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ed every morning except Monday
is I'niversity year by the Board in
f StudentPub
rs of Western Conference Editorial
lssociated Press is exclusively en-
the use for republication of all news
scredited to it or not otherwise!
in this paper and the local news pub-
I at the postoffice at Ann Arbor,
as second class matter. Special rate
e granted by Third Assistant Post-
ption by carrier, $3.50; by mail,

should be the point of strongest em-
phasis. Quite often the new men prove
a misfits as the number of broken
pledges so well shows.
The Daily is convinced that some
change In the rushing system is es-
sential if the fraternity system is to
retain its present status. There is'
little reason to advocate more organi-
zations; they will come as the need
is felt. There is every reason to favor
some system in which the fraternity
and the rushee are given equal oppor-
tunity for becoming acquainted be-
fore they affiliate.


Ann Arbor Press Building,
Editorial, 24\ 4 and s76-M;


Telephones 2414 and 176M
editor...............John G. Garlinghouse
ews Editor...........Robert G. Ramsay
Night Editors
eorge W. 'Davisg eo Kruger
rhomas P. Henry John Conradt
9euneth C.Keer onan R. Thali
",arts Editor.......William 11. Stoneman
5unday Editor.,.. .bert S. Mansfieldt
Women's Editor.........Vernea Moran
meusic and 1rams .Robert B. Henderson
L'leraph Editor...William J. Walthourt
ouise arley 1rancis R. Line t
larion Barlow Winfield H. Line 1
Lese S. Bennets :Harold A. 'Moore
Norna Bicknell Carl E. Ohmacer
Ur~ian Boxer William C. PattersonĀ£
Een Hiown lyde XW. Perce, Jr.
Smith cgdy)r.. Andrew E. Propperr
\illaid 1L Crosby Helen S. Ransay
Valentine L. Davies Marie Reedt
ames W. Fernamberg dmarie Sehraudert
~Edrge . Fiske Frrederick H Shillito
oseph o. Gartner C. Arthur Stevens l
Vgr T t oieworth Mariory Sweet
Drothy KEAa }n Frederic Telmos 1
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I abeth Liebermann Herman J. Wise
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P. W. Arnold W L. Mullins
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or n reehling F. . Scoenfeld
C sGray S. . Sinclair
Night Editor-THOS.. P. HENRY, JR.
The decline of fraternal organiza-
tions as a potent influence of Amen-
oan college* life because they have
faied to keep pace numerically with
the Increased enrollmentrinccolleges
and universities. constituiteS the ma-
terial for a recent' article in The
Dearborn Independent. Much time and
many figures are devoted to this as-
pect of the failure of the fraternity
system, the writer failing to appre-
ciate the true purpose of the organiza-
tions and neglecting entirely an angle
of the situation which transcends the
importance of his subject entirely.
The fact that new fraternities have
not been organized quickly enough to
care for the increasing number of
aspirants means nothing. They were
never meant merely to be rooming
hoamses, rand have not attempted -to
care for everyone. However, the ad-
ditlonal fact that they are not select-
ing their men carefully may well be
the signal of approaching ruin.
Anyone who has been through the
rigors and strife of the fraternity
rushing system for more than one
year realizes its defects. Every year
men from leading organisations on the
campus discuss the possibility of re-
form, but so far nothing has come of
i. The dean of men will back any
movement of the kind, but feels that
it is the place of that defunct or-
ganization, the interfraternity council,
to initiate it.
The present method of rushing
freshmen at Michigan is a disgrace to
the system which it represents. Th
aspiring fraternity men are met at
the train, taken to the "house," looked
over for a few hours, and if they wear
good-looking clothes, are athletes,
or have a particularly engaging per-
sonality; they are bid immediately. If
the victims venture to say that they
avould like a little time to think the
matter over, they are either told that
their last chance of becoming a
fraternity man is at hand or they are

given the fourth degree until they ac-
cept, merely to get the matter over
with. This is of course not true of all
fraternities, but the best of them usa
similartactics on a particularly desir-
able man.
The first argument, namely, that
the freshmen will have no chance after
the first, week or so to affiliate with
a fraternal organization is often used
with considerable effect. Freshmen
are gullible creatures and are in-
clined to trust the opinion of their
superiors in age. They do not know
that it is seldom the right type of
man does not have many opportunities
to become a pledge during his fresh-
man. sophomore, and even his junior

