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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1915.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
You Paren, Von N ber, and Other'
tans Under Sarveillance at
DRASTIC ACTION IS PROBABLE
Washington, Nov. 17.-It became
known today that the state department
has under consideration the cases of
Captain von' Papen, military attache
at the German embassy, Consul-Gen-
eral von Nuber, representing Austria-
Hungary and other officials of the Ger-
man and Austrian governments, whose
a + 'ir.i hYe been the subject of in-
v 2stigation by annces of the federal
That drastic action may be taken by
t^ie department in the cases of the
tvo officials named is now considered
more prohable than at any time in the
last few weakr. Because of the failure
of the administration to act on their
ca30 3 innediiately after the dismissal
of1 D:. Konstantin Theodor Dumba, the
discredited Austro-Hungarian ambas-
ador, the impression prevailed here
that nothing was to be done. It now
appears, however, that it was merely
a case of suspended judgment due to
other considerations of a vital char-
Captain von Papen and Consul-Gen-
eral von Nuber were charged with al-
leged inciting of workmen of Austro-
Hungarian descent to deserting the
factories of this country. This genera]
strike was supposed to be called be-
cause the factories were making mu-
nitions for the entente powers.
The Providence Journal, the New
York World and the Detroit Free Press
were instrumental in unearthing the
charges which sent Dr. Dumba back
to his native land, and which have in-
volved other men so that they may be
treated in like manner.
'WAR BOOSTS BATTLESHIP COST
Congress May Have to Make Extra
Washington, Nov. 17.--Bgs for the
construction of two battleships au-
thorized by congress opened here to-
day disclosed the fact that war condi-
tions have greatly increased the cost
of building these vessels and indicat-
ed that the time required for their
construction will be longer than be-
Officials were inclined to believe, af-
ter submitting the bids, that it might
be necessary to ask congress for ad-
ditional appropriations for these ves-
sels as the cost, under the bids sub-
mitted, would exceed the amount fixed
by the appropriation act. They also
believe that it will be considerably
more than four years from the date of
authorization of these ships, March 1,
1915, before they will be delivered to
They will probably not join the fleet
until late in the year 1919.
LANSING GETS AUSTRIAN REPLY
Note Says Ancona Was Warned, as
Was Stated Before
Washington, Nov. 17. - Secretary
Lansing this afternoon received the
formal reply of the Austrian govern-
ment to the United States demand for
further information on the sinking of
It is asserted without reserve that
the Ancona was given warning and
that no shots were fired after she
stopped. In its details, it claims that
the disaster was similar to that de-
scribed in the first Austrian note.
Denial was made that the Austrian
submarine which torpedoed her shell-
ed the Ancona lifeboats, as has been
Turkey Extends Privileges to Jews
Washington, Nov. 17.-The Turkish
embassy announced today that the
samte privileges generally accorded to
Mohammedan immigrants in Turkish
territory will henceforth be extended
to Jewish immigrants through terri-
tory controlled by the sultan.
Dr. liurrage Speaks to Chemists.
Dr. Severance Burrage, of Eli Lilly
& Co., Indianapolis, mnd., spoke to an
audience of more than 200 students
and members of the faculty yesterday
afternoon on the manufacture of bio-
logical products and the theories upon!
which they are based.
DARTMOUTH OR PRINCETON MAY
PLAY MIICRIAN,NEXT SEASON
Rumor Says Secretary Bartelme Seeks
Contests Wth Eastern
Chicago, Nov. 17.-Rumors reaching
here today were to the effect that
either Darmouth or Princeton, or both
would be on the schedule of the Mich-
igan eleven next year.
The information was not at all de-
finite, but it is known that P. G. Bar-
telme, secretary of the Michigan board
of control of athletics and regarded as
the final authority in the management
of Wolverine sports, has been in the
East since the game with Pennsylva-
nia. Bartelme is said to be in touch
with both institutions and it is more
than likely that a new game will be on
the Michigan list for the 1916 season.
