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All sizes and widths
Regulation or Oil Tanage
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Men's Shop-Woodward at Grand River
THE NEW 1918 SPRING STYLES IN
ZEN'S CUSTOM SHIRTINGS
Exclutive Importations in Madras, Silks, Silk
Mixtures-Distinctive Designs and Colorings
EARLY INSPECTION SOLICITED
BUSINESS OF $1,000,00) HANDLED
Chicago, Feb. 13-From $1,000,000
a year to $1,000,000 a day has been the
increase in business handled by the
Chicago quartermasters' department
which supplies a large portion of
American troops here and in France.
At the outbreak of the war, accord-
ing to Colonel A. D. Kniskern, depot
quartermaster, the Chicago depot had
a staff of 6 officers and 35 employes.
At present there are 60 officers and
more than 2,000 employes.
War Not Only Cause
Accounting for the phenomenal
growth of the Chicago depot, Colonel
Kniskern said that, while it was un-
doubtedly due in a recent measure to
the war itself, this fact alone did not
fully account for it.
"The most important reason that
Chicago is the greatest storehouse
for the army In the country," Colonel
Kniskern said, "is that it is the logi-
cal warehouse centre. Its railway fa-
cilities are especially adapted to the
needs of the quartermasters' depart-
ment and a large portionof the firms
,manufacturing war supplies are lo-
cated in the Central department of the
army." Additionalawarehouses are
being erected constantly.
All Supplies Are Handled.
Everything from a pin to a motor-
truck can be found in the Chicago
warehouses. A list of the army sup-
plies handled Ohcludes all articles of
clothing, tents, tent poles, cots, auto
trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, tires,
pmeats, canned goods, grain, automo-
bile repair parts, tent stoves, hard-
,ware, shoes and pins. The supplies
stored at the Chicago warehouses are
mostly listed as reserve, some of the
canned goods particularly being held
The Chicago depot handles virtually
all "of the motor trucks for the army,
according to Captain Earl J. Zimmer-
man, executive officer. In addition it
handles all grain for the entire army,
here and abroad and all frozen beef
for American troops in France.
Red Tape is Removed
Besides his duties as depot quarter-
master Colonel Kniskern is executive
quartermaster for Camps Sherman,
Grant and Custer. Despite the large
yolume of business passing through
the Chicago depot, Colonel Kniskern
has made it a rule to pay all bills
within ten days and for the rigid en-
forcement of this order he has become
widely known in army circles as the
"man who took the red tape out of
the quartermasters' corps." He is a
man of quick thought and action.
are in use at Yale, Harvard, Cornell
and other Universities, as well as in a
number of restaurants and botels
etc. in the east. It is planned to install
them in all the cloak rooms of the
new Library building if they prove
-at This Point
The Axe Fell
"The Daily isn't live enough. It
needs feature stories-lots of them."
It was a alumnus who made the re-
,mark a few days ago. So the long
suffering managing editor, eager to
please as many as possible exhorted
his staff to produce features.
"But what shall we write about?"
one of the staff asked.
"Write about anything-just make it
funny. Take the weather for instance.
I'll grant you there isn't anything fun-
ny in Ann Arbor weather; still, a good
That night there were piles and
piles of copy on the m. e.'s desk. He
looked at it in dismay. Then he dis-
covered that it consisted of innumer-
able feature stories on the weather.
Here are a couple of them. The rest
can be found in the waste basket._
\ Chow Chow, who has already gain-
ed fame as a campus humorist writes:
The warm weather is one of the
most discussed topics of the hour,'
and the Daily announces with pleasure
the following interviews with some
of the prominent people of the world.
J. PLUVIUS-Everything is work-
ng nicely, and we are prepared to
furnishr-rain forever. The last few
days are only a sample of what is to~
*MR. WINTER-JThis has° been a
hard blow to me, but I'll get even.
DR. GARFIELD-I am completely
MR. SKATING ICE-This is awful.
I am all broken up.
SECRETARY BAKER-It had to
come. I intended to have a million
and a half ready before the end of
LEON TROTZKY-The rain is beau-
tiful. It not only softens the snow,
but also the hearts of everyone. I
cannot find words to express my feel-
ings. Long live the kaiser!
MISS SPRING-I will soon be withl
AL. WEEKS-Let's go.
HINDENBERG-This is just what
we want. Gott mit uns.
MRS. GOLD MEDAL-Eventually,
why not now?
EVERYBODY-This is too much.
We are soaked. enough as it is.
SCHOOL OF NURSING
Nursing offers toswomen an oppor-
tunity for patriotc service, a splendid
preparation for life and a profession of
broad social usefulness.
Washington University gives athree.
years' course -in Nursing. Theoretical
instruction is given in the University,
clinical instruction in the wards of the
Barnes and St. Lonis Children's Hos-
pitals, Washington University Dispen-
sary and Social Service Department.
Six months' credit is offered to appli-
cants'having an A.B. or B.S. deg, ree
from this college.
Address inquiries to the Sutu. of
Nurses, Barnes [ ospital, 6oo Southi
Iingshighway, St. Louis, Mo.
F. P. A. Jr., submitted the following:
'they're both here. There's no get-
ting around it.'
