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Professor Allen in Lecture on "Un-
known Mexico" Blames Unrest to
Lack of Education
"The chief factor in the political
and social unrest of Mexico today is
the great lack of education and the
extreme unpreparedness of the mass
of Mexico's population for a repre-
sentative or republican form of gov-
ernment," said Prof. John R. Allen of
the engineering department, to the
first lecture of the week on "Unknown
Mexico," delivered yesterday afternoon
in Hill auditorium.
A vivid description, profusely illus-
trated With modern slides made by
Professor Allen during his trips
through this wild and picturesque
country, was given after a brief in-
troduction. The pictures showed por-
tions of Durango, a city of some 100,-
000 inhabitants, wooded mountain
scenes, rugged rock formations and
river falls,
Rich Iron Deposits
"Durango is an important city, be-
ing in the center of the richest iron
ore belt in the world," the professor
continued. "It is roughly estimated
that this rich belt contains enough
iron ore to supply the total iron con-
sumption of the United States for the
next 70 years.
"Mexico's vast timber lands are
worth millions of dollars, and the to-
tal amount would be enough to pay
the debts of the United States and
run this country for 10 years.
Transportation Facilities Poor
"The transportation facilities of
this southern country are extremely
poor. This problem is one of the
great difficulties that must be over-
come before the fertile fild can be
developed and large manufacturing
centers established.
"Problems of educating the people
will advance rapidly after the people
settle down to agricultural and in-
dustrial pursuits. At the present time
there are many libraries in thriving
villages in the western part of Mexico
that contain nothing but a catalogue
similar in many respects to the large
mail order catalogues published in this
country, and an illustrated magazine,
The two greatest mistakes of the Diaz
regime was one of the main causes
why the education of the people is
slow and backward,"
Professor Allen also effectively de-
scribed in a humorous way the char-
acteristics of the Indian people who
live on the Pacific coast of Mexico.
Choral Union to Hold First Meeting
for Practice Work
Members and non-members of the
choral union will hold their first meet-
ing at 7 o'clock ,tonight in Nickel's
Arcade, directly above the sub-post-
office. All those that are interested in
the work are requested to attend the
Mr. Kenneth Westerman, director of
the choral union, plans to present
"Fair Elm" by Brouch in Hill audi-
torium during the latter part of the
summer. Regular practice nights will
be published later,
Distribute New Telephone Directory

The semi-annual edition of the city
directory was delivered to telephone
patrons of Ann Arbor yesterday. The
books are-printed twice annualy, com-
ing out during the months of July and
Decembe t

Students Leave-
forJackson Work
Men, Taking Military Stores Course
Visit Rlants in That
City Today
Sixty-five students in Prof. J. A.
Blursleys Army Stores Methods course
left at 12:45 o'clock today on the D.
. R. for Jackson to visit tse plasts of
the Pearlman Rim Company and the
Hayes Wheel Company. The men will
start on their. return trip at 6 o'clock
The latest report shows that there
are 65 students enrolled in the course
and they will probably be divided into
ten sections. The class will leave
every Tuesday morning at the same
isour, and at 7:30 o'clock every Thrs-
day morning for different caucfactur-
ing cities near Ann Arbor.
Most of the men have provided
themselves with the necessary suits,
All expenses for the trip today were
paid by the individual students.
Letter Describes
Ambulance Work
Donald J. Thorp, '20, with Michigan
Unit, Tells About Camp at
Ina letter received yesterday from
Donald J. Thorp, '20, who is en-
camped with the Michigan ambulance
unit at Allentown, Pa., Thorp tells
about the work the men are doing
"At present there are about 115 sec-
tions in the camp," writes Thorp. "Each
section contains 36 'men and five sec-
tions constitute a battalion, command-
ed by a lieutenant. Ninety per cent
of the fellows are college men. Sec-
tions from Leland Stanford, Arizona,
Illinois, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and
all the other eastern schools have
come here. Our quarters are fairly
comfortable The camp is situated on
an old fair grounds and race track,
and we occupy box stalls, and sleep
on folding canvas cots which are sure
"The order of the day is as follows:
Reveille at 5:30 o'clock, setting-up ex-
ercises from 5:45 to 6 o'clock, then
mess and drill from 8 to 9:30 o'clock.
Lectures usually come from 1.0to 11
o'clock and then rest until noon. The
afternoon is spent practically in the
same manner, with roll call at :0
o'clock and taps at 11, but lights go
out at 9:30 o'clock.
"A lot of the companies have pianos
in their barracks," writes Thorp, "and
many orchestral strains are poured
out on the clear air every evening. We
have one ordered and with Lee Park-
er's 'cello and several violins and
the traps we shall soon have our own
Thorp adds that "the army mess is
all that the name implies." He says
that no one knows when any of the
units will be moved but that the gen-
eral.supposition is that when the units
are sent out into the mountains on
field hikes, they will suddenly be or-
dered to pack up and leave for New
York and France, so that their actions
will have no publicity.
The bells and clock are now re-
moved from the library tower and the
wrecking of the building will be com-
pleted this week. The excavation for

