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One of the most important problems
for the near future is how to move
the crop in case it should be material-
ly, or at all, larger than last year's.
If this matter of how to move the
crop when we get it, is ignored the
earnest effort to increase food supply
may be wasted and millions of tons
of valuable produce will rot on the
It has been estimated that if the
crop were 10 per cent larger, the
railroads would be unable to handle
it. Transportation of general busi-
ness would have to be shut off in
order to bring the crops to market.
One hundred thousand more cars
will be urgently needed to avoid em-
barrassing embargoes.
The railroads are not in position to
order these cars now, and if they are
not at once put in hand, they will not
be ready for harvest service.
As the food campaign has become
properly a government measure, the
solution of the car shortage problem
might well be taken up by the govern-
Constructing 1,000 Ships
This method has been adopted in
that other important department of
transportation-the ship building in-
dustry. The United States shipping
board is energetically at work having
1,000 wooden ships constructed under

ness. It would produce notso much.
inflation, as it would legitimate ex-
tension of ,activity. To inflate is to
fill up with air or gas, and the process
continued distends the containing ma-
terial until it blows up or bursts. A
thing filled up with solid matter is
not so liable to disruption and there
is nothing in business so solid as the
buying and selling of material things
on a basis of profit. This is what is
to happen with the proceeds of the
government loans. They are to be
used to buy things in this country for
use, and it is presumable that nearly
the whole amount will be so spent
War Intensified by Our Entrance
The effect of the great war in rais-
ing prices and inducing scarcity in
one product after another, will be in-
tensified now by reason of our en-
trance. The Dry Goods Economist
speaks of complaints from retailers
as to the poor quality'of some of the
woolen and worsted fabrics employed,
and says this is a condition to which
manufacturers, distributors and con-
sumers alike must reconcile them-
selves, and adds: "Indeed, it is im-
possible to see how the manufacturers
of clothing for men as well as for
women who have prided themselves
on using only ' all-wool fabrics can
possibly avoid the use of fabrics which
contain cotton. Time and again we
have referred to the shortage of the
supply of wool throughout the world,
and with the government's demand
for woolen cloths for uniforms, it i^
clear that there will not be enough to
go round. With the continuance of
the war this condition will undoubt-
edly be intensified."

A number far surpassing expecta-
tions enrolled in the new courses in
military drill that were started yester-
day afternoon in the Law school. The
plan was to form two companies but
at least three and possibly four will
now have to be arranged. One hun-
dred and seventy-eight men had sign-
ed the enrollment cards last night and
more are expected to do so today.
It has been decided that all who
take this course will be excu'sed from
taking the final examination in one of
their other courses. As planned now
the companies will drill two hours
every day except Saturday and Sun-
day from now until June 8.
The first bugle call will be at 3:15
o'clock for the men to gather in front
of the Law school. Five minutes later
the roll will be taken. As soon as
this is completed the companies will
march to Ferry field, where they will
drill for two hours and then march
back to the Law building. Absence
from drill will count the same as
absence from a class.
A competitive examination will be
held next Saturday morning from 8 to
10 o'elock in room D of the Law build-
ing for the purpose of choosing; the
officers below the rank of captajn for
the remainder of the year. The exam-
ination will cover infantry drill regu-
lations through the school of the com-
pany. Written work will count half
and actual drill work the other half
in determining the final grade of each
man trying for an oficership. All
those who wish to take the examina-
tion will hand in a written statement
to that effect at the secretary's office
not later than Friday noon, stating
the position desired and the. amount of
experience he has had in former mil-
itary drill.
All classes in the Law school will
be dismissed at 2:45 o'clock this after-
noon and a meeting for all s udents
will be held at this time in room 11
for the purpose of e:plaining the pro-
p)osed military courses.


Majestic -- Shirley Masonj
"The Law of the North."
Arcade--Theda Bara in "The T
ger woman."
Orpheum - Robert Harron
"The Bad Boy:" Triangle con
edy, "The Telephone Belle.
llae-Carlyle Blackwell a
Gail Kane in "On Dangero



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Forestry Exhibit
to We Realistic
Students Will Present Model Lumber
Camp with Horses and
Those visiting the forest division of
the Natural Science exhibit this week'
will find it an experience similar to a
trip through a real forest camp. A
typical lumber camp is set up in the
building, where machines are in op-
eration for timber testing. Horses
11so will be packed, using the famo"i
"diamond hitch."
In the forestry roms on the second
floor of the Natural Science building
will be the redwood exhibit, with pic-
tures illustrating the methods of rais-
ing and caring for forests. Souveniers
and guide books will be handed out
On the third floor will be among
(ther things, ;ietures, tools, and mod-
els for forest protection and improve-
ments. showing the methods of pro-
tecting forests from fire, insects, and
Methods of logging and logging tools
will be on display and numerous speci-
mens showing the extent of the mod-
ern use of wood will also be shown.
f-Lit Class Will

