PUBLISH:gD BY THE ALUMNI CO�NCIL•VO�. IX, No. 4 FEBRUARY, 1917The Alumni Council of the University ofChicago· .Chairman, SCOTT BROWN,Secretary-Treasurer, JOHN FRYER MO�DS.THE COUNCIL for 1916-17 is composed of the following delegates:From the College Alumni Association) MRS. MARTHA L. THOMPSON, MRS. GEO. :B. McKmBINjJOHN FRYER MOULDS, ALBERT W. SHERER, ALICE GREENACRE, HAROLD H. SWIFT, RUDYMATTHEWS, FRANK McNAIR, GRACE COULTER, HENRY SULCER, Soon BROWN, LAw­RENCE WHITING, JOHN P. MENTZER, WILLIAM H. LYMAN.From the Association of Doctors '0/ Philosophy, SAMUEL MACCLINTOCK, HENRY C.COWLES, HERBERT E. SLAUGHT.From the Divinity, Alumni " Association, WALTER RUNYAN, EDGAR" J. GooDSPEED, WARRENP. BEHAN.From the Law School Alumni Association, MARCUS HIRSCH�, EDWARD FELSENTHAL, MARYBRONAUGH.From the Chicago Alumni Club'}.HoWELL MURRAY� ARTHUR GoES, D. W. FERGUSON.From the Chicago Alumnae Club, MRS. MARCUS HIRSCHL, ETHEL PRESTON" KATE B. MILLER.From the University, JAMES R. ANGELL.Alumni Associations Represented in the Alumni Council:THE COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONPresident, SCOTT BROWN, 208 S. La Salle St.Secretary, JOHN F. MOULDS, University of Chicago.,ASSOCIATION OF nOCTORS OF PHILOSOPHYPresident" SAMUEL MACCLINTOCK, 2550 S. Michigan Ave. $Secretary, HERBERT E. SLAUGHT, University of Chicago.DIVINITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONPresident, JOHN L. JACKSON, First Baptist Church, Bloomington, I�1.Secretary, WALTER P. RUNYAN, ,5742 Maryland Ave.LAW SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONPresident, WM. P. MACCRACKEN,. 959. The Rookery Building.S ecretarv, R. E. SCHREIBER, 1620 Otis Building.All communications should be sent to the Secretary of the proper Association or to theAlumni Council, Faculty Exchange, University of Chicago. 'The dues for Membership in either one of the first three Associations named above, includ­ing subscriptions ·to the UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE, are $1.50 per year. 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No.4.FRONTISPIECE: Maj or John Simon Lewis, 1895, killed November 19, 1916... .KILLED IN ACTIO� , .. - : .. '.. : ''.; _, � 147EYE�-r:S AND DISCUS�ION ' � " : 'A ••• : ••••••••••••••• : " •••••••• 148Is "CHICAGO READY FOR TH� NEW SCHOOL, OF MEDICINE, by Frank Billings ', 151PRESIDENT JUDSON TO THE FACULTY" � ' .' . � . � .. i53TH]{CHlCAGO ALUMNAE CLUB :� .. : "" 154:. :. .�HE CE;NTRAL LEAGU� DEBATES, by Homer Hoyt and' Willard Atkins. � � . .. 159WIRE�.!.SS �ELEGRAPHY W R�ERSON, by Carl Kinsley -� . : � ' '162ON "TH� 'QUADRANG.L,ES, by F. 'R. Kuh, _'17 _ .' .. � .' 163THE' UNIVERSITY RECORD '.- ' :0 •••••••, •••••• : ••• :' ••••••••••• 165J OS_EPH �ED�IN RA YCR�FT, 1896 ('with picture! � � �. '.' .. ' ., . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 167THE LETTER Box _. - : ',' .. 0 ••••••••••• 0 0 ••••••• 0 • • • • •• 167AiuM;� AFFAIRs � .. '.- .. .' � : .. '. .".: : 0 0 ',0 = .. :. :., 168The AlumniClubs Committee: th'e Alumni Council; The Washington Prom; The Water'sFi�e';· News""of '�.h� Cias�es; -M�rriag�s a'nd Births; The Association of Doctors ;", The LawSchool Association, .ATHLETICS (with picture) .. .". � � � . L� .. ,� . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . •• 178Killed In ActionKilled in action November 19, 1916,Major John Simon Lewis, University ofChicago, 1895.The only holder of the Bachelor's De­gree of the University of Chicago, so faras known, who has been killed in thepresent war, was born in Tennessee in1874. After some work at Beloit Col­lege, he entered the university October1, 1894, and received the degree of A. B.on January 2, 1896. Going abroad, hespent some time at Heidelberg Univer­sity; then returning to Chicago, he wentinto newspaper work, first on the Chi­cago. Tribune. Leaving Chicago he wentto Montreal as city editor of the M oni­real Gaeette ; later as city editor of theMontreal 1-1 erald, for which he alsowrote musical and dramatic criticism.Transferring to the staff of the MontrealDaily Star, he remained with that paperuntil 1914, when he became editor.Meanwhile his interest in national andimperial questions had led him to becomea naturalized British subject.At the outbreak of the war he tookout a commission in the GrenadierGuards of Ottawa, and later joined theBattalion of the Guards. He took overthe publicity work in recruiting for thebattalion. When the battalion sailedfrom Halifax in April, 1916, he held therank of captain. He gained his majoritybefore the battalion went into thetrenches some months ago. In OctoberMajor Lewis participated in the success­ful attack upon Regina trench, where hisheroism won him the D. S. O. (Distin­guished Service Order), one of the high­est decorations in the British army. Be- fore the order was officially awarded,while leading his men on November 19thin an attack upon Desire trench, nearGrandcourt on the Somme, Major Lewiswas killed.The 1VI onireal Star printed a letterfrom a gunner in the 107th Canadiansiege artillery, who, writing to his fatherin late October, refers to Major Lewisthus:"I guess you would like to hear some­thing of your old friend, Major J ohn. Lewis. He is at present less than half amile from hete, but I have not seen him.I have talked with a lot of fellows serv­ing under him and they are all very fondof him and think a lot of him. He is afather to them all, and they say there isnot a better man with them under fire,and is the first to volunteer for anythingdangerous."The Star says in its notice of the deathof Major Lewis:"For years he was keenly interested insettlement work. Both in Chi­cago and later in Montreal, he devotedmuch of his time_ to the interests of thepoor, and it was always the boys andgirls who won his sympathy and aid. Hewas instrumental in founding the Boys'Club in Montreal, and he maintained athis own expense more than one camp forboys and for girls in the country fromtime to time. I t is not toomuch to say that for some years, both inChicago arid in Montreal, practically hiswhole salary he gave away to. charitableorganizations, having the care and uplift­merit' of, children as their special con­cern."The University of ChicagoMagazineVOLUME IX FEBRUARY, 1917 NUMBER 4Events and DiscussionThe total amount subscribed to themedical work of the University of Chi­cago has nowreached $4,750,-000. This sumhas' 'been contrib-Gifts for theMedical School teaching hospital to be erected on theMidway Plaisance at a cost of $1,000,-000. The hospital will be called theAlbert Merritt Billings Hospital inmemory of .the father of C. K,. G. Bill­ings and Mrs. C. H. Ruddock, grand­father of Mr'. Albert Billings Ruddockand uncle of Dr. Frank Billings. The$200,000 gift announced anonymously inthe January issue is that of ]. OgdenArmour.uted as follows:General Education Board $1,000,000Rockefeller Foundation 1,000,000Members of the Billings Fam-: .ily 1,000,000(c. K. G. Billings, NewYork City; C. H. Ruddock, In a statement regarding these gifts,N ew York 'City; A. B. Rud- President Judson said: "The goal wedock, American Legation, have marked out' of $5,300,000 will se-Brussels; Dr. Frank Billings, cure the $2,000,000Chicago.)' A Statement pledges of the NewMr. and Mrs. Julius Rosen- ' From the President York Boards andwald 500,000 \ all other gifts. AtF. H. Rawson '. . . . . 300,000 the same time it is distinctly a mini-M. A. Ryerson............. 250,000 mum, and not merely will gifts beyondJ. Ogden Armour ..... : . . . . . . 200,000 that be welcome and distinctly' useful,Mrs. G. F. Swift.. . . . . . . . . . . 100,000 but the, institution is bound to grow inC. H. Swift.......... . . . . . . 100,000 future years, and I am sure that it willDr. Norman Bridge. . . . . . . . • 100,000 gather added funds for additional facili-A friend 100,000 ties.A friend 50,000 "In this connection it may be well toA. D. Thompson............ 25,000 notice again what has been said aboutC. F. Grey................. 20,000 the financial implications of the entireRobert L. Scott. .... -. . . . . . . 5,000 plan. Taking into account the newMembers of the Billings family had .funds, there, will be for the Billingscontributed $450,000 to the endowment Memorial Hospital, $1,000,000; for thefund. This sum they have now trans- Rawson Laboratory, in connection withferred to the hospital fund and by add� the Presbyterian Hospital, $300,000; foring $550,000 have made possible the endowment of the Billings Hospital andEVENTS AND DISCUSSION 149In 1908 was established the GustavusF. Swift Fellowship, endowed by Mrs.G. F. Swift of Chicago as a memorialof her husband.It is awarded "forespecial fa bili ty inresearch on thenomination of the Department of Chem­istry." The holders since that time havebeen as follows:1908-9, Herman A. Spoehr, now Re­search Chemical Plant Physiologist,Carnegie Institution, Tucson, Arizona.1909-10, Fred W. Upson,' now Pro­fessor and head of Department ofChemistry, Agricultural College,' Uni­versity of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.1910-11, Harlan L Trumbull, nowNine undergraduate students com- Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Uni-pleted their work in the �autumn quarter versity of Washington, Seattle. 'with eighteen, the maximum number of 1911-12, Clare C. Todd, riow Profes-grade points, ac- sor .and head of Department of Chemis­try, 'Washington Agricultural' College,Twinkle, Twinkle, cording to a state- Pullman, Wash. 'Little Star ment given out by 1912-13, John \V. E. Glattfeld, nowthe University re- Instructor in Chemistry, University ofcorder. Eleanor Pellet and Ella Stone Chicago.completed four majors "each with 1913-14,. Stanley D� Wilson, now As­twenty-two and twenty grade points re- sistant Professor of Organic Chemistry,spectively. The others are: Edward Rice Institute, Houston, Tex.'Johnson, Hefen Koch, Charles Stern, 1914-15, Ralph E. Hall, now Assist­Lenore Raster, Vesper Schlenger, Ernest ant Professor of Chemistry, Iowa StateZeisler and Herman Mossberg. Twenty- College, Ames, Iowa.four students completed three majors 1915-16, Milton T. Hanke, now In­each with a total of seventeen grade structor in Chemistry, University ofpoints; thirty-nine with sixteen grade South Dakota, Vermillion, S. D.points on three majors. The total num- 191,6-17, Ralph L. Brown.ber of students 'with grades of A or. bet- � The striking character of this recordter on three majors was one hundred needs no comment.of the medical staff, both on the Midwayand on the West Side, $4,000,000; thecapitalization of, the fund already de­voted by the University to the funda­mental' medical sciences, $2,000,000; theland on the Midway on which theBillings Hospital will be erected, perhaps$500,000; the property turned over tothe' University by the board of trusteesof the Rush Medical College, perhaps$250,000; the Presbyterian Hospital, ap­proximately $3,000,000; the SpragueMemorial, Institute fund, which will alsohold a contractual relationship with theUniversity medical schools, ultimately$2,OOO,OOO� This will make the entireplan, involving the two medical schoolsand the funds devoted to research,amount to $13,050,000."While the University has beengreatly favored with large gifts, andhopes to obtain other large gifts, at thesame time it is extremely desirable thatthere should b� many interested in theplan, and the very significant gift of$5,000 by one of our younger trusteesis typical of other funds which we hopeto obtain from those who are not able to Igive a larger amount." and fifty-three out of a registration of2,�61, as ,compared with .one hundredand forty-five out of a registration of2,363 for the corresponding quarter oflast year. Of the total number seventy­two are men and eighty-one are, women.Six were in the college of Commerce andAdministration, twenty-one in the col­lege of Education, and one hundred andtwenty-six in the colleges of Arts, Liter­ature and Science.The Gustavus F.Swift Fellowship150 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINETwo telegrams received by Presidentjudson in January were as follows:"By direction of the President, Maj.Ola W. Bell, Cav­alry, Detached Of­ficers' list, is re­lieved from dutyat the Pennsylvania State College, StateCollege, Pa., is detailed under the pro­visions of the act of Congress approvedJune 3, 1916, as Professor of MilitaryScience and Tactics at the University ofChicago, and will proceed to that placeat the earliest practicable date and re­port in person to the president of theUniversity for duty accordingly. Thetravel directed is necessary in the mili­tary service. \"By order of the Secretary of War.."H. L. SCOTT,"Major General, Chief of Staff.""Thanks for your telegram and ex­pression of welcome; am eager to beginwork; am packing up my household ef­fects and expect to. leave about Feb. 3;will wire you later my time of arrival inChicago.MilitaryScience"0. W. BELL, ."Major of Cavalry."Classes in Military Science and Tac­tics will accordingly be offered at theopening of the spring quarter.Otis W. Caldwell, Ph. D., 1898, pro­fessor of Botany and supervisor of theNatural Science department of theSchool of' Educa­Professor Caldwell tion, has resignedResigns to take' a pro-fessorship in theTeachers' College at Columbia, wherehe will have charge of the new work innatural science for high schools to be de­veloped under the auspices of the Gen-',eral Education Board. After two yearsat Chicago as an assistant in botany, Dr.Caldwell served as professor of botany at the Eastern Illinois State Normal foreight years, and then returned to Chi­cago in 1907 as associate professor ofbotany in the School of Education. Hewas made dean of the University Collegein 1913, and professor in 1915. Hiswork for natural science in the prepara­tory schools is widely known. As alecturer and as author of the most usedtext in the subject, he has had great in­fluence. The School of Education willsorely miss his services, and the Univer­sity in general will as sorely miss hisfriendly, humorous personality.Trevor Arnett, '98, the auditor of theUniversity, representing the RockefellerFoundation and indirectly the Interna-tional Red CrossSociety and theInternational com­mit tee of theY o mig Men's Christiari Association,sailed on the Christianiafjord for Nor­way January 6, the purpose of his mis­sion being to organize the work ofrelieving the situation of prisoners ofwar in Europe. Mr. Arnett is accom­panied by Mrs. Arnett and an interpreterand secretary, Miss Rigmor Andreason,from the staff of the University Li­braries. He will make his headquartersduring the period of establishing thePrisoners' Welfare Bureau either inStockholm or .in Copenhagen. Theboard of trustees has granted Mr. Arnetta leave of absence of from three to sixmonths, depending on the nature and ex­tent of his work.Mr. Arnett is regarded as the leadingauthority in the United States in thedepartment of university finance, thesystem of accounting which he has devel­oped for. the University of Chicagobeing recognized among university ac­countants as in many respects a model.Arnett Goesto EuropeIS CHICAGO. READY ,FOR -THE NEW, SCHOOLIs Chicago' Ready for 'the New School ofMedicine?J�t the request of the editor, Dr. FrankBillings, who has been perhaps the leadinzfigure among the physicians of Chicago i�the struggle for a completely equipped�edlcal school 10 the city, has written 'forThe. Mag�zm� the following article on themedical situation in the past.