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VOL. XXVII. No. 31.




Returns Will Be Announced in the
Court Room of County Build-
ing, Starting at 6 O'clock.
County,, state, and presidential elec-
tions and amendments to the state
constitution will divide the interest of
the voters of Washtenaw county at
the polls today. There will be no elec-
tion of city officials, a local election be-
ing slated for next spring.
The amendments to the state con-
stitution are four in number. An
amendment to article XVI of the con-
stitution will provide for state-wide
prohibition, and the passing of an
amendent to article VIII will put in
force the "Home Rule" will. The re-
pealing ┬░by the legislature of special
or local acts without submitting them
to the district affected is provided for
in a proposed amendment to article V.
A provision for the incorporation, reg-
ulation, and supervision of all frater-
nal societies in the state is contained
in an amendment to article XII.
Voting will be done by machines,
two of which are located in each ward.
Some of the voting will have to be
done by the Australian ballot as the
capacity of the machines does not pro-
vide for the splitting of the ticket in
such cases where there is more than
one officer to be elected for the same
office, as coroner. The ballots were
not printed to provide for this emerg-
Returns of all the elections will be
announced to the public in the court
room of the county building. The re-
turns are expected to begin coming in
about 8 o'clock.
Nominees for Congress.
For congress the voters will cast
their ballots for the following: United
States senator-Charles E. Townsend
(R), Lawrence Price (D), Henry Ford
(P), Edward 0. Foss (S), John Y.
Johnston (P), and Herman Richter
(SL). Representatives in congress-
Second district, Mark R. Bacon (R),
Samuel W. Beakes (D), Edward J.
Koch (S), and Frank E. Titus (R).
The candidates for the state legis-
lative offices are: state senator
Twelfth district-Frank L. Covert (R),
M. E. Pontiac (P), George M. Camp-
bell (S); and representative in the
state legislature, First district, H.
Wirt Newkirk (R), Otto E. Haab (D),
and Arthur L. Wilkinson (S).
Twelve Officers on County Ticket.
There are 12 offices to fill on the
county ticket. A list of the candidates
is: Judge of probate, Emory E. Le-
land (R), William H. Murray (D), and
Horace Barnard (S); sheriff. Herman
G. Llndenschmitt (R), Alfred J. Paul
(D), and Joseph J. Fischer (S); clerk,
Edwin H. Smith (R), George W. Beck-
with (D), and Harry W. Nichols (S);
treasurer, Leo Gruner (R), Walter C.
Feldkamp (D), and Lawrence E.
O'Connor (S); register of deeds,
Perry L. Townsend (R), William A.
Seery (D), and Robert Reichenecker
(S); prosecuting attorney, George S.
Wright (R), and Carl A. Lehman (D);
circuit court commissioners, William

(Continued on page six)
Saginaw Men Smoke Last Night for
First Time This Year
The Saginaw club of the University
which is composed of 64 members,
met last night at the Union for its
first meeting of the year. Prof. Geo.
W. Dowrie of the economics depart-
ment gave a short talk on the func-
tions of sectional clubs.
The club intends to hold a dance at
the Union before the end of the first
semester, though the exact date has
not been set as yet. It was also de-
cided to determine upon a plan to
present to the various sectional clubs
wherein each club would send a rep-
resentative to a monthly meeting, the
purpose of which will be to further
the intArsts of Michigan at Ann Ar-

To Give Skits at.
Election Returns
Union Will Entertain Crowd While
Reports Come in Over
Special Wire
"Hurray for Wilson, he's a darn fine
man," "Yea Hughes, fight 'em, fight
'em, fight 'em."
These crys will resound through the
Union hall tonight as the presidential
election returns come in over a special
Western Union wire. Since reports
from all parts of the country indicate
that the race will be a hot one, it is
more than likely that the Union will
be crowded to the doors. Preparations
to this end have been made.
During the wait from 8 o'clock until
4 o'clock, when the last report will
come in, the crowd will be entertained
with music and funny skits by cam-
pus stars, For the hungry en-
thusiasts, lunches and soft drinks will
be served in the dining room at cost.
Following are the musicians ap-
pearing on the program: Leonard O.
Aldrich, '17E, Abraham J. Gornetzky,
'17, Horace L. Davis, '17, Charles H.
Cottington, '19, Erdmann W. King, '20.
Ernest Stanton, Late of Ambulancee
Corps, Will Give Illustrated
Talk Friday Evening
Mr. Ernest Stanton, of Grosse Isle,
late of the American ambulance corps
in France,. will give a lecture illus-
trated by motion pictures on "Our
American Boys in the European War,"
Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 o'clock, in the
auditorium of the natural science
building. The lecture is under the
auspices of the Cercle Francais, and
the proceeds will be given to the
American ambulance field service.
The pictures, presented by the Tri-
angle Fihu corporation, have been
shown at Newport and various other
places in the east, and wherever
shown have been highly appreciated
by the audience. Mrs. Wm. C. Story,
president general of the D. A. R., rec-
ommends the film very highly, saying,
"it is a stirring appeal and one to be
Mass Meeting to Be Held in Hill AudI-
toriim Before Ithaca Game
Hill auditorium will be the scene of
one of the peppiest send-offs that a
Michigan team has ever had, on Thurs-
day night at 7:30 o'clock when the big
Cornell send-off mass meeting is
staged. At the close of the meeting
the entire student body will escort the
team to the railroad station. The
speakers and the complete program
will be announced later.
re R. R. Cummings Will Talk to Men
from Northern Part of State
The Upper Peninsula club is plan-
ning to start out its social program of
the year with a smoker Thursday
night at the Union. . There will be
plenty of eats and smokes and a num-
ber of snappy talks by prominent men
on the campus. Dr. H. H. Cummings
of the health service, who toured the
whole of the upper peninsula this

