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XXVIII. No. 39.



No Advices Have Been Forthcoming
on Struggle From Provision-
al Government
(By Associated Press)
While the Italians continue to hold
tenaciously to most of the new line
along the Piave river from the Adriat-
ic sea to the region of Feltre and
through the northern hills westward
from Feltre to Lake Garda, they have
been pompelled again to give ground
in both sectors to the Teutonic allied
Upon the shoulders of the Italians
alone for several days, must rest the
security of the Piave. line and of his-
toric Venice, for the information has
been vouchsafed b'y Major General
Maurice, chief director of military
operations at the British war office,
that it will be some days yet" before
British and French fighting forces can
be placed In the field to reinforce the
Swamps are Checks
Meanwhile the enemy is striving
energetically to force passages of the
Piave at various points and again has
been successful in southern regions
in crossing the stream at a point four
miles from its mouth and some 20
miles northeast of Venice. Here, how-
ever, in the swampy regions, the Teu
tons are being held by the defending
forces from further gains.
To the north around Zenson, where
the stream was crossed by the enemy
Tuesday, fighting is still in progress
with the Italians holding the upper
hand but not yet having been able to
drive back the invaders to the eastern
bank of the stream. Still farther
north,'attempts to gain a foothold on
the western bank of the Piave were
repulsed with heavy losses.
In the hilly regions from Pezze on
the Trentino front, Italians have fall-
en back before the enemy.
West Front Normal
On the western front in France and
Belgium, the situation remains normal.
The British drive against the Turks
both along the Tigris river and in
Palestine continues successful. Under
the pressure of the British, the Turk-
ish forces have now withdrawn their
line from 30 to 35 miles north of
Tekrit, placing them virtually 150
miles northwest of Bagdad.
Situation Remains Obscure
The internal situation in Russia still
remains obscure. Although dispatches
sent out by the Finnish telegram bur-
eau assert that Premier Kerensky is
again in control in Petrograd, other
reports are to the effect that he has
set up his government in Moscow and
that fighting still continues in the cap-
ital. No advices have been forthcoming
from provisional government sources.
Teutons Add to Scare by Stories
Washington, Nov. 14. - Light 4is
thrown upon hitherto unexplained ref-
erences to German intrigue in the
ranks of the Italian army by an of-
ficial dispatch received here today
from Rome. It tells how on the eve of

their great offensive the Teutons cir-
culated among the soldiers on the Ital-
ian fronts newspapers carrying sen-
sational stories of rebellions in Italian
provinces, of English soldiers shooting
down women and children and of
French cavalrymen riding over the
bodies of agitators.
Siberia Proclaims Nicholas Czar.
Copenhagen, Sweden, Nov. 14.- A
correspondent of a local newspaper
sends the following dispatch from
"Officers at Tornea, Finland, say that
Siberia has declared its independence
and proclaimed former emporer Nich-
olas as emperor. Cossacks have oc-
cupied Kiev."
Copenhagen, Sweden, Nov. 14.-Gen-
eral Korniloff's troops have taken the
Kremlin, the famous fortress at Mos-

London, Nov. 13.-(Delayed).-Prem-
ier Lloyd George on his return from
his hurried trip to consult and hearten
Great Britian's ally, Italy, finds him-
self faced by the sharpest crisis of
his career as prime minister. The
crisis is one that may result in a vote
of want of confidence by Parliament,
which would be followed by the prem-
ier's resignation. No action taken by
the British government since the be-
ginning of the war has caused so muchr
criticism, speculation and symptoms of
uneasiness as the announcement of the
formation of an international war
council composed of capital ministers
of Great Britain, France and Italy with
a military committee representing
the three nations'
The fear that the new international
council will usurp the position of the
general staff and the direction of mil-
itary affairs now in its hands is the
crux of the present agitation.

2 Michigan's Varsity eleven 2
leaves this afternoon at 2:39 2
o'clock from the Michigan Cen-
tral depot for Philadelphia.
Michigan's student body,
leaves University hall at 2
o'clock to march to the Michi-
gan Central depot to cheer the 2
team off to victory.
Michigan's team this year is
rated one of the best in the2
country. There is an opportun-=
ity Saturday for the Wolverines
to win national recognition by
defeating Pennsylvania.
But Penn's team this fall is a
= fighting aggregation and Michi-
gan's eleven to conquer Fol-
well's machine must fight harder
-and play better. -
This the members of the team -
= can do if they feel that the Mich- 2
-igan student body is behind 2
. them. This is at once the duty =
2 and the privilege of the Mich- ;
igan student body.
2 Be at University hall at 22
2 o'clock this afternoon, cheer the 2
Michigan team off to Philadel-
phia, and a good start has been 2
made toward victory. -
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NOV. 22r






