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Advisability of Continuing Vocationa
Courses Referred to Committee
on Finances
No unit of the reserve officer
training corps will be re-establishe
at the University during the Ares
ena academic year, the Board of Re
gents decided at their meeting yes
terday. The resolution followed tb
recommendation of the Universit
Senate, which based its opinon upo
the assumption that peace will r
suit from the Versailles conferenc
about to (be' held.
U. of M. Designated Sub-bureau
The board supported a plan propos
ed by the committee on education a
Washington, under which the Univer
' sity of Michigan is to be made on
of the few sub-bureaus on educatio
in the United States. The education
al department of the government i
establishing these bureaus at severa
of the universities located in differen
parts of the country. Under a com
missioner each bureau will hav
charge of that section in which it is
and will represent the interests o
the central commatttee at Washngton
To the request of the America
council on education asking if dis
abled French soldiers could be edu
cated in the University, the Regent
replied that a remittance of fee
would be made for any who migh
come here. It is said that this is on
of the results of the French educa
tional mission which visited the Uni-
versity last month. An exchange o
scholars between the two countries
is to be brought about. The work
will progress gradually at first bu
is expected to attain, in the end, tha
of bringing France and America clos-
er together in intellectual sympa-
Consider Publication of War Records
A committee was appointed by Pres-
ident Harry B. Hutchins to consider
- the preparation and publication of a
record of the participation in the war
by the University and its faculty,
students, and alumni. The commit-
teemen are: Regent Frank B. Leland,
chairman; alumni Regents, James 0.
Murfin and William L. Clements;
Prof. A. L. Cross and Mr. J. F. Scott,
of the history department, and Mr.
H. L. Sensemann, of the rhetoric de-
Three Professors Resign
'Tge resignations of Prof. William
J. Hale, of the chemical department,
Prof. N. B. Foster, of the medical
school',and N. A. Wood were accept-
ed. Professor Hale will devote his
entire time to research work in pure
and industrial chemistry. Professor
Foster is now a lieutenant-colonel in
the medical corps of the United States
army. Dr. M. D. Haag was appointed
to the medical faculty, and Dr. G.
C. Huber to membership in the Grad-
uate school. Col. W. T. Fishleigh was
granted permission to develop a mod-
ern laboratory for scientific research
work in automobile engineering.
Plan Vocational Courses
Provision for additional nurses at
the University hospital was made. The
new class will consist of student nurs-
es. Proposal of the engineering col-
lege to continue for civilians the
courses in vocational training was re-
ferred to the finance committee for
consideration and report. These cours-
es submitted are to be similar to

those which have been given to th _
men who were in section B of the
S. A. T. C. ' The same buildings and
equipment would be used, according
to the plans.
The Regents voted that a consider-
able number of this year's Michi-
ganensians should be sent to the va-
rious high schools throughout the
state. A biennial inventory report of
University property showed it to be
valued at $8,164,101.10. This is an
increase of $936,180.19 during the last

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,1 Gargoyle's Wiles
Encourage Smile
D The Gargoyle once again is bac:
U with Santa Claus in Red and Blac
aflaming Boldly on it; and fellow
al pause along the Way to Talk aboi
it and to say "I'd give my Sunda
Bonnet-I'd Mortgage my next Easte
Hat, if I could Sling a Brush lil1
, that and raw like That by Thunde
s That Artist sure can Sling the Paint
d don't let one hear you say She ain't
Winner and a Wonder. They open I
and look Within, and Swear that Oat
s- of Shame and Sin: "By Cardia
t Strabismus, it takes a lot of Nerv
.y and Gall to Josh the Dean-I'll be
they All must Seek the Woods b
e Christmas." And then they see th
Double Page and Cruckle at its Per
siflage with Gurglings and Guffa'w
ings: they read the Poets and th
- Wits and Laugh at all the Jokes lik
t Fits, and Chortle at the Drawings.
- The Gargoyle once again is out, an
e selling Briskly ill about as Fast a
n they can sell it; if Uncle Walt woul
~ only Write and Ade would aid Hin
S to Indite perhaps the Two could tel
.l it-but I am only a Poor Amateu
t and I Cannot do it.
- "Co-operation of the junior and se
- nior classes in upholding Michigan
s traditions is sought not to crush th
s spirit of the sophomore class," said
t L. Albert Lundquist, president of th
e senior lits, yesterday, "but rather to
- regulate its work of teaching the class
- of '22 its place on the campus. Due to
f . the disrupting of the campus by the
war, the class of '21 did not become
as familiar with Michigan and its tra-
t ditions as we of the two upper class-
t es. Hence the two classes have com-
- bined to regulate the hazing which
the class of '22 may expect after
"I speak for my own class as well
as '20 when I say that I don't believe
in the old-fashioned hazing. In the
old days the bounds of human en-
durance were frequently overstepped.
Rough stuff is to be avoided and we
intend to see that it is."
Lundquist believes that a monster
mass meeting 'should be held imme-
diately after Christmas, at which
there should be prominent alumni and
campus speakers present to tell thel
assembled classes about Michigan as
it was before the war and just what
is expected of each class in order to
put the University back on its old
basis. t
"An old-time pep meeting with the
band out and all that goes to make
Michigan spirit should be held," he
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Dec. 13.-- Return to
home waters of the first ships of Am-
erican armada, sent to Europe to com-
bat German sea power, will be marked
by a great naval pageant in New
York harbor about Dec.n 2.
In the home coming fleet will be
nine dreadnaughts, 20 destroyers, and
more than 40 converted yachts, mine
planters, submarides, and other craft.
Th.e destroyer force, part of which is
already on the way to New York, in-
cludes many of the vessels first sent
to the war zone, and some of them
carry on their funnels the stars

