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VOL. XXVII. No. 70.



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Michigan WillRHave First National
Military Organization Since
Time of Civil War
Noted People to Be Present When Men
of University Take Oath
of Allegiance

* _*
* President Harry B. Hutchins *
* in an interview expressed the *
* hope that the foreign students *
* would receive the hearty co-op- *
* eration and support of the fac- *
* ulty and the student body in the *
* entertainment to be given Jan. *
* 12. "The object in view," he *
* said, "is a most worthy one, *
* namely, the establishment of a *
* loan fund forforeign students. *
* It should appeal to the faculty *
* and student body generally. No *
* pains have been spared to make *'
* the entertainment pleasing and *
* instructive and we should all *
* show our appreciation of the *
* work that has been done and
* our sympathy with the object. *
* The production is worthy of a *
* large audience." *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Comunication Stating Terms to Be
Forwarded to President

_ .._ '

Try-Outs for Chorus Parts to Begin
Monday Night; Play Needs
Many Actors


For the first time since the begin-
ning of the Civil war, a military or-
ganization will be mustered in on the
Michigan campus. On Wednesday
night of next week, the University
naval reserves will be administered the
oath of allegiance and will be formal-
ly taken into the naval reserve of the
United States. At the same time, the
battalion will be presented with their
division flags, a United States flag and
a Union Jack going to each unit.
The ceremony will be in charg& of
Lieut. William N. Richardson, chief of
the recruiting department of the
United States navy. He will be as-
sisted by Col. John S. Bersey, adjutant-
general of the state of Michigan;
Quartermaster-General Rogers, of the
United States army; Commandant J.
Farrand Lewis, commanding officer of
the Michigan naval reserves; Lieut. C.
B. Lundy, chief executive officer of the
same body; Lieuts. W. M. Utley, Wil-
liam Marshall and M. M. Rudd, of the
Detroit division, and Lieut. James
Cooper of the Saginaw division.
President to Attend.
President Harry B. Hutchins will be
present at the ceremony, and invita-
tions have been issued to the deans of
the colleges and the entire faculty of
the University, as well as to city of-
ficials and representatives of the lo-
cal post of the G. A. R. There is also
a possibility of Gov. A. E. Sleeper at-
tending the mustering.
A crack section of blue-jackets will
be sent out Wednesday afternoon by
the Detroit division and will give two
exhibition small arms drills, one in
the afternoon and one in the evening.
The Varsity band will furnish the mu-

New York, Jan. 5. - Washington
Page cabled late tonight from London
saying that the allied reply to Presi-
dent Wilson's peace note was ready
and that it would be forwarded Satur-
It is understood that the terms for
Russia include the evacuation of Con-
stantinople and occupied territory in
that district. The Russians also de-
mand an indemnification for the loss
of property and human life.

Police Reports Strengthen Chain of
Circumstantial Evidence in
Model Mystery

Philadelphia, Jan. 5.-An ever grow-
ing chain of circumstantial evidence
was this afternoon closing around the
name of Bernard Wellsley Lewis,
scion of a wealthy Pittsburg family,
who committed suicide in an Atlantic
City hotel as detectives burst into his
room to arrest him in connection with
the murder of Mazie Colbert.
Police declared the evidence points
even more strongly to him as the
slayer of the stunning little model.
Detectives said today that Henry Fox,
a criminal lawyer, had recognized in
Lewis through newspaper pictures, the
young man who two days ago rushed
into his offices at Norristown and asked
to be defended on a charge of murder.
The man hired an automobile near
Haverford and was intensely nervous
and excited as he talked to the lawyer.
In addition, the chauffeur has also
identified Lewis through the same
means. Another significant develop-
ment this afternoon was admitted by
detectives that blood stains several
days old had been found on the socks
Lewis wore when he killed himself.
These stains, it was said, were below
the shoe tops near the ankles, indicat-
ing that Lewis, if he was in Miss Col-
berts apartment, had removed his

* Washington, Jan. 5.-Henry Ford,
who advertised widely during the re-
cent campaign that he would expend
$100,000 to aid in the re-election of
President Wilson, evidently changed
his mind after he made that state-
Mr. Ford has filed with the clerk of
the house a statement of his expenses
in aiding the Wilson campaign, show-
ing that he spent only $23,529, with
a few bills still unpaid.
French Actors
Togive Plays
Noted Artists Will Appear in Ann Ar-
bor on Jan. 16, Under Auspices
of Cercle Francais

