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,THE WEATHER
PARTLY CLOUDY
TODAY

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VOL. XXIX. No. 59.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1918.

EIGHT U.S. UNITS
TO ARIVE HOME
BY NEXT SUMMER
WOLVERINES WITH DICKMAN'S
ARMY OF OCCUPATION IN
GERMANY
---
COLLEGE MEN RECEIVE
NO EXTRA PRIVILEGES'
Army Discharges 7,658 Officers and
200,000 Soldiers from Dec. 1
to Dee. 6
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Dec. 7.-Eight of the
13 divisions, comprising the American
third army now approaching the
Rhine, either are national guard, or
national army troops, and there is
every reason to believe that they will
Sbe on American soil again the next
summer.
General March, chief-of-staff, an-
nounced today that he anticipated no
difficulty in getting these units home
within four months after peace has
been established formally by proclam-
ation. President Wilson, in his ad-
dress to congress, said the sessions
of the congress probably would be
concluded by spring. Based on this
estimate of the time, General March's
statement was accepted to mean that
these forces would return during the
summer.
Wolverines on Germany Territory
Two national guard divisions, the
32nd (Michigan) and 42nd, and two of
the national army, the 89th and 90th,
now are in the front line of Major
General Dickman's army of occupa-
tion, which was within 20 miles of
the Rhine last night, according to
General Pershing's report. The 28th
and 33rd national guard, and the 79th
ational army divisions are in the sec-
ond line, constituting the reserve
which is occupying Luxemberg and
various rail centers in France, includ-
ing Montmedy, Longuyon, Etain, and
St. Mihiel.
The 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 6th regulars
comprise the remainder of the ad-
vancing party; while the 9nd and 7th
divisions are with the reserves. The
estimates as to the possibility that all
except the regular divisions will have
been withdrawn from France by next
summer, is based on General March's
reply to a question as to steps nec-
essary to obtain an extension of the
enlistment period for men in the army
of occupation.
Plan Extension of Law
"The law about the men who were
raised in' the national army is that
they must be discharged four months
after the declaration of peace," he
said. "That, I think, was also ex-
tended to men who made voluntary
enlistments in the regular army. I
won't have any difficulty in bringing
back from France the so-called nation-
al army divisions in four months after
the declaration of peace. It is entire-
ly possible that we will have to ask
congress for some modification of the
law to provide a longer period for the
units which will remain in Europe."
Discussing demobilization of the
forces at home, Genedal March said,
college men, other than those in of-
ficers' schools, which are being aband-
oned, would receive no preference a
to the time of discharge. The order
of demobilization, providing that com-
bat divisions be disbanded last, he
said, has not been altered.
"The system is working at a Lery

much greater speed," General March
said, referring to demobilization, "and
I have initiated a system by which I
get a daily record as to officers, and
a weekly record as to enlisted men.
The actual number of officers dis-
charged at the time of the last an-
nouncement was 113; the number last
week, up to yesterday, 7,658. The
number of men discharged in the Un-
ited States last week was over 200,-
000."

GERMAN REPUBLIC
ELECTS PRESIDENT
(By Associated Press)
Copenhagen, Dec. 7.-The German
republic and her first president, Com-
rade Ebert, have been hailed by an
organized demonstration of soldiers
and sailors at Berlin. The Wolff bu-
reau, the semi-official news agency,
thus describes the incident:
"On Friday evening soldiers and
sailors armed with rifles demonstrat-
ed before the chancellor's palace.
Chancellor Ebert said that the ad-
ministration must remain in the hands
of the government.
PROHIBITION LEADS All
OTHER REFORM ISSOES
PIE, SALES TO RAISE MONEY TO
FILL BOYS' COMFORT BAGS
At the meeting of the board of the
Women's league held yesterday morn-
ing, it was decided to send $50 to
the Michigan division of the Ameri-
can University Union in Paris. This
money wll be sent at once to aid in
the work of the Union. The board al-
so voted $50 to be given to medical
reconstruction work in France. This
sum will go through the Michigan
War Chest to Miss Alice Evans, who
Is engaged in that work.
The Women's league will hold an
old-time all-campus mixer Saturday
afternoon in Barbour gym. The price
o fadmission is 25 cents. A large
crowd is expected. The proceeds from
the circus have not been estimated.
Pie sales will be held during this
week. The money derived from these
sales goes to fill the comfort bags.
Girls are urged to turn in their com-
fort bags at once to the lieutenants
of their company, in order that they
may be filled and sent to the men be-
fore Christmas.
Christmas cards, old or new, are
wanted for the trays of the hospital
children for Christmas. Cards should
be turned in to Floribel Ellis, '20,
chairman of the social service com-
mittee.
Women Form Army
to Do War Work
The women of the U. of M. have been
mobilized into an Army for War
Work. All University districts have
been diivded into companies and di-
visions, women having been chosen
to act as heads of companies and to
direct the work. Through this organ-
4zation considerable has been accom-
plished. At present the girls are
working on comfort bags which will
be sent to one of the hospitals for
wounded soldiers in this country.
Company A team-Captain McClen-
an, Lieutenants Gretchen Jones, Mar-
cella Moon, Dorothy Herrmann, Lau-
ra Peacock, Grace Burrett, Edith
Layer.
Company B - Capt. Marion Ames,
Lieutenants Dorothea Flinterman,
Carol Heysett, Olive Berloch, Edith
Williams, Geraldine Brasie, Marion
Hatch, Lucile MacKenzie.
Company C-Capt. Laura Daniels,
Lieutenants Hazel Beckwith, Hannah
Champlin, Rubie Mann, Marion

Crohn, Margaret Fullerton, Doris An-
derson, Ruth Ely.
Company D-Capt. Katherine Love-
land, Lieutenants Melba Bastedo, Em-
ily Ruelle, Dorothea Birstol, Dorothy
Winchell, Dorothy Ide, Anne Huch-
ings, Irma Schreiber.R
Company E - Capt: Marguerite
Adams, Lieutenants Katherine Davis,
Carolyn Davis, Katrina Schermerhorn,
Lucy Hoffman, Luella Paul, Dorothy
Samuelson.
Company F-Capt. Marguerite Mc-
Entee, Lieutenants Marguerite Swan-
son, Wilma Davis, Mary Ward, Ceci-
lia Tohey, Eva Welsh.
Company G-Capt. Josephine Ros-
enblum, Lieutenants Julia Nordstrum,
Ruth Letch, Miriam McDougall, Anne
Harris, Madeline McGregor.

