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runsion and frot.
Riggs Classmates




Engineer Head and General Both
Attended University of

Sees Little Hope
fning out U-boat




nded Cars in East; West Is
rt 60,000; Elevators
wing the week's develop-
e German submarine crisis,
Review draws the rather
conclusion that war is al-
table. It asserts that the
tes should throw her entire
e on the side of the allies,
at we have little efficient
orce at, our command at
t says that the one physical
ow possess is our enormous
tore of money and credit.
Lew states that our reasons
pture with Germany are the
.ose for which the allies en-
war-"murderous violations
lonal law in which Germany
ed humanity." Because of
:n interests, we should aid
>y an immediate loan of sev-
is of dollars, which, it says,
amply secured by the com-
Ith of the allies, amounting
a it is asserted that our mili-
lure must be in concert with
as we alone have no means
ermany to alter her policy.
d naval preparations will be
celerated at the outbreak
es. In one respect we are
pared than ever before. The
years have given American
makers opportunity to de-
ndustry and greatly improve
. The present program of
in Congress is a step in the
tion, and the Review assails
gressmen who have oppos-

Maj.-Gen. Frederick Funston, whose
sudden death in Sad Antonio, Tex.,
Monday night, brought sorrow to the
entire nation, was a classmate of Prof.
H. E. Riggs, head of the civil engineer-
ing department, in the University of
Kansas during the late eighties. They
were very close friends during their
college days, and the news of General
Funston's death recalled to Professor
Rigg's mind many of the early events
in the life of the military hero.
They were members of a hunting
party to Colorado in the summer of
1889. Former Governor Hadley of
Missouri, William Allen White, and
Prof. W. S. Franklin, of Lehigh univer-
sity, were also in. the party. Prof.
Riggs states that Funston was one of
the best camping companions he ever
met. He was a good. story teller, a
good cook, and a handy man in the
forest. -
Gen. Funston at that time was rath-
er short and heavy set, and of a retir-
ing disposition. The fact that he was
the son of a congressman attracted
much attention to him in the univer-
sity, and he always resented such at-
After leaving college, Funston join-
ed an expedition ti survey Death val-
ley, in California. From there he went
to Alaska, where he was in charge of
a party doing government research
work. He was the only white man in
the expedition. Later he drifted into
Central America, and took part in the
Cuban revolution. When war was de-
clared between the United States and
Spain, Funston became colonel of the
first Kansas volunteers and went to
the Phillippines.
It was in the Philippine Islands that
he first became famous, by the capture

Instead of the regular football
smoker given every fall by the Michi-
gan Union, a general football dinner
to be held in Waterman gymnasium
will be< an innovation of the coming
The change was decided upon yes-
terday by the board of directors of
the Union and is deemed advisable
because of the fact that the new gym-
nasium is no longer available for
smokers, while Weinberg's coliseum,
the scene of the big affair last fall,
proved too cold.
The dinner will be served by the col-
legiate alumni, whose dinners served
to more than 1,000 guests during
Commencement week, prove very suc-
cessful. Years ago when football din-
ners were given in the gymnasium
they were attended by from 1,200 to
1,500 students, and it is expected that
the awarding of the M certificates will
be a larger event than ever next fall.
At the meeting of the board, the fi-
nancial report of the Union was ac-
cepted, and the Union opera itinerary
approved. The opera budget sub-
mitted by Homer Heath was approved
after consultation with the chairmen
of the various opera committees.
The constitutional committee was
give' authority to arrange for neces-
sary changes in the Union's constitu-
tion preparatory to moving into the
new building. The present house com-
mittee was authorized to draw up
house rules for the new Union and to
give them publicity in The Michigan

