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Unconfirmed Report That Government
Intends to Offer Miners
(By Associated Press)
London, Oct. 18.-The cessation of
coal mining throughout the country
seems to be complete for although the
miners in some districts appear to
have entered the strike in a half
hearted manner there is no sign yet
of any break in the ranks of the men,
* and consequently the dislocation of the
country's industries is becoming wide-
No Indication of Agreement
Nor is there indication of any me-
diation growing out of today's con-
ferences, all parties apparently await-
ing the reassembling of Parliament
tomorrow, when it is expected the dis-
cussion of the strike will displace the
Irish home rule bill which was the
first scheduled business for the House
of Commons.
Government May Offer Advance
There is an unconfirmed report to-
night that the government intends to
offer the miners a compromise of one
shilling per shift advance, provided
they accept submission of the whole
dispute to an independent tribunal.
Names of Freshmen to Be Distributed
Among 425 Mentors
Upperclass advisors will receive the
lists of the freshmen they are to "big
brother" either today or tomorrow, ac-
cording to Albert C. Jacobs, '21,
chairman of the mentor committee.
The names of more than 1,700 first
year men are included in the lists, and
these are to be divided among 425
Juniors and seniors.
Officials in charge of the movement
are anxious to have the co-operation
of all the upperclassmen who have
been selected to carry on the work of
setting the freshmen right. They ex-
pect the mentors to get in touch with
their respective charges by Nov. 1 at
the latest.
Concerning the duty of the advis-
ors, Jacobs said yesterday: "The mat-
ter rests with the mentors no. We
have planned the movement and set it
going; they must make it successful.
We do not expect too much; but no
one is too bsy to spend an hour now
and then to make the new men ac-
quainted with the University. A short
talk or a trip to the movies every two
weeks or so will do the work."
Some member of the committee will
be on duty every day from 3 to 4
o'clock in the student activities room
of the Union to answer any Wjestions
that may arise.

October 24 is to be observed
throughout the United States as
League of Nations day under the au-
spices of the national Democratic par-
tv. A special committee has been
A ,nted to arrange for the observ-
of the day, with headquarters at
the Hotel Murral Hill in New York
Senior lits will meet at 3
o'clock this afternoon in Mason
hall to nominate class officers.
Junior lits will meet for same
purpose at 4 o'clock in Mason
Junior engineers will meet at
5 o'clock in room 348, Engin-
eering building.
The Student council requests
a full attendance.

Shuter Plans To Give Stagecraft
SCourse To Aid Student Shakspeares


Any membe'r of the faculty
who is not receiving his Mich-
igan Daily in accordance with
Mr. O. L. Buhr's notice appear-
ing today's Daily Official Bul-
letin should communicate with
the Daily office, either in preson,
in writing, or by phoning 960.
Those who have not filled out
the blank form should do so im-
Women's League Will Hold Reception
in Barbour Gym After
President Marion L. Burton will ad-
dress the women of all schools and
colleges of the University, faculty
wives, town women, and nurses at
3:45 o'clock this afternoo in Hill
auditorium. Marguerite Clark, '21,
president of the Women's league, will
conduct the meeting, and the singing
wil be led by the Girls' Glee club.
Following the meeting the Wom-
en's league will give a reception for
members of the league, both student
and alumnae, to meet President Bur-
ton and Mrs. Burton, Dean Myra B.
Jordan, Marguerite Chapin, '20, as-
sistant to the Dean, and the advisory
committee. The reception will be
held in Barbour gymnasium, and will
mark the formal opening of the Wom-
en's league for the year.
The committees arranging for the
meeting and reception are in charge
of Theodosia Burton, '21, Olga John-
son, '21, Gretchen Waltzer, '23, Char-
lotte Shurz, '23, and Martha See-
ley, '21.
Glee Club lien
Mleet Tomorrow
In an effort to clear up some of the
difficulties that have appeared inciden-
tal to the action of the Glee and Man-
dolin club in placing itself under
Unon auspices, members of the or-
ganization will meet at 7:15 o'clock
Wednesday evening in the musical ac-
tivities room of the Union.
R. A. Campbell, treasurer of the
University, who acted as faculty rep-
resentative for the club last year, has
called the meeting. All men who
went on the coast trip last year are
expected to attend.
The Glee and Mandolin club, in
conjunction with the Union, is plan-
ning some innovations for this year's
program. Announcement of details
has been withheld pending the ap-
proval of the Board in Control of Stu-
dent Affairs.
The feature of the club's program
of 1919-1920 was the 17 day trip to
the Pacific coast and the southwest.
Arrangements for holding try-outs
will be completed soon, it is expect-
ed, and efforts are being made to
start these trials this week.
To Reduce Geological Timfe to Years
Is Mission of Baron De Geer
Baron De Geer, the famous Swed-

