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Has Taken Ptart in Campus Produc-
tions of University of Pennsyl-
vania in Former Years
Charles F. Morgan, Jr., of Phila-
delphia, actor and director of many
recent and popular theatrical pro-
ductions, has been secured by the 1916
Union Opera authorities to direct this
year's production. Morgan comes
highly recommended and the plays he
has staged niark him as a man of con-
siderable ability, and one who will be
able to make ,the 1916 Opera a suc-
cess. The latest play he has staged
is "Princess Pat," which is now run-
ning at the Court Theatre, New York
Morgan is a graduate of the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania, and from
youth up showed inclinations for his
chosen profession. A fey details
from his letter to Homer Heath, of
the Michigan Union, will give an
idea of his interest in theatrical work
and the plays he has directed in late
years. In his letter he.says, "As the
methods and general conducting of
the Mask and Wig club of Pennsylva-
nia, and the Mimes of Michigan, are
very similar, my natural drifting into
the business of professional stage di-
rector would perhaps be the most in-
teresting to your student body." He
then goes on to relate the part he
took in campus productions at the
University of Pennsylvania. The fact
that Morgan has taken part in uni-
versity plays himself makes him all
the more able to handle such per-
During the last few y rs he has
staged such productions as "The Rose-
maid," "The Spring Maid," "Over
the River," with Eddie Foy, "All For
the Ladies," with Sam Bernard, and
"Sweethearts," with Christie ac-
The new director wi. be in Ann
Arbor from January 10 to 14, at which
time the weeding-out process of the
cast candidates will be made. At this
time the first chorus tryouts will be
held also.
The successful candidates who will
try out for the cast parts met Theron
D. Weaver, general chairman, yester-
day afternoon, and were given scen-
arios, so that they can study the parts
assigned them.
The men who will write the iusic
time today by phone or letter.
Plans are being made for at least
four trips for the Opera, but no defi-
nite contracts have been made as yet.
El Paso, Texas, Dec. 20.-Francis-
co Villa's revolutionary faction in
Mexico today surrendered to. the de
facto government, was incorporated
into the Carranza force and all organ-
ized rebellion against the newly estab-
lished government in Mexico in the
northern part of the Republic thus

As a first act following peace terms
in El Paso today the garrison in Juar-
ez opposite El Paso took the oath of
allegiance to Carranza this afternoon.
Temporarily there are no changes in
General Villa declined to surrender.
The surrender was made by his offi-
cers following their decision to re-
nounce him. The peace agreement
was signed at noon today in the Car-
ranza consulate in El Paso.
Major Moton to Succeed WashiNgton
New York, Dec. 20.-Major Robert
R. Moton, who has been connected
with Hampton Instirute of Hampton,
Virgi ia, for 25 years, was today
chosen principal of Tuskeegee Insti-
tute to succeed the late Booker T.
Washington, by a committee of five,
appointed by the trustees of the in-
stitute for the purpose. Major Moton
is 48 years old and a native of Vir-
ginia. His theories of the negro are
similar to Booker Washington's.

Complete Plans
1 Forand Bounce
Encouraged by the success of for-
mer ventures, plans for the third
band bounce of the season are now
under way. In order to secure suit-
able talent for this event, tryouts will
be held directly after the vacation.
.This will be the first bounce given
under the regime of the recently
elected officers, who are as follows:
W. E. Mathews, '18L, president; R.
H. Halstead, '18, vice-president; A. J.
Burt, '1W, secretary; E. F. Merrill, '18,
treasurer. The Governing Board: L.
C. Courtright, '17; N. Gray, '17A, and
L. G. Field, 118.
Practice of the band is to be held
each Wednesday evening. On Satur-
day, January 8, a special meeting will
be held in the band office at 4:00