President Harry B. Hutchins has I*

Red Cross Officials Deny
Statements of War and


Chicago, Ill., Nov. 14.-That knitted
garb is an absolute need, regardless
of what the Wnr and Navy depart-
ments may say, was announced today,

by officials of the Red Cross in re-
sponse to the statement made by Sec-
retaries Baker and Daniels.
"We hope that this will not create
a false impression," said the director
of publicity for the Chicago Red
Cross headquarters, "Governor Low-
den expresses his desire that as large
a supply as possible be sent to the
men at camp.
Soldiers Need Articles
"Here's what Major Grayson Mur-
phy cabled from France, to the Red
Cross at Washington last August:
"'Last winter broke record for cold
and misery ,among people here. I in-
expressibly dread the coming winter,
finding us without supplies to meet
the situation. Argue in behalf of our
soldiers and those of our allies who
will suffer in frozen trenches. Every-
one here looks to America. Begin.
shipping at once 1,500,000 each of the
warm knitted woolen articles al-
ready requested. They will be of in-
credible value in both military and
civilian work.'
Not Luxuries
"In view of such messages as these
from Gov. Lowden and Major Murphy,
we earnestly protest against consider-
ing sweaters and other knitted arti-
cles as luxuries. We want to prepare
against leaving our men in such con-
dition as that described by Major Mur-
"Hundreds of letters are coming in
from relatives and friends of the sol-
diers and sailors asking that the work
be speeded up."
Local Worker Urges Knitting
The soldiers and sailors of the coun-
try are in absolute need of knitted
goods now being furnished by the
Red Cross, despite the attitude that
the War and Navy departments have
taken, according to Mrs. R. J. Fischer,
head of the local Red Cross organiza-
tion. "Mrs. Florence Marshall, na-
tional director of the woman's division
of the Red Cross, in a meeting held
last week in Chicago, actually begged
us to .turn down nothing, even though
it was poorly knitted, because they
were in serious need of all knitted
goody that it was possible to procure."
More Money For Yarn
Mrs. Fischer denied the rumor that
they had unraveled knitted goods be-
cause it was not done well enough to
suit them. "As a matter of fact," she
said, "we have received very little that
is pooorly done. And another thing,
the reason for our failure to supply
yarn for the local knitters is purely
a financial one. This will be reme-
died, because we have the promise of
all the proceeds from the sale of pro-
ducts at the farmers' institute to be
held here next week. This money will
be snent entirely for yarn."

Washington, Nov. 14.-Once again
President Wilson has undertaken per-
sonally to prevent a general railroad
strike. He is calling the chiefs of the
four leading railroad brotherhoods to
meet him in conference Nov. 22 and
will insist that patriotism be put ahead
of private interests; that there be no
attempt to handicap the operation of a
vital part of the United States war
making machinery.'
In announcing today the coming con-
ference with the union chiefs, Judge
William L. Chambers, chaioman of the
board of mediation and conciliation,
made public a letter from the presi-
dent which said:
"It is inconceivable to me that pat-
riotic men should have for a moment
contemplated the interruption of trans-
portation which is so absolutely neces-
sary to the safety of the nation. The
last thing I should wish to contem-
plate would be the possibility of being
obliged to take any unusual measures
to operate the railways, and I have
much confidence that the men you are
dealing with will appreciate the pat-
riotic motives underlying your efforts
that I shall look forward with assur-
ance to your success."
At the time of the second strike,
averted by the eight-hour law last
year, it was understood that the gov-
ernment had developed plans for emer-
gency operation of the railroads if that
became necessary. At that time the
United States was not at war.
Rebel Chief Backed By 5,000 Men In
Drive On Port Opposite
Presidio, Texas
El Paso, Texas, Nov. 14.-Telegrams
received here tonight announce the
capture of Ojinaga, the Mexican bor-
der port opposite Presidio, Texas.
Fighting has been in progress there
all. day between the forces of Fran-
cisco Villa and the federal garrison
under General Cordova..
It is reported that the Villa follow-
ers number 5,000 instead of the few
hundred which the defenders of the
town had expected. Any confirmed
reports here are to the effect that
some of the Villa troops have cross-
ed into Texas and the commander of
the El Paso district has been asked
to send re-inforcements frol here.
Zionist Society Meets Tonight
Charles L. Kaufman, '18L, president
of the Jewish Students' congregation,
will address the Zionist society at 7:15
o'clock tonight, in room P1162, Nat-
ural science building. A campaign
to increase the membership of the or-
ganization will start at this meeting.

