of "The Trairing of a
recently released by
eut, was shown to the
.t in Hill auditorium.
admitted and quite a
vantage of the privi-
irn Beat Men in Exams
L, May 11.-Women students
ool of the British Pharmace-
ciety here easily beat the.,men
t examinations, securing all
awards. They took four sil-
.is, and, of eleven distinctions
L, only one was won by a
ITERIES TEST SHOULD
RHINE AGE OF SOLDIERS
London, May 11.-The medical aph-
orism that "a man is as old as his
arteries" should be the test in determ-
ining the age limit of a soldier, re-
cently declared Dr. Arthur Lynch, a
member of parliament.
"After' a certain age, say forty, the
man who has not been particularly
strong physically and who has not
overstrained his system in athletic
exercises," the physician said, "is oft-
en more serviceable than a man who
has been a brilliant athlete at.,25. Of
course, bronchitis, pneumonia and
rheumatism; which would disable a
soldier, would be found much more
frequently in men of 45 and over than
in young men. I have seen men well
on to 70 capable of walking 30 miles a
day. In the Serbian army they use
men up to 70.
"This matter depends very largely
on the individual, and to some ex-
tent on the race. The French brought
up their fighting forces to over 50, and
as a rule the French age quicker than
men in this country or in Ireland."
Mayor Orders Loose Dogs to be Shot
Mayor Ernst Wurster has issued an
order that all dogs not tied up after
May 8 will be shot by the police.
Yesterday a strange dog, after biting
several other dogs, bit a police officer.
The dog was taken to the hospital and
found to be rabid. The officer is re-
ceiving special treatment.
0ltMibRi. LVrUHA I UH
TO BE UJADtBY ENGINEERING
FACULTY FOR INDUSTRIAL
One of a batteryN of three great evap-
orators being erected in the old power-
house near the _Engineering building
is nearing completion. The new ma-
chine will be ised by members of the
chemical engineering faculty for 'a
series of investigations to determine
the best types of evaporating machin-
ery for different industrial chemical
32 Feet in Height
Standing 32 feet from foundation to
its topmost pipe, the evaporator re-
quires a three-story platform to enable
the operator. to reach all parts of it.
Many different types of boilers are
provided, so that a wide variety of
solutions may be experimented with'
without the need of getting new ap-
The machine, which cost about $3,-
500, is the first of three evaporators,
each a different type, which will oc-
cupy the south half of the old power-
house. The testing machine of the
highway engineering department will
be removed as. soon as the present
tests are finished to make room for
the chemical apparatus.
Statement by Prof. Badger
In discussing the work to be carried
on in the evaporator laboratory, Prof.
Walter L. Badger, of the chemical en-
gineering department, who will conduct
the experiments, said that although,
the chief purpose of the equipment is
to make researches in the design of
apparatus, there are many interesting
problems that may be investigated.
"There is a great scarcity of potash
in this country on account of the war,"
Professor Badger said. "This mater-
ial, which is valuable as fertilizer, is
present in the wool waste discarded
from woollen mills and can be re-
covered by means of evaporation of
the wool solution. The economical
development of this process is one
which might be worked upon with the'
equipment now being installed.
"Another process which could be
carried out is the extraction of alco-
hol, valuable as an ingredient- of
smokeless powder, from the waste
liquors of sugar mills."
"These are but a few of the Im-
portant chemical problems that could
be developed in connection with the
new evaporators," concluded Profes-
NAVY TO GIVE EXAMINATION
FOR CIVILIAN INSTRUCTORS
Several snakes, some of them four
or five feet in length, are at present
making their abode on the. campus.
