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luring the university year by the Board in
Pontrol of Student Publications.
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled
o the use for republication of all news dis-
atches credited to it or not otherwise credited
xi this paer and also the local news pub-
ished herein.
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ichigan, as second class matter.
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xatices of, events will be published in The
aily at thediscretion of the bditor, if left
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:nsideration. No manuscript will be re-
urned unless the writer incloses postage.
The Daily does not necessarily endorse the
entiments expressed in the communications.
ildred C. Mighell.......Managing ditor
"arold Makinson.........usiness Manager
LeGrand A. Gaines.Advertising Manager
anes I. Abele.......Publication Manager
Donald M. Major Howard S. Velleman
Night Editor-Vincent H. Riorden
Prof. William Herbert Hobbs, in a
tatement on another page of this is-
ue, criticises President lson's 14
peace terms and goes so far as to call
ane of them a "German" peace term.
Well, let us consider the matter.
Get us remember that when Germany
vas winning victories her terms of
eace became arrogant; when she is'
osing, her terms have always been
nodified. In other words, she has
ounselled with herself in terms of
night alone. Therefore we distrust
xermany; we cannot deal with her as
X. member of the family of nations;
he curse of distrust, which no peace
reaty can wipe out, is visited upon
ter because she has shown in that
nanier as in others that might and
4ot right is her ideal.
President Wilson's 14 peace terms
vere stated during the dead of winter
when both sides were resting on their
.rms; there was neither victory nor
lefeat in immediate issue; they were
ormulated, therefore, under condi-
ions conducive to calmly reasoned
ustice. They were hailed by the peo-
>le of the United States and by our
klles as embodying the practical
vorking out of the Allied ideal; the
deal of right, for the weak nation as
well as the strong. None contended
hat there was more or less than that
tumanity in the terms that would
nake for enduring peace.
Now that we are winning, shall we
flay the Prussian, as Professor Hobbs
vould have us do, and jack up our
>eace terms?
Much water has passed through the
aill since those terms were stated;
he Hun 'has plunged through orgies
f.wanton destruction; has found new
arbarities to perpetrate; has caused
ndless suffering and dest'uction, in
efiance of all laws natural as well
s of the books. The load of guilt on
[un shoulders has grown so great
hat people of .our kind, of the faith-
eeping brotherhood of all the civil-
ied world outside of German-control-
d Mitteleuropa, stand aghast. Shall
Me call Wilson's peace terms "Ger-
tan" terms because of that? The Ger-
tans were guilty of equal atrocity
i kind if not in bulk before the terms
ere stated. President Wilson has
id that he would not conclude peace
ith the government responsible for
te atrocities and while Professor

obbs was calling his peace terms
German" President Wilson was reit-
rating, when each word he wrote
;elled death, possibly for thousands,
hat he would not talk peace with the
ilitary autocracy of Germany, with
,e power responsible for these crimes
gainst mankind.
"Freedom of the seas" is a "Ger-
tan" condition of peace, says Pro-;
ssor Hobbs. What does he mean
y that? He says the United States
ad England are opposed to freedom
the seas. In the name of common
nse, why? Freedom of the seas
es not mean the right to license on
te seas, to anarchy, to disregard of
ternational law on the seas. We
ent to war to demonstrate that. Are
e fighting to keep all fleets, merch-
nt or warlike from the seas, but
lose of the United States and Eng-
.nd? To ask the question is to dem-
nstrate its foolishness. Why is free-
>m of the seas a "German" condi-
on of peace?
Professor Hobbs also criticises the
tird article, which declares against
onomic leagues. His colleagues of
te economics department will tell
rofessor Hobbs that they agree with
resident Wilson, and the economics
apartment has a national reputa-

