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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1917.
DENY THEY WED TO BE UK Men Seeking Marriage Licenses Say They Will Fight LOVE RULES, IS EXPLANATION Krides-tO'Be Say Their Sweethearts Must Do Duty "Unmarried men drat:” Thin la the conscription cry. the cry that echoes the boom of cannon, (he rattle of musketry, and bring* to the mind visions of the bodies of loved ones lying in trenches or No Man’s Ijand Hut it It the cry which has sent an unprecedented rush of young men to the marriage license counter In the county clerk's office —men who hope to avoid military service by figuratively hiding behind the skirts of the woman who Is willing to take life's greatest step with them? The question cannot be answered positively, for the hearts of men and women do not answer frankly In such times as these. Affairs of the heart are aacred to those who feel them most keenly The young men insist they are patriotic, the young women insist as strongly that ihey would not marry the men of their choice if they suspected their prospective husbands were taking •he atep to escape army or navy ser rice Yet the rush on the counter of the marriage license clerk continues. On Monday 170 licenses were issued, on Tuesday 144. and on W ednesday 157. • And It la a fact that the majority of the applicants are men under 26 years of age men who, unmarried, would be among the first called if conscription were enforced. Stand at the marriage license desk for a few hours In the morning dur ing these days of world war You will see young men of all classes; white-fingered persons who look as If they had stepped out of the style posters published by the makers of ready-to-wear clothing men of the factories, with calloused hands All are serious. Ihe gentle jeering which usually accompanies H*r tsrusnee of the license ts Htmi- Joseph Pirarnat, win* .tore# clerks who write out the documents, is eager to know whether or not these men wish to avoid serving in the Oral army that is to be raised under (he government's new war plan. •"Don't want to fight?*’ he aug grata "Yes. m light,” is one reply that Ir repeated many times. ”1 Intended lo gat married, tho. but I'm going to enlist, even If I are married. Yes, maybe the single men will have to go first, but I II go just the same.” And in more than one Instance a young woman accompanying the ap plicant has volunteered the state meat that she wouldn’t be in the nfllce if she thought for a minute that her husband was getting mar ried so he could stay out of war. A few of the men who are about to take unto themselves a life mate have frankly admitted that the ap ple of their eye had forced them to an early marriage ‘*Beems as tho some women would sooner have a husband at the front than a sweetheart,” com mented Pllarskl. "I don’t know why—because I’m a man.* No one could have saJd that Ed win Meeker applied for a license to escape service. Young Hecker is a grandson of Col Prank J. Heck er. He came Into the office attir ed in the uniform of the Detroit Naval militia He leaves tomorrow for the Atlantic roast to go into fed eral service His bride-to-be is Miss Helene Woodward A report that the Issuance of mar rlage licenses would be stopped threw fear into the hearts of scores of persons who were contemplating matrimony No less than 40 per sons called on County Clerk Oak man to learn If the rumor had vfe immediate pd permanent relief from eczema 1 prescribe Resinol “If you want to txp*rim*nt, try mnr of those things you talk about. But if yau ratify want that Itching stopped and yoor akin healed, get a jar of Resinol Ointment. We doctors have been pre scribing /Aar ever since too were a small hoy, so we know what ft will do.” SartnH Otat»»nt 1* an Marty taaK<Ytlnr»H that It »»«4 •« mswmml nrf»cf« v"Sn«t attractiag ■•fc* attMtin*. Snl4 Sr •! I*< <*«r »W. foundation. He told them he knew nothing about it. Deputy County Clerk George Hum bert, who is a Justice of the peace In Dearborn, performs most of the marriages to the county building. He says that marriages are fewer in comparison with the number of licenses than In previous weeks. '*l think they're holding the li censes as a protection,'* he declared, “because so many are getting them without making use of them " WILL TEACH MEN TO SHOOT RIFLES Marine Corps Bark of Gun Club Being Organized To Train Marksmen Hcrgt Joseph L. Wedge, attached to the local recruiting office of the marine corps, la organising a civil ian rifle club to coach . men in the use of military firearms . He has called a meeting to be held in the Marine Corps recruiting office at No. 22 Monroe ava.. neit Tues day evening at 7:30 o’clock. All Detroit men who would like to familiarise themselves with the use of military flreaims are invited to be present and become