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vew York, Feb. 25.-Alleged to be
agent in the United States for Ger-'
m interests which have been seek-
to corner the world's wool market,
gene Schwerdt a wealthy wool mer-
nt of New Yorkand Boston,*was
ested herebtoday as an enemy
en and will be interned.
chwerdt's alleged activities were
closed to the federal authorities by
attorney-general of New York
te, Schwerdt's name having ap-
ired in the correspondence of Hugo
imidt, banker and alleged pay-
ster in the Bolo Pasha case which
attorney-general investigated.
klthough claiming to be a Belgian
[zen, Schwerdt in fact was born in
[he plan of.:Schwerdt and his asso-
te, according' to the attorney-gen-
1, was to minimize the effect of a.
ssible British economic embargo
ainst Germany after the war by
,king it possible for German inter-
s in America to hoard their great
ck of wool, which was intended to
sent to Germany when peace came.
'ale Of Opera
Seats Announced
Seats for "Let's Go!" to be present-
at. the Whitney theater March 13,
15, and 16, will be placed on sale
esday, March 5 at Hill auditorium.
4ail orders calling for tickets for the
ening performance, Wednesday
ht, March 13, will be filled before
Sbox-office sale begins. These or-
rs; accompanied by check or money
der made payable to the Michigan
lion, must be at the Union desk not
er than Saturday night,: March _2.
te orders will be filled in order of

wlsheviki Arrest Nicholas
Zurich, Feb. 25.-The Breslau Tageblatt says that the Bolsheviki
has ordered the trial of Grand Duke Nicholas by revolutionary tribu-
nal. He is charged with attempted high treason against the Russian
The reference in the newspaper is undoubtedly true that Grand
Duke Nicholas, former commander-in-chief of the Russian army, is
second cousin of the former emperor.
In April 1917, an alleged plot was discovered to proclaim him em-
peror. After the fall of the Kerensky government it was reported
that Grand Duke Nicholas was raising an army to oppose the Bol-

For the first time in its history,
the Michigan Menorah society elected
a woman as president at a meeting
held Sunday night at the Bible Chair
house. Rebecca Greenburg, '19, was
chosen to head the society during the
present semester.
Other officerselected at this meet-
ing were: Vice-president, Lawrence
H. Seltzer, '20; secretary, Philip Slom-
ovitz, '20; treasurer, Samuel R. Rosen-
thal, '20; librarian, Bessie M. Rosen-
blum; '21; board of directors, A. J.
Gornetsky, '19L; Charles L. Kauf-
man, '18L; Jacob N. Braude, '18, and
AA J. Levin, '19L.
In commenting upon the election of
Miss Greenburg, Gornetsky, the retir-
ing president, said: "During the past,
semester the Menorah society has lost
two-thirds of its male membership.
It will now be up to the women of the
organization to continue our work.'
Miss Greenburg, as the winner of last
year's Menorah essay prize, and as
one of the most active.members of the
society, was therefore the most logical
candidate for the position."
University Has
5 Alien Enemies





sale to participating life
I be held from 2 to 5
day afternoon, March 5,
'clock Wednesday after-
6, in Hill auditorium.
vill be mailed out to par-
e members this week, and
abered at the Union Sat-
ng, March 2, in order to
hie holder a place in the


Seats will be on sale to yearly mem-
ers from 10 to 12 o'clock Thursday
orning, March 7, and 2 to 5 o'clock
i the afternoon, in Hill auditorium.
early members may obtain their. or-
er slips at 9 o'clock Monday morn-'