as far as it is humanly possible for
Germany to restore, the lands she has
laid waste and the loss she has
wrought on the high seas, but, above
all, a peace that will remove causes
of future wars. It is every man's priv-
ilege to criticise the acts of the Presi-
dent of the United States, but men of
discretion wait until acts have been
accomplished before criticising them.
President Wilson has not granted
Germany an armistice, nor has Presi-
dent Wilson compromised any just
claims of ourselves or our Allies, and,
if we may judge from the past, he
will not.
In a communication appearing in the
Detroit Free Press of Sunday, October
13, a person signing himself S. H1.
Knight criticises certain features of
the S. A. T. C. in a manner which
makes obvious his misinformation and
hasty judgment.
In the first place, Mr. Knight makes
this erroneous statement: "They (the
S. A. T. C. men) are gathered in bar-
racks and fraternity . houses, where
they have no bed or bedding except
the floor and a single blanket." To
controvert this, let us cite the true
state of affairs.
During the first few days following
the assignment of the S. A. T. C.
men to barracks, there did exist a
shortage of cots and bedding. Those
men who lacked the necessary sleep-
ing equipment werei not, however,
compelled to remain in barracks over-
night; but were dismissed so that they
might find comfortable sleeping quart-
This state of affairs is not ideal, to
be sure; but war itself is not Utopian.
The organiaztion of the S. A. T. C.
at Ann Arbor may be deficient in some
minor details, but these shortcomings
are traceable to higher sources. It is
certainly not the fault of Captain Dur-
kee and his staff that sundry items
of equipment were delayed in trans-
As a whole, the members of the S.
A. T. C are satisfied with their army
life and surroundings. Their food, if
not as varied and tempting as that to
be found on the 'home table, surely is
not lacking in quantity and whole-
someness. And the absence of feather
mattresses and linen sheets causes
very few to suffer from continual loss
of sleep. Indeed, the best evidence
of the advantages of army life is the
fact that the average man on leav-
ing the service is much healthier than
he was at the time of enlistment.
Furthermore, Mr. Knight makes an-
other 'assertion which is' equally fal-
lacious: "Note the inevitable result
of colds, sickness, influenza, pneumon-
ia, and unnecessary deaths." Propor-
tionately speaking, the health condi-
tions of Ann Arbor are very good, and
there is no basis for the claim that
governmental neglect is responsible
for whatever sickness now existing
here. '
In the future, ambitious persons as-
piring to have articles of their author-
ship printed on the pages of metropol-
itan newspapers should investigate
and ascertain the true condition of
things. For the benefit of such would-
be critics, let it be said that the S.
A. T. C. men are willing to undergo
some privations and hardships if by
so doing they can aid those who are
striving for victory beyond the ocean.
The student soldiers of Ann Arbor
are learning- to accept things as they
come and to say with the French
"C'est la guerre."
After a K. P. has his table aisles
all nicely mopped up and some
thoughtless idiot comes tramping

down through ,hem he gets sympa-
thetic with mother' well known at-
titude in days gone by, when she used
to say, "Get off that floor until it's
dry! Do you think I do that just
to have you track it up again ?"
A course in how to run a furnace,
often suggested as necessary to the
education of the future householder,
has been added to the S. A. T. C.
schedule. Along with kitchen poilce,
the-training of the student soldier as
a model husband is almost complete.
In Berlin, they say, men stand in
line all day to get a cigar. The nico-
tine-fiend observes that it is no won-
der that they want peace.
Don't make a dishonorable peace
with the enemy by failing to buy a
Uoo1d Wages Digging Coal These Days
Moundsville, W. Va., Oct. 14. Dig-
ging coal is profitable work in these
war day. The last pay check handed
Charles Fogle was for 11 days work
and amounted to $169.89.' On one of
these days he loaded 30 tons and 1,700
pounds of coal, thereby earning $18.20
for eight hours labor.
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Daily now, $3.50.-Adv.

