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'moft FOUR


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Night Editor-LEONARD C. HALL
Year afteryear the campus is con-


And the system seems equally bad
from the standpoint of the man who
is already in the fraternity. He is
forced to return to school early, and
to devote much of the time at the be-
ginning of the year which should
rightfully be given to his personal af-
fairs to the business of rushing. Added
to this personal inconvenience on the
part of the members is the additional
expense of intensive rushing. Most
fraternities work on more or less
close financial margins, and this added
expense is anything but welcome.
This last matter, fraternity finances,
has been advanced as ont of the most
potential arguments for intensive
rushing during registration week and
the first week of school. Many houses
maintain that it is absolutely neces-
sary to their continued existence that
they pledge freshmen at the outset of
the college year. At present this may
be true, but the necessity for early
pledging could surely be overcome in
a period of a year or two.
The present system is fair neither
'to the freshman nor to the fraternity.
There is no doubt but that a change
is necessary and vital, and that if this
change is not made by the fraternities
themselves, it may not be many years
before the matter is taken out of
their hands. Some remedy must be
found for the situation, and found be-
fore that movement which was started
last year gains too much headway and
forces the postponing of fraternity
pledging for a semester, or even a
Conditions at present do not seem
to warrant a change of such moment,
and such a change, all at one time,
would probably play havoc with the
fraternities, but since the present
system has brought matters to the
point where a change is essential,
some type of deferred pledging must
be accepted.
In order to make any change, and
carry on any new system success-
fully, a strong central organization
will be necessary, an organization
that will be able to enforce rules ir-
respective of individual houses. But
such an organization could be built
up, everything necessary could and
would be done were the fraternities
willing to cooperate. And that co-
operation is bound to come when they
realize that only by adopting some
method of deferred rushing can the
present position of fraternities on the
campus be maintained.
Three of the largest of the western
universities resume their activities
this month under the direction of new
presidents. Dr. Clarence Cook Little,
of the University of Michigan, Glenn
Frank, of the University of Wisconsin,
and Dr. Max Mason, of the University
of Chicago, will take control of their
respective institutions during the
same month.
Three distinct types of leadership
are offered by these men, selected
from the educators of America to di-
rect the growth and expansion of the
centers of learning of three neighbor-
ing states. They were taken from
varied fields to assume their new du-
ties, are possessed of widely divergent
qualifications, and will bring three
distinct attitudes to their new work.
Dr. Little is the administrator. A
graduate of Harvard, he has assisted
in the administration of that college,
the Carnegie Institute of Experimen-
tal Evolution, and for the past three
years, the University of Maine, where
he was president. He earned a repu-
tation in the East of being "not only
an educator with far-seeing vision,
but an executive in business manage-
ment." He has been trained in uni-
versity administration as well as in

the distribution and advancement of
learning. That, in the opinion of the
committee which selected him, must
have been the prime requisite for the
President of the University of Mich-
Glenn Frank is the journalist and
student of the theory of university
problems. As editor of the Century
magazine, he wrote and studied the
present situation of American univer-
sities, having for a background four
years spent as assistant to the presi-
ident of Northwestern university, his
Alma Mater. At the 1924 commence- !
ment exercises here he delivered the
principal address, speaking on the
relation of a state university to the
state itself. He is an educational
theorist and at Wisconsin he will have
the opportunity to advance the
theories which he has championed
and to prove them practical in actual
experience. That was the type of man
needed at Madison, as exemplified in
the choice made necessary by the re-
tirement of their president.
Dr. Mason, who left the faculty of'
the University of Wisconsin, which
was his Alma Mater, to assume con-
trol at Chicago, is the scientist and
scholar. He has spent his life in
teaching his favorite subjects, mathe-
matics and mathematical physics.
During the war he achieved fame
through his invention of submarine
detection devices. Thus far he has

