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Sent for Draft
Questionnaires amounting to 4,705
in number will be sent out by the


Washtenaw county draft board begin-
ning Dec. 15 in connection with the
re-classification of all registrants for
E selective military service.
To serve as an aid to men in answer-
ing these questionnaires, a legal ad-
visory board composed of members of
the Washtenaw county bar associa-
tion has been organized, which
D will render their services gratis
for this work. Mr. George W. Sample,
te judge-elect of the circuit court, Mr.
Martin J. Cavanaugh, president of the
bar association, and Mr. Victor E.
Van Ameringen form the committee
that heads the- board. The faculty
te of the law department will assist all
s students of the University in filling
h out their questionnaires.
p_ Under recent government provisions,
men who live so far from the draft
board where they registered in June
- that it will work some hardship upon
I them to deal further with them, may,
3_ upon petitioning their former boards,
. receive permission to be transferred
s to the board for Washtenaw county.;
All registrants should inform their
e boards of any change of address, as
all questionnaires must be answered
withing seven days after they are sent
out and any delinquents will automat-
k ically fall among class 1. Five days
- after all of the questionnaires have
been turned in, the men who fall in
class 1 will be called immediately for
' their physical examinations.



de from it
very power -
ials, is be- 1U 10 18UNIO .OPERA
inue to be --
ice, sought _
abated here
neitherits Committees for the Michigan Union
e attained. opera were announced yesterday. Fol-
I won," he lowing is the list:
people say General chairman, Alan Livingston,
accredited '1SE; assistants to general chairman:
are ready F. C. Bell, '19, R. B, Reavill, '19, Don-
ased upon ald. Springer, '19E, and Matthew S.
he wrongs Towar, '19; stage committee: Chair-
man, A. Gerald Gabriel, '18, Ralph E.
Gault, '19, W. W.Hinshaw, Jr., '20, and
; adJQ11In '18, Mark K. ahlbert, '20, Charles
osed, the Chairman, Harold W. Collins, '18E,
the senate and Paul Smith, '19; Costume com-
Iteps were mittee: Chairman, Arthur Ippel, '18,
dent's war Charles M. Norton, '19E, Charles Sul-
he foreign livan, '19E, and S. C. Zylstra, '19E;'
house was properties committee: Chairman, W.
o'clock to- S. Dinwiddie, '18E, John Chase, '19,
fairs com- A. L. Martinek, '19E, and Joseph H.
Thursday Broderick, '19; music committee:
the house Chairman, S. W. Sedgwick, '19, Stew-
hie Austria art E. Doolittle, '20, Carl E. Johnson,
be similar '20, and W. W. Stone, '20; publicity
rany. Sqn- committee: Chairman, C. C. Andrews,
join today '18, Mark K. Ehlbert, '20, Charles
>roval giv- R. Osius, Jr., '20, and Paul E. Chol-
ces. With ette, Jr., '20L; program committee:
brows he Chairman, Albert E. H{orne, Jr., '18,
executive. E. T. Edwards,'20 J.E. godwillie,
'hrna ,
throng at '20, C. A. Newcomb, '19, C. T. Hogan,
i, nor did '20E, James Pottinger, '20, and L. A.
Storrer, '20.

