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DAY AND NIGHT
VOL. XXVII. No. 166. ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 1917. PRICE FIVE NTI
READYI TO FOSTER
SPIRIT OF HONOR
CREED SUPPORTED BY MANY UNI-
VERSITY MEN WHO PLEDGE
GRIFFINS TAKE IN
12 NEW MEMBERS
All-Campus Honorary Society Holds
Annual Spring Initia-
Union and Daily Office Will Give Op-
portunity to Affix Names n
Proving themselves in favor of the e
attempt to foster a greater spirit of t
honor among the students of the Uni- '
versity a number of men yesterdayC
signed the creed drawn up by a group s
of students on the campus who aim to
create this spirit.n
The following names were signed:
C. M. Coulter, '18L, D. A. Smith,
'17E, E. E. Pardee, '17, H. A. Fitzger-
ald, '17, L. E. Joslyn Jr., '1L, A. J.
Gornetzky, '19L, H. L. Davis, '17, D.
W. Sessions, '17L, H. A. Taylor, '17E,
A. S. Hart, '17, Willis Brodhead, '17E,
J. F. Maulbetsch, '17P, A. E. Hecker,
'17E, D. S. Rood.'17, E. E. Mack, '17E,
H. L. Carroll, '17E, R. E. Folz, '17, J.
C. Robbins, '17, C. A. Zanelli, '17E, H.
C. L. Jackson, '18, L. L. Thompson, '18,
Allen Shoenfield, '18, Burdette Glenn,
'18E, C. E. Gormsen, '18E, C. P. Emery,
'18, W. M.,McKee, '18E, J. D. Hibbard,a
'18E, C. W. Neumann, '18, N. H. Ibsen,t
'18E, K. L. Weymeyer, '18, C. C. An-n
drews, '18, A. L. Kirkpatrick, '18, E.a
E. Wieman, '19, C. M. Sparks, '19E, H.P
R. Louis, '19, C. S. Clark Jr., '19, D.P
K. Mirrielees, '20E.o
Any students wishing to sign the
creed may do so at the Union or at
The Daily offices in the Ann Arbors
Press building on Maynard street. c
The creed is as follows:n
(1) That Michigan has given ust
something for which we owe a debt
(2) That our class has an honor
spirit which we are in duty bound toI
(3) That we each as individualsx
should preserve our self-respect and
(4) That our standards should not
be lowered by countenancing the giv-
ing or receiving of aid by any indi-
viduals among us.
(5) That one of the ways in which
we can fulfill our duty to our Uni-
versity, to class and to ourselves is
to maintain a spirit of honor in exam-t
inations as our conscience directs.t
NEED CIVIL SERVICE CLERKS
FOR WORK IN WASHINGTON
The intelligence bureau received a1
call yesterday for 30 seniors or gradu-
ates to act as civil service clerks in
Washington. They will be needed for
several months. The salary will be
$2.00 a day but will not be available
until an appropriation is made when
it will be paid with arrears. All men
interested in this should consult Prof.
I. L. Sharfman as soon as possible.
The intelligence bureau also has
positions for the following men: Two
junior chemists, one analytical chem-
ist, two marine draftsmen, and 100
ship draftsmen for the navy.
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* SENIORS TO WEAR GOWNS *
* WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS *
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* In keeping with Michigan tra- *
* dition, it becomes the duty of all *
* seniors whp expect to take degrees *
* in June or at the close of the sum- *
mer school session to wear their *
* caps and gowns on Wednesdays *
* and Fridhys until after Commence- *
* ment. *
* COMMITTEE IN CHARGE. *
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Griffins, all-campus honorary so-
iety, initiated 10 new members yes-
erday afternoon. The neophytes were
R. Glenn Dunn, '18L, C. Philip Emery,
18, Burdette Glenn, '18E, Carl E.
uormsen, '18E, John D. Hibbard, '18E,
Harry R. Louis, '19, Robert C. Pat-
erson, '18, Allen Shoenfield, '18, Clif-
ord M. Sparks, '19E, Elton E. Wie-
A banquet was held in honor of the
new members at the Union in the
vening. E. E. Pardee, '17, acted as
oastmaster, calling on Donald Smith,
17K, E. E. Wieman, '19, Dr. H. H.
Cummings of the University health
service, and N. E. Pinney for talks.
The society plans to hold a dance
next Tuesday evening at the Ann Ar-
bor Country club.
