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April 27, 1917 - Image 7

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To Invest Part of University Trust
Funds in Michgan War
In voting for Michigan's return to
the conference the Regents transacted
the most important business to come
before them at their April meeting
yesterday. The action is the culmina-
tion of two months' postponement but
the unanimous vote of the board on
the matter confirms the fact that the
delay was due to press of more im-
portant business. The other impor-
tant part of the program was the
granting of degrees, the awarding of
fellowships, and the provision for in-
spection of student rooming houses.
The board referred to the health
service committe of the board, for
investigation and report, recommenda-
tions of the Senate council for an in-
spection of all rooming houses for
men at the beginning of the next acad-
emic year. These inspections are to
be made by salaried representatives
of the University health service. It is
further proposed that students rent-
ing rooms in private houses should be
expected to enter into a written lease
on a general form to be drawn up in
fairness to tenant and landlord. The
University will keep a list of ap-
proved rooming and boarding houses
for men.
To Shorten Semester
The proposition to change the date
of commencement was not acted upon
but the plan for shortening the first
semester by one week and moving
back commencement day one week in
June, with the proposed request of
the city schools that they open one
week later in the fall, was referred
to Secretary Smith and Regent Beal
with power to act. Hereafter deans
shall have power to excuse from com-
mencement exercises any students
who have excuses for absenting them-
The finance committee was author-
ized to invest from $25,000 to $50,000
of the University trust funds in Michi-
gan four per cent war bonds.
Tunnel Plan Presented
Plans of the engineers for a tunnel
from the University heating plant to
the new Michigan Union building were
presented, but the board voted it would
be impossible to meet the expenses,
as specified in the plans and specifica-
tions presented.
The following were granted Univer-
sity fellowships. of $500: Frank M.
Blanchard, George M. Aylers, William
Jellma, James Kerns, and Susan M.
Award Carl Braun Fellowship
The Carl Braun fellowship was
awarded to Charles Facman. The fol-
lowing were awarded scholarships of
$300: Carl Brown, Helen Griffiths,
Elmer Imes, Charles Langworthy,
Alma Charles Saidbo, Maryland Henry
Lucas, Earl Sturdevant, Paul Warren,
C. M. Webster, and Wynam Wichers.
The Fellowship in Gas Engine was
awarded to Charles Breitung, Michi-
gan, and Sam Turn, Colorado. The

Michigan Pulp and Paper company
fellowship was awarded to S. A. Cap-
lan, the Detroit Edison scholarship to
E. A. Thomas, and the Acme White
Lead company scholarship to H. W.
The following degrees were granted:
Bachelor of Arts, Verne Burnett, Ann
Arbor, with distinction; Floyd Jarvis,
Memphis; Herbert Lawrence, Ann
Arbor; Addison McLain, Marietta,
Wis.; George Wilner, Plymouth, Pa.
(Continued on Page Six.)

900 Students at
Drill Yesterday
Engineers to have Fife and ]rum
Corps of Twenty-two
Nine hundred pairs of feet marched
in steady rhythm to the sharp cut
commantis of the drill masters on the
ground east of the big stands of
Ferry field yesterday. It was the larg-
est army out this year and the offi-
cers of the companies were well
Tuesday and Friday have been set
aside by the military committee of
the engineering college for official
drill days and Major Castle will set
aside other days for members of other
departments. At their next appear-
ance at drill, the engineers will have
a fife and drum corps of 22 pieces.
Major C. W. Castle did not appear
on the field. He was busy sending
out the applications of the candidates
for training camps. He sent out 20 of
these applications yesterday and still
has 50 to look over. Major C. E.
Wilson was in command of the en-
gineering companies.



