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Mus icand IDrama..............R. L. Askren
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watch and daring to perform. They
are, in point of fact, an aid to the
development of our most modern
means of locomotion. Yet in the
zeal for progress it is possible to
exercise caution and regard for the
safety of others without cooling
with the precaution the ardour mo-
tivating the deed.
Airplane accidents are after all
surprisingly and fortunately few.
When deaths occur because of them
they are startlingly real by reason
of the spectacular strangeness in-
spired by the fall of a man to his
death from an unwonted position
of thousands of feet up in the air.
And of course, with typical human
indulgence for the miraculous,
when a man drops from dizzy
heights to the ground and lives,
even though his fall be the after-
clap of carelessness, people think
only of the miracle and not the
Hence in the incident at Detroit
public opinion blinds itself to the
girve apprehensions connected
with the fall by the brilliance of
the escape. It shuts from sight the
imminent danger of a plane doing
stunts over a street crowded with
people and automobiles. Stunt fly-'
ing should be relegated to the fly-
ing field and should no more be al-
lowed outside the bounds of the
field than automobile racing should
be allowed along the main high-
way of a city. It is a pity that a
near tragedy is not sufficient to
indicate the danger; it seems nec-
essary to await uglier results to spur
the inevitable action.


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(Reprinted from April Gargoylc)
By Lawrence R Klein

Paul L. Adams Donald E. Layman
Morris Alexande Charles A. Lewis
C. A. Askren Marian McDonald
Bertram Askwitl' Henry Merry
Louise Behymrne Elizabeth Quaife
Arthur iiernste" Victor Rabinowitz
Seton C. Bovee Joseph A. Russell
Isabel Charles Anne Schell
L. R. Chubb Rachel Shearer
Drank E. Cooper Howard Simon
HelenDoionne Robert L. Slos
Margaret Eckels Ruth Steadman
Douglas Edwards A. Stewart
Valborg Egeland. Cadwell Swanseen
RobertJ . Feldman Jane Thayer
Marjorie Follmer Edith Thomas
vv uiham bentry Beth Valentine
Ruth Geddes GurneyaWilliams
David B. Hempstead Jr. Welter Wilds
Richard ung GeorgedE. Wohlgemuth
Charles R.Kaufman Edward L. Warner Jr.
Ruth Kelsey Cleland Wyllie
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Mary Chase
Seanette Dale
ernor Davis
Bessie Egeland
Sally Faster
Anna Goldberg
Kasper H alverson
George amilton
back Horwich

Marion Kerr
Luiiank ovinsky
Bernard Larson
Hollister Mabley
I. A. Newman
Jack Rose
Carl F. Schemm
George Spater
Sherwood Upton
Marie Wellstead

That President Hoover has select-
ed a man for one of the ountry's
most important foreign 'offices, that
of ambassador to England, one who
will attempt to impress himself on
Great Britain by "Hell and Maria",
is thoroughly grotesque. With the
advent of his pre-eminent diplo-
matic position he will cast into the
discard all such explosive expres-
sions, as well as any affectations in
the unusual makeup of his pipes.
In all of his dealings, whether with
presidents, senators, or soldiers, the
former Vice-President has been
straightforward and vigorously ca-
pable, which by no means consti-
tute reasons why he should not fill
his new diplomatic task with credit.
Throughout Europe, the name of
Dawes is a byword. His work on
the Reparations Commission, on
which he accepted the responsibil-
ity for the success or failure of
the plan, mark him indelibly as
keen diplomat as well as an intel-
ligent banker under stress of dif-I
ficulty negotiations. As business,
man, psychologist and statesman
Mr. Dawes has prgved himself ca-
pable, and there is every reason to
believe that as ambassador to the
Court of St. James he will be most

