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No. 25



! 1 i

r from Prof. Vibbert Tells How
University Men Entertain
w Dijon, France, the Prefet, the
, the commanding officers of both
ch and American forces, and the
speople, saw a genuine Michigan
n opera is told by Prof. Charles
ibbert, representative of the Uni-
ty of Michigan at the American
srsity Union at Paris, in a letter
esiden Hary B. Hutchins.
stside 6f Paris I have taken occa-
p of Michigan men in an organ-
to co in touch with only one
way,' he writes. "On the 15 of
I *aEivited to spend the week-
at Dijon as the guest of the first
igan Alumni Association which
sver authorized to be established
rance. The exact nature of the
a ogcaston I did not know.
, then, was my delight and sur-
to discover that I had been in-
to be present at a full-fledged
igan Union Opera, written by our
.table playwright and impresario,
a. P. John. The entertainment
given in honor of the dignitaries
good people of Dijon who, short-
fter the arrival of the hospital
in their midst, had generously
:med them by tendering them a
cal evening in the municipal the-
was a red-letter day in the his-
of Dijon. "All that beauty, all
wealth e're gave" was there-the
st,' the Maire, the Commanding
rs of both the French and
rican Forces of the district, et
The theatre was crowded. And
an American college perform-
and such an enthusiastic audi-
has never, I warrant, been seen
ance before. If the "Rapproche-
between our troops and the lo-
French population every where
lops as spontaneously and as cor-
p as it has between the Dijonnais
the soldiers of American Base
>ital No. 17, we need have no
for the future of the Entente
.ale franco-americaine.
emained in Dijon five days, vis-
all the Michigan men in the out-
rhich includes six officers and 37
ted men. All together Dijon is
ost distinct centre of University
ichigan interests and spirit out-
of Paris; in fact the spirit is, I
ve, more concentrated than in
s itself.
lso took occasion in March to run
:o Fontainebleau while Washing-
Patterson, Thomas- McAllister,
in Phelps and several other boys
n I knew in Ann Arbor were
ding the French Field Artillery
01. On the 14th of June they
all commissioned as Aspirants
e French Army and stand a very
chance of getting their final com-
Ions in the very near future. Two
Michigan men entered the school
as the first group was leaving,
seth J. Wesley and Harry Woods.
y one has nothing but the high-
words of praise for this famous
school and the wonderful treat-
accorded our men, by the French
rs and students.
Methodsts to Give Socal

ere will be a social given Friday
t at 8:15 o'clock at the Methodist
ch. A program has been arrang-
nd refreshments will be served.
chment men and summer school
ents are especially invited.

Government Will Help Keep Students
in Universities by Draft Regulations

Just what will be done under the
new draft law with the young men 18
years old and above now in colleges,
or contemplating entering this fall,
has not been announced by theI
War department. President Hutch-
ins, however, in response to a tele-
gram to the bureau in Washington
which is seeking to encourage young
men to enter college this fall, has
received the following communica-
"Unauthorized but essentially cor-
rect statement of War department's
revised plan for S. A. T. C. is be-
ing sent you by mail. See David Law-
rence's article in the New York Even-
ing Post. Plan involves active serv-
ice on pay. Clearly stated to mili-
tary committee of Ihouse 'and sen-
ate. No published opposition has de-
David Lawrence in the New York
Evening Post has the following to
"The War department has under
consideration a plan to meet the
whole situation. Since it is before
Lieut. Gen. March, chief of staff of
Composed of Stars Coached by Former
Dartmouth College Baseball
Company D's all-star baseball team,
composed of players who are classed
as professional or semi-professional,
will cross bats with the City team at
3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at West
Park. Members of Company D were
recently detailed to Ann Arbor from
Valparaiso, Ind.
The coach for the signal corps men
is a veteran in the game, having had
three years' experience with the Dart-
mouth Varsity team. Coach Young
has been giving his men daily prac-
tices and expects to make a splendid
showing Sunday. The line-up of the
team, together with the teams they
were formerly members of, is as fol-
Hutchinson, c, Milwaukee, American
Association; Betzel, p., Minneapolis,
American Association; McCabe, p.,
Eddy Plank's team; Wotton, p., Max-
well Co., Detroit; Walker, s.s., Nolan,
1 b. Galbraith, 1. f., and Walkotten c.
f Willis Knight, Toledo; Philips, 3 b.,
Central league; Schumaker, copper
country league; and Preston, r.f., Kal-
The first real practice game will
be held Saturday afternoon at West
Park. Company D is scheduled to
play Company A at that time. The
outcome of this preliminary game will
largely determine the nature of the
game to be played Sunday afternoon.
Captain leKruif
to Return to Front
Captain Paul H. DeKruif, who re-
turned from France in June to work
on gas gangrene serum in the Uni-
versity laboratories, will return to the
front early in September with a large
quantity of the serum, .which is now
being manufactured on a large scale.
He will go.immediately to the front,
where he will be stationed probably
'permanently, engaged in the treat-
ment of gas gangrene.}

