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Phones :-Edltorial 2414
Business 960


VOL. XXVI. No. 38.



"Tom" May Emphasizes Import.mee o
Whole Student Body Pulling
T ogethe
Mvore Michigan men mut come out
.'or athletics," was the keynote of a
speech delivered by Werner W. Schroe-
ler, '161, at the third annual Union
otball smoker held at Waterman
gymnasium last night. The student
epresentalive held that "the students
wra;ft take a personal interest in the
team.u, aId i more material does not
turn oat Michigan will either lose her
plcznt position in athletic circles or
go back to profezsionalism."
Schroeder emphasized the point tha
every student on the campus is still
behind Coach Yost and that they will
be "with him to the finish." In speak-
ing of Captain Coach, he said, "It takes
lots -of nerve to stick with a losing
team to the finish, and this year's cap-
tain did this job well."
More than 1,800 students crowded
into the gymnasium, and with their
"come-back" spirit expelled the gloom
of defeat that has visited the Wolver-
ine camp this year.
"Tom" May, of the Detroit Free
Press, gave the opening speech, taking
the place of James Schermerhorn, who
was unable to be present. In the
course of his speech he emphasized
the importance of pulling together, and
that this year's "bump and knock"
would give many a student the real
viewpoint of life after he had finished
his work in the university.
Coach Douglass, of the All-Fresh,
after a brief speech on Michigan's
chances for next year, announced the
names of the 14 members of the All-
Fresh squad who are to receive their
numerals. Douglass stated "that Mich-
igan's chances for next year are better
than they have ever been before, in
view of the splendid material on this
year's yearling squad.
The Glee club started off the pro-
gram by leading a number of college
songs, while the band added several
numbers to the program. Owing to
the serious illness of Charles B. Sikes,
'16, the Michigan Concert quartet was
unable to appear. F. W. Grover, '18,
last year's opera star, drew a big ap-
plause with several popular songs.
The awarding of the "M's" was the
significant part of the program, 15
Varsity men receiving the coveted in-
signia. Prof. L. M. Gram, of the engi-
neering department, presented the cer-
tificates to the players.
Indians Pat Main From U. S. to
Death and Torture Companions
El Paso, Nov. 16.-Joseph W. Tays,
an American, has been killed by Yaqui
Indians. He and seven of his com-
panions were marched naked in the
boiling sun across the desert. When
they begged for water, dripping can-
teens were brandished before their
faces, but they were denied a drop.

Then they were lined up and shot.
Five of them were killed including
Tays. Two Indian teamsters escaped.
Such are the details of the killing
contained in a letter received from
0. H. Tays by Joseph Tays, of this
city, who is an uncle of the murdered
Cabinet Club Holds Initiation
Cabinet club, an organization of
Washington, D. C., students, held its
annual initiation banquet at the Un-
ion last night.
The initiates were: Gilbert. T.
Hauke, '18E, Gilbert C. Platt, '18E,
Clifford C. Buchler, '19, and Carol W.
Porter, '19.
The activities of the club during
this semester will be the holding of
dinners at the Union, the chartering
of a special car to take all members
home for Christmas vacation, and the
holding of the annual Christmas dance
in Washington, D.. C.

Takes Issue on
Mvilitary Plans
Graduate Disagrees With Opinions
Brought Out in Professor
Hobb's Letter
Editor of The Michigan Daily:
Since the publication of the some-
what unexpected decision of the uni-
versity senate to recommend compul-
sory military training for first and
second year men, I have followed the
discussions which have appeared ir
The Daily with no little interest. I
planned to present , my own views
f earlier, but am glad that I delayed
doing so, for Professor Hobbs' letter
which was published in yesterday's
Daily and which purports to be at
t least semi-official, provides me with
an excellent point of departure.
It seems to me that there are at
least two fundamental questions in-
volved in the senate proposal. (1)
t Do we want military training in the
university at all? (2) If we have it,
shall our system of military training
tbe compulsory or voluntary? Though
it might be better to consider the first
question before the second, let us
assume that we are to have some sort
t of military training and proceed to
I the consideration of Professor Hobbs',
I remarks on voluntary training.
In the final paragraph of his letter
three reasons are given which make
"a system of voluntary training * * *
inadvisable." These are, (1) that it
has previously failed when tried in
other institutions; (2), that the Unit-
ed States government will not bear
the financial burden of maintaining
our professor of military training if
we choose the voluntary system; and,
(3), that "the very idea of military
training seems to imply the substitu-
tion of voluntary effort by obedience
to authority where the wishes of the
individual are not consulted. On no
other conditions can the idea of dis-
cipline be inculcated."
Professor Hobbs might have en-
lightened us further on his first ob-
jection. Why has voluntary training
failed? Has it been because, in such
experiments as have been made with
it, the government has not furnished
the instructor and that as a result
the instruction has been faulty? Has
it failed because of insubordination
on the part of the students who elect-
ed to join the corps? Has the failure
in these previous experiments not
been due to the fact that, in schools
where it has been offered on its
merits along with the various other
subjects in the curriculum, military
training has been unpopular (and,
perhaps, deservedly so)?
In the second objection to volun-
tary training, the Ethiopian in the
woodpile shows his head. Unless we
have compulsory training, we are
told, "no detail of a United States
army officer, whose pay and allow-
ances are met by the government, is
possible." This is interesting, in-
deed. We are to have compulsory
military training because otherwise
the university would have to pay for
its owp professor of military training,
(a professor whose courses might not
be largely attended if made elective).
But the plan calls for the payment of
$14 by each underclassman to the
treasurer for his suit, etc. The re-
sult is that, to save the university ex-
pense, these students, many of whom
will take the training only because
compelled to, are to pay their $14,
for what they do not want and for
that which they would not need if the
voluntary system were established.
It is with hesitancy that I attempt