-Ed.]The University of Chicago has adopteda pl�n" of und�rgraduate and graduatemedical education upon broad scientificlines and with high pedagogic standards.Medical research will be an essential partof the work.The plan adopted was explained in aU'of its important details in the Decembernumber of the Magazine by 'PresidentJudson. For medical education and med­ical research it means an enormous' in­�uence for �?od. It will bring addedinterest to every other department ofthe University. It will unite the Univer­sity more directly and intimately withthe sanitary and social betterment prob­lems of the city- and the state.. The �nancial capital already engaged1� medical work by the several corpora­t1?ns which have agreed to co-operate:Vlth the University, is large. The pro­jectors of. the plan estimated' the needof an additional capital. of $5,300000for new' buildings and' for endowmentto initiate the plan.The bigness of the plan appealed verystrongly to the public. The GeneralEducation Board and. the RockefellerFoundation liberally endowed it. Theremaining large sum - of over $3,000,000has been subscribed by a generous publicpractically within two months of' its'adoption by the University and the co­operating corporations.We have heard it said that a similarplan for medical education and researchcould not, be organized in any other cityof the Union; ,tha� medical conditionsin. Chicago were' unique and ready forthis great plan. What made Chicago,ready? The answer is: Eighteen years of fUhdame�tal work by a group of peo­ple of Chicago interested in medicaleducation and medical'research.!he �o�ner stone was laid by Presi­dent William R. Harper in 1898 when'he made the affiliation with Rush Medi­cal College. . -r:he time is now passedwhen. we may dISCUSS ,the wisdom of thisstep. The present medical conditions_ jus�ify it: It enabled President Harper�o investigate medical education and toimpress upon medical teachers the heedof university educational standards inmedicine. It made use of the Hull Bio­logical Buildings for the ,instruction ofst�dents in the. underlying medicalSCIences, in spite of the 'opposition ofsome of the heads of those departments.It kept. t?e University in an atmosphereof medicine, and the question of medicaleducation constantly before the Trusteesand Faculty. For fifteen years the' Uni­versity has 'giv�n splendid instruction inthe fundamental medical sciences' and al ...though it has, not given the medicald7gree it has helped to' educate a splen­did lot of men and women, who. are nowengaged in medical practice, in teachingand in research work. They are emi­nently an honor to the institutions whicheducated them. But the affiliation withRush Medical College, beneficial as,' itwas' to the University,' from the view­point of today; had a wider and moresignificant influence upon medical edu­cation, through the changes which fol­lowed at Rush. The former teachers ofRush Medical College were unselfish,when they practically gave over to theUniversity the property and the adminis-,tration of the school. Financially pros­perous before the affiliation, the higherstandards of preliminary medical educa­tional requirements soon decimated theto student Tanks and coincidently .reducedthe finances of the college. The unself­ishness .and sincerity of these men was152 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEshown by the individual contribution offunds for buildings and administrationfor several years. Guided by and im­bued with the high ideals and the spiritof progress of President Harper, theseclinical men, old and young, toiled onwithout salary and without the ,definitehope of ultimately becoming a part ofthe University. In 1902-3 an attemptwas made to capitalize medical educationat' the University and at' Rush. Planswere made for a hospital for teachingand research at the Midway with the"all-time plan," in the principal branchesof medicine. and surgery. The planfailed because it could not be financed.Historically the plan was significant asthe first suggestion of full-time clinicalteachers, It shows, too, the spirit andthe ideals which 'animated PresidentHarper and his .co-workers at the Uni­versity and at Rush.This failure to place medical educa­tion upon university standards at theUniversity and at Rush but served asa spur to the clinical school to developits resources and to' improve its methodsof instruction, The ideals and the spiritof progress of President Harper' werenever forgotten. This spirit of progressand the high ideals of the clinical 'groupbecame manifest in the enlargement, im­provement and development of the Pres­byterian Hospital into a high class teach­ing institution; Through the influenceof the clinical group, the Memorial In­stitute for Infectious Diseases wasfounded by Mr., and Mrs. Harold F.McCormick. That institution, aided bygenerous funds from the late Mr. OttoYoung and from _ the Annie DurandEstate, has developed under the direc­torship of Prof. Ludwig Hektoen into asplendid teaching and research institu­tion very closely identified with, Rush.A like influence secured the organizationof the Otho S.· A. Sprague MemorialInstitute. The generous annual budget,of this institute ·has enabled ,its director"Prof. H. Gideon W,e�ls, to inaugurate investigatory clinical studies at Rush,at the Presbyterian Hospital and at theMemorial Hospital for Children (affil­iated with Rush) and to carryon otherscientific research at the University.Clinical instruction has' been ably sup­plemented by the teachers of Rush atthe County Hospital and at the CentralFree Dispensary of West Chicago,located in the college buildings. Sincethe death of pre Harper, President Jud­son for ten years has given sympathetic,appreciative and rational encouragementto medical education in Chicago. Hehas helped to. overcome the almost in­superable obstacles which blocked thecapitalization of medical education here.But, even his strong and persistent in­fluence would have failed probably, hadit pot been for the development here, a1the University and at Rush College andits co-operating corporations, of a uniquemedical condition not to be found else­where. We' may feel justly proud of themedical conditions here, which have de­veloped, coincidently with the notableadvances of the knowledge of scientificmedicine. At the same time this notablecondition in medicine at the Universityand at Rush in connection with the Pres­byterian . Hospital, the Memorial Insti­tute for Infectious Diseases, the Otho SA. Sprague Memorial Institute and otheiaffiliated institutions, .has been brouglrabout by sheer force of will, fortified. b)a spirit of progress and by the higl'ideals of the teachers and graduates 0:Rush Medical College. Lack of fundsdisheartening failures and oppositiorhave been spurs to improved surroundings and to better work.There will still be much 'to do in thrproper organization of the medical schooupon the principles implied in the adopteeplans. Each one of us, must give it loyaand unselfish support and help. Afte:all its benefits are not to be applied t(individuals; not tothe University, not t<the co-operating institutions; but to humanity. FRANK BILLINGS.PRESJDENT JUDSON TO ,THE FACULTY 153. President Judson to the Faculty[At the dinner to. President Judson onDecember 19, the president replied to thememorial presented to him in a speech notfrom notes but from the' heart. It was notstenographically reported, but the follow­ing . resume will interest the alumni.-Ed.]It is difficult for me to put in wordsadequately the appreciation which I feelfor the expression, rendered here tonightby my colleagues, of interest in the greatmedical plans we have on foot, and oftheir kind personal feeling toward my­self. Essentially, of course, I interpret'it as relating to an idea" not to a person, .and it is very gratifying to find that We 'are all alike in the ideals of which thenew medical schools �i11 be the concreteexpression. Of course I knew quite wellwhat was the point of view of my col':'leagues .in the faculty, and that I. wastrying to work in accord with theirstandards. Still, the time has been Iong-.It is now ten, years that I have been en­gaged in trying to work out this matter,There have been many obstacles in theway, most of which I cannot discuss. Itseemed to' me essential that we shouldhave the' sympathy and aid of the boardsin the East as a beginning. From that Iwas sure that we could move on to suc­cess. Through all these, years I havekept in mind steadily certain funda­mental things which I .believed ought tobe realized, and which I was determinedshould be realized sooner or later. Thesewere especially a hospital onthe Midwayfully controlled by the medical' staff, sowell endowed as to be independent ofpaying patients, 'with a medical staff im­bued with the same ideals as those whichactuate the science, departments in theUniversity now, devoting their entiretime to teaching and research, and,therefore, adequately paid, so as to 'befree from the necessity of commercialpractice. ' It is not the function of theUniversity to pour into the medical pro­fession annually a large number of prac­titioners. It is the function of the University to train. a small number, ofselected students in the best and P10stthorough way-training them to be prac­titioners, no doubt,' but imbuing themwith the spirit of science" the spirit ofresearch, the spirit of service to human­ity. The scientific physician who canmost effectively prevent disease is 'theone who should win the brightest, re­nown. This is the exact antithesis ofcommercial medicine. These I have long,belle�ed, 'to be indispensable in any med­ical school with which the Universityshould be connected, and numerous sug­gestions that we undertake somethingofa different, and in my opinion inferior,grade have been' uniformly rejected.While of course the time .has been long,, and while I do not wonder that manyhave been discouraged, I have 'never infact' been discouraged myself; J havenever given up, not'. the hope only, butthe confident expectation that our am­bitions would. be realized, and that weshould. be able in an adequate way torender this great service to medical sci­ence. It- would have been easy at onetime or another to have made a begin­ning which did not seem suitable ; and Iconfess that at one, time when it became'necessarv to face the alternative of be­ginning _,something which I did .not be­lieve adequate or of virtually declining a, large sum of money, itwas not very easy'to do the latter. We have now a plansound' in its foundation, large in itsscope, and promising in its future use­fulness. The 'very generous gifts whichhave' initiated our undertaking havemade a beginning which must lead tosuccess. Of course much remains to bedone. A large sum, of 'money is yet tobe obtained. I feel entire confidence,however, that this will be forthcoming.'This organization is not for the Univer­sity alone; it is not for Chicago alone; itis for the medical profession: it is forhumanity. This' is the kind of thing154 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEwhich appeals to many generous-mindedmen and women, and it cannot be longbefore we shall see our vision realized inChicago.The toastmaster is quite right inspeaking of the unity and mutual good­will which prevail in our faculty. Sucha gathering as we have tonight, and thespirit shown here, are sufficient evidence.I know many faculties, and I am confi­dent that there is none where there areso few trifling causes of difference as in this faculty. The truth is, I think, thatwe are all too busily engaged in the largethings of life to trouble ourselves withtrifles. I know that the spirit of ourfaculty is a unit; and I know that thecommon purposes which we have inmind are so large and are so generousthat we can all work together happily to­ward these common ends. It is a privi­lege to me to work with and for mycolleagues in trying to realize the greatideals of the University.President Judson and John D. Rockefeller Jr. at the Senior Class Luncheon last JuneThe Chicago Alumnae ClubThe full name of this club is the Chi­cago Alumnae Club of the Universityof Chicago; and it should be defined.The first "Chicago" stands for the city,and the second for the University. Itis a local club of women; any formerwoman student of the University iseligible. It is not to be confused withthe general or international and co­educational "College Alumni Associa­tion of the University of Chicago."The general College Association hasno meetings except the June Reunion;its dues are $1.50. That includes theUNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE, the only general activity of the CollegeAssociation throughout the year. Thedues of the Chicago Alumnae Clubare now $1.00 without the magazineand $2.50 with the magazine. But toavoid confusion, the Club may requireall its members to pay $2.50 dues andthereby receive the magazine and be­come members of the general associa­tion as well as the local club. Excep­tions are contemplated in favor ofthose in whose immediate familythere is another magazine subscrip­tion.The Alumnae Club has several meet-THE CHICAGO ALUMNAE CLUB, ings during the year, with definite social,programs. It was organized in 1898 bya group of alumnae headed by AngelineLoesch, Laura Runyan and MargaretRansome, and from the beginning hashad interests extended beyond the enter­tainment of its members. The very firstyear it began University civic work, theAlumnae Club ,Renting Library. Latera settlement fellowship was added, and.still later support of the Chicago Col-1egiate Bureau of Occupations wasundertaken. At present the Club hasvirtually four departments: social,library, settlement and bureau.The' Alumnae Club Renting' Libraryhad its first office on a shelf in the Gen­eral Library. Its� quarters are now inHarper Memorial Library. Ie receivesUniversity textbooks through donationand by purchase. Its books constitutea circulating library rented to Uni­versity students at twenty-five centsper volume per quarter. That this li­brary is of considerable service toHarper Library in relieving pressureon the reserve-book room, Mr. Man­-chester and other library offic1aisgladly testify. And the fact that 203more or less expensive textbooks wererented at this nominal rate during thefirst week. of this Winter Quartershows that the students are availingthemselves eagerly of this opportunity.The, considerable work of manage­ment is done by a club volunteer corn­mittee, whose services have sometimesbeen heroic, With these services do-'nated, the library is financially' self­sustaining, and has sometimes evenmade some money. The chairman ofthe Library Committee will receive do­nations from anyone offering Uni-. versity textbooks. She is Mi-ss MaryK. McDonald, 5604 Dorchester avenue(H. p� 2786).The settlement fellowship was un­'dertaketi' about -1908. At that -timeMiss Louise Montgomery did voca­tional. guidance work among those of 155the settlement neighborhood childrenwho were leaving school, or trying to.I t was distinctly a settlement activity.Mrs, William, F. Dummer paid one­half of Miss Montgomery's salary andthe Alumnae Club paid the other half.At present the Club does a smallerpiece of settlement 'work, but it doesit alone. The fellowship is an allow­ance through each year of $26.50 per: month. This pays the board of a stu­dent resident at the Settlement, who,on her part, does some settlementwork in addition' to her regularstudies. The present fellow, a collegegraduate, lives at the Settlement, isdramatic 'coach to. the Settlement'schildren's clubs, and is a student atthe Chicago School of ,Civics andPhilanthropy. Financially the fel­lowship is something more t.han doublea scholarship. The chairman of theAlumnae Club Settlement Committeeis not only responsible for raising thismoney, but is also a member of theSettlement Board. This