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Editor, The Michigan Daily:
Quite recently. a spectacular scheme
has been proposed, both in communi-
cations to The Daily and in a petition
now before the board of regents, to
provide compulsory military training
for students at the University of Mich-
igan. I say "compulsory," for were it
optional, it would he doomed to fail-
ure at the outset. The very essence
of militarism is compulsion.
To me it seems rather unfortunate
that some students should have so very
little to occupy their minds that they
must petition the board of regents for
a gun to play with; but at a time when
war is soaking the fields of Europe
with blood, and fertilizing them
with the rotting bodies of human be-
ings; when the minds of foreign na-
tions are mad with the lust for mur-
der; when civilization is undergoing a
cataclysm that threatens to undermine
it; at this particular time and under
these peculiar conditions, it is most
deplorable' that such a frenzied piece
of jingoism should be perpetrated on
the students of the University of Mich-
igan. This is not the time to talk of
preparation for war. Our diplomats
are bending every effort to stop this
slaughter of human beings. Night and
day they are laboring to bring an end
to the war madness, which is setting
back the progress of humanity hun-
dreds of years. And at this time, there
are those among us who dare agitate
militarism now. They would, I sup-
pose, have Uncle Sam stretch forth
the olive branch with one hand, and
slip another cartridge into his gun
with the other.
But apart from reasons of exped-
iency, there are reasons based upon
broad principles, which forbid this
proposed nonsense from ever becom-
ing a reality. The University of Mich-
igan has always stood for democracy.
It has ever stood for those broad bu-
mianitarian principles which are set
forth in that book containing the con-
inand, "Thou shalt not murder." As
a result, the university has gained
fame far and wide for her broad out-
look; her Y. M. C. A. has grown larger
than any other in the country; except
one; her religious institutions have
prospered; her alumni have gone

forth to, carry on the fight for truth,
beauty and freedom, and they have
often looked back to their Alma Mater
for inspiration and courage. It is
almost incredible that anyone would
dream of foisting military training on
this university, and with it the un-
democratic ideal, the shameful mili-
tary morals, the weak military mental-
ity, the false military ideals of ser-
vice and of courage.
These are reasons enough why this
disgraceful agitation should cease, but
more and more arguments pile up
against this militaristic movement to
overwhelm it and cover it with con-
fusion. The university is not especial-
ly noted for the number of wealthy
students here; in fact, many are either
in part or entirely self-supporting.
Such students could ill-afford the ad-
ditional expense that military training
involves, such as the expenditure for
uniforms, nor could they afford to
waste the time drilling requires. In
justice to these students, whose burden
grows more cumbersome every year,
the military training can not be adopt-
A few urge military training because
of its alleged healthful features. It
takes us out in the open air, marches
us up and down, with a heavy gun on
the arm, and all this does us good.
Well, how about inter-class athletics?
Under the present efficient manage-
ment, they are beginning to mean
something at Michigan. Military train-
ing will utterly wipe them out. The
same is true of the gymnasium work.
Yet gymnasium work is much more
beneficial than military drill. Military
training gives to each man the same
exercise. Gymnasium work develops
the individual man according to ,his
needs. Some militarists would say
that we could have military training
without affecting inter-class athletics,
gymnasium work and study. Let them
not delude themselves. Even if the
drilling left the student unwearied,
there is another cause that would
prohibit gymnasium work, inter-class
athletics and study. Everyone knows
the reason. There are only twenty-
four hours in a day.
David H. Fink, '16.
A unounce Chbaperones for Union Dance
E. F. Hughitt, '14E, and Mrs. Hugh-
itt, and Walter Staebler, '13, and Mrs.
Staebler, will chaperone the Union
dance to be given tomorrow night from
9:00 to 12:00 o'clock. Tickets are now
on sale to members, at the Union coun-

