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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1927.
Night Editor-J. STEWART HOOKER
A WORTHY CRY4
"Keep the Mississippi within its
banks but out of politics," is the cry
which Secretary Davis, of the War de-
partment, has formulated for the pro-
motion of feeling in regard to actin
on the Mississippi flood question. His
department has charge of all surveys
and work for the problem of flood
control which is facing the country
in that area
This is 66 d cry and it holds a
sentiment which should be heartily
endorsed by the people of the nation
and by the lawiakers. In past years
the Iinitedi tates hqs experienced a
singular di.eciilty in getting things
done until they were taken out of
politics and placed in the hands of
some respns'ble department with lit-
tle interest in aything but getting the
work done ii the best and quickest
fashion. 1 the Panama canal zone,
it was not thitil the army was called
in and giv a free hand that condi-
tions even permitted work. And in
the same zofne, it was not until experts
were called in and given free rein
that any headway was made in the
fight against disease and plague.
President Coolidge has repeatedly
stated that he -does not wish to run
for President in 1928. He has elabo-;
rated his first statement into a definitej
refusal, and if any proof were needed;
of his good intentions it could be
found in liberal quantities since his
return to Wa.shington from the Black
Hills. Still there are some standpat
administration men, like Senator Fess I
of Ohio, who insist that the President
must be drafted, and in the face of re-;
bukes from Coolidge himself, they per-
sist in their campaign propaganda.
Such an attitude is certainly inex-i
cusable. It could be justified, per-
haps, on one of two bases, but no more.
It would be justified, for instance, if
the Republican party possessed no one
else of presidential caliber and itI
could be justified if President Coolidgei
himself i ere the instigator. Neither
of these things is true, however, andI
neither of them can possibly arise. 1
If any originally doubted that Pres-
ident Coolidge did not intend to run
those doubts should have been expelled1
by bis repeated reiterations of thec
past few Nyecks; and it is certainly1
.-illy to say that the Republican party
sult, and in the event of a deadlock
the administration support for a "dark
horse" senator would probably be
equivalent to nomination.
It is possible that Senator Fess is
looking toward this deadlock and this
support. Perhaps he has before him
the picture of another Ohio senator,
Warren Harding, who went into the
Presidency the same way in 1920.
Whatever the case, the agitation to
draft President Coolidge is foolish
and out of place; and if Senator Fess
has ambitions of his own, it is time
he came out into the open with them.
Two new interpretations of old facts
were brought out at a recent conven-
tion of advertising men. The first was
that advertising in the modern .sense
was a help to one's competitor as well
as to one's self; the second that
changing the climaxes in any program
would change the results in the same
Two banks in a Michigan town were
given as an example. The campaign
for thrift put on by one of them, so
convinced the town of its own muni-
cipal features and prospects that the
business of both concerns was notice-
ably increased and the general pros-
perity of the community rose through
this inspiration. Another instance
showed that the customary slump of
a banking institution during the sum-
mer nmoths was remediable by a re-
versal of the strategic points of an
Modern advertising methods seem
to beconie less sensational and to ap-
proach the individual in a more logical
way with the passing of each year.
The day of the three-colored broad-
side has passed in favor of the intel-
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pressing the editorial opinion of The
To the Editor:
I am a Chinese, don't know how to
drive a car, and therefore, do not have
one. The so-called auto ban issue
really has no more relation to me than
the Max in the sky. But the air on
the campus is so fizzed with auto ban
talks that I think I may also open my
lips, and lay before you my personal
impressions on the question. Some
one has treated it rather fully from
the legal aspect. Now let us consider
the matter from a philosophical stand-
Being a student of philosophy here,
I always tae meditation as my bread
and butter. This time, the auto ban
issue to me is really a great feast,
full of delicacy and variety. But I
oftentimes look at things with an eye
of the ancient Stoic if not that of the
Many people have compared the
United States to ancient Rome and,
of course, not without good excuse.
Aside from many other things, as
what historians told us, the Romans
lived their lives either passionately or
restrainedly, and seldom moderately.
They were unable to follow the Golden
Mean of Aristotle.
