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City Editor.............................. E. P. Lovejoy, Jr.
M. B. Stahl G. P. Overton
R. E. Adams Hughston McBain
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Supplement Editors.................T. S. Sargent, T. H. Adams
Sporting Editor ................................ George Reindel
Women's Editor.............................Elizabeth Vickery
Humor Editor....................................E R. Meiss
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- SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1921
Night Editor-PAUL WATZEL
HEREDITY AND ATTAINMENT
That heredity predetermines one's chances of suc-
cess in life, setting a limit upon attainment which it
is hopeless to try to exceed, is one of the many
baneful beliefs current amog the partially in-
formed. Modern scientific doctrines are thought
to support this depressing belief, and as a result
individual initiative often is arrested, and many
persons are influenced to yield to discouragement.
It will be well, therefore, to dispel any vagueness or
unnecessary apprehension which may exist.
Certain fundamental laws of heredity, based upon
the cellular doctrine of life-transmission, are unde-
niable; yet no person should misapprehend the
probable effect of those laws upon himself He us-
ually knows to little of those factors in his gen-
ealogy which have transmitted his inherited consti-
tution, to more than broadly interpret his past, and
from that to gauge his future. Scientific knowl-
edge at the present stage is admittedly too meager
to warrant definite forecast of an individual's at-
tainment, except in extraordinary or abnormal
cases . The iaxibrnun capacity, while admitted to
exist, cannot be predetermined. Authorities state
that only when one has died can his maximum ca-
pacity be definitely known. Until then the zone of
possibility will remain as it has always been, an
open field for the play of the imagination, for hope,
ambition, and zestful trial of ability.
Of course there are certain generalizations about
heredity and attainment which every thoughtful
person knows Those indifferent to progress will
never attain much, though they may have inherited
an abundance of talent; and those however gifted
who may attempt the impossible or unreasonable,
are doomed to disappointment.
Anyone desiring to calculate his prospects of suc-
cess, even if he is equipped with a knowledge of
heredity, should follow the time-tested practice of
consulting his past attainments and his present fit-
ness, and then make a try for the realization of
that ambition or desire which he regards as reason-
able. Only the outcome - provided he does his
conscientious best - can demonstrate his capacity.
Nothing else can.
Some days ago, Coach Fielding H. Yost, in an ad-
dress before the members of the freshman engineer-
ing class, gave out a group of maxims whose ob-
servance need by no means be limited to those who
were present to hear the gridiron mentor's words.
Coming as they do from a man's man who has
himself gone through varied experiences, who has
spent his life making football elevens famous, and
who has more than once brought victory to Michi-
gan through his dynamic influence, these bits of
epigramatic advice, first given to football men about
to enter the scrimmage and but recently given to
the yearling engineers, should be of importance to
every one who wishes to get somewhere in college
or after life.
Says Coach Yost, "You can't win on what you did
last Saturday," - a truth applicable alike to the
football player, the student in college, and the suc-
cessful graduate. Past accomplishments may build
up an enviable reputation but life's battle is not won
with one blow; it is a campaign against successive
obstacles. The man who thinks he will ride along
on what he has done in the past is bound to be out-
distanced in anything heeundertakes.
"Do your part. The plays are planned for eleven
men, not ten," another of Yost's maxims, points out
the student's duty in taking part in campus affairs
as well as the athlete's obligation to his school and
team-mates. In the aggregate little things like at-
tending class meetings, giving support in athletic
contests, and intelligent voting and thinking in re-
gard to campus affairs, become as important to
Michigan's welfare as the crucial moments in a
football game, and it is essential that every man
should be in every play.
"Leaving it to George, gives George the credit,"
"If the game is going against you, keep your head
up, set your jaw, go to it," and "It's not what you
get but what you give," contain in a few words the
meat of the fighting philosophy that has made Mich-
igan great on and off the gridiron. In spite of the
prevalent discount on "proverbial wisdom," who-
ever makes Coach Yost's epigrams a part of him-
self can't help but end near the top and also be a
benefit to his college before graduation and his
DOING AWAY WITH SPOILS
Reports from Washington indicate that civil
service investigations for first class postmaster po-
sitions in the state of Michigan will be conducted
more thoroughly this year than they have been in
the past, and that true merit will be the basis upon
which the appointments will be made. Past and
present character, standin in the community, pop-
ularity, business ability, and alertness in the case
of each individual will be probed to the quick. This
is a step in the right direction when one reflects
upon the easiness kith which some people have
acceded to these positions in the past.
