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Night Editor-NELSON J. SMITH, JR.
In his criticism of the present
method of 1%dmitting students to the
Medical School, Dean Hugh Cabot has
called attention to a problem, in ag...
travated form, which, in lesser de-
gree, faces the entire University.
As inferred by the Dean, the admis-
sion of 200 students out of four and
one-half times as many applicants on
the basis of scholastic standings can
hardly be fair to the students or to
the Medical School. In the successful
practice of the medical profession,
"character, accomplishments, and the
ability to think" rank with the scho-
lastic standing. They should be so
regarded in the selection of Medical
Sohool freshmen. Yet, under the
present system when more than three
times as many are turned away as ad-
mitted, many who are superior in
other important characteristics are
being- inevitably refused admittance1
becam, of sligbly lower grades.
. For the development of a better
system which might later be applied
to the entire Uiyversity-action which
has already been foreseen by Pres-
Ident Little, the Medical School would
serve as a mode laboratory. Though'
the standards might be slightly dif-
ferent, the improved system which
should be worked out i the profes-
sional school would serve as a valu-
able guide for the larger groups.
The disarmament commission of
the League of Nations has accepted
unanimously a resolution offered by
Poland prohibiting wars of aggres-
lion, thus taking a step which has
been hailed far and wide by pacifists
as foreshadowing the end of all war.
PI'o be sure it is encouraging that such
a resolution can pass in a conference
bf European nations, but after all
there is another side to the whole
business of disarmament which is far
beyond the scope of agreements and
treaties and mere pieces of paper.
An agreement made today, or a
resolution drawn, is merely a refle-
tion of the prevailing public opinion
of the day, which is almost as change-
able as the winds. To be secure and
permanent, these agreements must be
drawn on convictions more engraved
In men then are most principles of in-
+nnnntinl law- nnd that is :he stel

clauses might be swept into the waste-
basket with one descent of the mailed
fist. It is not mere treaties, agree-
mnents, sealed statements,sor promises
that Europe needs, but a sound and
firm public opinion, based on best
thought of all iuropean nations,
which will promote understanding,
and condemn war. On that basis
alone can Europe achieve a lasting
One thing concrete, however, such
resolutions as the present Polish
proposal can accomplish; and that is
the promotion of a thinking public
opinion. If the resolution is a re-
flection of public opinion, then also
the public opinion of Europe can find
a model in the existing resolutions;
and it is only by painstaking effort
in all quarters that the paramount
cause of universal peace can be ac-
complished. To that end the recent
adoption condemning aggressive wars
is extremely significant, and it is to
be hoped that it is merely the fort-
runner of an ever increasing number
of such actions sincerely taken by
European councils.
The University has just completed
its first Freshman week. The magni-
tude of the project whereby nearly
1,600 freshmen were occupied for one
entire week is not easily conceived;
and the efficient and able manner in
which the programs were carried off
deserves nothing but the highest
The value of such a period to an
entering group of men and women can
not be evaluated in material things or
even in the time saved. The personal
contacts they received, the chance to
learn to know one faculty man in-
timately, and the opportunity to look
over the University at their leisure
are all thing incalculable to a group
of new students. Though they had
few opportunities to become well ac-
quainted with each other, the mem-
bers of the class of '31 started classes
far ahead of any freshmen group in
Ann Arbor since Michigan became a
great University.
On the whole, however, the week's
program was very successfully exe-
cuted. Efficiency and organizaition
that are a credit to Professor Frayer
and his committee were noticeable
throughout the arrangements; and as
a result some 1,600 new students have
found Michigan a much more human
place than 'It formerly appeared to
entering students.
An exceptional opportunity to view
early and contemporary American
and European paintings is ;offered
University students and the public
this week through the courtesy of the
Ann Arbor Art association and the
Detroit Institute of Art.
Selected with precision and arrang-
ed to show the development of the
impressionistic and expressionistic
schools of art, the exhibit is consider-
ed one of the finest ever shown i
Ann Arbor.
The Ann Arbor Art association is
to be congratulated in its first exhibit
of the year, which will be shown for
the last time Sunday afternoon in the
West Gallery of Alumni Memorial
hall, and for the interest and acclaim
accorded by those who have taken ad-
vantage of the opportunity afforded
by the sponsors.
E Two important issues which de-
mand, by the very nature of their