Observations conduce me to come to
the conclusion that Americans al'so
shift their lives between the two ex-
tremes of the life pendulum. Atfirst,
passion is the fanatic guide. At last,
restraint is the hardboiled harnesser.
It is the struggle between two parties
one representing passion,, and the
other, restraint. Passion is passion.
Restraint is restraint. And "never
the twain shall meet." As regards
this point, a sea of examples may pre-
sent themselves. The auto ban is only
a drop in this dark blue sea. (For in-
stance, Prohibition may be cited as
another colossal example.)
It is not my purpose to pass judg-
ment on the ban question itself. This
would be extremely difficult, for as
we all know, in a family quarrel, bothj
father and son have a lot to say. WhatI
I want is to tell you my opinion, not
as a matter of sheer criticism, but as
a way of personal discussion.
The other day, one of my American
friends came to me and told me that
American people are very moderate.
Maybe he is right and I am wrong.I
But suppose I am "from Missouri"
and "must be shown." Then it is up
to the school faculty to abolish or
modify the ban regulations, and the
student body to drive their cars slow-
ly and do not push the idea of "for
pleasure" too far.
If the school faculty still wants to
stand in the extreme, the result may
be (not to say must be) that, like the
dry laws, the ban becomes sooner or
later, implicitly or explicitly, a "joke."
(to borrow one word from Governor
Michigan meets Illinois down at
Champa-bana next Saturday, in a con-
test that will attract the eyes of all
the intellectual world.
* * *
Not only a contest between teams,
but a competition between student
bodies will be the order of the day.
Illinois is highly favored to win by
the advance dope. The Sucker offi-
cials, having several years headstart
over Michigan, ought to be much far-
ther advanced along the lines of de-
veloping the ideal student.
* * i*
Friendly relations will not be brok-
en between the two schools, however.
With a similar automobile ban at each
institution, the students ought to be
able to compare notes and enlarge
upon their means of avoiding the re-
* * *
Dean Harvey Emery, second assist-
ant official University yell provoker,
has a new cheer with which the stu-
dents may encourage themselves dur-
ing the Illinois contest. In order that
everyone may be ready to join in, we
are printing the yell.
MICHIGAN PEP YELL
U. of Milk
U. of Milk
Who rah? U rah!
U. of Milk, Rah! Rah!
EVERY STUDENT is encouraged to
learn the new yell, in order that we
may steal a march on the Illini Suck-
ers next Saturday.
* * *
NOT EVEN A RIOT
Michigan's football players carried
out a memorable program last Satur-
day afternoon. In a few hours they
trounced Ohio State, broke the stadl-
um dedication jinx, and proved that
they were way up in the running. for
the Cnference championship. And
after such a day, the University al-
lowed its heroes to retire-unhonored,
unsung and uncelebrated.
* * *
Northwestern has a much better
plan of recognizing her team's achieve-
mnents. The cocky followers of the
Wildcats stand ready to fire their old-
est University building when their
team brings in an undisputed cham-
S* * *
From all reports the building mark-
ed for destruction is a combination
of the worst features of both our own
University hall and the Economics
building. Evidently the Northwestern'
men believe in combining business
* * *
The Evanston collegiates have made'
quite a record in the way of riots
and celebrations in the past few years.
At the height of their \ glory, after'
defeating Michigan in 1925, they even
tried to burn down their old wooden
stands. But their athletic association'
fooled them. They built them a new
stadium-out, of concrete.
PROTECT OUR PRESIDENTS
New impetus has been given to
Rolls own campaign for the abolition
of automobiles for college presidents.,
From all sides support is coming in
for the project.
* * *
"Our presidents are hired to give
their full time to our Universities,"
declared one student. "As long as they
have cars, there is always temptation1
that they will neglect their work. It
is our duty to remove that tempta-
"College presidents don't need cars
anyway," stated a prominent profes-
sor. "Most of them have houses rightt
on the campus or near it, and auto-1
nmobiles only enable them to get to1
other places where they may not be-
* * *
STOP THIEF! .
Somb fleet-footed scoundrel from
the Gargoyle staff, seeking for some
of the rubbish with which that other
campus humor publication fills its col-
umns, raided our storeroom by mis-
take last Sunday, and removed some1
of the valuable writings that had been
intended for this column.
