000 STUDENTS SERE
COUNTRY iN FRANCE
z are Here
Paris, March 6.- (Correspondence,
of the Associated Press)-More than
5,000 graduates and undergraduates
of American universities and actually
serving their country in France in
some capacity. Some are engaged in
Red Cross work, others are officials
of the Young Men's Christian Assoc-
iation \but the majority of them are
soldiers and officers in Uncle Sam's
The city council has authorized the
purchase of* a power spraying ma-
chipe to be used by the forestry depart-
ment for treating diseased trees own-
ed by the city and hiring it out to in-
| dividuals for the same purpose. It
will be used to rid the trees of insects
that have destructed many of the city's
trees. The device will cost $500.
Judge Victor H. Lane has been ap-
pointed as the third commissioner of a
body appointed by the justices of the
supreme court to revise the gas meter
The city police have been complain-
ing- because students and city boys
are in the habit of riding on the rear
steps bf the street cars. Saturday eve-
ning one of the officers arrested two
students for this but discharged them
after warning them that the offense
was serious. The police believe that
some one will be seriously injured if
the practice is not discontinued.
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Men Register at Union
The number of university men who
register daily at the American Univer-
sity Union in Europe averages be-
tween 40 and 50. Early in October this
Union in Europe was organized.. It
had for its object the cultivation of
m;-re intimate relations between uni-
versity men enlisted in the service
of the United States by bringing them
into closer contact, to provide for
them adequate quarters during their
stay in Paris and generally to meet
the needs of American- university and
college men and their friends who are
in Europe for military and other ser-
vice in the cause of the Allies. More
than 90 colleges and universities have
joined the Union.
The Royal Palace Hotel, 8 rue de
Richelieu was practically "requisition-
ed" and since Oct. 20, 1917, date of
its formal opening, it has accommo-
dated one hundred college men each7
day and has often had to turn away
prospective boarders owing to lack of
Prof. George H. Nettleton of Yale
university, was elected chairman,
while Dr. Paul Van Dyke of Princeton,
was prevailed upon to accept the dut-
ies of secretary.1
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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO
INSPECT OUR WORK.
"If on a dark and rainy night you
should walk on North Thayer street
between Huron and Ann streets you
would be convinced of the necessity of
installing a new walk of cement. After
a rain there are such puddles of water
that. a woman could not walk on this
street without getting her feet wet
unless she has arctics."
This is the vidid way that W. W.
Beman presented the deplorable con-
dition of the sidewalks on North Thay-
'er street to the council Monday eve-
ning. He leaves one question- side-
walks or arctics."
To meet a possible fuel shortage
next year, Chairman C. R. Henderson
of the fuel committee of the common
council, has recommended that the city
purchase a supply of 2,500 cords of
wood to be used for heating next wint-
er. He also recommended that the
Candies Make An Appropriate
Let us supply you in boxes or bulk,
at reasonable prices.
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Germany," at 7:30
in the School of Mus-
Y. W. C. A. cabinet will meet at 4
o'clock today in Barbour gymnasium.
MORTARBOARD SOCIETY MAY
JOIN NATIONAL ORGANIZATION
n get purchase slips for
at sale at 10 o'clock this
3arbour gymnasium. The
sold from 2 to 5 o'clock
noon at the Hill auditor,.
Mortarboard, senior honorary so-
ciety for women, will become a chart-
er member of a prospective national
organization if the other colleges and
universities interested will agree to
adopt the name of the Michigan so-
ciety. This condition was imposed t-
the committee on student affairs,
which is opposed to the idea of a
Greek letter name, advocated by
Swarthmore college and Syracuse.
These two institutions, with Cornell
university, Ohio State, and Michigan,
are promoting the movement. Actiont
was begun by Swarthmore, and the
representatives of the five organiza-
tiois met in a convention at Syracuse
on Feb. 22 and 23. Anita Kelly Rayns-
ford, '17, Michigan's representative,
was elected secretary.
An agreement could not be reached
at the time, as to the name to be used.
Ohio also has the name, Mortarboard,
and is willing to retain it. Swarth-
more and Syracuse desire to retain
Greek letters. Michigan is awaiting
their further action in the matter.
Princeton Gwfes 742 Men.
