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Equipment for Scientific Investigation
in North to Include Monoplanes
and Ten Men
By Capt. Robert A. Bartlett,
(Commander of the Projected Bartlett
Polar Expedition.)
Washington, Jan. 9.-Equipped for
a scientific study of the Polar regions,
800,000 square miles of which never

have been sailed or trod by man, the
Bartlett Polar expedition, the first
purely scientific expedition to enter the
far north, will sail from the United
States during the summer of 1918.
Scientific research, rather than dis-
covery, will be our first object.'
I will take but ten me into the
Polar belt with me-including ship's
crew, mechanicians, and scientists.
Each will be a man of tried calibre,
for there will be no return to the civil-
ized world under three to five years at
Two or three scout type monoplanes,
an innovation in Polar expeditions,
will be. included in our equipment to
supplement the customary dogs and
How the niatural forces operate at
the pole; whether the perpetually mov-
ing floes of the Arctic sea, swirl in a
continuous circle about the pole;
whether their movement is directed
by a constant east wind, so frequently
noted in former expeditions, or wheth-
er by ocean currents; just what atmos-
pheric conditions prevail; those are
some of the questions we hope to be
able to answer before the trip is con-
A careful study of the life on the
ocean-floor of the Arctic, with com-
parisons with the animal life of other
waters, will also form a part of the
research work. Charting of new lands
and soundings of the Arctic ocean in
various latitudes are further objec-
Our ship will be built of toughest
live oak, with special constructive fea-
tures to resist the terrific impact witi
ice floes naturally to be expected on
such a trip. It will be small, to per-
mit of quick moving, which is often
imperative to escape being caught and
crushed between rapidly 'approaching
ice fields.
The ship will carry a most complete
equipment of scientific instruments,
many supplied by the United States
coast survey.
Tinned foods of. all kinds, tea, cof-
fee and chocolate, will be carried to
provide a varied diet for the long
period. Our principal food, however,
will consist of seal, walrus and polar
bear steaks. We can kill several thou-
sand of these and pile them up on the
ice, covered with . snow, as our food
Starting out from some port on the
Pacific, probably Seattle, in July, we
will pass through Bering Strait and
proceed north around Alaska. Arriv-
ing at some point off the American
coast in September, we will "set" the
ship in the rapidly forming ice fields,
and resign ourselves to a continuous
drift with the ice.
We expect to come out at some point
between Spitsenbergen and Greenland.
In thus drifting with the ice, we will
be able to note its trend and just what
forces are operating in its directions.
The theory that at some former age,
the earth's equator was located at
what is now the pole and changed to
its present position by a "flip-flop" of
the earth, may be somewhat cleared up
by a study of dead fauna life of the
Arctic ocean.
The expedition will include some dis-
tinguished metrologist, in order that
an intensive study of the atmospheric
laws obtaining at the pole, may be
made in the interests of science and
West Point, N. Y., Jan. 9.-The fea-
ture games of the Army's 1917 foot-
ball schedule are those with Pennsyl-
vania, Notre Dame, and Navy. All con-
tests will be played here, except the
annual clash with the Navy at the
Polo grounds in New York. The sched-

ule follows:
Sept. 29, Holy Cross; Oct. 6, Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania; Oct. 13, Uni-
versity of West Virginia; Oct. 20,
Springfield Y. M. C. A. college; Oct.
27, Villa Nova; Nov. 3, University of
Notre Dame; Nov. 10, University of
Maine; Nov. 17, Bowdoin; Nov. 24,
United States Naval academy at New

