thesame lines as today until the office boy succeedshim. Says he has his eye "peeled for the rightgirl."Phoebe Clover, 5438 Hyde Park Blvd.-Did gradu­ate work at the University, 1914-15. TaughtBotany in Dundee (Ill.) High School, 1915-16. Shesays she is not married because "it takes two topull off a stunt like that." She will bring EdithDuff Gwinn (who is teaching Biology at Goshen,Ind.) to the reunion, for "it's nineteen fourteenforever." Amen!Ogden Goleman, 7 N. Wabash Ave.-"Went toOregon (state, not town) when college closed andspent five· months raising those great, big Oregonapples-the· kind that weigh a pound and a quar­ter. Honest, no kidding. When I returned toChicago a year ago last fall I got into the toygame with the American Flyer Mfg. Co., makingmechanical trains and other mechanical toys. Busi­ness is booming and we are now taking ordersfor delivery three years in advance. Orders placedby graduates now for future delivery will receiveparticular attention.. Married? You bet, this isthe life. Rowena Kirby-Smith Buck from Sewa­nee, Tenn., 'February 19, 1916. Drop in and callon us at 334 Park avenue, River Forest."Thomas E. Coleman, 1\'Iadison, Wis.-"Manufac­turing mechanical oilers may not seem very ro­mantic and it probably isn't, but it's a good dealbetter than a great many other things." And Tomwrites that "business is good." Certainly doessound commercialized. Tom has been gettingaround a good deal, and has been do irrg a lot oftravelling, especially in the East.1\'Ierle Crowe Coulter. 5532 Kenwood Ave.-Taughtin Williams College, Ma ss., last year and had achance to .see some.' of the' "big" Eastern colleges."Married on June 10, 1914, to the: science ofBotany, but find the wife deadly dull at times,a.n d never very thrilling. The one child (of mybrain) died an untimely death on account of acritical difficulty with its hypothesis." But whenit comes to real marriage, "to a female woman," then Merle is afraid that "his knowledge of vege­tables is not a very valuable asset for courtship."Miss Lulu Coy, 7631 S. Green St.-"Have taughtEnglish in high school at Fredericktown, Mo., fortwo years; seeing that they all get as big a doseof Thackeray, Scott and Eliot as I did once. Ihave regretted that I did not have time while incollege to get better acquainted with my class-. mates. Merely keeping in touch with the Univer­sity through the Alumni Magazine is an inspira­tion."(Ed.-The Magazine is getting to be more of aninspiration every month; other Alumni are findingthis out in pleasingly large numbers.)Our Bond SalesmenWillard P. Dickerson, 6025 KimbarI.: Ave.-Bill,formerly connoisseur in "American Art" and assist­ant to Mast in General Lit, spent one year on afarm in Nebraska, and saw the Illinois Steel Com­pany safely through financial crisis. He still ex­pects to be a farmer. (Ed.-We don't get this.He was always pretty much like one when weknew him.)Gladys A. Ditewig, 221 Fredonia Ave., Peoria,Ill.-"Teaching Latin and Greek at Bradley Poly­technic Institute at Peoria. Engaged to V. F.Swain, Ph .. D., '14. Will try and make reunion."Alice Y. Dorsey, 112 Clay St., Henderson, Ky.­"Ev'er . since I graduated in June, 1914;' I havebeen teaching Latin in t h e- High School here inHenderson. I am afraid I can't be in Chicago forthe reunion, because school does not close untilJune 9. I hope to be there in the summer quarter."1\'Iarie Dye, 6118 Woodlawn Ave.-"Last year Istayed home and in the summer went to the Expo­sition. This year I have been taking work in theChemistry Department at the U. of C. in hopes ofsome time getting a Master's degree.", Emanuel B. F'lnk, 5535 1\'Iaryland Ave.-Taughtin the Wilds of West Virginia "among the wood­hicks and hillbillies"· during 1914 and 1915, and isnow a Fellow in Pathology at the University."Surely coming to the reunion-wouldn't miss it,"he says.Suzanne Fisher, 1\'Iacomb, Ill.-"Been instructingthe well-born but poorly instructed youth of Dallas,Texas, in the intricacies of French grammar; alsolearning a lot myself from my French and Belgianfriends-refugees from the war. Spent summerTHE I9I4 ROLL CALL 2971915 in a camp for girls in Maine. Married!should say not! Lo ts of people are, though, andseem mighty happy. Adelaide Roe Polke tells. meMary and Horace Scruby are coming to live inDallas, but I haven't been able to find them yet.Were getting up a U. of C. Club that's going to bea winner for spirit and pep."Horace C. Fitzpatricl{, Tulsa, Okla.-"I am nowin the Secret Service Department of the PrairieOil & Gas Co. I am what is k n o w n as a Scout(and a darned good one, you are, Fifz) and amassigned to a district where I am supposed to knowthe depth of all wells, drillings, production ofwells, etc." Horace is living at the Y. M. C. A.Wh oe ve r would have thought it? Naively admitsthat he has his eye on John D. Rockefeller's job,but also admits there are a few preliminary steps.Speaking of steps-is the censorship of dancing stillpart of your job, Fitz? The only reason Charles isnot married is the high cost of living.Rachel M, Foote, Bonham, Texas.-Was head ofthe English Department in the High School atPalestine, Texas, during the year 1914-15. She saysshe got the position, notwithstanding strong com­petition, merely because she was a graduate ofChicago. This year she taught in the High Schoolat Paris, Texas, until a recent fire deprived her ofher job. She saw Suzanne Fisher in Dallas. Willbe at the reunion if possible.Let.it ia U. Fyffe, 427 Wrightwood Ave.-"FromJune, 1914, to 'June, 1915, I was in England. Sixmonths of that time I was studying and writingin London. At present I have a scholarship in theSch o o I of Civics." Letitia could tell a lot of realnews of the great war, if she cared to-how sheand her aunt turned their home into an emergencyRed Cross shelter and how she administered tothe wounded British as they were brought backfrom "the front. But, like all real heroines, she istoo modest, and we will have to wait for thereunion for all the details.Celia Gfickrnan, 928 W. 14th St.-"I took up aone-year course at the Chicago Normal College, andam now cadeting at the Foster Schoo]. Expect toteach."Fr-ances Goodhue, 245 Linden Ave.-"At presentI am loafing at home before taking up a new posi­tion. I have been General Secretary of the CityY. W, C. A. at La Crosse, Wis., running the board­ing house, organizing clubs for working and ado-Art Goodman in the South lescent girls, teaching Bible classes, rescuing wivesfrom drunken husbands, conducting meetings, play­ing detective against an escaped convict and inother ways filling in the hours between 7 a. m.and midnight. Since then I have been ExtensionSecretary in the Y. W. C. A. at Battle Creek,Mich., where I visited employed girls at noon, or­ganized noon clubs and programs." Don't. be satis­fied with saying you "want to be at the reunion."You be there-that's all.Arthur T. Goodman, 1366 East 52nd St.-Peddledadvertising space for the "Trib" for a year and ahalf, and is now "travelling in the South for theAmerican Radiator Co., interesting the charmingSoutherners in the value of Steam and Hot Waterheat for the Home. They need it-whoever calledthis the 'Balmy South' was thinking of somethingelse. It's a hard, cold world, and the pickingsare awfully lean, since my hair began falling out.""Veil, he hasn't got anything on (or off) HowieMurray and a few others we could mention.John Ashbel Greene, 1158 E. 54th Place.-"Spentfirst summer after graduation wandering aroundEngland. Returned to Chicago six weeks afteroutbreak of war and started a war of my own inthe rank of the Chicago Telephone Company.After spending one year in the Accounting De­partment learning that 2 and 2 equals 4, I wastransferred to the Traffic Department, where Iseem to be fixed for life. Do a bit of everything,and say, 'Yes, sir,' to everybody, the office boyincluded."Eva Griswold, 5831 Kenwood Ave.-Has special­ized as a teacher of mental defectives in the Chicagopublic schools; is also doing graduate work at theUniversity of Chicago. Hopes to carry out someof her theories and methods for teaching psycho­pathic children.Rhoda I. Hammill (Pfeiffer), Tulsa" Okla.-Mrs.Hammill writes: "For one weary year (1914-1915)taught youthful citizens of Saginaw, Mich., themysteries of X, Y and Z; and Physiography. FromSeptember to middle November (1915) camped onOsage Indian Reservation in Oklahoma. Since lastDecember have been assistant to my husband, oilgeologist for one of the large petroleum companies."Harvey Louis Harris, 5000 Ellis Ave.-Presidentof the National Car Corporation and active headof the Hom.e Wrecking Division of the ChicagoHouse Wrecking Company; spends his time scam­pering from Texas to Montana, occasionally drop­ping off in town to keep things stirring. Is develop­ing into a regular "man about town," and hasqualified as a public chauffeur for destitute class­mates. Has done more work as chairman of theAlumni than he ever did before in his life. "Willbe at the reunion holding up the tent."Maurice Leo Heller, 4508 Ellis Ave.-"Maurie"Heller writes he has been travelling most of thetime through nearby states "trying to load. upcustomers with jewelry that turns green in thespring"; also we imagine he might have "some­thing nice" for any of our "Diamond Club."Margaret Hi.elscher, 517 Lime St., Joliet, Ill.­"I am teaching in the Manhattan High Schoolwhen not occupied in enjoying life. My work isextremely light-only twelve classes per day, so Ifrequently indulge in day-dreams about the goodold days when we were all young and frivolousmembers of the 1914 class at the University. Whatdo you mean-politics? Sure, I try to stand highin the regard of the school board members. (Theywon't see this, will they?)"A. Hlmmelblau, 1309 S. St. Louis Ave.-"I am aclerk and have been a clerk since leaving college.At first a very minor clerkship, how merely a minorclerkship. Why should a free man seek captivityeven though the chains be forged by an angel?"Edwin Walter Hirsch. 3529 Indiana Ave.­"Graduate of Rush. Working for a Master's d e­gree (trying to discover the origin of life) andintend to enter hospital in the fall. Two yearsthere as interne-snuf. I wish the class of 1914would plant some pep and spirit around the U.Greatest gift since '92." .Cora Irene Hough, 5945 Michigan Ave.-"SailedJune 14. 1914, for Germany, Switzerland and HOl­land. France and England struck off list becauseof international European war. Exciting incidentsverifying our American colors and denying thehonor of being English spies. Sailed from Rot­terdam August 29 on Rotterdam in company w lt hSchumann-Heink, Gadski, etc. Arrived ChicagpSeptember 8, with bag and baggage, minus a roltof films, and a couple of unimportant letters con­fiscated by German lieutenant. After short tripto Canada began work in Chicago Public Library298 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINENovember 18, Branch Department, transferred De­cember 26 to Hiram Kelly Branch, 62nd andNormal boulevard."Ruth Hough, 4508 Lake Park Ave.-"Besidesteaching school in a little farmhouse out in Mon­tana, I have tried to stay as close to Chicago as Ipossibly could. Is anyone in need of a goodlawyer?"Helen Johnston, Foster Hall, U. of C.-"Havebeen General Secretary of the League at the Uni­versity since January, 1915, because I felt theUniversity needed some 1914 blood to keep thingsmoving. I would like to be advised when the mat­rimonial bureau of good old '14 will be organized,as some of us are getting desperate. Suggest youuse the 'Diam.ond Club'-Betsy & Howie, Peggy &Rod, Streetie & John, Ruth & Ernie, Earle & Mi­riam-as a nucleus. They might help us out. Oh,yes-put Harriet & Bill on as honorary m.embers."Sarah Van Hoasen Jones, 4845 Calumet Ave.­Has been studying Agriculture at the University ofWisconsin and expects to get her M. S. this June.She is to become a scientific agriculturist. Shesays that she saw Marie Dye at Christmas time,still plugging away over in Kent. It's natural thatSarah is strong f'o r woman's suffrage.Amelia Kandzia., 3732 Irving Park Blvd.-"Aftera whole year at Normal, I am now teaching tuber­cular boys in a sanitarium. Just an ordinaryschoolma'rm. Do I like the work? You bet I do!I expect to be back teaching high school in Chi­cago later."Phil Kea.rney (address unknown) .-"Phil Kear­ney, I believe, has jumped into the selling gamefor a big manufacturing house."-(Contribution.)Jsabel Street Kendrick, Michigan City, Ind.-"Iam leading a quiet, peaceful life." Corn m.it te eunderstands Isabel is the official chaperon for JohnPerlee and Helen Street. May her duties endsoon.Lloyed E. Le Due, Huron, Adz., care Big LedgeDevelopment Co.-Has been an engineer in chargeof the field work at the mines of the Big LedgeDevelopment Co. since leaving college-working 18hours a day. Will continue in this field indefinitelydespite the fact that Arizona is a dry. state. "Due"seems rather offended at the "marriage question.""Two people can't live as cheaply as one. Have allI can do to support myself, and besides I get totown often enough to keep broke."Helen A. Lee, 3846 Ellis Ave.-Last year-first,for six weeks assistant manager of the SuffrageClub; second, substituting in Luncheon Departmentat the University-for a month; third, instructor inthe Institutional Department of the School of Do­mestic Arts and Science. 'I'h is year-during fall quarter, post-graduate work o n the campus andpart-time teaching. Is now teaching cooking andchemistry in Cambridge, Wis.Lydia Lee, 5603 Dorchester Ave.-"For a year.after leaving college I taught in Centralia, a beau­teous spot in the Egyptian territory of this state.Now I am 'fortunate enuf' to be the head of theEnglish Department in the 'Pullman Free Schoolof Manual Training.' A big title, but the schoolis worth it. I am trying to make use of moderncollege. methods in my work at Pullman. Thoseinterested come and watch the process."George Leisure, Cambridge, J\fass.-At Cam­bridge, Ma ss., studying law; claims his "bondagewill end soon," and he'll be back West. Says heis running absolutely "unattached," doesn't drink,gamble or chew. (We are glad to hear that Har­vard has not changed his moral fibre.) Easilymade into a "home" man. W'h a dd.yrnea n-e-I ea pyear?Warren B. Leonard, care Y. J\I. C. A., GreatFalls., Mont.-"Shorty" is very active making ab­stracts of title in the best town (in his opinion)between Chicago and Seattle. "Eddie and ElmerNett, ex-'14-ers, Psi U's, are ranching near Au­gusta, Mont., in the foothills of the Rockies, closeby, to keep me company." He reports that hiscollege education has been extremely valuable,especially as far as his penmanship is concerned.Shorty's idea is that a college education is bene­ficial in after life in direct ratio -of one's powerto forget it. Judging by his spelling, he certainlyhas benefited. (As member of the Committee, youare expected at the reunion of '14.-H. L. Ha.rr is.)Erling H. Lunde, 6625 Olympia Ave.-"Assistantto the Superintendent and Treasurer, AmericanIndustrial Co. (piano hardware manufacturers)."Old Hjorthog wanted to be sure that we got thatstraight, so he printed it. Spends his mornings inthe factory and studies forge and machine shopduring the afternoon. Pretty soft to work for yourfather and keep on g'o i n g to school, but anyonethat knows Erling knows he isn't a shirker, andthe day will come when "Lunde" will mean whatSteinway or Mason and Hamlin mean today. (Wedon't mind giving him the boost.)Wm. H. Lyman, Security Bldg .• Chicago.-"Dailyschedule: 6 :29 a. m. I turn off the alarm which isabout to ring; 6 :32 a. m. exercise in the parlor,touch my tootsies 73 times, raise 53 toothpicks;6 :45 a. m., dress easily, as there is but one necktiefrom which to select; 7 :00 a. m., dejeuner. (Judand I have a pancake-eating contest-honorseven); 7 :23 a. rn., board 1. C. "Plute" Special(Brothers Greene and Rehm occasionally present);7:40 a. m., beat into the wind along Madison street(The same dogged faces); 9:00 a. m .. , entertainTHE 1914 BASEBALL TEAi\'IBy These Presents We Challenge Any Class Team at the ReunionTHE 1914 ROLL CALL 299college f r ie nd s selling life insurance, bonds andpaint; 11:45 a. m., sliced bananas and grahamcrackers (Pay as I enter); 11:50, refuse leap yearproposal, as. I am too young; 12 :30 p. m. say 'Yes,sir,' and 'I quite agree with you, sir' (Blessed arethe meek); 5 :45 p. m., engine 1430, second car, facethe lake; 6: 50 p. rn., overture, 'The Girl and theGame,' Fatty and Mabel; intermission, secondshow; 8: 30 p. m., write loan fund duns and anoccasional receipt; 9 :30 p. m., cultural pursuits(Read 1913 copies of 'System'); 10:00; now I layme." (Typical Bill. Nuf sed! From the schedule,his work seems to be the least important part ofhis day. He draws his pay check from the Uni­ve rs l ty in its real estate office.-Ed.)''''alter Z. Lyon, 4722 Ellis Ave.-"At the presenttime I an, a.sstst.ing Mr. Julius Rosenwald in accu­mulating enough surplus to enable him to donateanother building. Previous to this occupation Iconfined my attentions to the moving picture in­dustry, but the inability of the various theatermanagers to appreciate the worth of my filmsnecessitated my withdrawal from that field. I amnow engaged in the furniture department of Sears,Roebuck, where, if I had an assistant, I would behead office boy, but unfortunately I have no assist­ant. I received one real benefit from the University-four years of the Commons will harden anystomach against the fodder of a downtown' bean­ery."E. Ii. l\'IacDonald, 5604 Dorchester Ave.-"I amworking with the Mernbe rsh ip Committee of theIllinois Manufacturers' Association and have man­aged to secure some forty-odd new members in thelast year, in spite of hard times. I am not marriedbecause it's 'darn hard to make a dollar,' but havean excellent prospect and hope to be able to swingit financially this year. I must have time, but Ifully. expect' to be a millionaire. Will be there withboth front feet."Blanche A. Mason, 425 Ravine Place, HighlandPark, Ill.-"My job, if any, is acting as extra girlfor a well-known motion picture company out .her ein California, where the indifferent health of mymother causes me to interne myself for severalmonths of each year. The Jarr family does notencourage matrimony among its members. Youwill note that Suzanne Fisher, Mabel de la Mater,Letitia Fyffe and I are not married, and CharlotteViall, though engaged, has not yet taken the step.I am g o i n g to continue to write, and am g otn g onthe stage." She will represent 1914. at the IdaNoyes Hall dedication.Burdette P. Mast, 1719 E. 54th St.-"Have beenwith the 100% Efficiency Magazine, and it is a'beaner.' Except for occasional trips-(and theyhave become very mysterious of late-Ed.)-I havebeen in Chicago since graduation."Rudy Dole l\latthews, 6711 Stewart Ave.-Rudywrites: "Ten days after convocation in June, 1914,I went to work on the mailing desk of the HarrisTrust & Savings Bank, and now after a year andthree-quarters, after trials and tribulations andmany fine trips through the Middle West buyingbonds, I have landed in the Sales Department andexpect to be on the road steadily in Illinois."(Ed.-Sounds just like him. Come on, Iets getcl ubby.)l\'[a.ry Eugene l\'[aver, 6138 Woodlawn Ave.-As­sistant Research Chemist for the O. S. A. SpragueMemorial Laboratory of the Children's MemorialHospital, and hopes "to some day get her Ph. D.,or M. D." And' yet she sort of wishes she hadspent more t ime with her fellow-fourteeners. And.so we do, because we're both the losers. Make agood resolution, and be sure to come to the reunion.Isabel l\'IcMillan, 115' Lincoln Blvd., Omaha,Nebr.-Has been teaching English and Local His­tory in the High School of Commerce, Omaha, backin her old home town. (We asked .ror entire life'ssong and this is all we got. Don't blame forsca.rc it y of "local color."-Ed.)Arthur Bennett Mercer, 193 N. Harrison Ave.,Kankakee, Ill.-"After a two-year Divinity course,am now pastor of First Baptist Church of Kanka­kee, Ill. Married very happily." (About that con­tribution to our· fund-what time does 'your trainget in ?-Ed.) .Jacob l\leyer, 1234 S. Jndenendence Blvd.-"Havejust completed work at Rush Medical College andw il l receive the degree of Doctor of Medicine, June,1916. Returned to the University for Master'sdegree." So' wrapped up in his work he found littletime to write us fully, but if he shows up at thereunion it will help some.Marguerite l\liller, 1948 S. Horuan Ave.-,."Havetaught school for nine months. The job includedchaperoning, planning parties, organizing a girls' club, and getting one's picture taken. v�"ith thefaculty. Took a course at School of CIVICS, halfof w h'ich consisted of listening to inspiring lecturesand the other half visiting charming Italian fami­lies. It would warm your heart, too, if a black­eyed Italian girl picked a bunch of black-eyedSusans for you." You think it WOUldn't, Marguer­ite'? Just bring 'em on.Nancy Miller, 5520 Woodlawn Ave.-"The firstyear after college I stayed in Chicago and mostlyamused myself. This year I decided to see if Texascould offer any adventures. I have been teachingmathematics in Miss Hockaday's School for Girls,in Dallas. Married? Now, really, how exceedinglypersonal this is becoming. You know it's most im­portant to find someone amiable enough to standmy terrible temper. The search takes time."After the Normal-Then \Vhat?Robert W. Miller, 5542' Blackatone Ave.-'-"A stockbroker associated with Jones & Baker"; soundspretty good-and his overcoat seems to bear himout. Looks as if Bob had an inside t ip on some"War Bride." We would like to write more aboutyou, Bob, but if you won't fill out ,Your third. degreeblank it's your own funeral. Gomg to sprrng thegirl as a surprise on us at the reunion?Ruth Carpenter Morse, 722 Independence Blvd.­Reports herself in the bread line or waiting list ofcandidates for the Chicago teaching force. Theauthorities are unable to determine which depart­ment needs her support most urgently, and there­fore have carefully a ssl g ried her to different workin the various districts for only short periods.Oakley Kendall Morton, care S. A. E. House,Stanford University, C'al.-"Since leaving Chicago,June, 1915, it's been Morton vs. Stanford UniverSityLaw School, and hope the verdict will be a J. D.this coming May. Plan to locate in SouthernCalifornia, so decided to finish out here and geta taste of the Codes. Fine University and all'regular fellows' here, and I enjoy the change.Would sure like to be back for the reunion, butafraid can't do it. No,. sir, not married. It's hardenough to grind out law on fraternity meals, tothink of doing it on half-cooked food and washingdishes at night, etc. Nothing doing!"Howell Worth Murray, 6548 Woodlawn Ave.­"Early after my escape I hit the Vinegar Trail,.wh lch is trade language for selling Tobey Polish­a most wonderful liquid cleaner. for furniture andautomobiles (Adv.). It actually takes all my timeand pays well enough to feed and clothe me. It isthe most fun I have had to date, and I expect to300 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEreally make some money out of it eventually.People have said many things about me, some ofwhich were untrue, but those who have said I amgetting bald were right. I am sure the future hasa roseate hue, but the mist is still pretty thickbetween me and it."Loyd N eff', Faculty Box 17, University of Chi­cago.-"Sitting on my favorite chair in the De k eHouse and studying Agriculture as a side line.Learning to shove the bull according to the latestscientific methods. Figuring balanced rations forall kinds of animals and hoping to be able to main­tain a family at some future date more economi­cally thereby, and to improve the digestibility offriend wife's (to be-found) cooking. Advice givento matrimonially inclined fourteeners. Amen."Will he be at the reunion? You can bet he will­"hanging around the old tent, looking for Lib,Harve, Howie, Art, Bill (no, not Bill-he'll belooking for me with that note of mine) and allthe rest of the gang." And you can bet we'll belooking for you, Loyd.W. O. Nelson, Downers Grove, Ill.-"I am at­tending Yale University, studying law." Hope youare showing what a better school you left behind!Patty Thurn Newbold, 1055 'Cherokee Road, Louis­ville, Ky.-"September, 1914, I began teaching His­tory and Art at the Eastern Departmental Schoolin my home town." When it comes to the valueof an eddication, our Southern friend says: "It'shelping me so much that I'd be perfectly lost with­out it. J'ust at present I'm more grateful forPhysiography than anything else." There's noth­ing like praise and soft soap; that pleases thefaculty and mebbe Patty is a-comin' back for somemo' wuk at the University. "Now, look yere, efyou-all caint get back to that there reunion, there'sshore goin' ter be some ruction-fm telling you,"are her parting words.Nelson H. Norgren, Sale Lake City, Utah.-Direc­tor. of Athletics in the University of Utah. Axe isevery bit as good a coach as he was an athlete,and we fourteeners know what that means. Herecently won the national championship with hisbasket-ball team. He has promised to be at thereunion, and claims to "be in training." Justwhat he means by this we do not know, but wehave a faint recollection of an earnest young manseriously addressing the wild lake waves thatmemorable night of convocation and affirming thathe "was a Ph. B., even if it did take me four yearsto get it.". Don't fail us, Norg; we'll be waiting foryou.Maurice E. Ottosen, 1201 E. 60th St.-"Till June,1915, graduate student specializing in geology.Worked in copper mines at Bisbee, Ariz., as alaborer during summer of 1915. Returned to Chi­cago late in September, 1915, to take job as employ­ment agent for the U. of C. Haven't been firedyet."Charles O. Parker, Beardstown, ilL-Is practic­ing law with a firm in the Rookery Bldg., Chicago,and must be pretty busy, for he didn't take timeto say any more than that. We hope Charlie iskeeping his eye peeled for some future stars forStagg's track teams.George Doney Parkinson, 331 Judge Bldg., SaltLake City, Utah.-Has "law offices." Says he hasdeveloped a wonderful appetite, but we don't knowfor what. It can't be for food. He never ateexcept very early mornings and very late nights.In answer to our question whether Doney wasmarried. he wrote: "My attention completely occu­pied with other business of a more remunerativecharacter." (Now we know what he has developedan appetite for.-Ed.)Della I. Patterson, 5730 Kenwood Ave .. -"TheChicago Musical College is my latest Alma Mater.After leaving the dear old U. of C., I decided upona musical career for myself, so I have spent thelast year and a half trying to assimilate a littletheory. I trust you will handle this informationwith the strictest confidence. With my earningsI have started a bank account. You know, a dollaropens cne! And now comes the secret-Sh! I amafraid some man will marry me for my money!Indeed I shall be back for the reunion. Please re­serve a chair in the tent for me. I love to gossip."Roderick Peattie, Geological Mus'eum" Cambridge,Mass.-"One year graduate Geology and geographyat Chicago. This year the same at Harvard, underChicago's good friend, Professor Atwood. Am as­'sisting in connection with Harvard University andRadcliffe College. ,I am going to teach the subjects(God willing) in which I specialized. Ben Cohenis here.in fourth year law and averaging 12 hoursa day working. George Leisure, '14, is here. Some­times I get to New York to see Margaret Rhodes. New York is full of fourteeners. Sally 'I'h.om pso nlives in Boston and lets me call once in a while;also she sometimes feeds me, but not always."Rod isn't married yet, but has all the arrange­m e n t s made. "George Kasai, '13, says that Har­vard is all right unless you have been to Chicagofirst. And he, poor man. had not even the advan­tages that a '14 man had."John Perlee, 1822 Monroe St.-"Have been watch­ing small town credits f o r Swift & Company sinceleaving college, .a l so watching a certain young ladyover West." Married? Yes. To w h o m ? Can'tsay. When? Don't know. Happy? Not yet.(The above we most carefully noted, as John askedus particularly not "to get these answers mixedup."-Ed.) .Rilding W. Peterson, 9·942 Avenue L.-"Sincegraduation I have been loafing, reading proof,teaching and preparing myself for secretarial work.Up to September, 1915, all I had done was readingproof. Since that time I have taught three monthsin the High School at Vandalia, Ill. I expect toteach or do secretarial work. I am not married.Cur me querellis exanimas tuis? I agree withHorace (i. e., not F'itzpatrick)." She is interestedin politics. "I worked to elect Olson in 1915; helost. I worked for a Thompson man, 1916; he lost,too (all Thompson men should, the editor of theletter interrupts). Score, 000." (Better luck nexttime)."S. F. Peterson, Box 487, Tulsa, Olda.-"Geologistfor Roma Oil Company-in other words, lookingfor the stuff that makes men donate universities­and makes others paupers."Dorothy Ph ilbr-lck, 4222 Kenmore A.Ye.-Sheteaches French in North Carolina State NormalCollege at Greensboro, N. C., and states that mostof the stuff she hands out to her "pupils" she hasacquired since leaving college. Dorothy says thatthe U. of C. stands triple A-I in Dixie.Paul Pierce (address unlcnown) .-Paul Pierce,when last heard from, was leaving for the Philip­pines to do educational work there.Stanley R. Pierc.e, 4847 Grand Blvd.