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Response Liberal For Fighting Men's
Christmas; Many Boxes Weigh
New York, Dec, 10.-Nearly 600,000
Christmas packages have been sent
to Ameican soldiers abroad as a re-
sult of the public's response to the
campaign urging early mailing of
gifts, according to railroad board re-
Military authorities have been de-
luged the last few weeks with parcels
of varying sizes, each one having to
be opened, examined aRnl rewrapped.
Great care, was taken to safeguard
the gifts from damage. After inspec-
tion the smaller packages were placed
in large wooden cases. A force of
box-makers was on hand, and new
wooden boxes were made for parcels
that had been damaged in shipment.
Although the limit had been placed
at 20 pounds, no packages wer. re-
jected; many of them weighed over
100 pounds. No delay was permit-
'ted in the handling of the boxes. They
were not kept in the examining quar-
ters more than a day before being
placed on board ship.
Officers in charge of the Christmas
shipments were amazed by the man-
ner in which friends and relatives of
the soldiers observed the requests of
the railroads to send gifts early, thus
insuring arrival abroad before Christ-
"WE ARE READY NOW"-NEW
NAVY PREPAREDNESS SLOGAN
Washington, Dec. 10.--To a young
officer, commanding the first flotilla
of American destroyers to reach the
war zone when the United States en-
tered the world war, Secretary Dan-
iels turns in his annual report, made
public today, to find the war slogan
of the naval service. Asked by the
:British admiral to whom he reported
when his ships would be ready for
work against the submarines after
the long voyage, the officer replied:
"We are ready now."
"That was not the language of
boasting," Secretary Daniels says in
describing the incident. "It was the
prophesy and pledge of our service
with those fighting in a common cause.
"While I may not speak in detail
of the greater naval operations, it
may be stated that the record is one
of increasing power, of developing re-
sourcefulness and of co-operative
achievement which the American peo-
ple may well survey with national
pride. . While the details of what we
have done and how we have done it
must wait until it is permissible to
spread them upon public record, this
summary may be given to our people.
SCENARIOS FOR JUNIOR
PLAY IN HANDS OF JUDGES
Seven scenarios for the Junior
girls' play are now in the hands of
the committee as the result of the
contest which closed Saturday night.
The judges will, probably meet today
to make their decision which will be
submitted to the class for approval
as soon as possible. They are as fol-
lows: Dean Myra B. Jordan, Prof.
John R. Brumm, Emily Powell, and
A few lyrics and ballads have al-
ready been submitted to the music
comiittee. Contestanti are urged to
turn their efforts immediately to
Hazel Beckwith, chairman of the
$15,000 Clubhouse Started for Custer
Battle Creek, Mich., Dec. 10.-Op-
erations started today for the con-
struction of a $15,000 clubhouse by
Lhe Presbyterian churches of Mich-
igan and Wisconsin for the soldiers
of Camp Custer. The building will be'
uwo stories and will include reading
and writing rooms and an auditorium
where entertainments can be held.
The clubhouse will be located within
a block of the main street of Battle
Creek. The structure is the first of its
kind to be erected in this city for
the men of Camp Custer, although
several clubrooms have been opened
in business blocks.
Do your Christmas plans include re-
papering your home or any room in it?
We will gladly help you in choosing,;
also see that it fits the colgr-scheme
of your home. C. H. Major & Co.
New bids for the military suits for
the cadets under Lieutenant Mullen
will be open until Dec. 17. All bids
that were sent in after the first an-
nouncement have been returned.
Members of the first six companies
in the Second regiment will have the
following athletic and gymnastic pro-
gram at 4 o'clock in Waterman gym-
nasium, Dr. George A. May conducting
Company A, horizontal bar and high
jump; company B, parallel bar and
relay; company C, voluntary exercise
and wrestliig; company D, high jump
and horizontal bar; company E, relay
and parallel bar; company F, at wrest-
ling and voluntary exercise.
An illustrated lecture on "Trench
Warfare" will be given by Capt. E.
B. Baxter to the cadets at 4:10 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon in Hill auditor-
from the third
course in the
?he New ThU
in mI rulings of the food administrationgwith
respect to hotels. The meetings are
MEET also being attended by the state food
NFERENCE administration, headed by Administra-
tor George A. Prescott.
; Lansing In the matter of fuel waste it is
I Men proposed to discourage guests from
opening windows instead of turning
off the heat when their rooms become
-The Mich- too warm.
n began a Revival of the bad check law passed
day. Food by the last legislature, but vetoed by
e the main Governor Sleeper, is advocated. Un-
but a pro- der its provisions, it would be a felony;
expected to to draw a check on insufficient funds.
Traveling men are represented at the
tes cite as convention by George A. Hatch, of
wage scale Coldwater, councillor of the United'
g'f overhead Commercial Travellers' association.
d and sup-
chigan goes Maj. G.V. Rukke, '04, Arrives in France,
principal Word has been received of the safe
tion will be arrival in France of Major G. V. Ruk-
the Belle- ke, '04, in charge of the Buffalo base
; president hospital No. 23. Major Rukke left;
men's asso- Buffalo two weeks ago after threel
sed on the months spent in camp there. /
"The ordnance course under Prof.