FINLAD EAERS SK
PETROGRAD IS ANXIOUS OVER
OUTCOME OF SWEDISH
Helsingfors, Finland, via Petrograd
and London, May 22.-A congress of
the Swedish political party, represent-
ing a majority of Finland's wealthiest
and most influential classes, yesterday
passed a resolution favoring a com-
plete separation of the Grand Duchy
of Finland from Russia.
The resolution reads:
"The Finnish people have progressed
so far in cultural and political devel-
opment that Finland is entitled to
make a demand to take her place as
an independent state among the num-
her of sovereign nations."
This radical resolution is only the
latest development of the separatis
agitation which started aftersthe revo-
lution and is occasioning anxiety i
Petrograd and bringing out sharp com-
ment in the Russian press.
INLANDER OUT SOON
Discussion of Next Year's Enrollmen
Is Chief Topic
Whether the women students wil
dominate the campus next year anm
transform existing institutions is th
topic chosen for disussion by tw<
contributors to the May Inlander
which will go on sale Friday morn
ing. One of the contributions i
anonymous and the other is by Fran
F. Nesbit, '17-'19L.
Helen G. Davis, '17, is the author o
"The Tie That Bound," a humorou
short story. A history o the class o
'61 and the preparations they mad
while on the campus to assist th
cause of the Union forces is containe
in an article entitled "The War Clas
of '61," by Ernest A. Baumgarth, '1
A number of prose articles, storie
and poems make up the balance c
the issue, the last of the current yea
The Inlander will be on sale on th
campus and at the bookstores Frida
Junior Jamboree Tickets G i o
The remaining tickets fot- t
Jamboree will be placed on s i at
o'clock today in the corridor in Un
versity hall for the general campus.
The affair which is to take place o
May 29, promises to be one of the bi
gest affairs of the year for the juniC
lit class. A contract has been awar
ed to Mack & Co. for the decoration
which will be of a semi-military styl
Favors will be in the form of tassel
hats in the national colors, and tl
music will be Fisher's best.
American Flag on French Front 'mill
Force German Peace, Says
GROUND IS GAINED IN FACE
OF GREAT GERMAN MOVE
Premier Tells Chamber of Deputies
'Tihat Faults of the Past Are
Paris, May 22.-France's great of-
fensive, beginning in April, forstalled
a German offensive movement.
Its net result has not only been
ground gained, but has forced many
commanders to,use all of their reserv-
es to stop the French attack. Premier
Ribot so declared in a statement to-
day, made on the eve of interpella--
tions in the chamber of deputies as to
France's present military situation.
"Perhaps people expect too much,"
Ribot asserted., discussing the offen-
sive, "but if faults have been commit-
ted in the past they have now been
rectified in the changes we have made.
Military headquarters are now solely
concerned with military matters."
The premier declared that "once the
American flag is flying on the French
front, Germany will be forced to ask
London, May 22.-Striving desper- r
ately to offset the Italian offensive on a
the Isonzo fronts, a strong counter- f
offensive was launched at Trentino s
late yesterday, according to today's f
The offensive opened with intenset
artillery fire, following which an at-t
tack was made in enmassed formation.i
The attack was repulsed with heavyr
enemy losses. The enemy gained ar
temporary foothold but was drivenI
out after two hours of hand to handc
fighting, our troops pursuing. .
WILSON MAY KEEP
LIQUOR FROM NAVY'
Proposed Bills Empower President tof
Regulate Sale of In-
Washington, May 22.-Chairman
Badgett of the house naval committee
this afternoon introduced a bill giving
power to the president to enforce pro-
hibition in the navy.
A bill suggested by Secretary of the
Navy Daniels, in a letter to congress,
authorizes the president to make regu-
lations that shall forbid anyone to
sell, furnish, or give intoxicants to of-
ficers or men in uniform.
The penalty for such an act would
.be $5,000 fine or one year imprison-
nment, or both.
MIMES ELECT HEADS
A. V. Livingston, '18E, Chosen Presi-
dent of Organization for
At a meeting of the Mimes held at
the Union yesterday the following of-
ficers were elected for the coming
year: Presiddht, Alan V. Livingston,
'18E; secretary, John S. Kasberger,
'18; treasurer, A. J, Gornetzky, '17;
librarian, John W. Langs, '17.
