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C 92News of the Quadrangles 94Athletics • 95Alumni and Alumnae in Service 96News of the Classes and Associations 98Marriages, Engagements, Births, Deaths 102Several Additional War Letters 105Book Notices 110Alumni Council of the University ofChicagoChairman, Frank McNair.Secretary-Treasurer, John Fryer Moulds.The Council for 1918-19 is composed of the following delegates :h'rom the College Alumni Association, Mrs. L. K. Markham, Ruth Prosser, John FryerMoulds, Albert W. Sherer, Alice Greenacre, Harold H. Swift, Frank McNair, Scott Brown, John P. Mentzer, William H. Lyman, Mrs. Agnes CookGale, Emory" Jackson, Mrs. Ethel Kawin Bachrach, Earl Hostetter, Leo F.Wormser.From the Association of Doctors of Philosophy, Herbert E. Slaught, Edgar J. Good-speed, H. L. Schoolcraft.From the Divinity Alumni Association, Walter Runyan, Edgar J. Goodspeed, WarrenP. 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Miller was incharge of the campaign. $130,000$ 11,8007,9505,75035,6003,0507,65054,100$125,9001,75020,000125,000Armenia Needs AssistanceThe Armenian National Union of America, with headquarters in the old Southbuilding, Boston, Mass., respectfully requests your active sympathy and supportin the interest of Armenia, whose fate, asyou know, will be determined at the coming Peace Congress.For centuries the Armenian peoplehave suffered and sacrificed for civil andreligious liberty.Lend your aid and influence in creating apowerful public opinion in favor of the liberation of this martyred nation.BUYWAR SAVINGSSTAMPS OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMENMuch difficulty has been experienced under present conditions in securing a sufficient number of properly qualified peopleto perform the important duty of auditingtaxpayer's returns, and, of course, afterthe revenue bill now pending in Congressshall have become operative, the need forclerks of this type will be even greater thanat present. There must be throughout thecountry a large number of graduates ofwomen's colleges who would respond to anopportunity, such as this, to be of important service to the government. Specialattention is called to an examination nowbeing held for such positions by the CivilService Commission. If you are at all interested, address at once.Daniel C. Roper,Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Washington, D. C.What "America's Answer" Means"America's Answer," the U. S. OfficialWar Picture issued by the Division ofFilms, of the Committee on Public Information, is not the ordinary press-agent filmplay. It is a chapter of the great drama ofthe war, registered by U. S. Signal Corpsphotographers, by direction of GeneralJohn J. Pershing. It is purely a government enterprise. No individual has anyprofit interest in the production. The picture has been made and it is presented forpublic consideration, not to make money —although it must necessarily produce arevenue in order to meet the expenses involved — but in order to show the millionsof contributors to the several Liberty loans.the purchasers of Thrift and War Stamps,taxpayers, and those who have so generously given in other ways for the needs ofthe war, just how the great sums have beenexpended and what, in a physical way, hasbeen accomplished in France during thefirst year of America's participation in thestruggle for democracy.TYPEWRITERSall makes, all models, guaranteed for five years.From $15.00 up. Why pay $100.00?Olivers, Remingtons, Monarchs, Underwoods,Smiths, Hammonds, Etc.DROP IN AND PAY US A VISITor write for free trial offer, descriptions, prices, andspecial five day discount offer. We ship from Coastto Coast, with exchange privilege.Manufacturers Typewriter Clearing HouseNorthwestern University Building193 N. 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The crush at the various officesof examination and registration was tremendous — much greater than in any previous winter quarter in the memory ofadministrative officials. Rather more members of the S. A. T. C. returned than hadbeen expected, though exact figures willnot be available till next month, and agreat many men who had been in armycamps and in the navy came back also.Thursday, January 2, and Friday, January3, were reunion days of great interest.Most of the men had got back into civilianclothes, but there was a considerablesprinkling of khaki and blue also. Fromletters and applications received, it seemscertain that the spring quarter will see astill more extensive reunion of formerundergraduates. The spirit is one of unsubdued excitement over returning. Thesituation as regards the R. O. T. C. isstill unsettled (see below), but it is remarkable that there were almost no expressions of either surprise or disappointment at finding no opportunity to registerfor military drill.That the Noyes Scholarships are goingto play a considerable part in the life ofthe university is al-The Noyes ready obvious. ForScholarships the benefit of suchalumni as have forgotten, let us repeat that Mr. La VernNoyes has put at the disposal of the University a fund, already large, but to bemade larger, the greater part of the income from which will go for scholarshipseither for men who have been in service,or for the children of men who have been in service. About thirty thousand dollarsis available for the winter and spring together. The scholarships carry tuition only,in any department, however, including thelaw school and graduate school. Therehave been some three hundred applications so far, but not more than seventy-fivewill be granted, in the expectation thatmen who have actually been in France willapply by spring. The qualifications includeservice, either personal or by members ofthe family on whom the applicant is directly descended; reasonable promise ofhigh-grade college work; and good character. The scholarships are awarded by acommittee consisting of Dean Small, DeanSalisbury and Associate Professor Robertson, and blanks for application for subsequent quarters may be obtained from thepresident's office.The faculty voted last June to includehereafter compulsory military training inthe work of all physic-The ally fit male students,R. O. T. C. and the Board of Trustees adopted the recommendation. The coming of the S. A. T.C. in the autumn quarter postponed theeffect of the regulation, because it wasquite impossible to organize two militarybodies at the same time. Now one thousand uniforms and one thousand rifles,with full equipment, have been reservedfrom the government stores, and on thematerial side the University is ready tofulfill the regulation. In the current quarter, however, there is no commandant, andthe matter is in abeyance. It will be takenup again when President Judson arrives,sometime early in Februanr in all probability, and carried to a definite conclusion.Just what conclusion, the Magazine cannotundertake to say. The matter, if presentedto the faculty now, might or might notTHE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEbe voted on favorably. The details ofhandling it are amazingly confusing. Somany men in the University live at home,some distance away, and so many earntheir own way, in whole or in large part,that to arrange a schedule which would fitthe class hours and outside work of evena majority would be difficult beyond thebelief of anybody who has not looked intothe job.Robert Morss Lovett is the new managing editor of the Dial. He is now in NewYork on six months'Dean Lovett vacation from the Uni-Goes to the Dial versity, expecting toreturn at the beginning of the summer quarter. His plans forthe future have not been announced, but itis not believed they include severing hisconnection with the institution. Few members of the administration are more widelyknown, either to alumni or nationally; noneperhaps are more intensively admired.Whatever he deals with he turns a currentof fresh ideas upon, combined with a humorthat makes life -near him three times moreworth living. After Dean Lovett gets hishand in, it will hardly be possible for anyone to quote those well known lines fromAs You Like It —"With that he drew a Dial from his pokeAnd looked upon it with lack-lustre eye."For the benefit of alumni again, it maybe recalled that George B. Donlin, also aneditor of the Dial, is Chicago '00, and thatJohn Dewey and Thorstein Veblen, contributing editors, are both former membersof the University faculty.Willoughby Walling, '99, who has beenfor some months assistant general manager of the Red CrossWalling, '99 in the United States,has been appointed director-general of the Department of CivilianRelief of the Red Cross — the so-called HomeService work. Walling's house in HubbardWoods burned down January 2, while he wasabsent in Washington and Mrs. Walling wasalso away. His fifteen-year-old son provedequal to the occasion, according to thenewspapers directing the rescue of thethree younger children.The fraternities, after an enforced lapse,have more or less resumed business, mostof them at the oldFraternities stands. The University had contracts withChi Psi. Kappa Sigma, Psi LTpsilon, PhiKappa Psi and Delta Tau Delta, on University avenue, and Delta Kappa Epsilon onWoodlawn avenue, to use their houses forS. A. T. C. until the end of the spring quarter. S. A. T. C. having disbanded, the University announced that it would either fulfill its contracts or let the chapters have their houses back, just as the individualchapters desired. The contracts were verylucrative, but most of the chapters havedecided to take the houses back and reunite their members. The number ofpledges in the autumn was slightly underthe normal, and some of those pledged havenot returned, but by the close of the winter quarter things will have settled intotheir stride 3gain. Many former membershave returned, and the outlook is brightfor nearly all.S. A. T. C. left behind it a legacy ofdropped courses and failures that has depressed many an aspir-Autumn ing spirit. The Uni-Credits versity has decided tocancel on petition, allautumn quarter work, provided the studentpetitioning can show in his next two quarters of residence a reasonable scholasticrecord. It has decided also, so far aseligibility for public appearance is concerned, to treat the autumn quarter as akind of dies non. That is to say, at presenta student, to be eligible, must have in thepreceding year of residence at least ninemajors and fourteen points, or else in thepreceding two quarters at least six majorsand nine points. Now he (or she) musthave in the preceding year, exclusive of iheS. A. T. C. quarter, at least six majors andnine and a half points, or in the precedingtwo quarters, exclusive again of the S. A.T. C. quarter, at least three majors andfour and a half points. Of course for intercollegiate athletics he must also conform to conference regulations.The Alumni Council will meet this monthto formulate plans for a big reunion inJune. By April 1 itReunion will have the wholeplan definitely beforethe alumni. We want this a national, nota city reunion only; international for thatmatter. The Magazixe wilt publish frommonth to month a list of those from theends of the earth, like New York, who willbe here; class plans; and other details.We shall have entertainment of a varietyand extensiveness that fits the new erawhich we, in common with the rest of theworld, have entered on. Make your arrangements now, ladies and gentlemen,while the little ball (which is the earth)rolls.Air. Andrew MacLeish has given theUniversity $100,000, which it is indicatedmay perhaps be spentAdministration for an administrationbuilding. Details arenot yet available, but it is safe to predictthat in less than two years Sleepy Hollowwill be no more, and the north corridor ofCobb and the shallow beauties of Ellis willalike be forsaken. No flowers.Koll of HonorDavid B. HarrisDavid B. Harris, ex-'19, who was killed inan aviation battle over the German linesduring the battle of St. Mihiel. His planefell over the enemy's line and it was hopedfor a time that he had not been killed andwas a captive. Later reports, however, -brought the news of his death. At the timeof the battle he was operating with the 1stBombardment Group. The heroism of thisgroup was cited from Aviation Headquarters. Thomas Arthur GoodwinLieut. Thomas Arthur Goodwin, '16, 8thCo., 5th Reg., U. S. Marines, whose photograph, above, was taken in Vichy, France,while he was convalescing from a woundreceived in action. He was wounded a second time in action on October 6, near thevillage of St. Etienne-en-Arne, north ofSomme Py, in the last drive. After a convalescent furlough at Nice he expected torejoin his regiment on November 16, whichis in the 2nd Division, one of those nowoccupying the bridge-head east of theRhine at Coblenz.President Judson, in Paris, onhis return from Persia, was theguest of honor at a dinner givenhim by "Chicago" professors.alumni and students in war servicein Paris. He said:"After making the report andbefore starting for America, mypurpose is to visit the grave ofevery student and alumnus of ouruniversity who fell in this war." Vice-President James R. Angell,in his recent Convocation statement:"Throughout the period of thewar the University has strainedevery nerve to render the largestpossible service to the commoncause. More than a hundred members of its Faculty and hundredsupon hundreds of its students andalumni have entered the nationalservice. All have regarded it as amatchless privilege to give each tothe limit of his powers."Letter BoxJust After the Armistice Was SignedNovember 14, 1918.Dear Editor:"The melancholy days have come," etc.— but the author of these lines never tastedthe chill of France in middle November—with no home, no fire and no place to go.Did you ever kill time at a railroad stationwaiting for a lost train? Ah! there youhave my present experience. Am in thistown awaiting orders and trying to keep myfeet warm. We stick in bed as late as possible, for by eight o'clock it is generallycomfortable — then we walk down with theboys we meet, eat a little, for that's all wecan get, then do a little more promenading.It is one grand promenade — with nowherein particular to go. This morning I managed to parle enough French to make thepurchase of an armful of wood, costing mesix francs. How the deuce these peoplestay warm in winter is a mystery to me. Iguess they just close their windows andwait for summer.The atmosphere here this evening isabout normal. It has been charged withhigh voltage for the past three days sincela guerre finis. Such joy and celebrationas we witnessed here cannot be described.They were glorious days just to livethrough. How these French people musthave enjoyed them! Monday night, whenthe biggest noise broke loose, I went to bedon the public square. Sometime in the weesmall hours I was awakened by a bunchyelling at the top of their lungs, "U rah,rah, Wisconsin," then, "Chicago, Chicago,Chicago, go!" In my half-awake conditionI surmised it was the finish of a conferencefootball game instead of a great war.Everyone here is happy, of course — butsuffering slightly from discontent that wecan't get home immediately to our mammas— also ham and eggs, pie, and, the greatestof all, American girls.As usual,Vallee O. Appel, '11,1st Lieut., 344th Infantry, Am. E. F., France.Censored, "O. K.," by Vallee O. Appel.A letter from France by George Otis, lastyear's cross country captain and track star,who is with Base Hospital Unit 14:We are now at our permanent camp, anunfinished place on a little hill. From ourtents and barracks, we can see a great dealof the country with its red roofs and peculiar shaped fields.France is a beautiful country, but the lackof men was apparent as we traveledthrough the country. England is also abeautiful place, being so different from ourcountry. I do not remember seeing corngrowing in either country and none of thehouses are of wood, as it is so scarce here.We are fortunate enough to be situated among a number of small, quaint villages;these not commercialized by railroads orother modern improvements. Life and customs surely are very interesting in theseplaces, and I've spent many a happy hourjust wandering about and talking to thenatives. But one thing does disturb me,and that is that the French seem to understand the English I speak far better thanthey understand my French. It's a shamethe French don't understand their own language.On the boat coming across, we had drillfor fire and sub attacks about every minuteor it seemed that way. We wore our lifepreservers and canteens all the time, evensleeping in them. There was a canteen onboard ship, but it didn't do me much goodas I had about all my money changed intofrancs and travelers' checks. I suppose youwill be surprised to know that "social teabiscuits" were in the greatest demand.Fruit is now a dream and about all themeat is mutton three times a day in stewor boiled.On ship we slept in our clothes, nevertaking them off at all. We were not allowedto. We slept in hammocks hardly largeenough for one person. Few fell out, butwe bumped each other every time the boatlisted.There was a. Y. M. C. A. man on boardwho furnished us with books and paper.One of the books I read was, "Riders tothe Sea," which reminded me of the goodold days when we read it in