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Business 960'*


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VOL. XXVI. No. 53.



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Angell Opposes Preparedness Without
a Policy; Says It Is Question
of Enlightenmentt
Norman Angell, apostle of pacifi-
cism, steered his ship o peace on
shoal awaters last night when he lec-
tured in University hall on "America
and 'the Europcan Settlement."
In fact, it is not too ncuch to say
hat the noble vessel was nearly
wrecked by certain wise rocks in the
history department.
ian yne Starts argument
fh address wx as the typical peace
talk, discouraging preparedness, urg-
i~g that a national conscience be ex-
erted to influence the foreign policy
of the government, pleas for our chil-
dren whom we must spare the hor-
rors of militarism in the future, the
uselessness of war, and so on. Per-
haps his best point was the desirabil-
ity of creating international senti-
ment and having well defined foreignr,
policies calculated to maintain har-
mony in the family of nations. Per-
haps his weakest was that this na-
tion should not have sent munitions
abroad to thus aid in the frightful
At the close of the lecture, a re-
quest having been made that questions
be asked by the audience, Pro
Claude H. Van Tyne. authority on
American history, rose to the occas-
ion by inquiring on what ground in
international law the speaker had as-
serted that this government was
wrong in sending munitions to the
allies. While no direct answer was
given, it was gathered from the reply
that the speaker considered it morally
It was next asked by the same in-
quirer why this country should ex-
pose itself to dangers of attack, while
international morality was being
slowly developed, the fact being ree-
ognized that man had fought for ages.
during which time human nature had
not changed substantially. The re-
ply, very much to the point, was to
the effect that "someone must try to
solve the problem of war, and the best
way to do so was to discuss the sub-
ject." It was not a question of human
nature but of overcoming prejudices.
It was also pointed out that if Bel-
gium regains her territory it will be
because of international agreement
and not armament. Professor Hobbs
and several others also asked que-
tions along the same lines.
Not Absolutely Against Preparedness
Although the speaker has spent most
of his life until the present war fight-
ing preparedness and armament, h
has changed his argument somewhat.
and now is "not against preparedness
but against preparedness without a
policy." The nation, he believes, can
no longer be protected by arms alone
This country needs a "settled" policy
"such that no nation can mistake for
what purpose the nation has armed."
It was pointed out by the same au--
thority on American history that thc
policy of the United States has usual-

ly changed wvh each new administra-
tion. The speaker, however, believed
the thing to do is change American
political organization.
Throughout the lecture, the speak-
er showed the same ability in juggling
facts in history, that he displayed in
dodging questions at the end.
Portions of His Speech.
"I am not against preparedness, but
I am against preparedness without a
policy. The wars of the past and the
present war were all capsed by the
fact that no nation knew what the
others' armament was for. In nearly
every case, that nation itself didn't
know exactly what it was arming for.
"A good illustration of this is the
present European situation. A. can-
vass of opinion among the leading
diplomatists would reveal the fact that
no two of them were agreed on what
the warring nations were fighting for
nor what would be the terms of peace
which the conquerors will demand of
(Continued on Page Six.) 1

