SNOW OR RAIN
MICHIGAN EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY!
DAY AND NIGHT WIRE
XXVIII. No. 16. ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1917. PRICE THREE CENTS
LOAN AND M.A.C.
TEAM, COACHES, AND BAND WILL
BE THERE TO LEND ,THEIR
MEETING TO BENEFIT
Program 4ade Up of Cheers, Music,
and Tals eiected to Produce
LOCAL DRAFT BOARD
Number of Prominent Citizens Called
for Testimony on Rumored
Rumors of irregularities in the cer-
tification and discharge of men by the
local draft board are being investi-
gated on request of some of the board
members themselves, by Prosecuting
Attorney Lehman and Judge Doty.
It is said that a number of Ann
Arbor's prominent citizens will be
called to testify before the secret ses-
sion of the grand jury which began
The jury will endeavor to trace the
rumors to source and prosecute in
case they are without grounds or, if
claims against the draft board can be
ANTI- LOAN WORKERS
U -BOATERS MUTINY
WITH RUSS FLEET
SUPERIOR GUN RANGE FORCES
SLAVES TO FALL BACK
SINKS VESSEL, SLAVIA
Germans and Austrians Battle Each
Other Near Polo; Both Sides
Lose Many Men
(BZ Associate Press)
Contingents of the Russian fleet,
in all about 20 warships of various
classes, apparently are bottled up in
Moon Sound with a cordon of German
warships barring their egress north-
ward back into the Gulf or Finland,
J. A. MOSENFELDER '17
Position Vacant on Board In Control
Is Filled at Meet-
SMASH FOR' LIBERTY LOAN QUOTA
AT FINISH OF CAMPAIGN YESTERDAY
Harry Tuthill, according to rumors,
wore a saddened face all day yester-
day because the Daily did not men-
tion him among the notorities who
were going to be present at the joint
Liberty loan and M. A. C. pep meet-
ing at promptly 7:30 o'clock this eve-
ning in Hill auditorium. In spite of
the error Tut will be there with his
proteges, the Varsity; and occupy re-
served seats on the main floor.
All men presenting athletic books
will be admitted on the first floor. No
special coupon will be taken up but
no one who can not show his book will
be allowed on this floor.
The first balcony has been reserv-
ed for the women of the campus and
town. The second balcony will be
open to all. Any one wishing to at-
* Who-Everybody. *
* What-Liberty loan and M. A. C. *
* pep meeting. *
* Where-Hill auditorium. *
* When-Tonight at 7:30 o'clock *
* sharp. *
* Why-To teach Michigan men *
* Michigan spirit. *
tend the mass meeting and not being
eligible to sit upon either of the other
levels will be welcome in these seats.
"Skee" Poliski with an assistant or
two will be upon the job and lead the
yells. Some of the yells submitted in
,The Daily Liberty loan contest will
probably be tried at this meeting.
Pictures of the Varsity squad will
be flashed upon the screen.. The
words "Goodbye Germany," which
"Bud" Hamilton is going to teach the
crowd will 'also be, thrown on the
The program which will be short
and snappy, is somewhat as follows:
"Varsity," by the Band, introduction of
Judge George P. Codd who will pre-
side, Prof. Robert M. Wenley on the
M. A. C. side of the meeting, "The
Victors," by the band.
Edward Shields, who lives near
'them, will follow this selection telling
all about the Aggies. "Bud" Hamilton
will be next with his hit "Goodbye
Germany," Frederick Fenton, the
speaker for the Liberty loan section
of the program, will speak just before
the singing of the "Yellow, and'Blue,"
by the audience, accompanied by the
Those in charge of the meeting
promise a rare treat in Mr. Fenton
and say they have saved the best for
C. Philip Emery, business manager
of 'lhe Daily, is chairman of the com-s
mittee on arrangements with P. G.
Bartleme of the AthleticT association,
George Hurley, president of the Mich-
igan Union, Clarence Hart, of the Stu-
dent council, and Irving S. Ellison, '18,
as associate members.
