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March 05, 1922 - Image 2

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The co-operative house plan has succeeded at
Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Kansas. Is there any
good reason why it should not prove effective at
In the three classifications once suggested for the
listing;of great men, one was for those who "had
greatness thrust upon them". Under this category
might well be placed the heroes of popular acclaim,
the best baseball player, the champion pugilist, the
favorite movie star. They arise from' an exceed-
ingly commonplace existence to the pinnacles of
fame, often in a single day. Their names become
household words in the homes of those who wor-
ship idols. They are great.
It is not unnatural, then, that these individuals,
ushered by the populace from a hut into a mansion'
because they can punch the hardest or make love the
most sentimentally, should begin to consider them-
selves really great. IThey see their names continu-
ally in print, hear themselves spoken of by strap-'
gers, and they absorb the fabulous sums which a
willing public offers them as a propitiate gift.
While some may argue upon the stupidity of set-
ting up such idols, there is. much to be said in its
behalf. Whether or not an individual can do loga-
rithms, if he owns the swiftest punch in the world
it is an attribute which should be recognized. And
if an actor possesses the ability to win the favor of
the masses, there must be some virtue in. his make-
up which deserves general acclaim., He delivers the
It seems, however, that when normal men have
greatness thrust upon them through abnormal con-
ditions, they become invested with the idea of per-
sonal ability, not only in the field which gainyed them
fame, but in every other as well. Thus the pugilist,
having been recognized as champion in the. prize
ring, feels in himself the genius of a Sheridan or a
Booth, and accordingly starts his Thespian career
in a vaudeville act. Then crowds pack the theaters
and wonder at the ungainliness of their hero creak-
ing across the stage in his evening clothes. And
the movie star turns to literature as an outlet for his
inexpressible talent. The masses, in turn, read his
articles and'wonder why that "Million Dollar
Smile" has so utterly failed to register in the form
of printed words, and why one of such divine screen
personality should conceal it so successfully in his
literary efforts.
Ego is the sad but almost inevitable accompani-
ment of sudden greatness, and its urge often leads
to as precipitious a downfall. Of course the pop-
ular hero does not enter other fields entirely for
glory; plenty of cash comes to him in connection
with his conquests, until the public discovers that
their idol is a moneygrabber. But, in the final count,
the popular hero gains little or nothing by entering
into the arts, because he has a swift punch or a
pleasing. smile, and might retain his pinnacle of
glory longer, if he resisted the temptation and re-
mained true to the pursuit that had made him.

.....A. J. Parker
)hn J. Hamels, Jr.
han W. Robertson


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On Al I "'M" Books at
Both Ends of the Diagorn




Thy universities of Iowa and Wisconsin, being
unable, because of Conference rulings, to send their
freshman teams abroad to seek competition, recently
got together for an all-frosh radio track meet.
Events were run off at Iowa City and Madison, and
the results were compared by wireless. All of
which goes toprove that there's more than one way
of killing, a dog besides choking him to death with-
Truly, justice works in wondrous ways. In Chi-
cago it kept a murderer alive by artificial means for
thirty days, in order that he might be hanged at the
appointed time.
'die Telescope
'Tis Spring. Who Cares?
The last two weeks have been
A temperatural shame ;
The weather was a sin,
No two days were the same..

