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CORPS MUST BE OF AGE
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Students of the Colleges of Engin-,
eering and Architecture, and of the
Chemistry department who are 21
years of age, are eligible to apply for'
enlistment in the Engineer Reserve
corps, applications for which are now
being received at the office of Secre-
tary Louis A. Hopkins of the Colleges
of Engineering and Architicture.
Applicants must submit their names
within three months before, or within
one month after they are 21years of
age. The requirements to be recom-
mended by the committee, include
good scholarship record and qualities
May Continue Studies
The men will be recommended to
Washington by the committee and if
a:cepted will be permitted to complete
their college work, or, if they with-
draw, will be transferred to some
branch of the service.. The men may
also be discharged and thus become
subject to draft.
The committee to cnnsider applica-
tions for the Engineer Reserve corps;
will consist of Prof. W. H. Butts, As-
sistant Dean of the College of Engin-
eering, Prof. H. E. Riggs, Prof. L. A.
Hopkins, Prof. H. C. Anderson, Prof.
W. L. Badger, Prof. Emil Lorch, Prof.
J. C. Parker, and Prof. H. C. Sadler.
Dean John R. Effinger will certify the
applications of students from the
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WITH NEW YORK AND
Washington, Jan. 23-Within the
next 60 days the government expects
to have in operation a motor truck
parcel post system. Trucks will oper-
ate between Chicago and Indianapolis,
from which point they will continue
through Louisville, Nashville, Chatta-
nooga, and Atlanta, and connect with
a similar route running from New
York to New ,Orleans. The whole
southern district of the country will
The development of this system is
aiso believed to develop the highways
of travel, thus making the transporta-
tion of food and raw materials easier.'
It is believed that such a system will
be of great economic importance to
the nation. James L. Blakeslee, fourth
assistant postmaster general, who has
charge of the rural delivery system,
has been mainly instrumental in in-
augurating the motor truck parcel
VIEWS REGARDING OPERA
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preciates the response of the women
in the first try-outs."
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A bulletin issued from the office of A, L. Weeks, '10, author of "Let's
Secretary Hopkins states that all stu- Go," says: "I am entirely in favor of
dents who wish to apply for enlist- using women In the Michigan Union
ment ire the corps should file their ap- opera. - The talent exhibited by the
plicationsnot later than the-first day women at the tryouts has convinced
of each month in the office of the sec- me that the opera of 1918 will be a
retary. Applications filed later than production far "superior, from an art-
the first day will not be considered istio standpoint, to any previous Un-
by the committee until the following ion opera. The book 'Let's Go,' was
month. written with a view to employ men,
only in the cast and chorus. When I
MUSIC CLUBS 'WI LL learned that women were to be asked
APPEAR IN CONCERT' to take partI IFound, upon re-reading
the -book, that no changes would be,
necessary, and that no 'polishing' had
The Varsity Glee and Mandolin clubs to be done in order to adopt it for
will appear in their first concert of the production by both men and women."
1917-18 season on Feb. 20 in Hill audi- Regent J. E. Beal: "I think it is
torium. worth trying out. I will be rather sor-
Arrangements have been made sev- ry to miss the fun of seeing the boys
eral times earlier in the year but war in the female parts, because that al-
conditions necessitated postponment ways adds a bit of spice, but no doubt
each time. This date has finally been the talent this year is limited on ac-
determined upon and the clubs are in count of thewar."
readiness for their appearance. Some Dean M. E. Cooley: "I have always
difficulty was experienced in the fall looked upon the opera in the past as
because the music that was ordered i ovetyctn nerystbecause of
was held up in transit and the early1 of its parts were taken by the boys,
rehearsals could not be held as plan- gave it an amusing character. No-
ned. This caused the clubs to setgaetan muigcrce.No
teir Tconctatsedlatethanusual.ithing could be funnier than to see
their concert date later than usual. some tiny, rosy-cheeked younster take
The clubs this year are the best
T the part of Romeo, and some big chap
Michigan has had in a number of with a voice like a fog-horn, play
years, according to Mr. Theodore Har- Juliet. Now that It is proposed to give
rison, director of the Glee Club. At it.Nowatat itirosdhtorgie
the beginning of, the try-outs some the female parts to girls, what for me
t was a principle source of entertain-
fear was expressed that the talent ment is done away with. The boys do
would not be up to the standard, but some onderful stunts which would
water ittr tand I th e material be a credit to professionals. These
was better than in the past. The could not possibly be improved upon
number of men in the clubs has been by the presence of girls. If the -girls
increased this year, as well as the have to be tolerated as a war measure,
quality, and the combined clubs num- 1Iwill go to see the show."