Dank of Commere'
Proffers Positions
Wants Juniors and Seniors to Begin
Work at Close of Pres-
ent Semester
The National Bank of Commerce,
New York City, has filed an applica-
tion with the economics department
for the services of three students to
begin work at the close of the present
semester. Selections will be made with-
in the next few days. The opportun-
ity is limited to members of the senior
and junior classes.
In accordance with its efficiency
plan, the bank has recently established
a school at New York for the purpose
of training college men to assume re-
sponsible positions in their bank. The
men will be rotated through all of
the different departments and assigned
positions best suited to their individual
qualifications. A salary of $75 per
month will be paid during the period
of training.
Now Women Can
Knit Real Yarn
Practice Classes to be Given; Money
Still Needed to Buy Ma-
Yarn for the outfits which the wo-
men of the University are planning to
knit for the naval reserves has at last
arrived and the girls will no longer be
forced to take their knitting lessons
on pieces of string and other unsatis-
factory substitutes for the genuine ar-
Miss Alice Evans, physical director
for women, who heads the movement,
will be at her office in Barbour gym-
nasium this morning and at 4 o'clock
this afternoon tb make arrangements
with the group heads for yarn and
Those who have no time for knit-
ting can still aid in the work by do-
nating money to be used in the pur-
chase of material. Lack of skill should
be no deterrent, since opportunities
to learn the old-fashioned accomplish-
ment are many. Dean Myra B. Jordan



"More than 30,000,000 people in the
United States are in poverty," said Dr.
Scott Nearing in his lecture on "Social
Religion," Sunday morning, to an
audience of about 800 that crowded
the First Baptist church.
Dr. Nearing compared the teach-
ings of Christ with our present social
and economic system, showing the dis-
crepancy between Christianity as it is
taught and as it is practiced, stating
that we have abandoned Christ to fol-
low Barrabas, the criminal who was
freed by Pilate in preference to
"We are a great Barrabist nation
going mad," he declared, and as an
instance of it he pointed to our entry
into the European conflict. "We have
nothing against the German people.
Very few of us have ever come in con-
tact with a German citizen. Yet we are
about to engage in a tremendous
slaughter, of them."
Washington, April 30. - Reserve
army officers in training camps this
summer will be taught rules of war
and international law by members of
the American Society of International
The society consists of professors of
international law in colleges and uni-
versities, or authorities on diplomatic

announced later. Another class is co
ducted from 9 to 12 o'clock on SatL
day mornings in Barbour gymnasi

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high pressure. The ships are designed

to provide for Great Britain and her
allies, an unending supply of tonnage
by which they can draw from this
country at a minimum of cost the
supplies necessary to feed and care
for their armies.
This is the way to meet most ef-
fectively this pressing need. The
emergency is a real one which con-
gress can in this way deal with in a
business way and with important re-
It may be concluded that one of the
large influences weighing upon the
mind of business has been pretty well
dissipated-namely, uncertainty as to,
effects of the $7,000,000,00'O govern-
ment loan. The provisions of the
bond bill make it possible for the sec-
retary of the treasury to redeposit
amounts withdrawn by and from
banks to pay for the bonds-both theI
amounts of the banks' own subscrip-
tions, as well as the money withdrawn
by depositors for the same purpose.
No Reserve Required
What is very, perhaps equally, im-
portant also, no reserve is required to
be kept against these government de-
posits; otherwise if the 18 per cent'
reserve were enforced, nearly one-
fifth of the amount of the loan so



11ntercolfegf ate

Illinois: Cast and chorus have been
selected for the Union opera of the
University of Illinois and work will
continue daily for the next three
weeks. Sixteen "girls" and 10 men
will be in the chorus.
Kansas: It has been impossible for
the University of Kansas to secure an
army officer to drill the military corps,
so the work will proceed under the
direction of civilians skilled in drill-
ing. The regularity of military class
work has been established after the
weeding out of "adventurers."
Oregon: A census of the women of
the university is to be taken to ascer-
tain their capabilities in case of war
need. Three hundred girls have vol-
unteered services.

gives lessons at Barbour gymnasium
at 3 o'clock on Tuesday afternoons,
and will also teach a class at New-
berry hall, the time for which will be

John Randall Dunn will deliver a
lecture on Christian Science at 8
o'clock this evening in University
Hall. The speaker is connected with
the mother 'church in Boston, Mass.
The lecture is open to the public, no
admission being charged.

taken would be locked up, which
would produce dangerous, and prob-
ably fatal, stringency in the money
market. All this establishes a mini-
mum of disturbance as far ds the im-
mediate money market at the time of
payments is concerned.
The effect of so large an offering of
3% per cent bonds of the highest
world safety and tax-exempt, upon
the market for other high-class bonds,
is a matter of surmise, but to some
extent the operation has been dis-
counted by lower price levels in this
character of bond. It would be na-
tural that in times like these, conserv-
ative individuals and estates should
choose such a rockbound haven for
funds as is afforded by this great gov-
ernment issue.
Urge Small Investors
Every investor, even the smallest,
would naturally want some propor-
tion of his funds in such a security as
this, and it would be a healthful out-
come if millions of people who have
never before attempted investment,
could be led to lay a foundation by
taking on some amount, however
small, of these primest securities. The
issue upon an installment plan extend-
ing payments over eighteen months,
which we suggested in the Review last
week and which is receiving consider-
ation at Washington, would do much
to increase this army of small begin-
ners. Every citizen should use his
influence to add to the army from
among the ranks of friends, neighbors
or employees.
The effect of the loan, with proceeds.
redeposited, cannot, it would seem,
but be stimulating to all kinds of bus-