-With A. B.Leach & Co. The only one of the class so far thathas gone into politics. Before graduation he was acandidate for State Treasurer and after a longcampaign succeeded in beating a blacksmith forlast place. The one man who has done more thanall others to keep 1914-ers out of the politicalgame.Waiter S. Poague, 5100 Kimbark Ave.-"In refer­ence to my work, all that is not contained in thevolume 3 of 1916 Daily Police Reports is as fol­lows: Get up at 8 :45 (or later-depends on luck),have breakfast, repair to Woodlawn Trust & Sav­ings Bank and sell mortgages. Have lunch, dinner,and go to bed. Bob Miller is sitting here nowcounting his money from the last flier in the stockmarket. Suggest that the class invite R. B. M., togive them a party." W'h a t about this, Bob? Youknow us!Helene Pollak, 4514 Oakenwa.ld Ave.-"I loafedunhappily from June, 1914, to October, 1914. ThenI went to business college intermittently for fivemonths. Took first position for two weeks as reliefstenographer to my brother in July, 1915 (he saidit was a relief when I left). In September, 1915,I became secretary of the Chicago Little Theater,and am still there and like it very much. Imbuedwith modern ideas as I am, I feel I should notmarry until I can support a husband in the styleto which he has been accustomed."]\!Iaurice A. Polfak, 4514 Oakenwald Ave.-"Leftcollege end of sophomore year, about June 18, 1912,and started to work about June 19. Have been atit steadily ever since. I am' sorry that I cannotas yet relate a spectacular rise from office boy topresident, but I now suffer under the title 'Managerof Chicago Office' and peddle conveying machineryaround this part of the country for the Alvey­Ferguson Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. Not married be­cause T'rn naturally shy, but this is my first leapyear since becoming of age, so I am waiting inhopes. I am interested enough in politics to voteevery election, even walking four blocks out ofmy way."lliiles O. Price, 1005 S. 5th se., Champaign, Ill.­"Running stacks in University of Illinois libraryand attending library school. Real work-dividedbetween fighting for Chicago against these barba­rians (before the football games it's awful) andsubmitting to operations. T'h e y ought to give amajor C to loyal Chicago men living at a rivalUniversity. Illinois loves us as we do Mexico.Yes, I married Fannie J. Elliott, '13, in January,1915, when she hopped across the continent toTHE 1914 ROLL CALL 301rescue me from a hospital. Happy? You know it.Only family is a dog of a million breeds, but nobrains."Ruth �I. Rathbun, Wayne, Ill.-She has beeninstructor of mathematics in the Douglas HighSchool, Douglas, Ariz., watching battles from house­tops, as well as giving the line A B equal to theline A' B'. "I believe '14 one of the most demo­cratic, loyal and energetic classes our Alma Matercan boast." (Adv.)Adeline A. Rassman, 809 Sheridan Road.-"I de­cided not to leave Chicago to teach; so did aquarter of graduate work in German. Then Iworked at the Board of' Recommendations at theUniversity for eight months. I took a sixth gradeposition in the Jewish Training School and amenjoying my work. This summer I shall teach inthe su rn m e r school for five weeks."Fitz, the Oil ScoutErnest R. Reichmann, 1501 Corn Exchange BankBldg.-"I studied law one year at the Universityafter that sad convocation of June, .1914. In Sep­tember, 1915, after a trip through Canada and downthrough the Fair, I started to work with the lawfirm of Judah, Willard, Wolf & Reichmann. (Adv.)I'm not married, because such an act would bepremature at this time, but, as soon as enough ofmy friends get in trouble and 'need a good lawyer'I'll do it. I am still trying to be aesthetic andintellectual."Margaret Riggs, 1544 E. 61st St.-"After leavingcollege I worked four months for a civic concern­then gave it up and attended 'Moser Shorthand &Typewriting College,' and this year was fortunatein getting a position as teacher in the CommercialDepartment of the Oak Park and River ForestTownship High School."Arthur G. Bubovtts, 4439 Drexel Blvd.-He iscustodian of the hell-box in his father's print shop,where he has been working for two years, in recog­nition of an equal term of service-of a differentnature, however-rendered by his father, way backin the early nineties. Arthur's rapid and bril­liant advance has vitiated completely this old andburdensome indebtedness. Concerning marriage heventures to say that nothing is of less consequenceand that the circumstances don't warrant it in thisday and age.Oscar F. Rusch, 6431 S. Sangamon St.-"Wasprincipal of St. Stephens Lutheran School, Chicago. Am about to go ·to Concordia College, a Lutheranhigh and normal. school, River Forest, Ill., as in­structor. Married to Miss Adelia Biermann, 1912.Family? Sure, a boy of three years."Marga,ret Rhodes, (until June) 12 W. 9th St.,New York City.-"I have plenty of busy-ness, butno· job. This year I have spent each day fromnine to six in the study of photography. Next yearI hope to have the class stand by an old memberand assure me plenty of jobs-at ten dollars per."We. don't want to discourage Margaret, but weimagine that all of the class who still have tendollars left next year can be easily included in onesmall group without straining her wide-angle lensdangerously.William Lane Rehm, (We thought his name was"Rube") 5316 Drexel Ave.-"Soon after college Istarted in the wholesale hardware business withHibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. I am still there."Rube must contemplate becoming a hobo, for hesays that his plans for future work are "rest andtravel." Some people certainly have fat-reachingambitions. Right now he has a trip from HydePark to the loop every day, and what does hethink could be more restful than his present job ofsorting nails all day in a nice, cool basement?Lathrop E. Roberts" Univ,ersity of Pittsburgh,Pittsburgh, Pa.-"Instructor in Chemistry, Univer­sity of Pittsburgh. Unfortunately will be unable tobe with you at the reunion, as I shall have towear a cap and gown and be on show at convoca­tion at Pittsburgh."Ruth Sanderson, 723 Franklin St., Danville, 111.­"A very gullible board of education was willing torisk it, and for two years I have been intrustedwith some cherubs in Greenfield, Ill. In order toconvince the populace that I am a valuable assetto their community I hand forth some History,or some English to the assembled classes, andinspire said cherubs w i th Napoleon, Browning orTeddy Linn's 'Essentials of English Corn posf t io n.' "Herman Da.vis Schaeffer, 1406 E. 57th St.-"Well,I have been engaged in the promotion of TobeyPolish. You know what it is, of course-the oldshop formula of the Tobey Furniture Company, andthe finest preparation in the world for the care offine surfaces of. varnish, shellac and enamel (fulldescriptive matter on request). But when I reflectthat I hold a diploma from the University, a.ndwhat's more, when I recall that I am a 1914-er­one of that chosen band, the like of which neverhas been or never more will be-I just stick outmy chest and fill my lungs with fresh air, carbu­reted to the right proportion with the fumes ofBull'Durham, and think, thinks I, 'What differencedoes it make, anyway, what people say aboutme?' "O. E. Seaton, Guthrie, Okla.-"I am principal ofthe High Sch oo l here at Guthrie. Freda �larieBright has German and English here in the HighSchool." "Seat," you certainly should be coachingsome basket-ball team after playing on four 1914championship teams. "Classes '13 and '15." Pleasecopy.Mary E:ffie Shambaugh, Clinton, lowa.'--"I amnow attending Sargent School of Physical Educa­tion in Cambridge, Mass. Taught Latin in HighSchool at Middlesboro, Ky., last year."Elizabeth Sherer, 1358 E. 58th St.-Betsy tookher Master's degree at the University last year andis now teaching drawing, art and history at FerryHall, Lake Forest. "Michael Angelo and horse­back riding, Kenilworth and the swimming pool,perspective and faculty gym., examination plansand bird squads are all mixed, in about that orderout here. I shall probably continue to teach untilmy job is filled by someone else, and then I'll beginsomewhere else." (Don't you mean someoneelse?) Betsey has shown her loyalty by entertain­ing stray members of the class at various timesand by recommending Tobey Polish. It is rumoredthat the happy event will occur about a year fromnow. How about it?Earle A. Shilton, Hitchcock Hall, U. of C.-"Yes,in answer to the question I always bear at re­unions: Are you still in Law School? Out in June,Dean Hall willing. I am also teaching a class inPublic Speaking; but that is hardly a job. I don'thave to return for the reunion-I'm a squatter­got a claim nor' east 0' Harper. Will leave theexams for some of Ruth's chicken pie." (Earle'sremarks about marriage were too facetious for sucha staid publication as this.-Ed.)Robert E. Simond, 60026 Kenwood Ave.-Bob wasassi.stant cashier for N. W. Halsey & Co., bonds,unt il recently. He has been promoted to the buy­ing department (municipal), where he claims towork 14 hours a day. Don't strain yourself, old302 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEchap. They say "in the spring the young man'sthoughts turn to what the girls have been thinkingabout' all year." It seems to work that way forBob. He is "looking forward with anticipation tospring" and is "not averse to the proposition" ofgetting married. She must be "medium stature,pleasant, affable disposition with inclination towardmoderate wealth." (He doesn't care what colorhair she possesses. Do you' fit, girls?)Ellen Skourup, 2457 lV. North Ave.-"Teachingand tutoring have been my main hobbies; haverecently become a librarian and trying to get ac­quainted with some Psi U's in the School of Educa­tion." Expects to teach art.Three-Reel Feature-Lyon, Rehm, SteversJosephine Elizabeth S'mith, 430 8. Ashland Ave.­"I am now a mernber of the class of 1917 at RushMedical, where I am studying all the 'logy'sciences. I proposed to a man on February 29th.He accepted me. What more need be said?".Le Roy H. stone, 24 S. Wood St.-Fellow inPh a.rrnacolog y, Northwestern University MedicalSchool Junior in Medicine at Northwestern. Ex­pects to be a doctor in the course of time. "Ted"says he can't get married on $40 per! He voicesour sentiment however, by "nothing would be bet­ter than to g';t back on the campus in June."Helen Delia Street, 1952 Monroe Ave.-Reports thatfor two quarters this year in the Evening Schoolat Lew ls Institute. Subject, Cooking. Took Do­mestic Economy course there last year and receivedmy title in June, 1915." She is engaged to JohnPerlee, '14, and rumor has it that bells :vill soonbe ringing. Those courses ought to come In handylater.Helen Sinsheimer, 436 E. 49th St.-Reports thatshe is one of the �ployable, unemployed, and thatshe keeps her family busy; also that she has be­come aesthetic and much stouter since attendingthe Academy of Fine Arts and the School of Civicsand Philanthropy.Ralph W. Stansbury, Room 406, 76 W. l\Ion�St.-Ralph is a cred i t man for a large cornmercta.Ipaper house in Chicago. Writes he is "not marriedand still happy. My work makes me conservativeeven in private life; therefore, as there is a largeelement of speculation in matrimony, I have con­sidered it a trifle precarious."Martin D. Stevers, 1364 56th St.-Associate editorof Illustrated World Magazine, where he does allthe work that the editor can't or 'won't do. Maybe a real magazine man some day, unless the I., N G. is ordered down to Mexico, in which case agreaser bullet may put an abrupt end to all buddinghopes. Is too busy writing up the rest of us togive the dope on himself.Edna H. Stolz, 4827 Langley Ave.-"MY principal'job' is doing volunteer work a couple of days aweek at the Vocational Bureau of the Board ofEducation."Leon Stolz, 4827 Langley Ave.-"Since July, 1914,I have been with the Chicago Tribune. I startedOut as a reporter; then after a while I was trans­ferred to the financial department with the highsounding title, 'Railroad Editor'; a little later Iacquired the even higher sounding title, 'AssistantFinancial Editor.' When I told the class bondsalesmen about it they seemed to think I had'sorn.e job.' "Lillian C. Swawite, 4957 Vincennes Ave.-"Nor­mal school teaching modelling, writing a Germanbook, still seeking my vocation, with longings tobecome an author or a poet." Of course, she isinterested in politics-her brother-in-law is thenewly elected alderman of the Third ward.Alexander l\facqueen' Squalr, 5530 S. Park A ve.­"Chartered indefinitely by Sears, Rosenwald et al.­originators of the guarantee that stands the testin the sca.les of justice." (Adv.) Functions rangefrom order picker to business counselor. Made goodall the way. Al though not married, Alec confidesthat Ruth Morse is keeping house for him in themodel bungalow that Sears have in the householdgoods department.Lynne Sullivan, 5649 Maryland Ave.-"I amteaching in one of the Chicago public schools."Lynne insists upon marrying a man with hairsunset yellow in color-that hair about which "thepoets rave."Mary Sturges Thomas, 223 W. 18th se., Tulsa,Okla.-The lawful wedded wife of J. ElmerThomas, '13. Is part of the Chicago colony downin the oil fields where Fitzpatrick carries on hissecret work and where the tarantulas and hornedtoads make life worth living. Still she has herElmer and life has a rosy hue.Sarah Elizabeth Thompson, Newburyport, Mass.­This is all the information that Sally would vouch­safe about herself, so I guess her admiring friendswill have to tell what they know. The Thompsonfamily spend their winters in Boston arid Sally hasbeen taking a course in stenography and typewrit­ing. We hope that she will be able to come tothe reunion.Isidor Harrison 'I'umpowsky, 2224 Cortez St.­Istdor Harrison certainly is an all-around man.Look! He sends in a poem of 45 verses, which ranin the Alumni magazine of Rush Medical. Wequote at random:"Long years ago an o i l-f a.m ed manPassed over it in settlingA sum for medical advanceAnd since has caused it nettling."He stroked a southern croaking poolAnd Marsh Fields full of grievingAnd lo! the marsh became a schoolWhen other schools were leaving.""At Rush since I left the U. Was member ofstudent council in '15. Elected to Alpha OmegaAlpha, honorary medical fraternity. Finishedcourse for M. D. in March. Now at U. of C. forMaster's degree."Harriet Tuthill, 1316 Lake St., Evanston, Ill.-Nowonder Harriet was an Aide-her sense of the truthis phenomenal. In answer to the question, "Isyour college work aiding you in any way?" sheremarks, "I didn't do any." This being the onlyanswer of its kind, we are forced to conclude thatthe glorious class is composed of 500 liars andHarriet Tuthill. Her description of life since gradu­ation is brief. "Trip to England with Mary Phister,Mr. McClintock and Hilda. Fearful war experiencedrove me home. A whole year of loafing followed.I am at present busy with proresstonat shopping.Happy, yes; but 'not married. Leap year is stillyoung."Charlotte Viall, Kansas State Normal, Emporia,Kan.-"I am called Secretary of the Y. W. C. A.This means that I am housing bureau, ernp lovrne n tbureau, that I have dominion over all lost andfound treasures, from silk waists to note books;my job in chief is to supervise the work of theassociation of both the college and high school de­partments. Incidentally, I trip it through Illinois,speaking at farmers' institutes. Thus endeth myjob Of course, I must needs be a Camp F'ir-eguardian, a Sunday school teacher and the otherthings which people of leisure participate in."THE 1914 ROLL CALLBernard Walter Vinissky, 4546 Prairie Ave.­"Vin" confesses to being in a law office but (afterfour weeks on the job) hasn't attained the dignityof a title. He explains his not being married bysaving that he doesn't "make a hit with the ladieslike Bill Lyman." He will be at the reunion "withm uch eclat and noise."Dorothea Washburn, Jacksonville, IlI.-"I havetechnically allied myself with '15, the class I grad­uated with, because it will be pleasanter to attendreunions with them purely because of matrimonialreasons. I am so proud of the old cla.ss that Ihate to seem to leave it, but I shall always bejust as interested in and fond of '14 as I ever was."Under the circumstances, your resignation is ac­cepted. The only way we can lose a playmate.­Ed. She has been teaching English in the IllinoisWoman's College, Jacksonville, Ill.Lois Whitney, 5743 Dorchester Ave.-"Research­ing" at U. of C. Master's degree in English, 1915.Incidentally, had the pleasure of administeringEnglish 1 (homeopathic doses) to twenty-five fresh­men, among others to a kid sister of one of myown classmates."Edna Dean Winch, Harrisburg, Ill.-Has beenteaching Latin, English and Mathematics downround Egypt (Illinois), and. she does love hernative heath. She hopes to return to Chicago andteach in the high schools, and will certainly behere for the reunion.Edith G. Woolner, 5024 Ellis Ave.-"Principallyhelping the railroads to keep running. My mainstops have been Cleveland and New York. EveryMonday I am at my desk in the Free Employ­ment Office. If you need a job come to see meand I'll help. you make yourself miserable, al­though successful." She has not met "him" yet,though admits having chances.Marcia Dodge Wilber, 5757 Woodlawn Ave.­"Hav'e been seriously ill for a year. After thewinter convocation of 1914 I enjoyed a six weeks'pleasure trip through the East. F'rorn Septemberto the end of December I took two courses in Do­mestic Science of cooking and sewing. In JanuaryI entered the life classes in modeling at the ArtInstitute, which I was forced to give up in March,1915. I am recovering and expect to attend the re­union in June." We hope so.H. Eunice Worthen, Warsaw, Ill.-"I am teach­ing domestic science in Thornton Township HighSchool at Harvey, Illinois, and will continue therenext year. Last year I taught Domestic Art andScience in a Girls' School at Fayette, Mo. Lastsummer I assisted Miss Colburn in the University-teaching Institutional Economics. Leap year ishere and a time when all 'school ma'ms' get theirinnings. . . . If this might be written laterin the year I might be able to write in the above(Married?) space, but as you require an answerI shall have to admit it 'Not yet-but soon.' "Janetta M. Woodward, 7547 Emerald Av., Chicago.-I am teaching Latin, German, English, Historyand most anything in a town called Cesmian, In­diana.Dorothy Weil, 713 E: 50th St.-"Last year Itaught English in the High School at Sturgis,Mich. Now am attending Chicago Normal College. 303Am doing book reviews for the Daily Maroon byway of acqu lr ing some new books."Lillian A. Wells, 15 N. Burton Ave., Montgomery,Ala.-"From June ll-September 23 I took a Euro­pean trip, in Italy, one month, then in Switzer­land-when the war began. Finally, after threeweeks' detention, the Swiss thought they couldget on without us, and the English with us, so wewere hustled through France to London. Then Ivisited Scotland. Arrived home un torpedoed. Lastyear I was in Hamilton College, Lexington, Ky.This year am teaching French in Sidney LanierHigh School, Montgomery, Ala. The Class of 1914is doing, the finest thing I know of any Chicagoclass doing, in its Scholarship Loan Fund."Gerald C. E. Wichmann, 904 W. California St.,Urbana, Ill.-"Assistant in Department of Psychol­ogy, University of Illinois, Professor, Recorder,Stenographer and Office Boy, for the Department.One' of my side lines is to entertain ladies who takepsychology." For future work he has in mindrevolutionizing the newspaper world, having someoriginal ideas on the subject. He is not married,but from what he says he would like to be.Victor Wooten, 638 S. Elmwood Ave., Oak Park,Ill.-"After graduating I studied advertising meth­ods and entered upon this work in the employ ofan efficiency engineer of Chicago. Recently I ac­cepted a. position in the, estimating department ofthe Ajax Forge Co., (adv.) analyzing the cost ofiron and steel products."Ruth M. Whitfield, 423 E. 46th St.-"Just atpresent a few of my duties are: To edit a bi­weekly Health Bulletin; train a college glee club;teach in the American College of Physical Educa­tion; help keep an office full of girls busy and outof mischief, and keep myself happy (the latterbeing the least of my troubles)."John M. 'WYman, Neligh, Neb., clo Nehoco Hotel.-Has been punching cattle and farming in Texas.Wlorked in Texas and Oklahoma oil fields. Forpast two. years and a half has' been doing roadwork in Nebraska for the International HarvesterCo. He says "it takes two to make a bargain,"referring to the marriage stuff. He "has broughtup all available artillery," but hasn't "been ableto take the fortress as yet," but "we're not with­drawing from the field."Frieda B. Zeeb, 318 North Frost Ave., Maywood.-Has been teaching shorthand at Harrison Tech­nical High Sch oo l, but expects to be assigned as aHome Visf tor under the Illinois Civil Service Com­mission. Frieda, you can have all the time youwant, even though you asked for only a little.This is deep stuff and you all aren't expected toget it-the answer fits into t he proper place in thequestionnaire. Frieda looks farther ahead. thanmost of us, and plans to take up practical So­ciological Work.Fredericka C. Zeller, Peorta, Ill.-Br-r-r-r, it'sa cold night, mates! "I shall not be present atthe reunion pla.nne d by the class for. June. Havelost or mislaid Questionnaire, but since I hadnothing of interest to say it does not matter. Iam deeply interested in iaU the affairs at the U.but not specially in anyone class. I took two de:grecs at the U. at different t im es;'304 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEShilton Presenting 1914 Loan FundIn regard to Loan Fund, Bill Lyman says that there is ap­proximately $1,000 in this fund and that every bit of it has beenworking twenty-four hours a day for the last two years. If youhaven't paid what you pledged, see Bill at the reunion-or, nevermind; he will see you.REMEMBER 1941Reserve you,r berth and rOOIn nowfor our 50th Anniversary; and mayOUR Freshmen beat us in a walk.3Jn ;memoriam�olbie �tbel tltbaper(ftta jfinblapj!}arrp . �in5burg-------- .•ffittatt±ttl1tt!lEWEiawm __ m1 g a recordmmlmmmmWWmmlliffitlle yips ofmmiffiffffiimiminm!imll�differen�mmHmHtt�HmruR�mffi���bersoftheClass of 1915""who answeredthe long howl-mihotherartic/es of1nteresttothe class andto the world.ingeneralTHE CALL OF THE WILD 307Nineteen - FifteenSa t urday night, J nne 3, will be alumni night atthe Ouarter Centennial celebration. Before the alumnientertainment there will be a dinner at long tablesspread about Hutchinson Court, and each class is tohave a table of its own. This means, of course, thatthe first reunion of the class of 1915 will occur atthat time. It would be possible to write here a stir­ring appeal for eve-ryone to be present. Indeed, itwas originally intended that this page should be de­voted to such an invitation. But on the eve of thewriting, along came the following letter from a memberof the class of 1915, and we realized that it was notnecessary to urge our class to come. The letter, betterthan we could express it, reflects the real spirit ofthe 'Fifteeners:"This is not a complaint," the letter begins. "It isa bit of congratulation to you people who are there,and a lament for me who am here. Ambiguous, isn'tit? But I have just received the riews that the classof 1915 is going to have a reunion in June, when theUniversity is feeling its age by twenty-five years andour class is taking its first real alumni steps, the.youngest class of them all. And while I used to thinksometimes it was a pretty slow class, as I think ofit now, ten months and a thousand miles away, allat once it comes over me that it was a mighty goodclass to be in, after all. Which is why I lament andcongratulate at the same time."I perceive that this is not clearly put. What Ishould have said is this: Thanks for the invitation,and I wish I could come, but I can't. That couldhave been crowded onto the neat little card you sentme, along with the 'positions of honor and trust' thathave accrued since graduation. But my thoughts won'tcome laconically. They won't even come in epigrams.Severa'! alumni in this far-off town dropped in togossip of old times tonight, and we got to playingscores of Blackfr iar shows from 'The Pursuit ofPortia' on down through the shows that marked thepassing of years in our college 'career.' And nowthat the fellows have gone, and I'm alone, and shouldbe in bed, the strains of 'Chillicothe' and 'Henrietta'and 'The Romany Road' and a dozen other 'hits' lingersomewhere about the place, and my thoughts are fly- ing back to the Campus at ten-fifteen-a. m. andp. m.-and I see the familiar funny faces around the'C' bench and at tables in the Commons banquetrooms, and instead of being the prosaic 'young busi-- ness man' I am to the indifferent little world here­abouts, I'm foolishly jotting weird thoughts onto paperthat is meant for a letter I'll probably never send.(If I do, toss it into the waste basket and don't thinkme too absurdly sentimental!)"But the truth is, I want to go back to the Quartel­Centennial celebration. I've found suddenly that be­ing an alumnus means a lot. The degree doesn't seemto have been the end of things. My university - spirit,which must have been more or less dormant for fouryears plus, has jumped to the surface, and somehowthe gray towers along the Midway symbolize some­thing that has meant a great deal to me. And I envyyou people who can run around to see them once ina while, and especially covet your chance to sit at along table in Hutchinson Court the evening of June 3,when our class will be there as a part of_ the 'has­been' group. I'd like to see Helen Ricketts modestlypresiding as she used to do in the stormy days whenwe. were Seniors. I'd like to hear Dot Llewellynvoicing some of her exhaustless enthusiasm. I'd liketo see Jud Lyman's cryptic smile, and Pink Sherwin'sRose of Sharon cheeks, and Shorty Des Jardien'saltitudinous cordiality, and the good-fellow twinkle inDolly Gray's gray eyes. I wonder if on that occasionMargaret Fenton will be saying, 'Now I am mad!' ifTed Byerly will be busying himself with new com­binations; if Tom Ryan will display his Celticforensics; if Fran Ward will be collecting moneyswith a little note-book in his hand. I wonder if CarylCody (I forget her new name) will be there with herquiet efficiency? Oh, I wonder a lot of things. AndI'm thinking, too, that in the clamor of the reunionthere will be a moment when you will all think ofRay Bohnen, and thinking of him, grow silent for aspace. There are so many things for me to wonderand think that I must stop trying to write them down.What I am trying to say is that I shall be thinkingof you all on the third of June, and of all the fouryears we spent together, and be realizing what it meansto have been a member of the class of 1915."308 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEOur Pillage: Being Snatches From Sundry SourcesMAUD ABERNATHY is teaching Biology and English in Port Clinton, Ohio.EDNA KANTROWITZ ALEXANDER married one of the "Dear Enemy" from Champaign the day ofthe Illinois game. Whom are you rooting for now, Edna?RUTH ALLEN is holding a research scholarship in the School of Civics andPhilanthropy and advises us that she is having a gay and friv­olous time on the side.THADDEUS ALL·EN teaches German and English in the Suanee Military Academy atSuanee, Tenn.GUSTAV O. ARLT teaches German and coaches Athletics at Bloomington H. S., IlL,and has lived up to Chicago standards by coaching a winningteam.J. E. ARNOLD is studying at Rush toward an M. D. degree and finds this fullyoccupies his time. .LUCIE BABCOCK is studying the organ in New York City.JOHN BAKER is with the Marquette Cement Co., in La Salle County, Ill.FLORENCE BARNES teaches in the High School at Hawkinsville, Ga., as a side line,while writing Magazine articles that sell. Congrats!LUCILE BATES teaches in Dundee, Ill. . She has put three question marks afterthe m ar r ia.ge question. We hope she picks the right one.wouldn't tell us anything. All right for you, Lucille.we see every once in a while-tearing around as usual. She says,"I am the same in every way as when I left College-and I don'tknow any gossip." That's all r igh t, Beck!Volunteer Charity worker in Riverside, Illinois. Give Ring alift, Helen.is at home at present, but is planning to return to the Campus,for further study, in the spring."P. B. from Waterloo, Iowa" now sells sausage in Winnipeg­forcing Kondensed Kultur down their throats?is teaching in Emporia, Kansas-a co-educator with Old BillWhite.is with the James Kehler Advertising firm. His engagement toMarjorie Latimer, '17, was an announcement of the summer.is tutoring in Chicago. We suspect this is just a stop-gap beforestepping' off to that Loh e ng'r in Tune. How about it, Rosalie?is secretary to Mr. Robertson in the President's Office.is in the employment of the Eagle Lumber Co., Eagle Mills, Ark.Job or position, Leibert? We seek vital statistics on the valueof a College education.is in the department of Physical Training in the Kansas City,Mo., schools, and would like to hear from Fifteeners in thevicinity.was coaching with Nelson Norgrenin Salt La.k e City. Fran Wardsays he is now running an elevatorin ---. We would like to knowwhere!is at home in Wichita, Kansas­"a little music, a little reading,and some very pleasant visitingand frivoling."has gone into concert work invoice, her season to begin in Octo­ber. She "expects to have a mostenjoyable time with us in June."Not a chance, Myram! You can'tpractice on us.is teaching in the Hyde Park Ele­mentary School.is selling equipment for the Ken­nicott Filter Co. He is not mar­ried yet, and won't be until he canafford a bull-pup and a phono­graph. WIll you stand for 'em,Louise? We wouldn't.is with Montgomery Word & Co.,and has already suggested thatDiana should be faced the otherway.is at the McCormick Seminarystudying for the PresbyterianMinistry. Slip us a prayer,George, we need it.is working on the Social Service Staff of t h e Free Dispensary atRush Medical College.is teaching in a girl's school in Madison, Wis., and says that shenever can be funny unless she wishes to be serious. She hasnothing on us. 