ber more than 90. The clubs will be Alumni Secretary Favors Move
In evening dress as always, 'regardless Wilfred S-aw, general secretary of
of the war. There would be no con- the Alumuni association: "I know that
servation in eliminating this phase be- alumni will welcome the appearance
cause the men were equipped with of women in the opera. Particularly
the suits before joining the organiza-. as it is certain the proportion of male
tions. talent is much more limited than in
The music selected this year is es- former years."
pecially worthy of mention. Patri- Frank Bacon, social director of the
otic numbers and Michigan music are Michigan Union: "The talent among
the basis of a choice repertoire. The the men, if there is talent, did not
new "Battle Hymn of the Republic" appear, and the women are ready and
has already been rendered by- the willing to help out in a situation
clubs and met with great approval. which otherwise would have prevent-
- ed the giving of the opera. The pro-
BAKER REFUSES TO DISCUSS duction for the last two years has been
NUMBER OF MEN IN FRANCE TUmuchcriticized by alumni, and unless
the general tone of the opera is chang-
ed, it will not meet with their hearty
Washington, Jan. 23.-While declin- support."
ing to comment directly upon the Prof. Clarence Meader: "If the
statement attributed to President main object of the opera is to be art-
Wilson, that there will be twice as istic, a higher standard could be ob-
many American soldiers abroad next tamed by having the girls playing fem-
.June as had been originally planned, inine parts. If the sole object is to
Secretary Baker said today: I1create fun, then boys would be more
"The program of the department 'amusing in feminine roles than girls.
has been a constantly developing one In the latter case, to attain the super-
and many difficulties and limitations lative funny effect, assign all male
have been removed or overcome. I parts to women. In either case I am
cannot discuss the number of men in in favor of the girls."
France or anticipated to be in France Prof. F. W. Pawlowski: "I think it
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Burlesque Runs Its Course
Anna Lloyd, '18: "The burlesque of
former years has run its course. I
think that the public will welcome
the novelty of having the opera on a
more refined basis and with no ob-
jections to girls taking parts.' '
Albert Horne, '18: "I am heartily
convinced that the introduction of wo-
men into the opera will result in al
much better production than the cam-
pus has seen for several years." '
Clarissa Vyn, '18: "I do not ap-
prove of the idea. The girls have
their junior and senior plays, and can
be spending their time to better ad-
vantage doing Red Cross work, etc.
If girls are to assume the feminine
roles, not only will the principal at-
traction of the opera be taken away,
but the production might just as well1
be put in the hands of the Comedy
Marguerite Capin,'20: "We recog-
nize the fact that women have been
admitted to the opera because of a
lack of men. Nevertheless, the inno-
vation is to be approved, for no Mich-
igan woman will take part in an opera
which burlesques her character of
which she is justly proud. Therefore,
the character of the performance will
be on a higher level than ever before.
"However, it has its darker side.
It will be lamentable if the opera be-
comes a counter attraction to the Jun-
ior Girls' play, which is a tradition as
surely as the opera. The women them-
selves must see to it that their tradi-
tion is kept alive. And too, Michigan
men must realize that the women are
ready, now as always, to help out in
any activity which is worthy of their
interest. They must appreciate the wo-
mens' co-operative spirit, respect it,
and not make sport of it when this
emergency is over."
Men Will Lack Respect
Helen Bourke, '18: "I am not in
favor of the project for the reason
that I do not believe the attitude of
the men toward the girls concerned
will be highly respectful, and also for
the reason that .I feel the. production
should be a strictly Michigan Union
James Schermerhorn, Jr., '18; "The
beauty of all former Union operas and
the cause of their success has not been
the dramatic talent of those who took
its feminine parts; rather, it has been
the lack of their talent. With the ex-
ception of Durward Grinstead and
Paul Doherty, no female impersona-
tors of merit have ever taken part In
a Union production. But the Union
officials in using women in the opera
are sacrificing the burlesque idea that
has proven the enjoyable factor in pre-
vious years merely to produce an or-
dinary musical comedy."
