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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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"OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OFTHE UNIVERSITY
OFFICIAL DOFMICHIGAN
Published every morning except Monday during the Univer-
y year by the Board in Control of Student Publications.
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Associated Press l exclusively entitled to the use for
ublication of all news dis atches.credited to it or not otherwise
edited in this paper and te local news published therein.
Entered at the postoffice at Ann Arbor, Michigan, as second
58a natter.
Subscription by carrier or mail, $3.so.
ces:Ann Arbor Press building, Maynard Street.
Phoane : 'Bsines. 46o ; Editorial 44.
Communications not to exceed 300 words, if signed, the sig-
;re nt necessarily to appear in print, but as an evidence of
and notices of events will be publishd in The Daily at the
lreion of the Vitor, if left at or mailed to The Daily office.
s gned communications will receive no consideration. No man-
t will be returned unless the writer incloses postage.
"'fi Daily does not necessarily endorse the sentiments ex
Csed lin the comn' ,ntfniceices
,What's Going On" nic es will not be received after 8 o'clock
the evening preceding insertion..
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 2414
WIAGING EDITOR ..........GEORGE O. BROPHY JR
sEditr.........................Chesser M. Campbell
Adam itto'H.'W. Hitchcock
. . DAkih J. E. McManis .
enaud Sherwood T. W. Sarent. Jr
.day Editor..................... A. B
,Editor .........................B. P. Campbell
dtor. .. . . -.....--- Woodru-,- L. A. Kern, T. J. Whinery
,tt5. ... ............... ......Robert Angell
arsd...i.. .....----------- .....Mary D. Lane
egraph ...........-.--.---.----..---...-.-Thomas Dewey
f .Cope ......... ............. .....Jack-.---ell
Assistants
ehine Waldo Wallace F. Elliott . R. Mes y
1.e WWeber Leo J. Hershdorfer Walter Donnelly
3Beth Vickery Hughtoii McBain Beaa Haley
i. Clark Frank H. MPike Katlrie Montgomery
RelinelrA. Bacon Gerald P. Overton
roth Monfortt W.w. Ottaway Edward Lambrec t
'r Lrni Paul Watel Sara Walle-
ices Oberholtzer Byron Darnton H. E. Howlett
irt Z. Adams. M. A.Kla.e-
BUSI1VESS STAFF
Telephone 90
SINESS MANAGER............LEGRAND A. GAINES, JR.
ertisng ............. ................-D-- P.Joyce
iifieds .......... ..............Sigmund Kundltatet
iication.......................... ... . F. M.eath
unts ...... ..... ...---- . ..... .....'.s. Prie
lation ........................................ F. Hilley
ua o ......-- . ---- -.--,---. ' - ----
Assistants
; W. Lamnbrecht M,. M. Moule H. C. Hunt
J- Hanel, Jr N. W Robertson M. S. Goldring
. H. Hutchinson Thos. BL. Rice H.. WHeidbrede
11* A. Cross R. G. Burchell W. Cooley
-ob-t. 1.Davis A. J. Parker
Persons wishing to secure informat6n concerning news for any
0 of The Daily should %e the nigt edito, who has full charge
11 news to be printed that night. 1 9
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1921.
Night Editor-THOMAS H. ADAMS.
MICHIGAN IN THE TEST TUBE
[here are two ways of looking at the function
the University. The two instructors who wrote
Acolyte article on student activities for this
th's Chimes take one side of it; and very evi-
tly the great majority of the student body is on
other, judging by comments. There are many
o believe, with the authors, that the campu is
r-organized, that many societies are not living
to their functions, that some others have no real
actions at all. But beyond this most of us will
go. We would have to adopt the academic view-
nt of the authors if we did; and the idea that
chigan's activities should be trued up to -the
rely scholastic standard of education sticks in our
ellectual throats and refuses to be downed.
Asa perfect example of the method and purpose
the two investigators, their trip to The Daily
1 suffice. They looked over the offices, and talked
it with the business manager, who told them the
nber of men on his staff and the hours they spent
Daily tasks. He explained to what an extent The
ily was a business proposition; and, naturally, not
ng on his guard in any sense, he did not feel the
:essity of offering arguments for the present sys-
a. The same was true of the editorial board,
o were next interviewed. This body, however,
. in the course of the interrogation provide a
nber of excellent justifications for The- Daily's
torial policy - partof which the writers en-
,ly disregarded, and another part satirically mis-
erpreted in their article. As a result of this sur-
e-scratching process they conclude: "The Michi-
: Daily . . . is another example of an institu-
u that ought to be of immense educational value.

foritunately, as constituted and administered at
sent, it is as much of a hindrance to education as
elp." Their solution is some sort of a Univer-
-endowed newspaper depending in no wise on
business side for circulation or advertising,
ating not the news the students want but the
Ns the faculty - as represented by a journalism
artment official in the position of a paternal
:rseer - prescribes-
[. the first place, no matter how many faculty-
ted journals of- this sort may be set up at
:higan, the students - who are perfectly normal
erican men and women - will still be entitled
a newspaper - and will demand and have one.
ere is no reason they should be compelled to hunt
nly in outside newspapers for the sort of campus
vs and comment they want to.read, merely be-
se some of the faculty wish to uplift'them edu-
onally by stuffing The Daily's columns with the
st scandal in the Dinosaur family or a full and
iplete feature story of Einstein's theory.
'his one-sided conception of education underlies
undermines the whole article. The real func-
of the University of Michigan is to take Amer-
i youth in the rough, rub off the raw edges, in-
an appreciation of the beautiful and the well-'
e, inject a working understanding not only of a
icular field but of men and things in the large,
- the mind to think logically and resourcefully,
finally turn out men and women who will serve

