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VOL. XXVII. No. 80.








ViHE'' A4:t1 i.l' I t&:1 BY RAIDER~
Official Dispatehes From British Ad-
miralty and Buenos Aires
Confirm Report
Norfolk, Jan. 17.-A German
commerce raider, presumably the
one reported to have sunk a score
of vessels in the south Atlantic,
is operating 1,000 miles south of
the Virginia capes, according to a
warning flashed broadcast by al-
lied warships at noon today.
Masters of all British ships are
warned not to proceed in the di-
rection of the location named.
By Charles P. Stewart,
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Duenos Aires. Jan. 17. - Twenty-
three merchant snps have been sunk
- captured by a new German raider
wnose exploits as revealed today, sur-
pass any heretofore recorded in the
Wor'Ps naval history.
The Teutonic commerco destroyer
which is belie ved to be the protected
cruiser Vineta, probably eluded the
British patrols around Germany, and
it has swept from north to south
across the trans-Atlantic ocean
steamship pathway.
The raider is still at large, accord-
ing to reports today. One report from
Rio today said that an additional Eng-
lish steamer had been sunk with a
loss of 400 lives, but this had not been
confirmed late this afternoon.
Dispatches Name estroyer
New York, Jan. 17.-The greatest
German commerce raid of the war
came to light today through dispatch-
es from Buenos Aires. and an official
statement from the British admiralty.
Eight British and two french mer-
chantmen were announced by the ad-
miralty as having bren snk by a Ger-
man raider. iwo others have een
captured and have probably been con-
verted into raiders. Included among
the ships destroyed . as the White
Star liner Georgic, oie of the largest
freight carrying vessels in the world.
The Georgi sailed from Philadelphia.
on Dec. 3, carry iw' ' cargo composed
largely of cotton. From the admir-
alty's statement it would appear that
there are now probably three raiders
at large.
British Give Description
At the British consulate today it was
declared that the best description the
British authorities had obtained of the
German raider they know to be at
large, was that she was about 5,000
tons, had one funnel and two masts.
She also carried about eight guns and
was equipped with four torpedo tubes.
Shipping men here express the belief
that the operations of the raider will
soon terminate here. Her whereabouts
once definitely established, the Britisl
patrol ships are expected to force the
raider to intern if she attempts to
continue her work of destruction.
See Raidefs Pries
The British admiralty today an-
nounced these vessels sunk: Georgic,
10,077 tons, White Star line, Liver-
pool; Mt. Temple, .2 tons, Canadian
Pacific line, Liverpool; Netherby Hall,
4,461 tons. London; King George, pre-
sumably the 3,852 ton liner of Glas-
gow; Minnich, not listed in Lloyd's;
Voltaire, 3,613 tons, Liverpool; Dram-
atist, 5,415 tons, Liverpool; Radnor-
shire, 4,310 tons. .London; Nantes,
French schooner, 2,579 tons; Asnieres,
French schooner not listed in Lloyd's.
The admiralty announced these ves-
sels captured:
St. Theodore, 4,992 tons, London;
Yarrowdac, 4,652 tons, Glasgow.
Cables from Buneos Aires, Rio de Jan-

iero, and Pernaimbuco reported the
following additional ships as having
been sunk by the raider:
Drina, 11,4S3 tons, Belfast; Samara,
6,007 tons, Bordeaux; Ortega, 8,075
tons, Liverpool; Hammershua, 3,931
tons, Copenhagen; Newport Land, not
listed; San Giorgio, 6,392 tons, Mess-
ina; Nesser, not listed; Michsnethiel,
(Continued on Page Six)

Violin Soloist
Receives Praise
Playing of A. J. Whitmire Feature
of Symphony Orchestra
Anthony J. Whitmire appeared as
violin soloist at the concert given in
Hill auditorium yesterday afternoon by
the University Symphony orchestra,
and his playing won for him much well
deserved applause. His tone was rich
and mellow, interpretation pleasing,
and his technique splendid. He played
Mendlessohn's Concerto, Op. 64 in an
effective manner.
The University Smphbony orchestra
rendered Mendlessohn's "War March
of the Priests," from "Athalia," two
"Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34," for strings,
by Grieg, and "Weber's Overture to
"Euryanthe." Although rough in
spots, the work of the orchestra was
good, the second "Elegiac Melodies,"
by Grieg, and the "War March of the
Priests" being especially well given.
The orchestra was ably conducted
by Mr. Samuel P. Lockwood of the
School of Music.
riton Neunition
.Firm Gets Order,