Applicaious to Central Headquarters
to be Turned Over to Major
Twenty-T'vo Students Were Reconm-
mended Ybsterday at Training
Camps at Various Forts
Men who have applied for admission
to officers' reserve camps, and have
been ordered by headquarters to re-
port to examining boards elsewhere,
may take their examination here, ac-
cording to an announcement made by
Major C. W. Castle last night. If ap-
plication is made to the central head-
quarters the cases will be transferred
to Major Castle's jurisdiction.
Applicants before appearing before
the local board should report to Cap-
tain James F. Breakey, 0. R. C., at 213
East Huron street, for physical exam-
ination. They are then to come before
Major Castle at Waterman gymnasium
between the hours of 9 and 12 o'clock,
or 2 and 5 o'clock.
As a result of examinations held
yesterday the following were recom-
mended for admission to the officers'
reserve corps training camps indi-
Fort Snelling, Minn., James B. Cat-
lett, '17L, Herbert B. Rudolph, '17L,
Henry K. Huber, '18L, and Nathan C.
Towne, '17; Fort Benjamin Harrison,
Ind. James M. Barrett Jr. '18L; Fort
Sheridan Ill. Morrison C. Wood, '17,
Glenn A. Iowland, 17L, Lowell H.
Tuttle, '18E, John C. B. Parker, '17,
F dwin E. Keatley, '18, Kemp S. Burge,
'17, Andrew J. McCarty, '20, Charles
13. Lawton, '17, Cecil F. Cross, '17,
Robert B. Murchie, '17L, Alfred P.
Kelley. '17, Harry A. Wellford, '18,
Guy E. Sawyer, '17, Harold A. Fitzger-
ald, '17, Clarence 0. Skinner, '17E,
Ilarold 0. Barnes, '17E, and Delos G.
Smith, '17.
Definite Plan; for $500,000,000 Loan
Per 'ontl to Come Before
Washington, April 27. - Definite
glans for financing the allies to the ex-
tent of approximately $500,000,000 a
month were considered by President
Wilson and his cabinet today. The
present plans call for about $250,000,-
000 monthly to England, $100,000,000
monthly to France, and $150,000,000 a
month between Italy and Russia. On
this basis the first loan to the allies
would be exhausted within six months.
It is probable that Secretary Mc-
Adoo will very soon call for subscrip-
tions to another issue of treasury
certificates to the sum of at least
$250,000,000. He is accepting all over-
subscriptions for the first issue float-
ed, and it is believed that by July 1,
the date set for the launching of the
first series of bonds, fully half of the
$2,000,000,000 in treasury certificates
authorized by congress will have been

WANTED - Fifty girls to file
and index replies being sent to
Universty intelligence bureiui.
Only qualification, general cap-
ability, and desire to serve coun-
try in time of need. Apply at
M1ichigan Union any afternoon be-
tween 2 and B o'clock.
With a force of 15 to 20 women
busily engaged in cataloguing the ma-
terial for government information, and
the daily mails bringing to the Union
a veritable tidal wave of the long, of-
ficial envelopes, it is found that there
is still a lack of a sufficient number.
of workers. The replies have lately
been thrust into a cupboard there to
await their turn. Ten thousand of the
missives have already been filed away
at the rate of 200 per day.
Wives of faculty members have as-
sisted the work of the women during
the afternoon, while a number of men
under direction of Yancey R. Alt-
sheler, '17, have offered their services
during the evening. All men who can
conveniently do so, are asked to re-
port at 7:30 o'clock tonight at the
New Haven, Conn., April 27.--Med-
ical students should do everything in
their power to prepare for govern-
ment service, according to the state-
ment of the council of national defense
in the Yale News.
Pre-medics should enroll in the
medical school at once so they will
be fit to serve their country in the
field hospitals.

