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One, Two or Three Stars.
ing Silver and Solid Gold.

Dallas, Tex., Feb. 23.-The Ameri-
can youth has a natural aptitude for
flying. It was revealed and is being
developed in seven aviation training
stations in Texas and, during the win-
ter, flyers have been turned out from
them with a proficiency and in num-
bers that have fully satisfied the Am-
erican officers and have proved almost
startling to instructors from the al-
lied armies who are here to give the
Americans the advantage of their ex-
perience and knowledge.
There are six American and one
British aviation stations in the state.
The American camps are at Fort
Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Waco,
Dallas and Wichita Falls. At Fort
Worth, the Royal Flying Corps, a camp
of young Canadians trained by British
officers, are in daily competition with
the Americans in an adjoining camp.
A goodly number of young Americans
also are enlisted with the Canadians
and are receiving their training under
the direction of British officers.
Number of Students Best Secret
A regard for military secrecy pro-
hibits relating the total number of
students who have taken to the air
here this winter. It reaches a figure
that gives great comfort to the mili-
tary men who know, and compared
with the total advancement made by
the men, the number of accidents re-
ported has ben surprisingly small, it
is stated.
The death of Vernon Castle while
flying at the British camp at Ft. Worth
brought the total number of men kill-
ed up to 57.
The British flyers at Fort Worth
have lost far more than any of the
American camps. The high fatality
record among the British it is said is
the direct result of the more strenu-
ous system of practice and drill which
they use. Forty-three deaths have oc-
curred at the two camps at Fort
Worth, while Houston, next in the
list, has had seven.
British Rush Men




ictical Navigation"
in Co.
rith Keys, Sounders, Buzzers,
Batteries, Etc.W

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asons for postponing
give the men in the
time to practice,"
"Blanks will be dis-
cting first sergeants
men can be entered
red in the inter-coin-
schedule, which are
ear tomorrow night,
on the courts when
>r otherwise forfeit
nination of company
s starts tomorrow
championship to the
highest record.

._"They kill more at Fort Worth be-
-1berty Street cause they fly more" is the way a
young aviation officer explained the
great difference in the mortality lists.
Eight hundred R. O. T. C. uniforms The British theory is that the meui
have been given out to the cadets. should receive early instructions in
The remaining suits will be distribu- all the difficult work they will have
ted next week. A new list, contain- to do in actual service, while the Am-
ing the names of the men whose un- erican trainers spend a larger part of
iforms have arrived, was posted on their time in drilling the fundamentals
the bulletin board la'st night. The of flying. The young Canadians go in-
men will call for their suits tomor- to the air early for flights that are for-
row at Henry and company, on North, bidden in the camps under United.
University avenue. States control. They are taught with
the spirals, the dives and the loops
Dr. George A. May will give the that are a part of actual war flying
following athletic and gymnastic pro- and so it is that if their mortality list
gram to the cadets of the First regi-. seems out of proportion to those in
ment in companies A, B, C, D, and E the other camps, the British officers
at 4:15 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in are not displeased with the accom-
Waterman gymnasium: plishments of the men under them.
First regiment: Company A, tug- I There is a rigid ban against visitors
of-war, parallel bar, horse, sprinting; at.all camps. At Love Field, a visitor
company B, sprinting, horse, parallel caught with a camera was held until
bar, tug-of-war; 'company C, relay all the negatives were developed and
racing, wrestling; company D, wrestl- showed that nothing of a prohibited
ing, relay racing; company E-cadets nature had been pictured.
will, be sectioned off and assigned to An unexpected effect of the frequent
the different companies. presence in the air of the flying ma-
chines has been the almost total dis-
apearance of birds from the neigh-
Summer S h oborhoods of the camps. Wild doves
which have heretofore been common
irst eldina 94 flying in flocks in northern Texas, are
never seen within miles of a camp,
Summer School was first held at and in their northward spring flights,
the game birds, the ducks and geese
the University in 1894 under the direc- are conspicuous by their absence from
tion of a committee of the faculty of the skies about Fort Worth in par-
the literary department. The session ticular.
which lasted for six weeks was at- The boys in the British camp have
tended by 91 students. The attend- made much progress during the warm
ance doubled at the session held in winter, so different from the snows of
1895, but during the four succeeding the Canadian winter, and are in the
years the increases were not so great. air almost constantly. Scarcely a

