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TUESD)AY, OCTlOIER', 20, 19',-

Published every morning except Monday
during the University year by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
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Chairman, Editorial Board...-Norman R. Tha
City Editor..-.........Robert S. Mansfield
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Sports E'ditor...............Joseph Kruger
Telegraph Editor........William Wathour
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Night Editor--SMITH H. CADY, JR.
Congress at its next session will be
asked to "finger print" the nation.
Because of the mass of legislation
which will come before that body,
this proposal probably will meetwith
but scant consideration. Neverthe-
less, the plan has its merits.
The measure has the support of
Police Commissioner Enright of New
York City, who suggests that all
prints be kept on file by a national
police bureau. As a means of keep-
ing record of the nation's citizenry,
such a plan could not easily be sur-
Such a method has been used with
marked success in some of the Eu-
ropean and South American coun-
tries, notably Argentine. That country
has used tact in putting into effect
this plan. Not law, but convenience
and practical business considerations
have made finger printing practically
compulsory. The law does not say
that every one must be finger print-
ed-it merely provides means for tak-
ing and recording the prints.

In return for a fee, the police may
issue a small certificate to the appli-
cant, bearing a brief history of his
life, his address, signature, photo-
graph and right thumb print, with
the police chief's certificate that he
has investigated all these details and
vouches for their accuracy. The cer-
tificate is known as a "cedula de
identidad," or identification card.
That the proposal has several dis-
tinct merits is at once evident. Ques-
tionable characters are unable to ob-
tain these certificates, so possession
is in itself a recommendation. The
bearer has ready means of identifying
himself, and so popular have the
"cedulas" become in the South Amer-
ican country that they are in constant
requisition, even in cases where
positive identification is not neces-
sary. The inldividual who is unable
to produce such a certificate when
asked for it, is immediately regarded
with askance. Argentine's experience
also shows that seldom do these .cer-
tificates get into wrong hands.
It is probable that when Congress
considers this plan, it will not receive
approval, largely because it is radical
in nature. The fact remains, how-I
ever, that the scheme is practical;
and as the need for positive identifica-
tion increases, demand for some such

Anonymous communications will be
disregarded. The nimes of communi-
cants will, however, be regarded as
confidential uan request.
To the Editor:
Many great objectives have been
realized because of the comparative
inanity of the arguments of those wlho
opposed them. Determined, but 'ill-
directed opposition has often been
the principal means of recommending
a cause to that great mass of persons
designated as the public. This was
true of everything from Christianity
to prohibition. And it seems likely
that we are to have a present day
counterpart in the local controversy
concerning the advisability of build-
ing a stadium. Certainly nothing
could recommend the project more
adequately than some of the articles
which have been published in Mich-
igan Chimes, especially the most re-
cent attempt.
As one who has been, theoretically
at least, opposed to a huge stadium,
I feel justified in pointing out what I
deem to be deficiencies in the argu-
ments set forth. I accept without
question the statement of those who
say that football, on its present tre-
mendous scale, is decidedly inimical
to the purely academic interests of
the University. Mr. Angell is entirely
right when he contends that there is
too great emphasis on the sport, that
it monopolizes too much of the atten-
tion of the student body (and, I
should like to add, the faculty), and
that if this interest could be diverted
into more productive channels the
University would more perfectly ful-
fill what should be its mission in
life. These arguments are good as
against the present over-emphasis of
the sport-they are those that I, as a
student, would advance on a purely
theoretical basis. I am not so sure
that they are arguments against the
building of a larger stadium......
But to contend, as does the editor
of the "Chimes," that a bowl, seating
upwards of 75,000 people, would have
a bad social effect on the student
body is little less than nonsense. This
is summed up in the article's fourth
"point": "the emphasis on amuse-
ment, because of the crowds, because
of the added i centive to win, be-
cause of the wi er publicity, because
of the higher strung emotional pitch,
the hilarity, and the brawls would
still further discourage intellectual
intentness." The writer's logic is
somewhat as follows: we now are
devoting too much time to football,
we are now doing too ,inuch drinking
at football games, we are now on the
verge of an intellectual collapse be-
cause of football. Ergo-if we build
a larger stadium, we will devote more
time to football, we will do more
drinking at football games, and we
will collapse intellectually.
I do not believe this conclusion is
justified. I am fairly certain that the
reason for the abnormal interest int
football, as such, in many of our stu-
dents and in the general public, is
due to the character of the students
who make up our universities and
colleges, not to big stadiums; and
that if there was not football to mon-
opolize the major portion of this
group's attention, there would be
something else, just as unacademic,
to take its place. It is undisputable
that the amount of revelry and in-
temperate drinking connected with
these so-called Roman holidays is
the result of the eighteenth amend-
ment, not of big stadiums, and that a
bigger stadium would in no way aug-
ment this public disgrace. I am cer-