No confirmation of the report fpom
Chicago could be had in Ann Arbor
last night, due to the absence of Mr.
SURVEY OF UNION WORK
Three Sets of Campaign Commi tees
to Discuss Future
Three sets of Union campaign com-
mittees, the general campaign, the ad-
visory campaign and the building com-
mittees, will meet in the Union on Sat-
urday, November 20, to discuss the
plans for the furtherance of the Union
building fund campaign. The men will
be representative alumni from all over
the state and from nearby states.
President Harry B. Hutchins is sched-
uled to take part in the general dis-
The meeting will be of considerable
importance in that it involves a sur-
vey of the work that has been done,
and how the campaign shall be con-
Reports from outside committees
have been saisfactory and the Union
authorities plan to give a detailed re-
port of some of the larger cities in
the near future.
The local campaign has been started
again with an effort to "round-up" all
those who have not yet been ap-
proached by any of the committeemen.
The building is practically assured,
but the work of making the canvass a
thorough one will necessarily have to
continue for an indefinite time.
AWARD PRINTING OF YEAR BOOK
"Dubois Press," of Rochester, to Pub-
lish This Year's Mlichiganensian
Announcement was made yesterday
that the board in control, upon advice
of the business manager of the
'Michiganensian," has awarded the
printing of this year's publication to
the "Dubois Press," of Rochester, N.
Y. It is the opinion of those concern-
ed with the letting of the contract that
this publishing firm is well qualified
to handle the work, having executed
numerous jobsfor some of the largest
of the eastern universities.
The official photographers report
that the work of making the senior
pictures is progressing rapidly, but
request that all those not having ar-
ranged for a sitting will do so at
their earliest convenience. Not only
are the seniors themselves insured of
better service, but the management
of the annual will have the maximum
amount of time to arrange the pic-
tures and secure the records. The
names of the photographers are posted
on various bulletin boards about the
A. D. Honey, '17D, Receives Prize
A. D. Honey, '17D, received first
prize for the best cartoon tendered the
Union authorities for their third an-
nual football smoker held Tuesday
night. Honey received $3.00 for his
cartoon, while H. J. Lance, '19, re-
ceived second and third prizes,
amounting to $3.00. Few cartoons
were handed in this year.
Bonisteel to Address Keystone Smoker
Mr. Roscoe O. Bonisteel, an Ann Ar-
bor attorney, and LeRoy J. Scanlon,
'16L, are to be on the program at the
Pennsylvania club smoker to be held
next Tuesday at the Union. All mem-
bers of the faculty who are from Penn-
sylvania, as well as all Pennsylvania
students, may attend. The entire pro-
gram will be announced at a later
DAVI R. PORTER
TO BE "Y" -SPEAKER,
Plans of Campus Work Will be An-
nounced by Organization's
HUNT, '16, TO EXPLAIN SCHOOL LEADING EDUCATORS AT MEETING
Advisory Committee of University
Heads Favors Military
David R. Porter of New York City,
has been secured by the university
Y. M. C. A. to speak at the "Y" U-hall
meeting at 6:30 o'clock Sunday even-
The meeting will be in the nature
of a real opener of the "Y" series for
the year, and plans of the cabinet for
the carrying on of the "Y" work on
the campus will he explained.'
As a special feature of the meeting,
the "Y" Bible school will be explained
by W. R. Hunt, '16, the chairman, and
the plan as it has operated in the larg-
er colleges and universities of the
East will be explained.
David R. Porter, who is a graduate
of Bowdoin college, studied extensively
abroad after his graduation, and a few
years ago he accepted a position with
the international committee of the Y.
M. C. A. He was the organizer of the
"Y" work in the high schools of the
country, and at the present time, there
is a high school "Y" club in practically,
all of the larger cities of the country.
When John R. Mott retired as presi-
dent of the International Students' Fed-
eration a short time ago, Mr. Porter
was picked as his successor, and he is
employed in that capacity at the pres-
ent time. He has had a large experi-
ence in dealing with men, and he is*
known throughout the country as an
exceedingly forceful speaker.
