-ie AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND
:ntitls8 THE WAR
new The message which Colonel Roose-
velt brought to Canada on Monday
ity ofevening last, offers .a fitting oppor-
tunity for The Varsity to say a few
bor as words of appreciation and admiration
in regard to the effort which the Unit-
ed States and American universities
words are making in the present war.
of the The Varsity has read with much in-
.e west terest the various American college
re the papers which come to this office. They
tell of the men going; of campaigns
editor for the Red Cross and kindred socie-
anager ties; of generous subscriptions to the
Millar Liberty Loan and. in general show an
rn attitude of hearty support for the
;waney cause in which the Allied nations are
engaged. In this way the American
ighell universities are but reflecting the
ne, Jr. whole-hearted manner in which th,
anager American nation has organized and is
anager organizing for the war. Colonel Roos-
anager evelt said he did not come to advise
anager but to admire Canada. Canadians can
- say the same cf the United States, for
Roeser all admire the earnest manner in
npbell which the Americantgovernment has
taken command of the situation, and
has seemingly avoided some of the
Rice many mistakes which other govern-
Given ments have -made. May they succeed
andibo in all their efforts.
"elson From the existence of this mutual
oeno friendliness, it is to be hoped, as
Mines Colonel Roosevelt said, that there will.
- be a better feeling created between
Gates Canada, the British Empire and the
Hause United States. The feeling is present
eimri today and is daily growing stronger.
Abele It affords a "silver lining" which'
Phelp& ought to mean much for all of us.-
rmany has com-
spokren words is
to have the war
he minds of all
end he recom-
declared at once
did not specifi-
n for. this, and
s are nodding
in favor of Italy
plates such act-
great motive be-
as committed crimes
zed nation believing in
hat right makes might
o the one that might
nust fight. After much
erica has taken up
e the world that no rep-
i inhuman acts will oc-
rtry is in the war. Fur-
the war to win. The
I every other loyal
vell-is willing to sacri-
is end be acconplished.
against Austria is one
es that must be under-
vas not said, but Mr.
in the habit of making
pressed its approval of
erican must feel simi-
ove is merely one part
>rinciple enunciated by
-the desire to make the
ace in which to follow
SH TOQUES AGAIN
oque, contrary to the
s opinion, is not a badge
ignorance. Nor is it
asteful to the eye. Un-
erclass toques, it may
and never give outward
e fact. It should not be
flaming Scarlet Letter
of disgrace and ignom-
hould the freshman be
upon its delicate, cran-
ves with an appraising
ties and to the debonair
to an otherwise drab
The numbers of new officers who are
being married may prove one thing.
They want to get used to one sort of
war in order that they may fight bet-
ter against another.
In most cases you never can telll
Tvhat a jury will do. But if there is
a pretty woian in the case, It's a
Haig deems more effective than The
Vassar girls are eating jam on their
bread to help win the war. Is there
no end, to a woman's sacrifice?;
Detroiters are realizing the benefits
of walking since the D. U. R. -raised
the rate to 5 cents per bump.
A man's aesthetic taste can usually
be judged from the colors just beneath
his chin and just above his shoe tops.
Michigan women subscribed $6,000,-
000 to 'the second Liberty Loan. Mil-
igan husbands must have been in good
The coal companies are doing every-'
thing in their power to keep us cool
in our fight with the kaiser.-Mil-
GIRLS SET RECORD IN
LONDON BOOT HOSPITAL
London, Dec. 4.-The war girl is
again setting new records in a fac-
tory near the east end of London.
Here however, it is not shells but
boots which she is turning out. It is
more like a surgery for boots than a
factory because, within forty minutes,
a pair of boots from Flanders thick
with mud and hardly recognizable are
completely restored to ftrength and
The boots are scrubbed in warm
water, dressed with castor oil, the
heel and tap is stripped off, then the
outer skin of the upper part is taken+
off with a machine invented during
the war. The sole and heel are re-
newed, the whole blocked into shape
and finally restained, polished and
made ready for use again in the army;
all in forty minutes.
About 300 girls are working in this
Four Narrowly Escape Drowning
Flint, Dec. 4.-Three boys and a
man. narrowly escaped drowning in
Flint river when Cortez Cummings,
12 years old, broke through thin ice.
