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Led upo tils According to investigation by an en-
Sofficers are terprising "cub," the campus is found
i ouallycThis to be fairly swarming with all types
in the Army ofauthors, poets, and journalists.
official source Research shows that the curou
thing about the whole affair is that
these famous persons are going about
incognito during their college ca-
reers. The "cub" discovered that it
is not modesty but the fault of the
public.
I Files Record Authors

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Due to exceptionallynoor acoustics
and heating facilities, University Hall
will either be remodeled or changed
completely, according to a statement
of )the building and grounds commit-
tee. No definite plans will be drawn
up until next year's budget has been
prepared but in all probability the
old auditorium will be done away with
and class rooms take its place.
At present there are so few radia-
tors in the auditoriuithat it has been,
almost impossible to get the room

PURSUIT OF WORK AGREEABLE
TO INCLINATION OF STUDENT
URGED
Editor, The Michigan Daily:-

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The Michigan Union record cards at a comfortable temperature in time
tell part of the great mystery. A for an 8 o'clock class. In view of
great deal of information was uncov- the proposed changes nothing will be

But one thing I am certain of, that' FOR NATIONAL OBOA10
the results are not what they should
be. To me, at this time, the example Plans for the formation of
shown by Columbia unlversi y in of- Ial organization coposed of
fering its' students the opportunity toosity izatio clbtougoutd 1
show maturity and power by working lty ver clubs throughout
up some field of knowledge, appears try were discussed by the U
a splendid solution to the problem. o u
iLyhbi n t hAMi ChieaA aUnion.

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ered when the cards on whlch the
students had stold of newspaper and
literary experience were read over.
One student tells that he has written
many short stories. The only trou-
btie, however, was that he could not
get any of them published.
Another student writes that he has
had wide newspaper experience, and
he is familiar with everything about
a newspaper office. *But he goes on
to say that he himself can not do
much. It was his brother who was
the editor of the paper.
Literary I Certainlyl!
Still another would-be famous one
made the remark that he had written
a great many books. When asked
about his literary experience, he ad-
mitted that they were all bluebooks.
j Most all of the students have been
prominent- on high school publica-
tions. The recotds reveal that one
promising young man was in chargea
of his high schoolyear book and had
all the material ready, for, it when the
faculty deci ad not to have a year
book.
REPLACEMENT OF CITY HALL
URGED BY DETROIT OFFICIALS
Detroit, March 3.-Replacement of
the present city haJl with a building
of 20 stories to be used for both city
and county offices is being urged by
city and county officials here. The
cost of the proposed building is es-
timated, at $2000,000.

done to remedy conditions.

NEXT CHIMES ISSUE TO SHOW
FACULTY AND ALUMNI TALENT
Coming Number Will Be Increased in
Volume With Doubled Editorial
Staff
Faculty and alumni articles will
feature the next number ,of the
Chimes which will make its appear-
ance on about March 10 or 11. This
number will run from four to eight
pages larger than any previous one
and an added attraction will be forth-
coming in that the fiction will be Il-
lustrated.
The staff page will present an en-
tirely different apeparance, as the
editorial staff has been practically
doubled since the last number came
out.
There is particular demand at pres-
ent for more live student composi-
tion due to the. noticeable flack of
good material handed in lately, ac-
cording to officials of the magazine.
Choral Union Lays Plans for Mixer
Members of the Choral union will
join in a "Choral Union Mixer" on
Saturday evening, March 6, at the
School of Music. An intersesting so-
cial event is planned consisting of
dancing, cards and other games. Mr.
Philip eBatty is chairman of the com-
mittee, on arrangements.

A truth over which I was pondering
of late was well expressed in Sun-
day's editorial reprinted fro the "Pur-
due Exponent." The quotation from
"The Nation" deserves the reflection
of every intelligent person on the
campus. There is a tendency, partic-
ularly in the professional schools,
"to shape the head to fit the hat."
Dormant inclinations go to waste in
the breathless rush to keep up with the
prescribed curriculum. Nor de all in-
dividual courses offer an equal source
of interest. One often finds that the
awakened interest in a subject must
give way to soiething that is more
immediate, albeit more drudging. And
is it wholly justifiable to cast thorns
of blemish at a senior because he has
forgotten some fact that was pound-
ed into him in his freshman year, but
which he, for lack of interest, failed
to assimilate?
What the University of Michigan,
and any other institution of learning,
for that matter, sorely needs, is to
follow the example of the University
of Columbia in offering the students
an opportunity to work up some field
of knowledge in which they are most
interested, whether it would exceed
the requirements of the ,professional
school in that subject, or, whether it
would partially distract the atten-
tion from other, but more mechani-
cal and arbitrary tasks. One would
find, if allowed to expand his do-
mant interest, that he would not cram
his cortex, aday before the exam-
inations, with undigested'food, just
in order to "get by", and forget it the
next day. One ,would find that every
bit of knowledge gathered, through
voluntary and conscientious effort,
would become part of his stock and
store, a bank account ready to be
drawn upon at any given moment.
I can make no definite suggestion
tending to remedy the superficiality
of our knowledge. Perhaps the pre-
vailing method of tgaching is the re-

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More individual work will antimately
result in less cramming for "blue-'
books," and longer retention of the;
things studied. Sophomore Medic.
Scalp, and Blade Issues Dance Invites'
Invitations have been issued by the
Scalp and Blade society for an in-
formal spring dance on Friday, March
12. All men expecting to attend must
notify the committee by Sunday.

Pres. Robert A. Isaacs, '2TE,
signed from office and Victor S.
lord, '23E, was elected president
the remainder of the year, and
Riggs, '23L, was apointed correspo
ing secretary. The regular busin
meeting was followed by a social 1
during which the freshman engine
orchestra rendered the music.
next meeting of the club will be
March 17.

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