Chancellor of


Hopes to

A void Second Loan, in
United States
The announcement by the British
government of its intention to take
over American securities now held in
mreat Britain, paying for them in five
per cent Exchequer bonds, is herald-
Ad as the most important financial
operation since the placing of the
Anglo-French loan.
By this mobilization of American
securities the Chancellor of the Ex-
chequer hopes to avoid the further
expedient of placing a second loan !iii
the United States. The low price at
which the Anglo-French bonds are
now selling, and the fact that but 60
per cent of the issue has been dis-
posed of, has tended to cause the
British government to look else-
where. On this side of the water
there is an added element of strength
since there will be less danger of in-
dividual sales flooding an already
heavily-loaded market.
Intimations from Heads of Warring
Factions Show That Peace
ltay be Brought About
Washington, Dec. 20.--President
Wilson has not yet abandoned hope of
being of service in bringing the war
in Europe to an end.
In a communication addressed to
the League for World Peace made
public today, replying to the sugges-
tion that the time is now propitious
for making overtures to the warring
powers, the president said: "I am
following the developments of sen-
timent in Europe with regard to the
war with the utmost sincerity and
hope of being of service."
Although the president's attitude
toward the European situation is that
of watchful waiting it is known that
he is not of the opinion that the time
has yet arrived when a renewal of
the mediation suggestions would be
regarded with good grace by the
The League for World Peace, of
which George H. Schibley is president,
and David Starr Jordan one of the
vice-presidents, interprets recent ut-
terances of officials of the. contending
governments as the expression of a
desire to bring the struggle to an
end. The immediate occasion for this
optimistic view is the speech of the
German chancellor who insisted that
the terms of peace must provide that
war shall not return. This the league
asserts in its letter to the president
is in harmony with utterances of the
British premier, Mr. Asquith, and the
French premier, M. Briand.
Our Pacific trade is to be saved. A
new company-the American Interna-
tional corporation, capital $50,000,000
-has announced that its first step
will be the purchase of the entire re-
maining fleet of the Pacific Mail
Steamship company.,

"Powers That Be" Approve Petition
us Recommended by Senate
Council at Recent Meeting
The 1917 J-Hop is assured, follow-
ing the granting of the petition by the
university senate at its meeting last
night. The senate approved the pe-
tition in the same form in which it
was recommended by the senate
council at a recent meeting.
The granting of the petition is
subject to the settlement of the de-
tails of the affair by the committee
on student affairs, of which Prof. L.
A. Strauss is chairman.
The petition, which was drawn up
by Kemp S. Burge, president of the
junior literary class, with the signa-
tures of the other junior class pres-
idents, was approved by the senate
council on November 10 and recom-
mended to the university senate.
City Dads Decide to Tax Salesmen,
Who Cater to Retail Trade in Or-
der to Protect Local Merchants 1
Fraternity jewelers, out-of-town1
clothing merchants, and all other
salesmen catering to the retail stu-
dent trade will be hard hit by an ordi-
nance now before the ordinance com-
mittee of the common council of AnnC
Arbor, and which will be passed at
the next meeting. This proposed ordi-~
nance, whose passing is being held
up only because of a technicality, re-1
quires that every transient merchant
selling his goods at retail, pay a tax of
$25 every day for the first five days.
and $10 per day for every other that
he is in town.-
The purpose of this ordinance is t
protect the Ann Arbor merchants who
are being outsold by merchants who
do not even pay taxes to the city, and
thus do not deserve city trade. It does
not include the farmers who come to
the city with their own products, nor
the traveling men who are represent-
ing wholesale houses, but will hit'
every other salesman who comes to
Ann Arbor.
Christiania, Dec. 20.-Henry Ford
has received information that he
would be prohibited from holding
meetings in Copenhagen, it was learn-
ed today. He will go there within a
week however to select the delegates
to accompany his peace party to The
An interesting description of lifei
at the civil engineering camp, Camp
Davis, was given by Dr. C. B. Stouf-
fer, of the University Health Service,
at the sophomore engineer's smoker
last night at the Union.]
M. C. Wood, '17L, with A. J. Gor-
netzky, '17L, at 'the piano, gave sev-
eral impersonations, while a .few
violin-piano numbers were furnished
by Dean DeButts, '18E, Halstead Cot-
tington, '19L, and Hoyne Howe, '18E.
Several classical piano selectionsi
were given by Robert Erley, '18E. Re-

freshments and smokes were present
in abundance, and the success of the
first soph-engineer event points for-
ward to a most promising outlook for
the class.
Economist Attacks
United States.
That the United States is in imme-
diate danger of being attacked by
Japan, is a theory attacked by Mr. J.
E. Baker,-of the economics department
in an interview yesterday.
"In the whole state of California
there are only 45,000 Japanese," said
Mr. Baker. "Alarmists who wish to
create a false impression state with
apparent conviction that a great
many of them are acting as spies for
the Japanese government. The facts
are that although there may a few

