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J. N. McBride, State Markets Director,
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Traverse City, Mich., Nov. 24.-The
opinion of J. N. McBride, state mark-
ets director, that there will be a pota-
to famine in 1917 unless the .supply is
conserved, is backed up by potato ex-
perts who have gathered here to ob-
tain all the potatoes they can, re-
gardless of price.
There has been almost a normal
crop up in this section of the state
this year, but the potatoes raised in
the group of counties with Wexford
on the south is not as large as it
would have been had not the call of
Detroit and other cities been heeded
by hundreds of men.
"Wherever you drive, you will find
little tar paper shacks boarded up and
the fields given over to weeds," said
a buyer whose business takes him
over the entire country.
"The owners have given up and gone
to Detroit, Flint, and other industrial
cities. Instead of being producers,
they are consumers now and are help-,
ing to deplete the supply."
"Detroit is to blame," said Perry F.
Powers, of Cadillac, former state la-+
bor commissioner, when questioned.
"Detroit is to blame for the extremely.
high wages paid to diggers. It took
so many men out of this country.",l
But the abandoning of these littlec
homes in the clearings is not the onlyf
premise on which the threat of po-
tatoes in the luxury class is based.<
The federal government crop report is1
another indication. The crop estimates
for Michigan show 20,945,000 bushelsc
for last year, which was, not a goods
year for potatoes, against 16,400,000
bushels for this year. Along with this,
is the state report. This shows that
the average of 86 bushels to the acre,
for the entire state, has dropped to
45.22 bushels, while the total yield for
the state is given at 22,266,664 bushelsc
this year, against 28,776,634 bushelst
last year. Then the government re-r
port shows a 29,000,000 bushel short-n
age for the ten-year average.C
Nor is the outlook for next year as-s
suring, say the experts. Tempted by
the high prices, many farmers ared
selling even their seed, and some,d
thinking the high prices were but a
flurry, have sold even their own sup-s
One of the big added attractions for
the Michigan Union football smoker te
be hefd tonight at Weinberg's colis-
eum, is the "College Life" film, which
was staged by students in Ann Arbor
a few weeks ago. The film has been
loaned by the Ann Arbor civic asso-
ciation and will be run directly after
the speeches and presentation of the
"M's" and All-Fresh numerals.
In theme, the film is the story of a
verdant freshman who comes to Mich-
igan, bubbling over with pathetic en-
thusiasm for college life. His life
throughout the years of his career at
the University is shown, accentuating
his development, and depicting the
events in the student's life. Not only
in trials and tribulations does this
film show the effervescent "stude,"
but also in his moments of success
All the University buildings and
points of campus interest are shown,
as well as the various dormitories and
fraternity and sorority houses. Scenes
of the campus at rush hours between
classes are flashed on the screen, and
various places of civic beauty and im-
The real feature of the film is the
picture of the Michigan-M. A. C. game
of which nearly the whole contest is
shown in the "flickers." All the im-
portant plays are caught by the cam-
era man, and it is believed that the op-
portunity to review one of the best
victories of the year will prove an ad-
ditional drawing card for the big
ILL GIVE DEMONSTRATION
AT CHESS CLUB MEETING
W. T. Adams, '17, will give a demon-
stration of Ruy Lopez and its varia-
tions, discussing and illustrating the
mid-gains resulting from it, to the
members of the Chess club at 6:30
o'clock tonight in room 173 natural
science building. In a correspondence
game with Harvard two years ago, Mr.
Adams won the game with the open
defense which he worked out himself.
The Chess club was recently pre-
sented with a number of books from
the Ljbrary, through the assistance of
E. E. Bishop, librarian. The books do-
nated are: "Chess Players' Compend-
ium," Cook; "Chess Strategy," Ed-
ward Lasker; "Common Sense in
Chess," Emanuel Lasker; "Chess Open-
ings," E. Freeborough, and "Interna-
tional Chess Congress, St. Petersburg,
The Chess club at present has a
larger enrollment than that of last
year, with possible further gains be-
fore the end of the first semester. All
non-members are cordially invited to
attend the regular meeting tonight.
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THINK POISON SOUP' CRIME
SOLVED BY RECENT ARREST
Chicago, Nov. 24.-Confident that the
man under arrest in Spalding, Neb.,
Is Jean Crones, the Chicago police
this afternoon telegraphed a warrant
for his arrest, and at the same. time
"wired a copy of the indictment charg-
ing him with the "person soup" crime.
The prisoner will be held until Chi-
cago police can reach Spalding. Crones
is said by the police to have poisoned
the soup at a banquet at which Arch-
bishop Mundelein was a speaker. Two
hundred were made Ill but no one
HOMEOPATHIC FACULTY GIVES
ANNUAL BANQUET TO STUDENTS
The faculty of the Homeopathic
Medical School will give their annual
banquet to the students of the depart-
ment at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening at
the Michigan Union. The affair will
be followed by a formal party of the
Homeopathic Hospital guild at Pack-
Dr. Dean W. Myers will act as toast-
master. The principal speakers of the
evening are Prof. Evans Holbrook and
Ansel 13. Smith, '09. There will also
be several extemporaneous speeches
and short talks from the students of
This is the only college in the Uni-
versity that gives a banquet to its
students. All students, members of
the faculty, and their wives are in-
INEFORMAL LUNCHEON GIVEN
FOR GUESTS OF CONFERENCE
An informal luncheon was given by
the local members of the Association
of Collegiate Alumnae at Foster's last
night in honor of the out of town
guests present in Ann Arbor for the
Mrs. Gertrude Martin, the national
executive secretary of Collegiate'
Alumnae from Ithaca, N. Y., Mrs. Ed-
ward C. Schmidt, vice-president of the
local section of Collegiate Alumnae
from Urbana, Ill., and Miss Gertrude
Gogin, industrial secretary of the W.
