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Phlones :-Editorial 2414
Busiuess 960



VOL. XXVI. No. 69.






Announced that 3:6 Persons, Includ-p
ing Passengers and Crewt
Not Accounted fort
Washington, Jan. 6.-The difficultiesv
in the way of a safe handling of thet
Persia case seem to be increasing in-t
stead of decreasing. Developments to-c
day make it look as if the UnitedL
States will be dependent chiefly upond
Austria' for information in regard toa
the sinking of the British vessel whicht
resulted in the death of American Con-
sul McNeely.t
If Austria disclaims all responsibil-
dty and denies that any of her sub-
marines sank the Persia, the United
States probably will never be able to
prove that the destruction of the ship
was the work of an undersea boat, orl
to fix the responsibility for the act.r
United States Consul Garrels at Alex-
andria reported to the State Depart-t
ment today that the affidavits which he
had gathered from the survivors of
the Persia were not beyond that in-3
corporated in his early dispatches.
This means that the American consul
at Alexandria has been unable to findE
anyone who would make affidavit to
having seen a submarine in the neigh-~
borhood of the Persia. So far as the
State Department knows, the only
thread of tangible evidence that has yett
been obtained is fom one of thel
British officers on the Persia, who has
been quoted as saying that he was
"under the impression" that he saw
the ripple of a submarine.
Even in regard to the statement of3
this officer, accounts have differed.
One version indicates that he was un-
der the impression. that he had seena
the wake of a torpedo. The other is;
that he had seen a ripple on the water
such as is made by a submarine per-
(Continued on Page Six)
Outlines Pan-American Policy Before
Scientific Congress in
Washington, Jan. 6.-President Wil-
son outlined his Pan-American policy
in an address to the members of the
Pan-American Scientific Congress, in
Continental Memorial Hall tonight.
He declared the purpose of the United
States was always to maintain the
Monroe doctrine on its own respon-
sibility, and disclosed the steps le
thought all the republics of this hem-
isphere ought to take as a means of
conserving their common interests
and promoting their common sym-
pathies and ideals.
Briefly these steps are: (1) Guar-
antees of political independence and
territorial integrity of every American
republic; (2) an agreement to settle
all outstanding boundary disputes by
arbitration or other amicable pro-
cesses; (3) an agreement that all
disputes be handled by patient inves-
tigation and settled by arbitration;
(4) an agreement that no state shall
permit a revolutionary expedition
against the government of another
state to be outfitted within its boun-
dary, nor permit munitions of war to
be exported to such revolutionary use.
Ford Party Balks at Classic Dancers.

Copenhagen, Jan. 6.-The steering
committee of the Ford peace delega-
tion refused the invitation to attend
a meeting of the local society of Es-
peranto, on the grounds that airily
clad classic dancers would appear on
the program. The majority of the
peace party were in favor of attending
the affair, but obeyed the sentiment of
the leaders, especially Rev. Jenkin
Lloyd Jones.

