ly 20 cars of coal have been pro-
d to Washtenaw county by State
Administrator Prudden as a re-
of the trip of Regent J. E. Beal,
administrator of Washtenaw
ty, to Lansing Thursday to se-
shipments of coal to this local-
WJIAA1' UIN UIN
1:30 o'clock-Voluntary hike starts
from Waterman gymnasium.
1:30 o'clock - Cavalry ride starts
from Waterman gymnasium.
2:30 o'clock-All-campus mixer in
7 o'clock--Upper Room Bible class
meets at 444 South State street.
7:30 o'clock-Craftsmen club meets
in Masonic Temple.
7:30 o'clock-Annual Xmas present
party at Congregational church.
8 o'clock-Unitarian Students' so-
ciety presents two-act comedy in
ONE OF THE BEST
Ten cars of this amount have been
apportioned to this city. At a meet-
ing of the fuel administrator and the
city coal dealers held last evening to
discuss the coal situation, it was de-
cided that the supply of coal on the
way should be distributed solely
through the city police department.
Do Your Blamedest
With the increasing shortage of the
supply of coal in the city, Fuel Ad-
ministrator Beal advices the employ-
ment of every possible method for
saving the amount on hand. "The
time has passed, for doing your bit,"
he says, "you have now got to do
A complete censorship on all news
regarding the movements of the fuel
administration has been declared by
State Fuel Administrator W. K. Prud-
den. The object of the plain is to
prevent other state administrators
from securing the. shipments sent to
Michigan. Instead of 3,000 cars, as
rumored, only 250 are on their way
to this state and most of these will be
sent to Detroit.
Many local plants are on the verge
of cutting off their power on account
of the coal deficiency. Most of these
have contracted for shipments of coal,
but have small hopes of receiving any.
A few have a large enough supply to
last until spring.
Supt. H. J. Hanson of the Ann Ar-
bor Machine company states that he
'must have more coal within a month
or be forced to close down. So far he
has been unable to obtain any coal.
Hoover Receives Coal
L. J. Hoover, president of the Hoov-
er Steel Ball company, said: "We
have ,ust received a shipment of coal
in the nick of time. We are handl-
ing so much government work that
the government must keep us sup-
Mr. Hoover does not fear a shut-
down, for coal will be seized from lo-
cal concerns it it becomes neces-
sary. Three carloads have already
been diverted from Detroit coal yards.
The Economy Baler company and
the Motor Products company have
enough coal to keep their boilers go-
ing until spring.
Laundries in Need
Some of the laundries are in ex-
treme need of coal. .J. A. Gagle of
the Home Laundry company has suf-
ficient coal to last only one week,
while the White Swan Laundry com-
pany fears that it will not be able to
keep its plant running much longer
unless conditions change.
Fraternti~es Have Coal
Fraternities and sororities will not
be forced to close their houses on ac-
count of the coal famine.
Dealers are doing everything pos-
sible to supply these houses with more
coal than goes to each private fam-
ily. On the average of one ton of
coal 'is used by each house club in a
week. They can no longer obtain
orders larger than one ton lots. A
strict record is being kept of the
amount of coal in fraternities and sor-
orities so that none may have an
abundance of it while other houses
2:30 o'clock-Polonia Literary cir-
cle meets in Lane hall.
3 o'clock-Mixer at the Michigan'
4 o'clock-Bible class meets at 444
South State street,
4:30 o'clock - Vesper service at
7:30 o'clock-Red Cross mass meet-
ing in Hill auditorium.
The Varsity Glee and Mandolin club
will report at Rentschler's studio at
1 o'clock today to have club picture
The ticket committee for the Spot-
light Vaudeville will be at the Union
from 9 to 10 o'clock today to receive
reports on the ticket sale.
NEED DRESSES FOR DOLLS TO
BE GIVEN TO POOR CHILDREN
Christmas dolls of many sizes and
descriptions for the poor children are
available for those who wish to dress
them. They may be obtained from the
Y. W. C. A. at Newberry hall.
A large number of the dolls has al-
ready been taken by several campus
o'rganizations and University women,
but there are still many to be dressed.
Those who are unable to dress the
dolls can donate money to a fund
to secure wearing apparel for them.
PROF. H. H. BARTLETT TO' SAIL
FOR DUTCH EAST INDIES
Prof. H. H. Bartlett of the botany
department has secured passports for
the. Dutch East Indies and will set
sail on Jan. 17, 1918.
Professor Bartlett will have charge
of the large 40,000 acre rubber plan-
tation and laboratories of the United
States Rubber company at Sumatra
island. A leave of absence for 11
months was granted him at the last
meeting of the Board of Regents for
ATLANTIC STORM CAUSES
WRECK OF BRITISH STEAMER;
An Atlantic Port, Dec. 14.-The
foundering at sea of the British steam-
er, Knight of the Thistle, was an-
nounced in a radio message received
tonight from a steamer who reported
she would land 84 survivors here to-
morrow. The message contained no
details of the wreck or the rescue,
but it was thought probable the vessel
went down during one of the series
of terrific gales that have swept, the
north Atlantic during the past week.
Lieut. A. S. Hart, '17, Visits City
Lieut. A. S. Hart, '17, was in town
this week visiting his uncle, Prof. L.
A. Strauss, of the English department.
Lieutenant Hart has recently received
his commission as second lieutenant
in the infantry, and has been ordered
to report' to 'Camp Grant, Rockford,
Ill. Hart was president of the Stu-
dent council while in school, and dur-
ing his senior year was vice-president
of the Union from the literary col-
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TRO'f'"S r-.ST PODUC
"The Rice F
comedy, will be
this evening at t
EXAMINATIONS FOR WOMEN IN
CIVIL SERVICE TO BE HEL
Competitive examinations for w
en for positions as specialists in
research and assistants in diet
will be held Dec. 27, in Ann A:
There are vacancies in these p
tions, the specialist of food rese
getting a salary of $1,560, and
assistant dietetics receiving $1,3
Detroit Manufacturers Organiz
Detroit, Dec. 14.-Organization
local automobile manufacturers of
Detroit Shell company with a ca:
stock of $2,000,000 was announced
today. The announcement was n
after a conference here of local a
mobile men, members of the war
dustries board at Washington
Major Jamieson, representing the
Four Seniors Enter Truck Corps
In answer to the call of Major W. T.
Fishleigh, former professor of auto-
mobile engineering, now stationed at
Washington, four seniors in the engin-
eering department have enlisted in
the truck department of the Medical
corps. ,For the present they will be
detailed to the United Motors com-
pany at Pontiac, Michigan. These men
are, Edwin K. Purchase, Lloyd J.
Birckelbow, Robert E. White, and
Paul B. Taylor.
House to Begin Naval Investigation
Washington, Dec. 14.- While the
senate military committee continued
its army, hearing, the house naval
committee unanimously decided to be-
gin immediately a general inquiry into
naval affairs and appointed a sub-
committee to conduct it.
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