year, she. isMrs. Algernon Coleman, 5706 Black­stone avenue, Chicago (H. P. 2239).The Chicago Collegiate Bureau ofOccupations is organized with a gov­erning board of two members fromeach of twelve collegiate alumnae or­ganizations in Chicago. Its objectsare three-fold : First, to provide a care­fully conducted placement bureau(employment agency) for trainedwomen," particularly college trainedwomen; second, to give vocational in­formation and advice in this field toall women seeking it; third, to investi­gate fields of employment for trainedwomen and to broaden those fields.The bureau has been at work betweenthree andfour years. As a placementbureau it is more than self-supporting.As an educational institution, which itis in a very real sense, it does not payfor itself. No educational institutiondoes. Even at the University of Chi­cago each student costs the school156 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEThe Sun Parlor in Ida Noyes Hall$240 over and above the $120 tuitionhe pays. A small part of the bureau'searnings are saved each year towardthe gradual accumulation of a smallsinking fund to help care for the restof work. Each year the various col­legiate alumnae organizations amongthem raise the rest of the deficit. Thegift to the bureau of $1,000 investedin a good bond as the beginning of anendowment fund, was announced onJanuary 20, 1917. The principal isto be kept intact and re-invested andthe interest only used. University ofChicago women use the bureau inlarge numbers, and the ChicagoAlumnae Club tries to do its share inmeeting the expense of the work. Ithopes also to help the bureau developfurther all its departments. The Clubhas two delegates to the governingboard, Miss Shirley Farr, 5825 Black­stone avenue, and Alice Greenacre,822 First National Bank building, Chi­cago. It has also two representativeson a special finance committee that isa committee to raise the necessary funds. They are Miss Charlotte Mer­rill of Hinsdale and Miss Thyrza Bar­ton, 5486 University avenue, Chicago.But with all this work the Club hasnot neglected its offices of hospitalityand sociability. It has three regularand several special meetings eachyear. Each October there is a meet­ing at the University. FrequentlyMiss Talbot has been hostess. LastOctober the meeting was in Ida NoyesHall, and a group of children under theSettlement Fellow, Miss Applegate,did some folk games and dances andthe Eukalalie Club played. EveryJanuary President and Mrs. Judsonhave opened their home to the Clubfor its mid-winter meeting, a Saturdayafternoon "at-home," to which all ofthe members of the Club look forward.Each April is the annual meetingdown-town, usually a luncheon, withbusiness reports. Formerly there wasanother regular meeting, the Junebreakfast. But when the CollegeAlumni Association asked the AlumnaeClub to invite to this breakfast all ofTHE CHICAGO ALUMNAE CLUBthe home-coming women, it became afeature of the College AssociationJune Reunion, with the ChicagoAlumnae Club as committee in charge.One special meeting is becoming al­most a regular one, the Christmas Re­union for people home for the holi­days. On December 29th there werefifty-eight for the luncheon party,which was given at the Chicago Col­lege Club. Afterwards pictures of theJune Reunion and of the Masque wereshown on the curtain. Every nowand then a shopping luncheon, an houroff between morning and afternoonwork, has an attendance of fromthirty to sixty-five members.This year the Club will have a verybig and special meeting, an "at-home"to the Chicago alumnae associationsof Bryn Mawr College, Cornell Uni­versity, Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology, University of Illinois,University of Michigan, Mt. HolyokeCollege, Northwestern University,Oberlin College, Ohio State Uni­versity, Radcliffe College, RockfordCollege, Smith College, Trinity Col­lege, Vassar College, Wells College,University of Wisconsin- and. WesternReserve University. The Club would 157probably have included any other col­lege of which it could have found aChicago alumnae organization. This"at-home" is to be at Ida Noyes Hall,on Saturday afternoon, February 24th,from three to six o'clock. The Board.of the Chicago Collegiate Bureau of Oc­cupations will assist the officers of theClub in receiving the guests. Represent­atives from each of the colleges will alsoact as a reception committee.The Chicago Alumnae Club has suf­fered much confusion with the CollegeAlumni Association. The Alumnioffice receives letters from people whohave joined the Club on the $1 basisand do not understand why they donot therefore receive the MAGAZINE.The .Club receives letters from peoplewho say they paid Mr. Moulds $1.50and the MAGAZINE comes all right, butwhat is the matter with the notices forthe Club meetings? It is hoped thatthis long statement will show the dif­ference between the two and induceevery University of Chicago woman tojoin the Chicago Alumnae Club, paythe $2.50 dues and so receive herMAGAZINE and general aSSOCIatIOnmembership through her local club.The Club has a present membershipA Corner of the Gymnasium in Ida Noyes Hall158 - THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEin good standing of about 250 mem­bers and a mailing list of over 350., Itcarries names through about two yearsof non-payment of dues before drop­ping them. There are, at a roughguess, about 2',000 women eligible tothe Club. With two hundred fiftymembers, the Club has its social meet­ings and conducts its educationalwork. And this educational workcosts about five hundred dollars eachyear. It is said that at many of theEastern colleges each graduate; onleaving, makes a pledge of the amountwhich he will contribute each year tothe support of his school. And thegraduates of the women's colleges areevery now and then called upon to dosome real piece of large work for theirschools. Witness Wellesley's MillionDollar Fund. The University of Chi­cago has not 'exacted this kind of al­legiance from its graduates. But theChicago Alumnae Club claims that itenacts the true spirit of the University:in upholding the honor of the Uni­versity in its community, as -throughthe Settlement; in serving the studentsin school as through the Renting Li­brary; and in following a path of serv­ice into the community, as through theBureau of Occupations, taking a realplace for the University in the com­munity and among the graduates _ of .allcolleges. _Each of the Club's four departmentsseeks to develop further. The Clubknows many other tasks which itmight properly' undertake, had it themoney -and its members the time to give. If investment in these activitiesis not warranted, then the University'sinvestment in its former students wasnot warranted, either. The Club be­lieves that it is at only the beginningof its career of life and service in thecommunity and for the city and itsown University of Chicago.The Chicago Alumnae Club be­speaks the friendship, co-operationand membership of all former Uni­versity of Chicago women, from North,West or' South Side, or suburbs, forfifty miles about. .And it has a non­resident membership for women in­interested in its work and not nearany other University of Chicago localclub.The present officers of the ChicagoAlumnae Club are: 1Mrs. Marcus A. HirschI, president.Mrs. Percy B. Eckhart, vice-presi­dent.Miss Isabel Jarvis, secretary.Mrs. Karl F. Keefer, 5539 Inglesideavenue, Chicago, treasurer.Miss Mary K. McDonald, for theLibrary Committee.Mrs._ Algernon Coleman, for theSettlement Committee. IIMisses Shirley '"Farr, Alice Green­acre, Charlotte Merrill and ThyrzaBarton for the Chicago CollegiateBureau of Occupations.Miss ,Margaret Haass, 4801' Ken­wood avenue, Chicago, for the Socia!Committee.Miss Helene Pollak, 4514 Oaken­wald avenue, Chicago (Drexel 7183)for the Membership Committee.CHICAGO�NORTHWESTERN 159The Central League DebatesThe annual intercollegiate debates ofthe Central Debating League, composedof the Universities of Chicago, Michi­gan, and Northwestern, were held thisyear on January 19. The question was;"Resolved, that the Federal Governmentshould adopt a Progressive InheritanceTax (constitutionality conceded)." TheChicago affirmative team defeated Mich­igan; the Northwestern affirmative teamdefeated Chicago, and the Michiganaffirmative team defeated Northwestern,leaving the result a three-handed tie, andan impression that the affirmative wasin general the stronger side of the ques­tion.The most interesting matter in con­nection with this year's debates was theintroduction, agreed upon betweenNorthwestern and Chicago, of strictly undergraduate teams. Against Michi­gan graduates were used as heretofore.The undergraduates for Chicago wereArthur Peterson, Benjamin Jaffe, andEdwin Weisl; the graduate team wereHoward Hill, Gaylord Ramsay, and Sid­ney Pedott, all law school men. Of thesix only Weisl and Ramsay had pre-viously debated for Chicago. Hill hasdebated for the University of Iowa. Theother three had had no experience in in­tercollegiate debating.The following articles present ananalysis of the two debates in which Chi­cago participated. Homer Hoyt has rep­resented Chicago inthree contests. Wil­lard Atkins, formerly at Chicago, is nowprofessor of public speaking at AlbionCollege.CHICAGO-NORTHWESTERNUndergraduate debating made its first ap­pearance in the Central' Debating Leagueon Friday night, January 19, when a teamof Chicago undergraduates met a similarteam from Northwestern University inMandel Hall. Northwestern supported theaffirmative of the question. The decisionof the judges was unanimous for N orth­western, but the result does not tell thestory of how the undergraduates met theirinitial test.It was a fairly simple matter to comparethe arguments of the opposing teams, be­cause the debate by the end of the main.speeches 'had narrowed down to one singleissue, which was clearly perceived by thewhole audience. Chicago had argued thatthe states and not the Federal Governmentshould levy an inheritance tax, while N orth­western had contended· that the FederalGovernment should share the use' of thetax with the states. The Chicago debatersadmitted at the outset of the debate thatthe merits of the inheritance tax as a taxwere not. in issue, the sole question beingwhether it should be administered by thestates or by the Federal Government. TheNorthwestern debaters,. on the other hand.conceded the necessity 'of a partial use ofthe inheritance tax by the states, but ar­gued that the inheritance tax .should alsobe made to contribute to the nationalrevenue. The admission of Chicago thatthe inheritance tax: was a good tax and thatthe progressive principle .was sound tookthe wind out of the sails of the third portion of his time in proving a point thatspeaker of N orthwestern, who spent a goodwas not in issue.. After the preliminaryskirmishing had cleared the ground ofpoints over which there was no contro­versy, there remained the contention ofChicago that the inheritance 'tax should beexclusively administered by the, states andthe contention of Northwestern that itshould be jointly administered by the statesand Federal Government. Between thesetwo contentions there was a sharp clash;and the result of the debate hinged on theoutcome. Manifestly this point can not beassumed, but must be proved.The Northwestern debaters ,entertaineda variety of' shifting opinions as to whatsources of taxation should be employed bythe states in the event the Federal Gov�ernment made use of, the inheritance tax ..One speaker could not believe that it wouldbe possible to abandon the general 'prop­erty tax, but after it was evident that therewas a general belief to the contrary his. colleague joined with Chicago in his d�nun­ciation of the iniquitous general propertytax, but by so doing placed himself in aposition of contending that the states' couldsubstitute for a tax yielding $140,000,000 ayear an inheritance tax which he had al--; ready 'declared had yielded the states 'but apaltry, $26,O.OO,OOO� ." .,Th;e;�!�i£.hicago debaters showed that themaximum yield of an inheritance tax wasinsufficient to meet the needs of the states160 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEalone, and hence that the Federal Govern­ment could not take part of the revenue de­rived from the tax without either forcingthe states to let some of their importantwants go unsatisfied or to continue the useof the unjust general property tax. Theburden of provmg that the use of the in­heritance tax by the Federal Governmentwould not cripple the states was upon theaffirmative, in this case Northwestern.Consequently it was incumbent upon North­western to introduce evidence to show thatthe yield of the inheritance tax would besufficient to satisfy all the needs of thestate and leave a surplus which could beused by the Federal Government. Uponthis final issue of the debate Northwestern,in fact, offered no evidence. Against theevidence of twenty tax commissions N or th­western placed no balancing argumentother than their own ipse dixit that it wasnot so. In my opinion, upon this decisivepoint, the debate should have been decidedagainst Northwestern.The general impression of the judgesseemed to be, however, that the Chicagonegative team was under a duty to sustainthe burden of proof. Two of the judgessaid that Chicago- did not convince themthat the Federal Government should nothave the use of the tax, thereby revealingtheir own predilections. There seems tobe a growing tendency to lighten the bur­den that was once supposed to rest on theaffirmative team. Having departed fromthe too rigorous standard of compelling anaffirmative team to establish their case be­yond the shadow of a doubt, judges haveapparently gone to the other extreme andadopted the theory that an affirmative teamshould get the benefit of every doubt. Thisattitude, coupled with the advantage of thelast rebuttal, may partially account for thefact that only two out of twelve negative teams in the Central League in the lastlour years have succeeded 111 winning. Inthe crucial point of this debate, however,this question of burden of proof was notimportant, because the evidence was neithercontradictory nor doubtful. Chicago hadproduced some evidence, Northwestern didnot attempt to refute it, and consequentlyshould not have claimed the point at issue.It is true that much evidence was intro­duced by Northwestern to prove their othercontentious during the course of the debate,but on the narrow ground upon which thedebate turned Chicago alone offered proof.As a debater I have had opportunity tobecome acquainted with the developmentof fifteen intercollegiate debates, ten ofwhich were prepared by graduate teams.In only a few of these cases did I partici­pate in the debate myself, but I have as­sisted enough in the others to form a suf­ficient opinion to enable me to comparethem with the first debate produced by Chi­cago undergraduates. None of the caseswithin the range of this experience were inmy opinion more logically developed normore soundly presented than the Chicagonegative case on the Federal InheritanceTax question.The Northwestern affirmative team wasmuch more mature than the average under­graduate team, and this advantage of agehad an _ undoubted effect on the decision.The superior maturity of Northwestern,however, did not show itself either in su­perior logical analysis, nor in the superiorpower, earnestness and eloquence withwhich the arguments were presented. Bas­ing my opinion on the showing made bymen who are not older than the averageSophomore or Junior in American univer­sities, the debate of January 19 should beregarded as a distinct triumph for