Earl E. Pardee, '17, and A. S. Hart,
'17, are the composers of the book for
the Union opera to be presented by the
Mimes of the University of Michigan
Union. The scenario was written by
the two men in conjunction, while Earl
E. Pardee, '17, composed the dialogue.
Try-outs for chorus parts will be
held at 7 o'clock Monday night, Jan.
8, at the Union. The show this year
requires an especially large chorus
with several feature parts going to
members. 'Those who were unsuccess-
ful in the cast try-outs are also urged
to come out for the chorus. At this
time men will be judged by their stage
presence and their ability to dance
with a partner.
A new system in the writing of the
book was used this year whereby the
scenario was chosen first and then sub-
mitted to the dialogue writers. The,
book is fast rounding into its ultimate
form and was picked by the faculty
committee from the great number sub-
mitted as one of the best operas ever
produced by the Mimes.
Those who were successful at the
cast try-outs held in December will be
notified by mail today.#
Women 's League
Plas at Homes'
Advisory Board Wishes to Know Col-1
lege Girls in More Personal
and Informal Way


Amsterdam, Jan. 5.-Demand
that Imperial Chancellor von
Bethmann-Hollweg resign im-
mediately because of the rejec-
tion of Germany's peace offers is
made today in the Berlin news-
paper, Nueueste Nachrichten,
known as the Krupp's organ.
The newspaper declared that
"Germany regards the chancel-
lor as a weakling and Europe
discredits him because of his
blundering remarks as to Ger-
many's guilt in invading Bel-
* * * * * * * * * * * * *

Hitchcock Resolution Supporting A
tion Passes Upper House by
48 to 17 Vote

State Department Makes First Official
Statement Concerning Peace
Since Lansing's
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Washington, Jan. 5.-Official denial
that President Wilson is at this time
contemplating sending another note to
any of the belligerents on the subject
of peace, was made by Counsellor
Polk of the state department today,
on the authority of the president "The
president is not contemplating sending
another note," Polk said.
Denial was made, it was explained,

The doors of Waterman gymnasium,
where the ceremony will be held, will
be opened at 7 o'clock. The campus
divisions will take the floor at 7:30
o'clock, when the highest ranking of-
ficer of the local organization will turn
over the command to the adjutant-
general, who will then proceed with
the installation of commissioned of-
ficers and the mustering of the entire
When the oath has been adminis-
tered, the flags will be raised and the
campus division will be a regularly en-
rolled member of the national body.
The latter part of the evening will be
devoted to speeches by the officers and
to an exhibition drill by the newly-
mustered divisions.
Admission to the ceremony will be
entirely by invitation. Tickets to the
number of 500 will be distributed
among the members of the organiza-
tion and those desiring to witness the
ceremony may secure them free of
charge from these men.
Buenos Airest Jan. 5.-(Special.)-
In view of the fact that the British
blacklist hits some of the South Amer-,
ican republics even more severely than,
it does the United States, the govern-
ments on this continent are waiting,
with keen anxiety for Washington's re-
ply to Britain's latest note on the sub-,
The Argentine view is that outside
interference in the republic's domestici
trade ought not to be tolerated, regard-
less of British views. The consensus
of opinion concerning the message sent1
in answer to the United States protest1
against the blacklist is fairly summedE
up by Editor Jorgs Mitre of the in-4
fluential paper, La Nacion in the suc-f
cinct comment: "Words!"
Ex-Congressman Back After 21 Months
Cleveland, Jan. 5.-James H. Cassidy,2
former congressman, who disappearedE
21 months ago, returned to Cleveland1
today and said he expected to repay.t
"every cent" he is indebted. Cassidyl
was removed as receiver of the Cleve-
land. Pittsburg Coal companv when ai

Nearly Every Manufacturer of Cars
and Accessories Represented
New York, Jan. 5.-With nearly ev-
ery manufacturer of automobiles and
accessories in the United States re-
presented by exhibits, the greatest au-
tomobile show in the history of New
York opens tomorrow at Grand Cen-
tral palace.
The first floor of the massive palace
is given over to displays of bodies and
completed automobiles, Sixes, fours,
twelves, and eights, are scattered
around over the floor so thick it is al-
most impossible to get around without
stubbing one's toe on a thousand dol-
lar automobile or a jitney bus.
Included in the display are many
freaks, new things in the auto world,
which are getting their share of at-
tention. But, as always has been the
case, the tried ideas predominate.
Sixteen different styles of bodies are
on display.
On the second floor are the access-
ories, from. tiny pins and bolts to a
fully dressed motor, in full operation.
Thousands of visitors are expected
to visit the show today, but the great-I
er crowds are looked for next week..
War brides, sudden rises and falls in
the stock market have made many
hundreds of potential automobile own-
ers in New York and the manufactur-
ers are here to take advantage of the;
Citizens Force Reduced Light Cost,
New York, Jan. 5.-Following citi-
zens' league threats to have their prop-
erty investigated and appaised, the;
New York Edison company and the
United Electric Light and Power com-
pany today reduced their rates from1
8 to 7 cents. The companies expect to
make up the $1,700,000 saving to con-1
sumers by increased business under.I

