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WORK AT CAMP CUSTER
P1OF. A. G. CANFIELD HEADS
Michigan and Wisconsin boys sta-
tioned at Camp Custer are being ren-
dered invaluable service by the Y. M.
C. A. through its green huts, according
to reports received at Lane hall yes-
terday. As compared with other army
camps, and cantonments, the work at
Battle Creek is said to have reached
an exceptionally high standard.
More than 550,000 letters to 'the
"folks back home" were written in
"Y" buildings in November alone.
This is an indication of the frequency
with which the soldiers visit the huts.
One green hut is assigned to every
5,000 men and all the comforts of
e your soiled garments
.em to usefulness. By
e most modern known,
d to ,turn out perfect
stains without injury
elicate fabrics. Won't
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home are available in them.
Languages Being Taught
Classes in French, Spanish, and
English are being conducted by in-
structors from the University, M. A.
C., and colleges at Albion, Battle
Creek, and Kalamazoo. Prof. Arthur
G. Canfield,-of the University Romance
languages department, is, advisory head
of the French department, and Mr. D.
M. Robbins ofthe Ford Motor Car com-
pany school heads the English classes.
One thousand eight hundred men are
enrolled in English and 1,700 are stu-
dying French. Telegraphy, geometry,
and trigonometry are also being
Men Need Education
Many of the recruits are unable to
speak English and it is absolutely
essential that they learn the language
before they are able to obey commands
intelligently. Illiteracy is quite high
among the men. Twenty officers are
teaching primary English to the most
uneducated men. The educational
work being done by the "Y"' is one of
the most praiseworthy accomplish-
ments of the organization.
Cornell's share of the returns from
the Thanksgiving game at Pennsyl-
vania, which amounted to $600, will be
given to the Red Cross yarn fund.
Ninety-seven former DePauw stu-
dents received Christmas boxes from
The annual Harvard junior dance
will be held this year but it will be
less fcrmal than usual.
A Christmas entertainment for the
purpose of raising money for the
Burns Mountain school was recently
held at the University of Indiana.
Cornell's alumni war committee has
undertaken to raise $5,000 for the out-
fitting of the Cornell lounging rooms
in the University Union in Paris.
Thirteen student organizations and
as many faculty members of the Uni-
versity of Nebraska have adopted
Students and faculty members of
DePauw university will be asked to
pledge themselves to the "clean plate"
as a means of conserving food.
Proper class distinction is being
preserved by the seniors of the Uni-
versity of Tennessee by the wearing
of derbies and canes. Mustaches were
voted out by a majority of one, but
the co-eds did not vote.
The University of Pennsylvania is
planning a new stadium, the seating
capacity of which is to be 100,000,
making it the largest in the world and
larger by 31,000 than the famous Yale
Harvard football enthusiasts re-
cently subscribed $5,500 for foot-
balls to be sent to the soldiers of
France. The first consignment of 500
balls is already on its way.
There has been a slight lowering
of grades at the University of Illinois
caused by the unsettled conditions due
to the fact that many students are
leaving school. This is evidenced by
the reports which are being given out
by the offices of the dean of men and
the dean of women.
The University of Cincinnati's stu-
dent newspaper proclaims the fact.
that its football squad went through
the season without making a score.
It declares that it is not ashamed of
Several street cars have been taken
off the lines in the vicinity of the Un-
iversity of Kansas in order to save the
current for cooking purposest An
electric light shortage is being felt
which will last until the weather mod-
that will make you more thoroughly
cold of winter.
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The Literary Critic Says
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el NTotes versityhospital.
- Eugene G. Klaver, '18D, was sent
e latest contagious to the contagious ward yesterday to
he University 1yealth be treated for tonsilitis.
hose prevalent at
caseU. . Steamer Torpedoed; Eight Lost
ipus. Only one c New York, Jan. 8.-The American
* so far, that of Ar- steamship Harry Luckenbach has been
, of Phi Beta Pi fra- torpedoed and sunk with loss of life,
nbers of the house according to word received by the
ated, and since the owners of the vessel today. Eight of
seems little danger the crew are missing, the owners were
Grip, mumps, and informed. The crew consisted of 30
t work at present. men, not including the naval guard.
of the army store, Daily advertisers cater to Daily
tonsilitis at the Uni- readers.-Adv.
Robrtt Service claims no merit for
the slender little book of verses that
he has lately given to the public. He
says merely that they are "songs
from the slaughter mill"-scraps of
song that he has strung together to
cheer his heart while he waited, by
broken altars and blackened shrines,
for the wounded to be brought in.
He even apologizes for their crude-
ness, saying that we, too, would curse
a little while speeding through the
zone of hate, carrying things. that
once were men to where the dripping
surgeons wait. But he fs the only
one who feels that it is necessary to
make excuses. The reading public
has seized on the book, and even the
most critical, who have had no good
word to say for "The Spell of the
Yukon," are ready to admit that these:
are not mere rhymes, but real poetry.
Mr. Service has, however, been se-
verely criticised by some for his very
obvious imitation of Kipling. Others,
observing the same characteristics,
but putting only a favorable interpre-
tation on it, have called him "The
Kipling of the North," and certainly
imitation of so worthy a writer as
Kipling can hardly be called a fault,
when it is done well enough to be a
high tribute to the source of its in-
Although there is not one of the
poems which is not worthy of several'
readings, there are, of course, some
which will soon become more widely
known than others. Of these probably
"On the Wire" will prove the most
popular, although "Fleurette," a rath-
er pathetic mingling if desparate
humor and sentiment, will be a close
second, while "Only a Roche" will find
a place in the hearts of even the most
unemotional of us.
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Pennsylvania obtained permanent
possession of the Rice trophy in the
final round of the 19th annual tourna-
ment of the Triangular Chess league,
defeating the College of the City of
New York by the score ofthree to one.
The Yale Glee club raised more than
$650 for the Y. M. C. A. war fund at
their opening concert this season.
The recent graduating class of the
University of Chicago was found to
have only three members eligible for
election to Phi Beta Kappa.
GERMANY RAISES TWO LOANS
FOR CONTINUATION OF WAR
New York, Jan. 8.-Germany is pre-;
paring in every way possible for con-
tinuing the war, according to a writer
in the New York Evening Post. Reg-
ulation of the food supply has grown
more stringent. Pangs of hunger
and cold will probably be felt more
keenly than ever before. Two loans
for financing the war were raised this
year, one in March and April, the
other in September and October. A
total of $6,300,000,000 was yielded.
Germany's war loans now amount
to $18,000,000,000. The actual war ex-
penses have been greater-about $20,-
000,000,000, or more than one-fourth
of Germany's wealth prior to the war.
The interest on this debt is about $1,-
000,000,000 a year.
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Dean ohn R. Eflinger spoke on "Ed-
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Schoolcraft yesterday afternoon.
Prof.. C. L. Meader spoke on "Chang-
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