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BEGIN TO STORE KNOWLEDGE
NOW FOR EDITORIAL WORK
Detroit News Staff Member Advises
Embryo Opinion Writers in
Lecture
"If you intend to become editorial
writers begin accumulating a great
variety of interests now," advised Mr
Lee Smits, of the Detroit News, to stu-
dents of journalism yesterday after-
noon.
"The man who can write upon the
widest range of subjects is the nlan
who is going to make the best success
as an editorial writer," continued Mr.
Smits. "Sooner or later everyone finds
that he can produce editorials from but
two or three channels of learning. It is
then that the writer would give any-
thing for just an idea for an editorial.

Kaiser's Number
Found at Last?
Statistielan Figures It At Six; War
To End In February,
He Believes
Has the kaiser's digit been discov-
ered?
Even the higher sciences of astrol-
ogy, necromancy, spiritualism and
palmistry cannot produce such a cur-
ious and uncanna sensation as the de-
duction of the kaisers number, name-
ly, six.
The kaiser is the man who started
the war. Serbia is the country where
the war started. There are six letters
in each of these words, and if writ-
ten together and divided in halves al-
so spell kaiser and Serbia.
KAI-SER
SER-BIA
The greatest man in France is
Joffre, commander at the Marne. Ap-
ply the same rule as above, obtaining:
JOF-FRE
FRE-NCH
Germany claims to be the most cul-
tured nation in the world, and this su-
perculture is called kultur. Turkey
has the least culture. By applying
the rule:
KUL-TUR
TUR-KEY
But how is the kaiser's number de-
ducted?
If the word kaiser is written with
each letter followed by the number
of its place in the alphabet, and after
these is placed the significant number
6, the result is:
K-116
A- 16
I- 96
5-196
E- 563
R-186
666
The kaiser's number.
Six times six equals 36, plus six,
equals 42 months.
When the kaiser started the war he
was 55 years and six months old, or
666 months, which again fixes thea kai-
ser's number. Having established this
fact, the chapter 13 of Revelations,
verses 4, 5, and 18, produce additional
information:
Verse 4. "And they worshiped the
dragon which gave power unto the
beast and they worshiped the beast
saying, "Who is like unto the beast?
Who is able to make war with him?"
Verse 5. "And there was given unto
him a' mouth speaking great things
and blasphemies, and power was given
unto him to continue forty and two
months."
Verse 18. "Here is wisdom. Let him
that hath understanding count the
number of the beast, for it is the num-
ber of a man and his number is six
hundred three score and six."
Therefore, by applying the above
information, the approximate date for
the termination of hostilities can be
inferred. The war started in August,
1914, plus 42 months, produces as an
answer, Februray, 1918.
Prof. W. W. Florer Lectures on Luther
Prof. Warren W. Florer of the Ger-
man department presented an illus-
trated talk on Martin Luther Sunday
night before the Students' society of
the Unitarian church. Esther C.
Cristanelli of the School of Music gave
a vocal solo.

The next of this series of lectures
which are open to the public will be
given next Sunday evening by Sotok-
ichi Katsuizumi on "Japan's Place on
the World."
Students Return To Complete Course
Fifteen students have returned to
the dental college from various army
cantonments to complete their courses
since the new rulings in regard to
drafted dental or medical students
have been in force. All dental stu-
dents have now been released from
the camps and more are expected to
return to the University dental col-
lege this week.
For group pictures call 0. F. Hoppe,
600. Kodak dept., Nickels Arcade.-
Adv.
Recreation makes for Efficiency.
"We try to treat you right." Huston
Bros.-Adv. tf.

