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. No. 133.




tstria Will Enforce Peace By Moral
Right. and Physical Strength-
Says Diplomat
Washington, March 3.--American
vernment officials and the Entente
ibassies saw another Teutonic
ace offensive today In the reported
eech of Count Czernin, the Austro-
nigarian foreign minister, declar-
g that negotiations- for peace were
arly made between the Austrian
d the Allied governments.
The move, evidently conceived in
rmany, he said was made just as
on as it became certain that the Ger-
pm drive in the west had failed of
purpose and was Intended to bring
cord among the Allied powers and
cause discontent among their peo-
Officials and members of the diplo-
tic corps were unanimous in their
clarations that Czernin's statements
d no basis of fact. They thought that1
peace suggestion coming from the
utonic powers would be given con-
eration at this time.
.Akster4am, April 3.-Count Czer-
a, the -Austro-Hungarian foreign
nister, addressing a delegation in
e Vienna city council which met on
esday, said:
'Some time before the western of-
isive began, M. Clemenceau ad-
essed an inquiry to me, whether,
1 upon what basis, I was prepared
negotiate. In an agreement with
rlin, I immediately replied that I
s prepared to "negotiate and that
far as France was concerned the
ly obstacle in the way of peace was
e French desire for Alsace-Lorraine.
"The reply from Paris was that it
s impossible to negotiate on this

Washington, April 3.-A general in-
crease in the size of- all ships built
hereafter, was ordered today by the
shipping board. The tonnage of ex-
perimental concrete ships was in-
creasd to 7,500 tons and construction
of three more at San Francisco was
Wooden ships hereafter will be 5,-
000 tons instead of 3,500 tons. Steel
ships built on the Great Lakes will
be 5,500 tons. The construction of a
10,000 ton steel vessel on the Lakes,
which would be brought through the
Welland canal to the sea by cutting her
in too and turning her over on her
side, is under consideration.
The more economical operation of
large ships was the deciding factor in
making the change.
Junior Civil Engineers Will Meet
Plans for this summer's work at
Camp Davis will be discussed at 7:30-2
tonight at a smoker to be given by
the junior civil engineers in the En-
gineering society rooms.
Prof. Clarence T. Johnston, direct-
or of Camp Davis, will address the
men on the program of work which
will be carried on at the camp this
Dust Is Cause of
Student Epidemic
Large clouds which have been
blown about the city for the last week
or so are no doubt responsible for the
present epidemic of grippe among the
students," said Dr. J. A. Wessinger,
city health officer, yesterday. "During
the winter a great amount of dust col-
lects and the good weather that we
had in March has dried this up and
the wind has scattered it in large
clouds over the city. The grippe
germ is distributed in this way." Dr.
Wessinger said that little can be done
to stop the epidemic except by the
covering of coughs and sneezes and
isolating all cases. The epidemic
seems to be spread all over the coun-
try. The disease is rarely fatal. Only
when the grippe germ reaches the
brain and causes inflamnation it is
About 100 senior - engineers and
architects will spend several days at
Camp Custer, shortly after the holi-
days, as the guests of Col. W. G.
Caples and the 310th engineers.
Fifteen members of the engineering
faculty will accompany the grup,
which will be composed chiefly of
those students who are taking cours-,
es in military engineering. Sanitary
engineers will be given an opportun-
ity to inspect Custer's extensive san-
itary system, while architects will
study the new types of cantonment
buildings that have been recently de-
British Praise American Aviators
London, April 3.-The British war
office pays a high compliment to Am-
erican airmen, in the official state-
ment issued tonight on aerial opera-
"During the last fortnight of in-
tense fighting in the air," says the
statement, "the assistance rendered by

the personnel of the American.air ser-
vice attached to the royal air service
has been invaluable."
Asks to Be Given Early Service
Leonard V. Henry appeared before
the draft board Tuesday afternoon,
and asked to be inducted into the ser-
vice at once. "My blood is boiling,"
said Henry, "The longer I stay away,
the madder I get." In a few minutes
Henry's papers had been drawn up
and transportation to Camp Custer
was provided for.
British Submarine Losses Decrease
London, April 3.-There was a sud-
den and marked decrease In the losses
to British shipping through mine or
submarines in the past week. The ad-
miralty reports that only six British'
merchantment of 600 tons or over, and
seven under that tonnage, were sunk

L L. Lenroot Wins Senatorship
Milwaukee, April 3.-Congressman Irving L. Lenroot republican
of Superior, has been elected United States senator to succeed the
late Paul Husting, having defeated Joseph E. Davies, democrat, in
yesterday's election. Incomplete returns estimate that he won by a
majority estimated at more than 10,000. Victor L. Berger, socialist,
ran third, approximately 35,000 behind Davies.
The approximate vote, indicated by returns received up to to-
night, gives Lenroot, 143,000; Davies, 133,000, and Berger, 97,000.

