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ANAGING EDITOR...........GEORGE O. BROPHY JR
ws Editor.............................Chesser M. Campbell
ght Editors- W Hitchcock
. PH.Campbell' .E. McManis
J. LDakin-T. W. Sargent, Jr.
nday Editor..... .. .....................3. A. Bernstein
itorials..............Lee Woodruff, L. A. Kern. T. o Whinr
;sistant News .............. ................ .EP oeo r
)orts ................................ Robert Angell
omen's Editor. .........................Mary D. Lane
legraph ......... ....................... West Gallogly
lescope ........ ..........................Jack W. Kelly
ephine Waldo Thomas E. Dewey M. A. Klaver
Sul G. Weber Wallace F'. Elliott E. R. Meiss
zabeth Vickery Leo J. Hershdorfer Walter Donnelly
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orge Reindel Frank H. McPike Kathrine Montgomer>
rothy Monfort' J. A. Bacon Gerald P. Over ton
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ybert . Adams J. W. Hume, Jr. Sara Wallet
Byron Darnton H. E, Howlett
cramming almost a substitute for consistent daily
work with many students.
There are, however, arguments on both sides.
If we were to dispense entirely with'the final ex-
amination and leave the whole matter to the stand-
ard of the student's daily work and to the discre-
tion of the instructor, we would meet with obsta-
cles and disadvantages which would be at least as
great as those with which we are confronted under
the present system. Even instructors are not with-
out their faults and, through unrealized prejudice,
a fair decision regarding the relative merits of the
students in a, class would be a difficult proposition.
What is more, there are many students who can,
without opening a book during the semester, "stall"
so beautifully and give the instructor such wordy
and lengthy dissertations on and all around the sub-
ject at hand, that the instructor takes them to be
better versed in the work than they really are and
marks accordingly. Admittedly, the men who can
do that must be pretty alert and clever, but the Uni-
versity hands out credit for work.
The man who has really studied a study as it
ought to be done perhaps may not be able to fool
the faculty as the other type can but if he knows
the fundamentals of a course it is more than prob-
able that he will be able to write a creditable exam-
ination. Finals may not be the best way of decid-
ing a student's worth, but they are, nevertheless,
the only way available at present and we can hardly
afford to talk about abandoning the system in use
until we have another scheme to replace it.-
Tonight the Michigan debating teams go up
against teams from the University of Chicago and
from Northwestern in the annual Central league
debate. The competition will probably be strong,
but as in athletics Michigan has a squad on whom
she can depend and who will display the same old
Michigan spirit orally on the debating platform
that the football eleven displays on Ferry field.
It is to be hoped that it will not be long before
popular opinon will recognize debating and support
it in the way it deserves to be supported as an in-
tellectual form of college accomplishment. Mean-
while, although we canont hold a mass meeting or
get out the band to send the debaters off to the
Windy City this morning, we are behind these
Michigan men who do their battling orally, we can
attend the home debate, and we can support them
to their last word.
An excellent cast composed of faculty members
speaking French "as she should be spoke" will
present the production, "Un Monsieur Qui Prend
la Mouche," tonight in Sarah Caswell Angell hall.
The play will be decidedly worth seeing and hear-
ing, and a ticket or a Cercle Francais associate
mebership card will admit the holder both to the
1lay and to the dance which is to follow.
Constructive ideas in magazine cover design are
rare, but the old saying, "Consistancy thou art a
jewel," fairly flashes out of the colors of Coles Phil-
lips' latest design for the Saturday Evening Post,
in which the doctor with his stethoscope and the
lady with her lorgnette look on in worried and
shocked disapproval at the combination of fur
coat with low shoes and pumps an a fair perambu-
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of all sews to be printed that night. _____________
FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1921.
Night Editor-THOMAS. H. ADAMS. .
