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No. 126.


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Forecast for Ann Arbor.-Friday,
fair and warmer.
University Observatory-Thursday,
7:00 p. m., temperature 24.8; maximum
temperature 24 hours preceding, 27.4;
minimum temperature 24 hours pre-
ceding, 17.8; wind velocity 13 miles
per hour.





sic, Costumes,
ig Are Factors
mitrarie Mary"
of All Union








Clever lines, tuneful music, pictur-
esque costumes and setting, excellent
acting, singing and dancing-this com-
bination makes "Contrarie Mary" the
best opera that the Michigan Union
has yet staged At least, this is what
al who heard it last evening are say-
ing. If the initial performance of Wed-
nesday left anything to be desired, that
was fulfilled in the second show last
night. All the little imperfections in-
cident to even a professional "first
night" had disappeared, and the whole
productionwas polished and smoothed
down to the perfect finished product.
Robert Beck has produced a libret-
to that is consistent in plot and full of
satisfying comedy and amusing lines.
Willis Diekema and Rowland Fixel
have written some songs that will long
be sung and whistled on the campus
The members of the cast -aquitted
themselves brilliantly agarn. G. M.
Moritz, as the leading lady was pretty
to look at, and wore some stunning
gowns with good effect. Durward'
Grimstead as Julienne was everything
sinuous and alluring. Joe Turpin
made a remarkable change from a me-
diaeval dame to a modern devotee of
the Tango. Paul Doherty danced with'
his usual lightness of foot, and R. M.
Parsons and Waldo Fellows scored
with their songs. LawrenceRClayton,
G. Ef. McConley and N. Wi. Reed did
some clever character acting, and the
students and girls and fat inn-keeper
were just as good as the rest. In brief,
:he whole show is a huge success.

MANY NOTABLES WILL SPEAK Lack of Railroad Facilities Prevents
The washouts on the railroad, due to
Glee Club Will Also Be Present at the flooded conditions in Ohio, prevent-
Celebration of A ysociation's ed the Wright Saxophone trio from ap-
pearing in time for the dance at the
"I'll Be There" is the slogan adopt- Michigan Union last evining. Word
. was not received from the musicians
ed by the banquet committee of the until time for the dancing to begin,
Chicago Alumni Association of the and most of the seventy-five couples
University of Michigan, for their silver were forced to return home disappoint
anniversary banquet on Tuesday ev- ed.


Mechanical Engineers Unable to Visit
Youngstown on Spring Jaunt,
After having made all arrangements
for the annual spring trip, the mechan-
ical engineering inspection party may
be forced. to change its plans on ac-
count of the floods in Ohio. The visit
to Youngstown, will very likely be
called off; and although Akron is not
so badly submerged, it is possible that
the conditions will prevent the inspec-
tion of the Goodrich Rubber company's
plant in that city.
Up to last night, 24 men had order-
ed tickets for the trip, and it is prob-
able that a few more will decide to go
at the last minute. The party will
leave next Thursday night.

Nine Blocks in Heart of Busine
Section Suffered from Fire;
$5,OOOOOO,0U Loss

ening, April 1, at the LaSalle hotel.
Judge Charles S. Cutting, who was
granted an honorary degree in 1907,
will preside as toastmaster. Pres. Har-
ry B. Hutchins will speak upon the
present condition of affairs at the Uni-
versity and Dr. Woodward, president
of the Carnegie Institution, will also
give an address,
Hiram S. Cody, '08, is preparing a
moving picture show, consisting of
some views of former athletic contests.
A reel of pictures reproducing the
Olympic games at Stockholm will also
be shown. The Glee and Mandolin
club will stop in Chicago on their way
to the Pacific coast to be present at
the banquet.

The trio were to have played at the
annual Sphinx Triangle dance which
will be held at the Union this evening.
The committee in charge of the matter
I announced last evening that the event
will be held nevertheless.
Women to Meet Today to Consider
Abolishing Social Function
and Devoting Ticket
Money to Ohio


(Bulletin-11:00 P. M.)
(Detroit News Service.)
DETROIT MICH.-A wire received here from chief of police of Dayton
states conditions there are greatly improved. Water is receding rapidly and
streets are becoming passable. Death list'at Dayton is now placed at 200.
Fires are under control and rescue work is proceeding rapidly.

Frenzied Students Seize Faint Hope
of Reaching Homes; Impossible
to Get Word From Families
in Midst of Great

. - (Bulletin-By Wireless, 3:00 A. M.)
DAYTON, 0.. (VI A. COLUMBUS)-Section of city 9 blocks long has been
wrecked by the fire. .Buildings believed to have suffered from fire Include
Court House, County Jail, new Y. M. C. A., Beckel Hotel, Callahan Bank, City
Bank, Central Union Telephone Co. block, and others. The fire loss is esti-
mated at $5,000,000.00.

