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Business Monager-C. E. WNsTEAD.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1908.
MICHIGAN DAILY NOTCE' BQX.
The attention of students and facstty
is called to The Michigan Daily notice
boxes recently placed in University Hall,
the Library, and the Ne Engineering
building. Items of University news, no-t
tices of meetings, etc.,msny be placed in
the boxes during the day, and will be
collected at 5:30 each eve-sing.. Sug-
gestions as to news stories t'il be wel-
come. All advertising matte, however,
must be brought to the:oc ghe-
We cannot comment too faorably
upon the proposal of residentigl halls
for the girls of the University,-which is
to be discussed today in the mass meet-
ing in Barbour gymnasium. There is
no question to our mind that the resi
dential system here .at Michigan boths
for men and women, is bad; bad not in
that it engenders any more serious posi-
tive evils than frequent strained reta-
tions with the Ann Arbor -landady, Out
bad in the absolute paucity of social life.
for which it is responsible. One cannot
become closely intimate in the kind of
friendship that it worth while, and that
when all is said will be the most pre-
cious possession after college is done,
without having closer relations than it
is possible to have with the mere casual
acquaintance of the class-room or the
boarding-house. For the average man,
and for the average woman, early ac-
quaiutances are almiost invariably mat-
ters of accident, and when they have ar-
rived at a better perspective of the feld
from which they may choose their
friends, they find that they are too busy
apd. that the fates have not beep propi-
ious in ;lacing them within reachirt
distoe. of.the. acquaintances.tliey fain
would'-cvltivate. It-is absurd that one's
spare time should necessarily be monopo-
lized by a small group of person with
whom he .happens to be thrown because
they have taken rooms in the same
house. and who in a majority of cases
are apt to be misfits. We condemn the
present system then, because it brings
people together, not by any rational
principle of selection but by accident
pure and simple, that it compells the
waste, of the spare time which could and
shotild be used in the most valuable sort
of say in the cementing of friendships,
andtthat it makes the cultivation of these
friendships doubly difficult. The average
student, we believe, outside of the fra-
ternity and sorority houses, -is lonely
and homesick for friends; and if under
the spur of necessity lie accepts a poor
imitation of the kind of friends for
whom. he longs, what is to blame but
the-residential system which hedges hint
about and limits his environment?
The residential hall ought undoubt-
edly- to be a vast improvement. With
a larger number of habitants from whon
to choose one would have better oppor-
tunities for selecting the right sort of
acquaintasces eo might in time ripe"
into lifelong friends. The opportunities
for social intercourse and the cultivation
of these friendships would be mitch
larger. Then, too, the halls would eacht
acquire individual chaaracteristics which
would often attract students of similar
mould and ideals and thus ucosciorisly
perform the office of selection whicht
ech individual .at least for the first
htalf or three-fourths of his or her col-
b ge course finds so difficult to perform
Thus briefly and insufficiently we take
our fling at the system. Volumesmight
be written in condemning it. We regard
it as the source of most of the disorgani-
zation of the University, of the lack of
types and of group ideals, of the sense
of a social longing ttsatisfied with whicht
the average senior leaves his alta mater.
The burden is no less heavy upon the
girls than upon the men of this insti-
tution; they are both, equally. affected,
although Barbour gymnasium and the
delightfully incessant activities of the
Woman's League serve soitewhat to
mitigate it for the girls.
It will not do to ask in despair, "Well,
what is to be done ?" The girls see
plainly that the first thing to be done
is to talk it over, and to estimate the
possibilities. There is perhaps no possi-
bility of securing residential halls at
least in the immediate future through
the use of University funds. But we
cat see no reason why the erection of
such halls should not be in the highest
degree profitable for private capital, nor
why energetic workers could not in
time so interest private capital as to
set this movement for a residence re-
form in Ann Arbor on its feet.
"And Solomon in all his glory was
not arrayed like one of these"-Michi-
genda chorus girls.
Even itet ench coleccpasof
the middle ga s, - - ct4 mate rs' r
'soaked" by the WSt ts-Sose conso N
latio for those i'p s"'who re n
- - -- Ready
The Majestic theater will. be .reopened For all departments of the University,
Monday night. Teh management has -
arranged for attractions direct from We have a large stock of
New York and Chicago and promises S HAND
that only first-class productions will be SECON A BOOKS
presented from now on.
SEATS FORTONIGHT. Gt Our Prices on
Owing to the fact that many Detroit Drafting Instruuients
p ple have obtaited seats through Ann
A bor friends and therefore do not de- and Supplies
site seats in the special section reserved_- -
for them Friday night, a number of
these seats will be placed ot sal at All kinds of Second-Hand Books
2:30 this afternoott at Wahr's State taken in exchange for cash.
The attention of students and others
who desire to obtain seats for Detroit
friends, as yet tnprovided for, is called An R"
to tis sale.
ADVERTISED LETTER. University Bookstore
Feb. a6; squ, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Anchorman Mandy, Burton Mr Al H,
Chapin Mr Louis 0, Davison G J,
Dourollard Mr Ross, Eastland Mr. SOME NEW CREATIONS
Charles N, Easton Mr Morace, Hall L
B, Kitchen Mr Russell, Lindbeck Mr IN
V S, Nottingham J B, Orr Mr Chester,
Rastus, Rennie Miss Flossie Sherman P IL L O
Mrs Sarah, Sherer George, White Mrs
Drops: Adams Philip, Gash Joseph, C E
McCartney MN Mary, P'atterson C J.
Foreign: Churih MissSiusie, East
land Chas i (2), Gibbons Mrs B, AND
Murphy Miss Kate.
H. G. Prettyman, P. M.
Some people say the Michigenda music B N NE R S
is better ot the piano than in the chorus
at the Whitney. Send "Love's Gifts"
home to "sister." Tubes free at Root's. (The neatest thing ever
- Spring styles in neckwear, hosiery and
gloves, on sale by Allen, Main St. 5-10-
See. Henning & Koch's new full line j N D O W
of Michigan-fobs, pins and spoons. 113
East Liberty St. cod PROTOGRAPHER
Fraternity House " for Rent-Large
house suitable for fraternity or club, on
North Division street; inspection invit- BAILEY &1. EDMUNDS
ed. Dr. A. J. Hall, Laurence Bldg., $
corner Fourth avenie and Ann street.
Bell pone 758.- eo 12 EASr LIBERTY STREET
Alarm clocks warranted for one year,
$t.oo. Haler's Jewelry Store, s26 S. A LONG FELT WANT FILLED
Main street. -od For years past all breakages of
eye glass and spectacle lenses
Michigenda songs at Root's Music necessitated sending to a city to
House. Come in and hear the hits have the lens replaced causing, a
played on the piano. Mailing tubes may delay of two days. An outfit for
be addressed, stamped and mailed at the grinding lenses has been installed
counter. 8-9 in the optical deptarment of
Arnold's Jewelry Store
Since 1858 we have made Watch Re- 220 South Main street
pairing one of our strongest features. Enabling them to give quick ser-
Haller's Jewely Store, 216 S. Main vice. Surely this will be appre.
streete od ciated by students.
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be ,tubents' lecture Resociation
Seaon of 1907-8
Feb. 28, Leland T. Powers
Mar. 13, Opie Reed
Mar. 20,Oratorical Contest
Apr. 6, Dr. Brander Matthews
April 30. HON. JOAN A. JOHNSON, Governor of
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