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I No. 91.







Thne Uniforms As
Seen 2ty a Co-ed
They thronged the sidewalk, and ex
tended in long, anxious lines out into
the gutters, as they waited tensely for
the opening of Henry and company's
portals Wednesday morning. At last!
the doors swung in, and they crowded
to grab the bunches of khaki. Some
emerged all garbed in the magic col.or
and self-consciousness, others hur-
ried home with bulging bundles under
shaking arms, only to bloom forth lat-
er in the day, strapped and buttoned
into 0. D.
They appear on every corner to
startle the feminine eye and the fem-
inine heart. When they go home for
the week-end to have doting mothers
let out seams and put in gussets, they
will be missed. They have said,
"Goodbye,"- to the -Fountain Room for-
ever, but dew alone will shrink their
puttees. They must lead, henchforth,'
a grilling, drilling life, but consid-
er the added charm of a uniform.

Two Sections Enlisted
By New Ruling of

Here Affected
War De-

Government Embargo Stops
Concern Which Supplies
Ann Arbor




tives on

and Clothing

eb. 13.-A big raid was
ly on the German
outhwest of Butte flas-
enemy positions were
to the third line and.
uses were destroyed.


(By Associated Press)
'Headquarters of the American army
in France, Feb. 13.-German prepara-
tions for their announced offensive.
on the Allied fronts have not brought
with them any relaxation of German
vigilance or efforts to meet any possi-
ble attack from the Allies. New con-
centrations of German forces are
gathering in the rear of their lines
simultaneously with the hard work
which continues on the front line pos-
itions where a most formidable sys-
tem of defense has been erected dur-
ing the winter months.
Know German Strength
Various authorities make widely dif-
ferent estimates of the German div-
isions - which may eventually be
brought into the line on this front,
should the Germans decide to engage
in battle on a large decisive scale. The
'exact total of the German forces in
the front line and in the immediate re-
serve is known to a unit.
One hundred and twelve divisions oc-
cupy the German front line facing the
French, British, American and Bel-
gian troops, while their immediate re-
serves total 63 divisions. On the basis
of 12,000 men in a German division
this would be 2,000,000 troops.
Add New Divisions
Possibly several additional divisions
have reached various points behind
the line. At-any rate it is agreed by
authorities here that the greatest pos-
sible number the Germans could add to
their forces on this aide does not ex-
teed 20 divisions which would bring
the total to 195 divisions or 2.,340,000
(By Associated Press)
Feb. -13.-Although under the good
weather the Teutonic allies are con-
tinuing to pour thousands of troops
to positions behind the battle line
there still has been no indication that
the enemy is ready to begin his much
advertised offensive.
While the German reinforcements
have been coming up, the entente com-
manders everywhere have strengthen-
ed their positions to meet any emerg-
ency and optimism is expressed both
from British and French sources, that,
should the Germans strike, no matter
how early the moment, they will meet
with most stubborn resistance.
British Raid Trenches
Several additional successful raids
by the British, in which German offic-
ers and men were captured and others
kiled, and heavy artillery fighting be-
tween the French and Germans on
various sectors sums up the activity
that has been in progress on the wes-
tern front. The Amercian sharp shoot-
ers and artillery men are keeping up
their good work against the Germans
in front of their positions, having with
their shrapnel fire compelled the en-
emy to almost abandon first line
trenches and with their sharp shoot-
ers and rapid fire guns, forced snipers
to quit their posts and seek safety at
other places.
(Continued on Page Six)