(Detroit News Service.)
DETROIT, MICH.-A score of Michigan students whose parents live in
flooded districts made desperate efforts to board the relief train. The
permitting only members of crew aboard was strictly enforced, and it is
that none of the students were in the train when it departed.

Mass Meeting to be Held to Organize
Student Volunteers to Aid in
Reconstruction Work in
Stricken Districts
in Ohio.


us, Bucyrus, and Mt. Vernon
tations in Order and Talk to
Cal Plant; Water is Rising
at Buckeye State

fter three days of -fruitless efforts
;et into communication with the
I stricken cities in SOhio, success
tned the endeavors of the wireless
ator here yesterday morning and
munication was re-established be-
n the local station and Ohio State
rersity at Columbus, Bucyrus, and
Vernon, Ohio.
e wireless from Columbus stated
the broken aerial had been repair-
and big messages could be expect-
rom there. It was reported that
storage dam there had collapsed,
that the water was slowly rising
ver the city.
Bucyrus no lives were lost in the
., but the property damage could
be estimated because of its enor-
. The water was said to be slowly
g down, and it was believed that
worst of the damage was over in
Vernon has been without com-
ication with the outside world
the time of the tornado Sunday,
the wires were all blown down
wind storm attthat place created
agep amounting to about a half mil-
dollars, but no lives were report-
e big spark has been crashing
almost unceasingly since the first
reached Ann Arbor concerning
food, but the tornado which swept
igh Ohio last Sunday blew down
,erials of the stations there, mak-
communication impossible with
except the Marconi station at
land. Messages have been re-
d from points in Indiana, but un-
esterday no renort was received,

For the purpose of ascertaining
what part the student body
can play in the flood relief movement,
a mass meeting will be held this af-
ternoon at 4:00 o'clock at the Michi-
gan Union. It is thought by those
calling the meeting that this will be
the best way to combine the individual
plans which are being formed and
thereby derive more benefit from them.
Because of the proximity of ^the
spring recess, and the fact that many
students will find time heavy on their
hands by reason of not going home, de-
sultory movements were started yes-
terday toward banding together the
men who would like to leave for the
stricken districts to aid in the recon-
struction work. It is likely that many
students will put in their vacation in
this way, judging from the talk current
on the campus yesterday. Others are
planning to abandon home-going inl
order to assist in the work.

Believing that the food which has,
been ordered for the Women's League
banquet will do more good among the
sufferers in the flooded districts than
it might in Barbour gym next week, s
movement has been started among the
women to abandon the banquet this
year and to donate the proceeds of the
ticket sale to relieve the famine strick-
en sufferers in Ohio and Indiana. A
mass meeting will be held at 4:00
o'clock this afternoon in Barbour gym
to decide the matter. Dean Myra B.
Jordan will preside,
If this project goes through, women
who have purchased tickets may have
their money refunded if so desired.
Those who contribute to the relief fund
will exchange their tickets for tags to
designate that they are fund contribu-
President-Emeritus James B. Angell
declared that if the majority of the
women wish to give up the banquet, it
would be an ideal thing to do.
President Harry B. Hutchins com-
mended the idea, stating that the rep-
utation of the unive-rsity would be
greatly enhanced if the movement suc-
Mrs. F. N. Scott, prominent in Alum-
nae affairs, said last night: "Since the
alumnae are here as the guests of the
students, the latter should hold the
banquet at any cost. If the students
wish to send money to the sufferers
they should make some other sacrifice,
perhaps by raising a special fund."
"I have been quoted as heartily in
favor of abolishing the women's ban-
qiuet in favor of the relief fund," declar-
ed Louise Conklin, general chairman
of the banquet committee. "This is not
the case, but as general chairman of
(Continued on page 4.)

Terror stricken by the ominous sil-
ence from their homes and parents,
and torn by the conflicting emotions of
hope and despair that each new extra
brought, many students were unable
to stand the strain longer and have left'
in a faint hope of reaching their hom-
es. Although all railroads report con-
ditions growing worse there have been
many attempts to rush relief trains
to the stricken districts, and the rail-
road companies are furnishing free
transportation to those who have rel-
atives in danger. Old railroad men
state that hope of reaching the scenes
of the disaster is weak but the anxious
students seized upon any hope and
left for various points where relief
trains were scheduled to start.
The first relief train from Detroit,.
which was scheduled to leave there at
midnight, was the objective point of
many; although it was freely predicted
that roadbeds south of Toledo were in
hopeless shape. Troop trains and
I trains loaded with boats and provis-
ions from Toledo drew more of the
frenzied students and every possible
chance was taken. At a late hour last
night no railroad gave any promise of
getting trains through, though heroic
service is being performed in the
knowledge that the lives of hundreds
of sufferers hang on the success.
H. C. Lange, '14, and Dwight Esta-
brook '16H, both of Dayton, left last
night in an endeavor to reach their,
homes on the relief train from Detroit.
Early in the day Lange received word
that his home was destroyed, but no
news of the safety of his family. Es-
tabrook could get no word of any kind
and the increasing terrors of the flood
and fire ridden city proved too much
(Continued on page 4.)