charter members of the club. Membership will not involve any pledge to per f< rtn military service, it will sim ply equip men to be able to shoot straight and make them more etfl clent In the event they do decide to go to war The name of the club will be ■'Semper Fidelia Rifle club." The two lattn words constitute the mot to of the marines Members of the club will be coached by the marines who ire expert marksmen. They will be aided by former marines who were members of champion rifle teams Alrwady several policemen have signified their intention of joining. These officers will be coached In re volver shooting and will use their regulation police weapons. The club plans to use the rifle range of the National Guard for practice and for indoor training It will use the gymmu-ium of the Y M. C A. The war department will furnish nienilier* withs part of the ammunition and anything in excess of the amount offered will he sup plied at cost to the members MARRIED MEN MUSTERED OUT Guard Officers Told To Dis charge All With De pendent!* NEW VORfc April II -Orders were received At nation*/ gu/ia headquarters here from the war de partment today that guardamen havtrflt dependents are to be dis charged from service “whether they wiah the discharge or not.” The word "dependents,” the order declared, means only wife, children or dependent mother, and rareful investigation before dlarharge will take place to prevent slackers from escaping service by this means. The order follows: “The secretary of war authorises the discharge of all enlisted men of the national guard who have fam ilies dependent upon them, mem bers of which would, while soldiers in federsl service, he entitled to the comforts provided by the act of congress, approved Aug 29. 1916, whether they desire to be discharg ed or not.” Guard officers declared this would decrease New York’s quota of guardsmen by 5 to 10 per cent. Prlallar—lk* west kin#— Chat k Hrkt—rt»« Job n„f —Mala 4*9* For lafcnt. In, .N4. .»4 Orowln, VW Ortalaal F—A-PrUU Tm Ail Ag—» 1 gibtuuu* Cm* YOU Hum Mm. Your Valuables Protected In your absence from the city during the sum mer, silver, jewels and other valuables should be placed in a safety deposit vai^lt. We accord you every facility for safeguard ing your possessions. '■Mr nrycill N«m |4 per (Mmt. StMirrM Ware Tk«a sns.ses.eee Branch Offices test « aeS ware IMM OraaS Rita, lira J«Srr«» a , 4*7 l.ratlet. IST* Fearteeatk. Ilk Mtrklsaa. RraaSway aaS W Itkereli, tvs »Ml»ari DIME SAVINGS BANK ?*ri md OtmdM tali coms*vATum wt aw> xnrpmfr HEED MMY AMBULANCE COMPANIES Red Cross Figuring On Basis of 60,000 State Troops SCHMIDT GIFT IS GREAT IMPETUS S. Le Roy Postlethwait, Noted Pastor, Aids In Work Here "It Is to be hoped that the splen did example of Carl & Schmidt will be followed by considerable dona tions from other persons who may wish to provide an additional base hospital or equip ambulance com panies or sanitary detachments,” said Joseph B. Schlotman, acting chairman of the Detroit chapter of the Red Cross. "An ambulance company may be equipped at a cost of approximately SII,OOO, and |4,<mhi will provide for a sanitary detach ment. ■‘Whether Detroit shall endeavor to equip an additional base hospital will depend upon the generosity of our cilixens In responding lo the ap peal for special contributions. Mr Schmidt's generous donation does not preclude a continuation of our effort to raise 150,000. The campaign in this direction will continue “Each base hospital needs more thsn one ambulance company. Sixty thousand Michigan troops are coni Ing out. without a doubt. We need as many ambulance companies as will satisfy the needs of such a body of troops. Michigan, more parilcu larly Detroit, will be the natural leader In the development of ambu lance companies, and if Detroit will take the leadership In this branch of service, it will be rendering its greatest and most logical assistance to the fighting forces of the country. The same may be said to apply in a general way to the number of sanl tary detachments advisable to be or ganited. “It is also desirable th.it a suffi cient fund t>e raised for the relief of families of soldiers and i-ailora to meet promptly such emergencies as may arise pending state and ns (tonal action In this direction.” S. l**roy Postlethwait. former pas tel of the ■■Brethren church lohn*town F’a , said to le> the larg est c-hurch structure in America and ft-t <!