- THE MICHIGAN
.R MANS BECOME TIRED'
F __: WA-INPLEDGE
RE THAN 10,000 MEN FORM
Philadelphia, April 27.-Conscien-
us objectors to war service in Ger-
ny have formed a union with more
n 10,000 members, each of whom
s signed a pledge that they will
ther take up arms, produce war
terial, give money, nor aid in any
y in what they characterize as the
ganized murder of subjects of other
intries or of our own countrymen."
Phis information comes from How-
l H. Brinton, a member of the So-
ty of 'Friends from West Chester,
who recently attended a public
eting in Berlin held under the aus-
es of the "German Union of Ob-
tors to War Service."
I expected to find a dozen or so
g-haired persons sitting about a
le, and instead found a hall, jam-
I to the doors with about 800 peo-
the air tense with suppressed en-
siasm," said Mr. Brinton.
ne of the speakers said the organ-
ion was formed by German war
loners in England after they were
wnitted to return to Germany.
A student who was a speaker at the
meeting, declared that there was great
need in the universities for a spiritual
awakening since the old military party
was still strong there, and demanded
revenge on the enemy.
Verdi's "Aida," to be given on the
Saturday evening of May Festival
week, offers a collection of artists
which includes some of the greatest
singers in the country.' Among these
is Cyrena Van Gordon, contralto with
the Chicago Opera company.I
This will be her second appearance+
in Ann Arbor this season, the first one
being that with the Detroit Symphony
orchestra last March. The depth, rich-
ness and variety of color of her voice
combined with her beauty and regal
bearing make her one of the greatest
contraltos of today.
Best in "Aida"
The part of Amneris, which she will
take in the performance of "Aida," is
one in which she is at her best. At
the present time she sings most of
the leading contralto roles in the
operas produced by the Chicago Opera
company. Her concert work has also
brought her much praise. The roles
which she sings include Azucena in
"1 Trovatore," Laura in "La Giocon-
do," and the Wagnerian contralto
parts of Ortrud, Erda, Frica, and
Trained in Cincinnati
Miss Van Gordon is an Ohioan by
birth and her early training was ob-
tained in Cincinnati. It was in one of
the performances of a pageant called
"Darkness and Night," that Cleofonte
Campanini heard her. He at once of-
fered her a position with the Chicago
Opera company, with which she has
sung ever since.
ALLY ENVOYS TALK
(By Associated Press)
Washington, April 27. - Secretary
Hughes invited all ambassadors of the
Allied powers to meet him at the state
department yesterday following re-
ceipt of the new German reparation
It was stressed that the purpose of
the assemblage was for informal dis-
cussion of German communication and
not in any sense a diplomatic trans-
mission of the United States on the
It was said that there was little
probability that an American reply to!
the German communication would go
forward tonight. It was indicated that
a reply would await the receipt of the
view of the Allied government regard-
ing the German proposition.
With acknowledgments to
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