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General P. H. Bliss Will Fill Place
of Chief of Staff During Ab.
sence of General Scott
Washington, May~11.-Major Gener-
al Hugh L. Scott, chief of staff of the
United States army and Rear Admiral
Jar es A. Glennon will be the military
an naval members of this nation's
commission to Russia, it was officially
announced today.
The remainder of the personell is as
follows: lihu Root, Cyrus McCor-
mick, C. R. Bertrom New York bank-
er, Charles Edward Russell, socialist
leader, James Duncan, vice-president
of the American Federation of Labor,
and Dr. John R. Mott, and Charles R.
Crane of Chicago.
The Russian commission will get to-
gether within 1,he next few days to
organize formally. Major General P.
H. Bliss is to fill the place of the chief
of staff during the absence of General
Scott. General Scott will resume the
office upon his return.
Secretary Baker made the following
statement: "General Scott, ranking
officer of our entire military establish-
ment, goes to Russia in order that the
people of Russia may realize the full
compliment and cordiality of our great
mission to them."
That President Wilson has appointed
a Red Cross war council to have
charge of all the Ied Cross work in
the United States, was received in a
telegram by Miss Wiona Saunders,
secretary of the Ann Arbor chapter of
the Red Cross yesterday.
Mr. Henry P. Davidson of the J. P.
Morgan company has been made chair-
man with Mr. C. D. Horton, G. P.
Murphy, Cornelius N. Bliss Jr., and E.
N. Hurley on the committee with him.
Ex-President W. H. Taft was ap-
pointed chairman of the executive
committee of the national organiza-
tion last Thursday by the president.-
Ambulance Corp s
Unit Raises $325
Students Canvass Alumni of Univer-
sity to Secure Rest of
$10,000 Needed
Although the campaign of the Mich-
igan ambulance corps for the $10,000
necessary to finance the trip to France
will not officially begin until Monday,
the sum of $325 has already been
raised by voluntary subscription.
In the meantime, T. F. McAllister,
'18, has gone -to Chicago to speak in
the interests of the campaign before
the alumni of that city at their regu-

lar Saturday luncheon. A. D. Rath-
bone, '19, will address the Grand Rap-
ids alumni, and R. W. Starrett, '20E,
will leave for Detreit Monday to work
among the alumni of that city.
The names of the 25 members of
the first unit have been sent on to
Boston for ratification, and the men
are expecting to hear within the next
day or two that they have been ac-
The first of the out-door meetings
this year of the Students' society of
the Unitarian church will be held at
6:30 o'clock tomorrow night at the
home of Mrs. M. E. Osborn, 1015 Pack-
ard street. Theo Rev. R. S. Loring
will talk on "Joining the Church."
The society will give an informal
dancing party at the Guild house to-
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"Fight for Your
Ideals" - Angell
F. F. Nesbit, '19L, spoke for the men.
Kappa Reception Last
Patriotism was the distinguishing
theme of all the speeches given at the
Phi Beta Kappa reception held last
evening in Barbour gymnasium.
The evening started with the receiv-
ing line in which stood Dean John R.
Effinger and Dean James R. Angell
of the University of Chicago and the
new members. After the members of
the faculty had passed down the line,
the meeting was called to order by
Dean Effinger who gave a short his-
tory of Phi Beta Kappa since its foun-
dation in Williams and Mary college
in 1776.
Lillian Carnegie, '17, gave a short
speech for the incoming women and
F. E. Nesbit, '19L, spoke for the men.
"That to think and think, straight
is as great a moral obligation as to
shoot and shoot straight," said Dean
Angell, the principal speaker of the
evening, in his address on the sub-
ject of "Patriotism, Instinct, Intel-
In closing the dean showed that it
was entirely comparable with the
ideals of the intelligent classes to
take part in the great halocaust now
going on. "Let us fight for our ideals
and the things which make life worth
while," said he.
Teams Clash in
At'1ilirary Training
Jeffersonian Society Meets Adelphi
Tonight in University
Debating the question which has
lately engaged the public attention,
that of compulsory military training,
the Jeffersonian Debating society of
the Law school will meet the team
from the Adelphi house of representa-
tivs in University Hall at 8 o'clock
This is the last of the inter-society
cup debates which are held annually.
Some weeks ago the Jeffersonian so-
ciety defeated the Alpha Nu team and
the Adelphi trio were the winners in
their debate with the Webster team.
The Detroit Alumni association is the
donor of the cup which has been up
for competition for 20 years. Tonight's
debate marks the nineteenth contest,
and if the Adelphi team wins, the cup
will come into their permanent pos-
session, their teams having already
won it eight times.
The Adelphi team is composed of
Herbert Parzen, '19, Joseph W. Planck,
'18, and Herman A. Agushavitz, '19.
The personnel of the Webster team is
Lester S. Hecht, '18L, Hector A. Mc-
Crimmon, '18L, and Harrison L. Mc-
Carthy, '17L. The Jeffersonian team
will debate the affirmative side of the
The judges are: Prof. John R.
Brumm of the rhetoric department,
Registrar Arthur G. Hall, and Robert
P. Lane of the political science depart-