And the dear boy who turned around
to look at her, and subsequently visit-
ed a repair shop to be _dry cleaned
and pressed, and then the Health Ser-
vice to be thrown back into joint, is
But what if one does fall into The
Great Unguessed at the corner of the
campus. It is far, far better to drown
than to die of pneumonia.
Eight o'clock as he pounded down
State! Suddenly he stopped, whirled.
and tried the door of a clothing store.
A stunned expression blotted intelli-
gence from his face.. He tried another
shop door. It too was locked.
Dazed, he stared at the sign, "Clos-
ed to Save Fuel," then, wheeling mad-
ly lie galloped North.
Perhaps the alumnus who brought
all this about is still of the impres-
sion that "Every Cloud," etc. We
ALLIES SMASH TO GE?)IANS'
THIRD LINE OF DEFENSES
(Continued from Page One)
While the Austrians at last accounts
were still trying out the Italian line at
various points and meeting with sang-
uinary defeat for their pains, behind
the fighting line they and the Germans
are playing the role of vandals, us-
ing violence against the natives, pil-
l laging their homes and stores and
sending back to their countries food-
stuffs and other spoils. Even women
and children are being brutally treat-
ed by the troops.
Nineteen British merchantmen and
four Italians were sent to the bottom
last week and in addition another
Spanish steamer was sunk.
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T'S GOING ON
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Soph Lit meeting Thurs. at 3 o'clock,
room 205 Mason hall.
Coat Room Device
Keeps Wraps Safe
"Wraps checked free" is the new
f the Presbyterian church
the Westminster house, Hur-
h Oakland avenue.
meets Islogan of the University Library.
.ock-Max Rosen appears in
in Hill auditorium.
o'clock-Round-up club dance
arsity Mandolin club will re-
e at 7 o'clock tonight
Students using the Library may
now leave their coats and hats in the
ploak rooms without fear that they
will have to go home hatless or coat-
When the student enters the coat
room, he will put his coat in one of the
new devices now supplied, clamp a
a hook on it, and take away the key,
When he is ready to leave, he replaces
the key in the slot and the coat is
The inventions were installed after
a careful investigation by Library of-
ficials, who spent some time in search-
ing for a device to put an end to the
thefts which have been occurring reg-
ularly during the past two years. They
We can supply you with anything
known to the wall paper or paint trade.
Phone 237. C. H. Major & Co. -Adv.
s for the Classical club play
held at 9 o'clock Saturday
in the auditorium of Univer-
ALLETOWN AMBULANCE MEN
ABSORBED IN OTHER BRANCHES
(Continued from Page One)
seas contingent. Among the men who
have successfully passed the physical
and mental examinations for aviation
are.: Leland 'Scofield, ex-'20L;, Roy
Wrobbel, ex-'18; Frederick W. Shafer,
ex-'18. Karl Wehmeyer, ex-'18, was in
Philadelphia yesterday to take his ex-
amination, but as yet has not been ap-
praised of the result. It is expected
that many of the men will return to
Ann Arbor on furlough, pending their
transfer to other arms of the service.
Men Entering Aviation
The members of Section 589, who
have elected to enter aviation as a
body follow: Sergt. Charles Weaver,'
ex-'20E; Sergt. Robert Goodrich, '17L;
Corp. Lewis Townley; Corp. Fred
Walters, '17; Charles Frisbie, '16;
William Brownrigg, '17; Bradley
Thompson, ex-'20; Raymond Ross, ex-
'18; William Schuler, ex-'18E; Charles
V. Hicks, ex-'19; Frank Palmer, ex-
'20; Carl J. Rash, III, ex-'19; Karl L.
Wehmeyer, ex-'18; George Lovell, ex-
'18; Thomas Oglethorpe, '17; Louis
Haskins, ex-'19; John Dunn, ex-'19;
Reinhardt Schmidt, ex-'18; Roy Wrob-
bel, ex-'18; Alan Boyd, ex-'19; William
Pender, '17L'; Frederick Shafer, ex-
'18; Frank Walters, ex-'18L; Francis
Warren, ex-'18E; and Edgar Dwyer,
GERMANY PAYS SPAIN FOR
KILLING COMPOSER AND WIFE'
Madrid, Feb. 13-A German offer
to pay 1b130,000 compensation to the
children of the Spanish composer
,Enrique Granados, who with his wife
was drowned in the torpedoing of the
Channel boat Sussex, has been accept-
ed by the Spanish government.
F hteS an
If you want the best grade of work
in Ann Arbor and quick
send us your Laundry
Our filteration and soft water plant
double the life of your clothes
All we ask is a trial and
wanting to try out for
. manager report at
4 o'clock Friday.
club will meet at Ren-
at 12:30 o'clock Friday
Buy a Cash Card and Save 10
These Are-"CONSERVATION DAYS"
e man who sits down and considers his requirements a
lms during the "BUSINESS DAYS."
Finishing to a RELIABLE COMMERCIAL. PHOTO-
any doubt as to who does the BEST FINISHING let me
u ask to see the METHODS and MATERIALS used in
of the various places, and use your own judgment as to
PLACE where the "BEFORE THE WAR"
g used and will be used for many months to
results are obtained, that's at
KODAK is the PRINCIPAL DEFENCE.
"BUSINESS DAPS." Drop your films in the
and receive Treatment the same as usual.
S. G. PRETTMAN,
Supt. and Mgr