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VOL. X. No. 16


$120,000,000 SURPLUS

See What's Hers!
Stove Leaguers
Are Out Again

E. Mortimer Shuter, Director, Provides
Broadway Production Material
For Entertainment


Refuses to Indicate Nature of Reply;
Amendment Considered Possible
Cause of Trouble
Washington, July 30. - The house
resolution calling on him to place on
sale, without delay, the $120,000,000
food surplus held by the war depart-
mnent, was before Secretary Baker
The secretary refused to indicate
what the nature of his reply would
be, but the fact that the resolution
was amended to provide that the sur-
plus be cut .up into shape for parcel
post distribution was believed by of-
ficials of the department to present a
serious problem.'
The cost of such an undertaking,
and the time that would be con-
sumed, they contended, would make
it practically impossible to carry out
Ohe request of the resolution.
In the meantime the department ap-
peared to be getting rid of its sur-
plus foods rapidly. Bids for some
40,000,000 cans of vegetables, aggregat-
ing $3,000,000, or practically 80 per
cent of their original cost to the gov-
ernment, have been received, and 249
awards already made.
Also the department has announced
that it will put 14,362,000 cans of
corn, 18,160,000 cans of peas, 2,949,-
000 cans of stringed beans and 7,900,-
000 cans of baked beans on the domes-
tic market at once, in carload lots,
"to be sold to anyone willing to pay
a price acceptable to the war depart-
Also 76,000,000 pounds of sugar are
to be disposed of through transfer to
the sugar equalization board at Chi-

(By Whozzat)
"Hey, Skinny! C'mon over 'n be a
nut. They're gonna organize a sum-
mer stove league."
The first regularly organized Stove
league that has ever braved a Mich-
igan summer is in full swing on the.
University of Michigan campus.
Defying the wave of derision that
greeted its inaugural the Stove league
has gone steadily ahead, and sporting
records of all kinds are now being
raked over the coals of the league at
weekly meetings.
Some critics hint that the extremely
hot weather of the past few weeks has
affected the minds of the leaders in
the league. -Other scoffers hold it is
only what might be expected as a
result of transporting veterans of the
A. E. F. 'direct from the streets of
Paris to the barren wastesoftthe
Ann Arbor campus.
Heap Much Prosperity
Whatever the cause of its origin,
the Stove league is prospering, and
its officials admit that its influence is
already being felt in big league
At Wednesday night's meeting dis-
cussion centered upon Detroit's
chance to win the American league
pennant. After a lively discussion the1
league decided to throw its entire
support to Jennings' men.
Bill Smith, secretary of the Stove1
league,, suggested that the baseball
scores of former years might prove
of aid to the Detroit team and with,
that idea in mind presented the fol-
lowing resolution:

With 20 men reporting for the Uni-
versity Rifle team tryouts held yester-
day afternoon at the range south of
the city, prospects are bright for a
Michigan squad's shooting in the na-
tional matches next month at Cald-
well, N. J. Maj. C. E. Wilson, who is
in charge of the tests, stated last night
that the tryouts would continue for
the next two weeks, and urged that
more contestants enter. The scores of
Wednesday's shoot follow:
Mason, 98; Simpson, 93; Gilmore,
92; Sargent, 88; Klager, 85; Van De-
man, 79; Kendall, 78; Goodale, 71;
Douglas, 66; Rolls, 64; Rubley, 57;
Littlefield, 24; and Orr, 17. Sterling,
Ilgenfritz, Hayden, Erickson, Wilson,
and others were also "plugging the
bull," but their scores were not re-
If a University team can be picked,

about 20 men in all will be taken to
Caldwell, this number including both
the state and University representa-
tives. Twelve contestants are requir-
ed on each team, but by having some
of the University men who are already
on the state team shoot also for the
University it will be possible to form
two aggregations out of a minimum
number of riflemen.
Tryouts will be held again Saturday
afternoon, at which time 500-yard fir-
ing will be in order. Yesterday trials
conissted of 200-yard rapid fire shoot-
Because of the demand for the range
by men trying out for the University
team, Prof. J. R. Hayden and his as-
sistants, Walter M. Simpson and
George W. Gilmore, will be at the
range at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morn-
ing to take care of men who come out
merely for instruction or practice.

