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p' Ne/vs
t'six companies of
wi'll exercise under
's direction at 4:10
>on.
have voluntary ex-
rig; ~company IH,
high jump; comn-
,r and relay; com..-
and voluntary ex-
higb1 jump and hor-
upany M, relay and
Uniforms Missing
Lhe 400 missing un-
rersity of Washing-
have been fruitless.
hows that they left
a month ago.

U LRIU iUH I iO U
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Predicts Comcaisslioner Here to Secure
Release of Purchased
Provisions
PiCTURES PRIVATION OF HIS
PEOPLE, EATING BARK BREAD
Claims Finland Is Loyal and Can Give,
Invaluable Aid If Permitted
To. Live
New York, Dec. 5.-Speedy death
from -hunger threatens the greater
part of' the population of Finland un-
less flour can be obtained from the
United States, asserts Dr. Kaarlo Ig-
natius, commissioner of the Finnish
government for negotiating the release
of foodstuffs by the United States gov-
ernment, in a statement to The Asso-
ciated Press.
"In regard to food supply, Finland
is worse off than any of the European
states whose sufferings have been
brought before the American public,"'
stated Dr. Ignatius. "For months past
our people have been eating bread
made out of flour mixed with pine-
bark and lichens; but even with this
expedient we cannot hold out, as the
flour reserve virtually is exhausted,
and even our hardy population cannot
eat unmixed bark.
"The sufferings endured in the sum-
mer were terrible, and since I left
Finland in September, they have be-
come much worse. Nothing can save
}is except the prompt release by the
American government of the flour
which we have already ordered and
paid for in the United States.
Country Not Self-supporting
"Finland has never been self-sup-
porting as regards food. Her three
and a half millions of people scattered.
over 373,000 square kilometres of ter,
ritory, have depended largely upon
foreign supplies of grain, in exchange
for which they exported forestry pro-
ducts. Before the war, \we imported

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Junior Dents To Form Drill Company
Arrangements have been made in
the dental college for the organiza-
tion of a junior military company to
be captained by Melvin E. Page, 19D,
and to drill daily from 3:30 to 4:30j
o'clock. Similar action by the seniors
of the college is expected.
Blanks are being prepared at the
THIS
WV EEK DETROIT
The Messrs. Shubert preent Eugene
Walters Powerful Drama
"THE KNIFE"
With
NOR-MAN HACKET, Mi V BUCKLEY,
and a COMMANDING CAST

reserve corps.
j Patronize Our
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Shows at 3 :0. n s o(
'Ch U nles-67-t (

I iier I lust G.am'e.-

AT THE MAJESTI C DECEMBER 7

for you in
ad them.-

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annually about 400,000 tons of bread-!
stuffs; and of these about 50,000 tons
came from the United States. The rest
came from Russia. With war, the'
,import from America ceased and as
Russia's own food troubles grew and
her railroad service became disorgan-j
ized, the import from Russia ceased
also. Then starvation began,
"All I want is the 'release of enoughI
flour to save us from death and hun-
ger. Privation we have stood and are
willing to stand. We ask for this con-
cession and we base our demand upon
justice as regards the past and upon
policy as regards the future.'
"As regards the past, we are only
asking for payment for services al-
ready rendered to, the Allies. Those
services have been of great value.
Finland loyally helped Russia as long
as Russia was fighting, and she is
willing to help in future if Russia re-
sumes fighting.
Assisted Russia Loyally
"During the war, Finland has been
absolutely loyal. This in the face of
great provocation by the now-extinct
autocracy. In September, 1914, in re-
turn for Finnish expressions of loy-
alty, Nicholas 11 issued a decree fur-
ther suppressing the Finnish language
and abolishing what little was left of
our Constitution. Yet we remained
loyal. We mobilized our industries
on a war basis with a - thoroughness
and efficiency which have been ac-
knowledged repeatedly by the Petro-
grad government.
"All our cities, in particular Hol-
gingfors, Tammerfors, and Abo, at
once became munitions workshops.
They supplied Russia with uniforms,
boots, leather goods, shells, cartridges,
and machine guns. In our ports we
built destroyers and torpedo boats.
The former minister of war, General
Polivanoff, informed a newspaper cor-
respondent that Finland's war indus-
tries were flourishing and were a
model to Russia.
Blames War Industries
"These war industries, important
factors in Russia's resistance, proved
to be one cause of our present lament-
able plight, and that is why we cite

e Conqueror"
ERPIECE IN PHOTOPLAY ART
the life story of a man whose energy and fear-
d 'the South, cggrandized the United States!
>endous dramatization of an actual story, that of