(Editor's note-Following are excerpts from the President's ad-
dress yesterday to congress).
Our object is, of course, to win the war and we shall not slacken
or suffer ourselves to be diverted until it is won. But it is worth while
asking and answering the question, when shall we consider the war
From one point of view it is not necessary to broach this funda-
mental matter. I do not doubt that the American people know what the
war is about and what sort of an outcome they will regard as a realization
of their purpose in it, As a nation we are united in spirit and inten-
I pay little heed to those who tell me otherwise. I hear the voices
of dissent-who does not? I hear the criticisms and the clamor of the
noisily thoughtless and troublesome. I also see men here and there fling
themselves in impotent disloyalty against the calm, indomitable power
of the nation. I hear men debate peace who understand neither its
nature nor the way in which we may attain it with uplifted eyes and
unbroken spirits.
But I know that none of these speaks for the nation. They do not
touch the heart of anything. They may safely be left to strut their
uneasy hour and be forgotten.
But from another point of view I believe that it is necessary to say
plainly what we here at the seat of action consider the war to be for
and what part we mean to play in the settlement of its searching is-
sues. We are the spokesmen of the American people and they- have a
right to know whether their purpose is ours.
They desire peace by the overcoming of evil, by the defeat once for
all of the sinister forces that interrupt peace and render it impos-
sible, and they wish to know how closely our thought runs with theirs and
what action we propose.
I believe that I speak for them when I say two things: First, that
this intolerable Thing of which the masters of Germany have shown us
the ugly face, this menace of combined intrigue and force which we now
see so clearly as the German power, a Thing without conscience or honor
or capacity for covenanted peace, must be crushed and, if it be not ut-
terly brought to an end, at least shut out from the friendly intercourse
of the nations; and, second that when this Thing and its power are in-
deed defeated and the time comes that we can discuss peace-when the
German people have spokesmen whose word we can believe and when
those spokesmen are ready in the name of their people to accept the com- .
mon judgment of the nations as to what shall henceforth bethe bases of
law and of covenant for the life of the world-we shall be willing
and glad to pay the full price for peace and pay it ungrudgingly.
You catch, with me, the voices of humanity that are in the air. They
grow daily more audible, more articulate, more persuasive, and they come
from the hearts of men everywhere. They insist that the war shall not
end in vindictive action of any kind; that no nation or people shall be
robbed or punished because the irresponsible rulers of a single country
have themselves done deep.and abominable wrong.
It is this thought that has been expressed in the formula, "No annex-
ations, no contributions, no punitive indemnities." Just because this crude
formula expresses the instinctive judgment as to the right of plain men
everywhere, it has been made diligent use of by the masters of German
intrigue to lead the people of Russia astray-and the people of every
other country their agents could reach, in order that a premature peace
might be brought about before autocracy has been taught its final and
convincing lesson and the people of the world put in control of their own
It is impossible to apply any standard of justice so long as such
forces are unchecked and undefeated as the present masters of Germany
command. Not until that has been done can Right be set up as arbiter
and peacemaker among the nations. But when that has been done-as,
God willing, it assuredly will be-we shall at last be free to do an
unprecedented thing and this is the time to avow our purpose to do it.
We shall be free to base peace on generosity and justice, to the exclu-
sion of all selfish claims to advantage even on the part of the victors.
We shall regard the war as won only when the German people say to
us through properly accredited representatives that they are ready to agree
to a settlement based upon justice and the reparation of the wrongs
their rulers have done,
They have done a wrong to Belgium which must be repaired. They
have established a power over other lands and peoples than their own--
over the great empire of Autria-Hungary, the hitherto free Balkan states,
over Turkey, and within Asia-which must be relinquished.
It (peace) must deliver the once fair lands and happy peoples of Bel-
gium and northern France from the Prussian conquest and the Prussian
menace, but it must also deliver the peoples of Austro-Hungary, the peo-
ples of the Balkans and the peoples of Turkey, alike in Europe and in
Asia, from the impudent and alien domination of the Prussian military
and commercial autocracy.
Let there be no misunderstanding. Our present and immediate task is
to win the war, and nothing shall turn us aside from it until it is ac-
complished. Every power and resource we possess whether of men, of
money, or of materials, is being devoted, and will continue to be devoted
to that purpose until it is achieved.

The worst that can happen to the detriment of the German people is
this, that if they should still, after the war is over, continue to-be obliged:
to live under ambitious and intriguing masters interested to disturb the
peace of the world, men or classes of men whom the other peoples of
the world could not trust, it might be impossible to admit them to the
partnership of nations which must henceforth guarantee the world's peace.
That partnership must be a partnership of peoples, not a mere partnership
of governments. It might be impossible, also, in such untoward circum-
stances, to admit Germany to the free economic intercourse which must in-
evitably spring out of the other partnerships of a real peace. But there
would be no aggression in that; and such a situation, inevitable because
of distrust, would in the very nature of things sooner or later cure itself,
by processes which would assuredly set In .
The wrongs, the very deep wrongs committed in this war will have
to be righted. That, of course. But they cannot and must not be
righted by the commission of similar wrongs against Germany and her
allies. The world will not permit the commission of similar wrongs as a
means of reparation and settlement. Statesmen must by this time have
learned that the opinion of the world is everywhere wide awake and fully
comprehends the issues involved. No respresentative of any self-governed
nation will dare disregard it by attempting'any such covenants of selfish-
ness and compromise as were entered into at the congress of Vienna.
One very embarrassing obstacle that stands in our way is that we are
at war with Germany, but not with her allies. I therefore, very earnestly
(Continued on Page Four)

One thousand dollars for the sup-
port of the American University Un-
ion was voted by the board of direct-
ors of the Michigan Union at a meet-
ing held yesterday. The board also
authorized the giving of some sort of
entertainment after the opening of the
second semester to defray the amount
of the donation.
It was voted that the Union, with the
consent of the Athletic association,
should award the "M's" and numerals
to the members of t:e Varsity and All-
fresh football teams respectively. This
will probably be done at the Christ-
mas Entertainment, which is to be
held Dec. 14 in Hill auditorium. The
Athletic association has made no de-
cision as to whether or not the offer
will be accepted.
The board discussed at length the
large demand made upon the Union for
the use of guest cards. It was empha-
sized that anyone eligible to member-
ship could not obtain a guest card.
The board of directors ratified the
amendments made to the constitution
of the Union, and authorized a general
meeting of all members for the pur-
pose of ratification. The meeting is to'
be held soon. The fiscal budget for
the new building also was completed.
Girls' Glee Club To Sing Sunday c
Girls' Glee club has been invited to
sing Sunday evening at Martha Cook
building. Anne Noble, '20, will be so-
loist. The program will consist of
"America for Me," Vandyke'; "Dinah,"
Johns; "Amarylis," Parlow.