Teddy Lynn'sEnglish 40 class.We had a great time at one of the townsen route trying to buy bread and jam. TheFrench were more perplexed when we triedto talk their language than when we talkedEnglish. We would hold our hands out,filled with money, and let the salesman takewhatever he wanted. We were helpless asfar as change was concerned. We're slowlylearning, however.It is now 3:00 a. m., and I am night wardmaster of the G. U. ward. Our hospital isstill unfinished. I'm using a candle for alight, and water is very hard to get. Wehave been working from twelve to fifteenhours a day doing manual labor trying tofinish the camp. It surely is hard, especiallythese_ hot days with very little water forwashing.All my patients are able to get up butneed treatments. It's very interesting andinstructive. I see very little of our nurses,though. There are none in my ward, ofcourse, and none are on duty at night.I had. to report sick call the other day,the first time since I joined the army. Mysickness did not last long, however, as 1was only in bed one day. Some of our fellows have been very sick with temperaturesup as high as 104 plus. It seems the water affects us.We get European editions of the variousLETTER BOX 81American papers here and I am reading theNew York Herald. It surely looks veryencouraging. If you see mother tell hernot to rent my room for spring quarter.I may want it myself. The days here arewonderful, but the nights are very cold, andthat is where it gets me as I work nights aswell as part of the day We have no fire orlights of any kind but candles, which don'tgive very much warmth or light either. SoI almost freeze.I run a little every day now. There arebig International Track meets held in thevarious cities. It may be that I can get togo to one of them.Paper is very scarce here, as we have no"Y." This is some I happened to have inmy barracks' bag. My letters are flat, because I can't write as I would like to, butit will all keep until those days when we allget back to the old D. U house when weshall chew the rag, relating our differentexperiences of these exciting years.Extracts from a letter received from Robert Willet, '17, who is serving in a BaseHospital unit near Bordeaux. Willet leftthe United States last January and has beenin France ever since. He is the son of Prof.Willet of the department of Semitic Languages and Literature:Things have been picking up around herethe last few days. Last week the otherhospital unit here got 400 patients, not newones but convalescents from one of thehospitals near Bordeaux, and yesterday wetook over 100 of them. There are so manywounded coming back from the front thatthe hospitals that are able to handle newcases have to send out their most advancedones. The wounded men we get so farneed little or no treatment, and most ofthem will be able to leave very shortly.The office work, reports, etc., are justas necessary for a sore finger as for abroken frame, and we are getting that training now. I have been assigned to the officeof the chief of the Medical Service. Thelist of monthly reports looks like a U. of C.quarterly schedule, and that's no lie." Oneof the sergeants made out a report yesterday of all the admissions and discharges,some 125 or 130 names, with life history ofeach one. This morning he found that hehad left something out. Oh boy! Fouror five hours work to be done over again.We were very much honored last Tuesday. Gen Pershing made a visit to Bordeaux and outlying camps and during thecourse of his tour he passed our camp. Iwas out in front of the barracks when hewent by and recognized him and BrigadierGen. Scott, the commanding officer of theBase Section 2. But I guess he didn't seeme because he went right by.I've talked to several of the wounded menand got lots of information. They say thatthe Germans are using machine guns ratherthan rifles, every third man having one, and usually they are tied together so thatif one gun crew is wiped out, the next crewcan pull the gun over and use it. Also theytell of cases where the men are chained tothe guns so that they have to fight. Theterritory the men are fighting over now ismostly woods and rocks, and the retreatingGermans have covered the latter with poison, causing many cases of infection. Themen slip on the rocks and tear their flesh.They, and others, say that the Americanartillery is unbeatable, the infantry excellent, and when the air forces are up to thesetwo branches, then will come the end. Thatseems to be the prevailing opinion here,and while one man's idea doesn't count formuch, when they all sa}' it there must besomething to it.It's all very easy to fork over a fewsheckels now and then and do a little cheering on the side, but when one realizes thatevery minute of the day and night there arethousands of our boys who are going upagainst a veritable and literal "hell," whoare doing a thousand times more than mostof us realize, and who have no future tolook forward to but the same thing till theyare picked off, then it is that the wholetruth hits you and you wake up to the factthat this is no game of ping-pong withlemonade and pretty girls and clean clothes.We had two convoys since I last wrote,the first one Wednesday night and whenwe added 181 to our number and the secondlast night with 150 more wounded. A sorrylooking bunch, believe me, either old andfeeble or young to the extreme. They arehere to do the dirty work around camp assoon as they are able to get around. Oneor two of the officers have talked with themand their views are interesting. Paris?They all laughed at that with the exceptionof one, a Prussian officer who still lovesthe Kaiser and thinks the Germans willwin. The rest are satisfied with being prisoners and one fellow wondered why theyput a guard over them. He said youcouldn't drag them out with prodding irons.This Prussian officer certainly gets theworst of everything that is going on; therest hoot and jeer him and every time he"Hoch's the Kaiser" they throw chairs,beds and anything handy they can pick up.The last four years have changed theFrench people a great deal. That frivolityand light-heartedness which was so apparent before the war is practically gone andeveryone is working — working for thosewho have gone, maybe only for a while,maybe for good, but working, nevertheless,with a courage and endurance that stampsitself on your memory as clearly as if itwere a red-hot brand. It is wonderful tosee, and my only regret is that every American can't see the same things that I havein the last few weeks. Our part has beenso pitifully small both here and at homethat it could be almost blotted off the pageand never be missed, and I am thinking ofthe Liberty Loan, W. S. S., the draft, etc.THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEI think if you could just see and hearwhat some of our own men have gonethrough — I don't mean as individuals, butparts of a large unit now at the front — ifyou could — but the censor stops me, and,besides, I'm growing too warm. It is only95 here in the coolest spot T could find.But there is so much that America has tolearn about this war, and so many peoplethink they are sacrificing so much, that Ifeel that they ought to know how little theyare really doing, when put alongside a nation that has endured four years of thestruggle and is still fighting, at the frontas at home, as we Americans never thoughtof fighting. But I mustn't let my feelingsget the better of me, and so I will take itout on the weather.Talk about hot! Man! The devil's abodeis an ice palace compared to this place during the day, but fortunately the nights arecool. But the days are terrific — and theflies! I thought I had seen flies, but thereare more flies around here in a minute thanI ever saw in a day at home, and they area particular breed. In fact, I believe theyare closely related to the leech — savage,hungry and persistent.As in America, there is a national phrasehere that all merchants and dealers usewhen reproached by customers for highprices, namely, "c'est la guerre" (it's thewar). When in doubt they all say it, andalready our men are very proficient in pronouncing those words, though it may comprise their total knowledge of the language.As usual, the Y. M. C. A. is the center ofthe town and the center of all activity.Eats, reading, writing and loafing facilitiesare all abundantly supplied and the management is as efficient and capable as couldbe desired. We won't realize until afterthe war how much good the "Y" has done,and is doing, but even now the boys regardthe "Y" as a necessity, though it is takenfor granted everywhere. When you strikea place without one, then you miss it andrealize what it means, because the by-wordamong the soldiers seems to be "Probablythe 'Y' has it," no matter what the articlein question may be.From Russell Broughton, who is withHospital Unit 2, in Paris:Events haven't produced any promisingmaterial for letters of late, excepting arather exciting air-raid, about which I cantell you more when I get back. Goodnessknows, I shan't forget the details of thatmemorable night in a hurry. It actuallymade us realize that we are in it as wellas those nearer the front. For the rest, mylife has been un-exciting, though interestingand replete with startling contrasts. Lastnight I ate dinner in Montmartre at a littleItalian restaurant high up on the side of thebutte, which is so magnificently ■ crownedby the stupendous Sacre' Coeur. Tonightin the mess hall of No. 5. Last night I ate lobster, mayonnaise and drank golden AstiSpumenti. Tonight, I washed down beanswith the most villainous coffee I've evertasted. Thus it goes. Cathedrals one moment, catheters the next; opera one night,operations the next morning.Possibly I've raved in like vein to you before, but I never shall be done wonderingat the varied phases of my present existence.As for the day work, it is most interesting, and I really enjoy it. However, theyhave started me on anaesthetics lately andthat takes all the joy out of it for me. Ihate giving ether. So far I have given onlyeight anaesthetics so I may become reconciled to it as I become more experienced.I have found the French emotionalisminterspersed with good sense. Such unbalanced patriotic hysteria as one oftenfinds manifested in the States seems to belacking. Perhaps it was to be found hereat first, before the people had suffereddeeply. But just the same, I've never seenany violent unreasoning reaction againstthings German. However, I haven't beenaround enough so that I am qualified to express an opinion.Winter's coming. The nights are sobeastly cold now and it's so dark when firstcall blows that we have to dress by lanternlight. I must go to my tent and turn insoon, after doing some sewing on my trousers, the neglect of which will insure myeverlasting disgrace and confusion.The following letter has been receivedfrom Clifford Manshardt, '18, who is serving in Base Hospital No. 4, in France:I have been in France a little over threemonths and am beginning to feel like anold-timer. We are well situated in the central part of France, in a new hospital center. Our buildings were not 3'et completedwhen we arrived, but we are now doingbusiness on a large scale. When the camphere is completed it is expected to holdabout 40,000 patients. The main troublewith the place is, that it is rather far behind the lines.I have been doing a little of everythingsince we arrived, but for the last monthhave been acting as orderly to the colonel.It's not a job that requires any greatamount of brains but it keeps me busy, atleast. One cannot say very much aboutour work here because of the strict censorship prevailing, and so must confine myselfto generalities.France, or as much as I have seen of it,is certainly a pretty country. Their customs certainly are a contrast to those inthe States. The buildings are all old, andthe methods of work for the most partcumbersome. Of course, though, manyparts of France are quite enterprising. TheFrench people seem to have taken a likingto the Americans as a whole, though theydo complain that we do not pay enough re-LETTER BOX 83spect to their well established customs.More than one young French soldier hastold me that he expects to come to theStates after the war. It takes very littleimagination, in many of the communitiesaround here, for one to think himself backin the feudal age. Many an evening I haveseen the setting for the "Angelus" rightin the fields around here. The old churchesinterest me very much. Most of them contain relics dating back for centuries. Theother Sunday the people of St. Pierre invited the American soldiers over to helpcelebrate the anniversary of the deliveranceof the city, from the English, by Joan ofArc. We had a very interesting time. Ican talk very little French, but manage tomake my wants known all right. GeorgeOtis, the track man at the "U," and myselfwere over to the other day. We hada dandy time. 'There is a very nice cathedral over there dating back to the 12th century, I think. It was the first cathedral ofany size that I had visited, and I found itvery interesting. I ran across a "Y" manover there, by the name of Smith, I don'tknown his initials, who had taken workunder both Mr. Shorey and Mr. Bonner atthe "U." I believe he has of late beenteaching in Hedding College at Abingdon,111.I shall be glad to hear from any of myfriends at any time.From an American officer, previously astudent at the University of Chicago, andnow on General Pershing's Staff.A. E. F..Office of the Commander in Chief,December 10, 1918.I have just had a wonderful trip. We leftArmy headquarters with the General on theGeneral's special train. It certainly is awonder! Each person has a private compartment with washroom, etc., and the upholstering is very fine.There is an office car, the General's car,two sleepers for aides and guests, a diningcar, besides the personal cars, baggage andauto cars, etc. The whole train is very complete all the way through.We left Chaumont and went to Metz firstfor the grand entrance of the President ofFrance onto German territory. There wereeleven special trains there. The notablespresent were, the President of France,Clemenceau, deputies, ministers, senators,etc., Ambassador Sharpe, Sir Douglas Haig,the Commander in Chief of the Italian,Portuguese and other armies and GeneralPershing. All of these celebrities rode upahead of us. There were eight officers whorode in the General's Locomobile towardthe end of the procession.We paraded through the town and thento a review of French and American troops."Beau coup de" speeches, etc.. all day long.The enthusiasm of the people was veryhigh. It was "Vive la Amerique" all along the line as we rode by. The town of Metzis very nice. The buildings far surpass theordinary French cities, lt was a great day!That night we went to Strassburg. Herethe same thing took place, but the city wasjammed. On the way into the town in themorning we could see from the train windows an endless procession of people inbuggies, carts, trucks and vehicles of everydescription coming in for the celebration.The streets were lined seven and eight deepand we got a wonderful reception. The cityis a wonder. The stores are large houses,all of stone. The Kaiser's palace and theUniversity building are magnificent. Howthe Germans gave it up is beyond me! theycertainly must have been all in. The Cathedral is a beauty, and, of course, we saw theworld's famous clock, etc.In both cities the people were dressed intheir native Alsatian and Lorrainese costumes — both the men and the women. Itwas most picturesque. They sang, cheered,danced and generally went wild, but withall were very well behaved and orderly —this was most pronounced.Dear Mr. Linn:Every once in a while I receive someclippings from home telling of the tips anddowns of athletics — the latest is the resultof the Northwestern-Chicago football game.I presume there are innumerable alibis, butI hate to think of the purple crape hanging on Stagg Field.The early part of this month I receivedmy commission (delayed about 2 monthsthrough the mail), and my new assignmentputs me in the same organization with GeneSchobinger; the first feeling of home sincebeing over here. Last month I met ShortyDes Jardien and Johnny Breathed at Lan-gres and Kilburn Brown (ex.