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November 20, 1921 - Image 14

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The Michigan Daily, 1921-11-20

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The Iconoclast Vindicates
(By J. E. It) Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Wagner, Investigation has proved the
After firing a withering broadside Bach, there are at least five girls. of the Iconoclast's statements.
into the organizations of the campus
a few weeks ago, the "Iconoclast"
lapsed into silence for a time, but has
again come forward with an inter-
view in support of co-eduction as it
exists at Michigan.
In speaking of this much-discussed
question the "Iconoclast" waxed bel-
ligerent with all the bravery of a
knight of old defending the weaker
"Since the very inauguration of the REG. U.S.PAT. OFF. O.O.5.C
co-educational system, it has been the
custom of rhetoric "I" students and
other buffleheads to make fun of the
'co-eds.' More; jocundity often turns
to downright bitterness and often
enough to scandal," he said.
"These (Calumniators say that the
majority of 'co-eds' are thick-headed.
Well, so are the men, but let us speak
from a comparative standpoint.
"Further, it is pointed out that the
'co-eds' have no school spirit, but I
have not yet met- one who hasn't at
least ten times as much as a large
number of men with whom I am ac-
"If school spirit is the measure of a
student, the men far more than the
women are the ones to be the butt of
jibe and sarcasm. Of course, the girls
are not so blatant, so excessively
babyish, so cheap and disgusting In
their display of school spirit," said
the Iconoclast pausing to glance at
two male students parading down the
street in their knickers.
"Apparently," continued the speaker
after he had steadied his nerve with
a few drags on a cigarette, "according
to the vaunted standards of this one-
ideal student would be a boatswain's
mate with lungs like a blast furnace
and a voice like a fog horn. And if is the poduct oyou
he came down with laryngitis he
would be disloyal.we cannot yi7
"If the students are to be measured on vor value freely g
by their marks the men are si plyi out fo.feeyj
of it. If you doubt this make a visit
to the registrar's office. Of course oddshoes is freely A
marks are not any real criterionof oman who wears th
ability or brain power. Marks arewo a wh w ar th
only a part of a little medal system
conceived and pu into effect by someT*
brilliant pundit who wished to stir z
up the infants. Some day, perhaps, if
dreams are ever to be realized, there C Td ty Sye ~ e
will be gold and red and blue stars Season reflectyour ide
"Aside from marks I find that only
in the sci'ntlfic departments are the
men ahead of the women. In my opin-
ion, three of the five best writers on
the,campus are women. In all my lang-
uage, history, fine arts, oratory, rhe-
toric, and even mathematics classes
the brightest person in each class has,
without exception, been a woman. In
six scientific classes the men have had
the edge, but nevertheless there were
few stupid women therein and many
stupid men."
"Certainlythe women are far more
artistically sound than men. They
talk far more intelligently of Raphael,
Velasquez, Rubens, Reynolds, Rodin;~
they are more alive to color values. *
They read more of Hauptmann, Che-
kov, Strindberg, Ibsen, Hamsun,
Brandes, Flaubert, Benavente, Hardy,
Dreiser. In music, for one man who
can talk other than idiotically about-

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