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Piones :-Editorial

VOL. XXVI. No. 66.





Phyllis Povah and Morrison Wood
Show Remarkable.Ability in
Leading Roles-
In the production of Sir James
Barrie's comedy, "The Professor's
Love Story," at the Whitney theatre
last evening, the Comedy club scored
an unquestioned success, if the appre-
ciation of the audience is to be re-
garded as a standard of judgment.
The play was free from the uneven-
ness usually attendant upon amateur
dramatics, and stilted or awkward ac-
tion was absent from the cast as a
The leading roles, filled by Phyllis
Povah, '16, and Morrison Wood, '17,
were handled in the professional man-
ner traditional of their performances.
Both seemed to excel in those scenes
which called for greater dramatic in-
tensity and the final act gave full
scope to their ability.
Pauline 0. Emerson, '16, as Dow-
ager Lady Gilding, and Leon M. Cun-
ningham, '16, as Dr. Cozens; as well
versed in the ways of the heart as in
medicine, also starred in their re-
spective parts, while Inez M. Goze,
'17, a Scotch lassie wooed by the-
canny Pete and the cannier Henders,
interpreted by Chester E. Fordney,
'16, and Arthur J. Adams, '16, sup-
plied the humor of the "relief" periods
of the play. The brogue, difficult to
imitate, was well executed by all
Humphrey Springstun, '17, as Sir
George Gilding, and "member of Par-
liament," delivered his lines of point-
ed remark with an inflection that
"got across" the footlights in unmis-
takable fashion. Helen P. Ely, '16,
and Mary L. Johns, '16, in the respect-
ive roles of Lady Gilding and Agnes
Goodwille, with Clay W. Wilber, '16,
as Dr. Yellowless, a physician who
found "cherchez la femme" an un-
known quantity in the medical field,
creditably completed the cast.
The costuming was notable in taste,
and the scenic and light effects were
artistically arranged. The scene of
the second act was especially attract-
ive, and the curtain-rise on the real-
istic field of stacked corn and scat-
tered hay was greeted with applause.
The production was well attended
and the approval of those who wit-
nessed the play was a tribute not
only, to the actors but a significant
comment upon the thoroughness of
the efforts of Stage Director Edward
An ordinance compelling the D. U.
R. to provide air brakes for the city
cars in Ann Arbor will be brought
up for its third reading Monday night
when the common council meets, and
according to the law, can be voted
upon at this time. Whether it will
or not is indefinite since the D. U. R.
has requested an audience with the

committee before the ordinance is
brought up, and this consultation may
not be held until Tuesday.
Unless the D. U. R. is able in this
consultation to present good reasons
why this should not be passed, it is
expected that it will become an ordi-
nance as soon as the council is al-
lowed to vote upon it. So set are
the members of the council in passing
it, that it may possibly be brought up
for the vote before the D. U. R. con-
sults with the committee.
This proposed ordinance was- neces-
sitated because of the "great possi-
bility of an accident due to the in-
ability of the motormen to bring ,heir
cars to a very abrupt stop, especially
when they are heavily loaded. The
location of the tracks throughout the
city and the condition which they are
usually in adds to this possibility of
serious accident.