C. A., were the guests of honor.
About 40 guests were present, and
all were given the opportunity to meet
the visitors in a very informal way.
Robbed of $14,000 Jewels by Bandit
Arkansas City, Nov. 24.-A bandit at
revolver's point at noon today held up
Clarence Mogle, clerk of the E. L. Mc-
Dowell Jewelry Co., made Mogle hand
over $15,000 worth of diamonds. He
then locked Mogle in the vault and
escaped. Mogle was alone, the other
clerks having gone to lunch.
Awards Contracts for Two Destroyers
Washington, Nov. 24.-Secretary of
the Navy Daniels this afternoon
awarded contracts for two destroyers,
the only ones remaining under the last
appropriation bill, to the Mare Island
navy yard, California, at $968,105 each.
Deliveries are to be made in 18 and 20
Appoint Union :Dance Committee
Ike Fischer's orchestra will furnish
the music for the Union dance tonight.
Those named for the committee for
this week's dance are: Gerveys Grylls,
'17, chairman, Robert M. Schiller, '18,
and John A. West, '20E.
Every farmer should retain at least
five bushels of potatoes for seed, says
Mr. McBride, but with five bushels
worth $7.50, there is a strong tempta-
tion not to follow this advice.
It is pointed out also that in 1917,
there will be a strong foreign demand,
as Europe will hardly be in condition
to produce potato crops. These factors
will make this year's prices seem
small, declare those whose business it
is to keep one guess ahead of the
Says Roumanian Case Not Critical
London, Nov. 24.-Major-General
Morris, director of military operations,
in an interview this afternoon declared
he did not consider the Roumanian
"In my opinion the German gains in
Roumania do not overbalance their
losses on the Ancre, around Monastir
and along the Carso," he said. "These
have resulted from the Germans' ne-
cessity of weakening other fronts to
make their efforts toward Bucharest.
"The Roumanian situation is not
critical. There is reason to believe
that the Russians will send them time-
ly reinforcements. The weather too is
on the side of the allies."
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Society Holds Banquet at
Cabinet Club Will Hold Annual Dance
The Cabinet club, composed of Mich-
igan students and alumni who live in
Washington, D. C., will hold their
tenth informal dance on Dec. 27, in the
ball-room of the New Willard hotel in
Washington. This dance is always
held during the Christmas holidays
and is the principal social event of
the club during the year.
Catholic Students Meet December 2
The second meeting of the Catholic
Students' club will be held at the
Parkard academy at 2 o'clock, Dec. 2,
instead of Dec. 1. All members, espe-
cially young women, are invited to at-
tend the meeting. After the end of
the business session the usual dance
will be given from 2:30 to 5:30 o'clock.
Nine junior laws were taken into
Archons, junior law society, at its fall
initiation Friday night. After the ini-
tiation a banquet was given in honor
of the newcomers at the Delta Cafe.
George F. Hurley, '18L, acted as toast-
master and Prof. J. B. Waite repre-
sented the law faculty. Other speak-
ers of the evening were Lester Moll,
'17L, James Cartwright, '18L, and
William C. Allen, '18L.
The initiates are: R. G. Dunn, D.
S. Elliott, J. M. Irwin, E. J. Gorman,
Frank Houghton, A. F. Paley, L. J.
Reisch, G. R. Whitmer, and W. C.
NAVY IS 20,000 BELOW STRENGTH
Rear Admiral McGowan Makes Report
Before House Subcommittee
Will Deliver Two Lectures on Subject
of South and Building of Nation
Prof. U. B. Phillips of the history
department, will deliver two lectures
in Boston, Mass., on Nov. 28 and 29,
at the annual Lowell Institute's series
of lectures. His subject for both lec-
tures is "The South and the Building
of the Nation."
This series of lectures is financed
by the interest of a sum of $250,000,
one-half the fortune of John Lowell,
who in 1832, gave this sum for the
purpose of paying the expenses of a
series of lectures to be given annually
in the city of Boston. The trustee of
the sum is President A. L. Lowell of
Harvard University, who is a direct
descendant of the donor. The lectures
have been given annually and many of
the foremost scholars and scientists of
the United States and the world have
already appeared in the series.
Prof. F. L. Paxson, now of the his-
tory department of the University of
Wisconsin, but formerly of the history
department of the University of Michi-
gan,, will also deliver one of the lec-
tures in this year's series.
TO GIVE VARIED PROGRAM
IN YPSILANTI TONIGHT
An interesting and varied program
will be rendered by the Philadelphia
orchestra under the direction of Leo-
pold Stokowski in Pease auditorium,
in Ypsilanti, at 8 o'clock tonight. The
orchestra is composed of 94 musicians.
The numbers on the program are:
Overture: "Don Giovanni," Mozart;
symphony No. 3, in F major, opus 90,
Brahms; variations on a theme of
Tschaikowsky, Arensky; and Fantasia,
"Francesca da Rimini," opus 32,
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listed strength of the United States
navy is 20,000 below its authorized
strength, Rear Admiral McGowan told
the house naval subcommittee Thurs-
day. He said that since July 1, when
there were 50,000 enlisted men on the
rolls, less than 1,000 were entered.
"It is not that the men do not re-
ceive fair wages, but that most of
them cannot keep up their homes on
their present pay," McGowan said in
reply to a suggestion that wages be
raised. "High pay in the industrial
world," he declared, "is drawing men
Revision of Thomas A. Edison's plan
for a naval experimental laboratory
to reduce its cost from the original
$2,000,000 estimate to $1,500,000, was
announced by Rear Admiral Harris.
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