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the other walks of crime. Society has got to getI
control of the situation again, we cry as we goad
on our judges. and police forces.
Some complainthat the shooting habit acquired A
by so many young fellows during the war is a
cause of the gunman era; others lay it all to the
ferment of American bolshevism; a still larger
group attribute crime to lack of work; and a few,
still kbitter, point to prohibition. But the time for
whys and wherefores is in the past - or rather
the future, when the sociologist will be ready to
analyze. Our problem is to stop the present crime
The press doubtless can have a tremendous in- B l
fluence in bringing this result, by ceasing to sen-
sationalize crime stories and by using its editorial
power for enforcement. Judge Heston lointed a
way when he discharged an irresponsible jury.
Awakening of the individual citizen to his danger,
to the inadequacy of present police forces, and to
the corruption of justice, will mean a great step
forward. Gun-carrying permits may ido good. And
we cannot help suspecting that the recent inven-
tion of a machine gun pistol which will mow down
gunmen faster than Browning or Maxim isabout
the most promising development of all.
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READING THE PAPERS
One of the disadvantages of living-in college cir-
cles is that a person finds himself in a little world
of his own, a small community in which his inter-
ests and endeavors are centered, and thus fails to
keep in touch with the outside world during his
four years of university work. This is certainly a
most distinct characteristic of many college men,
but a characteristic which can be escaped through
the medium of the daily papers.
Some few among us take city papers and read
them assiduously, but it is probable that the great
majority of us do not. Thus we lose track of the
march of events, and fail to see the issues at stake
in any but the more widely-heralded happenings
throughout the world. One thing a college man
should certainly do is to keep abreast of the times,
in order to be prepared to cope with the influences
of those times when he graduates. We, with out
little clique of fellow students, are inclined to for-
get that there is another world besides our own
neighborhood, and to put the interests of our per-
son and our community above those of all others.
Some of this. narrowness is commendable from the
standpoint of loyalty to the University, but of dis-
tinct disadvantage to the student.
Newspapers are always available in various cam-
pus reading rooms. With this opportunity and the
low' price of. the daily paper, few' of us can offer
any really plausible excuse for a failure to keep up
with events. Even the reading of headlines will
help some, if we are too busy to spend much time
pouring over the sheet, and certainly we should all
try in some way to keep ourselves daily informed
as to the march of world happenings.
More than twenty per cent of the Michigan Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars have joined the R. O. T. C.
Get in with the old timers, freshmen.
We are glad to see that studying is starting rather
early this year. Exams are still nearly a week
"I cannot sleep when the shades are up,"
The student said with a mournful whine.
"You ask me why I don't pull them down,
I answer I would - but they're not mine."
Little Willie-Pa, what's an optimist?
Pa-One who can find something to laugh at in
every day life, my son.
Little Willie-Well then, what's a super op-
Pa-One that can find something to laugh at in
My father, because he is angry with me, recently
wrote that he felt that he was doing me the greatest
kindness by cutting off my allowance. How should
I answer such a letter? Worried.
Why not write him a nice letter and thank him
for his unremitting kindness?
Confidentially we don't mind telling our readers
that one reason why we get away so big with our
girl is because her dad is a college graduate him-
self, and our girl never wearies of telling us what
a regular guy he was when he was in school.
Thus the other night in telling about one of his
escapades, she remarks:
"And let me tell you, they were much stricter
with the students in those days than they are now.
Why, do you know, once when the football team
lost an important game the whole school was pun-
Assuming one of those "do-you-know-any-more-
good-jokes" expressions we asked:
"Do you mean to say that because the team lost
a game, the whole school was punished?"
A little peeved that we should doubt her word
our girl replies icily:
"Certainly. My dad told me only the other night
that one time in particular when the team lost a big
game none of the students ate for a week."
Can you beat, or even tie that, now we ask you?
Famous Closing Lines
"Sleeping tight," he muttered-as he saw the in-
toxicated map in bed. NOAH COUNT.
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