An outline of the vacancies exist-
ing in government work for women,
and the specifications required to
meet them, has been received by Dean
Myra B. Jordan. The communication
states that serious shortages both
quantitative and qualitative exist, at
present, in the government clerical
force, and that educated women with
training in office management and
with ability to handle groups of sub-
ordinates are especially desired to
lessen the departmental pressure pro-
duced by war-time conditions.
Such women secure positions much
more easily if they have a knowledge
of stenography, but still more essen-
tial is an ability to grasp quickly the
meaning and practice of departmental
organization and "paper work." Col-
lege women who have this executive
ability are in urgent demand, as of-
ficers for the regular clerical force.
In regard to statistical positions,
the letter states that only simple sta-
tistical technique is required, but
that there are openings for a consid-
erable number of women with expert
knowledge of business, chemistry,
eiployment, health, psychology, and
similar fields.
Bacteriologists are needed by the
Surgeon General's office, and to some
extent by the Red Cross Government
bulletins report an increasing num-
ber of openings in civilian hospitals,
statand municipal boards of health,
aitd other public health organiza-
tions. In addition a considerable
number of laboratory assistants for
routine bacteriological work and a
smaller number of trained bacteriolog-
ical experts are being recruited. In
view of this need, Johns Hopkins
University is offering this fall a spe-
cial two years' course for men and
The chemical warfare service of the
war department, as well as indus-
trial firms throughout the country,
are enlisting chemists and all avail-
able funds in college and universi-
ties, for advanced work on war.
chemical problems. A large series of
openings exist in rou'tine chemical
testing, for which only an elementary
college course in chemistry or even
a good high school course are suffi-
cient qualifications., From this de-
partment a call is also being issued
for dietitians, who are urgently need-
ed in the Red Cross, the food admin-
istration, and by numerous other ci-
vilian hospitals, and similar institu-
tions. Especially necessary are wom-
en with modern training and practi-
cal experience in quantity urchas -
ing, cooking, and food value . A large
number of younger women with Jes
experience will be accepted as assist-
University of Illinois recorded its
first fatality from Spanish influenza
last Saturday. At that time the epid-
emic there included about 30 cases.


Wahr's University Bookstor

All University girls are
make use of the tennis
Palmer field and Newberry
Miss Marian Wood reports
are in fine condition.

urged to
courts at
that they


Upperclass girls who have not made
arrangements as yet concerning hock-
ey, are requested to study the sched-'
ule in Barbour gymnasium.
The Y. W. C. A. vesper' services that
were to be held tomorrow have been
postponed indefinitely.
Dean Myra B. Jordan is representa-
tive of the University for the intercol-
legiate committee on womans' war
work abroad. Information may be se-
cured from her.
Girls who are working on the Y. W.
C. A. membership campaign should
report daily at headquarters in Bar-
bour gymnasium.
Forobvious reasons, and for the
first time in its history, the Choral
union is confronted with a serious
problem that of securing tenors and
basses. Last 'year 52 men left the
organization to enter the a'rmy.
"It has occurred to me" said Prof.
A. A. Stanley, "that there are many
men, who, for various reasons, are
doing their bit at home, and I sin-
cerely hope that those who can sing
will feel like lending their assist-
at ce this year. This applies to those
who, after singing several years, have
felt obliged to retire.
"I shall be at the School of Music
from 9:30 to 11:30 o'clock every
morning, from 3:30 to 5:30 o'clock
every afternoon, and at 6:30 o'clock
on Tuesdays."
San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 14. Eleven
million acres of "logged-off" timber
land on the Pacific coast might be re-
claimed and used for agricultural pur-
poses, according to the statement of
Walter H. Graves, whose appointment
by Secretary Lane as an engineer of
the Reclamation Service was r9cently
announced. Mr. Graves has been in-
structed to make a study of the large
districts of cut-over timber land in the
west for the purpose of determining its
availability, when cleared, for farms
for soldiers after the war. The land
denuded of timber would have to be
.cleared of the encumbering logs,
stumps and brush.
The redemption of this vast wilder-
ness, it is estimated, would add $2,000,-
000,000 to the farm wealth of the Pa-
cific states. The cost of clearing the
land would be less than the value of
the land if improved mechanical de-
vices were used, Mr. Graves said.
Always-Daily service-Always.