Have you happened to meet any of
them in your rambles around the
Natural Science building? Probably
not, since they are locked up in screen-
ed cages in the private laboratory of"
Frank N. Blanchard, grad., who is
working for his doctor's degree in
science. Blanchard states that if they
should happen to escape and wander
around the building no one needs to
fear, for, in spite of their size, they
are quite harmless. To prove this
point he took them in his hands and
even allowed one, which seems to have
a surly disposition, to strike at him
Snakes are very economical pets
to keep, according to Blanchard, for
they eat only three or four times a
year and even then all that you need
to give them is a garter snake or a
mnouse, neither of which is very valu-
able. Some of these reptiles believe
more firmly in Hooverizing than
others; one of them, which Blanch-
ard took pity on and killed the other
day, had never eaten since it arrived
at the University last September and
another has fasted for the whole three
months of its career here.
Since several of them are kept in
one cage it would seem to be hard to
tell which snake eats the food. But
after realizing that snakes do not take
time to masticate their food it is ap-
parent that, owing to the small dia-
nieter of the body, they cannot very
well conceal the fact of having eaten
A heavy drinker if taken into this
laboratory would immediately decide
that he had them again for besides the
live snakes which inhabit the room
there are glass jars filled with pickled
snakes in every part of the place,
snake skins hang on the walls and
snake's skulls on the shelves. All
these are the research material which
Blanchard is using to classify reptiles
of genus lampropeltis, the species of
which at present are wrongly grouped.
Another phase of his work is to
determine the origin and the extent of
the present habitat, of this genus. For
this purpose Blanchard is desirous of
securing any milk or king snakes
found in this vicinity. He would
greatly aplreciate it if students or
other perscns finding snakes of a
shiny spotted green color and about
four or five feet in length would bring
them, alive, to his office in the Natural
Science building. Yes, that is what
he said, alive! but to allay the fears
of the timorous, he stated that of 16
species of snakes in Michigan only
one, the brown rattler, is poisonous
ENGINE ERS TO DO MAPPING
AND SKETCHING IN SERVICE
Cyril B. Starring, '18E, and Walter
R. Gross, '18E, have been recommend-
ed to the war department by the en-
gineering faculty in response to a
telegram recently received by Scre-
tary Louis A: Hopkins, of the engi-
neering college, asking for senior
members of the Engineers' Reserve
corps to take up work in military map-
ping and topographical sketching
from photographs. The work will be
similar to that of the topographical
course given this semester by Prof.
Hugh Brodie, of the surveying de-
The men are now awaiting orders to
report for duty.
AT THE THEATERS
* "The Naughty Wife," at the *
* Garrick. *
* TODAY *
* Majestic-Theda Bara in "The *
* Soul of Buddha." *
* Wuerth--W. S. Hart in "The *
* Two Gun Men in the Bargain." *
* Also Son of Democracy "Down *
* the River." *
* Orpheum--"The Love Brokers," *
played by Alma Rubens. Also com- *
* edy and news. *
AT THE GARRICK
"The Naughty Wife," the farce by
FrMd Jackson which has caused so ,
much favorable comment from the
critics, is showing at the Garrick, De-
troit for the week beginning today.
The play tells the story of a disconten-
ted wife who imagines most of her
troubles and who lets a meddler inter-
fere with her affairs to a most unfor-
tunate extent. A number of exceed-
ingly funny situations arise before
the husband awakes to the emergency
and saves the family happiness.
The play is produced by Selwyn &
Co., whose "Twin Beds," and "Fair
and Warmer," caused so much favor-:
able comment a few seasons ago.
SHOWS AT 3:oo, 6:30, 8:oo, 9:30
i5c Unless Otherwise Specified.
Mon-13-Harold Lockwood in "Th
Landloper," and Drew Comedy
\Vlhen a 'Man Marries."
l'eis-Wed-4-1.-Dustin Farnum i
"Tholl Spy;~" and ('lrues) Pathe News;
(Wed) Mutt and Je TCartoon
"Cheese Tamers" and Screen Teb
Thur-Fri-i6- i-Madge Kennedy in "Th
Danger Game"and Christie Co
edrn- "Circumstantial Evidence." l0c.
225 E. Liberty.
Afternoo-a :3o and 4:00
Evening-7:q, 8:oo and io:
SSun-MOn-12-13-W, S. [-art in
Two Cum \en in the Bargain.'