ish geologist, is visiting in Ann Ar-
bor, in connection with his work as
head of the geological expedition to
America. The baron is the most dis-
tinguished geologist in Sweden, and
one of the- foremost in the world.
His task with the Scandinavian-
American foundation is the reduction
of geological time to years, a task
which previous to this time has never
been accomplished.
He started work in this field in
1878, and has evolved a very techni-
cal method, so that at the present
there is no geologist in America com-
petent to take up this work.
Today the baron is in Toledo look-
(Continued on page Eight)

Play Writing, Acting, Stage Dancing
and Scenery Construction
Will be Taken up
To encourage the writing of plays
and especially to aid students in writ-
ing Michigan opera books, a course in
stagecraft will be given under the au-
spices of the Union by E. Mortimer
Shuter, director of the Union opera.
Play writing, acting, the fundamentals
of stage dancing, and segnery con-
struction will be included in the
course which will be open to all stu-
dents of the University. There will be
separate classes for men and women.
Opens Next Week
The opening of the course has been
set for next week, to continue until
May. There will be one hour lecture
each week by Mr. Shuter at the Un-
ion. Outside reading to supplement
the lectures will be assigned by the
director, and will not require more
than two or three hours a week.
Criticism by Mr. Shuter of the stu-
dents' work will be one of the features
of the course. Those who enroll will
be given practical experience in all
departments of stage craft. A series
of one-act plays, and possibly a three-
act play, written by students, will be
given at the Whitney theater next May
by members of the class.
"It is the aim of this cpurse to
teach the student what acting drama
really is, the difference between writ-
ing a story and making a play, the
scenario, types of character, customs,
terms and conditions in a theater,
stage dancing, general scene construc-
tion, and in short to give a practical
and general idea of stagecraft," said
Mr. Shuter yesterday.
Planned Last Year
The course was to have been start-
ed last year but circumstances would
not permit Mr. Shuter to be here. This
year he has given up outside work
in New York and other cities, and re-
fused an offer at the University of
Chicago, in order to be here. Tui-
tion will be a nominal sum. Mr. Shut-
er will be in his office, room 308 in
the Union, daily from 10:30 to 12:30
o'clock in the forenoon and from 2:30
to 5:30 o'clock in the afternoon, to
talk with those who wish to enroll.
He urges students to see him at once
because work will commence next
Ossip Gabrilowitsch of Detroit Sym-
phony orchestra fame will open the
second series of the Matinee Musical
concert course with an all Chopin
piano concert at 8 o'clock tonight in
Pattengill auditorium. Mr. Gabrilo-
witsch's fame is not confined entirely
to conducting the Detroit Symphony.
He is renowned the world over as
the greatest pianist of- the Russian
school. His magnetic personality
coupled with his artistic Interpreta-
tions and technique have served him
well in earning these laurels. As an
interpreter of Chopin Gabrilowitsch
is unsurpassed.
The program follows:
Ballade, A flat major Op. 48.
Etude, E major, Op. 10, No. 3.
Sonata, B flat minor, Op. 35.
Grave-Doppio movemento.
Scherzo, Marcia Funebre, Presto.
Twelve preludes, Op. 28.
Nocturne, G -major, Op. 37.
Tartanelle, A flat major.

"It is not Christianity that has fail-
ed; it is that civilization has rejected
Christianity and its teachings," said
Rev. James W. Donahue, of the Uni-
versity of Notre Dame in his lecture,
"Is Christianity a Failure?" given
last night at the St. Thomas Catholic
church. The lecture is the first of a
series to be given this week.
Reverend Donahue continued to say
that the two main doctrines of Chris-
tianity, the fatherhood of God and the
divinity of Christ, have been rejected
both in theory and in practice by mod-
ern civilization. He stated further
that universities in some European
countries rejected absolutely the the-
ories of the faith and that American
universities, while upholding the the-
ories to some degree, nearly all re-
jecteJ the practice.

