tEbt llntbtr�it!' of tbicago JRaga;intEditor, JAMES W. LINN, '97. ;,Business Manager, JOHN F. MOULDs, '07.Advertising Manager} ADOLPH G. PIERROT, '07.Assistant Editor} JAMES C. HEMPHILL, '19.The Magazine is published monthly from November to July, inclusive, by The Alumni Council of TheUniversity of Chicago, 58th St. and Ellis Av'e., Chicago, Ill. n The subscription price is $1.50 per year;the price of single copies is 20 cents. � Postage is prepaid by the publishers on all orders from the UnitedStates, Mexico, Cuba, P�to Rico, Panama Canal Zone,. 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The. publishers expect to supply missing numbers free only when they have been lost in transit.All correspondence should be addressed' to The Al umni Council, Box 9, Faculty Exchange, The Univer­sity of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.\ Entered as second-class matter December 10, 1914, at the Postoffice at Chicago, Illinois, under the Act ofMarch 3, 1879.VOL. X. CONTENTS FOR DECEMBER, 1917 No.2To ALUMNI IN SERVICE.Two SONNETS, by A. G. Pierrot, '07, and Rudolph Altrocchi.FRONTISPIECE: Sketches by Leroy Baldridge, '11, in France.EVENTS AND DISCUSSION.......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55ALUivrNI COMMISSIONED AT FORT SHERIDAN 58IN THE AMERICAN FIELD SERVICE, by William Gemmill, '19 '. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 59LAYING A CORNERSTONE AT PEKING, by Nat Pfeffer, '11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 61WAR SERVICE OF THE UNIVERSITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. " 63ON THE QUADRANGLES, by Bartlett Cormack, '20 64THE UNIVERSITY RECORD � . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 66LETTERS FROM PROFESSOR STARR, by J. V. Nash, '16 . , 68SOME PERSONAL I�ETTERS � . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 71,.!ALUMNI AFFAIRS � " . ; 74ALUMNI NEWS � � , r •••••••••••••••••••••• 75A REVIEW OF THE FOOTBALL SEASON, by Stanley Roth, '18 78The Alumni Council of the University ofChicagoChairman, SCOTT BROWN,Secretory-Treasurer, JOHN FRYER MOULDS.rHE COUNCIL for 1917-18 is composed of the following delegates:From the College Alumni Association, MISS SHIRLEY FARR, RUTH PROSSER, JOHNFRYER MOULDS, ALBERT W. SHERER, ALICE � GREENACRE, HAROLD H. SWIFT, RUDYMATTHEWS, FRANK McNAiR, GRACE COULTER, HENRY SULCER, SCOTT BROWN, LAW­RENCE WHITING, JOHN P. MENTZER, WILLIAM H. LYMAN, HARVEY HARRIS.From the Association of Doctors of Philosophy, HERBERT E. SLAUGHT, EDGAR J. GOODSPEED,MRS. HANNAH CLARK POWELL.From the pivinity Alumni Association, WALTER RUNYAN, EDGAR J. GooDSPEED, WARREN-P. BEHAN.From the Law School Alumni Association, ALICE GREENACRE, JOSE W. HOOVER, WM. P.MACCRACKEN.From the Chicago Alumni Club, HOWELL MURRAY, ARTHUR GoES, D. W. FERGUSON.From the Chicago Alumnae Club, MRS. MARTHA LANDERS THOMPSON, DORQTHY EDWARDS,MRS. HAZEL KELLY MANVILLE.From the University, JAMES R. ANGELL. -Alumni Association Represented in the Alumni Council:rHE COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONPresident, SCOTT BROWN, 208 S. La Salle St.Secretary, JOHN F. MOULDS, University of Chicago.ASSOCIATioN OF DOCTORS OF PHILOSOPHYPresident, EDGAR J. GOODSPEED, University of Chicago.Secretary, HERBERT E. S�AUGHT, University of Chicago.DIVINITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONPresident, JOHN L. JACKSON, First Baptist Church, Bloomington, Ill.Secretary, WALTER L. RUNYAN, 5742 Maryland Ave.LA W SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONPresident, HuGO M. FRIEND, 137 S. La Salle St.Secretary, 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. In the LawAssociation the dues, including subscription to the Magazine, are $2.00 per year.CHICAGO WAR RECORDSConfident that you can appreciate the great importance to .theUniversity of Chicago and its alumni of obtaining a complete recordof our loyal war service, we ask you to fill out this blank with thenames of Chicago graduates and former students you know to be inany form of the national service. The suddenness of the war situa­tion has resulted in great difficulty in obtaining complete informationalong this line. Consequently we are relying much on your assist­ance, through this blank form, for obtaining information which wemight be able to obtain in no other possible way.W e trust to your firm in terest in the welfare of our Alma Materand her eagerness to obtain a complete and accurate record of theservice her sons and daughters have rendered to our country in thiscrisis. PLEASE FILL OUT.1. Name .;................................ Class .-, Service and R�nk �Service Address .=III��literacI�L 2. Name Class .[ ................................................ ; .Person who will always know that address ............................................... ' ...Service and Rank .Service Address .Person who will always know that address .3. Name 0.................... Class -.Service and Rank., · .. · .Service Address ; � .Person who will always know that address '0 •Return to the Alumni Office, University of Chicago.Baldridge In FranceBefore the Hussars had swapped theirlances for entrenching tools and whenearthworks were still piles of mud in aturnip field, Cyrus Le Roy Baldridge, '11,was in Belgium dodging shrapnel andsketching the Big War for diversion.Before the first American troops landedin France Baldridge was driving a muni­tion truck along the Somme. He is stillthe r ewhere thetrouble ist h i ckest,and he iss til I" d r a w­ing" thewar.WhenRoy cameback fromhis firsttrip tothe front,he left Scribner's, Collier's and other national pub­lications, know.Then America sounded "assembly" andRoy answered the call again.His experience had taught him a heartycontempt for the business of killing, but hadnot affected his sense of duty, and he wentwhere the instant need was greatest. Be­fore he left he had a talk with aNew Yorkeditor on the subject of news pictures, andthe resultis that heis now" d r a w­ing" thewar oncemore, thistime for-3 L e s 1 ie'sWeekly.Downher ew her ethey havebeen sort­in g overpic turesthat havebee ncoming ins t e adily( forabout fif-ty years)- sketch­es of theZ 0 u avescharge atGettys­burg, forinstance,Christy'sdrawingsof Fun­s ton' toKansasDevils in a Cuban Jungle, and. many othersbefore and since-they call Roy the Fred­eric Remington of the present war. If hecan continue to escape the circumvent HerrHindenburg and the censor, we believe thatthere can be no "peace without victory"for him. H. R. B., '11.m 0 s tof hiss ketchesand manyof the il­lusionsabout theg lory ofbattles 0 m e -w her ebetweenthe frontand theh e a d -qua rtersof the in­v a dingarm y;and hereached home just about in time to fall inwith his troop and report for duty on theMexican border. When he got his dis­charge from the National Guard he cameto New York with still less illusions aboutthe romance of war and a determination tofollow the arts of peace, with an accenton "arts." He was successful, as you whohave happened to run across his work in [Sketches reproduced by courtesy of fesUe's Weekly.]The University of ChicagoMagazineVOLUME X No.2.DECEMBER, 1917Events and .DiscussionRevised figures of the registration forthe Autumn Quarter are: In the GraduateSchool of Arts andAttendance Literature, 72 menand 154 women, atotal of 326; and in the Ogden GraduateSchool of Science, 169 men and 72 women,a total of 241; total in the Graduate Schools,567. In the Senior and Junior Colleges ofArts, Literature, and Science, including theUnclassified students, there are 1,005 menand 904 women, a total of 1,909� In theProfessional Schools there are 163 Divinitystudents, 197 Medical students, 153 Lawstudents, 309 students of Education, and225 students of Commerce and Administra­tion, a total of 1,048. The total attendancefor the University, exclusive of duplications,is 1,742 men and 1,535 women, making agrand total of 3,277, a loss of between 10and 11 per cent, as compared with thecorresponding quarter a year ago.There are now enrolled in the ReserveOfficers' Training Corps 171 students, or­ganized as a battalionof three companies.They are d rill i n gthree times a week,Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from3 :30 to 5 :00. The students are also receivingsome instruction in gallery practice, prepar­atory to actual range work, and some littleinstruction in semaphore and signaling. Theolder students are at the present time com­pleting the study of Infantry Drill Regu­lations and most of them are taking- aspecial course in Quartermaster and Ord­nance Supply work in the School of Com­merce and Administration at- this institution.Students of the Reserve Officers' TrainingUndergraduateMilitary Training Corps are also drilling, five times a week,the class in Quartermaster and OrdnanceSupply, who were under Director Marshallun til he was called to Washington. Theyare also drilling and instructipg from 7 :30to 9 :30 each night a class of some twohundred or more men, composed of draftedmen or those who expect to be shortlydrafted, for the purpose of giving these mensome little preliminary instruction prior tobeing called into government service. 'Inthe absence of Dean Marshall" Dean Linnhas been made chairman of the Committee011: Military Training.The Undergraduate Committee in chargeof the Settlement dance issues the followingappeal to Alumni:The Settle- The eleventh an-ment Dance nual settlement dancewill be given in Bart­lett gymnasium Saturday, December 8. Allthe proceeds will be placed in the handsof University settlement officers, to bespent in aiding people who are dependenton charity. The custom of holding thisdance was begun eleven years ago by Mrs.L. A. Walton, and the results were sobeneficial that it has become a traditionin the University. Every year the receiptshave amounted to $1,000 or more, whichsum was regarded as our allotment innormal times.The unsettled condition of our countryis making the demands for charity moreinsistent than even before. Money for­merly used for social aid has been divertedto satisfy war's demands, Yet the settle­ment people are facing terrible exposure tocold and hunger. Many families are with­out support,· due to the drafting of the56 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEolder male members. The children arebeing neglected by the mothers, who havebeen forced to leave their homes and workin the shops. These conditions necessitategreater contributions.Although the Alumni have always sup­ported this dance, it is necessary that theyrespond far more liberally than ever before.The student body, weakened by a loss of15 per cent of its members, cannot meetthe greater demand for money. Those whohave graduated appreciate the handicapwhich prevents the undergraduates fromsupplying the deficit. Help us give thenecessary aid to the settlement. No doubtyou have supplied money for the presentneeds of war; but we must safeguard the'generation which must reconstruct all insti­tutions destroyed during this war. Giveand open the possibilities for a greaternation.In certain Chicago newspapers the planwas suggested, early in November, thatChicago and Michi­gan play a post-sea­son game on Decem­ber 1 on Stagg Field,the entire proceeds to go either to Y. M.C. A. war work or to the athletic equipmentfunds of Camp Grant at Rockford and CampCuster at Battle Creek. The Board ofPhysical Culture and Athletics voted favor­ably on the proposition, provided the Mich­igan authorities .desired such a game and­the Conference permitted it. The matterwas then, by regulation, laid before a.meeting of the faculty on November 7, andat that meeting the recommendation of theBoard of Physical Culture and Athleticswas voted down. Meanwhile a mail votewas in progress of the Conference col1egeson the general question of having any post­season games among Conference colleges.The following week the result of that votewas announced as in the negative. Evenif, therefore, the Chicago faculty had agreedto the game it could not have been held.The objections to the game were, in brief,that the players could not, being so smalla squad, stand such a heavy schedule; thatpost-season games had been for years con­sidered undesirable in many ways, and thatthe change in general conditions did notjustify any change in settled policy, becauseThe Chicago­Michigan Game the money could be raised in another way,viz.: by a game on the same day and fieldbetween Camp Custer and Camp Grant.Unfortunately the meeting which decidedthe matter was very small, only twenty-twobeing present at most, and fewer when thefinal vote was taken. There can, however,be little doubt that the action representsthe view of the faculty at large, and thevote of the Conference shows that the ma­jority of other Conference faculties agree.The alumni in Chicago, so far as theyhave expressed themselves, dissent fromthis view. At the meeting of the ChicagoAlumni Club on November 10, though novote was taken, the matter having been atthat time already decided, the sentimentin favor of the game was apparently unani­mous. The following telegram, which was. read to the meeting, was uproariously ap­plauded:What is the matter with our allegedfaculties of arts and science? Of whatavail are arts and science anyway if wehave lost our faculties of clear thinkingand common sense? If present situationdoes not' justify Chicago-Michigan gamenothing ever will, nor can. intercollegiateathletics ever be justified. Why fiddle be­hind .colleg e precedents when Rome mayeven burn. again? Can't you get Red Crossor Navy League to request University toplay the game?George B. Robinson, '05.At this distance \of time, however, itlooks as if the faculty showed good judg­ment. TMe squad by November 25 wasabsolutely riddled. Cochran, Bondzinski,and MacDonald, line men, arid Higgins andHutchinson, 'behind the line, were sick orout of commission, and the strain of abso­lutely constant play had told very heavilyon all the rest. And still more definitely,if Chicago had agreed to play, it musthave receded from its position when theConference vote became known. More­over, though the fina'ncial outcome of CampGrant-Camp Custer game cannot be pre­dicted at this writing, it is likely that itwill be equal to anything a Chicago-Michi­gan game could have produced, Next sea­son, if there is any football (there will beif any men are left to play it), Chicago andMichigan will undoubtedly meet. Till then,Hail, Michigan, old friend and rival; weknow you, respect you, and hope some dayto entertain you.EVENTS AND DISCUSSIONThe following editorial appeared in thenews columns of the Daily Moroow onSaturday, November24, before the Wis­consin game. I t istoo good not toThe MaroonOn Footballrepeat:Captain Brelos and Bondzinski are defi­nitely due to perform in their last gamethis afternoon. I t is hardly calling toostrenuously upon the imagination to statethat everyone of the other men in thecontest this afternoon will also be playing �his. last game of football for a long while.It is a grim thought, this-something thatwill probably eat into the chests and throatsof the rooters deeper than anything hasever eaten in the past. These men will befighting their last football game in all prob­ability-not their last battle. That meansChicago and Wisconsin alike, for patriotismhas no local residence.It is a grim thought, too, but a morethrilling one, that those men who will grittheir teeth and fight for victory today willhave as an essential part of their equipmentthe driving spirit, the tremendous, cleanenergy which have made other footballplayers from everywhere in the countrygreater players in the great, terrible gamein which they are now participating.After all, in the present swirl of circum­stances, it matters little who wins today.We hope for and will root for Chicagoto win. But the major consideration isdeeper. It makes the contest this after­noon an exhibition of discipline which hasproved its enormous . value already. Itmakes it a subject of serious wonder andof grave hope concerning the future con­tests of football men. ;"Chicago, We're True to You," by' J.Beach Cragun, now director of the Uni­versity Band and Or­chestra, has bee nmade ready for repro-duction on a Victorrecord (on sale December 1). On the otherside of the record is the University ofIllinois "Loyalty March." Fifty-fifty; pitythe record wasn't ready for the game. Bothselections are rendered by military bands.Try This OnYour Victrola1Iajor John S. Grisard (U. S. A. retired)now professor of Military Science and Tac­tics at the Universityis a graduate of Cin­cinnati, Ohio, publicschools, '83; graduateof U. S. Military Academy, West Point,MajorGrisard. 571888; was professor of Military Scienceand Tactics, Maryland Agricultural Col­lege, 1891-'95; served in Cuba, Spanish­American War as Adjutant, 7th U. S. In­fantry; was wounded at battle of El Caney;served' on recruiting and regimental staffduty until January, 1904, and then retired,while serving in the Philippine Islands, asa Major in the Judge Advocate's Depart­ment; served in Cuba 1906-'07 with Armyof Cuban Pacification; graduate M. D. Uni­versity of Cincinnati, 1911; was assignedto active duty, University of Chicago, Pro­fessor of Military Science and Tactics, Aug ..ust 25th, 1917, by War Department order.Does the subj ect of advertising distressthe alumnus in war-time? Listen: Withoutadvertising the Maga-About zine could hot meetAdvertising its bills. A greatmany people havesuggested that the subscription price beraised to two dollars, in view of the tre­mendous increase in the cost of issuing andthe added fact that we are 'sending it toall men in actual fighting service free (whichmeans to a pretty large percentage of ourformer subscribers). At present we shan'traise the price. We shall ask you, instead,to note:(a) The class of our subscribers is veryhigh. They are a buying lot; particularlybooks. We mean to convince publishersof this, and get more of their advertising.