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AR1. TRC;1. DRIVER DESIE
CONDITIONS PEVAILIW
ABROAD
Col is $110 per ton and gasoline is
$2.25 per gallon in France, according
to letters received by Dr. Thomas.
W. Iden of this city, from his nephew,
John Iden Klautz, who is now driving
a n army supply truck in France.
Klautz was a senior at Chicago
university last year and joined the
ambulanc unit which was formed
there in May. Ile was selected, by
special commission, to drive an am-
bulance furnished by the Phi Delta
E:silon fraternity of which he is a
iemiber. In France he became rest-
less while waiting for the ambulance
--applied for a position as truck driver
with th French army, and was ac-
cepted.
Tri ees to Join U. S. Troops
When the transports with American
troops cane over, he asked for a
similar position with the United States
forces, but was rejected because of
physical defects. French officers then
interceded in his behalf, and explain-
ed that one who haf seen service as
he had was more fit for duty than an- .
other who had not been active. At
present, he is driving a United States
truck which carries supplies and
ammunition.
Extracts from Letters
Some extracts from his letters fol-
low:'r
"I have told you of the admriration
France has awakened In me of the in-
spiration from the splendid struggle1
she has made. Those things shall nev-
er die within me, and that is partly.
why I was so glad to see our men.
Keconstruction Ahead7
"One is not so hopeless as to say
France canniot ecover, but she can
do no more now, and years will come
before she can take her place again.
Business is paralyzed. Germany holds
the richest eighth of France. Coal is
$110 a ton, and gasoline $2.25 a gal-
lon.- Food, clothing, and everything
are correspondingly high.
"France-not Paris, for Paris is not
like the rest of France-is suffering
from a nervous dementia. The com-
mon people can no longer reason.,
They are hysterical.
)onditins inconceivable
, suppose one can't realize. the1
magnitude of all this until he sees it.9
Can you imagine allthe traffic on Mich-
igan boulevard turned into trucks and
horses, going on roads one-third- as
wide as it is, day and night? Can
you imagine this happening on every1
road going up to the front, in a dis-
tanco greater than that from Indian-
apolis to Chicago?
Five Miles of Horses and uns
"The oter day, we passed five
solid miles of horses and guns going
up. It is not an uncomindn sight, but
a wonderful one. Think of what it
takes to feed that many men and
horses, then multiply by thousands.
Think that beyond the rail terminals
t must all be hauled by horses and
motor cars.
"'Then there are the shells. We are
only one section of 24 cars out of more
than 200,000, Yet, every time we load
with shells, the load, exclusive of the
cars which are exceedingly valuable.
is worth between $78,000 and $100,000,
depending on the kind. We are now
learning to shrug our shoulders and
say ' "C'est la guerre," in the best
French fashion to almost everything
that goes wrong.
IDemnnds of the Inner Man
"Speaking of things for the 'tum-
my,' I have instructed my orderly to
post a notice to the effect that I am
open to invitation for- Christmas din-
ner anywhere in the country of the
United States. While I'm handing out
this advance dope (I'm taking plenty

of time because it will be two months
before I can receive an invitation to
accept, and will take another month
to send the acceptanc'e back), I would
also suggest that 'you remove the
front steps and put a ladder so I
can mount as I do in my present
home.
"Then get a full set of tin dishes and
knives and forks, call me to mess by
pounding on an old shell case with a
coal shovel, serve me out of a tin
dipper, and put me in the back yard to
eat it. Any kind of a tin can will do
to wash the dishes in-never mind a,

Detroit, Dec. 15.-A new corporation
was formed here yesterday for the
manufacture of munitions, $30,000,000
being the amount of the initial order.
The new company is headed by John
Kelsey, president of the Kelsey Wheel
company and other capitalists, princip-
ally automobile manufacturers of De-
troit. The organization was complet-
ed in less than 24 hours.
Site Not Obtained
A site has not yet been obtained,
but several have been considered.
The immense plant of the Springfield
Body company, in Springwells, with
200,000 square feet of floor space, and
the new factory building of the Saxon
Motor company, may be . possible
homes of the new corporation.
Detroit manufacturersdhaving re-
cently taken a large order for mun-
itions, the ordnance department again
sought the autopnobile manufacturers
for help. There was a ready response
and all the details of the government
were given to the auto makers. The
firm is capitalized at $2,000,000 and
will employ aboiit 10,000 men.
dish towel-our best drivers aren't us-
ing them in France this season.
Amusements Arrive
"An army Y. M. C. A. arrived with a
tent and a movie show, a victrola and
a piano. But then, pianos aren't so
rare. I was down 30 feet "under-
ground in an artillery dugout the oth-
er night, and found one that had been
salvaged from some place or other.
The only man who could play it was
killed while they were letting it down,
and its case well knicked by bits of
the same shell; but it made a nice or-
nament, they said. They even appre-
ciated my efforts on it.
Have to Do Double Duty
"I am pretty tired-some of us have
had more or less double duty to do.
A few of the boys have had more duty
than they can handle, and had to be
put up on repose for a couple of
weeks to rest up. Today is my second
full day of rest in 24 days, and it was
naturally welcome. I have had 10
hours of sleep, the first bath in two
weeks, a shirt hunt for flees, have
patched up the holes the mice chewed
in my blankets, had a late breakfast
of cold coffee and mouldy bread, and
shall spend the next few hours in
writing letters.
"The sort of things I have just writ-
ten looks rather odd in print, but
really it isn't bad.. For a little while,
my more or less fastidious sense re-
volted but I soon got used to it and
the way I have .thrived under condi-
tions certainly indicates that it doo
not hurt anyone,
"We sort of live by comparison over
here, anyhow. The other fellow is al.
most -always worse than you are, so
you count yourself lucky in any event
and let it go at that."
Women's Board Discusses Amendment
Women of neighborhood groups not
included in dormitories, sororities,
and' league houses, will probably be
allowed to send representatives to the
board of directors of the Women's
league. An amendment to the consti-
tution of the league providing for
such an arrangement was discussed
yesterday at the meeting of the board
of directors. Heretofore women liv-
ing alone or in houses of two or three
have had no representation. The
amendment was the suggestion of
Louise Poter, '16, secretary of the
dean of women.
Alumnae Hall Has House Warming
Alumnae hall entertained alumnae
and friends at an informal tea and
house warming from 3 to 6 o'clock
yesterday at their new house at 1227

Washtenaw Ave. Miss Sarah T. Hol-
lands, social' director; Meta Prange,
'18, house president; Mrs. Harry B
Hutchins and Mrs. Hussey received
the guests.
This house has accomodations for
16 gigs. It was bought and furnished
by alumnae, and opened the latter
part of October, this year.
TYPE'W1ITERS, sales, rentals, and
repairs. Woodward & Washington, 809
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to come and buy a box of our
fresh Home Made Candies.
We have them in Handsome
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sizes, at reasonable prices.
We also have Fancy Boxes of
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