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May 04, 1918 - Image 5

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's will again be restored
tsumption of m~sats and
ally reduced, according
i from Washington by
,rator Hoover.
) make both ends meet,"
3r, "we- must have furth-
If the public will con-
sus elimination of waste
;her economize by re-
ties prepared for each
nds of meats and 'pout-
Ly beef, and will restrict
~s accordingly, the food
hopes that the neces-
an be maintained."

meat and meat
.t to the United
Allies every
re found it nec-
:he consumption
o an average of
week for a per-
shipments. In
Lion is almost
pounds a week
the shortage of
ionths has been



been made for
a by expansion

of other

E~dtor. The Michigan Daily:
It is now about -nine years since the
University of Michigan biological sta-
tion came into existence, and yet after
this lapse of time a considerable pro-
portion of the University community
does not know that the station ex-
ists, what it aims to do, or who
is eligible to make use of its priv-
ileges. To make known son'e of these
facts is the purpose of this letter.
A biological station for the purpose
of teaching and investigation was au-
thorized by the Board of Regents ini
1909, ~nd was located on a 'tract of
land on - the shores of Douglas lake,
in the northern part -of the southern
peninsula of Michigan. The tract
was j>urchased primarily as a site for
the Engineering station but has prov-
ed to be satisfactory for a biological
Log Cabin First
The station at first occupied for a
laboratory a single log cabin, the re-
mains of a logging camp of earlier
days. Later a- tent laboratory was
added, then another log building was
fitted up, an aquarium shelter built
and in 1914, a new metal covered
building was erected. Since 1913 the
station has maintained its own mess,
separate from the engineers, whose
camp is only a third of a mile away.
From the beginning members of the
teaching staff and qualified students
have been engaged as far as time and
strength permitted in investigating the
animal and plant resources of the
region. By this time a considerable
number of papers based wholly, or
in part, on work, done at the station
have been published, while many oth-
er investigations are in progress. But
instruction in the classification, natur-
al history and ecology of animals and
plants has been the chief business of
the instructional force.. Classes are
usually limited to 12. A large share
of the class work. is done in the field
by means of field trips, which may re-
quire from one hour to one day, and
rarely a class makes such an extend-
ed trip that it is necessary to stay
over night in a neighboring town. On
all day trips food, both cooked and
uncooked, is taken along, and the
noonday meal 'is prepared and eaten
about the campO firea
The schedule is such that there is
no hurrying to camp to meet anoth-
er class, for no student can carry two
courses on the. same day, since all
coursqs are in session not for one or
two hours, but for the day. The stu-
dent is thus permitted to do work
which -'for character, quality, and
quantity could not be duplicated in
any institution run on a university
schedule. Students are brought into
intimate acquainta'nce with living
plants and animals; how they live;
why they live where they do; and
their inter-relations. A single course,
viz.: Plant anatomy is conducted sole-
ly in the laboratory, but in such a way
as to point out how plant structures
relate plants to their environment.
Prerequisites Necessar
Any student, of this or any other


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The Custon



ctures 'a sandwich,
to Webster's view, MRS. ROY II BELL, 'ii, DIES
E bread. This has
to us as a juatter Mrs. Roy, H. Bell, '11, known to a
t there is anything large number of people in Ann Arbor
ns, t iswar. as Milla Pembertol) Morton, died
sat pise shor. Thursday at her home in Poland, of
any change nhoicd tuberculosis.
anyich tat istser- Mr's. Bell was 32 years of age, and
propoedb th t er the daughter of the late Mrs. Flora
Teiroieerpyrth Morton of Ann Abbor. She graduated
in thie oftwarris from the Ann Arbor high school in
eatim or hees on 1907, and from the literary college of
eat or hee e o p.the University in 1911. . .
se t ft.The body will be taken to Detreit
________. today for cremation, and on the way
from Poland, will pass through Ann
AUTHORIZES 'Arbor at 11 o'clock. A number of
WQODEN SHIPS Ann Arbor friends have arranged to
- meet the funeral party at the station. I






A special police officer has been de-
tailed to prevent further dlepredations
to war gardens, by chickens and dogs
running at large'.
Owing to the complaints the police
have been receiving daily, they have
found. it necessary to detail an officer1
to see that the practice be discontin-
ued. He has been instructed to
"arrest" all chickens and dogs found
at large.
This action is in accordance with a
request issued by Federal Food Ad-
ministrator Prescott a few days ago,
for police, to prevent damage to war
gardens by animals, because of the
extreme need of crops this year.

college, who has had a year's work
of college or university grade in zoo-
logy or botany, or biology, or in any
combination of these subjects, may
register for work at the station. The
station does not offer courses in be-
ginning zoology or botany, although
there are certaiii courses which 'might
be elected by a student who has not
had foundation work in one of these


The student nt
a zoologist or a
learn much cso


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