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Dec. 10.-The American mil-
ommission in Switzerland, it
unced, has just contracted for
itional two thousand wooden
s to be used as barracks
ust be delivered not later than
bruary to the American mili-
thorities. These will supple-
500 such barracks ordered
barracks are to be about 100
g by 20 feet wide, and are of
thickness so as to protect the
from cold and dampness. They1
?ine and are so built that they
shipped in parts and erected
the use of nails. Each part
bered so that the assembling
sy matter. A number of Swiss
concerns are to fulfill the
Roumania has two hospitals
charge of the American Red Cross.
Belgian women, interned in German
camps, are to be exchanged for Ger-
man civilians removed from German
East Africa, who are now interned in
Minneapolis may license the sale
of horse flesh for human food..
France is to build 20 non-sinkable
ships in the United States.
Kirkwall, Scotland, has a communal
cooking center; its object being the,
Chicago, Dec. 10.-Since the begin-
ning of the war reductions have been
made in passenger service of the rail-
roads aggregating 10,657,636.96 train
military department. By this de-
miles per annum. This report covers
the roads in the states of the central
creasing the passenger service, a say
ing has been effected of 1,176,085 tons
of coal, 369 locomotives, 1,941 men and
203, 839 barrels of oil.
Reductions that have been made all
over the country will amount to over
25,000,000 train miles a year, accord-
ing R. H. Aishton, chairman of the
central department committee of the
Railroad War board.
Capt. E. B. Baxter of Detroit To Speak
To Military Cadets Tomorrow
"Trench Warfare" is the subject of
an illustrated address to be given to
military cadets at 4:10 o'clock tomor-
row afternoon in Hill auditorium by
Capt. E. B. Baxter of the Canadian in-
fartry. Captain Baxter is a member
25c to $1.00
conservation of food stuffs.
. Asks Federal Board to Aid Farmers
Allentown Men Home for Vacation
F. Shafer, '18, C. J. Frisbie, '16, Carl
Rash, '19, B. Thompson, '19, M. S.
Carlton, '20, and L. Townley, '15, of
AN the Allentown base hospital unit, have
received furloughs to spend Christmas
be at their homes.
ool Approximately 2,000 of the boys
the who have been living in dugouts , few
d miles from Allentown were forced to
ng come in to camp last week on ac-
count of the severe cold.
England has fixed a minimum wage
of 25 shillings per week for her agri-
French specialists are using parrots
to cure patients who have lost their
voices through shell shock. The chat-
ter of the birds incites in the men the
desire to talk.
A bill providing for government
monoply of sugar, alcohol, and oil has
been introduced into the French
chamber of deputies.
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Daily advertisements. Read them.
Daily advertisers are first chotce
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New York, Dec. 10.-Declaring that
the life insurance companies have be-
come the largest distinguishable fac-
tor in the farm loan business, Herbert
Quick of the federal farm loan board,
before the eleventh annual convention
of the Association of Life Insurance
presidents here today, urged the na-
tional need for the apportionment of
still more of their funds for the fi-
nancing of agricultural production.
At present, he said, about $700,000,00
of policyholders' reserves are employ-
ed in this activity.
"No greater problem ever confront-
ed the American people than the nec-
essity of increasing production and
the maintenance of permanent soil
fertility," said Mr. Quick. "For the
economic pinch is now upon us."
of the British Canadian recruiting
mission in Detroit.
"Captain Baxter's lecture will be
more thrilling and interesting than
Empey's book, 'Over the top,'" said
Lieut. George C. Mullen yesterday af-
ternoon. "I heard Captain Baxter
talk recently in Detroit at a meeting
of the Detroit chapter of the Sons of
the American Revolution, and made
arrangements for him to speak to the
students of the Reserve Officers'
Training corps in the University."
Arrangements have been made to
open the first balcony and gallery for
all students and friends not studying
Captain Baxter will be the guest of
the Delta Tau Delta fraternity while
in the city.
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Minneapolis, Dec. 10.-At least eight
members of the 1917 University of
Minnesota football team will not re-
turn to the game next year. Six will
graduate in January, one has been
drafted for the national army and one
is in another branch of military ser-
vice. Several promising members of
this year's freshman squad also plan
to enlist before next fall.
George Hauser, fighting captain of
the eleven, will join an engineering
regiment after hisgraduation in Jan-
uary. Other gridiron stars who will
graduate are Conrad Eklund, tackle;
Paul Carroll, halfback; George Bier-
man, halfback; Elmer Haugland, tack-
le, and Al Schroeder, end. Ray Alden-
derfer, halfback, has been commis-
sioned a second lieutenant in the Un-
ited States infantry. Paul Flinn, end,
has been drafted and expects jfo go
with the next contingent.
Trig Johnson, tackle, who went with
the national guard to the Mexican bor-
der a year ago, expects to be in service
again before next fall. V| N. Williams,
guard, is a member of the Fourth Min-
Among members of this year's
squad who are expected to return to
school next year are Ernest Lampi,
Neid Arnston, and Norma Kingsley.
And Have Them
Selfridge to Have Soldiers' Clubhoiis'e
Mt. Clemens, Mich., Dec. 10.-Under
the supervision of Virgil A. Johnson
of the war department commission of
of training camp activities, arrange-
ments are practically completed for
the establishment of a downtown club-
house for the benefit of the soldiers
at the Selfridge aviation field. The
national war recreation board will co-
operate with local community -work-
ers in financing the project.
Prof. W.Henderson Speaker at Service
Prof. William D. Henderson of the
physics department will speak at the
Christmas candle service at 4:30 o'-
clock tomorrow afternon at Newberry
Special entertainment has been ar-
ranged for this meeting in keeping
with the Yule-tide spirit. Other
features on the program arethe Girls'
glee club and a violin solo by Lucy
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