under-graduate debating. HOMER HoYT.A. H. Peterson, '17 Benjamin Jaffe, '18 Edwin Weisl, '18CHICAGO-MICHIGAN 161CHICAGO-MICHIGANBy a two-to-one decision the debatingteam representing the Urnver srty of ChI­cago defeated the University of Michiganteam at Ann Arbor. Fully two thousandpeople gathered in the HIli auditorium tolisten to the arguments, which were pre­sented for the affirmative, upheld by Chi­cago, by Gaylord W. Ramsay, SidneyPedott, and Howard T. Hill; tor Michi­gan, arguing the negative, Ralph M. Car­son, Archie R. Levine, and William T.Adams, the gentlemen speaking in the or­der named.Iuthe constructive speeches, which werelimited to twelve minutes, Chicago endeav­ored to prove four fbndamental concepts,namely: '1. That. the Federal Government needsand must have more revenue.2. That the present means of gettingrevenue is not adequate.3. That a. Federal Inheritance Tax, as,advocated, will almost wholly meet the in­creased needs of the National Government.4. That the present regressive taxes, suchas excise taxes, can be eliminated under theproposition stated.To support the above contentions statis­tics were produced showing a large deficitin the', United States treasury, statementsfrom reliable economists were given prov­ing that a Federal Inheritance Tax con­forms to the main canons of taxation, andarguments were advanced to point out thatthe revenue from a Federal InheritanceTax would be stable,The Michigan men, in constructivespeeches, demanded that the .inheritancetax, now levied by forty-four states, shouldbe left as a means of state revenue, andthat the Federal Government should meet its deficit by (1) broadening the presentl' ederal Income Tax and (2) taxing surplusprofits of corporations.The schools, hospitals, prisons and otherinstitutions supported by the states, requirethe expenditure of vast sums, argued thenegative, and to meet this demand the in­heritance tax ought to remain in the handsof the state.The rebuttal speeches, lasting five min­utes, were especially interesting. In thesethe affirmative contended that the needs ofthe Federal Government are far more im­portant than those of the states, and thatthe income tax, if increased, would beevaded partly; also that taxes on surpluscorporation taxes would eventually be paidby the consumer.In answer to the points brought forwardby 'their opponents the negative, in rebut­tal, stated that the states are running farbehind in their finances, and that they musthave the inheritance tax to provide neededfunds, As a means of tax reform, theysaid, the states should retain the inheritancetax.Substantially, Michigan meet theaffirmative squarely. Instead of answeringdirectly, their debaters urged the tax onsurplus corporation profits, and the broad­ening of the income tax, and these twoplans were effectually disposed of by Chi­cago in the last rebuttal speech.The judges were Judge J. A. Barber, To­ledo, Ohio; Prof. O. C. Lockhart, Colum­bus, Ohio; and Professor L. C. Ward, FortWayne, Indiana. Judge Lockhart ex­pressed the' opinion of the majority afterthe debate in these words: "Chicago ex­celled in ability to pick out vital issues. TheChicago debaters were more direct in theirHoward Hill Sidney Pedott Gaylord Ramsay162 THE UNIVERSITY 'OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEreplies throughout the rebuttal speeches,particular ly."Registra.r Arthur G. Hall, of the Univer­sity of Michigan, served as chairman. The dissenting judge gave as his reasonthat the Michigan team presented a betterplatform appearance than Chicago.WILLARD ATKINS.Wireless Telegraphy 10 RyersonA notable addition has recently beenmade to the equipment of Ryerson Lab­oratory by the installation of wirelesstelegraph apparatus. The aerial will bestretched between the mast on RyersonLaboratory and a similar one on Mitchelltower, which extends five feet above thestone work to give the necessary c1ear�ance. There will therefore be availableapproximately a height of 140 feet anda length of 425 feet for the aerial con­ductor. It will consist of eight wires,each made of seven strands, which, in­duding leads into the building, will re­quire nearly six miles of No. 20 phos­phor bronze wire. The mounting andinsulation will be most fully providedfor in order to withstand a pull of threethousand pounds, which a heavy windon ice covered wires might produce, andalso to make the electrical leakage neg­ligibly small even when using the 20,000volts which will he employed in trans-mission experiments. 'The first transmitter will be of fivekilowatts capacity, which will be suffi­cient for the present, although not suit­able for transoceanic communication.The important parts of this apparatuswill be made in our own shops and pre­liminary tests have shown that a highdegree of efficiency will be attained.All types of receiving instruments willbe used and the excellent character ofthe aerial will make it possible to receiveand experiment with the radiations fromall of the high powered stations of theUnited States and with many of thoseof the European nations. The largeantenna is essential .for many experi­ments with long waves and only longwaves are used by the large stations.Both the transmitting and the receiving methods used with long waves are en­tirely different from those suitable forthe short waves which all small stationsemploy.Research work has already beenstarted and also arrangements have beenmade to. carry on work in co-operationwith another university as soon as theinstallation of the Ryerson apparatus iscompleted. Courses on the theory ofWireless Telegraphy and Telephony co­ordinated with Electrical Measurementswill be given during the summer quarter.CARL KINSLEY.Carl Kinsley, associate professor ofphysics, was electrical expert for the UnitedStates army for a number of years beforecoming to the University in 1902. Whilewith the army he devised a wireless system. which was the first system to be acceptedby the U. S. government. This system hasbeen used officially for a number of yearsin the San Francisco wireless station.In this connection, the following indig­nant letter contributed by "H� E. S." to theDaily Maroon may be of interest:There was a time when Chicagoans vis­iting Cambridge could laugh at the boastsof the student guides who conducted themthrough the ugly buildings of Harvard Uni­versity. There was a time when no collegein the country, however old and proud,could despise the University of Chicago-s­for Chicago .had beauty on its side. Oneneeded only to mention Chicago's architec­ture, elaborate with Gothic detail; oneneeded only to mention Mitchell Tower.That stood as a monument to Chicago'sbelief that beauty has a place even in a uni­versity.Cannot science and beauty live peaceablytogether within the same walls? In its ex­emplary zeal to become a great institutionof scientific research, does the University:of Chicago need to sacrifice the beauty thatcost so many millions of dollars to produce?'Shall the nation-wide fame of Mitchell,Tower be lost forever?' Shall travelers:from Chicago be met at Cambridge (and;elsewhere) with the unanswerable taunt ;"Where's all your beautiful architecturenow? Why, your wonderful MitchelI TowerON THE QUADRANGLEShas grown, they say. A thirty foot ironpost and a wireless telegraphy antennaextend above it, I hear. Very interesting."If, however, as -is very likely, the U ni­versity is unwise enough to leave the eye­sore on Mitchell tower, let :J;11e suggest that 163the "battlemented tow'r" part of the AlmaMater be altered appropriately, as follows:"For decades and. for centuries,Her wireless aerial shall riseBeneath the hope-filled western skies.'�is our dear Alma Mater."On the QuadranglesIda Noyes Hall continues to monopo­lize, the social .interests of Universitywomen. On January 5 two receptionswere held there, one under the auspicesof Elsa Freeman for the women's con­tingent of the Senior class, and the otherunder' the supervision oft Mildred Gor­den for the feminine fledglings of theFreshman class. An informal dance, '0'fwhich the· Women's Administrative coun-­cil had 'charge, was given on January 11;the council also initiated a series of Sun­day night suppers in Ida Noyes at fifteencents per plate, for the benefit of lonelycampus women-a Hope Mission, perhaps. One hundred. and fiftybooks, suggested by Mrs. Edith FosterFlint, have been obtained as a nucleusfor an Ida Noyes library. "The Women's Athletic Association isbusily combing the Midway for possibleCampus Follies manuscripts for the bien­nial production on March 22. MargaretMonroe is general chairman of the en­terprise and Margaret MacDonald' isbusiness manager. The 1917 Follies willbe a vaudeville bill in eight acts. ., On January 5 Mr. Carl C. Carstensdelivered a lecture in. Harper on "Crueltyto Children," and on the same day bydivine coincidence the Undergraduatecouncil decided to' choose by election thewomen who will lead the WashingtonPromenades the custom has been to per­mit the men to selecttheir own partners.The 'right wing will be led' by LyndonLesch and Nadine Hall, and the left orfinancial wing by Percy Dake and, Mar­garet MacDonald. Lesch is vice-presi­dent of the Reynolds Club, a member ofthe Owl and Serpent, Or-der of the IronMask, the Score. Club, and the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Dake is businessmanager of The Literary Magazine, amember of the Order of the Iron Mask,the Score Club, and the Chi Psi Frater­nity. Nadine Hall belongs to Esotericand the Signet Club. Margaret Mac­Donald is a member of Wyvern and' NuPi 'Sigma. Chairmen of the Prom Com­mittees follow: Reception, Arthur Han­isch, and Marjorie Coonley; Publicity,Buell . Patterson and Helen Adams ·Printing and Program, Joseph Levin andAlice Kitchell; Decoration, Robert- Dun-lap and Margaret Monroe. .Helen Adams' was named chairman ofthe annual faculty dinner to' be heldearly in 'March; John Guerin will act, asassistant chairman and the Junior ClassSociety will aid' in the arrangements. rThe French Club was host to two dis­tinguished guests; M. Antonio' Barth­elemy and Lieutenant Zinovi Pechkoff-on January 4 and 15. Monsieur Barth�elemy, a new occupant of the consulatein Chicago, addressed the club on, condi­tions in France; and Lieutenant Pech­koff, a nephew of Maxim Gorky', relatedhis own experiences in the / war zone.Two. one-act plays wili be presetned bythe French Club during February, "LesDeux Timides," a farce by Labiche, and"Etincelle," a comedy by Pailleron. Mr.Frank Abbott will direct the production,and the properties will be managed byPhilip Goddard, Rosemary Carr, GretaHoglund, Dorothy Fay and EugeneCarlson. ."A concert will pe offered jointly by theUniversity and Armour Institute GleeClubs on February 10 in Mandel; follow­ing the musical program a dance will begiven in Bartlett. During the same week164 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEthe Midway vocalists will sing with theSears-Roebuck Y. M. C. A. at the WestSide Association.Walter Francis Snyder, poet-athlete,launched a fiery attack upon the PublicSpeaking Department through the col­umns of The Dail» Maroon. AssociateProf. Clark, head �f the department, leftfor California. The Cap and Gownplans to double its circulation by includ­ing in this year's annual pictures of thefive most beautiful women on the cam­pus. The Green Ca,p) Freshman bi­weekly newspaper, has announced a newpolicy, "and will forthwith abandon itsseriousness and appear as a humorousmagazine." It is suggested that TheGreen Cap retain its seriousness and con­tinue as a humorous publication.The Black Friars gave their annualbanquet and theater party on January10. Seventy Friars saw Al J olson in"Robinson Crusoe, Jr.," a delightfulshow for ukelele enthusiasts. The un­usually large. number of lyrics in "AMyth in Mandel" has induced thirty mento submit music; Edward C. Moore,music critic of the Chicago] ournal, willjudge the merits of the contributions.-A social service conference was con­ducted from January 14 to 21 by the Y.M. C. A. J ohn Roberts and CharlesBreasted directed the conference, whichincluded addresses by Dr. Albert ParkerFitch, Dr. Myron B. Adams, Miss AnnaDavis, Mr. Allan Hoben; Dr. GrahamTaylor and the Rev. Mr. John TimothyStone.Seven undergraduates completed theirwork in the 'Autumn quarter with themaximum scholastic standing; they areEdward Johnson, Helen Koch, CharlesStern, Lenore Raster, Vesper Schlenger,Ernest Zeisler and Herman Mossberg.In pace quiescat. John Liemert, '16, and Helen Olson,'17, are announced as the winners of theNational Foreign Trade Council prizesin the competition conducted under theC. and A. college, Both Liemert andMiss Olson wrote essays on aspects ofthe American merchant marine; theawards were $100 and $50, respectively.Duncan A. McGibbon and Victor E.Gutwillig, both alumni of the University,received $1,000 and $3'00, respectively,as the first and third' prizes in the Hart,Schaffner and Marx contest in Econom­ics. McGibbon's treatise dealt with Ca­nadian railroad rates, and Gutwillig'swith clothing manufacture.The Interfraternity council compiledschedules for swimming, track and bowl­ing contests for the Winter quarter. ThePan-Hellenic track meet was held onJanuary 20; Delta Kappa Epsilon wonwith 14� points, Delta Sigma Phi andDelta Upsilon ranking second and third.At the smoker on January 15, three hun­dred fraternity men heard a male 'quar­tet, a speech by Oscar, the Reynolds Clubporter, and several monologues by HarrySwanson, '17.Miscellaneous events of varying in­terest relieved the monotony of a J an­uary which only coal barons could haveenjoyed. A wireless station 'has justbeen erected on Ryerson; new arrivalsin the Geology Department are theEdaphosaurus, Trimerorhachus, andOphiacodon, which may mean somethingto you; the water in the Ida Noyes nata­torium is to he sterilized by a Violet Raymachine, so that campus nymphs will notbe compelled to resort to. the Dunes; in aliterary basketball game on January 15in Bartlett, The Daily M aroon five nosedout The Green Cap quintet by a 98 to 2score.Frederick R. Kuh, '17.THE UNIVERSITY RECORD 165The University RecordCompared with the registrations of theautumn quarter a year ago, the autumn()f 1916 showed' a gain of over four hun­dred students" the total of students on'the quadrangles being 3,758. The totalnumber of students registered during thepast quarter in University College down­town is 1,160, which is a gain of 130 overthe number a year· ago. The totalnumber .of different students in attendanceat the University, therefore, during theautumn qua-rter was 4,918, as against 4,384in 1915-a total gain of 534.President Harry Pratt Judson in his re­cent convocation statement said that "thesteady and rather uniform gain of 10 percent in attendance for years past in increas-­ing very rapidly the pressure on the facili­ties of instruction in classrooms and labora­tories. The gain in the last summer quarterwas over '1,000, and the total registrationfor the current year ending June 30, 1917,therefore, will-pass 10,0000. Those intrustedwith the administration of the Universityare obliged to give serious attention to thefuture in the light of this increasing throngof studen ts who are coming to us."The Renaissance Society at the Univer­sity, which was recently organized to con­tribute to the cultivation of the arts andthe enrichment of the life of the commu­nity, has just announced its first arrange­ments for carrying out the purposes of the.society. On the evening of January 23, inHarper Assembly Room at the University,Mr. Frederick W. Gookin, who, for manyyears has given especial attention to orieri­tal art, gave a lecture on "Essential