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April 24, 1927 - Image 7

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artists of the Inlander vould vol-
er to take charge of accenting and
ig up the booklet. Theidea is to
a sforzanido punch to the refrai-
st", which corresponds, as can b,,
to the "Rah?" in a football yell.
make "Watch your neighbor a.:
fear he may be watching you,"
"penalties for violation," a gentl.
retto and inezzoforte respective
Describes Engineering System
Moore refers to the intolerable
s of remorse suffered by all irn
mgineering college who take ad-
age of the so-called honor system.
is be true in a university, with its
Id different nationalities and its
number of widely different per-
t philosophies and ethical codes,
in the city of Ann Arbor, with
'euton-Nordic solidarity and its
non moral code, that of the shop.-
ers who compose it, any one vio-
g the communal mores will suffer
iciating agony. Being naturally
hearted, I propose, in order to di-

niinish the amount of torture in the let been in existence, of the sort pro-

Q uoies

world, that the honor system be waiv-
d for a certain time each day, say
':r three hours. The booklet should
clearly specify the hours during
which the system is not operating. I
myself, while systematized for three
years in Dr. Moore's college, on dif-
'erent occasions had a watch and set
At drawing instruments stolen from
my desk in the college drawing-room,
while I stepped into the hall for per-
haps a minute. The others in the room
were all systematized, and honoring!
for all they were worth. In one in-
tance, the theft occurred a little after
x:00, when the honor system is not
operative since class is no longer in
ession. The other theft occurred at
about 4:45 o'clock, and no doubt the
appropriator mistakenly believed thef
system stopped at 4:30. Both these
losses I now believe would have been
!,verted, had a properly printed book-

posed by Dr. Moore, with a schedule
of hours, in black and light-face type.
"During off-hours, the citizens couldi
provide their homes with shotguns,
horse-pistols, tear-gas, pitch-forks,'
bear-traps, etc., and be honestly onD
their guard against honest thugs. I1
would suggest, as a precautionary I
measure, that they keep a machine-
gun or two ready at other hours ast
well, for all dishonest rogues whor
might laugh up their sleeve at the
honor booklet, excellent as that admit-I
tedly is going to be. Thus, by dis-,
creetly watching and prudently re-
maining within doors at these hours,
taking care at all times to preserve!
appearances by never approaching anN
unguarded fruit-stand unless accom-
panied by one's pastor or by the dean
of men, lest one be suspected, will i
the new millenium of perfect trust be
ushered in.

"Last, and perhaps most imp
Ann Arbor should install the s
regardless of how it is seen to
tion when realistically examine
matter of civic pride. I quc
Moore: "A college certainly t
lot of pride in the successful op
of the Honor System. The adop
the H. S. often marks the time
the college has ceased to be ar
grown high school.' The sam
of manly exultation creeps ii
where in his writing, and migi
be caught and carolled forth
trumpets of local civic organi2
'Honor Our Specialty", or "1
cent for Honor", are specimen s
which I gratitiously proffer.

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