more efficiently, more intelligently, and in a better
spirit than they would have served it without such
training. Into the production of this type of graduate
go all the varied experiences of his years on the cam-
pus. The task is a many-sided one. Logic and Math
and Fine Arts and M. E. 2 and Anatomy and Torts
and Ec. z and campus politics and fraternity life and
dances and publications and athletics and Honor so-
cieties (to provide incentive), and mixers and the
Union and campaigns and committees are all tools
in the process - very important tools. Some of
them provide the student with the positive knowl-
edge that will enable him to build bridges or argue
cases or write books or pull teeth in the future.
Others broaden his thinking range. Some give him
the social poise and "mixing" ability expected of a
Unversity graduate. Still others develop his char-
acter by setting him tasks to do and giving him a
chance to prove himself and assume positions of
responsibility. Publications and the Union are par-
ticularly of this character. The two Acolytes place
far too low a value on the social phase of student
activities and on the character-building side of stu-
dent government, student adminstration, and stu-
dent competition. "Educational," so far as their
article is concerned, means educational only in the
pedagogic sense.
Ifsomeone who perceived the true nature -of the
American university as a place to develop men and
women ready to face the practical problems of life
could be induced to conduct a similarly sincere and
methodical}investigation, the real faults in the pres-
ent organization system - which are practical faults
rather than faults of purpose - might be segre-
gated and worked out of it. But investigators who
think Michigan is a place to develop the scholarly
type instead of all-around men and women, and
whose view is necessarily limited by this concep-
tion, can hardly be expected to discover either the
true defects or the true remedy. Starting with a
false hypothesis as to the nature of the University,.
they have naturally gone about hunting only the
data which is "on all fours" with their theory. In
the process they have missed the truth. The Daily
and the Union and the Gargoyle are cogs in a sys-
tem the nature and value of which has been for-
gotten or cast aside by the writers of the article in
their search for material to bolster their belief.
No Blonde Women- for His Juries; "They're-
Too Fickle,",says Judge Morris, of New York city.
One moment, Judge - this is a jury, not a harem.
The senior lits certainly believe in the representa-
tive system. At the present rate the class meetings
will soon resemble a committee of one.
Sport these canes!
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In Effect Nov. 2, 1920
Between
Detroit, Ann Arbor and Jackson (EsenStnadTie
1t(Eastern standard Time
Limited and Express cars leave for
Detroit at 6:05 a. t., 7:05a. m.,
8: 10 a. mn., and hourly to 9: 10 p. m. ,
Limiteds to Jackson at 8:48 a. m. and
every two hours to 8:48 p. m. Ex: The Turkish 0a , eL
presses at 9:48 a. m. and e,.ery two -
hours to 9:48 p. m.
Locals to Detroit-5:55a.m., 7:00 a.m. -
and every two hours to 9:00 p. m.,
also 11:00 p. m. To Ypsilanti only,
11:40 p.m., 12:25 a.m., and 1:15 a.m.
Locals to Jackson-7:60 a. m., and
12:10 p.m.
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-tens of thousands of tines-
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WAGES WAR ON WANTON W AST E

Result of

Investigation of Secret Society Turns
Light of Pitiless Publicity on
Student Affairs

(Special to the Telescope)
Ann Arbor, March 18. - The result of the in-
vestigation of the Jackolites, national secret society
(the secret being the reason for their existence) was
made public tonight. A perusal of the report has
left the student body weak and shaken. Some of
*the ways pointed out by the society by which the
students are selling their birthright of knowledge
for a mess of pottage are:
Of the 1,500 women who daily powder their
chins the average time consuned for such opera-
tion was found to be 5o seconds or a total time ex-
pended of 75,00 seconds. Figuring that 20 per
cent or 300 of the women also have a second shin
to powder, the 15000 seconds required for this added
to the original 75,000 seconds make 90,000 seconds
or 1,500 minutes per day wasted by the fair ones
at this girlish sport. Figuring only 5 school days
to the week we thus have 7,500 minutes so spent.
Last semester, so the report states, 900 students
took Economics r. Figuring that 1o per cent of
those attending the lecture each week were kept
awake by the loud snoring of their neighbors, a con-
servative estimate is that 800 students slept for 50
minutes or a total of 4,000 minutes a week also
wasted.
In estimating the number of lectures attended
each week by the students the report figured that at
least 8,ooo students attended on the average 2"lec-
tures a week; that at these lectures the last five min-
utes was wasted by the students shuffling their feet
so that 16,ooo x 5 or 8oooo minutes were lost. In
Poly Sci. 2, though, Prof. Reeves succeeds in utiliz-
ing the full hour so that his 400 listeners do not
waste those last 5 minutes. Subtracting these 2,000
minutes we have 78,ooo minutes as the net loss.
Adding the 78,ooo to the 7,500 minutes lost in
powdering and the 4,000 lost by the Ec. lecture we
have a total of 89,500 minutes which the student
body wastes each week. Dividing this number by
1,440 we find that the total aggregates 62.1 days.
62.1 days wasted each week on only these three
phases of college life. Well may the student ask
himself the question raised by the report and the
Sunday Supplement, "Is Michigan Dead or Is She
Just Sleeping?"
Famous Closing Lines
"A make believe," he muttered as he saw the mis-
sionary trying to convert the heathens.
NOAH COUNT.

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