Highway experts of the country are
to address the road engineers and
highway commissioners of this state
who have gathered in Ann Arbor to
attend the fourth annual short course
in highway engineering which opened
yesterday' afternoon under the direc-
tion of the engineering college and
will continue until March 1.
President Harry B. Hutchins of the
University, welcomed the commission-
ers and engineers in his opening ad-
dress-yesterday afternoon. Dean Cool-.
ey, of the engineering college, was
scheduled to talk on "Old Plank Roads
in Michigan" but is now attending an
educational convention in Atlantic
City, and was, therefore, unable to be
Gov. A. E. Sleeper to Speak
Gov. Atoert .4; -meeper of Michigan,
will speak tonight at 8 o'clock at a
smoker and informal get-together at
the Union. Mr. H. S. Earl and others
will also address. the road men.
An elaborate program has been ar.-
ranged for te men taking the course
including a concert by th3 School of
Music at 4:15 Thursday afternoon in
Hill auditorium.
Mr. E. H. Hines, chairman of the
'Wayne county road commission, will
speak on "Uniform Road Accounting."
Mr. H. Eltinge Breed, first deputy
commissioner of the New York state
highway commission has chosen as
his topic, "New York's Experience
with Various Types of Road Con-
struction Under Varied Trtffic Condi-
Detroit Man on Program
"Road Maintenance in Connecticut,"
will be described by Mr. C. J. Ben-
nett, state highway commissioner for
that state. Mr. Roy D. Chapin of De-
troit, chairman of the highway trans-
port committee on the council of na-
tional defense, will read a paper on
Friday afternoon on "Road Improve-
mets as a War Measure." Mr. Chap-
in's committee has charge of the na-
tional highway problems and has been
instrumental in forwarding motor-
truck transportation for the army.
Purpose of Course
The short course in highway engin-
eering has for its purpose the giving
to highway commissioners and engin-
.ers of information relating to the
construction and maintenance of
country roads. It does not attempt
to cover the entire field of highway
engineering, but the work given: has
been so condensed and organized that
an outline of best practice can be
presented. The work will be a con-
tinuation of preceeding courses which
have been held here at the University.
M. G. Hedn,'18, Joins Auxiliary
Maritz G. Hedin, '18, has completed
his enrollment in the Michigan unit of
the naval auxiliary reserve. Hedin is
a member of The Daily sport staff, a
Pi Delta Epsilon, and a Nu Sigma Nu.


Five Y
ipper d

y office, ing, March 4.
,f deep . Women of the University may pur-
concern chase tickets from 2 to 5 o'clock Fri-
s. Mr. day after-noon, March 8, in Hill aud-
$100, itorium. Order slips may be secured
deep in at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning,
f these ,March 5, at the Women's league office
and Barbour. gymnasium.
its A seat sale-for the general public
s stated will be held Monday, March 11, at the
by wat- Whitney theater.

"There are two fundamental facts
that one must know in connection wit.
this war," stated Dr. Charles Upson
Clark, formerly professor of Yale uni-
versity, in opening his lecture on
"Italy's Part in the War," at 8 o'clock
last night in Hill auditorium.- "We
must remember that this war is a Bal-
kan war,gand that Austria was the
one who began it, not Germany." We
are so engrossed in how Germany is
carrying on that we forget Austria's
Austria Broke Alliance Treaty
Dr. Clark reviewed the history of
Italy and Austria from 198, and ho -
ed how Austria broke her agreement
in the Triple Alliance treaty two
times. The lecturer also exposed
Austria's territorial plans, which were
indirectly aided by Germany.
"Italy saved this war twice for the
Allies," stated Dr. Clark. "Once
when she withdrew her troops from
the French border at the declaration
of her neutrality, therey enabling
France to rush troops and win the
battle of the Marne.. The second time
came when Italy entered the war,
which was at the time when the Ger-
man Verdun drive was at its climax.
Sammies Would Help Italy
"The actual effect of the bodily pre-
sence of American soldiers in Italy
would bolster up the morale of the
Italians," the speaker stated, "and de-
moralize the Austrian troops on the
A series of slides, depicting the des-
truction of buildings, statues, and pub-
lic works by Austrian aviators, the co-
operation of women, and the manner
in which Italy is attempting to pre-
serve her works of art, were shown
on the screen.
Movies Showed Actual Fighting
Three reels of motion pictures,
which were lent by the Italian govern-
ment, were shown immediately fol-
lowing tide slides. The films vividly
portrayed the severe weather condi-
tions the Italians have to combat when
fighting on the top of the Alps.
Members of the Michigan unit of the
naval auxiliary reserve met Sunday
afternoon at the Union to organize a
social society to be known as the
Naval Auxiliary Reservists' club. All
men who enroll in the unit automati-
cally become members of the club.
Provision was made so that members
of the unit not now in school will be
considered associate members of the
The object of the club is to pro-
mote general good fellowship among
the members, and better the ulit.
Officers were elected as follows:
President, Luther H. Beach, '18E; vice-
president, Guy D. Culver, '20; secre-
tary, Irving M. Mumford, '20L. A
committee on social affairs includes
the following members: Chairman,
F. Ward Culver, '20; David Forbes,
'20, Lynn A. Glover, '18, Fred A. Gari-
epy, '18, and Rudolph Haberman, '20E.