Harold Easley Chairman Union Dance
Harold Easley, 118L, has been ap-
pointed general chairman of all Mich-
igan Union dances. Easley's term of
office includes the first part of this
GOVERNMENT TO PUNISH
PRA- and to south into the Gulf of Riga.
Brave, but outclassed by reason of
Washington, Oct. 18.- The govern-
ment set in motion today the machin-
ery to apprehend and punish pro-Ger-
man workers who have started an or-
ganized campaign in more than a doz-
en states to defeat the Liberty loan.
Secretary McAdoo authorized the is-
suance of a statement calling upon
the banks upon which German' pres-
sure has been brought to bear in an
effort to induce them not to aid the
loan, to report the circumstances to
him and promising to prosecute to the
limit of the law the "disloyal and
traitorous persons" making such at-
tempts at intimidation.
Department of justice officials also
began an investigation into the work-
ings of the alleged supporters with
a view to prosecution where justified
under the espionage and other laws
dealing with seditious attempts to
thwart the government war purposes.
The nation's answer to the abortiye
efforts as to the pro-German cam-
paign was the greatest single day's
subscriptions since the campaign
started. Officials estimatb that near-
y $1,750,000,000 of the loan has been
subscribed, and' prospects of heavy
sales are reported for the closing days
of the drive. Reports to the treas-
ury from many sections indicate that
the alleged plot has not only failed,,
but has resulted in stimulating sub-
scriptions where the conspirators
were most active.
superior gun range, the Russians gave
battle to the Germans and attempted
to force back the enemy at Oesel
Standing far outside the shell zone
of the Russians, however, the guns of
the German dreadnaughts sank the
battleship Slava, and so badly damag-
ed other units that the Russian flotilla
was forced to seek refuge in Moon
Sound,-lying between Moon Island and
the Esthonia coast.
Immediately seeing their advantage,
the Germans, according to the latest
German official communication, began
intensive operations against Moon Is-
land, hammering its Eastern shore
batteries until they were silenced and
also attacking the Russians again on
the mainland, putting them out of ac-
tion. Moon Island was captured and
the Russians took ref ige inside of
Moon Sound. The majority of the crew
of the Slava were save+by Russian
torpedo boats when th . vessel took
its final plunge.
With this advantage af the German
naval forces over the Russians, how-
ever,, comes news of fresh disaffection
in the German fleet and also of a
mutiny in the Austrian fleet in the
Adriatic and bitter feelings between
the German and Austrian seamen in
German sailors at Osend are report-
ed to have refused to go abord sub-
marines for duty and to have throwr
overboard one of their 'officers.
In the Adriatic the Austrian seamen
have mutinied owing. to ill treatment
by their officers and the bad food
served to them. The bittefness of
feeling between the Geilndi and Aus-
trian seamen at Pola, Austria's naval
base in the Adriatic resulted in a fight
in which men on both sides were kill-
On land there has been no battle
of noteworthy importance.
IN FAVOR OF SON
Application for New Second Class Per-1
mit Made at Post-
Eugene Helber, editor of the
Washtenaw Post, a paper published in
this city, which was denied the use
of the mails for alleged expression of
Pro-German sentiments, has an-
nounced that he will retire in favor of
his son, James.-
Application has been made to the
local postoffice by the Post for a new,
second class permit for use of the,
James.Helber was recently dismis-
sed from the position of deputy in the
state food and dairy inspection serv-
ice, it is said, for unpatriotic utter-
John A. Mosenfelder, '17, instructor
in rhetoric and journalism, was yes-
terday appointed'by the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications to act as
critic for The Michigan Daily for the
Mr. Mosenfelder succeeds Mr. Ly-
man Bryson, '10, who held the position
for the 1916-17 Daily.
The board has chosen Joseph Dar-
nall, '18M, to fill one of its two vacant
positions left open by the failure of
Glenn M. Coulter, '18L, and Howard
S. Taylor, '18E, to return to school.
FOR MINING REIENTS
15,000 DRAFTED MINERS WOULD
OFFER THEMSELVES TO SER-
Washington, Oct. 18.- Organization
of coal mining regiments from miners
already in the national army for ser-
vice in France is under consideration
by Secretary of War Baker.
