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Phones:-Editorial 2414
Business 960


Close Split in Vote Probably Will Have
Little lEffect on Regents;
Freshman Vote Not Larg'e
Compulsory military training re-
ceived the endorsement of the campus
yesterday when it carried by a slight
margin in the straw ballot conducted
by The Michigan Daily, under the su-
pervision of Francis T. Mack, '16E,
Approximately 2,000 students register-
ed their opinion upon the question,
1040 voting in favor of the proposal
and 932 declarng against it.
Owing to the closeness of the vote,
it is probable that the ballot will not
have any great influence upon the
board of regents when it meets to de-
cide the proposition today. If the
results had shown that student opin-
ion was strongly for or against the
plan, it might have affected the action
of the regents; but as the split was
so nearly even, the ballot will doubt-
less not be a determining factor in the
decision of the board.
Considering the limited amount of
time which was given the students to
vote, the number of votes cast is sur-
prising, and indicates that interest was
unusually high over the proposed sys-
tem. Following is the number of votes
cast by departments: Architecture,
69; homeopathic, 4; -literary, 742; en-
gineering, 517; special and graduate,
60; law, 189; dental, 205; medical,
153; no department given, 33. The
number of votes cast by classes is:
Senior, 430; junior, 469; sophomore,
497, freshman, 483; special and gradu-
ate, 60; no class given, 33. '
The Daily also conducted a straw
ballot among the faculty members.
Three questions were submitted to
them; "Do you favor military train-
ing for Michigan?" "Would you want
such training compulsory?" "Would
you want such training voluntary?"
Out of the 138 replies received, 83 de-
clared that they were in favor of the
plan, and 55 expressed themselves as
opposing it. In reply to the second
question, 72 answered "yes" and 55
"no." In regard to voluntary train-
ing, 15 favored the system and 75
were against it.
Most of the faculty replies are also
interesting from the remarks express-
ed on the cards. One would not have
it compulsory until voluntary drill had
been tried. Another would have it
elective and give credit for the work.
A third would have it the same as
gymnasium work while another would
give the undergraduates a choice be-
tween the two.
All graduations from approval to
condemnation are expressed. One
writer answers the questions with
"Unquestionably," "Certainly," "No,
voluntary training has been proven
useless 'by results."
Prof. J. 11. Waite Addresses New Men
at Banquet of Union

Twelve of the elect and highly hon-
ored gathered around the campus flag-
pole yesterday afternoon at 4:30
o'clock to await performance of the
mysterious ceremony that would make
them bona-fide members of Griffins,
all-campus honor society. The men
were led to the Griffin rooms where
the initiation was held, after which a
banquet was given in their honor at
the Union.
Prof. J. B. Waite, of the law depart-
ment, was the principal speaker of
the evening.
The names of the men who were ini-
tiated into Griffins are as follows:
H. Leslie Caroll, '17E, James E.
Chenot, '16, Grant H. Cook, Glenn M.
Coulter, '16L, Frank W. Grover, '18,
Edwin A. Hyman, '17, Edward E.
Mack, '17, William K. Neimann, '17,
Harold E. O'Brien, '17, N. Earl Pinney,
'16 Cedric C. Smith, '18, Thomas P.
Soddy, '16E.

M i iry T rainia
in English Schools
Not Complsory WInl ritish Uniersities
l.tFear of 0straci in
Swells Ranks.
In an interview yesterday Prof. Thos.
West, ofkMcGill University, Montreal,
who spoke on "Structure of Metals"
in the chemistry building Monday
evening under the auspices of the Phi
Lambda Upsilon society, gave some
timely remarks on military training
in England. He said that Military
training was not compulsory in the
English universities but that a very
large percentage of the students con-
sidered it either a duty or a pleasure
to take it. In Oxford or Cambridge a
student is really ostracized from
everything if he is not a militarist.
Most of the English universities
give three years of military training.
During the first year there are forty
periods of one hour each besides the
experience gained in a fortnight of
camp life. Only thirty periods are re-
quired the second year but several
classes in military maneuvers as well
as another fortnight in camp are the
pleasures of the would-be soldiers.
The students are now prepared to
take an examination which will put
them in a class about equal to a cap-
tain. This examination is a practical
one in every detail. The candidate is
given problems in military tactics to
work out on the spur of the moment
and must solve them satisfactorily be-
fore he can continue with his third
year of military training. By the time
he has completed three years he is
considered capable of being a commis-
sioned officer in the regular army.
In times of peace there is not a very
large percentage of the graduates who
enter the regular territorial or stand-
ing army. Each one is, however, ex-
pected to be prepared for at least five
years after he is out of the university.
At present most of the graduates are
in the army as commissioned officers.
Seniors in the English universities are
unknown. All of the students are
-young lads of sixteen or seventeen,
going to school only because they are
of too tender years to shoulder a mus-
Military training 'is considered a
great success in England. It is not
compulsory in any of the schools but
no where do the classes suffer for
lack of students. It is a question of
honor with these fellows and they
have shown how nobly they can re-
spond in time of need.
Prof. Friday and W. C. Mullendore to
Talk; Michigan Concert
Quartet to Perform

