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Frank Bacon, '02, is now enrolling
students in the United States boys'
working reserve, at the Union.
Men from 16 to 21 years of age are
eligible to enlist for farm work during
the summer vacation. They will help
the farmer gather his crops and will
assist in general farm labor.
The purpose of enlisting boys for
this work is outlined in the following
statement issued recently by Hon.
Woodbridge N. Ferris, ex-governor of
"The United States boys' working
reserve can be made an exceedingly
valuable organization. The boys
should clearly understand that they
are enlisting to do war service. They
are to have the same regard for com-
mands that soldiers have. They must
entertain the notion that they are not
going out on the farms for a play
spell, but to enter actual service and to
endure some hardships.
Is Serious Undertaking
"The truth of the matter is that
work on a farm, like fighting i the
trenches, is a serious undertaking and
requires real backbone. A soldier can-
not expect to have the same pleasant
surroundings in war that he has in a
steam-heated house. Furthermore, he
cannot expect that his bill of fare is
going to consist of dainties. On the'
farm the boys will have plain whole-
some food.
Valuable Training
"Two or three months on a farm will
be worth a year of ordinary school
training,from the standpoint of devel-
oping manhood. The most important
influences in my education were gain-
ed on the farm. It was there that I
learned to get up in the morning
whether I wanted to or not. It was
there that I learned to do many kinds-
of work that I did not like. It was
there, too, that I learned to get joy
out of homely activities.
"The mysteries of the farm are com-
paratively few, and boys who have a
real inclination to work will, in a few
days, be able to render invaluable
service to the farmer.
"I consider this the greatest oppor-
tunity that has ever been offered to
the boys of this country."
Mr. Bacon, as enrolling officer for
Washtenaw county, will be glad to
give further information to students
interested in this project.
.ris is Still Gayd
Says R. Loveland


Spencer T. Alden, ex-'17E, and gra-
duate of Cornell, was reported killed
Sunday, when a naval airplane in
which he was flying Saturday fell
500 feet into the South bay, near Bay
Shore, New York.
Alden was an ensign, and enlisted
last year in the submarine chasers
branch of the navy, being stationed at
Newport. He was later transferred
to the naval aviation section.
According to word received by his
fraternity brothers here, his mother
and father were at Bay Shore at the
time of the accident, having gone
there to visit him. His home was in
Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Alden was a member of the Sigma
Nu fraternity.
General Orders, No. 8
1. The following schedule of in-
struction is published for the informa-
tion of all concerned:
Monday: First battalion, First regi-
ment, athletic drill under Dr. May;
second battalion, First regiment, man-
ual of arms by company; first battal-
ion, Second regiment, battalion drill,
Lieutenant Williams; second battalion,
Second regiment, battalion drill, Lieu-
tenant Mullen.
Tuesday: First battalion, Second reg-
iment; athletic drill under Dr. May;
second battalion, Second regiment,
manual of arms by company; first bat-
talion, First regiment, battalion drill,
Lieutenant Williams; second battal-
ion, First regiment, battalion drill,
Lieutenant Mullen.
Wednesday: Lecture by member of
faculty in Hill auditorium.
Thursday:, First battalion, First"
regiment, manual of arms by company;
second battalion, First regiment, ath
letic drill under Dr. May; first bat-
talion, Second regiment, battalion
drill, Lieutenant Williams; second bat-
talion, Second reigment, battalion drill,
Lieutenant Mullen.
Friday: First battalion, Second reg-
iment, manual of arms by company;
second battalion, Second regiment,
athletic drill under Dr. May; first bat-
talion, First regiment, battalion drill,
Lieutenant Williams; second battalion
First regiment, battalion drill under
Lieutenant Mullen.
1st. Lt., P.S., retired, Adjutant.
George Brophy, ex 19, a ,company
commander at the Great Lakes train-
ing station, returned to the camp Mon-
day after spending the week-end in
Ann Arbor. Brophy is associate ed-
itor of the "Radio Spark," a bi-month-
ly publication, at the training station.
He was a night editor on The Michigan
Daily staff while in the University.;
No more men will be taken for the
United States naval reserves station-
ed at Detroit, according to advices re-
ceived here yesterday. It is probable
that a number of students will be de-
sired before the end of the semester,
when a number of new boats will be
placed in commission. Additional in-
formation about this branch of the ser-
vice can be obtained from Robert
Grindley, '21.