Croix de Guerre
Has Great Honor'
In the French army, one of the
honors for which all strive is the croix
de guerre, which was the tribute paid
to Richard N. Hall, ex-'15, who re-
cently gave his life while engaged in
his duty of driving an automobile am-
bulance in the mountains of Alsace.
In a letter received from the elder
of the Hall brothers, Louis, some time
ago, the following description' of the
ceremony was given:
"On my way down to headquarters
the other day in the afternoon, I
passed through one of our little
towns, just in time to be on hand for
the formal ceremonies for our sec-
tion's decoration, and joined the few
who were there to represent the sec-
tion while our commander received
the croix de guerre. Three. squads
of men with their officers were lined
up, forming a large open square. In
due time, our divisionaire, a lieuten-
ant colonel, drove up in his car and
the ceremony began.
"He read the wording of the cita-
tion. Then our commander, a Har-
vard man named Hill, stepped out
close to the divisionaire, and we stood
just behind him. The colonel pinned
the croix de guerre on him, and an-
other, for the section, on our French
lieutenant. That done, the colonel
made a very appreciative little speech
on the work we had done, saying that
while he knew that those who were
to take our place (the English) would,
do their duty, we had done more than
our duty, praise for which was be-
yond the power of words to express.
"This all took place in a little
square in front of an old and inter-
esting church. Of course the colonel's
little speech made us all pretty much
Louis Hall, who was engaged in the
same work as his brother Richard, in-
tended to sail for the United States
last Saturday on the French liner "La-
fayette." For some reason, however,
the steamer did not leave her port, so
Dr. L. P. Hall and Mrs. Hall are not
sure of the date of their son's ar-
The bullet-riddled side of the can-
vas automobile top, which covered the
ambulance presented by the Dartmouth
students, is being brought back as well
as the steel helmet which was worn
by Richard Hall at the time of his
death. The helmet will be presented
to the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, of
which Hall was- a member while at
Dr. Angell Gets
Birthday Letters
Former Pupils, Diplomats and Politi-
cal Leaders Send Congratu-
latory Messages.
Among the many incidents which
have served to brighten the eighty-
seventh birthday of President-Emer-
itus Angell, not the least effective
were the letters and remembrances
from former students and friends.
One of the most highly cherished
of these remembrances came in the
form of a letter from a man who had
been a student under Doctor Angell
at Brown University. This particular
person had been a rather stubborn
student, whose real acquaintance with
Doctor Angell had begun with his
own sudden determination to leave
the university.
Doctor Angell learned of his de-
termination to leave, and going to the

young student, he managed to per-
suade him to remain in the university.
At the time, it was hard for the young
man to realize that he was being be-
friended, but since his graduation he
has many times thanked his bene-
factor for "forcing an education upon
him." This chance meeting with the
young man resulted in an . acquaint-
ance that has remained unbroken to
the present day, despite the fact that
the first meeting occurred more than
55 years ago.
Among the gifts received by Doctor
Angell from former students was a
box of oranges from Florida, this
remembrance coming from a young
woman, a graduate of the University
of Michigan.
Despite the fact that Doctor An-
gell receives a great number of let-
ters and telegrams of congratulation
on the occasion of his birthday from
many officials, these from his old
students are greatly appreciated.

* I "Thousands of Michigan al-
umni will be rejoiced to know
that Dr. Angell has reached his *
eighty-seventh ear inf ill
health and mental vigor. That
*hIe may long 4e spared is th *
wish of his many devoted *
friends and admirerw U
"It rarely comes to one to
exert upon his generation the W
influence that has been exerted
by this great and good man. To
* have known him intimately and
to have been able to profit by
his example. I vii~ard as one
ofl my most fart unmie experi-
- --iresident Ilutchins. *

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O N C O N S C R I P T I ONTH ~ : Q ~ ' A T R D C S O

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New Appointments Are
to Add to U1niversity


President-Emeritus James B. Angell
President - Emeritus Reminiscent
Before Eighty - Seventh Birthday

With the accumulated experience of1
more than three quarters of a century
behind him, and with a faith in hu-
manity sorely tried by conditions ex-1
isting at present in more than half of
the civilized world, President-Emeri-]
tus James Burrill Angell, who today
celebrates his eighty-seventh birthday,3
was optimistic as to the future of
humanity, when interviewed yesterday.
"I have gone beyond the stage where
I feel that I have the right to prognos-
ticate, with so many other young mena
around," he said, when asked to make
a prediction of future greatness for
the university. "I am sure, however,"
he continued, "that the university has a
wonderful opportunity before it if it
continues to enlarge with the same de-
gree that it has increased its scope
during the past few years."
In remarking on the international
significance of Michigan, Dr. Angell
recalled with a great deal of amuse-
ment some of the conditions prevail-
ing at the university when he as-
sumed its presidency in 1871. "At that
time," he said, "practically the only
foreign students here were about 30
Japanese, and they devoted nearly all
of their spare time to horseback rid-
irg. If I remember rightly, they al-
most had a corner on all the available
riding horses in Ann Arbor. Some of,
tho e men have become very promin-
ent in Japanese politics since that
time, and one of our Michigan grad-
uat- was, for a long period, minister
of education in the Japanese empire.
" the first thing I did, officially,
when I assumed the presidency in
1871." le continued, "was to lay the
, cornerstone of the main building of

