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Sedge or ability in athletics be barred
j from participation).
---Does the task of instructing boys
OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE to swim necessarily entail any "techni-
UNIVERSiTY OF MIICUGAN cal preparation"? If not, why should'
the Y. M. C. A. be considered any
Published every morning except Monday differently than a municipal play-
during the University year by the Poardin
Contr ol of Student Publications. ground? These are things which must

Members of Western Conference Editorial'
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Harry C. Clark T. G. Garlinghouse
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guideain the settlement of such
charges, for to overlookthem would
work an injustice both upon thea
school and the individual concerned.'
The conference is not a body of cold
blooded statutes, but rather one guid-
ed by precedent and resolutions.)
Here is a case for weighty considera-
tion where Michigan would like to see'
justice dealt to Gerber, Wisconsin, and,
the Big Ten.
One of the disagreeable tendencies'
of the American newspapers, accord-
ing to discerning native and foreign
critics, is the provocation of contro-
versy. This penchant, which severalj
times every day shatters the apathy of
a nation engrossed in trial balances,
stock markets and higher education,
is indubitably little more than journ-
alistic quackery in many instances, but
the greater part is justified because
it is demonstrative of an ability to
keep a few hours ahead of the sun.
It is with this propensity in - mind
that the writer again directs attentionj
to the contingency' of Ku Klux Klan-1

TODAY Editor, The Daily:
Your editorial of recent date, headed
THE HOUSE THAT DAEDALUS "A Regrettable Affair" deserves sev-
eral encores. This writer witnessed
A Breakfast Serial another form of "thick-headed rufian-
These are the sails so black and sad Ism" at Tuesday evening's perform-
Which made the father think his lad ance of "If Winter Comes" at the
Came not in the ship which brought Wuerth Theatre. During the entire
away showing of the picture a group of so-
Survivors of the human prey ; called college "gentlemen" in the and-
Through stroke of the sword which ience were continually bursting Into
reached its mark loud guffaws, the audibility increas-
In the hulk of a monster grim and in.g , with the augmented dramatic
stark scenes of the picture.
By aid of the string which guided the This screen production is consid-
feet ered by a great many to be the great-
Through the silent signless spooky, est piece of art yet created in the
street motion picture field, and it is a lasting'
Of Theseus the bold who led the band shame, rather than a "regrettable af-
Which came from Athens afar to the fair," that the pleasure of a great
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ism in Universities and colleges.
P i c t u r e-The University of
Michigan in 1950 with a chapter S
of the Klan or; any other law-at-
any-price organization in full con-
trol. , . , A professor who said
that the President of the United
States was an ass, dangles from
a limb of Tappan Oak, while a
frenzied crowd of his colleagues
sings the Star Spangled Banner
in beat with the oscillations of his
body: a negro student, tied to the
iron railing at the northwest
corner of the campus and whipped
to death for refusing to attend
the Jim Crow section in Philosg-
phy: a convocation of "knight-
gowned" president, deans, and
students in Hill auditorium: the
abolishment of the Law school
and the substitution of a training
school for secret servants, detect-
ives and expert hangmen: a Uni-
versity police force at the instant
disposal of the Dean of Students:
all Catholics in the state in at-
tendance at the University of De-
troitt Jews saving funds to build
their ovwn University: Psychology

Which he indulgect with unclue haste
Far off in the Cretan labyrinth.
(To be continued)
Unfortunately there was one line in
yesterday's Daedalus that was lacking
a word; here it is, correct (we hope):
Of that huge bull with 'bulimy'
It's Our Fault This Is Late
Last night
I attended
A Sorority Formal.
An occasional couple
Nearly freezing
On the back porch
Just to be alone.
Two girls
,Leading their men
Down the back, stairs
Quite cautiously.
Unintelligible apologies.
I wouldn't tell
Stuck up here and there
An all A student
Who should have been
An arch cake eater .
Spreading his stuff.
A tall man
Half -bald'
With a short girl
Quite fat. . .
I like that girl in black.
Out of the way..
Carefully parked
Three mighty fine men
Here tonight.
That luncheon
Isn't so bad.
One o'clock
Most of the women
Take the men home..
My God
Look at that