(b) The number of our own alumni whoadvertise is considerable, but it must beincreased. There is not Cl: single alumnimagazine in the East, and there are fewin the West, which do not publish theannouncement-cards of its group, in law,bonds, insurance, and so on. We are pub­lishing in this issue for the first time sucha group of announcements. Naturally,unless you co-operate, they won't be worththe paper they are printed on (which costsa good deal, at that l) This is no "businessas usual" cry; but it is an invitation toChicago men and women to co-operate withChicago men and women for the good of all.58 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEAlumni Commissioned at Second CampFort SheridanThe following forty-nine former members of the University received commissions at thesecond training camp at Fort Sheridan. If the list is not complete, the Magazine should benotified immediately.CaptainsHenry Gordon Gale, '96; Ph. D. '99, Professor of Physics and Dean in the Colleges(Infantry) .Charles F. Glore, ex '10 (Infantry).First LieutenantsWilliam C. Bickle, '13 (Infantry).John B. Boyle, '13; J. D. '14 (Infantry).John W. Breathed, '15 (Infantry).Paul R. Des jardien, '15 (Infantry)., Alanson Follansbee, ex '97 (Infantry).Paul E. Gardner, '13 (Infantry).Laureston W. Gray, '15 (Infantry).Edward B. Hall, Jr., '12 (Infantry).Victor H. Halling, ex (Infantry).Paul V. Harper, '08; J. D. '13 (Artillery).Harvey L. Harris, '14 (Artillery).Robert S. Barris, '09 (Infantry).Andrew E. Harvey, Instructor in History(Infantry). I•William S. Hefferan, Jr., '13; J. D. '16 (In-fantry) .Matson B. Hill, ex '02 (Infantry).William M. Hunt, ex '06 (Infantry).Robert E. Hunter, ex '10 (Artillery).Earle Knight, ex '16 (Artillery).Robert McConnell, '16 (Tnfanty).Donald S. McWilliams, '01, (Infantry).Roy F. Munger, ex '19 (Infantry).James O. Murdoch, �16 (Artillery).Cola G. Parker, '11; J. D. '12_ (Infantry).Francis F. Patton, ex '07 (Infantry). William R. Peacock, '09; J. D. '11 (Artil-lery).Robert S. Platt, ex '15 (Infantry),George J. Read, '12 (Infantry).Clark G. Sauer, '13 (Infantry).Donald S. Stophlet, '12 (Artillery).David Wiedemann, Jr., '17 (Artillery).S econd LieutenantsFrank R. Adams, ex '04 (Artillery).Douglas P. Ball, '15 (Infantry).Daniel W. Ferguson, '09 (Artillery).C. L. Gilruth, ex '15 (Infantry).Thomas A. Goodwin, '16 (Infantry).H. N. Ingwerson, ex '17 (Infantry).James D. Lightbody, '12 (Artillery).Harry D. Kitson, Ph. D. '15 (Artillery).Warren A. McCracken, ex '10 (Artillery).John W. MacNeish, '11 (Artillery).Rudy D. Matthews, '14 (Artillery).Robert V. Merrill, ex '14 (Infantry).Theodore C. Pease, '07, Ph. D., '12 (In-fantry) .Lewis A. Smith, '11 (Signal Corps).Carl Stickler, ex (Artillery).Alfred E. Stokes, ex '11 (Infantry).Ralph W. Stansbury, '14 (Artillery).Among the men many were prominent in college activities. Gale is among the best knownof all Chicago alumni. He, with thirteen others in this list, wore the "c." Glore, the othercaptain, was in college only a few months, but has become one of the leading bond men of thecity. Both he and Gale are members of Delta Kappa Epsilon. Paul Harper is the second sonof former President Harper. Frank Adams, a well known playwright, was the first Abbot ofthe Blackfriars. Jimmy Lightbody was one of the best distance runners who ever wore theMaroon; for some years he held the Conference record in both the mile and the half.: DanFerguson was president of the Chicag� Alumni Club. Rudy Matthews was the cheer-leaderpar excellence-nobody else, except Bill MacCracken, ever approached him. Johnny Boyle,Johnny Breathed, Paul Des Jardien, "Skee" Sauer, Bob McConnell, Bob Harris, Harvey Harris,Dolly Gray, are athletes of simply horrible renown; Paul Gardner was Conference championin tennis; Robert Merrill was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford, and fencing champion of theConference.Delta Kappa Epsilon carries away the bell; having nine men in the list; Delta Tau Deltahas seven; Delta Upsilon four, Psi__JJpsiIQn' three, Beta Theta Pi two.and most of the otherfraternities one each. Besides Gale, Harvey, Kitson, and Platt were on the instructorial force.ALUMNI COMMISSIONED 59In the American Field ServiceAmbulance driving on the western frontis not the easy-going, safe life that so manypeople in America think it. In the casualtylists of the allied armies the names ofambulance drivers appear almost as fre­quently as the names of infantry soldiers.The motors work from the second linetrenches back to the field hospital, whichis usually situated four or five miles behindthe lines', the first point behind the firingline that is comparatively safe from shellfire.The American Field Service was an or­ganiza tion of' Americans who, enlisted asFrench privates, drove ambulances carryingthe wounded soldiers from the front to aplace of safety. Very recently it has beentransferred to the American army, but priorto that time it had over three thousandAmerican boys serving with the Frencharmy.I had the good fortune of being placedin Section 65, which was made up of fortymen from the University of Illinois andChicago. There were four of us from theUniversity of Chicago, Robert Redfield,David Annan, Norman Smith and myself.After spending a week at a training campon the Marne River, the section was givenits cars, and we started for the front. Wewere given twenty Berliet machines forambulance work and one truck which servedas a traveling machine shop. Two menwere placed on each car, one as the driverand the other as a mechanical helper.We learned that our sector was to bealong the Aisne River, on the Chemin desDames front. We were all quite anxiousto get to our post and to commence ourwork. We were several days in reachingour destination, but we finally arrived atour permanent cantonment in a small townabout three miles behind the trenches. Herewe were billeted iri a small stone housewhich had had the wall partially blownaway by a shell. The first two days wespent in cleaning up our quarters, makingthem comfortable for a summer's stay.Then we were told what our work wasto be. Two cars were to be stationed atthe infantry post, which was in the trenches,and four cars were to- be stationed at the field hospital to relay the wounded backto the base hospital as they were broughtin by the two cars at the post. The timeon duty was to be forty-eight hours, afterwhich we were allowed forty-eight hoursrest before being ordered up to the postagain. The car which I was driving, whichwas No. 2 in the squad" was ordered up tothe infantry post for its first forty-eighthour duty.At 3 :30 in the morning my partner onthe car, Robert Myers, woke me up andtold me that we must get started, since webegan duty at 4 at the post. We got upand had our breakfast, which consisted ofone cup of hot coffee, and started out forour post of duty. We had with us a mapwhich gave us our route. It directed usacross the Aisne River through a smallvalley and along a straight stretch of roadto the trenches; The last mile of road wasmarked with a heavy red line and the writ­ing, "Unavoidable Road Under Heavy ShellFire." We knew nothing about shell fire,so we kept straight ahead, little knowingwhat we were getting into. Before weknew it we were on the unavoidable road.To our right we could see the trencheson a huge hill. Even though it was earlymorning a few shells began to screechover, landing on and near the road, andwe learned that Fritz was "strafing" us.Naturally we were both badly frightened,such a fright as I had never before experi­enced. As one shell landed uncomfortablyclose to the car Bob, who had been sittinglike a sphinx, turned to me, and in a hoarsewhisper said, "All right, now's the time togo fast; step on her." I was never soscared in my life, but I couldn't help laugh­ing at him. He was sitting on the edgeof his seat pumping oil as though he wasmaking the car travel faster. His face waswhite and his eyes seemed to jump _ rightout of their sockets. His steel helmet wastipped over on the side of his head likesome country town sport, and, incidentally,it was on the side that the trenches were on.I probably looked worse than he did, butluckily I couldn't see myself. That milestretch seemed to be fifty miles to us aswe sped along it. We had been told to60 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINElook for a ruined town on our left witha road turning into it, where we would findour dug-out. However, we were both sobadly frightened we couldn't see the townor anything else that looked like a stoppingplace. We passed a sign which said "ToCerny 2 Kilometres." .We couldn't findCerny on our map, but, thinking it was ourtown, we set out for Cerny at top speed.We soon found out that Cerny was a townin 'German possession, way behind theirlines; so we never reached it. A French­man came rushing out in the road andwildly shouted some French at us. Wecouldn't understand what he said, but wepretended that he said to go back. Sowe backed up at top speed and finallyreached our dug-out.It was a cave situated along.a communi­cation trench whi�h led up to the first lines.I t waS 'huge and extended sixty feet under. ground. There were three stories to thedug-out. On the first were many reservesoldiers and stretcher-bearers, waiting to becalled out. On the second floor were thedoctors' quarters and a small operatingroom, where the wounded were given theirfirst dressing, a mere wrapping of bandagesto prevent death through bleeding. On thethird or bottom floor, which seemed be thefarthest away from the shells that werelanding overhead, we stayed, waiting fora call.A call would come when there was a loadof wounded to be carried back to the hos­pital. A load consisted of from five totwelve men. Our ambulances could carrysix "couchees," men who were obliged tolie on stretchers, or twelve "assis," menwho could sit up. After our first trip overthe open road we learned that there was �no use in getting excited. A shell wouldeither land in our car or it wouldn't; sowe just trusted to luck and drove ahead.During ordinary times a day's work wouldbe five or six trips with wounded men.During an attack, of course, there wouldbe more work, and at one time in July every car in the section "rolled" for seventy­two hours without a rest.There were wounded of all classes; mosthad been hit by shell splinters. The jaggedpieces of exploded shells rip the body intoshreds wherever they enter. These mensuffer terribly, and it was very trying to beforced to drive at full speed over a roughroad when the cries of pain from the rearof the car were continually calling to goslower. The rifle and machine gun woundswere clean-cut and caused less pain thanthe shell splinters. We carried a greatmany burned with liquid fire. These werethe pitiful cases; men with their facescharred, hair burned, clothes in rags andeyes swollen and closed. Most of themwere unconscious. Shell shock, althoughnot a physical wound, often called the am­bulance into use. These were cases of menwho became deranged at the noise or con­cussion of a near-by shell bursting. Theyseemed to have lost all their mind and itwas necessary to lead them by the hand.One poor fellow kept making the queersound of "put-put, put-put,". etc., imitatinga machine gun. Probably the last thinghe had heard before his shock was a ma­chine gun.It was just steady work, forty-eight hourson and forty-eight hours off, all during thesummer. The Chemin des Dames was akey into Laon, the big railway- center whichthe French so desired. Recently they haveadvanced two and a half miles at that point,leaving a down-hill stretch to Laon, :fivemiles away, so it will not be surprising tohear of the capture of Laon in the nearfuture.All the boys from America worked hardand never failed to go wherever they wereordered, very often volunteering to go tothe relief of French ambulance drivers whowere tired out with the strain. Out offorty boys there was one killed and fouror five slightly wounded, and everyone hadhis taste of gas.William Gemmill, '19.Laying a Corner Stone at PekingIn Peking, China, on September 24, waslaid the cornerstone of a Chinese buildingunder circumstances peculiarly pleasant toUniversity of Chicago men. It was one ofthe buildings that is to house the PekingUnion Medical College, part of the greatRockefeller Medical Foundation enterprisein China. In that enterprise the Universityof Chicago has had a large part throughout,and by a fortuitous circumstance the layingof the cornerstone of the first of the collegebuildings was in some ways almost a U ni­versity of Chicago function.T4e Rockefeller medical work in China,it will be remembered, was undertakenafter a survey inade in China by a com­mission of which President Judson was thehead. Dr. Franklin C. McLean, '07, to­gether with Mr. Harry Hussey of Shattuck& Hussey, architects, Chicago, is now super­vising the erection of the buildings.One of the addresses at the laying of thecornerstone was made by Dr. Frank Bill­ings, of Rush Medical College, now Lieu­tenant-Colonel Billings of the AmericanRed Cross Mission to Russia, and amongthe guests were Harold H. Swift, '07, andtrustee of the University (Major in the RedCross Commission), and Dr. Wilber E.Post, '01, and a member of the Rushfaculty (also a major in the commission).Dr. Billings, Harold Swift and Dr. Post hadarrived in Peking only the day before ontheir way back to America from Petrograd.The ceremony was impressive, picturesqueand unique. I t was held in the open inthe shadow of the sloping roof of the wil­low-pattern Chinese building that nowstands on the ground, and from the nextcourtyard came the chorus of the coolies'song as they pounded _ down the foundation,the song without which no coolie ever stirshimself to labor. The chairman was Dr.Paul S. Reinsch, the American minister,and the stone was officially laid by Mr. FanYuan-lien, minister of Education. In theaudience were both Chinese and foreigners,and as each speaker made his address itwas translated, sentence by sentence, intoChinese or English.Nat Pfeffer, '11. The address of Dr. Billings follows:It is a great pleasure to me to take partin this important ceremony. It marks asignificant epoch in the relations of twogreat republics-the United States of Amer­ica and China. I hope it may more closelycement the friendship of the two greatnations. Dr. McLean has told us that thisinstitution has been planned and its per­sonnel of teachers, research workers andadministrative officers will be selected andso organized that hs students will receiveinstruction and practical experience in allthat modern medicine means today.Those of you who are not medicallytrained can not conceive the great benefitsmodern medicine affords. The knowledgeof sanitary engineering, epidemicology, bac­teriology, serum and rational vaccine thera­peutic measures, if properly applied, enablesus, under ordinary conditions of civil life,to stop the great epidemics which have forcenturies decimated the people of the world.Clinical medicine has kept pace with pre­ven tive measures, as shown by the brilliantresults of treatment in demicine, surgery,obstetrics and the specialties.The benefits of the .proper application ofthe knowledge which modern medicineaffords are not restricted to the preventionof disease, the alleviation of suffering andthe prolongation of life. Sickness is thechief cause of poverty, destitution andignorance. Measures which promote healthare uplifting socially and promote civiliza­tion. Preventive medicine and sanitaryengineering, properly administered, haveopened up regions of the world formerlyuninhabitable for man. Sanitary scienceenables the civil engineer to successfullycomplete great problems in engineeringwhich were formerly impossible because ofepidemic infectious plagues. Sanitary engi­neering and preventive medicine have en­abled commerce to· increase enormously.Therefore, modern medicine gives back tothe world thousands of dollars and moreprecious still, thousands of lives for everydollar spent to promote medical and sani-tary knowledge. -With this inadequate .description of thestatus of modern, medicine and of its bene­fits, when rationally applied, you mav havea better conception of what the new PekingUnion Medical College means to China andthe world.We rejoice on this happy occasion whichmarks a new and important era for China.May this new medical school fulfill allthat it now promises for the benefit ofChina and the world. May it be an addi­tional stimulus to us and to other people tocontinue to give individual and collectiveservice for the benefit of mankind.LAYING A CORNERSTONE IN PEKINGDr. Franklin MacLean, '07, and Dr. Billings, on Extreme LeftWAR SERVICE OF THE UNIVERSITY 63The Department of Chemistry reportsthat besides its graduates mentioned in lastmonth's issue, C. A. Nash, Miss Mary Ris­ing, W. J. Suer and A. T. McPherson areassisting in various branches of work of thedepartment for governmental service. M.C. E. Hanke, student in this department,has been assigned to assist Dr. Lemon ofthe Physics Department in problems involv­ing some work in chemistry.Lawrence M. Henderson, Ph. D. in chem­istry, 1916; R. A. Burt, graduate in chemis­try, 1916, and L. W. Nichols, M. S. inchemistry, 1917, are engaged in governmentwork at the American University Experi­ment Station in Washington, D. C. This isthe place where work on gas defense andgas offense is being centralized.In the Department of Zoology, Dr. Heil­brunn has been commissioned in the Avia­tion Corps and Mr. William Buchanan is inan officers' training camp. 