University hall. The two wings had
been built before I came to Ann Arbor,:
and what is now the administration
building was an afterthought." He
also mentioned that during the yearsf
he had guided the university, the total
aspect of the campus had changed as
regards buildings, the museum, 'T'ap-
pan Hall, the chemistry laboratories
and-b6e medical building having been
completed during his years of active
service. He vouchsafed this informa-
tion in answer to a question as to
whethtr the passing of many of the'
old buildings made the campus seem
a different place to him.
In speaking of his life immediately
after his graduation Dr. Angell hu-
morously stated that because of a
throat infection, then thought to be
serious, some congregation had been
saved from the necessity of listening
to him preach. He said that it had
been his original intention to become
a minister,' that he had already en-
rolled in a theological seminary and
had engaged his room, when he was
informed that the condition of his
throat would prevent his becoming a
He then made the interestingstate-
ment that during part of the next
year when he had determined to fol-
low engineering as a profession, he
was engaged in laying some of the
pipes that go to make up the present
water system of the city of Boston.
Dr. Angell is at present the oldest
living graduate of Brown University,
having been graduated as one of a
class of 27 in 1849. He mentioned the
(Continued on Page Six)

Minor routine matters occupied to
a great extent the attention of' the
board of regents at its meeting in the
law building yesterday. A bare quor-
um to conduct business was present,
Regents Hanchett, Sawyer and Gore
being absent as well as State Super-
intendent of Public Instruction Keel-
Regents Clements, Sawyer, Leland
and Hanchett were appointed as four
members of the board of trustees of
the state psychopathic hospital in Ann
New Appointments Made
Several appointments to the uni-
versity faculty were announced. Dr.
John F. Blinn was appointed instruct-
tor in pathogenesiw in the Homeopath-
ic Medical college. Mr. Frank B.
Williams of New York City, was ap-
pointed non-resident lecturer in land-
scape design to give four lectures on
"City Planning and the Law." Mrs.
Fred Stevens, of Detroit, was reap-
pointed for three years to the board
of governors of the Martha Cook build-
ing. Chas. L. Boyce was appointed
lecturer in telephone engineering.
Carl O. Sauer, who just received his
Ph. D. at the University of Chicago,
was selected to fill the position of the'
newly created instructorship in geo-
graphy for the second semester. This
is the first time that aSpecial instruc-
tor has been used to teach geography,
the work falling in the past to the lot
of the geology faculty. Dr. Lee H.
Cone was given a leave of absence,
without salary, to do professional
'work with the Dow Chemical company
of Midland, Mich., and Dr. Oliver
Kamm was appointed instructor in
organic chemistry.
Prof. H. C. Sadler was chosen to
represent the university at the meet-
ing of the board of directors of the
American Society of Aeronautical n
gineers at New York City on Janu-
ary 12.
Beal Will Accept Vaughan's Portrait
Regent J. F. Beal was selected by
the board to accept the portrait of
Dean V. C. Vaughan, of the Medical
School, now being painted by Gari
(Continued on Page Six)

:l itorial Opinion in London Indicates
That Conscription Bill Is
London, Jan. 6.-The conscription
bill passed the first reading in the
House of Commons tonight by a vote
of 403 to 105. Prior to this vote the
following men resigned from the Brit-
ish cabinet, because they were unwill-
ing to abide by a resolution adopted
at the day's session of the labor con-
gress, recommending that the labor
party in parliament should oppose the
conscription bill at all stages: Arthur
B enderson, president of the board of,
education and leader of the labor par-
ty in the house of commons; William
Brace, parliamentary under-secretary
for home affairs and also a labor lead-
er; George H. Roberts, lord commis-
sioner of the treasury and labor whip
in the house of commons.
There are now four vacancies in the
coalition ministry,. Including that
caused by the resignation of Sir John
A. Simon, home secretary. Gossip al-
ready is busy over the probable sue-
cessors of the outgoing ministers. The
resignations of Mr. Henderson, Mr.
Brace and Mr. Robertson were the
direct outcome of the labor congress
action which was followed by a two-
hour conference among the parliamen-
tary labor leaders.
The national labor congress, repre-
senting some 3,000 trade union mem-
bers of Great Britain, today took the
action that was expected of it on the
compulsion bill and came out in a
strong opposition by a vote of 1,998,000
to 783,000. It decided to pass a
resolution demanding the withdrawal
of the bill in the house of com-
mons. About 900 delegates, represen-
tatives of 400 trade unions of Great
Britain, where in their seats when the
(Continued on Page Six)
Russians Pierce Enemy's Position in
Immediate Vicinity of

