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The Wolverine, 1918-06-29

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University Offers Courses in English,
French, Arithmetic, and Free
Hand Drawing
Approximately 125 men of the sec-
ond University of Michigan trainingj
detachment have enrolled for evening
classes in English, French, arithmetic
and elementary free hand drawing.
The work, just organized, promises to
become a permanent feature of train-
ing detachment life.
This work is to be augmented by
another University activity required
by the government, a course in the
causes and forces which brought the
war about. The aim in this work is
to avoid propaganda material, but to
have the best available men out-
line simply and clearly, how the Un-
ited States was forced into the war,
what it is fighting for, and just why
it took its part in the struggle to de-
termine the greatest issues which man-
kind was ever called upon to settle.
University Instructors
The English classes are being taught
by Prof. J. E. Thornton; arithmetic,
Prof. Louis Karpinski; French, Prof.
A. G. Canfield; drawing, Prof. F. R.
Finch. The men in charge of the
course in Cases of the War are: Prof.
A. L. Cross, Prof. E. W. Dow, Prof.. A.
E. Boak. They plan lectures, illustra-

Few Volunteers
For Stunt Night
"Stunt" night at the "Y" tent last
night was not a big success, with the
exception of the excellent volunteers
from Company C. Each company was
scheduled to give a number of
"stunts," but owing to the fact that
none of the companies was in charge
of one man for this work, the ma-
terial was solely voluntary.
Jack Caldwell, Company C, first on
the program, sang several songs. H.
A. Nyholl, Company C, alias "Wild
Bill from Canville," entertained the
men of the second training detach-
ment with a number of comic songs.
C. Hathaway, Company C, gave a num-
her of gymnastic stunts. Mr. Diamond
wound up the entertainment with his
rag time playing, and the rendition of
"The Victors."
Members of the Knights of Colum-
bus will erect a K. C. tent on the cam-
pus for the men of the second train-
ing detachment. The tent has been
ordered, and it is planned to have it
erected by the early part of next week.
Accommodations will be made to hold
300 men.
It is planned to have mass in the
tent a week from tomorrow. The tent
is non-secular, and the Knights of

ted by stereopticon, general discus- Columbus and their friends are in-
sions and having classes addressed by vited to the various entertainments
outside speakers. that will be held from week to week.
Fourteen Separate Classes An entertainment, which will be in
Under the government provisions, the nature of a dance and refresh-
not more than 50 men will be enrolled ments, will be given at 7:30 o'clock
in any one class which will discuss next Wednesday night by the Knights
the war. For the training detachment, of Columbus in the St. Thomas hall
therefore, it will be necessary to hold for the members of the training de-
14 different classes. Professors will tachment.
meet the men four and five nights a
week. Each man is required to give UNIVEIRSITY WILL GET BANNER,
one night a week to this work. WON BY U. OF 3. MEN IN NAVY
This extra school work is being or-
ganized under the direction of Captain A banner won last summer at the
Ralph H. Durkee, commanding the de- Great Lakes naval training station by
tachment, co-operating with Dean M. Michigan men through their athletic
E. Cooley, head of the department of ability is on its way to the University,
engineering; Secretary A. L. Hopkins, according to a letter received by Dean
of that department, and Professor John R. Effinger from Mr. E. A. Har-
Cross in charge of the war courses. ,rington, commanding officer of the
S s r Navy rifle range in Maryland.
Fifty Guards Handle Traffic Dean Effinger will turn the banner
Fifty armed guards, members of the over to the Athletic association to be
second training detachment, were displayed in some appropriate place.
mounted at regular intervals on North Mr. Harrington's letter stated that
University avenue, in front of Hill the banner was left in his hands and
auditorium during the commencement that as he has never received any
exercises last Thursday afternoon. suggestions as what to do with it, he
The guards kept traffic moving and had the words "Michigan Naval Mil-
handled the crowds in an orderly itia," placed on the bottom and is
manner. sending it to the University.
THE. Second Enjoys Musk Melon Feast
Farmers & Mechanics A genuine musk melon feed was
given to the members of the second
training detachment at 8:30 o'clock
Thursday night in the Y hut next to
SOUTH MAIN STREET Waterman gymnasium. A number of
CORNER HURON men sang songs, recited monologues,
STATE STREET OFFICE and rendered musical pieces.
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Cover More Ground Than Was Ex-
pected by Instructors Planning
Their Classes
(This is the second of a series of
articles written by a member of the
training detachment on the history of
the first training detachment.)
There were no problems encounter-
ed in connection with military discip-
line or the carrying out of sanitary
regulations, the men readily following
out the practice tried generally
throughout the army and not found
wanting. It was the school work which
was the new and untried phase and
the experience already gained has beeni
valuable in determining future pol-
icies. For instance, the almost un-
iversal finding among the instructors
in the first detachment was that the
classes could cover more ground than
had been expected even in the in-
tensively graded course. Men with
sonme experience in the line of work
they were set to do, absorbed their
course readily and the others managed
to keep pace with them. The material
which is going into the making of the
American army has shown itself ca-
pable of standing almost every test and
men surprised themselves with the
readiness with which they picked up
entirely new tasks.
No Repair Jobs
Some educational policies set down
by the University of Michigan as a
basis in training men for the govern-
ment may not come amiss. One im-
portant decision made in connection
with the automobile work was that
no miscellaneous repair jobs would
be invited from the community in and
around Ann Arbor. The reason for
this was that the general run of repair
work brought to a garage is all of
one variety, thereby making it im-
possible for men engaged in remedying
such faults to obtain the widest and
most general experience. There has
been purchased about sixty old auto-
mobiles and trucks, of every possible
variety, description and condition and
the faculty do as they please with these
cars so that the men can get the work
it is desired to give them as outlined
in the government manuals. Inci-
dentally, in driving these belated or
ex-automobiles to the campus from
neighboring cities, the gas-engine re-
pair men of the first detachment ob-
tained much valuable experience in
emergency road repairing and "trouble
S ake Teachers Specialists
Another important general policy
has to do with the men who are serv-
ing as instructors. It has been de-
cided to make each teacher a specialist
in one particular branch of the course
to which he is assigned and let him de-
velop by concentration upon one thing.
Thus, a strong faculty is being built
up of specialists in carburetion, igni-
tion, starting and lighting, trans-
mission, chassis repair, etc. The men
who have been engaged as instruc-
tors include several in all branches of
mechanical work who are conspicuous
for the success they have attained in
their work. They are making it their
business to help those less skilled
or with less knowledge of how best
to impart their knowledge to others.
The art of teaching is also receiving
some attention as the new faculty is
required to attend classes held by a
noted professor of vocational teaching,
who is a member of the faculty.
(To be Continued Tuesday)