Faculty Men From History, Fine Arts
and English Departments,
Meet Students
Many students last night took ad-
vantage of the opportunity offered by
faculty night at the Union to spend
the evening with members of the fac-
ulty. The faculty of the history, fine
arts and english departments were in-
vited. Among those who attended the
meeting were the following: Prof.
Herbert R. Cross of the department of
fine arts; Prof. Edward R. Turner,
Prof. William A. Frayer, Mr. Arthur
Boak, Mr. Ross McLean, of the history
department; Prof. Louis A. Strauss,
Prof. Wilbur R. Humphreys, Prof.
Morris P. Tilley, Mr. William o. Ray-
mond, of the english department. All
expressed their satisfaction with the
meeting and the hope that they will
be held in the future.
Faculty meetings are to be con-
tinued weekly, the next one being
held next Tuesday. The faculty mem-
bers of particular departments will
be invited each week and students in-
terested in these departments are es-
pecially welcomed.
D. 31. Sarbaugh and I. C. Johnson Both
Unable to Go; Lee Joslyn
Makes Application
Another invitation as an unofficial
representative of the university on
Henry Ford's peace argosy was re-
ceived last night by Irwin C. Johnson,
'16. The invitation was extendidd
through the influence of a former
editor of the Cosmopolitan Student,
who will accompany the peace advo-
cates on their mission.
When interviewed last night, John-
son intimated that he probably would
be unable to accept the invitation on
account of the press, of his work as
the Curator of Harris hall, a position
which he fills in addition to his col-
lege work.
Donald M. Sarbaugh, '17L, who has
received the official invitation as rep-
resentative of the university, also an-
nounced last night that after consul-
tation with President Harry B. Hutch-
ins and Prof. E. C. Goddard, of the
Law school, he had decided to decline
the appointment because of the loss
of a semester's- credit which the ac-
ceptance of the honor would entail.
A wire was sent to Mr. Ford's sec-
retary last night to the effect that both
Sarbaugh and Johnson would prob-
ably be unable to accept the appoint-
ment, and Lee E. Joslyn, '17, has made
application to Louis P. Lochner who
has charge of the executive arrange-
ments of the trip, for the appointment
to represent Michigan.
Wm. J. Bryan in Favor of Project;
Will Join Party Later
New York, Nov. 30.-William J.

Bryan has officially come out strongly
in favor of Henry Ford's plan to end
the war by taking 200 American peace
advocates to Europe Saturday on
the peace ship, Oscor II.
"I favor the plan," said Mr. Bryan,
"and shall probably join the party at
a peace conference of neutral nations
at The Hague, although I shall be
unable to sail on the Oscar II."

Hobbs Advances
More Arguments

Finds Support in System Now
Vogue at Illinois and Quotes
General Wood
Editor, Michigan Daily:-

