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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATUTRDAY,/ FEBRUTARlY 11,I1928

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Control of Student Publications. of the contest is of course impossible,
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1928
Night Editor-K. G. PATRICK
THE AXE ON HONOR SOCIETIES
Such finely named honor societies
as Vikins, Silver Serpents, Iron
Sphinx, Green Goblins, and Mystic
Fish are facing abolition by the Uni-
versity authorities at Nebraska fol-
lowing a campaign by the Daily Ne-
braskan, student, newspaper. The
claim has been levied, apparently with
justice, that the societies existed
"solely because ambitions men and
women students wished to have im-
portant sounding club names in the
records of achievement," and since
the Daily Nebraskan did not consider
this a legitimate cause for contin-
uance, action has been taken.
The whole affair is extremely in-
teresting, for there are few college
campuses that are not over-organized,
and probably our own has been vic-:
timized with the rest. Nevertheless
the existence of powerful honor so-
cieties, consisting of upperclassmen
with constructive ideals of University
service, is an excellent thing for any
university, if the energy of the or-
ganizations is properly directed.
Nothing is more desultory to a
virile college spirit than the existence
of a fleck of defunct organizations.
On the other hand, however, nothing
is more conducive to vital and con-
crete achievement than the existence
of a number of powerful organizations
which have the interests of the Uni-
versity solely at heart.
It has been demonstrated more
often than is necessary for proof that
strong honor societies can accomplish
a tremendous amount of good when
properly directed. On the whole it
seems doubtful whether the Daily
Nebraskan has done a better service
by advocatingthe extinction of honor
societies than it would have done by
reawakening in them a consciousness
of their true responsibility.
INTEREST
With the first month of the year
1928 past, and the nation rapidly ap-
proaching the tense days of another
presidential election, the responsi-
bility on the voters of the nation be-
comes increasingly poignant. Unlike
a number of previous campaigns, the
summer of 1928 promises to be re-
nlete with the bitterest kind of po-
litical controversy and the most vital
of issues. The question of wet or
dry, and possibly the religious prob-,

aroused to the point which makes it
unsafe for them to continue. Abuse
of the public highways by large truck-
ing companies is one of the common-
est forms of effrontery of this kind-
and at the same time one of the most
inexcusable.
Twice within the past months there
have been serious accidents on the
six mile stretch of highway between
this city and Ypsilanti due directly
to failure on the part of a truck own-
er to comply with the law of the state.
Two times within this brief period
busses have crashed into the rear of
trucks which carried no tail lights,
and both times serious injuries have
resulted to occupants of the bus.
The last of these accidents was
Tuesday night, in a heavy fog which
made the lack of a tail light even the
more inexcusable. Without a doubt
it takes a severe jolt to awaken the
public conscience to a public menace,
but the criminal truck operators seem
well in the way of accomplishing just
that thing at the present time.
CAMPUS OPINION
Annonymous communications will be
disregarded. The names of communi-
cants will, however, be regarded as
confidential upon request. Letters pub-
lished should not be construed as ex-
pressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily.
DORMITORY ADVANTAGES
To the Editor:
"It was with a feeling of intense
indignation" that we read the very
decided letter of a "Student's Mother."
This question of Dormitory versus
League House is one which has been
with us a subject of consideration and
discussion. As students who lived
their first year in a League House
and now are happy in their honor and
privilege of living two years in one
of our college dormitories we feel we
havesindeed seen both sides of the
quiestion.
It does not need only the living in
a League House to provide us with a
contrast in their facilities and those
had in a Dormitory. If one has had
the opportunity of visiting many
League Huses to solicit or sell tickets,
one at least gets an impression of
their reception rooms. It may be
bright and sunny on the outside but
what a feeling of gloom pervades the
atmosphere within. The old worn
carpet which was never a thing of
beauty, the old mutilated creaky
chairs, the hard sofa with ghastly pil-
lows, the pictures on the walls which
include family portraits and glaring
landscapes,-all these things scream
at us and make us glad to escape out-
side. Could we humanly desire that
a freshman or even a new upper-
classman arrive to start their college
career in such an atmosphere? It
may be fine for them in this business
of learning how to live, to bump
against such experiences but what a
blow it is to their ideals of college.
As for the question of room mates,
as was brought out in yesterday's
article, we doubt if there is any
League House Mother who works over
the question of placing girls together
who are best suited, as is done in a
Dormitory. There is chance working
in either case but in the League
House all is chance. My experience
with a room mate in the League
House is what I now can look back
on as an experience, but which was
at the time a cause for unhappiness
which I would not care to ever go
through again.
We must admit that conditions in
all League Houses are not the same.
For this we can be thankful. We
know there are houses in which the