threat, the immediate attention of the
government, are raised in the recent
reports of Secretary Hoover and Sec-
retary Davis in regard to conditions
,In the flooded area of the Mississippi,
The Hoover report, while it assures
the presence of funds until the first
of January, 1928, emphasizes the fact
that immediate flood measures must
be taken if confidence, security, and
credit are to be restored in the south-
ern part of the country. Similarly,
Secretary Davis states that the War
Department has funds to continue its
work only until the first of November,
but unless some funds reserved by it
for other uses can be diverted, all
work will have to stop at that time.
These two reporth, emphasizing as
they do the seriousness of the situa-
tion, should merit the immediate at-
tention of the lawmakers of Congress.
Since 92 per cent of the sufferers
from the flood in this locality have al-
ready returned to their homes, the
problem now before the national gov-
ernment is not primarily one of re-
lief, but is rather one of devoting
unlimited effort and funds for the pre-
vention of another national catastro-
phe. What is required is an exten-
sive engineering plan which will in-
volve the impounding of many
streams, the construction of many
barriers along watersheds, the plant-
ing of extensive forest areas. and the

The worm is turning at last. Wound-
ed dignity is seeking to avenge its
wrongs. The spirit of outraged in-
nocence is turning to strike at the
oppressor. The lowly Freshmen are
crawling out from under their pots
and preparing to crush their Sopho-
more foe.
* * *
Unfortunately the Freshmen killed
their project at the start by seeking
the aid of the Student' council. By
the time they have experienced a
decapitated Cap Night program or two
they will find .there are methods of
halting enterprise that are just as
easy and will not keep them in sus.
pense for so long a time.
* * *
The plans of the Freshmen were
well laid. The uprising was to center
about a mass meeting at Hill audi-
torium, when the lowly Frosh should
gather and, fortified by the strength
of numbers, should go out to do bat-
tle with the unwary Sophomores. It
was a fine plan-until the council got
hold of it.
* * * '
The plan was brought up before
the council 4y the president at the
inital meeting Wednesday night.
Serious-minded councilmen, campus
magnates, BMOCs and dumb poli-
ticians waxed eloquent and pondered
deeply over the cause of the Fresh-
men. It was only after a lengthy de-
liberation that they fianlly decided
that the cause must perish.
Today's Program j
8:00-12:00-Sample classes in
cheering, cutting, campus ac-j
tivities and other selected sub.
1:00-3:00-Recreation period, in
charge of Dr. May at Water-j
man gymnasium.
( 3:006:00-Tea Party at the
home of Dr. May. Rook, tid-j
j dley-winks and Bunco will be
played by the Freshmen guests.
7:309:00-Elimination contest
in general knowledge.j
9:00-Mass meeting for all
Freshmen; to punish the mean j
* * *
A team picked from 10 prominent]
sororities will conduct the elimination
test in general knowledge. The sur-
viving Freshmen will be awarded a
date book, filled for the semester.
Bids to the Pan-Hellenic ball will be
awarded by members of the team to
the 10 next best Frosh.
* * *
Each member of the team will con-
duct her part of the contest at her
own sorority parlors. Tickets for
spectators will be sold for the benefit
of the Women's League in their first
drive of the season.
* * *


TEXAS-Students of journalism
are required to become reporters on
the Texan, the university daily, as
part of their college work.