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This morning our attention has
been called to the burning question of
the hour.-Football. We can't re-
member just what called our atten-
tion to it, but nevertheless we un-
covered some facts which we think
the public ought to know. A vast ma-
jority of thesefacts we foundin our
For instance on.the sports page we
find that: "Coaches Wilt Hold Secret
Practice." Now there is something-
We have often heard of the team hold-
ing secret practices but, when the
coaches get to doing that means
something! It means a lot of things,
in fact. Its meaning is so obvious,
however, that we do not feel free to
take up our space or your time in any
further discussion.-Besides it's se-
Another thing of interest is this new
rule about a blocked kick. The de-
scription of it which was given, was
a bit muddled, we fear, so out of the
kindness of our heart we looked it up
and this is how it goes:
If a kick be partially blocked before
it reaches the line of scrimmage by
either side (or the middle) and there-
after crosses or does not cross- the
line of scrimmage and is recovered
by a player on the other side or this
side the ball shall be played as
though the blocking has not occurred
and it had been recovered by the
other side, unless it has been touched
by a player on the kicking side. This
eans that if a player on theother side
blocks the kick on or before the first
of May, we mean the line of scrim-
mage it counts as if neither side had
kicked and is a free hall for both or
either side, unless it hits a man be-
fore crossing the line in which case
it is played just as if the player had
touched the ball instead of the ball
the player.
One can easily see what a radical
effect this will have on the end runs
this season.
* * *
Thus reads an unsigned ad in a lo-
cal newspaper (see above for name
of paper). Now we don't want to say
anything, but that looks to us like
those foxy B. and G. boys again!
We gather that some one else is
making paths on the Campus and
they are jealous. Plerhaps that ex-
plains why the old stamping ground
is so torn up these days. It looks to
us as if some other gang in the neigh-
borhood decided that if the B. and G.
boys could make the new paths on the
capus they could., We wonder which
gang is which. We also wonder why
the old reliable ones didn't just go up
to the new invaders and say, "You get
away from here, this is our campus,
if you want to make paths go find a
campus 9f your own." We are sure
that their sense of fair play would
have come to the fore and fixed things
up long ago. Personally, we don't be-
lieve in this subtle kind of propa-
* * *M
My Dear Toby:-
We have just been thinking that
we ought to contribute a little poem,
small "L" (Hey, cut that out!) We
got the inspiration from hearing one
of the boys singing the "Daisy" song,
and of course Toby, you know the
"Daisy" song. Well, it goes "Daisy
long, long trail awinding," etc. That's
where we got the inspiration from,
and now for the poem:
Hotsy Totsy'
Tweedle dee dee
If dresses go higher

I'm sure of one "E"
-West Side Henry.
To which we might reply:
Hotsy Totsy
Tweedle dee dum
If you get an "E"
You must be dumb.
We just found out that those 5
whatchamacallems at the Maj really
do dance upside down. Funny no one

Prof. 0. J. Campbell has just an-
nounced the definite engagement of
Richard Brinsley Sheridan's "The
Rivals" with Mrs. Fiske as Mrs. Mala-
prop and Chauncey Olcott, Lola Fish- I
er, and Tom Wise in the surrounding
cast for Friday evening, October 30,
in the Whitney theatre.
The production is under the man-
agement of Hugh Tyler, who is also
to present an all-star cast in "The
School for Scandal" this season, and
was scheduled to appear in Ann Ar-
bor last spring when it was cancelled
on account of a booking conflict. Un-
less the actors die between now and
the thirtieth of October, however,
"The Rivals" will absolutely appear
here under the local management of
the Michigan Theatre League.
The engagement, .of course, will be
one of the high lights of the season.
Mrs. Fiske, herself, is among the
greatest artists now on the American
stage, the past master of a technique
that is both sophisticated and conti-
nental. Her last appearance in Ann
Arbor was in an erotic melodrama
called "The Dice of the Gods." The
play was a prompt failure in New
York, but her characterization as the
half-mad dope-fiend was a very mas-
terpiece of nervous passion.
While the present company has not
yet appeared in New York, it insti-
tuted something very like a triumphal
procession through the country last