'In the Department of Anatomy, ProfessorHerrick, with Dr. Emory Hill and Dr. C. B.Sernerak, have been working on the prob­lem of gas poisoning. This research hasbeen facilitated by a grant of one hundreddollars from The Sprague Memorial Insti­tute and a special fund of three hundreddollars raised by Mr. H. S.' Hyman andother friends of the university. The follow­ing members of the 'staff have entered theservice: Professor B. C. H� Harvey, major,,commandant of instruction camp' for medi­cal officers at Camp Cody, N. M.; AssistantProfessor Elbert Clark, captain, Universityof Chicago Ambulance Compa,ny' No.3,'Allentown, Pa.; Mr. Siegfried Maurer, firstlieutenant at Camp Grant; Dr. McMickenHanchett, first lieutenant in the Medical Of­ficers' Reserve Corps attached to Base Hos­pital Unit No. 13, has been on active dutyat the Rockefeller Institute, New York City.In the Department of Physiology, Profes­sor Carlson has been working on' the ques­tion of shock, and is accepting a commissionin the Sanitary Corps for work on problemsof digestion.In the Department of PhysiologicalChemistry, Professor A. P. Mathews' hasen tered the quartermaster's service ascaptain.Professor Coulter is chairman of the com­mittee on botany of the National ResearchCouncil, thy fundamental purpose of which is to stimulate and coordinate the botanicalresearch of the country. The war hasbrought to this committee a host of emer­gency problems, which are being cared foras rapidly as possible. At present thisemergency work has been organized underthree divisions:( 1. Raw Products.-The various depart­ments of the government and industrial es­tablishments are continually seeking infor­mation concerning new sources of plantproducts, such as gums, oils, resins, fibers,dyes, drugs, etc. Almost daily requests arebeing received for such information, andthese must be referred to those who knowbest.2. Forestry.-This division of work hasto do chiefly with the suitability of timbersfor various uses in war service. It involvesa large amount of work in testing. In thiswork the Forestry Service of the govern­ment is in cooperation with the committeeon botany.3. Crop Production. - In cooperationwith the Department of Agriculture and theexperiment stations, the committee on bot­any is undertaking to' solve certain funda­mental problems in crop production; involv­ing not only larger and more desirableproduction, but also the prevention of de­structive diseases. Provision for thesephases of work, requiring the cooperation ofbotanists throughout the country, is provid­ing the department with full employment,all of the staff assisting as their specialtraining is needed. The case of one is par­ticularly interesting. In addition to the de­partmental work here indicated, which inhis case was especially a study of the suit­ability of American peat mosses for dressingwounds, he has been the executive officerof the University of Chicago Rifle Club andfor two years has given most of the timehe" could spare from university duties to in­struction in the use of the rifle, and he hasfound and reported on a new and abundantsource of supplies for military explosives ina plant which has hitherto been a greatnuisance-a report on which, it is said, thegovernment has acted.In the Department of Pathology, Profes­sor H. G. Wells, director of the SpragueMemorial Institute, is. in service in Russiaas an officer in one of the government com-64 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEmissions sent to Russia. Dr. E. F. Hirschis in the medical service. The departmenthas been engaged on problems of emer­gency foods.Five members of the staff of the Depart­ment of Hygiene and Bacteriology are inactive military service. A number of gradu­ates and advanced students are in chargeof medical or sanitary work at various can­tonments. There is at present urgent need for bacteriologists in Red Cross and armywork, and the department is taking specialmeasures for the speedy training of suitablecandidates. Professor Jordan is serving ona committee of three appointed by the RedCross War Council to organize sanitaryunits to be sent to one of the allied coun­tries and is also assisting in the selection ofmen for public health work at some of thecan tonmen ts.On the QuadranglesThings standing out in any compendiumof what-was-what-and-who-did-it during thepast month would have to do largely withmatters pecuniary. Eager-eyed and vocab­ularied students; members of the faculty noless eager; enthusiastic business men fromprofessional life outside the campus, allstormed class-rooms and sidewalks duringa large part of last month and with readyflow of rhetoric and remarkable powers ofpersuasion succeeded in drawing mu�h cashfrom the pockets of students and faculty tothe coffers of the Government, via LibertyBonds, and to the War Fund of the Y. M.C. A. Liberty Bond purchases totalling$264,950, were made by faculty and students,and up to November 20th the Y. M. C. A.had realized from their pleas $15,335.38. Inaddition, they collected for war work $1,700at the Illinois game.Other things requiring expenditures werethe Score Club dance on November 10th;the first issue of The C;hicagoan (which iscalled by its editors "a monthly magazinedesigned to meet popular taste, by, with,and for the whole University"), and thefall plays of the Dramatic Club, producedon the evenings of November 28th and 30thin Mandel Hall.The Dramatic Club (not following out theannouncement made recently that they weregoing to make radical changes in what theyproduced this year) "gave" as entertainmentfour short plays: 1, "The Drawback"; 2,"All for Alsace"; 3, "Duet of the Road,"and 4, "Phipps." Of the four the thirdseemed most successful, it having to dowith Christmas and Conscience. GlenMillard, '19, was general manager of theplays. The women have been unusually activethis past month. Glances at the Maroonshow that almost daily the women's fresh­men societies were giving parties anddances. The Women's Committee of Na­tional Defense held, on November 5th, reg­istration for all University women, the ideabeing that if the women designated whichparticular profession or work she excelledin the Government might better use her inwar work.The Women's Athletic Association haveoutlined their plans for the Autumn andWinter Quarters, including, in addition tomany social affairs for the campus, theirannual Chicago night; a luncheon for W. A.A. members from the University of Wis­consin; and an entertainment similar to the"Campus Follies" held last year, the pro­ceeds of which will be given to the waractivities of the W. A. A. On Wednesdayevening, November 28th, the W. A. A. gavean entertainment in Ida Noyes Hall, atwhich University women appeared in cos­tume. Prizes for the cleverest costumeswere awarded, and, they say, doughnuts andcider were served. They request that, ingiving the thing publicity, it should be notedthat as regards eatables, Mr. Hoover's ideaswere carried out.Other things generally related to thewomen are these: The residents of all thehalls held a party in Ida Noyes; thewomen's war aid sent 250 Christmas kitsto the poilus in the trenches, each kit con ..tained a trench mirror, chewing gum, andwriting and sewing materials. Beecher,Green and Greenwood Halls have also ar­ranged to make clothes for French children.Some snickersnee, in the columns of theUNIVERSITY RECORDMaroon one day, caused considerable fussabout the halls when he wrote an articleclaiming that the women of the Universitywere losing their "pristine pulchritude" onaccount of the Hoovering on the table fare.An afternoon Hallowe'en party was heldat the Psi U House by the Seniors, Stuntsincluded the Virginia reel, ducking forapples, ghost stories (a la Wade Bender),et cet. The Seniors said they enjoyedthemselves.Of interest was the announcement that111 poems had been submitted in the prizecontest now under way by the UniversityPoetry Club. Mrs. Elia Peattie, Miss Har­riet Monroe, and Henry B. Fuller are thejudges in the contest. Twenty-five dollarswill be awarded the author 'of winningcomposition.The Settlement dance is under way. WadeBender is manager of the affair. The dancewill be held in Bartlett on the evening ofDecember 8th, the proceeds, of course, goingto the University Settlement. The com­mittees promise novel methods of sellingtickets, and the campus, as a consequence,is on edge for a view of anything calculatedto separate them from their cash.Nominations for class officers were madeNovember 6th,. the elections taking placethe following Friday. In the Senior· classthe race was close, Carl Bre1os, who isCaptain of the football team, winning overCarleton Adams by one vote. RosemaryCarr is vice president of the Upper-house;Barbara Miller, secretary, and H. Fishbein,treasurer. The Juniors elected Van MeterAmes their president; Dorothy Miller theirvice president; Gladys Norton, secretary 65and David Annan, treasurer. The presi­dents of the Sophomore and Freshmenclasses are, respectively, Buell Hutchinsonand Chalmers McWilliams.Conglomerate things of interest thatcome to mind are: Owl and Serpent electedto the organization Wade S. Bender, WalterC. Earle, and Stanley H. Roth. The menof the R. O. T. C., of which Dunlap Clark,'16, is now Major, Lee Ettelson having re­signed, have been issued their winter uni­forms of olive drab. Six undergraduateswere selected for debating squad. VachelLindsay, who talked before an audience inHarper, said he thought the w. k. Chaplinan artist-sometimes. The Reynolds Clubshipped a large number of boxes containingeatables, newspapers, and smokes, to Chi­cago men in France, Richard Mathews, '15,taking care of the distribution "over there."The Commons in Hutchinson are insti­tuting wheatless, sugarless, and meatlessdays. Twenty-seven "singers" were chosenby the Glee Club as being worthy of initia­ation into the club. Cheerleaders are stillbeing hunted frantically by William Henry,'19, who is at present doing the evolutionsbefore the fans. The much abused Three ...Quarters organization held a dance N ovem­ber 2nd in the Reynolds Club. The contestfor Blackfriar plays for presentation thisyear closed November 15th. Four manu­scripts were submitted. The judges areCoach Hamilton Coleman; Howell Murray,a former Abbott; Charles Collins, dramaticcritic of our town's Evening Post, and two'members of the faculty, just which twobeing as yet unannounced.Bartlett Cormack, '20.The University RecordThe following appointments have beenmade in addition to those mentioned in theNovember issue:· ,.Charles Grove Haines, of the Univer­sity of Texas, Associate Professor in theDepartment of Political Science; Merle C.Coulter, Associate in the Department ofBotany; Lloyd K. Riggs, Instructor in theDepartment of Physiological Chemistry.The following resignations have been ac-cepted: 'Ethelwyn Miller, of the Department ofHousehold Art, in the College of Educa- tion (to accept the headship of the De­partment of Household Art in Iowa StateCollege, Ames, Iowa.)Nell Curtis, Teacher in the ElementarySchool, School of Education (to accepta position on the faculty of the LincolnSchool, New York City.)Lucia W. Parker, Assistant to the, Prin­cipal � of .the High School. Miss Parkeraccepts an appointment with the RedCross.Associate Professor Francis W. Shepard­son, of the Department of History. He has66 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEaccepted a position in connection with thedirection of education in the State of Illi­nois.Associate William DeGarmo, of the De­partment of Chemistry.Instructor Paul G. Heinemann, of theDepartment of Bacteriology.Assistant Professor Frank C. Becht, ofthe Department of Physiology, to take ef­fect December 31, 1917. He becomes Pro­fessor of Pharmacology in NorthwesternUniversity Medical School.Copies of the Russian translation of theHistory of Egypt, by James HenryBreasted, have recently reached America.The translation, in two volumes, was print­ed in Moscow by the publishing house ofM. & S. Sabaschinoff during the Revolu­tion. Despite the disturbed conditions inRussia, the publishers report good sales,and the translator, M. Vikentieff, AssistantKeeper of the Imperial Museum of Historyat Moscow, has asked on behalf of the pub­lishers for permission to translate also Pro­fessor Breasted's Ancient Times, recentlyissued in this country. This latter bookis also to be translated into one of theMalay dialects. The French translation ofthe History of Egypt was nearing com­pletion in Brussels for publication by thewell known Oriental publishers, Vromantet Companie, when the city was capturedby the Germans. M. Vromant, whose largeestablishment has been closed, is a penni­less refugee in England.At the recent annual meeting in Wash­ington of the American Public HealthAssociation Professor Marion Talbot, pre­sented as chairman of the committee onRetail Distribution and Marketing a reportto the Food and Drug section �d also reada paper on "Housekeeping and the PublicHealth" before the Sociological section. In the army supply service trainingcourses one hundred men were enrolledin the class which closed its work onNovember 10. About three-fifths of theclass are going into the ordnance depart­ment of the new National Army, while theremainder are enlisting in the quartermas­ter corps. At the close of the recent ses­sion it was decided that the work hereafterwill be given for the ordnance departmentonly. Training for the quartermaster de­partment will be centralized in the newschool at Jacksonville, Fla. Present indica­tions are that the work at the Universitywill be continued throughout the year forthe ordnance department, and plans are al­ready definitely made for the winter quarter.A new session began November 12, withan enrollment of 133 men, and the' nextsession will open January 2.Of the groups that have finished thecourse, the first which finished here in June,1917, was sent to the Rock Island Arsenal,later to Watervliet, N. Y., and is now, ac­cording to rumors, on the way to France,with the exception of a few who have beenretained in this country for service here.The second and third groups, which tookthe work in the summer quarter, have beensent to the arsenal at San Antonio, TexasIt is rumored that fifty of these have beensent to France.The following alumni and former stu­dents of the university are now enrolled inthe army supply course:Alumni-e-Maur ice A. Barancik, Ph. B.,1915, J. D., 1917; Daniel J. Fisher, '17, S. B.,1917; Milton H. Herzog, '17, Ph. B., 1917;E. F. Kixmiller, '16, Ph. B., 1916; AlfredJ. Link, Ph. B., 1916, J. D., 1917; R. M.Mountcastle, ]. D., 1912; Arthur C. Wetter­storm, LL. B., 1917.Former Students-So B. Bass, W. T. Gra­ham, S. E. Johanigman, Karl M. Probst,F. G. Jeffrey, Morgan P. Jones, EdwardG. Keller, Ewald Carl Pietsch.The First Ordnance Group at Rock IslandUNIVERSITY RECORD 67The Department of Astronomy and As­trophysics is making preparation for ob­serving the total eclipse of the sun, whichwill be one of the six to occur in the UnitedStates during the present century. Thistotal eclipse will be visible on June 8, 1918,over a narrow strip having a maximumwidth of about sixty miles and extendingfrom the state of Washington through partsof Oregon, Wyoming, and Idaho, acrossColorado and Kansas, and finally reachingFlorida about sunset. The duration of to­tality will be two minutes and two secondsat the coast of Washington, and less thanhalf that time in Florida.Director of the Yerkes Observatory, andhis colleague, Professor Barnard, recentlyspent a week in Denver, where the author­ities of the University of Denver haveplaced their facilities at the disposal of theparty from the University of' Chicago,through the courtesy of Professor HerbertA. Howe, who is himself a graduate of theOld University of Chicago. Among thevarious pieces of equipment at the YerkesObservatory is apparatus which could besuitably adapted to the excellent 2o-inchequatorial of the Denver University. Itwas necessary to know whether this equa­fessor Elizabeth Wallace, of the Depart ..torial could be successfully used as a photo­graphic instrument, and Professors Frostand Barnard were finally successful in dem­onstrating that it could be. It will accord­ingly probably be used with a spectroscopefrom the Yerkes Observatory for photo­graphing the spectrum of the corona, and,if possible, for measuring its speed of ro­tation.From a considerable study of the weathero bserva tions and from estimates of cloudi­ness in June made for severaliyears by vol­unteers along the path of the shadow, it ap­peared that certain regions in the mountainsof Colorado were likely to be cloudy in theafternoon. This applies also to Denver.Accordingly a side trip was made by Direc­tor Frost to Green River, Wyoming, a pointon the Union Pacific Railway, lying be­tween Cheyenne and Ogden. This stationis situated in the so-called Red Desert, witha rainfall of about ten inches per year andat an elevation of 6,000 feet. A suitable sta­tion near