With rehearsals being held every
night in the Old Union building, the
Summer Spotlight show of the Mich-
igan Union is rapidly rounding into
shape for the production next Thurs-
day night in Hill auditorium.
A company of winter session men,
participants in one or more previous
Union shows, is quickly learning the
new songs and jokes which E. Morti-
mer Shuter, director, brought from
New York particularly for this show.
The first half of thewentertainment
will be a minstrel show, and it is for
this portion that Mr. Shuter has pro-
vided the new songs and jokes.
When wired by Homer Heath, sec-
retary of the Union, that a summer
show was to be given, and invited to
come to Ann Arbor to direct it, Mr.
Suter immediately called upon sever-
al of his friends who were connected;
with new Broadway productions, and
obtained permission to bring some of
their successful material here for the
Union show. Out of these songs and
jokes he has woven a minstrel show
that is expected to exceed in tuneful-
ness and mirth provoking qualities1
anything that has ever been produced
on the campus before, in a Summer
The second part of the show will
consist of vaudeville acts, put on by
campus talent. During the winter
there are always several showsof this
character held in Hill auditorium,
and some very good acts are always
exhibited. A sufficient number of menl
who have participated in these en-
tertainments is on the campus thisr
summer to assure the success of this
portion of the entertainment.
Proceeds from the show will be ap-
plied on the subscription of the Mich-
igan Union to the American Univer-
sity Union in Paris, where a hotel
was kept open for the use of Ameri-
can university men in the city during
the war. Quarters and recreation
were furnished. The Michigan Union
donated large sums to its upkeep,
which had to be taken from the regu-
lar revenue. The money collected atT
the door will go to make up these
losses. Tickets will cost 35 cents.

Police Drawing Cordon Around Soui
Side Negro Area; Outbreaks
Widely Seatt'ered




July 31
5 p. m.--The Effect'of the War on Sec-
ondary Schools, Prof. C. O. Davjs.
8 p. .in-Educational motion pictures.j
August 1
5 p. m.-Ancient Athletic Sports and
Festivals (Illustrated), Prof. A. R.
8 p. m.-Reading-Barrie's The Will,
Mr. L. Eich (University hall).
August 2
5:30 a. m.-Excursion to Put-in-Bay,
Lake Erie, under the direction of
Prof. I. D. Scott, via Michigan Cen-
tral railroad to Detroit and steamer
to Put-in-Bay.
August 4
5 p. m.--La France et l'Amerique
pendant et apres la Guerre (in
French), Prof. Hugo P. Thieme.
8 p. m.-The Yangtse Gorges and Be-
yond (illustrated), Dr. C. E. Thomp-
kins, of Fuchau, China.
August 5
5 p. m.-The Origin and Nature of
Color in Plants (Illustrated), Prof.
H. Kraemer.
8 p. m.-The Care of the Injured Sold-
le with Special Reference to the
Blind and Deaf, Prof. W. R. Parker.
August 6
5 p. m.-The British General Election
of 1918, Prof. R. M. Wenley.
8 p. m.-Concert. Faculty of the Uni-
versity School of Music (Hill audi-
Augut 7
5 p. m.-Where Are We Coming Out in
Vocational Education? Prof. G. E.
8 p. m.-Educational motion pictures.

Ye Resolution 4
"Whereas, in the year 1866, the
University of Michigan's first baseball
team played three games, to-wit: with
the city teams of Ann Arbor, two
games, and with Jackson, one game;
"And whereas, the scores of these
three games totalled 107 for Michigan
to 57 for her opponents;
"And, furthermore, whereas, these
scores might prove of benefit to the
Detroit Baseball Club in the 1919 pen-
nant race,
"Therefore, Be It Resolved,
"That the scores of these games be
forwarded to Manager Jennings, the
same to be used during the present
invasion of the east. The scores of
the individual games were 33 to 11,
13 to 5, and 61 to 41."
Mr. Smith Orates
Questioned regarding the unusual
offer made by the Stove league, Bill
Smith, league secretary, made the fol-
lowing statement:
"Our principal idea is one of con-
servation. The league is heartily in
accord with the government in this
matter. Michigan's baseball scores
have lain unused for many years. It
is time something was done with them.
"For several years prices in all
lines have been advancing steadily,
and baseball games have been no ex-
ception to the rule. We must cut
down expenses. There is great need
of conservation. It is high time we
began using up our old baseball