Case of Michigan Man Not Similar to
That of Elton and Reber,
Chicago Players
No question is being raised as to
the eligibility of Capt. Angus Goetz,
star tackle of the Michigan eleven, for
there is no similarity between the cas-
es of the Wolverine leader and the
two Chicago players, Elton and Re-
ber, who have been ruled out by the
Conference committee.
Inasmuch as Goetz did not partici-
pate in any other athletics after the
S. A. T. C. period, which is the fall
that the Conference decided would
not count against the athletes, the en-
tire year of 1918-1919 is thrown out
for him. On the other hand Elton
played baseball and Reber was on the
Chicago track team, and the year of
1918-1919 therefore counts for them,
according to the interpretation of the
The Chicago officials, however, do
not believe that' the committee in-
terpretation is correct, and are conse-
quently protesting the decision, which
will deprive them of two star play-
ers. According to the Maroons, the
case is similar to that of Captain
Weston of the Wisconsin team.
Not Three Years
In the fall of 1918 Weston was in
the army, where he played football,
but on his return to Wisconsin, he
played with the basketball team. If
his case were judged in the same
light as the Chicago men, the year of
basketball would cut him from the
Badger team, but the officials decided
that, inasmuch as he was in the army
that year, he could participate in Con-
ference athletics until the second se-
mester, which will then make his
three years.
The only difference between the
Chicago men and Weston is that El-
ton and Reber played in a college
war camp-Weston in an army camp.
Upon this hinges the committee's in-
terpretation, and it would seem that
the contention of the Chicago coaches
is correct, for Elton and Reber's par-
ticipation in the spring of 1919
should count against them no more
than should Weston's.
Season of '18 Does Not Count
Illinois claims that if the Confer-
ence counts Elton and Reber eligi-
ble, Captain Kopp of last year's team
will be able to play. Kopp is in the
same position as the Chicago men,
for he was on the Illini baseball
In the case of Goetz there is noth-
ing that can be held against him, in-
asmuch as he took part in no other
sport than football. The Conference
ruling specifically states the sea-
son of 1918 in football shall not
count, and for this reason Goetz is
technically entering upon only his
third year of intercollegiate football
competition, although this will make
his fourth year of actual play.
firs. Ilooth Talks
On Prison Life
"To get down to the individual
prisoner, to touch the human soul."
This is the purpose of Mrs. Maud
Ballington Booth, little mother of the

prisoners, who addressed an audi-
ence of approximately 350 people last
night in Hill auditorium.
"When I come to the public straight
from the prison walls I see behind me
one mass of faces. I belong to that
great world. To me it has always
been a source of great happiness that
even in prison we can be conscious
of a bright future," said Mrs. Booth.
"I have never met a prisoner who
was not dreaming of his day of free-
dom. I believe in all the humane
measures, great liberty, and in doing
away with strikes, the lockstep, sil-
ence, and all the torturous instititu-
tions of the past."
Mrs. Booth said that Michigan
greatly needs a new state prison, one
in the country. She does not approve
of city prisons beacuse they do not
have enough acreage.-
It was the work of Mrs. Booth and
her husband to organize the Volunt-
eers of America after they left the
(Continued on page Eight)

Declaring it the duty of every fresh-
man to make plans at once for the
future, and then go forward to the
realization of those plans, President
Marion L. Burton gave his initial talk
before the class of 1924 yesterday aft-
ernoon in Hill auditorium.
The President began his talk by
naming three types of first year men
always present in a university: the
serious type, the obtuse type, who
never hears anything, and the man
or woman who believes that because
certain of his predecessors hadsome-
thing to do with the university, that
they have special privileges.
"I see before me," said the Presi-
dent, "great possibilities in regard to
making this University a better uni-.
versity. To accomplish this each
freshman here must choose the right
way of living. The way of making a
plan, and then working toward the
realization of that plan.
"In Africa, there are millions who
contribute nothing to the civilization
of the world. China has never made
the contribution that other nations
have made. The present greatness of
America lies in the plans, the hopes,
and the ideals of its founders.
"Are there plans by which a man
may guide his life in the right chan-
nels? Yes, and there is no room in
the world today for the man who is
not dreaming of plans by which he
may become bigger and better. He
is alive who is developing and grow-
ing. Nations which count place every-
thing they have at the disposal of
something worth while.
'Will you, as a man, give all you
have to make the world all that it may
be? Are you going to drift or plan?
Winners are those who have striven."
Amid confusion, the freshmen lits
nominated their class officers yester-
day afternoon in Hill auditorium.
The freshmen nominees for pres-
ident are: Donald W. Steketee and
Harry Kipke; for vice-president, Edith
Barker and Mary Hayes; for secre-
tary, Dorothy Rockwell and Mary
Hause; for treasurer, Robert Wilkins
and W. Baker.
Meetings of the senior lits at 3
and the junior lits at 4 o'clock this
afternoon will be held in room 205
Mason hall for the purpose of nomin-
ating their officers. The sophomore
lits will meet at 3 o'clock on Wednes-
day in room 205 Mason hall for their
Lit elections will be by ballot next
week in University hall booth on days
to be announced. {-
Engineers Fail to Turn Out
Due to the failure of the senior
engineers to turn out for their meet-
ing yesterday afternoon, the schedule
of meetings for nominations in the
engineering college have been com-
pletely changed and will now be as
Junior engineers will meet at 5
o'clock today in room 348 of the Eng-
ineering building. Fresh engineers
will meet at 11 o'clock on Wednesday
in the auditorium of University hall.
The sophomores will meet at 5 o'clock
on Wednesday in room 348 of the
Engineering building and the seniors
at 5 o'clock on Thursday in the same
Owing to the fact that it is unconsti-