Prof. W. A. Frayer of the history
department was elected an honorary
member of the organization. The new.
members were also elected at this
time, but their names will not be
made public for a few days.
The society voted to amend the con-
stitution in order to provide for the
division of the publicity committee
into two branches, one for programs
and the other for publicity. George L.
Ohrstrom, '19L, was appointed chair-
man of the former committee and
Cecil C. Andrews, '18, chairman of
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enior Law Honorary Society Takes
in 11 Junior
Barristers, enior law honorary so-
iety, held its pring initiation yester-
ay, taking in the following junior
ws: James H. Cartwright, Joseph
t. Comstock, Glenn M. Coulter, R.
lenn Dunn, John M. Erwin, Donald
Finkelbeiner, James F. Houghton,
eorge F. Hurley, Frank S. Kremer,
enjamin S. Motter, and James W.
Following the initiation ceremonies,
banquet was held at the Union, L. S.
lol, '17L, acting as toastmaster.
peeches were given by the following:
Vayland H. Sanford, '17L, R. Glenn
lunn, '18L, Prof. Thomas A. Bogle,
nd Dean Henry M. Bates of the law
HID A OMULAE UNITI
TO BE ORGANIZED HERE
40VERNNENT ORDERS CALLING
FOR MORE RECRUITS
Government orders calling for re-
ruits to fill the third ambulance unit
it the University of Michigan were re-
:eived yesterday by Mr. F. Bacon, head
>f the Michigan state intelligence bu-
eau. Recruits for the new unit should
ppear at Mr. Bacon's office in the
Michigan Union building today if pos-
ible. All applicants must sign up be-
fore Thursday evening at the latest.
Men desiring to enter the unit must
take a physical examination before
they will be passed on. These exam-
inations will be given by Doctor Cum-
mings of the health service and
should be approved by Dr. J. F.
Breakey. Doctor Breakey will check
over the examinations any time dur-
ing the remainder of the week at his
The war department is detailing of-
ficers to schools throughout theacoun-
try where units are being organized
and one of these officers will be sent
to the University of Michigan, arriv-
ing some time later in the week, to
take active charge of the recruiting.
Enlistments for the first two units
are expected to be complete by Friday.
'17 BOOK OUT SOON
Mic.iganensuan to Be Placed on Sale
Sales for the 1917 Michiganensian
will start Thursday morning atn
o'clock in the main corridor of Uni-
versity hall, continuing throughout
Thursday and Friday. One hundred
copies of the book in excess of the
number needed to fill the subscription
list will be on sale during the two
days at the regular price, $3.50 per
One of the new features of this year's
publication is the section called "Uni-
versity Year," which contains pictures
and stories on such University events
as cap night, convocation, commence
ment, mass meetings, underclass con
tests, and miscellaneous pictures o
other University happenings.
SENIOR LITS MUST PAY FOR
INVITATIONS THIS AFTERNOON
Senior lits who have ordered invi-
tations and programs will be given at
opportunity to pay for them this aft-
ernoon from 1 to 5 o'clock at the deska
in the lobby of the Library. This will
be the last time money will be col-
lected for the invitations and pro-
grams which will be given out withir
a week of 10 days. Those who are
leaving school may have the invita-
tions and programs sent to them by
giving their address at the time of
FINAL DRAFT OF FOOD
BILL READYTO REPORT
PROVIDES SURVEY OF PRICES'
AND POSSIBILITIES OF PRO-
Washington, May 22.- The senate
agricultural committee today com-
pleted the final draft of the Gore-Lev-
er food production bill and planned to
report the bill immediately.
It provides for a nation-wide survey
of prices, corners of food acreage,
and possible production. The secre-
tary of agriculture is authorized to
purchase seed for farmers and to dis-
tribute where he thinks best. The pro-
vision giving the government power
to commandeer seed was stricken out.
To Prevent Diseases of Stock
An appropriation of $4,500 000 al-
lowed the prevention, control, and er-
adication of diseases among cattle,
sheep, and hogs. For procuring and
storage of seeds the department of ag-
riciture is allowed $2,500,000.
A fund of $3,000,000 is created to
nclude food production and eliminate
waste. This money is to be spent in
the educating of American house-wiv-
es in kitchen economy.
Will Tell Housewives of Markets
A sum of $3,500 000is appropriated
to the extension of market news let-
ters to aquaint house-wives with mar-
ket conditions. A fund of $1,200,000
is allowed for miscellaneous items.
