A ,~u 9g
ast four or five months have been
layed by teams representing the var-
us army and navy camps, and thous-
nds of enlisted men have been trans-.
orted to such games on regular and
Whatever force there may be in the
rgument on the matter of transporta-
on difficulties, it would seem that the
ecent action of the government in
aking over complete control of rail-
oads would dispose of the matter. If
itercollegiate athletics are continued
nd next fall there should be for cer-
ain games a request for additional
ransportation facilities, it is reason-
ble to suppose that the government
ill very quickly determine whether,
onsidering all circumstances, rolling
tock should be devoted to such pur-
Since the United States entered the
war, army horses and mules have been
increased from 66,145 to 344,000.
The Swiss government has acknow-
ledged formally the sovereignty and
independence of Finland.
Two bills, one creating a superwar
council of three members and another
for a director of war industries, have
been agreed upon by the senate milit-
ary committee as measures to central-
ize the nation's war operations
Four German aliens of Chicago,
were arrested last week on warrants
from the President. They will be in-
terned for the duration of the war.
Officers and enlisted men at Camp
Funston have taken out more than
$82,928,000 in Uncle Sam's life in-
Girl bus conductors in London work
10 hours a day, for which they receive
$2 with an additional $1.25 a week as
a war bonus.
In some of the greater Berlin mun-
icipalities the potato ration has been
reduced from seven to six pounds.
Alpha Nu Elects New Officers
Alpha Nu elected the following men
for officers for the coming semester at
their last regular meeting: Warren
H. Townsend, '18, president, H. G.
Selby, '20, vice-president, R. A. For-
syth, '20, secretary, John C. Carey, '19.
treasurer, and Joseph D. Menchhofer,
25c to$1.00 D E T
Gasoline 23c, Polarin
& Co., 114 &. Ashley 8S
Patronize Our Adve:
Respectfully submitted for the
Board in Control of Athletics,
RALPH W. AIGLER,
RO I T
PROF. HOBBS WRITES ARTICLE
ON MENACE OF MITTELE UROPA
Points Out Menace of German
In Letter To New
there is a waste in
id material, and a con-
en put upon the trans-
Ities of the nation at
here is not a little dif-
ag care of the normal
control of athletics has
s given this matter its
,ttention, and while of
at the time may come
e quite clear that in-
:hletics should be sus-
been felt that that time
>lutely no evidence that
athletics have actually
Enents into the service.
ry, it has been shown
Lstitutions where inter-
Atics have been contin-
ches of sport with con-
ss an even higher per.-
In a communication appearing this
last week in the New York Times,
Prof. W. H. Hobbs takes an opposite'
view to a series of articles appearing
in that paper on the subject of "Amer-
ica After the War" and shows the
menace of "Mitteleuropa" to the allied
nations. He says that the alliance of
Germany, Austro-Hungary, and Tur-
key constitutes a menace, in that it
offers a field through which Germany
call recuperate her lost strength,econ-
omically, as well as in population for
He maintains that with the aid of
the scheme of railroads running from
Hamburg to the Persian gulf, Ger-
many could open the country of Mes-
opotamia, the delta of the Tigris and
the Euphrates rivers, to the fairy wand
of modern engineering, and transform
this country, now a barren desert, in-
to a country which will produce
enough foodstuffs to feed her people.
Even If Germany gives up the land
she has now in her posession, the pro-
fessor states, she has in her control a
weapon which will make her danger-
ous as long as the alliance is permit--
ted by the allied nations. She has con-
trol of Austro.-Hungary and Turkey is
virtually in her hands. This alliance,
Professor Hobbs asserts, is the most
menacing of all of the war problems.
The Royal theater in Stuttgart, Ger-
many, has been closed by order of the
Wurttemburg government. All other
royal theaters in the country are to
be ordered closed also.
Enemy property already listed by A.
Mitchell Palmer, alien property cus-
todian, totals $134,605,231.
General Petain was a military pro-
fessor for some time before he saw
active service, and when the war broke
out was on the point of retiring as a
A new issue of treasury certificates
of indebtedness, amounting to $400,-
000,000 was placed on the market last
Friday by Secretary McAdoo. The
certificates will be redeemed April 22,
and will bear four per cent interest
from Jan. 22.
During the first 20 months of war
American exports of articles used ex-
pressly for war purposes amounted to
Federal service badges are to be
given to Detroit high school boys who
worked on farms last summer to re-
place drafted men.
The Rumanian minister in Petro-
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