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November 13, 1917 - Image 5

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uch in praise of
. and its work
rhaps I can best
good that it is
of the field it is
of the incidents
Work that have

inent among these newspapers is 'T
Michigan Daily. There is nothing
camp so refreshing as the chance
get a copy of one's home paper and
back in a comfortable chair with fE
propped up before the fire.
And last, but not least of the thin
which one notices at once on entE
ing the building is the busy couni
where there is always a line of m,

There are at this camp six Y. M.
C. A. service buildings, a large auditor-
ium and an improvised center for the
colored men in one of the barracks.
Each regular building is equipped for
a great variety of pursuits, with an
auditorium having seating capacity for
several hundred people, where enter-
tainments, lectures, mass song ser-
vices, religious meetings and various
other gatherings are held. They are
busy practically every evening. When
not in use for meetings, these audi-
toriums are converted into writing
rooms by lifting long cpllapsible shelv-
es or tables and swinging the benches
around facing them.
Writing Materials Furnished Soldiers
Writing tables are to be found in all
parts of the building and are rarely
out of use. Not only is the soldier
furnished with a comfortable place to
write but he is given a liberal supply
of paper and envelopes, pens and ink,

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of the


games between the several organiza-
tions. Any company that applies may
obtain boxing gloves, baseball equip-
ment, basketballs, volley balls, nets,
and footballs.
Classes are being conducted for men
and officers in French, mathematics,
English and drawing. Other classes
are being organized from time to tine
as the demand requires. Bible classes
are held on Sundays,
Camp Open to Visitors on Sunday
The buildings are thrown open for
the entertainment of women visitors







Let us

favorite negative.
1. Phone 2446-J





their corduroys before
is week.,


Engineering assemblies will be
held today at the following hours:
Senior assembly at 8:30, junior at
7:30, sophomore at 10:30 o'clock.
Israel Putnam No. 4
Washington, Nov. 12.-Eager to up-
hold the record of his illustrious an-
cestors, Israel Putnam, the 5th, is now
an active member of the United States

and can buy his stamps and mail his Sunday afternoops. Band concerts, ad-
letter at the desk in the same building. dresses, religious meetings and song
You have, no doubt, heard it said that services are 'held every Sunday. The
many letters are written in the Y. auditorium has leen turned over to the
M. C. A. buildings. camp authorities at various times
Perhaps .you have wondered or even when it was desired to bring large
scoffed at the idea. But if you have r umbers of the men or oficers togeth-
ever sat on the edge of a cot in a er for instruction,
crowded barracks and tried to write a The Y, M, C. A. men and buildings
letter on a small board or cardboard are here for service. There is no end
held on your knee while you were ac- to which they will not go to Improve
companied by half a dozen groups of conditions and be of use to the men.
men singing or playing various wild They are eager to receive and quick
selections, you will realize that it is to act upon suggestions for the im-
a hopeless job, and unless some more provement of their work. The little
convenient place is available letter superficialities which have sometimes
writing will become a bore rather than characterized Y. M. C. A. work have
a pleasure. The Y. M. C. A. remedies entirely disappeared under the neces-
this condition to a large extent here sities imposed by the war. I know of no
and as we go forward to the trenches way in which Ann Arbor and Michigan
where the conditions are so much people could do more directly toward
worse its aid is invaluable, Last Sun- helping the men actively engaged in
day night I drqpped into one of the the war and making conditions more
buildings and counted more than 60 bearable for them than by contributing
men writing letters. This was 'on a to this fund which is now being raised
night when a great many were on in Ann Arbor.
pass to town while others had friends There was no special Y. M. C.- A.
here. 'There were more than 40,000 building available for the use of the
pieces of mail sent out of Camp Grant colored men when it was announced
on Y. M. C. A. stationery, Oct. 31. that they were coming. But before the
Enjoy Reading The Michigan,. Daly first quota arrived one of the barracks
At the same time Sunday night, had been improvised and equipped
there were about 100 men singing in with writfng tables, a victrola and the
the auditorium and about 50 more in other requisites.
the library, reading. The library and With best wishes for the success of
adjoining cozy corner with its fire- this campaign, I remain,
place are the mgst homelike corner.: Very sincerely,
in camp. Besides the many books CLARENCE T. FISHLEIGH,
which the men may read in the library 2nd Lt., Inf., O. R. C.


you wait.


this afternoon. T
tween these teams
2:30 o'clock Wedne
Girls wishing t4
squads this wintei
Alice Evans at B
immediately. Four
given for this week
Second prelimina
class in military ma
at 7 o'clock Thursde
Girls' Glee club
4:30 o'clock this

,Leave Copy
at ,
Supply Store



bor. I

itleman's bill fold contain
a the Detroit 2 o'clock in-
express Saturday after-
veen Detroit and Ann Ar-
engraved on flap. Reward:
209 S. Thayer St. 726-J.
book containing notes on
s 15, 31, 29, and 34. Re-
i if returned by Wednesday
Breckner, 337 E. Williams

Chicago Man heads Nation's Shipping
Washington, Nov. 12.-The complete{
re-organization of the shipping board
fleet corporation was begun today
when Charles Piez, a Chicago engin-f
eer, was put in charge of the gover.n-
ment shipping bord program. ReaI
Admiral Washington- Capp, appointed
by President Wilson general manager
of the corporation to succeed General
Goethals, will continue in that posi-
Use the Daily classified columns.

Hygiene lecture for freshmen and
entering sophomores at 4:30 o'clock.
this afternoon at Sarah Caswell Angell
Stylus will meet at 7:30 o'clock to-
night with Margaret Klein, '18, 613
South Thayer street. Prof. T. E. Ran-
kin will speak.
The last junior-sophomore hockey
practice takes place at 3:30 o'clock

ious houses
tion books
pledges of
Mrs. 1. R
nue, will be
day mornin
knitting les
Y, W C. A
o'clock toms
berry hall.
Women li
houses of fo
vited to tea
ernoon at '
cis Bacon,

ar text book
Natural Sci-
710-J. 1112


tch. In-
glish fob.
race. Re-


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Shortage of Vic
before Christmas




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