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'TOL. XXIX, No. 63





Lieut. Allen L. Porter States Naval
Unit Remains Free of Dread

Gri Spirit Here
to AidGargoyle
The Gargoyle for December is on
the press. Its appearance will mark
the return of the frivolous spirit in
There is no question about it-the
frivolous spirit is coming back. Stu-
dents are beginning to see the funny
side of things-of professors, of "co-
eds," of themselves even. It is eas-
ier to laugh than it was a month ago.
If you listen you will hear such
phrases as "Say, I just heard a good
one-," "He's the queerest old geezer
that ever happened," "Now what do
you think of this for a-"
All this helps the Gargoyle. There
are more people trying out for it than
before. There are more drawings
to choose from-and more jokes, too.
It was easier to make a genuine holi-
day number than it has been for sey-
eral years-for there is more Christ-
mas joy in the air.

(By Associated Press)
Lansing, Dec. 12.- Today's repor
to the state board of health showed a
slight decrease of influenza cases, bu
the officials feel that it is dangerou:
enough to warn people against anoth
er outbreak. New cases numbered 1,
288, about 200 less than yesterday
Detroit, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Iron
wood, and Marshall reported increas
In Detroit, the day's total was 19
with 24 deaths, the largest number re
ported since the October outbreak
Grand Rapids had 140 new cases and
two deaths. Officials there have ap
pealed to Camp Custer authorities for
the release of nurses sent from Grand
Rapids to the cantonment during Oc-
tober. Among today's larger reports
Saginaw Shows Largest Gain
Saginaw, 186; Marshall, 136; Iron-
wood. 152; Marquette, 48; Battle
Creek and Flint, 21 each, and Owosso
82 Cases in Ann Arbor
Strict quarantine of all places where
there are patients suffering from in-
fluenza will be enforced in this city
within a day or two. Dr. J. A. Wess-
inger, city health officer, received
this order yesterday from the state
board of health and arrangements are
being made to put it into effect.
There are 32 cases in the city, Dr.
Wessinger, stated last night.
Lieut. Allen L. Porter stated em-
phatically yesterday that there was
no influenza in the naval unit. He says
that there is nothing more serious in
the infirmary than a slight case of
measles and a man with a boil on his
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Dec. 12.-Neither the
end of hostilities nor proposals for a
league of nations has altered the pol-
icy of the geeral board of the navy
in regard to making the American
navy second to none in the world.
Rear Admiral Charles J. Badger,
chairman of the executive committee
of the board, today told the house
naval affairs' committee that the navy
should be equal to that of any other
nation by 1925, and urged that suffic-
ient appropriations to make this pos-
sible be made by congress.
Navy to Enforce Peace
"Navies must be the principlesup-
port of a league of nations, and the
United States, from the wealth, influ-
ence, and power, will be' called upon
to contribute a large share of the in-
ternational police force to render such
a league effective," Admiral Badger
The duty of the navy in the future,
the admiral said, will be not only to
guide the country against invasion,
but to protect as well the great mer-
chant marine now being built.
Badger Asks to Complete Old Plans
Completion of the three year build-
ing program authorized in 1916, and
which was halted to build anti-sub-
marine craft, was recommended by
Admiral Badger. Work has not yet
been started on six battleships, six
battle cruisers, two scout cruisers,
nine fleet submarines, two destroyer
tenders, and one fleet submarine tend-
er, he said. Lack of ships of this type,
he declared, would have been fatal to
the United States, if it had been fight-
ing the war alone.