Out-Bid American Manufacturers
Navy Order for Projectiles of
Armor Piercing Type


Washington, Jan. 17.-The navy de-
partment today awarded to Hatfields
of Sheffield, England, a contract for
the manufacture of 14 and 16-inch
armor piercing projectiles for the
United States navy. Hatfields was the
lowest bidder by a wide margin in
competition with American manufac-
turers. The contract amounts to an
order for $3,141,000 worth of pro-
At the time the navy department an-
nounced the bids, Secretary Daniels
made the startling declaration that the
high bids submitted by American firms
were a result of the fact that he had
kept secret the department's decision
to permit foreign firms to bid. He
flatly stated that he believed if Ameri-
can firms had known of this they
would have submitted lower figures.
Washington, Jan. 17.-Through con-
certed action by the interstate com-
merce commission, railroad and ship-
pers, the nation-wide freight car short-
age, growing increasingly serious up
to the first of the year, has now been
reduced about 50 per cent, the Ameri-
can Railroad association reported to-
day. A shoitage of 114,908 cars on
Nov. 1 has been reduced to 59,892.
Berlin, Jan 17.-"Artillery activity
south of Smorgon remained animated,"
the second official statement from the
war office stated this afternoon. Lively
fighting near Beaumont was reported
on the west front.
London, Jan. 17. - Rome wireless
press messages from Berlin declare
disorders there are such that the mil-
itary authorities have issued a threat-
ening manifesto. The wireless also
carried a rumor that thereichstag
may meet elsewhere than Berlin.
(Continued on Page Six.)
First Enree (college Smoker a Great
Starting with a bang, working grad-
ually up to a grand crescendo, and
ending with gushing finale of jubilant
enthusiasm, the all-engineer smoker
held at the Union last night outclass-
ed all previous attempts on the part
of the wearers of the corduroys. With
a gripping accompaniment of cider, a
heavy bass of cigars, and the tremul-
ous fluting of cigarets, the engineering
symphony was replete with varied har-
mony, so characteristic of such a var-
ied body.
President Hutchins headed the pro-
gram with a short talk on general en-
gineering activities, and was follow-
ed by Prof. Riggs, who emphasized the
points made by the President, and call-
ed the attention of the engineers to
the advances made in their department
this year.
The speaker of the evening was Mr.
H. M. Rutledge, chief engineer of the
Santa Fe railroad, who talked upon
some of the 'current problems to be
solved in railroad engineering.

To inivestigate Conditions for Skating
Above the Barton
Danger Signs to Be Placed on Huron;
Organizations to Co-
The latest development in the Michi-
gan Daily campaign to make the Hur-
on river safe for skating is the news
that a committee composed mostly of
engineers will be appointed by the
student council to investigate skating
facilities above the Barton dam. Ow-
ing to the fact that ice is being con-
stantly cut below the Barton dam, and
the changes in the level of the water
at different times at this point, it was
decided that it was unsafe for skating
If the committee selected by the
council find that skating facilities are
good above the Barton dam, a skating
rink will no doubt be made there.
Lights could be put up at a nominal
cost. There has not been much skat-
ing on the Huron river in the past few
years because of the serious accidents
that have happened to skaters on the
river. But if the danger were elim-
inated, there would be no doubt a num-
ber of students who would take ad-
vantage of the excellent ice above the
Danger signs will probably be
placed below the dam to warn skaters
of poor ice and a general warning will
be issued in a few days advising all1
persons not to skate below the dam.
Signs are to be placed also above.
Barton, warning skaters of air holes
and thin ice.
That the campaign will no doubt be
taken up by the student body is shown
by the fact that a number of the cam-
pus organizations have already signi-
fied their intentions of co-operating in,
the movement.
To Stop Congress
In Dewey 'S Honor
Body Lying in State With Seven Blue-
jackets and Two Officers
on Watch
Washington, Jan. 17.-Honor like
that paid to the memory of Lincoln,
Garfield, and McKinley, America's
three martyred presidents, will be ac-
corded Admiral George Dewey.
Congress will adjourn Saturday, and
all departments of the government are
to close while funeral services are
held in the rotunda of the capitol. The
body will be escorted to the Arlington
National cemetery behind one of the
most impressive funerals Washington
has witnessed in years.
By the orders of Secretary of the
Navy Daniels, two officers, seven blue-
jackets, and seven marines were to-
day detailed to the honor of watching
beside the bier. The entire Annapolis
midshipmen corps, 1,227 strong, will
form the special guard of honor for
the caisson in the funeral procession.
All available blue-jackets in northern
waters will be brought to Washington
to follow America's foremost naval
hero to the grave.
Recall Invitations.
Invitations for a dinner dance to-
night night sent out by Miss Margaret