*•> * V” % I zh tions In Pennsylvania, arrived Yin Detroit Wednesday to Join ivtrolt forres In the Red Cross rsmpaign for members and money. Mr Postel thwalt resigned his pastorate to be come identified with the national bureau of membership extension of the American National Red Cross. Mr. Postlethwait will remain in Detroit until the close of she local campaign and will assist also in the state-wide Red Cross movement. He addressed the Vortex club In the Cadillac hotel. Wednesday noon Mr. Postlethwait has neen in touch with Red Cross work since 1907. and closely connected with the national work for the last year. His <le« is ion to leave his s3o*> 0 church house was acted upon last Thursday In the quarterly conference of the United Brethren In Johnstown. In the Interests of the campaign C. B. I*>ngley will address the em ployes of Grtnnell brothers at 5 30 o’clock, and J. J. Zimmer will speak In the Ernest Kern department store at the same hour. Louis Cohn DETROIT TIMES OLD GLORY NOW FLIES HIGH ABOVE TRENCHES PARIS, April 12.—The American uniform and the Stars and Stripes will soon be seen in action on the French front. The war office today decided that the Lafayette air squad ron, composed almost exclusively of American aviators, in the future will be permitted to wear the American army uniform. On their aeroplanes will be painted the American flajf. will address the employes of the t* L. Bird 4 Sons company at A o’clock and G R Robertson, at 6:30 o'clock, will speak to the basketball men ot Palestine lodge, P. A A. M , In Pal est me lodge house In a meeting of the Independent Retail Cigar Deal era, in the Hotel Cadillac, at 7:30 o’clock. T. W Atkinson will be the speaker. Before the E. J. Hickey store is opened for business Thursday morn Ing Percy J. Donovan will addresc the employes. In the afternoon, at 5:30 o’clock, the wholesale druggists and rhetuista of the city will be ad dressed by Byres H Oltchell and R L. Postlethwait In the Board of Commerce auditorium. Clarence O Hill will speak to Ashlar lodge. F A A M., at 6 30 o’clock. In the Ms sonic temple, and other speakers will g>i to Canton Diamond temple. I. O O. F at 3 o’clock Mias Phtn ney's Bible clasa. which meets In the home, No. 107 Uolllngwood-ave.. Thursday evening, will have a Red Cross campaign speaker at 7 o’clock Yes, It*s Really True, “Gu«” Schantzlss6; Y ou*d Never Guess It If you happen to look at hint this afternoon in Navln Held, you prob ably never would a guessed it. But It's the truth. A. A. flehants, vice president and general manager of the Detroit £ Cleveland Naviga tion company, was 66 years of age Tuesday. His offices were filled with flow ers and messages of congratula tions. Outside of managing the great steamship line, Mr. Bchantx also finds time to be a Are com missioner and an active figure In numerous lines of outdoor sporting activities. Woman Dtes of Burna. Mrs. Mary Markey, 60. No. 201 Martin st., died in Solvay hosplrid W ednesday. from bums suffered Tuesday, when her clothes caught fire while she was trying to light a fire In a stove in the home of Mrs. Simon O’Shea, a relative living at No. 194 Ferndale ave , for whom she was keeping house during her sb sen re A roomer, attracted to tl,e kitchen by the smell of smoke, found Mrs. Markey unconscious on the floor It Is believed the match with which she mss lighting the life fell on tf»e floor ami. Htirmng trimo VA»d. ignited her clothing CENSORSHIP VEILS FLEET Tars Tan Send Only Printed Post Cards Ashore NEW YORK. April 11—The rigid form of censorship now In force on battleships of the Amer ican fleet was revealed In a print ed postal card received at the ma rine corps puuilcity headquarter* here today. The only form of communication permitted is by these printed cards. >arr\tng various messages on the back, the writer marking out all but the sentences he wishes to use. The writer, a marine on board the Delaware, said: "I am quite well. I have received no letter from you lately.” PH.tl.r—«kr plain seat ktntk-ikS to Hiht-Tia,. Job Dept—-Mate 489% Special Notice! Today was the last day of our great sale which started just a week ago today. The great clear ance has been effected and now our store will l>e Closed Thursday and Friday w in order that we may get our “house” in order, | jret our newly arrived stock unpacked, marked and fc on the shelving in the different departments, so that f we can Open Saturday Morning with Detroit’s newest, largest and most complete stock of Footwear for Men, Women and Children. It will bes Footwear Myle-show beyond com pare ! And you are Invited to be present and ~ u.ake your selections! 