** * * * * * * * * *
This is the first of it series
of articles written by a Iichi-
* gai alumnus and former mem-
* ber of The Daily staff, who is
now enlisted in the army and
* stationed in the Panama canal
zone. The articles will describe
points along the canal zone with
* particular reference to their
* strategical value, and will give
interesting accounts of life in
the army.
* The present article describes
* military precautions taken to
guard the canal following the
diplomatic break with Germany.
-* .4 * i. * * * *



lmness Prevails Through U. S.
'ing the present crisis the coun-
is gone about its daily business
ual, not because of ignorance of
act that the nation is passing
gh a period surcharged with
ntous possibilities but because of
haracteristic calmness of the
sh-speaking races. In the Middle
the sentiment is becoming less
able to pacifism, due to the fact
he effects of the German block-
being felt there very strongly.
Review states that "we are
y suffering commercially from
any's edict." The congestion of
erce has become acute. Thirty
a.ds are reported to have shut off
und shipments almost altogeth-
il the large quantities of merch-
at the piers awaiting shipment
been cleared away. There are
cars waiting to be unloaded
East, and the West is short 60,-
ars. Thirty million bushels of
are tied up in Chicago. The
ors at Minneapolis are literally
ng over, and will have to close
situation is not relieved.
only relief for the congestion,
eview points out, is to follow the
of England and France in arm-
.erchant ships or providing con-
for them, adding that "the de-
on the arming of American
may now be delayed until the
problem of hostility is settled."
e meantime, commerce and ship-
will suffer.
leserve Banks Storing Gold
the event of war, the Federal
ve bank will be a factor in pro!
for all financial exigencies. The
.1 of $25,000,00 in gold from Rus-
arks the entry of the bank into
pen market for gold. War possi-
s make it all the more desirable
rery large gold holdings be ac-
lated by the American reserve
n. The Review states that "the
:e taken by the Banking board
ling foreign loans, if it was in-
I by any excessive neutral feel-
nay now be reversed, as we are
nger neutral. The banking sys-
nust be ranged with the army,
avy, and the railroads to help
he war, if the crisis comes."
the stock market large amounts
pital have been withheld from
ment pending developments.
s have been reduced to bargain
, in spite of the prospects for
ally large profits. For instance,
I States Steel common, which
ses to earn $50.00 per share this
is selling at 105.
r and County Offices to Close
office of the city and county
offices in the city and county
ngs will be closed all day to-
w because of Washington's

of Aguinaldo. After that he was trans-
ferred to the regular army, where hist
rise was rapid. He was in San Fran-
cisco at the time of the earthquake,
and he helped to relieve the thousandsE
of refugees. His part as commander
of the American forces in Mexico is
well known. It is a curious fact aboutE
his career that he always seemed tot
be on the spot when big things brokef
Physical Education Department Func-,
tion to Begin at Eight
The cotillion which the department
of physical education for women willj
give at Barbour gymnasium, Friday,
evening will be opened at 8 o'clock
with a feature dance by eight college
girls. The figures will be led by Missi
Alice Evans, physical director, with
the assistance of Miss Marian Dawley
and Miss Marian Wood, instructors in
the department.'
Simple ,white dresses Worn by the
guests will add greatly to the beauty
of the favor dances in which the hol-
iday of the week will not be forgotten.;
A so-called "couple dance" will put in,
its appearance later in the evening.;
Those taking part in the first dance;
are: Eilene Lamb, '18, Carrie Baxter,
'17, Margaret Bright, '19, Helen Pratt,
'17, Ruth Butler, '17, Helen G. Davis,
'17, Julia Van Leevwen, '17, and Milda
Josenhaus, '18.
Spectators may secure cards'of ad-
mission by application at Barbour
gymnasium and the tickets for the co-
tillion are being given out there also.
The annual athletic banquet of the
Women's league will take place be-
fore the party and tickets for it may
be purchased at the office of the Dean.
of Women or from th athletic com-
Registration for the Red Cross clas-
ses has been going on rapidly at the
office of Miss Alice Evans, director of
Barbour gymnasium, and at the pres-
ent time more than fifty have enrolled
in the courses offered.
Several prominent members of the
medical faculty have offered their ser-
vices in taking charge of the courses,
of which there will be three. Fifteen
lessons of an hour and a half each in
simple hygiene and home nursing will
be given at a maximum cost of $5.00,
ten lessons in first aid will be given
for $4.00, and a combination of the
courses for $8.00.
Sometime next week there will be a
mass meeting of all those interested
in the work, when groups will be or-
ganized and the names of the instruc-
tors announced.
0. G. Andres for shoe repairing. 222
S. State. 'Phone 1718-J. tues-od