OF SECTIONB FINISHED
PAYROLL FOR MEN ALL THAT
HOLDS UP THEIR RE-
LEASE
All of section B have been given
their physical examination and the
men are now awaiting their pay prior
to receiving their discharge papers.
The S. A. T. C. receives Its pay from
the 8th to the 10th of the month for
that of the preceding one and the
pay for November is expected to ar-
rive the first of this week. If pay is
received tomorrow approximately
1,000 men, all those of section B will
move out at once
Physical examinations are being
held today as on any other day. In
the army there is no time to stop
work of this sort on Sundays. Men are
enlisted and discharged on this day
just as usual
.,Yesterday section B and the S. A.
T. C. band participated in a parade
held in honor of the British Mission.
They marched to Hill auditorium,
where they attended the British-
American day exercises
The entire regiment will be given
leave at Christmas, although how long
this leave will be cannot yet be defi-
nitely stated, It was announced yester-
day It is expected that only a few
will remain in Ann Arbor save those
men of the personnel office who are
obliged to continue their work of de-
mobilization regardless of the holi-
days
All the army men will be discharg-
ed at the University It is urged in
communications from Washington
that the work of demobilization be
completed b Dec 21, but if by any
chance this is impossible, the men
must return to the University after.
Christmas to receive their discharge
papers All men will go home in wool
uniforms A large shipment of 0.
D.'s .arrived yesterday and will be is-
sued tomorrow.
Out of the number of men who have
received their physical examination,
more than one-half the total enlist-
ment in the S. A. T. C., there have
been found but very few who suffer
from some ailment or disability con-
tracted during the period of their en-
listment. These are cases of recu-
peration from sprained ankles, brok-
en legs, and such accidents suffered
while on duty here. These men are
immediately placed in the infirmaries
to thoroughly convalesce before be-
ing discharged.
STUDENTS! NOTICE!
Every male student in the
University, civilian as well as
military, is required to re-enroll
with the secretary of his school
or college immediately beginning
with Wednesday, Dec. 11. Dis-
charge papers should be brought
and exhibited.
This is needed because the
demobilization of the S. A. T. C.
and the releasing of the naval
unit men necessitates a change
in status and address and a set-
tlement of fees among most of
the men students.

NAVALl UNIT MAY STAY
IN ACTIVE DUTY

MEN MAY TRANSFER T
TRAINING STATIQN
DESIRED

It was announced yesterday that
naval unit men not requesting releas-
es from active duty will be placed on
inactive duty. If a man states his
preference for active duty ,he wilpbe
sent to a training station as the Mich-
igan naval unit is to be entirely dis-
banded. It should furthermore be
thoroughly understood by every man
in the unit that there is no let-up in
the discipline as some think will be
the case during the demobilization.
Men in for Four Years
The men are on duty until the day
they leave their barracks in fact they
are on duty for the term of their en-
listment, four years. However after
Dec., 21 they will be on inactive duty,
but still subject to call, but their re-
lease from active duty 1may be with-
drawn at any time during this period
and any order not obeyed or any
infraction of naval discipline places
the offender liable to imprisonment
in the Main Brig at Great Lakes. De-
mobilization cannot be treated as if
it were the closing of school.
During the week each man will be
required to state his choice of being
discharged at home or at the Uni-
versity. Those who prefer to be dis-
charged at home will not be requir-
ed to , return to the University after
the holidays, but transportation and
subsistence will be furnished all men
,ho go home but return after Christ-
mas.
No More Uniforms Issued
There will be no more clothing sup-
plies issued, it was announced yester-
day Those men who possess incom-
plete outfits must make the best of
it ,as they can requisition no more
clothing until called into active serv-
ice again No information can be giv-
en out regarding the wearing of the
navy uniform by men on inactive
.duty This information, as well as
other, will be supplied the men when
they. receive their papers releasing
them from active service.
President Wilson Praises Schwab
The message from the President
was addressed to Secretary Tumulty,
with the instruction that it be con-
veyed to Schwab.
"I accept your resignation only be-
cause you wish it, and because I feel
I must do so in fairness to you. You
have been exceedingly generous in
giving your services, and they have
been invaluable. I want to thank you
very cordially indeed for all that you
have done. I shall always remember
it, as I am sure all your associates in
the government will, as of unusual
value and istinction."
Tryouts for University Glee
club will be held tomorrow aft-
ernoon from 4 to 5:30 o'clock.
They will be held in Mr. Har-
rison's studio, room 206, Univer-
sity School of Music. Only men
who are sure of their eligibility
should tryout.

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
HURON AND DIVISION
LEONARD A. BARRETT, Min.ster
10:30 A. M.-Theme: Service and Honor.
Noon-Prof. Rankin speaks to young people.
6:30-Young People's Evening Service.
WESLEYAN GUILD LECTURE
CLARENCE A. BARBOUR
President of the Rochester Theoeogteal Seminary
""THE BATTLE AFTER THE WAR"
TONIGHT METHODIST CHURCH T"N QHS

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will be taken at 11:45 o'clock to-
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