B ring loliday (heer to lIIny Hones;
Students Give Generously
With tilesatisfaction of having made
certain that no family will be without
Christmas cheer next Saturday morn-
ing, the actual solicitation work of
the Michigan Good Fellows was
brought to a close last night.
The Good Fellow autos made sever-
al trips to fraternity and sorority
houses yesterday afternoon and col-
lected a considerable amount of
clothes, books and other useful ar-
icles that will go toward helping along
the %iristmas spirit in many Ann Ar-
bor homes. The collection by the au-
tomobiles has been going on for two
days, and according to the committee
in charge, all the houses have not been
covered and it will be necessary to
make several trips sometime Monday.I
Up to late last night, almost a
hundred dollars had been collected by
the Good Fellow Editor in addition
to the work done by various individ-
uals and organizations about the cam-.
pus. This presages a successful repe-
tition of the enterprise next Christmas.
The money and articles which have
been collected have been given over
to the local charities for distribution,
and when th distribution has been
completed a statement of the entire
Good Fellow fund will be rendered
and published in The Daily.
To Award $200 in Effort to Stimulate
Greater Interest in Competi- f
tive Writing
According to its usual custom, the
Menorah society of the university will1
offer its annual prize of $100.00 for the
best essay submitted on any subjecti
approved of by Prof. R. M. Wenley,<
of the philosophy department, who isz
chairman of the committee of award.
In addition to this the society will
offer an extra prize of $100.00 in an1
effort to stimulate greater interest in
competitive writing among students of3
the university.-
"Contrary to the opinion seemingly
held by students," said Prof. I. Leot
Sharfman, president of the Intercol-t
legiate Menorah association, "the com-i
peptition is not confined to Jews or
members of the society, but is open
to all undergraduates of the univer-;
The following are the conditions of
the competition as drawn up by the
committee of award:
I. Competitors may write on any1
subject approved by the chairman of
the committee of award.
II. The competition is open to all
undergraduate students of the Uni-
versity of Michigan.
III. Each essay is to be designated
by a motto or fictitious name, accom-
panied by a sealed envelope containing
the fictitious name and the name of'
the author. These, envelopes will not
be opened till after the committee has
reached its decision.
IV. All essays, to be accepted for
the competition, must be in the hands
of President Harry B. Hutchins not
later than May 15, 1916. They should
be left at the President's office.
V. Essays of sufficient merit, wheth-
er or not receiving a prize award, will
be published in the Menorah Journal.
The committee of award consists of
Professor R. M. Wenley, chairman,
Rabbi Leo M. Franklin of Detroit
and Professor I. Leo Scharfman.
The following is a list of subjects
suggested by the committee. Essay-

ists do not necessarily have to select
one from this list. It is issued merely
to aid prospective competitors in mak-
ing a choice.
1. National Readjustments: A Study
of the Jewish Stake in the European
2. Economic Aspects of Jewish Life
in America.
3. Jewish Agricultural Enterprise in
the United States.
4. Jewish Education in America.
5. The practical Aspects of Zion-1
6. Prophets and Prophecy from the
Standpoint of the Jew.
7. The Midrashic Element in the
New Testament.
8. The New Testament in the Light
I. (Continued on Page Six)

'Good Fellows'
Lnd Campaign

Bishop Charles D. Williams of De-
troit, who will speak at the Union
service In Hill Auiditorium at 7:00
o'clock tonight.
Allies Rely on Strong Defense to
Turn Back Attack of
Athens, Dec. 18.-The German drive
on Saloniki will begin before the end of
the coming week, and the first battle
probably will be staged about 20 miles
north of the allied encampments. The
foregoing information came from per-
sons close to the German embassy..
Strong works, begun before the
end of the coming week, and the first
battle probably will be staged about
20 miles north of the allied encamp-
ments. The foregoing information
came from persons close to the Ger-
man embassy.
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville,
Long Island, Dec. 18.-Austro-Hun-
garian troops have captured 13,500
Montenegrin and Serbians in the last
five days' fighting on Montenegrin
soil, it was officially announced. In
their fierce resistance to the invaders
the Montenegrin soldiers have been
joined by many young boys. Included
among 1,950 prisoners, taken in the
fighting near Cielopolyde, were many
Paris, Dec. 18.-Bombardment and
total destruction of a German muni-
tion factory at Jaffa by a French
cruiser, was announced by the min-
istry of marine this afternoon. A
naval engagement between a French
torpedo boat and two hydroplanes, in
which one of the enemy was captured,
also was reported* The torpedo boat,
fighting two enemy hydroplanes rest-
ing on the water near Cutratel Banks,
chased and cannonaded them, captur-
ing one with two officers, the state-
ment said. The other got off.
Rome, Dec. 18.-For the second
time since the war began one of the
small powers of Europe crushed by
the army of the Kaiser has been
forced to move its capital beyond its
borders. Announcement was made
here today that the Serbian capital
will be established temporarily in
Italy, probably in Rome. Early in
the war the Belgian king set up his
place of government at Havre, France.
Paris, Dec 18.-King Ferdinand of
Bulgaria, will arrive at the Bulgarian
front in southern Serbia within a few
days, the Saloniki correspondent of
The Temgps reports. Elaborate ar-
rangements are being made for his
reception at Monastir, where a large
part of the population is Bulgarian.


