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Published every morning except Monday
during the University year by the Board 2f
Control of Student Publications.
Member of Western Coaference Editorial
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dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
credited in this paper and the local news pub-]
fished herein.
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Michigan, as second class matter. Special rate
of postage granted by Third Assistant Post-
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ffices: Ann Arbor Press Building, May-
nard Street.
Phones: Editorial, 4925; Businesq, saris.
Telephone 4925
Editor.....................Paul J. Kern
City Editor......... .Nelson J. Smith
News Editor............Richard C. Kurvink
Sorts ,Editor... ............Morris Quinn,
Women's Editor...........Sylvia S. Stone"
Editor Michigan Weekly... .J.Stewart Hooker
Mdusic and Drama......... ... R. L. Askren
Assistant City Editor. Lawrence R. Kleint
Night Editors
ClarenceEN. Edelson Charles S. Monroe
oseph E. Howell Pierce Rosenbrg '
onald J. Klinc George E. Simon
George C. Tilley
Paul L. Adams C. A. Lewis1
Morris Alexander Marian MacDonaldf
Esther Anderson Henry Merry
C. A. Askren N. S. Pickard
Bertram Askwith Victor Rabinowits
[ouise Be'hymer Anne Schell
Arthur Bernstein Rachel Shearer
Seton C. Bovee Robert Silbar
Isabel Charles Howard Simon
L. R. Chubb Robert L. Sloss
Frank . Cooper Arthur R. Strubel
Hfelen. Domine Edith Thomas
Douglas Edwards Beth Valentine
Valborg Egeland Gurney Williams
Robert J. Feldman Walter Wilds
Marjorie Vollmer George E. Wohlgemuth
William Gentry Robert Woodroofe
Lawrence Hartwig Toseph A. Russell
Richard Jung Cadwell Swanson
Charles R. Kaufman A. Stewart
Ruth Kelsey Edward L. Warner Jr.
Donald E. Layman Cleland Wyllie
Telephone 21214
Assistant Manager--RAYMOND WACHTER
Department Managers
Advertising...............Alex K. Scherer
Advertising...............A. James Jordan
Advertising.............Carl W. Hammer
Service............Herbert V. Varnum
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Accounts............Lawrence E. Walkley
Publications.............RPay M. Hofelich

Irving ]Binzer
Donald Blackstone
Mary Chase
Jeanette Dale
Verrnor Davis
Bessie Egeland
Helen Geer
Ann Goldberg
Kasper Halverson
Geore Hamilton
A' s Herwig

Jack Horwich
Dix Humphrey
Marion Kerr
Lillian Kovinlsky
Bernard Larson
Leonard Littlejohn
Hollister Mabley
Jack Rose
Carl F. Schemm
Sherwood Upton
Marie Wellstead

Night Editor-Clarence Edelson
Fortunately no one was serious-
ly burned in the initiation of
Sphinx and Triangles, junior honor
societies, on Wednesday afternoon.
We say fortunately, for it was only
by extreme good fortune that
nothing more serious did happen.
Sphinx and Triangles, in throwing
hot water on their respective ini-
tiates, committed what was with-
out doubt an extremely foolish
deed. No other .adjectives need. be
That the injury to the three men
burned was entirely unintentional
goes without saying. That Univer-
sity students, turned loose in red
paint and red robes, can commit
acts which no sane person would
ever conceive is likewise urn-
deniable. All of which leads only
to the question as to whether or
not brutality in initiations is
worthy of perpetuation, and that is
a subject much too complicated for
the present discussion.
There will doubtless be a great
reform movement in campus ini-
tiations as a result of the Wednes-
day afternoon incident. Such in-
cidents always bring reform. We
can expect no further accidents for
years to come, until the, present
situation has been forgotten and
renewed carelessness characterizes
the initiations once again.
The really worthwhile thing that
could come from the affair, how-
ever, would be a closer supervision
of the initiation pranks of all
campus honor societies, and a sys-
tem where all such events will be
conducted in the presence of some-
one responsible enough to test the
heat of water before applying it.
It would be a comparatively
simple matter to have some such
person present, and it need not in-
terfere with the spectacular fea-
tures of the affair. Certainly stu-
dent responsibility can never be
competent to care for the situation,
for students in certain situations
have no responsibility and the in-
cident of Wednesday only displays
the fact. Such a step, taken im-
mediately, could probably prevent
permanently any repetition of the
regrettable affair and could safe-
guard the University from the pos-
sibility of an even more serious ac-

