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VOL. VIII. No. 18


Professor Gettell Says Opening of
Western Trade Will Make
U. S. World Center
"Opening of the Pacific Commerce
will in time make the United States
the center of the commercial world,
and of civilization," said Prof. R. G.
Gettell, of the Political Science de-
partment of Amherst college, in his
lecture on "Geography and Politics,"
at b o'clock yesterday afternoon in
the auditorium of the Natural Science
In giving examples of the great in-
fluence of geography on politics and
social development, Professor Gettell
warned his audience to remember that
to bring these influences out it was
necessary to exaggerate them some-
what, and to ignore the part played
by other elements.
"However," he said, "there is no
doubt that geography does mold the
fate of men and nations. The mere
altitude has well defined effects on
men's bodies. Witness the Indians of
South America: those who live on the
high plateaus have massive chests and
powerful lungs from breathing the
rare atmosphere of the mountains.
But those who live along the river
banks at sea level have weak lungs
and often have tuberculosus.
Altitude Has Influence on People
"The altitude has a more powerful
influence on civilization than people
realize. Man seems to be adapted to
the lower altitude. The mean alti-
tude of Europe is the lowest of all the
continents, and the mean altitude of
Africa is the highest. The center of
civilization has been in Europe for a
long time, while Africa remains the
most backward of countries.
"Another example of this is shown
by the mountain whites of Tennessee,
who retain the social and political
doctrines of two centuries ago. In
fact, all over the earth one finds the
remnants of backward peoples dwell-
ing in the mountains; while civilization
has usually centered on the low fertile
plains at sea level.
"The natural units of Europe are
caused by the political unit. The Brit-
ish Isles, Spain and Russia are politic-
al units, which are also marked off
by natural barriers. Within these un-
its there is marked off other units
whose political life is determined by
the barriers. England and Ireland,
within the British Isles, are separated
in geography and also in religion, so-
cial life and commercial interests.
Isolation Helps Countries
"The effect of isolation on countries
is well shown by England. This coun-
try never developed the feudal system
so far as yet. On account of her isolat-
ed position she broke away from the
church earlier and easier than the'
rest of Europe. England could raise
sheep to better advantage than the
other countries, who were prevented
by the the feudal conditions. The
raising of sheep naturally led to man-i
ufacturing, which in turn, developed1
commerce. The result of this quicki
(Continued on Page Four) 4

Prof. J. A. inrsley's Students Expect
Two Weeks' Vacation Before
Entering Service
Quartermaster and Ordnance stu-
dents in Prof. J. A. Bursley's military
courses will complete the summer
term next Saturday afternoon and
leave for their homes.
The students will be summoned by
Washington officials in about two
weeks, and will leave from their
places of residence to enter the Quar-
termaster and Ordnance departments
4or an additional five weeks' training
under the direction of the United
States government. No orders have
as yet been received as to where the
students are expected to train.
A smoker, to be tendered by the mem-
bers of the two divisions, will be given
prior to their departure from the Uni-
versity. The social committee expects
to make the final arrangements in a
few days. and the exact date will be
announced later.
The two remaining baseball games
between the departments have been
cancelled owing to lack of time.
Six Lectures On
Professors Parker and Ilobbs Sched-
uled on List Today; Dean Kraus
Speaks Thursday
"Public Utilities and Franchise
Hates," is the subject of the lecture
to be delivered at 5 o'clock this after-
noon in the auditorium of the Natural
Science building. Professor Parker
will discuss the nimplications that the
modern theory of the franchise carries
concerning proper charges for freight
and passenger transportation, gas,
electricity, telephone, telegraph and
express. '
At 8 o'clock tonight Prof. W. H.
Hobbs, of the geology department, wil
deliver a lecture on "The Outlook for
Democracy " in the Natural Science
auditorium. The same lecture was
given before an audience at Chatau-
qua, N. Y. He will speak on the
causes of the war and the probie
consequences that will result when
the final negotiations of peace ac
made. Professor Hobbs is lecturing
on this subject for the Speakers' Con-
ference which is endeavoring to bring
before the American public a strong
(Continued on Page Four)
Regent Sawyer Burned By Current
Regent Walter H. Sawyer of Hills-
dale, narrowly escaped death recently
while giving electrical treatments to
a patient. Dr. Sawyer was burned and
thrown across the room by electricity,
suffering burns on his head and hands
and spraining his wrist. He was un-
conscious for several minutes.
Next Reeting of Regents October 12th
Members of the Board of Regents
will hold the next meeting at 9:30
o'clock Friday morning, Oct. 1. Un-
finished business and new matters of
importance will be discussed and pass-
ed upon at this meeting.