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The second congregational district
suffrage convention to be held in Ann
Arbor, May 11, at Harris hall, will
feature a patriotic luncheon. The
menu will be strictly in accordance
with the .food regulations,.of the gov-
ernment, and an unusually delicious
meal is promised. Tickets will be
placed on sale at Slater's book store
and at Haller's furniture store on
State street. All women interested in
suffrage will be welcomed at the
luncheon as well as the convention
"" Every effort is being made through
- the civil service examination boards
to speed up applications for work as
clerks in the government service. The
.1 local board announces an examination
mty for the position of clerk for both men
and women to be held at the postoffice
on May 25. Application blanks and
information may be secured by appli-
the cation at the postoffice.
al, Dr. A. B. Wickett Resumes Duties
>S- Dr. A. B. Wickett, one of the attend-
he ing physicians at the University health
>rt service, resumed his duties again yes-
terday after being ill with pneumonia
for over a month at his home in Mount
as Pleasant. Dr. Wickett went to his
home for a rest after being operated
he upon for appendicitis at St. Joseph's
,ie sanitarium, and contracted pneumonia
p- soon after his arrival home.
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he Your Patrician Cravenette Cap is.
ts. here-one piece top. Tom Corbett, 116
rd Liberty St.-Adv.

A. C.


Paris is still a pretty gay city in
spite of the war, says Lieut. Rufus R.
Loveland, ex-'18E, in a recent letter
to Homer Heath, '07, general secre-
tary of the Union. Excerpts from the
communication, postmarked "Some-
where in France," follow:
"Sometime ago I was in Paris, so I
took the opportunity to go over to the
University Union and give it the once
over. It surely is a fine thing for
the boys over here who are lucky
enough to get a 'Paris leave.'
"I might say that, though Paris
leaves are few and far between, I
spent eight days there while await-
ing orders, and it is still a pretty
gay city. It's beyond may imagina-
tion to figure out just what kind of a
city it is in peace times.
"Just at present I'm attending an
engineer's school in which there are
two other Michigan men, Lieut. Earl
B. Miller, '15E, and Capt. Alex L.
Trout, '10E. Theron D. Weaver, '16E,
is located just a few miles from here.
I heard he has just returned from the
"Have not seen the front yet, but
am living in hopes. We can, however,
hear the large guns about 5 o'clock in
the morning when everything is still."
Prof. Smith Addresses Zoological Club
Prof. B. G. Smith will lecture on
"The Racial Basis for European His-
tory" before a meeting of the Zoologi-
cal Journal club to be held at 7 o'clock
tonight in room 231 Natural Science
Watch The Daily Classified column.

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We can save you time and money
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With Haller &:Fuller, State Street
Mr.. H. J. Andrews, instructor in for-
estry, gave an informal talk.
After staying at the farm Saturday
night the campers returned to Ann
Arbor late Sunday afternoon.

Thirty students of the forestry de-
partment journeyed to the forestry
farm Friday afternoon for their annual
field day and camping trip. Four tents
and a complete camping outfit were
sent to the farm by motor truck.
Games, contests, and exhibitions were
held on Saturday according to cus-
tom. A baseball ganie, in which the
students' team defeated the faculty
nine, was substituted for one sched-
uled between, the upper and lower
classes. The wood-chopping contest
was won by a visiting alumnus, E. A.
Gallop, '15, who chopped an eight-inch
stick in half in eight minutes and 29
seconds. Gallop, assisted by J. A.
Marshall, the forestry farm attendant,
also carried off first honors in the saw-
ing contest. R. C. Ely, '19, and C. B.
Webster, '19, took second place. Web-
ster. was first in the compass'race and
T. S. Flourney, '19, placed second.
A barbecue was held at noon Sat-
urday, a leg of beef being roasted over
an open fire. In the evening a "sing"
was held around a large campfire and

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ing Friday and Saturday nights.

Posters warning against the s]
of wheat rust through barberry bi
have been received from the U
States department of agricultur
the forestry department, of the
"A red rust starts on these bi
and will spread through the gras
miles," said Prof. . J. Young 0
forestry department, in explainin
"and if it comes into contact
young wheat it spreads through
whole field and destroys the c
The posters state that 200,00
bushels of wheat were destroyer
this disease in 1916 and it is fe
that, unless precautions are take
larger amount will be lost this :
There are two varieties of this p
The common barberry is the har
kind but the Japanese variety doee
spread the disease. They are dis
uished by the fact that the leaves
spines of the Japanese barberry ,
singly, while those or the comn
variety grow in groups of three.
fessor Young said that there are
eral hedges of the common va:
in Ann Arbor and that the only
way of guarding against the sp
of the rust is to remove the bushe

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