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All But 15 of 600 Ask for Release;
Subject to Call Within
Four Years
University of Michigan naval unit
will be entirely disbanded by Dec.
21, according to orders received here
from the bureau of navigation yes-
terday. By that time every man in the
unit will have been placed on inac-
tive duty or else will have been in-
ducted into the regular navy. There
will be no continuation ,of the unit
for those who do not wish to be dis-
Disbanded by Holidays
The men will all be paid off and
Will reecive their inactive duty pa-
pers before they start home for the
holidays. Those who wish it will be
granted transportation home when
they are paid. Acacording to orders
formerly aeceived the unit would not
have been disbanded so soon, but
this' order came through yesterday
and changed the whole situation.
On Inactive Duty Four Y ars
Demobilization of the navy does
not correspond to that of the army
in that the army is discharged while
the navy is merely placed upon Inac-
tive duty for the remainder of the
four years for which the men enlist-
ed. They are subject to call at any.
time and receive a small retaining
fee not to exceed one-fourth of their
active duty pay. They will not be
required to drill at any time during
these, four years as was rumored on
the campus yesterday.
All of the 600 men of the naval
unit with the exception of 15 have
applied for a release. The remainder
are asked to file an application with
the commandant of the 9th, 10th, and
11th naval districts, that they be kept
on active duty.
Try-outs for the Varsity Glee club
will be held the beginning of next
week, and the club will be organized
just as soon as the men are chosen.
Mr. Theodore Harrison, head of the
vocal department of the University
School of Music, will again direct the
organization. He expects to have the
men selected and the final list made
out by the end of the week. Just when
the Mandolin club will be organized
is to be decided today. The exact
'time of the Glee club try-outs will be
announced in tomorrow's Daily.
Whether the clubs will make a
concert tour this year has not been
decided upon as yet, but it is proba-
ble that they will make some short
trips least. Conditions are excel-
lent his year for the success of a
tour, and permission will probably
be given for the clubs to leave Ann
The personnel will be good tis
year, it is expected, because a num-
ber- of the members of last year's
clubs are in school and there is a
large amount of new material. The
organization will number about 90,
the same as last year. Members of
the 19!7-8 'clubs will not have to try
out again this year, but they will be-
come members of this year's organi-
zation by handing in their names.
There is excellent opportunity for
new men to make the clubs, accord-
ing to Mr. Harrison.

A new course to be known am
"Peace Negotiations" will be institut-
ed in the University beginning on De-
cember 16. This course is primaril
for those who lost out on some 01
their credits when the courses in ma;
reading and geology were dropped
Those who were in classes that were
discontinued will receive credit for
one-half of the term and may now
take up this couse. Others, how-
ever, may enter the course, juniors
and seniors and a few sophomores in
special cases.
Prof. Robert T. Crane will conduct
the course which will come five hours
a week and give two hours' credit.
He plans to have not more than one
hour a week quizz work and to get
in as much discussion as possible, de-
pending on the size of the class. The
work will take up a study of the gen-
eral character and composition of
peace negotiations which have been
conducted in the past as a basis for
the study of the problems which pre-
sent themselves for settlement at this
time. After this they will take up
the 'study of the negotiations of the
peace conference which is soon to be
in session in Europe.
Those desiring to enroll for the
course can do so by seeing Profes-
sor Crane at his office in the Eco-
nomics building, or, by calling him at
his home, telephone number 2461.
Plans for the continuance of the
American Universities Union in Paris,
and a review of the work accom-
plished during the past year, were
discussed during a meeting held re-
cently in New York by the trustees
of the organization.
The Union, from the very first, has
rendered effective service, and the
Michigan bureau has ministered to
the wants of many Michigan men. The
Union building has been constantly
crowded and the task of accommodat-
ing the many who have applied has
been a difficult one.
More than 400 American universities
and colleges have been represented
by visitors at the Union. A branch
of the Union has been established in
London and another in Rome. It is
the purpose of the trustees to con-
tinue the operation of the Union as a
club house for college men until the
American armies overseas have been
demobilized. The work of the com-
ing year during the demobilization
will doubtless be of much greater
importance than the work of the last
has been.
Michigan Bureau Successful
The Michigan bureau, under the di-
rection of Professor Vibbert, has been
a marked success, it is said. Hundreds
of Michigan men have been looked
after by the officers of the bureau and
many have been visited and enter-
tained. Frequent alumni dinners
have been held.
In a recent letter to the president
of the University, Prof. Philip E.
Bureley, who is serving as one of the
secretaries of the Union, says: "Last
week I estimated that there were
more than 22,500 cards in the files.
They are coming in at the rate of,.50