'advised her parents that she would use her ornamental educa­tion being the sunshine of her Father's hom.e; whereupon Fatherremarked that it would be cheaper to put in a sky-light. Leonahas. taken up Settlement work in Lou lsv ll le, and is devoting con­siderable time to it.is reporting for the Houston, Texas, Chronicle. If you do as wellby them, Cotton, as you did by .us, they'll be glad they've got you.is coaching in Huron, South Dakato. He married Marlon Ben­jamin, ex '16, in June, 1915.LUCILLE BAUMANNMABEL BECKERHELEN BECKLEYGERTRUDE BEHRENSPAUL BENNETTFLORENCE BILLIGVRNI BLACKETTROSALIE BONEMKATHERINE BIGGINSLEIBERT BOWERFLORENCE BRADLEYJOHN BREATHEDHELEN BROOKSMYRAM BUTLEREMILY BURRYJOHN BURTTFREDERICK BYERLYGEORGE W. CALDWELLHELEN CARNESJULIA CONKLINLEONA COONSGEORGE COTTINGHAMKENNETH COUTCHIEKATHARINE COVERTJ. R. COWANFREDERICK CROLLALBERT CUMMINGSPAUL DES JARDIENCLARA DIETRICHGEORGE ECKELSALFRED K. EDDYGENEVIEVE EDMONDSESTHER EIDMANNFRANKLIN R. EVANSPHYLLIS FAYMARGARET FENTONJ. DEMING FERGUSONRUTH GARTLANDFRANCIS GILL,ESPIEELROY D. GOLDINGMARIE GOODENOUGHHARRY GORGASGEORGE A. GRAYLAURISTON W. GRAYFAY L. GRAYBILLFREDERICK GRIFFITHSMARGARET GROBBENIRMA GROSSERNA HAHNTHOMAS HOLLINGSWORTHHELEN HARELAURENCE HARPOLEFRANCIS HARRISFLORENCE HEACOCKHELEN HINMANHIRSCH HOOTKINS THE CALL OF ,THE WILD 309is teaching in the Chil­dren's Ward of the Pres­byterian Hospital, Chicago.She answered our marriagequestion "Ah, me!" Doeshe run a laundry, Kate?teaches Physiography andCommercial G.eography inKansas City, Mo. We're nomatrimonial agency; butwe suggest looking up Flo.Bradley. Always glad tooblige.is in the Bond Bustnesswith the N. W. Halsey Co.is managing a branch ofthe Northern States PowerCo., at Stillwater, Minn.is assisting coaching in theAthletic Department at Chi­cago.is. at Groton, South Da­kota, teaching German andAmerican Government. Nohyphens, please, Clara.writes in to give us all thenews from the Betas.Pshaw, George, we seethem every day!We asked him where he was and he said, "Home! where do yousuppose?" Well, we dunno, AI, it don't sound likely."No! too far away-sorry." So are we, Genevieve.is studying Interior Decorating at Miss Church's School.is selling automobiles for the Apperson Motor Co.says she "never could say anything remarkable, witty or other­wise, but can't keep in the feeling of pride and delight in belong­ing to the University you all belong to." Glad to have you knowus, Phyl! She is with George M. Forman & Co., Farm Mortgages,"trying to earn an honest living, though a cashier."is teaching 6th grade in the Jewish Training School, Chicago."My dear, the children are just heavenly."is teaching in the Franklin H. S., Penn. We asked if he wasmarried and he said, "Nothing to tell about." Kinda hard onthe girl!is teaching in Toledo, Ohio, and regrets that her position won'tpermit her joining our reunion. Same here, Ruth.is teaching Latin in the H. S. in Petersburg, Ill.is secretary of the N. W. Barnard Co., Chicago. He's' not mar­ried, but there are rumors!is teaching German and English in the H. S. at Kouts, Indiana.is with the Sefton Manufacturing Co., Chicago.is at Rush Medical College.is selling bonds in Michigan, for the A. E. Clarke Co.is still on the campus-now in the Law School.is on the Board of Trade.is an attendant in the Milwaukee Public Library.teaches Domestic Science in Omaha, Neb. We're sorry not tohave you with us in June, Irma,is the entire German department in Bremen, End la na..is in the Grain Department of the Quaker Oats Co ..is studying music at her home in Indianapolis, Indiana.is with Marshall Field & Co., Chicago.is at present advertising his father's business. Remember thatadvertising last year-"5,OOO Ellis or bust"-we were all there!"I am buying and sell­ing Real Estate and. at­tending the ChicagoNormal School as asafeguard for the fu­ture, in case I investonce too often. Makingmoney so far. I trynever to talk aboutother people, 'cause Imight tell the wrongthing." What do youknow, Flo?is employed In theCataloging Departmentof the Newberry Libraryand hopes to be with usin June.teaches in North H. S.during the day andSouth H. S. during thenight, in Grand Rapids,Mich., and answers thathe is still at large inthe Matrimonial field.310 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEThis reassures us, as it has always been a private project of oursto match this gentleman with Miss Freda Zeeb, an ex-Fifteener;so that just once the class would make the Line. We trust youdon't mind.GRACE HOTCHKISS teaches History and English in lone, Washington, and writesthat she regrets that her isolated position will prevent her beingthe International Information Bureau this time. She was caughtin the Western Floods and writes: "for 48 hours I never hadmy clothes off-I'm learning to ride bare-back." Isn't thescenery lovely, my dear?M. C. KEMPER "I regret to have to report as not being a mcrnbe r of 'Class'15." So do many others.HELEN KNIGHT is an instructor in Home Economics in the University of Maine,and reports that she is considered a wild and woolly' Westernerin the effete East. She writes that Velma Phillips is teachingHome Economics in Lenox College, Hopkinton, Iowa.ZENA KROGER is in the hills of West Virginia teaching languages in the H. S.at Elkins. She is another of the regretted band whom schoolwill keep too late to join us in June.ESTHER BIRCH LEECH was married March 10, 1916, to Paul Leech, Ph. D., Chicago, '13,who is chemist for the American Medical Association.HENRIETTA LEVY from Ashland, Wis., reports that she is "merely engaged"-theman, Harry Jarrow of Chicago!ESTHER LIVINGSTON is teaching Household Arts and Home Economics in DownersGrove, Illinois.DOROTHY LLEWEL,LYN is "Play Ground Supervisor, Recreation Teacher, also DomesticScience and other things, for a mining camp School at Blockton,Alabama," and is engaged to Ralph Field, who used to studyhere. Her College education in Athletics done her pretty good.HOLGER LOLLESGARD Sent us a dollar, but refused to give news!GEORGE SPENCER LYMAN is "working for experience and little else in the Designing De­partment of Rogers & Co .• Printers and Engravers," and reportsthat Laurence Harpole has just bought a new pair of $3.00 shoes,getting a 2 per cent discount, as he is working in the WholesaleDepartment of Marshall Field & Co.; also that John Hendersonand Sam Beckwith split a dish of "Pork and" in the LexingtonHotel Lunchroom. They are both SOliciting ads for the W. G. N.,and say the water is fine. Hence the fancy luncheon, eh,George?HILDA McCLINTOCK is taking Miss Hinman's Danc­ing Course and playing aroundwith her family, thus revers­ing the College rule of doingthose things which we oughtnot to do and leaving undonethose things which we shouldhave done.MARY KING MAC DONALD is tutoring and finds that everyone in the world greets her(imagine the insult)-"You'llcome, my dear, you have noth­ing to do!" She reports thatKate Sproenhle is back at Col­lege, once more registeringfor Howland Courses.DORIS MAC NEAL A close relative' reports thatDoris is taking a keen interestin Practical and TheoreticalDomestic Science. Doris, her­self, does not deign to reply.CHARLES MADISON is teaching in the H. S. atCarthage, Illinois. At thequestion "Are you going to bewith us in June?" he carefullyscratched out "us in"-justwhat do you mean, Chas.-wedon't know her, but we're in­terested.GUY McDONALD is working as -a chemist for the Victor Chemical Works at Chi­cago Heights.ALMA MERRICK is teaching Latin, German, Ancient, English and American His­tory, Civics, and Public Speaking in Chillicothe, Ill. Why thiscold neglect of Mysticism, Paleontology and Swedish Massage?HETTIE LOUISE MICK did newspaper work all fall in Arkansas and is now that fas­cinating thing, a puppeteer, with the Chicago Ld tt le Theater Co.She reports that Jessie MacDonald is working hard at the Pre­paredness Game in New York City.YETTA MILKEWITCH has been studying with Mr. Clark of our Public Speaking Depart­ment, preparatory to a Lyceum Career.ORVILLE D. MILLER is living on and at the Hyde Park W. M. C. A. and is OfficeManager of the Chicago branch of the Toledo Scales Co.LIDA B. MIX has been visiting her sister in Kansas City all winter.LILLIACE LORENE MONTGOME:RY is director of Ph ystca.I Culture in Boyne City, Mich., and reportsthat she is not married and all that she can think of is"L,eft, right!" Left, right.HAROLD A. MOORE is still working Dad, but doing it at closer range in the parentoffice.ERNEST J. MORRIS is Social Service Secretary at South Deering Center (try thison your hisser)-and married, Sept. 4, Miss Berenice Haselton,Simpson College, Iowa. Mr. Merrifield, of our Divinity Depart­ment, performed the ceremony. Mr. Morris reports that AnnaMcLaughlin, '15, and F. E. Burleson, '15, were married in Juneand are now living in Auburn Park.FRANK HURBURT O'HARAGERTRUDE O'MEARANINA O'NEILLEMMANUEL R. P ARNASSFRANCES E. PECKEUGENE E. PERRYJOSEPHINE PETTISCARYLE CODY PFANSTIEHLHASKELL RHETTJOHN RICHFRANCES ROSENTHALIRA RUSSETHEL RUSSELLTHOMAS F. RYANGLADYS SCHARFENSTEINFRANK SELFRIDGEFRANCIS SHERWINLOUISE SMALLEDITH NOEL SMITHC. W. SPROUSES. R. SOBULJULIAN C. STEINDOROTHY STRACHANJOSHUA STEVENSON, JR.IRIS SPOHNCOWAN STEPHENSONHERMAN STEGEMANBESSIE STRONGMANLOIS GILBERT SUTHERLANDFRANCELIA STUENKELA. K. SYKESJ. STEVENS TOLMAN THE CALL OF ,THE WILD 311is teaching English I at the University of Chicago, and DramaticArt in U High, "Plus a modest bit of story writing."is at home in Aurora, Ill., and spent four months (was it "past"or "fast," Gertrude?) in Billings, Montana.is Recreation Instructor for the Tennessee Coal and Iron Co.in Bessemer, Alabama, and will be with us in June. The editorswish to state that they miss her fine Italian hand sorely in thiseditorial work."Learning the distinction between Law and Justice at the Uni­versity of Chicago Law School."is teaching English and Algebra in the Girls' High School at- Atlanta, Ga. When asked for witty remarks she says that ef­forts of hers seem commonplace after reading in themes that acanonized person is one shot by a cannon, and that when onehas swallowed poison the only thing that will save him is ananecdote. She means an acolyte.is studying at Rush Medical College for his M. D. degree.writes from Windom, Minn., regretting that she cannot be withus in June.is living a happy married life in Highland Park, Ill., and says"the experiment began June 29th!" What do you mean by"experiment," Carv le ? We thought better of you than that.has acquired a cane and a degree and a mustache, not to men­tion a Pathe Phone position, and doesn't know' which he prizesmost.is spending a year doing nothing in interesting ways from Den­ver to Honolulu.is teaching in the Girls' Reform School for Delinquent Girls,Sleighton Farm, Pa., with Janet Flanner and Cornelia Beall.Her engagement has been announced to Arthur Zi nk in, a Chi­cago publisher.is working with a Stove Manufacturing Co. in Boston, Mass.is at home in Chicago and will be with us in June.is studying law, still at the U. of C.-never in the 'world, Tom,that's not your method!is teaching Household Arts in Greeley, Col o., and finds it is im­possible to be with us in June.is with Swift & Co.is supplying the heat,light and power withthe Chicago HardwareFoundry Co. Didn'tknow you had the cal­ories, Pink.is teaching in Lexing­ton, Ill., and will try tobe with us in June. Wehope so.is visiting for the UnitedCharities in Chicago andwants all kinds of· re­unions all the time.is in Wheeling, WestVirginia, settling up anestate. July last, hisengagement was an­nounced to Miss BerylVarnell. We gather the"settling was good."is studying medicine inCleveland, Ohio, hishome town.says he is in the Or­chestral Booking busi­ness and also "playinghimself"-a high strungindividual, we take It.is "teaching a most interesting flock of the coming generationin a school near North Yakima, Washington;" We are sorrythat they will keep you away from us in June.is with the Western Bank Note Co., selling lithograph paper.is teaching in the Frances Shimer School, Domestic Science andHome Economics. She is soon to practice both, we hear.is in business in Chicago. His engagement is announced toMiss Florence Haviland.is coaching at Beloit, Wis. His engagement to Dorothea Wash­burne, '15, was announced this fall.is at the Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, Md.is teaching at Miss Hockaday's School for Girls in Dallas, Texas.is now at the U. of C. working for an M. A. degree in the Ger­man Department.is browsing around town for the Daily News. About being mar­ried says, "All right, I'll tell." Keep your eyes and 'ere's 'opin'.is with the Rosenbaum Grain Co. at Fort Worth, Texas. Hereports that Ra,lpb D. Kellogg sailed April 1st to take a posi­tion in the South American Branch of the New York City Bank,and will be located in Buenos Aires, and that S. F. Baumgactnerand wife were in the training quarters of the Phillies at St.Petersburg, Fla. l>OT llEWELLYNIS TEACHINi.TTHEMINER'S TO "PLAY312IRENE TUFTS THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINECARL W. ULLMANESTHER WALLACEFRANCIS T. WARDDOROTHEA WASHBURNES. W. WELLSA. W. WISERRUTH A. WIESINGERDELON A. WILLIAMSC. ORIN WILSON.JULIANNA WILDJEANNETT A WOODWORDTREV A MATHEWS WORRELL Philosophy graduate for a while back at our University, went toHawaii for a vacation (?) trip. The announcement of her en­gagement to Henry M·ead was in a former issue of The Magazine.is secretary of the Salem, Ohio, Chamber of Commerce. Theonly man in the Class who sent us more than we asked for.Good for you, Carl.is teaching Home Economics in Guthrie, Okla. She reports thatEmma Newell, O. E. Seaton and Thomas Scott are teaching inthe same town and that Loraine Landenberger and Mildred Hen­derson are teaching in Tulsa, Okla. May we suggest organizing?is an amateur in the Bond Game at Harris Trust and SavingsBank. He wants all the Fifteeners to m a k e money and steparound.is teaching Fresh­man English andchaperoning prayermeetings at the Illi­nois Women's .Col­lege at Jacksonville.That's the height ofsomething, t hatprayer meeting stuff-but we don't knowwhat! She says"Esther Birch, '14,visited JUliette Amesdown here a monthago, and has beenmarried since toPaul Leech." Note:Miss Ames will bepleased to receivevisits from unmar­ried maids of '16and endeavor to du­plicate her successwith Miss 'H.and John Burtt arewith the KennicottCo. here in the City.They are on the roadmost of the time; sowe don't see muchof them.writes from Potts­town, Pa., that hisson, William, isteaching in EwingChristian College,Allahabad, India.is teaching Higher Mathematics and German in Chillicothe, Mo.She writes "A person never realizes how much the Universitymeans until she has been away for a year." You have stumbledon a great truth, Ruth. She reports that Margaret Woodhouseof Sharon Springs, Kansas, is teaching in the High School atWaukeeney, Kansas.is teaching and coaching in the H. S. at Burlington, Iowa, andsends best regards to the class of 1915.teaches in the East Salt Lake H. S. He regrets that he will beunable to be with us, but sends best wishes.is teaching in the McCosh School of Chicago. She writes: "Isaw the U. of C. exhibit at the Fair this summer, and it didpeeve me a bit to see the more imposing display of the U. ofIllinois. However, everybody out there seems to know about us,so we don't need to advertise."is teaching in the H. S. in Crisman, Ind.married B. F. Worrell, a Chicago Tech. man, two weeks afterCommencement-and of course they are the "happiest ever."SHORTY SPENDSI.uS MORNINGSPOI.JSHINGTHECLA55 LAMPSLet us now attend to the sordid details of a reportfrom the treasury. At the beginning of this year wehad $483.00 on hand and have since diminished thatamount in the following ways: By turning over tothe University $400 for the class gift, $19.75 for theletters which were sent out, $14.00 for incidentals and:we expect to pay' about thirty dollars to the AlumniMagazine for the space that we have occupied in thisissue. With the generous returns from our letters(we thank you) we will have about $100 to carry outour plans for the Reunion. You may therefore restin peace until you get another letter of requisition.Incidentally, the lamps for Hutchinson Court arecompleted and win undoubtedly be erected before thefirst of June. "Rally 'Round the lamps, Boys."GEORGE S. LYMAN.THE CALL OF THE WILDFifteeners and Fifteeneers ! (We've always thoughtthat was a darn good line, but never could get it inpr int.) All those people you have just been readingabout (that is, if you have been reading "SundrySnatches," the best thing in the magazine. adv.)­except them whom do not come-are going to par-ti­ci-pate in the Re-union and on June 2 six P. M. Theprogram is Dinner, Fraternity houses and Halls, andthat means people walking around our campus on thatevening will hear noise of revelry and eating fr orn allsides, especially near Univ. Ave., because there are2 eating halls (girl) and several eating houses (men)and the A. D. Phi's are the worst on noise and oneof our Dean's who is also a editor is also a memberof that Frat but there is no connection between himbeing that and them being noisy. And when theyare done eating (classic) all are to go to HutchinsonCourt (where the class of 1915 has thot fully-placed2 gor-geous lamps. adv.) and the girls will all singand the Fraternity men will all sing and then thebovs and the girls will all join in University Songa nd there won't be a song from one class like therewas once and shouldn't. They had torches that stunk.When over, there will be nothing (officially) untilJune 3 when the girls eat at Ida Noyes and the menat Hutchinson, lunch, the program says the girlsshould eat at 12 but 'sets no time for the men butmaybe a gun will be shot but anyway all will knowwhen it starts believe us, and when the inner man issatisfied (poetic, masc. and fern.) a Pro-cess-ion startsfrom Bart-lett gym-nas-ium (1 :30 P. M.) with everyone in costume and gosh how we dread it (B. L. T.)and be-sides where will we get costumes and anywaywe bet most of them tie ribbons on themselves forwe will unless some of us ac-quire more jinager thanat present we have. They do not say when and wherethe pro-cession stops but we 'bet we know for a base­ball game (Waseda (Jap) vs. Chicago (Am.) startsat 2 'thirty P. M. and that's an hour later and, by thattime we (editorial) will be in a good seat (costumeand all ) for 20 min. Just as soon as the Wasedasbeat the Chicag os (joke, Mex.) everybody hurnes overto Mandel Hall to devour (wait) a business meetingand heaven knows what will go on but do not miss itfor our leading lites will all be there. And glory bewhat have we next! Another meal, goody, and we allare going to eat at once, a University Dinner, 6 thirtyP. M. in the Commons and there will be re-unions of 313the various classes noisy and regular and what doyou think-elections with ballots in the soup andspeeches with the fish and congrats with the derni­coffee, and" mercy was not all this enough, no, theBlackfriars will furnish entertainment. Won't that beheavenly? Oh I forget all that and the next shouldbe starred to indicate importance. Then on the sab­bath (4) all hope there will be a 1915 T. The placehas not been decided which means that our app-e-titesare well, well, known and that we shall be Very, ohVery, lucky if we can get some one to feed us thatP. M. Notice, we are rich and will gladly pay forfood and breakage. Dear me, I do hope 1 �hee treadsthis. N ow we have the Masque at 6 thirty June 5giving ample time for .all to re-cuper-ate, and theDed-i-ca-tion of, Ida Noyes Hall. A Masque is amysterious thing for everyone concerned, so altho we,could, mind you, we could tell-we won't. By 9 P. M.we will all be ready for a President's reception andthere will be some who will be darn glad 110t to answerthe call of the red tassel and carry the world. Andwhat do you think the next day is convocation and allthe girls are going to be convoced to schools and ,cook­ing and the boys are going to be convoced to thepur-suit of the weakly insult and then the teachers goback to start another bunch out. And we bet ourlamps'll look swell if they Convocate in the Courtand we chuckle when it comes to mind that a certainclass had better cash their doggone Fund into $ bills& str inz them around the court if they want to getadvertis�d. And if Prexy doesn't say something aboutthose lamps when he's standing right near them talk­ing, he's a mean thing, so there. Now its, all beensaid (the program) and you no what to do and whereto do it so we expect you to and if you want a listwith numbers and dates, blame it, make one. Weknew somebody'd crab it all anyway.We've always hated mysteries, but "a" is the firstletter of the alphabet and "e" is the fifth.AlAEEVERMKMG S LF T WHLRIn MemoriamRA YiVIOND A. BOHNEN died of pneumonia,December 29, 1915, after an illness of five days.The University of ChicagoMagazineVOLUME VIII NUMBER 7MAY, 1916President Judson Speaks to the AlumniTo THE ALUMNI OF THE UNIVERSITYOF CHICAGO: I have been invited byyour representatives to give a word ofgreeting to you, and I am glad to do sothrough the Alumni Magazine. It maybe especially fitting at this time, whenwe are all turning our �thoughts to­wards the celebration of the twenty­fifth anniversary of our· University.The object of the University, so faras the students are concerned, is totrain men and women so as to bringout the best that is in them. By thatI mean the best in seeing truth, thebest in thinking in a straight line, thebest in acting vigorously in all theduties of life, the best in maintainingalways the highest standards. Ofcourse many 'do not need the Univer­sity life in order to attain these ends,but unless the University helps towardsthis it is in so far an entire failure.This duty of the University appliesto all of its students. The fact of theorganization of the institution in somany different groups, its graduateschools, its professional schools, itscolleges, obviously tends to cause thestudent in anyone group to think ofthat as something quite distinct andapart from the rest. No doubt thesedifferent groups have very differentimmediate objects. The student inthe College of Arts, the student in theGraduate School of Science, the stu­dent in the Law School, have before them quite different aims and ideals.At the same time, it remains true thatunderlying all is the common purposeof the University towards all its stu­dents, a purpose that is quite the samein all the schools and in all the col­leges. Of course in the graduate andprofessional schools the immediate 0 b­ject is to fit one to be a specialist, buta specialist after all is a failure unlesshe carries with him into his special lineof life the vision of high ideals.The relationship of the University toits alumni is a question of large impor­tance. While of course the immediatework which the University may havedone for the student is sometimesthought to be finished with graduation,nevertheless I feel that this is not al­together an adequate view of the situa­tion. The University in its large ex­tent comprises the Board of Trustees,the faculties, the resident students, thealumni, and all others who have sharedin the University life, notwithstandingthat for some reason they have not ob­tained a degree. In the highest senseall these together form the Universityof Chicago. The University, then, can­not be indifferent to its alumni. I t isnot indifferent to its alumni, or to anyof its former students, even if they arenot alumni.First of all, the University wishes toknow where its alumni are, and whatthey are doing. The only adequatePRESIDENT JUDSON SPEAKS TO THE ALUMNIway in which there can be knowledgeon this subject is through the organi­zation of the Alumni Council. Bykeeping the Secretary of the AlumniCouncil informed on these points eachindividual alumnus can thereby rendera service to the University which itdesires.From the alumni the Universitywishes that they shall continue to giveit through their lifetime of their best.And when I say this I do not refereither to the service which may be ren­dered in sending students or to' theservice so often rendered in older insti­tutions by gifts of money. Do not mis­understand me. The University ofcourse wishes students. The Univer­sity will never cease to need money forvarious purposes. May I say a wordon both these heads?So far as new students are concerned,it is not the policy of the administra­tion of the University to carryon awide campaign of advertising, or toenter into eager competition withother institutions. Few universities, Iam sure, do less in these ways thandoes the University of Chicago, Andyet the number of the students on theroll is steadily and quietly increasingyear by year, at the rate of some eightor ten per cent. A moment's thoughtwill ShDW the effect of a ten per centincrease in ten years. It must not beforgotten, as indeed the administrationof the University cannot forget for amoment, that increase in the numberof students means an increase in theresources in order to care for thesestudents. It means sooner or latermore buildings, more equipment, moreinstructors, more endowment. It byno mean follows that the Universityshrinks from the endeavor to providefor the increasing numbers which arecoming and which are bound to comein future years. But what it especiallywants, so far as the matter of new stu­dents is concerned, is not so much 315great numbers as choice young menand women. The service our alumnican render then in this respect .is inencouraging the most select to come tous. They will be welcome, and theUniversity will render them the bestin its power.I have said that the University al­ways will need money. I trust that thealumni will not forget at the presenttime and in gathering to celebrate ourtwenty-fifth anniversary that as yetthe University is essentially incom­plete. It has many departments, wellequipped; it has many buildings; it haswhat many. would consider large en­dowments; but for the needs of the in­stitution as it is today there should benot a few new buildings, with theirequipment. Especially the Universityis incomplete so long as it does nothave a properly equipped graduatemedical school, and the very able andefficient departments of science are in­adequate and will be inadequate untilthe University is provided, and pro­vided on a large scale, with graduatetechnical schools. I say advisedly"graduate schools." It is not our am­bition to duplicate in these respects theundergraduate work which is done al­ready in neighboring institutions. Weneed rather advanced graduate workand research in applied science, ofwhich there is too little anywhere inthe nation.When I say that the Universitywishes the alumni to give it always oftheir best I am thinking primarily ofthe desire that the alumni should al­ways keep the University in their. thoughts and in their affections. Bet­ter than gifts of money, better thanany form of material aid, is that theUniversity should be in the hearts ofits alumni. Specifically, it would bevery welcome if alumni in so far aspracticable should become members ofalumni clubs in their vicinity. It is316 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEvery desirable that just as far as pos­sible alumni should subscribe for theAlumni JI![ agaeine. This is the commonvehicle of communication betweenthe quadrangles and the Universitysity throughout the world. It is aneasy way of carrying the news of whatis going on. It is an easy way bywhich the alumni in turn can send thenews of what they are doing, and cangive their comments and suggestionsto Alma Mater. The organized alumni,through their Council, are busy now�ith plans of very general interest.These plans will be developed fromtime to time through the M aqaeine,and the Council I know will welcome the interest and the ideas of the alumniin carrying out these plans.There are now nearly nine thousandalumni. Many thousands more of menand women have resided in the Univer­sity halls. All these thousands wetrust are carrying the torch of theideals which are so dear to the U niver­sity throughout the country, andthroughout the world. I trust that allwill remember the University motto,"Crescat scientia, vita excolatur," andremember that the second part of it isthe climax, "Vita excolatur": "Thatlife may more and more be enriched."HARRY PRATT JUDSON.Chicago, April 21, 1916.Events and DiscussionEarly in April President Judsonintimated to Secretary Moulds that theUniversity stood willing to turn