Previous to 1883, when the civil service commis-
sion was established, the merit system was not used
as a means of filling positions and by malicious use
of the principle, "to the victor belongs the spoils,"
the system became honeycombed with inefficiency
and corruption. In 1883 a commission of three
men was established and the merit system was ap-
plied to certain positions. Since that time its scope
has been greatly extended. But the position of post-
master has always been an appointive one, and it
has been too easy for a congressman to name a po-
litical ward heeler to fill it. By the present plan of
administering a special investigation this condition
will be alleviated.
While a written examination will not be given,
it is said that visiting officials will not be interested
in the men that are endorsed from a political
source unless good reasons can be given for nam-
ing them. A detailed questionnaire has been pre-
pared for each applicant to answer. Visiting offi-
cials will interview the active heads of banks,
newspapers, and factories in the home town of the
would-be postmaster. When this information is
obtained on a large scale it will be sent to Wash-
ington and the applicant will be rated accordingly.
This type of investigation is more thorough than
has been the case and such delving into the history
of the prospective candidates should insure good
postmasters. Though the civil service has been
progressing rapidly in efficiency for the past thirty
years it has not reached a point where the political
grabsters cannot find positions to their liking within
A complete line of textbooks and supplies
for all colleges at both stores
B5at h ends of the diagonal ]Palk
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Ann Arbor and Jacksonr
(Eastern Standard Time)
Detroit Limited and Excpress Cars-6.05 a.
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Jackson Express Cars (local stops of Ann
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Local Cars East Bound-s :55 a.m, 7 .:oo a.
In. and every two hours, to 9 :oo p. In., ii :oo
. To i.10Ypsilanti only--xt : o p. in., 2.25
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T1o Saline, change at Ypsilanti.
Local' Cars West Bound-7 :50 a. 111., a2:40 p.
To Jackson and Kalamazoo-- 1iite cars:
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To Jackson and Lansing-iiited: 8 49
Can now be bought at exceptionally low prices.
This condition will not last long. We urge used-
car buyers to take advantage of our stock of cars
and motor cycles while the market is down.
SEELEY - LUMBY CO.
COR. DETROIT AND CATHERINE STS.
General Garage Service-Phone 2902-11 We cater to Student trade
NOTICE TO MEN
We do all kinds of high-class Hat
work at pre--var prices. RMts turned
inside out, with all new triiniings,
are as good as new.
FACTORY HAT STORE
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Quick and efficient service on re-heading all size Drums and Banjos. We supply the very best
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How about our prices? Professional prices prevail here. Give us an opportunity to figure with
you on your supplies and repairs-you'll be money ahead.
Schaeberie & Son Music House
Coining Through U. Hal
(Dedicated to the N. and S. Entrances)
If a body meet a body
Comin' through the door,
If a body bumf a body,
Need a body swore?
met a body, comin' out the "in" door of U. Hall.
met the body once again; I heard the body call:
"If you go in the one marked 'in',
You're wrong, you careless lout;
You should go out the one marked 'in',
And in the one marked 'out'."
Maybe the frosh who wears his goiluf costume
to his classes thinks that going to college is a kind
Quoth Eppie Taff:
He aimed at the moon
And hit a star.
But the orb fell down
On Silas Carr.
The key to the Campus Chimes is hereby ten-
dered to the '25 man who thinks that Waterman
gym is the Varsity swimming pool.
And Still They Come!
And also Erman;
Have you heard of me?
Our Latest Song Entitled:
"Even the brightest fish may be taken in seine."
If the post office were on fire,
Would you stand and flinch and quail,
Or would you grab a fire hose,
And rush to flood the mail?
Famous Closing Lines
"Out of date," sighed the poor, lonely co-ed as
her social calendar showed blank after blank.
"When You Bu, Buy Quality"
An Unusual Oppor-
two of the finest clothing lines in the
and the pick of styles and fabrics
specially for Young Men.
T AT LIBERTY