to 60 new ones every day."
It will be necessary to raise at
least $5,000 to maintain the Michigan
bureau during the coming year, ac-
cording to President Harry B. Hutch-
ins. It is the hope" of the president
that liberal contributions will be
forthcoming in the not distant fu-
ture. They may be made through the
president or through the Daily.
To Become Home
After demobilization, the Union will
be continued as a home for Ameri-
can students who are studying in
France. It is expected that it will
become a permanent clearing house
for American universities.
Up to the present the Union has
been supported by money contributed
by the Michigan Union, the Athletic
association, the Association of Col-
legiate Aluminae, the board in con-
trol of student publications, and by
the private subscriptions of alumni.

Other Nations
Plans By


Inform Wilson
Means of Wire-

(By Associated Press)
Paris, Dec. 6. - President Wilson
will be informed by wireless today of
tthe plans for the assembling of the
inter-Allied conference and the meet-
ing of the peace congress. He will
also be advised concerning the recent
gathering of the supreme war council
at London. In the meantime reports
that the President has approved of
anything done at-the supreme council
'are premature, as the steps taken at
that meeting will not be made known
to him until today.
The plans concerning the peace
meetings are the results of Col. Ed-
ward M. House's long talk with Pre-
mier Clemanceau, following a confer-
ence with Baron Sonnino, the Italian
foreign minister, and the Earl of Dur-
by, the British ambassador to France.
Allied to Reassemble Dec.46
The inter-Allied conference will re-
assemble on Dec. 16 or Dec. 17. The
meeting will be held at the foreign
office in Wuai d'Oray and not at Ver-
sailles. David Lloyd George, the Brit-
ish premier, and A. J. Balfour, the for-
eign minister, expect to come here at
that time to meet President Wilson
and attend the conference, but the
elections in Great Britain may not
permitthem to remain more than two
or three days.
Peace Conference Opens in January
The opening of the peace conference
is set for the first week in January.
It wasthe desire of the Americans
+to begin at the earliest 'possible mo-
ment. Other delegations felt that a
later date would be necessary, owing
to the Christmas holidays and the of-
ficial functions connected with the
presence of President Wilson and
King Victor Emmanuel, but the first
week in January finally was chosen.
The first meetings will be for the act-
ual framing of the preliminaries of
peace, with the representatives of the
enemy powers, who will be present.
French Fail to Name iDelegates
The names of the French delegates
to the peace congress has not as yet
been announced, but it'is understood
there will be three members and pos-
sibly four.
The British delegates will be Pre-
mier Lloyd George, Foreign Minister
Balfour, Chancellor A. Bonar Law,
George Micoall Barnes, labor member
of the cabinet, and a fifth delegate not
yet selected. It is anticipated that the
peace deliberations will last about
four months, and unless unforeseen
obstacles arrive, the final action will
be reached toward the early part of
Every male student on the campus
will have to re-register. Blanks will
be ready by the middle of next week
and as soon after that as possible
every man, whether now connected
with one of the military organizations
or not, must re-register at the office
of the registrar.
The blanks will be shorter than
those used at the first of the term
and little time will be lost in billing
them out. S. A. T. C. and naval unit
f men will go to the treasurer's office
immediately after registration to pay
their entrance fees. Tuition fees will
start with date of discharge, not of
Further details concerning date
for re-registering will be forthcom-
ing as soon as it is definitely known
when the S. A. T. C. will be complete-
ly demobilized.

Dr. Franklin to Speak Here Sunday
The first religious service of the
Jewish Students' Congregation will be
held at 2:20 o'clock Sunday after-
noon in Lane hall. Rabbi Leo. M.
Franklin of Temple Beth El, Detroit,
will deliver the sermon. The sub-
ject has not yet been announced. Dr.
Franklin is the supervising rabbi and
is also the founder of the organiza-
tion. Dr. Franklin is the speaker who
delivered the Jewish Union service
address last year.