overrent free, to theAn Offer Alumni Association,of Headquarters as headquarters, thehouse at the cornerof Woodlawn Avenue and 58th Street,formerly owned by Judge Tolman-alarge brick and stone structure of six­teen rooms, now rented to a law fra­ternity for eleven hundred dollars ayear. It was suggested that the lowerfloor be used as alumni offices and asa club dining place, and the upperrooms be rented to individual alumnifor a sum sufficient to maintain theproperty. A special meeting of theCouncil was held to consider the offer,and after long discussion, the matterwas put for decision in the hands ofa committee consisting of A. W.Sherer, '07, president of the CollegeAlumni Association; Secretary Moulds,H. H. Swift, '07, and Prof. H. E.Slaught, secretary of the association of doctors. This committee, afterfurther consideration, decided to de­cline the offer. Its reasons were:First, the headquarters would be pri­marily for men only, and this was feltto be a mistake. Second, the expenseinvolved, both in furnishing the houseand in maintaining it, would be con­siderable, and in view of the largenumber of organizations near thequadrangles which rent rooms to theiralumni members, it was thoughtdoubtful whether the rooms in theheadquarters could be kept filled.Third, the house is one of those whichin the course of the next few year's(approximately) must be torn down tomake room for the great chapel.Fourth and finally, what is especiallyrequired by the Association seems tobe rather of a different nature, namely,office headquarters convenient, if pos­sible, to the Bureau of Records, andother sources of information. In spiteof these excellent reasons· the decisionof the committee was received withEVENTS AND DISCUSSIONsome regret, in which the presenteditor feels free to say, frankly, heshares. But of the spirit of the offer,and the indication it gives for the fu­ture, it would be hard to say too much.Generous, absolutely unconditional,and made in a way which could nothave been more agreeable to- the self­respect of the Association, it was anoccasion for rejoicing. It was to thisoffer the l\L<\.GAZINE referred editoriallylast month in a veiled fashion whichhas apparently roused a good deal ofcuriosity.Taking this offer in connectionwith the words of President Judson,see page 314 of this issue, it is plainthat the UniversityThe University means to meet itsand the Alumni alumni more thanhalf way. The r eha ve been times in the past whensome of the alumni wondered whetherthe University really felt more thanwhat might be called a reasonable in­terest in their organization. Thosetimes are over. And the questionwhich confronts us now is rather, howcan we most efficiently serve? At­tempts to interfere in matters of Uni­versity policy by alumni associationsof other institutions have almost al­ways resulted disastrously; the onlynotable exception known to this editoris at Massachusetts Institute of Tech­nology, which raised such a storm amongthe alumni on the occasion of the firstsuggestion of amalgamating with Harv­ard that the plan was entirely altered.At Minnesota the quarrels in the alumniassociation now going on make interest­ing reading. to a bystander, but must behard on the institution. What a bodyof alumni can do is to serve not asexperts in educational theory, but asAarons and Hurs, holding up the handsof Moses. And this is now the atti­tude of the alumni of Chicago. A manof twenty-eight, graduated A. B., 1915,dropped into the MAGAZINE office the 317other day, just before leaving Chicagofor a position of responsibility in anEastern city. He said: "When I washere I was a critic. I was much older-than the run of the undergraduates,and I had my own views. N ow thatI have been out a year, and am leav­ing the city, I just wanted to say thatI am for 'Chicago' first, last and allthe time, and if she can ever use me ona firing line, I want to be called on;they won't have to conscript me." Sen­timent? Yes-the kind that makes theworld go round.Doubtless the alumni could sparethe blasts of the MAGAZINE horn, butforgive us for saying that this is thelargest regular issue we have ever pub-lished; that our sub-This Issue scription list has in-creased more thantwo hundred per cent in three years,and forty per cent in three months;that at the last meeting of the presentSenior class, out of eighty-one pres­ent, exactly eighty-one subscribed inwriting as members of the alumni as­sociation; and that in spite of 100per cent increase in the size of theMAGAZINE, it is on a more solid finan­cial foundation than it has ever beenbefore. And this has been accom­plished almost wholly by hard, un­paid work by busy men and womenwho have had no credit for it what­ever. Of course, they have been di­rected by the Secretary, Mr. Moulds,and of course he has worked himselfto a frazzle; in fact, he has now beenforced to go away for some weeks toparts unknown to get his health back.Further, the editor likes to feel that hehas had a little share in the job. Butmostly the thing has been done bymen like President Sherer, and ScottBrown, '97, and Arthur Bestor, '01,and Harold Swift, '07, and ProfessorSlaught, and the members of theCouncil and the business committee,318 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEand the circulation committee, whofind their only wages in the glory ofgomg on. That is also sentiment.In view of the general interest intraining college men for possible serv­ice in war, the statement of PresidentJudson, printed inthe April issue, that"the next universityyear will find Chi-cago ready to share in thismost important branch of universityservice," and the formation of a classin military drill at the University, aletter from the Amherst CollegeAlumni Council committee on militarytraining is of interest. The AmherstCouncil has appointed a regular com­mittee on such training, whose dutyis to encourage enrollment by Amherstmen for next summer's camps. Theletter gives information concerning. places and dates of these camps, andlists the Amherst men who have al­ready planned to engage in the work;this list including 54, of almost allclasses from 1888 to 1919. This 54 isonly a nucleus; plainly the commit­tee expects some hundreds. If Chi­cago alumni are interested in thescheme, should not some of themundertake its' promotion? Of course,the Atlantic Coast States 'are far morezealous for "preparedness" than theWest is, but that fact should onlymake alumni who are interested moreMilitaryTrainingeager.Alurnnre whose field of work liesin biological (including psychological),chemical, or physical science, shouldnote the offer ofThe Ellen Richards the Ellen Rich­Research Prize a r d s p r i z e 0 f$1,000 for the bestthesis written by a woman on a scien­tific subject, and presented before Feb­ruary 25, 1917, to the Executive Com­mittee of the Naples Table Association for Promoting Laboratory Researchby Women; chairman, Dr. LilianWelsh, Goucher College, Baltimore,Maryland. The association reservesthe right to withhold the prize if, inthe judgment of the regularly appoint­ed board of examiners, none of thetheses submitted is of merit to deservethe award. The board of examinersfor 1916-17 includes, in biological sci­ences, Dr. Wm. H. Hawell, of JohnsHopkins Medical School; in chemicalsciences, Dr. Elmer P. Kohler, of Har­vard; and in physical sciences, Dr.Henry Crew, of Northwestern. Offour prizes already awarded, two havebeen granted to American women(Florence Sabin, Smith, '93, and NettieM. Stevens, Stanford, '99), and two toEnglish women. Requests for infor­mation and for application blanksshould be addressed to the secretary,Mrs. A. D. Mead, 283 Wayland ave­nue, Providence, Rhode Island.From April 12 to April 15 two edu­cational conferences, widely differingin scope and intention, were held atthe University. TheTwo Educational first, from April 12Conferences, to 14, was the Sec-ond Annual Con­ference of the National University Ex­tension Association, of which twenty­two universities are members, includ­ing, among others, Chicago, Indiana,Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouriand Wisconsin. The regular sessionsof the Conference were held in Rosen­wald Hall, and among others, ad­dresses were given by Dean Angell,H. F. Mallory, Secretary of the Cor­respondence Study Department at Chi­cago, and Prof. Otis VV. Caldwell,Dean of University College of the Uni­versity.The second, held on April 14 and 15,was the 28th Conference of the Acad­emies and High Schools in relationwith the University. This Conference,EVENTS AND DISCUSSIONas its name implies, is meant to bringabout a better understanding and moredefinite agreement in purpose betweenthe University and secondary schools.It includes not only general meetings,but a great number of departmentalconferences, such as in Physics, Chem­istry, Mathematics, English, _ German,and so on, even including music, atwhich papers are read and discussed,dealing with the most detailed andpractical problems of teaching, as wellas with questions of theory. Besidesthese conferences, there are prize ex­aminations in American History, Eng­lish, French, German, Latin, Physics,Chemistry, Botany and Mathematics,open to Seniors recommended byprincipals of co-operating High Schools,the respective winners receiving schol­arships for one year; and there are,finally, contests in public speaking andin reading, open to similarly recom­mended Seniors, the winners of eachcontest also receiving scholarships.Fifty-seven schools sent representa­tives to the examinations and contests.The winners in the examinations willbe announced later. First place in pub­lic speaking was won by Paul Kesten}of West Division High} Mihua1;f,kee}'first place in reading, by Nira Cowen}of Decatur (Ill.) High} and second byGlenn Harding} of Parker High (Chi­cago). Decatur High also won a sil­ver cup offered for the best schoolshowing in effective speaking. Anundergraduate committee, in generalcharge of W. M. Templeton, '17, presi­dent of the Reynolds Club, co-operatedwith the administration of the U ni­versity in the entertainment of the.visitors, of whom five hundred andthirty-five, teachers and students, reg­istered. 319Attention of alumni interested inathletics is called to Coach Page's let­ter on basketball, printed on page 339of this issue. It is inreply to an editorialcomment of last month.CriticisingAthleticsIt seems to pulverizethe editor. A few months ago heundertook to comment on intramuralathletics, and was promptly pulverizedby Dr. Reed. Yet he avows himselfunashamed. If in order to' turn onany situation as much light as CoachPage's letter sheds, the editor had tosacrifice his reputation. as a critic onthe altar, he is willing. It is not verymuch of a sacrifice. He is no expertin athletic matters. He can eat pea­nuts at a baseball game without bitinghis tongue; he knows a half-back froma half-nelson, and once roomed withClarence Herschberger, but the intrica­cies of the onside kick baffle him sadly;to him the details of the triple turnhave never been really clear; and heis one of the three or four collegegraduates of today who do not knowhow the problem of the college ama­teur should be solved. Should he notthen follow Coach Page's suggestionand say nothing unless it is favorable?No; because it is worth while findingout what the experts do think, andthose solemn gentlemen refuse to un­burden their souls unless they aredriven to' it. So far the editor speaksseriously. Speaking frivolously, hemight add that argument is always in­teresting to the bystanders. More un­biased alumni have communicatedorally with the editor about thisbasket-ball editorial of his than everdiscussed pedagogy with him. Someeven threatened to write!320 -THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEThe Quarter-Centennial Celebration ProgramThe full program for the quarter­centennial is now settled, and this maybe accepted by the alumni as its au­thoritative announcement.On the evening of June 1 (Thurs­day) there will be repeated in Mandelthe four plays, under the auspices ofthe Department of English, whichwere offered in February and fully de­scribed by Professor Boynton in theApril issue of the MAGAZINE. At thesame time the Inter-class Hop, towhich alumni are cordially invited, willbe held in Bartlett Gymnasium. Anumber of the fraternities in the uni­versity will also welcome back theiralumni on that evening. Phi KappaPsi celebrates its fiftieth chapter anni­versary, the "old University" chapterdating back to 1866; and Alpha DeltaPhi celebrates its twentieth anniver­sary. These two chapters are making ahighly special occasion of the quarter­centennial. The Phi Kap plans in­clude a theater party on the evening ofJune 1, an automobile tour for out-of­town alumni in the morning and a base­ball game between the active andalumni groups in the afternoon, dinnerat the chapter-house, and attendanceat the Sing.' The Alpha Delts will dinedowntown on Thursday evening, whiletheir wives are also dining at the Cor­don Club and going to the Blackstonetheater; picnic Friday at a CountryClub; have supper at the chapter­house and attend the Sing. Nineteenother organizations write that theyhave plans on foot for the special en­tertainrnentof their alumni, but do notgive details.Friday, June 2, will be given up towelcoming the out-of-town alumni andalumnze, principally by classes. 1911,1912, and 1914 have arranged for tentson the campus as headquarters, andother recent classes are planning simi- lar schemes, and notifying their mem­bers. The University Sing will takeplace in the evening at eight o'clock,in Hutchinson Court, which will beelaborately decorated for the occasion.The Sing, as last year, will be run offon schedule, with the assistance of pic­tures, directions, and the words of theUniversity songs flashed upon a screen.Anyone who attended the Sing lastyear knows whether it is worth while.Saturday, June 3, is the specialAlumni Day. At half-past eleven sep­arate luncheons will be served, one formen in Hutchinson Commons, and onefor women in Ida Noyes. (A specialannouncement of this Women's Lunch­eon, for the style of which the Editoris not responsible, will be found onpage 343 of this issue.) At' one-thirty,the men will adjourn to Bartlett, wherecostumes, distinguishing each class,will be given out.. Those classes whichdesire will make special arrangementsconcerning the character of these cos­tumes; for others, the committee willuse its discretion. The parade in cos­tume will move south on Universityavenue to 59th street, where it will bejoined by the women's procession fromIda Noyes, and will cross the quad­rangles, entering Stagg Field via the1912 gateway opposite Hull Court. Assoon as the paraders have taken theirseats, the undergraduate Circus willbe given, consisting of more thantwenty acts, the details of which havebeen under consideration already forsome weeks. Anyone who knowsFred Stone is authorized to inform himthat if he will come out to the circushe .will learn something to his advan­tage.The circus over, the ball game willbegin-the University of \TV aseda,Japan, versus Chicago. This will beby far the most important game forQUARTER-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION PROGRAM 321Waseda in its United States tour, andas Chicago has as promising a groupof baseball players as any in the Con­ference, real baseball may safely beexpected. Accompanying the parade,the circus, and the game, will be a dis- -play of daylight fireworks which willbe worth while.The business meeting of the AlumniAssociation follows, in Mandel, at five­thirty. The meeting is not so muchfor the transaction of routine businessas to. give an opportunity to state uira'voce what progress has been made inthe past year. That this progress isunprecedented is not to say too much.The Association is on its way to' fac­torship in university affairs. PresidentJudson's greeting to the alumni, pub­lished in this issue, the offer of theauthorities of a permanent alumniheadquarters, elsewhere commented01�, and details of a pending arrange­ment between the University and theAssociation which, though not yetcompleted, promises to' be as importantas anything since the formation of thegeneral body, all indicate the growingspirit and influence of the Alumni, andthe Business Meeting will be one notto be missed.Immediately on its conclusion din­ner will be served in Hutchinson Court.Tables will be reserved for the variousclasses, and the illumination will be notonly adequate but admirable. Therewill of course be no speaking. At eighto'clock, in Mandel, the Vaudeville En­tertainment, which will be in charge ofthe Black Friars; will begin, includingrevivals of scenes and songs from halfa dozen recent plays. And the day willconclude with a dance in the ReynoldsClub, on both the second and thirdfloors.On Sunday, June 4, begin the morepurely University affairs. The full pro­gram is, literally, tDO long to publish.It includes, on Sunday, a special chapel service in Harper Memorial Library at10 :30, the Convocation Service in Man­del at 11 :00, and Vespers at 4 :30. OnMonday at 10:00 comes the SeniorClass Exercises, at 11 :00 the Phi BetaKappa address by President John Fin­ley of the University of the State ofNew York, at 12 :30 the Phi BetaKappa luncheon, and at 2:00 the SeniorClass-Day Plays. At 6:15 a Masque,written by Lucine Finch, '03, and un­der the general direction of Dean Wal­lace, will be given in the Women'sQuadrangles. This Masque will be notonly one of the special features of thecelebration, but one of the most un­usual affairs ever presented in Chi­cago. At 8 :45 the procession will formfor the dedication of Ida Noyes Hall,which will be followed by the Presi­dent's reception.June 6 is the special day of the doc­tors of philosophy. All the depart­ments in the University have sent outindividual invitations to the holders ofthe highest degree, and according tDDr. Slaught, secretary of the Associa­tion of doctors, a very large proportionof its membership will return. Theluncheon for the doctors will be heldat the Quadrangle Club at half-pasttwelve, and the speakers, though notyet announced, will be of nationalprominence. At four o'clock on June 6the Convocation will be held in Hutch­inson Court. Instead of a single longaddress there will be shorter speechesby some of the distinguished recipientsof the LL. D. and Sc. D. degrees, ofwhom there are_ to be' fifteen in all;their names of course will be an­nounced for the first time on the Con­vocation program, and they will con­stitute as notable a body of honoraryalumni as has been gathered for yearsat any institution. A special sectionin the Convocation procession will beset apart for "regular" alumni, andsea ts together reserved for them; one322 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEof the speakers also will be of theirbody. Following the Convocation, atseven o'clock, the quarter-centennialcelebration will conclude with the Uni­versity Dinner, at which, of course, the honorary alumni will be the principalguests.From gay to grave, from lively toserene-such is the outline of a memo­rable celebration.The First Daily Publication at the UniversityOn October 17, 1892, two weeksafter the opening of the first term of theUniversity of Chicago, appeared the firstcopy of The University News. Sincethe University at that time had enrolledonly five hundred and sixty-five students,all except one hundred and seventy-fiveof whom were in the graduate schools,and was so young that very little organi­zation of the undergraduate body was yetpossible, it was out of the question topublish a paper owned and managedby the students. The three founders,Howard Roosa, John G. Fryer, and Ger­trude L. Cobb, were, therefore, obligedto publish a daily which was owned andcontrolled privately. The students, al­though realizing that the publication wasfor their interests, nevertheless felt thatthe publishers were working primarilyfor profit, and during the first fewmonths gave the editors very little aid orencouragement.For this reason, on January 19, 1893,The University News announced its in­tention of placing itself entirely understudent control. I quote the editorial ofthat issue."The paper has been a success. from thebeginning and has been in every sense self­supporting. What many doubted, viz: thata University two weeks old could support adaily paper, has been disproved beyond ques­tion by the continuous appearance of theNews The opinion has been continuallygrowing that the students should have anorgan entirely representative of their inter­ests. At the same time, while receiving fairsupport from the students, the News has beenhandicapped by a lack of interest, . and a dis­inclination to perform editorial duties. Itis believed that the disinclination is due to thefact that ardor has been chilled because the students consider the News as an enterpriseconducted for gain rather than for the generalgood It is firmly believed that there ishomogeneity, college spirit, ability and prideenough in the student body of the Universityof Chicago to conduct one of the best collegedailies in the country. In accordance withthese views, the editorial board have unanim­ously voted to turn over the News to that bodyto be edited by those of its own choosing andto be conducted as it shall see fit."The newly elected board of editors,Howard Roosa, John G. Fryer, SamuelD. Barnes, Harry W. Stone, Bruce Kin­ney, Harry F. Williams, Effie A. Gard­ner, and Eloise Maham, made their firstappearance in an official capacity on Feb­ruary 7, and continued the paper undermuch the same policy as their predeces­sors until near the end the collegiate year,On April 19 the last copy appeared, con­taining the reasons for suspending thepublication."The next issue of the News will appearOct. 1, 1893. In addition to the almost in­superable difficulties in the matter of printing,the News is now being issued at a loss; it istherefore justified in suspending for the re­mainder of this quarter. Its editors, generalorganization and management . will not bealtered. For the courtesy and support it hasreceived in its early struggles, the editors re­turn thanks."On October 1, 1893 no issue appeared,and for nearly ten years the Universityremained without a daily paper.Because the paper was able to survivefor six months in an institution as youngand small as the University was at thattime, and because it lived through aperiod of the greatest importance to theinstitution, it is interesting to learn of itscharacter. It was printed on paper abouttwo inches shorter and an inch narrowerFIRST DAILY PUBLICATION AT THE UNIVERSITY 323than that of the Daily Maroon, with fourpages to the issue. Each page is dividedinto four columns, never broken by pic­tures and very seldom by advertising.The first page is very regular and sombrein appearance, the headings being insmall type, and the whole page beinggiven over to long stories, which oftenrun unbroken into three or four columns.The second page contains a two-columneditorial section, which, when incomplete,is filled in with small news items. Theother half of the page is devoted entirelyto advertising. The third page containsthe two half-column feature of the paper,"About the Quadrangles," set in the mid­dle of the page. The remainder of thespace is given up to small advertisements.Page four contains the principal illus­trated advertisements, and is filled inwith news items of lesser interest.The spirit of the paper is well rep­resented by its form. It was essentiallyconservative; it maintained a steadily un­obtrusive policy throughout its existence.TEe editorial of the first issue stated thepurpose of the paper which its editorsfollowed without a break."In the first place the News conceives thatthe first and a last end of a newspaper isnews; of a college newspaper, college news .... . . It will consider its mission accomplished,if it shall present every morning to its read­ers, an accurate, clear and trustworthy ac­count of the news of the day, using 'news,'not in the sense of idle gossip, but in its bestand broadest significance of fresh and valuableinformation. It seeks to become an organ ofcommunication between student and student,professors and students, to be a reflection ofthe day that has been, as well as a forecastof the day that is to be. Although local inits character, it will tend also to keep anoutlook upon the progress and events of othercolleges, lest we become narrowed in the con­templation of our own greatness. It is es­sentially an organ of the University, not ofanyone branch or department of it."Throughout the year the front pagewas devoted to first, the Weekly Calen­dar, giving the important lectures, meet­ings, and social events for the University.Secondly, space was given to one or morearticles, no matter of what length, whichwere likely to be of interest to the great majority of readers. Often these ar­ticles took the form of reviews of im­portant lectures or meetings of the Uni­versity departments, often of communi­cations from either members of the fac­ulty or of the student-body. They variedin their material from a three-columnreport of a meeting of the ChristianUnion, headed "The Christian Union.President Harper Suggests Three Things-Prof. Laughlin Speaks on the SpiritualLife," to "Hare and Hounds. Rules forCross-country Runs and Paper Chases,"and a two and one-half-column articleheaded "A Russian Gymnasium; As De­scribed by a Russian Student Now aMember of the University." In the thirdplace the front page gives space to re­ports of student activities, such as de­bates, athletics, social functions.Since the courses given during the firsty!.ar were comparatively few, reviews ofthe more important of them were givenbefore the beginning of each quarter bythe instructors. When Prof. W. C. Wil­kinson proposed to give a course in j our­nalism, not only did the News print ar­ticle of his giving the requirement of thecourse and the purpose of the work, butalso long excerpts from other newspapersand letters from students as to the advan­tages and disadvantages of such a courseas a part of the college curriculum. Be­cause the News believed that the stu­dents attended the University primarilyto deal with intellectual material, partic­ular emphasis was laid upon reports oflectures. Day after day long articles ap­peared summarizing important extensionlectures before the clubs of the variousdepartments, and lectures of well-knownmen during the daily chapel exercises.The readers of the News became sofamiliar with this type of article that theeditors could publish an address of Rab­bi J os. Stolz under the naive heading,"There is a God-Supreme Being ofLove, Wisdom and Holiness." The pres­ent student-body would be, startled tosee that summary in a current copy ofThe Daily Maroon!324 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEIn its editorial columns the News wasquite as simple and unaffected as in itsnews items. Because its tone was alwaysfriendly, and because it always awaitedthe opinion of the student-body and actedin its interest, it was able to make formid­able attacks as well as to give heartyapplause. During the few months of itsexistence it entered upon four lengthycontroversies. The first was whether ornot fraternities should be allowed in theUniversity. Before it ventured opinionin its editorial section it called for andprinted articles presenting both sides ofthe question. Then it stated quite simplythat fraternities were not necessary in theUniversity because the dormitories, themany clubs and the common interestsenabled the students to grow to knoweach other, and act in the interest of thelarger fraternity, the University. If,however, the News went on to say, fra­ternities must enter the institution, itwas better that they should be receivedcordially, otherwise only the smaller,less desirable of them would find menwilling to become members.The second controversy it carried onconcerned the University Press. First itprinted heated communications attackingthe Press for selling books at a high rateof profit to undergraduates, and recom­mending that a student co-operative so­ciety be formed to enable the students tobuy more economically. . Then it printedreplies both from officials in the Uni­versity, and undergraduates. In its edi­torial columns it attempted to show thatthe advantages of the Press over-balancedits evils, and that, although the studentsmight be paying slightly more than theywould had they a co-operative society, itwould be folly to try to establish one untilthe University was better able to supportit.In the section of the paper where smalltheses should be required of undergradu­ates, the editors refused to form a de­cision; they merely published the com­munications of each side, and stated that the faculty was best able to judge theadvisability of placing such requirementsupon the student body. The fourth issueof the year concerned the food servedin the Commons. After inquiring intothe situation the editors expressed theopinion that. although the managementwas doing the best it could under thecircumstances, the meals were not of ahigh grade, and that, if nothing else couldbe done, the prices should be raised, toinsure a better quality.In the section of the paper where smallnews items from the University of Chi­cago and other universities were given,"About the Quadrangles," the N eiosmaintained its policy of working for thegrowth and betterment of the college.The editors