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December 10, 1911 - Image 2

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MICHIGAN DAIbY

IIIUGAN DAILY
ipec r at the IUniversity
Mifchigan.
"y morning except Mon-
out the school year. .
Post Office at Ann Ar-
mn, under Apt of Con-
,h 3, 1879.

FAVOR1S _C('NIB'S REFERENDUM.

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BER 10, 1 II.
eh ('-rplenter.
unite.
.re to be cong rat-
.ospect for a suc-
to the Pacific
r of pride that
were given the
uibs of other un-
e, and doubtless
ation to all of us
rtative Michigan
niversity near to
t southwest and
Alumni of that
strumentality o0

W1riter Criticises Attitude of Daily in
Rteference to tREProposed
System of Voting.
(Th'ie Dail,; zsumes no responsibility
for sentiments expressed in comn-
miunications.)
JEditor, Tlie Michigan Dily:-
It is evidlent 'that the Daily opposes
the referendum. It proposes that, in-
stead of giving the final decision on
campus issues into the hands of the
students, the latter merely be allowed
to express their sentIiments, the final
decision to rest with the so-called gov-
erniing bodies on. the campus. In other
words, the Daily advocates a petition
lan as a substitute for the referen-
:iuml.
That the referendum is an efficient
and' successful measure is shown by
.he fact that it is in existence today in
many parts of our country, and by the
fatct that it is endorsed by men of na-
tional repute. If the referendum is
(and it surely is) successful in, the va-
rious communities where education is
no more chan average, does it not seem
absurd to say that we, students of 'a
great university, wiiith the judgment
and discretion derived from our past
training and our present environment,
are incapable of exercising these priv-
ileges?
The petition plan proposed by the
Daily is presumed to be for the pur-1
pose of creating an interest in col-1
lege affairs. It is to be seriously doubt-
ed whether the plan would be success-
ful. Be that as it stay; it must be evi-
dent that the student., knowing that his
decision is to be final, in the referen-
dum, will exercise caution, and weigh
matters consider-, '.y; wh-lereas, in the
petition plan, realizing that he voices
but a plea, and not a command, hie willj
attach to his consideration the weight
which is to be expected from one who
knows his efforts are likely to be in
vain.
Our present system of "student self-
government" the Daily presumes to be
successful, and fears, that by the in~-
novation of the referendum, this sys-
tem would be upset. With respect to
its fear the Daily seems to have struck
the right chord. Under the present
system the student has no more power
in the University government than had
the individual in the colonies in 1776.
These individuals upset their system.
WNhat we want the referendum for is to
upset this so-called "successful sys-
tern." It ought to be upset, and upset
hard. 1913.

Pte tis tsrn

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hThe members of this organization
have nmuch to b~e thankful for. Their
rconnection with the University of
Michigan has enabledJ them in the past
to take ex.tended trips and be accorded
sumptuous entertainment at negligi-
ible expense to themselves. We should
accordingly expect to find in this or-
ganization a high degree of loyalty to
Michigan. They should thoroughly un-
derstand and remiembe r that they are
ilooked upon and criticised by all whom
they meet as representative of Mfichi-
gain manhood, ?Michigan spirit, and
Michigan ideals, If their conduct is
not commendable, it is a reflection on
Michigan. If they manifest either a.
,lack of sympathy with or ignorance of
the function and projects of the Union,
it will be taken by the alumni as an
index of average student attitude to-
ward the institution. They are thus
in a position of doing either immeas -
urable good or considerable harm -ito
the university.
Will not the men rise to their oppor-
tunity, acquaint themselves with con-
ditions here at home, and with the
extensive plans of the Union in par-
ticular, and be thus in a position to
tell the alumni (who are just at pres-
ent particularly anxious to know be-
cause of the Union's campaign for
funds) how greatly we need and hope
for their interest and cooperation, both
moral and financial?
Engineers Conduct Aill-'right Tests.
Three tests of 1~2 hours each have
been conducted on a refrigerating
plant by students taking course 9 in
mechanical engineering. The tests
were started Friday noon and lasted
until last night at midnight. The cool-
ing effect of this plant was tested by
the amount of steam it condensed, un-
der three different values of' suction
pressure.
IAlpha n Initiates dine 'New Memibers.
At the second initiation this semes-
ter, alpha Nu last night added nine
new men to its list of members, This
brings the total number of initiates
this year to over twenty-five.

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Dec. 10.--Miss Alice Hamilton Speaks1
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Dec. 11.-Henry J. Dotterweich in Fac-
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o'clock.
Dec. 11.-Junior Eng. Class Dinner at
Union.
Dec. 13.-Henry J. Hatfield, S. L. A.
Course.
Dec. 13-Forestry Club Smoker at Un-
ion.
Dec. 13-16.-"The Awakened Ramneses."
Dec. 16.-Senior Lit Dinner Dance.
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