many people in cte5 g I auvv
spoiled by the barbarous assininities
of,a few infantile numbskulls.
- EATS!!
To the Editor: Chinese and American -
I have read the item in your paper Dishes
entitled,"Ku Klux Issue Flames Forth
on Staid Princeton Campus." In that E ANN ARBOR
article I note the expressed opinion CHOP SUEY HOUSE
i of a professor at that college, namely, Service a la Carte
"Princeton stands alone in its attitude'
of righteous indignation against any 314 S. STATE ST.-upstairs
movement which might be inclined to'ilild milI Ell'llIi
upset the existing order of things."
I am not in sympathy with the
Klan. However, the professor's state-
ment is typical, I think, of the sad
state into which college attitude may
1 fall. Might I respectfully suggest to
the professor that were it not for
changes in the existing order of things
all through the ages, such a college as
Princeton ;would be impossible; such
a nation as the United States would
be unknown; and such ideals as we-
entertain would be vicious radicalism.
Be the Klan an evil or a good, the
professor's attitude is a most certain
evil. Such, stagnant thought is like
burying one's head in the sand that he TAKE THAT
"see no evil, hear no evil, speak no'.
evil." All progress has been made by
men who were not satisfied with the AN E
existing order of things. It is one NOW
thing to denounce an apparent evil; See the beauties of Ann Arbor from a-
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courses re-named mob-psychology
c_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ 1, 2, 3 and 4.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1923 The picture, we agree, is a fantasy,
but all things Klanish are fantastic.
Night Editor-EDGAR H. AILES It also follows that"nothing that we
have said here is necessarily, logical.
EXAGGERATED INELIGIBILITIES Our President, with the cooperation
AVith the expressedp urpose of the of the Student council, has taken every
Western intercollegiate athletic col!- precaution to guard against the devel-
ference designated to promote greater } opment of mob spirit which is so hate-
cooperation and efficiency among the ful to intellectuals and sane morons
members of that ,organization in ath- alike. A Klan regime would restore
letic competition, the action recently the popularity of the mob. Dogma and
instigated against E. C. Gerber, a Wis- tradition would rule supreme, flour-
consin tackle, on the charge of pro- ishing the lash and the noose in either
fessionalism appears in direct opposi- hand. Individualism would be oblit-
tion to the principles on which the erated.
conference was founded. Mr. William Shakespeare gave us a
Ineligibility rulings on the basis of valuable lesson in law enforcement.
professionalism have been the source Had he delivered it in a prose treatise
of endless ill feeling between the var- [instead of through the drama perhaps
ious athletic rivals in this section of he would have said: The law is not
the country-. For.the second consecu- a fool, but an unwise administrator
tive season, charges appear on the can make it foolish. Shylock demand-!
eve of the Badger-Illini game against ed the. fulfillment of the contractual'
one of the outstanding members of bond at the cost of human life. It
the former's team. Not because of was the law and he would have en-
the inconsiderate moment of this forced it regardless of the obvious evil
action alone, has Wisconsin a right consequences. An unlearned judge or
to be discouraged with the worth of the casual layman must have permit-
such an organization- for greater "co- ted the outrage by his very ignorance.
operation," but because of the incon- The law can best be interpreted and
'sequential and irrevalent basis of the enforced by those persons who, by
action. virtue of their qualifications, have
Malntaining -that Gerber should be been delegated to its administration.
eliminated from further participation,
in conference athletics because he un- "
dertdok to instruct in swimming at a
Y. M. C. A. sometime during the year, Twnty-Fwe Years
the instigator of the action is either Ago At M chigan
anxious to weaken the Badger eleven
even through action decidedly un-1
sportsmanlike, in nature, or has a per- yrom the files of the U. oi M. I)aiy,
verted t.-notion. of the purpose of November 8, 1898
the rulings - as drawn up by the
the confer-ence officials, at the begin- The third annual banquet of the
ning. The spirit of an organization University association of Detroit, oc-
formulated for "the regulation of in- curs at the Russell 'house next Friday
tercollegiate athletics" should, it ap- evening in Detroit, and many members
pears, not be to rule out every pos- of the University faculty will attend.
sible participant but to exclude only The banquet is to' be given in honor




