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February 19, 1922 - Image 15

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ToteWlam!--Trom De'troit
To the Editor of the Sunday Magazine: And then there are those references
My attention has lately been called to irreverance and the absence of
to a letter of protest which appears in chivalry in G. D. E. After this G. D. E.
will surely cease his activity and be-
your magazine for January 15, 1922. come as the rest of the decently dead.
It decries the attempts of this G. D. E. And if these should prove unavail-
person to infect the student body with ing, there is yet one more-oh, at the
outlandish ideational poisons, and it very least, one more-telling blow to
is signed "Rose B. Phelps." be dealt. " . . Is not normal and
should not be allowed to influence the
I wish to congratulate Rose B. on thinking of normal, healthy-minded
her spirited protest. Sir, more of this people through the press, even in a
sort of good old American spunk ss free country!" Rose! How truly do
needed if our institutions are" indeed . RsHwtuyd
are you see that there is a mystical, in-
to survive; if ambition and service are trinsic value in normality; how well
to be preserved as THE American you realize that Prohibition will not
ideals; if what is left of the constitu- completely succeed until it covers
tion is to be ventilat-venerated in the thought as well as alcohol, until the.
future as it has been> in the past; if ferment has ceiased to be in the spirit
American womanhood is to be held in as well as in the keg. How simply dJ
reverence; if American manhood is to
be red-blooded, and upstanding, and
virile; if all that is finest and best
(as Rose says) in American life today,
as, for example: Edgar. A. Guest, R. sj h
W. Service, the movies, Methtdisi rw
and methodicalism, hysteria, Venus
Mechanitis, the flapper, H. B. Wright,
neurosis, Harding bl, thrift, sobri-
ety, spiritual bankru tcy, asceticism,
moderation, Theosophy, automatonism
-oh, the list is endless, though I- must
not omit bill-board advertising and
quantity production and aesthetic an-
aesthesia . .. if all this is to be ours
to have and to hold.
Most of all, perhaps, do I admire the
moderation with which Rose states hers
case--that, and her subtly ironic me-
thod of approach: "Now I do not wish
to take G. D. ,E.'s criticism very seri-
ously{'. .l and, "As usual, it hardly
merits that." After which she suggests T h e D o e
that G. D. E, and his kind be sup- T e D e
pressed. This is a refreshing way of
taking a Joke, or a Joker-or at any 426 THOMPSON ST.
rate one who is not to be taken seri-
ously. If Rose had taken G. D. E. seri-
ously, I suppose she would have sug-
gested that he be boiled 'in Crisco. THERE'S A
Very well, let us pass on . . . "More-
over, I am too busily engaged in the EXPERT INDIAN TAIL(
business of study and self-support to
enter into any lengthy controversy Called for an
with him or anyone else." The thir-
teenti version of the seventh deadly Note:-DRY CLEANING is th
alibi, you see, and very well put, too! and rinsing in Hydrocarbon Solven
In other words, she has not time to WE use the Highest grade of F
learn a game before interfering with
its technique.

you imply the truth that sona citizens
should be protected from ideas so
that they may be comfortable and sat-
isfied and undisturbed!
Rose, I wish that I could follow you,
I do indeed. To be able to plead sin-
cerely for the preservation of truths
that,- stand upon our flecks, for the
defense of abstractions that are so
securely established that men have for Shrino W ear
forgotten the conditions that brought
them into existence as ideals-what
complete satisfaction there must be
in the mere absence of a struggle, in
the mere living in a region of mental
calm and intellectual normalcy.
But there is, after all, something
more to be said. These abnormal
people who so enrage your mind may
be, for all I know, a much the pro-
ducts of the age as you who are adapt-
able; and it is a sad and outrageous'
fact that a great many of them-espe-
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