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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Official Newspaper at the University
of Michigan..
Published every morning except Mon-
day throughout the school year.
Entered at the Post Office at Ann Ar-
bor, Michigan, under Act of Con-
gress of March 3, 1879.
MANAGING EDITO.
Walter I. Towers.
BUSINESS MANAGER
Albert B. Dilley
Editors.
News Editor.......Harry Z. Fols
Assistant ..:..........Frank Pennell
Athletic Editor........Karl Matthews
Assistant ... .....C. . Eldredge
Music and Drama ....Earl V. Moore
Intercollegiate News Harold G. McGee
Files ................Emmett Taylor
Editorials. .
Arthur B. Moehlman Frank E. Shaw
Edward G. Kemp Maurice Myers
Night Editors.
Maurice Toulme Mack Ryan
Wallace Weber C. Harold Hippler
H. Beach Carpenter Robert Gillett
Reporters.
John Townley Morris Houser
J. Selig Yellen Fred B. Foulk
Hal C. Talimadge J. V. Sweeney
Morris Milligan Leonard M. Rieser
Morton R. Hunter Russell H. Neilson
Chester J. Morse David D. Hunting
Frank Murphy ......Mark H. Finley
BUSINESS STAFF.
Assistant to Mgr. ..Joseph Fouchard
Advertising Mgr ... Elmer P. Grierson
Circulation Mgr.....E. Ray Johnson
Asst. Adv. Mgr.....A. R. Johnson, Jr.
Edgar L. Jaffa ...... W. T. Hollands
W. J. Wetterau. J. 1. Lippincott
Emerson Smith
Want Ad Stations
Press Building; Quarry's Pharmacy;
The University Pharmacy, 1219 S.
University; Van Doren's Pharmacy,
on Packard Street; The Brown Drug
Store, Main Street. Leave ads at
these stations before 8:30 p. m. for
next morning's issue.
Subscription price: By carrier, $2.60;
By mail, $3.00.
OFFICES: Ann Arbor Press Building,
Maynard Street.
OFFICE HOURS: Managing Editor,
1-2 p. i., 10:30-11 :30 p. i.; Bu-
iness Manager, 1-5 p. m..
Both Phones 9W@.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1912.
Night Editor-Maurice Toulme.
There will be a staff meeting in the
offices at 1 p. m. today. All members
of the Trws staff must be present.
Popular Intefest in the Council..
The exceedingly able and excellent
communication which was published
in yesterday's issue issue of The Mich-
igan Daily is worthy of careful atten-
tion. With the general propositions
laid down by the 'writer we heartily
agree. Self government is something
inherent in American institution and
in which every American is interested.
We believe in the Student Council as
a means of self government and stu-
dent self control. Such is its purpose.
Such should be its accomplishments.
However, the fact remains that the
Council is not accomplishing all that
might be hoped for an institution of
this kind. Something is wrong. Some-
thing should be remedied. Those who

have been about the campus for more
years than they care to tell about have
seen the Council decline in influence
and in power. The fault may be with
the student body, but if it is with the
student body there is a reason for it
and it is for that reason that we seek.
The Council is, in our judgment, get-
ting too far away from the university
body. It needs to have attention call-
ed to it for its own good. Interest in
it needs to be aroused and this cannot
be accomplished by the abstract state-
ment of noble principles of uplift or
admonitiong to bow down and respect
the mighty.
The Student Council can secure the
attention and respect of the student
body only by considering matters for
the good of the.university. It cannot,
however, expect the student body to be
interested in its actions or to respect
its decisions in public matters unless
the students have an opportunity to
see for themselves what is being done,
upon what considerations action is
being taken and what are the purpos-
es and proposed applications of the
measure. True the Council must have
the co-operation of the student body
but we fail to see how the students
can be expected to co-operate unless
the Council gives them a chance to
find out what it is all about and makes
them feel that it is their affair. There-
fore we believe in open doors and open
sessions. A body which persistently
lurks in darkness cannot expect to
have unbounded confidence.
The Michigan Daily has not "ridicul-
- ed the Council in nursery rhyme" be-
cause it devoted a surplus of a gener-
al fund to its general purposes. It
"ridiculed" the persistent secrecy in
regard to all affairs. Now the books
of the Council relative to the public
finances are open. So much has been
accomplished and we believe that the
Council is the better off for it. I un-
doubtedly would be pleasanter it The
Michigan Daily would mildly suggest
in toothless rhetoric. It wouldn't in-
duce blasphemy on the part of the
Councilmen. Neither would it pro-
duce results. For five years The
Michigan Daily has believed that the
university public wanted to know what
the Council was doing, if anything.
For five years it has believed that the
university should have a student gov-
erning body, and a strong oi~e. It has
believed that the body could not be
strong without the openness and
frankness necessary to secure hearty
co-operation. It has said so, more or
less persistently. There have been no
results. Neither has the Council
grown nor prospered.
Today we believe that public interest
in the Council, and its work must be
aroused or the Council will die. Our
purpose is to assist in arousing that
interest. We agree with our com-.,
municant as to the ncessity of popu-
lar co-operation but we disagree with
him as to the methods by which it can
be accomplished.
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