the town was readily selected andthe transparency of the air was extraordinaryon the day spent there. This station seemsone of the most promising of any along the-line of totality. -However, a small cloud may spoil thepreparations of many months, and thereforeanother site was selected about sixty milessoutheast of Denver on the Rock IslandRailway, near Matheson, Colorado,. at anelevation of about 6,00 feet. The trip wasmade by Director 'Frost from ColoradoSprings with several members 'of the facultyof Colorado College, This' site is a veryfavorable one and quite likely to be freefrom clouds in the afternoon, It is not thepresent plan to have members of the party from the Yerkes Observatory at this point,although minor instruments may be sentthere for use by others. The station atGreen River, Wyoming, will be the principalstation for the party from the University ofChicago, if, as is hoped, the University isable to supply the funds for observing theeclipse in an adequate way.The only previous expedition from theYerkes Observatory for observing a solareclipse was in 1900, to Wadesboro, NorthCarolina, where the total eclipse on May28th was observed with very satisfactoryresults by a considerable party from theObservatory.The University of Chicago is one of theAmerican universities which have formedthe American University Union in Europe.This organization, the headquarters ofwhich will be in Paris with branch agenciesin London and in such other cities of theAllies as may seem desirable, has for itsgeneral object the meeting of the needsof American University and college menwho are in Europe for military or otherservice in the cause of the Allies. Amongits specific objects will be the following:1. To provide at moderate cost a homewith the privileges of a simple club forAmerican college men and their friendspassing through Paris on furlough; theprivileges to include information bureau,writing and newspaper room, library, din­ing-room, bedrooms, baths, social features,opportunities for physical recreation, enter­tainmen ts, medical advice, etc.2. To provide a headquarters for the vari­ous bureaus already established or to beestablished in France by representativeAmerican Universities, colleges, and techni­cal schools.3. To co-operate with these bureaus, whenestablished, and in their absence to aid in­stitution, parents, or friends in securing in ..formation about college men in all forms ofwar service, reporting on casualties, visitingthe sick and wounded, giving advice, serv­ing as a means of communication with them,etc, .All graduate students, non-graduate stu­dents, and prospective students of the U ni­versity of Chicago are entitled to generalprivileges of the Union, subject to the rulesand conditions laid down by the ExecutiveCommittee.The Board of Trustees is as follows:Anson P. Stokes, secretary of Yale Uni­versity, Chairman of the Board; H. B.Hutchins, president of the University ofM ichizan, vice-chairman; Henry B. Thomp­son, Princeton University, treasurer;' RogerPierce, secretary of, Harvard University,secretary; President Goodnow, Johns Hop­kins University; President Finlev, Uni­versity of the State of New York; PresidentGraham, University of North Carolina;John Sherman Hoyt, Columbia University.A volume of over five hundred pagescontaining more than eleven hundred bibli-68 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEographies is soon to be issued by the Uni­versity Press under the title Quarter-C en­tennial Bibliographies of the Members ofthe University of Chicago. It has beenprepared by a Committee of the Facultyand edited by Professor Gordon J. Laing,of the Department of Latin, who is GeneralEditor of the University Press. This vol­ume is a continuation of the decennialbibliography of the University of Chicago,and contain s the published work of mem­bers of the institution from July 1, 1902,to June 30, 1916. Each person's biblio­graphical list is confined to the period ofhis connection with the University. Thepublications of members of institutionsaffiliated with the University of Chicagoare not included, except where, as in theOtho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute, thework has been done in the laboratories orlibraries of the University. A conspectusof editorial activities and of affiliations withcommissions, surveys, etc., precedes thebibliographical list proper. The latter in­cludes books, articles, and reviews, the ti­tles 'being arranged chronologically withintheir respective groups. The volume is tobe issued in the format of Dr. T. W. Good­speed's History of the Uniuersit» of Chi­cago and of David A. Robertson's forth­coming volume onThe University of Chi­cago Quarter-Centennial Celebration.Dr. Sophonisba P. Breckinridge, As­sistant Professor of Social Economy, hasbeen appointed director of the Home Serv­ice Institute of the American Red Cros swith its headquarters at the School of Civ­ics and Philanthropy, Chicago.The University is represented at the ArtInstitute now by three portraits. OskaeGross is exhibiting the Alumni memorial,painting of Mr. Stagg. Ralph Clarksonhas on view his picture of� Professor T. C.Chamberlin. The portrait of Dr. Frank O.Gunsaulus, formerly. in Hutchinson, is nowin the Gunsaulus Memorial Room' in theInstitute. "Literature in the Light of the War" wasthe subject of an address given by Asso­ciate Professor Boynton, of the Depart­ment of English at the seventh annualmeeting of the National Council of Teach­ers of English, held at the Congres s Ho­tel from November 29 to December 1 in­elusive. In the college section of the samemeeting Professor Lovett discusses thesubject of "The Undergraduate Course inEnglish as a Preparation for GraduateStudy." In the conference on the profes­sional training of high school teachers ofEnglish Rollo Lyman, Associate Professorof the Teaching of English in the Collegeof Education, will be one of the leadersof discussion; and at the annual dinner,former Professor Shepardson, now Direc­tor of Registration and Education for thestate of Illinois, will be one of the speak­ers.Ralph Adams Cram, of Boston, willspeak in Leon Mandel Assembly Hall atthe University of Chicago on the eveningof December 8, his subject being "RheimsCathedral." The address will be given un­der the auspices of - the Renaissance So­ciety of the University. Mr. Cram, who isprofessor of architecture at the Massachu­setts Institute of Techonlogy, is also thesupervising architect of Princeton Univer­sity and the chairman of the Boston CityPlanning Board._ On the evening of October 12th themembers of the Romance Department gavea farewell dinner at the Quadrangle Clubin honor of Miss Elizabeth Wallace, whowas about to leave for France, where shehas accepted a position under the auspices'of the American Red Cross, as a memberof the Tuberculosis Commission. At thisdinner several informal addresses weremade and the poem on page 53 written forthe occasion was written by Mr. Altrocchi.Letters F.rom Professor StarrProfessor Frederick Starr left Chicagoat the end of last December, to devote ayear to travel and study in the Orient. Eversince he left the campus, I have been inclose touch by correspondence with Pro­fessor Starr. I am transcribing selectedpassages from the more recent, letterswhich I have received from ProfessorStarr. Writing from Seoul, Korea, under dateof June 6th, he says:"As for me and the expedition, we aresfullof surprises. In some ways it is one ofthe best I have ever had. It has, however,- in many ways worked out along entirelyunanticipated lines. In my preceding let­ter I told you something no doubt of ourtrip over the Sanyodo, at the invitation ofLETTERS FROM PROFESSOR STARR 69the Osaka 'Osahi.' I finished it after writ­ing you, reaching the end of the old roadon Fe bruary 28. I turned in my diaryto the 'Osahi,' which has been running it asa daily special feature. It is just now end­ing, having run to about eighty numbers�f three columns each! An Osaka pub­Iisher has asked me to bring it out in bookform and I presume it will so appear.Whether it will be only in Japanese, or inJapanes_e and English, like my Tokaidobook is uncertain. I am leaving all thedetails of arrangement to the editor ofthe 'Osahi.' After that trip was over Iwent to the island of Shikoku for t�oweeks. I counted on retiring to privatelife there, but the 'Osahi' detailed a report­er to keep us in sight and make a daily re­port of our doings!"When I left home I planned to do notalking, but have sadly, broken over myresolution. O? the Sanyodo trip I spokeeight or nine time s, always upon some topicwhich I considered of public importanceto the J apanese themselves. At the timeof my return to the main island from Shi­koku I spoke to 1,400 people in Osaka onJapan's Place in the World, a political ad­dress in which I spoke on the prickly ques­tions of Korea, Manchuria and China. Theaddress was reported stenographically andprinted in full in English in the 'Osahi.'It has been very widely read and made anunexpectedly deep impression. While inTokyo I called upon ex-Premier Okumaand present Premier Terauchi, having mostpleasant interviews with both. Okumacame from the southern country and wasmuch interested in my trip over the San­yodo-a trip which he as a young manmade when there were neither railwaysnor kurumas (jinrickishas)."We finally broke into Korea on April19 and have been here now more than sixweeks. While my work here has been va­ried, it has been largely a study of Ko­rean Buddhism, and we have visited manyof the old monasteries and temples: in themountains. I have lost a good deal oftime here. At the beginning we lost tendays waiting for my Korean interpreterto come in from the mountains. And nowwe are losing at least as much time onaccount of the illness of my faithful J apan­ese interpreter and photographer, Mae­bashi. We came back to Seoul after elev­en days in the mountains on Friday nightlast. The next morning I took him to seea physician, with the result that he wastaken to the isolation hospital with amoe­bic dysentery, where he must be held atleast ten days. I and my Korean interpre­ter, who is his age (23), are allowed to seehim when we like, but otherwise the poorboy is a close prisoner. The Japanese aregreatly taken now _ with injections of medi­cine. Today they made a third injectionand will make two more before they willconsider him cured or fortified against fur- ther attacks. Meantime I am markingtime, although of course I find somethingto do and keep as busy as usual"I hope as soon as he is well to go north,probably into China-perhaps Peking andTientsin, although all the news just nowfrom there is disquieting. * * * I wassorry when Yuan Shi-Kai lost his grip. Hewas the right man for the crisis. By theway, his name is associated with this city.He was the Chinese representative here inthe stirring times of the events that ledup to the Japan-Chinese war, and one ofthe chief actors in those events. I wishyou could have been with me at dinner to­night. I am stopping at a Korean hotel.The dinner was exactly the same os always,but it would be a novelty for you. In thewinter there are always 17 brass dishesfull of food served; in summer there are13 porcelain dishes. One sits, of course,cross legged on a cushion upon the floor;the servants are boys; the table is individ­ual and about eight inches high. I havemany callers. Koreans, of course, come tosee me here much more readily than theywould at a Japanese or a foreign hotel.Y esterday I went to see a typical Koreanarchery can test. I presume 3,000 or morewere there. I believe I was the only 'for­eigner' and I did not see three Japanese.Today I was invited to a poetical and paint­ing contest on next Sunday. . They antici­pate 10,000 people present. I presume therewill be no foreigners there, although thereare likely to be some Japanese. There willbe four contests-poem, essay, penman­ship, painting. It takes. place at a spot offamous beauty just outside of Seoul."In another part of the same letter hementions meeting many Russians from theUnited States."The other day as I came back to Seoulafter a ten days' outing I found twenty­three Russians from the United States ontheir way to Harbin. They have beenexiles in California. They told me thatabout the same number are going dailyup the line. An American on the train,who had just come across on the 'Asia'told me there wer e more than 100 on thatship." .On July 1st he writes from Yumoto, inthe Hakone mountains:"Out here we are far less stirred up bythe war than you seem to be there. Ofcour se, they are more used to wars thanwe. I am back again in Japan. My helperlost a full month through illness and wehave abandoned further work in Koreaduring the hot season. I left him in thehospital at Seoul on the 19th of June. Heis doing well and I hope will rejoin mehere in a very short time. In fact, I hopeto find him in Tokyo on my return theretomorrow night. Considering lost timedue to his sickness and to delays whilewaiting for my Korean interpreter, we didpretty well in Korea during the just two70 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEmonths we were there. We are now intrue summer and summer in all this fareast is rather enervating. I shall keepgoing, however, as fast and thoroughly asMaebashi's condition will allow. Here heis both interpreter and photographer."I next heard from Professor Starr atKodzu, Japan, on July 16th:"I can easily understand the effect of thewar on things at the University! As forme, I am having the worst of luck, to thedegree that my plans are' not at all cer­tain. All programs have been made andre-made until my head swims! Within thelast two days I have made a program fromnow to August 15 which I believe willstand. It includes some severe tasks forhot weather, including three mountainascents. Since June 2, when my interpre­ter-photographer went into hospital atSeoul, I have been able to do little and toplan nothing securely. He is now out, butis weak and cannot be depended upon forsome time to come, if at all. My presentplan simply leaves him out of account untilAugust 16. If he is able to be with us anyor all the time, good-but we are planningwithout him. Meantime I try to keep busyat various reading and writing and am liv­ing quietly and inexpensively at the sea­side. We shall start out on a whirl on the22'nd that will last three weeks."In a letter written at Tokyo on August6th he tells about his ascent of MountFuji:"I am pretty busy, though I have beenpractically without help since June 2. Ihad hoped to find my helper, Maebashi, herelast night. He was here yesterday a. m.,but summoned to a sick aunt. Heavenknows when we will get back to regularwork."During the trip on which I have justbeen I had some interesting experiences.The final one was the ascent of MountFuji. I went up on Friday and met one ofthe heaviest storms I have ever seen. Wewere forced to take shelter for the nightin Station 5 (out of 10). I t is a single,room-scarcely more than 12x3'() feet.There were 160 people who slept there thatnight-s-the greatest number in the. historyof thirty' years. _We arrived too late forblankets or quilts, the supply being en­tirely 'exhausted. The storm raged allnight and on into the morning. As therewas some let up, I insisted on going onat 11 a. m. and we pushed to the summit,reaching there at 3 p. m. as cold and chat­tering as ever in my life. We slept therethat night and yesterday morning had oneof the finest of sunrises. One of my com­panions was a man who had made sixty­nine ascents before; two pilgrims who sleptnear us had been up-one twenty-one, theother eighteen times. All three declaredthat they had never seen so fine a sunriseor such a glorious view. I t remained bright up there until 9 :30. We went halfway around the crater so as to stand onthe actual pinnacle of Japan. There arefive trails up to the summit. We went upby die one from Subashisi and down bythe Gotemba way. We met the upgoingmist and long before we were down thesummit was completely concealed by cloudsand mists."I t was in every way a most successfultrip and I am glad to have made it. It isa conical mountain of unusual regularitythat rises to a height of more than 12,000feet. The great 'season' is from Juliy 15 toAugust 10. Some ascents are made for afew days before and some on until Sep­tember 1, but the thousands of pilgrimsobserve the season. It would be impossiblefor me to estimate the number on themountain yesterday. Five trails, each withten stations, if there were 100 at each sta­tion on any given night, would give 5,000.At the very summit is a shrine and a post­office and when we were there yesterdaymorning at 7 o'clock there was the mostanimated throng that I have seen for sometime. In fact, State street seems no busier!I was not a bit sure how well 1'd do thetask. J was not tired, nor did I suffer anyaltitude troubles. I did suffer dreadfullyfrom the bits of cinders that got betweenmy sandals and my socks on the way down;where at every step we sank to ankleheight in the soft cinder of the 'glissade.'"Japan in summer is enervating. Wehave had a great many hot days. All thedays I was away were from 90 degrees up.One day was 98 degrees. This heat is ac­companied with a great humidity thatmakes it harder to endure than the sametemperature in Chicago. The Japanesethemselves 'let down' and take thingsslackly through the season. I do not be­lieve I shall be able to get to Siam. Myphotographer's illness has put me sadly be­hind in my