iI C

In his article published in the New
York Times, which has been re-print-
ed in Detroit and University papers;
my good friend, Dean Lloyd, refers to
the claim that military training tends
toward the physical and moral bet-
terment of students with the remark,
"one has to suspect the intended ar-
gument of being made more ad popu-
lum than sound and genuine. Among
other grounds of such suspicion, the
propounders of this argument in most
cases have found themselves actively
interested in the physical and moral
welfare of students very suddenly."
It should not be necessary to assure
Dean Lloyd that the members of the
original senate committee who all
subscribed to the claim, had a very
solid basis for their belief. Speak-
ing for myself, I may say that this
belief is based upon the experience
of nearly a score of years when upon
the faculty of a sister university at
which military training was in vogue.
In no way can I so well express my
views as to cite from a published ad-
dress of Professor, formerly Dean,
Edward Orton of Ohio State Univer-
sity; who by reason of long study
of the question, more than any other
layman is qualified to speak with
Physical advantage. Young men
who come to college may be divided
into two classes-those who are in
earnest and those who are not. Hap-
pily the first class greatly predomin-
ates. But both classes make the same
error, though from different reasons.
The dig does not want to drill because
it takes too much time. He has a
convenient chance to get a laboratory
section or something else, and he does
not want to quit and put on his uni-
form, just when an hour more would
finish an experiment or complete a
problem. The idler on the other hand
finds that drill interferes with his
watching or taking part in the col-
lege sports or something else, and
hence he would like to be excused.
An hour of brisk marching in the
open air, with head up, shoulders
square, and with every sense alert,
under the inspiring influence of mass
action, team work and military music,
is a grand finish for the day of a col-
lege student, and a grand preface to
the evening meal. In college or out,
humankind are prone to neglect the
simple laws of health and fail to take
exercise. The drill would be worth
ten times over if it did no other thing
then to force students to exercise
regularly in the open air. One of its
great merits is that it catches the very
fellow who would not get the exercise
except upon compulsion.
Intellectual benefit. As a purely in-
tellectual exercise, military drill is
in one respect the equal of any course
in college, viz., power of concentration.
It keeps a constant demand upon the
attention of every man in the com-
pany every minute that it lasts. It
is memory exercise at first,- but as
soon as familiarity and practice bring
a certain degree of automaticity to the
common movements, the nature of
the demand changes and the strategi-
cal phase of the subject is developed.
The handling of troops, even in a
simple military ceremony, requires
not only concentration but construc-
tive ability, and the moment that the
work leaves the field of ceremony and
takes up real military manouvering,
such as skirmish drill, out-post duty,
etc., the constructive element becomes
predominant. No one, officeror pri-
vate, can acquit' himself well in a
spirited, snappy drill without giving
a high degree of cncentration to the
(Continued on Page 5.)
Paul Fuller, New York attorney,
who acted as President Wilson's agent
last year, died last night.

Thirty Men Pledge Themselves to Give
Support If Student Branch is
Formed Here
Thirty actively interested students1
gathered last night in the engineering
building to discuss the formation of
a student branch of the Society of
Automobile Engineers at Michigan.
The meeting was called as a result
of the demand for the formation of
such a society which has been comingF
from the student body, particularly theE
engineers, and as a result of the ac-
tive interest shown by members of
the general society in Detroit.
The gathering put themselves on
record under the following caption:
"We, the undersigned, pledge our ac-
tive interest and support of a student
branch of the S. A. E., providing that
it is formed." This list is tacked on1
the wall in the engineering society.1
rooms, room 212-214, and those inter-
ested who were not able to attend the7
meeting are requested to sign up.
Prof. W. T. Fishleigh, head of the
automobile engineering . department,
who lead the discussion,, stated that
he would be strongly in favor of the1
branch providing that the students
took up the work seriously and didt
their best to make the society a strong
one. He assured those present of
the help and cooperation of the gen-
eral society in forming a studentk
A meeting was called for next Tues-
day night when it is expected that the
list of- names will have increased to{
at least 50. Further plans for the
branch will be made at that time and
formal application for membership to
the general society will be made. Itf
is requested that all those who are
interested in the society and would
give it their support, sign the list inF
the engineering society rooms.
Catastrophe Occurs at Dupont de
Nemours Powder Company at t
Wilmington, Del.£
Wilmington, Del., Nov. 30.-At least
31 men, nearly all of them foreigners,
were killed and seven injured, when
8,000 pounds of black powder explod-
ed in a packing house in the upper
Hadley yard of the E. . Dupont de
Nemours Powder Company near here
this afternoon.
The cause, according to an
official statement by the coin-
pany, is a mystery. The explosion was
so severe that only a hole in the
ground marked the spot. The pack-
ing house was blown to pieces and so
were other structures nearby. There
were 25 men and a few youths from
16 to 21 years old at work in the
packing house. None survived. They
were all blown to atoms. Nothing
could be found to enable identifica-

tion. The others killed were outside
the building.
Public students' recital, School of Mu-
sic, 4:15 o'clock.
Fresh mandolin tryouts, 205 N. W.,
8:00 o'clock.
Dr. E. Huntington speaks, Science
building, 8:00 o'clock.
Catholic Study Club meets at K. of C.
parlors, 7:30, Wednesday evening.
Regents meeting.
Michigan Union dinner, 6:00 o'clock.
Senior lit smoker, Union, 7:30 o'clock.
Soph lits smoker, Michigan Union
,7:30 o'clock.
Faculty concert, Hill auditorium, 4:15