Michigan Wins Oxford Scholarship
for Third Successive
For the past three years, the Rhodes
scholarships at Oxford for the state of
Michigan have been awarded to stu-

Fellow Must Devote Time to Research
in Highway Engineering.
Final acceptance has been made by
the university of the fellowship in
highway engineering which was given
by Howard E. Coffin, '03, president of
the Hudson Motor Car Co.
The fellowship as accepted provides
for an amount of $1500 for a period
of two years. The conditions attached

dents in the University of Michigan. to the gift are that the fellow in
William A. Pearl, '16, the is latest way engineering devote at leas
winner of the £300 scholarship, while of his time to research and the
the honor was gained by Percival part of his other work on hig
Blanshard, '14, and Hessel B. Yntema, engineering.
who received his A. M. in 1914, in the A probable division of the moi
years 1914 and 1915 respectively. $750 a year, a third or which
Blanshard is now in Arabia, accord- be retained for expenses in'
ing to the latest information, while during the research. The rem
Yntema is still at Oxford. $500 will be allowed the fello
Six men were eligible for the schol- expenses.
arship examinations held by the com-
mittee on selection on Dec. 30, but With best wishes for the New
only four appeared before the exam- we are pleased to state that ou
iners. The committee .selected Sid- increasing business proves to oi
ney Cooke, of Alma College, now study- tire satisfaction that Michigan
ing journalism at Columbia University, are pleased with or service.
as alternate for Pearl, the 1916 winner. J Taxicab & Transfer Co., 2255.

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Junior Engineers' dinner, Union,
6:15 o'clock.
Poetry club meets, 518 Monroe street,
7:15 o'clock.
Jeffersonian Society meets, Jeffer-
sonian hall, 7:30 o'clock.
Webster Society meets, Webster hall,
7:30 o'clock.
Fresh Engineers dance, Granger's,
9:00 o'clock.
Alpha Nu meets, 401 U hall, 7:00
Mrs. Emma Fox speaks, Sarah Cas-
well Angell hall, 9:00 o'clock a. m.
Weekly Union dance, 9:00 o'clock.
Mid-west debating squad tryout, 302
N. W., 8:00 o'clock.


Petrograd, via London, Jan. 6.-It
appears probable, according to advices
from the front, that the Austro-Ger-
man forces at the southern extremity
of the fighting area soon will be
forced back about 40 miles to the line
running through Kolomea, Stanislaw
and Taligk as the result of the steady
advance of the Russians between the
upper parts of the River 'tripir and
the Roumanian frontier. Already the
Austrians are reported to have re-
moved their base from Czernowitz to-
ward Kolomea.
Russians Advance Near Czernowlitz
London, Jan. 6.-The Times learns
from its Petrograd correspondent that
the Russians have pierced the enemy's
position in the immedite vicinity of
Czernowitz, compelling their oppo-
nents to fall back to their secondary
line and definitely assume the defensive.
Invasion of Greece to Begin
London, Jan. 6.-Despatches receiv-
ed here from several sources today in-
dicate that the invasion of Greece by
the armies of the central powers is
about to begin. The report of yesterday
in the Frankfurter Zeitung that Feld
Marshal von Mackensen had been (N-
dered to move against Saloniki, has
been partly corroborated by state-
ments from Athens, Saloniki. Accord-
ing also to the Saloniki despatch the
Allies are making preparations to
meet such an attack.
Italy Spends 61,000,000.
Rome, Jan. 6.-ThE- war cost Italy
$561,000.000 up to Jan. 1, according
to statistics just made public. These
expenses have been covered by war
loans and tayxes,

r ever
mr en-


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