the army, the details cannot be dis-
closed, but the general consensus of
opinion among those who have been
working on the problem - military
men as well as educators-is that the
colleges must be preserved in order
to furnish the army with officer ma-
To Furnish Aid
"Plans that amount to government
aid for colleges while the War de-
partment uses their facilities are very
likely to be adopted. The War de-
partment views the question now so
much from the side of conservation
of the country's educational machin-
ery for after the war, but fundamen-
tally and primarily from the de-
mands of military necessity. , Medical
students, dentists, engineers, and oth-
ers engaged in scientific specialties
are too inportant to the army to be
cut off in the middle of their courses.
"In a general way, the plan seems
more likely to be this: A boy of 17
now in college on reaching the age
of 18 would register either in his
home town or with the local draft
bifrd in the district where the college
is located. Through the university
or college in which he is matriculat-
ed, however, arrangements would be
made to induct the young man into
the military service of the United
States promptly on his registration.
and he would be assigned to the mili-
tary training unit which has been
placed in that college by the govern-
ment. He would therefore pass from
the jurisdiction of any local draft
board to the military commander at
the college or university where he had
enrolled. He would be permitted to
continue certain academic' courses,
and would live in his college dormi-
tory, but he would be required to keep
a certain mark in both his military
and academic studies. Whether he
could stay until he was 19 or 20, and
thus have two years of education, will
depend largely on the phraseology of
the new law, as well as the situation
on the western front, but there prob-
ably will be a flexible system introduc-
ed which will make it possible to take
students from the colleges every quar-
ter of a year as soon as it is apparent
that they are fitted to be commis-
sioned officers or just plain privates.
To Fill Places
"But if the government draws a
certain quota of students from the
colleges to make them officers or pri-
vates, how will thercolleges be able
to keep going? ere it is contem-
plated to put into operation the dem-
ocratic idea. The various National
army detachments where boys of 18
will have been enrolled who were
not in the colleges but who had a
high school education will be can-
vassed to obtain .students to fill the
places left by those who had gradu-
ated into officers' training camps. The
government, in other words, would
contract with the universities and
colleges for subsistence and instruc-
tion and pay the bills. Every boy of
18 on being inducted into the military
service would receive pay from the
government, a 'portion of which may
later be used to meet the expenses of