V. M. C. A. Social Service Coinlittees
to Operate Cooperative Book.
Plans for the formation of a cooper-
ative 'book exchange are to be realized
on the Michigan campus, beginning
with next semester. The details of
the movement are now being complet-
ed under the supervision of the Y. M.
C. A. social service committee, al-
though the originator of the idea, M.
W. Welch, '17, will have direct super-
vision of the exchange during the i est
of the college year.
Although definite plans of operation
have not been fully decidec upon, the
details so far as ascertainable at this
time, provide for the, location of a
cooperative second hand book ex-
change to be located in McMillan hall.
Shelves will be erected and a small
office installed. Books of all kinds
will be received from any student of
the university and these books will
be separated into three grades, good
medium, and poor. Books of the first
grade will sell for two thirds their_
original value, those of the second
grade will be sold for one half their
original value and the books of the
third grade will be obtainable upon the
payment of one third of the original
purchase price of the book.
A group of students on the campus,
who are interested in various forms
of campus work, and who were inter-
ested in the recent social service prop-
aganda which the Y. M. C. A. held on
the campus in November, will do the
actual work necessary in the scheme
without any remuneration. There will
be no profits made by anyone in the
transactions. It is planed to open the
exchange .some little time before the
beginning of the second semester.
This plan was tried out in one of the
big Illinois technical schools, and the
men in this university who are push-
ing it have been in consultation, with
the men who managed it at that insti-
tution. From reports received, that
institution successfully supervised the
exchange of more than 4,000 books,
the transaction being more profitable
to both the sellers and the purchasers.

Profs. C. H. Van Tyne, E. R. Turner,
E. W. Dow, A. L. Cross, Mr. M. B. Gar-
rett, Dr. A. E. Boak, Mr. R. M. McLean,
and Dr. J. F. Scott, of the history de-
partment, attended the annual meeting
of the American Historical association,
which was held at the Auditorium
hotel in Chicago, December 29-31. Pro-
fessor Turner read a paper on, "The
Privy Council of 1679." A paper on,
"Roger Bacon" was read by Professor
-Prof. R. M. Wenley, of the philoso-
phy department, will lecture at St.
Joseph this evening on, "The Scholar
and Other Folk."
-Prof. W. T. Fishleigh, of the auto-
mobile engineering department, has
gone to New York city to attend the
annual automobile show. He will at-
tend a meeting of the Society of Auto-
mobile Engineers, which is being con-
ducted in connection with the show.
"Tax Reform" is the topic on which
Prof. David Friday, of the economics
department, will speak this evening at
Flushing. The address is given under
the auspices of the university exten-
sion lecture service.
-Frank W. Pennell, '12, has recently
been appointed eastern representative
of The Western Underwriter, an in-
surance periodical, with offices in New
York city. Mr. Pennell was connected
with the Daily for two years while at
the university.
-Michigan chapter of the Brotherhood
of St. Andrew will meet at Harris
hall at 6:30 o'clock this evening.
-Howard L. Berkey, '18, has been ap-
pointed assistant circulation manager
of the Cosmopolitan Student. The Stu-
dent recently instituted a campaign
for its installation in all libraries awd
Y. M. C. A. reading rooms throughout
the country.
-Social plans for the. year will be dis-
cussed at a meeting of the social and
executive committees of the fresh lit
class to be held today. The mee.ng
is set for 4:00 o'clock this afl o wi
in the economics building.

-Prof. T. E. Rankin, ofthe rhetorie
department, will lecture at the Uni-
tarian church in Detroit tonight on
James Russell Lowell, whom Profes-
sor Rankin terms "the greatest Ameri-
can man of letters."
-Under the auspices of theuniversity"
extension lecture service, Prof. A. A.
Stanley, of the school of music, will
speak at Berien Springs tomorrow on
-Prof. F. N. Scott will speak at an
informal dinner of the Gargoyle staff
to be held at 6:00 o'clock this even-
ing at the Union. Among other speak-
ers will be Hildegarde Hagerman, '15,
who was recently appointed to the
editorial board of the humor magazine.

,That the news bulletin issued by the
Michigan Union just prior to vaca-
tion met with the approval of the
alumni is evidenced by the favorable
comment that has come from a num-
ber of individuals and associations. In
most cases, word has been received
through students who spent the vaca-
tion in their various home ,communi-
If present plans are carried out, a
second number of "Campus News
Notes" will be issued in February, un-
der the direction of Editor E. W. Hals-
lip, '14L.

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