Police Commissioner G r o v e r
Whalen of New York has presented
his detective forces with small
black leather kits, said to contain
all the tools necessary to crime
detection and labeled "Practical
Criminal Science Outfit". The kit
contains, among other things, a
magnifying glass, a flashlight, tape
measure, calipers, a set of test tubes
for preservation of the victim's
hair, fingernails, and so forth, a
fingerprint set, pair of rubbers
gloves, a saw, a pair of tweezers,
three chisels, one trouble-finder (a
flashlight on a lanyard), paper,
twine, a stenographers notebook,
and a set of assorted crayons.
Shades of Sherlock Holmes! Evi-
dently Mr. Whalen has failed to
keep up on the modern methods
of crime detection! Where are the
gumshoes? The commissioner has
written a book of instructions, but
it isn't entitled "How to Be a De-
tective". Where is the peaked cap?
Shades of Philo Vance! Where
are the treatises on psychology, on
phlosophy, on crime detection in
the Age of Sophocles and Milton
Work on "Poker and Criminal De-
Shades of all the other famous
masters in crime solution. Is Mr.
Whalen trifling with the beliefs the
millions of crime fans hold? Does
he expect his public to believe that
any sleuth can find the guilty man
save the heroine as she sits in the
electric chair with three chisels and
a test tube full of the victim's
Sleuth Whalen had better stick to
'greeting Russian Dukes and wel-
coming froeigners to our shores!
With the coming of spring and
weather conducive to automobil-
ists, discussion of federal railroad
aids and general improvements of
the country's highways begins.
At present, the Federal govern-
ment, under an old appropriation,
allows $75,000,000 per year for aid-
iag in the building of better roads.
The American Automobile Associa-
tion is petitioning Congress for an
appropriation -of $125,000,000 an-
nually and seems to be entirely
justified in the demands for a
number of reasons.
The fact that good roads nation-
ally are of concern to the Federal
government in its many functions
is obvious, yet the government
funds provide but 5 five per cent
of the money used for improving
the highways. Moreover, in 1916,
when the appropriations bill in
force at present time was adopt-
ed, there were only 3,500,000 auto-
mobiles as compared to the 24,-
700,000 in operation this year, but
there has been no increase in the
appropriations in keeping with
the growing need and demand for
better highways. Finally, it will
be noted that under the war ex-
cise tax which was in force for
a long time after the cessation of
hostilities, the government collect-
ed more than one billion dollars
in automobile excise taxes, while
only half that amount has been ex-

This business of playing certain
games in certain seasons never
does work out, and somebody withI
a lot of spare time on his hands
ought to work out a system of con-
gruity. Take yesterday's ball game.
The spectators sat around in hud-
dled bunches, trying to keep from
catching pneumonia and when one1
wise guy said something about
"bleachers" he was immediately
knocked unconscious by a clout on1
the beak at the hands of a half-
dozen half frozen and very much
disgruntled fans whose slicker-lined
reefers were stiffer than a Poly Sci
If Asbeck could have done it, he'd
probably have tied a couple of hot
water bottles around his hurling
arm before stepping into the pitch-
er's box which must have felt like
an ice box.
Yeste'rday's cold skies made one
think of football, and if 'things
were run right around here we'd
have had a gridiron battle in the
stadium where the fans could have
felt justified in freezing. On rainy
days, of course, all athletic strug-
gles would be confined to a basket-
ball tilt in the Intramural building.
See what you can do, will you?
Campus life "as is" will be por-
trayed in a movie to be made on
the Oregon campus in order to give
prospective students an unadulter-
ed picture of college life.
If it does, the next freshman
class will be a sorry thing to
look upon. However, there are
some fellows who will just go to
college in spite of everything.
Oregon has something to offer,
though, that makes up for that. By
means of a new system, entering
students may register in one hour.
On second thought we wonder
how many hours they stand in
line before they get around to
* * *
Classes in dancing for freshmen
are being given at the University of
Colorado. The charge is ten cents
for the semester.
More graft, eh?
A co-ed at the same school de-
nounces man as a creature that has
never more than one collar or one
idea at one time.
* * *
That's unjust, and besides we
know a lot of women who
haven't even a collar.
The vituperative party further
holds that it's a marvel that a wo-
man should care to kiss a big, awk-
ward, stubby chinned, tobacco-
smelling, and bay rum scented
thing like a man.
Well, lady, if that's what they
grow out west there's always a nice
gentle cow. They don't siell of to-
bacco or bay rum, and they cer-
tainly aren't stubby chinned.
Something to worry about: Pro-
fessor Hobbs says the world is be-
ing pared down at the rate of an
inch every 760 years.

Ann Arbor is stepping out. The
police are searching for three thugs
who paid us a professional visit the
other day. They are badly wanted,
according to the Daily.
Which reminds us of that old
wheeze: what does Ann Arbor want
with thugs?
According to a news dispatch vis-
itors .of the Museum of Peaceful
Arts in New York may, by blowing
cigarette smoke into the funnel of
a new exhibit, see the motion of
the molecules contained in the
as?.h, hatfun.
An instructor at Georgia Tech.
admits that he always gives the
students with white shirts and
snappy ties the better grades. One
student recently went to class in