Money and Clothing Donation Sill
Being Turned in at "Daily"
Despite the fact that the actual so-
licitation work of the Good Fellow
campaign has come to an end, ar-
ticles of wearing apparel and money
continued to be turned in at The
Daily office yesterday. According tc
a partial report of the Federated
Charities, almost 200 garments have
been received at their office up to last
night in addition 'to numerous other
articles, all the result of the Good
Fellows on the campus.
At several parties held Saturday
nighj and last night, special Good
Fellow dances were held and in all
about $20.00 was realized from this
source. In addition many individuals
have made contributions of money,
and- while no definite report can be
issued at this time, it is almost cer-
tain that more than $100.00 have been
received from various sources by the
Good Fellow Editor up to and includ-
ing last night.
The annual Christmas celeblrhtion
for the Ann Arbor children, which is
held by the city, will take place next
Friday noon in a large hall down
town. At this time, the children will
be served with a real turkey dinner
and will be presented with stockings
which have been filled with candy and
presents, partly as the result of the
Good Fellow movement.
A large party will also be held at
the University hospital some time
during this week, and for that pur-
pose a dozen Christmas trees are re-
quested. Any organizations on the
campus having trees which they are
willing to give for this purpose, ar
asked to call Mrs. Vernon{ at 1435, nA
the trees will be called for.

I-Hop Committee
PlansW ig Dance
The J-flop committee, after a care-
ful consideration of possibilities, has
at last completed its arrangements,
Contracts for decorating, music, and
programs have been drawn up and are
now ready to be signed.
While the committee refused to di-
vulge the exact nature of their
plans, it is understood that they are
entirely new to the University of
The music, especially, is to be en-
tirely original and conducted on ' a1
different plan than ever before. The
beautiful color effects produced last
year through the use of artistic dec-
orating will be excelled in this year's
Hop, if the plans now under way aret
uninterrupted. The committee be-
lieves that the success or failure of
this chief function of the college yeart
is due in no small degree to the har-
many in color and design that is pro-t
duced by the decorators-
Although no intimation was givenc
as to the character of the programs,
to be used, it was stated that they
would be of an entirely novel form.,

Berlin Reports Her Submarines 'Have
Sunk 5.9 Per Cent of Entire
British Tonnage
London, Dec. 20. -David Lloyd
George, minister of munitions, made
a strong address in the house of com-
mons today in which he prophesies
that if Great Britain and her allies
do not make new and greater efforts,
they will be defeated. It was the first
direct official statement that the cause
of the allies is in great danger and
that military operations have not gone
as they should.
"The superficial facts," he said,
"are against us, but the fundamental
facts are in our favor." He declared
that the whole question of victory or
defeat harped back to the matter of
munitions. New factories for the out-
put of guns and explosives are lying
idle for lack of men,
At the present moment the minister
of munitions needs 80,000 . skilled
workers to operate the factories, and
2,000 or 3,000 unskilled laborers. For
want of such an army of workers fac-
tories which might very well turn
the allies' reverses into sweeping vic-
tories are gathering dust.
"Unless we quicken our move-
ments," asserted the minister of mu-
nitions, "damnation will befall the
great cause for which so much blood
has been shed." He said that the sit-
nation has now boiled itself down to
simply a question, "shall the war be
ended in a yrear or shal1 it be allow'ed/
t inger o&. It i for labor to sup-
Trau fer British TIri p. from ifa
Londoi, Dec. 20. - The Briti

S-ib-Committees to Take Charge
Work in Each Separate


Appointments of the various sub-
committee heads of the engineering
exhibit have been made, and those
selected met last night to discuss
general plans for, the exhibit, -and to
carry certain questions to the advis-
ory board. This board, not yet com-
pleted, consists of faculty men ap-
pointed by the hbead of each depsrt-
m ient.
The 'te n sected by General
inn rman Clark andiia de~ kpartincnt
Iwxi ch they~ rere are:- nivie.