awarded for destruction of German
; >marines.
Hea h ConditionsImprove in Camps
W astsigt on, Dec. 13.-Health con-
ditions _i army camps of the United
States continued to improve during
the week ending Dec. 6, a report to
the surgeon general of the army said.
Both the non-effective and death rates
was decidedly lower than.th previous
week. Influenza continued to prevail
at practically all large posts, and offi-
cials said that it was less violent than,

When the old-fashioned all-campu
mixer supplants the officers' tea as
social event, he who runs may rea
that the war is over. The complet
return to the days of peace is b
ing celebrated in ways too numerou
to mention nowadays, but the parti
ular form of jollification today is ti
polite pushball contest known as
mixer. This one is being given by th
Women's league at 2 o'clock this afi
ernoon in Barbour gymnasium.
There are, it is said, good reasoi
why everybody should be "amor
those present" beside the well-know]
fact that "a pleasant time will be ha
by all." Those who know everybod;
on the campus are foreordained to ei
joy themselves, and those who do not
cannot help but get acquainted.
A mixer is nothing if not true to i1
name, and he who hunts up his part
ner by the initial of her last name
and wonders if he remembers wha
her last name is, must be the rea
oyster if he doesn't make a fe'
friends, and cause some people to re-
member him to the close of his colleg8
career for the emphasis with whicl
he placed his feet on theirs. Thif
latter privilege alone makes the afi
ernoon worth the trifling two bit.
requisitioned by the doorkeeper.
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The total number of men discharg-
ed from the service yesterday ex-
ceeded any of the previous days'
l number by about 300, when 736 of
e the S. A. T. C. wre released. Al-
though it was expected that only four
,companies could be run through, com-,
panies 7, 8, 12, 13, and 14 were dis-
missed during the day. This leaves
_ only three more to go, of which num-
ber companies 15 and 16 will be re-
leased today. Company 17, which
Snow comprises 110 men including 69
of the section A men who were trans-
' ferred to it yesterday, will be the only
part of the unit to renain. These
men will be discharged from time to
time, 15 of them going yester'day.
Men Get Eighteen Dollars
The serial numbers for the men who
were in the engineering reserve have
not arrived yet so they are still to
be included in the post here.
All the men have been paid now
with the exception of a few special
cases. Fifty-seven thousand dollars
was the approximate total of the
money that was paid out to the men
in this last payroll, all the men re-
ceiving the same amount, about $18.
All the men are continuing their in-
surance as it is an excellent oppor-
tunity to enjoy the most reliable in-
surance in the world at a minimum
premium rate.
Vacate Many Fraternities
Attendant to yesterday's discharges
the following fraternity houses were
vacated: Alpha Delta Phi, Beta Theta
Pi, Zeta Psi, Trigon, Phi Gamma Del-1
ta, Delta Chi, and Delta Tau Delta.
While washing windows yesterday,
on the third floor of Barracks 44, thec
Zeta Psi house, Warren E. Jackson,t
'21, Co. 14, lost his balance and fell,s
fracturing bones in both feet and an-
kles. He was rushed to St. Joseph's
hospital, where he was resting com-
fortably last night.
Dotcors at the institution say thatt
the swelling caused by the fracturest
is so great that it will be two orl
three days before an' X-ray can be7
taken to determine the extent of a
Jackson's injuries. Since Co. 14-wasT
disbanded yesterday Jackson will be
transferred to the only remainingI
company, 17.
Requirements Lowered at Iowa State
University of Iowa has decided to
grant to all S. A. T. C. men the de-
gree of bachelor of arts if they com-
plete 110 semester hours' work in the
university independently of the pres- t
ent quarter. The normal requirement l
has been 120 semester hours. b