First Michigan Corps Will Transfer in
Body to Aviation Division of
Signal Corps
Allentown, Pa., Feb. 13.-The ambul-'
ance service, as a branch of the Unit-
ed States army, has been wholly dis-
banded, and two University of Michi-
gan sections, recruited in Ann Arbor
early' last spring, and now stationed
at the cantonment here, are entirely
broken up as a result of this order.
One other section, also recruited at
Ann Arbor, will not be affected, in-
asmuch as it is now on active duty
on the western front, being attached
to the French army. The disband-
ment of the army ambulance service-
will mean the breaking up of 76 sec-
tions, recruited exclusively from.Am-
erican universities, and comprising a
total personnel of nearly 5,000 men.
Lay Elect Any Service
But meagre details have been given
out regarding this radical step, al-
though it has been announced by the
commanding officer, that all of the
men will be given a -wide choice for
further service with another arm of
the combative forces, and may elect
any department or corps they desire.
Section 589, the first section to be
recruited at Ann Arbor, which has
been training for service with the
medical corps, will transfer as a body
into the aviation section of the signal
corps, providing the physical examin-
ations do not prove too stringent, and'
in this latter contingency, it has been
announced that all of the section elig-w
ible, will enter as individuals. Section
590, the one other Michigan section
at Allentown, will probably enter var-
ious national army cantonments, or
become transferred to the reserve

Wheat Scarcity Everywhere Said
Prevent Importing From Out-
side Sources

London, Feb. 13.- Speculation in
certain quarters as to any disturbance
of the main lines of British naval pol-
icy has been dissipated with the an-
nouncement of the constitution of the
new board of admiralty. The list,
which appeared in the London Gaz-
ette, is as follows:
Sir Eric C. Geddes, First Lord.
Acting Admiral Sir R. E. Wemyes,
First Sea Lord and Chief of Staff.
Vice Admiral Sir H. L. Heath, Second
Sea Lord.
Rear-Admiral L. Halsey, G.B., Third
Sea Lord.
Rear-Admiral H. H. D. Tothill,
Fourth Sea Lord.
Rear-Admiral S. R. Fremantle, De-
puty Chief of Staff.
Rear-Admiral Sir A. L. Duff, Assist-
ant Chief of Staff.
E. G. Pretyman, Civil Lord.
Rear-Admiral G. P. W. Hope, De-
puty First Sea Lord.
Sir Alan G. Anderson, Controlle'
Arthur F. Pease, Second Civil Lord,
No Violent Change
"There is nothing sensational or
dramatic in the list of names," says
the Daily Telegraph. "The patent will
set at rest any fears that a violent
change in the main lines of naval pol-
icy is contemplated. There is only one
member of the new board who was
not serving at the admiralty when Sir
John Jellicoe was in office, and that
one exception is Rear-Admiral Sydney
"For the rest, Sir Roselyn Wemyss
steps up, as already announced, from
Deputy First Sea Lord to First Sea
Lord, and is succeeded by Rear-Ad-
miral George Hope, who for some time
past has been Director of the Opera-
tions Division of the Naval Staff, in
which position he has done conspic-
uous service.
Lieut. Herbert Bartholf, ex-16F,
wvho sailed on the liner Tuscania
which was sunk by' German U-boats
off the coast of Ireland a week ago,
has arrived safely in Ireland accord-
ing to a telegram received by his'
'other in Glencoe, Ill. yesterday.
Lieutenant Bartholf is attached to
the American aviation service and is
a former member of the Beta Theta
,Pi fraternity. He is also a member of
the Vulcans and Web and Flange. For
two years he took part in the Union
opera and was one of the cross coun--.
try squad in 1915..