there was no choice

"We are fighting together for the
defense of Austro-Hungary and Ger-
many. The aspirations of France and
Italy are utopias which will be ter-
ribly avenged.
"Come what may we shall not sac-
rifice Germany's interest any more
than she will leave us in the lurch."
ie added that Austro-Hungary did
not intend to go begging for peace,
"but to enforce it by a moral right
and physical strength."
Under direction of Warren H. Town-
send the cast of the Comedy club pro-
duction, "Miss Hobbs," is working
daily to put a polish on the light com-
edy which it is hoped will make it
compare favorably with many of the
professional companies playing in Ann
Arbor when it appears April 19 at the
Majestic theater. Mr. Townsend was
on the professional stage for five
years with New York companies, and
has had much experience in present-
ing plays. The majority of the Com-
edy club players have also been in
previous productions on the campus
and elsewhere..
In order to round out the perform-,
ance and make it artistic, special
scenery is being painted by a Detroit
firm. Particular attention is being
paid also to the properties, and they
will be thoroughly in harmony with
the balance of the production. It is
not planned to make any profit on
the play, according to an officer of the
club, but merely to clear expenses. All
the funds taken in are to be used to
'nake the play as successful artisti-
cally as is possible.
English Destroyer Sinks in Collision
Ipondop, April 3.-An English tor-
pedo boat destroyer was sunk here
April 1, as a result of a collision,, ac-

Washington, April 3.-In record
breaking time the senate late today
passed the new Liberty Loan bill au-
thorizing $4,500,000,000 more war
bonds, additional loans of $1,500,000,-
000 to the Allies, and an increase of
treasury indebted certificates from
$4,000,000,000 to $8,000,000,000. The
measure has already been passed the
house, and slight differences will be
adjusted in conferences.
It was approved by the senate with-
out roll call in less than an hour's
debate, all important provisions of
the House measure was retained. All
congressional leaders agree that the
bill must be law before the new Lib-
erty Loan campaign begins Saturday
and it is hoped to send the measure to
th president tomorrow.
Mrs. George B. Rhead will be the
piano soloist with the University
Symphony orchestra in the last twi-
light concert to be held at 4:15 o'clock
this afternoon in Hill auditorium.
The program will consist 'of the
"Pathetique Concerto," by Liszt, and
Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony," in
four movements.
The personnel of the orchestra Is
as follows: First violins, A. J. Whit-
mire, Mrs. S. P. Lockwood, Lucy Can-
non, '18; M. Luskin, Ethel Kennedy,
J. Neuss, '21; Grace Albracht, '21; H.
Altwater, '20; Dorothy Haymaker, A.
M. Yeager, '21; F. L. Puvogel, '20, and
N. C. Roegner, '20E.
Second violins, H. S. Liddell, N. All-
mendinger, Neva Nelson, '21; J. Sil-
havy, Mildred Sutton, D. C. Mervis,
'21; J. H. Lyons, '20; W. F. Tschae-
che, '20E; C. Rhodes, '20; M. Wruble,
'21; L. W. Kerlekowske, '21, and V.
Violas, E. A. Schaeberle, W. Wilson,
J. C. Post, '21; and M. C. Shewcraft.
Violincellos, M. W. Kann, '20, and C.
G. Greene, '18. Bass, D. E. White,and
D. M. Teel, spec. Flutes, H. V. Pricha,
'19, and Mrs. F. L. Schneider. Oboes, H.
R. Evans, and L. J. Porter, '18D.
Clarinets, N. D. Falcone, and H. S.
Sherman, '21E. Bassoons, E. H.
Wirth, '18D, and R. Inskip. Horns,
E. E. Watson, grad., and N. A. Lange,
grad. Cornets, J. L. Lundberg, '18D,
and D. C. Arner. Trombones, N. W.
Eddy, '19; J. D. Brown, '21E; and H.
C. Seeley, '21E. Tuba, H. S. Hodge,
'20. Timpani, Albert Lockwood. Per-
cussion, D. E. Rhodes.
Sophomores won the gymnasium
loving cup yesterday afternoon in
Barbour gymnasium as a reward for
,he best work in the sophomore and
freshmen contests. Contests in the
rope and window ladders, in the swing
jump, in hand traveling for freshmen
against rotary traveling for the soph-
omore class, in the face vault of the
freshmen in opposition to the oblique
vault, and in the fence vault of the
freshmen against the somersaults of
the sophomores, composed the pro-
gram of the day.
Jeannette Sudaw, '20, was the best
all-around athlete in the meet. This
honor brought her five athletic points.
The second place was shared by Mar-

ion Christiancy, '20, and Dorothy Wil-
liams, '20, who both reecived points.
Because of the tie for second place no
points were given for apparatus work.


