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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY,

DECEMBER

8,

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8,

l

FICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
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as.' Champion M. L. Ireland
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R. C. Winter
ATURDAY, DECEMBER 8; 1923
Night Editor-EDGAR H. AILES

NATIONAL SUPERVISION
With the renewal of discussion on
educational methods and organization
the duties which could be profitably
designated to a national department of
education again appear more numer-
ous and still lacking an appropriate
authority to which they can be legally
delegated. Nothing is more conducive
to irregularities in higher learning
than inadequate preparation on the
part of entering students, and despite
the many restrictions and investiga-
tions made into the status of the high
school senior's mental capacity, noth-
ing thus far adopted has satisfactorily
provided any systematic means of dis-I
tinction between those who are worthy
of a chance to show their mentality in
an institution of high academic ideals
and those who are not so qualified.
The institution of a department of
education as the eleventh of the ad-
ministrative divisions of our federal
government is an obvious necessity,
and can be only refuted by the "al-
reaidy intricate nature of the adminis-
trative body,".which is wholly a mat-
ter of opinion, and the fact that occa-
sionally thirt4ea men might have to
assemble in the cabinet chamber, to
the displeasure of any members who
might retain the superstition of the
Last Supper. National supervision of1
an intricate system including several
hundred colleges and universities
throughout the country could have no
effect other than the ultimate stand-
ardization of degrees even though 6uch
were not directly attempted. One
move which is a matter for immediate
consideration, is the establishment of
a Federal Examination Board to sup-
ervise the entrance examinations of
all institutions of higher education.
With the varied degrees of prepara-
lion offered in the secondary schools
of every state hardly ascertainable, it
is unjust to recognize any specific
few as worthy of the privilege of rec-
ommendation for university admit-
tance while others are denied the
right. This policy is pursued in most
state schools and many endowed insti-
tutions, with the added privilege of
gaining entrance by examination in
case the coveted recommendation is
not forthcomimg. With the introduc-
tion of a system by which all stdents
bb subjected to a set of examinations
in their preparatory work before. gain-
ing college entrance, a great step in
establishing a minimum limit .of in-
telligence for college men and women
could be effected.
Institutions desiring to maintain
their standards still higher than those
recognized by the federal board could
limit their entries further, but the
standardization of degrees and credit
systems would be assured. The dis-
crepancies frequently arising between
universities of different standards in
the matter of transfers -of credit or
recognition of degrees could be rduced
to a minimum. A Bachelor of Arts de-
gree would signify something in it-
self, and not rely so largely on the
place it was obtained for evaluation.
Similar systems of national supervi-
sion have been in operation in Germ-
any and France for many years and
have established their educational sys-
tems as superior to those of most other
countries because of their unity and
uniformity.
It is a matter for the government to
decide, but the citizenry of the coun-
try should be sufficiently interested in
the elevation of American institutions
to exert their influnce in the matter.
The University of Michigan, and all
others, would find their petty officials
less under suh a system.

Twenty-Five Years
SAgcy At Michigan
From the files of the V. of M. Dally,
December 8, 1898.