system of initiations-a system
that courts irresponsibility.
The reappearance of the Special
Opera Section of The Daily today,
for the first time since the "Tam-
bourine" Edition in 1925 will doubt-
less prove welcome to many. Be-
sides enhancing the regular issue
of The Daily the special section
provides an opportunity to learn
more about the production and cast
of the annual Union musical pre-
"Rainbow's End," the current of-
fering, promises to be genuinely
good entertainment and deserves
the consideration of the student
body on that point alone. Michi-
gan Union Operas have received
national recognition for their out-
standing excellence and clear su-
periority over other college produc-
The Opera, entailing the lengthy
work of a large number of students
both on th0 cast and various com-
mittees, has come through its
twenty-three productions to occupy
a definite, established position in
the ranks of Michigan traditions.
As such, its opening Monday night
at the' Whitney should receive a
warm welcome from the student
The decision of the Midwest
College Comics association to sever
relations with College Humor at its
convention last week in Minne-
apolis is sufficient import to de-
serve both explanation and com-
ment, and of considerable local in-
terest because of its resultant effect
upon the Gargoyle, which is a
member of the association.
College Humor, in the opinion of
the representatives in attendance
at the convention, has misrepre-
sented college life to the outside
world and has damaged the adver-
tising field of the college comic
Although the truth of tl)ese
charges is not immediately appar-
ent, a consideration of the factors
which lie beneath them indicate
that the college comic publications
of the middle West have taken a
step of no small consequence.
While entailing some financial loss
in the shape of the amounts paid
by Colege Humor for reprint privi-
leges, the college publications have
taken avery commendable and
justifiable stand in defense of col-
lege and university life while at
the same time they have begun a
movment of decided financial im-
portance to themselves.
It is the contention of college
editors that College Humor has
created a false impression of col-
lege life, giving to the . outside
world the belief that drinking,
"petting," and "dating" are the
sole occupations of university and
college students. Through arti-
cles which the magazine has pub-
lished written about different uni-
versities, it has succeeded in some
instances in fastening definite im-
pressions and reputations upon in-
dividual schools. And in no case
have these impressions been' of
either a desirable or a commend-
able nature.
Such a designation has been
c highly resented upon some camp-
uses, and there are doubtless others
which will appreciate the sincerity
of action looking to an alleviation

of this situation.
The publishers of College Humor
furthermore, have been selling a
great deal of national advertising,
at the cost of the college publica-
tions, upon the contention that
r College Humor covers the college
field, being read by virtually every
college student.
It is the concensus of opinion
among students associated with the
various college comic monthlies
that College Humor does not cover
the college field, being read almost
entirely by high school students
and other young persons seeking to
acquire a collegiate veneer. And it
is this latter contention which
seems most likely to be the correct
Similar action to that taken by
the Midwest association resulted
in the severing of relations between
the Western association and Col-
lege Humor more than a year ago,
and it is considered likely that the
same action will be taken by the
Eastern association at its meeting
'in February.
In the face of the reasons given
above, and if the beliefs of the
representatives at the convention
that College Humor has been guilty
of bad faith and cut rate competi-
tion in its dealings with college
I publications arecorrect, then it
would seem most certainly . true

From metropolitan dailies we
gather the fact that Sphinx had a
"hot" initiation.
* * *
The co-eds on the campus t
might learn a lesson from thet
members of Sphinx; they, at
least, have solved the hot
water problem., ,t
Anyway, why should we throwl
cold water on any of Sphinx's,
Knute Rockne, football coach
of that traveling university,
Notre Dame, has written to the
editor of The Daily, advising
him to ascertain facts about
Notre Dame's eligibility rules
before he writes editorials
about them, and that if the
editor wished,ahe would send
the editor a list of them.
That's great, Knute, but will
you send your salary schedule
along with them?'
Probably the Notre Dame cata-
logue next year will have a slogan
like "Go To Notre Dame And See
The World."
* * *
Benito Mussolini, dictator of
Italy, has announced a
rather ambitious policy of
making all the women in ItalyI
beautiful. Let's abolish con-
gress and the president and
have a dictator here, too.
A Serbian university has been
closed after a riot of the students.
What? A Sphinx organization in
Dispatches from Washington
claim that the "great minds of
Congress are fixed on Immigra-
tion." Yes, those two boys
should have a great time figur-
ing it out.
Some Nebraska co-eds won a
meat judging contest held the
other day in Chicago. Great stuff,
girls. Now perhaps you will be abl
yto look over a menu and really
know what you're ordering in less
than half an hour.
0- - --
Well, we can't wait much
( longer. Doesn't some onej
( know? Hasn't any one anyj
idea? Tell us quick, what
I would YOU do in the case of
j Mary Gold?