Claims Showing Monday Night In-
sures Success of Union Opera
This Year
"It was positively the most wonder-
ful thing I have ever seen," said
Charles Morgan, director of the Opera,
referring to the magnificant turnout
of nearly 200 men for the chorus, Mon-
day night. "I have produced plays at
colleges in the Eact where the annual
operas are the most important phase
of university life to the student, and
never have I seen anything to com-
pare with it. When I consider that
only 36 men can be taken, the task of
picking them appals me. Every single
man who lined up in the final parade
and dance Monday night possessed a
great deal of merit, and the competi-
tion will be most keen. There are six
men trying out for each chorus posi-
tion. I was very pleased also to see
so many men from last year's show
turn out. Usually it is only at schools
like Pennsylvania where the dramatic
organization is a close one that men
come out for the chorus more than
one year. - It is to me ample proof that
last year's production was a success,
and that the men want to help put
across another big hit for Michigan."
"Unless examinations play too im-
portant a role we shall have a remark-
able cast this year," said Mr. Morgan.
Most of the "Tres Rouge" cast is on
deck, and there is a world of new tal-
ent, especially for the female parts.
The varied nature of the parts gives
an opportunity for a wide diversity of
work on the part of both male and
female characters. I think the show
this year will be far ahead of the 1916
production. In the first place, the
book is much better, the material for
the personel is better, and we have
more time in yvhich to work up the:
YJ'I.C.A.Huts in
Deserted Trenches
By J. W. Pegler
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
London, Jan. 9.-(By Mail.)-The
fighting front holds no terrors for the
Y. M. C. A. Its huts are built wherever
soldiers go.
A. K. Yapp, general secretary, after
a tour of the British sector, is back in
London today with an account of the
Y. M. C. A.'s work in housing soldiers
and proiding them with simple lux-
uries that do much to maintain the
buoyant spirits of the Tommies.
"We have established huts in the
catacombs of Ypres and Loos," he said,
"and one is placed in the grounds of a
Trappist monastory. There are others
in the Somme territory recovered from
the Germans, forming little cheer-
posts for Tommies amid the awful des-
olation and knee-deep mud of the re-
cent battle fields.
"From the camps at the base the
hut lines extend to advanced positions
of the front. We are even developing
the dug-out idea for housing men tem-
porarily and providing them with
warm food and chocolate."
Xany of the Y. M. C. A. establish-
ments are well within range of the
German shell fire, but these usually are
protected as well as possible by nat-
ural concealments.
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
* *
* Majestic-Vaudeville. *
* *
* Orpheum-Ruth Roland in "Sul. *
* tana" *
* *
* Arcade-Ethel Clayton and Car- *

* lyle Blackwell in "Broken *
* Chains." Also Mutt and Jeff *
* comedy. *
* * * * * * * * * * * * *

Graduates of Recognized Engineering
Schools Can Enter Navy
as Officers
Examinations were held yesterday
in all the principal cities of the coun-
try for applicants for appointments to
ensignships in the navy. A recent act
of congress has made it possible for
any graduate of an engineering college
of recognized standing to enter the
navy as a commissioned officer by
passing a mental and physical examin-
The 30 applicants who receive the
highest standing in the mental test
and who are physically fit, will be ap-
pointed ensigns with engineering
duties only. The applicants must be
between 20 and 25 years of age and
have a degree from an engineering
school in marine, mechanical or elec-
trical engineering. The physical tests
are practically the same as at An-
napolis. The mental examinations in-
clude questions on marine engines,
boilers, electricity, applied mechanics,
heat, hydraulics, physics, chemistry,
and shop methods.
After three years in the service the
applicant may be advanced to the
rank of junior lieutenant by passing
another examination. The pay of an
ensign is $1,870 a year while at sea and
$1,700 a year while on shore.
News of Capital
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 9.-Governor
Sleeper, when the senate convened this
afternoon sent to that body for con-
formation the following list appoint-
Fred L. Woodworth of Caseville,
Huron county, as dairy and food com-
missioner for the term ending, Dec.
31, 1918.
Cassius R. Benton of Northvill,
member of the state board of tax com-
missioners for the term ending the
firpt Wednesday in January, 1923.
Addison A. Keiser, Ludington, as a
member of the Michigan railroad com-
mission for the term ending, Jan. 15,
William M. Smith, St. Johns, mem-
member of industrial accident board
to succeed Claude S. Carney for the
term ending Aug. 31, 1922.
Phelps Ferris, Big Rapids, mem-
ber of the Mackinac Island state park
commission to succeed E. 0. Wood,
resigned, for the term ending, Jan.
21, 1923.
These appointments, though not of-
ficially issued until yesterday, have
been known for some days.
Ferris, who is appointed to the
Mackinac Island commission, is a son
of ex-Governor Ferris.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 9.-Rep. Sey-
mour Person of Lansing, after confer-
ring with the game warden's depart-
ment will introduce a bill in the legis-
lature which is calculated to put a
stop to pot hunting of quail and part-
ridge. It will provide for alternate
open seasons for these birds and will
limit the number which a hunter may
bag. It will require that each bird
killed be tagged with a tag furnished
by the state game warden's depart-
ment. Finding of untagged birds in a
hunter's possession will subject him
to a penalty.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 9.-Provisions
for an appropriation for the upkeep of
insanity clinics now being held in sev-

