t HL MILHR"iN VAILI
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1
(By Associated Press)
ith the French army of occupa-
, Kaiserlautern Germany, Dec. 7
ayed).-The exact significance of
apparent resignation of the peo-
of this invaded district at the
ence of foreign troops cannot be
sured to ay, but thre are certain
ifestations of fear that a heavy
len may fall upon the Rheinish
inces, unless they separate from
nany, and also of growing ani-
ty toward Berlin. (
ie Bavarians of. the Palatinate
in a large majority, hostile to
further connection with Prussia.
e of them declare that the Rhine
ld be the new frontier. There al-
re suggestions that state owned
erty, such as the coal fields in
ralley of the Serre, would pay the
e of the Rhenish province in the
that the Allies may present to
siness men in Sarrebruck and
louis today dwelt upon the ad-
ages of closer commercial rela-
s between the Rheinish provine-
nd Alsace-Lorraine and France,
did not conceal their apprehen-
of economic disaster if the mili-
occupation should obstruct com-
de across the Rhine.
four provinces of South Africa,
isvaal, Natal, Cape and Orange
State, are seriously affected by
flu according to mail dated Oct.
received here by G. E. Dyason,
of Pretoria, S. A. The disease
aainly affecting the colored peo-
although thousands of whites have
n victims to the epidemic. All
South African students are anx'
y awaiting the next mail as, ac-
ing to the latest report, several
Lbers of their families are ill with
he epidemic is most prevalent in
e Town, where people 'are dying
be rate of two to three hundred
,y. The situation is so serious, in
,that the Cape Colored Corps was
red out to dig trenches for the
L. A clipping from the Rand
y Mail says it is no uncommon
t in the colored quarter of Cape
n to see a mother walking with
dead child in her arms.
. Kimberley, the famous diamond
er, the epidemic wa even more
strous, over 500 dying in one day
1,800 in the same week. In Jo-
:esburg, the gold center, the
es have been forced to close down
e the negroes have fled to their
ve haunts in the "bushes." Pre-
a, the capital of the Union of
th Africa, is no better off. Five
;he leading physicians are down
the flu, deaths averaging 80 to
i day, and free dispensaries have
a opened on the public squares for
here is great danger that tribes
r be exterminated by the disease
sanitation is an unheard-of thing
weler Naturalizes Cuckoo Clock
incennes, Ind., Dec. 10.-When the
ed States entered the war, John
Wagner, a local jeweler, had a
boo clock, marked "made in Ger-
y." After careful study of the sit-
on he stopped the clock and be-
the process of "naturalizing" the
e bird in the time piece. When
had completed the painstaking
:, he started the clock again and
ed in his friends. At length, time
e for the clock to "strike,' the lit-
bird quickly hopped out with a
'vim and whistled "Bob White."
agner has since been kept busy
uralizing" cuckoo clocks.
'School Makes Change in Courses
emobilization will make a few
iges in the curriculum of the Law
>ol beginning with the new semes-
Courses in military law and war
slation will be discontinued, while
rnational law will be continued as
art of the regular program. These
e courses have been created dur-
the presence of the S. A. T. C.
Law school will return to its nor-
schedule in February, and several
ses which have been given this
ester will be repeated then.
ficIals to Release 400 Aviators
ount Clemens, Dec. 9.-Four hun-
d cadets at the Selfridge flying
I will be discharged this week, ac-
ling to an official report issued
Friday, He Sure
Is A Handy Han
Gazing into the blank, though earn-
est faces of his class in Poly-Ec lA,
the courageous instructor took a deep
breath and inquired, what was mar-
ginal value. Someone ventured it was
like the old proverb that a sausage
is no stronger than its worst link,
others looked blanker, if possible, and
still others ventured suggestions that
resembled the answer "a great deal
like a rabbit." Much to his credit, be
it said, the instructor maintained his
inantal equilibrium, and began to dlu-
cidate in plain but simple language,
which his hearers would be able to
"Now, if Robinson Crusoe were
stranded on a desert island," he at-
tempted, "and had only two bananas
to sustain him, they would be of great
value. But if he had 10,000 what
would happen?" The shark of the class
maintained they would spoil. "Yes,
but that's not the answer,' bespoke
the despair written on his counten-
He started again. "Suppose he had
10,000 bananas-" "Where did he get
them in the first place?" queried a
thin voice from the back of the room.
"If you don't like this example," he
said peevishly, "I'll get another one..'
"Oh, no," answered the thin voice
apologetically, "please go on."
He resumed. "Suppose Robinson
Crusoe had 10,000 bananas to eat in
a week, and he could only eat 7,000
(here the class shuddered, but said
nothing) 3,000 are going to be worth-
less. Hence, none of the bananas
have any value, for he wouldn't pay
a cent for any more. He can eat
7,000 in a week, but the seven-thous-
and-and'-oneth banana is worthless.