SUMmner, while on the health survey
trip, will give a brief talk. The smoker
will be at 7:30 o'clock and every man
from the upper peninsula is invited to
be present at this first meeting of the
The club will give an informal dance
at the Union on Wednesday night, Nov.
29. which will be open to all men from
this section of the state.
lu dependent Girls Elect President
Entusiasm was present aplenty at
the In dei(ndent Girls' club meeting
held ia_ Darbour gymnasium Monday
Grace Rose, '18, was elected presi-
dent to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Evelyn Moore, '17. The
following vice-presidents were elected
by their respective classes: Senior,
Annetta Wood; junior, Bertha Robin-
son; sophomore, Christina A-nnabelle.
Plans for a membership campaign
were discussed and also plans for a.

Believe in Establishment of Regent
with Full Power of Gov-
Berlin, Nov. 6.-What Polish leaders
believe to be the most important fac-
tors to be considered in re-establish-
ment of a Polish nation were outlined
in a statement made by the leader of
the Polish delegation which called on
the German chancellor and Austro-
Hungarian Foreign Minister Baron
Burian. The statement carried in re-
ports from Vienna follows:
"During war time it is impossible
to select authoritative reports of the
Polish nation. Meanwhile we consider
it our right to give expression in the
name of the Polish nation to its un-
mistakeable aspiration to a re-estab-
lishment of a permanent Polish state.
The establishment must be accom-
panied by guaranteeing equal rights to
all citizens. We realize it is now im-
possible to relineate the frontiers,
which can only be decided in accord-
ance with the interests of the central
powers, and the conditi ns under
which the war is brou o a con-
These Decrees Necessary.
The delegation announced it believes
the following decrees necessary:
Establishment of a regent with full
power of government in the Polish
state; abolition of lines of demarca-
tion between the sectional Poland oc-
cupied by the German forces and that
occupied by Austrians; establishment
of a provisional council composed
solely of native elements charged with
drawing up a constitution; organiza-
tion of an administrative government,
and establishment of a military depart-
ment for organization of a Polish
U. S. Cannot Recognize Poland.'
Washington, Nov. 6,-The United
States canmot recognize Poland as an
independent power before the con-
clusion of peace. Regardless of the
reported action of the central powers
in proclaiming Poland an independent
kingdom, her status from the stand-
point of the United States is still "cap-
tured territory," and her future posi-
tion must be settled by the peace ne-
Galicia to Be Autonomous.
Berlin, Nov. 6.-An autonomous gov-
ernment will be granted Galicia by
Austria-Hungary at the close of the
war when the proposed Polish nation
is established, it was announced to-
day, in a statement from Emperor
Franz Josef to his premier, Dr. von
Registrar A. G. Hall Predicts Final
Total of 7,500 Students
by Next May
The enrollment of the University, up
to and including Nov. 1, is 7,271 stu-

dents, according to figures given out
by Registrar Arthur G. Hall yesterday.
This number is distributed as fol-
lows: College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts, 3,115; College of En-
gineering and Architecture, 1,467;
Medical School, 319; Law School, 377;
College of Pharmacy, 108; Home-
opathic Medical School, 55; Dental
School, 348; Graduate School, 286;
summer session (estimated), 995; Sat-
urday classes in Detroit and other
cities (estimated), 300.
These figures show an increase of
290 over last year's enrollment at this
time. Estimating on the percentage of
increase of enrollment during the last
school year, Registrar Hall says that
more than 7,500 students will be mem-
bers of the University next May, when
the final figures will be computed. The
above figures do not include double
registration in the case of combined
courses, which would raise the total
to 7,370.

