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PAE OU T E IC IG N AI Y USDAY<s .V 1 VlTOTWP 1 iy 1 Qi ;

94It £tdir~tot aily
Published every morning except Monday
during the University year by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
Member of Western Conference Editorial
The Associated Press is exclusively en-
Ctled to the use for republication of all news
dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
credited in this paper and the local news pub-
lished herein.
Entered at the postoflice at Ann Arbor,
Michigan, as second class matter. Special rate
of postage granted by Third Assistant Post-
master Gen eral
Subscription by carrier, $4.00; by mail,
O4.ices: Ann Arbor Press Building, May-
nard Street.
Phones: Editorial, 4925; Busines, 21214.
Telephone 4925
Editor.....................Paul J. Kern
City Editor..... ........ .Nelson J. Smith
News Editor............Richard C. Kurvink
Sports Editor ..... .......... Morris Quinn
Women's Editor.............Sylvia S. Stone
Editor Michigan Weekly....J. Stewart Hooker
Music and Drama........... .. R. L. Askren
'ssistant City Editor.. .awrence R. Klein
Night Editors
Clarence N. Edelson Charles S. Monroe
Joseph E. Howell Pierce Rormberg
onald J. Kline George E. Simons
teorge C. Tilley


Tutoring or no tutoring, that is
the question. Whether 'tis nobler
in the mind to suffer a flunk in a
subject, or to be tutored, and by
so doing, pass it? This question
arises now at Michigan with the
establishing of a tutoring institu-
tion on a large, organized scale.

Pautl I Adams
Morris Alexander
Esther Anderson
C. A. Askren
Rertram Askwith
P enelon FBoesche
Louise Behyrner
Arthur Bernstein
Isabel Charles
L. R. Chubb
Laura Codlin"
Frank E. Ccupei
H-elen Domine
Edward Efroymsoi
Douglas Edwards
Valborg Egeland
Robert J. Feldmat'
Marjorie Follmer
Oscar Fuss
William Gentrv
't'om Gillett
Lawrence Hartwig
Willis Jones
Richard ung
Charles .Kaufman

Ruth Kelsey
Donald . Layman
C. A. Lewis
Leon Lyle
Marian MacDonald
Henry Merry
N. S. Pickard
William Post
Victor Rabinowit,
rohn.T. Russ
Harold Saperstein
Rachel Shearer
Howard Simon
Robert L. Sloss
Arthur R. Strubel
Beth Valentine
Gurney Williams
Walter Wilds
rdward Weinman
Robert Woodroofe
foaeph A. Russell
Cadwell Swanson
A. Stewart
Edward L. Warner Jr.
Cleland Wyllie

The organization is entirely
Michigan in personnel. Men who
are either specializing in a sub-
ject or who have had considerable
experience and success with a sub-
ject have been contracted to do the
tutoring. The list of these men in-
clude M. A.'s, Phi Beta Kappa's,
Ph. D's, assistants, and even in-
structors. Obviously then the
agency is entirely sincere in its
desire to give the backward stu-
dent his money's worth. We can-
not condemn the new attempt on
the grounds that it is some new
educational quackery, or trickery.
Tutoring has been an accepted
thing at many schools for years.
But the merit of tutoring is a
debatable question. Students are
expected, when admitted to the
University, to have the ability and
ambition to pass University courses
without the aid of agencies outside
the University personnel proper,
When a student is forced to resort
to such an artifical intelligence
stimulus as a tutoring school, there
can 'be no doubt that the student
is not complying with the require-
ments which he implicitly promised
to adhere to when he became a
student at the University of Mich-
igan. The courses are not hard
or difficult to pass. Everyone will
admit that they are pitched to the
lower intelligence not the higher.
The trouble lies with the amount
of study which the student is
giving to his work, or the attitude
with which he regards his studies.
There is not much doubt that a
tutoring school is aseful to the
campus in helping students to skin
through their ,courses. But there
is not much doubt, either, that it
is a bad moral force, fostering con-
tempt and disregard for the most
important thing in the University,
bona fide scholarship.
The Graf Zeppelin has arrived.
With Al Smith and Joe Robinson
going, why does the country need
more windbags?
Chicago gangsters are now tak-
ing to the Kentucky mountains to
seek employment. They are hold-
ing the shotguns at the weddings

Three Star, in a sudden andj
much lamented burst of energy,
has decided to begin classes today.
And in as much as he has about
23 hours of incompletes from
about 8 different? professors, h
has left us to write the column in-
definitely. He probably will leave
town about February 1.
* * *
And Sunday morning's Daily
informs us that the Wolver-
ines were downed by Indiana,
six love.
** *
Apparently we have Sour Sue
backing up, after we told her
a few things at the end of our
political column the other day.
These women have to be kept in
their places.
* * *
The Second Annual Senior
class election of 1928-29 was
held yesterday in Natural Sci-
ence auditorium. A strange
connundrum has evolved from
the proceedings. Although ap-
proximately the same number
of total votes were cast as in
the initial election, there were
more Seniors present.
You tell us, Dean Bursley,
you tell us the reason.
* * *

