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the student body has reformed its ways" is the
foundation upon which the restoration rests. The
thing to do is to begin NOW to build up that foun-
dation so that when the Hop is given back to us it
will go on through the years to come as Michigan's
finest tradition, unblemished by the conduct of a
few who who would endanger its existence, and as
a credit to the University.
With the announcement that try-outs are to be-
gin tomorrow, the Union opera again becomes a
topic of conversation. In this connection a quota-
tion from a Criticism made by Booth Tarkington,
the author and playwright, is worthy of note. The
comment was directed at a play imilar in many ways
to the opera, as men take all the parts. which was
recently given in a large Eastern university.
After liberally praising the production, Tarking-
ton, in much the same tenor as that of Shakespeare
in his well-known advice to players beginning
"Speak the speech, I pray you," offers the follow-
ing suggestions for improvement:
"There may, too, be a thought commonly pro-
duced in elderly minds by most undergraduate
'shows' - and here not in point more than else-
where - that the spirit of frolicsome caricature
might be emphasized; that there might be somewhat
more of irresistable comedy, even at the cost of a
measure of ballet training; and tht the typical
Broadway show might be less honored by following
it and more by burlesquing it, especially since the
Broadway show, evidently in order to please some-
thing believed to be a Broadway public, has of late
devoted itself to an imported school of art which
calls for strange hirsutal depilations and rather
overstresses the importance of anatomical sectors
customarily withheld from familiar observance."
In this comment Tarkington has described some-
what humorously but none-the-less accurately the
quality in an entertainment such as the Union opera
which should be most stressed to bring the best re-
sults. The appeal of the production comes mainly
throueh "the spirit of frolicsome caricature" and
burlesquing Broadway rather than following it".
This fact has been well appreciated at Michigan.
Merely having men take the "dainty" parts com-
monly found in the aevrage musical comedy wins
oiles of applause as a burlesque. But the possi-
bilities do not stop here. The opera book itself
miyht dwell more on the absurd features of the
girl-and-music show and less on its virtues. The
same applies to the direction. In the weaknesses
of the modern musical comedy are sources of humor
which can be barely touched through a willful mis-
a ssinment of female parts. If it can be done with-
out the sacrifice of any of the good qualities of past
opras, one way in which, the 1921 production can
surpass its predecessors is through a broader em-
phasis on the frolicsome caricature that Tarkington
considers the essence of college comedy.
T he Telescope
Now That We Know the Reason Why
I'm lower than the whale a restin'
On the bottom of the ocean;
I'd even burn an orphanage
If I ever took the notion.
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 1921.
Night Editor-RENAUD SHERWOOD.
TAKING OUR MEDICINE
Drinking, smoking in the gymnasium, disregard
on the part of some of the fraternities of the Uni-
versity Senate's rules governing house parties, and
broken pledges are among the reasons advanced by
the*Senate Committee on Student Affairs in ex-
planation of its action in reference to the Junior
While the Hop is one of Michigan's oldest and
most picturesque traditions, it is not one of vital
importance to the progress and the real purpose of
the University. Nevertheless, it is the one and only
social event in which a number of organizations and
individuals participate during the year and it is gen-
erally felt that the action of the committee has de-
prived the student body of one of its p'rivileges.
There is no defense for the conduct manifested
by certain individuals at the Hop last year nor for
a willful disregard of University rules, but it seems
that the proper method to have dealt with the sit-
uation would have been to punish only those guilty
ofa the violations. Certainly, the committee, in or-
der to warrant such a candid statement of its rea-
sons, must have enough substantial evidence to
prove their charges specifically. Under present con-
ditions, the culprits of the past have had their
"time" and have gone unpunished, leaving the pres-
ent Junior class to suffer the consequences.
Thg committee expresses regret that the innocent
are to bear the brunt of its action - and it also
characterizes them as men who would not tolerate
the conduct which vulgarized last year's Hop. In
view of this statement it seems rather unfortunate
that some other measure which would have handled
the situation could not have been evolved. A num-
ber of men representing different fraternities stated,
long before any such action on the part of the com-
mittee was anticipated, that they were disgusted
with some of the demonstrations which character-
ized Hops and house parties of the past, and that
it was their intention to "clean up" the affair this
year. If the student body had had an opportunity
to meet with the committee there is little doubt but
that the fullest co-operation could have been ob-
tained in making this year's event satisfactory in
If fraternities which violated their promises to
observe certain rules had been disciplined at the
time the offense was committed, and it is the duty
of the committee to administer such discipline, pres-
ent student life would not "be riddled with the vi-
cious type of conduct that ruined the Hop." How-
ever, things were allowed to drift and the crash
has come - the verdict has been rendered and ap-
peals for its recision will be of no avail this year.
The student body is to be punished for the aggre-
gate sins of some of its members just as an entire
unit in a military oro'anhation suffers for the mis-
deeds of one man. The University as a whole will
suffer because of the unfavorable publicity which it
will receive. Indignation meetings, group discus-
sions, appeals to those "hiher up," and undue
prolongation of the topic will do no good, and may
do a great deal of harm. We must take our medi-
cine and do it gracefully. Attempts to find a sub-
stitute should be dropped, there is only one J-Hop
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Strange that his thoughts should revert to her,
just at this moment when his faith in all woman-
kind was fast ebbing. A tiny glimmer of hope
flickered in his eyes. Full well, he knew that she
was different - that she would not fail him in his
hour of need.
A sudden determination to gaze upon her face
seized him. There arose in his breast a blind, un-
reasoning faith that she would bind up the vounds,
which one of her sex had inflicted on him. Strange
how any adversity could drive him to wanting
above all that welcoming smile which had never
He walked slowly toward her room and entered
without knocking. Then his eyes fell upon her.
There she sat on a man's lap, her babyish eyes look-
ingly trustingly up into his. Around his neck those
--mall, beautiful white arms of hers, were tightly
twined. An involuntary shudder shook his whole
frame. So she was no different - no better, nor
worse than the rest of her sex. Noiselessly he stole
out. What did it matter to him that she was 4
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