to put into plain English, what seems
to be implied in the third objection,
as quoted above. If I interpret this
objection aright, it seems to be this:
You can't teach the idea of discipline
to those who want to learn it; you
can only COMPEL those to learn
what discipline is who do not want
that knowledge. In other words, if I
submit myself voluntarily to the com-
mands of a professor of military
training, I can not learn the idea of
discipline. Perhaps Professor Hobbs
does not mean to imply this, but if he
does not, why this particular objec-
tion to a system of voluntary train-
To sum up: Professor Hobbs tells
us that we are unlikely to succeed
with voluntary training, simply be-
cause other schools have tried and
failed. We can't succeed, again, be-
cause we can't get the government to
furnish us with an instructor under
(Continued on Page Six)



Student Organization to Discuss
Question at First Meeting





S* * * * * * 'I * * *
Forum Ieeting
Subject: Compulsory Military
Time: 7:30.
Place: Michigan Union.
Chairman: Harry D. Parker,


* * * * * * * * * * * * e
If you have any views on the "Com-
pulsory Military Training" question, or
want to hear some, the first Forum of
the year, to be held at the Michigan
Union at 7:30 o'clock tonight, will be
the place to'express them or hear them.
The proposed question is recom-
mended because of action and recent
proposals made by President Wilson
and ex-President Taft, who believes
such a system "will tend toward dem-
ocracy in athletics." The question has
special interest to the campus because
of the recent action of the university
Objections most common to the pro-
posed question are the "'compulsory"
part of the proposed plan and the ad-
ministrative details of the plan, no-
tably the $14 for a uniform.
The meeting will be called at 7:30
sharp, and will last only one hour.
The time has been limited so that stu-
dents might atteml the meetings with-
out injury to their work.


and Religion to be Topics
Discussion at Meetings in
McMillan Hall


Traffic Blockade
Broken At Last
Biggest Jam in History of Lakes End-
ed When Grounded Ships
Are Floated
Detroit, Nov. 16.-The biggest
blockade in the history of traffic on
the Great Lakes was lifted this morn-
ing, after three ships, aground in the
United States ship canal near here,
were floated. A line of at least 100
lake boats was held up for 24 hours,
and the procession extended from
Port Huron to the canal
Millions of bushels of grain and
hundreds of thousands of tons of
iron ore were included in the cargoes
of 78 of the larger ships. More than
a score of other-ships containing 140,-
000 tons of coal were also help up by
the pam, and were forced to wait in
Lake St. Clair and the Detroit river.
The process was begun Monday
morning when the steamers Nor-
mania, Percival Roberts, Jr., and Col-
onel ran aground in the narrow chan-
nels near St. Clair Flats. The cause
was a fierce northern gale which
blew the water down Lake Erie and
piled it up against the shores near
Buffalo. The water lowered at least
four feet after the three steamers ran
aground, the lowest ebb being 15 feet.
The loss from delay and congested
port conditions which are now result-
ing will cost the owners at least
$100,000. The owners have tried to
distribute the 'vessels as evenly as
possible among the ports to relieve
crowded port conditions. Hence sev-
eral leviathans formerly bound for
Toledo, will steam to Buffalo.
The long procession filed through
the Detroit river and past the City of
the Straits like a huge naval parade
for several hours today.
Motion Pictures, Cheers and Band to
be Features at Wolverine
Detroit alumni of the University of
Michigan have set Saturday evening,
November 27, as the date for the an-
nual smoker to the Varsity football
team. The smoker will be given in
the auditorium of the Board of Com-
merce, and James K. Watkins, '09,
will have charge of the affair.
Motion pictures of the team in ac-
tion, cheers and the Michigan band
will all be made use of to give the
proper atmosphere to the occasion.
Three speakers have been secured for
the occasion but the general empha-
sis of the smoker will be placed on
enthusiasm. The committee in charge
expects to make this the largest
Wolverine rally ever held in Detroit.
Waterman gym will be the scene of
the usual handball tournament among1
the students interested in that sport,
but up to the present time no one has
reported for practice, so it is impos-
sible to tell when the tournament will
begin. Dr. George A. May, director of
the Waterman gymnasium, requests
that all, men who intend to take part
in the sport this winter report to him
in the near future so he can select]
someone to organize the players and
make out a schedule for the tourna-
ment. The athletic association will
award cups to the winners in both sin-
gles and doubles, as was done last

