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May 16, 1918 - Image 5

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Washington, May 15.-With the es-
tablishment of a regular airplane mail
service between Washington and New
York, the postoffice considers that the
project is experimental only in the
sense that a now familiar means of
locomotion is to be put practica+ly to
a new use. The war has demonstrated
effectively that the airplane as a con-
veyance is almost as dependable and
safe as an automobile, so the only
real obstacle in the way of successful-
ly operating the new air line lies in
maintaining service under all kinds of
weather conditions. .
The war department has furnished
12 large training planes for use in
the new service. Aviators have been
detailed from the ranks of fighting
airmen, as officials feel that the newly
commissioned fliers will acquire valu-
able -training in piloting the big mail
carriers over long cross-country

Noted Journalist
Was Unique Figure
James Gordon Bennett, who died
Tuesday at his winter home in France,
was one of the most unique figures in
modern journalism. Since the time
that he acquired the New York Her-
ald, on the death of his father, he fig-
ured in achievements that were meant
to startle the world, and many of them
became important items in the world's
One of his most notable accomplish-
ments was the sending of Henry M.
Stanley into the heart of Africa to
find Livingstone. When Stanley trium-
phantly returned with the explorer,
Bennett showed another side of his
character by refusing to recognize the
greatness ofsthe exploit. He had al-
ways been averse to singling out the
celebrities on his papers, and it is
said that he rewarded Stanley on his
r.eturn from Africa by assigning him
to the Tenderloin police district of
New York.
Bennett lived most of the time in
France, and he was the first editor
who ever actively managed a news-
paper while so far away. He received
a copy of the Herald every day, and
kept in personal touch with his of-
fie. recomme-ndinz ehanges. ordering

Early Spring

Society Brand at
Hickey-Freeman Su.
Also just received a line of Spring Fats

Between the Theatres

Your Floral














11f, g iliu~n Vld1C , V lu
Fast Service discharges or promotions, and gener-
The planes, each capable of a mii- ally sketching the policies of the pa-
mum speed of 90 miles an hour, are
built along the lines of the regulation per.
Bennett was also a great patron of
bombing machine. They are one- sport. He introduced polo into Am-
seaters, as a maximum of space is de- eriarteiedcching intacor-
sird i th fuelge or he torngganized international automobile and
The schedule provides for the depar- aeronautical races, and built and sail-
Theschdul povies orthedepr-ed many yachts himself. He always
ture of one plane each day from both laughed at the conventions, and invar-
Washington and New York. The ma- iably printed the worst things his en-
chines leave promptly at 11:30 in the emies said about him. When Jay
morning, and it is hoped to have the Gould gave to the press a letter of
mail deposited at the terminals not 10,008 words attacking Bennett's per-
more than three hours later. The trip s0,00 wifetacitgr of te Her-
to Philadelphia, about 135 miles, is ex- snllie, thitofte.r.
pected to be made in about an hour published it in full.
and 20 minutes. At the hangars in
North Philadelphia another machine
will be waiting, ready to start the
flight to New York as soon as the in-
coming plane lands and the transfer
of mail-bags is made. The second leg
of the journey, from Philadelphia to More than 270 applications for the
New York, should be made in about an summer training camp to be held for
hour. The larger planes carry about one month beginning, June 3, at Fort
600 pounds of mail, or approximately Sheridan, were received from the ca-
24,000 letters. Tole smaller machines dots by the military authorities yester-
will carry about half that amount. day afternoon. This number does not
Emergency landing fields will be es- include the members of the band, who
tablished at three points. In the case were given until 8 o'clock last night
of a machine's breaking down at some to hand in their applications. Final:
interurban point in its journey, the mail decisions on age and credit, and the,
sacks will be rushed by motor truck selection of the candidates will prob-
to the nearest railroad station where ably be given out late tonight.
they will, be sent forward in care of a
courier. Members of the R. 0. T. C., who have


D. E. Grent
The Custom Tailor


PHONE 1101
Merchants, Organize for Campaign
Ann Arbor's merchants and clerks
organized for the War Saving and
S Thrift Stamp campaign at a meeting
held Tuesday night at the city Y. M.
C. A.
Plans for the boosting of the drive
in business establishments were com-
pleted at this time. The general or-
ganization work for the merchants of
the city was especially taken up.
Special. arrangements were also made
for the organization of thrift clubs as
E R a part of the campaign.
RS A committee was appointed at the
1meeting to conduct the organization
work. The committee will meet at
9 o'clock this morning at the city Y.
M. C. A.
Arrangements are being made for
Y open air meetings similar to that
NDITS" held last Saturday night, with the
Varsity band helping boost the cam-
erlin is paign.

Cousins & Hall
PHONE 115 Members of Florists' Telegraph Delli
will be- carefully tailored of the
pendable fabrics.
New Models distinctly our own.

.* *
"The Bond Street"
A Nettleton Thoroughbred
Laced Oxford Style. In Nut
Brown Russia Calfskin or soft, long
wearing Black Russia Calfskin.
In "The Bond Street" we present
one of those Nettleton models
which mark the limit of perfection.
The finest materials, the most
skilled handiwork enter into its
making, producing a marvel of
comfort, artistic lines and practical
wearing quality.
For business and informal wear.

