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Editor, The Michigan Daily:
Having the fall of Jerusalem (El-
Kuds) in mind, and in view of the
fact that I lived near the city prac-
tically all my life, I thought that it
might not 'be inappropriate for me to
give your readers an idea regarding
the possible ultimate purposes of the
British commander in that part of heo
world.
Early in the war, the British were
reminded of the fact that their hold
on Egypt was not as secure as they
had heretofore been led to believe.
Passing reference might here be made
to the Turkish attacks on the Suez
canal in the fall of 1914 and in 1915.
In the latter attack the Turks got as
far as the canal, and in fact attempt-
ed to cross it, but were repulsed with
heavy casulties.
It soon became apparent, that his
Majesty's government must needs
take vigorous steps to safeguard the
canal, which has rightly been termed
the "heart of the British Empire."
An army was therefore despatched to
the Sinai peninsula, with its base in
Egypt, for the invasion of Palestine.
This army made some progress in the
latter part of 1916 and the first part
of the succeeding year, but owing to
inadequate reserves it was forced to
suspend operations until a few months
ago.
The victorious march northward
was resumed early in November of
this year, and last Saturday it result-
ed in the capture of the holy city. In
order to accomplish their purpose, the
British built a railroad through the
desert of the Sinai peninsula, and on
this railroad they depended for all
their 'supplies, dinclding water.
Anyone acquainted with the penin-
sula, will appreciate the great hard-
ships that the troops must have ex-
perienced in. their march northward.
Hundreds of miles of desert with no
vegetation or water, scorched by the
blistering sun, had to be crossed. Add
to that a brave and determined enemy
-for whatever may be said of the
Turks, no well-informed person will
deny the fact that they are a brave
people-and we begin to get a faint
idea of the immense difficulties that
had to be overcome. However, the
British troops composed of brave vet-
erans of Gallipoli and other battles,
kept steadily forward and were finally
rewarded with the occupation of large
parts of the holy land.
It is generally believed, that the ul-
tiinate objective of the British arm-
ies in Palestine is Aleppo (or Haleb)
about 250 miles north of Jerusalem.
If they should be able to capture and
hold Aleppo, it will then not be a
difficult matter to march on to
Diarbekr and there join hands with
the' British force marching north of
Baghdad. Should this plan mature
and be carried out successfully, it
will readily be seen that well nigh
three fourths of Turkey will have been
liberated from the atrocious rule of
the Turks.
Knowing as I do the people occupy-
ing Syria-for I lived with them for'
six years while attending the Amei
can college at. Beirut, Syria-I can

Teachers' college at Columbia has
instituted the honor system, which
'will be in effect this week for the first
time. The code of regulations which
is being put into effect will govern
all future examinations.
A formal prom was decided upon
by the University of Chicago under-
graduate council at a recent meeting.
' e annual dance is called the Was-
ington Prom and will be held Feb. 21,
as in past years.
Ohio State may be selected as the
site for hospital for crippled and in-
digent children. The commission in
charge favor the campus as the best
situation. It was brought out at the
meeting that the Universities of Mich-
igan and Minnesota have institutions
of this kind in connection with their
colleges of medicine.
Misfit cadet uniforms are being re-
turned to the manufacturers for alter-
ations by the University of Illinois.
This, together with the fact that some
of tle uniforms have not yet been
delivered, will delay distribution of
the equipment for some time.
Mid-semester reports at Vanderbilt
college show that scholarship among
the freshmen is better than that of
last year despite war agitation. Even
at that , 35 per cent of the freshmen
were conditioned.

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Building Will Be Located Near Base
Hospital in France; Similar
To "Y" Hut