||WILL TAXI RATES SOARI-,|

SENATE CHAIRMAN DECLARES
STUDENTS SHOULD COMBINE
AGAINST RAISE.
Editor, The Michigan Daily:
It is my duty, as chairman of the
Senate committee on student affairs,
to draw the attention of the Student
body to an ordinance, now under con-
sideration by the city council, regulat-
ing the taxi cab rates in this city. The
ordinance, which was drawn up and is
being pushed in the interests of the
taxi cab companies, is designed to in-
crease some of the present rates and
to legalize others which, in the opinion
of most patrons of, taxi cab service,
are illegal and extortionate. The stu-
dents of the University will be the
chief sufferers if this measure be-
comes a law, so it behooves them to
protest vigorously against its passage.
The city council, which is honestly
trying to do what is right in the mat-
ter, should be made fully cognizant of
every aspect of the question. The
students bring large revenues to the
city of Ann Arbor, and they have
a right to be heard in m'atters of local
government which affect living condi-
tions.
The question is not primarily wheth-
er the taxi cab companies can profit-
ably carry a passenger from the Mich-
igan Central depot to any point in the
city for 25 cents. Doubtless 35 cents
would be a fairer price If a real taxi
service were maintained. But when
the passenger may be crowded into a
Ford taxi with three or four strangers
and carried all over the town before
he is deposited on his own doorstep,
it may seem that he is paying well
for what he gets. It is difficult, too,
to see how the increased cost of tires
and repairs justifies the extra charge
of 25 cents per flight of stairs when a
trunk is delivered. In big cities like
New York and Chicago there Is a fixed
price for trunk delivery within cer-
tain zones, and the trunk must be car-
ried up as many flights as necessary
without extra charge. Doubtless an
extra charge is equitable; but is 25
cents per flight reasonable?
A few weeks ago I had occasion to
test the taxi service in Detroit. A
big powerful limousine carried five
of us from the Statler hotel to the
armory at 8 o'clock; the charge was
80 cents for the entire party. At 10:30
o'clock another car of the same type
came from the Ponchartrain to get us
and the charge from the armory to
the Statler hotel was again 80 cents.
At 11:15 o'clock a third big car took the
same five persons from the Statler to
the Michigan Central depot 'at a
charge of a dollar. Those who are
familiar with distances in Detroit may
compare this service to what we get
in Ann Arbor; and let them remember
that the tire and gasoline expense in
running one of those big cars is at
least two or three times that for a
Ford.
What the students and the city
council ought particularly to know is
that the proposed ordinance deliber-
ately discriminates against the student
body and against visitors to our city.
The taxi cab companies have been
operating under an old ordinance
passed in the -days of horse liveries.
When the taxi man found his interest
in adhering to this ordinance he ad-
hered to it; when he could do better
by ignoring it he declared that the or-
dinance was not intended for automo-
bile service. There are few residents
of this city of many years standing
who could not tell many tales of how
they or their visitors have been mulct-
ed by taxi drivers. Just a year ago,
on the day of the Pennsylvania game,
two guests of mine were on the point

of paying a driver 50'cents each for a
ride from the Michigan Central. I in
terferred and asked the driver by
what right he charged double fares:
He said those were his orders-double
fares on the day of a big game. When
I reported this at the office the pro-
prietor declared that the driver acted
without authority. This is a sample of
the treatment we have had to put up
with for years.
And this same proprietor, in argu-
ing for a $2 party rate, admitted to me
that he accepts $1.50 for the same ser-
vice from faculty and townspeople.,
He thought it only fair that permanent
residents should get their rides cheaper
than students who remain only four

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The Literary Critic Says

"BEYOND," by John Galsworthy,
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.
Margaret H. Cooley

It is difficult enough for a woman "Straight news reporting is not the
to be drawn, by a fascination which best training for editorial writing, for
she cannot resist, into marriage with the reporter is taught to submerge all
a man whom she does not love and personal opinion in his news stories.
knows she never can love, But when, On the ,other hand originality, daring
after a journey of a few hours, she thought, and the art of saying the usu-
finds herself desperately in love with al thing in the unusual way, yet dis-
her traveling companion, and when creetly, are at a premium on the edi-
that same traveling companion makes torial staff. For the person who is
very evident the fact that all the determined to write editorials it is a
world is as nothing beside her, she is good plan to practice expressing one's
facing a real battle. Shall she go on ideas when writing letters to friends.
playing the part of the dutiful, if not "With many papers in the country
loving wife, a slave to her husband's seriously considering the abolishment
weaknesses which are robbing her of of their editorial columns, the dry,
any remnant of happiness, or even lengthy, "Omplatz" type of editorials
self-respect? Or shall she, who has is bound to disappear. In its place
always led the most guarded and con- will come the short, pungent para-
ventional life imaginable, cast dis- graph or two, written in a more inter-
cretion aside and be true to the only esting manner, and coupled with a few
love that has ever entered her life? facts about current events, or giving
Doubtless "Beyond" will prove one intimate glimpses into everyday life."
of the most popular novels of the day.
Mr. Galsworthy's ability to portray Sunday School Workers in Detroit
character amounts almost to an art, Detroit, Nov. 5.-Upwards of 3,000
and his descriptions, for the most delegates and almost a thousand vis-
part, are exquisite, but on the whole itors came to Detroit today to attend
he is not at his best in a writing of the Michigan State Sunday School
this kind. Those who know his works convention, which opened today. Every
well will feel that "Beyond" is hardly Sunday school in the state was repre-
worthy of the author of "The Free- sented either by one or more dele-
lands'" gates or visitors.