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b to arrest the
d to drive his
post if the de-
iff. The latter
olver and over-
t not until they

Berlin Starts HJlese-rationing
Amsterdam, May 15.-Berlin has be-
come so short of houses that a card-
rationing scheme is to be put into
effect. According to Vorwaerts, the
housing cards will involve the sub-
division of large houses and the re-
distribution of their rooms according
to' the size of the"family to be accom-
modated. Single families are no long-.
er to be allowed to occupy houses of
10 to 15 rooms, only a few of which are
actually used.

Postage Bate Set
The rate of postage has been es-
tablished by law at 24 cents an ounce
or fraction thereof. However, this en-
titles the sender to have the letter for-
warded to the addresses by special de-
livery service, in case the airplane ar-
rives too late for the regular city de
Letters mailed at Washington, Phil-
adelphia, or New York for delivery in
any part of the country may have their
delivery facilitated by sending them on
the first part of the journey by air-
plane. In each city, postmasters have
designated the stations and the hours
at which letters for air plane dispatch
may be mailed. A special stamp has
been designed for the new service. It
has a red border, and shows an air-
plane in flight on a blue field.
As the present routes prove success-
ful, plans will be made for expanding
the service next spring to other parts
of the country. The first extension,
probably will be from New York to
Boston. To eliminate delay arrange-
ments are being worked out for the
construction of large nets on the roofs
of the central postoffices so that the
bags may be dropped while the ma-
chine is in flight.
Professional Guidance Offered Women
Placement work and occupational
information, formerly handled by the

been "habitually absent from drills,"
reported at 4:15 o'clock yesterday aft-
ernoon in U-hall. The majority of the
cadets were able to furnish adequate
excuses for their absences, while
those who failed to account for their
absences were told to make up the
drills immediately, or their conduct
would be reported to the respective
Dr. George A. May will give the fol-
lowing athletic program to the cadets
of the second battalion, First regi-
ment, at 4:15 o'clock this afternoon
on Ferry field:
Company E, soft ball; company F,
grenade throwing; company G, gener-
al athletics; company F, wrestling.
A lot drawing will be held by Dr.
May at Ferry field this afternoon for
a playing schedule of baseball games.
Four of the five company teams will
play games this afternoon. The teams
in the drawing will be the headquart-,
ers company, and the four companies
of the second battalion, First regi-
Blanks for the coming inter-com-
pany athletic meet will be distribut-
ed to the first -sergeants of the com-
panies at 4:15 o'clock this afternoon.
Approximately one hundred form-
er- students and graduates from
the forestry department of the
University are now in military ser-
vice, according to a statement recent-
ly made by Prof. Filibert Roth, head
of the department. Of this number
a large (percentage are already in
France. At the present time there are
but 30 students in the forestry depart-,
ment, due to the fact that all the sen-
iors and some of the juniors are in

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'Use The Daily Classified columns.


Wair's Shoe Store
108 S. Main St.

Leave Copy
Supply Store

Detroit Collegiate bureau of occupa-
tion will henceforth be conducted by

Agent for Nettleton men's shoes-the
World's Finest
We can save you time and money
R. C. Fuller, Optometrist
With Haler & Fuller, State Street
the different branches of the service.
The majority of the forestry students
that have left the University joined
the 20th engineers' forestry regiment.
Among the men from the 85th divi-
sion and the 116th depot brigade,
which reported for the fourth officers'
training camp scheduled to start to-
day, were the names of the follow-
ing Michigan students:
Albert L. Lindstrom, ex-'19E, 330th
(Detroit) infantry; Malcolm I. Mac-
Gregor, ex-'18, 330th machine gun bat-
talion; and Harry G. Westbrook, ex-
'18E, 310th engineers.
On Tuesday, May 21st, the second
campaign to raise Washtenaw Coun-
ty's proportion of the. $100,000,000.00
Red Cross War Fund will open and I
am making this appeal to every one
of the 15,000 members of the Red Cross
in Washtenaw County to lend their
hearty support. The dollars'\of tIlis
fund are the dollars that go to France
to work on the battle front and to aid
the stricken families in the war de-
vastated regions. The boys who have
gone to the front are largely volun-
teers. Let your dollars be volunteers,
.The campaign in all parts of the
County opens Tuesday afternoon and
on Wednesday and Thursday booths
will be established in your locality for



Copyright Hart Schaffner
Hart Schaffner
spring suits and t
more snappy tha
spring; the kind of
blooded young m,
wearing. They hav
ed in them all the
cies that will be p
We have bought-
a consequence offe
of a stock unequal
ness of choice an
style, anywhere 1
shops. You wil
clothes as good as
in any city, and
more reasonable.
New neckwear,
Knox Hats.

ckets for
ony, for
i Friday

FOR SALE- Two excellent Patrons'
tickets for May Festival. Main floor,
Row O. Will sell for single concert
or full course. Call 265-J.
FOR SALE-2 tickets to May Festival
-Front first balcony. Call Corley,
1462-R before 9 o'clock or after sup-
FOR SALE-One May Festival ticket
for Friday night on main floor.
Phone 516-M.

the United States employment ser-
vice, which has taken over this work.
Mrs. Helen C. Munroe is in charge of
the work for college-trained and pro-
fessional women. Information con-
concerning opportunities and train-
ing for women is on file in the depart-
ment offices. No fee will be charged
for services.


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Just received a complete new stock of,


the receipt of vo
Cross members
volunteer and
badge and wind
Red Cross and
seeing 'that Wa
es its entire quo

Prices from $20.00 to $400.00

Golden Oaks, Weathered Oaks, Fumed Oaks, English Brown'
and Mahogany.

dy to work during
onnection with a

GRINNELL BROS., 116 S. Main St.

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