the new building will begin the middle
of next week. Just as many men as
possible are working on the job in
order to get the roof on the new build-
ing before severe weather begins in
the fall.

Washtenaw County Board Makes
Statement to Public to Put
Down Rumors
Stories and rumors have been cir-
culating in Ann Arbor and through
the country that the drafting numbers
have been drawn for the selection of
men for the army. Such rumors have
caused many people much worry and
uneasiness and the officials of the
Washtenaw draft board have deter-
mined to stop them at all costs.
An official statement from the board
"To the Public:
"As there have been several rumors
that the draft numbers have been re-
ceived by the local draft board, wee
take this means to inform the public
that there has not been any drawing
made at Washington as yet. Any per-
son or persons circulating any sue
report or having any alleged lists of
names or numbers, until same has
been officially announced, will be
prosecuted to the full extent of the
"Edward H. Smith,
"Secretary Local Board."
Latest rules concerning the draft
regarding the exemptions of men em-
ployed in agricultural or industrial
pursuits can not be passed on by the
Washtenaw county draft board.
This information has been given out
by the district draft board, which is
the authority for these items.
Rabbi Wolsey Gives Address on "The
Modern Jew"; To Deliver
Three Lectures
Rabbi Louis Wolsey of Cleveland,
Ohio, one of the leading Jewish ora-
tors of the country, will appear on
the summer lecture series for three
consecutive addresses beginning at 5
o'clock this afternoon with his ad-
dress on "The Modern Jew: A Prob-
lem of Race, Nation or Religion." The
lecture will be given in the audito-
rium of the New Science building.
Rabbi Wolsey, who is being sent to
the University under the auspices of
the Jewish Chautauqua society, is
knqwn throughout the country as an
eloquent speaker and an authority on
Jewish problems of the day.
On Wednesday at 5 o'clock, Rabbi
Wolsey will speak on the subject
"Zionism and the Jewish Mission,"
and on Thursday on "The Jew and
the Gentile." These lectures also will
be given at 5 o'clock in the auditorium
of the New Science building.
The attendance at the summer lec-
tures up to the present time has been
'as good as usual. The lectures, as
has been the custom heretofore, are
open to students of the summer ses-
sion and the public in general and no
admission is charged.
Marian Wilson Leaves for Chicago
Miss Marian Wilson, '18, women's

editor on The Michigan Daily during'
1916-1917 and on this year's Michi-
ganensian staff, left today for Chicago,
where she will spend her sunmer va-
cation. In all probability, Miss Wil-
son will not be back in the Univer-
sity next fall. She expects* to enter
the University of Chicago.