Doubles Tourney
In Semi-inals
Play in the doubles tournament
moved into the semi-final round Wed-
nesday when Merkle and Munz de-
feated Merry and Theumissen in
straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. By this victory
the first named pair won the right to
play the winners of the lower half of
the playing list for the doubles cham-
Merkel and Munz have won four
matches in the doubles play, and with
the exception of their first ' round
match, have won each time in straight
sets. It is still impossible to pick the
team that will oppose the upper half
pair in the finals, as play among the
lower half contestants has progressed
more slowly.
Had Start
Fischer and Bassett fought their
way into the semi-finals by defeating
Kyser and Akers. They got away to
a bad start, losing the first set, 3-6.
They found their game in the second
set, however, and won handily, 6-2, 6-0.
Fischer and Bassett will play the win-
ners of the only preliminary round
match that remains unplayed: Breakey
and Sanchez meet Clippert and Par-
sons in the last third round match
which must be played by Saturday
The winner will play Fischer and
Bassett in the semi-finals, and the
winner of the semi-final will face Mer-
kel and Munz in the championship
match. The finals will be played for
best three out of five games.
But three games remain to be play-
ed in the third round of the singles
tournament, and they must be com-
pleted this week. Fourth round play
will begin immediately so that the
semi-final round can be completed
next week.
Error in Recording
Owing to an error in recording the
results of a preliminary match, Sham-
baugh was given credit for defeating
Breakey. Breakey not only won from
Shambaugh, but defeated Fullaway as
yell, winning his into the fourth round.
He will play the winner of the Har-
bert-Huber match for the honor of rep-
resenting the upper quarter of the
singles panel in the semi-finals.
Angell defeated Baer,6-3, 3-6, 6-1, in
the third round, and is bracketed with.
Merkel in the fourth round. On their
showing in the tournament to date,
this should be one of the best matches
yet played. Merkel won his way into
the fourth round by defating Shartel
in three sets.
Munz Still In
Munz, Merkel's partner in, the dou-
bles, also survived the third round of
singles, defeating Moulthrop easily,
6-1, 6-1. Munz's fourth round oppon-
ent has not yet been- determined, the
Bowers-Fischer match not yet having
been played.
Sanchez defeated Clippert, 6-3, 8-6,
6-2, and will play the winner of the
Worth-Beddow match, in the fourth
round. Many tournament players are
already picking Merkel and Munz and
(Continued on Page Four),

"MIan From Five
Rivers" Says -
(H. H. H.)
K. Singh, of the Punjab, India, who
is attending the University this sum-
mer with the intent of eventually
gaining the Medical Doctor's degree,
will someday return to his own peo-
ple to live athd practice his profession
among them. Punjab, as he will tell'
you, is a district in the northern part
of India, the name being the Persian
for "Five Rivers." Five' rivers in that
region join to form the Indus.
Only a year and a half ago this man
landed in San Francisco. Yet he
speaks fluent and vivid English, his
vioice having intonations that even
enrich our tongue. "English?" he
laughed. "No, it was not hard for me
to learn. I do not have the least idea
how I came into the English lan-
The Man from the Five Rivers-for
he asked not to make mention of his
name--did not remain long on the
western coast "Fewe and fewer of
my people are to be found in Cali-
fornia," he said. When. asked his first
impressions of San Francisco he shook
his head, replying rather sadly, "I can
scarcely answer. My people are not
always treated well. It is not all the
Americans' fault; many that come
over are ignorant and probably in the
way. 'They are often refused admit-
tance to hotels and restaurants."
"His People"
There was a light in his eyes when-
ever he spoke of "his people." They
are the native eyes-the eyes of poet,
dreamer, benefactor, scientist, all
combined. Would the East and the
West ever meet? He could not tell.
But this he knew, the Orient was good
to live in. Americans know how to
make money, Americans are very
wonderful; but in India people are
kind and hospitality is rife. No one
is ever turned away from a door with-
out food or lodging.
"What characteristics do your peo-
ple possess that Americans do not?"
was asked.
Hindus Spiritualists
"Spirituality," he answered. "Every-
thing is materialism here. That is
your great incentive. In India men
often forsake wealth. Buddha was a
prince, but he left it all." His reply
was picturesque; all the meaning of
the Orient was in it. Then he added,
meditatively, "I often wonder at
Americans coming to India to teach
us spirituality."
There are more religions in India
than in any other country of the
world. He spoke of the Sikh, which
is only about 450 years old, and to
which cult he himself belongs. The
turban is significant only as a cover-
ing for the hair; no hair, according to
the Hindu belief, should ever be cut.
On his right wrist is a thin iron brace-
let, delicately wrought. That too has
a meaning; it must never be removed.
Reminder Against Sin
"If I were to commit a sin," he ex-
plained, "my right hand would be in
(Continued on Page Four)