Wilson, daughter of the president, and
Miss Helen Woodrow Bones, the presi-
dent's nieces, have been recalled.
Private services will be held at the
Dewey residence, the home given him
by the American people, before the
body is transferred to the capitol.
President Wilson this afternoon sent
a message to congress informing its
members of the death of the admiral.
(Continued on Page Six.)

J-hoppers this year will make at-
tempts to boycott the Ann Arbor taxi
companies, according to the decision-of
the committee which met last night.
Although no official action has been
taken, the committee will shortly mail
letters requesting all fraternities and
organizations to refrain from patron-
izing the local taxis, because of the
prevailing opinion that the rate of $2
is an exorbitant one.
Tickets for the dance will go on sale
today at 12:05 in the ante-room to the
dance hall in the Union. Three hun-
dred will be sold at this time and the
sale will be confined exclusively to
juniors. Each person purchasing a
ticket will be required to sign the
ticket at the time that he receives it,
and also to sign his name in a book.
This is to prevent the fradulent use of
the tickets which has occurred in past
years, for before gaining admission to
the gymnasium this year, the person
presenting the ticket will be required
to countersign the book in which he
placed his signature, and the hand-
writing must be the same.
Presentation of the ticket by any
other person than the one who origin-
ally purchased it will result in its for-
An important provision regarding the
sale of tickets this year is that every
ticket must be paid for in cash. No
personal checks will be accepted in
payment for tickets.
The booth tickets are to be sold at
the same time that the dance tickets
go on sale, the price of the two being
fixed at $5.50. The booth allotments
will be made Monday afternoon, Feb.
5, the exact time to be announced later.
Each group desiring a booth will be
required to send a representative who
is prepared to show that the con-
tingent desiring a booth has purchased
at least ten tickets.
The hop committee has announced
that each booth must be furnished and
decorated by its own occupants, and
has given instructions that absolutely
no fraternity insignias or crests will
be allowed on the decorations, or on the
pillows in the booths. Provisions for
coffee and punch must be made by each
booth, the hop committee attending to
the punch containers.
The hop committee will meet again
at 10:30 Sunday morning, Jan. 21.
Thursday and Friday Set as Days to
Choose Subjects for Next
Today and tomorrow are the days
set for the filing of election blanks
for courses to be elected the second
semester by students of the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts. The
registrar's office will be open on these
days between the hours of 8:30 and
12 o'clock in the mornings and from
2 to 5 o'clock in the afternoons.
Requests for extra hours must be
made at the same time that election
blanks are filed, on blanks which may
be obtained at the registrar's office for
the purpose. These requests must be
made anew each semester. Replies to
requests for extra hours will be mailed
to students Feb. 14.
All elections made after Friday of
this week will be charged for at the
rate of $1.00. Pamphlets containing
matter descriptive of new courses to
be given next semester which are not
announced in the bulletin, and the
hours of courses which have been
changed from the time previously an-
nounced, may also be obtained at the

[ office.

