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TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1921.-.
Night Editor-HUGH W. HITCHCOCK
The editorial staff and tryouts will meet at 4:30
o'clock this afternoon. The upper staff 'will meet
at 3-45 o'clock.
MISLEADING THE TAXPAYER
An article dealing with the incapacity of the aver-
age university student (is there such a thing?) ap-
peared in the last Detroit Saturday Night, which
for sheer, unthinking inopportunism, cannpt be
At the present time the University authorities are
trying to raise the largest appropriation in the his-
tory of the school. A student in the University,
who happens to be taking philosophys hears a pro-
fessor give a lecture on the really deplorable cal-
iber of the university students in this country as
compared to those of other nations. This profes-
sor, himself a product of Scotch and Continental
universities, does maintain that the usual run of
American students are the mental inferiors to their
European cousins of a like age.
The student immediately sits down and sends an
article to the Detroit Saturday Night, which is
printed under the head, "COLLEGE STUDENTS
ARE SEVENTY-TWO PER CENT HQPE-
LESS". In the 'ensuing paragraphs he maintains
that seventy-two per cent of us should not be here at
all, that twenty per cent of us might be capable of
turning out good work, and that only eight per cent
of us are indubitably of college caliber. In reality
the professor, misquoted but not named, maintains
that the statements made do apply to university
students, an entirely different concept in his mind
from college students.
The author of the story goes on to state that
"higher education for the masses is titter rubbish"
and that some day the taxpayers of the state will
rise in revolt at paying for the ever increasing ap-
propriations demanded by our state universities. He
give the impression that what the taxpayers want
is the establishnent of an intellectual aristocracy,
in place of what we now have.
As a matter of fact few of the taxpayers would
ungrudgingly pay their school and university taxes
if it were not for the benefits conferred upon their
sons and daughters, a minimum number of whom
would class as intellectual aristocrats. What they
want, rightly or wrongly, is just the type of uni-
versities which we now have and not the highly
selective group of intellectuals which may be found
in European centers of higher education.
Totally disregarding the influences which diver-
gent national tendencies and ideals have brought to
bear upon our system of education as compared to
the European systems, this student goes ahead,
and, substituting European ideas and concepts,
damns our whole educational system without giving
his readers the chance to discern just how he has
reached "his conclusion. The thing is especially
reprehensible just now when a sensational story
giving only one side of the question may conceiv-
ably' have a deterring influence in the granting of
our much needed appropriation.
HAS IT A PLACE?
Are we being overtaxed by incessant drives for
money, and has religion a place in the Univer-
sity? The answering of these two vital ques-
tions by each individual on the campus will spell
success or defeat for the Students' Christian as-
sociation campaign for funds which it initiates to-
day in order to carry on its work for the coming
The first of these problems offers no excuse.
Although there has been an unusual number of
drives, still their demands have been small, and
according to very liberally figured statistics, the
average-student has not given more than $2.70 to-
wards the total of these various undertakings.
The money derived from this campaign is de-
voted directly to student activities. The most im-
portant of these are the spreading of Michigan
propaganda throughout the state, and the conduct-
ing of Union religious services with the foremost
men of the ecclesiastical world presiding. Only one
salary is drawn from this fund, the clerks at Lane
hall being supported entirely by the churches of
Ann Arbor. One-eighth of the total amount re-
quired is asked from the student body, the re-
mainder being solicited from alumni.
So the first question having been answered sat-
isfactorily, there rests only one condition upon the
success of the S. C. A. drive. The decision is a
matter of opinion and rests with each individual.
If religion has a place in the University, then the
campaign of the Students' Christian association is
justified. If not its activities are doomed to cease.
What do you think? Is the drive worthy of suc-
One week has elapsed since the reopening of
school. Classes are in full swing; assignments are
being dealt out recklessly. The bulk of the open
textbook lies en the left hand side. Christmas is
over; exams loom darkly forth in the distance.
Only one month more is allotted to whip each
course into shape for the finals. And still not a
few of us remain in the semi-coma carried over
from two weeks of leisure.
Even the most forgetful seem to have had no
difficulty in remembering President Marion L. Bur-
ton's statement that vacation is a time to vacate,
but to quote the words of a faculty member, the1
President also advised students to "be alive," and
now is the time when this applies. This part of the
semester is one which makes or breaks. An exten-
sion of our Christmas vacation at present may
mean the granting of a permanent one in Febru-
ary. Let's call the hibernation over.
The game of keeping the University clock and
the one on the court house as far apart as possi-
bel is still on. Someday one or the other will ac-
cidentally hit the right time and lose the game.
Let's all root for the campus turnip.
One of my eyes is so turned that it gives me the
effect of being cross-eyed. Under these circum-
stances, what do you think you would do?.
After considerable thought on the question we
have come to the conclusion that under these same
conditions, we, too, would look cross-eyed.
First stude-That's a great hunting dog you have
Second ditto-You're right. I call him "Doc."
Second-He never lost a scent.a
The other night when we were going up to our
girl's. house we made a hasty inventory and decided
that about all we had to spend that night was our
time. However, for fear our girl might expect us
to take her out somewhere we decided on an air-
So we runs up the steps all breathless and wild-
eyed. When our girl asks us what's the matter we
told her that on the way up we had been waylaid
and held up by two highwaymen who pointed a gun
at our head and said:
"Give us your money or we'll blow your brains
By this time our girl is sitting on the edge of her
seat and in a low whisper she asks:
"And what do you say then ?"
"Well," we says to them, 'Blow away; if you've
got a girl in Ann Arbor it's better to be without
brains than to be without money.'"
And our girl, being real clever, took her cue and
we held down the sofa that night.
Why Not Buttercups or Cowslips?
He sent a rather clever collection of flowers be-
fore him. Roses and orchids would have conveyed
an unpleasing impression to Sonia ; dairies charmed
her. - La Parisienne Magazine.
Geraldine writes in to ask whether our college
motto is, "Liberty, fraternity and sorority" or
'Independence is our name."
For once we think "discussion is not the better
part of valor" and so will let some of our more
intrepid readers answer the query.
Pamous Closing Lines
"A picture of misery," he cried as he watched the
victim of the frameup
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DETROIT UNITED LINES
In Effect Nov. 2, 1920
Detroit, Ann Arbor and Jaekson
(Eastern Standard Time)
Limited and Express cars leave for
Detroit at 6:05 a. i., 7:05 a. n.,
8:10 a.,im., and hourly to 9:10 p. mn.
Liiniteds to Jacks on at 8:48 a. mn. and
every two hours to 8:48 p. In. Ex-
presses at 9:48 a. m. and e,. ery two
hours to 9:48 p. mn.
Locals to Detroit-5:55a.m., 7:00 a.m.
and every two hours to 9:00 p. m.,
also 11:00 p. in. To Ypsilanti only,
11:40 p.m., 12:25 a.m., and 1:15 a.m.
Locals to Jackson-7:50 a. m., and
We have decided to make the
following discounts on our en-
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