"Theatre Independent Francais
d'Amerique" is the imposing title of a
company of French actors who will
appear in Ann Arbor on Jan. 16,'under
the auspices of the French faculty and
the Cercle Francais.
Two'short comedies in the original
French will be presented. They are
Marivaux's "Le Jeu de l'Amour et du
Hazard" and "L'Etincelle" by Pailler-
on. The company is made up of a
group of skillful players recuited
from the various theaters of Paris.
They are under the management of M.
Raymond Faure of the famous Odeon
This performance will take the
place of the usual soiree dansant giv-
en each year by the Cercle Francais.-
Prof. Canfield of the French depart-
ment, has been in communication with
Manager Faure for several weeks and
it was not until last night othat de-
finite word was received saying that
the play would be given.
The company presented a long ser-
ies of plays in Chicago this fall and,
their success was immediate and com-
plete. Later they appeared in Madi-1
son at the University of Wisconsin, at
the University of Illinois, in Cincin-
nat, Minneapolis and St. Paul. Int
each city their work was enthusias-
tically received.
An effort will probably be made to
read the two plays in all beginning
French classes during the short time
that remains before they are to be
presented. University Hall will be
used for the performance unless a
more suitable auditorium can be se-

Desiring to know college women in
a more personal and informal way
than has heretofore been possible, the
advisory board of the Women's league
composed of the wives of the faculty,
has planned a group of weekly "at
homes" for all the women of the Un-
iversity, beginning next Thursday aft-
ernoon and continuing until the end
of February,
The announcement, which has been
sent to the head of every house, ex-
presses the hope that these affairs will
not be regarded a added burdens, but
will be made periods of relaxation in
the intimacy of real homes. Girls are
urged to come directly from classes.
forgetting such trifles as white gloves,
or the fact that they have never met
the hostess.
If the plan is a success this year, it
will be carried on more extensively in
the future. The schedule for the at
home days follows as announced:
Mrs. W. D. Henderson, 1001 Forest
avenue, Tuesdays, Jan, 9 and 16; Mrs.
Arthur G. Hall, 1036 Oakland avenue,
Tuesdays, Jan. 23 and 30; Mrs. W. A.
Frayer, 724 E. University avenue,
Tuesdays, Feb. 6 and 13, and Mrs. Roy
W. Cowden, 1016 Olivia avenue, Tues-1
days. Feb. 20 and 27.
Two Women in Colorado Legislature
Denver, Colo., Jan. 5.-Reversing Re-,
publican control of two years ago,
Democrats have a majority of one in
the senate and at least 13 in the houseI
of the Colorado legislature which con-,
vened' here today. There will be onel
woman member in the senate and pos-1
sibly a woman member in the house1
after a contest is decided.t
The chief fight at this session prob-l
ably will center around proposed
amendments to the industrial law. La-I
bor objects to certain clauses of thez
law, especially the one compelling 30
days' notice before a strike can. bet
called. ;
Prohibition legislation will also holdI
an important place. The "dry" lawi
may be strengthened by bills prohibit-

because of reports that President Wil-
son would send another communica-
tion. The state department refused to
be brought. iuto a discussion of what
might be done if ,certain hypothetical
situations arose,tsuch as a more fa-
vorable reply of the allies to the presi-
dent's note than the note to Germany.
The impression was given that the
department considered the stories re-
ferred to as embarrassing to the ad-
ministration in the present situation.
Counsellor Polk said the denial of
President Wilson's reported intentions
had been sent to every foreign lega-
tion and embassy.
Polk's statement was the first of an
official nature to be made by an ad-
ministration official regarding the
"peace note situation" since Secretary
Lansing's two "interpretative state-
ments," following publication of the
president's note to the belligerents.
Government of Oregon Town Passes
Into Hands of Gentler Sex
Umatilla, Ore., Jan. 5.-Umatilla's
city government passed this week into
the hands of a woman administration.
From Mrs. Laura Starcher, mayor,
down to the police department, all of-
ficials are of the gentler sex except
two lonely males who must serve as
"holdovers" in the council.
E. E. Starcher, railroad telegrapher,
handed over the robes of office to his
wife. He vacated the little room where
he has directed the town's destinies
for many months and the madam took
the helm. One of Mrs. Starcher's first
acts will be to name the woman po-
lice force.
"A woman can do the work," said
Mayoress Starcher, "better than any
man." She added that if any obstrep-'
erous law-breaker invaded Umatillal
during the female regime, a man or
something would, be designated to
handle the situation, under orders from
the chiefess.
On taking office Mrs. Starcher prom-j
ised the city a business administra-
tion, and said she would effect im-
provements her husband's regime1
failed to attempt.

