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No. 36. ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1918. P1~ T
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1918.
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armistice are. They will be announced by the state department early
Joy reigns throughout the land. Immediately after the state de-
partment announced officially that the world's war came to an end
upon the acceptance of the Allied terms, thousands of citizens
in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and other metropolitan cities
paraded the streets.
Every variety of noise contributed to the hilarious celebration.
(By the Associated Press)
, Nov. 11.-President Wilson issued a formal
on at 10 o'clock this morning that the armistice with Ger- Airplanes from the naval training station at the Great Lakes are fly-
had been signed. The text of the proclamation follows:
"My fellow countrymen:
"The armistice was signed this morning.
rica fought for has been accomplished. It will now be our
nate duty to assist by example, sober, friendly counsel and by
rial aid in the establishment of a just democracy throughout the
President Wilson will read the terms of the armistice before a
jng over Chicago. Monstrous parades are scheduled for this aft-
ernoon and evening.
Whistles began to blow and bells ring in Ann Arbor immed-
iately after the first extra of The Daily at 3:30 o'clock this morn-
ing. Toward daylight the .different factories, which were closed
on Sunday, turned loose their factory whistles. Many of the stu-
dents marched up and down the campus walks dragging tin cans-
anything to make a noise.
Plans are now being formulated to hold a parade in the city.
A huge bonfire was started at 7:30 o'clock this morning at the
court house. Thousands of students gathered on the campus and
celebrated the occasion by sending up cheer after cheer for Preside
The boys and girls, six to 60 years old, tore Ann Arbor
pieces between 3 and 4 a.im. and spent the rest of the daylight spor
ing with the pieces. Tin cans, tin horns and tin lizzies, confet
streamers and ribbons, excited people, hysterical people and cra:
people, were the principle exhibits. Parades, war dances, bonfires
the busiest street corners and hazing of freshmen were part of th
stage business. The whole town turned itself into a personificatio
of the Oh-Say-Can-You-See spirit.
Ypsilanti was the last one to awake up to the fact that ti
war was over. There was not a single bell rung or a whistle blow
in the Normal town until 8 o'clock.
Jacob Guthard, Acting Mayor of Detroit, has decreed a cor
plete holiday for that city. "Peace rules the world again," he sai
."and we should now rejoice with the rest of the world in that milita
ism and autocracy have been crushed."
10:50-Ann Arbor will parade at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Businessmen have organized a committee to get the whole ci
together for a celebration. Announcements were made by meg
phone this morning inviting everyone to assemble at 2 o'clock at th
county building. The S. A. T. C. and the naval unit will participat
An Edison company Ford collided with a large Oldsmobi
driven by ex-Deputy Sheriff Christopher at Division and Willian
streets this morning about 9:30 o'clock. Mr. Christopher and on
other occupant of his crowded car were slightly injured; both car
were badly wrecked.
session of congress today.
There have been no indications here just what the terms of the
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Nov. 11.--Representatives of the German government signed the Entente's peace terms at 12:01 o'clock thi
ng. Hostilities on the western front will cease at 6 o'clock this morning, Washington time, or 11 o'clock last night, Paris tim
inging to a close the world's greatest war.
This announcement was made by
the state department at 2:22 o'clock this morning.
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7:45 A. M.-Military drill and routine will not be changedj
today, according to Major Ralph H. Durkee . There will be no
official military celebration of the armistice at the University.
8:00 A. M.-A number of classes were held in the colleges
before the Deans' orders reached the instructors. As soon as the
news reached the classes they were immediately dismissed, however.
Telephones at the homes of the administrative officials and The
Daily offices were kept busy continually by students who wished to
know whether there would be school today. No definite news was
given out by the Deans until 7 o'clock. This was too late to have the
news circulated to all the classes before the first period.
The student body, free for the day, began to celebrate early.
Who said this war was over?
It just began for Michigan's frosh who found really just why
they had occasion to damn the kaiser. Upperclass S. A. T. C. men
grabbed off the diffident youths and daubed their faces with blac
and exposed their legs to Jack Frost's nipping kiss and extra daub
of paint. Then the frosh were led wherever girls could be foun
to laugh at them. They made one propose to an extreme brunett
in front of the courthouse. But to the credit of the frosh be it saic
they looked as happy as German prisoners.
Nobody could get peeved the day the kaiser and general stal
got spurlos versenkt.
7:00 A. M.-Classes will be dismissed today in all colleges
he University to allow the students to celebrate the signing of
armistice. The Deans decided early this morning to grant a
day's holiday. Dean John R. Effinger was instrumental in se-
ng the consent of the other college heads. President Harry B.
tchins is out of the city. Regent Junius E. Beal heartily approved
The terms of the armistice will not be made public until th
afternoon, according to the Associated Press dispatch. The Dai
will issue another extra edition as soon as the news reaches the stal
It will lead, as usual, in the publication of the latest news.