THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1925
Night Editor-GEORGE W. DAVIS
660 - MEN - 600I
To the disappointment of many, the
proposed amendment to the constitu-
tion of the Union failed to get the
two-thirds majority, requisite for its
passage at the meeting of members of
the Union Tuesday evening. The fact
that the measure lost by so small a
margin, indicating clearly that the
majority favor its underlying princi-
ple, makes the defeat all the more re-
Notwithstanding this, much was
gained by the meeting. For the first1
time in several years a fairly repre-
sentative group of members - more
than 600-gathered for a discussion
of the problems of Michigan's great-1
est institution. Men on the campus1
are prone to overlook the signific-
ance of the Union in their daily life
and to forget that they owe in re-
turn at least an aggressive interesti
in it9 activities. Occasions like the
recent meetings serve to arouse the
students from their lethargy. The
spirited debate Tuesday night ndi-n
cated that fundamentally each man
has the interest of the institution at
heart though he may use devious
methods of expressing his feelings.
which of these South American coun-
tries should control the area knownj
as Tacna-Arica is one of nearly a cen-
tury's duration. During the past fiftyj
years battle after battle has been:
fought between the two peoples with;
no definite conclusion resulting. I
The task of furnishing the umpire1
for the settlement of the controversy
was inherited by President Coolidge
and Secretary of State Kellogg from1
the Harding-Hughes administration.
The intense interest of the late Presi-
dent Harding in the promotion of
peace and understanding throughout
the western hemisphere led him to
suggest the present means of arbitra-
in Rnh Par d C (hila finnl :l
of his style, he is as much a con-
formist as the rest of us, but his con-
forming is several years late. If yell-
ing acros the Union ball room, "Hey
Brown, Mary is here," is another ex-
ample of his theory, I rejoice I am a
member4of the "flock."
In conclusion, I would add to his
suggestion, concerning the finding of
sheep, that it is not necessary to
travel far to see the proverbial ass,
for we still have few on the campus.
One of the Sheep.
THE DAILY'S DAILY MISTAKES
To the Editor:
I have a suggestion to make to you
With all due respect to Mr. John-
son as a student and a worker, I
can concede him but little honor for
securing personal publicity by con-
demping his own associates.
Very truly yours,
H. G. S., '23.
and- Narcissus bulbs
ton. botnr eru anani e n naiy as editor of The Daily. It is that you
agreed to accept whatever award he start a Critic's Column called "The
should deem just; but before he was Daily's Daily Error in English" (or
able to effect it death stepped in and some other equally appropriate name).
the case became one of the many in- I am fully convinced that, if 'you can
heritances of President Coolidge. find a student with a thorough ground-
Before his resignation, however, ing English and a vein of humor that
Secretary Hughes wrote the award re- he could use for the most part in
cently announced by the President headings such a column would be a
along with the selection of General great success. Any reader would be
Pershing as the official American um- eligible to send in criticisms, but they
pire, whose duty it is to oversee the would have to be up to date, not
plebiscite in which the people of the more than two or three days old at
disputed area are to select the coun- most.
try under whose soverignty they wish I am not thinking of a "roaster's"
to be. Then comes the note from the column, but rather of kindly playful
Peruvian government, strenuously ob- criticism. Horace speaks of "telling
jecting to the proposed method of ad- the truth with a smile." I venture to
justment. say that such a column would cause
The note accuses Chile of using un- student reporters to brush the cob-
fair means to influence the outcome of webs from their grammars'*(provided
the plebiscite not only by the import- they have such books). We need
taion of Chilean laborers into the "Good English Years," not "Good
province to vote for her cause but English Weeks."
also by the intimidation of any citi- An error illustrative of what I mean
zens favorably inclined toward Peru. occurs on page six of today's issue.
Furthermore, it demands that the Un- In column two it is stated that "The
ited States send troops into the dis- club (Blue Key Club) is a prototype
trict to be in charge during the time of the original organization at Cor-
of the vote. nell." The writer means "counter-
The case becomes an almost unsolv- part." A Daily error is the
able delemma, with but two apparent use of the word "following" as a pre-
alternatives, neither of which promises position. This mistake is even more
to bring about a satisfactory adjust- frequent in metropolitan papers, so
ment. As it stands, Peru will be op- that The Daily has plenty of bad
posed to the plebiscite unless Amer- company.
ican troops are sent to Tacna Arica, This suggestion will doubtless seem
while, if this demand be acceded to, chimerical to you on first considera-
Chile's resentment would be aroused. tion, but I should be willing to wager
Obviously, the whole trouble lies in that, if it is cleverly carried, other
the fact that neither of the two are university dailies would soon be con-
willing to allow the United States' ducting similar columns. Here is an
representative to settle the dispute opportunity for The Michigan Daily
and, until they do, the case is prac- to be a pioneer.
tically hopeless. If you publish this communication,
please be sure that the proof-reading
1 is accurate, so that I may not be the
CAMPUS OPINION first victim of my own suggestion.
