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Mich 1igan


Phones :-Editorial 2414
Business 960

VOL. XXVI. No. 63.



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Humorous Scotch Comedians Furnisl
Plenty of Amusement to
At the rehearsal last night of "The
Professor's Love Story," in Sarah Cas-
well Angell hall, the final proof was
given that this year's Comedy club
production is going to be one of Mie
sensations of the college year. Every-
thing went off smoothly. and the cast
showed evidence of long hours of
training, coupled with an unusual
amount ci natural ability.,
Morrison *Wood, who has the lead,
showed the polish of a finished actor,
and almost seemed to live the part oi
the absent-minded professor who falls
in love without knowing the why nor
wherefore of it. Phyllis Povah's
handling of her difficult role showed
considerable dramatic ability. She
did not over-act her part, which would
be the easiest thing in the world to do
But the charm of the play and what
will undoubtedly appeal to the audi-
ence Saturday night lies in the con-
,istent "playing up" of the supporting
company. There were no bids for in-
dividual applause and no neglecting'
the furtherance of the plot for the
sake of a laugh or two. With the two
stars as the center, the casthrevolved
about them as a unified whole.
The play would be worth going to
see if only for the humor furnished
by the two Scotchmen, with a bonny
lassie as the object of their affections.
When they appear in the foreground,
the buzzing cf their "r's" is like the
rising of a flock of quail. The native
Scotch shrewdness is brought out in a
capable manner during the several
situations, which have for their cen-
ter the ,love of the aforementioned
Due to a misunderstanding, people
have been apply- at the box office
at the Whitney for tickets. The man-
agement announces that tickets will
be on sale at Wahr's on State street
this afternoon, and on Friday and Sat-
urday they will be on sale at the
Whitney. Yesterday afternoon there
was a record sale of tickets, and the
good seats are going fast. The scale
of prices runs $1.50, $1.00, and 75, 50
and '25 cents.

Good Fellows Receive Promises
of Christmas Cheer from All Sides
S'. I ratenitlies ('fl'r to Take BoYS for Christmas, Dinners and to Uinate

Fire Forces Theta
Xi en from House
Fraternity Men Find Refuge in Other

Phyllis Povahi and lorrison Wood, in
"The Professor's Love Story"
Information From Vienna Shows That
Answer Will Satisfy Officials
at Washington
London, Dec. 15.-Information that
came from Vienna today indicates
that Austria will accede to all of the
demands of the United States in the
Ancona case.
Baron von Burias, the Austro-Hun-
garian foreign ambassador, has called
a special council to disclose the note
and will probably quote today the in-
demnity and give satisfaction. Spe-
cial significance is placed on delay in
considering the note and the warning
of the United States that it will toler-
ate no pluEi from Austria that it had
not been tornally advised of the atti-
tude of this country it regard to the
submarine attacks.
Count Ernest von Reventlow, writ-
ing to the Tagesblatt, attacked the
American note on the ground that it
hints at directorizing a tone of curt
command. He regards the facts in
the note as official and says they have
been co,4*adictory, ignoring entirely
the Austrian description of the cir-
He suggests that the note, is a po-
litical expedient on the part of the
administration at Washington, not an
attempt to treat the matter objection-