T. .Favors U. S.
Force in France
Colqnel Again Endorses Principle of
Compulsory Military
New York, April 27.-Declaring that
he wanted to see an American division
on the firing line ii France within a
few weeks, Colonel Roosevelt today re-
plied to Joseph Leiter, president of the
Army League, who telegraphed him
asking that he withdraw his proposal
fr 4 Roosevelt division.
"No man can misunderstand my
position unless he deliberately chooses
to do so," declared the colonel. "I
am most earnestly and heartily in
favor of the principle of universal ob-
ligatory military service. I wish to
see it introduced immediately for this
war, and I also hope to see it made a
permanent policy of this country.
"I earnestly and heartily support the
administration's position in this direc-
tion, because it is a step in the right
direction, and I am only sorry it is
not a very much stronger step. My
proposition is to supplement this step
by providing for immediate use of men
who would be exempt under the ad-
ministration's bill. It is simply silly
not to encourage instead of forbidding
the use of efficient men who would
otherwise not be used at all."
Prize military drills will probably
be held as a part of the spring con-
tests on May 18 and 19. The military
board of the engineering college has
suggested to the Student council that
the games be set aside this year and
a day of prize drills substituted.
Harold A. Taylor, '17E, secretary of
the Student council, said last night
that the council would not consider
the abolition of the games, but that
it would look with favor on the hold-
ing of drills Saturday afternoon, May
"We discussed the idea of discontin-
uing the games at our last meeting,"
said Taylor, "and turned it down be-
cause we don't want to place military
affairs ahead of the games. However,
I think the council would be favorable
toward the introduction of the drills."
Change Rules
Several changes have been made in
the rules under which the games are
to be held. It is planned to make the
push ball contest a more even affair
by breaking the men up into several
groups, or evenly dividing the fresh-
men and sophomores. In the past the
freshmen have always greatly out-
numbered their sophomore opponents.
This contest and the relay races will
be held on Saturday morning.
Tug of War Friday
The tug of war will take place Fri-
day afternoon at the usual location
over the Huron river. A new 500 foot
rope has been purchased to replace
the one badl cut up last year.
An attempt is being made to get a
student company to patrol the field
during the games.
Chess Tournament Continues Tonight
N The Chess and Checker club will
continue the chess tournament at its

meeting which will be held at 6:30
o'clock tonight in room 173 Natural
Science building. It is expected that
the tournament may be finished to-
Entire Navy Now on Fair War Footing
Washington, April 27.-Every fight-
ing ship of the United States navy,
active or reserve, is now in commis-
sion and on a fair war footing, the
navy department officially announced#