Eugene Everhart saw the boy strug-
gling in the water and went to his
rescue. Everhart broke through, but
managed to hold up the Cummings
boy. until help arrived. George ever-
hart, a brother, and Byron Whitney,
stepfather of the Cummings boy, also
fell into the hole made by the strug-
gling boys. A boat was finally shoved
out from the edge of solid ice and all
four were rescued. The Cummings
boy and Cortez Everhart were ex-
hausted when aid reached them.
Dance at the Armory every Satur-
CASUALTIES OCCUR AS RESULT
OF INTENSE NERVOUS STRAIN
BEFORE "ZERO HOUR"
One of the most trying experiences
in the trenches is the waiting for the
signal to start the attack, according
to an article in a scientific monthly.
The men know that the order to
charge has been given, but the exact
time is not told them until immediately
before. The suspense is so terrible
that many have been known to go in-
sane while waiting for the announce-
ment of "zero hour."
One instance is given of a
deranged man who climbed over
his trench with only a towel
for a covering. The Germans
were so surprised that they did not fire
at first, and the man's corporal tried
to lasso him with a rope. 'The rope
missed, and a German gun brought
Another story is told of three men
who were reconnoitering in No-Man's-
Land about 3 o'clock in the morning.
They encountered a German, quickly
put an end to him, and started back
to their line. One of the men suddenly
lost his mind and came yelling and
waving his arms toward his own
trench. He was mistaken for a Ger-
man, which was natural as he had
taken the helmet of the one they had
killed and was wearing it.
He was killed instantly. The two
remaining men also lost their heads
and started running, one being shot
down. The other fell fiat on his face
and lay there four hours, afraid to
move. The trench guns were pointed
in his direction, the entire line think-.
ing the Germans w'e about to make
,an attack. In the morning, by telling
the sentry the names of the captain
and the other officers, he was able to
get back to his own lines.,
ALLEGED CONSPIRATORS GO
ON TRIAL FOR I)YNAMITING
A. I. Kaltschmlidt and 12 Others Im-
plicated In Anti-Amer- .
Detroit, Dec. 4.-A. Karl Kalt-
schmidt and two others were to go
on trial in federal court here today
to answer to the charge of conspira-
cy to dynamite bridges and factories
in the United States and Canada. The
13 alleged accomplicestin the dynamite
plot have been in custody since April
Included in the 12 additional per-
sons are Kaltschmidt's sister and
brother-in-law. It is thought that
those to be tried are part of the web
of intrigue stretching from Wilhelm-
strasse all over the world and which
the secret service operatives of Uncle
Sam are searching out.
The trials would have been held
long ago but for the fact that big
conspiracy cases were being tried in
Chicago and other large cities of the
Specifically, Kaltschmidt and his as-
sociates are held responsible for a
plot to blow up the Windsor, Ont.,
armory, .the Peabody overall factory
in Walkerville, Ona., and big plants
d bridges in and around Detroit.
It is posible that Kaltschmidt will
'be tried on 12 charges.
Y. W. C. A. cabinet will meet at 3:30
o'clock this afternoon.
Judiciary council of the Women's
league will meet at 11:30 o'clock to-
day at Newberry hall.
Prof. E. H. Kraus will speak on
"Our New Responsibilities" at 4:30
o'clock this afternoon at Newberry
The class in military marching will
meet at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon
in the field across from Barbour gym--
Women will be given a last oppor-
tunity to enroll in the playground
course at the regular class period at
2:30 o'clock this afternoon.
Sophomore - freshman basketball
practice at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon;
additional practice for freshmen at
THRIFT STAMPS TO HELP
GOVERNMENT IN WAR FUNDS
Stamps Sell in 2 Cent Denominations
War Saving Certificates
Sell for $4.12
- Detroit, Dec. 3.-Methods of saving
money were put before Mic'igai and
other states today by the government,
with the launching of the sale of thrift
stamps. Michigan was expected to re-
spond whole-heartedly to the idea,
which besides instructing the purchas-
er of thrift stamps, will also aid the
government against financial difficul-
ties during th war.