Japan-Korean work and I shallnot dare to take him there. This makesa strong combination to hold me here. Imust finish up my work here if possible;and the photographic part of my Siam workwas a very important part. I am still un­decided."The last letter, which came to hand 'aboutthe beginning of October, is dated Tokyo,September 1st. After some personal chatand remembrances to various friends, hegoes on to say:"My Japa,nese interpreter is out of thehospital and is again with me, but has notregained his full vigor and strength. Ihave done more mountain climbing thistrip than for many years. Besides myascent of' Mount Fuji, I have been recentlyup Koyasan, Doryo and Kyosumi, all ofwhich stand in quite a different' class, butare considered worth doing. There are twoother real climbs I should like to make,but they would be of no use without anSOME PERSONAL LETTERS .71interpreter and Hanzo is not up to them.I am anxiou s on Monday to start out on atwenty-five days' kuruma trip over the greatNorthern Highway, but this does not seemto attract him greatly either and the planis still in doubt. We· shall see. It is prob- able that my whole southern plan will beabandoned. Weare so far behind withJapan and Korea that I have decided it isbetter to try to complete the work therethan to half do two different things.JAMES VINCENT NASH, '15.Some Personal LettersCamp Sheridan, Ala., Nov. 9, 1917.To the Editor:I received the last copy 0 f the MAGAZINEyesterday and, I think, enjoyed it morethan I ever have before. It is great to beable to keep in touch with the Universityand University doings, and better still tolearn what the Alumni are doing.It may interest you to know that thosefifteen and a half majors of chemistrywhich have caused you so much concern,have at last come into their own. I havebeen transferred from the Medical De­partment, in which I enlisted, to the FoodDivision. This division is engaged in aNutritional Survey of the military camps,and we have been moving from camp tocamp and making studies.I wish that I could sit in on that foot­ball dinner tomorrow night, and hear aboutthe Illinois game from the unbiased Chi­cago viewpoint. The only account I haveseen was in the I1lini, and that, of course,was prejudiced. Give us the unvarnished,somewhat maroon-tinted truth in the nextMAGAZINE. Cordially yours,William H. Kuh, '11.October 6, 1917.To the Editor:Some time ago the "Roll Call of 1914"magazine reached me and after my nameon the roll I found the words : "Addressunknown." Since the University has doneso much for me, I feel it my duty to letyou know of my whereabouts, and myactivities since I received my degree. SincePhil Kearney, '14, has been associated withme to quite an extent, his name will "ap­pear in the dispatches" quite frequently,as the newspapers would say.During the summer months of 1914 Iacted as counsellor at a camp for boysin northern Wisconsin, later taking up theselling game with Kearney. Late in thesame year I received an appointment asa teacher in the Philippine Islands. Ipromptly accepted it and. left for Manila.The Bureau _,hf Education stationed mein Pampanga, Central Luzon, as a super­vising teacher. Kearney arrived threemonths later and was sent to Mindanao,about five hundred miles south of Manila,also as a supervising teacher.I spent two very pleasant and profitableyears in the Philippines. I did no classroom teaching. but supervised the school work of a large district. There were noAmericans or Europeans in my town(Guagua), or my district, but I found theschool work and the people so interest­ing that I was never lonesome. Duringvacations I was able to go to Manila orBaguio, the summer place of the Philip­pines. In the fall of 1915 I managed toget to Manila to see the Maroons play ball.I was especially pleased with the prestigeand standing of the U. of C. in the Philip­pines. Two Chicago men, Dr. Barrows andFrank White, have been most instrument­al in building up the Bureau of Educa­tion. The latter was perhaps the mostefficient and most popular director the Bu­reau has ever had. As he died while en­gaged in school work and largely fromthe effect of it, he is regarded as a martyrto the cause of education and his pic­ture is found even in the farthermostbarrio schools. Profe ssors Goode andShepardson and "Freddie" Starr have leftbehind them enviable records as lecturersand educators.Early this year I was seized with a badattack of "war fever" and resigned tomake my way to France: Kearney alsoresigned and joined me at Manila and wedecided to go by way of Suez to Marseilles.At Hong Kong our troubles began. The au­thorities said our pa ssports were not validfor British ports en route, so we decidedto try the Tran-Siberian Route. We pro­ceeded to Shanghai, where we visited a fewdays with Nat Pfeffer, '11, and Swan andPrice, two other Chicago men. On theway to Peking we stopped for a two-dayvisit at Nanking, with Clarence Hamilton,Ph.D., '14. He is an instructor at the Uni­versity of Nanking, is happily married andhas a fine home. At Peking we receivedthe final blow (as we thought) for, owingto unsettled condition s in Russia, we wereunable to secure passage through toStockholm. When we had about given uphope the British Legation put before us aproposition that we at 01ice accepted. Wewere to join a British Labor Battalion asofficers, and in return for our services theBritish were to get us to France.We accordingly proceeded to Ningtao,the former German stronghold which hadbeen captured by the Japanese. Here wewere given charge of companies consistingof four hundred Chinese coolies each,72 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEwhich we drilled for a month and thentook to France by way of Canada. Wehad a special train through Canada andalthough I passed within a very short dis­tance of my home in northern Minnesota,I was unable to stop to visit my people.We dodged the submarines safely and afterreaching France we transferred from theLabor Battalion to the Royal Flying Corps,in which we now are. We hope to transferlater to our own forces, although we cer­tainly cannot complain of the splendidtreatment we have received here. We havebeen in training for some time now andexpect to go to the front within a fewmonths.I read with a great amount of pride thenews that the University is sending an am­bulance unit to France. In London I met"Dewey" Knight, who with other Amer­ican flyers is now training under RoyalFlying Corps direction.I hope you will be kind enough to over­look 'the haphazard way in which this nar­rative is thrown together. My activitiesduring the past few years have not beenconducive to developing or improving whatlittle literary talent I possess.Sincerely yours,PAUL R. PIERCE, '14.Care Cox and Co., Bankers, Charing Cros s,London, Eng., R. F. C. Dept.Marine Flying Company,Coastal Air Patrol Station,Cape May, N. ].To the Editor:Hello and a word to tell you that theMAGAZINE is a whole lot more than wel­come down here. Honestly, I've read itfrom the football dinner to Capper andCapper-s-somehow the Marines didn't drawmany Chicago men and I see a face fromthe old school mighty seldom.About a million years ago Buell Patter­son told me that the Marine Corps want­ed some officers and I said,: "Oh, won'tthat be nice? What do the Marines do?"He didn't know either and the recruitingofficer seemed ignorant of their work ex­cept that they had nothing to do but "workthe five-inch guns on the warships, cleanout Guan and the Philippines, hunt nig­gers in Hayti and try to beat the Armyinto France with 5,000 men" (which theydid by six weeks), so out of curiosity I ap­plied-and here I am! Between that timeand this I've found out a few more thingswe do.For instance, I found that my first ex­perience was to be dodging 14-inch shells,live ones. I went with Red Jackson offootball Hall Jeschke of wre stling andHam Walters of library fame to a riflerange in Maryland where the water towerwas used as sight for testing 14-inch gunsfrom the Navy Proving Grounds at IndianHead, 5 miles away. When they wanted to shoot they leveled at our tower, told usto get out of the buildings and fired ahead.They were, so considerate because themonth before we got there a festive shelldropped in the post kitchen and blew outthe slickest hole you ever saw. Oh, be­lieve me, dear Ed., a 14-inch shell makessome hole! There was enough left fromthat kitchen to make the grandest littlematch-box you could imagine. Our firstday there was hot and Red was asleepin quarters when the bugle sounded warn­ings to get out of the buildings. Whenthe first shell went tearing by about 150feet overhead, the w. k. Red was seen tear­ing madly out of that building attired inhis sleeping costume with a hat drapedchastely on his head, bound for the riflerange. It is said that he made the firsthundred in 6 seconds flat, which is prettygood, counting the fact that he was yell­ing. I know he passed me in the secondhundred and never looked back.After that little episode we became quiteused to fire, as Indian Head blazed awayfor about three hours a day. In the in­terim and dust we fired every rifle coursein the service and then all the various ma­chine guns. We spent five weeks there,the usual time on the range is five days,so we did learn something about ammu­nition and windage. Incidentally the Ma­rines is the straightest, hardest shootingbody of troops in the world, 61.9% of ourofficers and men are Marksmen or better.After five weeks there we moved acrossthe Potomac to a graceless, hideous placecalled Quantico-the concentration campfor men bound for France and for newsecond lieutenants who have to find outjust how low a second lieutenant is. Wefound out. For 13 weeks we drilled 7·hours a day with the heat usually over ahundred in the shade (mythical term, therewas no shade) and for four days in a rowit was a hundred, and thirteen in the hos­pital tents and a million on the paradeground. Can you picture it, with a forty­pound pack and a half-ton rifle? In ourspare time we built trenches, made maps,studied how to get lots of letters and writefew, learned all about handling a battalionof a thousand men, got the "shots in thearm" that the Army love so well and thendrilled some more. I t wasn't anything ifnot thorough. We could run the Ameri­can Forces better than Pershing. And allthe time so dry that we sneezed dust.In October the detachments began beingmade. It appears that there was a rebel­lion in Hayti and that the open season onblacks came along, so a few were piled offdown there. A little later the force inFrance needed some men to fill expectedcasualties (forehanded little crowd.. theMarines) so out went SOJ11e more of thelucky ones, Mac Sellers among them. TheVirgin Islands needed a police court judgeSOME PERSONAL LETTERS 73and some other ornamental citizens, soan ex-lawyer and three blonds left us.I had been fighting for the flying game,so in the second week I packed up forPhiladelphia and blew out in a rainstormand nine feet of mud. Just after I left, theNavy decided they couldn't go on any long­er without Jeschke and Walters, so theypiled off to duty on some battle ships­juicy job, private bath and a body servant-and poor old Red, how he did sweat inthe hot weather, he left I think for San Do­mingo to boss Spigs, and keep his hand inat sweating.I reported at the Navy Yard at Phila­delphia on a Friday, on Saturday was as­signed to this company and on Sundaypulled out with the outfit for Cape May.On Tuesday I had my first flight and havebeen at it ever since. We are doing twojobs at once, breaking in the company forforeign service, training flyers, getting ma­chines, speed boats, a doctor,' submarinebombs, wireless, ambulances, pulmotors togo with them and the doctor when we fall­as w.,e do occasionally, we've' had one al­ready-and at the same time patrolling thecoast against such of Fritz's subs as maypay a call, convoying transports until theypick up the escorts, etc.It is the greatest game in the world. Wefly a huge seaplane (we'ye a lot of themreally) that. weighs over two tons, carry­ing two men and some four-foot bombs.You see from an altitude of several thou­sand- feet a submarine on the bottom fortyfeet under the water is easily visible. Soif we see' one we go fishing tor him withdepth bombs timed to explode beside him,causing him considerable annoyance,practically ruining his day in fact. If hehappened to be on the surface with hisanti-craft guns oiled we'd have even morefun. Seriously, a raid is far from impossi­ble and that is why we're here on some,desolate salt marshes with the wind roaringagainst the frame buildings.The company has nine officers and thedoctor and ninety-three men. And amongthe enlisted men is myoId friend RollieHarger, '14. He did the rather splendidthing of enlisting as a private and now isabout to qualify as a flyer. In fact, I thinkthe speed boat, the ambulance and doctorare ordered to stand by for tomorrowmorning when he is to make his first flightalone-s-a very chilling proposition wheremost of the bad falls result. He'll comethrough in. fine style though, for he hasdone exceptionally well. It's very funnyto have Rollie salute (for we have to ob­serve pretty strict discipline) and at thesame time as his hand goes up say in a lowtone "Hello, Walt!" You can believe I wasglad to see him and we have many a good.. talk about the old days and the College.Just what this war and these experienceswill lead to I can't guess beyond one thing. That is, that after all these nights underthe stars an office will be about impossible;that after the roar of a two hundred horse­power motor and the rush of a hundredmile wind three thousand feet above thesea, after these things the confines of adesk will mean suffocation. We all feelhere that we are in the supreme sport, thatthis is living life in hunks and that we areabove all other things lucky that we havethe youth and the chance to play this fas­cina ting game.And Ro11ie and I are going to bringback the Kaiser's mustache to hang inCobb Hall under that other hideous relic,the clock.I've been up in the air almost all after­noon and am tired. But we're never toobusy or tired to follow the football gamesand to love the old school and all that goeswith her in our memories. So give her myregards and keep up the Magazine. Good-night, Ed. Yours,Walter S. Poague, '14.To the Editor:Some months ago you made an inter­esting comment about University of Chica­go men who were at that time with thebond firm of Halsey, Stuart and Company,saying in the article among other things:"Except 'for the University of Chicago it­self, it is doubtful whether any institu­tion or corporation is at present employingmore University of Chicago men, alumniand former students than the bond firm ofHalsey, Stuart and Company of Chicago ** * If any other financial institution hasmade so powerful a raid upon the U niversi­ty, the Magazine would be glad to knowwhat it is."As a matter of possible interest, the ros­ter of the Harris Trust & Savings Bank in­cludes the following University of Chicagomen: Bowman C. Lingle, Vice President;M. H. McLean, for many years on the staffof the University, Secretary; Frank Mc­Nair, 1903, Sales Manager, Walter L. Hud­son, 1902; Paul Buhlig, now an Ensign inthe Navy; Rudy D. Matthews, now at thetraining camp at Fort Sheridan; W. L.Rehm; Paul S. Russell, now a lieutenantin the regular army; Francis T. Ward, alsonow a second lieutenant in the regulararmy; C. D. Berta, now with Harris, Forbes& Company, New York City; Charles Jung,probably now in France.In addition to these men I recall off-handthe following who have been connectedwith us in the past: c. W. McNear, whonow has his own firm of C. W. Me Near &Company; Renslow P. Sherer, now Vice::'President of the North Western Trust.Cornpany of St. Paul; Warren C. Gorrell,74 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEwho now has his own company of WarrenGorrell & Company; H. M� Tingle, nowVice-President and. Western Manager ofHodenpyl, Hardy & Company; Walter S.Schmahl, deceased; Hayden B. Harris, nowVice-President of the American ForeignBanking Corporation; Arthur D. O'Neil,now in business for himself; L. A. Gridley,AlumniThe Chicago Alumni Club.