FIRE OCCURS IN COTTON STOI1S
Incendar-es in Providence Attempt
Destruction of War Materials'
Providence, R. I., Nov. 17.-A fire,
undoubtedly of incendiary origin, oc-
curred in the Providence Warehouse
company's building on Washington
street today. The object of the in-
cendiaries probably was the destruc-
tion of 1,000 bales of cotton stored
there by the Riverside Spinning com-
pany of Phillipsdale, which was to be
prepared as gun cotton.
It was to have been shipped to New
York to be forwarded to the Russian
government. The fire spread rapidly
and the entire business section of the
street was endangered. The loss was
Phi Lambda Upsilon to Hold Banquet
Phi Lambda Upsilon, chemical hon-
orary society, will hold its initiation
banquet tonight at 6:00 o'clock at the
E. M. Honan has been selected for
toastmaster. Dr. L. H. Cone and Dr.
H. H. Willard, of the chemical fac-
ulty, are to be the principal speakers.
PROFESSOR ZIWET SPEAKS AT
FRESH ENGINEER'S ASSEMBLY
"Above all, prepare your college
course so as to give you as broad a
foundation as possible for whatever
work you may follow in later lie,"
was the substance of a speech by Prof.
Alexander Ziwet, head of the mathe-
matics department of the Colleges of
Engineering and Architecture, at the
freshman assembly yesterday.
Plans were announced for the first
smoker of the year, to be held at the
Union Tuesday. There will be no ad-
The class elected E. M. Miller and
R. E. Biggers to represent it on the
honor committee. Owing to E. Chat-
terton's inability to assume chair-
manship of the finance committee, C.
Heath was appointed to that position.
Paderewski's Teacher Read in Berlin
Berlin, (via London, Nov. 17.-Theo-
dor Leschetizky, the famous teacher
of the pianoforte, died today in Dres-
den at the age of 85 years. He was
the master of Ignace Paderewski.
Classical Club Will Meet Tonight
Classical club will meet in Alumni
Memorial hall at 7:15 o'clock to-
night, and will present a num-
ber of classical scenes and represen-
Prof. Cone Speaks Before Chenists
Prof. L. H. Cone, of the chemistry
department, gave a paper on, "Some
Organic Groups Resembling Metals,"
before the Research club at the meet-
ing of the society held last night.
New York, Nov. 17.-The advisory
committee of university presidents,
formed to assist in the work of build-
ing up a national reserve guard among
college students, in its report issued
today recommends to the heads of all
the colleges that they encourage their
students to attend the summer mili-
tary training camps established by the
This is said to be in line with the
campaign for national preparedness.
The report also endorses the previous
work of the military camps and puts
special emphasis on the educational
value accruing to the student from
the participation in this work.
Half a dozen of the foremost educa-
ors of the country, wh are part of the
12 men making up the committee, at-
tended the meeting. John J. Hibbert,
president of Princeton, presided as
chairman. Two additional members
were elected to the committee, Harry
A. Garfield, president of Williams col-
lege, and A. C. Humphreys, president
The members of the committee dis-
cussed informally the benefits which
have accrued from the government's
military camp and urged the continu-
ance of the work on broader lines to
increase the standing enrollment. As
a result it is expected that the govern-
ment will next year establish four of
these training camps for students and
STEAMSHIP MEN PLOT LEADERS
Officials Say Hamburg-American Line
A is Agent of Kaiser
New York, Nov. 17.-Federal author-
ities sprang a new -German propa-
ganda sensation late yesterday when
Assistant District Attorney General
Roger D. Woods announced he has
more than 100 witnesses ready to tes-
tify that the Hamburg-American line
acted as a clearing house for distri-
bution of huge sums to German con-
sular offices for propaganda in Amer-
ica. The directors are to be arraigned
for trial before Federal Judge Howe
tomorrow on the charge of violating
Woods announced he has evidence
that New York was to have been the
headquarters of a German raiding
fleet and that the Hamburg-American
officials handled funds for this pur-
pose, received direct from the Berlin
IOWA MAN TO BE GUILD SPEAKER
Takes as Subject, "The Challenge of
the American Spirit"
"The Challenge of the American
Spirit" will be the subject of Prof.