State' Department Asks Explanation
Washington, May 22.-The state de-
partment today demanded of the Ger-
man government a statement of its
attitude concerning the detention of
Americans in. Belgium and Germany.
The department possesses definite in-
formation about the detention of a
number of Americans.
The demand for an understanding
s was made through the Spanish- govern-
s ment, and requested a "full and defi-
- nite statement of the German govern-
- ment's attitude concerning the depar-
f ture of American citizens."
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* STUDENTS LEAVING ASKED
* TO REGISTER AT UNION
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TO BE ELECTED
An election to choose three
members of the board in control
of student publications for the
collego year of 1917-18, will
take place from 10 to 4 o'clock
on Friday, May 25, in the cor-
ridor of University hall. Every
student is entitled to vote. The
editor of The Michigan Daily
and his assistants will be in
charge of the election. The fol-
lowing students have been noin-
inated for members of , the
Glenn Coulter, '18L; Lee E.
Joslyn, '19L; H. S. Taylor, '17E;
Waldo M. McKee, '18E; Robert
C. Patterson, '18; Lester E.
Waterbury, '17; Paul M. Haller,
'18; Albert E. Horne Jr., '18;
and Joseph R. Darnall, '18M.
U -BOAT CHASERS
COMMANDANT IS EMPOWERED TO
USE AEROPLANES IN
SEEN BY FISHERMAN
Naval Officials Doubt Story, But Or-
der Immediate Investiga-
Washington, May 22.-Submarine
chasers are combing the waters of the
New England coast today following
receipt of reports at the navy depart-
ment that a German submarine had
been sighted off Seguin island.
The reports that reached Secretary
of the Navy Daniels were from Com-
mandant William R. Rush, of the first
naval district. Rush's telegrams said
that three fishermen who reached
Portland this morning reported to the
naval authorities there that they had
seen a submarine periscope during the
Although naval officials gave little
credence to the story, an immediate
investigation was ordered.
Commandant Rush is empowered to
use aeroplanes, if necessary, to carry
out the search thoroughly.
Mexico Protests on U-Boats
Amsterdam, May 22.-A Berlin dis-
patch to the Exchange Telegraph com-
pany says the Mexican minister to
Germany is reported to have handed
a note to the German government pro-
testing against the submarine cam-
paign. The report followed prolonged
conference between the Mexican min-
ister and Foreign Secretary Zimmer-
. S. Not Forcing Mexico
Mexico City., May 22.-It was in-
dicated here that a thorough under-
standing existed among government
officials that the United States had not,
and would not, exercise pressure to
force Mexico to take sides in the war.
TO HOLD TRYOUTS
FOR COMEDY CLUB
Candidates Will Be Required to Give
Spring tryouts for admission to the
Comedy club will be held at 9 o'clock
June 2 in the auditorium of Newberry
hall. Candidates for membership in
the club will be required to give a
reading or an extemporaneous talk of
five minutes length. The selection of
members will take place a few days
after the tryouts. The spring elec-
tion of officers for the club has been
postponed until next fall.
A film play, "Skinner's Dress Suit,"
will be given under the auspices of
- the club at the Arcade theater, Tues-
- day, May 29. The film is an Essanay
production, starring Hazel- Dale and
Bryant Washburn. Tickets for the
show are being sold by members of
The Comedy club's annual play,
which was to have been held this
k spring, will be given early next fall,
according to plans made at a meet-
ing last night.
Professors Invent Squirrel Killer
Seattle, Wash., May 22.-Squirrels
may now be easily exterminated by a
humane method as a result of an in-
vention by Prof. I. D. Charlton and
Prof. W. T. Shaw of Washington State
college. The machine forces carbon
bisulphide gas into the burrows and
the rodents are put to sleep which re-
* sults in death.
of the Proceeds,
Ann Arbor Chapter
Red Cross Society
All students who have made'
definite arrangements to enter any'
branch of the government service
whether military or farm work,'
are requested to register at the'
Michigan Union their name and
address for the information of the
intelligence, bureau. In case of
uncertainty of address the student
should make arrangements to fur-
ther it to the Union as soon as
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May 25,*8 P.M.
In SONGS AND STUNTS at the
BIG POPULAR PATRIOTIC CONCERT
Of the GLEE and MANDOLIN CLUB