Motion Pictures Shown at Y Tent
The first motion picture show to be
given in the "Y" tent is scheduled
for 7:30 o'clock tonight. The picture
machine has arrived, and the films
will be of the first class variety.

Officers Picnic
Undaunted by Rain
While the storm clouds were gather-
ing for a brilliant display of light-
ning and a drenching downpour of rain
last Thursday night, the officers and
instructors of the second training de-
tachment were preparing for a picnic.
Two automobiles were loaded, and ap-
proximately 30 men left at 6:45
o'clock for Barton dam.
The men built a huge fire, roasted
steaks, boiled coffee, and cooked a
first class meal at the dam. After the
supper, different officers and instruc-
tors told stories and gave short talks.
The men returned to the barracks
about 11 o'clock.
Company C's sick report of the sec-
ond training detachment, not including
the first four days, is less than .007
per cent. There can hardly be found
a health record in either the army or
navy that is as low as this.'
From June 19 to 21 not a single
man of company C was reported sick.
One man reported on each day of the
days from June 22 to 24. The highest
number was on June 25 when six
reported at the infirmary. On June
26, two were sick, and on June 27,
The second training detachment also
has a record of less than one per
cent among those physically fit. Out
of the 718 men who reported, six were
discharged on account of their inabil-
ity to pass the physical examination.
The campus flag pole has been offi-
cially turned over to the officials of
the second training detachment. For-
mal guard mount will be commenced
next week. The men of the detach-
ment will have the honor of raising
and lowering the colors every morn-
ing and evening. Formal guard
mount is one of the inspiring sights
in the army.
One hundred and sixteen seniors
have filed applications for degrees at
the University of Oregon.

Every Man Expected to be 0
.in a Few Days; Two Pairs
Shoes Apiece
Uniforms will be issued to tl
of the detachment this week. I
number of the suits have not'a
but Second Lieut. Edward J. |
quartermaster, expects to have
man outfitted by the middle
week. Jumpers were issued tc
man yesterday.
Requisitions are being made
pairs of shoes for each man.
the companies have been slow t
ing out the requisitions, and th
has been held up. As soon
requisitions are made out, the q
master will secid them to C
The required number of shoes
rushed to the detachment, and
end of next week, all of the m'
have the two pairs of shoes is:
Barracks number two on Nor
versity avenue will be moved
guard house, in the basement o
erman gymnasium. . The s
quarters of the sergeants in the
house will be transferred to t
barracks. This building will'
remodeled into a quartern
headquarters, and the entire s
uniforms, shoes, leggings, hal
jumpers will be moved to this
The new quartermaster's heat
ers will facilitate the issua:
clothing. Guards will be
around the building.
It is the desire of the office
the training, detachment
every man who has guests
ing to Ann Arbor either reg
for them at the Universit
Michigan training detach
hostess house (Barbour gyn
ium), or request the guest
* register themselves. This
permit the men to see
friends more quickly and eli
* ate useless delays.
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