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PAGE FOUR

THE WOLVERINE

THE DETACHMENT NEW

AGIDAL SIONAL WOHK Health Situation
AIM FOR NEW COURSE BettersAverage
Sickness for the past week in the
Detachment May IecomePart of Pre- second training detachment has been
sent Training Organization with lower than the average cantonment
cases. From Jn 22 to 29 the per-
centage of sickness i the three com-
panies of the detachment was .026.
Actual signal work, similar to that Company C still holds the record
in the war zone, will be given to the for having the lowest number sick, 17
300 or more signal men detailed to having reported. Company A was
Ann Arbor about July 15, of the con- second with 20,iand company B third
tract is signed. There will be froi with 49.
four to six officers, and the signal .A large number of the sickness cas-
corps probably will become a part of es were caused by the inoculations
the training detachment. Captain for typhoid, and after the men have
Ralph H. Durkee will be in command been inoculated the third time, the of-
of both the signal corps and the train- ficials hope to have a lower sickness
ing detAhment, according to inform- report.
ation given out last night. ---
The signal corps men will be thor- DETACHMENT ENTEBTAINE BY'
oughly equipped with buzzers, tele- PIANIST AT Y. . C. A. TENT
phones, telegraph instruments, wire-
less equipment, and other signal ap- The detachment were entertained
paratus. last night at the Y. M. C. A. tent by
Take Field Practice Mr. Diamond, a pianist of exceptional
Important war problems, and actual ability. The men sang many songs,
field practice will be given to the and seemed to enjoy the entertain_
men. The work will consist of regu- ment. Different kinds of entertain-
lar hours for drll, field work, and ment -will be provided by Mr. Her-
study. mann, who is in charge of the Y. M.
An idea of the variety of work plan- C. A. work here.
ned can be obtained by an imaginary Saturday night Prof. Henderson,
sketch of what the men would do un- the Cannon sisters, and Mr. Wieland
der war conditions if Ann Arbor were provided a two hour entertainment
facing utter destruction from the Hun, for the men. The tent was crowded
Problems of Work with young men. The work promises
to be a success as it progresses.
One has to take it for granted that tbeascsasiporss
there are various batteries of artill-
ery on the highest hills of the city. Quartermaster Takes Barracks
The headquarters is located in the Barracks No. 2 has been turned
rear. Corrections for gun range over to Quarteramster Stotter. The
come from the signal corps headquart- men of the detachment, who former-
ers which would be located a trifle ly bunked in this barracks, have been
in the rear of the guns. An imaginary transferred to the guard room of Wa-
enemy is also attempting to creep terman gymnasium. Barracks No. 2
through the lines, and the signal men will be used entirely for the hous-
are supposed to be making defensive ing of clothing and other government
plans. Offensive plans will also be articles.
made. Communication from the guns
to and from headquarters is made Letters Make G td Tine
by wireless, telegraph, and tele- Several letters were recently re-
phone. ceived by Ann Arbor men from the
Repair Lines front line trenches in eleven days, ac-
Under the conditions enumerated cording to information obtaised here.
above, the signal men would Aave the This is one of the fastest records
added problem of laying and repair- known to postal authorities, as the
ing their own communication lines. usual time for a letter to travel from
When communication is cut off by the front line trenches to the United
wireless, telegraph and telephone, the States is about 26 days.'
other methods of signalling, ouch as - ______
the wigwarg, are adopted, and the - Nearly All Have Uniforms
messages transmitted to the correct Practically the entire detachment
places. has been given their uniforms. Com-
There will be some theory connect- pany A men have been issued their
ed with the signal corps work, but the bats, cords, leggings, and shirts. The
majority of the experience obtained in remainder of the equipment will
the training will be practical and ap- probably be issued by the middle of
plicable. the week, provided the material ar-
rives.
THE
Farmers & Mechanics Miss Alice Evans is at Boston
Miss Alice Evans, physical director
for women, is at preent at 22 River
street, Boston, Mas Miss Evans is
SOUTH MAIN STREET takingaa three months course in the
CORNER HURON hospitals of Boston to fit herself for
STATE STREET OFICE orthopedic reconstruction work in the
330 SO. STATE STREET base hospitals. At the completion of
her course Miss Evans hopes to go
A Good Strong Bank With Every Banking Need to France for service.

COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE
O F AVIOMDILE GINED
Progressive As"embly Principal Is
Basis of Instruction for Class
Work
(This is the third article on the his-
tory of the first training detachment
written by a member of the detach-
ment.)
The work given the automobile me-
chamis is now arranged on a sort of
progressive" assembly principle. The
men do certain specified tasks daily
and go right through the school from
one branch of their course to the
next in order, until the entire auto-
mobile has been covered. Lectures
and oral and written quizzes augment
the work of the shops and labora-
turies.
Motor Trucks Sent
Sixteen standard army motor
trucks have been sent to the campus
and these have proven the center of
interest to everyone since the hour
they rolled carelessly through the
streets. It is the ambition of every
man assigned to the school to learn
how to handle the "big brutes" and
rivalry is keen to qualify for this
honor.
Recommendations tending to make
the gunsmith course of greater value
have been brought forward by the as-
sistants to the School Supervisor. De-
spite the fact thatmany men went
into the gunsmith school with no pre-
vious experience along that line,
there was not enough work outlined
to keep the men busy throughout the
entire course and a number of ad-
vance exercises were arranged. An-
other drawback to turning out high
class gunsmiths, in the opinion of the
instructors has been that there were
not enough models of guns available
to make actual work on ordnance
possible. Fifty guns of obsolete types
were sent for this purpose but in the
absence of rifles for use in drilling,
they were requisitioned much of the
time to be used in training.
Machine Guns Needed
Some machine guns are also want-
ed for study purposes. Old types or
guns damaged beyond redemption
would do, say the instructors. There
would even be no objection to using
some guns captured from the Ger-
mans, the accumulation of which
must be interfering with the march
toward Berlin of the first million
Americans in France.
In the carpentry course it was
found that the manuals did not pro-
vide sufficient work to keep the men
busy for the entire training period
either. Most of the men assigned to
this section were experienced carpen-
ters and made very rapid progress.
The conclusion was also reached that
carpenters can be trained with best
results when placed on actual con-
struction work. This was made possi-
ble for the first detachment by put-
ting the carpentry students at work
on the cantonment type buildings
erected for chassis repair classes of
the second detachment.
Developed as Specialists
In the machinist branches, on the
contrary, enough work was outlined
to keep a corps of good mechanics
employed for six months, so the men
were developed as specialists in cer-
tain lines within the field of their
work.
(Concluded Wednesday)
Mimeographing and Typewriting.
O. D. Morrill, 322 S. State St. (Over

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Majority of Men
Have Education
Tabulation of the questionnaires
given the 711 men of the second
training detachment show that the
majority of the men had an education
above the eighth grade. Two of the
members of the detachment are uni-
versity graduates.
The classification was, 13 per cent
have an education below the eighth
grade; 15 per cent went through high
school; 71 per cent haev an educa-
tion above the eighth grade level;
and less than one per cent, university
a
graduates.
A Asummary of experts was also
taken, and 75 of the second train-
ing detachment, or 11 per cent, quali-
fled as experts in some one line or
other. The records of experts was as
tfololws:
Twelve expert motor truck drivers;
11 expert chauffeurs; expert structur-
al steel and iron workers; 3 expert
undertakers; 4 expert pipe fitters; 3
expert butchers; 2 expert printers;
1 expert crane operator; and 1 ex-
pert barber.
Y. i. C. A. TO ERECT ANOTHER.
TENT FOR DETACHMENT MEN
Mr. A. L. Nevin, of the National
War Work Council, was in Ann Arbor
yesterday afternoon. Mr. Nevin is Su-
perintendent of war buildings for the
middle west.
He looked over the buildings for the
mechanics, and he is going to erect
another large tent for the Y. W. C.
A. work here. The present headquar-
ters has been found to be entirely too
small for the men.
Detachment Organizes Rand
First try-outs for the detachment
band were held at the band stand at
7:30 o'clock last night. A large num-
ber of the men signified their miten-
tions of forming a band, and as soon
,as instruments arrive, regular prac-
tices will be held. There will prob-
ably be 30 pieces in the detachment
pband.
Illinois Prexy Speaks at Iowa
Governor Frank O. Lowden, of Illi-
nois, delivered the commencement
address at the University of Iowa this
year,

KNIGHTS OF 'COLUMBUS
PREPARE TO OPEN T11
Plan to Have Three Entertainme
Weekly and Mass Every Sun-
day Morning
Members of the Knights of Col
bus have erected their regular
tent on the campus between Wa
man gymnasium and the chem
building. The tent arrived early 3
terday morning, and was erected
yesterday afternoon; It will proba
be officially opened Saturday nigh
Accommodations will bermade
300 men. The men in charge of
work plan to have three entert
ments a week, and mass every Sun
morning.
The enitertainments will be sim
to those given by the Knights
Columbus and the Y. M. C. A. in
various cantonments throughout
country. A motion picture maci
has been ordered, and films booke
Members of the carpentry squai
the second training detachment
probably build the benches and m
the required desks for the tent.
When the members of the first tr
ing detachment were in Ann Ar
the men had to be entertained in
Knights of Columbus club rooms,
since there is a larger number
men detailed at the University, the
mand was too great for the small
commodations. The situation
solved by the erection of the war t
* There will be a military a
sembly at 4:15 o'clock this af
* ernoon near the cement bleac
* ers on Ferry field. These dril
* will be held every afternoon e:
* cept Saturday from 4:15 to 5:4
* o'clock. The drills will be i
* charge of Prof. Wagner. ; Tb
* course will be a complete on
* stagting with the simple exercis
* and including the more comple
* manoeuvers. The tieginner wi
* receive one hour credit, and thot
* wishing to make drills in the I
0 . T. C. may do so or take ii
* credit. Any student enrolled
* University moy take the course.

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Information, address
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