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Intemperance At A Minimum

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At Grand Rapids, Wednesday, 3rof. M. E. Cooley was interviewed )y the Grand Rapids Democrat re)orter relativo to the circular recenty distributed reflecting on the city and on the students, and without doubt he expressed the almost unanmous sentiment of the University Senate, relative to the much discussed pamphlet of Prof. Steere. The Democrat says, ".■. -' 'uT'.y!t:-r "Ji'v. n me ■ ' """' - - "' chair of mechanical engineéTín the University of Michigan, was seen by a reporter for The Democrat in the Morton yesterday. "Prof." is well known among the students and esteemed alike for his scholarly attainments and genial good-fellowship. Speaking of the order maintained by the university students he said: "University of Michigan men as a class are a self-respecting, dignified and studious body of men. They are diligent, earnest and vvell disposed. Formerly much adverse criticism was heaped upon thetn for their having been unintentionally involved in some unpleasant affairs, but that old-time prejudice has diecí out very largely and the students receive more considérate treatment at the hands of the citizens. They yield, in return, a higher regard for the wishes of others. The chief ambition of the average student to-day is to be a gentleman and a scholar. Good manners and good scholafship is the chief aim of each. "It is gratifying to one who has known the history of the college classes for a long term of years to mark how the feeling between the citizens and the students becomes more and more one of mutual regard. At the recent press convention in Ann Arbor some one distributed circulars advocating the adoption of the 'Five Mile Act,' an act by which it was proposed to prevent the sale of liquors within a radius of five miles of the university. h was thought the visiting editors would take hold of the matter and indorse the bilí. I am gratified to testify that the shame of intemperance is at a minimum among University men, and that its practice stigmatizes its victim so odiously that no student can afford to indulge in it. I am, also gratified to remark the indignation which Ann Arbor citizens at once expressed at the unnecessary affront to the sensibilities of students which the proposed measure implies. The citizens were first to denounce the circulars and to affirm the general abstemious character of the students among them. "There are 2,500 students in the University this year, and I am confident that a more courteous and industrious body of like chrracter can not be found in any institution of learning in the world." Prof. J. E. Rcighardt has been called out of town by the death of his mother-in-law. The Journal Club is postponed for a week on account of his absence.


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