Christmas boxes for more than 300
students now overseas were mailed
last week by the women students of
the University of Indiana.
That the standing of Harvard would
be imperiled were the draft age lower-
ed to 19, is the opinion of Prof. Robert
M. Johnson, chairman of the univer-
sity committee in military affairs.
"If the draft age were lowered to 19,
it seems highly probable that Harvard
would be overtaken by the same sort
of a situation as has developed during
these last three years at Oxford and
Cambridge. I have been told that
there are no more than 120 undergrad-
uates at either of these institutions.
"Radical measures should be taken
to safeguard the university and at the
same time help the country. I think
that there might be formed a military
college with a three years' course, on
the same general lines as West Point."
Freshman women at the University
of Wisconsin who have mid-semester
grades below standard will be tutored
by their junior advisors. The tutoring
system was organized yesterday when
all Junior women registered the sub-
jects in which they could tutor and
the hours they had free for the work.
FRENCH CHILDREN CLOTHED
BY NEW RED CROSS UNIT
Under the direction of Mrs. A. A.
Schryver, a new circle of Red Cross
workers has been formed, which will
devote its time to the renovation of
old garments and turning them into
wearing apparel for the Belgian and
French children. These women form
another of the groups of Red Cross
workers devoting their time to var-
ious phases of war work.
Materials, old and new, and gar-
ments of any kind in which there is
any good material are much desired.
Men's old suits and overcoats, and
women's and children's discarded or
out-grown garments of all kinds
should be delivered at once to Mrs.
Louis P. Hall at the Library on Huron
street, or to Mrs. Schryver, 405 East
University. While it is desirable that
the garments be cleaned before they
are sent, it is not imperative.
French and Belgian childre are
badly in need of warm garments and
all discarded clothes can be utilized
for them in some way.
Campaign Nets $55.10 In Smokes
Packages of cigarettes, cigars, to-
bacco and gum valued. at $55.10 are
the results of the barrel campaign
vhich closed last night with a count
of 624 packages.
The tobacco will be shipped today
to the front.

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Hospital nurses and var
organizations in Ann
pledged $500 toward the
e a recreation hut for Red C
e and other women workers,
- ed near one of the base I
France. The hut will be
those built by the Y. W. C.
be furnished with cou
chairs, and magazines.
1 That something of this so
e needed is evident to those
the conditions under which
E at the front are working
" teams are sent out from th
pitals almoist up to the f
here for three weeks at
nurses are on relief duty i
shacks that are bitterly col
pecause of the scarcity
France, and they are con
posed to danger. It is sai
nurses are always in the z

ious nurses'
Arbor have
erection of
ross nurses
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606 East Liberty

to DeU -readily imagine to myself how the
hospitals in heart of the downtrodden and marty-
similar to red Syrians is beating faster at the
A. and will approach of their deliverer, for the
ches, easy British are not going th/ough that
country as conquerors, but as de,
ort is sorely liverers. In addition to bayonets, they
who know are carrying with them the torch of{
the nurses civilization. They are coming to de,
. Surgical liver the inhabitants of once great}
e base hos- countries, from a worse pestilence
iring lines, than history has ever recorded-theI
a time the bloody oppression of a barbarous na-
n unheated tion which having lately assimilated
Id in winter the barbarian Kultur of the Huns,
of fuel in has turned those fair lands into an im-
stantly ex- mense graveyard, and turned the ex-j
d that 6,000 istence of those historic peoples into;
e of fir~e, a living death.
BARKER D. BAIRAM, '18L.
Leave Copy Michigan. Calendars-50c at Wahr's
at y Bookstore. Take one home with,
Students' - you.-Adv. -

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ATTENTION
Students, before leaving for
your Holiday Vacation, do not
miss the opportunity. Be sure
to come and buy a box of our
fresh Home Made Candies.
We have them in Handsome
Boxes, of all kinds and of all
sizes, at reasonable prices.
We also have Fancy Boxes of
Booth's, Lowney's, and Apollbs
Chocolates.
Fountain of Youth
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Recreation makes for Efficiency
"We try to treat you right." Huston
Bros.-Adv. tf.
Christmas Cards and Engraving at
Wahr's Bookstore.-Adv.

T-Loose-leaf note book, ins
d balcony Hill Auditorium, T'
y evenirg. Return, 113 S.
ion.
T - Sigma Phi badge. Ha.
etcher on back. Reward. Phi
FOUND

Dance at the Armory before g)ing
home. Last time Sat. night.-A. -.

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C HRISTMAS
VI CTROLA
is at Grinnell Bros., and you can have it
on easy terms.
CRINNELL BROS., 116S.Main

Wahr's University Bookstore.-Adv.
A Christmas gift to please the whole
family-how about re-decorating the
home? C. H. Major & Co. Phone
237.-Adv.

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pskin coat. C
me by calling

BEAUTY S1
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