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M, B. Stahl G. P.Overton
R. E. Adams yughston McBain
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F. H. McPike
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Harry B. Grundy John D~awson Ben li. Lee, Jr.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1921
Night Editor-G. P. OVERTON
SCARE HEADS AND NEWS-ROT
The question as- to what is the effect on the pub-
lic mind of the printing of news crime and sandal
is one on which editors and publishers everywhere
disagree. The excuse commonly given for the pub-
lishing of the usual news-rot of the average "yel-
low" journal, is that it not only pleases the public
but'has a beneficial effect in showing that public the
inadvisability of following the example of those
whose names are "played up" in a questionable
On the whole, however, it would seem that this
idea is erroneous, and that the real effect on the
public of scare heads and sensation is to increase
rather than decrease the spread of crime and vice.
The despondent individual reads that a certain man
has killed himself by drinking carbolic acid, let. us
say. The carbolic acid idea becomes an obsession
with the down-and-outer-he sees it as a possible
way out of the difficulties attendant upon the liv-
-ing of this life; and ultimately he goes off in a
fence corner and also drinks some of the stuff.
One trouble is that the reporter too often tries to
be a dramatist when he is entirely unfitted to be
one. The result is that he frequently gets the wrong
angle or twist to his "stories", and they become
harmful to the public rather than beneficial. More-
over, the kind and size of headlines and the treat-
ment of a story by the headline writer is frequently
-all too suggestive, and, more often than not, goes
actually much farther than does the article itself. As
a natural consequence, the readers are apt to get an
undesirable reaction from, the yarn.
Possibly, as suggested- in the recent convention
here of the University Press Club of Michigan, an
increase in the educational standards of men and
women in the journalism profession would do much
to remedy the evils accruing from ignorance and
exaggerated ideals, and from the attendant efforts
of the editors and reporters to "give the public what
it wants". But certainly, whatever the remedy, a
general decrease in the daily display of journalistic
smut throughout the country ought to have a great
effect in raising our national ideals and in bettering
our mental and moral outlook.
DEFENSE OF YOUTH
There are three distinct stages in the metamor-
phosis of man: infancy, youth and old age. During
the first he is petted when he cries and cries when
he is not petted. In the second stage he pets him-
self on the back with the belief that he is an all-
knowing being, scorning those who are now in the
first stage and condescending if he hearkens to the
words of his elders, whether they be sound or not.
The last stage is the most peculiar, however, and
the most difficult of diagnosis, for here he pets the
infant, scolds the youth and asks petting and pat-
ting for himself.
The present decade has brought about a situation
which causes us to give the above definition more
than passing consideration, even though it lacks
that peculiar definiteness which a scientific interpre-
tation might possess. For today, those of the third
stage are descending with religious wrath and cries
of indignation that the modern youth is living too
"fast", disregarding morals and traditional custom
for the worship of the great god Pleasure. Dances
are said to be bordering close on the unmoral, di-
vorces are becoming more and more frequent and
marriage vows are said to be considered with little
or no respect. Everything is wrong, and the young
people are to blame, say those of the third stage.
But let us hearken to the words of Dr. Paul
Voelker, president of Olivet college. ' "I want to
say," he declares, "that the young men and women
of America are just as moral as we, their parents
and elders, make them.. * * *" Here, then, from
one who has himself been through the first and
second stages, and who is now in the third, we find
the key to the situation. If the elder critics - and
surely they mean well - would only take more se-
riously the fact that "good is as good is taught",
that if they would only realize that they themselves
were in the second stage of the metamorphosis at
one time, and had undergone all the trials and trib-
ulations which their children are now passing
through, less criticism and unjust blame would be
passed around, and correction would be the word
of the day. Teach a child to do wrong by example,
and he is bound to follow the advice of his teacher,
but teach him to do right, to act right and to think
right, and the result will be doubly beneficial. Man
learns as he lives!
This is about time for the mid-season drive of
"glad-handers", the students who have failed to
keep their work up to the proper standard, whether
because they were indulging in talk-talk sessions,
or "dating", or just plain lazy. About this time
these self-confessed failures will be slipping up to
the instructor and asking foolish questions and try-
*ing to flatter the pedagogue into "letting them
One popular professor made his Declaration of
Independence last spring when he informed the
feminine members of his class that they had better
study for the next blue-book along with the mere
males "as no weeping and wailing into dainty hand-
kerchiefs" would help them if they didn't know
enough about the course to pass the forthcoming
If your self-respect does not rebel at the thought
of this "glad-handing" your common sense should
warn you. The instructor has been through col-
lege too - perhaps even has "pulled" the same
thing you consider so original. And after all, the
amount of time spent in "glad-handing" is usually
more than that necessary to really pass the course
on your .merits.
Don't "glad-hand". It isn't worth il,
New York may or may not be nod for her
beautiful women but through her reducing classes
she surely is famous for her fat ones.
Now is the time to start saving for that Wis-
Auto It Be
Look here, my children, and you snal 4.
Our college in nineteen thirty-three:
Sedans are parked on the campus lawn,
Behind U hall are limousines drawn,
Touring cars line the diagonal walk,
Parallel parking is laid out in chalk.
Before the library, under the trees,
Bright colored roadsters bask in the breeze;
And on the location of old Tappan hall,
Great, clumsy motor trucks leisurely crawl.
Ground floor class rooms, too noisy by far,
Make a safe nest for a faculty car;
And second floor halls devoted to arts
Are perfectly dandy for pleasure car parts.
Up higher, the students in lecture appear,
A wireless head-set clamped to each ear,
Through a megaphone huge the professors implore,
But even their bellows are lost in the roar.
A ramp from the street leads directly to Hill
When to concert folk go, they drive over the sill.
Ah, the times will be changed from what they are
No walking to classes will Regents allow:
And students a president no more can need,
For a big Irish traffic cop handles the speed.
DETROIT UNITED LINES
Ann Arbor and Jackson
(astern Standard Time)
Detroit Limited and Express Cars-6.o5 a.
n., 7:os a. m., 8:1o a. m. and hourly to Q:o
Jackson Express Cars (local stops of Ann
arbor), 9:48 a. m. and every two hours t
:) :48 p. m.
Local Cars East Bound--5 a.m., 7:00 a.
i. and every two hours, to :oo p. m., i 1:00
p. mn. To Y~psilanti only-i :40 p. in., 12.25
a. in., i :15 a. m.
To Saline, change at Ypsilanti.
Local Cars West Bound-7:So a. inI., 2.~40 p.
To Jackson and Kalamazoo-Limnited cars :
8:48, 1o:481 a. M., 12:48, 2:48, J:48.
To Jackson and Lansing-Limited: 8:48
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We do all kinds of high-class Hat
work at pre-war prices. Hats turned
,nside out, with all new trimmings,
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There are Corsages and
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Our Work and
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This is, my children, hearken to me,
Our college in nineteen thirty-three.
darn socks, all reasonable
"I'll bet you three peas against a hunka limburger
that the first thing everybody on this campus did
when he bought a directory was to see if his name
had been left out. -Imp.
Some People Seem to Think:
the Library-is a place to study.
West Hall should be condemned.
the Ann Arbor is a railroad.
there will be a bolt in Ec z lecture this se-
mester. -Vee Dee.
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Modest v forbids
We have seen the horse fly,
There is no harm confessing.
But ne'er have we witnessed
The fruit salad dressing.
Famous Closinq Lines
"Don't lose your heae," said the courtier as Anne
Boleyn went to meet tf king. ERM.