Nbne Can Af4*rd 2- Miss-It
-All Can Alfoi d to Go
Don't let the wair tax keep,-you
awy 'from the theaters. The
amount is small and it all goes to
UNCLE SAM
To take are of the Boys
"OVER THERE"
And we in return can enjoy
peace and happiness
"OVER HERE"
UNCLE SA
Wouldn't make war tax if he
didn't hi e to.
Fuiluira to -follow your custom
of-amsement atthis time would
defeattlm ideas of the govern-
MAJESTIC
Always Open to Real Patriots
Do you go to the MAJESTIC

them as a reason why America should
help us now. Under normal condi-
tions, we should have been paid for
our munitions in .Russian money, and
allowed with this Russian money
to import Russian and foreign
foodstuffs. - In fact, we were
flooded - with Russian paper ru-
bles; but were not allowed to buy
necessaries of life either in Russia or
abroad. We got so far as to order
breadstuffs ii Russia; we even paid
for them 'in advance; and the provis-
ional government promised to allow
their export to us; but owing to trans-
port disorganization we got nothing.
Thus we suffered directly from our
help to Russia. If we had not con-
centrated on munitions making, we
might have diverted our industrial
labor into agricultural channels, and
conditions would not have been quite
so bad as they are.
Supported Garrisons
"We supported Russia in other ways.
As long as we could, we sent her milk.
and butter. We supported a large
Russian naval and military garrison,
which alone adds a big percentage to
our population figure, and we sup-
port an immense army of civilian
Russians; and thus relieve the food
strain in Russia.
"Justice demands that we should
not be punished for our past sacri-
ftces. Policy demands that we should
be insured against starvation in
future. Our war industries are still
mobilized; they are highly efficient;
and if Russia continues the war, we
can give her greater help than she
can expect from her own inefficient
and anarchical industries. But this
will be possible only if we have the ne-
cessary food. The Allies cannot expect
hungry artisans, whose wives and
children are perishing, to keep to mu-
nitions work.
Population Devoted To Allies
"Our population is not pro-German.
It was, I admit, anti-Russian, or rath-
er anti-autocracy. It has always been
devoted to America, England, and:
France, from which countries in our]
darkest hour we received sympathy
and moral support. I have myself al-
ways championed the Allies' cause at
home; and I do not desire to see. my
hungry fellow-countrymen throwing
themselves in despair into Germany's
hands. In order to gain Scandinavian
support, Germany a month ago osten-
tatiously sold breadstuffs to Sweden.
Probably she would do the same to.
Finland, but that is not the kind of
help we want.-
"We want help from the Allies-
which in this case means. help from
America, and we are confident that
we shall get it."~
Dance at the Armory every Satur-
day night 9-12.-Adv.

CLEANED

FACTORY HAT SI
617 Packard St., next to th-
Telephone 1792

A HAI

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of Texas.

>r of our forefathers is reflected on the

d which made a nation!

read e Theater
TODAY AND TOMORROW

MAJESTIC
THuRSDAY, DEL 6
"LITTLE JI;S I)1TUNE"
Hans & Fritz Comedy and others
Shows, -7 :30-9 Prices, J0e-15e
FRIDAY, EC, 7
Double Feature
"PRINCESS VIRTURE"
O'llenry Series
Shows, 34:30-9 Prices, 10e-1,e
SATURDAY, DEC. 8
"EASY MONEY"
faeo. Ade's Rabies
Shows, 3-7:30-9 Prices, toe-15e

M Orpheum
Prices: ioc unless otl
Matinees 2. ,1:.30 Ni

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20 CENTS I

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Come to Huizel's Winter Clearance

I

us Included-
at such remarkable reductions as these:

WHIT

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and $27.50 Coats. .....
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5and $50 Coats..

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P. 5 P 5 P P

.. .$18.50
..$22,50 '
*.$26.50.
. . .. . 5
. ..$36.50

Read the Daily
They will lead you to
Arbor's storts.-Adv.

advertisements.
the best of Ann,

Several lots of Dresses included---
Everything from dainty little dance frocks to smartly
tailored serge street dresses
Silk Dresses and Serges......0.........
Up to $30 Party Frocks . .. ... ..... ..

.$13,95-
.$19.50

The Arts and Crafts
Theatre Company
OF DETROIT
will present in
Sarah Caswvell Angell Hal
TUESDAY EVENING DEC. 11
at S o'elock
Three Plays
"SUPPRESSED DESIRES"
By Susan Glaspell and
George Cram Cook
"THE LOST SILK HAT"
By Lord Dunsany
"NETTIE"
By George Ado
Reserved Seat Sale opening
Wednesday, Dec. 4th
WAHR'S
(Both Book Stores)

SUNDAY Dec. 9
Matinee and Night
ROBERT SHERMAN
Presents The Screamingly
Fanny Comedy-Drama
A
Good FOP~
Nothing
Husband
What kind of a husband have you ?
A Play of Today-Brimming over with
laughter and human Interest
Excellent Cast and Scenery
Equipment

Sherman's new play
the attraction at the
Sunday Afternoon a
Dec. 9th.
While the Movies
on the decline and'
going public are de
real big feature p
cost more than the
the Theatre can pay
he intersperse the p
vaudeville entertai
the drama goes me
way, and the publi
back to its first 10
old reliable drama.
It is with this id
Sherman has caused
ten by a well kno,4
the new, comedy, "A
NOTHING HUSBAI
strong in motif, cle;
and chucrk full of s

'f

,too---
s, and Petticoats, and Suits (Half Price, by the way!)-
YOU won't miss at least seeing what the sale has to offer!
berty Streets:

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