Edward A. Steiner, of Grinell College,
Iowa, who will speak at 7:30 o'clock
Sunday evening in the Methodist
church under the auspices of the Wes-
Prof. Steiner, who has been on the
faculty of Grinell college since 1893,
has had a wide experience as an edu-
cator and lecturer, and in recent years
he has been recognized as one of the
foremost speakers in the United
States. At the service, the Methodist
church choir will render a special mu-
BRITAIN HOLDS GREEK VESSELS
Political Status of Balkan Country
Must be Known by England
London, Nov. 17.-The British gov-
ernment today ordered the detention
of all Greek vessels in English ports.
This is a hint to Greece what will
happen unless she meets the Allies'
Balkan terms. Sixty Greek ships in
British waters have been warned not
to sail until the status of the country
is officially determined, according to
reports from Liverpool.
Montenegrins Driven Back by Teutons
London, Nov. 17. - Montenegrin
troops covering the retreat of the Ser-
bian army have suffered their first de-
feat at tle hands of the Teuton invad-I
ers. The Germans 'and Austrians ad-'
vancing against Sieniza drove out the
defenders from the strong mountain
positions north of Jazor.
OBREGON CAMPAIGNS AGAINST
VILLA IN STATE OF SONORA
General Cardenas Leaves Naco With
Force in Pursuit of Rebel
Washington, Nov. 17.-Gen. Obregon
and his aides have instituted a vig-
orous campaign against Villa forces
in the state of Sonora, according to
advices receivednatthe state depart-
ment today. General Cardenas with
a large force has already left Naco on
the border, in pursuit of the Villa
forces and General Obregon is prob-
ably to follow with another army.
The Villa forces are reported mov-
ing southward and westward. Villa
himself is at Magdalena, Sonora, ac-
cording to last reports.
Villa Forces Have Not Quit Cananea
El Paso, Nov. 17.-General Obregon,
Carranza commander in Sonora, dis-
covered today that the Villa force has
not evacuated Cananea, but that the
troops have intrenched themselves
there with field pieces and are deter-
mined to resist him in his efforts to
attack their chief and strike at tie
Villa rear while Villa is hammerng at
TAU BETA PI GREETS 16 MEN
Initiates Gather at, 'Union for First
Banquet in Society
Tau Beta Pi held its 21st initiation
banquet yesterday evenii.g at the Un-
ion. The initiation took place in the
afternoon in the engineering library.
The toastmaster of the evening was
M. S. Read. H. H. Perry gave the
"Welcome" of the occasion; J. FP.
Clark spoke "For the Initiates," and
Prof. W. C. Hoad gave "Some Timely
Those initiated into the society
were: Robert S. Archer, John F.
Clark, Manuel A. del Valle, Samuel E.
Emmons, Harold A. Hicks, Robert H.
Lundell, Wyatt A. Miller, Philip o.
Mulkey, John K. Norton, Sherwood
Pinkerton, Jos. S. Roman, Walter A.
Sterling, Paul C. Wagner, Therop D.
Weaver, Frank C. Wheeler, Locke A.
SECURE MUSICIANS FOR SMOKER
Michigan Concert Quartet and Ukelele
Artists to Perform Jor J-Lits .
The Michigan Concert Quartet, com-
posed of H. L.. Davis, '17, F. W.
Grover, '18, Chase B. Sikes, '16, and
Harry Carlson, '17, has been secured,
together with the ukulele quartet from
the Mandolin club, to provide the mu-
sical entertainment at the junior lit
smoker to be held Monday night at
Prof. W. H. Hobbs will be present
and talk on the proposed plan for
compulsory military training, which
the campus is discussing. In addi-
tion, a third entertainment number
will probably be arranged.