J. A. Bursley is regarded as one of
the best in the country at the Water-
town arsenal," stated Mr. Ryan. Ryan
has been stationed at Watertown ar-
senal for six weeks.
Lieut. William Adams, '17, left the
city Saturday night for Boston, where
he will visit friends. Lieutenant Ad-
ams received his commission in Aug-
ust at Fort Sheridan.
U. S. WILL ATTEMPT WINTER
NAVIGA'IION ON GREAT LAKES
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Dec. 10.-
Extraordinary efforts are to be made
to keep navigation on the Great
Lakes open throughout the winter
owing to the freight congestion.
Whether the plans are successful or
not, marine men believe this will be
the longest season in history. The
government will place large steel tugs
on the St. Mary's river, to keep the
Tugs and freighters will be used in
other places. jIt is feared, however,
that in mid-winter it will be impossi-
ble to prevent ice from jamming the
harbors, ev though the channels are
kept clear. The greatest trouble is
anticipated in the St. Clair river,
which catches drift ice from the up-
per lakes. All sea-going freighters
are being loaded to the limit and in
many instai ces carry treble what was
formerly considered bulk capacity.
Warfield Suggestes New Railway Tax
New York, Dec. 10.-An excess pro-
fit tax to be levied on the earnings of
the railroads after their freight rates
have been adjusted so as to enable all
of them to earn a fair return was
suggested in an address by S. Davies
Warfield of Baltimore, which he de-
livered here today before the annual
convention of the Association of Life
Insurance presidents. Warfield, who
is president of the National Associa-
tion of Owners of Railroad Securities,
and chairman of the board of direc-
tors of the Seaboard Air-Line Rail-
way company', was speaking from the
standpoint of the investor.
The fund derived from this propos-
ed excess profit tax, he said, would
go either to the government or into
a fund to purchase equipment to be
leased to the railroads, the govern-
ment to loan this company sufficient
money to purchase equipment neces-
sary to supply the requirements of all
C. S. Scribner, Ex--18E, Wins Honors
C. S. Scribner, ex-'18E, who left the
University this fall to enter the avia-
tion school at Columbus, Ohio, was
recently graduated with highest hon-
ors. Of the class of 60 with which
he enrolled, but 11 graduated, and
Scribner ranked hglst of these. He
was a member of Sigma Phi frater-
Students Return Athletic Books
An average of five or six students
are handing in their athletic books
each day, preparatory to leaving the
University, some in order to enlist be-
The layer of soft cotton on the inside
The layer of fine wool on the outside i
The air space between the two layers
garment and lets the body breathe. The' o
from the inside cotton and drys it. It kee
and dry-never feels wet or sticky like an
DUOFOLD'provides Warmth, Comfor
much colds and sickness.
Yet it is a comparatively light weight
Come in-we'll gladly show you.
SOCIETY BRAND AND HICKEY ]
nil -1 i1
'15L, and graduated
army stores methods
men yesterday after-
should be ordered at once.
Donst wait too long.
rush is already on.
Fine selection at
STATIONERS, PRINTERS, BIN]
For All Purposes
1 2 S. Main Street
We are Making a Specialty o
U. S. Regulation
MADE TO MEASURE
Let us give you our figures on your Uniform and Overco
Extracts from a letter received from Lt. R. R. Lovela
Camp Custer, regarding his Uniform made by us.
310 Eng., Camp Custer,
Dec. 2nd, 1917.
Tinker & Company, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Uniform arrived yesterday and certainly Kahn Tai
ing Co. did themselves proud on the order, for I am very mi
pleased with it. Very truly yours,
RUFUS R. LOVELAND.
We would not receive such letters as this and others if
Uniforms were not giving satisfaction.
Samples open for your inspection.
Tinker & Company
Clothes, Furnishings and 14ats S. State St., at William St
HEADQUARTERS FOR MILITARY SUPPLI
Agents for the Wilkinson Britisht Army Shoes
Cousins & Hall UN
Members of the Florists' Telegraph DeU ery Ass
ises in the
WANTED- A reporter, by the best
small newspaper in Michigan. Need
not be experienced if he has the am-
bition, brains and nerve to learn
quickly. Young man, high school
graduate with preferably a year- o
two of college training, preferred.
Apply Box E, Michigan Daily.
WANTED -To buy second hand cloth-
ing. Will pay fair price. Phone
2601 or call 210 E. Hoover Ave
WANTED-Boarders at 803 S. State
Home cooking. Girls dining roomn
fore Dec.- 15,and others because ofthe
second draft which was called after
the fall registration.
Michigan Calendars-50c at Wahr's
Bookstore. Take one home with
is at Grinnell Bros., and you can have it
on easy terrxs.
CRINNELL BROS., 1168. Main
Recreation makes for Efficiency., on y
"We try to treat you right." Huston Univ
Christmas Cards and Engraving at, Fino-
D- An opportunity to Sery*