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older men to make room for younger
engineers. He explains that this is-the
reason for the present publicity which
has created an articial demand for
men in this profession.
Turning to the situation in the
oriental countries, according to John
Wellington Finch, mining geologist
and engineer, of Denver, who has just
completed an exhaustive survey of the
Far East, there is very little oppor-
tunity for any surplus supply , of.
American engineers to find a profit-
able outlet for their abilities in these
countries. The investigation revealed
that until American capital is willing
to enter the Far East in Turkey,
China, Siberia, Siam and Persia,
4japan is entirely independent of out-
side aid at the present time,) graduates
of the engineering colleges of the
United States have no opening there
for their talents.
A large employer of engineering
graduates is reported to have made
the statement that 90 per cent of the
work is of such a nature that it can bej
acceptably done by young men with
little or no experience, provided with
a good technical education. In the
face of such a situation, many en-I
gineer go out into the field only to be4
given some simple task to perform
for which they are paid accordingly.
There seems to be but one plausable
solution for the problem, one which
is suggested by Mr. Barbour and has
to do with the policies of the engineer-
ing schools. He advocates that these
institutions require more of their grad-
uates thus limiting the number who
shall be graduated. A broader course,
Including two years or more of prere-
quisite literary work, would make
the men more highly educated and
thus more able to command the higher
executive positions in the field. Along
with the tendency to increase the
amount of literary work in every other
professional field, the engineer must
eventually fall in line with a similar

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Boy it isn't very often that Cowles.i
dictates his rolls-you know that, 1
don't you boy? Well when he does,
boy, it's a column! Don't you forget
. *
Hot dog said Rodney, leaping light-
ly over the garden wall. ,
He was a tall, slender youth of
some seventeen summers, and beingf
the eldest was the natural leader of
the party. What party, you say, gentleI
The party, dear friends, was still'
on the other side o' the garden wall.
Who was the boy in the back of the
room that said 'That's the way with
parties'? Speak up, sir!
Well pretty soon the rest of the
party came over. (Rodney had whistled
thrice-that's how they knew it was
O K and they should come ahead.)
Rodney wheeled. "Follow me," he
muttered archly, and tiptoed toward
the old Dutch Colonial house in the
The T-Muggins' were just finishing
dinner. Mr. Leopold T-Muggins care-
fully wiped the banana souffle from
his weary moustacheand said to his
wife "Is' there anything more, my
"There is not, Mr. T-Muggins," re-
plied his faithful spouse. "It seems to
me that you might stop asking that
question after you have downed the
dessert and coffee," she added gently.
"Very well, my love," said Mr. T-
Muggins, pushing his chair back from
the rich mahogany table. The happy
couple walked into the salon-arm
in arm. They 4id not bill and coo on
the way, as another couple might have
done under the same circumstances.
They each faced straight to the front,
and preserved such a strict dignity of
countenance as to deceive the butler
into thinking they were putting on a

TONIGHT: Ruth St. Denis with the
Denishawn Dancers in tile Whitney
theater at S:15 o'clock.
* * *
Tuesday evening at the Metropolitan
and Wednesday at the Auditorium the
American opera curtain was rung up.
In New York the performance was
Verdi's grand-manner stage-prop,
"Aida," and in Chicago there was theE
equally verbose "La Gioconda" ofj
Ponchielli, the first with Matzenauer,'
Martinelli, and Elizabeth Rethberg,
the second with Rosa Raisa, Cesare
Formichi, and Antonio Cortis.
The opening week in New York,
with all its romantic scramble among
the artists for leading roles, will in-
clude "Tannhaeuser" with Jeritza-
always such a dull extravaganzya,
"Boris Godunoff" with Chaliapin,
"Tosca" with Jeritza and Scotti, "La
Giocanda" with Easton, and "Romeo
et Juliette" with Bori.
The same days will present "Tosca"
in Chicago with Claudio Muzio, "Le
Prophete" with Louise Homer and
Charles Marshall, "Aida" with Rosa
Raisa, and "Lucia di Lammermoor"
with the highly heralded debut of Toti
Dal 1 loite. Both the divine Mary
and the even grdater Fyodor are evi-
dently being held as climaxes for the
succeeding weeks.
It is all very strange, the continued,
increasing popularity of this semi-
art. Grand opera is often dramatically
impossible, its audiences are shame-
lessly impolite and vulgar, the actualI
production, especially at the Metro-
politan in the last few years, is nextf
to the ridiculous, and against the
wonderful, half extravagant music
there is the highly inartistic com-
mercialization of the various artist's
Contrasting this, however, there is
something very fascinating about the
entire system: the frothy guad of the
diamondl horsehoe. the glitter and