' Measure Amended by Jones of Wash
ington, Republican, Supported
by Democrats
(United Press Staff Correspondent)_
Wshington, Jan. 5.-Shorn of an
idea of endorsing either a war or a
break with Germany, or of approving
"entangling alliances" or of interfer-
ences with European affairs, the Hitch.
cock resolution approving Presideni
Wilson's note to belligerents passed
the senate late today by a vote of 4
to 17.
The vote came at the close of a
afternoon of dramatic speeches iI
which Senator Lewis, major whip, de-
clared the war could not go on with-
out involving America, that America
would accept no more apologies for
mistakes and injuries.
I Efforts to substitute a minority reso-
lution for Senator Hitchcock's resolu-
tion failed, but at last, with the Hitch-
cock resolution toned down, the sen-
ate rushed through its work and many
Republicans joined the Democrats in
accepting the measure as amended by
Senator Jones, Washington, a Repub-
lican. The senate, by the vote this
afternoon, approved merely the presi-
dent's request for peace teĀ±'ms.
Republicans Satisfied.
Republicans said they were satisfied
that this innoculated the idea of ap-
proving the whole note with its ad-
mitted threat to Germany, and its im-
plied plan of joining an "entangling al-
liance" to enforce peace. Senator
Townsend of Michigan voted in favor
of the resolution. Smith of Michigan
did not vote.
In the debate preceeding the vote,
Lewis declared "the idea of a world
guarantee of peace as put forth by the
president's note, would be a bar to ag-
gressive offenses against small nations
hereafter." Lewis said Senator Lodge
had caused it to be understood that an
agreement was in the note whereby
the United States would, following
peace, join a world league for the en-
forcing of peace which might mean the
overthrow of the Monroe Doctrine.
No Effect on Monroe Doctrine.
"I defy him to lay his finger on any
part of that note that would justify
this deduction," the Illinois senator
thundered. He declared the Monroe
Doctrine and our Asiatic policy were
in no manner affected by anything in
the note. In conclusion, Lewis pre-
sented his "version of America" a na-
tion enthroned "waving a wand of
love." After Lewis closed his speech
Townsend of Michigan forced a record
vote on Hitchcock's motion for further
consideration of his resolution.
Lewis intimated that Senator Lodge
was prompted yesterday to refer to
statements credited to Count Andrassy
that "Germany's peace terms were be-
fore President Wilson," by a desire to
send broadcast the impression that
"the president's action was takenat
the instance of Germany."
Lewis for America.
"I am not for Germany. I am not for
the allies," said Lewis impressively.
"I am for America, and I could not
be influenced to stand against a move
that would bring peace to humanity.
I can never adhere to the doctrine that
permanent peace can be attained by
beating down a people in debt and
hunger-beating them down to very
subjugation. The very debate on this
resolution has done more injury to the
cause of peace which the president has
sought to give impulse than an other
opposition, from any other force in
this country."
Lewis intimated that the proposed
world guarantee of peace through- a
league would prevent any Imposition
on American interests.

Washington, Jan. 5.-Americans may
find difference between their senti-
ments and their practices by reflect-
ing on the lines of their national
hymn. J. Horace McFarland, president
of the American Civic Federation, told
the National Parks conference being
conducted here by the interior depart-
"Just think over 'I love thy rocks
and rills, thy woods and templed
hills,"' said Mr. McFarland. "We
mine out the one and chop out the
"The American who makes his
money contributing dust and smoke
and noise generally goes abroad 'and
preaches about our wonderful national
parks which he would like to convert
to timber; the great. Niagara Falls
which he would like to convert to wa-
ter power, and our grand canyon of
Colorado around which they wish to
build a trolley line."

ing shipment of liquor into the state
and making it a criminal offense to
have liquor in one's possession.
Fares Go Up 50 Per Cent in England
Londonx$an. 5.-Railroad fares have
gone up 50 per cent in England. If
the same thing had been done in the
United States it would mean that a
ticket from Indiana polis to New York
would cost $31.50 instead of $21.
The government has taken over the
railroads in England and its reason for
increasing the fares is twofold; first
to discourage unnecessary travel; sec-
ond to keep the railroad passenger
revenue at the same level.

Election Fraud Probe Head Goes West
Washington, Jan. 5.-"Important de-
velopments" are expected shortly by
the department of justice in the presi-
dential election fraud probe in Ohio,
Indiana and Illinois, it was announced
Frank C. Dailey of Indianapolis,
special investigator, returned to the
west today to continue his probe. Of-
ficials refused to explain what the
"important developments" might be.


* * * * * * * * * *


Berlin, Jan. 5.-Berlin offici-
ally announced tonight the Ger-
man and Bulgarian capture of
Draila. The combined forces
have driven the Rumanians en-
tirely out of Dobrudja.

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