Telephone 21214
Assistant Manager-RAY MOND WACHTER
Advertising.eparment .Alex K. Scherer
Advertising..... .........A. JamesJordan
Advertising..... ........ Carl W. Hammer
Service.............. Herbert E. Varnum
Circulation.... . . .........George S. Bradley
Accounts.............Lawrence E. Walkly
Publications...............Ray M. Hofelich

Even if we didn't win a
game Saturday, we might
have had a theatre rush.

at least

IMusic And Dramaj
Without yet having had the op-
portunity to get the play properly
under way, Comedy Club an-
nounces quite definitely that Sar-
dou's "Diplomacy" will constitute
the bill with which they will open
their season. The opening night
is announced tentatively as Octo-
ber 29, but a number of considera-
tions maykalter the present plans.
Two weeks makes an exceedingly
short time, even for experienced
stock company, to do justice to the
Sardou opus. George Tyler took it
last year with an all star cast for
a tour over the road, beginning in
New York. It made money and
the richness of each part made the
all star cast very much worth
while Comedy club takes on a
tremendous job when they con-
tract to do it. Fortunately, they
are blessed with some excellent
material. Casting try-outs have
revealed some surprising "charac-
ter" possibilities, notably in the
case of Lorinda McAndrew as a
Russian Countess, and George
Preihs as Baron Stein.
The chief difficulty with the pla
from the point of production 18
that its virtues lie, not so much in
the significance of the lines spok-
en, as in the suggestive character
of the various little bits of bu-
mess" which accompany the d
logue. The problem for Com,
Club is both to learn the rea dh
of the lines-in itself an ordinar
sized job-and to synchronize th
innumerable bits of "Business" s
that the play can emerge in ful
body, with all the attendant im-
plications of character and plot
Sardou's manner of writing was
essentially Scribean. His preoccu-
pation was not with the theatrical
problem of holding the mirror up I
to life, but;, granting the existanc'
of living beings, his attempt was
to interweave them so in a body
of conflicting relations that climax
after climax could follow in a se-
ries of interesting episodes which
would amusean audience for some
two hours or more. He was not
interested particularly in solving
life's problems. He left those to
Ibsen and Galsworthy and others
of the social turn of mind. He was
interested in amusing-for its own
sake. And "Diplomacy" is just
that, quite honestly. It is not a
shocker, and its production main-
tains Comedy Club's standard of
high class entertainment.
The direction which the Club
have arranged for will be a large
factor in the success of the show.
Miss Phyllis Loughton, graduate
last year and well known for her
work in 'Dulcy, 'You and I,
"Seventh Heaven" and a number
of other campus productions and
for her direction of the 1927 Jun-
ior Girls' play, "Eight 'Till Eight,"
has been borrowed from Miss Bon-
stelle and the Detroit Civic Thea-
ter to carry the main burden of
direction. Miss Loughton will not
officiate at all the rehearsals, but
will be assisted by Tom Dougall of
last year's class whose success in
acting and directing last year were
important factors in the dramatic
seasons of both Mimes and Com-
edy club, to say nothing of the
Opera of which he was co-author!
with Vincent Wall. The efforts of
these two "capables" will be im-
portant in overcoming the handi-
cap of haste which may hinder an

otherwise notable production.
R. L. A.
* *4 *

j,,or fl/en is,&nce 14&


The ideal




for fall



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Irving Binzer
Mary Chase
Jeanette Dale
Vernor Davis'
Helen Geer
Kasper Halverson
J'ack Horwitch

George R. Hamilton
Dix Humphrey
Bernard Larson
Leonard Littlejohn
T. Hollists -
Carl Schemm
Robert Scoville

"Do the University dinner
plates mean that they are go-
ing to offer domestic science
courses on the campus?"
asked the Fair Co-ed in a
silly tone today.



Night Editor-CHAS. S. MONROE

More than two weeks have pas-
sed since President Little first
startled the campus and the state
with his plan. for a Federal survey
of liquor conditions on the campus.
In that time, the Detroit alumni
did not lend their aid to the
President's enthusiasm at a meet-
ing in that city, and the inter-
fraternity council, per schedule,
passed a motion and appointed a
committee. Previous to that, the
Student council had passed a reso-
lution calling upon the Student
body to support a liquor survey of
some kind.
This afternoon, the ball will pro-
teed on its course when represen-
tatives from student organizations
and administration officials will
confer with the President as to the
next step. At iris time, consider-
ation will be made of; the variousI
ways'in which the University canI
best cooperate with those who will
make the survey, and the way in
which Federal or outside aid may
be secured.
President Little's stand in \the
face of much opposition for what
he believes to be the right thing
to do for the best interests of the
student body and the University as
a whole, is commendatory. The
President has met with obstacles
that might have turned another
from the path, and has faced the
situation squarely. He is giving the
student body the squarest deal
they could expect in consulting
them in each of his moves and
pledging himself tobe guided in
part by what they desire. At no
time, has he sought to shove an
unliked move down their throats.
The seeking of Federal aid may
not be the best move that is open
to the University by which it can
investigate the status of Prohibi-
tion on this campus. A survey by
a social organization might be
more satisfactory to the student
body, and yet be as effective as
calling in still more policemen to
clutter up the campus.
The President has taken an ad-
mirable stand in believing that the
prohibition law is not as freely
disregarded on the campus as the
newspapers of the state and the
citizens of Ann Arbor would have

S Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to beabrief,
confining themselves to less than 300
words it possible. Anonymous com-
munications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be :rgearded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters published should not be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of the Daily.
To the Editor:
At last we have received, in yes-
terday's letter to the Daily from
R. L., Grad., definite expression of
a sentiment that one cannot fail
to hear repeated again and again
on the campus. R. L. is very evi-
dently no 'whisper' nor does he, in
his own words, "submerge point
and issuein an avalanche of
words." He is all 'point.' "The
G. O. P. do not abhor Catholics
any more than Democrats do."
"There is a scarcity of educated
Catholics." "A Catholic President
would have an Italion boss." "Al
Smith in the presidency will be the
tool of forces too great for any
man to withstand, forces that will
divide nations against themselves
and against their neighbors."
"Governor Smith could not take
the oath of allegiance without per-
juring himself." Here is a man
that is frank, anyway.
But, however much one may be
disposed to congratulate R. L. for
the courage of his convictions-for
indeed it does take courage to ut-
ter absurdities so directly and so
frequently-it is regrettable that
such statements should come from
a Grad, who by this time should
be well on his way towards an edu-
cation and a clear view of' facts.
Where has he received his faculty
for issuing statements so devoid of
foundation in fact?
As a "thoroughly American
American," R. L. affirms that he
desires as President a man of an
"American religion"- a thing
which the most untutored Ameri-
can should know does not or should
not, according to one of the fun-
damentals of our constitution,
exist. Last of all, I think that R. L.
has branded himself as something

* * *
Webster's reply to Hayne was
famous in its day, but it is nothing
compared to Kernel's reply to the
member of the Tolstoi league who
wanted Tolstoi's picture run on
page one of The Daily.
"No," said Kernel, "we can't run
it on page one, but we might run it
upside down in the Rolls column
as Mt. Etna in eruption."
* * *
Kernel was last seen flying
for West Branch, Michigan.
* * *
Man Returns From Trip North,
Rumor Avers, According
To Dispatch
By Sherwood Eddy
William Herbert Hobbs, geology
professor in a fairly well-known
mid-western university, returned to
Ann Arbor recently from the north.
* * *
Dear Sue (Sue Burb, not
Sour Sue): That last contribu-.
tion of yours was worse than
those of the other Sue men-
tioned above. Are you failing
me too? After all the good
stuff you wrote for me this
* * *

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We suggest this slogan for
new 15 cent Gargoyle: "15c
not worth it!"
* * *



From the records of the two
teams, the Michigan-Navy
game should be a real battle
We fear that Andy Gump is go-
ing to have one beautiful time pa-
trolling the roads between here
and Columbus next Saturday.
* * *
Want add in Sunday's Daily:
For Sale-Three Indiana foot-
ball tickets.
For the Michigan team, at least,
a football game is as hard to win
as a senior election.
* * *
"Oh, well," both candidates
can say, "it is better to have
won. and withdrawn than not
to have run at all!".... ... ....
* * *
SNow that rushing season is about


Over the whole week-end we
have been oppressed by the feeling
that something ought to be done
about it. Just what, is another
question, but really something
seems inevitable. Logically, the
public should be made to pay.
The point is that one evening
last week, much to our surprise we
found ourselves on the mezzanine
of the Detroit Civic Theatre, all
primed to meet some theatrical
stars. If the truth were to be told
we were so well primed that we
should have been just as pleased to
meet the doorman, or anyone else.
That detached feeling, you know.
It must have been the punch; or
maybe it was the coffee. But the
coffee looked innocent.
Anyhow, people finally came-to
be met. Dorothy Gish was there.
She sat and smoked and pursed her
lips. She wore red, which made her
look more tired than she probably
was. Tom Douglas came, and all
his teeth. He talked, as if you
didn't believe him. Said the show
was clean. So did everyone else.
James Rennie stood around, look-1


opens a new era of ocean travel

Miraculously quiet and vibration-
less, luxurious and swift, the new
electrically operated S. S. Califor-
nia, largest American-built pas-
senger ship, has opened a new era
in ocean travel.
Electricity drives the California so
efficiently that the fuel bill for the
initial coast-to-coast trip was

comforts found in the finest hotels.
Complete electrification makes the
California an engineering marvel
and a commercial success; it is
booked far in advance, a sister
ship has just been launched, and
another is under construction.
On sea or land, in every walk of
life, electricity is in the van


even less than the Canal tolls.
Electricity mans the winches,
bakes the bread, makes the
ice, polishes the silver. And

w .ftN.

of progress. Undreamed of
yesterday, the electric ship is
a symbol of the electrical in-
dustry's Dart in modern civil-

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