12:15 o'clock - Dean E. H. Kraus
speaks at Methodist church on "Our
Scientific Leadership."
3 o'clock-Community sing at the
Michigan Union.
4 o'clock-Bible class meets at 444
South State street.
6:30 o'clock-Prof. J. F. Shepard
speaks to, Student society of Unitar-
ian church on "Psychological tests."
6:30 o'clock- Dr. Howard Musser
speaks to Wesleyan Guild of Meth-
odist church.
6:30 o'clock- Prof. E. C. Goddard
speaks at Congregational church on
"Kultur vs. Christianity."
7 o'clock-Jewish Students' congre-
gation meets in Bible Chair house, 444
South State street.
7 o'clock-Jewish Student society
meets at 705 South Thayer street.
8 o'clock-Menorah society meets in
Bible Chair house, 444 South State
8 o'clock-Dr. C. U. Clark lectures
in Hill auditorimon "Fighting Above
the Cluds.'
Classes In engineering English will
meet hereafter in the following rooms
in University hall: 2 in room 102; 3
in room 302; 4 in room 302; 21 in
room 100; 28 in room 304.
The entire female chorus of "Let's
Go!" will rehearse at 4 o'clock to-
morrow afternoon at the Michigan
The entire ast and chorus of "Lets
Go:" will rehearse at 730 o'clock to-
morrow night at the Michigan Union.
Members of the Union opera com-
mittees will meet at 12 o'clock to-
morrow noon at White's studio for a
group picture.
"The United States sent to the open-
ing of the Kiel canal in 1895 a squad-
ron thoroughly up-to-date, and with
several features unsuspected even by
German naval architects," states Mr.
Poultney Bigelow, in his book "Prus-
sian Memories," who will speak at 8
o'clock Tuesday night in Hill audi-
torium on the same topic.
"The emperor took charge of this
matter himself and by a little Judi-
cious flattery not only was he shown
everything he wished to see in the
American squadron, but he even se-
cured from Admiral Evans permission
for his technical advisers to make a
more detailed examination and give
the benefit to his navy.
German Captain Would Be Punshed
"Had a German ship in American
waters permitted an American official
to gather information in this man-
ner the captain of that ship would
have been promptly punished as an
example to others. In this case, how-
ever, not only was the commanding
American officer not censured; he even
wrote a book in which this episode fig-
ured as one of his professional'tri-
Bigelow Warned U. S.
"Yet when I have warned my coun-
trymen in print that the German gen-
eral staff knows more about Ameri-
can military and naval conditions than

even the officers in our service, my
warnings have had no more effect than
the corollary which I now repeat, that
a German raid upon the United States
is not outside the range of German
Prof. L. J. Young and H. J. Andrews
of the forestry department, have been
employed by the Detroit Edsion com-
pany to mark the trees on their land
along the Huron river which are at
present suitable for cutting.
The company hopes thus to pre-
serve their woods by having the cut-
ting done scientifically. They form-
erly allowed the farmers near these
woods to have the dead and diseased
trees for firewood if they would cut
and, carry them away, but owing to
the high price that cordwood is now
commanding 'they have discontinued
this policy.
Baptist Guild to. Hold Banquet
Members of the Baptist guild will
hold, a banquet March 1 at the Guild
house, 503 East Ruron street. The
banquet will begin at 6:15 eastern
Always-Daily Service--Always.

Choice Wits From
College Exchanges
German measles are prevalent at
the University of Kansas. During the
last four weeks 75 cases have been
The Wesleyan Y. M. C. A. is help-
ing freshmen to become acquainted
with each other by having a picture
of every member of the class placed
in a so-called Rogues' gallery.
The first year of the war will cost
Columbia $250,000 more than normal-
ly, caused by the decrease in enroll-
ment, by the payment of salaries to
members of the faculty in war work,
and by the greater cost of fuel, equip-
ment and labor.
It required an average of 143 tons
of coal per day to heat the buildings
of the University of Illinois during
the month of January, which is 21
tons more a day than were used in
January, 1917.
Foxcraft Hall, one of the two din-
ing places used for many years by
Harvard students, was badly damaged
by fire lately. The loss is estimated
at about $7,000.

A plan to cut down
issues of the Daily Ne
each week is contem
failure of support by s


A commission as ensign and
in the Transport Service, is
ward given to the 10 highest
ton men taking the Navigatioi
Three months of actual servic
navy will be required after t
retical course is completed, be
men will assume their duties
A six-day week for the La-
of Kansas university was a
by three-fourths of the stude
by the State Board of Admini
It shortens the school year
weeks. -
Between five and six thousa
vard graduates and underg
are in service, according to
University War Records offic

Thirty-nine Brown v
of last year and this fa
in service. Football pl
a total of 19.

Arrange for Your

Arthur R. Priest, dean of men at W omen A thlet
the University of Washington, expects * And 7
to leave for France about March 1,
having recently been commissioned
by Governor Lister as the official rep- The freshman, sophomore, a
resentative of the state of Washing- for girls' basketball teams h
ton to the men in France. cided to go into training duri
final games. This means no
Finding it would be impossible un- and early retiring hours for t
der present conditions for the Harle-, for a period of between thr
quin club of Purdue University to four weeks. The schedule
present its annual play this spring, final games is as follows:
the management has transferred the Freshman-Sophomores, Mar
right to produce the play on a smal- o'clock.
ler basis to the English Department Juniors-Seniors-March 8, 4
Players. Consolation game between
March 13, 5 o'clock.
A large wooden jayhawker in which Final cup game for champi(
students could drive nails at a cost of March 15, 4 o'clock.


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d 1 the board of regents assumed full but it is welcomed by an airplane or
y control of it, and changed the name so, and flights to the city from the
s from "Summer School" to "The Sum- camp, 40 miles away, for social pur-
e mer Session of the University of poses are made every day.
After 1899 each session brought a dean since 1912, when John R. Effin-
larger number of students until by ger was appointed acting dean and
1908 the attendance was 1070. In later Dean of the College of Litera-
e that year John 0. Reed who had been ture, Science, and the Arts. The fac-
g Dean of Summer Sessions was made ulty has increased. from 24 in 1894,
Dean of the Literary college, and to nearly 200, and new courses are be-
- John R. Effinger succeeded him to the ing added to the curriculum each
o first mentioned position. The length year.
s of the session was then changed fromj
n six to eight weeks, except in the Med- M. C. Schedule Remains Unchanged.
ical school. Naturally, because of the With the exception of No. 3 and 4
e change, enrollment did not increase motor car trains on the Ann Arbor
e so rapidly for the next few years, but railroad, which were taken off three
- from 1911 until last summer, there weeks ago, no changes in schedule
f were large incre'ases every year. The 'have or will be made on the schedules
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