Practically all the civilian men stu-
dents in the University have re-reg-
istered during the first two days of
- the work. A large number of the men
in the S. A. T. C. who have already
received their discharges, are now re-
porting for re-enrollment and the pay-
ment of their fees.
In the engineering college all but a
few of the 250 students who enrolled
at- the beginning of the year as civ-
ilians, have completed their second
registration, according to the men in
charge. As the first two companies
mustered out of the S. A. T. C. were
largely smade up of engineering stu-
dents, the final enrollment for those
who intend to remain in this college
has progressed rapidly.
More than 300 of the 350 men stu-
dents in the literary college have reg-
istered for the second time, accord-
ing to Registrar.-Arthur G. Hall. Five
men who had received their discharg-
es also reported. It is expected that
the mustering out of a large num-
ber of men yesterday will add greatly
to the re-enrollment list. Former stu-
dents and several new men who were
recently discharged from the different
army camps, have returned to con-
tinue their work in the University.
All vacancies made by the number
of S. A. T. C. and naval unit men
leaving, will shortly be filled by the
former students who are returning
from the various branches of military
service. Added to this number .will be
manystudents who are coming to the
University for the first time. It is only
a question of time that the Univer-
sity will return and even pass what
was once the normal enrollment, ac-
cording to the University officials.
The second semester fees in the lit-
erary college are as follows: Sixty-
five dollars and tweny cents for new
non-resident students, and $38.20 for
new Michigan residents; $40.20 for
former non-Michigan resident stu-
dents, and $2.20 for former Michigan
(By, Associated Press)
Paris, Dec. 12.-Col. E. M. House,
President Wilson's personal advisor,
General Tasker H. Bliss, Gordon Au-
chimcloss, son-in-law of Colonel
House, and Joseph C. Grew, former
consular of the American ambassy at
Vienna, all members of the American
commission for pegotiating peace, as
the American peace mission hence-
forth will be known, left today by
special train for Brest to meet Presi-
dent Wilson when he arrives there.
The special train was fitted out with.
Pullman sleepers and, a dining car.
The commission will arrive at Brest
tomorrow morning about 10 o'clock.
The U S. S. George Washington, on
which President Wilson is making the1
voyage from the United States, is ex-t
pected to reach Brest Roads shortly
before that hour.'
Paris is awaiting the arrival of
President Wilson and another nation-
al holiday for the celebration of the,
Allied victory. The city this evening
was hanging out its flags and. prepar-i
ing its illuminations for the Presi-
dent's reception.

Demobilization Occurs Faster Than
Expected; Four Companies
Next on List
Approximately 450 men from section
A of the S. A. T. C. left the service
yesterday when companies 9, 10, and
11 were dismissed. Companies 9 and
10 were mustered out during the day
but the discharge of company 11 did
not begin until 8 o'clock last even-
ing. It was completed about 10:S.
The discharge is going at a faster
rate than was expected at first as is
shown by the figures of yesterday, and
if possible four companies will be re-
leased today. Companies 12, 7, and 8
are to be put through first with com-
pany 13 next on the list. The work
will be run off as speedily as possi-
ble and it was stated at 'headquarters
last night that possibly another com-
pany would also go today.
The serial numbers for some of the
men who were in the engineering re-
serve and who have been in active
duty only a short time, have not ar-
rived yet. These men will be kept in
the army until their numbers come,
but according to headquarters they
will be given long passes at Christ-
mas time if their numbers are not
here by the 21st.
Fraternities Vacated
With the dismissals yesterday the
following fraternity houses were va-
cated: Kappa Sigma, Sigma Phi,
Monks, Phi Sigma Kappa and Psi
Omega. The military authorities no-
tify the University as soon as a bar-1
racks is empty and work is begun onj
it immediately. The houses will be
ready for occupancy soon, the exact
time depending on the amount of re-
pairing to be done.]
During the last two days 16 moret
men from section B have been dis-
missed, being some of those who
were kept here to help the quarter-
master and headquarters in the workt
of discharging the other companies.1
The 54 men who are still here will
be released as soon as all the work
is finished. The section B men who
are in hospitals here will be sent to
Camp Custer when this post is aban-
Trucks Driven Away1
A detachmentafrom a motor trans-
port company arrived in Ann Arbor
yesterday from Detroit to drive away
the big type "B" standard U. S. A.-
army trucks which have beeh here all
fall. The detachment consisted of 321
men and was in charge of Lieutenant
Love. The train of 16 trucks wille
first go to Detroit and from there they
will strike the Lincoln highway. Thisr
route will be followed all the way
east as far as Baltimore, Md., where
the trucks will be left at a camp.
The Cosmopolitan club will hold aa
meeting at 7:15 Saturday evening inc
the Cosmopolitan room, 305 U. H. Ther
meeting will be a short one on ac-t
count of the concert. Delegates for
the coming Chicago convention will ber
elected and plans for the annuali
spring trip will be discussed. AllN
members are urged to come as it isa
a very important meeting.

Nayy Men to Disband Dec. 21
There is a possibility that the men
in the naval unit may receive their
release papers before Dec. 21, which1
was the date formerly set for the re-
lease of these men.
The examination of the men took
less time than was expected and the
papers were sent to Great Lakes two1
days before they were- due. All thet
men have been examined, except three,
who were away on leave, but havec
been recalled. If the authorities there
work as fast as expected, it means
that the papers will be received here
earlier than the date set.j
Few Class Officers Found Ineligible
Resignations will soon be in order
from a few of the newly elected class t
offioers in each of the colleges. Thes
student council has been investigat-a
ing the eligibility of each one of these v
officers and has found that some of
them are ineligible.