-15) was alsothere, but did not have the opportunity ofseeing him. One of the captains hereknows Stegeman very well and practicallyeverybody here in G-2 knows somebodywhom I know. Last August I unexpectedlyran into Mr. Solomon H. Clark in Paris.At present we are hoping to come homesoon, but probably we will have usual armyluck and will have to stay over here anothersix months or so until things are definitelysettled in Germany. Sooner or later wewill probably get the chance to see theRhine, but so far they have not chosen thisunit for the army of occupation.I trust everything is going smoothly atthe university, and now with the war overathletics will come back to normal. By theway, I learned that Tom Hollingsworth,'13, won the all around swimming championship at Tours this summer.Sincerely,2d Lieut. U. S. Army,Headquarters II American Corps,Amer. Ex. Forces. France.William M. Shirley, Jr. ('16),THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINELETTERS FROM MAUDE RADFORD WARREN, '94Mrs. Warren spent from September, 191G, to February, 1917, in Europe, thenreturned to the United States and lectured for a time. In July, 1917, her book,"The White Flame of France," was published. In May, 1918, she again went overseas under the Y. M. C. A. and since then has done "Y" work and also nursing.Early last summer she was made an honorary corporal and later was made anhonorary 2nd lieutenant by the 89th. Of Mrs. Warren, the Red Triangle Overseassays:"Some day the story of what Maude Radford Warren has done for the men at thefront will be written. But greater than anything that pen can produce is thestory she herself is writing in the hearts and undying memory of the soldiers towhom she has brought sunshine and cheer and hope. Mrs. Warren has been underfire repeatedly. Her heroic and self-sacrificing labors have won her a permanentplace in the annals of the war. Edward Hobart and Maude Radford Warren drovea touring car loaded with cocoa just behind the advancing troops, pushing theirway through the convoys and getting ahead of them. Finding an abandonedGerman rolling kitchen at an advanced point, Mr. Hobart took charge of it andchocolate was carried to the various companies in thermos containers, and for thenight from dark to dawn, giving away ten thousand gallons in a week. Thechocolate was carried to the carious companies in thermos containers, and for thefirst forty-eight hours, before the American field kitchens got up, was the onlyhot food available for the men."The following are excerpts from a seriesof letters. The first one was written inAugust, 1918:I am not able to write much, because Iam working in a hospital; night work; tootired to do more than just my twelve hours'job. I have rubbed dirty backs with alcohol— -men that hadn't been washed for twoweeks, washed faces, got drinks, fed people,— well — and the smells; and it was so wonderful to do even a little. I believe I'd havetried a hypodermic if the doctor hadn't beenthere to do it. He offered to let me, but Ihated to thrust the needle. Last night(August 2nd) I slept and therefore: whatdo you think. They brought in the wounded boys of my very own division that I usedto be with in Alsace. I cannot tell you thenumber of them, of course, but think ofseeing my own boys. They knew me; onecalled "Hello, corporal." You know, I amtheir corporal of one battalion. Last nightI made three pails of lemonade for them;then slept five hours; this morning I gotup and washed 100 faces and 200 hands forthem. Today I think they will be evacuatedand some others come in. Whatthese lads suffer I cannot tell you and howbravely. The head nurse of my wardpraised me. I sat there waiting to lap it upand what do you think was the first thingshe said? "I can't tell you what a comfortyou are to me; you are such a wonderfulthief." Well I was; whatever she wanted Ieither jollied out of people, or stole fromthe officers' mess. Sometimes the mess sergeant refused me things; so then when hisback was turned, I stole them. I see no reason for an officer to have anything a manlacks. Today a doctor begged me to stealsome pajamas for some of my own boyswho were naked. He said he had asked forthem and been told there were none. So 1 did steal for him. Well morality of thatsort can come back after the war.August 13, 1918: — As I sit here resting inParis and faith I need it, I realize how veryremarkable my experience has been. I havebeen closer to the front than any Americanwoman ever was, in this drive closer thanthe men correspondents got. I have passedthem in my car, being turned back by theM. P. nashing their teeth while I shot bywith two big casks of lemonade that I wasgoing to serve to the boys just about to goto the front. . The driver lost hisway and we started off to Germany. Shellsdropped in the field forninst us and theengine died; we were on a road of whichthe Germans had the exact range and whichthey were in the habit of shelling daily. Thesoldiers had asked me to take the longroute through the woods but the driver saidhe could shoot me over the road in twominutes. So he could have, too, if theengine had not died upon. I guess I wasabout a mile from the fleeing Germans atthat moment. It was near enough. Theboys were so thirsty for the lemonade; itwas good to give it to them, and they, aboutto go in.It seems good to be in a real bed andable to sleep again but I keep grievingabout the officers I knew and dined withso often. Eight of them are dead. August21, 1918. I thought I was safe in telling youI was in a quiet sector because you knowhow scared I am of crossing the street infront of motor cars. The fact is I have ataste for danger but not the stomach for it.But I have gone ahead any how and havegone where duty called me; duty being thewriting or the work for the boys and oftenloth. I think the time I was most scaredwas when the buns bombed the hospitalwhere I was woiking on night duty. Wehad about eighty badly wounded men. Theconcussion knocked the glass out of the win-LETTER BOX 85dows near us — the story below, I think, bythe sound. Somehow the feeling of havingthose men to take care of made me morescared. But we did walk up and down theward to show we weren't, it is when I amback in Paris writing that I miss you all somuch. I do detest Paris most cordially inwar as a place to work in. When I am outin the field it is different.We are pretty hopeful here about the outcome of the war. The German people havecome to realize that they are being pushedback (for they will believe some kind of liesthey are told by their bosses but not all).Nothing can explain it away when an armyis being pushed back; it is plain defeat, nomatter what they call it, and hypnotizedas the Germans are, they aren't quite crazy.. . . It is only lately that it has- dawnedon them that we count. And how our ladsdo fight. They are .like the Canadians usedto be at the beginning of the war. May bethe Canadians are that way still.(The next letter was undated, but probably written shortly after Chateau Thierry.)What I have done is to follow the army andoffer my services at different hospitals, fourin all. A few days ago I offered and theyaccepted me gladly and asked me to go onnight duty. For two nights I was with ahead nurse. We had about eighty post-operation patients. I rubbed dirty, lousybacks with alcohol; gave them water andfood. After a while they gave me a wardof my own. The men like me; I supposethey feel my sympathy. I can let a dyingman hang on my neck and smell the awfulputrid wounds of him without minding atall — I mean I just think of him. I slept forsix nights in a closet seven by five, on aboard; it was on a court piled eight feethigh with bloody putrid bandages. It wasthe room next me. No one had time toclear them away. I am pretty tired but Ican hold out.Well, when this hospital moved out afield hospital came. A field hospital is onewhere they had only orderlies and doctors;no nurses. And oh, the boys who camewere the very same ones I had been withat first. I cannot tell you how awful it wasto see them wounded — the beautiful men.The doctors let me visit for a few hours —and then they let me stay. Pretty soon Icould have had anything. They created anew precedent just for me. Things weregoing beautifully when the regional directorcame and ordered me to Paris. He was insufferably rude and gave no reason. I went,and very uncomfortably I had to travel too.I wanted to find out if he had the right toorder me back. I had a letter from theMajor asking to borrow me from the "Y."If thev had refused I should have resigned.But the people to whom I took it sidedwith me and I go back tomorrow. But itwas a shame to take the energy out of meby this unnecessary travel — part of it ona motor truck. However, they are goingto send me back in a motor. Well, if 1 wanted experience no other woman has had,I have it, God knows. But once this war isover I shall tell the full and horrible truthabout it. Thank God the women at homecan't know. The madmen I've seen; theshell-shocked; the gassed; big men crying;little boys crying for their mothers. I keepgoing by thinking of my own boys and you.The bravery and uncomplainingness ofthese men is wonderful. I have no wordsfor it; they miss food and say nothing. Wecan't give them much. ... I saw alittle corn here the other day. The wheatfields make me shudder — the paths throughthem — the deep shell holes — well, I willcome home sometime.August 25 — I cannot bear to think of ourown beautiful boys being killed. I am sorryfor the death of Germans as I would be ofHottentots and other inferior races. I suppose the womankind of Hottentots cangrieve. I was talking to an Australianwoman who was interned in Saxony fortwo years. She said that even there thelack of food was awful; lack of fat hadmade the people unable to concentrate.Babies were born lacking one skin. But shethinks the people were too weak to revolt.. . . I love the soldiers as I helped takecare of them and caught cooties off them;and I could see in them only what wascourageous and uncomplaining and childlike. I assure you that in the future I shallforgive any soldier anything he does,whether he lies or steals or whatnot, if onlyhe has been brave. Any man who haswalked through these wheat fields withGerman lead spraying on him has earnedabsolution for anything else he may do allthe rest of his life. German Kultur is aboutequal to the instinct of a three year old.What used to make me sick in ChateauThierry as I told you was their destruction;the way they had pistolled every Frenchface in the family portraits. The way theyshot through the kitchen utensils.This is August 28 and tomorrow I goforth once more from Paris and am veryglad. I am going to a sector where I donot suppose I'll be let get in such dangerous places as I was before. They are drawing the lines a bit tighter. But if I get achance to help in the hospitals I want to.You see we are sort of expecting a driveand I am going where I think it maybe is.Some say it has already started, but youcan get any rumor you please in this world.I shall be a long way in the back and Ishall then poke up as near the front as aperfect lady can.November 14 — I haven't written muchthese two weeks, but then I've been terrifically busy and it will be some days beforeI can send you a cable. I am so tired Ihardly know what I am writing; also havea fierce cold. But I was in luck. Two weeksago today I went to Romegne, three milesfrom the German lines. No women wereallowed there but I didn't know it. I wentwith a couple of men to establish a hotTHE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEcocoa joint. We got into a crazy buildingthat was hit by a shell, but 1 was out of itat the moment. I was looking up my oldpals of the 89th. They took me in ana toldme that the drive was to begin the nextmorning at three. 1 didn't believe them.But we went into a dug-out and slept.There was shelling all night but at threethe real barrage began. The other one Iwrote you about was a fairy tale comparedto this. Never have I known such a horrorof noise and such beauty of flare and flame.At six they woke me to say that the wounded were coming in. A colonel came andasked whether 1 could not get coffee forsuch as were too nauseated to drink cocoa.Luckily I had some G. Washington alongand I made it for an hour or two. Then gota chance to go up to one of the aid dressing stations and made cocoa for the wounded. They came in by the hundreds, ours andwounded. It was awful. I worked like afiend, but water was scarce, and I could notgive anything to the German wounded,much as I would have like to. Later whenthe thing slackened at twilight, I droveback to Romagne in an ambulance and borrowed receptacles to bring water so there'dbe enough. There was only one G. I. canfor the whole outfit, — cooks and all. It wasawful but what could we do. Every ambulance was needed to go after the woundedand get them back to the field hospital.That night I slept on a litter by the kitchenstove along with a Y man and a lot ofdrivers; wounded and others came in allnight. I moved up with the drive fromplace to place. I was three times in townsthat were shelled. Once I carried cocoafrom our station to a church where theoverflow was while they were shelling thetown. There were no dug-outs. I got mycold that night in the deep mud. It's theworst I ever had on my chest, but I don'tcare, I was some use. Colonel Babcock isgoing to make me an honorary second lieutenant of the 89th; so you see the familytradition will not be broken. As far backas we go there have been soldiers in everygeneration.You must not grieve if my letters are rarejust now, for I am working frightfully hardand have no time to write and if I had, theofficers have no time to censor. I am whereyou may suppose me to be in the drive.But if is true, what we hear, that peace ison, why no danger will approach me. I wasin luck; went by chance to a different partof the front just before the drive began:got in town to establish a hot cocoa joint;next morning at eight I was up in thewoods in an aid station making cocoa forthe wounded. I wish I could tell you aboutit. Lots of German wounded too. Our menwere coming in fast and being evacuatedfast; T never worked so hard in my life.Then as the aid station moved up, so did I.Thursday, I think it was. about the 8th, Icame down here in ambulances and trucksfor clean clothes and a bath, and while I was gone this peace business came up. Ina few minutes now 1 mount on a trucK andscout out again. 1 have been out twice inambulances and picked up wounded. OnceI helped an interpreter talk to a German,me with my poor knowledge. Well, it isexciting and fine to be a little use. 1 havea lovely pair of field glasses that a boyI was with gave me in Beney; he got themoff a dead German officer. I wear themforever on my neck, because the folks hereare great on salvaging as they call it. Stealing is another term. A soldier sees a thingand no one is guarding it and he walks offwith it. Only by chance my trench coatescaped.November 18 — I am just back from thefront and I think I am going to Germany.One way I hate it. I wish anyway I couldtake a few days off and nurse my cold. Butit will be all right. I think I told you I wasworking in an aid station. Then the armistice occurred. It was very dramatic. I gotto Stenay, the first American woman as perusual. I also got down to Luzy and walkedacross the meadow and called across thecanal to the Germans on the other bank.They were going to make a raft and comeout and talk to me but one of their officerscame down and stopped them. Also I wentto Sedan with three officers, the first American woman there too, I believe. The onlyunrealized wish of mine will be to see Metz.I shall not be able to get there I fear.I am wearing two pairs of knitted socksand a pair of men's boots.November 20 — Yesterday I was in Verdun. Gen. Gordon himself drove me wayout beyond the lines. We saw the returning released prisoners. I feel as if I had notbeen writing you very vivid letters, but Iwill take it all out when I get home. AndI have been working as I never workedbefore and as I never want to work again.ft has been too much, quite, quite too much.It will seem queer to be in Germany.I do hope the division I'll be with will passthrough Metz. It is the Rainbow or 42nd.I nursed in their hospital at ChateauThierry for a while, and they are a fine lot.