W trical engineerig, A. V. Crenell; Withd raw i.
chemical engineering,. . Archer; TIh following ollicial statement re'
', e. ,LITTLE O BRIDAO PD arnean aruauic.cwiiewig )oa l'AUth op tSui
a d(1 ir" ticl n 1?1ring, Tgarding his step 1was issued ber
K. W1 ," ?ri .' (a} en i..t day. 1"A the rp te;va n
President and Mrs. Wilson Enierwe'
But For Short Auto Ride I A. MeColl, publicity, G. n-ac, h er with he r gll n
In Afternoon
The men appoinledl will in turn ap- Ifcirred with hnsigtiiicant. casnai tins o
Hot Springs, Va., Dec. 20.-Visitors point sub-'muiits which will take t
at the Virginia Hot, Springs eager for charge of the work in each s-prate
their first glimpse of President and department. inio sohomore and
Mrs. Wilson, did not get it until after freshmeu ces v:i elect men to a
luncheon today, When they left their represent tihe various classes. lt isartob ithetisi medi
apartment for the first time since their the intention of ihe geneal chairman
arrival yesterday morning, and went to leave th- exhibit nearly entirely in
. the hands of the sub-committee lIe ito an
for one of the long auto rides of I
will act mainly as an advisor, from Alai h
which the president is fond. syta t7 , $_
It was a quarter after two when A question which came up at last sa that o nll
the limousine bearing his oeit nights meeting is: Shall commercial rt
crest, which, preceded the president concerns be allowed to give exhibits v ve t r cld3 e e oia .°-
here from Washington and which for advertising purposes? This qus- eAlthough cis tem sl n winr
brought him and Mrs. Wilson - frem tion is one that will be taken to the A i rmovalmi 0 a ler
the station to the homestead yester- advisory oard as well as the one of
day morning, took up at the lower allowing exhibits from other depart- 1Pter is expecting.todie aon hi
driveway between the golf links and ments to be held in nJnnetion with reoHe tndro t abandon hi
tennis courts north of the rustic the enginering exhibit. An art ex-
bridge near the Sulphur Springs hibit and a forestry exhibit are to be cept an invitation ot his sisenlaw
Little groups of people on the golf considered in this conn1tion. t to Italy.
links and terraces then saw two se- -- set -r-l feltaog Ih : rctno
cret service guards .come on the bal- AWAITsREP'NOTE reTe andit has et been er
cony of the president's suite while eile s Snppie ar beine ben t
three others emerged from the side --- bnia dil fro Daly w h l-
entrance of the wing of the hoiel in Washington, Dec 20.--The United
which are the President's and Mrs. States is now marking time for Aus- paia r wha tion ro
Wilson's apartments and patrolledi tria's reply to the president's second vi;ions wit' the
the short strip of walk between tlie Ancona note The reply apparentlya
entrance and the car. must come in one of three forms: rearei h eadt a a
After half an hour, at a quarter io first, a cou1lante with the reiter-
three, the president and his brid eiii- aed demas of t United Sta es; t old
ally came through the doorway and second, a sernce of diplomatic r-r-j neffts n r
got into the waiting motor. A secret f lations; third, a repudiation by the I
(Continued on Page Six) Vienna goveneiut of the Italian ad-
nal statewent which said th7 tatt
theeoryhat'Alon a peoed after she
had come o a standstill and while te Itslian troos
Need Fear Japan silboayrd.
Amlerican no :I which has Een dis- 1t' ~ >
pa1211ed o Vi@nni and w ich is prob-
spies among these people, th, 'fua< ,bly in the hands of the Austro-Hur r hed
majority of them are hard wring garian government foreign officials by c
laborers with little thought of a.S - this time seems to leave no other so-
thing -but making money." ru of the ontroersy.
Mr. Baker went on to say thl wthile ..-- I i o t isza t ency.
in business matters, the Japanse ale Fthfim r t of Uid Stales Ii I
treated in the most civil man'r y I)uluth in, Nov. 20.- Henry , a r o
the people of California, social they Faye Greene, for six years United
are received in a half-hearted fasion, States civil service commissioner at
-if, indeed, they are received at all. ir. Washington under Presidents Roose rm
Baker resided in California ' v- veiii and Taft, di here today, aged V s of '6t'
eral years and is well acquainn-- i!h ~o He xas a native of North Caro-
general c nditions in that stt ha and came 1- - 1 . n, in. o ae hix a
- (Ollunntu oI Pag Six :5

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