eral counties and to be extended to
others will be asked of the legislature,
according to Dr. Herman Ostrander,
head of Kalamazoo state hospital for
the insane. Dr. Ostrander was in
Lansing the last of the week arrang-
ing for a clinic here. The purpose of
the clinics is to aid the the insane
before they reach the hospital or to
bring corrective treatment to those
whose mental balance is threatened.
Feeble-minded and families of insane
are examined by the clinic and home
conditions considered. Lansing is to
have a clinic under the auspices of
Probate Judge L. B. McArthur and the
associated charities.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 9: - Capitol
clerks who will ask that their salaries
range from $1,000 to $1,400 instead of
from $800 to $1,200 as now, will pre-
sent their requests to the legislature
through a special committee and will
refrain from indiscriminate buttonhol-
ing of legislators, which might be-
come offensive and defeat their pur-
pose. Granting of their requests will
probably result in the cutting of the

annual vacation from four weeks to
two wveeks.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 9.-Per capita
fire loss of Lansing for 1916 was ap-
proximately $1.50. But .for a $50,000
fire at the Lansing wagon works the
per capita loss wouldahave been below
50 cents. Three years ago Lansing
led the state and was the second low-
est city in the country in per capita
fire loss.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 9.-Co-opera-
tive riding is the latest fad to break
the power of the street railway com-
pany in Lansing. Reo Motor Car com-
pany employees owning, cars pick up
fellow workmen to the capacity of the
car. Once a week operating expenses
and repair bills are audited and the
total paid by the riders. The owner of
the car has the use of it at all other
Ohio State: Iinature gold football
watchfobs were presented to the
members of Ohio State's football
squad at a football dance in their
honor Friday evening. This is not
to take the place of initialed
sweaters, as those will also be given
to the team as a reward for theif

Woman Who Rises to Rank of
Full Professorship a Gifted Persor
By Mildred Mighell. professorship in other than adminis
A woman who rises to the rank of trative or technical lines.
full professorship in a coeducational Where home economics is offered a
pat of the curriculum of the univer-
university is either an extremely gifted part the carns invaiably held by
or fortunate member of her sex. In woman, and high positions are often
examining the lists of officers of in- held by women in music. But as thesE
struction in a large number of univer- branches are not given in this Univer
sity catalogues, it is a rare occurrence sity, a comparison must eliminat
these cases from consideration. A
to discover in an institution more than administrative positions held by wom
one professor who bears a feminine en are usually of a type which coul
given name. not possibly be filled by men, they
Although the University of Michigan may also be disregarded in ascertain
differs radically from similar institu- ing the policy of coeducational uni
tions as regards the total number of versities on the appointment of wom-
women on her faculty, there is no pe- en to high academic positions.
culiarity in her policy of appointing Of the 14 coeducational universitie
only men to the highest academic posi- investigated, Minnesota has on thi
tions. Everywhere a considerable num- basis the largest number of women
ber of women attain the rank of pro- professors, two. Six others besid
fessor through notable work in an ad- Michigan have none at all. The re
ministrative capacity. One woman maining half dozen have one each
holds such a position at Michigan at The largest number of assistant pro
the present time, but the two women fessorships held in any one university
on the faculty of this University who is nine, and Michigan and Northwest
hold academic positions are of the ern are the only ones where no as
rank of instructor. And the great ma- sistant professors of academic rank ar
jority of women on the faculties of women.
Michigan's sister universities can sel-
dom hope to rise above the assistant Try a Michigan Daily Want Ad.

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As a fitting celebration of their first
wedding anniversary, President and
Mrs. Wilson attended the opening per-
formance of the William Fox photo-
play, "The Daughter of the Gods," in
which Annette Kellerman takes the
leading role. It is said that the chief
executive characterized the film as be-
ing both wonderful and unusual, in a
chat which he had with Manager Tay-
lor of the Belasco theater, following
the performance. This is the first pub-
lie photoplay that either the president
or his wife have attended, their previ-
ous acquaintance with motion pictures
being limited to White House perform-
ances and to private entertainments.



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