Seniors Will Meet in Caps and Gowns
Shortly Before 4 o'Clock on
Campus Walk
Senlois Will Conclude Exercises by2
Swinging the Campus in a
Block ")M" s
Senior Swing-out day is set fore
Monday, May 14.
The senior classes will assemble in
caps and gowns shortly before 4
o'clock on the campus walks. The
senior lits will form on the walk
between the Museum and University
hall; the engineers and architects on
the walk between University hall andt
the Angell residence; the medics on2
the walk between University hall and
the flag pole; the laws between the
flag pole and the Chemistry building;1
the pharmics on the walk in front of
the cannon memorial; the homoeops1
at the north entrance of the Economics
building, and the dents at the south
entrance of the Economics building.t
Announce Program of Service
The march into the auditorium of
University hall will then begin, the1
classes falling into line in the fol-x
lowing order: Lits, engineers andT
architects, medics, laws, pharmics,
homoeops, and dents. The exercises
will start at 4 o'clock when the Rev.
L. A. Barrett gives the invocation.
President Harry B. Hutchins will then
deliver a short address. Chase B.
Sikes '17, is to follow with a solo,2
and the Rev. Charles S. Mack will
deliver the benediction.
After the conclusion of the exercises
the classes will leave in the order of
their entrance and will swing the,
campus in a block "M."
Red Cross Work, Military Drill, Sew-.
ing and Telegraphy Will t
Be Offered
A national service camp for women,<
organized on the plan of the one heldt
at Chevy Chase in Washington, D. C.,
last summer, has been secured for
Washtenaw county and the choice of
a site is already under consideration.<
Red Cross work, military calisthen-
ics and drill, sewing and knitting,1
telegraphy, wireless, and wig-wagging
will make up the curriculum of the
three courses to be offered. The camp
will be held in two sections of three
weeks each, immediately preceding the
opening of college in the fall.
Women from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana,
and Michigan will be admitted to the
camp. The applicant must be an
American citizen, 18 years of age or
older, who can present a certificate of
health, and who either is, or intends
to become a member of the women's
section of the navy league. This mem-
bership does not involve dues, but
merely a pledge of support. '
Tuition for either of the 20-day sec-
tions of the camp will be $30, of which
$2.00 is to be paid as a registration
fee. Time and place for registration
will be announced later. I
The Daughters of the American
Revolution, of which Mrs. W. H. Wait
of Ann Arbor is state regent, is re-
sponsible for bringing the camp here,
and Mrs. Henry B. Joy of Detroit is
chairman of the committee of prom-

inent women from all parts of Michi-
gan who are interesting themselves
in the undertaking.
Senior Girls Get Gown Collars Today
Senior girls will have their last
chance today to obtain collars for
their gowns. Barbour gymnasium will
be open from 9 to 12 o'clock this
morning for this purpose.
The wearing of flowers will be pro-
hibited at Swing-out.
To Hold Try-outs for Relays Today
All contestants for the relay races
to be held next Saturday must try out
between 1 and 3 o'clock this afternoon
in Waterman gymnasium. All men
should bring tennis shoes.
I. Anderson, ex-'15, Goes to Sheridan
Ray S. Anderson, ex-'15, left Ann
Arbor Thursday for Fort Sheridan. He
will join the officers' reserve training
camp at that place..

Professor Field
Enters Sheridan

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First College Instructor to
Government's Call for
Older Men




In view of the fact that Swing-
out is to take place only two days
hence, on May 14, it is imperative
that all seniors in all colleges
make arrangements at once for
their caps and gowns. Advancing
the date has no doubt caused some
inconvenience, and to lessen this
the seniors should not delay plac-
ing their orders.
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Heeding the government's call for
older men in the various departments'
of service, Prof. Peter Field of the
mathematics department left Ann Ar-
bor yesterday to enter the field artil-
lery training camp at Fort Sheridan.
Professor Field apparently is the first
faculty member of the University to
enter some branch of military service