Quali­ties in Works of Art," .. and illustrated hislecture by Japanese 'paintings and prints.In February there will be one or two lec­tures under the auspices of the society, and-in March, at the private view of an exhibi­tion of modern art, Walter Sargent, Profes­sor of Art Education in the University, will.give . an address.' After the address the ex­'hibition will be open to the public,In April, at the opening of an exhibitionof manuscripts and incunabula, addresseswill be 'given by Professor Edgar Good­speed, Curator 'Of Manuscripts at the Uni­versity, and Professor Ernest Wilkins. InMay the collection of the Haskell OrientalMuseum will be exhibited. and a lecture onthe collections will be given by the Director,-of the Museum, Professor Breasted,A gift, recently announced, by a donorwho does not wish his name to be given at'present, . provides the sum of fifteen hun­dred dollars a' year for five years, by means-of which men and women who are leaders-in their various fields of activity may be brought before the University in annuallectures on general subjects. The hope ofthe, donor in making the gift is "to' givesuch inspiration as students receive fromcoming in contact with great minds." Acommittee of three members has been ap­pointed by President Judson to arrange, forlectures to be given as a result of this gift.The committee members are: ProfessorAndrew C. McLaughlin, head of the depart­ment of history, chairman; Associate Pro­fessor' David Allan Robertson, secretary toPresident Judson, and Professor. PaulShorey, head of the department of Greek.. ,The Bruce gold medal of the Astronom­ical Society of the Pacific for the year 1917has been awarded to Professor Edwin. Emerson Barnard, of the Department of- Astronomy and Astrophysics, for his distin­guished services to astronomy. The formalpresentation of the medal took place emJanuary 27 at the annual meeting of thesociety in San Francisco. Professor Bar­nard, . who has been connected with theYerkes Observatory as astronomer formore than twenty years, discovered the fifthsatellite of Jupiter in 1892 and has mademany other astronomical discoveries, In­eluding those of sixteen comets. He is .alsofamous for his. photographs of the MilkyWay and nebulae. Dr. Barnard has re ...ceived from the French Academy of Sci­ences the Lalande gold medal, - the goldmedal from the Royal Astronomical So­ciety of Great Britain, and the Janssen prizefrom the French 'Astronomical Society.He is also a fellow -of the American Asso ...cia tion for the Advancement of Science, andhas received honorary degrees from ther University of the Pacific and Queen's U ni­versity.Among the officers of various sections atthe, recent meeting in New York City ofthe American Association for the Advance­ment of Science were Professor Stieglitz,who was vice-president of the section onchemistry; Professor Salisbury, who wasvice-president of the section on geology andgeography; and Professor Jordan, who wasvice-president of the section on physiologyand experimental medicine. In addition tothese was Professor Millikan, who is presi­dent of the American Physical Society,which met at the same time with the Amer­ican Association; and also Professor For­est R. Moulton, who is secretary of the sec­tion on mathematics and astronomy. Atthe meeting of the Association in New YorkAssistant Professor' Rollin T. Chamberlinwas made secretary of the section on geol­ogy and geography.166 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEAssociate Professor Walter FarleighDodd, of the Department of Political Sci­ence, presided on December 29 at a confer­ence of the American Political Science As­sociation at its meeting in Cincinnati. Thesubject, discussed at the conference was theteaching of constitutional law, with refer­ence especially to the needs of law students,academic students, and mixed classes. InJanuary Professor Dodd was appointed sec­retary of the state legislative reference bu­reau by Governor Lowden. His duties willconsist in estimating appropriations for thestate budget and drafting legislation.Professor Robert Andrews Millikan, ofthe Department of Physics, who has beenappointed to the Hitchcock Lectureship atthe University of California, left Chicagoabout February 1 to fill the appointment.Professor Millikan will give, at Berkeley, aseries of six lectures on the general sub­ject of "The Structure of Matter."Among the recent appointees to this lec- .tureship have been Henry Fairfield Osborn,research professor of. zoology in ColumbiaUniversity and president of the AmericanMuseum of Natural History; Dr. A. D.Waller, director of the physical laboratoryof the University of London; and Profes­sor Julius Stieglitz, chairman of the Depart­ment of Chemistry at Chicago.Dean James R. Angell is giving the lec­tures on the Spencer Foundation at UnionCollege, which were to have' been deliveredby the late Professor Josiah Royce, of Har­vard University. Eight lectures, beginningJanuary 15, are to be given on the subjectof "The Makers of Modern Psychology."Professor Angell gave the initial series. in1911, and his lectures were afterward pub­lished under the title of Chapters from M od­ern P sycholo gy. Professors George H.Palmer and Hugo Miinsterberg, of Harvard, and Professors John Dewey and EdwardL. Thorndike; of Columbia, are amongthose who have already appeared in thecourse.Leonard Charles Van. N oppen, who hasbeen the Queen Wilhelmina Lecturer atColumbia University, representing the U ni­versity of Leiden, delivered a course of lec­tures on the literature of the Netherlands inthe Classics Building at the University asfollows:January 2,4, The Dutch Renaissance: Hol­land, the Country of Origins, Its GreatMen in Art, Science and Literature.January 25, Vondel, The Poet of the Sub­lime and the Dutch Shakespere.January, 29, Vondel's Lucifer and Its In­fluence on' Milton's Paradise Lost.January 30, Van Eeden, The Dutch Tol­stoi, and the Poets of Today.January 31, The Influence of the N ether­lands on the Political Institutions of Amer­rca,Professor Van N oppen, who has delivereda course of lectures at the Lowell Instituteand at Johns Hopkins University, has alsospoken at Princeton, Wisconsin, Minnesota,.Michigan, and other institutions. He is thefirst appointee to the Queen Wilhelminalectureship. .Five thousand dollars' worth of cases forthe Paleontology department have been or­dered from New York and are expected toarrive shortly and be installed on the firstfloor of Walker Museum, The cases nowin use will be moved upstairs and the newcases will be used for the housing of thelatest acquisitions from Texas and NewMexico, which are not at present on ex­hibition. These ten cases represent the firstinstallment of the complete set that wilteventually fill the first and second floors.of the Historical Geology building.THE LETTER BOXThe gentleman at the desk is ] oseph E.Raycroft, M.D., Chicago, 1896, and nowProfessor of Hygiene at Princeton Univer­sity. Very few men attended the Univer­sity of Chicago between 1892 and 1912without meeting Ray. As an undergraduatehe was interested in athletics, playing quar­terback on the first football team of theUniversity, and he was also a member ofmost of the University social organizations.He was the first head marshal and retainedthat position until he left Chicago. He tookhis degree in medicine at Rush in 1899,and was thereafter connected with the De­partment of Physical Education at Chicagountil 1912, when he went to Princeton. Hismost recent public service for Princetonwas as the representative of the Universityat Washington at a conference of collegepresidents and War Department officialscalled to consider the question whether col­legiate institutions without compulsorymilitary drill might establish courses inmilitary science under the general direc­tion of the War Department without be­ing obliged to organize drill units amongthe students. The result was an adminis­trative modification of the law which makesit possible for such colleges to give aca­demic and practical courses in military sci­ence during the college year, while at thesame time allowing their students to getthe required technical training in summercamps. Ray is not president of Princeton,but he is chairman of the Faculty Commit­tee on Military Instruction.Last summer he accepted a position atthe head of the School of Physical Educa­tion at Chautauqua, New York, at the sametime joining what might be called the "med­ical staff" at Chautauqua during the sum­mer. In December he was elected presidentof the Society of Directors of PhysicalEducation in the United States. He haswritten many articles and pamphlets, themost recent that the editor has seen Being"Notes on the Construction and Adminis­tration of Swimming Pools." Ray is theboy who knows about swimming pools.While he was at Chicago he was practicallyin entire charge of the physical organiza­tion of Bartlett gymnasium, which heplanned from skylights to sub-basementafter an exhaustive investigation of thevarious college gymnasiums of the coun- 167try. If you get him on a good day he willtell you not only how many times theyreconstructed the swimming pool in Bart­lett, but how they altered the depth of thepool at Princeton, and you will like thestory. It is not in the pamphlet.Ray was one of the founders of the Lions'Head Club, which subsequently became theChicago Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi, and heis now vice-president of the national fra­ternity. He was one of the founders alsoof Owl and Serpent. He married, in 1897,Elizabeth Butler, '96, and they have twochildren. "Who's Who" says that Ray wasborn in 1867. Look at the photograph andwrite to the editor of that false-heartedpublication.The Letter BoxTo the Editor:When the "editor speaks personally"about "Michigan and the Conference" Iheartily agree with him.Very sincerely,B. H. Lunde, 1912. To the Editor:Generally speaking, the undergraduate'sbark is far worse than his bite. When hebarks at the undergraduates of other insti­tutions he is almost always simultaneouslywagging his tail. The editorial in the ja nu-168 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEary issue of THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGOMAGAZINE takes this barking far too muchto heart, neglects the tail-wagging, andfinds grounds for wishing Michigan to stayout of the conference.After questioning about fifty undergrad­uates-most of them men and many ofthem athletes-I do not feel that chargesof "wolfer," "crook," "sore-head" and thelike, as brought by an undergraduateagainst the body of undergraduates ofanother institution, has any such deep andpersonal animosity as ascribed to· themby the editor. Every undergraduate ques­tioned smiled and said in effect that mostof his barking was "hot air." True, "bit­terness and scorn" would shame any uni­versity esprit de corps. The possibility oftheir existence would mean that educatorshave failed in their life-mission,'; that petti­ness and jealousy may run rampant in anatmosphere of culture. I cannot be pessi­mistic enough to accept this.It is reasonable to state that not morethan a. tithe of the undergraduates at Chi­cago knows anything about ·the Michigansituation. There may be vague ideas in theminds of almost all, but very . few knowAlumniThe Alumni Clubs Committee of theCouncil is now at work on a program whichit is hoped will soon show its results inthe general awakening of alumni interestin local centers throughout the country.The .head of the committee is Harold H.Swift, ,the other members being Mrs.George B. McKibbin, C. F. Axelson andFrank McNair.The committee plans to revive, if pos­sible, organizations which have become dor­mant for one reason or another, and toestablish clubs in different places, particu­larly in the· Mississippi Valley, where itseems likely that enthusiastic alumni workmay be done. The affairs in the past haveusually been merely social gatherings heldperhaps once a year, with no other activityon the part of the club. This situation is,of course, undesirable, and for that reasonthe committee is making several sugges­tions as to work that clubs may profitablyundertake to keep them active throughoutthe year.,They are. encouraged, first of all, to makesure that the local members are membersof the general Alumni Association. It hasbeen decided that any recognized club mustconsist of at least twelve paid-up members,the dues. being $1.50 for Association mem­bership and whatever additional amountthe local organization concludes necessary.In addition to that, it is suggested that theclubs work upon s-ome civic problem, start­ing a playground, study the charity situa- the facts. Perhaps more knowledge pre­vails at Ann Arbor, but not much more.It does not seem rational to suppose thatMichigan's re-entry into the conferencewould. be followed immediately by a proc­ess of education in grudge-bearing andancestor-worship. Undoubtedly the Michi­gan undergraduate would bark; but afterall 190'5 saw him in primary school,. and1905' s troubles do not concern him. Suchbarking would be supplemented by ta ilwag­ging, which is nothing more than evidenceof a spirit of true sportsmanship. The edi­tor is not so consummate a pessimist as todeny the prevalence of this spirit in con ... 'ference universities. Will not the tail wagmore and the bark resound less if cleanathletic competition replaces hurt silence?As between the undergraduate bodies ofthe conference universities, at whom hebarks but with whom he associates, andthe undergraduate bodies of other institu­tions, at whom he does not bark but withwhom he does associate, how does the in­dividual conference undergraduate cast thedie of his affection? Between brothers,though they quarrel, there is a bond.1918.Affairstion in their communities, or provide asfar as possible for a scholarship from their .city or part of the state. Of course thework of the clubs will be different in dif­ferent places, and the committee is outlin­ing a program which may be varied accord­ing to the need of each locality.I t was decided to concentrate work ona few centers rather than expect alumniclubs all over the country to spring full­fledged from the ground. Accordingly theMississippi Valley will be, for the present,the center of the committee's work. Min­neapolis and St. Paul, Grand Forks, N. D.,Des Moines, Sioux Falls, S. D., Omaha,Kansas City and Tulsa. are the principalplaces on which efforts' will be concen­trated .. Later on the activities will be ex­tended to Denver, Los Angeles, Oregon,Seattle, Milwaukee, Detroit, 'Northern andSouthern Ohio and the East. The NewYork Club is already well established.The local clubs are not to be confined toanyone town, but- rather every memberof. the Association is urged to join theclub nearest him or her. In this way itis expected that there may be section orstate meetings occasionally, and alumniwork in anyone large district will befacilitated on account of the close organi­zation of the smaller territories.The Secretary of the Alumni Council, Mr.Moulds, has spoken at three places· withinthe past, month: Minneapolis on January·13th, Des Moines on January 19th, andALUMNI AFFAIRSOmaha on January 20th. I t is too earlyto say what the ultimate result .of thesemeetings will be, but there can be no doubtthat they are the beginning of a widespreadactivity among alumni outside of Chicago.The Alumni Council.