The thrift stamps are sold at 25
cents each at post offices. War saving
certificates, which also went on sale
today, are sold for $4.12 e'ach. . The
money invested in these two chan-
nels goes toward war supplies. They
fortify the United States and its allies
in the war against future contingen-
cies which may arise in the conflict
The stamps and saving certificates
are redeemable at any time, and may
be kept five years, when their maxi-
mum value will be returned to the
possessor. It is the plan of men boost-
ing the movement to have the purch-
asers retain their certificates and
stamps for five years whenever pos-
Detroit's share to be invested in
these two new government enterprises
is expected to exceed $16,000,000 'dur-
The public is fully awake to the
fact that money is one of the big fac-
tors in winning the war and govern-i
ment officials are bonfident that per-
sons who were unable to buy Liberty
Bonds will "come through" in this
campaign for money in small quanti--
Seals Permitted on Christmas Maill
Christmas regulations issued by the
postoffice department permit the past-
ing of Christmas seals on parcels dur-
ing this month, providing the seals are
not on the same side as the address.
Previously parcels bearing such seals
have not been accepted.
The department wishes to discour-
age the use of any seals on letters or
post cards. Letters bearing seals on
the 'address side will not be accepted
Dr. De Kraf To Leave for France Soon
Dr. Paul H. De Kruif, assisant pro-
fessor of bacteriology, will leave this.
week for France as first lieutenant in
the Sanitary corps.
Officers' Uniforms and accessories
G. H. Wild & Co., State Street.-Adv
U. of M. Jewelry. J. . Chapman's
is tne place. 118 B. Main.-Adv.
We have a complete stock of
Switzer s Hardware
NOW ON DISPLAY
Slater's Book Shop
Interesting VJie s
The great Lama of Lassa has offered
100,000 fighting men to Great Britain
for service with the Allies. The
number includes priests as well as
fighting men from the plateaus of
No pay is accepted for military ser-
vice by 60 members of the Mennonite
faith at Camp Zachary Taylor, who
object to service in any capacity on
America is yet in danger of a Ger-
man invasion, as a result of the confi-
dence gained by recent Teutonic suc-
cesses in Russia and Italy, according
to Senator J. Hamilton Lewis of Illin-
Moving pictures of University of
Pennsylvania athletes have been taken
under the direction of United States
army officers for the purpose of study-
ing human movements to teach mili-
Price of bread in Chicago has been
reduced one cent.
Masses will be held early on holy
days in the archdiocese of Philadel-
phia and the diocese of Scranton so
the work of Catholic miners need not
be interfered with.
Free postage to all United States
soldiers, sailors, and marines in act-
ive service is proposed in a bill in-
troduced in the house of representa-
500 Red Cross Workers Incade Detroit
Detroit, Dec. 4.-Marching under the
pennant of the Red Cross, 500 men and
women from throughout Michigan in-
vaded Detroit yesterday to lay plans
for their crusade of the future and to
discuss the successful campaign which
they have been conducting.
Recreation makes for Efficiency
"We try to treat you right." Huston
(or. State- and N. Un]
samples are unusually good-askc to see
and leave your order NOW
We have both the inclinatio;
the equipment to furnish t
best in banking service
The Ann Arbor Savings E
Capital and Surplus $ 500,(
Resources . . . $4,000,(
Northwest Corner Main
707 North University Ave
DETROIT UNITED LINE
Between Detroit, Ann Arbor and
(Effective May 22, 1917)
Detroit Limited and E~xpress Cars-
n.. 8:1o a. m., and hourly to 7:1s p.
Kalamazoo Limited Cars-8:48 a,
every two hours to 6:48 u. -m.; to
S :48 1).im.
Jackson Express Cars ;local stops
Ain Arbor)-9:48 a. in. and every t
to ~ :48 n. m.
Local Cars East Bound-5:3s a.
a. ni., 7:05 a. . and cvry two hour
To Ypsilanti only, :20 a. t. .
2:05 :'. Ill. 6:o; p . m 9:45 pi% n. 11
1>:>o a. ,n *,i1:To a. m._, 1:20 a. in. 1
hange at psiBa-ti.
Local Cars West Bound-6 :05 a.
a. mn.. 10:20 p. M_- 12:2o a- m.
ALIENS TO BE BARRED FROM
GRAND RAPIDS AFTER DEC.
Grand Rapids, Dec. 4.-United States
Marshal O'Connor announced yester-
day that beginning Monday, the entire
city of Grand Rapids will be a pro-
hibited zone wherein no alien enemy
may reside without a permit from the
Germans who have taken out their
first papers are included in the ban.
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for all occasion
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