Diplomatic Crisis Will Probably Ne-
cessitate Couple's Immediate Re-
turn to Washington
Washington, Dec. 18.-President
Woodrow Wilson and Mrs. Norman
Galt were married at the latter's
home at 8:30 o'clock tonight. Not
more than 45 guests, members of the
immediate families of the president
and his bride and several of their
most intimate friends, were present
at the wedding ceremony.
TL officiating clergyman was the
. 'Herbert Scott Smith, rector
of St. Margaret's church, of which Mrs.
Galt is a member. .He was assisted
by the Rev. James H. Taylor, pastor
of the Central Presbyterian church,
the place of worship of the president
and his family in Washington.
After a -wedding supper, the presi-
dent and his bride left for Hot
Springs, Virginia. Their car, with
one containing secret service men, at-
tendants and newspaper correspon-
dents, a public through-sleeper to
Hot Springs, and a diner were made up
as a second section of the Chesapeake
& Ohio train. The president and Mrs.
Wilson will arrive at their destina-
tion early tomorrow morning. A suite
of rooms has been set aside for their
use at the hotel there.
How long the president and his
bride will remain at Hot Springs on
the honeymoon depends in some mea-
suie on the pressure of public af-
fairs. If the responsibility of state
duties does not intervene to demand
the president's return to Washington,
it is probable they will not come back
before the end of two weeks.
There was none of the. pomp of a
state function at the wedding cere-
mony. It was obviously the desire
of the president that all of the details
should be in keeping with the idea that
it was to have no official character
whatever, and that he was to appear
as Mr. Woodrow Wilson, rather than
as the chief executive of the nation.
There was a profusion of flowers,
orchids of a pale lavender tint, the
favorite flower of the bride, who has
worn them every day and evening
since the announcement of her en-
gagement, and roses against a back-
ground of ferns and palms. The can-
opy oftferns, surmounting the wedding
bower, was lined with creamy byos-
soms of Scotch heather. When the
president -and his bride knelt on the
white satin cushions to repeat their
marriage vows, the latter was in. a
gown of black silk velvet and wore
no jewels except a brooch of icash-
ing diamonds set in platinum, the
president's gift. They were unattend-
ed. No music preceded the entrance
of the wedding party.
There was none during the simple
but impressive ceAmony. The bride's
gown was made of the richest black
silk velvet made in a full round skirt
in the fashionable walking length,
and she wore a black beaver hat, un-
trimmed except for a feather at the
slightly upturned brim on one side.

Thirty".fen Picked
For Opera Tryout

*~ork of Selecting V.st to egin D-
reetly After Holidays
Theron D. Weaver, '16E, general
chairman of the 1916 Opera, announced
last night that 30 men, out of those
who tried out for cast parts Wednes-
day evening, will be given an oppor-
tunity to make the cast. Although no
definite assignments Neill be made for
the successful candidates'before the
holidays, the committee in charge
hopes to have every ping in readiness
immediately after vacation. so that the3
men will try out for each part. The
following men were the successful
F. W. Grover, '17, Joe Palma, '18,
Larl Pardee, '17, Arthur N. Baron, C.1
Fredqrick Watson, '17, F. J. Wurster,I
'17, E. H. Felt, '1, Willard L. Huss,
'1, H. Pomper, '17L, 5 Breyman, '16E,
Grant L. Ccok, '17L, W. R. Atlas. '18,
Waldo Hunt, '16, Sam ,J. Pickus, '18,
Edward Sachs, '17. Harry Carlson, '17,'
. E. Hawkes. Jr.. '17, Morrison Wood,t
'17, Richard Hardy, '17, Chas. Sikes,
'16, Ceo. McMahon, '1" Geo. Murphy, I
'16, Harry N. Pritzker, '17L, L. B.
Emerson, '18.,.Robert H. Bennett, '18;l
Fred W. Shafer, '18, Chas. P.. Lowes,
'16, C. X. Patterson, '17, J. S. Ks-
burger, 'l8 L. R. InWood, 18, H. Hd,
springstun, '17.t
Detroit Speaker Also to Talk at Two
-Other- Meetings
With an address by Bishop Charlest
D. Williams of Detroit, and a specialt
musical service to be rendered by
the vested choir of St. Andrew's Epis-
copal church, the regular monthly De-F
cember union service of all the AnnC
Arbor churches will be held at 7:00
o'clock tonight in Hill auditorium.
The Bishop will take as his subject,'
"The Will to Power and the Will to
In addition to his appearance as the'
speaker at the Hill auditorium service,
Bishop Williams will speak at the'
regular service at St. Andrew's church
at 10:30 o'clock this morning. His
subject for this service has not as1
yet been announced.
The third appearance of the Bishop
on an Ann Arbor platform will be
made this afternoon when he will1
speak to Michigan men at the Michi-
gan Union Get-together to be held ati
3:00 o'clock. He will take as his
subject "Preparedness from a Cler-i
gyman's Point of View."
For next Tuesday the Michigan
Central railroad has scheduled the
fastest passenger train that has ever
been run between Ann Arbor and
Buffalo. This is the New York State
special train and it will exceed the
speed of the Wolverine by nearly half
an hour in arriving at Buffalo.
The train will leave the Michigan
Central station at 3:15 o'clock Tues-
day afternoon and will arrive in Buf-
falo at 10:15 o'clock, Eastern time.
Its only stop will be at Detroit. By
taking this train New York state stu-
dents will only be on the road six


