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"ME i HIcilAs HALY
3uLittle Holland Watches,. Patrols, Her .Little 'Ma ginot Line' Flamnes Kill three

Sections of Holland were placed under martial law to bolster military defense plans and to curb, espionage
as reports continued that Germany might strike at her allied foes through the Netherlands. Here, a group of
soldiers are seen traversing a walk near a camouflaged fort, similar to those built by the French in their Magi-
not line, and by the Germans in the Seigfried line.

Mobilization Plans May Repeat
Campus Scenes Of Last Conflict

By LEONARD SCHLEIDER.
With U.S. military experts report-
ed to be completing at this very mo-
ment plans for America's next "M"
Day, the record of the University of
Michigan's mobilization for the first
world war reads like a gypsy's predic-
tion of an unpleasant future.
Down the road to war twenty two
years ago came carloads of propa-
ganda, a shipment of Enfield rifles
and olive-drab uniforms and several
tons of patriotic fervor, the like of
which this pacific college town had
never before experienced.
Athletics Susgended
April 5, 1917, brough news that
the Senate had passed the war reso-
lution, and the Daily that day told
of suspension of intercollegiate ath-
letics, organization of the freshman
class for its fii:st compulsory mili-
tary;, drill, immediate addition of
a course in military engineering and
the opening of an "intelligence
bureau" in the Union.
Later The Daily editorialized that
Michigan undergraduates could best
serve their country by continuing
their college work until called upon,
to serve the government, pursuing
military training in the meanwhile.
By the end of April a complete
regiment of 1,200 men was drilling
on Ferry Field, several professors
promised to join the "back-to-the-
farm" movement-during the summer,
200 students reported for training at
Fort Sheridan and the Ann Arbor.

Civic Association planned to plant
crops on every vacant lot.
Draft Act Passed
In June, as a fourth ambulance
corps was being recruited, the 'na-
tional draft act was passed and a
mammoth meeting was held to en-
courage registration. The Universi-
ty Band, the Spanish-American War
veterans and the trade unionists par-
aded as speakers belabored the young
men to "answer the challenge when
you go to register whether agovern
ment conceived by the people, of the
people and for the people shall con-
tinue to exist or perish from the
earth." Another compared the rally
to "a night before a great football
game. We are assembled here to put
the fight into the boys."
The next day more than 2,200 men
registered for service, each obtain-
ing a khaki arm band bearing an
American flag. "By noon," The Daily
said, "these could be seen on any
street in the city." One woman writer.
satirized the appearance of a "pretty
young chap with Pompeian cream
cheeks" who did not wear a khaki
arm band.
RADI
- By June McKee
A special sesion of "Collegiate
Quiz" comes over WJR this morning
at 9 a.m. Maggie Soenksen', Grad.,
and Donn Chown, Grad, will steer
it along, while Jack Silcott, Grad.,
takes care of announcing. Praying
for a perky "Hanky Panky" pro-
pensity are those comprising the
cast of contestar s-Lucy Jones,
Grad, John Schwarzwalder, Grad.,
Stan Swinton, '40, and Truly Yours,
'42.
"News" following the quizzing, at
9:15 am., same station. Nelson tells
of doings on campus, sand Richard
Slade, '40, announces.
That "Our Community Has Too
Many Clubs" will be discussed over
WJR in the third "Awakening Com-
munity" broadcast at 5:45 p.m. Prof.
Howard Y. McClusky of the Edu-
cational Psychology department is
directing this series aimed to show
cities, towns, and rural areas, why
their organizations are not function-
ing as they should, how to discover
and train community leaders and how
to settle common problems.
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Yale's Puppeteers
Give Final Show
At League Tonight
Final performance of "It's A Small
World," marionette satirical revue,
presented by the Yale Puppeteers,
will be given at 8:30 p.m. today at
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The revue, which opened last night,
lampoons such headliners as FDR,
Thomas Dewey, Orson- Welles and,
Alexander Woollcott. Putting the
wooden caricatures of these notables
through their paces is the task of
Harry Burnett, '23. Lines, lyrics and
music for the revue were written by
Forman Brown, '22, former English
instructor here.
On their 12th transcontinental
tour, the Yale Puppeteers got their
name when Burnett studied drama-
tics at Yale University after gradu-
ating here.
Car Hits Ann Arbor Boy
Jamds Van Scotter, nine years old,
of 906 E.-Ann St., was bruised when
he was struck by a car at 4 p.Ii.
Thursday as he started to run across
k. Liberty St. at S. Division St. The
driver of the car, Mrs. E. A. Stalker,
of 1128 Miller Ave., took the boy to
St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital, where
he was treated.

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YOU ARE
CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND
THE FALL FASHION SHOW
AT
THE LEAGUE BALLROOM
Friday, November 10, 1939
3:15 to 5:30
el7usic by
BILL SAWYER AND HIS ORCHESTRA

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