ag an effort to
field by means
rm boys during
ese will open at
and will con-
s. Any young
ture, there will be other short courses
also, in dairying, horticulture, poultry,
and farm crops and soils.
Unity F. Wilson To Work In France
Unity F. Wilson, special student in
architecture last year, sails for France
in the near future to do research work
for the American Red Cross. Miss
Wilson is among the first few Michi-
gan women to have enlisted in war
work on the Continent.
-- F r IE
s all the wonderful fur opportunities of January
> for the benefit of holiday shoppers.
is. All the rich sets and separate pieces that you
are at your disposal beginning tomorrow at a
3, SCARFS AND SETS
; black, taupe or red fox; black and natural opos-
aupe wolf. kit coney.
$7.50 to $75.00 now
15.00 to $195.00, now
> One-Fourth Less
of black. and red fox, natural opossum, natural skunk,
AT THE THEATERS *
OBJECTOF SEC *EOFIEL "So Long Letty," at the Garrick5. *
ENORMOUS RESERVE OF GOLD * "One Girl's Experience," at the * -
WILL PROTECT OUR * Whitney, Sunday, Dec. 16. * -
Washington, Dec. 12.-Measures for * *
making the most of America's world * Majestic-Norma Talmadge in *
trade opportunity are foremost in Sec- * "Captivating Mary Carstairs. *
retary Redfield's report of the many * Hans and Fritz Comedy. *
activities of the department of com- * *
merce presented today to Congress. * Orpheum-Triangle Players in
The department probably conducts * "Cassidy." Also Triangle Comedy. *
more different phases of government * *
work than any other, and while all * Wuerth-Sessue Hayakawa in *
are touched upon In the long report, * "The Call of the East." Also Key-
measures for promoting foreign trade * stone Comedy, "Pearls and Per- *
and an account of the year's commer- * us."
cial operations stand at the top of the *
list. * Arcade-Mae Marsh in "Sun- *
"The visible balance of trade in fa- * shine. Alley." Also Christie Con- *
vor of the United States on merchan- * edy, "Her Merry Mix-up." *
dise transactions for the fiscal year. *
ended June 30, 1917, was $3,634,450,- * Rae-Madame Petrova in "To *
905," says the report. "The total of * the Death." 15th "Patria." *
our merchandise export trade was * *
$6,293,806,000 and of our import trade * * * * * * * * * * * *
$2,659,355,185. During the three
months' period from the close of the AT THE MAJESTIC
fiscal year to October 1 the merchan- F
dise exort hav ben $,319213626 For the latter half of this week the
dise exports have been $1,319,213,625, Majestic is offering a number of in-
the imports $729,978,017, and the netMaetcsofriganubrfi-
visible balance $589,235,608. teresting photoplays. Today the pro-
Hopes For e,Bill. gram will include Norma Talmadge in
"The department earnestly hopes "Captivating Mary Carstairs"; Hans
for the passage early in the coming and Fritz Comedy, and scenic dis-
session of the so-called Webb bill, now play. On Friday the picture will be
pending in the Senate. This measure
willhave animportant bearing in pro- Mystery," and the new physical cul-
will have anture series staged by Bernard Mac -_
moting our foreign commerce. It willur1 F-enieFortaedbyBeadgEan.
strngten neof he eaestpoitsFadden. For Saturday Madge Evans
strengthen one of the weakest paints in IThe Aventures of .Caro," and
in our foreign trade and will give con- iThe Aens of Crol," and
fidence to many a manufacturer and'Pathe news of the world's latest
merchant to undertake foreign busi- events.
ness from which now, for, lack of the foreign competition after the rar
authority this measure will give, he fshould become advocates of free ports,
feels himself excluded, because through the establishment
"This country -now holds the great- of industries in such ports it will be
est reserve of gold the world has ever possible to save economic wastes
seen. it is a great economic prize which weigh heavily against us but
On it, as a secure base, rests ourna-: which under our present system are
tional, state, municipal, corporate, and unavoidable. The processes of manu-
private credits. Let it be seriously facturing for export would be greatly ,
diminished and the volume of credits'simplified when they involved the 1
that we can give is thereby diminished of foreign dutiable materials and the
also. There are but few ways in which procedure nder the customs law '
this reserve, based on which our cred- could be made more easy not only
its depend, can be adequately protect- without risk of losing revenue, but
ed from economic attack. Among these with possible gain to the taxable val-
methods are loans abroad, investments ues of the country.