"It is the duty of every Michigan
man to earn enough during the East-
er vaction to make his first payment
on a Liberty Loan bond," Prof. Clyde
E. Wilson of the engineering college,
director of the student canvass for
men, declared yesterday.
Men Should Be Ready
Professor Wilson again emphasized
the statement he made on March 15
to the effect that no alibi would be ac-
cepted from anyone refusing to invest
in the next bond issue. "Every stu-
dent should make up his mind, be-
fore leaving for his vacation, that he
is going to be prepared to financially
assist in the campaign upon his re-
turn," he said. "This is a time when
every man and woman worthy of the
name American must make some sac-
rifice for the country. Surely, we can
all give up some of our pleasure and
help promote the cause of this war."
The campus quota will be fixed as
soon as the city's share in the loan is
announced. Student teams will be
chosen today, and the members will
be instructed in their work so that
they may be prepared to canvass the
campus immediately after the re-open-
ing of school on April 16.
War Meetings Held
Gatherings, known as "Win the
War" meetings, are being held thor-
oughout the state of Michigan as a
part of the educational campaign. -In
referring to the drive in this state, Mr.
F. R. Fenton, director of sales-for
Michigan, said: "The time for pussy-
footing is past, and a spade is going
to be called such hereafter, not refer-
red to as a garden utensil. When we
get through the Loan drive we will
have the people of Michigan classified,
with only two rows for them to stand
in: Those who are for this country
and those who are against it, the
blue card designating the first class,
and the yellow card the other fellows.
From indications shown at the dozen
or so meetings I attended last week,
there will be a limited use of the yel-
low cards."
In yesterday's Liberty Loan story
the name Robert T. Munroe, '18, was
erroneously included in the list of
campus team lieutenants. Raymond
A. Munro, '19E, is the lieutenant ap-
Death claimed its second student
victim of the year early yesterday
morning when Hazen P. Gwinn, '21D,
died -of inflammation of the brain, at
the University hospital. Gwinn con-
tracted grippe, which has been
spreading with great rapidity on the
campus, and for the last few days had
been attending his classes as usual.
He became worse Monday night and
was sent to the hospital Tuesday
morning. It was found that the
grippe had developed into inflamma-
tion of the brain.
Cigaret Seller Fined for Offense
Steve Brousalis,, proprietor of the
Greek coffee house on Broadway, was
fined $5 and costs for selling cigar-
ets -to small boys. Complaint was
entered by Mrs. Maria Peel, whose
duty it is to look after the morals of
the boys and girls of Ann Arbor. Mrs.
Peel that that this should be a warn-
ing to other dealers who are selling
tobacco to minors. An effort will be
made to punish all violators of this



More votes were cast at the annual
elections held by the women's cam-
pus organizations on Tuesday than
have ever been recorded in the past.
Nearly 300 women's league members
took part in the election of next
year's officers. The numbers were
correspondingly large for the other
two associations.
The following officers are announc-
ed for the Women's league: Doris
McDonald, '19, president; Emily Pow-
ell, 19, vice-president; Katherine
Kilpatrick, '19, recording secretary;
Lois DeVries, '21, corresponding sec-
retary Marguerite Chapin, '19, treas-
urer Lucile Duff, '19, senior direc-
tor; Alice Comstock, '20, and Ruth
Jennings, '20, junior directors ; and
Helen Master, '21, sophomore direc-
Y. W. C. A. officers will be: Emily
Loman, '19, president; Hazel Beck-
with, '19, vice-president; Margaret At-
kinson, '19, secretary; and Kathryn'
Glass,; '20, treasurer.
The Women's Athletic association el-
ected as follows: Jane Duemling, '19,
president; Dorothy Williams, '19, vice-
president; Phyllis Wiley, '21, secre-
tary; Lucy Huffman, '20, treasurer;
Marcia Pinkerton, '19, senior repre-
'sentative; Laura Peacock, '20, junior
representative; and Alice Hinkson, '21,
sophomore representative.
Kiddies Are True
War Enthusiasts
The kiddies of Ann Arbor are tak-
ing to military drill,
Just at 4 o'clock, when the last call
Is sounded for Michigan's cadet corps,
these little fellows fall in beside the
company they admire most. Patiently
they wait until the long roll call is
over, and, when the men go swinging
off for Ferry field, they, too, three or
four to each company, march with
them, striving with all their might to
keep step with their big "pals."
Onto Ferry field they swarm, with
the companies to which they have at-
tached themselves, and there the small
sons of Ann Arbor amuse themselves
with play until the return of their
soldier-boy friends to their homes.
Sometimes, on the way back, a cadet
will entrust his rifle to the little fel-
low trudging so seriously at his side
and the latter will bear it part of the
way up the hill, panting under the
weight of the heavy load he is carry-
ing until it is taken away from him,
but knowing that the eyes of all his
fellow playmates are fixed unon him
with envy.
Oftimes a little girl, playing on the
street with some of her friends, will
detach herself from them, and, a lit-
tle bolder than the rest, will walk with
her boy comrades beside the marching
columns in true Molly Pitcher spirit,
a loyall member of the American Bat-
talion of Death.
Prof. H. C. Anderson of the engin-
eering college, told of the great dev-
elopment of the mechanical engineer-
ing profession during the past few
;years before the freshman engineers
at their assembly yesterday morning.
"In 1899, I saw what was then the
largest electric generator in exist-
ence," said Professor Anderson. "This
machine was no enormous that it had
to be built in an especially construct-
ed shop, as there was not room
enough in the former machine shop to