New Gym Course
To Be Introduced
Boxing and Wrestling Lessons Will Be
Given for First Time in Mich-
igan's History
A feature that has never been intro-
duced into the curriculum of gym-
nasium work at Michigan will be be-
gun next week by Director G. A. May
of Waterman gymnasium. The new
course consists of boxing and wrest-
ling lessons to be given in squads at
periods to be announced later. This
course will be the same as that which
will be introduced to the freshmen
next fall.
Boxing and wrestling is being in-
tensified more and more every year,
especially in the army and navy. The
British have adopted- courses in this
branch and have reaped enormous
benefits from their application.
Over 145 students have signed up
for lockers and are taking the regular
gymnasium work this summer. More
are expected to be registered before
the end of the week, due to late en-
rollment of a number of students.
Issue Who 's Who
InJMartha Cook
List of Girls and Their Characteristics
Edited by Majorie Mc-
Keown, '17
A "Who's Who in Martha Cook" has
been gotten out by the girls who lived
there this last year. The editor-in-
chief of the booklet was Marjorie Mc-
Reown, '17, Detroit. The advisory
editor was Ruth Butler, '17, Frank-
fort, and the literary, society, art, and
grinds editors were Edith Mansell, Mt.
Pleasant; Laura Carpenter, Grand
Rapids; Evangeline Lewis, Detroit,
and Blanche Lane, Detroit, respec-
This is the list they gave of the
who's who in Martha Cook:
The one who has done the most for
Alartha Cook, Miss Beggs, social di-
rector; the prettiest girl, Gretchen
Jones, Akron, N. Y.; the wittiest,
Blanche Lane, Detroit; the cutest,
Helen Carter, Vicksburg; the clever-
est, Helen Osband, Detroit; the neat-
est, the Schulte sisters, Hancock; the
Martha Cook infant, Sara Rabinowitz,
Eveleth, Minn.; the pepperiest, Flor-
ence Field, Detroit; the most patriotic,
Florence Helmick, Fort Sam Houston,
Texas; the skinniest, Mabel Hall, To-
ledo; the best student, Olive Hagen,
Lake Linden; the most distinguished
looking, Marguerite Chapin, Detroit;
the best athlete, Elsie Erly, Detroit;
the most popular, Laura Peacock, De-
troit; the biggest talker, Adna Reed,
Flint; the most domestic, Margeret
Austin, Highland Park; the most tact-
ful, Nita Butler, Paw Paw; the first to
get married, Virginia Morse, Detroit;
the most artistic, Margaret Jewell,
Danville, Ill.; the best dancer, Mary
Esther Oakes, Glen Ridge, N. J.
Work of Classifying Names of Summer
Studnts Nearly Completed
The work of classifying all the
names of the students registered in
the summer school for the directory is
rapidly nearing completion. Immedi-

ately after this is accomplished all the
names will go to the printers and will
probably be on sale for 25 cents be-
fore the end of the week. All sub-
scribers to The Wolverine receive a
copy of the directory free of cost.

About Sixty Students Under Major C.
E. Wilson Drill Tuesdays and
A company of about 60 students has
been organized under Major C. E.
Wilson and is engaged in drilling at
2:30 o'clock every Tuesday- and
Thursdays afternoon on Ferry Field.
Work has been progressing rapidly
and although the actual drilling has
just begun, the men are being taught'
the rudiments of military science
Several experienced men are assist-
ing in the work and indications are
that an excellent company will be de-
veloped this summer. Many candi-
dates'for the second officers' reserve
training camp and several athletic
directors are taking the course.
A second course in military science
is given at 10 o'clock every Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with
one field period per week, the other
classes being held in room 441 engi-
neering building. No uniform is re-
quired and any one may take the
work. No obligation is incurred by
enrolling in the courses. The work
offers a splendid opportunity for some
vigorous out-of-door exercise and also
a chance for good military training.
Enrollments will close on Saturday
of this week, July 14. For further in-
formation those interested are request-
ed to inquire at room 339 engineering
Plans Discussed for Establishing
Union for Welfare of Stu-
dents in France
President Harry B. Hutchins re-
cently returned from New York City
where he was. called to a conference
with the presidents of 25 of the lead-
ing colleges in this country. Plans
were discussed for the establishment
of an American University union in
Paris, France, for the welfare of the
university men of America who are
at war.
The ,plan is to run a club where the
men may live while on furlough or
where care will be given the wounded.
Interests for the men are being care-
fully thought of.
Some of the universities -already
participating are Yale, Harvard, Cor-
nell, Princeton, and Dartmouth, Mich-
igan was the first western one to join
in the plan. It is expected that all
the prominent colleges will enter into
it. Of course the matter will have to
be approved by the board of trustees
of each of the colleges before the mat-
ter can go into effect.
Each president returned to his
school prepared to place this proposi-
tion, which grew out of a planYale
university was considering of estab-
lishing an organization to be known
as a Yale bureau.
This matter will be considered by
the Regents of the University at their
next meeting.

Professor's Family at Rose Center
Prof. H. B. Merrick of the surveying
department in the engineering col-
lege, is located at Camp Davis for the
summer. Mrs. H. B. Merrick and chil-
dren are camping at Rose Center, ex-
pecting to return some -time in Sep-

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