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The Gargoyle, in conformity to the
University of Michigan being chang-
ed into a military camp, will be de-
voted throughout the year largely to
the S. A. T. C. and S. N. T. C. The
humor and drawings will pertain to
the life of the student soldier and willl
be of special interest to him. A page'
will be devoted to a short biography
of Captain Durkee, commanding offi-
cer of the S. A. T. C. A half tone
portrait of him will also be printed.
Two pages are devoted to a dispatch,
sent from Ann Arbor by a German spy
and an article by von Hindenburg on
the military situation in Germany. The
German view of peace is explained in
an article by the Crown Prince, and
one of the professors of a German uni-
versity, a gastronomic expert, says they
Germans eat too much. The pages
are supposed to represent a facsimile
of "Der Kaiser's Lying Zeitung." The
articles are composed in English but
'they are printed in German type.

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(By the Associated Press),
Washington, Oct. 18.-Independence
of the Czech-Slovak nation was de-
clared formerly today, by the Central
Slovak council, and was recognized
by the United States and the Entente
Allies as a belligerent defacto govern-
ment. The declaration, renouncing al-
legiance to the Hapsburg dynasty and
announcing principles for the founda-
tion of the republic, was issued in Par-
is and a copy was mailed to President

Lille-Cambrai Salient Co
Between Oise-Serre
Draws Tight

t ake It
i It A lon e

She had always considered him a
good sane boy with whom to play
around, but now-she dunno. Yester-
day he "put in for shore leave" and
succeeded in absconding with 30 min-
utes in spite of the mean C. P. O., so
he tore around, called for the de-ah
one and dragged her to one of our
'popular State street ice cream goo
~emporiums. They ate; especially did
She eat; they get that way in the navy.
He devoured with an absent light in
his eye and' when it was all over, he
rose solemnly, constructed a tower,
like unto that leaning wonder of
Pisa, of their spoons, glasses and
stemware and started toward the rear
of the establishment.
He handled the dishes with an eclat
which would have drawn praise from
any mess sergeant, but only ice-house
glances were directed toward him by
his erstwhile friend. With a never
again expression, she gained the street.
K. P. is all right except when it be-
comes a reflex muscular action.
In spite of the fact that all public]
places of amusement and practically1
all places of public gathering are
closed, the Hostess house is carry-
ing on its work as usual. There has
been an unusual amount of work for
them on account of the large num-
ber of new men who have recently
entered section B of the S. A. T. C.
The new men often fail to realize just
how useful the Hostess house may
be to them. It has been the business
of the Hostess house -to recommend
rooms to the wives of the new men,
to see that their family anid friends
get in touch with them, and to de-
liver special delivery letters and tel-
When a group of men are preparing
to leave, the Hostess house sees an-
other rush season. The men send
word to their' friends to come to Ann
Arbor and the Hostess house is al-
ways designated as the meeting place.
At first the S. A. T. C. men did not
avail themselves of the opportunities
which the Hostess house afforded, but
now the rooms are used very largely
by them for reading and writing pur-
poses. The daily newspapers from
most of the large cities of the United
States are found on the racks and
the men can easily gqt the news from'
home through this eth94.
The women in charge of the Hst--
ess house wore their masks yeym -
day, in order to set a good example.


ras the fnrst to
said. "It cured
whom it was
ave not heard
lished with it
epidemic bet-
scher has been
firmary to ar-
on of men af-
e and to make
S. N. T. C.