abroad, sales abroad, services abroad.' oft cunr_
By one or another of these methods MANY SHOW WILLINGNESS TO
or by combinations of them we can WOR ON UNION COMMITTEES
keep the current of exchange so flow-
ing that our gold reserve may resist Numerous applications have been
seriousrodiminution. In sohdoengbwen-
serious diminution.In, so dong wetmade by students to work on Union
conserve our power to give committees, and an official of the Un-
credit, which is to say our ion expressed himself as being great-
power to do business on a large' lypleased that so many had shown
scale. This means employment, activ a willingness to take part in the var-
ity, occupation. We are becoming ac- Ious activities.
customed to loans abroad. We are be-
ginning, but as yet only beginning, to Michigan Blankets, Pillows, Ban- l
make investments abroad on any cOn=h'ners, Memory Books, Song Books,
siderable scale. We are not yet ren- Jewelry, etc., etc., at' Wahr's.-AdV. ,
dering services abroad on a large,
scale, such as insurance or transpor- During the quiet Winter months, a
tation. discount in both labor and materals
Must Retain Foreign Commerce will be given for all interior decorat-
"We must hold as fully as we can ing. C. H, Major & Co. Phone 237.-w
the volume of our forein commerce Adv.
intact. If we fail to take these econo-eo
mic movements at their true value,
the result will be upon our own heads Rae Theatre - Today a
and we shall only have urseves to TODAY-M E. PETROVA In
blame.We may, indeed, continue as "o THE DEATH."
a going concern, but we can not hold ast Chapter-'PATRIA.
a place of financial and industrial and___
commercial power in the world unless
we keep the credit-giving power. This
situation is comparatively new to
Americans; it has come upon us sud- * WV
denly; it has risen out of the shock
of war. It is the more necessary there- MATINEE A
fore to make it plain that if we would
prosper to the full we can no longer
think the thoughts of former days of
relative isolation. We are in the fam-
ily of a financial and commercial
world, and if we would keep our place
and influence therein we must play
our due part as one of the family. '
Should Have Free Ports
The establishment of free ports at
strategic points on our coast would
be"a potent factor in maintaining and:
extending our foreign trade. Proper-
ly placed, constructed, equipped, or-
ganized, and operated, they would add
to the employment of labor and to the
returns of capital. By industries and!f
warehouses located in the free-port
areas, the cost of duty on materials
used in the manufacture of articles
exported from those ports would be
reduced, the cost of cartage might be
substantially eliminated, the expense
of railway transportation could be les-
sened. The opportunity for use of our!&
inland waterways could be improved
and goods could thus be manufactured
for export on the water front in such;h
way as to save much expense. Any
who may fear .that there will be diffi-
culty in readjusting our costs to meet
Why not do a little stopping
For a friendly bit-of swapping?
Your friends will like the shopping; PRICES: Evning. 25-35
Shows at 3:oo, 6:
i5c Unless Othe
Thu-Fri- 13-14-Mae M
Alley," and Christ
pay" and Charlie
lion-1 7-lmie. Petrov,
Than Poetry" an(
"The Rebellion of
e --o-'i-" Jack and
$30.00 to $100.00 Values at
$22.50 to $75.00
rdinary Coat Sales
)ELS AT $24.50
>urs, kerseys. broadcloths and Uom oms.
igh or regulation waist lines, and high waisted coats belted'
di interlined models for street. dress or motor wear.
aver, navy, burgundy and black.
vomen who recognize real values.
H COATS % LESS
rs. broadcloths. kerseys. pom noms and mixtures,
idy, navy. black. Jan-blue and beet-root.
fur, velvet or soft material.
i or fancy satin.
$25.00 to $100.00 Values at
$12.50 to $50.00
.00 Silk Dresses
collection for street and afternoon wear.
n satin, navy crepe de chine and navy silks in combination with
and young women.
$65.00 Values at One-Third Less
ette-satin combinations in a beautiful array of new and
:er is included in the display. Your choice tomorrow at
$23.33 to $43.33