Anonymous communications will be Since the day when Phalaris roasted
disregarded. The names of communi-
.ants will. however, he regarded as (not slang) the maker of the famous
confidential anon request. brazen bull, many men have been the
initial victims of their own inventions.1
THE SENIOR BENCIIES Respectfully,
To the Editor Engene S. MacCartney.
. The senior benches flanking the diag-
onal walk near the engineering arch PROHIBITION
yesterday presented a scene which, To the Editor:
besides reflecting, a,lack of common In your issue of March 31, you at-
sense, was a disgrace to the campus I tribute to me the unadorned state-
at large. ment, "prohibition has failed." So far
All the women coming to classes as I am informed on the subject, I
along this walk were forced to -run a! infer that we are in no position to
gauntlet of embarrassing inspection draw absolute conclusions. What I
and insulting comment from the group did say was as follows. I was dis-
of juniors and seniors who comprised cussing the impossibility of a philoso-
the assembly. phy of history based an analogy from
When the senior benches cannot natural law, and I put the question:
serve a more useful purpose than pro- If you could have forecast the ef-
viding a stage for such a low down fects as you can forecast an eclipse,
form of amusement it is time that they would you have tackled the drink pro-
be removed. Needless to say no self- blem in the manner in which you did?
'respecting student would retain the Would you have chosen an amend-
same attitude if the woman passer-by ment to the Constitution as the best
should happen to be his own sister or way of dealing with it?
friend. R. M. Wenley.
Franklin A. Everett, '25E,
Ludlow F. Beach, '25E, A CLIPPING
Leo J. Poitre, '25E, To the Editor:
Orville W. Reed, '25E, This is just a brief comment upon
Leo J. Nowicki, '25E, the attached story clipped from this
R. A. Hiss, Jr., '25E. morning's Free Press.
Knowing Mr. Johnson as I do, his
THLE PIIOTERBIIIAIASS st rreminds me of a comment upon
TONIGHT: The Students' Recital at
8 o'clock in the Recital hal of the
Echool of Music.
TONIGhT: The Ann Arbor Play-
makers present "The Clearing House"
at 8:15 o'clock in the Playhouse on
* * *
A review, by Robert Ramsay.
There is only one indeterminate line
which separates hokum from mysti-
cism and forms a barrier past which
only the most skillful writers venture,
past which, one who is only intel-
ligent, must never go.
Mysticism, haziness, uncertainty,
doubt, fear, are the materials with
which Sutton Vane deals; the finished
product, as it is finally presented, is
hokum. "Outward Bound" depends
on too artifical a subject to be sin-
cere; its stock in trade is an appeal
to a religious superstition reminiscent
of Conan Doyle, its effect of unreality
so forced, that it cannot be accepted
in the front rank of plays.
There are certain themes closed by
their very nature to the dramatist.
Death and its aftermath, if there is
that interval, or interlude, or what
you will, cannot be represented on the
stage. The dramatist faces an em-
larrassing task when he tries to
fasten to things of the spirit, to emo-
tions of religious fear, a form that is,
to say the least, of the earth, earthy.
There is a spirit is man that laughs
at the cheapness of the representation
of death; there is a dignity in man
that is revolted at the impudence.
Were I deeply religious, I would be
shocked; as I am genially tolerant, I
pity the poor taste of the playwright
who does not know where to stop.
Had Stton Vane closed his play with
the simple prayer of the clergyman,
he would been saved the risk of a rank
anti-climax even at the risk of exceed-
ing triteness; instead, he dragged into
his play of unreal things, a spirit of
realism, of such extreme worldliness
as to drive it to such a point that
even the most gullible could not ac-
As Comedy Club presents the play it
is extremely well done; my quarrel is
not with the players; their work with
a poor vehicle is tremendous. It fails
because, basically, the play is wrong.
It is too obviously forced. Such an
idea would never have been possible
but for the schooling of the movies,
Sir Oliver Lodge and Marie Corelli,
interesting in themselves, but scarce-
ly, of vital importance in the produc-
tion of a great play.