student body. They are:
Ewald Boucke, professor , of

man;, Anton Griener, assistant pro-3
fessor of mathematical engineering;
W. C. R. Voigt, homeopathic gradu-
ate; Karl Ritscher, special engineer,'
and Fritz Marstellar, '17E.
Professor Boucke said.last evening
that he had been a resident of the
United States for the past 22 years
and that, although he had never se-
cured his first papers for citizenship,
he applied for them in New York
when he first came to this country. He
said the reason he was not a citizen
was not from any hostility to this
country, but from 'merely postponing
his application.
Assistant Professor Griener refused
last evening .to discuss the matter,
but declared he would publish his
reasons for not making application in
a future edition.
. C. R. Voigt, whoh.as been a resi-
den, here since 1909, claims that he
has secured his first papers and made
application for his second paper's a
year ago but was refused because dip-
lomatic relations were broken off at'
the time.
Since Karl Ritscher has only been
a resident in the United States for the
last four years it would hardly be pos-
sible for him to be a citizen of this
country. Fritz Marstellar has secured
his first papers, but the outbreak of
the war prevented him from getting
his second papers.
More than 100 persons attended the
first All-campus sing held Sunday
afternoon at the Michigan Union. The
program consisted of Michigan songs,
patriotic airs, and old-time melodies.
The singers were led by Joseph Pal-
ma, '20M, with W. J. Kellar, School
of Music, 'at the piano.
As a special feature of the after-
noon, Kellar played a polonaise by
"The sing was a great success,"
stated Frank Bacon, '02, social direc-
tor of the Union, yesterday. "The
Union hopes that -a still larger num-
ber will attend the next one, and that
each person who was present Sunday
will bring at least one friend with
him to the next sing."




German Head Says Presid
age of Feb. 11 Constiti
Toward Peace
(By Associated Pre
Amsterdam, Feb. 25.-Sp
fore the reichstag today tl
German chancellor, Count
ing, made this declaratioi
"I can fundamently agre
four principles, which in
Wilson's view must be al
mutual exchange of views
declare with President Wi
general peace can be di
such a basis.

Local registration of alien enemies "Only one reserve
shows five members of the faculty and in this connection. 7

must not only be propos
President of the United
must also be actually rec
all states and peoples.
Goal Not Yet Reae
"But this goal has not
reached. There is still no (
bitration established by a
tions for the preservatior
in the name of justice. Wi
dent Wilson incidentally
the German chancellor is s
the tribunal of the entira
must decline this tribuna
judiced, joyfully as I would
an impartial court of arbi
isted and gladly as I wou
ate to realize such ideals.
"Unfortunately, however
no trace of similar stateme
part of the leading powers
tente. England's wal, aim
thoroughly imperialistic
wants to impose on the wo
according to England's g
England Forgets Ir
"When England talks
people's rights of self det
she does not think of ap


to Ireland,

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et freeIb

Prof. C. H. Van Tyne, of the history
lepartment, will speak at 7:30 o'clock
Wednesday evening in the School of
Music auditorium on "Causes and Is-
ues of the War."
This is the first of a series of lec-
ures on the war, to be given under the
auspices of the Michigan Union. The
speakers will be chosen from the fac-
ilty and from the citizens of Ann Ar-
or and other cities.
Professor Van Tyne has -been grant-
d a leave of absence by the Uni-
rersity to lecture throughout the
state on the same topics as will con-
titute the subject of his address to-
norrow evening. His having made a
study of this particular subject prom-
.ses to make his lecture one of un-
isual value and interest.
Senior lits must purchase their in-
ritations at once.
Bruce A. Swaney, '18, chairman of
;he invitation committee, stated last
night that the orders must be sent in
at once, otherwise the company which
.s doing the engraving would be un-
able to finish their work on time.
Members of the class can secure the
invitations ,at the stand in the main
corridor of University hall, today from
2 to 4 o'clock, and Wednesday at the
same hours. After Wednesday the-

"It has been repeatedly
do not contemplate r
gium, but we must be
from the danger of a
which we desire after
live in peace and friend
ing the object or jumpin
of enemy machinations.
a proposal cume from
side, for example, from
ment in Havre, we shou
an antagonistic attitude,
the discussion at first m
"Meanwhile I readily
President Wilson's messa
constitutes a small ste
mutual approachment."


* * * * * * * *

Change Engin
Assemblies w:
lows in the eng
11 A. M., Feb.
lecture room.

This Afternoon-4:15 P. M.

Intimate views, peculiar situations * Speaker:
now existing in Germany, and the * las.
strength of the kaiser's vast army, will
*9 A.M.V,
be discussed by Mr. Poultney Bigelow
in his lecture "Prussian Memories," *gineering
at 8 o'clock tomorrow night in Hill X Speaker:
auditorium. *
Mr. Bigelow is recognized as one * 10 A. M.
of the greatest -living authorities on * gineering
world colonies. The lecturer has * Speaker
,crossed the Atlantic 90 times, and * "The Situa
traveled around the world three times. *
He was a personal friend of the kaiser * 11 A. M
for 25 years, and his knowledge of -* hall.
the conditions existing in Germany * Speaker


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