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December 16, 1937 - Image 2

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Gunboat Kept Guns Leviathan, Once Queen Of Seas,
Blazing At Attackers
(Continued from Page 1) To Clear Port For Last Time
Captain pull up the anchor to get
under way. Former German Ship Sails the war it did great service in trans-
"When the Meian sank, I struggled For England To Be Torn porting American soldiers overseas,
ashore and John L. Hodge, Panay but ever since then it has been a pam
fireman, helped me. We walked with Apart, Sold For Junk in the neck for everybody who tried
Vines 20 miles before we were picked to operate it at a profit.
up at Taiping." Soon after the first of the new year, When the 48,943 ton German liner
Vines was aboard the Meian when the Leviathan will saii under its own made her debut in 1914 she was hailed
the Japanese attacked. He said: steam for England, where it will be as the final word in size, speed, and
"The Standard Oil ships and the broken up and sold for junk. elegance. She had crossed the At-
'Panay were clustered together with Word to this effect was received lantic only three times when war was
United States flags everywhere on yesterday at the Chicago office of the declared and she was interned at Ho-
them when the Japanese planes ap- l United States Lines, owner of the ves- boken. She lay there until April of
peared. sel. The announcement followed the 1917, when she was seized by cus-
"I was, standing on deck and action of the maritime commission in toms officials after the United States
watched the craft zoom over, recon- giving approval to the recent sale of had entered the conflict.
noitering. They wheeled and began the ship to British interests. Three months later the recondi-
lining up for the bombing. The trip from Hoboken to the tioned ship emerged as the Levia-
"I knew what was coming. I ran graveyard will bring to an inglorious than and went into action as an army
inside and dove under a table which, end a quarter century career that has transport. It was in this dramatic
I think, saved my life as it broke the mirrored much of the political and phase of her career that she came to
Sforce of the shrapnel when the economic change through which the be known to thousands of young
bombs came. world has passed since pre-war days. Americans who might not otherwise
"The Japanese attacked repeated- Built in 1913 at a cost of $25,000,- have known of her existence.
ly, flying low and loosing explosives. 000, the Vaterland, rechristened the! Between July 25, 1917, and the end
"There could be no doubt they saw Levithan, brought only $800,000 - of the war she carried 110,591 sol-
the American flag waving from the less than one-thirtieth of its original diers through submarine infested
ships and painted on their decks. . value-from the junk dealers. During waters to France.

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GIFT
SUGGESTIONS

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or a bouquet of choice flowers from
the Ann Arbor Florists, Inc. 122 E.
Liberty. Dial 6215.
RAYMOND BEAUTY PARLOR-For
your roommate or girl friend, some-
thing she will appreciate; a Beauty
Gift Certificate.
GIVE her silk underwear, most com-
plete stock in town; hosiery in all
sizes and styles; house coats,
smocks and mixed cotton dresses.
See us and we will help you com-
plete your Christmas shopping gist.
116 S. Main TSt.. _

CHRISTMAS CANDY SPECIAL: 1 lb.
box of nuts and fruits at 75c; 2 lb.
box of assorted chocolates for $1.00:
2 lb. box of Christmas Special for
90c. Superior Dairy Store. 332 S.
State St.
CHRISTMAS decorations. T r e e s,
wreaths, laurel roping. Prompt serv-
ice, low cost. We make fraternity
emblems to order. Call us, phone
5616. Harris Seed Store, 215 S.
Fifth Ave.
For Mother ...

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MAYFAIR SHOP--
GIEveryone...E a piece of exceptional pottery
For . *for Christmas. University Flower
o___ Shop. Opposite Michigan Theatre.
FOUNTAIN PEN SETS. Candy, Gil- - The
berts-Johnston. Carlson Drugs. 1112 F or The Famiv...
S. University.___i
MAKE YOUR DINNER a banquet by
serving Marvelous Frozen Vege-
itables and Fruit and McDonald's
tasty "Ann Arbor's best ice cream."
New crop selected nut meats and
candied fruits at attractive prices.;
50c. Del Mar Beauty Shop. 119 E. 1039 S. Main St. Phone 2-2553.
Liberty. Phone 2-2600.
I HANDKERCHIEFS-25c boxes.
LOST AND FOUND Christmas greeting cards, 5 for 5
cents, 2 for 5 and 5 for 5 cents-
$50 REWAID for return of a 15-year all prices. Wrapping materials, at-
old brindle female bull-terrier dog. tractive designs. Tree ornaments,
White chest, gray face, 4 white tree lighting sets. Kresge-Corner
paws. Stubby tail. Washtenaw li- State and N. University.
cense No. 249 on collar. G. Haberlen, ---- - -
1701 Dexter Ave. Ann Arbor, Mich. For Father ...
Bring or phone 3586. 223
SLIDE RULE and case with name, PIPES, humidors, lbs, and half-lbs.
Blanchard inscribed. R e w a r d. of tobacco, Purex dealer. Carlson
Phone, Ripley 2-2352. 228 Drugs. 1112 S. University.
We specialize in
Permneent Wares
EXPERT BARBERING
by Mr. Boctiger
You are in Expert Hands at the
BLUEBIRD HAIR SHOP
5 Nickels Arcade Phone 9616
TODAY!

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UNIVERSITY

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