THEMICHIG ,N DAILY
THINKS MEN MISJUDG0
WRITER BELIEVES NO WILLFUL
MISSTATEMENTS WERE MADE
ABOUT NAMING VOTE
Editor, The Michigan Daily:
There is a feeling on the campus
generally that a statement was made
by. certain men at the time of the vote
on compulsory military training which
was not true.
At the mass meeting held in Hill
auditorium Thursday, March 29, a
member of the faculty made the state-
ment that unless we had military
training which was compulsory we
could not secure United States army
officers to train the men. He showed
that without army officers we could
not have as satisfactory training as
He made this statement as an ex-
planation for our balloting on com-
pulsory training for freshmen and
sophomores, and voluntary training
for the other students.. He said that
we must have compulsory training
for nat least a portion of the students
before we could secure army officers
here to give us a good military course.
However, this assertion was shown
to be untrue by the action of the Re-
gents in favor of only voluntary mili-
tary training and by the statement in
The Michigan Daily (for the first time)
that United States Army officers could
be secured under General Orders No.
49, in spite of our not having any
form of compulsory military training.
A number of students on the campus
have stated that they voted for the
measure only because they had been
told that compulsory training was
necessary to secure army officers to
drill us. And these students are ,at
present feeling that everything relat-
ed to the voting was not honest and
above board. They feel that there was
intentinal misrepresentation of the
I aii writing to The Michigan Daily
because I feel that the students may
be judging the speakers wrongly. I
believe that the gentlemen who made
the incorrect statements should be
made aware of the feeling on the
campus and thus be given an oppor-
tunity to explain their position and
remove much misunderstanding.
H. G. KING, '18.
Take Over Roads
General Railway Committee
to Have Control Says
Cambridge, Mass., April 4.-Ameri-
can railways in case of war will be
commandeered by the government and
probably controlled by a general rail-
way committee, in the opinion of
Prof. William J. Cunningham of Har-
vard university business school.
"There are several links in the
chain of railroad transportation," said
Professor Cunningham, according to
the Harvard Crimson. "First, the ca-
pacity of terminals; second, the ca-
pacity of the running tracks and sid-
ings; third, the number of cars and
locomotives available; and finally, the
number of train crews to be had. The
national defense committee of the
American Railway association is
working out plans which will involve
the use of alternate roads in moving
large bodies of troops and supplies.
By this means one road will be used
for the transportation and the other
for the return of empty cars."
The railroads have been divided in-
to districts named the Eastern, Cen-
tral, Southern and Western districts.
The officials of the various lines will
cooperate in placing their systems at
the free disposal of the government.
Mr. Fairfax Harrison, president of the
Southern railway, will act as general
chairman of the officials.
MAY HAVE MILITARY DRILL
DURING SPRING VACATION
Military drill during the spring va-
cation was discussed by members of
the University Military Training
Camps association at a meeting last
night in the Engineering building. It
is not certain whether or not it will
be possible to have the training dur-
ing the recess. Further announce-
ment will be made later.
UNIVERSAL TRAINING BILL
ENDORSED BY ROTARY CLUB
At the regular Wednesday luncheon
of the Rotary club yesterday after-
noon, members of that body, passed
resolutions endorsing universal mili-
tary training and the Chamberlain
bill. W. E. Underdown, of the Huron
Farms Co., who was a delegate to the
district convention held in Wheeling,
W. Va., gave a report on the work of
the assembly. E. L. Seyler, of this
city, addressed the club on the "Fed-
eral Farm Loan Act."
HIRING COUNTY TEACHERS
Due to the difficulty experienced in
getting teachers for the Washtenaw
county schools this year, Evan Essery,
commissioner of schools, has sent out
circular letters to county school trus-
tees asking them to make arrange-
ments for retaining their present
teachers or to make new contracts for
STATE STREET DRILL OPEN
TO ALL IN THIAT VICINITY
All men who live or eat within the
vicinity of the South State street fra-
ternities or near the corner of North
Ingalls street and Cornwall place are
invited to take part in the military
drill that is being conducted there
after the noon hour. The South State
street men assemble at the corner of
State and South University every Mon-
day, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
at 12:25 o'clock and drill until 12:55
o'clock. The men near the corner of
North Ingalls and Cornwall place as-
semble at 12:30 o'clock.
EXHIBIT "MISSING LINK" IN
MUSM[ INSECT COLLECTION
Peripatus, the missing link between
the worm and the insect, is included
in an exhibition in the north room of
the first floor of the Museum building.
The rare specimens of this insect
were found on a University expedi-
tion in British Guiana two years ago.
The peripatus is included in a
lection of insects completed by Fr
erick M. Gaige, museum assistant. I
of the group deals with the fur
mentals of insect study and leads
degrees to. the higher phases. Th,
are also a series of cases tracing
life of an insect from the egg to
adult and another series containin
general collection of insects fr
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