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in saying that I am entirely satisfied with what I saw and heard of the bells, and I am sure that they will equally give you satisfaction.”
HILGARD HALL That Hilgard Hall should be the name of the second unit of the agricultural group, now being built from the University Building Bonds at an estimated cost of $350,000, was voted by the Regents on April 11, in pursuance of recommendation by President Wheeler and the Council of Agriculture, the name being chosen in honor of Eugene Woldemar Hilgard, for thirty-one years, from 1874 to 1905, head of the Department of Agriculture, as Professor, Dean of the College of Agriculture, and Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station.
NEW LOCKER SYSTEM Of recent years gymnasium work has been required only of Freshmen. Beginning with August, 1916, Sophomores as well as Freshmen must devote two hours a week to work in the Department of Physical Education. This will increase the men taking such prescribed work from approximately a thousand to approximately sixteen hundred. Since even this year all the two thousand lockers were assigned, it has been found necessary to change the locker system. At an expense of $7000 “box lockers” are to be installed in the Harmon Gymnasium, so that the gymnasium apparel of a great number of students can be kept in comparatively small space under the care of the gymnasium attendants.
Those who use the gymnasium will then carry the small box locker and its contents to the larger dressing-room lockers which will be used for their ordinary clothes during the time they are exercising.
WHITAKER'S FOREST In 1910 Horace Whitaker gave to the University 320 acres of land in the Sierras, near Badger, east of Visalia, on which grows a fine stand of the
uoia gigantea (the “big tree'') and other California forest trees. Through the kind cooperation of the United States Bureau of Forestry the Regents have now arranged that the forest ranger within whose district Whitaker's Forest lies shall act as custodian for Whitaker's Forest. The present custodian is Mr. Albert E. Redstone. The Regents on March 14, 1916, voted to have the following resolutions posted at Whitaker's Forest:
“Resolved, That the following rules be and they are hereby adopted for Whitaker's Forest:
1.1. Whitaker's Forest shall be held in its present condition for forestry investigation and research connected with that branch
of instruction as taught in the University of California, and shall be preserved and continued as a park and pleasure resort for the people of California.
2. No whiskey or other intoxicating liquors shall ever be sold or dispensed on said premises.
“3. Whitaker's Forest shall be open to well-behaved persons for use as a public park for campers, without charge for said use for camping purposes, subject to such regulations as may be made by the Regents of the University of California governing persons while camped on said Whitaker's Forest.
««4. Whitaker's Forest shall not be used for a stock range, but campers may keep thereon the necessary stock for their camping purposes.
65. No Sequoia or Redwood trees growing or that may grow on said premises shall be felled or cut down.
“6. The lands hereinabove described shall be known as and called “Whitaker's Forest.'”
CHANGE IN TREASURERSHIP 1. W. Hellman, Jr., Treasurer of the Regents since January 13, 1903, in a letter of March 27, 1916, addressed to Governor Johnson as President of the Board of Regents, tendered his resignation as Treasurer of the Regents. At a meeting of the Board on April 11, 1916, Mr. Hellman's resignation was accepted, and as his successor was appointed Mr. Mortimer Fleish hacker of San Francisco, President of the Anglo-California Trust Company.
Regent Livingston Jenks and Regent John M. Perry have become Regents ex officio for another year through reëlection as President of the Mechanics Institute and President of the State Agricultural Society, respectively.
CHINESE STUDENTS PROSPER That the careers being achieved in China by the young China. men who have studied at the University of California and then returned to their native land average far higher in brilliancy and rapidity of success than the careers of American graduates of the University who have stayed in America is the striking fact made evident by a booklet on “California Alumni in China,” recently issued in Peking by the China Alumni Association of the University of California, recently organized by Hon. Julean H. Arnold, '02, Commercial Attaché of the United States for China and Japan. Among the positions which these California alumni and former students have filled in recent years in China are those of Financial Adviser to the Chinese Government, of Minister of Justice, of Minister of Finance, of Minister of Education, of Minister of Agriculture, of Member of Parliament, of chief engineer or general manager of great railroad, manufacturing and trading companies, and of president of or professors in universities.
HONORS FOR A CLASSICAL GRADUATE A student trained in the classics at Berkeley has been officially declared the best scholar in the Princeton Graduate School. Each year the Princeton faculty awards the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fel. lowship, of $1000 per annum, to that student of the Princeton Graduate School "who, in the judgment of the Princeton Uni. versity Faculty, shall have evinced the highest scholarly excellence in his graduate work during the year." For 1916-17 this Fellowship has been awarded to Shirley Howard Weber, a graduate of 1907 of the University of California, and M.A., '14, the first student of the classics who has ever won the Jacobus Fellowship.
CHARTER DAY George Edgar Vincent, President of the University of Minnesota, delivered the annual Charter Day address in the Greek Theatre on the morning of March 23. That afternoon the cornerstone was laid of Benjamin Ide Wheeler Hall, the new $700,000 white granite classroom building which was the first structure to be begun from the $1,800,000 of University Building Bonds voted by the people of California. Regent John A. Britton presided, as Chairman of the Committee on Grounds and Buildings. President Oscar Sutro, in behalf of the Alumni, and Professor Armin 0. Leuschner, in behalf of the faculty, voiced the appreciation of all the members of the University for the great constructive work which President Wheeler has wrought in his seventeen years of service as President of the University. In responding, President Wheeler told something of his faith and hopes for the University.