Will Depart Without Official Papers
to Belligerents


New York, Dec. 3.---Despite the Unit-
ed States government's announcement
that it would not issue passports for
any members of the Henry Ford peace
expedition to any of the belligerent
countries, Mr. Ford announced tonight
that he was going to both England and
Germany, sailing on the Oscar II.,
scheduled to depart Saturday.
W. J. Bryan cleared up at the same
time the situation regarding himself1
by saying that he would not go on the
peace ship, but he said he would join
the party later at The Hague. Mr.
Ford said he made his last will and
testament last night.
"I am prepared to meet anything,"
he added.-
Smoker Scheduled For Monday Night.
to Plan Sale of
With the announcement by student
manager David R. Ballentine of the1
committees which will have charge of
the ticket sale for the Novelty Con-
cert to be given by the combined Glee
and Mandolin clubs on Friday evening,
December 10, in Hill Auditorium, a
ticket-selling campaign has been com-
menced which promises to draw a rec-
ord crowd for 'the opening concert oft
the clubs. A smoker will be held
Monday night at which time the de-t
tails of the campaign will be an-I
The smoker is scheduled for 8:001
o'clock Monday night and is to be
held in the Delta Cafe. A quartett
from the Glee club and a mandolin trio
will furnish music for the occasion.
Following is the organization as an-
nounced by Ballentine:t
Robert W. Collins, '17E, general1
chairman; William K. Niemann, '17,
campus sales manager; Louis A.
Arentz, '17, city sales manager; Lamarf
M. Kishlar, '17E, Ypsilanti sales man-
ager; John W. Langs, '17, publicity
Campus Sales Committee Chairmen
-F. H. Sweet, '18E, J. P. Weadock,1
'18, A. E. Horne, '18, F. S. Sell, '18,1
J. D..Hibbard, '18E, E. C. Schacht, '18E,i
Gordon Mack, '18, G. L. Ohrstrom, '18,1
C. F. Boos, '18E, G. L. Field, '18, C.I
W. Fisher, '18, H. E. Loud, '18E, H. A.
Gustin, '18, E. G. Dudley, '18E, H. D. i
Biery, '18, R. M. Langley, '18E, D. W.]
Crabbs, '18E, S. G. Pratt, '18E, W. C.
Brockway, '18E, A. V. Livingston, '18E,
Owen Watts, '18, A. F. Wakefield, '18,
L. N. Scofield, '18, J. G. Bryll, '18, P.
M. Ireland, '18.
Middletown, Conn., Dec. 3.-Stuart
Grant Geck, a Wesleyan freshman
who has been unconscious in the Mid-
dletown hospital since November 13,
died this morning.
Spinal meningitis is given as the
cause of his death. His father, Carr
W. Geck, is a wealthy resident of An-
conca, N. Y.
According to a story current here
and in the, college paper, Geck's ill-
ness was due to injuries received in
initiation into Chi Psi. It is said he
was put through ordeals which others
described as strenuous.
Special Dances to be Featured; All

Southern Men Eligible
Members of the Dixie club will
stage their first dance of the year at
9:00 o'clock tonight in Packard
Ike Fisher's orchestra has been se-
cured to furnish music for the occa-
sion. The committee promises that
several feature dances will be intro-
duced, and refreshments will be
served. All southernmentare eligible
to attend the affair.
Tickets can be secured from either
James S. Norton, '18, Bruner R. Penni-
man, '18, or Owen J. Watts, '18. The
price of tickets will be $1.00.

G overnnent Repeats Request For Re-
call of Capt. Boy-Ed and
Lieut. von Papen
Washington, Dec. 3.-The United
States government reopened issues
with Germany and Austria-Hungary
today by demanding the recall of.
Capt. Boy-Ed and Lieut. von Papens
and by repeating to the government of
Vienna its requirements for Austria'sI
long delayed statement regarding the
steamship Ancona.
Boy-Ed and von Papen are respect-
ively naval and military attaches of
the German embassy in Washington.
The state department announced
that their recall had been asked fort
because "of their vote and activitiese
in connection with military.and naval
Paper's Change to Metropolitan Stylet
Brings Up New Topic
For Debate
The next Forum meeting will be
held next Tuesday night at the Mich-£
igan Union at 7:30 o'clock. The topic
for discussion will be, "Is The Mich-T
igan Daily Performing Its Function as1
the Official Student Publication of thef
University?" This question was dis-
cussed last year but as The Daily's
policy has changed this year to thatt
of a metropolitan paper, it is hopedt
that at this meeting the campus will
voice its approval or disapproval of
the change.
As the Forum discussions are opent
to all students of the university, re-E
gardless of class or other affiations,
a large number are expected to attendt
this debate on a question that vitally
affects every Michigan man.
German Troops Fire on Food Rioters
Paris, Dec. 3.-The Journal des De-
bats publishes a Milan dispatch of the,
Fournier News Agency to the effect
that a great demonstration of work-
ing people in Berlin, occasioned by
the scarcity of food, was broken up1
by troops. The dispatch, which con-
veyed this information, was receivedz
from Berlin by way of Berne, Switzer-
land, asserts the troops fired on the
crowd, killing 200 persons.
The Journal des Debats says this
repore should be accepted with re-
New Members Wil Play Important
Part in Student Organizations
To fill vacancies left by- expired
terms, six directors have been ap-
pointed for the Student Christian as-
sociation's board of trustees. Two
men were re-elected from the retiring
board members.
G. Frank Almendinger, '78, and
Prof. W. W. Beman, of- the mathe-
matics department, were selected for
another three years. The following
were newly chosen: Mrs. A. E. Jen-
nings, Mrs. T. E. Rankin, Dwight God-
dard and Prof. T. C. Trueblood.
These new trustees with the pres-
ent members of the board will play
an important part in governing the
activities of both the student Y. M. C.
A. and Y. W. C. A. They will also

assist in carrying out the building
plans of the new Y. M. C. A. building,
the construction of which will be
started early in 1916.