assemble it. Thegenerator stood 45
feet high and covered a correspond-
ingly great floor space. That was- in
1899. Recently I had the opportunity
to inspect a new generator, the lat-
est product of the mechanical engin-
eer, which produced 10 times the pow-
er of the old type and occupied but
one-tenth the space."
Professor-Emeritus Davis Will Speak
Professor-Emeritus Joseph E. Da-,
vis, for years professor of geodesy
and surveying at the University, and
for whom Camp Davis was named, will
arrive in Ann Arbor this morning to
-address a meeting of the Ann Arbor
Rotary club to be held at the Union.
The Daily yesterday failed to con-
tain the results of the annual wo-
men's campus elections. The story
was in the office, but was lost before
reaching the printers. The story is
being published this morning.


Bad Weather

(By Associated Press)
With the American army in France
April 3.-American troops on a cer
tain sector, other than the region o
Toul, have been subjected to an ex
traordinary heavy gas attack.
The attack began last night and con
tinued at intervals until this morning
Mingled with the gas projectiles sen
over by the Germans, were high ex
plosive shells.
Berlin, via London, April 3.-- Ger
man troops yesterday captured .th
heights southwest of Moreuil and th
Somme front, the German genera
staff announced today. A night figh
by British troops against Ayette wa
repulsed by a counter attack. Th
British attacked with strong force
between the Marchelcave and th
Luce, the statement adds, but the
were driven back with heavy losses.
Paris, April 3.-The war office an
nouncement says:
"There were no infantry actions dur
lug the day. Quite violent artiller
fighting was maintained in the re
gion north of Mondidier, especially be
tween Denain and Handard-en-San
tirre. It was quiet elsewhere.
Although the fighting activitle
along the entire frontage in the ne
Somme offensive remains slight, ther
still prevails a feeling that battle
on a large scale will begin soon. Th
allied troops, after the respite of sev
eral days, are strongly arrayed i:
battle formation, and eager to tes
their strength against that of th
Big Guns Start
From the Somme to the Oise rive
along that portion of the battle lin
which bulges out toward Amiens, AilI
and Breteuil, the big guns of the o-
posing side have began duels of grea
proportions, and it is not unreason
able to assume that either side, a
any moment, may take the offensiv
with their infantry in the resum;
tion of a battle which ranks amon
the greatest the world has ever see
Fighting Less Sanguinary
Since the beginning of the preset
week there has been no marked chang
in the alignment of the opposin
sides from Arras southward to Chat
ny.- The fighting has lacked the san
guinary character of the previous day
owingprobably to the extremely ba
weather conditions.' Neither the Ge
mans nor the Allies have been idl
however, for daily there has been g
ing on in reinforcement of strategi
positions, both in man and gun po
er for the coming engagement, upo
which it is conceded, so much depend
for the victors.
In the vicinity of Lens, artiller
duels of intensity have been revive
on-some sectors, and in Belgium a
various points, reciprocral shellin
continues.. In both of these region
however, the infantry has kept to tb
trenches, except for patrols for recor
noitering purposes.
Italian Front Clouded in Mystery
In the Italian theater there still i
no indication of when the expecte
big battle between the Italians and ti
Teutonic allies will burst, but dal
there is increasing activity all alon
the front.
- Airmen Active
Along the various fronts the airme
of both sides are keeping up their i
tensive activity, bombing positions be
hind the lines, searching out troc
and transport moyements and enga
ing in aerial combats. The Frenc
war office reports more than 13 tot

of projectiles having been dropped o
German railways and cantonments a
Ham, Chauny, and Noyon, and also I
the region of Rove on the Arras fron

Slackens Fighting
Big Guns Still

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