Professors Talk
on "Presidents
Profs. Reeves, Scott, and Hobbs Give
Interviews to Daily on
Hughes and Wilson
"I consider the presidential election
which takes place today, as being one
of the most important in the history of
the country. A selection by the peo-
ple of either of the candidates will
mean a definite acceptance or rejection
for their solutions to problems which
are of paramount importance. The
future conduct of the United States
with regard to its relations with war-
ring nations, the handling of the Mexi-
can situation, the adoption of a pro-
tective tariff, woman suffrage, com-
merce and labor, and in the matter of
full preparedness, will all be decided
in the choice of president. No matter
who is elected, it is certain that the
future history of the country will be
radically affected."
The foregoingestatement coming
from Prof. J. S. Reeves, of the political
science department, may be said to
voice the general opinion with respect
o the presidential election which takes
place today. A number of members of
the faculty were solicited for opinions
concerning the issues in question, and
while few would go into details, all
were of the opinion that the country
was facing a serious crisis, and much
depended upon the ultimate choice of
the voters at the polls today.
Prof. W. H. Hobbs for Hughes.
This was put forth rather strongly
in a statement made by Prof. W. H.
Hobbs of the geology department, who
"The people do not realize that
President Wilson is, and has always
been a bitter foe to preparedness. His
election will mean little or no change
in his cabinet, and Daniels and Baker
at the head of the navy and army, sup-
porting the president in his pacifist
doctrines would prove themselves most
inconpetent in the event of war.
"The slogan, 'He kept up out of war,'
contains a fallacy. He could scarcely
have gotten into war. The real danger
is yet to come at the close of hostilities
in Europe. A firm hand at the helm
of state will be necessary, and Hughes
has proved that he possesses the at-
tributes of firmness and decision. Wil-
son is an undoubted opportunist. His
vacillating policy tn regard to the
Mexican situation, and his complete
surrender under a threat in the case
of the Adamson bill should cause the
voter to debate seriously before cast-
ing a vote for his re-election."
Prof. J. F. Scott Praises Wilson.
On the other side of the question,
Prof. J. F. Scott of the history de-
partment, said in an interview with a
Daily reporter:
"The policies of President Wilson
have clearly shown his far-sighted-
ness and restraint. The stand he has
taken concerning present-day issues
shows that he thinks not only of to-
day, but of the future as well. The
Mexican situation has been dealt with
as part of a greater policy which is to
aid in cementing our relations with
South America. The Mexicans have
confidence in the president and hope
for his re-election.."
K. W. Heinrich, '17E, Receives Order
From Navy Department
K. Warren Heinrich, '17E, last night
received letters from Washington stat-

ing that by order of the navy depart-
ment of the United States, two divis-
ions of the naval militia of the United
States navy will be formed here at
the University immediately. By order
of the governor, these divisions will
be assigned to the first battalion of
Heinrich left last night for Wash-
ington where he will confer with Com-
mandant J. F. Lewis of the Michigan
naval battalion as to the particulars
of the organization. He will bring
back final and complete plans and the
responsibility for their execution will
be in his hands.
Dr. Angel's Yard Is Scene of Fire
A fire which started in the front of
the late President Emeritus James B.
Angell's yard at 9 o'clock last night,
lent excitement and some anxiety tc
the onlookers until it was quenched.
Two brave engineers just returning
from bluebooks were thme heroes.

The Daily will publish complete SULTS AT THEIR
returns of the residential, gu- 0

bernatorhil, prohibition, "Home
Rule," ald c I ion tmor-
row morning. Also watch for the
pink extra to be on the streets be.
tween midnight and 7 o'clock to.
morrow morning.


Prof. Vibbert Talks to Freshmen
"Eligibility with Regard to
Student Activities"


With a crowd that completely filled
the auditorium of the natural science
building, the first monthly fresh lit as-
sembly of the year 'was held yesterday
Prof. Morris Tilley and Prof. C. O.
Davis, freshman advisors, were the
first speakers. They urged the fresh-
men to consult with them freely on
all scholastic matters in regard to
which they might be in doubt.
Professor C. B. Vibbert, the principal
speaker of the afternoon, next talked
on "Eligibility with Regard to Student
Activities." Professor Vibbert stated
that many freshmen come to the Uni-
versity with the idea that they may
enter any student activity they desire,
and when they try to do so they are
disappointed. He outlined clearly the
eligibility rules for taking part in any
campus activity and stated plainly
that freshmen are allowed to take part
in only freshman affairs.
Following the talks, a short busi-
Dess meeting of the freshman class was
held over which R. C. Stewart, fresh
lit president, presided. The class
adopted a constitution and the presi-
dent announced that committees will
be appointed in the near future. The
business meeting was followed by an
informal gathering of the class, in or-
der that the members might become
better acquainted with each other.
Dr. J. F. Scott, of the history de-
partment, who is in charge of the
fresh lit assemblies this year, pre-
sided over the assembly.
Dean M. E. Cooley Speaks at Marine
Engineering Society Banquet
The Quarterdeck society, honorary
marine engineering society, held an
initiation banquet at the Renellen
Hospice last night. The speakers of
the occasion vere Dean M. E. Cooley,
Prof. H. C. Sadler, Prof. E. M. Bragg,
and E. M. Murphy, '17E.
The initiates were N. Brazell, '18E,
A. M. Cook, '17E, G. W. Spender, '17E,
H. M. Stephen, '18E, F. G. Healy, '18E.