(The following seems to have been written from Miersch, Luxembourg):I am now on my way to Germany. Firstwe drove up to Stenay, of which you haveread so much in the newspapers. I had already gone there a day or two after thearmistice, when the town was tsill heavilymined. My coming seems to have quiteupset the wliole division. Funny, too, whennot ten days before I had been toilingthrough the mud eight inches deep, witha burden of cocoa under shell fire. Well,men are queer. Also I went to Verdunand saw the released American prisoners,The most dramatic thing I saw wasafter I left Sedan. We overtook a mileand a half of released prisoners, French,Belgian, Italian and some English, dressedm any sort of rags, marching six orLETTER BOX 87eight deep. And they marched betweenrows of German prisoners who werepolicing up the road. The Germanslooked at the ground or stared with emptyfaces; one or two turned their backs. Thereleased men said nothing, but you shouldhave seen their radiant faces.Well, a few days ago we drove fromStenay to Belgium, the towns of Virionand Arlon. (We Y. M. people are marching with the army). The people went wildover us. The old people I was billeted onwould take no money but I gave them whatchocolate and cocoa I had. There was astupid Y. M. who was to drive me intoLuxembourg. But instead of taking me tothe town he was told, he took me straightinto and we got lost for two daysand the car went crazy. But finally we gotinto this town, about half way up theDuchy. The people are democratic; don'tcare much about their duchess; may joinFrance or Belgium. The war has taughtthem how small and helpless they are; theGermans treat them like a conquered people. All the same I think a lot of them arepro-German.Scenes of Action on the Front, from Lettersby Lieut. Henry M. Williams, '09July 1st, 1918.This has been a very pleasant Sunday sofar. We have been marching all the week,on the go from 5 a. m. until 10 p. m. or laterand sleeping in pup tents at night. Todaywe are resting in a beautiful little valleyand the regiment is mostly washing andbathing and sleeping. This morning Imarched half the men of the battery to anearby stream and we, all took a washoffand washed our clothes and socks and thenslept in a hay field nearby until the clotheswere dry. As the bath was the first insome little time and clean clothes are rare,the morning was a very happy one, all themore so because it had been very hot anddusty on the road. I have forgotten my oldidea that I cannot sleep so well on theground and I got the full value of all thetime that is allowed for that purpose.You should see me on the road with niyblankets and tent rolled up and tied behindthe saddle and my slicker and a day's grainin front, two big saddle-bags, one to holdmy books, etc., and toilet kit and the othermy pistol and ammunition and mess kit,then add a steel helmet on my head anda canteen of water and gas mask and field-glasses at my belt and you have the picture. However, you should give a goodcoating of yellow dust to make if lifelike.It is a great life if you don't weaken andthere is something about it which makesyou want to keep up with the show. Thingslook much better lately and we hope soonto get under way in earnest and show thema few things.Your good letter of June 2nd and 3rdwas received last Monday and very thank fully, too, although it took the odd momentsot some five or six hours to read it, tromwhich you may gather that the odd moments were rare, l nope you have beengetting my letters regularly. Have tried towrite each. Cannot expect to do anythingregularly from now on. 1 am writing thisin the shade of a tree by the roadside and Iguess that is my address, no postoffice number for the present. .July 16th.Your letter of June 10th reached me bywhat means I do not know, just after wetook our present position in the lines. Ihardly have time to answer but will trustthat nothing comes over while I take thisopportunity. Have had a month's work, butteel fine, awfully tired from loss of sleepbut not dopy or sick. Started out withabout ten days' hard marching, broke campat 5 a. m., and never turned in until 10 p. m.Then one morning we got orders to entrainand had horses, men, rations, guns, supplywagons and everything loaded an hour andten minutes after the train stopped. Had agood trip but of course, very little rest, ashorses had to be watered and looked afterand many other details to attend to. Atthree o'clock one afternoon the trainstopped and we were to be detrained. Donot know how long it took us but we atea hot supper cooked in our own rollingkitchen at six o'clock four miles from wherewe unloaded. Kept moving until 10:30 p. m.and got on the road again at 8 o'clock in themorning and halted at noon. I went aheadwith an orderly to reconnoiter and the column started up as soon as it was dark, andwe were in action in somebody's backyardin a little town at 3 a. m. We found bydaylight that we didn't have enough coverso laid low all day, and moved to a newposition by daybreak, the men performingsome superhuman feats in putting the gunsinto difficult hillside positions. Here westayed, firing mostly at night and hiding inthe trees while the airplanes searched forus in the day. Then one night we gotorders to move, and we came to our presentposition, which is not at all bad except thatwe fire twenty-four hours a day and getvery little rest.July 25th.One of the men just brought me a boardwhich looks all right to write on, so heregoes. We have moved twice since I wroteyou last and both times in the right direction. The men are going grandly and thevictory is a great one for the Americans.Doubtless you are following the papers dayby day and I only wish you could have thisletter reach you as you read the news ofour advance. The work acomplished hasbeen prodigious and we all feel it more orless. However, the men are all well, notone sick out of 185. Not one of us has hada full night's rest this month. I have hadmy clothes off twice. Things will likely-ease up soon but so far we have workedin a hard country with all the natural advantages with the enemy.NotesLord CharnwoodLord Charnwood, a member of the British House of Lords, gave two addresses inMandel Hall on December 4 and 5, thesubjects being "Democracy in England andthe United States'' and "The ProposedLeague of Nations, as It Affects the British Empire." He had given a series of lectures at Cornell University on the SchiffFoundation originally endowed to sustainlectures on German culture. He is the firstlecturer on the non-Teutonic basis.At the invitation of the Illinois Centennial Committee, Lord Charnwood gave anaddress on Abraham Lincoln in connectionwith the celebration of the state's centennialat Springfield. His speaking itinerary included leading universities in the East andthe Middle West. A committee for promoting an intellectual entente among theallied and friendly countries has just beenappointed by the Royal Society of Literature, and Lord Charnwood has been madechairman of the subcommittee on relationswith America.Lord Charnwood is a graduate of BalliolCollege, Oxford, where he was for twoyears a lecturer under Jowett. In 1892 hewas elected to Parliament and in 1911 wascreated the first Baron Charnwood. He isa brother of Sir Frank Benson, the actor-manager of London.Lord Charnwood's lectures attracted wideattention wherever he spoke. At the University his addresses were well attended.His liberal views on democracy cast aninteresting light on the general attitudeof the upper classes of England towarddemocratic developments and institutions. PRESIDENT JUDSON SENDS IN $100,-000 LIBERTY LOAN SUBSCRIPTION FROM SHAHPresident Judson turned in a $100,000 subscription for Liberty bonds from the Shahof Persia.The Shah made this subscription duringthe loan campaign, but, as funds for reliefwork were short, President Judson borrowed the money for relief work. TheShah subscribed this out of gratitude tothe United States, because of the workPresident Judson's committee has done inPersia.Lorado Taft, professorial lecturer on theHistory of Art at the University of Chicago, who during the summer quarter gavea course of illustrated lectures on art atthat institution, will leave for work inFrance early in January. He has beenasked to lecture there on the art and historyof France to American soldiers. His work,which is under the auspices of the Y. M. C.A. organization, is expected to be of special interest in connection with the effortsat art restoration during the period of reconstruction.La Verne Noyes Scholarships to BeAwarded400 applications for the La Verne Noyesscholarships have been considered in thepresident's office. In all, about fifty menwill be given their tuition through thisfund. During this first quarter general policies will be adopted which will in the future continue to govern the granting of theNoyes scholarships. Three principal standards will be used in determining the comparative worthiness of the various candidates. The first of these will be the lengthand character of the service rendered bythe applicant, the grades which the candidate has made in the past, and his generalcharacter and worthiness.In the awarding of the scholarships, themen who have been in the service longestwill be favored. The man who enlisted ayear or a year and a half ago will stand afar better chance than the man who wentinto the S. A. T. C. the middle of October.Moreover, the man who has seen activeservice in France or has been in the airservice, transport service or some otherdangerous type of work, will be favoredmore than the man who sat at a desk doingoffice work in some branch of the serviceor who never got farther than the campsin this country.These questions make decisions difficult.They will all be settled, however, in theway that seems fairest to the committee,and the worthiest men will get the benefitof the fund.NOTES R9The University Booth at SpringfieldAbove are shown two views of the University of Chicago booth at the Illinois Centennial Exhibition at Springfield during thefall. Every educational institution in thestate was represented at this exhibition,the large universities in particular havingattractive and interesting exhibits. Theexhibit of the University of Chicago, in accordance with the general plan, showed thedevelopment of the University from thebeginning to the present. The striking contrast between the site in 1892 and the beautiful quadrangles of today — and all accomplished within but twenty-six years — madea strong impression on the many whovisited the booth. Thousands of visitorsattended the exhibition, a large part of themspending considerable time in the educational section.Dr. Ernest D. Burton was chairman ofthe exhibit committee at the University ofChicago, and Edward A. Henry, '07, assistant-librarian, took charge of the "Chicago"booth at Springfield. A large part of thecredit for the general arrangement and attractiveness of the "Chicago" booth wasdue to the care and attention of Mr. Henry.A new fellowship in chemistry has beenestablished at the University of Chicagothrough a gift by E. I. Dupont de Nemours& Company, of Wilmington, Delaware. Itis to be awarded to a graduate student making chemistry his major subject. Dr. William Allen Pusey, of Chicago, hasrecently presented to the University Libraries a manuscript volume of exceptionalinterest. It includes "William Brown'sJournal of His Journeys from Virginia toKentucky, by the Wilderness Road in 1782,by Fort Pitt and the Ohio River in 1790."There is also bound with it a photographiccopy of William Brown's map of Kentucky,probably made in 1782 at the time of hisfirst trip to Kentucky. The original is inthe possession of Owsley Brown, of Louisville, Kentucky. In addition there is aphotograph of Filson's map of Kentucky,which, according to Colonel Durrett's supposition, must have been made from two tofour years later than the one prepared byBrown. A preliminary note, inserted afterthe title-page, gives the following facts inregard to the author of the manuscript andhis notebook:"William Brown was born in HanoverCounty, Virginia, in 1758. He obtained bypatent from Virginia in 1784 a tract of onethousand acres of land located near thepresent Hogdenville in La Rue County,Kentucky. He died at his home on thisfarm in 1825 and was buried in the familyburying ground there. This note bookpassed from him to his youngest son,Alfred Mackenzie Brown, of Elizabethtown,Kentucky, who died in 1903 at the age ofninety-one. It was given by him to hisgrandson, William Allen Pusey, of Chicago."The latter has had the volume reboundby the Monastery Hill Bindery in maroon-colored morocco and furnished with a caseof the same material. It is one of the finestspecimens of binding which has come tothe University Libraries during recentyears.ResignationsThe Board of Trustees has accepted theresignations of the following members ofthe faculties:Professor Albert P. Mathews, of the department of physiological chemistry, toenter the service of the United StatesArmy, effective July 1, 1918.Associate Professor Herman C. Stevens,of the College of Education, effective October 1, 1918.Assistant Professor Gertrude Van Hoe-sen, to accept a position in the Departmentof Agriculture at Washington, effectiveJuly 1, 1918.Assistant Professor Harvey B. Lemon, toaccept a captaincy in the United StatesArmy for service as expert at the ArmyProving Grounds, Aberdeen, Maryland,effective October 1, 1918.Instructor George S. Lasher, of the department of English, University HighSchool, effective October 1, 1918. He hasaccepted a commission in France with theY. M. C. A.THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEAnother Generous GiftA gift of $100,000 to the University ofChicago for the erection of a building, preferably an administration building, was announced at the one hundred and ninth convocation on December 17, the donor beingMr. Andrew MacLeish, vice-president ofthe University Board of Trustees. This isbut one of a long list of benefactions forwhich the University is indebted to Mr.MacLeish, whose frequent generosity hasmarked its previous history, and whose untiring and devoted service on the Board ofTrustees has been for years of inestimablevalue.Captain Merriam a Candidate for Mayor ofChicagoCaptain Charles Edward Merriam, Professor of Political Science, who was recently Commissioner to Italy for the Committee on Public Information, as noted inthe December issue, has announced his candidacy for the mayoralty of Chicago. Inhis campaign especial prominence will begiven to the proposed constitutional convention for Illinois, as the reorganizationof city government in Chicago will beamong the important questions involved.Captain Merriam was for six years a member of the city council of Chicago andserved on most of its important committees. He has also been a member of manyimportant municipal commissions. He isthe author of volumes on "Municipal Revenues of Chicago" and "Primary Elections."At the one hundred and ninth convocation of the University of Chicago on December 17, eighty-three candidates receiveddegrees and certificates. Of this number,forty-six received the Bachelor's degree inthe Colleges of Arts, Literature, and Science; four in the College of Commerce andAdministration; and ten in the College ofEducation — a total of sixty in the colleges.In the Law School there were three candidates to receive degrees: in the DivinitySchool three; and in the Graduate Schoolsfourteen, including four for the degree ofMaster of Arts, two for that of Master ofScience, and eight for that of Doctor ofPhilosophy. Three Chinese and one Serbian received degrees at this convocation.Vice-President Angell, Dean of the Faculties, gave the convocation statement in theabsence of President Judson.Professor Chamberlin's ReconstructionProposalProfessor T. C. Chamberlin, head of thedepartment of geology, is the author of aremarkable contribution to the discussionof reconstruction which appeared in theDecember number of the Journal of Geology.The plan he proposes in the article, whichbears the title of "Reconstruction Afterthe World-War— An Omninational Confederation," has already been submitted to scientists, economists and publicists, andhas been received with favor as a practicalsolution of a most intricate and involvedproblem.Among the unique features of ProfessorChamberlin's proposal are an OmninationalConfederation based on a world-business organization rather than upon political governmental lines — each nation to have voting power and responsibilities in proportion to its share in international commerce;and a number of Omninational highwaysforming a gridiron of commercial world-ways across Europe and Asia Minor, to bepoliced and .controlled by the OmninationalConfederation so as to afford trade outlets and inlets for the inland countries, forthe free use of all nations.Everybody expects some sort of permanent League of Nations to result from theforthcoming Peace Conference, but Professor Chamberlin's idea contemplates twogreat bodies — one, the present war-bomleague of Allied nations, to settle the war,and the other, a permanent OmninationalConfederation, to establish and maintainpeace, the work of the former to overlapthat of the latter and continue simultaneously with it for as long a time as provesneedful.In this plan, as outlined by ProfessorChamberlin, the permanent seat of the Confederation is to be at Constantinople, onthe ground that it has been the center ofchronic difficulties for nearly five centuriesand the possession of this strategic situation by all nations jointly would settle oneof the most serious problems of the NearEast.Albert Prescott Mathews, formerly chairman of the department of phvsiologicalchemistry at the University of Chicago,who, while captain in the QuartermasterCorps at Washington resigned his positionat Chicago to devote himself to the serviceof the government, has just been appointedto the chair of pharmacology at the University of Cincinnati. Professor Mathews wasconnected with the department of physiology and of physiological chemistry at theUniversity of Chicago for seventeen years.Dean Shailer Mathews, of the Universityof Chicago Divinity School, and SamuelNorthrup Harper, assistant professor ofthe Russian Language and Institutions atthe University, have been elected to theexecutive committee of the associationknown as the American Friends of a New.Middle Europe, which was organized at theUnion League Club. Chicago, on November13. The object of the organization is tocreate an informed public opinion with reference to the Czecho-Slovak and Jugo-Slavgroups, Poland, and the Balkan states during the critical period of reconstruction.The president of the association is formerSecretary of War Jacob M. Dickinson, ofChicago.NOTES 91Some Interesting FiguresSince 1892 more than 62,000 students havebeen in attendance at the University of Chicago for at least one quarter, according tothe new Annual Register just issued by theUniversity of Chicago Press. Degrees havebeen conferred, inclusive of those conferred at the Summer Convocation,June, 1918, upon 11,895 persons, including1,106 who have received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Forty-seven