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Kreuser Discusses Modern German
Military Training for Young len
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ODD BOWS and TIES
and collars are hard to find. And when one finds
them, their prices are usually prohibitive. Perhaps
that is why girls h,6pperi in every now and then and
ask to be shown the new neckfixings--they are dis-
tinctive, and their pricef, are "just ordinary."
Otto T. Kreuser, '17, in the last ar-
ticle of a series of five about Germany
tells of the German army.
No institution in Germany is more
misunderstood by the average Amer-
ican than the German army. Not that
we do not hear enough about it, for
we do until we are tired of the sub-
ject. But the basisandrpolicy of the
whole military system remain to us
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ALL FOREIGN STUDENTS
Faculty to Entertain Men and Women
From Other Countries on
About 200 invitations have been sent
out to the foreign students asking for
their presence at a reception which
will be given in Barbour gymnasium at
3 o'clock Saturday night, Dec. 2. Presi-
dent Harry B. Hutchins and Mrs.
Hutchins land the heads of the various
departments will- receive. A reception
of this kind was first given by the Uni-
versity authorities in 1914, and a re-
newal this year promises to make the
affair an annual event.
Prof. J. A. C. Hildner, chairman of
the board of advisers to foreign stu-
dents, will be iu charge of the pro-
gram. This will consist of singing,
recitations, short talks, and a variety
of other acts by the foreign students.
It is hoped that the majority of for-
eign students in the University will be
present at the reception and especial-
ly the new students who entered this
All foreign students are invited to
the social function whether they re-
ceive invitations or not, due to the
fact that Professor Hildner may not
have their names.
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The strength of tlie German army or
peace footing is one per cent of th
population or about 650,000 men, an
83,000 non-commissioned officers and
about25,000 commissioned officers.
But opposed to the system in vogu
in England and the United States, this
army (aside from the officers) does
not consist of professional soldiers
but of youths undergoing a military
training who have no intention of be
ing soldiers at all unless their coun-
try should be involved in war. It i
no more and no less than a school in
which the officers are the teachers.
These are comparatively permanent
while the "pupils" go to school, get
through with it and get out again.
All Classes Attend School
All classes of the population from
the highest to the lowest pass through
this school. The nobleman and the
peasant, the judge on the bench, and
the doorkeeper of his cotirt, the phy-
sician and the man who drives his
carriage, the wealthy manufacturer,
and the man that takes his wage-all
"serve," and for a certain period of
their lives they are all treated alike,
for the army handles all classes with
Able-bodied men in all walks of life
are supposed to pass through this
school. Most of them serve for two
years in the infantry, some for three
years in the artillery or cavalry. Dur-
ing this time that state takes posses-
sion of them and pays all their ex-
penses. The training is thorough and
the discipline rigid. Through them
vast numbers of young men learn for
the first time what it is to put forth
real (effort and to obey.
Young men who have had at least
nine years of education in the high-
er public schools and who pay their
own expenses during their term of
service may at their option serve only
one year in any branch of the army.
At the end of their year (after having
taken some special examinations),
they are promoted to the rank of of-
ficers of the reserve.
Soldiers Learn Trade
It is evident that the German gov-
ernment makes a rather heavy de-
mand upon the time of its able-bodied
male population. But this time is not
wholly lost. What is gained in dis-
cipline, orderly habits, cleanliness,
and prompt obedience goes far toward
making up what is lost in time. The
astonishing development which Ger-
man industries have to show, is to no
small extent due to the discipline
which the workmen and managers
have been subjected to in the army.
Furthermore, men have a good oppor-
tunity to perfect themselves in, or
even to learn, trades of all kinds such
as those of the cobbler, tailor, cook,
Without doubt there are Germans
who would rather not have to spend
two or th'ree years in this school
furnished by the army. No American
keenly enjoys paying taxes. But sen-
sible Americans regard it as neces-
sary that taxes should be paid and
good Americans pay them with grace.
Military service in Germany, how-
ever, is by no means so unpopular as
is the payment of taxes in America.
All classes are obliged to serve, so
that no one feels that he is being dis-
criminated against. Nor are the years
of service generally disliked. Young
Germans are generally proud of hav-
ing served and with the masses of the
people the army is not unpopular
Position Demands Army
It must always be kept in mind that
the size of the army is determined by
the representatives of the people, and
that, therefore, the military system is
the expression of its will and repre-
sents its judgment of what is called
for by the situation.
It is not my privilege at this time to
enter into a discussion of the phrase
"German militarism," that has been
so liberally displayed upon the ban-
ners of certain agitators. I wish, how-
ever, to conclude my remarks by re-
minding my readers that the German
army, which is there by the will of
the German people, is there not in
order to satisfy the militaristic spirit
or jingoismof the nation, but for
Germany is vulnerable on two sides
by land, by nations who have support-
ed both in proportion to their popula-
tion and geographical situation a con-
siderably larger army than Germany,
and this previous to the existence of
the present German army. This men-
ace, therefore, justifies in the opinion
of the German people, a burden, which
under no other conditions they could
have been induced to take upon them-
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WOMEN'S LEAGUE BEGINS
WORK 'FOR RED CROSS
Members to Meet Two Afternoons Each
Week to Make Articles for
Tooth brushes, chocolate, pipes, soap,
towels, and mouth organs-these are
some of the articles to be placed in
the comfort bags, which the Womeir's
league, in conjunction with the nation-
al Red Cross, in preparing to send to
the soldiers for Christmas. Under the
direction of the social service commit-
tee of the' league, college women will
meet two afternoons a week at Bar-
bour gymnasium to make and fill these
The first meeting will be held at 3
o'clock, Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the gym-
nasium, and all girls are urged to help,
and to come in for only a short time,
if they cannot be present all after-'
noon. Townswomen are also invited
to help, as it is the hope of the com-
mittee to make and fill 100 of these
bags, to be sent off before Christmas.
The league is the only agency doing
Red Cross work in Ann Arbor this
After Christmas the work will be-
come more general and will include
tearing and rolling of bandages, com-
press foldinF, and if possible, garment
making. College women in all the
state universities and eastern colleges
are actively engaged in this sort of
relief work, and it is hoped that Michi-
gan may add her share.
Elizabeth Hall, '18, is chairman of'
the social service committee, under
which the work is to be done, and she,
will be assisted by Mrs. ,Burr, who has,
had experience in directing war relief
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STYLUS, WOMEN'S HONORARY
SOCIETY, ELECTS MEMBERS
Stylus, women's honorary literary
society, has elected the following wom-
en to membership: Helen Frank, grad.,
Gertrude Miller, grad., Margaret
Klein, '18, and Grace Ackerman, '18.
Dixie Club to Elect Officers Monday
The Dixie club will have a special
business meeting at the Union at 7:30
o'clock Monday evening. All mem-
bers of the society are urgently re-
quested to be present, for the purpose
of electing a president for the present
school year and plan out a definite
schedule for coming events.
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St. Johns Students to Meet S
Between 30 and 40 Michigan stude
who formerly attended St. Johns h
school will gather for their first
tumn meeting sometime during
week after Thanksgiving. In the p
they have organized to urge promih
athletes and scholars from the cen
Michigan town to attend the Univ
sity, and have sent to their high sch
some of the University publicatio
It is expected that the same policy v
be considered at the meeting i
week, when the club will elect new
Miners May Get Old Age Pensi
Recommendations have been m
to the United Mine Workers of A
erica that pensions be paid to me
bers over 60 years old.
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