Hence they are all worthless, because
none is worth any more than the ten-
"I don'tssee why,' said another voice.
"The ones he eats are valuable be-
cause they keep him alive."
He went over it all again, and even
drew a diagram on the board, not of a
banana, but a triangle of the relation-
ship of the last banana to the first.
Some of the blank faces looked less:
blank, but others entertained no gleam
"Well," he said, "if he had more
bananas, what in the world could he
do with them?"
"Sell them to Friday," declared a
He gas'ped, and dismssd the class.
Coal-Fuel Famines Menace Austria
Vienna, Dec. 9 (delayed).-The coal
and fuel situation daily is growing
worse and the city undoubtedly is
threatened with a coal and fuel fam-
ine such as is being experienced at
no other point in the empire.
People here feel that disorders are
bound to follow and that there will
be political unrest, unless the Allies
immediately provide food and troops.
particularly Anglo-American troops.
Naval Unit to Be Out By Vacation
The examination of the men in the
naval unit here is proceeding with
great rapidity. Three hundred gobs
were examined yesterday. If the ex-
amination continues as rapidly as it
proceeded yesterday, all the men will
have been examined by this evening.
All the men expect to be released from
active duty by the time vacation be-
WHAT'S GOING ON
10 o'clock-All students in all
12 o'clock- Pictures of The
Michigan Daily staff for the
Michiganensian will be taken at
8 o'clock-Meeting of Cosmo-
politan club in Barbour gym-
Pledges for the United War
Work fund are now payable at
the Army "Y," at the Y. W. C.
A., at Barbour gymnasium or by
mail to I. Leo Sharfman, Lane
hall. These pledges are due be-
Sfor Christmas vacation, and
shuld be paid immediately.
Thy ird meeting of the in-
tercollegite Socialist society
will be hd at 7:30 o'clock to-
night at 13:1 Volland avenue.
All members must be prepared
to pay dues.
Another tryout, for the Glee
club will be held from 4 to 5:30
o'clock this afternoon. Fresh-
men are ineligible.
JUGO-SLAYS UNITE TO FORM
STRONG NATION IN BALKANS
Washington, Dec. 10. - Formal no-
tice has been given the American gov-
ernment of the purpose of the Serbs,
Croats, and Slovenes, formally held
by the Austro-Hungarian government,
to unite with the kingdom of Serbia
in a single Jugo-Slovic state, and to
insist upon the evacuation of Jugo-
Slovic territory now occupied by
Question of Opera Still Undecided-
The 1919 Michigan opera was the
subject of discussion at a meeting of
the board of directors of the Union
yesterday afternoon. Because the six
members present did not constitute
a quorum, no definite decisions were
reached, but it was the prevailing
opinion that the opera would be giv-
en this year. Definite information
may be expected within the next week.
Stylus Holds Meeting Last Night
The .jneeting of Stylus held last
night at Martha Cook dormitory was
addressed by Prof. T. E. Rankin.
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. Start-
ing with this date, civilian stu-
dents should re-register at once,
S. A. T. C. men as soon as dis-
charged, naval unit men as soon
as released. Discharge' and re-
lease papers should be brought
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.
SHIRLEY W. SMITH,
Secretary of the University.
Daily Want ads bring results.
Anyone in Ann Arbor who
holds an account against the S.
A. T. C. regiment as a whole
or against any company will
please send it in immediately
to the adjutant, Lieutenant
Montague, at army headquarters.
This does not include accounts
for supplies which are in pro-
cess of payment on government
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
S E RGE P R OK OF IEF F
New and Unusual R'rs; ian Pianist
"Third American Appearance"
Will appear in HILL AUDITORIUM in place of Leopold Godowsky
SATURDAY, DEC. 14, 8 P. M.
C_ _S. A. T. C. MEN GET WORK
One hundred men may secure work
Hostess House Open as Long as Needed until February beginning as soon as
The Hostess house in Memorial hall demobilized. Good pay and extra
will be kept open as long as any men bonus for good work. Inquire at of-
of the army or naval corps remain fice 721 N. University, Room A, be-
in Ann Arbor. The fraternities will, tween 11 A. M. and 8 P. M., this week.
in all probability, leave their furni- We can use a few other students dur-
ture n the Hostess house until their ing the holiday rush.-Adv.
own houses have some redecorating
and remodeling. Patronize our advertisers.-Adv.
MU SICAL INSTRUMENTS
MAKE USEFUL CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Select the gift that will
be useful for many years
We suggest a fine Mehlin,
or Henry F. Miller Grand,
Upright or Player-Piano.
A Victrola an d Victor
Records at a price you
want to pay. A Violin,
Cuitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Cornet, etc.
We have a good stock of the Best American Made
Musical Instruments in stock and invite YOU to come
in for Useful Gift Ideas.
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and assisting artists (March);and including $3.00 May Festival coupon
still on sale at University School of Music.
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