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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1928.
Night Editor-K. G. PATRICK
After more than a year of investi-
gation, committee work, questionaires,
md argument, it has been decided by
action of the Regents that the Uni-
versity College, projected organiza-
ion for correlating educational activ-
ty fon practically all freshmen and
9ophomores, will be placed into prac-
ice beginning with the academic year,
Belief that the educational plan
'promises to be for the best interests
f the students" led the 'Regents, it
s reported, to direct that the project
be executed. While the plan itself
will o no more than change the con-
rol of tha first two years c each af.
e3ted college to one 'head, it 'is
hought that merit will result' from
he greater ease with which further
ducational reforms may be inmiugu-
In faculty consideration, the Uni-
rersity college was rejected by the
iterary college andi -the engineering
ollege. Objection by the former that
he project would cause excessve ex-
enditures will proably be taken
are of now by the Board of Regents.
the engineering objections that the
tew plan would damage administra-
Ive efficiency, rob engineering stu-
Lents from instruction by faculty hav-
ng the engineerling viewpoint, and
rush the honor system seem to, have
ieen counteracted in the minds of the
regents by the possible benefits to
e derived from the new plan. -
For some time, the inclusion of the
ngineering college in the new plan
eemed doubtful. Unquestionably it
s a border line case. " The exclusion
f the pharmacy college and the nurs-
rig school in which the subjects of the
rst two years are even further from
he literary or university college curn-
iculum proves as much.
As predicted, the President was sus-
ained in .his insistence on adoption
f the general plan as well as on in
lusion of the engineering college.
n a fashion, approval by the Regents
hows confidence in his ability to di-
ect University affairs from his cen-
r'l position. Still, it is unfortunate
hat educational reform, which is the
ecunity of the University against
tagnation, could not be designed to
ecure greater unanimity of support.
Though by its history the-plan may
cem to be well known, its practical