Demobilization of the army does
not include the disbanding of Red
Cross nurses. Many of the nurses
now in service will go back to civil
life when they return from overseas,
but they will always be members of
the Red Cross.
At the time the war began there
wereabout 100,000 women in theRed
Cross Nurses Reserve of the Army
but their ranks have increased to
three times that number because of
-numerous campaigns, notably one of
last summer, to enlist new members
Many of these nurses enlisted just for
the period of the war, so that when
they leave the s rvice they will cease
to be members df the Nurses Reserve
of the Army, but will still be mem-
bers of the Red Cross.
The Nurses Reserve originated
about 14 years ago, and has its of-
fices here in the University hospital.
It is not a temporary organization for
the purpose of supplying nurses dur-
ing the period of war, but is a per-
manent branch of the army.
Five hundred and six men were
given thei physical examinations for
discharge yesterday. These men were
from Co. 4 of section B and from Co.
5 of section A. The men from Co.
5 are the first of section A to come
before the examiners. The examin-
ing of section B is now virtually com-
pleted as only a few of the men re-
main to be inspected.
The system on the examining is in
good running order now and the num-
ber of men run through yesterday
was even better than was epected
from the total Thursday. Work has
been divided so the men come be-
fore a different examining officer
for each detail, such as the eyes, ears,
heart, and lungs. Lieut. George H.
McKaskey looks into special cases.
After this they appear before the man
who is at the head, Major Roscoe C.
,Hubbard, and, are passed on for their
discharge if in a good state of health.
Lieut. Edward D. Bolton, who was
sent out to Camp Custer on Thurs-
day to obtain the discharge forms,
returned yesterday with over 3,000
of the blanks. The work of filling out
these blanks began yesterday and is
progressing rapidly. The wool uni-
forms are being taken from the quar-
termaster's department and many of
them have been distributed to the va-
rious companies, where they will
probably be issued within the next
few days.
"Varsity and freshman debates, the
oratorica contest, and extemporane-
ous speaking will be continued as us-
ual," was announced at the last meet-
ing of the Adelphi House of Repre-
sentatives. Some of the features of
this meeting were addresses by C. G.
Carsos, '17, an old Adelphi member,
and a criticism of the speakers by
Morriss Paris, '19.
The main feature of the meeting,
however, was that several members

of the Athena society were present,
one of whom, Vera Andrus, '19, ad-
dressed the meeting.
A resolution was passed to adopt
an insignia for Adelphi. Several new
members were also taken into the
Yanks Reach Rhine River
Amsterdam, Dec. 6, - American
troops on Wednesday entered Marnz,
capital of the province of Rhinish
Hesse, and one of. the principle for-
tresses of Germany, on the left bank
of the river Rhine, according to the
semi-official Woff bureau of Berlin.
Rep. Glass Accepts Treasury Job
Washington, Dec. 6.-The nomina-
tion of Representative Carter Glass
to be secretary of the treasury to
succeed William G. McAdoo was con-
firmed tonight by the senate without
objection. He will take up his duties
on Dec. 16.

eLngland to Ask
Huge Indemnity
(By Associated Press)
London, Dec. 6.-Great Britain will
demand of Germany.. 8,000,000,000
pounds for Great Britain and her do-
nminions as reparation for the war, ac-
cording to the Daily Mail. The news-
paper says it understands that David
Lloyd George, the premier, will make
this announcement in a speech at
Leeds today.
This, the Daily Mail adds, is what
the war cost Great Britian and her
dominions and British taxpayers will
be relieved of 400,000,000 pounds per
annum by the German payment.
The British claim, says the Daily
Mail, has been prepared under a com-
mittee by Mr. Hughes, the Australian
premier, and Baron Cumlise, former
governor-general of the bank of Eng-
land, who is one of the principle mnm-
bers of the committee. It adds that it
expects the report to be infinitely
larger than that of Great Britain.
Many Attractions
at League Circus
Wild women, monkeys, popcorn
balls, the gypsy fortune teller, the fat
woman, gallant cavaliers from Mar-
tha Cook, the Michigan band from
Newberry, balloons, the snake charm-
er, clowns galore, and all kinds of
vaudeville stunts comprised the reg-
ular three ring circus held yesterday
afternoon at Barbour gymnasium by
the Women's league. The proceeds.
have not been estimated but judging
from the candy, doughnuts, chewing
gum and ginger ale sold, Alumni
House will be practically paid for by
the money gathered in.
The show started with a grand pa-
rade in thi gymnasium. After this
the crowds were herded upstairs to
witness the vaudeville acts shown
there. Tilly of the twinkling toes, the
tuneless tinkles by the Gusta Wind
orchestra, the Tragedy of Tootsey
Toodles, the latest song hit by Sus-
ette of the Simpering sextette, the
weekly news, and the snake charmer
all kept the audience-a regular gum
chewing circus crowd - stamping,
stamping, whistling, and applauding
in a most unruly manner.
Downstairs the fortune teller, the
fish pond, and the dance were offered
as rival attractions. Later on, a sec-
ond big vaudeville show was held,
comprising everything from a Texas
romance in three reels and a sure
enough prize fight to a hula hula bare-
foot dancer, the Dolly sisters, the an-
imated dolls, andSlipona Spaghettio,
the tightrope walker.
Merchants around the campus have
a just cause' in refusing to accept
checks from students with whom
they are not well acquainted. With-
in the last four days six forged checks
have been passed. One of the guilty
ones has been apprehended and is
now under arrest. The checks have
varied in denomination, the largest
being ofr $22.
The signatures on all the checks
seem to. be in different -handwriting,
which makes it more difficult to de-
termine the culprits, but the police
force is in possession of sufficient ev-
idence to put an end to such things
in a few days.