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Large numbers of first year men are
now attending freshman group meet-
ings, the purpose of which is "to fost-
er a greater class spirit and to fur-
nish activity for the yearlings." In
an institution such as Michigan the
former of these two aims is admir-
able, the latter questionable, consid-
ering that this activity is biased and
entirely confined to athletic activity.
The University of today is too large.
Everyone admits this lamentable fact,4
but no one has yet found a sure means
of discouraging the hundreds who
seek education with little preparation
of the proper sort and less desire for
"learning." With the huge freshman
classes of each succeeding year an
attempt is made by the Union to foster
some sort of spirit which will pro-
mote unity. These have met with a
varying degree of success, usually
starting with a burst of youthful en-
thusiasm and gradually pining away
into second semester oblivion.
There is a question, however, wheth-
er or not these group organizations
4nd their leaders represent what at
least should be the ideal conception of
University life. There is .too much
anxiety that the freshman have some
"activity," too little thought of some-
thing which will encourage them to
devote themselves to their studies.
The average freshman will do well if
he obtains good grades in his courses.
His time should be devoted to that. It
is for that reason that he is excluded
for the first semester from work on
the student publications..
Just incidently it is rather peculiar
that freshmen are permitted to play
football and exhaust themselves phys-
ically so as to incapacitate themselves
for serious work while they are not
permitted to take part 'in any activity
which would provide an intellectual
stimulus. Not that they should be per-
mitted to work on publications-no
one desires that. But why should they
play football so hard? Instead of
worrying ourselves concerning ways
of interesting first semester freshmen
in outside activity, the Union, the
Athletic association, and any other
campus activity should be concerned
with their gaining the proper sense of
proportion and balance. They should
learn to emphasize scholastic achieve-
ment as well as athletic ability.
There are too many engineers in
America. Oriental nations are not an
attractive field for United States en-


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THiNKERS! S cglamor of the singers' personalities;
Recently, Ann Arbor was honored e had they left the dining above all, the barker lure of every-f
RecetlyAnnArbo wa honredroom when the French window opened
by the visit of Prof. Irving Fisher, at the west end of the room-and thing that is artificial in the theateri
who, in the opinion of the writer, Rodney entered noiselessly. With equal brought to its most enchanting per-
presented a strong case for the League silence he unfastened the Italian andI fection.
of Nations,. Scarcely had this distin- Walloon' windows, and admitted a
guished economist and League-Ad- crony through each. Then they quietly A" THE THIEF OF BAGDA "
vocate departed from our midst ere th A review, by Clarice Tapson.
Professor.Hobbs raised a dismalsr "The Thief of Bagdad" is stoppingI
Professor ~~~~Rodney issued crisp, orders. "You, i eri o iet xii h
clamor as to the accuracy of Professor Jacques, stand there. He indicated Detroit for a ime to exhibit the
Fisher's remarks about. Theodore with a slim finger the door to the very last word in sublimated magic.
Roosevelt and the League. On the heels pantry. .,You, Henri, stand there." Beginning with a miraculous rope
of the Hobbs sophistry came Mrs. He rointed to the door leading into which hangs very solidly on nothing,it
Corrinne Roosevelt Robinson (empha- the spacious entrance hall. shows us everything that was in the I
sis on the Roosevelt, please!) who also With deft hands he whisked open the wildest dreams of the "Scherazade"
denied her brother's ever having ap- drawer of the sideboard. Selecting and a much more.
proved the League even in principle. with care and swiftness, he slipped In the Cavern of thle Enchanted
The climax was admirable: A Fresh- piece after piece into the pocket of Trees, a tree turns to a man and back
man, "R. G. '28" with Senecan flourish his dinner jacket. (Sure he had on again in the conventional twinkling
of rhetoric for rhetoric's sake, regard- a dinner jacket. They all did.) Then, of a second; the Valley of Fire, mostF
less of the subject matter, presented laying his finger aside of his nose, and gorgeous of screen spectacles, glowers
his view! giving a nod, he led his men away and flames against the hero's assaults;
I should like to submit that this through the French, Italian and Wall- an idol so big a man can stand withinI
whole discussion of "What-Roosevelt- oon windows. (I bet you thought he its eye and extract the eyeball juggles'
thought-of-t.he-League" is nonsense. was going up the chimney, didn't the impending destiny with its magic
What, may I ask, do we care as to you?) crystal; all these and more fuse into ;
Roosevelt's opinion on the League? * * * the romance of this, startlingly imag-
It is You that are important and the Gee that's a good story! I doubt if inative fantasy.
question is: What do You think about anybody understands it though. You The magic apple that brings the
the desirability of our entering such think those guys are ordinary crooks? dead princess to life, the invisible
an association? After all, was not Not in dinner jackets they aren't or- cloak that permits the Thief to dash
Roosevelt a human being and fallible? I1dinary crooks! If you think they are in and out quite unseen by his adver-
Will you deify him? Was he a god? you're wrong. saries, the magic chest from which
A demi-god? A quarter-god? Has an- You think they're tony crooks? Like he takes all manners of things-
cestral worship set in firmly once Raffles, the amateur cracksman? Well, horses, armies, gowns, food-all form
more? Is the hand of the dead to guide you might think that on account of the woof of the final magic, always
us in the new conditions, new prob- the tuxedoes etc., and on account of magic, carpet that bears the lovers to
.ems that confront us? Professor two of them having French names. their necessary happiness.
Hobbs, that great American whom you And on account of Rodney wheeling
idolize and worship would give you once back there. Tony crooks are all NOVfMBEiR 12
little thanks for your attempt to the time wheeling. Still, he didn't The Player's Club, the new Player's
deify him. Mr. Roosevelt would spurn turn on his heel, at that. Club, will give its first program for
you, and he is the splendid, red- The fact is they're just borrowing its members Wednesday evening, No-
blooded American that most of us t the silver for a bachelor dinner. You bvember 12, in Sarah Caswell Angell
carry in our hearts. know what they are, don't you? They hall. The production will be little
If ye will a god, why not Christ? have 'em in the movies. No. not in all Imore than an impromtu performance,




