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WAR, FUEL, FOOD COMMITTEES
EACH DEMAND PRIORITY
Washington, Nov. 30.-Requests
from different government quarters
for priority of transportation for each
food, fuel, and munitions, has thrown
the whole question of preferential
shipments into a tangle. The commit-
tee on priority of transportation to-
night was trying to clear the situa-
Tonight the food administration an-
nounced it had entered a strong pro-1
test with the priority committee
against giving priority to coal move-;
ment or any other freight over food
shipments. The situation is further
complicated by demands of the war
and navy departments for preferen-
tial rights for the movement of their
supplies. At the offices of the priority
committee no one would say what ma-
terials would be given preference and
some officials suggested that the whole
question might be taken up for decis-
ion by the recently created war coun-
cil comprised of department heads and
chairmen of the various government
boards and commissions.
BRITISH CONSOLIDATE AREA
WRENCHED FROM HUN ARMIES
Famous Hindenburg Line Punctured
By Numerous Highways
Relations of Soldiers and City Will
Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Nov. 30.
-Whether Battle Creek can retain the
cantonment located at Camp Custer
depends on the summary of her rela-
tions with the army.
A complete set of books of news-
paper comment is being kept at the
camp here in which every transaction
and relationship between the camp
and Battle Creek itself is being set
down to await the final day of judge-
ment. That day will come when the:
national army is sufficiently well or-
ganized to warrant a centralization.
of men, since there won't be enough
to allow a cantonment in each state.
As a result, a number of cantonments
will be abandoned and which ones
these will be will depend on the record.
of newspaper comments contained in
Of the three camps, Camp Grant,
at Rockford, Ill., Camp Sherman at
Chillcothe, 0., and Camp Custer, oneI
will necessarily be deserted. Stand- ,!
ings of the relations between the re-,
spective towns and camps will deter-
mine which town will lose its army
A number of good things are con-
tained in the newspaper annals con-
cerning Battle Crek and the camp, butC
on the other hand a number of proced-
ures that do not speak well of the food ,
city are written there. For instance,
there are stories about poor roads
from- town to camp, instances of over-
charge to soldiers, cases of poor ser-,
vice on trolley lines and other con-
ditions which will tend to pull down
Battle Creek's standing when the time
comes to eliminate one of the camps.
SIX HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICAL
SCHOOL MEN IN U. S. SERVICE
Six members of the Homoeopathic
medical school staff have left Ann
Arbor to go into the service. Two
of them are already in France, while
the others are serving as officers and
instructors in different military camps.
in the country.
Dr. H. M. Beebe, former professor in
surgery in the school, has received a
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It. S. Intervention Inevitable-Bryce
London, Nov. 30. - "If the United
States had refrained from joining the
Allies, and Germany had chanced to
*win the war, Amercia would still have
been emblroiled," declared Lord Bryce,
former ambassador to the United
In his opinion, Germany would have
:insisted on extending her protection to
the Germans who occupy a large area
of land in Southern Brazil and are
:pleased to be released from home re-
straint. According to the terms of the
~ -Monroe doctrine which vetoed Euro-
[pean intervention in affairs of the
Western hemisphere the United States
-would have been duty bound to inter-
fere with this procedure.
(By Associated Press)
British Headquarters in France,
Nov. 30.-The British ,virtually have
completed the - consolidation of the
greater part of the area wrenched
from the enemy in the Cambrai push.
The work accomplished in a few days
is little short of miraculous and to-
day, throughout much territory re-
cently held by the enemy, the well oil-
ed British machine is running like
The famous Hindenburg line has
been so thoroughly punctured by well-
built highways and tracks that the
famous German defenses seem little
more than a myth.
The Germans .brought considerable
new artillery into this region to replace
the guns that General Byng captured,
but their fire is still weak compared
with that on the Flanders front.