Given Credit for Training
Should the men elect to remain at
Allentown, it has been announced that
they will be transferred into either
the sanitary corps, or detailed for base
and field hospital duty, In so doing,
they will become a part of the nation-
al army of selected men, and will in
all likelihood be given preferment for
promotion in view of their eight
months' period of training.
Carl J. Rash, ex-'19, a member of Sec-
tion 589., who is now in Ann Arbor
on furlough, stated last night that he
had not been notified of the change,
nor had his furlough been recalled.
Rash left for Detroit this morning to
take the physical examination for
transfer into the aviation service, so
that his transfer might be affected,
should he be given the opportunity to
transfer upon his return to Allentown.
Refused Last Sumnier
Several of the members of Section
589 had applied for transfer into the
aviation service -last summer, but were
refused, inasmuch as the section was
constantly upon the emergency over-
(Continued on Page Six)
Requests for more books are still
pouring into the University :Library
from various soldiers' camps. Techni-
cal books are in great demand, while
works of fiction will also be welcom-
ed. The camps seem to have plenty
of magazines, however, as they report
that a large number of these are re-
ceived in each mail.
During the period of final examina-
tions, all books which had been
brought to the Library we're sent
away. Any other volumes intended
for the cantonment libraries will be
received in the office in the basement.

With the closing of the Michigan
Milling company, as a result .of the
government embargo, Ann Arbor's sole.
source of supply of flour is shut off.
Bakeries have only a three days'
supply of flour on hand for the most
part, and no hopes of getting more un-
til the embargo is lifted. The Michigan
Milling company has been forbidden
by the national food administration to
supply any flour to their customers
until further notice is given. Until
then Ann Arbor will be unable to re-
plenish its supply, since, with the pre-
sent scarcity of wheat all over the
country, it is impossible to secure any
from the outside.
Seek to Raise the tmbargo
Food Administrator A. D. Groves for
this city has telegraphed to the food
administration board in Toledo, which
is headquarters for the western sec-
tion of the country, asking it to raise
the embargo. Thus far, no reply has
been received.
Meanwhile, bakers in this city are
helping each other to tide over the dis-
agreeable situation. Fred E. Heusel,
proprietor of the City bakery has loan-
ed his uncle, Sam Heusel another bak-
er, a large enough quantity of flour to"
keep his shop going for the time be-
ing. Rye, corn, and other grains are
being mixed with flour by some bak-
ers in order to alleviate the situation.7
When the embargo was laid on the
,JVchigan Milling company forbidding
them to sell an flour until further
orders, one car, loaded with flour, was
standing on the Michigan Central rail-
road tracks. The embargo makes it
impossible to sell any of this and it is
likely that it will be commandeered by
the food administration for govern-
mental uses.
The present situation is occasioned
by the fact that the government uses
about 30 per cent of the annual sup-
ply of wheat for its military branches.
More than 100 upperclass women
war courses dealing with food, which
have been proposed by Hoover for all
colleges and universities not having
a home economics department. At
the meeting yesterday afternoon 40
seniors and 60 juniors voted to take
4the lecture courses, and 25 seniors
,expressed the desire to take laboratory
There are two proposed lecture
courses: one on the food situation in
the United States, to consist of 16
lectures;and one on the situation in
the warring countries, which will con-
tinue through the remainder of the
semester. A laboratory course will
be limited to 16 seniors.
Lectures will probably be given at
4 o'clock in the afternoon and may be
elected as extra hours. Arrangements
for credit for the work are to be made
at a meeting with Pres. Harry B.
Hutchins today, after which more
definite announcements will be made.
It is likely that two or three hours
credit may be had for the lecture
Prize Court Does Big Business
London, Feb. 13-Sales of ships and
cargoes in the British Prize Court
have now reached a total of over
lb 55,000,000. The Court has sat al-
most continuously ever since the war
began, and the number of cases
brought before it is just above 1,900.

