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Phones :-EdItorial 2414 t
Business 960

VOL. XXVL. No. 43.
t'TL9 st sros for Recent
Ag cIion b o tle 'rd to 31ltary
,r ung
"1 VArishto is in the strongest
erm; 1can cone' ad, my firnj convic-
ion that ww uthis war in Europe is
11;it , we n ll le clled upon to
meet an a ack by Germany," was the
startling assertion made by Professor
W11*i LI. kk' ,1 speaking at the
jniior lit soc. held last night at
tie Union.
"Anyone fanili: r with the facts
1 news that Eingiuid's command of the
seas and her support of our Monroe
rocsiae ha- kept us from invasion
ir . t.ha: u tduring the past gen-
1q, talk on the proposed
itroducti of compulsory military
raining in the university and to pre-
; at some of the reasons which
prompted the University Senate to
recommend it, 'Professor Hobbs took
the occasion to reveal for the first
time the peril of our national situa-
tion as it is viewed by the great ma-
jori of the faculty.
is the nearly ten years that I have
bion -ia membher of the University Sen-
ate" he said, "I do not remember a
meeting of that body that brought out
so arge an attendance or that passed
any important legislation by so over-
winming a majority, as that which
anted on the resolution for compul-
sary ,litary training.
"'a rt nation will go down to dis-
ater if we rely on raw levies. In-
vlasion by a first class power will take
0lace in two weeks after we know of
s approach. Plans for the capture
f our eastern seaboard have been
worked out in detail by the German
"Some students have spoken to the
effect that the University of Michigan
by advocating military training was
pioneering the way in a false direction
--towards what they call militarism.
So far from this being the truth, In-
diana University is the only institu-
ion among the otherhstate universi-
ties which has not yet adopted it, and
she has now a committee at work upon
plans for iroducing it."
Professor Hobbs emphasized the
fact that the great military need of
this country is for officers. "The prin-
cipal object of military training here
at the university," he said, "would be
to supply company officers."
lu reply to objections to the com-
pulsory character of the training to
he instiithoid, Professor Hobbs stated,
"Voluntary training has been tried in
many instances, and I have yet to
hear of its success. The whole bene-
fit of the training is lost when it is
voluntary. As regards volunteering
for service in event of war, such ser-
vice would -;gably be useless, since
the days of aleteur defense are long
since passed."
Referring to the "peace-at-any
price" propagandists, he said, "There
is evidence that they are receiving en-

couragement from the central pow-
ers, and next Friday is the time set
for a demonstration. In fact, Presi-
dent Hutchins has been asked by let-
ter to call the students together on
that date to encourage the movement.
"I want to repeat that today when
treason is abroad in the land, almost
unrebuked, I am ashamed of the spirit
of disloyalty shown by some."
Following Professor Hobb's talk,
25 students signed applications for
membership in the Ann Arbor branch
of the National Security League. Pro-
fessor Hobbs, Prof. S. L. Bigelow,
Registrar A. G. Hall, Prof. J. W.
Bradshaw and Prof. C. B. G. de Nan-
crede, who are all officers of the
branch, will go to Chicago Saturday
to attend a national meeting of the
The smoker began with entertain-
ment numbers by the Michigan Con-
cert quartet, the Alloha String quar-
tet, and a piano-banjo duet by Dean
J. DeButt , '18E, and Halstead Cot-
tington, '19.



Aaditonal Verses
For College Song
Edward May Enriches "'Tis of Michl-
g!.an We Sing" With Two
Added Stanzas.
"'Tis of Michigan We Sing" always
had one defect as a college song. It
was too short. Its one verse would
be repeated and repeated until the
song would be stopped from sheer
And now comes a wise man out of
the east to remedy the defect. He is
Ed. May, '90, an active niember of the
New York Alumni Association and as-
thor of several songs presented by the
New York alumni stunt shows. He has
added two more verses and given the
song the desired length.
The tune of "'Tis of Michigan We
Sing" is taken from a German Song,
"I'm a Soldier Now, Lazette," and its
rollicking swing makes it especially
fitted for a college song. A copy of
Mr. May's verses has been sent to the
Glee club, which may introduce them
at the concert December 10.
Following are the two verses added
by Mr. May:
"O'er the campus from the tow'r
Bells are chiming out the hour-
Chiming, chiming night and day
While we sing our merry lay-
Singing with the morning sun,
Singing when the day is done,
And a joyous song we'll raise
To Ann Arbor and her praise.
"Down the street we swing along
Marking thus our merry song-
Singing in the fading light
And the watches of the night
Wake the sleeper from his dream
While the stars so brightly beam
And a joyous song we'll raise
To Ann Arbor and her praise."
The organization meeting of the
Poetry club will be held in room 203
Tappan hall at 4 o'clock this after-
noon, instead of tomorrow, as had been
planned. All students and members
of the factulty who are interested in
literature are invited to be present at
the meeting. Among the things to be'
considered is the revival of "The
Painted Window."
InPaddition to the three authors al-
ready announced, three more probably.
will be here next month. The six au-
thors will be in Ann Arbor from De-
cember 5 to 15, and during that time
there will be at least one talk in Hill
auditorium. These men will also give
informal talks to the rhetoric and
literature classes.
Members of the "Y" deputation
team met last evening at the associa-
tion to prepare plans for the Troy,
Michigan, trip on December 10, 11,
12. C. C. Bailey, '16, captain of the
team, presided.
N. C. Fetter, student pastor of the
Baptist church, spoke on "Evangeli-
zation in Small Communities." W.
O. R. Johnson, '17, and Archie Mc-
Donald, '19, were selected to go to;
Troy with Bailey.
The Y. M. C. A. has received sev-

