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testing armies, two new developments
stand out. The first is that the
French, over a front of six miles, have
driven into the German lines along
the southern side of the salient es-
'tablished by the Teutonic drive. The
other is, that the Germans have be-
gun new operations to the east of 'Ar-
ras. This may be a start to widen the
!area of battle to the northward.
Await Counter Attack
At the present moment the Allied
world Is IQoking anxiously for news
'of the success of the' rench thrust
into the flank of the German forces.
on of Noyon
ch has been
e days. Pro-
iingr at the
a by the French foi
ance into the Germ;
off the Teutons
r tip of the "plow s
them to retreat
menace to their
Detroit, March 28.-Fire of undeter-
mined origin tonight destroyed the
four-story building and stock of Arm-
strong & Graham, leather goods manu-
facturers, and also dagmaged the build-
ing and stock of a wholesale paper
The buildings are situated in the
lower downtown districts and the fire
was discovered by members of the
'state constabulary patrolling the river
front district. The report is that the
windows on one side of the Armstrong
& Graham building suddenly blew out
as if from an explosion within.
The leather goods concern is un-
derstood to have been engaged on war
contracts. Included in the destroyed
stock were 24,00 sets of harness. It is
estimated the loss will exceed $400,-
4NCOME TAX RETURNS MUST BE
FILED BEFORE SUNDAY, MAR. 81
All income tax returns must be filed
within the next two days.
.Any person subject to tax on in-
come who fails to file by March 31,
*will be liable to a fine of from $20 to
$1,000, besides a 50 per cent addition
to the tax due. Heavy punishment
awaits those who make false returns.
Every unmarried person whose net
income reached $1,000 last year, and
who is not supporting one or more
persons closely connected with him
by blood, marriage, or adoption, must
make a statement of their inc'me to
If married or supporting a family,
it is necessary to make a return for
income amounting to $2,000 a year or
more. This applies to salaried men,
wage earners, farmers, merchants,
professional men, tradesmen, and
According to the local internal rev-
enue expert, Mr. Otto E. Haab, many+
people have been waiting for the
last moment to file their returns.
However most of the people of Ann
Arbor have inquired as to the form of
the statement, and the deductions to
be made. Those in doubt as to wheth-
er they must file a return, are advised
to visit Mr. Haab at once. He will
not only give information but will as-
sist in making out the return.
WHAT'S GOING ON
9 o'clock-General session of the
Michigan Schoolmasters' club in Uni- !
11 oWlock-Fresh law meeting in
room F of the Law building.
12:35 o'clock-Lenten services at
444 South State street.
1:30 o'clock-General session of the
Michigan Academy of Science in room
B-207, Natural Science building.
3 o'clock-War lecture by Mrs.
Mary M. Needham, in Natural Science
auditorium. Illustrated with moition
3:45 o'clock-Prof. J. J. Winter
speaks in Alumni Memorial hall on
"Ancient Illustrations of the Homeric
4 o'clock-Good Friday service at
'the Congregational church.
4:15 o'clock-Joint meeting of the
conferences of the Michigan School-
masters' club in the high school aud-
6 o'clock-Hillsdale college banquet
.at the Arcade cafeteria.
7 o'clock-Alpha Nu banquet at Cat-
7:30 o'clock - Cosmopolitan club
meeting in room 301, University hall.
8 o'clock-Good Friday cantata at
the St. Andrew's Episcopal church.
8 o'clock-April Fool's party at the
8 o'clock-Craftsman club meets at -
the Masonic temple.-
8 o'clock--Prof. R. F. Briggs, of Ohio
State university, speaks in Hill aud- &
itorium on "Katmai and the Ten
8 o'clock-Social at the Baptist G.
12 o'clock-Alumnae banquet in
12:35 o'clock-Lenten services at
+444 South State street.
7 o'clock-Upper Room Bible class
meets at 444 South State street.
+ 7:45 o'clock-Samuel N. Harper lec-
tures in Sarah Caswell Angell hall on
"The Russian Revolution."
t 9 o'clock-Membership dance at the
Craftsmen Club Meets Tonight
The Craftsmen club will hold a
meeting at 8:00 o'clock this evening
in the Masonic temple: Work will be
done in the third degree and for the
or pause, until
further advance by the French
ht easily overturn the whole plan
he Germans and bring about a new
se of battle in which the Allies
ild strike hard along the front and
pel the Germans to relinquish
r dearly fought conquest.
