Caption: Book - Overview of University of Illinois for Chicago Alumni (1926)
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DIRECTORY OF ILLINOIS MEN
IN CHICAGO AND VICINITY
been paid in full out of 21,10.0 pledges made to the Stadium Fund, and within thirty or sixty days probably another 500 to 1,000 subscribers will join the paid in full list. There remains an indebtedness of $160,000 (as of July 1, 1926) which must be paid off by collections to be made from the July 1st maturity and any subsequent maturities, and also from overdue Stadium installments. The Executive Committee is firm in its faith that the subscribers will within a reasonable time meet these delinquent accounts and make it possible to meet this remaining indebtedness, and thus complete the first great gift of alumni and students to their Alma Mater. It will be well for all Stadium subscribers, particularly those football fans living in Chicago and vicinity, to keep in mind the fact that the annual game with Chicago University will be played at Stagg Field on November 6, 1926. The rules and regulations for ticket allotments for the season of 1926, as published in the June issue of Stadium Notes, will govern the sale of tickets under the direction of Ticket Manager, W. H. Stohrer and his assistants. Ticket applications and information leaflets were sent out during the latter part of August, 1926. As the tickets for the Chicago game are limited, we urge the Paid-inFull subscribers to order early so as to be among those who get tickets. During the present summer, the University and the Athletic Association have agreed to co-operate in the laying of paving and sidewalk approaches to the Stadium, which will vastly improve and facilitate the comfortable handling of the large crowds attending Homecoming and other games. Other improvements and additions to the Stadium have been made from time to time by the Athletic Association. Director Huff has in mind the addition of other facilities for the benefit of the student body. He wishes to install an ice-skating rink in the west great hall of the Stadium, to enclose the east great hall, arid to place a wood floor therein so that the hall may be used for intramural basketball and possibly for handball courts. Other football fields for practice must be tiled and sodded. Additional baseball diamonds and tennis courts must be provided for the increasing number of contests in the intramural department. These improvements are being paid for out of receipts from football games played in the Stadium. Thus the gift of the Memorial Stadium to the University by the alumni and students will result in greater facilities and benefits for the students who are to follow in the footsteps of those who have preceded them.
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