Zal-Gaz Grotto, No. 42, of the Mys-
tic Order of the Veiled Prophets of
of the Enchanted Realm, will present
an indoor circus from November 20
to 27 to Weinburg's Coliseum. Ten
acts of a varied nature will be in-
cluded in the program.
Rollo, the Limit, will feature the
bill with a death-defying loop-the-
loop act, while other acts will include
a troupe of performing Polar bears,
bare-back riders and the "Diving
Call' Conscription Unnecessary
London, Nov. 16.-The British gov-
ernment is no longer considering con-
scription. , Premier Asquith an-
nounced in the Commons today that'
he, together with} other members. of
the cabinet, believe that compulsory
service will not be necessary.

Begins in Earnest to Get
the State of Sonora


El Paso, Nov. 16.-Carranza's effort
to get control of Sonora from the Villa
forces, and at the same time to elimi-
nate Villa as a factor in Mexican rule,
was set under way in earnest today,
Lazardo Cardenas, at the head of 2,500
cavalry, left Naco, Sonora, to occupy
The fort was evacuated yesterday by
the Villa forces. Cardenas probably
will. have some fighting before getting
into Cananea, as official reports from
General Obregon state that a sniall
force of Villa troops, forming the rear
guard of his army, is encamped 20
miles south of Naco.
General Calles entered Naco at noon
today with 4,000 troops. According to
official claims, Carranza's army num-
bers 7,000 infantry, 2,500 cavalry, 20
cannons and 45 machine guns. Gen-
eral Obregon issued orders at noon
for the advance to begin tonight. The
Villa force is concentrated between
Llama and Santa Ana, 60 miles north
of Hermosillo.
NeophytesrPolish Brass Triangle in
Arch During Afternoon
Ten candidates for Triangles, junior
engineering honorary society, assidu-
ously polished the symbol of the so-
ciety in the engineering arch yester-
day afternoon.
Having completed their work to the
satisfaction of the members of the so-
ciety, they were marched around the
campus, put through an initiation and
admitted to the organization's secrets.
A banquet was held at Catalpa inn fol-
lowing the trials of the men. Profs.
J. R. Allen, H. H. Higbie and A. E.
White, of the engineering faculty, were
the principal speakers.
The initiates were: J. F. Meade, J.
V. Kuivinen, R. L. McNomee, J. H.
Otis, H. E. Ramsey, J. L. Whalen, M.
G. Robinson, W. Brodhead, T. W. Rea
and H. H. Whittingham.
Senior engineers will hold their sec-
ond regular assembly at 11:00 o'clock
tomorrow in room 348 of the engineer-
ing building. A man prominent in the
engineering profession will speak after
the regular class business. The speak-
er's name will be announced in The
Daily tomorrow.
The class president, H. H. Phillips
has announced that he will appoint all
the remaining committees at the meet-
ing, as well as bring up some new
business of an important nature.
During the meeting tickets will be
sold to the "'Turkey Day Dance" to
be given by the class at the Union on
November 24. Class dues amounting
to 50 cents will also be payable at
Thursday's meeting.
Guards Protect Bethlehem Works
South Bethlehem, Pa., Nov. 16.-Al-
leged Teutonic spies are being guard-
ed against at the plant of the Bethle-
hem Steel company. Uniformed guards
armed with guns and riot sticks, are
patrolling every foot of the general
munitions works A fire brigade of 50
men is constantly on duty.