Getting By Keeps
Grades From Dad
This is one tip that ought to be a
money getter.
It will cost you nothing. Reg-
istrar Hall has given out the state-
ment that the grade cards of all thse
students in the literary college have
been made out in duplicate, one copy
to be retained by the student, while
the other is to be mailed by him to
his parents or guardian.
"Dear Dad: I made good this sem-
ester, see enclosed certificate"-if you
,don't get this-you don't deserve any
increase in stipend.
- All conditioned or warned students'
cards have been mailed to the guard-
ians and parents, and one copy to the
,student himself. the reason for send-
ing the cards of those who are "safe",
is to save postage.
Grade cards were mailed for the
entire literary college yesterday, and
will be delivered in the course of
today, postal officials said.
Michigan will have a naval reserve
unit if students enrolled in the dif-
ferent schools display sufficient in-
terest, according to a letter received
by Dean Mortimer K. Cooley, of the
Engineering college, from Command-
ant W. A. Moffett
"In order to insure the future en-
.gineering men of the Navy, the
bureau desires to enroll undergradu-
f.te students of technical universities'
in the naval reserve force," stated a
letter from the bureau of navigation
to Commandant Moffett.
Placed In Class Four.
"The bureau directs that any under-
graduate between 18 and 21 years of
age, who is actually taking a technical
course at a technical university,-and
physically qualified, may be. enrolled
in the naval reserve, class four for
general service, as second class sea-t
"These undergraduates will not be
called to active duty until they have
graduated, except in case of great
emergency, which emergency heueatpsndos-otfr
bureuat present, does enot fore-
No Promise of Commissions,
The bureau does not promise any
commission to th undergraduates
After a student has been graduated
from the University and called to ac--
tive service, he will be examined and
,re-rated, according to his ability and
requirements of the service. t
Commandant Moffett has been in-
structed by the bureau .to have the
enrolling and recruiting officers get
n touch with the University, and other
,technical colleges, in order to make
such enrollments as may be possible.
Washington, Feb. 13-While the
house was discussing the so called
alien slacker bill today, Representa-
tive Dent of Alabama, chairman of
the military committee said that the
second draft would not be called for
some time and consequeaty there
was no hurry for action in regard to
alien slackers. Representative Flood,

chairman of the foreign affairs com-
mittee, told the house there would be1
no second draft before next May or
Changes in Schedules Due.,
All unavoidable changes in elec-
tions in the literary college must be
made between 9 and 12 o'clock and 2
and 5 o'clock today and tomorrow in
the registrar's office.



Wits Leve
At Past

Reminiscent of the exan
just past, the Gargoyle wil
pn the campus at noon toda
special "Aftermath Numbe
Staff members and contributo
humor publication have en
to level their shafts of wit at
ester that has gone, and ti
forcasted for the one to com
The Gargoyle, this month
in blue-book paper, the "Na
ject, and Date" being indic
<well as the significant leger
is the Time for All "E" Men
to the Aid of Their Country.
As might be expected, the
,of women into the Union ope
,no slight occasion for both a
scribe, while the spirit of S
stine seems to hover, as well,
eral clever bits of verse ai
"Valentine Verses Then an
compares the langorous love
the past generation with the
the modern verse librettists.
"The "Huron River Anthc
said to be a clever imitation
Lee Masters' more pretentio
sand offers several new sidel
po-ed life.
"The Ambu-lancer" is the
,short sketch, which purports
('typical letter dated Somev
France, and written for the e
of the folks at home. Loca
please copy verbatim." Tb
;successfully proves himself
n every sense.
A double-page drawing b:
. Griffith, a new addition to
is entitled, "Sundry Other I
tions", and is said to be exc
,both thought and execution

Little Probability Old Plan
Kept Outside of New I
Washington, Feb. 13.-The
sion of the heatless Monday
was announced today by Fue
istrator Garfield with the re
that it may. be put back into
fore the 10 weeks period exp
return of bad weather brings
breakdown in railroad transj
At the time Dr. Garfield gi
fuel administrators full autl
continue the closing order in
under their jurisdiction, if,
opinion, circumstances den
Aside from New England is -
there was little probability
would remain in. force anywh
Lansing, Feb. 13. - Ther
strong sentiment here toni
State Fuel Director Prudden
tinue the Monday closing
Michigan at least another w
possibly longer. Mr. Prudde
ed to make any statement
has received the official ord
Dr. Garfield.
He is understood to have to
ed to Washington last nigh
that the order be continued
Michigan is concerned.

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