eral applications for men to visit
small towns near Ann Arbor during
the Christmas vacation, but not
enough men are available at present
to fill the requests.
Over 250 students and townspeople
attended the lecture given by David
R. Porter Sunday evening in U-hall
under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A.
Mr. Porter, speaking on "What the
University Man Thinks," made a most
favorable impression on the audience
through his earnestness and force as
a speaker.
The new "Y" Bible school was ex-
plained and men were urged to enroll
in the course at once in order not, to
miss the early meetings.I
Freshman pharmics will meet to-
night at 7:00 o'clock in room 30 of
the chemistry building.

Senate Council Passed Rule Last Year
Which Rigidly Fixed
Holiday Dates.
To the Student Body of Michigan:
In the past two weeks the Student
Council has received in different forms,
several requests asking the council to
make what efforts it could to have the
coming Christmas vacation adjusted
to begin the evening of Friday, Dec. 17,
1915, and to close Monday evening,
Jan. 3, 1916.
A committee of two was appointed
to see the proper authorities and to
present this request. This committee
learned that less than a year ago the
Senate Council passed a ruling which
determined the closing and resuming
of university work at Christmas time.
This rule is so established that the
dates of the holiday at Christmas time
are rigidly fixed-depending entirely'
upon the day in the week upon which
Christmas Day will fall. The commit-1
tee also learned that this ruling was1
not subject to change.
W ill Talk in University Hall on Some
Phase of Immigrationl
Norman Angell, English publicist,
author of "The Great Illusion," has
been secured to give an address in1
University hall on the evening of De-~
cember 3. Mr. Angell, who comes un-i
der the auspices of the Oratorical As-E
sociation, will speak on some phase ofx
the immigration question, taking forE
his subject, "The European in Ameri-
It is as an advocate of internationalE
peace that Norman Angell is known
throughout the world. The war par-
tiesin England and elsewhere had as-
serted that wars could be commer-
cially profitable. It was to refute this
assertion that "The Great Illusion"
was written. It clearly demonstrated
the economic interdependence of na-
tions and laid the basis for much ofp
the propaganda that is now being car-C
ried on in the interest of world-wide
G. D. JONES, '16, W. A. PEARL, '16,t
. r
Pass Scholarship Test; Six Men Are
Candidates for the Same
By passing the examination held inu
October, Granville D. Jones, '16, and
William A. Pearl, '16, are eligible fora
appointment to the Rhodes scholar-
ship and will appear before
the Rhodes Scholarship committee
which meets here in December. F.
J. Kennedy of the University of De-
troit, F. P. Cook of Alma College, W.
J. Moerdyk of Hope College, and W.
F. Rennie of Hillsdale College are also
eligible and will be invited to appearc
before the committee.P
Appointment to the Rhodes scholar-t
ship is based on the possession of
ability of leadership, the fondness andl
ability for athletics, scholarship and
neatness, general appearance, gener-t
al understanding and the possession
of gentlemanly qualities.t
The committee which picks the
candidate is composed of Presidentr

Harry B. Hutchins, chairman, Chief
Justice Flavius, L. Brooke, Dean John1
R. Effinger, President H. A. Crooks
of Alma College and President Amy
Venena of Hope College.
The Rhodes scholarship is an ap-I
pointment of considerable honor.'
Percival V. Blanshart, '14, is the lastI
University of Michigan man to re-I
ceive the appointment. He is at pres-
ent at Oxford.I