President Vincent, after giving the Charter Day address, also delivered a series of lectures, on April 12, 14, 17, 19, and 21, in Berkeley, under the auspices of the Pacific Theological Seminary, on the E. T. Earl Foundation, on “Self and Society."
FACULTY RESEARCH LECTURE On Charter Day evening, also, Dr. Frederick Parker Gay, Professor of Pathology, delivered the Fourth Annual Faculty Research Lecture, speaking on “The Contribution of Medical Science to Medical Art, as Shown in the Study of Typhoid Fever” and telling of the results which he and his colleagues here have achieved of late in the fight against typhoid—the discovery, in association with Dr. J. N. Force, of a skin-reaction test by which immunity to typhoid may be determined; the improvement, in collaboration with Dr. Edith J. Claypole, of the methods of immunization against typhoid by vaccination with an immune serum; and the development of a new method of treatment of typhoid by an immune serum, the result of which is that in forty per cent of cases the disease is brought to an end within two weeks after treatment is begun, while under former methods of treatment the disease practically always dragged on much longer, and far more frequently resulted fatally. The three prior annual Faculty Research Lecturers were Director W. W. Campbell, Professor J. C. Merriam, and Professor A. O. Leuschner.
THE SENIORS SPEAK Each year President Wheeler invites to speak at the closing University Meeting those members of the Senior Class whom he deems of special credit to the University as representative leaders in undergraduate life. The Senior speakers at the University Meeting of April 28 were Alice Vira Georgeson of Eureka, President of the Associated Women Students; Charles Edward Street, Jr., of San Francisco, President of the Associated Students and a college baseball player; Leslie Hollis Brigham of Casa Verdugo, yell-leader; Lloyd Nelson Hamilton of Oakland, editor of the Blue and Gold, and General Chairman for the Student Labor Day celebrated on February 29; Hazel Halma Havermale of El Centro and Los Angeles, editor of the Occident, the student literary monthly; Matthew Emery Hazeltine of San Jose, President of the Senior Class, and football player; Robert Mack Light of Berkeley, member of Phi Beta Kappa, successful in passing the Rhodes Scholarships examination, and student actor; Josephine Miller of Berkeley, Chairman of the Women's Division of the Students' Welfare Committee; Osgood Murdock of San Francisco, editor of the “Daily Californian”; Theodore Lunt Preble of Berkeley, track captain, and member of the Committee on Student Affairs; William Sears Rainey of San Francisco, President of the English Club and student actor; Jean Carter Witter of Oakland, VicePresident of the Associated Students and General Chairman for Senior Week; and Ennis Casselberry Woodruff of Redlands, not only an athlete, but also a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, and also of Phi Beta Kappa, the scholarship honor society, which seldom honors an engineering student by election to membership.
Another speaker was Floyd Wayne Stewart, just elected President of the Associated Students for 1916-17. Three other students would have been invited to speak as amply deserving the honor, had they not already spoken at a University Meeting during the present term, namely, Paul L. Fussell of Pasadena, the debater, who represented the University with the Ford Peace Expedition; Thomas Edwards Gay of Sacramento, secretary of the Undergraduate Student Affairs Committee, and Miss Jean Queenie Watson of Oakland, Chairman of the Women's Division of the Student Affairs Committee. Philip Conley of Madera, editor of the “Californian,” was not included in the list thus honored solely because he had already been honored with an invitation to speak at the Commencement Exercises.
A THOUSAND DEGREES Altogether 1080 degrees were conferred at Commencement, or double the number conferred at Commencement five years ago. The Bachelor's degree was conferred on 785 persons, as compared with 382 five years ago; the Master's degree on 149, as compared with 73 five years ago, and the degree of Ph.D. on 22, as compared with 6 five years ago; the degree of J.D. on 22, of Graduate in Pharmacy on 33, of Bachelor of Pharmacy on 2, of Doctor of Dental Surgery on 29, on LL.B. on 8 graduates of the Hastings College of the Law, and of Doctor of Medicine on 29. The bachelor's degrees were distributed among the various colleges as follows: Agriculture, 87; Chemistry, 6; Civil Engineering, 33; Commerce, 39; Mechanics, 36; Mining, 12; Letters and Science, 572.
The honorary degree of LL.D. was conferred at Commencement upon James Ford Rhodes of Boston, the historian, and John Maxson Stillman, '74, a member of the faculty of the University of California from 1874 to 1881, and since 1891 a member of the Stanford faculty, where he is now Professor of Chemistry and Vice-President.
The University Medal, awarded yearly to the “most distinguished scholar of the graduating class, was given to Miss Kathleen Harnett, '16, of Long Beach, a Senior in the College of Letters and Science.
COMMENCEMENT WEEK Commencement was held in the Greek Theatre on Wednesday morning, May 17, the speakers being Lens Meta Schafer of Modesto, Philip Conley of Madera, and Paul Longstreth Fussell of Pasadena, representing the recipients of Bachelor's degrees, and Lieutenant Hugh Samuel Johnson, U. S. Military Academy, '03,