girls are happy together and happy in
their pleasant surroundings. The tra-'
gedy remains in the fact that there
is no standard of uniformity and that
there is left a chance that some new
student is going to live in conditions
very far from what could be desired.
College life is an ideal which we
bring with us and which we want to
keep. In a place the size of Michigan
true college life is often lost in the
hugeness of it all. If through Dormi-
tories, college ideals and college spirit
may be radiated, it seems as if Dor-
mitories are above all a worthy ob-
ject.
-L. B., '29.
Hypnotism has been resotrted to
in Germany as a means of crime
detection. Murder will nrohahly he

THEf
THE UNION IS PROVIDING ath -
letics for those who are not able to
make the Varsity teams, or at least
have no desire to try for them.' Their
latest is the annual bridge tourna-
ment.
* . .
THE PLAYERS ARE divided into
teams and the best team work is sure
to win the tournament. It might be
noted that this team work includes co-
operation below the table as well as
above.,
* * *
SCENE IN BRIDGE PLAY
The aboie is a scene in the bridge
tournament of last year. . The Rolls
photographer snapped it just after a
player had doubled aI one spade bid
and Jib) partner had passed along
with the opponents. The decision of
the matchN was niever reorded,.
* * *
A SHORT PLAY
Scene: Rae theater. Time: yes.
First student: Who is that player?
Could it be Wallace Beery?
Second ditto: No, uh --
First same: Oh, it's his brother!
* * * 1. F. D.
* * *
HISTORICAL ANN ARBOR
(Editor's note: The following is the
first, and perhaps the last of a series
of articles on departments of the
University.)
BY J.0.Z.
For many years the sight of a few
B and G boys cutting campusngrass
in the summer or shoveling snow in
the winter has always been good for
a few hearty guffaws (laughs). But
according to an article in the B and G
magazine, this gang, which is only
department No. 5, a very small part
of the whole department, has a pedi-
gree dating way back to 1894.
The University was in pretty poor
shape at that time, and the depart-
ment had to exist with just a few
wheel-barrows and a two wheeled
cart to do their hauling with. But
finally things picked up a litttle (the
B and G boys are always doing tht)
and the campus authorities bought
them a horse and two-wheeled dump
cart. From then on the success of
the department was assured. Grad-
ually more horses and wagons were
added and more equipment.
Then they added one horse after
another (had died) and finally put up
a horse barn right on the campus.
There really was no need for it be-
cause UJ hall was there. But just
when they had enough horses, horses
went out of style and automobiles
became popular. Accordingly the de-
partment tore down the barn and
built the Natural Science building
there instead.
WE THANK J. 0. Z. FOR his bril-
liant recounting of the B and G his-
tory and feel sure that public minded
students will contribute stcoies of
other campus institutions.
* * *
BUT TO EN,) IT ALL we hope that
the cleaning establishment which is

given the job of cleaning the muddy
clothes of the enfo ,cement officer
does a good job of -it.
* * *
WIY BEN WAS A GENTLEMIAN
AND WE SHALL BE MUCH
ROUGIER THIAN HE
Dear Job:
I think it is just horrid the way the
past editor of Rills made light of the
reforms instituted at Michigan, and I
hope you will be more respectful to-
wards the automobile ban, the ban
against the dances after football
games, and all the rest of the bans.
I would suggest that Rolls institute
a movement against the coming foot-
ball game with Harvard next year,
as by that time we will be much too
gentlemanly to combat those ruffians
from the East.
Lilacs.
* * * .
WE THINK THAT IT would be use-
less and a waste of time to call off
that 'gaie with Harvard. The wear-
ers of the Maize and Blue must have!
a few practice games ane one mightl
as well be with Harvard as with Chi-
cago.