* * *
Although most of the material he
obtained was of little worth, he man-}
aged to obtain our only copy of thet
official Stadium Anthem, sung last
Saturday at the dedicatory exercises.'
TONIGHT: The Mimes present
Frederick Lonsdae's "On Approval"
in their theater at 8:30 o'clock.
After an uninterrupted run of five
and one-half years, "Abie's Irish Rose"
dropped from sheer exhaustion at the
Republic theater last Saturday eve-
ning. With its passing something
very stable-like the Coolidge admin-
istration-has gone out of the life of
the American people. And there will
be nothing in the theater of tomorrow
to remind them that all is not pagan,
clever, and licentious on the Ameri-
In its present form any critic will
tell you that "Able" needs sounder
motivation, sharper character delinea-
tion, a more symmetrical dramatic
form . . . but for all of that, it brought
Anne Nichols something like ten mil-
lion dollars for her trouble, and al-
most drove George Jean Nathan, H.
L. M., and Robert Benchley into hys-
The other shows closing last week
and this were fledglings of the season
which were tossed to the alligators in
the Hudson river after brief runs.
"My Princess" is to date the most ex-
pensive failure of the season; "Rev-
( elry"-a dramatization of the novel,
by Maurine Watkins-and "Murray
Hill"-in which Leslie Howard turn-
ed author-also both closed. "Creoles,"
"The Garden of Eden" and "Blood
Money" and "What A Man" have gone
the way to Cain's storehouse. "What
A Man" which was originally "The
Matrimonial Bed," and which later
was titled "Mr. What's-His-Name," was
lately shown in Detroit on tryout.
* * *
"GOD GOT ONE VOTE," a novel, by
Frederick Hazlitt Brennan; Simon
and Schuster; 1927; $2.50.
A review, by Clarence Becker.
Frederick Hazlitt Brennan is trying
hard to make us believe that there is,
after all, some gogdless in the world.
Patrick Van Hoos, a big political boss,
is rewarded for his honesty by break-
ing the power of those who have prov-
ed disloyal to him. Perrine Block, a
fanatical hypocritical reformer, is
punished for his insincerity by falling
in love with a confirmed prostitute,
while Gwendolyn, good little Gwendo-
lyn (the personification of all the
goodness to be found in ye modern
flapper) ends up by marrying a strug-
gling young clergyman. Retributive
Patrick Van Hoos is big-hearted,
Sshrewd, ignorant, convincing as a pre-
cinct leader, but hardly qualified to
be boss of the state political machine.
He is the whole show, very likeable
most of, the time, but somehow one
cannot worship him as much as Mr.
Brennan would like.
The action is swift, the style vig-
orous. The author is well acquainted
with the inner -workings of politics,
his slum dialect is the genuine hod-
carrier type. If only his characters
were not exaggerated, if his problemis
solved themselves a little more re-
alistically, Mr. Brennan's story would
hold for the reader a much more
* * *
"THE LIFE OF DARWIN," by Leon-
ard Huxley; New. York: Greenberg
Publishing Co.; 1927; $1.75.
A review, by Kenneth Patrick.
Little of the immense dynamic pow-
er of such a man as Charles Darwin
can be inclosed in so few pages of
biography, so much goes without ar-
gument. Also there is in this handy
volume little insight for the average
reader into the evolutionary principles
that made the great natural scientist
famous, its technicalities becoming
rather wearisome to the uninitiated.
The son of Darwin's co-worker and
friend, Huxley cannot keep his own
passion for the work out of his pages,
but when he does for a few moments
at a time he presents scattered pic-
tures of colorful humanness and the
warmest of friendships. Most strik-
ing, perhaps, of these short glimpses,
is that of the generosity displayed by
Darwin in the affair of Alfred Russel
Wallace,-a younger scientist who dis-
closed the theory of the origin before
the former could do so, although he
had spent 28 years on it. There would
seem to be a wealth of relative and
interesting material undisclosed in
the book as is.
Darwin's interest in "exalting plants
in the scale of human beings" pro-
trudes as the vital spark of his entire
scientific work. It lends the magic
touch to findings that would otherwise
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