New Note in Nature of iltima
Goes on Cables; Austria Must
Ilepolince Sinking
Washington, Dec. 18.--Austria m
back down or diplomatic relati
between the United States and I
country will -be severed. This is
decision which President Wilson
understood to have reached tod
Anticipating the counter propos
which will be set forth by the Vie
government for a discussion of
Ancona affair, a new note will
sent to Asutria within the next
hours whieh, to all intents and i
poses, will be an. ultimatum.
This move was decided upon a
the president and his advisers reac
the conclusion that the reply of
kustrian government to the first An
ican note was intended as an evas
The new note will not consent to
discussion of the circumstances on
legality. of the submarine attack,
will it accept.Austria's invitation
a bill of particulars, upon which
American demands were made.
Referring again to the fact that
American government rests its c
principally on Austria's own admis&
as to the character of the atta
the note now to be sent is expe
to declare that under such an adm
.ion, AustriL, cannot with propr:
ask 1,r a discussion of the eviden
The American government will the
fore be forced to reiterate its
rnands and insist upon prompt cc
pliance if the good relations betw
the two countries are to continue.
The demands are: (1) That
Austrian government denounce
shelling and sinking of the Anc
while persons were still on boa
as "illegal and indefensible"; (2) 1
she make reparation for the Ameri
lives that were lost; (3. that
punish the commander of the Ausir
submarine who perpetrated the d
Great emphasis is laid in state
partment circles on the fact th'at
statement of the Austrian admira
issued shortly after the incident
curred, confirms the understanding
the American government that
,Ancona, while at a standstill, was
pedoed and sunk with persons
on board.

El Paso, Texas, Dec. 18.-Gene
Villa has quit the revolution and
expected at the border tonight or
morrow, according to apparently a
thentic reports from Chihuahua tod
Officers of Villa forces in Juarez wE
told to "take care of themselves."
, The advices from the south st
that Villa formally announced his
tention of proceeding to the Unil
States, if permitted to cross the.li
or to go to Europe. According to
advices, the council of war 'held
Chihuahua for several days, decik
that General Villa should retirea
he was so informed. In answer, G
eral Villa is reported as saying t
he realized th, time had come for
"I have been surrounded by tr;
ors," he is said to have declared, "a
by men who wiul not fight. I sent 1,
men to defend Santa Rosalia and tl
joined the karranza forces withou
"If I am not permitted to cross
border, I will go to Europe."


Kitchener Denies Marriage Report
London, Dec. 18.-It was officially
: announced tonight by the private sec-
retary to Earl Kitchener, British sec-
retary of war, that the report of the
engagement of Earl Kitchener to the
Dowager Countess of Minto was un-
true. The announcement says: '
"The report is absolutely untrue and
without any foundation."



A. W. STALKER, D. D., Minister
Morning Subject: "Christmas Peace--When?"

Bishop Williams speaks, St. Andrew's
Episcopal church, 10:30 o'clock.
Rev. Loring speaks on "The Good
,Side of Evil," Unitarian church.
Rev. Douglas, "Unto Us a Child is
Born, Congregational church,
10:30 o'clock.
Bishop Williams speaks, Hill audi-
torium, 7:00 o'clock.
Union get-together, 3:00 o'clock.
Polonia Club meets, McMillankHall,
7:30 o'clock.
Combined Social Service organization
meets, Methodist church, 7:00
Prof. Tealdi speaks before Michigan
Dames, Science amphitheatre, 8:00
Soph Engineers' smoker, Union, .7:30

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* * * * * * * * * *
Ad. W. Riter says:-
Th'Iere is but .,.-: -:
more shopping day before yo
leave for your Christmas vacs
Mr. Student, are you heedin
the holiday ads.-
Mr. Merchant, are you adve
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Ada Grace Johnson, Alice Bliton,
'Odra Patton, Stanley Wilson.-


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