Nrs. Beatrice Forbes-Robertson
Says Movement Will 'Not
Die Dowi


"I am the mouthpiece of one of theI
g:'eatest movements the world has
ever seen," said Mrs. Beatrice Forbes-
Robertson Hale in a speech which she
delivered in the auditorium of the
high school last night. "The Michi-
lan state association for women suf-1
frage has decided to wage another
campaign in 1918, and it is our dutyt
wo prepare the minds of the men of1
Michigan so that they will automati-
cally vote for it.
"This movement is not a fad," con-
tinned Mrs. Hale. "It will not die
down as soon as we get the vote. Only
after we get the vote will we see the1
real beginning of the women's move-
ment. It is but a part of a world-
wide movement toward democracy. We
do not want equality of birth or tal-
ent, but equality of opportunity--of
opportunity to get sufficient food
drink and clothes, and to take part in
ruling te country. This is my defini-
tion of democracy. Only in so far as
we approximate these ideals is our
country superior to other countries.7
If you give the human creature the
opportunity to develop, then you will
get real development, and only then.
"Men have broken away from theI
rule of kings and nobles; but women
have not broken away from the rule
of men. This is due to the people who
believe in precedent and say, 'Whatt
was good enough for my parents isr
good enough for me.' If we all did
this, we would still be living in caves1
and hitting each other with greatt
"Women have been restricted physi-
cally---by their clothes and by lack of
exercise-and mentally. We of the
women's movement believe that ath-
letics are more necessary for women
than for men, though we do not ad-
vocate the same forms of athletics. WeI
have been restricted in education and
in opportunities of making a living.i
"Many think that women's place isY
in the home. I can not conceive of at
state of society without a home. Thatt
is where love is, and we can not get
along without love.
"We say 'the woman's -place is in,
the home.' There is no such critter
as 'the woman,' nor any such place asE
'the home.' You do not speak of 'the
man,' but of 'men.' The women's
movement is really the attempt of,
men and women to remove from the
path of women all unnatural restric-~
tions. The vote is only incident to
this; it is the most convenient means
-you can always organize women un-
der votes for women.'
"Men-not 'the man'-invented de-
mocracy only after a tremendous
struggle and many sacrifices. It is
right that we should have to fight
for this privilege; otherwise, we
would not value it. We do not blame
the men, but we blame the fact that
it has taken us so many centuries to
rise above the status of slaves.
"Recently, men have taken out of
the home all productive instruments,
and have installed labor-saving de-
vices. We have left only cooking,
washing up, and dusting.
"The child is really its mother's
only until it is six years old. Then
the state takes charge and puts it in
school. Why argue that woman's
place is in the home, when she is in
complete charge of her children only
six years? We are not going to spend
all of our time voting; we can vote for
eight hours.
"We are not trying to be men. We
are proud to be women. We believe
in men and in the partnership of men
(Continued on Page Six.)

Tango Tea? No! a
Santa (laun Trot
Most assuredly not! By no means
will this be one of those ordinary.
dancing parties, the numerosity of
which causes many of our well inten-
tioned studes to spend their precious
evenings in developing charm and
grace of movement at the sacrifice of
that profundity of intellect that comes
only with long and conscientious ap-
plication to books. Behold a social1
function that promises to be novel,
distinctly individual and apart from
the commonplace.
If names can be relied on, the camp-
us is to be treated to a party that will
possess all these attributes when the
senior laws give their proposed Santa
Claus trot on the night of Thursday,
December 16, at Granger's dancing
The committee refused to give The
Daily representative any enlighten-
ment as to what might be expected in1
the way of surprise from a function
laboring under the name in question.I
But after all, you know, what is theret
in a name?
Michigan May Take Steps to Financet
American Ambulance
In accordance with the action ofT
several of the larger universities int
the east in supplying finances anda
men for aiding the work of the Amer-
ican ambulance hospital in France,1
preparations are being made for thef
formation of a society to assist in this
work among University of MichiganT
The American ambulance hospitalt
system is the idea of Richard Norton,t
a well-known art critic of Boston. At
she beginning of the war, Mr. Nortont
saw the work that could be done in1
Europe in the interests of humanity.C
The hospital corps was soon organ-
ized with Henry James, the American
novelist, as chairman, and at once re-1
ceived several cars and enough money1
to start the work.1
The eastern universities took up
with the idea immediately. Harvard,
Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, and Co-l
lumbia furnished men and money. Sev-
eral young men from eastern schools
contributed both their services and
Vieir automobiles for the work andj
went to the battle front. Two Ann1
Arbor boys, Louis P. Hall, Jr., and
Richard Hall, sons of Dr. and Mrs. L.
P. Hall, volunteered and are at pres-
ent in Europe in the work. Two Mich-
igan students, Kenneth T. White, ex-
'17E, and Edwin C. Wilson, ex-'15, also
left for the front, Wilson having re-
cently returned to hishome in Detroit.
The thought of thousands of strong,
educated, brave men, dying on the
battle field for want of immediate at-
tention has impelled young men to en-
gage in relief work. The automobiles
take the wounded to the base hospitals
in time to give them the needed med-
ical treatment.
The proposition will soon be brought
before the Michigan students and a
chance will be given for them to aid
in the work, which has been done
heretofore by eastern universities al-
most entirely.