Music And Drama
Matinee Musicale, for the second
of their series of chamber music
concerts, are bringing The Gordon
String Quartet to Mimes theatre,
Wednesday night of next week.
This quartet is a revival of the
traditional Chicago Symphony Or-
chestra Quartet, and since its in-
ception during the musical jsea-
son of 1921-1922 it has drawn a
large amount of very favorable
critical coniment in and around
Chicago. The purpose behind its
programs is to build up an audi-
ence appreciative of both the clas-
sical and the modern in the na-
tional music of European coun-
tries, while keeping a large place,
always, for the American com-
Mr. Jacques Gordon, first violinist
of the Quartet, the concert-mas-
ter of the Chicago Symphony, has
been a member of the Berkshire^
String Quartet, and has played in
chamber music concerts with Har-
old Bauer and Benno Moiseiwitsch.
John Weicher, second violin; Clar-
ence Evans, viola; and Richard
Wagner, 'cello, have all built - con-
siderable reputations in the ensem-
ble field and are at present mem-
bers of the Chicago Symphony staff
of musicians.
William Hodge, who has been on
the stage for thirty-six years, and
who, twenty-one years ago, first
achieved popularity on Broadway
in "The Man From IHome," will
head the cast of "Straight Thru
the Door" which opens in Detroit
Sunday evening.
This mystery-comedy offers Mr.
Hodge somewhat of a new role as
a famous actor who is building9
summer home. The comedy ele-
ment is worked around his diffi-
culties in the process of construc-
tion of the house, and the com-
plications caused by the interior
decorator's vampish wiles. The
third ingredient in the connection
is a murder, in the solution of
which Mr. Hodge, as Gene Thomas
figures as the Sherlock Holmes of
the play.
The company which is support-
ing Mr. Hodge is the same as thai
of the New York run of, the
comedy, and this, combined with
the afore mentioned popular ele-
ments, should provide a rolicking
play for the Christmas season.
P. L. A.
The novelty with which a triad
of famous poets' names was spelt i
has occasioned a certain amount
of flippant gossip. We hasten to
assure a palpitating public that we
did not spll the names quite that
way. Nor did anyone else, for that
matter. They merely 'became'
jspelled so. Such things are pos-
sible in a ,newspaper office.
* * *
Campus Qpinion uhas taken ks to
task in regard to our review of
The Habimah Players. It seems
some of the Hebrew they used was
two hundred years old, We had
no idea that this was the case. it;
should have been mentioned in the
program. But anyhow, we enjoyed
the performance and would never
have paid the least attention to it
in our critical atclS

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Only seven more dances remain till Christmas vacation. Each
one of these dances provides unexcelled entertainment --- the
result of wonderful harmony and rhythm produced by Buddy
Golden and His Eleven Wolverines in combination with a
splendid collegiate environment. Make your attendance
during the rest of the year 100 % and we assure you enjoy-
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But hand those Tittle;
credit due them. They
good neckwhen they saw
* * *

girls the
knew a

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Sir Thomas Lipton stopped
at a fashionable, New York golf
club yesterday, just prior to
sailing back to England. It is
reported that during his round
of golf he made some miserable
drives. We know what the
trouble was, Sir Thomas, just
a bum tea.
* * *
Sue, This is Worse Than Naught!
They Found a black hat in the'
rhetoric office yesterday with the
initials R. I. B. stamped on the
Sue Burb
* * *
A girl in Fort Wayne, Indi-
ana. was held up ftwice within

six hours. Such popularity
must be deserved. Pedagogical eminence in class-
* * * room recently referred to "flap-
Well, as a prominent philosophy pers, male and female." This
professor is ever wont to utter, sounds like a sneer at God's gift to
"Lord what fools these other mor- c o 11 e giate exhibitionism, The
tals be." Opera. For the price of a ticket
* * * any student on the campus can
John Held, Jr., the artist, was establish the validity of the at-
recently rendered unconscious tack for himself. It will be sur-
for two weeks on his farm in prisingly easy.
Connecticut by the violent kick
of a horse. Probably the horse We take credit for having spelled
saw one of his pictures. St. John Ervine correctly at least
A headline in the Daily states f once in this column. Occasionally.
that the President presents four we have spelled it Irvine. This
millionhdollar budget to Congress. version seems to have infected
The Daily will yet make the United front page scriveners on this paper,
States an economical nation, and to have caused an epidemic of
LARK. Irvines in Detroit. Even Motor
* * * City advertizing writers succumbed.
HELP! HELP! This column isn't Aghast, we offer the playwright ±.I
conducted by Harve Woodruff, but remedy. Let Mohammed go to the
we are in dire need of assistance mountain and submit to Irvine.
nevertheless. Lark was apparently * * *

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set to go!


very indolent today and left an
immense space to be filled by in-
nocent proof-readers like us. He's
a thoughtful chap that way.
* * *
And what's more -the infection
seems to have spread, for the pro-
digal Three Star is sitting upstairs
smoking a vile cigar, stolidly re-
fusing to help out. He's another
great boy!

A flood of publicity, sweeping
over the campus with a swirl of
interviews, signed statements, en-
dorsements by learned doctors and
bald men, frequently saying noth-
ing, more. often saying the same
thing over and over again, has its
primary effect of piercing the stu-
dent consciousness with the impor-
tonr n orf it0 n', oci-'A --no . fc -,nr~n'nrnrv


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