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L. XXVIII. No. 145. ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1918. PRICE THREE CENTS
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* 9 o'clock in the morning until 5
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* tained from Mrs. Ella G. Heartt,
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* registration, 309 North Division
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FRENCH MORALE BETTER
SINCE Us Se ENTERED WAR
PROFESSOR FROM BORDEAUX
"The entrance into the war of the
United States with its inexhaustible
supply of men and natural resources,
has assured Victory, and buoyed up
the morale of the French people," said
Prof Charles Cestre, who holds the
professorship of English literature
at the University of Bordeaux in
France, in his lecture last night in
the Natural science department.
Prof. Cestre said that he believed
that the French have been able to
bear up under all this struggle because
of their patriotism, which he explain--
ed dates from the time of Charle-
magne, and which has been intensi-
fied by a closeness of thought and
feeling among ,the people, due to the
nearness of dangerous enemies.
Fight for Land
Also, the French peasant has a
personal attachment to the land on
which he lives, because his ancesters
for generations have tilled and im-
proved it, and hence they fight with
greater fury, to save it.
IN GERMAN CONTROL
Huns Penetrate Village of ,HallIes
Taking Possession of 1ill 8
North of Castel
(By Associated Press)
Berlin, April 26.-The German offi
cial communication issued here to-
"The attack by General von Arnims
against Mont Kemmel led to a com-
plete success. The height itself look-
ing far into the Flanders plain is in
"The French divisions entrusted
within the radius of the British
troops with the defense of Mont
JKemmel, and English troops ad-
joining them at Wytschaete and Dran-
outre, were thrown out of their posi-
French Open Counter-Attack
London, April 26.-The French have
counter-attacked Kemmel hill, and a
furious battle is raging, says a dis-
patch received from British head-
quarters in France.
Troops Retake Ground
Paris, April 26.-A counter-attack
against the German lines, from Vil-
lers-Bretonneux to south of the Luce,
were launched this morning by our
troops who succeeded in retaking a
large part of the ground which had
been lost in that region, says the ofUt-
cial statement issued by the war office.
Berlin, April 26.-"Enemy counter-
attacks against Mont Kemmel, and in
the fighting area south of Villers-
Bretonneux, failed with heavy losses,"
says the official statement issued by
the war office tonight.
"The more intellectual people have April 26.-Kemmel hill, a height
a similar feeling about the destruc- which has been looked upon as the
tion of the irreplaceable works of key to the south side of the Ypres
art products of French genius, salient, and one of the most important
which the Germans are destroying strategic positions on the northern bat-
merely to wound the pride of the tle front of France, has been taken
French people," he pointed out. by the Germans.
The loss of the hill, which is admit-
WAR PREPARES WAY FOR ted in a statement by General Rad-
DEMOCRACY DECLARES TAYLOR cliffe, chief director of military oper-
ation at the British war office, brings
Democracy can not be made safe in to the Allies a realization that Ypres
the world by armies, treaties, or na- position is imperiled from the German
tional agreements," said Dr. S. Earle drive northward.
Taylor, secretary of the centenary Launch Terrific Attacks
commission of the Methodist church, The Teutons launched terrifiic at-
in his lecture last night in Lane hall. tacks along the Wytschaete-Bailleul-
"War must come first, to prepare the Meteren line Wednesday. They hurled
way," he continued, "then must come fresh divisions against the French and
the great brotherhood of Chrsitianity British until at nightfall Thursday
to take up the work and carry it to they had surrounded Kemmel hill and
its grand end." isolated the French troops holding the
Dr. Taylor in his lecture Thursday position. All night long the fight
night discussed the horrible condi- went on, and it was not until Friday
tions existing atnore the people of that the Germans succeeded in storm-
several foreign countries Inhis lec- ing up the slopes of the height.
ture last night he described the man= ' -- 'e loss of Kemmel hill is serious,
ner in which the Methodist mision, and tI erman success cuts a deep
and other missions as well, were im- notch in the alliedn r, -thwest of.
proving these conditions in providing Ypres, and completely outflanks ett
schools, hospitals, and spreading British on the northern slopes of
Christianity among the people. puy pextu 8'ea eaiwA. uaop 'sepoj1
IMPORTANCE OF NILE RIVER Allies Plan Counter-Attack
TOLD TO COSMOPOLITAN CLUB So important is the possession of
Kemmel hill that the Allies may
The tremendous importance of the launch a counter attack to capture it.
'Nile in Egyptian agriculture and com- The latest reports from the scene
merce was emphasized by Prof. of the battle are that the Germans are
Clarence T. Johnson, of the survey- attacking on a line from La Clytte to
ing department, in a lecture given last the Ypres-Comines canal.
night to the Cosmopolitan club at the . The evident purpose of this attack
Unitarian church. is to roll up the Allied positions south
Professor Johnston indicated that of Ypres, and force a retirement.
if the pyramids were placed on the Huns Penetrate Hallies Village
campus with one corner at the Engi- At other points along the battle-line
neering arch, the base would extend the Germans have made important
to Tappan hall, thence to the fire sta- gains. At Villers-BretonneuN the
tion, again to the medical building, British have held their lines, but Han-
and back to the arch, it's height being gard is apparently still in German
four times as great as the campus hands.
flag .pole. Immediately north of Castel the Ger-
The lecture was followed by a brief mans have penetrated the village of
business session of the club, after Hailles, and are in posession of Hill
which lo.1,+ rnFaiamante. .'war ackwvarlna