Pennsylvania: The proceeds of tihe
huge Masque held at the University of
Pennsylvania will be turned over to
the base hospital unit recently organ-
ized. Almost the entire sum of $50,-
000 has been raised by private sub-
scription to equip the unit and the
balance will be made up by this do-
Iowa: Law students who leave for
government service will be given full
credit in their courses at the univer-
sity as a result of recent action by
the law faculty. Students who are
deficient will be allowed to take an
examination to raise their marks.
Wisconsin: Journalistic students
have offered their services as journal-
ists to Secretary Baker. Eight mem-
bers of the senior class who for vari-
ous reasons were unable to enlist,
signed the offer.
Minnesota: One hundred and fifty
students have enlisted in the army or
navy, according to the latest report.
Besides this number, several hundred
have left the university to work on
farms. The marines draw more stu-
dents than any other service.
Yale: Students who have enrolled in
the reserve officers' training corps and
who are appointed captains or lieu-
tenants, will be excused from parts of
their courses. Military training may
be substituted for any three-hour sub-
Columbia: A mass meeting will
soon be held for the purpose of stimu-
lating interest in farm work. Full
credit will be given students who take
up any' public work.1
Get your shoes fixed at Paul's Place.
611 E. William St. 6t

Prof. L. J. Young, with his delega-
tion of forestry students, returned late
Sunday night from a trip into South
Carolina where the company studied
the forest conditions on the famous
Biltmore forest estate.
The trip had a twofold purpose; first
to study the great variety of trees on
the Biltmore estate, growing on dif-
ferent altitudes of the mountains, and,
second, to visit the Pisgah national
forest reserve where logging was
While in the forest region of North
Carolina, the men took a trip through
the Big Pisgah mountains and climbed
Mt. Michell, the highest mountain peak
east of the Rocky mountains.
Professor Young stated yesterday
that "the opinion of the boys is that
the trip proved so beneficial that we
hope to repeat it every year here-
after." The following forestry stu-
dents accompanied Professor Young
on the trip: T. N. Southworth, '18, P.
E. Alden, '18, S. R. Augspurger, '17,
L. P. Brown, '17, E. W. Hartwell, '17,
S. D. Anderson, '17, and V. C. Sheffield,
The regular meeting of the Zoolog-
ical Journal club will be held at 7:15
o'clock tonight in room 231 Natural
Science building.
Reports will be given by Prof. Otto
C. Glasser of the Zoological depart-
ment, on physiology, and by Frederick
M. Gaige, assistant in the museum, on
Walter N. Koelz, grad., will give a
review of Jacobi's book on "Mimikry-
und Verwandte Erscheinung." Alfred
G. Papworth, grad., will talk on ' Gy-
rimdae of Washtenaw County."

:)hite Flannels to Be Worn at
Affair; Scene is Unon,
May 29

After a number of years' hiberna-
tion, the annual Junior Jamboree, of
the J-lit class, will emerge from its
hiding-place to the Union on May 29,
and the committee is promising a
class affair second only to the hop.
Militarism will figure prominently
in decorations and music, and a num-
ber of feature dances will be on the
program. White flannels will be the
order of the day for all recruits. The
tickets will be sold only to members
of the J-lit class, and the number will
probably be limited to 100 couples.
The committee in charge of the
dance is composed of B. C. Krause,
Philip C. Pack and Frank W. Grover.
Prineeton Alumni to Give Trucks
Princeton, N. J., April 30.-Prince-
ton alumni are planning to organize
five motor truck companies for ser-
vice with the new United States army.
Similar units have been organized by
Yale and Columbia.

",Sveets to the Sweet"


Bloomfield's Chocolates
The Appreciated Kind, in Yellow and Blue (M. Box)

Dainty Lunches
Ice Cream Soda





New Blouses in Pastel--Shades'
Georgette and Crepe de Chene
$5 and up
But the varieties at $5 are especially good-
Sand, pale green, gray, dawn pink, dull blues, and white-with touches of hand em-
broidry-with delicate laces--and with charming lines that really belong to much
higher-priced blouses.
The tailored crepe de chine waists-just as serviceable as they are smart-may be
had in pastel shades, too; peach, flesh and pale green. These have big pearl buttons
effectively used-and are otherwise perfectly simple.
new ones every day-white with colored smocking and colored belts; green with white
smocking, and rose with white. $2.50.
of colored Georgette crepe, or of white with bits of contrasting color in borders or
pipings-=$1 and up.




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Dancing 9 to 1

Admission $1.00

Friday, May 4th

of crepe de chine come in a perfectly amazing
array of colors-corn yellow, blues of various
shades, tan, red, green, purple, primrose, pink;

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At Armory
Fisher's Varsity Sextette


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