The number of women enrolled
in the University this summer
* was 530, compared with 434 last
* year. The enrollment of men, as
* could be expected, is much less
* than last year, there having been
* only 774 against 1,058 in 1917. The
* total enrollment this summer was
* 1,304, and in 1917 1,449.
* The greatest losses have been
* in the professional colleges and
* graduate school. The College of
* Literature, Science and Arts gain-
* ed 60 students, while nearly every
* other college reports losses. The
* special war courses held up en-
rollment to some extent, particu- *
* larly in the engineering school, *
where 50 women were enrolled in *
o the drafting courses. The Law*
* school only had 32 students this *
* summer compared with 82 in *
1917. The graduate school drop, *
* ed from 130 men and 97 women *
* in 1917 to 66 men and 83 women *
* this year.
\ 5
Sergeant Kreiger Calls Meeting of
Men This Morning in the
Members of the third detachment
will have a band of approximately 29
pieces. Lester Kreiger, battalion sup-
ply sergeant, is in charge of the or-
ganization. The first meeting of the
band men was held at 11 o'clock this
morning at Barbour gymnasium.
It was contemplated to have a band
in the second training detachment,
but the work of organization began
too late to obtain any definite results.
This time the men will begin to hold
regular practice periods at the start
of their' training in the University. The
men who were ordered to report at the
first meeting were:
Company A: Elbert Schroeder, Ed-
gar Devol, Arthur D. Currah, Fran-
chini, Rese Hulett, Linsenmayer, John
Hohnson, Wayne Robinson, Sebtstin
Weber, and Lisle aBrks.
Company B: Sergeant Ruch,
Glenn Bradley, George Jones, al-
treider, Russell lin, rson Grover,Ar-
temus Seiple, eGorge Tew Emil L.
Brundage, Justus Mattson, Carl Lesch,
and B. E. Hughey.
Company C: Sergeant Miller, Hel-
ler, C. W. Dustan, and Jaedecke.
Company D: L. M. Cauble, D. M.
Reid, and Wollerman
More than 200 technical books are
at the disposal of the members of the
third training detachment in the En-
gineering library, in the Engineering
'building. The list of titles includes
'everything from information on mo-
tors to bibliographies of noted 'engi-
At the present time there have not
been many visitors to the library
among the army mechanics. The It-

brary is open from 2 to 4 o'clock every
afternoon, and from 6:30 to 9:30
o'clock every night.
Members of the last detchment were
frequent visitors to the library, de-
spite the fact that a large number of
technical books were sold at the
army canteens.

Will Register Probably September 10;
Enter Corps Near End of
Entrance into the Students' army
training corps will be by induction
after registration, and according to in-
formation received this morning by
President Harry B. Hutchins from
Washington registration will be held
probably September 10. Secretary of
War Newton D. Baker has approved
the amended selective service act
which is expected to be passed to-
morrow and full details of the policy
of the government towards the uni-
versities, with suggestions, will be
sent as soon as practicable.
Every man who enters the student
army will do so by voluntary induc-
tion, as there will be no enlistments.
The change in plans which will in-
volve the calling of men 18 to 21
years earlier than previously estimat-
ed will require re-adjustment of mili-
tary training plan and academic work
regulations, and regulations and sug-
gestions regarding this phase of the
work will be mailed to colleges and
universities as soon as they can be
made ready after the bill is passed.
Uniforms, ordnance, and all other
supplies will be furnished by the gov-
ernment and sent direct. It is ex-
pected that the corps will receive ap-
proximately the same equipment as
is issued to the men in the National
and regular armies. 'J
Dean Mortimer E. Cooley, regional
director of the corps, wired the gov-
ernment as to whether boys not high
school graduates could be admitted to
institutions possessing students army
units. Intimations have come from
Wisconsin that some of the colleges
in that state have made plans to make
such enrollments in. order to keep
boys out of active service as long as
possible. The government's reply'to
the query is that If provisional regu-
lations are adopted as final that such
colleges will be liable to have their
training units removed.
Selecting len to
Train as Officers
Three per cent. of the men in the
third training detachment may be rec-
ommended to attend the infantry offi-
cers' training canps and an unlimited
number recommended for the artillery
and machine gun officers' training
camps, according to information re-
ceived by Captain Ralph H. Durkee
from thecommanding general of the
central division. Previously there was
an order that only two per cent. of the
command could be recommended to
either of these three branches.
The present offer opens up a new
field for the men in the detachment.
Any man showing exceptional ability
along these particular lines will be
given an opportunity to attend one of
the camps. The recommendations
must leave the city tomorrow. The
men are now being selected.
The infantry officers' training camp
is at Camp Hancock, Ga., Camp Pike,
Ark., and Camp Lee, Ky., while the

artillery officers' training camp is lo-
cated at Camp Taylor Ky. A number
of men who were in the ,second train-
ing are now in one or more of these


educating him, though this feature of
the plan has not been worked out..
Chance for Poor
"Thus boys not now in colleges will
have the opportunity to get a part of
a college -c'ourse, at least those
branches of the curriculum which
they would need to become officers.
The poor man's son who could not
afford to go to college on account of
the tuition fee will now be able to
enter for a brief period, provided he
has attended the public schools and
(Continued on Page Four)

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