Berlin Admits Losses
erlin admits that the losses have
i very heavy. The casualties are
rred to as "normal." It is ad-
ed that at certain points the losses
e been greater but it is pointed out
the proportion of slightly wound-
ave been in the fighting
witted themselves nobly.
)n Paris state that they
praise of the French of-
r conduct in the midst
battle. It is said that
isions are among the
the "strategic reserve"
armies. If that is the.
bable they were in the
Noyon yesterday and
French the burden of
the German lines.
Naval Officers Praise Great Lakes
Great Lakes, Ill., March 28.-Naval
officers representing the fleet compli-
'H vented Capt. William A. Moffett, com-
mandant, and his aides at the Great
at 'Lakes Naval Training station on Tues-
in ay after a review and inspection of
a- the 26,000 jackies there. It was one
he of the finest spectacles they had ever
U. S. Exports Decrease in Februar,
Washington, March 28.-Americas
exports for February totaled $412,
000,000, as compared with $505,000,
000 for January according to a state
ment issued today/by the Bureau b
Foreign and Domestic Commerce, De
partment of Commerce. Exports fc
the eight months ended with Febri
ary were valued at $3,857,000,000 a
against $4,083,000,000 for the corres
ponding period of the previous yea
Gold imports in February amounte
to $2,500,000, against $4,400,00 in Jan
uary, and gold exports are given a
$5,000,000, against the $3,700,000 th
lines, but was,
who are de-
him from the
1 an opportun-
to escape to
r says he is in
It is recalled
"We will return to the fleet with a
message of praise for the things
which are being accomplished at Great
'Lakes," said Capt. Carlo B. Brittain,
senior officer of the group. "The sta-
tion has become a great training in-
stitution since the war."
Capt. 0. P. Jackson, chief of staff
to the commander in chief, said the
station stood as a tribute to Capt. Mof-
fett's executive ability.
To Represent American Labor Abroad
New York, March 28. - To make
known to British and French labor the
position of labor in the United States
with regard to the war, a delegation
of nine American labor leaders, with
credentials of the American Federation
of Labor, will sail shortly for Eng-
land and France.
This was announced late today by
the American alliance for labor and
democracy, of which Samuel Gompers
Minnesota Has Orlginal Novies
Minneapolis, Minn., March 28. -
Moving pictures, a take-off on campus
life at the University of Minnesota,
will be a feature at the campus fete
which is to take place in the near fu-
ture. The play will be entirely the
production of the sophomores, who
are the only ones allowed to take part.
The name of the movie is "Sophia
Dancing Friday and Saturday nights
at the Armory.-Adv.
GEORGE J. BI
220 Chapin Street
rnemer, whom army records
with having brought down 53
an machines, was reported last
mber as having been killed in a
with German aviators near
appelle. A German airman tak-
isoner by Canadians told this
Subsequent reports had him
1 at various .places, including
appelle and Brussells, each time
enemy honors. So convinced
some of his associates that he
ead that they held memorial ser-
for him last November.
State Seniors Have War Fund
.mbus, Ohio, March 28.- Sen-
t Ohio State university have de-
that their memorial this year
be a fund for war relief. The
prefers to contribute to some dis-
ve work rather than a general
such as the American Red Cross
Y. M. C. A.
America to Receive is New Steamers
Washington, March 28.- Under the
agreement between the United States
and Japanese shipbuilders, 12 big
steamers of about deadweight cap-
acity soon will be brought under the
American flag in return for supplies
of steel. In making this announce-
ment tonight the war trade board let
it be known that negotiations are in
progress for 200,000 tons of new con-
struction by Japanese builders.
Marine Corps Resumes Recruiting
Washington, D. C., March 28.-Offi-
cers in charge of marine corps re-
cruiting stations have been ordered t9
resume recruiting on April 1. A lira
it of 2,000 new recruits a month will
be maintained until additional train-
ing facilities become available through
'the transfer of organizations for for-
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