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For guidance in this matter we can
safely look to Him. Not a word have
I heard during the entire absurd con-
troversy as to what Christ has to say.
And ye are Christians? Bear in mind
that our whole civilization trembles,
and sways toward chaos-it seems to
crumble slowly but surely to ruin.
Must a period of retrogression set In,
once more and "men shall learn wis-
dom by affliction schooled?" 'Tis the
provincal mind that lacks Faith, notI
only in the League but in Jesus
Christ. Mrs. Robinson made political
capital of the G. 0. P. (Grand Oil.
Party) when she too threw the league
into the political arena. She might
have suggested some of the teachings
of Christ as a background for the
thoughts of the American people ere
they came to a conclusion as to wheth-
er or not we should enter the League.'
If Hobbs had been at Belleau Wood
or in the Argonne Forest 1917-1918,
he would, I venture to say, have a dif-
ferent attitude toward the League.
"R. G. '28" was in swaddlings then

the movies, but in most of them. When
the girl says she won't marry the
fella unless he promises to get on the
wagon and he always say sure, I'll
get on the wagon, I'll never touch an-
other drop, why then it's always the
bachelor dinner he gets drunk at.
He doesn't INTEND to get drunk
when he gives the dinner. He's always
planning to stay just as sober as sober,
and then all the fellas get tighter
than you know what, and they all
laugh at him, and sick the chorus
girls on him with drinks, and then
pretty soon his disappointed rival
says Ha ha, you're scared! You're'
skayered! Little boy doesn't dast to
take a drink!
And then the hero picks up a bottle
of Charles Heidsieck 1914 and empties
it a gulp. Then pretty soon his collar
gets twisted somehow and his hair
gets mussed and he finds himself mug-
ging a chorus girl and then he slaps
his girl's brother one in the ear. The
next day his girl's brother is dead and
he gets blamed for it and flees.

mainly to select its active members.
This, of course, entails something
of an explanation. Dr. Moore of the
Engineering faculty, the faculty spon-
sor for the club, has fomulated the
policy of selective membership. All
students are eligible to the organiza-
tion, as well as faculty members or
townspeople interested-upon pay-
ment of the conventional fee. There
will be another group, however, some
ten or twenty active members, very
exceptional and, according to the
theory, very talented.
The former policy of an indiscrimi-
nate production of five or six pro-
grams a year, finished or unfinished,
generally the latter, of course, and
afflicting the long-suffering 'public
until at last it will positively suffer
no more has been preemptorily dis-
continued-the idea of killing the
golden goose is a little too much of a
bad thing.
Instead, there will be but one pub-
lic production a year of some full-
length play with the principle parts


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