Denys Cochin States That Allies Are
Satisfied With Assurances
Given by Greeks
London, Nov. 30. - Monastir, in
southeastern Serbia, has been evacu-
ated, Serbian troops having accom-
plished their purpose by delaying the
enemy's advance until the civil pop-
ulace of the town had time to escape.
The defenders are now leaving the
city according to official report, and
are retiring in good order. The Bul-
garian occupation of the town is ap-
parently a matter of only a few hours.
France Calls Out 1917 Class
Paris, Nov. 30.-France called for
boys of 18 to colors today. The Cham-
bers of Deputies passed a bill pro-
viding for such a call. About 400,000
youths will be subject to military ser-
vice December 15. They will be the
class of 1917.
Loos and Alsace Battle Scenes
Paris, Nov. 30.-There was furious
fighting today with grenades in the
region of Loos and Alsace, the French
troops shattering the German trenches
north of Nuhleah.
London, Nov. 30.-The destruction
of the German seaplane Alvacross has
been observed off Ferrane. The sink-
ing of the seaplane is described in an
official admiralty report. The Alva-
cross dived nose first into the sea off
Ostend and sunk.
King George Takes Outing
London, Nov. 30.-King George took
his first outing today since he fell
from his horse last month while in-
specting the British army on the west-
ern front. He was driven in a wheel
chair in the palace garden. The mon-
arch recovered from the injury he
sustained in an accident with slight
Denys Cochin Relches Italy
Rome, 'Nov. 30.-Denys Cochin, who
has been in the near east on a spe-
cial mission for the entente, arrived
today at Messina aboard a Greek crui-
ser. In an interview given before he
left Messina for Rome, Cochin stated
that the assurance given by King Con-
stantine of the Greek government for
the safety of the allies troops in Mace-
donia was amply sufficient.
Gives Interesting Lecture on "La
Russie en 1875," in Form of
Series of Letters
"La Russie, en 1875," was the title
of an interesting lecture delivered yes-
terday by Mr. Philip E. Bursley, of
the French department, before the
Cercle Francais. In the form of a
series of letters from a traveler, Mr.
Bursley described the magnificent pal-
aces and cathedrals of St. Petersburg
and Moscow, paying special heed to
the three cathedrals within the Krem-

lin walls, where the. Czars are re-
spectively crowned, married and en-
Each year a wonderful fair is held
at Nijny Novgorod during the summer
months to which 400,000 people are
drawn from all parts of the empire.
Merchandise of every sort is sold in
the 7,000 booths which spring up on
the banks of the Volga river, forming
a review of Russian industry.
A large attendance at the first
Cercle lecture points to a very suc-
cessful year for that organization.
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An exceptionally lively and inter-
esting program has been arranged for
the membership 'steak dinner to be
held tonight at the Union at 6:00
o'clock. George McMahon will be
toastmaster. Prof. David Friday, of
the economics department, and Will-
iam C. Mullendore, '16L, will be the
speakers. The Michigan Concert
quartet composed of H. L. Davis, '17,
F. W. Grover, '18, Chase B. Sikes, '16,
Harry Carlson, '17, will sing several
songs. Leroy Scanlon, '16L, at theI
piano, and William C. Achi, '17L, who
will perform on the ukelele, will help
to make the musical part of the pro-
gram a success.
Nearly all of the 200 tickets which
went onsale last week have been sold
but there are still a. few left which
may be purchased at the Union desk.
Steak will be the feature of the
menu. A steak dinner has not been
given by the Union for several years
and it is planned to make their rein-
statement tonight especially entertain-
Five Negroes Hurt in Cuban Race Riot
Havana, Nov. 30.-There was a riot
today between the whites and negroes
at Canacugy. The whites, resenting
the negroes frequenting their plaza
during the band concerts, began shoot-
ing and in the rioting that followed
five negroes were wounded. Military
order was restored. and although fur-
ther trouble was feared, the day pass-
ed quietly.

Normal Concert Course
Ypsilanti,'Wednesday, Dec. 1
8:00 P. M.
Philadelphia Orchestra-85 Musicians-Leopold Stokowski. Conductor
vorspiel-"Die Meistersinger"........................Wagner
Waldweben-"Siegfried................................ Wagner
Piano Concerto in Flat...............................Liszt
M'rs. Baskerville
Symphony No. 4, in F .........................Tschaikowsky
Tickets at Box Office, $1.50
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