m s e
J New
fCLRIc
years! This is the spirit of the entire
ordinance. It is put up to the council
on the supposition that it is chiefly the
students who use the taxi cabs and.
they can afford to pay well. This at-
titude of charging, not according to
service rendered, but according to the
victim's ability to pay, has been ob-
served again and again as characteris-
tic of certain elements in our commun-
ity. If the governing body allows them
free play the reputation of the com-
munity suffers accordingly. If the
people who elect the governing body
submit to this treatment, they deserve
what they get.
But the student body, having no
vote, is measurably helpless. It can
protest, and it should: It can, and will
if it has any pride, walk to its parties
rather than pay unjust charges. For
several years, in conjunction with the
Junior hop committee and the Mich-
igan Union, I have faced the problem
of taxi cab rates. I have found no dis-
position on the part of the taxi cab
people to meet the issue squarely. It
is time for the students to make them-
selves heard and to demand fair treat-
ment from the city authorities. Un-
doubtedly a new ordinance is needed.
But it should be of a very different
character from that proposed.
LOUIS A. STRAUSS.
Union News
Captains- and teams of the follow-
up membership campaign will ban-
quet at 6 o'clock this evening in the
Union dance hall.
Calls for laboratory assistants have
been received by .the intelligence bu-
reau from the director of the bureau
of standards, department of commerce.
The United States civil service com-
mission has announced an open com-
petetive examination for laboratory
assistants, both men and women. They
are wanted to fill vacancies in the bu-
reau of standards in Washington and
elsewhere. Salaries range from $1,000
to $1,320 per year. The examinations
will be held in advanced general phys-
ics, and in electrical, civil, and me-
chanical engineering. In the physics
examinations women's applications
will be especially acceptable. Appli-
cation blanks and further information
may be secured from Mr. Frances Ba-
con, '02, at the Union building.
Tryouts for the Christmas enter-
tainment, formerly the Spotlight vau-
devlle, will be held at 8 o'clock this
evening at the Union. John Hibbard,

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310 W. Liberty Street
Phone 2484 or 825-N
Forestry Expert to Lectu
"With the Forest Service"
.the subject of the lecture to b
at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow eve:
room 213 Natural Science build
fore a meeting of the Foresti
Mr. Russell Watson, instructor
estry, and experienced in wo
from Maine to Alaska, will g
talk.
State Board to Give Dentist,
The state board of dental exa
will be in Axtn Arbor Tuesd
Wednesday to give the exami
to the junior and senior den'
dents which will qualify t
practice dentistry in this state
examinations will be given
spring.

WANTED-Two adacent seats for Cor-
nell game or will trade two seats for
four adjacent seats and pay differ-
ence. Call 2488-M. Ask for Harsha.
WANTED-To rent a garage near 1024
Hill St. Call 689-W,

FOR SALE
FOR SALFE-Three tickets, main floor,
pre-festival concert, Friday night.
Call 717-J.
LOST
LOST-Part of gold watch fob. Initi-
als F. G. Please return to Daily of-
flee,
FOUND

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Will there be a VICTROLA in
your home this Christmas ?

EASY TERMS

-Pair of good looking brown
)ves. Owner call 1841-W.

GRINNELL BROS.
116 So. Main Street

'18E, is chairman of the
ment.

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