To ascertain whether such units
would be acceptable in view of
France's delicate labor problems, in-
formal negotiations are being con-
ducted between American government
officials and members of the French
National army men would be as-
signed to the mining regiments only
on a voluntary basis, but government
officials in touch with unions believe
most of the 15,000 miners taken on
the first draft call would offer them-
selves for the special service. The
plan does not contemplate withdraw-
ing any men from civil employment.
HUNS MARK DR.COOK
Police Captain Testifies Conspiracy
Money Was Forewarded by
Chicago, Oct. 18.-Dr. Frederick A.
Cook, the Arctic explorer, and a crew
of x9 sailors were among those mark-
ed for assissination by the leaders di-
recting the alleged plot to foment a
"evolution in India to embarrass Great
Britia In the war.
So ;n the testimony given by Suk-
upar Chatterji, a Hindu priest in fed-
eral court today at the trial of Gus-
tav K. Jacobson, wealthy real estate
dealer and his three co-defendants
charged with the conspiracy. Whole-
sale murder and the kidnapping of
numerous persons was part of the
program outlined, the witness testi-
fied. This part of the plot he said
was revealed to him in Manilla by
George Paul Boehm one of the de-
Thomas J. Tuney, actig captain of
New York police department, testi-
fied to a confession made to him by
Heramba Gupta in New York in March
of this year. "He told me that Cap-
tain von Tapen, the military attache
of German Ambassador in the United
States, paid him between $15,000 and
$16,000," said Mr. Tuney. "He told me
the head qarters of the conspiracy
was in Berlin."
Sophomore Lits Nominate Officers
Sophomore lits nominated the fol-
lowing candidates for the positions of,
class officers at a class meeting held
in University hall last evening: Presi-;
dent, D. A. Fortes, R. R. Manwarring;
vice-president, Beatrice Hagenf, Elsie
L. Erley; secretary, Mildred D. Pot-
ter, Marguerite Chapin; treasurer, H.
R. Slusser, C. B. Stegnor; oratorical:
delegate, women, Jessie L. Metcalf,
Dorothy Williams; men, R. A. For-
sythe, H. G. Selby.
Going over the top with th
versity Liberty loan offensiv
The twelve highest subscr
Phi Kappa Psi.............
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
Total purchase to date .. $106,000
University's quota ....... 200,000
Faculty subscriptions .... 80,150
To beat Princeton's quota Michi-
gan has $294,000 yet to go.
BUT LACKING SUPPLIES
ARMY OPERATIONS HINDERED BY
SERIOUS COAL SHORT-
Washington, Oct. 18.-- Further de-
tails of Italy's serious condition while
her soldiers are pressing the Austri-
ans at the front, reached here today
in official dispacther.
Producing no coal within her own
territory, Italy depends for many of
her other supplies upon the outside
world, which now virtually means the
The situation is now so grave that
there .is almost no coal for private
consumption and few furnaces will be
lighted this Ninter in either Italian
hotels or private houses. Even mil-
itary operations are hindered.
IN HIGH PRICES
Retail Rates Increase While Those
of Wholesalers Decrease
Washington, Oct. 18.-Food Admin-
istrator Hoover announced today that
subject to the co-operation of the
farmers and retailers, the corner has
now been turned in ;high prices for
He said retail prices had not come
down to conform with wholesale re-
duction and that was a matter for
public sentiment to correct. The state-
ment says "the food administration
has no control of either the grower or
his organizations, nor of the great ma-
jority of retailers. The foundations
have been laid for regulation of the
intermediate trade and where these
regulations have come into force and
the trades are co-operating, consider-
able results are evident in the whole-
Mr. Ioover declared that the retail
price for' flur in nearly 800 cities on
Oct. 18 was from $1.50 to $2.00 per
barrel and are higher than is war-
ranted by the price being paid to mil-
lers. Concerning beef, he said, the
price at the packef's door is 141-2
cents per pound while the average re-y
tail price for round steak is 31 cents
a pound. Retail prices, he added, have;
really increased while wholesale
prices have decreased.