18.1-185 Woodward Avenue a Teeth Extracted Without Pain! ~v—' That's right —absolutely right! The peerless Dentists use a treatment that posi tively removes all sense of pain the operation is performed In a thoroughly workmanlike manner— and we positively guarantee satisfaction. Os course you cannot be blamed for having a little fear because you may have been fooled by previous experiences elsewhere, but here's the way we "cure" folks of their fear: Come in and have the tooth —or teeth extracted the Peerless way. After the work Is done—if you have suffered any pain during the operation —don't pay us a cent! Fair —Isn’t it? Please Come in the Morning If You Can Peerless Painless Dentists 69 Woodward Corner of Jefferaon. OPPOSES PRINTING CONTRACTS Edward Frenadorf Favors Dividing Work Among Institutions WOULD EFFECT GREAT SAVING Edward Frensdorf, chairman of the board of control of Mlchlgar'r ■tat* prison at Jackaon, who wrss in Detroit Wednesday ballwves that a great saving could be made ->n state printing If It were divided up among state Institutions rather than parceled oat on contracts. “A batch of legislation has be. n paased so far thla year that calls for expenditures and extravagances of all kinds, yet nothing has be.n done toward introducing bills that might effect much needed econo mies In Michigan. Why not try saving some of the people's money’ "If we were able to apportion the state prtnttng among state lnstltu tlona, the latter could be made self sustaining and profitable to the state instead of burden* and sinking boles for money. “I have been working for years to hava this done, but a formidable array of talent representing the printing contractors, are always on hnnd to rout any move In this dl notion. "ITHlform text books for the schools has been another matter I have been urging for a number of years and until It Is adopted par ents will be obliged to spend gre.it sums each year for books. Uniform te«t books would mean a aavlng cf from 400 to 500 per cent to parents. "It Is quite natural that opposi tion to these two things should de More Power at Less Cost Both Series "18” Studeb&ker FOUR and B#ri#s "18" Studeb.iker SIX are noted for their great power, and especially their great power in ratio to their vary low consumption of gasoline. It has taken Studebaker four years to improve, refine and perfect the wonderful Studebaker motor. It has been solved through the experience of 280.000 cars in the hands of owners. It Is only through an evolution like this, that perfection of power in ratio to fuel consumption can possibly be developed. There are no secret proceaaes no basic patents ; no features of design that are unknown or prohtmltad by patents. The Engineer can uae what ha wlahea, but he can only know how to use the bast features by continually Improving, refining and perfecting— through the experience of a motor In actual sarvlea This la why Btudebaker can truthfully claim that the design of Its motor is unsurpassed in simplicity, accessibility snd power. By the refinement of rwelpm eating parts, vibration has been reduced to an almost unobservable minimum. The bearing areas of the motor have beea enlarged and increased, giving creator durability, more strength, still further insuring smooth, vibration! oaa operation. But you cannot appreciate the splendid POWEft of the Studebaker car until you TRY it. 40 H P„ 7-Passenger FOUR 8 M* 50 H P.. 7 Passenger BIX 1250 f Prices F. O. B. Detroit t ...».‘1 STUDEBAKER 513 WOODWARD CAOIU AC 40g CARUSO CARUSO! H< mtkii m Record* forth* VKTORCa 3 *< xHuirircty. Symphony —For salt kqr J Victor d««fer« mentioned Seat Subscriptions Being Received by ALL VICTOR DEALERS For The CARUSO CONCERT at the Terminal Auditorium, Toledo THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 3RD Make reservations at onre. The demand for seats will lie very great. They can l>e reserved only through Victor dealers. For the convenience of the many who will attend from this City, arrangements have lieen made for spe cial tram over the M. C. 11. R., leaving at 7 o’clock p. m. t Detroit time, and returning at close of concert. Prices, $1.50, $2, $3, $4 and $5 No Telephone Orders Taken Mail Check With Order to 57 59 Monroe Ave.—2945 Woodward Ava. Headquarters—243-247 Woodward Ave. Or Any of the Following Victor Dealers Cable Piano Cos., 218 Woodward Avt, Crowley, Milner & Cos., Gratiot and Farmer Sts. Henry S. Doran Cos., 45 Michigan Ave. J. 11. Coldherg, 187 Gratiot Ave. J. L. Hudson Cos.. 190 Woodward Ava. Wm. E. Metzger Cos., 503 Woodward Ave Thos. MrCuigan Piano Cos.. 1229 Grat.ot Ave v eiop it is»mu a great l*Wr n§§|§ -'i corpora’ * merest* •1 i< ' our state printing Hl’ line# and to fight '!* «■§B|| -on book sad the state"’ VH Mr Frensdorf says that nery at -he state pnsoa (M» flHS|| have a surplus la adfrjHH 1200..t00 "last ve H r it sold |!tl 00# «MMB h* *ald However we t"t set w vather < bdttioas Wti9BJ| y im.'ifrrr »ith our bag§'.3^^^B plt.n« this war sag|g|H| ' i-i; the screen to psratit . r.iti..nn and railroad* t* mRH ,»croe* legislation to rob fMf t||H payers'* crimis* —(kt state wear Mngs^EHHn t» H s aln Jab Dev*—State J. W. Nowickl. 1588 Michigan Ava. People's Outfitting Ca, 48 Michigan Ava. Max Keirh. 970 Michigan Ava, Reid Drug Cos., A 1558 Gratiot Ava. Max Straaburg Cos., 1 74 Library Ava Henry Strub. I 2811 Michigan A vat. E. A. Trek man, 713 Gratia* Ava. PAGE 3