PLACE $10,000,000 IN BETS
Candidate in West Committs Suicide;
Michigan Claimed by Both
Nothing now remains of all the
tremendous forces of election time
but the voting of the citizens, and
the announeement of the count.
Campaigning is over, and the
merits of the various candidates
has gone to the court of last re-
sort. This sentiment is reflected
in the camps of both Republicans
and Democrats.
The middle west, it is believed,
will prove the deciding factor in
the election of the chief executive,
and those who watch returns to-
day will have particular interest
in these results. Locally, state
prohibition is awakening the most
wide spread attention, according
to reports from all parts of the-
state. The gubernatorial position
will also be settled.
Moth parties show every ex-
Iectation of success in today's
President Wilson spent a quiet
day Monday and will cast his bal-
lot this morning at Princeton.
Candidate Hughes will vote near
his legal residence in New York.
Allan L. Benson, Socialist candi-
date, voiced his final appeal yes-
terday in Milwaukee. He delared
that while the Socialist party
could not win this year, a great
vote for it would reduce the- cost
of living at once.
Hughes to Carry Michigani
Detroit, Nov. 6.-Hughes will carry"
Michigan by 100,000 plurality, accord-
ing to a just-before-the-battle state-
ment issued by Republican State
Chairman Mangum this afternoon.
Mangum also predicted election of all
13 Republican congressional nominees
and of the entire state ticket as well
as re-election of United States Sen-
ator Townsend.
Democratic headquarters refused to
consider defeat in Michigan for Presi-
dent Wilson. A statement from Demo-
cratic Chairman Stevenson declared
the president would carry the state,
but he refused to estimate the prob-
able plurality. Stevenson declared
five Democratic congressmen would
also be elected. Odds of 2 to 1 were
offered in Detroit this afternoon that
prohibition would carry.
Wilson Spends Quiet Day.
Asbury Park, N. J., Nov. 6.-Presi-
dent Wilson played golf this morning,
being accompanied by Mrs. Wilson. He
saw a few callers in the afternoon,
among them being Ignace Jan Pader-'
ewski, the pianist, who wished to have
an appeal for Polish relief embodied
in the Thanksgiving proclamation. The
president was in fine spirits.
Those to whom he talked expressed
the opinion that the fight was won.
Many congratulations on "assured re-
election" reached him from all parts
of the country. Tomorrow morning a
motor trip to Princeton where he will
cast his ballot as planned. In the
evening he will get returns from the
executive office at Asbury Park by.
direct telephone.

Expect Fraternity Canvass
Total to 1,300

Will Raise

Not counting the results from the
fraternity campaign, which are not
in yet, the "Y" now has 1,104 paid up
memberships. When the canvass among
approximately 1,400 fraternity men is
completed there is litle doubt that the
membership total will go to 1,300.
As a mark of their approval on the
work of the men in the field, the cam-
paign managers will banquet the team
captains tonight at the home of W. T.
Adams, '17, 1306 Forest avenue.
Returns from the presidential elec-
tion coming into The Daily office will
be given to any interested parties if
they call the Gargoyle office, telephone
number 1926-M. A special man will
be detailed to give the latest reports
as they come in over the wire. The
Daily office will positively not answer
any calls concerning the election as
the entire staff will be busy getting
out the election paper for the morn-


Hughes to Vote in New York.
New York, Nov. 6. - Candidate
Hughes will vote early tomorrow in
a laundry on 44th street, near the
Hotel Astor, his legal residence, fol-
lowing a custom set him by his father.
He will do this before breakfast, but
his managers have withheld the exact
hour today so that throngs will not in-
terrupt his voting.
Benson Cheered Wildly.
Milwaukee, Nov. 6.-Ten thousand
persons wildly cheered Allan L. Ben-
son, Socialist presidential candidate,
in his final appeal for votes here.
(Continued on page six)

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