-The annual"football dinner" of the Chicago AlumniClub was held at the University Club onSaturday, November 10. President DanielFerguson, then a candidate for a commis­sion in the training camp at Fort Sheridan,presided; other men in uniform were Cap­tain Lawrence Whiting, '12; First Lieuten­ant Frank Templeton, '10, and WilliamTempleton, '17, . from Camp Grant, andRobert Harris, '08; Harvey Harris, '14;Rudy Matthews, '14; L. W. Gray, '15; "Skee"Sauer, '14; J ohn Breathed, '15, and PaulDes] ardien, '16, all from Fort Sheridan.The alumni speakers were Harold Swift, '07,on "Russia"; Captain Whiting on "Person­nel Work at Camp Grant"; Donald Rich­berg, '01, on "Stay-at-Homes" (Don alsoread a poem entitled "I Am Off of Bill, theKaiser," which aroused great enthusiasm);Mr. Stagg (who is surely as good an alum­nus as anybody), and others, including veryshort talks by all the khakis. PresidentJudson came in late from a dinner to theJapanese Commission, and made a beauti­ful speech, ostensibly on the University inwar work, but really a general message ofhope and confidence. Buel Hutchinson, '20,and David Annan, '19, of the football squad,also spoke briefly on their recent experi­ences in France, Hutchinson as a truck­driver and Annan on an ambulance. Theattendance was about one hundred and fifty.Without possible question the dinner wasthe best ever held by the club. The speak­ing, lasting over three hours, held every­body pinned to his chair. Football, as faras Chicago is concerned, was hardly men­tioned. Mr. Stagg said, in his last sentence,"I hope we do well against Minnesota; butI should not be honest with you men ifI let you suppose that winning games isour chief concern." That was about theonly reference to the reason, and may besaid to have summed up the spirit, of theevening.Harold Swift, just back from work inRussia, analyzed the Russian situation ina clear and friendly spirit, pointing out notonly the causes of the present confusion,but the tremendous past services of Russiato the allied cause. Whiting's, speech was now Sales. Manager of E. H. Rollins &Sons; George W. Kretzinger, until recentlypracticing law, but now an officer at CampGrant; George A. Garrett, now in a bankin Washington, D. C.'; James SheldonRiley, who now has his own firm in Cali-fornia. Very truly yours,Frank McNair, '03.Affairson material absolutely new to everybody.He is too busy to write out his doings and,being an army man, is not writing for pub­lication anyway. His point was, however,that the army is engaged in a system oforganization which puts every man justwhere he will be most useful; and in detailhe explained the crucial matter-how thegovernment discovers where the man willbe most useful. The essence of Richberg'stalk was the necessity of either fighting orknowing exactly what the issues are. "Aman for many good reasons may be ununi­formed; but to be uninformed is treason­able." Charles S. Eaton, '00, made a state­ment about the Citizens' Defense Associ­ation, urging alumni not in training to joinat once.There was some feeling manifested aboutthe Michigan-Chicago game which had beep.forbidden by the faculty. The alumni wereapparently unanimous in wishing the deci­sion had been otherwise. However, thematter was treated as a past issue. In viewof the outcome of the Chicago-Wisconsinand. Michigan-Northwestern games, it isprobable in any event that the proposedgame would not have attracted quite thegate-money that was originally hoped for.Credit for the success of the dinner mustgo in large measure to Brent Vaughn, '96Jwho, in the enforced absence of all theclub officers, handled all the preliminaryarrangemen ts.The Chicago Alumnae Club-The clubheld its annual fall meeting in Ida N ayesHall on November 3. Miss McDowell,head of the University Settlement, spokeof the work of Anna Koutecky, '17, an in­vestigator of the problem of "Married Wom ...en in Industry." Miss Koutecky holds theclub residence membership at the Settle­ment.The Minnesota Alumni Association helda luncheon at the Dyckman Hotel, Minne­apolis, on November 3. Prof. J. PaulGoode was the guest of honor, and spokeon "The War Activities of the Univer­sity." Sixty-five were present. The eveningbefore Prof. Goode spoke to 2,400' under theauspices 6f the Minnesota EducationalAssociation.ALUMNI NEWS 75Alumni NewsEugene Parsons, '83, now living at 1938Lorimer Street, Denver, has recently writ­ten a history of Colorado (he says it maybe called "a bird'seye view of Colorado'spast"), which has been published as partof a volume entitled "Civil Government ofColorado." Mr. Parsons has also in theMining American, of Denver,' for Novem­ber 3, a biographical sketch of James Ber­ton Grant, governor of Colorado 1883-1885.Henry M. Adkinson, '96, now a mininaengineer in Salt Lake City, recently pub�lished in the Engineering and Mining J our­nal a somewhat elaborate article in "MineOperation on the Leasing System." Oneof Ad's former colleagues on the fir st base­ball teams reviews it as follows:"Back in the middle nineties Henry Ad­kinson used to cover all the ground be­tween Harry Abells and second base. Hedid it so easily and gracefully that Lonkept him at it during his terms in boththe undergraduate and graduate schools, tillfinally Dr. Harper asked Lon if he intend­ed to use Ad as a 'ringer' indefinitely?So Stagg had to send the Blonde Boy backto the bushes, and Ad went into the Pa­cific Coast League. When he left us hewas slowing up and growing portly andwe predicted he was past the best. Itseems that in spite of our soothsaying Adhad some more good long hits in his batbag; arid he recently broke up the gamewith a three-bagger that made the dis­tance between the plate an.d Mrs. Ing­ham's shanty look like a Texas leaguer.Ingalls, of the Engineering & MiningJournal, was umpiring the game, and whenAd pulled up running easy at third he gavethe decision 'Safe!'As a review this seems to leave some­thing to be desired. As a statement of factit is remarkably accurate.Ethel Pardee Beardsley, '99, writes: "Ihaven't written a. book or gone to a classroom or even to a lecture for months; thewife-mother-housekeeper business keeps mesteadily at the sort of work absorbing tomyself but giving material for only aboutfive minutes' polite coriversa tion. My chil­dren are not old enough to be left out ofearshot with safety very long. One of themconfided to her twin a year ago, 'Ruth,me tell you something-me like do all timewhat me like do.' The struggle to pullthem into paths of righteousness requiresthirteen hours a day. Evenings only arefree for what is called 'the higher life,'a phrase which, however, I now define notas I did in college days. My sister Molly(Mary B. Pardee) has taken a year's leaveof absence - from teaching physics. Shelongs for a large and difficult farm to man­age, and so last year she studied agricul­ture at the University of Wisconsin. Inone course in farm machinery she was the only woman among 160 men. She is nowliving at 448 Wrightwood Avenue."Jessie Heckman Hirschl is my next-doorneighbor on 50th street, and Ralph andLouise Kerr (Louise Dodge) live twoblocks away. In bringing up her threechildren Louise is my despair for generalability. I saw Edith Dunning Massey inMilwaukee not long ago. She is mar­ried, has a small son, and lives at 559 Far­well Avenue. Sarah Addams (Mrs. ErnestYoung) seems· to be permanently settlednow at EI Paso. Mary Winter Bennett isliving in Rockford. She has one son."The MAGAZINE is a great pleasure to me.It would be a greater pleasure to morepeople if we got more letters from Alum­nae. See Julia Clark Hallam in the NewRepublic on 'The Price of a Home.'Eric M. Lubeck, ex. '00, joined the secondofficers training camp at Fort Sheridan, butwas soon transferred to the Coast Artil­lery, on account of the intimate knowledgeof mechanics he had acquired in his longservice in the automobile industry. He isnow at Fortress Monroe.Arthur E. Bestor, '01, has been appointeddirector of the speakers' bureau in the serv­ice of food administration. Bestor wasprofes sor of history and political scienceat Franklin College, Indiana, and for eightyears a lecturer on political science in theExtension Division of the University ofChicago. A� present he is president ofthe Chautauqua Institution, New York.Sophia Beyer, '04, has joined the Can­teen Service of the American Red Cross.Her address is Third Training Detachment,American Aviation School, A. E. F.,France ..Charles F. McElroy, '06, has removedhis law offices to 827 First National Bank�ldg., Chicago.Inghram D. Hook, '06, was commis­sioned . captain at the first training camp.He is now stationed at Fort Funston, Kan­sas.R. Eddy Matthews, '07, now with theDallas Lumber Company, and stationed atTientsin, writes that he missed HaroldSwift and Frank MacLean at Peking, butthat Nat Pfeffer, from the China Press atShanghai, has "dropped in to dinner'" twice.Some drop.Hilmar Baukhage, '11, writes:"I have been under canvas myself forthe last month, for the corps of which Iam a member volunteered to relieve thefighting men who had been guarding theaqueduct. We, in turn, have been relievedand unless some other similar duty insidethe state makes it necessary my militaryactivity is limited to semi-weekly drills.They don't seem to want me as a line offi­cer and I doubt if I could even be of usewhen drafted because of my eyes, but Ishall get abroad somehow."I saw Joe Sunderland some time ago76 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEand learned that he was drafted. MorrisBriggs came into my office in the uniformof a second lieutenant and said he expect­ed to go to France any minute. He askedme to have dinner with him. As he nevercame back to dinner I take it he is noweating at the Cafe de la Paix or there­abouts."Dick Myers is a somewhat importantmember of the Advertising Department ofthe American Express Company. He isbusier there than he has been for sometime. When he told a friend this summertha t one of his duties was to write up aseries of interesting vacations his friend re­marked "Why not make it an autobiogra­phy?""The circle of Chicago in Gotham has beenbrightened by the arrival of Miss RuthHough and Miss Helene Pollak. After be­ing officially welcomed by some of the old­er inhabitants and carefully warned againstthe dangers of Greenwich Village, Mr. My­ers managed to secure proper quarters forthe ladies not far from his own residence."W. F. Merrill, ex-'12, has had producedby the Washington Square Players thisfall, beginning October 29, "On the Ave­nue," a one-act play. Burns Mantle wroteof it in the "New York Times:"The second of the better plays is a com­edy of "the avenue," by Fenimore Merrill-an observant bit of life caught outsidethe show window of a Fifth avenue mo­diste. Through the window two mannikinsflirt with a pair of pa ssing Johnnies; inthe store a millionaire's wife quarrels withmadame, while outside her husband prom­ises his actress friend a new set of sablesto keep her quiet."Outside the window the girls meet theirnew-found beaux and are off for a goodtime. Inside the wax figures come to lifeand comment philosophically on the hap ..piness of their lot. They have no feelings,they have no heart, they have no desiresand no disappointments. They are content.It is so much better not to be rea1."Bess R. Peacock, '12, is head of theScience Department of the Roswell (N.Mex.) high school.Edith M. Johnston, '12, may be reachedat 2515 14th street, N. W., Washington,D. C.John T. Lister, '13, is teaching Spanishand German at Olivet College, Michigan.Edwin D. Hull, '14, is now in Francewith the United States Marines. His ad­dress is. Headquarters Company, 5th reg­iment, U. S. M. c., A. P. O. 705, A. E. F.,via New York City.Alfred Livingston, '14, has been madeprofessor of Education, with the specialobject of training teachers in vocationaleducation, at Montana State College, Boze­man, Montana.-Helen Drew, M. A., '15, a niece. of .Pro­.fessor Salisbury, is instructor in EnglishComposition at Wellesley. Gracia M. Webster, '15, is with the Rox­ana Petroleum Company of Tulsa, Okla­homa.Rex. Van Bornstein, ex., is principal ofthe high school at Westport, N. Y.Augusta Eisenmann, '16, has charge ofnormal training in the high school at Sheri­dan, Wyoming.E. L. Symes, ex., is chief chemist for thePunta Alegre Sugar Co., at their largestmill, Central Punta Alegre.Harold T. Moore, '16, now a quartermas­ter sergeant in the Mechanical Repair ShopUnit, writes from Camp Meigs, Washing­ton, D. c.."I have just finished reading the AlumniMAGAZINE, which reached me last night. Itis the most interesting reading matter thathas come to my hands since leaving home,and I note with huge delight that you aregoing to send a copy to each Alumni sol­dier in service. Fine business! , '"Martin Stever's story, written 'Some­where at Sea,' is the best stuff ever writ­ten, according to most of my tent-mateswho are reading it eagerly. We all ex­pect to experience the sensations describedin a few days or weeks."As far as I know, I am the only Chi­cago man in this particular branch of serv­ice. Therefore I depend upon the MAGAZINEfor all news of the campus. I sincerely trustthe MAGAZINE will follow me to France, as Ishould hate to miss a copy."L. A. Straus, ex. '17, writes from CampGrant:"I was drafted here on September 19-I did not apply for either of the two pre­vious camps because I thought I would berejected because of my .glasses. Now Ifind I am physically fit in every way-I'menjoying the work out here greatly. I'macting as corporal."I've seen many Chicago men out here.I'm proud to say that they're all a creditto their alma mater."I have been very busy-drilling all day,and going to school for 'non-corns' at night-but; I still get a little time to play foot­ball on our company team. I'm having awonderful experience, and I never felt bet­ter in my life.". J. C. Sandall, '17, writes from CampSheridan, Montgomery, Ala.:"I have been employed here since the firstof August as a civilian clerk in the CampQuartermaster's office, having been sentdown here with eight others from the Cen­tral Department Headquarters in Chicago,where I was working in July after a visithome. I have Had an agreeable job, andthough I have not always blest the coun­try and the peculiarities of its native SOl1S,I have been reasonably happy and havebad an interesting experience. And Ihave, incidentally, learned to appreciate ful­ly the meaning of the term 'soldiering.'"This is an excellent camp-undoubted­ly the best of the Southern cantonments.1l;IARRIAGESThe Ohio boys, who make up the 37th Di­vision, are a fine bunch of fellows, and areputting more healthy life into this townthan it has seen in thirty years. Intensivetraining is getting under way, with somefifteen or eighteen French and British in­structors on the ground, and many arelooking for a reasonably early departurefor the real scene of action. I t looks as ifthey will get across and many more besides,before this little scrap is settled."I hope the war has not hit the U. so hardbut that things can run almost on a normalbasis. I am certainly delighted to read ofthe way the Maroon has acquitted itselfon the local field of battle. I would havegiven a great deal, if I had had it, to seethat Chicago-Illinois game. Here's hopingthe score continues to run the same wayto the end of the season. Ohio State isscheduled to play Auburn here late in N 0-vernb er, and with these Southerners, part­ly misled by poor dope and partly movedby a whole lot of local pride, someone isdue to fatten his bank roll considerablv."Walter F. Snyder, ex. '18, mentione-'d lastmonth as having joined the 48th Highland­ers in Canada, it appears has a joke on Am­bulance Unit 3, now at Allentown. He wasdropped from the unit because he was threepounds under weight. He succeeded ingetting into the "Fighting 48th," however(it has been practically wiped out twicesince 1914), and has demonstrated that TomEck's training was not lost on him by win­ning five medals for distance running sincehe joined; in fact, he has not yet beenbeaten in Canada. His present address isA. Company, 48th Highlanders, Toronto,but he expects to go France shortly.Paul Mooney, ex. '19, captain in the U ni­versity R. O. T. C. last summer, enlistedin September as a private in the regulararmy, and is now a corporal in the 54thInfantry, stationed near Chattanooga,'Tenn. Returning to Chicago on a shortfurlough in mid-November he gave theeditor some very .interestirig sidelights onthe regular army organization at the pres,ent time. Boiled down his conversationwas something as follows:"There are five college men in my regi­ment, and a much larger number who cannot read or write. Some of the latter areas handsome and well set up young fel­lows as you could find anywhere. Theprinciple of army society is 'mind your ownbusiness.' If you do your duty and don'ttry to interfere with other people, you geton with everybody. There is no bullyingor rough stuff; personal disputes are set­tled generally with the gloves, under theeye of a sergeant, though occasionally pri­vate fights occur; you must not, however,mark a man up, or there will be trouble.The heel of the hand to the jaw is the fa­vorite knock-out. Some of the men drink a good deal; they will drink anything; onegot away with three gallons of flavoringextract in two months. He said he en­joyed vanilla most, but had no prejudiceagainst banana. The personnel of the 54this to some extent the so-called 'hill­billy'; almost all the non-corns, however,have seen service, and some are in theirfifth enlistment. Our company raised fiftydollars for magazines, and the first choicewas the Police Gazette; following came theAmerican, Scribner's, the New Republic,and others. We have so few bayonets thatwe have to use them in turn in the bayonetexercise, but the exercise itself is splen­did. There is comparatively little close­order drill. Every company has a foot­ball team, and there is a regimental teamalso; every man puts in, by order as wellas by desire, a good deal of time in ath­letics daily. There is little rough langauge,much less than I expected; and the menhate a thief so like poison that we havehad almost no petty thieving. I lost alot more at the University last summerthan I have in the army. Our winterclothing ha s not been issued yet. The gen­eral belief is that the regiment will not besent abroad till spring. Take it by andlarge, the food is fine. It isn't college, butit's a man's life, and if the army all overthe country is like the 54th we've got amari's army."MarriagesThe marriage is announced of HelenKnight, '15, and Elmer L. Partridge, atRochelle, Ill., on October 9. Mr. Part­ridge is connected with the Alliance Gasand Power Co., Alliance, Ohio.The marriage is announced of KathleenSteinbaum, '16, and Charles H. Spaulding,at Logansport, Indiana, on July 5. Mr. andMrs. Spaulding are at 200 East avenue,Pawtucket, R. 1..The marriage is announced of Elsie JaneErickson, '16, and George White Traver,'17, at Chicago on June 27.Announcement is made of the marriageof Dorothy 'Williston, '16, daughter of Prof.and Mrs. S. W. Williston, to LieutenantGeorge T. Shor, at Houston, Texas, onSeptember 8.The marriage is announced of DeWittS. Dobson, ex '17, and Ellen L. Gessford,on June 30. Do bso n is with Capper &Capper in Minneapolis (Hotel Radisson).