Presents: People Agree to Provide Holiday Happiness for Several _ss_____
Families; Communications Show Spirit of Enthusiasm; Walters Fire, starting from a defective
Take Up Collection for Surprise Basket of Edibles chimney in the attic of the Theta Xi
o -house. 624 Packard street, at 5:00
Six fraternities on the campus sent eral waiters, and a table in a local o'clock yesterday afternoon, caused
in word to the Good Fellow Editor boarding house. The men have taken damage which it is estimated will
yesterday that they are willing to take total nearly $1,000.
s up a collection, and yesterday in a Howard Keeler, '16E, suffered se-
as Chngro sonne andgve hem I letter to the Good Fellow Editor, of- vere burns on his left hand when he
a Christmas dinner and presents. In' fered to take and provide a full oeae ieetnuse hog
addition to this, several individuals, ridtma aket an y faiy at hoperated afire extinguish r through
in communications addressed to the Christmas basket for any family that the trap door opening into the blazing
sommittce offered to provide Christ- the committee would designate. attic. Keeler and the porter, Harry
mas cheer for families, and several. There will be a meeting of all or- Kimmel, fought the fire with buckets
more children. ganizations in the city who are taking of water, passed along a line formed
One of the letters received by the part in the Christmas relief move- by the men in the house, until both
3ood Fellow Editor yesterday illus- ment, at 4:00 o'clock this afternoon city departments arrived.
trates the spirit which the campus is in the offices of The Daily. Any men The water with which the firemen
lisplaying in getting behind the move- or women who have data that they flooded the attic, seeped through the
ment. The communication, which was would like to present to the committee floors to the basement, damaging rugs
accompanied by a dollar bill, reads are invited to be present at the meet- and furniture from top to bottom of
as follows: ing. At this time, the work in the the house. All the walls will need to
Dear Good Fellow Editor:- entire city will be checked, and as- be replastered and repapered before
This is my contribution to the Mich- signments for further work will be the place can again be occupied, and
igan Good Fellows. It isn't much, but made the roof will have to be partially re-
if there is any service that I can ren- The travelogues at the high school built.
der you in addition to it, you have auditorium last night were an un- Damage to the building and furni-
but to call on me. qualified success from the standpoint ture will probably amount to $600 or
Very sincerely yours, of the Good Fellows, and quite a $700, while the individual members
large sum of money was realized for will lose about $250 from ruined
This is but one of many like letters I the support of the movement. clothes, and books.
received during the past few days .by Tomorrow is Good Fellow Day. An Temporarily driven from their home
the committee in charge of the move- effort will be made to complete the the men will live in other fraternity
ment. work to some extent, and steps will houses and private residences, whose
Another worth while illustration of be taken to bring the movement be- owners hastened to offer their aid, un-
the way in which the movement is fore all the men and women on the til the Christmas vacation. It is ex-
being taken up all over the campus campus who have not yet taken part pected that the house will. be r,dy
may be drawn from the action of sev- in the enterprise. for occupancy again on their return
in January.
To Address Engneering Assembly for
F R UNION OPERA First Time at 11:00 O'Clock
President Harry B. Hutchins, for
Regent Junius E. Beal Will Preside Aspirants Compete in Tryouts, Results the first time in the history of the a -
at Annual Meeting Held in of Which May Be Announced sembly systems of the university, will
University Hall = Monday address one of the meetings when he
speaks to the junior engineers at 11:00
WINNER TO REPRESENT STATE NEW IDEA FOR POSTER CONTEST )'clock this morning, in room 348 of
--- the new engineering building.
Regent Junius E. Beal will preside More than 70 men turned out at the In view of the fact that this is the
at the eighth annual peace contest, initial tryout for cast parts in the first appearance of President Hutch-:
which will be held under the auspices 1916 Opera held in the Alpha Nu ins before any of the engineering -as-
of the Oratorical association, at 8:00 rooms last night. Those in charge semblies, unusual interest has been
o'clock Friday night, in University were pleased with the material and aroused among the junior engineers
hall. According to Prof. T. C. True- hope to build up an unusual cast. Al- regarding his talk.
blood, head of the department of ora- though many of last year's men did The assembly system with its men-
tory, this contest promises to be the not turn up, it is expected that they tors has been a feature of the engi-
most hotly contested in years. By a will get in touch with Theron D. neering college for a number of years.
series of preliminary tryouts, the 20 Weaver, '16E, general chairman of All the classes have assemblies, at
contestants who tried out originally the Opera, before parts are assigned. which some prominent member of the
have been reduced to five, who will The men trying out were in the faculties of the various colleges is se-
speak for the honor of representing most cases asked to sing and read, cured to speak, thus keeping the en-
the university in the State Peace con- while a few featured some special gineers in close touch with the camp-
test, scheduled to be held in March. dance or jig. The general appearance us and faculty.
The winner of this contest will rep- and effectiveness of the tryout was
resent the state of Michigan in the also taken into account. The suc- SP F N
Central Group, and the winner of that cessful candidates will either be no- HRIU SPEAK.-
event represents the group at the Na- tified by phone, mail or through an-
tiona Peace cotest, held at Lake other issue of The Daily. The co- Mr. W. W. Harris, of the New York
Mohawk, New York, where six men, mittee in charge hopes to have the Sun, one of the leading journalists of
each representing a group of states, various parts assigned by Monday of the country, will deliver a lecture at
will contest. next week, thereby allowing the men 4:00 o'clock this afternoon in room
The program follows: to work up the part during Christmas 202, West hall. Mr. Harris will take
" "vacation, for his subject, "Opportunities in
2 The Last War,I. fS. aco," G. D. Chorus tryouts for the Opera will Journalism," and will seek to initiate
Casto. be held immediately after the holiday into the ways of the modern newspa-
vacation. per those intending to take up the
3.ted. The poster contest this year will be profession of journalism.
Meter.T prun under a different plan, according Mr. Harris will speak on the duties
4. "Governors of the Word," R. M. to a statement given out by Chairman of editorial writers, reporters and oth-
Carson. Weaver last night. Heretofore, criti- er members of the staff.
5. "In the Name of Humanity," C. cisms have been made of the process
L. Menser. of selection, some even claiming that W HATI
Judge Victor H. Lane, Dean John favoritism was shown. In order to I __ _
R. Effinger, Dean Alfred H. Lloyd, eliminate that impression, the commit-.
Dean Edward H. Krauss, Prof. Joseph tee will require that the contestants TODAY
H. Markley, and Prof. F. S. Gingerich instead of affixing their names to their W. W. Harris speaks, room 202 W. H.,
will act as judges. posters, shall use some sign, the 4:00 o'clock.
Students will be admitted upon the name which it designates to be given Senior engineer assembly, room 348
presentation of the Oratorical asso- to Chairman Weaver. After the se- Eng. building, 8:00 o'clock.
ciation' tickets, which have been dis- lection has been made by the commit- Junior engineer assembly, room 348,
tributed, and others will be charged tee selected he will refer to the list Eng. building, 11:00 o'clock. .
a small admission. As the doors will and announce the winners. - Sophomore engineer assembly, room
be closed during the speeches, the 348, Eng. building, 10:00 o'clock.

audience is requested by those in U-NOTICE Senior law dance, Granger's, 9:00
charge of the affair, to be seated by The senior lit class will hold a o'clock.
8:00 o'clock, as the orations will start meeting on Friday afternoon at 3 :00 Mid-west debate tryouts, Alpha-Nu
promptly at that hour. o'clock to discuss class dues. rooms, 7:30 o'clock.