Miss Winona M. Saunders, secre-
tary of the Ann Arbor chapter of the
American Red Cross society, has re-
ceived a letter from Mr. E. H. Wells,
of Washington, D. C., assistant gener-
al chairman of the central committee
of the organization, to the effect that
the local chapter has been established
as a regular chapter of the national
society and is entitled to its rights
and privileges. The executive com-
mittee met with the chairman of the
various committees Monday afternoon
at which Dr. J. A. Wessinger was ad-
ded to the board of directors for one
year, Miss Annie Condon for two
years, and Mr. M. A. Ives for 'three
years. Mrs. Flora Ward was appoint-
ed chairman of the co-operation com-
mittee. The publicity and member-
ship committees will meet at 2:30
o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the
physiological laboratory of Dr. W. P.
Lombard in the pharmacology build-
Dr. Lombard wishes the com-
mitteemen to enter the door directly
opposite the flag pole on the campus.
The following members who have been
appointed on the publicity committee
are asked to be present tomorrow:
Dr. W. P. Lombard, Mr. H. H. Johnson,
Miss Bertha Person, Mrs. S. W. Cram-
er, Miss Cowden, Mrs. S. W. Clarkson,
Rev. Lloyd Douglas. On the member-
ship committee are the following:
Rev. G. W. Knepper, Rev. Lloyd Doug-
las, Mr. W. E. Underdown, Mr. E. A.
Schaeberle, Mr. S. W. Clarkson, Mr.
Charles Kyer, Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Boynton, Mr. L. D. Wines, Mr. L. D.
Wines, Mr. H. M. Slauson, Dr. E. K.
Herdman, Mr. Fremont D. Ward.
All candidates for the National City
bank scholarship must hand in their
applications to Prof. G. '. Dowrie, of
the economics department, on or be-
fore March 5.
The faculty of the economics de-
partment will select from these appli-
cants three sophomores and three
seniors. Those selected will meet
with a representative of the National
City bank who picks one or more of
the candidates from each group.
Information regarding qualifications
necessary and the nature of the ap-
plication may be obtained at the desk
or on the bulletin board in the
economics library.
"Dollar a Month" Club Meets
The committee for the relief of suf-
fering children in Belgium, known as
the "Dollar a Month" club will meet
in Dr. Kelsey's office in the basement
of Alumni Memorial hall this after-
noon at 4:30 o'clock. Dr. Kelsey will
bring before the committee several
matters of importance relating to com-
munications which he has just re-
ceived from Mr. Herbert C. Hoover of
the Hoover commission, New York.
Patronize Daily Advertisers,

In Camp at Gatun, C. Z., Feb. 5, 1917.E
-(By mail).--- Members of "A" Co.,j
33rd. U. S., infantry, had just receiv-f
ed their monthly pay from the quarter-I
master, and were preparing to spend iti
in the quickest manner possible int
either Colon or Panama City, when the
news was received that the German1
ambassador, Count von Bernstorrf, had
been handed his passports, and order-1
ed to leave the United States, and that
the United States ambassador to Ger-Y
many, had been recalled. At first noi
one believed that such a thing could be
possible, and there were many hotI
arguments over the veracity of the re-
port. These were finally settled by ant
order of the company commander toI
the effect that no man should leave the1
barracks until further orders and thatI
each man should draw 20 rounds of1
service ammunition and be prepared1
to "fall in" at any time. In five min-
utes every rifle was free from oil andr
kosmoline, cartridge belts were parti-
ally filled with ball ammunition, and7
olive drab shirts had replaced the
khaki coats.
Fifteen minutes later the entire
company marched to the locks to
strengthen the guard that was already1
there. Along the locks two sentriesI
walked side by side. Upon the gianti
spillway five men were placed, two
sentries at each end, and a non-com-
missioned officer patrolling the bridge.
The countersign was decided upon
by the officer of the day, and orders1
were to challenge every one, and
to advance no one who was un-1
familiar with the countersign. Per-;
sons seen tampering with certain;
parts of the spillway were to be
shot without warning, and all boats1
approaching the spillway from Gatun1
lake were to be halted. Patrols roam-
ed the grounds on both sides of the
canal, and government launches pa-
trolled both the locks and Gatun lake.
On Sunday morning, war with the
central powers seemed a certainty. A
detachment from H company was sent
to Colon to disperse a crowd of ex-
cited Germans, who were discussing
the situation, and shortly after that
came the report that the German ships
interned in Christobal harbor had been
seized and manned by sailors from the
"Charleston." Many rumors, emanat-
ing from unknown sources, have been
prevalent for the past twenty-four
hours. At the Y. M. C. A. at Gatun
an order issued by the superintendent
of the locks caused a great deal of ex-
citement among the civilian employees
on the canal. It stated that a dead-
line had been established, and that no
one, be he white or black, could cross
that line. Sentries on duty had orders
to shoot any one violating this order
and there would have been no hesit-
ancy in carrying out the orders. A
cablegram, announcing the capture of
the "Deutschland" caused a ripple of
interest. On Saturday morning the
sight of the barnacle-encrusted Ger-
man ships being towed through the
locks to their tenative harbor in Gatun
lake removed all shadow of doubt that
may have existed regarding the reality
of the break with Germany and her
allies. The camp has regained its
normal conditions. With the excep-
tion of the doubled guard there is but
little difference in the appearance of
the key to the canal, Gatun, and the
soldier takes his siesta in the after-
noon little knowing or caring if he
is to be awakened by the coast defense
gun of Forts Randolph and Sherman,
just six miles away.
Senior Lits Dance Next Week
Senior lits will hold their first dance
of the semester on Friday, March 2,
at the Armory. Ike Fisher's orchestra
is to play for the party, which will
continue from 9 to 1 o'clock.