(Continued on page Eight)
With a special invitation extended
to freshmen, the R. O. T. C. club has
announced that at 7:30 o'clock Wed-
nesday evening a meeting will be held
in the Natural Science auditorium.
Four reels of motion pictures will be
Two of these reels show Michigan
men of the R. O. 11. C. in training at
Fortress Monroe, Va., while the other
two arepictures taken of sections of
the American Expeditionary force in
Although 'a short business meeting
will follow the showing of the films,
the aim of the gathering is partly to
awaken interest on the campus in the
work of the R. O. T. C. of the Univer-
sity, and to that end the meeting is
to be open to everyone..

Nominee Says "Words Cannot Be
Construed Save That French
Government Sent Anyone"
(By Associated Press)
MarIon, Oct. 18.-Replying to an in-
quiry of President Wilson, Senator
Harding wrote the White House to-
night that although France had sent
a "spokesman" to him informally
asking him to lead the way for .an
association of nations, the incident
had not involved the French govern-
ment in any violation of international
Senator Conveys French Thought
The senator declared that by his
reference to the subject in a speech
at Greencastle, Indiana, recently, he
had only sought to convey the thought
they had brought to him; those who
spoke a sentiment which they repre-
sented to be very manifest among the
French people. He added that his
words "could not be construed save
that the French government had sent
anybody to me."
More Than Private Citizen -
Referring to Mr. Wilson's sugges-
tion of imprbprety n a foreign na-
tion approaching a "private citizen"
on such a subject, Senator Harding
pointed out that he is a member of the
foreign relations committee as well
as a nominee for the presidency, and
suggested that "an informal expres-
sion to me is rather more than that
to a private citizen."
Washington, Oct. 18.-- President
Wilson took steps today to ascertain
whether the French government had
given authority to "a representative
of France" to approach Senator Hard-
ing "informally" with the request that
the Republican presidential noiinee
take the lead in the formation of an.
association of nations.
At the same time the White House
made public the text of a letter ad-
dressed to Senator Harding by Presi-
dent Wilson, inquiring as to the cor-
rectness of a statement attributed to
the senator, in which the candidate
was quoted as having said he had
been approached.
Neither officials at the White House
nor the state department would com-
ment on the nature of the inquiry di-
rected at the French government.
The president's letter created what
was probably the biggest political
sensation of the campaign in the
(By Associated Press)
Chicago, Oct. 18.-The Cook county
grand jury, investigating the baseball
scandal does not expect further testi-
mony implicating major league play-
ers in gambling and "throwing"
games. They will devote their further
operations to securing elidence
against the men who are alleged to

have "fixed" the 1919 world series, by
bribing Chicago American league
players to lose games to Cincinnati,
according to Hartley Replogle, pros-
ecutor in charge of the inquiry.
"Further indictments might be
brought against major league play-
ers, however, on the strength of evid-
ence already received," declared Rep-
It was also planned he said to look
further into baseball pools, which are
said to have flourished in a number
of major league cities.

Tickets for the Illinois gams-
will be placed on general sale
at 9 o'clock this morning. Ac-
cording to the athletic office,
only a limited number of tick-
ets are left.




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