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When we pass in review Sinclair
Lewis' long chain of faded violets-
The Job, Main Street, Babbitt, Man-
trap, Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry,
and the garrulous but quite inno-
cuous Man' Who Knew Coolidge,
-their scent quite faint-and turn
with weary hope to his latest posey,
Dodsworth, we discover, pleasantly
enough, that Lewis has plowed a
new furrow, sown a new character,
and reaped a new harvest. Dods-
worth is the brightest blossom yet,
and, not only is it bright, but also
fragrantly different and seasonly
Dodsworth is not the airplane
view of a murky, turbulent stream
of life that flows through The Job
with its stenographic heroine cling-I
ing desperately to a raft of rotten.
logs. It is not a badly scratched
etching of a Gopher Prairie and
Carol Kennicott antagonistic and
at odds. It is not a base, booming,
Babbitt, nor a book of diary-like
impressions of a middle-western
mind. It is not a nasty, risque pic-
ture of lascivious laymen, nor has
it the semblance of an Elmer Gan-
try. Dodsworth the character, es-
capes the common element of Bab-
bittry that pervades and surrounds
the characters of all previous books.
Dodsworth is a new element, hith-
erto unused and undiscovered.
Whereas the others are carved from
the same block, Dodsworth is of
a fresh, virgin slab from another
stratum and of another texture.
"To define what Sam Dodsworth
was, at fifty, it is easiest to state
what he was not. He was none of
the things which most Europeans
and many Americans expect in a
leader of American industry. He
was not a Babbitt, not a Rotarian,
not an Elk, not a deacon. He rarely
shouted, never slapped people on
the back. . . He knew, and thor-
oughly, the Babbitts and baseball
fans, but only in business.
"While he was bored by free verse
and cubism, he thought rather well
of Dreiser, Cabell, and so much of
Proust as he had rather laborious-
ly mastered . . . He was common
sense apotheosized, he had the en-
ergy and reliability of a dynamo..
. and all the time he dreamed of

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dream of stars and roses and
nymphs by a pool."
Thus is fashioned a Lewis char-
acter that is unique. However, in
one bad stretch of 70 pages the in-
novation relapses into a Babbitt, or
perhaps for that space Lewis could
not escape Babbitt. But even then
he is not the real Babbitt. He is
rather a Babbitt in gold brocade
and with a'male-trained mind.
This Samuel Dodsworth was a
millionaire, and for twenty years
he had lived with his wife and
reared his family, constructing his
motor car, treating it as an art,
building, building, but always
around himself, penning himself,
blinding himself. Then came reve-
lation (the name of his motor car,
strangely enough), then came the
longing for cosmic sweep and the!
desire to clamber over the wall he i
had built about him, isolating him.
Desire "to sit under a linden 'tree
for six straight months and not
hear one word about efficiency or
Doing Big Things or anything more
important; than the temperature of
the beer....--if there is anything more
important." But more, the de-
sire to travel leisurely, not in the
fashion of American expatriates,
but to do something with his life,
to romanticize after a life of crea-
tion, to follow a "Richard Harding j
Davis dream." C
The Dodsworths go, but oaice re- i
leased from the doldrums of Ze-
nith, Sava discovers that his wife
dominates him, suppresses "hlm,
holds him fast from. his drive to a
new life. He discovers her, when
stripped elude of leer garb of do-
mesticity, a child. He discovers that
between their there has never been
romance. He fails to reawaken what
is dormant between their and like-
wise he fails to mother her. U11-
faithful to hiili, he leaves her to
her lover. Without her he is a de-
relict floating aimlessly, helpless-
ly. He cannot reconcile his life i
without her, yet she iii her new
life seems reborn. He has no place
in it. She was a child, yet she
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Near tragedies frequently fail to'
drive home with the same terrify-
ing force that accompanies catas-
trophes moredevastating and mor-
bid the awful significance that lies
back of them. The plane crash
which occurred in Detroit last Sun-
day with the resultant demolishing
of an automobile parked on the
street and the miraculous escape
from death by the passengers of
both the plane and auto was a near
tragedy. The melo-drarnatic side-
stepping of death by the persons
about to enter the doomed automo-
bile which the hurtling plane
crushed, coupled with the momen-
tary checking of descent by a tele-
phone wire that broke the occu-
pants fall, have by the dint of their
very incredulity acted as a deter-
rent to a speedy curbing of the
cause that lies behind the accident.
Whether or not inculpation for
the affair can be ascribed to stunt
flying, which eye-witnesses attest
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much is not necessary. Work
hard enough at anything and
you've got to stop. That's where
Coca=Cola domes in. Happily,
there's always a cool and cheerful
dace around the corner from any-
where. And an ice-cold Coca-
Cola, with that-delicious taste
and cool after-sense of refresh-
ment, leaves no argument about
when, where-and how-to
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