Women Working on Daily Successfult
Women working to lengthen theE
subscription lists of The Daily, haveE
run up a final score of 54. Kathrine
Kilpatrick, '19, has led the movements
to this successful conclusion.
Zeta Beta Tau ............
Alpha Delta Phi ....... ...
Phi Sigma Kappa .........
Chinese club ..............
Phi Gamma Delta .........
Alpha Sigma Phi.........
Delta Kappa Epsilon.....
Senior engineers ...........
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FACTULTY BOND PURCHASES TO
GO HIGHER IS OPIN.
FOR NEXT TUESDAY
"The Women Are Doing as Well as
the Men," Says Francis
University subscriptions to the Lib-
erty loan reached a total of $106,000
late last night.
Faculty bond purchases totaled $80,-
150 and student subscriptions amount-
ed to $25,850.
A rousing meeting of the 88 Uni-
versity campaign workers was held at
the Union last night, and it was de-
cided that after next Tuesday night
a general clean-up sweep by 50 men
would follow to clinch the drive.
Richey Reavill, '19L, will succeed Rob-
ert McDonald, '18L, who resigned as
one of the captains.
The faculty bond purchase will go
still higher in the opinion of the com-
mittee. Professors I. Leo Sharfman
and John C. Parker are managing the
Women Equaling Men
"The women are doing as well as
the men," said Mr. Francis Bacon, '02,
director of activities at the Union, and
general chairman of the University
Not content with saving to buy
bonds, and unwilling to make lack of
funds an excuse, many University
women are sacrificing their time and
turning their abilities to earning their
There is keen competition among
shoe-shining and hair-dressing estab
lishments in women's residences,
which promises to secure good serv-
ice and fair rates. Some are making
cakes and candies; one girl with mu-
sical ability is turning over all re-
ceipts from performancestoward her
loan, and another is doing Red Cross
knitting for those who are unable to
do their own.
Giving Up Suits
Some of the men enrolled in the
courses of military training have de-
cided to dispense with purchasing a
new fall school suit and put the money
into a Liberty bond. The uniforms
which will arrive shortly can be worn
on all occasions and are not limited
to the drill period.
"Students taking military training
may wear their uniforms whenever
they desire," said Lieut. George C.
Mullen, who is in favor of having the
military students save their money
for a bond instead of buying a fall
suit, when their uniforms will save
the same purpose."
Two more yells have been submitted
to The Daily contest which closes
Friday night. Winners are to be an-
nounced in Saturday's paper.
"One, two, three, four,
Three, two, one, four.
Who for, what for,
Who and what are we for.
U.-S.-A., and the Liberty Loan."
"Liberty Loan-Rah! Rah!
Liberty Loan-Rah! Rah
Megaphone yell leaders are asked to
report to the loan committee for work
leading Liberty yells at Ferry feld
Newberry residence yesterday aft-
ernoon was the scene of an en--
thusiastic session to promote the sale
of Liberty loan bonds among the wo-
en of the University.
Mildred Mighell, '18, made a stirring
appeal to the girls to take the cam-
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Two Scenarios Have
Turned Insand Time Limit
Only two scenarios for the annual
Michigan Union opera have been
turned in so far. More scenarios are
wanted for immediate inspection, as
the time limit expires within a com-
paratively short time.
The opera will be given this year
as in the past, and indications point
to "business as usual." Five perform-
ances, during the week of March 10,.
are scheduled for Ann Arbor, and
Battle Creek has booked two shows.
One of these has been reserved for
the soldiers at Camp Custer. Other
Michigan towns will probably' consti-
tute the balance of the itinerary.
Proposals nave been made o t he
ppresident of the Japanese chamber of
commerce that Japanese weavers and
textile operatives be sent to Paris to
operate mills that have closed owing
to a scarc':y if labor.
The new Dutch naval budget pro-
vides for the construction by Holland
of six submarines and 268 aeroplanes.]
registration story in yesterday's
erred in announcing the totals
ng for the entire year. The to-
ablished were up to Oct. 15 only.
MONSTER MASS MEETING,
M. A. C. and Liberty Loan Pep Fest
With Athitue Boobs
Free to All