Pile of dishes. .
Enlightened policy of the Daily Il-
lini, as expounded in a recent edi-
torial in re the shooting of Philip
"The Illini does not condone thiev-
ery. Not so at all. We have no use}
for thieves whatsoever.
"We do not condone thievery"
The frank and open stand taken by
this hustling little paper on one of
the leading moral issues of the day is
something to warm the blood of an
old-fashioned straight-from-the-shoul-a
der newspaper man like ourself. We
congratulate the Illini on its clear-cut
'statement in this most complicated
case. .
It's a Tribute to the Noble 00
Would you call the action of the
house committee of the H. A. M. M.
(Home of All Michigan Men) in lay-
ing down the heartless rule that "Fe-
male Visitors may be shown any part
of the building except the Union swim-'
ming pool" the height of imagination?
Blank SlugI
What the dooce is this ad that keeps

l- "_ _"" """ "_ "_""""_ _ "_ I _~
Mr. Hirshfield and Two Reports
An interesting account of how a re -H1r B rushes
port on American 1istory textbooks
used in the New York public schools- - --
used anhe nwdoktpeEvery good quality desired is represented in the fine lire of
was produced, and the circumstances
attending its production was pre- j brushes we Carry.
sented by the New York, Tribune i1
a recent issue. The report in the first Select your brushes at our store-you'll fid it a pleasure and
place was undertaken by Commission- satisfaction.
er Hsirshfield of New York city who
charged that these textbooks in Amer-
ican history were written as a part ,
of British propaganda and were de-TB&
signed to teach American youth, that
the Revolutionary Fathers were a bad r,
lot. 260-204 .,-LIBERTY ST.
The task of proving Mr. Hirshfield's--
charges was entrusted to a Mr. Devlin.
This soon proved to be an error of
judgment on Mr. Hirshfield's part for
Mr. Devlin turned out to be a real The Chicago Temple,
student of history and apparently Chicago, Illinois
holds the theory that the historian's HOLABIRD & ROCHE.
one duty is to tell the truth to what- Architects
ever extent he can find it and to tell
Drawn by Hugh Ferriss it-quite '
it quite regardless of the effect on
legends. HIence it was no doubt a
great surprise to Mr. Hirshfield to find
that Mr. Devlin's examination of the.x-
history textbooks failed to reveal to
him any trace of the evil propaganda
which the Commissioner knew so well
to be there. Mr. Devlin admitted that' "
better compilations were possible but
the pro-British charge he dismissed as
having no basis.


those adjudged violators of a rulingc
after due and weighty consideration.
To dispute the validity of a ruling:
prohibiting participation in any var-e
sity sport, by men who have beenc
connected with any professionalN
or semi-professional team, or tak-N
en part in remunerative exhibi-
tions would be folly, -but is it justi-L
fiable to question the right of any mant
to take part in a football game on;
the basis that he taught a class ofc

of President and Mrs. Angell. running in the Daily?
D- Here, Nov. 26
Chancellor James H. Day, of Syra-
cuse University, took occasion in his And then again,
opening address to the students to De- Here, Nov. 26
warn them against frequenting places It's worse, we believe, than the 4000,
where liquor was sold. He said, campaign. The only theory we have,
"There are places in the city below formed so far (and we're a mighty
us that you must shun as you would bright little fellow, you can bet) is
the open mouth of- hell. If any one that it's some campaign by those in- I
of you is caught lurking near the door defatigable Oratorical Association. We
of one of these places you give notice never saw( such guys! Always cook-
- +h rmh_

This, if the story is true, is what Mr.
Devlin put in his report and appar-
ently it did not please those for whom
the task was first undertaken. ' At any
rate, the report never saw the light of
day. Instead, the job of finding propa-
ganda was turned over to a Mr.
Charles G, Miller and it was this one
which Mr. Hirshfield signed and pub-
lished, thereby greatly horrifying some
and amusing others.
As the Ne-m York Times comments,
"Mr. Hirshfield's contributions to the
document, aside from his signature,
cannot be called of great value, though
of course highly Literesting." Then
too, we must not forget that the
Commissioner was the source of moti-

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