® Son of Democracy, "Dowr
"Madame Jealousy." Also '
- Eye," No. i0.
a Thurs-Fri- 16-17--Roy Stewa
r "Boss of the Lazy Y." Also
Sat-i8-Williamn l'ssell in
S Great Stanley Secret." Also
-and Comedy, "Hello Teacher."
A Sun-Mon-19-2o -JLlian Elting
"ThDemcric, "The Sla Auctio
AT THE MAJESTIC
Theda Bara is appearing at the
Majestic today and tomorrow in a
picture written by herself, "The Soul
of Buddha." The story of the play
centers about a beautiful half caste
Japanese girl who becomes a novice
in the Temple of Buddha as a danc-
ing girl. The girl Bavahari, Theda
Bara, is loved by a high priest of the
temple but she elopes with an Eng-
lish army officer. She and her hus-
band go to France where she is fol-
lowed by the priest and later murder-
ed by him.
Evening-7 : o, 8:00
hove Brokers." Als
set Trail," Also "Eagi
Countess Charm ing."
Eye," No. to. (Ret.)
'l arI itGzq- al"Rimro'ck Jones."
"Did She Do Wrongb
This Week Seats Now Sellin
619 E. LIBERTY
l L1 )
y is always the easiest way. In cook.
he most convenient, cleanest and least
The Electric Grill is the latest of
ces. It combines the handy qualities-
t consists of only four principal but
bich are easily kept clean.
nu the glowing coils of calorite wire.
d stew in the grill and stew pans. You
r of the stew pan. This cover is of
you can bake Dan cakes on it without
Rear-admiral, E. W. Eberle, of the
United States navy has recently an-
nounced a competitive examination for
civilian instructors, who are graduates
from recognized universities, in French
and Spanish, to be given at Maury hall,
U. S. Naval Academy, Atunapolis,
Maryland, on June 12, 1918.
Candidates foundeligible, their mer-
it being determined by the board of
examiners, will be qualified to fill
vacancies in the modern language de-
partment of the Academy. They will
be appointed for one year at a salary
of $1800. It is necessary that the con-
testant be an American citizen, and it
is desired that lie be between 28 and
40 years of age: It is also required
that the applicant shall have had prac-
tical experience in the teaching of
French and Spanish. The examina-
tion will consist of a written and an
oral major in one language, and a writ-
ten, and an oral minor in the other.
Application blanks may be ob-
tained from the appointment commit-
tee at the University department of
TWIN BROTHERS OF SIXTY
FOLLOW MILITARY CA1}EERS
Stockholm, May 11.- An unusual
case of twin brothers, who have fol-
lowed the same career and reached
the same position in it, is presented by
two of Sweden's naval officers, Vice-
Admiral Gustaf Dyrssen and Vice-
Admiral Wilhelm Dyrssen, who have
just celebrated their sixtieth birthday.
Both became sub-lieutenants in the
fleet in 1877.
Gustaf entered English service in
1881 and took part in the expedition
to Egypt. He distinguished himself
by his courage and was decorated with
the English medal for bravery at sea,
of which he is the only Swedish pos-
sessor. Returning to Sweden, he was
for a few years head of Sweden's naval
academy, and became vice-admiral
Wilhelm Dyrssen participated in the
"Vanadis" expedition around the
world in 1883-5. He is an expert in
the artillery branch of the service.
By FRED JACKSON
SELWYN & CO. PRESENT
NEW YORK AND CHICAGO SUCCESS
WILLIAM FOX Presents
IN A SUPER PRODUCTION
levice can be readily used by
is a great time saver and sub-
way. . s
k~ by it, or better still do the
't"he Soul of /Buddi
A STORY OF THE MYSTERIOUS EAST, AND GAY
LIFE IN PARIS
A GREATER SENSATION. THIAN "CLEOPATRA"
AT 3:00, 7:00, 8:30
NO ADVANCE IN THE