Every year the student body is con- c
fronted with what appears to be an i
injustice in the distribution of ticketso
for the major football games of theA
University. They feel that the Athleticn
association first considers the public, I
the alumni and their friends, and givesc
what is left to students'.a
This year is not without its diffi-1
culty. With no reasonable explanation,
the association has decreed that stu-s
dents shall be allowed only one ex-n
tra ticket. Everyone realizes the al-t
most insurmountable task of equitable
distribution of the thousands ofs
tickets, but it seems that years of ex-d
perience would be sufficient to make
this possible in a measure. As it is,c
students are not being treated fairly.
They are entitled to at least two ex-
tl tickets apiece.
The tendency to neglect the studentx
body reflects the spirit in college and
university ath'letics which is most
criticized by educational leaders. Too
much thought is given to the com-
mercial aspect; too little attention is
paid to the promotion of the only
worthwhile feature of such contests-
a spontaneous student spirit occa-
sioned by a real feeling for the team
and school. This can never come while
football games are promoted in such a
way as to enlarge their possibilities
as a spectacle of purely public inter-
est. Students, their family and friends,
and the alumni should be the only per-
sons to whom consideration is given
in the matter of tickets. If any are
left after these have been distributed.
then it is time to think of the general
Rumors are prevalent that the
athletic association gives better tick-
ets to outsiders than it does to those
connected with the University. These
should not be taken seriously until
positive proof can be produced. Those
handling the tickets have a tremen-
dous responsibility and are attempting
to do their best. However, they owe
the student body a definite explana-
tion of the present intolerable sit-
Michigan's debate with Oxford Oct.
8, should and doubtless will occasio'n
the unanimous interest of the stu-
dents and faculty of the University.
The primary object of the series of
engagements which the English team
has scheduled throughout America is
to establish a better relationship .be-
twen the two English speaking na-
tions'. The colleges of the United
States offer the field, and the dis-
cussions of important international
problems offer the means, by which
this desired object may be carried out.
The coming of a foreign team to
Michigan for such a purpose creates
both a privilege and an obligation for
the University.
The three men who have been chos-
en to represent Michigan have, an
obligation indeed, to uphold their
views In a way worthy. of Michigan
and America. The question for debate-
concerns prohibition, an issue on
which the United States and England
have varying views. The opinions
brought out in the discussions be-
tween the teams of the two countries
will receive widespread consideration
abroad as well as here. The fact that
the three Oxford men represent the
three political parties of England and
that one of these debaters is the son
of Great Britian's prime minister will
ten'd to throw a political significance
upon the debate. What the three Mich-
igan representatives say in upholding
America's viewpoint, and the impres-
sion which they make on the Oxford
debaters, will have an indirect, yet
considerable, effect on the creation

of public opinion concerning prohibi-
tion on both sides of the Atlantic.,
The University student body, by
supporting their team, will at the
same time demonstrate, to our foreign
guests the way in which important
questions are considered by American
students. Debating is Oxford's glor-
ious activity; student interest in world
affairs is as much .a part of the old
English college as are its gray tow-,
ers. The quality of Michigan's argu-
ments is up to three men, but the im-
pression which Oxford will gain of a
western university's enthusiasm for
debating and interest in international
problems is up to the student body.
Michigan shall not be behind the score
or more of other colleges which will
entertain the representatives of the
British Emnire.

mphasis of'the necessity for a defi-
nite personality as a prime requisite
or him who would be a "fighter."
Many are the students in American
universities who are willing to follow
he crowd in all things, who are afraid
o air their own opinions. It is the
xeptional student who lives above the
evel of life and takes an interest in
he more worthwhile questions of the,
The most distressing characteristic
of this student of today is his easy
olerance of everything in general and
his failure to take a definite stand on'
the pressing moral and social prob-
ems which confront him. He fails to
comprehend that he is a person, that
t is he who must make the decisions
on the vital matters which affect him.
Among these questions, prohibition
must be considered. Those who drink
n excess take no definite. stand be-
cause in their heart they know they
are wrong. But the real difficulty'
lies in the fact-that those who do not,
violate the Volstead law commit the
serious offense of simply passing the
matter over, of purposely neglecting
to consider an imminent question.
Such occasions as last night's con-:
vocation serve to recall to us, the stu-
dent body of the University of Michi-
gan, that we have definite ideals for
which we must live and fight.

_... .,.


And As For Drama.
Drama, may have a rather failing
time this year, two of its more im-
portant, props being withdrawn. This
is due to the leave of absence granted
Professor Nelson, the director' of

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Masques and the Comedy Club, and
Professor Brumm, the director of the
Junior and Senior Girls Plays for the
two coming terms, by the Regents. As
a result the only charter members
left will be Professor Hollister and
Mr. Mortimer Shuter
In the place of Professor Nelson,
Masques have been fortunate enough
to secure Professor Kenyon of the
Romance Languagesdepartment to
direct their annual production, prob-
ably to be presented sometime in
November at Hill Auditorium as usual.
The director for the annual produc-
tion of the Comedy Club has not yet
been announcd, althought the first of
their ,series of three short programs
in Sarah Caswell Angell Hall will be
presented late in October and will in-
clude "The Man In the Bowler Hat"
by Milne, "A Matter of Husbands" by
Perenc Molnar, and "The Woman Who
Was Acquittted," a Grand Guignol
thriller, the bill was given a private
performance last spring under the
direction of Valentine Davies. The
third program will be, as last year,
two plays never before presented in
this 'country, probably Luigi Piran-
dell's "SiIkan Limes" or Gordon Bot-
tomley's "Gruach."
Professor Hollisters Play Produc-
tion series, naturally, will have more
than a booming year. While the series
has -not been formerly selected at this
time, such works as W. S. Gilbert's
"Sweethearts," Brieux's "The Red
Robe," and Andreyev's "He Who Gets
Slapped" are being considered.
The Michigan Union Opera, Michi-
gan largest dramatic venture to the
extent, say, of fifty thousand dollars,
($50,000), will, of course, be bigger
and surely better than ever before.
The book and lyrics have been writ-

