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GING EDITOR ........--..GEORGE q. BROPHY JU.
ditor ........ ..................Chesser M. Campbell
n Editorial Board.....................Lee Woodruff
T. H.Adams H. W. Hitchcock
J I. Dakin J. E. McManis
Renaud Sherwood T. W. Sargent, Jr.
Editor ......et............ .. - --.-- - .--sein
tor .............B..... ....... .B. P. Campbell
is ...... ........T. J. Whinery, L. A. Kern, S. L each
s ditor...........................Mary D. Lane
h .... ..........................Thomas Dewey
e . ..... .R. Meiss
e Waldo Frank H. McPike Sidney B. Coates
Weber J. A. Bacon C. T. Pennoyer
hi Vickery W. W. Ottaway Marion B. Stahl
Reindel Paul Watzel Lowell S. Kerr
3 Grundy Byron Darnton Marion Koch
Oberholtzer M. A. Kiaver Dorothy Whippie
E. Adams Walter Donnelly Gerald P. Overton
F. Elliott Beata Hasley Edward Lambrecht
a McBain Kathrine Montgomery Sara Wailer
H. E: Howiett
The "Capers of I980" - if we may predict from
the present tendency - will stand as a new and
an unique American art, with standards as fully
developed as today's in legitimate drama - the art
of pure amusement. A type of master book-writers
and stagers, brilliant librettists and producers and
composers, is already being born of the need, and
development may be expected to continue until the
satisfying revues of 1921 will seem experimental by
comparison. The risque joke without even the sav-
ing quality of humor, the nudities and the crudi-
ties committed not even in the name of art, will
take their way; and we, the college men and women
who are most exacting of all, will have had a real
part in this movement toward the beautiful and the
Many will say that it is not worth while, that
none but the true drama can have a rightful place.
But they are only those who are unwilling to face
the facts of a nation's preference and make the best
of them, recognizing the value of a higher charac-
ter in the amusements which millions of Americans
patronize every day.
TO THE EDITORS
The old cry of "in at the finish" is not nearly so
satisfying as that of "in at the start" when applied
to something which turns out to be really worth'
while. Ann Arbor, all signs seem to say, is going
to be just that -- and the publications of the Uni-
versity of Michigan are sincerely pleased to be able
to say "Welcome!" to the editors of Conference pa-
pers and magazines who 'gather here today for the
first convention of the Conference Editorial asso-
'There are several very good reasons for believ-
ing that this as yet but embryo society of campus
leaders is going to be a permanent force for good
in Western universities. First of all, there is the
assurance that every editor who attends will get a
new viewpoint -- a genuine understanding of his
fellow editors, a feeling that their problems are his'
.own, an idea of the true natural solidity of an or-
ganization like the Conference whose members, as
similar state universities, should stand together as
a community for the good of all. Before this
knowledge of each other the old prejudices and
hatreds ought to give way. There is no reason
why any misconceptions should longer exist if the
power of publicity - controlled by these campus
publication heads -- can be brought to bear.
Discussion in this group should, through the
years, take on a character both businesslike and val-
uable. Not only should the publications profit by
the journalistic experience of their contemporaries,
but an infinite number of policies on every kind of
university community r and. Conference problem
should be thrashed out and made the subject of
Finally - and we hope that this, the first con-
vention, will fully justify our belief - every con-
vention ought to find the delegates leaving with a
genuine friendship engendered by the entertain-
ment of the University which serves as host.
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FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1921.
Night Editor-THOMAS E. DEWEY.,
"NIGHT OF NIGHTS"'
Tonight is the night of nights of the freshman
year,' for the little grey pot disappears for all time
into the roaring fire. Tomorrow there will be no
freshmen on the Michigan campus. The year of
probation as, Michigan men ends tonight, here-
after the Class of '24 need not doff its cap at the'
insistent cry of older classmen.
But Cap night has come to mean more than the
mere stepping up of the lowest class. It is one of
the few traditions that continued uninterrupted
through the war years, It is, since the abolition of
the older type of convocation which used to, be
held in the fall, the most impressive ceremony of
the year. The huge fire, the thousands of students,
banked against the hillsides, the speaker picked out,
of the surrounding darkness by the glare of the,
searchlight, the band, the rollicking rendition of
"Where, oh, where are the verdant freshmen?" all
combine to make it the one event of the year which
is recalled to memory as being distinctly worth
There may be ), few "serious students" who are
unable to find the time to be in Sleepy Hollow to-
night, but we're betting that every real Michigan
student will be there, and there only.
"THE CAPERS OF 1980"
Real drama is supposed to lead its public, edu-
cating .its audiences up to it. But the production
whose pure and single aim is to delight and amuse,
and not to make people think, is a mirror of the
public taste in entertainment; its followers, para-
doxically, lead it and educate the producers who
rely on their patronage. The typical revue - andr
this sort of show, due to the high tension working
day of our speed-and-production America, is far
more in demand than the play with a plot - is at
present a composite of the amusement requirements
of millions of patrons who have expressed their
likes and dislikes in the one way the box office can
Increasingly the girl-comedy-music form of re-
laxation is gaining a larger coterie of the intelli-
gent, a greater backing of the smarter class of so-
ciety. It is able to charge fabulous seat prices and
still display the "S. R. 0." Not only the college
undergraduate class - which demands the latest
almost before it's invented, and upon whose criti-
cal eyes the new shows are often "tried out" -- but
the educated business men and their families, and
the clever younger sets of the big cities, have for
the last five years or so been making an indelible
stamp on America's Revues and Follies and Carni-
vals and Whirls and Roof Shows. With the more
critical audience has come a remarkable bettering
of the quality in all productions. The old "Ham
Tree" type of hodgepodge, and the average stilted'
half-plot variety of musical comedy, have given
way to the genuinely humorous, always clever, us-'
wally new, and beautifully staged concoctions of
the Cantors and Wynns and Ziegfields, and the
"Sally" type of comedy. The inartistically sensa-
tional, flamboyant, coarse shows of the past, rely-
ing too largely on "chestnuts" and a burlesque
to sell our complete line of
paints, varnishes and roofing
paint specialties to con-
sumer trade on straight com-
mission basis, exclusive ter-
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perience, references, terri-
tory or towns you can cover.
Only producers will be con-
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He was stroking thick and fast,
And the little can beside him
Looked as if it couldn't last.
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So< I asked him why he hurried
And he answered, rushing on,
That he had to finish quickly
Or the paint would all be gone.
One seldom realizes how warped his legs,
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he gets on the platform in Oratory 1.
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Death, Where Is Thy Sting?
Because of our remark that the baby polar cub's
tail was- cold, the following sharp piece of irony
was placed in our mail box.
Have you ever seen a grown-up polar cub?
Neither have we.
Also, dear Erm, who ever told you a bear's tail
is big enough to get "told'? Consult the Zoologists
next time before you venture into the realms of
candal appendages. Your ignorance is exceeded
only by your great wit. Signed: D. A.
Dear D. A : We are truly sorry that we offended
your wondrous knowledge of polar bear's tails. You
probably have been around them more than we
have. But, honestly, haven't you ever heard of a
baby child? 'We are always open to constructive
criticism, but we hadn't thought, up to now, that
anyone was using us for a text book.
We hope the following lines are more scientifi-
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