Y. M. C. A. School for Studies in,
Religion, a new institution for carry-
ing on religious educational work in
the unversity, will be organized at a
meeting for those inteersted at 7:00
o'clock tomorrow night in Harris hall.
Arrangements have been made to er-
roll as many as 200 students in the
Rev. Lloyd C. Douglas has been se-
cured to give the opening talk, and a
committee of 20 men have been per-
sonally calling on men during the past
week in order to insure the success
of this meeting.
The idea underlying the whole plan
is to form groups of from seven to 10
men, who under the leadership of some
of the faculty or some upperclassmen,
or some of the student pastors of Ann
Arbor, will conduct an open discus--
sion on special problems.
Special attention has been paid to
bringing out a large number for this
first meeting so as to insure the suc-
cess of the meeting in U-Hall on S _
day night, for which occasion the com-
mittee in charge is to bring Mr. David
R. Porter, of New York City.
Sherman Law May be Amended to
Cover Dynamite Cases
Washington, Nov. 16.-It was dis-
closed after today's cabinet meeting
that the attorney general probably
will recommend in his annual report
the amending of the Sherman Anti-
Trust law, so as to cover any re-
straint of trade by plotting to blow'
up munition factories.
The Federal authorities have found'
that the United States statutes are
not sufficiently broad to permit them'
to deal adequately with these viola-
tions of law and that dependence
must be put chiefly in state laws.
At the cabinet meeting the presi-
dent's address to congress was dis-
cussed. The larger part of the ad-
dress will be devoted to the subject
of national defense.
Miners Buried by Explosion
Seattle, Nov. 16.-About 75 miners
are believed to have been buried this
afternoon when an explosion tookl
place in a coal shaft at Ravensgale, 751
miles from here.




Allies Warn Greece Against the Pro-
visioning of German Sub-
London, Nov. 16.-The Daily Mail
correspondent at Saloniki, telegraph-
ing the latest news from the Serbian
front, says that the Serbians have had
to retreat from their strong position
in the Babuna defiles because they
were in imminent danger of being
turned by a mass of Bulgarian cal-
The French, being held on the left
bank of the Gerna by a considerable
force of the enemy, were unable to
send reinforcements to the Serbians.
The Bulgarians' defense against Getovo
is on a tremendous scale, and the Ser-
bians are falling back toward the
south in the direction of Trilep and
Italians Start Anti-Bulgar Fight
London, Nov. 16.-The bombardment
of the Bulgarian force of Dedeagatch
by the Italian cruiser Tiervantz is de-
scribed by dispatches from Rome as a
prelude to Italian participation in
more extensive land operations against
Rome dispatches also say that the
entente allies have warned Greece that
her ports will be blockaded unless the
reported provisioning of German sub-
marines by Greek vessels is stopped.
Greece Gives Entente Concessions
Other advices say that Greece has
modified somewhat its position, making
it more in favor of the allies by agree-
ments to place Serbian troops on the
same footing as Franco-British forces
in case of a retreat into Greek terri-
tory by the ententatroops. The modi-
fied rules read that all troops of the
entente lines will be permitted to re-
turn to the seacoast without interfer-
ence should it be necessary for them
to do so.
Berlin Reports Balkan Triumphs
Berlin, Nov. 16.--(Official report
from Balkan theatre.)-The pursuit of
the Serbians progressed vigorously
yesterday. More than 1,000 Serbians
were captured. We took two machine
guns and three cannon.
British Steamship Dunelf Lost?
Halifax, Nov. 16.-Fears are ex-
pressed in ship circles for the safety
of the British steamship Dunelf, which
sailed on October 16 from Sidney for
Manchester. It has .not been-reported
Lens Shelled by Entente
London, ┬░Nov. 16.-Lens has been
under bombardment by the French ar-
tillery since October 22, according to
an official statement issued by the Ger-
man war office today.. This is the first
definite announcement that the allied
artillery is bombarding this city, which
is the goal of the Anglo-French forces
in the Artois region.
According to the German statement,
no military damage has been done by
the shelling. The statenient says
merely that 33 civilian inhabitants
inhabitants were killed and 55
Poincare Visits Pont-a-Mousson
Paris, Nov. 16-Pont-a-Mousson, t:
most bombarded town in France, vws
visited Sunday by President Poincare.
The town has sustained 178 bombard-
ments since the opening of .hostili-
ties, and is now virtually deserted. The
president inspected the ' devastated
quarters and left $400 for the poor
who remain.

** * * * * * * * * * * *
* Ad W. Riter siys:- *
* Mr. Student: You read The *
* Michigan Iiaily. You are vital- *
ly interested in its financial suc- *
* cess. *
* Dovs not this fact insure to *
* YOU its advertising value Mr. *
* Merchant?
* * * * * * *. * * * * *



Union Forum, Michigan Union, 7:30
Freshman engineering assembly, 348
engineering building, 11:00 o'clock.
Junior laws meet, room D, law build-
ing, 1:30 o'clock.
Vesper services, Newberry hall, 5:00
Alpha Nu society meets, Alpha Nu
rooms, 7:00 o'clock.
Adelphia meets, Adelphi rooms, 7:00
Ex-President Jones of Michigan State
Normal college speaks, Newberry
hall, 7:30 o'clock.
Senior pharmic class meeting, room
300 chemical building, 1:00 o'clock.
"Y" School for Studies in Religion
meets, McMillan hall, 7:00 o'clock.
Dixie club all-southern smoker, Mich-
igan Union, 8:00 o'clock.

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