Berlin Reports Loss of Four Allied
Aeroplanes; English Aviator
Burns to Death
London, Dec. 15.-Sir Douglas Haig
has been appointed to succeed Field
Marshal Sir John French in command
of the British forces in France and
Flanders. What this change betokens
is not disclosed by the war office or
the official press bureau, but it is be-
lieved to forecast a move of tremend-
ous importance to the entente allies.
The new commander of the British
in the western field is considerably
younger than the veteran he succeeds,
who has had a vast experience in ac-
tual war. His age may have had
something to do with his selection for
the place but the directing head of the
war desired a younger man than Gen-
eral French to lead the armies in the
General Haig is 54 years old, where-
as Field Marshal French is 63.
Zeppelin Crew Killed
Copenhagen, Dec. 15.-The super-
Zeppelin L-22 has been destroyed and
the entire crew of 40 killed or wound-
ed by the accidental explosion of a
bomb, according to a dispatch from
Germans Want Gold
London, Dec. 15.-The Amsterdam
correspi .-dent of the Daily Express
Telegraph says: "The German Reichs-
tag has started a new policy of fore-
ing the people to hand over to the Im-
perial government all gold that they
still have in the safe deposit vaults in
most of the German banks. The safe
renting arrangement will be cancelled
unless the renter signs an agreement
not to deposit gold. This measure is
causing great dissatisfaction among
the people."
Bring Down Four Allied Planes
Berlin, Dec. 15.-Four allied aero-
planes, including one battle plane,
have been brought down by German
anti-air craft guns, an official report
says. A successful attack on an Eng-
lish steamship was also made by the
German aviators.
Aviator Burned to Death
London, Dec. 15.-His aeroplane
bursting into flames, Captain Smith
of the Royal flying corps, was burned
to death in the air while making a
test flight at Farnborough.
Senior engineers assemble today at
8:00 o'clock in room 348, of the engi-
neering building, to discuss the ques-
tion of a class picture and to hear
Mr. J. M. Riggs, general manager of
the American Bridge Co.
The question of abolishing the class
picture and substituting in its stead
a filing system of class photographs,
as well as the question of class cane,
will be brought up. Dues are pay-
able at this time and their prompt
payment has been requested by the
class treasurer.

* * * * * * ,* * * S * * *
* Ad. W. Riter says:- *
* There are but -:- -:- - *
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* 4
* more shopping days before you *
* leave for your Christmas vaca- *
* tion. - *
* Mr. Student, are you heeding *
* the holiday adst *
* Mr. Merchant, are you adver- *
* tising
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Weekly Meetings Will be Held at
Union After Holidays
Preparations for the annual bridge
tournament to be held by the Michi-
gan Union are being completed this
week. The bridge committee has been
selected and will announce prelim-
inary plans tomorrow.
Russell B. Stearns, '16, has been ap-
pointed by Harry Gault, '17L, as chair-
man of the committee. The other
members are Melvin M. Beaver, '16,
Howard M. Warner, '16, and Dudley
S. McClure, '16.
Commencing immediately after the
Christmas vacation, weekly meetings
similar to those of last year will be
held. The tournament is open to any-
one who desires to enter.
Professor Scott to Lecture Thursday3
Prof. Fred N. Scott will deliver the
third of a series of lectures on, "The
Origin of Language," at 2:00 o'clock
this afternoon ikI the audi-
torium of the New Science building.
The lecture is to be illustrated with
numerous lantern slides.

Storm Delays Voyage of Peace Party;
Ship 400 Miles Out of Course
London, Dec. 15.-Henry Ford and
his embattled pacificists are at Kirk-
wall. The peace ship Oscar II was
due last night at Christiansand, near-
ly 400 miles east of that Scotch port,
where she was brought up, evidently
delayed by storm.
It is believed that the authorities
will hold her there only a few hours
and then allow her to proceed on her
errand to the continent. It is not be-
lieved that any of the belligerents of
the party who have announced their
intentions of abandoning the ship be-
cause of President Wilson's message
on preparedness, will set foot on
ground at Kirkwall.
Women Will Fete Friday Afternoon
The social committee of the Wo-
men's League has planned an enjoy-
able party for Friday afternoon. The
Girl's Glee club will sing Christmas
carols, Masques will produce "The
Business Meeting," and there will be:
a Christmas tree with presents.j

Sat. Eve.
Dec. 18



$1.50 $1.0
75c 50c

Tickets can be bought and reserved at Wahr's Book Store Thursday afternoon,
and at the Whitney Theatre Friday and Saturday

Gallery 25c


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