TrE GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
Tomorrow evening at eight o'clock
the University Girls' Glee Club will
broadcast for the second time this
year from Station WWJ, Detroit News.
Twenty girls will make the trip with
their director, Miss Nora Crane Hunt
of the University School of Music.
The program will include the follow-
a. To Dum ..............."Culture"
b. Laudes Atque Carmina ..Stanley
c. Goddess of the Inland
Seas .................. ..Peters
d. My Girl at Michigan........
a. Forget Me Not . ............ Hahn
b. The Goblins..............Parks
Glee Club Quartet
a. Goin' Home............. Dvorak
(Soloist, Virginia Hobbs)
b. Fly, Singing Bird ..........Elgar
(Obligato by Eunice Northrup and
a. By the Waters Minnetanka..
(Obligato by Jeanette Emmens)
b. A Birthday .............. Cowan
"Junior Girls' Play" Songs
a. Love Lives but for a Day
Miss Dorothy Waldo.
b. Phi Upon Dates
b. College Days............. Moore!
c. When Night Falls Dear......
d. Alma Mater................
e. The Yellow and Blue .... Gayley
Accompanist: Miss Gwendolyn Wil-
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It would be well if some such gath- To the Editor:
ering could be called every year. Cer- Now what has Johnson to sell?
tainly there are plenty of problems Whatever it may be, it should go big
that could be discussed in just such with his successful publicity at our ex-
a manner. One of the primary func- pense. I admire his scholastic attain-
tions of the Union should be the en- ments, but not his method of obtaining
couragement of open discussion of publicity.
matters which vitally effect the stu-' Did any one deny that it w as .John-
dent body. There has been so far son's privilege to wear a bat-wing
little opportunity for such a unifying collar? Is he certain, as his conclu-
influence to function. sions imply, that the students werel
The proposed amendment to the laughing at just the wing collar? In
constitution is not a dead issue. It short, I fail to see that his "experi-
effects too vitally the future of the ment," or his communication to The
Union to I* cast aside indefinitely. Daily added anything beneficial to ther
Much has, already been accomplished general opinion concerning college
by a submission to discussion and students.
vote. even more can be done to pro- I It is to be inferred that he would
mote interest in the Union by future have each person dress differently
open 'forums on this and other ques- with some degree of originality in
tioits of equal importance. style, instead of all following a uni-
form style of clothing selected chiefly
A COOLIDGE INHERITANCE j by the large tailoring firms. WhatJ
The principle of the arbitration of an exorbitant price we wuld have to
disputes between individuals, groups pay for individually made and per-
of individuals, and nations is one of sonally designed clothes. Moreover,
the great idealistic developments of it is an exaggeration to state that
the age. It involves, however,, as a the student body in general take up
primary requisite, the willingness of every passing fad. Comparatively
the two opposing forces to submit few wore red neck-ties, and only a'
completely the disposition of the case comparatively few wear golf knick-
into the hands of a disinterested and ers on the campus. The fact that
unbiased judge. This holds true in the general trend of clothing follows
international controversaries as well a more or less uniform style is not
a famous English author of the early
nineteenth century, delivered by a
professor in one of Michigan's Eng-
lish literature classes:
"He condemned his times but
failed to live above them."
9s for likening college students to
sheep, if Mr. Johnson could be in-:
duced to remove himself from the
realm of the oratorical, dramatic, and
self-satisfied long enough to gain a
glimpse of the great open country, he
might discover that in every group of
individuals, there are always a few
leaders and many followers. If Mr.
Johnson were able to mingle with rep-
resentative students of Michigan, he!
would soon find that the sheep-like!
tendency is no more marked there
than it is in his own town of Louis-
ville, or in any other community
where groups of individuals are band-
ed together for the purpose of exist-
If you are interested in observing
young men so engrossed in the study
of their own minds, and pet theories,
and book knowledge, that they lose
complete contact with the fundament-
als of society, visit nn 'rbor. It may
be more difficult to find them than
to find the "sheep," but they exist
nevertheless, and are largely re-
sponsible for the opinion which ex-
in th e eart of etrot
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MARCUS L. FREUD, President.
At Elizabeth Street East
The Detroit Dodge plant has been
sold for $105,000,000. Now is the timeI
for all fallen financiers to tell about
the time "way back in 1900" or so
when they had a chance to buy Dodge
stock for a few dollars-and didn't.