Socialists Refrain From Attacking
Wahr Policy of Roman

New York, Dec. 3.--The precarious
situation of the Franco-British army
in Serbia is indicated by the holding
up for 24 hours by the British censor
of part of a dispatch sent by the Fal-
cona correspondent of the London
Daily Mail, filed. Thursday night.
The portion of the dispatch which
the censor did not see fit to be allowed
to be sent to the United States until
after 24 hours' delay follows:
"Now that the allies' efforts have
failed, the whole of Serbia, except the
extreme southeast corner, is held by
the enemy. The allies hold the crest
just beyond the Greek frontier,' and
although in a strong position, are
rather in a situation of peas in a
bottle. The neck of the bottle is a
single railway leading from Greece
to Serbia."
Lose Captured Position
Paris, Dec. 3.-In a surprise attack i
made south of Londaertdyle, on the
Belgian front Thursday night, the Ger-
nans captured the French position at
that post, but lost it to the French
again yesterday.
Outside of the usual *rtillery bom-
bardment, at various points along the
ront, the official statement issued to-
lay mentions minor fighting in prog-
ress northwest of Saye and at the
provision depot north of Lanourt in
he region between the Fonne and the
French guns took part in the at-
tempted bombardment of Thann in
Alsace, but retired before any slight
damage had been done.
Italian Nation United
Rome, Dec. 3.-The official Social-
sts in the war factions were so im-
pressed by the patriotic union of all
parties and by Foreign Minister Baron
Sonninos' declaration in the parlia-
ment yesterday that they desisted
from carrying out their proposal to
lodge an attack upon the government's
war policy.
This was the result of the enthusi-
asm that swept the parliament and
the nation at large yesterday after the
baron had declared adhesion to the
last to the agreement not to conclude
a separate peace, to act jointly with
the other allies and by his promise of
Italian participation in the Balkan
Serbs Will Win or Die
Rome, Dec. 3:-The word "capitula-
tion" is unknown in SerbiasaidtM.
Risiitch, Serbian minister to Italy,
today in reply to a report that Serbia
was ready to yield to the Teutonic
"The people there either win or
die; they never surrender."
Recruiting to End
London, Dec. 3.-In an appeal ad-
dressed to "all men of military age in
the United Kingdom" for preserving
their record, a recruiting officer says
the recruiting campaign is coming to
an end. By December 11, we shall
know whether the men of the United
Kingdom between the ages of 19 and
40 are prepared to give the army th
force required."
Summer Ball Rule May be Dropped
New York, Dec. 3.-If Yale is will-
ing, the summer baseball eligibility
rule will be put on skids at a meet-
ing of the representatives - here Friday
and Saturday.
It became known today that Har-
vard and Princeton will vote to either
modify the rule or repeal it altogether.
It is likely Yale will vote with the
other two against the rule as the ath-
letic status of Harry Le Gore and
other members of the 1916 Yale nine
hangs in the balance.
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* Ad W. Riter says:
* If it is advertised in The I
* Daily, it is what it purports to "
* be. The Daily identifies it.
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SUNDAY, 10:30 A. M.
University Bible Classes at Noon

Michigan Union dance, 9:00 o'clock.
Dixie club dance, Packard academy,
9:00 o'clock.
Craftsman club meeting, 7:30 o'clock.
Upper Room Bible class meets, 444
South State street, 7:00 o'clock.
Glee club practice, School of Music,
1:30 o'clock.
Union get-together, Michigan Union,
3:00 o'clock..
James Schermerhorn speaks at "Y" U-
hailmeeting, 6:30 o'clock.
Dr. C. A. Barbour speaks, Methodist
church, 7:30 o'clock.
"The Devil: His Rise and. Fall," by
Rev. Loring, Unitarian church, 10:30
o'clock. .

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