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Perhaps you are wondering if the
announcement of the addition in this
column of a book department wasn't
somewhat abortive, but the facts are
that the rush of the local theater and
music crowded it into temporary
oblivion. In the future there will be
reviews appearing with a certain
measure of regularity. The entire
literary field will be perused in a gen-
eral way-poetry, novels, belles let-
tres and the published drama. low-
ever, due to the indefinite nature of
publication, the reviews and book
notes will of necessity fill in between
the definitely scheduled events in the
other fields.
-- * * *
ILTTERS, by G. Jea n-Aubry. Two
volumes, 339-376 pages. New York:
Doubleday, Page and Company. $10.
A review, by Vincent Wall
Joseph Conrad's life was singularly
lived and reflected in the British
press, 'and its general outline and
many intimate revelations were made
public long before his death. After
that there were two or three bio-
graphical contributions-one by Ford
Maddox Ford, charmingly written and
pleasantly inaccurate, and some gent-
ly humorous memoirs by Mrs. Conrad.
Therefore, the lately published woik
of Mr. Jean-Aubry had little to add
of the spicy and rosy details that are
so eagerly sought after by so many
This publication is on the other
hand . an authorized and definitive
version, with a goodly collection of
letters and personal comment-
scholarly, it is, and conclusive in a
literary way, and hardly exciting. In
fact it becomes rather boring at times,
and I have left quite some pages of
blurb and eulogy uncut. But it is
fairly interesting to any one who
knows the sequence of the Conrad
novels and their subsequent relation,
for Mr. Jean-Aubry has made an ex-
haustive study in the amount of auto.
biographical material contained there-
in, and has made some rather
astounding discoveries.
For instance "The Shadow Line," al-
though a comparatively late book, is
the story of Conrad's first command
in the merchant service, and the ex-
periences narrated are agood deal his
own. And in the samel measure his
experiences while voyaging in the
waters of the far east, and on the con.
tinent are clearly outlined elsewhere.
All of this is caught into a definite
philosophy by the author's own
words: "experience is transposed into
spiritual terms-in art a perfectly
legitimate thing to do, as long as one
preserves the exact truth enshrined
therein." This sentence is a clear
explanation of Conrad's own ability
to couch romance in the most emo-
tional and cadenced rhetoric-an ex-
planation which makes clear his place
in English literature.
(Editor's Note: The mingling of
stage and screen features in the larg-
er movie houses-as the Paramount
and Roxy theaters in New York-is
meeting with severe criticism. 'from
many sources. For this reason we
quote the following article by W. A.
S. Douglas from the October American
Mercury clip sheet):

TEXAS-More, than 700 students
have been aided in staying at school
by funds of the Ex. Students Associa-
tion, established six years ago.
DE PAUW-More than half million
has been spent during the summer
in repairing the fraternity and soror-'
ity homes.

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T'here's no time like the present for
those who have braved the ordeals of
the campus for a semester or two and
have found that their worthy instruc-
tors are incapable of furnishing suffi-
cient occupation for their spare time
to step out into the whirl of campus
* * * -
The various campus organizations
are like a pack of wolves, ready to
snap up the unwary Freshman or
Sophomore who ventures too near.
And no matter how fast they come,
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The wouldbe BMOC must travel a
hard path to reach his goal. The way-
side is covered by the bodies of the
fallen. Many must be pushed aside,
and the farther you go the harder they
fall. It's a battle to the very end.
Every campus activity man can
prattle unceasingly on the compensa-
tions of life. Undying friendships,
satisfaction of accomplishment,. posi-
tion, recognition, influence-all are
mentioned. Balance these against the
advantages of leisure, scholastic am-
bitions, the prosaic University life
and such. Then pick your activity-
and get busy.
The open season for the unwary is
on. The Daily, football squad, foot-
ball manager, cheerleader-all are in
search of new blood. Soon the debat-
ing societies will join the chorus.
Now is the time to go.
UNFORTUNATELY our own ambi-I
tions are about burnt out. But before
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"No longer can one go to a two.a-
day house and see there in one after-
noon or evening half a dozen famous
performers. Instead, to see the top-
notchers, one has to tour the movie
houses and see one of them at a time
-and this at the cost of having to en-
dure a seventy-five piece orchestra
led by the claimant to some dukedom,
a couple of exponents of the towel-
waving school of dance, a saxophone
solo, and, last and worst the feature
picture. The other five of the vaude-
villians one used to see at one time,
before Bigtime took its bitter medi-
cine, are scattered around the other
-cathedrals of the motion picture.' In
order to compete with these movie
palaces, the new and denaturized Big-
time will have to give their sort of
shows. Admissions will be scaled
down, and the style of entertainment
will be changed to suit the morons
trained by the cinema. Bigtime, in-
deed, must now go the whole hog. It
must abandon its old ideas completely
and get into 'the Cathedral of the Mo-
tion Picture' game. These are the!
movie palaces which, as Tad Dorgan
would put it, 'stink with class.' In


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