NEEDED: MAIZE AND BLUE SPIRIT
Going up against an aggregation from the Uni-
versity of Iowa, the Michigan basketball squad is
determined to do something tonight toward regain-
ing in part the hoped for standing which has been
gradually filtering farther into the distance as first
one game and then another was lost. We are in
the uneiiviable position this year of being the only
Conference school with three defeats and no vic-
tories to its credit. Are we as determined as the
The fact that we are at the bottom of the Con-
ference list is nothing of great magnitude to-the
man of real Michigan spirit; it only inspires him to
fight, root, and boost that much harder. The goal
of complete victory is unattainable this season, but
there is still a big chance for us to rise considerably
in Big Ten standing. Hissing won't do it; cat-
calling at games wont' do it; and the "razzing" of
individual players will do more than any one other
item to keep us right at the bottom where we are
On the other hand, boosting will help, and every
red-blooded Michigan man and woman who has a
ticket owes it to the team to be in live attendance
tonight. Do the spectators help instill that fight into
the team ? The only answer is "Yes !"
THE M. I. T. CONFERENCE
Michigan's invitation to the intercollegiate con-
ference on undergraduate government, to be held
April 15 and 16 at the Massachusetts Institute of
Iechnology, should certainly be acted upon favor-
ably by the University. Not only this, but the dele-
-ate should be chosen at once so that he may famil-
arize himself with the questions on which Michi-
gan may gain and give information through the
exchange of ideas at the conference.
Delegates from schools east -and west will be
present, coming out of many different types of
:ampus communities and with as many various
>utlooks on the uses and ideals of colleeg life as
:here are representatives. As a University whose
tudent organization is in an unusually. high state
>f development, whose men's club is an example
:hroughout the country, and whose studet activi-
:ies are of every variety, Michigan owes it both to
her neighbor institutions and to herself to have a
nan at the meeting./ The small assessment neces-
ary to pay his expenses would be about is worth-
while an expenditure as the class treasurers could
>e asked to pay over.
"University examinations are barbarous and
-idiculous survivals of the daTk ages. They should
>e abolished," -a Northwestern professor is quoted
.s having said recently. "A student's final grade
hotild depend upon his daily work and inteli-
There is no doubt that the average examination
s given at present is .seldom capable of showing
ccurately a student's true metal, but whether we
an rightfully come out flatly and say that the tests
hould be abolished is a question. It is, of course.
rnpossible to incorporate an entire course into a
bree-hour test, and the taking of finals makes
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CIRCULO ITALINO WILL
CELEBRATE IN DANTE'S HONOR
A celebration in honor of the poet
Dante, the 600th anniversary of whose
birth will occur next month, is being
arranged for by the Circulo Italiano,
formerly the Circulo D'Annunzio. Also
includbd in the plans of the society for
the rest of the year is an Italian play.
A talk will be given at the meeting
next Wednesday by a University stu-
dent on his experience in Italy for
two years during the war.
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NOW ON 'DISPLAY
Freshman girls the distance scan
For gallant knights and pages;
But the senior wise will grab a man
Who's getting steady wages.
The Near Humorist
The bird who, when the prof tells him that the
oxygen which is so essential to our existence was
not discovered until a century ago, wants to know
how the people managed to exist before the discov-
ery was made.
Our idea of an optimist is a bird who would buy
something from a State street merchant with the
expectation of turning around and selling it to a
Scotchman at a profit.
I am writing a historical narrative of the battles
of the American Revolution. Can you suggest an
appropriate title? Prof. Whoosis.
Well, Professor, why not call it "Scraps of Amer-
In many ways that girl of ours is no different
from all the rest of the girls around here, which
means she can't for the life of her pass a mirror
without stopping to view herself. Thus, when we
were going out of Blighty's the other night she had
to stop to take a final survey of herself, and when
we chided her for being vain she comes right back
"I don't see how you can really call us girls vain.
You know, Jack, woman was made before mir-
This stumped us for a while, but we finally man-
aged to quaver:
"Yeh, and they've been before ther ever since."
And then we hung our hat on her nose and the
two of us walked silently homeward.
Famous Closing Lines
"A harrowing process," he muttered as he listened
to the girl having her voice cultivated.
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