s Prof. William J. Hale, of the d
a partment of chemistry of the Un
e versity, tendered his resignation
- the board of Regents who were
s session yesterday and his resignatic
- was accepted.
e Professor Hale resigned in order
a be able to devote more of his tin
s to research in pure and industria
- chemical. He has accepted a positic
with the Dow Chemical Co. at Mi
s lands. He is planning to put ant
operation some new processes whic
t will aid greatly in the developmen
1 of organic chemistry.
t By making this change Professo
Hale will be given an opportunity t
study and to carry on research in sev
eral problems which he has bee
% working on for some time. Because o
his work in the University he ha
ben unable to give these subjects th
amount of time which he wished. H
desires to make research work in thi
branch his life work and believe
that he is making a step toward ac
complishing this work by resignin
from the University.
Professor Hale will remain her
during the remainder of this semeste
and will not move to Midland unti
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Dec. 13.- Operation
of the German propaganda system in
the United States, through which val-
uable information for transmission to
Berlin was gathered, and at the same
time German doctrines were spread
over the country, were laid bare today
by Capt. G. Lester, of the army in-
telligence service, in testimony before
the senate committee investigating
German propaganda.
Iluns Send 31 Propagindists
Captain Lester declared that an un-
named informant, now interned, told
him that the Berlin government on
July 10, 1914, nearly a month before
the war started, called into confer-
ence about 131 trained and educated
German propagandists, and sent them
to all parts of the world with instruc-
tions to prepare for the world war,
which they were told was about to be
precipitated. Thirty-one of these land-
ed in the United States two weeks aft-
er hostilities started, and became the
nucleus for an organization of be-
tween 200,000 and 300,000 volunteers,
namely German-Americans, who
gathered information of all kinds and
reported it to German consuls and
agents in hundreds of communities.
Teuton Systeji Far Reaching
William Baird Hale, a writer for
the Hearst newspapers and formally
confidential representative of Presi-
dent Wilson in Mexico, eventually be-
came head of the publicity organiza-
tion thus built up, Captain Lester
said. The officer also said that news-
papers and writers were influenced
by German propaganda, film plays
were produced promoting distrust in
Japan and Washington, and Washing-
ton newspaper man was hired to re-
port government secrets to the Ger-
man headquarters, writers were sent
to Germany to send back dispatches
praising the German causes, and a
"golden book" was circulated through-

out the United States to get signa-
tures of American citizens leaning to-
ward pro-German sympathies.
Communication Heads Named
Washington, Dec. 13.-Postmaster
General Burleson appointed a board
for the operation of the telegraph and
telephone under government control.
Union N. Bethel, vice-president of the
American Telephone and Telegraph
ompany, is chairman, and the other
1%embers are, F. Stevenson, superin-
tendent of the plants of the American
Telephone and Telegraph company;
G. Yorke, vice-president of the West-
ern Union Telegraph company, and
A. Adams, president of the Kansas
City Home Telegraph company.
Harry D. Hause is the alternate on
he J-hop committee instead of Wil-
liam Leitzinger as was stated in yes-
terday's Daily.

Russian Pianist
to Startle Public

d- An entirely Russian program wi
o be given at the pre-festival concer
h tonight in Hill auditorium. The selec
it tions will be almost all of Serge Serg
ievitch Prokofieff's own composition
r His works are a partial answer t
to the query as to what will be the effec
- of four years of war on musical rea
n tion as he has written much durin
f the last four years of the storm an
d stress in Russia, according to Pro
.e Albert A. Stanley, of the School o
e Music.
's Professor Stanley went on to say
s "Prokofieff, the composer pianist, is a
- interesting personality. At an earl
g age he developed great ability asa
pianist and a remarkable gift for coin
e position.
r "At the age of twelve he had thre
i1 great dramatic works to his credit, al
though they were omewhat imma
ture. Neither these nor the 100 piece
he wrote before 1909 are published.
"Since then, however, 19 works
ranging from operas to sonatas, an
concertos have been printed. More
over, a, large number of pieces fo
pianaforte, several of which he wil
include in his programme, have been
put onsale.
"It is not always easy to listen to
an entirely new note without preju-
dice as has been seen in the last gen-
eration when nearly every novel con-
s tribution has been met with either in-
difference or opposition, generally the
- latter.
"In Prokofieff, however, the musical
world has been broght face to face
with a great artist who is bound to
have a decided influence in the future.
- This is indicated that after his recent
debuts in New York and Chicago,
practically all of the great construc-
tive critics discussed his art at length
in the columns of their papers."
thirteen Hoodoo
Followvs Thirteen
Are you superstitious?
If you were a member of Company
13 you'd better start throwing salt
over your shoulder and be sure there
aren't 13 grains in the sodium chloride
Company 13 went into barracks on
Oct. 13. There are 213 men in the
company, with 13 men in the orderly
room. 'The barracks is located just
13 blocks from the Michigan Central
station and 13 blocks from the Univer-
sity hospital. :Wednesday evening 13
military .police from Company 13
rounded up 113 wanderers. The
company was mustered out on Friday,
Dec. 13 and each lieutenant had ijst
$13 in his pocket. It has been report-
ed that the company found 13 worms
in the mess, and some even say that
each worm had 13 legs. Too bad they
weren't gobs so they would each have
13 buttons on their uniforms.
A reception will be given to the
members of the Masques by Prof. J. L.
Raleigh and Mrs. Raleigh assisted
by Dean Myra B. Jordan at Profes-
sor Nelson's home, 927 Forrest ave-
nue, from 3 to 5 o'clock this after-
noon. The masques is the dramatic
organization of the women of the Uni-
versity. On the occasion of this re-
ception, plans for the year's work
will be definitely announced and the
newly elected members will have ar
opportunity to meet the older mem-
To Have Victory Prom at Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin is
planning to have a Victory prom this
year instead of a junior prom. It is