outside of those who were affiliated
with some phase of service before the
war and were automatically called.
With no previous military training,
outside of a brief course at Minnesota
during his undergraduate days, Pro-
fessor Field selected the field artil-
lery department thinking he could be
of most value there because of his
mathematical and mechanical training.
He was also among the number of
faculty men that attended Plattsburg
last summer.
Mrs. Field and son will remain in
Ann Arbor at their residence on 904
Olivia street during Professor Field's
term of service.
Classes conducted by Professor
Field will be taken care of for the
remainder of the semester by the va-
rious members of the department.
Proclamation Sets
Forth D ra ft Plans
National Guard Units Not on Polite
Duty to Go to Mobilization
and Training Camps
Washington, May 11. - President
Wilson has practically completed the
proclamation setting forth the gov-
ernwne' plan for carrying out de-]
tails of the selective service army bill.1
The proclamation will deal with the
following topics: Registration of ap-
proximately 10,000,000 men, draft of
the first increment of 500,000 afterI
exemption has been made, selectiont
of sites for 16 divisional mobilizations,
and training camps, promotion of suf-
ficient army officers, and appointment
of additional officers drawn from civil-
ian life and from regular and national
guard ranks to drill and lead the newI
It is the plan of the war department;
to dispatch all national guard units
now in federal service and not now
used in police duty to the mobilization
and training camps.
Declares Prohibition Unwarranted
Blow Against One of Nation's
Chief Industries
Milwaukee, May 11.-Colonel Gus-
tave Pabst, president of the United
Brewers' association, today declared
that the attempt to curtail liquor
manufacture at this time is aimed to
bring about prohibition under the
guise of conservation. He declared it
an unwarranted blow at one of the na-
tion's chief industries.
Colonel Pabst has just returned frqw
Washington where he placed the brew-
ers' views before the ways and means
committee of the house and agricul-
tural committee of the senate.
"The warring nations of Europe,"
he said, "have not seen fit to prohibit
the production of beer. The soldiers
of England get their rations of beer
and even of rum. France includes
wine in the bill of fare of its fighting
men. Italy does the same.
"Russia has prohibited vodka but
not light beer. Germany has requisi-
tioned 40 per cent of the output of her
breweries for troops. Belgium though
torn to pieces and with scarcely a
remnant of her territory left, is still
brewing beer in that part of the coun-
try not controlled by the Germans.
"In the face of such evidence I do
not see how it can be argued that
prohibition of beer manufacture is a
necessary war measure."

Junior Law Councilmen Nominated
At a meeting of the junior law class
yesterday, R.. G. Dunn, '1AL, and J.
W. Thomas, '18L, were nominated as
student councilmen.



London, May 11.-Germany's in-
ternal crisis is near according to
an Exchange telegraph dispatch
from Amsterdam today. The
agency reported that Berlin ad-
vices indicated Chancellor Hll1
weg would survive in the political
sweep but that Foreign Secretary
Zimmerman, Food Dictator Ba-
tocki and others would be ousted.
By William Phillp Simms
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
With the British Armies in the Field,
May 11.-Battling in the reddest flames
of a veritable lake of fire British
troops last night rolled back a Ger-
man attacking wave south of Souchez
river. The Germans' liquid fire lighted
up the whole battle with a light that
gave the British gunners the exact
range of the attacking troops.
It was a night full of vigorous fight-
ing at a score of places on the line.
The Germans are seeking desperately
to regain the initiative in the fighting.
Pressed back with his back tight
against positions which if lost would
be fatal to his plans, Crown Prince
Rupprecht at Hindenberg's bidding is
launching attack after attack against
the British. lines.
Machine Guns Riddle Attacker
Between Gavrelle and the Souchez
river the enemy last night and early
today repeatedly hurled storming
troops against the British. The flashes
of the bursting German shells lighted
up low lying dark clouds. Despite the
intense darkness and the blinding
white flashes of exploding shells the
British machine guns and artillery
tore the attackers to pieces.
Just before 7:30 o'clock last night
a strong attack to the east of Arleux
was thrown back with considerable
loss to the enemy. At 8:30 o'clock the
Souchez river attack came and was re-
pulsed. Two hours later the liquid
fire assault was staged in the same
locality. The survivors of this wave
staggered back repulsed.
Bombard Trenches Near La Coulotpe
Meanwhile a couple of miles to the
north there was an intense bombard-
ment against a sector of trenches to
the east of La Coulotpe. Here at 3:30
o'clock this morning the enemy at-
tacked fiercely.
Paris, May 11.-George Dock Jr.,
son of Dr. George Dock, formerly of
the University of Michigan Medical
school faculty, has been decorated
with the Croix de Guerre and given
citation in army orders for "doing
difficult and dangerous work under
Mr. Dock is a member of the Ameri-
can ambulance field service and has
distinguished himself several times by
removing soldiers from the field of
battle under fire. He has been in the
attention of military commanders ever
since taking up his . work on the
French front and his decoration comes
as the result of repeated bravery. Few
Americans have received war crosses
in French service..
Frith hall, oldest league house at
Michigan, will entertain from 3 to 5
o'clock this afternoon in honor of the
senior members of the Independent
Girls' club. A general invitation is ex-
tended to all members of the club, and
while the seniors are the especially
avored guests of the afternoon, a large
representation from other classes is
desired as plans for the proposed
club house for independent girls will
be discussed.