Princeton has at present 742 mer
in France, about 25 per cent of its
total roster. The proportion is be-
lieved practically to be the same with
Marvard and Yale. The remainder of
the five thousand men is made of
graduates and undergraduates from
Asked as to the relations between,
officers and privates in the American
army, who in their college days, be-
longed to the same class, were mem-
bers of the same fraternities and in
some cases even roommates, some of
whom had commissions in the service
while others were privates, Dr. Paul
Van Dyke said:
"The relations are very cordial, the
officers speak with pride of their men,
they seem to have a genuine affection
for them and it is not an uncommon
sight here in the Union to see cap-
tains, majors or even colonels con-
versing freely with privates who in
college days were their intimate
friends and fellow-memberb of the
Concerning this elimination of dis-
tinction between officers and privates
in Paris, he said:
"Don't you believe that because you
see in the rare cases officers and
soldiers chatting ,together as human
beings that the discipline Is less rigid
than that of the German army and that
the boys are not willing to fight for
their officers. It is the discipline of
affection and confidence in one anoth-
er rather than the whip of cringing
fear that is held over the head of the
German automation. There is no
chance of an American officer getting
a bullet in the back from one of his
men while I understand that such
cases have been known to occur among
Commenting on the clean-cut char-
acter of the American soldier in
France as seen in the reading room
of the American University Union, en-
gaged in reading American magazines
and other publications or playing
chess or other games, Dr. Van Dyke
"For every one of the boys who
might occasionally have imbibed too
much and behaved in an undig-
nified manner there are hundreds such
city add to that amount if the situa-
tion demands it. The council con-
curred in his recommendation. This
wood will be delivered in the fall in
allotments of six cords.
A dinner will be given this eve-
ning in the Y. M. C. A. building on
Fifth avenue in honor of City Engin-
eer Manley Osgood, who will leave. to-
morrow for Bristol, Pa., where he
will enter ship building work.
Twelve local men will leave Friday
for San Antonio, Texas, where they
will enter aviation service. The men
have been inducted in the service and
are skilled in automobile mechanics.
Efforts a E'being made to devise a
plan to supply drinking water to fam-
ilies in the city while the water prob-
lem is under consideration. Mayor E.
M. Wurster recommends that drinking
water from the wells of the city be
distributed at a noimnal cost. Vayor
Wurster has received offers from many
people granting the use of their wells
to the city.
Victor Records-for Marc
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"SEND THEM AWAY WITH A
SMILE," SAYS SCHIIUiANN-HEINK
1 game of the
be paid from 101
a the corridor
as these, but of course a black sheep
in a white flock-is more visible than
"This war is not going to be won
only by material and men, not only by
the armies in presence," he continued,
"but it is a war of peoples and every-
thing must be done to keep up the
morale of the civilians as well as that
of the military. It is up to us to be
modest, we are only amateurs in the
war, we have not proved ourselves
as yet and it is not time for us to
talk. We must await until we have
accomplished something and then we
may talk about it. This is the spirit
that we try to instill into the boys
and I must say that all of the former
university men now officers in the
army with which I have come in con-
tact feel the same.'
ONLY ONE STUDENT, A GERMAN
AFFECTED BY "WOMAN SPY BILL"
"Send them away with a smile," is'
the message Mme. Schumann-Heink is
giving to mothers everywhere. In -a
recent interview in Kansas City, she
"I am an American through and
through. I have four sons in the ser-
vice here. I also have a son who was
on a German submarine the last I
heard of him. He jolhed the German
navy in 1914, because he
thought his duty lay to the
country of his birth. I have
not had a line from him since we de--
clared war last April. My daughter
who lives in Germany writes: "For
mercy sakes help us, mother. We are
starving and we need you."
"In May I am going to France to.
sing and to do whatever else I can-
to bring the atmosphere of home to
my soldiers. I am not too old to dot
my bit." ,
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Chapman's, Jeweler. 113 S. Main.
Among the foreign women students
enrolled in the University, there is
only one, a German, who will be ef-
fected by "the woman spy bill" now
before Congress. The bill empowers
the president to deal with unnatural-.
ized women of hostile countries as it
does with the men, and will apply to
women 14 years and over.
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CITY HIGH SCHO6L STUDENTS
GIVE UP GERMAN FOR FRENCH
Students in the Ann Arbor public
schools seem to have put a voluntary
taboo on German according to statis-
tics regarding courses in the language
departments for the new semester.
In September there were only 32
students beginning German, and with
the spring term no course in beginnig
German is offered since there is only
one applicant for such work.
What the German department has
lost,- however, the French department
has gained. Since February, 38 stu-
dents have started the study of French.
Considering the whole year, 116 stu-
dents have begun the study of French
and only 32 the study of German.
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