(Bulletil-11:00 P. M.)
Wireless stations at university and at Ohio State are handling all West-
erni nion messages between the two points. Full reports of disasters at
Columbus to The Michigan Daily are delayed because of mass of personal
telegrams to be sent.
(Detroit News Service.)
DETROIT, MICJ.-The relief train from this city carrying food, clothing,
medical supplies and $20,000 in cash has left via. Michigan Central for Day.
ton. None but officials were allowed to go with crew, although thousands
filled depot and attempted to make their way to cars. Railway despatches
ghe hope that train may be able to reach stricken city.
Citizens promise to add $30,000 to subscriptions if needed.
(Wireless-1:00 A. M.)
COLUMBUS, 0.-1,500 people are clinging in branches of trees on west
side. Many have been in this position 48 hours without food. Large num-
bers, exhausted from famine and exposure, are dropping into waters.
(Wireless- 1:00 A. M.)
COLUMBUS, 0.-As waters recede streets are disclosed strewn with
corpses of drowned men, women and children. Houses are being turned into
morgues. West side of city still under water.
Boats of every description-are being used in rescue work night and day.
Many boats carrying survivors to points of safety have capsized.
DAYTON, 0.--Latest reports deny earlier messages that Loramie reser-
voir had broken. St. Mary and Lewiston reservoirs are still holding and des-
peraoe efforts are being made to strengthen them. Death list is now placed
at 200. Waters are steadily receding.
DAYTON (VIA. COLU.BUS)-Communication between this city and
outside world being established by U. S. Army signal corps which will relay
messages to wireless station at Ohio State university.
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.-Vagueness characterizes reports of flood condi-
tions in Indiana today. Communication is cut off at central points in de-
vastated territory. Scarcity, of news is partly assigned to exhaustion of
newspaper correspondents after four days of superhuman efforts.

The Freshmen Kard Kiub will give
its annual party and dance today and
tomorrow. The dance will be given at
Granger's academy tonight,and on Sat-
urday afternoon the guests will attend
the matinee performance of "Contra-
rie Mary.". House dances will be held
at the different fraternities on Satur-
day afternoon, guests leaving on Sun-
day morning.
Soph Engineers Will Dance Tonight.
Soph engineers will hold their sec-
end evening party of the year at Pack-
ard academy tonight. The dance is to
be more elaborate than the former one,
and a large crowd is expected.
Graduate Publishes Book on Exercise.
Woods Hutchinson, '84M, has pub-
lished a book on"Exercise and Health"
in which he shows the danger of over-
exercise, and proves that too many
athletic exertions may be even more
-dangerous than none whatever.

"The Class Conflict" will be the sub-
ject of a lecture given tonight at New-
berry hall at 8:00 o'clock by Sam W.
Ball, editor and short story writer
from Fargo, North Dakota. He comes
as the third of a series of five speak-
ers on socialistic subjects, who are
brought here by the Intercollegiate So-
cialist society.
Mr. Ball, who is an able and force-
ful speaker, is the author of the often-
quoted statement that "every time
there is a steel 'melon' cut, thousands
of workingmen, who produced this
enormous wealth, are given only the


(Bulletin-11:00 P. M.)
Ahprivate telegram received at Ann Arbor today and relayed
toss, states that the water in Edgemont, a residence district, is
three feet deep. Danger is confined mainly to business section of

from Day-
now only



_-0- *
Owing to the almost impossible traf-
fic conditions throughout Ohio, the
university medical staff which has been
in readiness to leave for the scene of
the disaster, has- not as yet received
word to start. A corps composed of
surgeons, nurses, and senior medic
students with all necessary drugs, ap-
pliances, and medicine has been held
in readiness to start at a moment's no-
The first call for the aid came from
Governor Cox of Ohio, and since then
no time has been wasted in having ev-
erything ready for a trip of indefinite
(Continued on page 4.)

(Bulletin-11:00 P. M.)
According to the local weather bureau, conditions throughout flood dis-
trict, as regards weather, are considerably improved; and fair and warmer
weather is predicted. The passing of the cold spell will relieve suffering
there, while cessation of rain and snow will mean a falling of waters.
DAYTON (VIA. COLUMBUS)-The plant of National Cash Register
company is being dynamited as fast as possible to prevent spread of confla-
(Bulletin-4:30 A.M.)
NORFOLK NAVY YARD, NORFOLK, VA.-The Steamer "Advance" is
disabled in a heavy storm off Cape Hatteras. Two ships bound in the same
direction are standing by, but she has not yet sent out distress signals. The
steamer belongs to the- Panama Railroad Co., and is northbound from the
isthmus. A terriffic storm is sweeping the south Atlantic coast this morn

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