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May 19, 1918 - Image 3

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The Michigan Daily, 1918-05-19

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BATTALION
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senior class of the Unive
on has decided to start a r
Is year in memory of the
of Oregon men who have

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'e been caused by this weapon;
y the greater proportion of the
us los sesduring the fighting of
t few weeks have been so in-

"Any type of machine gun in the
hands of a skillful operator has the
same destructive effect upon men
moving in mass formation that a keen-
edged scythe has in a field of ripened
wheat. It cuts broad swathes; noth-
ing can stand against it.
Have Great Penetration
"A well-served machine-gun is the
most formidable thing that attacking
battalions have to face. It is not
merely the front ranks that suffer. At
anything approaching close ranges,
the bullets will go through the front-
rank men, often through the second
rank as well, and kill or wound those
immediately behind them."
. There are several types of machine-
gun now in use in the British army,
such as the Lewis, the Maxim, the
Vickers, and the Hotchkiss. All are
very mobile. They can be moved
quickly from one place to another,
advantage being taken of any cover
that offers. Each class of machine
gun has with it a squad of about 10
men. Should they find themselves
pressed too closely, they pick up their
weapon, fall back with it, and re-
open fire upon the enemy from the

The Society for the Promotion of
Engineering Education will hold a
convention at Northwestern univer-
sity June 26-29, to which members
from all of the engineering colleges
in the country will come.
Dr. Thomas C. Mendenhall, profess-
or emeritus of-physics at Ohio State
university has had conferred upon him
the Franklin medal, one of the most
prized tokens of scientific achieve-
ment.
The University of Washington has
made the ruling that all canoeists who
are students must know how to swim.

Our Merchant Adv
the progressive busi
Arbor.-Adv.

Don't
before- you

The proceeds from the sale of
woman's edition of the Wiscon
Daily Cardinal will go to the ft
for war orphans. Over 3,000 cor
of the edition wfll be sent to the ai
camps in the United States andFra
where Wisconsin .men are station

the

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Reverend Lloyd Douglas, of Ann Ar-
bor, will deliver the Baccalaureate
address to the graduating class of the
University of Indiana.
Students at the University of Min-
nesota will be exempt from taking
final examinations this year if their
work is satisfactory. Hereafter sen-
iors, as well as all underclass stu-
dents, will have to take finals.

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itW has declared that in
machine-gun is worth
le battalion of men arm-
Few soldiers can keep
s per minute rapid-fire
but a machine-gun can
rounds in a minute, and
can discharge 1,600
it stopping. Bullets pour
zle in a rapid devastat-
id as these guns use the
ammunition as a rifle,
e difficulty in keeping

Hereafter, studenits enteri:
bla - university need not uin
bugbear of entrance exa
They may take instead new
hensive examinations in
mathematics,- one foreign
and one elective.

Fac

The Lewis gun is described as the
most mobile. One man fires it, using
7 rounds in succession. Beside him
s another man who puts on fresh
rays of ammunition as required, the
:hange being made in two seconds.
Veanwhile other men are hard at
vork filling trays and passing them
n for use. The gun has an effective
ange of about 1,200 yards and can
e fired either from a stand or a par-
pet, the gunner placing the piece to
is shoulder as .he pulls the trigger.
Used Like a Hose
The Maxim and Vickers guns are
red from a tripod, the gunners squat-
ing with legs a-straddle, and press-
ng a key. As long as he keeps his
fnger on the key the gun continues
treaming out bullets as the belts,
ach holding 250 cartridges, fly through
t. Gripping the handles' with both
ands, the gunner moves his weapon
ack and forth, playing on the ad-
-ancing troops much as a fireman
lays a hose on a burning building.
runs of this kind can also be used
or putting by barrages, and it is pos-
iible to attack with them targets one
annot see.
At the beginning of the war, the
3ritish army had two machine guns
o each infantry battalion. The num-
er is now much larger. In addition,
special machine-gun corps has been
ormed.
* * * * *' * * * -* * * *
Few upperclassmen have enter- *
ed in the inter-class tennis tourn- *
ament being held on the courts on *
Ferry field. Although the entries *
have been closed, any seniors or *
juniors desiring to compete for the *
championship should see Harry *
Wellford and arrangements will be *
made to let them start this week. *
,,

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Y OUR government desires that everybody b
the War. Every American should know
can should know WHY we must fight on until
racy are attained.
President Wilson created the Committee on Put
TRUTH. As a part of its work'this, Committee
lets, each dealing with a vital war problem. The
quest. Fill in coupon below.
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No.6 German Military Machine. Documei
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man sources.

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The above mentioned are but three of a series of t
Fill in coupon below and these three booklets will
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