Tickets for the affair will go on sale
the first "of next week, and are to be
$1.00 each.' H. A. Fitzgerald, chairman
of the social committee, of the senior
literary class, is in charge of the ar-

ESUS, N. H. S. AND E. D. A. ?
Editor, The Michigan Daily:
So now I have three to answer, Pub-
lius Croesus, N. H. S. and E. D. A.
Let me take thengn order.
Reflect, Publius Croesus, when you
say that war would be to the disad-
vantage of the rich as well as the
poor, that war has always been waged
and led by the aristocracy; that untilA
the last century there was no aristo-
cracy but a war aristocracy; that even
yet in Germany the war aristocracy
rules, although the money aristocracy
has taken its place elsewhere. Reflect
that no war is carried on without the
assent of the bankers; and realize that
bankers are not in business for their
Notice, too, the little things that
show the desire of the rich for war, as,
just recently, in The Michigan Daily
for Feb. 15, a paragraph about the
American Rights League, which is go-
ing to urge "immediate vigorous ac-
tion,"-that means war,-through ad-
vertisements in "all the leading news-
papers of the country." It cost a lot
money to put advertisements in all the
leading newspapers.
Notice how the Central Labor Union
men refused to walk in the prepared-
ness parades, and how the marchers
were trolley car, electric lighting, de-
partment store and other employees,
who could be and were ordered by
their masters to march. Notice, too,
how Anne Morgan and a select com-
pany of many millioned women went
the rounds /to aid the preparedness
parades, until they found out that their
presence gave color to the statement,
which I now repeat, that the rich, as
a class, want war.
They want it becuase they make
money out of it in various ways. Re-
member that the great evil in time of
peace is stagnation of business-what
they call overproduction, which means
not that people don't want overcoats,
but that they haven't the money to pay
for them. "Hooray!" cry the overcoat
owners, "We can't sell to the people,
because they're so darned poor. We'll
sell to the government all the over-
coats it wants for its soldiers, and the
more soldiers, the more overcoats will
be needed. Hooray, for the Old Flag!"
Then in payment they are glad to
take government bonds, which will en-
sure them and their children and
grandchildren an income, not only for
life, but to all eternity! Talk of
treasures in heaven! Government
bonds have got them skinned alive!
And Publius Croesus really must
read up his e'onomics a little before
he says again that the rich pay the
taxes. It is true that they are largely
paid through the rich, so that the rich
seem to pay them; but the basis of
economics is that labor produces all
wealth, and, ultimately, all payments
come out of labor.
Now for N. H. S.! N. H. S. don't
ever talk about "abler men than my-
self" in that please-step-on-me tone.
There isn't a better man in the. uni-
verse than yourself, as far as your in-
terests are concerned. Think for your-
self. If you bow down to people and
adore them, they will use you, and
suck you dry, and throw you on the
ash heap. If you really enjoy sticking
people with a bayonet, or being stuck
yourself, by all means practice for it,
so that you can get all the fun possible