Less than $25,000 has been subscrib-
ed to the Fourth Liberty Loan by stu-
dents outside of the S. A. T. C. Mem-
bers of this organization have bought'
bonds through the first sergeants of
their respective companies but head-
quarters has had no report as to the
The men have not been asked indi-
vidually to buy bonds as this is not
the policy of the war department, but
Secretary McAdoo's appeal to all army
men to buy has been read to them and
the manner of buying explained.
The students subscribed $57,000 to
the Third Liberty Loan last spring, so
unless the S. A. T. C. men subscribe
much more than is expected, the cam-
pus is falling far short of the last
Loan. Approximately $22,500 was-
subscribed by the students during the
first week of this loan and less than
$2,000 has been subscribed at the cam-
pus booth and in the campaign among
the women this week. The booth will
be open from 2 to 5 o'clock this after-
noon and Marguerite Chapin, '20,
who has charge of the booth, looks for
subscriptions from all who have not
yet bought bonds..
The city's deficiency was reduced to
$215,000 by subscriptions yesterday at
Loan headquarters on South Main
street. All towns of the county with
the exception of Chelsea have raised
their quotas. Some have oversub-
scribed enough so that if Ann Arbor
fills its quota the county will not b
behind in its allotment.
The committee is expecting a large
subscription today from persons who
put it off to the last miniute and from
those who the first part of the week
promised to buy. To give everyone
plenty of opportunity, the headquart-
er% will be open all day to take sub-
scriptions. It will close at 8 o'clock
this evening, The names of all per-
sons in the county who have the
means and have not subscribed by
that time will be published in the
county papers next week.
Last S. A. T. C. Enlistments Today
Anyone possessing the requisite edu-
cational qualifications and not 1be-
longing to any reserve, who failed to
report yesterday, may appear for ex-
amination- this morning on the fourth
floor of the Natural Science building
with the others. This will be the last
chance to enlist in the S. A. T. C. this

That the adoption of gauze masks
on the campus to curtail the influenza
epidemic is defeating rather than aid-
ing its purpose, is the opinon express-
ed yesterday by Capt. B. C. Vaughan,
commanding physician in charge of
the training detachments in the Uni-
versity. In his estimation they axe
Justified only in the case of doctors,
nurses, or other immediate attend-
ants of patients ill with the malady.
"I have very little confidence in the
masks," Captain Vaughan said in
part. "The value in wearing them is
at best very uncertain. In fact, their
unsanitary nature and the poor fa-
cilities among students for sterilizing
them makes them distinct harborers
of the very bacteria which they are
intended to combat.
"To make them at all efficient,
masks of such material should be at
least five thicknesses, should be worn
not longer than one hour, and should
by all means be either discarded or
most thoroughly sterilized before they
are worn again.
Renew Masks Often
"In the next -place, they should be
moist before they are ever applied. As
the masks are now worn, they permit
the person to breathe as usual the
warm, dry air, with slight capacity for
separating the germs from it. Any-
one acquainted with the size of the
influenza bacterium may know that
the texture of one or two thicknesses
of gauze cloth will afford little more
than a sieve for their transmission.
On the other hand, after the masks
are worn for a while, the moisture
exhaled from the mouth, admittedly
unsanitary, produces a spot which
serves to attract every kind of bac-
teria in the vicinity.".
The difficulties of keeping the masks
clean was also emphasized by Cap-
tain Vaughan. "Very few students
(Continued on Page Six)
The medical . college is awaiting a
call very soon from Washington .as-
signing senior medics to active duty
about the state in the battle against
the influenza epidemic. Communities
where the physicians are overworked
-with the rush of patients are com-
mon, and the aid of U. of M. seniors
will go a long way toward relieving'
the situation. Until definite word is
received no selection from the class
for this emergency will be made.