T ASTED RLL
"f WILL HAVE
THOUGHTS )OF
THE MORROW
Editor of Toasted Rolls,
Sir:
I have been struck by the pro-
nouncement of the gentleman from
Glasgow, (Dec. 7.) Its purport is that
the Wandering Jew, unlike the Peni-
tent Thief, is not a permanent type.
Agreed then that rooters, placingj
their own misinterpretation upon theI
rules, will continue to assault officials,f
invade hostelries, and insult ladies?
Is this right? Is it gentlemanly?
What is to be done? A player of tid-
diedy winks in 1776, an interested fol-
lower of the grand old pastime on
both sides, I can give one answer.'
And by gosh I'll be surprised if you1
find another one that's half as good!
The German tiddledy winks league
was faced by precisely this situation
a good many years ago. It disciplin- ]
ed the naughty supporters of a cer-
tain team interdicting their tiddledy
table for an entire season. Yes sir!
This sort of thing can be done when
there is a strong governing body, in'
a position to do more than pass slap-
on-the-wrist resolutions" I cimmend,
the more to 'anyboy that 'tlii ks it's
worth a whodp in Orcus.
R. .Pafaffenheimner HeIdelberg, '84
Overheard In The Hall.
"Wh's that smell? ,Turpentine?
I just love turpentine."
"Yes, it's turpentine."
"Oh, I just love it-don't you love
turpentine?"
"Yes, I love turpentine."
"I love it so-I love the smell of
turpentine better than perfume."
"Hello, Barbara, do you smell tur-
pentine?"
"Why, yes, I do. Who's using it?"
I am using it. Do you like to smell
turpentine?"
"Yes, I do."
"Well, I certainly love it. I ought
to be an artist. I lone turpentine so."
"Really? I often think I ought to
be a writer. It would please my mo-
ther so."
"Well, I certainly love turpentine
enough to be an artist."
Hidalgo.
Unvaccinated Students:
Hyperbole
We see that this jolly educational
frat club, this Phi Delta Kappa, is go°
ing to have its first initiation of the
year. But not its 'lIst. Oh my no!
Once these boys get started they'll be
holding initiations every month and a
special one Easter Siidy. and the
they'll' have about five more during
the summer session, during which per-
iod every school superintendent from
here to Baffin Bay that dughta be on
his vacation comes down to the U. of
M. and lays in a little intensive edu-
cation instead.
And furthermore, every lad on the
Detroit school board grabs off a few
days while the family is "up North"
and tears down to A. A. and takes in
a lecture' over to the Ed school and
then He gets initiated too. And in ad-
dition every school teacher that pass-
es through Ann Arbor on the train
gets initiated at a special ceremony
down at the station, and is written up
on the club roster as a Honorary mem--
er.* * *
About the main interest that at-
taches to the Opera this year, as far
as we can see, is to wopder what the
Daily reviewer is going to praise each
day. The time-honored method of let-
ting each reporter praise everything
has gone; and instead each man gives
intenive lauds to some particular
point. To date the costumes and

dancing have found favor. Tomorrow
-who knows? This morning likewise
-who knows?
* * * 7
Mr. Richard Crooks, tenor, defeated.
Ann Arbor, famous for its encoring,
in a thrilling two-round skirmish at
Hill Hall the other night. The Ann
Arbor gang, apparently unaware that
if Mr. Crooks sang again the whole
of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
would have to give an extra number
1 too, clapped and clapped and clapped
and applauded and applauded. AndI
the poor artist kept coming out and
bowing and bowing and bowing. And
all the people would say to each other
"Don't he know any more pieces?"
Oh yeah he knew some more pieces.
And then other people would say
"Don't he know any English?"
Oh yeah he knew English . . .
** *
Interlude
In the course of getting out this
column, we discovered the perfect
word to typewrite. It is turpentine-
turpentine. It rolls off the machine
just like nothing at all. It has rhy-
thm, it has balance. Turpentine-
turpentine.
* *
Yesterday afternoon we went to the
Bim's Bazaar, just to inspect it and
report on it for the benefit of our ex-
ion tun -nnA lanta s Aar..

EDITORIAL COMMENT
EXAGGERATION
(McGill Daily)
Several years ago we heard a story
which for some unknown reason-
psychologists might possibly give an
explanation-has remained vividly in
our mind. It is simple. A young boy,
walking on the street, had seen a man
of remarkable stature and in his ex-
citement rushed to his father with the
enthusiastic exclamation, "Father, I1
just saw a man as high as a 10-story
building!'* The parent's reply was a
sharp rebuke: '"Son, haven't I told
you a million times not to exagger-
ate?"
There is a slight element of humor
in the story but there is also a truth.
And that is almost the universal dan-;
ger of exaggeration. Of course, there
are multifarious types of this mental
disease and we haves all without doubt
seen many jactu'al examples of it.
Moreover, it is safe to say that we
have all succumbed at one time or
another, some of us suffering only for1
a short lapse of time, others for more
protracted periods.
Enthusiasm is probably one of the
greatest causes of exaggeration and
when we find ourselves in a state of
elation this expansion of a fact or
.facts is almost excusable. The ex-
citement of the moment may throw us
into a somewhat abnormal mental con-
dition and there may be just cause and
reason for 'not adhering strictly to the'
truth.
But whep exaggeration becomes a
habit it should be seriously condemn-
ed, frowned on with decided disap-
proval. There are many people wan-
dering around the city today, unat-
tended by guardians or wardens, who
are continually talking about "the
greatest," "the best," "the most won-
derful," "the most marvelous," "the
meanest," "the lowest," and apparent-
ly all the other extremes in existence.
They are victims, for the most part
of an unfortunate habit, for like a man
-talking in his sleep they know not
what they say. They wander from the'
paths of truth and besides doing them-
selves no good, they often cause
trouble for other people, whom they
may mention in heightened expres-
sions.
siOf cobtk studentatl re Ilot guilty of
this offense, for we aft pride ourselves
o ' fA ekers a t'uths, follow-'
rs of accuracy, devoted supporters of
exa 4 A ?ea lu be all
thes tt ,h~ alt '