Ft. Sheridan Expected to Break Camp
Some Time Early Next
Commissions to the students train-
ing at Ft. Sheridan will be annuonced
some time this week end, and the camp
will most likely break up early next
week. Payrolls have been signed up
until Tuesday, Aug. 14, and it is pre-
dicted that this pressages the grant-
ing of absence to the new officers un-
til the cantonment camps open.
The commissions for the successful,
students are expected to be in the
hands of the officials in charge about
Friday or Saturday. Friday has been
selected as "Governor's Day," when
the social season of the camp will have
reached its climax. The chief execu-
tives of the states represented, namely'
Governor Sleeper, of Michigan; Gov-
ernor Lowden, of Illinois, and Govern-
or Philipp, of Wisconsin, will be the
guests of honor.
The men at the camp have been win-
ning congratulations andcomplimeits
on all sides for thier intellectual and
moral standing and their general pro-
ficiency in training. The annouee-
ment of the men who secured commis-
sions will be made in a later issue
of The Wolverine.
Lightning ilits Normal and Edison
Power (onpaiy inlidngst.
Small ainage
A miniature cyclone romped through
Ypsilanti Sunday afternoon between 2
and 3 o'clock causing considerable
damage to buildings, trees and near-
by farms. The wind storm was ac-
companied by lightning, rain and hail.
Lightning struck the roof of the
main building of the Normal college,
which was later carried away by a
gust of wind. The sub-station and
water tower of the Detroit Edison
Company were also struck by bolts
of lightning. The damage by light-
ning was small. No one was injured.
Over 200 telephones were out of
commission in the city and rural dis-
tricts yesterday morning. Repair men
have been employed since Sunday
night in straightening up the tangled
mass of telephone Wires and poles be-
tween Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. The
service is now almost in perfect work-
ing condition.
Farmers near Ypsilanti report that
their corn and oats have been leveled,
ruining the year's production. Pas-
sengers on the interurban line state
that the wind came from four direc-
tions, colliding in the center of the
city and causing a temporary vacuum,
which in turn formed a small cyclone.
Prof. WI. J. Hussey to Marry
Informal announcement has been
made of the engagement of Mrs. J. O.
Reed to Prof. W. J. Hussey, director
of the Observatory and professor of
astronomy. The wedding will prob-
ably occur in September.