By R. T. IcDonald
Michigan has voted to go back to the Conference.
The Regents yesterday afternoon voted for a return to the western con-
ference, passing the veto power necessary to the Senate council, a body
composed entirely of faculty men. The vote for the return was unanimous.
Michigan has been out of the conference since 1908. The biggest reason
for the break was the desire of the Big Nine to install the retro-activ three
year clause which hit Michigan hardest because at that time it had a number
of track and football stars who would have been made ineligible by
rule. The Wolverine was the strongest school in the body and as the motion
was passed, Michigan decided to cease being one of the body. Since then
the three year action has been enforced here, and many of the other
changes proposed by the conference have been followed by Michigan.
The action of the Regents will make it impossible for the Wolverine to
maintan All-fresh teams. It will also
* * * * * * * * * * * * * abolish the training table and faculty
* Y. M. C. A. Election Postponed * supervision ovey athletics automatieal-
* Due to the pressure of the W. * ly goes into effect following the order
* E. B. campaign work, the Y. M. * of the Regents.
* C. A. election of officers which * Agitation Starts Last Fall
* was to have been held today has * AiainSat atFl
* beensto edbnthldsday, * Yesterday's action was the result
postponed until Wednesday,* of concerted working by students and
* * 2 * * * * * * * * * * alumni organizations for more than
two months. Agitation oi the pro-
. posed return started last fall immedi-
Local . lagazines ately after the poor football seas...
A ppear ,ogether When it became definitely known that
Students Order Gargoyle and Inlander It is the sense of the board of
Sent to Training Camps and regents that athletic competition
Naval Stations with the members of the west-
ern intercollegiate conference
Students of journalism who have will be for the best interests of
thrilled over the stories of the neck the University of Michigan,
and neck races of rival metropolitan therefore be it
papers striving to appear first upon Resolved, that the action of
the streets, might have witnessed a the board in control of athletics
like competition yesterday morning shall be reported to the Senate
when the April numbers of the In- council of the University and
lander and the Gargoyle, hot from the that the Senate council is here-
presses were sent abroad over the by vested with power of veto
campus. over the actions of the board in
So many departing students have control of athletics.
ordered friends to send the booklets
after them to training camps and
naval stations that the campus supply Princeton refused to play home and
was soon exhausted. Only a few copies home games with Michigan the agita-
remain on sale at the State street tion took on added impetus.
bookstores. The board in control of athletics in
-- - February added to the movement by
NO SEPARATE PEACE voting for the return, 8-1. Since then
there have been two meetings of the
Russia "Could Not Contemplate" One, Regents, both unfruitful of action.
Says Late Report Last Obstacle Removed
____The giving of the veto power to the
Washington, April 27.-Further as- faculty removes the last obstacle in
surance that Russia has no intention the way of Michigan's return as far as
of concluding a separate peace reached Michigan is concerned. Prof. R. W.
the state department this afternoon in Aigler, chairman of the board in con-
a cablegram from M. Milukoff, re- trol of athletics, will at once inforin
sponding to a message of the Ameri- the members of the conference of the
can Jewish committee. The message action of the Regents.
says in part: Michigan will be unable to play a
"As regards the uncertainty shown full football schedule in 1917 with her
by American Jews on account of the old foes. Both she and the conference
rumors of agitation of certain elements colleges have their schedules made.
for a separate peace, I can assure Northwestern is the one institution
them that these rumors are wholly with which Michigan will endeavor to
without foundation. No Russian party, book a game. The Purple has an open
whatever its political program, has date the last Saturday in November
contemplated, nor could contemplate, Iand the game will undoubtedly be ar-
the eventuality of a separate peace I ranged at once.
with the foreign aggressor." Basketball Probably First Game
In the event of the cancellation of
ANNOUNCE CANE DAY the 1917 football card, the first Mich-
igan game with the western schools
Official Opening for Seniors to Be would probably be in basketball, the
held Tomorrow newest Wolverine college sport Track,
baseball, and tennis games for the
Official cane day for all Neniors has spring of 1918 will undoubtedly con-
been set for tomorrow. This will be tain conference struggles.

the official opening of the cane season Football games with Cornell and
for seniors of all departments. A Pennsylvania in the fall of .1918 will
Student council committee is working probably be held as in the past. It is
with senior class presidents on a date not out of the range. of possibilities
for swing-out which will be announced that the baseball teams will continue
in the near future. to make the annual eastern trip each
spring as' well as playing teams in
Summer Camps Planned for Minors the conference.
New Haven, Conn., April 27.-Sum- Students Desirious of Return
mer camps for men under 20 years Many students and - alumni have
and nine months are being contem- been desirious of re-entry since the
plated. Yale, Harvard, and Prince- present more or less haphazard sched-
ton are urging their establishment. (Continued on Page Six)

Has Ribs Broken in Auto Accident set out.
Louella B. Paul, '20, was seriously
injured in an automobile accident Iowa Students Construct Trenches
Thursday, while going from her home Iowa City, Ia., April 27.-Trenches
in Fort Wayne, Ind., to attend a house have been constructed by the military
party at Purdue university in Lafay- engineers of the University of Iowa
ett e, Ind. This information was sent for the use of the cadet corps. Three
to her sister, Elsie M. Paul, '17, with- hundred feet of narrow pits have been
out any particulars about the accident. dug to a depth of three and a half
Miss Paul suffered a broken collar- feet. The plan was laid out by a
bone and several broken ribs. sergeant of the regular army.
Says Army Should be Sent to Europe Students to Work on Canadiaq Farms
New York, N. Y., April 27.-An Champaign, Ill., April 27.--Canadian
American army or 20,000 or 30,000 farm work is likely to be attempted
men should be sent to Europe at once, by several University of Illinois stu-
in the opinion of the Hon. Mr. Joseph dents. More than 60 have already ex-
H. Choate, ex-ambassador to Great pressed their willingness to go to
Britain, according to the Columbia Canada and help relieve the labor
Spectator. I shortage by taking jobs as farm hands.

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