chose their news items fromother institutions more for their poweras an incentive than for their actual newsvalue. Harvard and Yale seemed tohave activities and ideals worth follow­ing, and so the News followed theirdaily events in short three or four-lineparagraphs. The activities of a sistercollege, Des Moines, were commentedupon, because they helped develop a spiritof kinship and co-operation.The editorial of the first issue, quotedin part at the beginning of this article,stated that the News had no desire tofurnish any intellectual stimulus to itsreaders except in their relation to eachother and to the University as a whole.The paper does, however, suggest sourcesfrom which this "mental sustenance"could be secured. Once a month it pub­lished a list of "Leading Articles in Cur­rent Periodicals," which contained whatthe editors, with the aid of the faculty,felt to be the most helpful for a generalgrowth of culture. The paper was,moreover, never backward in recommend­ing books or plays or operas which itfelt worth while and otherwise possiblyoverlooked.In short, the University was so tinyduring the first year of its existence, that,EMPLOYMENT BUREAU OF THE UNIVERSI.TY 323although many very important eventstook place, and many important organi­zations arose, there was not enough ofwhat the Daily Maroon would call newsto fill four pages. The University Da£lymade its columns, nevertheless, well worth reading; they never had room foridle gossip or petty criticism. It sub­. served the best interests of the U niver­sity, and maintained the dignified, refinedtone of its surroundings.GEORGE A. DORSEY, '16.The Employment Bureau of the UniversityFor the past quarter of a century thedesire for a higher education has takena strong hold on middle-class Americans.While formerly it was possible and prac­ticable for us to select a few to have auniversity education, now the opportunityis within the grasp of the average in­telligent American. Conditions have sodemocratized these institutions that thepoor man may now attend them. Thou­sands upon thousands of students enterthe universities, dependent partly orwholly for their education upon the aidthey receive. This aid is given to themby means of scholarships, loan funds,student service, and by employmentbureaus. Though the demand for theseaids is greater than the supply, still theyare responsible each year for the educa­tion of thousands of students, who couldnot remain in college otherwise.When President Harper began his ad­ministration of the University of Chicagoin 1892, after the new university hadbeen founded by John D. Rockefeller,one of his first problems was: how shallwe make it possible for every person tohave an education here if he is eligibleand has not the financial means? Hewished to have a democratic institution­a poor man's tmiversity=-where studentswould be given the chance to earn theirown expenses. Therefore, he turned thecampus into a veritable workshop. Stu­dents did janitor work; they were em­ployed as stenographers, typists andclerks in the university offices; they actedas messengers, and in fact, did all the work it was practical for them to do.After a short time Mr. T. M. Hammond,the University Steward, who had chargeof the men's commons and dormitories,and other buildings on the campus, wasgiven charge of the employment of thesestudents, tho it was under the indirectdirection of the University Council.Since the university could not supply ern­ployment for all the students, work hadto be secured outside of the campus.About this time, the World's Fair was onexhibition on the Midway and in JacksonPark, and the students took advantage ofit. A hundred or so hired out as officialguides; others became conductors on theferris wheel; some wheeled people aboutin arm-chairs; and they became officialsof various sorts. Odd jobs were handledfor people living near the university, andsome positions were secured from thebusiness houses. While Mr. Hammondhad charge of both the student serviceand the employment bureau, it must beunderstood that these are two distinctbranches of student aid. The studentservice aids deserving members of theuniversity to pay their tuition or part ofit by such services as they may renderin the offices as stenographers and clerks,as telephone attendants, bulletin writers,etc. The employment bureau strives toobtain employment for students in posi­tions outside of the university.In 1894 Mr. Hammond was promotedto another position on the campus, but theemployment bureau was not taken incharge by his successor. That is, from326 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE1894 until about 1898 no single personhad supervision of the work. The presi­dent's office and the deans of the dIffer­ent colleges made an effort, when theyfound a student in need, to find employ­ment for him. On the whole, however,the students were left to find their ownpositrons. The city environment offeredmany opportunities, and moreover, attimes, students would themselves do em­ployment work on a small scale. A Mr.J. A. Webb had a little office in the. base­ment of Cobb, where he employed severalstudent stenographers to aid him in offi­cial work for the university. He waspaid so much for each job, and in turn,paid the students under him. He gavethem a fair wage, and at the same timeearned most of his expenses in thisfashion. Another student sought posi­tions from business firms in the city andcharged a small fee from the employerand the student. This was not consid­ered the proper method of business by theuniversity, and was dropped after a shortwhile. Because the day-school teacherswere not allowed to teach in the eveningschools, many teachers' positions weresecured by students, which paid at leastten dollars for five evenings of instruc­tion. The university made some effortto secure summer employment for stu­dents; but the principal aid from the in­stitution was the student service.This unorganized method of employ­ment brought about a general dissatis­faction in the offices of the administra­tion, and among the students. Mr. HarryD. Hubbard, a secretary in the presi­dential office, was asked to draw up aplan for the organization of an employ­ment bureau. He submitted a plan to thePresident, which was accepted, and in1898 the bureau was opened. Mr. Hub­bard was placed in temporary charge.The bureau occupied a small space in theinformation office, in Cobb Hall, and wasto be run in connection with the studentservice, express and baggage work, andthe information office. After Mr. Hub- bard had fairly organized the work, Mr.M. H. MacLean was placed at the headof the information office, and it was hewho had the real responsibility of organ­izing the department. He was de­termined to show the Chicago employersthe advantage of hiring college students.He personally visited business men, seek­ing positions for his applicants; he cor­responded with them; he continuallymade telephone calls. Tho no reportshave been preserved from that date, it isprobable that two or three hundred stu­-dents were aided annually by these ef­forts. Practically the same sorts of workwere obtained as are now given to stu­dents, tho several types have become ex­tinct, or nearly so, which matter I shalltake up later, for no records were re­ported until 1906.After several years of effort to makethe Employment Bureau profitable toneedy students, Mr. MacLean was ap­pointed to a higher position on the cam­pus, and Mr. Hayward Warner becamemanager of the information office in 1902.He carried on the employment work fora year, when he gave way to Mr. Clarks. Jenison, a student of the university.He also carried on the work in the samechannels that Mr. MacLean had estab­lished. During these years the Board ofRecommendations extended their workand added students to employment ofevery variety that was deemed fitting.In 1905, Mr. Louis S. Berlin, anotherstudent, became manager of the Employ­ment Bureau. His office was enlarged,and for the first time in its history, auniversity stenographer was added to thebureau, to perform the clerical duties.Mr. Berlin, as a student who was earn­ing his expenses, had much in commonwith the other students who sought em­ployment from the business men of thecity. He had pamphlets printed, ex­plaining the purpose of the EmploymentBureau. These he sent to employers andfollowed them in person or by a circularletter. Often he would have thirty orEMPLOYMENT BUREAU OF THE UNIVERSITY 327forty male students come into his officeduring the week, where he would teachthem how to sell men's furnishings, etc.,and at the end of the week they wouldapply for positions at the downtownstores. From October, 1906, to July,1907, over $46,000 was earned, princi­pally by telephone operators, waiters,stenographers, post office and politicalworkers, insurance men, library attend­ants, expressmen, and office clerks. Thisamount gradually increased throughoutMr. Berlin's management of the bureau.Mr. Abraham Bowers (in 1908), be­came the employment manager, and wasassisted by Mr. A. C. Kelly, Jr. Withgreat success he carried on the work ofhis predecessor, and in 1910, when Mr.Kelly took full charge, the EmploymentBureau played an important part in theuniversity careers of several hundredstudents. By studying the reports of Mr.Kelly from 1910 to 1915 (dated fromJuly l st of one year to July 1st of thenext), we can obtain a clear view of thework of the Employment Bureau. In thefirst place, it is interesting to note thetypes of employment. Throughout thefive years, waiting on tables for meals orfor cash, seems to have been a largesource of income. In the 1910-11 reportover $2,000 was netted this way, whichsum, tho decreased by nearly 50 per centin 1912-13, amounted to near $25,000 inthe following two years. From 1910-11to 1914-15 salesmen earned from $6,301to $13,551 annually (the sum was only$8,512 in 1914-15). Companions for in­valids, children and defectives duringthese five years have increased theiryearly earnings from $4,824 to $15,512.Stenographers and clerks (for compilingstatistics, and general office work) havebeen greatly aided by the bureau, for in1900-11, each group netted more than$4,000 and by the last report each set hadearned more than $7,000. The sum an­nually earned thru newspaper collecting,delivering and soliciting, has gradually in­creased from $1,668 to $4,611; house- workers and cooks also have increasedtheir earnings from $2,576 to $14,970annually; political work has been im­portant as a student occupation, tho thetotal has decreased from $3,963 in 1910-11 to $1,566 in 1914-15. Tutors andgovernesses have always earned severalthousand dollars, but the placement forthese positions has been transferred latelyto the Board of Recommendations. Sell­ing on a commission basis has also beenan important source of income.While in the main the types of workhave not varied considerably in the pastfive years, certain positions have beendropped from the list, and others havenoticeably decreased in the annualarriounts students have earned by meansof them. On the other hand, new typesof employment have been found, andcertain old ones have increased in valueas student aids. Investigators (Y. M.C. A. and state commission) did a thriv­ing business of over $5,000 in 1910-11,but made only $617 in 1914-15. Proctors(watched examinations) earned $25 and$50 during the first two years of Mr.Kelly's management, but no such em­ployment is now given.Models for fashion shows and adver­tisements have secured from the bureau,work amounting to a total of over $1,000in 1913-14 and $129 in 1914-15. This. is a new occupation on the list of posi­tions. Settlement work was productiveof $1,401 in 1910-11 and has increasedin annual earnings to $5,540 and $4,090,respectively, in the past two years. Rout­ing and trucking for the express com­panies, while important work severalyears ago, has become comparatively un­important. Likewise, amusement parkticket takers, brakemen, publicity agents,etc., have secured practically no worksince 1912-13, when they earned $650.Few guards and motormen for the ele­vated service are now employed, thoformerly this was an occupation manystudents took advantage of. At timespolice and detective work has been done,328 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEbut there is little or none of it done nowby the students. Messengers for dis-. tributing circulars, etc., have increasedtheir earnings 100 per cent, and the totalfor 1914-15 was $1,659. The demandfor janitors (for furnaces, lawns, moving,etc.) during Mr. Kelly's time increasedin amount of earnings from $694 to$5,948. Musicians have a similar in­crease from $815 to $3,292.These significant figures, which I haveto view, concerning the annual earningsfor different types of work, are madestill clearer when supplemented by therates paid for the employment, (Wefind no records of rates of 1910-11.)During the years 1911-12, athletic direc­tors and referees were receiving $1.43,but they have not had this rate loweredmore than 18 cents, and in 1914-15 it was$1.28. A marked reduction in pay maybe noticed for theatrical work, whichpaid $1.68 per hour in 1911-12, $2.44 in1912-13, and 32 cents in the latest record.Musicians have received various wages,but now receive an average wage of $1.15per hour, whereas they received $1.08 in1911-12. Stereopticon operators havebeen paid practically the same rate thru­out the several years approximately $1.00per hour. Models were paid $1.20 in1913-14, and 43 cents in 1914-15. Trans­lators have averaged from 82 cents to98 cents per hour. The pay for show­card writing has been raised from 47cents to 75 cents per hour. Settlementworkers who now receive 54 cents perhour, and political workers who now re­ceive 35 cents per hour, formerly werepaid more than 75 cents for the sametime. Chauffeurs, stenographers, trades­men, policemen and detectives, haveusually received from 49 cents to 50cents per hour. Cashiers, clerks, book­keepers, newspaper collectors and soli­citors, ticket takers, ushers, expressmen,and the like, have received wages averag­ing from 39 cents to 59 cents per hour.Janitors, telephone operators, guards andmotormen, messengers, waiters, com- panions, cooks, have on the whole beenthe poorest paid, their rate per houraveraging between 25 cents and 39 cents,tho this sum has been considerably higherfor some of these positions in certainyears.So far I have not mentioned the workof the Employment Bureau in regard topermanent and vacation positions. Thetotal amounts earned by students leavingthe university and securing permanentpositions thru the bureau, are as follows:July 1, 1910- July 1, 1911 $19,286.00July 1, 1911- July 1, 1912 35,814.00July 1, 1912-July 1, 1913 47,746.00July 1, 1913- July 1, 1914 57:885.00July 1, 1914- July 1, 1915 60,734.50The amount earned by summer work. was from:July 1, 1910�July 1, 1911. $ 7,112.50July 1, 1911- July 1, 1912.......... 16,637.00July 1, 1912- July 1, 1913 22,769.00July 1, 1913- July 1, 1914.......... 34,155.30July 1, 1914- July 1, 1915.......... 30,595.00In the permanent positions studentsearned from $62.25 to $73.52 per 'month.For the summer work the average wageper week was: $11.44 in 1911-12; $15.61in 1912-13; $10.67 in 1913-14; and $16.00in 1914-15. The average amounts earnedduring the same years were $37.00,$189.66, $266.83, and $244.56.The number of women employed bythe bureau is far below the number ofmen. For athletic work, chauffeuring,expressing, as guards and motormen,political workers, ushers, policemen andjanitors, only men are employed. (Occa­sionally women have been employed inpolitical work or as athletic directors,but it is unusual.) The women's em­ployment consists mostly of such posi­tions as companions, tutors and gover­nesses, stenographers and clerks in offices,settlement workers, musicians, waitresses,cooks and the like. As tutors and gover­nesses the relative number of men towomen has been: 70-15 in 1910-11; 55-15in 1911-12; 44-18 in 1912-14; 45-23 in1913-14, and 19-7 in 1914-15. As sten­ographers the relation is: 53-5; 38-11;37-9; 40-16; 35-35. In housework andEMPLOYMENT BUREAU OF THE UNIVERSITY 329cooking the women are in the lead (24-47 in 1914-15), tho formerly the menhad twice the number of women em­ployed in this work. The number ofwaiters has ranged from 18 to 208, andthe waitresses have numbered only ashigh as 29. In the past four years womencompanions to children and invalids haveoutproportioned the men by -a large per­centage (68 women and 28 men in 1914-15). In 1914-15 there were 4 womenbookkeepers and 3 men; 3 men and 3women telephone operators; in· otherpositions the' proportion is comparativelylow.In viewing the work of bureau underMr. Kelly's management, several factsare to be noticed. In the first placethere are over thirty types of work, eachincluding different kinds of positions;i. e., settlement work includes positionsin the Y. M. C. A. and Immigration'Bureau, and in settlement houses. Whilethe principal types of employment haveremained important thruout the fiveyears, the amounts earned annually havevaried to a considerable extent in mostcases, either increasing or decreasing intheir sum totals. Some positions havebeen scratched off the list, and a few havebeen added. A significant fact to be no­ticed in connection with the varying inimportance of different positions is thatstudents are doing as much clerical,musical, theatrical work, and the like, aspossible, and are doing as little manuallabor, such as carpentering, expressing,etc., as they can. The rate for employ­ment varies from 25 cents to over $1.00per hour, and on the whole may be con­sidered as very fair. For the five suc­cessive years under discussion, averageamounts earned by each student were:$107.97, $152.71, $83.60, $147.77, and$104.50. Permanent positions and sum­mer work have increased financially andnumerically. It is important also to no­tice that the number of women securingwork from the bureau has been continu­ally increasing; increase of men not so marked. (The Employment Bureau fillssuch university positions as stenog­raphers, secretaries, office boys, etc., butthese positions are open to outsiders, andin fact, very few students are so em­ployed). To conclude this brief analysisof the work done in the past five years.I here give the total amount earned bythe students:July 1, 1910- July 1, 1911 $112,628.39July 1, 1911-July 1, 1912 137,127.40July 1, 1912- July 1, 1913......... 109,604.67July 1, 1913-July 1, 1914 210,057.68July 1, 1914-July 1, 1915 209,253.40To return to the history of the bureau,Mr. Kelly was succeeded by Mr. RalphDavis in July, 1915. Mr. Davis man­aged the summer work and in the fallanother change was made, namely, thatMr .. M. E. Ottosen, the present employ­ment manager, was given the direction ofthe work. During the latter part of Mr.Kelly's period of management the bureauhad severed all connection with the in­formation office, and had been given partof the cashier's office in the Press build­ing. There Mr. Ottosen, with the aidof a stenographer, directs the affairs ofthe Employment Bureau, and is directlyresponsible to the cashier for the workunder his charge. The budget of thebureau appears as part of the cashier'sbudget. On application for work thestudent fills out an application slip, giv­ing his name, address, business ex­perience, hours he could work, and othergeneral information necessary. Whenthe student is sent out to get a positionhe is given a report card, which he re­turns to the bureau as soon as he findsout the particulars of the position. Thenhe returns the card and on it tells whetheror not he has accepted the position, andgives his reasons if he has not obtainedit. He also states the probable durationof the work, the wages, etc. The officemoreover keeps on hand a record of theemployer, which gives the particularsconcerning the place of employment,identification of the employer, kind ofwork, wages paid, and other general re­marks. Thus the bureau has a full rec-330 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEord of employer and employe. Mr. Otto­sen secures employment for his applicantsby means of practically the same meth­ods used by his predecessors, personalsoliciting, correspondence, telephone calls,and by answering newspaper advertise­ments. When a position is secured, stu­dents who would likely be suitable forthe work are immediately notified. Itis estimated that during the fall quarter about three hundred students applied foremployment, and one hundred and fiftyof them secured positions of some kind.There were approximately three men ap­plicants to one woman applicant. Thework of the bureau for the present year,will, in most respects, be similar to thatof last year, of which I spoke in connec­tion with the reports of Mr. Kelly.ABRAHAM BOWERS, '07.The Blackfriars ShowThe Blackfriars will present theirthirteenth annual musical comedy, "ARHENISH ROMANCE," in MandelHall, on May Sth, 6th, 12th and 13th.In the first act, Otto von Altenburg, richand powerful, arrogantly demands thehand of the Princess Irmengard, daughterof Rudolph of Bretzendorf. Rudolphfinally consents, but Irmengard, who hasvisited America and acquired its wilfulideas, decides not to be betrothed to aman she does not love. Martin Cole, hertrue lover, unexpectedly arrives fromAmerica as Consul to Bretzendorf. Ir­mengard and Martin plan to elope, aidedby Sam Shine, an erstwhile actor out ofa job. However, their plans are inter­ferred with by Otto and Tony Pratt, SamShine's comrade 111 similar circum­stances. The elopmentof Irmengard and Mar­tin Cole is thwarted bya shot fired by Tony,which brings a squad ofguards and gendarmeson the scene. Martinorders the guard to re­lease Sam as an Amer­ican cit i zen, but isunable to enforce hisauthority, for he findsthat his credentials havebeen stolen, and is him­self subject to arrest un­less he can produce theMorton Howard'19The Leading Lady papers within a week. The story of thesecond act still remains buried in mys­tery.Richard E. Myers, '11 and Robert E.Tuttle, '13, wrote the book. The orig­inal musical numbers are as follows :ACT I-I, Overture; 2, Prelude; 3,Crumpets and Tarts; 4, College Fraterni­ties; 5, Entrance of Irmengard; 6, LoveIs Like a Fairy Tale; 7, SentimentalSerenade; 8, Melting Pot; 9, Serenade;10, Finale.ACT II-II, Opening Chorus; 12,Legend of the Well; 13, Rhenish Drink­ing Song; 14, Advice; 15, Campus Strut;16, Wine; 17, Teach Me How to Say;18, Danger That Lurks; 19, Finale.The lyrics were written by JamesD. Dyrenforth, '16, Hilmar E. Baukhage,'11 and Stellan S. Windrow, '17. Thefollowing men composed the music:Lewis J. Fuiks, '16; Richard E. Myers,'11 ; Rav B. Whitehead, '16; F. F. Gua­lano, '(6; Milton Herzog, '17; SylvanKusel, '17 and Raymond A. Smith, '19.The cast is as follows: Sam Shine,Stellan S. Windrow, '16; Tony Pratt,Ralph Gesundheit, '19; Katinka, JohnBannister, '18; Rudolph von Bretzendorf,Charles Breasted, '19; Otto von Alien­burg, Milton Frank, '19; Princess Irmen­gard, Morton Howard, '19; Charlotte,Norman Duehring, '18; Martin Cole,Charles Soutter, '18.FROM THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY 331From the History of the University[Chapter 7 of Dr. Goodspeed's History deals with"Students and Faculty"-how they came into being.The following are excerpts only; one wishes heartilythey might have been fuller.-Ed.]In December, 1890, Dr. Harper submittedhis Plan of Organization, and the Boardof Trustees authorized the issuing of Offi­cial Bulletin No.1, which covered the Workof the University and General Regulations.A hundred or more students had sent in ur­gent demands for information. These re­quests were increasing in number and thesecretary was hard put to it for answers tothe inquiries. Ear ly in January, 1891, theBulletin was issued. A copy was at oncesent to every prospective student and tolarge numbers of educators and others; Thesending out of this first bulletin doubled thedaily number of inquiries. The letter ofJanuary 16th says, "We have received thenames of two or three students every daythis week." This list of prospective stu­dents was attended to with great care. Bythis time, with considerably more than ahundred and fifty prospective students onthe list and the number increasing everyday, it became evident that a collegeteacher, a member of the University Fac­ulty, must be appointed to look after theseincreasing numbers. Accordingly on Feb­ruary 3, 1891, Dr. Harper, though he hadnot then accepted the Presidency, wasauthorized to confer with Frank Frost Ab­bott with reference to undertaking thiswork. Mr. Abbott was a young man, thena tutor in Yale, and his fitness for the workwas therefore well known to Dr. Harper.Mr. Abbott was appointed University Ex­aminer from July 1, 1891, and began workin that position early in September, nearlythirteen months before the University wasto open.On February 16, 1891, the secretary wroteto Dr. Harper, who on that day wrote hisacceptance of the presidency, "I am gladyou have secured Abbott. We will turnover to him a list of three hundred or morestudents who will begin to need attention byJuly 1st. The number grows each day."In March a new element entered into thesituation. W. B .. Owen, then a student inthe Theological Seminary at Morgan Park,afterward a member of the University staff,and still later principal of the Cook CountyNormal School, had gathered about him tenpupils whom he was preparing for the Uni­versity. He had arranged to remain thefollowing year, 1891-2, and complete theirpreparation. This work of Mr. Owen's wasthe germ out of which the University'sAcademy at Morgan Park grew. In Sep­tember, 1891, he was permitted to holdclasses in the Seminary buildings. He en­gaged teachers, among them Edgar J. Goodspeed, afterward a Professor in theUniversity, and conducted a flourishingschool.In May, 1891, Official Bulletin No.2 wasissued. Dealing with the Colleges of theUniversity, it supplied a want that was feltmore and more every day, as young peopleintending to enter college classes were eag­erly asking questions which this bulletin an­swered. It was widely distributed. OnJune 2 the secretary wrote, "There is no letup in the new calls .for bulletins and thereporting of new students." On returningin September, 1891, from his summer vaca­tion he had these interesting items to re­port: "Professor Abbott has come andseems to be a fine fellow. The OwenAcademy (Morgan Park) is flourishing. Itnow has, at the close of the second week,seventy students." On September 30 hewrote, "Since I returned from my vacationforty new students have reported to us."It is not improbable that these reportsas to the growing number of probable stu­dents were taken with some allowance forthe secretary's enthusiasm. In January,1892, as has been related elsewhere, Mr..Gates visited Chicago, to look the groundover for himself. Having spent ten daysin a rigid examination he spoke as followsin his report on students: "Eighty-four stu­dents are now on the ground at MorganPark, practically uninvited, studying underan association of tutors, made up entirelyof (Theological) Seminary students, antici­pating the opening of the Academy." (TheUniversity Academy was to open October1, 1892.) "There are now enrolled in theDivinity School at Morgan Park one hun­dred and ninety-two men. Dr. Northruptells me he has over fifty new applicationsfor next year from college graduatesalone ...."University undergraduate department:Over six hundred men hailing from thirty­seven states have reported themselves aspurposing to come, while three hundredand sixty-nine more have sent in theirnames as possible students. New namesare coming in at the rate of sixty to ninetyper month ...."University graduate department. Ninety­three men have reported, of whom aboutforty hail from east of the Alleghenies, NewEngland, etc. More are daily reporting."Mr. Gates' conclusion was that the prob­lem of the University was not how to getstudents, but how to provide for them. Heestimated 'that there would be one hundredstudents in the graduate department, andurged Mr. Rockefeller to provide an incomeof ten thousand dollars a year for graduatefellowships. This being done, it added im­mensely to the attractive power of those de-332 IHE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEpartments, and applications for fellowshipsbegan to multiply. .Indeed student inquiries began, in Febru­ary, 1892, to multiply in bewildering fash­ion. On February 28 the secretary wrote,"The 'letters from students increase. Therehave been twenty today, more than wereever before received in one day."At this time the authorities found thrustupon them a most embarrassing question.How were the students to be housed? OnMarch 4 the secretary wrote, "Inquiries arenow coming in for rooms, prices of rooms,cheap rooms, and we have no answer tomake."But these were questions that had to beanswered. They would not down. Theneighborhood of the University was at thetime sparsely settled. It was impossible toallow several hundred men and women stu­dents to appear October 1 only to learn thatthere was no place for them to live. In­deed without the assurance that there wouldbe places to receive them they were notlikely to appear at all. After much inquiryand effort a dormitory for women studentswas found in the Beatrice apartment build­ing on the corner of Fifty-seventh streetand what was then Madison, later Dorches­ter, Avenue. This was rented from Sep­tember 