to be an all-university prom in honor
of the victorious solders returnng to
Wisconsin. The mnotto is, "Let's have
a great, democratic Victory prom."
Montreal Strikers Return to Work
Montreal, Dec. 13. - The strike of
policemen, firemen and otht3r city em-
ployes was settled tonight, and the.
men returned to work.

Bluejackets Sing Hymn, After Picture
Show, on Evening Before Vessel
to Puts in French Port
g (By Associated Press)
d Brest, Dec. 13.-The George Wash.
f. ington, with President Wilson and
f Is official party aboard, arrived off
Brest shortly after noon today. At
1:10 o'clock this afternoon the George
Washington entered the harbor and
y steamed slowly toward her anchorage.
- (By the Havas Agency)
Paris, Dec. 13.- By a unnanimous
e vote the Municipal council of Paris
- today decided to confer the title of
- "citizen of Paris" on President Wil-
s son.
(By Associated Press)
d |Berne, Dec. 12.- (Delayed).- .A
- formal invitation to visit Switzerland
r was made by the Swiss parliament
1 this afternoon.
Paris, Dec. 13. - The Municipal
council completed today the last de-
- tails for the reception of the 'resident
and Mrs. Wilson. When President
Wilson is being presented the grand
gold medal of the city of Paris, Mrs.
Wilson will be presented with a gold
broach set in diamonds, with doves,
in back relief, bearing an olive branch.
(By Wireless to Associated Press)
On board the U. S. S. George Wash-
t ington, Dec. 12.-(Delayed).- Presi-
dent Wilson's last night aboard the
ship was a memorable one. It was
marked by a demonstration on the
part of the personnel of the ship
which greatly touched him.
Bluejackets Sing for Wilson
President Wilson and Mrs. Wilson
had attended a moving picture show
aboard the George Washington, and
when the show had ended and they
were ready to depart, a great chorus
of bluejackets, unannounced, entered
the room and sang two verses of "God
Be With You, Till We Meet Again."
After the singing the President ex-
pressed his 1ppreciation of the words
of the old hymn, especially as coming
from men of all walks of life, many
of them former prosperous business
men, who had sacrificed their interests
in serving their country in time of
Orchestra Plays Old Song
At the conclusion the orchestra
broke forth with "Auld Lang Syne,"
and the voices of the whole sixth com-
pany rose to the pitch of the tune,
which must have been heard on the
decks of the torpedo destroyer a quart-
er of a mile off. He bowed his ac-
knowledgement to the singers, but did
not address them.
President Wilson wil remain in Eu-
rope, probably two months, returning
to Washington just before the close of
the present congress. If he is required
later at the peace table, it is said he
will not hesitate to return to France.
it is known, however, that he hoped
to avoid this later contingency and
(Continued on Page Six)
Riding high and dry on the camels'
backs, but touching the burning sands
occasionally only to find the heat un-
bearable, seven juniors were initiat-
ed into the Egypt known to none but
the tribe of Sphinx, junior lit. hon-
orary society, yesterday afternoon.
The wearisome journeyywassurviv-
ed by the following neophytes: John

Perrin, Harry Heffner, Vincent Rior-
den, Harry Hause, Jean Freeman,
Lawrence VanNess, and Kendrick
At the mummification banquet Dav-
id B. Landis, '20, acted as toastmas-
ter and called for a bit of ancient wis-
dom from Prof. J. A. C. Hildner, Fran-
cis Bacon, Carl Johnson, '20, Clar-
ence Roeser, '19, and Lawrence Van-
Ness, '20, of the neophytes.




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