-The quarterlymeeting of the Alumni Council for the' Win­ter Quarter, 1917, was held Tuesday even­ing, January 23, in Harper E41; present,Mr. Brown, Mr. Moulds, Mr. M. A. HirschI,Mrs. M. A. Hirschl, Mrs. George B. McKib­bin, Miss Miller, Mrs. Thompson, MissCoulter, Mr. McNair, Mr. Murray, Mr.Lyman, Mr. Mentzer and Mr. Ma cGreg or.. The report of the executive committeewas read. A motion was passed acceptingthe recornmendatiorr of the executive com­mittee 'that its present form of organiza­tion by i ratified by the Council.The secretary-treasurer made .a detailedreport and a detailed statement 01 the workof the Alumni Clubs Committee was madeby Mr. McNair. The selection of a_ gen­eral chairman for the June reunion wasrefered to the executive coinmittee withpower to act. The chairman appointed anauditing committee, consisting of Mr. Ly­man and Mr. Murray, to audit the Council's'books from the date of the last audit up tothe close of the fiscal year, July 1, 1917, areport to be made at the annual- meeting ofthe progress made up ·to that .date. Thesecretary read a statement regarding theappointment of an undergraduate repre ...sentative to the Council. The chairman ofthe Undergraduate Council and the presi­dent of the Women's Administrative Coun­cil' were invited to meet with the Alumn 1Council for the remainder of the year, , Theproblem of the Council's relations with theRush Medical College Alumni Associationwas mentioned but not discussed 'in detail.John Moulds, '07, Secretary.[The reports to the Council will beprinted and commented upon in the Marchissue.-Ed.]The Washington Prom.-The Washing­ton Promenade will be held this year onthe evening of February 21. The prom­enade is the oldest formal social entertain­ment at the University, having been estab­lished in 1896. One feature of interest inthe promenade this year was the election ofthe women leaders. .Hitherto the men whowere to lead the promenade have been se­lected by the Undergraduate Council, butthey have chosen their own partners. Theelection of women leaders is, according tothe Council, "merely another manifestationof the belief that the promenade is an allUniversity affair. It is not a celebrationfor the men alone, but for the women aswell." The election of women leaders is;:however, frankly stated to be .in the natureof an experiment.The promenade committee, is especially,desirous of securing a large alumni attend­ance, and they are doing all in their- .powerto make the promenade one which the The Corn ExchangeNational Bankof C�icagoCapitalSurplus and Profits, $3,000,000 ;7,000,000OFFICERSERNEST A. HAMILL, PresidentCHARLES L. HUTCHINSON,Vlce-President, CHAUNCEY J. BLAIR, Vice-PresidentD. A. MOULTON, Vice-PresidentB. C. SAMMONS, Vice-PresidentFRANK W. SMITH, SecretaryJ. EDWARD �AASS, Cashier', JAMES- G. WAKEFIELD, Ass't CashierLEWIS E. GRAY, Ass't CashierEDWARD F. S9HOENECK, Ass't CashierDIRECTORSCHARLES'H. WACKER MARTIN A. RYER.SONCHAUNCEY J. BLAIREDWARD B. BUTLER CHARLES H. HULBUR.D(BEMJAMIN CARPENTER CLYDE M. CARRWATSON -F. BLAIRCHARLES L. HUTCHINSON EDWARD A. SHEDDERNEST A. HAMILLForeign Exchange Letters of CreditCable Transfers3% Paid' on Savings Deposits169170 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEalumni will enjoy. Admission is $5.00 foreach couple. Application for -tickets shouldbe made to Percy Dake, Box 1, FacultyExchange. The message of the Undergrad­uate Council to the alumni is: "Your co­operation will help amazingly. Save thedate, February 21."The Water's Fine!-The use of theswimming pool and gymnasium in IdaNoyes Hall is offered to all alumnae of theUniversity. A class is to be organizedwhich will meet late on Tuesday afternoonsbeginning in February, and the programwill include swimming, basket ball, dancingand bowling. Alumnae who are' interestedare asked to communicate with the Depart­merit of Physical Education, Ida NoyesHall.NEWS. OF THE CLASSESIsaac S. Rothschild, '97, has left Chi­cago and is practicing law at 150 Broadway,New York City. He sent the editor a checkthe other day for the Chicago LiteraryMagazine; we infer prosperity.Burt Brown Barker, '97, has recentlybeen chosen secretary of the Chicago BarAssociation. He is the first Chicago manto hold the position. As chairman of theAssociation committee on "Defense of PoorPersons Accused of Crime" he examineda number of the large jails of the country,and is now in the process of having a com- plete new system installed 111 the CookCounty jail governing the visitation ofprisoners by lawyers. Barker was a mem­ber of the first winning debating team theUniversity ever had, and a charter memberof Delta Sigma Rho.Allen T. Burns, '97, director of the Cleve­land Foundation, delivered an address on"The Cleveland Survey" before a publicmeeting held under the auspices of thePhilanthropic Service division of the Col­lege of Commerce and Administration, Jan­uary 9.Lieutenant-Colonel George G. Davis, R.A. M. C. (1901, Rush 1904), spoke to theChicago Alumni Club at a luncheon at theHotel La Salle on January 20 on the sub­ject, "A Year's Experiences in a Base Hos­pital with the British Expeditionary Forcein France." Dr. Davis some time ago spenta year and a half at Manila as Professor ofSurgery in the University of the Philip­pines, and later was in Canton, China, forthe Rockefeller Foundation. Like KelloggSpeed, whose article on a similar experi­ence appeared in the January issue of theMagazine, Davis was while in college amember of Beta Theta Pi (probably isyet). He indulged also in the mile walk,in which for a long time he held the Uni­versity record (probably does yet). Hislecture was ill ustra ted with slides. Slideswere always Joe Davis' strong hold. WeHave YOU read the Historyof The University of Chicago?Do you know that Dr. Goodspeed's book is a stirring, fascinating story of thefounding and growth of the institution to which you belong? Would you like to know. definitely the steps by which, in 25 years, The University of Chicago has reached thevery front rank of American Universities?The Alumni Office still has 158 copies of the History of the University of Chicago.While they last, they can be obtained at the following rates:I. One copy of the History of The University of Chicago.$3.00 One year's subscription to the Alumni Magazine.One membership in any Association (Law Association SOc extra).Present members and subscribers may have expiration datecarried forward one year.Present subscribers whose orders have been entered sinceNovember 1, 1916, may have one copy of the History for $1.50.II.$1.50After this special lot has been sold the Historycan be had only at the regular price, $3.00.Send YOUl· order Today to the Alumni CouncilNEWS OF THE CLASSES 171remember a theme on them that we cor­rected for him something like twenty yearsago; but let the dead past bury its dead.Still, the curious will find it in Herrick andDamon.Granville H. Sherwood, ex. '01, of RockIsland, was on December 27 elected bishopof the Springfield Diocese of the EpiscopalChurch. He came to the University ofChicago from Trinity College, Hartford,.Conn., and left here without taking his de­gree. He went to the Western TheologicalSeminary in Chicago for his theologicaltraining and for some years has been rectorat Rock Island, Illinois. His address is1818 Sixth avenue. Sherwood spoke at theannual dinner of the Western .A:ssociationof Alpha Delta Phi on January 20, andseveral times took the editor's name in vain.Statistics are not available, but we suspectthat he is the youngest bishop (elect) inthe Episcopal Church. .W. S. Rogers, Ph.B., '02, will sail Feb­ruary from Vancouver te make a survey oftrade conditions in China and Japan.Under the auspices of Vergil V. Phelps,'02, executive secretary of the University ofIllinois, the first edition of the Universityof Illinois Directory has recently been is­sued. In contains 35,065 names, with about32,000 verified addresses, with a 32-pagehistorical sketch and 63 pages of ','annals,"profusely illustrated. According to the ad­vertising matter sent out, "In completeness and accuracy, Illinois has set a new stand­ard for University directories." This shouldbe gratifying to Phelps.Miss Jeanette Bates, '04" was appointedlate in December assistant attorney-generalfor the State of Illinois. Only one woman(in Colorado) has ever before been ap­pointed, to a similar position. After grad­uating from the University of Chicago, MissBates taught in Hyde Park High Schoolfor four years, at the. same time studyinglaw at Northwestern University, where shecould get afternoon classes. In 1908 shebegan practicing law. For the last fewyears she has been village attorney for Ard­more, Illinois, which she incorporated andwhere she lives. She has also been speciallecturer at the School of Civics and Philan­thropy on the subject of "Domestic Law."She is associated in-practice with Alice H.Thompson in the firm of Bates & Thomp--son. Her special work as assistant attor-.riey-general will be the prosecution of cases;of factory law violation.Mary L. Robinson, A.B., '06, formerly ofSt. Joseph, Missouri, is now teaching in ahigh school in Fresno, California. 'Oma M. Lawrence,---:07, who is on theChicago Post, writes: "Even at the risk ofcalling down the editorial wrath upon awell-meaning head I must venture to cor­rect the staten ent that I am a 'movingpicture show' critic! The moving pictureshow I do not criticize-except in isolatedPHONE ,HYDE PARK 18 W. J. LaGrotta, ProprietorPHONE MIDWAY 9559FLOWERSFor the Prom and for Every OccasionJust Phone Hyde Park 18 or Midway 9559We will give your Ilowerorder the utmostcare, whether it is large or smallMcADAMS - FLORISTLargest Stock Cut Flower s a nd PlantsstORE & GREENHOUSES,- 1301-9 EAST FIFTY-THIRD STR�ETEstablished 1865172 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEcases-the moving picture I do criticize. Thedifference is this: A theater manager decidesto show its patrons a comedy, a serial and afive-reel feature; there may also be music;the whole combination makes up the 'show.'Far be it from me to tell any exhibitor whathe 'ought to put in his show. r may thinkI know better than he does what his publicwants, but I don't hold down my officechair for that purpose. I am a photoplaycritic-c-or a motion picture critic-or a'movie' critic, if you please-and my workris to criticize the units that might go tomake up a 'show.' You know we motionpicture persons take our work just as seri­ously as the theatrical persons do, and weconsider that the picture play departmenthas as much news value as the dramaticcolumn; as a matter of fact it has+rnore,since there are more persons who go to the"movies' each day than go to the legitimatedrama in a week. I realize that up to thepresent many educated persons have lookedwith scorn upon the picture play; I con­fess to the sin myself a few years ago. Butnow we must recognize a, new art, and theUNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE is too nearmy heart to let it err in the mater ofconfusing a moving picture show with amoving picture. N one of us would call avaudeville sketch a whole vaudeville show;the terms are not synonymous. Do I ex­plain my point?"[You do. By the way, Charles Collinsis dramatic editor of the Post, and A. K.Eddy, '.16, is also on the staff. Robert Mc­Knight, ex-'15, is "moving picture" critic onthe Examiner.-Ed.] ,Oregon University, coached by HugoBezdek, '08, defeated the University ofPennsylvania at football, 14 to 0, on NewYear's Day at Pasadena, California. Pub­lished accounts of the game indicate thatPennsylvania played a rough, not to say a-dirty game, and that the Oregon men mindedtheir own business, waited until Pennsyl­vania had spent her strength, and then went'in in the second half and scored two touch­downs in a businesslike fashion. We havehad no direct word from Hugo, but weoffer our congratulations anyway.Lebbeus Woods, Ph.M., '08, is living at609 Galena avenue, Dixon, Illinois. He mar­Tied Lydia Lyttle Smith of the class of1907', and is now preaching and practicinglaw. He was admitted to the bar this fall.Shiro Tashiro (S.B. '09 and Ph.D. '12) andMrs. Tashiro announce the birth of a son,Kiyoshi, on November 8, 1916, at theirnome in Chicago. Mr. Tashiro is instructorin physiological chemistry in the U niver­-sity, . .Mrs. Edward McBride, '09, spent a fewweeks of vacation in Chicago recently. Shereports that her husband is working hard'for Alma Mater in Minneapolis.Preston F. Gass, '09, is now living in Hol­lywood, Illinois; he has a son, Preston'Beecher Gass, eight months old. Rosemary Quinn, '09, is well recoveredfrom typhoid fever and teaching again inEnglewood High School. ,Anita Sturges, '09, left Chicago, February1, to teach academy and college Enzlish inthe. Urbana University Schools until June.It 1S her first taste of teaching.Laura Normington, '10, is teaching inNorth Dixon High School.According to the Carnegie Institute ofTechnology Alumnus, the system of parttime athletic coaches at the Institute is tobe altered "for all sports except football."The football coach of Tech is Walter Stef­fen, '10, and his work there has been sosuccessful for the past few years that theydid not feel they could part with him.Tech lost to Cornell 15 to 7, and to Pitts­burgh 14, to 6. On comparative scores itis perhaps fortunate for Chicago that Stef­fen's team did not meet his alma mater.Stop the press! Walter is running foralderman in the Twenty-third Ward, withthe Brundage, Thompson and Kjellanderforces behind him. Kjellander's election ascounty clerk leaves a vacancy which Stef­fen will try to fill. Incidentally, he wasrecently offered the role of coach at Penn­sylvania, but Carnegie refused to releasehim.Ralph H. Kuhns, '11, who recently re­turned to Chicago after eight months'service in the American Field Hospital atDeutscheylau in East Prussia, had a longinterview in the Tribune, late in December,on war matters. "I know," he said, "that225 submarines are receiving their finishingtouches in German shipyards. I have infor­mation that enables me to say positivelythat when these new vessels set out on theircampaign they will sink English ships with­out warning. This will be Germany's an­swer to the arming of British merchantmenand the orders given them to shoot or ramGerman submarines wherever encountered."Dr. Kuhns says that Germany's food sit­uation is unpleasant but not alarming. Oneegg is permitted in ten days in Berlin, 60grams of meat a day five days a week, and100 grams a day of war bread. Dr. Kuhnsisfh e only American surgeon to have beenadmitted to membership in the German RedCross-a distinction which carried with itan honorary rank - as first lieutenant in theGerman army. 