Chicago, July 30. - The sate troo
were ordered from the armories I
night to various points regarded
danger centers in the race riots. =
quests for the troops was made to A
jutant-General Dickson by May
The decision to use troops to patir
the dangerous parts of the trou
zoie was taken as a precautiona
measure, after Adjutant General Dic
son had made a round of the Son
Side Negro district and Its enviro
Situation More Serious
He said the situation was more s
rious than it had been 24 hours b
Yore. It was deemed necessary at ti
time the mayor asked for the trool
to proclaim martial law. Wheth
Governor Lowden was prepared
take that step was not made know
It seemed to be generally believed th
placing the militiamen on patrol da
would prevent further serious riotin
With four deaths and a score of pe
,sons wounded or beaten in continu
rioting today between the whites ai
Negroes, the police tonight were dra'
Ing a tight cordon about the South Si
Negro area and other outlying se
itions where Negroes are segregated.
Scattered Outbreaks
Today's outbreaks were widely sca
tered. Of the four deaths, all of whit
were the result of shooting, two we
,shot today, the other two having be
wounded in the rioting of Monday at
Tuesday nights.
Tonight tlie official death list fi
four days showed 30, of whom
were Negroes, two unidentified, and
whites, one unidentified.
A second attempt by rioting whit
to burn a Negro home was succes
ful today when a two-story fran
house in Englewood, far south of ti
main black belt, was burned to ti
ground. None of the several Neg:
families who lived in the building wi
All fled so quickly from the bull
ing that the police were unable
question ,them concerning the ince:
All students intending to take ti
excursion trip to Put-in-Bay Islan
August 2, are asked to commdhica
at once with either Prof. I. D. Scott
Mr. F. W. Frostic of the geology at
geography department.
This excursion will leave on speci
interurban cars at 6:10 o'clock Satu
day morning from the waiting roo
on Huron street. From Detroit tl
trip to the island is made on tE
steamer Put-in-Bay, a modern bo
having a capacity of 3,500 passenger
The boat leaves Detroit at 9 o'clo
and makes the 80-mile lake trip:
three hours and fifteen minutes.
Leaving at 4:30 o'clock it giv
ample time to see the many interes
ing points on the island, among whii
are shore features, caves, glacier'wwo:
portions, and fruit growing sectio
Special cars will await the arriv
of the boat kn Detroit and convey t
party to Ann Arbor. The fare for t
trip is $1.98. A. small admission
charged to the caves, and in additi
meals must be provided. -

Brussels, July 30.-A proposal made
in the Chamber by a Socialist Deputy
that the huge Belgian lion on the
battlefield of Waterloo, marking the
defeat of Napoleon in 1815, be turned
about so that the head of the lion
would face the north, and away from
France, after the ratification of peace
with Germany, has met with opposi-
tion by the Finance Minister.
He contended that the monument
recalled one of the greatest events in
history and that it held no hostile
significance toward France. It form-
ed as much a part of English history
as of French, and other monuments in
Belgium would be raised to commem-
orate the great war.

"One of the crimes of the war was
the drafting of men for army service
who were physically unfit, and who
later occupied beds in hospitals in
France," said Dr. James F. Breakey,
formerly a major in the medical corps
in the United States army in his ad-
dress "Some Phases of War Surgery,"
Tuesday evening.
"Many men who had been turned
down for physical disability were af-
terward drafted," he continued, "and
these occupied beds which were need-
ed for wounded soldiers. The French
hospitals had insufficient help. I have
seen men die on the operating table,
not because the operation was not a
successful one, but because the anes-
thetic had been improperly given.
Many times a surgeon would work en-
tirely alone.
Dr. Breakey described the situation
after the battle of Chateau Thierry as
being almost hopeless had it not been
for the excellent arrangements of the
hospitals. The wounded men poured
in, forcing the doctors to work all
night long with but four hours off for
rest and food.
The speaker paid a fine tribute to
American soldiers: "They made the
most satisfactory patients we had.
They complained only when nothing
happened; when they were suffering
terribly they said nothing."

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