1, 1892, to May 1, 1893, at eighthundred dollars per month. In August, theDrexel, an apartment building on the cornerof Drexel Avenue and Fifty-sixth Street,was leased for men students at three hun­dred dollars per month. The provision formen included, in addition to this building,the divinity and graduate dormitories, thenunder construction, with accommodationsfor one hundred and ninety. Altogether dor­mitory accommodations were provided forabout two hundred and thirty-five men andfor less than one hundred women. Mean­time the question of boarding. accommoda­tions was insistently urged by the Presi­dent. It was directly due to his urgencythat the basement of the divinity and grad­uate dormitories was fitted up for a U ni­versity Commons for men, the women be­ing cared for in the Beatrice. These base­ment accommodations were most inade­quate and. unsatisfactory, mere excuses forboarding halls, low ceilinged, damp, dark,absurdly unsuitable for the use to whichthey were put. But there was no otherway.Professor Abbott had been kept busy con­ferring with students, answering inquiries,arranging the courses of study, perfectingthe regulations under which students wereto be admitted, and arranging for the ex­amination of students for admission in vari­ous parts of the country. During the yearexaminations for admission were held in adozen cities. These examinations were sub­mitted to Professor Abbott and clearly indi­cated that many students seeking admissionwere not prepared. The standard was toohigh for them. It was found in the end that two things saved the University frombeing overwhelmed by numbers the firstyear. These were the high standard fixedand the requirement that all first year en­tering students must pass an examination.Very many expected to be admitted on cer­tificates from high schools and academies.When they found they could not do thisand read the requirements for admission inOfficial Bulletin No.2 they decided to goelsewhere, or to defer their entrance untilthey were prepared to take the examination.On September 26, 1892, a week before theopening, President Harper wrote the fol­lowing to Mr. Gates: "People are begin­ning to realize that we are aiming to estab­lishe a high grade institution. Certainlyover two hundred men have been turnedaway because we would not receive theircertificates. The freshman class will num­ber about one hundred and twenty, andabout the same number will enter advancedclasses, so that the undergraduate depart­ment will include about two hundred andfifty students. The graduate (department)as it now looks will include about one hun­dred and fifty."The number of undergraduate studentsmight have been easily tripled. We are allmore than satisfied. We shall certainlyhave a magnificent set of men and women.There has been a great temptation, ofcourse, to admit students unprepared ac­cording to our standards, but we have con­stantly held ourselves in restraint, andwhile many men 'doubtless have been dis­gruntled, because of our refusal to admittheir sons, we have felt that to be the onlywise thing to do."You have no idea of the pressure whichhas been brought to bear to admit the sonsof certain men, but I have determined thatwe shall be as impartial, or, as heartless, ifyou will, as Harvard or Yale. Most of theboard of trustees uphold me in this policy.Some, I am inclined to think, would ratherhave seen the bars let down. The fruitagewill appear another year .... We have beenobliged to make chapel exercises voluntarybecause there is no room in which all thestudents could be accommodated."As it turned out the total number of stu­dents enrolled during the first year wasseven hundred and forty-two. This wasexclusive of the attendance at the U niver­sity Academy at Morgan Park where therehad been above one hundred.The gathering of the first faculty is anotherstory. In February, 1891, Dr. Harper acceptedthe Presidency and applications for posi­tions began to be addressed to him. Dr.Harper was still in the service of Yale Uni­versity. All his leisure he was devotingto working out his educational plan for thenew University, writing, with great care,the Official Bulletins embodying the de­tails of the plan, and getting them throughthe press. He was overwhelmed with work.While thus engaged, in February andFROM THE HISTORY OF ,THE UNIVERSITYMarch, 1891, this flood of applications rolledin upon him. Perhaps it would be moreexact to say the flood began to roll inupon him. For it continued without inter­ruption for the following eighteen months.I t was then a new experience for the youngPresident-elect. On March 28, 1891, hewrote to Mr. Gates, "I am beginning tobecome worried on account of the immensenumber of applications that are coming in,backed by leading men, applications whichI am, in the bottom of my soul, confidentare in most cases utterly worthless, yetwith the commendations of leading men.... When the day of settlement of claimscomes some people are going to be ter­ribly disappointed. The assurance whichcharacterizes some of the applicants isamazing, and also the grounds urged bythose who present the claims."While for the most part the applicationsfor positions on the faculty reflected onlyhonor on those who made them, there weresome, as well as some recommendations ofapplicants, which illustrated Dr. Harper'scomplaints and other things besides.Some of the men recommended were soevidently and eminently desirable that onewonders how the President could haveturned them down. One of the most dis­tinguished teachers in the country com­mended one young man in this fashion:"He is a man whom I have greatly ad­mired ever since his graduation. He hastraveled much and has acquired an ex­quisite scholarship. I know nobody of hisyears working in whose future Icould $0 assuredly prophesy. He is a manwho cannot fail. Singularly noble and gen­tlemanly in character, he wins everybodywho comes near him. He is so lucid, soeasy, so unpretentious and his learning isso solid. There is but one opinion abouthim here." The eulogiums of his studentswere declared to be so enthusiastic as tobe "almost comical." And yet this paragonamong teachers President Harper did notwant! Of another it was said: "It isstated to me that he reads seventeenlanguages." Even this number did not seemto be enough to awaken the President's in­terest. Of another, the following mostcreditable things were said: "He is alwaysscrupulously neat and clean in personalhabits and dress, and is elegant in mannersand a good conversationalist."The following application had the dis­tinction of being the only one of its kind:"I have friends who will gladly ask John D.Rockefeller to give me his recommenda­tion."These specimens of the applications re­ceived are not quoted because they repre­sent fairly the mass of those submitted.They do not. They are only caricatures.There is every reason for saying that thegreat majority of those who applied forpositions were scholars, who felt that thenew University opened a larger field than 333their own schools furnished for advance­ment and usefulness. They approached thePresident without any sacrifice of self re­spect. Their letters gave every indicationthat they were scholars. Their recommen­dations gave every assurance of their abil­ity to teach. Five hundred and seventy-sixof these applications have been examined bythe writer.Though Dr. Harper, in 1891, was a youngman, only thirty-five years of age, the se­lection of the Faculty of the Universitywas committed to him by the Trustees asa matter of course. His nominations werefirst laid before the committee on Faculty,and, after approval, sent to the Board ofTrustees for final action. The Presidentlaid each case before the committee andafterward before the Board very fully, andhis recommendations of men were alwaysapproved.When President Harper decided that hewanted a man he was extraordinarily per­sistent in his efforts to secure him .. Heseemed incapable of taking no for an an­swer. It took half a dozen noes each moreemphatic than the preceding one, to fullyconvince him that the case was hopeless.And he might not even then give up hispurpose. In clinging to a policy once fullydetermined on he was one of the most per­sistent of men. He was also a born diplo­mat and would continue a negotiation longafter a less purposeful man would haveabandoned it, and would, oftener than not,continue it to a successful termination. Aneminent English scholar replied to a propo­sition that he then had six other offersbefore him and added "there was only oneof these that was financially less attractivethan your own." Yet President Harper se­cured him for the summer course for whichhe wanted him. He had long been nego­tiating with Professor Burton of NewtonTheological Institution for the chair of NewTestament Greek without encouragement,but with unwearied persistence. On March5, 1892, he wrote to the secretary, "Burtonhas declined. He has just telegraphed methat he can not free himself from the obli­gations that seem to bind him there. Whatwe shall do now is a mystery. . . . I canthink of absolutely no one to put in thischair." But he was not long at a loss.The negotiation was renewed, and in theend Professor Burton came to Chicago.Because he wanted the best he did nothesitate to try for the Presidents of Col­leges and Universities. It is not knownjust how many of these he attempted tobring into the first Faculty. It is knownthat he failed with some whom he madeextraordinary efforts to get. As the firstFaculty was finally constituted it containedthe following who had been Presidents ofhigher institutions: Ezekiel G. Robinson,Brown; George W. Northrup, Baptist UnionTheological Seminary; Galusha Anderson,The Old University of Chicago and Deni-334 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEson; .Albion W. Small, Colby; Thomas C.Chamberlin, Wisconsin; Franklin Johnson,Ottawa; Alice Freeman Palmer, Wellesley;and Howard B. Grose, South Dakota. Tothese names was soon added that of JohnM. Coulter, Lake Forest.President Harper began the work of se­curing a Faculty for the new University be­fore he had himself accepted the Presi­dency. His hand indeed was forced. Youngpeople who desired to enter the new insti­tution, who, as has been related in the firstpart of this chapter, began to report inSeptember, 1890, and had kept on reportingin increasing numbers, were asking all sortsof questions needing to be answered by atrained educator. In the closing months of1890 the President elect found the right manfor this work in Frank Frost Abbot, whomhe had marked as a growing man. He en­gaged Mr. Abbott conditionally about thebeginning of 1891, and had him formallyappointed University Examiner and Asso­ciate Professor of Latin July 9, 1891. ToMr. Abbott, therefore, belongs the honor ofbeing, after the President, the first memberof the Faculty to be appointed.The second appointment was that of ZellaAllen Dixson as Assistant Librarian andwas made the "same day, July 9, 1891.On November 16, 1891, the trustees hadfixed the salary of Head Professors at sixthousand dollars per year, and at the samemeeting had taken the following action, viz.,"That Professor William Gardner Hale,now of Cornell University, be elected HeadProfessor of Latin, and that PresidentHarper be requested to visit him and en­deavor to secure his acceptance." Twelvedays; later the President reported that hehad visited Mr. Hale, "and informed himof his election, with some hopeful indica­tions that he would accept." Some hopefulindications. But not many.The visit to Cornell, however, was ex­traordinarily fruitful in that it revealed toPresident Harper another Head Professorin J. Laurence Laughlin, with hopeful indi­cations from him. A visit had also beenmade to Boston at the same time, and aninterview held with President Albion W.Small of Colby University, but whetherwith "hopeful indications" or not does notappear. What does appear is that Presi­dent Harper had become convinced that themen the University wanted ought not to beasked to leave the positions they were oc­cupying, for what they could not but re­gard as the uncertainties of Chicago, on thebasis of a salary of six thousand dollars ayear. Accordingly at the next meeting ofthe Trustees, held December 29, 1891, thefollowing action was taken. The Commit­tee on Organization and Faculties recom­mended "Professor J. Laurence Laughlin ofCornell as Head Professor of PoliticalEconomy. Dr. Harper made a full state­ment in regard to Professor Laughlin andProfessor Hale, and the difficulties in the way of securing Head Professors. After afull discussion, in which every member ofthe Board present took part, the followingaction was taken unanimously:1. The salary of Head Professors was in­creased to seven thousand dollars.2. Professor J. Laurence Laughlin waselected Head Professor of Political Econ­omy."Thus was the problem of securing HeadProfessors, at least partially solved, andwith its solution most of the difficulties inthe way of securing a Faculty disappeared.This latter fact was illustrated in the im­mediate appointment under Mr. Laughlin'sadvice of Adolph C. Miller, also of Cornell,as Associate Professor in his department.In the meantime it had become very clearto the President that he must have expertassistance in the tremendous task of organ­izing the work of the University, arrangingthe courses of instruction, preparing theschedules and announcements, establishingregulations under which the work ofinstruction should begin and solving thethousand and one problems that were sureto arise. He found the man he needed inHarry Pratt Judson, Professor of Historyand lecturer on Pedagogy in the Universityof Minnesota. The two men had reacheda tentative agreement in the summer of1891 and on January 26, 1892, Mr. Judsonwas 'elected Professor. of History and HeadDean of the Colleges.Although Mr. Judson was originallyelected Professor of History, in the finalorganization of the departments of instruc­tion he became acting Head, . and almostimmediately after was made Head, of thedepartment of Political Science.At the January meeting, at which Mr.Judson was elected, William 1. Knapp ofYale was made Head Professor of RomanceLanguages and Literature. Meantime thenegotiation with Albion W. Small, PreSI­dent of Colby University, had reached afavorable issue and on January 29 he waselected Head Professor of Social Science.The President had first approached Presi­dent Small fourteen months before. Thetwo men had had several interviews and ex­changed many letters and the appointmentwas finally made: without any positive as­surance that it would be accepted. The ex­perience of Mr. Small as an administratorled to his being drafted into service at onceas Dean of the College of Liberal Arts,later as Director of Affiliation and finallyas Dean of the Graduate School of Artsand Literature.Four Head Professors having been se­cured the work of making up the Facultywent forward rapidly. The President hadfor some months been hard at work seek­ing other instructors and pushing negotia­tions with them.On .T anuary 29, 1892, the first consider­able number of appointments was made. Inaddition to the Head Professor of SocialFROM THE HISTORY OF ,THE UNIVERSITYScience these were Charles Chandler, Pro­fessor in Latin; George S. Goodspeed, As­sociate Professor in Comparative Religionand Ancient History; James H. Tufts, As­sistant Professor of Philosophy; William D.MacClintock, Assistant Professor in Eng­lish Literature; Starr W. Cutting, Assist­ant Professor in German; A. Alonzo Stagg,Director of Physical Culture; Robert F.Harper, Associate Professor in SemiticLanguages and Literature; George C. How­land, Instructor in Romance Languages andLiterature; Frank} Miller, Instructor inLatin; Carl D. Buck, Assistant Professor inSanskrit and Comparative Philology; Fred­erick Starr, Assistant Professor of Anthro­pology. Five of these ten men PresidentHarper found among those whom he knewat Yale. These were Goodspeed, later Re­corder, Stagg, Harper, later acting Headof the Sernitics department, Buck, and Mil­ler, later Examiner and Dean. Mr. Good­speed died in 1905 and Mr. Harper in 1914.One of the interesting things about theseappointments is this, that three of themwere appointments to Assisant Professor­ships of men who later received promotionto the headship of their departments. Thesewere Mr. Tufts, Mr. Buck and Mr. Cutting.Mr. MacClintock had declined a collegePresidency to accept the Chicago appoint­ment. Mr. Tufts came to the department ofPhilosophy from the University of Michi­gan. He had been a student of Dr. Harper'sat Yale and also in one of his summerschools. Mr. Buck was a Yale man com­mended to Dr. Harper in the autumn of1890 by Professors Seymour, Whitney,Knapp and others.On February 4, 1892, four notable ap­pointments were made as follows: Her­mann E. Von Holst, Head Professor ofHistory; Richard Green Moulton, Univer­sity Extension Professor of English Litera­ture; Emil G. Hirsch, Professor of Rabini­cal Literature and Philosophy; and EzekielG. Robinson, Professor in Apologetics andChristian Ethics.Nathaniel Butler, once a member of theFaculty of the first University of Chicago,was brought from the University of Illinoisand became acting Director of UniversityExtension. Mr. Butler joined the smallgroup of Administrative Officers at 1212Chamber of Commerce the first of June,1892. He devoted the summer to the or­ganization of lecture courses and prepar­ing the announcements for them. He se­cured promises of courses of extensionlectures from as many of the coming Pro­fessors as possible, and organized "centers"in many communities. A University Ex­tension Faculty was appointed, consisting,in addition to the President, Mr. Moulton,and Mr. Butler, of seven lecturers withFrancis ·W. Shepardson' as editorial secre­tary. In addition there were appointednineteen associate lecturers, and twenty-twoother members of the Faculties were avail- 335able for courses of lectures. When, there­fore, the faculties came together in Octo­ber the University Extension Division wasas completely organized as any other.At the meeting of the Trustees, heldMarch 19, 1892, E. Hastings Moore ofNorthwestern Universitv was elected Pro­fessor of Mathematics.� Mr. Moore, wholater became Head of his department, waswell known to the President, the two hav­ing been associated as teachers at bothYale and Chautauqua.On March 19th also, Charles O. Whitmanof Clark University was elected Head Pro­fessor of Biology. A correspondence hadbegun between Mr. Whitman and the Presi­dent nearly a year before. An exceptionallyable group of scientists was collected atClark, and, it so happened, that, owing tounsatisfactory internal conditions, a groupof fifteen most desirable men was preparedto consider favorable openings elsewhere.The opportunity for Chicago was an ex­traordinarily tempting one. Mr. Tufts re­lates that in an interview in New Haven,about January 1, 1891, Dr. Harper "toldme that he had at that time in mind threedepartments that he wished to be strongfrom the outset, his own department of Semi­tics, Classics and Philosophy. It subse­quently proved that the natural science de-o partments were given especial strength, butthat, if I remember, was not in his mindso strongly from the beginning." The op­portunity of securing so large a group ofmen, some of them already distinguishedand others of great promise, enough bythemselves to insure strong scientific de­partments, this opportunity combined withthe proffer by Mr. Kent at the same momentto provide a great chemical laboratory ex­plains the change in the President's originalintention. He did not indeed give up hispurpose to make the humanistic depart­ments strong, but, although he lacked thefunds for the purpose, he determined toavail himself of this great opportunity andmake the scientific departments strong also.Mr. Whitman drove a hard bargain withhim. After his election he wired the Presi­dent as follows, "I can accept on follow­ing terms, salaries and running expenses"(for the department of Biology) "thirtythousand dollars, equipment twenty-fivethousand, building one hundred and fiftythousand." Mr. N ef had his chemical labo­ratory already assured. Mr. Michelson didnot attempt to make terms. It was ex­pected that out of the campaign for a"million dollars in ninety days" just be­ginning, a biological laboratory wouldemerge. By a curious turn of fortune, how­ever, it so happened, that at that time Mr.Whitman did not get his building forbiology, and Mr. Michelson did get thegreat Ryerson Physical Laboratory. Someyears passed before Biology had a labora­tory, but in 1897, through the munificenceof Helen Culver, President Harper was able336 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEto give the biological departments fourlaboratories, instead of the one building hehad promised.Clark University contributed 'fifteen mento the Faculty, including Mr. Michelson,Head Professor of Physics, and Mr. N ef,acting Head and later Head of Chemistry.No wonder the President was tempted be­yond what he was able to bear, and beyondwhat his resources could bear.But his power of resistance having brokendown before this splendid temptation, hewas left quite helpless before one which im­mediately followed. The President learnedthat Thomas C. Chamberlin, President ofthe University of Wisconsin, having, duringhis five years at Madison, accomplished thetask of reorganization he had set for him­self and doubled the number of students,was weary of administrative work, which,indeed, he had undertaken reluctantly, andwould, perhaps, welcome a call to the Head­ship of a department of Geology, and thathis Professor of Geology at Madison, RollinD. Salisbury, who had already been recom­mended in the highest terms, would followhis chief. George C. Walker, one of theTrustees, had agreed to provide a museumbuilding which might be used also as thelaboratory of Geology, and -the Presidentwarmly urging action, President Chamber­lin on May 4, 1892, was appointed, the ap­pointment of Mr. Salisbury following in] une. The following telegram, addressedMay 20th to President Harper by Mr. Cham­berlin's secretary, who was quite uncon­scious of what was going on and resentedthe notice he referred to, greatly pleasedand edified the Chicago office.: "Assumingthat you did not authorize the statement intoday's issue of the Chicago News thatPresident Chamberlin had accepted a posi­tion in your University, please telegraphauthorizing me to deny it. President Cham­berlin is now somewhere east and I cannotreach him." There were nine women in the firstfaculty aside from those in the library.Alice Freeman Palmer was made dean ofwomen on July 25, 1892, and on August '31Marion Talbot was associated with her, suc­ceeding her after' Mrs. Palmer's valuablebut necessarily temporary service. MarthaFoote Crowe, assistant professor of Eng­lish Literature, in an address before theBaptist Social Union of Chicago in Novem­ber, said, "It has remained until 1892 beforea woman is invited to a professorial chairin a university of the first rank."I t is impossible to relate in detail thestory of all the appointments. The com­plete list of the Officers of Government andInstruction together with that of the Fel­lows, some of whom gave more or lessinstruction, may be found in another place.*About the first of June, 1892, the secretarywrote f r publication, "The last gift of onemillion dollars, made by Mr. Rockefeller inFebruary, has made it possible for the Uni­ver sity to organize its Faculties in a some­what complete way. In all departmentssixty instructors have now been elected.The number will be increased by ten ortwelve additional names, and then, so faras the Faculties are concerned, the Univer­sity will be ready to receive its students."In his simplicity the secretary thought hewas giving out authoritative information.He was, as it turned out, only announcingthe number of instructors' for which finan­cial provision had been made. The Presi­dent, feeling driven by necessity, recom­mended, and the Trustees, under' the samespur, appointed, not "ten or twelve" more,but sixty. Appointments continued to bemade at almost every meeting until Octo­ber 25th, nearly a month after the U niver­sity opened. Among those appointed wereF. B. Tarbell, J. W. A. Young, F. Schevill,E. O. Jordan, J. Steig litz, C. F. Castle, S. H.Clark, C. W. Votaw, and D. J. Lingle.The University RecordOne hundred and eighteen fellowships inthe graduate schools were awarded by theUniversity in April, including twelve towomen. Nineteen went to students holdingthe bachelor's degree from the University,sixteen men and two women. They are:Israel Albert Barnett, S. B., '15, in As­tronomy; Holly Reed Bennett, S. B., '14, inGeology; Harry Bretz, A. B., '08, in Ro­mance; Reginald Saxon Castleman, Ph. B.,'14, in History; Nathan Fine, Ph. B., '15,in Political Economy; Emanuel BernardFink, S. B., '14, in Pathology; EdwinPowell Hubble, S. B., '10, in Astronomy;Helen Sard Hughes, Ph. B., '10, in English; Jacob Robert Kantor, Ph. B., '14, in Phi­losophy; Otto Koppius, S. B., '14, inPhysics; James Elozar Lebensohn, S. B.,'14, in Physiology; Lander' MacClintock,Ph. B., '11, in Romance; Paul MacClin­tock, S. B., '12, in Geology; Robert Valen­tine Merrill, ex '14, in Romance; GeorgeHidejuro Okuda, Ph. B., '15, in History;Emma Field Pope, A. B., '12, in English;Lathrop Emerson Roberts, S. B., '14, inChemistry; Frank Barron Russell, Ph. B.,'12, in English, and Ovid Rogers Sellers,A. B., '04, in New Testament. It will beseen that a son of Professor Merrill, andboth sons of Professor MacClintock areTHE UNIVERSITY RECORD 337in the list. Two are Oxford Rhodes schol­ars-Merrill and E. P. Hubble, a formerfootball player and high-jumper. ReginaldCastleman, who has been since graduationinstructor in fencing at the University, isgiven a traveling fellowship in History,which takes him to Spain to study Spanishsources, in which no one in the departmenthas hitherto specialized. Nathan Fine waslast year's winner of the Hart, Schaffner &Marx prize offered to American under­graduates in Political Economy. OvidSellers, now in training for the ministry,is a member of the vo : k. Sellers familywhich for years has always had a repre­sentative in the University, generally onthe football team. The award of a historyfellowship to George Okuda, a Japanese, isnotable; the university has- had a numberof Japanese on its fellowship list, but al-1110St always in science. Both the womenfellows who are graduates of Chicago arein the department of English.Official announcement has just been madeof the courses of instruction and the Fac­ulty of the University during the comingsummer quarter, which begins on June 19and ends on September 1. The summerquarter at the university has the largestregistration of the year, the attendance forthat. quarter in 1915 being 4,369.More than four hundred courses will beoffered in the thirty-three Departments ofArts, Literature and Science and the pro­fessional schools of the University, andmore than two hundred instructors will beon the summer faculty. Most of the latterare the regular faculty of the University,but sixty representatives of other institu­tions are also to give instruction during thesummer quarter. Among the institutionsrepresented are Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth,Cornell, the Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology, Smith College, the Universityof Pennsylvania, Leland Stanford JuniorUniversity, the State University of Iowa,the University of Wisconsin, the Universityof Missouri, Ohio State University, andthe universities of Toronto, Alberta, andManitoba.The School of Commerce and Adminis­tration at the University of Chicago offersspecial work during the summer quarter inthe Trade and Industry Division, wherethe courses are arranged with reference tothe needs of those who expect to engage insuch business pursuits as accountancy, hank­ing, foreign trade, and insurance; and alsoin the Philanthropic Service Division, forthose expecting to serve in charitable or­ganizations, settlement work, child-welfareagencies, and social research.In the School of Education more thanone hundred courses are offered that areespecially adapted to the needs of superin­tendents, principals and teachers, Trevor Arnett, '98, Auditor of the Uni­versity, is engaged upon an important pieceof work for the General Education Board.The trustees of the University have grantedhim an extended leave of absence for thepurpose of studying the financial situationof the colleges and universities of theUnited States. Mr. Arnett IS investigatinghath by means of personal examination ofthe institutions and by study of their officialreports. The results of this investigation,which will extend over mor e than a year'stime, bid fair to produce a mass of collatedmaterial on the subject such as never be­fore has been collected in the United States,material which concerns not only the finan­cial investment in the physical plant of in­stitutions of higher learning, but as welltheir endowments, securities, income, andall the ascertainable economic facts. Uponthe basis of this thorough investigation Mr.Arnett will write for the Education Boarda report which will set forth the generalfinancial conditions of American collegesand universities and propose a general planfor management of their financial affairsof every sort that will go far, it is hoped,toward standardizing their accounting andtheir methods.Mr. Arnett is the author of a monographon College Finance, which has been issuedby the Board of Education of the NorthernBaptist Convention and distributed to theheads and trustees of many colleges anduniversities in the country.Among the lecturers at the new Schoolfor the Study and Control of Tuberculosisto be established at Saranac Lake, NewYork, in May, is Professor H. Gideon Wells,of the Department of Pathology. The workof the school is intended for physicians andsocial investigators who wish to enlist inthe movement for the relief of sufferersfrom tuberculosis.Assistant Professor Norman MacLeodHarris, of the Department of Hygiene andBacteriology has been granted by the Boardof Trustees a year's leave of absence, begin­ning with the autumn quarter, in order thathe may give his professional services to theCanadian contingent in the European war.Dr. Harris is especially interested in thesanitation of camps and the hygienic con­ditions of great bodies of men. For twelveyears he has been connected with the De­partment of Hygiene and Bacteriology atthe University.It was recently announced by the Boardof Trustees that the Department of Paleon­tology would be merged in the Departmentof Geology, the latter to be' known in thefuture as the Department of Geology andPaleontology. Dr. Samuel Wendell Willis­ton has been professor in the former de­partment for fourteen years, giving the338 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEcourses in vertebrate paleontology; whilethe courses in invertebrate paleontologyhave been given in the Department of Ge­ology.In connection with the nation-wide cele­bration of the Shakspere tercentenary, Dr.Charles Mills Gayley, professor of Englishliterature in the University of California,gave a lecture on "William Shakspere" inLeon Mandel Assembly Hall at the Uni­versity of Chicago on April 26; and on April 27 Professor William Allan Neilsonof Harvard University spoke on the subjectof "Shakspere and Religion."Professor Gayley is the author of ClassicMyths in English Literature and editor ofRepresentative English Comedies in fivevolumes; while Professor Neilson is theauthor of The Facts about Shakspere andthe general editor of the Tudor Shaksperein forty volumes. Both men are authoritieson various phases of Elizabethan litera-ture. 