Episcopal Students Invited to ginner
All Episcopal students in the uni-
versity are invited to a chicken sup-
per which will be served at 6:00
o'clock tonight in Harris hall. The
supper will be in the nature of a
parish function, and the charge will
IN LIVELY DEBATE
VOLUNTARY SERVICE ADVOCATED
BY NEARLY ALL OF 75.
PROF, HOBBS TAKES PART
Theiss, Claassen, Miller, Snethen and
Stevens Offer Ideas on
In a lively and interesting discussion,
the question of compulsory military
training was debated last night at the
Union Forum meting.
Nearly all of 75 men attending the
meeting were in favor of voluntary
military training, but many were op-
posed to compulsory training. The
upholders, however, had the best of
the argument. Added expense and loss
of time were the chief arguments of
the negative speakers, while duty and
responsibility to the nation was the
plea of the defenders of compulsory
"The average American," said Edgar
R. Theiss, lit spec., "thinks more of his
personal comfort and his pocketbook
than he does of his duty to his coun-
try. If sacrifice to the nation demands
that a student spend a few extra hours
and a few extra dollars at the univer-
sity he should be more than willing to
do so; he should consider it his chief
George C. Claassen, '17L, affirmed
that the military training that a man
would get here would not amount to
anything, that it would be of no value
to the defense of the country, "The
value of the training we would get
here would only be as an inducement
to take later training where the real
benefit would be received. Even if
military training would be effective
we do not want it, since the university
stands for education; it should prepare
men to live rather than to kill." An-
other speaker said, "The increased ex-
pense will be a hardship to men who
are working their way through college
Further than this a fellow who has to
work will have no time for military
training. This certainly is the case
Peter A. Miller, '17L, also expressed
himself as opposed to compulsory
training. "The voluntary system
should be tried until experience has
shown that it is unsuccesful. If it is
really the duty of students there will
be enough who will volunteer. The
University of Michigan is supported by
taxpayers and they should have the
right to express their views on how
their money is to be spent. Parents
also might object to sending their
sons to a university which has com-
compulsory military training." Ed-
ward O Snethen, '18L, said that "Mil-
itary training would be one step in
preparedness. Preparedness cused
the European war. We do not want
militarism in this university."
"The student should be prepared to
serve in case of necessity," said P. H.
Stevens, '16L. "It is generally ad-
mitted that a man should learn to
swim so that in, case of necessity te
may save himself from drowning. The
same principle applies in the question
Prof. William H. Hobbs, secretary of
the committee, whose report has been
adopted by the Senate, said, as to the
question of added expense, that the
uniforms would cost about $11.50 in-
stead of $14. But this outlay would re-
sult in an actual saving because the
uniforms would be worn by the stu-
dent on the day of training in place of
his usual clothing and the excellen
warm woolen unifqrm is much less ,o'x-
pensive and more serviceable thala the
clothing it would take the place-of.
"If the United States should be-
come involved in a war the untrained
volunteer would be absolutely worth-
less. At least 10 moPAghs would be
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WHAT'S GOING ON
Engineering assemblies, room 348
Sophomores, 9:00 o'clock today.
Juniors, 10:00 o'clock.
Seniors, 11:00 o'clock.
Senior pharmic class meeting, room
300 chemical building, 1:00 o'clock.
Dixie club all-southern smoker, Mich-
igan Union, 8:00 o'clock.
Faculty Concert, Hill auditorium,
"Y" School for Studies in Religion
meets, McMillan hall, 7:00 o'clock.
Classical club meets, Memorial hall,
Deutscher Verein meeting, Deutscher
Verein- room, 8:00 o'clock.
Woman's League Circus, Barbour
Gym, 4:00 o'clock.
Webster society meets, Webster hall,
Jeffersonian society meets, Jeffer-
sonian hall, 7:3Q o'clock.
Catholic Students' club meets, St.
Thomas hall, 8:00 o'clock.
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