B O TH

END

OF

THE

DETROIT UJE LINES
EAST BOUND
Limiteds: 6 a. in., 9:10 a. in. and
every two hours to 9:10 p. mn.
Express: 7 a. in., 8 a in. and every
two hours to 8 p. ma.
Locals: 7 a. in., 8:55 a. m. and
every two hours to 8:55 p. in.,
11 p. m. To Ypsilanti only, 11:40
p. in., 12:2a a. i. and 1:15 a. in.
WEST BOUNDI
Limiteds: 8:47 a. in. and every two
hours to 8:47 p. in.
Express (making local stops): 9:50
a. in. and every two hours to 9:50
p. in.
Locals: 7;50 a. m., 12:10 a. m.

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MEN'S HATS
Hats that were $3.40, Now $3.00
Hats that were $4.00, Now $3.50
Hats-Ihat were $4.50, Now $3.75
Hats that were $5.00, Now $4.25
Hats Cleaned' and Reblocked at
low prices for High-Class Work.
FACTORY HAT STORE
017 Packard St. Phone 1792
(Where D. U. R. Stops at State)
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THE PRESIDENT HAS
SAID 1Il WORD

Long did the legislative bodies and
he country at large wait for the
President to express some of hisI
iews and convictions, and now their
atience has been rewarded Ly having
old to them one of the most straight-
orward of Presidential addresses in
ecent times. A message filled with sin-
erity and firm convictions from be-
;inning to end; one that only a strong
and courageous man would dare make
v'hen one considers the circumstances
inder which it was delivered.
With both houses of Congress
trongly in favor of the soldier's'
onus, the President, without any hint
t modification, stated with emphasis
hat he was decidedly opposed to such
i bonus. An additional financial
train which such an act would inflict
pon the people is the reason he gives I
s the reason for his opposition. In
oing what he has, the President hasj

We Create a Queer Impression'
Europeans entertain curious notions
about life in the United States. It is
true that the-dinema has not become
as general a habit across the Atlantic
as it has on this side. Nevertheless,
many of the weird impressions of
American life which are current on
the other side are derived from Amer-
ican moving. pictures. These movies
feature train robbers, bank holdups,
social scandals, shooting affrays, ex-
citing episodes. in automobile and aer-
oplane and other sensational things.
A stranger observing a number of
American films will reach the concli-
sion, naturally enough, that America
j is a large country entirely surrounded
by "sin and sentiment." It is in-
,habited in the East by unscrupulous.
but enormously successful, business
men, who devote their nights to
squandering in cabarets their ill-got-
ten gains of the day before. In the
West the bad men rob stage coaches
and banks, shoot sheriffs, and talk
sentiment to their favorite -,teeds. The
far North is peopled by bearded
scoundrels, who go there to escape
from the law, to steal mining claimsr
and to menace lonely girls who are
perpetually being snow bound in de-
serted log cabins. The most remark-
able things in the South are Kentucky
feuds, colonels who drink "mint ji1-
eps," and half-breeds who ame mostly
bad.
The "movie" women of America are
notable for the scantiness of their
costumes and for their remarkable
bedrooms-enormouA in size, elabor-
ately decorated, and containing enough
furniture to equip a hotel. Heroes in
America are always just in time and
just naturally stupid. They always
manage to get covered with suspicion
by retaining smoking revolvers, by
shielding convicts, and by assuming
the crimes committed by the worth-
less brothers of the heroines.
On the whole, a stranger judging
from American movies would say that
life in America must be awfully inter-
esting but just a bit strenuous.
Vassar Club to Give Dance