Situation on Western Front
Brighter for Brith
(By Associated Press
Dec. 4.-The Germans, aj
have ceased the reckless ex
of lives of their troops in
blot out the Cambrai salieni
General Byng's forces. Af
days of onslaughts that had b
acterized as equalling any p
witnessed during the war,
artillery is engaged. Altho
Germans claim the capture
than 6,000 British prisoners in
tack and also more than 100
ports from the scene of ba
from the British war office a
correspondents, have indicated
German losses in men killed,
or made prisoners was a terri
to pay for the very small ree
lost ground.
Further Attacxs ixpec
While it is expected that fu
tacks will be delivered on the
sector the British troops are
now to be in a better positior
resistance than heretofore.
As yet the anticipated renewi
Austro-Germans in their infa
tacks on a large scale aga
Italians on the Venetian froni
matured. The enemy artille
ever, continues active from tb
plateau eastward towards ti
waters of the Piave.
Battle Not Begun
Likewise in Palestine the b
tween the Turks and the Br
the possession of Jerusalem
The Russian general staff he
ers on the northern Russian f
been captured by the Bc
troops under Ensign Krylenl
headquarters surrendered
fighting but General Dukho

Union Gives Sum
To Sammies'Home

Freshmen of all colleges will hold a
meeting at 7:15 o'clock tonight in Un-
iversity Hall, to organize for-the bag
rush to be held Saturday afternoon, in
spite of announcements to the con-
William S. Kammer, '18L, has been
secured for the meeting's pep speaker,
and R. D. Smith, '19E, a student coun-.
cilman on the committee in charge,
will preside and explain the rules in
detail. The final draft of the rules fol-
Special Arrangement Provided
"The contest will be held on a field
50 yards wide and 100 yards long.
Eleven bags will be placed on a line
bisecting the field lengthwise and at
equal distances from each other and
from the ends of the field.
"The opposing classes will be lined
up on opposite sides of the field on
lines parallel to the one the bags ar-
"The contest will consist of two
periods in proportion to the represent.
ation of the classes taking part, prefer-
ably two periods.
"Each period of the contest will be
15 minutes in length. Fifteen minutes
will be allowed between periods for
"The time of the event will be mark-
ed by a shot at the beginning and the
end of each period.
"There will be one judge for each
Fouls to be Judged
"Kicking, slugging, and any othet
unnecessary roughness shall be calle I
a foul at the discretion of the judge.
"The penalty for fouling will be that
the offender will be put off the field fo'
the remainder of the contest.
"Each judge will be provided with a
whistle for the stopping and start-
ing of the contest around his respec-
tive bag, two blasts of the whistle be-
ing a signal to start and one blast to
"Sophomores will be designated by
a daub of red paint on their foreheads
and the freshmen will be indicated by
a green daub.
"All contestants must wear tennis
Points Will be Scored
"The purpose of the contest is to
rush the .bag and draw it over the ling
from which the contestants started a'
the beginning of the period and keep
it there until time is up.
"Two points will be given for each
bag over the designated line and not



4.-Scores of Aums-
lects suspected of
s in this country
ithip a few hqur

ye peen
)ut have
. Near-
s in the
ed by a

be al

.-President Wil-
igress today was
the world by the
vernment. The
rded as probably
y feat ever under-
message abroad
rected from this
Creel, chairman
i public informa-

Washington, Dec. 4.-Food provided
for the national army and guard
units training in this country is excel-
lent in quality, but that provided in
the national guard camps leaves much
to be desired, says a report from the
food division of the surgeon general's
In the national army cantonments
the cooks have the advantage of per-
manent kitchens, plenty of hot water,
good store rooms, and large refrigera-
tors, while the national guard are
housed in tents, the kitchens are tem-
porary, often having dirt floors, smoky
stoves and poor refrigeration.
The surgeon general has recom-
mended a course in instruction for
cooks, mess sergeants and mess offi-
cers to improve conditions in the
various camps.
May Allow Foreign Decorations
Washington, Dec. 4.-Representa-
tive Linthicum of the foreign af-
fairs committee, today introduced a
joint resolution providing that men of
the army and navy be allowed to re-

carry out the orders of
to negotiate an armis
Germans, was thrown fr
Bolsheviki troops and ki
(By Associated .
With the British Arn
Dec. 4.- The fact that
Haig prevented the G
breaking through his
Cambrai front discount
gains which the enemy
terday at a terrible cos
means that yesterday's <
has been successfully pa
for the second time in fc
Marshal Haig thwarted
lieved to have been a Ge
to duplicate the Germai
garian performance in it
Germans Pierce
Germans were collec
western theater and val
the German lines in the
Vaquerie the enemy foi
through the town and i
some hundred yards int
ritory. This was the
The attacking force se
narrow strip of ground
and south of La Vaqu
British still clung grim]
ground north of this pl
Pulls Back Tr
The British command
ulled back his line to
southwest of MasnierE
o'clock. last night the lin
ed unchanged.
A heavy concentratic
guns east of Gonnelieu st
by the British counter
Things appear much br
British camp this morns
tle probably has not yet
but the defenders from x
in much better shape t

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