THE MICHIGAN DAILY
invention will make over older means of communi-
cation is the fact that personally written messages
can be sent. According to Mr. Petersen, no mat-
ter in what language the letter is written, it can be
immediately sent out.
If the perfection promised for the invention is
attained, Mr. Petersen's name will go down among
those of the great acnievers of scientific history.
It took approximately one union day, from eight
o'clock to four-thirty to be exact, for the first "gay
young sophomore" to get his prom ticket. Ten
others reported at ten o'clock and put in banking
hours securing their pasteboards. The rest of those
who get tickets devoted time ranging down to the
.period it takes an opera star to eaan his daily for-
tune. How fortunate it is that a college man's time
isn't worth anything !
Next year, if the present distribution system isn't
mutilated by reform, we can easily imagine le
whole sophomore class encamped for a wee or
even a month before the sale begins, sieging the
box-office, with the hardier swains moving their
tents forward in line as the weaker die of starvation
through the disruption oflines of communication or
other unfortunate accidents. Then it will indeed be
a tragedy of dramatic proportions when those who
just missed clutching their pasteboards find indolent
class-mates, who failed to line up, gaining posses-
sion of tickets at a slight premium of two or three
Clearly it would be a mistake to cut short these
possibilities of making "buying the prom ticket" not
only the most time-consuming but also the most ex-
citing eevnt on the campus calendar, through the
installation of a more rational system of distribu-
tion such as receiving and filling applications by
mail. Should this be done sophomore classes in the
future would never know the zest of a life time,
which comes only through the sense of victorious
achievement experienced by the lucky ones in the
class of '23 Friday.
Success of any student publication depends upon
the number of its subscribers. The Michiganensian
needs our support. The campaign for 500 addi-
tional subscriptions commencing this week will be
the last opportunity to secure the book to help Mich-
igan put out a truly representative publication. Fig-
ures show that seventy-five percent of the student
body has failed to give its backing. Are we going
to let such a record stand? Let's sign up.
Moyer--Power Plant T est~ing
Meade-Water Power Engineering
Boyd-Strength of Materials
Hool-Johnson-Handbook of Building Con-
Both Ends of the Diagonal Walk
"Better Values Never Existed"
Hart, Schaffner and Marx
H ART Schaffner & Marx fine
suits at $17.5,26. Land $31.50!
That's all these $35 to $70 values
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and tweeds in models for all fig-
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lined; smart in drape and contour.
In solid colors and attractive mix-
If. after buying, you feel that
you can find better values else
whera well gladly refund
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