tarn that there is just as great a pro-
portion of the people on the campus
as there ever where who have a real
and sincere interest in matters in-}
tellectual, and that this interest will
in no way be diminished by a biggerI
stadium. Football, and its attendant
eveils, is only one of the manifesta-
tions of a basic instinct in every man.
As I said in the beginning, I am not
sure that a bigger and better stadium
is for the best interests of the Uni-
versity, but there are a few argu-
ments which I have been unable, so
far, to refute. As a state university,
we cannot exclude the public which
supports that university from the
only functions in which it has a real
interest, if it is within our power to
provide the necessary facilities. A
new stadium must be built, assuming,
as everyone must, that football is
here to stay. Is there any real rea-
son for not building one, sufficiently
large, that the annual squabble for
tickets will be eliminated to some ex-
tent? The only answer is total aboli-
tion of intercollegiate football. Such
is not possible until the time, which
many think is approaching, when
football's very size will prove its
handicap, and it will die a natural
It is a curious anomoly that a nub-s

clIIfII11 MANIit

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Some unmentionable in the so-
called Chimes has done more to aid
to stadium campaign and gyp this
depart ment, than anyone in years. If
you don't think that this fulfills its
purpose as a humor column, just1
read the Sunday Chimes and see what
competition we have.
We read this column every morning
and we think it pretty funny (some-t
one has to) but Sunday morning ourt
fun was entirely eclipsed by the lead-_
ing article of that, well,-pamphlett
which by the Grace of God is sent outj
with The Daily once a week. Wet
remember having read funny stories,t
Bob Benchley, Ring Lardner, Donc
Stewart, but we never can recall hav-
ing chuckled so loudly or so consist-_
entl y.
We have learned since that was not
strictly intentional humor and so we
feel chagrined. Instead of praising
someone we are razzing him. Never-
theless, we are still not convinced'
that such phrases as "But I am pro-
voked at the effect the revels have on
University life" and "If you think I
am advocating...........you miscon-
strue me," could be taken seriously,
let alone be written in that mood.
Another feature of Chimes which
has, and apparently will forever
arouse our deepest envy is the way
they fill space. We have since the
beginning of our regime, prided our-
selves upon the fact that we could
fill more space with words which
conveyed less meaning than any
other organized institution in the
world. We even stated that fact in
red ink upon our letter heads. And
then, lo, a body is created which
makes us feel like a kid throwing
snowballs at an avalanche.
We also formerly cherished the be-
lief that ours was the oldest material
seen in print in any publication. For
instance, some two weeks we naively
discussed Mr. Stewart's "The Crazy
Fool" which had then been in print
and on sale at least three months if
not more.
And' again, lo, Chimes comes out
last Sunday with a review of that
charming novel. All our hopes are
ruined; our most cherished laurels
snatched from our brow. "But we
carry on........ we've forgotten just
why" it's got something to do with
"If each day somebody's life is bright-
ened by a few minutes of laughter"
and also something to with "pay to
the order of."
So yeu see, ladies and gentlemen
that the life of a columnist, is not all
just so much fun, that even in this
game we have, crushing, overwhelm-
ing, yea disheartening competition.
And that it should be Chimes-O
tempora 0 mores!
* .. *
Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 19-(Special
to Tiffin).-
Due to the snow, rain, wind and
sundry other elemental disturbances
today all wires are down between this
city and Owosso, Mich., where Joseph
Zilch, World famous, slack-wire per-
former, has gone for a rest.
T he rumor that America's outstand-
ing velocipedist was killed trying to
gain admitta nce to the Majestic the-
atre, here Sunday night is entirely
false, as the body found on the steps
after the show had started were con-
elusively proven to be that of Bel El
Schmelled, a local rug merchant.
* * *
We feel that we have omitted one
of the outstanding candidates fromn
roster of the Board in Conrtol of
Rolls. At least, from our position in
the rear of the room, which is peace-

fully out of hearing distance, he
sounds indeed witty. The class seems
to be in a continual uproar. Thea
slides certain are funny.t
A man we know bought a Ford
Second hand from a dealer here r
In town and the damn thing
Ran fine. Now we just did1
The same thing but somehow
It does not work as wellI
We realize that this is not fit
Subject for blank verse, butt
We have a one track mind
And then, what is?t
* * *
Allah: We are glad that you willi
soon be among us.I
* * *
Dear Tobey:
While you and some of the other
irresponsibles have been engagede
with the mystery of the strange Mr.!
Zilch, it appears that you have entire-.
ly overlooked a sinister figure whicht
is creeping into the columns of The