'Chicago, April 20.The Letter BoxTo the Editor:In the Letter "Box of the April Number,"1910" severely censured the Committee onArrangements for the Quarter-CentennialCelebration for what is assumed to be lackof consideration for out-of-town alumni,especially those who are engaged in teach­ing. As I am conversant with the reasonswhich led to the selection of the period forthe celebration, which makes Alumni Dayfall on June 3rd, it seems to me unfair tothe Committee to let this letter pass with­out putting a fair statement of the casebefore your readers.The Commitee, throughout all of theirdeliberations, gave thoughtful considerationto the comfort and convenience of theAlumni; and it was only after serious dis­cussion that June 3rd was decided upon.The possibilities of each of the two weeksfollowing were discussed, and in fact theperiod surrounding June 10th was originallydecided upon, but the Republican NationalConvention will convene in Chicago June7th, and may continue in session ten days.In any event, the people of Chicago will bedeeply engrossed in the proceedings of theconvention, and it was considered unwise toattempt to vie with it for the attetion ofthe public. There could be but one out­come-s-the convention would over-shadowthe exercises at the University. Hence itwas imperative that the Quarter-Centennialbe celebrated either before or after the con­vention. Moreover, all of the availablerooms in every hotel in Chicago are bookedin advance by delegates to the convention.This made the question of housing out-of­town alumni a serious one and the situa­tion was thoroughly canvassed to see if itwere possible to make satisfactory ar­rangements by using facilities on or near thecampus. It was found that this could notbe done; summer students would be flock­ing to the campus and students of the springquarter would not yet have left; and toattempt to house the alumni on the campuswould but increase the confusion and em- barrassment and lead to serious discom­fort.June 17th was also considered, but theconvention may still be in session, and theSenior Class will be out of college ten days.It would probably be impossible to holdthem and unfair to do so if it were possi­ble.Therefore, while June 3rd is not an idealdate for the Alumni exercises, it seems tome, an alumnus, in view of all the circum­stances, the best; and it is to be hoped that"1910" and all other alumni, teachers orotherwise, will make a real effort to comeback to the campus.Yours truly,1907.To the Editor:MEET ME AT THE TENT is the sloganof the class of 1911 for the forthcoming re­union. The Elevenites feel that the same goodfortune that favored them all through collegehas placed the twenty-fifth anniversary of thefounding of the University at the same timeas their fifth year reunion. And the class iscertainly going to reune. A recent issue ofThe Eleven called for subscriptions of fromone to twenty-five dollars to help carry outthe biggest class reunion the University hasever seen. And from the loyal responses onewould think that the members of the class hadall gone into the bond-brokerage or the auto­mobile business, or at least had gained a fewwar-brides. So the plans are going merrilyon. The centre of attraction is going to be thetent, not the Reynolds Club or Foster, orHarper Library, or even Ida Noyes Hall,but its very own tent. From here is going tostart the Eleven procession that will be astartling feature in the parade. Here will bethe class photographer, who will .take thepictures which will cause so much amusementtwenty years hence when the class is as oldas the University is now. Here the wives andhusbands and children will all get acquaintedwith the class. Here will come Nat Pfefferfrom Shanghai, and Benitez from Manila.Vallee, who, by the way is getting to beTHE LETTER BOXsomething of a lawyer now, will preside as ofold. Mary will be back from] apan, and thosewho only have to come from Maine or Cali­fornia will be there ready to join in the fes­tivities. The letters, and the checks, from theclass show that the tent will always be fulland that the Eleven section of the parade willbe a lengthy one. Some who cannot comehave shown their loyalty by the size of theircontributions to the funds. Any who wantto know more about it or whose copy of TheEleven failed to appear can learn the detailsof the reunion from Margaret Hackett,the secretary of the Committee of Six, 1359East Forty-eighth street.Mollie Ray Carroll, '11.April 14th, 1916.To the Editor:Since called upon to reply to your articlepertaining to basketball in the April issue ofthe magazine, I might state a few facts. Inthe past decade, having been closely in touchwith basketball, here in the University, I be­lieve on the whole we have a record to beproud of. In the season of 191;'), Chicagowon nine and lost three games, Wisconsin be­ing outclassed in two games. Chicago hadexcellent material and I believe that those whowere in close touch with our basketball, agreethat we should have landed above Illinois.There are very good reasons why we didnot win our game at Ohio State and one ofour Illinois games; which were both lost byone point. Probably Des] ardien's ineligibilityin the middle of the season was a factor.Your ideas about material are wrong. Thata man is a star in football is no reason whyhe should make a topnotcher in basketball ina minute. Anyone 'on the inside could notsay that our material this year was at leastfair. From the 1915 team we lost Stevenson,Stegeman, forwards, Des] ardien, center, Kix­miller, regular guard, and Bennett, substitute.The men held over were Townley and Schafer,substitutes, and George, a star guard. There­fore, any close observance of the facts showsthat an entirely new team had to be made.This mediocre squad was handicapped in thebeginning of the season. I firmly believe, asdo a number of other men who know the in­side facts, that the record of the team was asgood as could be expected.Pertaining to your criticism of our systemof play: in practically every field, there ismore than one way to do a thing. One couldwrite a book on certain systems in basket­ball. I do not know whether you admit me toknow anything about basketball, but allow meto state that Utah's system was similar toNorthwestern's style of play, not Wisconsin's.We all take our hats off to Norgren for do­ing a fine piece of work. But the facts showthat Chicago's system in the past decade hasheld its own against Wisconsin or any ofthem. In fact, Illinois' long passing (tospots) game has defeated our team in thepast few years. We are sorry that you did 339not observe a dribbler on our team. Prob­ably most of our time was spent in tryingto teach them to stop a dribble. In order toget any value out of a dribble a man musthave speed, cleverness and natural ability, likean open field runner in football. You cannot develop them in a minute. Where didChicago have any material like Ray Woodsof Illinois, whose individual dribble ran awayfrom Schafer and beat us, or Bannick of Iowa,whose cleverness was too much for Georgeand beat us, or Underhill of Northwestern,who was too clever for Parker? You prob­ably know that sometimes men on a team at­tempt individual dribbling tactics and ruinwhat passing game you have.You state that Northwestern, Illinois andWisconsin ran through the Chicago defense.In 1915 no team ran through Chicago's de­fense, because it was brainy. At the close ofthe 1916 season Chicago had developed thatsame brainy defense. At the beginning of theseason Chicago, in its Northwestern and Wis­consin games, had a commanding lead and thebottom fell out. Let me state that this wasdue to a lack of knowledge, not of the shortpassing game, but of basketball, in general,for I believe that almost everyone will agreethat when you get a commanding lead thesimplest thing to do in basketball is just toride your opponents.You say secondly that Chicago's basketswere made at long range. The facts showthat we scored for our twelve games an aver­age of nineteen points per game. The gamesin which we got the least score were thoseagainst Illinois, who had a big powerful, sta­tionary guard. No team gets short basketson that system. In our last game at Wiscon­sin, Chicago had more close shots under theirbasket than our opponents. You surely mustrealize that there is more than one way ofscoring field goals. As an observer, do younot get a greater thrill out of a long basketthan a short one?We are pleased to note that our ability tohang onto the ball like glue was noticed, asI do not believe that we missed many pointson fumbling. This speaks well for a greenteam. About the only system that might bedevised which would enable the men on ourteam to pass the, ball oftener would be a pre­season training course in public speaking,wherein Parker might develop a voice whichmight enable him to occasionally yell for theball when Schafer can not find him. Thiswould surely do away with long shooting.I wish to thank you for your many sug­gestions and for your intramural basketballacknowledgement. I trust that before nextseason is over, our very mediocre materialwill develop, and it will be a pleasure for youto observe and to comment favorably.For better basketball in the University, I am,Sincerely yours,H. O. Page, '10.340 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINETo the Editor:Snell Hall in 1893 was the center of un­dergraduate life. The standard of livingwas widely different from that enjoyed bymen at present in the fraternity houses­or in Hitchock Hall, Hutchinson Commonsand the Reynolds Club. We Snell menwere glad to sleep on "double decker" bedsand to dine at the "Shanty." AlthoughSnell did not provide much in the way ofluxury, it did generate the choicest brandof college spirit. Most of the leading menin the university lived in Snell: those whofounded traditions; selected the Chicagocolor, Maroon; became charter membersof fraternities, and won the first champion­ships.One of the occasions which Snell menremember was the initiation. Usually thesophomores, about Christmas, gave the in­coming freshmen something to rememberin addition to good counsel.In the fall of '96 it so happened that threeor four juniors and seniors had come intothe dormitory. They were so worldly-wisethat Dr. Raycroft, affectionately known tous as "Ray," then head of Snell House, de­cided that he must appoint a committeefrom. his upper class men in order to becertain that the proper persons would beinitiated. "Stace" Mosser, "I udge" BillyWilson and the writer appreciated the con­fidence placed in them when "Ray" selectedthem for the committee.The initiates were to sing songs andmake speeches, and to enliven the proceed­ings they were to perform appropriate"stunts." One of the "old timers" which weresurrected was to have the initiate placea nickel upon his forehead, then try todrop it into a funnel thrust into the waist­band of his trousers. The gentlemen whowere preparing him to feel at home inSnell Hall were to have a bucket of waterreach the funnel before the nickel.The summons to be present on the par­ticular Saturday evening, in the Snell HallClub Room, prepared for the initiation, waswritten and sent to the cringing initiates.The committee, thoughtful men, noted onthe invitation cards that the dress was tobe gymnasium suits, and then in a facetiousmoment added, "If you prefer, wear dresssuits," but no one was as astonished asthe program makers when the' innocentsappeared for the initiation dressed as ifthey were going to sing at the annual GleeClub concert at old Central Music Hall.The preliminaries passed off quietly andas usual. Then the committee, whose con­sciences were uneasy about ruining thefine raiment, but who purposed to carryout the schedule of events, mildly suggestedthat there would be an intermission whilethe initiates got into their "gym" clothes.There was no move to take advantage ofthis kind offer.The committee next told the newcomers as plainly as possible without divulging thewhole program, that they should changetheir clothes. The initiates, Marcus("Pete") Frutchey, H. L. ("Claire") Ickes,and Charlie Burroughs, declared unani­mously they were ready to take anythingthat was coming to them dressed just asthev were. The committee became in sis­tent. Then inquired Ickes pleasantly:"Pete, whose clothes have you got on,anyway?""Harry Abells's," said Frutchey. "Whosehave you?""I found them in Stacy Mosser's room,that's all I know about them," said Ickes."How about you, Charlie?""These clothes? They're Judge Wilson's,ann they need cleaning; go ahead, beys,"replied Burroughs.The initiates had arrayed themselves notonly in the dress suits, but also in theshirts, collars, ties, the full regalia, of theinitiator.Gentle reader, looking back twenty years,please tell an anxious. member of thatmournful committee, who were really ini-tiated? Harry D. Abells, '97.[The following letter was received from HenryAdkinson, '97, now vice-president and general man­ager of the Utah Mineral Concentration Company atEureka, Utah, just in time to run into the formsof this issue. There were other reminiscences inthe letter, which can't be crowded in here, but thisseemed too good to let go, so the editor has thrownout some of his own lucubrations to make room forit.-Ed.]In 1896 we hoped to win the baseballchampionship. We had many of the samefellows on the team who had been fightingNorthwestern and Michigan since 1893 andhad never won out. It looked favorable forus and we started the season knowing wehad only Michigan to beat. There werefive games scheduled and we had to winthree to get the championship. Here ishow we got it,-taken right from the rec­ords:On May 9th, 1896; Michigan came toMarshall Field and Chicago won 7 to 3. Itwas a great game and I only wish I couldwrite you the full newspaper descriptionsof the day. We had nine hits, of whichNichols got four, Jones two, and Ikey Clarktwo. Ikey pitched a great game and we hadmade a fine start for the season.On May 13th-Unlucky Day-Michiganagain came to Marshall Field. Watkinspitched a game we couldn't touch and theytook it 6 to O. That man Watkins was ourstumbling block. He pitched left-handedand we did not have a single left-hander topractice against, so the whole team wasn'thitting,-only a few of the fellows in eachgame.The next week the team started on itsfirst eastern trip, and the first game of thetrip was played at Ann Arbor, May 20th.Again they won, this time by 9 to 2. Wegot only five hits off Watkins, two byTHE LETTER BOX 341Herschberger and one each by Sweet,Brown and Clarke. That gave Michigan theedge by two games to one and the fourthgame had to be played at Detroit on our re­turn trip from the east, when the team wouldsurely be tired. It looked then as thoughonly Fate could save us.We went on through the east and wonfrom Cornell, 3 to 2; lost to Orange Ath­letic, 6 to 3; won from Pennsylvania, 15 to10; lost to Yale, 31 to 5. (I wasn't in thatgame and am, therefore, the only man whocan mention it. There are several goodstories connected with it.); lost to Harvard,10 to 7,-and with that record behind us wecame to Detroit on Decoration Day to playMichigan for the championship. It lookedjust like our finish with all the appropriatedecorations for such a day.While we were holding a wake in advanceas we dressed at the hotel the sky cloudedand just as we were ready to take the 'busto the grounds the heavens opened and inten minutes there was four inches of wateron the grounds. That, in my opinion, wasa direct dispensation of Providence. I knownow just J10W a reprieve looks and feels toa condemned man.We immediately took train for Chicago,after it was arranged that we should returnto Ann Arbor on June 4th to playoff thatgame. We landed in Chicago Sunday morn­ing and I am told that for the first time inhis life Stagg that day went to a ball gameon Sunday. He went to. the west side tosee Capt. Anson. What Lon wanted was aleft-handed pitcher with good speed andcurves, weighing about 155 pounds andstanding about 5 feet 6 inches. He laid hisspecifications before Anson arid the blondecaptain picked out the very man in a chapnamed Jackson. Stagg engaged Jackson tocome to Marshall Field on Monday morn­ing prepared to pitch for a week. Then onMonday we got our orders. We were tocome to the field every moment we had achance, drop in between classes, never mindany uniforms; just come out and bat. Staggtook Jackson to the field and showed himevery detail of Watkins' wind-up. In aboutten minutes we had a living replica of Wat­kins pitching to us with all the fine pointsthat Watkins could have shown. We werepretty poor batters at first and Jackson hadus. at his mercy, but shortly we improved.We were there at all hours of the day, leav­ing one class and running to the field to batin our boiled shirts till the next class wasdue. Stagg began to feel better when webegan to line out the hits for safe drives,­so did the rest of us.If Watkins has ever wondered why hecouldn't win that championship, I hope theMichigan Alumnus will reprint this nextparagraph. We left Chicago on June 3rdfor Ann Arbor and stopped off for the nightat Jackson, Michigan, a short distance fromAnn Arbor. The next morning we were outon a farm some distance from town, our good man Jackson with us, and we werepounding the ball for fair. That afternoonwe walked onto the Michigan field and whenwe walked off we had the game in our hat­bag, 7 to 3. We made eleven hits and scoredtwo runs in the first inning and two morein the second. We had three earned runs.Winston got a home run; Nichols had atwo-base hit and J onesie had two of them.Michigan picked up one run in the thirdinning and two in the seventh, and the restof the time they were watching our error­less game. It was a great day for Chicagoand the series stood two-all, with us leadingon form.After the fourth game was finished Staggand Shields tossed up to see where the fifthand deciding game would be played. Mich­igan won, and it had to be at Ann Arbor.Then it took two hours for them to decideon the date. Michigan wanted it on the fol­lowing Tuesday, but Stagg wanted moretime to develop th e fine points of Jackson'swork and insisted on Thursday. So onThursday, June 11th, we played for thechampionship on Ann Arbor grounds.Stagg's strategy. had won again. Wewent at Jackson's curves and ate 'em up tillour batting average was so fat we wereashamed of it. I quote the opening para­graph in the Chicago paper:"Ann Arbor, Mich., June ll.-Chicago, 10;Michigan, 5."That was the score when the last Mich­igan man was put out this afternoon. Thevictorious nine from Chicago set no limitto their exultation. With a rousing Chi­cago yell, such as reminded one of the goodold football days, Stagg's men left the fieldchampions of the western college field. Itwas grim satisfaction that they took in theirvictory. They felt amply repaid for all pre­vious defeats, shut-outs included, and theywere willing to throw in the football de­feats for the last three years."You see how Michigan falls back on foot­ball talk to cover up the gloom. We wipedthe earth with them. We made thirteen hitsand knocked Watkins out of the box in thefifth inning. We scored six runs beforeMichigan got one and then added threemore in the seventh and one in the eighthjust for good measure, and never playedour half of the ninth at all. It was just aseasy as going out to practice against J ack­son' day after day. In fact,· it really seemeda little easier to hit Watkins. The old-timestrategy of Amos Alonzo, aided by the luckof a last-minute downpour had broughthome the pennant. Of course we have allseen Lon do this sort of thing again andagain, but I want this in as part of the rec­ord, which shows in detail the actual turn­ing of a tide running against him at thecritical moment, and I never look at thelittle charm which every man was givenwithout thinking of Stagg's resourcefulmove. Hats off to Lon!Henry M. Adkinson, '97.342 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEThe Month at the UniversityApril 3Spring Quarter opens. Registration.Student Volunteer Band.April 4Baseball - Chicago, 4; First NationalBank, 3.April 5Winners in Blackfriars' music competitionannounced.M. Joachim Merlant, Professor of FrenchLiterature, University of Montpellier,France: "Balzac."Mr. G. Lowes Dickinson, Lecturer andFellow of King's College, CambridgeUniversity: "International Reconstruc­tion After the War."April 6Kent Chemical Society. Prof. HoraceGreeley Byers, University of Michigan.April 7Political Meeting in Kent, under the aus­pices of the University Republican Club.Speakers: Alderman Willis O. Nance,Roy O. West, and State Senator MortonD. Hull.Junior Class Luncheon. Prof.. MacClintock,speaker.German Conversation Club.April 8Score Club Dance.Y. M. C. A. trip through the Bohemian Set­tlement.Chicago' won four firsts in Conference Gym.Meet at Minneapolis and got second inthe meet.April 9Rev. Robert Elliott Speer, D. D., SecretaryPresbyterian Board of Foreign Missions,University Preacher.April 10Student Volunteer Band, New Testamentand Systematic Theology Clubs.April 11Paul Blazer appointed Chairman of 1916Interscholastic.Botany Club, Physics Club, Church HistoryClub, Classical Club.April 12Baseball-Chicago, 4; Northwestern Col­lege, l.Mathematical Club.April 13Senior Class Luncheon. Class-day officerselected.Chicago loses to University of Colorado inDebate.'.Baseball-Butler Brothers, 7; Chicago, 5.First game lost this season.History Club. April 14Twenty-eighth Annual Secondary SchoolConference.-Reynolds Club Informal.German Conversation Club, Sociology Club.April 15Secondary School Conference.The Association of Foreign Modern Lan­guage Teachers of the Central West andSouth. .The University Dames. Address by Pro­fessor Winfield Scott Hall of N orthwest­ern University Medical School.Y. M. C. A. trip to the Weber WagonWorks of the International HarvesterCompany.Sophomore Dance, Reynolds Club.April 16Rev. John Ellington White, D. D., Ander­son, South Carolina, Unrver sity Preacher.April 17Student Volunteer Band.April 18Baseball-Chicago, 9; Western Electrics, 8.Botanical Club.Professor Henry Browne of UniversityCollege, Dublin, on "Greek Music." Il­lustrated by the phonograph.April 19Senior Women's Party.Walker Chat. Speaker, Prof. Starr.Forum, Junior Mathematical Club, Philo-logical Society.April 20Philosophical Club.Professor Alexander Smith, Head of theDepartment of Chemistry, Columbia Uni­versity, before the Kent Chemical Societyon "Some Anomalies' of Chemistry AsIt Is Taught."April 21Freshmen Debating Team won from N orth­western Freshmen on the negative sideof the question, "Resolved, That the Fed­eral Government Should Own and Oper­ate All the Steam Railroads Engaged inInterstate Commerce."German Conversation Club.Dr. George Henry Alexander Clowes, Bio­Chemist, Gratwick Laboratory, Buffalo,New York, before the Biological Club:"On the Physical Equilibrium of Emul­sions, Jellies, and Living Protoplasm."April 22Wisconsin 6, Chicago 17. First ConferenceGame.April 23Rev. John Ellington White, D. D., Anderson,South Carolina, University Preacher.ALUMNI AFFAIRSAlumniAlumnae Take Heed:-Before the formal dedication of thewoman's building, Ida Noyes Hall, and theinrush of the undergraduate body, the staidAlumnre will have entered, inspected andeaten inside the new and sacred walls.The party, consisting of graduates from themisty and uncertain days of the Beatricedormitory to the members of the presentSenior Class, will meet in the remains ofLexington Hall at 10 a. m. June 3. Beforeproceeding to the wonders of the new worldthe party will pause in hushed silence forthe last sad rites and long, lingering looksat the plaster-stripped and memory-paperedwalls of "old Lex." To the sound of thecrumbling walls as Lex. sinks into history,the party will proceed under the leader­ship of competent guides who will explainin dulcet voices the special features of in­terest, to that remarkable, singular andworld-renowned (at least in the future) edi­fice, IDA NOYES HALL, the promisedland of the women of the University.(Smelling salts will be provided by theguides for all those who have not broughtthem. Caution should be used, for casesof .asphyxiation from the newness in theatmosphere have been known to occur.With care, however, all danger will beaverted.)The party will be conducted from themagnificent entrance into the spacious andluxurious parlors of the edifice, whence theywill proceed down the long corridors, soonto sound with the scurrying feet of earneststudents of health, wealth and beauty, tothe elaborate gymnasium and its attendantmarvels. Here a maid may enter dishev­eled, tired, deaf, dumb, blind and crookedand exit washed, ironed, starched, fumi­gated, shined and fresh. The process, likethat of the stockyards, is complete and sys­tematized and will be explained in detail.From the gymnasium the party will betaken to the natatorium, where all whohave become fatigued or overheated withthe journey are invited to sink to the cooldepths of the pool for a brief but refreshingrecupera tion.The party will then be carried, if neces­sary, toward the means of restoration in thecafeteria. Their mouths will be the first totaste food in the room where many thou­sands in the years to come will imbibe life­giving substance for five and ten cents.(This first food, however, being first, willcost fifty cents.) Truly a magnificentthought for reverent attention. The partywill be entertained with anecdotes of his­toric interest by historic figures who wereonce in intimate connection with the "olddorms," the library gym and the days when 343Affairsstudents rowed from class to class throughthe swamps of the campus. An importantdedication, which will mark the era of afresher, cleaner, more joyous life of thewomanhood of the University will be held.What is left of the party will be rolledby the competent guides to Stagg Field toview the events of the afternoon, the pa­rade, the game, the circus and the great­est reunion known to history.THE COMMITTEE.Alumni and former students of the Uni­versity had a special table at a dinner heldat Houston, Texas, on April 21, in honorof President Vincent, of the University ofMinnesota. The Chicago delegation wasthe largest college representation present.Those who sat at the Chicago table wereMartha Gano, '13; Lila Baugh, J. E. Niday,W. G. Smiley, H. N. Shofstall, Mabel T.Weston, Philip H. Arbuckle, '10; E. H.Fleming, '03; J. Z. Gaston, Jr., '18; Aida P.Wertz, W. D. Davis, Maude Leman, MattieB. McLeod, W. F. Wilson, Ira H. Ayers,'13; Hazel Cummings, '08, and George W.Cottingham, '13.President Vincent spoke on "Disciplineand Democracy."EngagementsThe engagement is announced of MissMaude Isabelle Moore of Evanston andWm. Scott Bond, '97. Mr. Bond, while incollege, was quite well-known as a tennis­player.Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Burrage Farwellannounce the engagement of their daugh­ter, Florence, '10, to Myron Sanford Strongof Burlington, Mich. Mr. Strong is (it gradu­ate of Michigan Agricultural College.Mrs. A. D. Salisbury of Ridgely, Md., an­nounces the engagement of her cousin, MissMarion A. Zimmerman, to Silas A. Tucker,ex '10, of 6507 Minerva avenue. The wed­ding will take place in the early fall.Dr. and Mrs. James Stewart announcethe engagement of their daughter, Beatriceto Lander Porter MacClintock, '11, sonof Professor and Mrs. William D. Mac-Clintock. .Mr. and Mrs. George Myron Whitney of942 East Fifty-second street announce theengagement of their daughter, Dorothy, '15,to Douglas Phelps Ball, '15, son of Mr. andMrs. William A. Ball of' 3801 Lake' Parkavenue.Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Sieh announcethe engagement of their daughter, Mar­jorie, to Delmar A. Stevens, ex '15. MissSieh is a graduate of the National ParkSeminary. Stevens is a member of SigmaChi and a Knight Templar.344 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEMarriagesHarry Glenn Stibbs, '11, to KatherineMoore Stuart, on November 17, 1915, atSeattle, Washington.Nina Yount, '17, and William Harms, '12,were married on March 29, 1916. Harmswas an officer of the Reynolds Club, a mar­shal and active in Y. M. C. A. affairs whilein the University. He is now Secretary ofthe South Chicago Department of the Y.M. C. A. They will be at home afterMay 1, at 5493 Cornell Avenue.Helen Rose Kennedy, '15, and HarryMorrill Paine, Ph. D., '14, were married onMarch 11, 1916. Mrs. Paine is the daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Kennedy andis a member of Chi Rho Sigma. Paine isa member of Gamma Alpha. They willmake their home in Kingsport, Tenn.,where Paine is chemist for the FederalDyestuff and Chemical Company.DeathsCaroline Austin Duror and Lola BlancheWhitmore, graduate students in the depart­ments of Geology and Geography, werekilled in a railway accident in Wisconsinduring the spring vacation. Miss Durorreceived the degree of bachelor of Sciencefrom Barnard college in 1914, and MissWhitmore held the degrees of. bachelor andmaster of arts, received from RadcliffeCollege in 1913. NEWS OF THE CLASSES1873Alexander Blackburn, D. B. '73, writes:I hesitate to send all this, but it is at yourdisposal for the junk heap or otherwise.After my return from the civil war my edu­cation was somewhat scattering. Part inHanover College, Ind. Then in Monmouth,Illinois, and some Greek in the old ChicagoUniversity. Since 1871 I have been a pas­tor all the time and have kept pretty closeto my job, so that I have had little time forother work.My literary work has been almost entirelyin newspapers, e. g., regular correspondentof Watchman, 1874-6; Examiner, 1876-7;Standard, 1878-88; Zion's Advocate, 1910-14; associate editor Pacific Baptist, 1900-14.Trustee Franklin College, 1881-7; trusteeMcMinville college, 1898-1993.President Indiana Baptist convention,1884-7.Delegate World's Baptist Congress, Lon­don, 1905; delegate World's MissionaryConference, Edinburgh, 1910.Have been speaker in several Baptist N a­tional anniversary meetings. Lecturer onplatforms in this country and in England,etc.I am glad the university has so graciouslygiven us men who belonged to the old in­stitution a place in the glorious new. WeG E T,i A COP Y 0 F THE NEW VIE W BOO K24 Large Views. The New Buildings IncludedREADY MAY 1. PRICE $1.00. BY MAIL $1.15mnnks, &tuttnntry.1twUts, '.fUtUtulS, 1\t�l.rtit (61111bs, lKnbuks, Eft.5758 ELLIS AVENUE Room 106 Emmons Blaine HallTWO STORES:ALUMNI AFFAIRScan say as the orator said of Abraham Lin­coln, "He was born in a log cabin in Ken­tucky which he had helped his father build."I t is literally true that "My academicmother is the University of Chicago, whichwas born years after I graduated." We oldmen of the dear mater are older than ourmater.Suppose you submit that to the Professorof Biology.1897Adelaide S. Baylor is State Supervisor ofHome Economics for Indiana, with officesat the State House, Indianapolis.William H. Allen, who managed the "sur­vey" of the University of Wisconsin, is nowengaged in a spirited controversy with Prof.Mead concerning the methods and resultsof that investivation. Prof. Mead discussedit in a magazine article, commenting un­favorably; Allen replied at length and vig­orously, denying Prof. Mead's statements;and there the matter rests.Oswald ]. Arnold is Secretary and Actu­ary of the Illinois Life Insurance Co. and amember of the Board of Governors of theAmerican Institute of Actuaries. He isPresident of the School Board of PalosTownship, Cook County, Illinois.1899Harvey T. Woodruff, alias "Friend Har­vey," the defenceless recipient of R. W.Lardner's letters on the sporting pages ofthe Chicago Tribune, still manages to main­tain his embonpoint in spite of his arduousduties as sporting editor. Woodruff has somany young men working for him now heis planning to organize himself into a cor­poration. His own facile pen producedduring the winter the sad story of a semi­pro athlete among the college simon-pures,and what he did to the amateur laws!Woodruff said he "edited" it, but it readlike creative literature.1901.Mary E. Abernathy is Director of Relig­ious Education in the M. E. Church at Gary,Indiana.1902Lees Ballinger is manager of the KeokukCanning Co. of Lansing, Michigan.1903Sophia Berger is superintendent of theYoung Women's Hebrew Association at31 West 110th St., New York City.] acob Billikopf is Superintendent of theUnited ] ewish Charities of Kansas City,Missouri.1905Gustavus E. Anderson is Professor ofGeology in the New Mexico School ofMines at Socorro, N. M.1906Eduard H. Ahrens is manager of the Fac­tory Magazine, Chicago.Wynne Armstrong is practicing law; of­fices in the Security Trust Bldg., Camden.N. ]. The Corn ExchangeNational Bankof ChicagoCapital . . $3,000,000Surplus and Profits, 7,000,000OFFICERSERNEST A. HAMILL, PresidentCHARLES L. HUTCHINSON, Vice- PresidentCHAUNCEY J. BLAIR, Vice-PresidentD. A. MOULTON, Vice-PresidentB. C. SAMMONS, Vice-PresidentFRANK W. SMITH, SecretaryJ. EDWARD MAASS, CashierJAMES G. WAKEFIELD, Ass't CashierLEWIS E. GRAY, Ass't CashierEDWARD F. SCHOENECK, Ass't CashierDIRECTORSCHARLES H. WACKER MARTIN A. RYERSONCHAUNCEY J. BLAIREDWARD B. BUTLER CHARLES H. HULBURDBEMJAMIN CARPENTER CLYDE M. CARRWATSON F. BLAIRCHARLES L. HUTCHINSON EDWARD A. SHEDDERNEST A. HAMILLForeign Exchange Letters of CreditCable Transfers3% Paid on Savings Deposits 345346 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEJames V. Hickey has severed his connec­tion with the State's Attorney's office andnow has law offices in the Ashland Block,Chicago.1907Helen E. Hendricks writes, en route toHong Kong:I am delighted to find in' my steamer mailthe January number of the Magazine. Andthis reminds me to say a word of appre­ciation to you of what the Magazine hasbecome. It is a great boon to an alumnafar from home.I have been two years in China teachingmusic at St. Hilda's School, Wuchang. AndI have had a variety of experiences, notonly in teaching Chinese girls the value ofsharps and fiats, but in traveling aboutChina as well. I was in Peking when thewar broke out. I shall never forget thesuppressed excitement of those days as werode in rickshas up and down the Legationquarter seeking information and anxiouslyscanning the little groups knotted togetherby nationalities, talking in low tones. Ispent one night in a sampan thirty milesabove Ichang in the Yangtse gorges, unableto move because of the surrounding rob­bers. But for plain good times in the Ori­ent there is nothing like meeting Chicagoalumni. The Magazine has kept me in­formed of the whereabouts of alumni andby the time' I reach home I shall have'seen thirty or more old friends from Chicago.Such is the hospitaltiy of the East-or isit the good old Chicago spirit-one couldalmost tour the Orient without going faroutside the abiding places of Chicago peo­ple. I have just returned from a visit toFlorence Chaney, '08, at H wai Y uen andMary Nourse, '05, at Ginling College, Nan­king, and am on my way to Manila to visitanother Chicago and Foster Hall friend,Mrs. C. H. Cady (Mary Ida Mann, of theSchool of Education. I spent two summersin Manchuria with Alice Nourse, now Mrs.E. H. Hobart. It looks as if I were takingadvantage of my Chicago opportunities.But pleasant as this visiting life is, I amleaving it to sail for home on the "Empressof Russia" March 22nd.Will you kindly change my address to 602East Broadway, Streator, Illinois? I shallbe there for a time.1908Hugo F. Bezdek is Director of PhysicalEducation at the University of Oregon.Clyde M. Bauer is a geologist in the U. S.Geological Survey at Washington, D. C.Leo Carter de Tray has been re-engagedto coach the track team at Knox College.Dwight L. Akers is Assistant Civic Sec­retary of the City Club of Chicago.1909John W. Shideler, Superintendent ofSchool Gardening in Sioux City, Iowa, has�lIll1l1l1ll1lll1ll1ll11l1ll1l1l1l1ll1ll1l1l1l1l1l1l1l1ll1l1l1lilllllllllllllllllllllllUllllllllhiihllUlIlIlIlIlIIllIlIlIlIlIIlIlIIlIlIIlIlIlIIlIlIlIlIllIlIlIlIlIIlIlIIlIlIIlIlIlIIlIlIlIIlIllIIlIIlIIllIIlllIlIlIIllI1II1I!1II11l1!1I1111111i11l1l1l1lilllllllllllllIIlIIlUIIIIIIIIIlIIIlIIIIIIIlIII!!jI�Tobey-Made Furniture _-I!I The J.�:eren:��dn��h:�to�S::pany I�I1I1HIIIIIIIIUIIIIII1II11II"1"""IIJ"IINIII""I""IHIII""""IUIU""I"III"II"11I11I1IIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIlIlIllIIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII�III1IUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII11111111 111111 IIIIIIUIi III 1111 III II UII 111111111 III 1111 IIIlIiU III 1111 II IIIHIIIIIIIII 11111 1111 H 1I11111�ALUMNI AFFAIRS 347just issued the First Annual Report. onSchool and Home Gardening in that city.I t is exceptionally interesting, gives a de­tailed account of the work, and is well il­lustrated.Ethel E. Hanks is an investigator for theNational Children's Bureau. She had beeninvestigating the conditions of child labor,particularly in the state of Massachusetts.Charlotte Barton is Instructor in Geog­raphy and Geology in the State NormalSchool at Clarion, Penn.Walton Bittner is Secretary of PublicWelfare Service in the Extension Divisionof Indiana University.1910Joseph D. Ament is Director of Athleticsin the A. and M. College at Tallahassee,Fla.Julia F. Alexander is teaching AppliedScience in the Vocational School at FortWayne, Ind.Eleanor M. Brown is head of the EnglishDepartment in the Frances Skinner Schoolat M 1. Carroll, Ill. sent to Germany. The. unit sailed from NewYork on the Oscar II. in April, and afterlanding in Christiania will go to Berlin.From there its members will be assigned tovarious field hospitals.Florence Marie Ames is Supervisor ofDomestic Science in the public schools atHibbing, Minn.Allys Field Boyle is Supervisor of Musicand Folk Dancing in the High School atCoffeyville, Kan.Elizabeth A. Swift, who assisted Profes­sor Hoxie in the investigation of ScientificManagement for the United States Commis­sion on Industrial Relations, has taken aposition with the Plimpton Press, Norwood,Mass. The Plimpton Press is one of theModel Scientific Management establish­ments operating under the Taylor System.1912Gertrude Emerson writes, on a card witha Shanghai postmark, "Here we are atPeking, interviewing ministers of state, vis­iting temples and palaces and hanging gar­dens, attending Legation dinners, and work­ing the typewriter in the middle of thenight. It is very far away from the GirtonSchool, this Peking of Kubla Khan andYuan Shih-Kai! We are just leaving forthe South, then back to Japan and home inthe summer."1911Edna Allen is teaching Mathematics inthe State Teachers College at Cedar Falls,Iowa.Ralph Kuhns is the only Chicago surgeonselected to join a Red Cross surgical corpsMELVIN H. SYKES, Photographer to University of Chicago Students andAlumni. SPECIAL ADVERTISING OFFER. Good Until September 15, 1916PhotographerThe StevensBuilding16-18-20 N. Wabash Ave.Melvin H.TelephoneCentral342SPECIAL ADVERTISING INDUCEMENT12 $10.00 STEEL ENGRAVED PANELS @ $5.0012 14.00 GAINSBORO ETCHINGS @ 6.5012 18.00 ART BUFF ETCHINGS @ 8.00Unless this coupon is presented at time of sitting you positively cannotobtain these photographs for less than my regular prices.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINERepresentativesOpen Sundays 10 to 4CUT OUT AND PRESENT THIS COUPON AT STUDIO348 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEASSOCIATION OF DOCTORS OFPHILOSOPHYHerman B. Almsted, Ph. D., '00, is Pro­fessor of Germanic Languages in the Uni­versity of Missouri, and still carries a cane.Myron L. Ashley, Ph. D., '01, is head ofthe Department of Psychology at ChicagoNormal College.Maxwell Adams, Ph. D. '04, is Professorof Chemistry in the University of Nevada.James F. Abbott, Ph. D., '06, -is Professorof Zoology in Washington University, S�.Louis, Mo. He is a Fellow in the Amen­can Association for Advancement ofScience, a member of several scientific so­cieties and has written a number of booksand a;ticles on zoological subjects.Robert Lacey Borger, Ph. D., '07, is As­sociate in Mathematics in 'the University ofIllinois. 'Stephen R. Capps, Ph. D., '07� will r�turnto Alaska the commg summer in continua­tion of his work for the United StatesGeological Survey. His work in 1916 willbe in the interior of the country.,I van Lee Holt, Ph. D., '09, in Assyrianand Old Testament, is President of theSouthern Methodist University at Dallas,Texas.Joseph B. Umpleby, Ph. 0., '10, of theUnites States Geological Survey, has beengiven leave of absenc.e fo� the curre1!t yearto teach in the U nrver srty of California.He expects to return to the Survey at theclose of the academic year. •Dean R. Wickes, Ph. D., '12, is a mem­ber of the American Board Mission andTeacher of the Bible in the North ChinaUnion College, at Tungchon, near Peking,China.D. R. Anderson, Ph. D., '12, is Profes­sor of History and Political Science' andhead of the Department in Richmond Col­lege, Richmond, Virginia.Frank Adolph Bernstorff, Ph. D., '12, isInstructor in German in Northwestern U ni­versity.Aaron Arkin, Ph. D., '13, is Professor ofPathology and Bacteriology in the Uni­versity of West Virginia. He is Chief Bac­teriologist' and Pathologist in the StateHygienic Laboratory and has publishedmany articles on his work.Wellington Downing Jones, Ph. D., '14,expects to go to Japan and China in Junefor six months' field study in Geography.A gift sufficient to meet his expenses wasmade for this purpose a few months since.George Smith Bryan, Ph. D., '14, is In­structor in Botany at the University ofWisconsin.Alice Freda Br ounlich, Ph. D., '14, is In­structor in Latin and German in the Fran­ces Shimer School at Mt. Carroll, Ill.Thomas Henry Billings, Ph. D., '15, isLecturer in Greek and Latin in Wesley Col­lege, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Kate Gordon, Ph. D., '03, head of the de­partment of education, Bryn Mawr College,goes next September to the Carnegie Insti­tute of Technology, Pittsburgh, where shewill have charge of the Bureau of Ment�lTests and give instruction in psychology 111the woman's department of the School ofApplied Design.Katharine B. Davis, Ph. D., '00, as headof the Parole Commission in New YorkCity, is adding a_nother ch�p.ter to her re­markable record 111 r eor g aruz mg New YorkCity prisons and reformatories. "The prin­ciples of parole worked out by her board,"says the Chicago Herald, seem more 10glc�l,more consistent with the human and socialfacts, and more likely to produce resultsbeneficial alike to the prisoner and to thecommunity than the principles on which theIllinois board apparently proceeds."Lloyd A. H. Warren, M. A., '02; Ph. D.,'13 who has been assistant professor ofmathematics and astronomy in the Univer­sity of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, is act­ing professor this year, during the .abse,:c.eof Professor N. B. MacLean on active m ili­tary service.C. Everett Conant, Ph. D., '11, professorof modern languages in the University ofChattanooga, read a paper on the languageproblem in the Philippines at the Lake Mo­honk Conference on the Indian and OtherDependent Peoples. He also gave an ad­dress before the Casino Espafio l of Birm­ingham Alabama, which was founded lastAugust' as an outgrowth of his Spanishclasses and South American lectures at theBirmingham Chamber of Commerce.L. Charles Raiford, Ph. D., '09, who ishead of the department of chemistry in theOklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Col­lege, Stillwater, Oklahoma, gave a paper onSteric Hindrance in the Acylation of Aro­matic Mines at the fifth annual meeting ofthe Oklahoma Academy of Science.Chester N. Gould, Ph. D., '07, lectured thiswinter in Decorah, Iowa, before the literarysociety, Smyrna, on the Fornaldar sagas; andalso before the student body and faculty ofLuther College, on the Islandinga sagas.Dr. Gould's lectures were very well received.'He was made an honorary member ofSymra, which has as one of its principal ob­jects the promotion of interest in N or­wegian literature and culture.L. A. Higley, Ph. D., '07, head of the de­partment of chemistry in the New MexicoCollege of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts,will be doing work in the government lab­oratory there through the summer months.Etoile B. Simons, Ph. D., '05, who taughtbotany and biology for six years after re­ceiving her degree, has been, since 1911, incharge of the employment and welfare workof the Fred Harvey System of the Santa Feand Frisco railroads, Chicago.ATHLETICS 349AthleticsCapt. Laurens C. ShullBaseball-The spring schedule follows:April 22, Wisconsin at Madison; April 25, Beloit;April 27, Cornell College at Mt. Vernon, Iowa;April 28, Iowa at Iowa City; April 29, Rose Poly.;:May 2, Northwestern at Evanston; May 3, Armour;May 6, Ohio State; May 9, Lake Forest; May 12,Illinois at Urbana; May 13, Northwestern; May 17,Iowa; May 20, Purdue; May 24, Wisconsin; May27, Illinois; May 31, Purdue at Lafayette, Ind.;June 3, Waseda; June 6, Ohio State at Columbus;June 10, 'Waseda; June 17, Waseda.All games not otherwise indicated areplayed on Stagg Field.When this article was written Chicago hadplayed only one Conference game, that withWisconsin on April 22, which was won 17-6.Chicago pounded four Wisconsin' pitchersheavily, and though making four infield er­rors, on the whole fielded well. Shull wasfound for eleven hits, but after the tremen­dous lead his teammates gave him, naturallydid not exert himself. As Wisconsin hada very successful pre-season trip, beating Capt. Rowland H. GeorgeNotre Dame twice, among others, the easeof Chicago's victory was totally unex­pected. The day was raw and cold, whichmay have had something to do with thescore.The outlook for the season is better thanit was. Larkin, '18, has developed into agood pitcher; in successive games withCrane College and Armour he held eachteam to two hits, shutting out Armour forthe first time in three years. Shull has beenvery wild, but has steadied in the pinches.George has pitched little, but is ready totake his turn. He is an experienced, con­fident athlete, though not the best pitcher inthe world. Hart has been catching well andhas developed a hitting streak, having twohome runs to his credit in the preliminarygames and five hits against Wisconsin.I-<�. B. McConnell, '16, has recovered hishealth and is playing first; he is slow, butTHE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEHere's theCleanerthat YouShould Have,_350a good hitter. Weidemann, '17, seems abetter fielder, but doesn't hit at all. Ru­dolph, '18, after a long trial at short, wasshifted back to second base, his regular po­sition, and played bri11iantly against Wis­consin. Cole, '16, has been put in at short;the place is new to him, and he made twoerrors against Wisconsin, but he wi11 fieldsteadily. He has not a good throwing arm.R. N. McConnell, '16, is still too lame toplay. He may get back into the game ina week or two and he may not. Cavinon third is a beautiful ba11 player-can field,throw, bat and run bases equa11y well. Theoutfield, which at first looked very weak, issettling. Cahn, '17, wi11 play center. Heis lightning fast and a most attractive player'to watch, but is somewhat overcome by asense of self-appreciation. Houghton, '17,in left, is awkward, but covers a lot ofground and is a surer man than Cahn.George and Larkin, change pitchers, orMarum, '17, will play in right. All are goodhitters and fair fielders, and which oneplays wi11 depend on circumstances. Griffin,'16, a new man at Chicago, who played twoyears at Lawrence College, will substituteeither behind the bat or at first. The hit­ting strength of the team seems above theaverage rather than below, as expected;with the exception of Cole there is not areally weak batter on the team. If Shull,Larkin and George can hold their oppo­nents at a11, it begins to look as if the teamwould make runs enough to win most ofthe games.Track-The track team this spring is nu­merous and eager, but spotty. In the hun­dred and two-twenty Agar, '16, and Per­shing, '18, particularly Pershing, are fair,but the Conference colleges are filled withexce11ent sprinters this year, and Chicago'schances even for a place are poor. In thehurdles Pershing again, and Guerin, '18,seem best, though a dark horse or two mayrun in the dual meets. Dismond, '17, willwin the quarter as usual, and Clark, '18, wi11give Harvey of Wisconsin a close fight inthe half and perhaps beat him. In the mile,Swett, '18, is rapidly developing, but willhardly beat 4 :35 this year, and that will notwin much. Angier, '18, is good for about 10 :00in the two-mile, and may improve. In thefield events Fisher '17, can be counted on foranywhere from 5 :10 to 6 feet in the highjump; Whiting, '16, about the same; Veazey,'18, about 5:9. Veazey has more springthan anyone seen at Chicago for a long timebut his form is wretched so far. Fisher willvault close to twelve feet; so will Wagner,'17, and both will probably place in theConference meet, though. neither is as goodas Culp of Illinois. Huston of Wisconsin is SpecialPrice$25.00Time paymentsto Customers01 thisCompanyHave This NewStyle High GradeFederal Ele�tricVacuum CleanerIdemonstrated in yourhome. If you prefer, youmay see it on demonstra­tion at any of our sales­rooms.Phone Randolph 1280Ask lor the Heating andAppliance DivisionCommonwealthEdison CompanyEdison Building72 West Adams StreetATHLETICShurt and cannot compete again this spring.Russell, '16 ("Pete"), is broad jumping; sois Veazey. Russell was good in high school,but has done nothing of late. Veazey is ex­pected to do around twenty-two feet, whichwould help in dual meets. Sparks, '16, isworking very hard on the shot-put and isimproving; he is putting it around fortyfeet and will place in most dual meets.Brelos, '18, is throwing the hammer about140 feet. For his small size and weight heis remarkable, and with luck he will placein the Conference. In the discus, now thatWindrow, '17, is ineligible, there. is nobody.The javelin, a new event to the west, is be­ing attempted by the versatile Fisher and byBrodie, '18. Nobody knows much about theevent and a mark of 160 feet, forty feet un­der the eastern record, will probably winthe Conference. Neither Fisher nor Brodieare close enough to 160 feet yet to be dis­turbed by dreams.Of the other men, Capt. Stout, '16, is stillineligible when this is written; he may beable to run when it appears. He would helpgreatly both in the mile and in relay events:Corriwell, '16, is a fair quarter-miler andMerrill, '16, will do two minutes, possibly,in the half. Powers and Mather are hardworkers in the distance runs. Hodges, '16,of whom a good deal was expected in thehalf,. is ineligible. Feuerstein, '18, is not do:.. MUNICIPAL BONDS351ExclusivelyJ.R.SUTHERLIN &CO.COMMERCE BLDG., KANSAS CITY, MO.CALVIN O. SMITH, '11SALES MANAGERCIRCULARS MAILED ON REQUESTCONGRESS HOTEL and ANNEXThe right place to go for university partie8 and banquets"Built·-In'\ .Supe-riorityrt.W e manufacture and retailMen's ShoesSuccess has followed diligent, honest and progressive endeavor.Both in our shoes and in the manner of our service we have symbolized quality .. Spring Models Are Now Ready"F. s. & u. Golf Sholes Have Improved Many a Stroke"Two Chicago Shops106 So. Michigan Avenue 15 So. Dearborn Street352 ATHLETICing as well as his indoor work promised.In April Mr. Stagg worked the men inall sorts of relay combinations, in prepara­tion for the Drake games, April 23, andthe Penn games, April 30. At DesMoines he ran two teams; in the mile Per­shing, Cornwell, Clark and Dismond ransecond to Wisconsin, which won in 3 :22%,a new record for the Drake Carnival. Pow­ers, Mather, Angier and Swett took thirdin the four-mile, which Wisconsin also wonin 18 :03%, another new Drake record.Michigan was second. Capt. Harvey ofWisconsin ran on both the Wisconsinteams, a considerable 'feat. What team Mr.Stagg will start at Philadelphia depends onStout's eligibility.Football-Spring practice began April 3and has continued steadily. The squadnumbers around thirty and includes someextremely good men. Fisher, Brodie, Bre­los and Pershing are on the track squad,and Cahn is playing baseball; otherwisenearly all of the hopefuls are in footballsuits. Of the new heavy men McPherson,'18, Higgins, '19, Kimball, '19, and Fluegel,'17, look best; of the lighter men Hanisch,'19, and Setzer, '19. But a large number arepromising, and Mr. Stagg has been observedto rub his hands as he looks at them. Thework has included not only kicking, throw­ing the ball, conditioning "stunts," and ele- mentary formation work, but some veryfierce tackling practice.Swimming-Chicago was beaten by bothYale and Northwestern in the 400-yard relayfor the intercollegiate championship ofAmerica, swam at the C. A. C. tank on April23. Yale won by eight yards; Chicago andNorthwestern were very close together. Thepreceding evening Craig Redmon, '16, hadwon second in the National A. A. U. cham­pionship plunge. held at St. Louis, doing 75feet in 57% seconds.At the Pennsylvania Relay Races, Chicagowon second in both the one-mile medley andthe two-mile, new records being made in bothraces. In the medley race, Per ship, Clark,. Dis-­mond and Stout ran for Chicago. It was closeall the way, Meredith of Pennsylvania finallybeating Stout to the tape by only two yards,making a new world's record of 3 :28 3-5, fourseconds better than the old one, held by Kan­sas. In the two-mile, Clark led the starters,going the distance in 1 :59; Stout increased thelead by going his half in 1 :58. But Barker ofYale was too fast for Merrill and passed him.Dismond could not catch Overton of Yale, butforced him right t.o the tape. The result wasthe lowering of the former mark of 7 :55 3-5(made last year in the much-disputed finishbetween Chicago and Princeton) by 2 3-5 sec­onds, equaling the world's record of 7 ::53, madein 1910 by the Irish-American Athletic Club.:!.,IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII If 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 �- -- -= =§ Restaurants in principal cities of the §- -- -§ United States and Canada are §- -- -� renowned for Cleanliness, §Pure Food and Good ServiceLook for the Pure Food Sign_- -- -;:ill 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 II 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111IIIIIIIIIIi�1I11111111111111111111111111111111111111!1I1111111111111111l11l1l11l111l11l1l1I111111111111111111111111111illlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllil1I11111111111111111111111111111111111111111!111I1I11I11I11I11I111I11I11111111IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIilliI IA Different Kind of a Book Store§;11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111I111l11111l11l11l111l1l11l111l11l11l111l11l11l11l111l1111l111l11l11l11l11l1IIlillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll111111111111111'11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111-easy to get to, direct Wabash Avenueentrance - a first floor book store -where every book published is ready ata moment's notice, or will be procuredwithout delay if still in print-the newbooks ready on day of pu blication -ALL books - with a quick, intelligentbook service which includes many aprice advantage.CARSON PIRIE SCOTT & CO.-TOBEY Polishis the safe cleaner for your fine fur­niture, woodwork and automobile.It cleans easily, quickly, perfectly;preserves the original beauty offinishMade by the expert finishers of TheTobey Furniture Company (Chicago and New York);the result of SO years' experience; used on all thefinest Tobey pieces. 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If local check is used, 10 cents must 'be added for coltection.Claims for missing numbers should be made within the month following the replar' month of publica­tio�. The publishers expect to IlIUPply missing Dumbers free on'ly when they 'have been lost in transit., All correspondence .hould be addressed to The Alumni Council, Box 9, Faculty Exchange, The Univer·ti� of Chicago, Chicaeo, Ill. .Entered as second-class matter December 10. 1914, at the Postoffice at Chicago, Illinois, under the Act ofMarch I, 18f9.THE ALUMNI COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITYOF CHICAGOChairman, At-BERT W. SHERER,Secretary-Treasurer; JOHN FRYER MOULDS.THE. COUNCIL for 1915-16 is composed of the following delegates:From the College Alumni Association, AGNES R. WAYMAN, HELEN T. SUNNY, JOHN FRYERMOULDS, ALBERT W.: SHERER, CHARLES· F. KENNEDY, ALICE GREEN ACRE, HAROLD H.SWIFT, RUDY MATTHEWS, FRANK McNAIR. 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