out of it when the time comes. Try
a cat and a carving knife first. But
if you don't enjoy that sort of thing,
don't let them fool you into it with
their fine phrases.
If E. D. A. will look over what I
wrote, he will find that he is mis-
taken in saying that I said things I
didn't say. I didn't say that '"the
best way to avoid war is to be as
unprepared as possible," nor did I say
nor imply that "an unprepared nation
would not be attacked." I merely "put
it up" to the preparedness people to
invent something a little more origin-
al-something different-that had not
been discredited by repeated failure.
As for the American Revolution, the
democracy which was established at
its close was brought about more by
the speculations of the French philos-
ophers of the eighteenth century upon
liberty, than by the war. The war
merely gave the opportunity. If the
present war ends in the establishment
of some new and happier social ar-
rangement, such as thinkers of many
varieties have been preaching for fifty
years past, it would be a parallel case.
The war would break up the present
regime, and give a chance fora new
and different crystallization to start.
And that is just what may happen.
But be assured that neither prepar-
edness nor unpreparedness, nor
Leagues to Enforce Peace, nor any
[other trivial stopgap is going to put

* Arcade - Harold Lockwood and*
* May Allison in "Big Tremaine."
* *
* Rae-Lew Fields in "The Man *
* Who Stood Still."
« *
Lyman Howe's film representation
of Sir Douglas VNlawson's antarctic
expedition which comes to the Whit-
ney theater Saturday afternoon and
evening, Feb. 24, presents not only a
record of that perilous journey, but it
has preserved living records of the
animals found in 'those regions, in-
cluding sea lions, penguins, and sea
The penguins with their immaculate
white and satiny black feathers look
not unlike stout old men waddling
along and they are given to many
amusing antics.
Views of Yosemite national park,
the recent automobile race at Wilkes-
Barre, and animate cartoons complete
the program.
For the first time in the history of
the Majestic theater, according to the
manager, motion picture.stars will ap-
pear on the stage and on the screen
at the same performance. The occa-
sion will be next Sunday when King
Baggot will deliver a monologue in
addition to the showing of the five
reel feature film, "Absinthe," in which
he stars.
In the monologue he explains that
no unneutral reasons led the produc-
ers to stage the picture in Paris since
the present great war had not been
declared at that time. In the company
are also Leah Baird, Mlle. Courbois,
and Mlle. Mea of the Theater de Sarah
Bernhardt of Paris. Herbert Bren-
non, who is also responsible for "A
Daughter of the Gods," "War Brides,"
and "Neptune's Daughter," directed
the picture.
At its March meeting, the Board in
Control of Student Publications will
choose, a business manager and man-
aging editor for the Wolverine, and a
business manager for the Athletic
Program. It is the policy of the board
in filling the positions on the publi-
cations under its control, to award
them -'on the basis of merit to those
who have served in minor positions on
the pubications to which the posi-
tions pertain.
It sometimes happens, however, that
no one who has served on the publica-
tions during the year is eligible or
capable of filling one of the leading
positions for the ensuing year. When
such circumstances arise, the board
finds it necessary to consider out-
side candidates. This notice should
not be considered as an intimation
that these circumstances will arise
this year.
All applications for these positions
should be in the hands of Professor
F. N. Scott, on or before February 28,
in order to be considered. Each appli-
cation should contain a statement of
the experience of the applicant and
should be accompanied by the appli-
cant's eligibility card and any letters
of recommendation which he may

Members of the Ohio club, organized
last year, will hold their first smoker
of the year at the -Michigan Union
next Tuesday evening. The commit-
tee is under the direction of C. Ruben
Bloomer, '17E. A special Buckeye
orchestra will furnish music for the
occasion. Prof. R. W. Aigler, of the
law school will be the principal
Admission to the smoker will be 25
cents, and those students from Ohio
who are not members .of the organiza-
tion are cordially invited to attend.
The committee has arranged for an
abundance of eats and smokes.
Use The Michigan Daily Want Ada
for results.

AnI eU LU war. r o UoWaRy WILn War,
we must seek out and understand and
remove the causes of war, of all of
which I may tell you some day.


* * * * * * * * * * * *


* Majestic-Vaudeville.
* Orpheum-Mae Marsh in
* Wharf Rat."

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