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French Front, Oct. 30.-(Correspon-
(,once of The Associated Press)-The
Entente armies have not been alone
in recognizing the greater value 'of
artillery as compared with infantry in

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Red Cross

units from every
are now in France.
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men are in the lead
food pledge cards
I of 750,000.

every 28 in,
ted Cross.

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be used more
in the. future.
s were wasted
the ham and


Fish are being sold at cost price byJ
he state, through the agency of local
lealers. The fish are purchased from3
fishermen at a cost of 14 gents a pound
and the cost of transportation andE
-candling amounts to three cents, mak-
ing the market price 17 cents a pound.
Dealers have so far received 2,050
pounds, andanother ton has been or-
dered to meet the demand.
Charles Daniels, deputy game ward-
en, following a conference with Mayor
Marx of Detroit, has announced that
whitefish from the Michigan lakes
would be sold in that pity this week at
a price of 15 cents a /pound. The dif-
ference in price is due to increased
charges of transportation to Ann Ar-
bor and the fact that in Detroit city
employees handle the fish.
Offering Asked From Michigan Dames
Michigan Dames are requested to
bring free will offerings to the meet-'
ing at 7:30 o'clock Monday evening
in Newberry hall to cover the expens-
es of the rest room the society is fur-
nishing in Y. M. C. A. building No.
605 at Camp Custer.
Mrs. R. K. McAlpine and Mrs. W. J.
Ehlers will have charge of the meet-
ing. Papers on the "History of the
War" will be given by members.
Jewish Society He~ars Prof. Waterman
Prof. Leroy Waterman of the semi-
tics department, will deliver two lec-
tures to the Jewish Students' society,
on "Early Jewish History Before Their
Captivity." The first of these lectures
will be given at 7 o'clock tonight in
Lane hall.
Typewriter repairing and Salesroom.
Ann Arbor Sav. Bnk, 2nd floor. Phone
866. Woodward and Washington.-
Always--Daily Service-Always.

the methods of warfare in operation
on all the European fronts since the
cessation of the war movement at the
.nd of 1914.
A glance at the strength of the Ger-
man field artillery branch at the open-
ing of hostilities shows that it then
consisted of 642 batteries. At present
it is composed of at least 2,000 bat-
teries. As the batteries now contain
only four pieces instead of six, as at
the beginning of the war, the calcula-
tion of the power of the artillery in
the field must be based on the number
of guns rather than that of batteries.
Whereas in 1914 the German army
possessed only 3,852 field-guns it now
has 8000 if the minimumn figure of
2,000 batteries with which it was fur-
nished at the end of 1916 is taken as
the basis of calculation.
Two Types of Field Artillery
These field artillery batteries are
divided into two kinds-those armed
with 77 centimeter cannon (the 3-inch)
and those armed with' light 4-inch
field howitzers. The German 3-inch
cannon has been much improved, and
its range increased since 1914.
As to the German heavy artillery,
the inrease in the number of pieces
has been even greater in proportion
than that of the 'field artillery. In
peace time the German empire had or-
ganized 24 regiments of heavy artil-
lery. Each regiment was composed
of two battalions of four batteries, and
each battery was armed with four
guns, totalling 768 heavy guns.
New Heavy Artillery Formations
As soon as' the army had been mo-
bilized in 1914, the German military
authorities established new heavy ar-
tillery formations. Soon each artil-
lery regiment of the regular army had
attached to it a reserve regiment con-
sisting of four batteries of skilled
gunnels, also . battalion of four bat-
teries /of landwehr, or second. reserv-
ists, and a battalion of four batteries
formed from among the third reserv-
ists, or landstrum. When the arsen-
als and shell factories later had
reached a higher level of production
of guns and ammunition, further ba.t-
series were formed from among the
men of the Ersatz reserve. Since the
first year of the war large numbers
of the recruits of the younger classes
which have been called out for service
have been sent to the artillery branch
By the end of 1916 the number. o
heavy batteries had been multiplied
more than five times and during 191
further additions have been made.
Most Big Guns Howitzers
Of the German big guns, 25 per ceni
are long-range cannon and the remain
Ing 75 per cent .howitzers. The mosi
numerous of their long-range gun
are 4-inch, 412-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch
but they possess also batteries of 8.7-
inch,. '9.7-inch, 11-inch and 15-i
long-range guns, although these ar
Very few in numebr. Their howitzer
are for the most part of 6-inch cali
bre; but besides these they have i
line batteries of 11-inch, 12-inch, anm
X17-inch howitzers.
Trench artillery as well his been
development of this war, id the Ger
man army is now well provided witl
yeapons of various kinds for use i
the advanced lines. Itsi trench mor
tars range in calibre from 3 inche
to 10 inches. Finally, the small trenc
cannon of 1%-inch, 2-inch and 2/
Inch calibrA have become very numer
ous in all sectors of the line.
The personnel of the gunner
branch of the German army is nearl:
as great in numbers as that of the in