honorarydegrees have been conferred.The members of the several faculties nownumber: Professors, 105; Associate Professors, 46; Assistant Professors, 53 Instructors, 68; Associates, 9; Assistants, 95; Professorial Lecturers, 11; besides library assistants, laboratory assistants and readers.In all departments and in all grades of service the University employs about 1,300 persons.Professor Anton Julius Carlson, chairman of the department of physiology atthe University of Chicago, now Captain inthe Surgeon General's Sanitary Service ofthe United States, is reported to havelanded in France at the end of October,after several months of highly successfulservice in connection with the rationing ofAmerican troops at the rest camps and inthe aviation squadrons throughout England.Autumn Quarter AttendanceVice-President James R. Angell, Dean ofthe Faculties at the University of Chicago,in his Convocation Statement at the OneHundred and Ninth Convocation in December, gave the following summary of attendance for the Autumn Quarter:"The total attendance of students for thequarter has been 3,192, against 3,368 for theAutumn Quarter of 1917, a loss of 176.Thanks to the S. A. T. C, the attendancein the colleges shows an increase over lastyear of 120. The loss has been in the graduate and professional schools. It chancesthat we confer today exactly the same number of degrees as at the Autumn Convocation a year ago, although the distributionamong the several divisions of the University naturally varies a trifle." The Cosmopolitan ClubsThe twelfth annual -convention of the Association of Cosmopolitan Clubs met at theUniversity of Chicago on December 26, 27and 28. The president of the Associationis Ernest Watson Burgess, Assistant Professor of Sociology in the University. Theaddress of welcome for the University wasgiven by Vice-President James R. Angellat a reception in Ida Noyes Hall. The pres-dential address, on "The CosmopolitanMovement and the 'New Epoch,' "was givenin Leon Mandel Assembly Hall by Professor Burgess, and on the same evening twoother addresses were given by members ofthe University of Chicago Faculty — one byDean Shailer Mathews, of the DivinitySchool, on "The Hope of World-Reconstruction," and one by Professor ThomasC. Chamberlin, on "The Omninational Organization for Permanent Peace," .a subjecton which he has contributed a notablearticle to the December Journal of Geology.Other sessions were held at Hull-House andthe City Club of Chicago. At the convention banquet in the Hotel del Prado Frederick Starr, Associate Professor of Anthropology in the University of Chicago, spokeon the subject of "The World's Center."Professor Paul Shorey, head of the department of the Greek language and literature at the University of Chicago, was recently elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. WilliamDean Howells is president of the Academy.Professor Shorey is also a member of theNational Institute of Arts and Letters, andhas received the degree of Doctor of Literature from the University of Wisconsin andBrown University. He has also been theTurnbull .lecturer in poetry at Johns Hopkins University.Professor John Merle Coulter, head of thedepartment of botany at the University ofChicago, is president of the American Association of University Professors, whichmet with the American Association for theAdvancement of Science in Baltimore onDecember 28. Professor Coulter is alsopresident of the latter association.S. A. T. C.An organization undertaken with highhopes has now disbanded in gloom. Itsultimate demobilization the end of the warforeshadowed; but the end of the war is notchiefly responsible for the almost frantichaste with which the S. A. T. C. was gotrid of.The Student's Army Training Corps wasplanned at Washington as an opportunityfor young men eighteen to twenty, with atleast a high school education, to get somefurther educational advantages before being called for intensive military training.Its members were privates in the army ornavy given privates' pay, shelter and subsistence, and furthermore having their tuition paid at the institution they chose toattend. Here, while under strict militarysupervision, they were nevertheless to becollege students, allowed to choose coursesfrom a wide field of subjects — including, forexample, philosophy, psychology, literature,political economy, in fact, nearly everything offered in the ordinary college curriculum except Latin and Greek. As thegovernment needed them for military service, they were to be sent away to camps,the feebler to be trained as privates, theabler as officers. And it was understoodthat in the definition of ability their competence in class-room work was to be heavily weighed. In fact, the government minimum requirements were fourteen hours ormore a week of class-room work, twenty-eight hours a week of "supervised study,"and eleven hours a week of drill. Fromthis statement it seemed reasonably obvious that the plan contemplated an emphasis on mental training. It did undoubtedlycontemplate such an emphasis. But nosuch emphasis was laid. From beginningto end, all over the country, the variousgroups of the S. A. T. C. were loosely runcantonments, with a frazzled educationaltrimming.From the 'start the War Department wastimorous. Secretary Baker was at greatpains to point out that in the scheme therewas nothing discriminatory, nothing undemocratic. As proof he offered, not thefact that the S. A. T. C. was open to everyboy, white or black, rich or poor, who hadbeen through high school and who chose totake advantage of it, but the explanationthat the privates of the S. A. T. C. wouldbe treated exactly like all other privates.And the military authorities accepted thisstatement at its face value. And the resultwas not happy.Probably Secretary Baker and the military authorities could not do otherwise thanthey did. Every member of the S. A. T. C.was in the draft of September 12, and thevery essence of the draft is equality of treatment. Nevertheless the result was unhappy. For it speedily became evident thatprivates who were treated exactly as incantonments could not attend classes regularly for fourteen hours a week, and stillmore certainly could not study twenty-eight hours. The drill extended from elevenhours weekly to thirteen, fifteen, sometimesseventeen. "Kitchen police" and guardduty increased; orderly duties in some caseskept men out of the class-rooms for weeksat a time.The effort at study became more or lessof a joke. In the first place the intellectualquality of the members of the S. A. T. C.was below the college average. There weremany shining exceptions; but they wereexceptions. The most vigorous of theeighteen to twenty-year-olds with highschool educations had already enlistedwhen the S. A. T. C. was formed. Some ofthose who joined it did so undoubtedly toavoid being sent to regular cantonments.Many, who were in it honestly, were unused to study, and unable to maintain theusual standard. One army officer teaching military law to a class of 170 remarkedthat not ten per cent of the class could passany reasonable test.In the second place the possibility ofserious and consecutive study was at aminimum. In accordance with the regulations of the army, in "supervised studyhours" the men had to work by companies.If the books needed by one man were inone place, and those needed by anotherwere in another place, both men were usually to be found together, under supervision in a third place. For study in barracks,in the so-called "free time," no provisionwas made whatever. The men were, ofcourse, five and seven in a room, or elsein huge open dormitories; any man mightdo what he pleased so long as he remainedin his room; and by all rules of mob-psychology he usually pleased to do nothing,noisily.The result has been that practically nowhere have reasonable standards beenmaintained. If the war had not ended, andit had been necessary for the various institutions to recommend men for officer'straining camps, those men must have beenpicked almost entirely on the basis oftheir physique and their smartness in drill,which is of course, all very well, but farfrom what was intended.The drill itself, the military side of theS. A. T. C in general, has not been a shining success, for much the same reason thatthe scholastic work has not. There hasbeen too much interference with its continuity, and too little time to give it variety.The S. A. T. C. lasted, roughly speaking,S. A. T. C. 93nine weeks. About four weeks was consumed, in most institutions, in getting themen enrolled. Meanwhile they drilled butsporadically. In November the drill wasregular, but far less than in the cantonments. Men who wished to loaf found thelife a fairly easy one; those who wishedeither to drill or study found opportunitieslacking.And yet the plan was one amazinglyadapted to the needs of the time. If thewar had continued, the S. A. T. C. musthave settled into something workable.That something would have included areally sharp division of students into technical (such as medical and engineering) andnon-technical; for non-technical students,provision for not more than ten hours ofacademic work a week in the classroom;for technical students, drill on certain daysonly. The understanding should have beenclear that on the time of the non-technicalstudents the military authorities had theprior claim; on the time of the technicalstudents, the academic authorities. A system of this sort would have kept in intellectual training the men who were reallyimportant for the second line of nationaldefense, the scientists, and would have fedsteadily into the first-line camps men whoat the best were far advanced in an officer'straining, and at the worst were at least notunfitted for a private's training.With its possibilities, in spite of its apparent failure, the plan should not be permitted to go by the board. As an object-lesson in the belief of the government inhigher education it was worth all it cost(which was not much to the government,comparatively speaking, considering thatthese young men, if they had not beenmobilized at colleges, would have beenmobilized elsewhere). If we are to haveuniversal military training, the S. A. T. C.certainly should accompany it; and if weare not, the S. A. T. C, on a large scale,might prove an acceptable substitute.James Weber Linn.Miss Brewington LeavesMiss Brewington, who has been the secretary in the office of the School of Commerce and Administration for several quarters, has left the University to enter warwork. She is now taking courses at HullHouse and will soon go abroad to teachsoldiers. Miss Johnson is taking her placeas secretary. AppointmentsThe following appointments have beenmade:Frank L. DeBeukelaer, professor of chemistry at Washburn College, Topeka, Kansas,to an instructorship in the department ofchemistry, from October 1, 1918.Grace Bradshaw, teacher in the Elementary School, from October 1, 1918.Marjorie Hardy, teacher in the Elementary School, from October 1, 1918.Howard M. Sheaff to an associateship inthe department of physiological chemistry,from October 1, 1918.Anna Isham Robinson, M.D., medical adviser for women, from October 1, 1918.Albert E. Hennings to an assistant professorship in the department of physics,from July 1, 1918.Antoinette Palmer, teacher in the Elementary School, from October 1, 1918.Clarice Evans, teacher in the ElementarySchool, from October 1, 1918.Lawrence H. Willson to an instructorshipin physics, from October 1, 1918.Mary M. Rising to an associateship inchemistry, from October 1, 1918.Frank M. Webster to an instructorshipin the department of English, from October1, 1918.Fabian M. Kannenstine to an instructor-ship in the department of physics, fromOctober 1, 1918.Charles F. Hagenow to an instructorshipin the department of physics, from October1, 1918.Harold H. Sheldon to a research associateship in physics, from October 1, 1918.PromotionsInstructor Shiro Tashiro, of the department of physiological chemistry, to an assistant professorship, from October 1, 1918.Barnes Goes to FranceAssistant Prof. Barnes of the Departmentof Political Economy will be absent for anindefinite time. He has been asked by theY. M. C. A. to teach soldiers in Francevarious forms of business organizations,especially business communication. Hiscourses in business communication and correspondence at the University will bedropped this quarter. It is expected thatMr. Barnes will not return for at least two:juarters.of theDemobilizationThis is being composed on the openingday of the Winter quarter, and I am gladto tell everyone that it looks like "the goodold days." Instead of the uniforms ot theS. A. T. C. we are beholding the spick andspan, serge of officers, most of them shavetails, just back from instruction work invarious parts of this country. But there aremen from abroad, too, and all sorts ofcivilians just out of the khaki or the blue.Oh! it's fine to see all of 'em back againand to realize that, the right kind of peacehaving won out, we are going to have ourreal University of Chicago in session again.But the December "news" is somewhatmeagre. Scholastically speaking, Decemberwas a short month. In the first place thequarter closed on the nineteenth, and in thesecond place the University section of theStudent Army Training Corps demobilizedon the eleventh, reducing the number ofmen students by a good half.The demobilization was December's chiefevent. Work began on December 3. Thefirst men to leave were those of the vocational unit. Then came the- educational section, the entire body leaving on December11, 12 and 13, after ten days of suspenseand rumor. Many of the officers remaineduntil Christmas. Navy men were not released until December 21, and those meiiin the S. A. T. C, who remained to takethe finals were given quarters free ofcharge in the stadium barracks. Nothingnow remains of the S. A. T. C. but memories and a few cotton uniforms.While demobilization impeded class workto some extent, the greatest hardship inflicted was the postponing of the Score clubpledge dance and Three Quarters clubinitiation, both events finally taking placeon December 14, the former in the afternoon at "historic" Rosalie hall and thelatter in the evening at the University Club.Music, Vaudeville, DrillsOf interest to the musically inclined wasthe recital by the Flonzaley Quartet inMandel on December 10. On the followingFriday came the big Y. M. C. A. vaudeville,given in Mandel to raise funds for Christmas baskets. Many were the acts of localtalent, among them dancing by Ruth Lovett, a Dramatic club playlet, one of PaulRandall's monologues, and so on. It was averv successful event.The W. S. T. C. held a competitive drillin Ida Noyes hall, with Major Dana andLieutenant Ogden of the S. A. T. C. actingas judges. Rumor and the Maroon reportedit a splendid drill, and somewhat funnyfrom a military point of view. Company B, Quadranglescommanded by Mildred Powlison, won thecontest.Convocation and FinalsThe Autumn convocation, held on December 17, was less elaborate than before.Eighty-nine degrees were conferred. Fourmade Phi Beta Kappa — Ruth E. Duha,Marie Farnesworthy, Marion E. Sterns andMarion Frank. The holiday edition of theDaily Maroon, appearing that same day,announced the election of seventeen reporters and various changes in the staff listdue to returning members.Finals were more or less of a joke formembers of the S. A. T. C, but were nevertheless held, starting Tuesday, December17. From all indications the faculty is having considerably less of a funny time trying to decide if any one of them passed saidfinals.Romantic and Other EventsRomantic hearts had much thrilling during the holidays by the elopement ofAlCnzo Stagg, Jr., and Arvilla Meyer (bothmembers of the Sophomore class) to Newport, Ky. Stagg is a member of the PsiUpsilon and probably more famous as hisfather's son. Of the new Mrs. Stagg weknow less except that she resided inBeecher and has blonde hair. The Staggsare at present living with the groom's parents. A less romantic holiday event wasthe convention of Cosmopolitan clubs heldDecember 19-21. This was well attended,delegates coming from all parts of thecountry. Dean Angell, Professors Chamberlin and Starr, and Dean Mathews wereamong the prominent speakers at the meetings.The Reynolds Club "Returns"During the vacation many Universitybuildings were cleared of S. A. T. C. traces.Men's resident halls were cleaned and redecorated as were many of the fraternityhouses. The Reynolds club once more cameinto its own after serving as a combinationmilitary headquarters and Y. M. C. A. The"Y" has taken over three newly arrangedrooms in Ellis, and is busy fitting them upinto a really creditable set of club, writingand reading rooms for men.Winter athletics are rounding into shape,as Mr. Linn probably says elsewhere.Everyone was glad to see the athletes return. Gorgas, Bryan. Birkhoff, McGuireand Hinkle have reported to Pat for basketball, in addition to other good men. Trackprospects are looking up, too, with Greene.Kennedy, Speer and Campbell on deck.John E. Joseph, '20January, 1919 TrackBasketball and track have stormed Bartlett, and baseball looms. This must be anaccount of prospects, since no intercollegiate contests have taken place since thelate lamented football