'Helen M. Brown, '11, is teacher of Eng­lish and principal of the North Dixon HighSchool. Her address is 211 North Galenaavenue, Dixon, Illinois.Lucile Mertz, '11, is now Mrs. HarryWarner. She is also living in Dixon.Gertrude Emerson, '11, is editorial assist­ant on the new magazine Asia, which is tobegin publication in February. She hasalso been writing for various magazines onsubjects connected with Japan. Of onearticle she says, ·"1 have been squeezingit out of the nights in the past threeNEWS OF THE CLASSESweeks, and' proudly carried it off to theoffice yesterday morning to make thefinal draft after 'hours.' .As I was walk­ing from Fifth avenue ',to Madison witha number of books and' papers undermy arm,' I saw a wild dance .of papersgoing on ahead of me in a forty-mile­an-hour 'wind. Presently it occurred tome that they might be mine, and sureenough, my fifteen pages of article were ag ood block ahead of me. I laughed so hardthe tears rolled down my cheeks. Some ofthe sheets went sailing up to the top ofthe skyscrapers, and really the street .. wascleaned of them in less than a second. Ihad no carbon, so the work is all to bedone over again, but meanwhile I have thepleasure' of feeling like Carlyle when 'The.French Revolution', burned up. Besides, Jwasn't honestly satisfied with' it as it stood.I didn't mind at all." .Hilmar Baukhage, '11, who is secretaryof the Eastern Alumni Association, writesabout the banquet held - January 26, andadds news of a group of '11-ers and otii'ersin New York:"I do not. know whether you have heardabout Roy (Baldridge). Right out of thebox he got a job illustrating a story forScribner's, and he did it so well that theygave him a repeat order. He is also doinga story for McCall's and a page for fudgeto illustrate verses by the immortal under­signed. I shall see that you get an ad­vance copy of this important issue of Amer­ica's leading humorous weekly. Nat Pfef ...fer is on one of the desks of the Telegraphand has had several articles accepted byvarious publications. Will Merrill's workin ,the advertising department of VanityFair livens up several pages . of each issueand he has an article on the kitchen dramain the February number, but unfortunatelyall of his stuff is unsigned."Robert Barton, '16, has joined the forceof the Leslie-fudge Company, and fromwhere I sit I can see him busy with theshears. He is associate editor of Leslie'sand has had one or two signed articles inthe paper.. "In Greenwich village, in the dark con­fines of a wild tea room called the 'MadHatter,' I met J. E. Dyrenforth, '16. When.....CHICAGO COLLE-GIATEBUREAU OF OCCUPATIONSPositions Filled-Trained Women PlacedA Y f Secretaryre OU Editorial Writer ', -a Institutional Manager( ',Household Economic �pe.rtDo You Need ' Laboratory Assistan� .,, '. '" Research Worker, 'Room 1002 St�vens Bldg�17 N. State. Str�et .Central 5336 173asked by a reporter what his occupationwas, Mr. Dyrenforth replied: '?--?--?"Further questioning did not unveil Mr. Dy­renforth's secret, and he refused to issue astatement for the public, I think he wouldbe madder than a hatter if you printed thisin the Magazine."Franklin Fisher, '12, who has been prac­ticing law in Lewiston, Maine, has beenmade assistant attorney-general of Maine.Since 1914 he has been much interested inthe political affairs of the state and, thoughbeginning as a progressive, worked vigor­ously last fall for the success of the Repub­lican candidates. As he is only 28 yearsold, his appointment is notable.Charles C. Stewart, '13, is now in Chicago,living at 1244 East Forty-sixth street, teach­ing at the Harvard School for Boys anddoing special tutoring.Cora ,L. Kennedy, ex-'13, is now Mrs ..Cora McMeel, and is living at Great Falls,Mont., Box 1782.F. L. Hutsler, '14, is with the Minneapo­lis branch of the B. F. Goodrich RubberCompany, 1221 Harmon place.H. S.· Anderson, '14, is living at 6648Newgard avenue. He is in the office ofG. W. Chapman & Co., in the New YorkLife building, 37 South La Salle street.Sam Wells, '15, is doing geology work inTexas, making his headquarters at Tulsa,Okla. 1916 'Esther Deuringer is teaching sewing anddomestic science in a school in Monroe,Louisiana. She may be reached by ad­dressing her at Box 278.Regis Lavery is at 133 West Seventhstreet, Erie, Pennsylvania. She is manag­ing the lunch 'room of a department storearid admits that it is a better place thanField's Grill.Frank Starling is at Davis, West Virginia,where he is principal of the high schoo1.Marion Rees is botany librarian at IowaState College, Ames, Iowa.Helen' Jeffries, who has been in NewYork" is now 'at the Willida Apartments,San Diego, California. . She says that Cali­fornia is a fine state, but imagines that Illi­nois will look better in June.Craig Redmon has left the Atlas PortlandKANSAS CITY SUPERIN­TENDENCE MEETINGFeb. 26 - March 3you are invited to use our rooms, 215-216 Coates House, for interviews, cor­respondence, etc. Free stenographicservice. Dr.]. H. HiB, Mr. Louis Cogswelland Mr. B. F. Clark will be in attendance.CLARK TEACHER�'AGENCYChicago Kansas City, Mo. Baltimore, Md.New York City Spokane, Wash.Jacksonville; Fla.174 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINECement Company and is part owner of theBrown, Rowan & Buck Sales Company, NewYork and Pennsylvania streets, Indianap­olis, Indiana. He will have charge of thewholesale department, selling Studebakercars exclusively, and has already sold anentire fire department to his home town,Peru. He is expecting to declare a divi­dend in June, which means that 1916 oughtto have an elaborate reunion.Elizabeth Harris is teaching domesticscience in the high school at DownersGrove, Illinois.Jeannie Young is in training at MarshallField's preparatory to filling the positionof buyer.Arthur W. Haupt is teaching in the town­ship high school at Evanston, Illinois.Max and Ralph Cornwell have been inCoffeyville, Kansas, at 709 Spruce street,but will soon be back in Chicago. Theyhave been with the Cudahy _ Refining Com­pany in the "oily, bank-robbing, mild-win­tered, would-be glorious Southwest." Maxwrites that they "spent ten years in Vinitaand have been in Coffeyville nearly five."Kathleen Steinbauer has charge of thecommercial department in one of the juniorhigh schools of Springfield, Illinois. Herpresent address is 818 North Sixth street.Louis Berger is coaching athletics at theCarl Schurz High School and teaching first­year English. The other day while he wasrefereeing a basketball game between hisown team and the Crane High School inthe Schurz gymnasium, with a score of 9apiece and a minute left -to play, he gavethe Crane team a free shot at the basketbecause the Schurz crowd had tried to up­set the Crane basket tosser by hissing whilehe was trying to shoot a foul. That suchan action should receive newspaper noticeis of course altogether wrong. It oughtto be a matter of course, but one feels that.there are not a great many coaches whowould do it. There never will be any ques­tion, however, in Louis Berger's mind.Assistant Recorder F. J. Gurney writes:"I have just received a letter from CecilJohn Taylor French, ex;-'17, College ofScience. He writes from the front inFrance, asking for a certificate as to hismembership in the University and his hav­ing completed two years of college work.Then he adds:a 'I need this certificate, as our command officer is recommending me for an of­ficer's commission, and to complete the pa- pers a statement' of one's educational quali­fications is required."'I had my associate diploma up till afew days ago. I received it from Englandone day and in less than twenty-four hoursby a bit of misfortune one of our armymules in France ate it, as well as most ofmy course book and my membership card."'All letters from the United States toofficials and men of the British army mustbe sent in care of some address in England,in order to hide the name and location 0'£the regiment, hence the address at the headof this letter.'"I have sent him the certificate desiredand assured him that when he returns to theUniversity he shall have a new course bookand diploma, both of which he certainlywill have richly earned."MARRIAGESThe marriage is announced of Julia V.Dodge, of the class of 1916, on September27, to John C. Garriott; Mr. and Mrs.Garriott are living at 5448 Cornell avenue.While in the University Miss Dodge was aUniversity aide and prominent in women'sathletics.Mr. and Mrs.' L. B. Miner announce themarriage of their daughter, Vesta Utolia,to Reno R. Reeve, J. D. '16, on Thursday,January 11, 1917, at Chicago.The marriage is announced of Miss GraceLouise Bolger to Norman Barker, '07, onWednesday, January 3, at Twin Falls,Idaho. Mr. and Mrs. Barker will be athome after March 15, at Filer, Idaho.BIRTHS\ Mr. and Mrs. Bonno Topper (MargaretN ehler, '15) announce the birth of a son,Reinhardt Bonno, on January 20, at Min­neapolis, Minnesota.B. H. Lunde, '12 and Mrs. Lunde an­nounce the birth of a first-class girl baby,Dorothea, 011 December 15, at Park Ridge,Illinois. -John F. Voigt, '96, and Mrs. Voigt an­nounce the birth of a son, John Frederick,Jr., on January 14. J. F., Sr., lives in BrypMawr Highlands and practices law at 72West Adams street.Victor. J. West, '05, and ·Mrs. West an­nounce the birth of a daughter, MarjorieStevens, on January 15. (Vic wanted thisprinted in large type, so he said, but whoknows what he would do if so encouraged?)THURSTON TEACHERS' AGENCYShort Contract. Guaranteed Service. Write for ourFree Booklet-How to Apply� 26th Year.E. R. NICHOLS, Mgr. 224 S. Mich. Ave. Chicago, III.DOCTORS OF PHILOSOPHY 175ASSOCIATION OF DOCTORS OFPHILOSOPHYArchie S. Merrill (Ph.D., 1916) is Assist­ant Professor of Mathematics in the Uni-versity of Montana..Olive C. Hazlett (Ph.D., 1915) 1S Instruc­tor in Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College.R. L. Moore (Ph.D., 190'5) has been. pro­moted to an Assistant Professorship ofMathematics in the University of Pennsyl-vania.. .W. L. Hart (Ph.D., 1916) -is BenjaminPeirce Instructor in Mathematics in Har­vard University. There are two such in­structorships in Mathematics at Harvardopen to young doctors, or instructors fromother institutions, giving opportunity forteaching combined with study and researchfor from. one to three years.W. V. Lovitt (Ph.D., 1914) has been pr?­moted to an Assistant Professorship mMathematics in Purdue University.- L. E. Dickinson (Ph.D., 1896) was electedPresident of the American MathematicalSociety at the annual meeting in New YorkCity during the Christmas holidays.Oswald Veblen (Ph.D., 190'3) was electedVice-President of the Mathematical As�o­dation of America at the annual meetingin New York City.H. E. Slaught (Ph.D., 1898) and W. H.Bussey (Ph.D., 190'4) were re-elected mem­bers of the Publication Committee of theAmerican Mathematical Monthly at theannual meeting of the Mathematical Asso­ciation.Theodore G. Soares (Ph.D., 1894) hasbeen appointed Chaplain of the University.Otis Caldwell (Ph.D., 1898) has been ap­pointed Director of the new Model Schoolto be established by the Rockefeller Foun­dation in New York City, with the rank ofProfessor of Education in Columbia U ni­versity.D. N. Lehmer (Ph.D., 1900) has just pub­lished a book on Projective Geometry' forcollege students of mathematics, which isespecially valuable for, those 'who are pre­paring to teach in secondary schools.R. P. Baker (Ph.D., 1910) has been pro­moted to an Assistant Professorship ofMathematics in the University of Iowa.He is an associate editor of the AmericanMathematical Monthly.- Mary 'E. Sinclair (Ph.D., 1908), AssociateProfessor of Mathematics in- Oberlin Col­lege, has returned t� her position after aTHE ALBERTTEACHERS'AGENCYEstablished 1885623 South Wabash AvenueCHICAGO ILLINOISWestern Offi'ce: SPOKANE, WASHINGTON year's leave of absence. Mary E. Wells(Ph.D., 1915), who occupied Miss Sinclair'sposition 'at Oberlin College last year, 1Snow instructor at Vassar College.Gillie Larew (Ph.D., 1916) has returnedto her position at Randolph - MaconWoman's College, from which institutionshe had a leave of absence for the purposeof study at the University of Chi�a.go. .A. R. Schweitzer (Ph.D., 1915) 1S doingprivate research work at his home in Chi­cago.E. D. Grant (Ph.D., 1916), who com­pleted his work for the Doctorate last sum­mer after an interruption of several yearsin his gra.duate study, is Associate Pro­fessor of Mathematics at the Michigan Col­lege of Mines. His doctorate brought himan agreeable surprise in the form of a sub­stantial increase in his salary.C. K. Dines (Ph.D., 1915) is Instructor inMathematics in Dartmouth College.J. O. Hassler (Ph.D., 1915) is Instructorin Mathematics in the Englewood HighSchool, Chicago..Archibald Henderson (Ph.D., 1915) 1SProfessor of Mathematics in the Universityof North Carolina.A. L. Nelson (Ph.D., 1915) is Instructorin Mathematics in the University of Michi-gan... .V. C. Poor (Ph.D., 1915) IS Instructor 111Mathematics in the University of Michigan.S. W. Reaves (Ph.D., 1915) is Professorof Mathematics in the University of Okla­homa. He had leave of absence while tak­ing- his last year of graduate work at theUniversity of Chicago.Harry N. Whitford (Ph.D., 1903) has re­cently been appointed Professor of .TropicalForestry, . Yale University.Reinhardt Theissen (Ph.D., 1907) is nowChemist and Microscopist for the U. S. Bu­reau of Mines, Pittsburgh, Pa,Reginald R. Gates (Ph.D., 1908), a Ca­nadian by birth, has gone to England tojoin in military service.-William S. Cooper (Ph.D., 1911) has re­cently been appointed Instructor i� PI�ntPhysiology and Ecology at the U niversrtyof Minnesota.Andrew H. Hutchinson (Ph.D., 1915) isnow Assistant Professor of Botany in theUniversity of British Columbia.C. H. Yeaton (Ph.D., 1915) is AssistantProfessor of Mathematics in NorthwesternUniversity.OUR BOOKLET"Teaching as a Business"with new chapters, suggestive letters,etc. Used as text in Schools of Edu­cation and Normal schools.FREE TO ANY ADDRESS176 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEMiss Sarah L. Doubt (Ph.D., 1915) hastaken a position as Instructor .of Biologyin the Winona Federated College, WinonaLake, Ind.Frank Earl Denny (Ph.D., 1916) is PlantPhysiologist for the U. S. Department ofAgriculture at their Citrus Fruits Labora­tories at Los Angeles, Cal.George H. Shun (Ph.D., 1-9,(4), Professorof Botany at Princeton University, waselected President of the American Societyof Naturalists at the New York meeting.Burton E. Livingston (Ph.D., 1901), Pro­fessor of Botany at Johns Hopkins Univer­sity, was elected Vice-President (presidingofficer) of the Botanical Section of theAmerican Association at the New Yorkmeeting.Rollin T. Chamberlin, '03, Ph.D. '07, hasbeen in Florida recently, but not at PalmBeach. The following is an official state­ment of what he did there:"At Vero, Florida, there have recentlybeen found, as reported in several scientificjournals, some fossil human bones closelyassociated in river-laid sands with the fossilbones of various animals now extinct inFlorida. These animals include,' amongothers, the Columbian elephant, bison, ta­pir, armadillo, large sloth, camel, and thesaber-toothed tiger. It is not well knownexactly how recently these animals lived inFlorida, but from the best evidence it seemslikely that the majority of them died out inthat region before the close of the Pleisto­cene of glacial period. Dr. E. H. Sellards,state geologist of Florida, who originallyreported the finding of the fossil humanbones, believes that their association in un­disturbed stratified deposits along with thebones of these extinct mammals of Pleisto­cene age demonstrates that man was livingin Florida during the glacial period. Inthis conclusion he is supported by Dr. o. P.Hay, of the Carnegie Institution of Wash­ington. These two authorities view the evi­dence from the paleontological point ofview."Dr. Rollin T. Chamberlin, assistant pro­fessor of geology in the University of Chi­cago, investigated the geological evidence inthe case 'and found decisive evidence that the bones of the extinct animals wer e firstdeposited in a formation adjacent to thestream and were later carried into it andredeposited by it, together with the humanbones, implements, and pottery, at a com­paratively recent date. This redeposit ofthe bones of the Pleistocene vertebratescompletely vitiates the Paleontologic argu­ment based upon the assumption that thehuman beings and the extinct animals livedtogether, died together, and left their bonesin the same stream sands. The more an­cient fossil 'bones of the extinct animals. were merely washed into the stream, whileman lived in the region and left his relicsalso. Dr. T. W. Vaughan, of the UnitedStates Geological Survey, concluded fromthe nearness of the relics to the surface thatthey were recent. To both these geologists,therefore, the human remains seem to be'relatively recent."Dr. George