To fight Taxi
Rates for I-Hop

only 200 more than the negative.
"The overwhelmingly important job
for America is to aid with its intel-
ligence, its wealth and its power in
the establishment of a lasting peace,"
said Professor Andrew C. McLaughlin
in a lecture yesterday afternoon before
an audience which filled the south
lecture room of the Law building. "All
problems of foreign relationships sink
into insignificance by the side of this
imperative task," he continued.
Speaking of how this is to be accom-
plished he stated, "We must seek in
our conduct and in our thinking to
master the conception of international
rivalry without hostility and of the
actual intellectual and commercial
solidarity of mankind."
Professor McLaughlin's talk was
optimistic all the way through. Al-
though making no predictions as to
the future relation of nations, he said,
"Whether this year conquers future
warfare and enthrones peace or not,
the whole course of history proves to
me that we are entering upon a new
and different world."
Prof. McLaughlin does not see in
armament as it existed up to the time
of this war any guarantee of peace. He
suggested asupreme international
tribunal which would take action
among the states of the world, as the
supreme court of the United States
does among the states of the Union.
"This central body or league to en-
force peace, or whatpver it maybe,
must have power to make effective its
office," continued Prof. McLaughlin.
He does not see in this that it would be
necessary to give up the Monroe Doc-
trine if it were taken as a "permanent
doctrine of interest" and the United
States maintained the high principles
of service which she has set forth.
Balfour Stipulates Three Requirements
of Lasting Peace
Washington, Jan. 17. - David Bal-
four, secretary of foreign affairs for
England, sent to the United States a
supplement to the entente reply,
wherein he stated that if durable
peace is to be expected, the following
things must take place:
First, the existing causes of inter-
national unrest must be removed.
Second, the unscrupulous methods
of the central powers should fall into
disrepute among their own people.
Third, that behind international law
and behind all treaty arrangements for

Tickets for Formal
Sale to Juniors

Party Go on
at Noon

The literary department was th
greatest supporter of the innovation
Over 2,000 votes were cast in that de-
partment alone, and 1,400 of those
manifested a willingness to suppori
an honor system if introduced, and
agreed that its introduction would b
of benefit to the department.
The architects cast about 70 votes
in all, of which there was a constan
ratio of six to one in favor of the in-
troduction of the new method of con-
ducting examinations, while the
pharmics and the graduate school
were also whole hearted in favor o
the proposition.
The dental department cast 25(
votes and were in favor of an hono
system, but did not seem to consider
the one now employed by engineerE
and medics as the proper one to be
used in their department. They gave
a large majority for all t questionE
except the third, which was defeated
by 40 votes.
The law department alone came ou
squarely opposed to the movement
While that department admitted by a
vote of 260 to 80 that a greater spiri
of honor would be of benefit to it, i
voted against all the other three ques-
tions by majorities of 20 on the sec-
ond, 60 on the third, and 30 on the
The Student council will decide a1
its meeting tonight as to just whai
step to take in the matter. It is ver
probable that the figures obtained wil
now be submitted to the faculty of the
various schools and colleges on the
campus, with recommendations as t
the advisability of the immediate ad
option of the honor. system in the
different departments. It is quite pos
sible that the literary department wil
attempt the plan at the coming semes
ter examinations, although nothing de
finite can be known until the facult
has expressed itself definitely on th4
Smoker on Deck for Tonight at Union
Dues Payable -
At a meeting of the senior lit clas
held yesterday afternoon, a list c
eight professors were voted upon, i
order to ascertain to which member 0
the faculty the class will dedicate it
section of this year's Michiganensta
Reports were heard from the invita
tion and cane committee heads, a
well as from the various class athletl
Willis Nance, chairman of the it
vitation committee, announced that th
contract for the invitations has alread
been given out, and stated that crd
will be sent to the members of t
class immediately after vacation, o
which they are to state the numbe
they wish to order.
Chairman Fitzgerald of the soc
committee, urged every man to ge

Student Council to Decide Exact Steps to Be Taken in Matter at Meeting
Tonight; May Adopt Plan Immediately in
Literary College
Over two-thirds of the students voting in the campaign of the Student
council to secure expressions of sentiment of the student body on the hon-
or system have manifested their favor of its immediate adoption.
Of a total of 2,700 votes cast, about 1,800 answered the second question
on the ballot in the affirmative. The fourth question as to whether the
student would support an honor system if adopted, was carried by the
same majority.
All questions were answered favorably by a large majority of those
voting, the first question, on the benefit to be obtained for each depart-
ment by a spirit of greater honor, receiving an affirmative vote of 2,300
to 400 against. The third question, as to the advisability of putting into
force similar systems to those now in use in the engineering school and
Medical college, carried by the smallest majority, with an affirmative vote

"An Essential of Education"
Y. W. C. A. Vespers 5 to 5:30
T 0 D A Y Newberry Hall

the preventing or limiting of hostili- out to the smoker tonight at the Un
ties, some form of international sanc- while Treasurer Carlson stated t
tion should be devised which would class dues will continue to be
cause the hardiest aggressor to hes- lected in the Library from 3 t
itate, o'clock today.

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