(The editor saw Dobby at football prac­tice in September. Did he mention thefact of his marriage? He did not.)The marriage is announced of Arthur C.Lake, ex., and Alma Filley, '17, at Bur­lingame, Kansas, on October 10. Mr. andMrs. Lake will live at 1168 E. 54th Place,Chicago.78 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEA Review of the Football SeasonTHE COLD FACTSChicago, 48; Vanderbilt, 0Chicago, 27; Purdue, 0Chicago, 7; Northwestern, 0Chicago, 0; Illinois, 0Minnesota, 33; Chicago, 0Wisconsin, 18; Chicago, 0Why? Why? Why?Why should a team that had fought itsway splendidly through three-fourths of afootball season, building up great hopesfrom thin but high-grade material, fall ·aspineless mass all in a week? Nobody quiteknows. Old Man Stagg can give a fewreasons, but confesses bewilderment con­cerning some of the outstanding features;so what chance have you and I? Analyzinga football team is very much like readingthe palm of a poet. You can spot the lifeline and the obvious bumps, but when itcomes to sooth-saying about actions, youshut your eyes and throw up the sponge.Of course, everyone of the lads who fur­row up the mud of Stagg Field for tenweeks of the; year would rise up and smitethe person who accused him of a tempera­mental disposition. But fax is fax; andwhen they defy analysis, you blame tem­perament-by which process you concludethat football teams, including particularlythe Chicago football team of this year, aretemperamental.The more-work-for-coaches clause per­tained very especially to Chicago, with fewenough men to call upon for athletics ordi­narily and now most of those sucked awayby the war. Some chauvinists would saythat the Chicago football players were themost patriotic of any in the West, but itseems difficult to conceive of such a localconception of patriotism. The data show,however, that wearers of the Maroon an­swered the national call in fully as greatforce as any other group, and the Chicagofootball fans were perhaps proudest of thefact. Frank Pershing, captain-elect andquarter back; Hans Norgren, half back andend; Bobie Cahn, half back; Bat Hanisch,full back; Red Graham, half back and quar­ter back; Andy McPherson, tackle; GeorgeSetzer, half back-about whom Coach Staggwould have built his team-went. Higgins,Rouse and Kahn, in addition, were signedup for service in Base Hospital Unit No. 13and were liable to be called at any moment.The freshman squad was shot to bits. Untilthe opening of practice on September 17no one quite knew whether there wouldbe enough men out to fill a full team. Chas. HigginsWhen the call to practice came, eighteenmen reported. Three were letter men; onewas a substitute who had played in severalgames; another was a substitute who hadnever played; the rest were untried. Someof the sophomores looked as though theymight 'develop. By a generous estimate,though, the Old Man's material was num­bered at fifteen possibilities plus a fewself-confessed "lukes." Out of this groupof fifteen the Old Man built a footballteam. After a week or two of practice itwas seen that only one or two combinationswere possible. Higgins quite evidently wasneeded as the spine of the team. Brelos,who was elected to succeed Pershing, wasof great assistance, too, but could not berelied on for as much work because of lackof physical prowess. The giant Charliecould not be used freely enough in the line,where he had made remarkably good ill1916, so he was shifted to full back, in whichposition his great strength and ability weresadly needed, both on offense and defense.With this change accomplished, the back­field problem solved itself comparativelyeasily. Gene Rouse and Moff Elton, sopho­mores, at once showed fully as much prom­ise as any of the 1916 half backs who hadbeen lost. Gene ran cleverly, demonstratedthat he knew the game and that he couldwork into the Old Man's system withoutstraining his intellect. . Moff sparkled atA REVIEW OF .THE FOOTBALL SEASON, . 79defense from the start and showed that hecould handle himself with unusual skill.Here was a backfield trio, but how abouta quarter back? Anyone who could be"made" from the little collection of playerswould save a man for Chicago-that is,someone who could be drilled merely tohandle the ball and act as a mechanicalintermediary between the center and back­field would save the Old Man from callingon Elton or maybe even Rouse, In GaleBlocki, another sophomore, the Old Manunexpectedly uncovered just what he waslooking for. Blocki, so far as is known,played no football in high school except azame or two with the Hyde Park light­�eights. He did not try for the 1916 fresh­man team. Experience on the prairie, how­ever and a gift of great docility made himgood clay. He was cool and handled him­self and . the ball well. Mr. Stagg pickedon him almost from the start to be signal­caller and ball-passer. In a few weeks hetaught him to carry the ball on one pl�y­a buck through center for a needed yard.About the same time he found him a cleverand reliable punter and a fair forwardpasser-unexpected qualities. He did notget the distance that Higgins' boot couldlend, but his kicks went high and clearand let his ends down under them. Allin all,' he was a real find and rounded outa backfield that gave much promise. JayChappell, another sophomore, showed goodpep and ability as a substitute for Blocki,who could be relied on if the light youngsterwere injured.The line crystallized toward the center.Bre1os, of course, was a fixture at left end,although he might have had to turn quarterback if Blocki had not simplified matters.McDonald, after some competition withHinkle and Kahn, hung on to the right wingjob. "Y oung Red" Jackson early demon­strated as much ability as his captainbrother .and was counted on at left tackle.The Old Man was worried about the othertackle until "Stew" Cochran came out andclinched the berth. The central part ofthe line was a brow-furrower for a longwhile. There were "Dutch" Gorgas, Reber,Lou Kahn, Gale Moulton, Mellin and Bond­zinski to consider. Bondy was pretty sureof his old job at left guard. Mellin droppedout early with a caved knee. Gorgas wasshifted from guard, at which position he hadplayed in 1916, to center, where he provedfar superior to Reber, the freshman centerof the year before. "Dutch" was more ofthe Old Man's type-hard and rangy-anda more accurate passer. This left Reber,Moulton and Kahn to fight for the rightguard honors. After a struggle, Moulton,though the lightest of the three, won out.Thus, before the third week was over,the team looked pretty well picked for good,the line-up running as follows: Bre1os, captain, left end; Jackson, left tackle; Bond­zinski, left guard}. Gorgas, center; Moulton,right guard; Cochran, right tackle; Mc­Donald right end; Blocki, quarter back;Rouse 'left half; Elton, right half; Higgins,full back. The line averaged a little lessthan 180 pounds from end to end, a prettyhusky array. Behind the line, Higgins'212 pounds helped bear up the 165's ofRouse and Elton and the 149 of Blocki.This combination showed signs of being afair team. There was no star besides Hig­gins, although Rouse might develop andJackson seemed real stuff. The old Chicagofight was there, which was the main pointof encouragement. The chief element ofdiscouragement was the painful scarcity ofsubstitutes. Take away the eleven menmentioned and there were left as possibil­ities only Reber and Mellin (whenever heshould get well) for the heavy line posi­tions; Hinkle for an end in a pinch; Kahn asgeneral utility man; Chappell as quarterback.The Old Man set to work on t.he meagermaterial, which looked high in qualityalthough green and low in quantity. Manysay he is at his best with a small squad.Certainly he worked wonders with the fif­teen men with whom he could deal in thefour weeks preceding the first game. Hewelded the eleven chosen ones into a hard­grinding, determined, fighting team. Heeven made each regular a substitute as well,as is his custom. Jackson learned to playfull back; Gorgas learned to play guard andtackle; Kahn learned to play half back,tackle, guard and end; Reber learned to playcenter and guard, and so on. When themachine got to operating smoothly, hetaught it shifts,·· simple ones at first andthen more complex ones. Chiefly" hetaught it a splendid defensive game.Carleton College of Northfield, Minn.,which had been the Maroon Bull Run in1916, was scheduled to open the seasonagain. 'The date set was October 6. Aweek before that time, when things werestill high up in the air, the Old Man an­nounced-not without a pleased smi1e­that Carleton had cancelled the contest be­cause the Minnesota school opened too lateto permit the disciplining of a football teamin time for the Chicago game. The Minne­sota colleges; it seemed, had agreed to openlater than usual in order to permit the'students a maximum opportunity to workon the farms. There was joy amid thegloom; for this cancellation meant anotherweek of work on oiling up the engine.On October 13 the only possible elevenmet McGugin's Vanderbilt team. Hard asChicago had been hitVanderbilt by the war, Vander-bilt had been hitharder. The coach had had to pull a teamtogether by selective conscription. His ladswere scrappy and jovial, but hopelessly lightand green. McGugin was a prince of a80 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEfellow and his men were almost as - amiableand full of pep. The weather - suah waspowful cold when they-all hit town andthey like to died when they saw snow outof the train windows. Well, the Maroonswon; 48 to 0, and had little trouble indoing so. In the fir st, few minutes theChicago line showed that it could lift thelight southerners and let the backs throughfor gain at will. There were two forwardpasses tossed in the course of the after­noon. Both were thrown by Vanderbiltand both failed. The Maroon used a simpleshift with three or four variations-sevenplays all told. Nothing more than straightfootball was used (or could have been byChicago, probably). The steam roller drovedown the field and let Blocki over throughGorgas' legs for the first touchdown ofthe year in the first five minutes of play.From then on it was simply a matter ofcounting the points. The Commodoresmade a fine stand in the third quarter andheld Chicago scoreless, even threatening toscore at one time, when Rouse fumbled apunt. A forward pass across the goal linefailed, though, and ended the suspense.Higgins made two touchdowns on linebucks, following processions down the field.Rouse offered a little diversion in the sec­ond quarter by sprinting through a holein tackle and dodging twenty-five yards tothe goal line. Higgins, Rouse and Chappellscored in the usual way in the final period.Jackson kicked all of the goals but thethird.This game meant little. Vanderbilt wastoo light and green to be termed real oppo­sition. A game had been won, however,and most folks thought it would be thefirst and last won during the season.Purdue opened the Conference season thefollowing Saturday. Advance dope spelledthe Lafayette chancesPurdue in large letters. Onpaper and in practicethe Boilermakers looked good. When theygot out on the field they looked rotten.Coach O'Donnell had a fair line but nobackfield. The Maroons won again, 27 to 0,and qualified for serious consideration fromall football enthusiasts. The eleven chosenones made good with a vengeance-withoutbrilliance, but with steady, powerful co­operation and dogged persistence. Creditfor the victory is due to the even operationof the whole machine. The line in par­ticular charged and blocked in great fashion.The defensive work of Higgins and Eltonhelped, too. On offense Charlie Higginswas the star. Three of the four touch­downs bear his name, and the fourth cameas a result of a thirty-five-yard forward passwhich he threw to Brelos. After a doubleinterchange of punts in the first quarter,the Chicago engine got to puffing regularly.A drive started on the Maroon thirty-three­yard line and ended when Higgins broke loose on the Purdue twenty-five-yard line,shook off half a dozen tacklers and stampedacross for the first touchdown. In the sec­ond period the Boilermaker line grew stub­born after the Maroons had brought the balldown to the ten-yard-line on line plunges.Higgins tried a forward pass and Markleyintercepted it and carried it back to hisfive-yard-line. Allen punted out and Rousecarried the ball back thirty yards on abrilliant run. Line drives put the ball whereHiggins could carry it across on a five-yardbuck. Big was twisted when he hit theline, but forced his way over backwards,pushing two men behind him. The thirdtouchdown followed shortly afterward onHiggins' beautiful pass to Bre1os. Thethird period was scoreless. A minute afterthe final quarter opened, Higgins intercepteda forward pass and ran fifty-five yards fora touchdown. Jackson missed the thirdgoal.Northwestern came next-Northwestern,who had dragged the Maroon banner in thedust the year beforeNorthwestern and, was returningwith most of its oldteam intact to trample on that banner;Chicago's showing against Purdue hadawakened in the Purple hearts a suddenrespect. The dope, however, was all N orth­western's way. Even with Brightmire outof the game with a cracked ankle bone, thepowerful Underhill - Ellingwood - Koehlerbackfield combination looked as good asanything in the West. All but one of thelinemen had' seen service before the 1917season. Crane, pulled back from end to fillup the backfield, had won a letter in 1915.The game was fiercely fought ·throughout.Chicago's fight in the line won out, 7 to O.The score was a fair indication of therelative merits of the teams. Numerouspenalties for over-anxiety, resulting in hold­ing and offside, marred the play. Particu­larly they threatened to ruin Chicago'schances to win; for twice holding peria ltiesthrew cold water in the face of scoringhopes a few yards before the goal line. Atthe end of the first half the Evanston dele­gation had the shade. The wiser ones,however, argued that the more powerful,harder fighting line of Chicago would de­cide the contest. It proved so. The Ma­roons came back from Old Man Stagg'sbiting lecture ready to play a differentgame. They started their driving machinein stronger, faster fashion. The half backsshot out like piercing pistons; the linecharged like a crushing roller. A drive thatstarted immediately after the kick-off wasstopped by a fifteen-yard penalty after fortyyards of progress. A second one provedfatal. Starting on their own forty-three­yard line after a long punt of Ellingwood's,the Maroons slammed the Purple wall timeand again, making first down after firstdown. Two bucks by Higgins from theTHE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEthree-yard line finished the "push." Jacksonkicked goal. Northwestern's come-backwas immediate and powerful. Thrice theM urphyites made first down by inches, onceon line bucks and twice as the result ofshort passes. A forward pass from Koehlerto Underhill put the ball in the dangerzone. Then with Northwestern's hopessurging mountain high, Higgins interposedhis huge frame between a pass, going fromUnderhill to.Ellingwood, and brought down 81the Evanston house of cards in a sad, flatjumble. The game practically ended here.For the rest of the fourth quarter Chicagomerely further demonstrated its superiority.Even when the Maroon backs failed to getacross the line they gained one or twoyards, thus showing that the forwards werecharging through on every play. A par­ticularly interesting feature of the battlewas the fact that only eleven Chicago menparticipa ted."CHICAGO"INSURANCE MENThe fact that these are all Chicago men insures safety, integrity, helpful, courteous service.In favoring THEM you are favoring YOURSELF.(Arranged Alphabetically)C. F. Axelson, '07 TEL. WABASH 3720SPECIAL AGENTNorthwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.900 The RookeryTelephone Wabash 1800Bert H. Bad-enoch, '09SPECIAL AGENTNorthwestern MutualLife Insurance Company969 The Rookery Tel. Wabash 1800Norman L. & Wm. 