season.BasketballCoach Page has the following "firstsquad" to work with: Captain Paul Hinkle,'20; Ex-Captain Gorgas, '19; Stegeman,'20; Birkhoff, '21; Hitchcock, '21; En-diz, '21; MacDonald, '20; Crisler, '21,and Kindred, '21. Blocki, '20, is in collegeand may be able to play. If so, the fivewill be pretty nearly first-rate; if not, itwill be problematical. It was hoped thatBryan, '20, might return, but he is marriedand has taken a job in Milwaukee. So far,the team was barely beaten by the IllinoisAthletic Club, soundly licked twice by theWhiting Owls, the best semi-pro team inthese parts, and easily victorious overCamp Grant and various minor fives; butlittle can be judged from these games, asthe same men seldom played twice, andGorgas and Birkhoff did not get back untilJanuary 3. The best teams in the conference look to be Illinois and Wisconsin,with Purdue looming, and Iowa, Minnesotaand Northwestern up to the average.The schedule follows:January 11 — Purdue at Chicago.January 17 — Iowa at Chicago.January 24 — Michigan at Chicago.February 1 — Wisconsin at Madison.February 8 — Illinois at Chicago.February 12 — Purdue at Lafayette,February 15 — Northwestern at Chicago.February 19 — Iowa at Iowa City.February 21 — Michigan at Ann Arbor.March 1 — Illinois at Urbana.March 5 — Northwestern at Evanston.March 8 — Wisconsin at Chicago. The indoor season looks fair. Gorgaswill handle the shot, assisted by Kimball, '20, who is likely to be a phenomenon. Nobody of any special prominence has yet shown up for the jumps andthe vault. In the runs, Annan, '20, andBushman, '20, will try the sprints; Speer,'20, the quarter; McCosh, '19, the half, andLong, '20, Lewis, '20, and Moore, '20, thelonger runs. Speer and McCosh are thebest in the conference. Curtis, '19, may beback; he was intercollegiate champion in1917. Campbell, '22, and Kochanski, '22,who competed in the cross-country races,are freshmen and now ineligible in consequence. They are probably two as goodmen as there are in the country. Campbellis amateur half-mile champion and westernfive-mile champion, and Kochanski is amateur junior three-mile champion and finished second, three seconds behind Campbell in the western five-mile championship.BaseballHinkle and Terhune, '19, pitchers;Mochee, '20, Smith, '19, and O'Brien,'19, infielders, and Elton, '20, and Serck,'20, of last year's team are back; so isBlocki, '20, ineligible last spring. Hitchcock, '21, Birkhoff, '21, Clark, '21, of thefreshmen team last spring are also here.Curtis, first base in 1917, and Vollmer,'20, catcher last spring, are expected certainly by spring. There are said to beother good men in college, but practice hasnot ' begun yet and they are still undercover.Prospects in GeneralAthletics in general will undoubtedlyboom this spring. The eligibility rules willbe somewhat modified both by the Conference and by the University (see Eventsand Discussion). Scholarship standardswill undoubtedly be easier to maintain, too;the boys have mostly been in service,about half of them are army or navy officers of some sort, and they have a seriousness of purpose which looks promising.Of course, if Chicago is to keep in the running in games the class of her performances will have to rise sharply, becausefrom all her sister institutions comes thenews of athletic pigeons flying to the homeroost. But there is a feel in the air. Thewind is cold, but it seems to be blowingfrom the south. Alumni who live in thecity had better plan early to buy theirseason tickets.and Alumnae in War ServiceMEN IN WAR SERVICEMarcus S. Tarr, '94, has been promotedto a captaincy.John C. Hessler, Ph. D., '99 Dean andProfessor of Chemistry, The James Milli-kin University, Decatur, 111., assisted withinstallations of S. A. T. C. at that institution.Clnton L. Hoy, '99, Major, M. C. F. H.Co. 21, 4th Division, Am. E. P., FranceGeorge G. Davis, '01, Lieutenant-Colonel, R. A. M. C. British E. F., France.George Garrett, 1st Lieut., France.Maurice Mandeville, '02, Captain, Purchase, Storage & Traffic Division of theGeneral Staff, stationed at Washington.D. C.William M. Hanchett, Ex.-'03, Captain,Medical Corps, Base Hospital Unit 13.Professor H. H. Barrows, '04, has beenin Washington with the U. S. War TradeBoard since July.Logan A. Gridley, Ex-Student, '05, 1stLieutenant, Gas Service, Lakehurst Proving Grounds, N. J.E. M. Kerwin, '06, Captain, OrdnanceR. C, 6312 Delaware St., Chevy Chase,Md.William H. Ross, Ph. D., '07, has beenmade a captain in the Chemical WarfareService, and has been stationed at theEdgewood Arsenal.Harry B. Anderson, '07, Lieutenant-Colonel, Am. E. F., France.Donald E. Bridgman, Ph. D., '07, commissioned Captain.Hooper A. Pegues, Ex. -'07, of the Canadian Troops in Canada, has been orderedfor service in Siberia.Lee J. Levinger, '09, is a 1st Lieutenantand Chaplain in France.A. C. Trowbridge, Ph. D., '01, Y. M. C.A., has been a member of the advisoryboard, with headquarters at New Yorkfor the past few months.Jose W. Hoover, J. D., '09, Co. B., 2ndProv. Reg't, Camp Sevier, S. C.Harris F. MacNeish, Ph. D., '09, teaching mathematics at the College of the Cityof New York, which institution is an S. A.T. C. school.Richard C. Miller, '10, is with the Engineers in France.Eleazar R. Bowie, '10, 1st Lieutenant,M. C, Base Hospital 24, Am. E. F., A. P.O. 753.Carl C. Degenhart, Ex.-'11, 1st Lieutenant, Signal Corps, 1422 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, D. C. It is said thatC. C. D. no longer answers to the nameof "Dutch," in Washington.H. J. Corper, Ph. D., '11, Captain, Medical Corps. U. S. Army Hosiptal No. 16,West Haven, Conn.John MacNeish, '11, 2d Lieutenant inthe Field Artillery, 32d Div., has been inactive service eight times, and is now withthe army in Germany.Major Lawrence H. Whiting, '12, has beenappointed Deputy Chief Financing Officer.He has charge of the liquidation of propertyof the American Expeditionary Forces inFrance, with offices with Morgan, Harjes &Co., Paris, France.Perry D. Trimble, J. D., '12, 2d Lieutenant, Langley Field, Hampton, Va.A. D. Brokaw, '13, has spent severalmonths in Washington with the mineralssection of the Shipping Board.S. S. Visher, Ph. D., '14, engaged in theSurvey of Kershaw County, S. C, for theU. S. Bureau of Evils in co-operation withthe War Department.Charles O. Parker, commissioned atCamp Hancock, is in Ordnance Department, U. S. Army, sent to Raritan Arsenal.Clyde E. Watkins, 2nd Lieutenant, 13thCo, 2d Trig, M. T. D, Camp Hancock,Ga.J. Ernest Carman, Ph. D, '15, is with theAmerican Y. M. C. A. in France.James E. Arnold, 1st Lieutenant, M. C,U. S. A, Base Hospital 118, Am. E. F, carePostmaster, New York City.I. R. Carter, J. D, '16, Sergt. 1st Class,instructor in Supply School, OrdnanceTraining Camp, Camp Hancock, Ga.Hugo Swan, J. D, '16 won a lientenacyin the first officers' training school at FortSnelling and is in France.R. A. Burt, '16, 1st Lieutenant, ChemicalWarfare Service; sailed for overseas aboutNovember 21.William M. Shirlev, Jr., '16, 2nd Lieutenant, Am. E. F, France.Josiah Bride, Ex.-'17, Lieutenant Co. A ,7 6th Infantry, Camp Lewis, Wash,C. C. Colby. Ph. D, 'IT, has been workingfor the U. S. Shipping Board at Washingtonlor the past few months.John D. Sliffer, '17, 2nd Lieutenant in Artillery, France.Emanuel R. Parnass, J. D, '17, 2nd Lieutenant, Ordnance Headquarters, Camp Pen-niman, Ga.AND ALUMNAE IN WAR SERVICE 97Geo. L. Siefkin, L.L. B, '17, adjutantHeadquarters, 3rd Provisional regiment,ordnance and machine gun schools, Ordnance Tr. Corps, Camp Hancock, Ga.Bashore, N. E, '17, 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry, Camp Cody, New Mexico.A. H. Andrews, '17, General offices of theArmy Y. M. C. A. for the SoutheasternDivision with Headquarters in Atlanta; hascharge^ of the Department of Records andStatistics.Warren W. Ewing, '18, Sergeant in Chemical Warfare Service.John J. Brotherton, '18, Medical Corps,stationed at Plattsburg Barracks, Plattsburg, N. Y.H. J. McCarthy, Ex.-'19, Ordnance Sg't,Advance Ordnance Depot 21, A. P. O 712,Am. E. F.Preston P. Wade, Ex.-'20, is now withthe Army of Occupation, stationed at Luxemburg. He is attached to Co. E, Div. 5,Motor Supply Train, Am. E. F.L. D. Taylor, '20, Lieutenant in Aviation,and has been appointed an instructor atCall Field, Wichita Falls, Texas.Alba Lipman, Ex-student, 1st Lieutenant,Ordnance Training Camp, Camp Hancock,Ga.R. T. Walker Duke, Ex-student, 1st Lieutenant, 308 U. S. Infantry, Am. E. F,France.Pete Northrup, 2nd Lieutenant recentlyleft Langley Field for the Everglades inFlorida, photographic section.Tommy Thomas, 2nd Lieutenant, is withthe photographic section at Langley Field.Harold A. Norman, 2nd Lieutenant, Ordnance Department, U. S. A, Raritan Arsenal.Charles G. Cushing, commissioned Major,is with the Am. E. F. in France.H. F. Schoening, Sergeant 1st Class, instructor in Supply School, Ordnance Training Camp, Camp Hancock, Ga.Wayland Brooks, '08, Lieutenant, Amer.E. F, France.Paul MacClintock, '12, Co. A, 29th Engineers, Amer. E. F, has been commissionedlieutenant.Ralph Chapman, ex-student, lieutenant,Amer. E. F, France.WOMEN IN SERVICEHelen Hayes Gleason, Ex. '09, is in thiscountry seeking canteen workers for theRed Cross. Recently she spoke in IdaNoyes Hall. She was decorated by KingAlbert for her relief work in Belgium, during the early days of the war. Artha McConoughey, '13, sailed forFrance where she will do hospital hut workfor the Red Cross.Mabel E. Bovell, '13, has gone to Chinato establish a Girls' High School in WestChina; she is staying in Nanking, learningthe language, until it is safe to go up theriver to West China. She may be addressed,care American Baptist Missionary Society,Nanking, China.Ruth Dean, Ex. '12, who was a landscapearchitect in New York City, has been doingconstruction work for the Y. M. C. A, atthe Paris Headquarters, since October,1918.Dorothy Edwards, '16, has returned fromthe Nurses' Training School at Camp Grant,Frances A. Starin, '17, is with Base Hospital 53, Am. E. F. A. P. O. 714.Geraldine Stone, '17, is training at TheArmy School of Nursing, Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C.Ada Bovell Boardman, Ex. Student, is inLondon, England, with the American Red "Cross.Maude C. Heesler, Ex-student, Decatur,111, was state organizer of women's homeand food work under the State's RelationService.Work of Dr. Link, Ph. D., '16, in the Bureauof Plant IndustryGeorge K. K. Link, Ph. D, '16, is pathologist in the Bureau of Plant Industry, U. S.Department of Agriculture, and is adviserto the inspectors in the Bureau of Markets.He has made a survey of the pathology ofvegetables in transit and storage, visitingall the markets and producing centers inthe United States. He has prepared a handbook dealing with this new phase of plantpathology. A feature of this handbook isthe color photographs which were preparedunder the direction of Dr. Link and Dr.Gardner, co-operating. This work wasstarted as a war emergency and through theinspectors the bureau co-operated with theFood Administration in settling disputes andmaking adjustments, and with Quartermasters' Department of the Army and the Paymaster of the Navy. This work, though,begun as a war emergency, is going to bemade a permanent project of the Bureau ofPlant Industry. Dr. Link has establisheda laboratory at 505 City Hall Square Building, Chicago,of the Classes and AssociationsWilliam Scott Bond, '97, has been nominated for the presidency of the ChicagoReal Estate Board. He has always beenespecially interested in the athletic activities of the University and gave one of theaddresses at the dedication of Stagg Field."Billy" is one of our most prominentAlumni. He has given long and valuableservice during the war on one of the localdraft boards of Chicago.Franklin D. Elmer, '98, minister FirstBaptist church, Poughkeepsie, N. Y, hasissued a helpful little booklet of brief sermons, called "Bright Shadows." The booklet is designed to assist those who are unable to attend church services.Alice Radford, '00, is now head of theDepartment of Modern Languages at HoodCollege, Frederick, Maryland.Arthur E. Bestor, '01, president of theChautauqua Association of New York, andone of the prominent figures in connectionwith Government speaking campaigns during the war, addressed the Chicago SundayEvening Club, at Orchestra Hall, in December.W. J. McDowell, '03, manager MachineTool Department, The Fairbanks Company.64 E. Lake St, Chicago.Dr. Sanford A. Winsor, '04, Rush, '06, andMrs. Winsor (Bessie Carroll, '07) are now living in Colombo, Ceylon, where Dr. Winsor is director under the InternationalHealth Board in the hook-worm campaign.George E. Young, '06, may be addressedat 234 W. Morris St., Indianapolis, Ind.Susan A. Green, '07, is Professor of Biology, Maryville College, Maryville, Tenn.Captain Harold H. Swift, '07, of the Adjutant General's department, is now backin civil life.Mrs. R. T. Duke (Myrtle Judson, '07),is Assistant Librarian, Harper Library,University of Chicago.Charles R. Frazier, '07, Dean, Shaw University, Raleigh, N. C.Mrs. W. W. Peters, '07, Rush '11, expectsto return to China as soon as her husband,Dr. Peters, returns from Fance. They willreturn to Shanghai and continue their workin public health education.Helen Bally, '08, is teaching geography inthe high school in Mesa, Arizona.Harry Hanson, '08, foreign news editorof the Chicago Daily News, has been sentto Paris to report the peace conference forthat paper.Mary J. Lanier, '10geolog3' department,Wellesley, Mass.G. A. Curry, '10, is a Kansas City highschool teacher. is a member of theWellesley College,LET USNOT BESELFISH—Tell all "Chicago"friends about theMagazineThe more who enjoy it thebetter it will becomeAlso, Please Renew PromptlyOF CLASSES AND ASSOCIATIONS 99Bertha Henderson, '10, is doing geographic research work for the government,Washington, D. C.Walter W. Taylor, Ex-'IO, has beentransferred to the New York office of Hal-sey-Stuart & Company, bonds.William C. Carver, '11, is secretary Y. M.C. A, National War Council, Washington,D. C.A. W. Armitage, '12, principal of the highschool and graded school at Big Pine, California.Juliette Griffin, '12, is teaching ancienthistory in Omaha, Nebraska; she has beenhelping with dramatics at Forts Omahaand Crook.L. G. Donnelly, 12, is now an Oil FieldsDepletion expert with the Treasury Department in connection with the administration of the excess profits tax.H. Harper McKee, '12, geologist, SinclairGulf Oil Co, Cisco, Texas.Martha Green, '13. is in Washington, D.C, acting as assistant librarian in the Congressional library.Ellyn Broomell, '13, is at Camp Grant library, Camp Grant, 111.Harriet Edgeworth, '13, has been scientific assistant in House Conservation Division of the U. S. Food Administration.Mary L. Porter, '13, assistant in modernlanguages, Winthrop College, Rock Hill,S. C.Gertrude Wight, '14, is manager of the lunchroom of the Lincoln School of Teachers' College, Columbia University, NewYork.Mrs. Kellogg Speed (Margaret Rudd, Ex-'14) has given up her position with theEvanston Base Hospital, Etaple, France,and is at 21 Arkwright Mansions, Hamp-stead, N. W. 3, London, England.R. VanBornstein, '15, principal of West-port high school, Westport, N. Y.Helen L. Drew, '15, is teaching Englishcomposition to Wellesley freshmen, Wellesley College, Mass.Marie E. Goodenough, '15, is teaching inthe Junior High School in Whiting, Ind.Grace E. Bratt, '15, is in the AccountingDepartment of the Quaker Oats Company,1600 Railway Exchange Building, Chicago.Margaret Parker, '16, is a member of thegeologist department at Wellesley College,Mass.Helen B. Jeffery, '16, principal of Williamsburg high school, Williamsburg, Ohio.Marie T. Rees, '16, assistant in the Department of Botany, Iowa State College,Ames, Iowa.Margorie Fay, '16, is teaching at Hinckley, 111.Mary S. MacDougall, '16, head of the Department of Biology, Winthrop College,Rock Hill, S. C.Louise Small, '15, may be addressed at323 North Institute, Colorado Springs, Colorado.Hotel Del Prado(Blackstone and the Midway)Adjoining the University, is a handsome home for out-of-townstudents, and the logical home for the relatives of students and foralumni while visiting the University.It takes pride in the fact that it has for years entertained manyAlumni, Faculty Members, and Fraternities of the University ofChicago.Open for the comfort and entertainment of the Army TrainingCorps.Home of the Naval Navigation Students.ALBERT F. GIDDINGS, Mgr.Always at Your Service.THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINELeona Rupple, '16, may be addressed at4949 Indiana Ave, Chicago.Hertha Baumgartner, '17, is teachingFrench and public speaking in the KanaiHigh School, Lihue, Kanai, Territory ofHawaii. She writes that the Oriental children are so eager to learn that it is indeeda pleasure to teach them.Mrs. D. Early (Margaret Lauder, '17) isdoing an interesting kind of work as civilengineer with the Chicago Division of thePennsylvania railroad.Dorothea Kahn, '17, is with the LambShirt Company, South Bend, Ind.Olive Bryson, '17, head of the science department of Radford State Normal Collegefor Women, East Radford, Va.Marion Wolcott, Ex-student, is assistantin psychology and education, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, S. C.J. E. B. Smith, Ex-student, is superintendent of city schools, Christiansburg, Va.THE ASSOCIATION OF DOCTORS OFPHILOSOPHYDr. W. E. Garrey, Ph. D, '00 (Physiology), and Dr. Irving Hardcsty, Ph. D, '99(Anatomy), heads of respective departments, are very prominent members of thefaculty, Tulane University, New Orleans.Dr. E. A. Betchel, Ph. D, '00, has beeninstalled as Dean of the College of Arts andSciences, Tulane University, New Orleans.Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, Ph. D, '00, diedDecember, 1918. She was former superintendent of the Chicago schools. Mrs. Youngreceived her Doctor's Degree at the University of Chicago, during the presidency ofWilliam Rainey Harper, and was professorof education for six years.E. C. Griffith, Ph. D, '02, has been calledto fill the place of D. Collier, Head of theDepartment of History of Brown University, during a year's absence of the latterin Europe. Dr. Griffith has, since 1905,been Head of the Department of Historyand Political Science at William and MaryCollege.W. C._ Alden, Ph. D, '03, has recentlyhad published by the U. S. Geological Survey a mimeograph on the glacial geology ofSoutheastern Wisconsin.Geo. H. Shull, Ph. D, '04, Professor ofBotany and Genetics, Princeton University,and editor of "Genetics" and of Genetica.Section of "Botanical Abstracts."A. R. Schultz, '05, long a geologist of theU. S. Geological Survey, has resigned to become a manager of a hydroelectric powercompany.H. R. Brush, Ph. D, '11, has been givenleave of absence as Head of the RomanceDepartment of the Universitv of North Dakota to act as Educational Recruiting Secretary of the National War Work Council of the Y. M. C. A. for the Central Department.J. Harry Ck>, Ph. D, '11, Professor ofPhysics, Tulane University, now Presidentof the New Orleans Academy of Sciences,which has recently become a local branchof the A. A. A. S.Lee Irving Knight, Ph. D, '13, AssistantProfessor of Botany at the University ofChicago, has been appointed plant physiologist in the division of plant pathology atthe Minnesota experiment station.Albert E. Hennings, Ph. D, '14, AssistantProfessor of Physics at the University ofChicago. For last five years has been connected with the Department of Physics atthe University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon,Canada.D. E. Thomas, Ph. D, '14, Acting Principal, Alberta Theological College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.H. T. Mead, Ph. D, '14, has been electedProfessor of Biology, Tulane University,New Orleans.William H. Radesch, Ph. D, '15, is nowPrincipal and Manager of the CalvertSchool, a naval preparatory school, Annapolis, Md.Earle E. Erbouk, Ph. D, '16, has beengiven leave of absence as Head of the De- MOSER SHORTHAND COLLEGEEnrolls high school and Academygraduates exclusively in day school.Secretarial and stenographic coursesare therefore unusually thorough;surroundings refined and congenial. SUMMER COURSES ■PAUL MOSER, Prin.Ph. B. 1910. J. D. 1912. U. of C.MOSER SHORTHAND COLLEGE116 S. Michigan Ave. Central 5158Employers and College WomenWanted at theChicago Collegiate Bureauof OccupationsTrained Women PlacedasEditorial and Advertising Assistants, LaboratoryTechnicians, Apprentice Executives. Book-keepers,Draughtswomen and Secretaries and in other lines.904 Stevens Bldg.17 N. State St. Tel. CentraI£533GOF CLASSES AND ASSOCIATIONS 101partment of Sociology of the Y. M. C. A.College to serve as Secretary for Trainingof the National War Work Council of theY. M. C. A. for the Central Department.Professor A. Marin Le Meslee has beendirector of French instruction at CampShelby with Y. M. C. A. during summer andsupervisor for southern section.Assistant Professor Hal W. Moseley hasbeen promoted to Associate Professor ofChemistry, Tulane University, New Orleans.E. A. Stephenson, Ph. D, '15, has resigned from the University of Chicago faculty and is now working' for an oil company.K. F. Mather, Ph. D, '15, is now professor of Geology at Denison University,Granville, Ohio.Chicago Alumnae Club LuncheonAt the luncheon of the Chicago AlumnaeClub held December 31, at the Chicago College Club, there were over one hundredalumnae present. The program consisted ofthe reading aloud of letters from some ofthe alumnae who are in war work abroad.In addition to the copies of letters read,there were a number of originals on handthere for the friends to see. Among theletters read was a series of excerpts fromthe letters to her family of Mrs. Maude.Radford Warren, read by her sister Mrs.R. M. Stanley.The Alumni CouncilThe next meeting of the Alumni Councilwill be held about January 22. This will bethe second quarterly meeting and a largeattendance is expected. A meeting of theExecutive Committee will probably be heldthe same evening, an hour before the meeting of the Council. Owing to illness ofseveral members no meeting of theExecutive Committee was held during themonth of December, when a regular meeting would ordinarily have been held.Important matters will come up for consideration at the January meeting, particularly in connection with the June reunion,a subscription campaign, finances, and relevant matters.It is desired that all members of the Council and special committees make every effortto attend all meetings that are called fromnow on throughout the year.The members of the Council and its committees have always worked steadily andfaithfully to advance the interests of thealumni and the University. 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Athome at :2933 Gladys Avenue, Chicago.Rosalie J. Bonem, '15, to Elroy D. Gold-ing; residing at 5540 Blackstone Ave., Chicago.Helen Hicks, '15, to Lieut. Alfred J. Sink,November 12, 1918; residing at Charlotte,North Carolina.Lida B. Mix, '15, to Howard J. Slagle,June 29, 1918, Chicago.Erie Fiske Young, '17, to Pauline Vislick,'19, September 28, 1918; residing at 6121Woodlawn Ave., Chicago.Ilene Knisely, 'IS, to Capt. H. A. Win-kelmann, August 29, 1918. Cap. Winkel-mann is in charge of the laboratory at theLakehurst Proving Grounds. Amos Stagg, Jr., '21, to Avilla E. Meyer,'21, December 21, at Newport Kentucky.Residing in Chicago.Ruth Estelle Mount, Ex., to J. FletcherHarper, December 14, 1918, at La Salle Hotel, Chicago; at home, 3215 Cedar St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Vera Bartley to Donald Douglas Sells, Cleburne, Tex.Announcement has been made of the marriage of Robert Halliday, '22, to DorothyJones. . BIRTHSTo Mr. and Mrs. Harris F. MacNeish,Ph. D., '09, a son, Richard Stockton.Kellogg Speed, '01, Major, U. S. Army,and Mrs. Speed (Margaret Rudd, ex-'14.)announce the arrival of a daughter on December 17, 1918, London, England.Captain and Mrs. Donald Putnam Abbott,'07, announce the birth of Marion DummerAbbott on December 13, 1918.Mr. and Mrs. Dean R. Wickes. Ph. D., '12,announce the birth of a daughter, AlicePerne, on August 7, 1917.Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. McBride, '09,announce the birth of a second daughter,Marjory, on May 1, 1918.JuriUfiif-l'utiMtifSS VSfO/7MINNEAPOLIS409 ROOMS375 Booms at $1.T5 to *2.50 per DAT.MODERN - FLRE PROOFMETROPOLITAN BUSINESS COLLEGEA high grade Commercial School featuring a strong SECRETARIAL COURSE.Courses, also, in Bookkeeping, Shorthand and Shortwriting.Colleges in every part of Chicago — also, in Joliet, Elgin and Aurora, Illinois.Phone Randolph 2205 for detailed information.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE 103DEATHSMrs. Jesse L. Rosenberger (.Susan EstherColver) '82, died in Chicago on November19, 1918. Possessed of rare intellectual ability and of exceptional character, both carefully developed, she gave her life unreservedly to the cause of education. For nearlythirty years she rendered unusually successful service in the public schools of Chicago, first as a teacher, and then as aprincipal for twenty-two years of the period,giving distinctive character to her work andschool. Her influence will not only continuelong through the thousands she thus metand helped, but longer still through provisions which she, with her husband, tookpleasure in making for future lectures, student aid and encouragement at the University of Chicago.Harry B. Newman, '00, died October 11,1918, in Chicago.John Frederick Garber, Ph. D., '03, diedDecember 29, 1917. For 11 years he washead of the Department of Botany, Yeat-man High School, St. Louis, Mo.Harry W. Ford, ex-'04, died December 18,1918, in New York City, of pneumonia. InChicago, after leaving the University, hewas for a time a member of the ChicagoInter Ocean staff. For some years thereafter he was in the automobile business, becoming president of the Saxon Motor cor poration, of Detroit, Michigan. He resignedlast January to become president of theFederal Bond and Mortgage Company ofDetroit, an office he held at the time of his;death. Last year Mr. Ford was a captain inthe motor transport corps, U. S. Army; hewas recently honorably discharged fromCamp Gordon, Georgia. He was prominentin college during his student days, and always kept up an active and loyal interest asan alumnus. His death deprives the alumniof a ready and willing worker for the University.Nellie M. Wakeley, '07, died October 17,.1918, of influenza, at Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.Helen Hurd Bliss, '09, wife of ProfessorGilber Bliss, Mathematics Department,University of Chicago, died of pneumonia,at 5625 Kenwood Ave., December 22, 1918.Mr. H. E. Goodman, died October 3,1917, in Chicago.Professor George B. Foster, died December 23, 1918.Minnie Elsie Thomas, '18, died December19, 1918, at Omaha, Nebraska.President Van Hise of WisconsinOn November 19, 1918, President CharlesR. Van Hise of the University of Wisconsin,died in Milwaukee. For sixteen years, from1892 to 1908, Dr. Van Hise was non-residentilllllllllllllllllllllttlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllWIllllll^44 BAxilt-Int^T^fti HZ*£k^^S\xp er iority "WE MANUFACTURE AND RETAILMEN'S SHOESSuccess has followed honest and progressive endeavor.Both in our shoes and in the manner of our service,we have symbolized Quality.THREE CHICAGO SHOPS .106 S. Michigan Ave. 15 S. Dearborn St.29 E. 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President Van Hise wasone of the most noted educators ofAmerica.Professor George Burman FosterThe death in St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, on December 22, of George .BurmanFoster, Professor of the Philosophy of Religion in the University of Chicago, removed one of the most widely known theologians in the United States. A graduateof West Virginia University, he receivedhis theological training at Rochester Theological Seminary and the universities ofGottingen and Berlin. He was a Baptistpastor at Saratoga Springs, New York, in1887-91, and for three years following wasprofessor of philosophy in McMaster University, Toronto, Canada. For twenty-threeyears he had been connected with the University of Chicago as a member of the Departments of Systematic Theology andComparative Religion.Because of his liberal interpretation ofthe Bible Professor Foster had been thesubject of much controversy, but the announcement of his death brought manycordial tributes even from his opponents. His two best-known books, which havehad wide circulation, are "The Finality ofthe Christian Religion" and "The Functionof Religion in Man's Struggle for Existence." He was also a contributor to a recent volume issued by the University ofChicago_ Press, "A Guide to the Study ofthe Christian Religions."A memorial service for Professor Fosterwill be held at the University of Chicago inthe Winter Quarter.Newman Miller, Director of the PressMr. Newman Miller, Director of the University of Chicago Press, died at his home,5515 Woodlawn Ave., of heart trouble, January 8, 1919. He had been seriously ill forover two weeks. Mr. Miller had been connected with the University Press ever since1899 and was very prominent in its rapiddevelopment from the small quarters in theold gymnasium to the present large plant,one of the largest, best equipped and mostwidely known of university presses. Heconstantly emphasized the high quality forwhich the product of our press was noted.Mr. Miller was a member of Sigma ChiFraternity. Always keenly and loyally interested in the development of the University, his death removes one of its most valuable departmental leaders.UNIVERSITY OFSEVERAL ADDITIONAL INTERESTING WAR LETTERSFrom Eugenie Williston, '18, at the armynurses' training school at Camp Grant:I found four other girls at the station andwe were met by the ambulance and broughtout. We are in the wooden barracks-roomsabout the size of the one I just left — lovelyand new with a little pine desk built intothe wall and an open box arrangement tohang our clothes in. Everything is freshand piny — clean boards and we are just onthe outer edge of camp, so that we can seeoff on the few hills. The air is gorgeous.They haven't put us to work yet — wehave Saturday afternoons off anyway. Thelittle girl next door walked out around theedge of camp with me this morning. Wecan see the river from our back porch andare only a block from it.The food here is strange and wonderful— we eat the way all the people in the armyeat, and grab for what we want — napkin-rings are a farce. Last night we had somekind of a weird mixture — a cross betweenIrish stew and saur kraut, with lots ofonions in it. And after a big dinner on thetrain I somehow wasn't hungry. They saywe'll get pretty good stuff at Thanksgiving.■Everything is pretty good, though, we hadgingerbread and apple sauce last night andthe good old prunes for breakfast. We eatoff our tin dishes, but don't have to washthem.I can't wear any insignia for four months„ — probation. We have a whole suit — O. D.blouse, breeches, wraps, overseas cap andovercoat issued very soon. We may haveto buy army shoes to drill in. They issuedsleeveless 0. D. sweaters to us this morning and I happened to be given the bestlooking one in the bunch — soft, silky, heavyyarn.We aren't allowed to talk to any "white"nurses (with white uniforms) unless theyvolunteer to speak to us — the blue birds,as we're all called. It is funny the distinctions around here. And when Miss Williamson comes in everybody has to jumpup in a hurry._We have had a few orders. We meet thebig colonel tomorrow and will probably besworn in — we haven't been allowed to puton our uniforms yet.From Lieut. Henry M. Williams, '09July 29th.I am writing this from the hill-side of afamous battlefield. We are not firing justat present and the troopers are sittingaround me on the ground talking over theevents of the past few weeks. Our guns arecamouflaged with green coverings so theGerman planes cannot see them. We havehad a good supper and have plenty of shellholes and ditches to crawl into if they startshelling, and we are happy. We need allthe ease we can get, we have been goingat a great pace behind the retreating Ger- CHICAGO MAGAZINE 105The Corn ExchangeNational Bankof ChicagoCapital ... . $3,000,000Surplus and Profits, 7,000,000Ernest A. Hamill, presidentCharles L. Hutchinson, vice-presidentD. A. Moulton, vice-presidentOwen T. Reeves, Jr., vice-presidentJ. Edward Maass, vice-presidentNorman J. Ford, vice-presidentFrank W. Smith, secretaryJames G. Wakefield, cashierLewis E. Gary, ass't cashierEdward F. Schoeneck, ass't cashierJames A. Walker, ass't cashierCharles Novak, ass't cashierDIRECTORSWatson F. Blair Chauncey B. BorlandEdward B. ButlerBenjamin Carpenter Clyde M. CarrErnest A. HamillCharles H. Hulburd Charles L. HutchinsonMartin A. RyersonJ. Harry Selz Edward A. SheddRobert J. Thorne Charles H. WackerForeign Exchange Letters of CreditCable TransfersSavings Department, James K. Calhoun, Mgr.3% Paid on Savings DepositsTHE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEmans and sleep has been a rare article aswell as the eating times, rather far apart.The men are in tine spirits and it will behard for the Germans to stop. We raidthem with artillery fire whenever they hesitate and so they keep going. We cross theMarne in good shape and are fighting ourway northward. It is a beautiful country,too fine to be shell-torn and destroyed butwe are doing it now. as this is the only wayto destroy the fortifications of the Germans.It was a great sight when the troopscrossed the river, everybody happy andsinging; every troop with its mascot somewhere in the supply train. One machinegun outfit had a two months' old colt following its mother, another had a good fatmilk cow tied behind, another a milk kidmounted on one of the supply wagons, oneinfantry outfit, a blinking owl and a parrot and others, cats, dogs and every thingthat is imaginable.For a while we had a positon on a highhill overlooking the valley, and it was amarvelous sight to see the endless lines oftroops and troop-trains crossing the silverriver and disappearing into the wooded valley and hills. Thousands of acres of ripeand ripening grain we have saved for theFrench by this drive and believe me, theyare on to it as soon as it is out of the zoneof shell fire. They will have to cut aroundthe shell holes and some barbed wire andtrenches, but they will get the grain. I hoped for more time to write but mustclose now.Portions of a letter written by