received a letter from Vice-President
A. P. Stokes of Yale university, who is
a member of the American University
Union in Europe, telling of the success
achieved by the Union in Paris, that
serves as a home for American univer-
sity students in France during their
furloughs. The letter says, in part:
"I write to inform you that the
Royal Palace hotel in Paris, which was
opened Oct. 20, as the headquarters
for the American Union in Europe, al-
ready has its accommodations taxed to
the limit to meet the needs of Amer-
ican university men who are in Europe
in the service of the allies Cables re-
ceived today announce that additional
accommodations are being secured at
nearby hotels."
Branch Union in London
In connection with this worl a
branch Union has been established in
London. This is being employed and
appreciated by American university
students in that city and its vicinity.
Prof. Charles B. Vibbert of the phil-
osophy department, who is in France
as the University's representative to
the Union, has also addressed a letter
to the president in regard to the col-
lege mens' club house in France. He
"We have leased, with the privilege
of cancellation, a small hotel to serve.
as the American University Union
club house. The place may be fam-
iliar to many of the University faculty
and students as it is the Royal Palace
hotel. It faces the Comedie Francais,
the Louvre, and the Grand Hotel di
Louvre, and backs up against the old
Palace Royal. The location is an ex-
cellent one, in the very heart of down-
town Paris, only a five minute walk
from the Grand Opera.
Building Contains 78 Rooms
"We anticipate no difficulty in keep-
ing the house filled. There are 78
rooms in the Union, none of them
large, however. In view of the fact that
coal is now selling at $48 a ton, the
smallness of the rooms is not the
handicap it might otherwise have
In his letter Professor Vibbert makes
mention of Professors Rene Talamon,
and W. C. Titcomb, formerly of the
University faculty and now in France.
"Professor Titcomb, former professor
of architerture,' 'he writes, "is now in
Francen the reclamatian service that
has been organized by the Quakers op-
posed to physical fighting.
Prof. Talamon Has Medal
"Prof. Rene Talamon, formerly of
the French department," he adds, "has
been detailed to give instruction in one
of . the American officers' training
camps 'Somewhere in France'." Pro-
fessor Talamon was on a honeymoon
tour with his wife in France when the
war broke out and, as a French reser-
vist, at once reported for duty. He
has been wounded several times and
has received the "palm," the French
war cross. Mrs. Talamon is engaged
In nursing work and will soon join her
The Intercollegiate Socialist so-
ciety met last night to definitely for-
mulate its organization. Several com-
mittees, notably the executive and
program committees, were appointed.
The program committee is planning
to secure members of the University
faculty to address the society at their
meetings, which are held bi-monthly.
The next meeting will be held Nov.
26 and efforts are being made to se-
cure Newberry hall for a meeting-

London, Nov. 14.-Only one British
merchant vessel of more than 1600
tons was sunk by mine or submarine
last week according to the weekly
statement of shipping lists issued this
evening. This is the low record since
Germany began her submarine cam-
Five vessels of less than 1600 tons
and one' fishing boat were sunk dur-
ing the week.

* *
M. C. A. WAR
Results of the first day in the city
drive for Y. M. C. A. war funds in the
$50,000,000 campaign for money to be
used in soldier's comforts in this
country and in Europe show a total
of $1,745 contributed. This is more
than 10 per cent of the amount alloted
to this city.
Six hundred and seventy-five dollars
were raised at a mass meeting attend-
ed by 900 people in Saline Monday
night. James Schermerhorn, Jr., '18,
Rev. S. A. John, and Postmaster H. J.
Abbott addressed the assembly. In ad-
dition to this sum, the Forbes school-
house has responded in the campaign
with a donation of $130, subscriptions
of $136 were made at Bridgewater
station, and Lancaster schoolhouse
contributed their share with a gift of
Ann Arbor's lodge of the Knights
of Pythias has contributed $103 to the
fund, besides allowing a generous sum
for the special care of members of the
The slogan-"No man has done his
full duty as long as anything remains
to be done,"-was adopted by the city
committee that is securing these
funds, at a Y. M. C. A. noonday lunch-
eon held yesterday noon.
When the 78 men who have been
chosen for selective service leave for
Camp Custer this morning, Harold
L. Westerman and Newton C. Fetter,
secretaries of the city and University
Y. M. C. A.'s respectively will accom-
pany the men to camp.
Send-off For Drafted Boys
A rousing send-off has been planned
for the 78 men who will leave Ann
Arbor this morning at 9 o'clock for
Camp Custer, as the second contin-
gent to be called from this, city for se-
lective army service.
There will be a parade from the
courthouse to Michigan Central. de-
pot in which several bands and other
organizations will take part. H. A.
Tenny has been appointed to direct
the demonstration and John C. Fisch-
er will act as marshal of the parade.
The men who will leave today have
been notified by the draft board and
are holding themselves in readiness
for further instructions.
Announce Engagement
The engagement of aJmes Morgan,
'19, of Ashville, - North Carolina, to
ensign A, S. Montague, ex-'18L, U. S.
A. Naval Reserves, was announced at
a dinner last night at the Delta Gama
sorority, of which Miss Morgan is a
Christian Scientists Meet Tonight
There will be a meeting of the
Christian Science society in Newberry
hall at 7:0 o'clock this evening.