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Thayer, Ex '85INSURANCEI n All I ts BranchesCorn Exchange Bank Bldg. Fidelity and Casualty134 S. LaSalle St. Chicago Company of New YorkTelephone Main 510082 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEMost of even the most ardent ones feltafter the Northwestern game that thegreatest possible ex-Illinois pectation had beenrealized, Few be-lieved in a victory over Illinois, who haddowned Wisconsin and looked to bestronger than ever-loaded with materialand capable as usual in the forward passinggame. Against Purdue and Northwesternthe Maroons had shown no defense againstpasses. Both of the enemy teams had aver­aged better than 50 per cent effectivenesson their air assaults. It looked like thesame old story of no defense against theaerial game. But the Old Man laughedat the world and did wonders in a weekin his silent way. In the five days of drillbefore the Illinois game there was riot asingle offensive scrimmage. The Old Mansimply sent the freshmen to throw passesat the varsity hour after hour. In thosefive days he perfected -frorn next to nothinga defense against the brilliant passing gameof Bob Zuppke. Those who had seen theprevious games were astounded at the facil­ity with which the Maroons broke up morethan three-fourths of the Orange and Bluepasses. The foxy Zuppke even compli­cated matters the more by sending Kleinaround the end occasionally from forwardpass formation, thus forcing the Maroonsto protect against both �n end run and for­ward passes, which is a large-size job foreleven men. The game was one of thehardest and cleanest fought ever seen onStagg Field. Illinois had the edge onoffense. Why not, when the Old Man hadhad to spend all of his time on defense?There was one supreme moment. In themiddle of the last quarter KIehl shot outa long forward pass and Nichols, clearacross the field, leaped into the air andcaught it. The Maroon defense was scat­tered to cover every possible receiver.Nichols, stiff-armed two tacklers away andsped down the east sideline. On the Chi­cago twenty-yard-line a third tackler hithim, but could not stop him. Seven yardsfarther he ran and then was pulled downat last. Immediately Nichols hurled an­other pass. Halas caught it, and gainedfive yards. Larrimer tried the line and gotonly two yards. On the third down Nicholscalled for a trick spread play, at the cul­mination of which he drove at center�forAn intelligent person may earn $100 monthlycorresponding for newspapers; $40 to $50monthly in spare time; experience unneces­sary; no canvassing; subjects suggested. Sendfor particulars. National Press Bureau, Room2514, Buffalo, N. Y. The First NationalBank of ChicagoOrganized in 1863, was the eighthnational bank to receive the ap­proval of the Federal Government.During half a century its growthhas been coincident with that ofChicago and that vast area of whichit is the commercial center.THE bank's capital in 1863 was $205,-000; today the bank has capitaland surplus of $20,000,000. In 1863the first published statement showeddeposits of $273,000; deposits at theend of 1916 were $176,000,000.THE Bank's business is internationalin scope and under its divisionalorganization customers come intoclose personal contact with officersfamiliar with financial requirements intheir specific lines.THE First National Bank of Chi-cago welcomes and appreciatesaccounts of responsible people, believ­ing that its extensive clientele, de­veloped by consistent, considerateservice, is splendid endorsement ofthe agreeable and satisfactory facili­ties accorded to customers.Northwest Corner Dearbornand Monroe StreetsJames B. Forgan Frank O. WetmoreChairman of the Board President 'A REVIEW OF THE FOOTBALL SEASONonly two yards. Fourth down and one togo on the four-yard line. First down meanta touchdown and the game. Nichols calledon Charpier - Charpier, the 203-pound"Tank," who had been heralded as an evenfoil for Higgins. Nichols evidently did notrealize that Chicago had been taught howto stop the "Tank" by going for his feet.Gorgas had done most of the work in thisline and now, with able assistance, did itagain. Charpier hit the center of the lineand stopped dead. The ball went over andHiggins punted out of danger. On twoother occasions the Illini threatened via theplace kick route. But Ingwersen was tooutterly poor in a pinch to call the threatsserious. Chicago tried a score once by wayof Blocki's toe. The drop kick missed byinches. The referee did his best for Illinois-unintentionally, no doubt. Once he per­mitted five downs on the thirty-yard line.On the fifth Ingwersen made one of hisattempts at a field goal. If he had suc­ceeded there would have been fireworks.Later he passed over an attempt to resub­stitute Lovejoy illegally. The penaltyshould have been half the distance to thegoal posts, and Illinois was on the Maroonthirty-five-yard line at the time. Illinois,slight superiority on offense was more thanoffset by Chicago's wonderful defensiveplay and there is every reason to say thatthe Maroons had a better team on the fieldthan the Illini. It was a beautifully oper­ating unit, full of fight and power. It isno prompting of enthusiasm which leadsme to say-with support from inside sourcesand evidence from personal glances at thebest of the Conference teams-that theChicago team in the third quarter of theIllinois game was the best team in theBig Ten Conference at that time.After the Illinois game it dropped waydown the list. There is only one plausibleexplanation in addition to the temperamen­tal difficulties mentioned in the openingparagraphs. Until the final period of theIllinois battle no Chicago man had hadto call time out for a real injury. Old ManStagg, always forced to nurse a few choicemen along with extreme care, had handledhis handful of material with motherly ten­derness. He had done everything possibleto keep them in excellent physical condi­tion, even to prescribing half an hour ofcalisthenics every night. As remarkedabove, eleven men had been able to playthe whole, hard-fought Northwestern game.In the middle of the fourth quarter of theIllinois contest, however, something entirelyunavoidable happened. "Stew" Cochran,playing a great game at right tackle, dovethrough and met an Illini boot with hisright eye. He bled a bit but wanted tostick in the game. Dr. Reed and JohnnyJohnson pulled him out. An X-ray a fewdays later showed that he had suffered afracture of the right cheek bone close tothe nose and immediately beneath the eye. The Corn Exchange- National Bankof ChicagoCapital . . $3,000,000Surplus and Profits, 7,000,000OFFICERSERNEST A. HAMILL, PresidentCHARLES L. HUTCHINSON, Vice-PresidentCHAUNCEY J. BLAIR, Vice-PresidentD. A. MOULTON, Vice-President.OWEN T. REEVES, JR., Vice-PresidentJ. EDWARD MAASS, Vice-PresidentFRANK W. SMITH, SecretaryJAMES G. WAKEFIELD, CashierLEWIS E. GARY, Assistant CashierEnw ARD F. SCHOENBECK, Ass't CashierDIRECTORSCHARLES H. WACKER MARTIN A. RYERSONCHAUNCEY B. BORLANDEDWARD B. BUTLER CHARLES H. HULBURDBEN J AMIN CARPENTER CLYDE M. CARRWATSON F. BLAIRCHARLES L. HUTCHINSON EDWARD A. SHEDDERNEST A. HAMILLJ. HARRY SELZ ROBERT J. THORNEForeign Exchange Letters of CreditCable Transfers3% Paid on Savings Deposits 8384 THE UNIVER$lTY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEThe injury was not serious, but certainlyput him out of the running for the season.Here was a big cog gone from the machine.That machine had been worked as a unitfor weeks. I t had learned to act as aunit and therein had been its success. RalphDePalma entered the 500-mile auto derbyheld at the Speedway last June. He ledat 100 miles and at 200' miles and 300 miles.Then, suddenly, tire trouble forced him intothe pit for repairs. Before he could re-tirehe had lost too much time and efficiencyto hope to catch up in the waning race.Cochran was Old Man Stagg's tire. Hisloss threw the whole machine out of gearand the men were not numerous nor cleverenough to permit of readjustment in theshort space of time allowed. Moulton haddropped out after the Northwestern gamebecause of illness, but Mellin had been ableto fill the guard position almost as well.This substitution was not difficult. Drop­ping a tackle, however, was very serious.It meant that the Old Man had to callupon his last two reserve linemen, Reberand Kahn. Neither had shown much ability.Kahn especially had been a disappointment.Reber suffered principally from fat, forwhich he could hardly be gravely censured .:The reorganization was started in the twoweeks permitted for practice before theMinnesota game. Reber proved, candidly,the lesser of the evils, and the Old Manput him in at center. This shifted Gorgasto guard, a position at which he was farless effective than he was at center. Itfurther shifted Mellin, a green man at best,from guard to tackle, a berth of whosebumps he knew little. The machine wasthrown out of gear, as said before, andeverything went wrong, particularly withthe line. The herein harped-on tempera­ment got in its whacks with great gusto andthe effects were sorry.The team went up to Minnesota, andeverybody, including most of the interestedpersons in Minne-Minnesota apolis, expected ahard fight. Therewas nothing like a fight from theword go. The final score was' Minne-CHICAGO COLLEGIATEBUREAU OF OCCUPATIONSPositions Filled-Trained Women PlacedA Y {Secretary ,re 00 Editorial Writera Institutional ManagerHousehold Economic ExpertDo You Need Laboratory AssistantResearch WorkerRoom 1002 Stevens Bldg.17 N. State Street Central 5336 Paul H� Davis & �om'pangWeare anxious to serve you inyour selection of high grade in­vestments. We specialize in un­listed stocks and bonds-quo­tations on reque t.PAUL H. DAVIS. '11.N. Y. Life Bldg.- CHICAGO - Rand. 2281sota, 33; Chicago, o. The real state­ment of affairs would read somewhat asfollows: Minnesota, lBB; Chicago team, 0,plus H'igg ins, 100, equals Minnesota, 33;Chicago o. That makes Higgins almost asgood as the whole Minnesota team, whichis a slight exaggeration, for Hauser andEcklund combined would overbalance Higa bit and the rest of the eleven should getsome credit at least. The valuation of theChicago team at zero is the result of bal­ancing the minus 75 of the line with- theplus 75 of Elton, Rouse and Blocki. Thedefeat was the most humiliating in Chicagofootball history; for never before had aMaroon team failed to make first down ina game. The ball never got into Minnesotaterritory. The Gophers were forced to puntonce in the whole game. Gophers camethrough the line singly, in pairs and inbunches. They sifted through and steam­rollered through, drove over and droveunder the Chicago forwards. Of course,Hauser in particular and Ecklund are veryhard men to stop--perhaps the best braceof tackles in the country-but even so therewas little excuse for the complete failureof the Chicago linemen. The Maroon line­men thought they were fighting. To aman they stated after the game that theyhad never worked so hard before. Thetruth, is that they did not fight-not thatthey are falsifying about it, but that theywere suffering from physical hallucinations,if such things are possible. If they hadfought they would not have come out ofthe game untired. They were simply toppleddisgracefully, and it is stated here that themachine was out of gear and that thatthrew the whole morale of the team to theseven winds. Temperament is the onlything that can be blamed for the utter routof the Minnesota game; the Maroons werenot temperamentally capable of rapid read­justment. Richards of Wisconsin says thatOld Man Stagg has not and never did havea defense against the Minnesota shift, inti­mating at the same time that he has. TheOld Man confesses that he had no defenseagainst the Minnesota shift on NovemberA REVIEW OF .THE FOOTBALL SEASON 8517, but it certainly was not his fault. Hig­gins was valued at 100 above. Coach Wil­liams said after the game that .his men hadlittle trouble in getting through the Chi­cago line, but when they had done thatthey always bumped into Higgins, who con­tinually handled anywhere from one to fourmen. Concisely stated, Hig played analmost miraculous defensive game, quali­fying for rank with the best defensiveplayers in football history. A Chicagooffensive was impossible. Two or threeGophers were through the line and on topof the back as soon as he had received theball. Not only was that true, but a manrunning with the ball was forced to buckhis own linemen, who were falling back 011him, as well as the opposing linemen. For­ward passes gained little for Minnesotaand the touchdowns were made throughthe line and around the ends, with Hauserleading the way to all but the last.Nobody thought that the Old Man couldovercome the effects of the complete demor­alization at Minneap-Wisconsin olis in the five daysof practice in terven­ing before the final game with Wisconsin.Superhuman powers would have beennecessary for the completion of such atask. To make matters worse, MacDonald,the last member of the original right wingof the line, suffered a caved knee in theMonday practice session. Hinkle, the onlyMENWANTED!The Federal Sign System (Elec­tric) is looking for FOUR 1917 grad­uates to enter its employ with theidea of starting a two years' studentcourse with pay.These men will be trained in alldepartments of our business with theultimate plan of placing them in exe­cutive positions in its Branch Officesthroughout the country. 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The Maroons, shotto pieces as they were, outplayed the Badg­ers decisively everywhere but in the air.Luck ran like a torrent in Wisconsin's favor.Simpson's field goal, made in the first fiveminutes, was made possible because thewet ball slipped out of Rouse's hands whenhe was attempting to catch a punt. Linedrives made a first down, but could notmake another, and Simpson drop-kickedbeautifully from the thirty-five-yard line.The first touchdown was almost earned,although an intercepted pass led up to it.The second touchdown' was definitely afluke. Higgins threw a short forward passdirectly to Carpenter when a Chicago man..:i Here is your opportunity to insure against:: embarrassing errors in spelling, pronuncia­:! tion, and choice of words. Know the mean­:: ing of puzzling war terms. Increase your effi­:: ciency, which results in power and success...i:..i: WEBSTER'SNEW INTERNATIONALDICTIONARY is an all-knowing teacher, a universalquestion answerer, made to meet your needs. 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These facts, however, can neverbe quite gainsaid, that Wisconsin had nooffense except through forward passes; thatthe Wisconsin line was held at least evenby the Chicago line; that the Chicago back­field was far better than the Wisconsinbackfield. The break of the game came inthe middle of the second quarter whenChicago failed to make first down by incheson the Wisconsin twelve-yard line. Afifteen-yard penalty had forced Simpson topunt out from behind his goal line. Chi­cago got the ball on the twenty-two yardline. Higgins and Rouse made seven yardsin two downs. On the third down Higginsgained two 'yards. On the fourth he gainedtwo feet and six inches and the ball wentover. The score at the time was 3 to 0and the Maroons were definitely outplayingWisconsin. Now for the queer part of thegame. The facts mentioned above wouldinfluence one to believe that Chicago should have won. It should. The game went tothe Badgers because they got all of thebreaks and because something happened toHiggins. What that something was prob­ably nobody will ever know. On Fridayhe threw forward passes with gasping accu­racy. The Old Man says that Rig is oneof the most beautiful and accurate passersthe game has seen in years. This con­ceded; what under heaven should have ledhim to throw the ball without exceptionto Wisconsin men instead of to his own?That is exactly what happened. Half ofthe time the Maroon ends and backs werecovered; but the rest of the time the-y werenot, and Higgins did not throw to them.With his noted accuracy he picked his mantime and again, but that man was on theWisconsin team almost invariably. All ofthe scores but the first one were madepossible by the interception of Higgins'passes. Carpenter's touchdown was typical.Rig threw directly to him instead of to aChicago man alongside. Why? There havebeen explanations offered. The mostrational one would sound "fishy" to anyonewho did not know the entire evidence, andso is not quoted here. But don't blameHiggins. That is authoritative. Don't evenblame temperament entirely.Higgins undoubtedly was the individualstar of the team. He deserves very graveconsideration as a candidate for all-Ameri­can fullback, although the odds are thatBurlinQtonRoutesr, Paul. MinneapolisThe Natural Route-It Follows the RiverPhone Bandolph 311 '7A.. �. PURL, General Agent, Passenger Department141 So. Clark St. Cor. A.damstoA REVIEW OF THE FOOTBALL SEASON 87E. BurnhamCoiffures 1917Beautiful and NovelEftects Mr. Camp, if he picks a team at all, will findit hard to look farther west than Pennsyl­vania. Rig stands as the best defensiveman in the country, bar none and conflictingstatements unheeded. It is very much toobad that he should have had to leave theWisconsin game at the end of the thirdquarter, unable to complete the season inwhich he had performed so splendidly. Akick in the head and a wrench of his neck,coupled with his low vitality brought on bysickness, urged the Old Man to call himout of the contest. His injury was slight.He was dazed for a moment and forced totake time out on his back, the first time aChicago man had been laid out on his backduring the year (even Cochran had not lefthis feet). As he left the field, the crowdon both sides of the gridiron gave him afine ovation. He deserved it and more. Afew minutes later Bondzinski had to taketime out for a similar cause. These twoinstances, occurring in the final minutes ofthe final game, are the only ones to mara remarkable record of Chicago physicalendurance.To end a long story, one can say withthe consent of the Old Man that the 1917football season was a success, more of asuccess, decidedly, than was the 1916 sea­son If the original machine had been ableto go through the year the story mighthave been a great one. It is too bad thatthis could not have happened. 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