Organizations' Representatives
to Receive Mid-Semester


Mid-semester report cards for stu-
dents in fraternities, sororities and
house clubs are now ready at the
offices of the Deans of the Engineer-
ing and Literary colleges.
A news departure in the nature of
this work has been made this year in
that only unsatisfactory work will be
reported ba'ck to the students. Hence,
if the work of any one student is all
in the A, B, or C grade, he will get
back no report.
The system has been considerably
simplified due to the fact that the
work will be handled through the of-
fice of the Registrar. Each student
will be asked to make out merely one
card instead of having to make out
one for each class, as has been the
case in the past. The offices will see
to the obtaining of the reports and the'
transcription onto the cards that will
be returned to the student.
Represenatives from each house are1
advised to call at once and obtain
these cards from the messengers in
the Deans' offices.1
Dr. A. G. Ruthven, Director of Museum .
Edits Publication Started
Last Year
Last year Dr. Bryant Walker and
Bradshaw H. Swales, founded, and are1
still supporting, a publication at thet
university Museum. This paper is
edited by Alexander G. Ruthven, Di-
rector of the Museum, and containsI
scientific papers published by the
Museum. The publication is entitled
"Occasional Papers of the Museum ofl
The various papers appear separ-
atly and are sent to men interested
in the particular subjects discussed,
and to scientific libraries.e
Up until the beginning of the cur-e
rent school year, ten papers had beenf
published and since the opening of
college three more have been issued.
No. 11 treats of the breeding habitsI
of a peculiar South American frog.t
The paper was written by Dr. Ruthvent
and is illustrated with a number of
photographs. No 12 is an account of
the finding of a turtle, new to thet
Michigan fauna by Dr. Ruthven and
Miss Crystal Thompson, scientific as-
sistant. No. 13 is a description of the
skull of a fossil Musk Ox by Prof. E.
C. Case of the geology department.c
Three half tones accompany the de-N
In addition to these articles theree
are five more in the press and several
others being prepared.,
Tryouts for the All-Fresh Glee Club
will be held at 7:00 o'clock on Wednes-
day evening at the school of music on1
Maynard street, according to an an-
nouncement by Paul W. Eaton, '19,
chairman of the Glee club committee.
U. Stanley Wilson, leader of the Var-
sity Glee club, will have charge of
the tryouts.
It is hoped that a large number will
try out tomorrow night. Those stu-
dents who are planning to leave Wed-
nesday afternoon to spend Thanksgiv-
ing at home will be given an oppor-
tunity to try out some time next week.
Football Season Ends Next Thursday.1
Football leaves the athletic lime-
light on Thursday, when the two big'
Turkey Day attractions usher out the
1915 season. The Army meets the
Navy in New York on Thanksgiving
day, and at the same time Cornell

plays Pennsylvania. I

Absentees Beware
Students who have visions of a fine
time "Back home with the folks" dur-
ing the Thanksgiving week-end, be-
ware! The attendance cominmittee of
the literary college gives promise of
unrelenting adherence to the triple
bolt rule for all classes missed on
either Wednesday or Friday.
The rule which bears on this mat-
ter is to the effect that absolutely no
absence will be 'excused unless ac-
companied by a written note from the
Dean, and all unexcused absences will
be counted as three absenes for each
class missed.
That the rural schools are responsi-
ble for the spread of a great deal of
tuberculosis in the state of Michigan
is brought out from week to week as
the "Health First" campaigns that are
being conducted by the state board of
health continue.
In an address before the Medical as-
sociation of Ottawa county, Dr. Vic-
tor C. Vaughan, Jr., '00-02M, of De-
troit, declared that he had taken par-
ticular pains to notice during an au-
tomobile trip from Detroit to Holland,
cutting entirely across the state
through a prosperous section of the
country, how many schools in the rur-
al district had open windows while the
pupils were mastering the three R's,
and on the whole journey he found
not one where an open window' could
be discovered, in spite of the fact
that it was in early November and the
day was as "rare as a day in June."
Study of Gems Will Give Student Prof.
ficiency in Detection of
False Stones
Prof. Edward H. Kraus of the min-
eralogy department will give a course
entitled "Gems and Precious Stones,"
for the first time next semester.
The object of the course will be to
give information. concerning the pro-
perties and occurrences of gems and
the methods of recognition of the same,
together with the history of famous
gems. No laboratory work will be in-
cluded in the course, for a sufficient
number of the precious stones for this
work cannot be secured.
Particular stress will be laid upon
distinguishing synthetic stones, im-
itations and the natural gems. Enorm-
ous strides have been made in the de-
velopment of the manufacture of syn-
thetic gems in the past few years, and
sometimes it is barely possible for an
expert to distinguish them from the
bona-fide stone.
This course may be spoken of as a
general culture course, and is bound
to become extremely popular due to
the fact that there is no preparatory
work required. According to Prof.
Kraus there is a great demand for this
line of work among the jewelers in the
great cities, especially New York. Im-
itation stones are being made with
such proficiency that expert men are
resuired to detect any falsity in the