* Aberdeen, S. D., Nov. 14.-Rob-
* ert P. Stewart, United States dis-
* trict attorney for South Dakota,
* announced here today that a war-
* rant for the arrest of former Un-'
* ited States Senator Pettigrew of'
* South Dakota on an indictment
* charging violation of the espion-
age act would beserved upon Pet-
*tigrew, who is now in Chicago.
* Mr. Stewart announced that
* Pettigrew would be brought to
South Dakota to stand trial. The
* indictment charges the former
* senator with attempting to ob-
struct the selective draft and with
making anti-war utterances con-
* trary to the provisions of the es-
pionage law.




"The Y. M. C. A. is the mig]
factor on the front of the far
battle front of Europe tonight,
istering to the needs and mora
the soldier," declared Dr. M. S.
pastor of the North Woodward
nue M. E. church, Detroit; to
Michigan m and women at a 3
ing for the Student Friendship
fund in Hill auditorium last nig
Dr. Rice returned recently
the French front, where he was
six months ago by the Y. M. C. I
study camp and trench conditiont
to work among the fighting men.
direct inspiring address in beha
the $25,000 campaign that the U
sity launched today, he drove the
home to every heart that America
not yet felt the war, that unti
calamities are laid at our own d
until we see the fragments of our
until the sacrifices have begun to
carefree Americans will not r
that we are in the world's car:
Dr. Rice's speech was full of col
bits from the European front an
nations at war. He asserted
democracy1would win in the war
way, but the burning question to
wer now is backing those who wil
that war.
Must Protect Morale
"The morale of the army is the :
which we must understand," sad
Rice, "I would gladly sacrifice m
with a breaking heart if'he goes
the top and pays the price, but
returns to me tainted with vice
the camps of Europe, then wil I
demn the agency that sent him ov
suffer such degredation."
"One of the greatest awakenin'gE
will strike the Teuton mind, wh
penetrates will be when Germ
learns that she is in the war
against the United States alone
against the world, for America r
sents the combinkition of races
creeds, which rates every man a
before God."
"Democracy Is An Army"
"The difference between demo4
and autocracy is that autocracy
an army when it starts the war
democracy is an army."
President Harry B. Hutchins
sided, and in his opening intri
tion called attention to the w
relation to the University. He c
attention to the new note of ser
ness that the students hold to
"Michigan will do her duty,"
the president. "We are in the w
the end and until it ends in victor
Varsity Band Plays
The University band played tli
tional anthem and one other sele
H. A. Knowles, '18E, lead the
Dr. Frederick Wahr, formerly o
University faculty, now at Camp
ter, was unable to speak on dccot
a cold. Lieut. Frank Murphy,
spoke enthusiastically for the 'S
C. A. work in the cantonments.
"To have a good fighting army
must be clean influences and a
morale," declared Iieutenant Mu
"The Y. M. C. A. gives this influer
the men in uniform. The "Y" 1
the place where everyone rubs el
writes home; where creeds and
differences are levelled and the
of democracy sown." He pr&e
that a new race of men would r
from this war, strengthened br
wholesome democratic atmosphe
the association.
Whqre Money Goes
The Rev. Lloyd C. Douglas, pas
the Congregation church in Ann a
explained what the money ob
from the Friendship campaign 1
be used for in his speech, "The
dertow." .Every creed i provide

Moslem, Roman Catholic, and Pr
ant alike. The 6;000,000 prisoner
cared for by the Y. M. C. A. impa

The Rev. Lloyd Douglas Explai
Money is Spent and Who
It Benefits

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