HarrySchulman, ex-'21, formerly a day editor ofthe Maroon, who left for the Officers' Training School at Camp MacArthur, Waco, Tex.,with a large number of University men.All is well with the Chicago contingent.By good luck all 35 of us were placed inthe same company. Of course 35 old facesin 250 don't make a great impression, but itcertainly cheers us to have even fleetingscraps of conversation with old friends, between drills.And we do drill. From 7 a. m. until 4m the afternoon it goes without halt. Wearise fully an hour and a half before sunrise,so there is ample opportunity for a full day'swork..We, that is, "L" company, arrived late,and are a full week behind in our schedule.Consequently we have been drilling furiously to overcome the handicap of beinglate arrivals. And the work we are doingrequires military knowledge. Little timehas been spent on the school of the soldier,squad, platoon and company drill, manualof arms and practice marches with heavypacks having occupied much of our time.Xothing is more inspiring in my mind thanto see our little old company, 250 strong,wind down a turning sandy road, rifles onshoulder; all keeping step to the old songsJahn &011ier Engraving Co.COLOR PROCESS PLATE MAKERSHALFTONES -ZINC ETCHINGSPHOTOGRAPHERS (COMMERCIAL)DRAWINGS (COMMERCIAL) SKETCHES S. DESIGNS554 WEST ADAMS STREET • CHICAGO f~[he Editor of the^ ' LONDON PROCESSWORKER Said-"\ Found theJAHN and OLL1ERENGRAVING COMPANYthe Most Progressiveand Up -to -DateErxgravino; Plantin Ch icaoo<©5UN1VEKST1 ¥ UPof camp and school. And when we runts,who are in the last two platoons, cross therise in the ground, and coming down on thedescent, see our whole column stretchingdown the road in front of us, moving forward like a huge machine, it certainly makesme enjoy life.We are diverted every day by our friends,the aeronauts. You know, Camp MacArthuris divided into a number of sections, amongthem being the Officers' Training School,the Replacement Camp, and the AeroSchool. The aviators here do not contentthemselves with plain flying, but can beseen on any clear day, looping the loop,flying upside down, volplaning for thousands of feet, and otherwise "cutting up."It is a great sight to see a plane swoopdown through the air, glide over the landscape, and finally light easily on the groundand roll along to a complete stop.At times the planes fly in battle formation. Five planes form a wedge, one infront and two on each side. They fly alongfor miles, keeping perfect alignment anddistance. They are like flocks of giganticcrows.Chicago has placed the 2nd Battalion football team on the map. There was to be agame yesterday between the 1st and 2ndBattalion teams, but it was postponed, dueto a terrific rainstorm, nothing unusual insunny Texas, which would have drownedthe players had they gone on the field. Butthe team is picked and Chicago, remarkable to say, has six of its Varsity men onthe team. They are Bob Cole, Fritz Crisler,Buell Hutchinson, Shorty Dygert, McDonald and Hinkle. Our boys are famous menin Waco today. As I went down the streetsthere this morning I saw numbers of photosof our fellows in football togs; McDonaldcrouching on the ground, Hinkle preparingto tackle, Hutchinson grinning as usual. Oh,to be a football man!There is intense rivalry between the 1stand 2nd Battalions. They, the 1st, have hadover a month of drill, and will be officerssoon. We are the "rookies" and are lookeddown upon by them.The other night our companies formedabout 9 o'clock and marched past the 1stBattalion arracks. They were taken bysurprise and formed no effective oppositionto our yells and challenges and songs, thelatter derogatory to the 1st Battalion. No,this was not a rowdy meeting. It was perfectly orderly and in charge of our commissioned officers.Do I like Texas? In the words of an oldTexan, I will answer. "They's gonna beanother war with Mexico. Yessuh, and ifwe wins this war, you bet Mexico will haveto take Texas back."From C. L. Hoy, '01, Major, M. C. FieldHospital, Co. 21, 4th Division, Am. E. F.,France.Lorraine, Nov. 29, 1918.My dear Ted: I'm sure you would par- CHICAGO MAGAZINE 107"CHICAGO"INSURANCE MEN"Chicago" insures integrity andhelpful, courteous service.C. F. Axelson, '07SPECIAL AGENTNorthwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.900 The RookeryTelephone Wabash 1800Ben H. 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HOWES, Ex ' 13, Manager, Union MutualLife Insurance Co. of Portland, Maine7 West Madison Street CHICAGOTHE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEdon me for the delay in answering yourlast letter if you could have seen the conditions under which we were living and working from the time I received it until the lastfew days. It arrived just about a week afterthe beginning of the Argonne operation, butin that week we had already gone througha wonderful amount of experience. Just aweek before your letter arrived we had established a hospital at a ruined town knownas Cinsy. The drive started the morningof the 26th of September and at noon onthe 27th we started forward. There was avery bad traffic block and it was impossibleto get patients, or anything else for thatmatter, to the rear, so it became necessaryto establish a field hospital at a point as farforward as possible. We chose a point inadvance of the light artillery even, justabout 2J/2 kilometers from the Boche frontline. Put up our tents under shell fire andremained there four days. In that time wehandled over 1,600 patients, but lost two ofmy own men and one patient who wasawaiting removal to the rear, by shell fire,to say nothing of four ambulance men whowere aiding in the evacuation of the patients.By that time the roads had been repairedand the blockade was over, so that it waspossible to get patients to a safer place atthe rear. So we moved back three or fourkilometers to a place called Berthincourt.But the Boche continued to shell us and hisavions to bomb us, so we "retreated" again.All this occurred inside of seven days, butit seemed a lot longer, especially as none ofus could spare much time for sleep.On one or two occasions when we did getchance to lie down, we were soon awakenedby shell explosions. Twice a fragment ofshell came through my tent, once at thehead of my cot, just after I had gone outto make rounds of wards, and once at thefoot, but whether I was in the tent or notat that time I never knew. Just discoveredthe hole in the tent, but never the fragment.During those days I had two hospitals consolidated and both in my charge, and it wassure some responsibility. If it kept up muchlonger, I should, I think, have been considerably grayer, or else have lost all of myhair.We operated again at Bethincourt abouta week later, but the Boche had been drivenback a little further, and though his shellsreached our vicinity, there was no accuracyin his aim. Fortunately for us, it wascloudy and rainy all the time, so the avionscould not bother us much.About the 20th of October we were movedback about thirty miles, as our division wastaken out for rest. Stayed out only tendays, however, and then went to the frontagain. But before we got any real activeservice, the demand was made for an armistice. We stayed at the front till four orfive days after the signing of the armistice.then came back again and got a lot of newequipment, got cleaned up and proceeded tocut down our equipment for hospitalization,to the lowest posible amount preparatory SERVICE based uponmore than fifty yearsof conservative banking is placed at the disposal of responsible firmsand individuals by theFirst National Bank ofChicago. Organized in1863 with a capital of $205,000,the bank today has capital andsurplus of $22,000,000. Itsdeposits have grown from$273,000 in October, 1863, to$193,297,000 at the end of1917.Under its divisional organization depositors are classifiedaccording to their line of business and receive the close,prompt and personal attentionof officers who are specialistsin the financial needs of specific lines.Calls or correspondence areinvited from those desiringcomplete, convenient and satisfactory financial service.The First NationalBank of ChicagoCharter No. 8James B. Forgan, Frank 0. Wetmore,Chairman of the Board PresidentUNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE 109for the hikes into Germany, for "occupation." We marched five days and on reaching the Moselle river at this point stoppedfor a rest and to allow the Boches to getto the Rhine. Here we have struck civilization again and are located in nice cleanbillets, with beds, electric lights, warmrooms, etc., and we hardly know how to act.Seems funny to even take off all yourclothes at night, to say nothing of sleepingall night "between sheets." We shall probably start along again about day after tomorrow, our ultimate destination beingCoblentz, of course, although our next stopwill very likely be the city of Luxembourgor possibly Treves, across the line in Germany.Here the people are exceedingly friendlyand hospitable. Many of them can talk butlittle French, but, of course, after 50 yearsof German rule and colonization that is notbe wondered at There are, of course, alarge number of Germans and German sympathizers, but they keep in the background.French, American and allied flags are veryextensively displayed. How we shall betreated across the German line is, of course,some problem; possibly it will be only toleration, but I presume we may possibly encounter more or less hostility, though Idon't imagine it will go far. They have, Ibelieve, had enough of war in Germany andare doubtless delighted at the cessation of hostilities, even though it has been on account of their defeat.Presume most of our families were wishing yesterday that we might have a chanceto enjoy a good Thanksgiving dinner, but,contrary to what we had expected a weekor so ago, we fared mighty well, both officers and enlisted men. I managed to buysome geese from a farmer near town, and,with roast goose and dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, doughnuts, chocolatecake and coffee, we men of the companywere more than satisfied. All of us officerswent out to the house of the same farmerwe bought the geese from and his wifeserved us a wonderful meal. We had (1)soup, (2) roast beef, fried potatoes, peas,carrots, (3) roast duck and roast goose andsalad, (4) apple tart and coffee, the numbers representing courses. With the wholedinner Riesling was served and at the enda cordial. The man of the house is ofFrench descent, but was forced to serve inthe German army and he and his wife hadmany interesting stories to tell us abotittheir experiences.We are wondering now how long weshall have to stay at Coblentz or in its vicinity, and whether, when we leave, we shallbe sent directly home or shall come backto France to wait development. Can't gethome too soon to suit me.THREE THINGS YOU WILL DO—1. Read it straight through, with keenest interest.2. Always keep it conspicuous ou your library-table, as it is a book youwill be proud to show to your friends.3. Frequently enjoy its many beautiful views of our famous quadrangles.History of the University of ChicagoBy Dr. T. W. GOODSPEEDThe regular price is $3.00. Subscribers only may obtain it for $1.50.(With subscription to the Magazine, after January 1, 1919, $3.50.)Only 109 copies left at this offer. (The last notice sold 11.)P. S. Why not send one as a birth-day or other gift to a "Chicago"friend? You could not please better.ADDRESS: ALUMNI OFFICE, BOX 9, FACULTY EXCHANGETHE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEYou will be interested—To know that the newCHICAGO HERALD-EXAMINERis a morning newspaperwhich has successfully combined and now offers all theexcellent news and specialfeatures that were formerlycharacteristic of separateleading papers. The resultwill prove decidedly to youradvantage.THE CHICAGO HERALD-EXAMINERNew Books from the PressReligious EducationThe present awakening in religious education dates back more than twenty years,and counts as one of its chief sources, theenergy and varied activities as well as theprofound interest of William Rainey Harper, first President of the University ofChicago. To him and to his colleague, Ernest D. Burton, of the New Testament Department, we owe the plans for theproduction of a series of text-books, TheConstructive Studies, which gives to religious education in the Sunday School andelsewhere the same serious and dignifiedcharacter as has so long been a recognizedstandard of the day school.Leaders of religious education in manyquarters are formulating general principlesand conducting specific experiments in accordance with them. Thousands of the rankand file of Sunday School teachers and superintendents are ready to incorporate inthe work of their own schools the favorableresults of these experimentsHandbooks of Ethics and ReligionHandbooks of Ethics and Religion is a-cries of text and reference books for theuse of college classes and for general read ing. The subjects have been selected andarranged in logical and progressive order,providing work for the four college years,and the best college teachers have been secured to prepare the volumes, of whichthere are now five.Religious themes once held the chief placein the curriculum of the college, and themajority of college bred men went into theministry. The rapid expansion of scientificand literary studies brought a reactionwhich involved the gradual omission ofbiblical and religious subjects as educationaltasks, and sent the vast majority of collegebred men and women into fields of generalhistory, literature and science.Now again in colleges and universitiesattention is turning with new emphasis tothe scientific study of the Bible and thehistorical and philosophical study of religion as essential elements in a collegeeducation,To meet the need of college students, anew type of textbook is required, more dignified than those available until recently.College textbooks must of necessity represent a scholarship as exact and as modernin the field of religion as that required inother subjects. Speculation must not beUNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE UlllllilttlUlllHililllHg Woxh to ttje gttamm©his is an age of bemocracp.3ft is an age, too, tohen thinning people are standing bpinstitutions that habe probeb themselbes staunch supporters of intelligent bemocratic principles.©he Chicago American — a great ebening netospaper —has altoaps been such an institution. 3t inbites pourCo-operation in the toorfe of betnocracp it is constantlyseeking to abbance.®fje Cfncago American3«iiiiihiiiiiiiiiimrepresented as a fact, nor theological doctrines as immovable laws. The editors ofthe University of Chicago Publications inReligious Education are now ready to include in their studies for various differentgroups a new series which shall serve twopurposes: as textbooks in the college, university and theological seminary classroom,and as reading for those ministers and intelligent laymen who are interested in modern theological and religious study.■ The Constructive Studies"The Constructive Studies" — A series ofgraded textbooks, including biblical andethical subjects, arranged to cover all gradesfrom the kindergarten to adult years —thirty volumes, well bound, clearly printed,handsomely illustrated, now ready; severalothers in preparation.This series now numbers thirty volumes,ranging from the kindergarten to adultclasses. They are well bound, clearlyprinted, and handsomely illustrated, and areused in Sunday Schools representing manyProtestant denominations, as the basis of acomplete curriculum or as individual textsin certain classes.Outline Bible-Study Courses"Outline Bible-Study Courses" constitutea continually increasing series of extension courses in religious subjects for persona!study or for classes. All of these coursesare prepared on the basis of modern scholarship, using only the Bible as a textbook,yet are free from disputations or theological questions.Principles and Methods of ReligiousEducation"Principles and Methods of Religious Education" is a series of handbooks recordingpractical and successful experiments by menfamiliar with the scientific principles of religious education. Eight volumes are nowready, convenient in form, inexpensive.popular in presentation, treating of subjectsof vital interest. They are invaluable to allwho are engaged in religious education.The Editors of These Important BooksIn view of the increasing responsibilitiesof editorship, in connection with these different series, a group of three men in theLTniversity of Chicago now share in thework: Ernest D. Burton, Head of the Department of New Testament and EarlyChristian Literature; Shailer MathewsDean of the Divinity School, and TheodoreG. Soares, Professor of Homiletics and Religious Education and Head of the Department of Practical Theology.THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEROBERT MORSS LOVETTOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGOHAS ASSUMED THE EDITORSHIP OFTHE DIAL(A FORTNIGHTLY JOURNAL OF LIT^ERATURE AND RECONSTRUCTION)1*1 THE DIAL has become one of theleading liberal journals in America.Reconstruction, the Peace Conference,Russia are presenting problems of incalculable importance. 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