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Editor.....Joseph A. Bernstein
:r. Dakin Thomas H. Adams
W. Ottaway Byron Darnton
Editor..........Stewart T. Beach
..Edwin R. Miess
ByE. B. W.
erning this much mooted ques-
a comatose Michigan a column
Sunday Supplement of about a
ago paid a rare and convincing
tq those w o hold that our
Mater is in a state of intellec-
ma. Be it supposed that-the
sunday Editor gives the boys
hey most desire, it stands .im
e that the docile acceptance
such drool and drivel as was
ed concerning slang, reflects
al moribund mentality.
artists, witty,' worthy of
in, and reflecting resplendant
on the undergraduate body.
s there is among you some one
who knows an inveterate slang user
of forceful and original mind. We do
Wit vs. Slang
Slang, inherently is unoriginal; it
becomes nothing more than parrot-
like repetition to what Mencken calls
the "'boobery"-slang's chief satel-
lites. The intellectually alive so
manipulate legitimate language as to
obtain all the "crisp expressiveness"
of street talk and at the same time
show some mental facility. To the
knowing it is a commonplace that
thought is limited by vbcabulary and
certainly slang stunts ocabulary.
Any lazy mind can obtain a super-
ficial- trenchancy of expression be-
hind the skirts of slang, but for such
dolt] to produce a bold phrasing or
an original thought is, in ,all likeli-
Wit is claimed for slang. Wit im-
plies some sort of cultural back-
ground. Slang explicitly is vulgar,
of the common clay. Fine shadings
and lightning thrusts are the tools of
wit; not coarse buffoonery.)
Of course that general question "is
Michigan Asleep?' requires an af-,
firmative answer. It should not be in-
terrogatory. The mere fact here cited,
that slang is not only tolerated but
often and really admired, at least
hints at the shallowness and lethargy
of the student mind.
Are You Lazy T
True it is only a minor manifesta-
tion, but it is these minor things that
throw some of the most interesting
sidelights on a situation.
The real question should be "How
sleepy are the Michiganders?" It is
a matter of degrees; for all the hu-
man tribe run-by choice-at the low-
est comfortable pace, both mentally
and physically., The article men-
tioned bespeaks a rather woeful pace.
But there is hope. It
lies in one
The new philosophy of a recent ex-
freshman: You can't learn a course
in one evening.
-- (By E. X. M.)
THE FAULTLESS AGE
Whenever things go wrong today
there never is much hell to pay, the
blame we seldom draw; the war gave
everything the fits, or else we surely
claim that it's the prohibition law.
The guns disturbed the atmosphere
so now at this sweet time of year the
weather's out of form; one day it's
hot, the next there's snow, then
through the streets in boats we row,
iznn n.o n -A" WO trn m Th n oo'
snort, it must have been the war;
while others say without a drink they
cannot see the kitchen sink, or watch
the ceiling spar.
The Orient has hit the rout, Joe
Parker's place has just sold out, the
Tap Room helps a lot; alas it cannot
hold us all, and so a bunch of us
must fall for dancing, reading and
So let us on our knees and pray
that some day somebody will say,J
"It's my mistake, I'll take the blame;"
and for that person we'll reserve ex-
actly what he will deserve,-a statue
in the Hall of Fame.
POLITE; LIKES AmER1lCAi
"In my country," he said, "there is disease of prestige, and littleeal edu
rest of mind due to the fact that India cation is imparted. I regard Ameri-
is not great in material possessions can universities, if not ideal, at least
or political freedom but in intrinsic as approaching the ideal more closely
worth which is measured by the free- than those of other countries I know
dom of the soul from earthly handi- of. It is said in my country 'If you
caps. The present discontent of India want to be rich, be charitable.' In this
is due to the fact that her very ideals way I account for the present enviable
are threatened to be crushed. In India prosperity of the United States be-
earthly riches do not count. Indians cause the highest charity of education
are honoring men in rags, the type of is to a large extent freely practiced."
men whom no American will conde-
scend to look at. DeBarr's Wolverine Cafe, the OR-
"It is a pity," he declared, "that you IGINAL Wolverine Cafe in ANN AR-
Americans are so ignorant of our real BOR, is located at.105 S. Thayer St.,
India. Whatever little you know has where it gives the best home cooked
come to you from men by no means meals in the city. DeBarr's"Wolverine
impartial or just on account of their Cafe has no other location.-Adv.
than anyone else who happens to be
in a similarly happy and commend-
Mr. Smgh went on to say that in
his opinion the fever of competition
was greater in the United States than
vested interests and their imperfect
knowledge of the true Indian life."
Mr. Smgh is particularly pleased
with the American system of educa-
tion and the friendly relations be-
tween faculty and students which is
so different from the Indian situation.
"In India," he concluded, "profes-
sors are hopelessly suffering from the
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