A. E. Zigler, '19, Leads All Managers
or Assistants, Receiving
297 Votes
Marked by light voting Michigan's
third annual all-campus election day
came to a close last night. The bal-
lot for athletic managerships and as-
sistants was particularly close, al-
though only 400 votes were cast. Other
results also exhibited keen competi-
tion. The final results of all elec-
tions follow:
Athletic Association Officers
Football manager, L. N. Scofield,
'19L; votes, 208. Assistant football
manager, W. D. Craig, '19, D. M.
Springer, '19E, J. D. Cameron, '19, M.
S. Towr, '19; votes, 203, 193, 178, and
167, respectively.
Intercollege manager, C. W. Neu-
mann, '18; votes, 257. Assistant in-
tercollege managers, J. D. Watts, '181,
G. C. Codd, '20, H. M. Carey, '19; all
three nominees were elected.
Track manager, E. G. Dudley, 'iSE;
votes, 213. Assistant track managers,
F. S. Sanders, '19E, H. R. Cossitt, '19,
J. H. Clarke, '19, P. 0. Avery, '19;
votes, 188, 160, 151, and 148, respec-
Baseball manager, J. B. Reid, '18;
votes, 201. Assistant baseball man-
agers, A. E. Zigler, '19, F. C. Bell, '19,
D. F. Yerkes, '19, and Sherman Fltz-
simons, '19E; votes, 197, 190, 156,
and 153, respectively. A. E. Zigler got
the highest number of votes cast for
any man running for manager or as-
sistant manager.
Michigan Union Officers
President, C. W. Fischer, '18; ma-
jority, 85. Recording secretary, C. %J.
Andrews, '18; votes, 124 out of 419
cast. Vice-president for Law school,
G. F. Hurley, '18L; votes, 16 out of 29.
Vice-president for literary college, C.
W. Neumann, '18; votes, 74 out of 230.
Vice-president for engineering school,
W. M. McKee, '18E; votes, 34 out of
117. Vice-president for Medical school,
T. L. Tolan, '18M; votes, 10 out of 25.
Vice-president for combined colleges,
J. L. Powers, '19P-; votes, 11 out of
20. Faculty representatives for board
of directors, Dean Henry M. Bates,
Prof. "William A. Frayer, and Dr. Reu-
ben Peterson.
Student Councilmen
Student councilmen at large: E. L.
Zeigler, '19L, C. A. Hart, '1SE, and' A.
V. Livingston, '18E; votes, 251, 216,
and 205, respectively. Junior lit coun-
cilman, G. A. Reem, '18; majority, 36.
Soph lit councilman, C. W Miller, '19;
majority, nine. Councilman from
Medical school, E. C. Baumgarten,
'18M; majority, 20. Homoeop coun-
cilman, L. J. Boyd, '18H; votes, five out
of 10. Dent councilman, H. C. Cramer,
'18D; majority, 20.
Engineer Honor Committee
Members of engineer honor commit-
tee, C. A. Hart, '18E, and E. M. Schaff-
ter, '18E; votes, 35 and 31, respec-
Assistant Soph Lit Treasurer

Assistant treasurer of saph lit class,
H. R. Louis, '19; majority, 26.
New York Gives Rousing Ovation to
Balfour and British Embassy
New York, May 11.-Greeted with a
continuous roar of cheers, the shriek-
ing of steamboat whistles, and the
floating of hundreds of flags, British
Foreign Minister Balfour and the
members of the British war commis-
sion arrived in New York this after-
Twenty-eight hundred policemen
swarmed around Balfour and his party
after they stepped from the police
boat after the journey from Jersey
City where they left their train. A
crowd almost equaling that which met
the French commission pushed against
the police lines cheering and applaud-




Lit Students Who Did Not Register
May Enroll in Companies
Arrangements for the literary col-
lege drill have not been completed.
Those desiring to enroll may still
do so.
Students who wish to join the
course may register on cards in Reg-
istrar Hall's office before 3:30 o'clock
Monday afternoon. They will be given
the one hour of credit. No absences
will be permitted.
Those reporting Monday are asked
to wear their old clothes as new ones
may be spoiled by the drill which will
necessitate lying on the ground. They
are also requested to buy a book of
United States drill regulations which
will cost 30 cents at any bookstore.
This will be the only outlay which
they will have to make.
Hobart Guild to Dance at Harris Hall
Harris hall will be the scene of an
informal dance at 2:30 o'clock this
afternoon, given by the Hobart guild.
Admission is by invitation only, which
must be presented at the door. Young
lady members of the guild may ob-
tain tickets for their chaperons by
applying to the curator of Harris hall.

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