TONIGHT: The Rockford Players
present double bill of "Great Cath-
erine," by George Bernard Shaw, and
Barrie's "The Old Lady Shows Her
Medals," in the Whitney theater at 8
o'clock.
TOIGIIT: Play Production .pre-
sents "Sun-Up," by Lulu Vollmer in
the Mimes theater at 8:30 o'clock.
S * S
MY PIOUS FRIENDS
"The Old Lady Shows Her Medals"
is Barrie at his very interesting best
-without doubt sentimental, but his
portrait of Mrs. Dowey, a pathetic
little London charwoman, is beauti-
fully done. Moreover, there is a third
act, entirely pantomime, without a
spoken word, which is bound to loosenI
the lachrymal glands of the most
stony audience.

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ass countrymen.
* * *
BARREN SOULS
CELIBATE LIVES by George
Moore. Boni & Liveright. New York,
The subject of this collection of
tales is the existence of human be-
ings in a vitally interacting universe
who do not possess, themselves, that
indefinable spark or germ which
makes Life. They exist in a general
sense, but they have no vitality with
which to react to the actions of the
world upon them. They are barren,
impotent nonentities; celibate lives,
Moore calls them.
To create and establish the imres-
sion of lifelessness Moore has used
every skill at his command. His style,
lways a rich brocade of words, has
e modulated in rhythm, and tone to
he pessimistic subject he treats, and
the other devicesincluding plot and
,,haracter drawing, to say nothing of
glittering irony, have all been sub-
dued, almost sternly it seems, to the
particular purpose for which they are
used. The result, naturally, is a
masterly refinement of technique and
imagination producing an artistic and
genuine piece of work.
Psychoanalytical as these studies
are, Moore, in spite of his stylistic
similarity to Hawthorne, has not fol-
lowed him in the use of those symbols
which Freud has developed. His man-
ner, instead, is to dissect so thorough-
ly in 'lay' terms that though proces-
ses become a natural sequence of
cause and effect which leave the im-
pression of absolute clarity and sim-
plicity. This is the dominant char-
acteristic of the book, and the insight
which it gives into barren souls is a
-ympathetic and delicate criticism of
life.
-R. Leslie Askren.
''lil]""CHICAG4O CIVIC OPERA
Probably the most famous nativec
born Cho-Cho-San is Edith Mason. It
is for this reason that "Madame But-
terfly" is one of the four operas the
Chicago Civic are doing in Detroit
this next Thursday, Friday and Satur-
day. Aiso Mary Garden is one of the
most infamous Carmens. And so they
are doing that. And considering the
fact that Maria Jeritza has failed
miserably in the Metropolitan revival
of the Bizet-Merimee opus, it is fairly
significant that the management
thought it worth while to take Miss
Garden's version on the road with
them.
The other vehicles of the company
which will be given in the Masonic
auditorium are "La Gioconda" with
Rosaz Raisa and "Il Trovatore" with
Claudio Muzio. The other artists ap-
pearing list almost everybody from
Charles Hackett, Giacomo Rimini,
Augusta Lenska, Cyrena Van Gordon,
?')d a dozen others, down to the new-
)mr Charles Paromeo. Olga Kargau
t d Robert Rin:ing-who is one of
those circus people.
* * *
COMEDY OF CONSTANCY
Somerset Maugham's comedy of
connubial deceit will play its smart
bit Saturday night at the Whitney
with a quite starry cast to help out
with the dazzling. "The Constant
Wife" opened to the blear-eyed world
about this time in Detroit last year,
and Ethel Barrymore did the honors
in the part in which Charlotte Walker
appears in Ann Arbor. but the nresent

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