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Suits, Hats
Caps and


WAD-HAMs & cOm

State St Store
Nickels arcade

Your Floral Needs--

Cut Flowers Flowering Plants



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Dry Goods, Furniture, and
Women's Fashions

OFFICIAL Laboratory
Coats, Shop Coats,
and Waiters' Coats and
Aprons of highest qual-
ity materials and work-
manship, are now ready
at lowest prices.

IN-HAND 15 cts. each, 6 for 90 cts.
l Alarm Clocks
SCIA E FF $1-.00 up
NA~p SUER SENS AR Fountain Pens-
Waterman and Conklin
U. of M. jewelry
Schlanderer & Seyfried

Carl W. Ackerman, Staff Correspond-
ent, Under Charge for Con.-
veying Oatmeal to Baby.-
By Carl W. Ackerman, United Press
Staff Correspondent.
Almelo, Holland, Sept. 17.-(By
mail)-Seven hundred persons were
brought before the courts in two Dutch
cities today charged with smuggling
or attempting to take, food into Ger-
many. In Almelo, more than a hun-
dred cases were heard and in another
city, according to today's Amsterdam
Handelsblad, 325 cases involving 600
persons, were disposed of. That is
the way Holland is prosecuting those
who attempt to take food across the
border. And, in practically every case
a fine or imprisonment was meted out
to the unfortunate defendants.
Being one of the "unfortunate de-
fendants" I watched the proceedings
today in the court house here. The
room wad packed with people charged
with taking or attempting to take
articles into Germany. In the hall
outside the court room were boxes
and packages which the defendants
had attempted to take across the bord-
er. The cases ranged from farmers
who had acted as go-betweens to get
butter, lard or meat out of Holland to
an American correspondent who at-
tempted last May to take about fifteen
pounds of oatmeal into Germany for
his nine months old baby.
Everyone runished
When we entered the court room
two farmers were standing at the
docket before the court, which in Hol-
land, consists of a President and two
judges wearing long black robes. At
one side sat the prosecuting attorney,
who recommended the sentences and
at the other side the secretary of the
court. Behind the defendants stood a
soldier, in full uniform armed with a
sword and pistol. The Court Crier, an
old white haired man, dressed in a
black Prince Albert, with a bright yel-
low collar, stood by the prosecuting
attorney and called out to the open
court the charges against the alleged
No one has the least chance to
escape punishment. A fine of a few
gouldens or a prison sentence of a few
days, weeks or months is "given"
everyone who appears. The Dutch law
is strict and the courts make no ex-
The two farmers who were being ex-
amined when we entered were charged
with attempting to take 200 pounds of
fat out of Holland. They were caught
at the border by two Dutch soldiers,
who help preserve -Holland's food!
neutrality. The farmers pleaded that
they were asked by a third party to1
take the food across the border. They
did not "want" to do the smuggling'
themselves and they said they were
not going to make much money out of
it, but the old President of the court,1
who was unsympathetic to all appeals,
shook his head. The prosecutor re-
commended two weeks imprisonment
-and they got it, almost quicker than1
it takes to write it.1
Then the white haired "crier" withI
the yellow collar, called: "Carl W.<
Ackerman, for attempting to take oneI
pound of oatmeal, a few pounds of
rice and a hot water bottle into Ger-

Colectors Make Expeditions Into
Texas and Northern Michig"'
for Specimens.
The university museum sent out
three expeditions this summe', one to
southwestern Texas, and two to the
Northern Peninsula for the purpose of
collecting specimens to be used in the
research work of the University. The
Texas expedition was in charge of Dr.
Alexander G. Ruthven and included
Mrs. Ruthven, Mr. Frederick M. Gaige
and Miss Helen Gaige.
The work in Texas this summer was
part of a larger plan, contemplating
a biological survey of the Davis moun-
tains, which will require several years
to complete. A new working base will
be chosen each year, the base and
work this year having been ol the
east side of the mountains. Reptiles,
shells and insects were specialized in
on the Texas expedition,
The principal work of the two
Northern Peninsula parties consisted
in the collection of birds, 'mammals
and insects. One of these parties was
in charge of Mr. Norman A. Wood, col-
lector of birds for the museum, while
the other was under the leadership of
Mr. Fenton Combs, a prominent en-
tomologist of Detroit.
Miss Mina Winslow has been added
to the museum staff as scientific as-
sistant, and is to have charge of the
collection of mollusks.
German Professor Sends Article to
Press Based on Freundschafts
Assistant Professor Warren W.
Florer, of the German department,
has just sent to press an article based
on a freundschafts album containing
verses, largely original, which were
collected from members of a student
fraternity at the University of Vienna
during the years 1817-1820. The article
is dedicated to Dr. Conrad Kiefer,
father of the late Dr. Herman Kiefer,
of Detroit.
Dr. Herman Kiefer came to America
from Austria on account of his par-
ticipation in the revolution of 1848,
and was a member of the Board of
Regents of the University of Michigan
for 16 years.
Professor Florer found the Album
in the library of the Herman. Kiefer
hospital, among the books donated to
the hospital by the Kiefer family.
the food when I left Holland last May.
In the United States a hot water
bottle is in every household but in
Holland they don't use such things.
The one 1 had was given to me by Wm
G. Shepherd, "war reporter" who was
in The Hague last May. I explained
to the interpreter that the water bottle
was a present, which I gladly accepted
because I could not buy one in Ger-
many and that I needed it "to keep
the baby's feet warm."
The interpreter thought I said: "to
keep the baby's food warm" and the
court was more suspicious than ever.
He couldn't understand why a rubber
water bottle was necessary to keep
food warm, so I re-explained to the
interpreter that I said "feet" and not
"food" and even the court laughed.