Emily Powell: "If men need the
co-operation of the girls in the opera
production, I believe that the girls
should help as much as possible."
Philip C. Pack, '18: "The Union
shows commendable effort in its an-
nual house-to-house campaign for
members and membership. fees; why
cannot it show the same effort, in
canvassing for volunteers for the
opera? And when we allow women to
take part in this event, we are put-
ting the production in the same class
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TO PUSH SALE OF
Representatives of the Universt
and city who are to carry on t
Smileage book campaign which ope
next Monday, met yesterday at ti
Ann Arbor high school to discu
plans for their work.
While the details of the campaii
have not been definitely agreed upo
University men plan to make a thc
ough canvass of the .students. As
previous war work campaigns, the fr
ternities will be solicited by individu
committees, and the independents w
probably be approached by men on t
Committee In Charge'
Mr. Burton G. Grim, of the rheto
department, is chairman of the coi
mittee in charge on the campus;
will be assisted by Edwin K. Gunif
'19, and George F. Hurley, '18L, repi
denting the Union, and Miss Lou
Potter, assistant dean of women, a
Anna F. MacMahon, '19, women's re
The whole of next week will be A
voted to the actual intensive work,'
an effort to give this branch of t
service wide advertising, but the s
of the books will continue through
the war. After next week they m
be purchased at the banks, postoffi
or the campus book stores.
Personal Element Possible
"The Smileage book campaign offe
the personal element of service whi
has been lacking in other campaig
held recently," said Prof. E. H. Kra
yesterday. "Persons buying th
looks may send them directly
friends or relatives in the varic
camps. Investigation has proved tJ
form of service to be of great vali
and offers a better opportunity to gi
aid than the numerous donations
food which have been going to wast
The coupon books are expected
arrive the latter part of this week.
MID-WINTER NUMBER OF
GARGOYLE PLEASES CAMP
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two poems by Sergt. H. C. L. Jacks
ex-'18, formerly editor of the Dal
rmceived their meed of praise. T
rondels by a member of the rheto
faculty, "In the Voice of the Rai:
was one of the two aerous contril
tions which appeared in the numb
The. other was a learned comunicati
by "L. S. R., Ph. D.," wittily taking
task a certain Mr. "Chow-chow" wh<
feature, appearing in the Daily, c
cerning the deriation of the w
"bone," evidently excited a storm
protest in the breast of the diale
Alfred J. Ruby
H. R. CARPENTER, *20E, EXPOSES
CLASSMATES TO SXA .L-POX
Harold R. Carpenter, '20E, was
y uarantined yesterday for small-pox
.y by the University health service. He
has been attending classes as usual
for the last few days and it is proba-
ble that he has exposed a large nim-
at ber of students. Dr. Warren E. For-;
sythe, director of the health service,
)n has already vaccinated all students
who ate at the same boarding house,
s- and all students in his rooming house.
s- Dr. Forsythe said yesterday that it
was very important that everyone in
se his classes report at the health ser-
vice at once for vaccination. Carpen-
ter was exposed to the disease in De-
awn and considers his requirements a
dance at th
>es the BEST FINISHING let me
HODS and MATERIALS used in
nd use your own judgment as to
ny months to
at any particular time, but we have' undesirable to have women in the
made substantial progress." opera. The drawing power of the play
Recent press dispatches from General is the fun it makes for the audience.
Pershing's headquarters show that a It is so charming to see the ladies
considerable part of his force is now moving 'about with the grace of young
regarded as fully trained. The war bears."
department has had little to say on C. A. Hart, president of the stu-
this subject. There have been no dent council: "Iabelieve that par.tic-
hints dropped as to when the Ameri- ipation by the women in the Michigan
can front would be established, but the Union opera will result in a more
impression is gaining ground here that pleasing and successful production
the day is not far distant, than ever before."
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