Cosmopolitan Club to Hear Prof. Wood
Prof. Arthur E. Wood of the sociol-
ogy department, will address the Cos-
mopolitan chub tonight on the sub-
ject of labor questions. Immediately
after this lecture the club will or-
ganize its Glee club.
U. S. Lifts "Future Trading" Ban
Washington, Dec. 6.--All time lim-
itation on trading of future deliver-
ies of corn, oats, rye, and barley were
removed today by the food adminis-

Famous Run Guards Swear Allegiance
to New German Law Makers
to Restore Order
(By Associated Press)
Berlin, Dec. 6.-The Prussian gov-
ernment has formally withdrawn the
privilege heretofore held by members
of the Hohenzollern family of Imma-
uity from law.
Washington, Dec. 6.-Petrograd Is
like a deserted city with probably one-
half of its population gone, through
starvation and terrorism, according to
a Swedish press report forwarded to-
day to the state department. No-de-
:ails were made public.
Riots Break Out in Berlin
London, Dec. 6. - An Amsterdam
dispatch to the Central News agency
said that there were riotous demon-
strations in Berlin Wed esday by the
unemployed. Disorders became so
threatening that labor leaders ad-
dressed crowds, promising assistance,
and finally pacifying them.
Amsterdam, Dec.. 6.-Regiments of
Prussian guards, some of them .who
made a demonstration a few days go
and refused to surrender their ams,
now resolve to support the Evert gov-
ernment, according to a dispatch from
the semi-official Wolff bureau of Ber-
Jin .hefe.
Crown Prince Renounces Claims
Paris, Dec. 6.-(5:20 P. M.)-Crown
Prince Frederick William has re-
nounced his right to the German
throne. A dispatch received in Basel
from the semi-official Wolff bureau
quotes the crown prince as having
signed the following statement:
"I.renounce formally and definitely
all rights to the crown of Prussia and
the imperial crown which would hake
fallen to me by the renunciation by
the emperor-king, or for other rea-
"Given by my authority and signed
by my hand. Done at Wieringen, Dec.
1, 1918. (Signed). WILHELM."
In an interview with a correspond-
ent of the Associated Press on the is-
land of Wieringen received in New
York, Dec. 3, which bore no evidence
of delay, and presumably was given
not earlier than Dec. 2, Frederick Wil-
liam said: "I have not renounced
anything and I have not signed any
document whatever."
Unionists Kill Ukraine General
Geneva, Dec. 6.-General Skoropad-
ski, hetman of the Ukraine, has beei
killed, and all power in that country is
now in the hands of the UniomPsts.
Kiev is in the hands of Unionist troops
after a severe battle in which 10,000
men, including 500 officers, were kill-
ed or wounded, according to a tele-
gram received by the Ukrainian bur-
eau at Laussane.
(General Skoropadski rose to lead-
ership in the Ukraine with the aid of
the German forces that occupied that
country. Who the Unionists are is not
Lahcr Secretary Asks for No Strike
Washington, Dec. 6.-An appeal to
the workers of the country not to
engage in a nation-wide strike as a
protest in the case of Thomas J.

Mooney, convicted of murder in con-
nection with the preparedness day
bomb explosion, was issued today by
Secretary of Labor Wilson.
The Michiganensian staff pic-
ture will be taken at 11:30 today
at White's studio on Liberty
street. All members of the reg-
ular staff must be. ,there ON


Tryouts are wanted for the
editorial and business staffs of
The Michigan Daily. S. A. T. C.
and naval unit men who wish
to try out after demobilization
are asked to come in and regis-
ter. Business tryouts apply aft-
er 5 o'clock in the afternoon
and editorial between 1 and 4

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