Read TheDaily "Classified" Columns
On and After Sunday, December 9th,
We Are Serving Sunday Dinner
by Reservation
12:30 to 2:30.
Sunday Supper as Usual
5 to 9 P.M.
'Cozy, Corner Tea Room
330 Maynard Street. Opp. Nickels Arcade.
Telephone 996.
-
-- ~Charming new decorative materials and acces-
sores are bringing largely increased Wsnss
Sto our popular drapery department and our,
- --U
work rooms are humming with activity.
- 'a
- U-
To insure getting yourdraperes Wen
wanted we suggest the desirability of naking
selections now. There is a wealth of new-
fabrcs to choose from..
We have 1WAJ P4 6 t ath
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*ifii '1kl % 5 (
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NNHILf UDTOTU
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Sunday, December 9, 4:15 P..
Faculty Concert Series
'P R OG RAM BY .F AC ULT Y
of the University Schooloe usie
Mrs. William Wheeler, Soprano
_ Mrs. Maud Okkelberg, Pianist
tr. Albert Lockwood, Pianist.
No admission charge.
C wdren under 1 g years of age not admitted un ess teyfst
Sf obtain ticets at School of Music
Wednesday, December 12 8 P
CHORAL UNION SERIES
EFREM ZIMBALIST

RENOWNED VIOLINIST.
A Few Tickets for Individual Concerts Available.
.'
Sunday, December 16, 4:1 P..
MESSIAH CONCERT
TH EH IGH SCHOOLGCHORUS a
under the direction of George Oscar Bowen
SOLOISTS--
Mrs. William Wheeler, Soprano2
Miss Doris Howe. Contralto. -

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ail

aken a radical step, for there are
nany throughout the country that feel
hat he has materially injured his
:hances for reelection. Congress
oted in favor of the bonus because it1
hought that in so doing it was acting
s the people wanted it to act; yet'the
President has done his own thinking
n the matter, and what that is, is
nown. Mr. Coolidge has acted with
dmirable independence, and shows a
uality of greatness in this respect.
)ne less firm in his convictions, one'
ent more on pleasing the few "behind
he throne," or one who thought more
f cominm elections, would under no
ircuinstances have done what did
'resident Coolidge. Instead, another
night possibly have favored the bonus
imply to gain an added hold for him-
elf.
The President's message is surpris-
ig in its general makeup. Nowhere
s there a needless use of words. His
rords are short and pointed, and he
nvi Avpr-tlr rhat hp. wishes to sao

'Ihe 1900 Law class has prided itself
up to date on the serenity of its
course. In fact every member of the
class had such brotherly feeling for
each other that one class ticket was
put in the field this fall and was
unanimously elected. But the broth-
erl/ love was broken yesterday and
j henceforth everybody intends to de-
mand his rights. The bone of con-
tention which caused this muss was a
question of who was to pay for the $4
class sweaters that the class football
' team is wearing. Charles Crothers
who is athletic manager of the class
decided that the team, deserved the
sweaters and ordered them, but forgot
to get the required 0. K. to his bill
by the treasurer and president of the
class. Now the latter refuse to 0. K.
the bill, the team has the sweaters and
the class convened for trouble. For
two hours the wrangle continued, wax-
ing warm at times. The class ended
the matter by voting that Mr. Crothers
be sustained in his action so that the
ttnm mau connfnna tow ur ov'OT,

The
smartly cut
overcoat
You'll find it in the Society
Brand Robinhood. A me-
dium weight single-breasted
overcoat, with patch pockets
and a slight flare to the skirt.
It's smart because it's cor-
Srectly cut. And that's also
why it's popular.

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