Judge Suspends Sentence
After it was all over the prosecutor
recommended a "light fine" of fifteen
goulden (about six dollars) but the
court was still skeptical and said to
the interpreter: "Tell Mr. Ackerman
the sentence will be imposed in four-
teen days and then if he fails to pay
the fine he will be imprisoned the next
time he returns to Holland."
So in the meantime I am at the
mercy of the gray haired judge.
The Almelo court, however, shows
how strict the regulations in Holland
are enforced regarding the exportation
of food into Germany. Because there
are so many cases of alleged smuggl-
ing the courts in two Dutch cities
have set aside one day a week when
the "smuggling cases" are heard.
This week's record was about 400 cases
involving more than 700 persons.

There are reasons
than one why
should buy a
Society Bra1
Suit and Overc
You'll be convinced v
right when you look
garments over.
J. F. Wuerth
Next t Orpheur

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Typewriters for sale'o:
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Society Names Officers and Plans for
Year's Activities.
With only 26 Chinese students en-
rolled in the University in contrast
with the 40 of last year, the Chinese
students' club will face difficulty in
organizing at the very outstart. The
decrease in membership is not due to
any phase of the European war, as
might be expected, but is just the re-
suit of a general leaving of some of
the students to attend; different Amer-
ican universities and colleges.
This year the club will not be known
as the Chinese students' club of the
University of Michigan, for, according
to the new constitution, any Chinese
student in the state is eligible. This
arrangement was made to provide for
the Chinese students -in Ypsilanti. ;
The men who will have charge of

the club for the coming year are as
follows: President, W. C. Kwong, '18E;
vice president, G. H. Fong, '18E; sec-
retary, W. T. Young, '18E; treasurer,
F. C. Lieu, '17M; assistant treasurer,
H1. O. Lee, '17A; auditor, C. K.
Chaw, '18.

a -ollere

* * * * * * * * , , * , * *
* ____
* Halfback Post broke his ankle
* in yesterday's game between
* Michigan and Case.
* The accident occurred in the
* second quarter and the Case
* substitutes helped Post from the
* field. Post was one of the most
* valuable men on the Case team
* and his injury will undoubtedly
* weaken his eleven considerably
* during the remainder of the sea-
* son.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * *


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WANTED-Few more boarders at Ger-
man House. German conversation.
410 Church. Price $5.00 per week.
WANTED-Two student salesmen for
x spare time work; salary or com-
mission. Phone 700-M or 544-J.
WANTED-Students' laundry to do
bya competent laundress. Phone
2218. oct3,4,5,6,7,8
WANTED-Persons who took note
books and text book from Huston's,
call 1016. Reward. oct8
LOST-A black pocketbook containing
currency at University hall. Re-
ward if returned to Daily office.
LOST--Will person who took grayish
cap, size 7 1-8, from library at about
7:30 Friday night please return to
908 Mary or call 2480-J. oct8

LOST-Tan bill case containing ap-
proximately $20. Reward if return-
ed to Michigan Daily oct6,7,8
LOST--A trunk marked J. K. Barnes.
Reward paid for information. Phone
1300. oct6
LOST--Laboratory ticket (green). Lib-
eral reward if returned to 620 E.
University Ave. oct8,9
LOST-Pair of nose glasses. Please
return to Daily office. oct8
FOR RENT-Suite at reduced rates.
Combination heat-hot water and
hot air-electric lights. 715 East
Huron St. oct7,8
FOR RENT-Two suites of rooms.
$3.50 a week. 631 S. Ingalls. Phone
603-W. oct6,7,8
FOR RENT-Furnished rooms. 1014
Cornwell place. Phone 2161-J.

Ackerman Uses Interpreter
An interpreter was called, who was
seated before the judges, while I stood.
I was asked to explain why I tried
to take this food into Germany. I
declared I needed it for a nine months
old baby and that I could not pur-
hase oatmeal in Germany. I said I
had expected to get the permission of
the Dutch government but that I had
to leave for Berlin before the per-
mission was issued.
The President of the Court was pes-
simistic and said "that's what they all
say." So through the interpreter, a
lawyer and Jan J. Bruna, man-
aging editor of De Nieuwe Courant, in
the Hague, I explained further that
there was no intention of ismuggling
food, that I bought it solely for my
small son and then one of the judges
asked about a rubber hot water bottle,
which was confiscated together with

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Clothes, Furnishing and Hats
Particular Mn.

Cor. S. State and William Sts.,

Beat Pianos for R ent
tTerms R.e asoniable
If you are thinking of purchasing, it will be to your advantage
to buy during our
Sizmmer Resort Sale

C. H..

set glass in all parts of the city.
Major & Co. 'Phone 237.

Woodward sells Remington Type-
writers. 8-9 A. A. Sav. Bnk. Bldg. Tel.
Brass ash trays and match holders
at 25c and 50c while they last. Haller
& Fuller, State St. Jewelers.

2equirxe= 01lO eapp.i(
A t , vr and f
+ ),Mo gill, 322 S._
1do the rest.
Does your musical instrum
repairs? Take it to Schaeberl
110 South Main street, for fi

IGrinnel'l Bros.

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oct4,5,6,7,8 I work.

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