Mere man is becoming less and less
important with the inventions creat-
ed by the necessity of war, as is shown{
by the "manless" dances which are
growing in popularity at the Universi-
ty of Minnesota. Another of these
dances is to be held on the campus
next Friday.
Ohio State university is sending 13,-
000 magazines to Camp Sheman this
week. The state library sent 119
books last week and is supervising the
collecting of books and periodicals
from all over the state for the sold-
Exercises to commemorste the birth-
day of John Harvard were held this
week on the Harvard Delta. After the
exercises in which the battalions and
regimental band participated, chapel
services concluded the celebration.
Girls at the University of Texas are
swimming to the music of a victrola
which has recently been placed at the
edge of the pool. They say that it is
more fun than dancing.
The Rockefeller foundation is con-
sidering the plan of making an endow-
ment of $1,000,000 to the University of
Minnesota for hospital extension work,
according to President M. L. Burton,
who has just returned from a trip in
the East. The only point against get-
ting the endowment is that the Rocke-
feller organization has not made it a
custom to endow state institutions,
but it is believed this difficulty will
be overcome.
It is possible that the 1918 number
_of University of Chdcago Cap and
gown rmayssuspend publication this
year because of the war. The board
of student organizations voted that
the Cap and Gown should be cut to
half its usual size and price but the
staff found it impossible to do this.
Cards for the students to fill out are
being prepared with the intention of
having the board reconsider its vote.

There is always an opportunity to
Increase your business through Daily
advertising. Try iL--Adv.


The Majestic program for the corn-
ing week includes the usual vaudeville
offering for the first half of the week,
with feature photdplays on Thursday,].
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The leading number on the vaude-
ville bill is a playlet, 'The -Answer,"
presented by Alfred H. White. This i,
a human interest story of the son of
a wealthy Hebrew banker who fell
away from the ideals of his own faith
and early training. "A Real Pal," a
rural skit, is announced as a novelty
in that it is a country skit that does
not deal with "rubes." One city man
takes another to a small town to act
as best man at his wedding and a
number of funny situations result.
Other numbers include the gymnas-
tic efforts of the Casting Lampys; the
singing Valda and her so-called Bra-
zilian Nuts, and Hayes and Rives in
"The 'Divinity and Her Escort."
The Sunday photoplay for today is
a double feature, W. S. Hart and Bessie
Love in "The Aryan," and one of
I George Ade's Fables in Slang.

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And we in return can enioy peace
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Failure to follow your custom of amu
would defeat the ideas of the government.

A formal junior prom was decided
upon by the prom committee of the
University of Illinois. However, the
affair will be made as economical as
possible. The dance will be held in
the parlors of the Womens' building
as the gymnasium is occupied by mil-
itary classes. There will not be any
booths this year, and flowers and candy
will be tabooed..
The extension department of the
University of Washington is making
plans whereby students in service at
camps near the college may continue
their incompleted studies. Several of
the faculty men have expressed their
willingness to lecture in the nearby
Commissions were received by 109
Harvard men this weel. Of this num-
ber, one is a major, 18 are captains, 44
are first lieutenants, and 46 are sec -
ond lieutenants Other additions to
this number ?"e expected soon, as the
list is incomnplete.
Char les W. Fischer, Jr., '18, harries
Lieut. Charles W. Fischer, Jr., '18,
married Miss Dorothy Holmes of Chi-
cago, on Nov. 29. Lieutenant Fischer
is president in absentia of the Mich-
igan Union, and a member of Delta
Tau Delta fraternity. He was prom-
inent in campus activities last year.


Ahi'aus Open


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Prof. Young Advises Use of Wood
Ann Arbor can easily comply with
the request of the fuel administration
to use wood in place of coal for heat-
ing purposes and thus conserve coal
and help relieve congestion on the
railroads, according to Prof. L. J.
Young of the forestry department.
,"One fifth of all Washtenaw county is
still wooded," he said, "and if diseased
and dead, trees were cut the forests
could be improved. Many of these
woods are composed of oak or other
hardwood trees, a cord of which costs
two or three dollars less and gives off
more heat than a ton of aithracite


Orpheum - Mildred
"The Courage of the
place." Also comedy.

Havens in *
Common- *


Wuerth - Geraldine Farrar in
"The Woman God Forgot." Also
Victor Moore comedy.



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Rae - Charlie Chaplin in
Floor-walker," and. Frank KE
in "The Bride."

DEC. Hans
6 Shows 3-
7 Shows 3-

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