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fronted with, the seemingly eternal
problem of fraternity rushing. Men
' return to school a week and some-
times two weeks before registration
in order to prepare to "rush the
freshmen off,'their feet. And it is in
this very thing that we find- the great-
est trouble with our present system
of fraternity pledging.
When the average freshman arrives
on the campus he is arriving in a new
world, a world of new manners, faces,
responsibilities. A world in which. he
is hardly able to find his way physi-
And the University system of physi-
cal examinations, registration, and
classification, instead of attempting to
alleviate this confusion, serves to
heighten it. Had the system been de-
vised with an intent to confuse, it
could not do so more effectively than
it does at present.
'Added to this is the excitement and
thrill of 'new living quarters, quart-
ers away from home, where "one is
one's own boss." To the freshman this
is one of the most attractive features
of college life. This and the entire
and complete handling of his own
It is not to the freshman's discredit
that he should be in a constant state
ofmental disorder. Any healthy hu-
nltnnbeitng possessed of a full set of
human emotions would be subject to
the same effects. And it is while the
new man is in this mental state that
he is confronted with that great ma-
chine-like organization of which he
may have heard much, but which he
has never actually encountered-the
fraternity rushing system.
Swooping down on the unsuspecting
freshman as he alights from the train,
fresh from home and mother, and ig-
norant of the life he has come to
live, this system carries the man
away, amazes and perplexes him more
than he ever thought is possible to be
amazed and perplexed, and does not
give him a moment for rest and
thought until he has accepted the lit-
tle pledge button and written home
for more money.
Those men who are the best "pros-
'pects," from the poilit of view of the
fraternity men, are never given a fair
chance to stop and survey their sur-
roundings, they are never allowed to
get acquainted with Michigan and col-
lege, never until they have pledged
their affiliation to a group of men for
the four or more years that they ex-
pect to remain in college, and for the

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Appearing Tuesday, November 3, as
the second number in the Choral
Union series, John McCormack will
give his third recital in Ann Arbor.
The first, some ,half-dozen years ago,
was the Friday' night concert of the
May Festival, and has since grown
historic for its sensational climax.
The second, conversely, is remember-
ed for its astonishing lyric beauty. It
was an example of taste and restraint,
a program so sincerely artistic that
the recital by the negro tenor, Roland
Hayes, in Carnegie hall is the only
concert I can recall equalling it.
Mr. McCormack for years has been
recognized as an outstanding lyric
tenor, and since Caruso's death he is'
proltably the greatest living tenor in
the world. In the last few seasons he
has also turned in a measure from the
purely sentimental ballads that first
made him famous to the more purely
classic songs. His diction, finally, i,
unequalled by any artist, and his in-
terpretations are at once the envy and
model for all singers in his field.
* * *
Mr. McIntyre has just announced
the engagement of "Sally," the mu-
sical comedy by Guy Bolton, Jerome
Kern and Victor Herbert, for Tuesday,
September 29, in the Whitney theatre.
This revue, as you know, was pro-
duced several years ago in New York
at the Amsterdam theatre by Florenz
Zeigfield with Marilyn Miller, Leonj
Errol, Walter Catlett and Dolores as
the stars. It was an instantaneous
bit. enjoying a success-for once,
more than justified-because of its
genuine comedy, its delightful music,
and really gorgeous settings and cost-
Now while "Sally" is as splendid a
comedy as there has beem in the field;,
for a dozen years and absolutely de-
serves a capacity horse, it.s ridiO-
ulous as it is stupid to expect anyone
to accept the statement in the adver-
tisements that the present company
includes "the entire original New
York production." It is just tis
type of penny publicity that has all
but killed theatrical audiences on the
road today; especially as Ilarilyn Mil-
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bination of types, most essential to
university administration may be de-
termined by watching the growth and
development of Michigan, Wisconsin
and Chicago.
No, freshmen, it isn't a game. It's
always impossible to locate all your
classes for the first couple months.



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