City to Erect Fence Ne
Because of the fact t
mobile accidents were na
jed last week, the city <
has decided to construc
fence at the intersectio
roads leading to the bo
Improvements on the ro
under way continually,
addition is planned wi
preventing many narro
the future. The city wi
:into the minds of those
boulevard drive the safe
Condemnation of Bolshe
Washington, Nov. 30.-R
the great danger of causin
Fire Destroys Famous Parkway Baths
New York, Nov. 30.-The parkway
baths at Brighton Beach were destroy-
ed by fire last night, and more thanI
a score of adjoining buildings were
burned or damaged. The loss was es-
timated at $300,000. The flames at-
tracted thousands of Brooklyn resi-
dents and police reserves were called
from four stations to keep the crowd
Police Recover Army Shoe Soles
Boston, Nov. 30.-Following reports
of numerous thefts of foodstuffs and
other supplies intended for shipment
to soldiers abroad, the police raided
a house in the east Boston district and
recovered 5,000 army shoe soles. Two
men found in the house were taken
captaincy at Camp Lee, Va., andi is affairs of tr.e
also an instructor in .gas defense at caused admin'l
the camp. sound a note o
Dr. H. H. Hammel, is a lieutenant in 1 condemnation
the medical reserve corps in France.
He was the first man in the Michigan There is alw
medical reserve corps to be ordered increase, your
overseas for duty. advertising. '
Dr. R. H. Criswell is in the medical
reserve corps in France. He has re-
ceived a commission and is engag-
ed chiefly with eye troubles.
Dr. C. D. Pillsbury, is a captain in
the regular army and is stationed at
Dr. Howard M. Holcomb and Dr. M.
H. Darling have also received commis- Easti
sions in the medical reserve corps and is o
are stationed at Ft. Benjamin Har . Parti
L. Schurz will speak on
ns with the Latin Ameri-
es" tonight at the Feder-
uilding in Detroit.
Bishop will give the de-
ress for the new Carne-
today in Sparta, Mich.
F. J. Cobbs Donates $;0,000 to Olivet
Olivet, Mich., Nov. 30.-Frank I.
Cobbs has pledged $50,000 toward a
$250,000 endowment fund for Olivet
college, on condition that all present
debts are paid and the other $200,000
Dross to Hold Conference
s chapters from the state
will meet in conference on
1 Tuesday in hotel Tuller,
in Arbor will be represent-
Douglas, chairman of the
county committee; Mrs.
er, secretary; Dr. and Mrs.
Mlrs. I. D. Loree, Miss Win-
rs, and Mr. Ray Bassett:
headquarters will be clos-
[ese two days. Those who
re knitted goods may do so
e of the Washtenaw Gas
Aviator Dies; Injured Last May
Dunkirk, N. Y., Nov 30.-James T.
(Ted) Hequemborg, instructor in avia-
tion at Newport -News, Va., died here
as the result of injuries in an airplane
accident in Hampton Roads last May.
Hequemborg's uncle, Theodore Morse
Hequemborg, who was one of the
founders of the Brooks Locomotive
works here, died Wednesday night. A
double funeral will be held tomorrow.
Poles Use Plattsburg Camp
Boston, Nov.- 30.-Ignace Paderew-
ski, pianist, announced at a patriotic
mass meeting of Poles here that New-
ton D. Baker, secretary of war, has of-
fered to the new army of 200,000 Pol-
ish-Americans being raised in the Uni--
ted States use of the training camp at
New Choplin Comedy, "The Adven-
ture," Arcade, today.-Adv.
-Read the Daily advertisements.
They will lead you to the best of Ann
Japan Gives Italians $300,000
Rome, Nov. 30.-The gift of $300,-
000 to the Italian government by
the Japanese ambassador has
evoked general gratitude. The gift
is for the relief of refugees from
the invaded provinces and for sick
and wounded soldiers.
New Choplin Comedy, "The Adven-
ture," Arcade, today.-Adv.
You will find what you want
through the Daily want ads.-Adv. .
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