Mr. L. A. Towniey, Reent Camp Vis-
itor. Reports Michigan Men Get
Good Treatment
"During my three days stay in Al-
lentown 1 found that praise and sat-
isfaction were the keynotes in the at-
titude of the boys toward the camp,"
says Mr. L. A. Townley who recently
returned from visiting his son station-
ed there.
"The government certainly treats
the men fine in every way. When ask-
ed what breakfast was that morning
the boys all answer, "Fine! Toast
with real butter, coffee, and oatmeal,
with pure cream."
Besides the five hours of drill each
day the men receive instruction in am-
bulance driving and mechanics. Long
hikes sometimes 150 miles are part
of the regular routine. On these trips
each man carries just what he needs
for himself, a roll of blankets, a can-
teen and a haversack. The rations
are carried in advance by auto trucks.
Earl Wehmeyer, '18, has been pro-
moted. He superintends the cooking
for 1500 men.
Military Students
Pose for Pictures
Maj. Wilson's Classes Start Map
Sketching and Rifle
"Cam-er-rah! Action!! Charge!!!"
fiercely yelled the movie man Satur-
day morning to the students of Major
C. E. Wilsons military courses as
they charged over the "bloody battle-
field somewhere in the vicinity of Ann
Arbor." in the filming of "Mr. Ima
Prune Joins the Army."
The click of the camera started at
the first break of hostilities between
Company I and Major Wilson's forces.
After the "realistic" battle, several
scenes featuring Mr. Prune were
The classes are now studying the
principles of map sketching. Every
morning a number of the men march
into the country and sketch a rough
outline of the character of the land.
Rifle practice at the rifle range will
be held during the week. Results of
the first practice three weeks ago
were good, considering that it was the
first time the men had high powered
guns since the'beginning of the course.
The students will also attempt to im
prove their accuracy in firing the new
trench mortar.
.A number of the boys took the
physical and personal examinations
at the gymnasium last Saturday prior

First Tennis Elimination Schedule to
Be Completed This After-
With only three'more sets of singles
in the tennis tournament to be played
today, the first elimination contests
will be completed spd the second
round of eliminations will begin offic-
ially on Wednesday and Thursday.
Immediately after the second series,
the third set of singles will be played
off, and by the first of next week it
is expected that the semi-finals and
finals will be in order.
Two New Stars Appear
Up to the present time, the men who
have won their first sets have shown
good form and the semi-finals will un-
doubtedly he hotly contested. Satur-
day's contest brought to light two
players'of ability, both winning their
matches by fast and consistent play-
ing. William Egley, the first of these,
took two sets from R. B. Penzotti by
the score 6-2 and 6-1. Guy Fox, the
other racketer, defeated R. F. Fitz-
patrick by the score 6-3 and 6-2, win-
ning chiefly by Ilos hard smashing
Yesterday, M. B. Doty won from Phil
C. Emery, taking his first two sets by
the tune of 6-3 and 6-1, due to his
clever and-flashy, playing.
Four Win By Forfeits
Four men have made their way into
the second elimination contest
through forfeits. Those who were giv-
en this advantage are as follows:
Langworthy, Doolittle, Redfern and
Shields. Redfern, a graduate from
Georgia university has participated in
several tournaments from that section
of the country, and is showing ex-
ceptional ability in the practice
This afternoon the following play-
ers will finish the last sets in the first
single elimination series: Chas. E.
Hardy vs. P. E. Sutton; W. L. Krhn-
gold vs. Karl Bintz, and C. E. Buell vs.
E. J. Jeffries. These games have been
delayed owing to the fact that the
men were unable to make satisfactory
arrangments for the contests.
Schedule for Second Series
The schedule for the second elimina-
tion contests will be held at 4 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon as follows:
Kirkpatrick vs. Dawley; Chandler vs.
Egley; Fox vs. Doty. On Thursday
afternoon beginning at 4 o'clock the
following sets will be played: Red-
fern vs. Shields; Langworthy vs. Doo-
(Continued on Page Four)

to their entrance into a training camp DECREASE IN LAW SCHOOL
this fall.
Four additional students have en-
PASADENA ALUMNAE CLUB TO rolled for the second law term which
EQUIP ]DINING ROOM FOR DORM commenced this week, making a total
of 86 persons attending the law class-
The large dining room of the Alum- es this summer.
nae residence for women, which is Last summer the law class claimed
the co-operative cottage dormitory be- 182 registrants. The decrease is un-
ing refurnished for women students doubtedly due to the war, owing to a
in the fall, will be furnished by the large number of the students that
Pasadena Alumnae association. The would have probably enrolled enlist-
California organization promises to ing in the services of the government
equip it in some distinctive manner. or being called by the first draft.

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