Seniors Given Authority to Enforce
Freshmen to Obey All Michigan
The J-hop will be held this year.
The junior literary class has so de-
cided, and there will be no delay in
the carrying out of their plans unless
the faculty committee refuses permis-
Indications are that there will be
co-operation rather than interference
from the faculty and all the rest of
the campus, so there is no doubt that
the big party will be held. The date
has been changed to the spring va-
cation. This is the first time that
the hop has not been held between
semesters, but unsettled conditions
make it inadvisable to follow the old
plan this year, according to the unan-
imous decision of the class.
Details as to exact date, arrange-
ments, and whether the party will be
formal, have been left to the com-
mittee which was elected at the meet-
ing yesterday as follows: Karl H.
Velde, chairman; David B. Landis,
William A. Leitzinger, John S. Per-
rin, and David D. Nash. The class
will finally vote upon the recomcen-
dations of this committee.
Seniors to Enforce Traditions
Traditions will be upheld by the
junior class with the co-operation of
the seniors, according to an unusual
resolution passed unanimously by the
class. The sophomores as well as the
freshmen will be included among
those who will be warned and then
forced, if necessary, to live up to and
support every Michigan tradition.
This is the first time in the history
of the University that an upper class
has found it necessary to take the en-
forcing of traditions out of the juris-
diction of the sophomores. Never be-
fore have Michigan's customs been so
violated as they have this year, and
the junior class has decided that neg-
ligence must stop.
Measure Purely Emergency
The plan is to have the entire class
act as a vigilance committee to ob-
serve and put an end to any viola-
tions of traditions. A select commit-
tee was appointed at the meeting to
publish a complete list of traditions
at once and notify the freshman and
sophomore classes that every rule
must be respected. There will be no
hazing, in the true sense of the word,
but any individuals who do not sup-
port traditions will be dealt with
summarily by the entire class. It is
expected that the seniors will read-
ily support the juniors in the enforce-
ment of rules. The fourth-year men
will be asked to co-operate by the
junior committee.
The measure was considered to be
an emergency act, and it is expected
that the entire University will reaj-'
ize the, necessity for prompt and un-
hesitating action in re-establishing all
traditons. The resolution was passed
after much discussion and thoughtful
consideration. It is not an inter-class
rivalry act, but is designed to serve
the best interests of the student body
as a whole. There will probably be no
need for extreme action in the carry-
ing out of the class' plans, but there
will be no hesitation if such methods
are necessary.

Ringing bells, stolen from the seven
lean and the seven fat kine of Egypt,
a mystic caravan of the far East will
wend its way among the self propell-
ing vehicles this evening on Ann Ar-
bor streets.
Though the equinoctial rains deluge
the thoroughfares, or frigid snows
drift into the cracks of the pyramids,
seven juniors will tread the burning
sands of the river Nile.
Guided pains-takingly by those
who have thirsted with the camels, the
one-time jolly juniors will laboriously
and timorously count the individual
stones of the everlasting pyramids.
Only he who meditates well upon
his coming journey across the desert
sands, finds himself strong of heart,
and able to endure the treacherous
way will survive.
Silence, unbroken continues, Alo-

Freshman Spread
to Shine Tonight
More than 700 University women are
expected at the annual freshman
spread to be held at 7:30 o'clock to-
night at Barbour gymnasium. In addi-
tion to the usual grand march there
will be a favor dance.
The sophomore line in the grand
march will be led by Alice Beckham,
'21, and Dorothy Herman, '21, Alethea
Yerkes, '22, and Luella Paul, '22, will
lead the freshman line.
Decorations are to be a surprise
and the committee would give out no
other information concerning them.
No spectators' tickets to the spread
will be sold. Guest tickets may be
purchased from Dean Myra B. Jor-
dan at Barbour gymnasium. They en-
title the holder to dancing, refresh-
ments, and all the rest of the enter-
Activities of the University Y. M.
C. A. will continue under the direc-
tion of the National War Work Coun-
cil, it was announced yesterday.
"When the orders for demobilization
of the S. A. T. C. came, the local Y.
M. C. A. found itself in the following
situation," said Mr. N. C. Fetter, mem-
ber of the local Y. M. C. A. staff.
"There was no chance of support
from its former constituents, as all
had given to the limit in the United
War Work campaign, held Nov. 11 to
18. But the National War Work
Council, realizing the good work which
the "Y" has accomplished and in
view of the fact that there is much
work which, half done, must be con-
served, agreed to support the project
until the end of the second semester,
July 1, 1919."
Greater Resources Available
Although the work is under the di-
rection of the War Work Council, the
program followed in former years will
be adhered to, but more intensely,
since there will be a larger staff and
greater resources. There will be a
staff of at least three men, but if a
sufficiently large number of S. A. T.
C. men agree to return to the Uni-
versity, the present staff or five will
be maintained.
In following out the program of
peace times there will be several rad-
ical changes in the "Y," prominent
among them being the removal of the
rough camp furniture and installing
in its place the former furniture.
There will be no more regular mov-
ies except an occasional entertainment
on Saturday night. Plans are being
formulated to bring into being a Stu-
dent Cabinet within the next week.
Student officers will be elected. New-
berry hall will not be used next
semester, as there will be no need
for a second building. Lane hall, the
Y. M. C. A. headquarters, is the finest
and best equipped campus "Y" build-
ing in the United States.
Employment Buerau Busy
One of the big things already accom-
plished in the return of the old re-
gime is the establishment of an em-
ployment bureau for former S. A. T.
C. men. Between 300 and 400 names
are now on the list and during the
coming week a thorough canvass of
Ann Arbor is to be made for labor to