G. Mac Curdy, of Yale Uni­versity, and Dr. Ales Hrdlicka of the UnitedStates National Museum, viewing the skele­tons, pottery and implements from thestandpoint of archaeologists, arrived at theconclusion that these human relics do notindicate an age so remote as the glacialperiod. In this they agree with the geolo­gists."The full account of the original findingof the fossil human skeletons, and of theseparate investigations and conclusions ofthe different specialists who visited Veroin October to pass upon the evidence, isprinted as a symposium in the J anuary­February number of the Journal of Geologyfor 1917, published by The UniversityPress."The address of Professor Laughlin atthe annual meeting of the Association ofDoctors of Philosophy in connection withthe Quarter-Centennial celebration hasbeen reprinted and will soon be mailed toall members, together with the annual mid­winter letter from the Secretary. This let­ter will contain some suggestions for con­sideration which were presented in writingat the annual meeting in response to a re­quest which had been made by the Presi­dent of the Association.A ATJUO" TATer rM"rNT.. Our specialization in choice positions for su­I. Y I. Y � '-' I. Y I CJ I J:j I • perior instructors is bringing a surplus of callsfor strong candidates, with or without experience, capable <?f filling appo�ntments in all typesof positions encountered in the field of education. If qualified ask for list of va�ancles to befilled before SEPTEMBER 1, 1917 .. EDUCATORS AGENCY, INC.Y. M. C. A. Bldg., 19 South La Salle St., CHICAGOA. P. Goddard, Pres.THE LAW SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONTHE LAW SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONMiss jeanette Bates has been appointedone of- the Assistant Attorneys-General ofIllinois. She is said to be the second wo­man in the United' States to obtain sucha position.Newton Carson, who will receive the de­gree of J. D. in March, 1917, is with HenryC. Solomon, 418 Commerce building, Kan­sas City, Mo.Eugene R.. Cohn, '13, is associated withthe firm, Smith, Fake; Levinson and Hoff­man, 2,9 South La Salle street, Chicago.Calvin M. George, '13, and Roy M. Har­mon, '13, have formed a partnership un­der the name of Harmon and George withoffices at 140'9, 155 North Clark street, Chi­cago.Wesley. G. Henke, '16, was married toMiss i T'illie Graf at Charles City, la., thelatter part of December.Leo W. Hoffman, '10; is a member of thefirm, Smith, Fake, Levinson & Hoffman,with offices at 29 S. La Salle street.Charles L� Hyde, Jr., '16, is located atPierre, South Dakota.At present Secretary R. E. Schreiber isworking on a revision of the Directorywhich the Association will issue in the nearfuture. When the Directory has been pub­lished a copy will be mailed free to everyperson who is eligible for membership inthe Association. The Secretary-Treasurerdesires to obtain the present addresses ofthe following persons:Barron, Jacob BeilDuncan, William MasonFranklin; Charles BemanGehring, Frank AlexanderGreenberg, David 'Hamilton, Robert R.Harrison, SolomonHealion, William CorbettHicks, Thoinas ElbertHorner, Clare DuaineHurlburt, David GuyHsu� Showin WetsenJ ones, Franklin DanielLo, Pan HuiMcCulloch, Milan EllsworthMcDaniels, George NelsonMiller, Owen OrvilleMilner, Robert SidneyMoffatt, James StanleyMoore, John HowardO'Connor, Alfred Lee JosephOglesby,' TylerParker, Henry HolmesPeters, Lorin TillmanPrimm, - Clarence J.Sargent, Leroy DuaneSheets, Edwin SpencerSims, EarlStephens. Thomas CalvinStoner, Thurman WendellWhite, Paul AmosPlease send information direct to R. E. .Schreiber, 1620 Otis Building, Chicago. ,177ABOUT ADVERTISERSSubscriber's who are contemplatingmaking any large purchases, particularlyin outfitting homes or buildings, areurged to write to the advertising man­ager of the Alumni Magazine beforemaking their final decision. _ In manycases it will prove of mutual advantageto the Magazine and the purchasers: asthe Alumni office is gradually acquiringa considerable fund of information as towhere Chicago people may best beserved.I t will pay prospective housekeepers tovisit Tobey's every' now and then, just toget a general idea of what they will wantwhen their dreams become realities. Classof 1914� please note.Alumni will do well to continue patroniz­ing McAdams as they did in their under­graduate days, particularly in buying bou­quets for the Prom. Mr. LaGrotta has for'years made a special point of doing his bestfor University buyers.The Chicago Collegiate Bureau of Occu­pation has issued . a report, of its _work,which may be had upon application to themanager, Miss Bennett. The bureau is, making a special attempt to meet a special­ized demand with specialized workers, andto fit the person technically and' personallyfor the position in hand. I t representsabout as efficient a piece of employmentwork as is being done in connection withcollege women anywhere.Mr. Puhl of the c., B. & Q. informs usthat the Burlington has just handled a ship­ment of over half a million pounds of silk,valued at $3,000,000. This will probablyinterest our readers in view of the fact thatduring the past month the Burlington alsohandled a shipment of one Alumni secre­tary to and from St. Paul.Rollin Harger, '1914, has recently beenmade advertising manager of the SaxonMotor Car Corporation, Detroit.TYPEWRITERS $10. UP178 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEAthleticsBasketball.-The conference games so farplayed have resulted as follow.s:Jan. 5-Chicago 22, Iowa 15.Jan. 5-Chicago 12, Purdue 14.Jan. 5-Chicago 10, Illinois 20.jan. 5-Chicago 27, Northwestern 14.Jan. 25-Chicago 21, Wisconsin 13.The team has done all and more than allthat was expected of it. Iowa and N orth­western were easily beaten; Purdue shouldhave been, the spectators thought. Chi­cago led 10-7 at the end of the first half,but in the second half scored only onebasket out of at least fifteen shots fromwithin ten feet, nobody seeming able tolocate the net. Illinois on her home floorwas too strong, as had been expected. Thevictory over Wisconsin was by most en':'tirely unlooked for. Wisconsin had notlost a game on her home floor in' fouryears, and the week before had beaten Illi­nois with ease. With thirteen minutes toplay, Chicago was behind, 13-8. Townley,who had a bad knee, was then taken outand Bondy substituted, and in the remain­ing time Chicago scored six field basketsand a free throw, and kept Wisconsin fromscoring. It was probably the most furiousdrive any Chicago basketball team hasshown for years.The chapter of accidents, physical andintellectual, has been amazing. To beginwith, Schafer, Norgren and Roddy turnedup ineligible, and the loss of Schafer atleast was very heavy. Fluegel and C. Clarkwere out with appendicitis operations.Capt. Townley developed a light case ofwater on the knee, and Rothermel has beenplaying the whole month with a hand soswollen it would put most people out ofbusiness. The prospects for February looka bit brighter, as Townley is recoveringrapidly, Clark is back in the game, andNorgren is expected to pass off his condi­tion. Fluegel has followed appendicitiswith scarlet fever, and at this writing isvery sick. Of the men able to play, Town­ley, while in, and Rothermel in spite of hishandicap have done the best guarding oftheir lives. Rothermel's work against Pur­due was constantly spectacular. Gorgas hasproved a hundred per cent better than wasexpected, both on offense and defense.Two hundred pounds is a lot to carryaround a basketball floor for forty minutes,but he has kept up th e pace wonderfully.The way he handled Smith of Purdue,touted as one of the stars of the sea­son, was beautiful to see. Against N orth­western he scored five baskets, and againstWisconsin four. Bent, at forward, hasalso gone away ahead of expectations. He has played himself to a standstill in everygame, yet never been forced to leave, ex­cept in the Purdue game, when four per­sonal fouls sent him out. He got fivebaskets against North western, three againstIowa and three against Wisconsin. Parkeralone has not done as well as was lookedfor. There never was a more willing playerthan Parker, never anybody harder to putout of play by direct opposition, but hecan be lured. Moreover, his eye for thebasket is unreliable. He was used only inthe last half-minute against Wisconsin.Bondy, when he has been used, which hasbeen for a few minutes in every game, mostof the last half against Wisconsin, andthroughout the Northwestern game, hasshown excellently. Clark got in two beau­tiful long shots against Wisconsin. Theteam work, in spite of broken .practice, hasbeen better than last year, the dribbling andfloor work generally has also been better,and on the whole most people think thisa better team.At the outset of the season the cham­pionship was supposed to lie between Illi­nois and Wisconsin. So far, however, Min­nesota has beaten both, the only two gamesshe has played, and looks to have at leastas good chance as any to finish on top.Purdue also has done well. The confer­ence standing on January 26, was as fol­lows:Won Lost Pet.Minnesota ........... 3 0 1000Purdue .............. 3 1 .750Illinois .............. 4 2 .667Indiana .............. 2 1 .667Chicago ............. 3 2 .60.0Wisconsin ........... 3 2 .600Northwestern ........ 1 4 .200Ohio ................ a 2 .000Iowa ................ 0 5 .000The first annual University of ChicagoInvitation BasketbaU Interscholastic willbe held either March '9 and 10' or March 16and 17 in Bartlett Gymnasium. The six­teen leading teams from Illinois, Iowa, I n­diana, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsinwill be invited to compete, with the westernprep championship at stake.The tournament will supplement the an­nual Interscholastic track meet and it isdesigned to acquaint the high school basket­ball players, who are, as a rule, also mem­bers of their football teams, with the U ni­versity of Chicago. The visiting teams willbe quartered in the fraternity houses andwill be given as much Chicago spirit ascan be crowded into the forty-eight hoursthey will be the guests of the University.ATHLETICSThe first round in the tournament will bebegun at 9 a: m., March 9 (or 17), and w!llcontinue nn til 12 noon, when luncheon willbe served in Hutchinson. At this time it isplanned to have speeches by Coaches Staggand Page and by an alumnus. At the con­clusion of the first day's play four teamswill be left. The first round in the semi­final Friday night will leave four teams whowill play Saturday afternoon. The cham­pionship game Saturday night wil l be pre­ceded by the contest between the losers inthe afternoon play, who will fight it out forthe third and fourth place prizes.Alumni residing in the states included inthe tournament have been requested byCoach Page and Chairman B. E. Newman,'17. to report any leading team in their lo­cality and to lend their influence with theschool authorities should that team be in­vited to compete. All communicationsshould be addressed to either of the above,at Bartlett gymnasium.Track.-The only meet so far held hasbeen that of the Second Regiment, on I anu­ary 26, in which a large number of themen in training participated. Curtis, '19,won the 440, with 20 yards handicap; Ryan,'20, was fourth. Higgins ran away with theshot-put, doing 42 feet 4 inches, about threeTenney, '19, Cross-Country Captain 179feet more than had been expected. Har­old Clark, '18, was second by a yard inthe half-mile to Eby of Pennsylvania, whomatriculated at Chicago last year, but couldnot keep up in his studies. Clark's timewas 2 :02. I efferson ( Law) won the five­mile, with Angier, '18, third; Powers, '17,was fourth in the two-mile (100 yardshandicap). In the four-mile relay Chicagobeat Purdue by forty yards in 18 :34, anaverage of 4:380 for each man-very fast,considering the track. Tenney, '19, ran inapproximately 4 :30. In the feature race ofthe night, the invitation 440, Dismond wonby ten yards, Roy Campbell, '15, third, andI. E. (Ted) Meredith, fourth. Dismondran a beautiful quarter, but Meredith wasvery plainly not in condition.The outlook for the season is unchanged,except that Pershing has left college andKimball is ineligible, which seriously af­fects the chances in the dash and the shot­put, and the middle and long distance menare improving more rapidly than was ex­pected. Never in her history has Chicagohad anything like her present collection ofmilers and two-milers, Otis, '19, Tenney,'18, and Snyder, '18, are all men who shouldbeat 4 :25 in the mile, or 9 :30 in the two­mile outdoors. and Angier, '18, Powers, '17,Swett, '18, and lones, '19, are all goodenough to win many points in dual meets.The indoor schedule is:Feb. 3-Chicago at Purdue.Feb. 10-0hio State at Chicago.March 2-3-Indoor Relays at Illinois.March 16-Chicago at Northwestern.March 23c24-Indoor Conference atEvanston.Leroy Campbell, '15, now in the lawschool, in I anuary, broke the Bartlett rec­ord in the half-mile, running it in 2:01%.The previous mark was 2 :03%. .The sameday he ran the two-mile in 10:04')/s. C. L.I efferson, also in the law school, the nextday cut more than thirteen seconds fromthe two-mile record, doing the distance in9 :51%. Both Campbell and I efferson are,of course, ineligible for intercollegiate com­petition.Frank Pershing, '18, captain-elect of thefootball team, has been forced by illness toleave college for the winter quarter. Anoperation on his tonsils was found neces­sary. His loss in indoor track work willbe seriously felt, as he was the mainstay ofthe team in both the dash and the hurdles.Lee Maxwell, '03, now advertising man­ager of the American Magazine, won theannual tournament of the AdvertisingMen's Golf League at Pinehurst on Ianuary26, beating Grantland Rice 8 up and 7 toplay. Rice is an old Vanderbilt footballman, and Lee played for Chicago. Thismay be an omen for next fall, when Chi­cago and Vanderbilt meet on Stagg Field.180 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEThe Convenient Book StoreThis is our constant endeavor:-to have all the books that are worth while; classified and grouped.for easy selection-to give intelligent, pains-taking service by salespeople who knowbooks and their authors-to so direct our efforts that each transaction can be completedquickly and without trouble or discomfort.All books are on the first floor; just insidethe Wabash Avenue entrance - the mostconveniently located book store in Chicago.CARSON PIRIE SCOTT & CO.".Bu t It· .... lnSuy e dority�t'For wear in the warmer climates we havereceived the newest impressions in men'ssport shoes.The models represent smart, exclusive de­signs of unusual distinctiveness.FRENCH, ,SHRINER & URNER106 S. Michigan Avenue 15 S. Dearborn StreetTHE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE 181E. 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These spell vibration and con­sequent well:r on the motor and parts.With a six-cylinder motor, however, oneexplosion merges smoothly into the next,and this vibrationless power-flow gives riseto several important advantages.I t practically eliminates wear on the motorand parts. gives longer life to the motor,enables higher maximum speed and lowerminimum speed, and produces nearly ab­solute operative quietness.And best of all it adds perceptibly to theperformance of the car-in pick-up-inhigh-gear work and in pulling power.Saxon "Six" is $865 f. o. b. Detroit.(80\1)SAXON MOTOR - CAR CORPORATION, DETROIT184 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINECORRECTEvening ClothesThere IS an intangible something aboutevening clothes. 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