- (By the Associated Press) -
British Army Headquarters in
France, Oct. 18 (4 P. M.).-One-fourth
of the Germans have been forced out
of the wide 'strip of land from the
northeast to the region east of St.
Quentin in France.,
The great Allied gains of today seem
to have been made east of Douai,
where the British have sliced off a
substantial corner of the fast disap-
pearing Lille salient.
The last reports received from here
indicated that the British, in their for-
ward rush, have reached positions
close to Bouchain and Mastaing, north
of Cambral, and gained ground about
five miles east of Douai.;
Steadily, and not without some ra-
pidity, the battle line is being straight-
ened and the Lille salient shortly will
be obliterated.
East of Le Cateau and the Sensee
river, the British and Americans con-
tinue attacking., They fought all day
today against stubborn resistance
which was overcome in all places,
The Germans are fighting with the
greatest resistance here and along
the battle front southward to protect
a retreat that is going on northward.
New Annual To Be
War- Time Edition
The Michiganensian war annual for
1919 is to be edited in three sections.
The first section will be out by De-
cember. In comparison with former
anuals it is about the same size and
shape. It is to contain 500 pages,
which is only 150 less than the en-
tire book of last year.
Due to the new plans and an in-
creased war spirit a much larger cir-
culation and better production is ex-
pected. As the name indicates the
entire edition will be given over to
military incidents. The book is to be
bound in khaki and blue signifying
Michigan's colors and also those of
the army and navy. All through this
section will be snapshots of Michigan
men and women in service, individual
pictures of every man in the S. A. T.
C. and S. N. T. C., and of the com-
manding officers. Views of the bar-
racks and interiors of the different
buildings on the campus will help
complete the volume.'
The paramount story is to be a his-
tory of what Michigan has done for
the war both here and in the firing-
line in France. The edition is a credit
to the University, not only from a
literary but an artistic standpoint.
The art staff, composed of seven
members, is an entirely new staff and
new ideas along that line will be car-
ried out.
The annual for 1919 will manifest
the dignified and business-like spirit
ing pictures of Michigan men in serv-
ice or letters from men in France or
army camps please send them into
the Michiganensian office or notify
some member of the staff.

(By the Associated Press
London, Oct. 18.-The Frenc
captured the town of Thielt, B
Flanders, and have passed on
yards east of the town. The en
atill resisting strongly between)]
and Cambrai, but is retiring
northwest of La Fere.
With the American army nor
of Verdun, Oct. 18.-(8 P. M.)-
than 60 American day bombing
tors today attacked Bayonille
ancy, and other towns north
American line at Grandpre. E
ing planes downed 10 Germa
chines. This is said to have be
largest enterprise yet carried
an All-American flying force.
With the American army nor
of Verdun, Oct. 18.-(11 P. M.
Americans sprang"another si
on the Germans today, having
ground north of Romange, and0
ing Bantheville without artillei
Northwest of Grandpre the -
cans captured Talma farm in ti
of stiff machine gun resistance.
was much fighting at close qa
throughout the day.
(By the Associated Press
In Belgium the enemy is
ground hastily to bring his
safely out of the trap which m
them, but from the French fror
the Meuse river he still is f
desperately to hold. back the
jaw of the great pincer move
Zeebrugge Falls to Mlie
Zeebrugge, Germany's second
submarine base on the North s
gone the way of Ostend. To the
Bruges has been evacuated and
coing, Roubaix, and other town
been delivered.
In France, east of Lille to C
the British slowly, but surel
pressing forward, despite supr
forts of the enemy to hold the
ting out the base salient. To
the collapse of this salient ar
aded men of the United State
the fdrces of Haig, and are
hard along the Bohain-Le
front in a maneuver with gre
cess and throwing Valencenn
a dangerous pocket.r
Han Retires Toward Hir
To the south, in the sack
the Oise and the Serre rive
Germans slowly are withdraw
ward Hirson (20 miles east of
swith the enemy covering his
with strong rear guards. Like
Champagne the Germans are a
strong resistance against the
and Americans in their atten
drive northward toward Mezie
Sedan. The French, never
have been able to cross the
river near Vouziers, and thus
made more secure the positioni
Franco-American forces in the
of the Aire at Graudpre.
To the east the Americans c
sides of the Meuse river are
going forward. Between the
wooded bastion and the Meus
picked troops have been chc
send the blow northward tow
(Continued on Page Six
All students and member
the S. A. T. C. are requeste
the, Red Cross society to i
their influenza masks d
When the epidemic is over,
the ban lifted, the masks ai
be handed in. The Red C
can re-use the gauze in
masks after sterilization. I
dreds of dollars and thoua

of labor have been spent in
structing the influenza mas

one death
of one per


that a
list of

Fire Burns Hof of Craig Home
A small fire occurred at the home
of Mr. George C. Craig at 8:30 Wed-
nesday morning, The fire started in
the chimney and spread to the roof,
where it threatened to become serious.
The fire department was called out,
however, and soon had the blaze un-
der control. About half of the roof
was destroyed.
Everyone who was here last year
will remember Mr. Craig as the chauf-
feur of the Packard taxi which threat-
ened to fall to pieces at any time. He
is not driving the car this year. Nuff


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