Ann Arbor and Jackoa
, T E TA E
(]; astern Standard, Tie)
Detroit Limted andipresacs. - 6:0
a. i., :y:w a. m., 8 :o a. M., *:oo a. m. and
hourly to g:.g p. °m.%
n pres Cars (local stops of An
Arbr), t.:47 a. . and tvery two kours to
9:47 P.-In.
Local Cars East Boud-g S a:s ., 7 :00 a.
m. and every two hours p:o p. :., 21oo
. . To Ys ianti onlY-rr :4o P. a., za:ms
a.m in., g sa. im.
ToSaline, change at Ypsilanti..-
Local Cars West Boud-M5:S a. jdra, 3:
P. aa.
-To Jackson and Kalau-.oo-Timited cars:
8:47,, 9:4; , a. m., 2 47,'247,4y,.
T'o Jackson and ,Latnsln- I~md: 9:4
P. m.
1922 MARCH 1922
S' M T W T I S
1 2 3 ,4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 3031
Reblocked at greatly reduced prices
Turned inside out, with all new trim.
mings they are as good as new. High
class work only.
Telephone .1793.
(Purdue Exponent)
Something seems to be wrong with
the type of advertising being given
to the universities of the country. In-
stead of telling of the' real work be-
ing accomplished and of the realiza-
tion of the purpose for which the in-
stitutions are founded, the metropol-
itan papers are carrying feature stor-
ies on' all kinds of freak organizations
now 'being orgaized and on reforms
that are thought necessary. The Indi-
anapolis News in in editorial entitled
"College Eccentricities,' mentions a
few of the leading questions that are
finding space in the columns of the
daily press:
"This seems to be a season of bizarre
activities at colleges and universities.
From Chicago university comes a story
of the organization of a "Five Minute
Egg Cub," the members of which are
"hard boiled." They are banded t,
gether, they say, to fight the -college
sissy and any applicant for member-
ship must be able to prove that he
does not use perfume, hasno efem-
inate habits and can go ten fast rounds
with the gloves. Notre Dames reports
that several young men, astonished at
the amount of ,money spent for silk
hosiery will not go to dances with any
girl unless she wear cotton.
"The woman dean of a Columbia
university' department says that 'of
course all the girls smoke.' Some
other deans deny this and some ad-
mit it. Aboult this4 time of year the
seniors at Eastrn universities are
asked whether they ever kissed a girl,
what they think about kissing in gen-
eral, whether they think girls dress
immodestly, etc. The women's colleges
discuss the ideal husband,-whether he
shall be a mere money maker, etc.
Pictures are publi 'hed of college girls
attired in a gymnasium suit, each
of whom has been found by measure-
ments to be the duplicate of the Venus
de Milo. The girl who makes grades
hardly ever gets a mention. The boy
who has distinguished himself as .a
scholar is not asked to face the fierce
light of publicity."
Colleges all over the country would
benefit if the papers would leave the
solution of the smoking evil to the var-
ious deans of women, if the answers
to all the foolish questions would nev-
er be published, and if the man 'and
woman, who realizes thepurposeaof
the university; and who makes the
best of every minute would be given
the credit and publicity that is due
them. .
Jaanese Girls Honor Dean Jordan
Dean Myra B. Jordan was the guest

of honor at a tea given yesterday aft-
ernoon by the Japanese girls of the
University at HIelen Newberry resid-
ence. A clever program comprised of
music and Japanese dancing was giv-
en. Tea was served.
I All members of the 1922 liter-
ary class who have not yet paid
their class dues are urged to do
so at once. Checks are to be
Imailed to the class treasurer at
2107 Washtenaw avenue. Names
lof senior lits whose dues are
I -yet unpaid are now in the reg-
istrar's office, according to Walt-
I er B. Rea, president of the class.

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heart glad in com
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" Footwear of Quality
and Distinction "


PHONE 664 We,

Lost something? A Olassified Ad in ,Bu
The Daily will find it for you.-Adv. ladver
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r has been
f late. Both
7 the scheme



eing operated ata
aesota, and Kan-
and easily man-
re owned by the,
ts. It is not es-
t that the school

nerally has a cook, and
es once a week. Any
by the students: them-
h washing, and house
chedule of the student
ve house. A faculty
food and lodging'as
house. Co-operative
cheaply from the uni-
ving expenses at the
ionth in addition to the


One night 'twould snow,.the sun
Next day hot rays would pour,
Until the white was gone ;
That night 'twould snow once more.
We've thought that Spring was here
Most every other dlay;
Each time 'twould disappear
And cold again held sway.
So hope's become a bore,
.No comforts does it bring.
And we shall guess no more
That summery days mean Spring.
Then let the weather veer
As often as it dares,
And if they say, "Spring's here,''
Well, who the devil cares?.

A Helping Hand
H ERE'S our helping
hand to the man
looking for alight, com-
fortable,Spring topcoat!
Reasonably priced.
Drop in and see our
cqllection t

of the co-operative house are
with a little effort on his or her
cheaply, and at the same time,
munity life. Men, who are now
t time employment to eke out
by this plan could make their
i farther. The work that they
> perform for their employers
o for their friends and them-
i who has been working his way
co-operative house is a more
he same end with less work. To
live on a slender allowance, it

All wool, silk and wool
hose now r 2rice.


,. It Is Rumored
That a man's face is his fortune.'
many of us are in the poorhouse.

No wonder so

ramous Closing Linen
"The first step in a great enterprise," gurgled the
future president as he began learning how to walk.

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