} less than perfect. "For the best in-
terests of the students" it is to be
hoped that that effort, now decided TOA.;E R LL
upon, will be successful.
If there is anything good in an in- DESPITE PROFESSOR HOBBand
- stitution, and nothing evil, that insti- the Literary faculty, to say nothing of
e tution deserves suppont, and student the Engineering faculty, we are going
government in its various phases is to have the University college.
no exception. There is every reason
to believe that such student govern- PROM ALL WE can gather this
ment, as it approaches an ideal state, new feature of the University of Mich-
has much to offer that is good, and igan will mean that many students
consequently the institution is worthy will come here for two years and then
of support. leave .without having any desire to do
But there are numberless ways of so. Of course many do that now, but
supporting an institution, and count- the numbers are to be greater.
less deluded persons have effectively I T * p
destroyed causes to which they were IN THE FIRST place we feel sorry
allied by false standards of support. for the athletic coaches. They will
The campus politicians, quite possi- have very promising sophomore class-
s bly, fall into this same class, for in es, but as a rule the average Phi
h thein naive belief that they are pro- Bete isn't a very good athlete.
moting interest in campus govern-
ment by political trades, promises, WE'LL GRANT THAT a few ath-
pledges, and similar maneuvers are letes make scholastic honor societies,
certainly harming the institution of especially track men, but then the
student government which commands poor football players rarely, if ever,
their attention. - do much more than pass.
An honest vote, cast by a student in
accordance with his honest conviction, THE NEW SYSTEM of things isn't
promotes the 'best interests of that going into effect for 17 months and
student government which is a desir- in that time the University should
able adjunct to a University commun- practice flunking students out of
ity and a desirable training for Uni- school. If none of the officials are
versity students. A vote cast in ac- shot down by gun men the system
condance with tho will of some self- may be called safe.
** *
interested student politician, with no
regard for merit, tends to defeat the TO MAKE THE system safer it
best interests of the very institution would probably help to put a ban on
which it creates. all students from the city of Chica
---_ _ _ _go.
When the United States Senate re- BUT THEN IT really doesn't make
jected on We'lnesday proposed amend- much difference anyway. In most per-
ments to the ,aval appropriation bill4 sons a college education doesn't do
idesigned to prevent American ma- any good. If you think it does just
rines from ting sent to Nicaragua, ask some business man what he thinks
1 the general suspicion, and apparently of college men.
. * * *
the interpretation of the pr.ess, was
to the effect that the vote (52 to 22 IT WOULD PROBABLY be a bene-
vindicated President Coolidge in h isfit to many of the students if they
present policy. The Norris and Blaine were required to leave. Too much of
proposals to make the sending of ma- their time is wasted here anyway.
* * *
rines impossible were all voted down, BUT THEN WE must admit that a
provides adequate funds for the car- lot of the wasted time is due to the
rying on of the Central American professors. When you go to a class
wand the professor puts you to sleep
Upon examination, however, the there is no need to sleep at night. The
fact that the Senate approved the ap- obvious result is that you have to do
propriation does not mean that the something else.
Senate necessarily condones the pres-
ent policy, for the simple reason that THEN, OF COURSE, there are those
there is a wide difference between be- who refuse to call that doing some-
lief that interevention of marines is thing else, "wasted time."
* * *
an unwise policy and the belief that
intervention of marines should be
made totally impossible. The sena- ' ADMIRATION
tors who voted against the Norris and
Blaine proposals merely expressed WE CERTAINLY ADMIRE the
their sentiment in favor of continu- man who makes a slight mistake,
ing the possibility of intervention, and in the visual way, and has the
in no way committed themselves as courage to have his eyes x-
to whether they believed the present amined.
policy a wise one. Such a vote can I
hardly be taken as an unconditional
endorsement of the present policy THE INLANDER AAIN
.' THE INLANDER CAME out again
t EDITORIAL COMMENT yesterday. It seems that they didn't
run all the poetry that we sent them
so we imagine that none of the poems
TNDERGRADUATE INTERESTS were judged good enough to win the
(The Daily Princetonian) contest.
Strange as it may seem, there are .* * *
undergraduates, who, if suddenly ask- WE KNOW THAT our contribution
ed what they are most interested in was the best because Wordsworth was
would be at somewhat of a loss for
a reply. Aside from a mild sort of a better poet than any this campus has
an interest in eventually passing * * *
enough courses to ultimately get a IN THE AIR
diploma; and perhaps, or even per-

ha.ps not, an active interest in the; NOW PLANS ARE afoot, or rather
minor vices, there is nothing else in in the air, for a flight from Illinois
undergraduate 'exstence that they to Sweden. That is a long way and
care particularly about one way or rather dangerous. We should think
another. that a trip from Illinois to Minne-
Needless to say everyone in college sota, would bring the same results,
can't wear an athletic letter, or travel
with the Triangle club, or contribute nlots.s h
to the publications; nor would they all * * *
have any desire to. But we feel that AND NOW ITALY and the United
men who are interested in something States have agreed to a new treaty
over and above passing examinations, of arbitration.
and in addition to the more intensive * * *
forms of social recreation are espec- THAT'S THE TROUBLE with thesef
ially fortunate. Individual tastes may European countries. They all agree
find the work of one of the multitud- to arbitrate with the dear old U. ,S.,f
inous campus organizations to their the most peace loving country in the
liking, or if none of these are par- world, and fight each other tooth and
ticularly suited, there are other things nail without . listening for any rea-
even better. sons.f
Literatune in any one of its varied * * *
forms is only one example. A critical BUT EVEN AT that it may be that
taste for writings is always a source] Mussolini has plans to do something
of enjoyment. Everyone should have on the American side of the world.f
some sort of an outlet for his excess Considering the Monroe document and1
efforts and the development of ability all that it has come to mean, it is
in any line brings a sense of satis- best to be on good terms with the
faction. Let those who are not con- States.t
vinced of the truth of the above ask * * *
people who might know. BUT WE WON'T say any morec
about: international troubles, we don'tt
Now that the University College know much about them. We willI
project has been passed it is time for leave it all to the editorial columns.!
a good old-fashioned faculty picnic- * * *
one of those kind that tend to pro- BACK ON -THE campus again, wet
duce cooperation and sunburn. are wondering when spring will real-c