Roumania Offered Concessions
Greeks Unofficially Give Out Terms;
China May Ally With
London, Nov. 22.-A strong allied
attack on the western front on the
Gallipoli peninsula is reported from
the German sources today, and official
report from the Turkish War Office
"Artillery duels are in progress on
the Dardanelles. Strong fighting with
bombs is taking place near Fedgel-
The London newspapers are inclined
to think that Lord Kitchener' in an
unofficial visit to the British and
French lines on the Gallipoli penin-
ula, has ordered a new offensive there.
Teutons Seek Aid.
Rome, Nov. 22.-Germany and Aus-
tria-Hungary are understood to be
asking Rumania to prove herself neu-
tral and at the same time are offering
certain concessions to her if she will
enter the war on the side of the central
powers, According to information re-
ceived here today from reliable
Greece States Terms
Washington, ┬░Nov. 22.-Greece's
terms for entering the war on the side
of the allies are that her army be re-
enforced with 500,000 Anglo-French
troops or that a definite arrangement
be concluded with Rumania for a joint
treaty for invasion of Bulgaria. This
statement was made in the Grecian
legation today.
Kitchener Wants Greeks Neutral
LONDON, Nov. 22.-A correspondent
of the Morning Post attributes to Earl
Kitchener a statement that all the Al-
lies ask fromGreece is that she carry
to fulfillment a promise already given
-that of a benevolent neutrality. This
means that she will place no obstacle
in the way of their operations in Mace-
China May Enter War.
Tokio, Nov. 22.-Japanese authorities
are being consulted by representa-
tives of the Quadruple Entente with
egard to a measure for inducing China
to ally herself with the entente.
Russians Plan on Winter Stay.
London, Nov. 22.-Judging from the
nature of a report received here con-
cerning the fighting on the Russian
front, the Russians are digging them-
selves in at their present positions
and are preparing to hold them
throughout the winter. The meager
report from Berlin and Vienna today
indicates that what fighting there' is
is of a desultory nature. The only of-
ficial Austrian statements claim that
the Muscovites are experimenting with
gas bombs.
Zal-Gaz Grotto Circus arrived in
town and gave its first performance'
Saturday. The program was even
better than had been anticipated,. and
was an improvement on the usual

run of shows of that type.
In the popularity contest which has
been running in connection with the
show, the standing has been consid-
erably changed in the last day or so.
It is as follows: Joe Ufer, 471; L.
Lislie, 382; John Maulbetsch, 245; H.
L. Smith, 204; Thomas Soddy, 193;
George Labadie, 164; Herbert Wilson,
125; William Cochran, 121; Harry
Gault, 104.
Alumni of the Phoenix club will hold
a dance tomorrow evening at 8:30
o'clock at the Riverside Temple in De-
* * * * * * * * * * * *. *
* Ad W. Riter says:- *
* The purveyors of substantial *
* goods, of the things that make *
* for better 'living, are coming' *
* more and more to see that ad- *
* vertising is a sound method of *
* efficient salesmanship. *
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To Daily Advertisers
Owing to the fact that Thursday, Nov. 25, is Thanksgiving
Day, and the Ann Arbor Press will be closed, all copy for
advertising for Friday's issue, No=-. 26, must be in by 2:00
P. M , Wednesday, Nov. 4. The IDA ILY will issue a paper
both on Thaks ivxing DI)y and Irida. , the 26th.

J Lit class meeting, 101 Ec., 4:00
Poetry club meets, room 203 Tappan
hall, 4:00 o'clock.
Meeting of American Chemistry so-
siety, room, 151 Chem building, 4:15
Senior Architects meet room 311, En-
gineering, 4:30 o'clock.
Flonzaley Quartet, Hill auditori-
um, 8:00 o'clock.
Montana club smoker and meeting,
Union, 8:00 o'clock.
Kentucky club smoker, Union, 7:30
Vespers, Newberry hall, 1:00 o'clock.
Alpha Nu society meets. Alpha Nu
rooes, 7:30 o'clock.
Adelphi society meets, Adelphi
rooms, 7:30 o'clock.
Senior architects will hold a meet-
ing at 4:30 today in room 311 of the
new engineering building.


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