be done by these students. A com-
plete rooming house list is also a fea-
An appreciation of the splendid
work which the "Y" has done for the
University student was well express-
ed by Major Ralph H. Durkee at an
officers' banquet held last week, who
said in part, "During my stay in Ann
Arbor the campus Y. M. C. A. has
risen in six months from a position
of moderate activity to be one of the
most efficient organizations on the
campus." Present indications point
towards maintaining this reputation
during the coming year.
Warden Prevents Sociology Trip
Mr. A. E. Wood's class in sociology
will not visit Jackson prison this
semester as was previously planned.
The reason for this is that the war-
den of Michigan's criminal institu-
tion has decded that women visitors
to the prison will not be admitted.

American Flotilla Meets U. S.
George Washington Off Azores;
Form Escort to France
(By Associated Press)

London, Dec. 12.-The corporation
of the City of London today passed
a resolution inviting President Wilson
to accept an address of welcome in a
gold box, and asking him to a lunch-
eon at the Guild hall.
(By Wireless to the Associated Press)
On board the U. S. George Washing-
ton, Dec. 10 (delayed)--President
Wilson learned today by wireless from
Col. Edward M. House that the French
government contemplates starting the
peace conference on Jan 3. The Pres-
ident at once began arranging his
plans so as to utilize the intervening
time to clear up his visits to the bat-
tle front, to the American troops, to
Italy, and other troops, in order to
leave his time entirely free when the
conference begins.
Wilson to Hold Informal Meetings
In the meantime he will have infor-
mal conferences with Premier Lloyd
George, of Great Britain, Premier
Clemenceau, of France, Premier Or-
lando, of Italy, and others, to smooth
out any points of difference which
may arrive between the United States
and the Allies with regard to the
ground work of the conference.
On his arrival in Paris Saturd.y
he will be received by President and
Madame Poincare. On that day he
will be the guest of honor at a pub-
lic reception, and will later receive a
degree bestowed upon him by the Uni-
versity of Paris.
Plans Visit to Italy
Crown Prince Alexander, of Serbia,
will be in Paris over Christmas, as
will also King Victor Emanuel of
Italy. Immediately after the Christ-
mas holidays the President probably
will go to Italy, returning to Paris on
Jan. 2, ready to attend the peace con-
The George Washington rounded the
Azores this morning, running close in
to give the President an opportunity
to catch a glimpse of the American
naval base.
U. S. Ships Meet President
At dawn a flotilla of American de-
stroyers from the Brest squadron
came over the horizon. The Portu-
guese warships were saluted and re-
turned a salute of 21 guns. The dread-
naught Pennsylvania gave out signals
to follow the President's.
The escort then spread out in a
broadecolumn and the islands were
rounded, the fleet heading toward
Brest, which probably will be reach-
ed Friday noon.
Hortense Wind, former business
manager of Newberry residence died
at Portsmouth, Va., Tuesday, Dec. 10.
The cause of her death is as yet un-
known here.
At the time of her death Miss Wind
was head dietician at the naval train-
ing station situated at Portsmouth.
Miss Wind, whose home was in Coun-
cil Bluffs, Ia., was a graduate of the
Agricultural college of the same state.
She came to Ann Arbor in the fall
of 1916 as the business manager of
Newberry residence, which position
she held until the beginning of this
year, when she left for Portsmouth.




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