TONIIITt Comedy Club pre-
sents Lynn Starlng's "Meet The
Wife" in Mimes theater at 8:30
A review: by Harold May
In low, vibrant tones, with simplic-
ity and restraint, but yet with a very
conscious dramatic technique Miss
Gale told her audience of herself and
the things of life. She laid stress on
"implications," or that echo of ancient
emotional pains and pleasures that the
written sentence can, evke; there
were times when she let us catch
short glimpses of her set of values
for men and manners-from which, it
seems, only those who are stained
with the sunset glory of one who has
struggled, loved, and lost can have
the stamp of approval. She summed
up her attitude toward life by saying
that she sought to write not from
the viewpoint of one who writes either
from above or below the common
level of humanity but as one who
stands in the midst of it and feels
and suffers as it suffers.
After her introduction by Professor
Strauss as one whose literary quality
is "realism without cynicism," the auth-
or began her talk with a few incidents
concerning the actions of simple men
in the face of nature which were
purely automatic in the doing, but
whose implications had antique reach-
es. Thus she announced the keynote
of her lecture. She then gave us brief
sketches of people and incidents, one
of the small town old lady, who sit-
ting in her window reconstructs the
life of the town from what she sees
passing by, another of an incident
from a play, and yet another of a
school girl who had to climb a moun-
tain to get over a mole hill. Then
we were read three of her stories
in all of which her point was that it
was not what was on the printed
page that counted but what could be
read "between the lines."
Zona Gale seems to be chiefly ma-
ternal in her attitude towand things;
she surrounds her characters with
sympathy and by dint of asking us
to identify herself with the protagon-
ists of her stories, so turns them
that we are left at the end with a
catch in our throats and an inclina-
tion to say "Nice work old man- a
good fight." -an unwelcome sensa-
tion at best. Her fine point on "im-
plications" is known yr every born
artist at his first breath, and realiz-
ed by every reader the minute he
looks at a printed page. Her invi-
tation to identify ourselves with the
characters of her stories is an invita-
tion. to do something that her art, un-
aided, should compel us to do; it also
invites us to lose any critical perspec-
tive that we might have. Miss Gale's
chief cry seems to be for pity and
compassion, with sentimental over-
tones, but it seems better to lose one-
self in fleeting and "precious" nu-
ance, or to devote oneself to a hard,
strenuous ideal than to lay on that
fakir's bed- the forcible evoking of
a soul in a common man.
* * *

A review, by Robert Gessner
Few people in town are aware of
a national celebrity living here among
us, occasionally displaying his rare
gift. Nevertheless we have 'such a
person, and last night was one of
the few occasions when we were giv-
en an opportunity to hear the results
of his efforts. For a most unusual
achievement took place last night.
Two hundred high school boys and
girls came together, and with only
four rehearsals presented a concert
that sounded as if it had been playing
together for weeks. They had, of
course, been practicing individually
for some time, but it took the fine
character of the conductor to mould
them into a graceful and harmonious
unit. Too much praise can not be
given to Joseph E. Maddy, who held
the baton last night, and who is unan-
imously considered to 'be one of the
leading condetors of public school
music in the country.
As Mr. Maddy said, in a few in-
troductory remarks, we can not judge
the orchestra in their interpretations
or even in their technic, but only in
their emotion. And in that respect
we can say that at times this quality
supplanted the other fundamentals. The
orchestra itself, of course, was crude:
they insisted on tuning up at the end,
of every piece. The piano soloist, Ju-




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