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To the Editor:
An apparently reliable report is
current in Ann Arbor to the effect
that President Marion L. Burton has
approved .a faculty member's protest
against the first editorial in The-Daily
Saturday morning. The particularly
offensive sentence, it seems, was a
warning to freshmen that they would
see much drinking at Michigan and
the professional indictment, as might
have been expected, was based upon
the well-worn plea to safeguard the
fair name of the University.
A majority of the faculty and .stu-#
dents will not, I feel sure, concur in
Dr. Burton's opinion that the deplor-
able liquor situation prevalent here'
can reasonobly be ignored or soft-
pedalled. As a matter of fact, the fail-
ure of prohibition at Michigan is
appalling and this fact is recognized
by all competent observers. All sorts
of forbidden beverages can be ob-
ta ed herewith so little trouble that
it is hard. to believe that efforts are
actially Feing made to rnorce Vt -
st la.. Without suggesting that
'at intoxication is the rule, it
may confidently be affirmed that few
Michigan ,-students -refuse- - a - drink
when it is offered them .and that a
very large number get drunk quite
regularly. When The Daily alludes to
this fact it knows what it I talking
about and furthermore, it has the good
sense to apprehend that few problems
are solved by ignoring them.
These conditions are in no sense-
peculiar to the University of Michigan,
and cannot possibly redound to its dis-
credit because similar problems con-
front University administrators every-
where in this country. Anyone who
thinks that the liquor problem in
Ann Arbor is greatly exaggerated or
that students are rarely drunk is
simply ignorant of the facts. (I use
the word simply in both its meanings.)
Anyone who labors cinder the delusion
that the drinking situation at Mich-
gan is a scandal which must be sp-
pressed at all hazards, is really doing
.the University a great disservice.. This
stupid - and nearsighted policy of at-
tempting to deceive the public as to
the true state of affairs is, let us
hope, about to be thrown into the dis-
card. H. C. L. '25.-
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have been placed wooden busts of
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En the part of the- building on
South University avenue, the living
quarters, there are three stories ex-
cept for the tower, with its four main
columns, where there are five stories
in -all. Small entrances to each of the
sections lead in from the quadrangle,
Entrance to it is made either through'
the main State street doorway, or
through three passageways on South
University. Sections D and E are
gained by entrance ways in the arch
under the tower.

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ten by Donald Snyder, ex-member of
the late Sunday Magazine, and, among
other things, candidate for the Rhodes
Scholarship. The plot, as usual, is kept
a secret until the opening night along
in December when you urged to find
it. However, it has been promised that
it will havetnothing to do with the
campus and its local =color.
The Plrayer's Club rather proudly
lets it be known that ever since "The
Dover Road" it has had a renaissance.
It hopes to present the first program
of toe year about the second or third
week in October, probably with an all-
Shaw bill including "HoW-He Lied To
Her Husband" arid "The Man of -
Destiny." Later in the year they mriay
present as their long play Shaw's
"Arms and the Man" or even better,
that best of all modern farces "You
Never Can Tell.'
The, Ypsilanti Players it gives us
all, as they, say, a very pleasure to
let you know they tare so far from
dead that they have added another
subscription evening to each of their
five programs-making seven in all, 1
should judge-and secured the ser-
vices of Paul Stevenson, lately as-
sociated with Same Hume and Maurice
Browne, as an assistant director.
-Fromp the slightly lesser fry, such
as Mummers and the rhetorical Dodos,
nothing has been heard, as the copy
hurries to press. Doubtless, however,
both will have their seasons, and it
may even be possible that -the Dodos-
the Ann Arbor Playmakers,' I should
say-will build themselves a new
theatre from the proceeds they were
supposed .to coin out of "The Grey
MOUSe " .
Finally, there are The Puppeteers, a
marionette organization composed of
Harry Burnett, Foreman Brown, and
Elwood Fayfield-and, it need not be
added, their sundry puppets. They
have had as their second summer tour,
a very successful trip through the
Michigan summer resorts which in-
cluded Charlevoix, Mackinac, North-
port- Point, and Saugatauck, 1as well
as a - delightful performance in the
Mimes Theatre under the auspices of
the Women's League.
Mr. Brown is teaching this year in
the North Carolina Female Seminary,
but the other two members of the
company will continue to visit near-by
towns this .winter, and they are even
planning a tour to England in the
summer or, if not to Gloucester, Eng-
land, at least to Gloucester, Massa-
The Prince of Wales consented to
act half an hour for the movie men,
reading, talking, and smoking before
the camera. We wonder if he would
have ridden horseback, on request.
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