Halloween Decorations

Recital in Hill Auditorium at 4:15
TONIGR T: Mu Phi Epsilon pre-
sents Mr. and 1AIrs. Guy Maier in a
Two-piano recital in the Assembly
hall of the Union.",
A two-piano recital by Lois andj
Guy Maier will be given tonight in
the ball room of the Union, under the
auspices of the Mu Phi Epsilon. The
program will include many of the
numbers taken up by Mr. Maier's in-
terpretation class last spring, par-
ticularly the Saint-Saens Varations
on a theme of Beethoven-a composi-
tion which they are said to handle
tremendously well,-and Debussey's
"La Boite a Joujoux." This is the de-
tailed program:

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Exchange that Misfit Pen for a
The Pen of the Past--Thu Pen of the Present--The Pen of the Future
We will make you a good allowance.
The "Rider Masterpen" made by J. G. Rider Pen Co.
Ann Arbor, Mich., is in a class by itself-nothing like it or
to compare with it.
If there is such a thing as a "non-breakable" the "Mas-
terpen" is that pen and it holds a whole barrelful of ink
(230 drops). Fitted and serviced by Rider himself at

For Two Pianos1
Minuette and Gavotte .... Saint-Sanes
Six "Liebeslieder" Waltzes ......
. .. .. . ... . ... . .. .. Br ahms-Maier
Impromptu Roccoco ........Schuett
I I.
Varations on a Theme of
Ballet, "La Boite a Joujoux"....
For Two Pianos
Prelude.................... Poulen'
At the Ruins of Rheims
Cathedral ...............Casella
Russian Peasant Dance ...... Gliere
Blue Danube WaltzesC......... s
r*r* *
It was announced yesterday that
Mr. Will Rogers is to appear in Hill
auditorium, the evening of Wednes-
day, November 25, under the auspices
of the Ann Arbor branch of the
American Association of University
Women, and for the benefit of the
Womans building.
While none of the details for this
really significant entertainment have
been learned as yet, it is known that
Mr. Rogers will bring with him the
Dereszkie quartette, which is prin-
cipally famous for the fact that it is
a "single-voice" quartette, and is
therefor a spectacle of no little in-
terest. It is said further that Mr.
Rogers will himself provide about two
thirds of the progrm.
Gum-chewing, I a r i a t-swinging,
knowing gentleman that he is, Will
Rogers stands certainly as one of our
most American institutions. His look
of keen awareness, his genial, pierc-
ing wit have all become rather a part
of our national life. . . He has ap-
peared heretofore in the Ziegfeld
Follies. . . At all events, he is a
capable cowboy, and manipulates a
rope deftly, neatly.. .
* * *
Palmer Christian will present the
following program at the Organ Re-
cital at 4:15 o'clock this afternoon in
Hill auditorium:
Concerto for Organ, No. V.. Iandel
To the Rising Sun ........ Torjussen
Capriccio .................. Faulkes
Choral Prelude ............Sowerby
The King's Hunt.......... John Bull
Consolation .................. Scott
Fugue in C.............Buxtehude
Avia Maria........... Bach-Gounod
Allegro-gioso ...............Dethier
* * *
An appreciation, by Clarice Tapson
This delightful musical version of
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" is paying one of
its perennial visits to Detroit this
week at the New Detroit Opera House,
as usual drawing a crowd; and any
show that can draw a crowd into that
barn-like edifice must of necessity be
out of the ordinary.
"Topsy and Eva" is one of those
shows that must have its stars or it
simply isn't. So it continues to roam
around with the two Duncan Sisters,
Vivian and Rosetta, playing the name
parts, and to make itself heard as
well as seen. These two girls have
personality and you must be satisfied
with that explanation of their pop-
ularity. There is no other.
The only offense you receive from
this piece, if you are a stickler for
remaining true to the themes of the
classics, is at the end-when Topsy
instead of Eva ascends-a mere de-
* * *
Richard Brinsley Sheridan's com-
edy of English manners "The Rivals"

will play an engagement of one night1
at the Whitney Theatre, Friday, Oc-
tober 30. The cast includes these1
brilliant actors: Minnie Madern -

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Wednesday, October 14
Dancing Classes will Le held on
Wednesday and Friday evenings
from 7:00 to 7:45


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your hat right. 'We make and sell
all kinds of hats and they are
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We have built up our cab servicej
on merit. Our cars are new, staunch'
and dependable. Our place of busi-
ness is open all hours day and night.
Our drivers are experienced and cour-
teous. They know the city streets
and the best country routes. In every
particular our service merits your
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The double breasted i3 popular
this year, especially in the extra
long models. The material is heavy.
durable, and warm.
Our suits are all specially tail-
ored for us by R. & W. The three
button sack is being worn with rath-
er wide pants. The prices are mod-
erate, $40, $45, $50.

"Dress Well and Succeed."




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