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Music Notes


The New Arcadia auditorium in De-
troit which seats 5,000 people will be
opened this evening with the produc-
tion of Leoncavallo's "Il Pagliacci,"
the cast to consist of Caruso, Amato,
Muzio, Daddi, and Picco.
Henri Ribaud, Parisian composer
and conductor of the Boston Sym-
phony orchestra, has been chosen to
take Dr. Muck's place.
More members are still needed in
the Choral union. Professor Stanley
will meet new candidates from 9 to
11 o'clock and from 3 to 5 o'clock
for the next few days in his office at
the University School of Music.
At a Liberty Loan meeting held in
Buffalo last week Caruso sang at the
special request of President Wilson.
Bonds worth $600,000-were sold.
Two vanguards of Caruso's troupe
have arrived in the way of two concert
grand pianos. "
Mr. Harrison Albert Stevens has re-
signed from the faculty of the Uni-
versity School of Music to accept a
position as first assistant in the piano
department of the North Texas Female
College in Sherman, Texas.
The Women's league-at Iowa univer-
sity has instituted the honor system
with regard to house and study rules.
Each girl is to keep a record of her
own demerits.


They are both delicious and

The eligibility committee of
the University announces for
the present year a modification
of its rule prohibiting freshmen
from taking part in public activ-
ities. The term "freshmen" as
used here includes first year
students in higher classes.
Freshmen may now partici-
pate under the following condi-
tions: (a) It must be made clear
that the activity concerned
could not be carried on success-
fully without freshman help;
(b) Only such freshmen as have
entered the University with
strong records and, recommen-
dations from W their former
schools will be given permission
to participate; (c) Freshmen
who are given permission must,
in order to' continue their par-
ticipation, maintain distinctly
good records in their University
Eligibility rules for all other
students remain unchanged.
It is understood that partici-
pation in public activities, by
members of the S. A. T. C. and
S. N. T. C. is subject also to the
approval of their military su-
Managers and chairmen of
student activities are requested
to submit eligibility lists as'soon
as possible. Blank lists contain-
ing necessary instructions may
be had from the chairman-of the
eligibility committee- or from
the Registrar of the University.
The office of the committee is
in Room 8, University hall. Of-
fice hours are from 10:45 to
11:30 o'clock Tuesdays and from
3 to 4 o'clock Thursdays.
W. R. Humphreys, Chairman.

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They make a specialty of PRESCRIPTIONS, and all the things
needed in the SICK ROOM-as well as MICROSCOPICAL SUP-
They also remember many other needs. See Parkeir and Conk-
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Phone 967 109 S. Main St.
OWN A "x
The light
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use. Indorsed by the U. S. Gov-
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case, $50.00.
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(Over Baltimore Lunch)
Typewriters bought and sold
Between Detroit, Ann Arbor and Jackson
Detroit Limited and Express Cars-7:
a. m., 8:xo a. in. and hourly to 8:io p. m.
Jackson Limited and Express Cars-8:
a. m. and every hour to 8:48.p. in.
Local Cars East Bdund-S:s35 a. m., 6:
a. m., 7:o5 a. m. and every two hours
7:05 p. m., 8:os p. M., 9:os pM., 1o:so
m. To Ypsilanti only: 8:o5 p. ,m., 9:5o
m. 11:45m p. m., :oa. m., zx:2o a. m.
To Saline change at Ypsilanti.
Local Cars West Bound-6:o a. im., 7:
a. m.,,o:2o p. m., 12:20 midnight.
To Jackson and Kalamazoo-Limited ca
8:48, 19:48 a. im., 12:48, 2:48, 4:48, 6:
p. M.
To Jackson and Lansing, Limited car, 8:
p. In.
Additional Cars to Ypsilant-9:5o a. n
2:o5, 6:o5. 9:45 p. m., 12:20 midnight.
University Students
The Army and Navy headquarters
for cleaning and altering uniforms is
situated at the corner of N. University
and Ingalls, 'where your khaki garments
will receive special attention by expert
We call for and deliver with
1 Day Servlce
W. L. SLEDO>, 'Prop.
Open from 7:oo a. m. to 9:3o p. n.
Phone 2734-W; 2264-J
Open from 11:30 a. m. to 12:00 p. mE
Phone 1620-R
314 S. State St. Ann Arbor
Courteous and satisfactory
TREATMENT to every custom-
er, whether the account be large
or small.
The Ann Arbor Savings Bank
Incorporated 1869
Capital and Surplus, $550,000.00
Northwest Cor. Main & Huron.
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